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Title: Abaconian
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: David & Kathleen Ralph
Place of Publication: Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas
Publication Date: October 1, 2008
Copyright Date: 2008
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VOLUME 16 NUMBER 19 CTOBERst, 2008

VOLUME 16 NUMBER 19 0 CTOBER 1st, 2008


Deveaux viewed three development sites


Environmental Minister checked on landfill


The Hon. Dr. Earl Deveaux, Minister of the Environment, third from the left, toured Abaco for two days and held a meeting on
Elbow Cay to hear the concerns of the residents there about a proposed development on Joe's Cay. Here he is speaking to a group
at Schooner Bay, a development now underway between Bahama Palm Shores and Crossing Rocks. Those immediately around the
table are Mr. Ed. Newell of Abaco Estates Services, Dr. Deveaux, Mr. Orjan Lindroth of the Lindroth Development Company, Mr.
Preston Roberts, Chief Councillor for South Abaco, and Mr. Reginald Albury, Chairman of the Cherokee/ Bahama Palm Town Com-
mittee. Schooner Bay is being developed by the Lindroth Develoment Company.


By Jennifer Hudson
The new 6,100-foot runway at the Marsh
Harbour International Airport is now very
close to completion. On September 6 Baha-
mas Hot Mix completed the striping of the
runway which is the final stage for which
they will be responsible until they begin
work on the taxi way. The markings on the
runway have now been completed and the


next and final stage will be the installation
of the lights but that will not be the respon-
sibility of Bahamas Hot Mix.
Bahamas Hot Mix brought Mr. Gary Ol-
iver to Abaco to complete all of the runway
markings. He was previously responsible
for painting the lines on the refurbished
Please see Runway Page 10


progress
Arriving in Sandy Point mid-morning on
September 10, the Minister of the Environ-
ment, the Hon. Dr. Earl Deveaux, spent
two days with his support team reviewing
various Abaco areas, predominately those
under development. He was met at the
airstrip by Senior Administrator Cephas
Cooper and a team of Local Government
members.
Sandy Point will get
relief from beach erosion
The team's first stop was to view Sandy
Point's severe beach erosion which began
seven years ago with the installation of the
Bahamas Fast Ferry ramp. The beach on
the south of the ramp is growing while
the sand on the north side is diminishing
with high tide lapping under the porch of
Nancy's Restaurant not far from the ramp.
Dr. Deveaux stated that the ferry compa-
ny is aware of the problem and wants to
take corrective action. Mr. Preston Rob-
erts, Chief Councillor for South Abaco,
announced that a public meeting has been
scheduled for September 30 by Bahamas
Fast Ferries to bring its planned remedial
measures to the residents' attention.
Please see Deveaux Page 2


Bahamahost graduates

display certificates


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Twenty-five persons graduated on September 14 from the 29th session of the Baha-
mahost course offered on Abaco. The Hon. Vincent Vanderpool-Wallace, Minister of
Tourism and Aviation, gave the keynote address. The graduates are pictured here with
Mr. Don Cornish, Abaco's Director of Tourism, on the left and Mr. Edison Key, MP
for South Abaco, on the right.
By Jennifer Hudson graduates received their certificates dur-
Twenty-five Bahamahost graduates ing a graduation ceremony at the Angli-
from Abaco have now joined the grow- can Parish Hall on September 14.
ing number of graduates from through- Keynote speaker for the event was
out The Bahamas which now number Senator the Hon. Vincent Vanderpool-
almost 30,000 nearly one tenth of the
country's population. These twenty-five Please see Bahamahost Page 20

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Airport runway is very

near completion


Contract for paving

Front Street is signed
Marsh Har-
bour resi-
dents are
pleased
that finally
Front Street
is going to
be paved.
The origi-
nal road has
been torn
S-up and re
placed with
loose quarry
At for more
than a year
.; .. and a half,
,_ .... at times not
passable by
some vehicles. Minister of Works, the Hon. Neko Grant, signed the contract with Mr.
Larry Williams of Dundas Town on September 12 to repave the road with concrete
from Arawak Agency to the freight dock. Mr. Williams expects to begin work shortly.
i5, ,,i ,m here are Mr. Williams and Mr. Grant. See story on page 9






Page 2 Section A The Abaconian


October 1, 2008


Developers showed Min. Deveaux their projects


Deveaux From Page 1

Schooner Bay devel-
opment is explained
A much longer stop was made at the
Schooner Bay development several miles
north of Crossing Rocks. This 220-acre
development will have a 14-acre marina
and 570 house lots in a fully contained
Bahamian village setting. Host and devel-
oper Mr. Orjan Lindroth of Lyford Cay,
Nassau, led a tour of the marina which is
being excavated and the roadways under
construction.
An hour-long presentation was made in
a delightful native-style gazebo by develop-
er Mr. Lindroth. Additional insights were
given by Mr. Keith Bishop of Islands by
Design and its architect and primary land
planner, Andre. Questions were answered
and hunger pains were absolved with box
lunches prepared by Goodfellow Farms of
Nassau.
Minister views
Joe's Cay area
After minimal time for the Minister and
his group to check into the Abaco Beach
Resort in Marsh Harbour, they went in
mid-afternoon to Hope Town for a tour of
the Joe's Cay area, site of a proposed de-
velopment.
The group was taken to Mr. Bill Full-
er's waterfront property where they could
see Joe's Cay, approximately 100 feet to
the west. A narrow dock wound carefully
through mature mangroves stopping at the
edge of the open but shallow water with
Joe's Cay a stone's throw ahead.
A second stop was more spectacular.


Continuing south, the group was led to a
vacant second homeowner's house with
a widow's walk high on the roof. The
360-degree view allowed them to see all
of White Sound and approximately eight
acres of mangroves on the southern side
of Joe's Cay.
The Elbow Cay visit concluded with
a public meeting held at the Hope Town
Harbour Lodge at 6:30 p.m. with approxi-
mately 100 persons attending. The audience
was mostly Elbow Cay residents, both na-
tive and second homeowners. A dozen or
so concerned persons from Marsh Harbour
were in the audience. Sittng at the hear
table were two principals from Cavalier
Construction Company to answer relevant
questions.
Dr. Deveaux moderated the meeting.
He and and his team were discrete in not
expressing any opinions and were willing
to wait for various documents and stud-


ies to be submitted for review by relevant
agencies, both governmental and non-gov-
ernmental. The residents present seemed
pleased that their concerns were heard and
will be considered. For more details about
the meeting, see story on page 6.
Boat tour shows the
Snake Cay wetlands
The next day, September 12, the Min-
ister was taken on a two-hour boat tour
of the wetlands south of Snake Cay. Mrs.
Kristen Williams and Mrs. Cha Boyce of
Friends of the Environment arranged for
cave diver Brian Kakuk to meet the group
at the Snake Cay small boat landing on the
cay's southwest corner. Fourteen people
got aboard the flat bottom dive boat for
a two-mile southerly excursion through a
myriad of shallow channels and tidal cuts
between rocks, cays and islands. It was
noted that the Ministry of Tourism's slo-


gan boasting of 700 Islands could apply to
this area alone.
Every few minutes a cry of "turtle"
was heard. Many species of fish were seen
on the extensive shallow flats and at the
mouths of the several ocean blue-holes.
Lush hardwood coppice stands were evi-
dent on the protected westerly sides of all
the islands.
The meandering excursion presented
many opportunities for questions to be
asked, opinions to be given and thoughts
expressed on the best use of this area's
potential. Dr. Deveaux commented that
preservation of resources often must be
coupled with some type of sustainable
use, harvesting, leasing or user fees to
justify the costs of protecting or preserv-
ing the natural resources. Other innova-

Please see Deveaux Page 4


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Schooner Bay is located 20 miles south of Marsh Harbour and is the site of a a major development project. The developers hope to
create a new town complete with shops, sporting facilities, a school and an organic farm. They will be dredging out a 14-acre marina
and will cut an access out through the southern end of the beach. The development will be located at the southern mile and a quarter
of Schooner Bay that is shown in the distance. The shops and restaurants will cluster around the marina, forming the core of the town.
At this time roads are being laid out and the muck in the existing swamp is being excavated to be saved for future use.


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SEE SECTION B, PA;E 3 FOR MARS HARBOUR, LUBBER'S QUARTERS AND TREASURE CAY LISTINGS


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Page 4 Section A The Abaconian


Min. Deveaux was interested in Abaco projects


Deveaux From Page 2
tive revenue sources might be appropri-
ately applied for the use of preserved
areas.
Sanitary landfill and
BEC projects are seen
On returning to shore, the group split
with one member being given a personal
tour the old sugar cane fields which are
now the focus of Abaco's agricultural
growth. Others were met by Mr. Frederik
Gottlieb, Chairman of BEC; Mr. Keith
Basden, Nassau's BEC General Manager;


and Mr. Phenton Neymour, Minister of
State for Utilities; to discuss issues related
to BEC's planned expansion of their gen-
eration plant in the Wilson City area.
Min.Deveaux spent a few minutes at
the new sanitary landfill between Snake
Cay and Spring City. There he was met by
Chief Councillor for Central Abaco, Mr.
Cubel Davis, and Chairman of the Marsh
Harbour Town Committee, Mr. Ross
Thompson III.
In strong terms, Mr. Deveaux expressed
his disappointment that the landfill showed
no sign of being readied for use and that
it looked the same as he had seen it sev-


en weeks ago. The two local government
leaders gave reasons for the delays, a com-
bination of a hurricane threat, incomplete
work at the site, a failed visit by Ministry
of Health staff and inaction by the Central
Abaco District Council. They vowed to
see the project get on-stream soon with the
Ministry's help.
Before leaving for Treasure Cay, the
Minister's group made a short visit to the
shore of the Crossing Condo project Near
the marsh Harbour ferry dock to see prog-
ress there. Foundations are in for the third
building and excavations were underway
for its dock and shore improvements.


Sandbank Landing
site and proposal is
studied
A large but under-reported project just
outside the Treasure Cay gate was Mr. De-
veaux's final Abaco stop. Sandbank Land-
ing is being developed on 129 acres which
now includes a man-made harbour. This
dormant harbour was an inland swamp that
was opened to the sea in the 1970s.
Plans for Phase One will improve 58
acres and include expansion of the marina
Please see Deveaux Page 7


The Hon. Dr. Earl Deveaux, second from left, is seen at Snake Cay where he and his
team were taken on a two-hour trip through the extensive wetlands south of the cay. These
wetlands provide a nursery for fish for a large area of the Sea of Abaco as well as the
surrounding reefs. He is shown with John Hedden and David Knowles, Abaco's repre-
sentative of the Bahamas National Trust.


Dr. Deveaux was impressed with his trip south of Snake Cay with the beauty of the area
with many blue holes, turtles and a variety offish and bird life. Shown here is part of the
group that accompanied him: The Hon. Fenton Seymour, Minister of State for Utilities;
Mr. Michael Major, Director of Physical Planning; Abaco resident John Hedden; Ms.
Raja Smith, Secretary to Dr. Deveaux; Mrs. Cha Boyce of Friends of the Environment;
and Mr. Buddy Pinder, fishing guide who knows the area well.


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The Abaconian Section A Page 5






Page 6 Section A The Abaconian


Minister held meeting about Joe's Cay


By Samantha V. Evans
Five weeks after the community of Hope
Town was introduced to the development
at Joe's Cay, the Hon. Earl Deveaux, Min-
ister of the Environment; the Hon. Phenton
Neymour, Minister of State for the Envi-
ronment; and a team of seven from Nas-
sau were on hand on September 11th at the
Hope Town Harbour Lodge to meet with
the residents along with the developers
from Cavalier Construction Company. At
the outset of the meeting, Senior Adminis-
trator Cephas Cooper introduced the team
from Nassau and thanked the residents for
attending this second meeting regarding the
Joe's Cay development. He stated that the
developers will be allowed to explain their
proposed development first, then Min. De-
veaux would chair the meeting acting as a
mediator between the two parties.


