Title: Abaconian
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Title: Abaconian
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Language: English
Publisher: David & Kathleen Ralph
Place of Publication: Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas
Publication Date: November 1, 2008
Copyright Date: 2008
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Contracts signed for two school buildings

Abaco Central High will have administration and volcational buildings
By Jennifer Hudson
The Hon. Carl Bethel, Minister of Edu-
cation, and the Hon. Neko Grant, Minis-
ter of Public Works and Transportation,
were in Marsh Harbour on October 23 for
a contract signing ceremony which took
Space in the conference room of the new
Ministry of Education office. This contract
made it possible for work to immediately
get underway for the construction of a new
administration block and technical rooms
at the Abaco Central High School. It was
acknowledged that since the administra-
tion building was destroyed by fire three
years ago, teachers have had to manage in
a replacement facility which was too small
and inadequate. "Today culminates many
weeks of planning, hoping and dreaming,"
stated Mrs. Lenora Black, District Super-
intendent of Education for Abaco. She
thanked the two ministers on behalf of the
Contracts were signed on October 23 for the construction of a new administration block and a vocational training block at Abaco
Central High School. The original adminstration block was destroyed by fire more than three years ago. On Abaco for the signing faculty for the new buildings which will
soon rise, thanked the staff of the school
were the Minister of Education, the Hon. Carl Bethel, and the Minister of Works, the Hon. Neko Grant. The signing took place atth
the new Education office in Marsh Harbour. Shown here are Mrs. Anita Bernard, Permanent Secretary with Works; Mr. Gordon
Afi-.... .............. .17-4... 11 1I d-.... ......... .. .... . ........ contractors whose work she felt would be

Major, Acting Director of Worts; Mr. Fred Jones, who will build the
Garraway, Pennanent Secretary of Education.

Please see Contracts Page 2

Abaco's economy was examined
By Jennifer Hudson shared their knowledge and expertise to
At the Abaco Business Outlook Semi- help us understand the forces that are cur-
nar held at New Vision Ministries on Sep-
tember 25, eleven distinguished speakers Please see Economy Page 6

SSet Clocks Back One Hour
November 2
Daylight Savings Time ends at 2 a.m. on November 2. Set
your clocks back one houreither at bedtime on Saturday eve-
ning, November 1 or on Sunday morning, November 2.

New Junior Minister of

Tourism for Abaco is selected

Marsh Harbour's Front

Street gets concrete

On October 23 the Hon. Neko Grant, Minister of Works, inspected the re-paving of
Front Street in Marsh Harbour now underway. The road will be concrete to maintain
the historical character of the road and will extend from Arawak Agency to the freight
dock. Mr. Larry Williams of Larry's Construction Company in Dundas Town won the
contract for the paving work. Accompanying Mr. Grant are Mr. John Schaeffer, a
resident engineer on Abaco, and Mr. Theophilus Cox, Administrator for North Abaco.
Work on the road is progressing well with much of the concrete already been poured.
See more photos on page 4.

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Amy Mackey, third from left, won the title of Junior Minister of Tourismfor Abaco. She
will now compete in Nassau for the title of national Junior Minister of Tourism. She is
pictured here with others competing for the title. Her term will last for one year. Shown
here are Ms. Millie Dawkins with Tourism; Joy Archer, candidate from St. Francis de
Sales School; Amy Mackey from Forest Heights Academy; Tirshatha Etienne of Long
Bay School; Marcus Sands, Abaco's Junior Minister last year; Brittany Davis of Long
Bay School; Odessa Cooper of Long Bay School; and Ruth Ann Rolle of Tourism from
Nassau. See story on page 4.

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Page 2 Section A The Abaconian

November 1, 2008

$900,000 in contracts will improve Abaco Central

Contracts From Page 7
delivered in a timely manner.
Min. Bethel expressed his pleasure at
being present at this historic signing and
declared, "The signing of this contract
is evidence of the significant investment
the Ministry of Education is making
on Abaco. We are returning to Abaco
a little of what you have contributed to
the national economy over the years.
We recognize that you feel neglected so
often. This is a win-win situation; we
are placing resources where people can
best utilize them. You are assured of the
full support of the government as you
move forward." Mr. Bethel described
the construction of the new buildings as
"restorative: to rebuild to a standard be-
fitting one of the larger high schools in
the Family Islands and also expansive in
order to satisfy the needs for technical
exposure since not all children are aca-
demically inclined. Some are technically
inclined and this new facility will pro-
vide opportunities for training.
"Today marks a new trend for the
government as we not only came to sign
the documents but we also have the mo-
bilization cheques which will enable the
dirt to be turned immediately. We are on
a tight schedule, and we want the work

done well and in record time. We look
forward to continuing investments in
Abaco," stated Min. Bethel.
Min. Grant told the staff of the Abaco
Central High School, "We have come
to bring relief, and we commended you
for your patience." He announced the
persons who had been awarded the con-
tracts and gave statistics regarding each
section of the project. Jones Construc-
tion was awarded the contract for the ad-
ministration block at a cost of $344, 100.
This will cover 2,000 square feet and
will encompass a reception area, princi-
pal's and vice principal's offices, a cleri-
cal bay, student sick bay, staff lounge,
rest rooms and kitchenette. The minister
stated that completion date is expected
within 18 weeks and he sees no reason
for delay.
The contract for the technical block
was awarded to Williams Construc-
tion. This will encompass technical
classrooms and rest rooms covering an
area of just over 4,000 square feet at a
cost of $458,319 and is expected to be
completed within 12 months. "Just over
$900,000 will have been put into these
projects upon completion. The award-
ing of these contracts has been a very
transparent process, and I am sure that
the workmanship will be up to stan-

dard," stated the Minister.
Following the contract signing be-
tween the contractors and the Permanent
Secretary to the Ministry of Education,
Mrs. Elma Garraway, and Permanent
Secretary to the Ministry of Public
Works and Transport, Mrs. Anita Ber-
nard, the contractors responded. Mr.
Frederick Jones said that he was happy
that he had been recognized for the high
standard of his work. "I always strive
for excellence," he said. "I appreci-
ate the fact that I am doing this for the
government and will do it to the high-
est standard." Mr. Livingston Williams
declared that he wanted to be a part of

building our country and that he would
make everyone proud with the high stan-
dard of his work.
Also present at the contract signing
were Mr. Theophilus Cox, Administra-
tor for North Abaco, Mr. Cubell Davis,
Chief Councillor, and Director of Works
from Nassau, Mr. Gordon Major.
At the conclusion of the ceremony,
the ministers, permanent secretaries,
contractors and others from the Minis-
try of Works and Ministry of Education
visited the site where construction will
take place on the grounds of the Abaco
Central High School.

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Page 4 Section A The Abaconian

New Junior Minister of

Tourism is chosen

By Mirella Santillo
On October 15th fifteen-year-old Amy
Mackey, an 11th grade student at Forest
Heights Academy, was chosen as the new
Junior Minister for Abaco.
The program, which was inaugurated
last year, consists of appointing a student
who is able to write an essay on a chosen
topic and verbally articulate to present it
to an audience and is a youth representa-
tive of the Ministry of Tourism. This year
again, several Family Islands were invited
to participate. The finalist for each island
will enter a final competition to determine
who will be the Junior Minister for The
Bahamas for the year.
Three schools entered the contest and
participated in the first leg of the competi-
tion, a written essay on Climate Change
and Tourism. In the second part of the
competition five students from St. Fran-
cis de Sales, Forest Heights Academy and
Long Bay School deliberated in front of a
panel of three judges and other attendants
on Career Awareness Today for a Global
Tomorrow. The contestants had between
five and seven minutes to explain their ar-
guments. Their choices of careers ranged
from doctor to climatologist to teacher.
After their presentation they were inter-
viewed by Mrs. Ruth-Ann Rolle, Manager
of the Youth Awareness Department, who
came from Nassau to monitor the event and

explain to the students the purpose and the
advantages of the program. She mentioned
that the Junior Minister for the Bahamas
will enjoy traveling to the Caribbean on
several occasions, each time obtaining
cash prizes for his or her school, and could
qualify for a scholarship to the College of
The Bahamas.
The judges, Ms. Wynsome Ferguson,
Mr. Leslie Rolle and Mrs. Olivia Mortim-
er, were given time between presentations
to grade each student. The results were an-
nounced the following day. As the winner,
Amy Mackey will participate in the Junior
Minister of Tourism's Speech Competition
Finals in January 2009 in Nassau when she
will present her essay on Climate Change
and Tourism.
The other contestants's efforts will not
have been in vain as some of them will still
have a role to play. They will be Junior
Minister for their school and will become
active members of the Tourism Club. Joy
Archer will represent St. Francis de Sales
School and Tirshatha Etienne will represent
Long Bay School. Amy will be the Club's
President for the year as well as represent-
ing Forest Heights Academy.
Marcus Sands, last year's candidate and
the first Junior Minister for Abaco, will
remain involved in the Tourism Club ac-

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Work continues
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The contract includ-
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quarry, leveling and
compacting the base
and installing six-
inch concrete slabs.
The work will restore
the orginial road in
Marsh Harbour in a
way to maintain the
tradition of concrete
roads along water
front. The work is
being done by Larry
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November 1, 2008

The Abaconian Section A Page 5


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2 bed, 2 hath home
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Bahama Palm Shores Residential iot-$150,000 Call Lee
Leisure Lee 3 bed 2 bath homeS295,000 Call Mallin

Marsh Harbour -
Investment opportunity.
Commercial building in
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Fantastic lot with eleva-
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1 bedroom, I bathroom
1000 sq ft cottage lo-
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Offered at $200,000 REF #6637
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3 bedroom 2 bathroom
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2 bedroom/2.5 bath
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Waterfront Lot-Priced at
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Interior and hilltop lots,
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27,260 sq. ft. to 1.171
acres. Prices from
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Contact: Mailin Sands

SEA TO SEA. Pelican Shores

Pascoe House. 4,763 acres
with approx. 600 ft of har-
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Priced at US$3,795,000 Ref# 5724
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Second homeowners are key to Abaco's success

Economy From Page 1

rently impacting Abaco's economy. In the
previous edition of The Abaconian, four of
those topics were presented and the views of
three more speakers will be presented here.
economic growth
Mr. Owen Bethel, President and Man-
aging Director of the Montaque Group,
whose talk was entitled Enhancing Eco-
nomic Growth and Development; If it Ain't
Broke, Don't Fix It, began by referring to
the "significant financial and economic cri-
sis the global environment is in today." He
remarked that though our thriving economy
is in contrast, we can expect to see repercus-
sions, and we must stop being ambivalent
in wanting people's money but not them.
"There are some anomalies," he stated.
"Foremost is the absence of a National De-
velopment Plan. We must first recognize
this as a problem. Key essential ingredients
are missing from our environment. We
welcomed investors for many years, but
in 2008 we received a scathing reprimand
from the World Bank on the inefficiencies
of doing business in The Bahamas.
"There is need for the diversification of
the economy but very little has been done.
We must build on our economy and im-
prove in the best interests of our country.
A National Development Plan is needed.
"Our education system has been a focus
of ridicule for some time. We must think
outside the box so that we do not lose our
young people to crime. Even worse is the
brain drain. We must identify what makes
us unique as a country and a people, then
understand what we have and plan for its
growth for the future."

The influence of second
homes on the economy
Mr. David Ralph, publisher of The Ab-
aconian newspaper, spoke on The Effect of
Second Homeowners on the Abaco Econ-
omy. Mr.
Ralph was
in the past
by negative
remarks di-
rected at Ab-
aco's second
and their David R
rental houses ho s and rta
by a government official. This led him to
put together a report on the impact these
properties have on the Abaco economy.
This, he feels, has moderated the opinion
of many government officials toward rental
houses and their owners.
Mr. Ralph began by stressing the large
part that second homeowners and rentals
have played on Abaco's economy. "There
are between 1200 and 1500 second homes
on Abaco. This number overshadows the
commercial area by far but there is no
central registry, and the second homeown-
ers are not organized," he stated. "The
rental house business has brought tourism
to small towns like Cherokee. Small busi-
nesses spring up as a result of rental homes
such as restaurants and golf cart rentals.
This is all done at the local level. The pro-
motional value of second homeowners is
outstanding. The homes are being promot-
ed by word of mouth all the time, and the
value of this cannot be put on paper. There
is tremendous expertise here that should be
better utilized."

Regarding the effect of rental homes
on the hotel industry, Mr. Ralph made the
point, "Hotel and rental houses can coexist.
Rental house guests are closer to the na-
tive community than hotel guests which is a
plus as they put people out into the commu-
nity more. Another plus for rental homes is
that after hurricanes, hotels need significant
recovery time, but the homeowner system
comes back to life much quicker."
Mr. Ralph stated that he feels that a
guest tax is overdue. But if second homes
were tax free in the Southern Bahamas, it
would bring people there and provide jobs
which are badly needed in the area.
BEC's surcharge
is explained
Mr. Frederik Gottlieb is a Counsel and
Attorney at Law and has served as Chair-
man of many government corporations;
he is presently Chairman of the Bahamas
Mr. Gott-
lieb's topic
was Ongo-
ing Projects
and Future
Plans for
the Bahamas
Electricity Frederik Gottlieb
He began by addressing the subject which
is on most people's minds the fuel sur-
charge and cost of electricity and stated
that he fully supports the recent statements
of the Prime Minister to bring relief to
people with low incomes who cannot pay
their high utility bills. In explaining the
reason for the high bills he stated that BEC
does not profit in any way. In 2006 oil was

$60 a barrel but in 2008 it rose to $140 a
barrel. This causes additional costs to BEC
because Customs Duty goes up, but BEC
has not passed this on to the consumer.
Government has now given BEC a two-
year exemption from Customs Duty.
The fuel surcharge is in direct relation
to the cost of oil on the international mar-
ket. BEC has no control over that, and the
surcharge is designed to cover the cost of
the fuel. "BEC does not make any profit
from the surcharge," he stressed. "People
expect to see a reduction in oil prices im-
mediately reflected in their bills but BEC
has to buy oil in bulk and generally buys to
provide a two- to three-month fuel capacity
so the bills now reflect what was paid two
or three months ago."
Mr. Gottlieb praised the excellence of
the people in BEC, reminding his audience
how quickly the workers got the power
supply up again after the hurricanes. He
repudiated the statement he had heard that
The Bahamas has the highest electricity
rates in the region. "Though it costs more
to provide electricity to the Family Islands,
our rates are lower than those in Bermuda,
the Cayman Islands, Turks and Caicos and
many others," he stated.
In referring to problems on Abaco Mr.
Gottlieb said, "This island contributes sig-
nificantly to the costs BEC incurs annually.
Our frequent power outages are due to old
decrepit systems which have been inher-
ited. Some generators are old and some
from the United States are faulty. Also
there is the problem of electrical storms
which knock out generators. I am hoping
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BEC's Chairman gave

update on BEC

BAIC Chairman Encourages

Support for Bahamian Farmers

Bahamas Agricultural and Industrial
Corporation (BAIC) executive chairman
Edison Key wants all government agen-
cies to buy their fruit and vegetables from
Bahamian farmers. BAIC, he said, was
calculating the amount, cost and point of
access of food products used by govern-
ment agencies and department.
"To the
extent that
they are
not do-
ing so, we
want them
to support
fa rmers
Edison Key and save
the country on hard currency during these
uncertain economic times," said Mr Key,
a former large scale farmer. The execu-
tive chairman was the keynote speaker at
BAIC's Farmers Empowerment Work-
shop held last weekend in North Andros.
Mr. Key told farmers he was pained that
"many millions of dollars are spent im-

porting food that we can produce and in
some cases are producing right here in
The Bahamas. It is time some of those
millions start flowing directly into your
pockets. And so we are taking steps to
make that a reality."
He said surveys have been sent to gov-
ernment agencies including the Police
and Defence Forces, the Simpson Penn
and Willimae Pratt Schools, the Princess
Margaret Hospital and the Sandilands
Rehabilitation Centre requesting informa-
tion on fruit and vegetables used there.
"We want to know from where they
are accessed and how much is paid for
them," said Mr Key. "I bet that would
amount to hundreds of thousands if not
millions of dollars each year."
Mr Key continued, "We have on order
from Costa Rica trailer loads of pineap-
ple slips, cassava sticks and banana and
plantain suckers. These will be distrib-
uted free of charge to farmers through-
out the islands. I am convinced that food
producers will be the power brokers of

Economy From Page 6
and generating system on Abaco."
The new plant at Wilson City was Mr.
Gottlieb's next focus. "We will have four
12-megawatt heavy fuel German state-of-
the-art generators. These will reduce sul-
phur emissions to well under World Health
Organization recommendations. If we
were to use diesel, it would add another $9
million to the cost and then people would
complain about higher bills," he stated.
"Things are developing very rapidly on
Abaco, and we have to be able to provide.
"Proposals have been invited for alter-
nate sources of energy. The object is to
implement new technologies and reduce
dependency on fossil fuels. A new under-
water cable will be placed to Hope Town
from Crossing Beach to replace the archaic

infrastructure. I commend the residents of
Hope Town and want them to know that
relief is coming. There will also be a cable
to Matt Lowe's Cay and a new underwater
line to Grand Cay. A new cable has been
put in place to Green Turtle Cay which
will stabilize the power situation there.
"New vehicles will include two extra
bucket trucks for Abaco, one for Sandy
Point and one for Moore's Island, a new
pole drilling truck and replacement trucks
for Hope Town and for Grand Cay. Also
there will be new feeders for Hope Town
so Abaco is not being neglected."
Mr. Gottlieb concluded his talk by stat-
ing, "Although we have no control over
oil prices, we do have control over finding
alternative electricity sources."

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The Editor Says...

Captain Thompson's cc
the economic welfare of n
tral Abaco has been enormo
'development, job creation
tourism. He saw the potential
properties and made the cc
time and money
His memory will live on

Captain Leonard's Legacy

)ntribution to erations through his two books, I Wanted ... we must celebrate his most remarkable
orth and cen- Wings and Sea to Sky. These give an inti- life, something I trust we will continue do
us in terms of mate picture of his early life. on an institutional basis. We shall not for-
and increased There have been many suggestions over get him and we shall not permit him to be
l of these two the recent years that our Marsh Harbour forgotten by succeeding generations."
commitment in airport should bear his name to cement his We may hear more specific information
legacy for Abaco. The Prime Minister al- as the airport renovations and enhance-
for many gen- luded to this in his funeral address saying ments near completion.

Spring City is being transformed

Many Abaco persons have risen above
their peers and shown themselves to be
outstanding examples in one endeavor or
another. Most of these persons moved
on and left their mark elsewhere as they
found better opportunities beyond Abaco's
shores. Perhaps circumstances on Abaco at
the time did not provide the opportunities
for them to reach their potential, and they
moved on to greener pastures.
Captain Leonard Thompson was one
of those persons with humble beginnings
but with an overwhelming desire to make
something of himself. His father, a sea
captain, recognized the limitations of Hope
Town and took the family to Nassau where
Leonard was educated and began work.
His aviation career began in Nassau
but then his patriotism led him to Canada
where he became a bomber pilot during
World War II. Before he was sent over-
seas, he married Mary Tofin, the love of
his life, whom he met during his training
in Alberta, Canada.
His luck ran out on his 25th mission
when his plane was shot down and he para-
chuted into German territory. He returned
to the Bahamas after the war, having been
imprisoned by the Germans for 18 months.
He owned and operated many businesses
in Nassau and found the time and desire to
serve 19 years as Abaco's member of the
House of Assembly from 1949 1968.
He turned his attention to Abaco in the
mid-1950s having acquired the acreage we
now know as Treasure Cay and built the
hotel and subsequent resort facilities. The
ownership has changed several times over
the years but this resort holds the record
as the longest operating large resort in the
Family Islands.
In the early 1970s, he was forced out of
the Treasure Cay operation due to his po-
litical affiliation with the opposition UBP
party. Undeterred, he bought the derelict
Great Abaco Hotel which had not been
rebuilt after suffering damage from Hur-
ricane Betsy in 1965. It re-opened in 1979
under his ownership and management and
is now the largest Bahamian owned resort
in the Family Islands.

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Spring City was established in 1959 by
the Owens Illinois pulpwood operation as a
housing camp for their Bahamian employ-
ees. The name came from a spring located
in the area of the present pumping station.
Some of the houses found there are original
houses built in Pine Ridge on Grand Ba-
hama in the mid-1940s. They were moved
to the Gap on Grand Bahama in 1956 for
employee housing when the North Riding
Point dock was put into operation for ship-
ping pulpwood. In 1959 the houses were
moved again to Spring City on Abaco.
Only a few of the original houses from the
sawmill days in Pine Ridge remain. Some
of these original houses are showing their
Many of the houses seen on Spring
City's circular road were built in the mid-
1960s by the Owens Illinois sugar opera-
tion for their Bahamian staff. .
Today, thirty-five low cost houses are

under construction in Spring City by five
separate contractors with Christmas be-
ing the targeted move-in date. These are
small starter-homes on small lots designed
to be affordable for low-income persons.
Although small, they are configured with
one, two or three bedrooms with one or
two baths. They are being constructed to
be hurricane resistant. These new houses
are in sharp contrast to the few remaining
original buildings.
They are not give-aways as all buyers
must be qualified with a mortgage from a
commercial bank, the Bahamas Mortgage
Corporation or other lending institution.
Lots in other areas of Abaco will be
made available but Spring City is intended
to be the only area where government will
build low cost homes and offers the house
and lot as a package.
Abaco people have been clamoring for

low cost lots and houses for years. Gov-
ernment's initial response was the 450-lot
Central Pines subdivision in Dundas Town.
A second phase there will place about 90
additional lots on the market. These are
larger lots than those being developed in
Spring City and are intended for persons in
a higher income bracket.
Experience in the Central Pines Subdivi-
sion has shown that middle income buyers
are willing to pay more for a larger house
and lot.
Additional lots will be made available
in Sandy Point, Crossing Rocks, Dundas
Town, Cooper's Town and Little Abaco.
A parcel of government land on Green
Turtle Cay was being considered for low
cost lots for residents there. We have not
heard recently on the status of this parcel.
Due to Abaco's rapid growth, there is a
pent-up demand for house lots.

