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Publication Date: July 15, 2009
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I4 aAbaconian

VOLUME 17 NUMBER 14 JULY 15th, 2009

36th year Independence is celebrated

Island-wide celebrations brought Abaconians together
By Samantha V. Evans
A week of activities was planned by
the Independence Committee to celebrate
the 36th birthday of The Bahamas. Under
the theme The Bahamas at 36 Towards
a Common Loftier Goal, the first activity
was the All Abaco Gospel Concert held
in Sandy Point on July 3rd. This was fol-
lowed on July 5th by an ecumenical ser-
vice held at the Full Gospel Assembly in
Treasure Cay.
The climax on Independence eve, July
9, was a cultural extravaganza held in
Marsh Harbour at Dove Plaza. The pro-
gram was filled with entertainment by
Abaco locals who performed their best to
help Abaco celebrate The Bahamas' 36th
Remarks were brought throughout the
evening by officials. Senior Island Ad-
ministrator Cephas Cooper explained that
while in other parts of the world people
struggle for their freedom, The Bahamas
Gained its independence peacefully on July
10th, 1973, and 36 years later this coun-
try is still enjoying its freedom to the envy
of the rest of the region. As this country
The Royal Bahamas Police Force and Royal Bahamas Defence Force marching bands combined to perform at the Independence moves forward, he hopes that the citizens
Extravaganza held on July 9 leading up to the raising of the flag at midnight. The event was held in Marsh Harbour as part of a
week-long celebration marking the 36th anniversary of Independence. The flag raising was followed by fireworks and Junkanoo. Please see Independence Page 2

Man-O-War held its Independence Day reflections

Independence Fun Day on the past and present
By Canishka Alexander While selling his shirts, caps, flags and
As you browsed many of Abaco's popu- hand bracelets all adorned with the Ba-
lar communities, you may have noticed the hamian flag Dennis Bain is a taxi driver
unfurling of many flags and decorations when it's not this time of the year. "Last
on lamp poles, building, cars and cloth- year I sold T-shirts which was an idea my
ing. What you may not have seen, though, wife and children came up with," he re-
was the pride and the significance Indepen- flected. "It is a good idea, and I see myself

dence Day held in the hearts and minds of
those who reflected on the day.

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in Marsh
Each community was encouraged to organize a fun day on Independence Day, July
10. Man-O-War always has a well organized event with games and activities for ev-
eryone. This tug-of-war was very popular with residents and visitors lining up with
younger men against older men and younger women against older women. Assistant
Administrator Whelma Colebrook joined in, adding her strength to the effort. The
Man-O-War sports field is on prime real estate, elevated beach front property on the
Atlantic Ocean. It was given to the town by Uncle Will to be permanently set aside as
a park for sports. See more pictures on page 14.

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Page 2 Section A The Abaconian

Police raised the flag at midnight

Independence From Page 2
will renew their faith and commitment
to God and the Christian principles upon
which the nation were founded. He encour-
aged everyone to be his brother's keeper
and be good stewards by taking care of the
environment. He admonished them to build
strong families as the strength of the nation
depends strongly on these very things.
Mr. Edison Key, MP for South Abaco,
spoke of the stability of the nation and the
plans the government has to provide op-
portunities for those who are interested in
becoming entrepreneurs. He told them that
the first phase of the Farmers' Market is
complete which consists of the electrical
work and the rest of the major plans are
underway. He told the residents of Abaco

that he is committed to the projects he has
started and will ensure that they will be
proud of the end results.
This year, the independence committee
introduced the business decorating compe-
tition and had 12 entrants. The competition
was fierce but after the judging, winning
the top spot were the proud employees of
the Magistrates Court. The National In-
surance Board came in second place with
Buds n' Blooms in third place.
After all of the remarks were made, the
celebrations continued as bands played,
dancers performed and dramas left the
audience spellbound but the entertainer of
the night was the guest artist from Nassau,
Terez Hepburn, who was explosive and
comedic as she performed three songs. As
the eleven o' clock hour approached the
Royal Bahamas Police and Defense Forces

A large decorated birthday cake was brought out after the flag raising ceremony. Shown
are Administrator Cephas Cooper and his wife and MP Edison Key and his wife cutting
the cake while Ruth Flowers assists.

took to the streets with performances by
the K-9 Unit, the combined marching band
of the two forces, police and defense force
parade, and the flag raising ceremony at
the mid-night hour. Mr. Key inspected the
guard along with Assistant Commissioner
Norville-Smith and Inspector Poitier. It
was a proud moment as Bahamians stood
to their feet to sing the national anthem
that is also a symbol of their freedom. At
the end of it, the crowd cheered as the fire
works rang off. Before the festivities end-
ed, the Independence cake was cut and the
Junkanoo rush out took place.
All Abaco Gospel Concert
The concert Gospel Concert was a cel-
ebratory concert of performers singing and
dancing unto God. The groups and persons
to perform were Mt. Zion Youth Choir,
the Voices of Zion, the Fabulous Three
Trumpeters, Genesis, St. Andrews Angels
of Praise Dance Team, St. Martin's An-
glican Church Praise Dance Team, Ms.
Shenique Bain, Bro. Lowell Burrows and
Min. Jackie Robins. The community had
a wonderful time as the independence cel-
ebrations kicked off with praises through
dancing and singing.
Church Service
By Samantha V. Evans
On July 5th an ecumenical service was
held at Full Gospel Assembly in Trea-
sure Cay. Hundreds came out on the hot
afternoon to usher in the Independence
celebration with a service of prayer and
thanksgiving. Ministers of the gospel,
uniformed public servants, educators and
others took part in the service. Prayers
were made for the members of parlia-
ment, local government officials, civil

servants and for the nation.
The speaker for the service was Pastor
Derek Benjamin, Senior Pastor of New Vi-
sion Ministries. He spoke of the concepts
that Bahamians want to make The Bahamas
better. He spoke of peace and stated that
the church is the hope of the world. People
are God's helpers so he encouraged church
members to stop waiting on God to come
down from heaven but rather let Him guide
us to do His work on the earth. He stated
that in order for them to reach people who
are not being reached, the church needs to
Please see Independence Page 5

The K-9 unit of the Abaco Police gave a
demonstration of its abilities to assist the
police. It was a popular segment of the In-
dependence program on July 9.

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Independence included a variety of events

The highlight of the Independence ceremo-
ny was the raising of the flag at midnight.
The ceremony includes fancy maneuvering
by the Police officers.

Independence From 2

do what others are not doing.
Mr. Benjamin would like to see people
of God start to emulate God by having
compassion for people and by working in
the church. He explained that Jesus loves
people especially those who have been re-
jected. The problem with the world today
is that there is the existence of spiritual
emptiness, corrupt leaders, poverty, pan-
demic diseases and illiteracy.
He told the congregation that he asked
the young people to tell him way they do
not like church. Every year he gets the
same answers. They do not like church be-
cause the service is too long, the pastor is
boring, church is not current (music and
message), too many people have to speak
and they have to dress up. Church today is
known more for what they are not, rather
than what it is supposed to be about. This
must change.
Finally, he stated that the church mem-
bers must do their work with love in their
hearts for God and then they will find it
easier to love others. Working for God is
hard, but once they do it right, they will
change lives. To change lives, the church
of today must change.
Pastor Laroda, President of the Abaco

Christian Council, brought words on be-
half of the Abaco Christian Council. He
reminded the congregation that God is our
refuge and strength through the good and
the bad times so he is sure that He will
bring us through to a glorious future.
Administrator Theophilus Cox stated
that Independence marks the identity of
Bahamians as a free people. This year the
country celebrates 36 years of majority
rule and Independence. This has not been
a long time but he hopes that Bahamians
will have more pride in things Bahamian.
He believes that Bahamians are just as tal-
ented as others in the world so we should
stop copying the rest of the world. He is
concerned that the moral fiber of the Baha-
mas is deteriorating and this must change.
He appealed to Bahamians to spend wisely
during these times.
Mr. Edison Key, MP South Abaco Con-
stituency and Director of BAIC, stated that
The Bahamas has a vibrant parliament,
stable government, a peaceful environment
and is friends with the world. These make
the Bahamas a blessed place. He continued
that The Bahamas has plenty land that the
government plans to use to build homes and
for agriculture. While in other places in the
world people are fighting for food, we can
grow our own food. He believes that The
Bahamas is still the best little country in the
world. He would like to see The Bahamas
strengthen its independence by becoming

The Independence program lastedfor many
hours. So food vendors offered a variety of
food and drink to satisfy the crowd. Conch
fritters were a popular snack.
more self-sufficient.
At the end of the service a reception fol-

The uniformed services, Police, Customs, Immigration and Road Traffic, all attended
the Independence Church Service held at the Full Gospel Assembly of God Church in
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Central Abaco News

Dundas Town Burial
Society building
undergoes repairs
By Canishka Alexander
Despite its shabby appearance several
months ago, the building belonging to the
Dundas Town Burial Society has received
a much needed second chance. The Dundas
Town Committee included the building as
one of its projects in an effort to restore it
for the members of the Burial Society and
upgrade it with computers for students who
need to complete homework and course
work assignments.
However, the committee is not losing
sight of what the building was originally
intended for. Faron Newbold, Deputy
Chairman, said the building will still be
utilized for the society's members.
In a nutshell, the main goal of the burial

society is to assist community members
with burial expenses. It relies heavily on
the regular attendance of members and col-
lection of funds to go toward those expens-
es. Unfortunately, the lack of members
in attendance coupled with the expenses
drained much of the society's funds.
Several years ago, the members accu-
mulated enough money for repairing the
roof of the building, but Hurricane Floyd
blew if off and into the road. After that
mishap, there was not much interest left
among the members.
The change of people's outlook on
the role of burial societies over time has
proved fatal. Many prefer to secure life
insurance to take care of their expenses,
hence seeing no need for the society.
Now with the restorations and the re-
pairs to the building, it is hoped the inter-
est will be generated again with the young-

er and older generations. Fortunately for
some settlements throughout Abaco, the
burial societies are just as strong as ever
and have been ongoing.
The building is set to be completed in
two and a half months by contractor Der-
rick Miller and his construction crew.
Mr. Newbold said it could have been
finished sooner, but the rain slowed things
down. However, he is still pleased with
the progress and noted that the men are
working fast. He thanked Mr. Miller
and Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham for
their support and assistance to the Dundas
Town Committee.
Sidewalks constructed in
downtown Marsh Harbour
By Canishka Alexander
It appears to be the year for sidewalks
as several of the local government com-
mittees have undertaken similar projects

throughout the last few months for their
communities. The community of Murphy
Town has been constructing them and now
downtown Marsh Harbour is extending
its sidewalks begun several year ago. Fire
Road in North Abaco has a sidewalk along
its main road, thanks to central govern-
Roscoe Thompson, Chairman of the
Marsh Harbour Town Committee, said
that the sidewalks would be a part of the
committee's capital works projects, and
true to his word, they are now present.
Extending from one end of the D & S
Plaza to the other end by the Marsh Har-
bour Auto Parts is an extensive sidewalk,
which Mr. Thompson said would be put
in place to structure the flow of incom-
ing and outgoing traffic to and from the

Please see Central Page 9

IRestoration begins at Dundas Town dump

mhe Dundas lown lunral society building is having extensive repairs done oy the Dun-
das Town Committee with capital money. When repairs are completed, the building will
serve the community in several ways, for the Burial Society, as an office for the Dundas
Town Committee and as a homework computer center for school students. A new belt
course is ready for the new roof.

The dump for Central Abaco was a site on the S. C. Bootle Highway in Dundas Town. It
has been in use since the mid 1980s with little planning or care. Recently a salvage op-
eration removed scrap metal that left the dump in relatively good shape. More recently,
a contractor has been leveling the area to allow the area to be used for otherpurposes.



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Sailing races boost our summer economy

Abaco's appeal to boaters was evident
in the recent Regatta Time in Abaco se-
ries of races that concluded on July 11 at
Marsh Harbour's Crossing Beach. During
the nine-day event 60 sailboats participat-
ed in one or more of the five races. This
year the number of boats was equal to last
year's that the organizers found encourag-
ing. Due to the current economic situation,
they did not know what the response would
be this year .
Attendance is hard to gauge. One entrant
sailed single-handed while others came ac-
companied by a large motor yacht for fam-
ily, crew and friends. It is likely that this
event brought 500 or more persons who
were directly involved as participants or
support persons.
In addition, several hundred more per-
sons follow the social activities that are
held each evening in a different location.
These activities are open to the public and
are not restricted to race participants.
Our area marinas, guest houses and ho-
tels were full during the festivities. Many
of those with accommodations on boats
chose to use shore facilities with kitchens
and bathrooms.
The Regatta began in the mid-70s as a
project to fund and build an Abaco sloop
to enter the Georgetown Work Boat Re-
gatta. At the conclusion of a slow summer,
the organizers held several races at Marsh
From those humble beginnings the
schedule expanded with races at differ-
ent towns. No single town or resort could
claim the event as theirs. The summer Re-
gatta has been a driving force in making
summertime our busiest sustained season.
Regatta Time in Abaco is now the largest
of Abaco's many events considering the
number of people entertained within the
nine-day span.
The July 3rd Fiddle Cay Cheeseburgers
in Paradise party, that annually launches
the Regatta, has evolved into Abaco's big-
gest beach party. Bobb and Patricia Hen-
derson along with an army of Green Turtle
Cay volunteers and paid helpers stage a
beach picnic with Jimmy Buffett music,
a free bar and free food. Twelve hundred

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hamburgers and three hundred hot dogs
were served along with 100 gallons of rum
The photo on page one of the next sec-
tion shows the food line extending off into
the water. This family-oriented party ap-
peals to the entire boating spectrum, not
just Regatta entrants.
A primary charm for Abaco visitors is
the ability to use their own boats or rental
boats in a meaningful way. Uninhabited
Fiddle Cay provides a grand destination
that requires the use of a boat. Ringing
the beach are power boats of all sizes. The
deeper draft sailboats anchor as much as a
mile off shore, with the crew arriving in
their dinghies which are pulled up on the
Thousands of sailors and spectators
have been entertained at different locations
by the Regatta over the past 34 years with
the goal of exposing boaters to the mari-
time charms of Abaco. Many of the par-
ticipants return year after year throughout
the year including the current July venue.

Some have become second homeowners
and have become more entwined with our
communities. By any standard, the Regatta
has succeeded admirably.
Our maritime heritage has played a piv-
otal role in Abaco's growth. This is evi-
dent today as Abaco leads the nation in the
number of marinas, boat storage yards,
private docks, waterfront restaurants, rent-
al boats and bareboat charters. We believe
that Abaco hosts more fishing tournaments
than any other Bahamian island. Coupled
with this boating activity is a native indus-
try of deep-sea fishing charter boats and
fledgling rental kayak fleets.
Abaco has been noted for bonefishing
since pilots Leonard Thompson and Colyn
Rees first brought fishermen to Abaco in
the early 1950s. This industry has expand-
ed greatly in recent years, encouraged by
the Ministry of Tourism. Our Abaco bone-
fishing guides have recently formed an as-
sociation to protect their livelihood and to
promote professionalism as guides.

Our marine environment has always
been the dominant factor in our history.
The first recorded Loyalists arrived on
Abaco in 1783 at Carlton Point at the north
end of the Treasure Cay beach. Our ma-
rine history is first recorded two years later
when they launched a 21- ton sloop made
with hand tools and hand hewn timber from
the nearby forest. Boat building and ship-
ping were an important component of the
Abaco economy into the mid 1940s. Lim-
ited construction of fiberglass boats in the
20-foot range have now replaced wooden
boat construction although wooden sailing
dinghies can still be made on request.
It is a strange twist of history to real-
ize that the Hope Town lighthouse was put
there to keep ships away. Yet today its role
is that of a maritime icon welcoming visi-
tors to our shores.
Our protected and off-shore waters will
contribute to our expanding economy and
perpetuate our maritime heritage for years
to come.
It is a good outlook.

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Too much loss from

power outages
Dear Editor,
May I please submit the following for
your Letters to the Editor section.
When is something going to be done
about the electrical surges and outages we
have been experiencing here in Abaco?
There is nothing natural about it. Having
resided on several islands, I have never ex-
perienced the loss of so many goods and
valuables to BEC. Thus far in the last 10
months I have lost an air-conditioning unit,
two televisions, a microwave and DVD/
DVR machine and cable box to these elec-
trical disasters. These items were all on
surge protectors, by the way, and valued
about $1400 all together. At a local repair
shop I realized that I was not alone as many
other persons lost appliances to these pow-
er incidents.
Why is it that when these electrical
storms occur the power is not shut down
completely? Instead. one gets a low surge
of electricity thinking that the power is out.
All the while your appliances are frying!
If one was to turn on a lamp during these
surges, it would appear to be extremely
dim as if it were fading out.
Trying to get reimbursement for your
valuables is virtually impossible. I, like
many others, work hard for my valuables.
I am a working class, law abiding and tax
paying citizen of this great country and I
understand that there is a global recession
right now. This problem must be dealt with
in a manner in which it will not cost tax-

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payers or the government a large amount
of money.
One of the main causes of these electri-
cal problems and part of the solution to the
problem is quite obvious, yet there is noth-
ing being done about it. It is a known fact
that there are many areas in Abaco (partic-
ularly in Marsh Harbour), where electric-
ity is being "pirated." This is the root and
cause of many of these electrical surges. In
these areas hazardous electrical cords run
from house to house getting wet while these
electrical storms occur. Why are these per-
sons being allowed to do this while ordi-
nary citizens have to pay the price? I pay
my property taxes and paid BEC to get my
power on. Ministry of Housing, shame on
you! Environmental Health, shame on you!
Social Services, shame on you! Bahamas
Electricity Corporation, shame on you for
not declaring these areas hazardous and il-
These pirates should be fined as they
would have the money to pay it after get-
ting all that free electricity and overloading
BEC for so long! We are in an economic
crises and nobody can afford to lose one
dollar simply to ignorance and stupidity.
Money is coming out of our pockets hav-
ing to replace items while these people are
receiving free power. The solution to the
problem is clear. Powers-that-be make
a difference! (No pun intended.) Or face
the fed-up citizens of this country in the
courts, ballot booth or the street.
Angela Russell
Clarifying the
drain situation
Dear Mr. Schaefer,
The earlier letter I wrote was to clear up
the photo and caption in an earlier edition
of The Abaconian. Just to reiterate a few
points, that drain in question was installed
perfectly. We did not have permission to
place the drain on the adjacent property
(Road Traffic). Granted that would have
been a better spot as it is obviously lower.
Even if we were to have set the drain head
three feet under the ground, it still would
not help the adjacent property. As the pho-
to clearly depicts there is no water settling
anywhere near the drain. The proper way
to resolve this issue is to raise the property
slightly and grade it towards the drain.
As I was there with Mr. Al Key during
the installation, I can assure you that there
was no intention on his part to do anything

but rectify the situation. As I mentioned
before, Mr. Key approached the adjacent
property owners with offers to help. These
offers were ignored. If the owners of this
property don't care enough to accept help
or to do it themselves, what is one to do?
Maybe your comments of people depend-
ing on the government to solve their issues
should be directed at them and not Mr.
Key. Just a thought!
Jeremy Wong
Inexperienced Rage
crew sailed well
Dear Editor,
Thank you to the organizers for hosting
another successful Regatta Time In Abaco
and a special thank you for including the
Junior sailors in the program for the first
time. Another milestone in your successful
history. I always look forward to and love
the casual racing of RTIA, also the social-
izing with our visitors, good fun for all.
Due to the time of year the Regatta is
held, it is often difficult to get a full com-
pliment of our "regular" crew to sail on
the Abaco Rage. It's also a great time for
kids and other "newbies" to come aboard,
experience sloop sailing and perhaps be-
come hooked for life.
The Hope Town to Marsh Harbour race
July 11th was no exception to this as more
than half the crew was inexperienced sail-
ing the Rage, and we really needed a few
more people. But Mother Nature smiled on
us with clear skies and light winds. Despite
a late start, the Rage took off, passed all
the boats in our class and crossed the finish
line way ahead of them.
During our rounding of the third of four
markers in our course, the "S" mark, and
with about a 10-minute lead, the inexperi-
ence showed. Our bowman miscalculated
the call. As we made the turn, we acci-
dently ran into the marker buoy. Actually.
it was more like we ran over it. Even dur-
ing the best of times with regular crew, the
Rage is not very maneuverable nor are any
of the other Bahamian "A" Class boats, for
that matter. RTIA racing rules state that
"should a yacht touch or foul a mark, that
yacht may exonerate herself by making a
complete 360 turn including one tack and
one gybe." Well, with the young and inex-
perienced crew we had, I made the deci-
sion to continue and not go throurgh with

Please see Letters Page 22

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More Central Abaco News

Central From Page 6
parking lot area and onto Don MacKay
Boulevard. Openings near Island Bakery
and Doug's Place accommodate vehicles.
Mr. Thompson said more sidewalks will
show up in additional areas designated by
the committee.
Some have said the sidewalks will only
make the area congested while others
question the sidewalk's durability. Nev-
ertheless, research has shown that areas
become much safer for pedestrians when
there are sidewalks, proving that they are
an important safety measure to have in
Man died unexpectedly
aboard mail boat
By Canishka Alexander
Tragedy struck aboard the Legacy on
July 8 when Aaron Vanilla and Jason Byles
of Dean's Shipping were found as the vic-
tims of carbon monoxide poisoning. While
working inside the vessel's hold, Mr. Va-
nilla was struck in the head by a hatch,
which made a loud noise on impact and
signaled to the other workers that some-
thing was amiss.
No one realized the two men were in the
hold. By the time workers investigated, the
two men were unconscious.
Donny Moss thought the men had passed
out from heat exhaustion but carbon mon-
oxide was later believed to be at fault. The
two men were taken to the Marsh Harbour
Government Clinic by ambulance.
EMS staff diligently attended to Mr. By-

les, who was in worse shape than Mr. Va-
nilla having inhaled a considerable amount
of the poisonous gas. Within the hour Mr.
Byles died. Distraught coworkers paced
back and forth outside the clinic disbelief
and shock written over their faces.
Mr. Vanilla was taken to Nassau by
plane. The body of Jason Byles, said to be
in his early 30s, was taken into Nassau the
following day.
Workers patch
holes in area roads
By Canishka Alexander
Driving along Abaco's roads should
feel a lot smoother at least for a little,
as workers from the Ministry of Works
have been patching humongous potholes
in a number of prominent areas through-
out Central Abaco. The workers are hope-
ful that the arduous task will last a while
once the rain stops; otherwise much of
their work will wash away. A few driv-
ers slowed to watch the workers near the
Marsh Harbour International Airport ter-
minal on July 7 where the roads resemble
that of a quilt with its patchwork design
because of so many potholes.
While one worker shoveled water out
of a large pothole another worker laced
the hole with tar to ensure the PermaPatch
would stick when poured in and not lift up.
They said many of the roads that have pot-
holes are low lying and the airport road
is an excellent example of this. With the
combination of the road being sand sealed,
the base of the road being so low and often
covered with water, it is only a matter of

time before traffic causes the patching to
erode away.
Cold mix is said to be a better material
although more costly than sand seal as it
has more gravel in it and is applied thicker
so it wears better.
In the meantime, the workers have to
make do with the material and responsi-
bilities given to Ministry of Works, which

only deals with minor road work such as
patching. The workers agreed that when
the weather remains sunny, it will give the
PermaPatch time to set, making the repairs
last longer.

