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Junkanoo Summer Festival brought out crowds
First festival featured the Defence Force Band
I The Royal Bahamas Defence Force Band was the highlight of the first Junkanoo Summer Festival for this season. Held on June 12,
crowds turned out to enjoy the rich experiences of Bahamian culture. Visitors and Bahamians alike enjoyed the ambiance of the
entertainment that is put on annually by the Ministry of Tourism. The event on June 12 was the first of four Friday night programs.
It's Junkanoo Summer Festival time
again on Abaco. This year the summer
festival got off to a great start on June
12 at Goombay Park in Marsh Harbour.
This anticipated event is sponsored by the
Ministry of Tourism and features a variety
of music, dance and talent shows that all
showcase Bahamian culture. Both visitors
and Bahamians come together to have fun,
be entertained, participate in the activities
and enjoy the rhythm of Bahamian music.
This year the honour of officially open-
ing the event went to Member of Parlia-
ment for South Abaco Edison Key, who
welcomed everyone. A number of differ-
ent performers displayed their talents in-
cluding the Royal Bahamas Defence Force
Marching Band and Pop Band. This spir-
ited group is always a hit with its regal uni-
forms and precision maneuvers alternating
with lively dance routines..
The event would not be complete with-
out a Junkanoo rush. This display was by
Please see Junkanoo Page 2
Hope Town hosted
annual school swim meet
Provided by Friends of the Environment
Abaco's beaches are welcoming home re-
turning female sea turtles during the months
of May through October. Most female sea
turtles return to the beach where they were
born every time they are ready to nest. Each
nest can hold up to 100 eggs, and a nest
can remain incubated in the sand for up to
two months. The majority of turtles that are
found on Abaco are green and loggerhead
turtles although there have been occasional
sightings of some leatherback turtles in re-
cent years. Human disturbance can be det-
rimental to the success of sea turtle nesting.
It is important that we all take the necessary
precautions to ensure that Abaco's nests are
productive ones so we can continue to wel-
come the ladies home!
Please see Turtles Page 10
me community swimming pool in Hope Town was illea witm U10 students Jrom 10
schools competing in five categories. They are shown here at the awards ceremony.
By Mirella Santillo
Ten schools and approximately 100
students participated in the inter-school
swim meet held in Hope Town on June
4th in the memory of Mr. Perry Cooke, a
promoter of the event that started nearly
20 years ago. The event was organized
by Mrs. Carrie Cash, a event that she has
been organizing for many years as she
was involved in the Hope Town Swim-
ming Club from the beginning in part-
nership with Mr Perry Cooke at a time
when swimming competitions were held
in White Sound, Elbow Cay. She men-
tioned that a few years ago the club was
challenged into building a pool and given
seed money to start. However, it took
Please see Swim Meet Page 5
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Coral reef display is
A display about coral reefs developed by the Smithsonian Institute of Washington,
D. C., was brought to Abaco by the BREEF organization of Nassau and set up in Royal
Bank in Marsh Harbour. Casuarina McKinney Lambert, center, Director of BREEF,
is discussing the display with d'Shan Maycock, left, and Kristin Williams, right, both
with Friends of the Environment. The dislay is very informative and extensive. It will
be shown throughout the Caribbean. See story on page 21.
VOLUME 17, NUMBER 12 JUNE 15th, 2009
VOLUME 17, NUMBER 12 JUNE 15th, 2009
Turtle nesting season
will last till October
Page 2 Section A The Abaconian
Summer Festival got season off to good start
Junkanoo From Page 1
the Treasure Cay Explorers, a new group on Ab-
aco that won first place in the Junkanoo competi-
tion held this past February. The group did not
disappoint as it came with elaborate costumes,
goatskin drums and cow bells and had the crowd
dancing along with them.
This first Summer Festival of 2009 had lots
of other entertainment. Limbo, ring play, Abaco
trivia, Bahamian dance competition and other
fun activities. A cultural Biblical skit was di-
rected by Beverly Archer. The colorful booths
were filled with a variety of Bahamian dishes and
for the first time this year samples of Bahamian
bush teas and desserts were offered. The newly
formed Abaco Rangers demonstrated their skills
in a admirable drill performance.
A fashion show, organized by Philipa Far-
rington, displayed clothing available locally and
ended their show wearing stylish Junkanoo head
pieces. A dance performance by the New Wave
The Abaco Rangers perfomed showing off their newly learned
marching maneuvers. The Ranger program is an outreach pro-
gram of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force for high school
students to teach them discipline along with marching.
n show at Junaknoo Summer Festival proved to be a
!ment of the entertainment. To complete their show,
ore the elaborate head pieces shown above.
Dancers from Freeport included spirited girls who
changed their costumes and lively dance routines
many times. keeping everyone's interest. The danc-
ers were animated and
agile as they danced
in unison. The De-
fence Force Band and
New Wave Dancers
both included specta-
tors from teh audience
at one point into their
performance, a gesture
that always pleases the
crowd. The show end-
ed with a concert by
the Bahamas Defence
Force Pop Band.
The remaining three
Junkanoo Summer Fes-
tival events will take
place on June 19, June
26 and July 3.
The Treasure Cay Explorers Junkanoo group entertained the
crowd at the Junkanoo Summer Festival as they rushed, Ev-
eryone got into the exurberant spirit and joined them in the
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100 students competed in inter-school swim meet
Swim Meet From Page 1
seven years to finish the pool that was fi-
nally put to use four years ago.
Approximately 50 races in breast
stroke, butterfly stroke, back stroke, free
style and relay, all in 25m and 50m, were
held. The students competed by age from
six and under to 15 and under. Each race
was comprised of three heats and the win-
ners were awarded by their time average in
the three heats rather than by the winning
of one race.
It was a long and hot day which start-
ed around 10 and ended with the awards'
ceremony. In spite of the heat parents and
coaches held up till the end, but were sorry
that they could not join the kids in the pool.
Abaco Swimming Club was represented
by the Hope Town Branch and the Marsh
Harbour Branch as well as students who
practiced on their own or under their
school program. Some schools are very
small so had only a few swimmers entered
in the meet. Awards were presented for in-
dividual performances and to the schools
with the highest points.
Hope Town Primary School was award-
ed the trophy for the high point in the pri-
mary division and Forest Heights Academy
in the high school division. Agape Chris-
tian School came in third position followed
by Green Turtle Cay's Amy Roberts.
All the swimmers gave their best efforts
to the competition. Following are a few
results. Mrs. Cash was happy to see a re-
newed interest in swimming and hopes that
even more schools will participate in the
future. Practice has only recently started
and many good swimmers have already
distinguished themselves, so it should be
an exciting season to look forward to.
High Point Trophy Winners
6 & under girls Alexis Cooke, Hope Town
6 & under boys Gabriel Wong, Agape
8 & under girls Samie Williams, Hope Town
8 & under boys Brady Pinder, Agape Christian
10 & under girls Lilly Higgs, Hope Town
10 & under boys Joshua Wong, Agape
12 & under girls Albury Higgs, Hope Town
12 & under boys Christopher Albury, HT
14 & under girls Blair Johnson, Forest Hts.
14 & under boys AshtonKemp, Cyber Learning
15 & under girls Kaylyn Malone, St. Francis
15 & over boys Brian Higgs, Forest Hts.
Great Guana Cay
St. Francis de Sales
Mary E. Albury High Sch.
Cyber Learning Center
Amy Roberts, Green Turtle
Agape Christian School
Forest Heights Academy
Hope Town Primary
Hope Town has a 25-meter community swimming pool and sponsors an annual swim meet
for all Abaco schools. The pool is set up for swimmers to train. Carrie Cash has been ac-
tive in promoting swimming on Abaco for many years and organizes these annual meets.
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Page 6 Section A The Abaconian
South Abaco News
By Lee Pinder
One of ten children born to Rosa and
Talmadge Sawyer of Cherokee Sound,
Clyde Talmadge Sawyer, 75, passed away
in Nassau after a long bout with cancer. He
is survived by Shirley, his wife of 56 years,
as well as four children and ten grandchil-
dren; three of his brothers, Andy, Glenn
and Wil; and two sister, Patsy Roberts
and Ruth Pinder. His funeral was held at
Ebenezer Methodist Church in Nassau on
June llth with two fellow Cherokee men
officiating, brothers Sidney and Hartis Pin-
May he rest in peace.
Rachael and Larry Albury are the proud
parents of a brand new baby boy born in
Nassau on May 16. They have named their
new son, Sabastian. Best of luck to Mother
Local Fund Raiser
A Take-Away Dinner and Fund Raiser,
planned originally for June 6, was moved
to July 11 by the community of Cherokee
Sound to assist in medical expenses for
Una Albury, who is presently at the Cancer
Clinic in Nassau receiving treatments.
The ladies of the community, under the
direction of Joann Sturrup, who instructs
them in their quilt making, will donate one
of their lovely handmade quilts for a spe-
cial auction. There will be a raffle with fan-
tastic prizes along with grilled dolphin or
chicken dinners and, of course, lots of deli-
cious homemade sweets to tempt the buy-
ers. We look forward to seeing you there.
Mike Malone's Fund Raiser
Someone must have been smiling on
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didn't rain on the fund raising held for
Mike Malone. The Abaco-wide effort was
raising funds for his very high medical ex-
penses. It was overcast all day and there
was a light breeze that kept it cool. From
morning till night there was a good flow
of people all day. I worked in the baked
goods stall and we managed to take in over
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day. We want to thank everyone who do-
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our donations we received only two items
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to give of their time and money for Mike.
Back an Old Friend
The Rev. Carla Culmer returned to Ab-
aco after a two and a half year absence,
and she filled the church with eight other
ministers and lay-preachers who were anx-
ious to hear her speak. Her visit was far
too short, but her message from Ezekiel 37
certainly gave the parishioners hope for the
future. She always had a knack for con-
necting with the people and bringing the
stories from the Bible into our everyday
lives. Her sermon encouraged us all to
have more faith in God and to believe in
his power to bring even the "dry bones"
back to life and assured us He would bring
us through this crisis.
The normal flow of water at low tide
from the Bridge Creek is changing the
beach west of the Long Dock. The flow of
water out of the Bridge Creek has had to
change course since a nearby area of man-
groves was filled in on the western side
of the creek some time back. The water
that used to rush out of the Bridge Creek
in a relatively straight line running north
to south is now bending back and forth,
and it appears to be filling in the mouth
of the creek all together. As a result of
this change even the beachfront has been
drastically altered. There is now a three-
foot-deep drop off in an area of beach that
Please see Letters Page 7
Rev. Carla Culmer, who was the Methodist minister for many years for three churches on
Abaco, returned for a visit after being away for two and a half years. She was welcomed
back with open arms. She spoke at a service at Epworth Chapel in Cherokee Sound that
was attended by all three congregations. This picture shows Rev. Culmer, Vincent Higgs,
Patrick Bethel, Amanda Sawyer, Kenya Lavell (minister in training stationed on Abaco
until August 2009), Rev. Gene Zimmerman (retired minister from Jacksonville, Florida,
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was always a long sloping sandy area that
never had more than a foot of water, even
at high tide.
The area of mangrove, rock and swash
running from the parking lot to the beach
and from the eastern boundary of the set-
tlement around to the road up to the Sand
Bar Restaurant near The Hill had a pond
in its center that is undoubtedly a breed-
ing ground for small fish, crabs and conch
as well as a nesting area for many types
of wild birds and cranes. For more than
20 years this entire area has not changed
but remained basically the same. Now in
a very short period of time it seems to be
changing every day, and many are won-
dering if these changes are permanent and
The students of the Cherokee Sound Prima
tained their families and friends with a Ta
dressed in the costumes of their favorite story
how they will affect the local eco-system.
Personally, I have experienced many of
these evenings in Cherokee over the years.
With each new crop of students I am always
amazed and excited by their efforts and this
year was no exception. Sixteen students
from pre-school thru 6th grade depicted
storybook characters, characters they had
read about in school during a recent island-
wide reading project that had left a lasting
impression on their young minds. Charac-
ters like Laura Ingalls from Little House on
the Prairie, the Little Boy Who Cried Wolf,
the Indian and the cowboy from The Indian
in the Cupboard, the Emperor from The
Emperor & The Nightingale, the Princess
from The Princess & The Pea, Snow White
from Snow White & the
Seven Dwarves, Rob-
inson Crusoe, Rap-
punzel, Dora The Ex-
plorer, Cat Woman,
and Ben 10.
Their costumes were
very authentic and
their short talks on the
stories they had expe-
rienced were humor-
ous. Also included
for the audience's ap-
proval were segments
on different fashions,
like swim wear, casual
and formal dress as
iry School enter- well as actual talents,
lent Night. They which included po-
,book characters. etry, tongue-twisters,
songs, musical instruments and
even culinary efforts all very
entertaining. There were three
non-partial judges to grade the
students on their efforts and we
thank them for giving of their
time to come to Cherokee. But
I'm sure they enjoyed them-
selves, too. In the audience was
Ms. Leonora Black, the District
Education Officer for Abaco,
who spoke with the attendees
at the end of the evening com-
mending both the teachers and
the parents for the demeanor and
overall performance of our stu-
Mrs. Black pointed out that
she did not notice even one pair
of underwear showing, belts
were properly hooked at the waist and
pants were not hanging off anyone's back-
side. She further commented on the numer-
ous referrals to church and that she was
thankful that there were no Reggae or Hip
Hop songs. She felt we were giving our
children a proper start in life and that now
is the most impressionable years of their
lives. She said that we should all be very
proud of our efforts and the environment
we have provided for our children to grow
When the evening concluded a new
Queen and King were selected by the judg-
es (definitely not an easy job). Jessica
Weatherford (Laurel Ingalls) was selected
as Queen, who by the way was also the
2008 Queen. Scot Lightbourn (Robinson
Crusoe), who is a new student in Chero-
kee Primary School this year, was selected
The Cherokee students always do well when putting
on a program highlighting their school experiences.
Being students in a small school gives them more
opportunity to take an active part in these programs.
King. Congratulations to the new King
and Queen and to all the participants for
a job well done and for affording the audi-
ence an evening of pure delight.
The Department of Agriculture sent a
truck and sprayer to Cherokee on June 12
to take care of our pesky mosquito prob-
lem, at least, for a little while.
The Toyota Hilux
a 2.6 litre
dual rear wheels
and much more.
For more towing capacity
there's the 175-hp Chevy
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The Abaconian June 15, 2009
The Editor Says... Lionfish, beware
Green Turtle Cay came to the forefront
again with its recent Lionfish Derby. This
one-day event had entrants scouring the
waters around Green Turtle Cay for lion-
fish for a variety of cash prizes for the fish
caught. The event was the brainstorm of
frequent visitor Mrs. Bobby Lindsay of the
Palm Beach area, who raised prize money
to give the event publicity and credibility.
She succeeded admirably on both counts.
For publicity, a CBS camera crew at-
tended and will air the event on Florida
television stations. Fisheries officers with
the Department of Marine Resources at-
tended the weigh-in and had earlier ob-
served the contestants on the water. The
results of this event will be studied by sci-
entists, environmentalists and the staff in
Department of Marine Resources. It is the
first known event of this nature and it may
be replicated in other areas.
Government sanctioned the use of com-
pressed air and scuba for this one-day
event. It was clearly stated to participating
boats that no other fish or marine resource
were to be taken or found in boats with air
devices on board. Contestants were given
puncture-proof gloves to facilitate the han-
dling of the fish.
The 100 contestants in 25 boats brought
in 1408 lionfish ranging from a live 2-inch
juvenile to a respectable one measuring 14
inches. Nearly $6,000 in prize money was
awarded with a Green Turtle crew taking
the $2,000 first place prize.
Many of the larger fish were filleted
and cooked after being recorded. The fil-
lets were small but very tasty, either pan
fried in seasoned butter or battered and
This is part of the strategy: if you can't
beat them, join them. In this case, catch
them for food. It is hoped that restaurants
will begin offering this fish, creating a
commercial demand for it. This would
give fishermen an economic incentive to
Mrs. Lindsay is to be congratulated for
bringing two respected scientists to this
event and for seeing that this event suc-
Our second homeowners are often cred-
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ited with teaming up with town residents
to see an event succeed. In this case, a
frequent visitor was the instigator and the
catalyst for this lionfish derby.
The lionfish is well established in The
Bahamas and there is no hope that they can
be eliminated. However, measures must be
tried to reduce their numbers.
About those serving
in local government
Without intending to be disrespectful to
members of local government or the vari-
ous statutory boards, we recently referred
to members as amateurs which some mem-
bers felt was demeaning.
Our local government bodies are com-
posed of two groups of citizens, those who
nominated and were elected to serve on
their town committees and a second group
who were appointed. The elected and ap-
pointed persons come with varying degrees
of interest and expertise to their new role.
Those elected usually have a dedicated
interest in using their position to improve
their township. Few people are elected
without investing personal effort and time
into the process.
Some of these elected persons are subse-
quently elevated by their fellow members
to serve on a district council. The chief
councillor of a district would be compared
to a mayor in other countries.
Town committees and councils deal
mostly with issues that cost money, such
as issuing and supervising contracted work
related to the improvement and mainte-
nance of their town or district. The Local
Government Act does give district councils
and the boards some degree of authority.
However, the methods and protocols to
use this authority are not explained.
Those appointed to serve on the boards
are chosen by the council members and not
by the general voting population. Council
members attempt to choose those who have
the interest, the knowledge, the dedica-
tion or the correct affiliation to perform in
these voluntary positions. It is interesting
to note that these statutory boards, staffed
by appointed volunteers, are the ones that
determine the tone and expansion of our
The statutory boards have no budget and
do not spend money. This is in contrast
to district councils and town committees.
These boards are Town Planning, Licens-
ing, Hotel Licensing, Port Authority, Road
Traffic and sometimes Tourism. These
boards make judgement or recommenda-
tions on issues such as the following:
* Are more liquor licenses to be allowed or
appropriate for the proposed area?
* What hours are appropriate for music
and dancing licenses?
* Is the proposed building suitable to house
the proposed business?
* Who should be assigned taxi plates.
* Is proposed construction appropriate for
the intended neighborhood?
* Are hotels remitting their room tax and
operating to required standards?
* Some docks can be approved locally
while others can be recommended for a de-
cision from Nassau.
All of our elected and appointed mem-
bers serve to see their communities im-
prove. All of them donate their time and
efforts. The elected members of local gov-
ernment do get a minimal stipend bit it is
considered a token payment. They all serve
very admirably but none serve as a full-
Although these people are conscientious
and dedicated, all the positions require just
a few hours per week or month. In this re-
spect they are not professionals. It is not
their primary profession or livelihood. We
appreciate their diligence and perseverance
and we feel that local government is a suc-
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Clarification of statement
I find it necessary to clarify myself after
an article was written in your last issue.
The article derived from an interview giv-
en with The Abaconian on my impression
and thoughts coming out of the Common-
wealth Local Government Conference held
in Freeport, Grand Bahama.
The article, although not intended, left
much room for misconceptions and false
interpretations. Not long after the last is-
sue, I was questioned by several persons,
uncertain of the intent of my statements.
Unclear from the article, a few persons
thought I may have been suggesting real
property tax for Bahamians. THIS IS NOT
WHAT I SUGGESTED. During the in-
terview I suggested perhaps the time had
come for local government authorities to
begin collecting the property tax that our
second homeowners currently pay. I
NEVER suggested to introduce this form
of taxation to Bahamians, nor would I be
in favour of it.
Further, it was not even the intent of my
statements to outright conclude that local
government should, without debate or res-
ervation, collect the real property tax paid
in by our second homeowners.
The intentions and purpose of my state-
ment was, after being exposed to the suc-
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other Commonwealth countries, to begin
the debate and begin asking ourselves and
central government, "Are we capable and
ready to be given more autonomy in local
government? Have we, after 13 years from
the inception of local government, matured
enough to manage additional responsibili-
Even if central government ever enter-
tained such a forum (perhaps at our next
national conference) and after serious de-
bate and thorough insight, it may be con-
cluded that we as practitioners are not
ready to accept more autonomy, or maybe
we are. But we will never know unless dis-
cussions begin. I feel that it is time for lo-
cal government to start asking and debating
The idea of local governments collect-
ing real property taxes currently paid in by
foreign residents was simply one mere sug-
gestion of many possible avenues in help-
ing districts retain more revenue generated
in their respective communities.
I am also cognizant and sympathetic to
the fact that many of our Family Islands
to the south and, indeed, some communi-
ties right here on Abaco, do not have many
non-Bahamian property owners, and real
property tax collections in their communi-
ties are anemic compared to the collections
in an area such as the Hope Town District.
If and when local government ever col-
lected the real property tax from our sec-
ond home owners, an initial thought would
be for central government to put on a cap,
allowing local government to retain a cer-
tain percentage of the real property taxes
collected in the respective districts, and the
remainder would be sent to the consoli-
dated fund and would continue to finance
and fund communities that do not generate
the amount of revenue in comparison to the
dense second-home owner districts.
This would allow local governments
to deliver a more efficient service, as a
guaranteed percentage of revenue gener-
ated within the respective districts would
remain in the district and be spent on much
It is unfortunate that some second hom-
eowners get away with not adhering to the
real market value of their properties, and
this could be monitored by the local gov-
ernment authorities, increasing revenue for
both central and local governments.
Again, these are just some "thoughts"
after attending the conference in Freeport.
These "thoughts" were simply meant to
spark debate and to question whether or
not it is time for central government to al-
low more autonomy to local government.
Upon my return from Freeport, with
only two weeks before our scheduled coun-
cil meeting, I compiled a report to present
to the Hope Town District Council detail-
ing each plenary at the conference, noting
topics of interest that may prove beneficial
to our communities. The report ended with
a brief concluding message from myself,
and I will end this letter with the last para-
"So let the debate begin. We are young,
yes, being that local government is only
in its 13th year in The Bahamas. But let
us begin the debate on how we can move
forward and continue the decentralization
process and in doing so continue bring
government closer to the people."
Jeremy T. Sweeting, Chief Councillor
Hope Town District
Comments on the proposed
ban on taking green turtles
Dear Mr. Editor,
I would like to thank you first for the
good job you do.
In the last issue of The Abaconian Rob-
ert Sweeting had his input on the issue
about green turtles. I can relate to what he
said about growing up in his younger years
and having to eat turtle. This was a part
How far do these people want to go.
I've done a survey of my own. Even if
these pass the law or not, 99 out of 100
locals have told me they still will catch a
turtle if they want one.
The majority of people of Abaco have
complied with the law in not taking any
loggerhead turtles, hawksbill turtles and
have stopped the taking of turtle eggs.
What more do they want?
I hear there is a good doctor of green
turtles only that resides on Guana Cay.
Please see Letters Page 9
Section A Page 9
uUoke Setteks to the ditok
Letters From Page 8
Give him a call sometime, and he will
have you down for green turtle steaks. If
you have never had a meal of green turtle
steak, you missed half of your life. I would
trade all of the fish and conch for a meal
of turtle steak.
How come the issue of the killing of mil-
lions of chickens and lambs has never been
brought up. And Mr. Sweeting, I hope I
get the chance to shake your hand on this
matter. I had a local tell me that if I would
kill a turtle I could kill a person, and I said,
yes, if I had to I would.
So if at any time someone runs over a
green turtle by mistake, bring it into my
clinic on Guana and I will operate on it. I
hear there is a good doctor on Guana.