Mr. Richard Wilson of Cavalier Con-
struction gave the audience a brief history
of Cavalier Construction Company which
he stressed is Bahamian owned and has
been in business since 1956. He stressed
that the company is one that has integrity
that builds quality condos and townhouses.
He explained that it has always had satis-
fied customers and will continue to develop
The Bahamas in the way it sees fit. The
company has a lot of repeat clients, Wilson
stated, which speaks for the quality of its
work. He explained that there will be 19
buildings built in three styles that will be
called Loyalist House, Plantation House
and Colonial House. He added that every-
thing they propose is in accordance with
Town Planning expectations.
Min. Deveaux educated the audience on
the history of this Joe's Cay's development


The Hon. Dr. Earl Deveaux, Minister of the Environment, center, was taken to the wid-
ow's walk on a home in White Sound to view Joe's Cay and the surrounding mangroves
shown at left. Here he is with Bill Fuller, a nearby resident who is concerned about the
density of the development and the destruction of mangroves to accommodate a marina.


stating that an approval in principle was
first given to the developers in 2004. This
specified no bridge and no excavation of
mangroves. It was brought out that a plan
was submitted when permission granted in
2004. Mr. Walter Sweeting, Chief Coun-
cillor of the Hope Town District Council at
that time, recalled that the plan called for
three residences only, one for the owner, a
guest house and a house for relatives. The
developer then had one year to submit a
more detailed plan.
Subsequently, after four years the de-
velopers were ready to move ahead. They
held a Town Meeting with Elbow Cay resi-
dents on July 17 when the residents voiced
many concerns. The Minister stated that he
received a letter signed
by many residents and
second homeowners
listing their concerns
and opposition to the
project. Mr. Deveaux
took the time to explain
to all that the residents
have the right to ex-
press their viewpoint,
and the developers
have an equal right to
develop their land. He
said that he and his
team had an opportu-
nity to view Joe's Cay
earlier today, and his
team is qualified to an-
swer questions about
the areas of concern.
The residents were Dr. Deveaux hel
then given an opportu- opers an opportu
nity to voice their con- residents to voice
cerns once again which Wilson and Mr.
had been stated at the tion, the develop


previous meeting. The major items were
about removing more than one acre of man-
groves, destroying the habitat of many of
the animals, fish and birds that live there,
the electrical overload that will result in
frequent outages, lack of staff housing,
proper development and use of the land
(including the number of buildings and the
size of the boat basin), removal of waste
and maintenance of the property once de-
veloped. Mr. Wilson explained that the de-
velopment will create jobs for residents of
Abaco and they plan to provide ferry ser-
vice to get employees from the mainland to
Please see Joe's Cay Page 7


d a meeting in Hope Town to give the devel-
nity to d(/., i ,' their project and to allow the
Their concerns. 5 ,.n w1 here are Mr. Richard
Vernon Wells both with Cavalier Construc-
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Deveaux From Page 4

to 10 acres holding 88 slips. This should
be open in a year. Initial development in-
cludes a 28-room hotel, nine town houses
and 57 condominiums. Forty-five lots will
be offered in this phase ranging from large
waterfront front lots, smaller beachfront
lots, and lots around the marina.
Capt. Chad met the group, displayed de-
velopment plans, answered questions and
will bring relevant issues to the owners'
attention. Most questions related to the sta-
tus of submitted documents and approvals.
Sandbank Landing is the development's
name with Mariposa being the incorpo-
rated name of the developers.
The team left Abaco with a greater ap-
preciation for its diversity, expansion po-
tential and the passion exhibited by resi-
dents either for or against various issues.
Included in Deveaux's group were:
* Mr. Ronald Thompson, Permanent Sec-
retary, Ministry of the Environment
* Mr. Philip Weech, Director of the BEST
Commission
* Mr. Michael Major, Director of Physical
Planning
* Mr. Eric Carey, Executive Director of
the Bahamas National Trust
* Ms. Eleanor Philips, Director for the Ba-
hamas and Turks and Caicos Islands, The
Nature Conservancy
* Ms. Raja Smith, Secretary to Dr. De-
veaux
* Ms. Symonette, Secretary
* Mr. Phenton Seymour, Minister of State
for Utilities,
Various Abaco persons joined Dr. De-
veau's group at different locations, ranging
from local government persons, concerned
residents, and representatives of develop-
ers.


Joe's Cay From Page 6

the cay. The management team will live in
the club house and will have the responsi-
bility to manage the property. He further
tried to put their fears to rest by stating that
there will be no golf carts on the cay, and
so far they have received no approval for
an additional beach.
The Minister stated that the develop-
ment was approved in principle. However,
Physical Planning staff at that time did not
face the proposed question of the destruc-
tion of the mangroves. He explained that
with any development if changes are to be
made to the environment, they have to en-
sure his ministry that the environment will
be sustained. Presently, the developers
were able to explain that they will replace
the mangrove two to one on the other sidt
of the cay where mangroves are present)
growing, so they assured the residents tha
all will not be lost.
The Minister explained that when a de-
veloper buys land in good faith, he expect
to be able to build on it. He told the resi.
dents that even though an initial approval
has been granted in principle, if a resolve
cannot be reached, then they will have tc
look at other alternatives. One such alter.
native is for them to raise money and bu)
it so that it can be zoned as a "no builc
zone." Finally, the residents made sugges-
tions as to how the developers can down-
size the number of buildings so that tht
size of the boat basin can be reduced anc
relocated.
Mr. Deveaux stated that his government
has put a process a place to protect de-
velopment in The Bahamas. Now that tht
Town Meetings have been held, the devel-
opers can go about the steps of meeting tht
Approval in Principle with required envi.
ronmental studies, and his team can further


access the land to be developed.
When the request for a marina is made,
the Minister explained that he and Mr.
Neymour will return to consult with the
developers. The Minister assured the resi-
dents that his ministry has plans to prop-
erly assess every aspect of this and any
development to ensure that it will be good
for the community and the environment.
He thanked them for being candid and con-
cerned about preserving the charm of their
community.
Also president for this Town Meeting
were Mr. Ronald Thompson, Permanent
Secretary in the Ministry of Environment;
Mr. Phillip Weech, Executive of the BEST
Commission; Mr. Michael Major, Direc-
tor of Physical Planning in the Ministry of


Environment; Ms. Eleanor Phillips, Direc-
tor of the Nature Conservatory; Mr. Eric
Carey, Chief Executive Officer from The
Bahamas National Trust; two assistants
from the Minister's office; and Mr. Rich-
ard Wilson and Mr. Vernon Wells from
Cavalier Construction Company. Hope
Town District Council members were also
present.


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Page 8 Section A


The Abaconian


October 1, 2008


The Editor 5ays...


Getting Nassau's Attention


During the past two weeks, Abaco has
had six government ministers visiting for
various reasons. This may have been hap-
penstance but implies that Abaco rates
government's attention. The fact that the
House of Assembly was in recess would
give them time to look into affairs of rel-
evance to their portfolios. And it is inter-
esting that Abaco attracted six government
ministers during the same time frame.
They and their general itinerary were
The Hon. Carl Bethel, Minister of
Education
To preside at the opening of the new Edu-
cation Office
Visited schools in South Abaco
The Hon. Dr. Earl Deveaux, Minis-
ter of the Environment, spent two days on
Abaco
Viewed Sandy Point beach erosion
Visited Schooner Bay development near
Crossing Rocks
Saw the Joe's Cay mangroves and moder-
ated a public town meeting
Toured Snake Cay wetlands and extensive
creek system
Inspected the sanitary landfill south of
Spring City
Viewed waterfront condominium at Cross-
ing Beach, Marsh Harbour
Viewed and consulted on the Sandbank
Landing proposed project adjoining Trea-
sure Cay
The Hon. Neko Grant, Minister of
Works and Transport
Looked at progress on the Marsh Harbour
airport runway
Signed a contract for paving Front Street in
Marsh Harbour
The Hon. Phenton Neymour, Minister
of State for Utilities
Viewed the Snake Cay wetlands and creek
system
Consulted with BEC officials on the new
BEC generating plant
Participated in the public meeting in Hope
Town on Joe's Cay
The Hon. Vincent Vanderpoole-Wal-
lace, Minister of Tourism and Aviation
Attended Bahamahost graduation
Toured the Schooner Bay project
The Hon. Byran Woodside, Minister


of Lands and Local Government
Hosted a Local Government seminar in
Treasure Cay for all elected and appointed
Local Government members
Visited many areas of concern by Local
Government Councils and Town Committees
Met privately with Local Government
Councils to hear candid opinions of their
concerns.
Abaco's growth has been on a steady
upward trend since the two airports were
opened in 1958 and 1959. The Abaco
Beach Hotel and Treasure Cay Hotel both
began in the early 1960s and were ma-
jor developments for Abaco at that time.
Twenty rooms in Marsh Harbour was a
leap forward.
Following the opening of these two
properties, development continued but in
smaller and less obvious modes.
Boutique hotels of five, 10 and 20 rooms
sprang up, mostly on the picturesque off-
shore cays.
Construction of second homes was slow
but steady. Many of these houses became
part of the informal rental house pool and
their combined rooms soon outnumbered
hotel rooms. This was the basis of Abaco's
growth pattern through the 70s, 80s and
90s.
Then the Winding Bay development
broke ground in the spring of 2003 and be-
gan hosting guests in December 2004. This
initiative led the way for other developers
to think big and bold. The Discovery Land
group bought 500 acres on the north end of
Guana and began land -cleaning operations
in the spring of 2005. They are now well
on tthe way to transforming that parcel into
an oceanside golf and marina resort. Their
marina may have a soft opening late this
year.
The Lindroth group in Nassau bought
220 acres of coastal land near Crossing
Rocks and has a complete residential vil-
lage planned around a 14-acre small boat
marina surrounded by 50 small businesses.
The intention is to grow a village of resi-


dents, local shops, schools and activity ar-
eas, all staffed by residents of the village.
Hanging in the background without a
lot of fanfare is a proposed development
for Snake Cay's 60-plus acres. Not much
has been said publicly of this project but it
is believed to be waiting for further gov-
ernment approvals following Approval in
Principle of the basic concept.
Another substantial development is the
200 + acre Sandbank Landing development
immediately outside the Treasure Cay gate.
A 10-acre marina should be operational by
the end of next year. A small hotel, town
houses, condominiums, and residences will
follow. This is under development by the
Mariposa Corporation.
A marina and residential development
is quietly underway on Lynyard Cay. The
privately owned Cornish Cay has changed
hands and is undergoing a substantial ex-
pansion, again without fanfare. Both of
these are about 15 miles south of Marsh
Harbour and both fall under the adminis-
trative care of the South Abaco District
Council headquartered in Sandy Point.
To encourage development in the North,
the Prime Minister announced a 10-acre
inland port will be constructed by govern-
ment a few miles north of Cooper's Town.
This is intended to spur growth and reduce
freight costs to residents in North Abaco.
This is not a comprehensive list of the
developments either underway or sched-
uled. Residents in some towns are anx-
iously awaiting announced projects to get
underway for anticipated jobs and eco-
nomic growth. Other towns are trying their
best to hold development at arm's length
or moderate the size and future impact to
their area.
Some Ministries, education and utili-
ties for instance, do not control growth but
do their best to keep their level of service
consistent with the demands of a growing
society. Ministries and departments that
actually exert some control and influence
over growth have a harder time. This in-


cludes those departments and agencies re-
sponsible for town planning, for resolving
environmental concerns, for determining
the appropriate use of Crown Land and for
approving coastal development.
Approvals at the local level are not gen-
erally viewed in a context beyond the local
community's borders. Central government
must take a broader view which may over-
ride local concerns. Consideration is given
to the injection of foreign capital, job cre-
ation, the potential for increased tourism
and other issues related to the nation's
economic and environmental health. Lo-
cal and national interests are sometimes at
odds with each other.
The approval process begins at the local
level by local government. Local approv-
als range from excessively lenient to very
stringent depending on which community
is in charge and the nature of the develop-
ment. Small projects essentially are dealt
with at the local level. As the size of the
development increases, the various stages
of the approval process are scrutinized by
higher authorities and public meetings may
be in order.
In Central Abaco, Local Government
has been handed a new level of responsibil-
ity, issuing the landfill management con-
tract and overseeing the operation. Those
in local government, both elected and ap-
pointed persons, are now being admon-
ished to exert more of the influence which
they are responsible for. This includes re-
viewing and considering broader elements
of the plans they are approving.
Abaco's growth curve continues to
climb but this growth is increasing at an
accelerated rate. Earlier growth was steady
and incremental. Present trends indicate a
shift to relatively quick and massive proj-
ects. There are many local concerns over
the size and immediate impact these larger
projects will have on Abaco's future.
It bodes well for Abaco that various
ministers are showing their concerns for
our future.


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to no avail. We are fortunate, indeed, to
have such high tech telephone and internet
services here in The Bahamas from BTC,
when it is working. So, what is the prob-
lem?
However, today's subscribers depend
on their telephone and internet service
for their business. When it is down, those
businesses are literally losing money. Ev-
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to stay connected.
I hear many complaints from various
different sources about the service BTC is
providing (or not providing).
BTC is suppose to be the expert. Do
they know what they are doing? Do they
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Is the Front Street part
of Marsh Harbour?
Dear Editor,
Thanks for the space of a letter.
It was 64 years ago that the Front Street
in Marsh harbour was built of concrete
and withstood many hurricanes including
Floyd in 1999. But by this time the street
needed another dose of concrete. I under-
stand that it was to be re-done a few years
ago but due to arguments wether to use tar
or concrete it was forgotten.


Why doesn't the community who wants
to use the road to go to the BIG freight
dock, complain about this situation. Is it
because they feel it's no use to complain?
I love living on the Front Street and love
to look out over the harbour and used to
like to walk along Front Street. But now
it's necessary to get a dingy boat for one
particular spot . if it rains, especially.
Another think; the work that was done a
little over two years ago was "hurried up"
to make an impression some and it back-
fired, leaving the road in worse mess than
most hurricnaes had left it. The quarry was
left along the sides of the road, we had to
close off our gate to the street. When it
rains, the milkywater from the quarry rock
runs down the crossroad at our side gate
and driveway.
I ask this question of the Local Govern-
ment or community. Is the Front Street
reckoned to still be a part of Marsh Har-
bour or not?
We would appreciate it if Local Gov-
ernment would look into solving how this
much needed road could be finished. It is
long overdue.
We will be keeping a sharp eye on this
situation. By the way, I am a Bahamian.
Sincerely,
Carolyn A. Lowe
[Ed. Note: Subsequent to receiving this
letter, a contract was signed to repave this
road.]

