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: October 15, 2008
Copyright Date: 2008
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Keep Abaco Beautiful held award ceremony

School, groups and individuals were recognized
By Jennifer Hudson
Several people were recognized for their
commitment to beautifying the environment
at an awards ceremony on September 26 at
the New Vision Ministries Centre. Receiv-
ing the Educational award was Hope Town
Primary School with the S.C. Bootile High
School in second place. The Friends of the
Environment award went to the settlement
of Cherokee with the Sandy Point Beau-
tification Committee in second place and
the Rotary Club of Abaco in third. Receiv-
ing the Volunteer award was Tom Hazel of
the Hope Town with Randy Key in second
place and Yvonne Key in third. Mr. Key
and Mrs. Key are both residents of Marsh
Harbour. Special awards were presented to
the Hon. Earl Deveaux for his support and
passion for Abaco and to Charity Armbris-
ter for whom this would be the last visit to
Abaco in her present official capacity.
Mr. Jim Richard, President of Friends
of the Environment, welcomed nominees
and visitors to the First Annual Keep Aba-

The Hope Town Primary School won first place in the school div
dance Key, is in the foreground on the right. The school has many programs of beautification, clean-up and recycling.

Please see KAB Page 2

growth and
By Jennifer Hudson
The 5th Annual Abaco Business Outlook
Seminar was held on September 25 at the
New Vision Ministries Centre. The theme
for this year was Understand the PRES-
ENT; Plan for the FUTURE. Twelve speak-
ers, both national and local, shared their
knowledge and expertise to shed light on
the current influences on Abaco's economy
and to suggest ways forward. The speakers
covered a wide range of topics from en-
vironmental issues to infrastructural needs

and business opportunities. The forum was
opened by Mr. Michael Albury, President
of the Abaco Chamber of Commerce, who
presented an official welcome. In speaking
of "the evil cancer of crime which has in-
fected the Abaco community," he pleaded
with the business community to help come
to grips with crime to assure the success of
Abaco's long-term economy.

Please see Seminar Page 10

Royal Bahamas Defence Force

Band entertained in concertI

The Royal Bahamas Defence Force Band with 44 members performed a concert at
the Abaco Beach Resort that was outstanding. The program included some of their
talented members who entertained wih vocal numbers and even a comedian, Ms. Sy-
mone Beneby.
By Jennifer Hudson. Hon. Tommy Turnquest, Minister for
The Band of the Royal Bahamas De- National Security; Commodore Clifford
fence Force provided a rare treat for Scavella, Commander of the Defence
Abaconians on September 27 when it per- Force and Mr. Edison Key, Member of
formed in concert at the Abaco Beach Re- Parliament for South Abaco.
sort in a programme entitled Our Defin- The band thrilled the audience with
ing Moment. The concert was under the its wide variety of genres ranging from
distinguished patronage of the Rt. Hon. classical and military to contemporary
Hubert A. Ingraham and Mrs. Ingraham
and drew a full house which included the Please see Band Page 4

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VOLUME 16, NUMBER 20 OCTOBER 15th, 2008

Seminar studied Abaco's

University group suggested

future enhancements of towns

This is the suggested waterfront along the creek at Sandy Point as depicted by the
students of Andrews University. They did a planning exercise to show possibilities of
future enhancement of that town. The group of 25 students along with several profes-
sors did much field work for a study to improve Marsh Harbour's waterfront, the Mud
and Sandy Point. Their complete work will be available by the end of the year. They
stressed going back to old Bahamian architecture and making the waterfront the spe-
cial feature of each town. See story on page 16.

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Page 2 Section A The Abaconian

Keep Abaco Beautiful wants to improve Abaco

KAB From Page 7
co Beautiful Awards Ceremony sponsored
jointly by the Ministry of Tourism and the
Friends of the Environment. He informed
that last year the Keep Abaco Beautiful pro-
gramme was recognized by Keep America
Beautiful which brings many advantages.
The focus of the programme is on
Litter prevention
Waste Reduction and Education
Mr. Don Cornish, Director of Tourism
for Abaco, in presenting his report, out-
lined the goals of the Keep Abaco Beautiful
programme as
Changing the mindset of the people
Promoting a positive image of Abaco

Better management of the environment
Several ways to assist in the beautifica-
tion of the environment were suggested.
Adopt an area Areas still needing
attention are the S.C. Bootle Highway,
Crossing Beach, Union Jack dock, Don
MacKay Boulevard and Forest Drive.
Litter prevention which encompasses
litter from events, promoting proper dis-
posal, receptacle drive and sponsoring of
Beautification opportunities through
group and community efforts. Suggestions
are the following: Best Kept Yard competi-
tion; planting community gardens, remov-
ing derelict buildings and cars, community
clean-ups, removal of graffiti.
Mr. Cornish entreated, "Let's make
this a place to be proud of," and offered
various suggestions of how to get involved

Cherokee Sound won first place as the community most committed to the environment.
Mrs. Kathyann Sawyer is holding a plaque and certificate for the town. Shown here are
Capt. and Mrs. Michael Bethel of Cherokee, Cha Boyce of Friends of the Environment,
Mrs. Sawyer, Mrs. Lee Pinder, Mrs. Jo-Ann Bradley and Mrs. Peggy Albury, all of
Cherokee Sound.

and help which in-
cluded the following:
corporate sponsorship,
individual donations,
in kind contributions,
volunteer efforts,
adopt an area such as
roundabouts, parks or
beaches. He made a
plea for the reduction
of waste through re-
cycling of aluminum
cans, batteries, scrap
metal, old appliances
and bottles stating that
there are recycling de-
pots in Marsh Harbour
and recycle bins are
available from Friends
of the Environment for
Ms. Charity Arm-
brister, Tourism's Di-
rector of Out Islands,
highlighted some of the
many accomplishments
of Keep Abaco Beauti-
ful which included cer-
tification by the Keep
America Beautiful
program, the first Best
Kept Yard competition,

Mr. Tom Hazel of Hope Town won first place for Volunteer
services and was presented with his certificate by the Hon.
Earl Deveaux. His efforts as manager of the Hope Town Har-
bour Lodge earned him this distinction. The Lodge uses all
biodegradable disposable products, uses seaweed for mulch,
uses low energy light bulbs and has other policies that are
friendly to the environment.

partnership with

local government for "Welcome" signs in-
corporating natural stone finish, and ongo-
ing initiatives such as littering and clean-up
campaigns. She thanked Bernadette Hall
for her passion for the programme and
Winsome Ferguson for her assistance.
Keynote speaker, Mr. Deveaux, was in-
troduced by Mr. Earlston McPhee, Direc-
tor of Sustainable Tourism, as competent,
committed and passionate. Min. Deveaux

shared some of the concerns and issues we
grapple with. "Global issues are now be-
ginning to crash in on our community," he
stated and mentioned two in particular.
Global climate change. Rising energy
costs are affecting everyone in the world.
Climate change is impacting Hope Town
and Man-O-War even more. The Bahamas

Please see KAB Page 73

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Page 4 Section A The Abaconian

October 15, 2008

Concert thrilled audience with a variety of music

Band From Page 1
and jazz. They Saluted Henry Mancini,
paid Tribute to Glen Miller and wandered
down memory lane with KC and the Sun-
shine Band in rousing renditions. They got
everybody's feet tapping with some lively
Rake and Scrape.
Not only are the members of the band
talented instrumentalists but most are also
gifted vocalists. Several joined in a pow-
erful performance of Total Praise while
two soloists performed items of a lighter
nature. Woman Marine Angel Reckley
gave a commanding performance of the
Ella Fitzgerald song A Tisket a Tasket and
who would ever had guessed that it was the
band's drummer singing the Stevie Won-
der song, Superstition? He not only sound-
ed like Stevie but even looked like him and
was brought to the stage very convincingly

guided by another Defence Force officer.
In a more subdued mood the band per-
formed two favourites, My Heart Will Go
On and One Moment In Time in which they
were joined by seven young members of
the bands of Wesley College and Abaco
Central High School. On each island they
visit, the Royal Bahamas Defence Force
Band invites talented musicians to join
them for a couple of pieces. These young
people were chosen and received the music
two weeks before the concert to practice
and then rehearsed with the band the day
before the performance. They certainly did
themselves, their schools and Abaco proud
with their competent performance and it
must certainly have been a wonderful-nev-
er-to-be-forgotten experience for them. As
a result, perhaps some of them may even
consider later joining the band as a career.
The band's absolute defining moment

A Royal Bahamas Defence boat, the HMBS Nassau, brought the band members direct to
Marsh Harbour while a bus and a truck for ground transportation for band members and
their instruments came into Sandy Point on the Fast Ferry.

for me was when they performed military
selections as I felt that this was their fin-
est forte. The Royal Air Force March Past
was magnificent and sent shivers down the
spine. Poinciana, a military march with a
Bahamian twist, was written and arranged
by Bahamian musician Oscar Dames.
As an added bonus to all of the great
entertainment of the evening, the audi-
ence was treated to a comedy performance
during the intermission by Ms. Symone
Beneby. She is one funny lady and had the
audience holding their sides.
As a prelude to the concert, a video was
shown depicting defining moments in the
life of our country and a history of the
band leading up to its
own defining moment,
narrated by Petty Offi-
cer Kevin Moss.
It takes much or-
ganization and a huge
amount of money to
take the band to the is-
lands and put on a con-
cert of this magnitude.
But if ever the Royal
Bahamas Defence
Force Band comes to
Abaco again, be sure
not to miss it.
A Press
Conference at
Radio Abaco
By Jennifer Hudson
A press confer-
ence was held at Ra-
dio Abaco on Septem- T R
The Royal Baha
ber 24 as a prelude to e wih
the concert. Arriving dience with voca
ahead of the rest of the multiple talents.

band were Sub Lt. Bertram Bowleg, Band
Director, two other bandsmen and three
bands women. Mr. Bowleg stated that the
band has taken on a new initiative in their
drive to take the band to all of the Family
Islands and that this would be their debut in
concert on Abaco. "People have seen the
Marching Band before but this will be the
first time they have seen the concert band
here," he stated. "It will be a very elegant
night," he continued, "featuring jazz, gos-
pel, military, Bahamian and classical mu-
sic, in fact, everything you love."

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October 15, 2008

The Abaconian Section A Page 5

Page 6 Section A The Abaconian

Seminar looked at Abaco's growth and future

Min. Deveaux stressed control of

growth for sustained development

Seminar From Page 1
Sustainable Management of the Natural
Resources Environment of the Bahamas
was the topic of the keynote speaker, the
Hon. Dr. Earl Deveaux, Minister for the
Environment, who told his audience that
The Bahamas is facing a number of chal-
lenges. "We have one of the most diverse
ecosystems in the world and our terrestrial
and marine resources are important to the
Caribbean region. We have major fisheries
and fishing is second only to tourism. The
proximity of The Bahamas to the United
States coupled with our climate and en-

vironment have kept us in demand as the
most ideal cruise and vacation destination
in the world.
"Marinas have a negative impact on our
environment. Public education and forward
planning are needed and must be accompa-
nied by a plan to preserve our ecosystems.
The flats of The Bahamas have been rated
among the best in the world for fly fish-
ing, sport fishing, boating and canoeing.
We must promote and develop sustainable
outdoor experiences. Our marine resources
and mangroves are all under stress. Our
Bahamian forest is consistently underval-
ued and is of inestimable value so aware-

ness needs to be restored.
"As far as agriculture, we have never
been abreast of world standards and be-
cause of our failure to adapt, business went
elsewhere. Resources and education will
be crucial to the sustainable development
of our natural resources in order to become
self sustainable. Work ethics and poor at-
titudes must be addressed."
Min. Deveaux emphasized the impor-
tance of education and the need for dis-
ciplined, trained minds and trained sci-
entists. "We must invest in learning to
continue to grow; this is necessary for our
own survival. We must explore alternative
energies; and we must have sound business
investment. We need trusted partnership
between the public and business sector and

partnerships with environmental groups."
He offered some specific suggestions for
Abaco. "Marsh Harbour needs to refurbish
instead of expand. People must help make
the environment more healthy. The use of
the new energy efficient light bulbs and
solar water heaters will greatly reduce the
amount of energy used. The Schooner Bay
Development is a good model and Baker's
Bay and Hope Town are living models of
the precepts I am outlining."
Min. Deveaux ended his talk by saying
how richly blessed we are with our natu-
ral resources, especially our marine envi-
ronment which we must protect. We must
practice environmental stewardship of the
resources which will improve our quality
of life.

The Hon. Earl Deveaux, Minister of the Environment, right, was the keynote speaker at
the Abaco Business Outlook Seminar held on September 25 at New Vision Ministries. He
stressed the need for protecting our environment, particularly our marine resources. He
is talking with Mr. John Schaeffer and William Johnson, Abaco's resident engineers.


Mr. Romauld Ferreira, an Environmen-
tal Consultant and lawyer, focused his talk
on environmental law and began by stat-
ing that he feels that The Environmental
Health Services Act of 1987 is the best
piece of legislation. "There is a need for
The Bahamas to have national and local
regulations and environmental procedures.
Unsanitary conditions are a no-no. What
are we doing about it? We need regulations
to measure up but these are lacking. These
regulations must be clearly outlined to po-
tential investors and must be standardized
by law. Potential investors must be told up
front about our environmental laws. Dif-
ferent things are required of Bahamian and
foreign investors and this leads to feelings
of victimization."
Mr. Ferreira spoke of the challenges

facing eco-tourism. "Eco-tourism is not
just aesthetics but we must think five gen-
erations ahead. The impact of tourism can
be devastating; we must be careful to man-
age the impact of tourism, and we must
strengthen planning procedures and poli-
cies. Government is trying. Every large
project must undergo an Environmental
Impact Assessment (EIA) but what about
smaller projects? We need a mandatory
list for who must undergo an EIA and pru-
dence must prevail."
In speaking of Abaco specifically, Mr.
Ferreira referred to Marsh Harbour as the
nation's second city. "Abaco offers all of
the eco-systems The Bahamas has to of-

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fer plus all
of the eco-
nomic activi-
Sties. There
is a wide
gamut of
pressure on
the ecosys-
tems. Make
no mistake
Mr. Romauld Ferreira about it, the
investors are here for the coastline; we
must be careful or the beaches will all be-
come private property. The areas which
are most important, such as the beaches,
mangroves and coppice, are the least pro-
tected and must be seriously looked at."
Mr. Ferreira touched briefly on envi-
ronmental liability saying that charges can
be pressed on two counts:
Nuisance public and private (if you
own the land)
Negligence for example, if a non-natu-
ral substance comes onto your property.
In closing, Mr. Ferreira stated that our
greatest challenge is that we need develop-
ment, but that it must be sustainable for all
generations to come, And for this we must
have a regulatory framework.

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Tourism facts and figures about

Abaco were
The topic presented by Mr. Frank J.
Comito, Executive Vice President of the
Bahamas Hotel Association, was the fo-
cus of the entire seminar, Understand the
Present: Plan for the Future. "Planning is
nothing without management," he stated.
In underlining the point that Abaco life de-
pends on tourism, he presented many im-
portant figures.
Over the past four years there has been
a 20 percent increase in air arrivals.
Sea stopovers are down due to a rash
decision by the former government to im-
plement a policy without consultation re-
garding fishing regulations which resulted
in people going someplace else. This has,
fortunately, now been rectified.
In 2007 air stopovers from private air-
craft were up which is something only seen
on Abaco.
The number of vacation homes is up.
Abaco has 20 percent of the nation's
boats and marina slips.
The number of nights stayed is higher
than the national average so visitors are
spending more money here.
Many people are visiting more than
five times which is only happening here.
Nationally about 90 percent of people
say they are likely to recommend The Ba-
hamas but 99 percent say they are likely
to recommend Abaco. This is incredibly
strong and is exceptional globally.
Competitive edge according to visitors:
* Incredible natural beauty of sun, sand,
sea, the people, culture and proximity to
the United States
* Competitive edge anecdotal

* Multi island destination
* We draw on the talent of many expatriates
* Self sufficient entrepreneurial community
* Diversity of what attracts.
"We cannot rest on our laurels," warned
Mr. Comito. Bad things visitors say about
Abaco are:
It is more expensive.
Taxi fares are highway robbery.
Places are closed when they need some-
thing to eat.
Food on the menu is not available.
Power and water are off every day; the
infrastructure needs fixing.
Things that are ugly on Abaco:
Stray dogs
Garbage, trash. litter
Airport is a disgrace



* Clerks and restaurant employees have
indifferent attitudes and are rude.
"This is all correctible," stated Mr. Co-
mito. "The trend shows steady, healthy
growth. Maybe a short term impact along
with the vulnerability of the airline indus-
try. Abaco is appealing to the 'high end'
market. There is continued growth in vaca-
tion home ownership and continued marina
What does this tell us?
Abaco is on an upward growth trend
line. Tourism related growth Implications
are the following:
* Demands on physical infrastructure -
Electricity, water, waste treatment and
disposal, roads, airports, seaports, schools
and public facilities
* Development of our people Education,
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This year two university groups have
given professional advice on our growth
and expansion a student group from Mas-
sachusetts Institute of Technology this
summer and a second student group from
Andrews University in Michigan in late
September. It is not clear at this time if
these two groups are making parallel stud-
ies or if each has different objectives.
Twenty-five students from Andrews Uni-
versity School of Architecture in Michigan
just returned to their school after spending
an intensive ten days here. During their
limited time they focused on four issues:
the Marsh Harbour business district, the
settlement of Sandy Point, undeveloped ar-
eas of South Abaco and, for good measure,
they made some suggestions on improving
conditions in the Mud and Pigeon Peas.
Their lead person, Assistant Professor An-
drew von Maur, gave five public presenta-
tions on their work as it progressed, two in
Sandy Point and three in Marsh Harbour.
The students and their professors ex-
pect to release a comprehensive study and
analysis in December which will be avail-
able in its entirety on the Internet. This will
include more than innovative sketches of
land use. They are expected to make sug-
gestions for legislation and regulations for
Central and Local Government to consider
in managing growth issues. There may be
suggestions related to Local Government's
involvement in the long range issue of town
planning. There is much room for Local
Government to be more aggressive in our
long range planning process.
The students were appalled at Marsh
Harbour's chaotic traffic situation. Their
sketches and suggestions frequently point-
ed to the need for more cross streets and
additional roads to give motorists more op-
tions and provide access to more undevel-
oped property.
During presentations in Sandy Point and
Marsh Harbour, they gently chided the au-
diences for not taking better advantage of
their waterfronts. They felt that both towns
had much waterfront potential that was be-
ing overlooked.
The undeveloped Atlantic coast of
South Abaco, in their view, lends itself to

