Title: Abaconian
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Title: Abaconian
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: David & Kathleen Ralph
Place of Publication: Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas
Publication Date: September 1, 2009
Copyright Date: 2009
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MP Russell inspected new subdivisions

Sandy Point, Spring City and Central Abaco will have low cost lots


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The Hon. Kenneth Russell, Minister of Housing, spent two days on Abaco making on-site inspections of government subdivisions and
holding two town meetings, one in Sandy Point and the other in Central Abaco. He is shown here, center with the cap, as he confers
with other officials who accompanied him and local persons. Others in the picture are the Hon. Brensil Rolle, Parliamentary Sec-
retary in the Ministry of Housing; Mr. Jerome Godfrey, Bahamas Mortgage Corportion Managing Director; Mr. Melvin Seymour,
Acting Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Housing; Mr. Kevin McIntosh, Project Officer Abaco; Mr. Russell, Mrs. Nairn of the
Housing Commission; and Mr. Edison Key, MPfor South Abaco.

Sandy Point's Sands Cove subdivision
on the highway outside town is being ex-
panded by 117 additional residential lots,
eight commercial lots giving a buffer be-
tween the residential section and the high-
way, one large lot suitable for a church
and a large public park area in the middle.
There are now 90 applications on hand for
these lots.
Minister of Housing, the Hon. Kenneth
Russell, held an evening meeting on August
12 in Sandy Point's school to discuss de-
tails on Housing's initiative. The Minister
was accompanied by his Acting Permanent
Secretary, Mr. Melvin Seymour, members
of his Ministry, the Bahamas Mortgage
Corporation, MP for South Abaco Edison
Key and staff of the Abaco Department of
Housing. Mr. Seymour stayed an extra day
having meetings with various individuals.
Applications from Sandy Point persons
will be considered first. After the local de-
mand has been met, remaining lots will be
offered to other interested Abaco persons.
Remaining lots will then be offered to any
Bahamian. Efforts are underway to avoid
and discourage speculative purchasing.
The intention is to develop and grow com-
munities with occupied houses consisting
of a diverse population.
It is government's intention to offer
Please see Min. Russell Page 2

The new runway at the Marsh Harbour
International Airport is being paved with
an inch and a half of hot mix. The actual
paving of the runway is complete. Now the
paving of the connecting taxiways will be-
gin and the runway lights and other work

will be done.
The work is being done by Bahamas Hot
Mix. Work will soon begin on resurfacing
the existing runway that will eventually be-
come the taxiway. The project is expected
to be completed in September.

Election is held in

Hope Town District

The ballot boxes from Guana Cay, Man-O-War Cay and Elbow Cay are sealed under
the direction of Senior Administrator Cephas Cooper, on the left. Mr. Richard Gibbs,
presiding officer for Guana Cay, is sealing the boxes -i I, ,l police officer Const. Nelson
Boten looks on. The results of the election are on page 6.

Repairs are underway at

Hope Town lighthouse

The lighthouse keeper's houses at the Hope Town lighthouse have deteriorated for
many years without proper maintenance. The buildings are now being repaired. This
picture shows that the porches of both houses have been removed and will be com-
pletely rebuilt. Re c,ril the exterior of the lighthouse itself was repainted. Government
is committed to keeping this important part of our legacy in prime condition.

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Government plans 800 lots for Abaco in four years

Min. Russell From Page 1
3,000 service lots throughout The Bahamas
during the next four years of which 800 are
scheduled for Abaco.
The Ministry of Housing borrows the
money to put in roads and utilities and must
sell the lots at a price that recovers their ex-
penses. This recovered funding is then used
to repeat the process in other areas of The
Prices for Sands Cove Phase II lots are
expected to be made public in a month's
time. Each lot is 15,000 square feet. It was
said that similar sized lots in Phase I sold in
the $12,000 range.

Mr. Melvin Seymour, Acting Permanent Sec
tary, left, is speaking with the Chief Counci
for South Abaco, Mr. Preston Roberts, after
housing meeting in Sandy Point.

Minister inspected
The next day Mr. Russell and his team
made brief stops in Crossing Rocks, Spring
City and Phase I and II of Central Pines
Estates, concluding with an evening pub-
lic meeting in the Anglican Parish Hall in
Marsh Harbour.
Several points were emphasized repeat-
edly in order to fulfill government's man-
date to provide service lots for affordable
Bahamians in the vicinity of the subdivi-
sion will be considered first. Sandy Point
persons will have first option to purchase
in Cove Sands. Spring City persons will be
considered first for the Spring City expan-
sion, etc.
First time homeowners or land-
owners get preference.
Persons intending to build as
demonstrated with a suitable mortgage
will have their applications moved to
the top of the list.
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S males or
18 years
old or .
m u s t
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cre- s t r a t e The Hon. Kenneth Russell
llor the abil- individuals after the meet
the ity to bour concerning addition
qualify able in Sandy Point, Spri
Town. He is speaking to 2

Residents of South Abaco assembled in the J.A. Pinder Primary School in Sandy Point to
listen to the Minister of Housing, the Hon. Kenneth Russell. He explained that govern-
ment is making available 126 additional lots in Sands Cove, the subdivision located sev-
eral miles out of Sandy Point on higher land. Presentations were made by the Bahamas
Morgage Corporation and the Department of Housing about available money through

for a mortgage.
Mortgages may be obtained through
financial institution including banks, a

7, Minister ofHousing, right, spoke with
ings he held in Sandy Point and Marsh
al lots that government will be making a
ng City and Central Pines Estates in Du
Mr. Peter Gates and Mr. Jeremy Saunde

union, the Bahamas Mortgage Corporation,
h any the Department of Housing or others.
credit Mortgages secured through the Bahamas
Mortgage Corporation or the Ministry of
Housing are intended for first time hom-
eowners of limited financial means working
to become homeowners. Mortgages guaran-
teed through these two institutions are limit-
ed to $127,000 and $100,000, respectively.
Persons wanting houses larger than
these two limits allow must secure funding
through commercial institutions. It was said
that funding secured through the two gov-
ernment-backed institutions have the lowest
interest rate of two percent above the prime
rate. This base rate is subject to change but
Ha- has historically been very stable.
Although the smaller limit offered by


Please see Min. Russell Page 20

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Abaco, Bahamas
Tel: 242-367-2091 / 367-3341
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Housing Minister Addresses Initiatives for Abaco

By Samantha V. Evans
Wednesday night, August 12th, at the
Anglican Church Hall, was a big one for
residents of Marsh Harbour and Spring City
as they learned about proposed housing ini-
tiatives for these two areas by the Minister
of Housing, the Hon. Kenneth Russell. He
stated that the government of The Bahamas
has mandated the Ministry of Housing to
provide 3000 lots and houses over the next
four years for the country and 800 of them
are to be made available on Abaco alone. He
told them that the rumor that is going around
that Housing will be building on the green
spaces in Central Pines Estates is false be-
cause they are very much into preserving the
Abaco is the first island the group has
visited to have talks about their forward de-
velopments. Abaco also has had the largest
number of persons applying for land. This,
too, played a major role in giving this island
priority. The Minister stated that he has got-
ten many complaints about Nassauvians and
other islanders coming in and purchasing
property when locals could not; he assured
Abaconians that that practice will stop.
In order to purchase property, he said,
a person must be a Bahamian, must be a fist
time property buyer, must be over 18 and
must have the means to buy the land they are
applying for. Initially, he stated, each per-
son will be allowed to buy only one piece of
property. Once everyone who wants to buy
a piece of property has done so, then others
who want to buy another piece will be enter-
tained. He explained that this is an attempt to
build communities.
The size of the properties proposed for
Spring City will be 9,000 square feet to al-
low low to middle income makers to be able
to afford a home as well. The size of the

Minister of House Kenneth Russell listened
individuals after the meeting where he outlh
government's plan for providing low cost
for Central Abaco residents. Here he is speai
with Mrs. d 'Sl, Maycock about a problem
has in Central Pines Estates.
property in Central Pines II and III were not
given but they are not proposed to be the size
as the ones in Phase I. Eighty-eight acres
have been made available in Spring City to
accommodate 234 lots for homes, commer-
cial property, churches, and green spaces.
One hundred seventy applications are now
on file with 54 lots available at this time.
The Minister encouraged persons who are
interested in obtaining lots to visit the office
in Marsh Harbour to fill out an application.
He encouraged persons who are interested
in purchasing a government home to fill out
an application form so that a number can
be submitted to Cabinet for approval. The

houses they are considering building
are steel houses that are durable and
modern. They will also build system
or pre-engineered model houses as
well for those persons who want other
levels of homes.
At the end of the presentations
residents asked many questions. One
resident of Central Pines asked the
question about one resident opening
a business in Central Pines Phase I
resulting in derelict vehicles in his
yard. The Minister told her that the
Police and Environmental Health have
the authority to handle such a matter
and should have such vehicles towed
away. He told her that if they do not
deal with it, to write his office and he
will speak with the Minister of Envi-
ronmental Health himself.
Residents of Spring City were con-
d to cerned about what the expansion will
ined do to the water
lots supply and the
king sewer lines in
she their area but the
Minister assured
them that Environmen-
tal Health will address
all those matters of con-
cern. He also told them
that all heads of de-
partment of BEC, Wa-
ter and Sewerage and
Batelco will all be noti-
fied to address all utility
He addressed ques- Mr. Melvin Seyt
tions raised concern- discussed the go
ing Town Planning viduals after the
violations. The Minis- bour. Here he is
ter stated that the Town Chief Councillor

Planning Act has to be upheld by the Town
Planning Committee that should ensure that
there are no violations to any building codes.
He told them that this new board must be
held accountable. Other questions came
up concerning persons going into Nassau
seeking building approvals after they were
denied building approvals on Abaco. The
Minister told them that this should never be
allowed to happen and that the Town Plan-
ning Board should not have allowed this to
happen under their watch. Moving forward
he told them never to allow that to happen
again. This lively meeting ended well into
the night as residents were given much food
for thought.
Mr. Brensil Rolle, Parliamentary Secre-
tary in the Ministry of Housing, and Mr.
Melvin Seymour, the Acting Permanent
Please see Housing Page 20


nour, the Acting Permanent Secretary, right,
vernment's plans with local government indi-
meeting at the Anglican Hall in Marsh Har-
speaking with Mr. Roscoe Thompson III and
SCubel Davis.

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News of the Cays

Results of the August 19 election for
five members of the Hope Town District
Council are given with the votes polled by
all nominees.
Glenn Laing Guana Cay 28
Jeremy Sweeting Man-O-War 91
Walter Sweeting Man-O-War 92
Harold Malone Hope Town 99
Lana Russell Hope Town 85
Nominees who lost were:
Troy Albury Guana Cay 3
Forest Pinder Guana Cay 0
Anthony Roberts Guana Cay 4

Donna Sands Guana Cay 21
Andy Albury Man-O-War 84
Diane Bethel Hope Town 47
Mark Malone Hope Town 39
The newly elected council members
are expected to be sworn in on August
26 in the Hope Town Council office. At
that time they will choose their Chief
and Deputy Chief Councillor. No other
business of consequence is expected to
be conducted except to choose a date for
their first business meeting.

Flamenco Party
at Grabbers
By Samantha V. Evans -. i -

Grabbers held its end-of-year par-
ty on August 9th and 10th on Guana
Cay. Manager Jimmy stated that this
was highlighted with entertainment
by Mr. Nicholas Marks, the Gippy
Flamenco Guitar player. Grabbers
invited him to see how the guests
and residents would respond to this
unique style of music. To their sur-
prise the music was very well re-
ceived by all. Mr. Marks plays in-
strumental music from classical to
contemporary with a Spanish influ-
ence. They were extremely glad to
have him and will invite him again
when there are more people. Mr.
Marks is definitely a performer and
drew the crowd from start to finish.
He knows how to work the crowd

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Flamenco guitarist Nicholas Marks entertained
the guests at Grabbers on Guana Cay on August 9
and 10. Flamenco is a Spanish type of music that
proved to be very popular with his audience.

Results of the Hope Town

District Council election

with charisma.
In an interview with him, he stated that
his father introduced him to Gippy music at
age ten, and he has been performing ever
since. This music is all about having fun
and being free. It has a bit of an Italian in-
fluence but a strong Spanish influence. He
travels a lot performing at such places as
MTV, America's Got Talent, Sea World
and performs at corporate events. He made
the connection to perform on Guana Cay
when he met Dennis Lilly (one of the own-
ers) at a show in West Palm Beach. Nicho-
las stated that this was his first time here
but he has been to Atlantis a few times. He
sees this as his audition because he realizes
that once they like him that he will be back
again. He plans to return and would love
to perform at a bigger show on Guana Cay
and on the mainland. He is extremely grate-
ful for this opportunity and stated that the
feedback received from the residents was
great. They applauded after each perfor-
mance which is priceless. The connection
he got from the people on Guana is like no
other. This, he explained, is hard to find.
Besides the weather, trees and water, the
openness of the people has been the most
meaningful for him. For persons wanting
to book him for shows, they can email him
at nicholasmarks01@hotmail.com.
Hope Town residents
discuss Joe's Cay
Twenty-five Hope Town residents met
to discuss the Joe's Cay development and
its impact on Elbow Cay. Although they
recognized that development is inevitable,
they seemed concerned primarily with
three issues:

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About two acres of mature mangroves
would be removed to make a marina ba-
Concerns were raised on excessive
density resulting from 19 residences, a
clubhouse and a restaurant on the cay's 4.5
Some present felt that the proposed
architectural style of the residences was
not in keeping with existing styles in Hope
Residents will investigate the feasibility
of commissioning their own Environmen-
tal Impact Assessment study of the Joe's
Cay area. The group may study alternate
dockage options for Joe's Cay residents
that would not disturb the mangroves.
The July 31 meeting in the school was
predominately of Bahamian residents with
a few second homeowners attending.

AA and Al Anon
The AA (Alcoholics Anomyous)
group of Marsh Harbour meets Mon-
days, Thursdays and Fridays at 6:30
p.m. at the Marsh Harbour Community
The AlAnon group of Marsh Harbour
meets the third Tuesday each month at
6:30 p.m. at the Marsh Harbour Com-
munity Library.
The AA group in Hope Town meets
Monday and Wednesdays and Fridays
at 6 p.m. at the Hope Town Library.
The AA group and the AlAnon group
meet in the Treasure Cay Community
Center on Mondays at 7:30 p.m.
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September 1, 2008

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Darts' team competed in Trinidad

Deep well will be for drainage

By Mirella santillo
Although women made only one third
of the National Darts Team which trav-
eled to Trinidad & Tobago to participate
in the America's Cup and the Caribbean
Cup, they did much better than the men in
this year's back-to-back events, according
to the President of the Bahamas Darts Fed-
eration, Mr Malcolm Spicer.
The Bahamian Team of 12 players from
Nassau, Grand Bahama and Abaco, ac-
companied by Mr. Spicer and Mr Kevin
Hicks, Vice President of the Abaco Darts
Federation, left for Trinidad & Tobago
on July 23rd to return on August 4th after
competing in the America's Cup from July
25th to July 27th and the Caribbean Cup
from July 29th to August 2nd.
Abaconians Mr. Lloyd Deveaux, who
reached the quarter finals in the men's sin-
gles, were part of the Bahamian National
Team which placed third in both the Amer-

ica's Cup and the Caribbean Cup.
The Caribbean Cap, a competition
among 11 countries of the Caribbean, fa-
vored the Bahamians who placed third
overall with 132 points behind Florida with
138 and Trinidad & Tobago that came first
with 141 points.
The national team took the first place in
the mixed doubles with Harry Brown and
Trudy Johnson from Nassau and the sec-
ond place in the women's doubles with Ms.
Johnson again, shooting with Angela Rus-
sell from Abaco.
In the team event The Bahamas took the
second place after Trinidad & Tobago with
80 points. In the women's singles, Abaco
League President, Mrs. Sawyer made it to
the quarter final and reached the semi-fi-
nal in the mixed triples with Mr. Christian
Knowles from Nassau and Mr. Malcolm
Prescott from Grand Bahama.

Trinidad was the venue for two darts competitions, the America's Cup and the Carib-
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The Editor ays ...

Snake Cay

- what's best

RaVph \

Two topics have been discussed in pri-
vate circles and within Central Abaco's
local government for the past six to 12
months the new sanitary landfill and the
proposed Snake Cay development. The
landfill is making slow progress and is
expected to open later this fall. However,
there has been very little public discussion
on either topic.
The sanitary landfill
After a long wait, the documents related
to the landfill contract and operation were
received by Central Abaco Council mem-
bers who have been given the responsibil-
ity of awarding the operating contract and
overseeing the operation. Government has
recognized the magnitude of this new re-
sponsibility and is sending a staff member
from Environmental Health to assist in the
monitoring the landfill operation.
We must remember that once this site is
fully operational, it will be the final reposi-
tory for all of Abaco's accumulated refuse
and trash excluding Moore's Island and
Grand Cay. How Green Turtle Cay's trash
is to be handled has not been stated.
The documents suggest that approxi-
mately 100 cubic yards of trash per week
will be deposited there. However, 300 cu-
bic yards presently arrive each week from
Hope Town alone. This discrepancy in the
volume of trash will be one of the issues
that the Council will grapple with during
its meeting on August 29 as the Councillors
review the documents and issue tenders for
the dump operation. They are under pres-
sure from Central Abaco residents and
Central Government in Nassau to make the
facility operational as soon as possible.
It is a tall order but Central Government
has expressed a desire to see Local Gov-
ernment move up to a higher level by over-
seeing the management of this operation.
Snake Cay
The other issue that the Councillors
and environmental groups are grappling
with is the proposed Snake Cay develop-
ment. Snake Cay is a 67-acre cay about
seven miles south of Marsh Harbour. It
is publicly-owned property with a derelict
dock now used for industrial cargo, pre-

dominately crushed rock and gravel. The
cay has been vacant since the pulpwood
operation and subsequent sugar mill closed
in 1970.
The cay is approximately in the middle
of a six or seven-mile stretch of interlaced
cays, creeks, islands, shallows, exten-
sive marshes, mangroves and wetlands.
This marine wonderland extends south
from Witch Point nearly to Wilson City.
The area is used extensively by bonefish
guides, bird watchers and weekend boaters
enjoying the protected and shallow water-
The proposed resort for the cay was first
brought to Council's attention on May 21
with a PowerPoint presentation by the de-
velopers. Among the benefits to the area
are some 500 potential jobs promised by
the developers. Council members are hesi-
tant to lose these if the project does not ma-
terialize. The developers have held several
private presentations with Council mem-
bers emphasizing the need for Council's
support to have the landfill moved in order
that the proposal may move forward.
It is interesting that the developers have
chosen to work quietly with the Central
Abaco Council members in promoting the
project but appear to be reluctant to bring
this project to the public's attention.
Against this backdrop are several envi-

ronmental groups lamenting the possible
loss of this piece of public land and possible
damage to the surrounding creek system.
Friends of the Environment is remaining
neutral on the cay itself as their mandate
is to educate the public on environmental
issues. They are concerned about possible
consequences to the surrounding wetlands.
A recent meeting by Friends of the Envi-
ronment brought out nearly 100 diverse
persons who were overwhelmingly in fa-
vor of protecting the Snake Cay wetlands.
The meeting was structured to avoid con-
clusions on Snake Cay itself.
A new group of concerned residents has
formed the Abaco Public Conservancy with
the goal of preserving this public land for
the benefit of the Abaco public well into
the future. Its vision includes the use of the
area by private businesses and entrepre-
neurs. Its plan is to keep Snake Cay within
the public domain along with the extensive
coastal wetlands to the north and south.
We feel that the public should have in-
put as to the future of this valuable coastal
area. The area belongs to the people and
we realize that many Abaconians use and
enjoy this area for recreation. It has po-
tential for small eco-tourism businesses,
a small cottage resort, restaurant, bird
watching, snorkeling, kayaking, bonefish-
ing and other leisure activities.

We would like to suggest a friendly
competition among interested persons to
submit ideas for the best use of the Snake
Cay area, now and well into the future.
The area is extensive enough to support
several diverse but low impact businesses.
Your ideas may be brought to the attention
of this paper, the Abaconian, the Abaco
Chamber of Commerce or Friends of the
Environment, whichever one you think
will be the most responsive. Some may feel
that a large resort there is beneficial and in
the area's best interest. Comments in sup-
port of a resort are also welcome..
Ideas for Snake Cay's future will be
pooled and brought to the public's atten-
Remember that at this moment Snake
Cay is entirely owned by the Bahamian
public. The extensive wetlands are also
owned by the public. There may be a few
small cays or small parcels within this wet-
land area that are privately owned but there
is no knowledge of any attempts to develop
these few privately owned parcels.
The people of Abaco need to speak up
and make their voices heard. We feel that
government will listen and respond accord-
ingly. This is a time for concerned persons
to come together and plan for Abaco's fu-

_ tteks to the gdltok

Kudos to BEC
Dear Editor,
Because our service had been inter-
rupted for the two previous days by having
our electricity shut off for over three hours
each time, we assumed that our low volt-
age was part of the problem BEC was in
the process of repairing.
But after the slow downs and surges
kept continuing at unprecedented regular-
ity, we called BEC to complain late on a
Wednesday afternoon. Their phone was
answered quickly and courteously, and I
was directed to another number where I
was told I would receive help. I explained
our problem and was told that a service
representative would come out to our my
home to see if they could find a solution.
At first, I assumed that they may or may
not come within the next couple of weeks,
as we had recently experienced with BTC.
But, much to our surprise and delight, they
came right away, within the hour and two
very pleasant and efficient workers (I'm
afraid I never even got their names) knew
exactly what the problem was and how to
fix it and got right to it.
What a pleasure it is to deal with kind
and courteous employees of a government
office, unlike many who let the phone ring
for half an hour and then answer it by say-
ing "What ya want?" or ones who never

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even bother to reply to written complaints.
So, a big thank you and Kudos to BEC
- kindness and courtesy goes a long way,
and we can all appreciate that.
Lee and Danny Pinder
Cherokee Sound
Front Street is
a disgrace
To the Editor,
Prior to the last election, a road works
contract was hastily given by the PLP with
no thought for the proper repair to our his-
toric Front Street, or Bay Street as some
call it in Marsh Harbour. Portions of the
old concrete surface were torn up and the
roadway left with huge craters. Other por-
tions of the road were covered with dump
truck loads of oversized fill which raised
the road level in some cases 12 inches
higher than the property owners' gardens
which the road borders. A few owners
even had to go to the expense of building
concrete cordons on the verge of the road-
way to prevent the fill and slop from flow-
ing onto their property.
This was a perfect example of last
minute efforts on the part of the previous
government to appear to be doing some-
thing. Obviously, it did not fool anyone
in the South Abaco Constituency, but un-
fortunately, we have been stuck with the
remnants of an appalling road. To date, no
contract has been awarded, and the resi-
dents of this street have been left in limbo.
It is a very sorry state of affairs as it af-
fects only a few citizens, but their vehicles
pay the same road tax as yours and mine.
Smaller sized vehicles cannot even pass
one section where the mud pit is over 16
inches deep.
It would have been so very simple to uti-
lize the existing concrete roadbed and re-
pour it in sections, which would have been
minimally disruptive to users if done by
increments daily. As it now stands, prop-
erty owners have been severely inconve-
nienced, and it does not appear that there is
any haste to rectify the situation. Shame on
the PLP for starting such a shoddy job, and
shame on the FNM for not correcting this
state of affairs some 15 months later.
Affronted and Appalled on Abaco