Please see Letters Page 26


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Contract is let for Marsh Harbour's Front Street


The government signed a contract for
$162,343 with Larry Williams of Larry's
Construction Company to resurface 2,000
feet of Front Street in Marsh Harbour from
Arawak Agency to the freight dock. The
contract includes removing existing pave-
ment and quarry, leveling and compact-
ing the base and install six-inch concrete


The Hon. Neko Grant, Minister of Works a
viewing the mess on Front Street. He was c
the contract to have the street paved as it was
concrete. h5 /n,, here are Mr. Cubel Davis,
for Central Abaco; Mr. John Schaeffer, resi
Abaco; Mr. Ross Thompson, Chairman of the
Town Committee; and Mr. Grant.


slabs. Mr. Williams will also install light-
ing. The work will be completed within six
months.
Front Street has been in a deplorable
state for several years. About a year and a
half ago, a contract was awarded but work
was not done satisfactorily. It has been un-
passable for some vehicles.
Abaco can expect
a sustained period of
improving the infra-
structure with many
projects, according to
the Hon. Neko Grant,
Minister of Public
Works and Transport.
"We are going to be
extremely busy here in
Abaco," Mr. Grant said
during signing ceremo-
ny last weekend. "The
Infrastructure Crusade
launched on Eleuthera
last month continues on
Abaco. Abaco contrib-
utes substantially to the
consolidated fund. It is
only fitting and proper
that you get first class
facilities and infra-
structure, he added.
"I congratulate Mr.
Williams for winning
the bid through a trans-
parent procedure," said
nd Transport, is Mr Grant.
)n Abaco to sign Mr. Grant and his
s originally, with team, which included
Chief Councillor Permanent Secretary
dent engineer on Anita Bernard; Acting
e Marsh Harbour Director Gordon Ma-
jor; Under Secretary


Ursilla Chisholm; and John Schaefer, the
Ministry of Works' Area Engineer for
Abaco, also viewed Marsh Harbour's new
6,100-foot runway. They were accompa-
nied by Senior Administrator for Central
Abaco, Mr. Cephas Cooper. "The runway
is almost completed, and we are working
on building a new terminal equipped with


a control tower," said Mr Grant. "Addi-
tionally, we will be doing extensive road
works throughout Abaco where needed."
The contract was welcomed by Central
Abaco's Chief Councillor Cubell Davis,
Jr, and Marsh Harbour Town Committee
Chairman, Roscoe Thompson III.


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October 1, 2008 The Abaconian






Page 10 Section A The Abaconian


1 Central Abaco News


Runway From Page 1 way he is on. Masons and others will on a regular basis though it is not always
Mr. Oliver explained that after marking publicized," stated Mr. Dorsett. "While
Sir Lyndon Pindling International Airport on and preparation, a base coat is painted onto assist fire department assisting at the Maxwells fire I began talk-
New Providence and the painting the lines the tarmac. Once that is dry, then a special By Jennifer Hudson ing about my idea for a fair with Roscoe
on roads through Abaco several years ago. top coat is applied which includes extreme- A 'family fun' fair is scheduled for Thompson, Chairman of the Marsh Har-
Firstly, the threshold markings at each ly fine glass beads which make it shine so October 25 to raise funds in an effort to bour/ Spring City Township, who was
end of the runway were completed. The that it can easily be spotted by the pilots. As finally complete the Marsh Harbour Vol- also helping out. Mr. Thompson decided
stripes were outlined and then alternate he made his way along the runway painting unteer Fire Department building. Plans for that he would like to assist the Masons on
ones were filled in with white traffic paint in the final coat with the power laser, Mr. this building began in 1999 right after the the project. Since then even more people
using a power laser. This resulted in Oliver was followed by an assistant with a Abaco Markets fire and yet it is still, un- have come on board including the Rotary
five-foot-wide "piano keys." The centre machine which laid down the glass beads fortunately, far from completion. The fair Club of Abaco and the entire fire depart-
lines were then painted in, each one 103 that adhered to the wet paint, will take place on the grounds of the par- ment."
feet long and two feet wide with a 100- The workers worked extremely hard tially constructed Fire Department building All monies from the fair will go towards
foot gap between each. Edge lines were to get all of the striping finished between behind the Marsh Harbour Public Library finishing the Fire Department building
painted which are solid one foot wide Tropical Storm Hanna and the threat of next to Lowe's Plaza. which is still in need of much work to be
lines with no gaps. Yellow taxi lines have Hurricane Ike. Following Hanna the entire The idea of holding a fair to raise funds done. According to Fire Chief John Hall the
been painted on the aprons. Also numbers area surrounding the airport and the new for the Fire Department took root in the sum of approximately another $100,000 is
have been painted on the runway which runway was totally under water but the new mind of David Dorsett, member of the still needed to finish the building. "A few
indicate to the pilot which part of the run- runway stood high and completely dry. Carlton Masonic Lodge, several weeks
before the fire at Maxwell's Supermarket. Please see Central Page 11
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brought Gary Oliver to Abaco to paint stripes on the runway. He used a power laser for and Transport Minister Neko C Grant on readiness of the new Marsh Harbour runway.
the first coat ofpaint and was followed by an assistant who has a machine dispensing fine Mr. Grant was on Abaco to sign the contract to have Front Street in Marsh Harbour
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Central From Page 10
people have donated considerable 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 size-
able 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 hold-
ing a fund raising drive for the Fire De-
partment under the Marsh Harbour traf-
fic light. They only ask people to donate
their loose change which they collect in
firemen's boots but people have been ex-
tremely generous donating far more than
just their loose change. On the first day


under the light Mrs. Key raised $1,500
within four hours.
Everyone is encouraged to come to the
fair and help support our volunteer fire
department. There will be games of hoop
toss, lollipop pull, balloon darts, a Chinese
auction 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.
Mangoes Restaurant is
under New Management
By Mirella Santillo
As of August 1st Mangoes Restaurant


and Marina has been under new manage-
ment. New ideas and new concepts usually
give existing businesses a positive lift and
it should not be any different in this case.
Although not a restaurateur by trade, Mr.
John Neophytou is well known in Marsh
Harbor, having managed the Abaco Beach
Resort for several years. He is very ex-
cited about his new venture and ready to
accommodate the local market. He wants
Mangoes to be the place that the locals pa-
tronize. For this reason, the restaurant will
be open all year round regardless of the
slow season and all day from 11:30 a.m. to
10 p.m. Lunch will be served from 11:30
a.m. to 3 p.m. and dinner from 6 p.m. to
10 p.m. A bar menu will be available all
through the day.
The menus will feature Bahamian as
well as exotic cuisine offered during an
Italian night or a Greek night for example.


Mr. Neophytou visualizes a versatile and
relax atmosphere where people will be
able not only to enjoy their food but also
their surroundings. He plans to create an
outdoor sitting area on the deck with so-
fas and armchairs and set tables around the
pool for more casual eating. Presently the
bar offers Happy Hour from 5 to 7 p.m.
Thursday and Friday, but eventually it will
be every night.
Some redecoration will take place and
local artist Marjolene Scott has been re-
tained to give her input. Sunday brunch is
under consideration. Mr. Neophytou in-
vites you to enjoy the new menu and the
revamped atmosphere and socialize at the
bar while watching the sunset.

Please see Central Page 12


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Pease see Cntral In his comments Island Administra- large family of boys and said that is why vard. Owner Karen Demeritte stated that
tor Mr. Cephas Cooper praised Mrs. Sy- she had veered towards a job which is usu- the restaurant specializes in native dishes,
Farewell to monette for her dedication to her work and ally undertaken by men. specifically old-fashioned Bahamian cook-
said how much he had enjoyed working Father Earl Hepburn, who had been her ing. Some of the dishes include steamed
Margaret Symonette with her and how busy he had kept her. He Parish Priest during her time here, said sausage and grits, banana pancakes with
By Jennifer Hudson also said how much he will miss her and how much he hated to see her leave, but bacon or sausage, boil and stew fish and
A farewell party was held for Depu- even more so because there is no replace- there was consolation in the fact that in- stew conch.
ty Administrator, Mrs. Margaret Sy- ment in sight for her, and he will have to stead of being an assistant, she will be in Ms. Demeritte explained that she grew
monette, on the evening of September 10 do all the work himself. charge of the whole island. Before coming up on the Berry Islands with her grand-
at the Island Administrator's residence to Presentations of gifts and heartfelt good to Abaco, she was the Administrator for mother who owned a restaurant so she
thank her for her exemplary service to wishes by Mrs. Yvonne Key; Cubell Da- San Salvador. comes to this business with a wealth of
the people of Central Abaco over the past vis, Chief Councillor for Central Abaco; New restaurant opens knowledge. She will feature a Bahamian
one year and two weeks. Mrs. Symonette Jeremy Sweeting, Chief Councillor for the y Samantha V. ans dessert daily including the favorites like
left Abaco on September 12 to take up the Hope Town District Council, assisted by On August 30 the Blue Marlin Res-
post of Island Administrator on Crooked Glen Laing; Renardo Curry, Chairman of u Marlin Re
Island. A large number of local govern- the Murphy Town Committee; and Island urant opened for business adjacent to
ment officials and present and past heads Administrator, Cephas Cooper; followedon Don MacKay Boule-
of government departments gathered to the meal. Among the gifts was a paint-
bid her farewell, ing of the Elbow Cay lighthouse and a lo-
cally crafted half boat
model given by Mr.
Jeremy Sweeting. He .
S expressed his appre- .-
ciation for all the help .
Mrs. Symonette had
given to him and his
constituency and how
she had attended all of "
their meetings. "It was
as if she was our own
SAdministrator on loan
from Mr. Cooper," he Os i
stated..
M ,In her vote of thanks,
Mrs, Symonette said ,
how much she had The Hon. Bryan Woodside, Minister of State of Local Goverment and Lands, looked at
Assistant Administrator in Central Abaco, Mrs. Margaret Sy- loved Abaco and that several proposed projects in Murphy Town. Here he is on the front street about a half
monette, has been transferred to Crooked Island. A farewell she hoped she had mile from the Shell depot where the residents would like to develop a park with gazebos
party for her was held at Government House to give people a touched many lives and vendor stalls for crafts and food to attract visitors. 5,i, ,m are Chief Councillor Cubel
chance to bid her farewell. She is shown here with her pastor, here. She hails from a Davis, Administrator Alexander Flowers from Nassau, Administrator Cephas Cooper,
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Please see Central Page 72
guava duff, potato bread and coconut tart.
Her appetizers will include onion rings
and conch fritters. Customers can sit in to
eat or call in a pickup order. Blue Marlin
has kids' specials on Friday from 3 p.m.
and on Saturday from 12-6 p.m. The res-
taurant is open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. on
week days, 7 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. on Fri-
day and Saturday and Sunday 7 a.m. to 4
p.m. The phone number is 367-2002. The
store manager is Ryan Saunders and the
chef is Adrianna from the Hummingbird
Restaurant.


Brothers United
is launched
By Samantha V. Evans
A new initiative was launched on Sep-
tember 13th that focuses on bringing
Christian men together to do good work
in the lives of boys and young men.
Thanks to the commitment of numer-
ous churches in the community, pastors
and laymen gathered together at Strong
Tower Community Church to begin the
Brothers United initiative. Pastor Stephen
Knowles, the leader of this initiative, en-
couraged the men to begin by praying
for men all across the Bahama Islands
from the Prime Minister and his Cabi-


net to the men in prison to those strung
out on drugs. In order for this initiative
to be successful, it will require them to
pool their resources, time and talents by
putting them on the table and serve up a
godly meal to males on Abaco.
The morning began with extensive
prayer session. All of them were of the
same belief that men need guidance and
mentoring all across this country. As part
of this initiative the senior pastors will
train and mentor the boys and men and
help deliver their communities from pov-
erty, drugs and unnecessary despair.
Pastor Knowles explained that for
many years he realized that The Bahamas
was in dire need of such a gathering of
men. In order to help them change their
circumstances, Christian men will have
to help because they cannot do it alone.
Hence, there is great strength in num-
bers.
He explained that the girls are soar-


ing in school while the boys are lagging
behind. Crime is escalating and the males
are at the helm of this type of activity. In-
stead of working, the males are the ones
seen sitting on the street corners drink-
ing and smoking all day and all night.
Too many fathers are absent from the
lives of their children. All of this needs
to change.
After the session, the team ate break-
fast and engagef in their first community
outreach project in Murphy Town which
was to break down the building that
housed Mr. Ben Curry's general store.
Still living in the Curry home is Mrs.
Alma Curry, widow of Ben Curry, who
was a respected elder in the community
but now deceased. The lawn was mowed,
the garbage collected and the rubbish re-
moved by members of the Brothers Unit-
ed team. The cleanup ended late in the
afternoon.


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News of the Cays


Green Turtle Cay
By Annabelle Cross
The summer of 2008 officially started
after a month of school exams, graduations
and award ceremonies. Eight Tiny Turtles
moved on to first grade and fourteen 6th
grade students of Amy Roberts Primary
are now attending secondary school on the
mainland of Abaco. Eight GTC students
completed their high school education
and entered the work force or went on to
college. After a month filled with school
activities, the students and teachers were
happy to start their summer holiday!
New Council is elected
Local government elections were held
at the end of June and at the end of the


day the five men elected to the local Dis-
trict Council were Gregory Curry, David
Bethell, Donald Outten, Freddie Sawyer
and Roddie Sawyer. Mr. Curry and Mr.
Outten were the only members of the for-
mer Council reelected to another term.
Mr. Bethell is no stranger to the Council,
having served prior to the 2005 election.
After the swearing-in ceremony, Gregory
Curry was elected as Chief Councillor and
David Bethell is Deputy Chief Councillor.
The Council held its first town meeting to
introduce the new members and personally
thank people for supporting them. They all
pledged to do their best for the community.
The budget for Green Turtle Cay has been
increased to $350,000. An addition to the
Administrator's Building is almost com-


Mr. Junior Roberts, Fire Chief of the Green Turtle Cay Vol-
unteer Fire Department, and Mr. Randy Sawyer, a fireman,
have a check for more than $10,000 collected for hurricane
relief on Inagua.