Check for Dr. Randy Roberts of green
Fed up with garbage
These pictures tell the story. Is this how
we want to live? The dumpsters are for
household garbage only and are not to be
used as a city dump. The pallets in the pic-
tures have been there for over a month and
now someone has left a section of their roof
to be picked up. GUESS WHAT! THEY
WONT BE PICKED UP! The dumpsters
are picked up by a special truck and what is
on the ground stays on the ground.
The people responsible must not think
or care about the rest of us who live here.
Directly across the road is New Vision
Church that has youth groups that use their
facilities. Now think of the young children
that are there and are exposed to this mess
which harbours RATS! Now one more
thought that might open your eyes. What
do you think people driving into your com-
munity to visit your neighbour or looking
to buy land think about people who live
Let's clean up the mess and keep it
clean or take out the dumpsters and make
all concerned responsible for taking your
garbage to the new dump.
Shame! Shame! Shame!
The Ministry of Tourism
The Ministry of Immigration
The Port Department
The Ministry of Agriculture & Fisheries
Abaco Beach Resort.
First of all, I would like to thank the
editor for the space allowed in your paper
for the following letter and attached pho-
A little over a year ago, a foreign owned
and operated fishing charter boat perma-
nently stationed at Boat Harbour Marina in
Marsh Harbour, Abaco, took family mem-
bers from the television program Little
People, Big World out fishing. The five
local Bahamian fishing charter boats within
close proximity to Great Abaco Beach Re-
sort and Boat Harbour Marina were never
contacted by anyone from the Ministry of
Tourism and/or Boat Harbour to check
their availability to provide these services
to these well known guest/public figures.
Many members of our association as
well as other upset Bahamians who saw the
nationally publicized television program
were appalled that Bahamians were not
promoted and given the national exposure.
They approached the Ministry of Tour-
ism, the Port Department, the Ministry of
Agriculture and Fisheries and the Ministry
of Immigration with complaints. We were
trying to find out how a foreign owned and
operated fishing boat/captain was work-
ing here in The Bahamas while Bahamian
fishermen and their boats remained at their
Each government department "passed
the buck" onto the others, advising the
matter was the next department's concern.
No one would answer how or why this
foreigner was allowed to work here and
take our jobs away from us. No one would
accept responsibility for allowing this to
happen nor would the marina harbouring
the offenders cease their operation. No
one would do anything to stop these ille-
gal acts. Every official we've approached,
including our prime minister, turns their
cheek the other way and refuses to address
Please explain to me and the Bahami-
an population, how and why these gross
wrongdoings, which demote the Bahami-
an people, continue to occur. Yes, it has
happened yet again. On Wednesday, June
10th, this very same foreign charter boat
shown in the attached photograph and its
captain, Marvin, came to Hope Town in
the middle of the day with a "special" guest
to our islands for touring and sightseeing.
The fishing gear on deck also implies they
went fishing on the way over.
The photograph clearly shows members
of the Ministry of Tourism, along with a
photographer /film crew members escort-
ing the present reigning Miss Universe,
Ms. Dayana Mendoza, on this outing. The
photograph was snapped at a fuel dock af-
ter Miss Universe and this group toured
the lighthouse, prior to them moving on
the Hope Town Post Office dock to tour
the museum and have lunch. Once again,
a terrible injustice occurred. The Ministry
of Tourism did not attempt to contact a Ba-
hamian charter boat or tour guide operator
for their services when several were avail-
able. The Ministry of Immigration and the
Port Department did nothing to apprehend
the foreign owner/operator from working
in The Bahamas.
Furthermore, all of these government
offices were aware of Miss Universe's
expected visit and scheduled tour plans
prior to the actual event happening. Yet
they chose to aid and abet these plans and
ignore the actual law. In my opinion, ac-
cording to the labour law, all officers in
These dumpsters serve the residents of Sweeting's Village and are emptied with a truck
specially equipped for emptying them. However, some persons are leaving trash that the
truck cannot pick up including pallets and parts of a structure. The dumpsters are there
for household garbage only. The lettter writer is appealing to everyone not to leave trash
beside the dumpsters.
these government divisions committed a
criminal act by soliciting the illegal ser-
vices of a foreign owned/operated vessel
when Bahamians were available to do the
job. These people did nothing to stop this
incident from occurring.
All these government officials are aware
of our grievances from the many com-
plaints that have been submitted to their
offices as well as letters publicly posted
in newspapers. And yet they continue to
send the message out that Bahamians aren't
"good enough" to attend to prestigious
guests, or the casual vacationers for that
matter, that visit our country.
I wish there was just one official per-
son in any of these government offices
who had the courage to explain to us in
writing what it is they have against Baha-
mian fishermen, Bahamian tour guides and
Bahamian people in general to cause them
to constantly overlook us and destroy our
livelihoods. Why do you allow foreigners
to take our jobs? How would you feel if
foreigners were taking your jobs?
It has become obvious to me and many
others that certain government person-
nel who are Bahamian are also "not good
enough" either to perform their duties ade-
quately and efficiently. Therefore, I would
like to suggest that our government elimi-
nate these persons from their present posi-
tions and hire foreign travel agents to run
our tourism office, foreign customs and
immigration officers to run the Bahamian
immigration offices; foreign port depart-
ment authorities to manage the Bahamian
port department and foreign fisheries of-
ficers to operate and enforce our fishing
regulations. Apparently, this is the only
way to get anything done properly around
here. If these changes in the government
sector were made, we would most likely be
able to stop these blatant atrocities toward
the Bahamian people and allow our people
to continue living and working in their own
One thing is certain, Bahamians are a
proud people and we are not going away.
Our elected officials should enjoy their
short term in office and all the negative
publicity forthcoming. Our trust in you
has been destroyed. It is evident that you
are not proud of your own people. At least
the previous party was attempting to make
some changes and do something to protect
their citizens. This party's choice to ignore
the voice of the Bahamian people asking
for their help to stop these types of griev-
ance injustices has cost them more votes
for the next election than they could pos-
sibly ever imagine.
A disgusted member of BAOF
Bahamian Association of Fishermen
Please see Leetters Page 77
The reigning Miss Universe, far right, was on Abaco on June 10 for a photo shoot. She
went fishing and toured Hope Town in a foreign owned and operated fishing charter boat.
The letter writer is upset that the Ministry of Tourism used this boat rather than work with
Bahamian fishermen who have charter boats. Others boarding the boat are Tourism staff
and photographers. The group is boarding the boat after touring the lighthouse.
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Parrot nests are being monitored
By Mirella Santillo
Ms. Caroline Stalaha, who has been
conducting research on the population of
parrots living in the Abaco National Park
for the past seven years, is back on the
island for the summer. She launched an
appeal to residents of the island to recruit
volunteers to help her monitor about 150
nests that she has located so far to deter-
mine how successful the parrots' breeding
A group of nine people met her on the
afternoon of May 17th for a briefing ses-
sion. The volunteers were shown two nests
in order to recognize the general location
of nests. Parrots nest in rather deep, nar-
row holes, usually on top of a rock for-
mation. The volunteers were informed
that they would have to visit the park three
times a month during the summer from
June until the end of August. The monitor-
ing consists of recording the activities of
the birds around several nesting areas.
Ms. Stalaha mentioned that when she ini-
tially started recording data on the Abaco
parrots, their major threat was predators.
In the past few years, she has observed
another kind of threat: loss of habitat and
potential loss of habitat because of human
developments. However, she said, on a
positive note, it seems that people are now
more aware of the parrots and their endan-
In an effort to divert the predators,
mostly feral cats, Ms. Stahala has had
wooden nesting boxes built that she will
install in the pine forest and in the cop-
pice to find out which location the parrots
decide to choose, if any. The pine forest is
their usual breeding ground, but it is prone
to fire, hence the coppice location which
the parrots frequent for feeding.
A colleague has joined her for the sum-
mer to help her with the research. and
i. ^. I U V A&isL'B U
Caroline Stahala, left, is talking with a group who is volunteering to monitor parrot nests
for the next few months. Ms. Stahala, far left, has been studying the parrots for the past
seven years. She is concerned that the parrots are losing habitat and in the past have been
harmed by the feral cats in the area.
about six volunteers so far have agreed
to help. However, because of the number
of nests, more volunteers would be wel-
come. Should you be interested in joining
the monitoring project, Ms. Stahala can be
reached through Friends of the Environ-
ment or the Bahamas National Trust.
Ms. Stahala, who has also observed the
parrot population on Inagua, the only other
island where the Bahama Parrot can be
found in the wild, is presently working on
her doctorate at Florida State University,
aiming at a career in the ecology and con-
servation of native bird species.
Turtles From Page 1
Some Do's and Don't's from lights at turtles when they are headed to-
the Mote Marine Lab in Florida ward the water
Use flashlights or fishing lamps on the
If you encounter a nesting turtle, re- Encourage a turtle to move while
main quiet and observe from a distance. nesting or pick up hatchlings that have
Shield or turn off outdoor lights that emerged.
are visible on the beach from May through Use fireworks on the beach.
October so the hatchlings head to the wa- Try to take them out to sea since they
ter, not inland. need to imprint on the beach where they
Close drapes after dark and put beach are born so that they can find their way
furniture far back from the water. back to lay when they reach maturity.
Fill in holes that
may entrap hatchlings
on their way to the wa-
Place trash in its
Keep dogs off the
beach at night. They
have been known to kill
hatchlings as they head
to the water.
turtles or hatchlings, This is a green turtle approximately 300 pounds that is lay-
make noise or shine ingeggs on an Abaco beach.
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Lettter From Page 9
Abaco needs more lift
I saw with great delight that a meeting
was held on May 16th about the lack of
"lift to Abaco.
I wrote about that problem 10 years ago
after returning from a trip to Greece which
is a country quite similar to The Bahamas
geographically. At the time I suggested
that having ONLY planes to service The
Bahamas made no sense since the country
is composed of islands and that we should
look at ferries to bring people back and
forth. Not everyone likes to fly on small
A month ago I found out about a new
large catamaran service that is starting ser-
vice in July to Freeport, Grand Bahama
from Palm Beach. I contacted the president
of that company, and we chatted about the
feasibility of bringing that ferry to Nor-
man's Castle on the west side of Abaco
maybe a couple of times a weeks. He had
been to Abaco and was very interested in
Instead of plane with seven to 19 pas-
sengers and no chance for bringing in any
luggage, we would have access to a boat
that carries 290 people. He told me that the
ride from the Port of Palm Beach to Free-
port would be two hours and 10 minutes!
Our biggest problem here on Green Tur-
tle Cay is getting our clients and ourselves
over and back We lack seats and the prices
I need to go to Nassau on July 15th and
cannot find a way to do so from Treasure
Cay. Even from Marsh Harbour the flights
are at 7:30 a.m. and 8:20 a.m. which make
it impossible to get to them from Green
Turtle Cay. On the other days of the week
the flight on Bahamas Air to Treasure Cay
is at 7:15 a.m. I lost several bookings due
to the fact that my clients would have had
to take a ferry from the village four miles
away at 6 a.m. and pay over $80 to catch
The price of a ticket from Fort Lauder-
dale to Nassau is either $29 or $49 per per-
son one way. I had to check it out since
I could not fly WITHIN the Bahamas. So
WHY is it so dear from Fort Lauderdale
to Marsh Harbour or Treasure Cay? I wel-
come the fact that we are finally looking at
LIFT. Any lift will be better than what we
We have stopped all advertising until we
can get a way to bring our clients over.
For every five bookings that I take, four of
26039'90" N & 77006'85" W
VHF 16 "Grabbers, Grabbers, Grabbers"
then call back because of the cost or lack
of flights or have to change their dates of
travel to accommodate the availability of
Thanks for all the information that you
impart every two weeks in The Abaconian.
And thanks for hearing my concern. We
have been on Abaco for 24 years and have
promoted and bragged about what a great
destination it is. So help us have more peo-
ple come to find out for themselves!
Drain is correct height
I would like to bring attention to your
photo and caption on page 12 of your June
1st 2009 addition. The caption reads that
the drain was installed too high to be effec-
tive. It may seem that way to an observer
not being privy to all of the facts associated
with this installation. The drain and catch-
ment-basin being mentioned were installed
within the government road reservation.
This is exactly where it is supposed to be
and at exactly the lowest area of this road..
The area in the foreground of the picture
is public property. The landowners were
approached about having their land raised
and graded towards the drain to eliminate
the water settling on their land. They were If the drain was insi
non-responsive to efforts made by Mr. Al it is, the road would
Key in his offers to help them with this. drop at this point, pr
In fact, Mr. Key paid to have this drain
installed out of his own pocket with NO Please see Letters
help from the government.
Thanks to dedicated firemen
talled any lower than
have had a severe
esenting yet another
The brave firemen of the Bahama Palm Shores Fire Department extinguished the fire of
this burning van on the Cherokee Road. Police and firefighters were called and arrived
in NO TIME. Go Abaco! I really have to speak out and give a great compliment to the
hard working, industrious and prosperous people ofAbaco. These brave firemen are tak-
ing care of "business. Thanks. Niels Wiethuchter (Shown is Fireman Steve Knowles.)
"THE SHUTTER EXPERTS"
Serving All of Abaco
* Quality Poducts
Peace f Nnd
* directt Factory Connection
Professionally Installed by Drexco Enterprises
Drexel "Jackie" Bootle, Owner
US Toll Free 877-SHUTTER
"Call Us, You'll Be Glad You Did"
The Abaconian Section A Page 11
Page 12 Section A The Abaconian
AT BOAT HARBOUR
EST. 1955 -
SEntertainment Capital of the Abacos!
Sunday, June 21st 1 pm to 3 pm Pool Bar Monday Nights
Angler's Restaurant starting at 8 pm
Featuring Stephen Colebrook Come and show off your vocal talents
Keyboard Vocalist and the
Abaco Beach Jubilee Singers M Bi@@[al~BHy ind~~sEy ighLr
Abaco Beach Resort at Boat Harbour Pool Bar Every Tuesday
invites you to join us for a 5:30 pm 8 pm
Spectacular Fathers' Day Lunch Come and help us to celebrate and ac-
A La Carte Menu: knowledge those persons and businesses
Creme of Conch Soup in our Tourism Industry who have done so
S Almond Crusted Grouper Fillet much for us all as a Nation and Region
with Coconut Lime Sauce
or lnt ghw s
Chicken Quarters Anglers' Restaurant
smothered with onions, bell peppersEvery Thursday 7 pm until
in a tomato sauce. Ji
n a tomato sauce. Join us for a great evening
Crab 'n Rice
Potato Salad, i
Island Slaw UN Ho < @ULJ[@
Guana Duff At the Pool Bar Friday Nights
$28.95 pp + gratuity from 8:30 pm until
Special Children's Menu Available Live authentic Rake N' Scrape with
ST-Time and the Boys
Wednesday Sunday 6:30 pm until ... ery Sunay 1 p 3
Pool Bar Thursday Saturday Every Sunday 1 pm 3 pm
S12:30 pm 2:3Featuring Stephen Colebrook and the
12spel Sundy :3 pm "Abaco Jubilee Singers"
aGospel Sunday 1 pm 3 pm
Enjoy the contemporary piano music andJon us for great lunch
with popular Gospe/ music i
rich soulful vocals of the wonderfulth popular Gospel mus
Stephen Colebrook performing
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
Sand look forward to seeing you.
June 15, 2009
Section A Page 13
y ty Lt Great Guana Cay Green Turtle Cay Man-O-War Cay
Abaco Cays Realty Ltd. MarshHarbour
HOMES HOMES Hinfo@abacocaysreaty.co ESwww.abaccaysreay.co
H 0aMES H -OMES a HOMES AC HOMES *
Great Guana Car
- ,5 IAcrcs
- 2 Bedrooms, 2 Ballh
1,760 s.f Residence
- Covered & Open Decks
- 160' oT Ocean Beach
Fabulous Ocean Views
- Additional Land Available
- Boat Slip Available
GREAT GUANA CAV
* "SEA-TO-BAY" 11,5 Acres 1,198' of Waterrontage Over 500' of
Protected Boat Basin Frontage Superb Building Sites Good elevation -
Fabulous Views Perfect for development or Elegant Private Estate.
* "PRINCE'S TRUST" Estate 12.5 Acres 2 Bedrooms_ 2 Baths -
1,760 s-l Residence Covered and open decks 593' of Ocean Beach -
664' on Sea of Abaco Fabulous Views Private Boat Basin.
#C0 H1096- $4,950,000.
* "ART CAFE& BAKERY"- Settlement Commercial at Main Public
Dock Best Localion in town.- 1,900 s.[ Colonial Bidg 400 sf. Cov.
Venanda Commercial Grade Kitchen Land-96'x84'- 8,064 s.. Great
Restaurant or Retail "GHH1109 $867,500.
* "JUNKANOM SPUlISH" -Dlphin Beach Estates 3 Bedroonms, 2 Baths. -
1,150 s,. Residence 760 s.f. Covered Porch I Bedroom, 1 Bath, 490 s.f
Apartment Workshop Great Views Near Seulement
* "SANDCASTLE" 2 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths. 960 s.f. Residence
Covered Porch Land 5 000 s.f Dock Access -Furished-
GREEN TURTLE CAY
* "THE LOYALIST"- 6-A Leeward Yacht Club 3 Bedrooms, 2. Bath
2,016 s, t. 392s,. Covered Veranda, 392 s.F Covered Balcony.
Laud 9,241 sf, 54' of frontage on Black Sound Onsite dockage
available. #GTH 1127- NEW 1,325,000.
* "THE SOUTHARD'" 7-C Leeward Yacht Club-3 Bedrooms, .35 Bati
2,743 s.f. -728 s.f. Galleries and Verandas, 334 s.. Screened Porch Land
9,450 s.: Onsiledockage available tGTH I126- NEW $1,225,000.
* "FLIPFLOP'-4 Bedroom, 35 Bath 2.500 s.f Residence-2,044 sf.
Screened Porch. Land 12,091 s.f. 0.277 Acre Great Family Home -
convenient location GTH 1128- NEW $695,000.
Green Turtle Ca'a
- 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath
I455 sq.-t. Luxury Villa
Covered Screecnd Porches
iland 7,554 sq.ft
- Deeded Dock Boat Lift
- Golf Cart Garage
- Complete Renovaioni 200?
- astefully Decorated
- Auxiliary Generator
- No Expense Spared
G TH 1098 995,000. Coconut Grove Cotiage"
-4 Bedrooms. 4 Baths
-4,468 s.. NewResidence
1.742 s.f Covered
Verandals & Balconies.
0.3394 Acre 14,787 s.f.
30 KWAuxiliar Gen.
#MHH1084 $2700,000 "Bunilo ood"
Great Guana Cay
3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths.
-1840 s.f Residence.
955 s.f Porches & Decks
l- B and 74' Sea ofAbaco
11,016 s.f 025 Acres
- Private Dock
- Fabulous Views
Green Turtle Cay
+ 2.8 Acres -
310' Ocean Beachfront
-5 Bedrooms, 3 Baths
2,00 s.f, Residence
- Salt Water Swimming Po
- Pool House -Shed Gara!
#GTH 1133 $1,150,000
Green Turtle Cay
-4 Bedrooms. 2 Baths
-2,170 s.f. Residence
- 285 s. Covered Porches
-Land -3,480 s.' Near
Public Dock in Harbour.
- listoric Gingerbread
- Harbour Views
Green Turtle Cay
5 Bedrooms. 4 Baths
-4,977 s.f Residence
3.Acrs -Se a-lt-Sea
S200' n Cocn Bay
Private Dock on cuc Bay
15KW As CaGea.
600 GPD -Waterimaker
#CTi l1097- Four Possible Sale
Options F1rom: $848,000 -for
I acre w/dock li. on Coco Bay.
in S3,490,000 for entire Estate
- 2 Bedrooms, 2 Balihs
- 1,030 s.'. Residence -
- 1,290 s.f. Covered Deck
- 0.877 Acres
- 82' Ocean Frontage
- Semi-Private Dock.,
- Superb Occan Views
Man-O-War Cay -
-4 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths.
- 1.240 s.f Residence.
- 0.3213 Acre 14,000 s.f
- Hillside for great Ocean
- Fully Furnished &
t- VACANT LAND t
*"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
-ITV 1125 495,000
GREAT GUANA CAY
* "BLUE LAGOON" Parcel # 45 Orchid Bay 43,480 s.f, -
0.9982 Acre 190.88g on Sea of Abaco frontage prime building site -/-
15' elevations- Orchid Bay amenities Allows for private deeded dock -
mature trees. GGC;VI087 $940,000.
* "WIND N' SEA" Fabulous waterfront building site Two parcels
containing a total of 69.197 s.f, 1.588 Acres 241' of Sea of Abaco
Frontage greal elevations to 42' above sea level GGVI112
NEW LISTING $850,000.
* "AERIE" Parcel If 58 Orchid Bay 174,775 s.f. 4.012 Acres -
Orchid Bay amenities.- One of the Highest Points in Orchid Bay -
Fabutlous Panoramic Views, #GGV1077 -NEW PRICE $700,000.
* "CLAIRE'S BEACH"- Beachfront Building Site 31,243 s.f. -
0.717 Acre 117' Beach Frontage Dock Access Good Elevation -
Superb Ocean Views Lush Vegctation, #GGV1006 $790,000.
* PARCEL"B" at PRINCE'S TRUST. Fabulous Waterfronl
Building Site 242' Southwest Sea of Abaco Frontage 43,803 sq ft.
- 1,0055 Acres Great Sea of Abaco Views Beach Access Boat Slips
Available- GGV 1131 NEW $685,000.
* PARCEL"C" at PRINCE'S TRUST- Fabulous Waterfront
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 GGVI 132- NEW- $685,000.
* "SEA VIEW"- Dolphin Beach Estates 136' prime waterfront -
0.557 Acres Containing 24,292 s.f- Shared dock access
Superb elevation Fabulous Views of Delia's Cay and the Sea ofAbaco.
8' depth at MLW at shoreline. A private dock can be built on the properly,
GGVIl8 NEW LISTING $624,500.
* "LOST SHAKER" Dolphin Beach Estates Oversized
beach-front parcel 36,839 s.r. 0.8457 Acre 65' of Beacl-front
Good elevations for superb ocean views. Lush Native Vegetation.
GREAT GUANA CAY
fiontage Prime building site can carry a private dock 180 degree views -
underground electric and paved road. CGGV1091 $375,000.
- PARCEL"A" at PRINCE'S TRUST- Moderately Priced Half
Acre Building Site 125,465 sq fti 0,58-46Acre 204,84' NE Road
Frontage 176' SW Boundary 133'- NW Road Boundary =178'-
SE Boundary Fabulous Sea oftAbaco Views- Beach Access Boat Slips
Available-GG VI 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 fiontage available -
10'-32' elevations 36t' views Very private Area
#GTVi008 $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. TGTV1080 $625,000.
* "LONG BAYBEACH" Incredible beach parcel L26,589
Sq.. 0.6103 acres 60' ofspectacular beach frontage Private gated
entrance Affordable building site for collage or beach cabana.
ICGTVl121- NEW $325,000.
S"LONG BAYSOUND" Back to nature.-Secluded- 24,565 Sq ft
-0.5639 acres 105' of Black Sound frontage Ideal home site Dock
site possible, GT VI 122 NEW $325,000.