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limited development using small residential
clusters, each separated by a mile of native
vegetation. These would be self sustain-
ing, off the utility grid, using wind or so-
lar energy sources. In many respects, this
concept follows Abaco's traditional growth
which has been in small incremental steps
as opposed to single massive resort devel-
opment which seems to be coming into
style now. Perhaps the current financial
crunch will put a damper on some of these
larger projects.
Much of their presentation focused on
preservation of the environment by build-
ing smaller on available vacant sites in our
present communities. In support of this,
they showed examples of Hope Town,
Green Turtle Cay and Harbour Island
which all have a much higher building den-
sity than Marsh Harbour, yet all are con-
sidered as being desirable and acceptable.
For those interested, a glimpse into the
Andrews University student's ten days here
can be seen by visiting their web site www.
We are not sure when the results of the
MIT study will be released.
The expanding role
of local government
Abaco's explosive growth has been a
challenge to both central government and
local government. Laws, regulations and
rules are in place but enforcement is incon-
sistent. Furthermore, our diverse boards,
committees and councils, which pass
judgement or make recommendations are
generally looking at satisfying immediate
issues and are not considering the effect as
the area continues to grow,

By Julian Lockhart
I would have never thought in my life
time I would have seen a black man or
woman nominated as the presidential can-
didate for a major political party in the
United States of America.
However, history was made on August
28th, 2008, when Barack Obama officially
accepted the Democratic nomination for
president in front of over 70,000 screaming
fans at Invesco Field in Denver, Colorado.
Obama's speech came 40 years to the date of
the "I have a dream" speech by Dr. Martin
Luther King and has proven that race rela-
tions in America have drastically changed.
No one will be foolish enough to say that
racism in America is a thing of the past as
Obama has received hate mail, threats and
even national media houses have expressed
their discontent with him as the future lead-
er of the country based on his supposed re-
ligious background, name or race.
Obama has been preaching hope and
change from day one on his campaign trail
and has brought together people from all
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Another constraint on realistic future
planning is a lack of continuity in the lo-
cal political process. Town committee
members and area councils are subject to
change every three years and the statutory
boards are subject to change within a one,
two or three year term, at their council's
Additionally, Abaco is divided into sev-
en local government districts which have
had no particular reason to act together for
any common cause. On October 1 a his-
toric first occurred when five of Abaco's
seven chief councillors met in Marsh Har-
bour to discuss common issues. They felt
it was beneficial and hope to meet several
times a year. Common issues might in-
clude traffic, trash handling, tourism and
environmental issues.
The laws and regulations imposed by
central government apply equally to the en-
tire island. Some districts apply their will
and their interpretation of the regulations
rather stringently while other districts are
more lax.
Many issues which relate to a commu-
nity's growth are not rigidly defined and
must be resolved by common sense and a
view to present and future community val-
ues. This is not an easy task.
There seems to be a growing movement
by central government to encourage local
government to take more control over local
issues and become more responsible. Local
government members must learn to use the
authority they have been given.
Town planning regulations are under re-
view and we suspect that recommendations
by these two universities may find practi-

... Changing
been rapidly growing over the past 18
In Obama's acceptance speech he out-
lined how as president he will change the
economy of America, responsibly end the
war in the Middle East and change the
world's perception of American foreign
He stated that as president his govern-
ment will cut taxes for 95 percent of the
working class, stop giving tax breaks to
companies that send jobs overseas and give
those breaks to American companies that
create and keep jobs at home.
If Obama is elected as president and he
stands by his economic plan to up lift the
middle class and create a stronger U.S.
dollar, it will only benefit The Bahamas
as a whole. With a stronger middle class
more Americans will have the disposable
income to travel and thus take vacations to
The Bahamas.
If 1,000,000 more Americans travel
to the Bahamas next year, then that is
$15,000,000 more added to the paupers
through departure tax alone, which will
lead to more money to spend on new
schools and better infrastructure.
The Bahamian dollar value is predicated
on the value of the American dollar and a
stronger U.S. dollar will lead to a more
stable economy both in the United States
and The Bahamas.
Obama stated than he has a 10-year plan
to end America's dependence of foreign oil
and with that and the ending of the war it
will lead to a drop in oil prices and thus a
drop in gasoline prices. There is a not a
Bahamian who cannot benefit from a drop
in gasoline prices as gas has risen to over
$6 a gallon on Abaco.
The ending of the war will also lead to
a surplus in the economy as the billions
of dollars that have been pumped into the
war will now be able to build up a dying
U.S. economy. All of this will lead to a
more stable U.S. economy and thus more

o's growth

cal applications. It is difficult to write a
uniform set of regulations for our diverse
settlements. Regulations appropriate for
Nassau are not always suitable for Fam-
ily Island situations. Conditions appropri-
ate for Hope Town or Grand Cay would
not be valid for a commercial center like
Marsh Harbour. Likewise, the minimum
waterfront setback on a sandy ocean beach
should not be equated to an acceptable wa-
terfront setback in a protected harbour. It
is expected that revised Town Planning
Regulations may give better guidelines for
many of these issues.
However, it is expected that local com-
mon sense must always be involved. It is
the leeway allowed when applying com-
mon sense by local government which ag-
gressive developers, contractors and prop-
erty owners try to exploit in their attempt
to deviate from the normal.
Our present local government bodies
have been mainly concerned with the day-
by-day issues facing their towns and com-
munities. They have not been asked, had
the resources or interest to get involved in
long range issues.
For instance, recognizing that an addi-
tional road might be an asset, local govern-
ment bodies have neither the funding, the
expertise or the authority to make a new
road. They must now give some thought to
these issues and lobby to see them imple-
Central government is finding Abaco's
growth to be an interesting phenomena and
appears to be quietly experimenting with al-
lowing more local authority to prevail. We
should show that we are up to the task.


Americans traveling and spending money
Abaco's second home market will once
again pick up with more of the wealthy de-
ciding they can buy more toys because of
a stronger market and more balance in the
However, if we move beyond the eco-
nomical benefits of Obama becoming presi-
dent and just look at the racial and social
implications of his being nominated as the
presidential nominee for the Democratic
party, Bahamians can learn a thing or two.
During the Bahamian elections in 2007 a
number of Bahamians did not want to vote
for the Free National Movement because
Brent Symonette, a white Bahamian, was
running as deputy prime minister. Mr. Sy-
monette probably has dreams of one day
being the leader of the FNM and thus run-
ning as the leader of the Bahamas.
I have heard a number of Bahamians
say they would never vote for a white man
to be prime minister of The Bahamas and
that The Bahamas is not ready for it. But
if America is ready for a black president,
why isn't The Bahamas ready for a white
prime minister?
At the end of the day it comes down to
which individual is best for the job, wheth-
er they are white or black, male or female.
So it is time for Bahamians to take note of
these developments and realize it is time
to take a step forward in our relations with
each other and a person is Bahamian no
matter the color of their skin.
Obama may not win the 2008 president
election. But the fact that he has been put
in position to win the race for the White
House and so far is the leading candidate to
do so, it proves that we as people are mov-
ing beyond color barriers finally.
History will look back on this time as
the beginning of a new future, and it can
also be a new future for The Bahamas as it
will affect The Bahamas economically and


Seminar portrayed Abaco's good economy

Seminar From Page 7
* Environmental considerations Regula-
tory framework, impact assessments, stan-
dards framework.
"The business community needs to step
up and be more engaged in shaping the fu-
ture and government needs to be receptive
to their message," advised Mr. Comito.
"How can we effectively shape the future?
Government wants facts and a compel-
ling argument, so do your research. You
also need linkages; problem solve with
other groups and organizations. The Abaco
Chamber of Commerce can be a vehicle for
change," informed Mr. Comito in closing.

Dr. Livingstone Marshall is Senior Vice
President, Government/External Affairs
for Baker's Bay Golf and Ocean Club,
with many years of professional research
experience in marine systems focusing on
restoration, ecosystem monitoring, conser-
vation and environmental policy. His topic
Family Island Developments; A Model For
The Future encompassed environmental
stewardship and the role government will
play in this. "We must diversify our econ-

Band From Page 4
Mr. Bowleg praised his band members and a number of tickets were given away
describing them as multi-talented peo- to people who called in and were able to
ple. "Most play two or three instruments answer questions about the Defence Force
and some are also vocalists," he stated. and its band. During the broadcast woman
"Whenever we perform on the islands we Marine Duncombe sang a short solo and
always find local bands and select the best Woman Marine Reckley performed a short
to sing and play with our band. For the jazz piece on saxophone to give listeners a
Abaco concert we have invited seven stu- taste of what they could look forward to at
dents from the Wesley College and Abaco the concert.
Central High School Bands to join with Band Director Bowleg reported that the
us in a couple of pieces. They were sent remainder of the 44 band members with
the music two weeks in advance to prac- all of their instruments were scheduled to
tice and a rehearsal is scheduled with the arrive at the Marsh Harbour Port Depart-
Defence Force band the day preceding the ment on September 26 aboard the Defence
concert," informed Mr. Bowleg. "It is an Force vessel, HMBS Nassau which would
esteemed pleasure to be here and have the remain in port until the band's return to
young people play with us," he said. Nassau early Sunday morning.
The press conference was broadcast live

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omy but not at the detriment to
the environment," he warned.
He then described three variants
that must be followed:
Local participation The par-
ticipation of Bahamians is cur-
rently lacking. We need to be
drivers and shakers and be at
the table shaping and driving
the process from the beginning.
We need individuals who share
our ideas.
Environmental Steward-
ship We must be committed to
maintaining the health of our en-
vironment and the beauty of our
natural areas. We must discour-
age non-natural landscapes and
must have native plants and spe-
cies in our streets. We must in-

corporate Bahamian influences and styles
in our buildings and capture the island feel
and look. Water conservation efforts must
be made along with efforts to utilize low
emission transportation such as golf carts.

Dr. Marshall Livingston, Vice President of the Envi-
ronment of Baker's Bay Golf and Ocean Club, left,
spoke at the seminar on developments in the future
of Abaco and the need to control them. He is shown
with Mr. Keith Bishop of Islands by Design, an envi-
ronmental consulting firm in Nassau, who is involved
with the Schooner Bay project.

Need for government partnership and
transparency The production of an A-Z
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which have to be part of the considerations
for future model developments.

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Abaco Junior Sailors compete in national championships

James Pleydell-Bouverie
The Abaco Junior Sailing Association,
only recently formed, took five junior sail-
ors from Man-O-War, three from Guana
Cay and one from Hope Town to the Na-
tional Championships held on September
27-28 in Nassau.
Much logistical preparation was needed,
and thanks to Ron Engle, Kevin Albury
and Chris Thompson, a "trailer load" of
boats was dispatched via Sandy Point and
the Bahamas Fast Ferry to await the sail-
ors' arrival at the Nassau Yacht Club. The
junior sailors were escorted to Nassau on
September 26 by Rhiannon Thomas along
with James and Ann Pleydell-Bouverie
and Kevin Albury. The sailors represent-
ing Abaco were Tristan Albury from Hope
Town, Alton Janes, Janice Roberts, Ariel
Malone, Emilio Bethel and Jeremy Pley-
dell-Bouverie from Man-O-War and Cata-
lina Albury, Bronson Sands and Jared Col-
lison from Guana Cay.
These kids were soon to find out that when
you are participating in a Championship
challenge you have to be prepared for long
hours and a rigorous schedule. The sailors
rigged and prepared their boats on their day
of arrival and on Saturday were then ready
for an 8:30 a.m. skippers meeting.
The course was set off Montague Beach
and the race was adjudicated by the Baha-
mas Sailing Association who strictly ad-
heres to the international sailing rule book.
Each race was expected to last around one
hour which meant that with waiting time the
kids were sailing their boats for approach-
ing 12 hours over the two days of racing.
The 84 Optimist boats, the largest fleet ever
assembled for a Bahamas Championship,
were divided into a "Championship" fleet
of 38 boats and a "Green' fleet of 46 boats.

The "Green" fleet was made up of the less
experienced and younger sailors and sailed
a shorter course. The boats came from as
far away as Long Island, Eleuthera, Grand
Bahama, Nassau and Abaco.
On Saturday the winds were light and
variable, allowing only three races to be
completed. One extra race was run. But
the lack of wind caused the time limit to
be exceeded so it had to be cancelled. A
shame as one of the Man-O-War sailors
was 3rd across the line in that race. On
Sunday the winds picked up, and four rac-
es were completed. With a minimum of
six races completed, each competitor was
able to throw out his worst race before fi-
nal positions were tallied. An award cer-
emony followed the last Sunday race with
Sir Durward Knowles, the most famous
of Bahamian Olympic sailors, handing out
the prizes. Abaco made a very impressive
showing with five sailors in the top 15 in
the "Green" fleet, and two sailors in the
top half of the "Championship" fleet.
For most of them, this was their first
Regatta experience. They took on the
challenge, performed magnificently and
came home with medals. They exceeded

Sir Durward Knowles, a Bahamian Olympic award winner, presented the awards to the
winners of the 2008 Bahamas National Championship winners. Most of the Abaco junior
sailors had not competed in a large championship before but they all did very well.

their own personal expectations and gained
a huge amount of experience. They rep-
resented Abaco in the best possible way,
and with great pride we salute each one of
them for a job very well done. Junior sail-

ing is on the move in Abaco, and with this
performance we have now issued a warn-
ing to the other islands, "Set the challenge,
and we can and will compete with the best
of you!"

Eight-four Optimist sailboats competed in the 2008 National Championship held in Nassau the end of September. Nine junior sailors
from Guana Cay, Man-O-War and Hope Town competed in the series of six races over two days. The boats are lined up on the beach
here between races.


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By Jennifer Hudson
Lovely Reckley is now back home in
Marsh Harbour after a "once in a lifetime"
three-month visit to China. When I spoke
with her just a few days after her return,
she was still struggling with jet lag and try-
ing to come back down to earth after her
wonderful experience. "At first, it took a
while to get adjusted to everything in Chi-
na, especially the food. It wasn't easy, but
it was well worth it," she stated.
Mrs. Reckley was one of 50 persons
from 25 countries attending the 2008 In-
ternational Training Course on Machine
Embroidery in Changsha, China. She was
sponsored by the Chinese Embassy and
nominated for this course by Mr. Edison
Key, Chairman of BAIC. The course be-
gan on June 5. Although Mrs. Reckley was
unable to get there until June 10 and was
the last to start, she was actually the first to
finish, which she achieved a whole month
in advance of the others.
"We attended classes every day from
8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. There was supposed
to be a lunch break from 12 noon to 2.30
p.m. but I always went back as soon as
I had finished my lunch and worked 9-10
hours each day," she enthused. "We had
classes every day except Saturday which
was supposed to be a rest day but I never
took much rest because I was enjoying the
work so much and I wanted to get it right.
Interpreters were on hand to translate what
the instructors said but I was able to pick
up a few basic words of Chinese."
Each participant was required to com-
plete 20 pieces for graduation including
two tablecloths with napkins, a baby set
with pillow case and sheet, a full sheet set,
scarf, place mats, cushion and pillow cov-
ers, apron and wall hanger. Mrs. Reckley

was so enthusiastic that she actually com-
pleted a further 12 pieces after class.
Mrs. Reckley learned several differ-
ent stitches, all worked in cotton or rayon
thread using a treadle sewing machine. She
showed me pieces she had embroidered and
pointed out
all of the dif-
ferent stitch-
es which in-
round, fish
scale and
skip stitch.
Lovely Reckley "The most
stitch for me was skip stitch; that was a
real challenge," she stated. Mrs. Reckley
obviously rose superbly to the challenge
since her embroidery work is absolutely
magnificent. I was amazed when I saw
the standard of work she has produced.
She also learned how to blend threads and
colours which adds an exquisite quality to
her work. All of her pieces are very varied
and truly outstanding in their beauty. Her
favourite pieces to work on are wall hang-
ings. She is in the process of having several
of these framed at the Blue Sky Gallery.
Despite the fact that Mrs. Reckley spent
so much of her time in perfecting her
work, she did get the chance to do some
sightseeing. She enjoyed a four-day tour to
places of interest. The one she found most
outstanding was one of the fastest growing
cities in the world which is home to the
world's tallest building opened just two
weeks prior to her visit. "China is a beau-
tiful country, they grow lots of flowers and
the landscaping is outstanding," she stated.
"There is a lot of poverty and a great con-

trast between rich and poor but they all
really take pride in their environment and
even the poorest areas are well kept."
One thing Mrs. Reckley didn't enjoy
was the food. "I didn't like it but I had to
eat it," she bemoaned. "They served rice
for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Chicken
eggs were also served for breakfast, lunch
and dinner and were cooked every way
imaginable including deep fried." When
asked what she had found to be the worst
food she replied, "Fried frogs but I did not
eat them." She was also turned off by dried
snakes, grilled sea horse, scorpions, silk
worms, all types of bugs and beetles and
dog ribs.
The hospitality of the Chinese people
made a lasting impression on Mrs. Reck-
ley. "I admire the people of China tremen-
dously," she said. "Everywhere they made
us feel so much at home. In the stores they
would put themselves out of the way for
us. If they did not have what you wanted,
they would offer to take you somewhere
else to find it."
Mrs. Reckley arrived back in Marsh
Harbour on September 5th after unexpect-
edly having to spend two nights in New

York due to the hurricanes. "I can't even
describe the feeling of getting back; it is
so good to be home," she said. "I thank
God for the opportunity, the government
for giving me the chance and my hus-
band for allowing me to be away for three
The president of the association which
organized the course offered Mrs. Reck-
ley a personal invitation to return next year
for a further course on hand embroidery
and drawn work. When asked if she would
be accepting the invitation she replied,
"I could not leave my husband for three
months again next year."
Mrs. Reckley is already well known for
her attractive straw work. But as soon as
she is able to get a treadle sewing machine
here and make the few minor adjustments
necessary, she will begin creating and sell-
ing a variety of beautiful machine embroi-
dered articles from her shop adjoining her
husband's business Trinity Customs Bro-
kerage on Queen Elizabeth Drive. It will
be well worth going in to see her designs
which make lovely gifts as well as being
something one would love to have in one's
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China hosted two Bahamian administrators

By Jennifer Hudson
Senior Administrator Cephas Cooper
spent three weeks early in the summer in
China studying Town Government Man-
agement for Developing Countries. He
attended at the invitation of the Minister
of Commerce of the People's Republic of
China, and his visit was fully sponsored
by the Chinese government so that all air-
fares, accommodation, food and tours cost
the Bahamian government absolutely noth-
ing. Mr. Cooper and Senior Administrator
for Inagua, Mr. Preston Cunningham, the
only persons attending from The Bahamas,
joined a delegation of approximately 45
persons from 24 other developing coun-
tries throughout the Caribbean, Pacific and
Indian Ocean regions.
The first 10 days were spent in Beijing at
the Accounting Institute of Beijing and then
three days of extensive tours were spent in

