VOLUME 17, NUMBER 13 JULY 1st, 2009
Bahamian culture is portrayed Friday nights
Junkanoo, dancing, music, fashion and food all make up Summer Festival
By Samantha V. Evans
Food, fun and family filled the atmo-
sphere during the third week of Junkanoo
A Summer Festival. As before, the Ministry
of Tourism did not disappoint the crowd as
locals and tourists alike danced all night to
the Junkanoo beat. Two craft stalls were
on hand for those persons wishing to pur-
chase souvenirs and guests had numerous
choices as to how to whet their palate. On
June 26th Goombay Park came alive once
again as the best of the best were pres-
ent to entertain. Starting off the evening
was Sound Effects with soft easy listen-
ing music for those persons who arrived
right at 6 p.m. As the evening went on,
the guests had an opportunity to take part
in ring play, limbo, a Bahamian dance
competition, and Abaco trivia. Persons to
answer questions right about things Abaco
received a T-shirt from the Ministry of
Later T-Time Rake and Scrape Band
rocked the crowd by playing sweet Baha-
mian hits and oldies. Following them, a
native fashion show was held hosted by
Fashion Gal Boutique. The girls modeled
casual and smart casual wear that were not
only cool but sexy. The fashion show was
entertaining and revealing as locals now
know where to shop for the latest hottest
fashions. According to Ms. Farrington,
Junknaoo is aways a favorite part of Junkanoo Summer Festival. These youngsters are part of the Spring City Rockers who per- she has been hosting fashion shows with
formed at the Festival on June 26. The Abaco office of the Ministry of Tourism scheduled Summer Festivals for four consecutive Tourism for the past three years and has
Friday nights and will conclude on July 3. Bahamian entertainment continues from sundown for several hours and includes bands,
dancing, a fashion show and Bahamian food.
North Abaco Fishing 36th Inde
Cooperative receives grant Celebratiol
Leon Pinder, Presi IS land-wid
dent of the North July 3 th
Abaco Fishing Co-
operative, is sign- See page 6
ing the papers for
the cooperative to
receive a grant from
e Intm ona ;Pathfinder.
for $150,000 for
building a marine scholarship
store and for de-
veloping a fish pro-
cessing plant. It is
thought that there is the potential for doubling the export of marine products from
North Abaco with good management, training and marketing. Signing on behalf of the
IDB is Oscar Spencer, right, the IDB's country representative. The signing took place
in a ceremony in Crown Haven on June 27. See story on page 7.
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1~ H0O9 lVdISIM7 Seven students were awarded scholarsh
aQIVd 0 wled 3S 19ZS Board. Five of them are pictured here:
aOViSOd sn oui qe/AA\ enis derson, Shalna Blanc and Elaine Fenelus
ls I.Sad ue!uooeqv aLt Kawalram. On the left is the Administrate
the right is Michael Albury, Chairman of
Please see Junkanoo Page 2
ips by the Abaco Pathfinders Foundation
Pareece Moss, Adrianna Phillpot, Taj An-
. Not pictured are Nasasha Bootle and Ron
r for Pathfinders, Leazona Richard, and on
the Pathfinders' Board.
5 for details
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Page 2 Section A The Abaconian
Junkanoo attracts visitors and locals
Junkanoo From Page 7
been working with the same five models
for the past two years. These models have
been trained under her and she uses them
in all of her shows. The girls modeling
were: Raven Albury, Britteny Archer, Pa-
tricia Curry, and Bianca Lowe.
As has become customary at the Junk-
anoo Summer Festival, a local Junkanoo
group gives the crowd a taste of the Junk-
anoo parade with their pulsating drums
and rhythmic cowbells and horns. This
night the Spring City Rockers did not
disappoint as they had all of this along
with beautifully crafted costumes; some
in the colors of the American and Cana-
dian flags and others depicting an Asian
theme. With all of this combined, the
local Junkanooers were both pleasing to
the eyes and ears. Following this explo-
sive rush on the grounds, the Obeah man
and Fire dancer took the stage. Metellus
Chipman and Fontella Chipman (cousins)
were raised in a family of entertainers
with grandparents and parents being very
actively involved in Bahamian dance
and music. Grandfather John "Chippy"
Chipman is known around The Bahamas
for his drum playing skills and famous
drums that he makes for many of the ma-
jor Junkanoo groups.
When Metellus took the stage, he
amazed some and frightened others, but
his dance depicts a great part of the Ba-
hamian culture. He has won numerous
awards locals and internationally for
performing this same dance. Fontella is
Please see Junkanoo Page 5
Boating visitors go by dinghy to Goombay Park to enjoy Junkanoo Summer Festival. They
usually leave before dark to return to their boats.
Cartoon characters entertained, especially appealing to the large crowd of children in
the audience. They included Dora, Diago, Boots, Hello Kitty, Sponge Bob and Spider
Man. This year for the first time visitors were offered samples of Bahamian desserts and
The St. John Anglican Drama Group put on a skit at the June 19 Junkanoo Summer
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The Abaconian Section A Page 5
Entertainment at the Summer Festival varies each week
Junkanoo From Page 2
a gifted dancer who performs her craft
with great confidence. She involved the
crowd in her performance to assure them
that the fire cannot harm her or them. The
crowd loved it as usual. The final two per-
formers of the evening were Terez Hep-
burn and Kirk "KB" Bodie, two of the top
Bahamian singers of our time. When they
took the stage, the crowd erupted with ex-
citement as they do know how to please
an audience. Whether singing individually
or together, they have great chemistry and
stage presence. Both of these singers have
performed on the "Best of the Best" al-
bums and won many awards for their per-
formances. Thanks to the Abaco Tourism
Office, the night was a great success in Here are three of the models who are regulars at the Junkanoo
spite of an early evening squall. Summer Festival. The exciting clothing comes from Island Girl Bou-
The Junkanoo costumes of the Spring City Rockers featured th,
tique managed by Phillipa Farrington.
flags of the US and Canada as well as Oriental themes.
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July 3 All day National Pride Day
Craft Show at Marsh Harbour's BAIC farmers' market site
July 3 7 pm Gospel Extravaganza
Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Sandy Point featuring 15 choirs
July 5 3:30 pm Ecumenical Church Service
Full Gospel Assembly of God Church in Treasure Cay
July 8 All day T-shirt Day
July 9 6 pm Cultural Extravanganza
Midnight Dove Plaza in Marsh Harbour featuring the Royal Bahamas Police
Force Band, Police Parade, Bands, Fashion Show, Drama Skit,
Dance Groups, Junkanoo, culminating in Flag Raising at midnight
July 10 Individual Town Activities
July 11 6am
Check with your town leaders for details
Government Clinic in Marsh Harbour to airport round-about and
back to the clinic
The North Abaco Fishing Cooperative,
The Bahamas' only fishing cooperative, re-
ceived a grant of $150,000 from the Inter-
national Development Bank in a short cer-
emony on June 27 in Crown Haven. The
North Abaco Cooperative Society Limited
was formed in 1997 to assist and empower
fishermen to better their profession and
their greater community. This grant, aug-
mented with $65,000 from the cooperative
society, will be used to enhance the ability
of the cooperative to assist their members
in managing their resources and producing
a product to be competitive in the export
The government of The Bahamas and
the IDB are looking at this project to be a
model to be replicated on other Bahamian
islands. It was emphasized repeatedly that
the old ways of harvesting, preparing and
selling fish locally are not suitable for the
export trade world-wide. The resources
must be managed and processed to interna-
The North Abaco Fishing Cooperative
has 80 members and was chosen as they
had demonstrated their vision to move their
profession forward. They are constructing
a marine store on property in Wood Cay
purchased in 2006 to supply their members
with needed marine and fishing supplies
at preferential prices. Construction of the
marine store is underway now. The coop-
erative is investigating the possibility of
establishing its own processing plant.
It was said that the Bahamas exported
$92 million in marine products in 2007
with North Abaco being responsible for $6
million of that total. It is envisioned that
exports from this area could be doubled
with assistance in management, training,
harvesting, processing, funding and mar-
Please see Co-op Page 7
Heads of government agencies met on June 24 to plan the island-wide Independence
celebrations to be held from July 3 through 11. They are shown here at the Ministry of
Education conference room.
This is the beginning of a marine shop constructed by the North Abaco Fishing Coopera-
tive to offer supplies and equipment to fishermen at reduced cost. A grant given the group
by the International Development Bank will assist in moving to a new level.
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Co-op From Page 6
This is the first grant by the IDB to the
Bahamas Family Islands since 1980 when
a grant was extended to a project on South
Mr. Leon Pinder, President of the co-
operative, signed on behalf of his organi-
zation and Mr. Oscar Spencer signed the
agreement as the country representative for
Dr. Marikis Alvarez of the Inter-Amer-
ican Institute for Cooperation in Agricul-
ture, IICA, spoke on the need to pass fish-
ing skills and management practices on to
the younger generation in order to perpetu-
ate the industry and sustain their marine
After a short break, a workshop was
conducted by Michael Baptiste and Ches-
ter Benbridge, training specialists with the
The signing took place at the Revival
Time Pentecostal Church in Crown Haven
and was hosted by Rev. Burnell Parker.
Rev. Parker is also vice president of the
cooperative. Mrs. Cleola Pinder is an ac-
tive director of the Cooperative.
7 students receive scholarships
On June 20 seven
joined the ranks of
those who have been
by the Abaco Path-
Foundation. The foun-
dation began assisting
students in 2001, and
each year it has added
to its numbers. In this
short space of time
Abaco Pathfinders has
assisted over 100 stu-
dents seeking tertiary
The day was one
of celebration as Ad-
Richard announced the
recipients. They are
Taj Anderson, Shalna
Blanc, Nasasha Bootle,
Elaine Fenelus, Adri-
anna Phillpot, Pareece
Three years ago Pathfinders' Board decided to create an
award in memory of the late Monty Albury of Hope Town, who
is remembered as being a wonderful businessman, community
builder and family man. The Selection Committee chooses from
among the interviewees a student who they feel has stood out
both in academics and involvement in the community. This
year's recipient was Adrianna Phillpot of Man-O-War Cay.
She is shown being awarded by the sons of the late Monty Al-
bury Bradley and James Albury.
The Revival Time Pentecostal Church in Crown Haven hosted the North Abaco Fishing
Cooperative for the signing for a grant from the International Development Bank for
$150,000. The co-op will use it to develop its fishing industry with training, management
and better marketing.
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assistance and after an extensive interview
process, these seven students were select-
ed. The Selection Committee was made of
college professors, businessmen and high
school educators. Their task was difficult,
and the choices they made were not easy.
Michael Albury, Chairman of the Abaco
Pathfinder's Board, shared with the audi-
ence that Pathfinders came into existence
because a group of ordinary people sought a
way to help the future of Abaco. He shared
how much effort goes into raising the funds
at the annual auction. He described how
it would not be possible without the awe-
some support of individual Abaconians,
businesses and our second homeowner
community. He planted an idea of past
recipients starting an alumni scholarship
someday. He encouraged the students to
remember the feeling they had when they
got their scholarship so that when they are
financially able to contribute, they can pass
this blessing on to someone else.
In addition to these seven students, Ab-
aco Pathfinders is still supporting some 20
students in later stages of their college ca-
reers. Some attended the reception and of-
fered words of advice and encouragement
to the students that are going off to college
for the first time. The room was filled with
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The Abaconian July 1, 2009
The Editor Says.
Our sanitary landfill overflows
Last fall Abaco's new sanitary landfill
was put into operation. A contractor was
chosen to spread, compact and cover the
refuse. Burning would be a thing of the
past with no more smoke and noxious
fumes. The contractor's staff would be re-
sponsible to direct incoming refuse, tires,
etc. to the proper area.
Government provided a diesel-powered
shredder to the dump contractor. This has
the capability of shredding logs up to nine
inches in diameter. It was envisioned that
yard waste would be shredded with mulch
being made available and that gives two
benefits, it reduces the volume of trash in
the refuse cell and a useful byproduct is
created. Fifteen years ago the operators of
the Man-O-War dump proved this concept
was a viable idea.
The new landfill was intended to serve
the entire island of Abaco, 40 miles south
to Sandy Point and 70 miles north to Crown
Haven. Refuse from Guana Cay, Man-O-
War Cay and Elbow Cay had earlier been
barged to Marsh Harbour and taken to the
Dundas Town facility. It is now trucked
to the landfill. Only Green Turtle Cay has
been omitted in the broad discussions of
this new facility.
The main cell at the landfill will only
accept household and commercial refuse
of a degradable nature. The greater landfill
site is set up to accept in appropriate areas
- tires, pallets, appliances, vehicles, con-
struction and demolition debris, batteries,
pesticides and all manner of commercial
and household refuse.
After several months of operation, it has
become apparent that insufficient planning
had been given to all the refuse arriving
daily that should not go into the main cell.
At the start, construction debris was divert-
ed to an accessible hilltop. But in several
months it was apparent that the volume ar-
riving needed a better location.
Tires, pallets and appliances were di-
verted to another location, but again the
volume appeared to be more than the area
would comfortably hold.
We must remember that the original de-
sign was for a 20-year life with the main
cell designed for approximately five years.
Four more cells will follow as needed. It
was not said how construction debris, tires,
pallets, appliances and other items will be
accommodated during this 20-year period.
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Vague statements were made about recy-
cling and sending some of it to Nassau.
Members of the Central Abaco Council
were given the oversight of this facility.
They chose a contractor, gave him a basic
set of operating instructions as suggested
by Nassau and then turned their back on
the operation. Unfortunately, Council
members have shown little interest in this
operation and it shows.
We are not aware of any sincere effort
to bring the refuse from communities to
the north and south to this facility. Perhaps
central government is waiting to see how
it is managed by local government before
complicating the process with more refuse.
Two transfer stations were constructed
in the woods miles north and south of this
facility. It is doubtful that the one to the
south will be used at all. The one to the
north might be used as a holding depot for
refuse containers awaiting a full load to be
hauled to the landfill about 60 miles away.
Much was originally said about the po-
tential for recycling at the landfill. Nothing
obvious has come forth in eight months of
operation in this regard.
A recent development may improve
the prospect for recycling. Arrow Recy-
cling of Nassau just collected and removed
5,000 or more tons of Abaco scrap metal.
Its initial effort opened the owner's eyes to
the recycling potential offered here and the
company may return with a greater interest
in recycling other materials.
The dump contractor has begun cutting
pallets into narrow strips with a chain saw
and feeding them into the mulching ma-
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chine. The initial pile of pallet mulch was and the full leachate pond. The liquid will
impressive. However, not all areas of the not go away by looking the other way.
landfill are operating as planned. The main cell and the leachate cell were
It appears that the present contractor carefully lined to keep liquids from enter-
has not been following the operating pro- ing our groundwater lens. However, Moth-
tocol for the site as much of the refuse in er Nature has circumvented this technology
the main cell has not been covered with with the excess liquid running over the top.
crushed rock as required. At present, raw, There appears to be enough liquid in the
open and loose garbage covers most of the main cell to continue overflowing for some
interior portion of the cell. time to come.
During the past six weeks we have ex- Not being versed in landfill management,
perienced about 30 inches of rain. It was we cannot make any meaningful recommen-
not originally explained how accumulated dations. A deep well might be the answer.
liquid in the main cell would be dealt with. The site does not have one and it is still
A lined leachate cell was provided for the raining. Then there is the potential that the
surplus liquid, but from the start it was full heavily polluted leachate is mixing with our
of rainwater with no capacity for additional groundwater. A deep well would have to be
liquid. It is not clear how surplus liquid is cased to prevent the leachate and the ground
to be managed. At the moment it is over- water from mixing. A well casing would
flowing the perimeter dyke and running off have to extend well below the bottom of the
into the forest and into the groundwater. ground water lens. Whether this would keep
A deep well was once mentioned as the the two liquids separated is not known.
means for disposing of surplus leachate. In any event, the landfill and associ-
However, there is no well and no pump ated problems badly need some hands-on
but plenty of smelly leachate running over management and an easy-to-read operating
the top. manual. Perhaps we need someone well
A look into the main cell discloses Aba- versed in landfill management to visit this
co's newest man-made wetland with white- site, analyze the problems and make rec-
cheek pintail ducks paddling about in the ommendations. The current situation must
putrid water. We wonder how long they will be corrected and not be allowed to degener-
survive in the heavily polluted waste water, ate further.
Our recent high rainfall has exposed and There are probably no easy answers, but
magnified some of the operating deficien- like the immediate need to fix a clogged toilet,
cies. Something must be done to deal with this operating landfill is not going to be easier
the huge volume of liquid in the main cell to fix as the refuse and rain keep coming.
Li- tS.Jw. S .'t "Ut i I
in s is me teacnate pona wnere me liquia from me main cel collects. Ever since me
landfall was put into operation, this pond has had rainwater with no apparent method
of disposing of the surplus liquid. It is now full and overflowing both from the liquid of
the main cell and the accummulation of rain from our heavy rainfall during the past six
weeks. This water is heavily polluted and is running off into the surrounding pine woods
where it could eventually contaminate our ground water.
3Zetteks to the dltok
To the Hon. Earl D. Deveaux
Minister of the Environment
Dear Minister Deveaux,
It is with deep regret that I have to write
on the above topic. I find it of the utmost
urgency, and in my capacity as Chief
Councillor of the District of Hope Town,
to appeal to you for some immediate re-
lief and attention to an ongoing and endless
For a couple of months now, the District
of Hope Town, and indeed Abaco at large,
has been severely challenged with power
outages. These interruptions of services
sometimes go well beyond a 24-hour pe-
Please see Letters Page 9
July 1, 2009
Section A Page 9
(J"ome ettes to the Idltor
From Page 8
riod in numerous locations.
The Hope Town District comprises of
Tilloo Cay, Lubber's Quarters, Elbow Cay
(Hope Town), Man-O-War Cay, Scotland
Cay and Great Guana Cay. Needless to
say, this district is a high profile tourist
area and a leader in the tourism industry.
I know of several instances where, after
extensive power outages, vacationers have
cut their vacation short to escape the un-
bearable summer heat.
Power outages on the cays also impact
the necessity of running water, and without
this convenience it makes life for residents
and tourist alike unbearable.
Mr. Minister, in a time of economic
downturn and during the peak of our sea-
son, we cannot afford to leave our tourists
with a negative impression simply because
a common amenity such as electricity can-
not be supplied. In present tough times
with small businesses struggling to survive
and government needing necessary revenue
to continue running essential services, we
cannot cut off the lifeline of our economy.
Mr. Minister, how do we go about recti-
fying this problem? Can emergency backup
generators be brought in as in times past?
I must take this opportunity, however,
to commend the hard workers at BEC on
Abaco for going beyond the call of duty at
times, but in my view the senior manage-
ment of BEC is at fault due to mere negli-
gence in many instances.
I would be grateful on behalf of the resi-
dents of Hope Town, Man-O-War Cay,
Great Guana Cay and the wider Abaco
community if you would seek into this
matter so that relief can be brought to our
residents as well as our vacationers.
I anxiously await your reply and a
speedy resolution to this matter.
Jeremy T. Sweeting
Hope Town District Council
Water does not
This is to respond to Jeremy Wong's let-
ter in the last paper concerning the drain he
and Al Key put in near the Road & Traf-
fic office. First, let me give a bit of back-
ground on this subject to the best of my
knowledge. The Road & Traffic building
was built some time ago, before the Yama-
ha properties were developed on both sides
of the road to the west. Clearly the build-
ing was built too low. However, at the
time it was built the problem with drainage
was not as acute as it is now. It is against
the law in the Bahamas and most civilized
countries to develop a property which will
cause or worsen a problem on an adjacent
or nearby property (this includes govern-
ment road reservation). When the Yamaha
property on the seaside was developed, it
was raised a couple of feet with no provi-
sion for on site drainage. Instead of sloping
the property to the sea it was sloped to-
ward the government road, thus worsening
an already chronic drainage problem. Note
it is not the government's responsibility to
drain runoff which originates from private
The more recently developed Yamaha
property again did not have any provision
for onsite drainage and as such also wors-
ened the drainage problem in the vicinity
of the Road & Traffic office. Albeit a for-
mer Town Planning Committee is partially
to blame for passing the plans as such, but
the developer is ultimately responsible for
Mr. Wong is correct in that the drain
was installed with private funds (I believe
it was the Yamaha property owner and not
Mr. Key that paid for it). However, based
on the aforementioned this is the least that
the developer should have been obligated
to do. As to the location and height of the
drain, to the best of my knowledge Minis-
try of Works was not consulted, However,
everyone involved knew that the purpose
of the drain was to provide some relief
to the drainage problem near the Road &
Traffic office made worse by the Yamaha
I don't think Dave Ralph, editor of The
Abaconian, is a drainage expert, but his
picture clearly shows that water was pond-
ing immediately adjacent to the drain. You
don't have to be a rocket scientist to see
that the drain was built too high. I was
there last week and the drain was high and
dry with water ponding all around it.