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The summer of 2008
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the beautiful weather
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or school routine. Re-
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visitors to the island.
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other visitors. The
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the race course in
an area between
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The Independence committee organized
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On July 9th residents and visitors enjoyed
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Point followed by a flag raising ceremony
at midnight at Quincentennial Park. The
flag raising ceremony was well attended
and Officer Scott went through the flag
raising routine while the crowd sang the
National Anthem. As the flag raising end-
ed, the sound of goat skinned drums could
be heard from the nearby junkanoo "shack"
and everyone made their way to join in a
junkanoo rush. Children and adults who
had fought to stay awake were now wide
awake as they rushed around town. After a
few hours sleep, most people enjoyed Inde-
pendence Day at the beach.
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their summer in New York City. Blair
Johnson, Jasmine McIntosh and Tyece Mc-


Intosh were chosen by Cameo Model Man-
agement to travel to New York where they
were exposed to the modeling and fashion
industry. The girls were all photographed
by professional photographers to compile
their portfolios. This was Blair's second
summer in New York. In 2007 she won an
International Model Competition and was a
model for The Limited Too catalog. Con-
gratulations to our beautiful young ladies!
New arrivals
Four new bundles of joy were welcomed
by excited families this summer. Otis and
Edris Curry welcomed their third daughter,
Dajah Otisha Curry, on June 22nd. Jason
and Stacy Lowe's fifth child, Elye Floyd,
was born on June 24th. Vince and Reneka
Cooper welcomed Vendesha Vashti, their
first child, on July 21st. T'Mia Moriah
arrived on August 15 the fourth daughter
for Maxwell and Leainer McIntosh. Babies
and moms are all doing fine. Congratula-
tions to the happy parents, siblings and
grandparents.

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A special wedding
Roger and Suhe Bethell were married
on August 8th in a lovely ceremony offici-
ated by Rev. Charles Carey. An afternoon
storm threatened to interrupt the ceremony
on the beach, but guests braved the light
rain as the couple exchanged vows under


umbrellas held by the best man and maid
of honor. After the ceremony, guests gath-
ered on the patio of the Green Turtle Club
to enjoy cocktails and hors doeuvres and a
champagne toast to the couple.
Roger and Suhe and their guests joined
in the Junkanoo rush as the Little Island
Slammers Junkanoo group made their way
across the patio. Suhe's family is from
Venezuela and her family and friends
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could relate to and enjoyed dancing to the
Junkanoo beat! Only the insistent call to
the dining room for the reception dinner
could convince the bridal party and guests
to take a break from the junkanoo rush. A
delicious dinner was prepared and served
by the staff of the Green Turtle Club. The
wedding cake, made by the bride's family,
was served as dessert! The couple had a
photo taken at every table with their family
and friends.
After dinner there was more Junkanoo
music, followed by The Gully Roosters.
Dancing continued until late into the eve-
ning. Roger and Suhe are residing in the
West Palm Beach area where they met
while attending college. Roger is the son
of David and Kathleen Bethell. Congratu-
lations, Mr. and Mrs. Roger Bethell!


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There was a lot of tropical activity dur-
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Then Hanna, Ike and Josephine lined up
in the Atlantic and seemed to be headed
our way. Hanna threatened to interrupt the
opening of school, but its erratic path took
it west, south and east before making its
way up our chain of islands. On September
4th Hanna breezed through Abaco causing
only minimal flooding and damage. The
official track of Hanna shows that it passed
miles to the east of Abaco. However, resi-
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Cay area say that between 2:30 and 4 a.m.
on September 5th the winds calmed and the
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Page 18 Section A


The Abaconian


October 1, 2008


More News of the Cays

SFro 7 With the help of volunteers the area was experienced major growth over the past seemed to say was 'Welcome to Guana
cleared and properly prepared for a play- few years, some of which has not been Cay, a wreck,'" stated Mrs. Thompson, so
skies cleared as if the storm had completely ground. The students can't wait to climb, popular with a number of residents. How- she and her husband decided to do some-
passed. Shortly after 4 a.m. the wind began slide and swing! ever, Guana Hideaways, presently under thing about improving it. Their idea is to
to blow from the opposite direction, gust- Island Roots Committee construction, has met with their approval, have the shoreline resemble a part of the
ing to almost hurricane force. This lasted is making plans "We are just a small Mom and Pop Baha- village with each attractive villa uniquely
until after daybreak. But we are all grateful The Island Roots Heritage Festival Com- mian-owned business and the people seem different, completely separated and land-
that Hanna was only a storm and also that mittee is already planning the 6th annual very happy to have us on island," stated escaped. "The designs will adhere to histor-
Abaco was not in Ike's path. Island Roots Heritage Festival to be held Peggy Thompson, wife of Chris, devel- ic Bahamian influence and utilize as many
Hurricane Ike caused a lot of damage the first weekend of May 2009. The com- oper. Chris and Peggy own Hope Town
to the island of Inagua. On Abaco we re- mittee has organized a contest to design the Hideaways to which Guana Hideaways Please see Cays Page 19
member the devastation caused by Floyd in T-shirt and commemorative booklet cover will be a sister property.
1999 and all the help that we received. It for the 2009 festival. The contest is open This new Guana Cay
was now our turn to give back by helping to all 7-12th grade students in the public project stands rightat
those in need. and private secondary schools of Abaco. the entrance to town
The local District Council held a com- The student with the winning design will on the left side of the
munity meeting on September l1th to dis- receive a laptop computer! ferry dock. The area A
cuss what could be done to help Inagua. The committee is planning the annual had been neglected A
It was decided that cash donations would Guy Fawkes Family Fun Night to be held since Hurricane Floyd
be solicited and passed on through the lo- on November 8th. There will be the usual in 1999 and left with
cal Volunteer Fire Department to Bishop food, fun, bonfire and Guy competition. one derelict building,
Johnny Lowe, who had been in contact The winner of the T-shirt design contest andme patched up docks
with officials in Inagua. There is a need will be announced. and a broken down sea
for building materials. We are now into what seems to be the wall. Chris purchased
Bishop Lowe will see that any donations hottest days of summer. Thankfully, our the land and marina,
received will be used to purchase necessary electricity has stayed constant and uninter- which once belonged
building supplies. By the end of that same erupted for most of the summer! We seem to the Guana Cay Club -
week more than $10,000 had been donated to be paying more and more for electricity and commenced his
by the community of GTC for hurricane each month, so it's good to at least have project for the enhance-
relief in Inagua. Amy Roberts Primary what we're paying for. The days are now ment of the entrance to
also had a dress-up day and all donations getting shorter and there are signs that tell Great Guana Cay. He
are for the Inagua All Age School. us fall is near. It is very quiet on GTC and has been supporting
School news restaurants and other businesses are taking the Junior Sailing Pro-
School began on September 1st but was this time to have a break and do necessary gramme on Guana Cay
closed on September 4th and 5th as Hanna repairs before the holiday season. by giving a percentage Hope Town, Man-O-War and Guana Cay all have active ju-
passed thru Abaco. Amy Roberts Primary of the dock revenues to nior sailing programs that are involving many young people.
is in the final stages of installing brand Great Guana Cay that organization. All three clubs are using Optimist dinghies that are used
new, top-of-the-line playground equip- Guana HideawaThis derelict area extensively in sailing programs for youth. The three groups
meant. The PTA worked hard all last school BGana Hideaways was not a picturesque compete against each other and the leaders are finding that
year to raise the funds for the playground. The By Jennifer Hudson Cay has ight as one approahet the young people are very enthusiastic about sailing.
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Cays From Page 18
'green' features as possible," stated Mrs.
Thompson.
Permission has been granted for five cot-
tages, but the decision has not yet been fi-
nally made as to whether to build only four
in order to allow for more lush landscaping
of the grounds between each cottage. Since
Mr. Thompson also owns the property im-
mediately behind the ten-foot road, this
will allow for an area to house a back-up
generator and air conditioned storage units
out of the public eye. Boaters will have the
option of one of these storage units for the
convenience of storing their boating, fish-
ing, dive gear and cleaning supplies instead
of having to cart them backwards and for-
wards from home all the time.
The week-long vacation rental cottag-
es will be one and two storey clapboard
houses with all upscale amenities. They
will consist of two bedrooms and two bath-
rooms in addition to the living areas with
an extra sleeping area in the loft. In order
to make these as "green" as possible, solar
panels will be used and a special hot water


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system which will not use much electric-
ity. "It is all about water and electricity
conservation and environmentally friendly
products wherever possible," stated Mrs.
Thompson.
The marina was completed last month
with 36 deep water slips on the north
side of Guana Harbour Club, later Guana
Beach Resort, adjacent to Guana Grab-
bers. It is expected that mostly runabouts
will frequent the marina which will also
have a lift, but vessels up to 100 feet are
welcome. There will eventually be an of-
fice for the manager who will also serve
as dock master and caretaker. Peggy and
Chris Thompson are avid boaters and say
that they realized that Guana Cay has miles
of beaches but limited safe dockage. "Our
goal is to offer some slips to homeowners
so that the marina will become sort of like
a yacht club for Guana," stated Peggy.
The Thompsons are very happy to
have their nephew, Darvin Curry, as
project manager. "Darvin is a recent col-
lege graduate, who has returned home to
find work and is doing a super job," they
say. It is hoped to have the electricity
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"We are just tweaking the plans and are
on schedule or even a little ahead," they
were pleased to add.
Three junior
sailing programs
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Volunteers, sailing enthusiasts, parents
and children are working together to cre-
ate an Abaco-wide junior sailing program
to create a means for Bahamian children
to learn to sail and ensure that sailing, an
important part of the Bahamian culture,
doesn't fall by the wayside.
The Hope Town Sailing Club began its
junior Optimist sailing program with Op-
timist dinghies three years ago, and now
programs on Man-O-War and Guana Cay
are starting. All three islands competed in
the Derek Lee Regatta this spring in Hope


Town, which was a great success and had
12 Optimists and over 25 kids competing!
Marsh Harbour and Green Turtle Cay are
moving forward in the creation of sailing
programs.
In order for these programs to be suc-
cessful a group with representatives from
each community have joined together to
form the Abaco Junior Sailing Association.
The goals of the organization are to hire
a full-time sailing instructor for Abaco,
provide an educational framework for the
programs and organize inter-island sailing
events.
Although each community program will
have different experience levels and educa-
tional needs, having a common instructor
will have many benefits. Primarily, it will
ensure that all programs are up to the high-
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Bahamahost graduates found program beneficial


Bahamahost From Page 1
Wallace, Minister of Tourism and Avia-
tion, who was making his first official visit
to Abaco since accepting his new portfolio.
In his message to the graduates, Mr. Van-
derpool-Wallace said, "It is my pleasure to
congratulate you on your accomplishment.


The Bahamahost programme is about ex-
emplary service, and as graduates of Ba-
hamahost you have joined an elite group
of professionals who can be credited with
having helped to pave the way for qual-
ity service in the tourism industry." He
informed the graduates of several points
which are critical for the country to be ef-


The Hon. Vincent Vanderpool-Wallace, Minister of Tourism, was the keynote speaker at
the graduation of the Bahamahost group. He is on the left with Debbie Patterson, who
was named the top student because she had the highest score and showed the greatest
participation. She spoke effectively about her Bahamahost experience. Also speaking at
the graduation was Mr. Edison Key, MP for South Abaco.


fective in tourism, the most important of
which he stressed is visitor expectation.
"We are not even close to what our po-
tential as a country is," stated the Minister.
"The wealth of a nation comes from in-
tangibles, and the most important of these
is skills towards a common purpose. We
must build skills to be effective in tourism
and must make certain that people have the
skills necessary. One of the greatest skills
in tourism is personality. People must be
rewarded for their skills on the front line,
and we must stop allowing excuses for bad
service to pervade our life. Quality service
is anticipating the needs of customers and
providing them before they know that they
want or need them."
Mr. Vanderpool-Wallace ended his
words to the graduates by telling them that
his new slogan for tourism in The Baha-
mas is "Why anybody would want to fly
beyond us is beyond us."
The Hon. Vanderpool-Wallace was ac-
companied by Mrs. Diana Black-Brooks,
Senior Manager Training and Education
Department who introduced him as speak-
er.
Marcus Sands, a Grade 11 student of
St. Francis de Sales School who is Junior
Minister of Tourism for Abaco, welcomed
the dignitaries and graduates reminding ev-
eryone, "Tourism is the wheel that drives
this economy and tourism everyone's busi-
ness."