Please see Central Page 10

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A new mural is being created at Standard Hardware. The mural includes Abaco icons:
two lighthouses, the Abaco Rage, the William HAlbury, a dive boat, a Nassau grouper
and a horse. Jo-Ann Bradley and Anyes Adams have started outlining the piece and a
crew has begun painting. They are Ines Lesserteur, Anyes Adams, Mirabelle Adams,
Michael Adams, Liann Key Kaighin, Nancy Angstadt and Marc Andre. They are asking
for help in finishing the painting. Anyone interested can spend a few hours painting
on Saturday, July 25, at 9 a.m. Since this is an outdoor piece, it is best to paint in the
morning shade of the building. Drinks will be provided. No experience is necessary.
This is a very prominent space and anyone painting can enjoy this new mural for years
to come. Let the organizers know you are interested by phoning 577-0534 or e-mail
anyes@anyesadams. com.

This large garbage bin is on the ballfield between the Mud and Pigeon Peas in Marsh
Harbour. The two immigrant communities generate large amounts of trash and garbage.
Putting bins in the ballfield provides an easy place for both residents and trucks to ac-
cess. However, the trucks are not prepared to pick up all the trash overflowing fhe bin.

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Jamaican artist
entertained at concert
By Canishka Alexander
World-renowned Jamaican reggae art-
ist Jah Cure touched down on the island
of Abaco on June 26 and 27, making this
his first visit to our shores. Jah Cure is no
stranger to The Bahamas, however, having
performed at a concert featuring several
other well known artists in Nassau earlier
this year. Born as Siccature Alcock, the
31-year-old singer has made a somewhat
turbulent rise to the top with No.1 songs

like Never Find, Sunny Days, and Freedom
that top the music charts at radio stations
throughout Jamaica, The Bahamas and
many other countries around the world.
Before his live performance presented
by 310 Promotions and Power Jam on June
27 at the domestic side of the government
freight dock in Marsh Harbour, a pre-party
took place at Club Solid Gold, and many
were given the chance to win tickets for
the concert. Gates opened at 8 p.m. on
the night of the concert featuring the local
popular New Entry Band.
By the time Jah Cure came to the stage,
hundreds of expectant fans screamed un-
controllably, rushing to the stage in the

I Union Jack dock has paved parking I

hopes of making contact with him. He
invited all of his fans in the general ad-
mission area to the VIP section where the
majority of his fans already were. Fans in
the Platinum and Skybox sections appeared
to blend in with his entourage, gyrating on
the stage and singing along with him.
Brennen Strachan of 310 Promotions
said that approximately 950 people were in
attendance. "I mean the response was cra-
zy. I saw one girl in the crowd just staring
up at Jah Cure on the stage and trembling
from the sight of him," Mr. Strachan said.
He usually reserves the Goombay Park
site for many of his concerts. But because
the Junkanoo Summer Festival was taking
place that Friday, he had to choose a dif-
ferent venue as he needed to set up for the
concert by Friday.
Tickets sales were going at a moderate
pace until the last minute as well. "A lot of

the tickets were sold on the day of the con-
cert mostly the VIP and Platinum tick-
ets," Mr. Strachan explained. He separat-
ed the general and VIP sections to see how
the setup would work. "I was introducing
something new to Abaco; it was a testing
phase," he added. Many people told him
that the show was excellent and were quite
surprised at how well it turned out. If time
was any indication of the concert's suc-
cess, many did not leave the government
dock until after 4:30 a.m. when it ended.
Local Government
Hosted Fun Day
By Samantha V. Evans
Each Township was given financial al-
lowances to host a fun day in their specif-
Please see Central Page 11

The Marsh Harbour Town Committee is beautifying the area near the Union Jack
dock. The dock is used extensively by our boating visitors as it is near the business
district of town. A gazebo provides shady rest and now a paved parking area will
provide for delivery vehicles and taxis.

The residents of Dundas Town enjoyed Independence Day, July 10, by attending the
festivities at Brown's Bay Park. This newly improved park now boasts a beach and boat
ramp. The Dundas Town Committee provided entertainment and food for the occasion.

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Central From Page 10
ic areas to bring their community together
this Independence. In Dundas Town, the
fun day was held at Brown's Bay. The
residents came out to enjoy the beach and
to feast on the large amount of food avail-
Thanks to Bayview Restaurant that pre-
pared the food, committee members Wan-
da McIntosh, Maggie Cornish and George
Cornish were able to organize and execute
a very successful fun day. The committee
had only eight hours to do this, and they
are proud of what they were able to do in
such a short period of time. Besides a vari-
ety of food, they provided sodas, water and
juice to drink. Music played in the back
ground to add to the festivities.

Young gymnasts
are enthusiastic
By Jennifer Hudson
Approximately 15 young gymnasts
meet each Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
from 10 a.m to 12 noon during the sum-
mer months to practice their skills and
pursue their dreams during the summer
programme run by Elaine and Andre Pilon
at their Marsh Harbour School of Gymnas-
tics and Dance located behind ERA Realty
in Marsh Harbour. Though the classes are
more popular with girls than boys, a num-
ber of boys do enjoy attending, the young-
est of whom is very talented and shows
much promise. All of the youngsters work
hard and are proud of their achievements
week by week. Some of the children are

from Nassau and Freeport, spending the
summer here with relatives while four oth-
ers travel all the way from Cooper's Town
to attend class.
The class begins with the students all
doing warm up exercises, balancing and
stretching, which are very important so
that their bodies are supple for when they

move onto the exercise equipment which
is arranged in "circuit stations." These
include balance beam, uneven bars, paral-
lel bars, monkey jump, rings and spring
Elaine and Andre Pilon are both well
Please see Central Page 14

Enthusiastic gymnasts are enjoying summer classes offered by Andre and Elaine Pelon at
their studio in Marsh Harbour. Recently two 14-year-old gymnasts visited, shown here in
center back, who talked with the students and demonstrated some of their talents.


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Screened Porch. Land 12.091 s.f. 0.277 Acre Great Family Home -
convenient location GTH 1128- NEW $695,000.
Green Turtle Cay
50 9 Shared ownership
2 Bedroom, ? Bath
1,355 s- of Resitdeace
Covered Screl ened Porches
Land- 0.54 Acre
253.06 of waler-frontage
Two Docks 36' 170'
56,000 gallon cistern
Generator louse loot shed
50 KWdk. (X Gralor
"Cs Cilo" GTH 1137 S625,000.

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1- 4 Bedroomns. 4 Bahs
me so 4,468 sf, NewResidence
1,742 s.r Covered
Verandahs & Balconics.
0.3394 Acre 14,787 s.f.
Swimming Pool
30 KW Auxiliary Gen,
Boat Slip.
"St. Charles Place" MII984.. S2,700,000.

"Long Bay House"


SJonLoweHouse -circa .866"

Great Guana Cay
Orchid Bay
3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths.
1840 s.f. Residence.
955 s., Porches & Decks
Land 74' Sea of Abaco
11,016 s.f. 0.25 Acres
-Auxiliary Generator
Private Dock
Fabulous Views
iGGH1123- S1.60,000.
Green Turtle Cay
Long Bay
i 2.8 Acres -
310' Ocean Beachfront
5 Bedrooms, 3 Baths
2,500 s.f, Residence
Salt Water Swimming Po
-Pool House -Shed Gara
Auxiliary Generator

Green Turtle Cay
New Plymouth
4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths
-2,170 s.f Residence
285 s f. Covered Porches
Land 3,480 s.lf Near
Public Dock in Harbour.
historic Gingerbread
- Harbour Views
A #GTIT1119- S450,000.
Green Turtle Cay
Bedrooms, 4 Baths
-4.977s I" Residence
-3.5 Acres Sca-to-Sea
130' Ocean helhll'ontl
200" on Coco Bay
Prival Dock on Coco Bay
15KW ArU Geln.
S-600GPD -Watermaker
0GTIo1097- Four Possible Sale
Options From: 5462,100 for
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Mian-O-War Cay
2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths.
2,664 s.f Residence,
2 Bedrooms. I Bath.
838 s.l: Guest House
':- 1.and Sea-lo-Sea
43,800 s. 1.1 Acres
98' Ocean Beach Front
Private Dock On Creek
Fabulous Views
#MWIII!l6-S3 750,000.
MNan-O-War Cay
-2 Bedrooms. 1.5 Balhs.
S- 1.220 s.f Residence.
-3 Bedrooms, I Bath.
-532 s.f Guest House
I.and Sea-lo-Sea
32,571 s.f -0.74 Acre
165' Ocean Beach Front
Private Dock
Fabulous Views

M lan-O-W'ar Cay
-3 Bedrooms, 112 Baths
I,536 s.C Residence.
-500 s.f Porches & Decks
Land t 53.740 s.f.
i 1.23 Ilillside Acres
80' Ilarbour Frontage
Private Dock on harbour
Greal elevation
Fabulous Views
"Anne Borurb" MVWHIl 15-S ,600,000.

* "HARBOUR LIGHT" Dickie's Cay 2 Bedrooms. 2 Batlis 1,560 s.f
Residence 1,.040 s.f. Verandahs I Bedroom I Bath Guest hoe 1.824
Acres Entire SE. Point of Dickie's Cay Private Dock. Auxiliary
Generator Superb Viewss Frnished. MWH 099- $2,200,000.
* "VIKING" Dickic' Cay 5 Bcdroons,.3 112 Baths. 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.
MW11001 $1,995,000.
* "FRESH WIND LANDING" -Dickie's Cay 3 Bedrooms, 3 1/2 Baths -
2,460 sf. Residence 1,400 s.f. 'orches-Decks I Bed, I bath Snore Box -
7,500 s.f. Iand Private 93' Dock. ,10 KW Aux. Generator Superb 1 larbour
Views 'MWHI 1107- S 1,200,000.
* "SUNSPLASH"- 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths- 1,921 s.f. Residence.- 2
Bedroom, 1 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 frontage on Sea ofAbaco 106' on
Atlantic Boat basin with lift 170' of dock- Swinlmig Pool Approved plans
for 32 New England cottage #TLH1086 -NEWPRICE -$1,350,000.

Maln-O-War Cay -
- 4 Bcdrooms, 1.5 Baths.
- 1.240 s.f. Residence.
- 0.3213 Acre 14,000 s.f
- Hillside for great Ocean
Views. -
- Beautifully Landscaped
- Fully Furnished &
MWIll2021- 5549,500. "Sunmmer Camp"

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* "ATLANTIS" 19239 s.f.. 04417 Acre- 95'of North Atlantic Beach-
frontage 159' in Depth Beautiful Beach-front building site Central Great
Guana Cay location Semi-private dock. #GGV1135 NEW-$485,00.
* "CAPTAIN'S COVE" -6,653s.f. .0152Acre 45,47'ofSea ofAbaco
frontage Prime building site can carry a private dock 180 degree views -
underground electric and paved road. CGGVl091 $375,000.
* PARCEL"A" at PRINCE'S TRUST- Moderately Priced Half
Acre Building Site 25,465 sq. fl 0.5846 Acre 204.84' NE Road
Frontage + 176' SW Boundary 133'- NW Road Boundary 178' -
SE Boundary Fabulous Sea ofAbaco Views Beach Access Boat Slips
Available -I GGVI130 NEW $345,000.
* "PARADISE" 12,141 s.f 0.2787 acre One lol offbeach with beach
access sleps away great elevated building site central Great Guana Cay
location #GGV1138- NEW $227,500.
* "CONCHED OUT" ofired in I to 4 prime sites 100'- 460' of
water frontage Atlantic Beach and Sea of Abaco frontage available -
10'-32' elevations 360' views Very private Area
#GTVI008 $546,000. $3,000,000.
* "PLA YING 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. #GTV1080 $595,000.
* "LONG BA Y BEACH" Incredible beach parcel +26,589
Sq.t. 1- 0.6103 acres 60 of spectacular beach frontage Private gated
entrance Affordable building site for cottage or beach cabana.
fGTV1121- NEW $325,000.
* "LONG BAY SOUND" Back to nature. Secluded 24,565 Sq ft
- 0.5639 acres 105' of Black Sound frontage Ideal home site Dock
site possible. #GTV1122 NEW $325,000.
* "COCO BAY VIEW" 32,690 s.f- 07567 Acre Dock Access -
Beach Access Good Elevation. iGTV 1009 $291,000.
* "COCO BA Y BREEZE" -- 19,558 s.f 0.4490 Acre Prime
Building Site Dock Access Beach Access. #GTV1007 $167,500.
* "CASUARINA "- 8,126 s.f. 0.1865 Acre Corner lot Prime building
site Central location Short walk to Bita Bay Beach Snorkel right off shore
TGTV1074 $89,000.

Scotland Cay
-2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths.
- 1.300 s.f. Residence.
- I Bedrooms, I Bath.
-224 s.. Guest Cottage
- "Plavhouse" with bar
- 1.82 Acres- 300' of
Ocean Beach Front
- Fabulous Views
#SCO11094- St,950,(00.
Scotland Cay
- 4 Bedroom, 2 Batllh
- 1600 sf. of residence
- 785 s.f. wrap around porch
- 23,938 sf. .549 Acre land
- 180 degree views
- 250 to the Atlantic Beach
- 240 s.F. garage
- 28,000 gallon cistern
- Fully iflmished
- Runway & Dock access
eSCI11093 5799.000.

* "GRAND BOIS" Rare Prime Ocean-front building site 0.51 Acre
- 125' Atlantic Ocean frontage Central Location Fabulous Ocean
Views-Lush Native Foliage. ,MWV1081 NEW PRICE $595,000.
* "SUMMERPLACE" Prime Building Site 10,719 s.f. -0.246 Acre
- Over 150' of Sea of Ahaco frontage Concrete Sewall on Sea of Abaco -
103' x 6' private dock on Man-O-War harbour Fabulous Sea of Abaco
views. MWV1i82 NEW PRICE $325,000.

* GREATABACO CLUB Parcels # 6A and # 7A # 6A -
9,243 sq.fi. 7A 13,845 sq.ft Private Dockage Great Sea ofAbaco
Views. A 6A-,MHVIl02 $970,000. n 7A MHVI 103 SI,455,000.
is6A & '7A $2,182,000.
* GREAT ABACO CLUB Parcels # 48 and # 49
- a 48 7.548 sq.ft. # 49 7,117 sq.ft 50' of Boat Basin Frontage.
SSemi-Private Docks Ridge Parcels Good Elevation.
S48-sMHVI100 $667,000. E49-FMHVI101 $667,000.

*"141 IHillside Developer Parcels" Over 1/2 Acre with beach
access. Aircraft Landing Rights and Boat Slips available
NEW LISTING Piced from: $170,000 $438,000
"Block Q Parcel # 1" Fabulous one-half acre building site -
25,658 sq.l. 0.5890 Acre 172.61" on Sea of Abaco Hillside great
elevations and superb views of the Sea of Abaco Shoreline
protected by small cay.
#SCV1117 NEW LISTING $485,000.


* "BERKLEY'S BLUFF" White Sound Oceanfront Building Site
= 31,000 sq.l. 0.7116 Acre 100' of Ocean Frontage 275' in Depth
Natural sub-tropical vegetation Great elevation for spectacular views
HTVl 125 S495,000

* "BLUE LAGOON" Parcel i 45 Orchid Bay 43,480 s-f -
0.9982 Acre 190.88'on Sea ofAbaco frontage prime building site +/-
15' elevations Orchid Bay amenities Allows for private deeded dock -
mature trees. #GGVI087 $940,000.
* "WIND N' SEA" Fabulous waterfront building site Two parcels
containing a total of 69.197 s.f. 1.588 Acres 241' of Sea of Abaco
Frontage great elevations to 42' above sea level GGVIII2
NEW LISTING $850,000.
* "AERIE" Parcel 11 58 Orchid Bay 174,775 s.f. 4.012 Acres -
Orchid Bay amenities.- One of the Highest Points in Orchid Bay -
Fabulous Panoramic Views. #GGV1077 -NEW PRICE $700,000.
* "CLAIRE'S BEACH"- Beachfront Building Site 31,243 s.f -
0.717 Acre 117' Beach Frontage Dock Access Good Elevation -
Superb Ocean Views Lush Vegetation, #GGV 1006 $790,000.
* PARCEL"B"at PRINCE'S TRUST. Fabulous Waterfront
Building Site - 242' Southwest Sea ofAbaco Frontage 1 43,803 sq-ft..
- 1.0055 Acres Great Sea of Abaco Views Beach Access Boat Slips
Available GGVI 131 NEW- $685,000.
* PARCEL"C" at PRINCE'S TRUST- Fabulous Waterfront
Building Site 204' Southwest Sea ofAbaco Frontage 1 54.360 sq.f..
- 1,2480 Acres Great Sea of Abaco Views Beach Access Boat Slips
Available -GGVI132 NEW- $685,000.
* "SEA VIEW" Dolphin Beach Estates 136' prime waterfront -
0.557 Acres Containing 24,292 s.- Shared dock access
Superb elevation Fabulous Views of Delia's Cay and the Sea ofAbaco.
8' depth at MLW at shoreline. A private dock can be built on the property.
* "LOST SHAKER" Dolphin Beach Estates Oversized
beach-front parcel 36.839 s,f. 0.8457 Acre 65' of Beach-front
Good elevations for superb ocean views. Lush Native Vegetation.
# GGVIo00 $545,500.

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~iMore Central Abaco News

Central From Page 11

trained and experienced in gymnastics.
Elaine grew up with a background in gym-
nastics and both of them have taught gym-
nastics in the Cayman Islands and Provo.
They are able to preserve a warm and
friendly atmosphere whilst also being very
firm and safety conscious. Safety is the
first priority, and they are very strict about
the students paying careful attention and
being extremely well disciplined, always
obeying all of the safety rules.
On July 7 the students were lucky enough
to receive some added inspiration from two
very experienced young gymnasts from
Tampa, Florida, who are here on vacation.
Lindsey Norton and her best friend, Dania
Vizzi, are both 14 years old and have at-
tended a school of Acrobatic Dance in
Florida since the age of two years. They
practice every day for a total of 14.5 hours
a week and are now on competition teams,
entering four competitions a year in which
they dance solo parts. These lithe young
ladies stressed to the young Marsh Har-
bour students the importance of stretch-
ing a lot for flexibility before beginning
any routines and they demonstrated some
warm up exercises. They then went on to
demonstrate some of their other moves and
Lindsey gave a little talk to the students
who were very interested in all she had to
tell them.
The summer programme will run until
the end of August until the regular time
schedule resumes in September. Mrs. Pi-
lon advises that anyone wishing to register
their children for gymnastics classes begin-
ning in September should call now. Regis-

tration is also taking place for modern bal-
let and liturgical dance choreography for
children ages 8 and up and also for ballet
for 4-6 year olds. The numbers to call are
367-0883 or 551-5883.
Business News
Auto Care Corner and
Online Orders relocate
By Samantha V. Evans
The first week of July Auto Care Corner
and Online Orders relocated across from
Bellevue Office Depot on Don MacKay
Boulevard. They specialize in automo-
bile painting, parts, stereos and acces-
sories. The services provided include car
wash, car stereo installation, window tint-
ing, waxing, interior shampooing, engine
cleaning and leather conditioning. These
services all require an appointment. Per-
sons can still order items from websites of
their choice using the US address of On-
line Orders and the company will bring
the orders in for them. All that the persons
have to do is take the invoice to the store
so that the agent can be aware that an order
was placed. The store hours are 8:30 a.m.
- 6 p.m. Monday to Saturday. The phone
number still remains 367-0400. The owner
of the store is Randy Pinder and the man-
ager is Mark Hall.
Chat and Chill Grill
By Samantha Evans
A new eatery with a family atmosphere
recently opened on Bay Street across from
Brown's Bay. Chat and Chill Grill special-
izes in conch salads and daiquiris. The grill
also sells margaritas, soft drinks, fried
fish, conch fritters, burgers, hot dogs and
fried chicken wings. The manger plans to

offer a full grilled menu including grilled
crawfish, conch, fish and chicken. Since
this is a family atmosphere, no alcoholic
beverages are served. A bouncing castle is
on site for the kids at a cost of $2. The
grill is open seven days a week from 1 to
10 p.m. The manager of the business is Jo-
seph Colebrooke and the owner is Angie
Collie. They can be contacted at 458-1599.
Abaco Swim Club holds
By Samantha V. Evans
On July 3 the Abaco Swim Club held its
first fund raiser to get the club up and run-
ning now that it is a completely indepen-
dent swim club. It got its autonomy in De-
cember 2008 and officially began on May
1st of this year. Cathy Pinder explained
that the club has two parts: to teach swim-
ming and to develop a competitive team.
The club uses the facilities of Long Bay
School. The Learn to Swim group meets
Monday and Wednesday afternoons and is
for beginning swimmers to learn to swim
in ten stations, learning the basics such as
floating and strokes. The competitive team
meets on Monday through Thursday after-
noons. At this stage the students perfect
their strokes and train to swim at a com-
petitive level.