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road repairs
Dear Editor:
Much thanks for space provided. I must
commend the powers that be who saw fit
to have the necessary repairs done to the
junction of the roadway at Batelco Office
near Every Child Counts school. The resi-
dents who live on this street are also enjoy-
ing the smooth road, and the school is once
again wheel chair accessible. Thank you to
the Marsh Harbour Town Committee for
getting this much needed contract passed.
I must say though that many vehicles are
now ignoring the fact that this is a school
zone and are racing up and down at break-
neck speed. We have had one tragedy too
many with pedestrian fatalities in Abaco.
Please, drivers, remember that this road
junction is used by over 80 children daily,
many of whom have no choice but to walk
to school. Slow Down!
Arrive Alive
Update on
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Editor's note: This letter refers to a stu-
dent at the Every Child Counts School in
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physically and mentally handicapped chil-
dren who cannot attend a normal school. It
is supported entirely by donations. This is
a response to a Rotarian who contributed
to the cost of having a teacher's aide who
works only with Brent Lowe, a student who
is severely handicapped.
Thank you so much for your donation
to Brent Lowe's teacher aide. Thanks, as
well, for asking about him this past week.
Developmentally, Brent is making slow
but steady gains. He is more purposeful
in using his hands to manipulate objects

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Brent Lowe, a 12-year-old student at Ev-
ery Child Counts, is shown with his "gait
trainer, a walker that supportss his body
while he learns to walk. The school ac-
quired the walker for him on the advice of
doctors. With his needs, he requires a full
time teacher's aide. He is slowly learning
to hold a cup and eat with a special fork,
but he cannot speak yet.

and can drink from a cup independently,
though he requires assistance to put the cup
back down. He is gaining the strength re-
quired to walk with the assistance of a "gait
trainer," a walker that provides substantial
support for the torso and arms. Though he
has no formal means of communication, he
readily expresses his affection for others
with smiles, laughs and hugs. Social inter-
action is crucially important to him and to
us as well; many students of the school vie
to help Brent throughout the day.
Financing his aide, at $140 per week,
continues to be challenging. With your
generous help and that of other Rotarians,
we have the funds to maintain his enroll-
ment through November. I have attached a
couple of photos of Brent.
If you would like additional information
or have suggestions for additional funding,
please do not hesitate to contact me. And if
you might have sometime in the area dur-
ing school hours, we would be honored to
have you stop by the school. I would be
pleased to introduce you to Lil' Brent.
Best regards,
Mars Lawley
Loss of tree upsets
GTC residents
Dear Editor,
I am speaking on behalf of a large group
of concerned citizens and residents on
Green Turtle Cay. We are irate and dis-
gusted with the actions of a second hom-
eowner who willfully destroyed an old
cork tree situated across the street from his
newly built home merely because it was
blocking a portion of his view. This tree
is not on his property. It's on the beach
in the town of New Plymouth. He had pe-
titioned the Local Council to remove the
tree, or at the very least, trim it back. He
also asked his home contractor and some
of his workers if they could remove the
tree. Nobody would do anything about the
tree. So this man took matters into his own
hands and poisoned the tree by drilling two
Please see Letters Page 9

ttekis to the d&tok

Letters From Page 8
deep holes in the lower trunk of the tree and pouring
oil and an herbicide into the holes. He did this right
before the Hanna and Ike storms. He probably thought
that we would think Mother Nature did this to the tree;
however, neither storm really bothered us.
A few weeks ago, we started to notice that the
leaves were turning yellow, dying and falling off the
tree. Upon further investigation, the holes were found
on the back of the tree so you couldn't notice it from
the street. And to make matters worse, the man put a
swing in the tree, thus luring children to the poisoned
area. For many years children have played under this
tree because of the shade and cool it provides. Nobody
can exactly determine how old the tree was, but it was
between 35-50 years old. It was a beautiful lush tree
with pretty flowers that lived through many hurricanes
and tropical storms. Now, at the hands of one selfish
individual, the town lost one of the only shade trees on
the beach.
The townspeople are very upset with this willful and
wrongful act of destruction. The individual who poi-
soned the tree has stepped up and assumed responsibil-
ity for his actions. He stated in a letter to the Chairman
of the Local Council of Green Turtle Cay that he was
only trying to stunt the tree's growth and didn't mean
to permanently harm it. However, he never apologized
for doing it (because he's not sorry, only sorry he got
caught). In his letter, he also went on to say that he was
frightened that the branches of the tree might pound
against the nearby electric wires and cause a fire. BEC
trimmed this tree before the storm. The tree was block-
ing a portion of his view, plain and simple. Now he's
making other excuses. The fact is he meant to kill this
tree and that's wrong any way you look at it!
He says he'll replace the tree with whatever foliage
the town recommends. I recommend a tree every bit as
high and bushy as this tree was maybe even two of
them side by side so it can block his entire view. We
can barge them in at his expense from Nassau or the
US. But when it comes right down to it, we want more
than just a replacement tree. We want this arrogant
individual off this island. He has behaved in a man-
ner that demonstrates an utter disrespect and contempt
for the people of Green Turtle Cay, the local Coun-
cil, the environment and the health and safety of the
children. We have no use for such an ignorant, selfish
individual and Green Turtle Cay would be better off
without him.
Leonard Lowe
Food for Thought
Dear Editor,
Many times you see cars left on the side of a road
after they caught on fire or had an accident, whatever.
The owners collect their money from the insurance

company and make no effort to move the car.
Whose responsibility is it to move the vehicle?
I think a law should be passed or maybe local gov-
ernment can handle it. But if the insurance company
did not have to pay until the car is moved to the dump,
then it will get moved quickly.
Disgusted with derelict vehicles
Crime is becoming
a major problem
Dear Editor;
I am writing in regard to the article quoting Mr.
Frank Comito of the Bahamas Hotel Corporation.
While Mr. Comito successfully describes the advan-
tages of Abaco, he also outlined some of the areas in
which we fall short of the mark. However, he did not
address the rising crime problem that is rampant on
There are three areas in which we can work to guar-
antee at least a chance of retaining our market share of
the tourism and vacation home buying market. None
of them costs any money but all are high-value visitor
The first is cleanliness. We like to think of ourselves
as a first world country. Well, first world citizens do
not throw garbage out of their vehicles, dump garbage
bags wherever they feel like and generally degrade
their environment.
The second is service. We must learn the service
with a smile attitude that shows visitors that we actu-
ally appreciate them spending their money here!
And, finally, the crime issue. We cannot afford to
bite the hands that feed us. If we acquire a reputation
for being dirty and dangerous, believe me, people will
find other pretty places to visit/buy homes.
If you are harbouring criminals, or if you are buy-
ing stolen goods from them, you are part of the prob-
lem not part of the solution. Thirty years ago, Jamaica
lost its share of the tourist market and it has never fully
recovered. Is this our future, too?
Thank you.
Sandra Evans, BRI,
Owner/Broker Abaco
Waterfront Properties

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A cork tree on the beach on Green Turtle Cay has been providing
beauy and shade for beach goers for many years.


Green Turtle Cay residents are very upset with a second hom-
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and tried to hired someone to destroy it, he poisoned it himself.
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The Abaconian Section A Page 9

Central Abaco News

A Special Evening at The Abaco Beach Resort

By Jennifer Hudson
The Abaco Beach Resort hosted a spe-
cial evening on October 11 to launch a
variety of events and celebrations. A Full
Moon Dinner Show was held on the re-
sort's beach, and it was a spectacular eve-
ning very much enjoyed by all. The guests
enjoyed cocktails served under a newly
constructed cabana and then a mouth-wa-
tering assortment of Bahamian foods in-
cluding conch salad, grilled fish, conch
and chicken, "a boil" and Johnny cake fol-
lowed by watermelon slices, coconut pie
and guava duff. Tables and chairs were set
up on the beach and the weather could not
have cooperated more fully. It was a balmy
night with the (almost) full moon beaming
down on the party goers.
Providing a variety of music for the
evening was the New Entry Band. After
everyone had had a chance to digest their
dinner, the band broke into some good
old down-home Bahamian music which
encouraged people to dance with the sand
between their toes. Also by this time a bon-
fire had been well established in a sand pit
ready for the toasting of marshmallows on
long sticks to which chocolate and graham
crackers were then added to make delicious
"smores." This was very popular with the
children of the resort guests who had just
arrived to join their parents on the beach
after having been at "Kids' Night at the
Movies" in the Below Decks room where
they had also enjoyed popcorn and pizza.
"This will be the beginning of monthly
Full Moon Dinner Parties which will be
held on the Saturday closest to full moon,"
stated Mr. Bob Kramm, Resort Manager,

who was very pleased at the success of the
introductory event. "I have received a lot
of very favorable feed back." Mr. Kramm
came up with the idea of holding a series
of special occasions in order to provide
quality family entertainment which would
integrate resort hospitality with people
from the community. "I felt that the resort
guests, club members and property owners
would appreciate supporting a variety of
events and celebrations which also mem-
bers of the local community could enjoy,"
he stated.
The next Full Moon Beach Dinner Show
is scheduled for November 8 which coin-
cides with the Veteran's Day holiday week-
end. Members of the Abaco community
are invited and tickets can be purchased
from the resort's front desk priced at $55
for adults and $30 for children.
Mr. Kramm spoke of many activities
which have been scheduled for resident
hotel guests during the holiday weekend.
On the day of arrival guests will be invited
to a Manager's Welcome Reception at 4
p.m. followed by an evening of the best of
R&B recorded music from several decades
at the pool bar. Saturday night will be the
Full Moon Dinner Show and then on Sun-
day night beginning at 6 p.m. there will be
a Bahamian family dinner in the restaurant
with a special menu. Following this guests
can enjoy Starlight Movies watched while
relaxing in the pool. On Monday there will
be a Yellowbird Breakfast with special
cocktails. During the daytime on Saturday
and Sunday children will be treated to a
variety of activities at the Bahama Bud-
dies' Kids' Club. Here the international

guest children will have the chance to meet
and be entertained by Bahamian kids who
will take them on a variety of activities in-
cluding swimming and snorkeling and will
show them native activities such as conch
"From Thanksgiving to Christmas spe-
cial dinner menus will be offered and lo-

cal churches and musicians will entertain.
A New Year's Eve Dinner is also being
planned. A Gospel Sunday Brunch is set to
begin around Thanksgiving, all of which
will be for the enjoyment of the local Ab-
aco community," stated Mr. Kramm, who
is excited about the implementation of all
these new programmes.

First Agility Dog Show in The Bahamas
was held in Marsh Harbour
By Mirella Santillo a title, advance in categories or
A beautiful and spacious backyard was win.
the venue of the first Agility Dog Show For three days the dogs particip
ever to be held in The Bahamas and the training categories ranging from
third Obedience & Rally Trials for Abaco. ence to Rally Novice, Rally Ad
Seven owners from Abaco and four from
Nassau entered one or more dogs in the Please see Central F
contest which was to allow their pet to get


)ated in

Page 77

The Abaco Dog Training Club held its third dog show on October 17 to 19. This show
included the first Agility show to be held in The Bahamas. The club, headed by Mrs.
Maureen Koepp, organized the show that attracted several from Nassau. The participants
are shown here with their dogs.


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More Central Abaco News

Central From Page 10
Rally Excellent and Agility Jumpers with
or without Weaves, the height of the ob-
stacles depending on the size and the abil-
ity of the dog. Mr. Jon Mett and his wife,
Carole Mett, with the American Kennel
Club came from Savannah, Georgia, to
judge the event.
There were so many different entries
and categories that it seems necessary to
educate the readers about the differences
between the various exercises that took
place. The Obedience training consisted
of exercises showing the dog's good man-
ners such as walking on a leash, allowing
to be touched by a stranger, sitting and
lying down with distractions and coming
when called. Advanced Obedience proved

the owner's ability to train the dogs to per-
form a variety of tricks, fetching, jump-
ing, obeying commands by signal or voice
and finding items touched by their owners.
This category or Companion Training at-
tests to the partnership between human and
canine working in synchronisation. In the
Rally Obedience the competitors proceed-
ed around a course with the dog in heel
position to signs instructing the team what
to do. Handlers were allowed to encourage
their dogs during the course. The Agility
Training consisted of two courses. In the
first, the dogs had to jump a series of ob-
stacles ranging from eight to 24 inches and
weave through posts. In the second course,
called Standard Course, the dogs had to
climb a bridge, an A-frame and stand on a
table for a specific time.

There are three levels of training: Nov-
ice, Open and Utility. As they perform all
the required tests in each level the dogs ad-
vance to the next one. During the October
17th to 19th weekend, the dogs performed
with other canines in their current level,
but by the end of the show many had ad-
vanced to a higher one. All demonstrated
tremendous obedience skills and ability to
please their owners. One dog, the three-
year-old white French Poodle Splash,
belonging to local trainer, Mrs. Maureen
Koepp, got certified in the highest level
of Utility Training. She also won the first
place in Obedience with 186 points. Mrs.
Jo-Ann Bradley's Dalmatian Taz won two
first places in Rally Novice as well as Mrs.
Kim Roberts' Labrador Lucky. Potcakes
performed very well in the show with Ms.
Amanda Meyers' Wylie coming first in the
16-inch high course and Mrs. Kim Rob-

erts' Sailor also placing first for the same
Several teams completed the Nov-
ice Jumpers title. They were Mrs. Diane
Fletcher from Nassau with her sheltie Katy,
Ms. Amanda Meyers from Nassau with
Potcake Wylie, Mrs. Kim Roberts with
Potcake Sailor and Mrs. Maureen Koepp
with Poodle Splash. In the Agility Jumpers
with Weave, Mrs. Amanda Darville and
Potcake Indi came first in the three runs.
Home Fabrics
Opens on Abaco
By Samantha V. Evans
September 22nd was the day when
Home Fabrics Abaco opened for business
but the grand opening event did not take

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I leat lIslandI!Livin

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

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

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

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

Amazing 3.64 acre property featur-
ing three separate cottages totaling
3 bedrooms, a private dock, and
views over the Sea of Abaco, Tahiti
Beach and Tilloo Cut.
$999,000. Ref. AS10889

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

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

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

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.
$799,000. Ref. PS10640

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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.
S299,000. Ref. PS10618

Stunning 14,914 sq. ft. corner lot
with 35 foot elevations providing pic-
turesque views of the Atlantic Ocean
and White Sound. Community
dockage available.
$364,000. Ref. PS10661

16,000 sq. ft. homesite on a quiet
and private island community just
minutes to Marsh Harbour. Nearby
a large community dock. Electricity
to be completed soon.
8150.000. Ref. PS10630

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

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More Central Abaco News

Central From Page 11
place until October 3rd and 4th. On Sat-
urday they had live music, face painting
and gave out free gift bags to persons who
made a purchase. This franchise store was
the brainchild of childhood friends Nakia
Wong Manager and Holly Pinder-Peel,
Managing Director.
The owners of the Nassau store, Marvin
and Nancy Pinder, have done a good job
bringing unique items to the sewing and
crafts community. These two young ladies
felt that Abaco was a great market to open
a second store. Mrs. Wong explained that
there is no store like this one on the island.
Home Fabrics provides a variety of items
including sewing notions, fabrics, crafts,
wedding items, baby and wedding shower
supplies, home decor, straw-bag making
items, needle point, cross stitch items,
shells, candles, art supplies, school items
and much more. They provide seasonal
decorations and supplies and can custom-
order plantation shutters.
Now that the season of Junkanoo is
quickly approaching, schools and Junk-
anoo groups can purchase all of their sup-
plies from Home Fabrics Abaco. Uphol-
stery fabric can be ordered via an in store
catalog and persons in the hotel and service
industries are encouraged to check out the
Bahamas Batik Fabric which was designed
by Mrs. Nancy Pinder and is a unique Ba-
hamian fabric line by Home Fabrics. The
fabrics depict all things Bahamian and are
not as costly as the Androsia. The store is
opened Monday through Saturday 9 a.m.-
5:30 p.m. and is located in the Schooner
Building. The phone number is 367-6003.

Murphy Town holds
first Plant Fair
By Mirella Santillo
Organized by the Ministry of Tourism
and Friends of the Environment, Mur-
phy Town's first plant fair on October 11
brought quite a few people to the Burial
Society. Aimed at educating the residents
about planting and landscaping, especially
with native plants, the event was hosted
by Mr. David Knowles with the Bahamas
National Trust. Besides orchestrating the
function, Mr. Knowles made a presenta-
tion on invasive species which included not
only plants but also animals, identifying
them and mentioning ways to control or
eliminate them.
The guest speaker was Mr. Blaine Sweet-
ing, who is in charge of landscaping at the
Baker's Bay resort. Mr. Sweeting guided
people through the motion of creating a yard
or garden from the moment of acquiring a
piece of property to the actual landscaping.
His advise was not to bulldoze every tree
on a lot. Save mature specimens for shade
and accent. He explained how bulldozing
prevents the nutrients from staying in the
soil by allowing the rain to run off. His
presentation continued with topics such
as pruning, transplanting, fertilizing and
storm preparation. He answered questions
ranging from which were the best trees to
plant along the roads to transplanting and
soil requirements. Knowing where a spe-
cific tree or plant will do best and what
kind of soil it prefers will insure success.
There was a second reason for the plant
fair: the launching of the Best Kept Yard
competition which was announced by Ms.

Wynsome Ferguson with the Ministry of
Tourism. The participants were invited to
take application forms and were instructed
about the judging criteria by the chairman
of that committee, Mr. Jack Hardy, known
as Gardener Jack. He explained the features
the judges will look at such as a pleasant
general appearance, the landscaping effect
using plants of blending or contrasting col-
ors, the variety of plants used, preferably
native, the state of the structures, lawn,
pathways and edges. The judging will be
December 1st.
At the end of the meeting Mr. David
Knowles announced the creation of a Gar-
den Club for Abaco, the first meeting of
which to take place on November 8th.
When leaving the meeting, people were
invited to take one of the plants that includ-
ed paradise trees, lemon grass, orange,
geiger and Madeira.
New businesses
Avon Dreams and More
Avon Dreams and More is located in the
S & N Plaza on Don MacKay Boulevard and
specializes in all products sold by the Avon
Catalog Company. Persons who love Avon
products can visit the store to view the items
they carry in stock or can order from the
catalogs. The owner of the store, Allyson
Knowles, has been an Avon representative
and store owner for many years, having had
an Avon store in the United States, in Free-
port and now here on Abaco. The store hours
are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Saturday 9
a.m. to 1 p.m. It is closed on Wednesdays.
The manager of the store is Nikita Roberts
and the phone number is 225-3528.

Island Cellular and Electronics
Island Cellular and Electronics is a sis-
ter store of the stores in Nassau where the
owners are Johnny and Andrew Knowles.
The store is located in the plaza across
from Abaco Hardware and has been very
successful as they bring quality service to
clients, offer unmatched warranties, ser-
vice what they sell. If they cannot fix it
locally, they send the item to Nassau to
be fixed. They specialize in the latest cel-
lular phones including V3/Z#/K1/V8/ V9/
LG-Shine/LG Chocolate/I-Phones/6500
Nokia. They carry all of the popular
games including the Wii/PS-2&3/PSP/
X-Box/DS Lite/I-pods, satellite systems,
cordless phones, all phone gadgets and
LCD televisions. The phone number at
the store is 367-5997 and the hours are
Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
and on weekends half day.
Best Kept Yard
By Mirella Santillo
Members of the Keep Abaco Beautiful
Committee have finalized the plans for
the Best kept Yard Competition offered to
the residents of Murphy Town and Dun-
das Town. The competition was launched
at the Plant Fair held in Murphy Town
on October 11. The deadline for entering
the competition is November 25th and the
judging for both communities will take
place on December 1st.
The judges will be headed by Mr. Jack
Hardy and will include Mrs. Judy John-
ston, Ms Stephanie Harding from Nas-

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November 1, 2008

Abaco celebrates Youth Month

By Jennifer Hudson.
The month of October was recognized
nationwide as National Youth Month under
the theme Celebrating Youth Past, Pres-
ent and Future in an attempt to highlight
the many positive and often unsung things
young people are involved in. Each island
was responsible for its own programme
and activities. A specially formed island
wide All Abaco Youth Month Committee
was created to plan and organize a grand
celebration of activities for youth through-
out the whole of Abaco. Committee Chair-
man Kenneth Romer stated that he hoped
that this would be the best celebration the
island has ever seen and that, despite a late
start, they were planning a grand finish.
Many activities were held throughout
the month including a dance explosion,
walkathon, several church services, writing
Central From Page 14
sau, Mrs Shirley Higgs and Mr. Gregory
Mrs. Johnston asked the committee
members to advise people entering the
competition that they clean their yards the
day of the judging and to remind them not
to use any artificial plants for landscaping.

workshops and an exhibition. In addition
to the many activities in Central Abaco, a
youth rally and concert and also a youth
forum were held in the north and some ac-
tivities held in the south. Two young peo-
ple of excellence represented Abaco at the
Youth Parliament in Training in Nassau
and did exceptionally well. Kristy Russell
represented the North and Antonia Wright
represented Central and South Abaco. An-
tonia was awarded the Most Distinguished
Youth in Abaco Award at the British Co-
lonial Hilton Hotel in Nassau. They will
have the honour of serving as patrons and
leading the grand parade at the conclusion
of All-Abaco Youth Month. These two
young ladies also served as spokes persons
along with the committee during visits to
schools throughout the island.
A mini rally and march was held on
October 13. "This was very successful
despite the inclement weather; the youth
were determined to go ahead and are to be
commended," stated Mr. Romer.
A conclave for "at risk males" which
was scheduled for October 21 has been re-
scheduled for November 4. This will take
the form of a seminar for 25 behaviorally
challenged young men. "Youth month is

all inclusive," stated Mr. Romer. "So of-
ten we praise those who do well but fail
to help those who struggle. But they are a
part of part of what's happening also."
The Grand All-Abaco Motorcade,
March and Rally is scheduled to take
place on November 2. The committee is
very excited about this event which they
want to be a very special occasion for not
only the youth but also their entire families
and the community. They are hoping that
people will get together to decorate floats
and even their own vehicles for the parade.
Their goal is for the event to be like a street
party in which parents can celebrate fam-
ily. They are asking for business persons
to support them by providing water and
soft drinks for the participants during the
motorcade and march. "This rally is very
important," stated Mr. Romer. "We are
trying to bring together all of the Youth
Councils from the mainland and the cays,
and it will highlight all positive things."
The parade will incorporate all youth
uniformed organizations and at least three
bands. Included along with Abaco's youth
band s will be the Legends Marching Band
from Freeport. The motorcade and parade
will begin at the grounds of the New Beth-

any Gospel Chapel in Murphy Town at 2
p.m. and travel through Murphy Town and
Dundas Town turning onto Godfrey Coo-
per Avenue, then past the Long Bay School
and onto the grounds of the Central Abaco
Primary School.
The Prime Mister as well as the Minis-
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been invited to participate in the parade. At
the rally following the parade 30 outstand-
ing youth leaders and youth organizations
will be honored. "North Abaco had excel-
lent representation and Mrs. Myrtis Russell
will receive the most distinguished youth
leaders award for North Abaco," said Mr.
Romer, who also praised Mr. Freddie Mc-
Intosh from the North and Jason Roberts
from the South. "We are calling for other
youth leaders and will welcome them with
open arms. We would like wider participa-
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November 1, 2008

