Title: Abaconian
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Place of Publication: Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas
Publication Date: December 1, 2008
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VUME 16, NUMBR 24 DECEMBER 1tewapAhpe

VOLUME 16, NUMBER 24 DECEMBER 15th, 2008

North Abaco celebrated One Bahamas

Guests included Governor General and Olympian Gold Medalist
By Vernique Russell
Patriotism, pride and nationalism defi-
nitely set the mood as North Abaconians
S..gathered at the S.C. Bootle High School
S-j for the One Bahamas Celebration 2008 on
S- November 27. The celebration began back
in the 90s by Sir Orville Turnquest, then
Governor General of the Bahamas. Since
then during the month of November a
4(1. week has been assigned to reflect on what
makes us Bahamians and what unites us as
one country. With a cool Atlantic breeze
blowing, One Bahamas was portrayed in
songs, ring games and dances done by
students from North Abaco. The schools
brought forth their best choirs, dancers and
soloists to complete the celebrations. These
renditions truly brought out what it means
to be Bahamian.
In attendance was Sir Orville Turnquest,
Sir Durward Knowles and other dignitar-
ies from Nassau and Abaco. Sir Orville
Turnquest, the Father of One Bahamas,
encouraged the students to remember that
we are one, no matter which island we hail
Sir lurwanArd Knnwles was nart of the oroun visiting North Abahnco to celebrate One RBahnmnas He is shown here ivino r nrTesntn- from. Sir Durward Knowles urged those

tives of each of the schools in North Abaco a DVD copy of his life story. He was the first Bahamaian to win a gold medal in the
Olympics and it was in sailing.

Please see One Bahamas Page 13

Armed Robbery ends in Murder
By Julian Lockhart
Shots rang through the peaceful silence of
Marsh Harbour on November 27th when two
young men from New Providence took the
life of Abaco resident Dion Brendon Strachan,
25. He was working at his father's store, M
& R Food Store on Crockett Drive in Marsh
Harbour, when two men entered the store in
an attempt to rob it shortly before 8 p.m. A
short while later Dion Strachan was killed when
shot multiple times to the body. The thieves got
away with approximately $1,300 in cash from
the store. Dion's father, Roderick Strachan, had
left the shop minutes previously to take a cus-

Please see Murder Page 14

Murder victim Deon Strachan

Housing Minister pleased

with new houses

U.S. Ambassador visited

Central Abaco Primary
The U.S. Ambassa- - -*
dor to The Bahamas,
Mr. Neil Siegel, vis-
ited Central Abaco
Primary School on
November 24. After
a program that the
students put on in his
honour, he spoke to
them about the impor-
tance of reading and
read to them a chapter
from the book Morn-
ing Girl. The story is
significant because it
shows the importance
of sharing emotions
with family. While on
Abaco he was hosted
by the Abaco Club on
Winding Bay, visited
the new development
at Schooner Bay and
was hosted by Baker's
Bay Golf and Ocean
Club on Great Gua-
na Cay. See story on
page 6.

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The Minister of Housing, the Hon. Kenneth Russell, center, inspected the houses
under construction in Spring City being built by government. Accompanying him
were Mr. Melvin Seymour, the Hon. Brensil Rolle, both from the Ministry of
Housing, and Administrator Cephas Cooper. See story on page 2.

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December 15, 2008

Minister updated community on housing

By Mirella Santillo
The government's housing programme
that started in Nassau and Freeport contin-
ues on Abaco with 76 homes under con-
struction in Spring City and the Ministry of
Housing offering local residents additional
fully serviced lots to carry out their own
construction both in Spring City and the
Central Pines Subdivision in Marsh Har-
To follow up on the progress and inform
the community at large on what to expect,
the Minister of Housing, the Hon. Ken-
neth Russell, visited Abaco to inspect the
new phase of construction in Spring City
and the building sites in Central Pines. Ac-
companying Mr. Russell was a delegation
including the Parliamentary Secretary in
the Ministry of Housing, the Hon. Bren-
zil Rolle, the Acting Permanent Secretary,

Mr. Melvin Seymour, officials of the Min-
istry of Works, Ministry of Health, Water
and Sewerage and the Bahamas Electricity
Mr. Russell's first stop was in Spring
City at a three-bedroom house close to
completion. He described the Spring City
Housing Subdivision as the continuation of
a dream. "Spring City was a historic place
and the intention was to bring Spring City
back to life. I think looking around at not
just the number of houses here, but the
quality of houses so far; it is a wonder-
ful testament for a city that was built here
many years ago during the pine days," he
Mr. Russell pointed out that there are
several models of houses being construct-
ed in Spring City, making it attractive to
many potential dwellers. He added that
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the Ministry is currently building some 76
houses in the Spring City Subdivision and
that a large number of those are nearing
"We are hoping that quite a number of
them would be completed for Christmas so
that people could move in them and bring
new life here to Spring City," he stated.
"What impressed me the most is that the
workmen here on Abaco are working dili-
gently to complete these house at top qual-
ity," he said.
While pointing out that they are current-
ly constructing 76 homes at Spring City,
Mr. Russell said it is his Ministry's inten-
tion to build a total of 100 homes there.
He expects all the homes to be completed
by the first half of next year. Seventeen
contractors are doing the construction and
inspectors are on site daily.

The size of the homes ranges from 800
to 1200 square feet with either two or three
bedrooms and will be sold at prices rang-
ing from $50,000 to $80,000. Already 160
would-be "first time homeowners" have
applied to buy the houses that are to be
built. The whole project called for a total
of 319 lots to be developed. Mr. Russell
hopes that people will be lured to Spring
City by the reasonable prices to buy the
reminder of the vacant lots and build for
themselves. He mentioned that financing is
available through the Bahamas Mortgage
Corporation with five percent down pay-
ment or through private banks. The gov-
ernment has plans available for building
low cost homes. Anyone using these plans

Please see Housing Page 16

Fifteen of the houses under construction in Spring City are nearing completion. This is the
kitchen in the main room of a three-bedroom two-bathroom house. Early indications are Mr. Kenneth Russell and his group were pleased with the quality of construction of the
that this is a popular model. On the left is the Hon. Brensil Rolle, Parliamentary Secre- government-built houses in Spring City. Seventeen contractors are working on houses and
tary in the Ministry of Housing, and on the right are the Hon. Kenneth Russell, Minister the construction is inspected daily. The new houses are creating a new greatly upgraded
of Housing, and Mr. Melvin Seymour, Acting Permanent Secretary. look to this community. Lots are available for those wanting to open businesses there.

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living space. Sits onil
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Ambassador stressed importance

By Samantha V. Evans
November 24th was an exciting day
for the students of Central Abaco Primary
School as they had a day filled with the
focus on reading. The day began with the
awards ceremony for the Boys Reading
Challenge followed by a very memorable
visit by the U.S. Ambassador to The Ba-
hamas, Mr. Neil Siegel. When the Ambas-
sador and his team of Abaco government
and police officials arrived at the school,
the students of the upper primary school
prepared a short program welcoming him
to their school. The students performed
a song called Knowledge Is Something if
You Get it Today, You Will End Up Having
More, sung to the tune of Love is Some-
thing if You Give it Away. The Ambassa-
dor was very moved by this presentation
as was evident on his face as he listened

attentively to every word that was spoken.
The students spoke eloquently which made
everyone present very proud.
Ambassador Siegel commended the
leaders of Abaco and the educational sys-
tem for the wonderful job they are doing
with these students. He told the students
that reading helps them to dream so that
they can achieve their goals. As Ambassa-
dor, he stated that a part of his job is to as-
sist with education and working along with
the Ministry of Education in their reading
and literacy program and this has been an
honor and a privilege for him.
For about ten minutes he read the third
chapter of the book Morning Girl which
every school across The Bahamas should
be reading as well. The story talked about
the emotions and feeling of loss one family
felt as a result of a baby dying. He stated

that the book lets them in on the life of
this family. It showed them how to share
feelings they may be going through and
the importance of letting people into their
lives. At the end of the program, the Am-
bassador was presented with a gift and he
in turn gave the moderators, principal, and
superintendent a small gift as well.
Superintendent for Education in the
Abaco District, Mrs. Lenora Black, stated
that reading is very important. It not only
improves your vocabulary but allows you
to better express yourself. She expressed
her approval of the major focus the school
has placed on reading and told the Am-

of reading
bassador that early that morning the boys
were honored for excelling in reading. She
told the students that once they are able to
read, they will find that the negative activ-
ity they once found pleasure in would be
diminished. Additionally, once they leave
school, they would be able to function
throughout life as they would have learned
and mastered those skills needed for them
to be productive citizens. She stated that
it is so fitting that the Ambassador chose
that day to visit as it must have been pre-
ordained. His presence there only further
serves to motivate these eager students to
learn through reading.


II LIt J~i

The U.S. Amabassador to The Bahamas, Mr. Neil Siegel, was hosted by the Abaco Club
of Winding Bay. He is shown here with Mr. Floyd Swain, general manager, who showed
Mr. Siegel around. Mr. Siegel is traveling to several Out Islands to acquaint himself with
the country.

Mr. Siegel visited Central Abaco Primary School to encourage the students to read more.
He is shown here greeting individual students at the largest school on Abaco with more
than 700 students.

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It is once again my great pleasure to extend warm greetings to all
residents and visitors to Abaco's shores during this Christmas Season.

Christmas traditionally brings our generosity of spirit and friendship
to the forefront. Indeed, I am always proud of the bigheartedness of Abaconians not just at
Christmas time but throughout the year.

It is all the more important that we use the Christmas season as is our custom, to share with
friends and neighbours and especially with the less fortunate.

I hope that Abaconians and other Bahamians throughout our island communities will make
welcome all those who are away from their families and friends and who find themselves in our
midst during this Holy Season.

I am very pleased to use this occasion to acknowledge and thank the many individuals and busi-
nesses who respond positively throughout the year to those in need.

I thank also those in government service, in the uniform branches, in our schools, in our
clinics, in social services and in the wider administrative and technical public service for their
continued efforts to serve the Bahamian people here in Abaco.

On behalf of the Government of The
Bahamas, my family and myself, I am
pleased to wish you a blessed, peaceful and
safe Christmas, and the joy that only Christ
can bring.

Hubert A. Ingraham
10 December, 2008


December 15, 2008

The Abaconian Section A Page 7

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December 15, 2008

The Editor 5ays...

Our Christmas traditions continue

It was announced in the fall that Marsh
Harbour's annual Christmas Festival had to
be cancelled. People were disappointed as
this was a popular and widely anticipated
event. Then, with the Prime Minister's en-
couragement, it was resurrected but with lit-
tle time for properly organizing the details.
For the past several years it has easily
been the single largest event on Abaco,
drawing young and old people from the
length of Abaco including the cays. As
previously staged, it had live entertain-
ment, Santa Claus, food, arts and crafts,
games, even a dog show, appealing to a
wide range of people.
We estimate that in the course of the day
several thousand people attended. There
was a continuous flow of persons arriving
and leaving throughout the afternoon and
The site where the event was held in
previous years was not available. Finding
another location did not seem feasible as
there were no funds to prepare an alternate
With little time to organize, the BAIC
site was put at the committee's disposal.
The committee had a little over three
weeks to get the site ready and schedule
booths and events. We know their dedica-
tion and we are confident the event will be
a success.
For those not familiar with this new
location, it is on Don MacKay Boulevard
in Marsh Harbour across the street from
the BEC office. It is the BAIC site for a
future farmer's market and craft center
with a park-like atmosphere. The present
improvements will be utilized as the park
is developed.
With the committee's limited funding,
central government made several major
contributions to make sure the event was
successful. First, the site was quickly grad-
ed and rolled to a smooth surface. Second,
on short notice BEC installed several poles
with floodlights and outlets for musicians
and food vendors. Third, the Royal Baha-
mas Defense Force Band will perform at
central government's expense. These three
items would have consumed more funds
than the committee had available.

With the site prepared, power and lights
installed and major entertainment sched-
uled, the committee has been left to fill
the entertainment gaps with local talent.
This can be accomplished with a much
smaller budget. Craftsmen, food vendors,
Junkanoo groups and musicians are being
contacted as well as schools and service
clubs with their displays and fund raising
It is encouraging to see the festival back
on track, even though the small volunteer
team is having to work overtime to put it
all together.
Credit for putting this event back on the
calendar is due our representative for North
Abaco, who happens to be the Prime Min-
ister. He made a few phone calls and things
began to take shape. Our representative for
South Abaco, Mr. Edison Key, was quietly
working in the background to see that the
BAIC site was properly prepared.
On a smaller scale, central government
is assisting North Abaco in having a simi-
lar festive evening by providing the Royal
Bahamas Police Marching Band and Pop
Band as the prime entertainment. With our
economy showing signs of decline, Mr.
Ingraham is looking for ways to bolster
people's spirits over the holidays.

On December 19 the popular boating
parade will be held in Marsh Harbour. It
is scheduled to begin at the Marsh Har-
bour Marina and will circle the harbour
one or more times. Tidal restrictions are
likely to limit the boats to outboard power
or shallow draft vessels. This was always
a popular event, but the fireworks at the
conclusion may have had a hand in the high
attendance. Present budgets do not allow
fireworks which are expensive.
Several towns are planning celebrations
near Christmas. Santa will be making his
appearance in many communities.
These Christmas events are basically
community oriented for local residents, but
they always welcome visitors.
World news on the television is rather
bleak, but Abaco has weathered downturns
in the economy in the past. Several ear-
lier recessions in the United States were
barely felt here. Abaco seems to survive
these periods better than other areas in the
We hope that our Christmas visitors will
arrive in acceptable numbers. Let us hope
that Abaco's appeal remains strong and that
our visitor arrival numbers stay steady.
As a boost to the Abaco economy, sev-
eral government capital programs are in

the works with one of the largest being the
100 low cost houses scheduled for Spring
City. Seventy of these houses are under
construction now by 17 different contrac-
tors. This project fulfills two basic needs:
putting people to work and providing low
cost housing which is in great demand on
Abaco. These are not give-away houses
but will be paid for by conventional mort-
gage payments.
Other public works programs are sched-
uled with a similar dual purpose, to stim-
ulate the local economy with jobs and to
benefit us with some projects which have
been scheduled for some time. Construc-
tion of a 60,000-square foot administrative
complex is expected to start early in 2009.
This will house many government agen-
cies and departments. Additional low cost
subdivisions are on government's drawing
Although our economy is not robust, we
have much to be thankful for. With all the
strife and hardship in the world, we live
in a quiet and peaceful country. May we
enjoy the many freedoms which millions
do not have. Let us be thankful and en-
joy these holiday festivities with family,
friends and neighbours.

_ttek9s to the gd0tok

An Invitation to
Our Visitors
Dear Editor,
No ordinary camera is powerful enough
to capture what I experienced last night.
The fact that there was no moon was part
of the reason for the phenomenon. The
night was more than a little cool without a
whisper of a breeze and no visible rain in
sight anywhere around. The velvety black
night sky seemed to surround me like a
cloak and the stars sparkled like tiny dia-
I realize it is not ours alone, but is the
same sky seen by millions of other people
all over our world. However, I do not be-
lieve it could have been more spectacular
anywhere else on this earth than it was last
night in Cherokee Sound, Abaco, in the
northern Bahamas at 27.50 degrees South
latitude by 76.50 degrees North longitude
on this the 27th day of November in the
year of our Lord 2008.
How lucky we are to live in such a beau-
tiful place. Yes, we have the lovely warm
sun by day, but it is the nights that take your
breath away. All is quiet, all is serene and
peaceful and your eyes are pulled upward
into the heavens. You can't look away, all
you can do is stare in amazement. You can
only feel small, insignificant and unimport-
ant in such an awesome production. Yet it
is comforting. Maybe because of its bril-
liance we know we are part of a larger plan

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like being part of an artist's painting and
being included in a much bigger picture.
Maybe some get a thrill from watching
one of our many lovely sunsets. I can also
feel a bit dreamy and nostalgic seeing the
sun go down. But what I really love is to
wake up early enough to see one of our
fantastic sunrises. When the purples turn
to pinks and the pinks to gold, they are like
a light show that is gone in the blink of
an eye, yet is unforgettable and starts each
new day with brand new hope.
At this particular time of the year, we
truly have so much to be thankful for. One
of the things I'm thankful for is the beauty
that surrounds us in the sky. So I encourage
all our visitors to step outside some dark
night and drink in the incredible beauty, a
picture only God could paint.
Lee Pinder
Abaco needs a
Dear Editor,
I wrote a letter about six months ago in
reference to the lack of a proper medical
facility on Abaco. This situation continues,
and now the situation has become even
more urgent as one of the private doctors
has now discontinued all after-hour emer-
gency care and is directing all after-hour
emergencies to the government clinic.
Over the past year I have had the op-
portunity to take four persons with broken
bones to seek medical attention in Marsh
Harbour. Because they were all visitors
and the incidents occurred after hours, we
have had no choice but to take them to the
government clinic.
As soon as you arrive at the clinic, the
doctor takes one look at the patient and
says "gotta go to Nassau." Can you believe
that the Marsh Harbour government clinic
does not have an X ray machine? Even
for a simple fracture there is nothing they
can do. I can understand for a major com-
pound or open fracture they might have to
be flown out but for a simple break?
If there was an X ray machine, simple
fractures could be fixed at the government
clinic. Many times there might not even be
a break but a bad sprain and for this reason
persons have to go to Nassau or Florida
to have an X-ray? Two private doctors in
Marsh Harbor have X ray machines so the

cost cannot be that high. Why are we back
in the dark ages?
I am sure there are other needs at the
clinic, but I think this would be a good
start. How can we continue to promote
ourselves as a top tourist destination when
not even the basic health care services are
available. Baker's Bay even has it in their
brochure that in the event of an emergency
at their property, their guests will be flown
by helicopter to the mini hospital in Marsh
Harbour. (the helicopter is another story!)
but what mini hospital are they referring
During election time Abaco was prom-
ised a mini hospital in the FNM manifesto.
With the amount of tourist revenue that
Abaco generates I would think this would
be a priority. Edison? Hubert?
Troy Don Albury
Great Guana Cay
An appeal to support
Hope Town's pool
Dear Abaco Residents and Community
Pool Supporters:
It has been brought to my attention that
Elbow Cay Properties has been shoulder-
ing much of the burden of the increased
electrical cost to operate the community
pool. With this increasing debt, they have
made the decision to shut down the pool at
the end of the summer. As a contributor
to the pool I have no personal interest in
this venture other than the benefit to the
I am writing this letter in hopes that the
deficit in financing for the pool lies in a
lack of understanding and communication.
The increase in power bills has affected ev-
eryone here and in the US. It is something
we can all understand. If this deficit is not
brought to the attention of the committee
and the community, the pool will be closed
to the detriment of the children of Abaco.
After seeing a couple of the swim meets,
I was inspired by the dedication of the kids
to be able to participate in a team sport,
something not widely available to them
here. The children compete as individu-
als, as members of a team AND for their
communities. Because they have this op-

Please see Letters Page 23

Conference showed uses of GIS technology

By Jennifer Hudson
The 2nd GIS User Conference was held
at the Abaco Beach Resort from November
19-21. The theme for this year's confer-
ence was Advancing GIS Technology One
Island at a Time. This is the first time the
conference has been held on Abaco; the ini-
tial conference was held last year on New
Providence. The conference was hosted by
the Bahamas National Geographic Informa-
tion Systems (BNGIS) Centre, Ministry of
the Environment, in collaboration with the
Local Government of Central Abaco. Ad-
ministrator Cephas Cooper played a role
in the organization of the conference and
acted as moderator. The primary objective
of the conference was "to provide a forum
for presentations on GIS related topics and
informational and educational opportuni-
ties for anyone in business, government or
the academic arena who is interested in the
use of GIS technology in and around the
The Conference comprised a series of
presentations focusing on a range of sub-
jects of interest such as:
Overview of the Bahamas National
Geographic Information Systems (BNGIS)
Technology Spatial Data Infrastruc-
ture Improvement Project
Various presentation sessions by agen-

Km '.

cies that use GIS
November 19, the first day of the con-
ference, marked the celebration of GIS
Day. Ms. Antonique Sweeting, GIS Ana-
lyst, BNGIS Centre, in her welcome ad-
dress explained the meaning of GIS Day
and the purpose of the conference. "This is
a grass roots event celebrated by thousands
of people all over the world and formal-
izes the practice of GIS users opening their
doors to the public to showcase real world
applications of this important technology in
an effort to build vibrant GIS communities
throughout the world and in The Bahamas.
Persons are here from Abaco, New Provi-
dence and around The Bahamas to witness
the rise of the next GIS users in The Ba-
Ms. Carolann Albury, Director of the
BNGIS Centre, stressed the need for minds
that think outside the box and are passion-
ate about the environment. She stated that
the Centre will continue to promote GIS
in the classroom and announced that as a
special part of the GIS Day celebration stu-
dents from Abaco schools who had taken
advantage of the opportunities to use GIS
in the classroom would be engaged in a
The keynote address for the first day
was given by Dr. Leon Higgs, Director
of Lifelong Learning at the Ministry of

Education and immediate past President of
the College of The Bahamas. "GIS is used
in many areas, has countless applications
and is a powerful tool," he told the group.
"You must take advantage of the oppor-
tunities to be exposed to the cutting edge
technology of GIS. This marks a special
occasion in the BGIS Centre in collabora-
tion with the Ministry of Education for ex-
ploring ways of advancing GPS. We must
ensure that the Bahamas has a trained work
force to take on increasing demands and
this will involve GIS."
Keynote speaker for the second day of
the conference was Ms. Carolann Albury,
who opened by expressing her pleasure in
having the Ministry of Education partner-
ing with the BNGIS especially as the focus
is on exposing teachers and students to use
GIS systems in the classroom. "Whatever
careers and dreams the students will fol-
low, they will be equipped with the nec-
essary skill sets and modern tools needed
to manage our world," she stated. Ms.
Albury went on to list the things we all
want in our great nation such as improved
water quality, protection of our maritime
borders, reduced crime in our neighbour-
hoods, improved land management, reduc-
tion in traffic congestion and improved
emergency services. GIS can help with all
of these national and global issues," she
Mrs. Albury continued, "GIS is no lon-
ger a luxury or a technology for specialists
but is in fact the tool of the 21st century
that supports the policy decision making
process. The Ministry of the Environment
is aware of the importance of GIS in The
Bahamas and knows that geospatial data is
essential for addressing the critical issues
of world leaders. It is evident that The Ba-

hamas has to catch up with the use of this
technology as an integral part of agencies'
workflow processes. We have started this
process by innovative work undertaken to
develop draft GIS legislation in collabora-
tion with over 40 governmental agencies as
well as those operating under the Ministry
of the Environment. Only GIS technology
allows you to store and manipulate infor-
mation using geography and to analyze
patterns, relationships and trends in that
information to help policy makers make
better decisions." Ms. Albury quoted the
Minister of State for the Environment, the
Hon. Phenton Neymour, who said, "To
make all this work we need to transform
the way we conduct business, we need to
break down the all too familiar barrier that
says, 'But we've always done it this way,'
and replace it with 'Let's make this hap-
In closing, Ms. Albury said that they
expect further feedback from principals,
teachers and students on how they envision
integrating GIS in existing curriculum for
further consideration.
Ms. Vinceia Coakley read a poem,
"GIS The Wave of the Future" which was
written by Valderez Miller. This was fol-
lowed by a presentation of awards by Mr.
Duane Miller of the BGNIS Centre. Musi-
cal interludes were provided by the Wesley
College Youth Band. A tour of the Map
Gallery and Exhibits in the Below Decks
rrom followed.
The remainder of the conference was
devoted to a series of varied presentation
sessions by agencies that use GIS.

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ministrator Cephas Cooper, who helped organize the conference, Mrs. Carolann Albury,
Director of the Bahamas National Geographic Information Systems Centre, and Mrs.
Enid White Gardiner, moderator for part of the conference.

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Home Show boasted 20 companies

By Jennifer Hudson
Abaco's first Home Show was held
on November 22 on the grounds of Faith
Convention Centre. Many people enjoyed
the first show of its kind here. The idea
for the show took root in the mind of Mrs.
LaSonya Missick, an employee at Scotia
Bank, way back in August, and she part-
nered with her uncle, Mr. Larry Williams,
owner of the Faith Convention Centre, to
bring the idea to fruition. She had been no-
ticing the number of home stores that there
are now in Marsh Harbour and that their
prices are good. "People have always liked
to shop in Florida and really had no aware-
ness of what is available locally," said

Bahamas Real Estate Association had a boot
mation for those wanting to purchase propert
its Multiple Listing Service and its other serv
are Mailin Sands, Margo Albury and Chris R

Mrs. Missick, who decided that she would
really like to showcase what the Abaco
home stores have to offer. "There is now a
bigger market because Abaco is growing,
and I wanted to give the economy a helping
hand," she added.
Twenty companies participated and
booths were set up both inside and outside
the building. In addition to the home-related
booths, the Scurvy Few raffled two child's
bicycles to raise funds for their Toys for
Tots programme and there were also din-
ners and desserts on sale. A bouncy castle
provided enjoyment for the little ones and
the New Entry Band came at four o'clock
to bring an air of festivity to the occasion.
In order to bring in
the crowds there were
Pp drawings for some
very nice prizes every
hour and a beautiful ta-
ble by Abaco Marble
and Granite valued at
$2,995 was also being
S raffled. Anyone buy-
,i i ing a $10 dinner ticket
was eligible to enter a
drawing for a $1,000
giveaway to be spent
with any of the vendors
at the show.
Booths were varied,
touching on all areas
of home ownership.
Abaco Hardware's
booth really covered
everything from paints,
Stools and appliances to
h that gave infor- a wide variety of at-
y. They explained tractive home d6cor
ices. Shwon here products such as lin-
oberts. ens, bedding and many
ens, bedding and many

accoutrements for the home.
Standard Hardware also had a
large assortment of paints and
tools on display including some
very large table saws and even a
cement mixer. The Paint Place
was advertising a large range
of Benjamin Moore paints and
Abaco Stereo had a whole area
designated to large appliances.
Companies displaying fine
furnishings were Buttonwood
Furniture whose major piece
was a king size bed beautifully

Please see Home Show
Page 11

The children were not forgotten at Abaco's Home Show.
Cotton candy was a popular snack while a bouncing casle
entertained them. Lots of good food and drinks were avail-
able to keep people happy while they shopped.

Abaco Hardware had a large outdoor display that included appliances, housewares and
linens as well as tools, equipment and diving supplies. Browsers and shoppers could
examine the merchandise at their leisure.


