Title: Abaconian
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Place of Publication: Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas
Publication Date: August 15, 2009
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Ab aconian

VOLUME 17, NUMBER 16, AUGUST 15th, 2009

Raid on Haitian communities finds illegals

Two raids in three communities results in 305 people picked up

About 305 Haitians were picked up in raids conducted in Sand Banks in Treasure Cay and the Mud and Pigeon Peas in Marsh
Harbour on July 30 and 31. Those picked up were taken to the Immigraion office at the freight dock in Marsh Harbourfor process-
ing by Immigration personnel. Immigration officers were assisted in the raids by Police and Defense Force officers. Shown here
are relatives and friends of those picked up who located necessary documents or took food or clothes to those who were picked
up. Those detained on July 30 were sent to Nassau on the Legacy and those detained on July 31 went to Nassau on the Fast Ferry
from Sandy Point. The raid on July 30 took place before dawn while the raid on July 31 was done mid-morning when they picked
up mostly women and children. The detainees were sent to Nassau on the Legacy on Thursday and the Fast Ferry on Friday. There
further investigation will determine if they are legal or not.

By Julian Lockhart
A joint exercise between the Department
of Immigration, Royal Bahamas Defense
Force and Royal Bahamas Police Force
ran a simultaneous raid upon three Haitian
communities in Abaco The Mud, Pigeon
Peas and Sandbanks as they rounded up
migrants in these communities.
The first surprise raid took place on
July 30th just prior to sunrise with 100
officers from the three departments work-
ing together on the same exercise while
the second raid took place the next day
about noon. All the detainees were then
transferred to the Immigration building
in Marsh Harbour for processing. There
were 30 Immigration office rs, 50 from the
Defense Force and 20 Police Officers who
assisted in the exercise.
Chief Immigration Officer of New
Providence Peter Joseph and leader of the
raids on Abaco said they did not meet any
resistance during the exercises and persons
were "relatively calm" about the scenario.
He said they had one or two persons who
were a "bit rowdy" but there were no inci-
dents to report.
Officer Joseph said, "This was a joint
effort between Immigration, Defense
Force and the Police Department refer-
ence to an exercise trying to ascertain the
Please see Raids Page 2

Hope Town is concerned

about Elbow Cay Club plans

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about the project. The plans for the proposed development were presented to the
Hope Town District Council on July 16. The developers presented the plans to local
government before they got approval from any central government board. The plan
includes 88 villas, 12 house lots, 24 hotel rooms, a 150-slip marina, three restaurants,
two swimming pools, a banquet room, health club, spa and other amenities. Many
residents are upset with the idea of such a large project on the cay. See story on page 6.

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Please see Crawfish Page 5

Crawfish season begins with

good catch but poor price
By Mirella Santillo
August 1st heralded the start of an-
other crawfish season impatiently awaited
by fishermen and consumers alike.
What will the season be like? Will the
prices be worth the effort spent building
traps, putting them in place and paying
for gasoline to retrieve the catch? The
best way to find out was to talk to com-
mercial fishermen who sell to Marsh Har-
bour Exporters and Importers as well as
people who each season go spearfishing
for the crustaceans for their private con-
My first stop was at Long's Landing
Seafood, one of the few fishermen who
sells fish and crawfish retail. One week
into the season Kenny Long had just re-
turned from a trip to his traps accompa-
nied by his children, Maryiah and Makyia
and friend Zik.
Standing nearby, Mr. Long com-
mented, "I have emptied all my traps
and caught approximately 300 pounds
so far. I am going back to catch fish
for awhile before returning to the traps
in a couple of weeks. The lobsters are Buddy and Cindy Pinder of Cherok
bigger but there does not seem to be as Sound crawfish together, probably t
many as last year," he said. The fish- only husband and wife team on Abac
erman explained that some tails will The catch so far is better than last ye
be saved for retailing in the shop and but the price is lower. When the season

began, the price had not been established
and wholesale buyers were few.


Page 2 Section A The Abaconian

Nassau officers carried out raids on Haitians

Raids From Page 1
number of illegal migrants that are situated
on the island. We had three primary target
areas one being the Mud, one being the
Pigeon Pea and one being the Sand Banks
- and all of these areas were simultane-
ously approached and persons from all of
these areas were detained and brought to
the Immigration office for processing," he
Family members of the detained were
lined up outside of the Immigration office
in Marsh Harbour throughout both days
as they tried to ascertain if their relatives
would be released once they produced

proper documentation to their legal status.
The Mud and Pigeon Peas in Marsh
Harbour, and Sand Banks at Treasure Cay
are inhabited mainly by persons of Haitian
descent, and this is the largest planned raid
of the year according to Immigration of-
Despite Officer Joseph stating there
were no incidents, a number of Haitians
on hand said individuals were dragged out
of their homes and through their communi-
ties, and there are reports of persons be-
ing injured during the roundup. The plea
from the locals in these communities was
that the officers did not allow persons to
produce their documentation, despite their

stating on numerous occasions that their
paper work was in the house or in their
Officer Joseph said, "Once persons are
able to provide information or documenta-

tion pertaining to the validity to
their status in the country they
are released. It would be wise
for them to carry their paper
work with them at all times in
this present time as we have
sustained effort throughout the
country. We are mandated to
move throughout the country. If
one has valid status, it would be
wise for them to travel with it,"
he added.
Despite the successfully
planned and executed raids on
both days the Immigration De-
partment feels that it has to ramp
up its efforts to detain as many
illegal migrants as possible who
are congregating in these com-
munities throughout Abaco.
Officer Joseph said, "These
kind of efforts need to be done
on a more consistent basis, not
only on Abaco, but throughout
The Bahamas. Wherever there
is an influx or reports of large
number of persons who may be
undocumented, we are expected
to go and investigate. In some
areas it is fairly difficult and in
other areas maybe not as much.

But it just has to be a sustained effort
which is what we are trying to do to bring
down the numbers where there are reports
of undocumented migrants," he concluded.

Immigration officers, Police officers and Defence
Force officers were brought to Abaco to carry out
the raids on the Haitian communities. School buses
were used for transportation of officers as well as the

I S W" -.l MI
Family members and friends of the Hatians who were picked up in raids on July 30 and
31 wait outisde the Immigration office with documents for those who are legally here.
Others brought clothing and food for the detainees. Some were not given time to dress
and we understand that no food was provided for them while they were being held before
being moved to Nassau.

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August 15, 2009

August 15, 2009 The Abaconian

Section A Page 3


ope Town Specialists Largest Inventory of Properties


BELLA VITA BEACHFRONT 3 bed/3bath home
plus 5 extra lots. Snorkeling outside your
door, short walk to Nipper's. US$2,250,000.
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2 bed 2 bath, 2,400 sq. ft., includes studio
apartment, private dock and pool. $3,250,000.
Jane.Patteison l@Sothebys Realty.corn 242.366.0035

Dorros Cove with dock slip, guest cottage, nanny's 5,000 sq.ft. on excellent swimming beach,
quarters, absolutely turnkey, US$2,500,000. near public dock, turnkey. US$2,490,000.
Keny.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com 242.366.0163 Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com 242.366.0163

harbourfront home with private dock.
3bed/2bath, bonus room, extra lot.$1,300,000.
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NORTH STAR -WATERFRONT Charming island style
2 bed 2 badi home with breezeway connection,very
private,shaded decks,steps to beach. US$1,200,000.
Jane.Patcerson @So hebys Real ycorn 242.366.0035

Cove. Newly renovated 5 bedroom 3 bath,
with guest house and dock slip US$995,000.
Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com 242.366.0163

pool, 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths. All the extras! Steps
from Sea Spray Marina. US$845,000.
Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com 242.3660163

with brand new pool. Multi-decks, fantastic
views. Was $895,000. Now US$595,000.
Jane.Patterson@SotlebysRealty.com 242.3660 163

9. A

bath island cottage. One block off the beach inWhite
Sound. Best deal on the island. US$485,000.
Kerry.Sullivan@So thebysReal ty.com 242.366.0163

PARADISE Extensive docks & boat lifts. Fabulous
newly built 4 bed 3 bath.US$1,600,000.
Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046

George Damianos Kerry Sullivan Laurie Schreiner Jan(
Broker, Owner Broker Estate Agent Esta
t242.362.4211 t242.3660163 t.242.3675046 t24:

AERIE OCEANVIEWS Why wait? Buy your island
getaway.3 bed cottage nesded in the dunes,easy beach
access, dock slip,great rental history. US$775,000.
Jane Patcerson @Sochebys Realicycom 242,366.0035

view, 100' on che water, great location on che edge
of town, private, close to shops. US$395,000.
Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com 242.366.0163

can you get brand new construction with views for this
price! Short walk to beach & dockage.US$259,000.
Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046

e Patterson Stan Sawyer
te Agent Estate Agent
2.366-0035 t242577-0298

BillAlbury Lydia Bodamor
Estate Agent Estate Agent
t242557-2929 t242-577.0016

HUMMINGBIRD COTTAGE Charming historic 2 bed ALLAMANDA Historic Loyalist cottage with
home, art studio attached, hw floors, alc, in Hope updated interior. 2 bed 2 bath plus upstairs
Town Village. WAS $800,000. Now US$595,000. apartment. Fruit and vegetable trees. US$595,000.
Jane,Patterson@SocthebysRealty.com 242.366.0035 LaurieSchreiner@SothebysRealtycom 242.367.5046

Great Deal Good scarcer house, 3 bed stunning compound on II acres.Absolute privacy.
2 bath, beach around the corner. $295,000. Beach, docks, pool, lush gardens. US$6,400,000.
Jane.Patterson@SocthebysRealty.com 242.366.0035 Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046

#4161 Atlantic Dream MUST SELL Dorros Cove oceanfront, dock slip. $450,000. Kerry Sullivan
#5029 Big Rock Hill I acre oceanfront building site with 140' on the Atlantic. US$665,000. Kerry Sullivan
#2969 Big Point Lot I I Half acre beachfront building site. US$595,000. Kerry Sullivan
#4308 Coconut Dunes Beachfront with great surf Partnership opportunity. $395,000. Kerry Sullivan
#503 Harbour Hill NEW LISTING Beachfront & excellent elevation. US$395,000. Kerry Sullivan
#4905 Ocean Bluff Dorros Cove Oceanfront, dock slip, highest elevation in area $650,000. Kerry Sullivan
#4639 Lucayos Lot 6 5 minute walk to shared dock and beach. $149,000.Jane Patterson
#4236 Marnie's Landing lot 3C NEW PRICE Dock slip and ocean view $459,900. Kerry Sullivan
#4313 New Settlement Hillside lots wI underground utilities. Starting at $140,000. Kerry Sullivan
#4825 North End Lot 51 NEW LISTING OceanView. $370,000.Jane Patterson
#4826 North End Lot 66 -Almost 1/2 acre lot. Underbrushed. $189,000.Jane Patterson
#3207 Seagrape-White Sound 101 ft sandy beach, near public dock. $450,000. Kerry Sullivan
#4395 Sheperd Needle Hill 3.7 acres, 140' on deep water coastline. US$995,000. Kerry Sullivan.
#4605 Ocean View Subdivision Lot 4 Ocean View 18,799 sq. ft.$200,000. Bill Albury
#3824 Pink Sand Best beachfront property on the island. $990,000. Kerry Sullivan
#4246 Surfers Rest- Lot # 8 near White Sound. Close to ocean.$183,500.jane Patterson
#4482 Fabulous Beachfront Lot. Best Beach Location. FURTHER REDUCED $375,000.Stan Sawyer
#4671 SeaViews, high elevation, 1/2 acre. FURTHER REDUCED $135,000. Stan Sawyer
#1836Til[oo Beach Subdivision Hillside lots,shared dock. $50,000+. Laurie Schreiner
#4558Tilloo Beach Subdivision Lot 22 Waterfront. $335,000. Laurie Schreiner
#3738Tilloo Beach Subdivision Lot 10 Beachfront lot. NEW PRICE $270,000. Laurie Schreiner
#3792 OneWaterfrontAcre Great elevation, room for dock. $290,000. Laurie Schreiner

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Page 4 Section A

The Abaconian

August 15, 2009

Crawfish season opens with low prices

Crawfish From Page 1
the reminder will be sold wholesale to
Marsh Harbour Imports and Exports, bet-
ter known as The Fish House, at $6 per
pound. He was not sure the price would
hold, though. Inside the shop crawfish tails
sold for $12 per pound.
In Cherokee Sound Cindy Pinder, who
accompanies her husband, Buddy, on his
fishing trips, stated that the catch was not
as good as last year. She was not sure how
much they had caught so far. She thought
the going price was $6 per pound. They,
too, will return to their traps in a couple
of weeks.

I spoke to Eddie Bodie from Green
Turtle Cay on August 10th as he was
just returning from a fishing trip. "I did
not do too well today," he stated, "only
about 30 pounds. On the first two days
of the season I brought back 235 pounds,
exactly the same weight on each day as
last year." Mr. Bodie was still a little
disappointed as he had thought the sea-
son would have improved, not stayed
the same. He is worried that the prices
may go lower than $6 per pound because
there is not as much demand as in previ-
ous years.
Another resident of Green Turtle Cay
who goes out for crawfish around the cay

every year did not think there was as many
as last year. "I only caught 100 pieces," he
commented, "instead of 400-500 in other
years. All the regular places were cleaned
out," he explained. He, too, harvested
larger specimens.
It seems that this
year's problems are
twofold: less crusta-
ceans and lower prices.
On the export market
The Bahamas has to
compete against Cuba
and Dominican Repub-
lic that perhaps offer
lower prices.
Without depriving
our visitors of one of
the pleasures they find
in our waters, they
should be reminded These children
that our season starts by Kenny Long c
a couple of days later in his Long's La

than Florida. Some fishermen complained
that their traps had already been emptied
before they had a chance to visit them.

are showing off a few of the catch brought in
of Marsh Harbour who sells fish and crawfish
ending shop.

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The Abaconian Section A Page 5

Boat HIuse

Revised plans for Elbow Cay Club were discussed

By Samantha V. Evans
A meeting was organized by Clay Wil-
hoyte on July 29 to inform Hope Town res-
idents of the plans for the 19-acre Elbow
Cay Club property. It was held at the pool
of the Hope Town Lodge.
This meeting was called after plans for
the Elbow Cay Club and Marina were pre-
sented to the Hope Town District Council
on July 16th by Mark Mason. The plans
submitted to the Council were a revision of
the original plans introduced at a meeting
held in Hope Town in February. At that
meeting Mr. Mason received input from
those invited persons as to what they want-
ed the project to include.
The residents at the well attended meet-
ing on July 29th all agreed that something
has to be done with the Elbow Cay Club
property but the scope of this project, they
believe, is just too big for Hope Town in-
cluding the size of the marina. The property
s o n
gave an
view of
the de-

ment of
over the
H e
urged the Elbow Cay residents to work to-
gether to preserve the quaint, quiet, charm-
ing atmosphere the cay now has. He would
like to see development on the Elbow Cay
Club property but in keeping with the rest
of the island.

is slated to have 88 villas, 12 estate lots, 24
hotel rooms, two swimming pools, main-
tenance buildings, dock master's building,
three restaurants, gift shop, conference
room, event building and much more.
Mr. Wilhoyte stated that after receiving
measurements for the marina and viewing
the buoys the developer had set to indicate
the size, he did his own measurements and
found that Mr. Mason's measurements
were inaccurate. He believes that the loca-
tion of the marina will hinder boating and
that the 151 dock slips and boat lifts will
make the area look too commercial.
There are numerous additional concerns
that Mr. Wilhoyte and others brought up
including garbage collection, the legal de-
bate over road access to Fry's Mangrove,
damage to mangroves, destruction and
depletion of shore line, size of the villas,
labor for the development and housing for
the labour, maintenance of the develop-
ment and inconsistency with the size of
development. Residents are concerned that
the existing infrastructure of Elbow Cay
will be affected and greatly impact the en-
tire island.
The residents are now dealing with elec-
trical problems experienced with BEC and
garbage handling issues. Moreover, they
are concerned that when this development
is complete and the investors make their
money, they will be gone and the residents
will be left to maintain this massive devel-
opment. The homeowners who live near
the development feel disrespected that they
were not considered before a development
of such magnitude was proposed.
Mr. Mason was given an opportunity to
address their concerns but his comments
were limited to specific questions. He stat-
ed that the entire development will take 10-

20 years to complete and that a homeown-
ers association will be formed to maintain
the property. The residents on the property
will pay a monthly assessment for land-
scaping and other maintenance. The size of
the villas will range from 600-1600 square
feet with the largest one being two stories.
He explained that persons can rent or pur-
chase a unit. Additionally, dock slips will
be for sale. Since the marina is away from
any mangroves, there will be no dredging
and no mangroves will be affected.
Mr. Mason clarified comments made
about the plans not being publicized stating
that business persons in Hope Town and
government officials were invited to the
February meeting to give input from the
community on what was acceptable. The
presentation to Council on July 16 was the
revised plans incorporating suggestions
made by those at the earlier meeting. He
was not open to any suggestions for reduc-
ing the project size any further. Basically,
he said that the modified plans are what
the February meeting had decided was the
best size for the property. He did add that
this development will not be a gated com-
Mr. Chester Thompson gave a history on
the development of Hope Town. He stated
that attempts to develop like this are not
new. The residents fought against them in
the past and they must continue to stand to-
gether to protect Hope
Town, the gem they
have. He explained that
visitors come there for
the charm and peace-
fulness of the island
where they can live
in cottages and run on
the beach. It is not the
place for big hotels and
casinos. If they want
that, they can go to
Nassau. He is further
concerned about the
way this development Developer MarkI
will affect the neighou- velopment of Elb
ring Lucayas, But- held on July 29 b
tonwood Bay and Big inform the public
some of the plans

Hill areas. These areas must be protected
as the residents there enjoy peace and do
not deserve to be overrun by garbage and
oil spills. The residents agreed with him
by giving their applause. Mr. Thompson
stated that everyone would be happy with
a smaller development for the Elbow Cay
Club property.
Following Mr. Thompson's comments,
residents continued to ask questions while
others gave comments. It was clear by
some of the remarks made that there is still
a lot of frustration about this development.
When Mr. Mason became defensive, the
meeting came to a close.
Residents were encouraged to write
letters against this development and send
them to the Hope Town District Council.
A petition against the development was
available and residents were encouraged to
sign. Mr. Mason was asking for signatures
on a counter petition supporting the devel-
Mr. Mason has promised to do a great
deal for Hope Town including donating land
for a community center, provide parking in
the area of his other residential develop-
ment, build a boat ramp and be community-
minded. But according to Mrs. Kent LeB-
outillier, co-sponsor of the meeting, all this
is contingent upon the final approval of his
revised Elbow Cay Club plans.