Writing workshop was held for parents and educators

By Samantha V. Evans
Rap, Rhythm, and Rhyme was the for-
mat used to teach parents and educators
new writing strategies to use at home and
in the classroom to help students improve
writing score on school and standardized
exams. The dynamic presenter, Mr. Eric
Cork, was on the island for three days to
deliver this life changing material to the
target audience.
The meeting with the parents was held
on October 16th at Change Ministries In-
ternational in Murphy Town. The writing
initiative was a result of the relationship
developed between education superinten-
dent Lenora Black and the presenter who
met at a conference ten years ago. Mrs.
Black was so impressed with his presenta-
tion then that she invited him to have a ses-
sion with her teachers in Nassau five years
ago. As principal there at that time, she
influenced the other schools to have him
and he ended up having sessions with 1500
teachers during that one trip. She can attest
to the escalation in her reading scores since
Mr. Cork's visit.
Mrs. Black explained that this initia-
tive came about on Abaco because subject
reviews showed that students at all levels
need additional support with their writing
skills. Teacher and parent initiatives were
also planned because it is clear that the
school cannot educate the students alone; it
takes all parents working together towards
the same common goal for the improve-
ments to be seen. She told them that con-
trary to what others may think, parents do
come out to forums that they are interested
in and that can not only help them but their
children as well.
Mr. Cork presented a very intense work-
shop to parents on how to Rebuild the Writ-

ing Foundation. He told them to not get
caught up in the stories their children tell
them about not doing anything in school or
not having homework. He stated that chil-
dren have excuses especially when they do
not understand the work they are doing. He
told them that this program he now tours
with began as a volunteer program to help
struggling readers in elementary school
and 13 years later it has evolved into one
of the most soughtt after writing programs
in America. There are rules of writing that
once the students understand, follow and
apply that they are guaranteed to see im-
provements in this area of writing.
He gave the parents the rules of writ-
ing: 12 reading objectives and seven writ-
ing mechanics. The rules were inclusive of
music, rap, and dance. The parents were
asked to learn the rhymes and participate in
dances throughout the session so that they
can teach them to their children. He told
the parents that it is important that their
children find their voice, which represents
their experience, history, emotions, goals,
dreams, and attitude.
Some of the important tips for them to
follow when writing essays are to stick to
the topic, to elaborate well on the topic they
are addressing, to vary the words they use,
not using the same words over and over,
to practice strong organization, to have no
major errors in usage.
He told parents to encourage their chil-
dren to not write the way they speak and
to not use text language in the classroom.
These are two sure ways to fail at their
school and on standardized exams. Students
should practice pre-writing before writing
the final draft to eliminate major errors and
to not break writing rules. He told parents
to have faith in their children especially

when they are struggling because if parents
doubt the children, they will only raise to
the level of their parents expectations. He
told the very same thing to the teachers. He
especially wants the parents and teachers
to see the potential in the children and to
cheer them on even when they have not yet
reached where they need to be.
On October 17th the teachers learned a
more elaborate set of writing rules that Mr.
Cork presented to the parents. This session
was held at New Vision Ministries. Edu-
cators from the public and private schools
were present for this very interactive ses-
sion. Teachers attend workshops annually
to learn new techniques but this workshop
definitely exposed them to a new way of
teaching, one that I hope the Bahamas is
ready for. Teachers who paid for the ses-

sion received a package with the entire
workshop writing materials and rules. The
teachers had lunch at the site as well.
The dynamic, young, energetic speaker
for the Rap, Rhythm & Rhyme: Re-build-
ing the Writing Foundation Workshop was
Mr. Erik Cork, who is from Texas and is
a nationally recognized writing consultant.
He is the founder of International Write
Now, Inc. He has conducted workshops for
over 300,000 students, parents, and pro-
fessional educators throughout the United
States and beyond. He has presented his
writing essential skills at numerous educa-
tional conferences and principals' associa-
tion meetings. Recently, he was invited to
facilitate student writing workshops and a
professional development symposium in
London, England.

Abaco's Education Superintendent, Mrs. Lenora Black, brought Eric Cork to Abaco to
hold writing workshops for students, educators and parents. This shows him in action
demonstrating dynamic new ways for anyone to express himself better in writing. He
uses music to stimulate the students to write. Previously, Mrs. Black has seen dramatic
improvement in students' writing after a session with Mr. Cork.

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Mrs. Evelyn Major, Principal of the
Every Child Counts School, arrived back
from Nassau on Bahamasair's evening
flight last Wednesday clutching a stunning
floral arrangement. Mrs. Major is a per-
son who does not like the limelight, but the
flowers were an obvious sign that some-
thing special had taken place and she was
persuaded to tell us that she was, indeed,
returning from an important event. She had
been selected as a finalist in the Unsung
Heroes of The Bahamas competition along
with two other persons from Nassau and
had been attending an awards luncheon as
an honoree.
At the luncheon, which was held on Oc-
tober 15 at the British Colonial Hilton in
Nassau, Mrs. Major was presented with
several gifts from the First Caribbean In-
ternational Bank, sponsor of this award,
and a donation of $6,000 for the Every
Child Counts School. The selection com-
mittee included executives from the First
Caribbean International Bank; Mrs. Mari-
na Ginton, President of The Bahamas Red
Cross Association; and Mr. Jeff Lloyd,
head of the YEAST programme.

Mrs. Ma-
jor was rec-
ognized for
her tireless
and dedicated
work with the
special needs
children of

Child Counts
School which Mrs. Lyn Major
she founded. These children would not
otherwise receive an education, and no
child is turned away due to inability of
their family to pay. She was nominated by
Caroline and Brian Sawyer of Green Turtle
Cay whose son, Eric, attends the school.
Since Mr. and Mrs. Sawyer were away at
the time of the presentation and thus unable
to accompany Mrs. Major into Nassau, she
was accompanied by Ms. Pam Hepburn, a
teacher at the school.
Other nominees for this humanitarian
award were Mr. Stephen Murray, who is
a sports coach and runs a sporting pro-
gramme for 4-21 year olds after school,
and Mr. Thomas Cleare, who runs an af-
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Page 18 SectionA TheAbaconian November 1, 2008

0i wpobini.

.. What do we do now?

By J.F. Hedden
The collapse of the international finan-
cial system has taken its toll locally. Ob-
viously new projects are under review,
ongoing projects are being re-scaled and
construction and labour are severely ham-
pered. Employment is down, costs are in-
creasing while incomes decrease. It is be-
coming harder to survive.
Certain issues, however, should not be
allowed to fall by the wayside. These in-
clude projects that encourage productiv-
ity through real investment programmes.
Some examples are agricultural, vocational
trade encouragement, value added labour
such as repair and refinishing; all private
sector enhancements. Government needs
to concentrate on infrastructure and edu-
cation; both being areas that will further
economic development after the slump and
provide experience and employment in the
Public enterprise must be encouraged
and self help programmes revitalised and
supported. This is an area where the co-op-
erative movement in the Bahamas could and
should become intimately involved. Incen-
tives for development must now encourage
both productivity and local investment.
This is what co-operatives are all about.
Unfortunately, over the years co-opera-
tives in the Bahamas have directed their
interests exclusively towards a quasi bank-
ing scheme under the guise of the credit
unions. The non-financial, or producer,
co-operatives have been systematically ig-
nored and treated like a step child by the
Co-operative League of The Bahamas.
Credit unions are awash with over
$100,000,000 of cash needing to be in-

vested in longer term programmes and
ventures. The support is already in place
with savings and insurance schemes, in-
frastructure and informational systems,
access to international support, technical
and management expertise and volumes of
documentation just sitting on the shelves
throughout the country.
Yet nothing, and why? Is that credit
union cash now invested in the commercial
banking system and the associated high fly-
ing credit, high debt, high default rate, but
quick profit vehicles of the recent years?
Perhaps overvalued properties and struc-
tures? I hope not.
Have we become that complacent and
lazy that we just cannot be bothered, and it
really is too much effort to think and plan
for the long term prospects of the country?
We are all the culprits here; for too long
we have enjoyed the fat of the land and
lost that hunger for continuous develop-
ment. What we have yet to realise is that
after the U.S. election in November, the
true state of the United States economy
will be unveiled to the world, and it will
not be a pretty picture. Guess who will feel
the brunt? Import dependent countries and
economies such as ours!
What we have to do is start moving and
get off of our overweight behinds and begin
planning and implementing some genuine
production-based projects with local invest-
ment incentives to mobilise our domestic
supply and consumption requirements.
Again, this is where co-operatives are al-
ready prepared, but not yet motivated.
The world economy is in recession, and
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will be to concentrate less on international
and free trade arrangements, and develop
more domestic production to provide for
employment at home.
Additionally, governments will control
and regulate economic enterprise through
equity participation and shareholder arrange-
ments, otherwise called nationalisation. This
is already happening in Europe, China and
Indonesean countries. Eventually, the Unit-
ed States will have to follow suite.
The major economies of Europe, and a
United States under a democratic regime,
will all take an interest in controlling the
offshore banking economies of the Carib-
bean and other tax free small state econo-
mies of the world. Large economy popula-
tions will be encouraged to save more and
spend less simply because of a lack of trust
in the high flying credit schemes that have
been bandied about for the last 30 years
or so.
People will become more self sufficient
and spendthrift. Economies such as ours
which rely on excesses and luxury spend-
ing are and will continue to suffer severe
shortfalls in earnings and hence lifestyle.
We, therefore, need to discard the fol-
lowing assumptions.
Tourism will continue to supply all of
our needs.
The financial sector will add the fat to
the gravy.
Financial systems revolving around
consumer spending and debt make up the
Offshore banking as a major sector is
here to stay.
Debt has consumed us, and it is now
time to pay. We are now going to have
to actually work for our bread and butter,

accept lower salaries in real terms, spend
less on consumerism, trips to Miami, big
cars, energy bills, excessive and inefficient
housing, and become more conscious of
our surroundings and environment, energy
efficient infrastucture. We are actually go-
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communities, and less on the "all for me"
Again, I will say that this is the time for
the co operative movement in The Baha-
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which will encourage domestic production
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November 1, 2008

Baker's Bay staff attends motivating seminar

By Mirella Santillo
For four days the staff of the Baker's
Bay Golf and Ocean Club was treated to
its annual training seminar with topics that
ranged from the mission and core values of
the company to the effects of progress on
the local society, financial advice and the
benefits of teamwork. The aim was to raise
the employees From Ordinary to Extraor-
dinary, the training theme for the year.
The orientation took place at the Faith
Convention Center from October 14th to
17th. Distinguished speakers, some of them
company executives and managers, took the
stand. Directors including General Manager
Carter Redd emphasized the core values of
service, stressing the personal touch, and
outlined the company's vision of creating
a community-oriented resort where guests
could experience superior, genuine service
with Bahamian hospitality. Vice President
of Development, Mr. Mark Spear, updated

the audience on the development of the
Club and the ongoing construction of new
units while Chief Financial Officer, Mr.
Bob Toomey, spoke of the company's fi-
nancial resources and advised the personnel
on saving and investments.
Police Inspector Edrik Poitier, Anti-
Crime Manager, talked about the impact of
progress from a criminal perspective invit-
ing the audience to take a stand in protecting
themselves and their community. Another
consequence of economic affluence was
discussed by Mrs. Salomie Gibson, head of
Social Services on Abaco. She brought for-
ward its positive results such as an increase
in jobs and ability to get a higher and better
education without leaving the island. She
talked about the ills accompanying it, such
as an increase in teen pregnancies, increase
in probation cases among adolescents and
increase in crimes, especially child abuse
and family break-ups. "You cannot be your

neighbors' keepers anymore," she added,
outlining the measures that had been put
in place by the government to help with
The District Superintendent of Schools,
Mrs. Lenora Black, purposeful and to the
point, explained to the employees the pro-
cess involved in planning to go from "or-
dinary to extraordinary." She told them to
identify their personal talents and use them
as well as delegate to others the areas in
which they did not excel. Personalize your
course of action, she said. Aspire to some-
thing more challenging, but exercise pa-
tience when obstacles are encountered, she
urged. Seek out individuals who share your
vision and focus on what is truly impor-
tant by identifying your priorities. "Being
extraordinary is a lifestyle commitment,"
she ended.
Mrs. Julieth McCafferty, executive as-
sistant to Mr. Carter Redd, was one of the

last speakers. She stressed the importance
of teamwork and its benefits. She invited
the participants to form five teams, each
of which she distributed a Tinker Toy set.
Each team had to build the highest free
standing tower in 15 minutes. The issue
was not so much the building of the high-
est tower but the observation of the team
members' behavior when required to work
together, who would become a leader, who
were the non-participants, the negative in-
fluences and what actions it took for the
team to win.
The seminar ended with the showing
of a video Johnny the Bagger, illustrating
the results of personal attention and caring
behavior towards customers. Moral of the
story: at the end everyone is a winner, em-
ployee, business owner and customers.
The seminar was organized and super-
vised by Ms. Simmone Bowe, Director of
Human Resources and Training.

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UOwpoinb... How I found my national identity
1m 1, 1

Editor's Note: This is the speech given by
Debby Patterson at her Bahamahost grad-
uation ceremony on September 14.
By Debby Malone Patterson
Thank you for the opportunity to share
my story with you. I have known about the
Bahama Host program for many years and
now through the encouragement of Berna-
dette Hall, I have participated. Thank you,
Here's how it all began. Earlier this year
I started doing historical walking tours in
Hope Town. I am an 8th generation de-
scendant of Wyannie Malone, one of Hope
Town's original settlers. I am proud of my
heritage and I love sharing this with tourists.
Bernadette called to ask me if I would be
interested in becoming a Certified Ministry
of Tourism Tour Guide. When I said yes,
she explained that first I would need to take
the Bahama Host program. I'll be honest, I
hesitated, especially when she said it would
be every night for two weeks. Anyway, I
got over it and signed up. I am so glad I did
because let me tell you what happened.
The first night I walked into the Bahama
Host program I had no idea of what to ex-
pect. I just walked in and sat down. There
were about 10 people in the room and slowly
the room filled to 24. Dushinka Roberts and
Kendy Anderson were our great leaders who
made us feel welcome and then explained
that every night we would open by sing-
ing the national anthem, saying the national
pledge and singing This Land Is Our Land.
Well, right away I felt some resistance.
I really wasn't sure why, but I was aware
that I felt it. I sang the songs and said the
pledge, but I didn't feel connected. It was
like I was just "going through the motion."
This was followed by our first two presen-
tations. I went home with a terrible head-
ache. I was so tired that I didn't even hear

the fire engines rushing
down to Maxwell's.
When I woke up the
next morning, I start-
ing writing. Here I am
in this place again, this
place of feeling like a
foreigner in my own
country, in this place of
not being able to iden-
tify my nationality. Is
this truly my country?
This question has
haunted me for years. I
am 45 years old. During
the first 10 years of my
life, the Bahamas was
still a British Colony.
As a child I was taught

Debby Patterson spoke at the Bahama Host graduation cer-
emony on September 14 in a very personal way about her reac-
tion to the program. It helped her find her national identity to
become a proud Bahamian. She is shown here with the Hon.
Vincent Vanderpool-Wallace, Minister of Tourism, and Mr.
Edison Key, MP for South Abaco.

that I was a subject of the British Empire,
and my nationality was represented by the
Union Jack flag. To further emphasize my
national identity, I was taught to sing the
national anthem of Britain called God Save
the Queen.
Then on July 10, 1973, I was told we
aren't going to sing God Save The Queen,
anymore, and we aren't going to raise the
Union Jack flag anymore. Instead, we are
now an independent country, and we have
a new flag and a new national anthem. This
was really confusing to me. I was 10, I
really didn't "get it." To further my confu-
sion, all the adults around me were upset
because they were all Loyalist descendants.
The Loyalists came to The Bahamas from
America and Britain because they wanted
to live in a British Colony.
Now that The Bahamas would no lon-
ger be a British Colony, concerned adults
wondered what would the new Bahamas
be? They didn't know; no one knew; and
I sensed this scared them. When I asked

what was happening, they reassured me,
saying that these changes were happening
because the Bahamian majority wanted to
create a new Bahamas with its own iden-
tity, separate from Britain.
So that's what the first night of Bahama
Host brought up for me, and I realized
why I had felt the resistance to singing the
national anthem. But then I thought, hey,
let's go back to class and see where this
takes me. I am not 10. I am an open-mind-
ed adult and I am willing to learn.
At each class we had different speakers
and different topics. Mrs. Stuart McCaf-
ferty was enthusiastic about the history of
The Bahamas. Ricky Scott was so passion-
ate in sharing his knowledge of flora and
fauna that the tree specimens he laid on
the table literally came to life. Then came
Mrs. Bain from Andros who gave us two
presentations. The first one was about ge-
ography and climate. The second one was

about Bahamian culture. When I looked,
here comes Mrs. Bain transformed with a
grey wig, glasses, plain Sunday dress. She
has bent one of her legs so that it appears
permanently twisted. The leg is covered
with an old ripped stocking that is sinking
into her worn-out red shoe. As she speaks,
her words come out in a thick Bahamian
dialect, English words mixed with African
words. She reminds us to respect our par-
ents, grandparents and our ancestors. She
shows us pictures of Bahamian life from
100 to 200 years ago, a life of small hous-
es, outhouses, rock ovens, open fires, a
life of survival. Our ancestor's life before
tourism blessed us financially.
As each night passed, we continued open-
ing with the singing of the national anthem.
Sometimes Bishop Campbell would lead us.
He would stand in front of the class and en-
courage us, "Now stand tall, hands to your
side, chest out and sing!" OK, I thought, let
me try this. Wow, a good feeling is com-
ing over me. It's pride for my country! It's
growing as I sing my national anthem. I
don't feel like a foreigner anymore. This is
my country, and I love my country!
Thank you, God. And may God con-
tinue to bless all of us and our wonder-
ful country. Thank you to all my fellow
participants; thanks to the many speakers;
and, of course, a BIG thanks to the Minis-
try of Tourism. I think we could call this
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cannot be forced; they must be grown, en-
couraged by example. This Bahama Host
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national identity is clear. I am so proud to
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November 1, 2008

BTC's Abaco Manager details improvements

By Jennifer Hudson
The Bahamas Telecommunications Cor-
poration (BTC) is constantly in the process
of updating its services. Two of its most
immediate upgrades are to its cell phone
system and Internet services.
As part of its ongoing enhancement
programme, BTC has just completed the
upgrade to its cell phone system on Ab-
aco from September 29 to October 31.
Last year it was mandated that BTC must
migrate to the Global System for Mobile
communications (GSM) system from the
now obsolete TDMA system.
"Carriers worldwide are shutting down
the TDMA system, and we have to fol-
low suit as it is now redundant," explained
Senior Manager of BTC, Abaco, Ms. Ar-
lene Clarke. "Initially the deadline for the
changeover was scheduled for the end of
August, but an extension was granted un-
til the end of October. On October 31 the
TDMA system on Abaco will be complete-
ly shut down which means that TDMA
users will no longer be able to use those
"Currently on Abaco there are 39 GSM
sites operating at the 1900 megahertz fre-
quency. TDMA customers were resistant
to the change to GSM service since they
said that the GSM system is not as good as
TDMA and does not give good coverage
within buildings."
Ms. Clarke went on to explain the rea-
sons for this and plans to improve GSM ser-
vice. "GSM operates at a higher frequency
and the higher the frequency, the smaller
the area that it covers. Since TDMA oper-
ates at a lower frequency, it covers a wider
range. TDMA has seven sites on Abaco and
GSM now has 39 sites, but this still does
not cover a wide enough area. We have

had to put in
more cell
sites and are
adding an
31 at the
850 MHz
which is
similar to
Arlene Clarke TDMA so it
will be able to give more coverage. When
completed, there will be a total of 70 cell
sites. They have already been installed and
are being tested as we speak so that they
will be in service in a matter of weeks."
In order to answer the question many
people have about why this changeover from
TDMA to GSM is necessary, Ms. Clarke
explained, "TDMA technology is very lim-
ited and is now outdated. People are want-
ing to multi-task on their cell phones, and
this was not possible with TDMA. People
want to walk with their office in their hand,
and GSM will provide this service as it has
multi media capabilities."
GSM is the most popular standard for
mobile phones in the world. One of its
great strengths is its international roaming
capability. This gives consumers the same
standardized service and the same number
usage in more than 200 countries so that
their GSM cell phone can be used around
the world as long as they have a phone
with the necessary frequencies. GSM ser-
vice runs on different frequency bands for
different regions: Asia Pacific 1800 MHz,
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900 MHz. Therefore, persons acquiring
new GSM phones are advised to purchase
'quad band' phones in order to be able to
use the frequencies in other parts of the
world. If the cell phone is only required for

use within The Bahamas, then customers
need to make sure that their phones cover
the two BTC frequencies used here which
are 850 MHz and 1900 MHz. Phones are
not being sold in BTC's Cyber World un-
less they have the two BTC frequencies.
Persons buying from elsewhere are urged
to make sure that the two BTC frequencies
are serviced on the phones they purchase.
"Customers were able to keep their exist-
ing numbers to use with their GSM phones
as long as they switched by October 31.
This was especially important for business
owners who already have their cell phone
numbers printed on their business cards."
stated Ms. Clarke.
Google is new
internet server
BTC is constantly looking for ways to
improve its service. In September it notified
its Internet users that it was entering into
an agreement with Google which is one of
the most renowned servers in the world. It
is now in a partnership with Google to host
the BTC server which means that the Inter-
net will no longer be serviced and hosted
by BTC but is now hosted by Google in-