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Choose between a Family Style Dinner or A La Carte Menu
Featuring: Champagne "Specials"
Family Style Dinner: Select from Pineapple glazed Ham or
Oven Roasted Turkey with sides
Entertainment: Live Caroling 6:30 pm 8:30 pm
Special Guest: Santa will appear
Price for Family Style Dinner: $29.95 per adult; $14.95 per child
(Does not include gratuity)
Advance Reservations Recommended

Christmas Day Celebration
Christmas Grand Buffet -Anglers Restaurant
Featuring: Complimentary Champagne or Wine Toast
Entertainment: Live Caroling 6:30 pm-8:30 pm
Appetizer: Cream of Conch Soup
Salad: Caesar Salad
Entree: Coconut Dolphin Carved Turkey Sliced Ham
Steamship of Round Beef with sides
Dessert: Yuletide Log and Rum Cake
rice: $39.95 per adult; 19.95 per child (does not include gratuities)
Advance Reservations Recommended

SNew Year's Eve Celebration
Two seatings for this event
1st seating- 5:30 pm 7:30 pm
New Year's Eve Family Dinner Anglers Restaurant
Featuring a limited A La Carte Menu
Entertainment by
I Gary McDonald of The Impact Band
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New Year's Eve Dinner & Show
2nd seating 8:30 pm to Midnight Anglers Restaurant
Featuring Complimentary Split Champagne
Entertainment by The Impact Band with a
Salute to Motown
Menu: Choose one item from each course
Soup: Lobster Bisque or Chilled Strawberry
Appetizer: Abaco Crab Cake "Rush" or Bruscetta: diced
tomatoes, onions, garlic, Parmesan cheese, basil and olive oil
served on toasted baguettes
Salad: Fresh Spinach Salad with a warm Bacon Vinaigrette or
Stacked Caprese: Buffalo mozzarella, tomatoes and basil
Entree: Surf n' Turf (Filet & Lobster) served with
Duchess Potatoes and fresh vegetables or
Rack of Lamb served with Saffron Risotto and fresh vegetables
Dessert: Cherries Jubilee Flambe
Price: $250 per couple (gratuities included)
Advance Reservations and Pre-payment required

New Year's Day Celebration
Recovery Champagne Brunch
Featuring a M A S H Theme Party
Includes: One complimentary "Mimosa" or "Bloody Mary"
Entertainment by Pianist and Vocalist Stephen Colebrook
Buffet Price: $23.95 per adult; 11.95 per child
(Does not include gratuities)
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First Home Show was big success

Home Show From Page 10
covered with exquisite bedding and cosy
throws, and Fine Living showing a variety
of attractive smaller scale furniture and
home d6cor items. Owner Colette Bootle
had catalogues on hand from which per-
sons can order pieces with a delivery time
of only two weeks since she does not have
room in her small shop to display larger
items. Island Petals surprised me as, in
addition to their small home d6cor pieces
they have been known for, they also had
on display a beautiful and very comfort-
able overstuffed couch.
I discovered that they
now have expanded
premises which enables
them to sell larger piec-
es of furniture. Round-
ing out the furnishings
section was Abaco
For those persons
planning to build or
wishing to remodel
their kitchen, the
Kitchen Closets &
More booth had many
designs and colours to
choose from. Delivery
takes about four to six
weeks and installa-
tion will be completed
in two days. Also for
those planning to build,
some very interesting
and valuable informa-
tion was available at Standard Hardwc
the Bahamas Foam show many powet
Insulation booth. In- strate the equipm,
sulation has a major

impact on the health, energy efficiency and
comfort of a home. The Icynene Insulation
System which is now available on Abaco
is healthier, quieter and more energy ef-
ficient than some other kinds of insulation.
A demonstration by the BFI mobile van
was given during the show.
Wonderland Gardens Nursery was
there to take care of anyone's landscaping
desires with a wide variety of attractive
plants both large and small.
Anyone interested in purchasing land
or a home would have found the BREA
(Bahamas Real Estate Association) booth

ire, with a large booth outside, was able to
r tools. Distributors were on hand to demon-
ent and tools.

helpful. It was manned
throughout the show
by a roster of BREA
members who were
there to educate people
on what BREA is and
also on what their Mul-
tiple Listing Agreement
means. There were
many photographs
showing samples of
affordable properties
offered throughout
Abaco within different
price ranges with lot
prices starting as low
as $20,000 and homes
within the $250,000 to
$350,000 price range.
Insurance is a very One of the spec
important consider- that give a $1000
ation for home own- dise from any of
ers and there to advise raffle tickets cam,
and take care of those ner was Tiffinee
needs were Colina In- hart, whose daug
surance and British
American which also arranges mortgages.
Banks on hand to offer complete banking
services were Commonwealth Bank and
Providing fun for kids was Characters
for Kids. This company, which hosts par-
ties, youth and promotional events, has six
characters for rent and a host of novelty
items. Two of their characters were at the

ial features of the Home Show was the raffle
) voucher to the winner to purchase merchan-
the companies represented at the show. The
e with the purchase of a $10 dinner. The win-
Poitier shown above with Mr. Sonnith Lock-
'hter drew the winning tickets

home show thrilling the kids who were
able to have their photograph taken with
the characters.
This first very successful annual Aba-
co Home Show was certainly enjoyed by
many and Mrs. Missick said that she in-
tends next year for it to be even bigger and

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The Abaconian Section A Page 11

North Abaco Cheers for One Bahamas

Students from various schools in North
Abaco recently welcomed the One Baha-
mas celebration to the region with cheers,
music and excitement at a pep rally at the
S. C. Bootle High School.
"This ceremony that we held was one of
the most impressive and successful that I
have ever been involved in," former Gov-
ernor General of The Bahamas and One
Bahamas Chairman, Sir Orville Turnquest,
said at the event. "The children were really
wonderful. The way they performed, the
way they reacted, I think it was a wonder-
ful, wonderful occasion really in the spirit
of what One Bahamas is all about."
One Bahamas committee members,
stakeholders and organisers came from
New Providence and Grand Bahama for
the event on Abaco.
"This is the best response that we had

in all the islands," said first Bahamian
Olympic Gold medalist and One Bahamas
Co-Director, Sir Durward Knowles. "All
due respect to Freeport, Grand Bahama,
the children showed more enthusiasm
than I have seen in my life. Really, it is
so encouraging to see the enthusiasm they
Senior Assistant Secretary at the Minis-
try of Youth, Sports and Culture, Ricardo
Deveaux, added that the young people of
North Abaco were "truly outstanding" in the
presentation and acceptance of the One Ba-
hamas concept. "As a representative of the
Ministry, we were proud to see the young
people of Abaco turn out for this ceremony
and really display what One Bahamas is all
about," he said. "I believe that if this is any
indication of what is to come, I think we are
in a good stead in this country."

"Given what they presented to us to-
day, it is obvious that they understand the
One Bahamas concept," added Executive
Director of the One Bahamas Foundation.
Ms. Patricia Francis. "It's about under-
standing that no matter where we are in
this country, we are all one, we can live
and work together and we recognise on
whose shoulders we stand upon as we rise
and go forward."
Several students in attendance said they
not only learned more about the importance
of a united Bahamas, they also appreciated
the visit from "living legends" to their is-
land. "They took a day out of their busy
life to come speak to us and that makes

me feel excited," Chelsea Bowe, head girl
at Cooper's Town Primary School. "The
islands of The Bahamas must stay united
even if they are separated by water," she
added when asked what she learned for the
Fellow schoolmate Deonte Pritchard
added that it made him feel extra special
that the One Bahamas representatives came
to the island.
S. C. Bootle High School senior Kris-
tie Russell said she felt that the celebra-
tion was a time for teachers, students and
the North Abaco public at large to come
Please see Celebration Page 13

The former Governor General, Sir Orville Turnquest, reviewed the honour guard of S. C.
Bootle High School students on his arrival at the school for a One Bahamas celebration.
He organized the annual event in the mid 1990s to bring all young people together. He
was very impressed with the response and enthusiasm the group received from the young
people of North Abaco. Students from six schools attended the celebration.

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Belgian Lndive, Gorgonzola and Walnut Salad
Beef Wellinton with Cream Spinach and Artichokes
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asparagus wrapped with proscuitto
KacL of Lamb
Honey Dion & brie sauce with caramelized shallot
Served with garlic whipped potatoes and
asparagus wrapped with proscuitto
Scallops Au Gratin
Sea Scallops simmered in a eight garlic creme sauce and
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Served with garlic whipped potatoes and
asparagus wrapped with proscuitto
Macadamia Creme Brulee
Coffee or Tea
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The official One Bahamas group attending the celebration at S.C. Bootle High School
are shown here. They are William Curry, Chief Councillor of Green Turtle Cay District;
Freddie Munnings, a prominent musician from Nassau; Sir Orville Turnquest, former
Governor General and Co-director of One Bahamas; Mr. Churchill Knowles-Tener,
Chairman of the Grand Bahama Sports Council; Mrs. Lenora Black, Abaco's Education
Superintendent; Mr. Cecil Thompson, Deputy Director of Education and Co-chairperson
for the One Bahamas Committee; Sir Durward Knowles, Co-director of One Bahamas
and first Bahamian Olympic Gold medalist; Mr. Cephas Cooper, Senior Administrator
for Central Abaco; and Mr. Theophilus Cox, Administrator for North Abaco.

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December 15, 2008

North Abaco hosts One Bahamas celebration

Celebration From Page 12
together and celebrate unity. "And I am
very, very pleased that they chose northern
Abaco to have this event," she said. "I feel
that my classmates have learned a whole
lot from this event, seeing that it is very
important, and we have learned the impor-
tance of being united."
Fellow senior Ivanisha Russell added
that she liked to see so many different
schools in attendance and hoped that events
such as One Bahamas could happen again
soon in North Abaco.
Amy Roberts Primary school sixth-
grader Tyler Schreack said that he learned
that everybody is "one family" and it does
not matter what colour a person happens

to be. "We all come from one country,"
he added.
"We can come from all over the world,
and we can still live as one since we are
all here in The Bahamas," S. C. Bootle
High principal Huel Moss said. "That is
the message that I hope my students get
and that is what we push here as part of our
whole overall objective and philosophy."
Treasure Cay Primary school sixth-
grader Johnny Agusde said that he learned
that "all of us are one." "You could be
any colour and all of us could be friends,
not enemies," he said. "We must all be
kind to each other."
"We are so happy to see the response
that we got here today and it is so encour-
aging to us," Sir Durward said.

Anthonique Cooper, a student of S.C.
Bootle High School, sang a song, You Are
My Hero, specifically for Sir Durward
Knowles. He was very impressed and re-
warded her with a hug shown above.
Sir Orville said he wanted the students
to understand that they are the future of
The Bahamas and that, if The Bahamas
continues as "One Bahamas," they must
do all that they can to learn all they can in
school, live together in harmony and obey

the laws of the country. "Against that kind
of background, they could have the ambi-
tion to succeed in becoming whatever they
want to be because they are the future lead-
ers of this county. The leaders must come
from them," Sir Orville said.

One Bahamas From Page 1

present to always remember what it is to be
a Bahamian and not to forget their roots.
He reminded the children that regardless
of color, race or creed our nationality is
what unites us as one and that we all have
the same rights and answer to the same
laws. He was serenaded with the song You
Are My Hero sung by Adeena Cooper, a
student of S.C. Bootle High. Sir Durward
presented DVD's of his autobiography to
all the schools represented.
The celebrations will leave memories in
the minds of all who attended. The service
was extraordinary, informative and unique,
a wonderful celebration. The students were
enthusiastic and enjoyed the event.

Students from five schools in North Abaco and Agape Christian School in Marsh Harbour
gathered for the One Bahamas celebration. Each school contributed entertainment. Here
students of S.C. Bootle performed a lively dance.

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December 15, 2008

Police arrested five suspects in murder

Murder From Page 1
tomer with groceries home. When he re-
turned, his son was dead.
According to witnesses the two masked
men entered the store and struck the victim
on his head, then shot him in his back as he
attempted to flee, according to a witness.


He was attempting to run to the back of the
store when he was shot.
Three suspects from New Providence
and two from Abaco were arrested less
than 24 hours later while trying to char-
ter a plane to leave Abaco. They were
charged with murder in New Providence
on December 2nd and held without bail.

The case was moved to New Providence
for arraignment because of concern for the
safety of those arrested and the officers in
Police charged a minor, aged 17, and
Lavardo Leon Rahming, both of New
Providence with murder. Police also
charged Rahming, Dario Silbert Mills, 22,
of Dundas Town, Jermaine Russell, 30,
of Nassau and the 17-year-old minor of
Nassau with conspiracy to commit armed
robbery, conspiring to cause the death of
Strachan and receiving $981 of the store's
cash. Rahming and the minor are accused
of possessing an unlicensed firearm and
ammunition. They had a 9mm handgun
and a .38 handgun as well as ammunition
for both weapons. There will be a prelim-
inary inquiry to see if there is sufficient
evidence for the case to go to the Supreme
Court. The case will be heard on January
16, 2009.
The fifth person arrested, Calvin Edge-

combe, Jr. of Spring City, was in the hos-
pital at the time of the arraignment but is
expected to be arraigned when he is re-
leased from the hospital.
The 17-year-old suspect in the case is
also a suspect in two other murders and
several attempted murders in New Provi-
Police are asking all businesses to be
vigilant and aware of their surroundings.
They said not to take anything for granted
and to increase security measures through-
out the day.
Police said this was the first murder on
Abaco for the year and 72nd for the coun-

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Residents of Central Abaco were very upset by the murder ofDeon Strachan on November
27. Several hundred people gathered outside the store after the killing, loudly expressing
their grief. The police arrested five young men the next day and held them temporarily at
the Police Station in Dundas Town. This shows a crowd there, actually between 100 and
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By Mirella Santillo
On November 22nd a huge tent was set
in front of the government clinic grounds
to accommodate a group of approximately
60 people who met early that day to par-
ticipate in a health seminar on Chronic
Non-Communicable Diseases. The semi-
nar focused "on disease prevention and
good health promotion," according to the
nursing officer in charge, Ms. Antoinette
The day started early in the morning
with a walk from the clinic to the airport.

By Michelle Mikula
North Abaco will experience its share
of festivities during the Yuletide season
when a Christmas Celebration is staged
at the Ball Park in Treasure Cay on De-
cember 22nd.
This event which will begin at 6 p.m.
will have all the trappings of a Bahamian
Christmas that will be pleasing to the en-
tire family. Food, games, crafts, toys,
gift items and entertainment will be in
abundance. The vibrant sounds of cow-
bells, horns and goat skin drums will be
blended in a colourful Junkanoo parade
that is very much an important part of

Upon their return to the clinic, partici-
pants had their vital signs taken including
weight, height and waist measurement to
determinate their body mass and tests were
administered to verify the participants'
blood pressure, blood sugar and choles-
terol levels. Some people with abnormally
high readings were sent inside to be treated
immediately by the attending nurses. Some
were asked to come back the following
week for more intensive investigation.
The participants were then treated to
chicken sauce, wheat bread, water and real

Christmas celebrations in the Bahamas.
The event will become even brighter
and cheerful for those in attendance when
the world famous Royal Bahamas Po-
lice Marching and Pop Bands take cen-
ter stage with their performances and the
lighting of the Christmas tree, which will
be beautifully decorated and remained lit
throughout the holidays.
Coordinators are encouraging locals
and visitors to be a part of this joyful
event that is intended to put all in the
Christmas spirit. For further information
on this event, please contact the Abaco
Tourist Office at 367-3067.

fruit juice with no sugar added be-
fore being instructed on what were
the signs and symptoms of the dis-
eases they were covering and be-
ing lectured on the importance of a
healthy diet.
The coordinator, Mrs. Margaret
Daxon, a nursing officer from Nas-
sau, who with two members of the
Diabetic Research Institute, made a
presentation on the various types of
diabetes, the treatments available
and the complications. They urged
people with diabetes to take special
care of their feet as poor circulation
associated with diabetes often create
serious problems in the lower limbs.
There was a representative from
Auskell Clinic who talked about re-
laxation therapy and Pharmacist Ri- by
cardo Miller from the Island Phar-
macy assisted with the screening and
with one-on-one talks. While family mem-
bers were being checked, kids enjoyed a
bouncing castle.
Many local businesses sponsored the
event with food donations made by several
stores. A pharmaceutical company from

s. Margaret Daxon, a nursing officer from
ssau, spoke at the health seminar put on
the Marsh Harbour government clinic. She
cussed diabetes, giving advice on diet and
ilthy living habits.
Nassau donated the screening supplies. Dr.
B. Swarna, Nurse Friday Epka and several
nurses participated in the event.
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December 15, 2008

Phase II in Central Pines is now ready

Housing From Page 2
still has to have routine Town Planning ap-
The Minister insisted that while prepar-
ing the next lots for construction as many
native trees as possible were to be left
standing. The Minister said all govern-
ment-constructed homes will now include
It is interesting to note that the cost of
the original lots in Spri ng City were sold
to the old timers for $.02 per square foot
as a reward for there patience and perse-
Several lots at the entrance of the settle-
ment have been reserved for commercial
use that will make Spring City a nearly self
sufficient township.

Central Pines has 94 lots
in Phase II available
Minister for Housing, the Hon. Ken-
neth Russell, announced that Phase II of
the Central Pines Subdivision in Dundas
Town is completed and that residents could
now purchase lots there. Focusing on the
Central Pines II Subdivision, the Minis-
ter encouraged residents to apply now to
the Ministry of Housing's office in Marsh
Harbour for the new lots.
"There aren't really many lots here.
There are 94 lots and my understanding is
that we have more than 100 persons wait-
ing to purchase 94 lots. So we can see the
94 lots going in a matter of weeks because
the people say they are ready and have
their money." he said.
Mr. Russell announced that the Ministry
has started developing a new 200-acre sub-

division in the Murphy Town area as well.
According to the Housing Minister, the
original Central Pines Subdivision still has
another 50 lots that are available for sale
and as soon as all the lots are disposed off
the Ministry will begin to look at a Phase III
expansion in the Central Pines Subdivision.
Commenting on the demand for housing
in Abaco, Mr. Russell said, "It is great.
In fact, we did not know how great it was
until we decided to build houses in Spring
City." He said there is currently a demand
for houses in northern Abaco, particularly
in places like Crown Haven, Fox Town
and Cooper's Town. While Abaco is a
thriving island and the economy is great,
there are still some persons in low income
or middle income brackets. These are the
ones we cater to, they are the ones we are
trying to ensure get a piece of the rock and
get a home for themselves and their fam-
ily," he said.
Mr. Russell confirmed that the lots in
Central Pines II have all services available
including paved roads, water and electric-
ity. Central Pines, he said, is about 500
acres in size. "The subdivision as designed
by us has areas in it that are zoned for single

family residences, duplexes and multi-fam-
ily; and in this case there is some commer-
cial zoning also, and some playgrounds.
We are also zoning for a church. While in
the original Central Pines the zoning areas
were not adhered to, we will seek to avoid
that this time. We will work with the Local
Government Town Planning Board here in
Marsh Harbour to ensure that they have all
the information, they know where duplex
lots are, they know where the single-family
lots are and they know where the church
and commercial areas are.
The average cost of the lots in the Cen-
tral Pines Subdivision is between $14,000
and $18,000 with the minimum size of the
lots being 10,000 square feet. The cost is
$1.75 per square foot. The original cost
was $.95 per square foot when the lots
were first offered. But costs of putting in
the infrastructure have gone up and gov-
ernment needs to cover its costs so that the
money can be used later to develop subdi-
visions elsewhere.

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Felicia Latura Pritchard, 21, of Cedar
Harbour died in Cedar Harbour on No-
vember 28.
She is survived by her daughters Livia
Brown and Marcie Moxey; father Michael
Ned Pritchard Sr.; adopted mother Gwen-
dolyn Bain; stepmother Vivenne Pritchard;
sisters Alicia and Catherine Martin, Madea
Williams, Makenna and Makayla Pritchard,
Fenicia Cornish, Suzette Molly, Ingrid and
Ericka Bain; brothers David Johnson, Ron-
denero, Serrano and Michael Pritchard Jr.,
Stephen Clarke, Leonard Whyms, Osmond
Munnings, Clarence and Frederick Bain;
nieces; nephews; aunts; uncles; and many
other relatives and friends.
The funeral for Cecil Alexander Forbes,
61, of Treasure Cay and formerly of Wood
Cay, was held on December 7 at Full Gos-
pel Assembly God in Treasure Cay. Rev.
Patrick Paul and Rev. Stafford Symonette
officiated assisted by Bishop Clifford Hen-
field. Interment followed in the Treasure
Cay Community Cemetery.
He is survived by his wife Olive Forbes;
children Cecile Forbes, Deneisha Emile,
Lynn, Toyin, Rayan, Travan and Chris-
hantie; adopted children John McIntosh,
Samantha Duverney, Charmaine Bootle
and Monique Laing; grandchildren Miguel,
Raven and Zahara; adopted grandchildren
Miranda, Tanya, Judah, Maygan, Raveyn,
Elijah; great-grandchild Asia; son-in-law
Levar Emile; adopted sons-in-law Lou-
bert Duverney, Clifton Bootle and Tyrone
Laing; adopted daughter-in-law Lorinda
McIntosh; adopted sisters Roselyn Rus-
sell, Marica Roberts, Marilyn Cornish and
Orita Munroe; sisters-in-law Evelyn Hen-
field, Sheila and Gail Sands, Deborahmae
Douglas, Vernette Saunders, Michelle,
Janet, Cheryl and Tracey Sands; brothers-

in-law Ruel Smith, Bishop
field, Charles, Kevin, Sidne
Michael Sands, Tony Dougl
Saunders; adopted brother
"Benny" Russell and Vernal
Muriel Forbes; aunts-in-law
burn, Geraldine Cooper and
burn; uncle-in-law Arnold H
and nephews including Jenn
Tiffany, Sanfa, Neil, Jewel
Pratt, Mizpah McIntosh, Ma
sha Douglas, Nekera and Nen
Lt. Darren Henfield, Gen
Sheinrece Rolle, Tremis San
derson, Alonzo Williams, Sa
Inez and Taran Maynard, Viti
vis and Micheala Sands, Dem
Evanya and Taj Roberts; ar
relatives and friends.
The funeral for Alexandi
76, of Cooper's Town was hi
ber 6th at the Church Of G
Bishop Archilus Cooper offi
by Bishop Cedric Bullard a
isters. Interment followed
Cemetery in Cooper's Town
He is survived by his wife
sons Hector Sr., Freeland, E
Alexander Jr. and Joshua Ro
Oseta Cartwright, Deborah (
Edgecombe, Monica Murra
der, Gertrude Bullard, Beth
Sheleke Brown, Paulette Hep
Saunders; adopted children
and George McIntosh; br
Rolle; sister Reva Colebroo
dren Ludwig, Luthana and
wright, Lavina McIntosh, Lc
Niki, Tosheba, Hector Jr. an
Tori, Sherise, Shakara ar
Rolle, Fatima Parker, Char
lene, Chauncey, Cordero

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Clifford Hen- Cooper, Latanya, Eugene Jr., Larado,
;y, Sultan and Decota and Nicole Rolle, Alexander III,
las, Nehemiah Aliesha, Precious, Junique, Jewel and Juda
s-in-law Eric Rolle, Marine Seaman Javano Edgecombe,
Cornish; aunt Jenice and Jacquelle Edgecombe, Dennis,
Danilia Hep- Daliesha, Moniqua, Makiva, Deangela,
Modina Hep- Deangelo and Dan Murray, Bariesha, He-
epburn; nieces liesha, Shomel, Brittany and Baranda Pin-
ifer Saunders, der, Trunise, Troy, Tereka, Timothy and.
and Zhivargo Tamara Bullard, Bethsheba, Roberto and
ark and Lakei- Robyn Darville, Kevin Hepburn Jr., Wal-
nara Saunders, ternique and Brianna Saunders; nephews;
ova Wilmore, nieces; sons-in-law Charles Cooper, Jenson
ids, Stacy An- Edgecombe, Debreth Murray, Barry Pin-
ibrina Sawyer, der, Bishop Cedric Bullard, Robert Dar-
o Russell, Tra- ville, Petty Officer Corey Brown, Kevin
ietrius Russell, Hepburn, Walter Saunders; daughters-
id many other in-law Sharon, Lavanne and Judy Rolle;
grandsons-in-law Calton McIntosh, Kyle
er Rolle, Sr., Knowles, Oswald Parker; granddaughter-
eld on Decem- in-law Cindy Rolle; brothers-in-law James
3od Cathedral. Colebrooke, Eric Russell, Everette, Al-
ciated assisted bert, ASP Welbourne, Drexel Bootle, Ler-
nd other min- man McIntosh Sr., Gary Hudson, Ornold
in the Public Cornish; sisters-in-law Joyce Rolle, Geleta
Armbrister, Ruthmae McIntosh, Melvern
Isabella Rolle; Cornish, Donna Hudson, Melrose, Lan-
iugene Sr. and tamae, Eleanor and Manuleta Bootle; god

olle; daughters
Cooper, Rosie
y, Helen Pin-
seba Darville,
)burn, Isabella
Lington Rolle
*other Nathan
ke; grandchil-
Lakita Cart-
orell Knowles,
id Tyler Rolle,
id Freelander
les Jr., Char-
and Danielle


children Maxwell Rolle, Rodney Laroda,
Jewel, Alricia and Garth McIntosh, Sta-
cey Sands; and many other relatives and
Hazel Charlotte Pyfrom, widow of
the late Ros-
cow N, Py-
from, went
to her Lord
Sunday, 7
while sur-
rounded by
their loving
Chgarlotter Hazel Charlotte Pyfrom
Pyfrom, Rosalie Pyfrom, Frances Sakach,
and Catherine Pyfrom. Mrs. Pyfrom is also
survived by their grandchildren, Christina
Halliday, Jeffrey Halliday, Jennifer Hal-
liday and Christina Pyfrom. Mrs. Pyfrom
had been hospitalized at JFK Medical Cen-
ter, Atlantis, West Palm Beach. Funeral
arrangements will be announced at a later
date. In lieu of flowers, donations are re-
quested in her memory to Christ Church
Cathedral, P.O. Box N653, Nassau, Ba-

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December 15, 2008 The Abaconian Section A Page 23

Letters From Page 8
portunity, perhaps one day a young Aba-
conian will be able to compete for their
nation. That would really be something to
be proud of!
The benefits of this community effort go
far beyond the obvious. The residents of
the out islands get together for a positive
purpose. The children swim with the en-
tire community cheering them on no mat-
ter how well they finish. What a wonderful
way for a community to come together.
What a wonderful way for a kid to see how
much their community cares about them, a
public show of support for all of the young
people. What a memory, what an esteem
Yes, there is water all around, who
needs a pool? But how many inter-island
swim meets did you see in the harbours?
Hope Town could be like so many other
islands of the Bahamas with yet another

failed project in its midst due to lack of
community support. Certainly, no one
would be surprised.
For those of you whose ego would like
to see the pool project fail, please consider
that this failure reflects on all of Abaco no
matter what your opinion. If any nation
should hold as a priority the value of their
water resources, it would be an island na-
tion like The Bahamas. I am amazed that
the priorities of the community do not lie
with ensuring that ALL the children in
Abaco can swim and can learn to enjoy the
On a more personal note if the residents
of Abaco and of Hope Town do not see the
benefits of this project, it certainly is of no
benefit to me personally. I believe it is a
worthwhile endeavor and I know that many
children have already learned to swim and
have benefitted from the pool. I have elect-
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The Abaconian Section A Page 23

Central Abaco News

Wine Experience 2008
By Jennifer Hudson
Abaco's first annual Wine Experience
was held under the marquee at the Abaco
Beach Resort on December 5. This Grand
Wine Tasting event was organized by the
Burns House Group and over 40 wines
from all of the major wine growing regions
of the world were featured.
Eight tables were laid out each manned
by a member of the Burns House Group
and each table held a different variety of
wine: Chardonnay, Merlot, Pinot Grigio,

Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc/Riesling,
Sparkling Wine/Champagne, various reds
and blends. Many popular names were on
display such as Louis Jadot, Kedall Jack-
son, Jacob's Creek, Frogs Leap, Masi, Jo-
seph Phelps, Cavit, and Tattinger as well
as some of the lesser known producers.
There was something to suit everyone with
prices ranging from very affordable to the
more pricey.
Wines could be purchased at the Burns
House Wine Shop in the marquee for a 30
percent discount and anyone purchasing

wines was eligible for a drawing for a gift
basket of wines. Graycliff signature cigars
were also on sale.
Several persons from the Burns House
Group in Nassau were on hand to assist
and were rather surprised at the low turnout
for the event on Abaco. The Wine Experi-
ence had previously been held in Nassau
at the Sheraton Cable Beach where more

than 300 people attended and in Freeport at
the Westin Our Lucaya where there were
more than 100. On Abaco numbers did not
even reach the 50 mark. However, those
that did attend appeared to thoroughly en-
joy the event. The organizers say that they
will try it here again next year and hope for
larger numbers.

Abaco's first Wine Experience was held at Abaco Beach Resort and was enjoyed by peo-
ple in Central Abaco. This was an event of Burns House Group that holds similar events
in Nassau and Freeport. Shown above are Brian Thompson, Kendy Anderson, Cassandra
Hardy, Wynsome Ferguson, Nicki Ferguson and Oman Forbes.