Xian City, Hangzou City and Ningbo City
before returning to Beijing for the closing
ceremony. In Beijing the delegates were
able to see the Olympic Stadium, Olympic
Village and other areas specifically pre-
pared for the Olympic Games as part of
their tour.
"The purpose of the entire visit was to
show China's system to developing coun-
tries," stated Mr. Cooper. "They have be-
gun a policy of reform in China because
of all the negative publicity over the last
several years. They are now opening to
the outside world for government officials
and want to dispel some of the myths about
their policies. They wanted the delegates
to see how their system at local and central
levels is working. We looked at the system
through a series of lectures which were all
in Chinese with translators, and then the
following day we would tour the cultural

Abaco Senior Administrator Cephas Cooper spent three weeks in China
seeing its form of local government. His hosts aslo showed him many
sights throughout the country incluing the Olympic stadium and Olympic

sights. We were able to focus on the basic
trends of development of towns and cit-
ies over the past 20 years and also looked
at the environmental potential, what their
challenges are and how they are dealing
with them. We also noted their concept of
city and land management and socio-eco-
nomic development of towns.
"What came out very strongly in the
four cities we visited was evidence of long
term planning. The Chinese have a very
structured system with well organized de-
velopment. Their level of development
and standard of architecture is extremely
impressive, and everyone commented on
the mind boggling amount of construction
taking place. This emphasized the need
for developing countries to plan both for
the short term and long
term. This is something
we can emphasize in
The Bahamas: the need
for town planning for
sustainable future de-
Another aspect of
Chinese towns and cit-
ies which very much
impressed Adminis-
trator Cooper was the
cleanliness of the en-
vironment. "It seems
that in all the places we
went the streets were
so tidy and the verges
were well cared for and
full of flowers. In spite
of China's 1.3 billion
people, there was NO Mr. Cooper was
litter. The mind set is ing the Great Ch
instilled into children was going on. Hi
from an early age to everywhere, no li

keep the environment clean.
"Yet another factor which came out was
how well the Chinese people have been able
to tap into tourism by focusing on culture.
They have made the ancient culture of Chi-
na work for them. About 30,000 tourists on
a daily basis pay to visit places like Tianan-
men Square, the Forbidden City where the
Emperor lived, the Ming Tombs, National
Museum, Temple of Heaven and the Great
Wall. Tourism is culture at work.
"We received a very warm reception,
not just from the organizers but from all
who assisted us taxi drivers, store keep-
ers and market stall holders. They really

Please see Cooper Page 13

impressed with many things in China includ-
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Cooper From Page 12

a national
local pla

know how to treat tourists and have a good ning and
sense of how to be warm and friendly. We Touri,
were impressed with how well the students our histo
perform in the schools and even the little We must
7-8 year olds spoke English well. to see the
"This has been a very good and really up histor
important experience for me and some- see them
thing else I take from it on a very personal Auton
level is the meeting with 45 such different in China
people from around the world. I have es- and use tl
tablished linkages with different countries more aut
and broadened perspectives.
"The 13-hour non-stop
flight from New York to
Beijing on China Air was
quite an exciting experi-
ence as it is the first time I"
have ever flown on a dou-
ble decker airplane. While
in China another exciting
experience was that I was
able ride on the Hangzhou
Bay Bridge, the longest
bridge in the world. The
bridge is 36 kilometers
long and took 25 minutes
to cross. It was opened
only four weeks before my
Administrator Cooper re-
turned to Abaco with many
areas in mind on which he
would like to focus. Mr. Cooper and one oth
Planning: "This is an ton Cunningham, were
area I will focus very highly the trip. They are shown
on. We need to plan towns costume. Mr. Cunningha
and communities. We need

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al plan which can be tied into as a
n. We must focus on town plan-
town management."
sm: "We must tie small parts of
ry into something big for tourism.
Promote and sell people will pay
e sights. In The Bahamas we open
ical sights but there is no charge to
. People are willing to pay."
omy: "We saw this in local towns
where they are able to levy taxes
hem for the community and we need
onomy over local affairs here."

er Bahamian, Administrator Pres-
among the 45 people invited for
n here with a lady in full Chinese
am served at Abaco on one time.

Administrators saw

Chinese local gov.

"This was a once-in-a-lifetime experi-
ence and I would love to go back to China
one day on a vacation and be able to take
my wife and family," concluded Adminis-
trator Cooper.

KAB om Page 2
is the most unique archipelagic system in
the world and waste affects the quality of
our environment.
Price of oil. Too many products are
using oil that have alternative sources.
We should limit the
use of oil to only
those things it cannot
Min. Deveaux chal-
lenged the children to
travel all around with-
in the next six months
and take a good look
at Abaco. He told
them that they will see
all of the challenges
and see all of the solu- I f
tions for what Abaco
faces using natural re-
A delightful med- Sandy Point was
ley of Bahamian songs ronmentally most
was presented by the senting Savannah
children of the Hope town.

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with colorful Androsia fabrics.
Following the formalities and pre-
sentation of awards, there was a time
for refreshments and the opportunity to
browse the booths which had been set up
by companies whose businesses affect
the environment in some way. These in-
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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
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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
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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-
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$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
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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.
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Nearby a white-sand beach.
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at the nearby highway.
$650,000. Ref. AS10756

Two adjacent lots of 1.033 acres
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Planning group offered ideas for two towns

By Jennifer Hudson
A ten-day planning charrette was con-
ducted by graduate students of Andrews
University School of Architecture in Ber-
rien Springs, Michigan, from September
21 to October 1. This consisted of an in-
tense, concentrated and collaborative de-
sign workshop to bring people together
to articulate a vision and set of guiding
principles through a series of design ses-
sions. The goal was to shape a vision for
the future of Great Abaco Island and to
identify guiding principles and planning
mechanisms to help pursue such a vision
which would only be meaningful through
effective public participation.
"How will we know what Abaco needs
and wants? By working with local citizens
and local government," stated Mr. Andrew
von Maur, Assistant Professor of Archi-
tecture. The focus was placed on South
Abaco and Central Marsh Harbour con-
centrating on how to prepare South Abaco

for sustainable development, how to shape
Marsh Harbour neighbourhoods, how to
prepare Sandy Point and Crossing Rocks
for growth opportunities and how to help
Great Abaco avoid urban sprawl through
planning and design.
The undertaking was sanctioned by the
Hon. Earl Deveaux, Minister for the Envi-
ronment, and local collaborative organiza-
tions included the Bahamas National Trust,
Friends of the Environment, Bahamas Hu-
man Rights Network, Islands By Design
Limited, Town Planning and the Adminis-
trator's office.
A complete working office was estab-
lished in the Below Decks room at the Ab-
aco Beach Hotel where the public was in-
vited at any time to interact with the design
students to discuss ideas. Several public
meetings were held in Sandy Point at the
J.A. Pinder Primary School and in Marsh
Harbour at the Anglican Church Hall.
At the introductory meeting in Marsh

Harbour on October 23, Mr. von Maur
opened by stressing that one of the most
important aspects of the venture would be
public input and feedback. He gave a brief
introduction of the 25 students involved in
the project and stated that while the uni-
versity had been involved in many urban
design projects within the United States
and had won awards for their Urban Re-
newable designs, Abaco was the first com-
munity they had worked with outside of the
country so this would be a challenge to
Mr. von Maur stated that the students
had studied Bahamian planning in settle-
ments and had looked at all conditions and
culture in considering how they can pre-
pare South Abaco for sustainable develop-
ment through planning and design. It was

stated that in the south, growth opportu-
nities exist within existing towns such as
Sandy Point and that the team is mindful of
the fact that whatever happens will have a
huge impact on the ecology of the area.
In Marsh Harbour the questions would
be where to put new growth and what hap-
pens to old growth? The team vowed to try
various solutions as they were cognizant of
the fact that Marsh Harbour is affected by
the immigrant community of the Mud. As
a long term vision they put forward some
questions they would be considering such
as: "Must we develop outside a town and
abandon it or use the town and develop
around what is there? What will this proj-
ect seek to accomplish?" They promised to

Please see Andrews Page 78

Andrews University students and professors held three public meetings in Marsh Harbour
and two in Sandy Point to let the public know what they were doing and to encourage
getting input. Mr. Andrew von Maur, Assistant Professor of Architecture, was the spokes-
man and conducted the meetings. The last two meetings featured Power Point presenta-
tions that showed conceptual drawings of their ideas.

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Bahamian architecture was encouraged

Andrews From Page 76
look at the transportation problem in Marsh
Harbour which, they stated, is a network
issue and also the parking problem at the
ferry dock. Recommendations would be
made providing clear and principled guid-
ance on the following:
* Fundamental planning principles
* Specific illustrative planning proposals
* Proposal for legal mechanism for imple-
The students researched and worked
intensively on their presentations during
the next ten days. The targeted areas in
the south and city of Marsh Harbour were
visited and studied and many aerial pho-
tographs were taken. Their illustrative de-

The team from Andrews Univeristy set up th
the Below Decks room at Abaco Beach Reso
their book knowledge to a real life situatio
towns and specifically the waterfront areas c
more attractive that will please residents and

signs were displayed at the final meeting
to be viewed and discussed by the public.
They had obviously worked very hard to
produce the amount of quality work pre-
sented and their designs were interesting
and attractive, offering some innovative
and valuable ideas for Abaco.
Final Review
On September 30 at the final public re-
view meeting Mr. von Maur gave an over-
view of the project and cited the example of
Dunmore Town in Harbour Island from the
planning perspective as an excellent exam-
ple of urban design which could serve well
as a model. "All Bahamian towns should
have a waterfront," he stated and encour-
aged the development of Front Street in
Marsh Harbour into an attractive area for
Tourists. In considering
the future development
(/ of Marsh Harbour, Mr.
r Maur said, "We should
make it a lovable place
With Bahamian archi-
tecture which would be
cooler and cut down on
air conditioning costs,
a city on the water with
spaces between the
buildings which would
make people want to
stay and would be good
for tourism. It should
have walk-abilty and be
designed so that people
do not have to drive. It
ieir workshop in should be planned for
?rt. They applied livability and made at-
n, showing how tractive for a range of
an be made much demographics, high end
Sdraw tourists. to low end and for all

types of people.
Regarding the traffic dilemma, Mr.
von Maur stated that the vehicular traffic
problem will not be solved by road widen-
ing; roads need to be connected and a road
network is necessary for traffic to flow
smoothly. Other ferry terminal locations
were looked at in order to reduce traffic
congestion at Crossing Beach and an alter-
nate location was suggested for the Hope
Town and Man-O-War ferries on the east-
ern side of the island with the Guana Cay
ferry relocating to Goombay Park.
"Bay Street presents an economic issue.
It must be made attractive where people
will want to spend time and money, and
the Goombay Park area should be made
into a park for festivals and community

"Don MacKay Boulevard is not ef-
ficient; it becomes clogged with traffic
which is undesirable. In time, we may see
people moving out with Don MacKay be-
coming abandoned. So we need to adopt a
new model. It is not walk-able so tourists
do not want to spend time there. It needs
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sidewalks, civic buildings and a straw mar-
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"We are trying to put the issue of the
Mud on the table. But the issues in the
Mud go way beyond planning, and phas-
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Maur. "It may not be a long term solution
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Please see Andrews Page 79

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Andrews From Page 18
so the area has the opportunity to grow into
something else." The drainage issue in the
Mud was addressed. "There is presently
no drainage there and we have proposed a
drainage concept for the area. It is gener-
ally considered that there is a density prob-
lem in the Mud, but the students work-
ing on plans for the Mud have calculated
that density of buildings in the Mud is not
much different from that in Hope Town,
Cherokee and New Plymouth, and that the
problem is a crowding issue due to several
families living in one house, not a density
The question was asked by a member of
the audience as to why the focus was only
on South Abaco. Mr. von Maur gave the
reply that due to resource limitations they
were unable to do the whole island. In the
future if it was possible, they would love
to come back to work on the remainder of
the island. In the meantime, however, the
designs they proposed could be adapted to
communities anywhere.
At the close of the presentation the stu-
dents divided into four groups and persons
present were invited to spend time with the
different groups to ask questions and dis-
cuss the plans they had come up with.
After the completion of the ten-day
charrette the students returned to Michigan
where they will continue working on their
proposals in order to produce their final
submission by the end of the year. It will
be presented to Mr. Earl Deveaux and the
public. "This is just the beginning of some-
thing much larger and the final document
will be of great value to the people of Ab-
aco," assured Mr. von Maur. "However,
what happens after we leave depends on lo-
cal leadership which includes citizens, de-
velopers and businessmen. Building towns
is a community effort."

By Jennifer Hudson
Among the twenty-five students from
Andrews University in Berrien Springs,
Michigan, who were on Abaco to par-
ticipate in the ten-day planning charrettte
was one Bahamian student. Lionel John-
son graduated valedictorian and Head Boy
from St. John's College in Nassau and
spent one year studying at the College of
The Bahamas before entering the School of
Architecture at Andrews University where
he earned his Bachelor of Science degree
in Architecture. He is now in the one-year
graduate Urban Design Studio in which
graduate students assist with issues to aid
in the future development of communities.
Lionel was very pleased to have the op-
portunity to be on Abaco to help with the
long-term planning. "At Andrews Univer-
sity it teaches you to build according to the
culture of a place. Whereas others import
the American way of design into the Baha-
mas, we are allowed to incorporate Baha-
mian ways and to consider how the building
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with a lot of potential but so big.
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university could be bold enough to take on

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By J.F. Hedden
The modern Bahamas does not encourage
or foster the development of local entrepre-
neurship beyond services and merchandis-
ing simply because the Bahamian economy
is geared towards foreign capital invest-
ments and attraction of the US dollar, spe-
cifically in hospitality and financial servic-
es. All well established global economies,
however, have a sound footing in industries
that revolve around primary production, as
seen in the United States, Japan, the Euro-
pean Union, Australia, South America and
Canada. Underdeveloped economies, how-
ever, tend to rely on imported essential ba-
sic commodities for one reason or another,
these including the majority of the Carib-
bean states and many countries in Africa.
One of the main characteristics of devel-
oped nations' dominance in the agricultural
sector is the continued use of agricultural
subsidies to bolster industrialised agricul-
ture. The lesser developed nations cannot
afford to replicate these practices and so
suffer at the marketplace, both domesti-
cally and internationally.
Diversification of national economies is
essential for provision of some insulation
from global slowdowns and recessions. A
country such as The Bahamas, which re-
lies almost totally on imported essential
products, thus becomes an easy target for
changes in global economic health. The
Bahamas presently relies on a basic eco-
nomic model designed over 50 years ago
and does not take into account any sense of
the need for national security, be it in food,
culture, education or even energy. We do
make a pretense at localised production of
agricultural products, all of the production
inputs being imported, but the overall eco-

Agricultural production

needs to be encouraged

nomic chain is not beneficial to the local
The agricultural sector in The Bahamas
has steadily declined over the last century
and continues to do so for many reasons.
These include the lack of a definitive gov-
ernmental policy towards the sector and
the mental image of farming in the Baha-
mian mind. Until these are addressed no
real advance in the sector's development
will take place and the perception of agri-
cultural production will continue to be the
realm of the "ignorant," the out islands,
welfare and subsistence survival. Some
of these perceptions may be real because,
apart from ornamentals, there does not ex-
ist today any example of successful agri-
cultural enterprise within the country.
With recent changes in global circum-
stances the world has seen several im-
portant threats to lifestyles including the
increased cost of energy and food, a world-
wide recession, the start of climate change
and an increased threat to the natural envi-
ronment. All of these factors will have a
significant impact on world food produc-
tion and food availability. Many countries
have already seen food related violence in
the form of riots and population displace-
ment. It should be pointed out that The
Bahamas is not immune to external forces
and, as such, needs to begin making se-
rious inroads into these areas in order to
mitigate some of the threats.
The most immediate and devastating of
these forces are the cost of energy and of
food. Unfortunately, the Bahamas finan-
cial and monetary policies do not favour
the poor and indigent sectors of our popu-

lation, with these investing a much higher
percentage of their income in food and
transportation than the better financially
equipped members of Bahamian society.
The Government of the Bahamas (GOB)
needs to address the looming food crisis in
the form of an immediate approach and the
use of long term planning in order to avert
perceived supply shortfalls in the popu-
lation centres. Ironically the Out Island
communities are still relatively resistant
because vacant land is still available and
the technique of subsistence food produc-
tion has not yet been totally lost.
Short term strategies do not imply the
need for long term implementation but
should include a contribution from both
GOB and the merchandising sector. Gov-
ernment can and should remove all excise
and import associated taxation from basic
and essential food and health products.
This in itself will lower the cost of essential
items at the port of entry by several per-
centage points. The private sector should
also be encouraged to lower percentage
mark up on these products to a level where
their bottom line is not affected, and a sav-
ings can be passed on to the consumer.
This will further lower the retail price and
hopefully take some burden off the cost of
living for those in lower wage brackets.
Longer term strategies will be much
harder to implement, but out of necessity
require the GOB to put together and imple-
ment a rock solid Agricultural Policy (AP)
which will encourage more investment in
primary production. It is essential that we
begin to diversify now rather than procras-
tinate in order to retain some of our dollar

earnings within our borders. Foreign cur-
rency inputs to our economy will surely
not be maintained during a world wide
recession. Primary production has been in
need of rescusitation for the last 50 years
and the present is an ideal time to start. By
no means would I imply that we will move
towards self sufficiency with any food pro-
duction programme, but certain areas can be
improved. These include seasonal fruit and
vegetable production and an increase in the
production of small ruminants such as sheep
and goats. This will only happen when GOB
puts together the agricultural policy.
Incorporated into the agricultural policy
should be the facets listed, as well as others
that I have failed to note. These include
Land tenure
Grades and standards
Access to capital
Environmental enhancements
Government investment through excise
Each of the above needs to be examined
and thoroughly researched preferably by a
private enterprise group such as the agri-
cultural sector and farmers associations,
and results and recommendations for-
warded to the GOB for implementation.
The GOB needs to be prepared to make
substantial investments in infrastructure
and concessions in order to equate an es-
sential economic resource to the presently
over encouraged anchor project schemes
existing today.
If we don't act now there shortly may be
a large number of angry, hungry people on
the streets.