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In reference to the captioned subject,
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All children who will be five (5) years
old by 30th September, 2009, should be
registered for the upcoming school year
When registering a child, parents/
guardians should present the child's 'yel-
low card' and proof of identification (birth
certificate, affidavit or passport). If your
child is entering Grade 1, please visit the
government clinic nearest to you to ensure
that the immunization record is completed;
Parents/Guardians who have not col-
lected Report Cards for the Summer Term
are encouraged to collect them before the
new school year begins;
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purchase 24-hour insurance coverage for
all students;
Book Lists should be collected from
schools if they have not been collected al-
This time of year is an opportune time
to have dental and medical check-ups for
Provide opportunities for children to
engage in reading and writing activities;
Re-establish routines in respect to bed
Ensure that children receive supervi-

sion if they must be left at home during
the day;
Assign tasks and hold your child/
children accountable for the completion
When purchasing school uniforms, en-
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gust, 2009;
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Wednesday, 26th August, 2009, from 10
a.m. to 3 p.m. at New Vision Ministries;
A seminar for Facility Managers
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Thursday, 27th August, 2009, at Saint An-
drew's Methodist Church Hall from 9 a.m.
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The Editor


Dealing with illegal communities


A pre-dawn raid August 6 on three Hai-
tian communities netted many Haitians of
which about 227 were believed to be here
illegally. They were sent that afternoon on
the mailboat Legacy to the Nassau deten-
tion center for further processing.
The next day a mid-day roundup found
another 78 with insufficient documents to
justify their presence here. This group in-
cluded many women and children. They
were taken to Sandy Point and sent to Nas-
sau on the Fast Ferry. A total of 305 per-
sons were sent to Nassau.
Immigration authorities in Nassau may
determine that some of these persons are
entitled to be here, but it is expected that
most will be sent to Haiti.
Simultaneous raids were made in Marsh
Harbour's Pigeon Peas and Mud settle-
ments and in the Sand Bank's community
near Treasure Cay.
Figures are hard to come by but the 2000
census documented 1500 legal persons of
Haitian descent living in the Pigeon Peas
and the Mud. Strangely, no illegal persons
were found at that time. Figures were not
given us separately for the Sand Banks
community. We were told that the Nassau
census of some Haitian communities there
also found no illegal persons.
An informal census in the Mud and Pi-
geon Peas was undertaken in 2004 or 2005
with a degree of confidence in the accuracy.
With about two-thirds of the area surveyed,
Immigration staged a round-up raid which
caused the communities to become with-
drawn and closed the door to completing the
tally. The results of this partial and informal
survey have been kept confidential.
Population estimates for these two set-
tlements range from a low of 3,000, esti-
mated at 1,500 legal plus 1,500 illegal, to
highs of 6,000 or more. It must be noted
that many of the residents in these commu-
nities are legal and have Bahamian citizen-
ship, residency or hold work permits.
It is well accepted that these communi-
ties are expanding by a constant flow of in-
coming immigrants. Although individuals
there may welcome family or friends that
show up, the general consensus among the
resident Haitians is that they want no more

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new-comers. New arrivals put pressure on
the limited available housing and increase
the competition for jobs. Additionally, a
visibly growing population brings addi-
tional scrutiny by Immigration.
Several major fires have compounded
the housing situation. A late afternoon
fire May 2003 consumed 70 houses in the
Pigeon Peas and displaced 260 persons.
Those left homeless were absorbed into
the existing community. An early evening
fire in November 2007 consumed over
100 houses in the Mud and displaced hun-
dreds. An elderly woman died in the fire.
Homeless persons were again absorbed
into the homes of friends and relatives.
Both of the burned areas have remained
conspicuously vacant although houses
have sprung up elsewhere throughout
these communities.
In October 2007 local government per-
sons in Central Abaco assisted by staff
from the Ministry of Works and other gov-
ernment agencies went into the Mud and
demolished vacant structures found to be
under construction. The buildings were not
occupied and no one was displaced. For-
ty-eight vacant buildings were demolished
in five days. This was followed up with
weekly inspections in the Mud settlement
to monitor existing buildings and look for
new houses being constructed. Although
these demolished buildings were vacant,
they were in various stages of construction
with some being nearly ready for occupan-
cy. Without explanation, the exercise came
to a halt on instructions from Nassau.
Efforts by interested persons in local
government and other civic groups are
often thwarted by central government,
leaving local persons discouraged about
attempting to control further expansion.
We, and many others, feel that the ex-
isting situation in these settlements must
be monitored and additional construction
prohibited. Houses have been found to

The Road Traffic Drain
Debate Continues
Dear Editor,
I would like to respond to Mr Wong's
letter in the July 15th issue entitled "Clari-
fying the Drain Situation." I am not sure
how your letter clarifies anything. You
stated in your letter, "As the photo clear-
ly depicts, there is no water settling any-
where near the drain." Are we looking at
the same picture? Mr. Wong, please take
another look at the photo in the June 1st
issue. There is water ponding immediately
adjacent to the concrete casing of the drain!
Anyone can clearly see that dropping the
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have additional rooms added or expanded,
and some houses now have second floors.
More houses accommodate more persons
which compounds the situation.
Immigration raids with Police and the
Defense Force get headlines and public-
ity throughout the country and may deter
some immigrants from making the trip
here. But it makes little difference to the
overall population of that area. Many of
those returned to Haiti show up on Aba-
co within weeks. The round-ups are very
disruptive to family units. Perhaps that is
We think there must be a sustained and
measured effort throughout the year toward
controlling the growth of these communi-
ties. Monitoring the existing houses for ad-
ditions and looking for new house construc-
tion is one step in the right direction.
Raids are spectacular and require ex-
tensive manpower. Continual monitoring
of the houses is just a one-man job. The
monitoring must be regular and consistent
as houses can be erected in a weekend and
occupied a day or two later.
Without constant monitoring, these
settlements increase in size each year.
The long term goal should be to see these
communities become physically smaller in
size, not larger.
One relatively new settlement, often
called Hidden Valley, has been growing
steadily but has drawn little attention from
officials. It is on the farm road close to
the Treasure Cay airport and secluded in
the pine forest. Local interest in deterring
further expansion was stopped by central
Authorities have tended to ignore all
these communities throughout the year but
then flex their muscle with a massive raid.
Routine visits and inspections should be
made by the police, building inspectors,
environmental health staff, local govern-
ment persons and others. Bahamian laws,

size of the adjacent pond quite significantly.
You also stated in your letter, "The
proper way to resolve this issue is to raise
the property slightly and grade it towards
the drain." If raising and grading the adja-
cent property was a necessary part of your
drainage solution, then why would you not
have consulted the owner of the Road Traf-
fic building prior to installing the drain to
see if they were in agreement rather than
finding out afterwards that they were not
amenable to that and wasting your money.
It may be that Mr. Al Key was sincere
in his efforts to solve the Road Traffic
drainage problem. But how can you pos-
sibly state in light of the aforementioned
"....that drain in question was installed
perfectly." I can see that you take pride in
your work and reputation, but we're all hu-

regulations and rules should be enforced in
these immigrant communities to the same
degree that they are pursued in established
Bahamian communities.
Other measures which should be con-
sidered include
* faster processing of documents for those
who qualify.
* better aerial surveillance of incoming
Haitian boats by the Defense Force in the
Southern Bahamas.
* monitoring employers as is now being
done by immigration authorities in the
U.S. This does not generate the headlines,
the negative public relations or the dra-
matic photographs but has been found to
be very effective.
* monitor and seek compliance of the ille-
gal businesses in these communities night
clubs, bars, shops and other businesses.
Official oversight of these communi-
ties seems to go from total indifference
and slackness to extreme crackdown with
little effort at finding humane and effective
measures that will bring about permanent
We feel that it would be beneficial for
meetings to be held between central gov-
ernment authorities, local government and
community leaders within the affected
communities to develop strategies leading
to long term solutions. Meetings have been
held in the past but the results were largely
ignored. Suggestions have been made over
the years but central government has not
put them into effect.
Cooperation at the local level will re-
sult in a variety of beneficial solutions as
opposed to the ill-will created by an ag-
gressive show of force. Residents of these
communities play a vital part in our econ-
omy and many of them are looking for a
way out of their present situation. Howev-
er, this does not reduce the need to resolve
issues related to the increase of illegal im-
migrants, which should be a first priority.

man and we all make mistakes from time to
time. That's okay as long as we recognize
our mistakes and learn from them. Those
of us who don't learn from our mistakes
are doomed to repeat them.
John Schaefer
Clarifying the Banyan
Beach Situation
Dear Editor:
Much has been written about the 2004
hurricane destruction of the Banyan Beach
Club. I would like to set the record straight.
We have owned a beachfront condo since
1970 in Treasure Cay. We have enjoyed
vacationing in Treasure Cay for many

Please see Letters Page 9

The drain near the Road Traffic office in Dundas Town is shown here with standing water
all around. The drain is higher than the surrounding property so cannot drain the area.
The only time it is effective is after a very heavy rain when the entire area is flooded.

kette n to thie (dfotO


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August 15,2009 The Abaconian

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("Jome ettets to the Idltor

Letters From Page 8

years and never thought of going anywhere
else. There were originally only two actual
condos on the property. A developer built
the Banyan Beach Club around us about 20
years after we were there. He never built
a condo on the lot. We were asked many
times by the developer and a subsequent
owner to sell. We flatly refused.
The developer moved down the beach to
build the six phases of the Bahama Beach
Club. This project was a huge upgrade
from the Banyan Beach Club, heavily
promoted and this is where people went.
The Banyan could not compete. Then the
September 2004 storms hit. These storms
were nasty, but nothing compared to Hur-
ricane Floyd. Government reports stated
that the 2004 storm damage was mainly in
the landscaping.
The developer was nearing completion
of phase four of his Bahama Beach Club
project and knew things were only going
to get worse for the Banyan. He was hold-
ing the mortgage as was Graham Thomp-
son, our original law firm that set us up
with our conveyance and condo rights. Our
mortgage was paid off in the mid 1980s.
The developer sent his workers to further
damage the roof of the Banyan buildings in
the front. We have witnesses. Over $1.2
million in insurance money was pocketed
and repairs were never started. The payout
on our condo was $50,000, according to
Graham Thompson. We were offered dou-
ble our insurance payout if we would give
up our condo rights. We didn't bite.
Instead of effecting repairs, the princi-
ples of the Banyan Beach Club pulled out
all furniture, appliances and plumbing and
demolished the front units while the pool
side buildings were used to house their
workers on all job sites. Until early 2006
we were told they were closed, making
repairs and not to come down. We have
traveled to Abaco several times since and
were given the runaround by all parties and
the police. The intention all along has been
to demolish the Banyan and build luxury
town homes.
We have spent close to $20,000 on two
law firms who tell us that our situation is
best negotiated and refuse to engage within
the system. We were told that the people
involved have nothing to worry about
from the Bahamian authorities. We have
received threatening letters from Graham
Thompson to sell for about 20 cents on
the dollar with 10 days to comply or they
would go to the Supreme Court and change
the law. We continue to pay our taxes on
empty land and rent when we are visiting.
We have no intentions of giving up on our
quest to get our home back. We can back ev-
erything printed here with emails, letters and
pictures. All we want is a home back on the
site we have been for over 30 years.
Pete and Janet Elston
Project is not in keeping
with island image
Once again, another developer is trying
to make a fortune at our expense. Promises
of jobs, prosperity, power plants, waste
management facilities, a community center
and other enticements are being offered in
hopes of blinding us poor ignorant locals to
their real intent which we all know is to
make as much money as possible as quickly
as possible, none of which will benefit the
local economy over the long term. In fact,
a development of this size on our small cay
has the very real potential of destroying
our livelihoods, lifestyle and our island.
Abaco's economic success should be the
model used for all the Out Islands. Rental
homes and small boutique resorts like the
Green Turtle Club, Hope Town Harbour

Lodge, the Abaco Inn and Sea Spray Re-
sort have succeeded because they "cater to
the customer appreciative of local culture,
quiet charm, fishing traditions, small size
and/or natural beauty" of our islands. The
trend toward mega marina-resort complex-
es in the Out Islands has been proven time
and again not to work Eleuthera, Bimini
and Exuma are littered with them.
All of us would like to see a small resort
and low density housing replace the old
Elbow Cay Club. Many of us have fond
memories of the Club. But a 150-slip ma-
rina, gas dock, breakwater and too many
houses built on too small lots is ludicrous.
We are already overwhelmed with the
requirements of handling our trash, road
maintenance, increase in criminal activities
and power problems.
(Personally, I think a moratorium on
ALL developments should be instituted
until BEC can prove that they can handle
the increased demands on their facilities. If
BEC can't supply us with a reliable source
of power now, how can they handle all the
new mega-resorts?)
If you want to see the future of Hope
Town should this slick lawyer and his
cronies be allowed to build this disaster-
in-the-making development, just go visit
Harbour Island. Harbour Island was once a
quaint island destination with charm, clean
beaches, no crime and good living just like
we are today. Now it's crowded, dirty and
the quality of life sought by both visitors
and residents is gone. Let us hold them up
as an example of what we do not want to
be. In case you're wondering, where are
the geniuses who created the mess? Like
all good developers, they "took the money
and run."
We need to protect our land, coastline
and environment. Most importantly, we
need to protect our community and way of
life. We need to stop these guys now!
Carrie G. Cash (not to be confused with
Kerry Sullivan Cash) and Don Cash
Project is too massive
Dear Council Members,
Although we (sadly) are no longer full
time homeowners in Hope Town, we have
great interest in what happens in the com-
munity after 25 years of time spent on your
lovely island. The Mason development
proposed for the Elbow Cay Club property
is much too large and we oppose it.
We believe that such a development
would forever change Hope Town in a neg-
ative way. It would be terrible for the en-
vironment and disastrous for the infrastruc-
ture. Hope Town has been able to prosper
with small hotels and rental homes which do
not change the character of the community.
There are many places in The Bahamas
and other lovely parts of the world with
resort developments. There are very few
places with the serenity and character of
Hope Town. We would hope that it will be
maintained. Change comes, of course, but
it should be in keeping with the wishes of
the community and the scale of the island.
The proposal for this development is to-
tally inappropriate.
With respect for your positions, we urge
you to deny this development and anxious-
ly await the decision.
Dave and Kitty Donnan
Proposed new development
of Elbow Cay Club
I have learned of the above Proposal and
read all the plans and details.
I wish to state my objection to the Pro-
posal in the strongest possible terms. The
whole project is totally out of scale with
the size of the island and our Hope Town
Your biggest asset in today's world is
that the island remains what is today a rare

treasure: a simple, peaceful holiday desti-
nation, unspoiled by the sort of vast de-
velopment that has ruined so many other
small and beautiful places in the name of
progress and profit. A community which
lives and works happily side by side with
its visitors, who come to feel part of that
community almost as extended family.
The carrot of "work for all" and "ben-
efits to the community" all too often turns
out to be a shallow promise as workers and
staff are shipped in from elsewhere, and
visitors unimpressed with the "simple life"
remain largely within the confines of their
own pseudo "island paradise."
A development of this size has the po-
tential to swamp the island with the wrong
kind of visitors and would entirely alter the
character of our whole community by the
sheer volume of activity; the proposed ma-
rine constructions would affect our shore-
line and waterways irreversibly.
The Elbow Cay Club site surely does
need developing. Sensitively handled, it
could be a beautiful hideaway and much
needed asset for the entire community.
But it needs to be scaled to the island, not
swamped with a mega-development more
suited to the U.S. mainland.
In Elbow Cay and Hope Town you have
a pearl almost beyond price in today's
greedy world where "big and shiny" have
overtaken "natural and beautiful."
Your Abaco islands are a real treasure
deserving our care and protection, not to
be sold out for commercial greed.
Think LESS IS MORE. Remember the
fable. Don't kill the goose that laid the
golden egg.........
I believe as a community we need to
fight this proposal as it stands on every
front and be prepared to take the fight as
far as we need to make sure it never sees
the light of day.
Lady Ann Horsley
A Bahamian request
to keep small
As a fortunate Bahamian-born owner of
undeveloped land on Elbow Key, I write
with the hope of preserving the irreplace-
able and precious resources that are unique
to The Bahamas. Let me be clear, I don't
oppose all commercial development. The
Bahamas, with its numerous beautiful is-
lands, is uniquely positioned to satisfy both
those for and against this type of expansion.
There are many, such as myself, that
cherish the natural and scarcely populated

state of Abaco. Many other islands of The
Bahamas have experienced commercial
and tourist-oriented growth and so they
should. However, please leave some of
The Bahamas the way God created it, not
just for me and others like myself, but for
you and your children and grandchildren,
so that they may know and experience its
natural, relaxing and virgin beauty free
from too much human intervention.
Thomas Carless
Lucayos and Ocean View
Hope Town project is out of line
My wife and I have been visiting Hope
Town for over 35 years and own our own
home on the North End, which was built
for us over 30 years ago, so we have a
long and continuing love of the area.
We enjoy the ambience of a small,
close-knit community, the friendliness of
the people, the beauty and the relaxed life
style. Over the years we have, of course,
seen new building, and, indeed, expansion
and development are necessary to main-
tain a viable community. But this has to
be in a manner that is consistent with the
life style, facilities and the infrastructure
of the island.
The proposed development at the El-
bow Cay Club property is totally out of
line with these concepts. As others have
pointed out, the infrastructure, including
roads, garbage disposal, electricity sup-
ply, available staff and housing for staff,
are inadequate to support such a develop-
ment, quite apart from the increase in pop-
ulation, whether permanent or transient,
which would significantly change the na-
ture of the island.
In addition, the idea of a marina of the
scope outlined would create real problems,
interfering with navigation and intruding
over the open sea. This proposal is so very
different in nature to the protected marinas
and docks at Sea Spray, Hope Town Hide-
aways or Hope Town Marina.
The continued success of Hope Town as
a place to live and as a vacation destination
has been based on carefully nurtured slow
growth and the absence of major resorts
that are seen on other cays. These, by and
large, may have given rise to profits for
the developers but have offered little else
in the way of advantages, but on the other
hand lead to significant problems, includ-

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On the first Saturday of August, I vis-
ited to the Cancer Society Thrift Store lo-
cated behind Abaco Groceries in Marsh
Harbour. I had to squeeze between the cars
that lined the front of the shop to reach
the door. It was 10:30 and the shop had
been open for half an hour. It was buzzing
with people looking at clothes, books or
whatever paraphernalia caught their eyes.
Volunteers folded T-shirts and sweaters
disturbed by the shoppers. The co-presi-
dent of the organization, Marjolein Scott,
was going from person to person assisting
while little Justin McDonald went to all the
ladies he knew asking if they wanted to buy
something. Mrs. Scott took a few moments
to mention that this was a regular Satur-
day that even more people were waiting in
front even before opening time! The shop
is open only on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to
1 p.m.
When the past president and founder of
the Cancer Society, Hugh Cottis, passed
away a couple of years ago, Mrs. Scott and

Mrs. Veronica Saunders, who had been
with the society for 16 years, assumed the
co-presidency together. It has worked very
well, said Mrs. Scott, so they decided to
keep that set-up. The society is supported
by volunteers such as Linda Wiltfang and
Esther Bethel, who work in the store, and
by the community that donates all kinds
of goods. "We always need more things,"
said Mrs. Scott. Anything books, clothes,
furniture, household goods, bric-a-brac,
art work; it all sells. Larger pieces can be
left at Abaco Groceries, she mentioned, as
Ian Roberts has the key to the store. Pick
up can be organized for larger items.
This new location where the organiza-
tion moved about a year and a half ago was
donated by Mr Randy Key. More spacious,
it offers a kitchen and a private bathroom, a
fact greatly appreciated by the volunteers.
The shop is only one of the fund-raising
methods. The Cancer Society is very ac-
tive, always organizing functions from
walks to art shows. The next event, Den-
im Day, will take place on October 1st.
Schools will participate as well as this year
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Although it opens for only three hours on Saturdays, it does a brisk business selling do-
nated items. The money goes to cancer victims for transportation to medical facilities and
medical expenses. It is located behind Abaco Groceries in Marsh Harbour.

banks. The twelfth annual Art Auction will
be held at Mangoes Boutique and Restau-
rant again on December 12th.
Not only adults support the Cancer So-
ciety; children have participated in donat-
ing some of their savings. Young Yael
Sawyer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert
Sawyer, collected money for one year by
buying items at flea markets and resell-
ing them for a little profit; a year later she
came to the store with a bag full of money
that she handed over to Mrs Scott.
The organization helps cancer patients
with travel or medical expenses.
Murphy Town Day
By Mirella Santillo
The first Murphy Town Day, a fund
raising event, took place on July 18th at
the Burial Society. The Town Committee
Chairman, Renardo Curry, thought it was
a successful event supported by most of
the Murphy Town community, in spite of
a late start. Part of the street next to the
festival grounds had been cut to traffic and
food, tents and games had been set up by
late morning. The food was donated and
prepared by various residents and the tents
were supplied by local government.
The early part of the event gathered a
family crowd who enjoyed Praise Danc-

ing by various church groups, among
them the dancers from Change Ministries
and Gospel music by Genesis. The Bluff
Point Choir and the Dawkins Sisters made
their very popular appearances entertain-
ing the audience with their singing while
the children exhausted their energy in the
bouncing castle. Gary McDonald, a musi-
cian with the group Impact, acted as DJ for
most of the day and later performed with
his band.
As it has become customary with these
summer events, most people came late eve-
ning after the heat of the day. Mr. Curry
estimated that approximately 200 people,
including residents from other communi-
ties, patronized the event which lasted until
late evening. He stated that the results of
the money was collected will be announced
to the residents of Murphy Town during a
meeting scheduled for the near future. The
funds are to be used towards the develop-
ment of the Murphy Town Cultural Park
located on the waterfront.
New school in Murphy Town
By Canishka Alexander
Little Doves Academy in Murphy Town
will soon open, according to its founder,
Tanika Curry. The school will serve a two-
fold purpose and operate as a nursery and
Mrs. Curry plans to use a combination
of the A Beka curriculum with strategies
from the Ministry of Education's curricu-
lum to ensure the children are taught ev-
erything they need to know.
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Central From Page 10 The air-conditioned school is spacious and Pigeon Peas who make their living by for other farmers and people in the agricul-
and comfortably adequate to hold the 30 working in the community should put back tural business to emulate. For that purpose,
with a child of her own, Mrs. Curry is ex- students she expects. So far, 25 students something in the community by keeping his office in conjunction with the Bahamas
cited about the opening of the school. She have been registered. There will be two their grounds well maintained and cleaned. Agriculture Producers Association, orga-
gave a tour of the individual classrooms, teachers assisting her at the school. Many people agreed with Mr. Wilmore nized a tour of the farm and the retail shop
pointing out a Bible, science and computer She encourages parents to visit the that the Haitian residents should keep the on August 7th.
center among other resource equipment school. School fees are reasonable with ad- areas where they live free of refuse and The Regional Specialist in Agricultural
and materials she has in place. As she ditional costs for lunch, for children who well tended. Health and Food Safety with IICA, Carol
stopped in the K-2 classroom, she talked are not potty trained and for late pick-up. Mrs Yvonne Key, a member of the Thomas, accompanied Dr. Alvarez as well
about what she has planned for the tod- Mrs. Curry will supply the learning mate- Marsh Harbour Town Committee, men- as Ms Paulette Ingraham with BAPA. The
dlers. "This room is designed to stimulate rial by photocopying them initially, and by tioned that E&D Waste Service has a con- group visited the retail production center
learning," Curry explained confidently. next year books will be available, tract with the town to empty the dumpster upon their arrival and subsequently in-
The next stop was the school's nursery, Concern about when it is full. However, they will not pick spected the farm where they enjoyed a light
which has all the suitable furniture in place, up any refuse deposited outside the con- lunch. Back at the retail production store
and surprisingly, the alphabet and other ed- garbage in the Mud tainer. When the dumpster is full, a simple
ucational material are on the walls. "They I was contacted a couple of weeks ago call to E&D Waste Service at 367-2784 Please see Central Page 12
won't just be staring at empty walls," she by a resident of Murphy Town whose will notify them to empty the dumpster.
said in reference to the babies and infants business is in Marsh Harbour. He was It was suggested that
that will occupy the room. "They'll be extremely concerned about the garbage since many Haitians
learning as they look around, too." situation in the Mud and the general look work as gardeners,
of disrepair surrounding that community. they could get together
He said that the dump- to cut the grass and
ster was overflowing plant a few flowers.
and that garbage was Let's keep our sur-
spread all around it. roundings in good order.
Upon checking on July Neem farm
30th I found out that
the bin had just been is model for
emptied, but garbage agriculture
was still strewn around
the area. The grass development
around the basketball By Mirella Santillo i
court was tall and food Dr. Marikis Alva-
and drink containers rez, representative of
were scattered about. the Inter-American In-
Potholes and a muddy stitute for Cooperation
area encircled the bas- on Agriculture in The
ketball court. Bahamas who has vis- A group toured the neem farm and retail production shop on
This is the dumpster on the Great Cistern Road that has not The gentleman com- ited Abaco on several August 7. The group was offered neem tea by Barbara For-
been emptied for over a week. The stench was so great that plaining stated that the occasions, chose the man. She is discussing neem products with Stephen Knowles
people had to hold their noses when driving by. residents of the Mud Neem farm as a model and Carol Thomas.