BEC held a training course on the maintenance and operation of their diesel engines,
both large and small. Shawn Miller from Nassau was the technical trainer who worked
with Leonardo Moxey, assistant manager of generation on Abaco. Eight employees took
the five-day course. Included were lessons in diesel engine theory as well as hands-on
practical experience. Equipment studied ranged from diesel engines in pick-up trucks and
larger trucks to the huge stationary diesel engines at the generating plant. Shown above
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The second Shell Jewelry Class of the year,
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Corporation, ended on December 5th. On that
day the 16 ladies from Murphy Town and Dun-
das Town who attended the class taught by Mrs.
Lovely Reckley met for a last time to complete the
creations they had started and display their inven-

During the ten-day course Mrs. Reckley taught
her students how to utilise shells for decorating
and creating objects. She showed them how to do
macrame knots that they used to make necklaces
and bracelets.
For some such as Mrs. Elizabeth Cornish, who
decorated mirrors and made some napkins holders,
it was a first time class. Others such as Ms. Judith
Nesbitt attended most of arts and craft classes of-
Please see Central Page 26

Sixteen ladies of Central Abaco took a course on making crafts and jewelry with shells.
The course was offered by the Bahamas Agricultural and Industrial Corporation and was
taught by Lovely Reckley of Marsh Harbour. The beginners learned the basics of shell
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The Abaconian Section A Page 25

More Central Abaco News

Central From Page 25
fered by BAIC. New comers or veterans,
they all said they enjoyed the class, learnt
a lot and thought Mrs. Reckley was an ex-
cellent teacher. She paid a lot of attention
to her students working with each of them
checking on how they were doing, correct-
ing or advising.
Besides the usual mirror or picture frame
decoration, there were a lot of innovative

creations such as business cards holders,
candle holders and condiment dishes made
of locally found shells. Other creations were
made with store-bought shells and supports
such as hair combs, napkin holders, shell
balls or brooch. Mrs. Owanta McDonald
added pearls to the shells. Mrs. Amanda
Davis used brightly colored nail polish to
enhance the shells. Many had used large
conch shells to make lamps and some had
made shell sculptures. There was even a

Baker's employees donated to needy

turtle made of a large cowrie and smaller
bleeding teeth for fins, head and tails.
The evening ended with refreshments
prepared by the students and the presenta-
tion of a perfume set gift to Mrs. Reckley.
There will be an award ceremony for
the attendants of both classes (the first one
took place in late spring) in the new year.

New Businesses
Siaha's Jerk Pit and Restaurant
By Samantha V. Evans
The week of November l1th Oswald
Nixon, the owner of Siaha's Jerk Pit and
Restaurant, opened his restaurant next to
Shell Gas station in Dundas Town. For the
past five years Mr. Nixon operated from
a trailer in the same spot but decided to
expand the business into a full restaurant.
The restaurant specializes in all Bahamian
cuisine including down home dishes includ-
ing desserts like grandma used to make.

They cook all types of jerk dishes includ-
ing pork, chicken, fish, and conch. They
also offer crawfish pasta, ginger lemonade
and other specialty drinks. They cater to
private functions and to schools upon re-
quest. The phone number at the restaurant
is 367-2605. The store hours are Tuesday
through Thursdat 12 noon to 8 p.m. and
Friday and Saturday 12 noon to 10 p.m.
They are closed on Sunday and Monday.
Nails by Iris
By Samantha V. Evans
Students have an opportunity to get their
nails professionally prepared at a discount-
ed price at Nails by Iris. Located in Cathe-
rine's Beauty Salon a few doors down from
the Island Bakery, Iris specializes in sculp-
tured nails, pedicures and manicures. Iris
is not new to this profession and is proud
to be back offering the best nail service on
the island. She can be contacted for an ap-
pointment by calling 442-7103.

Maxwell's building is underway

Simone Bowe organized a drive with the employees of Baker's Bay Golf and Ocean Club
to contribute food and clothing items to families in need. This was in answer to a plea
by Heal Our Land as its supplies were running low. Shown here are Pastor Earlin Bail-
lou and Mrs. Joan Baillou, both counselors with Heal Our Land; Mrs. Cleola Pinder,
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December 15, 2008

More Central Abaco News

Construction at Abaco Central

High School shows progress

Two new buildings are under construction at Abaco Central High School. This shows th
new administration building that will have offices for the principal and vice princiapl,
reception area, student sick bay, staff lounge, rest rooms and a kitchenette. It is beinA
constructed by Jones Construction Co. Ltd and is expected to be completed early in th
spring. This replaces an administration building that was burned down three years ago.

By Jennifer Hudson
November 27th was celebrated as Cus-
tomer Appreciation Day at Bahamas Elec-
tricity Corporation. In order to say thank
you to its customers, the Abaco office was
giving out bags of fresh fruit which proved
very popular. According to Executive Sec-
retary, Mrs. Beverley Archer, the corpo-
ration decided, instead of the normal food
spread, to give away bags of fresh fruit in
keeping with its theme of health and safety.
Customer Appreciation Day brought to a
climax Health and Safety Month which
had been observed throughout November
by BTC. Although observed in previous
years in Nassau, this was the first year that
the Abaco office has joined in. Events were
e held at the Marsh Harbour office.
a Nurse Sears from the Marsh Harbour
g Government Clinic was present on two of
e the days from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. to do free
blood pressure checks which, according
Sto Mrs. Archer, were very well attended.
Customers found to have blood pressure

problems were given medical advice.
Another very popular event was the
Portable Fire Extinguisher Training by
Sgt. Johnson of the Police/Fire Depart-
ment assisted by Mr. Danny Sawyer from
the Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire Depart-
ment. "Many people have portable fire
extinguishers in their home in case of an
emergency, and yet we found that few
know how to use them," said Mrs. Archer.
The demonstrations were very practical
and extremely useful.
An outstanding First Aid presentation was
given by Mr. John Pintard. He encompassed
a wide range of situations which included
CPR, accidents on the road, electrical burns,
fractures, unconsciousness and stroke.
A National Insurance Session was pre-
sented by Mr. Gordon Musgrove, Manager
of the Abaco National Insurance Office.
The Management of Bahamas Electric-
ity Corporation was very pleased with
the response to its first Health and Safety
Month events.

The second building is a block with three classrooms for technical training. This con-
struction is being done by Williams & Sons Construction Co. Ltd. It will include rest
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December 15, 2008

The Abaconian Section A Page 27

Uiwoin... Protection does not require

By J.F. Hedden
The subject of the environment and eco-
logical health always remains a priority
topic in my mind, but I would certainly not
categorise myself as an earth angel.
As development takes place anywhere
in the world there is a trade off between
the economy, earnings and profits. To date
the environment has usually taken a back
seat to financial benefits. Recently, how-
ever, more consciousness has been devoted
to the implementation of environmentally
thoughtful designs and concepts in propos-
als for developmental projects.
Some of these have been genuine and
for Abaco, the Schooner Bay development
seems to be making a serious attempt to
conserve space, resources, the natural her-
itage and also traditional construction de-
signs. This for a Bahamian project is both
unusual and innovative.
Conversely, we have other proposals
which seem to promote environmental con-
sciousness through rhetoric only, with no
real commitment to the conservation of our
heritage, be it historical or natural. One
such has been the Valencia Group proposal
for the Hole-in-the-Wall peninsula.
Others, of course, have sought to take
advantage of public lands, obtaining them
for a mere nominal valuation on their true
worth. These include Winding Bay and the
apparently defunct Snake Cay project.
Public perceptions and opinions have
been rigorously expressed over some, and
the Elbow Cay residents have voiced very
loudly over the Joe's Cay proposal, with
the apparent resulting success of a scaled
down construction programme waiting to
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vironmentalists, and the need to conserve Friends of the Environment (FOE) to turn
and reserve areas of Abaco close to the set- the whole of the creek systems from Snake
elements used extensively for leisure pur- Cay to O'Neil's Creek into a national park
poses most dominant. It would appear to because it holds so much as a marine re-
me that over the last few years opposition source. This immediately brings several
to development has taken place for almost questions to mind which neither BNT or
every piece of coastline around the Sea of FOE have managed to answer yet. But as
Abaco, including the offshore smaller cays usual I must be slower than most. The main
and islands. Some in my mind are valid, question is "Why does this area need to be-
case in point, come a national park? Sure, it needs to be
The creek system behind Cherokee maintained and "protected from rampant
settlement, known as O'Neil's Creek, has anchor project development," but park sta-
been abused and over exploited for many tus is not going to guarantee any greater
years, mainly by the good people of Cher- protection than does exist now.
okee and Casuarina Point with some assis- Another question that comes to mind
tance from those of more distant habitat. is How many of these protectionists have
Illegal netting, use of spears and compres- actually traversed the cay road running
sors, harvesting of rollers (baby conch) and through O'Neil's Creek and ending up on
the like have decimated marine populations the edge of the Bight of Old Robinson?
for years. It still continues. Now the move How many of them extensively access the
to protect it becomes real and genuine, wilderness areas of the west side of Abaco,
Other areas are perceived as being which to my mind is much more significant
threatened, and one such is the creek sys- as a marine resource and is in more urgent
tem just to the south of Snake Cay, which need of protection before it becomes too
I refer to as the Angel Cay System (ACS). late as has happened in the case of Chero-
This is truly a wonder to behold, not only kee creeks.
by boat but also from the shoreline along Sure, the Bahamas is signatory to a myr-
the edge of the pine forest, full of life and iad of international environmental treaties
obviously a thriving part of the surround- with a binding to protect a significant por-
ing marine ecosystems. tion of our natural resources. But this does
It always makes me consider why two not mean that we have to turn everything
such areas in close proximity have been into a national park to protect it. And if we
exploited in such different ways. Both are do, how do we then protect it anyhow?
heavily trafficked and both are fished. Yet The Bahamas government certainly does
the ACS is full of adult and immature ex- not have the funding, and quasi govern-
ploited species and has been for the last mental organisations such as the Bahamas
25 years. O'Neil's, on the other hand, is National Trust have expressed their own
grossly over fished and depleted. concern over a budgetary shortfall of one

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hundred million dollars (B$100,000,000)
for the last ten years. I guess what will
happen is that in the end the public will
have to shoulder the responsibility of pro-
tecting what they already do now. Makes
sense to me?
Perhaps the answer really lies in proper
zoning regulations and a major drive for
public education. After all, isn't this what
the BNT and FOE claim to be all about.
Neither has proven to be either outspoken
or activist even when their own boundar-
ies have suffered insurgencies, or when the
threat of anchor projects and the BEC sit-
ing have infringed on our heritage.
My solution for this area is as follows:
From Witch Point down to the peninsula
of Wilson city be declared an ecologically
sensitive area, with the zoning and restric-
tions on development to match. The Witch
Point area of Crown land should be perma-
nently designated as public land and given
free and total access by the public for rec-
reational use such as beaching, picnicking
and the like.
Snake Cay should be maintained as pub-
lic land and development encouraged with-
in the co-operative framework to maintain
public ownership and the perception of
the same. As far as national park status is
concerned, there are many other areas of
Abaco and the rest of The Bahamas which
are much more threatened but suffer from
a severe lack of publicity and sponsorship.
One example would be the Atlantic coast
of Mayaguana with its miles and miles of
beaches and creeks teeming with marine
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South Abaco News

Cherokee Sound
By Lee Pinder
Kids Doing Their Part
Our local kids from Kid's Korner start-
ed a project to raise funds for kids in need
on Inagua after the hurricanes hit there this
past year. The children got their moms to
bake homemade goodies that they took to
various parts of the settlement on three con-
secutive Fridays to sell. Many people gave
additional donations to help the children
reach their goal. All together they raised
$1,240. The monies were sent to Mr. Co-
lin Ingraham on Inagua who was in charge
of seeing that it got to the most needy. Mr.
Ingrham promised to have the children cor-
respond with our children here about their
experiences during the hurricanes and how
their donations were utilized.
Project leader, Ellen Curry, would like

to thank the community for participating
in this very worthy project. She told me
how touched she was at the enthusiasm and
benevolence of our children in wanting to
help others less fortunate. She noted how
very blessed we are and suggested that we
might all like to remember others at this
time of the year and do something, no mat-
ter how small, for someone else. She said,
"You will see how even little things mean
so much to others in need."
Treat Packages for Thanksgiving
Again, Kids Korner kids were thinking
of others as they put together a very at-
tractive, and I might add delicious, plates
of sweets for the Old Folks of Cherokee.
Again, moms helped out and prepared the
home baked goodies, but the packaging
was really outstanding. Their goal was to
make the seniors feel special and I'm sure

that's just how they felt when the beauti-
fully wrapped packages were delivered.
Ellen says this is the first year they have
attempted this, but assures me it will not
be the last.
Kids Korner is held every Wednesday
afternoon after school with an aim towards
bringing Christianity into these young peo-
ple's lives. This year there are three lead-
ers, Ellen Curry, Eleanor Jorgensen and
Doreen Albury. I applaud these women for
a job well done.
Senior Citizen's Tea
The community along with the school
children honoured our senior citizens with
a Tea on November 26 at the W.W. Sands
Community Center in Cherokee Sound.
Approximately 30 people attended the Tea
and enjoyed an hour of socializing with
"old" friends. Many of our seniors are
housebound and don't get out very often.
Most of them were pleased to be able to
enjoy an afternoon's outing to visit with
family and friends that otherwise they
don't have an opportunity to see very of-
ten. The weather was delightful, a warm
80 degrees with a beautiful blue sky and

a light breeze, which made the event even
more enjoyable.
AID's Awareness Day
Cherokee Primary School was visited by
Mrs. Sandy Edwards, Curriculum Officer
for the Housing and Family Development
Department. The purpose of her visit was
to discuss with our youth the importance of
being aware of AIDS and the HIV virus.
She pointed out that this health problem has
been around since 1981 and over 510,000
deaths have been attributed to it since that
time with very little progress being made
in its eradication.
Mrs. Edwards gave a very informative
presentation and brought two young men
with her that have been diagnosed with the
HIV virus who also spoke with the chil-
dren. They were all impressed with how
informed our students were and with the
general discussion and question and an-
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Club News

on Abaco
By Rita Wieczorek
Rear Commodore, RMHYC
Members of the Royal Marsh Harbour
Yacht Club have been gathering the last
couple of weeks as they return for an-
other winter season in sunny Abaco. We
have had a November social and have our
regular scheduled Yacht Club meetings on
Monday, Wednesday and Fridays on the
VHF radio channel 78 at 8 a.m. The men's
and women's walking groups have started
walking every day except Sunday when we
rest and go to church services. About 70
percent of the boats have returned this year
to Boat Harbour, some on the hook or on
mooring balls and others at various mari-
nas close to Abaco Beach Resort.
Thanksgiving was celebrated by citizens
from the United States, joined by Canadian
friends who also like to party. Robert and
I attended a dinner at Anglers with about
30 other friends. We had six tables and the
menu was terrific. The band played songs
from the 60s and 70s. The musicians
looked at the crowd and played the music
of our era.
There was also a Thanksgiving party
aboard the m/v John Henry for the Dock 4
crowd. I understand they had two turkeys
and all the trimmings. They had two set-
tings for the hungry group, one in the af-
ternoon and one in the evening. Of course,
there were other parties aboard other boats
and some at other marinas on Abaco.
The RMHYC group is organizing its
work at Every Child Counts and Buck-A-
Book. I expect that members will also join
the food drive at the Jib Room for families

that can use extra food during this holi-
day season. The members are thrilled to
be guests in The Bahamas, and they look
forward to many community activities as
a way to give back to the generous people
who live and work on the island!
Discovery Club
Awards Ceremony
By Mirella Santillo
The Discovery Club, an after-school ed-
ucational program for students sponsored
by Friends of the Environment, celebrated
the end of the first semester with a cer-
emony organized by the leaders and acted
out by the students in front of an audience
consisting of parents and members of the
organization. The children were divided
in two groups according to their ages. The
younger ones were the Explorers, the older
ones the Guardians.
One by one the Explorers took turns de-
scribing the marine mammals or the aquat-
ic plants they had learnt about.
The Guardians acted out skits to tell the
audience about their field trips or the activ-
ities they took part in during the semester.
Pedro Maycock and De Shane Knowles de-
scribed what they saw during outings to the
shores. Sujith Swarna and Andrew Hanna
talked about the coral reef. Amber Mar-
tinborough and Yael Sawyer attended the
clean-up at Crossing Beach where they col-
lected over 100 pounds of garbage. They
deplored that the visitors did not tidy after
themselves and thought that garbage bins
would help resolve part of the problem.
In between remarks by the leaders, the
students performed two songs written by
Mr. Enzil Cooper one of the leaders of the
club. The first one, I'm gonnafish respon-

sibly, was a reminder not to catch under-
sized fish and lobsters and to respect the
fishing season. The second song described
the ambient marine habitat. Mr. Cooper
and Mrs. Joy Chaplin were the leaders for
the Guardians.
Each child was presented with marine
badges and FRIENDS' membership cards
by Mrs. Kristin Williams, Executive Di-
rector of Friends, and Mr. David Knowles
of the Bahamas National Trust. Students
who attended all the meetings and partici-
pated in all the activities were presented
with a special Model Badge. Those who at-
tended all the meetings received a Perfect
Attendance Badge.
Mrs. D'Shan Maycock, Educational Of-
ficer, informed the audience that each stu-
dent joining the Discovery Club was given
a T- shirt, a Bahamas National Trust mem-
bership card and a Friends of the Environ-
ment membership card along with earned
badges and a sash.

Parents and students were reminded that
the Discovery Club will resume on Janu-
ary 12th when the participants will learn
all about bugs.
Anchor Club Initiation and
Installation Ceremony
By Samantha V. Evans
The Initiation and Installation Ceremo-
ny for the 2008-09 Anchors was held on
Saturday November 15th at Abaco Youth
Ministries. A total of four schools were
represented: Forest Heights, St. Francis
de Sales, Abaco Central High, and Central
Abaco Primary Schools. Officers serving
this year are: President of Abaco Central
High School, Kadesha Scott; President
of St. Francis de Sales, Vickarieo Major;
President of Forest Heights, Telia Bur-
rows; and President of Central Abaco Pri-
mary School, Malesha Joseph. They all
pledged to work hard to make Abaco clubs
number one in the entire district.

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Discovery Club members received awards for participation in the club activities. The club
is sponsored by Friends of the Environment to help the youth appreciate the environment.
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December 15, 2008



Abaco should consider appealing to niche markets

By Julian Lockhart
As Abaco starts to feel the pinch of the
American financial crisis through the di-
minishing number of tourist, it is time for
the Abaco Tourist Office as well as part-
ners to look at alternative attractions to
lure visitors to the shores of Abaco. This
is where niche tourism plays a part in the
overall specter of the business with the op-
portunity to reach out to a new clientele
through innovative business ideas.
Some forms of niche tourism already
occur on Abaco with international wed-
dings and people coming in specifically

for fishing expeditions. While more can
be done to attract fishing fans from not
only America, but from around the world,
it is also expensive with the cost of fuel
and docking charges for individual boats
and yachts. However, with the dwindling
schools of bonefish in Florida, Abaco can
be pushed as a destination of choice for the
bonefisherman who wants to cast his fly
rod on Abaco instead of just Andros and
Abaco is known for its acres upon acres
of natural forest teaming with hundreds of
beautiful birds of all colors of the rainbow,

Anchors assist with clothes drive

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On November 24th the Anchors of Abaco Central High School and Central Abaco Pri
mary School along with their advisors Neulessa Lundy-Major and Phillipa Farrington
assisted Abaco Youth Ministries with its clothing drive. The Anchors made the posters
and encouraged persons to stop by the booths to collect clothing that was being given
away for free. This is just one of the community activities that the Anchors will take part
in throughout this school year.

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not counting the Bahamian parrot, which
delight any bird watcher. Bird watching
can be an attraction to those who just love
to watch God's winged creatures in their
natural environment, and it allows them to
do so with the beach at their back door.
Thousands of tourists go to New Provi-
dence every year just to scuba dive and
nothing else. Scuba diving is advertised and
pushed internationally by the companies in
New Providence. Guests come from all
over the world just to dive one of the many
wrecks or reefs off New Providence and
spend a week delving into the wonders of
the deep. Abaco has many more reefs than
New Providence and they are prettier and
more expansive, not to mention the walls,
caves and blue holes which can attract the
avid diver to these shores.
Scuba diving should be one of the main
attractions of Abaco as those who are in-

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There are numerous small entities of
Abaco that, if marketed properly to the in-
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a number of travelers to look at this island
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School News

Awards Day at Abaco
Central High School
By Mirella Santillo
On November 27th Abaco Central High
School held a special ceremony to acknowl-
edge the students who had performed espe-
cially well during the last school year.
The function was moderated by Senior
assistant, Mr. Vincent Coakley, and vari-
ous students participated in the event, pro-
nouncing the invocation, addressing the
welcome, performing musical pieces and
introducing the guest speaker, Bishop An-
thony Campbell.
Many students were rewarded, among
them four who passed the BGCSE: Ash-
ley Whilly, Bethsheba Darville, Kendero
Murray and Agnola Thompson. Twelve
students passed the BJC and Shaquille John-
son made the Principal's List with a 3.80
GPA. Twenty-one students were cited on
the Honor Roll such as Sasha Davis with
a 3.48 GPA, Rahede Smith with a 3.45
GPA, Zandria Wells with a 3.36 GPA. Two
more boys followed closely, Carlos Decius
with a 3.32 GPA and Jackson Jacques with
a 3.24 GPA.
The subject awards were presented by
Ms. Vanessa James, Principal; Ms. Domi-
nique McCartney, Vice-Principal and the
PTA President, Mr. David Lightbourn.
Mrs Sandy Edwards made a presenta-
tion on AIDS awareness explaining facts
about the disease and warning the students
about promiscuity.
Three students were cited for perfect
attendance; they were Amelia Burrows,
Rose Previlon and Jason Vilma.
The ceremony was followed by lunch

and early dismissal.
Food Presentation
By Mirella Santillo
Students from the two public high
schools gathered on December 6th at Ab-
aco Central High School in Murphy Town
to participate in a cake icing, fruit and veg-
etable carving, napkin folding and towel
creation competition. Nine students from
each school, Abaco Central and S.C. Boo-
tle High School, entered the various con-
tests. The competitors were divided into
beginners, intermediate 1, intermediate 2
and advanced.
The first event was cake icing which
took place in a class room. Each partici-
pant was given one and a half hour to deco-
rate a cake. Some recreated a model such
as a car or a cartoon character while others
performed free lance designs on a round
cake. While the beginners and intermedi-
ates were occupied with their decoration,
the advanced students separated into groups
to tackle the wedding cakes, one for each
school. They were allowed three hours to
accomplish their task.
Outside, two tables were laid with canta-
loupes, water melons and an array of vege-
tables, sweet peppers, carrots and radishes
ready for the carving artists who would
turn them into little tropical landscape mas-
terpieces. Other tables were piled up with
towels and paper napkins, also awaiting the
hands that would transform them into an
elephant, a snake, a rabbit or a swan.
Judges were strolling from tables to
tables, making notes and commenting on
the results.

At last the results were announced: S.C.
Bootle won the wedding cake decorating
competition, the fruit and vegetable carv-
ing and the napkin folding. Abaco Central
High won the three categories (beginners,
intermediatel and intermediate2) of cake
The event was organized by Mrs. Simms
and Mrs. Princess Williams, home eco-
nomic teacher at Abaco Central. S.C. Boo-
tle students were accompanied by home

economic's teacher, Ms. Michelle Clarke,
and mathematics teacher, Ms. Altaliese
Mrs. Agatha Simms, head of the Home
Economics Department at Abaco Central
High School, was cooking fritters and fried
chicken helped by two students to be sold
to those attending. Guava duff was offered

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Students of Abaco Central High School and S.C. Bootle High School competed in cake
decorating and fruit and vegetable carving at the Abaco Central school. The S.C. Bootle
team arrived with caps and aprons, looking very professional. The advanced groups
competed in decorating a wedding cake.

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December 15, 2008

Office of the Prime Minister-
Commonwealth of The Bahamas
Island of New Providence I -

Notice of Investigation
Take Notice that pursuant to Section 4 of the
Acquisition of Land Act, Chapter 252 Statute Laws .
of The Bahamas 2000, it appears to the Minister ". -
Responsible for the Acquisition and Disposition '
of Lands, that the Land described in the Schedule.
hereto is likely to be needed for the public purpose
of construction of a Public Road and for uses re-
lated thereto. "N
And Further Take Notice that the Minister and his ,
servants or workmen may either generally or spe- '
cifically authorise any person to do all or any of the < *.
following things, namely: 4 i
(a) Enter upon and survey and take levels of the
said land or any part thereof;
(b) Dig or bore into the sub-soil of the said land;.
(c) Do all acts necessary to ascertain whether the -7
said land is adapted for the public purpose outlined; X
(d) Set out the boundaries of the said land and the -
intended line of Work (if any) proposed to be made
(e) Mark such levels, boundaries and lines by -
placing marks and cutting trenches on the said land;
(f) For the purpose of carrying out the foregoing >
(if necessary) cut down clear any standing crop, ..
fence, tree or bush; "' "
(g) Do all such other acts as may be incidental to .
or necessary for any of the purposes aforesaid.
A copy of the Plan of the said land may be in- . /<
spected commencing on the 3rd day of November
AD., 2008 at the Department of Lands and Sur- -
veys situate at Bay and Armstrong Streets between
the hours of 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on Monday '- *
through Friday. "
Dated this 27th day of October A. D., 2008. E,, 4 a .
Hubert A. Ingraham, Minister Responsible for the 2 i
Acquisition and Disposition of Lands _
Schedule :
All that certain piece or parcel of land being a.
proposed highway 100 feet wide and shown on an
extract of a map of Abaco sheets 10 and 11 in the
Department of Lands and Surveys and situate in the
area of the settlements of Fire Road and Coopers ? -
Town on the Island of Abaco in the Commonwealth "
of The Bahamas
Abutting and bounding from the Main Abaco '. --"=-"-- .
Highway through land granted to Gideon Lowe .T -
K144, through land south of Fire Road thence
through lands granted to William Lowe B100, B2-
252, B112 thence through land granted to William
Sweeting B116 and thence through land granted to
John Roberts B112 thence through land granted to .
Joseph SaundersB 131 to the Main Abaco High-
way or however else the same may abut and bound
which said piece or parcel of land or highway is
more particularly delineated and shown coloured %"'i ''. "' "
red on the plan of the area (N. 7)

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for the sweet tooth.
Annual Festival

of Carols

brought students together
By Mirella Santillo
Many school children from all over the
island, even as far as Moore's Island, trav-
eled to the Church of God in Dundas Town
on December 5th to participate in the an-
nual Festival of Carols organized by the
Department of Education. The event was
moderated by two Forest Heights Acade-
my's students, Taj Anderson and Nasaha
Bootle, who presented the performers as
they read the Scriptures, sang carols or
performed skits. The performers were all
students with a few exceptions.
Central Abaco Primary School students

read verses from the Gospel according to
Luke. Others such as Sujith Swana and
Amelia McDonald from Agape Christian
School acted out a nativity skit or sang
carols solo such as Akeem Adderley from
Abaco Central High School or with their
school choir such as Man-O-War, Amy
Roberts Primary and Moore's Island All
Age students.
It was a festive morning aimed at put-
ting the audience in the Christmas spirit,
an audience comprised of local dignitaries,
school principals, teachers and many par-
Most musical pieces were accompanied
by the Wesley College Band under the
direction of Rev. Charles Carey. An in-
strumental medley was performed by the
Abaco Central High School Band directed
by Mr. Jamal McIntosh with an impressive

drum solo by Mackenson St. Fleur.
Mrs. Lenora Black, Abaco's Education
Superintendent, addressed her thanks to all
the organizers and reminded the assembly
not to forget the true meaning of Christ-
mas. She announced the presentation of a
gift basket for the senior citizens of Sibyl's
House because, she said, "We believe that
there should be a bond between the old and
the young." The basket was handed to the

Director of Social Services, Mrs. Salomie
Gibson, by Mackenson St. Fleur of Abaco
Before the end of the ceremony Bishop
Anthony Campbell spoke of the message of
Christmas, "the never ending story of the
nativity will still be there as long as there
is a world," he assured. He urged people

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Students from most schools on Abaco took part in the annual Festival of Carols that was
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as they celebrate and exchange gifts with
their friends and family not to forget the
gift of Jesus.
The closing Christmas hymn followed
Bishop Campbell's benediction as people
left the church giving each other hugs and
Christmas greetings.
Thanksgiving at
St. Francis de Sales
By Samantha V. Evans
On November 20th the school family of
St. Francis de Sales celebrated Thanksgiv-
ing. As tradition stated, on this day all stu-
dents brought their non-perishable items to
give to the needy. Each grade had to deco-
rate their box. They gathered at St. Francis
de Sales Church where all of the gifts of
thanksgiving were displayed. Thanksgiv-
ing Day is observed on the last Thursday
in November; but due to school exams,
they brought the date up one week. The
service started with a prayer of Thanksgiv-
ing to God for all of His many blessings
and for His continued care. A slide show
was shown of the school's accomplish-

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Students of the Month at

Central Abaco Primary

Students of Central Abaco Primary School have been working hard to learn the many
subjects they are required to master at their specific grade level. Student who performed
exceptionally well in October were recognized. They were Benjamin Cornish, Preschool;
Quinesha Bonamy Grade 1; Dwayne Saunders Grade 1; Tredon Alleyne Grade 1; Earelle
Reckley Grade 2; Maliyah Forbes, Grade 2; Chinica Jean, Grade 2; Rosmichel Denyer,
Grade 3; Guetly St. Fleur, Grade 4; Christina Guillaume, Grade 4; Ashanti Davis,
Grade 5; Tyzel Cunningham, Grade 5; Isaac Russell, Grade 5; Jermina Davis, Grade
6; Shavante Simms, Grade 6; Marcdala Augustin, Grade 6; and Edmilvannera Curry,
Grade 6.