* "COCO BA Y VIEW" 32,690 s.f. 0.7567 Acre Dock Access -
Beach Access Good Elevation. SGTVI 009 $291,000.
* "COCO BAY BREEZE"-- 19,558 s.f. 0.4490 Acre Prime
Building Site Dock Access Beach Access. #GTV 1007 $167,500.
* "CASUARINA "- 8.126 s.. r165 Acre Corner lol Prime buinldiig
site Central location Short walk to Bila Bay Beach Snorkel right offshore
#GTV 1074 $89,000.
2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths.
S2.664 s.f Residence.
-2 Bedrooms. 1 Bath.
S- 838 s.f Guest House
3 s 438S00 s. f- 1 Acres
98' Ocean Beach Front
Private Dock On Creek
"Entre De e M I 16-53I50000.
A2 Bedrooms. l 5 Batlls.
1,220 s. Residence.
3 Bedrooms 1 Bath.
532 s., Guest House
32.571 s_ 074 Acre
165' Ocean Beach Front
"Lo ve- Hill"MWHI34-,100,000.
3 Bedrooms. 1 1/2 Baths
1,536 s I Residence.
500 s. Porches & Decks
Land -i 53740 s.-.
1.23 Ilillside Acres
18' Harbour Frontage
Private Dock on harbour
"lln BorW' MW 4 HI115 S1,6000.
M A N-O-WAR CAY
"HARBOUR LIGHT" Dickie's Cay 2 Bedrooms. 2 Baths 1,560 s.f
Residence 1,040 s.f. Verandahs I edroom. I 3athI Gest hose 1.824
cres Entire S.E. Point of Dickie's Cay Private Dock Auxiliary
Generator Sulerb Views Furmished. MWH 1099 $2,200,000.
"IKING" Dicki's Cay 5 Bedrooins. 3 12 BaIls. 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.
"FRESH WIND LANDING" -Dickies Cay 3 Bedrooms 3 12 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 tlarbour
Views- kwl-H ] 107- $1,200,000,
"SUNSPLASH"- 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths 1,921 s f. Residence- 2
Bedroom I Bath -400 s.f. Guest Cabin 172' Ocean Beach Front
1189 Acres Beauti rily Landscaped Semi-Private Dock- Fabulous
Vierws- .MWHIOI9 $1,165,000,
S"BOUNTIFULLY BLESSED"- 2 Bedoomn 15 Bath 800 s.f
residence 375 Acre, sea to sea 109' o montage on Sea of Aaco 106 on
Atlantic Boalt basin with lift 170' of dock- Swintig I'ool Approved plans
for 3/2 Nesw England cottage LH 1086 NEW PRICE $- 1,350,000,
2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths.
1,300 s.f Residence.
-I Bedtroons 1 Bath
224a s-f Guest Cottage
-"Playhouse" with bar
I- 82 Acres -300of
Ocean Beach Front
"S C p" C110i94- S1,950,n100.
Bedroom l 2 Bat
785 sF. %rap around porch
2'.938 s.f. .549 Acre lad
180 degree vieos
2501 to the Atlantic Beach
2,10 s.f. garage
28,000 9allon cistern
Runw'ay & Dock access
Blessing HoWuse #SCI11093 $799.001111.
* "GRAND BOIS" are Prime Ocean-tront building site 0 51 Acre
- 125' Altlantic Ocean frontage Central- Location Fabulous Ocean
Views-Lush Native Foliage. #MWV1081 NEW PRICE 5595,000,
* "SUMMERPLACE Prime Building Site- 10,719 s5.f -0,2460 Acre
- Over 150' o Sea of'Abaco frontage Concrete Se\all on Sea ofAhaco -
103' x 6' private dock on Man-O-War harbour Fabulous Sea of Abaco
vie\s.- MWiv082 NEW PRICE $325,000.
* GREATABACO CLUB Parcels # 6A antd# 7A i 6A -
9,243 sq-ft. C 7A 13,845 sq.ft Private Dockage Great Sea ofAbaco
Views. 6A-CMHV1102 $970,000. I 7A #MI-IV1103 $1,455,000.
r6A & ei7A $2,182,000.
* GREAT ABACO CLUB Parcels # 48 and # 49
-48 7,548A sqfi. C 49 7.117 sq.ft 50' of Boat Basin Frontage.
Semi-Private Docks Ridge Parcels Good Elevation_
t 48-.MHVI 100 5667,000. 49-91MHVI10I $667,000.
*"141 Hillside Developer Parcels" Over 1/2 Acre with beach
access, Aircraft Landing Rights and Boat Slips available
NEW LISTING Pliced from: $170,000 $438,000
"Block Q Parcel # I" Fabulous one-half acre building site -
25,658 sq.t. 0.5890 Acre 172.61'on Sea of Abaco 1-lillside great
elevations and superb views of the Sea of Abaco Shoreline
protected by small cay.
#SCVI117 NEW LISTING $485,000.
Page 14 Section A The Abaconian
Central Abaco News I
By Mirella Santillo
Eighteen women participated in this
year's Neem Weight Loss Challenge that
started on March 1st and ended on May
31st. Initially they had an orientation meet-
ing with Mrs. Daphne De Gregory, who
advised them on healthier eating habits,
such as eating more greens and fruits,
smaller portions and less processed foods
and on an exercise regimen. Each person
was provided with a leaflet explaining the
program and was invited to use the shop's
library for recipes and more information.
They were urged to call for support if they
they were officially
weighed at the Auskell
Clinic and were ad-
vised to do it again at
the end of the session
to register the weight
loss. They could go eUtica
back in between to be
weighed, but it was not
encouraged ias a small
weight loss would dis-
courage the partici-
The program was set
up as a self motivation
program so each per-
son was responsible for The Neem Weigh
achieving the result she that ended on Mc
was aiming at, but peo- Hunt, left, who h
ple living in the same years. On the rig
area were encouraged weight loss chalk
to walk or exercise to-
gether as a means to support each other.
Each participant donated $50 which was
the prize for the winner who this year again
was Mrs. Shirley Hunt for the third time in
a row! Her last weight loss was 31 pounds.
Altogether over the last three years she has
shed 89 pounds!
Mrs. Hunt was so pleased with the re-
sults that she has become a motivator for
other "people who want to lose weight by
eating healthier food and exercising to live
longer." However, she warned, it was not
that easy to stick to the program; it needed
a lot of determination and a made-up mind
to change long-term habits. She said that
for her it was eating raw, green vegetables
t Loss Challenge held its annual competition
ay 31. Winner for the third time was Shirley
as lost a total of 89 pounds in the past three
ght is Daphne De Gregory, organizer of the
that helped her lose the weight.
Interested and determined persons can
call Mrs. Hunt at 375- 3703; she'll be
happy to play the role of "big sister" to
encourage and motivate people wanting to
know more about the program, a way to
pass on the knowledge she has acquired
during the Weight Loss Challenge pro-
gram, for which she is grateful to Mr.
Nick Miaoulis and Mrs. De Gregory.
donates trash bins
World Environmental Day is celebrated
every year June 5th to raise global aware-
ness to environmental issues. The Depart-
ment of Environmental Health on Abaco
decided this year to donate decorative
garbage bins to all the schools on Abaco
to help the students think on some of the
world's environmental concerns. These
bins were decorated around the theme of
this year's World Environmental Day cel-
ebrations Unite to Combat Climate Chang-
es, focusing on the human activities that
impact climate change. It is the view of
Environmental Health that when students
use these bins and see the messages, they
will become new voices on environmental
Sallyann Chisholm, Abaco's Director
of Environmental Health, thanks Mrs. Le-
nora Black, Abaco's education superinten-
Please see Central Page 75
The Environmental Health employees on Abaco decorated drums that they will distribute
to all the schools on Abaco to encourage students to discard their trash properly and to
be more cognizant of their environment. Shown here are Ms. Sally Chisholm, Abaco's
Director of Environmental Health, Mr. Leslie Rolle, Ms. Stuart, Mr. Moss, Mr. Russell,
Mrs. Brice, Mrs. Saunders. Mrs. Seymour, Mrs. Lenora Black and Mrs. Sandy Edwards.
Mr. Rolle, Mrs. Black and Mrs. Edwards represent the Ministry of Education while all
the others are from Environmental Health.
* Track Lighting
ripe an Fittings solar systems
Wire Standby Systems
lon Ma1kay Blvd n8al to Wood You urnitiure
. Ceiling Fans
* Exhaust Fans
June 15, 2009
More Central Abaco News
Central From Page 74
dent, for her assistance and looks forward
to continual working relationship. BEC de-
serves recognition for donating the drums
and removing the barrel tops.
Medical staff honored at
By Samantha V. Evans
Central Abaco has a small clinic located
on Don MacKay Boulevard that is required
to serve the entire area of Central Abaco
and Spring City along with Moore's Island
and the cays. It is a huge task for a small
staff to serve the Abaco district well at the
Marsh Harbour Government Clinic.
On June 7th Pastor Silbert Mills and the
church family of Friendship Tabernacle
honored the medical staff for its hard work
and dedicated service to the community.
He stated that there have been many early
morning emergencies and the doctor and
medical staff on call have been excellent.
Pastor Mills explained that he has never
seen service delivered with such care and
concern for the victims and their families.
He added that these professionals stay
with the victims and their families until
they are taken to the clinic or airlifted to
Nassau. If the person is flown out, some-
one from the clinic always accompanies the
patient. He commended the head nurse An-
toinette Cumerbatch for always putting the
needs of the patients first and for insuring
that if the family is in distress that they are
prayed for and counseled by a minister. He
stated that he has been asked on several oc-
casions to pray for a family who had lost a
loved one. He further stated that this was
the first time that he has ever been asked
to pray with families in need. He sees this
as a positive improvement in the healthcare
profession as the families are usually not
considered in this way.
Ms. Cumerbatch stated to the congrega-
tion that the nurses on Abaco have a big job
to do. It is always their intention to deliver
excellent service but in the process of do-
Please see Central Page 76
Road patching crew is kept busy
Frank Key is shown here with a few of his prize watermelons. The largest one weighed
101 pounds while the other two weighted 80 and 77pounds. His partner in the farm is
Ricky Albury. He is one of the farmers who sells produce in the empty lot across from
Royal Bank. He sells his melons for $. 80 a pound.
The road crew of the Ministry of Works is busy patching pot holes caused by traffic on
rain-soaked roads. Abaco has had unusally heavy rains for the past several weeks. The
crew is seen here in downtown Marsh Harbour with the tar paching material and a vibra-
tor that packs it in place.
When you purchase ONE CARD* you will receive
Bonus Bucks from June 12th to August 31st
$10 card gets you $11 bucks worth of minutes ($1 bonus bucks)
$20 card gets you $23 bucks worth of minutes ($3 bonus bucks)
$50 card gets you $60 bucks worth of minutes ($10 bonus bucks)
$100 card gets you $130 bucks worth of minutes ($30 bonus bucks)
Also Applies to ONLINE TOP-UP
For More Information: www.btcbahamas.com I CALL BTC 225-5282
Restrictions Apply Bonus Minutes apply only lt actfivons wmn the promrolonol pedd nd c NOT
when the cords were purchased, Acllvatlons after the pronoon dote WILL NOT draw bonus minutes even II they were
PU cahse duvrlng thte mctlon periodic Promtlion does not apPV to $5 cords.
Abaco grows fantastic produce
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The Abaconian Section A Page 15
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~iMore Central Abaco News
Central From Page 15
ing that lives are lost sometimes. Present-
ly, she explained, the clinic serves between
15,000 to 28,000 clients yearly which
makes the facility they are operating out of
inadequate. However, they do the best they
can there and with limited resources. She
said that they had 11 air emergency cases
alone last week which was very stressful
for the staff especially when the families
did not have air ambulance coverage.
Ms. Cumerbatch wants the Abaco com-
munity to be aware of and comply to the
* Do not abuse the client services but rath-
er attend the clinic only when there is a
need that over-the-counter medication can-
* Keep appointments to avoid getting
worse or having relapses.
* Take medication on time and as instruct-
ed by the doctor.
* Live a healthy life style.
* Enroll in an air ambulance plan to ensure
smooth and efficient transport to a nearby
Remember that the health of the nation
is the wealth of the nation.
At the end of the service the staff ad-
ministered free blood pressure and glucose
checks. Present for the service was nurses:
Antoinette Cumerbatch, Warren Knowles,
Kimberley Johnson and Tishura Mills.
Also Val Rahming and Jessica Stubbs are
two community nurses on internship. The
doctors from the Marsh Harbour clinic
were unable to attend.
Hair, Body, and Soul
By Samantha V. Evans
In March of this year Hair, Body, and
Soul on Forest Drive next to K & S has
new management, a team of five vibrant
hair and nail specialists in a partnership
venture. This partnership will allow the
women, who all worked at another salon,
to personalize their own business. The uni-
sex salon caters to the hair and nail needs
of males and females. They specialize in
perms, weaves, braiding, natural styles
and twists, hair cuts, manicures and pedi-
cure, sculptured nails and waxing. The
store hours are Monday to Thursday 9-5
p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 9-6
p.m. Walk-ins and appointments are wel-
comed. The phone contact is 367-3977.
Business has moved
In January of this year Federal Express
moved from the Memorial Plaza to the Josh-
Hann Plaza on Don MacKay Boulevard. The
company, under the management of Alvin
Stubbs, offers the same services as the com-
pany in Nassau. It offers overnight service
to the United States with delivers arriving
by 10:30 a.m. the next day, and packages
are expressed within The Bahamas and the
Caribbean during the week only. Special
allowances can be made for Saturday pack-
age delivery to Asia, Europe and the United
States. FedEx wants customers to know that
they will reduce its rates when fuel prices go
down to provide clients with the best cost
possible. It is open Monday to Friday 9 a.m.
to 5 p.m. and can be contacted by calling
367-4339 or 442-1402. The manager stated
that the local office will soon have the same
set up as the office in Nassau so it can better
meet the needs of the entire island.
The Abaco station of the Royal Bahamas Police Force has recently acquired two Ford
Ranger double cab pick-up trucks with 4-wheel drive. Shown examining the trucks are
Sgt. Johnson, Supt. Norville-Smith, R/WC Ramey, PC Moss, Sgt. Cash and Cpl. Higgs.
The barge and tug shown above tied at the dock facility in Murphy Town. Arrow Recy-
cling Company of Nassau has chartered it to collect scrap metal. Once loaded it will
make a six-day trip back to the recycling facility in Tampa where the metal will be sorted
before being shipped to China. The barge can hold 7, 000 tons but will get 4, 000 to 5, 000
on this trip. The company is expected to bring the barge back to Abaco.
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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
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Viewpoint ... We need to
remove junk cars
A memorial service for Clyde Tal-
mage Sawyer, 75, formerly of Cherokee
Sound who died on June 6th, was held
at Ebenezer Methodist Church in Nassau
on June 11th. Mr. Hartis Pinder and Mr.
Sidney Pinder officiated.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years
Shirley L. Sawyer; children Denise
Hicks, Debbie Albury, Ricky Sawyer and
Dormda Olseen; grandchildren Tomse
Berdanis, Rebecca Albury, Amanda Al-
bury, Chantelle Hicks, Michael Albury,
Jason Sawyer, Morgan Olseen, Megan
Olseen, Cassie Sawyer and Matthew O1-
seen; great-grandchildren John, Nicho-
las, Mark Berdanis, Charles and Aidan
Albury, Eleri Burnett and Journey Hicks;
sons-in-law Michael Albury, Tony Hicks
and David Olseen; daughter-in-law Lily
Sawyer; brothers Andy, Glen and Will
Sawyer; sisters Patsy Roberts and Ruth
Pinder; sisters-in-law Donna Sawyer,
Nellie Sawyer, Sandra Malone, Winnie
Sawyer, Kathaleen Albury, Joanne Saw-
yer, Diane Bethel and Janet Cash; broth-
ers-in-law David Roberts, Abner Pinder
and Tommy Bethel; aunt, Ena Russell;
and many other relatives and friends.
The funeral service for Ossita Joseph
Lucane, 49, of Marsh Harbour was held
on June 6th at the International Creole
Gospel Mission in Marsh Harbour. Bish-
op Archilus Cooper officiated assisted by
other ministers. Interment was in Marsh
Harbour Public Cemetery.
She is survived by her husband Ronald
Lucane; mother Macilia Shefrere; father
Oxgene Joseph; brothers Timason, Ger-
son, Eligene, Lomer, Gilbert and William;
sisters St. Elen, Julia, Albert, Marie, Ma-
prellia, Oliana, Leonie and Mary Cban-
tel; daughters Lisa, Gustave, Annastacia
Fenelon, Kathleen Joseph, Shedline Ma-
jor, Rose Louis, Malena Jean Louis and
Nakeisha Charles; sons McKenzie Gus-
tave, Judner Joseph and Reshard Charles;
nieces Adlene, Clotide, Eunide, Anide,
Wilda, Nerlande, Wilgerda, Zizel, Be-
mite, Judith, Monic, Nelka, Liza, Elise,
Blanden, Ermithe, Julene, Tuessie, Mani-
ska, Renettle, Germaine, Jessie, Fashne,
Wilna and Fanett; nephews Rochnel,
Barber, Ashley, Davis, Louis-Jack, Kis-
ner, Verlie, Rosnie, Rodney, Osny, Ves-
ley, Erode, Ricardo, Jacquelin, Frenson,
Rusler, Neva, Wilfred, Jacquelin, Max,
Deandre, Fasner, Richardson and Fil-
bert; grandchildren Jasmine and Janiah
Paul and Kayden Johnson; cousins Bebe,
Elisa, Lavitna, Andrea, Geline, Louben,
Sonya, Angelinne, Sonnie, Selavi, Liben-
nie, Mercilia, Roseline, Makelia, Estee,
Mamn, Velama, Serge and Louri; sis-
ters-in-law Silvanie, Marie, Thereurese,
Angeline, Vitalia, Siltane, Lucane and
Kerfne; brothers-in-law Rochenel and
Edward; sons-in-law Steve Major, Patric
Louis and Wilvanson; daughter-in-law
Shany Johnson; father and mother-in-law
Alcirard and Acclye; stepson Jean Ronel,
Marckner and Erick; and many other rela-
tives and friends.
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By Julian Lockhart
Abaco is known for its beautiful scen-
ery, crystal clear blue waters and powder
soft white sand beaches as tens of thou-
sands of guests travel to its shores yearly
to partake in this beauty. It is definitely one
of the most picturesque vacation destina-
tions in the worlds as thousands of individ-
uals make Abaco their second home and in
some cases have transplanted to its shores.
However, despite all of its amazing
beauty and tranquility that attracts visitors
and second homeowners from around the
world, it is the lack of government regula-
tion that leads to some serious eyesores.
Imagine being a visitor to Abaco and
leave the Marsh Harbour International Air-
port traveling north to Treasure Cay or to
the ferry dock to go to Green Turtle Cay.
The only way to get there is the S.C. Boo-
tie Highway. These guests leave the air-
port, see the beautiful Abaco parrot at the
roundabout, St. Francis de Sales Catholic
Church and are pleased with the lovely
They turn onto the S.C. Bootle Highway
and not 10 minutes into their visit to Abaco
they are bombarded by rusting, derelict,
abandoned vehicles strewn along the road-
side in what are supposed to be junk yards.
For those visitors who fly into the Treasure
Cay airport and stay in the resort but decide
they want to come into Marsh Harbour to
shop, they have face these "amazing" views
each time they travel along the highway.
I have to wonder which government
official made the decision to allow these
entrepreneurs to set up business right on
the main highway in full view of the pub-
lic with their broken down vehicles spread
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out all along the roadside. Didn't someone
think that junkyards or mechanic shops
right on the roadside, the only way to the
north, was a smart thing to do? It has been
said that the junkyards were not meant to
be right on the roadside but were supposed
to be off the road, farther back within the
Ok, that is where they are supposed to
be, but they are not there and still no one
has enforced the law and made them move.
It isn't trying to be petty and up-rooting Ba-
hamian business owners but making them
abide by the law. If they were not supposed
to be there in the first place, then make them
move back to where they were supposed to
make shop. If it costs them money to uproot
and move all their equipment and they have
to rebuild, then so they have to.
Otherwise, what should be a scenic ride
will continue to be an eyesore unless local
government steps up and does something
about it. At the very least make them move
all of the broken down, rusting vehicles off
the side of the road and dispose of them.
It is this kind of consistent government
slackness that allows individuals to do
what they want, even if it is detrimental
to the overall economy and could, if it is
not already, hurt the local tourism product.
The whole argument that you shouldn't
put Bahamians out of the way just to please
visitors does not apply because at the end
of the day without tourism Abaco will not
So it is time for local government to do
something, especially with the poor econ-
omy, as we should do whatever it takes to
attract visitors to the shores of Abaco.
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North Abaco News
By Vernique Russell
The first annual Estemargo Summer
Festival in Mount Hope opened on June
4th with a thanksgiving service that led to
a fun-filled weekend of games, socializing
and bonding. For the first time the resi-
dents showed the island what keeps them
together as a community. Although the
weather was not the best, people still came
from away to enjoy the celebrations. On
Friday a series of games was played in-
cluding volleyball that featured some of the
island's best. The entertainment included
a basketball tournament, fashion show and
talent show. An awards ceremony was
held on Sunday for the people who partici-
pated in the games and tournaments. Lots
of native dishes and other delights were on
sale. On Sunday the organizers hosted a
grand gospel explosion. Organizers were
very impressed with the support and are
already working on making next year's
festival bigger and better.
The North Abaco Summer Festival and
Power Boat Race Committee hosted one
of its popular beach parties at the public
beach in Treasure Cay. Large numbers of
people gathered to enjoy the day of family
fun in the sun. Special guest disc jockey
was the Mighty Pencil of Nassau and Mr.
Gully. There were many giveaways and
competitions to entertain the crowd. The
event was very successful and organizers
are very grateful for the support they re-
ceived. The committee was raising money
for its summer festival.
The facelift at the Regatta Village at the
Treasure Cay ferry dock is nearing com-
pletion. The North Abaco Summer Festi-
val and Power Boat Race Committee has
been working tirelessly to enhance the site
ready for the Festival to be held on July
24-26. Six new stalls have been construct-
ed to begin the process. The buildings are
nearly completed and will be operational
for this year's summer festival. The bar
area is completed and the improvement
will be beneficial for both the committee
and its guests.
Our boys continue to shine
Over the years there have been increases
in the number of students who leave to ac-
quire higher education. North Abaco has
young men who are fortunate to be re-
cipients of high school scholarships that
are leading to college scholarship oppor-
tunities. Many young men throughout the
island got their start through the various
youth clubs on the island.
In North Abaco we can boast that the ac-
complishments of these young men are due
to the effort and hard work of Mr. God-
frey Rolle, who watches over their well
being and works to see them succeed. He
has worked diligently in the North Abaco
area with the young men even before the
launch of the youth club in our community.
Among the young men who have success-
fully completed high school and are being
pursued by colleges and university abroad
are Toran Russell and Von'Rico Toote,
who are preparing for college. Marco Coo-
per, another student helped by Mr. Rolle,
is now a student at the University of Dela-
ware. All three were recipients of athletic
scholarships at Sunland Baptist Academy
on Grand Bahama. The boys are hopeful
for a bright future and are certain, if they
remember the basics, they will succeed.