Persons wishing to swim for fitness can
attend with the competitive swim group.
The competitive team will be taking part
in meets in Freeport and Nassau beginning
this September. The Abaco Swim Club is
a part of the Swim America Program. All
coaches are CPR trained and certified with
Swim America.
The Abaco Swim Club is now separate
from the Nassau Swim Club and is trying
to raise funds to purchase all of the items
needed and for the upkeep of the pool. The
group began four or five years ago com-
peting with the Swift Swimming Club.
Attendance is great as students from all
schools come to learn to swim. The club
has a committed group of swimmers as
there are now 63 students in the beginner
program and approximately 20 students on
the competitive team. According to Ms.
Pinder, the students took part in their first
inter-school sports on June 4th. This was
a great meet for the swim club as many of
them placed first, second or third. Three
of their students won trophies for the top
speed in their age group. This event was
held at the Hope Town community pool
as Hope Town is a part of the swim club.

Please see Central Page 22

The Abaco Swim Club sold hamburgers, hot dogs, sweets and drinks on July 3 to raise
funds for a pool heater. This will let the students swim all winter. The club invited parents
and supporters to see the progress the students are making. It offers a Learn to Swim
program as well as a program for training competitive swimmers. The club uses the Long
Bay School pool.

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News of the Cays

Man-O-War Cay
Independence celebration
By Charmaine Albury
This year Man-O-War Cay had another fantastic In-
dependence Day celebration! Our special guest was Tim
Munnings, Bahamian bronze medalist in the men's 4 x
400 M at the Olympic games in Sydney, Australia and
World gold medalist at the World Championship in Ed-
monton, Canada. He addressed the kids before the events
and presented them with their medals later that night. Tim
enjoyed participating in the events. It was such a blast!
We look forward to next year's celebration. Thanks to
EVERYONE who makes this fun day possible.
Tug of war was big hit! We even had Ms. Whelma
Colebrook race with the ladies. She is Deputy Adminis-
trator, but also former national record holder for wom-
en's 800 M.
Royal Bank closes
its MOW Branch
Royal Bank of Canada has announced plans to con-
solidate sub-branches to improve customer service. It
will consolidate its Man-O-War Cay sub-branch with its
Marsh Harbour branch on July 31. The changes are part
of RBC's strategy to reconfigure its branch network to
accommodate continued growth and more efficient use of
resources. The sub-branch at Man-
O-War Cay operates one day per
week and is staffed by employees of -
the Marsh Harbour branch. Clients
on Man-O-War Cay have been ad-
vised of the changes.
Hope Town
Early morning surprise
is a water spout
By Candace Key
Skies darkened and the wind be-
gan to howl early Wednesday morn-
ing, June 24. All eyes were pealed
to the sky above Hope Town where
three waterspouts appeared. One
jumped ashore and raced across
the center area of Hope Town go-
ing down Froggie's Dive Shop dock
where a boatload of people was just
preparing to leave on a snorkeling
trip. The boat got a good rocking but
remained securely tied to the dock.
The spout then churned across
the center of the harbour, surprising
several boats on moorings that got
a good spin or two. Porch furniture Ms. Whelma Cole
flew off several docks and landed in Man-O-War, and
the harbour. The spout made its way she participated in
to Cat's Paw Boat Rentals and ripped followed by Alysha

Many young men compete on the greasy pole for prize. The
greasy pole is a traditional game that goes back many years
when every community had celebrations on Empire Day that
commemorated the Queen's birthday..
a Bimini top off a boat while flipping a couple others.
Then as quickly as it appeared, it headed out across the Sea
of Abaco and dissipated. The sun shone brightly and everyone
went about normal business. But the topic of conversation that
day was definitely the water spout!

'brook attended the fun day in
the community was thrilled that
Sthe sports. She is shown here
1 Lowe.

This is the water spout that hit Hope Town harbour
on July 24. It touched down in the harbour near
the upper public dock, crossed the harbour, then hit
the dock of Cat's Paw Boat Rentals doing damage
to several boats. Photo by Ellie Quackenbush Block

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Hope Town hosted the UNESCO Sandwatch Conference different types of sand. Sandwatch offers
competitions about certain aspects of the
The Hope Town Harbour Lodge was District Superintendent, Mrs. Lenora Cambers spoke to the group on changes beach monitoring each year and the vari-
the venue recently for the UNESCO Inter- Black, called the conference timely and to expect in the Caribbean and how to use ous schools compete. Often they meet on a
national Sandwatch Conference. UNES- important. She stated that teachers are the the instruments given to the participants Caribbean island to compare their findings.
CO stands for United Nations Education- chief peddlers of information and so it is to keep a record with students. The Sand- Director Paul Diamond of Nevis pro-
al, Scientific and Cultural Organization. proper that teachers learn how to monitor watch Project has been in existence for 10 duces a quarterly newsletter with articles
Twenty participants arrived on Abaco for their water areas to teach the students how years and the Bahamas has been involved from all of the 40 countries participating
the four days of beach monitoring, assimi- they will need to adapt to coming changes in the project for eight years, according to in this project about their latest work. This
lating the information, sharing with oth- such as water level rise, stronger storms, the Bahamas National Sandwatch Co-Or-
ers and producing the technical data. The inland encroachment of salt water and dinator, Mrs. Candace M. Key, Principal Please see Cays Page 77
group of teachers and professors came to changes in weather. of Hope Town
the conference from Puerto Rico, Turks Sandwatch Director, Dr. Gillian Cam- School. Mrs. Dressed for the Holidays
and Caicos, the Dominican Republic, sev- bers, herself a renown authority and author Key was the .
eral of the Bahama Islands and from all on beach erosion and a Nobel Peace Prize co-ordinator
areas of Abaco to learn these important winner for her work on climate change was of the confer-
beach monitoring techniques to begin to quick to point out that seasonal shifts in ence.
monitor with their students possible chang- weather do not constitute climate change. Teachers
es that will occur on our island nations due Weather patterns must be monitored and attending spent
to climate change. changes verified for the next 30 years. Dr. time on the
beach in front
of the Lodge t:
measuring N
wave heights,
currents, do-
ing water tests,
measuring the
difference be-
tween beach
areas at high
and low tide,
interviewing -_ __ _
tourists about
The Sandwatch group who held a conference in Hope Town are shown here ready for one of the beach -
of their excursions. During the conference they measured waves, studied beach vegeta- and reef, iden- One of the boats of our cruising visitors was dressed for the holi-
tion, learned about different types of sand, did water tests and measured the difference tifying beach days. This is an unusual sight as the flags represent the countries
of high and low tides. Most were teachers who will take their knowledge back to the vegetation and that the people have visited.
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newsletter is translated into French and
Spanish. Paul is also the technical guru
of the organization and this time in Hope
Town he showed teachers how to produce a
short movie on the computer documenting
their work. This project is very easily inte-
grated into all existing courses in schools ,
either Primary or Secondary. Colleges take
its concepts and run with it also.
Teachers attending called the conference
"life changing," "intriguing," "exciting," "a
fantastic way to use our wonderful outdoor
classroom to teach science and math con-
cepts," and all reported they could not wait
to begin the program in their schools this fall.
Hans Thulstrup, Director of Sustainable
Development and Indigenous People Stud-
ies for the head office of UNESCO in Paris,
France, was also in attendance at the con-
ference. He enjoys seeing the excitement of
people experiencing this program and thor-
oughly enjoyed his first visit to Abaco.
Local speakers included Rolf Sauer
speaking on using natural occurring vegeta-
tion to avoid erosion, Bernadette Hall of the
Ministry of Tourism's role in environmental
education and Olivia Patterson of Friends
of the Environment on how they offer pro-
grams to educate students and teachers.
The participants enjoyed a natural dol-
phin and stingray show in the shallow wa-
ters in front of the Lodge during breakfast
the first day and then experienced a wa-
terspout rocking their dive boat while still
securely tied to the dock before leaving. It
was a thrill a minute for the teachers and
the closing dinner was a perfect ending to a
wonderful conference as they all danced to
the Bahamian music of Estin Sawyer.
Industry sponsors include the Abaco
Tourism Office, Friends of the Environ-
ment and the Bahamas National Trust.

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By Julian Lockhart
Single parent families of which the ma-
jority is made up of the single mother have
become the norm in The Bahamas with
over 60 percent of homes having only one
parent in the primary child care role. This
figure is growing rapidly as more women
are deciding to have children before they
are married, the divorce rate rises and less
men are inclined to take responsibility for
the children they have fathered.
With the declining economy and the re-
cession throughout the world, single moth-
ers are finding it even more difficult to do
it all alone and their children are the ones
left to suffer and bear the consequences
produced by the decision to have children
without a compatible care giver.
President of Fidelity Bank, Gregory
Bethel, continuously mentioned the impor-
tance of choosing the right person to have
children with during the bank's spring
seminar about how to deal with the reces-
sion the world is in.
Mr. Bethel said, "Young mothers have
to understand that they are especially chal-
lenged and their children are at risk, the
futures of their children are at risk. It is
going to be tough and rough and especially
if they are single parents. They made that
choice and that is the reality, so they will
have to work hard and do well on their jobs
because they really need the income and
they are going to have to find support for
raising their children. They have to get as-
sistance from family members and people
in the church," he added.
Right now it is difficult for a two-parent
home to properly raise their children with
the necessary time needed and the financial
ability to give their children every opportu-
nity to succeed in life and to hopefully have
a better life than their parents had.
Mr. Bethel said women and men have
to be careful who they have children with
and make them the centre of their lives be-
cause one can put themselves in poverty

by having children with the wrong person.
With the alarming rate of teenage mothers
and young women getting pregnant in The
Bahamas who have not even started to gain
a college education, there are more and
more children born into homes that are not
prepared to offer them a stable lifestyle.
The statistics prove that children born
into a stable, two-parent home, have a bet-
ter chance of succeeding in life and having
the same level of life as their parents, if
not better.
Having a child is like taking out a loan
for at least 18 years as you have to pay
this hefty loan back through medical bills,
schooling, clothing, feeding and any other

child care expenses that may pop up. This
doesn't count the tens of thousands of dol-
lars it takes to give this child a head start
on their future through a college education.
Mr. Bethel said, "You have to make
sure that you plan what you do with your
time and to do so wisely. Develop your-
self, go and get knowledge, go and build
up your experience, save your money
and then when you find someone you can
marry who will commit to you and your
children for life then you have children.
"If you have a child and you don't have
someone who is committed to raising and
supporting that child with you, then you
are walking into poverty," he concluded.

By Samantha V. Evans
Abaco is one of the only islands with
exorbitant rental costs, and for many years
various government ministries have taken
the responsibility for the full payment of
such costs. However, due to the recent
recession announcement, the government
has had to make many cuts to the budget.
One of these is the cut in rental allowance
for persons who have lived on a particular
island for five years or more and to honor
their rental ceiling. This announcement
came to many civil servants during the
month of May with some losing rental al-
lowance as of the end of that month. This
outraged many, especially teachers who
believe that they were grossly disrespect-
ed by their employer for not informing
them in writing. This resulted in numer-
ous meetings with the Bahamas Union of
Teachers being held with them to advise
their executives on what course of action
to take on their behalf.
After much venting and several meet-
ings with the Ministry of Education, it does

not appear that their requests for an exten-
sion will be granted. Some persons are un-
clear as to what they will do, but it appears
as if some of them may have to relocate
if rental costs are not reduced. One union
executive is calling on landlords to reduce
rental costs at this time to accommodate
civil servants who are being affected by
the sagging economy. She explained that
Abaco will lose many of its good teach-
ers if property owners insist on keeping
rents so high. She further stated that they
consider reducing rents for the police and
others as well who fall into this same cat-
egory. To add, some civil servants will not
receive any incremental increases this year
which will further compound this situa-
tion. All these employees are asking for
is a little consideration until the country
rebounds. Rents on this island can range
from $900 to $1500 for apartments, some
of which are not even furnished. The union
representatives are encouraging landlords

Please see Rents Page 22


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Funeral services for Evelvn "Evie Ma"
McIntosh Saunders, 62, of Crown Haven
and Gold Rock Creek, Grand Bahama, was
held on July 11 in High Rock, Grand Ba-
hama. Interment was on Grand Bahama.
She is survived by her sons Leroy "Bob-
by", McGrevan "OG", Lavar "Rocky"
and Lavan "Dusty" Saunders and John
Clay; daughters Mollyann, Beryl and
Monique Saunders, Sherilyn and Marsha
Cooper; adopted children Calrissa McIn-
tosh, Javotte Cooper, Sharanna Johnson,
Betty Milfort, Darren Curry, Alex Mc-
Intosh and Lynette Rolle; sisters Geneva
McIntosh, Monica Russell, Margarita
Roberts, Arementha Curry, Barbra McIn-
tosh and Christine; brothers Donald, Ro-
land, Delvin and Victor McIntosh, Elvin
Russell and Wellington Pritchard; grand-
sons Leonard, Fred, Jamal, Romaine, Co-
rey, Toure, Shavonno, Mashard, Keano,
Zach, Juan, Justin, Giovanni and Cam-
eron; granddaughters Shanise, Darnell,
Jenique, Michaela, Aaliyah, Jade, Mie-
sha, Amami, Myla, Shemia, Lavana and
Azari; great-grandsons Amari, Deandre
and Corey; sons-in-law Boston and Corey
Cooper; daughters-in-law Laverne and
Anishka Saunders; granddaughters-in-law
Conika and Susie Munnings; sisters-in-
law Priscilla, Liza and Rachael McIntosh,
Bathsheba Pritchard, Evelyn Wilson, Ul-
rica McIntosh, Cetal Curry, Eva, Eleanor
and Gardina Saunders and Elmena Bethel;
brothers-in-law Maxwell Roberts, Sid-
ney Russell, Hermis Thomas, Alpheaus,
Amos and Harry Saunders; uncle Ralph
Russell; aunts: Florence Thompson, Pearl
Clay, Mavis and Olive Russell; nieces
and nephews and many other relatives and

The Memorial Service for William
Michael "Mike" Malone, 55, of Marsh
Harbour and formerly of Hope Town and
Nassau will be held on July 18 at New Vi-
sion Ministries in Marsh Harbour.
He is survived by his wife Deborah
Malone; daughters Kristal and Rayanne
Malone; grandson Maliq Kersaint; sis-
ters Elsie Carroll and Pauline North;
brothers Thomas and George Malone;
mother-in-law Josephine Weatherford;
brothers-in-law Michael, Sidney and
Robert Weatherford, William "Bill"
Carroll and Ronnie North; sisters-in-
law, Sheila and Debbie Malone, Patri-
cia and lantha Weatherford; nephews
Brian, T.J., Joshua, Nathaniel and Ja-
cob Malone, William Carroll Jr., Brock
North, Mikell, Daniel, Michael Jr. and

Neil Weatherford; nieces Laura, Kelli
Anne, Candace and Faith Malone, Ni-
cole Roberts, Courteney North, Theresa
Grant, Melanie Weatherford, nieces-in-
law Katie Malone, Sacha and Rosandi
Weatherford; nephews-in-law Jonathon
Roberts, Ravenell Grant; significant oth-
ers Lionel and Kesean Kersaint, Joser
Gedeus, Leonard and Kathy Sands and
family, Everette Hart, Don Cornish,
Chad Sawyer, Mr. and Mrs. Daren Al-
bury and the staff of Abaco Hardware
(especially Paul and Telanna), "Adopted
Sons" Franeo Francois and Gesner "Gi-
ant" Merzius, the Rotary Club of Aba-
co, the Central Abaco District Council,
the Abaco Chamber of Commerce, the
Cherokee Sound Group, the Andros Pi-
geon Hunting Crew, the Golden Grouper

Mike Malone
Breakfast Gang (Percy, Andy, Freddie,
John, Frank, George, David, Sandra,
etc.); and numerous other family mem-
bers and friends.

Reflections on Independence

Reflections From Page 7

as a good ambassador for Abaco."
Although, he staked great loyalty to Ab-
aco, he said as a Bahamian, Independence
Day has meant a lot to him because of the
changes it brought. "I am well in my 60s,
and I can see the changes that has come about
as I grow," he said. "I can look back at the
40s and 50s when Bahamians could not have
gone into the banks and worked, and you
know, that has really changed. Now Bahami-
ans have all the opportunities in the world. I
can say my grandchildren have more oppor-
tunities than what I have now."
Sherry Hunt, another taxi driver, was wait-
ing outside the post office and shared her
thoughts on Independence Day. "Indepen-

dence means to me that we are free freedom
from the British government that we were
under for many, many years and in 1973 we
became free," Hunt remarked. "Anytime you
are free, you have a chance to really enjoy
freedom and celebrate," she added.
Portia Laing of J.S. Johnson Insurance
Company felt proud when she reflected on
Independence Day. "It gives me a sense of
pride knowing that the nation has come to
maturity and is now positioned to govern
its internal and external affairs and make
decisions that may affect the people," Ms.
Laing solemnly stated.
Michael Knowles, manager of J.S.
Johnson, shared similar thoughts to that
of Ms. Laing's. "The Bahamas' Indepen-
dence means we have the freedom to gov-
ern ourselves as a country. It also means
at that point in time when we gained our
independence, we reached a certain level
of maturity, and this is always good as a

people, as a nation," Mr. Knowles said.
He added that as Bahamians we still have
the opportunity to grow and that we've
done quite well so far. "Bahamians, as we
know, are among the greatest people in
the world. We have a great country and
great people and God has blessed us," Mr.
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Local Talent Highlighted Summer Festival
By Samantha V. Evans lar) another part of our culture. This was a great addition
The final night of the Junkanoo Summer Festival, by the Ministry of Tourism as Bahamians are great ac-
July 3rd, drew larger crowds than any other night as tors as well as singers and dancers. The rest of the night
local talent was highlighted throughout the program. was filled with singing and dancing by local bands such
Tourists and locals took part in the ring plays, and it as T-Time Rake n' Scrape Band, New Entry Band and
was clear that many of them enjoyed feeling like a kid Impact Band. They all played songs that were inspired
again. Shelly Austin was the dynamic voice behind the from their own heart as well as favorites from artists of
microphone as the program went off without a hitch. various regions. Dynamic Dancers performed to Baha-
Talent came from far and near to provide entertainment mian song Ghost Move and the Treasure Cay Explorers
for this final night. Junkanoo Group rushed through the crowd while bring-
The first group to perform was the Abaco Royal ing everyone from the youngest to the oldest spectator to
Rangers who showed the crowd all of the drills and their feet. They were awesome! This night was a won-
swanky moves they have learned under the leadership derful end to what was a successful four weeks of great
of the Royal Bahamas Defense Force. They were well family fun.
groomed and performed with great confidence. These
young people were indeed a crowd pleaser.
Abaco Youth Ministries prepared and executed a dy- The crowd at the Junkanoo Summer Festival enjoyed a
namic cultural skit that showed our visitors (in particu- skit performed by the youth from Abaco Youth Ministries

A Junkanoo rush-out is featured at every Junkanoo Summer Festival. On the final night,
July 3, the Treasure Cay Explorers entertained the crowd. This is a new group that is fast
becoming very popular.