Ginelle Places

On November 28th Ginelle Longley, the
winner of the Religious Knowledge compe-
tition on Abaco, flew to Nassau along with
her coach Roberta Lindsay and her parents
as she competed in the National Religious
Knowledge Competition. The topic for the
speech was Let's Build Each Other Up. Gi-
nelle placed second in the competition.

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ments and many blessing so far this school
year, after which a skit was presented by
the school's drama club. After the service,
the items were separated so that they could
be distributed. The items will be given to
needy families across Abaco.
Winning boy read 375 books
in Boys Reading Challenge
Once again boys from Central Abaco
Primary School got a chance to improve
their reading and writing skills by taking
part in the annual Boys Reading Chal-
lenge held during the month of October.
One hundred seventeen boys registered to
participate and 55 of them were rewarded
for actually taking part in this event. The
theme for this year's Challenge was Re-

solving Conflicts Peacefully Without Be- can break the law. There is good and bad
ing at War. The awards day was held on anger. People respond positively to anger
November 24th at the school. The guest when they feel threatened or wronged but
speaker for this event was Det. Insp. Ed- bad anger results in frustration when needs
ric Poitier, a 28-year veteran policeman and/or desires are not met or they lose their
with the Royal Bahamas Police Force. The patience. He encouraged them to find posi-
awards ceremony was lead by boys who tive ways to channel their energy.
took part in this Challenge. Det. Insp. Poiter told them to learn how
The guest speaker gave the students a to resolve the conflicts now while they are
powerful talk on resolving conflicts and the
results of being at war with each other as Religious Kno
we are seeing manifested in society today.
He began by telling them that conflicts Competition DE
usually begin because someone is angry
with another person. He stated that anger
is not a bad emotion. In fact it is natural.
However, it is when a person allows anger
to result in them harming another person
that they lose control, get into trouble and [ J

small because when they reach adulthood it
will become more difficult. He encouraged
them to think before they act. They will
live to be thankful they did.
Bringing remarks and commending the
boys for a job well done was District Edu-
cation Superintendent Lenora Black. She
Please see School Page 37

wledge Speech
declares a Winner

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The winner of the Boys Reading Challenge at Central Abaco Primary was Sidney Decius of
grade 5. The big prize was a bicycle along with cell phone, photo package, gift certificates,
reading books, calculator, games, toys, cologne and school supplies worth over $200.

The Department of Education held a Religious Knowledge speech competition on Novem-
ber 10th, an event organized by Sandy Edwards. The theme focused on improving rela-
tionships. Five students participated representing Amy Roberts Primary, Central Abaco
Primary, Cooper's Town Primary, Agape Christian, and St. Francis de Sales. The win-
ner was Ginelle Longley, grade 5, from Central Abaco Primary School. In second place
was Yelena Persuad, grade 5, from St. Francis de Sales and in third place was Andrew
Hanna, grade 6, from Agape Christian School. The winning students received trophies.


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School From Page 36
told the students that focusing on reading is
a most necessary undertaking. This Chal-
lenge addresses reading which is necessary
for them to get around in life. Reading is
important when you travel so that you can
read signs and when you use the computer.
She stated that boys and girls who can read
are not usually involved in conflicts as they
resolve them using the many words they
know. She ended by further encouraging
the boys to continue reading even though
this Challenge is over as they should aim
to become life-long readers.
All students to participate in the com-
petition received a certificate. Students to
read more than ten books and to write a
book report for each one received books
as prizes. The top ten boys received books
and special gifts from toys to electronics
to the coveted bicycle. The winner for the
second year having read 375 books and
having written the same number of book
reports on the theme of the book was Sid-

ney Decius of grade 5. Other winners were
Isaac Russell 2nd place, Travar Blanc
- 3rd place, Loudino Box 4th place,
Brandon Meadows 5th place, Eustace
Sturrup 6th place, Recelph Mere 7th
place, Kevin Pierre 8th place, Warren
Moreau 9th place and Isaac Miller 10th
place. Some of the prizes that the first
place winner received included a bicycle,
cell phone, photo package, gift certificates,
reading books, calculator, games, toys,
cologne and school supplies worth over
$200. The winning class teacher, Roberta
Lindsay, also received a gift for motivating
her students to embrace this opportunity to
improve their reading and writing skills.
She had the most entrants ten.
Coordinator of the Reading Challenges,
Samantha V. Evans, stated that she was
very proud of the boys. This year all of
the boys, but one received recognition for
a job well done. To add to the excitement
of the wonderful prizes obtained, Superin-
tendent Black will treat the top ten to lunch
with her. Also serving on the committee
for the Challenges are Neulessa Major and

Kayla Wallace. Business were generous in
donating prizes, certificates, programs and
other items.
Central Abaco Primary Re-
ceives Playground Donation
By Samantha V. Evans
Earlier this year, a gospel concert was
held organized by Special Touch and the
PTA Board of Central Abaco Primary

Abaco Print

Abaco Shopping Center
Tel: 367-3202- Fax: 367-3201
Open 9 am 5 pm
Mon. Fri.

School where part proceeds were to go to-
wards the purchase of a new playground
for the school. On November 24th, Gwen
Martin presented principal Eunice Mills
with a check for $3,000 to go towards that
purchase. The school body thanks all per-
sons concerns for assisting in this effort.

Our Message "

In this season of joy, the management and staff of Commonwealth Bank
extend the warmest of holiday wishes to you and your loved ones.
We appreciate that it is by choice that you have granted us your
business and assure you that we do not only remain committed to
providing exemplary service, but to lending a hand in the community
where needed.
Our wish for you is a year filled with peace, joy and prosperity.

May God bless you and your family, from our family at
Commonweatlh Bank.

The Jib


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Dinner Party
Surf & Turf Dinners
Midnight Champagne Toast
Starts 8 p.m.
Party Favors
Dancing u

Open for Lunch
Wed Sat
11:30 2:30
Dinner nights
Wed & Sat Only
7 p.m. Reservations
Home of the best
Babyback ribs &
One Pound Steaks

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SMar n &
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Call 367-2700 VHF Ch 16

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December 15, 2008

November was Diabetes Awareness Month

By Samantha V. Evans
The month of November was observed
as Diabetes Awareness Month and the fo-
cus this year was on diabetes in children
and adolescents. Diabetes is one of the most
common chronic diseases to affect children
and can affect a child at any age includ-
ing toddlers and babies. A team from the
Marsh Harbour Clinic visited Radio Abaco
to educate the public on the dangers of

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diabetes; especially in children. To climax
the month, the clinic held a health walk on
November 22, ending with the health fair.
At the health fair residents could get their
blood pressure and insulin checked, free
screening for diabetes and asked questions
of the trained staff on hand. Chicken souse
was also given to all persons who took part
in the events.

Wishing you a magical holiday season

and many good things in the new year

- from your friends at Scotiabank

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Hotels and House Rental Agents
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Bluff House
Cocobay Cottages
Green Turtle Club
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Ocean Blue Properties +
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Dive Guana
Dolphin Bch Resort
Donna Sands +
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Ocean Frontier
Ward's Landing
Abaco Inn
Club Soleil
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Hope T Hideaways +
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Island Home Rentals + 8 hse

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366-2150 Marsh Hart
Abaco Beach Resort
366-2053 Abaco Real Estate +
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Bustick Bight Resort
365-4247 Conch Inn
365-5464 D's Guest House
365-4271 Island Breezes Motel
365-4047 Lofty Fig Villas
365-4161 Pelican Beach Villas
365-4636 Regattas (Prev. Abaco Towns)
365-4105 Moore's
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II hse 365-5178
4 rm 10 cott.365-5137
12 hse 365-5195
6 units 365-5133
8 rm 7 cott 365-5106
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53 hse 366-0035
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63 hse 366-0224
3 hse 366-0030
4 cott 366-0154
3 hse 366-0266
5 villas 366-0065
43 hse 366-0053
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5 condos 365-6072
bour area
82rms 367-2158
6 hse 367-2719
25 hse 367-3529
3 rms 367-4460
6 rms 367-2022
8 rms 367-3980
9 rms 367-4000
6 rms 3 367-3980
8 rms 367-3776
6eff 367-2681
6 cott 367-3600
32 effic 367-0148
8 rm 366-6334

Sandy Point
Oeisha's Resort 366-4139
Pete & Gay's Resort 14 rm 366-4119
Rickmon's Bonefishing 10 rm 366-4477
Spanish Cay
Spanish Cay Resort 18 rm 6 hse 365-0083
Treasure Cay

Bahama Beach Club


Island Dreams + 45 hse 365-8507
Treasure Cay Resort 95 rms 365-8801
Wood Cay
Tangelo Hotel 19 rm 3 villa365-2222
Web Sites with Abaco Information

Rev. Apr 08

Hope Town, Elbow Cay, Abaco Bahamas
Deep Water Dockage Gas Diesel Ice Bait Dry Storage
New 10 ton marine forklift
Full service marina Fiberglass repair Bottom painting Bright work Waxing
Gift Shop Largest selection of fishing tackle T-shirts Souvenirs Marine Supplies
Freeport Skiffs 13' 15', 17' Now available, call for information
Yamaha Sales and Service Factory Trained Technicians
Bayfront Realty Sales & Property Management
Visit our new website: www.htlighthousemarina.com

December 15, 2008 The Abaconian

Section A

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 TreasureCay 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
M urphy Tow n 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
G reat C istern ........ ............. ........... ........... ... $20 + $5
Spring City $15 + $5
S n ak e C ay ........................................................... $ 3 5 + $ 1 0
Treasure C ay .......... ........... ........... ............. $60 + $ 10
C asuarina Point ...... ........... ........... ........... ...$60 + $10
Treasure Cay Airport or Bah Palm Shores $70 + $10
Little Harbour or Cherokee ...................................$80 + $10
C rossing R ocks ................................................. $100 + $10
S andy P oint ....................................................... $135 + $10
t Between Marsh Harbour Ferry and:
Ab Beach Hotel thru Wally's & Eastern Shore $ 2 each
Jib Room ................... $ 3 each
Solom on's Super Center .........................................$5 + $3
Stop Light, Dove Plaza, Gov't dock........... $ 6 + $3
G overnm ent Freight Dock ....................................... $ 7 + $3
Gov.Clinic, W Auto or Nat Insurance $ 9 + $3
M other M erle 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 C ay Resort ..............................................$20 + $5
Madeira Park... ..... $14 + $4
Green Turtle Cay ferry dock .....................................$8 + $4
M oxy ................................... $ 18 + $ 5
Baham as Star farm .................................................$24 + $5
S an d B a nks ........................................................... $ 2 4 + $ 5
Joe's Creek, Leisure Lee............. $44 + $10
Black Wood ...........$18 + $5
Fire Road & Cooper's Town ...................................$37 + $5
C edar H arbour ........ ........... ........... ............. ...$55 + $5
W ood C ay ............. ........... ........... ... $60 + $5
M ount H ope ........... ............. ........... $65 + $5
F o x T o w n ............................................................... $ 7 0 + $ 5
C row n H aven .......... ........... ........... ............. ... $75 + $5
M arsh Harbour Airport .........................................$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 H otel to M oxey ................................................$16 + $5
T C Hotel to Banyan Bch Club XX ............................$6 + $3
Green Turtle Ferry to Marsh H Airport .................$75 + $10

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

Dive Shops
Abaco Dive Adventures, Marsh Harbour............................. 367-2963
Above & Below, Marsh Harbour.......................................... 367-0350
Dive Abaco 1978, Marsh Harbour..................................... 367-2787
Fro ggies, Hope Town......................................................... 366-0431
Treasure Divers, Treasure Cay............................................. 365-8571
Brendal's Dive, Green T. Cay............................................ 365-4411
Dive Guana.......................... ....... .............. 365-5178
Man-0-W ar Dive Shop ....................................................... 365-60 13

Items of interest Man-0-War boat yards Blackwood
blue hole & sisal mill Cedar Harbour plantation ruins need
guide Hole-in- Wall lighthouse last mile very rough road .
Abaco wild horses by appointment 367-4805 Bird watching ask
tourism 367-3067

S Compliments of The Abaconian

Area code 242 unless noted otherwise

Ferry Schedules Departure times shown Daily service unless noted
Marsh Harbour to Hope Town or Man-0-War 20 minutes, Guana Cay 40 minutes
Albury's Ferry Service Ph 367-3147 or 367-0290 VHF Ch. 16 Hope Town & Man-0-War from Crossing Bch
Marsh Harbour > Hope Town 7:15 am 9 10:30 12:15 pm* 2 4 5:45
Return 8 am 9:45 11:30 1:30 pm* 3 4 5 6:30
Marsh Harbour > White Sound Contractor's special Mon Fri 7 am Return 5 pm
Marsh Harbour > Man-O-War 10:30 am 12:15 pm 2:30* 4 5:45 Non
Return 8 am 11:30 1:30 pm 3:15* 5 Sundays
Marsh H. > Guana Cay (& Scotland Cay with advance notice) from Conch Inn or
(6:45am- Union Jack Dock) 10:30 1:30 pm 3:30 5:45* El4lda
Return 8am 11:30 2:30 pm 4:45 5:45
Fare Adult prepaid oneway $15 / open return $25, Kids 6-11 half, Under 6 free
Green Turtle Ferry Phone 365-4166, 4128, 4151 VHF Ch 16 Ten minute ride
Green T Cay to Treasure Cay Airport 8 am 9 II 12:15 1:30 3 4:30
T Cay Airport to Green T Cay 8:30 am 10:30 11:30 1:30 2:30 3:30 4:30 5
New Plymouth one way adult $10 (Children $7) Round trip $15 Extra to some G T Cay docks
Abaco Adventures Ph 365-8749 VHF Ch 16
Treasure Cay to Guana Cay Sunday Lv 12 & returns 4:45 p.m. $25 RT
T Cay to Man-O-War/ Hope Town Wed 9:30 am, return 4:30 pm $35 RT
T Cay to Guana Cay Sunset Cruise Fr $25, call for time

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

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

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
Mangoes Marina........29................367-2366
Marsh Harbour Marina52 F 367 2700
Hope Town
Hope Town Marina.....16............... 366-0003
Hope Town Hideaways................... 366-0224
Lighthouse Marina .......6....... F......366-0154
Sea Spray..................50....... F...... 366-0065
Spanish Cay
Spanish Cay Marina...75....... F......365-0083
Guana Cay
Orchid Bay .................64 ...... F......365-5175
Boats can clear Customs at Green Turtle Cay,
Treasure Cay or Marsh Harbour

Tours & 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
Hope Town historic walking tour 458-4670

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
W orking boatyards........................................... Man-O-W ar cay
Pocket beaches Crossing Beach in Marsh Harbour
* Witches Point 3 miles S. of Marsh Harbour
* Little Harbour 20 miles S. of Marsh Harbour
* Cherokee 23 miles S of Marsh Harbour
Miles of beach are generally on ocean exposures
* Treasure Cay Green Turtle Cay Guana Cay Elbow Cay
* Man-O-War Cay Casuarina Point Bahama Palm Shore
* Sandy Point & more

Please bring errors &
revisions to our atten-
tion Rev 1 Dec 08

Everyone reads The Abaconian

Bikes & Scooters Boats Cars & Carts
Rentals Marsh Harbour
A & P Car Rentals ......................... 367-2655
B & B Boat Rentals............................ 367-7368
Bargain Car Rentals........................... 367-0500
Blue Wave Boat Rentals ................... 367-3910
Concept Boat Rentals........................ 367-5570
Power Cat Boat Rentals ..........................
Quality Star Car Rentals (Texaco) ..... 367-2979
Rainbow Boat Rentals ..................... 367-4602
Rental Wheels Scooters, Bikes, Cars 367-4643
Rich's Boat Rentals .......................... 367-2742
Sea Horse Boat Rentals ................... 367-2513
Sea Star Car Rentals ........................ 367-4887
Green Turtle Cay
Bay Street Rentals + ........477-5300 365-4070
Brendals Dive Bikes & Kayak rental ...365-4411
C & D Cart Rental ............................. 365-4084
D & P Cart Rental .............................. 365-4655
Donnie's Boat Rentals.........................365-4119
New Plymouth Cart Rentals.. 365-4188 or 4149
Reef Boat Rentals .......................... 365-4145
Sea Side Carts & Bikes...................... 365-4147
T & A Cart Rentals.............................. 375-8055
Guana Cay
Donna Sands Cart Rentals ..............365-5195
Dive Guana Boats & Bikes................. 365-5178
Orchid Bay Cart rentals...................... 354-5175
Conch Pearl Boat Rentals.................. 365-6502
Island Treasures Cart Rentals ........... 365-6072
Ria-Mar Golf Cart Rentals.................. 365-6024
Waterways Boat Rental ..357-6540 & 365-6143
Hope Town
Cat's Paw Boat Rentals ..................... 366-0380
Hope Town Cart Rentals ................... 366-0064
Island Cart Rentals ........................... 366-0448
Island Marine Boat Rentals .............. 366-0282
J R's Cart Rental ........................ 366-0361
Sea Horse Boat Rentals .................... 366-0023
T & N Cart Rentals............................. 366-0069
Treasure Cay
Alison Car Rent ................................. 365-8193
Cash's Carts....................................... 365-8771
Claridge's Cart Rentals ..................... 365-8248
Cornish Car Rentals........................... 365-8623
JIC Boat Rentals ............................... 365-8465
Triple J Car Rentals ........................... 365-8761
Abaco Adventures Kayaks .............. 365-8749

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

Crossing Rocks
Tony Russell .......366-3259
Theodore Sawyer ... 366-2111
Will Sawyer............. 366-2177
Marty Sawyer.......... 366-2115
Noel Lowe ...............366-2107
Randy Sawyer .........366-2284
Casaurina Point
Junior Albury ...........366-3058
Hope Town
Maitland Lowe ........366-0234
North Abaco
O'Donald Mclntosh..477-5037
Pope McKenzie .......477-5894
Orthnell Russell ......365-0125
Alexander Rolle.......365-0120
Edward Rolle ..........365-0024
Green Turtle Cay
Rick Sawyer.............365-4261
Ronnie Sawyer .......365-4070
Jeff Survance ..........365-4040

To Abaco by land and sea from Florida Take Discovery Cruise
Line (954-971-7347) from Ft. Lauderdale 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
G ino's.................................$ ........ 367-2002
Golden Grouper ..............$..........367-2301
Island C afe.........................$ ............. 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
Sea Shells .........................$ ............. 367-4460
Snack Shack ........... $..... .....+... 367-4005
Snappas.............................$ ......... 367-2278
Wallys ................. $$$...........$$$ .. 367-2074
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
Little Harbour
Pete's Pub
Lubber's Quarter
Cracker P's......................................... 366-3139
Hibiscus .................................. 365-6380
Island Treats Snack Bar..................... 365-6501
Guana Cay
Docksiders ...................$$$............. 365-5230
Grabbers......................$$$............. 365-5133
Nippers ........................ $$$ ............ 365-5143
Orchid Bay ..................... $$$............. 265-5175
Treasure Cay
Florence's Cafe .................$
Harbour Cafe ....................$.............365-8635
Hudson's Delight ...............$ ............365-8648
Spinnaker Restaurant ...$$$.............365-8469
Touch of Class .............$$$.............365-8195
Green Turtle Cay
Bluff House.....................$$$............. 365-4200
Jolly Roger Bistro.............$$ ............. 365-4200
Green Turtle Club ..........$$$............. 365-4271
Harvey's Island Grill.........$$............. 365-4389
Laura's Kitchen ...............$$ ............365-4287
Mclntosh's Restaurant ....$$.............365-4625
Plymouth Rock Cafe.......................... 365-4234
Rooster's Rest ................$$ ...........365-4066
Sundowners..................................... 365-4060
Wrecking Tree Restaurant
Sandy Point
N ancy's ................................
Pete & Gays ...............$$$ ............ 366-4119
Rickmon Bonefish Lodge................... 366-4477

SH Cafe Open Nights Only

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VOLUME 16, NUMBER 24 DECEMBER 15th, 2008

Big Hill challenges box cart drivers for 10th year

Ricky Sweeting with New Creation wins straight line and slalom races

The Hope Town Box Cart Derby once again drew crowds to watch the competition as the box carts raced downhill in straight races
and in slolom races. The top two contenders for the title "King of the Hill" are shown as they began their downhill straight race.
New Creations driven by Ricky Sweeting and Custom Construction with Darryl Cole were very evenly matched but New Creations
won again for the seventh consecutive year. The event raises money for the Abaco Junior Sailing Association that has three very
active clubs with young people learning the art of sailing in Optimist boats.

By Mirella Santillo
By mid-morning on Saturday, Novem-
ber 29th, many people were making their
way to Elbow Cay's Big Hill to witness
the 10th annual popular Box Cart Derby.
On top of the hill, ready for the race, were
participants of all ages, six juniors and 16
adults standing by their carts or practic-
ing their downhill descent, waiting for the
sound of the horn that would announce the
first race at noon sharp.
The vehicle creations were as varied and
innovative as usual, the use of materials
ranging from fiberglass to wood to clear
plastic to a drain pipe, the shapes from a
mini-car to a tube to a sail boat to a mere
metal board on wheels.
Frequent winner, Ricky Sweeting, with
his trendy New Creations was there for the
seventh time in a row; other regulars from
Hope Town included Colyn Lightbourne
with his Flintstone contraption, Tom Ha-
zel with #1 Pimp Mobile, Justin Thompson
with Hard Times. From the mainland, the
bright red vehicle of the Scurvy Few and
Jib Room's Sailboat with a Heineken beer
cannister for an engine stood out.
Some second homeowners joined in such
as Lynn Rustbridge, who drove Sunny Boy

Please see Box Carts Page 2

North Abaco

Christmas Celebration

Royal Bahamas Police Band
Games Toys Crafts Food Junaknoo
Dec 22 6 pm Treasure Cay Ballpark

SToys for Tots held mini fair

The Scurvy Few Motorcycle Club held its annual Toys for Tots fair on December 6.
The festivities featured Santa who was able to stay for several hours. These girls are
enjoying time with him. Face painting, a bouncing castle and plenty of good food and
drinks were all appreciated by the crowds. Big motorcycles intrigued the children,
especially when they drove through town accompainied by a fire truck. The goal of
the Scurvy Few is to provide 750 to 800 toys to be distributed to all towns on Abaco.
Church leaders and local government officials will determine those who deserve the
toys. See story on page 16.

Sand Dollar's Open House

entices holiday shoppers

Several shops in Marsh Harbour have held Open House events to showcase their mer-
chandise. Shown here is the Sand Dollar Shoppe where shoppers are admiring jewelry.
This family owned and operated business has artisans who design and create jewelry,
or will custom create jewelry or shoppers can choose from the wide selection that is
displayed. Besides jewelry, the shop offers a wide variety of gifts and clothing. Mr.
Percy Pinder shown here is assisting the customers. See story on page 10.

Hope Town held art show

By Jennifer Hudson
The Hope Town Harbour Lodge held
its 9th Annual Arts and Crafts Show on
November 28. This show is held the day
after Thanksgiving each year and tradition-
ally kicks off the Christmas season of good
cheer. Though there appeared to be fewer
of our winter visitors here this year, those
who attended enjoyed browsing the many
arts and crafts and savoring the customary
wine and cheese.
Fifteen artists participated this year
which was somewhat fewer than in pre-

vious years, but those who took part had
many lovely items for sale. There were
two newcomers to the show but several of
the artists whose work we have seen be-
fore have added new lines to keep their
work fresh and interesting. Showing for
the first time at the Harbour Lodge Show
were Clark Constant and Joan Stuart. Mr.
Constant was born in Haiti and now resides
in Florida. He attended art school in Haiti
Please see Art Show Page 6

Junior and adult drivers competed seoaratelv

Box Carts From Page 1

with her Bahamian partner, Gigi Roberts.
As usual, drivers dressed up in tune with
their means of transport: pimp Fred Flint-
stone and pirates paraded happily around.
Every Child Counts brought two cars, one
of them piloted as last year by young Lucas
Kaighin and Sea Gulls Boat Rental had a
Shark driven by Elijah Lowe.
As people went up the hill, they were
hailed by acquaintances or diverted to the
food or drink tables manned by volunteers
selling goodies to raise money for the sail-
ing association.
And off they went, juniors first, racing
down the hill to the cheers of the specta-

Please see Box Carts Page 5

One of the carts rounding a slalom marker which d,
tests a cart's stability. Some carts rolled over on this
Two carts are approaching the finish line coming down a hill that is much
steeper than the photo looks.

In true racing fashion the women had one steering while the
other operated the throttle, or maybe she was the navigator.

Hard Times navigates through the slalom

Rodney Finke looks like he has second thoughts on his bold
adventure. He representing the Jib Room.

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AbacoC ays Realty, Ltd. Marsh Harbour
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Elbow C(ay Great Guanlll Citl iat (Inn Cn -
4 13edgooies. 2 I/2 Bat 12.0 1 A oro Estate 3 Bedroonls. 3 Bat s.
-2 Tedroonis. 2 Bath 1,686 s1 Residence
1 1. -2.2(00 s.f. RIesidence 170 Resience 2725 t Open I) cks.
c covered ks Open Declks r
B- oat -louse & Private Ciii i e m ii i 1 Oa Bea'-De Over 14 Acre
Dock oil the [ labour (-- n Oe a 5SOIer hOcean Vi ews
6- 64' oln Sea of Abaco
Fabulous H-arbour Views Semni-privafe Dock
s l-a l iewsty Fabulous Ocean Views 30 KW Aux. Generator
SGreat [enlt I Iistry Private Boat Basiil (Great Renlal I listory
"Surblime" ,11_ 1111104 $1.15010. "Prince's rust" I#GG 111096- $8,991000. "0. tch Ii11" #-GGIl 075 SI,380,000.