In his opening remarks, Mr. Don Cor-
nish, Director of the Abaco Tourist Office,
asked the graduates to consider how we
can best prepare for the future of a grow-
ing Abaco. "We must be equal to the task
of the coming decade. This must not only
be your motto but your commitment to us
to share the challenge of the 21st century,
and you must develop skills to allow us to
be successful," he encouraged.
Ms. Dushinka Roberts of the Training
and Education Department, Abaco Tour-
ist Office, in her Bahamahost overview,
stated that this year on October 3-5 the
Bahamahost programme will celebrate its
30th anniversary. She feels strongly that
Bahamahost graduation should be a pre-
requisite before hiring employees for work
in hotels and should be compulsory for all
expatriates and mandatory for all students
graduating from school. The Bahamahost
programme is already in place in the S.C.
Bootle High School and this year will begin
at the Abaco Central High School. "Good
customer service is the livelihood of any
business," she stressed.
Graduate Debbie Patterson received
a standing ovation for her description of
her Bahamahost experience which really
touched the audience and was described by
Master of Ceremonies Cephas Cooper as
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The need for sporting facilities


Viewpoint...


By Julian Lockhart
The 2008-09 school year has kicked off,
and thousands of students have returned to
school for another year of hope and a vision
of a better life with a great education. Stu-
dents from throughout Abaco will converge
on the many schools throughout the island
and cays and teachers are ready for what
they are hoping is a great year.
With the Olympics recently ending and
The Bahamas once again showing it can
hold its own against larger countries on the
track with two gold medals, it left me think-
ing why Abaco, which is the third largest
island in population, was not represented.
Abaco has sent its own to represent The
Bahamas against the world at the Olympic
level with Savetheda Fynes and Troy Mc-
Intosh most recently winning medals at the
top of their respective sports.
But there is no one in the pipeline to take
the place of these retired athletes. It has to do
with the fact that schools are opening once
again but no viable sporting programs and
facilities in place. Abaco has its disadvan-
tages when it comes to inter-school sports
because students have to travel from the far
south in Sandy Point and Moore's Island
to the north in Crown Haven or come over


from one of the cays by ferry. Because of
this students have to leave school right after
the bell sounds and thus can't stay behind
to compete in after school sports. Even if
they could, where would these student-ath-
letes train or practice. Abaco coaches are
proud and do not want their young athletes
to leave Abaco to go to New Providence or
Grand Bahama, but at the end of the day it
is for the betterment of the student-athlete.
Abaco has one substandard track, which
needs drastic repair or just a tear up job and
start over with a track that will not leave
young athletes with shin splints and other
leg injuries. There is one basketball gym on
the island and that is part of Agape Chris-
tan School. It is a nice gym, but it still
does not have a wooden floor, and it is not
open for anyone to go and practice, train
and compete in.
Then there is hardly any consistent com-
petition amongst their peers for these ath-
letes, and they rarely have opportunities to
test their skills against other athletes at the
same level as they are.
Government has promised new tracks,
gyms and fields and has done so for de-
cades and yet Abaco is still left lacking of
proper facilities. The coaches are here, but


there is no sense having good and dedicated
coaches when their efforts are deterred by
the lack of facilities. So school is once again
starting and students are either excited or
dreading to go back, but a staple of a good
education with a strong athletics program
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Weddings Threatened by Hanna and Ike


By Jennifer Hudson
Two uninvited wedding guests who
were certainly not welcomed by the brides
and grooms were Hanna and Ike. As Han-
na progressed on its path towards Abaco
with Ike on her heels, two wedding couples
at the Abaco Beach Resort were anxiously
watching and hoping and praying that their
weddings would still be able to go ahead
on the weekend
When I spoke with Resort Manager,
Mr. Bob Kramm, midweek, he said that he
and his staff were doing all they could to
ensure that these couples had a happy wed-
ding despite the weather. It would certainly
be memorable, but it needed to unforget-
table in a good way. If the storms were
to come over Abaco, the hotel had several
contingency plans in place for their guests,
and it was arranged that the cou-
ples could hold their ceremonies
in "Camp Hanna" which was
the designated shelter in the Be-
low Decks.
I spoke with both brides who
had come to Abaco hoping to be
married in the beautiful tropi-
cal sunshine to get their feelings
about their unscheduled changes
of plan. Diana Tarok and Frank
Wilmott were scheduled to be
married at 4 p.m. on Friday,
September 5. While admitting
that she was very disappointed
at how her plans had gone awry,
Diana was trying to be as opti-
mistic as possible about it all.
She and her fiance had traveled
all the way from Connecticut for
their wedding which they had Kirsty R
been planning for six months. after all
had pass


Fourteen close family members had
originally planned to be here for the wed-
ding, but they all cancelled because of the
storm. Diana was sad not to have any fami-
ly here and said that she would love to have
had her mother and father here as it was
her first time getting married. Her fianc6
was sorry not to have his brother present to
stand as his best man. Since the wedding
would not be the family ceremony they had
hoped for, Diana decided not even to wear
her long white bridal dress but instead to
get married in another short, white dress
that she happened to have in her suitcase.
"Everyone at the hotel has been really
nice, and I have made peace with the situa-
tion since Wednesday," she stated.
Kirsty Rhodes and Jake Siegel trav-
eled to Abaco from Oregon for their wed-


hodes and Jake Siegel had a beach wedding
on the Saturday after Tropical Storm Hanna
ed.


ding on Saturday, September 6. They and
twelve guests from Oregon, California and
Wisconsin decided to go ahead with their
plans and come despite the fact that they all
knew that the storms were coming. "My
Dad used to live in Miami and has experi-
enced storms so he told us that if it was just
a tropical storm, the weather would be bad
for a day but then it would clear up. So we
decided to come anyway.
All three of the groomsmen got here but
two of my bridesmaids didn't make it so
another friend is going to stand in," said
Kirsty. "The wedding is scheduled for 5
p.m. If the weather improves enough, we
will go ahead and have the wedding on the
beach as planned, but maybe we will have
to have it inside. Everybody is taking it
very well."
Kirsty and Jake had booked to spend
their honeymoon week at the resort. But
with the threat of Ike making things not
look too good, they decided to change


plans. Just a few hours before I spoke with
her, they had hurriedly booked a flight to
Cabot San Lucas to leave the day follow-
ing the wedding. "This is a beautiful re-
sort; everyone was so accommodating and
friendly. We will definitely come back,"
said Kirsty.

Post Script
Diana and Frank were married in the
hotel lobby as the weather was wet and
windy. Pastor Baillou officiated and mem-
bers of the hotel staff acted as witnesses.
Kirsty and Jake were able to have the
beach wedding they had dreamed of be-
cause by Saturday the storm had passed,
and it was a beautiful sunny day. Kirsty
wore a long white dress with train while
her groom wore khaki pants and white
dress shirt. They stood barefoot with the
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est standards. And all islands will be com-
patible for events, fostering a larger Abaco
community.
"Learning to sail teaches responsibility,
discipline and instills a sense of pride, les-
sons that will stay with those students for
life," says Hope Town instructor Matthew
McCoy.
The first major donation to the asso-
ciation came from the Hope Town Box
Cart Association, the group responsible
for organizing the annual soap box derby
in Hope Town to benefit youth sports. A
bare bones budget of $35,000 has been put
together to get the program started. Each
community is responsible for purchasing
its own boats and will contribute towards
the Abaco-wide program, but in order raise
all of the money needed additional support
is required.
The Abaco Junior Sailing Association is
looking for additional volunteer and finan-
cial support for this program. Your contri-
bution will help to make this program pos-
sible and will make a difference in the lives
of children throughout Abaco.
If you have any additional questions,
please contact Matthew McCoy in Hope
Town (kairosmatt@yahoo.com), James
Pleydell Bouverie (seabell@coralwave.
com) in Man-O-War or Rhiannon Thomas
Bethel in Guana.


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on Lubbers Quarter
By Mirella Santillo
In view of the higher price of fuel and
the energy crisis confronting most civilized
areas of the planet as well as the threat of
global warming and pollution, many are
considering renewable energy and sustain-
able living as an alternative to traditional
modes of energy and food supply. What
is sustainable living? According to Wiki-
pedia, the web encyclopedia, "Sustainable
living is the lifestyle of an individual or a
society that can be sustained with limited
exhaustion of natural resources. This life
often requires trade-offs such as transport,
housing energy and a diet that favor sus-
tainability."
Renewable energy is the use of alter-
natives to fossil fuel to produce electrical
power or combustible power. They include
biomass, bio-fuel, hydro-power, solar-
power, geothermal, wind power or ethanol
derived from plants or trees. Renewable
technologies are suited to small off-grid
applications such as rural areas or island
living where government-supplied power
is often unavailable or unreliable and ex-
pensive.
An illustration of sustainable living is
demonstrated on Lubber's Quarter, a bare-
ly populated cay located between Hope
Town and the main island of Abaco. Lub-
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As you step on the dock on the north
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few decades in time. Amidst tropical trees
and flowers two wood structures linked by
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room ventilated by two screened walls and
a ceiling fan. On the opposite side, outside
stairs lead to a great room built on top of
the breeze way, surrounded by a porch of-
fering an unobstructed view of Elbow Cay
and the Sea of Abaco. Drop into a ham-
mock and watch the bananaquits and doves
feed within reaching distance. Enjoy the
cool breeze. Forget about work, rush hour
traffic, phone calls, the stress of modern
day life style.
Shower in a garden room amidst climb-
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way, an "out-house" with full plumbing
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and to run the pump that brings the rain
water collected in two huge cisterns to the
various rooms. A refrigerator and a stove
are fueled by propane so the food you
brought with you will keep well and your
beer will stay cold. A ten-minutes walk will
take you to the other side of the island to a
beautiful white sand beach where the only
sounds come from the birds chirping and
the in and out rush of the tide. What a great
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be applied not just to a vacation spot but to
a more permanent way of life.
There are bananas and coconut trees on
the property. The soil seems rich enough
to grow a few basic vegetables and the
sea abounds with fish and conch. Lubbers
might not be the place to live year around,
but this type of living can easily be dupli-
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Health advisory committee is formed


By Samantha V. Evans
In an effort to improve healthcare ser-
vices provided by the Marsh Harbour
government clinic and its affiliate opera-
tors, an Abaco Health Advisory Commit-
tee was formed. The committee is made
up of members of the community, various
sectors of healthcare and the media. The
first meeting was held this past summer
when emergency procedures were dis-
cussed, and it was agreed that it needed
to be streamlined. The full layout of the
clinic was discussed to make it more pa-
tient-friendly and to improve the flow of
services offered.
Mr. John Pintard and Dr. Marc Binard
agreed to work on drawing a layout for
the proposed emergency room and its en-
trance. This emergency room will replace
the present registration and pharmacy
space. The public can be assured that the
clinic will be better equipped, have ade-
quate staffing and measures put in place to
improve patient service. At the next meet-
ing Dr. Binard informed the committee
of his plans to secure equipment for the
emergency room. However, he told them
that even with donations, there will still be
an outstanding amount of approximately


$50,000. He was able to locate a builder
to renovate the clinic when the committee
is able to cover the cost of material. It is
estimated that the cost to renovate the en-
tire area including the equipment will be
about $150,000.
Some of the concerns brought up at this
meeting included the change of location
of the EMS facility away from the Marsh
Harbour clinic, the archaic equipment be-
ing utilized at the clinic, inadequate staff-
ing, absence of proper trained personnel to
answer the clinic phone after hours, lack
of customer service, lack of staff training,
lack of patient advocates and lack of pre-
clinic talks. Some of these have already
been addressed to date.
All subsequent meetings were held to
update the committee on the progress of the
plans to renovate the clinic, to distribute
the community and staff surveys, to discuss
the plans for the Chief Medical Officer's
(CMO) visit, and to prepare the report of
the committee's plans for the Minister of
Health who has expressed great concern in
the efforts of the Committee and has plans
to meet with the body in the near future.
The Chief Councillor for Central Abaco,
Mr. Cubel Davis, pledged his support of


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and the appropriate members of the com-
mittee to make a presentation to the Coun-
cil so that they can assist in whatever way
they can.
During the summer the Chief Medical


Officer visited Abaco to meet with the
committee to get an update on their plans.
The committee is presently on break while
plans and the report are being completed.
The committee is expected to resume meet-
ings in October of this year.