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in the afternoon, they were joined by local
farmers and Neem product retailers for an
explanation of the products produced from
the raw neem.
Ms. Thomas gave positive comments on
what the farm was doing while suggesting ways
to improve, especially regarding protecting the
items being manufactured for the public.
Dr. Alvarez is a promoter of "vertical
farming," a kind of operation whereby the
products produced on a farm are not only
sold but also processed in The Bahamas.
This was his reason for choosing the Neem
Farm as a model. Approximately 20 items
including natural pesticides and fertilizers

are derived from the neem trees.
During the presentation, the medicinal
qualities of the trees were outlined and ex-
plained by Daphne de Gregory and Nick
Miaoulis. Anyone accustomed to a bitter
concoction was treated to neem tea at the
end of the session.
The group from Nassau was impressed
with the operation and left wanting to pro-
mote this type of farming not only in The
Bahamas but also in the Caribbean.
Ruth Pinder will serve on
MH Town Committee
By Mirella Santillo
The seat left vacant on the Marsh Har-
bour Town Committee by the untimely

death of Michael Malone has been filled
by Ruth Pinder, who nominated for the
position. Nomination day was August 6
and Mrs. Pinder was the only person to
Mrs. Pinder comes with experience of
public service, having served on the Ho-
tel Licensing Board for two terms. She has
no preconceived ideas on the role she will
play on the Town Committee. She felt that
by serving in public office, she is giving
back to the community. "I'll be happy to
serve in whatever capacity I am needed."
She will be officially sworn in on August
12th by Assistant Administrator Whilma
Mrs. Pinder will serve till the end of

the term in
June 2010,
but she does
not know if
she will run
again in the
next local
New Ruth Pinder
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Sandwiches and Salads
By Samantha V. Evans
On May 18th Signature Subs, Sand-
wiches, and Salads opened in the Island
Bakery building on Don MacKay Boule-
vard. The eatery specializes in sandwiches
made from pepperoni, chicken, turkey,
crab, and beef. They are served on regu-
lar white or wheat bread with an additional
price charged for specialty breads. Pa-
trons can also order salads and wraps that
can be prepared using most meats avail-
able for subs. They now serve breakfast
that is microwave prepared. Meals can be
served with chips or cookies, drinks or
water. Prices are affordable and meals are
healthy. The store hours are 8 a.m. to 6
p.m. Monday through Friday. The phone
number is 367-3664.
Back-to-School Campaign
at the Chemist Shop
By Samantha V. Evans
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Back to School campaign, and, due to its
success, it is offering it again this year.
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home this year as a result of the recession,
the campaign may have a record breaking
number of participants. To enter, shoppers
spending $20 or more are instantly entered
to win the grand prize an IPOD Nano.
The Chemist Shop sells school supplies
year round but for Back to School, the
business ordered extra supplies to ensure
that they can meet the demand. The cam-
paign began in July and will end in Oc-
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and lunch bags. They have done their best
to keep prices as low as possible so that
items can be affordable for all.
Participants in CCC Train-
ing Receive Certification
By Samantha V. Evans
At the end of June of this year 23 per-
sons working with youth attended an En-

The work on the new runway at the
Marsh Harbour International Airport has
had many delays. When the Minister of
Works, the Hon. Neko Grant, was on
Abaco on May 21, he thought the runway
could be opened for daytime use only in
three to four weeks. Now more than two
months later permission still has not been
given to use the runway.
Capt. Patrick Rolle, Director of Civil
Aviation, has stated that the runway will
be opened for day time use as soon as
construction work is completed so per-
sonnel and equipment will not be com-

riched Relationships for Youth training
course with Dr. Richard Marks held at
the Christian Counseling Center office in
Marsh Harbour and on August 7th all of
them received certificates. Before they
received their certificate Pastor Frederick
Arnett, Executive Director of the Christian
Counseling Center in Nassau, gave them
a motivational talk. He stated that he be-
lieves that much work can get done with
unity, but there are still too many persons
who want to build their own kingdom. He
encouraged the participants to live each
day to fulfil the call as God gave each per-
son a purpose. Hence, it is important that
they know what their purpose is or they
will be ineffective.
Pastor Arnett encouraged them to be
gentle and patient with each other. He stat-
ed that to be effective they must build good
strong relationships with people. They
must try to maintain good relationships so

promised. The paving is being done by
Bahamas Hot Mix and there are stipula-
tions in place by that company's insur-
ance company to satisfy its demands.
A tentative date of August 22 to 25 has
been suggested for the opening, baring
any more delays. Before that time one
company has been taking GPS fixes for
publishing to pilots.
Capt. Rolle is wanting to have the run-
way open as he realizes the dangerous sit-
uation that exists with the present runway.
He also realizes the importance to Abaco's
economy to have the airport upgraded.

that they can have a good prayer life with
God. He hopes that some of them will vol-
unteer at the Center as there is much work

to be done. He and Dr. Marks will be back
soon to host a marriage seminar so those
who are interested are welcomed to attend.

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A number of individuals in the Haitian
community were upset about the early
morning raid on the three predominately
Haitian settlements The Mud, Pigeon
Peas and Sand Banks through a joint
effort of the Department of Immigration,
Royal Bahamas Defense Force and Royal
Bahamas Police Force.
The first exercise took place just before
sunrise on July 30th and saw some 165
Haitian migrants detained at the Marsh
Harbour Immigration office for process-
ing to either be released after producing
proper documentation or detained and
transferred to New Providence for farther
Members of the local Haitian commu-
nity were lined up outside of the Immigra-
tion office in an attempt to get their fam-
ily members released and were incensed
about the lack of respect and how their
family members and friends were treated.
Luzena Dumercy, who is of Haitian
descent but is a citizen and can vote in
The Bahamas, said a woman was dragged
through the Mud because she resisted and
children were taken from their homes and
beds. She added that these exercises are a
waste of time because the majority of the
individuals rounded up are legal.
There were men who were still in their
boxer shorts and were not even allowed to
get dressed before being take to the Im-
migration office for processing.
Ms. Dumercy said, "I think they need
a better system. I do believe some of these
people have to go because they don't have
legal rights to be here, but they need to
better the system. They treat these people
like animals and they come hunt them
down like criminals with their big guns.
They choke them, run after them, beat
them up and a few persons have broken

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bones and stuff. If I am in a situation, my
instinct is to run because you can't fight
them. I am not even expecting respect
right now because that is a far off word
and I don't even expect them to have that.
This is inhumane the way they do this and
these people are not treated with decency.
Some of them are your family, and you
may be biased. But we would respect them
more if they did their job with some de-
cency," she added.
Windley Toussaint, a 20-year old born
on Abaco of Haitian parents, was visibly
upset as he was trying to have his 18-year
old brother, Kelly Toussaint, released after
being detained from the Sand Banks com-
munity just outside Treasure Cay. Despite
having all of his paper work, Kelly Tous-
saint was still detained and his brother,
who works for the Ritz-Carlton Club on
Abaco, said they kept turning him around.
Despite his producing the necessary docu-
mentation, they are still not releasing his
Mr. Toussaint said the illegal migrants
do hurt the Haitians who are here legal-
ly because the officers collect everyone.
They do not care if they are legal or not.
He feels the illegal immigrants should be
detained because they are only hurting the
Ms. Dumercy said if the powers that be
treated the Haitian community with more
respect and understanding, they would
get more assistance as to who is illegal or
committing crimes and less with people
being aggravated with them.
Windley Toussaint said, "I feel very

stink about all of this because my brother
was born on the island, has his travel doc-
uments and his birth certificate and they
still have him and asking for more paper
work. I don't know what they want me to
prove or not to prove. This is really, re-
ally frustrating because to me this is really
bad because these people are only looking
for life, everyone is looking for something.
Everyone has a family to feed and I know
they shouldn't be crowding the country
like that. But it shouldn't be done this way.
The ones who don't have paper work I
think it is right for them to round them up
because they have a job to do. But if some-
one proves they are legal, why should you
still take them and have them locked up,"
he added.
With the constant threat of fire in the

Mud and Pigeon Peas a number of indi-
viduals allow their bosses to keep their im-
portant documents and thus do not have the
paper work in their possession.
A number of business owners went to
the Immigration office trying to get their
employees released. Michael Parotti, who
owns Sugarland Nursery, said he always
tells his employees to keep a copy of their
work permit in their wallet. He said, "As
a Bahamian if they are catching illegal im-
migrants, then it is something that is nec-
essary. My workers have work permits,
but it must be kept on you so if this situa-
tion occurs you can prove you have status.
Sometimes there is a misunderstanding,
and you just have to clear them up. I don't
think Bahamians should employ illegal im-
migrants because I don't," he concluded.

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Cherokee Sound worthy cause. The family would like to thank ing visitors alike who are out of school for The parents must have been very proud of
everyone who came and stayed for a day of the summer and trying to find something their children because the children all did a
By Lee Pinder perfect weather and lots of fun. But more to do. It started on July 24th and ended wonderful job.
Vacation summer camp importantly a big thank to the many friends on July 30th with a Pot Luck Dinner with School gets a new kitchen
Something the children look forward and businesses who donated food and goods grilled hot dogs and hamburgers and ev- Some construction work is being done
to every summer is vacation camp. T his to help make the day such a huge success. eryone bringing a side dish. As everyone to the school building. The old office sec-
year it started on July 8th, together with And we want to thank Mrs. Joanne Sturrup in the community was invited a huge crowd tion is being transformed into an actual of-
children's movies once or twice a week in and the local handiwork of the Cherokee la- turned out. It all started at 5:30 p.m. and fice space for the principal and teachers'
the evenings for them to enjoy. When I dies who made and donated the lovely quilt ended abruptly at 8:30 p.m. when the mos- exclusive use, and the refrigerator is be-
stopped by to see how they were doing, I that went at auction for a whopping $2,260 quitoes took over. Even though the little ing moved out. The boys' bathroom area
saw little ones splashing in a kiddie pool (which had three very determined bidders as beastees chased us all home, a good time is being transformed and being made into
and the bigger ones playing tag with wa- well as three final contributors), was had by all. a much needed kitchen area while the old
ter balloons. For kids it doesn't get much Treasure hunt and bonfire Thanks to the visiting minister in training, girls' bathroom section is being converted
better than that on a hot lazy summer day. The Vacation Bible School was held Ms. Kenya Lovell, for coming up with the into two separate bathrooms with two sep-
"Ah, to be young and carefree again!" for all the kids both locals and vacation- Treasurer Hunt and all the ladies for arranging arate entrances, one for girls and one for
Medical the food. By the way, the Blue Team (George, boys. The work is moving along right on
SKaden and Haven, all under six years old) schedule and should be finished in time for
fund raiser came in first along with a little help from their the new school year and promises to bea
On July 11lth there leader, Captain of the Duke of Topsail, Mi- welcome change to the old set-up.
was grilled dolphin or chael Bethel, who threatened to scoop all three
barbecue chicken din- '1 of the little fellas up in his
ners, freshly cut conch arms and dash to the finish
salad and homemade line if he even spied any
ice cream at a local other team coming close to
event to cover medi- finishing before them (and
cal expenses incurred he could do it, too). Well
for Una Albury, who done, Blue Team. The
passed away on June grand finale was a fantastic
20. There was Hoop- bonfire set up at the wa-
La for the little ones L ter's edge on the beach that
who won plenty of made a beautiful scene to
prizes, but the high- behold but didn't do much
light of the day was a to deter the mosquitoes.
very busy auction with In addition, the Va-
lots of enthusiastic bid- cation Bible School at-
ders. tendees put on a special
Lots of friends A mini-raffle was held at the event in Cherokee Sound to raise presentation for the com- The ladies of Cheorkee Sound are well known for the beauti-
showed Abap raise money for the medical expenses of Una Albury. This happy munity on August 2nd at ful quilts that they make. They frequently donate one for rais-
over Abaco to help raise little boy from Sandy Point won a brand new bicycle donated Epworth Chapel to show ing money for worthy causes. This quilt was auctioned at the
money for this very by Cherokee Food Fair. what they had learned fund raising for Una Albury and brought in $2260.
AyCeoe Fo ar

Sales Team of
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James Moir Broker


Beach Front Parcel # 714 45,343 s/f parcel, 100'
beach fi-ontage on Atlantic Ocean, Electricity available,
Ideal site for permanent residence or vacation home.
Inland Lot Near Beach # 1176 Large 21,450 s/f
level lot on main street, electricity & telephone
available. $59,500.

Inland Lot Near Beach (Ref # 756) Large 13,000 s/f
lot near white sandy Atlantic Ocean beaches, native
vegetation, Good road access. $38,000.


"Paradise Point" # 659 Furnished 3 bed, 2.5 bath,
2,400 s/f waterfront home with porches & balconies
on 1/2 acre. 193' elevated Sea of Abaco frontage,
Fantastic views. REDUCED TO $595,000,

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

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"seaGlas Cottage" # 1237 Charming 2 bed, 2.5
bath, 3 level furnished beachfront home on private
1.20 acre parcel. 1,800 s/f under roof, plus 900 s/f
decks/patios. 100' sandy & iron rock shoreline. New
windows & central A/C. Panoramic sea views.

Boiling Hole Parcel # 1022 Total I 1 acres sea-to-sea
from Sea of Abaco to bay side. 153' high rocky
shoreline on Sea of Abaco. Magnificent sea of Abaco
views. (Also available in smaller parcels.) $299,500.
Boiling Hole Lots # 1030 2 Sea of Abaco waterfront
parcels on Great Abaco Highway. Choice of 73' or 80'
rocky shoreline, utilities available, great sea views.
EACH $95,000.
Sunset Ridge Community Lots # 570 14 spacious
residential lots from 14,792 s/f to 18,488 s/f. High
elevation, close to Treasure Cay. All utilities
available. Starting at $47,500.

"Double Eagle" # 757 Recently renovated 3 bed, 3
bath, plus loft, 2,500 s/f furnished home on 11,610 s/f
canal front parcel. 95' sea wall, 68' fully serviced
dock. Underground utilities. Near beach. $776,000.

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# 1374 -18,600 s/f waterfront parcel, 108' deep water
frontage, plus 50' long boat slip. 3 bed, 3.5 bath, 2,284 s/f
home under construction. Price will increase as
construction progresses. All utilities available, privacy
entrance wall & fence. Great sea views. $322,000.
Residential Parcels
# 823 10,150 +- s/f canal lot w/130' frontage & 105'
deep water dock w/ water & electricity, Fantastic
beach nearby. $345,000,
# 1258 9,000 s/fcanal lot with 87' of water frontage,
160' of lay-along docks & shared recessed boat basin
# 602- 15,334 s/f canal corner lot w/197' seawall.

# I080 12,100 s/f canal parcel with 11 0'sea walled canal
frontage. Boat davits installed. $238,950.

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

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

# 998 13,459 slfcanal view corner lot, near beach

567- 2.139 acres on highway near Leisure Lee. Includes
50' elevated ridge. 119' highway frontage. $149,700,

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The Abaconian Section A Page 17

Sales Team of
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James Moir Broker

"Camelot" # 1234- Beachfront Estate. New custom
designed4 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.
"Trident House" # 317- 3 bed, 3.5 bath, furnished
3,500 s/fbeach fiont home. Breath-taking beach & sea
views. Good rental income. NOW $1,999,000.
"Flip Inn" Windward Beacl,-008 2 bed, 2 bath,
1,620 s/f under air be skj ,pl1lus garage on 2 lots
totaling 28,2~5J W'cently refurbished, tastefully
furnished. I sandy beachfi-ont. $1,725,000.
"Porter Place"- Brigantine Bayt # 868 -Newly
constructed, furnished SQ3 bath canalfront home,
3,040 s/f under roof, dfuile garage, 165' ofdockage,
new boat lift. $1,495,000.
WindwardBeach-Beachfront Home #1191- 2 bed, 2
bath, 1,550 s/f furish Lbpch home. 350' sandy
beachfront, 48,589 s9S1ascaped property. A sea view
from every reoom! Separate garage. $2,115,000.
"PilotHouse"- Rock Point# 1380 2 level, 3 bed. 3
bath furnished waterfront home at entrance to Treasure
Cay harbour. 3,314 s/f under roof on 18,800 s/f parcel.
Boat/plane ramp to sea. Great sea views. $1,160,000.
Palm Bay HarbourfrontHome #2 # 1071 -3 bed, 3.5
bath new, 2,077 s/f, unfurnished waterfront home.
Private garage, private boat slip with 20' beam.
Fantastic panoramic water views.
"Seaclusion "- # 1348 4 bed, 3 bath furnished home,
including efficiency apartment on 15,200 s/fparcel on
Windward Beach. 1,810 s/f under roof. 95' sandy beach
frontage. Exceptional sea views. $999,999.
"Laguna" Galleon Bay # 745 3 bed, 2 bath single
storey, 1,550 s/f canal front home, furnished, elevated
landscaped lot, carport & garage, deep water 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/f lot, close to beach.
Adjoining lot of 14,000 s/f also available.
REDUCED TO $135,000.
Bahama Beach Club 2046 # 1009 3 bed, 3 bath, 2nd
level Phase 5,2nd level, 1,750 s/f living space condo,
closestto beach, tasteful contemporary furnishings,
unparalleled sea & beach views. $1,150,000.

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Royal Poinciana Beachfront Condos -Phase 4
# 716) Premier 3 level, 3 bed, 4.5 bath, plus loft newly
built condos on Treasure Cay Beach. 2,860 s/f under
roof attached garage. 644 s/f covered/open
Bahama Beach Club 2020 # 1139- 3 bed, 2 bath,
1,650 s/f 2nd level beachfront condo, Stunningly
furnished, elegantly decorated. Superior beach &
ocean views. $1,035,000.
Atlantis Condo 2112 -# 929- 4 bed, 4 bath 2,000 s/f2
level furnished waterfront condo on Brigantine canal,
great water views. Preferred end unit. Includes 2 large
boat slips. Short walk to beach! $865,000.
Bahama Beach Club # 2005- # 1370- 3 bed, 2 bath
ground level 1,645 s/f comfortably furnished condo.
Awesome sea views from most rooms Overlooks beach
and pool. Great vacation residence. $822,000.
Royal Palm Condo # 2424 # 1399 3 bed, 3 bath,
(including loft) 2nd level, 1,264 s/ffurnished condo
overlooking harbour & marina. Well maintained, near
beach, excellent rental income potential. $599,950.
SandDollar Condo # 7- #1456 2 bed, 2 bath, 1,000 s/f
ground level furnished beachfront condo. Wel
maintained, superb sea views, comunity pool. Best
Value! Priced to sell. $499,995.
Beach Villa 507f# 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, Nearbeach. $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/ffurnished
villa close to beach, marina, restaurants & shopping area.
Great rental income potential. $349,000.
Mariner's Cove Condominiums:
# 1181 -4 bedroom, 3 bath, 2 level. 1.650 s/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, 1 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
Cay Beach. All utilities available Gorgeous beach &
sea views. $1,510,000.

Superb Beachfront Parcel# 1362 Treasure Cay level
& cleared beach lot of 12,600 s/f with 90' fabulous
sandy beach frontage. Breath-taking sunset & sea
views. All utilities available. $1,449,000.

Beach & Canal Lot Package #94 Windward Beach
lot of 17,542 s/fwith 100' of beach frontage on Sea of
Abaco, PLUS Galleon Bay lot of 17,955 s/f with
approx. 76' of sea-walled canal frontage. $1,446,000.

Bahamas Real Estate

Ocean Blvd. Jumbo Sized Beachfront Parcel# 1266 -
Approx. 52,575 s/fparcel (1.20 acres) with 115' sandy
beach frontage & 460' depth. Superior building lot. All
utilities available. Fantastic sea views. $1,386,000.
Ocean Blvd Beach front 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' ofsandy beach.
Splendid Sea ofAbaco views. All utilities available.
Windward Beach # 999 12 ,a.,E beachfront parcel with
85' of frontage on S.eii o. All utilities available,
great buildinglWV" $599,950.
Brigantine Bay # 1200 13,664 s/f canalfront parcel with
106' of bulkheaded deep water frontage. Includes dock &
dolphin pilings, protected dockage, Allutilities available.
Superb water views. $525,000.
Windward Beach # 817 Half acre waterfi'ont parcel
directly on Sea of Abaco, 124' beach frontage.Newly
installed sea wall. All utilities available. $482,000.
Galleon Bay# 1356 24,732 s/f large canal front parcel
with 158' of bulkhead& sandy waterfront. All utilities
available. Panoramic water views. $465,000.
Galleon Bay # 744 19,256 s/f cleared canal parcel with
68' bulkheaded deep water frontage. All utilities
available. Superb views along Galleon Bay. $460,000.
Brigantine Bay # 1173 & 1174-2 adjacent deep water
canal parcels, each 11,200 s/f with 80' bulkhead &
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 20,9 ) s/f canal parcel with
sea wall & 90'+deep wate dolphin pilings. All
utilities avail tastic building lot, spectacular
water viewA Tong Galleon Bay. $299,950.
Windward Beach Drive-Sea View Parcel # 1353 -
Excellent 11,090 s/f residential parcel. Level building
envelope, all utilities available. Short walk to both
Windward Beach & Treasure Cay Beach. $120,000.
St Andrews Estates, Golf Course Lot # 1341- 11,151
s/f residential parcel with 130' 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
suite, guest cottage, pool & dock situated on 1.74
elevated acres with 330' of shoreline. Superb panoramic
water views. $2,599,000.