GREAT GUANA CAY Great Guanolt Conay anOn

"SEA-TO-BA Y" I1.5 Acres 1193' of Walte -forl ntage Over 500, at an nbic DL o. I ss.
Best Location in town-1 7)8 sT Residence
of Protected Hoat asin I-ru stage Superb Building Sites Good 19 s ol i -336 s.- en Dec
elcvatiol Falblous Views I'erll t tbr develolpncnt or lilegm~ut Priv ate a 40 Co. BVrandall Cnl Air
Estate. ,GGVI008 $9,995,000. i- Comercial GradeBeacfro
Kitchen- Central. Convenient
"SAND ICSTLEI" 2 Bedroomls. 2.5 IlBths 9610 sI. Resid-ence ],and- 96'x84'- 8.064 s.. -- Ocealin Ve
Covered Porch -Lad 5.000 s: uDock Access Furnished FGreat Resnatirant or Reail F.lly Furnished
'GGIIIl01 $375,000. "ArtCr GHI-09-5867,511 18- 99III "Beach House"
lr c "r I- S- n#G1111108 S699.01111.
Great Guana C(a $2,4 Green Turtle C('r AN-O-WAR s'A
5 B iedroorms. 3 Baths. iedrool., 4 Baitl,
2.2 12 s.l. Residece 7 *f "HARBOUR LIGHT" Dickie's Ctty 2 lBedroo)ms. 1 2 lalhs -
S- 845 s Covered Decks. 0 Ocean Beacl roAl 1 .560 s.f. Residence 1.040 s. Verandahs 1 Bedroom. I Hath Guest
2 2eL I r nd ,7n00 s -20 Io (Ficoc tay house 1824 Acres Entire S.E. Point of Dickie's Cas Private
A --x i t iC tr Sh-d "' Icans Dock. AUlxiliarv GenCier aor Suiperb Vic"ws -urni lshed.
Stoinse ,GenricatLor Shedi 't%,At Gullc
12 KW Aux Generator 0 IO G1D -Waen'aiakerT MWH 1099- $ 2,200,000.
Inne PrdcgT FDr Pible S "IK Dickie s Cav 5 bedrooms. 3 12 Batls .360 s.
l "BLE GOO Prel45 OelrBa- 4 pimesite 100n 46l 01- ti r"
rn Viw I ac'e wdck liet 0 Co I Ic sidcnice 1,200 s.: Covered IDekeI 0.84 Acres Sea-lo-Sea Private
"Gareler I 1 o Lig3490,00 ir e.Se sae 136' Dock Auxiliary Generator Superb H]arbourL Vi ews urnished.
NMWHl100 S1,995,000.
<;;reeu Titrlle Cay N lTan-0- War-(I Ct r
reen 'r-ie (a F -stWrn Harbour "* FRESH WAIND LANDING" -Dickic's Cay 3 Bedrooms. 3 1/2
1- 5 qft Ls Villa 2 Bed ooms. Baths B aths 2,460 s.. Residence 1.400 s. Porches- )ecks I Bed. 1
SCovered Screied c Prlies 1.030. Residence- bth Snore Bo 7.500 s.f. Land Private 93' Dock. 40 KW Aux.
and 75,,1 sq.I' ,290 sl'. Covoerd Deck Generator SupecrbIrblarbour Vie2ws iMW 11107 1S,200,000.
needed Dock Li at Lit -8 O ce7 cres SCHOONER'S LANDING"- Five Oceanfrolnt Condoini ntut s
Co l o R ilo i 20110 S i-Priviie ock hre 2 IllrooIl. 2 h Ill- Iwo 2 ISedroo lsi. 2 Bath withll 13nkrool,.
TBB a r tf sri ldIu S ie l Ol '43 *Al" l13 d --. S651'a Ac' -r l Ii \. ll iSpV 10 Si S6 ,Pool
AIrilary G iecrated Superb Ocean Views foti l A/C l nised pe di Wacer ol
*-- o xeise Spaed A On-[s and l anagenent Great Rental Property.
"elati 11 Ga i'i 4CGTIol098- S995,00r. ge" -"MWI -lt7- $1,550,t(00. IMWI-11069 73 froim: 5395.000 to 5455,000.

GREAT GIiANA CAY / Man-O-War Caoy Mian-O-War Cay
S"Jlunkanoo Splash "- 3 B1edrooins. 2 Baths. 1.150 s.l' Residence. /-2 Bedr'ooms. 2 Balhs. 2 Bedrotoms. I Haill.
760 s.o Covered Porch I Bedroom. I Bath 490 s.q. Apartment L 1921 s. IResidence. 660 s Residence
Laitd 9.800 s.l Workshop Great Views Near Scttlement i I -2 Bedroom- I Bth l240 s. Studio
e.;Goit I l $375,000. il s bin ,. ock Ho
172' Ocean Beach Front Land Sea-to-Sea
SCOTLAND CAY 1189 Acres 365,775s.r -.84-12 Acre
"SUMMER CAOMP-P" 3 Bedrooms. 2 Baths -1.300 S. Residence eautifrlly Landscaped O00' Ocean Beach Front
300' of Ocean each I Becldroot. 1 B th GuieS I ousoe "Pl av ous" Sc ni-I'rivate D)ock --- Piate Dock Oi1 Creek
with Bar- Covered & Open Decks Fabulous Ocean Views Fabtilouis Views e ibtilotis Views
#SCHI I 094 $2,140,000 MWH 1019 S1,165,0001. Bon 11eDune ,1'1 1018 -1,250,000.
S'BLESSING HOUSE" 4 Itedroomls. 2 Bailis 1600 s. fes l0n-.--ar ax ;an-O- iir Ca? -
-785 s.. wrap around porch 2938 .549 Acre land 180 degree views Setten ll 3 Bedrooms 1I5 laths
-250" to the Atlanlic Beach 210 s. garage I 28.000 gllon cistern Fully 4 Bedro t Os. 1 .5 calls. 19 s. Sl2 o S ore oence
lurnished tllriwa & Dock access N SCLI193 $895,000. i9 1 .240 s. Rside 12 s SldioSnore Bo
4 0 s.- I.2ARes e-.-s..
TILLOO CAY (1 0.343Ar 11000s Sleeps 4
S"BOUNTIFULLY BLESSED" 2 Bedroom, 1.5 riith lillsi de 'or great Ocean -23 Acre 1006 si'
-800 s.f residence -3.75 Acero, sea to sea 109'offronllage onil Sea ()Abacoi Vne wsti ds7W- I7Kautx.(o ncraor
eautifully [urndscaped BatiftllyLandscaped
106 oiln Atlantic Boat basin with lift 170W of dock Swinlig Pool F[ Fishd Iumisled
Aprovcd s tles tfor 3/2 New Iwlingland Style cottage quipped.
,Wrt.HS1086 $1,595,000. PBuaonwOawd" MWH1020 P59P,50P0. 1 V- Patch MWllo024 $- 499,000.
"PINAPPLE POINT" 32 I.l.uxrv Colsrdoriifiiusmis n]all-O-War Cay-- .Marsh larbour -
16 3 Bedroomi. 3 Bath 16 2 Bedroom. 2 Bath 1.035 s to early Settlement Sunrie ay
1,500 sfl- Walerfront on Treasure Cay Lagooni Each unlit willi private 1 Iedroom I Hallt 4 bedrooms. 4 Baths
dockage up o 701 Ire-Constriction Pi'ices srt s at: Sleeping I.oft 4,468 sI New Residence.
#TCH9000 Lorlw' $500's 410 s.I Cottlae 1.742 s.r Covered
T- 0.217 Acre 9,.52 s4f. E Verandahs & Balconies.
VWOOD CAY 160 s Shd -Workl 0.3394 Acre 14.787 s.l.
"VILLA GLADYS" 3 IcedrOlls. 2 BaIlihs ]1.1.17 sI'. RIesideillc Beoarill lLantdscaped Swiltnttilg Pool
-21,213 s..-.487 Acre 75 water frontage to Build dock Flly Fnished& 30 KWAuxiliar Gen.
Graat bolnerisinar lrl Tranqunililvy at ilS bCs1 Equipped. Boat SIip.
""BIRDSA CRE" "Sac.t.M ]_I [_I I 08_
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,ANIl ,1 89 010 ..... ......MW Ii 4- $34(.50ti. -h r 081- 23700.000.


"SAUMMERPLACE"- IPrimne BuildiltgSite- 10,719s.l -0.246Acre
"BLUE LAGOON" Parcel # 45 Orchid Bay 43.480 s.F CONCI ED OUT" ottered in 1 to 4 prime sites 100' 460( of
1'.9982 Acre 190.88'on Sea o Abaco lironlage prie building site +/- water frontage Atlantic Ieach and Sea of Abaco frontage available Oer 150 of Sea l'Abaco roage Concrete Seall on1 Sea ofAbac -
15' elevations Orchid Iay amenities Allows Ibr private deeded dock I0'-32' elevattions 360 views -s Veryl prive Area 103' x 6' private ldock o Man-O-Wair9 harbor FabtOLIS Sea o0 Abaco
mature trees. GGV1087 $940,000. tiGTV1008 $546,000. $3,000,000. views, 5MWiV1082 $395,000.
"12- 2" Fal s ti hunt bldg si v "'PLAYING HOOKY"- 15.948 s, 0.3661 Acre- Pritme Building MARSH HARBOUR
S"12-112A" Fabulous waterfonS building site Two Site 1lnobstructedl views ct' Coco lay 1'ublic Dock Access Iteasch GREA TABACO CLUB Parcels # 6A and # 7A i 6A -
parcels containing a total of 69.197 s.f. 1.588 Acres 241 o Access 50' from Coco Bay Beach. #GTVl080 $625,000. 9.243 sqA4. # 7A 13.845 sq.i Private Dockage Great Sea ofAbaco
Sea of Abaco Frontage great elevations to 42 above sea level "COCO BAY VIEW". -32690& f. -0.7567Acre Dock Access Views # 6A-MHV 1102 970,000. # 7A MHV IV 1103 SI,455,000.
GGCVI112 NEW LISTING $850,000. Beacl Acess Good Elevation. ,fVI00 $291,000. "6A & "r7A $2,182,000.
"AERIE" Parcel # 58 Orchid ay 174.775 s.f. 4.012 Acres GREAT ABACO CLUB Parcels # 48 and # 49
Orchid Bay amenities.- lOne of tihe Highest Points lin Orchid Ba - # "COCOBAYBREEZE- 7.548 sq1li. 5 ,I9 7I7 sq.R 50i of DBoat Basin Frontage.
Fabulous IPanormic Views, G(iV1077 $850,000. Biildig Sile Doc Access Beacll Access. (V 107 $167,500. Sei-rivate Docks Ridge Prcl Good Elevation
"CLAIRE'S BEACH"- Beachiront Buildine Site 31,243 s: "CASUARINA" -8,126s.f 0.1865Acre -Corner lot tPrimebuilldine 18- MI-IVII00 5667,000. -49-#CMHIllOl 5667,000.
0,717 Acre 117' Beach Frontage Dock Access Good Ilevation sile Celral locnlioll ShIorl walk to itla Ba'y Beach Sinorkel right of''shoie SAND BANKS
Superb Ocean Views 1Ltish Vegetation, #GGVI006 $790,000. ['rVIO?4 $112,500. "Sand Banks Creek # 2"- 47.524 S1, t 1.(091 Acres. 108'
"SECRET BEACH" 16,500 s.- over 1.3 Acre 100' of ,Ocean LYNYARD CAY of frontage on Sand Banks Creek. 540' in Depth. 80' on S.C.
Bootle Highway .-Acvl I u- NEW LISTING S108,000
shorlelic (Over 200' of de plh I'iitPrime cean-iOcal aildig site l ic- ood "LVN'AR1) PAL S"-42,906sI' -0,985 Acre +/- 134' or cCsa or -otle Highway G 11NSCOTLAND C AY,000
elevations Deeded dock access. GGOVIO92 $375,000. Abaco frontage Prime Buildiig- Site Build Irivate dock
"CAPTAIN 'S COVE" -6,653 .f st-.0152 Acre-45.47of Sea ofAbaco Well established Coconut trees Views of Sea of Abaco aitd Atlantic *"141 Hillside Developer Prcels" Over 1/2 Acre silh beach
I'rltage- nPrne building site can carry a private dock 180 dlegice vicews- Oceian #1.('\110 $274,000. access. AireGaht I.andig Rigilhts and I loal Slips available
NEW LISTING Prlced 'rrtli: $170,000 $438,000
uiidergrond electric atd paved road. 5GGVlO91 $375,000. MAN-O-WAR CAY "Block O Parcel # I" fabulous one-half acre building site -
"Cottage Parcel # IO" Orchid BHay 14,74 s.C 0.3346 Acre "GRAND BOIS"- Rare Prime Ocean rPonl building site 1.51 25.658 s.lt. 0.5890 Acre 172.61' oin Sea of Abaeo I lillside -
82.211' iion Ihe Sea oCIl' AhltcO Grctt View.s (lOrchid Bay ameities.- Acre 1235' Atlatic OcLeaIn fronltage- Ceentral I.Loclion t-Fabutlouts Oce(lLn great elevations anlld stlperb views ol ihe Sea ofl Abaco Shoreline
'GGV 1077 NEW LISTING $366,000. Views- Lush Native Foliage. \MWV 1081 $695,000. projected by small cay.
#SC'V1117 NEW LISTING $485,000.

Cart designs ranged from professional to amateur

Box Carts From Page 2
tors. Elijah Lowe won the first place in the Junior cat-
egory, followed by O'Brian Darville of ECC.
The semi-finals of the straight line races among the
adults were disputed between Hard Times, New Cre-
ations, Challenger and Custom Constructions.
The final saw Ricky with New Creations racing
against Darryl Cole's Custom Construction. And it was
Ricky again winning for the sixth consecutive time the
"King of the Hill" title. He was followed by Custom
Construction and Hard Times.
It was great fun until the slalom. The first couple of
drivers made it safely down the hill, but soon a car hit
one of the markers, a tire, and overturned, the driver
safe but disqualified. Then a second accident. But un-
fortunately, the third accident saw the cart overturned;

Tom in his #1 Pimp Mobile was injured with a broken
collarbone and broken ribs. But he was able to walk away.
No other injuries occurred in spite of one or two more
cars overturning on top of their drivers. Others made it
down the hill safely in spite of hitting a tire or a bucket.
Again, it was a clear run for Ricky piloting his New
Creations. He outdid himself by winning both straight
line and slalom races. Justin came second with Hard
Times followed by Dan and Pat McCully's Challenger.
A third category was added this year: Showmanship
which was won by Tom with Pimp Mobile. Colyn's Fred
Flintstone took the second place and Thomas Bethel came
third with Captain Red Bull.
The Box Car Derby is the major fund raising event for
the Abaco Junior Sailing Association. The entry fees and
the sale of T-shirts and food
all go toward this effort. I

Colyn Lightbourn crosses the line in the FlintsStone Special

As the carts collected at the bottom of the hill, they were strung together on a tow rope to
be pulled to the top of the hill to compete again.

One serious wreck occurred when Tom Hazel rolled his cart over on the slalom course.
He suffered several broken bones. The design was perhaps less stable than the others.

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Marble & GranOte

Marsh Harbour Area
MLS # 1005 Royal Harbour Lot 26 $299,000
MLS #1006 Sunrise Bay Lot 31 Includes Dock Slip $310,000
NEW Marsh Harbour 2 bed/ 1 bath house $178,000
Located behind Memorial Plaza
NEW Sweeting's Village $60,000
MLS #1067 Pelican Shores Waterfront Property with Dock $1,225,000
MLS #1115 Great Abaco Club Luxury Canal Pool House $1,995,000
NEW Sunrise Bay lot 14 with boat slip $365,000

North Abaco
MLS #1102 Leisure Lee Interior Lots from $34,800
NEW MLS #1220 Red Rock Point 15 min. N. of Marsh Harbour
42 acres, 1000' +/- feet waterfront $2,150,000
NEW Joe's Creek Lot #12 $45,000

South Abaco
MLS #1008 Long Beach Lots 316 & 420 $50,000 each
MLS #1008 Long Beach Lots 413 & 414 $89,000 each
MLS #1008 Long Beach Lots 412 $83,000
MLS #1012 Bahama Palm Shores Several Lots from $30,000
NEW Bahama Palm Shores Lot #28, BIk 15, Sec 4 $16,500

The Cays
MLS #1062 Guana Cay Interior Lot/ Great Views REDUCED $97,000
MLS #1150 Guana Cay Dolphin Beach Estates Lots 93A & 92B
$179,000 each NEW PRICE
MLS #1102 Guana Cay Sea of Abaco Waterfront REDUCED $299,000
MLS #1064 Sea Shore Villas & Harbour View/ Sunrise Cottege, Guana Ca'
MLS #1091 Elbow Cay, Dorros Cover Lot 37 $475,000
MLS #1097 Guana Cay Sea of Abaco Estate Property $850,000
MLS #1063 Guana Cay Estate Waterfront Home REDUCED $1,750,000
MLS #1066 Lubber's Abaco Ocean Club 2 Interior Lots $99,000 each
NEW Guana Cay Dolphin Beach Interior Lot 28B $125,000
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The Abaconian Section B Page 5

Harbour Lodge Show featured locals and visitors

Art Show From Page 1
and first showed his art at the Central Bank
of The Bahamas Art Show in 1995. Since
then his work has found its way to many
parts of the world including Europe, Cana-
da, USA, Bermuda and Jamaica. His beau-
tiful acrylic on canvas paintings of Haitian
scenes, of which he had many to choose
from, are full of fine detail and vivid co-
lours and were very reasonable priced.
Joan Stuart was once a homeowner on
Elbow Cay but now lives aboard her boat,
The Conch Pearl. She trained at college in
oceanography and art. Now that she has
retired from her busy career as an ocean-
ographic engineer, she has more time to
devote to her second love art. Her work,

being an oceanographer, of course, centres
around sea life and ranges from original
paintings and prints to Christmas cards,
sea glass and shell key rings.
The young artist Caitlynd Zimmer,
whose art work last year was entirely of
fish and other sea creatures, has recently
branched out into fantasy painting. She
was showing these new paintings, which
are full of movement and colour, for the
first time along with her line of jewelry.
Marlee Mason, who is well known for
her exquisite Silver Moon Designs jew-
elry, had many unusual pieces on display
into which she incorporated sea glass and is
now adding fresh water pearls. Two years

Please see Art Show Page 8

A variety of art work and crafts was offered at the Art Show that the Hope Town Harbour
Lodge hosts annually. The show had art that accommodated all pocketbooks. It was com-
bined with a wine tasting provided by Bristol Wines and Spirits.

Showing for the first time, Clark Constant had outstanding acrylics many of which are of
his home country, Haiti. They were colorful and very detailed. The show had a variety of
artwork and crafts and was an excellent opportunity to buy Christmas gifts. Although the
number of artists and guests was down from previous years, everyone enjoyed the event.

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Casa Jewel Turtle Rocks
Ref#: 3518
N Price: $752,000
Agent: June Russell

Custom built 3 bed/2.5 bath home located just north of Marsh
Harbour. Swimming pool and beach access make it a relaxing retreat.

Pelican Shores Marsh Harbour
Ref#: 4105
Price: $795,000
Agent: June Russell

This vacant canal front lot has recently been cleared and landscaped
and is ready for development The property includes 60ft of protected
dockage on a small canal. Lot size is approx 33,000 sq. ft.

S Great Investment in Marsh Harbour
Ref#: 4169
Price: $347,000
Agent: June Russell
Triplex located in Marsh Harbour. One 2 bed /I bath- main
apartment 1000 sq.ft and two 1 bed/lbath 500 sq. ft. each.

Professional Service, Old-Fashion Value,
Real Estate Experts for Abaco and
The Bahamas
June Russell, CRS, BRI Broker
Office: 242.367-0100
Cell: 242-577-6819 ^
june@grahamrealestate.com wwv


Turtle Cove Development Abaco
Ref#: 3692
Price: $59,500 to $95,000
Agent: June Russell

Spacious Homesites. Located 12 miles North of Marsh Harbour
and 3 miles South of Treasure Cay. Small boat basin with dock
for owners. Reserve your lot TODAY!


Southern Breeze Lubbers Quarters ,
Ref #: 3502
Price: $625,000
Agent: Patti Love

Overlooking the Sea of Abaco, this charming 3 bed/3 bath
cottage on the island of Lubbers offers the island life you've been
searching for.

Vacant Land Available
Ref# 4093 & Ref# 4168 Coconut Creek Lots 4 & 20 -
Excellent Buy! All utilities available ready for your dream
home! $65,000 Contact June Russell
Ref# 3520 Bahama Palm Shores Ocean View lot on block
back from the beach. $47,000 Contact June Russell

Bahamas Real Estate experts with
offices located in Marsh Harbour,
Hope Town and Nassau.
Patti Love, Realtor
Office: 242-366-0106
Cell: 242-475-1364
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December 15, 2008 TheAbaconian Section B Paqe7

Broker ,AY C1M E
Marcellus Roberts "
Sales Associate
Everett Pinder
(242) 365-8538 Ph
(242) 365-8587 Ph/Fax

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
Prestigious Canal Front Development offering
Carriage House units in blocks of four plus
indivisual cottages. Both offer docks/ boat
slips as well as golf cart or car garages.
Prices start at $680,000
"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 a great 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 bedrom suite, all
ocean views with patio/ balcony
Loft bedroom/ den with ocean view
MLS $2,075,000 + 7.5% Closing
4 bed/ 3/2 bath fully furnished Town
House with garage and boat slip with 20'
beam. Located at Palm Bay Development
2,000 +/- sq. ft. $907,500
Anchorage Estates Multi-family Lots 128'
water front, 22,448 sq. ft. Good investment
Price $474,000
Townhouse condos with on- site tennis, heated
pool, office, laundry
Marina view, 2 bed/ 1 1/2 bath, fully furnished,
never rented, extra feathures.
MUST SEE FGS $295,000
Marina view, 1 bed / 1 bath upstairs good
rental potential $220,150 FGS
Marina view, 2 bed/ 2 bath and unit fully
furnished- storm shutters- good rental
potential $271,500 + 7.5% closing

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 $499,000
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
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 Condos with o s.ie Pool
Bldg 4 Down g bed / 2 bath,
totally redone,-
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%
"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

Second row beach with direct ocean access.
Great view. 2 bed / 2 bath, many special
features. MUST SEE EXC. $485,500 FGS

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

"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
"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%
"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 $755,000 + 7.5% closing
"Surf Shack" This CBS totally renovated two-
storey luxury modern home is located on a
large corner lat in the prestigious area of Lee
ward Beach and Sunrise Point. Both levels
include 4 bed / 3 1/2 bath plus above ground
pool with wrap around deck. many, many
more features, i.e. hurricane shutters and
generator. "A definite must see!"
$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 bdrooms and bath. On the
split level there is the main entry into a large
open living/dining area, modern well
equipped kitchen. All rooms open onto a
wrap-around partially covered deck overlook
ing the garden. Ground level has an extra
large garage/ workshop with lots of storage.
EXC. $996,300 FGS
"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-plext CBS building,
each level ha SOL nlents with 2 bed,
1 bath, living/i. Isrgrfchen. Great rental
investment. MUST 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

December 15, 2008

The Abaconian Section B Page 7

Page 8 Section B The Abaconian

December 15, 2008

Hope T. Lodge hosted art show and wine tasting

Art Show From Page 6

ago she branched out into oil painting and
at this year's show also exhibited a number
of these paintings depicting island living
and scenes around the Sea of Abaco.
Kim Rody has added another dimension
to her picture subjects this year. In addition
to her paintings of large fish, which she is
known for, she was showing her new more
quirky paintings of scenes and people. One
which drew much interest was George
Wins Bingo at Cap'n Jacks. She has ex-
panded her line of note cards to include a
new Hope Town series.
Kent LeBoutillier as usual had a lovely
selection of mobile copper critters and oth-
er interesting items which include shells,
driftwood and sea-glass on display. This
year she had teamed
up with John Stanley
Francois to present
their very comfortable
'made to order' hand
cut Adirondack chairs.
Tammy Cash can
always be found with
a booth next to her
friend, Kent, and she
also displays unique A
items created from her
beachcombing finds.
She makes festive San-
tas from shells, buoys
and seed pods as well
as pottery shard flower
pots, clocks and other
decorative items.
Ann Schadt's JIBart The comfortable
designs are varied and November 28 at
this year in addition to leisurely convers,

a diversity of bags, necklaces, glasses and
iPod cases she had added a line of very at-
tractive fringed 'Junkanoo bags' in a pletho-
ra of colours. Ann's husband, Herman, was
excited to have added a very bold and vivid
Junkanoo picture to his usual line of Hope
Town watercolours and prints this year.
Brigitte Bowyer Carey has a deep appre-
ciation for the beauty of the these islands
which is evident in her wet- on- wet water
colours painted in vibrant tropical colours.
As usual she had a large selection from
which to choose.
Building model boats comes naturally
to Bill Conty who lives on a Man-O-War
boat built by Uncle Will Albury in 1958.
He says that his own boat gives birth to
his models which he makes in various sizes
right up to ones which are actually used

relaxed atmosphere at the art show held on
the Hope Town Harbour Lodge encouraged

as tables. These beautiful models are made
from mahogany and cypress.
Sea glass pictures and ornaments began
as a hobby for Mary Balzac a few years
ago, and she has gradually been expanding
on these items. Now she has also branched
out into painting and this year produced a
line of note cards which she had on display
alongside the sea glass pieces.
It was good to see the students of the
Every Child Counts School with a booth at
the show this year; they were missed last
year. The young students did a good job
of manning their stall very courteously and
efficiently assisted by their teacher, Miss
Amanda. The shell necklaces, bracelets,
earrings, note cards and delightful Christ-
mas tree angels all made by the students
were very popular items with customers.
Rounding out the list of exhibitors were
Christine McCully with a variety of paint-

ings and quirky hooks, Virginia Williams
with her straw work and Hope Town ladies
selling Friends of Abaco Animals' calen-
A good selection of both red and white
wines from New Zealand, California, Italy
and Argentina were offered for tasting by
Bristol Wines and Spirits and were also
available for purchase. A huge array of de-
licious cheeses and crackers were there for
the enjoyment of the patrons and they also
were for sale. This is the first year that the
wines and cheeses have been offered for
sale and the cheeses especially were very
popular. A variety of cocktail accoutre-
ments such as wine markers, swizzle sticks
and stem decorations were also for sale.
The wine and cheese tasting as always add-
ed to the festive atmosphere and provided
a nice opportunity for people to stop for a
while and socialize.

Ph: 242-367-323
Fax: 242-367-3233
Cell: 242-458-2446
US: 954-586-7603
Sea Star Building
Marsh Harbour V
Perry Thomas
Owner and Agent
Endless Summer #508, Eastern Shores, 2 story, 4 bedrooms, 2 bath-
rooms. 210' water frontage, 80'
"' doclk, 6' low water, 9,000 lb.
boat lift. Cypress ceiling and in-
terior walls, laundry room, single
car garage, carport, 15 KW baclk-
up generator. $1.695 million
Triplex #504, one three-bedroom two-bathroom that is 1950 sq ft
on the top floor and 2 Two-
bedroom one-bath apartments
on the bottom floor, property
is 90 x 100 Appraised at $
440,000 This month sales price
Turtle Rocks #525 beautifully built 3 bedroom 1/2 bath on over
27,000 sq. ft of property
REDUCED 201,600

Great Business Opportunity #506 A restaurant that is ready to
go with all the necessary equip-
ment needed to operate this
lovely building, has sea views, is
on I00'x120' lot.
REDUCED $291,500.

Agape Villa Murphy Town #503 Two free standing structures
containing four one-bedroom,
one bathroom apartment units
that are fully furnished with
central air conditioning. Sits
on 15,000 sq. ft. Landscaped.
All units are rented. REDUCED $227,900 Person purchasing this will have
an instant business.

Sales Agent
Three bedroom, two bathroom home, #500 fully furnished,
central air conditioning, on 9,000
sq. ft. Landscaped with beautiful
trees and lawn. Rented. REDUCED

Murphy Town #517 beautiful 2 bedroom, 2 bath 900 sq. ft home built
--on 10,000 sq. ft. of property,
'' fenced in, beautiful landscaping

Sandy Point #510 waterfront 3 bedroom 3 bathroom 2,000 sq. ft.
home with sunken living room,
TV room, dining room and large
kitchen on a lot over 26,000
sq. ft. of land. $265,000

Three unit townhouse #502 each unit is 1500 sq ft and
fully furnished. Located behind
John Bull in Marsh Harbour.
R Great rental income. Sale price

Turtle Rocks Lot #519 $40,700
Lot on Treasure Cay Golf Course $99,000
Lot on Galleon Bay, Treasure Cay $275,000
Duplex, 2 I-bed, I-bath apts. off Forest Drive in Dundas Town

Osbourne Stuart, CRS, CRES, BRI, SVC
Broker, Appraiser, President with 19 years experience
Perry Thomas, BRI
Salesman and Rentals, Marsh Harbour branch with 10 years experience
Call Adler Realty to have your next appraisal done
Rent your apartment or find an apartment to rent.We can help.