Ring Play, a game from olden days, is proving to be popular even in modem times. It was
played at the Junkanoo Summer Festival on its last night. It gets people moving around
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Club News

Abaco Gets First
Toastmasters Club
By Samantha V. Evans
Abaco now has its first chapter of Toast-
masters Club, Lighthouse Beamers, that
was officially chartered on July 3rd at the
Conch Inn conference room. The theme
chosen for the club is Illuminating the
Path to Effective Communication. Presi-
dent Kalesa Gibbs stated that the club got
started in November of last year when she
was approached by a few locals who knew
of her involvement with Toastmasters and
asked if she would help to start a club on
Abaco. The group met once each month
initially. Now they hold meetings every
second and fourth Thursday at the Conch

Inn conference room at 6:30 p.m. The
meetings are open to anyone who wants to
improve communications (public speaking)
and leadership skills.
On the charter and installation night,
Antoinette Fawkes, Immediate Past Dis-
trict Governor, came to Abaco. She is in
charge of all of the Toastmasters in The
Bahamas and South Florida. She was
proud to have been asked to be present.
There are over 300 chartered members in
The Bahamas alone and this organization
has been here for well over 30 years. Ms.
Fox assured the president that they will re-
ceive their official club banner to display at
all meetings and functions. She told them
that they have a good leader and once they
work together as a team, they will quickly

grow the club's membership.
Ms. Fawkes encouraged them to set a
goal for themselves and to not just come to
the meetings as a social outing. Once they
set their goals and stick with them, they
will see how it can help them with their
self-development. She told them to make
good use of the material they will receive
including their competent speaker manual.
She further explained that the Toastmas-
ters Club has an educational and leadership
component which can help them greatly in
life once they utilize them. After her talk,
Ms. Fox presented President Gibbs with
the Club's charter and the installation of the
officers followed. All members received
their certificates and the executive mem-
bers were sworn into office. The members
then pledged to support the officers of the
club and work together as a team to achieve
their set goals.
President Gibbs thanked the members
for having confidence in her and helping to
make this vision of the Toastmasters Club
for Abaco a reality. She told them that great
leaders have been created and groomed
by Toastmasters. She told them to get the
most from this organization they must: at-
tend meetings regularly, prepare speeches
to the best of their ability, prepare for and

fulfill all assignments, serve the club as an
officer when called upon, treat members
and guests with respect and courtesy, and
maintain the vibrancy of the club.
Now that the club has been chartered,
the members plan to increase member-
ship and to engage in exciting enriching
activities that will increase membership
retention. They plan to hold speech classes
with Junior Achievement, church groups
and community youth organizations. Fi-
nally, they would like to start a pilot Gavel
Club (Toastmaster's junior club) in a high
school on the island. These are their goals
for the first year which began July 1st and
ends June 30 of next year.
For persons wishing to become a mem-
ber of the Club, they have to attend three
consecutive meetings, fill out an applica-
tion form, interview with the executive
body and be presented to the club to be
voted on. The only criteria is that potential
members must be eighteen years or older.
After the event, a light reception followed.
A training session was held at the Conch
Inn Training Center on Saturday morning.
The executive members of the club are

Pleasesee Clubs Page 22

Toastmasters Club now has an official chapter on Abaco, the Lighthouse Beamers. The
club was officially chartered on July 3rd and the founding members are holding their cer-
tificates. Shown here are Jacqueline Collie, Samantha Cornish, Rita Huyler, Antoinette
Fawkes, Kaylisa Gibbs, President of the new club, Juliette McCafferty and Earlin Mills.
Ms. Fawkes is the Immediate Past District Governor who installed the officers.


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The Abaconian

Section A Page 21

Abaco is producing an abundance of onions

By Samantha V. Evans
Every year Abaco farmers work hard
to prepare their crops for market and this
year was no exception. However, some lo-
cal farmers are finding it hard to get their
products sold as they are not being support-
ed by local merchants. Local onion farmer
Augustine Williams is one of the farmers
who has come forward to complain about
the lack of support being received. While
he is grateful for the interest the govern-
ment is now showing for agriculture, he is
very disappointed that they are not living
up to what they promised. He explained
that the farmers were told that the market
would be controlled to allow farmers to
sell their products but merchants are still
importing goods that locals are now grow-
ing including onions. There are at least 35
acres of onions on Abaco alone and only
approximately 50 percent of the onions are
being sold.
Mr. Williams believes the Farmers Mar-
ket will make a big difference in pushing
farming as they will now have a regular
place to sell goods. Additionally, the mar-
ket needs to be controlled so that farmers
are not growing the same crops. This is
another major problem he is experiencing
in his area. He agrees that farming can be
lucrative, but he has not seen it as yet. In
fact, he is losing lots of money.
Mr. Williams stated that he has 300-400

bags of onions that he is unable to sell. His
onions are Jaguars and Mercedes which are
the Bahamas' Vidalia onions. He describes
them as sweet like apples, comparable to
onions sold in stores and comparable in
flavor to Vidalia onions grown in Georgia.
They can be used to flavor any dish includ-
ing rice and soups. He is disappointed that

there is not a law in place to enforce the
regulations as they are stated to be on the
books. Due to this some farmers are losing
a great deal of money. He would like to
encourage merchants to work closer with
the Bahamian farmers and support them by
purchasing their products.
Mr. Williams stated that he is sure that

Augustine Williams is shown with his crop of large sweet onions that he grew on his farm.
He has between 300 and 400 bags market ready but cannot find a buyer. The onions are
delicioius, very close in taste to Vidalia onions. However, Mr. Williams is very upset that
he is losing a large sum of money because he cannot sell them.

some farmers are selling their products,
but these farmers do not share their exper-
tise with those of them who are less expe-
rienced. He sees this as a major problem
in farming. Too many new farmers have to
learn by trial and error, and farming is too
expensive an area to make mistakes in. He
would Ilike to see the government inter-
vene so that he can see some return on his
investment. To date, with the four acres
of onions grown and harvested this year
alone, he has spent well over $20,000.
He loves farming and plans to continue,
but with these kinds of loses, this industry
needs regulating. He has learned a lot since
he began farming and would be happy to
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Letters From Page 8

the tack and gybe a 360 involves for safety
Also, I am more accustomed to sailing
in traditional Bahamian Regattas wherein
hitting the mark can produce a two-point
penalty but is generally not enforced or
considered a big deal unless you are try-
ing to gain an unfair advantage, which
we were not. 360's are not required for
safety reasons. All we were trying to do
was safely round the marker and have fun,
of course!
At the presentation later I was ap-
proached by (presumably) the skipper of
the boat that crossed the line second, the
Abaco Glow. I say presumably because he
never introduced himself to me before he
began to accuse us of deliberately trying
to miss the mark and cut the course short,
which we did not. No matter what I said
about safety or our crews' experience lev-
el, he would have it no other way and in-
sisted I own up to the incident to the Race
Committee and be penalized for same. I
did so, was told by the Race Committee
that we had won on corrected time but due
to the protest made by Abaco Glow, the
Rage would be scored second.
The presentations were made, we did
not receive 2nd place. Afterward, I was
informed by the Race Committee that
our entry had been withdrawn due to the
fact that we had not performed the pen-
alty 360. And we thought it was all about
having fun. The RTIA rule book says
"protests are discouraged since this is in-
tended to be a fun Regatta." Seems not
to be the case here. And nowhere does it
say that an entry would be withdrawn for

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failing to exonerate yourself after fouling
a marker.
The Race Committee has a difficult job
rating all the different sized boats, trying to
give everyone a fair chance at winning. We
have not always felt we were rated fairly
and this year was no exception to that. So
we generally prefer to consider we are rac-
ing 'boat for boat' no matter the size dif-
ference and we don't pay much attention to
the ratings or the corrected time finishing
positions. It's about fun, right? So boat
for boat we didn't do too well in the first
four races of RTIA but we blew the pants
off them in race five, inexperienced crew
and all! And we had fun doing it. Thanks
Stafford Patterson, Skipper
Abaco Rage.

Central From Page 14
Hope Town swimmers train at the pool
there. Some of the competitive swimmers
are doing well and can now compete na-
Ms. Pinder stated that swimming looks
good for Abaco. In fact, she would love
to see the students compete abroad as they
got great exposure. They presently get
great support from parents and others. She
would love to see the competitive swim-
mers receive scholarships to attend col-
lege. Even though the Abaco swim team
is unknown and unrecognized right now
in sports, they are working towards the
swimmers receiving the recognition they
The fund raiser held was to let parents
and grandparents see what the kids can
do. To raise money the club members

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sold food, sweets and drinks. The club
will have another fund raiser at the end of
July after which lessons will be discontin-
ue for the rest of the summer. The swim
club will open again in September. Ms.
Pinder stated that the club is receptive to
donations as swimming is an expensive
The club is grateful to Long Bay for
the use of the pool and for its supporters.
The fees for the Learn to Swim Program
are $100 a month for two lessons each
week or $50 a month for one lesson each
week, and $50 a month for competitive
swimmers for four lessons each week.
The money that the club is raising will be
used to purchase and install a pool heater
so the swimmers can continue training all

Rents From Page 17

to be considerate and reduce their rent to
help them improve the island where they
all live, work and love.

Clubs From Page 20

President Kalesa Gibbs, Vice President
Education Juliette Stuart-McCafferty, Vice
President Public Relations Millie Dawkins,
Vice President Membership Dornell
Swain, Secretary Jacqueline Collie, Trea-
surer Shanishka Bain, and Social Commit-
tee Chairman Samantha Cornish. The club
members attending the training session on
Saturday morning learned more about what
is expected of them as Toastmasters.

Hints for Helping
Our Environment
Vehicle Conservation
Regular tune-uos, clean filters
and proper tire pressure will
increase a car's gas mileage.
A poorly tuned engine can
consume 3 9 percent more

Island Shutters
Serving All of Abaco
Shutter Experts Direct Factory Connection

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Hotels and House Rental Agents
+ agents with multiple cottages and houses

Area Code 242 unless listed otherwise
Island-wide Abaco Listings

Abaco Vacations +
Abaco Vacation Planner + 25 hse
Bahamas Vacations +
Lee Pinder + 3 hse
Marina Albury Cottages 5 cottages
Grand Cay

Rosie's Place
Bluff House
Cocobay Cottages
Green Turtle Club
Island Properties +
New Plymouth Inn
Ocean Blue Properties
Roberts Cottages
Dive Guana
Dolphin Bch Resort
Donna Sands +
Guana Beach Resort
Guana Seaside
Ocean Frontier
Ward's Landing
Abaco Inn
Club Soleil
Crystal Villas
Elbow Cay Prop +
Hope T Harb Lodge
Hope T Hideaways +
Hope T Villas +
Lighthouse Rentals
Sea Gull Cottages +
Sea Spray Resort
Tanny Key +
Turtle Hill

en Turtle Cay
30 rm
35 rm
34 hse
9 rm
+ 34
3 cott
uana Cay


Lubbers Quarters
Sea Level Cottages 4 hse

36/-3529 Island Home Rentals + 8 hse 3
00-462-2426 Schooner's Landing 5 condos 3
Marsh Harbour area
366-2053 Abaco Beach Resort 82 rms
366-2075 Abaco Real Estate + 6 hse
Alesia's 3 rms
352-5458 Ambassador Inn 6 rms
Bustick Bight Resort 8 rms
365-4247 Conch Inn 9 rms
365-5464 D's Guest House 6 rms 3
365-4271 Island Breezes Motel 8 rms
365-4047 Lofty Fig Villas 6 eff
365-4161 Pelican Beach Villas 6 cott
365-4636 Regattas (Prev. Abaco Towns) 32 effic
365-4105 Mnnoor' Island

II hse 365-5178
4 rm 10 cott.365-5137
12 hse 365-5195
6 units 365-5133
8 rm 7 cott 365-5106
4 units 904-982-2762
ope Town
22 rm 366-0133
6 rm I cott 366-0003
7 villas 888-812-2243
53 hse 366-0035
25 rm 3660095
63 hse 366-0224
3 hse 366-0030
4 cott 366-0154
3 hse 366-0266
6 villas 366-0065
43 hse 366-0053
4 villas 366-0557

Moore's Is Bonefish Camp 8 rm
Sandy Point
Oeisha's Resort






Pete & Gay's Resort 14 rm 366-4119
Rickmon's Bonefishing 10 rm 366-4477
Spanish Cay
Spanish Cay Resort 18 rm 6 hse 365-0083
Treasure Cay
Bahama Beach Club 88 units 365-8500
Island Dreams + 45 hse 365-8507
Treasure Cay Resort 95 rms 365-8801
Mark's Bungalows 4 units 365-8506
Wood Cay
Tangelo Hotel 19 rm 3 villa365-2222
Web Sites with Abaco Information



July 15, 2009



July 15,2009

The Abaconian

Section A

Emergency Services
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

Medical Services
Abaco Family Medicine Marsh Harbour...367-2295
Auskell Advanced Medical Clinic .............367-0020
Marsh Harbour Medical Centre................367-0049
Government Clinic Marsh Harbour .........367-2510
Corbett Clinic Treasure Cay ...................365-8288
Government Clinic Cooper's Town .........365-0300
Government Clinic Green Turtle Cay .....365-4028
Government Clinic Hope Town ..............366-0108
Government Clinic Sandy Point .............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: dswain@bahamas.com

Airlines Serving Abaco
Abaco Air- Nassau, N Eleuthera, Moores Is........ 367-2266
Am erican Eagle M iam i ......................................367-2231
Bahamasair Nassau,W. Palm B, Ft Laud .......... 367-2095
Continental Connection Miami
Ft. Laud and W Palm Beach.........................367-3415
R egional Freeport.................................
Sky Baham as Nassau ........................................367-0446
Southern Air Nassau .......................................... 367-2498
Twin Air Calypso Fort Lauderdale ..................... 367-0140
Yellow Air Taxi Ft Lauderdale ............................. 367-0032
Local air charters serving Bahamas & S.Florida
A baco A ir.......... .. .......... ... .................. 367-2266
Cherokee Air Charters .............. .....................367-3450

Dive Shops
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: (effective 22Dec 08)
Clinic, Dow ntow n, Regattas ........................ .........$10
Ab Bch Resort, Eastern Shore, Pelican shore $15
Spring City $15
Dundas Town, Nat Ins bldg, CAbaco Primary Sch .........$15
M urphy Tow n & G reat. Cistern .......................................$20
S 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 adeira P ark ...................................... $20
S an d B a n ks ........................................ $2 5
Treasure Cay Resort.. .................... $30
Leisure Lee $45
Black Wood $20
Fire Road & C ooper's Tow n ............................................$40
Cedar Harbour .....................$60
W ood C ay ....................................... $7 0
M o unt H ope .................................... $80
Fox Town .........$70
C row n Haven ..............................$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

S 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 INot
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
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
Treasure Cay Marinal50 ...... F......365-8250
Man-O-War Marina ...26....... F......365-6008
Marsh Harbour
Boat Harbour Marinal83....... F......367-2736
Conch Inn...................75....... F .....367-4000
Harbour View Marina.36....... F .....367-2182
Mangoes Marina........29................367-2366
Marsh Harbour Marina52 F 367 2700
Hope Town
Hope Town Marina.....16................366-0003
Hope Town Hideaways...................366-0224
Lighthouse Marina .......6....... F......366-0154
Sea Spray..................60....... F......366-0065
Spanish Cay
Spanish Cay Marina...75....... F......365-0083
Guana Cay
Orchid Bay .................64 ...... F......365-5175
Boats can clear Customs at Green Turtle Cay,
Treasure Cay or Marsh Harbour

Please bring errors &
revisions to our atten-
tion Rev 15 Jun 09

Everyone reads The Abaconian .

Charter Boats
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
Guana Cay
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
Hope Town
Cat's Paw Boat Rentals..................... 366-0380
Hope Town Cart Rentals ................... 366-0064
Island Cart Rentals ........................... 366-0448
Island Marine Boat Rentals ............... 366-0282
J R's Cart Rental................................ 366-0361
Sea Horse Boat Rentals .................... 366-0023
T & N Cart Rentals............................. 366-0069
Treasure Cay
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

Bonefish Guides
Sandy Point
Patrick Roberts .. 366-4286
Nicholas Roberts
Derrick Gaitor
Ferdinand Burrows 366-4133
Vernal Burrows
Kendall White
Anthony Bain ......366-4107
Floyd Burrows .... 366-4175
Links Adderly ...... 366-4335
Valentino Lightbourne
Ricky Burrows .... 366-4233
Marsh Harbour
Jody Albury ......... 375-8068
Terrance Davis.... 367-4464
Buddy Pinder.......366-2163
Justin Sands ......367-3526
Danny Sawyer.....367-3577
Jay Sawyer ........367-3941
David Albury .......365-6059

Crossing Rocks
Tony Russell .......366-3259
Will Sawyer............. 366-2177
Marty Sawyer.......... 366-2115
Noel Lowe ...............366-2107
Randy Sawyer .........366-2284
Casaurina Point
Junior Albury ...........366-3058
Hope Town
Maitland Lowe ........366-0234
North Abaco
O'Donald Mclntosh..477-5037
Pope McKenzie .......477-5894
Orthnell Russell ......365-0125
Alexander Rolle .......365-0120
Edward Rolle ..........365-0024
Green Turtle Cay
Rick Sawyer.............365-4261
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

Page 23

Visitors' Guide
Restaurants Services Transportation

Restaurant Guide
Prices $ Low, $$ Moderate, $$$ Upper
(Based on dinner entree range)
+ Picnic tables & restroom only t Provides ride from town
Marsh Harbour
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
Snappas.............................$ ........367-2278
W allys .......................... $$$ .............367-2074
Hope Town
Abaco Inn .....................$$$ .............366-0133
Cap'n Jacks .......................$ .............366-0247
Harbour's Edge............... $$.............366-0087
H T Harbour Lodge .......$$$ .............366-0095
M unchies ..........................$ .....+....366-0423
Sea Spray ...................... $$ ..... .....366-0065
Little Harbour
Pete's Pub
Lubber's Quarter
C racker P's.........................................366-3139
Hibiscus ..................... .................. 365-6380
Island Treats Snack Bar.....................365-6501
Guana Cay
Docksiders ...................$$$ .............365-5230
Grabbers.............. $$$..........$ ...365-5133
N ippers ..........................$$$ ............365-5143
Orchid Bay .....................$$$ .............265-5175
Treasure Cay
Florence's Cafe .................$
Harbour Cafe ....................$.............365-8635
Hudson's Delight ...............$............365-8648
Spinnaker Restaurant ...$$$.............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
Sandy Point
Nancy's .........................
Pete & Gays .................$$$ ............366-4119
Rickmon Bonefish Lodge................... 366-4477

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NUMBER 14 JULY 15th, 2009

Fiddle Cay party-goers enjoyed sand and sea

Largest tourist event on Abaco brought 1000+ together for beach fun
By Canishka Alexander
The 34th annual Regatta Time in Ab-
..aco ran from July 3-11 and with it came
the Cheeseburger in Paradise Party spon-
Ssored by Bobb and Patricia Henderson of
Stranded Naked. It is described as Abaco's
biggest beach party and what a fitting de-
scription it is as more than a 1000 people
sailed to the beach at Fiddle Cay a mile
or so off Green Turtle Cay.
It's interesting how the idea came about
and even more amazing how many people
travel to Abaco year after year to attend
the party. "It was too big for the house-
boat, so we moved it to the beach," Mr.
Henderson recalled. "After two, three,
A deserted baech on an uninhabited cay near Green Turtle Cay was once again transformed into the setting for a very large party four years of meeting all of the friends in
of boaters. Hosted by Bobb and Patricia Henderson, second homeowners on Green Turtle Cay, this party attracts well over 1000 the Bahamas, there was no way to have
visitors for an afternoon of fun. The Hendersons supplied 1200 hamburgers, 600 hot dogs and 100 gallons of rum punch to satisfy it on the boat because it would sink. The
the crowds at this initial event of Regatta Time in Abaco. This is the 34th year for the Regatta and organizers were pleased that the dock filled up, so we moved it to the beach
numbers of entrants did not drop despite the economic downturn. With a fantastic intitial event, the fleet of sailboats and all the other so everyone could have a good time in the




Please see Fiddle Cay Page 2

Regatta Time in
Abaco, A Racing
Venue in Paradise
By Rebecca Burg
Visitors and locals alike were swept into
a nine-day extravaganza of socializing and
sailboat racing. The annual Regatta Time
in Abaco, in its 34th year, is a highly an-
ticipated tradition amongst many visitors.
Even boating families who don't actually
race in the event will schedule their trips to
Abaco to coincide with Regatta Time due
to the irresistible social festivities.
Often, regatta followers end up becom-
ing participants by crewing on racing ves-
sels. As usual, the competition was close
and good tactics were the name of the
game. Sailboats are divided into four main
fleets; serious spinnaker flying speedsters,
RTIA racer-cruisers who carry specialty
sails, multihulls and "Mother Tub" cruis-
ing boats that normally don't race.
Please see Regatta Page 4

Abaco Native Named Employee

of the Year for Immigration

By Samantha V. Evans
Veteran Immigration employee Marguerita
Cornish has been a member of the clerical staff
in the Marsh Harbour Immigration office for the
past 24 years. She was named Employee of the
Quarter for January through March of this year
by her local supervisor. For this honor, she re-
ceived a plaque and a gift certificate from John
Bull. She was allowed to keep the floating trophy
in her office for that quarter. Shortly after that,
she learned that she was one of the five persons
up for Employee of the Year for 2009. She was
excited and extremely humbled as she was up
against level two immigration officers. As a result
of all of her hard work, commitment and dedi-
cation to the service, she won the recognition.
Around April of this year, she went into Nassau
where she was treated like royalty. She received
a beautiful basket from John Bull, two round trip
tickets on Bahamas Air, and a gift certificate from

Maggie Cornish
John Bull. She stated that her work
ethics were learned form her late
mother who always worked and did
her best. Hence, she insisted that

Please see People Page 8

juiLort 3Uiaor3 JUit titi rec LUUv CUIIpe UlitU Lu rat 3 Uf n juy I U LUy UUy ur L ne guttu
Time in Abaco. They are sailing Optimists, common for beginning sailors. The races
were held off Cracker P's on Lubbers Quarter. Elbow Cay's Tahiti Beach is seen in
the background.

visitors who time their trips to Abaco to coincide with the Regatta parties began a nine-day series of events that took them to five
towns and many more parties.

The Mother Tub fleet begins a race


IT \

Regatta lime in Aoaco appeals to all types of sailOoats. mhe ooats are classed with similar boats so everyone has a chance to win a
trophy. Most of the boats come from the States but several join the races from Nassau and several local sailors enjoy the competi-
tion. This year one boat came from the United Kingdon, timing its trip to coincide with Regatta dates. Each of the five races of the
series is sailed off a different town, allowing crews to enjoy the variety of towns that Abaco has.