Denile Forbes of Wood Cay is a former
student of Sherlin Bootle High School and
received an athletic scholarship to Taber-
nacle Baptist Academy on Grand Bahama.
He is now preparing to attend a college in
Louisiana where he will be on an athletic
scholarship. His performance this year has
dubbed him among the top students on ath-
letic scholarships from the Bahamas. Cor-
drey Burrows, another former student of
Sherlin Bootle, received an athletic schol-
arship to attend the Church of God Acad-
emy in Nassau. He graduated in 2008 and
is anticipating attending college in the fall.
Clean up campaign
In an effort to clean up the community
and beautify their surroundings, Mrs. Ar-
lene Cornish will be hosting a Clean-up
Campaign in the community of Blackwood
on June 27th. She is inviting all residents
in that area to come out and support this
event. She wants parents to come with
their children to help drive home the mes-
sage of cleanliness so that our children will
take care of their environment and sur-
roundings. Mrs. Cornish is calling on the
residents of that community to take pride
in their surroundings and keep their com-
munity clean. She is encouraging other
communities in North Abaco to follow this
initiative. She declares that we can't sit and
wait on the government to do everything;
we must take charge and be responsible for
our communities. After all we are the ones
who live here. She is encouraging Aba-
conians everywhere to work together and
keep the island clean, green and pristine.
Sherlin Bootle is excelling
Change, is it good or is it bad? Why are
we afraid of change?
This article will tell you about a change
that has had a positive impact on the com-
munity and the future of North Abaco. In
September 2006 the Sherlin Bootle High
School received a new principal, Mr. Huel
Moss. Since he has been here, the school
has not been the same, and I want to share
the impact of his presence at the school
Upon his arrival at the high school, Mr.
Moss told parents at the first PTA meet-
ing that he wanted to motivate his students
to build their self esteem and forge a new
identity for the school itself and even the
way students see themselves. Therefore,
the school we knew would have to die.
While many disagreed with his method
at the implementing of Operation Change
Sherlin Bootle, they have now seen the
positive changes. Mr. Moss has proven
that North Abaco students can do very
well and accomplish their goals. When
he was first sent to the school, the reputa-
tion of the school was dark and gloomy.
The school was seen as a wrestling arena
where students only came to fight and get
pregnant. The words of failure flooded the
minds of the students and hope was lost
Mr. Moss felt within himself that he and
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his teaching staff could build these same
students' character and give them a new
hope. That plan was put into action and
since then Sherlin Bootle High School be-
gan to see changes. The fights were mini-
mized and students and parents became
more interested in education. Teachers
began offering extra classes after school
at no charge, clubs were formed and extra
curricular activities became available. A
stronger law enforcement presence is now
visible, and rules and regulations are be-
ing enforced. Mr. Moss executed the laws
without fear and prejudice and restored
order back to an institute of learning and
Today Sherlin Bootle High School has
once again risen to the occasion and proved
that a leader can bring about miracles. Mr.
Moss and his teachers displayed positive
leadership skills and believed that change
could happen and it has. While there are
still many who opposed the Moss ap-
proach, the majority can see that it is an
effective and influential one. No longer
is S.C. Bootle seen in a negative light but
now there are rays of hope and light. The
conclusion is that Mr. Moss and his staff
have transformed the high school in North
Abaco. Their belief in the students has in-
spired them to believe in themselves. The
future is now bright and beautiful once
Young Toni Knowles, a seventh grade
student received a laptop computer for
gaining the highest number of sponsors
in the PTA/School's walk-a-thon held in
February this year. Students, teachers and
parents walked the six miles from Black
Wood to Cooper's Town to raise funds for
a much needed school bus.
Grade 7 met for
Parents and students of grade 9 of S.C.
Bootle High School met recently to discuss
and make program selections as they pre-
pare to begin their three-year senior high
school career in grade 10 next school year.
Parents were encouraged to seriously con-
sider their child's post high school objec-
tive, that is, are they contemplating attend-
ing college or entering the work force. The
meeting gave students the opportunity of
enrolling in one of the five programs early
as some programs have limited space. Stu-
dents, along with their parents, were able
to choose four option subjects which they
will take along with the compulsory core
subjects of mathematics, language, biol-
ogy, physical education and family life.
S.C. Bootle students showed apprecia-
tion of their teachers during a special as-
sembly last week. There was even a seg-
ment where students impersonated their
favorite teachers and the assembly had to
guess who they were a humorous segment
indeed. It was good to see so many of the
students expressing gratitude for the many
roles teachers play in their lives. Many
teachers received their gifts outside the as-
sembly due to the shyness of some of the
The first school year at the El Shaddai
Christian Academy in Treasure Cay is now
completed. The school is presently looking
forward to a great school year where many
changes will be put into place. Early reg-
istration for the school year 2009-2010 is
currently going on and we are inviting all
prospective parents to register their chil-
dren on or before June 29th. Space is lim-
ited and we operate on a first come, first
serve basis. The new school year will be-
gin on August 31. The school is located in
Treasure Cay, and we offer our services to
children between the ages of 2-4 years old.
There is also a nursery at the school. For
further information, contact 242-365-8720
Success Kids Academy
Registration is currently ongoing at the
Success Kids Academy and parents are
advised to contact the new Principal and
Director, Mrs. Delores McIntosh, for fur-
ther information. The school is in Coo-
per's Town at the rear of the Revival Time
Pentecostal Church and is using the Abeka
curriculum. The school was previously op-
erated by Ms. Regena Moxey.
Basketball Tournament Held
The North Abaco Branch of the Youth
in Action Program hosted an exciting eve-
ning of basketball action on May 16 at
the South Side Court in Cooper's Town.
Games were played in the under 12, under
16 and under 20 divisions. The Treasure
Cay Youth Crusaders took on the Coo-
per's Town Youth Sporting Club. The
Cooper's Town Youth were successful in
winning all three age divisions. This se-
ries of games was in conjunction with the
Summer League Program of the Ministry
of Youth, Sports and Culture and is being
held throughout Abaco.
Defense Force Rangers'
instructor is leaving
Parents of the S.C. Bootle High School
Defense Force Rangers said goodbye to the
Officer in Charge of the program, Akeem
Saunders, during a special thank you so-
cial on June 6. The Ranger program has
been an extremely productive initiative at
the school this year. Principal Huel Moss
presented Mr. Saunders with a school
jacket in appreciation for the effort he has
put into our boys during this school year.
Mr. Saunders will be taking up a new post
on another Family Island. We wish him all
Treasure Cay youth
compete in Freeport
The Treasure Cay Sporting Club trav-
eled to Grand Bahama during the Labour
Day holiday weekend to participate in the
HOYTES Gary DeGregory Labour Day
Basketball Classics. The team participated
in three of the six divisions. Although this
year the under 12 boys who captured the
championship in their division last year
did not win the championship. They were,
however, the crowd favorite. The under
12 boys made it to the championship and
finished as the first runner up after losing
the game by one point. The tournament's
most valuable player for that division was
Godfrey Rolle, Jr. of the Treasure Cay
Sporting Club who captured the crowd's
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heart with his style of playing. The boys
who participated in the other divisions also
performed well. Congratulations to Coach
Rolle and his team for a job well done.
Marine Service Center
The Cooper's Town Marine Service
Center is now opened. The service center
is located on the seaside of Cooper's Town
at the southern end of the front street and
provides fuel for cars and boats and other
essential items. Adjacent to the service
center is a sweets and treats center that
serves ice cream, candies, soft drinks and
other treats. The service station had pro-
vided service to the Cooper's Town area
for a number of years but has recently un-
dergone renovations after being closed for
a few years. Its operating hours are 7 a.m.
until 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday
with longer hours on the weekend.
The wait is finally over! Club Mystic is
now open. It is located in the Plaza across
from the Treasure Cay International Air-
port and offers lots of entertainment. Cus-
tomers can enjoy cocktails in a mature and
fun environment. There are lots of club
house special drinks. The club is opened
daily. On Fridays persons can enjoy happy
hour from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The owners in-
vite the public to enjoy the fun-filled atmo-
sphere. They are anticipating bringing lots
of activities on stream for their patron's
The Outreach Committee of Full Gospel
Assembly of God and its affiliate hosted
an outreach service on the Don Corbett
Court in Treasure Cay on May 3rd. The
services are held the first Sunday of each
month. The location and speakers normally
vary. The next service will be held on July
5th. The committee also conducts a walk-
about and a door-to-door prayer ministry.
The committee is inviting the public to join
them again on August 3 for a hand clap-
ping and foot stomping Holy Ghost time.
The End Time Harvest Ministries Wom-
en Ministries Department celebrated its
12th Annual Women's Convention under
the theme Change. The convention was
held at the Crown Haven church on June 1
to 7. This year's convention was powerful
as the presence of God was evident. Heal-
ing, miracles and deliverance took place
and God spoke through His servants. This
year's guest speakers were ministers from
local churches. Praise teams from visit-
ing churches including New Hope Baptist,
Change Ministries and Zion Baptist Church
ministered in dance throughout the week.
On Saturday a family fun day brought
members and visiting guests together for
a time of socializing and fun. A special
service was held on June 7 to climax the
convention. The convention was officially
closed by the general overseer and presid-
ing bishop, Bishop Tyrone Mills.
Wedding bells will be ringing loud on
June 6th as Naquander Knowles and Ver-
non Jennings will be joined in matrimony.
Their parents are Mr. and Mrs. Jennings of
Turks and Cacios and Ms. Brenda Russell
By Raymond Kongwa
Friends of the Environment has an-
nounced that its annual youth summer
camp will begin June 29 and run through
July 31. This year's camp, the third to be
put on by the environmental group, will be
split into a pair of two-week segments. The
first segment, which will run from June 29
to July 9, will accommodate campers from
age 10 to 13. The second segment of the
camp will run from July 20 to 31 and will
cater to campers ages seven to nine.
Each segment will be put on in three
locations simultaneously. For campers in
North Abaco, Friends will host the camp
at the S.C. Bootle High School at Cooper's
Town. Campers in South Abaco will be
hosted at Sandy Point's J.A. Pinder Pri-
mary School, while those in Central Abaco
will attend camp at Friends headquarters in
There is no charge for the camp, but
Friends has asked that parents and guard-
ians ensure that campers travel with suf-
ficient snacks and drinks to last during the
camp hours of 9 a.m. to noon. A limit of
25 campers has been set for each of the
three camp locations, during each of the
of Treasure Cay. The wedding will take
place at St. Simon by the Sea Anglican
Church in Treasure Cay. The reception
will be held at the church reception hall.
The communities of North Abaco wish to
congratulate the couple. May God always
be at the center of your marriage.
Campers will be accepted on a first-
come-first-served basis. Application forms
can be picked up at the Friends' head-
quarters or downloaded from the group's
website at www.friendsoftheenvironment.
org. Campers are required to have medical
Speaking during a recent interview with
The Abaconian, Friends' Education Of-
ficer d'Shan Maycock explained that the
camp will focus on teaching participants
about Abaco's three primary ecosystems:
pine forests, coral reefs and mangroves.
She said the camp's format would include
daily indoor lessons and field trips. "Most
of the field trips are really engaging," she
added. "It gets them involved."
Though there will be a common core
curriculum for each age group at all three
camp locations, Ms. Maycock explained
that special environmental features of
North, South and Central Abaco will allow
for campers in each location to have differ-
ent field trip experiences that draw from
each locations distinct natural habitats. Ms.
Maycock noted that the camp is staffed, to
a large extent, by volunteers. She asked
that anyone interested in offering their ser-
vices contact Friends' headquarters.
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Reef exhibit was displayed locally
By Mirella Santillo
Our Reef: Caribbean Connections Trav-
eling Exhibit is an exhibit on loan to the
Bahamas Reef Environment Educational
Foundation (BREEF) from Florida Univer-
sity to be displayed on several islands of
The Bahamas. It was on display on Abaco
at the end of May after being shown in
Nassau. There it was visited by 4000 chil-
dren, according to Mrs. Kristin Williams,
Executive Director of Friends of the Envi-
The 2400-square-foot exhibit, displayed
at the Royal Bank of Canada in Marsh Har-
bour for approximately two weeks, was a
complete revision of the exhibit developed
in 1996 by the Smithsonian Tropical Re-
search Institute. Because of the serious de-
terioration of the coral reefs in the Carib-
bean region during the last ten years, the
original creators of the exhibit, Dr. Judith
Lang and Dr. Janie Wulf, found it neces-
sary to produce an updated version that
premiered in July 2008 in Fort Lauderdale,
Florida, 2008 being recognized as the In-
ternational Year of the Reef. Since then the
exhibit has toured throughout the United
States and will continue to travel to Carib-
bean countries after leaving The Bahamas.
The exhibit consisting of many panels
showcased experiments on the reef, the
land and reef connections, coral reef and
climate change and the contrast between
the once rich harvests and the present ones
that have dwindled over the years. The ex-
hibit offers a scientific perspective to the
declining condition of many coral reefs in
the Caribbean and present local attempts to
conserve, to utilize the reefs in a sustain-
able way or to restore them as well as re-
The modules outlined the various fac-
tors that affect the reefs and possible solu-
tions to the problems.
Marine currents that connect the coral
reefs throughout the Caribbean transport not
only the spores, eggs and larvae of marine
organisms that populate the reefs, but also
bring along invasive species and diseases
that affect marine life and pollutants such as
toxic chemical, plastic and tar. Eventually,
the reefs are damaged not only by nature,
but increasingly by human activities.
The warming of the earth and subse-
quently of the ocean by greenhouse gases
concur to affect hurricane activity, to cause
more "bleaching" of the reefs and to create
a more acidic watr of the oceans as it ab-
sorbs carbon dioxide from the air. Switch-
ing to alternate renewable sources of en-
ergy can reduce further warming.
The land and reef connections were also
outlined as wind and water carry soil, nu-
trients (fertilizers) and pathogens into the
sea, some contributing to the overgrowth
of algae and seaweeds that can harm reef
animals. Solutions could include reducing
run-off by replanting vegetation on steep
hillsides and practicing farming that would
retain soil and nutrients on land.
The vulnerability of coastlines was de-
scribed. Coastal habitats are degraded
by poor development practices such as
land reclamation, construction of jetties
or sea-walls that disrupt natural sediment
flow patterns. Shipping lines near reefs
can result in grounded vessels, pollutants
in coastal run-off and possible oil spills.
Channel dredging, beach reconstruction
and road construction projects can all be
designed to minimize environmental harm
to coastal reefs and ecosystems.
The one module Paradise for Sale em-
phasized the impact of large-scale tourism
which, albeit necessary for the economies
of the wider Caribbean, has many negative
effects on local environments. Responsible
tourism providers are using renewable
sources of energy and use construction
practices that reduce or remove the need
for air conditioning, inefficient lighting
and toxic chemicals.
Depleted harvests by over-fishing was
another major issue that was presented in
the exhibit. It affects the line of feeding
among predators and smaller prey and re-
duces the edible fish population. Respon-
sible fishing practices are possible when
communities engage in management such
as fair distribution of fishing rights, protec-
tion of nursery habitats, restriction of fish-
ing during reproductive season and gener-
ally obeying fishery regulations. Marine
reserves offer a solution to help depleted
fish stock to recover naturally. Reserves
must encompass all habitats used by the
animals that are being protected to be ef-
fective Having several examples of each
habitats type provides 'insurance" against
Many shore communities are now en-
gaged in restoring the reefs by rebuild-
ing fish stocks in protected reserves, by
grounding sites in sea-grass meadows such
as in the Florida Keys or restocking pro-
tected reefs with live corals that have been
propagated under water with naturally oc-
The exhibit is a must to see for all of the
Caribbean countries whose economies and
survival depend on the reefs. When corals
die on a reef overgrown by seaweeds, it
has virtually no future. It is to everyone's
benefit to try to save the reefs by repairing
the damage that has been done. Solutions
are as simple as using a buoy when anchor-
ing a boat or using a garbage bin when dis-
posing of trash. More difficult endeavors
include reducing the number of lionfish or
culturing corals to rehabilitate the reefs.
However, preventing loss is much less
costly than reparation.
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obstacle to motorists. I would appreciate it
if you gave mention to Mr. Key's efforts
to correct a situation and absorption of all
the related costs. I would also appreciate
your mentioning that although I have of-
fered my consulting services free of charge
to the Ministry of Works to assess the
drainage issues around Marsh Harbour, no
one has seen fit to accept this offer. Well
Done Drilling Services is the largest drill-
ing company in the Caribbean and is based
right here in Marsh Harbour. It is beyond
me why our expertise is not wanted, espe-
cially for free.
Wants better service
at the post office
Thank you for allowing space in your
While government cannot control all
the negative things that are going on right
now, I feel it is the government's duty to
do the things it can.
One of the burdens the community of
Man-O-War has to face on a weekly basis
is the VERY poorly run post office.
The operator seems to think she is work-
ing for herself and not being paid by gov-
ernment. She comes and goes at her free
will, leaving persons wishing to do postal
business at a loss of when she will return.
Many have made two and three trips into
town during normal working hours, posted
working hours, just to find it closed and no
indication on when she will be back. This
has been going on for many years.
The fact that "I'm in the union" should
not give her the right or buy her the protec-
tion of not doing her job not even close to
doing her job. Often it will take two weeks
for a letter or bill to show up in a person's
box, even though it was mailed from the
very same building here on Man-O-War.
To the powers that be, please get on the
ball and do something about this situation.
We know you have been informed about
I know compared to war and famine it
may not seem like a big thing. But it is
these small (actually not so small) things
that add to the stress of life.
A concerned resident of Man-O-War
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Marina Albury Cottages 5 cottages 366-2075
Rosie's Place 352-5458
Green Turtle Cay
Bluff House 30 rm 365-4247
Cocobay Cottages 6 cott 365-5464
Green Turtle Club 35 rm 365-4271
Island Properties + 34 hse 365-4047
New Plymouth Inn 9 rm 365-4161
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8 rm 366-6334
Oeisha's Resort 366-4139
Pete & Gay's Resort 14 rm 366-4119
Rickmon's Bonefishing 10 rm 366-4477
Spanish Cay Resort 18 rm 6 hse 365-0083
Bahama Beach Club
Island Dreams + 45 hse 365-8507
Treasure Cay Resort 95 rms 365-8801
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Rev. May 09
Promotion for Supt. of
By Jennifer Hudson
Mr. Gary Van Smith, who has held the
post of Superintendent of Customs, Abaco,
for the past five and a half years, has been
promoted to Assistant Controller of Cus-
toms retroactive February 2nd, 2009. This
new posting reassigns Mr. Smith to Nas-
sau where he took up his new position on
Mr. Smith is responsible for the Inter-
nal Audit Division, Valuation, Training,
Licence and Brokers Examinations, Rev-
enue Investigations, Refunds, Enquiries
Customs, Gary Smith
and Customs Library. He will also oversee
the islands of Exuma, Cat Island and Long
Island. Although he is sad to be leaving
Abaco, Mr. Smith says that he is looking
forward to the challenge of his new post
and is hoping to assist in taking the depart-
ment to another level.
On May 15 friends and members of
the business community and government
departments, gathered to bid farewell to
Mr. Smith at a party organized by staff
of the Customs Department at the Angli-
can Church Hall,
On May 15 friends of Gary Smith held a farewell party for him
as he has been promoted to Assistant Controller of Customs,
a position that will require that he works in Nassau. However,
since this is his home, he will commute between Nassau and
Dundas Town where his wife, Ruth, will continue to reside.
Marsh Harbour. Island
dent of Police Shaun
time friends Jack Al-
bury and George Riv-
iere and Mrs. Marina
Moss of St. Andrews
Methodist Church of
which Mr. Smith was
a board member, all
Clement Bosfield, who
previously worked in
Freeport, Grand Baha-
ma, replaces Mr. Smith
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Police Marsh Harbour 367-2560 911
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
Treasure Cay Fire & Rescue 365-9112
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 ...............365-2172
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 informa-
tion. Email: email@example.com
Airlines Serving Abaco
Abaco Air- Nassau, N Eleuthera, Moores Is....... 367-2266
Am erican Eagle M iam i ......................................367-2231
Bahamasair Nassau,W. Palm B, Ft Laud ......... 367-2095
Continental Connection Miami
Ft. Laud and W Palm Beach........................ 367-3415
R egional Freeport.................................
Sky Baham as Nassau ............... .....................367-0446
Southern Air Nassau ........................................367-2498
Twin Air Calypso Fort Lauderdale .................... 367-0140
Yellow Air Taxi- Ft Lauderdale ............................. 367-0032
Local air charters serving Bahamas & S.Florida
A b a co A ir .............................................................. 3 6 7 -2 2 6 6
Cherokee Air Charters .............. .....................367-3450
Abaco Dive Adventures, Marsh Harbour.............................367-2963
Above & Below, Marsh Harbour.......................................... 367-0350
Dive Abaco 1978, Marsh Harbour.................................... 367-2787
Froggies, Hope Tow n....................................... ..... ..... 366-0431
Treasure Divers, Treasure Cay............................. ........ .. 365-8571
Brendal's Dive, Green T. Cay ......................... ......... 365-4411
Dive Guana.......................................................... ...... ..... 365-5178
Man-0-W ar Dive Shop ................................... ...... ...... 365-6013
Taxi Cab Fares for one or two passengers
Plus extra for each passengers above two
Marsh Harbour Airport to: (effective 22Dec 08)
Clinic, Dow ntow n, Regattas ......................... ........$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 ro ssin g R o cks ............................................................. $ 10 5
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 C ay R esort ....................................................... $85
F o x T o w n ............................................ ................... $ 1 8 5
Between Marsh Harbour Ferry and:
Clinic, dow ntown, Ab Beach Hotel ..................................$ 5
Nat. Ins. Bldg, Murphy Town, Gr. Cistern ........................$10
Waiting time X$20 per hour, X$10 per half hour
Children under three free Caged pets as people
Luggage X$I.00 each over four, Surf boards X$4.00 ea.