Promises have
not been kept
To the Abaconian,
Please allow me space in your letter col-
I want to say a little about Marsh Har-
bour's Front Street, even though I think
there has been a curse put on that street
ever since the UBP days.
The UBP did not fix it.
The CTJ did not fix it.
The PLP did not fix it
The FNM did not fix it.
The new PLP did not fix it.
The now FNM again has not fixed it.
I ask the question: WHY?
I guess the answer is where I started A
In the last campaign the Member of
Parliament for North Abaco said the Front
Street of Marsh Harbour would be fixed,
the old car lots on the back of Dundas
Town would be removed and Guana Cay
would have cable in 90 days. "And every
one present gave a clap offering."
Last week I was in Guana Cay and we
were talking about the gas prices. One guy
said every time he hears about the gas pric-
es, it makes his stomach have a big knot
come in it. This happened to me today as I
was driving down Marsh Harbour's Front
Street and saw the condition of that street.
It should make any right thinking Bahami-
an have a knot in their stomach and make
them angry also.
We had Mr. Sweeting there as a Member
of Parliament for 15 years and nothing hap-
pened. Now Mr. Key, your turn, along with
Mr. Ingraham. Show us what you can do.
This morning as I went down this one
way street, I came to a pool of water. It
looked like a pond where I used to shoot
ducks on the South Side of Marsh Har-
bour. If it would have been winter time,
there may have been ducks in it. My wife
and twin brother were in the car with me.
My wife shouted out, "You are not going
to try to go through that." I said, "I can't

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Letters From Page 8
turn back now. I'm on a one way street."
Well, I'll tell you what, the hole was a lot
deeper than I thought. But I made it OK.
This street runs along Mr. Colin Rees's
house, one of the oldest gentlemen on
Abaco. What a shame this gentleman has
to drive through this mess every time he
leaves his house. Mr. Rees ran for Parlia-
ment some years ago but did not make it.
What a shame he did not. Abaco would
have been a better place, I'm sure. In fact,
a man named Jeseral in Man-O-War wrote
a song for the campaign trail. One line of
the verse went like this, If you want to live
in ease, Just vote for Colin L. Rees. I feel
quite sure he would have done more for this
country than the members we have had.
We on Abaco have been left out of the
I am semi-retired now, but I tell you
what, if Mr. Key comes up with the funds
for Marsh Harbour's Front Street, I will
come over and see that the job gets done
for less than any other contractor. When I
say Mr. Key, I mean Mr. Key and the gov-
ernment and who is the government. The
government is the people, even though we
get treated like stray dogs by the members
we put there.
There should be 50 letters in The Aba-
conian every month about this Front Street
and the mess it is in. Or better still, close
the road until the funds have arrived from
government. And don't anyone hold their
breath. You will be a dead duck.
Sam Albury
BEC is deliquent

in payments
Dear Editor,
I am a local business owner and as such
have chosen to allow certain customers the
courtesy to charge purchases at our estab-
lishment. It is a standard business practice
to extend lines of temporary credit with the
expectations to be paid within a designated
amount of time. For example, if the ac-
count is net 30, then the account must be
paid off within 30 days.
The same goes for us as clients of other
businesses. If we receive a bill, we are ex-
pected to pay it in the arranged amount of
time. This includes all manner of bills such
as utilities, phone, cable, retail purchases,

etc. Furthermore, as a customer of a busi-
ness I am expected to pay my bill by either
mailing payment or personally going to
that establishment to settle my account.
I would like to comment on the prac-
tices of BEC in particular. Each month
like clockwork we receive a bill for utili-
ties used. We are expected to pay it or face
a disconnect. BEC does not come to my
house to pick up my payment, they do not
give me six-months grace period to pay my
bill, nor do they call me to follow up on
my payment. Yet as a business owner that
has extended credit to BEC, I am expected
to offer that service to them.
For example, the account BEC main-
tains with us is always over six-months
past due. We receive a payment for some-
thing that was due six months ago, and then
they charge something else. They refuse
to pay the 1.5 percent interest per month
that is allowable by law because that isn't
reflected on the original purchase order.
They expect us to personally go to BEC
and pick up the payment on their account.
When we asked repeatedly for payment,
we are consistently told that there is no lo-
cal manager to sign the checks; therefore,
all payments must be sent through Nassau.
Even with mailing a check to Nassau for a
signature, it surely does not take more than
six months to process the payments.
Practices like this may not affect large
corporations such as BEC. However, as a
small business owner, it can be devastating
to have accounts with overdue balances for
six months.
When we inquire at BEC to find out
when we should expect payment, at times
we are told there is a check there waiting
for us, and we must come to pick it up.
We inform them that they do not pick up
our payments, and that they are required
to either drop off the payment or mail it.
On occasion they will drop off the payment
which, of course, takes a few weeks lon-
ger. The last time we inquired about their
past due account and told them that we will
be forced to close the account since it is
consistently overdue, we were very rudely
told, "Go ahead and close it; we don't need
to purchase from you anyway."
I ask this, why are we expected to op-
erate differently from them? If we offer
them the courtesy to charge with our es-
tablishment, then why should we have to
chase after them for payment? Why aren't
we protected by law and allowed to charge

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the interest on overdue accounts that are
on government agencies as we are for per-
sonal accounts?
What it boils down to is simply econom-
ics. If we allow someone to charge and it
takes them six months or more to pay for
that item, we have basically lost all profit
that was originally generated from that sale.
We are required to pay our bills within 30
days, so why shouldn't they? I think all lo-
cal businesses need to band together and no
longer accept these practices. If you oper-
ate a business and allow BEC to charge,
demand that the account be settled within
30 days or their account will be closed. In
our experience all other government agen-
cies are extremely efficient at paying their
bills. We have absolutely no problem with
BTC, Bahamas Development Bank, local
government ministries, magistrates court
or other local government offices. It seems
that BEC needs to get its act together and
straighten up their accounting. All other
agencies either mail their checks or per-
sonally deliver them if they require a sig-
nature. BEC simply refuses to operate like
any other business and feels that they can
manhandle smaller businesses into doing
what they dictate.
Thank you for allowing me to voice my
A concerned local business owner
Better Service is
needed from BTC
To the Editor,
Every government that provides essen-
tial services for their citizens would hope
to give their people the best in quality ser-
vice. Here in The Bahamas, government
agencies such as BEC, BTC and the Water

and Sewerage Corporation are responsible
of providing the people of this country with
electricity, telephone and water service.
While BEC must be commended this year
for their effort to provide the best service
possible during this hot and vivid summer,
my issue stands with Bahamas Telecom-
munications Corporation.
I rely heavily on the telephone and inter-
net service that I receive from BTC for my
work and for schooling purposes. A few
weeks ago during the lighting and thunder
that came with a rain storm, the phone line
to our home was damaged. Every day for
the first week that it was down, a complaint
was made to the local office in Treasure
Cay. After that week had passed and noth-
ing was done, I called the helpline at 914,
only to find out that our complaints had not
been reported by the staff at the office.
Once the customer service representa-
tive at Nassau had reported the complaint,
we continued to report the matter. Today,
exactly eight weeks later, our telephone,
internet and VIBE services have not yet
been restored. BTC had suspended our ser-
vice. We paid the bill and still the service
has not yet been restored.
Something must be done with BTC.
The service that it provides is ridiculous.
BTC doesn't fail to bill us when the time
arrives, but yet when it is called upon, its
staff fails to show up. How can people who
rely on their telephone and internet to pro-
vide food for their families survive? What
exactly must we do? The sad thing is that
our monies pay these people and what we
get in return is just poor. BTC, please give
your customers better quality in service.
We need it, deserve it and pay for it.
Vernique Russell

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1 Central Abaco News

Baker's Sail-away 2008 ents escaped the heat by enjoying water time, drenching the captains and their pas- cent announcement by the Department of
By Mirella Santillo games. sengers, a welcome cooling shower after Housing that some existing green spaces
The seventh Annual Baker's Bay Sail By early afternoon there were too many the heat of the day. in Phase I of the subdivision will be con-
away which took place this year on Au boats to count and whoever did not have a Central Pines held verted into small low-cost lots. Residents
gust 10th was as much a success as the past boat arrived on a ferry lent for the day, property owners' meeting felt that their initial choice of a lot adjacent
years in spite of the threatening weather. compliments of Albury's Ferry. Although A small gathering of Central Pines ho- to a green space was being degraded with
The fund raising beach party brought in people left when the weather broke mid af- meowners reviewed their recent successful a corresponding reduction in their property
$6,000 which will be divided between Ev- ternoon, more arrived later, so the party programs and set goals to be achieved in a values. This topic will be discussed further
never died down. with Ministry of Housing officials.
ery Child Counts and Friends of the Envi- never ded down. meeting held on July 30. A major item is the wth Ministry of Housing officials.
ronment. There was much drinking, much eat- improvement of a five-acre wooded park in The association first met in August 2004
Leaving a morning squall behind them, ing and much friendly socializing, all for the center of the 500 l of of Phase I. and over the years have worked to get
a squadron of volunteers reached Baker's a worthy cause. Many were the sponsors High on their wish list is a community phone and cable service. Individual house-
Bay ahead of time and were greeted by who suppted e event. By late after- swimming pool and tennis court although hold garbage collection was more recently
staff members who helped them set up. noon, whatever drinks were left went on they realize much work must be done with added to their accomplishments.
By noon more boats had arrived and a sale for $1, creating a last rush to the bar lesser amenities before either of these can Beauty Practitioner
line was already converging to the bar before the end of the party. be considered. at Auskell Clinic
and the grill with hamburgers and hot- By evening the volunteers had packed The wooded park site is centered in a By Jenifer Hudson
dogs. It was a family event and the many everything and their boats were finally large block surrounded by home sites. Sev- The Auskell Advanced Medical Clinic
children who had come with their par- leaving, unfortunately, not in time to avoid eral access points are provided. Any im- has been constantly expanding its range
the storm that hit Guana Cay around that provements would not be solely for Central of services and now boasts a Dual Thera-
Sofh Es..................... .Pines residents but would be available to pist/Beauty Practitioner on its staff. Mrs.
all of Dundas Town and the greater Abaco Rudell Hall-Farrington works in the spa
IN community.
Concerns were expressed over a re- Please see Central Page 77


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section offering massage and beauty treat-
Ms. Hall-Farrington graduated from the
Utah College of Massage Therapy in Salt
Lake City in 2004 and was employed as a
massage therapist at the Mandara Spa in
the Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island be-
fore coming to Auskell this year. She has
recently completed Aesthetics Training un-
der the tutelage of Ms. Pamela Thompson,

The foundation for a new Maxwell's Superma
The new building will be on Pole Line Drii
300 yards south of the original location. T
provide much more space for parking and for
store to be laid out more cffti i,,rid Owner
hoping to be able to open by the end of the ye

a Beauty Practitioner in The Bahamas for
20 years.
"Aesthetics comprises basic facial skin
care," explained Ms. Hall-Farrington, who
described the three types which she offers:
"Cucumber and almond facials to restore
the skin through natural skin moisturizing,
and deep cleansing facials which she refers
to as acne facials which go deep into the
pores to remove impurities.
Several types of massage are offered,
these being Swedish massage, sports mas-
sage and deep tissue massage. Instead of
a full body massage
which lasts for one
hour, a client can opt
for a half hour head,
neck and shoulder mas-
sage. Another option
is a massage sampler
which is a combination
of both Swedish and
sports massage. Ms.
Hall-Farrington ex-
plained what to expect
from the different types
of massage.
Swedish is a classi-
cal European massage
technique with light
pressure. This im-
proves blood circula-
tion and the lymphatic
system. People with
high blood pressure or
rket is underway. heart problems should
ve approximately avoid massage since it
'he new site will increases blood flow to
allowing the new the heart.
Chad Sawyer is Sports massage fo-

cuses on tense muscles and increases flex-
ibility as lots of stretching is involved.
Deep tissue massage involves deep, in-
tense pressure and is most effective in rid-
ding the body of toxins. Persons with high
or low blood pressure should not get a deep
tissue massage.
Ms. Hall-Farrington also offers make-up
artistry services for weddings and special
functions and waxing services. She will
soon be offering hot stone massages and
body scrubs and is working on starting a
retail line of all the facial care products she
uses on her clients. One look at Ms. Hall-
Farrington's beautiful flawless skin will

tell you that she certainly knows her art.
Office hours are Monday to Friday
from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. but Ms. Hall-Far-
rington is willing to come in on a Satur-
day for any person who absolutely cannot
get there during the week. She will make
house calls as far as Treasure Cay up to
7 p.m. for a small additional charge and
has clients at the Abaco Beach Resort. Her
clients include males, females and children
but children up to the age of 17 must be
accompanied by a parent.
Ms. Hall-Farrington invites you to go in

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and let the cares of the world melt away
under what she calls her "gifted hands"
enhanced by the scent of aromatherapy oils
and the sound of soft, relaxing music.
Once she becomes more familiar with
Abaco, Ms. Hall-Farrington plans to ex-
tend her services to the cays. She suggests
that maybe a group of persons on a particu-
lar cay would like to get together and ar-
range to all have a massage on the same day
which would make arrangements easier.
Heal Our Land
Helps Those in Need
By Samantha V. Evans
Heal Our Land Family Crisis Center
is a non-profit organization founded in
June 2001 on Abaco funded by the gen-
erous donations of churches, businesses,
civic organizations and individuals. It was
founded by Mrs. Kathleen Knowles, who
has a passion for helping those who are
hurting and in need. Hence, her personal
motto is "Love is a more excellent way.'
Her late husband, Mr. Alva Knowles, was
the co-founder of the Center who had a
passion for the men of Abaco, especially
those who were addicted to drugs. They
were concerned about the development of
persons with life controlling and changing
problems such as drugs and alcohol, youth
leaders and struggling families.
Their activities from inception to now in-
clude helping families in crisis, rehabilita-
tion of alcohol and drug addicts, providing
food, clothing supplies and shelter for the
needy. They have been able to counsel many
people some of whom have admitted to hav-
ing been on the verge of suicide. Through

the efforts of the Heal Our Land Family
Crisis Center, they are seeing lives changed
and persons who were once ready to give up
and die having been reinvigorated.
They have requested 20 acres of Crown
land from government to facilitate the fol-
lowing: a women's crisis center, a juvenile
center, a men's center, a facility for the
homeless and a disaster center. A sporting
facility and a trade center for training in
landscaping, mechanics, heavy equipment
operations and domestic farming will also
be constructed. It is expected that this same
concept will be duplicated on every major
Family Island as they work towards the
fulfillment of their mission on a national
level. They are also currently networking
with crisis centers in the United States and
ministries of like vision in the Bahamas.
They are building a small office and
housing unit in Murphy Town that serves
as their administration facilities for the
time being. Later it will be converted to
a temporary shelter for the homeless once
the major developments are complete.
Since June 2001 Heal Our Land has been
operating out of the personal home of the
founder. They have fed, housed, clothed
and came to the rescue of many persons
in need. They are looking forward in the

next few years to having the office com-
pleted and professionally functioning. To
construct the office building and outfit it
will cost approximately $110,000. Pres-
ently, they utilize various forms of media
advertising to make their plea known to
the public. They approach businesses to
assist with food donations. However, it is
there hope that the businesses will commit
to making monthly food donations so that
they will have a more consistent flow of
food items to aid the families they assist.
Their goal is to get the entire community
involved because all families are in need of
some kind of help. Together they can build
healthier families and a stronger nation.
The directors of the organization are Jerry
Cornish, Vice President; Mildred Fergu-
son, Executive Director Family Crisis Di-

vision; Cleola Pinder, Secretary Executive
Director Women's Abuse Division; Law-
rence Arnett, Executive Director Pastoral
Division; and Cynthia Wood, Executive
Director Hospitality Division. They also
have a host of counselors and volunteers
who help meet the needs of the Abaco
community. They can be contacted by call-
ing 225-4575, 225-2165 or 367-3181.
Cancer Society Thrift
Shop held Open House
By Jennifer Hudson
The Cancer Society of Abaco held an
Open House on August 15 to celebrate the
Grand Opening of its spacious new Thrift
Shop premises. It was well attended and

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The asphalt hot mix plant near the Marsh Harbour round-about has been kept busy pav-
ing the new runway at the ariport. Other jobs in the area are being accommodated also
also. The plant is operated by Bahamas Hot Mix under the management of Mr. Harland

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the guests were treated to a variety of re-
freshments while socializing and learning
about the work of the Cancer Society and
viewing the new store. People enjoyed
browsing amongst the racks and shelves
which held a plethora of excellent quality
clothes, household goods and children's
toys. Many purchases were made and per-
sons were delighted with their purchases at
such reasonable prices.
The Cancer Society of Abaco first
opened its Thrift Shop in 2003 as a way to
raise funds to assist cancer patients. ALL
proceeds from sales in the shop go towards
helping cancer patients and all of the work-
ers in the shop are volunteers who donate
their time 100 percent.
The Cancer Society is grateful to Yvonne
Key for allowing the use of a room adjoin-
ing the Marsh Harbour Public Library for
so many years. However, with the inci-
dence of cancer, unfortunately, on the in-
crease, the Society relies more and more
on Thrift Shop sales to provide plane tick-
ets for patients traveling for treatment and

so larger premises needed to be sought.
Twenty-eight return airline tickets to
the United States and Nassau have been
provided to patients between February
and July 2008. These and other donations
towards treatments have totaled $16,550
given by the Abaco Cancer Society to pa-
tients already this year. The Society is very
fortunate to have been generously donated
the use of a large building by Randy Key
behind the Abaco Groceries building near
the airport roundabout in Marsh Harbour.
Ian Roberts of Abaco Groceries has also
been very helpful to the Cancer Society in
the move to their new premises.
The Society was pleased to be able to
welcome members of the public to its
greatly expanded Thrift Shop. The extra
space allows for far more stock to be dis-
played and for shoppers to browse in com-
fort instead of in the cramped conditions in
the previous shop. The shop is open every
Saturday morning from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Please come and support the Society; you
will find plenty of bargains. Donations of
clothing, household goods, toys and small
furniture are always welcome and may be

taken to the Thrift Shop on Saturday morn-
ings between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. If this is
not convenient, donations can be dropped
off at the rear entrance of Abaco Groceries

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during store hours.
The Cancer Society wishes to thank
Bristol Wines and Cellars for donating the
wine for the Open House.

The Thrift Shop run by the Abaco Cancer Society has moved to a large building behind
Abaco Groceries near the Marsh Harbour airport round-about. The shop sells donated
t hil,i ,,. housewares and toys to raise money for cancer victims on Abaco. The Society
held a very successful Open House on August 15 to highlight their move.


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Treasure Cay Celebrated
35th Independence
A Taste of The Bahamas was the theme
of the post Independence Celebration held
at the Coco Beach Bar to celebrate the Ba-
hamas Independence. The celebration was
held on July 11th and featured the culture
of the islands in food, dance and cultural
tradition. A very attractive and scrump-
tious meal was prepared by Chief Execu-
tive Chef Noel and his team.
The menu featured a food item from the
major islands which were all strictly Baha-
mian dishes. Special delights such as guava
duff and crab n' rice and Abaco wild pig
were featured.
The spectacular Spicy Coco, the fire
dancer, amazed the crowd with her per-
formance. She delivered a mouth dropping
performance that was enjoyed by every-
one. The Glass Eating Man was also on
site to entertain the crowd with his ability
to eat glass. The crowd watched with much
amusement as he ate glass without being
cut or injured. The crowd then danced to
the sounds of the elite Bahamian artist,
Crab Man.
The night was the first of its kind at the
resort and is credited to the hard-working
creativity, artistic team headed by Chef
Noel. It was a complete success and was
enjoyed by both residents and visitors.
3rd Annual Cooper's Town/
Fire Road Homecoming
Each One Reach One was the theme of
the third annual homecoming festivities for
the Cooper's Town and Fire Road settle-
ments. The homecoming was staged at the

softball field at the Sherlin Bootle High
School grounds beginning on July 10th,
climaxing on July 11th, bringing together
lots of family and friends. Due to inclem-
ent weather, the gospel concert scheduled
to close the homecoming was cancelled. In
spite of this, the festivities were still lots
of fun.
On Thursday a speech competition was
hosted with a topic that focused on high-
lighting Abaconians/Bahamians who play
vital roles in the building of this country.
The contestants were Ms. Adenea Cooper
and Ms. Antionae Smith. After delivering
passionate speeches that were filled with
facts and inspiration, the emerging winner
was Ms. Smith with Ms. Cooper placing
second. The remainder of the night was
open for socializing and dance as the DJ
On Friday night the committee hosted
the stars of the hilarious Bahamian stage
play that featured the famous David Wal-
lace and Michael Pintard, Election 2007
Count It Again...Man, Count it Again.
Hundreds flocked to the homecoming site
to see the play that has gained much popu-
larity since it inception following the events
of last year's election. Many of the persons
who watched it said it brought the election
campaign time, especially the rallies, back
fresh to their memories.
On Saturday night the committee staged
a fashion show that featured many little
darlings from our local soil. The crowd
enjoyed a performance by the New En-
try Band who demonstrated that variety
is still the spice of life as they performed
a variety of songs from different musical

backgrounds. Throughout the festivities
the homecoming committee hosted domino
tournaments and other events that the chil-
dren were able to participate in. The ven-
dors did a great job by offering meals and
daiquiris that were tasty.
The event was definitely a success and
organizers are optimistic about next year.
Blackwood 10th
Annual Homecoming
It has been ten years since the inception
of the Blackwood Homecoming Festival
and organizers planned a slate of activi-
ties that the attendees wouldn't forget. The
place to be on Emancipation weekend was
Blackwood. The activities started on Au-
gust 1st with an evening of socializing and
mingling. On August 2 the evening was
filled with fun as the committee hosted its
talent show, fashion show and dance off.
Vendors provided an variety of excellent
food and soft drinks that hit the right spot.
The event was filled with lots of surprises.
On August 4th the community hosted a
beach party at the public beach in Treasure
Cay that was well attended and lasted well
into the evening.
Organizers have deemed this year
homecoming a success and are apprecia-
tive of the support that they received from
the public.
Crawfish Season Opens
On August 1st throughout the Bahamas,
the Department of Fisheries lifted the ban
and once again fishermen were able to
catch crawfish. This year fishermen are
boasting an extremely prosperous season
opening. In comparison to last year season,
fishermen are saying that there is a larger

number of crawfish. Most of the fishermen
have stated that the habitats set in prepa-
ration of the season were filled to capac-
ity when harvested. From Treasure Cay
to Grand Cay, the seas are bearing good
news. Although the Department of Fisher-
ies has encountered a few minor problems,
it is pleased to announce that fishermen are
cooperating with the rules and guidelines
of the department.
The fishermen of Little Abaco held a
prayer service before the opening of the
season to ask God's blessing and guidance
on them throughout the season. Under the
leadership of Pastor Burnell Parker, the
men gathered at the public dock in Fox
Town to pray and give God thanks. They
feel that the success of their venture is in
His hands. Since the opening of this sea-
son, their harvest has been plentiful and
they are very pleased with what have been
The Department of Fisheries is encour-
aging fishermen to obey the laws of the
land. The department is warning that any-
one caught in violation of the rules will be
persecuted to the full extend of the law.
Local Government
Chief Councillor Elected
Residents of North Abaco participated
in Local Government elections in June.
Town Committees have met and elected
their representatives to the North Abaco
District Council. The Councillors that
were elected from Treasure Cay to Little
Abaco gathered to elect the person they
feel is most capable to head their organi-
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Pedican was once again elected to serve in
that capacity and Elon Mills was elected
as Deputy Chief Councillor. This is Mr.
Pedican's third term as Chief Councillor
and he is most grateful for another oppor-
tunity to serve.
Back to Las Vegas
The Treasure Cay Youth Crusad-
ers headed back to Las Vegas. Last year
Coach Godfrey Rolle and his team traveled
with the HOYTES (Helping Our Youth
Through Education and Sports) association
to Las Vegas to participate in a basketball
camp and clinic to help the youngsters ad-
vance their skills. It's that time once again.
Our boys departed on July 25th and trav-
eled with other youth from Grand Bahama
to participate. The organizers of HOYTES
under the leadership of David "Moon"
McPhee have had the responsibility of en-
suring that young men and ladies attend
clinics such as the one in Las Vegas for
a few years now and each trip has been
very successful and beneficial to the young
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Residents and visitors were all excited
to see a face that is normally only seen
dribbling basketballs up and down the
court on television. Mr. JaVon Howard
was vacationing on the beautiful shores
of Treasure Cay. He is a player with the
Houston Rockets where he made a name
for himself. He has been taking advantage
of all the relaxation time and activities in
the area.