As to Mr Wong's statement that de-
pressing the drain would present another
problem to motorists, this is completely
false. The drain is at an intersection where
motorists have to stop anyway. Dropping
the drain four to six inches would have
been no problem whatsoever.
I know Mr. Wong put the drain in as
directed by Mr. Key so I am not blaming
him. But I will stick to what I said to Mr.
Key immediately after he built the drain
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that he threw his money away (down the
drain so to speak). The sad thing is that I
think this was done purposely as a slap in
the face to the Road & Traffic office and
Ministry of Works.
This past few weeks we have clearly
seen that drainage is a major problem
throughout Abaco and especially in the
central business district of Marsh Harbour.
The Ministry of Works has a big challenge
in correcting this, and I would be happy to
meet with Mr. Wong to get his recommen-
dations on how things can be improved.
The government, however, cannot be
expected to solve everyone's problems.
Property developers need to start taking
responsibility as well. There are far too
many properties in town that are paved
boundary to boundary with no or insuffi-
cient onsite drainage, many of these also
being sloped towards the government road.
Let's stop pointing fingers and let's start
working together to solve Abaco's prob-
Abaco Area Engineer
Let the police go
after serious crime
I have just finished reading Raymond
Kongwa's well written piece in the June
1st edition of the Abaconian entitled "Po-
lice Raid Three Internet Cafes." I am ut-
terly astonished to hear that our police
superintendent thought it was a good idea
to use considerable resources to raid three
internet cafes where illegal gambling was
Gambling is essentially a victimless
crime whose perpetrators are probably in
a foreign country anyway. On the other
hand, real crimes and real victims can be
found all over the island. Marsh Harbour
is a town where on average five boats are
stolen each week by hardened criminals.
Maybe it's time for the citizens of Marsh
Harbour to demand a new superintendent
who knows the difference.
On the 12th of June Boy Scout troops
196 and 180 of Mechanicsburg, Pennsylva-
nia, visited the Junkanoo Festival in Marsh
Harbor with our Sea Base guide, Captain
Ali. It was tons of fun! There were danc-
ers, models, and even an amazing march-
ing band. The food was fantastic! It makes
my mouth water just thinking of the conch
fritters. Junkanoo was definitely one of the
most fun parts of our Sea Base experience.
Thank you to all the organizers of Junk-
anoo. It was a fun experience!
Our Sea Base crew consisted of five
youth of troop 180, Jacob Showers (Life
Scout), Safdar Emadi (Life Scout), Mitch-
ell Kohler (Life Scout), Adam Franklin
(Star Scout), and life scout Julian Arm-
strong from troop 196. We also had one
junior adult leader, Junaid Emadi (Eagle
Scout), and two adult leaders, Nasir Emadi
(Crew Leader) and Steven Showers.
Our Sea base experience consisted
of:conching, eating, fishing, eating, div-
ing, eating, sleeping, eating and eating
again. We had an amazing time in the Sea
of Abaco. We went to Man-O-War where
we met Lola and her husband Martin. Lo-
la's cinnamon buns are amazing. We went
to the place where they burned the rum in
the movie Pirates of the Carribean. From
that same island, we got some amazing
coconuts. We went snorkeling in the most
awesome places. The reefs were beautiful
around Marsh Harbor. Mermaid's Reef
was some of the nicest snorkeling we have
ever done. The fish were awesome; they
were so many colors and there were a huge
quantity of them. If you want to go snor-
keling, go to Mermaid's Reef.
All in all, we had a really great time on
Abaco for our Boy Scout trip. I would defi-
nitely recommend it to anyone who wants
the excitement of catching a barracuda or
swimming with a cloud of minnows around
Please allow me space in your newspa-
per to set the record straight on the Abaco
Inter-school Swim Meet.
In 1986 the Man-O-War Sports Associa-
tion was formed headed by Arthur Elden,
Lorraine Lee and Diane Sweeting.
The association began organizing sports
Please see Letters Page 22
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Page 10 Section A The Abaconian
July 1, 2009
Central Abaco News
Murphy Town student
By Mirella Sa tillo
On June 17th Nasasha Bootle, a resident
of Murphy Town and a Forest Heights
Academy student for the last four years,
graduated with honor with a 4.0 GPA for
the second year in a row. She made the
Principal's list, a feat she had been striv-
ing to achieve ever since attending Forest
At its last meeting, the Murphy Town
Township Committee decided to reward
the young lady and facilitate her studies.
Curry announced that
the Commitee would
give her a laptop com-
puter in acknowledg-
ment of her efforts
and to encourage more
youths to strive to-
wards higher academic
Nasasha has plans
for the future. She has
been accepted at The
College of The Baha-
mas and visited Nassau
the week of June 22nd
to make all the neces-
She will work toward Academy, earnin
,Murphy Town Co
a bachelor's degree in Murphy Town Co
w presented to her I
science, with a major presented to her
Emmitt Bootle is (
in chemistry and a minor in biology. Her
dream is to become a medical doctor in
general practice or to specialize in pedi-
atrics. To achieve that goal, Nasasha has
already decided that after attending COB
for three years, she will go to Florida to
further her study.
Volunteer Fire Dept.
assists at airport
By Canishka Alexander
While mechanical challenges with the
government's fire truck were being ad-
dressed by a technician recently, Bobby
was an honour student at Forest Heights
g a 4.0 GPA for two consecutive years. The
mmittee awarded her with a laptop computer
by Chief Councillor Cubell Davis. Her father
on the right.
Jones, airport superintendent at the Depart-
ment of Civil Aviation, said he was grate-
ful to the Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire
Department for its service to the airport.
Volunteer firefighters provided a fire truck
at the airport and also tried to combat the
flooding of the airport's runway because of
the almost daily rainfall Abaco has expe-
rienced lately. John Hall ensured that the
drains were clear and was happy to help
Mr. Jones. Mr. Hall was accompanied by
other firefighters who blew out drains to
make sure they were free of debris and
any other material that has the potential of
Mr. Jones said if all goes well, he ex-
pects that the government fire truck will be
up and running fairly soon.
However, the volunteers can spare the
Please see Central Page 11
One of the fire trucks of the Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire Department with town fire-
men is stationed at the Marsh Harbour airport since the fire truck there has mechanical
problems. Because of international regulations, the airport must have a fire truck at the
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Central From P 10 hail the sound like bullets trying to pierce narrowly missing them in the booth as it Murphy Town Day
enal______through the roof which began to lift. Golf traveled at high speed from the Customs w fun
truck at the airport, Mr. Hall said, because ball-sized holes at the top portion of the warehouse. Mr. Thomas said the storm
they have other fire trucks they can use in warehouse are another piece of evidence was the worst he's ever experienced. By Canishka Alexander
the meantime. the storm left behind. Fortunately, no one was outside as the Murphy Town Day is fast approaching
Without the presence of the fire truck, Meanwhile, officers from the Royal Ba- tornado toppled a 40-foot container, hurled as members of the committee planning the
air travel would be greatly hampered to hamas Defence Force, Nicole Hyler and three water tanks across the road, and tore event began distributing flyers and selling
the point of non-existence unless flights Rosito Thomas, were inside the security down the fence bordering the port's build- dinner tickets. Murphy Town Day is on July
are diverted to the airport in Treasure Cay. booth at the port when they heard a loud ing before leaving the area just as swiftly 18 and will be held just west of the track on
It is a requirement that the airport have a noise accompanied by strong winds com- as it had arrived. Forest Drive. This s the first year for the
functioning fire truck in the event of an ing toward them. They didn't realize what
emergency. the garbage bin was until it passed them, Please see Central Page 14
Storm leaves Port Proposed terminal plan for Marsh Harbour airport
By Canishka Alexander-----------------------------.
The area surrounding the Marsh Har-.........
bour Port Administration Building and its
occupants were the unwilling targets of a
storm that swept through its interior some
time on June 22. Donald Burrows, chief
customs guard, said he was inside the Cus- -
toms warehouse with eight other employ- lu
ees. Burrows described the intensity of the
storm as that of a freight train as terrified -
workers scrambled for cover and safety in-
side the building. i
"When we looked outside, we saw the
garbage bin taking off at 60 miles per hour,
and it went straight through the security
gate," Mr. Burrows exclaimed. He added A suggested plan of a new terminal building for the Marsh Harbour International Airport was left posted in the Bahamas Christian Net-
that one of the security bars was cut in half work studio and is available for viewing. It was emphasized during the May presentation that this is a conceptual design incorporating
as another garbage bin flew across the road the various elements required but is not necessarily what the actual building might look like. Before final plans are made, there will be
to join the first one. community consultation to ensure that all the required elements are considered and included in an appropriate scale. The open area
As he and the others watched, Burrows on the left is for Immigration and Customs to process the incoming passengers and their luggage. The room has a moveable divider
said the tornado started to come toward the allowing domestic and international arrivals to be separate. The divider can be opened if a large aircraft brought several hundred pas-
door, stopped, sucked up all the water in sengers. The street-side arrival foyer is in the center with an oval restaurant in front. Centered on the air-side is the secure departure
front of the warehouse and just took off. lounge. Ticketing and luggage check-in is on the right with a baggage belt moving luggage outside. Other elements are incorporated
Mr. Burrows described the scene as scary. such as a long hallway leading from the arrival foyer to the area where departing passengers go through a security check before enter-
He said the warehouse was pummeled by ing the secure lounge.
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Central From Page 11
event, which promises to be an annual one,
according to Millie Dawkins, who serves
as committee chairperson. Ms. Dawkins
and Cubell Davis Jr., Chief Councillor and
also a member of the committee, said the
event would be used to generate funds for
improving Coconut Tree Bay.
The bay has fallen into a state of neglect
and will be restored to its original appear-
ance to facilitate a beach and recreation
area for swimming and socializing. Mr.
Davis said more than 2,500 people have
ties to the Murphy Town community,
which is described as close-knit. Despite
the closeness of the community's residents,
however, many have moved away to other
communities on Abaco and The Bahamas,
so Ms. Dawkins and Mr. Davis would like
to bring the community together.
Murphy Town Day is not only about
raising funds, but about bringing the com-
munity together," Ms. Dawkins said. "We
will introduce culture in our community
with cultural skits, good singing, things
from Bluff Point and other types of enter-
tainment." Bluff Point was the first settle-
ment of the residents in Murphy Town be-
fore they moved to the new location.
Mr. Davis agreed with Ms. Dawkins on
the singing, which he said Murphy Town
is known for. He said there would also be
box cart racing, rolling the hoop and plait-
ing of the Maypole as part of the event's
They encourage those who are not a part
of the Murphy Town community to be in-
volved, so that Murphy Town Day will be
Locals socialize at
By Canishka Alexander
A number of locals gather at Coconut
Tree Bay in Murphy Town every weekend
to socialize, eat and enjoy a few drinks. It
is difficult to pinpoint how long ago the
bay became a social retreat, but there is a
certainty that it will become a long-stand-
ing tradition. Everyone pitches in by div-
ing conch or catching fish, preparing the
food for the grill and then all who are there
get a bite to eat.
Surprisingly, it's all free. Spending
time with good company and staying out
of trouble is what holds the most value for
them. One local said he would like to see
more done for the bay especially when he
considers the children in the community.
He said he's an adult now, but he would
like to see the children enjoy the things he
lacked while growing up.
It was getting later into the evening
hours as more cars began to show up, and
the number of incoming people began to
add to the already sizeable crowd. The
young man said they had been at Coconut
Tree Bay from earlier in the day. Perhaps
his prayers will be answered when the area
undergoes a number of changes when funds
are collected from the upcoming Murphy
Town Day and used to improve the area.
In the meantime, though, he may have
to wait and see what happens, but there is
a certain sparkle to his eye and a knowing
smile that suggests he may have some ideas
of his own.
Locals attend food
By Canishka Alexander
Many were present at the food handling
seminar conducted by Nurse Antoinette
Cumberbatch at the Marsh Harbour Gov-
ernment Clinic. The seminars occur every
two to three weeks and address food safety
practices relating to food-borne illnesses
as well as food-borne-outbreaks. The dif-
ference? A food-borne illness is the result
of eating contaminated food; a food-borne
outbreak relates to two or more persons
who eat contaminated food from the same
business establishment and suffer from the
Pregnant women, children and the elder-
ly make up the high-risk groups of people
who should go to all lengths to avoid con-
The seminar outlined ways to avoid food
contamination. Proper hygiene and proper
storage of food were the main topics for
keeping food safe. Nurse Cumberbatch
suggested purchasing from a reputable sup-
The group was reminded that they must
ensure that packages are intact and examine
the expiration dates. Cans should be free
of cracks, openings, rust, dents, cracks
and swelling. Proper thawing methods and
preparations of food were also covered in
Please see Central Page 15
Marsh Harbour has again been flooded with recent rains. The drains on Don MacKay
Boulevard were working but could not cope with the heavy rains.
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* Exhaust Fans
* Exit Lights
" Emergency Lights
Pipe and Fittings Solar Systems
Wire Standby Systems
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Groceries All you need & more!
Fruit & Vegetables
Dairy Products Frozen Foods
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mature adults. The training had seven ses- shape one's identity. Session four dealt with problem solving
Central From Page 14 sions that provided the participants with Session two gave participants tips and and negotiation skills in relationships. In
a wealth of knowledge. Dr. Marks began skills to help them communicate effective- session five, they learned about the power
Counselors and pastors by speaking to them about the importance ly when stressed so that they do not in- of forgiveness in relationships and its im-
attend training seminar of being people of integrity as it will de- flict pain on others especially the ones they portance to them living an enriched life.
By Samantha V. Evans termine if they succeed at helping people love. The session ended with the group In session six, they learned about the dan-
Professionals from the departments change their relationships for the better. learning the proper way to listen and en- gers of assumptions and how one's behav-
of education, social services, and local The first session was designed to help gaging in listening exercises. In session ior can bring pleasure and pain to others.
churches were invited to attend an intense people determine why they behave the three they learned about the Enriched Life They also learned how they trigger behav-
two days of training at the Christian Coun- way they do. He went over the basic hu- Heart which takes place in one's present ior in others and how to do it truthfully and
seling Center in Marsh Harbour on June man needs, explaining that these are needs life and involves one's ability to express lovingly. The final session contained all of
23-24. The facilitator for this training was that all humans have: spiritual, emotional, positive emotions of love, peace, and joy those essential skills that mature healthy
Dr. Richard Marks of Jacksonville, Flori- physical, and intellectual. He stated that it in a healthy relationship. Dr. Marks ex- secure adults should possess.
da, who specializes in relationship build- is alright to need others as that is how re- plained how the body defends itself against
ing training. The topic for this training was lationships are formed. He added that even negative emotions so that it can survive. Please see Central Page 16
Enriched Relationships for Youth and the though everyone has needs, some needs go
focus of the workshop was on teaching unmet and can result in problems within re-
individuals healthy relationship building lationships. The session ended with a brief
skills that can help them to become healthy talk about self-esteem and how it helps to d J
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Dr. Richard Marks of Jacksonville, Florida, held a two-day seminar for pastors and Call 366-0087 366-0292 VHF Ch 1 6
counsellors to train them for working with young people. This informative seminar was
held at the Christian Counselling Center in Marsh Harbour on June 23 and 24.
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number will remain the same. The monthly rate or $18 gives second ho- dering the streets and the major problem
enraFrom Page 5 Travel Spot is now an agent for ZipX meowners the ability to have fast mail ser- the feral cats are causing to the local bird
All of the persons to complete the two Package Service. This service provides vice while staying on Abaco. It will have population. Friends of Abaco Animals is
days of training will receive their certifica- safe fast package delivery to a US mailing daily flights between Miami and Abaco pushing a major fund raising campaign to
tion in Enriched Relationships for Youth. address. It is a service primarily for per- to provide these services. Incoming mail raise money for spay and neutering pro-
Also present for the training was Pastor sons wanting to order from businesses in will be on a daily basis. Outgoing mail and grams.
Arnett of the Christian Counseling Center, the US and have the package sent to a Mi- packages will have next day delivery in the Group leader Janie Thompson said the
Nassau office. ami address. ZipX will then forward it to States. event was successful bringing in a few
Travel Spot Abaco at a reasonable cost. Persons ship- Travel Spot is now an agent for Sky Ba- thousand dollars between the dinner and
ravel Sp ping packages will be given a code num- hamas offering service to Nassau and for silent auction. Mrs. Thompson said, "We
offers new services ber for identification. ZipX has a tracking Citadelle Air offering service to Haiti It had the dinner to raise funds for our spay-
Travel Spot in Marsh Harbour is launch- system allowing the customer to track their has a staff member who is fluent in Creole. ing and neutering and rescuing of animals.
ing new services to accommodate the needs packages. Fund raising for dogs The stray dogs and cats in Abaco need to
of Abaco. The business is moving to the Travel Spot will offer mail boxes locally By Julian Lockhart be spayed and neutered and people need
Island Bakery building a convenient loca- as well as a outgoing mail service. These The Friends of Abaco Animals benefit- to be responsible for their pets. "Spay and
tion for both locals and visitors. Its phone boxes are available annually or monthly. ted from a very successful silent auction neutering is not enough; people need to be
and dinner as Abaco Beach Resort and responsible and they need to be responsible
Boat Harbour Marina held Howl at the for the animals they bother to get. The
-Moon event to raise money for the stray grown dogs are a pain, and it is not the
The organizers of the Howl to the Moon party held at Abaco Beach Resort were pleased We deliver t0 local hotels aVd marics
with the response to their efforts to raise money for a spay and neuter program to reduce
the number of stray dogs and cats on the streets of Abaco towns. Shown here are Robert Open- Ttuesday Svund ay 11:30 ca.. 10 p. m.
Kramm, Manager of the resort; Sally Sweeting, wife of an owner; Jane Thompson, Presi- On Don MaccKcay Boulevard, Macrsh -Habour Call 367-0566
dent of Friends of Abaco Animals; and Marianne Albury, President of the Man-O-War
sales Team of
Ed& Cindy Newell
James Moir- Broker
BAHAMA PALM SHORES
Beach Front Parcel # 714 45,343 s/f parcel, 100'
beach frontage 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
vegetation, Good road access. $38,000.
GREAT CISTERN CA Y
"Paradise 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.
Beach front 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# 7# 197 24,710 s/f private & serene
beach parcel with 126' frontage on Sea of Abaco.
Utilities available. Spectacular sea views. $239,000.
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Prime Real Estate Listings Throughout Abaco
"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.
Boiling Hole Parcel # 1022 Total 11 acres sea-to-sea
from Sea of Abaco to bay side. 153' high rocky
shoreline on Sea of Abaco. Magnificent sea of Abaco
views. (Also available in smaller parcels.) $299,500.
Boiling Hole Lots # 1030 2 Sea of Abaco waterfi-ont
parcels on Great Abaco Highway. Choice of 73' or 80'
rocky shoreline, utilities available, great sea views.
Sunset Ridge Conmunity Lots # 570 14 spacious
residential lots from 14,792 s/f to 18,488 s/f. High
elevation, close to Treasure Cay. All utilities
available. Starting at $47,500.
"Double Eagle" # 757 Recently renovated 3 bed, 3
bath, plus loft, 2,500 s/f furnished home on 11,610 s/f
canal front parcel. 95' sea wall, 68' fully serviced
dock. Underground utilities. Near beach. $776,000.
Bahamas Real Estate
# 823 10,150+/- s/f canal lot w/i 30' frontage & 105'
deep water dock w/ water & electricity, Fantastic
beach nearby. $345,000.
# 1258 9,000 slf canal 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/fwaterfront parcel, 108' deep water
frontage, plus 50' long boat slip, all utilities available,
privacy entrance wall & fence. Great sea views.$298,000.
# 1080 12,100 s/f canal parcel with 110' sea walled canal
frontage. Boat davits installed. $249,500.
# 704- 10,400 s/felevated canal lot w/104' deep weater
canal frontage. Sea views, walk to beach. $239,500.
# 811 10,400 s/f sea view corner lot with 194' of road
frontage. Walk to beach. All utilities available. $99,950.
# 998 13,459 s/f canal view corer lot, near beach
567- 2.139 acres on highway near Leisure Lee. Includes
50' elevated ridge. 119' highway frontage. $149,700.
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Sales Team of
Ed& Cindy Newell
James Moir Broker
"Camelot" # 1234- Beacbfront Estate. New custom
designed 4 bed, 4 bath Ocean Blvd home, plus 2 bed, 1
bath guest house. Total 7,793 s/funderroof on 1.5 acre
grounds Beachside pool, numerous enhancements.
"Argyll House" # 483 Elegantly furnished,
elegant 4 bed, 5.5 bath, 6,900 s/f Ocean Blvd.
estate on 1.6 landscaped acres with 153'
beachfront. Includes vehicles & 2 additional
residential lots. REDUCED TO $3,995,000.