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By Jennifer Hudson
Persons building new homes or re-
modeling are able to get excellent quality
marble and granite work done right here
on Abaco. Mr. Hector Espinosa and Mr.
Darren Albury began the Abaco Marble
and Tile Company four years ago but until
recently few people seemed to know about
it. It has now, however, taken off in a big
way. Many homeowners not only from the
mainland but also from the cays are now
having beautiful counter tops installed by
Abaco Marble and Granite. Mr. Espi-
noza is an expert in the business having
run his own company in the United States
for many years. He takes a lot of pride in
his work and says, "You cannot even get
marble and granite work done in the Unit-
ed States these days as good as we do it
here on Abaco." Customers are extremely
pleased with his work and he even goes to
Nassau to do work for clients as they find
the work done on Abaco to be superior to
that done in Nassau. His work graces the
New Providence home of the Rt. Hon. Hu-
bert Ingraham, Prime Minister.
The office and showroom of Abaco
Marble and Granite are located in the old
Sawyer's Market building. Upon entering,
one's eyes are immediately drawn to the
floor which is an impressive mosaic of off
cuts from all of the jobs completed careful-
ly laid out and polished to a beautiful shine.
There is also a room containing a kitchen
counter top and table showing the beautiful
workmanship of the finished product.
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area and explained the whole process from
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tainers. Each slab measures 7.5 feet by 10
to 13 feet and weighs 2,000 pounds. The
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and patterns to choose from. The darker
the material the more expensive it is and
the "black absolute" and "blue pearl" are
the most expensive while the lighter co-
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in three grades," explained Mr. Espinosa.
"It can be first, second or third class but
all the granite we use here on Abaco is first
class. We only offer fist class materials and
first class service," he proudly stated.
"Once a customer has decided that she
would like a counter top crafted by Abaco
Marble and Tile, the first stage is to get a
price quote from Darren Albury at Abaco
Hardware, telephone 367 2170. Then as
soon as a down payment is made, we get
to work on it," said Mr. Espinosa. "We
go to the home to measure up and make a
wood template which only takes about one
hour. Then we bring that back and put that
against the slab which the customer has
chosen and cut. We make the whole piece
without any seams if possible.
"The slab is cut using diamond blades
and then polished with diamond pads or
sometimes with stone. The edges are fin-
ished according to the customer's choice.
There are many different types of edge to
choose from. If the client has a particular
edge which she has seen somewhere else or
in a magazine, then I will do that for them
if they bring me a picture of the design.
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end meets the freight boat with his truck,"
explained Mr. Espinosa, who has devel-
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"Five to seven days after the down pay-
ment the kitchen is completely installed.
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used for countertops as it stains easily. It is
sometimes used for vanities but people are
going more for granite for vanities now as
well as for counter tops as granite is for-
"I am training some assistants to learn
this trade and am trying to teach them to
have pride in their work," stated Mr. Es-
pinosa, whose own pride in his work was
clear throughout the tour he gave me and
was evident in the first class workmanship
of the finished product.

Very large slabs of marble and granite are brought into Abaco Marble and Tile Company
to be custom made into countertops, coffee tables and vanities. The slabs of rock weigh
about 2,000 pounds but have to be handled very carefully until the finished piece is in-
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YEAST Institute tells about program for boys

By Samantha V. Evans
The Youth Empowerment and Skills
Training Institute (YEAST) is a national
initiative to assist troubled young men to
gain self esteem and educational skills to
become productive adults in society. The
organization accepts 100 boys into the
one-year leadership program that is on An-
The leaders of this organization held a
meeting on September 15th at Central Ab-
aco Primary School so information could
be shared with parents of incoming males
to the program and those seeking to learn
more about what it has to offer. A small
group assembled for the meeting that was
very informative. The main presenter for
the evening was Chief Petty Officer Law-
son Clarke, the Academy Operations Man-
ager, who gave an overview of the pro-
gram. This program focuses on developing
the character, leadership and life skills of
young men ages 12-19 and is not a boot
camp. It was designed to restore the digni-
ty into young men who struggle with self-
esteem and self-image, developing positive
attitudes and learning marketable skills
to make them self-reliant, productive and
useful citizens of The Bahamas.
The YEAST Institute was established
in 1987 in conjunction with the Catholic
Diocese. In September 1999 the Royal
Bahamas Defense Force got involved and
helped to develop an off-island program
on James Cistern, Eleuthera, called The
Character, Leadership and Skills Devel-
opment Academy. In 2004 the organizers
of this Academy were asked to pilot the
restoration segment of the National Youth
Service Program which they did. As of
2005 YEAST became known as the Ba-
hamas National Youth Service Restorative

Petty Officer Christopher Collie, Incoming
Academy Director; Mrs. Margaret Thomp-
son, Office Manager in the Nassau office;
and Andrew Albury, Student Services Co-
ordinator. A similar meeting was held in
Sandy Point on September 16.

Program for teenage males. The program
now operates in North Andros. The pro-
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a one-year leadership program designed
to address the behavioral and attitudinal
potential of male students. The core cur-
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vocational courses divided into several
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awareness, family life education, physical
education, counseling, health education,
numeracy, leadership training, civic, lit-
eracy, arts and crafts, electrical installa-
tion, survival skills, marine boating, scuba
diving, driving, plumbing, carpentry, and
spirituality. The current success rate of the
Academy is 83 percent.
The program for this year is scheduled
to begin October 4 on Andros. One hun-
dred boys are expected to enroll with ap-
proximately ten of them scheduled to come
from Abaco. The students age 12-15 are in
the Junior Life Program for nine months
and students ages 16-19 are in the Senior
Life Program for six months. Males in this
country are struggling to conform to the
rules of society, Officer Clarke noted. Ac-
cording to the statistics from Dr. Elliston
Rahming released this month, 1330 males
are presently in prison and 60 of them did
not graduate from high school. The major-
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or write functionally. This is alarming and
every day males continue to involve them-
selves in activities that are not contribut-
ing to the sustain-ability of our economy.
YEAST Academy hopes to address some
of these needs at the Andros site.
However, they do have some challenges
that need to be addressed, especially at the
school level because there is presently no
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vironment. There is no consistent commu-
nication with school counselors to ensure
that these students continue to receive the
guidance and counseling needed to keep
them on the right track, and the attitude of
teachers and students toward these males
have to change to one that is supportive
and not condemning. Additionally, hu-
man services agencies need to work more
closely together and share information so
that we do not lose any more of our young
men to the streets or death. Officer Clark
hopes that these matters can be addressed
quickly so that the integrity of the program
remains in tact, and the progress of these
male students is not put in jeopardy.
Enrolling a child in the YEAST Acad-
emy is a process that has to be done at the
Nassau office. Parents are encouraged to
find out everything that needs to be done
to get their child enrolled within a timely
fashion. They are advised that a consent
form must be signed by them releasing the
student to the Academy, and a male sponsor
must be identified to help steer the child in
the right direction, to attend progress meet-
ings and to assist with providing care pack-
ages and other needs. The office is located
on Deveaux Street in Nassau and the phone
number is 326-5781 or 322-8335. Informa-
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a Guidance Department. The other persons
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The funeral service for retired nurse evan- lic Cemetery. Valencia, Karis, Leonard Jr, Mattea, Cae-
gelist Vernell McBride, 65, formerly of He is survived by his mother Evelyn lin, Daniel, Gendaia., Taejon, Neko and
Moore's Island, was held at in Nassau on Burrows; grandfather Marcus Edgecombe; Shenae Edgecombe, Monique and Kevin
September 27. Interment was also in Nassau. uncles Leonard, Matthew, Daniel, Samuel, McCartney, Shantelle, Patrick, Gabrielle
She is survived by her daughter Sheron Jonathon and Eric Edgecombe, Sinclair, and Abbey Russell; godparents Cathechist
Lightbourne-Gedeon; son Clifton Light- Vincent and Claudius Burrows, Roland Benjamin and Virginia Pinder and Donald
bourne; adopted son Wellington Albury; "Fred" Burrows, Herklyn Rolle, Kermit Pinder Jr.; and many other relatives and
six grandchildren Shanice Delancy, Dean- McCartney and Patrick Russell; aunts Re- friends.
ka Lightbourne, Leshan Lightbourne, Cliv- becca Saunders, Elizabeth Russell, Lou- Lavern Russell, 67, formerly of Cross-
anche Burrows, Clifton Lightbourne Jr. ise McCartney, Rose, Ruth, Charmaine, ing Rock died on September 29 in Nassau.
and Malike Gedeon; great-grandchildren Kayla, Carlene and Thedra Edgecombe, He is survived by his wife Gertrude Rus-
Alexia Dorsett, Cynara Gibson and Deanna Lula, Jerona, and Evelyn Burrows, and sell; sons Alvin, Adrian and Derek Russell;
Dorsett; son-in-law Jean Claude Gedeon; Marion Rolle; grandaunts Mable Burr- daughters Vandra Babbs, Rocelia Russell
daughter-in-law Lesia Lightbourne; grand- rows and Ethel Edgecombe; cousins Brian and Oshe Rahming; sister Edna Russell;
aunt Pastor Geneva Williams; and many and Vaughn Rolle, Rose Roberts, Angela nieces; nephews; and many other relatives
other relatives and friends. Johnson, Rowena Pinder, Jerona Curry, and friends.
The funeral service for Cameron Allen Raquel Armbrister, Min. Jerome Burrows
Burrows, 26, of Sandy Point was held on Jr., Maxine and William Burrows Jr., Otis
October 4th at Mt. Zion Baptist Church. Fox, Danielle, Brent, Damela, Deangelius, r tT
Rev. Napolean Roberts, Rev. Morris Bain Penny, Pam, Gatnell, Katherine, Patricia,
and Rev. Fr. Earl Hepburn officiated. In- Bunny, Gina, Mary, Stevie, Peter, Ed-
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South Abaco News

Cherokee Sound
By Lee Pinder
Keep Abaco Beautiful Award
We have been hearing it for a long time.
"Cherokee, you have such a neat and tidy
little community." Especially from our
first-time visitors, but now it's official.
The settlement of Cherokee Sound has
won the First Annual Keep Abaco Beauti-
ful Award, which came with a certificate
and a traveling plaque. A committee of six
judges, all Abaconians, chose our com-
munity for the Friends of the Environment
Award for 2008 in a ceremony on Sep-
tember 26. Sponsors and partners in this
new venture include Pete's Pub & Gallery,
Colette Rolle, Stephen Knowles, Abaco
Print Shop, Albury's Ferry Service, The
Snap Shop and Three D Customs Signs and
was all brought together by Tourism. In
addition to the award we won there were
two other distinguished awards given for
Volunteer Leadership, won by Tom Hazel,
and another given for Education, won by
Hope Town Primary School, both very de-
serving applicants. We thank Jo Bradley
for submitting the settlement of Cherokee
to the committee for consideration and ap-
The meeting started off with Don Cor-
nish, local Director for Tourism in Abaco
presenting the goals of the "Keep Abaco
Beautiful" program which has been set
up in conjunction with the Keep America
Beauitful foundation. The keynote speak-
er was The Hon. Earl Deveaux, Minister
of Environment, who came from Nassau
to make the presentation. In his remarks,
which he specifically aimed at the youth

of Abaco, he highlighted the many natu-
ral assets we possess in Abaco, and The
Bahamas, and how we must concentrate
on maintaining and preserving them for
future generations. Part of the program
included Hope Town Primary School
students who performed a medley of Ba-
hamian calypso songs, which were very
There are so many little things we can
all do to help the environment and we need
to commit ourselves, our schools and our
communities to do whatever it takes to al-
ways Keep Abaco Beautiful.
School News
Welcome to Mrs. Catherine Owens who
has already made herself at home and be-
coming a valuable addition to Cherokee
Sound Primary School. Friends of the
Environment sent representatives to our
school on the 2nd of September to give a
presentation on the importance of Coastal
Cleanup and what it means to our environ-
The first phase of our local Coastal
Cleanup Project has been completed. Clean
up of the Long Dock took place on the 20th
of September with a further cleanup of the
creek area to follow.
We would like to thank community
members, parents and students who are
still depositing aluminum cans into the bins
at the dump. You are doing a valuable ser-
vice for our community, our Bahamas and
our world. Keep up the good work.
We are so proud that we won the first
place in the contest held by Friends of the
Environment and The Ministry of Tourism
for our settlement who has "built and sus-
tained an environmentally conscious pro-

gram with exceptional success". This is
our reward for the mountain of garbage we
have picked up over the years.
One of our students said just a few days
ago that they saw garbage on the way to
Marsh Harbour. "You'd think people
would learn!" This is a comment from
a child! We couldn't agree with them
Are you part of the solution or part of
the problem?
Thank you to all the former students
and present students and thank you to all
the parents, grandparents and community
members who have come to cleanup after
Our Newest Arrival
Congratulations to Dirinda and Keven
Sweeting of Yellow Wood on the birth
of their second daughter, Alexis Kayley,
born in Nassau, Bahamas.
Parrot Report
We in the settlement of Cherokee always
get excited when we hear the parrots are
back in town. They fly overhead searching
for food in the local fruit trees. Of course,
they are always too high and two fast for us
to get any type of a clear photo even if we
wanted too, but they usually linger for sev-
eral minutes at each stop and we are able
to get look at them and observe their feed-
ing habits from the ground. They are truly
one of natures most beautiful wonders and
we are glad they choose to keep visiting us
here in Cherokee.

Sandy Point
Nurse Estelle Pinder Retired
On August 31 Sandy Point held an ap-
preciation service to honour Nurse Estelle
Pinder, who
retired af-
ter nursing
for 40 years
17 year of
which were
in Sandy
Point. The
service was
held in St. Nurse Estelle Pinder
Anglican Hall in Sandy Point. The service
included special music, a performance and
remarks by government people and a nurs-
ing officer.
Mrs. Pinder was born on Grand Turk but
moved to Jamaica when she was 12 years
old. She received her nursing training in
Kingston's School of Nursing and com-
pleted it in 1967. She migrated to Grand
Bahama where she worked until she was
transferred to Sandy Point. While she was
on Grand Bahama, she took time to pursue
a course in midwifery in Jamaica.
While in Sandy Point, she met and mar-
ried Donald Pinder. She has a large family
of step children, birth children and many
grandchildren. She is an active member of
the St. Martin's Anglican Church Wom-
en's group.

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Fair will benefit Marsh H. Fire Department

By Jennifer Hudson
A Family Fun Fair is scheduled for No-
vember 15 to raise funds in an effort to
finally complete the Marsh Harbour Vol-
unteer Fire Department building. Plans for
this building began in 1999 right after the
Abaco Markets fire and yet it is still, un-
fortunately, far from completion. The fair
will take place on the grounds of the par-
tially constructed Fire Department building
behind the Marsh Harbour Public Library
across from Lowe's Plaza.
The idea of holding a fair to raise funds
for the Fire Department took root in the
mind of David Dorsett, member of the
Carlton Masonic Lodge, several weeks
before the fire at Maxwell's Supermar-
ket. "The Masons work on community
projects on a regular basis though it not
always publicized," stated Mr. Dorsett.
"While assisting at the Maxwells' fire, I
began talking about my idea for a fair with
Roscoe Thompson, Chairman of the Marsh
Harbour/ Spring City Town Committee,
who was also helping out. Mr. Thompson
decided to assist the Masons on the project.
Since then, even more people have come
on board including the Rotary Club of Ab-

aco and the fire department."
All monies from the fair will go towards
finishing the fire department building which
is still in need of much work. According
to Fire Chief John Hall approximately
another $100,000 is needed to finish the
building. "A few people have donated con-
siderable sums and local business people
have been very generous in donating items
for the raffle. Price Right has donated the
concrete floor for the entire building which
is a very sizeable donation. We want to
get the whole community involved as we
want to get this station finished; the trucks
standing outside are being destroyed by the
weather," stated Mr. Dorsett.
Mrs. Yvonne Key and other volunteers
have, for the past few weeks, been holding
a fund raising drive for the Fire Depart-
ment at the Marsh Harbour traffic light.
They ask people to donate only their loose
change which they collect in firemen's
boots, but people have been extremely
generous donating far more than just their
loose change. On the first day under the
light Mrs. Key raised $1,500 within four
Everyone is encouraged to come to the

S Conservation begins with YOU

fair to support our volunteer fire depart-
ment. There will be games of hoop toss,
lollipop pull, balloon darts, a Chinese auc-
tion and many other fun activities with
prizes. There will also be a raffle with lots
of good prizes including an alarm system
for home or business, $500 grocery cer-

tificates and the grand prize of two return
tickets to West Palm Beach on Abaco Air.
"It will be a fun day. We want to drum up
interest in the Fire Department and get the
kids involved," stated Mr. Thompson and
Mr. Dorsett.