Great Cistern Estates Nine lots for sale in new gated
community in Great Cistern, Abaco. Residential only
Lot A 8,491 sf $30,000 gross Lot F 11,741 sf $93,928 gross
Lot B 11,759 sf $94,072 gross Lot G 10,868 sf $86,944 gross
Lot C 8,800 sf $70,400 gross Lot H 12,514 sf $100,112 gross
Lot D 8,676 sf $34,700 gross Lot I 10,474 sf $83,792 gross
Lot E 12,010 sf $96,080 gross
For sale three lots located on South Lubbers Quarters in the
Abaco Ocean Club Estate. Lots number I 44, 112. These lots are priced
individually. 11,022 sf. $88,000 gross
Lot #44 13,307 sf $98,000 gross Lot # 112 20,485 sf. $175,000 gross
For sale 15 acres of land at Baker's Heights near
Leisure Lee off the Treasure Cay Highway. Priced at $450,000, this property
will go fast. Call today.
Two lots 84 ft. x 100 ft. near Treasure Cay, one mile
northwest of Treasure Cay School. $49,5 00 each
Two lots for sale located on hillside in Yellow-
woodProperty adjacent to The Abaco Club on Winding Bay
Lot# 7 G3 size 12,600 s.f. $63,000 gross
Lot # 7 G4 size 12,600 s.f. $63,000 gross
Triplex for sale Murphy Town 2 one-bedroom, one-bath and
I two-bedroom, one-bath. $145,000
6 lots in Marsh Harbour off Don MacKay Blvd.
4 lots 10,286.1 sq. ft. $59,659 each
2 lots 12,086.1 sq. ft. $70,099 each
4 lots in Murphy Town, water view, across from Abaco
Block and Concrete, commercial, 56,260 sq. ft.
Sold separately 3 lots $48,614 each, I at $48,730, I at $106,745
Hillside lot in Yellow Wood with view of Winding Bay Beach
and ocean view, lot size 120 x 90. Gross price $145,000

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Section B Page 9

SalesTeam of
Ed& Cindy Newell
James Moir Broker

Exquisite Beachfront Estate # 1234-New custom designed
3 bed, 4 bath Ocean Blvd home. plus 2 bed, 1 bath guest
house. Total 7,793 s/funder roofon 1.5 acre grounds
Beachside pool, numerous enhancements. $8,049,000.
"Argyll House" # 483 Elegantly furnished, elegant 4 bed,
5.5 bath, 6.900 s/f Ocean Blvd. estate on 1.6 landscaped
acres with 153' beachfront. Includes vehicles & 2 additional
residential lots REDUCED TO $3,995,000.
"Peace & Plenty "# 1059-7 bed, 4.5 bath, 2 storey furnished
Ocean Blvd. home. 163' of beach frontage, 1.453 landscaped
acres, magnificent sea views, superior finishes. $3,800,000.
"FinalApproach"# 601 Recently renovated, furnished
canal front 2 storey, 5,500 s/f 5 bedroom, 4.5 bath private home
on large property, 100' private dock. 4 car garage $2,625,000.
"Another World" # 1007 -Ocean Blvd. 4 bed. 4.5 bath, 3,500
s/f furnished beachfront home, pool, patio & garage on 1.2
landscaped acres. Excellent rental income history. $2,500,000.
"Trident House" # 317 Superb 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath fully
furnished, 3500 s/f beach front home. NOW $1,999,000.
"Firh Tales" # 808- 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,
furnished 3 bed, 3 bath canal front home, 3,040 s/f under roolf
double garage. 165' of dockage, new boat li t. $1,495,000.
Windward Beach-Beachfront Home# 1191- 2 bed. 2 bath.
1,550 s/f urnished beach home. 200'sandy beachfront.
32,724 s/f landscaped property,separate garage. $1,425,000,
Palm Bay Harbousfront 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
"Laguna Galleon Bay # 745 3 bed. 2 bath single storey.
1,550 s/feanal front home, furnished. elevated landscaped lot.
carport & garage, deep water dock with boat lift. $985,000.
"Sea Cliff"' 733 Exquisite Design. Fabulous Location.
Water Views, 3 bed, 3 bath, 2 level home, 2 car garage on
I acre elevated property. Elegantly furnished, 150 steps
from beach. Excellent rental income history. $799,000.
"Just OffThe Beach"# 1210-3 bed. 2 bath, 2.244 s/f
furnished home on 11,280 s/f parcel. Recently upgraded, well
maintained, enclosed yard, close to beach. $295,000.
"Home, Sweet Home" # 784- 2 bed, 2 bath, 1,240 s/f
furnished home on 13,500 s/f lot. closeto beach. Adjoining lot
also available. $268,000.
Royal Poincana Beachfront Condominiums -Phase 4
# 716) Premier 3 level. 3 bed, 4.5 bath, plus loft newly built
condos on Treasuro Cay Beach. 2,860 s/f under roof, attached
garage. 644 s/f covered/open balconies/porches. $2,075,000.
Bahama Beach Club 2046 # 1009 3 bed, 3 bath, 2nd level
Phase 5 condo, closest to beach, tasteful contemporary
furnishings, unparalleled sea & beach views. $1,150,000.
Bahama Beach Club 2020 # 1139-3 bed, 2 bath, 1,650 s/f
2nd level beachfront condo, Stunningly furnished, elegantly
decorated. Superior beach & ocean views, $1,035,000.
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. REDUCED TO $1,029,000.
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. Golfcart garage. Great sea & beach views. $865,000.
Atlantis Condlo #2201 # 1175 -2 bed, 2 bath, 1,000 s/f,
2nd level furnished waterfront condo. Recently renovated.
well maintained. Includes storage garage & private boat
slip/dock. Near beach, $460,000.


Prime Real Estate Listings Throughout Abaco

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 & golf cart
garage. Overlooks Brigantine Bay, Near beach $499,950.
Beach Villa 507 # 782 Newly renovated. 2 bed. 2 bath
1,150 s/f villa, plus 592 s/fpatios. 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.
Beach Villa 703# 1209- 2 bed, 2 bath 885 s/f furnished villa
close to beach, marina, restaurants & shopping area. Great
rental income potential. $349,000.
Mainer's Cove Condominiums
# 1181 4 bedroom. 3 bath. 2 level. 1.650 s/f furnished harbour
frontcondo. tastefully refurbished. $649,000.
# 959-2 bed, 1 bath.2 level fuirnished condo, overlooks
marina, includes full size garage. REDUCEDTO $279,000,
# 454 -2 bed, 1 bath, 2 level, poolside condo $295,000.
# 928 2 bed, I bath 2 level unit, overlooks harbour $279,000.
# 985 -2 bed, 2 bath, 2 level "turn-key" harbour front end unit,
Refurbished in 2000 REDUCED TO $271,500.
# 655 -2 bed. 1 bath condo with marina view $274,000.
# 455 -1 bed, 1 bath, ground level, poolside $185,900.
Beachfront Parcel- Ocean Blvd. # 876 1.5 acres with 100'
ofbeach frontage, on spectacular Treasure Cay Beach, All
utilities available Gorgeous beach & sea views- $1,510,000.
Beach & Canal Lot Package #941- Windward Beach lot with
100' of beach frontage on Sea of Abaco, PLUS Galleon Bay lot
with approx. 76' ofsea-walled canal frontage $1,446,000,
Windwar Beachl # 999 12,750 s/f Beachfront parcel with
85' of frontage on Sea of Abaco. All utilities available, great
building site. $599,950.
Windward Beach i 1090 12,100 s/f Beachfront parcel with
85' o frontage on Sea ofAbaco, Native stone/concrete bulk
head. All utilities available, great building site. $845,000.
Brigantine Bay# 1200- 13,664 s/f canalfront parcel with 106'
of bulkheaded deep water frontage. Includes dock & dolphin
pilings, all utilities available, Superb water views. $525,000.
Brigantine Bay # 841 11,220 s/f cleared canal lot with 80'
protected deep water frontage on quiet street. New 40' dock
& 16,000 Ib boat lift. All utilities available. $485,500.
Windward Beach # 817 Half acre waterfront parcel directly
on Sea ofAbaco. 124' beach frontage. Newly installed sea
wall. All utilities available. $482,000.
Brigantine Bay # 1173 & 1174 2 adjacent deep water canal
parcels, each 11.200 s/f with 80' bulk head. Cleared. all
utilities available. Purchaseboth& SAVE! EACH $422,000.
Galleon Bay# 422- Prime 10,295 s/fcleared canal lot. 88' +
protected canal frontage, all utilities available. $350,000.
Brigantine Bay # 1193 Choice canal lot of 13.200 s/f with
100' of bulkheaded sea wall. All utilities available. Great
water views. Ready to build. $347,000.
Galleon Bay # 1208- Large20,970 s/f canal parcel with
90'+deep water dock & dolphin pilings. All utilities available.
Fantastic building lot, great water views. $299,950.
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.
"Sea View" GreatAbaco Club # 1203 -3 bed, 2.5 bath,
1,880 s/f furnished sea view home on 4,918 s/fparcel. Well
maintained, great rental income potential Includes private deep
water dock, $769,000,

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"Paradise Point" # 659 Furnished 3 bed, 2.5 bath. 2.400 s/f
waterfront home with porches & balconies on 1/2 acre. 193'
elevated Sea of Abaco frontage. Fantastic views. $656,000.
"seaGlas Cottage" # 1237 Charming 2 bed, 2.5 bath, 3 level
furnished beachfront home on private 1.20 acre parcel.1.800
s/f under roof plus 900 s/f decks/patios. 100' sandy & iron
rock shoreline. Panoramic sea views. $949,500.
"Turtle's Rock" # 1062 3 bedropom, 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
loll 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/f canal lot w/130' frontage & 105' deep water
dock w/ water & electricity, Fantastic beach nearby $345,000.

# 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.

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

# 81 10.400 s/f sea view corner lot near beach $107.000,

# 998- 13,459 s/f canal view corner lot, near beach $ 96,500.

# 567 2.139 acres on highway near Leisure Lee $149,700.
"Ridge Runner" # 1185-6 bed, 4 bath, 3,100 sq. ft. furnished
home includes main house. separate master suite, guest cottage.
pool & dock situated on 1.74 elevated acres with 330' of
shoreline. Superb panoramic water views. $2,599,000.
Atlantic Oceanfront Parcel #746 Approx. 1 acre residential
parcel, 154' elevated shoreline near Orchid Bay community,
great ocean views. $395,000.
Boiling Hole Parcel # 1022- Total 11 acres sea-to-sea from
Sea of Abaco to bay side. 153' high rocky shoreline on Sea of
Abaco. (Also available in smaller parcels.) $299,500.
Sunset Ridge Community Lots # 570 14 spacious residential
lots from 14,792 s/f to 18,488 s/f. High elevation, close to
Treasure Cay. All utilities available. Starting at $47,500.
Boiling Hole Lots # 1030 2 Sea of Abaco waterfront parcels
on Great Abaco Highway. Choice of 73' or 80' rocky shoreline.
utilities available, great sea views. Each $95,000.
"High Point" Seaview Lot # 684 lilltop 0.405 acre parcel
on White Sound BlufToverlooking Sea of Abaco, 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. $155,000.

Inland Lot Near Beach Large 21,450 sff level lot on main
street, electricity & telephone available $59,500.
Inland Lot Near Beach (Ref# 756) Large 13,000 s/f lot near
white sandy Atlantic Ocean beaches, native vegetation. Good
road access. $38,000.
Ocean View Residential Lot # 887 Elevated, hillside corner
parcel.12,600 s/f+/-, close to sandy Atlantic Ocean beachfront.
All utilities available. Ideal building site. $179,000.

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Page 10 Section B

The Abaconian

December 15, 2008

Shoppers enjoy Open House events

One of the pleasures of the holiday sea-
son for many people is attending the open
house events held in several Marsh Har-
bour businesses. This allows the shoppers
to see the newest stock the shops have, get
ideas for gifts and enjoy the ambiance of
leisurely shopping while conversing with
Sand Dollar Shoppe
offered wide variety
By Jennifer Hudson
Abaco Gold Sand Dollar Shoppe held
Open House each Friday evening begin-
ning on November 28th and continuing to
December 20. The friendly, helpful staff
were at the ready to assist shoppers with
choices and offer information on their
newest lines. A drawing was held at each
Open House for two excellent prizes and
everyone who entered the doors was eli-
gible. First prize each time was a beauti-
ful piece of jewelry and second prize was
dinner for two at a local restaurant. On
December 23 a drawing will be held for
an exquisite pendant and pair of matching
earrings. This final drawing is open to all
who make any purchase at the store leading
up to Christmas.
The shop was brimming with lovely
items from jewelry to ceramics and cloth-
ing, and many new and unusual products
were to be seen. The Sand Dollar Shoppe
carries a full line of precious gemstones
and also semi-precious stones. It also car-
ries two big lines of very affordable silver
jewelry. Sterling Reputation is silver with a
platinum finish "which has the look of plat-
inum with a silver price tag," says Monica
Higgs, Owner/Manager. The other silver
line is sterling with painted enamel which
is very colorful and eye catching. There



is also a wide range of Cubit Zirconium
jewelry which looks just like precious dia-
monds but for a mere fraction of the price
The large centre display case showcases
the Abaco Gold line which is the finest
hand crafted 14K gold jewelry. There are
over 500 nautical and sea life designs to
choose from each made on site by ninth
generation Abaconians. These prove to be
very popular with the tourists in particu-
lar. Although there are so many incredible
pieces to choose from, customers can have
the jeweler create any piece in any design
they desire and can imagine. There is also
a lovely selection of conch pearl jewelry.
Each pearl is appraised and purchased indi-
vidually from local fishermen, then set into
a unique piece of jewelry. Conch pearls
can also be customized into jewelry of an
individual's choice.
A new line of items such as bags of
bath-salts, candles and pot pouri jars for
aromatherapy and relaxation called Exotic
Recovery smell absolutely tantalizing, look
most attractive and make delightful acces-
sories for the home. There is a large new
line of turtles, porpoise and fish figurines
carved from marble with colorations and
markings which are extremely beautiful
and unusual. Another new line of ceram-
ic/poly resin finish figurines is very eye
catching and colorful.
The popular Fresh Produce and Guy
Harvey clothing items are still very much
in evidence and a new line has been added
called Life is Good. This includes a variety
of items such as clothing, mugs, picture
frames, caps and the coziest socks you will
ever find.
A brand new shipment of jewelry ar-
rived just in time for Christmas shopping

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and customers were offered a 30 percent
saving on jewelry until Christmas Eve.
Many other items were reduced such as
beach bags 20 percent off and items on the
bargain racks at the back of the store 50
percent off.
Store owners are expecting their busi-
est nights to be right before Christmas as
seems to be customary each year. Custom-
ers were able to sit on the porch lit by the
traditional nativity scene and partake of
refreshments and hors d'oeuvres prepared
by Mangoes after enjoying browsing the
Buds N' Blooms expands
in time for the Open House
By Samantha V. Evans
It is an annual tradition for the Christ-
mas season to begin with special events
and the open house at Buds n' Blooms is

one of those such events. Friday evening
November 28th from 6-9 p.m. it held the
open house at its new suite in Memorial
Plaza. This was the first time that 10 per-
cent discount was given off all items pur-
chased on this night. Every year the colors
of Christmas change and this year was no
different. Besides the traditional red, gold,
and green, brown has been added to this
year's color scheme. Butterfly arrange-
ments are new this year along with orna-
ments in the shape of word pillows, candy
arrangements, ice cream cones, cupcakes,
and other fun treats. Candles, throw blan-
kets and hand bags with Scripture verses
also make good gifts. For those persons
who like non-traditional tree toppers, glit-
tered leaves are also available at the store in

Please see Open House Page 11

Open House events, popular in Marsh Harbour during this month, are a time when shop-
pers can see friends while browsing for gifts and home decorations. This group was in
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Open House From Page 10
various colors. Motivational wall plaques,
sterling silver bracelets, and other unique
gift items can also be purchased within.
Buds n' Blooms is pleased to announce
its Christmas tree decorating service as
well as other holiday decorating for homes
and businesses. This service includes deco-
rating Christmas trees, garlands, wreaths,
Christmas arrangements and more. The
shop rents chairs, tables, and chair cover-
ings for weddings and parties. Customers
are encouraged to place their orders early
for fresh Christmas centerpieces, boxwood
trees, wreaths and fresh floral arrange-
ments. Just in time for Christmas, the
shop would like to introduce its fruit ar-
rangements which make great gifts and are
excellent for parties, new baby showers,
birthdays, anniversa-
ries or any other func-
tion or occasion. All
orders must be placed
three days in advance
of any event.
Coming in Decem-
ber, Casiah's Candy
Bar and Destiny's Par-
ty Room will be opened
to the public for busi-
ness. The candy bar
will specialize in bulk
candy and chocolate,
candy arrangements,
gift items for children,
novelty candy toys, and
special occasion candy. Men as well as v
The party rental room can buy gifts ea
will be rented out for frequently can m
small parties, decora- in their selection

tions and lots more. Persons interested in
utilizing any of these services can contact
the store at 367-2837.
Palm Cottage held
an Open House
By Jennifer Hudson
Palm Cottage Furniture and Home Ac-
cessories Store and Wood You Furniture,
located adjacent to each other on Don
MacKay Boulevard, invited the commu-
nity to an Open House on November 22.
Mrs. Chana Albury, proprietor of Palm
Cottage, was pleased with the turnout of
customers who came to enjoy some wine,
hors d'oeuvres and Christmas cheer while
browsing amongst the many items the store
has to offer.
This year the "piece de resistance" was a
Christmas tree decorated entirely with nau-

vomen appreciate Open House events so they
sily. The shop keepers are very helpful and
'ake suggestions that will assist the shoppers

tical ornaments, shells and sea glass gar-
lands. It was much admired and many of
the ornaments went home with customers
to spend Christmas on the trees of homes
in and around Marsh Harbour. An assort-
ment of very nice quality Santas, elves and
gingerbread people which were also for
sale gave the store a festive atmosphere.
As usual the store was resplendent with
a large variety of attractively upholstered
couches, love seats and chairs as well as

hand painted tables and chests, rugs, cush-
ions, baskets, pictures, lamps and novel-
ties. There were many unusual items to
be found especially nautical items, wood
carvings, ceramics, glass, metal sculptures
and some quirky wall signs for inside or
outside the home.
Mrs. Albury continues to look for top
Please see Open House Page 22

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The Abaconian Section B Page 11


North Abaco News

North Abaco News
By Vernique Russell
Christmas in the park
The Treasure Cay Town Committee in
conjunction with the North Abaco Dis-
trict Council will host Christmas in the
Park on December 22nd beginning at 6
p.m. This year's event will feature the
Royal Bahamas Police Force Marching
Band and the Pop Band and the Prime
Minister, the Rt. Hon. Hubert Ingra-
ham, who is also Member of Parliament
for North Abaco. The event will include
a Christmas carol service and activities

for the children. There will be surprises
and prizes for the children. The highlight
of the evening will be the lighting of the
Christmas tree. This event will be at the
Don Corbett Basketball Court in Treasure
Cay. The Committee is inviting the public
to join the festivities as they ring in the
yuletide season.
Local Government news
The North Abaco District Council con-
tinues to work to improve the communities
it has responsibilities for. The Council is
actively trying to provide wholesome ac-
tivities and assistance in the community in

This is the plan of the recreational park that is under construction at the north end of
Treasure Cay beach. The middle of the picture shows a large pavilion with nine cabanas.
Back from the beach is a restroom block. The park will have volleyball and tennis courts.
Two playgrounds will provide recreation for the younger crowd. Most of the buildings are
now underway and a large parking lot is already paved. This will be a place for all North
Abaco residents to gather. It is being made possible by the Rt. Hon. Hubert Ingraham.
Last year each member of Parliament was allocated $100,000 to be spent in his constitu-
ency. Mr. Ingraham felt that North Abaco would benefit from a park. More facilities will
be added with his allocation for this year.

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any possible way. Among the latest con-
tribution by the district was a donation to
the Treasure Cay Emergency Services.
The Council presented a cheque for $600
to help defray the expenses that they are
encountering to complete the building. The
Council is very grateful for the services
that are being provided to the northern part
of the island. The emergency services have
played an active support role and for this
the committee is appreciative.
The family park and recreational area
project on the north end of Treasure Cay
Beach is near completion. To date the pa-
vilion of the structure is ready for the roof
to go on. However, work to the project has
ceased until after the holidays. When work
commences, the roof will be constructed

and the project will be a step closer to
Santa Claus is
coming to town
You better watch out, you better not
cry, you better not pout, I'm telling you
why. Santa Claus is coming to town.
On December 25th at 9 p.m. Santa will
land in Treasure Cay. The public is in-
vited to meet Santa at the Tipsy Seagull in
Treasure Cay to collect goodies and take
photos with Santa. This tradition began
over 25 years ago and has continued ever
since. Santa is brought to Treasure Cay
Please see North Page 73

5. C. lootle MHzgn Sccool held a combined Tianksgiving service and awards ceremony.
The students and staff collected food for the needy in North Abaco and brought it to the
service. Boxes of food can be seen in this photo.

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More North Abaco News

North From Page 12
by the Treasure Cay Property Owners
Association. The property owners wish
everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy
New Year.
Second Homeowners
Make Donation
Former Senior Medical Attendant at the
Corbett Medical Centre, Dr. Ron Wilson,
and his wife, Mrs. Jackie Wilson, who
are second homeowners in Treasure Cay,
graciously donated a variety of balls to the
Physical Education Department of S.C.
Bootle High School recently. The balls
were enthusiastically received and will
aid greatly in the athletic programs at the

school. The school thanks the Wilsons for
their kind donation.
Business news
Heavenly Manna is opened
The newest restaurant in Treasure Cay,
the Heavenly Manna, is open and serving
an international cuisine from around the
world including Jamaican, American and
Italian dishes along with Bahamian dishes.
The restaurant hosted its grand opening
on December 6th. The evening was filled
with fun and excitement as the owner cut
the ribbon to officially open the restau-
rant. Those in attendance were treated to
scrumptious delights. A prayer of blessing
was uttered for the establishment. The op-
erating hours are Monday and Wednesday

7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Thursday to Saturday
7 a.m. to 9 p.m. The restaurant will serve
breakfast and lunch daily and dinner only
on the weekend. An invitation is extended
to the public to feast on one of the many
available scrumptious specials. Heavenly
Manna is located in the Brent Lowe Plaza
in Treasure Cay.
School News
Treasure Cay Primary cel-
ebrates Thanksgiving
The staff and students of the Treasure
Cay Primary School celebrated Thanks-
giving in grand style. With an attitude
of appreciation firstly to God for all the
blessings He bestowed upon them, then
to friends who have faithfully supported
the school, the children performed songs,
dances, recitations and special readings.
The celebration was a grand success and

those in attendance enjoyed the show.
Awards celebration
The Cooper's Town Primary School
awarded the students in grades two through
six for their hard work and accomplish-
ment over the school year 2007-2008. The
students were treated to an inspiring mes-
sage to strive for excellence by the guard-
ian counselor of the Sherlin Bootle School,
Rashida Murray. They were encouraged to
keep climbing the ladder for good success.
Parents and well wishers gathered for the
celebration and cheered the children on as
they received their awards.
Congratulations to the students of Coo-
per's Town Primary for a job well done.

Please see North Page 14

Many students of S.C. Bootle High School were recognized for their outstanding aca-
demic records at an awards ceremony. These trophies were donated by Treasure Cay
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More North Abaco News

North From Page 13
Sherlin Bootle celebrated
its Awards Day and
Thanksgiving Service
S.C. Bootle celebrated its Awards Day
and Thanksgiving Service on November
28. This was done in the spirit of giving
and receiving. Students who performed
well for the academic year 2007-2008 in
the different subject areas were presented
with trophies and plaques. High flyers
were rewarded for GPA's over 3.5. Stu-
dents who worked hard were, indeed, very
happy to be recognized and rewarded .
This was evident by the many smiles.
Guest speaker for the occasion was

Pastor Cedric Bullard from Revival Time
Pentecostal Church in Cooper's Town. He
related some of his own experiences when
he was a child. He encouraged the students
to follow their dreams but most of all to
put God first. For those students who did
not receive awards, he told them to work
harder and be a leader and not a follower.
To those who performed well, he said to
continue working hard.
Treasure Cay Ltd. is the sponsor for this
event and the S.C. Bootle family is very
grateful for this kind gesture. The special
guests included Mr. Theophilus Cox, Ad-
ministrator for North Abaco, and Ms. Pau-
la Morley and Mr. Eric Collie, representa-
tives for Treasure Cay Ltd. Math teacher,
Mr. Rudolph Kawalram, presented his

Dr. and Mrs. Ron Wilson, long time residents of Treasure Cay and a practicing doctor
until his recent retirement, donated many balls to the physical education department of
S.C. Bootle High School. The Wilsons are pictured with students and a staff member of
the school.

BJC students with cash prizes for their ex-
traordinary effort in the BJC math exams
last year.
The students of S.C. Bootle demon-
strated what it means to care by donating
food items to be presented to the Anglican
Church in Black Wood for distribution.
Although faced with trying times, the stu-
dents gave willingly during this Thanks-
giving season.
Report Card Day
National Report Card is December 18th.
Principals are urging parents to collect their
children's report cards. It is also a time
that parents can meet with their children's
teachers to find out their work habits and
progress. Teachers are encouraging par-
ents to visit the school more frequently and
check on their children. Report cards can
be collected between the hours of 9 a.m.
and 3 p.m.
Church News
Christmas Productions Notice
Churches and civic organizations
throughout North Abaco will host pro-
grams and productions celebrating the
holidays. On December 25th the Church
of God in Cooper's Town will host its an-
nual Christmas production. The show will
feature songs, dances and skits. On De-
cember 28th the Full Gospel Assembly of
God in Treasure Cay will host its annual
Christmas production. This year's produc-
tion will feature dances, skits, recitals and
a grand finale dramatization of a play that
will make you laugh, cry and want to see it
over and over again.
Beloved Pastor Dies
Pastor Cecil Forbes, Senior Associate

Pastor of Full Gospel Assembly in Trea-
sure Cay and District Presbyter for the
Abaco District of the Assemblies of God
Churches, passed away. Pastor Forbes had
a tragic fall at Camp Abaco during the dis-
trict day celebrations on October 13 and
had to be airlifted to Nassau for further
medical attention. He was hospitalized and
underwent surgeries. Following the surger-
ies his healing process was coming along
fine. Just a few days before he was to be
released from the hospital, the community
of Treasure Cay was saddened to learn that
he had passed away.
Pastor Forbes was a man of integrity,
loyalty and character. He was one who no
matter what your disposition in life he al-
ways gave a ray of hope and showed that
he believed in you. He was a loving and
gentle man who did anything in his power
to assist people in their time of need. He
was a caring and faithful man who stood
for righteousness and believed in fairness.
He had a heart of gold and impacted many
His funeral service was held at the Full
Gospel Assembly in Treasure Cay and
hundreds of people came from near and
far to pay their final respect to him. Many
spoke with kind words about the impact he
had on their lives and the difference he had
made. One thing that remained the same
in all of the testimonies was that he was
an irreplaceable man who has left a void
that cannot be filled. A genuine man who
did not just preach but practiced what he
preached. The community of Treasure Cay

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December 15, 2008

I More North Abaco NewsI

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

Hope Town's Newest & Finest

North From Page 14
and North Abaco at large has lost a great
man, a fighter, a man of valor, a father to
many, a friend and an example of true god-
ly living. The community expresses their
heartfelt sympathy to the Forbes family as
they go through this hour of bereavement.
Service of Appreciation
In an effort to give roses while Bishop
Wright is alive, the congregation of Reviv-
al Time Pentecostal Church hosted a ser-
vice of appreciation for the general over-
seer of that body. The service was held on
November 30th at the church in Cooper's
Town. People from all walks of life and
all denominations joined the host church
to honor a man whose contribution to the
gospel is priceless. For many years Bishop
Wright traveled the streets of Abaco to
carry the gospel. He founded the church
more than 25 years ago and served as Se-
nior Pastor ever since. Recently he passed
the pastoral baton on to Pastor Cedric Bul-
lard, who is the grandson of the late Jeffery
Cox, co-founder. His life and work have
produced many fruits and for this he was
honored. Men of the clergy of all denomi-
nations spoke sincere words of the impact
that he has had on their lives and encour-
aged him. The appreciation service cli-
maxed a week of services. The community
of North Abaco joins the family of Revival
Time Pentecostal in extending gratitude to
Bishop Henry Wright for his work.
Baptist Fun Day
The Baptist churches throughout North
Abaco held a fun day for the youth on No-
vember 29th. The fun day was held at the
Don Corbett Basketball Court. There were

lots of activities to participate in, lots of
food, music and fun. The fun day was used
as to unite the group, a time of fellowship
and fun. Those who attended enjoyed the
event and are certainly looking forward to
the next one.
People in the news
Wedding Bells
On November 14th Ms. Elizabeth Huyler
and Mr. Jamal McDonald exchanged vows
at the Revival Time Pentecostal Church
in a ceremony officiated by Rev. George
Rolle. Many people gathered to celebrate
with the couple. A garden evening recep-
tion was hosted following the ceremony at
the couple's residence in Cooper's Town.
Ms. Desiree Lowe and Mr. Algereo
Edgecombe will pledge their love to each
other on December 13 with a garden recep-
tion following at the home of the bride's
parents. Ms. Lowe is the daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Brent Lowe of Treasure Cay and
Mr. Edgecombe is the son of Mr. and Mrs.
Garnet Edgecombe of Cooper's Town.
The community of North Abaco con-
gratulates both couples on the start of their
lives together.
Tragic accident takes a life
An accident that occurred on the Sher-
lin Bootle Highway near the settlement of
Cedar Harbour on November 28th claimed
the life of Felecia Laura Pritchard, 21, and
left another fighting for his life. Happily,
the victim that was hospitalized is now
released but is still under doctor's watch.
The community of North Abaco extends
sympathy to the family of the deceased. It

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The Abaconian

December 15, 2008

Scurvy Few collects Toys for Tots

By Samantha V. Evans
The 11th annual Toys for Tots was held
on December 6th across from Memorial
Plaza. The Scurvy Few Motorcycle Club
organizes this event to raise funds for this
worthy cause every year. The group, made
up of local Abaconians, is proud to bring
joy to the lives of so many kids across this
island. With the help of local churches
and local government, toys are distributed
from Grand Cay to Moore's Island. The
group plans to distribute 750 to 800 toys
this year which will total approximately
$9,000. The money for the toys will come
from monetary donations and toys from the
community, fund raisers like this one and
from donations by the members. Toy box-
es were strategically placed in banks to al-

low residents
to purchase
and drop off
toys they
would like to
give to help
them meet
their quota
of gifts.
This year This girl was very proud of
the group her lion face.
donation cans which can be seen at busi-
ness places primarily in Central Abaco to
collect additional funds.
At the Toys for Tots fund raiser, a day of
games, activities and food was planned for
the entire family to enjoy. The kids were

able to have their picture taken with Santa,
get their face painted, enjoy the bouncing
castle and eat delicious food including hot
dogs, hamburgers, cotton candy, conch frit-
ters, and beverages. Midday about a dozen
Scurvy Few members rode the streets of
Abaco on their motorcycles ending at the
site led by a fire engine. It was exciting for
the kids to see the fire truck and so many
motorcycles all at once. To make the day
even more exciting, three bicycles were
raffled off to make three kids very happy
this Christmas. The raffle was held at 5
p.m. and the lucky kids were Erwin from
Dundas Town, Dakota Albury and Mariah
Long, both from Marsh Harbour.