"FinalApproach "# 601 Recently renovated,
furnished canal front 2 storey, 5,500 s/f 5 bedroom, 4.5
bath private home on large property, 100' private dock,
4 car garage $2,625,000.
"Another World" # 1007 Ocean Blvd. 4 bed, 4.5 bath,
3,500 s/ffurnished beachfront home, pool, patio &
garage on 1.2 landscaped acres. Excellentrental income
"Sandpiper"# 1265 Ocean Blvd. 3,000 s/fbi-level
furnished home on 1.87 acres with 180' sandy beach
frontage. Adjacent lotalso available. $2,357,000,
"Tranquility" # 13 07 4 bed, 5 bath, furnished bi-level
Brigantine Canal home on 2 lots. 3,580 s/f under roof,
plus decks & balconies. 90' canal frontage, dock, boat
lift, plus sea views from virtually every room. Tastefully
decorated, excellent condition. $2,200,000.
"TridentHouse" # 317- 3 bed, 3.5 bath, furnished
3,500 s/fbeach front home. Breath-taking beach & sea
views, Goodrental income. NOW $1,999,000.
"Flip Inn"- Windward Beacli~ 008 2 bed, 2 bath,
1,620 s/f under air be E ,pus garage on 2 lots
totaling 28,25 Ke-ently refurbished, tastefully
furnished. IW sandy beachfront. $1,725,000.
"PorterPlace"- Brigantine Bay # 868 -Newly
constructed, furnished i,3 bath canalfronthome,
3,040 s/funderroof, dcllle garage, 165' of dockage,
new boat lift. $1,495,000.
WindwardBc-Beach-Beachfront ew #1191- 2 bed, 2
bath, 1,550 s/f fumishi l ne. 200' sandy
beachfront, 3.N2_ndscapedproperty. A sea view
from every tW m! Separate garage. $1,425,000.
"Pilot House" -RockPoint # 1380 -2 level, 3 bed, 3
bath furnished waterfront home at entrance to Treasure
Cay harbour. 3,314 s/funder 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.
"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/f canal front home, furnished, elevated
landscaped lot, carport & garage, deep water dockwith
boat lift PLUS 26' Glacier Bay vessel $950,000.
"ToadHall" # 1373- 5 bed/4 bath, 4,000 s/f, 2 level
Ocean Blvd. furnished ocean view home includes 1
bed/I bath apartment on2 adjoining parcels totaling
22,500 s/f. Private beach access. $695,000.
"Just OffTheBeach" # 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. ExceptionallyPriced at $295,000.
"Home, Sweet Home" # 784 2 bed, 2 bath, 1,240 s/f
furnished home on 13,500 s/f lot, close to beach.
Adjoining lot of 14,000 s/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/fliving space condo,
closest to beach, tasteful contemporary furnishings,
led sea& beach views. 51.150.000. I
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Prime Real Estate Listings Throughout Abaco
Royal Poinciana Beachfront Condos -Phase 4
# 716) Premier 3 level, 3 bed, 4.5 bath, plus loft newly
built condos on Treasure Cay Beach. 2,860 s/f under
roof attached garage. 644 s/f covered/open
OWNER FINANCING AVAILABLE! $2,075,000.
Bahama Beach Club 2020- # 1139 3 bed, 2 bath,
1,650 s/f 2nd level beachfront condo, Stunningly
furnished, elegantly decorated. Superior beach &
ocean views. $1,035,000.
"Cottages" #8- # 535 New 3 bed, 2 bath unfurnished
(appliances only) 2,900 s/fbi-level home under roof,
1,300 s/funder air, 2 community pools, sea views,
beautifully landscaped grounds. $899,000.
Atlantis Condo 2112-# 929- 4 bed, 4 bath 2,000 s/f 2
level furnished waterfront condo on Brigantine canal,
great water views. Preferred end unit. Includes 2 large
boat slips. Shortwalk 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.
Royal Palm Condo #2424 # 1399 -3 bed, 3 bath,
(including loft) 2nd level, 1,264 s/ffurnished condo
overlooking harbour & marina. Well maintained, near
beach, excellentrental 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
Atlantis Condo #2202- # 987 -2 bed, 2 bath, 2nd level
furnished waterfront unit, includes boat slip & golf cart
garage. "Turn-Key", Near Treasure Cay Beach.
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 2bed,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, nearmarina & golf
course, 2 minute walk to Treasure Cay Beach. $399,000.
Beach Villa 703 # 1209 -2 bed, 2 bath 885 s/ffurnished
villa close to beach, marina, restaurants & shopping area.
Great rental income potential. $349,000.
Mariner's Cove Condominiums:
# 1181-4 bedroom, 3 bath, 2 level, 1,650 s/ffunished harbour
front condo. tastefully refurbished. $649,000.
#454-2 bed, 1 bath, 2 level, poolside condo $295,000.
# 985 -2 bed, 2 bath, 2 level harbour front end unit,
Refurbished in 2000 REDUCED TO $271,500.
# 928-2 bed, 1 bath2 level unit, overlooksharbour $249,000.
# 655 2 bed, I bath condo with marina view $249,000.
#455 1 bed, 1 bath, ground level, poolside. $185,900,
BeachfrontParcel- Ocean Blvd. # 876 1,5 acres
with 100' of beach frontage, on spectacular Treasure
Cay Beach. All utilities available Gorgeous beach &
Superb BeachfrontParcel# 1362 Treasure Cay level
& cleared beach lot of 12,600 s/f with 90' fabulous
sandy beach frontage. Breath-taking sunset & sea
views. All utilities available. $1,449,000.
Beach & CanalLotPackage #941- Windward Beach
lot of 17,542 s/fwith 100' of beach frontage on Sea of
Abaco, PLUS Galleon Bay lot of 17,955 s/fwith
approx. 76' ofsea-walled canal frontage. $1,446,000.
Bahamas Real Estate
Ocean Blvd. Jumbo Sized BeachfrontParcel# 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.
WindwardBeach BeachfrontParcel# 1283 Cleared &
walled 17,542 s/f parcel with 100' of sandy beach.
Splendid Sea of Abaco views. All utilities available.
Windward Beach # 999 12 lli eachfront parcel with
85' of frontage on Seatl o. All utilities available,
great buildingido' $599,950.
Brigantine Bay# 1200- 13,664 s/f canalfront parcel with
106' ofbulkheaded 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 Ib boat lift. All
utilities available. $485,500.
Windward Beach # 817 Halfacre 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.
BrigantineBay # 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 20 J0 s/f canal parcel with
seawall& 90'+deep ~,IBf& dolphin pilings. All
utilities avaia stic building lot, spectacular
water view tong 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' ofgolf course frontage.
All utilities available. Shortwalk 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.
Atantic Oceanfront Parcel #746 Approx. I acre
residential parcel, 154' elevated shoreline near Orchid
Bay community, great ocean views. $395,000,
"Secret Beach "# 1267/1268 Ocean Front Elevated
Parcels 9A (19,190 s/f) & 9B (16,144 s/f) lots, each with
100' +/- of Atlantic Ocean rocky shoreline & sand beach
frontage. Prime building sites. EACH $249,000.
Dolphin Beach Estates # 1412 Exceptional 20,000 s/f
waterfront parcel on Sea of Abaco with 145' of elevated
rocky shoreline. Utilities available. $549,000.
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dog's fault. The auction was a success and
we really appreciate Boat Harbour in do-
ing this for us. We are doing fund raisers
all year long and we are having fund rais-
ers from Green Turtle Cay down to Sandy
Point," she added.
Mrs. Thompson said they got started
in 1982 with the Hope Town Humane
Society. But with that organization los-
ing steam, they decided to start Friends of
Abaco Animals in an attempt to educate
owners and to help with spaying and neu-
tering throughout Abaco. She, "Yes, we
do euthanize in certain cases. We are try-
ing to spay and neuter. But if the people
are not responsible, there is nothing we can
do. The problem with stray dogs can only
get worse. They will form packs, and it is
because people are not responsible," she
Preparations underway for
By Canishka Alexander
This is perhaps one of the only times
in the year besides Christmas when there
is a festive, celebratory mood as decora-
tions abound throughout the community of
Abaco. July 10, 2009 will signify 36 years
of independence for The Bahamas.
This is, in fact, the time of the year
when we acknowledge the number of years
since we earned our independence and don
the colours of the Bahamian flag complete
with Independence Day T-shirts, Baha-
mian flags streaming from car windows
and many more flags hanging in alignment
from the lamp poles on roadsides.
One such community is Murphy Town,
which has put up the majority of their
flags, according to Renardo Curry, chair-
man of the Murphy Town Committee. He
said the committee has more plans on the
way for this year's Independence Day.
Other communities have planned elabo-
rate celebrations and fireworks are always
a part of the activities. The familiar, vi-
brant colours of aquamarine, gold and
black and their meaning will adorn the
community as July quickly approaches, re-
affirming the patriotism and pride of our
great Bahamian people and their accom-
Island Cafe is under
By Samantha V. Evans
On March 1st the popular Island Caf6
was taken over by new managers, Roy
Roberts and Madge Bethel. The restaurant
that has become known for its great Ba-
hamian cuisine now offers specials of the
same everyday. Locals can look forward
to their boils and stews to get their morn-
ing of to a good start. Throughout the day
they can expect the same well prepared
meals at great prices. Restaurant manager
Melanie Weatherford stated that they plan
to cater to both locals and tourists but for
the most part, their major clients are per-
sons who visit the plaza and workers who
enjoy what they have to offer. Since they
are one of the only restaurants that is open
late on Saturday and even on Sunday, they
see more of the tourist community visiting
them. So far Ms. Weatherford explained
that business has been good and once the
country gets past this recession, she can
only see it getting better. She added that
their Sunday business is especially good.
She attributes this to the fact that they are
open for business on this day, provide
great meals at affordable prices and they
offer ice cream and pastry treats that the
kids love. The restaurant hours are Mon-
day to Thursday 7:30 a.m.- 5 p.m., Friday
and Saturday 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m, and Sunday
8 a.m.- 5 p.m. On Saturday nights they of-
fer snacks only but full meals on Sundays.
The phone number remains 367-6444.
Local Craft Expert
Teaches Courses for BAIC
By Samantha V. Evans
Beginning in May of last year Lovely
Reckley was hired by BAIC to teach lo-
cal craft classes. She began with a shell
craft class in Treasure Cay. Since then
she has taught another shell craft class in
November 2008 and a coconut craft class
in April 2009. The class began on April
27 and ended on May 6th. It was held at
the local BAIC office in Marsh Harbour.
Sixteen persons successfully completed the
ten-class training session.
According to Patrice Cox, secretary of
the BAIC Abaco office, BAIC hopes to
conduct another training course later in the
year but so far applications are coming in
slowly. She would like to encourage per-
sons interested in enrolling to contact the
local office. She tries to have 20 persons
in each class before they begin. Ms. Cox
would like to see the training extended to
Crossing Rocks, Sandy Point and the cays.
Green Turtle Cay has done straw and shell
training. The training is helping more per-
sons to become entrepreneurs so that they
can have a source of income. The cost
for each training course is $50 All per-
sons completing the training will receive a
certificate. The local BAIC office can be
reached by calling 367-0066.
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U wpoint... Strays must be taken care of
By Julian Lockhart
Friends of Abaco Animals held an auc-
tion and dinner fund raiser, Howl at the
Moon, in the middle of June to raise money
for its spay and neuter program as it tries
to alleviate the burgeoning stray dog and
feral cat problem on Abaco. Communities
throughout Abaco are being overrun by
stray dogs and they are starting to create
major problems for children, visitors and
are causing litter in the streets by overturn-
ing garbage cans.
The feral cats are causing major prob-
lems as they rob the young from nesting
birds and have been a problem in the Ab-
aco National Forest killing baby and full
grown Abaco parrots. These beautiful birds
are already endangered and the feral cats
can do more damage to dwindle their num-
bers than anything else.
Leader of the organization, Janie
Thompson, emphasized that the major
problem behind the number of stray ani-
mals on Abaco is the irresponsibility of
the owners. It is not the animals fault, but
their owners. It is time for people to be
fined and fined big money when their pets
are not licensed, are found wondering the
streets or are just left abandoned to their
Too many people get cute little puppies
for themselves or their children. When
those puppies grow into full grown dogs
and they aren't so cute anymore, they are
forgotten and left to take care of them-
selves. The worst of these dogs are the
females because they then breed and add
numerous more puppies to the problem
that only gets worse.
The Friends of Abaco Animals is try-
ing to curb this problem with its spay and
neuter program, but how many stray dogs
can they neuter. After they are spayed and
neutered, what then? These dogs are still
on the streets, still being a menace to so-
ciety, still forming packs and still need to
What is the sense of just spaying or neu-
tering these dogs and cats with no one to
take care of them? Who is going to feed all
of these stray dogs?
Imagine the uproar if some children or
a visitor is attacked by one of these packs
as these animals start to find other ways
to feed themselves and revert back to their
This is where the option to euthanize
these animals comes to the forefront. I un-
derstand that a lot of people feel that this
is cruel and is an option that should not be
explored. To those people I say then take in
all of the stray dogs on the streets of Abaco,
feed them and take care of them so they are
no longer a problem to anyone else.
Yes, the owners are the real problems,
and they should be heavily fined for their
irresponsibility for not taking care of their
pets. But beyond their being fined something
has to be done to fix the problem that is only
getting more and more out of control.
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The funeral for
of Murphy Town
He is survived
ther Lu Evans; br
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aunts Palora, Eliz
Tina, Bridgette, K
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was held on June 1
was also in Nassa
She is survived
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neisha Archer, si
Mertis Clarke, M
bara Forbes, Ang
Joseph Major and
Mae McPhee; unc
Gaynell Vital, Sop
Fabia Johnson, V
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Mario Polycarpe, 17, Ferguson, Dorothy Wilchcombe. Carol and Dwaynique Smith; and many other tosh, Shara Baker, Rar
was held on June 20 in Thompson, Charmaine Strachan, Deshawn relatives and friends. Gaitor, Wellington, D
it was also on Grand Ba- Fox, Ella Ferguson, Paulette Coleby, De- The funeral for Capt. Roland "Wally" McIntosh, Keshna Ken
nise Cash, Portia Clarke, Deanza and Al- McIntosh Sr., 89 formerly of Cooper's and Shakara Roberts,
by his mother Maryann bertha Rodgers; nephews Dock Woodard, Town was held at St. Anne's Anglican Beryl, Mcgraven, Lava
r Terrance Bonaby; fa- Craig, Darrell, Troy, Lenny. Demetrius Church in Crown Haven on June 27. Of- ders, Sherilyn, Marsha
others Terrance Jr. and and Franklyn Rolle, Carlos, Mario, En- ficiating was Fr. Dwight Rolle. Interment per, Joseph Curry, D
grandparents St. John, rico and Damien Knowles, Leroy, Geno, was in the public cemetery in Fox Town. Edwin Curry, Leshan
stave, and Mrs. Bonaby; Tracey, Trevor and Travis Forbes, Rondi- He is survived by his sons Donald, Vic- Curry, Shenequa Dui
ler Talio Pierre Louis; no Dean, Philip Gibson. Arnold Ferguson, tor, Roland and Delvin McIntosh; daugh- Outten, Ursula and Ric
abeth, Guerla, Melissa. Anthony and Syon Clarke; grandnieces ters Evelyn Saunders, Arimentha Curry, Rolle, Derek, Anya, Er
eece and Geneva; uncles Kennethsia, Crystal, Roya, and Lenique Monica Russell, Barbara, Geneva, Hilda sell, Wandalee Outten-
rret, Adrian and Nixon; Rolle,. Ladie Johnson, DeAndrea, Deme- and Christine McIntosh; daughters-in-law Outten Johnson, Ursu]
icle: Mr. and Mrs. Hen- sia and Deontillee Wilson, Nasasha, Em- Priscilla, Eliza and Rachael McIntosh; Derek and Dwayne Oi
parents Karen Mathurin manique and Azariel Bootle, Shanley and sisters-in-law Florence Thompson and as, Karen Pinder, Mo
iany other relatives and Lashan Northe, Yasmin Mclntosh, Court- Pearle Clay; brother-in-law Ralph Rus- Thomas, Sidney and E;
ney Burke, Paige and Tracea Forbes; sell; grandchildren Judy Rolle, Dwight Sonia, Trudyanne, Don
ice for Sharrie Forbes, grandnephews Nickolas, Troy, Jr., Samuel McIntosh, Gary McIntosh, Laura Davis, and Cartnell McIntosh;
wn who died on June 11, Russell, Deonte Wilson, Stanley, Jr., and Randre McIntosh, Keeva Saunders, Nicola children; many great g
21 in Nassau. Interment Stephano Northe, Jonathan Bootle. Jr. and Russell, Advardo McIntosh, Kim Smith, many nieces and nephe
u. Drewshorn McIntosh; and many other rel- Basil McIntosh, Lisa Swint, Linda Wash- relatives and friends.
by her daughter Shan- atives and friends. ington, Ronald McIntosh, Kenaya McIn-
adopted daughter Fay- The funeral for Emmerline Eliza-
sters Betty Major, Ju- beth Greene, 44, affectionately called
Muntrella Woodard, "Emma," of Dundas Town was held on
avis Wilchcornbe, Bar- June 27 at the Church of God Cathedral inB l
gela Tayllo-Caylor and Dundas Town. Rev. Emmit Archer offici-
brothers Stanley, Jr., ated and interment followed in the Public GALLER
and Gregory Forbes; Cemetery in Murphy Town. Original Art Prints
n Rolle; brothers-in-law She is survived by daughters Charlotte Originals b
I Ricardo Clarke; aunt and Charlene Greene and Ingrid McKen- Lou Lihou Ann
le Frank Clarke; nieces zie; sons Vaughn Butler, Wynton and Co- Malcolm Rae WilliI
ihia Rolle-Kemp, Berna- lyn Adderley; adopted daughter Yolanda Shula Raney Fritz Kec
Sonia and Violet Rolle. Smith; grandchildren Tyeshia McKinney, Photography by
eronica Smith. Andrea Brianna Greene, Tristan Sweeting and Ja- Local Artis
sell, Sheral Northe, Na- vontasia Langley; sisters Evelyn Stuart, Beth Sweeting Zar
lootle, Dushorn and Les- Edith Greene and Maryetta Davis; nieces Lori Thompson
lamae Burke, Samantha, Tara Richardson and Nicole Davis; neph- B Colyn Ree
Jestina and Deborah ews Gladston Greene, Marko Davis, Kevin i Located Queen Bizabeth Driv
oper, Stephanie Bannis- Coakley, Jason and Shawn Coakley; god- Tel: 367.0
ier, Cathy Storr, Sharon children Keshia Edwards, Dorvinco Lee
non Munroe, Keno
mp, Latoya, Lamar
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and Monique Coo-
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:hette Dean, Tanya
ic and Andrea Rus-
utten, Oleta Thom-
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Office of the Prime Minister
COMMONWEALTH OF THE
BAHAMAS ISLAND OF NEW
NOTICE OF INVESTIGATION
TAKE NOTICE that pursuant to Section
4 of the Acquisition of Land Act, Chapter
252 Statute Laws of The Bahamas 2000, it
appears to the Minister Responsible for the
Acquisition and Disposition of Lands, that
the Land described in the Schedule hereto is
likely to be needed for the public purpose of
construction of Public Utilities Infrastruc-
ture Facilities and for uses related thereto.
AND FURTHER TAKE NOTICE that
the Minister and his servants or workmen
may either generally or specifically autho-
rise any person to do all or any of the fol-
lowing things, namely:
(a) Enter,upon and survey and take lev-
els of the said land. or any part thereof;
(b) Dig or bore into the sub-soil of the
(c) Do all acts necessary to ascertain
whether the said land is adapted for the
public purpose outlined;
(d) Set out the boundaries of the said
land and the intended line of Work (if any)
proposed to be made thereon;
(e) Mark such levels, boundaries and
line by placing marks and cutting trenches
on the said land;
(f) For the purpose of carrying out the
foregoing (if necessary) cut down clear any
standing crop, fence, tree or bush;
(g) Do all such other acts as may be in-
cidental to or necessary for any of the pur-
A copy of the Recorded Plan of the said
land may be inspected commencing on the
25th day of May, A. D., 2009 at the De-
partment of Lands and Surveys situate at
Bay and Armstrong Streets between the
hours of 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on Mon-
day through Friday.
Dated this 20th day of May, A.D., 2009.