"The switch-over took place on October
3 and will offer a lot more benefits," stat-
ed Ms. Clarke. "One of the improvements
will be the additional storage space which
has jumped from 50 Mb to 7.2 gigabytes.
Also users will be able to utilize everything
Google offers such as e-mail, documents,
spreadsheets, instant messaging and chats.
All of these will be available in Google Apps.
Users can also customize their own page.
Batelnet.bs is the BTC brand Internet
service so persons will keep their same ad-
dress. To set up, customers should access
the new Batelnet Web Mail System at my-
connect.batelnet.bs. Ms. Clarke encour-
ages everyone to switch to Google as soon
as possible. Fifty-one days have been allot-
ted for the changeover to Google Apps and
once the deadline is up, former Batelnet
users who have not switched will no longer
have a server. One week after the switch-
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had switched.
"We will send more advertisements to
our customers with tips on how to use and
correct any issues; these were previously
included in e-mails already sent out. This
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November 1, 2008

Uwpoint... Snake Cay, sustainable development

and the Abaco Public Conservancy

By J.F. Hedden
One of the most serious concerns for
the future of Abaco involves the Snake
Cay area and its example of preservation
of public domain for the public use. The
present privatisation proposal in the hands
of the government and local councils must
be approaching its time limit, and the new
landfill is scheduled for opening during
November of this year. The added slump
in the world economy does not help the fu-
ture of this project either.
This does not mean that Abaco must give
up on its economic development, but rather
approach it from another completely differ-
ent direction. In my last article I discussed
the "Abaco model," and briefly touched on
its unique approach to the hospitality in-
dustry. I also discussed some of the chang-
es the country needs to implement in its
search for truly sustainable development.
In this article I will take the opportunity
to approach the Snake Cay area as a prime
example of what Abaco can do to foster its
own development programme.
To begin we need to take stock of what
we have at Snake Cay at the present time.
All of the following:
* Derelict deepish water port system
* Derelict housing community, mainly slabs
* Waste steel, tanks and equipment, and
unsightly so
* A 80 + acre cay completely devoid of
anything native, except for one resident
who, quite rightly, refuses to move at the
present time
* The initials of an industrial commercial
trade zone
* A creek system surrounding it which is
very sensitive environmentally
* A marine, coastline environment with al-
most constant breezes, huge tidal flow into
and out of the creek system, plenty of sun-
shine and some small compact beaches
* A landing used for importation of equip-
ment, rock and quarry for the infrastructur-
al, construction, and road paving industries

* A slope for launching small boats
* A huge area used extensively for recre-
ational and leisure activities
With insight and planning these com-
ponents can be developed into economic
enterprises which, if implemented, and
interlaced effectively can make significant
inputs towards employment, education,
productivity, value for money invested and
public involvement.
To achieve this we need an initial pur-
pose and objectives in the form of
* Continued public ownership
* A perception of public ownership
* An eventual success of public enterprise
through public investment
* Continued public access and usefulness
* Continued use as a port as per design by
Owens Illinois
* Use for public leisure and education
* Examination of alternative energy pro-
Sustainable design and operation for
* Business and employment
* Environmental stewardship
* A residential and hospitality project
* Environmental, archaeological, scientific
study and education
* Environmental resuscitation, catastrophe
studies and resources
* Functionality for the welfare of the whole
Abaco community
But how will we be able to realise any
of this? Perhaps the most prominent aspect
of what I have already said are these two
* Public ownership
* The perception of public ownership
To achieve these the Bahamian public
and the Bahamian government must both
be intimately involved in the project. Pub-
lic for investment, operational and man-
agement and government for access to the
land, logistics and policy support.
Perhaps the easiest and most efficient
method of implementation would be the
formation of a co-operative under the ban-

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P.O. Box AB 20872 D ll i
Marsh Harbour Drill Rig
Abaco, Bahamas Dock Construction
drillrig@coralwave.com Boat Lift Sales

SWe offer a variety of boat lifts BO T LIFT5 I C.
From personal water craft lifts These lifts are made of top grade aluminum
to lifts up to 54,000 lbs. and stinless steel to maintain their finish and
Call for information and a quote, strength in our saltwater environment.

Abaco Service And Protection

Freddy Albury
Brandon Thompson
Fax: 367-2704


Chainlink Fence


and Sales




Professional Installation


ner of the Abaco Public Conservancy which
would then negotiate with the government
for the lease of the Snake Cay lands and
area. In this manner the whole operation
would be retained as public, both in land
ownership and the ownership of the project
business operations. Interested public indi-
viduals would have the opportunity to invest
in the operations through both membership
and direct investment of capital in the proj-
ect itself. Benefits would be returned in the
form of dividends as the operation begins
to make a "profit." The principles of op-
eration as a co-operative are too lengthy to
detail in this space; but the public is en-
couraged to examine this type of structure
and make comments and suggestions.
Finally, the order of business and priori-
ties must be examined. Financing would be
directly from the members, and operations
would necessarily include
* Clean up and restoration of the docking
facilities and infrastructure
* Revenue generation from continued use
as an import point for equipment and com-
modities from other areas. Use of mooring
and docking facilities for "safe harbour"
for the boating community
* Establishment of contracted operations
to local entrepreneurs such as bonefishing,
tours, sightseeing, kayaking, snorkelling
and the like
* Construction of self-contained cottage
communities utilising the already existing
layout for housing in the area. These can
be utilised for both long term and short
term rentals and will provide both employ-
ment and revenue for the community
* Agreements with national and interna-
tional environmental and resource organi-
sations to further knowledge of the local

ecosystem and surrounding area
* Working with organisations and busi-
nesses to develop more efficient and sus-
tainable energy production systems for
both domestic and commercial uses
* Establishment of entertainment and re-
tail operations to include restaurants, craft,
farmers and fishers markets, plant nurser-
ies and landscaping utilising native species
* Educational facilities especially oriented
towards museums, demonstrations, and
shows geared towards energy, native species
utilisation and environmental stewardship
* Retail outlets
Of course, there are many more oppor-
tunities than those listed, and the whole
purpose would be to provide a completely
integrated business and living community
that takes advantage of local innovation,
enterprise and productivity while still
maintaining full public participation and
ownership. This will appeal to both local
and guest communities and generate both
revenue and a satisfaction level for both the
visitor and the entrepreneur.
At the same time general economic en-
hancement would occur through use of do-
mestic investment opportunities, employ-
ment, normal government revenue with
no exceptional tax exemption and conces-
sional demands, attractions for lower cost
visitor experiences which are both interac-
tive and educational as well as local com-
munity involvement. Thus the requirement
of both investment and increased produc-
tivity are met. Of course, perhaps the most
important of all would be the preservation
of Public Ownership and access.
Comments, suggestions and ideas are
both essential and most welcome.

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

Area Code 242 unless listed otherwise
Island-wide Abaco Listings
Abaco Vacations + 800-633-9197
Bahamas Vacations + 800-462-2426
Abaco Bound + 242-367-5576
Casuarina Point
Different of Abaco 8 rm 20 cott 366-2150

Lee Pinder +
Marina Albury Cotta

Rosie's Place

3 hse
ages 5 cottages
Grand Cay

Green Turtle Cay
Cocobay Cottages 6 cott
Island Properties + 34 hse
New Plymouth Inn 9 rm
Ocean Blue Properties + 34
Roberts Cottages 3 cott
Guana Cay

Dive Guana
Dolphin Bch Resort
Donna Sands +
Guana Beach Resor
Guana Seaside
Ocean Frontier
Ward's Landing

Abaco Inn
Club Soleil
Crystal Villas
Elbow Cay Prop +
Hope T Harb Lodge
Hope T Hideaways
Hope T Villas +
Lighthouse Rentals
Sea Gull Cottages -
Sea Spray Resort
Tanny Key +
Turtle Hill
Sea Level Cottages

II hse 365-5178

4 rm 10 cott. 365-5137
12 hse 365-5195
t 6 units 365-5133
8 rm 7 cott 365-5106
4 units 904-982-2762
Hope Town
22 rm 366-0133
6 rm I cott 366-0003
7 villas 888-812-2243
53 hse 366-0035
25 rm 3660095
+ 63 hse 366-0224
3 hse 366-0030
4 cott 366-0154
+ 3 hse 366-0266
5 villas 366-0065
43 hse 366-0053
4 villas 366-0557
bbers Quarters
4 hse 366-3121

Island Home Rentals + 8 hse
Schooner's Landing 5 condos
Marsh Harbour area
Abaco Beach Resort 82 rms
Abaco Real Estate + 6 hse
Abaco Vacation Planner +
Alesia's 3 rms
Ambassador Inn 6 rms
Bustick Bight Resort 8 rms
Conch Inn 9 rms
D's Guest House 6 rms 3
Great Abaco Club + 12 hse
Island Breezes Motel 8 rms
Lofty Fig Villas 6 eff
Pelican Beach Villas 6 cott
Regattas (Prev. Abaco Towns) 32 effic
Moore's Island
Moore's Is Bonefish Camp 8 rm
Sandy Point

Oeisha's Resort
Pete & Gay's Resor
Rickmon's Bonefish

Spanish Cay Resort

Bahama Beach Clu





t 14rm 366-4119
thing 10 rm 366-4477
Spanish Cay
18 rm 6 hse 365-0083
Treasure Cay
b 365-8500

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



November 1, 2008 The Abaconian

Section A Page 23

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 Ch16
Fire Green Turtle Cay 365-4133
Fire -Man-0-War 365-6911
BASRA Bah Air Sea Rescue Assoc all areas Marine VHF 16
Hope Town 366-0500 Marsh Harbour 367-3752
GuanaCay 365-5178 Treasure Cay 365-8749

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

Taxi Cab Fares for one or two passengers
Plus extra for each passengers above two
Between Marsh Harbour Airport and:
Ferry Dock or Murphy Town toAmmons Dr ...........$12 + $3
Bristol Cellers thru A. Beach Hotel or Gov't dock thru ..........
D undas Tow n ................................................ $ 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
S pring C ity .............. ....... ............... $ 15 + $5
Snake C ay .. ....... .. ........ ................. $35 + $10
Treasure Cay ....... ........ ... ................ $60 + $ 10
C asuarina Point ........................................... $60 + $10
Treasure CayAirport or Bah Palm Shores .$70 + $10
Little Harbour or C herokee ...................................$80 + $10
C rossing R ocks .................... ..................... $100 + $10
S andy P oint .............................................. .. $ 135 + $ 10
Between Marsh Harbour Ferry and:
Ab Beach Hotel thru Wally's & Eastern Shore ........$ 2 each
Jib R o o m ................................. ........ ......... $ 3 e a c h
Solom on's Super Center .............. ...... ............$5 + $3
Stop Light, Dove Plaza, Gov't dock ....................... $ 6 + $3
Governm 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 Cay Resort .............................. ........$20 + $5
M adeira Park ............. ........ ................... $14 + $4
G reen Turtle Cay ferry dock ....................................$8 + $4
M o xy .................................... .................. $ 18 + $ 5
Baham as Star farm .................... ..................... $24 + $5
S an d B a n ks .......................................................... $ 2 4 + $ 5
Joe's Creek, Leisure Lee ................................... $44 + $10
B lack W ood ..................... .. ................. $ 18 + $5
Fire Road & Cooper's Town ...................................$37 + $5
Cedar Harbour .......... ....... ................... $55 + $5
W ood C ay ........................... ................... $60 + $5
M ount H ope ........ .. .......... ................ $65 + $5
Fox Tow n ................................ $70 + $5
C row n H aven ...... .. ............ ................... $75 + $5
M arsh HarbourA irport .............. ..................... $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
AbacoAir- Nassau, N Eleuthera, Moores Is ........367-2266
Am erican Eagle- M iami ...................................... 367-2231
Bahamasair- NassauW. Palm B, Ft Laud ..........367-2095
BaerAir Melbourne/Treasure Cay................321-453-2605
Continental Connection Miami
Ft. Laud and W Palm Beach .........................367-3415
Craig Air Service- Jacksonville, Datona........904-641-0300
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 b a co A ir ..............................................................367 -2 266
Cherokee Air Charters .............. .....................367-3450

Dive Shops
Abaco Dive Adventures, Marsh Harbour............................. 367-2963
Above & Below, Marsh Harbour.......................................... 367-0350
Dive Abaco 1978, Marsh Harbour.................................... 367-2787
Froggies, Hope Tow n........................ ............................. 366-0431
Treasure Divers, Treasure Cay......................... ....... ..... 365-8571
Brendal's Dive, Green T. Cay ............................................ 365-44 11
Dive Guana.............................................. ................. 365-5178
Man-0-W ar Dive Shop ................................... ....... ..... 365-6013

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

SCompliments 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 from Crossing Beach
Marsh Harbour to Guana Cay 40 minutes
Abaco Ferry Service VHF Ch 16 Scheduled service discontinued until Nov 1, 2008
Avaialable for charter service

Albury's Ferry Service Ph 367-3147 or 367-0290 VHF Ch. 16
Marsh Harbour > Hope Town 7:15 am 9 10:30 12:15 pm* 2
Return 8 am 9:45 11:30 1:30 pm*
Marsh Harbour > White Sound Contractor's special Mon Fri 7 am
Marsh Harbour > Man-O-War 10:30 am 12:15 pm
Return 8 am 11:30 1:30 pm
Marsh H. > Guana Cay (& Scotland Cay with advance notice) from Conch Inn
(6:45am- Union Jack Dock) 10:30 1:30 pm 3:30
Return 8 am 11:30 2:30 Dm 4:45

4 5:45
3 4 5 6:30
Return 5 pm

* Not on Sundays
or holidays


Same day fare Adult prepaid oneway $16 / Round Trip $22, * Kids 6-11 half, Under 6 free
Green Turtle Ferry Phone 365-4166, 4128, 4151 VHF Ch 16 Ten minute ride
Green T Cay to Treasure Cay 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, G roup tours

Abaco Marinas Slips Fuel Phone
Walker's Cay
W alker's Cay -.................................. Closed
Green Turtle Cay
Bluff House ................45....... F......365-4200
Green Turtle Club ......32....... F......365-4271
Black Sound Marina...15................365-4531
Other Shore Club.......12....... F......365-4195
Abaco Yacht Service..10....... F......365-4033
Treasure Cay
Treasure Cay Marinal50 ...... F......365-8250
Man-O-War Marina ...26....... F......365-6008
Marsh Harbour
Boat Harbour Marinal83....... F......367-2736
Conch Inn...................75....... F .....367-4000
Harbour View Marina .36....... F .....367-2182
Marsh Harbour Marina52 F 367 2700
Hope Town
Hope Town Marina.....16................366-0003
Hope Town Hideaways...................366-0224
Lighthouse Marina .......6....... F......366-0154
Sea Spray..................50....... F......366-0065
Spanish Cay
Spanish Cay Marina...75....... F......365-0083
Guana Cay
Orchid Bay .................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
Points of Interest
Albert Lowe Museum .......................................Green Turtle Cay
Capt Roland Roberts House, reef exhibits.......Green Turtle Cay
Memorial Sculpture Garden.......................... Green Turtle Cay
Wyannie Malone Historical Museum........................Hope Town
Elbow Cay Light Station...........................................Hope Town
Walk to & swim on Mermaid Reef off M Harb. ..Pelican Shore
Drive to & swim in Blue Hole .............Treasure Cay farm road
Art studio & working foundry- ....................... Little Harbour
Working boatyards........................................... Man-0-War cay
Pocket beaches Crossing Beach in Marsh Harbour
* Witches Point 3 miles S. of Marsh Harbour
* Little Harbour 20 miles S. of Marsh Harbour
* Cherokee 23 miles S of Marsh Harbour
Miles of beach are generally on ocean exposures
* Treasure Cay Green Turtle Cay Guana Cay Elbow Cay
* Man-0-War Cay Casuarina Point Bahama Palm Shore
* Sandy Point & more

reads The
Bikes & Scooters Boats Cars & Carts
Rentals Marsh Harbour
A& P Car Rentals ............................. 367-2655
B & B Boat Rentals ............................ 367-7368
Bargain Car Rentals........................... 367-0500
Blue Wave Boat Rentals ................... 367-3910
Concept Boat Rentals..................... 367-5570
Power Cat Boat Rentals ..........................
Quality Star Car Rentals (Texaco) ..... 367-2979
Rainbow Boat Rentals ................... 367-4602
Rental Wheels Scooters, Bikes, Cars 367-4643
Rich's Boat Rentals .......................... 367-2742
Sea Horse Boat Rentals ................... 367-2513
Sea Star Car Rentals ........................ 367-4887
Green Turtle Cay
Bay Street Rentals + ........477-5300 365-4070
Brendals Dive Bikes & Kayak rental ...365-4411
C & D Cart Rental ...................... 365-4084
D & P Cart Rental ....................... 365-4655
Donnie's Boat Rentals.........................365-4119
New Plymouth Cart Rentals..365-4188 or 4149
Reef Boat Rentals ............................. 365-4145
Sea Side Carts & Bikes...................... 365-4147
T &ACart 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
Jody Albury ......... 375-8068
Terrance Davis.... 367-4464
Buddy Pinder.......366-2163
Justin Sands ...... 367-3526
Danny Sawyer..... 367-3577
Jay Sawyer ........367-3941
David Albury ....... 365-6059

Crossing Rocks
Tony Russell .......366-3259
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
Hummingbird....................$$............. 367-2922
Island Cafe.........................$ .............367-6444
Jamie's Place.....................$ ............. 367-2880
Jib Room .........................$$ .............367-2700
Kentucky Fried Chicken............... ...367-2615
Mangoes ......................$$$............. 367-2366
Pop's Place ........................$ .....+..... 367-3796
Poppa Georgio's ................$
Sea Shells .........................$ .............367-4460
Snack Shack .....................$.....+.....367-4005
Snappas.............................$ ......... 367-2278
Subway ............... .................... 367-2798
W allys .......................... $$$............. 367-2074
Dundas Town
Mother Merle's .................$$

Hope Town
Abaco Inn ...................$$$.............366-0133
Cap'n Jacks .......................$ ............. 366-0247
Harbour's Edge............... $$.............366-0087
H T Harbour Lodge .......$$$ .............366-0095
Munchies ........................... +.. .+.... 366-0423
Sea Spray .................$$ ...........366-0065
Lubber's Quarter
Cracker P's......................................... 366-3139
Hibiscus ..................... .................. 365-6380
Island Treats Snack Bar..................... 365-6501
Guana Cay
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 ..................... H Cafe Open Nights Only
Wrecking Tree Restaurant
Sandy Point
Nancy's .........................
Pete & Gays .................$$$ ............ 366-4119
Rickmon Bonefish Lodge................... 366-4477

Please bring errors & revisions to our attention Rev 6 Jun 08

Visitors' Guide
Restaurants Services Transportation


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Marsh Harbour
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"rSoto S3,490,000 for eire Lsite

* "SUMMER CAMP"- 3 Bedrooms. 2 Baths -1,300 s.f Residence
300' of Ocean Beach I Bedroom, I Bath Guest House "Playhouse"
with Bar- Covered & Open Decks Fabulous Ocean Views
#SCI11094 $2,140,000
-"BLESSING HOUSE" 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths 1600 s.f orf residence
-785 s.f wrap around porch 23,938 s.f 549 Acre land 180 degree views
- 250 to Ihe Atlantic Beach 240 s.f. garage 28,000 gallon cistern Fully
furnished Runway & Dock access SSCH1093 $895,000.

* "BOUNTIFULLY BLESSED" 2 RBedroom, 1.5 Balh
- 800 s.f. residence 3.75 Acre, sea to sea 109" of frontage on Sea ofAbaco -
106' on Allantic Boat basin with lift 170' of dock Swiniaig IPool
- Approved plans for 3/2 New England Style cottage
iTLHI 1086 $1,595,000.

* "PINAPPLE POINT" 32 ILuxury Condominiums
- 16 3 Bedroom, 3 Bath 16 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath 1,035 s 'to nearly
1,500 sf- Waterfront on Treasure Cay Lagoon Each unit with private
dockage up to 70' Pre-Constriction P[rices start at:
#TCH9000 Low $500's

* "VILLA GLADYS" 3 Bedmolnsi 2 Baths 1,147 s.f Residence
-21.213s.f,- 0.487 Acre 75' waler frontage to Build dock -
Great bonefishilng area Tranquiliv at its best
#ANIIII04 S289,000.

Great Guana Cay -
5 Bedroomls. 3 Baths.
-2.212 s.. Residence
848 s- Covered Decks.
Stand 9.700 s.f,
-2 Centra I A/C Units
Storage. Generator Shed
12 KW Aux, Generator
l- Income Producing
Ocean View,
#GGiH1105 S491,000.
Green Turtle Coay
2 Bedmooln, 2 Barh
1,55 sq.f. iLuury Villa
i- Covered Sereened Porches
-Land 7_554 sq.ft
J Deeded ock Boat Lift
-Golf CanI a Cange
-Complete Ienovation 2007
TisICfilly Decorated
Auxiliav CGenerator
No lxpenl) Spared
GTH1098 $995,000.
lMan-O-War Ciay
Eastern Harbour
2 Bedroons, 2 Balls
,030 s.f. Residence -
1,290 sf. Covered Deck
-O.877 Acres
S2 Oceana r F stage
Semi-Private Dock.,
Superb Ocean Views
#MWI11076- $1,550,(001.

Man-O-War Cay
2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths.
1,921 s.f Residence.
S2 Bedroom, I Batli
400 s.e Guest Cabin
- 172' Ocean Beach Front
- _189Acres
eatulfillly Landscaped
Semi-Private Dock
Fabulous Views
S#MWHI 019- 1,165,000
11an-O-War Cay-
-3 Bedrooms. 1.53 Batls.
1,200 s.f Residence.
192 s.l. Stuldio Snore Box
0.23 Acre 10,056 S.r.
17 KW Aux.Generator
Beautifully Landscaped
Partially Furnislle

L IMWH1024- S4".00(1.