Church News
Vacation Bible School
was a success
The leaders of Youth Invasion held Va-
cation Bible School where the children par-
ticipated in exciting Bible activities, dis-
cussion, craft time, creativity and outings.
This year the program focused on The
Lord Our God is One Lord. Participants
were taught how to serve family, friends,
their church, community and God. Ses-
sions were held daily at Cities of Refuge
Ministry church.
Outreach Service
The Outreach Committee of Full Gospel
Assembly and its affiliate hosted an out-
reach service on the Don Corbett Court in
Treasure Cay on July 6th. The service was
a continuation of a ministry that was be-
gun after the death of Wensil LaRoda and
is headed by his father. The goal of the
ministry is to take the message of salvation
beyond the church to reach the lost and
hurting to give them hope to aspire beyond
their present situations and circumstances.
The services are held the first Sunday of
each month with the location and speakers
varying. The committee also does a walk
about and a door-to-door prayer ministry.
The committee invites the public to join
them on August 3rd for a hand-clapping
and foot-stomping Holy Ghost time.
Pastor James Williams and the members
of the Voice that Calleth to Repentance
Ministry hosted a week of revival servic-
es at the gospel tent in Crossing Rocks.
The theme for the revival was The Spirit
Giveth Life and the revival was part of the
Healing and Deliverance Crusade that was

held during July 14th -18th. Guest speak-
ers for the revival were Prophetess Shauna
Officer of Chattanooga, Tennessee, and
Prophet Remington Rolle. The revival
brought restoration and healing to many
and God breathed fresh upon His people as
a new hope was released and hearts were
Pastoral Celebration
The family of End Time Harvest Minist-
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Please see North Page 77 pastor's third pastoral anniversary. It will ing hours are 7 a.m. until 10 p.m. Monday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. For further informa-
begin with five nights of services held at through Thursday, 7 a.m. until 11 p.m. on tion, contact 365-0155.
pel Assembly in Treasure Cay. The ses- the Treasure Cay Community Center be- Fridays and on Sundays from 7 a.m. until Royal Bank Extends
sions catered to children between the ages ginning at 7:30 p.m. nightly. On Saturday 11 and 3 p.m. until 8 p.m. Hours in Treasure Cay
of four and 16. The hosting team traveled a special invitation is extended for a fam- Savannah's Hot Dog The Royal Bank Branch at Treasure Cay
from Nassau, Grand Bahama and Turks ily fun day at the public beach in Treasure Savannah's Hot Dog Stand in Fire Road has announced extended hours of operation
and Cacois Island to impart godly knowl- Cay. On Sunday the celebrations will cli- has opened for business and is operated by at the branch on Fridays. The bank previ-
edge. They brought the Bible alive through max at 3 p.m. with a special service. This Mr. and Mrs. Jeffery Cooper. It offers a ously extended its days of operations from
songs, dance and plays. Participants were year's anniversary celebration will feature variety of homemade delights including its two days weekly to four days, operating
able to join in various hands-on and mind a variety of speakers from local and nation- famous Dyno Balls, Corn Dog, Hot Dog from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Now the bank
drilling activities. The group hosted a block al churches. The pastor of Cities of Refuge and other delights. You can also quench will be open on Fridays from 9:30 a.m.
party on August 8 to climax the events of is Pastor Bridgette Mills. your thirst with their "must have another to 4:30 p.m. The increase in its clientele
this year's Bible school. The block party Outreach Service Invitation one" lemonade. The store hours are from and other business required longer hours
was very exciting and both adults and An invitation is extended to the public mid-day until. The proprietors are inviting to provide their services.
children in attendance were able to enjoy to join the community outreach evange- you to stop by today and try one of their Sinovia's Heaven
themselves and have fun. Organizers were lism program on September 7th for an ex- many specials. o
pleased with the support that they received citing evening of prayer and praise to be Nails by Kita Ms. Sinovia McIntosh in Cooper's
from the public, held at the Don Corbett basketball court If you're searching for a manicure, ped- Town is now offering hair stylin Coopervices
The community of Treasure Cay thanks the at the Treasure Cay Primary School. The icure, a full set of acrylic nails with design, and is available to make house calls. She
members of CCI Bahamas Group for sharing service will begin at 7:30 p.m. The com- Tammy Taylor or any other service, Nails can accommodate all your hair needs inclu-
the wisdom of God with our young people. munity outreach evangelism program is a by Kita is what you need. Nail technician sive of hair treatments, coloring, weaving,
Outreach Service joint venture between the local churches in Lakita Cartwright is offering top of the line bonding, braiding, natural twist, shingles,
The monthly outreach evangelism ser- Treasure Cay headed by Pastor Clint LaR- royal treatment to her customer in a variety perm and much more. Her skillful designs
vice that is hosted by the uniting of Full oda and Pastor Zeldon Simms. The com- of services. She is located in the Carlton andreativitan uaranteed lowest prices
Gospel Assembly and Unity Baptist was mittee is looking forward to seeing visitors McIntosh Plaza in Cooper's Town in the on the island will keep you returning. She
held on August 3rd. This service was held at the park as they celebrate Jesus. unit at the rear of the building. The store can be contacted at 475-1087 or 475-3201
at the Full Gospel Assembly with guest Business News hours are Monday to Saturday from 9 a.m. for further information.
speaker Fr. Dwight Rolle of the St. Anne's to 6 p.m.
and St. Peters parishes. Fr. Rolle deliv- Marine service opens GrillPit ensRunway Restaurant Opens
ered a short but heart touching message in The Cooper's Town Marine Service e's Restaurant pens Runway Restaurant on the Sherlin Bootle
which he reminded the congregation of the Center is now open on the seaside of Coo- Richie's Restaurant in Cooper's Town Highway near the Treasure Cay airport has
which he reminded the congregation of the ers ow e othe ed of o announces an addition to their dinner ser- opened. It is open daily for breakfast lunch
power of the blood of Jesus and the pur- per's Town at the southern end of the front snowg The opened. It is open daily for breakfast, lunch
pose for which Jesus came. He encouraged street. The center provides fuel and other vril it no of fering griled foods. The and dinner and hours are extended into late
the congregation to be compassionate and essential items for cars and boats. Adja- ri pi o e he fn the rtauran night offering lots of exciting games and
put aside barriers of religion and remem- cent to the service is a sweets and treats open from Thursday through Saturdays activities that consumers can enjoy. The
ber that it's not how we worship but why. center that serves ice creams, candies, soft and ustomers are abls.e to feast oad Sand proprietors invite the public to try one of
rsdrinks and other treats. The service station tious grilled meals. The Conch Salad Stand their delicious meals or enjoy the fun game
PastoralAnniversaryhas been providing service to the Cooper's is located near the Grill Pit and is open sessions. A special invitation is extended to
The officers and members of Cities of Town area for a number of years but has from Thursday through Sunday. The hours
Refuge invite the public to join them on undergone renovations after be- of operation for both are from 4 p.m. On
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the public to join in the Super Sunday ac-
tivities. For more information, contact the
reservations department at 365-6652.
Daiquiri Stand Opens
Delicious, scrumptious and mouth wa-
tering are just some of the words that de-
scribe the daiquiris that are offered at Vito
and Athena's Daiquiri Stand. The stand is
located at the gates of the Treasure Cay
Primary School Park. The couple offers a
variety of daiquiri flavors with operating
hours on Friday from 4 p.m. until and on
Saturday from 11 a.m. until. The daiquiris
come in a variety of sizes and the own-
ers are certain that one is definitely not
School News
The Sherlin Bootle High School has
been registering students from June 23rd
through July 25th. Late registration will be
held August 5th through 25th. Parents are
advised to register their students. There are
important topics that Principal Moss and

his team want to discuss with parents prior
to the start of the school year. For further
information contact the school office at
The Treasure Cay Primary school is
also conducting registration at this time.
Principal Myrtis Russell is requesting that
parents register their children. You can
contact the school at 365-8273.
Parents, pay careful attention to the reg-
istration periods as it is vital to the suc-
cess of your children during the upcoming
school year.
Success Kids Academy
Success Kids Academy will open for its
third school year coming this September.
Registration is currently ongoing at the
school and parents are advised to contact
new Principal and Director, Mrs. Delores
McIntosh, for further information. The
school is in Cooper's Town behind Revival
Time Pentecostal church and is using on an
Abeka curriculum.
Late Registration
El Shaddai Christian Academy advises
the public that late registration is now in
progress for the start of the school year on

September 1st. Parents can register their
children at the school which is located
in the Dormy Villas community. Parents
are advised to take photo identification
for both the child and themselves and the
child's immunization card. The Academy
will provide early childhood education to
children between the ages of two and four
years. The school is located in Dormy Vil-
las in Treasure Cay. The school and day-
care service will operate between the hours
of 7 a.m. through 5:30 p.m.
Registration is now in progress for the
Homework Center and After School Care
that will be offered by the school beginning
September 8th and will operate between 3
p.m. to 6.p.m. Monday to Friday. Special
sessions are available to assist students in
basic subject areas for both the primary and
secondary level and in specialty subjects.
Special reading classes will be available
for both primary and secondary students.
Projects and course work assistance is of-
fered. The center offers internet access for
those in need of it. For further information
please contact 475-7247 or 365-8720.
All young people are invited to join the

Youth Invasion for a back-to-school cel-
ebration to be held on September 6th at the
schools. There will be lots of giveaways,
fun-filled activities, games and quizzes.
The celebrations will be from 1 p.m. until
7 p.m. There will be a grill out. Parents are
encouraged to bring their children and join
the festivities as we celebrate education.
Church of God Preschool an-
nounces opening dates
The Church of God Preschool in Coo-
per's Town will open on September 8th
for the new school year. Principal Donna
Collie and her team are once again look-
ing forward to providing the children with
the best in early childhood education. The
school is located at the Church of God Ca-
thedral on the seaside road of Cooper's
People in the News
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Min. Russell From 2
the Department of Housing may appear
to be insufficient, qualifying purchasers
are allowed to build a system house duty
free. A system house was later defined as a
pre-engineered house bought as a package
and approved by the Ministry. This might
include but is not limited to steel framing
or entire steel construction, panel construc-
tion, pre-formed concrete construction,
foam blocks with a concrete core and other
construction types.
Government now has five or six system
houses under consideration which meet the
Bahamas Building Code for hurricane re-
sistance. A government goal is to reduce
the time spent constructing a house from
the present three to five months to one
month or less, saving the homeowner sev-
eral months of labour costs. Other goals
include increased insulation to reduce air
conditioning costs.
Spring City is being increased in size by
88 acres yielding 207 lots of about 9,000
square feet each. These smaller lots are in-
tended for first time homeowners and 170
applications have been received.
Central Pines Phase II has 97 lots available
for which there are 564 applications on file.
Planning for Phase III is underway.
New subdivisions are having increased

parks and recreational areas in hopes of en-
couraging residents to be physically more
active and healthier.
The Minister noted that Central Pines
has been an outstanding success with some
of the best homes in The Bahamas to be
found there and which are definitely above
the definition of affordable housing.
Questions from the audiences concerned
sewage disposal and subsequent impact
on water reserves, enforcement of deeded
covenants, inclusion of parks and green
spaces and more local consultation during
the planning stages.

Housing From Page 4
Secretary, accompanied the Minster along
with was a full contingent from the Minis-
try of Housing and the Mortgage Corpora-
Mr. Seymour stated that initially they
thought the 423 lots in Central Pines I would
have been enough to meet the needs of the
growing Abaco community, but they soon
realized that this number was far from suf-
ficient. They later started to develop Cen-
tral Pines II, making 97 lots available but
quickly realized that they needed at least
600. A total of 564 applications have been
made for lots in Central Pines Phase II.

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matrimony. The wedding ceremony was
held at Calvary Temple Assembly in Free-
port, Grand Bahama, and the reception at
Workers House Hall. Mrs. Butler is the
daughter of Rev. Jackie and Min. Christine
Curry of Mount Hope and Mr. Butler is a
resident of Grand Bahama.
The community of North Abaco con-
gratulates Mr. and Mrs. Butler.
Farewell to
Immigration Officer
The community of North Abaco will bid
farewell to Mrs. Karnie McKenzie who was
a Bahamas Immigration officer at the Trea-
sure Cay airport where she was in charge
of Immigration. She was been transferred
back to Nassau but her ties to Abaco will
continue to be strong through the business-
es she owns here, K & Q Meat Mart and
Blossom Clothing Boutique. Farewell and
all the best to you.
Thank You
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being posted in North Abaco, Sgt. Ashley
Hepburn has proven his dedication to his

profession. Although the people of North
Abaco wanted him to stay with them, the
time came for him to depart as he has been
transferred to the Moore's Island District.
The communities of North Abaco thank
him for a job well done.
Principal leaves
after many years
Dedicated, committed and loyal are just
a few words that can used to describe the
work and service of Mr. Michael Rolle who
served as principal at the Cooper's Town
Primary School for more than two decades
and his work can surely speak for itself.
Under his leadership the school achieved
many accomplishments. His style and lead-
ership played a vital role in bonding the
school family together and made the work-
ing environment welcoming and comfort-
able. Many students who graduated under
his leadership are now prominent citizens
in our society and are making a difference.
Mr. Rolle has been deployed to Grand
Bahama for the new school year but the
work he has done can surely speak for
him and his presence will surely be missed
among us. The communities of North Ab-
aco say thank you to Mr. Rolle.

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Minister of Environment Focuses on a Cleaner Bahamas

Minister of the Environment, the Hon.
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on his portfolio as Minister of the Envi-
ronment but his immediate attention will
be given to demonstrating that the nation
is addressing its cleanliness habits.
"My primary mandate is to ensure that
the environment that we speak of is in
a well maintained and tidy state," said
Minister Deveaux. "That means address-
ing comprehensively solid waste issues;
whether it means garbage collection,
managing protected areas or managing
the marine environment.
"We need the public to see that their
country is cleaner; then it makes sense
to talk about protection and sustainabil-
ity. If it's dirty and there is litter all over
the place and mattresses in your wetlands
and fridges in your forest, and the habi-
tats of wild birds are being destroyed by
indiscriminate clearing and dumping. If
I cannot be seen to addressing those, the
issues of the international conventions
and the Environmental Impact Assess-
ment appear to be just so many words,"
he said.

The Minister of the Environment,
the Hon. Dr. Earl Deveaux
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September 1, 2008

U int... Opinion on Snake Cay and the landfill

By John Hedden
The Snake Cay issue certainly draws a
lot of attention in the mind of the Abaco-
nian public at the present time. Environ-
mentalists, preservationists, business oper-
ators, local councils, housing subdivision
residents and the general public members
all have comments to make. The larg-
est opinion divide appears in the form of
propriety rights of the 84.5 acres of pub-
lic land on the cay itself and whether this
should remain in public hands or be sold
to a private entity for resort development.
Related contentious issues, perhaps as seri-
ous, involve the timing of the new landfill
opening in the area, and the simultaneous
closure of the Central Abaco dump.
Provision of jobs, building contracts,
material supplies and the eventual full time
employment of a number of locals are all
an issue. The value of the area to Bahami-
ans in the near and generational future and
their birthright are also just as important.
To many, the surrounding marine creek
and bight systems and the natural inhabit-
ants are essential to the well being of the
Abaco mainland and so should be main-
tained. Yet again, others want the creeks
to be left exactly as they are now with no
outside influence or management put in
The biggest issue however seems to be
the inability of the local council to make a
decision and act on behalf of the general
public concerning the new landfill opera-
tion and general waste management.
The Prime Minister on several occasions
has publicly stated that he wants the land-
fill operational, and has given management
of the facility over to the Central Abaco
Council. Yet there still seems to be no ac-
tion, and the residents of Central Pines con-

tinue to suffer. I suspect that the reasons
for the hold back are multitude, not least
being the fact that the Council has never
been exposed to a project of this magni-
tude before; in addition to which they have
absolutely no idea of the engineering of a
landfill operation. Central government has
essentially said to Abaco, "Here you are,
run it."
An additional problem is the fact that for
the first time in Abaco history local coun-
cils and town committees island wide will
need to start coordinating and synchronis-
ing certain of their activities and processes
for the benefit of the whole island and cays.
To my mind local public consultation and
access to qualified minds with experience
now becomes essential. The whole island
has the opportunity to demonstrate a will-
ingness and cooperative spirit to the end of
operating an efficient and modern landfill.
However, at the present we are not up to
the task. If we don't get help, we will end
up with a huge, foul, unsanitary garbage
dump to replace the existing one. What a
The Snake Cay Resort is quickly becom-
ing another bug bear in the bonnet of the
Central Abaco Council for several reasons.
The project wants the landfill moved, and,
in addition, wants to purchase the two small
cays just on the land side of the develop-
ment so that they can put in a deep water
channel for access to high value property
by motor yachts and power cruisers. The
project operators have been lobbying both
the Council and its individual members ex-
tremely hard to gain approval for both of
its requirements. Rumours abound, and, in
fact, the Council is attempting to make an-
other difficult recommendation. A bee in
my own bonnet, however, keeps on remind-

ing me that Council has not yet approached
the public with this issue, and why?
Both the Prime Minister and the Minister
for the Environment have stated that public
consultation is an essential part of the de-
cision-making process. Yet the public has
heard nothing, even though several unoffi-
cial Council meetings have been held pri-
vately. Even the public launch of the project
was engineered in such a manner that the
community was uninformed of the date and
time of the announcement. Again, why?
Another contention exists around the
fact that the Council wishes to recommend
the project because of future job provisions
in the community. This is all well and good
but is this project going to turn out to be
yet another one that promises jobs with-
out good advancement opportunities while
maintaining a few highly visible token
positions to Bahamians without any real
participation in the project chain of com-


Again, I have my suspicions. I believe
that along with the sacrificing of publicly-
owned, useful and valuable community
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Martin Gilbert, Natalie Moreau, Nathan
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Church News

Coronation held for mannered, well respected, and carries her- prised of nurses, teach- l
L self with dignity. Oprah Simms, a student ers, child care workers
Eight Young Ladies of Abaco Central High School, stated that and students, ranged
By Samantha V. Evans God gave her life and people who love her in age from 21 to 30
It is refreshing to know that in a world affirm her beautiful and worth. and are all members of
where young people live by the mantra Mrs. Lenora Black, Superintendent of the Greenville Avenue
"if it feels good, do it" that there are still Education, gave them five rules to live by. Church of Christ in
young ladies who respect their bodies so Firstly, she told them to wear their rings Dallas.
much that they have made an oath to keep with pride. Secondly, they should reign Between 9 a.m. and
themselves pure until they get married. To with the end in mind which means that they 12 noon daily they or- t
make their decision known to the world, a must see themselves already as the profes- ganized Vacation Bible
coronation service was held in their honor sional they will become. Thirdly, they must School at the Church of
at New Beginnings Household of Faith put first things first that includes studying Christ on Don MacKay
(former Abaco Youth Ministries) on July hard to build their career. Next they must Boulevard for about 30
20th. These eight beautiful young ladies be prepared to win and think positively. youngsters aged from 2
were a part of Queen Esther's Court. Each Finally, she encouraged them to be around to 15. The childrenwere
of them made her declaration to their fam- people who are of similar faith and charac- divided into groups to
ily and friends as they explained how their teristics as they are so that they will lift and enjoy activities suit-
lives resemble that of the Queen. build each other up. able to their varying ct church group from Texas held a Vacation Bible School
The first young lady in Queen Esther's Mrs. Margaret Symonette, Assistant Is- age groups which in- at the Church of Christ in Marsh Harbour in early August.
court was Valencia D. Duvra, a student of land Administrator for Central Abaco, told clouded Bible lessons Whilehere the group held a Health Far in the Mud checking
St. Francis de Sales school, who encour- them to give their best always. They must games, crafts and skits. for several health risks.
aged young girls to not allow the sweet talk have a good attitude because it will deter- The theme for the week was Castaway Bay felt the project had been. Approximately
of boys to cause them to make decisions mine their altitude. and the children were encouraged to think 100 people turned up at the church to have
that will result in their falling victim to Pastor Emmit Archer and the visiting about what they would need for survival, their blood pressure, sugar and pulse mon-
teen pregnancy, STDs, or drugs. Joy Ar- pastors blessed the rings before the young especially their need for God. itored. Persons discovered to have high
cher, also a student of St. Francis, stated ladies put them on the finger reserved for During the afternoons Pastor Jason blood pressure were given advice on ways
that the qualities of a Queen are many but the wedding ring. A reception followed af- Quashie organized sightseeing and beach to keep their pressure down without medi-
they must ensure that they are obedient to ter the service. trips for the team so that they were able cations through proper diet and exercise.
God because it is better than doing some-
thing that will affect them fulfilling their Youngsters Enjoy to have some "down time" and enjoy the The team found them to be very apprecia-
beautiful Abaco sea and sun. One evening tive of this help. One young lady on the
destiny. Vacation Bible School they met with members of the Church of team who hopes to go to medical school
Brittany Archer explained the destiny By Jennifer Hudson Christ for a panel discussion on religion. stated, "It was an interesting experience
and grace of Queen Esther, stating that While Hurricane Eduardo was bearing On August 4th, which was the public and it was nice to be able to help. We were
everyone has to make decisions in life, down on Texas, ten Texans were pleased holiday, the team spent the morning in the surprised to find that blood pressure in the
but it is important that they make the right to be on Abaco for more than one reason. Mud conducting a Health Fair which they majority of people was high. It was eye
ones. Leann Albury, a student of Long Bay Not only were they out of Eduardo's way, held in the Feed My Sheep Church. A few opening seeing the difference between the
School, stated that they must protect them- but they were happy to be able to give members of the Marsh Harbour Church conditions in the Mud compared to the rest
selves at all cost and not give into tempta- their assistance to the people of the Marsh of Christ accompanied the Texas team to
tion. Deria Nixon, also a student of Long Harbour area during a Mission Trip from act as interpreters, and they were all very Please see Church Page 25
Bay School, told them that a queen is well- August 4 to 7. The group, which was com- pleased and excited at how successful they

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Round-about parrot

sculpture is improved

The centerpiece of the Marsh Harbour Airport Round-about is a parrot created by Mr.
Steve Burrows. The Abaco Club of Winding Bay is now building a rock wall around the
statue. The Abaco Club of Winding Bay has iu, calv taken over maintenance there. Re-
cent pruning has temporarily reduced the vibrant growth that will hopefully be grown
back by the time our tourist season opens.

$1000 is still offered

for whale tag

This notice was published in mid-July
and to date the missing tag has not been
located. The $1,000 reward is still be-
ing offered to anyone who can return the
For many years in the month of May,
Abaco has been very fortunate to have the
presence of Nan Daeschler Hauser, one of
the world's leading marine mammal re-

On June 15th the team, accompanied by
two scientists from the University of To-
kyo, tagged a beaked whale with a special
instrument designed to record the animal's
actions and referred to as a computer data
logging tag.
The "tag" stays on the creature from
12 to 60 hours at which time the suction
cup releases and the "tag" floats to the
surface. When the instrument surfaces, it

broadcasts a signal to allow the scientists to
locate and retrieve it. In the four days be-
tween the tagging and the departure of the
research team, they did not receive the sig-
nals from the "tag." It is unknown whether
the "tag" stayed attached to the whale, be-
came lodged beneath some deep sea ledge,
malfunctioned, reached a position out of
range or had some other issue.
Now it is two and a half months af-
ter the tagging and it is likely that the in-
strument has been freed and hopefully has
come to rest somewhere upon the shores
of Abaco.
The University of Tokyo is the own-
er of the equipment and is most anxious
to retrieve it so that it can work with the
data that was recorded during its adven-
ture. The university is offering a $1,000
reward to anyone who finds and returns the
The Data Logger was deployed on June
15th, 2008. The location was approximate-
ly five miles east northeast of the southeast
Man-O-War Channel.