Atlantic Oceanfront Parcel #746 Approx. 1 acre
residential parcel, 154' elevated shoreline near Orchid
Bay community, great ocean views, 5395,000.
"Secret Beach "# 1267/1268 Ocean Front Elevated
Parcels 9A (19,190 s/f) & 9B (16,144 s/f) lots, each with
100' +/- of Atlantic Ocean rocky shoreline & sand beach
frontage. Prime building sites. EACH $249,000.
Dolphin Beach Estates # 1412 Exceptional 20,000 s/f
waterfront parcel on Sea of Abaco with 145' of elevated
rocky shoreline. Utilities available. $549,000.

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More South Abaco News

Outcome of the
beach erosion
If you have not been down to the Long
Dock lately, you probably don't know
about the results of the local government's
effort to halt the erosion of the sand at the
mouth of the Bridge Creek. Many residents
were worried about how and why the beach
was being eroded with each changing of
the tide just a few short weeks ago. Now,
however, since a jetty of large boulders

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back and the rushing waters of the Bridge
Creek have a straight path to the sea. We
understand that "the experts" are not sure
that this will be the ultimate solution to
the problem, but it soothed some worried
minds and has solved the immediate con-
cerns. We were told that sometimes when
you solve a problem "here," another prob-
lem pops up "over there." So, I guess we
will just have to "wait and see."

Local Government has made a jetty of big boulders. This photo shows machinery at work
on the jetty.


The Bridge Creek that drains the mangroves beside the community of Cherokee Sound
began changing its channel, eroding the beach and threathening residences nearby.

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August 15,2009

The Abaconian Section A Page 19

Viewpoint... Elbow Cay Club project fallacies

By Clay Wilhoyte
A Bahamian Citizen
Please allow me to make comments regard-
ing the proposed Elbow Cay Club and Marina.
I was present at Hope Town District
Council office when Mr. Mark Mason pre-
sented plans for The Elbow Cay Club and
Marina on July 16th.
I am not against development and I feel
we would all agree that the Elbow Cay
Club property is in desperate need of reno-
vation. However, the plans as presented
are not in the best interest of Hope Town.
Mr. Mason showed members page 3 of
his master plan which has an aerial image
of the proposed location of the marina. He
explained that the breakwater would not
project beyond a line extending between
the westernmost shoreline (between the
Hope Town harbour entrance and Fry's
Mangrove) and the westernmost point of
land just south of Robert Malone's proper-
ty, and that buoys had been placed to mark
the location.
I explained to the Council and Mr. Mason
that the buoys were set much further out than
what he was saying and that I was adamantly
opposed to the breakwater as presented.
Immediately after the meeting, I went
out and placed a marker where he had in-
dicated the outer edge of the breakwater
would be located. It measured 320 feet
from shore. A measurement to his buoy
was 535 feet from the shore.
The marina comprises a massive 7+
acre bulkheaded enclosure and 140 + slips.
The plan shows dockage for 51 boat slips
(35 feet and larger), 194 feet of additional
dockage and 86 boat lifts! The slips and
lifts will be sold. With the number of slips
and boat lifts the marina will look more
like a shipyard then a resort marina. Can
you imagine the view of the Sea of Abaco

the guests would have? The bulkhead will
change the natural channel, disrupt boat-
ing, have an irreversible effect on the wa-
ter flow along the shoreline and will be
a hazard to navigation. Wait for the first
hurricane that comes by and damages or
destroys the bulkhead. We would to have
to live with the consequences for the rest
of our lives.
The master plan is too dense. Mr. Ma-
son states, "... approximately five units
per acre." Twelve Estate Lots plus 88 Vil-
las plus six Live/Work Units equals 106
Units. Nineteen Acres divided by 106
Units equals 5.58 Units per Acre. That is
based on no other structures on the proper-
ty. But what about the other 36,000 square
feet of buildings shown on the plan? And
what about the playground, family swim-
ming pool, adult swimming pool, sports
court, town square, two parking lots and
inland beach? The density will be far great-
er then what Mr. Mason states.
I felt it was important to let the communi-
ty know the size of this development and the
possible impact it would have on this island.
Kent LeBoutillier and I organized a meeting
which we held at the Hope Town Lodge on
the July 29th. Unlike Mr. Mason's "plan-
ning session," the meeting we called was
open to the public.
We had over 150 people show up and
Mr. Mason was given an opportunity to
answer questions from the audience. How-
ever, rather than answer the questions he
insisted on delivering a sales pitch. I finally
had to take the microphone away from him
because he was not answering the ques-
tions and was wasting our time. His com-
ment regarding Mr. Chester Thompson was
uncalled for and very disrespectful. Mr.
Thompson is one the most honorable, dis-
tinguished gentleman of this island and has

done more for this community than any of
us will ever know.
An earlier Abaconian article and Mr.
Mason's August 4th email to me says there
is approximately 2000 feet of open water
space between the marina breakwater and
the adjacent body of land. If I use the di-
mension taken from his plan and the mea-
surement for his buoy that he placed in the
water, there is approximately 1250 feet of
open water, not 2000 feet. "Open water"
is very different from navigable water, es-
pecially for a deep draft boat. (We have
a lot of "open water" on the west side of
Lubbers but that doesn't mean it is all navi-
gable, especially at low tide). The depth
requirements of a 20-foot outboard boat
are quite different from that of a larger
vessel. Mr. Mason also says, "Elbow Cay
Club has 1000 feet of waterfront in Fry's
Mangrove....." According to the Marina
Plan (sheet 4), the property survey shows
approximately 498.55 feet of water front-
age in Fry's Mangrove, not 1000 feet.
Just prior to the Council's office closing
on August 6th, we submitted in writing to
the Hope Town District Council office a
petition with over 630 signatures, 450 com-
ments and over 140 letters of objection. I

would like to thank everyone who signed
the petition and a special thanks to those
who took the time to write a personal letter.
Throughout the Bahamas there have been
projects such as this pushed through by de-
velopers who promise jobs for locals and all
the great things their project will do for the
local economy. According to the developer
they will pay no duty or property tax. How
does that help the economy? How many
actual jobs will this create for residents of
Hope Town? Once the developers make
their profit, what incentive will they have
to stay? This island is our home and we will
have to live with it for the rest of our lives.
Elbow Cay has always been successful
with its small scale resorts and the diverse
selection of rental cottages. The combina-
tion of these resorts and cottages and the
commitment of locals to preserve our is-
land heritage is the reason Elbow Cay has
prospered while other islands have suf-
fered. I have a deep love for this island and
its residents and am committed to protect-
ing our resources. Mr. Mason has the op-
portunity to do something wonderful with
the property. He should seriously listen to
the suggestions that the community and
others are giving him.

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Obituaries of Family and Friends

Adam Evans, 24, of Murphy Town
died in Spring City on July 16. He is
survived by his father Brian Adderley;
mother Cheryl Evans; sister Danielle Ev-
ans; brothers Brandon and Chase; grand
parents Daniel Evans; nephews Brandon
Junior and Tayon Rahming; aunts; uncles;
cousins; and many other relatives and
Funeral announcements will be an-
nounced at a later date.
Walter U. Lightbourn, 72, of Sandy
Point died on July 17. His funeral service
was held at St. Martin Anglican Church in
Sandy Point on August 2. Rev. Fr. Earl
Hepburn officiated assisted by Bishop
Drexel Gomez. Interment followed in the
Sandy Point Public Cemetery.
He is survived by his loving and devot-
ed wife of 53 years, Naomi Virgie Light-
bourn; daughters Rubilee Lightbourn,
Julieth Deal-Laroda, Glacie Gaitor, Ethel
Rolle, Nicola Charlton, Marilyn Oshodi
and Samantha Lightbourn; sons Lun-
sworth, Sr., Jonathan, Gerard and David
Lightbourn, and predeceased by son, Wal-
ter, Jr; sons-in-law Gary Deal-Laroda, Sr,
Cedric Gaitor, Sr., Raymond Charlton,
Sr., and John Oshodi; daughters-in-law
Ellen and Ernestine Lightbourn; grand-
children Trevor and Tremaine Morley,
Samantha, Giavanna, Shanda, Savannah,
Lunique, Lathera and Lunsworth Light-
bourn, Jr., Nicolas and Gary Deal-Laroda,
Jr., Gulisa Lightbourn, Adrea Burrows,
Valene Adderley, Petra, Geleece, Cedric,
Jr., Kaitlyn Gaitor, Monique Lightbourn,
Nickesha, Monesha, Munroe, Jr., Nikia
Rolle, Davisha, Johnette Lightbourn, Da-
vante, Rayann, Rackell, Raymond, Jr. and
Nicolas Charlton; great-grandchildren En-
tynique, Alexia, Bravano, Treco, Akilah,

Claide, Jr. and Diamond; sister Ezerma
Palaious; brother Kenneth Lightbourn;
adopted brother; Louis Dames; adopted
daughters Margaret Clare, Bridgette Jen-
kins, Ma Judy, Kerrie Blackwood and
Freda Flowers; sisters-in-law Glacie Dean,
Lillian Roberts, Virginia Adderley, Ella
Dean, Hattie Dean, Minvella Lightbourn,
Irene Burrows, Vicki Bain and Louise
Bain; brothers-in-law Patrick Bain, Wil-
bur Roberts, William Adderley and Ver-
nal Burrows; and many other relatives and
The funeral service for Sylvia Thomp-
son Armbrlster, 71, of Fox Town was
held on July 25 at St. Anne's Anglican
Church in Fox Town. Rev. Fr. Dwight
Rolle officiated assisted by Catechist
Christopher Russell. Interment followed in
the St. Chad's Cemetery in Fox Town.
She is survived by her husband Leimon
Armbrister; sons Deno, Richard, Glen,
Stafford and David Armbrister; daughters
Marina Darville and Nethlyn Armbrister;
sister Rosebud Sturrup; brothers Eric and
Bernard Thompson; grandchildren Ro-
mano, Kerriann, Delavon, Jevon, T'Neha,
Topedo, Sherina, Chestla, Kesia, Z'Tanna,
Roypachino, Trevor, India, Meriforlon,
Tinicia, Tameka, Shawnlee, Shaquille,
Mia, Stalem Tyler, David, Jr. and Myrno;
great-grandchildren Jodash, Monae, Shan-
tina, Ivanson, Lauren, Xavier and Lynden,
Jr.; sisters-in-law Geletha Armbrister,
Anna Thompson, Lillian Armbrister and
Rose Thompson; brothers-in-law Preston
Thompson, Charles and Richard Arm-
brister; daughters-in-law Gloria, Olive,
Shanamae, Betsy and Nirvana; son-in-law
Chester Darville; great grand aunts-in-law
Ruth Wells, Rhoda Lightbourne and Olga
Russell; granddaughter-in-law Taka Davis;

adopted daughters Carolyn Forbes, Joyce-
lyn McIntosh, Carol Cyprien and Berna-
dine; many cousins; and many other rela-
tives and friends.
The funeral service for Miriam Louise
Murray, 79, of Cooper's Town was held
on July 25 at the Church of God Cathe-
dral in Cooper's Town. Bishop Archilus
Cooper officiated assisted by Rev. Her-
bert Edgecombe. Interment followed in the
Public Cemetery in Cooper's Town.
She is survived by her husband Alfred
Murray; sons Charles Bootle, Ashwell,
Johnly, Marcel, Zyndall and Debreth Mur-
ray; daughters Jennymae Hoyte, Shirley
McIntosh, Betty Nairn, Julie Edgecombe
and Andrea Johnson; adopted children
Samantha Cornish, Vangie Stuart, Cecil
Knowles, Jr. and Sonny Joseph; grandchil-
dren Natasha Sawyer, Victoria, Paulette,
Shavonne, Shonelle, Shelly and Charles
Bootle, Jr., Edward, Jr., and Renaldt
Hoyte, Nykil, Jr., Ahmad, Alexandrea,
Shanique, Christina, Kimberly, Zyndall,
Jr., Gabriel, Deleisha, Dennis, Moni-
qua, Makeva, Deangela, Deangelo, Dan,
Ashwell, Jr., Ashley, Ashonique, Jamal,
Preneko and Johnae Murray, Franklyn and
Yulanda McIntosh, Zeneka, Angelique,
Remya, Michael, Jr. and Brittany Nairn,
Trillo and Jalon Edgecombe, Fieasha
and Farrah Johnson, Lashae, Ferccal and
Cerene Cornish; great-grandchildren Gla-
nessa, K'von and Edwin Bootle, Sarnan-

tha Johnson, Ranard and Natalia Sawyer,
Austino and Diamond McIntosh, Wonye
and Zeniah McIntosh, Philia and Shilia
Greene, Shondre Pratt, Shirrel Smith, Ny-
turah Murray, Aiden and Sierra Hoyte and
Tyreke Nairn; sisters Naomi Hepburn and
Leah Humes; nieces Macy Cooper, Dorcas
Thompson, Eulimae Pinder, Patrice Rolle,
Delrosa and Shadrena Hepburn and Caro-
lyn Humes; nephews Rispah and Wen-
del Hepburn, Derek and Randy Humes,
Denny, Fred, Cedric, Oswald, Elton, Er-
ick, Calmen, Elvern and Wayne Parker;
daughters-in-law Sharon Bootle,Tatanisha,
Bethseba, Pearl, Mildred and Monica
Murray; sons-in-law Edward Hoyte, Sr.,
Michael Nairn and Robert Edgecombe;
grand-daughter-in-law April Hoyte; grand-
son-in-law Mario Sawyer; God children
Tonia Knowles, Bethsheba Darville and
Portia Russell; and many other relatives
and friends.
The funeral service for Wilbert "Bill"
Bootle, 57, of Murphy Town was held on
August 2 at the Marsh Harbour Seventh
Day Adventist Church. Pastor Desmond
Sturrup officiated assisted by other minis-
ters. Interment was in the Public Cemetery
in Murphy Town.
He is survived by his sons Nathan Boo-
tie, Sr. and Marvin Bootle; daughters Em-

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Obituaries From Page 20

ily Davis, Lawanda, Latoya, Loretta and
Lasonia Bootle; adopted daughter Latisba
Douglas; grandchildren Nathan, Jr., Timo-
thy, Jr., Tashawn, Lynden, Jr., Lynario,
Tammy, Faith, Gaysha, Tianna, Makaya
and Lyntario; son-in-law Timothy Davis,
Sr.; daugthers-in-law Sophia Bootle and
Tamika Bootle; brothers Rodney, Hilly,
Emitte, Lester, Johnathan and Rocklyn
Bootle; sisters Minalee Bodie and Keva
McKinney; sisters-in-law Ernestine, Mil-
dred, Natasha, Racquel, Raquel and San-
dy Bootle, Marguerite Levarity, Monica
Adderley, Violet Smith, Judy Curry and
Brenda Cooper; brothers-in-law Sgt. Hu-
bert Smith, Joe Curry, Charles Bodie, Ba-
sil McKinney and Michael Levarity, aunt
Armeania Smith; uncle Rupert Bootle;
nieces and nephews Don and Jonna Boo-
tle, Samantha and Quincy Jones, Shavez,
Richia, Rodney, Jr., Lavargo, Hilly, Jr.,
Natasha, Emmanique, Azarial, Shaquille,
Durrell, Johnathan, Jr., Decarlo, Rocklyn,
Jr., Alexis, Deneze, Don, Jr., Jonnijah,
Kelia, Basia, Kendra, Katalyn, Basil, Jr.,
Brian, Kirk, Willis, Dennis, Ron, Cindy,
Thomas, Trevor, Michael, Anthony, Jr.,
Julie, Al, Jermaine, Monique, Jasmine,
Jigeria, Misty, Phylicia and Ashley; god
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O(wpoinl... Haitians are upset with treatment

By Luzena Dumercy
The raid in the Haitian communities of
the Mud and Pigeon Peas on Thursday, July
30, was a piece of cake in comparison to
Friday's raid of those communities. Instead
of their usual early morning raids, the De-
fense Force officers along with Immigration
officials started raiding around 12 noon on
Friday, July 31. Of course, many Haitians
were caught off guard, as this was not the
normal trend. I assume this was the inten-
tion of the Defense Force officers, the sur-
prise element. The Defense Force officers
and the Immigration officials that conducted
the raids were not from Abaco. They were
brought in specifically to raid the Haitian
communities. I know that they were just do-
ing their jobs, but the methods used were
deplorable. They treated both legal and il-
legal migrants worst than dogs! Haitians
are humans after all, but the officers did not
seem to care. The Friday raid was one of the
worst one conducted in my memory.
There were a lot of Haitians that were
at work during the raid that Friday, and they
came home to find their homes in a shamble.
All the houses that were locked were forc-
ibly opened and ransacked. Beds were flung
upside down, bags were searched and thrown
on the floor, refrigerators were raided and
the list goes on! Many of these homeown-
ers who do not want to be named stated that
they are missing money that they had in their
bags or hidden somewhere in their homes as

well as jewelry. A few mentioned that they
are missing phone cards and other valuables.
Even juices and sodas were missing out of
their refrigerators!
After the officers entered these homes,
they did not bother to properly secure the
house after they left. There was one particu-
lar lady living in Pigeon Peas who was away
in Florida visiting her daughter. She arrived
home a few days later to find her home in
total upheaval. Personal items were thrown
everywhere, and nothing was the way she
had left it.
The Immigration officers and Defense
Force officers need to realize that individ-
ual's personal belongings are that, theirs,
and should be treated with some respect
and consideration. Just because he or she
may be illegal, does not give them the right
to do as they will with money, jewelry and
other belongings.
Overall, I would say that at least 400 hun-
dred men, women and children were taken
during that raid. Mainly women and chil-
dren were arrested. Many of them were hit
or roughed up if they attempted to run. The
officers had big guns on these children as if
they were hardened criminals. What I find
unnerving was the fact that young children
such as Carline, Edelna and her sister were
taken. Edelna just graduated from the Cen-
tral Abaco Primary School. She was excited
to be going to Abaco Central High School.
Her uniforms are already being made, and

school supplies bought. Due to the fact that
her parents' work permit is not current for
this year, she will be repatriated.
What hurt me so much is that she nor her
sisters have ever been to Haiti, do not read
nor write Creole and now will have to go
to a place foreign to her and go to school
there. She will be starting grade seven so
you must imagine that school will be quite
difficult for her. Another disadvantage for
her is that because she will now gro w up in
Haiti, when she turns 18 and applies for her
status in The Bahamas, she will be granted
a permanent resident status and not a pass-
port. Therefore, even though she was born
in The Bahamas, she will not be considered
a Bahamian as is her right.
I know that some individuals do not care
about such cases or the plight of the Haitian
people and the struggles that they have to
go through in this country. All I ask is that
you have some empathy for these people. I
ask that you put yourselves in their shoes for
once, and not think only of the negatives.
Edelna is only one of the children that has
to go through this. We are all human beings
trying to improve our lot in life, and it is
not easy whether one is a Bahamian, Haitian
or Jamaican. It is easy to point fingers and
think only of the negatives when it comes to
Haitians. I agree, they are an easy target.
But keep in mind that they are human beings
and have feelings.