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Large crowd enjoyed first event of Regatta Time

Fiddle Cay From Page 2
beautiful Bahamas."
He said the annual event started in the
late '80s on his houseboat and moved to
the beach in 1993. "It has always been in
northern Abaco on Green Turtle Cay and
No Name Cay and started on Fiddle Cay in
1994," he added.
Margaritaville banners with Jimmy Buf-
fet's name attached to them were every-
where as his catchy tunes and upbeat mu-
sic floated from the speakers. "Since long
ago I was a Jimmy Buffet fan kind of
the people he's afraid of, I guess. We just
followed him around from venue to venue,
and we figured in The Bahamas his music
fits the style, so we brought it to the beach.
His music's playing in the background all

day long," he explained.
Mr. Henderson was impressed and
pleased to see the number of people who
attended the party as he bobbed in and out
of the crowd to chat a bit and show off an
enormous, yet interestingly colourful hat.
"I enjoy meeting the people. I'm a pilot,
and I fly all over the world, so I see people
from all different backgrounds. It's just a
way for everyone to mingle together and
that's the best thing just meeting all the
different people and enjoying our fun up
here," he stated.
It certainly didn't appear that anyone on
Fiddle Cay was conscious of hard times
brought on by this year's recession as they
enjoyed themselves.
"Well, let me put it like this: as Jimmy
said in his latest song, the recession, de-

pression, well, ah, the recession hasn't hurt
these people at all because they still want to
at least have a vacation and come out and
enjoy the beautiful Bahamas and the water
and the sunshine. We're very fortunate to
have the weather we're having here today
because there has been a lot of rain here,
but it's a beautiful day; everyone's having
a good time," he said.
And having a good time is his and his
wife's goal for those who attend. He said
they work for three months out of the year
just planning to ensure the party is as good
as possible.
"This year we added a mister system
to mist water over the top of the people
in the line for cheeseburgers. We tried
everything we could to cook the burgers
faster, but when you're cooking 1,200
cheeseburgers, you can only cook 'em so
fast. And we have three huge homemade
grills," Henderson pointed out.
He said the party wouldn't be possible
without the volunteers. "We have many,

many volunteers that clean this beach be-
fore and after the party to bring it back to
its pristine condition. Every piece of glass,
everything on this beach everything's
gone. It's cleaned all up!"
Henderson said the area was also fogged
for mosquitoes that morning and the di-
rection of the prevailing winds that day
worked in his favour keeping the bugs
away, which was a great relief. After pay-
ing attention to the smallest of details, he
seemed determined to have a great day at
the beach.
"Tonight at 6 o' clock, after everybody
leaves, we'll shut off the music, I'll sit
here and have a cold Coors light beer, and
you'll see no one here except the Fiddle
crabs," he said.
He assured me that "you haven't seen
the Bahamas until you come out there."
"The Out Islands are the Out Islands. This
is the true, real Bahamas," Mr. Hender-
Please see Fiddle Cay Page 79

The beach at Fiddle Cay was filled with boats, from a myriad of inflatable dinghies to
larger power boats anchored off. It takes many boats to transport over 000 people to the Cheeseburgers in Paradise, the Jimmy Buffet party on Fiddle Cay, served 1200 cheese-
party that kicks off Regatta Time in Abaco. The casual ambiance begins the 9-day event burgers and 300 hot dogs along with 100 gallons of rum punch to satisfy the party goers.
in a festive, friendly atmosphere. Bobb and Patricia Henderson host the party that takes three months to plan.

ur, AbacoACO



15th June. 2009

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The Abaconian

July 15, 2009

July 15,2009

The Abaconian

Section B

/ ew Prices / ew Listings


- reat Values

price on Green Turtle Cay beach. Highly desirable
neighbourhood.Existing 2 bed home.US$800,000.
Stan. Sawyel-@SothebysRealty.com 242.577.0298

2,700 sf home with deep water private dock & 2 boat
lifts. Priced below replacement cost. US$950,000.
Laulie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046

SUMMIT IMPRESS YOUR GUESTS when you entertain in
this spacious,well-appointed home with spectacular
360 degree views. Deeded dock slip. US$875,000.
Laurie.Sch reinelr@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046

GETAWAY -ABAcO OCEAN CLUB Escape from it all!
Cozy I bed I bath cottage with A/C on the water.
Community dock. Extra lot available- $349,000.
Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.cor 242.367.5046

4 bath with views of the Sea of Abaco.Value added, Spectacular home, pool & views.4 bed 4 bath, 2,750
new sea wall.Was $2,775,000. Now $2,300,000. sq. ft. with dockage. Open to Offer. $1,599,000.
Bill.Albury@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046 BilI.Albu ry@SothebysRealty-com 242.367.5046

CLUB 50 ft dock with lift, meticulously appointed
sea views, also extra lot available-US$1,499,000.
Lydia.Bodamer@SothebysRealry.com 242.367.5046

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.
Bill.Albury@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046

Prime area with 55ft dock. Seller incentives.
New Price.Was $859,000. Now US$749,000.
Lydia.Bodamer@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046

new 3 bed, 3.5 bath home with high end
finishes, 3.800 sq.ft & garage.$499,000.
Bill.Albury@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046

WATERFRONT New 3 bed 3.5 bath penthouses
at The Crossing. Carefree getaway with dock
slip. Panoramic Views $645,000 745,000.
Bill.Albury@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046

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Location. 150 feet of sandy beach. 5,039 sq. ft.
Adjacent 1.92 acre lotalso available. US$3,900,000.
Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com 242.577.0298

homes, sea & harbour views, pool. Rent will offset
mortgage. US$699,000. Or lease. US$2,975.
Lydia.Bodamer@SothebysRealry-com 242.367.5046

OWN outstanding 3 bed 3 bath home on 2 lots. 157 fton
canal. Fully serviced dock.Well priced. US$1,740,000.
Scan.Sawyer@So thebysRealty.com 242.577.0298


easily converted to residential. $350,000.
Bill.Albury@SothebysRealty.com 242-367.5046

house. 4 bed 3 bath home.Good elevation, powder
white sand beach, awesome views. US$1,149,000.
Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealcy.com 242.577.0298

Best value on TC beach. New 3 bed 2 bath 2
storey cottage, fuil lower walkout. $695,000.
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Kerry Sullivan Laurie Schreiner Jane Patterson Stan S5
Broker Estate Agent Estate Agent Estate A
t242,366.0163 t.242.367.5046 t242,366.0035 t242,57
Member of tt

condo on TC beach! 2 bed 2 bath. 1,000 sq.ft.
& pool. Excellent rental history. $580,000.
Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealcy.com 242,577.0298

awyer Bill Albury Lydia Bodamer
gent Estate Agent Estate Agent
7,0298 t242,5572929 t242577.0016
he Bahamas MLS

Ronalda Higgins
Client Services

#4578 ABACO OCEAN CLUB LOT 17 Gorgeous WaterView. $225,000. Laurie Schreiner
:#4940 ABACO OCEAN CLUB Lot 18 NEW LISTING- Steps to water: $180,000. Laurie Schreiner
#4433 ABACO OCEAN CLUB Lot 46 Large waterfront lot. $298,000. Laurie Schreiner
#4193 ABACO OCEAN CLUB LOT 8 7 Interior lot with high elevation. $125,000. Laurie Schreiner
#4580 ABACO OCEAN CLUB LOT 107 Community dockage available. $79,000. Laurie Schreiner
#3947 ABACO OCEAN CLUB LoT 143 approximately 11,450 sq. ft. $150,000. Bill Albury
#4606 ABACO OCEAN CLUB LOT 152 Sea views, dockage available. $145,000. Laurie Schreiner
#4713 NORTH END LOTS 2 & 4 Beachfront. $180,000 each. Laurie Schreiner
#4714 INTERIOR LOTS- 14.295 sq.f.t $59,500 62,000 each. Laurie Schreiner

#4071 BAHAMA PALM SHORES LT r43 Good residential area. $30,000. BillAlbury
#4493 GREEN TURTLE CAY LEWARD YACHT' CLUB Lots & house packages. From $275,000. Scan Sawyer
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#4572 LITTLE HARBOUR .97 acre, 150 ft. harbourfront. $250,000. Laurie Schreiner
#4689 CEDAR HARBOUR 2 acre eco-friendly site with deeded water access. $59,950. Lydia Bodamer
#4632 MARSH HARBOUR High Rocks Waterfront Lot. High elevation & views. $599,000. Bill Albury
#4888 TURTLE ROCKS 10 Acmis Water access and good elevations. $349,000. Lydia Bodamer
#4641 TREASURE CAY UNDER CONTRACT OCKAN Bivn. $1,750,000.Stan Sawyer
#4803 TREASURE CAY CHOICi CANAi .ONTr LOr. $320,000. Stan Sawyer

FOR LEASE EASTERN SHORES 4B/4B with pool, beach & dock, $4,0001mo. Lydia Bodamer
FOR LEASE PELICAN SHORES 3B/2B with pool, sea & harbour views. $2,7951mo. Lydia Bodamer

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Page 4 Section B The Abaconian

July 15, 2009

Regatta boasts Abaco's summer economy

Regatta From Page 7

The first race day on July 4th, the first
of five race days, was an around-the-buoy
track near Green Turtle Cay. Passing rain
showers and unpredictable summer breez-
es threw a special challenge into the day's
game. The spinnaker boats, after crack-
ing off a suspenseful shoulder-to-shoul-
der start, rode a downdraft all the way
to the course's farthest mark. Then, near
the mark, the wind faded to nearly noth-
ing. The Mother Tub classes, multihulls

and some of the spinnaker racers nearly
stopped in their tracks as they approached
the mark. Boats began piling into a great,
drifting cluster. Sails sagged and rudders
would not respond. Even the Abaco Rage's
broad spread of canvas struggled to capture
the faint wisps of wind that curled past.
Clyde Rodger's RTIA entry, Sponge Cake,
drifted sideways, her crew leaning over the
rail and holding the sails out. Wind Pirate,
Dan Wheland's Jeanneau 39, appeared to
be drifting backwards.
Finally, the breeze filled in and the traf-
fic jam of sailboats began to straighten

Balamena II, Peter Christie's boat from Nassau, is a regular competitor in Regatta Time
in Abaco. The crew is relaxing in a downwind leg of a race.

Perry Thomas &y
Realtor, Office Manager
Endless Summer #508, Eastern Shores, 2 story, 4 bedrooms, 3 bath-
rooms. 210' water frontage, 80'
7 dock, 6' low water, 9,000 lb.
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 I00'x120' lot.
REDUCED $424,000.
Agape Villa Murphy Town #503 Two free standing structures
containing four one-bedroom,
one bathroom apartment units
that are fully furnished with
central air conditioning. Sits
on 15,000 sq. ft. Landscaped.
All units are rented. REDUCED $227,900 Person purchasing this will have
an instant business.
Three bedroom, two bathroom home, #L.Jully fur-
rn P NDER itioning,
CONTRAC I'_lscaped
eestand 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.

itself out in a chaotic squeeze around the
buoy. Bronwen McKiever's Florida-based
entry, Sea Swan, sailed side by side with
the competitive German crew on Richard
Voswinckel's Windspiel II in the Mother
Tub classes. Both boats, new to Regatta
Time, finished near the back of the class.
However, these two would refine their
tactics and would end up taking top
slots later in the week. Preferring
heavier winds, local sailing star Ab-
aco Rage finished near the middle of
the class for race one. Balamena II
and Tanglefoot, highly competitive
Regatta Time veterans, also found
no favor with the fluky, light winds.
Later in the week, these Bahamian-
based boats would also be taking top
slots away from their rivals.
Race two was a scenic island hop
from Treasure Cay to Guana Cay.
Dive Guana's Troy Albury and Ossie
Hall of Abaco Adventures were most
generous in offering to do the dif-
ficult task of towing a long chain of
rubber dinghies belonging to the rac-
ers to the race's distant finish line.
Firm winds set a fast pace for the
day and stretched the boats out on
the course. William Powell's return-
ing entry, Running Free, earned On
top rank in the Mother Tub D class
spwith Windspiel II finding its form
with Windspiel II finding its form ti""

Fina Wells Janet Harding
Realtor Realtor

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
sq ft.

Marsh Harbour vacant lot with beautiful walls, huge entrance gate
with brick pavers at two entrances,
landscaped with sprinkler system, fresh
water from drilled well and two small

Triplex for sale Murphy Town

#502 2 one-bedroom, one-
bath and I two-bedroom, one-
bath. $145,000

Home in Murphy Town 4 Bedroom, 2.5 bath, laudry rm with a
car port, lot size 90x1 00
on Forest Drive. Inte-
rior needs renovation.
$151,200 gross

and rocketing from day one's last place
to winning a first place today in Mother
Tub C. Race three was a spin around the
buoys near Marsh Harbour. Sun, favorable

Please see Regatta Page 6

ly the hot racing boats are allowed to use
nnakers. The other classes stay with tradi-
ial sails.

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Broker, Appraiser, President with 21 years experience
Perry Thomas, BRI Cell 577-0553
Tina Wells Cell 475-3669 Janet Harding Cell 577-0284
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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
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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
$18,600 gross
One oceanfront lot on Tilloo Cay with beach access and shared
do ck Lot size sq ft 0.73 acres 103ft on water and 315 ft asking price
$278,400 gross
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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Page 6 Section B The Abaconian

Five communities host Regatta parties

Regatta From Page 4
10-15 knot winds and light sea conditions
made the day. The fine wind lightened near
the race's conclusion, adding a new chal-
lenge to racers trying to make the finish
line. Spinnaker boats swerved to keep their
chutes full. At one point the wind briefly
ceased all together, causing Buena Vida's
powerful downwind sail to harmlessly
drape itself over the boat's bow. Buena
Vida, David Rodarte's returning North
Carolina entry, is a formidable contender
and earned podium time for three out of
four races. Mike Gable's Farr 39.5, No
Limit, took first today in the spinnaker
fleet. "This was a good course," said No
Limit crewman Pat Figley, cheered by his
team's win. Andy Burke's team on the re-
turning entry, Abaco Glow, kept in clear

air and away from its rivals for a top win in
the RTIA class. The Abaco Glow team also
does volunteer work during Regatta Time.
Race four was a zig-zag upwind contest
from Marsh Harbour to Hope Town. Two
trimarans, Splash and Overdo, saw close
racing with Splash finishing the 11-mile
course in just one and a half hours. Mid-
race, strong breezes ruffled the seas and
favored the heavier boats. Sea Swan found
her groove and muscled Running Free out
of top rank with Swan taking the first prize
in Mother Tub D. Janet Harding's Abaco-
based Island Gal maintained an impressive
third rank over the Mother Tub D class
for two days in a row. Race five's course
sent sailors from Hope Town to Marsh

Please see Regatta Page 12

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as the parties are casual and lots of fun.

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By Michelle Mikula
For the second year the Abaco Tour-
ist Office and Friends of the Environment
will have an awards ceremony to recognize
individuals and organizations that have
positively impacted their environment
The awards ceremony is tied to the
Keep Abaco Beautiful program which was
officially launched on Abaco in September
2007 in an effort to engage individuals and
organizations in activities that would im-
prove their community environment. Keep
Abaco Beautiful is an affiliate of Keep
America Beautiful, an environmental or-
ganization based in the United States that
focuses on litter prevention, waste reduc-
tion and community beautification.
The organizers encourage the Abaco
community to begin thinking of friends,
peers, youth groups, businesses or schools
that they feel are deserving of one of these
awards. The categories to which individu-
als and organizations can be nominated are
as follows:
The Educational Award: Geared to-
wards a school
This award is the highest honor given
by Keep Abaco Beautiful and is presented
annually to one or more schools that de-
veloped an environmentally conscious pro-
gram with exceptional success.

Friends of Environment Award:
Geared towards a business either civic, gov-
ernment, youth groups or private groups
This award is for a group that has helped
build Abaco in the area of environmental
consciousness through beautification, litter
prevention or promoting awareness.
The Volunteer Leadership Award:
Geared towards an individual
This award honors an individual who is
given of themselves and goes above and
beyond to improve and beautify his com-
Last year the organizing committee
honoured several Abaconians for their sig-
nificant contribution towards the protection
and sustainability of their environment.
Those successful last year were Hope
Town Primary School that won the Edu-
cation Award; Tom Hazel of Hope Town
Harbour Lodge who won the Volunteer
Leadership Award and the community of
Cherokee that won the Friends of the En-
vironment Award.
Applications for nominations can be
picked up at the Abaco Tourist Office or
Friends of the Environment during normal
business hours. The deadline for nomina-
tion is August 31st. For further informa-
tion, contact the Ministry of Tourism at
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Man leads outreach ministry istry: John McIntosh, Ryan Forbes, Syd-
By Canishka Alexander ney Hart, Al Bootle and Chuck Sawyer.
We never know when God will call us Mr. Laroda's passion, desire and deter-
to be a part of His ministry, but we must mination to serve God is impressive and
listen for His call. Clint Laroda received perhaps the ministry's Scriptural theme
his call the night his son, Wensil Laroda, can shed light on his eagerness to go out
died, and he was listening. The date: Sep- and reach people in the community. Ear-
tember 29, 2006. As grief stricken as Lar- ly in 2007 the men began meeting at the
oda was, he was visited by Pastor Stafford Treasure Cay basketball park. This is still
Symonette and his brother Pastor Ed Lar- only a portion of what Mr. Laroda wants
oda, who came to comfort him that same to accomplish. "I want to go to the prisons
night on his loss. The two men questioned and minister to people. We will not stop
what was taking place at their two church- until every soul is saved, until we make
es Full Gospel Assembly and Unity Bap- disciples and teach them the love of God,"
tist Church but nothing was going on. he adamantly expressed.
That would not be the case for too long. However, in the meantime, the men
Three men were chosen from Full Gos- go from door to door in the community.
pel and three from Unity Baptist to form an "Some are not going to come to the four
outreach ministry called Labourers United walls or to the basketball court. We have
in the Master's Service. Clint Laroda was been discussing ways to improve our ser-
chosen as their leader. vice, so we decided to go door to door,"
The members meet regularly every Mon- Mr. Laroda explained. "Jesus did more
day. "The outreach ministry is non-denom- than just die for us He opened a whole
inational; it is open to all who are under the new way," he proclaimed.
name of Christ," Mr. Laroda said. With that in mind, Mr. Laroda has a
The ministry has made dramatic chang- new way of looking at things after losing
es over the years, and now there are five his son. "When I lost my son, I gained
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her children do the same.
Ms. Cornish handles requests of all
kinds from work permits, extensions on
stay, citizenship and permanent residency.
Since she is the only one in her area, the
work load has been much and challenging
over the years. But to ensure that she gets
her work to Nassau and Freeport within a
timely fashion (and with minimal stress),
she has worked on the weekends. Even
though she loves what she does and takes
on the challenges gracefully, Ms. Cornish
would like to see more persons accepted
into her area for employment so that the
work load would not have to fall on one
person as there is a lot to be done.
Now that she has received such a great
honor, Ms. Cornish would love to train oth-
ers to be as proficient as she is and to have
a passion for what they do. For persons
considering working in her area whether it
is with the Department of Immigration or
another agency, she stated that they must
love dealing with people and doing cleri-
cal work. They must be prepared to learn
from others especially those they help. She
is pleased that more young people are ex-
pressing interest in becoming Immigration
officers but she hopes to see more interest
in clerical work since it is needed to get the
work out and on time. Before retiring, Ms.
Cornish hopes to receive another promo-
tion to that of chief clerk.
Ms.Cornish began working with this de-
partment by chance. She was at The Col-
lege of the Bahamas pursuing a teaching
degree when she learned that her mother
had passed away, resulting in her having to

return home to Abaco. Needing a job, she
applied with the public service and ended
up working with the Department of Immi-
gration. She started working as a filing as-
sistant and is now a senior clerk. In her area
she deals directly with the general public.
She also handles all of the secretarial work
of the job. She explained that she enjoys her
work immensely as she gets to help people
from all nationalities. She goes beyond her
duties to ensure that she is able to help their
clients with requests. She does her best to
ensure that the office runs smoothly. Over
the years, she has had the opportunity to sit
several Pitman exams and receive computer
training. However, she still plans to pursue
her educational interest.