Treasure Cay Airport to: Effective 22 Dec 085
G reen Turtle Cay ferry dock ............... ......................$10
M a d e ira P a rk ............................. .................... $ 2 0
Sand Banks ..................$25
Treasure Cay Resort ........... .. ... .. .................. $30
L e is u re L e e .................................................. $ 4 5
B la c k W o o d .................................. .................... $ 2 0
Fire Road & Cooper's Tow n .............. ......................$40
C edar H arbour .............. ....... ................ $60
W o o d C a y ....................................................................... $ 7 0
M ount H ope ...............................$80
F o x T o w n ................................................. $ 7 0
C ro w n H av e n ............................. .................... $ 9 0
M arsh Harbour airport ............. .... .................... $85
Green Turtle Ferry to Marsh H Airport ............................$80
T Cay Hotel to Marsh Harbour ...........................X$65 + $10
T C Hotel to G Turtle Ferry (Blue Hole $24) ........X$18 + $ 5
T C Hotel to Bonefish Marles................................X$22 + $5
T C Hotel to Joe's Creek ....................................X$35 + $5
T C Hotel to M oxey ................. .....................X$16 + $5
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All phones use area code 242 unless noted
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 I.Not
Return 8 am 11:30 1:30 pm 3:15* 5 Sundays
Marsh H. > Guana Cay (& Scotland Cay with advance notice) from Conch Inn or
(6:45am Union Jack Dock) 10:30 1:30 pm 3:30 5:45* hol
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
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..10....... F......365-4033
Treasure Cay Marinal50 ...... F......365-8250
Man-O-War Marina ...26....... F......365-6008
Boat Harbour Marinal83....... 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
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revisions to our atten-
tion Rev 1 Apr 09
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Tours & Excursions
Abaco Eco Tours & Kayak rental 475--9616
Abaco Island Tours Marsh Harbour 367-2936
Above & Below Marsh Harbour 367-0350
Dive Abaco 1978, Marsh Harbour 367-2787
Brendals Dive Green Turtle Cay 365-4411
Excursion boat* Froggies* Hope T 366-0024
Bikes & Scooters Boats Cars & Carts
Rentals Marsh Harbour
A& P Car Rentals ............................. 367-2655
B & B Boat Rentals............................ 367-7368
Bargain Car Rentals........................... 367-0500
Blue Wave Boat Rentals ................... 367-3910
Concept Boat Rentals........................ 367-5570
Power 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
Restaurants Services Transportation
Prices $ Low, $$ Moderate, $$$ Upper
(Based on dinner entree range)
+ Picnic tables & restroom only t Provides ride from town
Anglers......................... $$$ ....... ....367-2158
Blue M arlin .........................$ .............367-2002
Curly Tails ......................$$$ .............367-4444
Gino's.................................$ ........ 367-7272
Golden Grouper ........................367-2301
Jamie's Place...........$ .............367-2880
Jib Room .........................$$ .............367-2700
Kentucky Fried Chicken..................367-2615
M angoes ........................$$$ .............367-2366
P inacle ............................ .... ........ ..........
Pop's Place ......................... +.. ......367-3796
Sea Shells .........................$ .............367-4460
Snack Shack ....................$ ..... .... 367-4005
Wallys ..................... $$$ .............367-2074
Abaco Inn ...................$$$ .............366-0133
Cap'n Jacks .......................$ .............366-0247
Harbour's Edge............... $$.............366-0087
H T Harbour Lodge .......$$$ .............366-0095
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
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VOLUME 17, NUMBER 12 JUNE 15th, 2009
Lionfish Derby was huge success, caught 1408
Green Turtle resid
Clark and Gavin R
Green Turtle Cay hosted first lionfish tournament ever
By Paul Arsenault
Black skies. Booming thunder. Tremen-
dous clashes of lightning.
The scene fishermen woke up to around
sunrise on the morning of June 6 was less
than ideal for the start of the Lionfish
Derby. And still, boats were heading out
against the elements for a chance to win
$2,000 and the opportunity for revenge
against an invader that has been decimat-
ing the reefs of the Bahamas.
Their quarry: a red and white striped
predator known as the lionfish, character-
ized by elongated venomous spines and
flowing pectoral fins. Native to the waters
of the Pacific Ocean, these marine animals
have no natural predators, reproduce at an
alarming rate and consume many impor-
tant reef fish including juvenile grouper,
snapper and parrotfish.
The First Annual Lionfish Derby, orga-
nized by Bobbie Lindsay and held on Green
Turtle Cay, hoped to be a start in the fight
back against these invaders. By day's end,
the 25 registered boats had pulled 1,408
lionfish from the waters.
Most of the fish were taken from the Sea
of Abaco, which may mean that they are
surviving at a greater rate on the calmer
side. Lionfish were found in a vast range
of depths, but most fishermen noticed they
ents won first place in the Lionfish Derby held on Green Turtle Cay on June 5 and 6. Thomas Roberts with his son liked to be in calmer water and near struc-
?oberts with his nephew Colby Cross were awarded $2000 for bringing in 289 lionfish. Mr. Thomas Roberts is a tures, particularly metal structures.
man. They are pictured with Lad Akins, a marine biologist and director of special projects for REEF, an environ- The winning boat taking home the
ment organization in Islamorda, Florida, and Bobbie Lindsay from the Palm Beach area. It was Mrs. Lindsay's concept to hold a
tournament and raised the money to give the event credibility after she became aware of the large number of liongsh she noticed
around Green Turtle Cay. It was Colby who encouraged his uncle and the others to enter the co petition.
Please see Lionfish Page 2
For two families their anticipated vaca-
tions were cut short by an all-to-common
crime. They came over from South Florida
in their boats arriving at Sea Spray Marina
late in the afternoon of June 6. By the next
morning their two boats were gone.
John Colvin with a 31-foot center con-
sole Contender with twin 250 HP Yamaha
4-stroke engines and Michael Fess with
a 36-foot center console Contender with
triple 225 HP Yamaha 4-stroke engines ar-
rived on Abaco at Sea Spray Maina about 4
p.m. on June 6. The 31-foot boat was new
with only 10 hours on the engines when it
On their arrival at Sea Spray, they were
met at the dock by Police Sgt. Ferguson,
who questioned them extensively about
Please see Boat Theft Page 15
Enjoy entertaiment, music, dance,
crafts and food, all showcasing Baha-
mian culture at Goombay Park in Marsh
Harbour beginning at 6:30 p.m.
Entertainment for June 26th
Kirk 'KB' Bodie, Bahamian Musician
Terez Hepburn, Bahamian Musician
Metellus Chipman & Guests
T-Time Rake & Scrape
Spring City Rockers Junkanoo
We salute our outstanding students
Long Bay School
Alfredo Cornish Jr. (1)
Dorsinayer Smith (r)
Ivanisha Russell (1)
L Elaine Fenelus (r)
St. Francis de Sales
Whitney McIntosh (1)
Ernst Pierrre (r)
Wesley Lowe (1)
Ariel Sawyer (r)
Page 2 Section B The Abaconian
Lionfish Derby had wide local and visitor support
Lionfish From Page 7
$2,000 first place prize was the White
Roach from Green Turtle Cay. Crewed
by two men, Gavin Roberts and Thomas
Sawyer, Gavin's nephew Colby Cross
and Thomas' son Clark, the White Roach
brought in an astounding 289 lionfish. Ac-
cording to Bobbie Lindsay, Thomas fishes
over 300 days a year and "knew every
nook and cranny," she said.
The second place boat, also from Green
Turtle Cay, was the Lil Big Fish, winning
$1,000 with a total of 234 lionfish. Round-
ing out third place was the boat Sweet
Thing with 173 lionfish.
"With so many lionfish taken from such
a small area in just one day, one can only
wonder how many are truly out there,"
said Cathy Bronstein, an angler from
North Palm Beach, Florida, who partici-
This lionfish was the smallest one brought
in, 57mm, and won $250 for the team on
the boat Big T's
pated in the derby.
Fish from as small as 57 mm all the way
up to 349 mm were brought in, but the av-
erage size was between 220-250 mm.
Prizes for the derby totaled over $5,000,
but Lindsay said she never felt like money
was the main motivation for the fishermen.
"People didn't care who won; they were
Please see Lionfish Page 77
Mrs. Bobbie Lindsay, organizer of the Lionfish Derby, included the school children of
the Amy Roberts Priamry School in her plans. The two scientists, Ms. Stephanie Green,
right, and Mr. Lad Akins, made a presentation to the students on Lionfish Day, June 5th.
The students pictured here the next day made drawings with lionfish that were acknowl-
edged at the Lionfish Derby awards on June 6.
Stephanie Green, a researcher doing graduate work at Simon Fraser University in Van-
couver, Canada, is shown holding a lionfish. She was one of two scientists measuring
Two cooking stations prepared the lionfish fillets for the crowd to sample. Some were each fish caught. Next to here is Mandy Roberts is recording the information and the two
deep fat fried with batter while these chefs are cooking them in seasoned butter. The fish men beyond are cleaning and filleting the larger fish for cooking samples. Later in the
is very tasty, similar to hogfish. evening Ms. Green disected 40 to 50fish to discover what the fish had been eating.
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Joe's Creek $52,500
weeting's Village $55,000
Marsh Harbour House $178,000
Bahama Coral Island Lot $18,000
3ahama Palm Shores $15,500
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GREEN TURTLE CAY #4936 LUBBERS QUARTERS #4516
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price on Green Turtle Cay beach. Highly desirable this spacious,well-appointed home with spectacular
neighbourhood- Existing 2 bed home.US$800,000. 360 degree views. Deeded dock slip. US$875,000.
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LUBBERS QUARTERS #4939
GETAWAY -ABACO OCEAN CLUB Escape from it all!
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Community dock Extra lot available. $349,000.
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MARSH HARBOUR #4229
PERKY PELICAN PELICAN SHORES Waterfront 4
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Value added, new sea wall Price upon Request.
MARSH HARBOUR #4859
WATERFRONT GREAT ABACO CLUB #36
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pool.dock slip, beach access. Very desirable family
neighbourhood- Gated community. $1,350,000.
MARSH HARBOUR #4658
WATERFRONT GRANDER GREAT ABACO CLUB
Includes dock. Choose your own finishes.
Negotiable price, call for details. US$799,900.
MARSH HARBOUR #4674
WATERFRONT New 3 bed 3.5 bath penthouses
at The Crossing. Carefree getaway with dock
slip. Panoramic Views $645,000 745,000.
ALSO FOR LEASE UNDER CONTRACT
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SANDY POINT #4575 TREASURE CAY #1660
SANDS COVE SUBDIVISION Fabulous BEACHFRONT ESTATE SERENITY HOUSE Location
new 3 bed, 3.5 bath home with high end Location. 150 feet of sandy beach. 5,039 sq. ft.
finishes, 3.800 sq.ft & garage.$550,000. Adjacent 1.92 acre lotalso available. US$3,900,000.
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TREASURE CAY #4969
CANALFRONT BOATERS DREAM-OPPORTUNITY To
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canal. Fully serviced dock.Wellpriced. US$1,740,000.
NEAR PORT OF MARSH HARBOUR #4914
STARLIGHT SEAFOOD BUILDING -
COMMERICAL WATERFRONT with dock,
easily converted to residential. $350,000.
7 UNDER CONTRACT
TREASURE CAY #3073
BEACHFRONT HERMITAGE Incredible beach
house. 4 bed 3 bath home. Good elevation, powder
white sand beach, awesome views. US$1,149,000.
TREASURE CAY #4448
BEACHFRONT BAHAMA BEACH CLUB 4 Bedroom, 3
Bath upper condo. High end finishes, access to club
amenities. Good Rental History. US$ 1, 100,000.
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BEACHFRONT THE COTTAGES #5 New Price
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#4577 MILDRED KEY LOT I-2 Close to beach. $62,500. Laurie Schreiner
#4578 ABACO OCEAN CLUB LOT 17 Gorgeous WaterView. $225,000. Laurie Schreiner
:#4940 ABACO OCEAN CLUB Lot 18 NEW LISTING- Steps to water. $180,000. Laurie Schreiner
#4433 ABACO OCEAN CLUB Lot 46 Large waterfront lot. $298,000. Laurie Schreiner
#4193 ABACO OCEAN CLUB LOT 8 7 Interior lot with high elevation. $125,000. Laurie Schreiner
#4580 ABACO OCEAN CLUB LOT 107 Community dockage available. $79,000. Laurie Schreiner
#3947 ABACO OCEAN CLUB LOT 143 approximately 11,450 sq. ft. $150,000. Bill Albury
#4606 ABACO OCEAN CLUB LOT 152 Sea views, dockage available. $145,000. Laurie Schreiner
#4713 NORTH END LOTS 2 & 4 Beachfront. $180,000 each. Laurie Schreiner
#4714 INTERIOR LOTS 14.295 sq.f.t $59,500 62,000 each. Laurie Schreiner
#4071 BAHAMA PALM SHORES LOT 43 Good residential area. $30,000. Bill Albury
#4493 GREEN TURTLE CAY LEFWAaIR YACH I CI.Ui Lots & house packages. From $275,000. Stan Sawyer
#4533 GUANA CAY Dolphin Beach Estates. Lot 68 HilltopView. $180,000. Bill Albury
#4572 LITTLE HARBOUR .97 acre, 150 ft. harbourfront. $250,000. Laurie Schreiner
#4689 CEDAR HARBOUR 2 acre eco-friendly site with deeded water access. $59,950. Lydia Bodamer
#4632 MARSH HARBOUR High Rocks Waterfront Lot. High elevation & views. $599,000. Bill Albury
#4936 TURTLE ROCKS 10 ACREs Water access and good elevations. $349,000. Lydia Bodamer
#4641 TREASURE CAY UNDER CONTRACT OCEAN BLVD. $ 1,750,000.Stan Sawyer
#4803 TREASURE CAY CHOICE CANALFRONT LOT. $320,000. Stan Sawyer
SEE SECTION A, PAGE 3 FOR HOPE TOWN, ELBOW CAY & TILLOO CAY
Page 4 Section B The Abaconian
June 15, 2009
Agape Students Graduate
By Samantha V. Evans
After 15 years as a school based on
godly principles, Agape Christian School
graduated its largest class on May 30th at
Grace Gym in Marsh Harbour. The gradu-
ating class, made up of five males and five
females, were ready to begin another chap-
ter in their lives as The Dream Unfolds.
This was a fitting theme for this evening's
event as Agape Christian School has had
many dreams unfold in the lives of their
students. This class of seniors was the first
to sit the bookkeeping and accounts Pitman
exams, BGCSE exams and take Spanish
classes. Additionally, Clint Albury was the
first student at the school and one of the
two students on the island to sit and pass
the electrical installation exam (with a B).
The program included the re-presen-
tation of awards by Education Superin-
tendent Lenora Black to the outstanding
students who attended the ceremony in
Nassau organized by Trevor Whylly ear-
lier this school year. Each of these students
maintained a 3.0 grade point average or
Principal Cecile Albury reminisced
about the long journey to get to their dream
unfolding which was emotional for her, the
students and the parents. She encouraged
students to continue in their pursuit of ex-
cellence and to dream big and reach for the
stars. The graduates who made the honor
roll received their awards.
The guest speaker was Mr. Kenneth
Romer, an educator and Agape Christian
School board member. He began by saying
that this is a very tough time to be gradu-
ating due to these challenging economic
times but their dream can still become a
reality once they keep God in their lives
and remain focused. He used the story of
Joseph to inspire the graduates. Dreaming
is good, he explained, but they must be
prepared to do the work once they wake
from the dream. He encouraged them to
remain steadfast and true to that dream in
He gave them three words of advice
as they begin the pursuit of their future
dreams. Firstly, they must watch out for
dream killers and stealers. Some people
will say bad things about them and to them
but they must not allow that to take root in
their spirit but to use those words to mo-
tivate them into their destiny. Secondly,
have a spirit of determination. They must
be persistent in their efforts and they will
reap the right rewards. Thirdly, they must
have good character and be committed to
God. They must not get distracted when
they have accomplished their dreams.
Once they do these things, they will suc-
cessfully reach their destiny.
Mr. Romer presented the students with
their diplomas. The school was given a
surprise gift of two flags with the school's
crest on them which was appreciated as
the school officials have wanted them for
a long time.
Prize Giving and Graduation
at St. Francis de Sales School
By Samantha V. Evans
Under the theme Going the Distance
with Perseverance, the 2009 prize giving
and commencement exercises for the 20
graduates of St. Francis de Sales School
were held at St. Francs de Sales church on
June 8th and 9th. At the first event students
received their subject awards and those
persons in the Interact Club were honored
by the Rotary Club of Abaco.
Please see School Page 6
These are the ten gradates ofAgape Christian School who received their diplomas on May
30. They are shown with their home room teacher, Mrs. Renee Bethel.
The graduating students of St. Francis de Sales had their graduating ceremony on June
9 with 20 students graduating.
Ed& Cindy Newel
James Moir Broker
BAHAMA PALM SHORES
Beach Front Parcel # 714 45,343 s/f parcel, 100'
beach fi-ontage on Atlantic Ocean. Electricity available.
Ideal site for permanent residence or vacation home.
Ocean View Lot # 1036 17,650 s/f parcel with
unobstructed Atlantic ocean view- 135' of road
frontage. Just across street from beach. $155,000.
Inland Lot Near Beach # 1176 Large 21,450 s/f
level lot on main street, electricity & telephone
Inland Lot Near Beach (Ref# 756) Large 13,000 s/f
lot near white sandy Atlantic Ocean beaches, native
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"Patadise Point" # 659 Furnished 3 bed, 2.5 bath,
2,400 s/f waterfront home with porches & balconies
on 1/2 acre. 193' elevated Sea of Abaco frontage,
Fantastic views. REDUCED TO $595,000.
Beachfront Lot # 9A # 1379- 21,565 s/f private &
serene beach parcel with 190' frontage on Sea ofAbaco.
Utilities available. Spectacular sea views. $239,000.
Beachfront Lot # # 1197 -24,710 s/f private & serene
beach parcel with 126 frontage on Sea ofAbaco,
Utilities available. Spectacular sea views. $239,000.
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"seaGlas Cottage" # 1237 Charming 2 bed, 2.5
bath, 3 level furnished beachfront home on private
1.20 acre parcel.1,800 s/f under roof, plus 900 s/f
decks/patios. 100' sandy & iron rock shoreline. New
windows & central A/C. Panoramic sea views.
"Tuttle's Rock" 4 1062 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath
furnished home on 1,18 acre parcel with 102' sandy
beach frontage. Built in 2000, Very private area.
Boiling Hole Parcel# 1022-Total 1 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.
Boiling Hole Lots # 1030 2 Sea of Abaco waterfront
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rocky shoreline, utilities available, great sea views,
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elevation, close to Treasure Cay. All utilities
available. Starting at $47,500.
"Double Eagle" # 757 Recently renovated 3 bed, 3
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dock. Underground utilities. Near beach. $776,000.
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# 823 10,708 s/f canal lot w1 30' frontage & 105' deep
water dock w/ water & electricity, Fantastic beach
# 1258 9,000 s/f anal lot with 87' of water frontage,
160' of lay-along docks & shared recessed boat basin
# 602 15,334 s/f canal comer lot w/197' seawall.
# 1374 18,600 s/f waterfront parcel, 108' deep water
frontage, plus 50' long boat slip, all utilities available,
privacy entrance wall & fence. Great sea views.S298,000.
# 1080 12,100 s/f canal parcel with 110' sea walled canal
frontage. Boat davits installed. $249,500.
# 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 lotwith 194'of road
frontage. Walk to beach- All utilities available. $99,950,
# 998 13,459 s/f canal view comerlot, near beach
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"Camelot" # 1234- Beach front Estate. New custom
designed 4 bed, 4 bath Ocean Blvd home, plus 2 bed, 1
bath guest house. Total 7,793 s/f under roofon 1.5 acre
grounds Beachside pool, numerous enhancements.
OWNERFINANCING AVAILABLE! $7,849,000.
"Argyll House" # 483 Elegantly furnished,
elegant 4 bed, 5.5 bath, 6,900 s/f Ocean Blvd.
estate on 1.6 landscaped acres with 153'
beachfront Includes vehicles & 2 additional
residential lots. REDUCED TO S3,995,000.
"FinalApproach "# 601 Recently renovated,
furnished canal front2 storey, 5,500 s/f 5 bedroom, 4.5
bath private home on large property, 100' private dock,
4 car garage $2,625,000.
"Another World" # 1007 Ocean Blvd. 4 bed, 4.5 bath,
3,500 s/ffurnished beachfront home, pool, patio &
garage on 1.2 landscaped acres. Excellent rental income
"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.
"Tranquility" f 1307-4bed, 5 bath, furnished bi-level
Brigantine Canal home on 2 lots. 3,580 s/f under roof,
plus decks & balconies. 90' canal frontage, dock, boat
lift, plus sea views from virtually every room. Tastefully
decorated, excellent condition. $2,200,000.
"TridentHouse"# 317- 3 bed, 3.5 bath, furnished
3,500 s/fbeach front home. Breath-taking beach & sea
views. Good rental income. NOW $1,999,000.
"Flip Inn" Windward Beactl O08 2 bed, 2 bath,
1,620 s/f under air bea rul pius garage on 2 lots
totaling 28,25 E'Wcntly refurbished, tastefully
furnished. lWsandy beachfront. $1,725,000.
"Porter Place"- Brigantine Ba& *l- -Newly
constructed. furnished 3,._i ath canalfront home,
3,040 s/f under &r ille garage, 165' of dockage,
new boat lift. "" $1,495,000.
Windward Beach-Beachfront H"e #1191-2 bed, 2
bath, 1,550 s/f furnishe. o nome. 200' sandy
beachfront, 3_2, *F an dscaped property. A sea view
from every Vo.m! Separate garage. $1,425,000.
"Pilot House"-Rock Point 1380 -2 level, 3 bed, 3
bath furmished waterfront home at entrance to Treasure
Cay harbour. 3,314 s/f under roof on 18,800 s/f parcel.
Boat/plane ramp to sea. Great sea views. $1,160,000.
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.
"Seaclusion"-# 1348 4 bed, 3 bath furnished home,
including efficiency apartment on 15,200 s/fparcel on
Windward Beach. 1,810 s/f under roof. 95' sandy beach
frontage, Exceptional sea views. $999,999.
"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/1 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/fparcel. Recently
upgraded, well maintained, enclosed yard, near to
beach. Exceptionally Priced at $295,000.
"Home, Sweet Home" # 784- 2 bed, 2 bath, 1,240 s/f
furnished home on 13,500 s/f lot, closeto beach.
Adjoining lot of 14,000 s/f also available.
REDUCED TO $185,000.
Bahama Beach Club 2046- # 1009- 3 bed, 3 bath, 2nd
level Phase 5,2nd level, 1,750 s/f living space condo,
closest to beach, tasteful contemporary furnishings,
unparalleled sea & beach views. $1,150,000.
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Royal Poinciana Beachfront Condos -Phase 4
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roof. attached garage. 644 s/f covered/open
OWNER FINANCING AVAILABLE! $2,075,000.
Bahama Beach Club 2020-9 1139- 3 bed,2 bath,
1,650 s/f 2nd level beachfront condo, Stunningly
furnished, elegantly decorated. Superior beach &
ocean views. $1,035,000.
Bahama Beach Club 2083- # 1079 4 bed, 3 bath
ground level Phase 5 tastefully decorated & furnished
condo. 1,645 s/f living space, screened lanai
overlooking beach &pool. OWNER FINANCING
AVAILABLE! NOW $1,029,000.
"Cottages"#8- # 535 -New 3 bed,2 bath unfurnished
(appliances only) 2,900 s/f bi-level home under roof,
1,300 s/f under air, 2 community pools, sea views,
beautifully landscaped grounds. $899,000.
Atlantis Condo 2112- # 929- 4 bed, 4 bath 2,000 s/F2
level furnished waterfront condo on Brigantine canal,
great water views. Preferred end unit. Includes 2 large
boat slips. Short walk to beach! $865,000.
Bahama Beach Club # 2005- # 1370-3 bed, 2 bath
ground level 1,645 s/f comfortably furnished condo.
Awesome sea views from most rooms Overlooks beach
and pool. Great vacation residence. $822,000.
RoyalPalm Condo #2424 -# 1399-3 bed, 3 bath,
(including loft) 2nd level, 1,264 s/f furnished condo
overlooking harbour & marina. Well maintained, near
beach, excellent rental income potential. $599,950.