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Letters From Page 9

ing an increase in crime.
We would urge the Hope Town Council
and all other bodies that may be involved
in reviewing these plans to firmly reject
them as being out of context for Elbow
Cay and as totally inappropriate.
Paul and Ann Gooding.
Appeal to the Hope
Town Council
As a part time resident/homeowner in
Fry's Mangrove, I would like to disap-
prove of the ridiculous expansion that is
being planned at the Elbow Cay Club area.
Having seen the plans, I heartily vote no
for the development that Mark Mason has
drawn up plans for: a multitude of condos,
restaurants, bar, pools, rental property that
will devastate the out island ambiance that
we have come to love over the 28 years
that my husband and I have been coming
to Hope Town.
We co-own a home in Fry's Mangrove
as well as co-own a home on the ocean.
Both homes will be located near both plans
of Mark Mason's. We have come to Hope
Town to get away from the resort type resi-
dences/big time condos, etc.
This will not only increase the trash
situation, but our once quiet cove will be
swamped by boats, people, noise. And
what about the environment? The environ-
ment not only on land, but sea, will be over
wrought with the public's use. I for one
do not want this type of development on
our small Elbow Cay and especially not in
our neighborhood. An out-island is meant
to be a place away from the "maddening
crowd." This is exactly what we came here
for. The Elbow Cay Club area will bring in

the Maddening Crowd!
Les and Bonnifer Schweizer
Against Hope Town project
It has been our good fortune to spend
time on Elbow Cay each year for many
years. We have enjoyed the island's beau-
ty, tranquility and unique atmosphere. We
have reveled in its "small town" friendli-
ness. Please reconsider the proposed build-
ing that will from all reports negatively
impact Elbow Cay's ecology, sustainabil-
ity and general character.
Bob and Naomi Smith
Unclear of future
risk to Hope Town
We have been visiting and owning prop-
erty on Elbow Cay for over 25 years. Dur-
ing that time we have seen much change,
most of it has been in keeping with the style
and ability of the island to absorb and sus-
tain those changes in an appropriate manner.
The proposed development on the Elbow
Cay Club property is, in our opinion, NOT
appropriate for that site or for the island.
I am confident that a full scale environ-
mental impact analysis would show that the
changes to shoreline structures and tidal
currents would have a devastating effect on
Fry's Mangrove (a major nursery area for
aquatic life) as well as the shallows extend-
ing to the west and south. The loss of veg-
etation on the building site would increase
storm water runoff into the surrounding
salt water shallows and change the char-
acter of the inshore aquatic environment.
Others have already noted the pressure that
would be applied to power, roads, traffic,
public safety and law enforcement.
As a bank CEO with much experience
in mortgage lending, I have seen a num-

ber of planned developments, like the one
proposed, evolve from planning to initial
growth to mature projects. Even the seem-
ingly successful projects run the risk of
degrading as the initial developers and in-
vestors recover their investment and move
away from active management and turn the
management over to a homeowners asso-
ciation or contract management company.
That may be a risk that a small community
like Hope Town should avoid.
We are strongly opposed to the Elbow
Cay Club proposed development.
Don and Joan Abrey
Impact too great for island
Mark Mason sent out his program to all
of us and it is very obvious that he neither
knows nor recognizes the beauty of Hope
Town or its people. What he is proposing
will indeed change the entire island both
physically, mentally and ecologically with
this "town" he wishes to construct. He
either doesn't know or probably doesn't
care that the reason most of the people that
come to Hope Town are there for Hope
Town as it is and not an island awash with
150 boat slips, three swimming pools,
three restaurants, hundreds of people
{please remember 150 boat slips with two
people each do add up!}, plus more people
brought in from outside for staff. And God
knows how many golf carts. Please, please
consider the future along with the pres-
ent when making this commitment. Also a
check on Mr. Mason's past ventures might
be a help in reaching a decision.
With my prayers and hopes for Hope
Town and its people,
Anne M. Krout
Project would destroy
Abaco image
The principal concern I have is that the

development will virtually destroy the im-
age that Abaco has tried so very hard to
establish that of being the Family Islands.
Over the years that image has held up very
well and has attracted a large number of
people who have contributed to the econ-
omy of the area and enjoy the ambience
created by the Family Island image. With
such a development will come shopping
malls and eventually gambling casinos
none of which will enhance the desirable
image. Let the folks who want big time re-
sort life, shopping and gambling go to Nas-
sau where there is already an abundance of
such opportunities.
I truly believe that Hope Town and the
rest of Abaco would be better off without
such a vast and sudden increase in popu-
lation with its accompanying demand for
services. Taking into account all of the
negative impact on Hope Town, I do not
see any benefit to the area from the subject
development. My advice to the town coun-
cil is that they reject the development or, at
the very least, have the developers rethink
their scheme.
Bill Schwarz
Wants peace and quiet
As a second homeowner on Lubbers, I
have had the pleasure of visiting in won-
derful quiet Abaco for some time now. The
quiet and old world beauty is what draws
me and my husband time and again to
spend time there. A bustling development
with all the traffic and noise is exactly what
we DON'T need. There are few places in
the world that have been preserved, and
Hope Town is one of them. I also fear for
the ecological impact a place of this size
would create. Please consider the negative
wave of events this development poses.
Angele and Steve Zack

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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........................ ............................. 366-043 1
Treasure Divers, Treasure Cay............................................. 365-8571
Brendal's Dive, Green T. Cay ............................................ 365-4411
D ive G uana........................................................................ 365-5 178
Man-O-W ar Dive Shop ............................................... 365-60 13

Taxi Cab Fares for one or two passengers
Plus extra for each passengers above two
Marsh Harbour Airport to: (effective22 Dec 08)
C linic, Dow ntow n, Regattas, ....................................... $10
Ab Bch Resort, Eastern Shore, Pelican shore $15
Spring City $15
Dundas Town, Nat Ins bldg, C Abaco Primary Sch $15
M urphy Town & G reat. Cistern ........................................$20
S n a ke C ay ...........................................$ 3 5
C a s ua rina P o int ................................................. $ 6 0
Cherokee, W inding Bay, Little Harbour............ ......... $80
Baham a Palm Shore ............................................ $90
C ro s sin g R o c ks .............................................................$ 10 5
S andy P oint ................................... $ 150
Le isure L e e ........................... ..... .. ...... $ 5 0
Treasure Cay Aorport, G Turtle ferry ............. ........$80
Treasure Cay Resort ... .. .. ........... .. $85
F ox To w n .......................................................$ 18 5
Between Marsh Harbour Ferry and:
Clinic, downtow n, Ab Beach Hotel ................................$ 5
Nat. Ins. Bldg, Murphy Town, Gr. Cistern ........................$10
Waiting time X$20 per hour, X$10 per half hour
Children under three free Caged pets as people
Luggage X$1.00 each over four, Surf boards X$4.00 ea.

Treasure Cay Airport to: Effective 22 Dec 085
G reen Turtle Cay ferry dock ............................................$10
M ade ira P a rk ......................................... $20
S a nd B a nks ......................................... $25
Treasure C ay R esort ..............................................$30
Le isure L e e ......................................... $ 45
B la ck W o o d ....................................................................$ 2 0
Fire Road & Cooper's Town ............................................$40
C edar H arbo ur ....................................... $60
W o od C ay .......................................... $70
M o unt H o pe ..........................................$80
F ox To w n .......................................... $7 0
C row n H aven ........................................ $90
M arsh Harbour airport .................................. .. $85

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

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

Visitors' Guide
Restaurants Services Transportation

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
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 Airport 8 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

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Charter Boats
Lucky Strike Hope T 366-0101
Sea Gull Hope Town 366-0266
Salt 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
JodyAlbury ......... 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

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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
W orking boatyards........................................... Man-O-W ar 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

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 ......................$$ ..... .....366-0065
Little Harbour
Pete's Pub
Lubber's Quarter
Cracker P's......................................... 366-3139
Hibiscus ..................................... 365-6380
Island Treats Snack Bar..................... 365-6501
Guana Cay
Docksiders...................$$$............. 365-5230
Grabbers......................$$$ ............. 365-5133
Nippers ............... $$$ ...........$.. 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
Sundowners..................................... 365-4060
Wrecking Tree Restaurant
Sandy Point
Nancy's ........................
Pete & Gays .................$$$ ............ 366-4119
Rickmon Bonefish Lodge................... 366-4477

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VOLUME 17, NUMBER 16, AUGUST 15th, 2009

Basketball Clinic teaches basic skills

IA group of professional basketball

Nassau experts coach Central Abaco youth
By Samantha V. Evans
Jeff Rodgers has been hosting basket-
ball camps every summer in Nassau for the
past 22 years and for the first time he and
his team hosted a one-week camp at the
Grace Gym in Marsh Harbour. The camp
was held from August 3rd to 7th with the
final jamboree and closing ceremony held
on August 8th.
SThe connection between Jeff Rodgers
and Tony Davis of Abaco was formed
some years ago. By chance earlier this
summer they reconnected while Mr. Davis
was in Nassau. With the persistence of Mr.
Davis, Abaco was selected for a one week
Family Island camp. In a matter of four
weeks plans were made for Mr. Rodgers
and his team to come to host the camp.
Mr. Rodgers was accompanied by for-
mer NBA player Scott Barrel, who spoke
with the campers on the first day of camp.
all players from Nassau held a week-long Basketball Clinic for the youth of Central Abaco. With Also present for the camp were five pro-

years of experience organizing similar camps in Nassau, they were able to orgainze the youth and teach them skills in a very efficient
manner. The clinic was held at the newly completed Grace Gym in Marsh Harbour.

Please see Basketball Page 2

Sandy Point youth studies

whales and dolphins

Hurricane Guide

Starts on page 8Be Prepared
Your Plans

Hope Town youth enjoyed

Sailing and Sports Camp

Bahamas Marine Mammal Rearch had a group of Young Bahamian Marine Scientists
to assist in its research on whales and dolphins in the waters around Abaco. See story
on page 6.

A party at Pete's Pub was the closing event of the season for Little Harbour. Everyone
enjoyed water activities while shore activities included music by Fire and the Goat
Peppers and grilled wild boar. See story on page 21.

Campers on Elbow Cay enjoy games and sports, learn to sail and windsurf and took
trips to Mermaid Reef and Cracker P's. The organizers have been offering this op-
portunity for Hope Town's youth for the past 17years.

By John and Alexa Maher
Hope Town Sailing and Sports Camp,
founded by "Mr. Jim" and "Miss Marjie"
Laughlin, has just finished its 17th con-
secutive year. The camp runs through the
month of July, and is sponsored by the
Hope Town Sailing Club. The Laughlins
invite family and friends to Hope Town
every summer to help as counselors for
the campers. The housing for the coun-
selors is donated by second homeowners.
The camp consists of sailing, windsurf-
ing, games, trips, crafts and sports. Ap-
proximately 40 children ranging in ages
from 5 to 16, most of whom are local Ba-
hamians, participate each day.

As first year counselors our experi-
ence has been exciting and one unique to
Hope Town. Every morning for the past
two weeks we gather with the campers
outside of the Hope Town Sailing Club.
Depending on the weather and boating
conditions, we either travel to Nathan's
Bay on the north end of Elbow Cay or
we spend the day in town. There's never
a dull moment. In town we play four
square, take trips to the lighthouse, do
arts and crafts prepared by Miss Marjie,
play games at the ball field with Mr. Jim
and swim on the North Beach.
Please see Camps Page 6

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Basketball Clinic improved basic skills

Basketball From Page 1
fessional basketball players who started off
as campers themselves. Mitch Johnson at-
tended the University of Idaho and is trying
out for the NBA (B) division. He plans to
either attend the NBA development league
or play overseas in Germany. Kramer B.
Taylor graduated from college and is now
one of the coaches with the program. Ja-
maal Douglas graduated from Eastern
Kentucky University and is now pursuing
the professional game in Poland. Harrison
Moxey is a coach with the camp and head
instructor. Divaz Moss is attending Oak-
wood University in Alabama and is hoping
to become a certified computer engineer.
Even though he is playing basketball right
now, he plays to pursue the academic side
as far as he can go.
Mr. Rodgers stated that he is proud of
all of these young men especially because
they decided to give back to the camp
which was their starting ground. He added
that he is grateful for the opportunity to
have helped them and many others secure

scholarship to attend college to play bas-
ketball after graduating from high school.
Some of them remain and play basketball
professionally while others decide to re-
turn home. Mr. Rodgers explained that he
started out playing basketball but did not
love the sport initially. But when his pastor
asked members to consider ways they can
give back, he started the basketball camp.
He has worked hard and the camp has
grown and become a great start for many
Bahamian youth who wish to attend college
or play professional basketball.
At the camp, they focus on basketball
skills but they teach character building
skills, national pride and life skills as well.
They began each morning with the national
anthem, prayer, national pledge and camp
pledge. The campers learned drills and the
fundamentals of the game such as how to
stand, shooting, fouls and how to hold the
ball right. On the first day they learned
fundamentals without the ball and learned
the rules, the importance of the rules and
doing drills, day two they started to handle
the ball and each day after that they learned

something new. The campers were divided
into four groups by age. Mr. Rodgers de-
scribed these kids as smart, keen and quick
He would like to see programs provided
annually to harness the talent they possess
and to keep them sharp. They are lacking
the fundamentals but this camp has helped
to get them started with that development.
The local coaches and basketball associa-
tion must now work together to implement
programs for them. He encourages school
coaches to be committed to properly pre-
paring players for the game and early
enough so that conditioning can take place.
Coaches and players must realize the im-
portance of practice, eating the right foods,
not smoking or drinking alcohol, keeping
their mind sharp and mentally clear and be-
ing in great physical health to have their
optimum game.
Mr. Rodgers expressed that Grace Gum
is the best he has seen in The Bahamas.
He is pleased that they were able to play
indoors where it is cool. Players play best
when they are in a first class facility and
Abaco is well on their way to grooming
great future ball players. Now that he has

had a chance to come to Abaco, he plans
to make this an annual event. He already
has plans to sell Abaco to the NBA players
as every year at least three to four of them
travel with him. He also plans to bring
scouts from Nassau and the United States
to view local talent here.
Mr. Davis plans to keep Abaco on the
circuit and is so pleased that the campers
made a good impression on Jeff Rodgers,
who has committed to making Abaco an
annual stop. However, corporate support
is needed to hold sports events on the is-
land. The camp this year was spearheaded
by Mr. Davis and a committee made up
of Neulessa Major, Enid White, Godfrey
Rolle and Jimmy Green. Together, they
ensured that the players were comfortable
and all expenses associated with the camp
were covered. To offset expenses, there
was a registration fee charged, a conces-
sion stand set up and a small fee charged to
attend the closing ceremony and game. In
order for them to get to the level of Nassau
players, sponsors will be needed to assist

Please see Basketball Page 4

Some of the younger players are learning to weave in and out between their teammates
as they dribble the ball. The instructors were adept at breaking skills down into simpler
actions before showing them how to put them together into more complex strategies.


The teenage basketball players are developing skills at maneuvering on the court with the
ball. Each day the instructors taught more techniques and the young people responded
well and learned much.



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George Damianos Kerry Sullivan Laurie Schreiner Jane Patterson Stan Sawyer BillAlbury Lydia Bodamer
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#4578 ABACO OCEAN CLUB LOT 17 GorgeousWaterView. $225,000. Laurie Schreiner
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#4433 ABACO OCEAN CLUB Lot 46 Large wacerfronc loc. $298,000. Laurie Schreiner
#4193 ABACO OCEAN CLUB LOT 87 Interior loc with high elevation. $125,000. Laurie Schreiner
#4580 ABACO OCEAN CLUB LOT 107 Community dockage available. $79,000. Laurie Schreiner
#3947 ABACO OCEAN CLUB Lo'r143 approximately 11,450 sq.ft. $150,000. Bill Albury
#4606 ABACO OCEAN CLUB Lor 152 Sea views, dockage available. $145,000. Laurie Schreiner
#4713 NORTH END LOTS 2 & 4 Beachfront. $180,000 each. Laurie Schreiner
#4714 INTERIOR LOTS- 14,295 sq.f.t $59,500 $62,000 each. Laurie Schreiner

#4071 BAHIAMA PALM SHORES LOT 43 Good residential area. $30,000. Bill Albury
#4493 GREEN TURTLE CAY L:WniewA YAcHr CL.ua Lots & house packages. From $275,000. Stan Sawyer
#4533 GUANA CAY Dolphin Beach Estates. Lot 68 HilltopView. $180,000. BillAlbury
#4572 LITTLE HARBOUR .97 acre, 150 ft harbourfront. $250,000. Laurie Schreiner
#4689 CEDAR HARBOUR 2 acre eco-friendly site wich deeded water access. $59,950. Lydia Bodamer
#4632 MARSH HARBOUR High Rocks Waterfront Lot. High elevation & views. $599,000. Bill Albury
#4888 TURTLE ROCKS 10 ACRes Water access and good elevations. $349,000. Lydia Bodamer
#4803 TREASURE CAY CHotIE CANAI..ONT LOr. $320,000. Stan Sawyer
#5050 CENTRAL PINES SEAGRAPE APT#l- 2B/28 duplex. $1,365/mo. Lydia Bodamer
#5053 GREAT CISTERN- 3B/28 Sea of Abaco Waterfront $1965/mo. Lydia Bodamer
#4858 PELICAN SHORES 3B/2B with pool, sea & harbour views. $2,7951mo. Lydia Bodamer
#5055 EASTERN SHORES 4B/4B with pool & shared dock.. $4000/mo. Lydia Bodamer

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Page 4 Section B The Abaconian

August 15, 2009

Instructors felt Abaco youth had basketball talent

Basketball From Page 2

with the continuation of this camp and the
implementation of local basketball pro-
grams for youth.
The closing ceremony was held on Sat-
urday night at which time the 70 plus par-
ticipants displayed all that they learned for
their parents. Senior Deputy Administra-
tor Whelma Colebrooke brought remarks
and described the Jeff Rodgers Basketball
Camp as the best in the country as it teach-
es youth how to get along with each other
as well as about basketball. The students
received their certificates after demonstrat-

ing their skills.
To climax the evening, three games were
played: Change Ministries Summer Basket-
ball League and the Marsh Harbour Street
Ballers; Latter Rain and the Church of God
of Prophecy; and the All Star team from
Nassau against the combined Abaco team.
Scholarships for
Basketball players
By Samantha V. Evans
Tony Davis is looking forward to
schools taking advantage of this new op-
portunity for talented basketball players to
qualify for scholarships to attend colleges

to play basketball. According to Jeff Rod-
gers, scouts come to The Bahamas every
year looking for the hottest talent. Over
the years he has assisted dozens of male
and female ball players to attend institu-
tions such as Columbia Union College,
University of Montgomery, University of
the District of Columbia and Texas A & M
International University. He starts looking
at the students from they enter grade elev-
en. He begins by contacting junior colleges
at which time he gives them his opinion of
the student. This is when the work begins
to get them into college. Sometimes, he
stated, the scouts come to view the student
at a game.
He is excited now that the College of
The Bahamas has a viable sports depart-
ment that is offering scholarships for ball-
players as well. Once the students continue
to work on their fundamental skills while
in school and attend this camp, they are
usually a great catch for college scouts.

Even though he provides an opportunity
for kids to learn the skills of basketball,
he sees the camp as a stepping stone for
them to also pursue their academics once
they complete high school. He encourages
parents to let their girls play as he has as-
sisted both to receive scholarships to play
basketball at the college level.
He predicts that more girls will receive
scholarships in the future. Academics are
key to playing ball so students must ensure
that they make the minimum requirements
of their schools by making the 2.0 grade
point average and taking the SAT exam.
Finally, they must graduate high school.
Making the grade is a major requirement
for playing ball at the college level. No ac-
ademics No ball playing, he stated. In or-
der for students to succeed as professional
basketball players they must be balanced.

The older youth are practicing what they have been taught. The instructors emphasized
teamwork and that they needed to practice a lot to be confident in their skills. It is hoped
that local leaders will continue the training that these young people have begun.

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Page 6 Section B The Abaconian

Youth attend a variety of camps

The Bahamas Marine Mammal Research
organization had a group of 12 Bahamian
students at a Whale Camp in Sandy Point.
Nine of these students were from the
Young Bahamian Marine Scientist groups
in Nassau, one girl was from Hope Town
and two were from Sandy Point. The Ro-
tary Club and the McTaggart Foundation
provided funding for the expenses of hous-
ing and feeding for group for the duration
of their stay.
This report was written by one of the campers.
By Trueranda Cox
During the week of July 5th to 12th
members of the Young Bahamian Marine
Scientist group and YBMS C.V. Bethel
chapter in Nassau were awarded a unique
opportunity. We were able to travel to San-
dy Point and work with the Bahamas Ma-
rine Mammal Research Organisation and
take part in its Marine Mammal Summer
Camp. I personally think that this opportu-
nity has made us realize the great diversity
of marine life that can be found throughout
the Bahamian waters.
In the Bahamas everybody can say that

they saw a pretty fish; but not that many
can say that they've seen a dolphin or a
sperm whale and like a very lucky few,
killer whales in the wild. I agree that those
were the highlights of the trip, but I don't
want to lead you under false pretenses.
Along with those breathtaking encounters
came long exhausting days on the boat that
left your heart broken if you didn't see
anything and hungry any way you put it.
But that's not all. There were long days
in the office identifying what seems to be
a never ending array of photos we took
of dolphins and whales on previous days.
We were involved in inputting all the data
collected into the computer from the dif-
ferent habitats that these marine mammals
inhabit. And the best part of working in the
office was listening to the clicks and whis-
tles of dolphins whilst they may have been
engaging in either feeding or social activi-
ties. By the end of the day, each of us can
say that this experience was worthwhile!
This experience has put into prospective
for us the reality of what is actually happen-

The Whale Camp offered by Bahamas Marine Mammal Research offered youth interest-
ing experiences in marine sciences as they had a chance to assist with research. They did
frequent field trips followed by computer exercises to record their findings.

ing in our world today and the great impact
we as humans have made on it without re-
alizing it. The YBMS pledge states, "We
promise to learn and to educate others about
the importance of sustaining our marine en-
vironment, and we will do the best we can
with the information given to us over the
course of the week." A quote that I com-
monly read states, "In the end we save only
what we love, we love only what we know,
and we know only what we are taught."
We would like to say to Rotary Club,
the McTaggart Foundation and Dianne
Claridge and Charlotte Dunn, thank you
for giving us this opportunity and a step-
ping stone in the right direction to become
stewards of our environment. Their kind-
ness and hospitality was overwhelming and
greatly appreciated. This experience would
not have been possible without them and


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When we travel by boat to Nathan's
Bay, the campers build sand castles, jump
off the dock, splash around in the water
and learn how to sail with Mr. Ron Engle
and windsurf with Miss Anne Adair. The
campers go on fun adventures such as ex-
ploring Mermaid's Reef, a protected and
preserved reef near Marsh Harbour, with
Froggies. During the last week of camp the
campers travel to Tahiti Beach, then have
lunch at Cracker P's on Lubbers Quarters
donated by owners Patrick and Linda Stew-
art. On the final day of camp for the year,
the campers participate in a scavenger hunt
around Hope Town searching for various
objects and prizes. After the last day of
camp, the campers are already excited for
next year, wearing their camp shirts and
bandanas with pride.