* "HARBOUR LIGHT" Dickie's Cay 2 Bedrooms, 2 Balts -
1.560 s.f Residence 1.040 s.E Verandahs 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath Guest
house 1.824 Acres Entire S.E. Point of Dickie's Cay Private
Dock. Auxiliary Generator Superb Views Furnished.
'MWH 1099- $2,200,000.
* "VIKING" Dickie's Cay 5 Bedrooms, 3 1/2 Baths. 3.360 s.f
Residence 1,200 s.f. Covered Deck 0.84 Acres Sea-to-Sea Private
136' Dock -Auxiliary Generator- Superb -larbour Views Furnished.
#MWHI001 $1,995,00.
* "FRESH WIND LANDING" -Dickie's Cay 3 Bedrooms, 3 1/2
Bath s-2.460 sf. Residence 1.400 s,t Porches-Decks I Bed. 1
bath Snore Box 7,500 s.f Land Private 93' Dock. 40 KW Aux.
Generator Superb Ilarbour Views #MWH 1107 $1,200,000.
* "SCHOONER'S LANDING"- Five Oceanfront Condominiums
-lThree-2 Bedroom, 2 Bath Two 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath with Bunkroom.
- Cenral A/C- Fully Furnished Equtipped Fresl Water Pool
Ol-Island Malageameni Greal Renttal Property.
MWH1I069 73 from: 5395,000 to S455,000.

Maan-O-War Cay
2 Bedrooms I Bath
660 s.f Residence.
-241 S. I Stuldio
-Land- Sea-to-Sea e
t ;' 1 "~"i 36,775 s.l: -.8442 Acre
100' Ocean Beach Front
-, - Private Dock On Creek
S- Fabulous Views
"Bonnie Dune" #Mwil11 54lt,000t.


Main-O-War Cay -
-4 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths,
-1,240 s.f Residence.
-0.213Acre- 14.000 s.f.
- I hillside for great Ocean
- Beautitillly Landscaped
- Fully Furnished &
#MWI-11020- SS92,500.
Marsh Harbour -
Sunrise Bay
- 4 Bedrooms, 4 Batlls
-4,468 s.- New Residence
- 1.742 s.f. Covered
Verandahs & Balconies,
-0.3394 Acre 14787 s.f
- Swimming Pool
-30 KW Auxiliar Gen.
-Boat Slip.
4MHH0g84- S2700,000



* "BLUE LAGOON" Parcel i 45 Orchid Bay 43,480 s.f -
0.9982 Acre 190.88'on Sea ofAbaco frontage prime building site- +/-
15' elevations Orchid Bay amenities Allows for private deeded dock -
mature trees. #GGVO087 $940,000.
* "112-112A" Fabulous waterfront building site Two
parcels containing a total of 69,197 s.f. 1.588 Acres 241- of
Sea of Abaco Frontage great elevations to 42' above sea level
GGV1ll2 NEW LISTING $850,000.
* "AERIE" Parcel # 58 Orchid Bay 174.775 s.l'. 4.012 Acres -
Orchid Bay amenities.- One of the Highest Points in Orchid Bay -
Fabulous Panoramic Views. #GGV 1077 $850,000.
* "CLAIRE'S BEACH"- Beachfront Building Site 31,243 s.f -
0.717 Acre 117' Beach Frontage Dock Access Good Elevationi -
Superb Ocean Views Lush Vegetation, #GGV 1006 $790,000.
* "SECRET BEACH" 16,500 s.f. over 1/3 Acre 100' of Ocean
shoreline Over 200' of depit Prime Ocean-frotl building site Good
elevations Deeded dock access. sGGV1092 $375,000.
* "CAPTAIN'S COVE" 6653s.f .0152 Acre 45.47 of Sea ofAbaco
frontage Prime building site can carry a private dock I80 degree views -
underground electric and paved road. "GGVl091 $375,000.
"Cottage Parcel # 10" Orchid Bay 14,574 s.f, 0.3346 Acre -
82.20' on Ihe Sea of Abaco Great Views Orchid Bay amenities.-
#GGV1077 NEW LISTING $366,000.

* "SUMMERPLACE"- I rime Building Site- 10,719 s.r. 0246Acre
- Over 150' of Sea ofAbaco frontage ConCrete Sewall on Sea ofAbaco -
103' x 6' private dock on Man-O-War arbour Fabulous Sea ofAbaco
views. #MWV1082 $395,000.
* GREATABACO CLUB Parcels # 6A and # 7A # 6A -
9.243 sq.fl. # 7A 13,845 sq.ft Private Dockage Great Sea of Abaco
Views. # 6A-#MHV 102 $970,000. # 7A #MHV1103 $1,455,000.
'6A & #7A $2,182,000.
SGREAT ABACO CLUB Parcels # 48 and # 49
- # 48 7,548 sq.ft. # 49 7,117 sq.ft 50' of Boat Basin Frontage.
Sen i-Private Docks Ridge Parcels Good Elevation,
#418-MHVlO00 $667,000. #- 49-#MHVt101 S667,000.
* "Sand Banks Creek #2"- 47.524 s.f. 1.091 Acres. 108'
of frontage on Sand Banks Creek, 540' in Depth. 80' on S.C.
Bootle Highway #ACV 13- NEW LISTING- $108,000
*"141 Hillside Developer Parcels" Over 1/2 Acre wilh beach
access. Aircraft Landing Rights and Boat Slips available
NEW LISTING Priced from: $70,000 $438,000
"CAVE CAYS" +/- 220 Acres 27.342 lint.. 4.5 nautical
iiles of shorline +/- 20' elevations Beaches Lagoons Harbors -
Coves Vista's Controlling depth of 4.5 Between east end of Grand
Bahama and west end of Little Abaco #API 088 PRICE UPON REQUEST

* "CONCHED OUT" offered in I to 4 prime sites 100' 460' of
water frontage -Atlantic Beach and Sea ofAbaco frontage available -
I0'-32' elevations 360' views Very private Area
#G1TV1008 $546,000. $3,000,000.
* "PLAYING HOOKY"- 15,948 s.f. 0.3661 Acre Prime Building
Site Unobstructed views of Coco Bay Public Dock Access Beach
Access 50' from Coco Bay Beach. #GTVlo80 $625,000.
* "COCO BAY VIEW" 32,690 s.f. 0_7567 Acre Dock Access -
Beach Access Good Elevalion. #GTV 1009 $291,000.
* "COCO BAY BREEZE" -- 19,558 sf.-0.4490 Acre- Prime
Building Site Dock Access Beach Access, #GTV1007 $167,500.
* "CASUARINA "-8,126 s.f.- 0,1865 Acre Comer lot Primne building
site Central location Shorl walk lo Bila Bay Beach Snorkel right off shore
#GTV1074 $112,500.
* "L YNVYARD PALMS" 42,906 s.f. 0,985 Acre-- +/- 134' of Sea of
Abaco frontage Prime Building Site Build private dock
- Well established Coconut trees Views of Sea ofAbaco and Atlantic
Ocean, #LCV1090 $274,000.
* "GRAND BOIS"- Rare Prime Ocean-front building site- 0.51
Acre 125' Atlantic Ocean frontage Central I.ocation Fabulous Ocean
Views Lush Native Foliage- #MWV1S08 $695,000.



ME Mir I 1


35 houses will be completed by Christmas

Government is building 45 low cost houses in Spring City
By Samantha V. Evans
In a recent interview with Project Man-
ager of Housing for Abaco, Mr. Kevin Mc-
Intosh, he reported that the housing project
for Spring City is well on the way. The
government has begun with the building of
45 houses and they plan to have 35 of them
0s8I ioue a completed to sell to home buyers as Christ-
n u I- mas gifts in December. The houses being
56 built are three-bedroom, two-baths homes
of 1175 square feet; three-bedroom, one-
sti l l a W us bath homes of 960 square feet; and two-
mai bedroom, one-bath homes of 882 square
L. feet. All measurements exclude patios and
St --" g-i-io hKU oe Hus-- a porches. The size of the lots varies with
the size home built on it. The lot sizes will
-1 .either be 5000, 7000 or 8000 square feet.
The ones being built now will remain as is
but the lots to be built on in the future will
begin at 6000 square feet as announced by
the Prime Minister on October 19.
The homes are intended for low income
families. The Ministry of Housing does not
plan to build low cost homes in any other
part of Abaco. However, if more persons
are interested in buying homes in Spring
ernment has contracted with several contractors to build 45 houses in Spring Caity. Hopefully, 35 will be completed by Christ- City, government is prepared to build more
They are two and three bedroom homes that will be constructed to resist hurricane force winds. The contractors are working low cost homes to accommodate them. Mr.

seven days a week to complete the work. This house is being built by the Twenty-Second Century Builders, a business owned by
Wnzel McBride. The crew members are Kevin Hutchinson, Alfred Watkins, Oscar Archer, Rodney Stewart and John Hardy.

Please see Houses Page 18

Capt. Leonard Thompson is laid to rest

By Jennifer Hudson
The late Captain Leonard Maurice
Thompson, Sr., OBE, beloved Abaconian,
outstanding community leader and busi-
nessman, family man, World War II pilot
and statesman, was laid to rest on October
26 in the Hope Town Upper Cemetery fol-
lowing an official state funeral service at
St. Francis de Sales Church in Marsh Har-
bour. Present to pay respects to this former
Member of Parliament who had represent-
ed Abaco in the House of Assembly for
19 years, were the Governor of The Baha-
mas, His Excellency A.D. Hanna; the Rt.
Hon. Hubert Ingraham, Prime Minister of
The Bahamas; the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie,
former Prime Minister; many other gov-

ernment ministers; members of the opposi-
tion; and uniformed members of the Royal
Bahamas Police Force and Royal Bahamas
Defence Force.
The service began with the singing of
the beautiful Ave Maria by Joan Moss.
This was followed by a poem read by
Fred Hazelwood and Tributes paid to Mr.
Thompson by Patrick Bethel and the Mr.
Ingraham. Mr. Pat Bethel described his
friend, Capt. Thompson, with whom he
had shared a very special friendship for
over 30 years, as "a legend who has left
a legacy which will live on for many y

Mr. Ingraham described Capt. Thomp-
son as "an extraordinary human being,
loyal, courageous and generous. A dream-
er and an inspiration who had led a most
extraordinary life, overcoming trying cir-
cumstances and who had gone from bare-
foot boy to outstanding man. He did great
things for his family, for Abaco, his coun-
try and the wider world, always willing to
risk his own life for causes he believed to

Please see Thompson Page 2

St. Francis student will

represent The Bahamas
Adrianne Kelly from Sandy
Point was named the national
winner of the Conde Nast Essay
Competition and will now com-
pete with finalists from through-
out the Caribbean. She was in
competition with 57 otehr con-
testants at the national level.
She will travel to Trinidad on
October 25 to 27 to find out the
results of the Caribbean com-
petition. She will wear a Baha-
mian costume to read her essay
that is entitled "If I could share
a secret about my island, what
would it be?" She is shown here
being congratulated by Mrs. Le-
nora Black, Abaco's Education
Superintendent. Behind are Ms.
Millie Dawkins of the Abaco
Tourist Office and Adrianne's
mother, Mrs. Della Kelly. See
story on page 10


Capt. Leonard Thompson

Foreign Language

Cadets Graduate
Four Abaco students
__- were part of the Tour
ism's Foreign Lan
guage program. The
year-long program
includes a month-long
visit to a Spanish-
speaking country to be
completely immersed
in a Spanish-speaking
envirnoment. On Oc-
tober 11 a graduation
ceremony completed
their course. The grad-
uates are shown in the
front, Catherine Martin of S. C. Bootle High School; Shoga Newbold of Abaco Central
High School; Denton Gay of Wesley College; and Loudline Joseph of St. Francis de
Sales School. Behind them are Michaelangelo Cartwright, Wynsome Ferson, Doranell
Swain and Millie Dawkins all of the Abaco Tourism office. See story on page 6.


Tributes to Capt. Leonard Thompson

came from

Thompson From Page 7
be bigger than himself. His magnificent
contribution to the growth of North Aba-
co with the establishment of the Treasure
Cay Resort and later the Abaco Beach Ho-
tel in Marsh Harbour is unmatched. He
was a strong supporter of the FNM and
the party owes him a tremendous debt of
Father Glen Nixon, in his homily, de-
clared that this official funeral would
provide a way for the entire Bahamas
to express profound gratitude to Capt.
Thompson for the building up of a nation.
"He was a model Bahamian who captured
the true spirit of what it means to be Ba-
hamian. He lived an event-filled life be-


cause he believed in himself and pursued
his dreams with zeal. Today there is an
absence of zeal. He also described Capt.
Thompson as a man of moral courage, for-
titude and hard work. He was a man of
faith which was the foundation of his life
and his achievements were the result of his
indomitable faith in God."
Following a full mass, the flags of the
Royal Bahamas Police Force and Royal
Bahamas Defence Force were lowered and
then raised to the playing of the Last Post
and Reveille by two trumpeters from the
Royal Bahamas Police Force Band. As the
casket left the church, followed by family
and dignitaries, the sanctuary was filled
with the beautiful strains of the song You
Never Walk Alone.

Parliamentary pallbearers
lined up alongside the casket
outside the church as the Baha-
mian flag was removed, folded
and presented, along with Mr.
Thompson's medals, to the
Prime Minister, who then pre-
sented it to Mr. Thompson's
son, Chris.
Capt. Thompson's body was
taken to Hope Town where he
was buried in the Upper Ceme-
tery next to his dear wife, Mary,
during a private interment cer-
emony. He was laid to rest in a
casket specially crafted by Mark
Malone of Hope Town.

Several members of the Opposition attended the fu-
neral. These included Mr. V. Alfred Gray and the Rt.
Hon. Perry Christie, former Prime Minister.

I friends

An honour guard of Royal Bahamas Police force and Royal Bahamas Defence Force
members carried the casket out of the Francis de Sales Church after a mass was said. His
body was transported to Hope Town where burial was in the Upper Cemetery next to his
beloved wife, Mary, who passed away in 1999.

Ph: 242-367-323 I
Fax: 242-367-3233
Cell: 242-458-2446
Sea Star Building
(beside Maxwell's)
Marsh Harbour
Perry Thomas
Endless Summer #508, Eastern Shores, 2 story, 4 bedrooms, 2 bath-
rooms. 210' water frontage, 80'
dock, 6' low water, 9,000 lb.
boat lift. Cypress ceiling and in-
terior walls, laundry room, single
car garage, carport, 15 KW back-
up generator. $1.5 million net

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
built 3 bedroom I 1/2 bath on
I over 27,000 sq. ft of property
$249,000 net

Great Business Opportunity #506 for someone wanting to
purchase a restaurant that is
ready to go with all the necessary
equipment needed to operate
this lovely building, has sea
views, is on I00'x120' lot. Priced
$291,500. Buyer will pay 5% gov. stamp tax and own legal fees.
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 net. Person purchasing this will have
an instant business.


Three bedroom, two bathroom home, #500 fully furnished,
central air conditioning, on 9,000
sq. ft. Landscaped with beautiful
trees and lawn. Rented. REDUCED
$185,000. Can be sold separately
or with above property.
Murphy Town #517 beautiful 2 bedroom, 2 bath 900 sq. ft home built
on 10,000 sq. ft. of property,
fenced in, beautiful landscaping
m$164,000 net

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 gross

Three unit town-
house #502 each unit is
1500 sq ft and fully furnished.
Located behind John Bull in
Marsh Harbour. Great rental income. Sale price $650,000 net.
Turtle Rocks Lot #519 $40,700 net
Lot on Treasure Cay Golf Course $99,000 net
Lot on Galleon Bay, Treasure Cay $275,000 net

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.

Duplex, 2 I-bed, I-bath apts. off Forest Drive in Dundas Town
Great Cistern Estates Nine lots for sale in new gated
community in Great Cistern, Abaco. Residential only
Lot A 8,491 sf $67,928 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 $69,408 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 net
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 net
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
5 lots in Murphy Town, water view, across from Abaco Block and
Concrete, could be commercial, 56,260 sq. ft. Sold together $253,171
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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iily anc
The Governor General,
His Excellency Arthur
Hannah, and the Prime
Minister, the Rt. Hon.
Hubert Ingraham, were
among the government
officials who attended
the state funeral of Capt.
Leonard Thompson.
Capt. Thompson had
served in the House of
Assembly for 19 years
as a representative for

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SUMMIT STRESS FREE LIVING with 360 degree view MANGROLA SEA VIEWS Beautifully landscaped 3
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HIGH ROCKS SEAVIEW Mediterranean-style 4 bed
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I acre with 90 ft on the Sea of Abaco. Good new 3 bed, 3.5 bath home with high end
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FARSIDE -WATERFRONT the most unique and desirable
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BEACHFRONT LOT with about one hundred feet
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feet of sandy beach. Modern 2 storey, 4 bed
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WATERFRONT I bed I bath cottage with a dock.
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FABULOUS BEACHFRONT LOT in prime location,
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LOT 10 BEACHFRONT. Located in
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2,800 sq. ft. furnished family home with
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SEAVIEWS from 1/2 acre lot with high elevation.
Secluded location, close to beautiful Tahiti Beach.
Close to Marsh Harbour and HopeTown.$ 180,000.
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new 3 bed 2 bath with wood floors, wrap-
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#3989 BAHAMA PALM SHORES Sicrilo 2 Block I, Lot 15. $182,000. Laurie Schreiner: 242.367.5046
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#3031 GREEN TURTLE CAY Coco BAY Lot. $650,000. Stan Sawyer 242.577.0298
#4533 GUANA CAY Dolphin Beach Estates. Lot 68. $200,000. Bill Albury: 242.367.5046
#4572 LITTLE HARBOUR. Lot.97 acre. 150 ft. harbourfront. $275,000. Laurie Schreiner: 242.367.5046
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A real celebration of life

Remembrances by Danny and Lee Pinder
The official funeral was held this past
week for Leonard Maurice Thompson,
Sr., O.B.E., a former member of the Ba-
hamian Parliament, a Captain in the Royal
Canadian Air Force, the reason he was af-
fectionately known as "Cap or Captain" by
all who knew him. He was a prisoner of
war during World War II and later was a
successful businessman. He was a loving
family man and most probably meaning-
fully touched the life of all who sat in the
church that afternoon. Yes, by anyone's
standard, Captain Thompson had a long,
fruitful and rewarding life.
My husband's first job was with Capt.
Thompson over 50 years ago where he
was immediately taken under his wing and
treated as one of the family and I'm sure
that Captain nfluenced him in many ways
over the years. We knew his brother Mau-
rice before he died at such a young age

IL tr if t I i JI
Two members of the Royal Bahamas Police Fo
the Last Post and Reveille prior to the color g
procession leaving the church with the casket

in Nassau and later his older brother Har-
tis while we were living in Freeport. We
knew his other brothers Chester, Joe and
Roscoe. He gave us our honeymoon in his
newly completed Treasure Cay hotel in the
early 1960s and as a young married couple
we spent many Sunday afternoons with all
the family at their home in the Tuckaway
cul-de-sac. There was almost always a big
crowd around with many of the close fam-
ily members there, and we were made to
feel like one of them, Mary and Leonard
had the knack for true hospitality.
We were there for their first daughter
Gail's wedding reception in the old Ft.
Montague Hotel before it was torn down,
and we were living in Freeport when their
second son Jeff was lost in a tragic div-
ing accident. We have tried to stay close
to the other children, Lenny, Terry, Kathy
and Chris, but lost track when it came to
the grandchildren, great, grandchildren,
cousins and nieces. We
experienced many joy-
ous occasions as well
as some of the sad ones
in their lives and lived
them as they had.
Once on Abaco after
they moved here from
Nassau, we visited with
them at their home in
the old bank house, or
better known today as
Mangoes Restaurant.
Mary had opened the
Loyalist Shop and Cap-
tain was busy re-build-
orce Band played ing the Great Abaco
,uard leading the Club after a fire had de-
t. stroyed it. It was a love-

ly summer evening and we were all sitting
out on the dock after dinner reminiscing
about old times when suddenly and without
a sound there was a gigantic bright green
explosion in the night sky which seemed to
eclipse the heavens from one horizon to the
other. It was a series of graduated green
smoke rings that kept emanating from a
central point which grew larger and larger
as each new ring appeared enveloping the
whole sky. Needless to say, we were all
frightened. Not knowing what it was or
how it might affect us, we were nearly
frantic to discover the cause.
At that time all of Abaco was plugged
into CB radios and Mary tried to reach
someone, anyone who could give us a clue
as to what was hap-
pening. She could not
find anyone with good
information. We then
searched the television
channels for some kind
of announcement of
a disaster, but again,
could find nothing.
Captain said we should
check the airport to see
if maybe someone there
would know "what was
happening?" We all
jumped into the truck
and sped off towards the
airport only to discover
few had even seen what
we experienced.
Eventually we de-
cided it was a harmless
aborted rocket from The color guard
Cape Canaveral which and exit of the ca
was confirmed on the was thefirst stat

Florida news stations the next day. Learn-
ing this after the fact did not lessen our
fright and concern the night before while it
was happening nor did any of us forget it.
That evening still brings a chill to my spine
when I remember it.
From the time we moved to Cherokee
Sound in 1985, we regularly began drop-
ping by to visit with Captain and Mary
whenever we came to Marsh Harbour to do
our shopping. As always, we were again
welcomed into their home and spent many
long hours remembering the good times
we had all had together in the past. Mary's
death touched us deeply, but Captain was
Please see Tribute Page 5

, carrying large flags, preceded the entrance
asket of Capt. Leonard Thompson. His funeral
e funeral ever held on Abaco.