The "tag" is a rectangular block of wood
10 inches by four inches with a suction cup
and antennae. It is painted bright yellow
with red lettering.
We hope you will keep an eye or ear
open for sight or news of the missing
"tag." When someone finds the tag, please
call Derek Lee at 365-6156 or email at der-

Church From Page 24
of Marsh Harbour, and I wish we could
have done more to help."
The team was led by Mr. Ray Chris-
topher, who stated that although this was
the first visit to Abaco for the members of
this team, he has been coming for several
years bringing a different team each year.
"I like coming to Abaco, not only for its
beauty but for the friendship and fellow-
ship of the people in the community. There
is a 'homey' feeling here because of the
attitude of the people. We try to learn from
their culture and also show them some of
ours," he stated.


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The Abaconian Section A Page 25

South Abaco News

Cherokee Sound
The Cancer
Educational Seminar
By Jennifer Hudson
The Living Beyond Cancer Support
Group of the Cancer Society of the Baha-
mas held an Abaco Retreat and Education-
al Seminar at the W.W. Sands Community
Centre in Cherokee Sound early in the
summer. Approximately 35 people from
Abaco covering a vast range in ages and
including members of the Cancer Society
of Abaco, attended the seminar.
Mistress of Ceremonies, Ms. Jennie
Johnson, introduced the group of approxi-
mately 12 cancer survivors from Nassau
who each gave a background on their expe-
riences from diagnosis through treatment
to survival. Some of these were very in-
spirational and brought tears to the eyes of
some members of the audience.
A talk was given on the Cancer Caring
Centre in Nassau describing how it came

Representatives of the Cancer Society from N
kee Sound on how to live with cancer, both f
was very helpful and educational.

about and what it offers to cancer patients.
Nurse Beverley Williams, who was ex-
tremely knowledgeable on her subject,
gave a very enlightening talk on early de-
tection of cancer and what to expect when
undergoing chemotherapy and radiation
treatments. She also gave information on
some new, experimental treatments and
on the new Oncology Unit at the Princess
Margaret Hospital.
Mrs. Veronica Saunders spoke on some
of the work being done here by the Abaco
Branch of the Cancer Society. She men-
tioned the great financial contribution the
Abaco Branch has made to the Cancer Car-
ing Centre and that in recognition of this a
room has been named The Abaco Room
and also a room has been specially desig-
nated for cancer patients from Abaco. The
work of the Thrift Shop in raising funds
to assist cancer patients with air fares was
also mentioned.
Inspirational Songs of Praise selec-
tions were presented by three singers from
kee and
by a
For the
by Mr.
Vassau held a seminar in Chero- Sawyer
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kee. Mr. Sawyer offered words of hope
and encouragement based on the Scrip-
tures to the cancer survivors and stated
that he had found it surprising how these
people had not considered their situation
a life sentence but could still find joy and
humour in life.
A question and answer period resulted
in some very helpful information being
shared. Following the meeting the group
from Nassau was able to suggest some
very useful ideas for starting a similar sup-
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Kid's Korner
Award's Night
By Lee Pinder
The youth of Cherokee not
only won awards for their Bible
study courses, but also won over
the hearts of their audience.
Normally held at the end of the
school year in late June, this
year's festivity was held on Au-
gust 17. The evening program
took place at Epworth Chapel.
The event was well attended by Member
family and friends and they were Sound e
not disappointed. formanc

I believe the children preformed bet-
ter than they have ever done before. They
knew the books of the Bible, their Bible
verses and they sang with real gusto. Ev-
eryone was impressed. Every child re-
ceived some type of award and they were
all very proud of their accomplishments,
the parents even more so. This has become
a Cherokee tradition, a way of making sure
our children are exposed to good Christian
values that will carry them into the future.
After the ceremonies were finished ev-
eryone was treated to as much homemade
ice cream as they could hold, and it can't
get much better than that.

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Emergency Services
Police Marsh Harbour 367-2560
The following services are provided by volunteers
Fire Marsh Harbour 367-2000
Fire Dundas Town 367-2935 or 4935
Fire -Hope Town VHF Ch 16
Fire Green Turtle Cay 365-4133
Fire Man-0-War 365-6911
BASRA Bah Air Sea Rescue Assoc all areas Marine VHF 16
Hope Town 366-0500 Marsh Harbour 367-3752
GuanaCay 365-5178 Treasure Cay 365-8749

Medical Services
Abaco Family Medicine Marsh Harbour...367-2295
Auskell Advanced Medical Clinic .............367-0020
Marsh Harbour Medical Centre................367-0049
Government Clinic Marsh Harbour .........367-2510
Corbett Clinic Treasure Cay ...................365-8288
Government Clinic Cooper's Town .........365-0300
Government Clinic Green Turtle Cay .....365-4028
Government Clinic Hope Town ................366-0108
Government Clinic Sandy Point .............366-4010
Government Clinic Fox Town ...........................

Taxi Cab Fares for one or two passengers
Plus extra for each passengers above two
Between Marsh Harbour Airport and
Ferry Dock or Murphy Town toAmmons Dr $12 + $3
Bristol Cellers thru A Beach Hotel or Gov't dock thru
Dundas Town $10+$3
Dove Plaza Stop Light or Sawyer's Market $10+$2
Gov't Clinic thru Western Auto $6 +$2
Gov freight dock through Dundas Town $10 + $3
Murphy Town to Shell Sta $14+$4
Pelican Shores to Frankie Russel house $14+$4
Eastern Shores to Peas & Rice house $14 + $4
Beyond Russell house or Peas & Rice house $16 + $5
Great Cistern $20 +$5
Spring City $15+$5
Snake Cay $35 + $10
Treasure Cay $60 + $10
Casuarina Point $60 + $10
Treasure Cay Airport or Bah Palm Shores $70 + $10
Little Harbour or Cherokee $80 + $10
Crossing Rocks $100+ $10
Sandy Point $135 + $10
Between Marsh Harbour Ferry and:
Ab Beach Hotel thru Wally's & Eastern Shore $ 2 each
Jib Room $ 3 each
Solomon s Super Center $5 + $3
Stop Light, Dove Plaza, Gov't dock $ 6 +$3
Government F-eiqhl D:oc, $7 +$3
GovClinic, W Auto or Nat Insurance $9 +$3
Mother Merle restaurant $10 + $3
Waiting time $20 per hour, $10 per half hour
Children under three free Caged pets- as people
Luggage $1.00 each over four, Surf boards $4.00 ea.
Between Treasure Cay Airport and: Effective 13 Nov05
Treasure Cay Resort $20 + $5
Madeira Park $14+$4
Green Turtle Cay ferry dock $8 + $4
Moxy $18+$5
Bahamas Star farm $24 + $5
Sand Banks $24 + $5
Joe's Creek, Leisure Lee $44+ $10
Black Wood $18+$5
Fire Road & Cooper's Town $37 + $5
Cedar Harbour $55 +$5
Wood Cay $60 +$5
Mount Hope $65+$5
Fox Town $70 + $5
Crown Haven $75 +$5
Marsh HarbourAirport $75+ $10
T Cay Hotel to Marsh Harbour $65 + $10
T C Hotel to G Turtle Ferry (Blue Hole $24) $18 + $5
T C Hotel to Bonefish Marles $22 + $5
T C Hotel to Joe's Creek $35 + $5
T C Hotel to Moxey $16+$5
T C Hotel to Banyan Bch Club XX $6 + $3
Green Turtle Ferry to Marsh H Airport $75 + $10

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Dive Shops
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Above & Below, Marsh Harbour 367-0350
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Froggies, Hope Town 366-0431
Treasure Divers, Treasure Cay 365-8571
Brendal's Dive, Green T. Cay 365-4411
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Man-0-War Dive Shop 365-6013

Items of interest Man-0-War boat yards Blackwood
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Return 8 am 11:30 1:30 pm
Marsh H. > Guana Cay (& Scotland Cay with advance notice) from Conch Inn
(6:45am Union Jack Dock) 10:30 1:30 pm 3:30
Return 8 am 11:30 2:30 pm 4:45

4 5:45
3 4 5 6:30
Return 5 pm
4 5:45
5 pm
Not on Sundays
or holidays

Same day fare Adult prepaid oneway $16 / Round Trip $22, * Kids 6-11 half, Under 6 free
Green Turtle Ferry Phone 365-4166, 4128, 4151 VHF Ch 16 Ten minute ride
Green T Cay to Treasure Cay Airport8 am 9 II 12:15 1:30 3 4:30
T Cay Airport to Green T Cay 8:30 am 10:30 11:30 1:30 2:30 3:30 4:30 5
New Plymouth one way adult $10 (Children $7) Round trip $15 Extra to some G T Cay docks
Abaco Adventures Ph 365-8749 VHF Ch 16
Treasure Cay to Guana Cay Sunday Lv 12 & returns 4:45 p.m. $25 RT
T Cay to Man-O-War/ Hope Town Wed 9:30 am, return 4:30 pm $35 RT
T Cay to Guana Cay Sunset Cruise Fr $25, call for time

Pinder's Ferry Service Between Abaco & Grand Bahama -
Crown Haven, Abaco to McLean's Town, Grand Bah. -Daily 7:00 am & 2:30 pm
McLean's Town to Crown Haven return Daily 8:30 am & 4:30 pm
Fare $45 OW / $90 RT Children half fare Call Abaco 365-2356 for information
Bus between Freeport and McLean's Town Rental automobiles at both terminals.

Bahamas Ferries Sandy Point to Nassau under 4 Hr. Call Sandy Point 366-4119
or Marsh Harbour 367-5250 for sailing dates Adults $95 RT, $55 OW Cars & trucks
The Great Abaco Express Marsh Harbour charter bus to N Abaco Call 367-2165, G roup tours

Abaco Marinas Slips Fuel Phone
Walker's Cay
W alker'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
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 ..................50....... F......366-0065
Spanish Cay
Spanish Cay Marina...75....... F......365-0083
Guana Cay
Orchid Bay .................32....... F......365-5175
Boats can clear Customs at Green Turtle Cay,
Treasure Cay or Marsh Harbour

Iours & excursions
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

Points of Interest
Albert Lowe Museum Green Turtle Cay
Capt Roland Roberts House, reef exhibits.......Green Turtle Cay
Memorial Sculpture Garden.......................... Green Turtle Cay
Wyannie Malone Historical Museum ...................Hope Town
Elbow Cay Light Station Hope Town
Walk to & swim on Mermaid Reef off M Harb... Pelican Shore
Drive to & swim in Blue Hole .............Treasure Cay farm road
Art studio & working foundry- ....................... Little Harbour
Working boatyards Man-0-War cay
Pocket beaches Crossing Beach in Marsh Harbour
* Witches Point 3 miles S. of Marsh Harbour
* Little Harbour 20 miles S. of Marsh Harbour
* Cherokee 23 miles S of Marsh Harbour
Miles of beach are generally on ocean exposures
* Treasure Cay Green Turtle Cay
* Guana Cay Man-0-War Cay Elbow Cay Casuarina Point
* Bahama Palm Shore Sandy Point & more

reads The
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
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
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

Section A

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Bonefish Guides Crossing Rocks
Sandy Point Tony Russell .......366-3259
Patrick Roberts .. 366-4286 Cherokee
Nicholas Roberts Theodore Sawyer ... 366-2111
Derrick Gaitor Will Sawyer............. 366-2177
Ferdinand Burrows 366-4133 Marty Sawyer.......... 366-2115
Vernal Burrows Noel Lowe ...............366-2107
Kendall White Randy Sawyer .........366-2284
Anthony Bain ...... 366-4107 Casaurina Point
Floyd Burrows .... 366-4175 Junior Albury ...........366-3058
Links Adderly ...... 366-4335 Hope Town
Valentino Lightbourne Maitland Lowe ........366-0234
Ricky Burrows .... 366-4233 North Abaco
Marsh Harbour O'Donald Mclntosh..477-5037
Jody Albury......... 375-8068 Pope McKenzie .......477-5894
Terrance Davis.... 367-4464 Orthnell Russell ......365-0125
Buddy Pinder.......366-2163 Alexander Rolle .......365-0120
Justin Sands ......367-3526 Edward Rolle ..........365-0024
Danny Sawyer..... 367-3577 Green Turtle Cay
Jay Sawyer ........367-3941 Ronnie Sawyer .......365-4070
Man-O-War Jeff Survance ..........365-4040
David Albury .......365-6059 Ricky Sawyer ..........365-4261

To Abaco by land and sea from Florida Take Discovery Cruise
Line (954-971-7347) from Ft. Lauderdale or CloudX ferry (866-473-3779) from
West Palm Beach to Freeport Bus to McLeans Town Ferry to Crown Haven *
Bus to Green Turtle Ferry or Marsh Harbour *Taxi to Marsh Harbour ferry dock
* Ferry to Hope Town, Man-0-War or Guana Cay Its an adventure

Restaurant Guide
Prices $ Low, $$ Moderate, $$$ Upper
(Based on dinner entree range)
+ Picnic tables & restroom only t Provides ride from town
Marsh Harbour
Anglers......................... $$$ ....... ....367-2158
Curly Tails ......................$$$ .............367-4444
Gino's........................... .... ..... 367-2002
Golden Grouper ..............$..........367-2301
Hummingbird....................$$ .............367-2922
Island C afe.........................$ .............367-6444
Jam ie's Place.....................$ .............367-2880
Jib Room .........................$$ .............367-2700
Kentucky Fried Chicken ..................367-2615
Mangoes ......................$$$ .............367-2366
Pop's Place ........................$ .....+....367-3796
Poppa Georgio's ................$
Sea Shells .........................$ .............367-4460
Snack Shack .....................$ .....+....367-4005
Snappas.............................$ ........367-2278
Subway ............... .................... 367-2798
W allys .......................... $$$ .............367-2074
Dundas Town
Mother Merle's ..............$$

Hope Town
Abaco Inn ...................$$$ .............366-0133
Cap'n Jacks .......................$ .............366-0247
Harbour's Edge............... $$.............366-0087
H T Harbour Lodge .......$$$ .............366-0095
Munchies ................... ........ ....366-0423
Sea Spray ......................$$ ..... :.....366-0065
Lubber's Quarter
Cracker P's.........................................366-3139
Hibiscus ..................... .................. 365-6380
Island Treats Snack Bar.....................365-6501
Guana Cay
Blue Water Grill..............$$$ .............365-5230
Grabbers......................$$$ .............365-5133
Guana Seaside .............$$$ .............365-5106
Nippers ........................$$$ ............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....... 65- ?34
Rooster's Rest ....... H Late Open igts nly I
Wrecking Tree Restaurant
Sandy Point
Nancy's .........................
Pete & Gays .................$$$ ............ 366-4119
Rickmon Bonefish Lodge...................366-4477

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with Bar Covered & Open Decks -Fabulous Ocean Views
#SCHI094 $2,140,000
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- 785 s.f wrap around porch 23,938 s.f. ,549 Ace lnd 180 degree views
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Approved plans fur 312 New England Style cottage
#TLH1086 $1,595,000.

* "PLNAPPLE POINT" 32 Luxury Condominiums S I' ash"
16 3 Bedroom, 3 Balh 16 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath 1,035 sf to nearly
1,500 sf Waterfront on Treasure Cay Lagoon Each unit with private
dockage up to 70' Pre-Constriction Prices start at: v
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- "VILLA GLADYS" 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths 1,147 s.f Residence i
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house 1.824 Acres Entire SE. Point of Dicie's Cay Private
Dock, Auxiliary Generator Superb Views Furnished.
#MWH1099 $2,200,000.
* "VIKING" -Dickie's Cay 5 Bedrooms, 3 1/2 Baths. 3,360 s.f
Residence 1,200 s.f Covered Deck 0.2A Acres Sea-to-Sea Private
136' Dock -Auxiliary Generator Superb Harbour Views -Furnished.
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* "BLUE LAGOON" Parcel # 45 Orchid Bay 43,480 s.f -
0.9982 Acre 190.88' on Sea of Abaco frontage -prime building site +/-
15' elevations Orchid Bay amenities -Allows for private deeded dock -
mature trees. #GGV1087 $940,000.
* "112-112A" Fabulous waterfront building site ITvo
parcels containing a total of69,197 s.f. 1.588 Acres 241" of
Sea ofAbaco Frontage great elevations to 42' above sea level
GGV1112 NE LW LSTING $850,000.
* "AERIE" Parcel # 58 Orchid Bay 174,775 s f 4 012 Acres -
Orchid Bay amenities.- One of the Highest Points in Orchid Bay -
Fabulous Panoramic Views. #GGV1077 $850,000.
* "CLAIRE'S BEACH"- Beachfront Building Site 31,243 s.f -
0.717 Acre 117' Beach Frontage Dock Access Good Elevation -
Superb Ocean Views -Lush Vegetation, #GGV1006 $790,000.
* "SECRET BEACH" 16,500 sf. over 1/3 Acre 100' of Ocean
shoreline Over 200' of dpthl Prime Ocean-front building site Good
elevations Deeded dock access- #GGV1092 $375,000.
* "CAPTA INS COVE"'- 6653 sf --0152Acre -45.47' ofSeaofAbaco
frontage Prime building site c ca cay a private dock 180 degree views -
underground electric and pared road. #GGV1091 $375,000.
"Cottage Parcel # 1" Orchid Bay 14,574 s.f 0.3346 Acre -
82.20' on the Sea of Abaco Great Views Orchid Bay amenities,-
#GGV1077 NEW LISTING $366,000.

* "CONCHED OUT" offered in 1 to 4 prime sites -100 460' of
water frontage -Atlantic Beach and Sea of Abaco frontage available -
10'-32' elevations 360' views Very private Area
#GTV1008 $546,000. $3,000,000.
* "PLA]INGHOOKY"- 15,948 sf. 0.3661 Acre- Prime Building
Site Unobstructed views of Coco Bay -Public Dock Access Beach
Access -50'from Coco Bay Beach. #GTV1080 $625,000.
* COCO BAYP IEW" 32,690 s.f. 0.7567 Acre -DockAccess -
Beach Access Good Elvation. #GTV1009 $291,000.
* "COCOBAYBREEZE" -- 19,558 s.f 0 4490 Acre -Prime
Building Site DockAccess Beach Access. #GTV1007 $167,500.
* "CASUARINA" 8,126 s f 0.1865 Acre Comerlot- Pime building
site Central location Short walk to Bita Bay Beach Snorkel right offshore
#GTV1074 $112,500.
* "La~y lj D PALM3S" 42,906 s.f 0.985 Acre -+/- 134' of Sea of
Abaco frontage Prime Building Site Build private dock
- Well established Coconut trees Views of Sea ofAbaco and Atlantic
Ocean. #LCV1090 $274,000.
S"G4RAND BOIS" Rare Pnme Ocean-front building site 0.51
Acre 125' Atlantic Ocean frontage Central Location Fabulous Ocean
Views-Lush NativeFoliage. #MWV1081 $695,000.

* "SCUM ERPLACE"- Prime BuildingSite- 10,719 s.E 0246Acre
SOver 150' of Sea ofAbaco frontage -Concrete Sewall on Sea ofAbaco -
103' x 6' private dock on Man-O-War harbour Fabulous Sea of Abaco
views. #IWV1082 $395,000.
* GREATABACO CLUB Parcel # 6A and # 7A # 6A -
9,243 sqft. # 7A 13,845 sq.ft Private Dockage -Great Sea ofAbaco
Views #6A-#MHV1102 $970,000. #7A-#MtHV1103 $1,455,000.
#6A & #7A $2,182,000.
* GREAT ABACO CLUB Parcels 48 and # 49
- # 48 7,548 sq.ft # 49 7,117 sq. 50' of Boat Basin Frontage.
Semi-Private Docks Ridge Parcels Good Elevation.
#48-#MHV1100 $667,000. 49-#MHVO11 $667,010.
* "SandBanlt Creek # 2" 47,524 s ., 1.091 Acres, 108'
of frontage on SandBanks Creek, 540'inDepth. 80' on S.C.
Bootle Highway #ACV113 NEWLSTNG $108,000
*"141 Hllside Developer Parcels" Over 1/2 Acre with beach
access. Aircraft Landing Rights and Boat Slips available
NEW LISTING Priced from: $170,000 $438,000
"CAVE CAYS" +/- 220 Acres 27,342 lin.ft 4.5 nautical
miles of shoreline +/- 20' elevations Beaches Lagoons Harbors -
Coves Vista's Controlling depth of 4.5-Between east end of Grand
Bahama and west end of Little Abaco #API 088 PRICE UPON REQUEST







ME Mir I 1


Preserving wetlands in Snake Cay area was topic

Oppostion to proposed Snake Cay project was strong

Friends of the Environment held a meeting on August 13 to discuss ways to protect the wetlands north and south of Snake Cay. A
proposed project for Snake Cay has brought the topic to the attention of many people who realize the importance of protecting the
entire area. Many suggestions were made and more meetings will follow to create a plan to present to government. It is a very popu-
lar recreational area for many people from Central Abaco and the cays. But even more important than the recreational aspect, it is
critical that the wetlands be preserved as a nursery for many of the fish and crawfish on the reefs and out at sea. It was emphasized
that all the land under consideration for a development is public land belonging to all the people of The Bahamas.

By Jennifer Hudson
An impressive number of persons who
are concerned about the need to preserve
our beautiful environment for generations
to come gathered at the Friends of the En-
vironment Conference Room on August 13
to listen to proposals and express concerns
regarding future developments at Snake
Cay. Ms. Lindsey McCoy, past Executive
Director of the Friends of the Environ-
ment, who was Moderator for the meeting,
stated that there is concern for the protec-
tion of the area south of Snake Cay and that
it is necessary to be proactive.
The standing room only crowd ob-
served a Power Point presentation by Ol-
ivia Patterson, Programme Coordinator for
Friends of the Environment, which showed
aerial views of the beautiful, pristine Snake
Cay creeks and underwater shots filmed
the previous day by diver, Brian Kakuk.
These illustrated the beauty and bounty of
underwater life and resources from fish
and crawfish to stalagmites and stalactites.
Mr. Kakuk mentioned the significance of
the area not only for its deep water chan-
nels and the opportunities it provides for
divers to experience its magnificence but
Please see Snake Cay Page 2

Commonwealth Bank helped

rebuild fire victim's home

By Mirella Santillo
Four months to the day after her house
burned down, Mrs. Cynthia Curry of Mur-
phy Town moved in a brand new house
built on the site of the old one, thanks to
the compassion of the employees of Com-
monwealth Bank and the generosity of the
bank itself.
On April 16th, 2008, Mrs. Cynthia
Curry was awaken by an unusual crackling
noise. When she realized what it was, she
had only enough time to leave her house
with the clothes she had on as her house
was on fire. It was a wooden structure and

by the time the firefighters arrived, it had
burned down.
Her granddaughter, Ms. Yolanda Levy,
had started to work at Commonwealth
Bank in February. When she mentioned
what had happened to her grandmother,
Ms. Jacqueline Estevez, Marsh Harbour's
Branch Manager, contacted her superiors
who made an appeal to the employees of
the various branches in Nassau, Freeport
and Marsh Harbour.

Please see New Home Page 21

Spanish Cadets return

from month in Costa Rica
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Treas. Cay's fire department

acquires a tank truck

The Treasure Cay Emergency Services Organization has icn c,ry acquired an addi-
tionalfire engine, a tank truck. In one year the residents have organized a trained fire
department that is very well equipped. See story about the organization on page 5.

The four Abaco cadets in the Foreign Language Cadet Program pose with newly made
friends in Costa Rica in native dress. The cadets enjoyed their month-long experi-
ence of living with Costa Rican families who do not speak English. Besides attending
several hours of classes daily, they toured the area, visiting many places of interest
including museums, historical sites and tropical rain forests.