HUBERT A. INGRAHAM
Minister Responsible for
The Acquisition and Disposition of Lands
ALL THOSE certain pieces or parcels of
land 200 feet wide commencing at a parcel
of TWO ACRES of land at the waterfront in
the vicinity of Pelican Point at Wilson City
in the Island of Great Abaco in the Com-
monwealth of The Bahamas ABUTTING
AND BOUNDING through land said to be
the property of Bahamas Cuban Company
Limited thence through land granted to Ben
Bethel B-126 and thence through land said
to be the property of Thomas Brown or
however else the same may abut and bound
which said pieces or parcels of land are
more particularly delineated and shown on
the plan on the area.
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July 1, 2009
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Letters From Page 9
events for the youth of Man-O-War, look-
ing for a way to bring the Abaco schools to-
gether in Man-O-War for a sporting event.
They came up with the idea of a swimming
meet and so the Abaco Inter-school Swim
Meet was born. In 1986 six schools com-
peted with 69 swimmers and by 1989 12
schools with 200 swimmers competed.
The Man-O-War Sports Association
organized and sponsored the swim meet
from 1986 until 1998 and as a result some
good swimmers won recognition and good
things began to happen for swimming on
In 1987 Arthur Elden and Paulette Sands
took four swimmers to Nassau for a Dol-
phin Swim Meet. Maria Bethel, Jay Sands,
Theresa Sands from Guana Cay and Loren
Sands from Man-O-War became the first
Abaco swimmers to compete in an off the
island swim meet. While not placing in the
event, they paved the way for what was to
become the Abaco Swim Meet.
In 1988 the Abaco Swim Club was or-
ganized and recognized as a member of the
Bahamas Swim Federation. Also in this
year Maria Bethel became the first Abaco
swimmer to qualify for the Bahamas Na-
tional Swim Championship in Nassau.
Abaco swimmers began to compete four
to five times a year in the various club
meets in Nassau and Freeport bringing
home medals and ribbons.
A large number of swimmers qualified
each year for the national championship.
Kirsten Bootle became the first swimmer
to win a gold medal at the nationals and
Jamie Albury won a high point trophy.
Abaco swimmers competed in all the
Bahamas games and won medals.
It is my hope that this information will
set the record straight as to where, when
and who began the Abaco Inter-school
Arthur Elden, Past president Man-O-
War Sports Association
Past President Abaco Swim Club
An appeal for tax
relief for second
To the Editor
An open letter from taxpayers to the Rt.
Hon. Hubert A. Ingraham, Prime Minis-
ter of The Bahamas, and the Bahamas Real
Over the past months the Bahamas Real
Estate Association has raised issues of con-
cern to thousands of taxpayers, mostly for-
eign second homeowners throughout The
Bahamas. Among other issues, BREA has
petitioned government to remove the nine-
month occupancy requirement for foreign
owners of vacation homes so that the own-
ers of those properties may maintain the
residential property tax exemption.
Recently, on at least two occasions
(The PM's 29 May 2009 address to BREA
and his 8 June 2009 annual budget mes-
sage to Parliament), the Prime Minister
has responded to BREA, timely and af-
firmatively, suggesting that government
would be inclined to remove that require-
ment and would grant the residential ex-
emption provided those properties be sub-
ject to a hotel occupancy tax on short term
rentals to visitors. While this may impose
a collection duty on the property owner,
or his agent, the burden to collect the tax
in exchange for the exemption is worth
Speaking for myself, as a second home-
owner, and countless others throughout the
islands of The Bahamas who, for any num-
ber of reasons, do not speak out, I whole-
heartedly support the idea and strongly
urge BREA to immediately respond in
agreement to the PM's suggestion on this
point so that it might be implemented as
law without delay.
Hundreds, perhaps thousands, of tax-
payers have already lost the residential
property exemption or are about to lose it.
We are all in a state of limbo anxiously
awaiting a decision and we appreciate your
close attention to this matter.
E. Angstadt, Marsh Harbour
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Sea Level Cottages 4 hse
Island Home Rentals + 8 hse 3
Schooner's Landing 5 condos 3
Marsh Harbour area
Abaco Beach Resort 82 rms
Abaco Real Estate + 6 hse
Alesia's 3 rms
Ambassador Inn 6 rms
Bustick Bight Resort 8 rms
Conch Inn 9 rms
D's Guest House 6 rms 3
Island Breezes Motel 8 rms
Lofty Fig Villas 6 eff
Pelican Beach Villas 6 cott
Regattas (Prev. Abaco Towns) 32 effic
Moore's Is Bonefish Camp 8 rm
Pete & Gay's Resort
Spanish Cay Resort
Bahama Beach Club
Island Dreams +
Treasure Cay Resort
18 rm 6 hse 365-0083
Tangelo Hotel 19 rm 3 villa365-2222
Web Sites with Abaco Information
Rev. May 09
Junkanoo Summer Festival 2009
Goombay Park Marsh Harbour
July 3rd 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.
The Royal Bahamas Defence Force
Marching & Pop Bands
Impact Band T-Time Rake & Scrape
Denton's Dance Group
Abaco Drama Club
Treasure Cay Explorers Junkanoo
July 1, 2009
The Abaconian Section A Page 23
Police Marsh Harbour 367-2560 911
B. Electricity Corp 367-2727, 367-2846, 367-4667
Water& Sewerage 475-1499, 475-5518
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 baco A ir.......... .. .......... ... .................. 367-2266
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-O-W ar Dive Shop ............................................... 365-6013
Taxi Cab Fares for one or two passengers
Plus extra for each passengers above two
Marsh Harbour Airport to: (effective22 Dec 08)
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 nake C ay .............. ....... ................. $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 ndy P o int .............. ....... ................... $ 15 0
L e is u re L e e ........................................ ............. ...... $ 5 0
Treasure CayAorport, G Turtle ferry ...........................$80
Treasure Cay Resort .............. .. .... .......... ...... $85
F o x T o w n ............................................ .................. $ 1 8 5
Between Marsh Harbour Ferry and:
Clinic, downtown, Ab Beach Hotel ................. ........... $ 5
Nat. Ins. Bldg, Murphy Town, Gr. Cistern ........................$10
Waiting time X$20 per hour, X$10 per half hour
Children under three free Caged pets as people
Luggage X$1.00 each over four, Surf boards X$4.00 ea.
Treasure Cay Airport to: Effective22 Dec 085
G reen Turtle C ay ferry dock ............................................$10
M a de ira P a rk ........................................ $2 0
S an d B a n ks ......................................... $2 5
Treasure C ay R esort .............................................$30
Le is u re Le e ......................................... $ 4 5
B la c k W o o d ....................................................................$ 2 0
Fire Road & C ooper's Tow n ............................................$40
C edar H a rbour ....................................... $60
W ood C ay .......................................... $7 0
M o unt H ope ..........................................$8 0
F ox T ow n ........................................... $ 7 0
C row n H aven ........................................ $90
M arsh H arbour 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 Moxey ............... ........... .. X$16 + $5
,.. Compliments of The Abaconian
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 INo
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* holidays
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
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
Adventure on Prozac T Cay 365-8749
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..................60....... F......366-0065
Spanish Cay Marina...75....... F......365-0083
Orchid Bay .................64 ...... F......365-5175
Boats can clear Customs at Green Turtle Cay,
Treasure Cay or Marsh Harbour
Please bring errors & i
revisions to our atten-
tion Rev 15 Jun 09
Everyone reads The Abaconian .
Lucky Strike Hope T 366-0101
Sea Gull Hope Town 366-0266
SSalt Weapon Hope Town 366-0245
Down Deep 366-3143
ocal Boy 366-0528
Back Breaker 365-5140
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
Adventure on Prozac Kayak .............365-8749
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
Alexander Rolle .......365-0120
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 to Freeport Bus to McLeans Town *
Ferry to Crown Haven Bus, taxi or rental car 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
G ino's.................................$ ......... 367-7272
Golden Grouper ........................367-2301
Island Cafe.........................$ .............367-6444
Jam ie's Place.....................$ .............367-2880
Jib Room .........................$$ .............367-2700
Kentucky Fried Chicken..................367-2615
Mangoes ......................$$$ .............367-2366
P inacle ................... ......$... ... .. ..........
Pop's Place ........................$ .....+....367-3796
Sea Shells .........................$ .............367-4460
Snack Shack .....................$ .....+....367-4005
W allys .......................... $$$ .............367-2074
Abaco Inn .....................$$$ .............366-0133
Cap'n Jacks .......................$ .............366-0247
Harbour's Edge............... $$.............366-0087
H T Harbour Lodge .......$$$ .............366-0095
M unchies ..........................$ .....+....366-0423
Sea Spray ...................... $$ ..... .....366-0065
Hibiscus ..................... .................. 365-6380
Island Treats Snack Bar.....................365-6501
Docksiders ...................$$$ .............365-5230
Grabbers.............. $$$..........$ ...365-5133
N ippers ..........................$$$ ............365-5143
Orchid Bay .....................$$$ .............265-5175
Florence's Cafe .................$
Harbour Cafe ....................$.............365-8635
Hudson's Delight ...............$ ............365-8648
Spinnaker Restaurant ...$$$.............365-8469
Touch of Class .............$$$.............365-8195
Green Turtle Cay
Bluff House.....................$$$ .............365-4200
Jolly Roger Bistro.............$$ .............365-4200
Green Turtle Club ..........$$$ .............365-4271
Harvey's Island Grill.........$$ .............365-4389
Laura's Kitchen ...............$$.............365-4287
Mclntosh's Restaurant ....$$.............365-4625
Plymouth Rock Cafe ..........................365-4234
Rooster's Rest ................$$....... ....365-4066
Wrecking Tree Restaurant
Pete & Gays .................$$$ ............366-4119
Rickmon Bonefish Lodge................... 366-4477
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baco ays Realty Ltd. Great Guana Cay Green Turtle Cay Man-O-War Cay
S Abaco Cays Realty, Ltd. Marsh Harbour
H HOMES H HOMES HOMES HOMES
SGreat Gutna Ciay
'i n.B ..., -'d n...i,
- 'IJeU EMMIII. IrittI
-1,760 s.f Residence
- Covered & Open Decks
- 160'of Ocean Beach
- Fabulous Ocean Views
- Additional Land Available
- Boat Slip Available
#GGH1 129- $2,495,00(
Great Guana Cay
-3 Bedrooms. 3 Baths.
- 1840 s.I Residence.
-955 s.f. Porches & Decks
- I.and 74' Sea of Abaco .
11,016 s.f. -0.25 Acres
- Private Dock
- Fabulous Viewss
CCIGGII123- 51.160.000. "Entre Deas
2 Bedrooms. 2 Baths.
2.664 s.f. Residence.
-2 Bedrooms, I Bath.
838 s.f Guest House
,- -' Land Sea-lo-Sea
-- 43,800 s.f.- I.I Acres
98' Ocean Beach Front
Private Dock On Creek
;- Fabulous Views
s" M IWH I 16 S~i75n0.00.
GRET C LIANA CAY l
* "SEA-TO-BAY" 11.5 Acres 1,198' of Waterfontage Over 500' ot
Protected Boat Basin Frontage Superb Building Sites Good elevation ..
Fabulous Views Perfect for development or Elegant Private Estate
CGGV 1008 $9,995,000.
* "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. "
#GGHI096- $4,950,000. *
* "ARTCCAFEJ' BA.KER)"- Settlement Commercial at Main Public J "Long Bal HIouse"
Dock Best Location in town.- 1,900 s. Colonial Bldg. 400 s.f Co.
Veranda Commercial Grade Kitchen Land- 96'x84'- 8,064 s.f. Great
Restaurant or Retail #G HH 1109 $867,500.
* "SADCASTLE" 2 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths. 960 s.f Residence
Covered Porch Land 5,000 s.f. Dock Access -Furnished.
GGH 10I11 $375,000
GREEN TURTLE CAY
"THE LOYALIST"- 6-A Leeward Yacht Club 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bath
2,016 s.: 392 s.f. Covered Veranda, 392 s.f Covered Balcony.
I.and 9,241 s.f. 54' of frontage on Black Sound Onsite dockage
available. #GTH 1127- NEW $1,325,000. "John Lowe House- cire
"THESOUTHARD"- 7-C Leeward Yacht Club-3 Bedrooms, 3.5 Batl
2,743 s.E 728 s.f. Galleries and Verandas, 334 s.f. Screened Porch. Land
9,450 s.f. -Onsite dockage available. #GTH 1126- NEW $1,225,000.
"MARINA VILLA # 4" 2 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath 1.455 s.f luxury villa -
Covered Screened Porch Land 7.554 s.fl Deeded Dock Boat
Lilt Goll'Cart Garage Auxiliary Generator Complete
Renovation 2007 #G'H 10981 $995,000.
"FLIP FLOP"- 4 Bedroom, 3.5 Bath 2,500 s.f Residence 2,044 s.f
Screened Porch. Land 12,091 s.f 0.277 Acre Great Family Home -
convenient location GTH 1128 NEW $695,000. "Sonn Light"
Green Turtrile Cay
50 % Shard ownership
S-2 Bedroom, 2 Bali
1.355 sf. of Residence
Covered Screened Porches
-Land -054 Acre
253.06 or waler-foinlage
Two Docks 36' 1 70'
56,000 gallon cistern
50 KCWdiesel Gelneator
"rosa Cielo" GTH1137 5625,000. coconut Grove Cottagee
NMarsh Ilarbotuir -
4 Bedrooms. 4 Baths
4 -,468 sf. New Residence
S 1,742 sf. Covered
Verandahs & Balconies
0.3394Acre 14,787 s.f
30 KW Auxiliary Gen.
t. Charles Place" "M111084- $2.700,000 "Buttonwood
Green Turtle Cay
2.8 Acres -
310' Ocean Beachfront
5 Bedrooms. 3 Baths
2.500 s.f. Residence
Sall Water Swimming Po
-Pool House -Shed Gara
PGTHI 133- $1,150,000 "LoveHil"
Green Turtle Cay
New Plymvnoutlh C
- 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths
- 2,170 s.f- Residence
- 285 si Covered Porchcs
- Land 3 480 s.f Near
Public Dock in Harbour.
- I istoric Gingerbread
- Harbour Views
Green Turtle Cay
5 Bcdrooms. 14 Bathlls
4,977 I" Resideace
3.5 Acres- Sea-lo-Sea
200' on Coco Bay
,. PriaLe Daock ol0 Coco Bily
I- ISKW AtiN-e0
600 GPD -Walemrnaker
tOTIt1097 Four Possible Sale
Options I:ron: $462,00(10- far
I acre widok lie. on Coco Bay.
to 52,300,000 for entire Estate
2 Bedroois, 2 Baths
1,030 s.f. Residence -
1,290 s.f. Covered Deck
82' Ocean Frontage
Superb Ocean Views
Man-O-War Cay -
4 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths.
1.240 s.f Residence,
0.3213 Acre 14,000 s.'.
Hillside for great Ocean
Fully Furnisled &
t VACANT LAND
* "BERKLEY'S BLUFF" White Sound Oceanfront Building Site
= 31,000 sq.ft. 0.7116 Acre 100' of Ocean Frontage 275 in Depth
Natural sub-tropical vegetation Great elevation for spectacular views
GREAT GUANA CAY
* "BLUE LAGOON" Parcel # 45 Orchid Bay 43.480 s.f -
0.9982 Acre 190.88' on Sea of Abnco frontage prime building site +/-
15' elevations Orchid Bay amenities Allows ftr private deeded dock -
mature trees. SGGV1087 $940,000.
* "WIND N' SEA" Fabulous waterfront building site Two parcels
containing a total of 69,197 s.. 1.588 Acres 241' of Sea of Abaco
Frontage great elevations to 42' above sea level GGVIl12
NEW LISTING $850,000.
* "AERIE" Parcel 58 Orchid Bay 174,775 s-f 4.012 Acres -
Orchid Bay amenitics.- One of the Highest Points in Orchid Bay -
Fabulous 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 Vegetation, t#GGV 1006 $790,000.
* PARCEL"B" at PRINCE'S TRUST- Fabulous Waterfront
Building Site 242' Southwest Sea of Abaco Frontage 43,803 sq-ft..
- : 1.0055 Acres Great Sea ofAbaco Views Beach Access Boal Slips
Available-GGVI 131 NEW $685,000.
R PARCEL"C" tt PRINCE'S TRUST- Fabulous Waterfront
Building Site - 204' Southwest Sea of Abaco Frontage 54,360 sq.fl..
- 1.2480 Acres Great Sea of Abaco Views Beach Access Boat Slips
Available GGV 1132 NEW $685,000.
* "SEAVIEW" Dolphin Beach Estates 136' prime walerlront -
0.557 Acres Containing 24,292 s.f- Shared dock access
Superb elevation Fabulous Views of Delia's Cay and the Sea of Abaco.
8' depth at MLW at shoreline. A private dock can be built on the properly.
GVillIs NEW LISTING $624,500.
* "LOST SHAKER" Dolphin Beach Estates Oversized
beach-front parcel 36,839 s.. 0.8457 Acre 65' of Beach-Front
Good elevations for superb ocean views. Lush Native Vegetation.
# GGV000 $545,500.
GREAT GUANA (
* "ATLANTIS"-19,239s.f. -0.4417 Acre 95' ofNorth Atlantic Beach-
frontage 159' in Depth Beautiful Beach-front building site Central Greal
Gutnaa Cay Location Semi-private dock.
/GGGVI135 NEW 485,000.
* "CAPTAIN'S COVE" 6,653 s.f .0152 Acre -45.17 of Sea ofAbaco
froitage Prime building site can carny a private clock 180 degree views -
underground electric and paved road. #GGV1091 $375,000.
* PARCEL"A" at PRINCE'S TRUST- Moderately Priced Half
Acre Building Site + 25,465 sq.t. F +1.5846 Acre 204.84' NE Road
Frontage 176' SW Boundary 133'- NW Road Boundary - 178'-
SE Boundary Fabulous Sea ofAbaco Views Beach Access Boat Slips
Available-GGVI130 NEW $345,000.
GREEN TURTLE CAY
* "CONCHED OUT" offered in I to 4 prime sites 100'- 460' of
water frontage Atlantic Beach and Sea olfAbaco frontage available -
10'-32' elevations 360' views Very private Area
#GTV1008 $546,000. $3,000,000.
* "PLAYING HOOKY"- 15,948 s.f 0.3661 Acre Prime Building
Site Unobstructed views of Coco Bay Public Dock Access Beach
Access 50 from Coco Bay Beach. #GTVIO80 $595,000.
* "LONG BAY BEACH" Incredible beach parcel 26,589
Sq.f. 0.6103 acres 60' of spectacular beach frontage Private gated
entrance Affordable building site for cottage or beach cabana.
lIGTV I121 NEW $325,000.
* "LONG BA YSOUND" Back to nature. Secluded- 24,565 Sq ft
- 0.5639 acres 105' of Black Sound frontage Ideal home site Dock
site possible. #GTV1122- NEW S325,000.
* "COCO BAY VIEW" 32,690 s.f 0.7567 Acre Dock Access -
Beach Access Good Elevation. #GTV1009 $291,000.
* "COCO BAYBREEZE" -- 19,558 s.f 0.4490 Acre Prime
Building Site Dock Access Beach Access. #GTV1007 S167,500.
* "CASUA RINA "- 8,126 sr. 0, 1865 Acre Corner lot Prime building
site Central location Short walk to Bita Bay Beach Snorkel rihit off shore
-2 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths.
- 1.220 sf. Residence.
- 3 Bedrooms, I Bath.
- 532 sf. Guest House
- I .and Sea-lo-Sea
32,571 s.. 0.74 Acre
- 165' Ocean Beach Front
- Private Dock
- Fabulous Views
-3 Bedrooms. I l/2 Baths
1,536 s.f Residence.
- 500 s.f. Porches & Decks
- Land 53,740 s.f.
+ 1.23 Ilillside Acres
180' Harbour Frontage
- Private Dock on harbour
- Fabulous Views
#MWHI11 15 -S1,600,000.
* "HARBOUR LIGHT" Dickie's Cay 2 Bedrooms. 2 BBaths 1.560 s.f
Residece I,040 s.f. Verandahs I Bedroom, I Bath Guest loase 1.824
Acres Entire S.E. Point of Dickie's Cay Private Dock. Auxiliary
Generator Superb Views Furnished. #MWHlO09) $2,200,000,
* "VIKING" Dickic's Cay 5 Bedrooms, 3 I/2 Balhs. 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" -Dickie's Cay 3 Bedroons. 3 1/2 Baths -
2,460 s.f. Residence 1,400 s.f Porches-Decks I Bed, I bath Snore Box -
7,500 s.f. Land Private 93 Dock. 40 KWAux. Generator Superll larbour
Views #MWlI 1107 $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
- I, 189 Acres- Beautifully Landscaped Semi-Private Dock- Fabulous
Views- #MWH 1019 $1,165,000.