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November 1, 2008

Abaco lost a very fine man

Tribute From Page 4
lost without her. His children brought him
through the heartache by convincing him
he should record his experiences in a book.
He soon became absorbed in recalling the
many aspects of his life and wanted to share
his writings with us every time we dropped
by. And even though we knew many of
the main events, we had never heard him
talk about his time as a POW, which was
both painful for him to remember and heart
wrenching for us to hear.
Eventually, we heard the entire book I
Wanted Wings before it went to the pub-
lishers, and I think Captain enjoyed using
us as a sounding board as he wrote each
chapter and page, then again as he wrote
Sea and Sky about his boy-hood days liv-
ing in Hope Town. Both these books were
written in long hand in common spiral
notebooks by Captain and transcribed into
the final draft by his daughter-in-law Peg-
gy, who inspired him to write his books.
Captain had beautiful penmanship. Danny
and I were always amazed that he could
recall so clearly things that had happened
to him over 75 years ago. He not only re-
membered his childhood friends, but also

many trivial incidents and the games he
played with his friends. This remembering
again brought purpose to his life.
Whenever we visited Captain, he gave
us a stack of Nassau newspapers that he
had saved for us or a good book he had
just finished reading as he knew we both
enjoyed reading and our supply of reading
material in Cherokee was very limited.
Often we received fresh tomatoes from
his garden or a paw paw he had just picked.
For as long as we knew Mary and Leon-
ard, wherever there was a rock hole and
a small plot of dirt, they enjoyed growing
things, especially herbs and hot peppers.
As the owner and Captain of the Off
Shore for many years, they also had fish
in their freezer whenever they wanted
it. Mary was a excellent cook and could
produce one of the finest Bahamian meals
seemingly with little effort; it just came
naturally to her. For many years she was
in charge of the food stall at the annual
Catholic Bazaar in Nassau. That as well
as having a large family and many visitors
must have been also been a good teacher.
Captain hated it when he could no lon-
ger go fishing to catch his own fish and
had to purchase it from someone else. He

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had spent so many years experiencing the
freedom of the open waters and unending
bounty of the sea.
Their visitors came from the U.K.,
Canada, the U.S. and Mexico. Old friends,
dear friends, came year after year. Mary
and Leonard's doors were always open,
and they were warm and welcoming hosts.
Mary was born in Canada to Polish im-
migrants and possessed a good sense of
humor. She always had a good "Polish
joke" she wanted to share with us. And
even though she had left her home during
war time to marry a Bahamian and move to
The Bahamas, she admitted it didn't take
her long to acclimate and become a real
Bahamian herself. But she kept in constant
contact with her family back home over the
years. Likewise, Captain always kept in
touch with his squadron buddies and fellow
POW's from the war through their news-
letters and correspondence and even went

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to one of their reunions a few years back.
Leonard and Mary were two amazing
people who earned a special place in our
hearts, and they will not soon be forgotten.
We feel fortunate to have crossed paths
with them during our lifetime. May they
be reunited now in death and resume their
loving relationship once again in Heaven
where I'm sure they both now reside for-

Story of the casket
The casket that held the body of Capt.
Leonard Thompson was handcrafted in
Hope Town by Mark Malone and was
a duplicate of the one that he and Chris
Thompson made for Mary, Capt. Thomp-
son's wife who passed away in 1999. The
wedge-shaped casket was crafted of birch
cabinet material, walnut stained and ep-
oxied and was topped with a handcrafted
cross. Large brass marine cleats formed
the handles along the sides.

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Page 6 Section B

The Abaconian

November 1, 2008

Spanish cadets told of their experiences

By Jennifer Hudson
Four Foreign Language Cadets em-
barked upon an exciting journey in the fall
of last year and on October 11 this year
they celebrated its successful completion
during a graduation ceremony in the St.
Andrew's Methodist Church Hall. The four
young people are now in their final year
of high school. Loudline Joseph attends
St. Francis de Sales School, Shoga New-
bold attends Abaco Central High School,
Catherine Martin attends S.C. Bootle High
School and Denton Gay attends Wesley
Ms. Wynsome Ferguson, Manager of
the Ministry of Tourism's Abaco Office,
gave a brief overview of the Cadet Pro-
gramme explaining that the students had

completed a three-phase programme which
included Language in Action, Internship
and finally Study Abroad during which
they spent a month in Costa Rica being im-
mersed in the language and culture of the
country. "This is the second year of this
programme on Abaco, and Abaco is the
first island outside of Nassau to implement
this programme. Next year five positions
will be available and countries offering
study opportunities will be Costa Rica and
Mexico," stated Ms. Ferguson.
Ms. Millie Dawkins, Coordinator of
the Foreign Language Cadet Programme,
who chaperoned the young people in Costa
Rica, presented the Cadets with their cer-
tificates of completion. All of the Cadets
took an active part in the graduation cer-

The four foreign language cadets entertained the audience at their graduation on Octo-
ber 11. The 11th grade students spent one month in Coasta Rica as the last segment of
their year-long emersion in the Spanish language. The entire program was organized by
the Ministry of Tourism to help students become bilingual. They rehearsed and recorded
scripts that they composed about their experiences in Costa Rica which were accompa-
nied by many photos that they took of their trip.



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emony. Catherine Martin welcomed every-
one and she and Shoga Newbold displayed
both a good command of the language and
their lovely voices as they sang a duet in
Spanish. All four cadets joined in a dance
presentation as a finale.
A multimedia presentation gave the au-
dience the opportunity to Meet the 2008
Foreign Language Cadets. Previously,
each Cadet was filmed by a representative
from the Nassau Ministry of Tourism. The
presentation showed the cadets describ-
ing their experiences in Costa Rica and
was illustrated with photographs of them
enjoying highlights of their stay. The pre-
sentations were interesting, giving an in-
sight into the feelings and apprehensions of
each student. All of the Cadets were of one
mind that the immersion experience had
improved their vocabularies and Spanish
speaking capabilities. They also had high
praise for their host families and especially
their "mama ticas."
Catherine Martin's grandmother brought
remarks on behalf of the Cadets' parents.
She made a plea for parents to encourage
their children as people are needed who are
proficient in foreign languages. "The stu-
dents needed encouragement to get through
the programme as it is not easy and it needs
hard work. Catherine had to travel all the
way up from Cedar Harbour to Marsh

Harbour every Saturday to spend the hours
from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. participating in
the course," she stated. "Encourage your
children to go forward as you do not know
what they are capable of unless you work
along with them. In addition to their hard
work they were required to show manners
and respect in Costa Rica."
Keynote speaker was Senior Adminis-
trator, Mr. Cephas Cooper, who was in-
troduced to the podium by Spanish Cadet,
Loudline Joseph. Mr. Cooper stressed the
importance of being able to speak another
language. He told how it has always been
a lifelong dream of his to speak another
language, a skill which he regrets that he
has not yet mastered. During his visit to
China a few months ago he and the other
Bahamian representative were the only
persons who were unable to speak a second
language. This has led him to the deter-
mination to now begin studying a foreign
language. He commended the graduates
for overcoming obstacles and remaining
focused on their goal because success does
not come easily.
Mr. Cooper also praised the Abaco Min-
istry of Tourism for promoting the learning
of a foreign language among its high school
students which will ensure that there will

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St. Andrews Drive Lot 1 # 1076- 14,700 s/f residential parcel
adjacent to 14th tee of golf course- Quiet community, all
utilities available, short walk to Treasure Cay Beach $76,925.

Bahamas Real Estate

Sea ofAbaco Lot QI # 845 25,658 s/flot 172' water frontage
in quiet cove, good elevations, native vegetation, access
privileges to Atlantic Ocean beaches. $559,000.
"Paradise Point" # 659 Furnished 3 bed, 2,5 bath, 2,400 s/f
waterfront home with porches & balconies on 1/2 acre. 193'
elevated Sea ofAbaco frontage. Fantastic views. $656,000.
"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
loft, 2.500 s/f furnished home on canal front parcel. 95' sea
wall. 68' dock. Underground utilities. Near beach $776,000.
Resi nletitl Parcels
# 823 10,708 s/fcanal lot w/130' frontage& 105' deep water
dock w/ water& electricity, Fantastic beach nearby $345,000.

i1 886 12,828 s/fcanallo lot00'sea wall,50' dock $329,000,

# 602 15,334 s/f canal corner lot w/197 seawall $299,500.

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

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

#811 10.400 s/f sea view corner lot, near beach $107,000.

# 998 13.459 s/f canal view comer lot nearbeach $ 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
horne includes main house, separate master suite. guest cottage.
pool & dock situated on 1.74 elevated acres with 330' of
shoreline. Superb panoramic water views. $2,599,00.
Atlantic Oceanfront Parcel #746 Approx. I acre residential
parcel. 154' elevated shoreline near Orchid Bay community,
great ocean views. $395,000,
Boiling Hole Parcel # 1022 Total 11 acres sea-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 Comnmunity Lots # 570 14 spacious residential
lots from 14,792 s/fto 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 Poit" Seaview Lotf 684 I hilltop 0.405 acre parcel
on White Sound Blulf overlooking 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 stf parcel with unobstructed
Atlantic ocean view, just across street from beach, $190,000,

Inland Lot Near Beach Large 21.450 stf level lot on main
street. electricity & telephone available $59,500.
Inland Lot- Near Beach (Rcf # 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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The lion fish can be eaten!

By Samantha V. Evans
A second presentation and demonstra-
tion was held to educate Abaconians about
the lion fish on October 2nd at the Anglican
Parish Hall in Marsh Harbour. Leading the
presentation was Lakeshia Anderson from
the Department of Marine Resources. She
took the audience through the history of
the lion fish and spoke of this fish as an
invasive species to the Bahamian waters.
For those persons who may not be aware
of what the lion fish is, it is a venomous
fish that contains spike-like spines that can
injure anyone who is not aware of the poi-
son contained therein. The lion fish eats
anything in the sea bed and is now preying
on the grouper, snapper, shrimp and other
fish source that Bahamians depend on for

food. The lion fish is now a threat to the
Bahamian food chain. They live on marine
debris and reefs and they can reduce the fish
content of a reef by 79 percent within four
weeks. All fishermen who spot such a fish
are urged to kill it on site and are advised
not to leave any of them alive. Attorney,
fisherman, and conservationist, Alexander
Maillis II, stated that fishermen spot this
fish everyday throughout The Bahamas but
most times they let them go. Now that such
statistics as available, it is hoped that more
fishermen will do their part to reduce the
numbers of lion fish in Bahamian waters.
If a person is injured by the poison of
this fish, he is advised to apply heat imme-
diately. If he is out to sea, the heat from the
boat exhaust should be good until he gets

Alexander Maillis II is demonstrating how to work with lionfish to prepare it for cook-
ing without being stung by the very poisonous spines. The Bahamas National Trust is
holding seminars to educate the public on safeguarding themselves against these fish. It
is encouraging everyone to kill the lionfish whenever they come across them. It is also
encouraging using them as a delicate tasing food. Some restaurants are considering of-
fering them on their menus. The goal is to reduce their numbers as they are capable of
devastating our reefs.

Marsh Harbour Area
MLS # 1003 Lookout House Eastern Shores Waterfront $1,395,000
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
MLS #1193 Leisure Lee Lot 35 Waterfront $129,000 UNDER CONTRACT
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 #1149 Guana Cay" Beach" Reduced $214,000 UNDER CONTRACT
MLS #1149 Guana Cay 22,232 sq. ft. ocean view lot $124,000 UNDER CONTRA
MLS #1097 Guana Cay Sea of Abaco Estate Property $850,000
MLS #1103 Guana Cay Coconut Tyme Great Rental $590,000
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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to shore to seek proper medical attention.
To reduce the pain, persons are advised to
use a heating pad or pain killers. Much re-
search is now being done to keep marine
specialists abreast of the changes occurring
in our waters. Graduate students at the Col-
lege of The Bahamas are studying this fish
to determine its diet, age/growth, genetics
and reproduction rate.
Attorney Maillis stated that their repro-
duction is quite unique as the eggs of the
female are not fertilized by the male until
they have been released into the sea. At
this point, he explained, they are invisible
to other prey and can drift from their cur-
rent location to any other location easily.
Hence, the urgency to host such a meeting
to educate the public and to encourage fish-
ermen to eliminate the lion fish on site. He
explained that if this fish is not controlled
in the Bahamian waters, within four to five
years, fish that Bahamians depend on and
love will be eradicated. The lion fish serves
no purpose in Bahamian waters. Therefore,
they must be stopped from breeding.
After the presentation, the group went
outside to watch Mr. Maillis remove the
poisonous spines and clean the lion fish for
consumption. Amazingly enough, the poi-
son is located only in the spikes of the fish.
Once they are removed, the fish become
edible. He encouraged anyone handling
this fish for the first time to wear protec-

tive gloves to avoid being stung because
the spines are still venomous when dead.
He also advised fishermen to de-spine the
fish at sea so that they can discard of the
spine at sea. He showed the audience how
to clean the fish the normal way by scal-
ing it, then preparing it to fry or bake, and
how to prepare it for filleting which they
did with all of the fish used in the dem-
onstration. After all was said there were
still some skeptics about whether the fish
should be eaten. Even this writer was a
skeptic but I decided to try it. The fish was
very light to the taste. In fact, it tasted like
no other fish I had ever tasted before. I
would recommend others to try it because
it is very good. Some restaurants on the
island are considering adding this fish to
their menu.

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November 1, 2008 The Abaconian Section B Page 9

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Newest opportunity
Canal front condo and cottage units with
available boat slips
Starting at $680,000 + 14%closing
"Pineaple Point Resort" Luxury gated
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waterfront development. 2 bed/ 2 bath
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of private boat slips. Pre-construction price
starting at $529,000 net (plus closing
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Starting at $900,000 + 12% closing
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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/ 31/ bath fully furnished Town
House with garage and boat slip with 20'
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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
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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.
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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 -te Pool
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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.
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Second row beach with direct ocean access.
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"Gramling House" newly built, 2 storey home
located on Galleon Bay canal with a 45'
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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-plex, ~ CBS building,
each level har SOL ents with 2 bed,
1 bath, living/i Ig iTchen. 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

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November 1, 2008

The Abaconian Section B Page 9

Adrianne won travel essay contest

By Jennifer Hudson
Twelve-year-old Adrianne Kelly is yet
another student joining the list of those
bringing honour to Abaco. Adrianne, who
is an 8th grade student at the St. Francis
de Sales School, was recently announced
national winner of the Conde Nast Essay
Competition. Last year Adrianne came in
second place and her perseverance paid
off when this year she was announced first
place winner. A student from Nassau came
in second place.
Adrianne's essay was selected winner
out of 57 essays from all of the Family
Islands and New Providence. These were
narrowed down to 14, three of which were
from Abaco, by a panel of judges which in-
cluded skilled writers from the media and
the Tourism Board. The top essays were
judged in Barbados. Adrianne will travel
to Trinidad from October 25 to 27 to join
with all of the finalists from other coun-
tries when the overall winner will be an-
nounced. While there Adrianne will join in
a costume display in which she will read
her essay wearing a costume depicting The
Bahamas. "My costume is made from cloth
with a Bahamian flag design at the top and
frills at the bottom and is very pretty," said
an excited Adrianne.
Adrianne appeared in a live broadcast at
Radio Abaco on October 14 during which
she read her essay and was later treated to
a reception in her honour at the Anglican
Parish Hall where she again presented her
essay. The reception was attended by stu-
dents of her school, Ministry of Tourism
staff, parents and friends as well as several
Ms. Ruthann Rolle, National Pro-
gramme Coordinator for the Ministry of

Tourism which coordinates the Conde Nast
essay contest, was on hand from Nassau to
congratulate Adrienne for a job well done
and stated, "I am proud of all the work
that Abaco has done to make sure that the
students express their talents."
Mrs. Lenora Black, Superintendent of
Education for Abaco, praised the excel-
lence shown by Adrienne who she said will
be an excellent ambassador for our coun-
try. Mrs. Black told the students gathered
that television has done much to rob us of
our ability with words and she encouraged
them to read more. "Writing and read-
ing should go hand in hand; good readers
are good writers," she told them. "Find
yourselves engaged in books and you will
gain vocabulary necessary to express your-
selves." Mrs. Black expressed her opinion
that many of the arguments and fights in
schools are caused by an inability to ex-
press oneself.
Administrator for Central Abaco,
Mr. Cephas Cooper, spoke of the good
things which have been coming from the
St. Francis de Sales School in the past
months. "Today this award is the direct re-
sult of hard work by Adrianne and before
that the National Spelling Bee winner also
came from St. Francis de Sales. I hope
Adrianne will be an inspiration to other


students," he stated and admonished them
not to allow themselves to be distracted
but to remain focused on their studies.
"Adrianne will represent her school and
the entire Commonwealth of the Bahamas
in Trinidad and I know will make us all
Adrianne, along with all of the other
entrants throughout the Caribbean, were
given the essay title If I could share a se-
cret about my island, what would it be?
Adrianne wrote an essay "par excellence"
in which she described Abaco's secret as
not just being sun, sand and sea but an
eco-tourism wonderland. The story took
the form of a magic carpet ride adven-
ture which began in Blackwood in North
Abaco and ended at Hole in the Wall in
South Abaco. Adrienne described each of
Abaco's eco-tourism treasures as the car-
pet passed over the Blue Hole and Spanish
Barb wild horses in the north and Sawmill


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Sink, the Abaco National Forest with the
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counters in the south. She ended her essay
by entreating persons at the end of their
journey "to leave nothing behind but their
At the close of the programme Adri-
anne was presented with her trophy by
Ms. Millie Dawkins of the Abaco Ministry
of Tourism. She also received an all paid
trip for two to Trinidad, snorkel gear from
Dive Abaco, backpacks, watches and $500
for her school.
Adrianne is very excited about her trip
to Trinidad where she will participate in
several events. Unfortunately, her moth-
er is unable to accompany her daughter
but Adrianne will be accompanied by
her coach, Mrs. Duverney, Ms. Millie
Dawkins and Ms. Ruthann Rolle.


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November 1, 2008

Junkanoo competition followed a workshop

By Mirella Santillo
The Chairman of the National Junkanoo
Committee, Mr Philip Cooper, traveled to
Marsh Harbour with five other committee
members on October 10th to hold a work-
shop for the school children and a cow
bells and drums competition for the adults
the following evening.
Approximately 25 students from five
schools, accompanied by teachers and par-
ents, gathered at the Anglican Parish Hall
to learn the basics of Junkanoo costumes
making, cutting cardboard shapes, making
crepe paper fringes and pasting.
From mid-morning to early afternoon,
the instructor, Mr. Clinton Paul, kept the
audience avidly interested in his demon-
stration. He showed them how to construct
one of the popular head gears often seen in
Junkanoo parades made of the triangular

shapes stapled together and held in place
by wire. They were taught how to design
a perfect cardboard circle, how to cut it
cleanly, how to score it with a rectangu-
lar piece of wood and staple it so it could
become a hat, a lamp shade or a fruit con-
tainer. The result was very popular with
the students who applied themselves to
practice the technic.
Cutting the fringes of crepe paper with
special shears was demonstrated by Mr.
Philip Cooper. His demonstration was fol-
lowed by each kid pasting the fringe with
glue on an individual piece of cardboard.
The students practiced diligently to repro-
duce what they had learned.
The group met the following evening at
Goombay Park to host the Best Drummer,
Best Beller competition. Klick-Dum-Boom,
the Rhythm of Junkanoo was the theme of

the evening. In spite of trophies and the
promise of money prizes, the competitors
were few and slow to arrive. By 10 p.m. a
crowd had finally gathered and the show,
orchestrated by Mr. Ivan Thompson, the
administrator for the National Junkanoo
Committee, started.
Five drummers belonging to local senior
Junkanoo groups demonstrated their talents
and soon the enclosure was echoing from
the sound of the drums and the crowd cheer-
ing their favorite player. The bellers were
three, each giving his best performance
during the required two minutes. The men
then gathered in threes to participate in the
"three man combo" group demonstration
of cow bells and drums. The audience was

entertained by two young boys, nine-year-
old Julius Thompson and eight-year-old
Brendon Rolle, who gave a fantastic show
on their drums.
The judges, Mr. Terry Archer, Mr.
Shane Deveaux and Mr. Clinton Paul, all
members of the National Junkanoo Com-
mittee, finally rendered their verdict.
In the bellers competition Mr. Kirk
Thompson placed first, followed by Mr.
Colon Curry in second and Mr. Herbert
Knowles in third place.
Mr. Kirk Thompson Jr was selected the
best drummer. The runner up was Mr. Al-

Please see Junkanoo Page 12

Winners of the Junkanoo competition held at Goombay Park in Marsh Harbour were award-
ed trophies and cash prizes. The top winners will compete in Nassau on November 15.

Junkanoo leaders from Nassau held a workshop for students on October 10 followed by a
competition on October 11. These adults are competing in the drums competition where
Kirk Thompson took first place.

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The funeral service for Pamela Owanta
Nutt, 43, formerly of Hope Town who
died at Doctor's Hospital in Nassau on Oc-
tober 9 was held in Nassau on 18th Octo-
ber with Rev. Charles Sweeting and Rev.
Charles New officiating. Interment was
also in Nassau.
She was pre-deceased by her mother,
Anthea Russell; her father, George Russell;
and her brother, David Russell. She is sur-
vived by her husband, Ted Nutt; son, Jesse
Nutt; daughter, Mya Nutt; stepson, Jeremy
Nutt; stepdaughter, Nichel Langley; moth-
er-in-law, Jacqueline Nutt; brothers, Jack
and Basil Russell; sisters, Betty Roberts and
Victoria Sweeting; aunt, Louise Albury;
sisters-in-law, Sandy Kouilas, Sharon Cart-
wright, Lana Russell and Juanita Russell;
brothers-in-law, Niven Nutt, Stephen Rob-
erts; Gerald Sweeting, Nick Koulias and
Nelson Cartwright; nephews, Stewart Rob-
erts, Brandon Sweeting, Clint, Al, Ritchie
and Brian Russell, Lance Cartwright; niec-
es, Misty Russell, Brittany Sweeting, Myr-
tle Pinder, Tanya Mosko, Lauren Koulias,
Monica, Courtney and Miranda Cartwright
and many other relatives and friends.
A State Funeral Service
Capt. Leonard Maurice Thompson
Sr., O.B.E. Order of the British Empire,
lay in state in the foyer of the House of
Assembly on October 24th. A service
was held at St. Francis de Sales Church
in Marsh Harbour on October 26th. Fr.
Glen Nixon officiated assisted by Fr. Rog-
er Madrazo. Burial was in the Hope Town
Public Cemetery.
Capt. Thompson was born on June 17th,
1917, in Hope Town, the son on Capt. Wil-
liam Maurice Thompson and Lena Muriel
Thompson (nee Albury). Capt. Thompson

trained as a pilot in the RCAF, accom-
plishing 25 missions before being shot
down over Hamburg, Germany. He was a
prisoner of war for 18 months.
When he returned to The Bahamas, he
lived many years in Nassau, serving 19
years in the House of Assembly as Abaco's
elected representative. He pioneered Baha-
mian aviation and crisscrossed The Baha-
mas during his career carrying passengers,
mail, emergency evacuations and supplies.
He flew planes before airports were built,
using amphibian aircraft.
Capt. Thompson bought acreage in Sand
Banks that he renamed Treasure Cay. It is
still one of The Bahamas' largest resorts with
a marina, golf course, hotel, restaurant and
condos. He began his last project in 1977,
Great Abaco Beach Hotel and Boat Harbour
Marina in Marsh Harbour. He died at his
home on October 16th at the age of 91.
He is predeceased by his wife, Mary;
son, Jeffrey; sister, Velma Marsh; and
brothers, Hartis, Harvin, Maurice, Roscoe
and Joe Thompson. He is survived by sons
Leonard Thompson Jr. and Chris Thomp-
son; daughters Schaper, Terry Curry and
Kathy O'Kelleher; grandchildren; great-
grandchildren; brother Chester Thompson;
and many other relatives and friends.
In lieu of flowers donations may be sent
to Every Child Counts, P.O. Box AB-
20085, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, in memory
of Capt. Leonard Thompson.
Margaret Carey passed away on Octo-
ber 26 after a long illness. Her funeral was
on October 28 at New Vision Ministries
in Marsh Harbour. Pastor Derek Benjamin
and Bro. Vernon Malone officiated. Inter-
ment was in Marsh Harbour.
Mrs. Carey was born on August 27,

1935, in Nassau and she received her edu-
cation in Nassau. She worked in Nassau,
England and Canada.
She was married to Bill Carey for 39
years. In 1989 they moved to Treasure Cay
where they opened Bill's Marine Uphol-
stery located next to the post office.
She is survived by her husband Bill Car-
ey; brothers Philip and Bernice Sawyer;
sister Nellie Johnson; brother-in-law Joe
Lleida; sisters-in-law Bonnie Sawyer, Beth
Sawyer, Pauline Roberts, Betty Higgs,
Gwynth Winter, Thelma Roberts and Mil-
lie Lleida; nieces; nephews; and many
other relatives and friends.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be
made to Sybil's House in Dundas Town.