Abaco resident performs with The Bahamas
National Symphony Orchestra in Canada

Abaco resident, Jennifer Hudson, re-
cently traveled to Canada with 14 other
musicians from the Bahamas National
Symphony Orchestra which she founded in
Nassau in 1991. The Bahamian musicians
spent a week as guests of the musicians of
Le Jardin de Violons. Although the BNSO
has performed on three occasions in Hope
Town and Marsh Harbour, this was its first
international trip and was the result of a
Bahamian-Canadian exchange programme
begun last year when 16 members of Le
Jardin des Violons performed with the
BNSO in its annual gala concert on Para-

The Bahamas National Symphony Orchestra members were the guests of the musicians
ofLe Jardin de Violons near Montreal, Quebec. The two orchestras performed a concert
for a very enthusiastic audience at a church in Terrebonne, Quebec. Jennifer Hudson of
Casuarina Point, founder of the orchestra, was thrilled to go with the group.

dise Island, Nassau.
Having rehearsed separately during the
year, the Bahamian and Canadian musi-
cians came together for two rehearsals
after arrival in Canada in order to adjust
final details before the performance on
June 21 in the magnificent church of Saint
Louis de France in Terrebonne, just north
of Montreal. The well attended concert
was an outstanding success with the appre-
ciative audience rising to give the musi-
cians multiple standing ovations.
His Excellency, Mr. Michael Smith,
Bahamas High Commissioner to Canada,
who is a Marsh Harbour native, journeyed
from Ottawa with his wife, Suzanne, to
attend the concert. Following the perfor-
mance, Mr. Smith presented brief remarks
in which he expressed his enjoyment of
the performance and expressed pride in
the way in which ties have been forged
between the Bahamian and Canadian mu-
sicians, bringing the cultures of the two
countries together in such a magnificent
way. He presented medals to each of the
Bahamian musicians on behalf of the musi-
cians of Le Jardin des Violins.
The programme included works by
Corelli, Vivaldi, Kreisler and Karl Jen-
kins with the Bahamian contingent also
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e-health has reduced

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Bahamas Information Services
The pilot tele-medicine program be-
tween Abaco and New Providence has
resulted in a 70 per cent decrease in mor-
bidity rates, Minister of Health, the Hon.
Dr. Hubert A. Minnis, has confirmed. It
has also led to a 31.8 percent decline in
the need for air ambulatory services from
Abaco to the hospital in New Providence.
Tele-medicine was launched in Decem-
ber 2007 at the Marsh Harbour govern-
ment clinic by the Ministry of Health in
conjunction with the Public Hospitals Au-
thority, the Department of Public Health
and the Princess Margaret Hospital.
"The reductions have occurred because
individuals on Abaco now have the oppor-
tunity to be examined and assessed by our
physicians in Nassau without their having
to travel to Nassau for those assessments,"
Dr. Minnis said. "The ability to be as-
sessed, examined and diagnosed has had
a similar impact on the morbidity rates of
those persons needing air transport. Our
physicians have been able to stabilize pa-
tients prior to their being transported to

New Providence."
Tele-medicine has allowed healthcare
officials at the Princess Margaret Hospital
and the Marsh Harbour government clinic
to utilize the expertise of plastic surgeons.
Plastic surgeons have been able to review
lacerations and lesions in Abaco, under-
take assessments, undertake the manage-
ment while in New Providence, organize
transportation and definitive surgical pro-
cedure, the Minister explained. "This has
resulted in no waiting or delayed times as
it is just a matter of transporting patients
from Abaco to our theatres in New Provi-
dence," he said.
The programme has been expanded
to Grand Bahama. Radiologists in New
Providence can provide interpretations of
tests performed on Grand Bahama patients
who need air transportation to New Provi-
dence, ahead of their arrival.
Tele-medicine or e-health, he said, will
allow health officials to utilize expertise in
New Providence in a more "efficient and
effective way so that our one, central loca-
tion, New Providence, can now look after

the entire nation."
With the growing populations on many
Family Islands, there have been increases
in injuries from motor vehicle crashes and
a subsequent increase in the need for emer-
gency services.
"As a result of the increased demand for
air ambulatory services," said Dr Minnis,
"the government of The Bahamas designed
and implemented the pilot tele-medicine
programme to support remote clinical con-
sultation and diagnostics on Abaco."
Dr. Minnis said health officials and pro-
fessionals are "excited" about the short-
term benefits of the program. "The me-
dium and long-term prospects are just as
exciting," he added.
Medium-term benefits of the programme
include a further reduction in patient wait-
ing times and greater access to diagnostic
results for patients residing in the far-flung
islands. Longer term benefits will include
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South Abaco News

Cherokee Sound and Hartis Pinder from Ebenezer Method- 24th that Nassau had a record rain fall in Erosion of the
y Le P ist Church in Nassau with the eulogy being May of 13.66 inches. However, according Bridge Creek
By Lee Pinder given by former senator and close friend, to our records here in Cherokee Sound, we ge ree
Condolences Michael Bethel. also set a record of 14.03 inches of rainfall, After much concern and more than a
We lost a life-long Cherokee resident, The family would like to thank the Ba- and that was just for the last two weeks in few e-mails and phone calls asking for
Una Janet Albury, on June 20. The second hamas Cancer Society for the loving care May 2009 since there was no rainfall at all help, Cherokee had a vist from Neil Seal-
daughter of Violet and Brailey Pinder, Una and attention they gave Una as well as in the first part of the month. We have a ey, a person who s undoubtedly familiar
had been diagnosed with cancer four years their many Abaco friends who helped in government issued receptacle, so it's an of- ith h erosion and other problems of
ago but had only recently begun treatments. a variety of ways throughout this difficult ficial recording. this natures After talk ituh the locals
Everyone was praying she would be able to period. Una has been taken up in God's Sand castles and sculptures prepared a preliminary report giving his
handle the long and difficult chemotherapy loving arms wherein at last she can rest. The school children met at the Long professional opinion of the problem and
treatments, but she was suddenly and unex- Rainfall record set Dock at low tide to join in a competition of outlined a specific solution. Boulders have
pectedly taken from us after only two ses- The Nassau Tribune announced on June art and fun. There was a fantastic sculpture been delivered and a bulldozer is in Chero-
sions in Nassau.
sions in Nassau. of a horse that looked very life-life. But
A warm-hearted and caring person, before it was finished, someone ran over it Please see South Page 11
Una was a familiar and well known
Uand it was no more. However, we give Tif-
face in Cherokee. She leaves behind fany Albury, Brianna Sweeting,
her Husband of 41 years, Kenneth Britney Weatherford and Kadan
Albury, a long-time member of Lo- Albury credit for their sand
cal Government and a fisherman, one sculpting. They won a pizza at
1. sculpting. They won a pizza at
sister and brother-in-law, Lorraine Ms. Julie's.
and Carroll Sawyer, a daughter and The team of Robbie Weath-
son-in-law, Cheryl and Keith Pinder, erford, George Weatherford
and four grandchildren, Christina, and Anthony Roberts won the
Jeffery, Michael and Matthew, plus a sand castle competition win-
sand castle competition win-
host of other family members, friends ning burgers and fries at Ms.
hning burgers and fries at Ms.
and neighbours. Diane's.
After having lived in Cherokee There was a mountain with
all her life, everyone will certainly a cave and actual cave-dwellers
feel her passing, and it showed when inside, a castle with a moat with
the church was filled to capacity atabridge and gardens with flow-
her funeral on June 26 at Epworth ers, all very impressive. Of
ers, all very impressive. Chapel where Una had been always Of
Chapel where Una had been always course, a couple of sculptures
been a member. Officiating at the were unidentifiable, but every-
ceremony was a long time friend were unidentifiable, but every-
a g fh oh oy u eone seemed to be having a great
and god father of her only daughter, Fund Day for the Cherokee Sound Primary time.
Rev. Charles Sweeting. He was as- School included building sand castles. The win- There were so many catego-
sisted by the resident minister, Rev. ning team is shown here, Robbie Weatherford, ries and so many prizes that I s, a long time visitor to Cherokee Sound,
Seme Joseph, childhood friends and George Weatherford and Anthony Roberts. Their don't think anyone was left out all the activites including fishing. One of their catch
neighbours, lay preachers Sidney prize was hamburgers and fries. and we congratulate them all. all the activites including fishing. One of their catch-
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kee to move them into position to see if we
can correct the erosion and the redirecting
of the Bridge Creek.
We thank Mr. Sealey for his kind efforts
to help us in our time of need, and we hope
this will be the answer to the problem.
Twelve-foot tiger
shark caught
Roger Davies has been visiting in Cher-
okee for the last month. His family has
owned a home in Cherokee for 24 years,
and he has been coming here every year
since he was a small boy. This time he came
with his ten fellow graduates of an English
Veterinary School. They have had a great
holiday but have been plagued with the ev-
er-present sharks while they have been out
fishing. This particular shark, or certainly
one of the same size and species, had been
eluding them night after night when they put
out their shark lines to catch him. He either
bent the hook or snapped the line.
But they finally landed him on the 7th
of July. After cutting the jaws out, it could
easily slip down over any one of the men.
Inside the shark were 18 eggs. Roger said
he had a definite sad feeling after seeing
the shark out of the water and up on the
beach. This will be a holiday he and his
friends won't soon forget.
School news
School Principal Michelle Lowe reports
that June was an eventful month with re-
views, exams and two holidays mixed in. I
think almost everyone worked hard and as
a result most of the children did well.
Honour Roll Students were in Grades 1
and 2 Robbie Weatherford, Britney Weath-
erford, George Weatherford, Marisa Pratt

Honour Roll Students were in Grades
3 through 6 Brianna Sweeting, Adrian
Williams, Jesica Weatherford, Scott Light-
bourn, Dre Hepburn, Tiffany Albury
The children received their awards on the
evening of June 16 and special awards were
given to the children for good citizenship.
The students have all worked hard this
year helping to keep our surroundings clean.
The parents were also given certificates for
all their help during this school year.
On June 17, a school Fun Day, two
separate teams competed in various sports
events and the students from Team Ospray
celebrated their winnings with Kentucky
Fried Chicken and a movie, Black Beaut,
which is a book they had read this year.
At the same time they celebrated birthdays
with cake and brownies.
On June 20 Walk-a-thom was held with
the 5th grade and Ms. Lowe. They walked
a total of six miles. On the way back the
walk-a-thon almost turned into a crab-a-
thon, but Ms. Lowe managed to keep them
moving towards the finish line.
Vacation Bible Camp
Something the children look forward to
every summer is Vacation Bible Camp.
This year it started on July 8. When I
stopped by yesterday to see how they were
doing, little ones splashing in a kiddie pool
and the bigger ones playing tag with water
balloons. For kids it doesn't get much bet-
ter than that.
Another school year is finished and the
children have lots of time to swim, play
and be with their friends. We hope they all
have a wonderful summer.
Hole in the Wall Meeting
By Mirella Santillo
In June Ms. Bernadette Hall with Keep
Abaco Beautiful/ Ministry of Tourism held

a meeting with some of relevant stakehold-
ers in the Hole-in-the-Wall lighthouse res-
toration "to discuss the steps to implement
an action plan to have the lighthouse and
the surrounding buildings restored."
The meeting was a follow-up from the
one held in May during which the preser-
vation, protection, conservation, historical
importance and maintenance of the light-
house itself, protection of the surround-
ing vegetation as well as the identifying
of supporters and the creating of a budget
were discussed. It was decided then that
the first steps to be taken were the installa-
tion of a steel door to secure the reminder
of the items of historical significance still
in the lighthouse, the repair of the stairs,
the cleaning of the lighthouse basement
where kerosene and other combustibles
were kept and the securing of a glass in
the lantern room as well as restoring the
outhouse. People were assigned responsi-
bility for these projects.
During the June 18th meeting people
reported on these assignments. The access
road was another pressing matter and it
was decided to ask Bahamas Hot Mix to

help grading the road. Park Warden David
Knowles insisted that the road be main-
tained at the same width, a grader's width.
Mr. Preston Roberts, Chief Councillor
for South Abaco, suggested enrolling the
help of former MP Robert Sweeting re-
garding a possible government grant for
the restoration of the lighthouse building.
A $500 donation has already be received,
stated Ms. Hall. Donations can be made
to Keep Abaco Beautiful/ Hole-in-the-Wall
project. Keep Abaco Beautiful is actively
involved in the project.
The Abaco Club at Winding Bay has
committed to the restoration of one build-
ing, and it is hoped that other corporate
entities will follow suite.
The formation of a 13-member commit-
tee comprised of people from Sandy Point
and Crossing Rocks as well as other parties
to monitor these various endeavors and pri-
oritize the needs was decided upon.
In the meantime quarterly clean-ups are
still scheduled, the next one to take place
on September 19th.
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The Abaconian Section B Page 11

Page 12 Section B The Abaconian

South From Page 77

Schooner Bay holds
farmers' gathering
By Mirella Santillo
Developers of the Schooner Bay Resort
which is being developed as a Bahamian vil-
lage in the south of Abaco has held a couple
of workshops to know the status of farming
in South Abaco and to generate interest in
farming at their project. According to the
developers, 100 acres, a parcel of leased
Crown land called "The Commons," has
been reserved for local farmers or inter-
ested parties to lease at a "reasonable rate,"
thereby contributing to the ultimate goal of
creating a self- sufficient village at Schoo-
ner Bay.
The Schooner Bay farmers' gathering
was aimed at hearing concerns and collect-
ing ideas and suggestions from farmers and
people involved in food production to devel-
op a plan for The Commons. The discussion
was moderated by Mr. Clint Kemp from
Nassau now employed by Schooner Bay.
There was much talk about reconnecting
to the land and about incorporating farm-
ing into the environment. Concerns were
expressed that people who have recently
applied for farm land, 150 so far, may not
have enough knowledge to manage a farm
from planting to marketing. Some men-
tioned the need for model farms or demon-
stration farms to guide this new generation
of farmers. There were complaints that the
government was not supportive enough as
far as infrastructure or outlets were con-
cerned. One person raised the points that
if the 4,000 acres of farming land avail-
able on Abaco were efficiently farmed, we
would not be able to market the products.
The needs or concerns expressed during the
morning's deliberations were summarized:
* the need for a farming school or a model

* to create a market
* to establish a source of funding
* to create a functioning coop
* to give farmers more land security with
* a longer lease
* to provide internship program
* to develop direct marketing streams such
as a farmer's market
According to Mr. Kemp, The Com-
mons could be divided into small parcels
of approximately 1000 square feet where a
light farming or light industry zone could
be developed using shared resources, a
step between cottage industries and big
agri-business. He demonstrated the ben-
efits that a small dehydrator could provide
by processing local fruits, thus increasing
their monetary value many fold. The idea
of smoked fish could be explored or pro-
cessing onions or tomatoes.

Regatta From Page 6
Harbour in a light, downwind challenge.
Excitement was high as teams battled for
their final shot at the top slots. Abaco Rage
beat the RTIA class across the line for a
first place trophy with Abaco Glow close
behind in second. The 24-foot racing dy-
namo, Yellow Jacket, beat Tanglefoot by
about a minute on corrected time and won
first in spinnaker class. Balamena II and
Tanglefoot appeared to be engaging each
other in a wind-stealing duel, too occupied
to give attention to rival Buena Vida. Vida,
taking advantage of the opening, shoul-
dered over Balanena II to take third slot 43
seconds behind Tanglefoot.
The final awards party took place at
Crossing's Beach in Marsh Harbour. "As
always, it was fantastic," concluded Ryan
Hamm, Buena Vida crewman. "We've
been very happy with the whole regatta."

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beach frontage on Atlantic Ocean. Electricity available.
Ideal site for permanent residence or vacation home.
Inland Lot Near Beach # 1176 Large 21,450 s/f
level lot on main street, electricity & telephone
available. S59,500.

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.

"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.
Beachfront Lot # 9A # 1379 -21,565 s/f private &
serene beach parcel with 190' frontage on Sea of Abaco.
Utilities available. Spectacular sea views. $239,000.
Beachtfront Lt # 7 # 1197 -24,710 s/f private & serene
beach parcel with 126' frontage on Sea of Abaco.
Utilities available. Spectacular sea views. $239,000.

First Grade Spelling Bee

Trent Albury of Little
Angels Academy re-
ceived a trophy from
Education officer San-
dy Edwards for win-
ning second place in
the Abaco-wide Spell-
ing Bee for first grade.
The Ministry of Edu-
cation holds spelling
bees annually open to
all schools on Abaco,
both public and pri-
vate, for grades one
through eight.

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# 1258 9,000 s/f canal lot with 87' of water frontage,
160' of lay-along docks & shared recessed boat basin
# 602 15,334 s/f canal corer lot w/197' seawall.
# 1374 18,600 s/f waterfront parcel, 108' deep water
frontage, plus 50' long boat slip, all utilities available,
privacy entrance wall & fence. Great sea views.$298,000.

# 1080 12,100 s/f canal parcel with 110' sea walled canal
frontage. Boat davits installed. $238,950.

# 704 10,400 s/f elevated canal lot w/104' deep weater
canal frontage. Sea views, walk to beach. $239,500.

# 811 10,400 s/f sea view comer lot with 194' of road
frontage. Walk to beach. All utilities available. $99,950.

# 998 13,459 s/f canal view comer lot, near beach

567 2.139 acres on highway near Leisure Lee. Includes
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"seaGlas Cottage" # 1237 Charming 2 bed, 2.5
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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 waterfront
parcels on Great Abaco Highway. Choice of 73' or 80'
rocky shoreline, utilities available, great sea views.
EACH $95,000.
Sunset Ridge Community 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
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"Camelot" # 1234 Beachfront Estate. New custom
designed 4 bed, 4 bath Ocean Blvd home, plus 2 bed, 1
bath guest house. Total 7,793 s/f under roof 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. Excellent rental income
history. $2,500,000.
"Sandpiper" # 1265 Ocean Blvd. 3,000 s/fbi-level
furnished home on 1.87 acres with 180' sandy beach
frontage. Adjacent lot also available. $2,357,000.
"Tranquility" # 1307 4 bed, 5 bath, furnished bi-level
Brigantine Canal home on 2 lots. 3,580 s/f under roof,
plus decks & balconies. 90' canal frontage, dock, boat
lift, plus sea views from virtually every room. Tastefully
decorated, excellent condition. $2,200,000.
"Trident House" # 317- 3 bed, 3.5 bath, furnished
3,500 s/f beach front home. Breath-taking beach & sea
views. Good rental income. NOW$1,999,000,
"Flip Inn" Windward Beaclfl008 2 bed, 2 bath,
1,620 s/f under air be achi,-plus garage on 2 lots
totaling 28,25~i Wcently refurbished, tastefully
furnished. l sandy beachfiont. $1,725,000,
"PorterPlace"- Brigantine Bay # 868 -Newly
constructed, furnisheid l S3 bath canalfront home,
3,040 s/f under roof, d6ile garage, 165' ofdockage,
new boat lift. $1,495,000.
Windward Beeach-BeachfrontH te #1191-2 bed, 2
bath, 1,550 s/f furnishedA1Sihome. 200' sandy
beachfront, 32Z landscaped property. A sea view
from every roM Separate garage. $1,425,000.
"PilotHouse"- Rock Point# 1380 2 level 3 bed. 3
bath furnished waterfront home at entrance to Treasure
Cay harbour. 3,314 s/f under roof on 18,800 s/f parcel.
Boat/plane ramp to sea. Great sea views. $1,160,000.
Palm Bay HarbourfrontHome # 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.
"Seaclhsion "- # 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 dock with
boat lift. PLUS 26' Glacier Bay vessel $950,000.
"ToadHall" # 1373 5 bed/4 bath, 4,000 s/f, 2 level
Ocean Blvd. furnished ocean view home includes I
bed/I bath apartment on 2 adjoining parcels totaling
22,500 s/f Private beach access. $695,000.
"Just Off The Beach" # 1210 3 bed, 2 bath, 2,244 s/f
furnished home on 11,280 s/f parcel. Recently
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# 716) Premier 3 level, 3 bed, 4.5 bath, plus loft newly
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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/f under air, 2 community pools, sea views,
beautifully landscaped grounds. $899,000.
Atlantis Condo 2112-# 929- 4 bed, 4 bath 2,000 s/f2
level furnished waterfront condo on Brigantine canal,
great water views. Preferred end unit. Includes 2 large
boat slips. Short walk to beach! $865,000.
Bahama Beach Club #2005-#i 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, excellent rental income potential. $599,950.
Beach Villa 507# 782 Newly renovated, 2 bed, 2
bath 1.150 s/f villa, plus 592 s/f patios. Tastefully
furnished. Many extras. Close to beach, marina, golf
course. $490,000.
Atlantis Condo # 2202- # 987 2 bed, 2 bath, 2nd level
furnished waterfront unit, includes boat slip & golf cart
garage. "Turn-Key", Near Treasure Cay Beach.
Atlantis Condo # 2203- # 1000 2 bed, 2 bath, 2nd
level, 1,000 s/f furnished waterfront unit, includes fully
serviced boat slip & golf cart garage. Overlooks
Brigantine Bay, Near beach. $465,000.

Atlantis Condo # 2201 # 1175 -2 bed, 2 bath, 1,000
s/f, 2nd level furnished waterfront condo. Recently
renovated, well maintained. Includes storage garage &
private boat slip/dock. Near beach. $460,000.
Beach Villa 685- # 958 Attractive 885 s/f2 bed. 2 bath
furnished villa, Community pool, near marina & golf
course, 2 minute walk to Treasure Cay Beach. $399,000.

Beach Villa 703 # 1209 -2 bed, 2 bath 885 s/f furnished
villa close to beach, marina, restaurants & shopping area.
Great rental income potential. $349,000.
Mariner's Cove Condominiums:
# 1181 -4 bedroom, 3 bath, 2 level, 1.650 s/ffurnished 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 bath 2 level unit, overlooks harbour $249,000,
# 655 -2 bed, 1 bath condo with marina view $249,000.
#455- 1 bed, 1 bath, ground level, poolside. $185,900.