* "BOUNTIFULLY BLESSED"- 2 Bedroom, 1.5 Bath 800 s.f
residence 3.75 Acre, sea to sea 109' of frroiiage on Sea ofAbaeo 106' on
Allnatic Boat basin ,will lift 170 of clock- Swillig iPool Approved plans
for 3/2 New England collage iTLH1086 -NEW PRICE $1,350,000.
2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths.
1.300 s-f Residence.
I Bedrooms, I Bath.
224 s.E Guest Cottage
"Playhouse" with bar
Ocean Beach Front
I Summer LtmIp
- 4 Bedroom, 2 Balh
- 1600 s.f. of residence
785 s.f wrap around porch
- 23,938 s.f. 549 Acre land
- ISO degree views
250" to the Atlantic Beach
- 240 s.f garage
- 28000 gallon cistern
- Fully furnished
-Runway & Dock access
#SCI o093 $799,000.
* "GRAND BOIS" Rare Prime Ocean-front building site 0.51 Acre
- 125'Atlantic Ocean frontage Central Location Fabulous Ocean
Views-Lush Native Foliage. #MWV I081 NEW PRICE $595,000.
* "SUMMERPLACE"- Prime Building Site 10,719 s.f. 0.246 Acre
-Over 150' of Sea of Abaco frontage Concrete Sewall on Sea ofAbaco -
103' x 6' private dock on Man-O-War harbour Fabulous Sea of Abaco
views. #MWVI02 NEW PRICE $325,000.
* GREAT ABACO CLUB Parcels # 6A and # 7A # 6A -
9,243 sq.ft. # 7A 13,845 sq.ft Private Dockage Great Sea ofAbaco
Views. # 6A-.MHVI1102 $970,000. 7A- #MHVI 103 $1,455,000.
#6A & #7A $2,182,000.
* GREAT ABACO CLUB Parcels # 48 and # 49
- # 48 7,548 sqf.L # 49 7,117 sq.ft 50' of Boat Basin Frontage.
- Semi-Private Docks Ridge Parcels Good Elevation.
#f48-#fMHIVIIOO $667,000. 494-MlVIt01 $667,000.
*"141 Hillside Developer Parcels" Over 1/2 Acre will beach
access. Aircraft Landing Rights and Boat Slips available
NEW LISTING Priced from: $170,000 $438,000
"Block Q Parcel # I" Fabulous one-hall' acre building site -
25,658 sq.ft. -0.5890 Acre 172.61 'on Sea ofAbaco Hillside- great
elevations and superb views of the Sea of Abaco Shoreline
protected by small cay.
#SCV 117 -NEW LISTING $485,000.
VOLUME 17, NUMBER 13 JULY 1st, 2009
JA clubs close year with awards banquet
JA members assess success of their businesses
By Mirella Santillo
The third annual Junior Achievement
Awards and Appreciation Banquet took
place on June 20th at the Abaco Beach Re-
sort at Below Decks. The room had been
decorated for the occasion to receive the
officials and the special guests who had
been invited as well as the students, their
parents and advisors.
In its three years, the Junior Achieve-
Nment on Abaco has moved forward in leaps
and bounds. It started with three compa-
nies sponsored by government, BTC, BEC
and Water & Sewerage, but this year in-
cluded the sponsorship of a private busi-
ness, Mangoes Restaurant and Boutique, a
trend which hopefully will prevail in the
years to come.
The four groups, CLICK, H2 Optimum
Enterprises, The Vibe and Tropical Ex-
pressions, were represented by their presi-
dents who took the podium to express their
thoughts on the year's experience and by
their advisors who observed the results of
the past few months' efforts at counseling
The Junior Achiever company winning overall first place was the BEC company. The members of that company are shown here and advising their group members into be-
with the officials at the banquet on June 20 that closed their year's activities. The BEC company had the best year report, the best coming business wizards.
Trade Fair booth, the best advertising sales person and the best advisor, Eva Bain. She was recognized for her outstanding work This year's awards event had guest
with her club members. Shown here are Paxton Lowe, Chanae Curry and Julian McKenzie, all club members, Eva Bain, Lionel speaker Archie Nairn, Permanent Secre-
Elliott, National Executive Director, Archie Nairn, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Youth and Culture, guest speaker, tary with the Ministry of Youth Sports and
Rayjay Sands, president of the BEC club, Freelandra Rolle, MP Edison Key, Latoya Lightbourne, Advisor, Administrator Cephas
Cooper, Vincea Coakley, Justin Knowles and Joel Reckley, Jr.
Please see JA Page 2
Barge hauls scrap metal from Abaco
A 271-foot barge loaded close to 6000 tons
of scrap metal to take to Tampa to be re-
cycled. Junk cars, refrigerators and stoves
as well as heavy equipment and other junk
metal were all smashed by a crane and
loaded on the barge. It left Abaco towed
by the tug El Morro on June 26 for a six-
day trip to Tampa. Those involved expect
to return to collect more scrap. It is a ma-
jor benefit to Abaco as it is the first time
any metal scrap has been removed from
the island. The company used local com-
panies to collect the scrap and take it to
the Murphy Town freight dock. The Nas-
sau company making the arrangements is
Heavy Lift Bahamas Ltd. working with the .
US company Piper International.
More students receive honours at graduation
These students graduated
from Abaco high schools. A
total of 125 students completed
their high school requiements
and will begin the next phase of
their lives. Abaco Central High
School in Murphy Town is the
largest high school on the island
while S.C. Bootle High School
in Cooper's Town, the other
government school, is the sec-
ond in size. Five private high
schools are all in Central Abaco.
Many students will go abroad for
additional schooling to Nassau Abaco Central High School Forest Heights Academy Wesley College
and the States while others will
look for work locally. Valedictorian Shalna Blanc (r) Valedictorian Taj Anderson (1) Valedictorian Denton Gay (r)
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Salutatorian Kyle Sands (r) Salutatorian Jarrod Smith )
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Page 2 Section B The Abaconian
July 1 2009
JA clubs have completed a successful year
JA From Page 1
Culture. He started his speech with a wise
quote from Booker T. Washington, who
said, "Success is to be measured not so
much by the position that one has reached
in life as by the obstacles that he has over-
come while trying to succeed." He offered
congratulations to the 90 Junior Achiev-
ers from seven schools that participated
this year for the quality of their products.
He expressed hope that they had learnt a
valuable lesson that would help them find
creative ways to generate a reasonable in-
come, but he warned them that in the pres-
ent state of the economy, they would have
to "review the way they managed their
businesses and employ several changes to
be able to adapt and to effectively market
their products and services."
Edison Key, MP for South Abaco, con-
One of the stars of the BEC sponsored JA Clul
Rolle, who sold the most advertising for the
is shown here receiving a reward for her effo
gratulated the successful entrepreneurs in-
directly since he had a voice problem that
day. His wife Kathy Key read his com-
ments on his behalf. He mentioned how
important it was to teach young people
how to live a fruitful life and to prepare
them to generate wealth and manage it. He
reminded the students that food production
was very important and invited them to
partner with BAIC.
Congratulations were in order but Lio-
nel Elliott, Executive Director of JA in The
Bahamas announced changes in the year to
come in order for JA Bahamas to keep up
with JA around the world. The Bahamian
clubs will have to be in full compliance of
the JA regulations, he stated. He acknowl-
edge Ishmael Morley and his wife for their
contribution to JA Abaco and offered them
a weekend at Breezes as a personal token
During the awards
ceremony each com-
received a certificate;
each president a trophy
and each advisor a rec-
ognition plaque. The
best year report went to
BEC. The best return
on a stock was awarded
to the Water & Sewer-
age Corp. BEC was
nominated again for the
best Trade Fair booth
and BTC for the best
banner. The best ad-
vertisement seller went
b was Freelandra to Freelandra Rolle,
JA program. She also with BEC: Her ads
rts from MP Edi- were on every page of
the program! So it was
no surprise when Mrs. Eva Bain, advisor
for the BEC company, was declared the
best advisor of the year and BEC the best
Vinceia Cockley, winner of the National
JA speech contest, was recognized as the
top JA performer. She accepted a $2000
certificate to go towards her future studies.
Junior Achievers held a Trade Fair
JA members held a Trade Fair to sell the crafts and baked goods that they had made. All
four clubs worked together to make it a success. On that same day their sponsors held a
fund raising dinner sale to raise the funds for the JA banquet.
By Mirella Santillo
Late in the spring the four Junior Achiev-
ers clubs held a Trade Fair to exhibit and
offer for sale the art and craft items they
had produced during the previous months.
Represented were students from the Click
group sponsored by BEC, H2 Optimum by
Water & Sewerage, The Vibe by BTC and
Tropical Expression by Mangoes Restau-
rant & Boutique.
Most students had created their work
with locally available products such as
shells, coconut and Androsia fabrics. All
students had brought baked goods, so
cookies, mini-cheese cakes and cup cakes
abounded. There was even crab salad and
conch fritters. BEC and BTC had cre-
ated colorful banners representing their
companies and BEC had compiled a cook
book with native recipes. The books were
next to a display of jewelry presented on
wrapped gift boxes.
While the students manned their tables
on the grounds of the future Farmers' Mar-
ket, members of the JA board and advisors
were holding a steak-out at the adjoining
Anglican Church Hall as a fund raising
event for the JA banquet and award cer-
emony. Many tickets were sold for the
steak or chicken dinners that had been sea-
Please see JA Page 22
ur, Abaco ABACO
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#413,414 $79,000 each
3ahama Palm Shores
Dasuarina Point $45,000
loe's Creek $52,500
Sweeping's Village $55,000
Marsh Harbour House $178,000
Bahama Coral Island Lot $18,000
Bahama Palm Shores $15,500
15th June. 209
Section B Page 3
ew Prices ew Listings great Values
GREEN TURTLE CAY #4936
GILLIAM BAY ESTATE BEACHFRONT 1.7 acres. Best
price on Green Turtle Cay beach. Highly desirable
neighbourhood. Existing 2 bed home. US$800,000.
LUBBERS QUARTERS #4516 LUBBERS QUARTERS #4939
SUMMIT IMPRESS YOUR GUESTS when you entertain in GETAWAY -ABACO OCEAN CLUB Escape from it all!
this spacious,well-appointed home with spectacular Cozy I bed I bath cottage with A/C on the water.
360 degree views. Deeded dock slip. US$875,000. Community dock. Extra lot available. $349,000.
Lauirie.Schreiner@SothebysReaJty.com 242.367.5046 Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046
LUBBERS QUARTERS #4698
BEACHFRONT COTTAGES Don't let this affordable
beach getaway slip by. Two 2 bed 2 bath with
a cozy deck and dock. US$295,000. each.
MARSH HARBOUR #4229
PERKY PELICAN PELICAN SHORES Waterfront 4
bed,4 bath with gorgeous views of the Sea ofAbaco.
Value added, new sea wall. Price upon Request.
MARSH HARBOUR #4859
WATERFRONT GREAT ABACO CLUB #36
Spectacular home, pool & views. 4 bed 4
bath, 2,750 sq. ft. with dockage. $1,599,000.
MARSH HARBOUR #4658
WATERFRONT GRANDER GREATABACO CLUB
Includes dock. Choose your own finishes.
Negotiable price, call for details. US$799,900.
NEAR PORT OF MARSH ARBOUR #4914
STARLIGHT SEAFOOD BUILDING-
COMMERICAL WATERFRONT with dock,
easily converted to residential. $350,000.
MARSH HARBOUR #4657
WATERFRONT- THE STOWE AWAY-GREAT ABACO
CLUB Dock at your door, meticulously appointed
luxury home with ocean views, US$1,499,00.
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.
SANDY POINT #4575
SANDS COVE SUBDIVISION Fabulous
new 3 bed, 3.5 bath home with high end
finishes. 3,800 sq.ft & garage.$550,000.
3j : ALSO FOR LEASE
MARSH HARBOUR #4688
SOME R' HOME PELICAN SHORES Two 3 bed
2 bath homes.Shared Pool.Best price per sq.ft. in area.
US$699,000. Also for lease.$2,990 per month.
TREASURE CAY #1660
BEACHFRONT ESTATE SERENITY HOUSE Location
Location. IS0 feet of sandy beach. 5,039 sq. ft.
Adjacent 1.92 acre lot also available. US$3,900,000.
MARSH HARBOUR #4736
SUNRISE BAY #7 Beautiful 3 bed 3.5 bath home with
pool, dock slip, beach access. Very desirable family
neighbourhood. Gated community. $1,350,000.
MARSH HARBOUR #4933
FIRE ROAD COMMERCIAL BUILDING Good income
from 2 apartments up & 2 commercial spaces
down, also 900 sq. ft potential at rear. $395,000.
TREASURE CAY #3073
BEACHFRONT HERMITAGE Incredible beach
house. 4 bed 3 bach home. Good elevation, powder
white sand beach, awesome views. US$1,149,000.
A FOR IMMEDIATE SALE,
TREASURE CAY #3897 TREASURE CAY #4841
BEACHFRONT THE COTTAGES #5 New Price BEACHFRONT SAND DOLLAR #3 Best priced
Best value on TC beach. New 3 bed 2 bath 2 condo on TC beach! 2 bed 2 bach, 1,000 sq.ft.
storey cottage, full lower walkout. $695,000. & pool. Excellent rental history. $580,000.
Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com 242.577.0298 Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com 242.577.0298
Laurie Schreiner Jane Patterson Stan Sawyer Bill Albury Lydia Bodamer
Estate Agent Estate Agent Estate Agent Estate Agent Estate Agent
t. 242.367.5046 t242.366.0035 t242.577.0298 t242.557.2929 t242.367.3529
Member of the Bahamas MLS
LOTS & ACREAGE
#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 [8 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 LOT8 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 Lor 43 Good residential area. $30,000. BillAlbury
#4493 GREEN TURTLE CAY LEEWARD YACH- CLUi 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 RocksWaterfront 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
Abaco is finally getting an scrap metal clean-up
By Mirella Santillo
At long last Abaco is being rid of the
heaps of scrap metal, derelict cars, appli-
ances and other discarded metal items that
had been marring its natural beauty and
polluting its soil for years.
At the beginning of June three trucking
companies, Big Cat Equipment Ltd, E &
D Waste Service, Albury's Trucking Ltd
and a private hauler, Scotty, began sending
their drivers to gather scrap metal, mostly
derelict vehicles, that have been accumu-
lating along S.C. Bootle Highway.
If you had followed one of these trucks
that have been going back and forth from 7
a.m. to late evening, according to a driver,
Mr. Thomas Kelly, on any day lately, you
would have arrived at Parker's Landing,
the freight dock in Murphy Town, where a
271-foot barge was being loaded with heap
after heap of scrap metal. Next to it the
tug boat, El Morro with its crew of four
on board, has been waiting for the barge
to be filled so it could take it to Tampa
where its contents are to be unloaded in
a scrap-yard. In Florida the metal will be
shredded before being shipped to its final
destination, possibly Turkey, China or
Richard Thompson with Heavy Lift
Bahamas Ltd. from Nassau, who visited
Marsh Harbour on June 15th with a part-
ner Len Monroe said he had been aware
of the problem plaguing Abaco and some
of the Family Islands. He decided to use
his recently founded recycling company
to take care of the clean-up by contracting
for the trucks and barge in association with
a partner from Florida, Kevin Piper. Mr.
Piper of Piper International, a middleman
in the operation, joined the two men from
Nassau on June 15th at Parker's Landing
to estimate the scope of the project. They
have remained on Abaco to oversee the
PELICAN SHORES -
loading until it is completed.
The 7000-ton capacity barge left Abaco
on June 26. Mr. Donald Bourset, who is
sailing with the tug boat to oversee the
barge during the trip, stated that it would
take them six to nine days to get to Tampa
going around Key West.
There will be subsequent trips to Abaco
until all the scrap metal is removed from
the island. Abaco is the first of the Family
Islands to undergo this drastic scrap metal
clean-up. Eleuthera is next on the list.
P0 Box AB 2 1027
or email@example.com Leslie Pinder
vated HIGH ROCK 3 bed / 3 bath home, fantastic views
Lot on the Harbour. Great views
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HIGH ROCK 3 bed / 2 bath home,
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acres, 50 ft. above sea level
CALL for INFO EXCLUSIVE
For all your rental needs
call Kim Sawyer 367-2655 / 367-3755
A crane is loading a dump truck with trash from the Dundas Town dump. This dump is
no longer being used since the landfill opened in November 2008. When the work was
completed, the dump was clean with almost no visible trash.
If We Don't Have It, We Will Find It!
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Endless Summer #508, Eastern Shores, 2 story, 4 bedrooms, 3 bath-
S rooms. 210' water frontage, 80'
Sc dock, 6' low water, 9,000 Ib.
boat lift. Cypress ceiling and in-
terior walls, laundry room, single
car garage, carport, 15 KW back-
up generator. $1,412,500 gross
Triplex #504, one three-bedroom
two-bathroom that is 1950 sq ft
on the top floor and 2 Two-
bedroom one-bath apartments
on the bottom floor, property
is 90 x 100 Appraised at $
440,000 This month sales price
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, ully fur-
S0a Pj NDER itioning,
l ees-and lawn.
Rented. REDUCED $148,400
Sandy Point #510 waterfront 3 bedroom 3 bathroom 2,000 sq.
ft. home with sunken living
room, TV room, dining room
and large kitchen on a lot
over 26,000 sq. ft. of land.
inaWells Janet Harding
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
S ONEELO 7
Triplex for sale Murphy Town
#502 2 one-bedroom, one-
bath and I two-bedroom, one-
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.
Osbourne Stuart, CRS, CRES, BRI, SVC
Broker, Appraiser, President with 21 years experience
Perry Thomas, BRI Cell 577-0553
Tina Wells Cell 475-3669 Janet Harding Cell 577-0284
Call Adler Realty to have your next appraisal done
Rent your apartment or find an apartment to rent.We can help.
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 I 44, 112. These lots are priced
individually. 11,022 sf. $88,000 gross
Lot #44 13,307 sf $98,000 gross Lot # 112 20,485 sf. $175,000 gross
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 cleared and footing dug for a two
2br 2bth apt includes CONTRACT00 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
STORAGE / GARAGE UNIT, 21' 6" deep, 11' 8"
wide. Listed for a quick sale at the low price of
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 storev '_ / 2 bath home
E, SO- 3 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%
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. r' rey CBS building,
each level I SOL%- artments with 2 bed,
1 bath, living .... g/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
EXC Exclusive listing
FGS Full gross or all-inclusive price
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Forest Heights Academy
By Samantha V. Evans
Under the theme Now Spread Your
Wings, 18 students graduated from For-
est Heights Academy on June 17th. New
Vision Ministries was packed to capacity
as family and friends attended to see these
students end another chapter of their lives.
After all of the formalities, Principal Jim
Richard gave his address focusing his com-
ments on the graduates as he knows that
they are ready to begin this new chapter
of their lives. He stated that they were an
interesting yet dynamic class. They were
playful and fun but unique with great heart.
He told them to remember three things
as they prepare to spread their wings. First-
ly, they must be positive. They should look
at the good in people and see the good in
the world as well. He told them that in spite
of the way the economy looks that they still
have a bright future ahead. Secondly, he
told them to be practical. When they se-
lect a job or a college, they should look for
the best fit for them. It should be a job or
place they would enjoy. He stated that they
should plan for each stage of their lives
so that they can make the best decisions.
Finally, they should be persistent. They
should not quit if they do not get what or
where they want at the time they expect.
Additionally, they should keep that fun side
of them alive so that they can continue to
live a balanced life.
The guest speaker for the graduation
was Patricia Russell, owner of the Russell
Consulting Group. She was a non-tradi-
tional motivational speaker as she involved
the audience in her presentation. She had
a talk with the class before graduation and
shared some of what they had talked about
with the guests. She told the graduates that
they are personally responsible for their
own lives. Also, they have the power to
change their circumstances. This is contin-
gent upon their personal behavior which is
their mind set of ownership. The way they
think generates their behavior which will
determine what results they have.
She told them that they will make choic-
es that require risks but they must journey
to become self-empowered. However,
when they take risks, they must be sure
that it is capable of giving them the end re-
sults they expect. They should be prepared
to stretch themselves beyond their comfort
zone so that they can grow. This too, will
keep them accountable for their actions.
The valedictorian, Taj Anderson, told
his fellow classmates not to forget all that
they have learned while in school. He told
them not to abuse the freedom they have
attained but use it to continue to further
develop. Receiving the salutatorian award
was Kyle Sands.
The students received their awards and
diplomas. The males really shined at this
graduation. Graduating on the honors list
were Alexis Albury, Faniella Gounga,
Adrianna Phillpot and Kyle Sands. Gradu-
ating on the principal's list were Taj An-
derson and Nasasha Bootle.
By Samantha V. Evans
Two students graduated from grade
twelve at Wesley College on June 13th.
