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Publication Date: August 1, 2009
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VOLUME 17, NUMBER 15, AUGUST 1st, 2009
VOLUME 17, NUMBER 15, AUGUST 1st, 2009

Abaco team wins in Summer Festival boat race

North Abaco Summer Festival hosts thousands for a fun time
By Julian Lockhart
Abaconian Randy Key and his fam-
ily decided to add some local spice to the
North Abaco Summer Festival Power Boat
Race this year and definitely gave the lo-
cals something to cheer about with two
dominating performances on July 25th.
Mr. Key, his sons and nephews entered
three boats in the race and he came away
with a second place finish in the Class A
High Performance boats and his son, Lon-
nie Key, won the Class C Single Engine
boats with some added flare at the end of
the race.
It was a little confusing for Randy Key
as he thought he was racing in the Class B
Open Fisherman boats but was told after
the race that he was actually competing in
the A class because of the length of his
boat. He was racing in a 34-foot Venture,
which is known as a fishing boat, but af-
ter some great tinkering with the twin 350
horsepower Mercury Verados, he was
able to hit speeds in the low 60 mile per
hour range.
Mr. Key said, "These Mercury Vera-
dos, we worked on this for a whole week
at National Marine. The staff helped me
put it together with different props. At the
end of the day we came down not plan-
ning on winning but to participate and
have a good time. I did a lot of working
The Key Racing Team of Marsh Harbour entered three boats in the North Abaco Summer Festival and Power Boat Race, one in each and tweaking with the props and this is a
of the three classes. The three boats won a first place in the Class C Single Engine with the team's 22-foot Donzi, second place in the fishing boat, but we got her up in the per-
Class A High Performance with a 34-foot Venture and a third place in Class B Open Fisherman with a 31-foot Island Runner The formance range. We will be down here for

trophies were presented by the Rt. Hon. Hubert Ingraham. Shown here are Randy Key, Alistair Key, Emery Russell, Lonnie Key,
the Prime Minister, Robert Key and Kurt Key. The first place winner in Class B was Leon Pinder with his 31-foot Scarab, LeCleo.

Please see Summer Festival Page 2

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plant for Abaco. It is located inland from Old Robinson's Bight seen inthe upper right.
The dock for the tankers supplying Bunker C fuel will be on the Wilson City pennisula
seen in the distance. The dock will be on the far side of the pennisula. Construction
work is being done by the Prinel company of El Salvador.

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Abaco Volleyball Association

I held a competitive Jamboree

Grace Gym at Agape Christian School was the venue for the Abaco Volleyball Jam-
boree held on July 17 and 18. Men's and women's teams came from Freeport to play
local teams. On the second day a clinic was held for the benefit of our local teams.
Shown here are members of the Abaco Volleyball Association. They are Lakesha Al-
bury, Secretary; Deo Davis, 3rd Vice President; Randy Davis, 1st Vice President;
Chris Smith, President; Don Cornish, National Volleyball Federation President; Enid
White Gardener, Treasurer (behind); Haley Heild, Assistant Secretary; Edrick Poitier,
Public Relations; and Coco Curry, Assistant Public Relations. Not pictured are Court-
ney Chandler, Assistant Treasurer; Patrice Charles, 2nd Vice President; and Cecil
Simms, Assistant Public Relations. The committee is expecting to organize teams in
schools and revive the sport among adults to have a vibrant sport. Mr. Cornish, a na-
tive of Dundas Town, has recently trained as an administrator and has been stationed
in the Berry Islands. See story on page 20


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First year five Abaco boats raced

Summer Festival From 5
Abaco from now on," he added.
For the first three years of the Summer
Festival no Abaco boat competed in the
race, but committee chairman Clifton Boo-
tle said this was exactly what they needed
to get the locals fired up and cheering for a
boat of their own.
Lonnie Key was racing a 22-foot Donzi
with a 300 horsepower Mercury Racing
Engine, and he sped off to a huge lead. He
was bored with such a huge lead
and decided to pull back on the
throttle to allow his competition
to catch him up and give them a
feeling as if they could win. As
the final lap was winding down,
he didn't waste any time as he
quickly made up the distance
and passed the only other boat
competing in the C Class for an
easy win and to keep the trophy
home on Abaco.
Lonnie Key said, "We were
so far ahead of them I couldn't
help it, I had to slow back
and make it look like he had a
chance. It was fun teasing them
and we were playing around
with him and then came back
and whooped him. I feel great
to come out here and win, and
we are bringing the trophy back
to Abaco. We were out here
just to have fun. Hopefully, the
race gets bigger and the boats
get bigger and faster and we get Leon Pii
more people. It was great doing first pla
this with my family. We haven't phies we
gotten all the boats together in ham. Wi
a long time, so it was a lot of ber, Kel

fun getting all of us out here. You better
believe we are coming back to win next
year," he added.
For Randy Key it was just a great op-
portunity to support a local event and to do
something exciting and competitive with
his sons and nephews. Also competing
were Kurt Key and Robert Key on the two
top boats and they were all excited about
their performances.
Please see Summer Festival Page 77

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Lonnie Key's 22-foot Donzi easily outpaced the other competitior in C Class Single En-
gine. Lonnie and his dad, Randy Key, repaired, fiberglassed and painted the hull and did
extensive work on the engine. They were very proud that their hard work paid off when
they came first in C Class. Lonnie and his brother Robert were aboard the boat.

zder, center, proudly accepts the trophy for LeCleo, Leon Pinder's 31-foot Scarab with twin 250 horsepower Mercurys, took first
ce in the B Class Open Fisherman. The tro- place in the B Class Open Fisherman. The race took place offshore at the Treasure Cay
ere presented by the Rt. Hon. Hubert Ingra- ferry dock. There were four boats in the B Class.
th Mr. Pinder is his nephew and crew mem-
sey Cornish.



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North Abaco's 4th Summer Festival drew thousands

By Julian Lockhart
Despite all the early rain during race
day, the North Abaco Summer Festival
and Power Boat Race saw thousands of
fans turn out for a fun day of racing, great
food, drinking and amazing entertainment
on July 25 to close out the weekend of
festivities. The downturn in the economy
saw only nine boats compete, of which
five were local Abaco boats for the first
time, as a number of the Grand Bahamian
boats could not make the trip to compete
this year.
Mother Nature also almost kept the
crowds away as it rained much of the day.
But just before the race was about to begin
the rain stopped, the skies cleared up and
the fans and party goers came out in droves

with everyone enjoying themselves.
Race committee chairman Clifton Boo-
tle said, "Looked like we got a little lucky
there and people were able to come out
and see some good excitement here. We
are happy with the boats that did race, and
we are happy that we got some boats from
Abaco as well. I am very happy the boats
from Abaco are starting to compete. Mr.
Key gave me a call asking about it, and it
worked out at a good time. Previously, I
had a commitment from the Grand Bahama
Boating Association and that put a damper
on me allowing other boats to compete.
There are a lot of people around and it is
looking very good. We didn't see the large
crowds earlier in the day like in past years,
but it looks like it will be a bigger crowd

tonight," he added.
There were some last minute changes to
the race because a number of boats from
Grand Bahama were not able to make the
trip because of the economy and Mr. Boo-
tie said this is starting to take them to the
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The weekend of events is also a much
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August 1, 2009

Summer Festival Golf Tournament

raises funds for local charities

By Canishka Alexander
The 10th Annual Bahamas Shoot-Out
Golf Tournament took place on July 25
at the Treasure Cay Resort's golf course.
Sixty-four golfers travelled from Nassau,
Grand Bahama and various parts of Abaco
to participate in the tournament, which
offered a men's, women's and junior cat-
Raymond R.H. Culmer, organizer for
the event, said that this was the biggest year
so far in reference to the number of golfers
who participated. "We have 64 golfers this
year, and last year was also successful we
had about 56 golfers," Culmer said.
Because of the rainy weather conditions
accompanied by lightning, thunder and a
gigantic water spout, the golfers had to
stop twice during the tournament to run for
cover. While taking a break, John McIn-
tosh from Abaco did not allow the stormy
weather to dampen his competitive spirit.
"I completed Par 3 before the rain came
down and the lightning came. We stopped
because we could always play another
game of golf, but life is more important,"
McIntosh said. "It's only a matter of time
before I win this tournament."
At least the weather didn't keep them
from the tournament like it did a few
years ago. "This is our tenth year, but one
year we didn't have it because of Hurri-
cane Floyd," Mr. Culmer explained. He
has been coming to Abaco, and more spe-
cifically Treasure Cay, for the past 25-30
years. "About 12 years ago, my friends
and I came on a golf trip. The idea came
up that we should hold a tournament, and
we've been holding it every year around

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regatta time, which is now boat race time,
to boost the economy of Abaco, help with
the participation in the regatta and also to
raise funds for charity," he said.
Last year computers were given to a
local school. This year the North Abaco
Summer Festival Committee received
$3,000 from the funds collected at the tour-
nament. The golfers paid an $80 entrance
fee, which included a mouth-watering Ba-
hamian-style breakfast and a sumptuously
prepared steak and lobster lunch at the end
of the tournament.
Mr. Culmer classed the tournament as
an individual low net and team play tourna-
ment where average scores of golfers from
each island were taken. The team with the
lowest average was declared the winner.

"So far all of the islands have won one
year or another. The Grand Bahama team
is the defending champion, and the year
before that Abaco won. This year, I'm
expecting Abaco to win because they're
really strong, and I'm looking for Grand
Bahama to be a close second."
However, Mr. Culmer underestimated
the team from Nassau, which placed first.
Grand Bahama placed second, and the Ab-
aco team took third place.
Franklyn Kemp of Nassau and Carvel
Moxey of Freeport were awarded the Clos-
est to Pin awards for the fourth and fif-
teenth holes respectively. Richard Gibson
Jr. of Nassau was awarded for the longest
drive. The women's champion was Linda
Piao of Abaco; and the junior champion

was Dale Rabune of Abaco.
The men's gross tournament awards
were given to Leroy Williamson of Nassau
who placed first; Edric Poitier of Abaco in
second place; and Ramon Taylor of Free-
port, who placed third. The top three in
the men's net awards were John McIntosh
of North Abaco in first position; Robert
McPhee of Freeport in second and Andrew
Flowers of Nassau in third.
Unlike the weather, the statement previ-
ously made by John McIntosh was more
predictable. Mr. McIntosh won this year's
tournament and was named the tournament

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Regatta Village at the Treasure Cay ferry dock was the site of the North Abaco Summer Festival and Power Boat Race. The Festival
committee did extensive work on the stalls and toilet block. The weekend of activities included music by popular bands, lots of good
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Power boat racing is growing in popularity

By Canishka Alexander
Many locals and visitors attended this
annual boat race.
The fourth annual Power Boat Race and
Summer Festival generated island-wide ex-
citement as many locals and visitors from
Nassau and Grand Bahama came together
for the huge event. On July 23, the opening
day of the North Abaco Summer Festival
and Power Boat Race, a generous crowd
was comprised mainly of food vendors and
early party-goers. The menus were laden
with tasty items that included conch salad,
savory ribs, pork chops and chicken on the
grill, and a variety of seafood.
Ronald, one of the food vendors, sold
hamburgers and hot dogs at his food stand.
"I'm the hamburger-hot dog king, and we
are available for people who just want to
grab a quick bite to eat. Everyone won't
want to pay for a whole meal," he added.
"We're catering to the kids." He promised
to be at the event for the entire weekend
except Sunday.
Meanwhile Jared and his wife Nicky
specialized in grilled foods. "I'm busy

setting up," Jared said, as he put a help-
ing of fresh pork on the grill. "I'll be here
until Sunday; I am not going anywhere."
He said his wife was making conch fritters
and fried fish while he was preparing fresh
pork, jerk chicken and barbecue ribs for
his customers.
Those not in the food lines were enjoy-
ing the entertainment and engaging conver-
sation sprinkled with laughter. "It's going
to be a fun-filled weekend," Steve Pedican
said. "Many visitors are coming from Nas-
sau and Grand Bahama and there will be
a lot of food and entertainment." He said
a lot of work went into preparing for the
event particularly because of the lack of
sponsorship. "The Power Boat Race Com-
mittee needs to be commended because
they've worked very hard, and I'm looking
forward to a great weekend."
Cliff Bootle, chairman of the North Ab-
aco Summer Festival Committee, said they
had select sponsors who've been with the
committee since the beginning and stuck
through it. "They've been holding up their
end of the bargain and we've been holding
up ours," he proudly stated.

Mr. Pedican said the event was created
four years ago at a time when they couldn't
pull off the Bahamian sloop regatta any-
more. "There was some time when the
regatta was going to be moved to Marsh
Harbour, and we disagreed with the re-
gatta being moved because we didn't have
any say about it," Mr. Pedican recalled.
They decided to have a power boat race
instead. "It was something that was just
thrown about not taken seriously. Appar-
ently some of the guys checked into it, and
they saw where they could actually pull off
a power boat race and that's what started
the whole thing. So in the absence of the
regatta, the power boat race kicked off and
has been very successful ever since. It has
drawn pretty much if not more people than
the regatta used to draw."
Mr. Bootle kept an eye on the boat race
but broke his attention away for a moment
to scan the crowd, which he described as
"a good-sized crowd. I had anticipated
more people, but when the rain settles, I

am sure the night will bring more," he said
with certainty.
On Thursday night Mr. Pedican said,
"About seven or eight of the boats are from
Grand Bahama and the remainder are from
Abaco. The race is going to be slightly dif-
ferent this year."
Mr. Bootle said this was the first time
boats from Abaco competed in the race.
"The race is going pretty good and it's
exciting; Abaco and Grand Bahama are
competing hard for first place," Bootle an-
nounced. "There have been some changes
last minute, and the club we worked with
before had some changes with their orga-
nization. There were just some things we
couldn't come to terms with so we had to
branch off. It takes it to the next level to
what we've been looking for." Fortunate-
ly, the Abaco boats weren't among those
out of commission and made a great first
impression and a spectacular performance
in the race.

Booths, tents and rolling kitchens provided entertaiment, games, food and drink for the
crowds attending the North Abaco Summer Festival. The crowds were sparse during the
day due to bad weather, but the final night thousands were enjoying the festivities.

Tuff Enuff with twin Yamahas was another of the Abaco boats that raced in the Summer
Festival. This boat is owned and was captained by Ed Cooper of Grand Cay.




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Nomination for Marsh H committee

August 6 has been announced as nomi-
nation day for candidates willing to serve
on the Marsh Harbour Town Committee.
This exercise is necessary to fill the vacan-
cy created by the death of Mike Malone. If
more than one person nominates, an elec-
tion will be held on August 27.
This is an opportunity for someone to
serve the largest Family Island community
in the country, which in turn is a key com-
ponent of the most active district council
with the largest budget in The Bahamas.
The only requirement to receive the $75
monthly stipend is to attend the monthly
committee meetings. However, dedicated
and concerned members devote many more
hours looking after their town's affairs and
This fast growing community deserves
committee members who are willing to
apply themselves to the challenges which
arise regularly, people who can think
through situations, find innovative solu-
tions and are willing to speak out.
Two opportunities present themselves
for those serving on a town committee.
The main one is the satisfaction on helping
their community grow in an orderly man-
ner and helping to resolve community is-
sues. This requires people who will listen
to the people and be fair in their decisions.
Another consideration is for the person
who may aspire to serve their community
in a greater political capacity. Serving on
a local town committee is a great entry-
level introduction to further public service,
possibly through being elected to a higher
office or in an advisory position.
A present minister in the Jamaican gov-
ernment began his government career as an
elected member to a town committee. He
was one of the speakers at the recent Com-
monwealth Local Government Conference
held in Freeport.
Many of the duties of town committee
members require attention to detail. For
this reason many women are well quali-
fied. We would like to see more women in-
terested in local government as they would
bring in new viewpoints and emphasize ar-
eas that men sometimes overlook.
We hope that people who are nominated

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have a commitment to their community.
The members serving now are vitally inter-
ested in seeing that Marsh Harbour moves
ahead in an acceptable way.
Mike Malone was very dedicated to his
community and worked tirelessly to see
that it was the best it could be. He got in-
volved, he was constantly monitoring the
areas local government is responsible for.
The persons seeking to fill his vacancy
cannot be expected to fill his shoes. But
they can follow his example of a dedicated,
conscientious and committed community
Not everyone wants to nominate or run
in an election contest. In that case we hope
that community-minded persons will en-
courage capable individuals to nominate
for this office. We need good people on
our committee to oversee our town. Re-
member, we get the government we put in
place. If we put good people in charge, we
can expect good results.

Blue Holes will

promote Abaco
Five to ten scientists here at one time
make a crowd, but this is a phenomenon
that we are going to see more often.
Since the Sawmill Sink discovery of
extinct crocodile and tortoise skeletons by
a cave diver working with the local staff
of Antiquities, Monuments and Museums
Corporation, the scientific world has been
intrigued with the possibilities of other
finds of equal importance. There are many
unexplored blue holes on Abaco and other
Bahamian islands to be professionally in-
vestigated. The National Geographic Soci-
ety has become interested and is funding
research on underwater caves on Abaco,

Andros and other islands. The National
Geographic Society is highly regarded in
scientific circles as it has funded and par-
ticipated in scientific expeditions around
the world. Its research is chronicled in
magazines and televisions programs.
A National Geographic Society team of
divers, scientists, producers and camera
crew has been in The Bahamas for the past
several weeks exploring blue holes and
caves on both Abaco and Andros. They
held a brief press conference with local
leaders and staff of Antiquities, Monu-
ments and Museums at Friends' confer-
ence room on July 13. This presentation
was to emphasize the importance of these
discoveries and to alert Abaco people and
government officials about the scientific
impact of these underground caverns.
The National Geographic producer,
James Barrat, opened everyone's eyes
when he mentioned the 40 million viewers
that will see underground views and dis-
coveries on a National Geographic televi-
sion program presently scheduled for next
Then there was reference to the 12 mil-
lion subscribers to the National Geograph-
ic magazine who will read about Abaco
and see pictures of the vast underground
wonderland that we have been unaware
of until recently. Andros, Eleuthera and
other Bahamian islands will share in this
public relations bonanza. There is a good
possibility that the story will be featured
on the magazine's cover. Added to these
numbers are the eight million U.S. school
children who regularly see children's
magazines and other material that National
Geographic provides for classroom use.
This new exposure will be an area that
Tourism can take note of and carefully

exploit. Very vew people will actually see
these underground wonders firsthand. Div-
ers constitute a small percentage of our
visitors. Furthermore, an even smaller per-
centage of those divers are qualified in the
extreme discipline required of cave diving.
Tourism will have to learn a whole new
language as Abaco's underground wonders
become more widely known, giving us in-
creased exposure.
The underground discoveries resulting
from deep cave exploration make fascinat-
ing reading. However, Tourism will have
to devise strategies to use this exposure to
our advantage without plunging visitors
into the depths of our blue holes.
This will require a partnership between
Tourism and AMMC, the government cor-
poration that is mandated to be the guard-
ian of historical artifacts and oversee other
discoveries. The scientific impact of these
discoveries will cause AMMC to become
a better known organization as it presents
new findings to the public.
AMMC and other government agen-
cies are now studying methods to protect
our blue holes and their underground cave
systems. Explorations in these caves is al-
ready leading to a better understanding of
our freshwater lens.
The initial discoveries are made on Ab-
aco and other Bahamian islands, but most
of the subsequent follow-up work is done
in universities and research centers else-
where. It may be a year or more before the
scientists publish an in-depth summary of
their findings.
In the meantime, we must welcome this
new category of visitors and hope that their
published summaries give additional and
favorable exposure to Abaco.