Beach Villa 507 # 782 Newly renovated, 2 bed, 2
bath 1,150 s/f villa, plus 592 s/f patios. Tastefully
furnished. Many extras. Close to beach, marina, golf
Atlatis Condo #2202 # 987 2 bed, 2 bath, 2nd level
furnished waterfront unit, includes boat slip & golf cart
garage. "Turn-Key", Near Treasure Cay Beach.
Atlantis Condo # 2203 -# 1000 2 bed, 2 bath, 2nd
level, 1,000 s/f furnished waterfront unit, includes fully
serviced boat slip & golf cart garage. Overlooks
Brigantine Bay, Near beach. $465,000.
Atlantis Condo # 2201 -# 1175 2 bed,2 bath, 1,000
s/f,2nd level furnished waterfront condo. Recently
renovated, well maintained. Includes storage garage &
private boat slip/dock. Near beach. $460,000.
Beach Villa 685-# 958 Attractive 885 s/f2 bed, 2 bath
furnished villa, Community pool, near marina & golf
course, 2 minute walk to Treasure Cay Beach. $399,000.
Beach Villa 703# 1209 -2 bed, 2 bath 885 s/f furnished
villa close to beach, marina, restaurants & shopping area.
Great rental income potential. $349,000.
Mariner's Cove Condominiums:
# I 181 -4 bedroom, 3 bath, 2 IcvcL 1.650 s/f furnished harbour
front condo. tastefully refurbished. $649,000.
#454-2 bed, I bath, 2 level, poolside condo $295,000.
# 985 2 bed, 2 bath, 2 level harbour front end unit,
Refurbished in 2000 REDUCED TO $271,500.
# 928-2 bed. 1 bath 2 level unit. overlooks harbour $249,000.
#655 -2 bed. I bath condo with marina view $249,000.
#455- 1 bed, 1 bath, ground level, poolside. $185,900.
Beachfront Parcel- Ocean Blvd. # 876 1.5 acres
with 100' ofbeach frontage, on spectacular Treasure
Cay Beach. All utilities available Gorgeous beach &
sea views. $1,510,000.
Superb Beachfront Parcel # 1362 Treasure Cay level
& cleared beach lot of 12,600 s/fwith 90' fabulous
sandy beach frontage. Breath-taking sunset & sea
views. All utilities available. $1,449,000.
Beach & Canal Lot Package #94 1- Windward Beach
lot of 17,542 s/fwith 100' of beach frontage on Sea of
Abaco, PLUS Galleon Bay lot of 17,955 s/f with
approx. 76' of sea-walled canal fiontage. $1,446,000.
Bahamas Real Estate
Ocean Blvd. Jumbo Sized Beachfront Parcel # 1266 -
Approx. 52,575 s/fparcel (1.20 acres) with 115' sandy
beach frontage & 460' depth. Superior building lot. All
utilities available. Fantastic sea views. $1,386,000.
Ocean Blvd. Beachfront Parcel # 1260 Splendid 44,600
s/f parcel on Treasure Cay Beach, 75' beach frontage of
suger-white fine sand. All utilities available. Spectacular
sea& beach views. $1,350,000.
Windward Beach Beachfront Parcel # 1283 Cleared &
walled 17,542 s/f parcel with 100' of sandy beach.
Splendid Sea of Abaco views. All utilities available.
Windward Beach # 999 N12,p S eachfront parcel with
85' offrontage on SeaIF o. All utilities available,
great buildingF5 '" $599,950,
Brigantine Bay # 1200 13,664 s/fcanalfront parcel with
106' of bulkheaded deep water frontage. Includes dock &
dolphin pilings, protected dockage, All utilities available.
Superb water views. $525,000.
Brigantine Bay # 841 11.220 s/f cleared canal lot with
80' protected deep water frontage on quiet street. New
40' dock with power, water & 16,000 lb boat lift. All
utilities available. $485,500.
Windward Beach # 817- Hal Facre waterfront parcel
directly on Sea of Abaco, 124' beach frontage. Newly
installed sea wall. All utilities available. $482,000.
Galleon Bay # 1356-24,732 s/f large canal front parcel
with 158' of bulkhead & sandy waterfront. All utilities
available. Panoramic water views. $465,000.
Galleon Bay # 744 19,256 s/f cleared canal parcel with
68' bulkheaded deep water frontage. All utilities
available. Superb views along Galleon Bay. $460,000.
Brigantine Bay # 1173 & 1174 2 adjacent deep water
canal parcels, each 11,200 s/f with 80' bulk head&
generous 140' depth. Cleared, all utilities available.
PURCHASE BOTH & SAVE! EACH $422,000.
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.
Brigantine Bay # 1193 Choice canal lot of 13,200 s/f
with 100' of bulkheaded sea wall & 136' depth.
Protected deep water dockage. All utilities available.
Picturesque water views. Ready to build. $347,000.
Galleon Bay # 1208 Large 2090 s/fcanal parcel with
seawall & 90'+deepwIa 'c dolphin pilings. All
utilities avail Lah tastic building lot, spectacular
water viewA Tngb Galleon Bay. $299,950.
Windward Beach Drive Sea View Parcel # 1353 -
Excellent 11,090 s/f residential parcel. Level building
envelope, all utilities available. Short walk to both
Windward Beach & Treasure Cay Beach. $120,000,
St. Andrews Estates, Golf Course Lot- # 1341 11,151
s/f residential parcel with 130' of golf course frontage.
All utilities available. Short walk to beach. $58,500.
"Sea View" GreatAbaco Club # 1203 3 bed, 2.5
bath, 1,880 s/f furnished sea view home, plus 280 s/f of
open deck on 4,918 s/f parcel. Well maintained, gated
community, great rental income potential. Includes
private deep water dock. $769,000.
Atlantic Oceanfront Parcel #746 Approx. I acre
residential parcel, 154' elevated shoreline near Orchid
Bay community, great ocean views. $395,000.
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100' +/- of Atlantic Ocean rocky shoreline & sand beach
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must visualize the results so that they will Perseverance. cessful reading initiative to improve read-
School From Page 4
be able to see their potential. Principal Huel Moss gave a summary ing comprehension. The school continues
Principal Josephine Kumar told them Thirdly, set check points along the way. of this school year' accomplishments. The to raise money for buying a bus and Mr.
about two of the world's richest persons, This will keep them accountable. They school has 359 students and 29 teachers. Moss expects that the school will have its
Bill Gates and Warren Buffet and how they must be prepared for the changes that will Twenty-four proud students graduated. bus next school year.
were able to make such riches. The stu- come because as long as they live, they Mr. Moss spoke about how supportive the The Ranger program of the Royal Ba-
dents should take advice from great minds will experience change. They must not fear Treasure Cay Resort and community has hamas Defence Force was initiated at S.C.
like these who were tried and tested but change but to be open to those that come. been and gave credit to Steve Pedican and Bootle and 20 Rangers were recently in-
stood the course and made billions of dol- Finally, Mrs. Pinder stated that when they local government for being very helpful. stalled. The school has several active en-
lars. They are wealthy now because they make mistakes that they should see them as Mr. Moss was proud of the fact that the vironmental programs. These include an
allowed great practices to guide their be- stepping stones to their goals. school was given national acclaim for its active recycling program and a successful
havior. They are entrepreneurs and from Principal Kumar acknowledged the scores in math. This is due to efforts of Ru- Discovery Club program. The students
an early age knew they wanted to achieve great accomplishments of Ernst Pierre, dolph Kawalram. All nine students passed Please s School Page 8
greatness. She encouraged the students to who is the first male valedictorian in the their exam. The school has had a very suc-
aspire to be great like these two men. Ad- seven years of graduations at St. Francis.
ditionally, even though they are wealthy, She stated that she is extremely proud of
they remain humble, kind, generous, and the performance of the young men in this
considerate of others. Following her pre- class, especially now that young boys in
sentation, the students maintaining honor our society are constantly getting them-
roll status for grades 10, 11, and 12 re- selves in problems and lack purpose. She
ceived their awards. admonished the graduates to live up to
At the graduation ceremony, the guest their theme as they continue to persevere.
speaker was Mrs. Cleola Pinder, who She challenged them to be courageous, de-
told the graduates that the decisions they termined, honest and reliable.
make will determine the type of life they S.C. Bootle holds
will have. They should not be afraid to
stumble as it will help to form and define its graduation
their character. She gave the young gradu- S.C. Bootie High School held its gradu-
ates some tips to remember as they begin ation ceremony on June 12 at the Full Gos-
this new chapter in their lives. Firstly, they pel Assembly of God church in Treasure Twenty-four students have completed their studies at S. C. Bootle High School in Coo-
must have goals as these will determine the Cay. The theme was Unlock Success with per's Town and are ready for the next stage of their lives. Many are hoping to go on to
actions they need to take. Secondly, they Endurance, Reach Your Dreams through colleges here in The Bahamas and abroad.
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Endless Summer #508, Eastern Shores, 2 story, 4 bedrooms, 3 bath-
up generator. $1,412,500 gross
Triplex #504, one three-bedroom two-bathroom that is 1950 sq ft
on the top floor and 2 Two-
bedroom one-bath apartments
7 clon the bottom floor, property
is 90 x 100 Appraised at $
440,000 This month sales price
Great Business Opportunity #506 A restaurant that is ready to
go with all the necessary equip-
ment needed to operate this
lovely building, has sea views, is
on 100'x120' lot.
Agape Villa Murphy Town #503 Two free standing structures
containing four one-bedroom,
one bathroom apartment units
that are fully furnished with
central air conditioning. Sits
on 15,000 sq. ft. Landscaped.
All units are rented. REDUCED $227,900 Person purchasing this will have
an instant business.
Three bedroom, two bathroom home LJ tully fur-
e -t rl NDE R itioning,
On NT Lnscaped
Rented. REDUCED $148,400
Sandy Point #510 waterfront 3 bedroom 3 bathroom 2,000 sq.
ft. home with sunken living
room, TV room, dining room
and large kitchen on a lot
over 26,000 sq. ft. of land.
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Duplex #0713 & 0715 2 bedroom, I bath and I bedroom, I bath house
in Dundas Town $260,000
Three Town House
# 0711 3 two bedroom one bath
all with beautiful ocean view from
upstairs balcony. Property 13,690
Marsh Harbour vacant lot with beautiful walls, huge entrance gate
with brick pavers at two entrances,
landscaped with sprinlder system, fresh
water from drilled well and two small
Triplex for sale Murphy Town
#502 2 one-bedroom, one-
bath and I two-bedroom, one-
.0. bath. $145,000
Home in Murphy Town 4 Bedroom, 2.5 bath, laudry rm with a
car port, lot size 90x100
on Forest Drive. Inte-
rior needs renovation.
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Broker, Appraiser, President with 21 years experience
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Home in Murphy Town 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath, laundry rm, two car
Triplex in Great Cistern two 2 bedroom I bath and one I bedroom
Ibath, beautifully landscape and fur-
nished. $386,731 gross
Hillside lot with waterviews in Dundas Town
One oceanfront lot on Tilloo Cay with beach access and shared
do ck. Lot size sq ft 0.73 acres 103ft on water and 315 ft asking price
For sale 15 acres of land at Baker's Heights near
Leisure Lee off the Treasure Cay Highway. Priced at $450,000, this property
will go fast. Call today.
For sale three lots located on South Lubbers Quarters in the
Abaco Ocean Club Estate. Lots number II, 44, 112. These lots are priced
individually. 11,022 sf. $88,000 gross
Lot #44 13,307 sf $98,000 gross Lot # 112 20,485 sf. $175,000 gross
Two lots 84 ft. x 100 ft. near Treasure Cay, one mile
northwest of Treasure Cay School. $49,500 each
Two lots for sale located on hillside in Yellowwood
Property adjacent to The Abaco Club on Winding Bay
Lot# 7 G3 size 12,600 s.f. $63,000 gross
Lot # 7 G4 size 12,600 s.f. $63,000 gross
6 lots in Marsh Harbour off Don MacKay Blvd.
4 lots 10,286.1 sq. ft. $59,659 each 2 lots 12,086.1 sq. ft. $70,099 each
4 lots in Murphy Town, water view, across from Abaco
Block and Concrete, commercial.
Sold separately 3 lots $48,614 each, I at $48,730
Central Pines Duplex 2br II th central a/c $210,900 gross
Central Pines UNDER leared and footing dug for a two
2br 2bth apt includes CONTRAC 00 gross
Off Forest Driv r 2bth home on lot 90x131 ready to move in
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"NEW" STORAGE UNITS, centrally located in
Treasure Cay town centre. Storage units come
in assorted sizes for boats, cars, golf carts and
"stuff." EXC. Starting at $25,000 FGS
1. CARLETON LANDING
Prestigious Canal Front Development offering
Carriage House units in blocks of four plus
individual cottages. Both offer docks/ boat
slips as well as golf cart or car garages.
Prices start at $680,000 + 14%
2. NEW LUXURY WATERFRONT CONDOS
"PINEAPPLE POINT RESORT" Luxury
gated community Treasure Cay's newest
waterfront development. 2 bed/ 2 bath
and 3 bed/ 3 bath condos with availability
of private boat slips. Pre-construction price
starting at $529,000 net (plus closing
costs). MUST SEE! Great investment oppor-
tunity and a great location in Treasure Cay!
3. THE COTTAGES
Now the newest oceanfront development
on Treasure Cay beach comprising 10
individual luxury units
Starting at $900,000 + 12% closing
4. BAHAMA BEACH CLUB
Luxury condominium project on Treasure
Cay Beach. 3 bed / 3 bath / Den / Lanai / on-
site pool and many other features
Starting at $907,500 Plus 14% closing
5. ROYAL POINCIANA TOWNHOUSES
On-site pool and tennis, newly completed
luxury townhouse units directly on
Treaure Cay each totalling 3 bed/4 1/2
baths plus loft bedroom/den
Ground floor garage, 2 bed/ 2 bath with
ocean front patio
First floor open concept living / dining/
kitchen plus master bedrom suite, all
ocean views with patio/ balcony
Loft bedroom/ den with ocean view
MLS $2,075,000 + 7.5% Closing
6. PALM BAY DEVELOPMENT Unit #3
4 bed/ 31/ bath fully furnished Town
House with garage and boat slip with 20'
beam. Located at Palm Bay Development
2,000 +/- sq. ft. $907,500 EXC
Anchorage Estates Multi-family Lots 128'
water front, 22,448 sq. ft. Good investment
Price $474,000 EXC
MARINA VIEW VILLA
Recently completed delightful villa with great
marina view and access. Modern 2 bed/ 2
bath CBS fully furnished home, 1020 sq.
ft. plus porches and garden area. Must see to
appreciate. FGS $479,000 EXC
Unit #4 Upstairs 3 bed/2bath fully furnished,
direct beach access. Good rental investment
EXC. $514,250 FGS
Townhouse condos with on- site tennis, heated
pool, office, laundry
Marina view, 2 bed/ 1 1/2 bath, fully furnished,
never rented, extra feathures.
MUST SEE FGS $295,000
Marina view, 1 bed / 1 bath upstairs good
rental potential $220,150 FGS
Marina view, 2 bed/ 2 bath and unit fully
furnished- storm shutters- good rental
potential $271,500 + 7.5% closing
Marina view, 2 bed/ 1 1/2 bath fully, furnished
including garage plus vehicle. Good rental
potential. EXC $300,000 FGS
Canal front condos with on site tennis and pool
2 bed / 2 bath lower unit marina view.
Good rental income EXC $526,350
2 bed/ 2 bath lower unit with marina view.
12 ft. boat slip with 12,000 lb. lift. Never
rented. EXC $655,950 FGS
2 bed/ 2 bath lower unit with marina view,
12' boat slip $425,000 + 7.5% EXC
Ocean front luxury octagonal units with lagoon/
pool/waterfall. Good rental potential.
Unit #7 Two storey 2 bed/ 2 bath home.
MLS $545,000 + 7.5% closing
Unit #9 two str o '2 bath home
E) s _,o0 FGS
BAHAMA BEACH CLUB
Resale condos available in first completed project.
Ready to go. Both units never rented but definite
potential. MUST SEE PROPERTIES.
Downstairs unit 3 bed / 2 bath with den/
optional 4th bed. Completely and tastefully
furnished with many extra features including
garage and Ford Taurus $785,000 + 14%
Canal front condo with on-site pool. Bldg 4.
downstairs, 2 bed, 2 bath, totally redone, 12'
wide slip. $459,675.00 + 7.5% closing EXC
OCEAN VILLA SUBDIVISION
Second row beach with direct ocean access.
Great view. 2 bed / 2 bath, many special
features. MUST SEE EXC. $460,000 FGS
GALLEON BAY ESTATES
"Gramling House" newly built, 2 storey home
located on Galleon Bay canal with a 45'
dock. Upper level has 4 bed/ 2 bath. Open
living/ dining/ kitchen. Lower level has 2
bed/ 1 bath, laundry room pl us covered
open boat/ car storage MUST SELL
VERY MOTIVATED SELLER EXC $790,000
"Fish Tales" unique canal front 3 bed / 3 bath
home on 2 full lots, 180' waterfront with 118'
serviced dock, deep water, great for larger
boat. MUST SEE! MLS$1,725,000 + 7.5%
EXC Exclusive listing
FGS Full gross or all-inclusive price
MLS Multiple Listing, list price plus buyer's closing
LEEWARD BEACH ESTATES
"Trident"/"Turquoise Seas" You cannot be more
"on the beach" than in this special home.
Offering 3 bed / 3 1/2 bath in the main house
with detached garage / bed / bath / attic plus
storage. Vast deck oceanside with widow's
MLS $1,999,000 + 7.5% closing
"Cross Winds" Split level CBS home extra large
lot across from 2 beach greenways. Private.
Master bed/ bath suite upstairs. Lower level 2
bed / 2 bath, cozy living room/ kitchen/
dining/ utility. Apartment annex 1bed/ 1
bed, living kitchen, enclosed patio. Plus! Plus!
Plus! MLS $755,000 + 7.5% closing
"Surf Shack" This CBS totally renovated two-
storey luxury modern home is located on a
large corner lat in the prestigious area of Lee
ward Beach and Sunrise Point. Both levels
include 4 bed / 3 1/2 bath plus above ground
pool with wrap around deck. many, many
more features, i.e. hurricane shutters and
generator. "A definite must see!"
WINDWARD BEACH ESTATES
"Dream Point" Special CBS split level home
located on a corner lot near "The Point" with
two choices of direct beach access. Upper
level has master bedroom with ensuite bath
plus two guest bdrooms and bath. On the
split level there is the main entry into a large
open living/dining area, modern well
equipped kitchen. All rooms open onto a
wrap-around partially covered deck overlook
ing the garden. Ground level has an extra
large garage/ workshop with lots of storage.
EXC. $996,300 FGS
Apartment four-plex. ) )rey CBS building,
each level I OLO artments with 2 bed,
1 bath, livin, ...ig/kitchen. Great rental
investment. MUST SEE! EXC. $400,000 FGS
POTENTIAL DEVELOPMENT PROPERTY
6.667 acres on the highway between Treasure
Cay Resort and Treasure Cay airport. Running
from highway north to the sea of Abaco. 180'
on water front and 165' roadside, 1500' road
to water. Prime property that can be subdivid
ed, commercial and housing/condos or
subdivided into lots, commercial and residen
tial $833,375 FGS, EXC
VACANT LOTS AVAILABLE
Ocean front properties
Casuarina Beach/Ocean Blvd.
Sand Piper Beach
Sunrise Point Beginning at $1,250,000 FGS
Canal Front Beginning at $350,000 FGS
Rock Point Waterfront, bulkheaded
Beginning at $430,000 FGS
Golf Course / Interior
Beginning at $60,000 FGS
Treasure Cay has one of the world's best Beaches, Golf Course, Tennis, full service Marina, just naming a few amenities.
Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information
We not only sell here, we live here and love it.
Mailing address: P.O. Box AB22183, Treasure Cay, Abaco, Bahamas E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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School From Page 6
have taken part in environmental clean ups.
A group of students went to the Agricul-
ture Exposition in Nassau. Mrs. Black felt
that the S.C. Bootle had a better display
than Nassau and Freeport.
The school produced an excellent pro-
gram to celebrate One Bahamas last fall. It
was attended by Sir Durward Knowles who
proclaimed that it was the best he had seen.
That school's students have done very well
in the Spelling Bees at the 7th and 8th grade
levels, the only grades in high school that
have spelling competitions.
The school has done very well in sports.
In a volleyball competition the girls' team
came in first while the boys claimed sec-
ond place. The school has done well in
basketball competitions and won the soccer
competition in Freeport.
Mr. Moss appealed to the parents to sup-
port the school and attend PTA meetings.
The guest speaker was Mr. Kyran D.
Turnquest from Nassau. He told them
that talent lies within the students. They
should look to tomorrow, not yesterday,
not behind. He chose not a give a gradu-
ation speech but to awaken them to their
future. It was a call to action. They must
make their own choices. They will have to
endure difficult decisions. He admonished
them to resist the black crab syndrome that
puts people down, but rather to be positive.
Long Bay School
Graduated 17 Students
By Samantha V. Evans
Seventeen proud students graduated
from Long Bay School on June 11th with
the class depicting the theme Never Give
Up. The school auditorium was packed to
capacity even though attendance was by
invitation only. Slide presentations were
shown throughout the evening as the stu-
Long Bay held its graduation on June 11 when 17 students received their diplomas.
Twelve of them have plans for attending college.
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dents reminisced of their time at Long Bay.
The principal brought brief remarks tell-
ing the students that the knowledge they
obtained was not done so easily. She re-
minded them that wisdom is a never ending
cycle of learning knowledge and sharing it
with others as long as they live. Life must
be lived in pursuit of excellence and they
should plan to put their best foot forward
at all times especially in the midst of chal-
The guest speaker for the evening was
Mr. Jack Thompson, Director of Immigra-
tion, who told the students that they are
graduating at a time in the world when
there is much chaos and uncertainty, but
that they must remember that they live in
the best little country in the world where
they still enjoy their freedom and can re-
ceive quality education to become whatev-
er they desire to become. As they prepare
to face the world, they must do so with
confidence so that they conquer all obsta-
cles and pursue their dreams. They must
remain focused especially when they come
across obstacles and challenges.
He told them that winners never quit
and quitters never win. They must be very
careful how they write the next chapter of
their lives as people will only be able to say
of them what they write. Finally, he told
them to protect their name so that they can
continue to make their parents proud.
The salutatorian was Dorsinayer Smith
and the valedictorian was Alfredo Cornish,
Jr. When Alfredo spoke, he reminisced
about their twelfth grade year, stating that
they had some great teachers who believed
in them and that it showed in the countless
hours they spent preparing them and help-
ing them to prepare for their BGCSE ex-
ams. He stated that 12 of the 17 graduates
have confirmed plans for college which is
another great accomplishment.
ECC Awards Ceremony and
By Mirella Santillo
Two events marked the end of the
school year at Every Child Counts, the
Awards Ceremony that took place in the
evening of June 10th at St. Francis de
Sales Church and the visit of a representa-
tive of a faith-based community home for
people with learning difficulties so they
can be self-sufficient in the outside world,
Mr. John Cook.