Aldersgate Methodist Church was the ven-
ue for this graduation and the theme came
from Proverbs 4:13: Always remember
what you have learned. Your education is
your life guard it well. As always, the
graduation of Wesley College was enter-
taining as students are not only taught by
way of academic instruction but musically
as well. To make the graduation even more
special this year, Rev. Charles Carey and
his staff incorporated Spanish by way of
the scripture reading, in the welcome and
Bringing brief remarks was Mrs. Lenora
Black, Abaco's Superintendent of Educa-
tion. She began by telling the students that
they can no longer afford to settle for only
a ninth or twelfth grade education. She ap-
plauded Rev. Carey for the great number
of males in the classes as she is seeing too
many males opting out of the classroom. At
the primary school level she explained that
there are more boys graduating than girls
and in many cases that number is double.
She stated that in order for excellence to
be attained, it will take the community
working together to improve the national
average in The Bahamas. She encouraged
the students to dream big so that they can
affect lives all over the world.
Before the students received their
awards and diploma, Rev. Carey gave
them some advice. He told them that when
they think of education to remember that it
incorporates five things: faith, enterprise,
experience, service, and wisdom. He ex-
plained that the two students graduating
demonstrated that if they are trained and
taught right that the future for the Baha-
mas is indeed bright.
Receiving the valedictorian award was
Denton Gay. He was also the school pre-
fect, maintained an average 3.5 GPA,
band captain and a finalist in the E. Clem-
ent Bethel National Arts Competition.
He will be attending Palm Beach Atlan-
tic University in August to study dance
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and business administration. The second
graduate was Jarrod Smith, who made the
honor roll as well and had an average GPA
of 3.1. He was also a band member and a
member of the tuck shop team which was
a great responsibility. He will be attending
The College of the Bahamas in September
to study mechanical engineering with a fo-
cus on air-conditioning and refrigeration
repairs. The graduates wore pink to re-
member Wensel Laroda, who would have
graduated with them.
Abaco Central High
By Mirella Santillo
On the morning of June 16th the Abaco
Central High School Class of 2009 gradu-
ates were acknowledged and rewarded in a
ceremony held at New Vision Ministries.
It was a small class, 35 students, but what
they missed in number they made up in
quality. Out of the 35 students, 16 were
boys, an achievement in itself. Out of 35
students, five passed with honors and 10
A full assembly of teachers, parents,
family members and local officials gath-
ered to offer their congratulations and sup-
port to the excited young people who were
getting ready to face another facet of their
lives. The ceremony was orchestrated by
the school's Head Mistress, Sophia Miller,
but students participated throughout the
Guest speaker, Rev. Diane Francis, ad-
dressed the students directly and immedi-
ately connected with them. She outlined the
challenges they faced and left them with a
few recommendations, among them, they
must to have dreams, to always go to the
extreme and to overcome the pain they are
bound to come across in their life journeys.
Congratulations were expressed by the
The graduating class ofAbaco Central High School numbered 34, the largest group on Abaco. A total of 125 students in seven schools
completed their high school work and will either look for jobs or will go away to school.
District Superintendent Lenora Black,
who, besides extending them her best
wishes, reiterated the fact that upon their
shoulders weighed the future of the coun-
try. She conveyed her confidence that the
sound foundation they received would help
them to achieve their goals providing they
continue to show a commitment to hard
Principal Vanessa James encouraged
them to move forward, reminding them
of the theme for this 2009 commencement
program Moving Forward, Achieving Our
The excitement was great among the
classmates and the family members as
each student stepped to the podium to be
received his or her ribbons and trophies.
Salutatorian Kerstella Simms and Valedic-
torian Shalna Blanc were recognized for
their outstanding academic records.
The graduation of the Abaco Central
Class of 2009 was a well orchestrated, well
attended and meaningful ceremony and one
of the best commencement ceremonies for
The Reading Warriors
Program at St. Francis
By Samantha V. Evans
The Reading Warriors Program was start-
ed by the grade six teacher, Ms. Curry. The
students were encouraged to read as many
books as they could during the school year
and submit a comprehensive book report.
The entire class participated and those stu-
dents to successfully meet the criteria were
honored on June 9th at the grade six awards
ceremony. The top three students were hon-
ored with large trophies. The winner was
Pavel Bailey, who read 100 books. The sec-
ond place finisher was Roann Burrows, who
read 76 books and the third place finisher
was Shamika Simms, who read 55 books.
Additionally, the students who read 20 books
or less received a small trophy while those
reading 20 to 50 books received a medal.
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People in the News
50 Years for Virginia
and Bernard Curry!
By Betsy Bracey
Fifty years ago on June 6th Bernard
Curry made Virginia his very own and on
June 6, 2009, on a star-studded night, they
shared their joy with more than 300 family
members and friends, old and new, from
near and far, in a spectacular celebration.
From beginning to end surprise enter-
tainment greeted their guests. Estin Saw-
yer, whose sweet serenade accompanied
the cocktail hour was joined by Nassau's
own 'Nita whose stunning vocal renditions
of wonderful oldies and current hits was
a very special treat. 'Nita is the daughter
of the well loved Count Bernadino, a true
Calypsonian entertainer and family friend
who came out of retirement just for this
As a large screen slide show flowed by
with pictures of the Curry's younger years,
a magnificent dinner was served. Green
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to tappin' late into the night.
For those who once said "it wouldn't
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Bernard and Virginia Curry of Treasure
Cay have just celebrated their 50th wed-
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300 of theirfamily and friends in an unfor-
Abaco boats comes 3rd in Long Island
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has a new chief
By Samantha V. Evans
Supt. Clement Bosfield began his post-
ing on Abaco on May 11. The veteran Cus-
toms Officer of 38 years began his career
with Customs in 1971 immediately after
graduating from high school. Except for
summer jobs, Customs is the only employ-
ment he has had. Since he enjoyed it im-
mensely, he decided to make it his career.
He has worked on numerous islands and
was stationed in Freeport before being on
Abaco. This posting gives him responsi-
bility for all of Abaco excluding Walker's
Cay which falls under Freeport.
He has found this job very rewarding
and would like to encourage more persons
to seek employment with the public ser-
vice. He believes that his love and passion
for what he
been the rea-
son he has
it all of these
years. He is
the mandate Clement Bosfield
of the Cus-
toms Department so that it can properly
serve the public. He encourages his staff to
do their work with dignity and respect. He
considers himself to be an advocate for ex-
cellent service. He likes working in close
knit communities as you get to know and
respect the people very well.
Mr. Bosfield is unsure of how long he
will be assigned to Abaco but will be happy
if he can spend the remaining two years
here so that he can give 40 years of service.
He hopes to enhance revenue collection on
Crossing Rocks fishermen
learn to clean lionfish
I Winner receives $200 I
The Ministry of Tourism held a competition in the Abaco
schools to name the theme of this year's Junkanoo Summer
Festival. The winner was Payton Stubbs She is being present-
ed here with a check for $200 from Assistant Administrator
the island and make
the public more com-
fortable with paying
taxes in a friendly at-
mosphere. So far the
reception by his new
and the public has
been good. He plans
to ensure that they un-
derstand the mandates
of the department so
that they realize the
importance of revenue
collection. He stated
that Abaco merchants
and brokers are very
back, revenue collec-
tion for Abaco is ex-
pected to increase.
The department has
had recent additions
to staff as five persons
from the Abaco area
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Crossing Rocks fishermen learn how to clean and prepare lionfish for eating. Alex
Maillis of Nassau worked with the fishermen to let them see that the fish can be cleaned
without the person being stung. The lionfish is an invasive species that has a voracious
appetite for our reef fish. It is hoped that restaurants will begin putting it on their
menus as the meat is very tasty. The demonstration was on June 3.
just completed training in Freeport. This
will greatly enhance the department by en-
abling them to do their job better. He ex-
pressed his approval of the number of young
people who are interested in working for the
department and have filled out applications.
He is further impressed that the majority of
them meet the minimal criteria for employ-
ment. Once submitted, all applications go
into Nassau for approval and selection. Mr.
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the left is Thomas Sawyer and the boy
in front of him is Matthew Sawyer.
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.mad*A Local Government at Work
Murphy Town Committee
By Mirella Santillo
The Murphy Town Townshi
tee held its monthly meeting at
Society. It was followed by a
Meeting to invite the residents to
cate their opinions on what had
so far in Murphy Town and to
gestions on what they wanted in
The Town Committee meetin
of a review of the previous cap
ditures and a review of the Inc
Day celebrations. On July 10th
ship will have its own Indepen
party. Murphy Town celebration
will be held at the Murphy Tow
Approximately two dozei
showed up at the Town Meetin
cation that some people were
about their community. Howe
Councillor Cubell Davis had
m Committee Chairman Renardo Curry
explained that the Committee was involved
with various projects that were started
15 June 09 during the previous administrative year.
He outlined their costs and announced the
intention of the Committee to go forward
p Commit- with the creation of a Cultural Village on
the Burial the water's edge and a Community Cen-
open Town ter (depending on funding) which would
communi- include an indoor basketball court. The
been done Community Village, a pet idea of Conch
offer sug- Man George Wilmore, had already been
the future. discussed during the previous administra-
g consisted tion and plans for the projects had been
)ital expen- drawn and posted on the wall. The Com-
dependence munity Center had also been previously
each town- mentioned and the plans for that project
idence Day were on display that evening.
n festivities Mr. Curry asked the audience's advise
wn Park on as to which one should be built first. That
question triggered quite a few comments
ns people from the audience who stated that they
g, an indi- would rather see the projects completed
concerned that were already started before undertak-
ver, Chief ing any new ones. Mr. Curry explained
hoped for that the clearing of the land and the instal-
lation of the infrastructure were the only
expenses to the Committee for the Cultural
Village since people could rent plots of land
immediately after the infrastructure was in
place. Another project he mentioned was
to create a beach and repair the boat ramp
at Coconut Tree Bay. He announced that
a fund raising event, Murphy Town Day,
will be held on July 18th. The funds raised
will go towards the Cultural Village.
Sonith Lockart stated that he had pas-
sionately undertaken the task of the side
street maintenance and depending on the
budget would like to get the whole town
cleaned up. Don Bootle stressed the eco-
nomic impact a Cultural Village would
have for the settlement and urged people to
give the idea serious consideration.
A resident complained about the heavy
equipment and trucks using the side roads
as their route to the cement plant and the
dock and asked the committee to find an al-
ternative route. Mrs. Megan Simms stated
that the same businesses using these roads
supported the community through various
donations and announced that she had con-
nections for the building of a community
pool. She suggested looking for wild palm
trees for the beautification instead of buy-
ing them and admonished accountability in
all dealings regarding donations.
Administrator Cephas Cooper reminded
the audience that nothing could be de-
cided until the budget was announced at
the end of July. It would be a good time
for the community to meet again then and
put ideas forward while in possession of
an outlined budget. Mr. Curry agreed to
contact the residents as soon as he had re-
ceived the budget.
Administrator Cooper introduced his
new assistant, Mrs. Whelma Colebrook,
who accompanied him that evening. Mrs.
Colebrook will act as Assistant Adminis-
trator for the next few months.
Central Abaco Licensing 6 June 09
Extensive discussions centered on the
excessive loitering experienced at the
Burns House liquor store on Don MacKay
Boulevard in Marsh Harbour. This store
has only a wholesale liquor license but ob-
servations suggest the store is operating as
a bar, contrary to its license. Several years
ago the store hours were extended to 7
p.m. to accommodate late visitor arrivals.
It was noted that a party was recently held
on the property with music and the open
sale of liquor.
The Board is now considering revising
its hours to an earlier closing as it appears
the management cannot control drinking
on the property. Wholesale requires that
the owner must control loitering both in-
side and outside the business.
Administrator Cephas Cooper will write
a warning letter that the store must operate
within the law and conform to its license
Save-a-Lot grocery store received much
criticism over opening prior to obtaining
its license. Members noted that the store
had opened to a higher standard of cleanli-
ness than the previous operation but felt
that this was not an excuse to evade licens-
ing regulations. The license application
was reluctantly granted.
Board members were disturbed that
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operating until they meet all conditions, yet
this large business was allowed to continue
operating while making the necessary im-
Marsh Harbour Town Comm 17 June 09
The Committee began by reviewing the
circumstances leading to the construction
of a two-story six-room motel as an addi-
tion to a house in Cove Estates. No permit
had been obtained and construction was
stopped when the second story was ob-
served rising above a high hedge.
The homeowner's contractor professed
that a permit was in hand, but this was not
the case. The owner had obtained a con-
struction loan from a bank and paid the
contractor a substantial sum. In an attempt
to resolve the problem, the owner had been
invited to speak to Town Committee mem-
bers. She came and answered questions.
The homeowner was willing to convert
the bottom floor to a day care facility if
that would be acceptable and forego the
second story. She was advised to redesign
the ground floor, include parking and sub-
mit an application to Town Planning for
The delinquent application for this mo-
tel in a residential area had been deferred
by Town Planning as it was uncomfortable
with the concept. No parking had been
provided and access would have been on
the busy S.C. Bootle Highway which was
The balance of the meeting was spent
reviewing the budget, looking for any
available funds to be used by June 30, the
end of the fiscal year. Any funds remaining
at that time are returned to the Treasury.
Available funds will be applied to com-
pleting the gazebo and parking at the Union
Jack dock, adding sidewalks in the Marsh
Harbour business district and adding a sign
at Mermaid Reef concerning refuse. Im-
proving the boat ramp at Snake Cay was
mentioned, but it was felt that this facility
is used by the entire Central Abaco area
and these improvements should be under-
taken by the District Council.
Central Abaco District Council 17 June 09
This meeting was called for the singu-
lar purpose of opening bids for the restora-
tion of the old dump site in Dundas Town
which has been closed since the fall of
2008. Tenders had been requested for the
removal of the large quantities of junk ve-
hicles and machinery and for the levelling
of the area to make it suitable for possible
use as a nursery, recreational park or for
other public use.
Funds of $55,000 had recently been
returned to Council from Environmental
Health. This amount had been advanced
to Environmental Health last fall by Coun-
cil to make the landfill operational. This
amount was advanced with the understand-
ing that it would be paid back. It was this
amount that was now available and which
would be used for restoring the previous
Two bids were received, one for
$55,000 and one for $190,000. The lower
bid from local contractor Lawrence Collie
was accepted. The higher bid was from a
The scrap metal salvager, Bahamian
Richard Thomas of Arrow Recycling
from Nassau, had been invited to address
the Council by a member from the Marsh
Harbour Town Committee. After the bid
was accepted, he was invited into the meet-
ing. He was questioned extensively about
the disrespect he had shown local gov-
ernment members by removing the scrap
iron without getting permission. In reality
he had been paying several local trucking
companies to collect the scrap and take it
to the barge at the Murphy Town landing.
At that time he said that he had paid over
$100,000 into the local economy.
Council members agreed to visit the site
the next morning to see if they could get
the contractor to do additional work for the
same amount since there was less work to
do now. It was not expected that the site
could be totally restored for the $55,000.
Mr. Thomas was asked and agreed to be
The old Dundas Town dump is remarkably
by a salvge company. Council members are
the site to be used for other purposes.
present at the meeting at the dump site the
next morning so he could further explain
his salvage operation.
Council inspect old dump June 18
A few Council members met at the
dump site on the morning of June 18 with
the local contractor who was being given
the contract for restoring the site and with
the salvage operator who was removing the
scrap metal without charge.
Several Council members present at the
site were upset that they had not been noti-
fied of the meeting for opening the bids the
day before. Verbal exchanges were lively
between Council members who approved
of giving the contract for $55,000 to re-
store the site and those members who felt
that with much of the work already done,
the tender process should be revisited.
No conclusion was reached.
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July 1 2009
North Abaco News
By Vernique Russell
On July 9th-12th all roads lead to Coo-
per's Town for the Annual Cooper's Town
and Fire Road Homecoming. This year or-
ganizers have worked hard to bring you a
weekend of activities second to none. Call-
ing all residents to come and celebrate with
The awesome line up of activities for
this year homecoming includes a church
service, fashion/talent show, table games
tournaments, conch cracking, line fishing
tournament and much more. Lots of food
and drinks will be on sale and there will
be games for the children. The commit-
tee is inviting the public to bring out the
entire family to enjoy wholesome family
entertainment. The committee is looking
forward to a great celebration at the Home-
Father's Day Celebrations
Throughout communities all over the
world June 21st was observed as Father's
Day, a day that is set aside for children
to recognize the contribution of their fa-
thers to their well being and development.
Throughout North Abaco the celebrations
were very much alive as many adults as
well as children celebrated with their fa-
thers on his special day. Many churches
held special services that were followed
by a lunch receptions. Others held special
family gatherings and parties. Despite the
news reports that sales for this year's fa-
thers day gifts were down in comparison
to previous years, many persons still paid
tribute to their dads. Belated Father's Day
greetings are extended to all the fathers in
It is that time of the year again when
campers pack their bags to head to Camp
Abaco. Offering young people an experi-
ence where they have exciting outdoor
activities, chapel time, rap sessions and
much more. The camp has been open for
many years and has provided wholesome
fun since its inception. Children between
the ages of 6 and 21 can participate as
campers. The camp has counselors who
are trained and willing to work with the
campers. The low cost for a week at Camp
Abaco includes three meals daily. A ban-
quet is held at the end of the camp where
a camp queen and king are selected. The
camp is open to all. For further informa-
tion on Camp Abaco persons can contact
365-8097. Camp begins on July 5th.
The Police Camp
The Police Department is once again of-
fering its summer camp program in North
Abaco. Sessions are held daily from 9
a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Sherlin Bootle High
School. Children between the ages of 5 and
16 can participate in the camp. Discipline
plays a vital role in the camp as well as fire
safety, personal safety and other essential
topics. The camp features guest speakers
who offer real talk to their campers. The
police aks parents to send their children out
to be a part of this exciting program.
Friends of the Environment Camp
Friends of the Environment is once
again hosting two weeks of camp time.
Beginning on June 29th through July 9,
children between the ages of 6 to 13 can
participate. For older children the dates are
July 20 through July 31. For further infor-
mation, interested person can contact Mrs.
Laura Davis in Cooper's Town.
Treasure Cay Year in Review
The Treasure Cay Primary School had
a successful year and wishes to update the
public on its accomplishments.
The honor roll achievers have been dou-
Students achieving 2.0 GPA have in-
creased by 50 percent
The establishment of a media center
Wall of fame sponsored by teachers and
A thanksgiving service that allowed the
school to be a blessing to many of the el-
derly in the community.
The annual award ceremony sponsored
by Treasure Cay Limited
A successful book parade
Tree planting project with 1,000 trees
Treasure Cay Resort adopted the school
at the graduation ceremony last year and
has played a dynamic role in many of the
accomplishments at the school this year.
Special thanks are extended to the Trea-
sure Cay Resort and all other organization
and businesses, concerned residents and
parents who contributed to the success of
the school year.
Report Card Day
National Report Card Day was held
throughout the country on June 19th. Par-
ents flocked to the schools in North Abaco
to collect their children report cards. The
Sherlin Bootle High School is boasting a
high turn-out rate. The administrative team
has enforced stern policies concerning the
collection of report cards. Principal Huel
Moss is grateful for the cooperation of the
parents and guardians of its students. It the
belief of the administration that when par-
ents and teachers work together, more is
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cost of living but not in your paycheck?
Well, if you are then, it's your lucky day.
Introducing a new meal-on-wheels service
that will be rolling around easing the bur-
den with affordable breakfasts and lunches
in the North Abaco area. The wheels will
offer breakfast deals starting as low as $2
and lunch special as low as $8 inclusive
of a drink. There will also be sweet treats
and mini-lunch specials available. The
meals are scrumptious and will leave you
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Business Man Pass Away
The community of Treasure Cay was
shocked by the passing of business man
Prince Bodie on June 18th. He suffered
a massive heart attack that proved to be
fatal. He is the proprietor of Bodie's Car
Rental and has worked at the Treasure Cay
Resort in many capacities. He has played
an instrumental role in the community of
Treasure Cay assisting in many ways. He
leaves behind many to mourn his death.
The community of North Abaco, especial-
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ly Treasure Cay, expresses their sympathy
to the family in their hour of bereavement.
Eighteen years ago Mrs. Glendina Mills
came to Abaco as teacher at the Treasure
Cay Primary School. Mrs. Mills has been
committed to the development of her stu-
dents, proving herself to be a teacher
extraordinaire. When school opened in
September last year she was promoted to
Principal of the Green Turtle Cay Primary
School. Now Mrs. Mills will wave good-
bye to Abaco as she is being transferred to
her home in New Providence. The com-
munity of Treasure Cay says thank you to
Mrs. Mills for the work she accomplished
among our children.
A special thank you is extended to every-
one who supported the fair held in Black-
wood for Mrs. Eudean Reckley. It was
held at the basketball court. Mrs. Reckley
was flown into Nassau on a medical emer-
gency and has encountered medical bills.