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The realities of a
Bunker C power plant
To the people of Abaco,
The proposed BEC power plant site near
the Bight of Old Robinson has me confused.
If I remember correctly, there is a proposal
to make the Bight of Old Robinson a ma-
rine park. Wouldn't it be counter to the
goals of this proposal to allow a Bunker C
power plant to operate right next door? Am
I am correct in remembering someone say-
ing, maybe it was a Friend's article, where
it is stated that the blue holes are intercon-
nected. Wouldn't that mean that if there is
a problem, that problem would go through
the ground water system along with going
back out to the ocean with tides through
blue holes?
It is amazing to me that Abaconians that
are so concerned with their future of a clean

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environment would allow a pristine area to
be ruined. The Bight cannot withstand a
leaky water containment area, a fuel spill,
ruptured pipes on a line that will probably
be over three miles long, that will need to
be heated to keep the fuel flowing! If there
is a "problem" with a delivery at the fuel
dock and there is a fuel spill, guess where
it will go? The Pelican Cays Land and Sea
Park next door! So don't worry about if it
will happen. It is always when will it hap-
pen and what will you do?
The area that will be affected by the acid
rain and the pollutants will be your fishing
grounds, pristine creek areas, your ground
and cistern water, your food chain since
the area to the west is farmland and is near
where your chickens come from. What
happens when the wind is just right and
it drifts over the farms and leaves the pol-
lution in the air and dirt? I am sure these
pollutants do not just go away! They end
up in everything that will affect your health
on Abaco.
It will be a lovely site for all to see -
smoke stacks when you go to the Bight
for a little fishing. The lovely dark smoke
will add to the ambiance of a pristine area.
Winding Bay will be able to advertise
that you can see the glow of the stacks at
night! The new marine protected area of
Old Robinson Bight will be a waste land of
Bunker C muck. The Bahamas will now be
considered a main polluter in the area and
what will the BEST Commission think?
Are you suppose to be protecting marine
environments or destroying it?
What an idea, $90,000,000 for a pow-
er plant that uses the most polluting fuel,
Bunker C. What do you get for it? Decades
of an outdated, polluting form of electric-
ity that most developed countries do not al-

low anymore. Only Third World countries
use this fuel. So congratulations, Abaco, it
shows again that if you want to live here,
you step back in time. But it is the bad
time you will experience. Your children
and grand children will only hear about
how nice it use to be around Pelican Cays
Land and Sea Park and the Bight of Old
Robinson because it will all be dead from
pollution. So sad, it surely was "The Good
Old Days." Just make sure you have good
health insurance because in time you will
need that, too.
A concerned Abacoholic
BEC's poor service
Dear Editor,
I'd like to comment on the letter by
Angela Russell in the past issue regarding
Angela, I feel your pain. Luckily, I've
had very few appliances lost due to power
surges. I say luckily because with the dips
and surges we experience I do feel very
lucky not to have lost more.
However, about 10 years ago I lost a
television to a power surge. I called BEC
to report it at the time and, after taking
nearly a whole morning trying to contact
the power station, I finally got through. I
knew from past experience that you need to
report incidents of loss like these to BEC
in order to stand a chance of being com-
pensated. Anyway, the worker from BEC
told me they would send someone to check
it out, which never happened. I tried a few
more times to get them to come with no
luck. I sent in my claim to BEC anyway
with all the details I had.
Great news though. After 10 years I got

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a letter in the mail this past week from
BEC to inform me that they couldn't
pay me for my television because a BEC
tech didn't check out the problem at my
house at the time of the incident. So I'm
wondering, what more do we do? It takes
all morning to get them to answer the
phone, and even then they don't come to
check you out. Are we supposed to go
to the plant and drag them to our house
by force?
Maybe if a BEC tech is reading this, he
can make a suggestion on how we can go
about getting compensated when they burn
up our stuff, since the system they suppos-
edly have in place doesn't work very well.
Joseph Donnely
P.S. To be fair, it should be noted that
while this experience was frustrating, I
have had times when certain BEC work-
ers did respond quickly and efficiently to a
problem I had. However, these times and
those conscientious BEC workers are few
and far between.
The egregious situation
at Union Jack dock
Dear Editor,
I have been cruising Abaco for 11 years,
going into Marsh Harbor to purchase sup-
plies, fuel and to enjoy the many restau-
rants. We enjoy anchoring in the harbor
so we can enjoy the breezes and the view
of the town. In order to get to town we
have used the Union Jack dock to park our
dinghy and to load our supplies to return
to our boat.
However, the situation at the Union
Jack dock has deteriorated to a point where
we no longer go into Marsh Harbor. There
is a group of apparently homeless and/or
unemployed people that have been hanging
out at the dock for several years now. Each
year there are more and each year they be-
come more threatening.
Two years ago, one of them, a female,
walked up to our supplies, opened a case
of beer and just stole two beers, without
asking, while we were loading our sup-

plies into our dinghy. When you pull up
to the dock, they demand money and make
threats that if you don't pay them, your
dinghy "might not be tied to the dock when
you return."
Last year a cruising friend refused to
pay them. When he returned to the dock
with his supplies, they had untied his ten-
der. It would have floated completely away
and been lost, but the stern anchor kept it
nearby. He had to get into the water in his
street clothes to retrieve his tender. Is ex-
tortion not a crime in The Bahamas?
The situation has deteriorated even fur-
ther this year. The local government con-
structed a shelter at the dock that was in-
tended to be used for those using the dock
to have shelter from the sun and rain while
waiting. However, the homeless and/or
unemployed people have taken over the
shelter and are so intimidating, the people
the shelter was intended for do not use the
Now there are children hanging out
there that are stealing things from the din-
ghies parked at the dock. This June a fel-
low boater's wife took their tender to the
dock to go to town to purchase supplies.
He helplessly watched from his boat while
the children went through his tender look-
ing for things to steal. He watched the
children go through all the boats tied to
the Union Jack dock. He called the Marsh
Harbor Police, but they did not respond. Is
theft not a crime in The Bahamas?
This group of people at the dock are
continually drunk and use very, very of-
fensive, intimidating language around
families and children. People pulling up to
the dock in their dinghies and tenders feel
threatened and are afraid.
Last year I complained to both the
Marsh Harbor Police and the Ministry of
Tourism. We know of several others that
have also made complaints to the authori-
ties. Our complaints fell on deaf ears. Ap-
parently, nothing has been done to solve
the problem.
The local businesses need to get in-
volved because the problem at Union Jack
dock is costing them customers and money.
We have not been into Marsh Harbor over
the last two years now and do not intend to

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Comments on real
property tax
Dear Mr. Prime Minister:
Re: Real property taxation of foreign
second home owners
I write on this, Bahamas' Independence
Day 2009, in the spirit of the day on a
subject of great importance to hundreds,
probably thousands, of unrepresented for-
eign second homeowners living either part
time or full time in The Bahamas. We are
taxpayers who contribute mightily to the
economy and to the ongoing welfare of the
nation which you serve and we are, for the
most part, proud to do so. We need your
attention, if not your representation.
I applaud your initiatives for fairness
and transparency in government generally
and on the subject of real property taxation
in respect to the issue of the $250,000 resi-
dential exemption (as outlined by you in
your 29 May 2009 address to the Bahamas
Real Estate Association and 8 June 2009
Budget Message to Parliament).
As second homeowners of a property in
Marsh Harbour for 20 years, my wife and I
a few years ago retired to Abaco to live, as
nearly as we are permitted, on a full time
When we purchased our home in 1989,
we were encouraged by our realtors to rent
our home to short term visitors because we
were told it would be good for the local
economy and, therefore, to the community

if we were to do so. It was also an attrac-
tive financial incentive which made our
investment in The Bahamas more feasible.
I know that you, and your Minister of
Tourism, know the value to the local and
national economies which is derived from
the many second homeowners throughout
the nation.
We now reside in our home in Marsh
Harbour in excess of nine months of each
year and we continue to offer our home,
a small cottage which is our main resi-
dence and a smaller guest cottage which
my wife uses regularly as her artist studio,
as overflow accommodation for family and
friends who visit us and occasionally for
short term (usually one week ) rental to
visitors during our "off time." Our rental
experience is small and does not jeopardize
our ability to reside in our home for more
than nine months a year. During 2009, for
example, we rented one, or the other, of
our cottages for a total of six weeks. We
do advertise for rentals on the internet.
In June this year we unexpectedly re-
ceived a revised property tax bill (due 31
December 2009) increasing our immediate
and annual tax liability by more than 230
percent. We quickly appealed and were
promptly notified that our home has been
re-classified as "commercial" because
we offer our home for rent to short term
visitors and that in addition our home is
not considered as an owner-occupied resi-
dence and entitled to the $250,000 owner-
occupied exemption. That despite the fact

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Elbow Cay Club developer submitted plans

The developers of the Elbow Cay Club
and Marina project have completed the
plans for the project which were drawn
after a three-day planning session in Feb-
ruary of this year attended by local gov-
ernment members, other officials, business
owners and citizen representatives of El-
bow Cay.
On July 16 New Settlement Ltd. for-
mally filed the master plan with the Hope
Town District Council. The developers re-
quested approval in principle for their proj-
ect. There is no legal requirement for the
developer to submit the plans to the local

Council as the usual process calls for all
permitting to take place in Nassau. How-
ever, the developers wanted to bring the
local community into the process at the
beginning rather than the end. Thus, the
planning for the project started in Febru-
ary with a local planning meeting held in
Hope Town. The local participants speci-
fied concepts they wanted the developers
to include in their plan. Those concepts in-
cluded a boat ramp, ferry dock access with
parking, an open, not gated community,
low density, no tall buildings, green, envi-
ronmentally sensitive, a design in keeping

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Plans for the proposed Elbow Cay Club and Marina were submitted to the Hope Town
District Council on July 16 to be granted approval in principle. Although the developers
will have to get several approvals by various boards in Nassau, they wanted to let the
Elbow Cay residents examine the plans first. The complete set of plans is available for
viewing at the Council office in Hope Town. The plan will renovate rebuild the Elbow Cay
Club that has been closed for several years. The Council is giving the community several
weeks to review the plans before it will make a decision.

with the character of Hope Town.
There was a request that the developers
donate land for a community center. It ap-
pears from the final master plan that was
filed on July 16 that the developers incorpo-
rated that local suggestions into their plan.
In addition, the developers have included a
much-needed underground electrical ease-
ment for Bahamas Electricity Corporation
which is part of a BEC initiative to improve
electric service to the island.
The only concern which was raised by
anyone pertaining to the plan is the loca-

ton of the marina breakwater. The devel-
oper has located the breakwater out of the
way of navigation leaving almost 2000 feet
of open water to easily pass by. The out-
ermost location of the proposed breakwa-
ter is marked by two floating buoys which
have been placed in the water.
Lifelong Elbow Cay resident, Scott Pat-
terson, wrote a letter to Chief Councillor
Jeremy Sweeting in which he stated, "As
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This is the proposed plan for a marina extending out from shore at the Elbow Cay Club
that would accommodate about 150 boats. It would be surrounded by a rock breakwater
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By Samantha V. Evans
In an effort to maintain control of the
crawfish stock, the Department of Marine
Resources has beefed up its patrol of Ba-
hamian waters. The Fisheries officers have
had problems with poachers and to some
degree local fishermen going out early to
get a head start on the season. This activ-
ity usually begins around June and July as
fishermen have spent their money made
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Elbow Cay From Page 10
a boater who has travelled this route thou-
sands of time, I do not see this as a prob-
lem or menace to the flow of traffic"
The developer has indicated that a re-
duction in the size of the marina would kill
the project. Without an adequately-sized
marina, the project would not be eco-
nomically viable. The size of the marina
is intended to make the Elbow Cay Club
and Marina a self-sufficient property and
to further relieve boat congestion in Hope
Town harbour.
The Hope Town District Council de-
cided it would receive written comments
about the plans for three weeks and then
reconvene to make a decision as to whether
to grant approval in principle. The devel-
opers hope such approval will be granted
even though it is not required for them to
move forward with the project. At pres-
ent, the property is in a dilapidated condi-
tion. The developer feels that the Elbow
Cay Club and Marina project will be a
first class project that will provide a much
needed economic stimulus in these difficult
The plans are posted for viewing at the
Council office in Hope Town.

to get a start on the new season.
Mr. Wayne Cornish stated that last year
the commercial price paid for crawfish
dropped significantly by the end of the
season. He knows that it opened at $10 a
pound but closed below this price. Major
price drops were seen in foreign markets
that are normally crawfish importers. He
believes that this was mainly due to the
global impact of the recession and con-
sumers cutting back on luxury items. He
explained that most of the Bahamian craw-
fish caught is exported as our domestic
market cannot use all that is caught.
This season he wants fishermen to be
Summer Festival From 2
Randy Key said, "I am feeling good.
For my sons and me this was a project for
the summer and we got the boat and put
it together. It has been a good father and
son experience. We came down really,
not to brag about anything, but to have a
good time with everybody. I can't tell you
how great the experience was doing this
with my sons, my nephews and cousins.
They are going back off to college in a few
weeks and the experience was phenome-
nal. I made friends with my Grand Bahama
buddies today and we are looking forward
to repeating it next year," he concluded.
Two other Abaco boats competed. Leon
Pinder won first place in the B Class Open
Fisherman boats with his 31-foot Scarab
LeCleo that has twin 250 horsepower Mer-
curys. Also competing was Ed Cooper
from Grand Cay with his Tuff Enough with
a Suzuki.
Mr. Bootle hopes more Abaconians
come out to race next year not only to en-
hance the fleet competing but also to give
the locals more boats to cheer for.

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mindful that what they do to crawfish to-
day will affect the supply tomorrow. He is
referring to both good and bad practices,
especially the latter. Good practices, he ex-
plained, are what will sustain the stock for
tomorrow and are most important.
When the season opens in August, some
females are still bearing eggs. Some fisher-
men are suggesting that the season should
open a month or more later to ensure that
these eggs are released properly. They are
suggesting that the season be extended into
April or May rather than the present end
of March to compensate for a later open-

Update on (
By Samantha V. Evans
The grouper season closed on Decem-
ber 1, 2008, and reopened on February
28th, 2009, which coincides with their
breeding aggregations. Historically. fish-
ermen have learned of these aggregations
and targeted them to make large catches.
According to Wayne Cornish, Assistant
Fisheries Superintendent on Abaco, the
fishermen complied with these new fish-
ing regulations. He explained that only a
small number of fishermen complained
to his office as grouper is not targeted by
most Abaco fishermen although they do
catch grouper randomly. He is aware of
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ing date.
Mr. Cornish does not know whether this
request for a delayed opening date will be
granted, but he hopes that those fishermen
who catch spawning crawfish will return
them to the sea to allow the eggs to mature.
This will help ensure that the crawfish con-
tinue to multiply.
The older method of catching crawfish
alive with a bully-net gave the egg-bearing
females a better chance of survival. When
a crawfish is speared and found to be a fe-
male with eggs, it is too late to return them
alive to the sea.

trouper Ban
in Hope Town. Fishermen who catch these
fish regularly sell directly to the fish hous-
es and restaurants and have had a better
season than those who depend on casual
customers and local residents. Mr. Cor-
nish stated that his department got a lot of
feedback from fishermen after the regula-
tions were being enforced and the resource
regulated. Since the ban has been put in
place, the fish are able to aggregate and
successfully reproduce. Grouper that are
able to spawn will result in larger numbers
of this fish in the future. When the season
is opened, grouper will be plentiful. The
dates are set by the Minister based on cur-
rent scientific data.

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Central Abaco News 1

Abaco Beach Resort feels
the economic downturn
By Julian Lockhart
Abaco Beach Resort and Boat Harbour
Marina is the largest resort on Abaco with
the most beds and the largest marina in The
Bahamas. However, with the downturn in
the world economy, Abaco Beach Resort
has seen a major drop in the number of
guests staying in the hotel and more impor-
tantly marina use with the lack of yachts
during the tournaments and the drop in
tournaments as well.
Resort General Manager Robert Kramm
said, "We are no different than any other
place in The Bahamas, the United States or
indeed the world because the economic cri-
sis came suddenly, it came very deeply and
there wasn't much time to prepare. But up
until October 2008 we were actually doing
quite well. We started to slip in rooms and
in the marina. That slippage has contin-

ued and we don't see much of a turn until
perhaps the second quarter of 2010. We
think there will be a continued economic
recession here on Abaco until that time,"
he added.
Abaco Beach Resort usually hosts more
fishing tournaments than any other resort
in The Bahamas but saw three tournaments
from last year not return this season. These
included one leg of the Bahamas Billfish
Championship, the ABC Tournament and
the Bertram Hatteras Shootout. The BBC
pulled one of its legs but the other two
tournaments canceled altogether in 2009
because of the economy and the drop in
sales in the boating industry.
The resort has lost 30 percent of its
business volume from last year and the rest
of 2009 is looking to being dimmer than
the first half.
Mr. Kramm wants to keep every tour-
nament the resort has had in the past, and
the resort is working on attracting them all

back for 2010, including attracting new
tournaments for the next couple of years.
With the drop in tournaments and stay-
over visitors, Abaco Beach Resort has seen
a drop in gas sales, restaurant and bar sales
and has had to close Wrackers for the rest
of the year because of the lack of sales.
The drop in sales has spread through the
rest of the community as restaurants and
shops along the strip also felt the loss in
revenue because of the lack of patrons.
Mr. Kramm said, "We are probably
the largest resort and the largest resort
employer on Abaco, so we understand the
effect it has when we do well in the com-
munity, as we have in many years in the
past, and we also understand what happens
when we go through a bad time, like we
are now. The tournaments definitely con-
tributed to the slippage in revenue because
they come at a time in the year when our
rates are higher and they stay the longest.

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can accommodate 183 boats, the largest marina in The Bahamas, and provides full service to its clients.