By Jennifer Hudson
A Welcome Back meeting was held on
August 23 in the Training Room of the
Ministry of Tourism for the four students
who recently returned from a month's
study abroad in Costa Rica. Denton Gay
of Wesley College, Loudline Joseph of
St. Francis de Sales School, Catherine
Seymour of S.C. Bootle High School
and Shoga Newbold of Abaco Central
High School spent the month of July in
a Spanish immersion experience of the
language, lifestyle and customs.
While in Costa Rica the students were
accommodated in the homes of host fami-

lies. They attended three to four hours of
study each morning at the Centro Pana-
mericano de Idiomas and enjoyed excur-
sions, cultural and sporting activities in
the afternoon. They were joined on the
trip by four cadets from Nassau. This
trip, which was sponsored entirely by the
Ministry of Tourism, culminated eight
weeks of preparation which included
Spanish language classes, activities and
work experiences all conducted in Span-
Welcoming the cadets back was Mrs.
Please see Cadets Page 4


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The Abaconian

September 1, 2008

Ideas were proposed for preserving Angel Cays area

Snake Cay From Page 7

also the fact that pharmaceutical companies
are now expressing interest in some of the
underwater species for use in pharmaceuti-
cal research which could mean revenue for
the government.
"There is a lot of activity on the east
side of Abaco around the areas of Snake
Cay creeks, Old Robinson's Bight, Wil-
son City and Cherokee Sound. If we do
not act now, they may not be here in the
future. This is a wake up call, and we sug-
gest that they should be protected areas,"
stated Ms. Patterson. In her presentation
she suggested several options for the Snake
Cay Creek area.
Create a National Park
* Fully protected no-take zone
* With zoning and seasonal provisos
* Leave the area "as is" to create a com-
munity park/cultural reserve.
Create a Community Park in which
case a lease could be applied for and a
Community Management Committee could
be organized to manage the park.
* Control large scale construction and
* Preserve habitat
* Partners could be:
a Local government
a The Bahamas National Trust
a Abaconians
a Second homeowners/ property owners
* Potential benefits
a Recreational activities such as camp-
ing, fishing, boating, snorkeling
a Eco-tourism such as kayaking, snor-
keling, bird watching
a Habitat conservation
Some important points regarding Snake

Cay creeks which Ms. Patterson empha-
sized are the following:
* It is a large hub for juvenile marine life
* Some areas are relatively untouched
* The majority is Crown or Treasury Land
with a few privately owned islands. The
owners spoken to are in favour of preserv-
ing the habitat
* Area is historically used by many people
* The Prime Minister has stated that he
recognizes Snake Cay as an important ma-
rine area.
Following the presentation, the floor
was opened for discussion. Many people
expressed heartfelt opinions and concerns.
It was mentioned that Snake Cay Limited
has stated that government has approved the
development for that area; their plans in-
clude a hotel complex, condominiums, ma-
rina and home sites. Persons present were
opposing that development and alternative
plans were suggested and discussed.
Ms. McCoy reemphasized the necessity
to be proactive in taking steps to protect
the area so that neither this nor any other
development can happen in the future and
asked for ideas to accomplish this. John
Hedden suggested leasing the land with the
hope of franchising out to environmentally
friendly enterprises for eco-tourism. "This
would be a first for The Bahamas and al-
low our island to work with the Ministry of
the Environment."
Many times during the meeting it was
stressed that Snake Cay is all public land
which belongs to the people of The Ba-
hamas. "To see this handed to a private
developer would be an absolute disgrace,
and it should not be allowed to happen,"
stated Mr. John Hedden. "One way to stop
it is for the community to get together and
make their voices heard."

Realtor Chris Roberts agreed with Mr.
Hedden saying that the land all the way south
from Witch Point needs to be transferred
from Crown Lands to environmental groups
such as Friends of the Environment.
The idea of making the Snake Cay area
a national park was acceptable to some but
others want it left just the way it is. Fisher-
men who have fished in the area for years
asked for it not to be made a no-take zone.
"Locals want it left the way it is," stated
Mr. Philip Albury. "We do not want a park
and a no-take zone." Ms. Janeen Bullard,
Parks Planner for the Bahamas National
Trust, stated that the Trust's rules for park
planning have changed, and they no longer
adamantly make areas no-take zones. They
work with the local people to make the best
management decisions.
Mr. Bill Johnston and Philip Albury
both mentioned the need for the Snake Cay
dock to remain for heavy materials. Marsh
Harbour is expanding south; the dock area
in town is too small and companies such as
Bahamas Hot Mix, Caribbean Constructors
and others are already using Snake Cay to
bring in heavy equipment, sand, rock and
other materials.

Mr. Roscoe Thompson, Chairman for
the Marsh Harbour Committee, stated
that local government wants to see a park
around the Snake Cay area and is 100 per-
cent behind Friends of the Environment for
preservation of the area. Mr. Hedden asked
for local government to call town meetings
regarding the preservation of Snake Cay.
Mr. Patrick Bethel stated that he has sent
two letters to the Prime Minister on this sub-
ject and has received prompt and favorable
replies. "We need to do more for our visi-
tors to show them our natural environment,
and we must do more to make sure that this
84.5 acres is kept for us and our generations
to come," he said and thanked the Friends
of the Environment for their efforts.
Ms. Bullard from the Bahamas National
Trust stressed the urgency of moving for-
ward quickly. "Our efforts today could be
in vain if we do not stop this development.
We must decide what kind of park the com-
munity wants and decide a time frame and
how it is going to happen."
The Friends of the Environment is look-
ing to form a community group and Ms.
McCoy asked for any persons interested in
being a part of this group to let her know.

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Spanish Cadets told of their expernices in Costa Rica

Spanish Cadets From Page 7
Sheena Newton from the Ministry of Tour-
ism in Nassau, who is Director of the pro-
gramme, and Ms. Millie Dawkins, Pro-
gramme Administrator from the Abaco
Tourism Office, who chaperoned the ca-
dets in Coast Rica.
Each of the students was asked to speak
briefly on their trip sharing what they felt
were its highlights, its challenges and giv-
ing their thoughts on the accommodations,
their host families and the development of
their Spanish-speaking abilities.
All of the cadets felt that their Spanish
fluency had improved since they had lived
with host families who spoke no English
which necessitated them speaking in Span-
ish the entire time. Though the cadets pro-
fessed being "very scared" at first, they all
spoke of the kindness of their host families
which enabled them to soon fit in and they

enjoyed meeting new people. One of the
challenges they faced was the amount of
homework which they found was a lot to
complete. They all spoke of the wonder-
ful experience it had been and how glad
they were to have been selected for the
programme. "It helped me break out of my
shyness," said Catherine Seymour, and "It
was a once in a lifetime experience," en-
thused Shoga Newbold.
Ms. Newton congratulated the cadets
telling them, "Success is to finish what you
have started and you have all done that.
You are in a very special group of persons
and will do well." She is proud of the fact
that in the five years the programme has
been running there has only been one ca-
det, a girl from Government High School
in Nassau, who did not complete it.
The qualifying examination for the next
group of Foreign Language Cadets will be
held on November 8. "We will be looking

1 e ouaco students visiting Losta rica jouna a completely uajjerert culture arn way oj
life. They enjoyed their interaction with the people whom they d, -I. iJi/ as very kind and

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The four Abaco students who completed th
month-long trip to Costa Rica met with To
experiences. They are shown here with their
for the best student from each school and
want each of you to get the students in your
schools excited about the programme,
Ms. Newton told the cadets.
Parents of the cadets were asked for
questions or comments. The only things
they stated that they would like to have
seen done differently were that they would
like to have been able to communicate
more with the host families and that the
cadets should have a little more informa-
tion beforehand on different ways of doing
things within that culture. They all felt,
however, that it had been a wonderful op-
portunity and expressed their gratitude for
the great experiences their children had
Each cadet brought to the Welcome
Back meeting a diary in which they had
made entries each day in Spanish describ-
ing their experiences and photographs of
themselves taken during the trip. These
will be incorporated into individual DVD's
which will be shown at the Graduation

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he Foreign Language Cadet Program with its
rurism officials on August 26 to discuss their
r parents talking with Mrs. Newton.
Ceremony on October 11 in the Methodist
Church Hall in Dundas Town. Before the
close of the meeting the cadets participated
in the planning of the graduation ceremony
with moderator, Ms. Dawkins.


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September 1, 2008


Bahamahost will
celebrate 30th anniversary

Abaco Crash, Fire and Rescue

Serves all North Abaco

By Betsy Bracey
For a full year Abaco Crash, Fire and
Rescue Association has delivered emer-
gency relief to the residents of Abaco
from Crown Haven to Marsh Harbour.
Most recently, 24 members of our Vol-
unteer Fire Brigade, under the direction
of Fire Chief Colin Albury, fought the
Maxwell's Supermarket fire for over
four hours. It utilized most of our equip-
ment including the pumper, our newly
purchased tanker truck and drafting pool
to pour approximately 100,000 gallons of
water on this conflagration.
Earlier in the year we assisted in ex-
tinguishing a bush fire at Central Pines
in Dundas Town, ultimately saving six
homes that were in direct danger.
We have fought 16 house and bush fires
in the north of Abaco, eight bush fires with-
in Treasure Cay including one that threat-
ened the Catholic Chapel on the Treasure

Cay Road and seven bush fires on S.C.
Bootle Highway that threatened nearby
structures as well as a vehicular accident
on that highway which required our Jaws
of Life equipment for extraction.
Our Emergency Medical Team, trained
by Dr. John Shedd, has responded to 30
medical or accident emergencies in North
Abaco, 10 of which required ambulance
evacuation to the Treasure Cay airport
for transfer to Jackson Memorial Hospi-
tal in Miami, saving lives in the process.
The Fire Station, located on the Trea-
sure Cay Road, begun in early spring, is
nearing completion. Our volunteers have
devoted their Saturdays to the construction
of the interior of this building for several
months. All this has been accomplished
since our inception in July of 2007.
We wish to express our gratitude to
all those who contributed to making it all

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The Bahamahost program has played a
significant role in the advancement of Ba-
hamians and our tourism industry and is
now set to embark on an important mile-
stone as the program celebrates its 30th an-
niversary in October of this year.
Bahamahost was introduced to the Ba-
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to improve Bahamians customer service
skills and their knowledge about the Ba-
hamas. Its 30 year span has not only been
rewarding for the thousands of individuals
who have successfully graduated from the
program, but it has been instrumental in

sustaining tourism as the Bahamas' number
one industry.
To commemorate the program's success,
the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism will host
a weekend of activities on October 3rd-5th
in Nassau. It is anticipated that graduates
throughout The Bahamas will travel to the
capital to be a part of this celebration.
The Abaco Tourist Office would like to
travel with a delegation from Abaco to this
weekend of celebration and is appealing to
Bahamahost graduates to contact Dushinka
Roberts at 367-3067 if you wish to attend.
Special travel rates will be arranged for
persons wishing to attend.

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The Abaconian Section B Page 5



Summer Program for High

School Students

By Mirella Santillo
According to Mr. Ishmael "Stretch"
Morley, Youth Coordinator for Abaco,
this year's job placement program for high
school and college students was very suc-
cessful with approximately 20 students
holding summer jobs in various govern-
ment's offices for two to three weeks.
Students were placed in the Department
of Housing, Court House, Department of
Revenue, Post Office, Ministry of Tour-
ism, Port Authority, Department of Im-
migration and Ministry of Works. Most of
the boys were sent to Customs because of
Mr. Gary Smith's reputation for discipline.
However, according to Mr Morley, the
boys working there said that he mellowed
after a while. They enjoyed the experience
and he was said to have enjoyed his tem-
porary crew.
Among them was Rashad Burrows from
Sandy Point who started at the Customs De-
partment at the Port where he learnt how to
do general office work. His favorite work
was to go to the dock and help file the cus-
toms forms with the brokers or check on
the status of people's merchandise. Rashad
is planning to work three more months to
save money before going to the College of
The Bahamas. He would like to become a

EST 1949

Anther student who really enjoyed her
work was Regina Cox, who spent three
weeks at the Ministry of Tourism' office.
Ms. Cox is a 20-year-old college student
who graduated in 2007 from St. Francis de
Sales. Her duties involved helping visitors
with information, taking minutes of meet-
ings with Ms. Wynsome Ferguson, making
phone calls, answering telephone, inviting
people to meetings and designing award
certificates. She said it was a challenging
experience as it was the first time that she
was confronted with such a job. She appre-
ciated the fact that the office was so open
and that she was allowed to experience ev-
erything. "I would love to come back if
asked," she added.
The program was under Administra-
tor Cephas Cooper's supervision and was
coordinated by Mrs. Enid Gardner and
Mr. Morley. Mr. Morley said that a lot
of students were inspired by their summer
jobs. One of the boys who worked at the
Customs Department mentioned wanting
to become a customs broker so he could
help his mother filing the forms for her
business. He expressed his gratitude to the
people working in the various government
agencies where the students were placed.
"Everybody was very helpful," he com-

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Bahama Palm Shores! Nicely secluded home site, close to power and
beach. Invest in your future, buy now! Ref#: 563013. $38,900
Bahama Palm Shores! Nicely elevated home site with Atlantic views!
Power nearby. Invest in your future! Ref. #563016. $34,000
Bahama Palm Shores! Beachfront with 100' of frontage on Eight Mile
Bay. Nicely elevated and forested .85 acres. Ref#: 10202. $400,000
Casuarina Point! Immaculate 3 bed/2 bath family home close to the
beach. Tile floors, nice finishes. Ref.# 562299. $359,000
Dundas Town! Rare offering! 3/4 of an acre Sea of Abaco frontage.
Perfect for commercial venture, small waterfront resort, etc. Ref#:
563449. $200,000
Guana Cay! Lovely elevated 15,174 s.f. home. Great sea-to-sea views!
Dock access. Ref#: 563326. $195,000
Long Beach JUST REDUCED! Home site encompassing 17,500 sf of
sugar sand beach front! Great buy in up and coming area! Ref#:
563369. $249,900
Lubber's Quarters! Jack's Jungle. Great price! Lovely 1+ acre home
site, power, lush vegetation. Deeded dock slip! Ref. #563604.
Pinehurst JUST REDUCED! Commercial lot, great opportunity! Get
in on the ground floor of the south Abaco boom! Ref#: 563475.
Scotland Cay! Superior selection of residences and homes sites with
Sea of Abaco frontage. Private airstrip, beaches, marina, secluded
island living at its best! Call for info.
Tilloo Cay! Two gorgeous and select residences in Lower Harbour
area, deep water docks, sea-to-sea! Ref#'s: 563522 and 563376. Call
for info.
Treasure Cay! Best price on the beach! 3 bed/2 bath, fully furnished
home with good rental record. Ref. #563121. $1,500,000
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* Stunning 4 bedroom 5 bath newly built, furnished, waterfront home high
on the Bluff with panoramic views of the Sea of Abaco; Bluff Harbour and
neighboring cays. Swimming pool. Hot tub/spa. Gourmet kitchen. Pool table.
Office. Tiki Bar. Large decks. Private dock. Central A/C. Two acres. 5,000
sq. ft. interior. 500 ft of waterfront. $4.4 million plus 7% to close. By appoint-
ment only.
* Spacious furnished home 2 bed/ 2/2 bath, % acre, A/C throughout. Located
in quiet residential area near Coco Bay Beach, Atlantic Ocean Beach and public
dock and ramp. $399,000 plus 2% legal fees
* 1/4 acre lot just 300 ft. from Gillam Bay Beach. Purchaser must be prepared
to build immediately at his cost. Approved house plan provided by seller.
House will offer outstanding views of the Sea of Abaco; Gilliam Bay and Peli-
can Cay. $400,000.00 plus 2% buyer's legal fees.
* 19,171 sq.ft. lot within walking distance of Coco Bay Beach. Located in
high end quiet neighborhood with close access to resorts and a public dock.
B$250,000.00 with all closing costs in.
* Three bedrooms two bath house with swimming pool thirty feet above and
overlooking the Sea of Abaco. Newly built and never been occupied. Tile
floors throughout. Central A/C. W/D. Landscaped. $1,560,000.00 with all
closing costs included.
* New! One half acre lot near the Green Turtle Club and a public dock. Of-
fers possible view of White Sound from as yet unbuilt house. Parcel priced at
$170,000.00 firm with all closing costs in.
* Villa Pasha: 5 bedroom four bo story house on the Atlantic
Ocean Beach. Meticulously ON CT ties. Excellent rental history.
B$2.545 million including all cC
* Beautiful lot located in protected bayside cove on the Sea of Abaco. 117' of
waterfront by 193' deep. Dock possible. $550,000.00 plus 7% to close.

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Treasure Cay Properties Offered by Treasure Cay Specialists

For details and pictures visit our web page at http://www.treasurecayrealestate.com

"NEW" STORAGE UNITS, centrally located in
Treasure Cay town centre. Storage units come
in assorted sizes for boats, cars, golf carts and
"stuff." EXC. Starting at $25,000 FGS
Newest opportunity
Canal front condo and cottage units with
available boat slips
Starting at $680,000 + 14%closing
"Pineaple Point Resort" Luxury gated
community Treasure Cay's newest
waterfront development. 2 bed/ 2 bath
and 3 bed/ 3 bath condos with availability
of private boat slips. Pre-construction price
starting at $529,000 net (plus closing
costs). MUST SEE! Great investment oppor-
tunity and the most spectacular location in
Treasure Cay
Now the newest oceanfront development
on Treasure Cay beach comprising 10
individual luxury units
Starting at $900,000 + 12% closing
Luxury condominium project on Treasure
Cay Beach. 3 bed / 3 bath / Den / Lanai / on-
site pool and many other features
Starting at $907,500 Plus 14% closing
On-site pool and tennis, newly completed
luxury townhouse units directly on
Treaure Cay each totalling 3 bed/4 1/2
baths plus loft bedroom/den
Ground floor garage, 2 bed/ 2 bath with
ocean front patio
First floor open concept living / dining/
kitchen plus master bedroom suite, all
ocean views with patio/ balcony
Loft bedroom/ den with ocean view
MLS $2,075,000 + 7.5% Closing
Recently completed delightful villa with great
marina view and access. Modern 2 bed/ 2
bath CBS fully furnished home, 1020 sq.
ft. plus porches and garden area. Must see to
appreciate. FGS $555,400
Townhouse condos with on- site tennis, heated
pool, office, laundry
Marina view, 2 bed/ 1 1/2 bath, fully furnished,
never rented, extra features.
MUST SEE FGS $295,000
Marina view, 1 bed / 1 bath upstairs good
rental potential $220,150 FGS
Marina view, 2 bed/ 2 bath and unit fully
furnished- storm shutters- good rental
potential $271,500 + 7.5% closing

Unit #4 Upstairs 3 bed/2bath fully furnished,
direct beach access. Good rental investment
EXC. $514,250 FGS

Canal front condos with on site tennis and pool
2 bed / 2 bath lower unit marina view. Good
rental income EXC $526,350
2 bed/ 2 bath lower unit with marina view. 12
ft. boat slip with 12,000 lb. lift. Never rented.
EXC $655,950 FGS
Ocean front luxury octagonal units with lagoon/
pool/waterfall. Good rental potential.
Unit #7 Two storey 2 bed/ 2 bath home.
MLS $545,000 + 7.5% closing
Unit #9 Two9-p / 2 bath home
S+ 7.5% closing
Resale condos available in first completed project.
Ready to go. Both units never rented but definite
Downstairs unit 3 bed / 2 bath with den/
optional 4th bed. Completely and tastefully
furnished with many extra features including
garage and Ford Taurus $1,002,000 FGS
Canal Front Condoi W site Pool
Bldg 4 Do SOLD .t 2 bed / 2 bath,
totally redon"-rz,'Tde slip
EXC. $468,000 FGS
Unit #3 Ocean front, downstairs 2 bed/2 bath,
fully furnished. $640,000 FGS
Ocean Front Condos with on site pool and
3 bed / 3 bath upper unit, fully furnished,
beach front, with good rental potential.
Priced to sell. $865,000 + 7.5%
2 bed / 2 bath newly renovated, fully fur-
nished end unit includes 2 garages for
car and golf cart along with a jeep and a
golf cart. Never rented. MUST SEE! Priced
to sell $695,000 + 71V2%

"Lacey Daze" Spectacular 4 bed/ 3 1/2 bath,
fully furnished, CBS home with panoramic
ocean views and direct beach access from
every room but one via decks and patios. The
main house has living/ dining/ kitchen/ master
bedroom suite, two guest bedrooms with
bath, powder room, double garage and
u tility/workshop area. Included with its own
entrance is a private king size 1 bedroom/ 1
bath apartment with an open living/ dining/
kitchen with its own deck.Many features.
MUST SEE. MLS $1,990,000 + 7.5% Closing

"Gramling House" newly built, 2 storey home
located on Galleon Bay canal with a 45'
dock. Upper level has 4 bed/ 2 bath. Open
living/dining/ kitchen. Lower level has 2
bed/ 1 bath, laundry room pl us covered
open boat/ car storage MUST SELL

Treasure Cay has one of the world's best Beaches
Golf Course, Tennis, full service Marina, just naming a few amenities.
Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information
We not only sell here, we live here and love it.
Mailing address: P.O. Box AB22183, Treasure Cay, Abaco, Bahamas
E-mail: info@treasurecayrealestate.com

"Fish Tales" unique canal front 3 bed / 3 bath
home on 2 full lots, 180' waterfront with 118'
serviced dock, deep water, great for larger
boat. MUST SEE! MLS$1,725,000 + 7.5%
Second row beach with direct ocean access.
Great view. 2 bed / 2 bath, many special
features. MUST SEE EXC. $485,500 FGS
"Trident"/"Turquoise Seas" You cannot be more
"on the beach" than in this special home.
Offering 3 bed / 3 1/2 bath in the main house
with detached garage / bed / bath / attic plus
storage. Vast deck oceanside with widow's
walk. WOW!
MLS $2,200,000 + 7.5% closing
"Cross Winds" Split level CBS home extra large
lot across from 2 beach greenways. Private.
Master bed/ bath suite upstairs. Lower level 2
bed / 2 bath, cozy living room/ kitchen/
dining/ utility. Apartment annex 1bed/ 1
bed, living kitchen, enclosed patio. Plus! Plus!
Plus! MLS $820,000 + 7.5% closing
"Surf Shack" This CBS totally renovated two-
storey luxury modern home is located on a
large corner lat in the prestigious area of Lee
ward Beach and Sunrise Point. Both levels
include 4 bed / 3 1/2 bath plus above ground
pool with wrap around deck. many, many
more features, i.e. hurricane shutters and
generator. "A definite must see!"
$1,403,600 EXC
"Dream Point" Special CBS split level home
located on a corner lot near "The Point" with
two choices of direct beach access. Upper
level has master bedroom with ensuite bath
plus two guest bedrooms and bath. On the
split level there is the main entry into a large
open living/dining area, modern well
equipped kitchen. All rooms open onto a
wrap-around partially covered deck overlook
ing the garden. Ground level has an extra
large garage/ workshop with lots of storage.
EXC. $996,300 FGS
"Pilot House" special unique location with a
commanding, enviable view of the Sea of
Abaco. Water front home, 2 storey, CBS/
frame. Upstairs master and guest bed, 2 baths,
large living/ dining/ open kitchen; lower level
1bed / 1 bath, 2 car garage plus 1 car/boat
garage. MLS $1,160,000 + 7.5% closing
Apartment four-plex, 2 stey CBS building,
each level ha O '- D lQents with 2 bed,
1 bath, livin -cren. Great rental
investment. MtST SEE! EXC. $400,000 FGS
Ocean front properties
Casuarina Beach/Ocean Blvd.
Sand Piper Beach
Sunrise Point Beginning at $1,250,000 FGS
Canal Front Beginning at $350,000 FGS
Rock Point Waterfront, bulkheaded
Beginning at $430,000 FGS
Golf Course / Interior
Beginning at $60,000 FGS

EXC Exclusive listing
FGS Full gross or all-inclusive price
MLS Multiple Listing
List price plus buyer's closing