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Lot# 28B $120,000

"' dView Haven $3 0 arbour
' View Haven $3,500,000

Koyal narDour uasuarina roint
Lot# 26 $279,000 $230,000
uiaiulmaBAI E 0 NORTH A

Lot#10 $199,000 Lots 27,28,29,30 $43,900

Long Beacn LOt# 41 z,;-,k
#413,414 $79,000 each.
ahama Palm Shores
Waterfront $365,0,
asuarina Point $45,60
oe's Creek $52,50
weeting's Village $55,00
arsh Harbour House $178,000,
ahama Coral Island Lot $18,000
Bahama Palm ShoAER coNTR*516,500
1stAugust. 2009

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The Abaconian Section B Page 7



Dupuch Real Estate

Marsh Harbour Office
PO Box AB 20340, Abaco, Bahamas Tel: (242) 367-0288 Fax: (242) 367-0289
e-mail: jamesanddonna@erabahamas.com



* Island lots available
* Sustainable Community
* Pedestrian Friendly
* Volumes of Green Space
* 14 Acre Harbour
* Dockage
* Environmentally Conscious
* Grocery Store
* Restaurant & Shops
#14018 Lots starting at: $105,000-


South Abaco seaside community.
Homes built to withstand all weather
conditions and virtually maintaintance
free. Electricity & water available.
Homes starting at..............US$275,000

Offering beachfront, ocean view & hill-
top lots.
Homesites starting at........US$ 30,000


BEACHFRONT 14+ acres. 335 ft. of
sandy beach frontage. Hilltop.
Unparalled views of the Atlantic.
Close to Abaco Club at Winding Bay.
#13515 Price: $3,250,000

3 bed, 2 bath harbour view home.
Spectacular views of Little Harbour
& Sea of Abaco. Private dock & har-
bour mooring.
#13494 Price: $490,000

2 + acres with 135 ft. of direct water
frontage on Little Harbour. Private,
gated access. Great views of Little
Harbour & Robinsons Bight.
#13827 Price: $495,000
C-9 ~ I- sLVF

Just under one acre of direct ocean
front property. Fantastic Atlantic
Ocean views. Good elevations.
Cleared & ready to build.
#13604 Price: $199,000

Beautiful Atlantic Ocean views and
beach access. 1.34 acres. Minutes
from Pete's Pub and Winding Bay.

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Price: $230,000

Fantastic hilltop lot with Atlantic &
Harbour views. Steps away from
beach. Flats fishing & deep sea fish-
ing. Dockage. Can be subdivided.
#13914 Price: $298,000

Treed hilltop lot.Spectacular views of
Atlantic Ocean & Little Harbour.
Studio cottage w/kitch/liv/bed/bath.
Near Abaco Club, Winding Bay.
#14065 Price: $198,000

nished, 2 bed, 2 bath each side.
Direct Atlantic Ocean views. All util-
ities. Fenced yard. Turnkey.
#2818 Price: $530,000


2 bed, 2 bath cottage,fully furnished. Built
in 2008. Great views, beach access. All
utilities, cable, etc.
#13821 Price: $230,000

Lovely well maintained CBS home featur-
ing 3 bed, 2 bath, on corner lot 90 x 150.
Enclosed & landscaped property with gar-
den. Great forpets.
#2837 Price: $350,000

1 & 2 acre estate beachfront lots in sea
side community. Good elevations, gor-
geous Atlantic Ocean views. Utilities
#13544 Price: $295,000


Great canal front homesite, lot 164 on
Palm Dr. Sea-walled, cleared and ready to
build. Owner financing possible.


Price: $249,000

Multi-family unfinished duplex. Very nice 2 bed, 2 bath home with
Concrete block construction. 2,464 open concept living, sits on 1.75
sq. ft. total. Solid structure. Good acres. Can be subdivided. Great
investment.opportunity. investment opportunity.
S #13935 Price: $120,000 #13475 Price: $305,000

Bahama Coral Island Lots................................................Starting at: $25,000
Rahanma Palm Shores Interior Int Srctinn 1 ti3 nnnf

Bahama Palm Shores interior lot, Section 2.................... ........$37,000
Turtle Rocks Acreage 148 ft. shoreline, 728 ft. deep...........................$495,000

Opportunity awaits! 40 acres of 2 beautiful Gilpin Point beach lots,
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#13558 Price: $490,000 #13647 Price: $175,000/ea


* Green Turtle Cay 1.5 acres, 135 ft. beach, great elevations................$665,000
* HopeTown Centrally located, ocean front lot....................................$210,000
* Long Beach Interior lots...............................................Starting at: $ 30,000

* Long Beach 2 bedroom, long term RENTAL.,............................month/$1,500

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Page 8 Section B The Abaconian

IA guide to hurricane preparations

'09 Hurricane season
may be less active
According to hurricane experts who
make predictions based on a number of
factors that affect hurricanes, only six At-
lantic hurricanes are likely to form this
summer, making the 2009 hurricane sea-
son a little less active than recent years.
They predict that 12 named tropical storms
will form in the Atlantic Basin, which in-
cludes the Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico
and the Caribbean Sea, during hurricane
season from June 1 to November 30. Of

Hurricane Names
for 2009
Ana Henri Odette
Bill Ida Peter
Claudette Joaquin Rose
Danny Kate Sam
Erika Larry Teresa
Fred Mindy Victor
Grace Nicholas Wanda

It takes only one

storm to have a

bad season

those dozen storms, six will develop into
hurricanes, which have sustained winds
of at least 74 miles an hour. This is down
from the average of 17 named storms seen
in each of the past five years.
Experts suggest that two of the storms
will become major hurricanes with winds
above 110 miles an hour. The meteorolo-
gists base their forecast on cooler water
temperatures in the Atlantic. They also
feel hurricanes could be suppressed by
an El Nifiio event over the Pacific Ocean.
Previous El Nifios have caused upper-level
winds, or wind shear, that keep the hurri-
canes from forming over the Atlantic.
It is interesting to note that as this pa-
per goes to print, no tropical storms have
formed although there are two tropical
depressions in the Atlantic. They have
formed over the far eastern Atlantic where
most hurricanes affecting Abaco form. But
many of these turn north before they reach
the western Atlantic and affect us.
This is the quietest season since 1992. It
does not mean that we can be complacent.
We can remember in 1992 that the first
storm of the season formed late in August
in 1992. Hurricane Andrew formed dur-
ing the quiet summer of 1992 beginning
as a tropical depression on August 16 and
reached hurricane strength by August 22.
It hit North Eleuthera on August 23 as a
Category 5 hurricane doing great dam-
age. It then passed through the southern
Berry Island with winds of 150 miles per
hour before making a devastating landfall
in Southern Florida. It was the third most
powerful hurricane ever to make landfall
in the U.S.
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Hurricanes begin as a low pressure zone Hurricane damage results from three
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ter, the storms that become hurricanes also cent of all hurricane deaths can be attrib-
require warm ocean waters and light upper uted to the storm surge, the dome of wa-
level winds. ter created by the low pressure center of a
A tropical wave grows in intensity to de- hurricane. This storm surge quickly floods
velop into a tropical disturbance. As it be- low-lying coastal areas with anywhere
comes organized, it will have low pressure from three feet for a category one storm
and cyclonic winds, counter-clockwise in to over 19 feet of storm surge for a cat-
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the Southern Hemisphere. A tropical de- of deaths in countries such as Bangladesh
pression's wind speed is up to 38 miles per have been caused by the storm surge of cy-
hour. clones.
When the average winds reach 39 mph, 2. Wind Damage. The strong, at least
the storm becomes a tropical storm and re- 74 mph, winds of a hurricane can cause
ceives a name while tropical depressions widespread destruction far inland of coast-
are numbered. al areas, destroying homes, buildings and
There are approximately 80-100 tropi- infrastructure.
cal storms annually including the Pacific 3. Freshwater Flooding. Hurricanes are
Ocean and Indian Ocean and about half of huge tropical storms and dump many inches
these storms become full-fledged hurri- of rain over a widespread area in a short
canes. It is at 74 mph that a tropical storm period of time that can cause flooding.
becomes a hurricane. Hurricanes can range Hurricanes ultimately diminish reverting
from 60 to almost 1000 miles wide. They to tropical storm strength and then into a
vary widely in intensity; their strength is tropical depression when they move over
measured from a weak Category 1 storm cooler ocean water, move over land or reach
to a catastrophic Category 5 storm. Only a position where the upper level winds are
two Category 5 hurricanes with winds too strong and are thus unfavorable.
over 156 mph and a pressure of less than Although we can do nothing to affect
920 mb have struck the United States in a hurricane's path or intensity, we can all
the 20th century. One of these was Hurri- prepare. We stress with our readers that
cane Andrew that hit North Eleuthera and you use this section of the paper to be your
other islands in The Bahamas before cross- guide to prepare in case we have another
ing Florida and ending up in Louisiana in hit this year. Preparation needs to begin
1992. The world's lowest pressures ever well ahead of any storm being predicted to
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Weather terms I

Tropical disturbance: a moving area of
thunderstorms in the topics.
Tropical depression: an area of low
pressure, rotary circulation and winds up
to 38 mph
Tropical storm: counterclockwise cir-
culation of clouds and wind speed from
39-73 mph. These storms are given names.
Hurricane: a storm with winds of 74
mph or greater.
Eye: The center part of a hurricane
around which the winds and rain rotate.
Winds are light and skies are clear or part-
ly cloudy when the eye is passing through.
Categories: hurricanes are rated from
one to five.

High winds during a hurricane make it very

Advisory: updated information from the
National Weather Service issued hourly as
a storm approaches.
Small craft warnings are
issued as necessary
Gale warning: wind speed of 39-54
Storm warning: wind speed of 55-73
Hurricane watch: a hurricane may
threaten your area.
Hurricane warning: A hurricane is ex-
pected to strike within 24 hours.
Tornado watch: tornadoes and severe
thunderstorms are possible in your area.
Tornado warning: a tornado has been
detected in your area.
Take shelter immedi-
Storm surge: be-
gins as an arch of water
that sometimes reaches
out for 50 miles. It
forms over the deepest
part of the ocean and
combines with the low
pressure and strong
winds around the hur-
ricane's eye.
As the storm movers
over more shallow wa-
ters, the arch becomes
a huge storm surge or
bulge of salt water that
can rise up to 20 feet
above sea level, pro-
ducing massive flood-
dangerous to be ing.

Tropical weather terms



Terms specific

to hurricanes
When weather reports are given on tele-
vision or radio, they use terms which we
should be familiar with.
* A tropical depression with winds up to
38 miles per hour
* A tropical storm with winds up to 72
miles per hour
* A hurricane with winds of 73 miles per
hour or more
The weathermen also rate the hurricanes
in categories according to their potential to
cause disaster.
Category 1. Winds of 73 to 95 miles
per hour. Damage may include flooding of
low-lying coastal areas, small boats may be
torn from their moorings in exposed an-
Category 2. Winds of 96 to 110 miles
per hour. Damage will be moderate and
may include flooding in low areas, cut-
ting off access through low lying roads and
some damage to roofing materials, win-

Hurricanes pose
Storm surge: this is a rise in sea level near
the eye of a storm. When a storm makes
landfall, the surge can be up to 20 feet high
topped with huge waves. The storm surge
causes the greatest threat to lives and prop-
erty in any hurricane.
Wind: the high winds of a hurricane can
destroy buildings and vehicles and debris
can become flying missiles. It is extremely
important that you secure your home and
cover your windows. The goal is to keep
the wind out of your home. If a window is
broken or a door does not hold, it will al-
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Category 3. Winds of 111 to 130 miles
per hour. Damage will be major and may
include high water blocking inland roads,
serious coastal flooding, destruction to
small buildings.
Category 4. Winds of 131 to 155 miles
per hour. Damage will be severe and may
include cutting off access roads, major
damage to lower floors of buildings near
shore because of flooding and battering by
waves and debris, and collapse of roofs on
many small buildings.
Category 5. Winds of more than 155
miles per hour. Damage will be cata-
strophic and may include buildings col-
lapsing, many roofs collapsing, extensive
shattering of glass and windows, small
buildings overturned and blown away.
several hazards
cause damage from the inside.
Heavy rain: the rain from a hurricane
can be more than 10 inches. Marsh Har-
bour received over 19 inches of rain in
Hurricane Francis in September 2004.
This can produce fresh water flooding as
we experienced during Francis.
Tornadoes: Hurricanes can produce tor-
nadoes which we have experienced. The
death of a woman on Abaco during Hur-
ricane Irene in 1999 was due to a tornado
hitting her house in Bahama Palm Shores.
However, tornadoes are not a common oc-
currence at our latitude.

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Preparation is essential

Hurricane preparations must be sta]
now to ensure that you are ready for
storm that threatens. The key to surviv
is the preparations you make before ha
After a hurricane is predicted to cc
close, too many things need to be done
a short period of time and some things
sure to be forgotten or left undone. I
good to prepare now before a storm is t
If you wait until the last minute to p
chase supplies, the lines may be long
store shelves may be empty, leaving
ill-prepared. The following suggestions
The most important preparation
home owners and business owners is
have shutters for all your windows
doors. They need to fit well and ins
quickly. If you use wood, you need at l
5/8 inch thick plywood. These shut
need to be made and fitted well befor
storm is announced. But keep in mind
plywood is difficult to handle and instal
Now is the time to check to see
shutters are in good condition and you h
the necessary hardware for installing the
Other types of shutters include alumir
or steel panels. More expensive roll dc
shutter systems offer protection with li
maintenance. If you need a ladder for
stallation, make sure you have one av
able. It is good to keep a supply of boa
for last minute repairs. If you do not h

Early preparation

shutters, now is the time to purchase or
construct them.
If you have a gabled roof, make sure
that the gable is well braced. Also make
sure that there is wood sheathing, either
rted planks or plywood, behind the gabled end
any walls. A bead of good adhesive caulking
ing along the joint of the beam and decking of
nd. your roof will greatly increase the strength
)me of the roof.
e in Entry doors are easily damaged by high
are winds. Bolt all doors with foot and head
t is bolts with a minimum of 1-inch of the
pre- bolt length in use. Garage doors are quite
vulnerable to high winds. In the United
)ur- States about 80 percent of residential hur-
and ricane wind damage starts with wind entry
you through garage doors.
are Collect all important documents which
are irreplaceable or very important. These
for include insurance policies, ownership doc-
s to uments such as property deeds, titles of
and cars and boats. Remember birth certificates
;tall and passports and pictures you value and
east any other papers important to you. These
ters should be kept in a plastic bag or container
re a which can be sealed to be waterproof and
that kept with you. Make copies and keep the
11. copies in another secure place. Remember
that to make copies of the items in your wallet,
ave driver's licenses, credit cards, etc.
em. This is a good time to take pictures of
rum rooms in your house which show your fur-
)wn nishings. Then have a camera and film on
ittle hand for recording damage for insurance
in- claims purposes. These are excellent when
ail- dealing with insurance adjustors as proof
Lrds of what you have lost.

No matter how perfect weathermen
become in their forecasts of track and in-
tensity, they do not benefit us unless we
prepare. We still need to understand how
to respond to the danger posed by an ap-
proaching hurricane.
Well built structures still need the added
protection of hurricane shutters, howev-
er. Without shutters, substantial damage
can still be experienced even if the main
structure is not affected, due to window
breakage and the intrusion of the hurricane
winds and rain into the building. Well de-
signed shutters can result in substantially
reduced damages. There are a number of
commercial shutters on the market and var-
ious handmade plywood designs. It is im-
portant for the public to become informed
about which types of shutters are the most
effective. Obviously, the more effective
types of shutters need advanced prepara-
tions. It is often difficult or impossible to
obtain the materials and to construct or in-
stall the shutters after a hurricane watch or
warning is already in place.

What are the

best shutters?
The best kind are those that are afford-
able, are easy to install and offer the great-
est protection. Which of these properties
is most important depends on individual
circumstances. For a disabled or elderly
person it may be ease of installation with
either an automatic closing mechanism or
accordion type shutters. For those with
limited incomes plywood shutters may
be the only affordable option. For most
people the best compromise would be steel
panels which offer good protection, but are
certainly more expensive than plywood.

The most worthless type of protection is
the often employed use of various types of
tape over the windows. This practice does
little or nothing to prevent breakage, may
result in large, more dangerous pieces of
flying glass and is extremely difficult to
remove after the storm.
Some people are experiencing a certain
level of protection by covering their win-

Please see Hurricanes

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I Preparation includes shutters

Hurricanes From Page 10
dows with special impact resistant protec-
tive film. Others are using a new type of
impact-resistant storm window. Various
types of commercial storm shutters can be
effective but many are untested and have
been found to fail in stronger hurricanes
(e.g., Hurricane Andrew in 1992). Miami-
Dade county (Florida) now requires that
all commercial shutters pass rigorous tests
before they can be approved for sale and
installation. It is recommended that com-
mercial shutters are not used that have
not passed these types of tests. The shut-
ters range from the most inexpensive (but
still highly effective) metal corrugated
panels type -- aluminum or steel (heavier
but stronger!) to electrically operated roll-
down shutters, also effective if properly

Plywood shutters
Many people, however, can-
not afford any type of com-
mercial shutter. Most resort to
using plywood attached to the
structure using various meth-
ods. The least effective method,
used by many people with mini-
mal time to prepare, is to let
the plywood overlap the win-
dow opening and attach it to the
structure using concrete nails.
This technique can cause more
harm than good since in even
moderately high winds, most
of these poorly-attached boards Cut naik
will be ripped off and become was on t
dangerous flying missiles! dation o
Which ever type of shutter is was dest,

selected, it is important to remember that
shutters are only as good as the quality
of their installation. Also, no shutter can
fully compensate for a poorly constructed
house, an unprotected garage or various
large objects that can impact homes and
other structures during a major hurricane.
But, the higher the degree of preparation,
the greater the probability that damage will
be minimized!

A few comments on

plywood shutters
The least expensive alternative are ply-
wood shutters. But home or business own-
ers have to make them themselves. They
have several disadvantages. They are very
heavy and awkward to install, particularly
ones that are covering large windows or
glass doors. They hare bulky to store and
are prone to deterioration.
Use 5/8 or 3/4 inch exterior grade ply-

s are not adequate against storms. A house
his foundation but was fastened to the foun-
nly with cut nails. This house in North Abaco

wood and 3- or 4-inch heavy duty barrel
For a small or medium size window,
only four barrel bolts are needed -- one for
each side or two each on the left- and right-
hand sides. Large windows need additional
bolts. A good rule of thumb is to use one
bolt every two feet or so.
A good fit is important for the window
to be protected. Some window frames may
not be square, so be sure to carefully mea-
sure each side and corner angle and cut
the plywood to fit. (Some planing of the
wood might also be needed.) It is helpful to
mark which side of the panel is on top, and
which side should face
out. Also write on the
panel which window
or door it is meant to
Screw the barrel
bolts to the panel, place
the plywood up against
the window, and mark
where each barrel bolt
slides up against the
wall. Once the marks
have been made, re-
move the panel and
drill the bolt holes into
the window recess.
Use a drill bit just large
enough to accommo-
date the bolt. (The fit
should be tight enough
that a gentle tap with
a hammer is usually This is an examj
needed to fasten the the sand washed
bolt.) later jacked bac
For panels covering from the beach. I
very large areas (such their report.


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even a full-length piano hinge to make the
panel easier to fold, handle, and store).
Once your panels are done you may
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You need to consider the

Early planning

This is the time to begin thinking about the hurricane
season and how it might affect us. The season began on
June 1 but the worst of the season is from mid-August
through mid-September. This does not preclude a hur-
ricane affecting us here before that date or after, as we
experienced Hurricane Wilma in 2006 the end of Oc-

What will you do when a storm approaches?
Do you have the supplies you need?
Should you leave your home and go to a friend's home or a shelter?

Some general decisions to be made

Synopsis of preparation
Know the storm surge history and eleva-
tion of your area.
Learn location of shelters
Review needs and working condition of
emergency equipment, such as flashlights,
battery-powered radios, etc.
Ensure that enough non-perishable food
and water supplies are on hand to last for
at least two weeks.
Obtain and store materials, such as ply-
wood and plastic, necessary to properly
secure your home.

Check home for loose and clogged rain
gutters and down spouts.
Keep trees and shrubbery trimmed. Cut
weak branches and trees that could fall or
bump against the house. When trimming,
try to create a channel through the foliage
to the center of the tree to allow for air
Determine where to move your boat in
an emergency.
Review your insurance policy to ensure
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= 0.975 Acres -
100'Ocean Beachfront
127' Creek front
3 Bedrooms. 2 Baths
1,336 s.f. Residence
-88'dock .35'1
-Auxiliary Generator
#MWH1I139- $2,150,000.

Green Turtle Cay
New Plymouth
4 Bedrooms. 2 Baths
-2,170 s.l. Residence
285 s.: Covtered Porches
Land -3,480 s.f,- Near
Public Dock in Harbour.
-Historic Gingerbread
Harbour Views.
i #GTHII19- S450,000.

Green Turtle Cay
-j ledruom'u.4 Bahls
--1.977 sr, Riteid str
-3.5 Acres Sea-to-Sea
- 130 Ocean leachilrom
- 20 'in Coco IBa
- Private Dock ul Cowa Bay
- 15KW Au Genm
- 60( (PD) -Watermnlker
GTt I 1097 Four Issible Sale
Options Vram: S462,000 for
I acre w/dutock lc,. on (.'c Ilay.
int 2,300,000 Ir empire Eslale
Man-O-War Cay
Eastern Harbour
- 2 Bedrooms. 2 Baths
- 1.030 s.1 Residence-
- 1.290 s.11 Covered Deck
- 0.877 Acres
- 82' Ocean Frontage
- Semi-Pri\ ae Dock..
- Superb Ocean Views

IMWl11076 S1,550,000.

Man-O-War Cay -
-4 Bedrooms. 1.5 Baths.
- 1.240 s.f. Residence.
-0.3213 Acre- 14.000 s.,
- Hillside for great Ocean
- Beautifully Landscaped
- Fully Furnished &
#MWHI1020- S5-49,500.