They stay weeks in the harbour in between
tournament legs. Our April through June
has been our strongest but it is weaker
than it has been in years. Overall we think
next year will be better than the current
12 months but it will not be at the levels
we knew at our peak for a couple more
years," he concluded.
Abaco Beach Resort
will promote sales
By Julian Lockhart
With the drop in hotel guests and ma-
rina use, the Abaco Beach Resort and Boat
Harbour Marina is turning its focus on real
estate sales as its tries to boost the com-
pany's bottom line to create the capital for
much needed repairs and upgrades.
The resort has seen a 30 percent drop
of revenue from last year because of the
disastrous world economy and the even
worst hit to the boating world as individu-
als are either not using their boats or de-
ciding to keep them in the United States
because of fuel and dockage charges.
Real estate sales would help the resort
push forward in its upgrades to meet the
demands of a more discerning clientele.
Resort General Manager Robert Kramm
said, "The current game plan is to contin-
ue offering high quality, luxury real estate
to provide the capital for the upgrading of
the project. We had to put that on hold af-
ter the recent real estate crash but we have
hired a Bahamian on staff right now to
reactivate our sales in the Bahamian mar-
ket place. We think our sales can produce
enough capital. It will take longer than we

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want it to take, but the potential is certainly
there. We want to continue to offer a level
of service and enthusiasm to our custom-
ers as we once have. Even though our food
and service is great, we want to continue
enhancing our image as the entertainment
capital of Abaco by offering our patrons
entertainment by Bahamian artists," he
Mr. Kramm said the resort's business
plan calls for them to look at the shoulder
season and the off season and build up their
group business from corporations and from
the social market like weddings and family
Abaco Beach Resort currently has the
largest covered area on Abaco for meetings
or weddings with its open air tent and the
resort can host and plan any size wedding a
client has in mind.
Mr. Kramm said, "We are looking for
group business all times of the year to off-
set the financial losses from decreased ma-
rina occupancy and tournaments. We have
always enjoyed a higher demographic both

locally as well as internationally and we
see that continuing because of our location
and what we offer in terms of preferred
accommodations, entertainment and family
boating experience," he added.
Another focus of the resort heading into
the second half of the year and into the new
year is a renewed focus on the local cli-
entele and the benefits that a strong com-
munity support lends to a resort like the
Abaco Club. Mr. Kramm said there is no
evidence to any of the perceived negativ-
ity towards the resort because they have
always been pro Bahamian and Abaco and
have a consistent open door policy to all
Abaconians and Bahamians alike.
Mr. Kramm said, "We advertise in ev-
ery edition of The Abaconian. We have
direct mail to businesses and persons in
the community so they know we are mar-
keting to attract the Bahamian community.
Secondly, we have an offering of family
resort club memberships that allow local
people to enjoy the resort facilities in ad-
dition to food and beverage. The member-
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Change Ministries has an outreach program Outside the Wall that assists needy people
in the area. On July 25 this group painted the exterior of the house and tidied the yard
of Ms. Madeline Williams, who is bedridden. This is the third project the group has
undertaken this year. Earlier this year the Team went to Moore's Island where they
distributed groceries to 10 needy families, and they cleaned the yard of another needy
person in Dundas Town. The group tries to reach out to the community monthly. The
church is pastored by Pastor Samuel Cornish. Sister Carmen Cornish, shown here
fourth from the left, guides the Outside the Wall group.

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ship is $1,200 a year and gives the member
and their guests access to the pool, beach,
fitness centre, tennis courts and kids' pro-
grams through the Bahamas Buddy Kids
Program," he concluded.
Seventy-five Spring City
Homes near Completion
By Samantha V. Evans
It has been about one year since talks
began for construction on the new Spring
City Housing Project. One hundred homes
were projected to be built and to date 66 of
the 75 homes started are completed. The
remaining nine homes will be completed in
two weeks time and the final 25 are due to
be constructed in the coming weeks.
Construction on the first batch of homes
began October 1st of last year and accord-
ing to Kevin McIntosh, Housing Project
Manager for Abaco, the contractors did

a fantastic job on the homes. He has seen
some of the short cuts taken by contrac-
tors in Nassau and can proudly say that
he did not have to deal with any of that
here. There were 17 contractors hired to
construct the homes and they all did quality
work. He is pleased by the work they did
and believes that Abaco has some of the
finest builders in The Bahamas. To date 40
families are in their homes and the remain-
ing 35 persons have been approved and are
only awaiting life insurance assignment. In
the next six weeks, all of the first 75 homes
will be occupied.
When the project first started, the re-
sponse from the community was mixed.
However, Mr. McIntosh is proud to say
that the comments are now very positive.
In fact, they have some 400 plus applica-
tions pending for homes. The entire Abaco
community is grateful that the government
undertook this project. He further noted
that 32 new contractors have applied for

work and his department will seek to ac-
commodate them with upcoming projects.
Finally, he encourages residents seeking
homes to fill out applications and not wait
until projects have begun as they work on
a first come first serve basis specifically to
accommodate first time home owners and
property buyers. He stated that there has
been a lot of noise in the market but he
wants residents to contact his office to find
out the facts about what is going on with
the assignment of homes.
New Subdivision to Provide
More Low Cost Homes
By Samantha V. Evans
The Murphy Town Extension Subdivi-
sion will be the next subdivision undertak-
en by the Department of Housing. Since
only 100 homes can be built in Spring City,
the remaining applicants will be accommo-
dated in this new area. This subdivision
is located adjacent Central Pines Phase I
and runs to Change Ministries. Fourteen
hundred lots will be available there. The
government will build homes on some of
them, lots will be sold for apartments and

homes and others will be assigned for com-
mercial use. The lots will be over 100 feet
by 100 feet in size. The initial work will
soon begin including clearing the land that
they will be building on but he believes
that a map of the full area has already been
drawn by the Nassau office. Before any
work is done, a town meeting will be held
with the community. Moving forward,
Mr. McIntosh has made some recommen-
dations to his Ministry to ensure that the
homes they build in this new subdivision
will be even better than those constructed
in Spring City.
Local Vendors Feeling
Economic Crunch
By Samantha V. Evans
Marsh Harbour has become the spot for
local vendors to set up in hopes of selling
their goods. However, some of the local
vendors are not selling their items as in the
past and they are convinced that is due to
the recession. The crab man has been sell-
ing his crabs since July 1st and stated that

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The look of Spring City has changed dramatically with 75 new homes recently financed
by government. Their tropical colors, their neat tidy lines and clean yards have created
a very attractive community. Within a few weeks 75 new families will live there with
construction due to begin soon on another 25 houses. Seventeen contractors were used
for the construction.

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Utilities available. Spectacular seaviews. $239,000.
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Boiling Hole Parcel # 1022 Total 11 acres sea-to-sea
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home under construction. Price will increase as
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entrance wall & fence. Great sea views. $322,000.
Residential Parcels
# 823 10,150 +/- s/f canal lotw/130' frontage & 105'
deep water dock w/ water & electricity, Fantastic
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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.

# 1080 -12,100 s/f canal parcel with 110' sea walled canal
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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/f bi-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.
"TridentHouse" #317-3 bed, 3.5 bath, furnished
3,500 s/fbeach front home. Breath-taking beach & sea
views. Good rental income. NOW $1,999,000.
"Flip Inn" Windward BeacjO008 2 bed, 2 bath,
1,620 s/f under air be i 1llus garage on 2 lots
totaling 28,25 i .Jt ently refurbished, tastefully
furnished. sandy beachfront $1,725,000.
"Porter Place"- Brigantine Bay # 868 -Newly
constructed, furnishe d 3 bath canalfront home,
3,040 s/f under roof, dIaule garage, 165' of dockage,
new boat lift. $1,495,000.
Windward Beach-Beachfront Home # 191-2 bed, 2
bath, 1,550 s/f fumnishe bpch home. 200' sandy
beachfront, 32,724 sSVscaped property. A sea view
from every reoom! Separate garage. $1,425,000.
"Pilot House"- 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 HarbourfrontHonle # 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.
"Seachlsion" # 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 fronthome, furnished, elevated
landscaped lot, carport & garage, deep water dock with
boat lift. PLUS 26' Glacier Bay vessel $950,000.
"ToadHall" # 1373 5 bed/4 bath, 4,000 s/f, 2 level
Ocean Blvd. furnished ocean view home includes 1
bed/I bath apartment on 2 adjoining parcels totaling
22,500 s/f. Private beach access. $695,000.
"Home, Sweet Home" # 784 -2 bed, 2 bath, 1,240 s/f
furnished home on 13,500 s/flot, close to beach.
Adjoining lot of 14,000 s/f also available.
REDUCED TO $135,000.
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level Phase 5,2nd level, 1,750 s/f living space condo,
closest to beach, tasteful contemporary furnishings,
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great water views. Preferred end unit. Includes 2 large
boat slips. Short walk to beach! $865,000.
Bahama Beach Club # 2005- # 1370- 3 bed, 2 bath
ground level 1,645 s/f comfortably furnished condo.
Awesome sea views from most rooms Overlooks beach
and pool. Great vacation residence. $822,000.
Royal Paln Condo # 2424 # 1399 3 bed, 3 bath,
(including loft) 2nd level, 1,264 s/f frnished condo
overlooking harbour & marina. Well maintained, near
beach, excellent rental incomepotential. $599,950.
Beacl 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/f 2 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, I bath, 2 level, poolside condo $295,000.
# 985 -2 bed, 2 bath, 2 level harbour front end unit,
Refurbished in 2000 REDUCED TO $271,500.
# 928-2 bed, 1 bath 2 level unit, overlooks harbour $249,000.
# 655 2 bed, bath condo with marina view $249,000.
#455-1 bed, 1 bath, ground level, poolside. $185,900.

Beachfront Parcel- Ocean Blvd # 876 1.5 acres
with 100' of beach frontage, on spectacular Treasure
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sea views. $1,510,000.

Superb Beachfront Parcel# 1362 Treasure Cay level
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Beach & CanalLotPackage#941-Windward Beach
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approx. 76' ofsea-walled canal frontage. $1,446,000.

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beach frontage & 460' depth. Superior building lot. All
utilities available. Fantastic sea views. $1,386,000.
Ocean Blvwd 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/fparcel with 100' of sandy beach.
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Windward Beach # 999 12 7l4aap eachfront parcel with
85' of frontage on Sef to. All utilities available,
great buildingglPD $599,950.
Brigantine Bay # 1200 13,664 s/f canalfront parcel with
106' ofbulkheaded deep water frontage. Includes dock &
dolphin pilings, protected dockage, All utilities available.
Superb water views. $525,000.
Windward Beach # 817 Half acre waterfront parcel
directly on Sea of Abaco, 124' beach frontage. Newly
installed sea wall. All utilities available. $482,000.
Galleon Bay # 1356 24,732 s/f large canal front parcel
with 158' of bulkhead & sandy waterfront. All utilities
available. Panoramic water views. $465,000.
Galleon Bay # 744 19,256 s/f cleared canal parcel with
68' bulkheaded deep water frontage. All utilities
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Brigantine Bay # 1173 & 1174- 2 adjacent deep water
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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 20.9jO s/f canal parcel with
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Windward Beach Drive Sea View Parcel # 1353 -
Excellent 11,090 s/f residential parcel. Level building
envelope, all utilities available. Short walk to both
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St. Andrews Estates, GolfCourse Lot # 1341 -11,151
s/f residential parcel with 130' of golf course frontage.
All utilities available. Short walk to beach. $58,500.
"Sea View" 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
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elevated acres with 330' of shoreline. Superb panoramic
water views. $2,599,000.

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business was good at first; now it is very
slow. So far he has gotten three separate
catches of crab from South Andros and
will continue to come until his crabs fail
to sell. He sells black and white crab and
they range in price from $2.50 to $4.00. If
he happens to catch crabs locally, he sells
them 3 for $10 or $4 and $5 each. The crab
man can be found in Spring City when he
is not set up in Marsh Harbour across from
Bellevue Business Depot. He sell seven
days a week.
Local fishermen and conch divers are
feeling the effects of the sagging econo-
my, too. Fisherman Roy Roberts stated
that business is usually good but now it is
very bad. Some days he does not sell any
fish but he still comes out every day as
he does not know which day he will sell
well as sales are not consistent. He sells

grouper at $6 a pound, snappers at $4 a
pound and dolphin (fish) at $7 a pound.
His son, Matthew Roberts, and Bobby
Albury sell conch from $2 to $4. Roy
Roberts hopes that the farmers' market
will open soon so that they can have a
permanent spot to sell their goods. They
are usually in Marsh Harbour from Mon-
day to Saturday.
Burnadine Fowler, the proprietor of
Wende's Fashion on Grand Cay, came to
the mainland for a week and decided to
attempt to sell some of her goods while
here. July 23rd was her first day across
from Bellevue and so far things were slow
but she is looking forward to selling some
items soon. She stated that a number of
persons came by to view her unique men
and women fashions and ladies shoes. She
stated that she special orders items as well
and can be contacted at 353-1703.

Local produce as well as some that is imported is frequently available for sale under the
trees across from Royal Bank. Here is a beautiful array of fruits and vegetables offered
for sale. The vendors are eager for a farmers' market to be available so they can display
their produce better.

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Breakfast 8:30-10:00 a.m.
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Footloose Shoe Store
By Samantha V. Evans
On June 5th Abaco got another shoe
store located in the Ryan Archer Plaza in
Marsh Harbour. With the motto Top Qual-
ity Fashion Footwear anyone who steps
into this store will be amazed by the styl-
ish shoes provided for women and men.
Owner Meoshi Newbold stated that open-
ing her own business has been her dream
and once she returned home to Abaco, she
decided to make that dream a reality. She
specializes in men's and women's casual
and dress shoes. She has shoes coming
soon for school ages children ages 7-15.
She also sells handbags, stockings and
sandals. Her goal at the end of the day is
to have a one-stop shop for ladies, men,
and children. The store hours are Monday
through Thursday 10 a.m. 6 p.m. and
Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. 7 p.m. The
phone contact is 367-4164.
Grocery has new
By Samantha V. Evans
Island Grocers opened on Forest Drive
and Bootle Drive three years ago and at
that time it was under a different manager.
In 2008 Delgarno Newbold, Jr. became the

Please see Central Page 21

Lana craos are a summer aeucacy mat
Bahamians enjoy. Some of the crabs are
from Abaco but most of them are brought
here from Andros.

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Arriving Tuesday in Marsh Harbour

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Arriving Wednesday in Marsh Harbour
Leaving Thursday for Nassau

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Charter freight stops en route on request

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Marsh Harbour Contact
Ph: (242) 367-2653
367-0364 367-5642 Fax
Government Dock
Marsh Harbour, Abaco
Nassau Contact
(242) 393-4371 393-3829
394-7529 Fax 394-0057
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Nassau, New Providence
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Prime Minister attends memorial service Policeman directs traffic
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A memorial service was held at New Vision Ministries on July 17 to celebrate the life
of Mike Malone, who passed away on July 3 after a very long illness. Mr. Malone Abaco is experiencing many power outages. These affect the business section of Marsh
was a leader of his community and was prominent in local government. The Prime Harbour as well as all other areas of the island. However, it is an unusal sight to see
Minister, the Rt. Hon. Hubert Ingraham, is shown on the far left at the service. Oth- a policeman directing traffic because the traffic light is off
ers with him are Senior Administrator Cephas Cooper, Mr. Edison Key, MPfor South
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Volleyball jamboree provided training for local players

By Samantha V. Evans
The Abaco Volleyball Association held
its first event as it kicked off the season
by hosting a Volleyball Jamboree at Grace
Gym at Agape Christian School on the eve-
ning of July 17th and all day on July 18th.
According to President of the Abaco asso-
ciation, Chris Smith, teams from Nassau,
Grand Bahama and Abaco competed. The
Junior National Volleyball team came from
Nassau, the Grand Bahama All Stars (a
mixed team) came from Freeport and the
players from Abaco were the BTC Spikers
(men's and women's teams), the Dynamic
Divas and Age in Action (men's team).
The Jamboree began with exciting games
with all teams playing on Friday night that
were both fun and educational for the play-
ers. On hand for the Jamboree were Don
Cornish, Volleyball Federation President;
Joseph Smith, First Vice President of the
Federation; and other officials to offer a
clinic for the players on Saturday.
According to Mr. Cornish, the Bahamas
Volleyball Federation is the top governing
body for volleyball and the organization is
encouraging each island to have an associa-
tion. But to date only Abaco, Cat Island,
Freeport and Nassau have teams. Mr. Cor-
nish stated that he has a great history with
the association on Abaco as he has served
as president. He finds it most challenging
to get the communities involved in activi-
ties. He is hoping for Abaco to have an
active committee with strong leadership
for the Abaco Association. Therefore,
they are beginning their season with this
Jamboree. Mr. Cornish added that he and
his team came to Abaco to lend the As-
sociation their support. Also with him was
the top technical team in the Bahamas that
included Lanza Miller, one of two interna-

tional referees.
Raymond Wilson, treasurer of the Fed-
eration, was on Abaco. He is responsible
for the development of most of the younger
players and has been a coach for more than
20 years. Also present was Lloyd Davis,
Assistant Treasurer of the Federation, and
Divinc Smith, President of the New Provi-
dence League. Mr. Cornish stated that he
brought all of them to identify what is hap-
pening with the local teams and to see what
needs to be done so that they can help with
their development.
Furthermore, Mr. Cornihs is excited
that the Federation has such a qualified
body that can show them where they can
go if they grow in this sport. He plans to
bring some of the higher level teams from
Grand Bahama and Nassau to Abaco. He
further hopes that in the near future that
they will be at the technical level to com-
pete internationally. The mixed team from
Grand Bahama that competed in the Jam-
boree came to help the Abaco teams de-
velop their technical skills.
On Saturday afternoon, a technical clin-
ic was held with the Abaco teams. At this
time they learned how to serve, spike and
play the court properly. They also learned
the new rules of the game to ensure that
they are aware of what to do. The experts
answered questions local players had about
the game. According to Mr. Miller, the
biggest challenge they have is finding per-
sons to become officials as everyone wants
to play. To officiate, the persons must un-
derstand the fundamentals of the game and
be familiar with the code of conduct that
must be maintained by all officials.
According to Divinc Smith, he sees a
lot of raw talent in the junior boys. They
are getting the teams to play with better

skills and to engage in drills to work on
their basic skills. Once they do this, they
will become more comfortable in them-
selves and play in a more organized way.
As the Junior National Coach, he is look-
ing for Family Island players to make up
the national team. To do this, they will try
out those players who have sufficient skills
for the game and take them to Nassau to
train over the summer months. To remain
current and active, they will have to play
locally during the rest of the year. He is
very pleased with the facilities in Abaco as
the Grace Gym is up to standard.
One of the top players from the Junior
National Team, Je'Vaughn Saunders, was
on Abaco to play with the local boys' team
and stated that he has been playing since
he could hold a ball. He explained that as a
young player on the team, he had to work
extremely hard to develop the skills need-
ed to become the player he is today. As a
team member, he explained that as his tal-
ent grew so did his confidence. His advice

to the boys playing on the Abaco teams is
to work hard, remain focused and be dedi-
cated so that they can reach their goals.
All of the teams played well over this
weekend and those teams that played ex-
ceptionally well took home the trophies.
What was refreshing, according to Don
Cornish, was the cross section of the com-
munity, across color lines, all interacting
and enjoying the atmosphere. He wants to
encourage this type of support and interac-
tion. He believes the association would do
well to play exhibition games in communi-
ties such as Hope Town, Man-O-War Cay
and Treasure Cay where there are facilities
but no team involvement in order to ensure
a truly representative association.
* BTC Spikers defeated Dynamic Divas
* Dynamic Divas defeated GB All Stars

Please see Volleyball Page 27

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By Samantha V. Evans
The Abaco Volleyball Association has
been around for many years and has had
numerous presidents including Frank Hep-
burn, Silbert Mills and Chris Smith. Don
Cornish was elected President in 1996 and
was the President until the most recent
election. Between 2001 and 2008 the As-
sociation had two acting presidents, Dave
Darville and Emory Curry. When the as-
sociation was first formed, it seemed that
members were all about playing the game
but now they have plans to recruit and edu-
cate the youth about the game of volleyball.
The present president of the Association
is Chris Smith, who says they plan to go
to the schools to start teams and as they
get more established to involve the cays
and visitors in some of their games. He is
happy that they have a committed body of
executives who have plans to see the asso-
ciation take off this time around.
According to Don Cornish, the Associa-
tion has always thrived on the "community-
based" formula with teams coming from
Crown Haven, Mount Hope, Green Turtle
Cay, Treasure Cay, Murphy Town, Dundas

Volleyball From Page 20
* BTC Spikers defeated GB All Stars
* BTC Spikers defeated Dynamic Divas in
the finals
* GB All Stars defeated Age in Action
* Age in Action defeated BTC Spikers
* Jr. National Team defeated GB All Stars
* GB All Stars defeated BTC Spikers
* Jr. National Team defeated Age in Action
* Jr. National Team defeated GB All Stars
in the finals

Town, Spring City, Crossing Rocks, Sandy
Point and Moore's Island over the years.
The geographical make-up of Abaco dic-
tated this formula and it worked very well.
With the change of leadership in com-
munity or sometimes based on work trans-
fers, he added, the commitment is often
lost and teams fade away. It is hoped that
teams will still come from communities,
as it ensures that there is strong support,
based on familiarity, children can emu-
late "star players" and leadership can be
nurtured. Volleyball is a game that even
though it is technical in nature, it can be
enjoyed by persons of all ages.
The official volleyball season will soon
begin and the leagues will follow the same
schedule as the teams in Nassau so fans can
expect to attend their first game in mid-

The 2009 N.P.C. Southern States Body-
building, Fitness, Figure and Bikini Cham-
pionship took place at the War Memorial
Auditorium on July 11 in Fort Lauderdale,
Florida. The competition drew some 200
competitors. Veteran bodybuilder Arthur
Elden competed in the Masters Division
of the over 60 and placed second in the
Heavyweight Division and qualified for
the N.P.C. National Championship in
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on July 17 and
18. This is good for two years. Arthur will
wait until next year to compete in the na-
As for the rest of the year, Arthur plans
to compete in the Florida Nationals in Au-
gust, the Hurricane Bay Championship in
October and the East Tennessee in Knox-
ville, Tennessee, in October.