September 1, 2008

The Abaconian Section B Page 7

L AiLe Local Government at Work

Marsh Harbour Comm.
Funding for a traffic light hac
located during the final sessions (
vious Town Committee. This v
stalled at the intersection of Doi
Boulevard and Crockett Drive.
paid to install an additional po
roadside where the used cars are d
However, the property owners o
a pole on their property so the pr
hold until the pole issue is resolve
Resolution of the bids for tra
tion and roadside cleaning wer
to July 21.
Names were submitted for con
as Marsh Harbour's delegates to
tory boards. This will be conclu
continuation meeting when addit
sons may be suggested.
Five days later the Marsh Harl
mittee members met again to r
trash contracts and select board
to present to Council.
Marsh Harbour's garbage con
awarded to E & D Waste for $8
nually based on a proven comn
provide the service and with ade
election vehicles on hand. This
twice-a-week residential collect
emptying a large container at the
Village entrance. A separate coi
be considered to empty the cont
situated at the ball park beside
settlement. Questions were raise
large garbage containers donate
World Health Organization sev
ago to serve the Mud and Pigeon
elements. These bins were recent

S in a private yard in Murphy Town.
Murphy Town Meeting 17 July 08
16 Jul 08 The new Murphy Town Committee held
its first budget meeting on July 17th. The
Sbeen al- main business was going over the budget
of the pre- that was scrutinized in detail. Moneys were
Al be in- allocated to secretarial expenses, garbage
n MacKay collection, maintenance of roads, parks,
BEC was Coconut Tree Bay beach and the South
'le on the Side dock as well as a sum for miscella-
ispaye neous expenses. After going over the pre-
*bjected to vious year's contracts, it was determined
oject is on that approximately $6,000 per month could
ed. be saved and applied to other community
sh collec- projects. The approval of the budget was
e deferred
erre postponed until the various contracts are
filled. It was mentioned that tenders was
deratin to be advertised on the radio, but no one
the statu- had come forward yet as Radio Abaco was
ded at he down for several days.
ional per- The Committee agreed to put bulletin
boards in strategic locations in the commu-
bour com-
sour cor- nity so people could be informed of meet-
ese e ings and other happenings in their town.
members One board will be at the Burial Society and
another at the corner of South Side Road.
tract was It was decided that the Burial Society will
0 an- be a temporary office and will be open part
iitment to time to deal with such things as passport
quate col-
quae co-forms and land application forms.
Includes The Committee selected nominees that
tion and will be presented to the Council for ap-
Sweeting pointment to the various boards.
ntract will
act will It was decided that Chairman Renar-
ainer now do Curry be provided with a cell phone
the Mud with an expense budget to up to $250 per
l over two
over tw month. The appointment of two commit-
ed by the tee members to check on the fulfilment of
eral yearseach of the contracts was suggested by the
SPeas set- Chairman.
ntly found

Marsh Harbour Area
MLS # 1101 Regattas of Abaco 2/2 Condo's 4 to choose from $315,000.00
MLS # 1003 Lookout House Eastern Shores Waterfront $1,395,000.00
MLS # 1005 Royal Harbour Lot 26 $299,000.00
MLS #1006 Sunrise Bay Subdivision Lot 31 Includes Dock Slip
MLS #1067 Pelican Shores Waterfront Property with Dock $1,225,000.00
MLS #1115 Great Abaco Club Luxury Canal Pool House $1,995,000.00

North Abaco
MLS #1102 Leisure Lee Several Interior Lots from $34,800.00
MLS #1193 Leisure Lee Lot 35 Waterfront $180,000.00
MLS #1100 Joe's Creel UNDER CONTRACT $43,000.00
MLS New Sand Banks Creek Several Interior Lots from $23,000.00\
NEW MLS #1220 Red Rock Point 15 min. N. of Marsh Harbour
42 acres, 1000' +/- feet waterfront $2,150,000

South Abaco
MLS #1008 Long Beach Lots 316 & 418 $50,000.00 each
MLS #1008 Long Beach Lots 413 & 414 $89,000.00 each
MLS #1008 Long Beach Lots 412 $83,000.00
MLS #1012 Bahama Palm Shores Several Lots from $30,000.00

The Cays
MLS #1062 Guana Cay Interior Lot/ Great Views $99,000.00
MLS #1150 Guana Cay Dolphin Beach Estates Lots 93A & 92B
$195,000.00 each
MLS #1102 Guana Cay Sea of Abaco Waterfront $359,000.00
MLS #1149 Guana Cay 1 Acre Atlantic Beach $369,000.00
MLS #1097 Guana Cay Sea of Abaco Estate Property $895,000.00
MLS #1103 Guana Cay Coconut Tyme Great Rental $590,000.00
MLS #1063 Guana Cay Estate Waterfront Home $1,995,000.00
MLS #1064 Guana Cay Sea Shore Villas & Harbour View Haven
MLS #1066 Lubber's Abaco Ocean Club 2 Interior Lots $99,000.00 each
Call BILL THOMPSON @ 477-5712




It was agreed that a modest sum be paid
to the owners of the Burial Society for the
use of the building. All agreed that if the
building was used by the Committee and as
an office, a proper bathroom was needed
as well as air conditioning. The project
will be tackled immediately.
Members agreed to meet privately to
discuss some issues in more depth and re-
view the contract forms.
Central Abaco Council 29 July 08
Councillors were advised that a little
over $600,000 was made available for
managing the new solid waster landfill. It
is understood that five bids are being held

Ine Love snacK .' Bed Ialn b ::cean Iron
eslale siiualed :on 2 1:1.1 ,,:,i1 wide lois .' uin.
nin.3 vievv fr:n'i ever, r:oim 1.1 .85 00011:11:1
Villa 605 2 bed 2 bih k1fll, furn .hed in Bv\/:i
area Dec'raled vilh lIovel, co'lle.':l n :if I,:c31 r
iv:rl 1.-189 900
Seascape 3 Bed 3 BIhn :oc:ean fro:ni h:nme :nn
e r wie \"llndward Be: :nach homsile iGarage
and new fuirniure .1 6.21:1:111:1
Sea Cliff 3 Bed 3 Bailh Il ur, residence wvilhin
sleps M: Ihe bec:h pr,:le..i:'nll, dec,,:,rled
1.8-19 :1:11: NEW PRICE
Mariner s Cove 15:19 To:,wn HO:uLse 2 Bed 1 5
Balh dire:l h rb:uLir view in desirable 151:111 build-.
ng Full, kirnished inc lide& gar.ge .34?.5 1:1
Royal Palm 2311 2 Bed 2 Bilh lsrinn Irf:rn
: [:,nd: ull, kirnrshed wvilh b,:'il Slip Tr,:'p:sl de-
:cr 1. 1:11:11:1 NEW PRICE
Helen s Point i aleo:n Ba, \"Valerfr,:nl J Bed ?
Bldh Home Sea of: "bac,:, viewvs 1.1 5.6I 1111111
Mariner's Cove 1510, Town House, 2 Bed, 1.5
Bath, professionally decorated on beautiful ma-
rina view. $315,000

by Nassau for managing this site. It is be-
lieved that these will be forwarded to the
Central Abaco Council for their review.
The present dump site was recently
cleaned at a cost of $15,000 with $24,000
being allocated for the next three months to
maintain this site. It is hoped that by then
the new landfill near Snake Cay will be in
The massive amount of trash taken to
the present dump was noted. The three
towns in the Hope Town district send 24
- 26 large 40-foot bins each week.

Please see Local Gov. Page 10

Wall & Window
A/C Units

Royal Palm 233'8 2 Bed 2 Ealh iL.:nd:c wvilh
j':oal Slip ,:n Treasu're I: a, V\":orld I 0 lass [ lrina
.5;5 11:11:1
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i/lwes :of Treas'ure I: I 1arin and $e:,S Iof ba,::
1.525 1:11:0:
Shelly House Ic:ve, ll, ll, irni-Shed 3 Bed
?,lh home :on privale area :o Bringanine Ba, :.
nal wilh d:ccl and bo:'al hil .950 1:11 :11
Lots 1 & 2 Block 192 "dla.:enl Ic: large green
iv3, o:,verl:oo,:l ing Bgrinline Be, i-reaI v\/ie' L':for
1:nmesile .15 11:11:1
Sunny Side 2 Bed 2 Blh nic:dern home a:cro:S.
from :uir w,:orld Imn'i:iuS Trea.Lire I: beach ne
1Io ,reeniw a:,:cc;; 1.11:11:1
Royal Palm 23:11 2 Bed 2 BhFl newly, ren:.
vialed condo wvilh b,',l Slip and sli:rage .:c er
$.579 111:11:1
Bahama Beach Club 20:11:1 3 Bed 2 B lh 1ll,
iurnmilhed p S;.pc:I':S ':ndc: in beahililuil re:srl i will
3ools, jacuzi and restaurant. $829,000


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Don MacKay Blvd, Marsh Harbour

3/4 Ton $ 599
1.0 Ton 699
1.5 Ton 999
2.0 Ton 1199

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Sales Team of
Ed& Cindy Newell
James Moir- Broker


"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. $4,900,000,
"Tradewinds" Beach House # 1066 Luxurious 4 bed, 3.5
bath 5536 s/f furnished home on 26,420 s/fparcel with 130'
of white sandy beachfront. Recently renovated. $3,995,000,
"Peace & Plenty"# 1059-7 bed. 4.5 bath, 2 storey furnished
Ocean Blvd. home. 163' ofbeach frontage, 1.453 landscaped
acres, magnificent sea views, superior finishes. $3,800,000.
"Final Approach"# 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/f furnished beachfront home. pool, patio & garage on 12
landscaped acres. Excellent rental income history. $2,500,000.
"Trident House" # 317 Superb 3 bedroom. 3.5 bath fally
furnished, 3.500s/f beach front home. NOW $2200,000.

"Fish Tales" # $08 Elegant 3 bed, 3 bath furnished canal
front home, 3.430 s/f under roofon 15,493 s/f landscaped
parcel. 90' deep water frontage& dock. $1,725,000.
"Flip Inn" Windward Beach # 1008 2 bed. 2 bath beach
home, plus garage on 2 parcels. Recently refurbished.
tastefully furnished. 180' sandy beachfront $1,725,000.
"Porter Place"- Brigantine Bay # 868 Newly constructed.
fumished 3 bed, 3 bath canalfront home, 3,040 s/f under roof,
double garage. 165' o dockage, new boat lift. $1,600,000.

Palm Bay Harbourfront Home # 2 # 1071 3 bed. 3.5 bath
new. 2.077 s/f. unfurnished waterfront home. Private garage.
private boat slip with 20' beam. Fantastic panoramic water
views FINANCING AVAILABLE! $1,035,000.

"Laguna" Galleon Bay # 745 3 bed. 2 bath single storey.
1.550 s/f canal front home, furnished, elevated landscaped lot,
carport & garage, deep waterdock with boat lift. $985,000.

"The Cottages" # 535 New 3 bed, 2 bath beachfront
cottages, 1.300 s/f living space on main level. plus 970 s/f
lower level. Superior construction/finishes. Fantastic Views

Ocean View Home # 1067 2 bed. 2 bath, 2 level. 2,360
s/f furnished seaview home plus 1 bed, 1 bath guest apt. &
garage. 18,230 s/f enclosed yard. $805,000,

Golf Course Home # 1081 New in 2008.3 bed. 2 bath.
1.400 s/f unfurnished home. modern, open kitchen includes
major appliances granite countertops. 10,00 s/f parcel
adjoining golf course, B$305,000.
"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
also available. $268,000.
Royal Poinciana Beachfront Condominiums -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 balconies/porches. $2,075,000.
Bahama Beach Club 2083 -# 1079 4 bedroom. 3 bath
ground level Phase 5 tastefully decorated & furnished condo.
1.645 s/f living space plus screened lanai overlooking beach
& community pool. Includes garage. $1,210,000.
Bahama Beach Club2046 -# 1009 -3 bed. 3 hath, 2nd level
Phase 5 condo, closest to beach, tasteful contemporary
furnishings, unparalleled sea & beach views. $1,150,000.
Atlantis Condo 2112- # 929- 4 bed, 4 bath 2,000 s/f 2 level
furnished waterfront condo on Brigantine canal, great water
views, includes 2 large boat slips. Beach nearby. $865,000.
Royal Poinciana #2612- # 972 3 bed, 3 bath. 2nd level.
furnished beachfront condo, fully renovated & re-furbished in
2000. Golf cartgarage. Great sea& beach views. $865,000.


'ime Real Estate Listings Throughout Aba


"Halvard Quay"4 827 Superior 3 & 4 bed 1,568 s/f&
2.108 s/f waterfront condos, gated community. 15' beam dock
slip, private garage Pre-construction pricing from $603,000,

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 $499,950.
Atlantis Condo #2203--# 1000- 2 bed. 2 bath. 2nd level
furnished waterfront unit. includes boat slip & golfcart
garage. Overlooks Brigantine Bay, Near beach $499,950,
Atlantis Condo #2209 #770 Elegantly furnished.well
maintained 2 bed. 2 bath 2nd level condo on Brigantine Bay.
Includes boat slip & finger dock for32' boat. $495,000.
Beach Villa 507 # 782 -Newly renovated. 2 bed, 2 bath
1,150 s/f villa. plus 592 s/f patios. Tastefully furnished. Many
extras. Close to beach. marina, golf course. $490,000.
Beach Villa 685 # 958 Attractive 885 s/f2 bed, 2 bath
furnished villa. Community pool, near marina& golf course, 2
minute walk to Treasure Cay Beach $399,000.
Brigantine Beach Condo# 369 -2 bed. 2.5 bath furnished
townhouse. ocean views, close to beach, furnished. excellent
rental history. REDUCED TO $398,000.

Mariner's Cove Condominiums

# 959- 2 bed. 1 bath, 2 level furnished unit. overlooks marina,
includes full size garage& vehicle. $310,000.

#454-2 bed. 1 bath, 2 level poolside unit


# 985 2 bed. 2 bath, 2 level "turn-key". harbour
front end unit. Refurbished in 2000 REDUCED TO
# 928-2 bed. I bath. 2 level, overlooking harbour $279,000-

# 655 2 bed. bath with marina view

#455- 1 bed. 1 bath, ground level, poolside



Beachfrott Parcel- Ocean Blvd, # 876- 1.5 acres with 100'
ofbeach frontage. on spectacular Treasure Cay Beach. AlI
utilities available Gorgeous beach & sea views. $1,510,000.
Beach & Canalot Package #941- Windward Beach lot with
100' of beach frontage on Sea ofAbaco. PLUS Galleon Bay lot
with approx. 76' ofsca-walled canal frontage $1,446,000.
Beachfront Parcel, Sunrise Point# 1068- Spacious 19,570
s/f with 100' powder white sandy beach frontage, superior sea
views, ideal building site. all utilities available $1,445,000.
Windward Beach # 999- 12.750 s/f Beachfront parcel with
85'of frontage on Sea ofAbaco. All utilities available. great
building site. $845,000.
Windward Beach # 1090- 12.100 s/fBeachfront parcel with
85' of frontage on SeaofAbaco. Native stone/concrete bulk
head. All utilities available, great building site. $845,000,
WindwardBeach # 817 Half acre waterfront parcel directly
on Sea ofAhaco. 124' beach frontage. Newly installed sea
wall. All utilities available. $482,000.
Galleon Bay # 1061 10,751 s/f cleared canal parcel with 80'
of sea-walled protected deep water frontage. Generous 145'
depth. All utilities available. New "T" Dock. $375,000.
Galleon Bay# 422 Prime 10,295 s/feleared canal lot. 88' +
protected canal frontage. all utilities available. $350,000.
Rock Point Waterfront Parcel # 783 12.200 s/f lot near
entrance to Treasure Cay Marina, 90' newly installed sea
wall. Cleared, all utilities available. $289,000,
Flamingo Drive Lot 66 #558 Large lot on quiet cul-de-sac, al I
utilities available. Ideal home building site. $66,000,
St. Andrews Drive Lo I # 1076 14.700 s/f residential parcel
adjacent to 14th tee of golf course, Quiet community, all
utilities available, short walk to Treasure Cay Beach $76,925.

Bahamas Real Estate

Sea ofAbaeL LotQI # 845 25.658 s/f lot. 172' water frontage
in quiet cove, good elevations, native vegetation, access
privileges to Atlantic Ocean beaches. $559,000.
"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 ofAbaco frontage. Fantastic views. $759,000.

"Turtle's Rock" # 1062 3 bedroom. 2.5 bath furnished
home on 1,18 acre parcel with 102' sandy beach frontage. Built
in 2000, Very private area. $795,000.
"Double Eagle" # 757 Recently renovated 3 bed, 3 bath. plus
loft. 2,500 s/f furnished home on canal front parcel. 95' sea
wall, 68' dock. Underground utilities, Near beach $776,000.
Residential Parcels
# 823- 10,708 s/fcanal lot w/130' frontage & dock $392,000.

# 886 12,828 s/f canal lot. 100' sea wall, 50' dock $329,000.

# 602 15.334 s/f canal corner lot w/197' seawall $299,500.

#704- 10,400 s/felevated canal lot w/104' frontage $265,000.

# 597 11,242 s/fcanal lot w/l 71' seawall. sea view $265,000.

# 1080- 12.100 s/fcanal parcel with 110' sea walled canal
frontage. Boat davits installed $249,500.

# 904 16,345 s/fw/ 108' water frontage, sea view

# 811 10.400 sffsea view corner lot. near beach

# 998 13,459 s/fcanal view comer lot. near beach

# 567 2.139 acres on highway near Leisure Lee



$ 96,500,


Atlantic Oceanfront Parcel #746 Approx. I acre residential
parcel, 154' elevated shoreline near Orchid Bay community.
great ocean views. $395,000.

Boiling Hole Parcel # 1022 Total 11 acres sea-lo-sea from
Sea of Abaco to bay side. 153' high rocky shoreline on Sea of
Abaco. (Also available in smaller parcels.) $394,000.
Boiling Hole Loss # 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.
"High Point"Seaview Lot # 684 I hilltop 0.405 acre parcel
on White Sound Bluff overlooking Sea ofAbaco. Fantastic
Sea Views, Privacy, near beach $725,000.

Beach Front Parcel # 714 45,343 s/f parcel. 100' beach
frontage on Atlantic Ocean. Electricity available. Ideal site for
permanent residence or vacation home. $349,000.

Ocean View Lot # 1036 17.650 s/f parcel with unobstructed
Atlantic ocean view, just across street from beach. $190,000,

land Lot Near Beach (Ref# 756) Large 13,000 s/f lot near
white sandy Atlantic Ocean beaches. native vegetation, Good
road access. $38,000.
Ocean View Residential Lot # 887 Elevated. hillside corner
parcel.l 2.600 s/f+/-. close to sandy Atlantic Ocean beachfront,
All utilities available. Ideal building site. $179,000.

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.A.. More Local Government at Work

Central Abaco Council 21 Aug 08
Council met on August 21 for the sole
purpose of reviewing and preparing tender
documents relative to the new solid waste
landfill. The 49-page package of docu-
ments had arrived a few days earlier to be
copied, distributed to Council members,
read and digested so it could be discussed
at this meeting.
All members had the package but none
had time to read the material. It was de-
cided to review them at a routine meeting
on August 28. It is expected that someone
from Environmental Health in Nassau will
be at the meeting to assist in the process
and answer questions.
Although not on the agenda, the Snake
Cay project came up as Council members
had been recently advised that the Snake
Cay resort would not be considered if the
landfill opens.
The Chief Councillor stated that Council
was in favor of the development and was
preparing a letter to government to this
effect. Apparently each town committee,

Dundas Town, Murphy Town and Marsh
Harbour, had previously agreed to write
the Council giving support for the project.
A letter from Council is now being sent
to the Prime Minister asking that further
work on the landfill be stopped.
The Chairman for Dundas Town under-
stood that the Snake Cay developer was
prepared to move the landfill at his expense
and contribute to the annual maintenance
of the new site. Two Marsh Harbour mem-
bers asked to see this in writing.
Councillors were confident that the re-
sort project would generate 500 jobs for
local people in contrast to a possible five
jobs at the landfill operation. The job po-
tential was later revised upward to a pos-
sible 1,000 jobs.
The resort developers also asked for
Council's support in obtaining Tuggy's
Cay and Bunk's Cay. These two cays were
an integral part of the original development
plan but had been refused by government.
A Marsh Harbour Council member felt that
government would eventually give these
two cays to the developer, and he sup-
ported the request to include them in the
development plan to facilitate their proj-

ect. Furthermore, he felt that this Council
should get the credit for the success of the
A request came from the Port Admin-

istrator that Council choose a name for
the port and two names were given: Capt.
Sherwin Archer and Capt. Garnet Archer.
A decision was deferred.

Caribbean Marine Construction
Office Tel: 367.4842 Cellular: 357.6564
P.O.Box AB-20757, Marsh Harbour

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Ken Chaplin, BRI, CRS
Tel: 242-393-1811 / Cell: 242-422-4677
Fax: 242-394-1453
Email: ken@erabahamas.com

o Aisle
Palm Realty
Hope Town 1374 Best priced sandy beach lot
on island. Beautifully landscaped and ready
for building.
Marsh Harbour 1458 4/4 Executive home.
Large landscaped lot, private beach, too many
wonderful features to list. Call today.
The Abaco Club 1363 Two adjacent beach lots
with unobstructed views of Winding Bay.
Yellowwood Hillside ocean view lot. Electricity
and water now available.
Guana beachfront home 1256 3/2 on high dune,
endless views. Great rental history.
Marsh Harbour home 1364 2/2 on lovely land-
scaped lot. Centrally located. $206,000
Sea Glass 1337 3/2 home on Guana Cay with
beach access just steps away. $439,000
Watching Bay 1392 Fabulous hill top lot with
great views. Short walk to beach.
Turtle House on Guana harbour 2/1 with
private dockon harbour. Great views and rental
potential. NEW PRICE
White Sound Two adjacent beach lots with
150' of beachfront and 100 ft. private dock on
White Sound.
Great Cistern Triplex 1393 Great investment in
a newly built triplex. Excellent rentals
Casuarina Point home 1439- 2/2 home on large
landscaped lot. Dock approval in place.
Bahama Palm Shores A large selection of interior
and beach lots starting at $30,000
The Great Abaco Club 1189 Jaffa is a 3/3 home
on a double lot positioned to capture views from
every room.
Royal Harbour waterfront lots Two waterfront
lots, both offering great dockage.
Sweetings Village Residential lot in fast growing

Fax: 242-367-0081
email brent@aisleofpalmrealty com
website www alsleofpalmrealty com

Regattas Penthouse unit 1334 The only 3/3
init in complex. Very spacious, wonderful
kitchen, double patio, huge master bath. A
must see unit.
Marsh Harbour pool home 1422 3/2 home on
large landscaped lot with pool and spacious deck-
ing and patio, central a/c, central location.
Marsh Harbour executive home 1421 k
Spacious home with 3/2 on three levels, along
with 2/2 and 1/I apartments. Pool and large
landscaped lot.
Cove Estates home 1377 Well designed 2/2
offering cathedral ceilings, a/c, large patio,
lovely lot.
Watching Bay Three adjacent lots near the
entrance of this new subdivision just outside the
settlement of Cherokee.
White Sound 1476 Oceanfront lot Great ocean-
front lot just south of Sea Spray $727,000.
The cook Estate at Turtle rocks Almost 5 acres
offering 3 homes & four other buildings. Sea
views. Call for info.
The Abaco Club Hope Town Cottage 1437
- 4/4 turn-key hilltop cottage overlooking the
18th green and Atlantic Ocean. $3,175,000
Guana Cay Two bay lots starting at
Two ocean lots starting at $399,000, Beach
lots starting at $599,000
Interior lots starting at $190,000
Hope Town Conch Quest Oceanfront home
just south of Sea Spray Resort in White
Sound. $694,000
Black Sound Lot Almost an acre with 100+
feet of protected deep water shoreline. GREAT
VALUE $499,900

Aisle of Palm Realty, POB AB20900,
Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas ISMar08

Brent Cartwright, Broker
Phone 367-0080

Kristin Williams
Phone 367-0080

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Phone 367-0080











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Across the street from St. John the Baptist Anglican Church

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Waterfront Bar &


Bahamian Buffet Lunch

Open 11:30 Daily with
Lunch Specials

Look for new menues

For Special Occasions or
Reservations Call 367-2366
On downtown Marsh Harbour's waterfront




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SAND imported & local
* Delivery from Crown Haven to Sandy Point

l! Visit our modern facility on the
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Open Year Round

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White Sound, Elbow Cay
Enjoy a delicious dinner with us
Sea Spray will pick up from Hope Town
Bahamian Breakfast Sat. & Sun.
Happy Hour Daily 5 pm 6 pm

Special Discounted Dock Rates September 1 January 31
Up to 40' boats $400 50' and more $600 pere month
60 Deepwater Slips Fuel/Oil/Bait/Ice
Fresh Water Garbonzo Reef Bar
One, two & three bedroom units
On the ocean & harbour Full kitchen/air cond/sat TV
For local transportation to Sea Spray call VHF 16 or 366-0065
e-mail: info @seasprayresort.com

w/a\. waterfront
p properties
A Sandra Evans Company Tel: 242.367.0365
Abaco, Bahamas Cel: 242.577.0347
Deluxe condo, 2B/2B, beach, pool, tennis. $2,800/mo
Executive home, 3B/2.SB, waterfront. $3,250/mo
High-end condo, 2B/2B, beach, pool, tennis. $2175/mo
Majestic 3B/3B waterfront home w/ boat lift. $1.499m
Centrally located mixed-use 100x100 property. $79,000.
Prestigious waterfront building site. $525,000.
Deluxe waterfront home, cottage & dock. $1.725m
Waterfront 3/4 acre in seaside community. $208,500.
Family style building site on outer cay. $69,000.
Luxury one level waterfront home & dock. $1.549m
Fantastic value waterfront home & dock. $499,000.
1/2 acre of Atlantic Ocean beachfront. $175,000.
Select 10,000 s.f. harbourfront home site. $399,000.
Select 12,000 s.f. harbourfront home site. $499,000.
Deepwater building site in premier area. $349,000.
High-end 1/2 acre beachfront home site. $799,000.