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The Abaconian

Section A Page 25

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Homeowners within the communities of
Murphy Town and Dundas Town will have
the opportunity to vie for the Best Kept
Yard title again.
The Best Kept Yard Competition cen-
ters on community pride and beautifica-
tion which encourage communities to
undertake practices that would improve
their surrounding environment. Last year's
competition proved to be a great success as
homeowners from within those two com-
munities cleaned up and beautified their
neighbourhoods and their private yards.
The committee that comprises of the
Abaco Tourist Office, Friends of the Envi-
ronment and Local Government is hoping
to gain the same support and spirit of the
people as they received in last year's com-
petition. Winning the title and the prizes in
the Murphy Town District was Paula Rolle

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The competition is opened to individu-
als who own a home in Murphy Town or
Dundas Town. Many factors will be taken
into account for the judging of the competi-
tion including
* absence of litter/debris, derelict vehicles, etc
* landscape design
* driveway design
* use of native plants
* hedges trimmed and groomed
* mowed lawn
* garbage area neat and tidy
* structures well painted
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Environment for persons wanting to par-
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deadline is November 15th, 2008

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Guana Beach Resort 6 units 365-5133
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Hope Town
Abaco Inn 22rm 366-0133
Club Soleil 6 rm I cott 366-0003
Crystal Villas 7villas 888-812-2243
Elbow Cay Prop + 53 hse 366-0035
Hope T Harb Lodge 25 rm 3660095
Hope T Hideaways + 63 hse 366-0224
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Lighthouse Rentals 4 cott 366-0154
Sea Gull Cottages + 3 hse 366-0266
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82 rms 367-2158
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9 rms 367-4000
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12 hse 367-4151
8 rms 367-3776
6eff 367-2681
6 cott 367-3600

Regattas (Prev. Abaco Towns) 32 effic
Moore's Island
Moore's Is Bonefish Camp 8rm
Sandy Point

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Spanish Cay Resort

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Treasure Cay

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Marsh Harbour area

October 15, 2008

October 15, 2008 The Abaconian

Section A

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

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

Taxi Cab Fares for one or two passengers
Plus extra for each passengers above two
Between Marsh Harbour Airport and:
Ferry Dock or Murphy Town toAmmons Dr .......... $12+ $3
Bristol Cellers thru A. Beach Hotel or Gov't dock thru ..........
D und as 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
S nake C ay ... ...... ....... ... ................. $35 + $10
Treasure C ay .......... ... ..... ................ $60 + $ 10
C asuarina Point ............................................. $60 + $10
Treasure Cay Airport or Bah Palm Shores ........$70 + $10
Little Harbour or Cherokee ................................... $80 + $10
C rossing Rocks .................... ..................... $100 + $10
S andy P oint ............................................... .... $ 135 + $ 10
Between Marsh Harbour Ferry and:
Ab Beach Hotel thru Wally's & Eastern Shore ......$ 2 each
J ib 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 Nov 05
Treasure Cay Resort.............................. ........ $20 + $5
M adeira P ark ............... .. .. .................. $14 + $4
G reen Turtle Cay ferry dock ....................................$8 + $4
M o x y .................................... .................. $ 1 8 + $ 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 Cay .... ...... ............... .. $60 + $5
M ount Hope ...... .... ................ $65 + $5
F ox Tow n ........................... ................. $7 0 + $5
C row n Haven ...... .. .. ...... ... .................. $75 + $5
M arsh Harbour Airport .............. ..................... $75 + $10
T Cay Hotel to Marsh Harbour ............................. $65 + $10
T C Hotel to G Turtle Ferry (Blue Hole $24) ..........$18 + $ 5
T C Hotel to Bonefish M arles.................................. $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

Local air charters serving Bahamas & S.Florida
A b aco A ir ............................................................ 367 -226 6
Cherokee Air Charters .............. ......................367-3450

Dive Shops
Abaco Dive Adventures, Marsh Harbour.............................367-2963
Above & Below, Marsh Harbour..........................................367-0350
Dive Abaco 1978, Marsh Harbour.................................... 367-2787
Froggies, Hope Tow n........................ .............................. 366-043 1
Treasure Divers, Treasure Cay........................... ..........365-857
Brendal's Dive, Green T. Cay .......................... .............. 365-44 1 1
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

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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 Airport8 am 9 II 12:15 1:30 3 4:30
T Cay Airport to Green T Cay 8:30 am 10:30 11:30 1:30 2:30 3:30 4:30 5
New Plymouth one way adult $10 (Children $7) Round trip $15 Extra to some G T Cay docks
Abaco Adventures Ph 365-8749 VHF Ch 16
Treasure Cay to Guana Cay Sunday Lv 12 & returns 4:45 p.m. $25 RT
T Cay to Man-O-War/ Hope Town Wed 9:30 am, return 4:30 pm $35 RT
T Cay to Guana Cay Sunset Cruise Fr $25, call for time

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

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

Abaco Marinas Slips Fuel Phone
Walker's Cay
Walker's Cay -................................ Closed
Green Turtle Cay
Bluff House ................45....... F......365-4200
Green Turtle Club ......32....... F......365-4271
Black Sound Marina...15................365-4531
Other Shore Club.......12....... F......365-4195
Abaco Yacht Service.. 10....... F......365-4033
Treasure Cay
Treasure Cay Marinal50 ...... F......365-8250
Man-O-War Marina ...26....... F......365-6008
Marsh Harbour
Boat Harbour Marinal83....... F......367-2736
Conch Inn...................75....... F .....367-4000
Harbour View Marina .36....... F .....367-2182
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 & A Cart Rentals.............................. 375-8055
Guana Cay
Donna Sands Cart Rentals ............... 365-5195
Dive Guana Boats & Bikes................. 365-5178
Orchid Bay Cart rentals...................... 354-5175
Conch Pearl Boat Rentals.................. 365-6502
Island Treasures Cart Rentals ........... 365-6072
Ria-Mar Golf Cart Rentals.................. 365-6024
Waterways Boat Rental ..357-6540 & 365-6143
Hope Town
Cat's Paw Boat Rentals ................. 366-0380
Hope Town Cart Rentals ................... 366-0064
Island Cart Rentals ................... 366-0448
Island Marine Boat Rentals ............... 366-0282
J R's Cart Rental................................ 366-0361
Sea Horse Boat Rentals.................... 366-0023
T & N Cart Rentals............................. 366-0069
Treasure Cay
Alison Car Rent ................................. 365-8193
Cash's Carts....................................... 365-8771
Claridge's Cart Rentals ..................... 365-8248
Cornish Car Rentals........................... 365-8623
JIC Boat Rentals ............................... 365-8465
Triple J Car Rentals .......................... 365-8761
Abaco Adventures Kayaks .............. 365-8749

Bonefish Guides
Sandy Point
Patrick Roberts .. 366-4286
Nicholas Roberts
Derrick Gaitor
Ferdinand Burrows 366-4133
Vernal Burrows
Kendall White
Anthony Bain ......366-4107
Floyd Burrows .... 366-4175
Links Adderly ...... 366-4335
Valentino Lightbourne
Ricky Burrows .... 366-4233
Marsh Harbour
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
Island Cafe.........................$ .............367-6444
Jam ie's Place.....................$ .............367-2880
Jib Room .........................$$ .............367-2700
Kentucky Fried Chicken ..................367-2615
Mangoes ......................$$$ .............367-2366
Pop's Place ........................$ .....+....367-3796
Poppa Georgio's ................$
Sea Shells .........................$ .............367-4460
Snack Shack .....................$ .....+....367-4005
Snappas.............................$ .........367-2278
Subway ............... .................... 367-2798
W allys .......................... $$$ .............367-2074
Dundas Town
Mother Merle's .................$$

Hope Town
Abaco Inn ...................$$$ .............366-0133
Cap'n Jacks .......................$ .............366-0247
Harbour's Edge............... $$.............366-0087
H T Harbour Lodge .......$$$ .............366-0095
Munchies ........................... +.. ......366-0423
Sea Spray .................$$ ..... :.....366-0065
Lubber's Quarter
C racker 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

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Visitors' Guide
Restaurants Services Transportation

Airlines Serving Abaco
Abaco Air- Nassau, N Eleuthera, Moores Is....
A m erican Eagle M iam i ..................................
Bahamasair Nassau,W Palm B, Ft Laud ......
BaerAir Melbourne/Treasure Cay ................3
Continental Connection Miami
Ft. Laud and W Palm Beach.....................
Craig Air Service Jacksonville, Datona........ 9(
S outhern A ir N assau .....................................
Twin Air Calypso Fort Lauderdale .................
Vintage Props & Jets New Smyrna B. (clos
Yellow Air Taxi Ft Lauderdale .........................



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VOLUME 16, NUMBER 20, October 15th, 2008

I The annual ope

3-mile Open Water Swim Meet

Swimmers from Nassau joined locals at Crossing Beach
By Mirella Santillo
The fifth Annual Open Water Swim was
a great success for the local kids. Out of
42 swimmers who entered the Open Water
Swimming Competition on October 4th 22
came from Nassau. Of the remaining 20
from Abaco, half were kids under 17 from
Marsh Harbour or Hope Town who had
been practicing with Abaco Swift Swim-
ming. Our local champion, 15-year-old
Brian Higgs repeated last year's perfor-
mance by winning the three miles route
in on hour 29 minutes and placing third in
the male relay with Noah Albury and Ash-
ton Kemp from Hope Town. Brian said he
achieved that feat without having had the
time to practice much.
This year the entire event took place at
Crossing Beach in Marsh Harbour where
n water swim meet was held on October 4 at Crossing Beach in Marsh Harbour. Forty-two swimmers competed in participants and supporting fans gathered

several divisions. The meet was organized by a swim club in Nassau, Swift Swimmers, that works closely with local people. The I
competitors swam a three-mile course. I

Please see Swim Meet Page 4

Supreme Court Again Rules in *
R| oyal Bank opens new premises|

on 1
in a
in f;

Favor of Baker's Bay Project
Statement provided by Baker's Bay case. In her ruling, Justice Evans made
attorneys for the Baker's Bay project clear that the initial decision should not
Save Guana Cay Reef Association have been granted without hearing from
iCRA) returned to the Supreme Court all parties. Justice Evans also denied the
18th September 2008 to hear the verdict association's request for an injunction to
case brought by the SGCRA. The As- stop work at the Baker's Bay project. Mr.
ation was seeking to commence judicial Fred Smith, attorney for the SGCRA has
ew procedures against Baker's Bay, indicated that the Association will continue
eral Government agencies and depart- to pursue the case despite this ruling.
its, The Royal Bahamas Police Force, The Baker's Bay project has indicated
)e Town District Council, Attorney that they are very pleased with the ruling.
leral and the Minister of Maritime Af- They have also stressed that despite the cur-
s and Labor relating to various permits rent challenging financial times and slowed
nted to the Baker's Bay project. Acting economies they continue to make signifi-
reme Court Justice Estelle Gray ruled cant development progress at Baker's Bay.
favor of the Baker's Bay project and the The project is still employing hundreds of
ve named respondents, setting aside the Bahamians and is in full compliance with
al decision by Acting Supreme Court Bahamian laws while providing maximum
ice Peter Maynard that granted the environmental stewardship for Great Gua-
CRA permission to proceed with their na Cay and The Bahamas.

INEMA accepts donation for Inagua

The community of Marsh Harbour raised $22,300 to assist in the Inagua hurricane
relief effort. The funds were presented to Commander Stephen Russell, Interim Director
of the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, on September 26. "We have
had our share over the last several years and the rest of The Bahamas came to our res-
cue. We feel honoured to be in a position to come to the aid of our brothers and sisters
in Inagua with the amount of $22,300," stated School District Superintendent Lenora
Black. She added that the public and private schools raised more than $10,000 in cash,
school supplies and non-perishable items. Pictured are Gary Smith, Superintendent of
Customs, Abaco; Roscoe Thompson III, Chairman of the Marsh Harbour/Spring City
Town Committee; Commander Russell; Senior Administrator Cephas Cooper; Mrs.
Lenora Black, Abaco's Superintendent of Schools; Ms. Michelle Gardiner, Finance Of-
ficer, NEMA; Ms. Elaine Martinborough, who was with NEMA on Abaco in the past;
and Bryan Thompson, past president of the Rotary Club of Abaco.

Representatives from the Royal Bank in the Caribbean and the Central Bank of The Ba-
hamas were on hand for the opening of the new Royal Bank of Canada building on Don
MacKay Boulevard in Marsh Harbour on October 2. Shown inside the new building
are Mr. Cephas Cooper, Abaco's Senior Island Administrator; Mrs. Joyce Coleby-Riv-
iere, Area Manager for the Family Islands; Mr. Nathaniel Beneby, Jr., Vice President
and Country Head, Royal Bank; Mrs. Wendy Craig, Governor of the Central Bank of
The Bahamas; Mr. Ross McDonald, Head of Caribbean Banking, Royal Bank; and
Mr. Antonio Eyma, Manager of the Abaco Branch of Royal Bank.

By Jennifer Hudson
The modern, state-of-the-art new
premises of the Royal Bank of Canada
recently constructed on Don MacKay
Boulevard were officially opened on Oc-
tober 2 with a ribbon cutting performed
by Mrs. Wendy Craigg, Governor of the
Central Bank of The Bahamas. Several
top executives from the Royal Bank of
Canada participated in the Grand Open-
ing Ceremony which was attended by lo-
cal dignitaries and clients of the bank.
In her words of greeting, Mrs. Joyce

Coleby-Riviere, Area Manager for the
Family Islands, welcomed everyone to
the new premises and expressed appre-
ciation to the bank's many valued clients,
management and staff.
Prior to cutting the ribbon, Mrs. Wen-
dy Craigg praised Royal Bank for under-
standing the importance of being close
to its customers. "The Family Islands
require a more personalized approach to

Please see Royal Bank Page 2

Guy Fawkes and Bonfire Night

Family Fun Night
Saturday November 8 6:30 10 p.m.
Guy Contest Great Food Family Fun


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October 15, 2008

Royal Bank triples original Abaco bank size

Royal Bank From Page 7

banking," she stated. "The refurbishment
of the Marsh Harbour branch is part of the
ongoing plan to enhance banking in The
Mrs. Craigg sought to allay people's
fears about what the effects of the eco-
nomic crisis in the United States could
be for banking in The Bahamas. "Local
banks are insulated from developments
in the United States and your deposits are
safe here. There are no sub-prime loans in
The Bahamas; banks here originate their
own loans and ensure that borrowers are
able to pay back. This is prudent for both
the bank and the borrower. Borrowers on
Abaco have no need to worry; our banking
system is very liquid," she assured. "The
conditions in the United States do have

implications for the outlook of the tourism
and construction sectors so personal situ-
ations could be impacted. However, the
community of Abaco has every reason to
be confident in its banking sector." In clos-
ing, Mrs. Craigg congratulated the Royal
Bank of Canada and expressed her hope
that the newly expanded premises will
mean expanded business for the bank and
the residents of Abaco.
Mr. Ross McDonald, Head of Caribbean
Banking, Royal Bank of Canada, described
The Bahamas as the 'Crown jewel in our
Caribbean empire." It is part of the global
bank of 16 million clients, 1.6 million of
whom are in the Caribbean. He mentioned
the United States' financial crisis indicat-
ing that our economy has been slowing and
will continue to slow during the remainder
of 2008 but that he hopes to see it pick

up in 2009. Mr. MacDonald stated how
pleased he was to be at the opening cer-
emony that he termed "the largest and best
banking facility in the country" which he is
sure will continue to invest and give back
to the people of Abaco.
Mr. Nathaniel Beneby, Jr., Vice Presi-
dent and Country Head, Royal Bank of
Canada for The Bahamas and Turks and
Caicos Islands, gave a brief history of the

Royal Bank in the Bahamas stating, "No-
vember 2 will mark 100 years of faithful
and unbroken service to the people of The
Bahamas. The first office on Abaco was
opened in 1988 and the $1.4m invested in
this project shows the bank's confidence
in Abaco and The Bahamas. Abaco is the
third largest contributor to the revenue of

Please see Royal Bank Page 11

Royal Bank's new, large, airy facility is a great improvement over their previous loca-
tion. The bank has served Abaco since 1988 and is pleased with the support that it has
received from the business community and individuals on Abaco.

Mrs. Wendy Craigg, Governor for the Central Bank of The Bahamas, had the honour
of cutting the ribbon at the opening of the new Royal Bank building in Marsh Harbour.
Assisting her was Mr. Ross McDonald, head of Caribbean Banking. Looking on are Mr.
Nathaniel Beneby, Vice President, Bahamas, Royal Bank; Mr. Antonio Eyma, Abaco's
Royal Bank Manager; Mrs. Joyce Coleby-Riviere, Area Manager for Family Islands; and
Administrator Cephas Cooper.

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Marsh Harbour
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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
Duplex and house #507 two 2-bedroom one-bath apartments
and house with 2 bed and I
bath. Sold together. Priced at

y #506 for someone wanting to
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is ready to go with all the
necessary equipment needed to
operate this lovely building, has
sea views, is on 100'xl20' lot.
. stamp tax and own legal fees.
house, #505 with covered back
patio, covered entryway with
huge columns. House is 4,000
sq. ft. situated on 1/4 acre
of property in Bahama Palm
Shores. Central air condition-
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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 $270,000 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.

Duplex Murphy Town #501 2 story, 2 bedroom I bath up and
down. $160,000 net

Three unit townhouse #502 each unit is 1500 sq ft and
fully furnished. Located behind
John Bull in Marsh Harbour.
g Great rental income. Sale price
$650,000 net.

Duplex, 2 I-bed, I-bath apts. off Forest Drive in Dundas Town

Appraised at $600,000 REDUCED $402,800

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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. 11,0221 SOLD |
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.
Triplex 3 I bed/I bath in Murphy Town $160,000
Two lots 84 ft. x 100 ft. near Treasure Cay, one mile
northwest of Treasure Cay School. $55,000 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
Duplex for sale off Forest Drive in Murphy Town
2 two bedroom, one bath $185,500 net
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
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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TOM CURRY'S POINT LOT I I Rare opportunity in
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SUMMIT STRESS FREE LIVING with 360 degree view
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MANCROLA SEA VIEWS Beautifully landscaped 3
bedrooms 3 baths, close to Marsh Harbour and
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RETREAT This I bed I bath home lives up to its name.
Secluded with spectacular sunsets. 135'waterfrontage,
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LOOKOUT HOUSE Stunning views overlooking
western harbour, 2 bed I bath main house with I
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4 bath with gorgeous verandahs and commanding I acre with 90 ft on the Sea of Abaco. Good
views of the Sea ofAbaco. $2,775,000. elevation. Views of Man-O-War.$599,000.
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SANDS COVE SUBDIVISION Fabulous FARSIDE-WATERFRONTthe mostunique and desirable
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of beach frontage and the property depth is bath cottage with a dock. Conveniently located
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LOT 10 BEACHFRONT. Located in
a protected cove in Tilloo Beach Subdivision
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SEAVIEWS from 1/2 acre lot with high elevation.
Secluded location, close to beautiful Tahiti Beach.
Close to Marsh Harbour and HopeTown.$ 180,000.
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FABULOUS BEACHFRONT LOT in prime location,
on Ocean Blvd. 140 feet on the beach, 600 feet
deep. Fully landscaped and irrigated. $1,750,000.
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4 Bedroom, 3 Baths with spacious vaulted ceilings
perfectly located on the second level. $1,100,000.
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2,800 sq. ft. furnished family home with
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new 3 bed 2 bath with wood floors, wrap-
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#3989 BAHAMA PALM SHORES Si:crlo 2 Block I, Lot 5. $ 182,000. Laurie Schreiner: 242.367.5046
#4071 BAHAMA PALM SHORES LOT 43 Good residential area.$30,000. Bill Albury: 242.367.5046
#3031 GREEN TURTLE CAY Coco BAY Lot. $650,000. Stan Sawyer 242.577.0298
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Abaco youth did well at Swim Meet

Swim Meet From Page 1
early that Saturday morning to witness
the race. And there, just a little after ten
o'clock the three-mile swimmers and the
first leg of the relay swimmers were off.
It was not until after one p.m. that the
last swimmer, Mrs. Monica Higgs, re-
turned to the dock tired but proud to have
finished the three miles. Besides her and
Brian Higgs, the other two people from
Abaco to complete the entire course were
Jennifer Cook and Coach Laurence Higgs.
Among the visitors, 11-year-old Abi-
gail Lowe's performance in swimming the
whole distance in one hour 37 minutes must
be mentioned as well as David Morley's
accomplishing his last year's feat by only
30 seconds more. Many swimmers men-
tioned having taken a little longer this year
to swim the same distance. Perhaps the
tide which was coming in as the swimmers

went away to the first leg of the course had
something to do with the slower time.
The father-son team of Percy Knowles
and Andy Knowles from Nassau swim-
ming with Richard Curry came second in
the male relay. The female relay was won
by a team from Nassau which raised a con-
troversy since one of the swimmers used a
snorkel, cutting her time by nearly a third.
After much debate they were pronounced
first over the Abaco team of Monica Higgs,
Judy Albury and Maria Silvester, who took
second place. One of the organizers stated
that the use of snorkel will be absolutely
forbidden next year.
The youngest participants were Joshua
Wong, who swam two miles of the mix re-
lay with Christina Pyform.
While the race was taking place, food
was being prepared under tents set on the
beach. Everyone partook of a Bahamian
luncheon followed by the announcement

of the results and the distribution of the
trophies presented by Mrs. Brenda Sawyer
of the Swift Swimming Abaco club, Mr.
Andy Knowles of the Swift Swimming club
of Nassau and representatives of the Min-
istry of Tourism, Ms. Dushinka Roberts,
Ms. Wynsome Ferguson and Mrs. Candy

Originally the event took place at Abaco
Beach Resort. Last year the location was
changed because of contrary winds, the
first year that Crossing Beach was used as
a departure point. This year all the profit
from sale of food and drink for the grow-
ing Abaco swimming association.