* "ATLANTIS"- 19.239 s.C.- 10.4417 Acre 95"to'North Atlantic Bacuh-
frontage 159' in Depth Beautiiul Beach-Tront building she Central Great
Guana C(a location Semi-private dock. MiiGVl 135 NEW-S485,000.
* "CAPTAIN'S COVE" -6.653 s.fr-.t)152 Acre-45.4T7olf Seaol'Abaco
frontage- Prime building site- can carr ai privatudock 180 degree views -
underground electric and ptavcd road. #GGVI091 5375,000.
* PARCEL"A" at PRINCE'S TRUST- Moderately Priced Half
Acre Building Site =t 25,465 sq.il. + 0.5846 Acre 204.84' NE Road
Frontage 176'- SW Boundary 133' NW Road Boundary 178' -
SE Boundary Fabulous Sea ol Abaco Views Beach Access Boat Slips
Available #GGV 1130 NEW 5345,000.
* "PARADISE" 12,141 s.f.- 0.2787 acre One lot olT'beach with beach
access steps away great elevated building site central Great Guana Cay
location #G(iVI 138 NEW $227,500.
* "CONCHED OUT" orered in I to4 prime sites 100'- 460' of
water frontage Atlantic Beach and Sea ofAbaco frontage available -
10'-32' elevations 360' views Very private Area
#GTVIO0s $546,000. $3,000,000.
* "PLAYING HOOKY"- 15.948 s.f. 0.3661 Acre Prime Building
Site Unobstructed views of Coco Bay Public Dock Access Beach
Access- 50' from Coco Bay Beach. ifGTV1080 $595,000.
* "LONG BAYBEACH"- Incredible beach parcel 26.589
Sq.ft = 0.6103 acres 60' ofspectacular beach frontage Private gated
entrance Affordable building site for cottage or beach cabana.
#GTVI 121 NEW $325,000.
* "LONG BAYSOUND" Back to nature. Secluded 24.565 Sq ft
- 0.5639 acres 105' of Black Sound frontage Ideal home site- Dock
site possible. #OTV1122- NEW $325,000.
* "COCO BAY VIEW" 32,690 s.f. 0.7567 Acre- Dock Access -
Beach Access- Good Elevation. #GTV1009 $291,000.
* "COCO BAY BREEZE" 19,558 s.f.-0.4490Acre- Prime
Building Site Dock Access Beach Access. #GTV 1007 $167,500.
* "CASUARINA "- 8.126 s.,f 0.1865 Acr Coner lot Prime building
site- Central location- Short walk to Bitu Bay Beach Snorkel right olTshoir
(THV 1O74 $89,000.

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Mann-O-War Cay
2 Bedrooms. 2 Baths.
2.664 s.f. Residence.
-2 Bedrooms. I Bath.
838 s.f Guest House
S- -Land -Sea-to-Sea
A 43,800 sf 1.I Acres
98' Ocean Beach Front
Private Dock On Creek
Fabulous Views
"Entre De Mers" .#MWHi111 6 3.,750,000.

SMAN- A an--War Cay
2 Bedrooms. 1.5 Baths.
1.220 sf. Residence.
-3 Bedrooms, I Bath.
532 s.f. Guest House
Land Sea-th-Sea
32.571 s.f. 0.74 Acre
S165' Ocean Beach Front
-Private Dock
Fabulous Views
SViews-MWI0#MW1- -l,1 6,000.
TIan-O-WarL Cny
-3 Bedrooms, I 1/2 Baths
1,536 s.f. Residence.
-500 s.O Porches & Decks
Land -i 53,740 s.f

private Dock on harbour
Great elevation
Fabulous Views
"A-line SBon0l0yr0" 0#M0WHII 5-S1,600,000.

Resdece 1,040 sfVerandahs-IBedroom1BathGesthose 824
Acres Enlire S.E. Point of Iickiea' Cty ITrivate Dock. A ruiliry
Generaor- Superb Vit s Furnished, N#WI I0 Bt9 2,2t00,00.
S"VIKING" DiUkiL-s CE y P 5Bedrooms. 1 3 12 Baths. 3.360 s.Ar
Residence 1.200 s.fl Covered Deck 0.84 Acres Sea-to-Sea Private 136'
Dck Auxiliry Generator Superb I Flalbnu Views S Furnished.
W#MWH001 $,995,000.
S"FRESHT WIND LANDING" -Dickies Cay -3 Bedrooms3 1/ ahs-
S2.460s.l. Residence- 1.400 se Porches-Decks 1 Bed. I bath Snore Box -
7.503 s- I.Land Pri ate 973 Dock. 40 KW Auv Gcenerator Superb Haour
ViNews- #M W-I 1107 $ 200,000.
"SUNSPLASH" -A 2 Bedrooms. 2 Baths 1,921 sE Residence -
Bedroom. I Bath -400 s.f. Guest Cabin 172s Ocean Beach Front
I 189 Acrs Beautifully Landscaped Semi-Private Dock- Fabulous

"BOUNTIFULLY BLESSED"- 2 Bedroom. 1.5 Bath 800 s.I:

IcI 312 New Englan ctaige d [T-Im 1 NEW PRICE7 1,350,000.

1,300 sA.l Residence.
I Bedrooms, I Bath.
224 s.f. Guest Cottage
"- Playhouse* with bar
S- 1.82 Acres 300'of
Ocean Beach I:ronl
Fabulous Views
S~CVI l#" SCE11094T- SI,950,000.
Scolland Coy
4 Bedroom. 2 hatl
1600 s.T of r esidence
785 sl% wrap around polrchl
23.938 sI ; .49 Acre Iand
-180 degree views
250 to the Atlantic BReach
S240 s.f. gaagce
28,00 gallon cistern
Fully fa'nished
R8wmAty & Docke access
"BlessingHouse" #SCI11093 $799,000.

o "GRAND BOIS" Rare Primle Ocean-front building site 0.51 Acre
- 125' Atlantic Ocean frontage Central Location Fabulous Ocean
Views-Lush Native Foliage. #MWVIOg81 NEW PRICE $595,000.
* "SUMMERPLACE" Prime Building Site 10.719 s.: 0.246 Acre
- Over 150' of Sea of Abaca frontage Concrete Sewall on Sea of Abaco -
103' x 6' private dock on Man-O-War harbour Fabulous Sea of Abaco
views.#Mwv1o082 NEW PRICE $325,000.

* GREATABACO CLUB Parcels # 6A and # 7A # 6A -
9,243 sq.ft. # 7A 13,845 sql t Private Dockage Great Sea ofAbaco
Views. # 6A-#MIIVI102 $970,000.# 7A-#MHVV1103 $1,455,000.
#6A & #7A 52,182,000.
* GREAT ABACO CLUB Parcels # 48 and # 49
- # 48 7.548 sq.ft. # 49 7.117 sq.ft 50' of Boat Basin Frontage.
Semi-Private Docks Ridge Parcels Good Elevation.
#484MI-IVI00 S667,000. #49-#MHV1l1 $S667,000.

-"141 Hillside Developer Parcels"- Over 1/2 Acre with beach
access. Aircrali Landing Rights and Boat Slips available
NEW LISTING Priced nj m: $170,000 $438,000
"Block Q Parcel # I" Fabulous one-half acre building site -
25,658sq.flt.- 0.5890 Acre -172.61'on Sea ofAbaco- Hillside- great
elevations and superb views of the Sea of Abaco Shoreline
protected by small cay.
#SCVI1I17 NEW LISTING $485,000.

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Plan ahead prepare well

No one ever knows when another hurri-
cane will affect Abaco. However, it could
happen any year and the best way to ride
out a storm is to be prepared. The better
you are prepared, the better chances you
have of coming through with minimum
damage and the better you can cope with
the problems afterwards.
Make the decision ahead of time as to
where you plan to be during a storm. If
your house is on low land or you feel it is
not built securely, make plans to stay with
friends or family in a well built home or
go to a shelter.
Decide what room in your house you
will use during the hurricane. It is best if
you have an inside room with no windows.
Put basic supplies in that room along with
comfortable seating including pillows. If
you have children, include games or other
toys to entertain them.
If you have elderly relatives, make sure
they are somewhere safe and that someone
is with them who can help them during the
storm and afterwards.
Children need special reassurances. It is
good to talk with them about their fears
and answer their questions honestly. Give
lots of verbal reassurances.
Gather clothing, bedding, toiletries and
flashlights that you will need for the dura-
tion of the storm. Have a battery-operated
radio with fresh batteries. If you have a
VHF radio, make sure it has its own power

Review and update
your insurance
All of us learn lessons from our experi-
ences with hurricanes. But one of the pain-
ful experiences can be minimized or elimi-
nated by studying our insurance policies.
Some have found out too late that their in-
surance policy was not in effect or did not
give them coverage they thought they had.
Before a hurricane threatens, insurance
industry representatives suggest that you
do the following:
Read your policy to see exactly what
coverage you have.
If you don't understand the policy, get
your agent to explain it.
Find out whether you have "guaranteed
replacement cost" insurance which is what
it would actually cost to replace your home
and the contents at current value. Or you
may have "actual cash value" which is de-
preciated cost.
Be aware that your homeowner's policy
does not usually cover flood damage. Also
find out if the policy covers sewer backup
and wind damage.
Know your insurance carrier and make
sure that you have phone numbers for the
company. Keep your policy in a safe place.
If you rent, be aware that your landlord's
insurance does not cover your possessions.
You need your own renters' insurance.
Remember when a hurricane watch or
warning is announced, it is too late to enact
insurance policies.
If you are under insured, you may not
receive enough payment from the insur-
ance company to replace what was dam-

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Craig Air Center has lowered our fares
to $275 each way.
Our fare is inclusive of all fees and taxes.
Please don't be fooled b! companies that advertise
a lower price and then add taxes and fees on top of
their advertised fares.
We own and operate our own aircraft and are not
reliant on a third party to provide services to us.

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Departs St. Augustine 9:30am Arrives Marsh Harbour 11:00am

Thursday Monday:
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Generator safety
Gas or diesel-powered generators can
provide temporary power until BEC can
be operational. Be sure to have fuel and
oil on hand for the generator. Remember
several precautions.
Do not connect a portable generator to
the building wiring. Plug appliances di-
rectly into the generator.
Place the generator outdoors or in a well
ventilated area.
Do not forget to check the oil every time
you add gas.
Conserve fuel by alternating appliances.
For example, refrigerators can be kept
cool by supplying power for six to eight
hours a day.
Protect your property
Protect your property the best you can.
Remember that wind and water are poten-
tially two very dangerous elements of any
storm and your goal is to keep both these
out of your house. Most damage to homes
occurs when a window gets broken or
doors blow in, allowing the wind to blow
Check your roof for loose shingles or
tiles and make sure they are securely fas-
tened down. Check for other repairs that
need to be done.
Clean up your yard of debris that
could be damaging in high winds.
Check around your house for dead

or dying trees. Trim shrubbery to reduce
damage to the plants. If tree limbs are po-
tentially damaging to power lines, notify
BEC to have its crew trim the branches.
Do not attempt to do this yourself because
of the danger of the live power lines.
Secure all outdoor furniture, garbage
cans and outdoor objects.
Get Necessary
Buy supplies early at the beginning of
the season. These should include a battery-
operated AM/FM radio with extra batter-
ies, one flashlight with extra batteries for
each person in your family, candles, kero-
sene lamps, water-proof matches, first aid
Be very careful with kerosene lamps and
candles during a storm. If the wind blows
something over with a flame, it could start
a fire. You do not need to contend with a
fire during a storm.
Get your supplies early to avoid a rush
and crowd just prior to a storm. Also re-
member that stores could run out of essen-
tial supplies that you may want.
Sturdy Shoes
Make sure each person in your fam-
ily has sturdy shoes for wearing after the
storm for protection from debris.


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This hurricane season be prepared so
storms will not take you by surprise.
Hopefully, you will not need to use these
emergency items. After the hurricane sea-
son is over, you can use most of the items.
Some can be kept until another year.
Some of these foods require hot water,
but hopefully you have planned a way to
heat water or food.
Food requirements
In anticipation of losing power and the
use of your cooking gas, be sure your house
is stocked with at least a week's worth of
foods that will remain edible without re-

frigeration or foods that will be consumed
when opened. They could include the fol-
* Cereals, breakfast bars
* Instant powdered drinks, coffee, tea, etc.
* Evaporated, sweetened condensed milk
or sterilized milk
* Canned or bottled juices
* Cheese and cheese spreads
* Ready-to-eat canned goods like fruits,
apple sauce, vegetables, soups, tuna, salm-
on, chicken, ham
* Canned fruits and vegetables that can be
heated in the can
* Mayonnaise, ketchup, flour, sugar .
* Bread, crackers, cookies and other baked
* Fruits and vegetables that will keep for
several days without refrigeration. These
could include lemons, oranges, apples, ba-
nanas, mangoes, carrots, celery.
* Peanut butter and jelly

* Nuts, raisins and dried fruits
* Snack food, ready-to-eat puddings and
other foods to give variety
* Drinks which can keep such as sodas,
canned or bottled juices, instant coffee
* Toilet paper, paper towels, paper plates,
plastic forks, garbage bags
* Detergent
* Charcoal
* Flash lights, batteries
* VHF with batteries
* Oil for lamps
* Waterproof matches
* Stove fuel
Some cheeses and fruits keep at room
temperatures for several days. Choose
foods that can be eaten at room tempera-
ture and do not require cooking. Many
foods such as pickles, ketchup and mus-
tard will keep without refrigeration. Keep
a manual can opener with these supplies.
Keep on hand supplies such as paper
plates, cups and plastic utensils, toilet pa-
per, paper towels, soap, large plastic gar-
bage bags, tin foil.
Canned foods can be heated in the can
but be sure to remove the label first. They
can be eaten right out of the can.

What is edible?
Be very careful about eating foods nor-
mally kept in a refrigerator. However, with
care some can be used soon after the power
goes off. Meats, fish and dairy products
usually spoil first. Be especially careful
about using meats as there is no way to tell
if it is still good or not. Milk spoils quickly
but many cheeses keep several days with-
out a problem. Juices, butter, margarine
and fruit juices will keep for a few days.
Water supply
is critical
Have bottled water and extra water in
clean containers enough for one week, al-
lowing one gallon of water per person per
day. If you use a bath tub or other con-
tainer for water, clean thoroughly and
rinse with bleach. Caulk or tape the drain
of a tub so that it will not leak. This water
can be used for a variety of uses including
flushing the toilet. Large new garbage cans
can be filled with water.

1his was a house in North Abaco. Construction was not satisfactory and could not with-
stand the winds of one of the hurricanes of 2004. Examine the construction of your house.
If it is unsatisfactory, have a builder strengthen it before a storm wipes you out.

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August 15, 2009

The Abaconian Section B Page 17

Get supplies early

Past experiences, both our own and the
experiences of others, can teach us a lot.
Disasters from past hurricanes in The Ba-
hamas and in the States have left us with
an idea of how devastating a storm can be
and how vulnerable we are. Some of this
can be avoided with better planning. We
cannot rely on government agencies to take
care of us, but we must be responsible for
ourselves as much as possible.
In the event of a major storm, we need
to make as many preparations as we can to
help us get through such a disaster. Here
are more tips.
Plan Ahead
Keep your car and boat gas tanks full.
For boaters have a supply of 50/1 oil.
Plan where you will keep your car dur-
ing a storm. It needs to be high to keep
it from being flooded. But it also needs to
be where you can access it after the storm
is past.
Persons with a chain saw should ensure
that the saw is operational and that a gallon
of fuel is on hand.
If you have a stand-by generator, check
to see that it is operational and that you
have a supply of fuel.
Make arrangements for taking down any
antennas on your roof.
Find out where the hurricane shelters
are in your community.
See that your LP tank is filled if you use
gas appliances.
Do not forget
* First aid kit
* Medicines, prescription and other medi-
cines such as aspirin
* Baby disposable diapers and handy wipes
* Baby food, formula, medicines and other
necessary supplies
* Sanitary supplies

Other basic supplies
* Battery-operated AM/FM radio with ex-
tra batteries
* Battery-operated flashlights with extra
batteries, one flashlight per person
* A camping stove or Sterno stove for
heating food. Remember propane stoves
and grills will give off fumes when used in
closed rooms and may start fires or cause
death by asphyxiation. Do not use these in-
side a building.
* Chlorine bleach for disinfecting
* Keep mosquito repellent and citronella
candles handy.
* Use ice chests for keeping food if ice is
* Keep with you two weeks' supply of pre-
scription medicines and remember other
medicines such as aspirin.
* Invest in blue plastic tarpaulins and rolls
of builders plastic (Visqueen) for covering
furniture and other belongings or damaged
roofs or window repair
* Duct tape
* Caulking
* Hammer, nails, crowbar
Protect Your Pets
If you have pets, remember you have a
responsibility to care for them properly.
Plan for a safe place for pets to stay dur-
ing a storm. They should not be left out-
Never leave your animals behind to fend
for themselves.
Never tie animals up or leave them con-
fined in any way, as they will be trapped
and unable to flee rising flood waters.
Know your destination ahead of time.
Shelters refuse animals so if you plan to go
to a shelter, make plans of what to do with
your dog, cat, bird or other animals.
Many small animals feel secure in car-
riers. Get them used to being in the car-

rier at night or other times so they will be
happy in it. Keep larger dogs leashed as
they can become frighted with the strange
sounds and unfamiliar surroundings dur-
ing a storm. Provide water and food along
with your animal's favorite toy or blanket,
a towel, and keep on hand enough food for
at least a week. Get supplies such as cat
litter, trash bags, etc. that will be needed.
Put secure, legible identification tags on
Watch for other animals in need, in-
cluding strays and animals left behind by
neighbors. If you see an animal in distress
and are unable to help, note the animal's
condition and location and call authorities
or someone from a humane society for help
as soon as possible.
Saving important
computer files
If there is any chance that your comput-
er may be damaged during or after a hurri-
cane, now is the time to save critical files.
For saving e-mail messages and con-
tacts some programs provide the ability to
transport files for storage. Export files you
want to a thumb or flash drive or portable

storage drive. If you use a financial pro-
gram like Quckbooks, make backups of
your data that you can keep with you. You
may want to keep the installation disks and
license codes with you also. Make sure
you put all disks and drives in watertight
plastic bins.
Some people keep their files on a por-
table hard drive with a USB connector that
can be plugged into any computer. Or a
person could keep identical data on a com-
puter at work as well as on one at home.
Thumb drives with USB connectors, also
called flash drives or smart drives, can be
purchased with several gigabytes of mem-
ory. These are an easy way for individuals
to backup files to be carried with them and
can be plugged into any newer computer.
It is better to plan now to save important
files than to try to deal with problems after
a storm.

This building in Marsh Harbour had a roof that was not adequately fastened to the walls.
Wind from one direction blew off one end. As the storm passed, the wind came from the
opposite direction, taking the roof off the other end. Hurricanes will very quickly show
up shoddy workmanship.

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tips that should be taken seriously, Stay away from trees which are in
nt of passage of a hurricane: contactwith power lines. Bringthese
television antenna with extreme care. to our attention immediately.
s may cause it to come into contact with If you experience any unusual
and this can result in death or very serious electrical conditions during a storm
(unusually bright or dim lights, or
ect all electrical equipment in your house with the exception fluctuating power), turn off appliances
mp to alert you when the power is restored. and electronic devices until normal
service is restored.
3. Beware of fallen wires, particularly if they
have fallen in puddles of water. Stay away from Turn off your main switch if storm
such puddles of water. Do not touch fallen or conditions cause flooding inside your
over-hanging wires of any kind under any cir- house. Stay out of water which may
cumstances. This could result in serious injuries, be in contact with electricity.
Report all downed lines.
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4. Do not touch a tree or any object which is endeavour to maintain the electric-
in contact with power lines. ity supply for as long as possible.
......... However, our main consideration is
call the emergency telephone numbers the protection of human life and the
e emergency numbers immediately to report preservation of our operating plant.

a Tire, sparking power lines or otner lire threatening situ- 1
ations. Also listen to one of your local radio statoins for 6
hurricane information. 6

6. Do not touch a downed power line. If you see one,
please report it to the Bahamas Electricity Corporation's Emer- 6t' ',
gency Department, phone 367-2727.

7. If you need to dismantle a building that has an existing power sup-
ply, please contact BEC first to get power removed from it.

8. Do not attempt to cut trees which may have blown onto or near power
lines. Contact BEC to assist. Also, do not attempt to pick fruit from such trees,
especially when they are wet.

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Boats need special preparation


Storm tips for boaters
Secure your boat before a storm is
close, either by hauling it up on land or if
you leave your boat in the water, finding a
secure place.
All loose items should be removed or
well secured. This would include cush-
ions and removable canvass. Sails should
be removed if possible. When this is not

possible, they should be well lashed to the
boom and the boom secured.
A boat on a trailer should be placed
flat on the ground, lashed down and half
filled with water. The trailer should also
be lashed down. The outboard engine and
gas tanks should be removed and secured.
Boats, even large ones, should be
hauled in a boatyard when possible. Al-
though damage can still occur, at least
they do not sink. Arrange early to have
your boat hauled as the boat yards are
very busy with many boat owners wanting
their boats hauled at the last minute.
Boats in storage should be well blocked
and stands checked carefully. In heavy
rain and wind, jack stands can be pushed

into soft ground allowing the boat to rock
and eventually fall over. Stands should be
tied so they cannot blow over it the boat
rocks allowing the stand to be loosened and
blown over. When the boat rocks the other
way, it will fall on its bilges.
If you leave you boat in the water, the
best place is to tie it securely in man-
groves. This will require that you use long
spring lines, leaving all lines with plenty
of slack. Keep in mind that the storm surge
can either be several feet higher or several
feet lower than normal tide levels, even on
mainland Abaco. Do not be caught strug-
gling with you boat when hurricane force
winds are already approaching. Another
option for large boats is to put them off in
a canal or run them into mangrove creeks
and canals and tie them to as many differ-
ent trees, mangroves or piling as possible.
Every available rope should be used. Rope

left in a locker is not offering any secu-
rity. Every anchor with a rode attached,
either chain or rope, should be deployed.
This needs to be done early as there are
not enough creeks and canals to hold all
the boats looking for space. Make sure
you have a secure supply of gas and oil for
your boat after the hurricane is past if you
are dependent on a boat for transportation.