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sole owner of the establishment. When the
store first opened, it specialized in bread-
basket items but now it has expanded from
three to seven rows of shelving to accom-
modate the growing community. It now
carries drinks, snacks, candy bars, toilet-
ries, meat, deli and diary products, baby
food and items, ice, water and vegetables.
It is open seven days a week from 8 a.m.-
11 p.m. The phone number is 367-4012.
Restoration Salon and Spa
By Samantha V. Evans
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it. In addition, she will provide massages
and other services to pamper the body,
mind and soul. The hours of the store are
now Monday-Thursday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.,
Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m, and Saturday 8
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Letters From Page 9

that we do reside there for more than nine
months a year.
At about the same time as all this was
occurring we read your 29 May 2009 ad-
dress to the Bahamas Real Estate Asso-
ciation and shortly thereafter your 8 June
2009 Annual Budget Message. We asked
ourselves how this can be happening to
us at the same time that Mr. Ingraham is
striving to make improvements in the very
same area of property taxation.
We have always tried "to follow the
rules" and we believe that currently the
rule to qualify for the $250,000 owner
occupied residence exemption is that the
owner need only reside in the home as his
residence for an aggregate of nine months
during each tax year, notwithstanding its
use for short term rentals to visitors. On
our recent tax bills we have been asked to
certify our residency time as at least nine
months in the aggregate during the tax year
and we did so.
No inquiry was ever made to us by
anyone about whether or not we offered
our home for rental of any nature or du-
ration. However, our home has now been
re-classified as "commercial" and we are
denied the exemption because we offer our
home for short term rentals. The result is
a disabling increase in our property tax li-
Mr. Prime Minister, as you consider
changing the law to remove the nine-month
residency requirement while allowing short
term rentals to visitors and still affording
the $250,000 owner-occupied exemption,
is it not fair, right and just that we owners

who do already occupy our property for
more than nine months of the year, have
the same right to rent on a short term basis
during the remainder of the year without
having to fear losing our residential ex-
In our case the unexpected reclassifi-
cation of our home as "commercial" and
the resulting drastic increase in real prop-
erty tax liability causes significant financial
hardship for my wife and myself as retirees
with limited income. Without tax relief it
is an unwelcome challenge to be able to
continue to own our home and to remain a
part of our local community here in Marsh
We understand that your initiative and
suggestion to BREA is to remove the nine-
month requirement to qualify for the ex-
emption and that in exchange the owners,
or their agents, would collect the hotel oc-
cupancy tax.
We agree that government needs to pro-
tect its revenues and to that end, speak-
ing for myself and I believe many others
similarly situated, if the choice is to collect
the hotel occupancy tax from short term
visitors in exchange for the restitution of
residential classification and of our owner-
occupied residence exemption, we would
certainly agree to do so if that were made
the law. The sooner the better.
I have written BREA on this subject
and have urged that they get on board with
your initiatives hoping that this issue will
be resolved promptly and without undue
hardship to the many, many loyal foreign
taxpayers who have so much invested in
this country which we all love dearly.
If we, individually and along with oth-
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and the owner-occupied exemption, it will
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community. But we will do it, and we will
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to do so as well. Taken as the direction of
government policy, that cannot be a ben-
efit either to the local economy or to the
Nor, I believe, do you think so either.
Consider for a moment the effect on
the local/national economy if, because of
an unfair and inconsistent tax policy to-
ward second homeowners, we, who cur-
rently rent and provide accommodation to
thousands of short term visitors annually,
stop doing so. The result would be a cata-
strophic devaluation of the real estate mar-
ket and a terrible blow to tourism generally
throughout The Bahamas. In the global
economic mess we all find ourselves, one
has to ask if this is really the best course of
action to follow. Can the working people
of The Bahamas endure any additional fi-
nancial hardship?
Unless property taxation on second
homes is clarified and made fair, realtors
selling properties in The Bahamas today
can no longer encourage their buyers to
offer their properties as rentals during the
times when they are not using them. The
result will unquestionably be fewer and
lower priced home sales; fewer accom-
modations for visitors means there will be
fewer visitors and a lot less money mak-
ing its way through the local and national
Realtors on our island tell us that we al-
ready have a 12 year accumulated backlog
of properties listed for sale and that home
sales are practically non existent, especial-
ly sales to foreign buyers. Sale prices of

the few homes being sold are also reported
to be from 30 percent to 50 percent lower
than the same time one year ago. If this
trend continues, current assessments on all
real properties will have to be reduced to
keep abreast with market value. Tourism
will continue to be negatively impacted for
years to come. The question of extending
real property taxation to all Bahamians will
have to be addressed all that much sooner.
Not all the visitors to The Bahamas want
to come to Nassau and Atlantis or the other
large hotels. Second home rentals, particu-
larly on the Family Islands, for many visi-
tors annually offer an incomparable vaca-
tion experience and the concept of second
home ownership needs to be encouraged
and protected.
It is our sincere hope that some defini-
tive and timely decisions on this issue will
be forthcoming from government and that
we second homeowners as a group will be
able to continue to maintain ourselves as
part of the fabric of our respective com-
munities and the nation in which we have
chosen to reside.
Thank you for your consideration, Mr.
Prime Minister.
Very truly yours,
Edwin C. Angstadt, Jr.

Hints for Helping Our
Home Maintenance
Clean air condietioning filters
Seal up cracks where air condition
ing can escape
Fix toilet and faucet leaks

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

Area Code 242 unless listed otherwise
Island-wide Abaco Listings
Abaco Vacations + 800-633-9197
Abaco Vacation Planner + 25 hse 367-3529
Bahamas Vacations + 800-462-2426

Lee Pinder +
Marina Albury Cottages
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

3 hse
5 cottages
and Cay

Turtle Cay
30 rm
35 rm
34 hse
9 rm
3 cott
ana Cay

Lubbers Quarters
Sea Level Cottages 4 hse 3
Island Home Rentals + 8 hse
Schooner's Landing 5 condos 3
Marsh Harbour area

366-2053 Abaco Beach Resort
366-2075 Abaco Real Estate +
352-5458 Ambassador Inn
Bustick Bight Resort
365-4247 Conch Inn
365-5464 D'S Guest House
365-4271 Island Breezes Motel
365-4047 Lofty Fig Villas
365-4161 Pelican Beach Villas
365-4636 Regattas (Prev. Abaco
365-4105 MO

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
pe 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

6 hse
3 rms
6 rms
8 rms
9 rms
6rms 3
8 rms
6 eff
6 cott
STowns) 32 effic
oore's Island

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


For FREE estimates contact Harlin Johnson

S FMarsh Harbour, Abaco
Tel: (242) 367-3956
Fax: (242) 367-3959

August 1, 2009

August 1, 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
D ive G uana........................................................................ 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$0I per half hour
Children under three free Caged pets as people
Luggage X$1.00 each over four, Surf boards X$4.00 ea.

Treasure Cay Airport to: Effective22 Dec 085
G reen Turtle C ay ferry dock ............................................$10
M a de ira P a rk ........................................ $2 0
S an d B a n ks ......................................... $2 5
Treasure C ay R esort .............................................$30
Le is u re Le e ......................................... $ 4 5
B la c k W o o d ....................................................................$ 2 0
Fire Road & C ooper's Tow n ............................................$40
C edar H a rbour ....................................... $60
W ood C ay .......................................... $7 0
M o unt H ope ..........................................$8 0
F ox T ow n ........................................... $ 7 0
C row n H aven ........................................ $90
M arsh H arbour airport ..........................................$85

Green Turtle Ferry to Marsh H Airport ............................$80

T Cay Hotel to Marsh Harbour ...........................X$65 + $10
T C Hotel to G Turtle Ferry (Blue Hole $24) .....X$18 + $ 5
T C Hotel to Bonefish Marles................................X$22 + $5
T C Hotel to Joe's Creek ......................... ........X$35 + $5
T C Hotel to Moxey ............... ........... .. X$16 + $5

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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The Abaconian

August 1, 2009

Abaco Cays Realty, Ltd.

Great Guana Cay- Green Turtle Cay Man-O-War Cay
Marsh Harbour
info@abacocaysrealty.com www.abacocaysrealtycom


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Great Gunna Cay
-2 Bedrooms, Bath
-1,760 s.f Residence
-0 S- Covered & Open Decks
160' o Ocean Beach
F- Fabulous Ocean Views
Additional Land Aailable
"Prirne e Trust" m 119 ~- $2 495,000 "Split Coc

S"SEA-TO-BAY" II do5 Acres 1 198' of \Wacrlfontage Over 500' o
Protected Boat Basin rontage Superb Building Sites Good elevation -
Fabulous Views Perfect for development or Elegant Private Estate.
.GGV 1008 $9,995,000.
* "PRINCE'S TRUST" Estate 125 Acres 2 Bedrooms. 2 Baths
1,760 s.E Residence Covered and open decks 593' of Ocean Beach
664' on Sea of Abaco Fabulous Views Private Boat Basin
GGCH1096- $4,950,000.
* "ARTCAFE& BAKERY"- Settlement Commercial at Main Public "Log B
Dock Best Localion in town. 1,900 sf, Colonial Bldg. -400 s.f Co.
Veranda Commnercial Grade Kitchen Land- 96'x84'- 8,064 s.f- Oreal
Restaurantor Retail CGHH 1109 $867,500. t
* "SANDCASTLE" 2 Bedrooms, 2,5 Baths. 960 s.f. Residence
Covered Porch Iand 5,000 s.f. Dock Access Furished
oGGHI011 $375,000.
S"THE LOYAUST"-6-A Leeward Yacht Club -3 Bedrooms, 25 Bath
2,016 s.f 392 s.f. Covered Veranda, 392 s.f, Covered Balcony.
Iand 9,241 s 54' of frontage on Black Sound Onsite dockage
available_ lGTHi1127- NEW $1,325,000. "Joh, Low
"THESOUTHARD"- 7-C Leeward Yacht Club-3 Bedrooms, 3.5 Bat
2,743 sI -728 s.f, Galleries and Verandas, 334 s.f Screened Porch, Land
9,450 sf. Onsite dockage available. #GTH1126 NEW $1,225,000
A* A RINA VILLA # 4" 2 Bedroom, 2 5 Ba' t- 1 I455s s, Iunxury villa -
Covered Screened Porch Land 7,554 s.l Deeded Dock Boat
Lill Gol ICart Garage Auxiliary Generator Complete
Renovation 2007. #GTH1098 $995,000.
"FLIP FLOP"- 4 Bedroom, 3,5 Bath 2,500 s.L. Residence 2.044 s.f.
Screened Porch_ Land 12,091 sf 0.277 Acre -Great Family lHome -
convenient location -0GTH 1128 NEW $695,000. "Sonn Lig
Green TurtleCay
50 .' Shared ownership
i 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath
1,355 s,f. of Residence
Covered Screened Porches
-Land- 0.54 Acre
253.06 or waler-frontage
Two Docks 36' 170'
56,000 gallon cistern
Generator llouse- tool she
50 KWdi kncr"or
GCTH 117 625,TH00137 S25,000.
Marsh Ilarboulr-
Sunrise Bay
ar/--4 Bedrooms, 4 Baths
a mm use. 14,468 s, New Residenc
1 742s. Covered
Verandahs & Balconies.
0- .3394 Acre 14.787 s.f.
w m Swimming Pool
;.i~i- 30 KW AuxiIiary Gen,
Boat Slip-

Great Guana Cay
Orchid Bay
3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths.
1840 s. Residence.
-955 s.f Porches & Decks
Iand 74' Sea ofAbaco
11,016 s.f.-0.25 Acres
-Ausiliary Generator
Private ock
Fabulous Views
#GGH1123- $1,160,000.
SGreen Turtle Cay
Long Bay
2.8 Acres -
310'Ocean Beachfront
-5 Bedrooms, 3 Baths
2,500 sf, 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.l Near
Public Dock in Harbour,
listoric Gingerbread
'- larbour Views
OT11llll9- $450,000.
Green Turtle Cay
-4.77 s r Residence
3.5 Acres Sen-l-Sea
3' Octan neachlronl
20' on Coco ay
Privlc Dock en Cuce Bav
'~ SKWAus Gat.
600 GPD-Watemaker
SGTI 11097 Four Possible Sale
Options Flronm: 462,01100 for
I acre w/dock lic. on Coco Bay.
Sto S,300,000 for entire Estate

Man-O-War City
Eastern Harbour
2 Bedrooms, 2 Ballhs
1,030 s.f. Residence -
-1,290 s.f. Covered Deck
0.877 Acres
82 Ocean Frontage
Semi-lrivate Dock.,
Superb Ocean Views

#MWH1076 $1,550.000.


* "BERKLEY'S BLUFF"- While Sound -Oceanfront Building Site
= 31,000 sq. L 0.7116 Acre 100' of Ocean Frontage 275' in Depth
Natural sub-trpical vegetation Great elevation for spectacular views
HTV 1125 $495,000

* "BLUE LAGOON" Parcel #1 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. 06CGVI087 $940,000.
* "WIND N' SEA" Fabulous waterfront building site Two parcels
containing a total of 69,197 s.f, 1.588 Acres 24 I' of Sea of Abaco
Frontage great elevations to 42' above sea level GGV1112
NEW LISTING $850,000.
* "AERIE" Parcel I 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 Waterfromi
Building Site - 242' Southwest Sea of Abaco Frontage 43,803 sq.fr..
- 1.0055 Acres Great Sea ofAbaco Views Beach Access Boat Slips
Available- GGV 1131 NEW $685,000.
* PARCEL"C" al PRINCE'S TRUST- Fabulous Waterfront
Building Site - 204' Southwest Sea ofAbaco Frontage 54,360 sq.ft..
- 1.2480 Acres Great Sea olfAbaco Views Beach Access Boat Slips
Available- GGV 1132- NEW- $685,000.
* "SEA VIEW" Dolphin Beach Estates 136' prime waterfront -
0.557 Acres Containing 24,292 s.l- Shared dock access
Superb elevation Fabulous Views of Delia's Cay and the Sea of Abaco.
8' depth at MLW at shoreline. A private dock can be built on the property.
GGVI 118 NEW LISTING $624,500.
* "LOST SHAKER" Dolphin Beach Estates Oversized
beach-front parcel 36,839 s.f. 0.8457 Acre 65' of Beach-front
Good elevations for superb ocean views. Lush Native Vegetation.
g GGVI000 $545,500.

* "ATLANTIS" 19.239 sf. 0.-117 Acre 95' of North Atlantic Beach-
frontage 159' in Dcplli Beautiful Beach-front building site Cenral Great
Guana Cay location Semi-private dock_ 4GGV1 35- NEW-$485,000.
* "CAPTAIN'S COVE" -6,653 s.f .0152 Acre -45.47'ofSeaofAbaco
frontage Prilme building site- can carry a privait.dock ISO degree views -
underground electric and paved road. GGV0I91 $375,000.
* PARCEL"A" at PRINCE'S TRUST- Moderately Priced Half
Acre Building Site- L 25,465 sqt.l. (0.5846Acre 204,84' NE Road
Frontage + 176' SW Boundary - 133' NW Road Boundary 178' -
SE Boundary Fabulous Sea ofAbaco Views Beach Access Boat Slips
Available -#GGV VI30 NEW $345,000,
* "PARADISE" 12,141 s.f -0.2787 acre One lot off ei wibeach wih beach
access steps away great elevated building site central Great Guana Cay
location HGGV 1138- NEW S227,500.
* "CONCHED OUT" offered 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 BAY BEACH"- Incredible beach parcel -4-26,589
Sq.fi. - 0.6103 acres 60' of spectacular beach frontage Private gated
entrance Affordable building site for cottage or beach cabana.
#GTV1121 NEW $325,000.
* "LONG BA YSOUND" Back to nature.- Secluded -24,565 Sq ft
- 05639 acres- 105' of Black Sound frontage Ideal home site -Dock
site possible, #GTV1122- NEW $325,000.
* "COCO BAY VIEW" 32,690 s.f 0.7567 Acre Dock Access -
Beach Access Good Elevation. GTV 1009 $291,000.
* "COCO BAY BREEZE" -- 19,558 s. 0.4490 Acre Prime
Building Site Dock Access Beach Access. SGTV 1007 $167,500.
* "CASUARINA "- 8,126 s.f0 0.1865 Acre Corner lot Prime building
site -Central location Short walk to Bita Bav Beach- Snorkel right off shore
#GTV1074 $89,000.