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Swimmers are shown here in the water at the start of the race. The course was a total of
three miles.

Most of the Abaco entrants in the Swim Meet held in Marsh Harbou on October 4 were
young people. The youth shown here are wearing the medals that they won.

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(BTC) wishes to advise the public that in light of the
deadline for TDMA customers to switch to GSM, it has
extended its operating hours in Marsh Harbour. As of
Wednesday, October 1st, through Friday, October 31st,
the Company's Marsh Harbour Office will be opened
Monday through Saturday from 9:00 am 8:00 pm.

BTC reminds customers who are making the switch
to present proof of ownership of the TDMA number,
such as a passport, driver's license or voter's card.

Additionally, BTC advises that if the person request-

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he or she must provide a letter of authorization from the
owner of the number along with the owner's identifica-
tion and his or her identification as well.

BTC Abaco further advises the Abaco Public that it
is performing switches to GSM for any TDMA number
from any island on any day. Therefore, persons need
not wait for an announcement of a special switch date
for his particular number.

BTC urges the public to make the switch now in or-
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October 15, 2008

School News

New School Year
By Jennifer Hudson
Schools opened for the 2008/2009 school
year during the first week of September.
All Principals sounded very positive about
their campuses and programmes for the up-
coming year with only a few reporting a
lack of staff.
Moore's Island All Age School Princi-
pal, Ms. Ruthamae Rolle, stated that due
to challenges with staffing, students cannot
be offered Spanish or Computer Studies
this year. However, they will continue to
benefit from technology through the inte-
gration of computers into some of the other
subjects. "Regardless of the challenges we
face, our intention is to do all we can to
remain focused on our goal of improved

student achievement," she stated.
The school's enrollment of 165 students
is almost the same as last year. The pri-
mary department has six teachers and the
high school has four. They are delighted to
have on staff for the first time a Guidance
Counselor. During the summer classrooms
were painted and various repairs and up-
grades carried out. A new staff bathroom
is being added.
The Man-O-War Primary School is also
facing a staffing challenge. "We have no
new staff but wish we had," stated Princi-
pal Mrs. Kellie Janes. The school has two
teachers and 20 students. There have been
no major changes to the school building but
painting and maintenance has taken place
and the addition of a new trophy case.

The two education staff of Friends of the Environment, Mrs. D'Shan Maycock and Mr.
Enzil Cooper, have been visiting schools promoting anti-littering and clean-up. Here Mr.
Cooper is addressing students of the upper grades at Central Abaco Primary School.

The Mary E. Albury High School on
Man-O-War Cay is a private high school
which opened last year with nine students
in Grade 7. This year there are 11 students
in Grades 7 and 8. The school has only one
full time teacher and some volunteers. A
Community Service Programme has been
started in which students must perform 24
hours of community service each school
The Amy Roberts Primary School on
Green Turtle Cay retains the same enroll-
ment of 53 students and five staff members.
They are excited to have had two of the
classrooms carpeted and a new playground
installed. They also have a resource and
computer room and are awaiting the arriv-
al of three computers which is their prize
from their Junkanoo win. "We are moving
forward with our Literary Challenge, en-
couraging children in the number of books
read," stated Mrs. Sawyer, the school's
Hope Town Primary School began its
school year glad to be settled into its newly
refurbished building. The school had been
displaced for some considerable time hav-
ing to hold classes in the Methodist Mis-
sion House while renovations took place.
Last year they had to spend the first four
days of school moving into the newly re-
furbished building. "This year during the
summer staff spent time setting up the
school library, and it is a whole lot better
organized for going back this year," stated
Principal Candice Key. There is an enroll-
ment of 60 students which is the same as
last year but two new families with chil-
dren will be arriving in January.
Treasure Cay Primary School has one

new staff member, Mrs. Schaeffer, who
replaces Mrs. Ann Bootle, now in full re-
tirement. The enrollment remains steady.
During the summer, the library was air
conditioned. There is now a full computer
lab but that needs a teacher. Principal Myr-
tis Russell stated that this year she will be
holding some PTA meetings at the Bahama
Star Farm to accommodate those parents
who are unable to get to the school. Fol-
lowing Hurricane Hanna, the grounds of
the Treasure Cay School retained a lot of
water but, fortunately, the storm did not
damage the building at all.
Agape Christian School has a larger
enrollment this year and. according to
Principal Cecile Albury, the 7th and 10th
grades are the largest ever. The school said
goodbye to seven members of staff who
had been at the school for two or three
years but they have welcomed several new
teachers from The Bahamas, United States
and Canada. A physical education teacher
is still being sought. "We are excited to
have veteran teacher of ten years, Mr. Ben
Albury, as principal of the high school,"
stated Mrs. Albury. Her position will be
high school Administrator and Principal of
Grades K3-6.
During the summer a new fence was
installed on the small children's play area
and an overhang constructed in front of
the primary school campus to provide a
cool place for the children to eat lunch. A
new sports floor was installed in the Grace
Gymasium and the gym is presently being
used for classrooms by the high school.
"We plan to break ground for our new high
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Canal front condos with on site tennis and pool
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Ocean front luxury octagonal units with lagoon/
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"Pilot House" special unique location with a
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Section B

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October 15, 2008

More School News

School From Page 6

school this year," stated Mrs. Albury.
Mrs. Albury is proud of the students'
academic success during the past year.
Agape students received an overall B- av-
erage in the BJC examinations with 100
percent passes in mathematics at grade C
or above and 95 percent of social studies
at C or above. For the first time ever on
Abaco two Agape students took the exami-
nation in electrical installation.
"We are also excited that Ms. Elaine's
ballet class is now being held at Agape
School," stated Mrs. Albury.
Forest Heights Academy has added
three new staff members for biology/sci-
ence, P.E./social studies and Spanish. The
student enrollment is up especially in the
lower grades. All of the computers in the
computer lab were replaced during the first
week of term.
A new Prefect in Training programme
has been introduced in Grade 11 to prepare
those students to take on the responsibility
of a full prefect in Grade 12.
An exciting new venture for Forest
Heights is that it has become a pilot school
in the Eco School programme which is
sponsored by BREEF in Nassau. The stu-
dents look for practical ways to make the
campus more environmentally friendly and
reduce the use of energy. The aluminum
recycling which was already in place at the
school is being expanded and other recy-
cling is being introduced. Each student was
given a hard plastic water bottle at the be-
ginning of term which they refill and bring
to school each day. They are also experi-
menting with ways to reduce the amount

of air conditioning and lights used. "The
children are all very much behind this,"
stated Mr. Jim Richard, School Principal,
who is a very keen environmentalist.
The students began the school year with
a fund raiser to purchase school supplies
and special equipment for the students
of the Inagua All Age School which was
badly damaged by Hurricane Ike. Students
raised funds from a free dress day and do-
nations and the sum of over $2,600 was
raised in one day.
Boys Reading
Challenge Launched
The Boys Reading Challenge will be
held October 1-31 at Central Abaco Prima-
ry School to promote reading among male
students in grades 4-6. Last year a writing
component was added which allowed the
students to explain, in their own words,
how the book read relates to the theme.
The Challenge was initially opened to stu-
dents in grades 3-6 but because many of the
students in grade three seemed to struggle
through the process, they were excluded.
They will be added to the Challenge held
in February for the lower primary school.
Registration for the Challenge was held in
September when 110 boys registered for the
competition. During the month of October,
the Challenge Coordinator, Ms. Samantha
Evans, will explain the theme in detail to
the students and motivate them throughout
the month to read as much material related
to the theme as they can find. Parents are
asked to read to and with their children so
that at the end of this competition, they
will not only win cool prizes, but they will
see great improvement in their reading and

writing skills. Persons interested in spon-
soring gifts for the Challenge are invited to
call the school.
Friends of the Environment
Speaks to Students
By Samantha V. Evans
Throughout the month of September,
education officers from Friends of the
Environment spoke to students at schools
across Abaco about the International Coast-
al Clean Up. Under the theme Let's Make
a Sea Change, Mrs. D'Shan Maycock and
Mr. Enzil Cooper educated students about
the importance of protecting the environ-
ment. The focus of the presentation was
to sell this idea to them by showing the
students that they can be super heroes at
cleaning their environment. This initiative
was designed for them to pick up trash
and get information on the environment
and how to protect it. The clean up makes
the environment healthier by getting rid
of nesting places for pests like mosquitoes
and rats. Fewer pests mean fewer diseases.
This clean-up also makes the sea safer for
animals because when persons litter in the
ocean, it makes the sea unsafe for animals
to live. The main items left in the sea that
hurt and kill animals are cut fishing lines.
Coastal clean-ups are important because
they keep the islands beautiful especially
since The Bahamas is a tourist destination.
Seventy-five percent of the residents work
in the tourism sector so it is essential that
the island is kept clean.
First aid training held
By Samantha V. Evans
September 17 and 18 were set aside to
give the custodial staff at the public schools

in Central and Northern Abaco First Aid
Training. In an effort to keep the school en-
vironment safe, first aid training began in
this district last school year. Staff members
of each school were given first aid kits for
the offices or classrooms. The first training
was held at Central Abaco Primary School
and the second meeting was held a public
schools in the north. First Aid has been de-
fined as the care given to a victim imme-
diately following an accident. The person
is trained to keep the victim stable until
professional help arrives. The trainees are
expected to protect themselves at all times.
They were reminded to know their limita-
tions and when to utilize the professionals.
The group was taken step by step through
the 911 process including which incidents
to refer to the professionals for help. Some
of the common emergencies discussed dur-
ing this training were breathing problems,
choking, heart attack or chest pain, faint-
ing, diabetes and low blood sugar, seizures
and fits, visible bleeding (including nose
bleeds), burns and injuries to bones, joints
and muscles. They were told what to do
and what not to do in cases of emergency.
Five new teachers at
Central Abaco Primary
By Samantha V. Evans
At the beginning of the new school year,
five teachers joined the staff of Central
Abaco Primary School. They are Clarinda
Ramsey, Simone Pinder, Celestine Bethel,
Anistacia Seymour-Dawkins, and Elspeth
Jackson. Each teacher brings with her a
uniqueness that helps to further enhance

Please see School Page 9

Marsh Harbour Area
MLS # 1101 Regattas of Abaco 2/2 Condo's 4 to choose from $315,000
MLS # 1003 Lookout House Eastern Shores Waterfront $1,395,000
MLS # 1005 Royal Harbour Lot 26 $299,000
MLS #1006 Sunrise Bay Subdivision Lot 31 Includes Dock Slip $310,000
"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 Several Interior Lots from $34,800
MLS #1193 Leisure Lee Lot 35 Waterfront $129,000 CONTRACT PENDING
MLS #1100 Joe's Creek Lot 13 Good Elevation $43,000 SOLD
NEW MLS #1220 Red Rock Point 15 min. N. of Marsh Harbour
42 acres, 1000' +/- feet waterfront $2,150,000

South Abaco
MLS #1008 Long Beach Lots 316 & 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

The Cays
MLS #1062 Guana Cay Interior Lot / Great Views Now $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 Now $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 CONTRACT
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 $1,995,000
MLS #1064 Guana Cay Sea Shore Villas & Harbour View Haven $3,500,000
MLS #1066 Lubber's Abaco Ocean Club 2 Interior Lots $99,000 each

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Phone 367-0080 The Abaco Club 1363 Two adjacent beach lots
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Yellowwood Hillside ocean view lot. Electricity
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Guana beachfront home 1256- 3/2 on high dune,
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Giselle Mclntosh Turtle House on Guana harbour 2/1 with
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White Sound Two adjacent beach lots with
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Junior Mernard Great Cistern Triplex 1393 Great investment in
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Casuarina Point home 1439- 2/2 home on large
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Bahama Palm Shores A large selection of interior
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Kristin Williams The Great Abaco Club 1189 Jaffa is a 3/3 home
Phone 367-0080 on a double lot positioned to capture views from
Every room.

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Royal Harbour waterfront lots Two waterfront
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Sweetings Village Residential lot in fast growing

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Regattas Penthouse unit 1334 The only 3/3
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School From Page 8
the diverse talent that is already there.
Clarinda Ramsey is a first year teacher
who began her teaching career at Cooper's
Town Primary School at the end of the last
school. She stated that her experience there
was a great start to her teaching career as
she learned a great deal and is looking for-
ward to the challenges at this new school
site. She has always had a passion for
teaching. When she entered high school,
one of her teachers encouraged her to fol-
low her dream. She is a grade two teacher
at this school.
Simone Pinder is a veteran teacher of 17
years having taught on Inagua and Abaco.
She enjoys working with the younger chil-
dren and especially enjoys teaching grade
three-a GLAT grade. Her students have

always received excellent passes in this
exam and she plans to continue this excel-
lent streak. Her passion for education has
helped her rear her own children who per-
form well in school. Ms. Pinder was rede-
ployed from J.A. Pinder Primary School
and was excited to make the change and to
face any challenges that may come along.
Elspeth Jackson enjoys teaching and was
redeployed from the high school to teach
art. She has worked in Nassau and now
Abaco and plans to teach her students to
appreciate the beauty of their surroundings
and to duplicate this beauty on paper.
Celestine Bethel is a first year teacher
having recently completed her studies at
the College of the Bahamas with a Bache-
lor's degree in Primary Education. She has
been assigned to teach grade five, which
she enjoys. Ms. Bethel stated that she was
determined to become a teacher. As she

Success Training College continues to offer college level courses on Abaco. Classes
began the end of September for returning students and the beginning of October for new
students. Their orientation was held on September 26.

grew older,
her love for
working with
children grew
and she knew
that she had
to accomplish
this goal. She
is excited to
finally be liv-
ing out her
dream and
is extremely
happy to be
on Abaco.
Dawkins is a
Dawkins is a Mrs Enid Whyte was pre.
veteran teach- College for her dedication
er of 15 years
an ba hr on Abaco. She is in the cei
and began her
career in Nas- of this program, and Ms.
career in Nas-
sau but spent the majority of her teaching
years on Abaco. She taught in Hope Town,
Guana Cay, Cherokee Sound and Central
Abaco Primary. Her posting for the past
three years was in Cherokee and she is
happy to be back in Central Abaco. Ms.

sented with a plaque from Success Training
Sto the advance of educational opportunities
nterjoined by Mrs. Sharon Rolle, coordinator
Rachel Sands of the Abaco school office.
Dawkins loves working with children. Her
main goal is to promote holistic learning,
to inspire them to develop national pride

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The time has come and the property has been
discovered for this vision to become reality. Lo-
cated on the beautiful island of Abaco some twenty
five miles south of Marsh Harbour, the 220 acres of
Schooner Bay have I 1/4 miles of oceanfront and
I 1/4 miles of harbour front... with one of the best
beaches in The Bahamas.
With a reverent respect for environment,
design and community, Bahamian developer and
community builder Orjan Lindroth and his team of
local and international architects, engineers, and
consultants have been planning the new Schooner
Bay community.
Inspired by the architectural and cultural his-
tory of The Bahamas and guided by the design phi-
losophy of New Urbanism, the team has crafted a
small harbour town that will become the model for
development in the region. Unprecedented in the
history of Bahamian development, Schooner Bay
will be the first planned and open community de-
signed to attract Bahamian families to live, work,
and play in a setting that incorporates the best of
our past with the hopes of our future.

Schooner Bay will include a state-of-the-art
primary and middle school where principles of ho-
listic life and art will integrate into the fabric of
students' education. New economic opportunities
and community development will make Schooner
Bay a hub for commerce and culture in South
Life at Schooner Bay will be centered around
the new 14-acre harbour with its mix of shops,
restaurants, offices and boutique inns. A range
of housing in types, sizes, and prices will all be
in close proximity and the village will be closed
to cars making walking the preferred means of
Recognizing the intrinsic values of biodiversity
and natural ecosystems, Schooner Bay has made
a fundamental commitment to the protection and
preservation of all natural resources. Careful build-
ing practice guided by LEED principles means that
Schooner Bay will produce most of the construc-
tion aggregate on site, recycle soil for the entire
landscape program and use the seedlings from the
preserved Broadleaf coppice to supply landscape
material for streets and homes. Sixty percent of the

220 acre property will be preserved as green space
and common area to be shared by the community
and the indigenous wildlife of South Abaco. At the
approach to Schooner Bay there is an extensive ag-
ricultural realm to provide food for the village and
a greenway of native coppice is designed through
the middle of Schooner Bay in order to create a
corridor for the resident Bahama parrots that fly
through and forage in this area.
At The Commons adjacent to Schooner Bay
Village Plaza, the Schooner Bay community is
building a regional sports complex with two sports
fields, basketball and tennis along with a library
center and community hall. The hall will serve as
a fortified hurricane shelter with its own water,
power and communications system in an emer-
gency. The fire truck will be available for area
forest protection. The hall will also be a center for
island activities such as functions, weddings and
education. The virtual library hopes to link in with
the Nassau library system allowing users to log in
making every laptop a virtual library. The Farmer's
Market provides an area for craftsmen and farmers
to hold events and sell their products. The waste

water treatment system will provide re-use water
for the common farms along with soil from the
solid waste treatment and composting system.
At completion, Schooner Bay will have 570
homes and over 50 businesses all of which will be
committed to a minimal ecological footprint. The
community is developing many alternative energy
systems including ground-source water-cooling in a
common loop for the village air conditioning. The
buildings are all required to have water collection
cisterns and must employ architectural techniques
that reduce cooling and lighting energy demand
load. The architectural team recently published an
award winning book A Living Tradition Bahami-
an Architecture, which outlines many of the design
principles to be used at Schooner Bay. The strategy
for waste management at Schooner Bay will imple-
ment an unprecedented recycling program for all
solid waste and the capturing and treatment of
waste water. All solid waste will be recycled, reused
as compost, or incinerated. This commitment to
best practices in environmental design will make
Schooner Bay an environmental model for The Ba-
hamas and the region.