Cotton candy was a popular snack at the Toys for Tots mini fair held in Marsh Harbour
on December 6. The fair was raising money to buy toys for less fortunate chilren on
Abaco. The Scurvy Few hopes to distribute 750 to 800 toys. The members will work with
church leaders and local government officials in each community for the distribution of
the gifts.

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Casuarina Point home 1439 2/2 home on large
landscaped lot. Dock approval in place.
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December 15, 2008

J ithLough the
holiday of Christmas comes but once a year, all
of us at BTC try to make that Christmas feeling
of giving prevail year 'round with savings and
specials on our many products and services.
Whether it's with our "Mad Minutes" program
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just to name a few of our money saving prod-
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As we enter the holiday season this year, we
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connected to friends and family as we go about
our daily lives because that is what is at the
heart of the holidays: staying in touch with our
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News of the Cays

Man of War
Arts and Crafts Show
By Mirella Santillo
There were objects for everyone's taste
at the third annual Man-O-War Arts and
Crafts Show that took place on December
6th, the perfect time for people looking for
Christmas presents. Approximately 20 ven-
dors had gathered next to the playground to
sell cookies, candies, cakes, some to eat on
the spot, some in gift containers, cooked
food, home made ice cream and, of course,
many handcrafted items, a lot of them made
of wood, the specialty of Man-O-War. The
ladies displayed their wares on tables set in
the middle of the tents while the men were
on the outskirts.
After a necessary stop at the food ta-
bles, working your way around the tents,
you would have stopped at Mrs. Mandy
Sands to perhaps buy one or more of the
many Androsia fabric items she had cre-
ated, such as place mats, purses, tot bags,
aprons and cushions. Next, the native sea-
scapes of Ms. Sonya Albury attracted your
attention as well as the clay turtles or star
fish pendants, brightly decorated, hanging
on a contrasting ribbon, the perfect present
for a young girl. And you could not help
but stop at Mrs. Crissy Eldon's display of
jewelry or on a more practical note you
might have found something useful at the
next stand where wooden hotplates, towel
holders, small boxes and driftwood picture
frames were displayed. More decorated
frames and mirrors, more glass beads
jewelry awaited you on the opposite side
of the tent. Then there were hundreds of
Christmas ornaments, all made of various
shells and decorated in the season's spirit

by Mrs. Netica Roberts. Near the entrance
was Ms. Tuppy Weatherford's artistic pho-
tographs of local flora and fauna.
The woodwork was exquisitely hand-
crafted. From the multi-drawer wooden
boxes, reminding one of the Art-Deco pe-
riod, of Mr. Ricky Sweeting, Jr. and the
wooden salad bowls and miniature vases
of his father Mr Ricky Sweeting Sr, pol-
ished to a mirror shine to the wooden pens
of Mr Philip Sands or the boat models of
Mr Andy Albury, all were a delight to the
Please see Cays Page 21

About 20 artisans displayed their work at the Man-O-War Arts and Crafts Show held on
December 6. Many of the items were wood craft, a tradition of the community. Along with
the artwork, others offered enticing food, another area that Man-O-War excels in. The
crowds came from many communities to browse and Christmas shop.

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Jewelry was a popular item offered for sale
at the Man-O-War Arts and Crafts Show.
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December 15, 2008

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Cays From Page 20
eyes. Further away children's furniture
held drift wood lamps and a rocking camel
was ready for its rider.
Many went on the morning ferry but not
many left without a shopping bag in their
hands. The weather had cooperated; it was
sunny and mild, the perfect day to browse
and enjoy the socializing that accompanies
these functions. If you missed the event,
there will be another one in spring. The
organizers, Mrs Mandy Sands, Ms. Sonya
Albury, Mrs. Crissy Eldon and Mrs. Net-
ica Roberts, are already planning the next
show that will take place in April during
the first Man-O-War's Heritage Festival.

Scotland Cay donates to
MOW school
Forty-two families on Scotland Cay
have put together over $10,000 in private
funds that they donated to the Man-O-War
Primary School on December 12th. In ad-
dition to the cash donation one resident is
donating a new recliner to be use as a prize
for the annual Flea Market that the Man-O-
War School holds in February.
While some residents have decided to
donate school and office supplies to the
Man-O-War-O-War School, others are
putting together donations for the annual
flea market event.
These gestures by the Scotland Cay ho-
meowners are greatly appreciated.

Kids of Small World Learning Center in Man-O-War Cay delivered cookies and sang car-
ols to the elderly and shut-in folks on the island. Everyone had great time and the group
looks forward to doing this again. Small World Learning Center is a Christian preschool
that is in its 9th year of operation. Some of its first students are now in high school.





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Abaco has to offer. Abaco Eco, a new
eco-tourism business, is opening with a
focus on kayak rentals and tours. The
business will be based in Hope Town and
will offer tours of the Elbow Cay area
with plans to expand to Marsh Harbour
in the future.
The choice of name is not accidental.
The word 'eco' emphasizes their goals for
the business: education, conservation and

observation. "We believe that it is impor-
tant to acknowledge the importance and
beauty of the environment. The Bahamas
offers a unique outdoor experience, and
we hope to share the natural beauty that is
Abaco with visitors and residents," says
owner Justin Higgs.
"There's more to mangrove creeks
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to offer them the opportunity to observe
the local wildlife in their natural habitat.
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Hopefully, out of that experience an in-
terest in conservation will increase."
The kayaks are designed for two people
but can be paddled by an experienced per-
son solo. Current tours and rentals offered
include exploring White Sound, paddling
from White Sound north or south along El-
bow Cay or a historic tour of Hope Town
harbour. For the more experienced kay-
akers, calm days offer the opportunity to
visit a portion of the Abaco barrier reef,
the second longest in the Bahamas. You
can cruise along the beaches of Hope Town
stopping at a secluded spot, or take your
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below you.
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quality furniture and exceptional home ac-
cessories and likes to find things which are
different to keep it fresh. Some of the new
items she is bringing in are a five-piece
recliner theatre set for a media room and
kiddie couches and love seats.
All red and green Christmas decorations
and ornaments are on sale plus two shelves
of items and a variety of hand painted
vanities all at 50 percent off. "I keep two
shelves of items at 50 percent off all year
round," stated Mrs. Albury.
Mr. Billy Albury, proprietor of Wood
You, is also always looking for new things
so that he can keep his stock varied. The
store, which is known for its very wide
range of unfinished wood pieces for ev-
ery room in the house, now also carries a
few finished pieces, and items can also be
specially ordered. One of his new pieces
is a three-way crib which begins its life
as a baby crib, then converts to a tod-
dler bed, then a regular twin bed. Many
people may not know that Wood You has
a website which opens up access to the
entire range of products manufactured by
Wood You so that customers are not lim-
ited to what they see in the Abaco store.
Furniture pieces can be selected from the
website and then ordered in the Marsh
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A new tour company, Abaco Eco, offers
tours on kayaks. This is a good way to ap-
preciate the beauty of Abaco.

By Mirella Santillo
The Abaco School Sports Associa-
tion sponsored an inter-schools volleyball
championship which ended on Novem-
ber 29th with games between the finalists
Agape Christian School and S.C. Bootle
High School. St Francis de Sales was also
in the league but did not participate in the
competition because of exams.
The finals took place at Ocean View
Park. The students, all under 20, had prac-
ticed the previous night by playing in a
jamboree with some local women's teams.
The Dolphins of S.C. Bootle won the
Senior Girls' Division while the Senior
Boys' Division's victory went to the Senior
Boys of Agape Christian School. Trophies

will be awarded at a later date.
Volleyball is seeing a return of popular-
ity. In October two women's teams start-
ed playing each weekend, the Spikers, a
group of Murphy Town ladies coached by
Randy Davis, a BTC employee, and the
Divas composed of ladies from Cherokee,
Spring City and Treasure Cay coached by
Insp. Poitier.
Games take place Friday and Saturday
evenings, and Sunday afternoon either
at Ocean View Park or at Abaco Central
High School. There will be a short break
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December 15, 2008

Bird Watching at Baker's Bay

By Mirella Santillo
In spite of the chilly weather, a small
group of local bird watchers left Marsh
Harbour before dawn in the morning of
November 22nd on a bird watching expedi-
tion. The ferry of the Baker's Bay Golf and
Ocean Club carried them to Great Guana

Cay where they observed and recorded
how many different species of birds, espe-
cially migrants, could be seen on that part
of the cay surrounding the resort.
Ms. Shanishka Bain, an environmental-
ist, and Mr. Ricky Johnson, an eco-tour
guide, both employees of Baker's Bay,

organized the trip with Dr. Livingston
Marshall and were escorts for the morn-
ing. The wind and the cold did not pre-
vent the feathered creatures from showing
themselves and 27 species were observed
within a few hours.
A few Royal Terns and several Rudy
Turn-Stones were spotted immediately
upon setting foot on the docks. A bus
transported the bird watchers to the north
of the island to the targeted area and during
the journey more species were spotted.
The first stop was the nursery grounds
which proved to be a great observation area
as a multitude of different species could be
seen fluttering from pot to pot and in the
surrounding trees in search of food.
Next was a coppice inhabited by the usu-
al species Cat Birds, Red-legged Thrushes,
White Crown Pigeons and many Cuban
Emerald Humming Birds. A little Blue
Grey Fly-Catcher was spotted as well as a

couple of Oven Birds and a colorful Cape
May Warbler.
The highlight of the morning, however,
was a quick glimpse of a beautiful, but shy
Key West Dove that darted in the bushes .
Back on the dock for the return trip, two
species of gulls had joined the other birds
on the dock pilings and a Kingfisher was
diving for his meals.
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North From Page 15
is our hope that God will continue to sus-
tain you during this time.
The fu-
neral ser-
vice for Fe-
licia Latara
was held on
13 at End
Time Har-
vest Church
Felicia Pritchard in Crown
Haven. She is survived by her daugh-
ters Livia Brown and Marcie Moxey; fa-
ther Michael Ned Pritchard Sr.; adopted
mother Gwendolyn Bain; stepmother Vi-
venne Pritchard; sisters Alicia and Cath-
erine Martin, Madea Williams, Makenna
I Adnhk

and Makayla Pritchard, Fenicia Cornish,
Suzette, Molly, Ingrid and Ericka Bain;
brothers David Johnson, Rondenero, Ser-
rano and Michael Pritchard Jr., Stephen
Clarke, Leonard Whyms, Osmond Mun-
nings, Clarence and Frederick Bain; nu-
merous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and
a host of other relatives and friends.

Little Abaco
Co-op holds
training workshop
By Cleola Pinder
On December 6th the North Abaco Co-
operative Society Ltd. held a workshop for
its members in Crown Heaven at the New
Revival Time Youth Hall. In attendance
was Mr. Oscar Spencer of the InterDevel-
opment Bank and Dr. Marikis Alverez of

This Cooperative is a multipurpose Co-
operative registered since July 18, 1997.
Little Abaco is a fishing community in the
North and therefore their focus has been
more on the fishing industry. There are 60
active members of which 40 are fisherman
and eight are women.
The international group is assisting the
Cooperative by providing technical sup-
port training and funding to expand the

Cooperative so we can operate a marine
shop, generating economic activity in the
Northern end of Abaco.
The meeting is the first of many.
Officers of the Cooperative are as fol-
lows: Leon O. Pinder President, Burnell
Parker Vice-President, Charlie Mills -
Treasurer, Daniel Curry Assistant Trea-
surer, Wilfred Curry Secretary, and Cle-
ola A. Pinder Director.

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The Abaconian

December 15, 2008

Abaco Beach Resort held
craft class for students

Abaco Cruising Guide

celebrates 20 years
Steve Dodge, a sec-
ond homeowner on
Elbow Cay, cel-
ebrated 20 years of
publishing the Cruis-
ing Guide to Abaco,
updating it annually.
He held a book sign-
ing at Sea Spray Re-
sort on November 27.
He taught history at
Milliken University in
Decatur, Illinois, un
til he retired recently.
He is assisted in pro-
ducing the Guide by
his wife Marjorie and
sons Jon and Jeff.
After much research,
Steve wrote a history
of Abaco, "Abaco -
The History of an Out
Island and Its Cays."
He has since brought
out a Second Edition.

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B.E.C takes this opportunity to give you these valuable
tips to help you safely through the Christmas holidays.
A smoke detector is your best protection. Install one
now or put fresh batteries in the one you now have.
Do not leave Christmas lights on when you leave the
house or when everyone is asleep.
Keep portable heaters and other heat sources away
from Christmas trees.
Do not leave burning candles or fragrant potpouri
candles unattended or within reach of young children.
Children are fascinated by candles and fire.
To keep your Christmas tree fresh and moist, keep it
in a stand that holds water. Add water to the base as
needed. A fire in a dry Christmas tree can set an entire
room ablaze in less than a minute.
Do not string more than three sets of lights together.
Check the wires on your Christmas lights, they will
degrade over time and may be dangerous.
If the wires are hot, they are overloaded and dangerous.
All lights used outdoors must be exterior rated.
Exterior lights are safe for outdoor use but they are
not intended to be left exposed to sunlight and the ele-
ments on a year-round basis. The insulation will de-
grade over time.

The Bahamas Electricity Corporation Abaco
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pervisor, organized the activities as part of the outreach program of the resort.


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for Proposals


1 Proposals are requested for a cleaning contract for the B.E.C.
Marsh Harbour administrative office and the Marsh Harbour power
station/stores offices (including all bathrooms and kitchens). Services
will be required from Monday Friday for the administrative office
and from Sunday thru Friday for the Marsh Harbour power station.
2. Proposals are requested for a cleaning contract for the B.E.C.
Green Turtle Cay office. Services will be required two (2) days per
week Tuesday and Thursday.
3. Proposals are requested for the landscaping, cleaning and up-keep
of the Green Turtle Cay power station.
4. Proposals are requested for the landscaping, cleaning and upkeep
of the Guana Cay sub station including Orchid Bay.
5. Proposals are requested for the cleaning, landscaping and upkeep of
the following Bahamas Electricity Corporation stations/substations:
Crossing Rocks sub station, Cherokee Sound, Winding Bay, Bahama
Palm Shores, Casuarina Point, U.P.S. (opposite Island Breezes),
Public Works Department (PWD) location, Murphy/Dundas Town
(across from Grace Baptist Church), Leisure Lee sub station, Trea-
sure Cay power station & sub station, Green Turtle Cay sub station
(ferry dock location), Marsh Harbour gov' dock, Marsh Harbour
stores compound, the Fox Town station & the Marsh Harbour power
6. Proposals are requested for a cleaning contract for the B.E.C.
Treasure Cay office. Services will be required five (5) days per week
Monday Friday
7. Proposals are requested for a cleaning contract for the B.E.C.
Hope Town office and light landscaping and cleaning of the B.E.C.
Hope Town grounds. Services will be required one (1) day per week
(Wednesday) and twice per month for light landscaping and cleaning
of the grounds.
8. Proposals are requested for the landscaping, cleaning and upkeep
of the Man-O-War Cay sub station & the old power station site.
9. Proposals are requested for the landscaping, cleaning and upkeep
of the Moores Island power station.
10. Proposals are requested for the landscaping, cleaning and up-
keep of the Sandy Point power station.
Interested persons should present a monthly cost in writing for op-
timum upkeep of the premises, accompanied by a valid business li-
cense and proof of citizenship in a sealed envelope with the word
"tender" clearly marked on the outside of the envelope.
Bids should be sent to B.E.C. Marsh Harbour, Abaco to the atten-
tion of: Mr. Wenzel R. Jones, Manager, B.E.C. Abaco on or before
January 9, 2010.
The corporation reserves the right to reject any or all proposals.

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The Abaconian Section B Page 25


Many of Abaco's problems are not being resolved

By J.F. Hedden
The ongoing concern over landscape and
environmental degradation has really come
to a head over the last month, and of major
interest are the perceived threats of mega
dollar development projects, creek system
degradation, the creation of aesthetic des-
erts on the highway hilltops, the new land-
fill, roadside garbage, visual pollution in
the settlements, the location of the planned
BEC generating plant, and, of course, the
sewage disposal system for the new Spring
City subdivision.
Other issues that may not be so highly
visual but are equally important include the
loss of public lands and public access, air
quality in the Marsh Harbour area, the in-
creased level of crime, the economic slow
down and job losses, future growth, the
price of crawfish on the international mar-
ket, and, of course, public perception of
local and central government.
To add to this state of affairs, extremes
of opinions and polarisation have become
the norm in our modern society. It seems
as if the majority now takes a stand on is-
sues and refuses to give ear to alternative
views, suggestions and ideas. This is espe-
cially happening in politics where elected
members of the House of Assembly are
busy criticising plans and decisions put
forward across the floor, where rather they
should be working in concert to solve the
very serious times the country is starting
to go through. Blaming one party or the
other achieves little except the frustration
of the voting public. The trade unions are
also at loggerheads with their membership,
the government and, even worse, their
own management teams. It would certainly
appear to me that the economic situation
has left the whole country short, and no-

body seems to know where the funds have
So why not ? blame somebody else!
In addition, we have implications of
government corruption and bribery in our
two most prominent public service depart-
ments, customs and immigration. The po-
lice and defence forces have been under
fire for many years, and now they must be
relieved to have a break. Yet the general
public has known these things for years.
Why now does it all come to light?
Again we see public infrastructure fall-
ing apart around our ears. Public roads are
quickly becoming a disgrace, and the red
rings around the potholes are overtaking
the black top. The Bahamas Telecommu-
nications Company is boasting of its new
efficient GSM network that has solved
all of the problems of dropped calls and
poor connections. Yet I still am unable to
use my mobile at home,or in many areas
throughout Abaco. BEC limps along lan-
guidly, linesmen and employees always
friendly and helpful, but for some reason
engineering seems to be unable to provide
Hope Town and Elbow Cay with reliable
power and a semi continuous service.
Religious establishments seem to be
strangely quiet over the state of the econo-
my and the earnings, or lack, of faith sis-
ters and brothers. Perhaps they don't need
to because these shepherds, as good herds-
men do, must be selling off their luxury
assets and welcoming the flock into their
own abode for succour and warmth. After
all, Christianity is a faith of sharing, from
the fish to the thousands, and the talents we
all have buried.
As my only friend advises, "Please don't
stop the carnival."

Loss of public lands has the potential of
becoming a major factor for future genera-
tions of Bahamians, as private lands and
properties along the eastern seaboard of
Abaco become more attractive for devel-
opment. As we all know, the private lands
are found along the coastline where the
high value real estate in The Bahamas is
also found.
However, the only highway going south
from Marsh Harbour runs through the cen-
tre of the island's land mass, having been
so placed for ease of transportation of har-
vested trees to the shipping point of Snake
Cay. Feeder, or reservation, tracks run
east and west towards the coast from this
main artery and naturally approach the pri-
vate property of the Atlantic coastline.
Historically, these have been used for
coastal access, often with footpaths as-
sisting the final journey to the beaches
and bays at the waterside of the freehold
properties. Unfortunately, it seems as de-
velopment takes place each property feels
the need for its own personal access route
to the main road of the island. The result
is that a plethora of spaghetti tracks are be-
ginning to appear along the highway, ser-

vicing the properties to the east. It must
be understood that each road uses several
acres of public property to access a private
development, and also the forest is slowly
becoming broken up into distinct parcels,
so losing its contiguity. As this continues,
the forest will become a maze of capillar-
ies, and the average Bahamian will become
the loser, as usual.
I would suggest that as part of the devel-
opmental planning for Abaco programme
the government of The Bahamas include
several items for zoning.
Firstly, access roads to private lands be
approved for highway distances of a mini-
mum of three to five miles, and any prop-
erty utilising these access roads will be
obliged to place north/south access along
their own boundaries. Apart from anything
else this will limit the entrance of traffic to
the highway system all along its length and
so provide a safety boon.
Secondly, all coastal lands be examined
carefully, and portions of the coastline be
designated as ecologically sensitive, and
thus limited as to the type of development
that will be approved for that section.
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People in the News

Coldwell Banker expands
to Treasure Cay
Coldwell Banker Lightbourn Realty has
stepped up its presence in Abaco with the
appointment to its sales team of Shirley
Carroll in Treasure Cay.
brings to
four the
number of
agents post-
ed on Ab-
aco. Light-
bourn Realty
presently has
offices and
Shirley Carroll agents in
Cherokee Sound, Green Turtle Cay, Man-
O-War Cay, Marsh Harbour and now
Treasure Cay.
"We're delighted to have Shirley on
board," said Mike Lightbourn, compa-
ny president. "Shirley is a hardworking,

people's person who fits perfectly into our
team. Shirley was born and raised in Nas-
sau where she worked in a dental office for
almost 40 years. She and her husband, Pe-
ter, decided to relocate to Abaco. Not only
are her roots here, but their son and his
family moved to Abaco ten years earlier."
Shirley and Peter live in Treasure Cay
and together wish to promote this "piece of
heaven" as a vacation and permanent home
location. For Shirley, the experience of
renting and then selling their home sparked
an interest in the real estate business.
Peter spent 30 years in the electronics
service field and is now working on build-
ing a duplex. So Shirley, with a husband
contractor, enters the real estate field on a
strong footing.
They love their new life in Abaco and
walking the famous Treasure Cay beach
with their two Shih Tzus, Kahlua and

Agent earns Broker's license
Well known Abaco resident Bill Thorn-
dycraft has earned his broker's license from
the Bahamas Real Estate Association. To
qualify, Bill
had to com-
plete several
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Council of
Specialists as
well as one
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by them, specifically for The Bahamas.
He continues his work as Treasurer of the
Abaco Chapter of BREA and with Sandra
Evans as a valuable partner at Abaco Wa-
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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

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Nassau Contact
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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
Mondays and Wednesdays and Fridays
at 6 p.m. at the Hope Town Library.
The AA group and the A1Anon group
meet in the Treasure Cay Community
Center on Mondays at 7:30 p.m.
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The Abaconian Section B Page 27

Change Ministries held its annual Conference

By Mirella Santillo
For four days Change Ministries Interna-
tional celebrated its yearly fall conference
under the theme of Kingdom Announce-
ment. Pastor Samuel Cornish's wife Mrs.
Carmen Cornish, explained that the func-
tion was aimed at boosting people's mo-
rale and putting them in a positive frame of
mind to face the end of the year, especially
now that the economy is not doing well.
The event was very well attended by
residents not only from the central area but
also from Sandy Point, Cooper's Town,
Mount Hope and Fox Town. They came
to hear renown guests speakers, pastors
and evangelists who visited Abaco not only

from other islands of The Bahamas, but
also from other Caribbean islands and the
United States.
From Nassau Apostle Raymond Wells
from Living Waters Ministries addressed
the congregation during two mid-day ses-
sions; Evangelist Denise Madther from
Freeport preached to a full house assem-
bly on the topic We Have Inherited all the
Covenants' Promises; from the Turks and
Caicos Bishop Coletta Williams; from the
U.S. Psalmist Myron Williams entertained
the audience with music and gospel sing-
ing; and Pastor Jonathan McKnight, the
author of the book Prayer is a Must and
a CD Seven Prayers of Victory, left the

attendants completely enthralled on the last
night of the conference.
On the second night the host Pastor Sam-
uel Cornish spoke on The Authority of the
Believers and Pastor McKnight from the
Sanctuary of Praise in Orlando, Florida,
gave the assembly a message of hope in his
sermon by comparing a new positive phase
in life to the birth of a baby. When the
Water Breaks. People felt renewed and left

with the feeling that they could keep going
forward, said Mrs. Carmen Cornish.
Every evening prizes were drawn and
some were lucky enough to win a weekend
at the Hope Town Harbour Lodge, com-
pliments of the resort, gift baskets offered
by John Bull, dinners for two at Anglers
Restaurant and several $50 gas coupons
donated by Change Ministries.