Family and friends of Mrs. Reckley are
hosting a series of cook-outs to help de-
fray her medical cost. The fairs have been
a success and organizers are grateful for
the support that was showed.
The Cooper's Town and Fire Road
Homecoming Committee hosted a Fish
Fry and Fun Day to raise funds for hosting
their homecoming set for the Independence
holiday weekend on the Sherlin Bootle
High School grounds. Despite the rainfall,
the fun day was still a success.
Independence Church Service
To celebrate The Bahamas' 36th anni-
versary of Independence, a special church
service will be held at Full Gospel Assem-
bly of God Church in Treasure Cay at 3
p.m. on July 5th. This year's Independence
celebration will be all island events with
the first one in North Abaco. The commit-
tee is inviting the public to join them as
they celebrate as a community.
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team. The message of great hope founded
in the belief of Christianity brought inspi-
ration and purpose to many.
Revival Time Pentecostal Church in
Cooper's Town hosted its 20th Annual
Women's Conference. The conference
began on June 16th and climaxed on June
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Talking garbage again!
By John Hedden
The Bahamas Government certainly
needs a positive word from the Abaco pub-
lic for its approach to and implementation
of the garbage and waste removal around
Abaco. The idea of a sanitary landfill is a
definite plus, and the location in the Snake
Cay area is perhaps the best choice out of
a whole series of problematic alternatives.
The idea of supervision and implementa-
tion through the local government author-
ity is also a positive, if for no other reason
than passing responsibility from a remote
institution to a local hands on control. Cen-
tralised funding also removes the burden
from an undersubscribed local government
budget, but still allows local contract selec-
tion and oversight.
Finally, the discrete implementation of
an island-wide clean up with removal of
much of the steel and iron, and transfer to a
barge for export has done much to improve
the Abaco landscape. Kipco and the old
sugar mill site are such examples.
These are all great beginnings, but we
need to go much further, and the responsi-
bility rests with the local Abaco community
as a whole. The initiation of the programme
by central government needs follow up on
our part to keep the ball rolling.
As we all know, problems have begun
to develop, some predicted and others not
foreseen. Many of the problems result from
poor initial design and thoughtless imple-
mentation, but they must be dealt with now
before they grow too large. They include
a] The size and capacity of the landfill
itself, and the need for expansion
b] The eventuality of natural excesses
due to rains and storms, which overload
the systems and result in ground water con-
c] Oversight of contract operations to
ensure that physical and mechanical opera-
tons are followed through
d] Education of both the general pub-
lic and the operators to ensure their co-
With the above in mind I will point out
Garbage is actively being dumped in
the forest in small household quantities
and much larger commercial truck-size
loads. This is especially so on the bypass
road area between the airport roundabout
and S.C. Bootle Highway and also in the
reserve roads east of the well fields south
to Spring City. This is not being done by
either the commercial waste contractors or
government employees. This is the work of
private citizens and operators who are too
lazy, too nasty and too negligent to bother
with use of the proper facility. Waste con-
tractors do need to be brought to task for
not securing their loads properly, result-
ing in garbage blowing off the trucks onto
the highway and verges as the approach is
made along the Spring City highway. This
ultimately defeats the whole purpose of the
landfill and we end up with contaminated
lands, soils, and ground water systems.
Secondly is the liquid flow and use
within the landfill itself. Cells with liners
are constructed to handle the actual waste
deposits and the draining and recircula-
tion of the digestive liquids and leachate
through the mass of waste assisting with
its composting and breakdown. The use
of liners prevents contamination of the
surrounding environment. Unfortunately,
recent rains have exposed a design flaw
resulting in overflow of the liner cells and
contamination of the surrounding environ-
ment. Two concerns become immediately
apparent, the movement of contaminants
into the Snake Cay creek systems and di-
rect pollution of the fresh water lens in the
Spring City area. The long term effect is
Thirdly is the operation of the landfill
itself and the obligations of the contrac-
tor/operator of the facility. I distinctly get
the impression that landfill equipment is
not efficiently operating, and landfill op-
erations are somewhat haphazard, daily
topping with fill, levelling of the waste
all require operating tractors and equip-
ment. Somehow I get the feeling that this
is not happening. Is lack of maintenance
to blame? The chipper grinder mulcher is
working well and eats pallet morsels like a
hungry pig, spewing out mulch and chips
including the nails. Is this piece of equip-
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right now it is brand new. Are parts on
hand for maintenance and repair? I do be-
lieve that the operator contract calls for
continuous equipment operation including
equipment replacement in the eventuality
of a breakdown.
Fourthly is the actual oversight and
required planning on the part of local
government. Again I get the impression
that this is not being done, and the local
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councils and town committees have no
interest in the landfill despite having the
responsibility. Is anything being done to
deal with leachate overflow, waste dump-
ing in the forest, equipment breakdown on
site, future expansion needs and design im-
provements with time? What about proper
sorting and separation of refuse and re-
cyclables? Are any plans being made for
use of the transfer stations or are these just
wasted investment of public funds? After
all, don't forget that the public is paying
out almost $40,000 dollars every month
for the operation of this facility. This does
not include the money we invested to build
it in the first place. Are we getting our
money's worth? Was it a bad investment?
Next there is the question of future de-
mands and expansion of the existing facil-
ity to handle the present volume of waste
as well as the growth for handling future
increases. How will the landfill be expand-
ed and where? Will work be done to begin
sorting and separation?
There are answers to all of these ques-
tions, and they need to be found and then
Finally, I would like to briefly mention
another positive in island waste handling.
As some are aware, a large barge was re-
cently moored at Parkers in Murphy Town
and contracts were given to local truckers
and haulers to move large quantities of
steel and metal waste to the barge for ship-
ment abroad to be recycled. The net result
was that many areas of the island were re-
lieved of unsightly waste and rusty metals.
This included the old public dump site next
to Central Pines housing subdivision. Con-
gratulations to the Bahamian Government
for initiating this programme, hopefully,
throughout the Bahamas. This operation
needs to be ongoing and should include
other waste materials such as batteries,
glass and plastics, aluminum, copper and
alloys. Collection sites can be allocated for
these materials and should include the two
otherwise useless transfer stations previ-
ously built at great public expense. In fact,
the use of a single exporter would allow
for more efficient control and prevention
of the loss and theft of copper wiring by
both private and public enterprises on the
island. The final export site should be done
from an area at Snake Cay, which already
serves as a docking and transhipment area
for equipment and raw materials move-
ment into and out of Abaco. In fact, this
same site could be used as the final export
site for the whole Bahamas.
All of this sounds so positive, and we
the community have made a start. The
question remains: Are we capable of fol-
First Grade Spelling Bee was competitive
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Melissa Kathleen Thompson Hitt Sands
On Sunday, May 31, 2009, Marcus and
Melissa set out (or an afternoon of fun crab-
bing along the Capt. Earnest Dean Highway,
an afternoon that would end in tragedy and
changed l ives forever.
Melissa's life Was taken in a tragic acci-
dent When the (vehicle they Were in Went off
the road and into a utility pole. Her husband
Marcus was airlifted to Nassau where he re-
mains in hospital.
Melissa leaves behind her husband, Marcus Sands, three beauti-
(ul little girls, Dayna and Kelsey Hill (by preVious marriage to Dale
Hill of Marsh Harbour) and Jenna Sands. Parents Dan and Sharlyne
Thompson and Brother Stacy, Grand(ather Percy Thompson, Grand-
mother Elsie Thomspon (predeceased), Grandparents Serviea and
Vivian Albury (predeceased), Nephew Brandin Thompson, Adopted
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Soul Saving Ministries grooming and hygiene and current matters, given verses to learn to help them. At the Bahama who danced. Also present to woo
Pastor Lawrence Arnett stated that he is end of the structured groups, the girls were the crowd was comedian Simone Beneby
Launches Girls Program moved by the interest of the ladies to intro- treated to refreshments, and got a taste of from Nassau. Persons holding the lucky
By Samantha V. Evans duce this group to the church. He believes some of the foods things they will learn ticket numbers won trips and other surpris-
GLOW, Girls Leaning on Women, is that this is very timely as he has foreseen to make such as making decorative fruit, es. The event was organized by Dannyca
the name of the girls' program launched by such a program at the church long before cakes, sandwiches, towel folding, crafts Miller of Friendship Tabernacle Church.
Soul Saving Ministries on June 6th. The it came to be. He stated that the church is and tie dyeing. Pastor Silbert Mills stated that he would
ground work for the program began two located strategically in Central Pines where STOMP Dance held at like to do something like this once every
weeks previously as leaders and interested they have the opportunity to touch many month to give the youth in particular some-
ladies from the church discussed plans for lives, and he is honored to be the pastor of Friendship Tabernacle where positive to go to have fun so that
the program and distributed flyers through- this church. By Samantha V. Evans they do not get into mischief.
out Central Pines Estates. The meeting was On the day of the program, 25 girls at- On June 6th the church hall at Friend- Z pt
chaired by Sherinette Norville-Smith, who tended ranging in age from 2 to 18, and ship Tabernacle was transformed to host Zion Baptist Convention
brought the vision to the group. She has they all had something positive to do during STOMP Praise Dance Extravaganza. This By Samantha V. Evans
years of experience working with girls' the two hours. The teens had many ques- event brought dancers and performers to- During the month of May Zion Bap-
groups and stated her excitement to now be tions in their groups which the facilitators gether for an explosive night of entertain- tist Church Abaco District held its annual
a part of a group at her local church. She answered. The girls were told that by at- ment for young and old to congregate in convention at the Zioin Baptist Church in
believes that this is one of her ministries tending this program, they will learn what a comfortable environment. Praise dancers Murphy Town under the theme God with
and recruited a group of ladies who have God has instructed them to do and that is were present from Friendship Tabernacle, Us. The convention began May 11th and
the same passion. The group discussed the to learn how to become women of excel- Latter Rain Church, Change Ministries, ended on the 17th.
areas they will emphasize including eti- lence, dignity, and character. They were Abaco Youth Ministries, First Assemblies This year's convention marked the 47th
quette training, crafts, cooking and baking, of God, Grace Baptist and Zion Baptist. P/easesee Church Page 17
There was a guest performer from Grand
GLOW is a newly formed girls' group at Soul Saving Ministries in Dundas Town. The Friendship Tabernacle hosted young people from many churches for a STOMP Praise
girls enjoy the meetings where they learn about morals and ethics as well crafts, eti- Dance Extravaganza. Seven churches particpated to entertain the audience with praise
quette, cooking and baking. It's also a time of socializing and enjoying being together. dancing and comedian shows. Pastor Silbert Mills would like to make this a monthly event.
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ASAPH to Come to Abaco ASAPH 2010 in Abaco. This event was to Loves Kids everywhere they go and their
Church From Page 6 a .Evans give Abaco a taste of what ASAPH is all travels have taken them to many parts of
S f Aac st. n th r Ac t a tt AA n about. Once the event is held, it will be the world including the Middle East. The
session for the Abaco District. On the Fri- Abaco got a taste of ASAPH 2009 on activities during this week included Bible
day night of the convention, the youth held May 17th at Grace Baptist Church. Guest done on a large scale as Nassau act es durg ths week clouded B
their activities so that they could display speakers came to the island and spoke at Vacation Bible School at teachings, making of puppets, bracelets
and sandals, story telling, singing and
their talents. On that night youth from each services at Latter Rain Church, Friendship International Gospel Mission dancing and a lot of outdoor fun.
of the Zion churches on Abaco spoke for Tabernacle and Grace Baptist. The focus By Samantha V. Evans On the last day the students had water
ten minutes on the convention topic. The of the sermons was on worship and the For the past 27 years Pastor Robin balloon fights and made crafts. Pastor Rob-
youth gave their view of what this topic various ways it can be done. They spoke Weatherford has hosted Vacation Bible in was very pleased with the participation
means to them and the importance of hav- of the value of worship in their personal School at his church in Marsh Harbour, of the kids and hopes that they will remem-
ing God in their lives in this day. Some of relationship with God, how it can help International Gospel Mission. He had a ber what was taught. He explained that this
them spoke of the experiences they have improve a situation and result in a life team from Tampa come to spearhead the year's camp was different from the rest as
and how having knowledge of God and His changing breakthrough and how churches one-week activity which took place from for the first time; they had a very good
expectations has helped them to make good can improve their worship for the honor June 15-19th. The group was led by Pastor showing of Bahamian kids. On some days
choices. and glory of God. Sister Judy Bowe of St. Mike Richards from Oakwood Community there were as many as 120 kids which was
The district superintendent for Abaco Thomas spoke at Friendship Tabernacle Church. He brought with him a team of 16 great. He is extremely happy that they can
and Pastor of Zion Baptist in Murphy Church, Pastor Mark Bethel of Bahamas persons consisting of students from grades spread the word of God to the kids so that
Town, Rev. Christopher R. Dean, gave Faith Ministries spoke at Latter Rain and 6 to 12 and adults. The team had attended they can begin to make life choices that are
the youth a charge. Also during this night Rev. Nicole Holder spoke at Grace Baptist. training to prepare for the Vacation Bible pleasing in the sight of God.
a number of youth praise dance teams That evening the church hall of Grace Bap- School. They take the message of God
and soloists performed. Each speaker was tist Church came alive as a praise concert
awarded a trophy of participation while was held. Church praise teams, dancers
many others won door prizes. The night and performers were invited to participate
ended on a high note with light refresh- resulting in a dynamic evening of family
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July 1 2009
Abaco wants to improve
its tourism product
By Michelle Mikula
In an effort to sustain the optimal deliv-
ery of services to the visitors who choose
to visit this destination, the Abaco Tourist
Office has brought together a cross section
of people from both the private and public
sectors to form the Abaco Tourism Leader-
The Council, which was formed in April
of this year, is made up of 20 members and
officers who meet monthly to discuss and
address matters that are affecting the over-
all tourism product in Abaco. The officers
selected to lead the Council are Chairper-
son, Claude Sawyer; Deputy Chairper-
son, Bridgette Reckley; Secretary, Judy
Johnston; Assistant Secretary, Glender
Knowles; and Public Relations, Whitney
First on the agenda for the Abaco Tour-
ism Leadership Council is to address con-
cerns related to airlift and safety and secu-
rity. There is a general consensus that the
state of Abaco's current airlift product is
making it difficult for visitors and residents
to fly in and out of this destination. As it
relates to safety and security concerns, the
predominant view is that much more must
be done to create visitor awareness of the
safety and security measures that are avail-
able to them on Abaco.
The Council will direct these concerns
to central government officials, includ-
ing Members of Parliament and govern-
ment ministers with responsible for these
issues and related areas. Also, preceding
the submission of the information to the
decision makers, in order to determine
that the points and recommendations are
valid, the council members will engage
in assessment exercises, utilizing a scien-
tific approach. The intention is to engage
a continuous process which will drive for
resolutions of identified concerns before
the council will then introduce other mat-
ters to be addressed.
Spanish Cadets attend
service before travel
By Samantha V. Evans
This Father's Day was not only spe-
cial for Father's, it was special for five
Foreign Language Cadets who are pre-
paring to spend one month in Costa Rica.
On June 21st the students along with the
Ministry of Tourism staff, worshiped at
New Beginnings Household of Faith (for-
merly Abaco Youth Ministries) to receive
a covering prayer of blessings and words
of encouragement before they travel. Pas-
tor Emmit Archer and the church family
welcomed them warmly and he delivered
a message that spoke of the importance of
family especially the role of fathers who are
the foundation of the unit. Millie Dawkins,
Tourism's local Foreign Language Cadet
coordinator, gave the congregation an
overview of the program including the se-
lection. The program that was started on
Abaco in January 2007 promotes the study
of bilingual students in The Bahamas.
The students will be traveling along
with Ms. Dawkins on July 4th to meet with
cadets from Nassau and Freeport before
traveling to Costa Rica. The five students
who will be traveling from Abaco are Joy
Archer of St. Francis de Sales, Shaquille
Jones of Abaco Central High, Shannon
Paul of Abaco Central High, Charmon
McIntosh of Forest Heights and Stephanie
Sweeting of Forest Heights. The entire trip
Please see Tourism Page 79
These five students are the Spanish Cadets who have spent the past six months intensely
studying Spanish in a variety ofpractical situations. Their final experience will be to live
with a Spanish-speaking family in Costa Rica for a month while learning the language
and culture of that country. They leave on their trip on July 4. They are Joy Archer of St.
Francis de Sales School, Shaquille Jones of Abaco Central High School, Shannon Paul
of Abaco Central High, Stephanie Sweeting of Forest Heights Academy and Charmon
Mclntosh of Forest Heights Academy. They will be accompanied by Tourism staff member
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to Costa Rica is sponsored by the Ministry
excelled in competition
On June 15 the Abaco Tourism office
presented Brandon Weatherford and Dil-
lian Roberts with their winnings from the
Coastal Awareness School Competition
that was held throughout The Bahamas.
The students were asked to create artwork
for a bumper sticker that would promote
cleanliness and preservation of our envi-
Brandon Weatherford, a student of
Man-O-War Primary School, won First
Place in the Primary Category. Brandon
will receive a digital camera, a trophy and
a certificate. Dillian Roberts is a student
of Forest Heights Academy and won Third
Place in the Secondary Category. Dil-
lian will receive a trophy, certificate and
attendance at the Eco Tourism Camp on
Andros. Nicholas Schrack, a student of
Forest Heights Academy, received honour-
able mention in the Secondary Category.
Nicholas will receive a certificate and at-
tendance at the Eco Tourism Camp on An-
All these awards were won in a nation-
wide competition. Abaco students are re-
ally showing up well.
Keep Abaco Beautiful
By Mirella Santillo
After a couple of preliminary meetings
in February, Ms. Bernadette Hall is now
well anchored as the Executive Director
of Keep Abaco Beautiful, and the program
has resumed in full swing and with a stron-
Because of the number of projects to be
tackled and the scope of the vision, Ms.
Hall divided the Keep Abaco Beautiful
committee into three sub-committees re-
sponsible for Education, Litter Prevention
and Beautification. This became effective
April 28th. Each committee comprises
members from the Ministry of Tourism
and Friends of the Environment along with
ConA at4lHl ions!
others, and each committee meeting will be
chaired by Ms. Hall, who will coordinate
the decisions made by the individual com-
The Education Committee met on May
8th at the Ministry of Tourism Office to
define the role of that committee which
is to educate people to take responsibility,
to promote a consciousness of the environ-
ment among the residents of the communi-
ties by involving volunteers and students in
various projects, to seek the support of the
business community, and to complete the
KAB agenda for the reminder of the year.
A plan of action to organize the first two
events, a clean-up on Stede Bonnet Road
and another clean-up along the by-pass
road from the Marsh Harbour airport were
put in place. The by-pass road, recently
opened from the Marsh Harbour round-
about to S.C. Bootle Highway, has become
a dumping site for all kind of trash. It was
suggested that a way to control the prob-
lem after the clean-up would be to enroll
volunteers to monitor that road and report
infractions to the authorities. The possible
placement of a dumpster in that area was
discussed as well as the ensuing problem
of pick-up and costs involved.
The Beautification Committee's first
project of the season was the landscap-
ing of the area around the bus stop at the
Dundas Town round-about. Further im-
provement and planting of that area were
discussed during the first meeting of the
committee on May 21st as well as the
beautification of the recently built gazebo
next to the Union Jack dock.
Ms. Hall announced that the Best Kept
Yard competition will include all the
mainland of Abaco this year. The North
Abaco Best Kept Yard Competition com-
mittee will be chaired by Ms. Yvette Mc-
Intosh and in Sandy Point by Ms. Della
Kelly. The Central Abaco Best Kept Yard
Competition committee is still under Mr.
Jack Hardy. The competition will be offi-
cially launched at the Keep Abaco Beauti-
ful Award Ceremony on September 12th.
Deadline for entries will be September
30th. The criteria will be uniform for
the various areas participating but some
changes were made in last year's prerequi-
sites. New application forms can be picked
up at Friends of the Environment or at the
Ministry of Tourism Office. There will
be many exciting prizes, including cash,
plants, tools, patio decorating items and
more. The winners will be announced and
the prizes awarded during the Christmas
Festival on December 5th.
Thanks to Bill Albury
I wish to take this opportunity to extend my profound appreciation and sincere gratitude to
Mr. Bill Albury and the fine crew of William Albury Construction for their recent donation to the
community of Man-O-War Cay.
A few weeks ago, William Albury Construction was awarded the contract for repairs to the
Upper Public Dock in Man-O-War Cay.
Before beginning the job, Mr. Albury made mention to me of his desire to put in a much
needed ramp at the end of the dock to assist our elderly and handicapped getting on and off the
boats. I wholeheartedly agreed, citing the importance of aiding the elderly and handicapped, and
also noting that the project was long overdue. When I asked Mr. Albury, "What would be the ad-
ditional cost of installing such a ramp?" he replied, "This will be a donation to the community from
William Albury Construction." I then thanked him for his gift to the community.