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BNT calls for a total ban

on the harvesting of sea turtles

Provided by the BNT
The Bahamas National Trust urges the
government of The Bahamas to immedi-
ately implement a ban on the harvesting
of sea turtles.
As a signatory to international agree-
ments which protect wildlife, including
the Convention on Biological Diversity,
the harvesting of these endangered spe-
cies sends a confusing message to the
conservation community. Allowing the
harvesting also damages our interna-
tional image and has negatively impact-
ed our Tourism Industry. The desire to
protect sea turtles has sadly created a
dark economic incentive for fishermen
as they play on the sympathies of the
public, forcing them to pay large sums
of money to rescue captured turtles.
The sea turtles in The Bahamas are a
regional resource their extensive mi-
grations means turtles move through the

waters of many nations throughout the
Caribbean. Increasingly, Caribbean na-
tions have banned the harvest of sea tur-
tles in their waters. The Trust feels The
Bahamas should join with our neighbors
in protecting this shared resource.
The Bahamas must recognize and
honor the pledge it made by signing the
Convention on Biodiversity, which was
that we work to avoid the extinction of
any more Bahamian species. The taking
of sea turtles a globally endangered
species -violates the spirit of that pledge.
The BNT joins The Bahamas Sea Turtle
Conservation Group, The Nature Con-
servancy, The Bahamas Humane So-
ciety, Friends of the Environment and
BREEF in the call for a total ban on the
harvesting of sea turtles in The Baha-


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North Abao News

By Vernique Russell
Town Meeting Held
Minister of State in the Ministry of
Finance, the Hon. Zhivargo Laing, and
his team recently held a town meeting in
Cooper's Town at the S.C. Bootle High
School to discuss the advantages and clear
up misconceptions of The Bahamas join-
ing the Economic Partnership Agreement
(EPA). Minister Laing did an excellent job
in conveying the information to those at-
tending the meeting. Many left feeling con-
fident that when the Bahamas joins, it will
be beneficial to the people. Chief Council-
lor for North Abaco, Mr. Steve Pedican,
is pleased about the Bahamas joining this
partnership and thinks that this change will
be good for the country.
New Restaurant
Opens in Treasure Cay
Heavenly Manna will be the newest
restaurant in Treasure Cay when it opens
later this month. It will feature a variety of
cuisine from all over the world including
Chinese, Italian, Jamaican and Bahamian.
The restaurant is in the Brent Lowe Plaza
near the Treasure Cay airport and will be
open from Monday to Sunday.
Beach Party
The North Abaco Summer Festival &
Power Boat Race committee invites the
general public to join them this Discovery
Day at the Public Beach in Treasure Cay
for another exciting Beach Bash. The com-
mittee will once again host one of its excit-
ing beach parties to raise funds for next
year's summer festival. The beach party
will be held on October 13th beginning at
Noon. The committee is looking forward

to seeing you on the beach.
Fair Announcement
There will be a fair on October 13th at
the Cabana by Spanky's in Treasure Cay
beginning at 11 a.m. The public is invited
to stop by and feast on the scrumptious de-
lights that will be for sale.
School News
Coastal Clean Up
International Coastal Clean Up Day was
observed by schools in North Abaco that
participated by cleaning their local costal
areas and their surroundings. The staff
and students of the El Shaddai Christian
Academy took to the streets of Dormy
Villas where they conducted a clean up
campaign. The students of the Cooper's
Town Primary School collected many bags
of garbage from along the water front in
Cooper's Town and the students of Sherlin
Bootle High School were busy beautifying
the Public Beach above Blackwood that the
school adopted last year. Mrs. Laura Da-
vis, one of the organizers of the clean up
effort, is appealing to residents of North
Abaco to please keep their surroundings
clean. We are all responsible for the well
keeping of our area. Mrs. Davis thanks the
schools and individuals that participated in
the clean up effort.
Treasure Cay Primary Assists
Residents in Inagua
Principal Myrtis Russell of the Treasure
Cay Primary School and her staff are lend-
ing a helping hand to the residents of Ina-
gua, the island that was struck and badly
damaged by vicious Hurricane Ike. With
this in mind the school is reaching out to
help by collecting funds to send to assist

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in any way possible. The school is leading
by example and is demonstrating what it
means to be our brother's keepers.
PTA President Resigns
Mr. Clayton McIntosh of Cooper's
Town has served as PTA president at the
Sherlin Bootle High School for several
years now. He and his team have achieved
many accomplishments. But he is now re-
signing to allow another person a chance to
serve. Mr. McIntosh thanks the parents for
their support and wants them to support the
school and work with the new president.
The Principals, Teachers and Facility
Management Teams of North Abaco were
given some sound motivational tips by
Master Motivator, Mr. Spence Finlayson,
from the Phoenix Institute in Nassau. Ev-
eryone present at Treasure Cay Communi-
ty Center on August 28th enjoyed the pre-
sentation and certainly must be motivated
for the new school year.
Fun Run & Walk
El Shaddai Christian will host a Fun,
Run and Walk competition on October
18th to promote a healthy lifestyle among

persons of all ages beginning at 7 a.m. and
will be followed by a short You and Your
Health Education session. The starting
point will be at the parking lot at Golden
Harvest. Free blood pressure and glucose
testing will be offered and a breakfast will
be served. The entry fee for children under
the age of 10 is $5 and for those between
the ages of 11 and 17 it is $8. Registration
fee for adults is $15. The registration fee
includes a free T-shirt and a water bottle
container. There will be lots of prizes and
giveaways. For further information please
contact the school at 242-475-7247.
Church News
Church Opened for Prayer &
Cities of Refuge Non Denominational &
Restoration Ministries announces that its
doors are opened for prayer and counsel-
ing weekly. Midday services are held on
Tuesday and Fridays between 11 a.m. and
2 p.m. Persons can visit the church be-
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for godly counsel. Pastor Bridgette Mills
is inviting people who are burdened and
depressed to stop by and experience a fresh
touch from the Master.
Prayer Breakfast
Realizing that without God nothing is
possible, the staff of S.C. Bootle High
School started the school year once again
by invocating the presence and guidance
of God at that institution. It was back-to-
school time again and the faculty began
with a prayer breakfast held on August
26th. Prayers were offered for students
and staff by various ministers from North
Abaco. Afterwards everyone enjoyed a
reception that served scrumptious chicken
Outreach Service Held
The monthly outreach service that unites
the churches in Treasure Cay was held on
September 6th at the United Baptist Church.
The well attended service was an outpour-
ing of the power of God and intimate wor-
ship experience for the worshippers. The

outreach service is a monthly worship ex-
perience that was formed to reach the lost
souls of the community. The next service
was held on October 4th at the Don Corbett
Basketball Court.
Men's Conference
End Time Harvest and its affiliate
churches celebrated their 10th Annual
Men's Conference at the church in Crown
Haven under the leadership of Senior Pas-
tor Bishop Tyrone Mills. Speakers for this
year's conference included ministers from
local and national churches. The highlight
activity for the conference was a gospel
concert featuring the Singing Prophet,
Bishop Lawrence Rolle, of Nassau. The
conference began on September 22nd and
climaxed on September 28th.
Full Gospel Celebrates
Its Silver Jubilee
Senior Pastor Stafford Symonette and
the members of the Full Gospel Assembly
of God Church in Treasure Cay cordially
invite the public to join them for their 25th
Church anniversary events that will be on-
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exciting events. On October 25 the com-
mittee will host a Gala Banquet in the Spin-
naker Restaurant. The committee members
are selling tickets for the event. Dedicated
and long serving members will be honored.
That Sunday a special church service will
climax the month of celebrations. For fur-
ther information, persons can contact the
church office at 365-8097.
Ms. Rochelle Gibson and Mr. Remano
Bain exchanged vows and committed their
selves to being lifetime partners at St.
Mark's Baptist Church in Crossing Rock
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The AA (Alcoholics Anomyous)
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The AlAnon group of Marsh Harbour
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The AA group in Hope Town meets
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More School News

North From Page 15
and to have a sense of belonging. This year
her main focus is to teach the children how
to become good stewards of the environ-
Students were
welcomed back
On September 12 St. Francis de Sales
School held an opening mass to welcome
the students back to school and to encourage
them to give of their very best this school
year. The focus of the service was on St.
Paul who encouraged hundreds of persons
to change their lives and to serve God. He
was chosen as someone for the students to
emulate. Principal Kumar and Counselor
Johnson gave the students the some serious
advice for this new school year.
* Decide to do their very best at all times.
* Remember the school motto and honor
* Avoid getting into trouble with class or
* Take part in the exciting school activities
and competitions.
* Avoid negative peer pressure.
On September 16 and 17 parents and
their children gathered at St. Francis de
Sales Church to discuss ways for them to
motivate and support their children this
school year. Teachers told parents about
requirements for the school year, difficul-
ties and challenges they noticed the stu-
dents presently have, and the importance
of students following the school rules. The
teachers assured the students and parents
that deviant behavior or non-compliance
would not be tolerated. Parents were given
the opportunity to ask questions and address


the concerns they may have. The evening
was very interactive which gave teachers
and parents an opportunity to meet and to
discuss pertinent issues at the beginning of
the school year.
Parent Night was held
By Samantha V. Evans
Every year Central Abaco Primary
School holds Back-to-School Night at which
time parents get to meet the teacher of their
children. On September 22 the school ad-
ministrators provided parents with an op-
portunity to do just that. However, before
they met with the teachers, Principal Eunice
Mills and Senior Master Leroy Thompson
spoke to the parents about issues of con-
cern. Even though this was not a Parent
Teacher Association meeting, the principal
told the parents that students are expected
to abide by the school rules including the
uniform rule, which some students have
been breaking. She gave them several al-
ternatives to utilize until physical education
uniforms arrive. She told them that regular
uniform must include a crest, which can be
purchased from the school. Since it is still
very hot, she told them that the school has
exempted ties until the weather changes.
Additionally, parents were reminded that
the school day begins at 8:45 a.m. and not
9 a.m. or 9:30 a.m. Ms. Mills encouraged
parents to comply with this rule.
Mr. Thompson told the parents to check
with the office before they enter the school
premises. He explained that the school has
the responsibility to ensure the safety of
students and teachers so they are asked to
not visit classroom unannounced or dur-
ing instruction time. Parents were asked
to dress appropriately when they visit


the school grounds so that they will not
be a distraction to teachers and students.
Thompson assured parents that all of these
requests are to comply with creating an
environment that is conducive to s tudent
learning. At the end of this brief session,
parents were introduced to the teaching
staff and directed to the classrooms of their
Success Training College
Held Orientation
By Samantha V. Evans
After months of promoting the programs
offered by the extended learning program
of Success Training College, Mrs. Sha-
ron Rolle, coordinator of this program,
and Ms. Rachel Sands from her office on
Abaco held an orientation meeting with
new, returning and prospective students on
September 26 at Central Abaco Primary
School. More than 40 adults were in at-
tendance with more than half them ready
to begin the fall semester as new students
and the remaining students about to begin
their second year.
Mrs. Rolle who told the adult students
that they have made a big decision to pursue
a degree and that Success Training College,
through this extended learning program, is
the best college to help make this happen.
She assured them that Success Training
College has an excellent track record of
producing lawyers, bankers, business peo-
ple and engineers all across The Bahamas.
She stated that the first year on Abaco had
been very successful. Numerous persons
expressed interest in the Computer Infor-
mation Systems program, the Accounts
program, and the Early Childhood Educa-

tion program. Since all of the students take
the same basic courses for the first year, all
programs would be entertained at this time.
Ms. Rolle explained that at the beginning
of their second year, if they do not have a
local quota for all three programs, they can
either change their major or travel to Nas-
sau to complete the remaining months of
study. However, the school will continue
to promote all three programs with hopes
that all of them will be offered. The second
Business Administration program has a full
contingent of students and both groups will
complete their studies on the island.
Ms. Rolle told the students that knowl-
edge expands their knowledge base and
vision as well as strengthens their mind.
Classes will be on Saturdays from 12 noon
to 6 p.m. at Abaco Central High School
unless otherwise changed by the coordina-
tors or instructors. The coordinators are
Mrs. Enid Whyte and Ms. Barbara Wil-
liams, who work extremely hard to ensure
the success of this program.
At the end of the meeting, students reg-
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learned when their classes will begin.
Classes for the returning students began on
September 27 and classes for the new stu-
dents began on October 4th. Students who
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Abaco Primary School
By Samantha V. Evans
Every year the Ministry of Education
makes repairs to the public schools to
make them as inviting as possible for the
students. This school year attempts were
made to do the same thing but as usually
the budget dictated what could be done.
In an interview with Mr. Colon Curry,
who was in charge of the repairs for gov-
ernment schools, he outlined the work
that was done at Central Abaco Primary
School. This included painting the exterior
of the building, purchasing and installing
window cranks for all classroom windows,
installing lighting around the school build-
ing, fixing the water problem to ensure that
all bathrooms are working and replacing
door knobs and other fixtures. Mr. Curry
explained that even though the teachers
would have liked the classrooms to be
painted, this is something that is done ev-
ery two years and not every year, so he en-
couraged them to keep the classroom walls
and baseboards as clean as possible.
Additionally, the school custodians can
play a very important role in keeping the
school classrooms and environment in bet-
ter condition by wiping the walls and base-
boards to remove scuff marks, removing
spider webs, removing dirt from window
panes and sills, cleaning the counters and
cabinets and using clean water to mop each
classroom. It is his hope that the school
building and classrooms will be kept in bet-
ter condition so that the same repairs will
not have to be made every school year.
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The following college entrance exams
are available for Abaco students during
this academic year. Please note that all
exams will take place at Forest Heights
SAT I (Reasoning Test)
The SAT I (Reasoning Test) is designed
to evaluate a student's mathematical and
verbal skills. It consists mostly of multi-
ple-choice questions. The questions in the
math sections cover arithmetic, algebra,
and geometry, as well as logical reasoning,
probability and counting. The questions in
the verbal sections fall into the following
Analogies These questions test a stu-
dent's knowledge of the meanings of words
and ability to see relationships in pairs of
Sentence completions These questions
test a student's knowledge of the meanings
of words and the student's ability to under-
stand how different elements in a sentence
fit together logically.
Critical reading These questions mea-
sure a student's ability to read a passage
and think about it.
For more information on the SAT tests,
including registration and preparation in-
formation, visit www.collegeboard.com.
The cost is $71(standby students please
add $38). The Forest Heights Academy
center code is 89104. The SAT is offered
on December 6, 2008 (deadline November
5) and May 2, 2009 (deadline March 31).
ACT Examination
The ACT differs from the SAT I in

that it is a subject-based test, rather than
an ability, or aptitude, test. It consists of
multiple-choice questions covering four ar-
eas: (1) English; (2) mathematics; (3) read-
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SAT I is more popular, some students pre-
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Police Crime Report

Stealing A boat trailer was stolen from
the Ambassador Inn sometime between
July 24 and 27.
House breaking and stealing An apart-
ment in Murphy Town was broken into
during the day of July 31. A satellite re-
ceiver and laptop computer were stolen.
Drug possession A Dundas Town man
was arrested after midnight on August
when found near the Surf Side Bar with
11 packages believed to hold cocaine and
$1344 in cash.
House breaking A resident of Central
Pines awoke during the night of July 31 to
discover a tall dark man searching her bed-
room. He fled when she screamed.
Shop breaking and stealing Mangoes
Restaurant was broken into during the
night of July 31. Eleven bottles of liquor
were stolen.
Shop breaking and stealing The Fish-
eries office in Cooper's Town was broken
into and ramshacked sometime between
July 17 and August 4. Two air compres-
sors seized by Fisheries Officers were sto-
len. Documents were destroyed by bleach
being thrown about the office.
Threats of death A customer of the
Fourth Quarter Sporting Bar was threat-
ened with death about midnight on August
3 causing him to fear for his life.
Threats of death About sundown on Au-
gust 4 a young lady of Marsh Harbour was
threatened with death by her ex-boyfriend
who wanted to continue a relationship.
Stolen vessel A 32-foot Regulator
boat with twin 250 HP Yahama engines
was stolen from Sea Spray Marina on El-
bow Cay during the night of August 4. A
tracking device alerted the owner's family
in the United States as to the boat's loca-

tion and the U.S. Coast Guard was noti-
fied. The boat was subsequently found
near McLean's Town on Grand Bahama
by Freeport Harbour Patrol. The boat was
beached and a suspect fled into the woods.
House breaking A Sandy Point house
was broken into during the night of August
4. Over 500 pounds of lobsters were sto-
len. Subsequently, three men were arrested
near the Winding Bay resort when found
by police discarding bags of lobsters in the
bushes. Two were from Dundas Town and
the third was from Sandy Point.
Attempted stealing A Marsh Harbour
man was found in a docked rental boat at
Rich's Rental in Marsh Harbour at 1 a.m.
on August 6 and appeared to be trying to
steal it. Two men fled the scene but were
followed, allowing the police to arrest a
Marsh Harbour resident. A second Marsh
Harbour man was later arrested .
Burglary A Spring City woman awoke
about 2 a.m. on August 7 when an intruder
attempted to raise her night dress. He fled
when she shouted.
Shop Breaking During the night of
August 7 a burglar broke into a grocery
store on Elbow Cay and stole a small sum
of money.
Shop Breaking The Abaco Inn on El-
bow Cay was broken into during the night
of August 7 although nothing appeared to
have been taken.
Shop breaking Vernon's Store in Hope
Town was broken into during the night of
August 7 and the cash register was stolen.
Unlawful Sex A Moore's Island moth-
er reported that her teen age daughter dis-
appeared during the night of August 4 for
several hours. The girl denied having sex
but a subsequent medical exam confirmed

the possibility.
Stealing from a vessel While at the
Conch Inn Marina on August 8, the yacht
Magnolia was boarded sometime after
midnight and the owner's wallet was stolen
along with a cell phone.
Stealing from a vehicle Four rims and
tires were stolen during the night of August
8 from a car parked at an apartment build-
ing in Murphy Town.
Causing harm A little after midnight on
August 11 a man entered the Marsh Har-
bour Government Clinic with an apparent
stab wound to his face. It was subsequently
determined that his girlfriend in the Mud
had chapped him on his face during an ar-
Unlawful Sex The police were called
to investigate a 15-year-old girl who ap-
peared to be having a miscarriage at 3 a.m.
on the morning of August 11. She admitted
to having sex with a man of the Mud after
running away from her stepfather's home.
House breaking On returning home Au-
gust 11 after a 30-minute errand, a Marsh
Harbour woman found two people who she
identified leaving her house who then fled
on being seen. A check inside found items
missing. Two young men from Dundas
Town were subsequently arrested.
Vehicle fire At 1:30 a.m. on August
12 a car was found on fire in front of the
owner's residence in Dundas Town. The
fire was extinguished, but the vehicle suf-
fered major damage.
Arrests for shop breaking On August 13
three men were arrested for previous bur-
glaries in Hope Town to Vernon's Store,
Abaco Inn and Sweeting's Grocery. Those
arrested were residents of Hope Town.
Stealing from a Vessel At sundown

while docked at the Jib Room Marina on
August 12, a yacht owner visiting others
noticed two persons leaving his nearby
yacht with items in hand. He subsequently
found two expensive fishing rods missing.
Building fire A building on the S.C.
Bootle Highway was found to be on fire
about midnight on August 13. Firemen ex-
tinguished the flames and the police do not
suspect arson.
Shop breaking Lowe's warehouse on
Crockett Drive was broken into during the
night of August 14 although nothing ap-
peared to have been taken.
House breaking A Dundas Town resi-
dence was broken into during the day or
night of August 13. Burglars stole cameras
and a cell phone.
Threats of death A taxi driver received
death threats while at the Crossing Beach
ferry dock before noon on August 16. An
employee of Albury's Ferry was later ar-
rested for making the threats.
Attempted suicide In mid-afternoon on
August 16, a woman under stress in the
Mud apparently attempted suicide by tak-
ing an overdose of pills. She was treated at
the Government Clinic, then taken to Nas-
sau for observation.
Stealing from a vehicle At 4 a.m. on
August 17, a patron of Tardie's nightclub
on the S.C. Bootle Highway had her car
broken into and her purse was stolen.
Burglary A house in the farm allot-
ments on the S.C. Bootle Highway near
the BEC power plant was broken into dur-
ing the evening of August 16. Stolen were
satellite electronics, a TV set and lawn-