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(/iawpoinf... Cable service is terrible
Hints for Helping Our
By Julian Lockhart forwarded to Grand Bahama. It is tiresome finding a good movie or Environment
Is it just me, or is Cable Bahamas do- Cable Bahamas is not saying what the starting to watch the game to have con-
ing a great job of trying to force Abaco- problem is whether it is technical or if it sistent breaks in service and have to miss VWater Conservation
nians to switch to satellite and Batelnet. need to upgrade equipment on the island part of the program. The sad part is there
Over the past month cable on Abaco has because the problem is not occurring in is no other choice for cable programming. Replace part of your lawn
been going down on a consistent basis. New Providence or Grand Bahama. Yet, Unless one decides to switch to satellite area with plants and shrubs.
Internet access has been shaky at best Abaconians continue to pay their bills for he is stuck until enough people stand up They will use less water and will
with consistent drops in service. Chan- substandard services and this is not a gov- and complain on a consistent basis to require less maintenance.
nels keep going off in the middle of pro- ernment agency but a private enterprise, force a change from Cable Bahamas.
grams and the entire system goes down It is time for Cable Bahamas to put an Use a manual lawn mower.
for hours. office back on Abaco and give the locals A gas mower used 40 hours
A couple of years ago Cable Baha- the same service as New Providence and
mas closed its office on Abaco and told Grand Bahama, considering the number Advertise in a year pollutes the environ-
Abaconians that they can pay their bills of patrons they have on the island. ment more than 12 cars driving
through the bank and get service by call- I am sure I am not the only person The Abaconian 12,000 miles in a year
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Abaconians have consistently com- ing done to fix them. Why it has taken
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Letters From Page 8

Have the tourists
deserted Abaco or
has Abaco deserted
the tourists?
Dear Editor,
This may sound like a crazy question,
but have you been out and about looking
at all the CLOSED signs on businesses.
Especially the restaurants! And it's not
just the mainland of Abaco, it is also on
the cays. By the time this gets to print,
I'm sure slowly, very slowly the local
businesses will reopen. But not before
much speculation and talk. And by talk
I mean most of the Abaco internet mes-
sage boards have several postings asking
"What is open in Abaco." If the answer
is nothing, then who in their right mind
would make Abaco their vacation desti-
nation? Why go somewhere if you can't
even get a meal. And we all know when
you are on vacation, most of us eat out
regularly.
We all need a vacation. A break from
our very busy everyday lives. But what
would it be like if everything at your va-
cation destination was closed? And un-
necessarily. We can run our businesses
on a scaled down work force until the
tourists figure out we are at least trying.
Our staff can also take staggered vaca-
tions. That way we all get the break we
need and deserve, just not all at once.
I am a business owner and the tourist
industry doesn't directly effect me, but
the trickle down effect has crippled my
business. If the tourists don't spend their
money at the restaurants or the food
store or anywhere locally, then the locals
don't have the income to spend either. So
these closures affect everyone.


Abaco is growing, and we can see that
in all the new developments, commercial
buildings, single family and multi family
structures being built. So it is important
to make our Abaco a welcoming place.
The Sun, Sand and Sea are what draws
the tourists and second homeowners to
our shores, but it is US that make it a
place that they want to come back to or
invest in. Maybe it is time to start some
forward thinking and change some of the
old habits. We will all benefit from keep-
ing our business doors open year round.
Hungry patron
Albury's Ferry
assistance was

greatly appreciated
Dear Sir,
On behalf of the electricity consum-
ers of Elbow Cay and Man-O-War Cay
and the entire traveling public, I wish to
thank Albury's Ferry for its generous
assistance to the community last Friday
and Saturday. [September 5 and 6 im-
mediately after Tropical Storm Hanna
passed] Even before the rough seas and
high winds had abated it provided free
transportation to the BEC repair crews
in order to restore electricity to Elbow
Cay and Man-O-War Cay. Some of these
areas had been without power for more
than 26 hours. In addition to this emer-
gency service, the ferries ran their regu-
lar schedule the next day free of charge
to all passengers.
The owners, operators and crew mem-
bers are to be commended for their self-
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though she was reluctant when first told
she would need to take the course to be-
come a Ministry of Tourism tour guide,
she found it extremely informative and
motivating, and it strengthened her pa-
triotism.
A well performed skit with a Bahama-
sair check-in desk as its setting was pre-
sented by the graduates which depicted
in a very amusing way what is a very se-
rious subject the contrast between good
and bad customer service. It clearly por-
trayed what to do and what not to do.
Brief congratulatory remarks were of-
fered by the Member of Parliament for
South Abaco, Mr. Edison Key.
Certificates were presented to the
graduates by Ms. Dushinka Roberts and
Mr. Key and a special award for the stu-
dent who had achieved the highest score
and shown the greatest participation in
class went to Debbie Patterson.
Following a recitation of the Mission
Statement and singing of This Land Is
Our Land by the graduates, the ceremo-
ny closed with a prayer by Bishop An-
thony Campbell, one of the graduates.


Swimming coaches

attended world clinic
The 2008 American Swimming Coaches
Association World Clinic was held in Las
Vegas from September 2 to 7th and was
attended by nine coaches from Swift Swim-
ming Clubs of which four were from Ab-
aco. The coaches train all levels of swim-
ming from the learning to swim, the Swim
America program, the Masters swimming
program and fitness level as well as com-
petitive swimming. This year's clinic had a
special attraction as the coaches got to hear
from Michael Phelp's coach Bob Bowman.
Coach Bowman spoke on Ten Secrets to
Success which revealed some of the work
and goal setting that went into producing
Phelp's eight gold medals at this year's
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Emergency Services
Police Marsh Harbour 367-2560
The following services are provided by volunteers
Fire Marsh Harbour 367-2000
Fire Dundas Town 367-2935 or 4935
Fire -Hope Town VHF Ch16
Fire Green Turtle Cay 365-4133
Fire -Man-0-War 365-6911
BASRA Bah Air Sea Rescue Assoc all areas Marine VHF 16
Hope Town 366-0500 Marsh Harbour 367-3752
GuanaCay 365-5178 Treasure Cay 365-8749


Medical Services
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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 .....................


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Gov freight dock through Dundas Town $10 + $3
Murphy Town to Shell Sta $14 + $4
Pelican Shores to Frankie Russel house $14 + $4
Eastern Shores to Peas & Rice house $14+ $4
Beyond Russell house or Peas & Rice house $16 + $5
Great Cistern $20 + $5
Spring City $15 + $5
Snake Cay $35 + $10
Treasure Cay $60 + $10
Casuarina Point $60 + $10
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Abaco Dive Adventures, Marsh Harbour.............................367-2963
Above & Below, Marsh Harbour 367-0350
Dive Abaco 1978, Marsh Harbour 367-2787
Froggies, Hope Town 366-0431
Treasure Divers, Treasure Cay 365-8571
Brendal's Dive, Green T. Cay 365-4411
Dive Guana 365-5178
Man-0-War 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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www.abaconian.com
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 I, 2008
Available 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


Dm


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

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

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


Abaco Marinas Slips Fuel Phone
Walker's Cay
W alker's Cay -.................................. Closed
Green Turtle Cay
Bluff House ................45....... F......365-4200
Green Turtle Club ......32....... F......365-4271
Black Sound Marina...15................365-4531
Other Shore Club.......12....... F......365-4195
Abaco Yacht Service..10....... F......365-4033
Treasure Cay
Treasure Cay Marinal50 ...... F......365-8250
Man-O-War
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


Everyone
reads The
Abaconian
Bikes & Scooters Boats Cars & Carts
Rentals Marsh Harbour
A& P Car Rentals ............................. 367-2655
B & B Boat Rentals ............................ 367-7368
Bargain Car Rentals........................... 367-0500
Blue Wave Boat Rentals ................... 367-3910
Concept Boat Rentals..................... 367-5570
Power Cat Boat Rentals ..........................
Quality Star Car Rentals (Texaco) ..... 367-2979
Rainbow Boat Rentals ................... 367-4602
Rental Wheels Scooters, Bikes, Cars 367-4643
Rich's Boat Rentals .......................... 367-2742
Sea Horse Boat Rentals ................... 367-2513
Sea Star Car Rentals ........................ 367-4887
Green Turtle Cay
Bay Street Rentals + ........477-5300 365-4070
Brendals Dive Bikes & Kayak rental...365-4411
C & D Cart Rental ...................... 365-4084
D & P Cart Rental ....................... 365-4655
Donnie's Boat Rentals.........................365-4119
New Plymouth Cart Rentals..365-4188 or 4149
Reef Boat Rentals ............................. 365-4145
Sea Side Carts & Bikes...................... 365-4147
T &ACart Rentals.............................. 375-8055
Guana Cay
Donna Sands Cart Rentals ............... 365-5195
Dive Guana Boats & Bikes................. 365-5178
Orchid Bay Cart rentals...................... 354-5175
Man-O-War
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
Man-O-War
David Albury ....... 365-6059


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Crossing Rocks
Tony Russell .......366-3259
Cherokee
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
SFerry to Hope Town, Man-0-War or Guana Cay Its an adventure


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

Hope Town
Abaco Inn ...................$$$.............366-0133
Cap'n Jacks .......................$ ............. 366-0247
Harbour's Edge............... $$.............366-0087
H T Harbour Lodge .......$$$ .............366-0095
Munchies ........................... +.. .+.... 366-0423
Sea Spray .................$$ ...........366-0065
Lubber's Quarter
Cracker P's......................................... 366-3139
Man-O-War
Hibiscus ..................... .................. 365-6380
Island Treats Snack Bar..................... 365-6501
Guana Cay
Docksiders ............ .........$ ... 365-5230
Grabbers......................$$$ .............365-5133
Nippers ........................$$$ ............365-5143
Orchid Bay .....................$$$.............265-5175
Treasure Cay
Florence's Cafe ................$
Coconuts......................
Harbour Cafe ....................$.............365-8635
Hudson's Delight .............. ............365-8648
Spinnaker Restaurant ...$$$.............365-8469
Touch of Class .............$$$........... 365-8195
Green Turtle Cay
Bluff House................$$$.............365-4200
Jolly Roger Bistro.............$$............. 365-4200
Green Turtle Club ..........$$$.............365-4271
Harvey's Island Grill.........$$.............365-4389
Laura's Kitchen ...............$$.............365-4287
Mclntosh's Restaurant ....$$.............365-4625
Plymouth Rock Cafe.......................... 365-4234
Rooster's Rest ................$$....... ....365-4066
Sundowners..................... H Cafe Open Nights Only |
Wrecking Tree Restaurant
Sandy Point
Nancy's .........................
Pete & Gays .................$$$ ............ 366-4119
Rickmon Bonefish Lodge................... 366-4477


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


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October 1, 2008


HOMES HOMES HOMES HOMES

Elbow Cay Great Guana Cay Great Guana Ca -


Hope Town
4 Bedrooms, 2 1/2 Bath
S2. 2,200 s.f. Residence
1,000 s.f Porches & Decks
-1- Boat House & Prvate C .
Dock on the Harbour
Fabulous Harbour Views
Great Rental History
"Slbir" # H1104 $1,150,000. "Prilrr 's T'7rrt"

GREAT GUANA CAY'
* "SEA-TO-BAY"- 115 Acres 1,198' of Waterfontage Over 500' -
of Protected Boat Basin Frontage Superb Building Sites Good
elevation Fabulous Views Perfect for development or Elegant Private
Estate. #GGV1008 $9,995,000.

* "SANDCASTLE" 2 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths. 960 s.f. Residence -
Covered Porch Land 5,000 sf Dock Access -Fumished
#GGH1011 $375,000. "Ai Cf"

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"Jrnkajnoo 'spJL h" p. In I 55'0,000

Green Trtle Cay
SBedrooxs 4Bahs
S4977 s. Residence
3.5 Acres Sea-to-Sea
S130' Ocea oBeaahont
'"'200' onCoco Bay
Private Dockon Coco Bay
15KW Aux Gen.
600 GPD Watemaker
#GTH1097 Four Possible Sale
Opions- From: $848,00 for
acre wldock lic. onCoeo Bay.
"So Li hrt to $3,4e0,000 fb0 eatisn Eata

SCOTLAND CAY
* "SUMMER CA4 P"- 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths -1,300 s.f Residence
300' of Ocean Beach 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath Guest House "Playhouse"
with Bar Covered & Open Decks Fabulous Ocean Views
#SCH1094 $2,140,000
*"BLESSIVG HOUSE" 4 Bedrooms. 2 Baths 1600 s.f of residence
-785 s.f. wrap around porch 23,938 s.f. .549 Acre land 180 degree views
250' to the Atlantic Beach 2401 sf garage 28,000 gallon cidstern Fully
furnished Runway & Dock access #SCH1093 $895,000.

TILLOO CAY
"BOUNTIFULLY BLESSED" 2 Bedroom, 1.5 Bath
800 s.f residence- 3.75Acr seat sea- 109' of frontage on Sea ofAbaco -
106' on Atlantic Boat basin with lift 170' of dock Swimmig Pool
Approved plans for 3/2 New England Style cottage
#TLH1086 $1,595,000.

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

WVOOD CAY
* "VLLA GLADYS" 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths 1,147 s.f. Residence
-21,213s.f.-0.487Acre 75' water frontage to Build dock -
Great bonefishing area Tranquility at its best
#ANH1014 $289,000.


125 Acre Estate
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bath
i -1,760 s.f. Residence
Covered & Open Decks
r;is'rl 593' of Ocean each
664' on Sea ofAbaco
-F 1 ,,1 ..,,:, ,-s? Tier. s
_i ireP _.o.ir Baain


rflrh' -59,9995,000. Ih'I.h Hill" I


- 3 Bedrooms. 3 Baths.
-1,686 s.f Residence
-725 s.f. Open Decks.
-80' ofPrime Beachfront
-Over 1/4 Acre
- Superb Ocean Views
- Semi-private Dock
- 31) K _-_il *.. .... ,,
i- cagi .hd H ,
a;'GGHC75 $1.30)00


Great Guana Cay / Great Guana Cay -
Settlement- Commnercial
at Main Public Dock 2 Bedrooms, I Baths
Best Location in town 768 sf Residence
1,900 s.f. Colonial Bldg.- 336 sf Open Deck
400 s.f. Cov. Verandah Central Air
- Commercial Grade Beachfront
Kitchen Central, Convenient
- Land- 96'x84'- 8,064 s.f. Location
Great Restaurant or Retail fabulous Ocean Views
"-- Fully Furnished
4#GHHII09 -$1,200,000. Bs H-..e" I H:. -O-. GHHT $699,00.