Beachfront Parcel- Ocean Bld, # 876 1.5 acres
with 100' of beach frontage, on spectacular Treasure
Cay Beach. All utilities available Gorgeous beach &
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Ocean Blvd. Jumbo Sized Beachfront Parcel # 1266-
Approx. 52,575 s/fparcel (1.20 acres) with 115' sandy
beach frontage & 460' depth. Superior building lot. All
utilities available. Fantastic sea views. $1,386,000.
Ocean Blvt. Beachfront Parcel # 1260 Splendid 44,600
s/f parcel on Treasure Cay Beach, 75' beach frontage of
suger-white fine sand. All utilities available. Spectacular
sea & beach views. $1,350,000.
Windward Beach Beachfront Parcel # 1283 Cleared &
walled 17,542 s/f parcel with 100' ofsandy beach.
Splendid Sea ofAbaco views. All utilities available.
Windward Beach # 999 12yC, each front parcel with
85' of frontage on SeatoihfAo. All utilities available,
great buildingop'' $599,950.
Brigantine Bay # 1200 13,664 sf canalfront parcel with
106' of bulkheaded deep water frontage. Includes dock &
dolphin pilings, protected dockage, All utilities available.
Superb water views. $525,000.
Windward Beach # 817 Half acre waterfiont 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' ofbulkhead & 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.
Briganine Bay # 1173 & 1174-2 adjacent deep water
canal parcels, each 11,200 s/fwith 80' bulk head &
generous 140' depth. Cleared, all utilities available.
EACH $299,950.
Galleon Bay # 422 Prime 10,295 s/f cleared canal lot.
88'+ protected canal frontage. Sea-walled, plus dock &
davit pilings. All utilities available. $350,000.
Galleon Bay # 1208 Large 20jO s/f canal parcel with
sea wall & 90'+deepata 8R dolphin pilings. All
utilities avail lgtastic building lot, spectacular
water viewA rong 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. Short walk to beach. $58,500.
"Sea View" Great Abaco 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.

"Ridge Runner" # 1185- 6 bed, 4 bath, 3,100 sq. ft.
furnished home includes main house, separate master
suite, guest cottage, pool & dock situated on 1.74
elevated acres with 330' of shoreline. Superb panoramic
water views. $2,599,000.

Atlantic Oceanfront Parcel #746 Approx. 1 acre
residential parcel, 154' elevated shoreline near Orchid
Bay community, great ocean views. S395,000,

LiJpIrautu, Wcl I Illi IIUIIIUU, clIUtU .yyacu, Ileial tu Superb Beachfront rarcel i1362 Ireasure cay level
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North Abaco News

North Abaco News
By Vernique Russell
in North Abaco
Bahamians throughout The Bahamas
gathered all over the country to celebrate
the country's 36th birthday. On Abaco
this year's celebrations were observed as
an all-island celebration. The celebrations
began with the annual ecumenical church
service, this year held at Full Gospel As-
sembly in Treasure Cay on July 5. Many
proud Bahamians gathered to give thanks
to God for the many blessings He has be-
stowed upon us as a nation. Many clergy-
men, government officials, civil servants
and other prominent members of society
gathered for the service. Guest speaker for
this year's service was Pastor Derek Ben-
jamin of New Vision Ministries in Marsh
Harbour. Following the ceremony was the
flag rising ceremony and the national an-
Treasure Cay Resort
Celebrates Independence
The Treasure Cay Resort hosted a fun-
filled evening of Things Bahamian to cel-
ebrate The Bahamas' 36th anniversary of
Independence. People gathered at the Coco
Bar to participate in the activities and en-
joy the scrumptiously prepared dishes. On
the menu were food items that distinguish
The Bahamas from any other nation. Per-
forming were Spice the Fire Dancer, Jay
Mitchell and the Treasure Cay Explorers
Junkanoo group. Natives and tourists alike
all enjoyed he show. The food was great
and the event was dubbed a success.
Crawfish Season Opens
The wait is finally over and eager men
of the sea can finally get back into the sea
for the catch of the day. On August 1st
the crawfish season will officially open.
A special service of thanksgiving will be
held at the Fox Town Public Dock to give
thanks to God Almighty for another start of
the season. Every year fishermen in Little
Abaco host a service of thanksgiving. The
last season began very fruitful for the fish-
erman and they are hoping that it will be
the same this year. The season will run un-
til March 31st, 2010.
Cooper's Town Home-
coming Committee Fair
The Cooper's Town and Fire Road
Homecoming committee held a Fun Day
and Fair on June 27th at the Hubert Ingra-
ham Park. The fair allowed supporters to
enjoy down home cooked food, music and
fun for the entire family. After breaking for
a few years the committee hosted its first

homecoming this July on the weekend of
Blackwood Homecoming
The community of Blackwood invites
the public to join them at their 9th Annual
Homecoming Festival on July 31st to Au-
gust 3rd. This year's homecoming prom-
ises to be exciting and fun filled. Many
activities are planned to make the event
entertaining including a fashion show, a
talent show, table game tournaments and
court game tournament. The festivities
will begin daily at noon. The committee
is encouraging the public to bring the en-
tire family to celebrate with them. Black-
wood's Homecoming 2009 promises to be
bigger and better.
An Emancipation Beach Party will be
held on August Monday, August 3rd, at the
Public Beach in Treasure Cay beginning at
noon. The beach party will be hosted by
the Blackwood Homecoming Committee.
Food and drinks will be on sale. This event
is a family-focused one and the committee
is encouraging you to bring the whole fam-
ily down.
North Abaco Summer
Festival and Power Boat
Race 2009
The 4th Annual North Abaco Summer
Festival and Power Boat Race will be held
on July 23rd-26th at Treasure Cay Regatta
Village at the Treasure Cay ferry landing.
It will be a weekend of fun, fun and more
fun. From the entertainment to the races
and even the improvements at the site it-
self, it's all going to be in grand style. On
Thursday, Friday and Saturday the com-
mittee has planned fun-filled nights of en-
tertainment and family fun. On Saturday
the races will be the highlight of the day
followed by the awards ceremony. On

Sunday the committee will host a close-out
Fish Fry. Entertainers will include Ancient
Man, KB, the Impact Band, the committee
models and much more. On site will be the
special guest deejay Da Mighty Pencil and
Co. Vendors will provide attendees with
scrumptious meals, drinks, games and oth-
er wholesome activities for the family. All

roads lead to Treasure Cay for the 4th An-
nual North Abaco Summer Festival and
Power Boat Race.
The North Abaco Summer Festival and
Power Boat Race committee hosted an-

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other exciting beach party on July 10th at
the public beach in Treasure Cay. Many
people gathered despite the appearance of
bad weather but the day turned out to be
beautiful. The partygoers danced the eve-
ning away to the music of various guest
disc jockeys. The committee thanks all
those who supported the event. The Inde-
pendence beach party was the last one be-
fore the power boat races.
Abundant Living will
host three-mile run
The Abundant Living Walk Aerobics
club is back in operation. The public is
invited to join the club weekly on Mon-
day to Saturday except Wednesday to walk
away the pounds. The club meets Monday
to Friday at 7 p.m. nightly and on Satur-
day mornings at 6 a.m. This year a healthy
lifestyle is being promoted as the key to
enjoying a long and happier life.
Group leader Glendina Mills is excited
to once again be working with in the club.
After successfully losing weight and keep-
ing it off, she wants to help everyone get
in shape by making a lifestyle changes for
a longer life. The venue for the meetings is
at the Full Gospel Assembly building.
The club will host a three-mile run on
July 25th. The run will begin at 7 a.m. at
the Treasure Cay Shopping Center and end
at Full Gospel Assembly. Ms. Mills is in-
viting the public to join them as the walk
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Basketball camp is back
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two days of steals, assists and dribbling
up and down the court, the boys emerged
as the winners. The community of North
Abaco especially Treasure Cay wishes to
congratulate Coach Godfrey Rolle and his
team for a job well done.
Treasure Cay will partici-
pate in HOYTES interna-
tional tournament
Under the leadership of Coach Godfrey
Rolle Jr., the under 10 and 12 boys team
of the Treasure Cay Sporting Club will
travel to Philadelphia to compete in the
HOYTES international camp/tournament.
The boys are leaving with the intention to
bring back home the trophies once again.
As the reigning champions in the Under
10 Division from last year's tournament,

the team is hoping for a repeat. The sport-
ing club is happy to provide exposure and
sporting opportunities for advancement to
the young men enrolled.

School News
Facility Staff
Appreciation Assembly
After thanksgiving festivities, the prin-
cipal and staff of the Sherlin Bootle High
showed their appreciation for the facility
management team (janitress and yard cus-
todian). With the attitude of gratitude al-
ready high following the Thanksgiving and
Awards Day ceremony at the school, the
team was showered with gifts and a special

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The North Abaco Summer Festival Committee has rebuilt the viewing stand and is now
completing rebuilding many of the stalls at Regatta Village at the ferry dock in Treasure
Cay. The power boat races and other festivities will take place on July 24-26.

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lunch was prepared for the team. The fam-
ily at Sherlin Bootle want them to know
that they appreciate everything that they
do for the school. According to Principal
Moss, these facility managers are some of
the most dedication and committed persons
that he has worked with.
Recently the team gained recognition as
song birds and have been invited to perform
at special events throughout the island since
the start of the school year. The team in-
cludes Mrs. Eleanor Bootle, Mrs. Marjo-
rie McIntosh, Mrs. Brenetta Bullard, Mrs.

Candy-Mae Murphy and Mrs. Lisa McIn-
tosh along with Mr. Fredrick McIntosh.
Bad Hair Day
After all the hard work and tirelessly ef-
fort that was contributed by both the teach-
ers and students, the administration of the
Sherlin Bootle High School allowed female
students to wear their hair in freestyle form
on June 3rd in what was termed Wild Hair
Day. For one day the school rules were re-
laxed enough to allow the girls to officially
have a bad hair day. Students enjoyed this
activity and hope to see more in years to

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The residents of North Abaco are enjoying the new facilities at the public beach at Trea-
sure Cay. Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham has built a large pavilion and several smaller
ones and bathrooms as well as paving a large parking lot to improve the comfort at the
beach. Each elected member of parliament has been given funds to be spent on projects
in his district. Mr. Ingraham has put all of his funds to construct these structures. It is
obviously a popular place for the North Abaco residents to gather.

Preschoolers Graduate
Little Abaco Preschool has provided
service to North Abaco for over 10 years.
On May 31 another group of toddlers grad-
uated from their first educational institute
to the "big school" in a ceremony held
at the Zion Baptist Church in Fox Town.
Parents and well wishers gathered at the
packed church to celebrate with the young-
sters. The graduates proudly demonstrated
what they have learned as a result of their
being enrolled at the school.
In an effort to raise funds for its build-
ing extension program, El Shaddai Chris-
tian Academy will host a Steak Out on July
18th to be held at the Treasure Cay Pri-
mary School. The steak-out will begin at
12 noon and dinners will be $12.
School Registrations
Several schools are registering students
for the coming school year.
The administrative staff of Sherlin Boot-
le High school is currently conducting reg-
istration for new and returning students.
Principal Huel Moss is encouraging all
parents to register their child/children as
soon as possible. It is mandatory for regis-
tration fees to be paid prior to the start of
the new school year on August 31st.
The Treasure Cay Primary School is
conducting registration for new and re-
turning students. Principal Myrtis Russell
is requesting that all parents register their
child/children. Space is limited. For fur-
ther information interested person can con-
tact the school at 365-8273.
Success Kids Academy in Cooper's
Town is conducting registration for the


new school year. Mrs. McIntosh is re-
questing that all interested person contact
the school for further information. School
will reopen on August 31st. The school
operates on the Abeka Curriculum. The
contact number for the school is 365-0566.
The Church of God Preschool in Coo-
per's Town is currently conducting reg-
istration. The school caters to children
between the ages of 2 and 4 years of age
and has been operation for over 20 years.
Interested persons can contact the school
at 365-0479.
Final registration for the El Shaddai
Christian Academy is currently being con-
ducted. The school will enter its second
year beginning August 31st. The school is
located in Treasure Cay and operates on an
Abeka Curriculum. This coming year the
school will operate under the leadership of
the Association of Christian Schools Inter-
national. The school caters to children be-
tween the ages of 6 weeks and 4 years old
and offers Spanish, Creole and swimming
as extra curricular activities. For further
information interested persons can contact
365-8720 or 475-7247.
People in the New
Birthday Celebration
Min. Greta Cox McKenzie hosted a 40th
birthday party in grand style on May 31.
People flocked to the Don Corbett basket-
ball court to celebrate with Min. McKenzie
at a party that was a first for the area. The
celebration was both a mini revival service
and party. Speakers delivered sermonettes
of 15 minutes each. There was a power

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surging praise and worship time. There
was lots of food and drinks, entertainment.
On June 27th love filled the air as Ms.
Janell Russell and Mr. Carl Williams ex-
changed wedding vows. The ceremony
took place at the Full Gospel Assembly in
Treasure Cay and was followed by a beau-
tiful reception at Spinnaker Restaurant.
Ms. Russell is the daughter of Mrs. Terry
Russell-Rolle. The community of North
Abaco congratulates the couple on their
Fire victims appreciate help
The home of Everett and Eleanor Boo-
tle was destroyed by an early morning fire

Keith and Mona Kemp exchanged wedding v
on July 11 in Nassau.

last August. Since then the communities of
North Abaco have aided the Booties with
much assistance. A fair was hosted by the
Church of God Cathedral in aid of the Boo-
ties. The fair was a grand success and or-
ganizers were appreciative of the response
of the wider community. Organizers joins
the Bootle family in saying thanks to ev-
eryone who made the event a success.
Wedding Congratulations
On July 11th Toyin Forbes and the now
Mrs. Caroline Forbes were joined in holy
matrimony in a ceremony in Nassau. Well
wishers and family members traveled to
Nassau to be a part of the ceremony. Mr.
Forbes is the son of the late Cecil and Ol-
ive Forbes of Treasure Cay.
Couples exchange vows
Mr. Keith Kemp of Cedar Harbor joined
hearts with Mrs. Mona Lundy on
July 11th in Nassau. The service was
well attended by family members
and well wishers. Keith is a former
student of the Sherlin Bootle High
School and is presently working at
the Bahamas AIDS Secretariat.
Church News
Outreach Service in
Cooper's Town
The Outreach Committee of Full
Gospel Assembly and its affiliates
S hosted an outreach service at the
Hubert Ingraham Park in Cooper's
Town on June 14th where many
people gathered to worship with the
outreach team. The services are held
Sthe first Sunday of each month and
ows the next service will be in August.

Revival Services
and Conference
The Changing of the Guard was the
theme of a week of revival services held
at Cities of Refuge during the week of
May 26 30 hosted by Evangelist Lorenzo
Coakley and featuring Pastor Tyrone La-
ing, Min. Terrence McDonald and the
host. The revival was what the name sug-
gests, a reviving of souls. With this in
mind, the speakers urged the audience to
change, not just have a good time and then
forget, but change.
The Coming is Nigh was the theme of
a second week of revival services held at
the church from June 15th to 19th The
same speakers were featured. Change was
clearly rang throughout the week.
Cities of Refuge invites the public to
join them on August 1st 7th for the Sound
the Alarm Conference 2009. Under the
theme My Water Bag Broke and My
Baby is Coming! I'm Giving Birth
to Greatness! Guest speakers in-
clude Dr. Shauna Wooten, Officer
of Real Life Ministries in Tennes-
see, and Prophet Remington Rolle
of Faith, Hope and Charity Minis-
try International in Nassau, who is
known throughout The Bahamas as
the youngest preacher or prophet
beginning his ministry at the ten-
der age of three. The venue for this
event will be at the Treasure Cay
Primary Park and the Treasure Cay
Community Center. Services will
begin nightly at 7:30 p.m. The year
2009 has been declared as the year
of birth. You are invited to join host
Pastor Bridgette Mills and the guest Toyl

speakers in the delivery room for the de-
livery of your miracle, breakthrough, de-
liverance and blessing.
Revival Time
Prayer for the Nation
On June 14 church leaders and their
members gathered at Revival Time in
Cooper's Town to pray for our nation.
The prayer service began at 3 p.m. and
prayer warriors interceded on behalf of
our land. Prayers were offered for our
leader, cabinet members, members of par-
liament and those working in the forefront
of our society. Like the family that prays
together will stay together, the organizers
are hoping that the prayers of the churches
will keep this nation together.

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On June 26th young people and their
leaders from all areas of Abaco gathered
at the Revival Time Pentecostal Church
in Cooper's Town for a Youth Rally. It
was hosted to bring young people together
to display their talents and abilities to the
honor and glory of God. It also brought
denominations together without barri-
ers. Senior Pastor Cedric Bullard was
the Master of Ceremony for the evening
and the message was delivered by Rev.
Rex Carey, Youth Pastor of the Revival
Time Church in Crown Haven. Numerous
dances were performed by many churches
as well as renditions of songs by choirs,
steppers, skits, recitals and much more.
At the end of the night God was glorified
and those in attendance edified.
Baptist Fun Day
The Baptist Churches throughout North
Abaco held a fun day for the youth of their
ministries on June 27th held at Don Cor-
bett Basketball Court. There were lots of
activities for those in attendance to partici-
pate in, lots of food, music and fun. The
fun day was used as an activity to unite the
body as one, a time of fellowship and fun.
Vacation Bible
School is back
Lighthouse Ministries is back once
again on the island offering exciting Vaca-
tion Bible School sessions. This year VBS
will be held July 20th-25th at St. Simon by
the Sea Anglican Church in Treasure Cay.
Sessions begins daily at 9 a.m. Lunch is
included. For further information, inter-
ested person can contact the church office.
End Time Harvest holds
special services
The church families of End Time Har-
vest, Revival Time Pentecostal in Crown
Haven and New Hope Baptist Church
teamed up to host their annual united out-

reach services. The services were held on
the park in Mount Hope. People came to-
gether in unity to praise and worship.
The church family of End Time Harvest
hosted a week of revival services during
the week of June 22 to 27 at their church.
The speakers included Min. Greta McK-
enzie, Sis. Ella Russell, Pastor Brad Bain,
Mother Doreen Mills and Bishop Tyrone
Mills. All of the speakers delivered ser-
mons that uplifted and challenged the
hearts of the audience. This was the first
revival at the church for the year, and it
has set the states high for those to follow.
The church family of the National
Church of God in Fire Road under the lead-
ership of Pastor Jollian McIntosh hosted a
week of revival services at that church.
The revival featured the host pastor who
delivered heart-changing and heart-search-
ing messages.
The End Time Harvest family hosted
its annual week of prayer and fasting on
July 5th through 10th. Members gather
nightly for prayer and praise. On July 10th
the week climaxed with an all night prayer
meeting from dusk to dawn that featured
mini sermonettes and exhortations. The
church has dedicated this week to prayer
for the past decade and has seen much
growth. The church watch-word for 2009
is to evangelize and reach out to the lost
souls in the community. Senior Pastor Ty-
rone Mills has declared that already they
are seeing a reaping of the harvest.
St. Andrew's
Youth Conference
St. Andrew's Baptist Church in Fire
Road hosted its annual women confer-
ence during the week of June 22 28 at
the church. The theme for this year con-
ference was Women of Faith Taking God
at His Word. Women came to be revived
and refreshed on their Christian journey.
Speakers for the conference included Min.
Brenda Archer of the Church of the Lat-
ter Rain, Min. Christine Curry of New

Hope Baptist and Min. Gail McIntosh of
Zion Baptist in Freeport. A special prayer
breakfast was held on Saturday morning.
Pastoral Installation
On July 5th the lives of Pastor Carlton
and Lady Lavina McIntosh changed when
they were ordained as pastors of the Wis-
dom Changing Center in Cooper's Town.
The service was officiated by Pastor Sam-
uel Cornish of Change Ministries Interna-
The ministries of Pastor McIntosh and
Lady McIntosh began in the early part of
this year and have already seen tremendous
growth. Offering programs for people of
all ages, many young people flock to the
center in search of hope. Pastor and Lady
McIntosh are confident that He who called
them will preserve them and complete the
work He has started. The church is offer-
ing counseling and many other exciting
programs throughout the week. Interested
person can contact 365-0035 for further in-
The church held Vacation Bible School
during the week of June 29th to July 3rd.
Participants were able to engage in clean
and wholesome activities that built them up
spiritually and physically. The children all
enjoyed the VBS and were very happy that
they were a part of it.
Church holds Talent Night
Min. Carlton and Lady Lavina McIntosh
have established programs and events that
will give people an opportunity to worship.
One of their programs that have caught the
hearts of the young people in the com-
munity of Cooper's Town is their weekly
youth service. The youth services normally
takes on different forms each time and are
becoming very popular events.

On June 25th the youth night was in the
form of a Talent Night. There were rendi-
tion of songs, dances, poems, readings and
If you live in North Abaco, especially in
Cooper's Town and Fire Road, a special
invitation is extended to you to join Min-
ister McIntosh and Lady Lavina on Thurs-
day of each week at 7 p.m. for an exciting
time of fellowship, socializing, praise and
Zion Baptist
youth hold fair
The youth department of Zion Baptist
Church in Fox held a fair on June 20th at
the Fox Town Primary School grounds.
Lots of food and treats were on sale and
music entertained. Later that evening a
concert was held that featured praise danc-
ers from various churches including an all
boys' dance group. Min. Leroy Thompson
and Pastor Ed Armbrister both served as
Masters of Ceremony and kept the crowd
well entertained. The host youth depart-
ment dance ministry and drama team was a
part of the concert. These fund raisers will
help the praise dancers of that church to
purchase supplies and equipment that will
help them in the dance.