At the fourth annual ECC Award Night,
49 students were recognized for their aca-
demic performance, improvement during
the school year, artistic and creative skills,
overall behavior and achievement in sports
activities. They all walked proudly to the
stage to receive their awards and some par-
ticipated in the ceremony by pronouncing
the opening prayer, reading poetry, sing-
ing and playing musical instruments such
as a group from Ms. Ellen's class. It was
a very enjoyable ceremony attended by
many parents and supporters of the school.
In the 12 years it has been in opera-
tion, ECC has moved forward in leaps
and bonds. The Director, Mrs. Lyn Ma-
jor, is now looking beyond the school for
the future of her students. Many ECC for-
mer students have found jobs in the com-
munity and are performing well, most of
them still living with their families. Others
who will not be able to support themselves
or live without assistance are faced with
a doubtful future. Families do not always
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have the financial or physical means to
care for a life-time dependent. This con-
sideration prompted Mrs. Major to invite a
member of a now worldwide organization,
L'Arche, to explain the various possibili-
ties facing disabled people unable to live
with their families. One alternative would
be the creation on a group home under the
umbrella of an international organization
Mr. Cook, a former lawyer for a Wash-
ington, DC, law firm, abandoned his ca-
reer approximately a decade ago to become
involved as a coordinator and legal coun-
selor for two L'Arche communities, one
located in Washington, DC, the other in
Arlington, Virginia. He made a presenta-
tion on June 12th at ECC to an audience of
teachers, parents and volunteers, describ-
ing in detail, the way L'Arche was founded
and its present set-up.
The organization was created in 1964
by a wealthy French-Canadian, Mr. Jean
Vanier, as a small home with a Catholic
structure in a little French village. It now
has communities in 35 countries where
people with disabilities live and interact
with volunteers or outside paid helpers. In
a lot of cases these communities are sub-
sidized through government funding with
the recourse of fund raising if necessary.
Although L'Arche is still under Catholic
influence, people of all faiths are accepted
and practice their religion while living in
To join, the person must participate in
several phases of acceptance and training.
A group of seven to eight people interested
in creating a home would have to be will-
ing to take responsibility for the home
Dr. Sue Fairclough, who was pres-
ent at the meeting, mentioned that there
was a similar set-up albeit on a smaller
scale founded several years ago on New
Providence. A small group of people with
various degrees of disability live together
independently taking care of each other's
needs. Originally under the auspice of
Sandilands, the project now comprises one
home for men and one for women.
The meeting with Mr. Cook raised so
much interest and enthusiasm among mem-
bers of the audience that another meeting
was scheduled for June 18th to discuss fur-
Service for ACH Student
By Mirella Santillo
Mario Polycarpe, who died earlier this
month in a car accident during a robbery
attempt, was a student at Abaco Central
High School for the past two years. Prin-
cipal Vanessa James saw it fitting to hold
a memorial service for him on June 11th.
The student body assembled to participate
in the eulogies and in singing and praise
dancing. Following the praise and wor-
ship, Ashuntay Reckley and Sirtano Rolle,
two ninth grade students, paid tribute to
the young man..
The event was a wake-up call for some
of the students who in some instances felt
guilty for not having advised their class-
mate on a different way of conduct. Ma-
rio's mother, Mrs. Maryanne Beneby was
unable to talk about her son, but she gave
the students words of advise."Before you
all go out of the door, look at your mother,
at your parents and think about where you
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Everyone who spoke about Mario men-
tioned his tendency to always joke and
make people laugh and perhaps it was his
purpose in life, said Pastor Deion Gibson.
He urged the students to find their own
purpose and to "get a heart of wisdom."
Ms. James, who moderated the service,
announced that the funeral is scheduled to
take place in Freeport on June 20th and
urged whoever could attend to be there.
at Abaco Central
By Mirella Santillo
A special function was planned on May
22nd at Abaco Central High School to rec-
ognize the 34 teachers who contributed so
much of their time and talents throughout
the school year. However, uninterrupted
rain forced the school administrators to
S.C. Bootle students honou
Teacher Appreciation Week was held in May
S.C. Bootle High School showed their suppo
tion of their teachers by presenting them with
ies at an assembly.
cancel the special assembly which was to
be held outside. They enjoyed the lunch
organized for them on that day by the PTA
in one of the classrooms.
Principal Vanessa James explained that
teachers were shown tokens of apprecia-
tion throughout the last couple of weeks.
This included souse breakfasts and brunch-
es on two instances. They received little
perfume gifts upon arriving to school some
mornings and participated in a fun raffle.
Before the end of the school year they each
received a button-down shirt with their
names embroidered, a well expressed dis-
play of appreciation.
Baccalaureate Service for
Abaco Central students
By Mirella Santillo
The Baccalaureate service for the gradu-
ation class of 2009 of Abaco Central High
School took place in the afternoon of June
13th at Change Ministries International.
r teachers sat on one side of the
church while the other
side was occupied by
parents and friends.
Orchestrated by one
of the twelfth grade
home room teachers,
Mrs R. Cox, most of
the service was offici-
ated by various stu-
dents who pronounced
the prayer, welcomed
the assembly, read the
Scriptures, sang and
introduced the speak-
ers who were District
. The students of Black, Administrator
irt and apprecia- Cephas Cooper, Princi-
pal Vanessa James and
the host Pastor Samuel
During their addresses, all the speakers
conveyed the messages of congratulation,
encouragement, advice and caution. Yes,
the students were told, they graduated, but
their lives will really start as they leave
school. They will be faced with decision
making, challenges and occasionally hard
times. But the unanimous recommendation
they received from the speakers was to
believe in themselves and in their dreams,
to stay focused and make good choices.
Choose your acquaintances carefully,
practice a good attitude, especially during
hard economic times and put God first in
their everyday life.
Mrs. Black expressed her congratula-
tions to the students for their academic
achievement 89 percent of the class at-
tained a 2.0 GPA or above and she was
particularly pleased that nearly half of the
graduates were young men.
Pastor Cornish expressed his wishes that
the business community would support the
new graduates by offering them summer
jobs, if only for a little money, but mostly
for the sake of experience.
The ceremony ended with gift presen-
tation to students who had performed par-
ticularly well during the school year and a
special recognition was given to the class'
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what a joyous aay it was for me proua parents of me zu preschoolers of Central Aoaco
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Nancy Lowe, and her assistant, Ms. Charlene McDonald, worked hard preparing the
students for this event. The students sang and danced as they let their parents know that
they are indeed ready for grade one. The keynote address was delivered by Mr. Leroy
Thompson, who used a dramatization of rocks and sand. All of the students met the cri-
teria for them to advance to grade one so they all received their awards and certificates.
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Junkanoo group for its dedication in making
the Abaco Central parade a great success.
Grade Six Students had Pre-
By Samantha V. Evans
It has become customary for the Guid-
ance Department of Central Abaco Prima-
ry School to host a week of activities for
the graduating class, and this year was no
different. On May 19th the students had a
brief talk by members of the business com-
munity to educate them about various ca-
reers. The focus was on traditional careers
in the areas of social services, the police,
defense force, cosmetology, environmental
affairs, banking, farming, and hospitality.
The students learned that to succeed in
a career they must learn about the quali-
fications needed and the requirements for
advancement. Additionally, they were told
to be careful of the choices they make as
they will need to have a clean record to
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ters that are affecting youth today and
topics of concern. Some of the topics dis-
cussed included sexuality, drugs, personal
hygiene and relationships. On another day
the students had their traditional prepara-
tion for junior high school led by senior
master of Abaco Central High School, Mr.
Vincent Coakley as each year the majority
of the students attend that school. He spoke
to them about the school dress code, disci-
plinary code and school rules.
Seniors Day held for
Abaco Central graduates
For the past few years, the graduating
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A group of professionals with expertise
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their certificates, transcripts, resume and
other accolades from high school so that a
potential employer can see what they have
achieved so far.
The second speaker was Ms. Phillipa
Farrington, a teacher at Abaco Central,
who spoke to them on the topic Proper
Work Attire. She had three samples of
work attire on display for the students to
view to give them an idea of professional
and casual work wear. She explained ap-
propriate hair styles, nails, amount of co-
logne and adequate make up for the career
minded. She even spoke of the value of
having proper hygiene and washing one's
clothing before wearing it again.
Mrs. Simone Bowe of Baker's Bay
was the third speaker who gave them a
straight forward talk on Job Applications
and Workplace Etiquette. She went step
by step through an application form with
them and told them what information is ap-
propriate to put in each section. She then
spoke to them about workplace behavior,
culture, and misconceptions. She told them
to be prepared to do an honest day's work
or else their employment on any job will
be short lived.
The final speaker for the day was Ms.
Samantha Evans, counselor at Central
Abaco Primary School who spoke on the
topic Acing the Job Interview. She told the
seniors that what they do on an interview
can seal a job for them or close the door
forever. Employers look for three things
when they are interviewing employees:
qualifications, motivation, and compatibil-
ity. She told them to not compromise their
beliefs, values and morals for a job. She
insisted that they maintain their integrity
and good reputation during the job search
and while employed. She explained that
before an interview they should also famil-
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tion and plan to arrive early to help them
relax. She gave them interview etiquette
tips and role played some interview ques-
tions with students.
At the end of all of the sessions, the stu-
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da Conch Man, George "Showboo"
Wilmore, was recognized in the St. Au-
gustine Record newspaper in the May 17th
issue for his contribution to the cultural
exchange that took place between that city
and Abaco for the last couple of years.
Mr. Wilmore, who has been selling
conch salad in Marsh Harbour for the last
18 years, is a very outgoing and charis-
matic fellow, easy to associate with. While
preparing his conch salad, he usually talks
to his customers, mostly visitors, commu-
nicating his visions for the future of his is-
land. It is during one of these interactions
that he met a St. Augustine dentist and his
wife, Ron and Michelle Huckle, repeat
visitors of Abaco and afficionados of Junk-
anoo. They talked about a Junkanoo group
going to St. Augustine.
Mr. Wilmore brought up the idea of a
cultural exchange between Abaco and St.
Augustine to Don Cornish, Abaco's Direc-
tor of Tourism, who acted immediately on
the suggestion. And so was born "A taste
of The Bahamas in a Foreign destination,"
an event which premiered in St. Augustine
in 2007 with a Junkanoo parade and a sam-
ple of Bahamian crafts and food and has
since become an annual function awaited
with anticipation by Abaconians and resi-
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the development of a cultural village in
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former Bahamian life such as boat races,
conch cracking and regattas among others
and would enable local people to sell their
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their boats length, size and brand of en-
gines and other details. The men tied up
their boats at docks near other boats that
were occupied, feeling that boats with
people aboard near their boats would make
them less apt to be stolen. The two boats,
each with a family of four, crossed in the
company of a third Contender. It had triple
350 HP Yamaha engines. The three boats
brought over a total of 17 people. The fam-
ilies had rented a house nearby where they
were planning to stay for a week.
When they checked on their boats the
next morning about 7:30, they were both
gone. The third boat did not appear to have
been boarded. They reported the theft to
the police but have heard nothing from
them since the incident.
Notice was put out on the Cruisers' Net
about the missing boats. Junior Mernard,
manager of Sea Spray, tried to find pilots
who would do a search. Mr. Colvin thinks
that the US Coast Guard was made aware
of the problem.
thinks that his visions are lacking the gen-
eral support of the community including
church pastors, local government officials
and business people. He urges them to
look at the bigger picture and join forces
with him, "to think outside of the box."
He sees these villages sprouting in differ-
ent communities of Abaco, thus creating a
way to boost the economy in some of the
less frequented settlements while offering
a cultural destination for visitors, a feat he
thinks is much needed for the future eco-
nomic development of the island.
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Page 16 Section B The Abaconian
June 15, 2009
Friends of the Environment's Backyard Party
By Mirella Santillo
The Party in da Backyard was orga-
nized by Friends of the Environment as a
fund raising event for its Summer Camp
program. The function was held at the Jib
Room on May 15th and turned out to be a
major community- contribution event.
Tome and Linda Leffler provided the
perfect venue for the occasion with their
restaurant, the Jib Room. Baker's Bay
prepared delicious sushi, Big Bird do-
nated chicken for the dinners, Kim Sands
from Java Coffee Shop and Mrs. Leffler
made the side orders, Brendon and Stacey
Thompson prepared the scorch conch, Mi-
chael Parotti cracked open over 190 co-
conuts to make the "gully wash" comple-
mented by gin or vodka donated by Tupps,
the Hope Town Harbour Lodge supplied
the bio-degradable cups
to enjoy the drinks.
baked two gourmet
cakes that were auc-
tioned at the end of the
evening by Michael Al-
bury. And what a job
he did at selling and re-
selling the scrumptious
desserts that brought
$365. The chocolate
mousse-cake was sold
for $120 to John Haes-
tad. The Jack Daniels
cheesecake was sold
for $125 to Billy Gates,
who put it back on the
auction block, giving T
a chance for Frederick The Jib Room hc
Gottlieb to buy it again Friends of the E
aga Shown is Auction
for another $120! Many Shown is Auction
volunteers manned the tleb to bid $120
food and drink tables as $125. That broug
well as the ticket booth.
By six o'clock there was already a crowd
and before 7:30 p.m. no more chicken was
left! Fortunately, there was plenty of conch
salad, sushi and lionfish dip to satisfy peo-
ple's hunger. While people conversed and
socialized, James Malone provided back-
Following the cake auction was a raffle
drawing. The lucky winner carried away
half the raffle pot. And that lucky person,
happy and smiling, was April Parotti, who
commented that the money could certainly
be used at Little Angels Academy of which
she is a partner. The function continued
with dancing and friendly socializing well
into the evening.
Friends of the Environment was hop-
ing to raise enough money to provide four
wsted a very successful fund raising event for
Environment to its summer camp program.
eer Michael Albury eonvincing Frederik Got-
Sfor a cheesecake that had already sold for
'ht the total to $$245 for this gourmet dessert.
weeks of Summer Camp at three locations,
Sandy Point, Marsh Harbour and Cooper's
Town. Kristin Williams, Executive Direc-
tor of Friends, estimated that $20,000 was
needed to support the expenses of the camp
which will start on June 29th simultane-
ously in all three areas. The first session
will end on July 9th, resuming July 20th
to July 31st.
According to Anita Knowles, Secretary
at Friends, the function was a great suc-
cess. The goals were reached so children,
a total of 200, will be able to attend a free
camp at one of the locations.
The Benevolent Ministries is a ministry founded in the Cooper's Town
Church of God that provides food and clothing to older residents, wid-
ows, orphans and those in need. The group began its work in February
but has suffered from lack of funding and support. The group wants to
give out care packages every two months and is asking for assistance.
Bishop Archilus Cooper is the pastor and overseer of the church.
The Benevolent Ministries wants to thank the D'Albenas Agency and
specifically Mr. Sawyer and Mr. Smith for supplies.
If you want to assist, contact Mrs. Estell Cooper, District Ladies Presi-
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Sarah K ran away with the 10th Annual
HMY Invitational Billfish Blast at the Aba-
co Beach Resort and Boat Harbour Marina,
as tournament participants enjoyed another
great, fun-filled and family-oriented tour-
nament on May 25-29.
Twenty-six yachts competed in the 2009
tournament, down from the 61 that entered
in 2008, but Sarah K did not let that damp-
en the competition as they hauled in four
blue marlins for a total of 2,400 points.
Finishing second was Cowpoke with 1,450
points and grabbing third place was Out-
law, also with 1,450 points, but they called
in their last fish after Cowpoke.
Sarah K was consistent throughout the
three days of fishing with a landed fish
each of the three days and two on the sec-
ond day of fishing, which was enough to
win the tournament after the first two days.
Outlaw wasn't even in the running for
a place in the tournament as they went into
the final day with zero points. But were
able to reel in three fish and gain 1,450
points. Angler Brian Schmidt got the hot
hand for Outlaw on the third day and
helped them pull into third place.
Angler Schmidt finished with 1,250
points winning Top Angler, followed by
David Vatland of Sarah K with 1,200
points and Paul Osman of Sea N Double,
also with 1,200 points for third.
Last year's champion Sea NDouble fin-
ished fifth with 1,400 points, which was
Professional entertainers who were at 10th Annual Billfish Blast also performed at two
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the beneficiary of a local fund-raiser sponsored through the tournament on May 29. The
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year, proving a much better year of fishing
and more competition out on the ocean.
These results were despite horrible
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frequent downpours, but the captains said
it did not affect their fishing at all.
The tournament began on American
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eating and drinking followed by a spec-
tacular night of fireworks on the docks of
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just glad to see all these lionfish getting
killed and everyone felt like they were do-
ing something good," said Lindsay.
After all the boats were in and the fish
were cleaned, two cooks helped fry over
300 lionfish for everyone to sample. Some
may be wary of trying lionfish, but their
taste has been compared to that of grouper
With such a great turnout for the event,
Lindsay hopes that people will now be
more aware of the lionfish problem and the
Bahamian government will realize how se-
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Cent. Abaco Hotel Licensing 27 May 09
This is the first meeting of this board
since November 2008.
Hotel inspectors were on Abaco in Feb-
ruary for their annual hotel inspection tour.
Results of the inspections are given to each
district so that members of the Hotel Li-
censing Board can follow up to ensure that
the deficiencies are corrected.
Members were dismayed over the poor
compliance shown by many of the hotels
concerning their remittance to the Treasury
for the six percent guest tax. This is due
to be paid by the 15th of the month for
the guest tax collected the previous month.
One of the larger hotels is over a year in
Various strategies are being looked into
concerning the collection of the delinquent
Circumstances for several guest houses
are being investigated as they are now
operating as long-term apartment rentals
which do not collect the guest tax. Mem-
bers wanted to know if the buildings were
constructed with hotel concessions which
would require that either the guest tax is
collected or duties must be paid.
Central Abaco Port Authority 27 May 09
A plan was submitted for an additional
dock and related shore facilities for ferry
maintenance at Rich's Rentals in Marsh
Harbour. It was not clear from the plan
submitted if the additional dock infringed
on neighboring waterfront rights. Board
members decided to defer approval pend-
ing a site visit. Shore improvements were
A. Local Government at Work
deferred to Town Planning for its review.
A request for a floating dock at the end
of Pelican Shore was denied. It was felt
that this type of dock presents a hazard to
neighboring properties under storm condi-
tions. The site is exposed to many miles of
open water to the west. It was suggested
that the applicant reapply for a convention-
al dock with piling.
Hope Town District Council 28 May 09
Chief Councillor Jeremy Sweeting had
assembled a booklet which Council mem-
bers were given, In it he explained the
Commonwealth Local Government Con-
ference he and others recently attended
in Freeport. He was impressed that Local
Government Councils in most of the Com-
monwealth Caribbean countries had a high
degree of autonomy at the local level and
were allowed to set tax rates, collect and
use the revenue.
Mr. Sweeting was hopeful that the coun-
cil's web site could be re-established to let
people view council business and accom-
Dundas Town Committee 2 June 09
By Samantha V. Evans
The Dundas Town Local Government
meeting held on June 2nd was anything but
usual as members were greeted by police
presence at the scheduled meeting. The
meeting began in the absence of the chair-
man as the Deputy Chairman Faron New-
bold brought the meeting to order. The
minutes were read; and as the members
were making corrections to the minutes,
the chairman arrived and deemed the meet-
ing to be out of order. This upset the entire
body that appeared not to be aware of the
reason for Chairman Cay Mills to be so up-
set. Mr. Mills stated that the committee is
conspiring against him by planning a meet-
ing without his knowledge. He stated that
he is disappointed in Faron Newbold and
George Cornish, who intentionally held
this meeting without calling him to confirm
with him that it would be held.
Chairman Mills further stated that he
wants to set the record straight for the
community and insisted that the rumors
that are going around have to be corrected.
He began by saying that he just received
a letter served on him from the police re-
questing his presence at this meeting. He
stated that he has never had to have any-
thing served on him by the police and ex-
plained that Administrator Cephas Cooper
was out of line for having him served. He
called for Mr. Cooper's immediate resig-
nation. Mr. Cooper explained that after the
chairman visited his office that day with
an entourage and threatened him, he saw it
necessary to involve the police.
An argument ensued over who the brains
and the muscles were behind the work be-
ing done at Brown's Bay as the word on
the street, according to the committee, is
that Mr. Mills is doing all of the work.
The members took offense to this and told
Mr. Mills that they thought that they were
working together for the betterment of the
community and not for personal gain or
acknowledgment. In fact, Mr. Newbold
stated that everyone has been working hard
except Mr. Mills, but he is getting the
credit as the chairman. He told Mr. Mills
to chair the meeting and end this bicker-
ing. That was an unsuccessful request and
Please see Local Gov. Page 79
Brown's Bay Park has recently had much work done to it. Boulders have been placed in
the water so the protected area could be filled with sand. A boat ramp was constructed
allowing boats and jet skis to be launched and thatched gazebos give shade on the beach.
The Dundas Town residents are enjoying their new park, an area big enough accom-
modate many people.
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Local Government at Work ,
Local Gov. From Page 18
Mr. Mills asked George Cornish and any-
one else who cannot or will not work with
him to resign immediately. The committee
stated that they have nothing against Mr.
Mills but he continued to scold the mem-
bers. Needless-to-say, this did not go over
well with the committee members and a
loud argument resulted. At this point the
police officer entered the room to maintain
Also entering the room were three pri-
vate workers who either did some work
on Brown's Bay and had not been paid or
were told that the committee refused to give
them any work. In any event, Mr. Newbold
explained to them that the rumors were
false. He told them that the committee has
no money to give them any jobs or to pay
for the work completed by the plumber. In
fact, he explained that this work was not
approved by the committee to be done so a
stop order was put on payment. He further
explained that this is another major prob-
lem they have with the chairman as he has
been sanctioning work without the commit-
tee's knowledge, then sending in bills for
payment. This is against Local Government
rules and regulations. Additionally, Mr.
Newbold further explained that the com-
mittee along with volunteers did most of the
work themselves so that the area could be
completed for community use even though
there was no money in the budget to ac-
commodate the upgrades.
The members stated that they do not
have a problem with Mr. Mills but they are
disappointed that he has a problem work-
ing along with the team like they started
out. They see him as a dictator who does
not respect them as adults. Chairman Mills
stated that the members want to do busi-
ness without his involvement which disap-
points him. He stated that he is trying to
save them money but they act like he is
stealing from the people. After the mem-
bers insisted that he sit down and chair the
meeting, Mr. Mills left and Mr. Newbold
resumed the meeting after an hour and a
half of arguing. The members discussed
the budget and Mr. Cooper discussed the
plans for Independence.
Marsh Harbour Town Comm. 3 June 09
Committee members chose Lowell Al-
bury to serve as a Council member during
Mike Malone's extended hospital stay.
BEC was asked to install a pole at the
road's edge at the car lot across from K
& S Auto Service on Don MacKay Boule-
vard. This is for the installation of a traffic
light. A surveyor had been hired to deter-
mine the legal edge of the road where the
pole would be. However, due to objections
by the property owner, local BEC manage-
ment wanted a letter of authorization from
higher authorities within BEC before they
would set the pole.
It was suggested that the ferry serving
Guana Cay was moving its base of opera-
tions from Conch Inn Marina in Marsh
Harbour to Rich's Rentals at the east end
of the harbour. Members were not in favor
of the increased traffic this would bring to
However, it was suggested that the new
dock constructed at Rich's Rentals could
be used by the ferry company to dock their
With the close of the fiscal year ap-
proaching, members allocated remaining
funds as follows:
A donation of $3,500 was authorized to
the Independence Celebration Committee
toward fireworks. The committee is hop-
ing to raise about $10,000 which would
finance a ten-minute fireworks show.