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.Jroom, 2 Bath
1- 4 a, i, rivy i7 Vlola
k "icried ",crenw'I Polirie
Li-n ..I 7 -4 '1 ft
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SLunpleIte PRnojaon 200
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L ;T H 11il $995.0ol


MAN-O-WAR CAY
"HARBOUR LIGHT" Dickie's Cay 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths -
1,560 s.f Residence 1,040 s.f Verandahs 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath Guest
house 1.824 Acres Entire S.E. Point of Dickie's Cay Private
Dock. Auxiliary Generator Superb Views Furnished.
J #VWHI1099 $2,200,000.
"VIKING" -Dickie's Cay 5 Bedrooms, 3 1/2 Baths. 3,360 s.f
Residence 1,200 s.f. Covered Deck 0.84 Acres Sea-to-Sea Private
136' Dock -Auxiliary Generator Superb Harbour Views -Furnished
#lRfWH1001 $1,995,000.
"FRESH WIND LANDING" -Dickie's Cay 3 Bedrooms, 3 1/2
Baths 2,460 s.f. Residence 1,400 s-f Porches-Decks 1 Bed, 1
bath Snore Box 7,500 s.f Land Private 93' Dock. 40 KW Aux.
Generator Superb Harbour Views #MVH107lO $1,200,000.
"SCHOONER'S LANDING" Five Oceanfront Condominiums
-T -Three 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath- Two 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath with Bunkroom.
-CentralA/C- Fully Furnished Equipped Fresh Water Pool
On-Island Management Great Rental Property
#MVWH1069 73 from: $395,000 to $455,000.


Man-O-War Cay Man-O-War Cay
Easter arour 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath.
-2 Bedrooms. 2 Baths ,- 660 s.f Residence.
-1,030 sf Residence 240 sfStudio
-1,290 s.f Covesed Dek DockHouse
-0.377 Acres Land-Sea-to-Sea
82' Ocean Frntage .L .-- 36.775 s-f-.8442Acre
-Semi-Priate Dock,. .- 100' Ocean Beach Front
- Superb Ocean Views .- --_ .ate Dckc On Ocek

#MWH1076 $1,550,000. ", o,, L-u F b 1os -.25000
"Bosii Dre" i# I)MWH 1012 $1,250,000.


2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths-
1,921 s.f. Residence.
N*11 ,... E-2 Bedroom, I Bath
--" _- -_400 s.f Guest Cabin
172' Ocean BeachFront
1.189 Acres
Beautifully Landscaped

,- 1l. n |Vie % "..s
S _ #..Hrll9 $L165,000. "BnHoesneood"
M~ "an-O-War Cay -
Setllenpment


Man-O-War Cay-
Settlement
-4 Pedr. cor, 1 SBi tl:
!,20 i f r.-rJ~,..

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-Bea iliCulll a L. I
-Fully FW .in .u- I .
Equipped


Ma sh Harbour -
Sunrise Bay
-4 Bei.c;I:mns,4 Baths
-4,4C.' -.f New Residence
,- 74" i f Covered
Vei,, ".'hs &Balconies.
- 0 3394 Acre 14,787 s.f
- S,,,riniinii' I':cl
-30 W Air1i.uay Gen.
- Bo,1t $Sl:
lvlP-1104 $2,700,000.


VACANT LAND


VACANT LAND


GREAT GUANA CAY
* "BLUE LAGOON" Parcel # 45 Orchid Bay 43,480 s.f -
0.9982 Acre 190.88' on Sea ofAbaco frontage prime building site -+/-
15' elevations Orchid Bay amenities -Allows for private deeded dock-
mature trees. #GGV1087 $940,000.
* "112-112A" Fabulous waterfront building site TWvo
parcels containing a total of69,197 s.f. 1.588 Acres 241' of
Sea ofAbaco Frontage- great elevations to 42' above sea level
cGV1112 NEW LISTING $850,000.
* "AERIE" Parcel # 58 Orchid Bay 174,775 s.f 4.012 Acres -
Orchid Bay amenities.- One of the Highest Points in Orchid Bay -
Fabulous Panoramic Views. #GGV1077 $850,000.
* "CLAIRE'S BEACH"- Beachfront Building Site 31,243 s.f -
0.717 Acre 117' Beach Frontage Dock Access Good Elevation -
Superb Ocean Views -Lush Vegetation, #GGV1006 $790,000.
* "SECRET BEACH" 16,500 s.f over 1/3 Acre 100' of Ocean
shoreline Over 200' of depth Prime Ocean-front building site Good
elevations Deeded dock access. #GGV1092 $375,000.
* "CAPTAIN'S COVE"- 6,653 s.f -.0152Acre -45.47' ofSeaofAbaco
frontage Prime building site can cany a private dock 180 degree views -
underground electric and paved road. #GGV1091 $375,000.
"Cottage Parcel # 10" Orchid Bay 14,574 s.f 0.3346 Acre -
82.20' on the Sea ofAbaco Great Views Orchid Bay amenities.-
#GGV1077 NEW LISTING $366,000.


GREEN TURTLE CAY
* "CONCHED OUT" offered in 1 to 4 prime sites -100' -460' of
water frontage -Atlantic Beach and Sea of Abaco frontage available -
10'-32' elevations 360 views Very private Area
#GTV1008 $546,000. $3,000,000.
* "PLAZ; VGHOOKY"- 15,948 s.f 0.3661 Acre -Prime Building
Site Unobstructed views of Coco Bra Public DockAccess Beach
Access 50'from Coco Bay Beach. #GTV1080 $625,00.
* "COCO BAYVIEW" 32,690 s.f. 0.7567 Acre -DockfAccess -
Beach Access Good Elevation. #GTV1009 $291,000.
* "COCOBAYBREEZE" -- 19,558 s.f 0.4490 Acre -Prime
Building Site DockAccess Beach Access, #GTV1007 $167,500.
* "CASUARNA" 8,126 s.f 0.1865 Acre Comerlot- Primebuilding
site Central location Short walk to Bita Bay Beach Snorkel right offshore
#GTV1074 $112,500.
LYNYARD CAY
* "LYNW RD PALMS" 42,906 s.f. 0.985 Acre +/- 134' of Sea of
Abaco frontage Prime Building Site Build private dock
- Well established Coconut trees Views of Sea of Abaco and Atlantic
Ocean. #LCV1090 $274,000.
MAN-O-WAR CAY
* "GRAND BOIS" Rare Prime Ocean-front building site 0.51
Acre 125' Atlantic Ocean frontage Central Location -Fabulous Ocean
Views Lush Native Foli age. #MWV 1081 $695,000.


MAN-O-WAR CAY
* "SMMERPLACE" Prime Building Site- 10,719 s.f 0.246 Acre
-Over 150' of Sea of Abaco frontage Concrete Sewall on Sea of Abaco -
103' x 6' private dock on Man-O-War harbour Fabulous Sea of Abaco
views. # WV1082 $395,000.
MARSH HARBOUR
* GREATABACO CLUB Parcels # 6A an # 7A # 6A -
9,243 sq.ft. # 7A 13,845 sq.ft Private Dockage -Great Sea ofAbaco
Views. #6A-#MHV1102 $970,000. #7A-#MHV1103 $1,455,000.
#6A & #7A $2,182,000.
* GREAT ABACO CLUB Parcels # 48 ad # 49
- # 48 7,548 sq.ft. # 49 7,117 sq.t 50' of Boat Basin Frontage.
Semi-Private Docks Ridge Parcels Good Elevation.
#48-#MHV1100 $667,00. #49-MHVll 101 $667,010.
SAND BANKS
* "Saa~dBant' Cree # 2" 47,524 sft. 1.091 Acres. 108'
of frontage on Sand Banks Creek, 540'inDepth. 80' on S.C.
Bootle Highway #ACV1113- NEW STING $108,000
SCOTLAND CAY
*"141 Hilside Developer Parces" Over 1/2Acre with beach
access. Aircraft Landing Rights and Boat Slips available
NEW ULISTING Priced from: $170,000 $438,000
PRIVATE ISLAND LITTLE BAHAMA BANK
"CAVE CA4S" +/- 220 Acres 27,342 lin.ft 4.5 nautical
miles of shoreline +/- 20' elevations Beaches Lagoons Harbors -
Coves Vista's Controlling depth of 4.5 Between east end of Grand
Bahama and west end of Little Abaco #API10g8 PRICE UPON REQUEST
8.15.08


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The


Abaconian


SE=CM I ON"


VOLUME 16, NUMBER 19 OCTOBER 1st, 2008


New Education office was officially opened

The Hon. Carl Bethel praised Abaco for outstanding accomplishments


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The Hon. Carl Bethel, Minister of Education, came to Abaco to officially open the new Education office in Marsh Harbour located
on Don MacKay Boulevard in the Josh Hann Plaza. He was very pleased with several schools on Abaco for their high BJC exami
nation results, in particular S.C. Bootle High School for 97percent of its students making a grade of C or better on the math exam.
Shown here are Mr. Patrick Bethel and Mrs. Sybil Ferguson, two outstanding educators who cut the ribbon during the ceremony;
Administrator Theophilus Cox; Mrs. Lenora Black, Abaco's Education Superintendent; Mr. Carl Bethel; Mrs. Elma Garroway,
Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education; and Adminstrator Cephas Cooper.


By Jennifer Hudson
Officially opening the new Abaco office
of the Department of Education in the Josh-
Hann Plaza in Marsh Harbour on Septem-
ber 12 was the Minister of Education, the
Hon. Carl W. Bethel. "I commend Mrs.
Lenora Black, District Superintendent for
Abaco Schools, for setting a new standard
of excellence in the way Abaco's Depart-
ment of Education presents itself to all in
our community. Mrs. Black's main focus
is the achievement of the children in an
environment conducive to learning and the
department offers an improved standard of
service and leadership in the district," he
stated.
Min. Bethel mentioned Mrs. Black's
focus this year on parental involvement
and stated, "Parental involvement is criti-
cal to the success of a student. We urge
parents to take an active role in the educa-
tion of their children. Help children with
their homework, supervise their access to

Please see Education Page 2


Local government

seminar reviews rules


Royal Bahamas Defence Force Band

presents a concert


Elected members of Local Government
and appointed board members attended an
Induction Training Seminar on September
18 at the Spinnaker Restaurant in Treasure
Cay. The Hon. Byran Woodside, Minister
of State for Lands and Local Government,
was the keynote speaker. It was designed
to define and explain the various duties and
responsibilities of the town committees,
councils and boards.
Local Government came into being in
1996 and elections of town committees
and councils take place every three years.
A training seminar after each election is
usually held either locally or in Nassau to
teach those new to the system the way that
local government works. Each participant


was given a folder that included copies of
the Local Government Act the manual of
local government procedures and acts that
are relevant to local government.
Mr. Woodside in his speech lost no time
in telling the group that they must adhere
to the letter of the law in the Local Gov-
ernment Act and adhere to the guidelines
in the Manual, that they were empowered
with a high level of authority to make deci-
sions on behalf of the people they serve.
And with this authority comes a high de-
gree of accountability.
He mentioned that the public is allowed
to sit in meetings to observe. For the town
Please see Local gov. Page 4


I Minister views site


of proposed project


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Minister of State for Local Government, the Hon. Bryan Woodside, in white cap, ac
companies local government members on a tour of Dundas Town and Murphy Town
to understand to goals they want for their towns. Here Cay Mills is th, i iwag, to Mr.
Woodside a proposed project at Brown Bay Park that would extend a seawall and cre
ate a beach for local residents. Between the two men is Administrator Cephas Cooper
and to the right is Administrator Alexander Flowers from Nassau.


September 27


S7 pm


Abaco Beach Resort

Tickets $25


Hurricane victims on Inagua

will receive assistance


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Students of Angel's Academy in Marsh Harbour collected money outside Price Right
for disaster relief for the residents of Inagua. The students first decorated the pails
used at several locations for raising money. They are shown here with the principal
of the school, Ms. Barbara Johnson. All monies collected will be given to NEMA for
distribution on Inagua.


By Jennifer Hudson
A call-in show on Radio Abaco was
organized by the Central Abaco Disas-
ter Relief Committee on September 19
to raise funds for the hurricane victims
of the southeast Bahamas. The goal was
to raise $15,000 during the two-hour
show. By the time the show went off air
the sum of $15,875 had been pledged


and Mr. Roscoe Thompson, Chairman
of the Marsh Harbour Town Committee
who was assisting in hosting the show,
pledged the amount needed to round the
figure off to $16,000. Mr. Silbert Mills
of Radio Abaco and Pastor of Friendship
Tabernacle Church, said that he hoped
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October 1, 2008


New Education office is spacious


Education From Page 7

the Internet, turn off the television, read
with your children, set good examples and
support your community school in its vi-
sions, goals and objectives," he urged. "I
am very impressed with Mrs. Black's vi-
sion and her goal which states Excellence
for each student in each classroom in each
school. I thank Mrs. Black for bringing
back visionary leadership to this district
and for championing the cause of children
to reach higher heights and be all they can
be.
"I want to let the students know how
proud I am of the Abaco district which
has been making national headlines during
the past year. Firstly with a student from
the St. Francis de Sales School winning
the National Spelling Bee and then a stu-
dent from the Hope Town Primary School


being named Student of the Year," said
Mr. Bethel. He praised the S.C. Bootle
High School, Forest Heights Academy and
Agape Christian School for their excellent
results in the BJC examinations. "This has
set a standard of educational excellence
that all must emulate," he said. He then
informed students of the emphasis now
being placed on getting Family Island stu-
dents into the College of The Bahamas.
Students with five BCGSE passes at C or
above including mathematics and English
will receive free tuition at COB and can
also receive help with travel if they cannot
afford it.
To all the children Min. Bethel said,
"You are a child of the universe with a
right to be here. You can be all you want
to be if you embrace all that is done for
you and can achieve your dreams through
education."