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By Samantha V. Evans
The Shelter Management training took
place on April 6-7 at St. Martin's Anglican
Church Hall in Sandy Point. This training
was conducted by the Bahamas Red Cross
in conjunction with NEMA under the di-
rection of Ms. Pamela Brown from the Red
Cross and Mr. Luke Bethel from NEMA.
Persons attending the training came from
Moore's Island, Cherokee Sound, Casua-
rina Point, Bahama Palm Shores and Sandy
Point. Persons also attended from the De-
partment of Social Services in Marsh Har-
bour. The training was very informative
and will help locals to manage the shelters

The Abaconian July 15, 2009

more effectively. They learned about risk
management, the national disaster man-
agement program, the role of the shelter
manager, short and long term shelters, the
administration and operation of shelters
and solving problems that may arise during
shelter occupancy. They were able to sim-
ulate case studies that they may encounter
while managing shelters. They also went
out and did an inspection of a shelter. After
this training they believe that they are well
equipped to set up and run any hurricane
shelter. All participants received a shelter
management guide and workbook

Shelter Management

Training in Sandy Point

Crawfish season
Crawfish season will open on August 1
and the season will last through March 31,
2009. The Bahamas has very clear regu-
lations and these regulations are strictly
enforced. The penalties for taking under-
sized tails are severe.
Regulations for Bahamians
and visitors
* Minimum size limits for crawfish -31/4
inch carapace or 51/2 inch tail.
* It is illegal to posses egg-bearing (ber-
ried) females. Stripping or removing eggs
is also prohibited.
* Closed season from April 1st Jul 31st.
* A permit is required for all vessels trap-
ping crawfish.
* No person shall use or have in his pos-
session: (a) dogwood or other poisonous
barks; (b) quicklime; (c) household bleach
or any other noxious or poisonous sub-
Additional regulations
for foreigners
* A maximum of six tails per person at any

Last month NEMA and the Red Cross held a seminar in Sandy Point to train persons the
skills necessary to manage shelters. The seminar was for residents of all the comunities
in South Abaco including Moore's Island. The group shown here are the ones who suc-
cessfully completed the training.


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targets incorporated in the Branch's financial plan.

* Bachelor's degree or higher in Business Administration, Banking & Finance or a related
discipline from an accredited University.
* Minimum of eight years commercial banking experience with a minimum of 3 years
supervisory / managerial experience.
* Experience in managing a diverse loan portfolio and assessing loan quality.
* Detailed knowledge of Retail / Commercial / Mortgage lending practices and credit
analysis to ensure portfolio quality.
* Substantial work experience in loans and risk management with a full understanding of
financial statements and the ability to analyze the information.
* Excellent leadership and coaching skills.
* Excellent communication, analytical and reasoning skills.
* Excellent organizational and time management skills.
* Proficient in the use of the Microsoft range of applications.

Commonwealth Bank is a Great place to work! We offer an exciting work environment
with the opportunity for growth and development. We also offer a competitive
compensation package, reflecting the successful applicant's experience and qualifications,
including a performance based incentive plan, health, vision, dental and life insurances
and a pension plan.

Qualified individuals should submit complete resumes before July 24, 2009 to:

Human Resources Department
Re: Assistant Branch Manager, Abaco
P.O. Box SS-6263
Nassau, Bahamas
Telefax: (242) 393-8073
E-mail address: hr@combankltd.com

"Commonwealth Bank sincerely thanks all applicants for their interest in becoming
a part of our Bank, however, only those under consideration will be contacted."

Page 20 Section B

opens August 1
* Six crawfish per person may be exported
from The Bahamas.
The Bahamian crawfish fishery is the
fourth largest in the world and second
largest in the Caribbean after Cuba. It is
of major economic importance to the com-
mercial fishing industry of The Bahamas.
Crawfish exports make up 40 percent of
the total exports of the Bahamas and 60
percent of the total fishery product land-
ings. In the Bahamas crawfish is consid-
ered abundant in general but scarce near
heavily populated areas. In the Caribbean,
crawfish fisheries are mainly overfished.
Issues of the commercial
crawfish industry
* Illegal fishing by Bahamians, visitors
and other countries
* Harvesting of juveniles
* Duration of closed season Females are
frequently bearing eggs in August
* Use of Condominiums may contribute
to depletion of stock
* Enforcement of fishing regulations vast
area to monitor

Port Department

Registration of Private

& Commercial Docks

The public is advised that the financial year for COMMERCIAL
& PRIVATE DOCK Registration expired June 30th, 2009.

Owners are therefore reminded that the dock fee for the year
2009-2010 is now due for payment.

Owners must contact the Port Department at their earliest
convenience as failure to do so will result in PROSECUTION.

Captain Cyril A. Roker
Port Administrator

Construction manpower wanted:
Concrete workers
Steel workers
Brick layers
Machinery operators
Junior Engineers, Civil Supervisors, Secretaries and
Accountants are also required to fill job openings on
Previous experience in Thermal Power Plant
construction is required.
Spanish spoken.
Please contact (242) 554-9865
E-mail prinabaco@yahoo.com

July 15, 2009

The Abaconian Section B Page 21

Abaco youth competed in Freeport

By Mirella Santillo
The HOYTES (Helping Our Youth
Through Education and Sports) Labour
Day Basketball Tournament held annually
in Freeport took place the weekend of June
5th to 7th. Several groups from Abaco par-
ticipated, among them two girls' teams,
one from Agape Christian School and one
from Abaco Central High School. Three
boys' teams from Youth in Action rep-
resenting Central Abaco and three boys'

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teams from Treasure Cay, altogether ap-
proximately 80 kids, left the island on
Thursday by ferry or by plane on Friday.
With chaperons and coaches they went
to compete against each other as well as
against teams from Nassau and Freeport
in one of the largest basketball youth tour-
nament in The Bahamas. The tournament
had divisions that further divided the boys
and girls into several age categories..
Abaco did not come back with a first

place, but it was close. The 14 and un-
der Youth in Action team went to the fi-
nal Championship against a team from
Nassau, placing second. The 12 and un-
der team wase disqualified in semi-final
against Freeport. The girls' semi-final was
played between two Abaco teams, Abaco
Central High School and Agape Christian
School with Abaco Central winning, plac-
ing second in the finals behind Freeport.
The 12 and under Treasure Cay team de-
feated Youth in Action but lost to Freeport
in the finals. Altogether, the Abaco ath-
letes came back with three second places.
"It was a very rewarding trip, especially
for the girls," commented Mr. Ishmael
"Stretch" Morley, the Youth Coordinator
for Abaco and coach for Youth in Action.

"The girls have only recently started to
play in competition, and the trip to Free-
port was a learning experience for them.
They understood what they have to do
to reach the next level, and they should
improve a lot in their games next year,"
added Mr. Morley.
There are some very promising play-
ers on the Abaco teams and Mr. Morley is
already urging the athletes to obtain their
travel documents in order to participate in
competitions and camps out of the coun-
The HOYTES Labour Day Basketball
Tournament name was changed this year
to the De Gregory Labour Day Basket-
ball Classic in memory of the late Gary
de Gregory for his contribution to sports.

Ihis is part of the Youth in Action group with chaperones and coaches who are ready to
travel to Crown Haven to catch the ferry to McLean's Town, Grand Bahams, for the an-
nual HOYTES basketball tournament. Abaco came back with three second-place trophies.

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July 29th & 30th, 2009 Time: 6 9 p.m. nightly
Venue: Ministry of Tourism Training Centre
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Tel: (242) 3673-202 Fax: (242) 367-3201
eMail: abacoprint@batelnet.bs

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

Casuarina Pt. Tastefully furnished 3 bed 2
bath house for rent, central air with beach views.
$950 month. Ph. 367-2431
Central Abaco 3 bed 2 bath 2 story house for
rent or sale, fully furnished w/ washer & dryer,
A/C. Contact Angeline @ 367-2895
Close to Great Cistern 2 bed 1 /2 bath town
house, fully furnished, sea views. Call 242-445-
2498 or 242-324-1047
Guana Cay 2 bedroom apt. harbour view $900
long term. Call 904-982-2762
Hope Town Specialist. A collection of upscale
homes with pools, private docks, etc., ideal for
special occasions, reunions, honeymoons. Hope
Town Hideaways 242-366-0224 or

Marsh Harbour Sky Developers 2 bed/ 1
bath, furnished, wtih A/C, with washer and
drier, water included. $1350/ mo. Call Mrs.
Green at 367-2660
Marsh Harbour, large 1500 sq. ft. harbour
view 2 story townhouse, 2 bed/21/2 bath, op-
posite Abaco Beach Resort, long/ short term.
$1350 Call 376-2252, 426-5258 or 362-1021
Marsh Harbour Cove Estates very spacious 2
bed apt, fully furnished, central A/C, washer &
dryer, water included. Ph. 367-0209

Close to Great Cistern triplex, each unit 2
bed 11/2 bath, fully furnished, sea views. Call
242-445-2498 or 242-324-1047
Elbow Cay's Best Houses and Land, rentals
and sales, Hope Town Hideaways. Call 242-
366-0224 or fax 242-366-0434. On the internet
at www.hopetown.com
Elbow Cay large cleared lot by owner at But-
tonwood Bay Sub. Access to community dock/
boat basin; 1 lot away from the Sea of Abaco;
call 242-366-0266
Guana Cay, Sea of Abaco, 1 + acre with el-
evation, 400+ ft. waterfront. Brokers welcome.
Marsh Harbour Sweetings Tract, cleared lot
for sale by owner. Contact 367-0111 or 551-4684

Murphy Town lot 81.8' x 95.5' x 90' x 132.29'
Multi famlly lot. Great investment for home or apt.
Call 242-465-0687 after 5 pm or 365 8656
Water front Iots in Little Ahaco

Pine Bay, Little Abaco The most affordable
water front lots w/ paved road and electricity in the
Bahamas! Starting at $39,500. Owner financing -
reserve now with $500 Call 427-5316
Scotland Cay four bedroom house on the
beach. $800,000 jimnav@msn.com 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
www.pineapplepointresort.com 242-458-3521
or 1-800-545-0395 Come see us at the end of
Marina View Dr. Model open M-F 9-4:30 pm
or by appointment.
Treasure Cay Galleon Bay Drive, large ca-
nal lot in gated community near beach and golf
course $195,000. Ph: 678-705-2505

Treasure Cay beautiful one-bedroom ground
level condo, marina view, completely redeco-
rated and fully furnished, heated pool, tennis
courts, new hurricane shutters. $195,000 705-
295-6141 templeman@nexicom.net
Treasure Cay Ground floor 2 bed 2 bath
condo with 16' boat dock, on quiet canal. For
sale by owner US$380,000 for quick sale. Tel:
00442085492625 or email laurettebachmann@
Treasure Cay ground floor 2 bed 2 bath
condo w/ 16' boat dock, on quiet canal. For
sale by owner. US $80,000 for quick sale Tel
00442085492625 or email laurettebachmann@
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

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


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July 15, 2009

Maritime Cadets qualified to travel to New York

By Mirella Santillo
Out of the 12 students who participated in
the Bahamas Maritime Cadet Corps course
offered for the first time on Abaco at Abaco
Central High School, three qualified for a
government grant to travel to New York
for a week at the beginning of July. Chase
Russell, Tamisha Russell and Jaquel McIn-
tosh were interviewed on Bahamas Chris-
tian Network on July 18th to talk about that
experience and their upcoming trip to New
York, a first for all three of them.
The entire class took a trip to Freeport
in June to visit the port facilities and fa-
miliarized themselves with ships firsthand.
They were all impressed with a tug boat
they visited in Freeport, particularly with
the display of maritime instruments that
were explained to them by Capt. Chase
and by the engine room. They visited the
longest barge in the world that was bought
from France at the beginning of the year
and were impressed by the million dollar
restoration project of an African vessel that
stayed in the water for six months after it
On a more practical note, Capt. Chase

mentioned to them the increase in the sti-
pend for people working in the maritime
industry. A $100 weekly wage a few years
ago has presently jumped to $100 per hour,
he told them.
While in New York, the three young
Abaconians, accompanied to the big city
by Mrs. Glender Knowles and members of
the Defense Force, will attend classes at
Suny Maritime College during the day, but
they hope to have time to do some sightsee-
ing and partying. Mrs. Knowles promised
them a good time which will include ban-
quets and a Broadway show. The three are
very excited about the trip.
"I would like to see the Statue of Lib-
erty," stated Chase Russell. Jacquel would
like to visit colleges and Tamisha thinks
the trip will be a good experience that will
help her further her education.
Two other cadets from Abaco are also
traveling during the summer to attend col-
lege. Tavon Strachan and Taz Nixon left for
Nassau at the end of the school year to be
instructed in maritime safety and social be-
havior on one of the Defense Force boats.
They will take their STCW examination

(Standards of Training, Certification and
Watch-keeping) and will then depart for
a two-month stay at Holland College on
Prince Edward Island in Canada.
The Maritime Corps Cadet Program

will resume in September, but in the mean-
time, Capt. Roker, the Assistant Deputy
Port Controller, has offered to hold an
evening class to train the three students
towards obtaining their captain's licenses.

Three marine cadets qualified to a government grant to study in New York for a week
this summer. Tamisha Russell, Chase Russell and Jaquel Mclntosh are shown with Glender
Knowles, who was instrumental in have the program introduced on Abaco. She accompa-
nied them for a trip to Freeport and will go with these three to New York.

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

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 I1:00 a.m.
Evening WorShin 6:00 p.m.
Jesus ( \ Saves

Weekdays (Prayer Meeting)
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 5:00 a.m.
Monday Night 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Night F.T.H. 7:00 p.m.
Friday Youth Night 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Thursday Family Night

For Transportation call Rev. Jerry Cornish at 367-2457
or 367-4719 (church) or contact Bro. Val Nesbitt at 367-5565
Bishop Anthony Campbell
242-367-4718 or cell phone 242-457-5565 Dtcog@coralwave.com

Eastern Abaco Region of

The Methodist Church
All are welcome to worship with us
SA St. James
Hope Town
SSunday Services
9:30 & 11
Mission House

St. Andrews
Dundas Town
Sunday Services
11 a.m & 7 p.m.
Office 367-3050
Manse 367-4647

Epworth Chapel
Cherokee Sound
Sunday Services
11 a.m. & 7 p.m.
Mission House

business service


Daily, Weekly or
Monthly Rentals

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

Gent's Formal/Casual
Wear and Tux's Rental
is now open
Your One Stop Shop
for Men's Apparal
Colina Building on Queen Elizabeth Dr.
Store Hours 9:30 am 5 pm Mon Sat.
Closed Sundays and holidays
Phone 242-439-0437, 475-9122

Big Cat Equipment
Rentals: Backhoe Dump Trucks
* D3, D5 & D8 Tractors Payloaders
* Excavators
* Land clearing
* Fill, rock, sand, soil
* Trenching Foundations
Tel: 242-367-2655 Fax: 242-367-2464
Cell: 242-577-5322 242-359-6839


Boat Storage
Outboard Sales & Service
Ph: 242-365-8556 VHF Ch. 16
on the highway south of Treasure Cay

Abaco Island Pharmacy
Prescriptions Testing
Beauty Supplies Vitamins
Ricardo Miller, Pharmacist
Hours 8:30 am 6 pm
Sundays 9 am 12 Noon
Ph. 367-2544
Cell 554-8183
Dove Plaza, Marsh Harb.
Fax 367-6544
www. abacoislandpharmacy com

Abaco Carpets
Ron Paul Cabinets Plus
opposite Lowe's Pharmacy
Phone: 367-0541 367-0546
Kitchen Cabinets 2" Faux Blinds
Commercial and Residential Carpets
Carpet Accessories and Installation
Laminate Flooring
Commercial & residential carpets
now in stock

Abaco A & D

Call us

or Adele
Phone 577-0184 577-0220
PRO. BoxAB 20432, Marsh Harbour Abaco

Mike Cornish
24 Hour Mobile Tire
Servicing the entire Abaco
With dependable service
Office Location: Forest Drive
Cell Phone: 458-0692

Trapic l uvenir
Straw Baskets Shirts Hats
Casual Wear Gifts Souvenirs
Androsia Fabric
Located Don MacKay Blvd. and Airport
Phone 367-2431 Marsh Harbour
Mon Sat7:30 5 *Sun 10 -5
Visa and MasterCard Accepted


July 15, 2009

The Abaconian Section B Page 23


celebrations ended

with a Walk-a-thon
The committee planning the Independence celebrations
organized a walk-a-thon on July 11 in Marsh Har-
bour. Some of the participants who were at the Marsh
Harbour government clinic for the start at 6 .m. are
shown here. They walked to the airport round-about
and back. They are Pastor A.B. Lewis, the oldest per-
son to walk, Edgburt Tinker, Sr., Felamease Sawyer,
Nickola Fox, Assistant Administrator Whelma Cole-
brook, Senior. Administrator Cephas Cooper, Steven
Gardener, Mesha Smith, Shavante Grant, Juan Mor-
timer and Rev. Anthony Campbell.

Items for Sale. Commercial Service. Cars & Boats

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

Abaco Beach Resort at Boat Harbour

Job Vacancy Notice
Head Cook
Food & Beverage Server
Restaurant Hostess
Security Supervisor
Security Guards
All interested pesons are asked
to submit their resumes to:
info@abacobeachresort.com or
fax to 242-367-1974

Electric Golf Cart: Club Car 2004 model.
Batteries, cart and charger. Good condition.
Only $3500.Call 577-0534
05 Chevy Equinox $16,500 OBO 2 bed apt
Central Pines, fully furnished, central A/C,
washer & dryer. $1125/ mo. Call 367-0691
0m9w ;AJmI

2005 Suzuki Vinson Quad Runner, 500 cc,
automatic, 4WD, tow hitch, heavy duty alumi-
num rims, new tires, very fast, powerful, ga-
rage kept, no rust, like new condition. $3950
Duty Paid

Ford Ranger extd cab, PU truck, very good
condition, titled, lockable, detachable fiber-
glass back cover, automatic, overdrive, cruise
control, very good on gas, radio, cold A/C
$8650 ONO 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

Electric stove, ent. stand, futon, dresser w/
mirror. Call 367-2128 (9am-5pm, Mon-Fri)

Queen size bed, dresser, bedside table, sheets.
(all new) Available any time. Contact Angeline
@ 367-2895

Pro Windsurfer: BicSports 2006 Nova 8',
sail 3.5 meters. Perfect condition. Only $1800.
Call 577-ns 1

8'6" Aqualine inflatable, 2007, Capacity 3
pers. 660 lbs, Hull PVC, max HP rating 10,
Asking price $500 e-mail

18' rarKer j, iu n14 Miercury, u', new
hydraulic steering, new cable, self bail,
$7,000 ONO Ph 365-5140.
18' Outrage Boston Whaler 140 HP Mer-
cury, very good condition. $15,500 Contact
365-6502 or 475-8768
18' Mitchel Skiff with 45 HP Johnson w/ twin
tanks. Just serviced, new aluminum trailer.
$5250 ONO Contact 458-0525


19' Boston Whaler Outrage, '95, 150 hp
Evinrude, oversize console, lots of storage,
heavy duty Tee Top, new canvas with Eisen-
glass wind screens, VHF, depth, stereo, elec-
tronics boxes, all hardware pversized and
heavy duty, boat new to Abaco, Duty Paid,
been in high and dry storage facility since new,
You won't find a better Whaler, excellent con-
dition, $17,500.00 366 3137
A - -. .

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 inquires 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@

^^^^^FOR SALE^^

26' Mako w/ twin 130 i
$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
email: dcosmanl661@rogers.com

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


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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 fl. of
waterfrontage, and easy access to all amenities. $120,000. AS11061
AUNT PAT'S BAY, ELBOW CAY: 14,914 sq. it. corner lot wilh 35 ft. elevations.
Community dockage. Nearby Tahiti Beach and Hope Town. $364,000. PS10661
TILLOO CAY: 16,000 sq. fl. 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. homesile in the Abaco Ocean Club. Near
the community dock. $77,000. AS10969
BAKER'S HEIGHTS: 41.6 acre sea view tract. $1,040,000. AB5178
THE ABACO CLUB, WINDING BAY: Superb 1+ acre beachfront, oceanfront, and
golf course estate lots. Starting at $1,900,000
GUANA CAY: 6,811 sq. ft. sea and oceanview lot within the Shipwreck Subdi-
vision. Nearby the new community dock and beaches. $125,000. AS10891
TREASURE CAY: 15 acre estate with elevations to 70 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 corn-
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 This 4 bedroom, 3 bath home on 3/4
two, 2 bedroom, 2 bath apartments, acres is an incredible offering includ-
a large 2 car garage and utility room. ing crown lease on the harbour.
$580,000. Ref. AB11158 $295,000. Ref. AS11145

Two storey cean view residence con-
verted into a 1 bedroom suite and 2
bedroom apartment.
$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

Immaculate 2 bedroom, 2 bath re-
treat with generator, tools, and utility
vehicle. Near the beach.
$349,000. Ref. AS10648

3 bedroom, 3 bath hilltop cottage
with a private 140 ft. dock. Ideal
family home or vacation getaway.
$2,395,000. Ref. PS10662

3 bedroom, 2 bath home, just across
from the beach, offering a large pool
and deck space for entertaining.
$795,000. Ref. PS10665

Two harbour view villas totalling 4 Exquisite 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath golf
bedrooms and 4 baths with large course residence with pool. Within
deck, pool, and private dockage, a golf club and sporting retreat.
$2,415,000. Ref. AS11127 $3,995,000. Ref. AS10701

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Cozy 2 bedroom, 1 bath cottage fea-
turing a screened-in Bahama Room
and sundeck.
$150,850. Ref. AS11033

TmRniipidlls iTYCOlTUITIiG

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. AS11006

Private 5 bedroom estate with free-
form pool, and 10 ft. ceilings. Ideal
retirement home or vacation villa.
$1,060,000. Ref. AS11005

2.09 acre property with dramatic
cliffs, gorgeous vistas, 'blow hole',
and nearby luxury amenities.
$4,900,000. Ref. AS11130

19.974 sq. ft- oceanfront lot with 120
ft. of beach and foundation for a
2,600 sq. ft., 4 bedroom home.
$695,000. Ref. AS11144

2 acre commercial site with building,
in need of repair, ideal for office
spaces. Ideal for a shopping plaza.
$750,000. Ref. AS11108


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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