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t Sandra Evans, BRI, CRB, CRS, CIPS
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a Dupuch Real Estate

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Fabulous 2.46 acre pii iate
titul Little Haihour. this pro
of Abaco and Atlanlic O(-e
over 3,500 -,]uare leetl o I
rooms, four baths, laundry\
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nimlr, slorage, garage and backup generator s\'slem s.
ith tropical hibiscus, bougainvillea silver bLution- LITTLE HARBOUR
ng others. Located in secluded gared community. If LITTLE HAR-
is enough solar power to run this home without the r bed. 2 bath hal1 ur jtiet' home
reverse osmosis system is rarely used due to the mas- Spe talhular Jh& degree iews of a
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Price: $4,700,000 I Private dock & harbour nmriring.
P. 13494 Price: $640,000
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This loitering includes 14+ acres of property situated on Bookies Ba\ v ilh 335'
of sand\ beach troniage. lust 1.3 of a mile north of the prestigious Abaco Club
at Winding Bay. Perched upon the hilltop elevations of 60's this cottage enlo\s
unparalleled views of the Allantic Ocean from the covered porch. One bed-
room. 1 bath cottage plus additional guest house with bath. The gardens ale
filled \ ith beautiful tropical plants and surround the home \ ith flowers. Privacv
and seclusion in your o\\n piece of beachfront paradise.

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elevations Cleaied \ ieady to build.
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Conilorlable 2 bed, 2 bath wilh
views of the Atlantic and beach
access just steps a\wa\ Nice s\aler-
front community that has all of the
essential services
013596 Price: $200,000

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Nice 4 bed, 4 balh furnished home
o.n goigeou. beachfront %lth vievs
(i Atlantic Generator, cable, phone,
lenced. deck, lurnke).
&2818 Price: $530,000

Beachfront home. 2 stor\, 3 bed, 2
bath, finished, master suite with
sauna & jaccuzi. w\olkshop. land-
scaped, bonefishing. deep sea fishing
a13877 Price: $900,000


2 bed 2 bath cottage. full\ furnished.
Built in 2008. Greal views. beach
access. II utilities, cable, etc. Turnke.


Price: $350,000

Lo\el\ well maintained CBS home featur-
ing 3 bed, 2 bath on corner lot 90x150.
Enclosed & landscaped property with
secluded garden.


Two plus acres with 135 ft. of direct
\\atei frontage on Little Harbour.
SP iiate, gated access.
#13827 Price: 495,000

Comifitable 3 bed, 3 Iath, beachmont
home on one acre. Relax & enjoy the
Bahamian lifestyle at it's best.

Price: $580,000

Very nice 2 bed, 2 bath home with
open concept living, sits on 1.75
acres. Can be subdivided. Great
investment opportunity.
L #13475 Price: $305,000

Fabulous 3 Ied, 3 bath, beachfront home
with garage. Open concept beach side liv-
ing on spectacular Atlantic Ocean lot

#13552 Price: $580,000

Opportunity awaits! 40 acres of
untouched property with nice coppice
growth. Hilltop and waterfront ideal for
residential development
#13558 Price: $490,000

1 & 2 acie estate beachfront lols in sea
side community. Good elevations, gor-
geous Atlantic Ocean views.


Starting at: $295,000

8+/- acres of beachfront 90' elevations
with35'dunes. Fabulous views ofAtlantic
and Cherokee Sound. 3 miles to The
Abaco Club. Can be sub-divided.
#13482 Price: $1,980,000

Casuarina Point Beachfront lot, bonefishing, shelling, snorkelling $325,000 *Leisure Lee Canal lot, seawall
Bahama Coral Island Interior lots available Starting at: $ 23,000 *Turtle Rocks Waterfront, 2.5+/- acres
Casuarina Point Interior lot $ 60,000 *Treasure Cay Elevated lot, near beach, golfing, fishing and boating
Elbow Cay Newly constructed 3 bed, 2 bath hilltop home. Dock slip $925,000 *Treasure Cay Lot 100+/-ft. of waterfront with southeast exposure
Hope Town Comfortable 2 bed, 1 bath Bahamian style home $260,000 *Green Turtle Cay 1.5 acres on gorgeous ocean beach, 135' frontage
Little Harbour Interior, 1.34 acres, 60' elevations, ocean views $330,000 *Long Beach Homes and Lots Starting at:
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Chris Thompson Broker
chris(i hopetown.com

g,,oberts CRS, BRI, Broker

W..Toa() bacoSAhamas

Secluded North End of Elbow Cay oceanfront
villa 2/bed and 2/bath with incredible sunrises,
short distance to Hope Town settlement, and
great rental potential.

Oceanfront lot 1/2+ acre, suitable for main New custom home overlooking historic
and guest cottage, ad-jacent to private Hope Town Harbour, 2 bed/2 bath with
Dor-ros Cove community at south end of dock. Turn key and recent rental history.
Elbow Cay, close to restaurant and marina

Hope Town 5 bed / 4 bath ocean front turn
key home on beautiful sandy beach, located
north of historic Hope Town settlement.
Open decking, beautiful decor and excellent
rental history.

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Little Orchard, Marsh Harbour 2 bedroom/2 5 single family homes overlooking the Sea Spectacular sunsets at this 3 Bed/3 Bath Hope Town harbour, beautiful home with
bath house, perfect family home or excellent of Abaco all with private deeded dock slips, home on the Sea of Abaco in private Dor- large private dock, 4 Bed/4 Bath. Excellent
rental potential. Located close to restaurants, Excellent rental history, and just minutes to ros Cove community. Wrap around decks, rental potential. Offered at
marina and beach 00 historic Hope Town or Tahiti Beach, starting incredible elevation and large private dock.
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Estate Homes Waterfront Properties 15Maro8


September 1, 2008

The Abaconian Section B Page 13

Keep Abaco Beautiful plans award ceremony

By Mirella Santillo
The Keep Abaco Beautiful Committee
meet regularly to discuss litter prevention,
beautification, education and awareness.
The committee is encouraging businesses
to recycle. Emphasis was on the recycling
of cans and bottles. Business owners can
purchase a recycling bin for $88. It is a

By Samantha V. Evans
After a successful Keep Abaco Beauti-
ful initiative hosted by the Abaco Tourism
Office and co-sponsored by Friends of the
Environment, the Abaco Tourism office
has expanded the Best Kept Yard Competi-
tion for the second year. On August 12th a
meeting was held at the Tourism Training
Center with committee members, hosted by
Ms. Bernadette Hall, coordinator of this
initiative, to plan for the second year of
the competition. Fifteen key persons from
various sectors of society were invited to
participate in the planning. This initiative
was borrowed from the Freeport Tourism
office in an effort to encourage Abaconi-
ans to keep their environment clean. Mr.
Cephas Cooper, Senior Administrator, en-
couraged Tourism to expand it to partner
with Friends of the Environment and Local
Government in the North and the South.
There was representation from the north
present for the meeting.
The judging criteria were the first items
to be discussed as they were put in place for
the competition by Mr. Jack Hardy, who
was named the head judge for the compe-
tition. Even though the criteria have been
put in place, Mr. Hardy realized that no




metal frame fitted with a large plastic bag
that is easy to remove and replace, topped
with a lid with two drop holes. The bins
are devised for aluminum cans and local
beer bottles only.
Keep Abaco Beautiful will mark the first
anniversary of Abaco's partnership with
Keep America Beautiful with an award

yard would meet all criteria. However, cer-
tain things were required such as a garbage
dispenser. All persons serving as judges
will be required to have some knowledge
of landscaping and will attend a judge's
workshop to learn more about what to
look for when they visit the properties of
the entrants. The judging criteria are as
follows: absence of garbage, debris and
derelict vehicles; mowed lawns; landscape
design; well painted structures on the prop-
erty; use of native paints; hedges trimmed
and groomed; secure areas for pets; and
garbage areas must be neat, clean and en-
hanced in some way.
The best kept yard competition will be
launched on September 12th in six districts
Marsh Harbour, Dundas Town, Murphy
Town and area, the cays, North Abaco, and
South Abaco. Once all districts success-
fully enter this year, consideration will be
given to crowning an overall island winner
from the district winners named next year.
The winners of the competition in Central
Abaco will be announced at tree lighting
ceremonies to be held in Murphy Town on
December 4th, in Dundas Town on Decem-
ber 5th and in Marsh Harbour at the Christ-
mas Festival to be held on December 6th.

P BoxAB 21027
Marsh Harbour
Abaco, Bahamas
Ph. 242-367-4962
E-mail: lesliepinder@hotmail.com
or leslie@landandsearealty.com

HIGH ROCK Beautiful waterfront
home 4 bed / 4 bath on two acres of
nicely landscaped property, swimming
pool, fully furnished, boat house and
dock, fantastic views
EXCLUSIVE Price upon inquiry

Regattas of Abaco CONDO 2 bed
upstairs / 2 bath, fully furnished, swim-
ming pool, tennis courts, security.
$312,000 EXCLUSIVE
Regattas of Abaco CONDO 2 bed
/ 2 bath, down stairs unit, overlooking
Marsh Harbour, fully furnished, swim-
ming pool, tennis courts, security.
$320,000 EXCLUSIVE
Regatta Rentals, daily, weekly,
monthlyand all your rental needs, Call
Kim Sawyer 367-2655
Treasure Cay Carleton Landing
Condos on the canal Call for info.
High Rock Beautiful home 3 bed /
2 bath, furnished, family room, central
air, over 2,000 sq. ft.
EXCLUSIVE $750,000

Leslie Pinder

HIGH ROCK 3 bed / 3 bath home,
fantastic views of Marsh Harbour, Hope
Town and Lub-ber's Quarters, 2 car
carport, central air, beautifully landscaped
lot, Exclusive 1.08 acres, 50 ft. above
sea level

Don MacKay Blvd. Prime commercial
property downtown Marsh Harbour,
approx 2.5 acres
$2.5 million EXCLUSIVE
Pelican Shores Elevated
Lot on the Harbour. Great views -
Exclusive, Call for Info
Bahama Palm Shores
Lot in Section I, lot 100 x 150
Price $60,000
Pelican Shores lots Call for info
Downtown Marsh Harbour
B & D Building across from Common-
wealth Bank, 1800 sq. ft upstairs, 1800
sq. ft downstairs EXCLUSIVE
Call for information

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ceremony. This will be held at 12 noon on
September 12th at New Vision Ministries.
The Minister of Environment, the Hon.
Dr. Earl Deveaux is expected to attend.
Individuals and organizations can be
nominated in the following award catego-
The Educational Award is the highest
honor given by Keep Abaco Beautiful to
a school or schools which have organized
and sustained an environmentally conscious
program with exceptional success.
The Friends of The Environment's
Award will go to a group that has helped
build Abaco in the area of environmental
consciousness through beautification, litter

prevention and awareness promotion. This
award is to recognize either a business, a
government youth group or a private youth
The Volunteer Leadership Award is to
honor an individual who has given of him-
self/ herself to improve and beautify his or
her community.
The public is invited to nominate indi-
viduals or organizations by submitting a
form that can be picked up at the Minis-
try of Tourism's office (367-3067) or at
Friends of the Environment( 367 2721).
The annual report of Keep Abaco Beauti-

Please see Beautification Page 22

This 9,732 sq ftwooded lot is the largest in itt -
a relatively new subdivision just South of Hope Town. MH
Only a few minutes walk from one of the most beautiful beaches on Elbow Cay. E RN
A paved road and electricity have already been put in place. Dupulh Rea l Eta l

Fo adiinlifraincl Uik ietn

Tourism Expands Best Kept

Yard Competition 2008

Leeward Yacht club

Leeward Yacht club is a Key West theme community

consisting of 23 luxury single family homes

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September 1, 2008 The Abaconian Section B Page 15

By Mirella Santillo
Summer camps dedicated to arts, crafts
and sports were held at seven public schools
on Abaco, organized by the Ministry of
Youth, Sports and Culture, and included
Moore's Island and Grand Cay, They were
held from July 7th to August 1st and were
coordinated by Mr. Ishmael "Stretch" Mor-
ley, who reported on some of the activi-
At Fox Town Primary School, Mrs. Ter-
rell Hield supervised a program of arts and
crafts, music, drama and physical education.

A similar program was held in Cooper's
Town by Mrs. Shanalee Sands. At Treasure
Cay Primary School, Mrs. Veronica Hen-
derson dedicated most of the Summer Camp
to a Junkanoo workshop. She was helped
by Mr. Noel St. Claude, a Treasure Cay
Resort employee who had been involved
with a Nassau Junkanoo group, the Saxons.
Watch for the Treasure Cay students in the
Junior Junkanoo next year.
The arts and crafts program at Central
Abaco Primary School, coordinated by
Principal Eunice Mills, also included a

Ministry of Youth

Summer Camp Program

Junkanoo workshop conducted by Mr. Co-
lon Curry, leader of the Spring City Rock-
ers, and Mrs. Diane Williams. A sports
program was overseen by Mr. Vogel Wil-
liams and Mr. Chris Smith with the help of
older students.
Mrs. Ruthamae Rolle, Principal of
Moore's Island All Age School, conducted
an art, craft and sports program, while in
Sandy Point and Grand Cay the camps were
overseen by high schools and college stu-
dents employed by the Ministry of Youth,

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British American is pleased to introduce its new Apprenticeship Program which replaces the traditional complete their respective degrees. The program is not limited to Business majors as the Company sees the
'Summer Student Program' of the past. Students appreciate the value of gaining v.oik c:.l .rkieice hiri:c Ilm 'h value of diversity of niIini\ ~, il di ciplinies
complete their degrees as many institutions look for individuals with some work experience. British American After careful screening with the assistance of the Job Placement and Counseling Department of the
is eager to harness the excitement of these students and introduce its Apprenticeship Program. College of the Bahamas, five students were selected to pilot this program. The selected students will be
The program has been derignnd tu itciikitI, .Iard recruit 'bright' students from the College of the Bahamas employed on a full ti'r1L hb..i, dlurirlig ith months May -August and on a pan time basis during the regular
who have completed at least two years of tertiary education and are seeking job epeiiLcce lIile they school year. The program is in keeping with the Company's catering to the young professional market.

Ava Parker, Bramer General Insurance Agency
Born: Abaco Bahamas
2008 Graduate of the College of the Bahamas Bachelor's Degree in
Administrative Office Management. Ava plans to expand her horizon
from a trainee to one day become a successful office manager.
Q: How do you like working at British American Financial?
A: "British American staff members are friendly helpful and pleasant
personalities "
Akisha Burrows, Accounts Department
Born: Nassau, Bahamas
Pursuing Bachelor's Degree Business Administration. Major:
Administrative Office Management. Expected Graduation: May 2010.
Akeisha desires to become a Manager of Human Resources.
0: How do you like working at British American Financial?
A: "The employees are friendly and I am privileged to familiarize myself
with the daily work performed in the Accounts Department."
Jonathon Farrington, Underwriting Department
Born: Nassau, Bahamas
Business Administration. Major Marketing. Expected Graduation:
May 2011. He hopes to obtain a Masters Degree in marketing and
wants to become the Minister of Tourism.
0: How do you like working at British American Financial?
A: 7 am floored by the organization's culture in terms of customer
service, good employee treatment and its concern for young people."
Chandia Johnson, Customer Service Department
Born: Nassau, Bahamas
Pursuing Bachelor's Degree Business Administration Major:
Accounting. Expected Graduation: May 2010. Chandia plans to
become a Certified Public Accountant and Business Consultant.
0: How do you like working at British American Financial?
A: "The staff are friendly and they treat you like family. The work is
interesting though very dlierent that anything I have ever done before."

Sasha Tumquest, Customer Service, Exuma Branch
Born: Exuma
2008 Graduate of LN Coakley School. Sasha desires to become an
0: How do you like working at British American Financial?
A: BA is a great institution that will give me the opportunity to build a
challenging career. In addition to working and learning about the
company interacting with staff and clients has inspired me to become
more self-confident.

Back From College... Career Bound

Trushell Cooper
Customer Service Representative, Freeport Branch
Born: Freeport, Grand Bahama
College: Missouri Valley College. Major: 4th year Biology. Trushell is
a member of the Sigma Dove (associated with Phi Beta Sigma).
Will continue studies in medical field.
0: How do you like working at British American Financial?
A: "I like the staff, they are friendly and it is a good working

Karlos Mackey
Financial Services Division
Bornm: Nassau Bahamas
College: Fisk University
Degree: Bachelor of Arts degree in Physics. Karlos is involved with
his church's youth and young adult group. Will pursue the CFA.
0: How do you like working at British American Financial?
A: "British American's environment fosters proper professionalism
and is conducive to learning. I am impressed with the products that
cater to young professionals."

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Sports and Culture. It was a way to help
them buy their uniforms or, in the case
of college students, to provide them with
pocket money. The Ministry supplied re-
freshments and some of the material.
A separate three-week golf camp was
held on a trial basis at Winding Bay in July
for a group of approximately 18 students
from Central Abaco. It was a very success-
ful program which will be offered next year
to the youth of the entire island.

White Sound, Elbow Cay



Last Phase of the School Sign Competition

The School Sign Competition address-
ing the island's litter problem is entering
its last phase: the installation of the signs
around town and on highways. Fourteen
schools entered the contest in April with
an average of four students each. They all
became really involved in addressing the
problem and creating very meaningful art-
work to send the message to the population
at large. The competition was sponsored
by the Rotary Club of Abaco supported by
Friends of the Environment.
A crew composed of Rotary member
Mr. Andre Pilon, project chairperson,
and Mrs. Mirella Santillo, together with a
worker, spent the morning of August 16th

The winner of the overall award in the anti-li
petition was Forest Heights Academy that
shown here. It is installed on the Capt. Earne
between the airport round-about and Spring
are reminders to the public not to litter.

preparing holes to install six of the signs in
Marsh Harbour, Dundas Town and Mur-
phy Town.
By Every Child Counts is the sign cre-
ated by Long Bay School, one of the com-
petition winners. St. Francis de Sales' sign
stands on Don MacKay Boulevard. Man-
O-War's creation decorates S.C. Bootle
Highway reminding people to Keep Abaco
Clean. In front of the Port Authority an-
other reminder insists that we Keep Our
Oceans Clean by Abaco Central High
School. ECC's sign says Cleanliness Is
Close to Godliness. By Crossing Beach
stands the Hope Town Primary School
message Don't Litter.
On August 17th
Rotary President
Michael Malone in-
stalled three signs on
the highway south of
Marsh Harbour. The
sign designed by For-
est Heights Academy,
Sthe overall winner, was
installed between the
Marsh Harbour airport
round-about and Spring
City, Cherokee Primary
School heralds the road
uttering sign com- going to that settlement
entered the sign and between Casua-
st Dean Highway rina and Bahama Palm
City. The signs Shore stands the sign
created by the special

children of Central Abaco Primary School.
Signs created by Smith Memorial School,
Wesley College, S.C. Bootle High School,
Treasure Cay Primary and Green Turtle
Cay, winner in the Primary School catego-

ry, will be installed between Treasure Cay
and Little Abaco by Local Government un-
der the supervision of Chief Councillor for
the North, Mr. Stephen Pedican.

Conservation Tips
* Turn lights off when not in the room Fix toilet and faucet leaks
* Switch from traditional incandescent light bulbs to compact fluorescent bulbs
* Replace your shower head with a low-flow version

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Abaco Public Conservancy

Abaco's future is already here

The loss of public land by any community is a catastrophe, and must be prevented
at any cost. We rely too much on foreign operations to develop and profit from all of
our own resources.

The Abaco Public Conservancy is exactly what it claims, a publicly supported entity
set up to keep public spaces "public." Once we hand over to private ownership, we lose
all control.

Public interest, and enterprise can offer a better deal for Bahamians simply because
it still belongs to us. The public can develop public areas for public benefit, we know we

The first such example is the proposal to hand over 84.5 acres of Snake Cay pub-
lic land to private developers for their own profit. The public can do exactly the same
thing and provide real genuine jobs and opportunities for Bahamians. At the same time
we the public will have access to the use of all the public facilities and attractions of the
Snake Cay area forever.

Let's keep public land Bahamian; without it we have nothing.

Be on the lookout for the petition. Sign it!

Keep informed of public meetings. They will happen.

Don't Lose Control!