Construction of a drain in Cove Estates
was authorized. This is at a low spot and
will drain into Nogi Swamp adjacent to
Don MacKay Boulevard.
Five speed bumps were authorized for
Spring City and five were approved for
The Marsh Harbour library roof will be
painted with elastomeric paint to squeeze
a few more years out of this 45-year-old
Trash has been accumulating on the
highway bypass from the airport to the
S.C. Bootle Highway. Big Cat removed
three flatbed trailer loads of junk cars and
60 truck loads of trash on June 1 and 2 at a
cost of $6,000. As a favor to the town, the
company accepted $3,000.
Discussions were on the need for one or
more small transfer sites on the edge of our
towns with large refuse bins to encourage
residents to use them instead of dumping
trash anywhere out of sight.
The community trash bin at the entrance
to Sweetings Village was pointed out as an
eyesore as residents fling trash bags out
of their car windows in hopes it goes into
A community bin is to be placed on the
ball field at the Mud for residents there
A letter is to be written to Burns House
requiring them to observe the conditions
of their wholesale liquor license which
does not allow drinks to be consumed on
Central Ab District Council 4 Jun 09
Lowell Albury was accepted as a
Marsh Harbour representative to Council
and was given the oath of office. He will
replace Mike Malone.
Being close to the end of the fiscal year,
budget figures were reviewed to ensure
bills were paid and any remaining funds
were consumed by area needs.
Council had earlier allocated $7,000
for members to attend the Local Govern-
ment Conference in Freeport held on May
A monthly ferry subsidy of $500 was
cancelled. This dated to an earlier period
when the Hope Town District was associ-
ated with the Central Abaco District and
Please see Local Gov. Page 20
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Silent Auction to aid Mike Malone
handmade quilt is
on display at Cher-
okee Food Fair and
is on Silent Auc-
tion until 5 p.m.on
July 4th. The last
bid at that time is
the winner. This is
your chance to own
an authentic hand-
quilt. It is made of
100 percent cotton,
measures 66 inches by 86 inches and will cover either a twin or full size bed. If you
would like to put in a bid, call Lee Pinder at 366-2053 in Cherokee. All proceeds
from the auction will go toward the medical expenses of Mike Malone.
Bin located next
to Every Child Counts
Notice of Tenders
Marsh Harbour / Spring City Town Committee
Sealed bids are requested for work in the towns
including but not limited to the following:
Maintaining road verges
Cleaning of public restrooms
Residential garbage collection
Grounds maintenance to government properties
Janitorial services to government offices and buildings
Interested persons should contact the
Local Government Office in Marsh Harbour
for more information and job specifications, call 367-4957
The office can be contacted for the deadline for the bids
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The Abaconian Section B Page 19
Page 20 Section B The Abaconian
Local Government at Work
Local Gov. From Page 17
members were required to travel between
the two districts. Government persons now
using the ferries must have their own de-
partments pay for ferry use.
Council was hopeful of receiving
$57,000 which they had advanced last fall
to complete the new landfill for use. They
had been promised that it would be repaid.
Apparently fees are not being collect-
ed at the landfill as a truck damaged the
scale and repairs will cost approximately
Members were concerned that main-
tenance staff at Central Abaco Primary
School has allowed 40 flourescent lights in
classrooms to remain out of service.
A request for maid uniforms at one loca-
tion was denied as all maids would have to
be given uniforms at a substantial expense.
Cay Mills asked to make a presentation
at the end of the agenda. He spent 35 min-
utes complaining that Administrator Ce-
phas Cooper was disrespectful of his posi-
tion as Dundas Town Committee Chairman
and was acting as an old-time all-powerful
Commissioner and not as a local govern-
ment administrator sitting as an advisor to
local government. He was upset that Mr.
Cooper had a letter delivered to him by a
policeman and had a policeman attend a
Dundas Town Committee meeting.
Administrator Cooper then gave exam-
ples of Mr. Mills intransigence and threats
to cause physical damage at a committee
meeting. Other examples were given by
Administrator Cooper to refute Mr. Mills
Central Abaco Town Planning 8 Jun 09
An application to build a residence on
a farm allotment off the S.C. Bootle High-
way was approved after much discussion.
Apparently the applicant is the only person
with an active farm in this area. Others have
5-acre allotments and have erected houses
without permission and show no signs of
farming. This particular applicant was said
to be farming on nine acres and wants to live
there to protect his farm from theft which is
a constant problem for farmers.
A request to put a sign on the access
road to the airport was denied. It is govern-
ment's policy that signs must be on private
property. This generally restricts a sign to
advertise the owner's business only. Ex-
isting signs on this road are there without
permission and are expected to be removed
when the airport improvements get under-
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Team Galati took top honors at the 26th
Annual Treasure Cay Billfish Tournament
with two blue marlin releases by 13 year
old Chris Galati, Jr., from Anna Maria,
Florida. Held June 7-12 at Treasure Cay
Hotel Resort & Marina, the tournament
offered world-class billfish competition as
well as fabulous social events for the an-
glers and their families.
Releasing two blue marlin the first day
of the tournament, Team Galati held its
first place position for the duration of the
tournament with 600 points. Galati, Jr.
was awarded trophies for Top Angler, Top
Release Angler and Top Junior Angler. "It
doesn't get much better than this," said the
13 year old champion, "to come to a place
I really like (Treasure Cay), fish this fun
tournament for the first time and be lucky
enough to walk away with the top prize!"
Second place overall went to Hooker
with 300 points. Midnight Blue won third
and So Fine earned fourth place. The top
three teams also received the guaranteed
payout, offered by the tournament for the
Kelly Cummins of Hooker won the
Top Lady Angler award with 300 points.
So Fine took the Top Wahoo trophy with
an impressive 96.6 pound fish caught by
Brad Miller. William Piniero on Domar-
lo earned first place dolphin with a 36.5
Lay day activities included a golf tour-
nament, Hell's Kitchen Dock Party Coo-
koff and a Junkanoo parade performed by
the children of the Treasure Cay school.
An event sanctioned by the World Bill-
fish Series and a qualifier for the Inter-
national Tournament of Champions, this
modified release tournament offered four
days of fishing, parties, dinners and fun
competitions. Anglers were generous with
their donations to the Treasure Cay Pri-
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Tel: (242) 3673-202 Fax: (242) 367-3201
June 15, 2009
The Abaconian Section B Page 21
By Julian Lockhart
Juel Marie went into the final day of
fishing at the Boat Harbour Champion-
ship, the fourth leg of the Bahamas Billfish
Championship, knowing it needed a great
day of fishing to have any chance of pull-
ing off the win at the Abaco Beach Resort.
Captain Dugan McLaughlin still thought
they had a chance as he and his crew
stormed into the lead with an amazing day
of fishing, calling in the only grand slam
of the tournament and pulling away for the
victory and giving them an outside chance
of winning the championship.
A grand slam is when a boat tags a blue
marlin, white marlin or spear fish and a
sailfish on the same day of fishing. The
extra 700 points for the grand slam was
exactly what the Juel Marie needed as
they finished with 1,900 points, 400 points
ahead of True Grit in second with 1,500
Marlin Darlin caught two of the 27 blue
marlins during the tournament to finish
third with 1,430 points.
Going into the fourth leg, Double Dog
was in first place of the entire champion-
ship and did not do a great job by only tag-
ging two white marlin to finish with 500
However, they are still in first place as
they head into the final leg at the Treasure
Cay Championship with 6,800 points to
stay ahead of a charging field, hoping for
another poor week of fishing by Don McK-
inney and his crew.
The only boat that has a chance of catch-
ing Double Dog is Marlin Darlin who
closed the gap with a third place finish at
the Boat Harbour Championship. But they
are still 1,070 points behind Double Dog
with 5,730 points and will need a huge
week of fishing to make a late charge.
All McKinney and his crew have to do
his hold form, tag a couple of fish, and then
bask in the glory of winning the 2009 Ba-
hamas Billfish Championship.
In third place in the overall results is Sea
Angel with 3,600 points, but they lost their
last gasp chance of making a late charge
by tagging no fish during the Boat Harbour
Championship and only finishing with 100
Daymaker sits in fourth with 3,573
points and fifth place has Miss Annie with
Despite the poor economy worldwide,
the yachts competing in the BBC have been
consistent throughout the five legs as the
captains, crews and owners are still vying
for the diamond encrusted rings made by
Abaco Gold in Marsh Harbour for the first
BBC holds 4th leg at Abaco Beach Resort
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Houses and Land For Rent and For Sale
Minimum for 3 lines in one issue $10
Picture and 4 lines $25
Additional lines at $2 per line
Display classified $18 per column inch
We can take the photo within the Marsh
Harbour area or use your photo.
Call 242-367-2677 Fax 242-367-3677
Retail/ Office space available for lease at
Royal Harbour Village. Spacious first floor
unit and charming second floor space. Avail-
able now. Call 367-3262
Great Cistern 1 bedroom cottage. Sea of Abaco
views and beach access. Suits single or couple.
$1,200 per month (includes water and electric-
ity) Call 367-4569 or 359-6442
Guana Cay harbour view apt, fully equipped,
2/1, full kitchen, TV, VCR. $900 weekly.
Available monthly. Call 904-982-2762
Hope Town Specialist. A collection of upscale
homes with pools, private docks, etc., ideal for
special occasions, reunions, honeymoons. Hope
Town Hideaways 242-366-0224 or
Marsh Harbour Sky Developers 2 bed/ 1
bath, furnished, wtih A/C, with washer and
drier, water included. $1350/ mo. Call Mrs.
Green at 367-2660
Marsh Harbour, large 1500 sq. ft. harbour
view 2 story townhouse, 2 bed/21/2 bath, op-
posite Abaco Beach Resort, long/ short term.
$2000 Call 376-2252, 426-5258 or 362-1021
Marsh Harbour Eastern Shores. sea to sea,
3 bed/ 3 bath, central A/C, dock with boat lift.
All amenities for long/ short term rental. Ph.
367-0124 or 475-1279
Murphy Town 2 bed/ 1 bath, fully furnished,
central A/C, washer & dryer. Available Aug. 1.
$800 mo. Contact 367-3977/ 475-0112
Bahama Palm Shores Lot, $126K, Ocean
front. Build your dream home. Claudia 786-
Elbow Cay's Best Houses and Land, rentals
and sales, Hope Town Hideaways. Call 242-
366-0224 or fax 242-366-0434. On the internet
Elbow Cay large cleared lot by owner at But-
tonwood Bay Sub. Access to community dock/
boat basin; 1 lot away from the Sea of Abaco;
Guana Cay, Sea of Abaco, 1+ acre with el-
evation, 400+ ft. waterfront. Brokers welcome.
Leisure Lee, 2 waterfront lots for sale by owner.
100' waterfront with boat slips, bulkheads and full
length docks. Ready to build. $365,000 ea. Will
finance 375-8777 or 772-288-9941
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Pine Bay, Little Abaco The most affordable
water front lots w/ paved road and electricity in
the Bahamas! Starting at $39,500. Owner financ-
ing reserve now with $500 Call 427-5316
Marsh Harbour for sale by owner, large 4500
sq. ft. 2 story harbour view townhouse complex.
$580,000 gross all units or $200,000 each unit.
Call 376-2252 or 362-1021
Murphy Town 2 lots and 1 side duplex, 80% com-
plete, cathedral ceiling, ceramic tiles, shatterproof
windows, Jacuzzi tub. Great deal. $105,000 net.
Scotland Cay Atlantic beach, 3600' paved
runway, marina slip available, 125' beach by
260' deep, private island. Call 970-389-0236
Scotland Cay four bedroom house on the
beach. $800,000 email@example.com 651-484-
Sweeting Village pristine 3 bed/ 2 bath, Hardi
board, 1700 sq. ft., central air, washer/dryer,
picket fence, manicured lawn. Built in 2006, lot
size 9,000 sq. ft. Great neighborhood for kids.
$275,000 net. Contact Leslie Pinder at 367-0400
Treasure Cay Pineapple Point Resort.
Exclusive Luxury Waterfront 2 & 3 bedroom
condos & 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath 2600 sq ft town-
houses all with deep water docks & garages!
Perfect location at the entrance to Treasure
Cay Marina. Prices starting in the low $500's
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
shopping & restaurants. Price rediuced $75,000.
Call 242-365-4636 days, 242-365-4218 evenings
dies in car crash
By Raymond Kongwa
Melissa Sands, 29, of Man-O-War Cay
was killed on June 1 when the blue pickup
truck she was riding in reportedly skidded
of the Capt. Earnest Dean Highway and
ran in to a lamp pole near Casuarina. Me-
lissa's husband, Marcus, was reportedly
driving the truck at the time of the colli-
According to Christopher Arnett, Mrs.
Sands died at the scene. Mr. Sands was
treated at the Marsh Harbour government
clinic before being airlifted to New Provi-
dence. Up to press time, Mr. Sands was
said to be in serious condition and battling
for his life in the intensive care unit.
Police are awaiting results of the ac-
cident scene recreation before deciding
whether to place charges related to Mrs.
Thanks all the people who
helped make the Derby a success
Mandy Roberts, GTC Maria Schrack, GTC
Camy DeMario, GTC Mary and Brendal Stevens, GTC
Ruthie McIntosh, GTC, cooking
Mike Rafferty, cleaning and cooking lionfish PBG
The following volunteers cleaned
hundreds of lionfish for the tasting
Donnie Rolle, Foxtown Tom Sawyer, GTC
Doug Buck, Palm Beach Dale Roberts, GTC
Officer Booker Dorsett, Marsh Harbour
Jimmy Harms, Palm Beach Gardens
Page 22 Section B The Abaconian
Surfing competitions show off skilled maneuvers
The standard of competitive surfing in Cen-
tral Abaco is higher than ever. Two recent
events featured the best surfing ever seen on
Abaco. And it is all homegrown talent. On
April 19 Donna Sands and family hosted the
Sands Family Invitational at surf spot Willawah
on Great Guana Cay. The event was well at-
tended and began in less than ideal conditions.
But as the tide rose, the waves got better and
the surfers got hotter. Despite some incred-
ible surfing by Warren Knowles, Corey Engle
and others, the event was dominated by Blake
Sands of Guana Cay. Some very attractive tro-
phies made by Guana Cay locals and some gift
bags graciously provided by Sara Knowles of
Bahamas Outfitters were handed out to the fi-
More recently surfers competed in The May
Bay Classic on Elbow Cay. This event started
at mid-tide and by the time it got to the final
heat, the tide was peaking as were the waves
and the surfers. Commendable performances
by Blake and Joshua Sands as well as Jacob Al-
bury's best surfing to date including the highest
single score in the men's final were not enough
to beat Christian Wilhoyte. The junior men's
and women's heats were equally entertaining
with Christine McCully and Sara Cox going
head-to-head in a real nail biter. Christopher
Albury was completely fearless and supremely
Champion surfer Blake Sands of Guana Cay shows his highly
developed skills. He has done very well in international com-
The Bahamas Surfing Association is in
the process of picking its National Team to
represent the country at the upcoming Billa-
bong World Surfing Games in Costa Rica.
This event is sanctioned by the International
Surfing Association and is essentially the
world's amateur championships. Twenty-
five plus countries from around the world
will be represented. More information can
be found at http://isasurf.org/index.php or
Christian Wilhoyte is another highly skilled sufer who compe
Complete results of the two recent con-
The Sands Family Invitational
Open Men's: 1st place Blake Sands 2nd
Warren Knowles 3rd Joshua Sands 4th
Jr Men's: 1st Dylan Thompson 2nd Noah
Albury 3rd Ashton Kemp 4th Christopher
The May Bay Classic
Open Men's: 1st Christian Wilhoyte,
2nd Blake Sands, 3rd Jake Albury, 4th
Women's: 1st Christine McCully, 2nd
Junior Men's: 1st Jake Albury, 2nd
Dillon Thompson, 3rd Christopher
Albury, 4th Ashton Kemp
Menehuene: 1st Christopher Albury,
2nd Tristan Albury
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:
Prayer Meeting 6:00 a.m.
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
Evening WorShin 6:00 p.m.
Jesus CiY 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
11 a.m & 7 p.m.
9:30 & 11
11 a.m. & 7 p.m.
Big Cat Equipment
Rentals: Backhoe Dump Trucks
SD3, 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
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
Ron Paul Cabinets Plus
opposite Lowe's Pharmacy
Phone: 367-0541 0 367-0546
Kitchen Cabinets 2" Faux Blinds
Commercial and Residential Carpets
Carpet Accessories and Installation
Commercial & residential carpets
now in stock
Abaco A & D Trucking
Phone 577-0184 577-0220
PO. BoxAB 20432, Marsh Harbour Abaco
Outboard Sales & Service
Ph: 242-365-8556 VHF Ch. 16
on the highway south of Treasure Cay
Daily, Weekly or
elbow cay carts
Ph. 242-366-0530 VHF Ch 16
Off Season Rates Available
Call Us for Special Rates
Beauty Supplies Vitamins
Ricardo Miller, Pharmacist
Hours 8:30 am 6 pm
Sundays 9 am 12 Noon
Dove Plaza, Marsh Harb.
24 Hour Mobile Tire
Servicing the entire Abaco
With dependable service
Office Location: Forest Drive
Cell Phone: 458-0092
June 15, 2009
The Abaconian Section B Page 23
Murphy Town youth killed in stolen car wreck
By Raymond Kongwa
A seventeen-year-old Murphy Town
boy, Mario Polycarpe, has died as a re-
sult of head injuries he sustained when the
car he was riding in reportedly skidded
of the road and collided with a lamp pole
near Great Cistern on May 30. Mario suc-
cumbed to head injuries the next day at the
Princess Margaret Hospital, where he had
been airlifted following the accident.
According to police, at the time of the
accident the youth had been traveling
with at least three other teenage boys in
a stolen car. "They stole the vehicle from
some local scene in the Murphy Town area
and then in Great Cistern, they entered a
home," said Christopher Arnett. "Whilst
leaving that home, the road was kind of
wet and they lost control."
Arnett explained that police officers
that responded to the accident scene found
speakers, clothing and other items in the
car and eventually figured out that the
items had been stolen from the Great Cis-
tern home the boys allegedly entered be-
fore running of the road.
Four teenage males, all from Central
Abaco, have been charged with stealing
and housebreaking in connection with the
matter. They were remanded to Fox Hill
Prison and Simpson Penn Centre for boys
Police are awaiting results of the acci-
dent scene recreation analysis before de-
ciding whether to place charges related to
Mario's name ]death.
AA and Al Anon
The AA (Alcoholics Anomyous)
group of Marsh Harbour meets Mon-
days, Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. at the
Marsh Harbour Community Library.
Al-Anon in Marsh Harbour meets by
request. Call 357-6511.
The AA group in Hope Town meets
Mondays and Wednesdays and Fridays
at 6 p.m. at the Hope Town Library.
The AA group and the A1Anon group
meet in the Treasure Cay Community
Center on Mondays at 7:30 p.m.
Please call 357-6511 for additional
Answer to previous puzzle
Items for Sale. Commercial vice. Cars & B
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
Wanted used mini van in good condition. No
accidents, no rust. Ph. 365-4695 or 365-4465
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.
8'6" Aqualine inflatabble, 2007, Capacity 3
pers. 660 lbs, Hull PVC, max HP rating 10,
Asking price $500 e-mail alaijacek@netscape.
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
$1 n000 Ph 367-6143 nr 157-6540
j3' AlDury Brotners, cc, 2UU0, 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@
^^^^FOR SALE ^^
24' Bayliner Ciera Express, 1998, Mercruis-
er gas 260 HP, 310 hrs, new oil pan, new bat-
teries, renovated trailer, good shape, ready to
go. Located in Leisure Lee, asking $15,000.
Call Jason at 367-2703 or e-mail alaijacek@
26' Mako w/ twin 130 HP Johnsons. Asking
$12,000. Call 366-0065
L _-_ I1
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 Boat Rentals Ph. 367-2742 or 367-4409
7I iLnterIiinoeuier aanuoat, lully 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
BOATS & MARINE ITEMS
225 HP Yamaha 4 strokes (<400 hr). Marlin
tower with dual co ntrols. Asking $75K OBO.
Great fishing boat! Call 366-4155.
31' Sailing Cat, sleeps 7, Honda 45. $20,000
33jj rady White 330 Express, 2002, with twm
225 Yamahas. Fully loaded with all standard
equipment including A/C and generator PLUS
Lee Outriggers, Pompanette Leaning post,
Northstar 962 Chartplotter with Bahamas charts,
Furuno 1933 Navnet GPS Chartplotter, depth
sou nder, 48 mile radar, Simrad Autopilot,
Icom VHF. Priced to sell at $150,000 OBO
Will consider trades. Located in Treasure Cay.
Call Dave @ 242-365-8529 or 705-812-1405 or
33' Morgan OI, 3 cyl. turbo charged Yanmar.
Perfect live aboard or cruiser. DUTY PAID.
Too many extras to list. 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
8374 1 6259
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BAHAMA PALM SHORES: 13,248 sq. ft. hilltop lot. $26,500. Ref. AS11099
REDUCED! TREASURE CAY: 22,574 sq, ft. lot with 10 ft. elevations, 100 ft. of
waterfrontage, and easy access to all amenities. $120,000. AS11061
AUNT PAT'S BAY, ELBOW CAY: 14,914 sq. ft. 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. PS10B30
CENTRAL ABACO: 5 acre beachfront tract between Marsh Harbour and Treas-
ure Cay. Good elevations and utilities. $650,000. AS10756
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
$485,000. Ref. AS10808
Sea view 2 bedroom condos and 3
bedroom penthouses in a gated de-
velopment with pool and beach.
Starting at $495,000. Ref. AS10890
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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. AS11033
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GREAT GUANA CAY
Immaculate 2 bedroom, 2 bath re-
treat with generator, tools, and utility
vehicle. Near the beach.
$349,000. Ref. AS10648
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.
$249,000. Ref. AS11141
3 bedroom, 3 bath hilltop cottage
with a private 140 ft. dock. Ideal
family home or vacation getaway.
$2,395,000. Ref. PS106B2
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-
Ssources of The Abaco
Club just minutes away.
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
Mermaid Reef Villas
Panoramic views, a white
sand beach, and relaxed
island living awaits at this
private, 2 bedroom, 2
bath vacation retreat
which comfortably ac-
commodates 4 persons.
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 MARSH HARBOUR COMMERCIAL MARSH HARBOUR COMMERCIAL
Private 5 bedroom estate with free- 2.09 acre property with dramatic 19,974 sq. ft. oceanfront lot with 120 2 acre commercial site with building, Rare opportunity to purchase this
form pool, and 10 ft. ceilings. Ideal cliffs, gorgeous vistas, 'blow hole', ft. of beach and foundation for a in need of repair, ideal for office 6,575 sq. ft. commercial building on
retirement home or vacation villa, and nearby luxury amenities. 2,600 sq. ft., 4 bedroom home. spaces. Ideal for a shopping plaza. 1.5 acres. Great investment.
$1,060,000. Ref. AS11005 $4,900,000. Ref. AS11130 $695,000. Ref. AS11144 $750,000. Ref. AS11108 $795,000. Ref. AS11118
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