_ Man-O-War Ca)
2 Bedrooms, 2 3aths.
i6- 2.64 s.f Residence.
2 Bedrooms, I Bath.
838 s.f. Guest Ilouse
f lIand Sea-lo-Sea
S43800 s.f 11 Acres
98' Ocean Beach Front
Private Dock On cCreek
Fabulous Views
L"Etr De l MWHll6 S3 750000

pMan-0-War Cay
-2 Bedrooms. 1.5 Baths.
1,220 s.f Residence.
-3 Bedrooms, I Bath-
-532 s, I Guest House
I .nd- Sea-to-Sea
S325 71 s. 0.74 Acre
165' Ocean Beach Front
-Private lock
Fabulous Vie s
"Lovely Hill"
NMWH I 134 ,5,100.00,
Man-O-War Cay
3 Bedrooms, I 1 2 Baths
1,536 s, C Residence
-0 s.f e 1 Porches Decks
s- 2Landb- -53,730 s.f
Resid 1 1023 IlillsideAcres
-18A0 Harbour Frontage
Private Dock on harbour
G- reat elevation
SFabulous Views
i"AnneBono M$ MWHIl S1,600,000.

"ARBOUR LIGHT" Dickie's Cay 2 Bedrooms. 2 Baths 1,560 s.f
Residence ,040 sJ Verandah s I Bedroomt, I B Guet house 1.824
Acres Entire S.E. Point of Dickie's Cay Private Dock. Auxiliary

.Dock -Auxiliarn Gienerator Superb Harbour Views o Furnished.l
IMWil1001 $1,995,000.
"FRESH IF ND LANDING" -Dickie's Cay 3 Bedrooms, 3 1/2 Baths -
2,460 sf. Residence 1,400 sf. Porches-Decks I Bed. I bath Snore Box -
7,500 s.T Land Private 93 Dock. 40 KW Aux. Generator Superb I larbor
Views- sMWall107- S1,200,000.
S"SUNSPLASH"- 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths 1,921 s .f Residence.- 2
Bedroom. 1 Bath 400 sf Guest Cabin 172' Ocean Beach Front
189 Acres Beatutiflly Landscaped Semi-Private Dock Fabulous
Views- -MWH1019 $1,165,000.
"BOUNTIFULLY BLESSED"- 2 Bedroom, 1.5 Bath 800 sf
residence 3 75 Acre sea to sea 109' or rontage on Sea ofAbaco 106' on
Atlantic B oal basit with lift 170' of dock- Swintig Pool Approed plains
for 3e2 New England coltage #TLH1086 NEW PRICE -$1,350,000.
Scotland Cay
2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths.
130(1 sf. Residence.
-I Bedrooms I Bath.
24 s f Guest Cottage
-4- HVIO $67- -PlaMhouse" with bar

Scotl:and Cay
4 B edroom. 2ath
"- 600 s.f of residence
785 s.f. rTap around porch
23s'93 s.f. -i 54 Acre land
180 degree views
250' to the Atlantic Beach
240 sf. garage
28,000 gallon cistem
-Fully finished
Runway & Dock access
"Biessing Ilot" aSCII1093 S799".000.

GRAND BOIS" Rare Pnme Ocean-front building site 0.51 Acre
125' Atlantic Ocean frontage Central Location Fabulous Ocean
Views-Lush Native Foliage. #MWVI1081 NEW PRICE $595,000.
S"SUiMMERPLACE" Prime Building Site 10,719 s. 0,246 Acre
Over 150' of Sea ofAbaco frontage Concrete Sewall on Sea ofAbaco -
103' x 6' private dock on Man-O-War harbour Fabulous Sea of Abaco
viewsA MWV1o82 -NEW PRICE $325,000.

* GREATABACO CLUB Parcels # 6/1 and # 7/1 6A -
9.243 scl.fl. # 7A 13,845 sq.ft Private Dockage Great Sea ofAbaco
Views. # 6A-"MHV1102 $970,000. 7A- #MHV110 3 1,455,000.
9i6A & 97A 52,182,000.
* GREAT ABACO CLUB Parcels # 48 and # 49
- # 48 7,548 sq.fr. 4 49 7,117 sq.ft 50' of Boat Basin Frontage.
Semi-l'rivate Docks idge Parcels Good Elevation
n 48-,MHVIIOO $667,000. 549-~MHVll0l 5667,000.

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





Abaco youth attend a variety of camps

Moore's Island youth enjoy environmental camp

Friends of the Environment held camps in North, Central and South Abaco and in Moore's Island this year for the first time. Laura
Davis, assisted by teachers from the Moore's Island All Age School, spent one week working with the youth there. They learned about
coral reefs and mangroves and their importance. Then they went out on field trips to see them in a different light after they realize
how significant they are to our well being. They studied about blue holes and turtles and learned the importance of recycling.

By Canishka Alexander
Well into its third year of operation, the
Friends of the Environment summer camp
offered many exciting learning experiences
for more than 600 children. The summer
camp is held simultaneously in Marsh Har-
bour, Sandy Point and Cooper's Town,
according to Kristin Williams, Executive
Friends has switched the schedule this
year, though."In previous years, we've
done travelling camps to Man-O-War,
Green Turtle Cay and Hope Town, but
this year, rather than doing the travelling
camps on the cays we reach throughout the
year, we wanted to do a week-long camp
on Moore's Island," Mrs. Williams said.
"Logistically, we can't reach them as much
as we'd like to, so right now that camp's
going on."
Mrs. Williams said the camp is struc-
tured to where the children spend one day
in the classroom learning about Abaco's
environment. "For example, let's say on
Monday the kids learn about coral reefs.
The following day we take them into the
field so that they can experience that en-
vironment firsthand," She pointed out.
"That's what really makes the difference."
Please see Camps Page 8

Nine Abaconians will

Receive Queen's Honour
By Samantha V. Evans names made the list. Government House
Nine Abaconians who served their announced that these persons will re-
community with pride, dedication and ceive the Queen's Certificate and Badge
commitment are being honoured by the of Honour in the 2009 Queen's Birthday
Queen on her birthday this year. The Honours
nine persons indicated that they received
word of this by way of a letter and were Please see Honourees Page 2
shocked, humbled, yet honored, that their

Winners of the competition for

decorating for Independence

August 6 is MH Nomination Day
Nominations will be accepted in Marsh Harbour for a Marsh Harbour
Town Committee member to replace the vacancy left by the death of
Mike Malone. Nominations will be accepted at the Court Room from
9 a.m. to Noon on August 6. If more than one person nominates, an
election will be held on August 27.

National Geographic is funding

a study of Abaco's blue holes

A competition was held for businesses and government offices to see which one deco-
rated the best for Independence. About 12 offices and shops responded. The winner
was the Magistrates Court office upstairs in Dove Plaza. Administrator Cephas Coo-
per presented a trophy to them for their effort. Shown are staff members of the court
office, Mrs. Sherilyn Forbes, Mr. Cooper, Mrs. Sheneka Dawkins-Tador, Ms. Valerie
Dean and summer students Eden Hanna and Nekhira Saunders.

A group of scientists, researchers, divers and camera crew from the National Geo-
graphic Society are studying the blue holes and caves of Abaco and Andros. This is a
result of the skeletons that were found by Brian Kakuk and Nancy Albury at Sawmill
Sink a couple of years ago. The discovery has revealed animals never before known to
have lived on Abaco. National Geographic has given a grant to the Antiquities, Monu-
ments and Museums Corporation so work on exploring the blue holes and caves can
continue. The Geographic crew will be working toward producing a television program
for next summer, a magazine article and school material. The crew is shown here at
a press conference held on July 13. The group includes representatives of the AMMC
and Friends of the Environment. Many of the researchers are from various universities.
See story on page 18.

Page 2 Section B The Abaconian

Nine Abaconians will be honoured

One of the honoree, C. Vernon Malo-
ne, was born in Hope Town in 1937. In
1962 after several years of working for
a private resort on Elbow Cay and in a
hardware business in Nassau, Mr. Malone
started his own business in Hope Town, a
grocery store, restaurant and bakery. He
still operates the grocery store and bakery
full time. Mr. Malone is keenly interested
in the welfare of the community. He has
served as a member of the Board of Works
and is currently a member of the Social
Services Advisory Committee. He is a Jus-
tice of the Peace and a Marriage Officer
and has performed more than 700 marriage
ceremonies and destination weddings.
Mr. Malone was a founding member
of the Wyannie Malone Historical Muse-
um and served as President of the Hope
Town Association and the Hope Town
Burial Society as well as being Treasurer
of the Lighthouse Preservation Society.
Mr. Malone has held the position of Lo-
cal Preacher with the Methodist Church for
the past 35 years and served as Chairman
of the Congregational Board of St. James

Methodist Church for a great portion of
that time. He also assists the Kirk of the
Pines Presbyterian Church in Marsh Har-
bour as a substitute preacher.
Another honoree is Ritchie Albury,
who was born on Man-O-War and has
owned and operated numerous businesses
over the years. He has been a businessman
since 1959. He owned the power company
on Man-O-War Cay and was the co-owner
of Albury's Ferry Service which he and
his brother Marcel started when the new
Marsh Harbour airport was built. They
catered mainly to persons traveling on Ba-
hamas Air and those needing to get back
and forth from Hope Town and Man-O-
War Cay.
Mr. Albury owned shares in Lighthouse
Marina Ltd. In Hope Town, he and friends
bought Boat Harbour Marina in Marsh
Harbour, he owned Bahamas Yachting
Service and owned shares in Standard
Hardware. He served on the Board of
Works on Man-O-War for over 30 years.
As a businessman, he got to meet and help
a lot of people. In fact, he stated that he

Vernon Malone

was happy to take packages and envelopes
to the cays at no charge and to provide to-
matoes and other goods that came on the
boat to the residents for free. He provided
lights for the local ball park on Man-O-
War and brought ministers of the Gospel
to the church for free. He is happy now to
be retired but didn't realize that what he
did as a service to his community to earn
him such a prestigious recognition by the
Bateman Sands is an honoree who lives
in Cherokee Sound. He started working as
a telephone operator and served on the
Board of Works for several years. He has
been a preacher in the Assemblies of God
Church in Cherokee for over 30 years. In
this capacity he visited the elderly, held
street meetings and fixed the phones of
people in need. While serving on the Board
of Works, he was able to use the money to
fix the community. He is pleased with the

progress of Abaco and is happy that he was
able to serve. He is extremely happy that
all of the work he did was not forgotten.

Please see honourees Page 4

Bateman Sands

Blue Sky
Original Art Prints Framing
Orignals by
Lou Lihou Anne Ray
Malcolm Rae William Johnson
Shula Raney Fritz Keck Kim Body
Photography by Tuppy
Local Artists
Beth Sweeting Zandrick Jones
Lori Thompson Dion Lewis
Colyn Rees
Located Queen lizabeth Drive, Marsh Harbour
Tel: 367.0579



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N' WreS~ia~sarour
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"REDUCED" $59,000


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starting at $51 ,O O

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#413,414 $79,000 eaci.
ahama Palm Shores
Waterfront $365, 04
asuarina Point $45,00
oe's Creek $52,5b
weetihg'sVillage $55,00(
arsh Harbour House $178,000,
Sahama Coral Island Lot $18,000
Bahama Palm Sho[1ER coNTR$d6,500
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August 1, 2009

The Abaconian

Section B

SIRbahamas.com ew Prices .ew Listings great Values

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#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
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Page 4 Section B

The Abaconian

August 1, 2009

These contributed to Abaco's development

Honourees From Page 2

Another of the Queen's honourees is
Walter Sweeting, who lives on Man-O-
War Cay. He was chairman of the Man-
O-War local Town Committee from 1993-
1996; served on the Central Abaco District
Council for Man-O-War and Guana Cays
from 1996-1999 (which was before the
Hope Town Council was formed); served
on Man-O-War/Guana Town District
Council 1996-1999; was Chief Councillor
of the Hope Town District Council from
2002-2006; and from 2008 to the present,
he serves on that Council. He secured a
lease on the property located north of the
Man-O-War ball field which is now under

the Man-O-War Foundation, is president
of the Man-O-War Fire and Rescue, is a
part of the Man-O-War Foundation that le-
gally secured property to build a private
school and helped to ensure that the land
used for the dump will always be for gar-
bage and community docks.
Benjamin Pinder is an honouree who
lives in Sandy Point. He began working as
a wireless operator from 1961-1968. Upon
his return to Sandy Point, he was a fisher-
man, a boat builder and active in his church
where he is still active today. He has served
on the local Port Board, as president of the
Burial Society where he served for many
years, is Worshipful Master of the Free
Masons, was elected as Town Committee

member in 1996 and Chief Councillor of
the South Abaco District Council and is
president of the Sandy Point Community
Improvement Association. In 2000 he be-
came the Administrator of the South Abaco
District and served three and a half years.
His position was renewed two years ago.
Scott Weatherford, is another of the
Queen's honourees who lives on Man-O-
War and is a businessman. He has worked
on Man-O-War and the mainland. He has
been involved in sailing in the past and won
a Bahamian Championship. He served on
the local Board of Works for many years.
As a businessman he has tried to be com-
munity minded by keeping his town clean
and helping it to thrive. He has promoted

Abaco in general and Man-O-War specifi-
cally. He has worked at Standard Hardware
for over 30 years and serves as an elder in
his church, New Life Bible Church. His
church has been involved in many outreach
building projects and with providing activi-
ties in the community for young people to
do. He would love to see more activities
organized for the young people..
Another honouree, Capt. Lewis Augus-
tus Key, is owner of Zig Zag Aviation and
lives in Marsh Harbour. He has been flying
for over 46 years. Before he was a pilot, he
was a ship captain for some 20 years.

Please see Honourees Page 6

waier aweeing

Benjamin Pinder

Scott Weatherford

Capt. Lewis Key

Perry Thomas
Realtor, Office Manager
Endless Summer #508, Eastern Shores, 2 story, 4 bedrooms, 3 bath-
-= rooms. 210' water frontage, 80'
S 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 100'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 hom e2 #.f ully fur-
L -NDER \itioning,
CONTRAC T iscaped
r and lawn.
Rented. REDUCED $148,400

Sandy Point #510 waterfront 3 bedroom 3 bathroom 2,000 sq.
ft. home with sunken living
room, TV room, dining room
and large kitchen on a lot
over 26,000 sq. ft. of land.

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Duplex #0713 & 0715 2 bedroom, I bath and I bedroom, I bath house
in Dundas Town $260,000

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The Abaconian

Section B Page 5

Page 6 Section B The Abaconian

Outstanding Abaconians are named

Honourees From Page 4
Capt. Lewis has done a lot of good for
his community, but as he stated he did not
do it to be noticed. He has been a true
Good Samaritan flying emergency flights
in the night to save people's lives, deliv-
ering babies on flights and helping those
who have fallen on hard times. As he was
doing what he calls serving his community
behind the scenes, someone saw it as a ges-
ture of goodwill and humble service that
got him nominated for the Queen's honor.
Further, Capt. Key continues to promote
tourism by showing guests around Abaco
and through The Bahamas. He has trained
a lot of the local pilots on Abaco. Recent-
ly, he has been helping local farmers clear
land at no charge to them. He plans to con-
tinue to serve as long as he is alive and able
to do so.
Cecil Mills, an honoree who lives in
Dundas Town, was born in 1929 in Wil-
son City. He spent his early teen years
crawfishing and included a stint on the

contract in the United States in agricul-
ture. He returned to land based work in
1951. He began work with Crockett Farms
and built the first 18 miles of road from
Marsh Harbour going south to Big Man-
grove to accommodate the residents of
Cherokee Sound. Mr. Mills built the first
mechanic shop in Marsh Harbour. His die-
sel mechanic skills were used in the 1960s
to repair Coast Guard ships at the Marsh
Harbour shipyard. He went on to own a
service station and second repair shop at
Nigh Creek in Marsh Harbour.
Mr. Mills became interested in politics
during the early 1960s then later support-
ed the late Sherlin Bootle during the transi-
tion to majority rule. Mr. Mills travelled to
the United Kingdom in late 1971 opposing
the Abaco Independence Movement and
supported the national campaign for an in-
dependent Bahamas. He is one of the two
surviving Abaconians who were present
for the debate in the House of Commons.
He was sworn in as a detective in 1971. He
is retired now and lives in Dundas Town
with his wife, Dorothy.
Ann Charlotte Parotti is well known
for the thousands of prominent Bahamians
she taught. She was the proud owner and
teacher of Ann's Playground in Nassau for
25 to 30 years before moving to Abaco.


When she moved here over 20 years ago,
she worked at The Loyalist Shoppe now
known as Bellevue Business Depot where
she still works today. She has always been
very active in politics and believes in
helping those in need. Over the years she
has donated blood to assist those in need
and raised money that she donated to her
church, Sacred Heart, to help kids. Mrs.
Parotti has always been very active in her
church and with the Sea Rangers, an arm
of the Girl Scout Program. She is a true
Bahamian with a heart for educating and
helping Bahamians grow and prosper. She
now lives in Casuarina Point.

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Club News

Rotary Club of Abaco
Change over Dinner
By Mirella Santillo
The Rotary Club of Abaco held its an-
nual changeover dinner at the Mandarin
Fine Dining Restaurant in Marsh Harbour
on June 27th. Cocktails were followed by a
dinner attended by Rotarians accompanied
by either family or friends. The new board
was presented to the audience, and the new
President, Gentry Morris addressed the
members to express his views on where
the club should be going and his goals for
his tenure.
The new board is composed of Secretary

William "Li'll Bill" Albury, left, was award
Paul Harris Award for outstanding commu
service. This is the highest honour that the Ro
Club awards. Presenting the award is Past P.
dent Brian Thompson.

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-lelen's Point, Galleon Bay Waterfront 4 Bed, 3
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Shelly House, lovely fully furnished 3 Bed, 3 Bath
lome on private area of Brigantine Bay canal with
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Sunny Side, 2 Bed, 2 Bath modern home across
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to green way access. $799,000
reasure House 11, Oceanfront 2 Bed, 2 Bath
/illa overlooking lagoon style pool. Great rental.
Ocean Villa 904, Premier location. 2 Bed, 2 Bath
Beachfront villa. Charming island style decor w/
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Royal Poinciana 2513, Oceanfront 2 Bed, 2 Bath
ully furnished condo with water views from every
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Royal Palm 2432, 3 Bed 3 Bath Marina front
:ondo with 12' wide and 24' wide boat slips. Fully
urnished upper unit with great rental history.
$595,000 NEW PRICE
Royal Palm 2301, 2 Bed, 2 Bath newly renovated
:ondo with boat slip and storage locker. $579,000
Royal Palm 2338, 2 Bed, 2 Bath Condo with
boat slip on Treasure Cay World Class Marina.

Travis Spicer, who was last year's Treasur-
er. He is replaced in that function by Laura
Albury. In charge of Community Service is
Rev. Charles Carey. Past President Bryan
Thompson will assume the Fund Raising's
Directorship position. Sherease Rolle is the
new Director of Membership while Presi-
dent Elect, William "Li'll Bill" Albury re-
mains in charge of Club Service. Duane
Wallas will chair the Rotary Foundation
Committee and Mirella Santillo assisted by
Desmond Bootle will take care of Public
Awards were presented to people who
served last year, Laura Albury receiving
the special Rotarian of the Year Award for
the year 2008-09.
The various presidential awards
were presented to Deborah Malone
who received them on behalf of her
husband, President Michael Malo-
ne, whose tenure had been marred
by the disease that ultimately took
his life. Very actively involved dur-
ing his first seven months as Presi-
dent, he left a great void when he
was incapacitated at the end of Janu-
ary 2009. Mrs. Malone was also
presented with a check, the result
of a community-wide fund raising
effort to cover some of his medical
ed a This year's Rotary theme is The
inity Future of Rotary Is in Your Hands, a
,tary theme that President Gentry Morris
resi- used when he addressed the heads of
the various committees in his com-
mencement speech.