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December 15, 2008


ACT (Chapter 233) <'

WHEREAS it appears to the Prime Minister, the Min- \
ister responsible for the Acquisition and Disposition of
Lands that the land described in the Schedule hereto is
needed for a public purpose. .
NOW THEREFORE Notice is hereby given by the
Promoter, the Minister responsible for Public Works,
that the said land is needed for a public purpose, name- ,
ly, construction of a public road and for uses related i
thereto and that the said Promoter intends to acquire
the said land for the said public purpose.
ALL PERSONS interested in the said land shall within
thirty (30) days of the publication of this Notice in the /
Gazette or the posting of the same, state in writing to /
the Promoter, whether by hand-delivery or by post at
P. 0. Box N-8156, Nassau, The Bahamas, the nature
of their interests in the said land, the amount and par-
ticulars of their claims to compensation for such inter-
ests and provide the relevant documents (if any) sup- .
porting those interests.
The Survey Plan of the said land may be inspected at \
the Department of Lands and Surveys situate at Bay
and Armstrong Streets, New Providence between the .
hours of 9:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. from Monday to
Dated the 1 st day of December A..D. 2008
Neko Grant z
Minister Resp nsible for Public Works 1


ALL THAT certain piece or parcel of land being a
proposed highway 100 feet wide and shown on an o ,
extract of a map of Abaco sheets 10 and 11 in the De-
partment of Lands and Surveys and situate in the area
of the settlements of Fire Road and Coopers Town
On the Island of Abaco in the Commonwealth of The
Bahamas I
Highway through land granted to Gideon Lowe K144, .
through land south of Fire Road thence through lands !
granted to William Lowe B100, B2-252, B112 thence
through land granted to William Sweeting B 116 and
thence through land granted to John Roberts B 112, i
thence through land granted to Joseph Saunders B 131
to the Main Abaco Highway or however else the same
may abut and bound which said piece or parcel of land --
or highway is more particularly delineated and shown '
coloured red on the plan of the area *

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December 15, 2008

The Abaconian Section B Page 29

Page 30 Section B The Abaconian

Christmas Bird Count is Dec. 20

The fifth annual South Abaco Christmas
Bird Count will take place on December
20 and the count will be in an area about
a mile south of the "Y." This is an area
where parrots feed and also included a
wetland area near Crossing Rocks where
West Indian Whistling Ducks have been
seen. The area also include a beach, fresh-
water lowlands, mangrove, tidal flats and
disturbed areas such as dumps. Some of
the areas will be monitored more than once
to include birds active at dusk and dark.
The tidal flats will be monitored at low tide

It Finally
It finally happened after playing golf
regularly for almost 17 years. Flirting
with a single digit handicap for the
past 12 years, as low as 7 in Aruba
and presently a 9 at Treasure Cay
and a 10 at Winding Bay, both home
courses on Abaco. And, of course, be-
ing a Guinness World Record Holder
with my partners Daniel, Harold and
Piet (we played 290 holes in 24 hours
in Sweden).
I got a HOLE IN ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!
Yeah!!!! On Saturday, December 6,
2008, Treasure Cay. Fourth Hole, Par
3. 152 Yards, 7 Iron. Witnessed by
Robert Pinder and Al Van.
After a rough 2008, it was great to
have a little sparkle close to the end of
the year.

when there will be more wading birds.
Friends of the Environment is organizing
the bird count and asks anyone interest in
joining them to call them to let them know
how many to expect. There will be areas
with varying difficulty to access. Easy ter-
rain will be for those wanting to stay in
cleared areas with trails and minimal walk-
ing. Moderate terrain will include some
overgrown trails and will require walking
about half a mile. For those wanting more
challenge, the bushwhackers must be will-
ing to go through bush and not be afraid of


John Neo h tou with l

I take this opportunity to wish ev- "" ''
eryone a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! I certainly hope that 2009 will
be a better year.
Just can't keep a good man down!
John Neophytou


Thanks A Million

Joseph and Unamae Sawyer
would like to say thank you
to the many businesses in
downtown Marsh Harbour,
Abaco, who helped them
\ with their medical expenses
C after the operation on
Joseph Sawyer's leg.
Many thanks to:
The Rotary Club of Abaco The Rotary Club of Nassau
Pastor Symonette of Full Gospel in Treasure Cay
Pastor Campbell of Church of God in Marsh Harbour
Brother Larry Williams of Dundas Town Sister Anglar Cash of Marsh Harbour
Special K, Taxi #152 of Murphy Town Sister Shirley Mills of Spring City
Marcus Bethel of Marco Air Sister Jackie Robins of Dundas Town
Robert Sweeting of Sweetings Track in Marsh Harbour
David Williams of Spring City Denise Kelly of Abaco Air
Sister Arlene Clarke of Batelco, Marsh Harbour
Sister Jackie Wilson of Treasure Cay, Abaco
Pastor Gibson of First Assembly in Marsh Harbour
Chad Sawyer The church family at First Assembly
Abaco Gold, Mr. Percy Pinder Abaco Glass, Mr Johnny Pinder
Abaco Shopping Center, Roscoe Thompson Yvonne Sawyer of Nassau
Bill and Louise Plaza Bill Swain of Marsh Harbour
Jimmy Williams, Bay View Restaurant The Chemist Shoppe
George Martin of MT Construction Company The Abaconian
Albury's Ferry Service & the captains Frankie Russell of AID
Gary Sawyer Scott Weatherford of Standard Hardware
and to all the churches that prayed for us while in the hospital. also at this time I
would like to wish all of you a Happy and Blessed Christmas and all the best for the
New Year of 2009. Love is a action word and you prove to us that you love us, and
because of your actions which speak much louder than words.
God bless you and keep you safe, and may His face shine on you &
keep you in perfect peace throughout the New Year!

Diversified Equipment



367-0303 or 577-4801


December 15, 2008

December 15, 2008 The Abaconian

Section B Page 31



LOT NO.152
Family Residence
PROPERTY SIZE: 0.12 acres
LOCATION: Northwestern side of
intersection of Inagua Drive and Court
Number Three

LOT NO. 57
Family Residence
PROPERTYSIZE: 5,487 sq. ft
LOCATION: Abaco Drive


LOT NO. 5 Block 25
Family Residence
PROPERTY SIZE: 022 acres
LOCATION: Property is located on
Victoria Lane south of Whitehall Place

LOT NO. 6 Block 5
Level Commercial Building
PROPERTY SIZE: 17,500 sq. ft.
LOCATION: Walton Street and east of
Wimpole Street.

LOT NO.5 Block 17
Family Residence,
4 beds/ 3 baths
PROPERTY SIZE 0.28 acres
LOCATION: Northern side of Churchill
Court cul-de-sac.

LOT NO. Unit 304
Condominium, 1 bed/ I bath
LOCATION: Fairway Manor opposite
the Golf Course

LOT NO. 13 Block 2 Unit 2
PROPERTY SIZE: Multi-Family Lot.
17,500 sq. ft.
LOCATION: Property is located on
Heybridge Drive 125 ft, along the

LOT NO.9 Block 17 Unit 3
PROPERTY SIZE: Single Family Lot,
0.30 acres
LOCATION: Queens Highway and
Dagenham Drive

LOT NO. 1 Block 25
PROPERTY SIZE: MUlti-Family Lot,
21,009 sq. ft.
LOCATION: Front of property Is
located along the curve ofBradflield

LOT NO.1 Block 12 Unit 12
PROPERTY SIZE: Multi-Family Lot,
21,108 sq. ft.
LOCATION: Intersection of Langton
Avenue and Fulston Drive

LOT NO.29 Block 5 Unit 1
PROPERTY SIZE: Single Family Lot,
13.800 sq. ft.
LOCATION: Facing east of Brinkhfll

LOT NO. 124
Family Residence,
1 bed/ 1 bath
PROPERTY SIZEt 5,400 sq. ft.
LOCATION: Abaco Drive

LOT NO. 60 Unit 2 / Section III
Family Residence,
3 beds / 2 baths
PROPERTY SIZE: 11,340 sq.fL
LOCATION: Property is 265 yards west
of the intersection of West Regency
Driveand Brighton Drive.

LOT NO. 3 Block 15
Family Residence,
3 beds / 2 baths
PROPERTY SIZE: 13,500 sq.ft.
LOCATION: Glenburn Drive and East
Indiaman Road

LOT NO. 5 Block "O"
Storey Commercial Complex
PROPERTY SIZE: 65,341 sq. ft.
LOCATION: On the Mall at the Ranfurly

LOT NO. 22 Block 16
Family Residence,
3 beds/ 2 baths
PROPERTY SIZE: 16,300 sq. ft.
LOCATION: On Iverness Lane

LOT NO. 3 Block 15 Unit 2
PROPERTY SIZE: Single Family Lot,
20,250 sq. ft.
LOCATION: Southern side of a minor
street called Fulton Lane and East
Sunrise Highway

LOT NO, 46 Block 16 Unit5
PROPERTY SIZE: Single Family Lot,
13,800 sq. ft
LOCATION: Southern side of Moor
Drive & Moor Close

LOT NO. 6521 Section 8 East
PROPERTY SIZE: Single Family Lot,
10,000 sq. ft.
LOCATION: 11 miles west of George
Town and 2 miles northwest of Moss
Town Airport.

LOT NO. 19 Block 20
PROPERTY SIZE: Single Family Lot,
0.27 acres
LOCATION: Western side of Perth
Court cul-de-sac

LOT NO. 28 Block 19
PROPERTY SIZE: Single Family Lot,
0.25 acres
LOCATION: Northern side of
Columbus Way.

LOT NO. 1 Block 36
Single Family Residence,
3 beds/ 2-1/2 baths,
PROPERTY SIZE: 0.26 acres
LOCATION: The property is located
on the northern side of a cul-de-sac In
the Collector Street area on Yorkshire

LOT NO. 6 Block 58 Unit2
Family Residence,
3 beds/ 2 baths
PROPERTY SIZE: 0.27 acres
LOCATION: The property is located
at the end of a short unnamed and
unpaved cul-de-sac which connects
to Birnam Place which connects to
Spinney Road.

LOT NO. 75
Six-Plex Apartment Complex
PROPERTY SIZE: 19,055 sq. ft.
LOCATION: The property is located on
Bonita Lane and Bluefish Street

LOT NO. 3 Block 8
Family Residence,
3 beds / 2 baths
PROPERTY SIZE: 19,219 sq. ft.
LOCATION: Intersection of
Independence Avenue and Sergeant
Major North Drive

LOT NO. 104
Residential/ Duplex
PROPERTY SIZE: 11,866 sq. ft.
LOCATION: Galleon Avenue &
Outrigger Court

LOT NO. 24 Block 11 Unit 1
PROPERTY SIZE: Duplex Lot, 11,500
sq. ft.
LOCATION: West on Ashwater Drive.

LOT NOS. 500 and 501
PROPERTY SIZE: Single Family Lots,
0.27 and 0.28 acres respectively
LOCATION: Property located on the
curved section of the a minor cul-de-
sac on Penryn Place (unpaved road).

LOT NO. 1 Block 7 Unit 5
PROPERTY SIZE: Single Family Lot,
0.37 acres.
LOCATION: Southern section of the
intersection of Edgeware Street and
Edgeware Road

LOT NO. 37 Block 17 UnIt 1
PROPERTY SIZE: Single Family Lot,
0.37 acres.
LOCATION: Northern side of Total

LOT NO. 57
PROPERTYSIZE: Duplex Lot 0.29
LOCATION: On Gladstone Terrace

LOT NO.113
Apartment Building
PROPERTY SIZE: 12,564 sq. ft.
LOCATION: North of Nansen Avenue
and East of Forbisher Drive

LOT NO. 210 Block "C" Section 2
Single Family Residences,
1 bed f1 bath each
PROPERTY SIZE: 9,594 sq. ft.
LOCATION: Along the southwestern
section of the intersection of Knowles
Way and Wallace Avenue

LOT NO.5 Block 17
Family Residences,
3 beds / 2 baths
PROPERTY SIZE: 15,000 sq. ft.
LOCATION: North along Domlnica
Avenue and East of Beach Way Drive

LOT NO. 17 Block 25 Unit 6
PROPERTY SIZE: Single Family Lot
0.37 acres.
LOCATION: East of Sussex Drive

LOT NO. 12 Block 6
PROPERTY SIZE: Single Family and
Commercial Lot, 0.82 acres
LOCATION: North of the intersection
of Beachway Drive and Brigantine

LOT NO. 25 Block 8 Unit I
PROPERTY SIZE: Single Family Canal
Frontage Lot, 0.72 acres
LOCATION: Along the end side of a
minor cul-de-sac called Stansted Place
and Stansted Road

LOT NO. Tract of Land
PROPERTY SIZE: Single Family Lot,
0.20 acres
LOCATION: Southern side of Queens
Highway and eastern side of PC Plaza

LOT NO. 393
PROPERTY SIZE: Single Family Lot,
7,493 sq, ft,.
LOCATION: Nansen Avenue & West of
Coral Road







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* each 9-block square
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Please be advised that your registration expires on 31st De-
cember 2008.
Section 3 (1) (2) of the Boat Registration Act Stipulates:
No boat shall ply, be offered or let for hire for use in the
waters of the Bahama Islands unless and until it is registered
by the Port Authority.
No person shall act as Master of a boat under this Act (Here-
inafter in this Act referred to as "a boat for hire") unless and
until he has obtained a license from the Port Authority.
Application for Registration can be collected at the Port De-
partment between the hours of 9:00 am 5:00 pm daily. Any
attempt to operate a boat that is not registered, or act as an
unlicensed master may result in cessation of the vessel's op-
eration and subsequent prosecution.
Please feel free to contact our office at 367-0038 or 367-
2934 for any additional information.
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December 15, 2008

Marsh Harbour's Boat Parade

December 19 7 pm
Boats entering parade meet at the Jib Room at 6:30

Long Bay School donated

to Sybil's House

m1e stuaents of Long ay Scnoot in uunaas own couectea jooajor tne elaerty at Syot s
House. Some of the students are shown here with Principal Jackquelyn Collie holding a
few of the 30 bags they presented.




For Achieving most
Outstanding Student
and Honor Roll for the
2007-2008 school year
at Central Abaco

From your parents Earl and Lisa Moss, teacher Miss Chu, brothers E.J
and Tino, grandmother Edith Clarke, and Aunts and Uncles.

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Scotland Cay Atlantic beach, 3600' paved run-
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deep, private island. Call 970-389-0236
Strangers Cay for sale, all or partnership. Call
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Page 34 Section B The Abaconian

December 15, 2008

Ukwpoint... Night entertainment is too

restricted in Central Abaco

By Julian Lockhart
The lack of entertainment or activities
to do at night or on the weekends in Marsh
Harbour is very evident. Besides the res-
taurants and bars along and a few clubs
along Don MacKay Boulevard, there are
very limited choices for adult entertain-
On the weekends Abaconians and visi-
tors flock to Bay Street for great music,
the flowing drinks and dinner at restaurants
such as Snappas Bar & Grill, Mangoes and
Curly Tails. For the most part these spots
are the only adult entertainment on a con-
sistent basis for locals and visitors that of-
fers a safe and energetic form of nightlife.
All three restaurants stop serving dinner
between 9 and 10 p.m., then switch to live

music or a disc jockey to entertain their
patrons and give them an opportunity to
dance, chill and have a few cold drinks.
So on Friday and Saturday nights hun-
dreds of people walk between the three op-
tions and hang out for hours, that is, until
12 midnight when for some strange reason
the music has to be shut off to reduce noise
levels. So all of these people either have to
stay and hang without any music or leave
and find alternative methods of entertain-
ment for the rest of the night. These busi-
nesses then have to shut down as their pa-
trons leave and thus lose a lot of necessary
revenue and watch it walk out the door
All of this because the homeowners
across the harbour on Pelican Shores com-

plain about the noise coming from Bay
Street and make enough noise themselves
where they force the music to be shut down
at 12 midnight.
It is not like these homes are right next
to these restaurants and bars but across the
harbour. Yes, everyone wants ultimate
peace and quiet. Should these few affect
the businesses and bottom line of others
and also stop the entertainment of others?
Bay Street is supposed to be the visi-
tor strip on Abaco, and it is not only so in
the day, but should also be so in the night.
Shouldn't visitors to Abaco have an option
of nightlife and an opportunity to stay up
and party until they feel like heading in?
In Hope Town the restaurants and bars

stay open until the last patrons leave on the
weekends giving their guests an opportu-
nity to fully enjoy themselves instead of
being forced to leave at midnight.
By staying open later, places like Snap-
pas, Mangoes and Curly Tails would have
an opportunity to make more money, at-
tract a larger clientele base and thus the
workers would make a lot more money.
At the end of the day it comes down to
whether business or catering to a strong
clientele base is more important to lo-
cal government and the decision makers
than keeping a few people happy. Just ask
the owners of these establishments, their
workers and patrons, and you will surely
get the right answer.

Cfhurch ft

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

ER @ 645PM
'400' 7
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Dundas Town Church of God
Where Everybody Is Somebody and Jesus Is Lord!

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

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

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

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

Eastern Abaco Region of
The Methodist Church
All are welcome to worship with us
St. James
Hope Town
Sunday Services

Mission House

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

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

business service directory

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

Trapical Suvenir
Straw Baskets Shirts Hats
Casual Wear Gifts Souvenirs
Androsia Fabric
Located Don MacKay Blvd. and Airport
Phone 367-2431 Marsh Harbour
Mon- Sat 7:30 -5 Sun 10 5
Visa and MasterCard Accepted


Abaco A & D
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or Adele

IPhone 577-0184 577-0220
PO. BoxAB 20432, Marsh Harbour Abaco

Big Cat Equipment
Rentals: Backhoe Dump Trucks
SD3, D5 & D8 Tractors Payloaders
- Excavators
* Land clearing
* Fill, rock, sand, soil
* Trenching Foundations
Tel: 242-367-2655 Fax: 242-367-2464
Cell: 242-577-5322 242-359-6839

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Stop by to see all the latest products
Shop in our store
Sign up to become a representative
Place orders
Upstairs B&L Plaza, Marsh Harbour
Call 225-3528

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

Your Ad Could
Be Here
Call 367-3202

Employment Opportunity
with a progressive company

Manager Needed
with Bachelor's Degree and
at least 5 years experience in business
Requires marketing and staff management skills
Send resume to Manager, P.O. Box SS 6140, Nassau, Bahamas

Three fiberglass hulls
Sea n' Sport Boats

2 16' hulls at $5000 ea.
1 15' hull at $4800
Boats are set up for
tiller steering.
Located at Roberts Marine
Green Turtle Cay

Call Jimmy at 367-4249 for more info

December 15, 2008 The Abaconian

Section B Page 35

Uiewpoinf... Cable Bahamas gives terrible service

By Julian Lockhart
It seems as if every week Cable Baha-
mas has a new or reoccurring problem in
Abaco. As I am, I am sure the majority of
the consumers in Abaco is becoming fed up
with the consistent lack of service.
Cable Bahamas is doing a great job of
forcing people to use other providers for
internet service, as they consistently have
drops in service throughout the day or the
internet goes off completely. One will be in
the middle of watching a movie and all of
a sudden the signal will go and five or 10
minutes of the movie is lost while you wait
for the signal to come back.
Then you have the complete loss of inter-
net and television service for hours which
seems to happen on a weekly basis now and

no explanation as to why there are the con-
sistent problems in Abaco. This leads us to
the biggest problem of all here on Abaco
when it comes to dealing with Cable Ba-
hamas. There is no office here and it is a
complete lack of respect for Abaconians.
Abaco is the third largest island in The
Bahamas when it comes to population, Ca-
ble Bahamas has thousands of subscribers
on Abaco and yet one has to call New Prov-
idence or Grand Bahama for help. When
you do, they never have any idea of what
is going on here. They have to send techni-
cians from Grand Bahama to fix any major
problems that occur here. To pay a bill you
have to go to the bank and to query a bill
you can only do it on the phone.

Cable Bahamas used to have an office
in Abaco but cited high rent prices and not
enough activity to keep the office open.
However, with the vastly growing popula-
tion of Abaco and with all the new develop-
ments on the horizon, the population will
only continue to grow in the near future.
Thus more demand for home internet and
television services. So as their product de-
mand grows, the company continues to stay
away and continues to offer substandard
It is time for Cable Bahamas to put an
office back on Abaco and to offer better
service or else they will lose clients to other
internet providers.
Too bad there is only one cable provider
in the country.

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Items for Sale. Commercial Service. Cars & Boats

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

Office Clerk Position
for Abaco Office
All applicants should possess the following:
* Strong computer skills
* Experience using a switchboard
* A pleasant personality
* The ability to liaise and interact with cus-
tomers in a professional manner
* Excellent communications and teamwork
* The ability to multi-task
Messenger Position
for Abaco office
All applicants should possess the following:
* A valid Driver's License
* A professional safe-oriented attitude
* The ability to handle sensitive and confiden-
tial documents
* The ability to communicate professionally
with office and clients
* To maintain accurate records of packages
picked up and dropped off.
Procurement & Assets Assistant
for Abaco Office
All applicants should be able to do the fol-
* Inventory control
* Purchasing & ordering of equipment parts
* Licensing of vehicles
* Truckers' control
* Equipment movement control between the
three offices
* Bitumen tanks tracking
* Service department tracking and scheduling
preventive services
* Strong computer skills
* Dealing with Customs Brokers on shipping
and cost effective ways of moving freight
* Soliciting Quotes from vendors
Please fax resumes to:
Human Resources manager
Wanted PADI Divemaster or Rescue diver
to work for small out island dive company.
Only drug free Bahamian applicants need ap-
ply. Accommodations provided. Send resume
to diveguana@yahoo.com or fax to 365-5121
Wanted young person with boating experi-
ence and good swimming ability to train to
work as crew on dive boat. Only drug free
Bahamian applicants need apply. Accommoda-
tions provided. Send resume to diveguana@
yahoo.com or fax 365-5121

For all your vertical and mini-blind needs con-
tact Sidney Albury at 367-2091 or 367-2031
Busy Bee Day Care After school care 3 pm
- 5 pm, day care 9-5. Call 458-2994/ 365-6193
after 6 pm.

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
4 sets of PGT double French doors, 1 PGT
single door $6995 for all. Still crated. Call
367-2452 for more info
7 KW Centurioin propane generator, Brand
new from Lowe's. $2300 Call 359-6229 or
Washer/Dryer front loader, never used, still
wrapped in plastic, paid $1800. First $1000
takes it. Duty paid. Available for viewing Dec.
19th thru Jan. 7th (Lubbers Quarters) or email

87 Volkswagen Cabriolet Convertible $3500
OBO. Call 365-8417 or 365-8507 or email
92 Ford Ranger. Asking $4,500. Call 367-
2895/ 477-5644
02 Ford F250 Super Duty 7.3L power stroke
diesel, automatic, 4WD, A/C, power windows
and locks, tool box, etc. Very clean & solid
truck. $21,000 Call Billy 577-6211 or 366-
2806 after 6 pm
05 Ford F-150 pick up, black, standard shift,
$9,995. Call 367-2452
05 Dodge Ram 1500, silver, double cab, ex-
cellent condition, fully loaded, 33,000 miles.
Asking $28,000 Call 367-3181
05 Honda Recon 250, 4 wheeler, low hours.
Asking $4,000 Call 365-6143/ 365-6115

07 Chevy Silverado, one owner, low mileage.
Call 367-3197 after 6 pm or 242-359-6354 or
365-6193 after 6. $19,000 OBO
Golf cart, 2002 Club Car Villager, gas, 2
passenger. US $4,000 Call 367 -3262

13' Whaler/ 40 hp Mercury w/ trailer 2nd ho-
meowner boat, very low hours. DUTY PAID
over $9000 invested asking $5500 located (Lo-
cated Lubbers Quarters) available for viewing
December 20th thru Jan. 6th or email

16' Wahoo 1985 Boston Whaler copy, 70
HP 1994 Yamaha, trailer, poling platform to
bonefish, rigged & ready, runs great, dutied
$4500 Call 561-248-1098 or 359-6699

17' Maverick Flats Boat, 97, 90 HP Yamaha,
200 hours, trailer, excellant condition $10,000.
Phone 561-743-4732 or neandrossest@att.net.
Boat in Treasure Cay

19' Boston Whaler, '96, very well maintained,
center console, w/ T-top (side & front wind
screen) outriggers (new) 120 HP Johnson,
twin batteries, full electronics (new in boxes
$2,000+) full cover, trailer, and + + +, docu-
mented, DUTY PAID. $15,000 E-mail lex-

19.5 Spanish Wells built 2004, 115 HP
Yamaha. $27,000 OBO. Cell 359-6890, Ph.
365-4402 or 365-4033

22' Corn Boat, 96, includes Bimini top, dive
board, ladder, VHF radio, cooler & fresh water
tank. Asking $7,000 Call 365-6143/ 365-6115


26' Shamrock w/ Cummins 210 Diesel, RE-
DUCED! Runs great, very reliable, cuddy
cabin, extras. OWNER MUST SELL! $15,000
ONO 366-0722 or 577-0277
I I I-kk I I

27' Grady White Sailfish, twin Yamaha 225
HP engines, mint condition, cuddy cabin w/
head & sink. A/C at shore power. $43,900
OBO Call 577-0004
28' Custom Michael Fitz, center consul day
express, w/ tower and dive pla tform, single
screw 250 HP Cummins diesel (Over Heated).
Located in Green Turtle. Asking $12,000 Call
772-419-5119 or danny@mobymarine.com

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

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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The Abaconian December 15, 2008

P i o

a, S S

E a 1t Island Living

Stunning 10,000 sq. ft. hilltop prop-
erty with views of the Sea of Abaco
and surrounding cays. This 2,500
sq. ft. home includes 2 bedrooms, 3
baths, and numerous decks.
$995,000. Ref. AS10926

Waterfront property featuring a two
storey, furnished 3 bedroom main
house, 2 bedroom cottage, garage,
shared boat dock, lots of patios, and
a generator.
$2,999,000. Ref. AB114

3 bedroom, 3 bath hilltop cottage
enjoys overlooking Hope Town and
its famous lighthouse. Completed
by a private 140 ft. dock. Ideal fam-
ily home or vacation getaway.
$2,395,000. Ref. PS10662

Immaculately maintained 2 bed-
room, 2 bath island retreat complete
with generator, tools, and utility ve-
hicle. Near the beach, restaurants
and shopping.
$349,000. Ref, AS10648

Brand new 3 bedroom, 2 bath home
of 1,600 sq ft. This two storey villa
is highlighted by a private balcony,
ocean view deck, and is just one lot
away from the beach.
$699,000. Ref. PS10640

-S* 1

Collection of 2 bedroom condos and
3 bedroom penthouses overlooking
the sea in a gated development of-
fering a pool and private beach.
Starting at $595,000
Ref. AS10890

Brand new, two story home with 5
bedrooms and 3 baths in 4,000 sq.
ft. of well-appointed space. Set on
an 18,700 sq. ft. lot overlooking an
incredible beach.
$899,000. Ref. AS10905

Waterfront estate with 85 ft. on the
Sea of Abaco and comprising a two
storey building totalling 5 bedrooms
in 2 separate units. Ideal rental
business or private family retreat.
$899,000. Ref. PS10645

Charming 3 bedroom, 3 bath home
hidden amid lush trees and vegeta-
tion. Enjoy views of the sea, ac-
cess to the Lucayos dock and the
nearby beach.
$798,000. Ref. PS10596

Luxurious Caribbean style beach-
front villa on 0.84 acres. This 5,750
sq. ft. home has 5 bedrooms, 4
baths, fully equipped kitchen, and
wrap around porches.
$2,545,000. Ref. TS10581

Elevated 4 bedroom, 2 bath home
with a 2 bedroom, 1 bath guest
apartment and water vistas. Set on
over an acre and completed by a
deck and protected dock.
$1,390,000. Ref. AS10945

Well located waterfront home fea-
turing 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, a well
equipped kitchen, large living area,
wrap-around deck, amazing views
and possible dockage.
$1,190,000. Ref. PS10565

Centrally located 4 bedroom, 4 bath
canalfront home with dock pier,
brand new tasteful decor, a large
modern kitchen, and a spacious
covered back porch.
$950,000. Ref. AS10917

Fun-filled 3 bedroom, 3 bath, turn-
key home on 21,089 sq. ft. over-
looking the ocean with decks,
loft/office, "widows walk", workshop
area, 2 car garage, and 2 dock slips.
$1,395,000. Ref. PS10700

5 acre beachfront tract situated be-
tween Marsh Harbour and Treasure
Cay. Good elevations provide sce-
nic sea vistas. Utilities are available
at the nearby highway.
$650,000. Ref. AS10756



Charming 2 bedroom, 1 bath ocean
view home set high on a hillside.
Features include high quality fin-
ishes, modern kitchen, a screened-
in covered porch, and sun deck.
$475,000. Ref. AS10968

Elevated 2 bedroom, 2 bath home
with a 1 bedroom, 1 bath apartment
below. Set on an acre of land with
gorgeous sea views. A community
dock is just steps away.
$1,295,000. Ref. PS10649

Offered with brand new tasteful fur-
nishings, this 4 bedroom boater's
haven features 10 ft. ceilings, a
large covered patio, dock pier, and
a relaxing ambience.
$1,000,000. Ref. AS11006

Elevated 3 bedroom, 3 bath water-
front home with a 130' dock, relax-
ing decks, pool, cabana, guest
apartment, and a 2 car garage.
Nearby a white-sand beach.
$3,900,000. Ref. PS10639

Two adjacent lots of 1.033 acres
each set between Winding Bay and
Cherokee Sound Settlement.
$100,000 ea.
Ref. AS10973 & AS10974


Gorgeous 15,500 sq. ft. beachfront
lot with 75 ft. of amazing water
frontage, endless views of the
ocean, and views of White Sound
and Seaspray Resort.
$299,000. Ref. PS10618

Stunning 14,914 sq. ft. corner lot 16,000 sq. ft. homesite on a quiet
with 35 foot elevations providing pic- and private island community just
turesque views of the Atlantic Ocean minutes to Marsh Harbour. Nearby
and White Sound. Community a large community dock. Electricity
dockage available, to be completed soon.
S364,000. Ref. PS10661 S150,000. Ref. PS10630

Luxurious 4 bedroom,
4 bath vacation home
within a spectacular
waterfront estate. Is-
il land Paradise East
S sleeps 8 comfortably
and includes boat
dockage for boats to
55 ft. and a shared
pool with bbq. area.
Ref. AR10565


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