Junkanoo From Page 17
len Petitcompere followed by Mr. Herbert
The best Three Man Combo went to
Mr. Colon Curry and his group composed
of Mr. Hernbert Knowles and Nicolas Oli-
ver. The second place went to Mr. New-
el Delancy's trio followed by Mr. Kirk
Besides their cash prizes, the first place
winners will traveled to Nassau on Novem-
ber 15th for the final competition.

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Police Crime Report

Dangerous drugs On August 29 two
men brought snack food for a prisoner be-
ing held at the Marsh Harbour police sta-
tion. Bags of Nacho chips and Doritos were
found to have been opened and had a cigar
in one and a bag of suspected Indian hemp in
the other. The two men left in a hurry when
they noticed the contents being inspected.
Stolen vessel A 26-foot Intrepid,
named Megan Nicole, was stolen from
Boat Harbour Marina sometime during the
night of August 29. A boat fitting this de-
scription was found aground in the vicin-
ity of Bahama Coral Island with an engine
laying in the sand. The boat was towed to
the Abaco Outboard storage yard for safe
House breaking A caretaker reported
a house in Bahama Palm Shore was broken
into between August 26 and 28 with a pair
of binoculars being stolen.
House breaking Another home in Ba-
hama Palm Shore was broken into during
the interval between August 26 and 28.
Stolen were an XM satellite radio, two TV
sets and a laptop computer.
Stealing from a vessel A 35-foot boat
anchored in the harbour of Marsh Harbour
was entered sometime during a one hour
interval at dawn on September 1. Stolen
was a laptop computer.
Rape Just after sundown on August
30 a South Abaco woman was forced to
perform oral sex when she accompanied
a man she knew near the Murphy Town
Unlawful sex The police were notified
on September 1 by the doctor at the Gov-
ernment Clinic that a 15-year-old patient
from Pigeon Peas was five months preg-
nant. The girl admitted to a one-year rela-
tionship with a man she identified.
House breaking A Murphy Town
house was broken into between 5:30 a.m.
and 2:30 p.m. on September 1. Stolen

were a laptop computer and a piggy bank
of coins.
Building fire Police were notified of
a fire in Viola Young's house in Dundas
Town. Firemen extinguished the blaze, but
the house suffered extensive damage. Po-
lice believe the fire may have been electri-
cal in origin.
Burglary Jewelry, camcorder and
DVD player were stolen from a Murphy
Town residence sometime between August
23 and September 2 during the occupant's
Stealing A Cooper's Town man re-
ported early on the morning of September
2 that jewelry was missing after he had
been visited by a friend.
Stealing A bicycle was stolen from a
Dundas Town yard during the night of Sep-
tember 2. Additionally, two bicycles were
stolen from neighboring yards in Dundas
Town during the same night. Three teen-
agers from Murphy Town were later ar-
rested related to the bicycle thefts.
Shop breaking Bay View Restaurant
in Dundas Town was broken into during
the night of September 4. Stolen were a
small TV set and assorted snack food.
Shop Breaking Stolen from the Blue
Marlin Restaurant in Marsh Harbour were
groceries and a stereo system during the
night of September 4.
Malicious damage Marsh Harbour's
Memorial Plaza was vandalized during the
night of September 4 when someone dam-
aged seven porch lights.
Causing harm A rock thrown at a
woman in the Mud settlement damaged
her arm in mid-afternoon on September 5.
The assailant was identified but not found
at that time.
Causing harm A Murphy Town boy
was hit in the head by a thrown rock mid-
morning on September 4. An older teen-
ager was later arrested.

Stolen dinghy A white 8-foot inflat-
able Caribe Mercury dinghy with a 9.8 hp
Hatsu engine was stolen from the Moor-
ing's dock in Marsh Harbour during the
weekend of September 5.
Assault A woman in Fox Town was
punched in the face several times by her
husband on September 5.
Stolen vessel A 34-foot boat with twin
250 HP Yahama engines was stolen during
the night of September 7 from a residen-
tial dock in Marsh Harbour. A suspect was
named and a Dundas Town man was sub-
sequently arrested. The boat was recovered
two days later when found by the owner at
Crab Cay in North Abaco.
Assault with a dangerous Instrument
- A resident of the Mud settlement used a
broom to block a cutlass chop by a man he
knew late in the afternoon on September
Disorderly behavior After sundown
on September 8 police were investigating
an incident in the Sweeting Village area
of Marsh Harbour. They were interrupted
continuously by a resident shouting and us-
ing obscene language. He was subsequent-
ly arrested for disorderly conduct.
Grievous harm A woman of Sandy
Point suffered injuries when beaten by her
sister's boyfriend while running an errand
for her in Marsh Harbour at noon on Sep-
tember 9. The Marsh Harbour man was
arrested about an hour later.
Malicious damage Two tires were
slashed on a truck parked in Dundas Town
sometime between midnight and dawn on
September 9.
Disorderly behavior, obscene language

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and resisting arrest A Marsh Harbour
woman and a Murphy Town man were en-
gaged in a fight on September 8 about 9
p.m. when found by police. They refused
to cooperate with police instructions. They
were subdued, taken to the police station
and arrested.
House breaking A residence in Cen-
tral Pines Estates was broken into during
the day of September 11. Jewelry, a cell
phone and cash were taken.
Fraud While docked at Crossing
Beach in Marsh Harbour, a Treasure Cay
resident had his checkbook stolen from his
boat. Weeks later on September 11 he dis-
covered that a $600 check was forged with
his signature and was cashed on July 17.
Assault A teenager living in the Mud
settlement was on the basketball court
when he was punched in the eye for refus-
ing to buy a juice drink for another boy.
This happened a little after sundown on
September 11.
Traffic accident with injuries In the
afternoon of September 11 two young-
sters of the Mud settlement were struck
by a pickup truck in the area of the Aus-
kell Clinic in Marsh Harbour. After being
treated locally, a girl was discharged while
a boy was flown to Nassau with serious
injuries. He died several days later.
Stealing from a vehicle During the
night of September 11 a car in Dundas
Town was broken into with an amplifier
and speakers being stolen.
House breaking During the day of
September 11 a house in Central Pines Es-

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Police Crime Report

Police From Page 74
tates was broken into. Cash, jewelry and a
cell phone were taken.
House breaking A house in Great Cis-
tern was broken into during the morning
of September 12. Various items of jewelry
were stolen.
Drugs & firearm Before midnight on
September 12 on the S.C. Highway two
police in their marked police car noticed
a vehicle that sped up when seen by the
police. The vehicle was chased and finally
stopped near the South Side Road in Mur-
phy Town. The driver was found to be
wearing a bullet proof vest. A search of
the vehicle found a loaded handgun and a
backpack containing a black hood with eye
holes, rubber gloves and a bag suspected
to be Indian Hemp. Both occupants were
Assault with deadly weapon Police
were in the vicinity of the Marsh Harbour
Government Clinic shortly after midnight
on September 13 when they observed a
car partially blocking the road. They saw
a man take a cutlas out of the car and at-
tempted to chop the head of a passenger of
a nearby blue car. The police fired a shot
into the air to disperse the crowd and get
attention. At this, the blue car sped off. A
resident of Dundas Town, who was wield-
ing the cutlas, was arrested.
House breaking Extensive jewelry
was stolen from a residence on Pelican
Shores during the homeowner's absence.
The owner returned on September 13 to
discover the theft.
House breaking and stealing A Mur-
phy Town house was broken into sometime
between September 12 and 13 with assort-

ed jewelry being stolen.
Burglary Occupants discovered an
intruder on their sailboat boat docked at
the Marsh Harbour Marina about 4 a.m.
September 15. The intruder fled on being
discovered and jumped overboard. The po-
lice were called. On arriving at the marina,
they found a car leaving without lights.
They hollered for car to stop and fired two
warning shots but the car sped off. The
suspect evaded the police in the vicinity of
the Stede Bonnett Road where the suspect
jumped into the water and escaped.
Removing a motor vehicle without
owner's consent A jeep was removed
from a Marsh Harbour parking space with-
out the owner's permission. sometime on
September 14. The owner saw his Jeep at a
local grocery store and gave chase. The car
was damaged extensively when driven into
a ditch. However, one of the occupants
was nabbed and taken to the police station
where he was arrested.
Burglary A house on Marsh Harbour's
Eastern Shore was broken into sometime
between midnight and 6 a.m. on Septem-
ber 17. Stolen were a laptop computer and
a small amount of cash.
Causing Harm A man in Marsh Har-
bour had his bedroom door kicked in by
his roommate who then proceeded to beat
him with a pressing iron and a knife which
caused injuries, This happened in mid-af-
ternoon on September 16. The roommate
was arrested soon after.
Attempted boat stealing A 25-foot
Bertram boat was found adrift by the own-
er close to the private dock where it was
berthed. It had been untied and set adrift
sometime during the night of September
16. A resident of the Mud settlement was

subsequently arrested.
Sabotage The fiber-optic cable was
cut which connects the Cost Rite store in
Marsh Harbour to its parent organization.
Apparently it was cut during the weekend
of September 14.
Stolen vessel During the night of Sep-
tember 17 a 34-foot Contender with two
250 HP Yahama engines was stolen from
Scotland Cay. The boat was subsequently
discovered in a secluded area of mangroves
on Moore's Island.
Stolen vessel An inflatable dinghy with a
25 HP Yahama engine was stolen from a pri-
vate dock at Sunrise Bay in Marsh Harbour
sometime between September 15 and 18.
Stolen vessel A 31-foot Contender boat
named Iron Man with two 250 HP Yamaha
engines was stolen in Hope Town during
the night of September 17. The boat was
found the next day deep in the mangroves
in Moore's Island.
Burglary An apartment in Hope Town
was burglarized during the pre-dawn hours
of September 18. Stolen were cash and an
expensive wristwatch,
House breaking While a Hope Town
resident slept, an intruder entered her
house and stole a laptop computer, an I-
Pod and two pair of decorator sunglasses.
This happened sometime after 1 a.m. on
September 18.
Causing harm A woman living in the
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she knew. This happened mid-afternoon on
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Dangerous drugs While on patrol near
the Burns House Liquor Store in Marsh
Harbour about sundown on September 19,
police observed a man acting nervously.
On seeing the police he discarded a bag
into a trash can. He was arrested when the
bag was found to contain marijuana.
House breaking A Dundas Town resi-
dent had his house broken into and his bed-
room door kicked open causing damages
sometime around midnight on September
21. Nothing appeared to be stolen.
Stealing from a vehicle During the
night of September 19 a car in Dundas
Town had a window smashed so thieves
could steal speakers and an amplifier.
Stolen firearm Before leaving on a
fishing trip on September 12, a Cooper's
Town man secured his shotgun with his
sister. He returned on September 20 to dis-
cover her house had been broken into and
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Disorderly behaviour At sundown on
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and was attacked by the woman in the pres-
ence of the police. She failed to comply
with the police request to stop the attack,
was subdued and arrested. She will appear
in court.
Assault While at a night club on Don
MacKay Boulevard a Dundas Town wom-
an was slapped in the head and had a drink
thrown on her by her ex-boyfriend. This
happened about 2 a.m. on September 20.
The man was subsequently arrested and
will appear in court.
Assault A woman living in Central
Pines Estates was in a nightclub before
mid-night on Sepember 23 on the S.C.
Bootle Highway outside Marsh Harbour
arguing with her husband when he kicked
her and knocked her to the ground causing
an injury to her shoulder.
Drug information An anonymous
phone call alerted police to a movement of
drugs in the Sandy Point area around mid-
night on September 24. Authorities were
alerted in other jurisdictions and a team
investigated in the Sandy Point area with
negative results.
Burglary A generator and four exten-
sion cords were discovered missing from a
house in the Island Home subdivision north
of Crossing Rocks. They were taken some-
time between September 17 and 19.
House breaking Sometime during the
day on September 20 a house in Fox Town
was broken into and cash was stolen. A
suspect was later arrested.
Stealing A Dundas Town resident an-
chored his 17-foot boat in Jerry Bay but
during the night of September 24 the 85

HP Yamaha engine was stolen.
House breaking A Murphy Town resi-
dent had a piggy bank containing money
stolen by a burglar during the day of Sep-
tember 22.
Unlawful sex A 14 year old girl was
examined September 25 at the Government
Clinic in Marsh Harbour and was found
to be five months pregnant. She admitted
to having several affairs with a resident of
Central Pines Estates.
Causing harm A woman and her niece
were walking in Dundas Town late in the
afternoon on September 25 when the niece
was attacked and beaten with a stick by a
student of Abaco Central High School. The
attacker was identified.
Stealing from a vehicle During the
night of September 24 a car parked in a
residential yard in Murphy Town had a
window smashed and the stereo system
was stolen.
Stealing by reason of employment An
internal audit by Gulfstream Airline dis-
closed that a substantial sum was unaccount-
ed for during the period between July 1,
2007, and June 1, 2008, at the Treasure Cay
office. Police assistance was requested.
House breaking A 32-inch television and
a DVD player were found missing in a bur-
glarized house on Sugar Loaf Cay off Marsh
Harbour's Eastern Shore. This happened
sometime between August 2 and September
26 when the break-in was discovered.
Stealing A woman's handbag was re-
moved from a car while at the 24/7 Ser-
vice Station in Marsh Harbour late in the
afternoon on September 26.
Stolen vessel A 17-foot Paramount boat
with a 130 HP Yahama outboard engine

was stolen from a private dock on Marsh
Harbour's Eastern Shore area sometime
between September 24 and 27.
Dangerous drugs, obscene language,
assaulting a police officer, causing dam-
age and resisting arrest At 3:30 a.m.
on September 28, while at Tardie's Night
Club on the S.C. Bootle Highway, a patron
continuously made degrading and obscene
remarks to a police officer. The individual
was later observed to smoke a home-made
cigarette believed to be marijuana. He then
was arrested but began fighting with the
police officer. A second man then joined
the fight against the officer. One of the
assailants pulled a cutlas and the officer
retreated into the club and called for as-
sistance. The assailants managed to leave
the scene before help arrived.
Suspect arrested A resident of the Mud
settlement wanted on several charges was
arrested mid-morning on September 25.


Assault While visiting a friend in
Dundas Town, a woman's ex-boyfriend
came and accused her of spreading gossip
about him. Not satisfied with her denial,
he slapped her and the two women man-
aged to push him out of the house and lock
the door. He left after several unsuccessful
attempts to gain entry. This happened at
noon on September 29.
Stealing Three thousand pounds of
scrap copper wire were stolen during the
night of September 29 from the Kipco Sal-
vage Yard on the S.C. Bootle Highway. A
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November 1, 2008

Senior Citizens visit Castaway Cay

October is senior citizens month in the
Bahamas. This year one of the excursions
organized by Abaco office of Social Ser-
vices and Guenter Schmid was for the
senior citizens of South Abaco to visit
Castaway Cay on October 13th. The visit
coincided nicely with Discovery Day, and
it seemed fitting for Disney to provide the
opportunity for the seniors to have a little
adventure and excitement on this national
holiday in The Bahamas.
The seniors came from Sandy Point on
our crew boat and eagerly climbed into
the tram for their island tour driven by

the charming Sidney and accompanied by
Guenter and Sarah.
The Castaway Ray's Stingray area was
a popular stop with some of the group who
braved the water to feed the rays. The oth-
ers watched and laughed from shore as
their friends jumped back with fright as the
rays sucked the food out of their hands.
The more adventurous seniors climbed the
50 steps to the top of the observation tower
for a great bird's eye view of the island.
Then it was off to Serenity Bay for a group
photo before heading to Cookies BBQ for
a beautiful Bahamian lunch prepared by

Theresa and Mark.
The seniors took a keen interest in the
vegetation on Castaway Cay, telling all the
home remedies and special "bush medi-
cine" teas they make from different local
plants grown on the island. They do not
taste great although they fix everything
from the common cold to aches and pains
and even fertility problems. They got ex-
cited to see how many sea grape plants we
have on the island which produce a small
tart tasting berry, a popular snack in the
One of the seniors used to work on Cast-
away Cay as a contractor. This trip was
like walking down memory lane for him.
As we drove around, he would point to a
pavilion or concrete work and say, "I made

that," beaming with pride.
"It is really nice for our crew to be able
to give something back to the community
and really brighten up someone's day. Ev-
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from ear to ear as they boarded to boat for
the return trip to Sandy Point, begging to
be able to return next year. Thank you to
everyone who helped make such a great

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Spring City residents speak out

about housing development

By Samantha V. Evans
Residents and persons who are build-
ing new homes in the Spring City com-
munity spoke out recently about the low
cost homes being built by the Ministry of
Housing. The proposed plans for this new
development were introduced to Abaco
residents in August of this year when the
Minister of Housing, the Hon. Kenneth
Russell, and a large contingent from Nas-
sau visited Abaco to hold a town meeting
at the Anglican Church Hall in Marsh Har-
bour. It was at that time that many of the
residents learned of government's plans for
the development. Mr. Colin Curry, Marsh
Harbour Town Committee member and
long time resident of Spring City, spoke
out at that time stating that what they are
proposing to build is different from what
was originally on the books.
Apparently, the lot sizes of the original
plans were much bigger than what was
being presented now. The original plans
called for 80-foot by 100-foot minimum
size lots while the new housing project
has lot sizes beginning at 50-feet byl00-
feet. The Minister of Housing, the Hon.
Kenneth Russell, heard their concerns and
promised to look into the matter.
In October the construction by govern-
ment of some houses began and the lot siz-
es appear to have not been changed from
the small lot sizes introduced at the town
meeting. This prompted Mr. Curry to call
a meeting with Min. Russell and the Spring
City residents who were outraged about
what they were seeing. The meeting was
on October 18th at 5 p.m. in the commu-
nity. Many residents attended and voiced
their concerns.
In an interview with some of the resi-
dents, the following concerns, frustrations,

and suggestions were shared. One resident
stated that she believes that the develop-
ment is an excellent idea but the property
sizes are too small. Even though they make
fine starter homes, there is no room for ex-
Another new home builder in Spring
City who shares the sentiments of many
new home owners in the community be-
lieves that these low cost homes were just
"slapped" right in the middle of their nice
homes without any consideration given
as to how they will devalue their upscale
homes. She stated that these homes are val-
ued from $250,000 and up, and now they
have to look out of their front doors to see
homes that are not even worth half of the
value of their homes.
One resident feels that the minister and
the housing officials should have taken
some time to view the area before they
drew up their plans and started this devel-
opment. The residents are not saying that
they want them to stop the development
but to adjust the sizes of the lots. They are
just too small! She suggests that they try
to beautify the homes in some way so that
they will be more appealing and blend into
what is already in place.
A resident of the community is quite dis-
appointed in the Minister especially the way
he treated the residents of Spring City. He
feels that no consideration was given to the
concerns of the residents before such plans
were made. He stated that no town meeting
was called for the residents of Spring City.
These homes are going up very fast as
the contractors work seven days a week.
Each contractor has been given five homes
to build. Some of the contractors are Island
Design, Fine Gems Home Builders and
GM Construction & Electrical Services.