If you live on your boat, you
are urged to get to a shelter.
It is not safe to remain on
your boat during a hurricane.
Your life is more important
that the safety of your boat.

If at all possible, store your boat ashore, even large ones. This boat suffered damage
because it was left in the harbour of Marsh Harbour.

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BEC will begin tree trimming to pro-
tect power lines. BEC cuts and trims
p for maximum protection to the elec-
tric lines during storm conditions.
Please report any threatening
trees or branches you are con-
cerned about.
SProperty owners are ad-
vised to trim their own
N If they have special
trimming require-
ments, BEC will of-
fer assistance on request. Call our emergency numbers
for assistance or to report problems.
Be careful power lines are dangerous.

Phone 367-2727 367-2846 367-4667

If you plan to leave your boat in the water, the best place for it is in the mangroves. In
this instance the hull was secure but the rigging that was tall suffered damage. Keep in
mind that you need to secure your boat very early. It is very hard to tie it well when the
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Shelter essentials I

Protect Your Business
Plan ahead
Many businesses suffered heavy damage
from hurricanes in 2004 and 2005. Marsh
Harbour businesses in particular suffered
from flooding from the storm surge in
Hurricane Jeanne in 2004 and even more
businesses were flooded in 2005 as a result
of Hurricane Wilma piling up the water
in the harbour of Marsh Harbour. Many
business owners are considering ways of
keeping this damage to a minimum. Be
sure to prepare your business as well as
your homes for any threatening storms.
If a storm threatens, secure your build-
ing and cover or move equipment or furni-
ture to a secure area.
Always protect your data with backup
files. Make provisions for alternate power
and communications.
Protect your employees. Employee
safety comes first.
Contact your customers and suppliers.
Prepare a list of vendors to provide disas-
ter recovery services.
Review your insurance coverage. Ap-
praise your business regularly. Take in-
ventory, document equipment and supplies
in your workplace. Make copies of insur-
ance policies and customer service and
home numbers.
After the storm use caution before en-
tering your business. Check for power
lines, gas leaks and structural damage. If
any electrical equipment is wet, contact an
electrician. Prepare information for insur-
ance claims. Take pictures before cleanup.

Shelter essentials
Each community has designated shelters
that will be opened before a storm, giv-
ing you adequate time to get there safely.
Even if you do not plan to go to a shelter,
you should keep in mind which buildings
will be open in the event you need to get
to a shelter. Remember, they do not sup-
ply you with food, drink, bedding or other
If you plan to go to a safer place than
your home during the storm, you should to
take the following with you.
Your important papers such as insur-
ance policies, birth certificates, passports,
deeds, insurance policies in a sealed plastic
Quiet games for children, playing
cards or dominoes
Extra clothing and shoes
Pillow and light blanket or sleeping
Folding chair, lawn chair or cot
Any prescription drugs you may re-
Supplies for any infants such as dis-
posable diapers, formula, baby food
Toilet paper and other personal hy-
giene items
Take all necessary bedding as the shel-
ters do not have pillows, blankets or bed
Take all necessary water and food that
you and your group will need for several
days. Storms are unpredictable and you do
not know how long you will need to stay
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to the effects of severe weather. Those who
live alone or are without the support of
family or friends must take special precau-
tions in the event of an emergency. People
who are frail or disabled may need special


assistance from family members, friends
or social service agencies. Older adults
who are also care givers may require out-
side assistance.
If the elderly require any medical equip-
ment, arrangements should be made well
before a storm for emergency service.

Marsh Harbour floods during a hurricane because the center of town is low. This is the
street beside Standard Hardware. During 2004 when Abaco was hit by Hurricanes Fran-
cis and Jeanne, Francis had heavy rains that flooded Marsh Harbour as well the land
south of Marsh Harbour while Jeanne's winds blew from the west, piling up salt water in
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Independence Celebrations

Thanks to the All the Organizers
of Events and Activities
By all reports, the activities and events that marked this year's
Independence Celebrations under the theme -

The Bahamas at 36 -
Towards a Common, Loftier Goal
were well received by the general public. Your sub-commit-
tee's hard work and dedication to excellence contributed to the
overall success of this once-in-a-lifetime occasion.
There can never be sufficient thanks for the many hours of
work, the sacrifice to self and family that each of you committed
in the planning and launching of your individual project.
On behalf of the other Independence Committee members and
the residents and visitors to the Abacos, I hope that I can convey
our appreciation and heartfelt gratitude to each and every one of
you for a job well done.
Thank you for supporting our country's 36th anniversary celebra-
tions and we are looking forward to working with you next year.
Sincerely yours,
Cephas A. Cooper
Family Island Administrator
Central Abaco District

August 15,2009

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Important documents
It is important that you protect important
documents. If you have a scanner, scan all
these documents and keep them on a thumb
drive or stick drive. Keep them in a water-
proof plastic bag and keep the bag in your
possession. Some of them can be left in a
safety deposit box in bank.
Birth certificates and passports
National Insurance card
Mortgage papers
Loan documents
Bank account and credit card account num-
Insurance papers, life, medical, house and
Cash or travelers' checks
Drivers license
Wills, marriage and birth certificates
Titles to home and vehicles
Inventory of your possessions and their
Photos of your home and possessions
Important phone numbers of family and
Financial statements, bank account infor-
Copies of recent electricity, phone and wa-
ter bills
Legal documents
Medical records
Education records
Duplicate prescriptions
Computer back up
Copies of important keys

During the storm
Stay in a safe place for the duration of
the storm. Do not venture out until the
storm is subsiding. If the eye of the storm
passes over your area, the wind will lessen
and there will be a lull which can last sev-
eral minutes up to an hour. But then the
storm will hit again with full force from
the opposite direction. Leave your safe
place only if you have an emergency.
Keep listening to the radio to know
where the storm is traveling and what
it is like in your area. Radio Abaco and
ZNS will be good sources of storm news.
A VHF radio is excellent to keep you in
touch with your neighbors but remember
that high winds may destroy your VHF an-
tenna, leaving you out of touch.
Chain Saw Safety
Chain saws are indispensable after a
hurricane hits an area. It is also a very dan-
gerous tool and can cause severe injuries.
Here are some safety tips.
Maintain your chainsaw according to
the manufacturer's instructions.
Wear long pants, a long-sleeved shirt
and sturdy shoes.
Protect eyes with safety goggles.
Wear gloves as they will help you grip
the handles.
Keep both hands on the handles. Many
chain saw injuries result from using a saw
with just one hand.
Use the chain saw at waist level or be-
low. Many injuries occur to the head when
making overhead cuts.
Be careful cutting limbs that are twisted
or caught under another object. They may
snap back and hit you or pinch the saw.
Shut off the chain saw when adding
fuel or carrying the saw more than 100 feet
or through slippery areas or heavy brush.
Do not set a hot saw down on dry
brush. A fire could start
To avoid kickback, do not cut with the
upper tip of the chain saw.

Emergency shelter locations

North Abaco
* Grand Cay
Shilo Baptist Church
Grand Cay Al 1 Age School
Administration Office
* Little Abaco
New Hope Baptist Church
Revival Time Pentecostal Church
Ebenezer Baptist Church
End Time Baptist Church
* Cooper's Town
St. Andrews Baptist Church
Magistrates Court
S.C. Bootle High School
* Treasure Cay
Full Gospel Assembly Church
Treasure Cay Community Center
St. Simon by the Sea Church
* Green Turtle Cay
Amy Roberts All Age School
Magistrate's Court
Central Abaco
* Dundas Town
Central Abaco Primary School
* Marsh Harbour
Marsh Harbour Church of Christ
St. Francis Catholic Church
St. Francis School
Marsh Harbour 7th Day Adventist Church
* Murphy Town
Abaco Central High School

* Great Guana Cay
Great Guana Cay Public School
* Man-O-War Cay
MOW Public School
* Hope Town
Methodist Mission House
St. James Methodist Church
Balcony Room
South Abaco
* Cherokee Sound
Assemblies of God
Methodist Church
Cherokee Sound Primary School
* Crossing Rocks
Public School
Trevor's Midway Restaurant
* Sandy Point
Pete & Gay Guest House
Oeisha's Guest House
Sandy Point Community Center
* Moore's Island
Moore's Island All Age School
Soul Seeking Ministry
St. Matthew's Baptist Church
Moore's Island Bonefish Camp
All shelters may be used in the imme-
diate aftermath of any storm or during
a major non-storm emergency. Shelters
will be periodically reviewed to insure
continued or upgraded rating.

A note to gardeners
Salt in the atmosphere from a hurri- decorative plants.
cane can quickly poison grass, shrubs, Trees that are safely away from build-
trees and decorative plants that are not ings absorb and deflect wind which re-
salt tolerant. Hose down plants right duces wind damage to buildings. Wind
away after exposure to salt if you have damaged landscape plants will grow
water pressure. This could save valuable back.


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NOTICE is hereby given that all persons having any claim
or demand against the above Estate are required to send
the same duly certified in writing to the undersigned on or
before the 15th day of September, A.D., 2009 after which
date the Executrix of the Estate will proceed to distribute
the assets having regard only to those claims of which she
shall then have had notice.

AND TAKE NOTICE that all persons indebted to the Es-
tate are required to make full settlement on or before the
date hereinbefore mentioned.

L. C. HULL & CO.
Marsh Harbour, Abaco

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

August 15, 2009

August 15,2009

The Abaconian Section B Page 21

BI AII ood thin s must come to an end

lmf' iiP II %o I I E II %I I I %0I1%oII

After a Hurricane
There are many precautions which
people should follow after a hurricane has
If a hurricane passes directly over
Abaco, the eye can be deceptively calm.
It is the center of the hurricane and can
take from a few minutes to pass to several
hours depending on how fast the hurricane
is moving and the size of the eye. The calm
will suddenly end as the winds return from
the opposite direction, possible with even
greater force. The most intense winds blow
closest to the eye and are strongest north-
east of the eye. Do not go out until you are
sure that the entire storm is past.
When you do go outdoors, be extremely
Avoid downed or dangling utility wires.
Be especially careful when cutting or clear-
ing fallen trees. They may have power
lines tangled in them
Stay tuned to your radio for advice and
instructions about emergency medical aid,
other assistance and general information.
Avoid driving. Roads will have debris
which could puncture your tires. Do not
add to the congestion of relief workers,
supply trucks and law enforcement person-
nel. If you must leave your home or the
shelter, keep your driving to a minimum.
Do not sight see, especially at night.
Supervise children at all times, especial-
ly if power lines are down.
Be very careful in turning your electric-
ity back on.
If possible, let relatives and friends
know that you are safe but keep all phone
calls to a minimum.

Find out if your water supply is safe be-
fore you use it. Until then, use only the
water you have stored for the emergency.
Let officials know if you or someone
you know is injured and needs medical
Keep receipts for all items you buy be-
fore the power is restored. Your insurance
may cover the cost of emergency food and
Make temporary repairs such as cover-
ing holes in the roof, walls or windows.
Take photographs of all damage before
repairs are made.
Always use proper safety equipment
such as heavy gloves, safety goggles,
heavy boots, long-sleeved shirts and long
Drink plenty of fluids.
Lift with your legs, not with your back.
Be extremely careful with a chain saw
and always heed safety warnings.
If there has been flooding, there is a po-
tential for bacterial contamination that can
cause disease.
Disinfect any faucet water you drink
or use for cooking or cleaning. If you are
not sure if the water is safe, bring water to
a rolling boil for 10 minutes or use eight
drops of chlorine beach per gallon or use
water purification tablets. Let the water
sit at least 10 minutes before using. Water
saved in clean containers before the storm
will be fine for two to three weeks. To be
sure, add two drops of chlorine per gallon
before drinking.
Remember that you may be without
power, water, food or other services we
normally rely on. Residents must be pre-
pared to be self-reliant for several weeks.

By Frank Delage
So it goes with a fun year at Pete John-
son's Pete's Pub as they celebrated the
closing of the season with their annual year
end bash.
Another thing that came to an end was
the annual naked dinghy race that was can-
celled this year as party was too big for
that event. The Abaco landmark at Little
Harbour, Pete's Pub had its season's final
Beach Blaster party on July 31st, a festiv-
ity that has become an annual event. Pete's
Pub officially closed on August 15th for
ten weeks. This year the crew made sure
the large crowd had plenty of entertain-
ment. A large mix of people from various
locations, a mix of locals and vacationers,
joined in the celebration.
Great live music was provided by Fire
and the Goat Peppers playing a mix of top
40 and Bahamian favorites. The four-man
band took the stage at 1 p.m. and played
till nightfall. Additional sponsorship from
Bristol Wine and Spirits and Sands Beer
quenched the thirsty crowd with two for $5


IPreparation will minimize storm damage

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beers. Wild boar, and second to none fresh
local fish from Cherokee were the main
fare. As usual Pete's special slaw and peas
and rice were scrumptious.
It was a beautiful warm summer day so
many of the patrons cooled off by wading
in front of the stage. People of all ages
joined in the festivities. Kids and adults
frolicked and played on the water trampo-
line, ate, drank, danced and socialized on
land and sea. Audience participation wa-
ter-front games included water tug-of-war
and a slippery watermelon contest. There
were several rousing tug-of-war rivalries
with lots of rooting and tooting for every
ones' favorite teams. The watermelon was
sliced and enjoyed after the games. Most
of Pete's crew are looking forward to their
time off. Tish, the bartender, said she "had
plenty of projects to catch up on at home."
The closing of Pete's Pub for the season
made us all want to know when Pete John-
son will have his grand reopening party.
No wonder Pete's Pub is such an Abaco

Page 22 Section B

The Abaconian

August 15, 2009

By Mirella Santillo
On August 5th the Abaco Swim Club initi-
ated a series of lessons which will take place
every Wednesday from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30
p.m. for adults wanting to learn to swim.
Five Marsh Harbour women registered
for the program which was aimed not only
at teaching the participants basic strokes, but
mostly to help them overcome their fear of
water, a must when one lives on an island.
Two instructors, Brenda Sawyer and
Ashley Sands, helped the women familiar-
ize themselves with floating boards until
they were ready to float without help. The
next step was to swim a short distance in
water shallow enough so
they could stand. By the
end of the lesson the la-
dies felt quite confident -'
and were surprised of what 1 ,
they could accomplish. The
course will continue till the
end of August. Two other
instructors will also be in-
volved, Cathy Pinder and K
Maria Silvester.
On September 14th the
children's program will
resume for beginners age
four and up as well as les-
sons in competitive swim-
ming. They will also offer Aprogramfot
fitness classes for adults working with
and children. The adult Swim Club is

swimming program will continue depend-
ing on the interest in the community.
The beginning of the swimming season
will be heralded by a fund-raising party on
September 4th held at the Long Bay School
pool where all the lessons are taking place
presently. Swimming competitors start
practicing for the Open Water Five K meet
which will take place on October 3rd.
The Bahamas has done fairly well in in-
ternational competition and the dedicated
group of Abaco Swim Club is hoping to
nurture and coach future Olympic or inter-
national champions among their students.

r teaching adults to swim was initiated and is
women who were afraid of water. The Abaco
organizaing the program

By Canishka Alexander
Minister of Housing, the Hon. Kenneth
Russell, and his team visited Abaco toward
the end of July. Their first stop was at the
Sands Cove subdivision in Sandy Point
where Mr. Russell said things were fine.
"All of the lots in Sands Cove have been
sold, and we're just waiting on the word
from the government to move forward in
Sands Cove II," he said.
"We also came to introduce the new
Permanent Secretary of Housing, Lor-
raine Armbrister, to what we've been do-
ing on Abaco in Sands Cove, Spring City
and Central Pines, so we can get her up to
speed very quickly."
Ms. Armbrister said she was pleased
with the construction on Abaco. "It's
a pleasure to be back at the Ministry of
Housing, particularly on Abaco. I am ex-
tremely pleased to see the level of progress
made since I left Abaco some years ago,"
she said.
After a tour of the subdivisions, Mr.
Russell said they planned to have a meet-
ing with those who have had challenges af-
ter applying for homes. "We also came to
meet with some of the people who applied
for housing but were having trouble mov-
ing forward, and we're going to meet with
them to see what we can do to speed things
up with them and the Bahamas Mortgage
Corporation," Russell said. "We now have

40 odd houses that have been completely
mortgaged here in Spring City and about
29 more that have been completed. We
understand in a week or so, we'll have
another 10 new persons in here that will
reduce the number. Hopefully, before the
end of September or October we want to
have these houses in here under mortgage
and with a view of going forward to com-
plete what we started in the first place."
Mr. Russell is hoping the survey in
Murphy Town is soon completed. "The
gentleman doing the design for the govern-
ment complex is the same person doing the
design for Murphy Town, and we know
that he is swamped with work. We are
hoping the Murphy Town subdivision will
be designed soon so we can get approv-
als with having that laid out and making it
available for persons in the Murphy Town
area," he announced. "As I said before,
they will have first preference to the lots
in there."
The Minister looked at the extension to
Central Pines II and viewed the land on the
east side of Central Pines where the gov-
ernment complex will be situated. "Some
of the land there will still belong to Hous-
ing, and we need to determine that the
survey has been for persons interested in
going on the land and who are on that land
right now," he concluded.

I Eastern Abaco Region of

, The Methodist Church

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

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

Prayer Meeting 6:00 a.m.
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worrhin 6:00 p.m.
Jesus f Saves

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

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

All are welcome to worship with us
St. Jame
-t. Methodi!
M-innP Tnwn


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

usiness service


Daily, Weekly or
Monthly Rentals

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


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 A & D
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or Adele
Phone 577-0184 577-0220
SRO. BoxAB 20432, Marsh Harbour Abaco

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

Swimming Program for Adults

Minister of Housing visited,

viewed construction on homes

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

Section B Page 23

Vacation Bible School was

held for Haitian youth

Local marina operators and interested persons from the mainland of Abaco met on
July 23 and 28 with the police to discuss the problem of stolen boats. The meeting was
chaired by Supt. Sean Smith. The group has formed the Abaco Marine Crime Watch As-
sociation and hope to develop strategies to combat the rash of stoten boats. Acquiring a
patrol boat is being considered for volunteers to use at night along with accompanying
police officer to patrol high risk harbours and marinas.

Call us with your news. Maybe you are raising funds, working with
children or the elderly or have won an awad. We'd like to hear
about it so we can tell all the people of Abaco. Call us at 267-2677.

A group of 10 from the Cross Roads Christian Church in Lexington, Kentucky, arrived in
Marsh Harbour during the last week of July to organize a Vacation Bible School in part-
nership with New Vision Ministries. From Tuesday to Friday they held the Bible School
for the children of the Mud and Pigeon Peas at the old Marsh Harbour Primary School
They were joined by Pastor Chris Pinder, Mrs. Terry Benjamin and other members of
New Vision Ministries as well as children from the wider Marsh Harbour community.
The children enjoyed the Bible stories, games and handcrafts. Ms. Regina McLain from
Cross Roads was surrounded by little ones. It was her first time not only in The Bahamas
but also out of the United States, and she was enjoying the visit. At the refreshment table,
another first time visitor, Mrs. Autumn Haney, handed out drinks to a thirsty crowd of

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Minimum for 3 lines in one issue $10
Picture and 4 lines $25
Additional lines at $2 per line
Display classified $18 per column inch
We can take the photo within the Marsh
Harbour area or use your photo.
Call 242-367-2677 Fax 242-367-3677

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

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

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

New double patio doors with moveable blinds
between the double paned glass. New toilet,
New large fancy pedestal sink, New 60" ceiling
fan with light. All at nearly half price. Contact
Thomas 458-3985

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

o1 ralker Y', 1LtU rr mercury, u0, 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 oversized 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' Mako w/ twin 130 HP Johnsons. Asking
$12,000. Call 366-0065

26' Pursuit w/ twin 200 hp Yamahas w/ alu-
minum trailer. Asking $16,5000 Call 367-2700
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29' Blackfin Combi, 1989, with twin 2006
225 HP Yamaha 4 strokes (<400 hr). Marlin
tower with dual co ntrols. Asking $75K OBO.
Great fishing boat! Call 366-4155.

33' Morgan OI, 3 cyl. MUST SELL! Perfect
live aboard or cruiser, fully loaded. Let's make
a deal! Go to www.abacoboat.com or call 242-

August 15,2009

The Abaconian

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August 15, 2009


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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. AS11061
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

Sea view 2 bedroom condos and 3
bedroom penthouses in a gated de-
velopment with pool and beach.
Starting at $495,000. Ref. AS10890

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Private 5 bedroom estate with free- 2.09 acre property with dramatic 19,974 sq. ft. oceanfront lot with 120 2 acre commercial site with building, Rare opportunity to purchase this
form pool, and 10 ft, ceilings. Ideal cliffs, gorgeous vistas, 'blow hole', ft. of beach and foundation for a in need of repair, ideal for office 6,575 sq. ft. commercial building on
retirement home or vacation villa, and nearby luxury amenities. 2,600 sq. ft., 4 bedroom home. spaces. Ideal for a shopping plaza. 1.5 acres. Great investment.
$1,060,000. Ref. AS11005 $4,900,000. Ref. AS11130 $695,000. Ref. AS11144 $750,000. Ref. AS11108 $795,000. Ref. AS11118
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