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September 1, 2008

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OUR YOUNG MEN between 12 and 19 years of
age deserve a second chance.... to help them
realize their innate beauty, talent, leadership
and power. They were born to make manifest
the glory of God. There is a program that can
help them do it.
Registration is now underway for YEAST'S
Life-Changing Character & Leadership
Development Institute at the National Youth
Service Restorative Program in BARC, North




Youth Empowerment & Skills Training Institute,
40 Deveaux Street Nassau, Bahamas
Tel: (242) 326-5781 or (242) 322-8335
"Help Them Maximize Their Potential"

September 1, 2008 The Abaconian

Section B Page 17

Annual open water swim

meet is planned

By Michelle Mikula
Competitive swimming will once again
take place when professional and non-pro-
fessional swimmers take to the waters on
Abaco and contend for top positions in in-
dividual and team racing at the 5th Annual
Abaco Open Water Swim Meet scheduled
for October 4th.
The Abaco Tourist Office and SWIFT
Swimming Club will once again partner to
host this event that has attracted swimmers
and supporters from Abaco, New Provi-
dence and Grand Bahama in the past years.
"Word of this year's event is being chan-

neled through many swimming arenas that
would reach both national and international
swimmers," said Melinda Williams, who
heads the Vertical Market Department in
the Abaco Tourist Office.
Ms. Williams said that in addition to
SWIFT Swimming Club having the rela-
tionship with various swim clubs through-
out the Bahamas and the Caribbean, the
event is getting further exposure as it is
sanctioned by the Bahamas Swimming
Federation and FINA, the Amateur Swim-
ming Union of Americas."
Participating in last year's event were

58 swimmers including Olympian Jeremy
Knowles, who recently traveled to the Bei-
jing Olympics to represent and compete
for the Bahamas. "We are hoping for these
numbers to increase," said Ms. Williams,
who would like to see the swimming event
go to another level while at the same time
generating needed business to the host is-
land of Abaco during the slow travel pe-
riod for our visitors."
Registration forms are currently avail-
able through the Abaco Tourist Office and
SWIFT Swimming Club for both children

and adults. For further information, please
contact Melinda Williams at 1-242-367-
3067 or Andy and Nancy Knowles at 1-
Cancer Society
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Understand The Present;Plan For The Future


New Vision Ministries Centre

Keynote speaker Hon. Earl Deveaux, MP,
Minister for the Environment
T: 242-322-7505 F:242-325-2482
e-mail: efielder@thecounsellorsltd.com
T: 242-367-3067 F: 242-367-0129
e-mail: wferguson@bahamas.com
T: 242-367-6279
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September 1, 2008

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1 15' hull at $4800
Boats are set up for
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Located at Roberts Marine
Green Turtle Cay

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The ONLY NNPA Techncian in The Bahamas

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For more Information call: 242.393.7672 or 305.567.1122
Builder's inquiries welcome

Serving Marsh Harbour Weekly with
Freight Service from Nassau and Palm Beach

LEGEND Loading Monday in Palm Beach
Arriving Tuesday in Marsh Harbour
LEGACY Loading Tuesday in Nassau
Arriving Wednesday in Marsh Harbour
Leaving Thursday for Nassau
Both ships serving Green Turtle Cay
Charter freight stops en route on request

Dean's Shipping office at the Marsh Harbour dock

Marsh Harbour Contact
Ph: (242) 367-2653
367-0364 367-5642 Fax
Government Dock
Marsh Harbour, Abaco
Nassau Contact
(242) 393-4371 393-3829
394-7529 Fax 394-0057
Western End Potter's Cay Dock
Nassau, New Providence
Palm Beach Contact
Ph: (561) 844-5387
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September 1, 2008

The Abaconian Section B Page 19

Education offered a professional enhancement seminar

By Mirella Santillo
Teachers and facility management
teams from public and private schools
were invited to a five-day workshop or-
ganized by the Department of Education
aimed at focusing on best practices and
teaching strategies in the areas of lan-
guage arts, mathematics and life skills.
The opening ceremony as well as most
of the presentations took place at Central
Abaco Primary School early in the sum-
mer. Some workshops on basic math-
ematics and functional literacy were held
at S.C. Bootle High School by teachers
Mr. and Mrs. Kawalran for the facility
management teams of the North of the
Literacy Strategies that Work, Basic
Mathematics and Functional Literacy,

presented by Education Officer Ms.
Felamese Sawyer and other district train-
ers, were particular areas of focus with
several workshops held on these sub-
Pre-school operators, especially the
older teachers who had been "grand-fa-
thered" into a teaching position without
certifications, were targeted with two ses-
sions on Draft Legislation and Curricu-
lum Design presented by Senior Educa-
tion Officer, Mrs. Agatha Archer, and
her team from Nassau.
The facility management teams of Cen-
tral Abaco were instructed on Managing
your Finances by Ms. Zoe Hepburn.
Mrs. Candace Key and Ms. Sarah Rob-
erts made a presentation on Treasures of
the Sea and 100 Days of Activities, Mrs.

I --I -C J ,

Sandra Edwards presented on Life Skills
and Behavioral Change while Ms. Phil-
lippa Farrington and Ms Rochelle Russell
talked on Effective Research-Based Strat-
egies in Specific Disciplines.
The last day was reserved for work-
shop displays and the closing ceremony.
Twenty-five to 30 people attended this
workshop offered for the first time on
Abaco with the help of close to 20 facili-
tators, but certainly not for the last time,
according to District Superintendent, Mrs.
Lenora Black, who said it will become an
annual event. Furthermore, she is plan-
ning a monthly Professional Orientation
Seminar to take place on a Saturday for
education personnel starting at the begin-
ning of the school year
The coordinators for the workshop


Staff of both public and private schools were invited to a seminar in early summer that focused on improving the effectiveness of vari-
ous methods of instruction. Facititators covered important areas of curriculum with the hope of bring the academic level up for the
entire school system. Superintendent of Education for Abaco, Mrs. Lenora Black, is second from the right. Those completing the five
day seminar received certificates. It is expected that this will be an annual event.

were Education Officer, Ms. Felamese
Sawyer, for primary education, and Se-
nior Education Officer, Mr. Leslie Rolle
for high school education. Most of the
facilitators were local teachers who had
attended a seminar held in Nassau in Feb-
mary and colleagues they had trained in
the skills they had learnt.
The school year 2008-09 is the year
of literacy, a subject dear to the heart of
Mrs Black, who is determined to bring
increased awareness on that topic as well
as develop needed skills to face the prob-
lem of illiteracy rampant among the is-
land population. A Literacy Forum for
Communities will be held at the end of

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Dr. J. Denise Archer D.D.S.
Garnett Archer Mem. Blvd., Suite #6
P.O. Box AB 20579
Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas
Website: www.diamantedental.com
(appointments can be made online)
Tel: 242-367-4968
Fax: 242-367-0725
Emergency 242-554-8327
Email: dentalspecialistabaco@yahoo. com
Dr. J. Denise Archer
Monday Saturdays
General Dentistry
Dr. Christopher Varga
Monday Saturdays
General Dentistry
Dr. S. Andr6 Rollins
Orthodontics (Braces)
Call 242-328-5000 for dates

I Drive Safely Watch for School Children

P. O. Box AB 22205
Treasure Cay
Abaco, Bahamas


The Assemblies of God in the Bahamas including the Turks and
Caicos Island wishes to offer our sincere thanks, appreciations and
prayer to the many sponsors (Business and Private Citizen) for your
donations and or contribution to the 2008 Summer Youth Camp.
Because of your giving and or contribution we had a very suc-
cessful camp, ministering to a total of 286 young Bahamians and
facilitating 95 workers.
First to our former camp directors Rev. Robert and Phylis Cornea
on whose shoulders and foundations we continue to proudly build.

Abaco Express Bus Service
Abaco Gas
Abaco Groceries
Abaco Radio
Abaco Island Pharmacy
Agape Family Dental Center
Auskell Advance Medical Center
Bahamas Fast Ferry
Big Cat Heavy Equipment
Cash Realty
Department of Customs
Department of Environmental Health

Personal Contributors
Arlene Clarke
Cathie Cash
Collin Albury
Greg Cash
Jackie Wilson
Jeff & Jean Collins
Jim Claggelt
Dr. Ronald Wilson
Mary & Bill Warden

Rev. Stafford Symonette
Committee Chairman

Department Immigration
First Assembly
Full Gospel Assembly
Fynes Pest Control
J. S. Johnson Ltd.
Lowe's Pharmacy
Marsh Harbour Auto Parts
M/V Betty K
The Abaconian
The Chemist Shoppe
Treasure Cay Community Church
Trinity Customs Brokerage

Commonwealth Bank
First Caribbean Bank
Scotia Bank
Royal Bank

If by chance you have con-
tributed or donated and your
name was not mentioned,
please forgive us.

Rev. Cecil Forbes
Abaco Presbyter





B.E.C, takes this opportunity to give you these valuable
conservation tips to help reduce your electric bill.
You may be surprised to learn that the water heater is
a large user of energy in most homes. In fact, the av-
erage household spends about $45 per month at our
current rates to heat water. And larger families spend
even more. However, there are a number of things you
can do to conserve energy and trim your water heating
Use less hot water. Using less water provides your big-
gest opportunity for savings
Adjust the temperature on your water heater. Lower
the hot water thermostat to 120 degrees to save energy
and reduce the risk of scalding.
Know when to turn off your water heater. Only turn it
off when you will be away for an extended period of
time (i.e., a weekend or longer). Using a timer or turn-
ing off the water heater between daily uses only saves
about $6 per month
The average life of a standard electric water heater is
about 10 years. If you're in the market for a new one,
consider a high efficiency water heater. This may cost
more to purchase, but actually saves you money over
time because they use less electricity to operate.

Energy Saved is Energy Earned
Remember Conservation is Key

The Bahamas Electricity Corporation AbacoI Sen 0
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The Abaconian September 1, 2008

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New Home From Page 1
The employees responded immediately
and the total amount they donated was

Ms. C wriltia Curry is the proud owner of a ne
efforts of the staff of Commonwealth Bank wl
with the bank to supply the materials to rebui
are Mr. Basil Bain with the bank, Commonw
quelin Estevez, Mrs. Curry's granddaughter
and Mr. Duane Johnson with the bank.

matched by the bank, enough to buy most
of the material needed to build the house.
Abaco Hardware partnered in the venture
by selling the material at a 25 percent dis-
count and the
Seventh Day
Men's Minis-
try donated the
from Cen-
tral Abaco,
if. Mr. Zyandell
Jones, Mr.
SFreddy Jones,
Mr. Jackson
Blach and Mr.
Roland Levy,
offered their
time and exper
?w house due mainly to the tise for a mini-
ho raised the money along mum stipend,
ild her house. 51, ,, here and within four
health Bank Manager Jac- months Mrs.
Yolanda Levy, Ms. Curry Curry had a
home again.



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busil' ess Or -- .-i i id -i+oC service cn a--jnconstruction
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Telephone: 242-577-0102 367-0830
I wate?' at lhF ia"th f- it crt PnRjfdaDL,1,
Uv 1ar, Ha-x'ourAbzco

Bank presented key

to proud owner

On August 25th a delegation from Com-
monwealth Bank including Ms. Estevez,
Mr. Basil Bain and Ms. Yolanda Levy of-
ficially handed the keys to a very happy
Mrs. Curry.
There is still some work to be finished
inside and some furniture items are still
missing, but Mrs. Curry does not com-
plain. She has a roof over her head and
is grateful for the help and support she re-
ceived from her granddaughter's employer
and members of the community.
To her heartfelt thanks, Ms. Estevez re-
plied, "We are proud that we could assist
you. This is what Commonwealth Bank is
Mr. Duane Johnson on the managing
team of Commonwealth Bank and a mem-
ber of the Seventh Day Adventist Men's
Ministries spearheaded the project.

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Minimum for 3 lines in one issue $9
Picture and 4 lines $25
Additional lines at $2 per line
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Net. Call Steve at 770-331-8197
Elbow Cay hilltop lot in Lucayos (North Road)
across from Treescape, 10,000 s.f. or 100' x
124'. $159,000 Call 386-212-0101
Guana Cay, Sea of Abaco, 1+ acre with el-
evation, 400+ ft. waterfront, dock & mooring.
$1,050,000. Purchaser pays 1/2 stamp tax plus
own legal fees & brokerage fees. Brokers wel-
come. 242-365-5149 www.guanawaterfront.com

Guana Cay house for sale. Dramatic ocean & Sea
of Abaco views, three sided floor to ceiling glass,
incredible sunset views from covered deck. 2 bed/
2 bath/ Jack & Jill shower. Purchase includes ad-
ditional lot ensuring unobstructed views. New roof
2008. Purchase includes all furnishings. Purchase
price $350,000 net to seller. Brokers protected.
View property www.greatguanarentals.com Call
404-846-1666 or dl@atlantaindustrialproperties.
Marsh Harbour, Little Orchard, for sale by
owner, 3 bed / 2 bath, A/C, efficiency apt. at-
tached. $290,000 net. Call 577-0281
Moraine Cay available for rent or sale For info
go to morainecay.com
Scotland Cay Private island with runway golf
carts, spa, pool table, internet, TV, fireplace.
Turnkey. Bruce Burgess cell 954 632 4966,
home 954 566 6096, Details at
Scotland Cay Atlantic beach, 3600' paved run-
way, marina slip available, 125' beach by 260'
deep, private island. Call 970-389-0236

Treasure Cay Pineapple Point Resort. NOW
UNDER CONSTRUCTION! Exclusive luxury
waterfront condos with deep water docks &
garages! The ultimate location in Treasure Cay
in protected harbour with spectacular, unob-
structed views. Available July 2008!
www.pineapplepointresort.com 242-475-7464
or 1-800-545-0395 Come & see us at the end
of Marina View Dr. Office Open M-F 9-4:30
pm or by appointment.
Treasure Cay gated community Galleon Bay
canal lot, 122 ft. water frontage, 19,000 sq.
ft., sea walls, protected deep water, near golf
course and beach, deep discount! $269,000. Ph:
WPB Condo Furnished 2 bed 1 bath; A/C;
Internet ready. Ideal for students. Security on
grounds. Bus stop at entry. 15 min from PB
Community College. Short walk to major shop-
ping & restaurants. $90,000. Call 242-365-4636
days, 242-365-4218 evenings

Advanced 1 ,I, i L, 1 iClinic
Starting September 1, 2008
Afternoon Clinics
Monday- Friday
4:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m.
Dr. George Charite
General Practice & Wound Care
For information Call 367-0020

September 1, 2008

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Beautification From Page 14
ful and the financial update concerning the
various projects will be presented during
the ceremony. Organizations such as BEC,
Environmental Health, Water & Sewerage
and businesses such as Pinewood Nurs-
ery, Standard Hardware are among those
invited to set up a table to give safe envi-
ronmental tips to the public. The Best Kept
Yard awareness package will be offered at
the function and the adopting or sponsoring
of an area will be discussed.

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Bring Results

For Emergencies ONLY 365-9111
Emergency VHF Channel 80
Fire Chief: Colin Albury: 365-9112
Treasure Cay Gate House: 365-8899
Security Chief Bullard:359-6280, 365-
Resort Front Desk: 365-8801(2)/ 8578
Jerry Roberts: 365-8474
Emergency Dispatchers:
Rhonda Lowe:357-6576; 365-8507;
Cindy Newell: 365-8752; 577-6570

Desirae Lowe: 458-2215; 365-8771;
Treasure Cay Airport Fire Department
Nights: LaVar Emile 458-3529
Donald Cornish 365-0621
Treasure Cay Police Station:365-8048
Sgt. Minnis (emergency only) 242-436-
Corbett Medical Clinic: 365-8288
Clinic Emergency:577- 0606
Marsh Harbour: 911 / 919
Fire: 367-2000
Police: 367-2560 / 367-3437

Emergency Numbers

for North Abaco

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

New Vision Ministries

WIN Our Mission
"Turning people into
devout followers of
TOJesus Christ"
Sunday Worship 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Kids' Korner 9:30 a.m.
Tuesday Interactive Bible Study 7:30 p.m.
Thursday Prayer Time 12:10 p.m. & 7:30 pm
Friday Youth Night (high school & up) 7:30 p.m.
D Pastors / Leaders
Derek Benjamin Ted Pearce David Lowe
Youth Pastor: Chris Pinder F LY
For Directions call 242-367-3324 h

Eastern Abaco Region of
The Methodist Church
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All are welcome
to worship
with us

St. Andrews Methodist
Epworth Chapel Dundas Town
Cherokee Sound Sunday Services
Sunday Services 11 a.m & 7 p.m.
11 a.m. & 7 p.m. Office 367-3050
ssion House 366-2249 Manse 367-4647

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

St. James Methodist
Hope Town
Sunday Services 9:30 & 11
Mission House 366-0400

We exist to:
Reach, Develop,

and Send
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




Marble Granite *Ceramic
Porcelain Mud Work Kitchens
Bathrooms Entire Home
Larrpp LOWE
e L : 477-5966
Office : 367-0630

Tropical S uvenir8
Straw Baskets Shirts Hats
Casual Wear Gifts Souvenirs
Androsia Fabric
Located Don MacKay Blvd. and Airport
Phone 367-2431 Marsh Harbour
Mon Sat7:30 5 *Sun 10 -5
Visa and MasterCard Accepted



Sick Copier?
Call the Copier Doctor
We make house calls!
Most brands serviced


Marine Surveying & Consulting
Navigation & Seamanship
Captain Cyril Roker
B.Sc. Maritime Transportation ,
2nd Master Unlimited Tonnage
Marine Surveyor / Nautical Inspector -
P.O.Box FH 14283, Nassau, Bahamas
Tel: 242-367-0052 / 577-6204
Email: cyrilroker@hotmail.com

We make business quality rubber stamps:
Deposit Stamps, Daters, Address Stamps
Self-inking and traditional styles
Call 367-4709

Big Cat Equipment
Rentals: Backhoe, D3 Tractor,
Payloader, Dump Truck
Services: Land clearing, Trenching
Fill, rock and sand

Fax: 242-367-2464
Tel: 242-367-2655 367-5250
Cell #: 477-5322 359-6839

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

Gordon's Perfect Painting
O Workmanship
Call for estimate


Print Shop
Abaco Shopping Center
Tel: 367-3202- Fax: 367-3201


9am- 5pm
0Mon. Fri.

Raffle Tickets
Event Tickets
Plain, numbered or with stubs

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

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Thank you for doing an outstanding job. You bought us saftely out
of the storm from Abaco to Nassau on Abaco Air Charter.
You are an amazing pilot and we just want to thank you.
May God continue to Bless and Guide you in your profession.
Love Frances Jones, Dundas Town

Happy Birthday

Ruth Genevieve Curry

August 24th
She has represented the people
of Green Turtle Cay from a statue in
the Memorial Sculpture Garden, her
portrait by Alton Lowe in the island
museum to the 50-cent Bahamian
postage stamp. She is an icon for
Abaco. Her continuous efforts have
granted her a position of pride and
care for her neighbors and have
gained her their respect, apprecia-
tion and love.
May every man give her a flower
and every lady acknowledge her.
Allow and encourage the children
of Green Turtle to show their respect
and continue to learn from her. She
is an important part of the soul of
Green Turtle Cay.

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Marsh Harbour Drill Rig
Abaco, Bahamas Dock Construction
drillrig@coralwave.com Boat Lift Sales

We offer a variety of boat lifts OIT LIFT5 IC
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Items for Sale. Commercial Service. Cars & Boats

Minimum for 3 lines in one issue $9
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

Part time delivery person wanted. Must have
transportation. Phone 367-2677
Bookkeeeping services through financial state-
ments, filing system, record keeping. 30 yrs.
experience. Tel 367-3166 Ask for Mary
Bookkeeper Extremely organized individual
wanted for light bookkeeping. Requires com-
puter proficiency, experience with QuickBooks
or Peachtree preferred. Applicant must be able
to work independently, be detail oriented, and
extremely dedicated to deadlines and follow-
through. Send resumes with references to aba-
Housekeeper Bluff House Beach Hotel on
Green Turtle Cay is looking for diligent, hon-
est people with strong customer service skills
and attention to details to work in our house-
keeping department. Call 365-4200 for an in-

For all your vertical and mini-blind needs con-
tact Sidney Albury at 367-2091 or 367-2031
Can't find blinds to fit your regular and odd
sized windows? Call 367-0546. We sell and
install 2" custom blinds. Ask for Ronnie
Mechanic Services Now Available in Hope
Town. We can accommodate automotive service
and repair at reasonable prices. Also available
- small engine repair (lawn & garden equip-
ment, small generators, etc.) Call today to set
up an appointment. Tel: 366-0040

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
Brownie 3rd lung model F280X Honda 4 HP.
Call Greg 713-724-7065 or gletsos@letsos.
com $1500
I-phone 36 unlocked, brand new. $1100 OBO
Call 458-1162

97 Buick LeSabre. Asking $4000 OBO 367-
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07 Chevy Silverado, one owner, low mileage.
Call 367-3197 after 6 pm or 242-465-0971
$21,000 OBO

Golf cart, 2002 Club Car Villager, gas, 2
passenger. US $4,500 Call 367-3262


23' Mako, 150 HP Mercury Optimax, only 20
hrs. Stall has factory warranty for 30 months,
wash down pump, VHF, radio, fish finder,
duel gas tanks and trailer. Call 475-1672 or

26' Carver, open cockpit w/ 140 HP Evinrude,
2 burner stove, kitchen sink, sleeps 4, bathroom,
head and face basin, fly bridge. $14,500 Call
31' Bayliner Ciera 3055/ 1999 lying Abaco
$35.000 More info www.frankboat.ch


40' Hunter sailboat, 1986, lots of extras, new
Awlgrip on deck/ hull, 10' dinghy w/ 9.9 motor
incl, 5' draft, DUTY PAID, located in Man-O-
War Cay. $44,500. Call 303-888-2211

31' Sloop Gilmer design (Southern Cross). Well
appointed, DUTY PAID. $29K Currently in FL.
will deliver to Abaco. 321-723-3394 tilloo@

37' Intrepid, 3 250 HP Mercs, 2004, low
low hours. looks brand new. $180,000 OBO

39' Carver Motor Yacht, 2005, loaded, Volvo
350 HP diesels, Zodiac Rib on a hydraulic lift
included, under 500 hrs, 2 beds/2 baths, great
shape, ready to go. Must see at slip 11 at the
Conch Inn. $395k. Call 386-679-7170

43' Aluminum hull crawfishing boat, 5000 lb.
freezer, Caterpillar 3208, 8KW generator, sta-
bilizers, central A/C, full galley, TV & DVD,
sleeps 7. $35,000 Call 365-5148
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44' Sea Ray 44eb 1996, twin low hr 350hp cats,
8.0k Westerbeke genset, beautiful condition
throughout. $149,000 or will trade for open
fisherman. Located in Man-O-War harbour.
Call Andrew 561-389-8891 or e mail

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Private estate perfect for entertain-
ing- Highlighted by a fully furnished
5 bedroom residence, free-form
pool, and 10 ft. ceilings. Ideal re-
tirement home or vacation villa.
$1,500,000. Ref. AS11005

Half acre building sites within a pri-
vate waterfront community. Fea-
tures include underground electricity.
private dock slip, beach access, and
views of the Sea of Abaco.
$770,000. PS10659

10,069 sq. ft. lot with elevations to
10 ft. Set within the tranquil resi-
dential community of The Abaco
Ocean Club. Ideally located nearby
the community dock and beach.
S95,000. Ref. AS10964

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Beautiful 8 acre parcel on pristine
Basin Harbour Cay perfect for a se-
cluded getaway or an eco-resort if
purchased and combined with adja-
cent 9+ acre tract
S249,000. Ref. PS10700

sea views in the popular gated com-
munity of Sunrise Bay. Additionally,
a private dock slip can be acquired.
All amenities nearby.
$249,900. Ref. AS11026

Lovely 10,489 sq. ft. homesite in the
quiet Abaco Ocean Club. Just steps
to the Western shoreline and a short
walk or golf cart ride to the commu-
nity dock.
$84,500. Ref. AS10969

Last chance to obtain a homesite in
the prestigious and gated Great
Abaco Club. This 7,630 sq. ft. canal
lot has easy access to pool, tennis
courts, and beach.
$300,000. Ref. AS10731

41.6 acre tract comprising rolling
hills and views to the Sea of Abaco
and surrounding area. Ideal site for
development purposes or as a pri-
vate estate.
$1,040,000. Ref. AB5178

Enjoy cool breezes and panoramic
vistas from this elevated 1.267 acre
estate site overlooking the 7th and
8th holes within the luxurious Ritz-
Carlton Abaco Club.
$1,900,000. Ref. AS10995


6,811 sq. ft. sea and ocean view lot
within the Shipwreck Subdivision.
five minutes from the Guana Cay
settlement. A brand new community
dock and two beaches are nearby.
$125,000. Ref. AS10891

15 acre estate with elevations to 70
ft. and 630 ft. on the Sea of Abaco.
Perfect for a waterfront club or re-
sort, residential community, or a pri-
vate estate.
$1,200,000. Ref. AS10886

Collection of superb 1 + acre beach-
front, oceanfront, and golf course
estate lots within the luxurious Ritz-
Carlton Abaco Club with world-class

Collection of homesites within a
treasured beachfront community.
Hilltop lots starting at S150,000.
Waterfront lots starting at $395,000.
Beachfront lots starting at 8595,000.

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