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Royal Palm 2317 Downstairs 2 Bed, 2 BatI
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Royal Palm 2380, 2 Bed, 2 Bath lower uni
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Royal Palm 2311, 2 Bed, 2 Bath Marina fron
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Mariner's Cove 1510, Town House, 2 Bed, 1.i
Bath, professionally decorated on beautiful marine
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Mariner's Cove 1509, Town House, 2 Bed, 1.i
Bath, direct harbour view in desirable 1500 build
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Mariner's Cove 1106, Townhouse, 2 Bed, 1 Bath
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Beach Villa 648 Recently renovated 2 Bed, 2 BatI
with newly enlarged living/dining area. $475,000
Lot 8 Block 198 Brigantine canal homesite w/90 ft
of seawall in Treasure Cay's most protected canal.
Choice water views. $299,000 NEW PRICE
Lot 21, Block 200 Waterfront homesite on Galleor
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He announced his commitment to work
closely with the Directors towards the bet-
terment of the community and asked the
chairpersons to assess and recognize realis-
tic, measurable and achievable goals within
the community. He announced his expec-
tation that the Club Service Committee be
responsible for activities associated with the
effective operation of the club and would
like the PR Committee to develop a plan to
keep the public informed of all the club ac-
tivities, to ultimately develop an awareness
of the club's activities among the club mem-
bers, the media and the public.
The first event of the 2009-2010 Rotary
year is the visit to Marsh Harbour of the
new District Governor, Mr Errol Alberga,
planned for July 28th.
The Rotary Club of Abaco presently
comprises 32 members who meet every
Tuesday at the Anglican Church Hall in
Marsh Harbour.

On June 27th the Rotary Club of Abaco
installed its new officers. Past President
Brian Thompson, right is presenting the
President's pin to the incoming President
Gentry Morris.

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The Abaconian Section B Page 7

Page 8 Section B

The Abaconian August 1, 2009

Summer camp offered many opportunities

Camps From Page 1
She vividly described her snorkeling
experience with the campers. "You know
I've been snorkeling with kids that have
never put a mask on and they see a coral
reef for the first time when they're with us.
It's amazing; their reaction is just amazing,
and it gives them a sense of national pride
that they've never had before. They never
knew how special this place is and why
we're trying to protect it so. That's a huge
part of it really getting them out into the
environment to experience it themselves,"
she said.
The summer camp is split up into two
age groups: ages seven to nine and ages
10 to 13. Camp is free of charge. "We
want every child to be a part of it despite
their family's resources," Mrs. Williams
The campers have been given incredible
opportunities to learn about coral reefs,
mangroves and their importance to the Ba-
hamian wetlands, blue holes, the pine for-

est and the Abaco parrot. They have also
been taught general conservation efforts,
which include recycling, waste manage-
ment, litter prevention and beautification.
Kaylisa Russell of Forest Heights Acad-
emy and Hailey Darville of St. Francis de
Sales enjoyed many of the field trips that
cover those areas. "I enjoyed snorkeling
at Mermaid's Reef," Kaylisa cheerfully
Hailey said although they had to par-
ticipate in a beach clean-up on the last day
of camp, she enjoyed the Crossing Beach
most out of all the places they visited. "I
think camp was pretty amazing; we got to
see a lot of cool stuff, learn about animals
and how they survive in the ecosystem,"
she said.
Friends of the Environment added an-
other activity this year. "This year it's
been really exciting. Disney Cruise lines
has been really supportive of us. This year
they added an activ ity on July 22 where 20
kids from summer camp went out to Cast-
away Cay and spent the day," Mrs. Wil-

The Friends' camp routine offers the campers classroom studies followed by field trips
where they can view firsthand what they havebeen studying. These campers from Coo-
per's Town snorkeled at Mermaid Reef in Marsh Harbour.

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liams announced. She said those with the
best attendance and who qualified based on
the camp's stipulations learned about the
research going on at the cay.
The campers in Sandy Point are just as
fortunate. "They're very lucky in Sandy
Point because Bahamas Marine and Mam-
mal Research [Organization] is stationed
there, so they get to go out whale and dol-
phin watching, which is very cool. They
have that benefit, but all of the camps
pooled for the Disney field trip."
In addition to Disney's support, she
said Cable Bahamas has been a generous
sponsor. "Funding comes from commu-
nity support, and Cable Bahamas has been
very generous. Cable Cares Foundation
has provided transportation costs for sum-
mer camp for the past two years," Mrs.
Williams said. "When you're talking about
Moore's Islands and the field trips back
and forth bussing 20 children to the pine
forests or the mangroves, we couldn't do it
without their support."

Please see Camps Page 9

Campers attending the Friends' Central
Abaco camp learned much about the ecol-
ogy of mangroves and how interdependent
the plants and animals are. Here they are
examining the shallow water to see what
they had learned earlier.

The children at the Friends of the Environment camp on Moore's Island enjoyed snorkel-
ing after learning about coral reefs and the importance of protecting them.


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Camp Abaco had full summer program

Camps From Page 8
Mrs. Williams said more children were
involved in the Marsh Harbour summer
camp, which Jim Richard, Friends' Presi-
dent, was in charge of. "We took in more
than we usually do for the Marsh Harbour
camp this year just because we hate to turn
people away," she said.
Abaco Youth camp
undergoes changes
By Canishka Alexander
The Abaco Youth Camp began on July
6 of this year and brought some noticeable
changes with it. Pastor Stafford Symonette
of Full Gospel Assembly in Treasure Cay
said the junior camp ran from July 6-11,
the intermediate camp from July 12-18 and
the teen camp on July 20-25.
"I think we've mentioned before that we
had to increase the camps fees slightly this
year," Pastor Symonette said. Junior camp

fees were $110, intermediate was $115 and
the teen camp was $125. Despite the in-
crease, those in the teen camp had a few
good things to look forward to.
"Once again we're pleased to be able to
offer for our final camp the teen camp
as we did last year we implemented giv-
ing computers to our king and queen. This
year we're pleased to say that we will be
doing the same," he said. Pastor Symonette
said businesses have committed to giving
the computers for the teen camp. "We will
publicly be making note of who those com-
panies are who are making the computers
available to us," he firmly stated.
He said that the camp is doing very well
and looking good overall with the addition
of a Hobie Cat sailboat. It was donated ear-
lier in the year to the camp by the Footprint
Foundation, which is a small, private char-
ity, and the camp "is a perfect example of
what the charity was looking to be involved
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"The Hobie Cat was ready for sailing,
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He gave instructions to the campers, so
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There is also a Hovercraft, Sunfish and
paddle boats that are available to the camp-
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Besides sailing, the children are in-
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activities, Bible knowledge programs and
games, swimming, board games, basket-
ball and volleyball while at the camp.
Churches that partnered with the camp
and sent their children became eligible for
the camp's scholarships. "As usual if a
church sent 10 campers, we gave them two
free scholarships. We wanted to encourage
churches to send their young people," he

Besides learning about mangroves, coral reefs, pineyards and parrots, these campers
learned the value of recycling and keeping our environment clean by not littering. Here
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Page 10 Section B The Abaconian

People in the News

Abaco Native Sworn in progress, he is up to the challenge. As a Administrator Colebrooke is training on Abaco
fully trained administrator, he is a trained
as Island Administrator magistrate and a Justice of the Peace. In By Samantha V. Evans T o
By Samantha V. Evans this position, he will be the senior govern- Senior Deputy Administrator Whelma her, this
Don Cornish, a son of Abaco soil, was ment official on the island he serves. He Colebrooke was assigned to Central Abaco experi-
sworn in as an island administrator on June has the knowledge to perform all of the to be mentored under the watchful eyes of ence is
2nd this year in Nassau. Since his swearing duties of the substantive offices on any is- Senior Island Administrator Cephas Coo- a great
in, he has been the understudy of the ad- land. In essence, he has knowledge to per- per after being sworn in on June 2nd in one and
ministrator in the Berry Islands and North form the duties of any government agency Nassau. she is
Andros. He and the other nine colleagues that does not exist on an island. Ms. Colebrooke began her career in the c o n fi -
were all given their instruments of office He stated that the training was quite public service in finance and was posted dent that
but they will not be given their assignment comprehensive and this posting comes with to the Business License section in Nassau she will
until September 30th. Mr. Cornish stated a great deal of responsibility. He is aware when she decided that after 22 years of ser- m a k e
that anything he can do to continue his of the tasks at hand and sees this as a won- vice, she needed a change. Since she has a dif- Whelma Colebrooke
derful opportunity to extensive expertise in the area of finance, ference wherever she is sent. She enjoys
ensure the stability of she knew that this would be a great asset working with the different townships and
the community where to her in other areas. Hence, when the learning from them. She has found this
he is assigned. Since position for administrator became avail- experience to be most interesting and re-
his posting, he was able, she applied. She was happy when she warding. She stated that she feels right at
able to assist his of- learned that she was one of the selected home on Abaco as Abaconians made her
fice by lending support candidates for training. While at the Busi- feel quite welcomed upon her arrival. To
with the Independence ness License section, she handled Family add, Mr. Cooper and his wife were ex-
celebration and the di- Island processing so she was also aware of tremely accepting and made her feel right
saster training and pre- how things worked on islands. at home.
paredness. He is look- The training took six months in Nas- Ms. Colebrooke has started a fitness
ing forward to serving sau. Over this period of time she and program since her arrival that meets from
any large Family Is- her colleagues had some formal training. 5:30 a.m. to 6:30 a.m. The program is fo-
land; and even though Then they were given an opportunity to cused specifically on walking. To keep it
he is being mentored have hands-on experience in all govern- exciting, they walk different routes. When
in the Berry Island ment agencies. Her posting on Abaco is school opens in September, she would like
and North Andros, he indefinite now as this is the posting she to work with the youth, especially athletic
hopes to one day return was given for mentoring and understudy- programs. Being a former Carifta track
to Abaco to serve his ing Administrator Cooper. However, she star, she would like to see five Abaconi-
home community. is extremely appreciative of the experience ans make it to the Carifta team. Her spe-
she is receiving under him. He has allowed cialty was the 800m so she has a passion
her to be involved in all aspects of busi- for these games. In fact, she still holds the
Don Cornish was sworn in as an administrator on June 2 by
Dont Cornish was sworn in as an administrator on June 2 by ness. He has taken the charge seriously and record for this event after 16 years. Ms.
Huntley Christie on North Andros. Mr. Cornish is now servi
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given his assignment in September. Mr. Cornish is from Dun-
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The Abaconian Section B Page 11

Regatta Time hosts Optimist Regatta

By Matthew McCoy
There is always lots of sailing on Abaco
in July, but on Independence Day there
was something new, an Optimist regatta
for juniors and seniors. Sailed off Cracker
P's dock, between Lubber's Quarter and
Tahiti Beach on Elbow Cay, the weather
was unpredictable due to a looming sum-
mer thunderstorm. But thanks to the hard
work of Carol Ewing and Franny DeCarde-
nas on the Race Committee, they managed
to work around the weather and put on a
regatta that was fantastic for all.
The junior regatta kicked off the compe-
tition, and the first race got started in shifty
and gusty winds that made for a difficult
course. Seven sailors started the race, in-
cluding Bahamian National Junior Cham-
pion Danny DeCirdenas, four sailors from
Hope Town, one from Man-O-War and an
American guest, Scott Ewing. The winds

increased throughout the race, and it then
began to rain. But the sailors pushed on,
bailing out their boats as they sailed.
Charlie Cash and Samantha Williams
were the two youngest (and smallest)
sailors, both girls from Hope Town. The
heavy winds were too much for their light
weight and they capsized in the heavy wind
and rain. They had to be towed back to
the beach, but they were smiling the whole
After a tough race in the rain, it was Jer-
emy Pleydell-Bouverie from Man-O-War,
who crossed the finish line first! Behind
him, Tristan Albury from Hope Town took
second and Danny took third. Sean Cash of
Hope Town finished the race fourth, even
though he was quite inexperienced in such
hard conditions. Scott had to be disquali-
fied on a technicality, but he was still in
good spirits.

The Race Committee decided to post-
pone the next two races for lunch and hope
the weather settled down. Unfortunately, it
settled down too much! The last two races
were sailed in very light conditions. The
competition, though, was intense. Jeremy,
Tristan, Danny and Scott were mixing it up
at every mark rounding. It was never clear
who was going to come out ahead. Sean
Cash, who does not have the racing experi-

ence of the older kids, must be given credit
for never losing heart. He sailed hard, fin-
ished every race and was never far behind.
In the end, finally Jeremy finished third
in the final race but came out on top over-
all. The Hope Town Sailing Club kindly
offered to present the Roscoe Thompson

Please see Optimists Page 12

An upnmist Kegatta was neta on one oj mne lay aays oj Kegatta ime in Aoaco. uptimists
are small sailing dinghies frequently used for training young people. There are now three
Optimist Junior Sailing Clubs on Abaco: Guana Cay, Man-O-War and Hope Town. The
young people are very enthusiastic and are learning well. They hold competitive races
several times a year. This time they were able to outsail the Bahamas National Junior
Sailor, which made them quite proud. In the background is Tahiti Beach on Elbow Cay.

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The Optimist Regatta was held in the waters between Cracker P's on Lubbers Quarters
and the south end of Elbow Cay. Even though the weather was not good, the particants
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RTIA dinner on Guana

supports Abaco Junior Sailing

By Matthew McCoy
After a good race from Treasure Cay
to Guana Cay, the Regatta Time in Abaco
sailors were met with a street party hosted
by the Abaco Junior Sailing Association.
This was the first Regatta party given by
the junior sailors, and it was a complete
Burgers and hot dogs were on the grill
as well as conch salad from Boat Harbour
Guana Cay and sweet rolls from the Art
Caf6. There was a lot of food for the hun-
gry sailors. And refreshments, of course
- it wouldn't be a race party without them!
Sands and Bacardi drinks were sold as well
as Stafford Patterson's famous "swiggle."
There wasn't a thirsty sailor left.
Special thanks go to the Rage crew for
helping junior association members set up
the venue and grilling the burgers. Also,
thanks go to the Regatta committee and
Bristol employees. Lastly, of course, and
most importantly, the event wouldn't have
been possible without the support of our
What is the Abaco Junior Sailing As-
sociation? The organization aims to bring

quality instruction and cooperation to the
junior sailing programs in these islands. To
that end, we are hiring a certified instruc-
tor to organize and guide sailing programs
which will advance the potential of all our
young and aspiring sailors. Our goals are
to support existing and new programs on
Abaco, bring kids from different communi-
ties together for regattas and to send kids to
regattas in other locations, including Nas-
sau. Kids learn on Optimist dinghies; then
progress to Sunfish; and hopefully continue
all the way up to the Abaco Rage and fu-
ture boats that, like the Rage, will continue
Abaco's competitive sailing traditions.
Our kids are already showing great po-
tential, and this was evidenced by the two
Abaconian sailors who defeated the Baha-
mian Optimist champ in the recent Roscoe
Thompson Regatta. Now everyone is look-
ing forward to the next Junior National
Championship that will be held in Nassau
on September 19th and 20th. We hope to
have a good turnout from Abaco and look
forward to continuing to support our local
sailors as they represent these islands in the
sailing world.

Optimists From Page 77
Memorial Trophy to the winner. So Jer-
emy Pleydell-Bouverie of Man-O-War is
this year's champion. Tristan Albury was
second and Danny DeCardenas, third.
The Abaconian sailors were very excited
to have beaten the national junior champ
and are very keen to meet him again at the
Bahamas Optimist Nationals in September.
Danny says he will be ready for them, so it
will be a closely watched match in Nassau!
Next up it was the seniors. Now, if you
don't know, the optimist is a very small
boat, like a floating bathtub. Very difficult
to handle for a regular sized adult!
But there were 18 competitors, and host
Patrick Stuart (owner of Cracker P's) di-
vided the competitors into two heats, with
a final to follow. The rules were simple:
drink a beer, run down to the beach, get in
an Opti, sail around a mark and back to the
beach to finish at the bar!
There was lots of fun competition, and
the seniors sailed the little boats extremely
well. Local Abaco Rage sailors filled quite
a few of the boats and provided some tight
friendly competition. Father and son Staf-
ford and Eric Patterson were battling it out
as were husband and wife Rich and Monica
Cook. Chris Thompson took Jeff Gale to

windward, and that left the path open for
non-Rage sailors to sneak by. In the end,
a Man-O-War sailor, Brad Winslett, ended
up walking away with the top prize. Hope
Town local Andrew Whilhoyte took sec-
ond place and another DeCardenas from
Nassau, Fernando took third.
And what a prize it was. Cracker Ps had
sponsored a wonderful trophy from Pete's
foundry. The entrance fees from the se-
niors race will go towards supporting the
Abaco Junior Sailing Association and the
Junior Programs in Man-O-War, Guana
Cay and Hope Town. Special thanks to ev-
eryone who helped make this event a suc-
cess, from Cracker P's to the Junior Sail-
ing Clubs, from Sands Beer to the Regatta
Committee. Everyone worked hard, and
it was a wonderful day. Now everyone is
looking forward to next year's event!
1st Jeremy Pleydell-Bouverie, MOW
Awarded the Roscoe
Thompson Memorial trophy
2nd Tristan Albury, Hope Town
3rd Danny DeCardenas, Nassau
1st Brad Winslett, MOW
2nd Andrew Willhoyte, HT
3rd Ferney de Cardenas, Nassau

Optimist dinghies competed in the Optimist Regatta held on July 10 off Cracker P's on
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Page 14 Section B The Abaconian

'__News of the Cays

The Barefoot Band played on

By Frank Delage
Storm or shine the show went on. Be-
fore the eleventh annual Nippers Barefoot
Man concert, the clouds gathered before
the people did. The heavens opened up
with an amazing lightning show and the
wind blew with all its fury. Barefoot Man
took the stage as the skies parted. Soon
the sun was shining. Barefoot Man and
crew were there to give a show, and give
a show they did. The weather did not
dampen the spirit of the entertainers, or

The Barefoot Man is very popular on Abaco 14
he performs at Nippers on Guana Cay. Pe
flock to hear him and particularly enjoy the so
he composes about Abaco topics. He comes
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were enjoyed by a mix of people of all
ages. Fans were in front dancing as the
band hit its marks and belted out many
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The Lionfish Sleeps Tonight and a song
about a sport fishing boat that wrecked on
Whale Cay last year.
When the Barefoot Man group took
the stage, they had only one break dur-
ing many hours of playing. This concert
was especially fun because of the
intimate setting and the bands en-
thusiasm. For the second year Nip-
pers sponsored a free public concert
followed the next day with a private
and personal dinner concert. The
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Cays From Page 14
Golf Course in the development, the first
such course in The Bahamas. In the United
States and other parts of the world, disc
golf, sometimes called "frisbee golf," has
become very popular. There are regular
tournaments and the game is enjoyed by
people of all ages.
Disc golf is played just like regular golf.
However, instead of using a golf club and
golf ball, the player throws a weighted Fris-
bee and tries to get the Frisbee into a target
in the least number of shots. Each player
has a scorecard. Each tee box is marked
with a sign and each target is marked with
a flag. The signs each describe a historical
aspect of Hope Town, so persons who play
the course will learn interesting historical
facts in the process.
The course is open to the public and
is free. The discs can be obtained at the
entrance of New Settlement community.
Mark Mason, a director of New Settle-
ment, stated, "We wanted to do some-
thing for the community that was family-
oriented, free and that all could enjoy, so
we built the first disc golf course in The
Bahamas. We hope that island residents

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same time they will see our beautiful com-
Anyone not familiar with disc golf can
look it up on the internet. U-tube has some
good examples of the game. Mr. Mason
stated that he hopes to host some interna-
tional tournaments at the course.