Courtesy of the Nassau Guardian
Last year each Member of Parliament
was allocated $100,000 to spend in his
constituency. This program will be re-
peated in 2009.
North Abaco
The Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon.
Hubert Ingraham, has put his entire al-
location of $100,000 for the North Abaco
constituency as part payment on a beach
recreation facility on public land near
Treasure Cay. This is primarily for all
the residents and visitors of North Abaco,
from Crown Haven to Dundas Town.
"The allocation for this year will be
similarly expended," Mr. Ingraham said.
He felt that this is a well planned, ten-
dered and approved project.
South Abaco
Mr. Edison Key, Member of Parlia-
ment for South Abaco, distributed his al-
location to benefit each town. The list of
projects included the following:
* Reconstructed and resurfaced a basket-

Housing From Page 1

McIntosh is pleased with the development
especially since it is upgrading the area tre-
Residents interested in purchasing lots
in Central Pines Phase Two are advised
that the lots will be available for sale in
approximately 30 days. The water is pres-
ently in place and the light poles are now
being installed. There will be no building
of homes by the Ministry of Housing in
Central Pines.
The visit by the Minister of Housing,
the Hon. Kenneth Russell, on October 18

ball court on Moore's Island
* Completed electrical wiring and a small
generator house at the hurricane center
in Sandy Point
* Put in a new park at Crossing Rocks
* Did road work at Cherokee Sound
* Made roof repairs to the library and
dock repairs in Hope Town
* Rebuilt a dock at Man-O-War Cay
* Carried out road work in Guana Cay
* Park upgrades and road work in Marsh
* Constructed a new fence at the airport
in Marsh Harbour
* Set plans in motion to pave a road that
leads to the former high school in Spring
"That brings me rightup to $100,000,"
the MP said. Mr. Key plans to spend
some of the allocation for 2009 on a
new park/ farmers' market being built
in Marsh Harbour. The land has already
been cleared. "Whatever the needs are,
it will be up to the people how they want
to spend it," he said.

and the Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Hu-
bert Ingraham, on October 18th confirmed
and verified that the concerns the residents
were having regarding the water table was
not a problem. The residents were con-
cerned that when they dig three feet down
on any property that they will see water.
Mr. McIntosh stated that even though they
intend to dig soak-aways, they are prepared
to dig septic tanks if a problem develops.
He reminded the residents that Spring City
is built in an area with natural springs but
they are doing all they can to assure them
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Cherokee Sound A Letter of Appreciation
By Lee hinder Our community has just received a very
By Lee Pinder
prestigious award, the first annual Friends
South Abaco of the Environment Keep Abaco Beautiful
Celebrates Youth Month plaque and certificate which we are very
The youth of South Abaco came to proud of. Our young people and school-
Cherokee Sound's Assemblies of God to children deserve a lot of the credit as they
celebrate the past, present and future on regularly pick up litter, not only within the
October 12th. town limits but on the beaches and along
The different schools represented includ- the access roadways.
ed Mt. Zion Baptist, Cherokee Primary, But, besides individual efforts, we also
Crossing Rocks and St. Martin's Anglican have two very special people in our midst
youth. The moderator was Mr. Jason Rob- who are responsible for "the face we show
erts with remarks from Administrator Ben- the world" and they are our long time
jamin Pinder and Chief Councillor Preston garbage collector, Freeman Roberts, and
Roberts with the keynote speaker for the our public groundskeeper, Ricky Sawyer.
service Bro. Daniel Sawyer. Refreshments Both these men have done an exceptional
were served at the W. W. Sands Commu- job week in and week out year after year.
nity Center in Cherokee. Without their conscientious attention to do-
A march was planned to take place in ing the best job possible, Cherokee could
Crossing Rocks for the next morning to very well have an entirely different look.
start off the Youth Rally, but was post- So I would like to say a special thank you
poned because of rain. The speaker at the to them for their long and dedicated service
rally was Supt. Shawn Smith and com- to Cherokee and to our residents for their
ments by Don Cornish, Abaco's Director attention to civic pride.
of Tourism.

Philip John Strachan's family appreciates your thoughtullness
We would like to take this occasion to convey sincere thanks and gratitude to
all those persons that rendered expressions of love and many acts of kind-
ness during our time of bereavement. For those of you that travelled many
miles to share in the service, we thank you. Special thanks to those persons
that made telephone calls, prayers, sent flowers, cards and who made visits to
our home.
Sorrow is a bit easier to bear with God and friends like you.
May god bless you alll

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Holders of "old" passports will have to
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School News

Arch Bishop Patrick
Pinder Visits St. Francis
By Samantha V. Evans
On October 1st St. Francis de Sales
School had very special visitors in the
person of Arch Bishop Patrick Pinder and
Catholic Director of Education Claudette
Rolle. Principal Kumar stated they were
honored to have the Arch Bishop visit
Abaco. The day began with the admin-
istrators and some students meeting the

visitors at the Marsh Harbour airport and
later honored them at a mass held at St.
Francis de Sales Church. Students from
grades 1 through 5 showed their apprecia-
tion through gift presentations and words
of gratitude.
The Arch Bishop reminded the students
that they are special and have so much to
offer this world. He told them that they
should not waste their time because their
years in school will be some of the most
memorable ones of their lives. Aisha
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Jones, a grade eight student, thanked the
Arch Bishop for taking time to visit with
them. The Arch Bishop was so moved by
the gratitude shown to him that he gave Ai-
sha a big hug which wowed the students.
The students also presented Mrs. Claudette
Rolle with a gift of gratitude as well.
College Fair is planned
The annual Abaco College fair will be
held on November 18 at New Vision Min-
istries. Representatives from more than 20
colleges will have tables with brochures
and other information about their schools.
This is an ideal time for students and their
parents to talk with college representa-
tives to find out the size of the schools, the
costs, the living situations, the financial as-
sistance that the school can offer and what
majors they offer. They can answer any
questions that they may have.
All high school students are invited to
attend. Remember that it takes time to talk
with the representatives so allow for that.
The next issue of The Abaconian will have
a list of the colleges that will be represent-

Ministry Launches
Mentoring Reading
By Samantha V. Evans
In September the Ministry of Education
and the U.S. Embassy joined forces to in-
troduce a Reading Mentoring Program for
students in grades four, five and six. The
slogan for the initiative is Read to Lead
and it is the intent of this program to at-
tract community volunteers to work along
with the school to promote reading in pri-
mary school students. The objectives are
to create a community of avid readers and
encourage students to read for pleasure.
The national reading mentoring program
for primary schools is designed to build
awareness and enthusiasm among family
members, the corporate community and
the general public ultimately creating a
community of avid readers.
In the Family Islands, the teachers are
asked to find volunteers from their com-
munity to read to their students once per
Please see School Page 27

Arch Bishop Patirck Pinder visited St. Francis de Sales School on October 1 and met
with several classes. He is shown here with one of the classes of very young students. He
encouraged all of them to study hard and do well in school.

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School From Page 20
week from 12:45 to 1:15. Volunteers can
come from any sector of society. The
reading material will be provided by the
Ministry of Education. The three initial
books will be Green Boy by Susan Cooper,
Morning Girl by Michael Dorris, and Un-
der the Sunday Tree by Eloise Greenfield
and Amos Ferguson.
The Rigby-Read will be used as the
baseline to determine the success of the
program along with school-based reading

tests. The coordinator for the programs
will be assigned by each school but some
possible coordinators are the librarian,
literary coordinator, and senior mistress.
The program began at schools on Abaco
during the month of October and will run
for a period of ten weeks.
Central Abaco Teachers
get a Creole Lesson
By Samantha V. Evans
On September 26th the teaching staff of
Central Abaco Primary School received

an introductory course in Creole 101 led
by Physical Education teacher Mr. Jeffrey
Victor. Since the school has a very large
Creole-speaking population, the teachers
saw this course as a necessity. Mr. Victor
introduced them to Creole words represent-
ing the family, neighbors, and character
traits as well as common courtesy. Some
of the teachers found this lesson most in-
formative while others were overwhelmed
by the diversity of the language itself. Mr.
Victor provided them with French mean-
ings of the same words for them to realize

that Creole and French are different. He
stated that there are variations of Creole
and it varies by community. A few of the
teachers had taken formal conversational
Creole classes in Nassau so this was a wel-
comed refresher course for them. The next
lesson will be planned for a staff meeting
later in the school year.

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Nicholas Buddy Malone
returned from the Middle
East, after a one year tour
of duty. Nicholas is the son
of Buddy Malone & Patrice
Fairchild. Nicholas grew up
on Hope Town, and attended
Hope Town Public School.
In December while on leave
in Germany he proposed to
Daniela Schaffart and will be
married after his duty is
complete with the U.S.
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Daniela will raise their family
in Germany. Nicholas my son,
we are all so proud of you.

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Happy Birthday Blessings to Aunt Rowena Sands
Of Man-O-War Cay, Abaco who was 90 on October 5th.
We celebrated by having a little gatherinA
of ladies from the community on October 6th
at Natasha's house, her granddaughter. We
had a lovely time, And how many times can
we father to celebrate a 90th birthday!
She has been a Pearl of Man-O-War Cay,
for many years.
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son, Eli, being the youngest (3 months) on the Island
at the time.
I would like to wish her God's blessings and lots of
love. From: Madeline (Dave, Micah & Eli).
P. 8. Sherry and Natasha would like to thank all the ladies
for showing up and helping in anyway, that made the day so SPECIAL.

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Houses and Land For Rent and For Sale

Minimum for 3 lines in one issue $9
Picture and 4 lines $25
Additional lines at $2 per line
Display classified $18 per column
We can take the photo within the Marsh
Harbour area or use your photo.
Call 242-367-2677 Fax 242-367-3677

Cherokee Sound Yellow Wood 2 bed / 1
bath new house. Elevated 1/2 acre land. City
water, power and wireless hooked up. 1/2 mile
south of Winding Bay. Call Neil Hingle or Tara
Claridge. 386-453-7495 or 367-3006 Ext 103
or NeilHingle@GMail.com
Dundas Town 2 bedroom apt. for rent, fur-
nished. Call 367-2895
Hope Town Specialist. A collection of upscale
homes with pools, private docks, etc., ideal for
special occasions, reunions, honeymoons. Hope
Town Hideaways 242-366-0224 or

Marsh Harbour Sky Developers 2 bed/ 1 bath,
furnished, wtih A/C, with washer and drier,
water included. $1350/ mo. Call Mrs. Green
at 367-2660
Marsh Harbour, Gov. Subdivision. 2 b/ 1 b
duplex, washer & drier, central air, furnished,
water. $1500/ mon. First and last month's rent
and $500 security. Call 367-0209
West Palm Beach private rooms for rent,
near airport, shopping, port, non-smoking. Call
Lovely 367-4297 (d) or 367-3442 (n) or Phil at
561-683-3757 or harmony7770@gmail.com
Sweetings Village, Marsh Harbour, 1 bed / 1
bath apt., fully furnished, washer/dryer, central
air, water included. $750/ mo. Call 367-2051
or 577-6571

Elbow Cay's Best Houses and Land, rentals
and sales, Hope Town Hideaways. Call 242-
366-0224 or fax 242-366-0434. On the internet
at www.hopetown.com

Elbow Cay lot Dorros Cove, deeded dock slip
at Tahiti Beach. Panoramic views. $259,900
Net. Call Steve at 770-331-8197
Elbow Cay hilltop lot in Lucayos (North Road)
across from Treescape, 10,000 s.f. or 100' x
124'. $159,000 Call 386-212-0101
Guana Cay, Sea of Abaco, 1+ acre with el-
evation, 400+ ft. waterfront. Brokers welcome.
Guana Cay house for sale. Dramatic ocean & Sea
of Abaco views, three sided floor to ceiling glass,
incredible sunset views from covered deck. 2 bed/
2 bath/ Jack & Jill shower. Purchase includes ad-
ditional lot ensuring unobstructed views. New roof
2008. Purchase includes all furnishings. Purchase
price $350,000 net to seller. Brokers protected.
View property www.greatguanarentals.com Call
404-846-1666 or dl@atlantaindustrialproperties.
Moraine Cay available for rent or sale For info
go to morainecay.com

Scotland Cay Private island with runway golf
carts, spa, pool table, internet, TV, fireplace.
Turnkey. Bruce Burgess cell 954 632 4966,
home 954 566 6096, Details at
www. summercampabacos. com
Scotland Cay Atlantic beach, 3600' paved run-
way, marina slip available, 125' beach by 260'
deep, private island. Call 970-389-0236
Treasure Cay Pineapple Point Resort.
luxury waterfront condos with deep water docks
& garages! The ultimate location in Treasure
Cay in protected harbour with spectacular, un-
obstructed views. Available July 2008! www.
pineapplepointresort.com 242-475-7464 or
1-800-545-0395 Come & see us at the end of
Marina View Dr. Office Open M-F 9-4:30 pm
or by appointment.
WPB Condo Furnished 2 bed 1 bath; A/C;
Internet ready. Ideal for student/s. Security on
grounds. Bus stop at entry. 15 min from PB
Community College. Short walk to major shop-
ping & restaurants. $90,000. Call 242-365-4636
days, 242-365-4218 evenings

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is cancelled
The Christmas Festival Committee
is sorry to advise the public that the
Annual Christmas Festival has been
canceled for this year. The commit-
tee apologizes for any inconvenience
caused and looks forward to your sup-
port in next year's event, which will be
bigger and better than ever before. The
date for next year's event is Saturday,
December 5th, 2009.

It Pays to


Guy Fawkes Night Forest Heights Academy
Hamburgers Braut Dogs Sweets
Fire Works Guy Fawkes competition Friday, Nov. 7 6 9 pm

Sudoku puzzle 4 7 W8 3
The numerals 1-9 must appear only once in: 8 9 4
* each 9-block square each row each column
Our first 12 puzzles are rated as easy. 5 2 9 4 1
6 2 8 3 74 1 5 9 7 4 3 2
Every Sudoku game begins 6 2 8 3 7 4 1 5 9
with a number of squares al- 4 7 5 9 1 6 3 2 8
ready filled in, and the diffi- 1 3 9 2 5 8 6 4 7 5 4
culty of each game is largely a 5 6 7 8 2 3 9 1 4
function of how many squares- 0 A C
are filled in. The more squares 9 1 2 4 6 5 7 8 3 6 4 2
that are known, the easier it is 8 4 3 7 9 1 5 6 2 7 3 6 2 1
to figure out which numbers 2 9 6 5 8 7 4 3 1
go in the open squares. As you
fill in squares correctly, op- 7 5 4 1 3 2 8 9 6 9 4 6
tions for the remaining squares 3 8 1 6 4 9 2 7 5
are narrowed and it becomes Answer to October 15 3 6 8 7
Answer to October 15 puzzle
easier to fill them in. ------ ---
Answer on page 8


If you would like your church listed here, call 367-2677 1

S R @ 645PM


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

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

We exist to:
Reach, Develop,
Train, Love
and Send
Weekdays (Prayer Meeting)
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 5:00 a.m.
Monday Night 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Night F.T.H. 7:00 p.m.
Friday Youth Night 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Thursday Family Night

C 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
9:30 & 11
Mission House

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

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

business service


Trppicml SuvenirP
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

B's Sunrise
Souvenirs Cuban Cigars Casual Clothing
TShirts Venus Swimwear Jewelry
Children's Clothing and lots more ...
Located in Simmon's Plaza next to Snack Shack
Mon -Sat 9- 5 Phone: (242) 367-4822

Abaco 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

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

Spa & Nail Salon
"Indulge Your Senses"
B & L Building (Suite 108)
Marsh Harbour, Abaco
Tel: 367-5003 or 225-1161

Abaco A &
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D Trucking

S IV ivcLnUI iaiu
Phone 577-0184 577-0220
PO. BoxAB 20432, Marsh Harbour Abaco

Your Ad Could
Be Here
Call 367-2677

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

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

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

Call the Copier Doctor
We make house calls!
Most brands serviced
We make business quality rubber stamps:
Deposit Stamps, Daters, Address Stamps
Self-inking and traditional styles
Call 367-4709



November 1, 2008 The Abaconian

Abaco Cancer

Society Walk
By Jennifer Hudson
Everyone is invited to join in the
Stride for Life 5K Walk on November
8 to benefit the Abaco Cancer Society.
The walk will begin and end at the Jib
Room on Pelican Shores. Registration
will begin at 7:15 a.m. and the Walk will
begin at 8 a.m. Entry fee will be $5 and
special Cancer Society T shirts will be on
sale for $10 each.
Come and support this worthy cause.
All proceeds will go towards assisting
cancer patients of Abaco with air fares
to enable them to receive the necessary
treatments abroad.

Cadets From Page 6

be a pool of bi-lingual young professionals.
"Why is the study of a foreign language so
important to the nation's development?" he
asked. "Because the world is getting small-
er. Knowing a foreign language is a great
asset and gives a competitive edge. I would
like to see all students with a proficiency
in a foreign language. It not only broadens
one's perspective of the world but provides
access to more career opportunities in
fields such as travel, tourism and education
but also provides a deeper understanding
of other cultures and boosts brain power.

Section B Page 23

I deem it absolutely necessary for the next
generation of Bahamians to leave school
proficient in a foreign language."
Mr. Cooper ended his talk to the Ca-
dets by offering some advice in the form of
some principles for success.
* Always think globally. Continue to dream
and act upon your dreams.
* Success requires hard work and deter-
mination. Do not succumb to negative peer
pressure or try to please everyone. These
are definite formulae for failure. Instead,
hang around people who are going some-
where like you.
* Do not pursue success but seek to be-
come a person of value. This programme

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Items for Sale. Commercial Service. Cars & Boats

Minimum for 3 lines in one issue $9
Picture and 4 lines $25
Additional lines at $2 per line
Display classified $18 per column inch
We can take the photo within the Marsh
Harbour area or use your photo.
Call 242-367-2677 Fax 242-367-3677

For all your vertical and mini-blind needs con-
tact Sidney Albury at 367-2091 or 367-2031
Mechanic Services Now Available in Hope
Town. We can accomodate automotive service
and repair at reasonable prices. Also available
- small engine repair (lawn & garden equip-
ment, small generators, etc.) Call today to set
up an appointment. Tel: 366-0040
For Rent 2 nail booths at Skin & Beyond Spa
and Nail Salon in B&L Bldg on Don MacKay
Blvd. Call 559-8540/ 225-1161

Wholesale Diapers Available starting at $28
per case. All name brands. We will ship to Out
Islands. Call toll free 242-300 1213 for more
Brownie 3rd lung model F280X Honda 4 HP.
Call Greg 713-724-7065 or gletsos@letsos.
com $1500
I-phone 36 unlocked, brand new. $1100 OBO
Call 458-1162
4 sets of PGT double French doors, 1 PGT
single door $6995 for all. Still crated. Call
367-2452 for more info
3 piece couch set, tan with palm tree print
2 table end and coffee table $100
4 seater wicker dinette with extra coffee table
4 seater wooden dinette $200
4 white bar stools $120
2 twin beds with box spring and mattress -
1 deep freezer $150 white
Please call 357-6836
35 KW generator, 2000 Cummins Onan Gen-
erator, 120 hr, 35 KW, 60 HZ, 1800 RPM,
120-208 voltage. Great for home or business
use. Looking for $12,000. Call 813-810-5412.
Located in FL, will deliver to Port of Palm
Beach to be sent to you.
20 KW Generator, 2000 Cummins Onan
Generator, 180 hrs. 20 KW, 60 HZ, 1800
RPM, Great for home or business use. Look-
ing for $8,000. Call 813-810-5412. Located in
FL, will deliver to Port of Palm Beach to be
sent to you.
Cherry Wood Dining Set includes table, 6
chairs and china cabinet. Asking $1,300. Call
365-8674 if interested.
7 KW Centurioin propane generator, Brand
new from Lowe's. $2300 .Call 359-6229 or

97 Buick LeSabre. Asking $4000 OBO 367-

07 Chevy Silverado, one owner, low mileage.
Call 367-3197 after 6 pm or 242-465-0971
$19,000 OBO

97 Crown Victoria, low mileage, power ev-
erything, green, leather interior, premium
sound system, chrome rims. Serious inquiries
only. Tel: 367-0497

Golf cart, 2002 Club Car Villager, gas, 2
passenger. US $4,000 Call 367 -3262

13' Boston Whaler w/ 30 HP Yamaha, 2005,
good condition. $4500 OBO 477-5991

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
18' Privateer w/ 70 HP Johnson, in good
running condition. $1800 22' Boston Whaler
hull w/ console, seat, hydraulic steering and
John/Evinrude controls $1000. Call 366-0038
for further info

179 Coila witn 1u uptimax, VHF, stereo, u3
gal gas and 20 gal fresh water. For more info
call 359-6978

19.5 Spanish Wells built 2004, 115 HP Yama-
ha. $27,000 OBO cell 359-6890, Ph 365-4402
or 365-4033
I Hz M I

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

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2A r iberglass null w/ inuuaru ruru ulesel.
New depth finder, GPS, Bimini top, drop cur-
tains. Asking $7000. Call for info 365-4133/
26' Carver, open cockpit w/ 140 HP Evinrude,
2 burner stove, kitchen sink, sleeps 4, bathroom,
head and face basin, fly bridge. $14,500 Call

26' Trojan Cruiser Yacht, 318 cu. in. single
inboard Chrysler, 60 gal fuel tank, great wood-
work, A/C, stereo, fridge, sleeps 2, head w/
porta potty, comes with steel dual axle trailer,
DUTY PAID $10,000 OBO Josh or Sarah

20' anamrock w/ Cummms 210 Diesel, RE-
DUCED! Runs great, very reliable, cuddy
cabin, extras. OWNER MUST SELL! $15,000
ONO 366-0722 or 577-0277
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28' Trawler Molly, 230 HP diesel, 1300 engine
hrs., All aluminum marine grade, Raymarine
auto pilot, GPS, WSM 330 & plotter C80 (Ba-
hamas) much more US$45,000 Call 365-6492
28' Custom Michael Fitz, center consul day
express, w/ tower and dive platform, single
screw 250 HP Cummins diesel (Over Heated).
Located in Green Turtle. Asking $12,000 Call
772-419-5119 or danny@mobymarine.com
31' Bayliner Ciera 3055/ 1999 lying Abaco
$35,000 More info www.frankboat.ch

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


32' Luhrs 2000, twin Cummins 330 HP ca. 5
KW Kholer generator, A/C, fridge, microwave,
new TV/DVD combo, XM radio, all new canvas
enclosure, new drop curtain and aft curain, new
Icom VHF. Call 365-5195 or 577-0332


34 PaceMaker w/. 2 350 HP Chevy engines.
runs great, VHF & radar. $13,000 Call 366-
0430 for info.

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

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

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

has already added to your value. Make
wise choices and remember always to
strive for excellence in everything you do.
Your family, your island and your country
are all depending on you.
All Grade 11 students wishing to try for
a place in next year's Foreign Language
Cadet programme can register with the
Ministry of Tourism to sit the qualifying
examination to be held on the second Sat-
urday in November.


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The Abaconian November 1, 2008


Private estate perfect for entertain-
ing. Highlighted by a fully furnished
5 bedroom residence, free-form
pool, and 10 ft. ceilings. ideal re-
tirement home or vacation villa.
$1,250,000. Ref. AS11005

Unique 23,358 sq. ft. hilltop lot with
access to luxury amenities and
views across the Ritz Carleton man-
aged Abaco Club at Winding Bay,
golf course, and ocean.
$2,925,000. Ref. AS10647

Half acre building sites within a pri- Beautiful 8 acre parcel on pristine
vate waterfront community. Fea- Basin Harbour Cay perfect for a se-
tures include underground electricity, cluded getaway or an eco-resort if
private dock slip, beach access, and purchased and combined with adja-
views of the Sea of Abaco. cent 9+ acre tract
$770,000. PS10659 $249,000. Ref. PS10700


Unique 9,750 sq. ft. property with
sea views in the popular gated com-
munity of Sunrise Bay. Additionally,
a private dock slip can be acquired.
All amenities nearby.
$249,900. Ref. AS11026

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

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

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

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


Broker/Appralser lentals/frop. Mngmlt

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