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October 15, 2008

Police Crime Report, con't

Crime From Page 18
Unlawful Sex A Dundas Town woman
returned home in the afternoon of August
18 and found her 14-year-old daughter
missing. However, on returning home the
daughter had a lot of hickies on her neck
suggesting that she had sex. She admit-
ted to leaving with a young man who took
her to the Crossing where he attempted to
have sex which she resisted stating that her
younger sister witnessed this. It was during
this time that she received the hickies.
House breaking During the night of
August 18, a house in Central Pines Estates
was broken into and jewelry was taken.
Stabbing A BEC employee from Dun-
das Town was treated at the Government
Clinic mid-morning on August 19 for stab
wounds. He was flown to Nassau for fur-
ther treatment and later was reported to
be in stable condition. Apparently he was
walking down the stairs of his apartment
when an assailant, hiding under the stairs,
attacked him with 12-inch knife. He was
stabbed several times before the assailant
escaped. He got into his truck but soon re-
alized that his injuries were more serious
than first thought and he sought help to get
medical attention. On realizing the extent
of the man's injuries, the person sped up
to get to the clinic faster but overturned the
car. The victim was taken to the clinic by

another bystander.
Stolen vessel During the weekend
from August 15 to 19, a 24-foot Formula
boat was stolen from a residential dock in
Marsh Harbour.
Shop breaking During the night of Au-
gust 18 a resident of Blackwood had his
storage shed broken into and 350 pounds
of crawfish were stolen.
Shop breaking A door was smashed
on Fashion Center in Dove Plaza, Marsh
Harbour, during the night of August 20.
Assorted clothing was stolen.
Stealing A Spring City woman left
hr car with her Murphy Town mechanic
in May for repairs. She has recently dis-
covered that the car has been stripped of
Threats of harm About 9 p.m. on
August 21 a patron of the Fourth Quar-
ter Sports Bar in Marsh Harbour was
approached by three men who he knew
vaguely. They threatened him with bottles,
a knife and a bat leaving him in fear for
his life.
Assault On refusing to talk to a young
man, a 14-year-old girl in Murphy Town
was slapped on her face about midnight on
August 21.
Stealing from a dwelling A town house
on Marsh Harbour's Eastern Shore was
burglarized during the day or evening of
August 18. Cash and an I-pod were stolen.

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House breaking On returning from
vacation on August 22, a Cooper's Town
resident found that his house had been bur-
glarized. Missing were two television sets,
a DVD player and an air conditioner.
Assault with a deadly weapon A resi-
dent of the Sand Banks community was
shot at when he was near the Treasure Cay
cemetery. He knew the assailant who put
him in fear of his life. This happened about
6:30 p.m. on August 16. The assailant was
subsequently arrested.
Stealing from a vessel A catamaran
boat docked at Harbour View Marina in
Marsh Harbour was entered about 4:45
a.m. by someone who stole a crew mem-

ber's handbag containing cash and docu-
ments. A police report was filed at 4:50
a.m. The bag and documents were later
found behind a light pole but the cash was
Stealing A clerk in the Island Grocery
store in Dundas Town reported that her
cell phone was taken about 6 p.m. on Au-
gust 22.
Causing harm A Marsh Harbour wom-
an was stopped mid-afternoon on August
23 in Murphy town by her ex-boyfriend
who asked for and was given a ride. An
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The Abaconian Section B Page 19



Page 20 Section B The Abaconian


. Sustainable development and Abaco

By J.F. Hedden
The last few weeks on Abaco have been
very fast moving, motivating and varied.
The Abaco Business Outlook Confer-
ence highlighted Abaco's growth and di-
rection with relevant presentations by the
Minister for the Environment, the Hon.
Dr. Earl Deveaux; hotelier Frank Comito;
and local publisher Dave Ralph. All three
approached the subject of sustainable de-
velopment from very different and relevant
Days later the population was regaled
with public discussions on the mechanics
of physical planning and development with
special attention to conserving space and
energy through building design and town
planning. Presentations were made in San-
dy Point and Marsh Harbour by a group
of architectural students from Andrew's
University, Michigan. This group is work-
ing with the developers of the Schooner
Bay project designed to present a complete
town with business space through environ-
mentally conscious living accommodations,
educational, agricultural, infrastructural
and leisure systems all in one place.
The crescendo came with the collapse of
the U.S. banking system, closely followed
by the rest of the developed and industri-
alised world, and, of course, the impact on
the Bahamian economy. It has not stopped
yet. This is serious stuff, and the implica-
tions are huge, especially for us.
The U.S. economy in its present form
is finished. No more an alchemy of wealth
and capital creation through speculation,
debt trading, paper transactions and con-
tinuous refinancing. Next time round the
U.S. economy will have to restart with
solid investment, genuine rock solid pro-
ductivity and obviously slower growth.

This means more regulation and controls
by governments and independent watch
dogs. It also means less available high fly-
ing capital for investments in the mega re-
sort developments that have been resurgent
in The Bahamas over the last few years.
It is interesting to note that the Baha-
mian islands are littered with the failed
foreign investment projects of the last 60
years, including Andros, Eleuthera, Grand
Bahama, Mayaguana, and, of course, New
Providence. Today's ongoing projects
throughout the islands are threatened by
the recent failures of their financial back-
ers. The only thing sustainable about this
seems to be their eventual collapse. And I
thought only us Bahamians were too "big
Of course, all this means that we have
to change our approach to economic devel-
opment throughout the islands. We must
also realise that as the unrecoverable debt
eventually overtakes the financial wizardry
of the last 30 years, the value of the dollar
will sink lower and lower along with our
lifestyles. We, therefore, have to do some-
thing different and create a more appealing
The Bahamas has to rethink and refloat
its economy, its job market and its produc-
tivity. We have to develop alternative sec-
tors of the economy; we have to rethink the
environment; we have to rethink our use of
infrastructure, services, space and energy.
We have to rethink education, culture
and our unique qualities. In other words,
we have to become more attractive and
hence more marketable. We as Bahami-
ans understand our own qualities, so we
need to develop them ourselves. To date
we have allowed and encouraged foreign
investment to dictate our economic model

along their needs and conditions, not ours.
This has to change if we are to realise long
term sustainable growth. Every developed
country worldwide dictated its own growth
strategy without foreign control. The sad
thought is that to date we have not valued
our own resources. Our history, thrown
away. Our culture, discarded. Our archi-
tecture, allowed to rot and decompose.
Our intellect, on a flight to Miami. Our
resourcefulness, scheming to get it in cost
free from Miami.
The hospitality industry will have to
change course and move away from the
cheap day-tripper product offered to the
cruise ship passenger. The industry will
have to concentrate less resources on the
huge million dollar a job resort develop-
ments which do not pump real long term
value into the local economy. Bahamians
will have to move away from being em-
ployed to being the employer, the entrepre-
neur, the developer, the investor.
Golf courses and opulence and luxuri-
ance do not make money for The Baha-
mas, but they do consume huge amounts
of resources and infrastructural inputs that
could be better used elsewhere in local sec-
tors. The creation of lots of low value jobs
does nothing for the growth of The Baha-
mas, in fact, it hinders it. What we need
now is good, well planned local investment
along smaller scale projects that intimate-
ly involve our own communities with the
product offered to our visitors. It's called
"value for money."
We need better services and trades de-
velopment, a higher quality educational
base, a more valuable productivity mental-
ity, a more ethical approach to our prod-
uct, more involvement and motivation,
more honesty and dignity within ourselves

and more respect for our surroundings and
environment. Look at how we live. We
are nasty, dirty and lazy; just look at our
yards, our forests and wilderness areas,
our sea floor and our beaches. We have
become fat and complacent.
Maybe Abaco has already started this
trend with its approach to growth and sus-
tainability, especially in the cays. Abaco
has very few actual hotel rooms for visi-
tors and guests, but it does have volumes
and volumes of accommodations in cottag-
es, settlements, rental second home, boat
charters and the like. Not only that, people
stay a lot longer and they participate in
and interact with the community. Want to
know why? They are our guests! We try to
make them feel at home. And guess what?
They want to come back again, and again,
and again!
When I was a little kid in Nassau, people
were always talking about Hope Town. It
was only after I moved to Abaco that I un-
derstood why. We don't have tourists here;
we have guests and visitors from away.
Nationwide we need to encourage in-
ternal investment, change from debt and
finance to production base, develop trades
and services, improve educational oppor-
Tourism must move into a different are-
na, away from the impersonal mega resorts
and into the local cottage residential-style
accommodations which are smaller, op-
erator managed, culturally integrated and
intimately involve the local communities.
This will lead to greater visitor and guest
satisfaction and inject real value back into
the settlements through participation, com-
munication, interaction and involvement.
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Viewpoint From Page 20

We need a smaller model which takes into
account our own surroundings, economy,
culture, history, personality and charac-
ter. The small ecotourism units exploiting
their immediate environment are a good
We also need to develop the support
industries such as small scale farms and
market gardens, landscaping ventures and
nurseries using local product, local handi-
crafts and souvenirs, local repair and trade
shops, cabinet and furniture manufactur-
ing, all of which produce a competitive
and high value product. We must be able
to provide seasonal fruit and vegetables for
the visitors' table along with native meats,
fish and desserts. This way we circulate
the money in our own economy rather than
exporting the 85 percent that we presently
do. As a spin off, we will achieve much
greater satisfaction for our guests, our op-
erators, our producers, our technicians and
our workers.
Only then will we be able to provide a
truly sustainable product.

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Crime From Page 19

argument ensued and the man threw a dish
of hot grits on her thigh causing pain. The
man was later arrested, charged with caus-
ing harm and subsequently given bail of
Unlawfully Carrying Arms A Cen-
tral Pines Estates man was arrested in the
Marsh Harbour port during the morning of
August 22 for carrying a 7-inch knife.
Causing boat damage During the night of
August 23, a 42-foot boat docked at the Marsh
Harbour Marina was entered and someone
attempted unsuccessfully to pry open a closet
door leaving the area damaged.
Stealing from a vessel During the
night of August 21, someone entered a
boat docked at Boat Harbour Marina while
guests and staff were asleep. Stolen were a
camera, a watch, a laptop computer, cash
and a cell phone.
Burglary An apartment at Regattas in
Marsh Harbour was broken into during the
early morning hours of August 25. Stolen
were a laptop computer and an Apple I-Pod.
Stealing A walk-in freezer in Wood
Cay was broken into during the day or
night of August 24 and 83 pounds of craw-
fish were stolen.
Stealing Sometime prior to August 20,
a fence was cut at the Abaco Club on Wind-

ing Bay and copper wires were stolen.
Stealing BEC had three tires stolen
sometime during the morning of August 22.
Credit by fraud Armed with a search
warrant, a house on Crockett Drive in
Marsh Harbour was searched on August
27. A laptop computer, cell phone and I-
pod were found which were alleged to have
been purchased fraudulently on credit. In-
vestigations are underway by the Commer-
cial Crime Section in Nassau.
Causing Harm A resident of the Mud
was attacked by three men in the evening
of August 27. He received lacerations to
his face when chopped with a cutlas, and
he lost three teeth when punched in the
mouth. He was treated at the Government
Clinic and advised to see an oral surgeon
for dental work.
Damages After dropping his ex-girl-
friend off in Spring City, a Cooper's
Town man found that she had slashed his
four tires and cracked his windshield by
throwing a stapler at it. This event took
place about 10 p.m. on August 23.
Attempted burglary A Murphy Town
man awoke about 2 a.m. on August 29
when he heard someone trying to break
in through a bathroom window. He threw
items at the arm protruding through the
window which caused the intruder to flee.



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October 15, 2008

Island Angels help save Beanie

Sometimes things go wrong even in
"paradise," and you are forced to call in
"the angels" for a rescue. This is what
happened in August when we were staying
on Elbow Cay with our little dog, Beanie,
who injured his back and had to be flown
to the US for major medical care. Thanks
to my "team" of angels, all the pieces to
this difficult puzzle fell into place and
Beanie is now healing comfortably at home
in Florida.
By mid-afternoon on a Friday Beanie
was showing serious signs of pain, shaking
and not wanting to move. My first stop was
Parrot Cay where friends made VHF radio
and telephone calls on Beanie's behalf. Af-
ter numerous frantic calls I contacted Baer
Air in Merritt Island, Florida. Carla Baer
organized a charter and we had to rush to
be headed back to the US before dusk. A
fast boat made the trip to Marsh Harbour
and my husband and I were off.
As the sun turned orange and began to
drop, we saw the plane taxi to the empty
airport. Mr. James Davis's crew cleared
the plane and we were off to the States.
The plane went directly into Melbourne
which was less than 10 minutes from the
Animal Critical Care Unit. At about 10
p.m. Dr. Beale had Beanie on the table and
determined that Beanie had a ruptured disk
in his back. Dr. Beale gave him a big shot,

sent me home with pills.
Beanie is now slowly improving. He
will hopefully get well and be back playing
on Parrot Cay next summer. God bless my

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Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worhin 6:00 p.m.
Jesus j Saves

We exist to:
Reach, Develop, I ll
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

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
S 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 directory

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

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

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


C lafrine ObIurn rs
Marine Surveying & Consulting
CaptainCyril Roke 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

Sick Copier?
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

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

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

YourAd Could
Be Here
Call 367-3202

l baco Print Shop
Abaco Shopping Center p ,inxess
Progr8 Tel: 367-3202 Fax: 367-3201 Leetteads



October 15, 2008 The Abaconian

Section B Page 23

Three fiberglass hulls Sea n' Sport Boats

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

Call Jimmy at 367-4249 for more info


ItAms for Sale_ Cnmmereial Service Cars & Rnats

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

Graphic Artist wanted. Knowledge of Photo-
shop and InDesign preferable Phone 367-2677

For all your vertical and mini-blind needs con-
tact Sidney Albury at 367-2091 or 367-2031
Can't find blinds to fit your regular and odd
sized windows? Call 367-0546. We sell and
install 2" custom blinds. Ask for Ronnie
Bookkeeeping services through financial
statements, filing system, record keeping. 30
yrs. experience. Tel 367-3166 Ask for Mary
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
Bookkeeping and acounting up to and includ-
ing Financial Statements available. Hourly
fees. Contact Ruth at 475-8700

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.
Electric Range Asking $750. Call 456-9988
or 367-4049

89 Suzuki Sidekick 45,000 miles, great on
gas. $1000 OBO Call 616-296-0165
90 Cadillac Deville. Asking $2500 Call for
info 475-1929
93 Lincoln Continental. Asking $2000. Call
for info 475-1929
97 Buick LeSabre. Asking $4000 OBO 367-
2107 or r2 A46;_nQO71

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

1998 Honda Accord EX 4 door, in good
condition, automatic, clean interior, AC, CD
player. With or without chrome rims. Contact
365-8867 after 6 p.m. evenings or 375-8840

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

13' Boston Whaler w/ 30 HP Yamaha, 2005,
nood enndition $4500 ORD 477-5991

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

22' CDM boat hull w/ 70 gal gas tank, fresh
water tank, dive board, Bimini top, VHF radio.
Asking $8000 Call 365-6143, 357-6540

I M M 91. I

L.3 IviaKO, 13U -H1 Mercury uptimax, only Zu
hrs. Stall has factory warranty for 30 months,
wash down pump, VHF, radio, fish finder,
duel gas tanks and trailer. Call 475-1672 or


za' Fibergiass null w/ mnoara rora alesel.
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,
view at lot behind Bahamas Realty, registered
in Abaco, DUTY PAID $12,000 OBO Josh or

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

26' Pursuit w/ Twin 200 HP Yamahas. w/
aluminum trailer. Asking $16,500. Call 367-
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
-- --- 7

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
1_--, .p .

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

Buying? Selling?

Need Qualified Help?

Want More Business

A low cost ad like this

can bring fast results

Call 367-3202 Fax 367-3201

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

Civic Organizations
Pilot Club ofAbaco
Third Tuesday, 7 p.m., Central Abaco
Primary, Dundas Town, 367-3457
Pilot Club of South Abaco
Last Thursday, monthy, J.A. Pinder
School, Sandy Point, 366-4001
Rotary Club of Abaco
Tuesdays, 6 p.m., weekly at
Mangoes Restaurant

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The Abaconian October 15, 2008

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Private estate perfect for entertain-
ing. Highlighted by a fully furnished
5 bedroom residence, free-form
pool, and 10 ft. ceilings. Ideal re-
tirement home or vacation villa.
$1,250,000. 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 fora 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 Last chance to obtain a homesite in
quiet Abaco Ocean Club. Just steps the prestigious and gated Great
to the Western shoreline and a short Abaco Club. This 7,630 sq. ft. canal
walk or golf cart ride to the commu- lot has easy access to pool, tennis
nity dock. courts, and beach.
$84,500. Ref. AS10969 $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


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