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The Abaconian Section B Page 15

Page 16 Section B

The Abaconian

August 1, 2009

North Abaco News

North Abaco News
By Vernique Russell
Cooper's Town and Fire
Road Homecoming 2009
The Cooper's Town and Fire Road
Homecoming Committee hosted their 5th
Annual Homecoming celebrations on July
9th-12th. This year's activities marked an-
other milestone in the history of that as-
sociation. Organizers planned many excit-
ing events to entertain and a thanksgiving
service was held to give thanks to God Al-
mighty for His many blessings.
On Friday which was also the nation's
36th Anniversary of Independence, a fun-
filled day was held that catered to the fam-
ily. Games including volleyball, softball
and basketball tournaments were held. That
evening was dedicated to things Bahamian.
A look at our past, present and a glance
at our future. Events such as plaiting the
maypole and ring play were all featured to
show off our country's rich history. There
was a fashion show and talent showcase.
The many stalls for vendors provided
scrumptious meals, drinks and games for
all. There were some specialty stalls such
as the Vito & Athena's Liquid Ice and Fro-
zen Delights.
The homecoming this year was exactly
what the name suggests as it brought many
family and friends home for the celebra-
tion. The committee's goal is was for each
one to reach one and each year that goal
becomes a closer reality. Organizers have
dubbed Homecoming 2009 a grand success
and are already brainstorming ideas to im-
prove and ensure next year's event is even

Golf Tournament
As a part of the activities for persons
attending the 4th Annual Summer Festival
and Power Boat Race to compete an inter-
island golf tournament was hosted. Due to
inclement weather, the tournament which
should have been hosted on the morning of
July 25th was held that afternoon. Teams
gathered at the tee-off spot at the Treasure
Cay golf course for the action. Teams from
Nassau, Grand Bahama and Abaco compet-
ed against each other for the opportunity to
be crowned the king of the course for one
year. At the end of the day the team from
Nassau emerged as the winners. However.
John McIntosh of the Abaco team emerged
as the winner in the individual categories.
Basketball Tournament Held
The North Abaco Branch of the Youth in
Action Program hosted an exciting week-
end of basketball action on July 18th and
19th at the South Side court in Cooper's
Town. Games were played in the under
12, under 16 and under 20 divisions. The
Treasure Cay Youth Crusaders took on the
Cooper's Town Youth Sporting Club. The
Cooper's Town Youth were successfully in
winning the under 12 division, the underl6
and under 20 division games. These se-
ries of games were in conjunction with the
Summer League Program of the Ministry
of Youth Sports and Culture and are being
hosted throughout the entire island.
Success Kids Academy
Success Kids Academy will open for its
fourth school year coming this September.
Registration is currently ongoing at the
school and parents are advised to contact
the new Principal and Director, Delores
McIntosh, for further information. The

school is located in Cooper's Town at the
rear end of the Revival Time Pentecostal
church and is operating with an Abeka cur-
Outreach Service
The Outreach Committee of Full Gospel
Assembly and its affiliates will host an out-
reach service on the Don Corbett Court in
Treasure Cay on August 2nd. The services
are held the first Sunday of each month.
They are extending an invitation to the
public to join them for a hand clapping and
foot stomping Holy Ghost time.
Youth Explosion
On July 24th and July 25th the place to
be was Mount Hope where a youth explo-
sion took place. On Friday a special ser-
vice was held that featured guest speaker
Pastor Trevor Wilson and Min. Mandell
Curry of Nassau. People celebrated with
the organizers and received a new word
from the Lord. The special service was
very powerful as God moved to bring hope
to His people. On Saturday it was all about
talent! A night of talent was hosted which
allowed young people from throughout
the island to minister unto the glory and
honor of God using the talents that He has
blessed them with. There were many dance
groups, choirs and solo selections.
Leading up to the talent showcase was
an all day fun day where the youth fellow-
shiped, socialized and had fun together.
Organizer Diane Rolle was very grateful
for the mandate that she was given by God
to impact the young generation in such an
awesome way.

Vacation Bible School
The pastoral team and members of Uni-
ty Baptist Church in Treasure Cay thanks
all the parents and children who supported
the recent VBS that was held during the
week of July 20th to July 25th. Participants
engaged in clean and wholesome activities
that built them up spiritually and physi-
cally. The children all enjoyed the VBS.
Hair Stylist on Duty
Nique's Hair and Nail Loft now located
in Treasure Cay announces that a hair styl-
ist is on duty Monday through Saturday.
Co, the new stylist, specializes in hair
styles of all kinds from wraps to cap. She
specializes in lace caps at a very affordable
price. Natural hair care is also available as
well as children's hair care. Her prices are
affordable. There is also a nail technician
on duty. Nique's is located in the Brent
Lowe Plaza on Sherlin Bootle Highway.
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Open House
El Shaddai Christian Academy will
host an open house on August 22nd at
the school on Gunpowder Creek Drive in
Treasure Cay. The event will allow parents
to view the school curricula, meet with the
teachers and register their children. A rep-
resentative from the Association of Chris-
tian School International will be on site.
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North F Pa 16 St. Simon by the Sea Anglican Church in Basketball Camp cally. The club meets weekly on Saturday
om Treasure Cay. The Ministries provided The Treasure Cay Sporting Club is mornings at 10 a.m. and Sunday evenings
Katty's Hair Service toddlers to teens the chance to enjoy Bible back on track with basketball. The yearly at 3 p.m. The club also has a girls' team
The new hair service provider in our story time, craft time and games and also basketball camp is now ready to go once that practices on Saturday evenings at 4
comT nw hair servii provider in or provides snack and lunch for the children. again. Coach Godfrey Rolle is calling all p.m. An invitation is extended to the young
community is Katty Paul who specializes The Ministries uses the VBS as an oppor- young boys and teenagers in the Treasure ladies of the community to come.
braids and twisting, natural hair style and tunity to spread the good news of Jesus to Cay area to be a part of the club. The club
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Locals are leading National Geographic research team

The discovery of crocodile and giant
tortoise skeletons in an Abaco blue hole
several years ago astounded the scientific
community. The well preserved skeletons
were of unknown and extinct animals that
lived on Abaco about 3,000 years ago.
The National Geographic Society has
become interested in the possibilities of
finding more information about the past of
this area of the world. It has awarded a
grant to Antiquities, Monuments and Mu-
seums Corporation for further initial re-
search to see what other secrets are yet to
be uncovered in these caverns.
Dr. David Steadman, University of
Florida professor, said the skeletons are
unparalleled in their excellent state of
preservation and completeness. It is more
than skeletons the scientists are interested
in. They are finding out about our water,
the fresh water lens, invertebrates and the
chemistry of the blue holes and caves. The
Society's interest in learning more from
the depths of these blue holes is a testament
to the scientific value of these discoveries.
The group of nearly 20 scientists, cave
divers, photographers and producers have
spent time filming on Abaco before the
group moved to Andros for further re-
search. The group is now back on Abaco
doing additional research here.
The National Geographic Society staff
and university scientists along with staff
from Antiquities, Monuments and Muse-
ums Corporation held a press conference

on July 13 to give insights into the blue
hole research. The group is documenting
the work being done. This will be made
public in a television documentary to be re-
leased next summer. It is expected that 40
million persons will see the special show.
Additionally, 12 million people around the
world will see an article in the National
Geographic magazine with the possibility
that our blue holes may be featured on the
cover. An estimated eight million U.S.
school students will be exposed to the re-
search materials made available to schools
by the Society.
Analysis of our submerged cave sta-
lactites is giving scientists information on
ocean water levels from 500,000 years
ago. Bacteria is being recovered dating
back 4.5 billion years ago. Twenty species
of cave invertebrates are known world-
wide with 14 of these found only in The
Bahamas. One unknown creature was dis-
covered recently in an Abaco underwater
These discoveries have alerted scientists
and government authorities to the histori-
cal knowledge of our geologic, animal and
plant past hidden in the various blue holes
scattered throughout The Bahamas.
Extensive mapping of the underwater
caves is leading to the conclusion that
much of our ground water is linked by a
vast network of underground passages.
In turn, this new knowledge leaves one
to wonder how and to what extent these

blue holes and the underground caverns
should be protected. Until recently, many
communities used these holes as conve-
nient gigantic refuse dumps without any
thought as to what might be hidden in their
depths or how their trash might be affect-
ing their drinking water.
Presently, several professional cave
divers are leading the team's efforts as
they explore the underground passages
and return with new videos or with actual
artifacts or biological specimens. All the
scientists are essentially above-ground ex-
perts and must rely on professional cave
divers to find and recover samples, arti-
facts and supporting data.

Attending this press conference was
Minister of State within the Ministry of the
Environment, the Hon. Phenton Neymour,
who was well pleased with the information
these scientists are uncovering. Among
other results will be a better understand-
ing of the fresh water reserves on different
Bahamian islands and how to manage this
resource for future generations.
Dr. Davidson Hepburn, Chairman,
and Dr. Keith Tinker, Director, both of
AMMC, praised divers Nancy Albury and
Brian Kakuk, their local staff, who made
the initial discoveries and are instrumental
in furthering this research.

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SdAa Local Government at Work

Central Abaco Council 2 July 2009
Council members were called on short
notice to elect a deputy chief councillor
due to the death of Mike Malone. Dundas
Town Committee member George Cornish
was chosen to fill this post.
Central Abaco Council 8 July 2009
A noon communication from Cabinet
caused the Central Abaco Council to meet
late in the afternoon on very short notice.
Council was instructed to cancel the $55,000
contract issued in mid-June to restore the
abandoned Dundas Town dump site. Res-
toration work was underway when Council
was instructed to cease the operation.
Murphy Town Committee July 15, 09
By Samantha V. Evans
Murphy Town Township Committee
met on July 15th to discuss plans for the
new budget year 2009/2010. Administra-
tor Cephas Cooper informed them that even
though Council received a $300,000 budget
cut, their budget remained untouched at
$207,600. In fact, all town committees got
the same allocations as last year's budget.
The committee members did a great job
with the money allocated last year, and
Chairman Renardo Curry stated that the
community liked them to work on projects
they can see materialize within the com-
munity. They were commended for plant-
ing trees on Forest Drive and constructing

sidewalks. However, they do plan to fo-
cus on one project at a time this year so
that they can complete the work started.
They will continue the cleaning and main-
tenance of streets and side street, garbage
collection, maintenance of Great Cistern,
Bahama Coral Island, South Side dock, the
cemetery; Coconut Tree Bay and running
of the Homework Center.
They have committed to keeping their
community clean and want to find individu-
als who would be dedicated to taking up this
challenge for them. When they find these
persons, they are prepared to purchase the
rakes and other items needed for the up-
keep. Additionally, they will hire someone
to handle janitorial services at the Burial
Society and keep the bathrooms clean after
social events. Since there will be no capital
money this year, Mr. Cooper advised them
to select projects that they can fit into their
budget. The members agreed to prepare the
rest of the forms for the sidewalks so that
project can be completed.
Chairman Curry stated that the Indepen-
dence fun day held on July 10th at Coconut
Tree Bay was very successful and that this
is the site where the Murphy Town beach
will be located. He thanked Trevor Swain
for the tent and bouncing castle, Midilie
Bodie for catering and Emmitt Bootle for
providing the music.
Dundas Town Committee July 20, 09
By Samantha V. Evans
The committee members for the Dundas
Township committee met on July 20th to-
discuss the plans for the new budget year.

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community by ensuring garbage is col-
lected, side streets and verges are cleaned
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the Brown's Bay project has been the most
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community, they plan to complete it dur-
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Chairman Faron Newbold, Brown's Bay
has already outgrown itself as many fami-
lies use it especially on Sundays. They
have arranged to use the property across
the street for additional parking. They also
plan to refurbish the playground to look
much better.
The committee spoke about forming
pocket committees to address smaller
projects which they will explore at upcom-
ing meetings. Garbage collection is being
provided for Central Pines residents and
will continue. The committee explained
that some residents were complaining that
this service was not being provided but it
is provided on Tuesdays and Thursdays
so residents are reminded to set out their

garbage for collection. According to Mr.
Newbold, they have also increased the
budget for the cleaning of the side streets
and verges in Central Pines.
The committee spoke about putting
work out to tender and requesting bids
for new work including cleaning the bath-
rooms at Brown's Bay. Work has begun on
the Burial Society building which is now at
belt course. The renovation is a joint ven-
ture between the Burial Society and Local
Government. It is slated to be completed in
a few months. Once done, it will be used
for local government meetings, a home-
work center, Burial Society meetings and
will house the local government office.
As the committee begins a new fiscal
year, they want the community to know
that they are still firmly committed to all
they projected during the elections. They
promise to continue to work together for
the good of the community where they all
live. They want to thank the community for
their patience and support. They welcome
suggestions from the community and will
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Record-setting free diver opens shop here

By Stephanie Downs
Few places in the world lend themselves
more perfectly to aquatic pursuits than
Abaco and even fewer people have more
to contribute to them than Mario Donato,
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him to island of Crete, Thailand and the
Maldives, prime locations for snorkeling
and diving.
It was in Greece while working in a dive
shop that he met three divers who would
come to have a huge impact on his life. All
shared a love for free diving, and all were
extremely knowledgeable.
When The Big Blue, a movie which in-
troduced America to free diving, came to
a small town in Crete, they all went to see
it together. "It was then that my fate was
sealed," said Mario, whimsically adding,
"and the happiness and pain started."
When Mario relates how he came to fo-
cus his life on this relatively unknown dis-
cipline, his eyes light up, a spark eclipsed
only when talking about his beloved wife
Carola and 15-month-old son Enzo (named

after Enzo Marjorca, an Italian who was
instrumental in taking free diving to the
level it is today) who are "all my life."
From Greece Mario moved to Long
Island in The Bahamas where he trained
with one of the finest free divers in the
world at Dean's Blue Hole. "I was fortu-
nate enough to assist him in his training for
a world record." In that same year Mario
took the giant leap from hobby to athlete.
There are many methods of free div-
ing. What Mario does is constant weight
with fins. "I swim down and back up on
my own strength," he says, "using only
a wet suit, long fins, a nose clip and fluid
goggles." He has a line for reference at the
bottom at the end of which are a couple of
pounds which he is permitted to touch only
before resurfacing.
The question Mario is constantly asked
is how deep he can go and how long he is
able to hold his breath. Although these are
meaningful in terms of endurance, they are
in the scale of things just numbers. Mario
has the capacity to hold his breath for six
"I hold the Bahamian record of 170
feet, 52 meters, during which the breath
hold was 2 minutes 18 seconds," Mario
states, seemingly unimpressed by his own
achievement. "Records are fleeting," he
states. "They only show you what you are
doing and what is ultimately possible. The
competition is within oneself and as such
is limitless."
Having said this, Mario does aim to
dive deeper and will be going to Portland,
Jamaica, in August 2009 where he will
dive to a depth of 200 feet, 60 meters. He
will then hold his breath for 3 minutes.
Between now and then he will continue
to train daily, a regimen which reflects his
lifestyle and spiritual beliefs. An ardent

advocate of yoga, he rises every morning
at 5 a.m., practices pranayama, a tech-
nique of breath control, weight trains four
days a week and does cardio exercises in
the pool two days.
"There is so much more to free diving
than holding your breath," says Mario,
who incorporates his yoga practice, includ-
ing meditation and positive thinking, into
his every day life, believing that it enables
him to be a better husband, father and hu-
man being.
Free diving is about being relaxed which
is much easier said than done. "We all
have distractions in life," he says. "So to
control your breathing and heart rate is not
always easy. On dives my heart rate has
slowed down to a personal best of 24 beats
a minute."
As children we play at holding our
breath, but it is no game and he stresses
this. Free diving is neither for the feint
p llL p

Mario Donato, Bahamas' national record
holder for free diving, has opened a dive
shop on Abaco to train free divers.

hearted nor the undisciplined. It requires
a sound knowledge of physics, physiology
and an appreciation of the importance of
diet and nutrition.
Mario's enthusiasm and what he does
is infectious. "When I am free diving, I
live completely in the moment. And there
comes a point when I feel no separation
between myself and space."
When asked what it is like physically,
he describes everything compressing after
two atmospheres (one atmosphere equals
33 feet salt water), pounding in the temples
and suffusion of blood through the gums.
Emotionally, it is more than fleeting eu-
phoria but instead a calm focused image
of his wife and son. Mentally, it is, in his
words, "visualization and checklist."
Mental preparation is paramount. This
starts with breathing up on the surface
beginning the dive, equalizing and deter-
mining the amount of fin kicks to a cer-
tain depth. One of his biggest challenge is
equalizing the air trapped in his ears and
sinuses that he carries down with him.
Common questions are how he knows if
he has enough air, or when to come back up
to which he succinctly replies that he has to
go past his comfort zone and train himself to
deal with new depths and pressures.
Another favorite is concern about some-
thing happening at the bottom which he ex-
plains is a misconception. The last 33 feet
coming up are the most critical because
this is when shallow water blackout may
occur when 02 Oxygen drops and C02
Carbon Dioxide rises.
Aware of how it has changed his life,
Mario is eager to share his passion and
expertise. On March 15th he opened

Please see Free diver Page 21

Albury's Ferry Service Ltd

Adjustments to Schedule

Effective August 1st thru October 31st, 2009
* Hope Town Sundays only 12:15 pm cancelled Marsh Harbour to Hope Town
Sundays only 1:30 pm cancelled Hope Town to Marsh Harbour
* Man-O-War daily 2:30 pm cancelled Marsh Harbour to Man-O-War
3:15 pm cancelled Man-O-War to Marsh Harbour
* Great Guana Cay daily 5:45 pm cancelled Marsh Harbour to Guana Cay
6:30 pm cancelled Guana Cay to Marsh Harbour
Charters are available at any time. Phone 367-3147, 367-0290 to make bookings
Office hours are 8 am thru 5:45 pm
Albury's Ferry regrets any inconvenience caused
Thank your for your support

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

Ministry of

Works & Transport


North Abaco Settlement Roads

Reconditioning Works

Bahamas Hot Mix will be undertaking resurfacing works
between Treasure Cay Airport and Crown Haven along the
main North Road and associated side roads in the various
settlements in between.