This gift to the community was so fitting coming from William Albury Construction, being that
Mr. Eddie (Bill's father), who founded the construction company 39 years ago, always showed much
concern for the wellbeing of the sick and the elderly. Today, we are still witnessing Mr. Eddie's
compassion through his son, Bill. Speaking as a local government practitioner, it is so enriching to
witness genuine community partnership, as William Albury Construction has graciously blessed our
community with this much needed amenity.
Again, and on behalf of the community of Man-O-War Cay, our sincere thanks and apprecia-
tion to Bill and his crew for your generosity and labour of love. May God's richest blessings be
yours in return.
Jeremy T. Sweeting, Chief Councillor
We formed ourselves and were successful in supporting the abol-
ishment of longlining in the Bahamas and implementing a "banned
season" during spawning months for our beloved Nassau Grouper to
ensure its survival.
Now, we are expanding our goals to stop the foreign charter boat
operations and their captains, stop poaching, and further protect our
Bahamian fishing grounds and marine resources for future Bahamian
MARINE RESOURCES ARE
BEING DEPLETED FAST!
Please join us, become a member and voice your ideas. All are
welcome commercial fishermen, weekend fishermen, professionals
and concerned citizens.
As a united group from all of Abaco and anticipating further ex-
pansion to include all the Bahama Islands,
WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE AND
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For futher info or to join our organization,
please call: 366-0266 or 366-3143
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More North Abaco News
Sidewalk is being
built in Fire Road
By Elaine Fenelus
The Prime Minister of the Bahamas and
Minister of Parliament for North Abaco
is building sidewalks in his constituency.
A group of approximately 25 to 30 men
are working tirelessly on this project that
will certainly be beneficial to the Fire Road
and Cooper's Town communities. It began
three weeks ago and there has been signifi-
cant progress so far. This project, howev-
er, is a very long and tedious process. This
includes measuring, digging up enormous
piles of dirt and grass, the use of wood and
steel to effectively pour the cement to cre-
ate a firm, flawless and fully-functional
sidewalk. The road is extremely narrow
and motorists frequently drive recklessly,
which can be dangerous for children in the
neighborhood. These sidewalk will be able
to generate some form of safety for all pe-
destrians. Our school children will be able
to walk on the streets feeling safer.
in Fire Road
By Elaine Fenelus
In our society today, young people of-
ten find themselves in mischief on a daily
basis because of the lack of constructive
extra-curricular activities being provided
for them. Therefore, a basketball court
was built in 2006 in Fire Road to provide
recreation for young boys and girls. This
basketball court is located on Andrew's
Avenue in Fire Road and is the most
popular place in Fire Road. Every after-
noon an enthusiastic squad of boys, men
and sometimes girls flock to the basketball
court to engage in an enjoyable round of
basketball. Lights and benches were placed
on this basketball court which enable the
dedicated players to continue performing
their unique basketball skills. Sometimes
these motivated and determined basketball
players stay on the court until around ten
o'clock. The basketball court has really
helped to keep the young boys in Fire Road
away from the many troubles that often
present themselves. The basketball court
also allows the boys and young men to
express themselves in a positive manner.
When they are out there on the court, they
express themselves by dunking the ball
and dribbling the ball in a passionate way.
clothing store opens
By Elaine Fenelus
In December 2008 Diamond's Boutique
and Convenience Store opened its doors to
the community of Fire Road. Its propri-
etor is Shatara Pinder. The convenience
store supplies breadbasket items such as
rice, flour, bread and more. Chips, juices,
ice cream, can goods, and miscellaneous
items are sold at affordable prices. The
boutique section of this store contains a
variety of beautiful and exquisite acces-
sories such as fashion earrings, bracelets,
hair accessories and more. They also have
a wide range of fashionable outfits for
young ladies who have an undying passion
Please see North Page 21
The residents of Fire Road are pleased that the town will soon have a sidewalk all along
the main road. Three contractors were awarded contracts to construct the sidewalk.
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Silent Auction to aid Mike Malone
handmade quilt is
on display at Cher-
okee Food Fair and s e
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.
We would like to thank everyone
who helped to make the
MIKE MALONE MEDICAL FUND RAISER
such a grand success!
Special thanks to the Rotary Club of Abaco, Abaco Hard-
ware and so many others who helped to
organize the event and carry it through to completion.
There are far too many names to list individually.
We also wish to extend our gratutude to those who came
out and gave their support on the day of the event.
A great big Thank You to everyone!
The Malone Family
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The Abaconian Section B Page 21
North From Page 20
for fashion and shoes that will accentuate
these unique outfits. Diamond's Boutique
and Convenience Store has become very
convenient to the Fire Road community.
The days of hitchhiking a ride to Cooper's
Town for sliced bread, butter, egg or even
phone cards are absolutely over. Now, all
Fire Roadians have to do is take a stroll
to Diamond's to purchase those very es-
sential items. If you need to buy a gift for a
friend and you don't have much time, just
step into Diamond's Boutique and I assure
you that you will find what you are looking
for. Diamond's Boutique and Convenience
Store has made it trouble free for all Fire
Roadians to buy their necessities.
Vision leads woman to
build community center
By Canishka Alexander
Mother Mildred Thomas has known
God for a long time. In fact, she has been
a member of the Church of God for 42
years. She and her husband Pastor Hay-
ward Thomas have been at New Haven
Church of God in Crown Haven since 1991
after leaving Freeport.
That was the same year Mother Thomas
said she received the name of the commu-
nity center she had been given a vision to
build some 17 years before while attending
a world conference in California. Adding
works to her unshakeable faith in God, she
used the funds she had to begin the build-
ing two years ago. Unfortunately, a storm
tore down her progress on the building for
her community center. Despite this unfor-
tunate circumstance, Mother Thomas is not
giving up. She is determined to build the
community center that will bear the name:
Soul Saving Station. In the meantime, she
has been saving. Whether it is the dona-
tions she's been depositing on a bank ac-
count or the linen she received from a man
visiting from Greece.
Mother Thomas said she has half of
the center's floor poured as well as some
leftover plywood and shingles, but for the
moment, things are at a standstill. The
funds are a great help, but she also needs
people to volunteer their time and help out
where they can. She said the ones who
will probably reap the benefits of what she
is planning to offer to the community just
can't see what she is working toward.
Nevertheless, the community center
will house an office, bedrooms, kitchen
and counseling room that will be put to
good use for the missionaries who will
come, for children who need to be fed or
a need a place to stay, and for the young
women whom she will counsel or simply
be there to talk to.
Twice she repeated a phrase that sums
up the work she's looking to accomplish
once Soul Saving Station is completed.
"Whosoever will, let them come," Moth-
er Thomas reverently stated.
Magician performs for ECC
Abaco Beach Resort and HMY Yacht Sales provided entertainers to perform magic for
the students of Every Child Counts. They were brought in to entertain the participants of
the Billfish Blast Fishing Tournament. The students greatly enjoyed the show, learning
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The answer is on
page21. 9 2 8
Every Sudoku game 5 7 9
begins with a number of
squares already filled in.
The more squares that 2 3 4
are known, the easier
it is to figure out which 9 8 2
numbers go in the open
squares. As you fill in 4 6 1
squares correctly, op-
tions for the remaining 7 3 1 8 9
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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
Dundas Town shop space across from Long
Bay School for rent. Monthly rental payment
amounts are negotiable. Contact Justin Mc-
Donald at 242-702-2031 (work), 242-376-3822
(cell) days or 242-361-0821 (home) nights
Casuarina Pt. Tastefully furnished 3 bed 2
bath house for rent, central air with beach views.
$1,200 month. Ph. 367-2431.
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/212 bath, op-
posite Abaco Beach Resort, long/ short term.
$1350 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
Package Deal Three parcels of land on Abaco
Lot 1 Near Leisure Lee entrance, size of lot
119' on the hwy and runs 375' deep
Lot 2 Lot in Sweeting's Vilage, leveled with
rock wall around property, ready for building
Size 100' x 100' located on third cross road
Lot 3 Lot in Baker's Creed Subdivisioin,
highest lot in subidivision, size 100' x 100'
Price Nett $185,000
Phone 242-365-6058 242-477-5944
Bahama Palm Shores Lot, $126K, Ocean
front. Build your dream home. Claudia 786-412-
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.
Water front lots in Little Abaco
W- mm rmammi m
Pine Bay, Little Abaco The most affordable
water front lots w/ paved road and electricity in
the Bahamas! Starting at $39,500. Owner fmanc-
ing reserve now with $500 Call 427-5316
Scotland Cay four bedroom house on the
beach. $800,000 firstname.lastname@example.org 651-484-
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 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
Diamante Dental Clinic
Dr. J. Denise Archer D.D.S.
Garnett Archer Mem. Bldg., Suite #6
Queen Elizabeth Drive
Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas
Dr. J. Denise Archer
Dr. Christopher Varga
Dr. S. Andre Rollins
for July date
WE ACCEPT DENTAL INSURANCE
Page 22 Section B The Abaconian
July 1 2009
By Julian Lockhart
The Bahamas Electrical Corporation
(BEC) on Abaco is up to its old tricks once
again as it has started its load shedding to
help maintain the stress of summer use on
However, to the consumers this load
shedding has become a serious pain as they
have to deal with daily disruption in ser-
vice, hours of no electricity especially
in the middle of the day and consistent
stress on their appliances from the elec-
trical surges. This is a yearly, on-going,
problem with BEC and it offers no apolo-
gies, radio announcements or any form of
courtesy to its customer base on Abaco.
Why should consumers have to suffer
from the inadequacy of the company they
are purchasing a product from? Maybe it
is because BEC is owned and run by the
government of The Bahamas. There is no
competition and it knows people have no-
where else to go.
This is what happens when there is a
monopoly, the consumer suffers and the
company offering the service, especially if
government-based, doesn't same to care to
step up to the plate and ensure world class
I wonder if this problem will persist for
the entire summer and continue to affect
people's lives as they deal with hours of
heat on a daily basis.
The company always asks consumers to
be patient with them as they figure out a
way to offer better service to the public.
Over the years BEC has released that they
are trying to upgrade their machines to of-
fer better service to their customers. The
promise has gone on deaf ears as the con-
sumers are tired of empty promises and are
awaiting actual results where they don't
have to worry about daily disconnections.
Last year when electricity prices rose
through the roof because of the price of
crude oil, Abaconians paid their bills be-
cause they had to. Otherwise, their elec-
tricity would have been disconnected.
What is most disturbing about that is you
hear all the time how this government offi-
cial or business or government office owes
thousands or tens of thousands of dollars to
BEC in back payments and yet their elec-
tricity is still on.
However, a single mother of three,
struggling to pay her bills has her electric-
ity disconnected because she owes $300.
The excuse the company gives is that it is
computer generated and there is nothing
they can do. So why doesn't the computer
generate the same disconnection orders for
the big wigs in government or the busi-
nesses who owe thousands.
The Bahamas Electrical Corporation
will continue to offer sub par service and
put consumers in uncomfortable positions
throughout the summer months because
frankly they know there is nowhere else to
go. They don't seem to care.
So as consumers we have to sit back,
enjoy the ride and just deal with the consis-
tent interruption of service throughout the
summer. What else can we do?
Answer to previous puzzle
SBEC Once Again
If you would like your church
listed here, call 367-2677
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Dundas Town Church of God
Where Everybody Is Somebody and Jesus Is Lord!
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 |J Saves
We exist to:
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
9:30 & 11
11 a.m & 7 p.m.
11 a.m. & 7 p.m.
Daily, Weekly or
elbow cay arts
Ph. 242-366-0530 VHF Ch 16
Off Season Rates Available
Call Us for Special Rates
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
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
S Servicing the entire Abaco
With dependable service
Office Location: Forest Drive
Cell Phone: 458-0692
t MARINE, LTD
Outboard Sales & Service
Ph: 242-365-8556 VHF Ch. 16
on the highway south of Treasure Cay
Ron Paul Cabinets Plus
opposite Lowe's Pharmacy
Phone: 367-0541 367-0546
Kitchen Cabinets 2" Faux Blinds
Commercial and Residential Carpets
Carpet Accessories and Installation
Commercial & residential carpets
now in stock
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soned in advance with Ishmael Morley's
homemade marinade (secret ingredients
not available for publishing) so there was a
constant flow of people throughout the day
coming to retrieve their meals.
The evening ended with a "step show"
competition between the BEC and Man-
goes clubs, held in the church hall, which
ended with BEC winning the contest.
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 AlAnon group
meet in the Treasure Cay Community
Center on Mondays at 7:30 p.m.
Please call 357-6511 for additional
Big Cat Equipment
Rentals: Backhoe Dump Trucks
* D3, D5 & D8 Tractors Payloaders
* Land clearing
* Fill, rock, sand, soil
* Trenching Foundations
Tel: 242-367-2655 Fax: 242-367-2464
Cell: 242-577-5322 242-359-6839
Pete's Pub raised money for
Sandy Point summer camp
By Mirella Santillo
Friends of the Environment's second
annual fund raising for its Summer Camp
program took place on June 20th again at
Pete's Pub in Little Harbour. In spite of
threatening weather, a good crowd showed
up to express its support, albeit perhaps not
as numerous as the previous year.
The function started as a social event, a
pretext to gather at Pete's Pub to enjoy the
food and the drinks and on that Saturday af-
ternoon, the music of Jim Fire and the Goat
Peppers specially hired for the function.
Under an ink black sky that did not
seem to bother anyone, the beginning of
the auction began. Michael Albury put his
auctioneer's hat back on, a role that seems
to fall on him automatically lately.
Many items were on the auction block,
all donated, ranging from nature trips to
bartending skills to catering to creek snor-
keling. One could bid on a trip with Caro-
line Stahala to monitor parrot nests in the
Abaco National Park, go whale watching
with Diane Claridge, explore caves with
Nancy Albury, enjoy the services of a
professional bartender for an evening with
Leigh Davis, sail to Crackers P's and par-
take in a lunch for four, sail on the well
known Abaco Rage for a morning or view
Abaco from the sky on a helicopter ride.
The band offered its services for a party
and the catering services of Maria Silvester
were bought for a special dinner for four at
home. A dinner at Pete's Pub was on the list
as well as an autographed copy of An Artist
on His Island by Randolph Johnston. Cakes,
a tub full of Sands beer, bottles of wine and
more, all went to the highest bidders.
Overall, it was a great event, not as suc-
cessful as last year in terms of financial
achievement, but still rewarding as far as
the commitment of the public towards this
LIdisI IoU VI*UV I LIOtll llL
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@
Electric Golf Cart: Club Car 2004 model.
Batteries, cart and charger. Good condition.
Only $3500.Call 577-0534
05 Dodge Magnum, runs well, red, 6 cyl,
auto, A/C. $28,000 OBO 475-8141
05 Chevy Equinox $16,500 OBO 2 bed apt
Central Pines, fully furnished, central A/C,
washer & dryer. $1125/ mo. Call 367-0691
Ford Ranger extd cab, HD truck, auto plus
overdrive, perfect condition throughout, load-
ed. $8750. Call 458-0525
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
17 cu. ft. fridge, almond color. $850 contact
367-3101 or 359-6247
Electric stove, ent. stand, futon, dresser w/
mirror. Call 367-2128 (9am-5pm, Mon-Fri)
Pro Windsurfer: BicSports 2006 Nova 8',
sail 3.5 meters. Perfect condition. Only $1800.
8'6" Aqualine inflatable, 2007, Capacity 3
pers. 660 lbs, Hull PVC, max HP rating 10,
Asking price $500 e-mail
17' Nautilus Power Cat, 2001, 50 HP Johnson
with aluminum trailer. Excellent cond. DUTY
PAID, Abaco reg, fishing license $6,500 ONO
375-8777 or 772-288-9941
18' Parker '93, 140 HP Mercury, '03, new
hydraulic steering, new cable, self bail,
$7,000 ONO Ph 365-5140.
18' Key Largo, 2002, center console, 90
HP Mercury engine, 2007. Very low hours
$13,000 Ph 367-6143 or 357-6540
18' Outrage Boston Whaler 140 HP Mer-
cury, very good condition. $15,500 Contact
365-6502 or 475-8768
21' Formula, 125HP Evinrude Comercial, w/
Trailer, "Fishing Machine." asking $8900 OBO
Call 367-2128 (9am-5pm, Mon-Fri)
22' Aquasport 1972 w/ 75 HP Mercury,
needs TLC. Asking price $4K current survey
of $5800 (survey available) Ph. Keith Albury
365-6007 days, 365-6140 after 5 pm
22' Rosborough Sea Skiff, 1997, Honda 90,
291 hrs. trailer, DUTY PAID. well equipped.
at Outboard Shop. Asking $25,000. Call 519-
23' Centre walk around, 1998, cuddy cabin,
1998 225 HP Yamaha engine (900 hrs) in-
cludes hard top, v-bunks, stove, 100 gal gas,
VHF, outriggers, 20 gal water, compass,
depth finder, DUTY PAID. $55,000. For seri-
ous inauires call 242-357-6540 / 242-365-6143
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
26' Pursuit w/ twin 200 hp Yamahas w/ alu-
minum trailer. Asking $16,5000 Call 367-2700
29' Blackfin Combi, 1989, with twin 2006
225 HP Yamaha 4 strokes (<400 hr). Marlin
tower with dual co ntrols. Asking $75K OBO.
Great fishing boat! Call 366-4155.
33 Grady White 330 Express, 2002, with twin
225 Yamahas. Fully loaded with all standard
equipment including A/C and generator PLUS
Lee Outriggers, Pompanette Leaning post,
Northstar 962 Chartplotter with Bahamas charts,
Furuno 1933 Navnet GPS Chartplotter, depth
sou nder, 48 mile radar, Simrad Autopilot,
Icom VHF. Priced to sell at $150,000 OBO
Will consider trades. Located in Treasure Cay.
Call Dave @ 242-365-8529 or 705-812-1405 or
33' Morgan OI, 3 cyl. turbo charged Yanmar.
Perfect live aboard or cruiser. DUTY PAID.
Too many extras to list. Go to www.abacoboat.
com or call 242-475-3149
Support the Cancer Society
Donate Used Items to Be Sold in
Their Thrift Shop Call 367-3744 for info
Do you need help with
POS Installation, Setup or Training?
We support our clients
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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 fl. 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. PS10630
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 S595,000.
GREAT ABACO CLUB: 7,630 sq. ft. canalfront lot in a gated community. Nearby
amenities including pool, tennis courts, and beach. $260,000. AS10731
Charming residence designed with
two, 2 bedroom, 2 bath apartments,
a large 2 car garage and utility room.
$580,000. Ref. AB11158
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
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
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
3 bedroom, 3 bath hilltop cottage
with a private 140 ft. dock. Ideal
family home or vacation getaway.
$2,395,000. Ref. PS10662
THE ABACO CLUB, WINDING BAY
Exquisite 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath golf
course residence with pool. Within
a golf club and sporting retreat.
$3,995,000. Ref. AS10701
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9,826 sq. ft lot just
south of Hope Town Set-
tlement Ideal as a
homesite, and is one of
the rare properties avail-
able here suited for com-
THE ABACO CLUB RITZ-
CARLTON, WINDING BAY
1.626 acre beachfront es-
tate offering 200 ft. of
beach, seclusion and pri-
vacy with the 5-star re-
sources of The Abaco
Club just minutes away.
GREAT GUANA CAY
Cozy 2 bedroom, 1 bath cottage fea-
turing a screened-in Bahama Room
$150,850. Ref. AS11033
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Private 2 bedroom, 2 bath house
with a relaxing deck, large workshop,
and central air. Near all amenities.
$249,000. Ref. AS11141
4 bedroom boater's haven featuring
10 ft. ceilings, a large covered patio,
dock pier, and a relaxing ambience.
$850,000. Ref. AS1100B
MARSH HARBOUR THE BLUFF AT WINDING BAY
Private 5 bedroom estate with free- 2.09 acre property with dramatic
form pool, and 10 ft. ceilings. Ideal cliffs, gorgeous vistas, 'blow hole',
retirement home or vacation villa, and nearby luxury amenities.
$1,060,000. Ref. AS11005 $4,900,000. Ref. AS11130
NORTH END, ELBOW CAY MARSH HARBOUR COMMERCIAL
19,974 sq. ft- oceanfront lot with 120 2 acre commercial site with building,
ft. of beach and foundation for a in need of repair, ideal for office
2,600 sq. ft., 4 bedroom home. spaces. Ideal for a shopping plaza-
$695,000. Ref. AS11144 $750,000. Ref. AS11108
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Rare opportunity to purchase this
6,575 sq. ft commercial building on
1 5 acres. Great investment
$795,000. Ref. AS11118
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