In an effort to keep the public's safety in mind, please pro-
ceed with due care and attention along this road as the work-
force will be on the carriageway carrying out the contracted

The public is asked to reduce their speed as the road will
be narrowed down to one lane under local traffic control, with
localized Traffic Management giving them advance warning
of the works ahead.

These works will take place during the following times:

Monday Saturday 07:00 18:00
Sunday No works

Please note there will be loose chippings on the carriage-
way during and after the operation has been completed. Care
should be exercised.

August 1, 2009

Free diver From Page 20

Pureapnea Free Divers in Marsh Harbour,
a school for free diving. Thanks to the
friendship and support of Tim Blakeley,
who is opening a health resort on Abaco
and who lends him his boat, the response
has been favorable from locals and tourists
alike. "I help people respect the water and
expand their minds," he says.
Many are going to his attractive website
www.pureapnea.com. and already people
are booking from as far away as Europe.
However, his first and favorite recruit is
Enzo, who imitates his father doing breath-

ing exercises. Since the little boy was six
months old, he has been in and out of the
water and is already starting to dip his
head and hold his breath.
In the long term Mario would like to see
Abaco as an international center for free
diving and a burgeoning school offering
people the chance to learn not just about
free diving but also the environment. He
plans on offering seminars and day trips
on the boat for local schools and generally
encouraging community involvement.
The joy free diving has brought to Ma-
rio's life is as immeasurable as the lim-
itless depths of human endurance and the
fathomless waters below us.

August 1,2009

The Abaconian Section B Page 21

Council meets with landfill constractor

Junior Achievers receive donation
04 On July 24th Dwayne
|Johnson, Assistant
SManager of Com-
monwealth Bank,
center, handed a
check to Emery Curry
to cover the purchase
of the laptop won by
Junior Achiever advi-
sor, Eva Bain. Ms.
Bain, with the BEC
group Click, was rec-
ognized as Advisor of
-- the Year at the Junior
Achievers' Award
Ceremony that was held on June 20th. Ishmael "Stretch" Morley is on the left. On be
half of JA Abaco, Mr. Morley acknowledged that the Treasure Cay Resort and Marina
had supplied all the trophies,

Local Gov. From Page 19

do their best to address any concerns they
may have. Finally, all meetings are open to
the residents to attend and have their con-
cerns addressed and to make any sugges-
tions. A town meeting will be scheduled in
the coming weeks for the community.

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
Central Pines 2 bed 1 bath apt. fully furnished.
Call 367-5901 for mre info
Close to Great Cistern 2 bed 112 bath town
house, fully furnished, sea views. Call 242-445-
2498 or 242-324-1047
Dundas Town, Tamarind St. 1 bed apt, fully
furnished. First, last & security required. $600
monthly. Contact 367-4643

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 Gov. Sub. Apt, 2 bed/ 2 bath,
central A/C, newly renovated, fully furnished.
Serious inquires call 9-5 367-2951 or 577-5086
after 5 pm
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

Bahama Palm Shore lot, Ocean front. Build
your dream home. $108,000, Claudia 784- 412-
2000 or claudiagarzon2000@yahoo.com

Close to Great Cistern triplex, each unit 2
bed 1V2 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 Village cleared lot
for sale by owner. Contact 367-0111 or 551-4684
Water front lots in Little Abaco

Pine Bay, Little Abaco The most affordable
water front lots w/ paved road and electricity in
the Bahamas! Starting at $39,500. Owner financ-
ing reserve now with $500 Call 427-5316

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 canal
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@
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

Members of the Central Abaco District Council met with Mr. Revie Fox, who has the
contract to maintain the sanitary landfill near Sanke Cay. Problems with the landfill
management have come to Council's attention. The Council met with him on site, then
continued with a meeting in the Council office. Shown are Chief Councillor Cubell
Davis, Contractor Revie Fox, Administrator Cephas Cooper, Teddy Neilly of Enviro-
mental Health, and Councillor Ross Thompson.

Support the

Cancer Society
Donate Used Items
to Be Sold in
Their Thrift Shop
Call 367-3744 for info


-Bahamas Appreciation Sale-
Fly for as low as $198 roundtrip plus taxes and fees

Yellow Air Taxi
USA: 1-888-935-5694 BHS: 242-367-0032

Ron-Paul Cabinets Plus

New Shipment of Mattresses

Kitchen Cabinets Carpets Accessories

Laminate Flooring Box Springs Bed Frames

Marsh Harbour Ph: 367-0546

Page 22 Section B

The Abaconian

August 1, 2009

A Summary of Sportfishing Regulations July 2009

The fishing regulations as applied to
foreigners have been changed and it is im-
portant to know what the present regula-
tions are.
The Bahamas government has the re-
sponsibility to protect and manage the fish-
ing resources for the benefit of the Bahami-
an people. The intention is to allow visitors
to catch fish for their immediate enjoyment
but not to compete with commercial Baha-
mian fishermen. The following guidelines
apply only to visitors.
Fishing from a boat owned by a non-
Bahamian requires a fishing permit for the
boat. The boat is licensed and this covers
the occupants. This permit is included with
their cruising permit and is valid for the
length of the cruising permit. For expatri-
ate air arrivals the permit fee is $20 for a
limited time.
Locally, permits may be purchased in
Cooper's Town and Marsh Harbour from
the Fisheries offices. Non-Bahamians ar-
riving by aircraft must obtain a fishing li-
cense from a Fisheries office during work
days, Monday Friday.
Foreigners residing here and owning
boats that are based here should purchase
the fishing permit annually. The permit
is valid for all people on board. Having
Bahamian registration does not change the
foreign ownership aspect which is the criti-
cal element requiring the fishing license.

Boats owned by Bahamians do not need
a permit for recreational fishing. This in-
cludes 100 percent Bahamian-owned rent-
al boats. Foreigners can fish from a Baha-
mian-owned rental boat without obtaining
a fishing permit.
Non-Bahamian fishermen in a boat are
"restricted to hook and line" with a maxi-
mum limit of six lines in the water. Electric
reels are allowed but must not have more
than ten hooks per line. Eleven or more
hooks on a line is considered long-lining
which is illegal.
Permits are required by non-Bahamians
wanting to use more lines, to fish with
spears or nets, to use fish traps or for any
other apparatus. Although not emphasized
in the past, a permit is required before a
foreigner can use a spear for scalefish or
crawfish. The fishing license referred to
earlier does not give this permission as
normally issued. However, the officer is-
suing the license can endorse it to include
spear-fishing. The endorsement constitutes
the required permit.
Marine Resources officers are enforcing
the fishing rules more closely and foreign-
ers are advised to check with an officer if
unclear on the regulations.
Foreigners are advised to stay clear
of the crawfish "condos" which are con-
structed and placed by Bahamian fishermen
for their own use. Bahamian fishermen are

very possessive of these artificial habitats
and do not treat foreigners or competing
fishermen kindly when they are found raid-
ing these artificial habitats. To avoid con-
frontation, foreigners looking for crawfish
are advised to confine their search to reefs
and other natural habitats frequented by
There are restricted areas where fishing
is not allowed by any means by any person.
This would apply to the Pelican Cay Park
in Central Abaco. No marine resource may
be taken from the park and enforcement is
by the Bahamas National Trust. Marine
resources include everything in the water;
fish, shells, rocks and seaweed.
Since the marine parks do not have signs
and fenceposts, it is wise to give the area
extra clearance so there is no question as to
your location.
Enforcement officers strongly suggest
that you do not combine a fishing trip with
a visit to a park. If authorities board your
boat in a park and find fish on board, prob-
lems will ensue since you cannot prove
where the fish were caught.
Spear fishing is not allowed by anyone in
the coastal zone of Abaco or any Bahamian
island defined as within 200 yards from the
coast as measured at the low-water mark.
This prohibited zone is the same for all
Family Islands except Freeport which has
a one-mile exclusion on its southern coast

and New Providence which has a one-mile
exclusion zone around the entire island.
All foreign divers with a permit en-
dorsed for other apparatus may spear fish
while free diving but are not allowed to use
power guns or trigger-operated guns of any
kind. The most common spear used is the
Hawaiian sling. Recreational divers may
not spear fish, or catch conch or crawfish
while using an underwater air supply of
any kind.
A compressed air license is required for
all commercial Bahamian fishermen using
compressors when diving for crawfish.
Scuba equipment is not allowed.
Licensed Bahamian fishermen may fish
by free diving to any depth. When legally
using compressed air, commercial fisher-
men must only fish in the 30-foot to 60-
foot zone and then only to catch crawfish
with a spear during the season.
Note that compressor use begins at
the 30-foot level and extends to 60 feet.
Compressors are not to be used in water
shallower than 30 feet. It is interesting to
note that virtually all of Abaco's popular
fishing grounds inside the barrier reef are
less than 30 feet deep. This includes the
Little Bahama Bank extending to Walkers
Cay, the Abaco Sound from Little Harbour

Please see Fishing Page 23

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

Dundas Town Church of God
Where Everybody Is Somebody and Jesus Is Lord!

We exist to:.
Reach, Develop,
Train, Love
and Send

Prayer Meeting 6:00 a.m.
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship I1:00 a.m.
Evening Worhn 6:00 p.m.
Jesus l

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

SEastern Abaco Region of

f i9 The Methodist Church

All are welcome to worship with us
% St. Jame
Honpe Tow

I*X m _

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

Sunday Services
9:30 & 11
Mission House

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




Daily, Weekly or
Monthly Rentals

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


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

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

B's Sunrise
Souvenirs Cuban Cigars Casual Clothing
T-Shirts Venus Swimwear Jewelry
Children's Clothing and lots more...
Located in Simmon's Plaza next to Snack Shack
Mon -Sat 9- 5 Phone: (242) 367-4822

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
ai islanpharmacy@yahoo.com

Abaco A & D Trucking
h ,Callus
or Adele
Phone 577-0184 577-0220
PO. BoxAB 20432, Marsh Harbour Abaco

Trapicmal uvenirs
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



August 1,2009

The Abaconian Section B Page 23

A Summary of Sportfishing Regulations July 2009

Fishing From Page 22

north beyond Cooper's Town and most of
the waters on Abaco's south side marles.
Bang-sticks using shotgun shells for per-
sonal protection underwater are allowed
but must have an annual firearm license
from the Commissioner of Police and per-
mission by the Minister of Agriculture and
Marine Resources.
The following bag limits for fish apply
to all non-Bahamians.
A foreign-owned boat is allowed
* a combined total of 18 migratory fish per
vessel for kingfish, dolphin, tuna and wa-
hoo. All other migratory fish caught, un-
less it is to be eaten, shall not be injured
unnecessarily but returned to the sea alive.
* a vessel bag limit of 60 pounds of demer-
sal fish or 20 fish.
* a vessel limit of no more than 10 crawfish
* a vessel limit of no more than six conch.
The possession of turtle by non-Baha-
mians is prohibited. Grouper and rockfish

weighing less than three pounds may not
be taken.
The bag limits may be legally taken to
Florida when the vessel leaves the Baha-
Foreigners may carry on aircraft as per-
sonal baggage
* up to a total of six dolphin, kingfish or
wahoo in any combination. Tuna is not al-
* up to ten pounds of conch
* up to ten pounds of crawfish in season
* up to 20 pounds of dermasol fish (bottom
feeding reef fish such as grouper, snapper,
Any fish within the bag limit can be giv-
en away to friends but visitors who sell or
exchange their fish for accommodations or
dockage are subject to prosecution.
The legal size for crawfish caught by
anyone is a minimum tail length of five
and one half inches (51/2") or a three and a
quarter inch (3 4A ") carapace (shell) length.
Egg-bearing females must not be disturbed.
The eggs are visible as a red mass (berries)

under the tail.
The closed season on crawfish is from
April 1st through July 31st and applies to
everyone. At the Minister's discretion a
closed season for Nassau Grouper may be
named. Last year it was December through
February. Specific opening and closing
dates for the grouper closing are often
changed as more information is learned on
the groupers' reproductive cycle.
Any crawfish in freezers of Bahamians,
second homeowners or visitors on April
1st, the first day of the closed season,
should be documented with a letter to the
Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries. You
may or may not be inspected by a Fisheries
officer to verify the quantity. The bag limit
for foreigners applies to freezers ashore as
well as boats.
Visitors purchasing fish are restricted
to the same quotas with larger amounts al-
lowed only with a letter from Fisheries.
Only adult conch may be taken. This
applies to Bahamians and visitors. The
adult conch is identified by a wide and well

flared lip on the shell. Juvenile conch have
a thin lip which has not yet flared. Help
keep conch plentiful in the Bahamas by
leaving the juveniles.
One other rule requires that fish re-
sources imported, as on a boat arriving in
the Bahamas, must be declared to Fisher-
ies officials or to Customs officers. This is
to avoid any misunderstanding as to whose
fish are on board. If you have undeclared
fish on your cruising boat when you enter
The Bahamas, they are presumed to be Ba-
hamian and must be within the bag limits.
The Abaconian revised this information
in July, 2009,. and it was reviewed by se-
nior officials in the Department of Marine


Aluminum Cans
Bin located next
to Every Child Counts

I Items for Sale. Commercial Service. Cars & Boats I

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

Bicycle Repairman/Technician
A repair person is needed for a new business
opening in Marsh Harbour. Person must be able
to assemble bicycles with & without gears, check
& repair different models of bicycles and true
wheels. Interested persons should call: 1-242-
393-5551 or email: battgirl@coralwave.com

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

05 Chevy Equinox $16,500 OBO 2 bed apt
Central Pines, fully furnished, central A/C,
washer & dryer. $1125/ mo. Call 367-0691

Ford Ranger extd cab, PU truck, very good
condition, fitted lockable, detachable fiber-
glass back cover, automatic, overdrive, cruise
control, very good on gas, radio, cold A/C
$8650 ONO Call 458-0525

mOT : &Y~S: ~ 1 MA INEhITEM

2005 Caribe Boat, w/ 2005 20 HP Honda en-
gine w/ 21 hrs. Boat cover, SS cable for lifting
boat. $7500 Contact 365-5295

17' Mitchell Skiff, 50 HP Johnson, just
serviced, ready for season. Twin tanks, new
Garmin depth/fish finder, new aluminum trailer
and spare. $5250. Contact 458-0525

18' Parker '93, 140 HP Mercury, '03, new
hydraulic steering, new cable, self bail,
$7,000 ONO Ph 365-5140.

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

21' Formula, 125HP Evinrude Comercial, w/
Trailer, "Fishing Machine." asking $8900 OBO
Call 367-2128 (9am-5pm, Mon-Fri)

22' Rosborough Sea Skiff, 1997, Honda 90,
291 hrs. trailer, DUTY PAID. well equipped.
at Outboard Shop. Asking $25,000. Call 519-

24' Bayliner Ciera Express, 1998, Mercruis-
er gas 260 HP, 310 hrs, new oil pan, new bat-
teries, renovated trailer, good shape, ready to
go. Located in Leisure Lee, asking $15,000.
Call Jason at 367-2703 or e-mail alaijacek@


26' Pursuit w/ twin 200 hp Yamahas w/ alu-
minum trailer. Asking $16,5000 Call 367-2700

29' Blackfin Combi, 1989, withtwin 2006
225 HP Yamaha 4 strokes (<400 hr). Marlin
tower with dual co ntrols. Asking $75K OBO.
Great fishing boat! Call 366-4155.

33' Morgan OI, 3 cyl. turbo charged Yanmar.
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JUST LISTED! SOUTH ABACO: 54 acres near Hole-in-the-Wall. $2,200,000. AS11204
JUST LISTED! WHITE SOUND, ELBOW CAY: 13,770 sq. ft. lot near the beach.
$249,000. AS11205
BREEZY HILL, ELBOW CAY: 10,494 sq. ft. elevated lot. $132,000. PS10603
BAHAMA PALM SHORES: 13,248 sq. ft. hilltop lot. $26,500. Ref. AS11099
REDUCED! TREASURE CAY: 22,574 sq. ft. lot with 10 ft. elevations, 100 ft. of water-
frontage, and easy access to all amenities. $120,000. ASl1061
AUNT PAT'S BAY, ELBOW CAY: 14,914 sq ft. corner lot with 35 ft elevations. Com-
munity dockage. Nearby Tahiti Beach and Hope Town. $364,000. PS10661
TILLOO CAY: 16,000 sq. ft. homesite on a private island community. Near the com-
munity dock. Electricity available. $150,000. PS10630
CENTRAL ABACO: 5 acre beachfront tract between Marsh Harbour and Treasure
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
MARSH HARBOUR: 9,750 sq. ft. sea view lot in gated Sunrise Bay. All amenities
nearby. $249,900. AS11026
LUBBERS QUARTERS: 10,489 sq. ft. homesite in the Abaco Ocean Club. Near the
community dock. $77,000. AS10969
BAKER'S HEIGHTS: 41.6 acre sea view tract. $1,040,000. AB5178
THE ABACO CLUB, WINDING BAY: Superb 1+ acre beachfront, oceanfront, and golf
course estate lots. Starting at $1,900,000
GUANA CAY: 6,811 sq. ft. sea and oceanview lot within the Shipwreck Subdivision.
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 community.
Hilltop lots starting at $150,000. Waterfront lots starting at $395,000. Beachfront
lots starting at $595,000.
GREAT ABACO CLUB: 7,630 sq. ft. canalfront lot in a gated community. Nearby
amenities including pool, tennis courts, and beach. $260,000. AS10731

Charming residence designed with
two, 2 bedroom, 2 bath apartments,
a large 2 car garage and utility room.
$580,000. Ref. AB11158

This 4 bedroom, 3 bath home on 3/4
acres is an incredible offering includ-
ing crown lease on the harbour.
$295,000. Ref. AS11145

Two storey cean view residence con-
verted into a 1 bedroom suite and 2
bedroom apartment.
$485,000. Ref. AS10808

Sea view 2 bedroom condos and 3 Immaculate 2 bedroom, 2 bath re-
bedroom penthouses in a gated de- treat with generator, tools, and utility
velopment with pool and beach. vehicle. Near the beach.
Starting at $495,000. Ref. AS10890 $349,000. Ref. AS10648

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

Two harbour view villas totalling 4
bedrooms and 4 baths with large
deck, pool, and private dockage.
$2,415,000. Ref. AS11127

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

Exquisite 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath golf
course residence with pool. Within
a golf club and sporting retreat.
$3,995,000. Ref. AS10701

1.626 acre beachfront es-
tate offering 200 ft. of
beach, seclusion and pri-
vacy with the 5-star re-
sources of The Abaco
SClub just minutes away.
$1,795,000. AS10802

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

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

Private 2 bedroom, 2 bath house
with a relaxing deck, large workshop,
and central air. Near all amenities.
$228,500. Ref. AS11141

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

4 bedroom boater's haven featuring
10 ft. ceilings, a large covered patio,
dock pier, and a relaxing ambience.
$850,000. Ref. AS11006

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, Rare opportunity to purchase this
in need of repair, ideal for office 6,575 sq. ft. commercial building on
spaces. Ideal for a shopping plaza. 1.5 acres. Great investment.
$750,000. Ref. AS11108 $795,000. Ref. AS11118

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