Students from several schools entertaineda e audience atr e opening of mte new Euca-
tion office on September 12. Here the students ofJ.A. Pinder Primary School in Sandy
Point are singing. The entertainment included several pieces played by the Wesley Col
lege School Band, the only school band on Abaco.


Ph: 242-367-3231
Fax: 242-367-3233
Cell: 242-458-2446
Sea Star Building
(beside Maxwell's)
Marsh Harbour t
Perry Thomas
Endless Summer #508, Eastern Shores, 2 story, 4 bedrooms, 2 bath-
S rooms. 210' water frontage, 80'
i dock, 6' low water, 9,000 Ib.
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
$434,600
Duplex and house #507 two 2-bedroom one-bath apartments
and house with 2 bed and 1
bath. Sold together. Priced at
$307,400


Great Business Opportunity #506 for someone wanting to
purchase a restaurant that
is ready to go with all the
necessary equipment needed to
operate this lovely building, has
sea views, is on 100'x120' lot.
Priced $424,000. Buyer will pay 5% gov. stamp tax and own legal fees.
Four bedroom, 4 bathroom 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-
ing, Jacuzzi tub in master bath.
Appraised at $600,000 REDUCED $402,800


Following the official opening, a tour of
schools in South Abaco was planned for
Mr. Bethel since he had toured those in
North Abaco during a previous visit. He
stated that his plan is to identify ongoing
problems to make every school conducive
to learning and mentioned especially the
new technical block, administration offices
and staff room which will be constructed at
the Abaco Central High School at a cost of
over $1 million.
In her remarks and introduction of the
Minister, Mrs. Elma Garraway, Perma-
nent Secretary with the Ministry of Educa-
tion who has spent many years as an edu-
cator, said that it was a very special day
for her to see the progress in the Abaco
District and for the students to see how
proud everyone is in Abaco's success. She
applauded the vision, stamina and high ex-
pectations of the Education Department.
Mrs. Garraway threw out a challenge: "I
would like to see if we can have an 'All
Bahamas Public School Merit Scholar'
from the Abaco District. This looks very
possible from what I have seen today," she
stated. A Merit Scholar receives $30,000 a
year to attend any of the best universities in
North America.
In her vote of thanks, Mrs. Lenora Black
thanked the students for making the open-
ing ceremony a most memorable event by
performing with excellence and the teach-
ers for preparing the students. On behalf of
the 5,000 plus students and 200 plus teach-
ers of the Abaco District she expressed
gratitude to all for sharing in this historic
occasion and in an emotional recognition
of her Education office staff she thanked
them from the bottom of her heart.
Mrs. Black presented a cheque to


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 1 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.
Great rental income. Sale price
$650,000 net.



Duplex, 2 1-bed, 1-bath apts. off Forest Drive in Dundas Town
$140,000


the Minister of an initial donation in the
amount of $3,128.60 collected by the boys
and girls of Abaco as a token of good-
will towards the school children of Inagua
to assist in the rebuilding of their school.
"The Abaco District has been shaken to
the core by numerous monstrous storms,
and we want to show empathy for our col-
leagues," she avowed.
The cutting of the ribbon across the door
to officially open the Education Office was
performed by veteran educators Patrick
Bethel and Sybil Ferguson following an
Act of Dedication by Pastor David Cart-
wright of Marsh Harbour Gospel Chapel.
Many students from schools across Ab-
aco performed in various roles at different
stages during this delightful and impres-
sive ceremony. Santrecia Hield from the
Moore's Island All Age School and Antho-
ny Young of the S.C. Bootle High School
performed very confidently as moderators
and young Jonnajah Bootle of St. Francis
de Sales School, who is known for her
prowess as a public speaker, delivered the
welcome address. She urged all students
to read as many books as possible saying;
"Let us tie up the lion of illiteracy and ren-
der him powerless in The Bahamas." Pre-
fects from the Abaco Central High School
formed an honour guard for the Minister
of Education as he made his way to the
platform.
The musicians of the Wesley College
Band did a superb job of keeping everyone
entertained while awaiting the commence-
ment of the ceremony. Their music was
interspersed with the song Look Where
God Has Brought Us performed by the stu-

Please see Education Page 76


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

Great Cistern Estates Nine lots for sale in new gated
community in Great Cistern, Abaco. Residential only
Lot A 8,491 sf $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 11, 44, 112. These lots are priced
individually. 11,0221 SOLD I
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 1 bed/1 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
1 two-bedroom, one-bath. $145,000 net
6 lots in Marsh Harbour off Don MacKay Blvd.
4 lots 10,286.1 sq. ft. $59,659 each
2 lots 12,086.1 sq. ft. $70,099 each
5 lots in Murphy Town, water view, across from Abaco
Block and Concrete, could be commercial, 56,260 sq. ft. Sold together
$253,171
Sold separately 3 lots $48,614 each, 1 at $48,730, 1 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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BLAcxt-ON I Hula-A-WAY Secluded cottage. LtLWAnI YACHt iCLUU Is a historical revival
perched 30 feet above sea level, breathtaking ocean community with dock and manna. Lots and home
views from every room, U5I350,000. packages available.-rom S275,000. $1,350,000.
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4 bath witl ia geosI verantdhs and commanding iltrles. l4fL eur ft,'a .[p'rl.r.rin. ~ .luiews Private
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LoT 10 BEACHFRON T Located In
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CROSSWINDS SEA Views 4 bed 3 hath,
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Rules for local gov. members were reviewed


Local gov. From Page 7
committees and councils one important
function is to allocate funding in a re-
sponsible way. He encouraged them to be
receptive to the advice offered by the ad-
ministrator who is the central government
representative.
Mr. Woodside told the group that the
work of the statutory boards is very im-
portant for the smooth development of our
communities. He encouraged them to set
aside partisan politics and work together
for the good of the communities. He con-
cluded with the statement local government
is best for the people because it is the gov-
ernment that is nearest to the people.
Also speaking at the seminar was Ms.
Donna Delancy, Deputy Treasurer, who
admonished the group to be disciplined in
taking care of their communities. They need
to know the controls. They have a mandate
from the people and they must carry it out.
The stakeholders need to know that local
government has carried out their mandate.


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Ms. Delancy feels there needs to be chang-
es in the audit reports that will show if they
do not follow the guidelines they have. The
Treasury produces the final accounting at
the end of the year. She also urged them to
work closely with the administrators who
are ultimately responsible for the expendi-
tures of the local government funds. They
must follow the law. If they want to deviate
from the rules, they must get permission in
writing from the proper authority.
Ms. Delancy explained that government
revenues are down and that local govern-
ment members can be helpful in collecting
funds due government. Each district has
a budget, and the members must be com-
mitted to following this plan. Any changes
must be authorized by the minister. Gov-
ernment has a system of purchase orders in
place which is a control mechanism. This
guarantees that the money is in place to pay
for specific items. Three quotations are re-
quired for all work. They need to make
sure work is done satisfactorily before au-
thorizing payment. She recommended that


they show convincing justification of their
requests for funding. She explained that
the system stays in place; it is permanent
even though the people change.
Also speaking at the seminar was Ad-
ministrator Alexander Flowers, who
served in Central Abaco several years ago
but is now in Nassau. He reviewed the
general concepts of local government. He
pointed out that local government is sub-
ordinate to central government and central
government will step in when necessary.
The local government members must con-
sult with the people that elected them and
they must follow the policies and advice of
central government. Mr. Flowers empha-
sized that any contracts they make must be
able to stand up in court. If they make a
decision that someone does not like, they
can be taken to court.
Mr. Flowers explained that councils in
Schedule 2 districts appoint board mem-
bers. He urged them to choose interested
persons who will be willing to perform.
The board members should have vision
and be capable of making good decisions.
Another duty of the councils is working
with the budget. Councils do not necessar-
ily receive the money that they requested.


The groups have to adjust to the new figure
and must exercise prudence and fair play
when dividing up the funding. Mr. Flow-
ers spoke briefly about the relationship of
the councils and administrators. Councils
must take the advice of the administra-
tors as they represent central government.
However, the administrators must respect
the authority of the town committees and
councils.
He reviewed the functions of the Statuto-
ry Boards. The Road Traffic Board is com-
posed of members from the three councils
on mainland Abaco and deals mainly with
taxi franchises. He also reviewed the duties
of the Hotel Licensing Board. Inspections
of hotels are made by the fire inspectors
of the Police Department, Environmental
Health checking kitchens, dining facilities
and sanitation, Works checking the integ-
rity of structures and Tourism the overall
condition of the hotel. The local boards
follow up on these inspections and are em-
powered to grant licenses when the busi-
ness is in compliance. The boards also see
that the hotels submit the room tax that

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The Hon. Bryan Woodside, Minister of State of Local Government and Lands, was the
guest of honour at the Local Government Induction Training Seminar held on September
18 at the Spinnaker Restaurant in Treasure Cay. He spoke to the group admonishing them
to go by the law and the guidelines and encouraging them to have vision. He is shown
here on the right. Others at the head table included, left to right, Administrator Benjamin
Pinder of South Abaco, Ms. Donna Delancy, Deputy Treasurer, Chief Councillor Preston
Roberts of Sandy Point.


4Zc OCEAN BLUE PROPERTIES OD
Sales, Rentals and Property Management
Member B.R.E.A.
G.P.O. Green Turtle Cay, Abaco, Bahamas
Telephone 1-561-283-3781 Telephone/Fax 1-242-365-4636
E-mail: oceanblu@batelnet.bs www.oceanblueproperties.com
ON GREEN TURTLE CAY:
New! On the Sea of Abaco two newly constructed two story townhouses. Each
3 bed, 21/2 baths. Central A/C. 1320 sq. ft. plus over 700 sq. ft. of porches.
Beautiful waterviews and sunsets. $1,295,000 plus 7% to close each
New! Seven lots. Good buildable land. Lots range in size from 10,000 sq. ft.
to 19,175 sq. ft. Priced from B$84,000 to B$244,000 with all closing costs
included. Located in quiet residential neighborhood with short walk to Coco
Bay Beach.
New! Spacious furnished home 2 bed/ 21/ bath, 1/3 acre, A/C throughout.
Located in quiet residential area near Coco Bay Beach, Atlantic Ocean Beach
and public dock and ramp. $399,000 plus 2% legal fees
1/4 acre lot just 300 ft. from Gillam Bay Beach. Purchaser must be prepared
to build immediately at his cost. Approved house plan provided by seller.
House will offer outstanding views of the Sea of Abaco; Gilliam Bay and Peli-
can Cay. $399,000.00 plus 12% closing costs
19,171 sq.ft. lot within walking distance of Coco Bay Beach. Located in
high end quiet neighborhood with close access to resorts and a public dock.
B$250,000.00 with all closing costs in.
Three bedrooms two bath house with swimming pool thirty feet above and
overlooking the Sea of Abaco. Newly built and never been occupied. Tile
floors throughout. Central A/C. W/D. Landscaped. $1,560,000.00 with all
closing costs included.
One half acre lot near the Green Turtle Club and a public dock. Offers possible
view of White Sound from as yet unbuilt house. Parcel priced at $170,000.00
firm with all closing costs in.
ON SCOTLAND CAY:
Beautiful lot located in protected bayside cove on the Sea of Abaco. 117' of
waterfront by 193' deep. Dock possible. $550,000.00 plus 7% to close.
UNDER CONTRACT: VILLA PASHA $2.545 million


me LawKlns Sisiers o0 ivlurpny I own entenainea ime Local covernmeni members win
selections that were well received. They sang during breaks that were included in the six
hour seminar.


The Abaco Real Estate Specialists!
10M.


Donna Darville
Marsh Harbour
242-367-SOLD (7653)
donna@paradisebahamas.co


PARADISE


Frank Knowles
Hope Town
242-577-0339
frank@paradisebahamas.com


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BAHAMA CORAL ISLAND #2250 Lots starting from $25,000
MARSH HARBOUR #699 Triplex $425,000
#2081 "Sunrise Bay" Lot #2. $250,000
#698 2 bedroom/ 2 bath home in private location, awesome
view of Sea of Abaco and Hope Town light
house. $650,000
YELLOW WOOD #759 corner lot $1 SOLD Iterior lot $71,000
"CASUARINA COTTAGE" #1873 2 bed 1 bath cottage on the
canal. $200,000
BAHAMA PALM SHORES
#1975 Lots starting from $25000
#1795 2 bed 1 bath house with cottage, steps from the beach.
Reduced from $295,000 Now $235,000
PINEHURST Lots available for $20,000
LONG ISLAND #1994 interior lot 75' x 100' $40,000
Rentals and Property Management Available
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Sales Team of
Ed & Cindy Newell
James Moir Broker


TREASURE CAY
"Argyll House" # 483 Elegantly furnished, elegant 4 bed,
5.5 bath, 6,900 s/f Ocean Blvd. estate on 1.6 landscaped
acres with 153' beachfront. Includes vehicles & 2 additional
residential lots REDUCED TO $3,995,000.
"Peace & Plenty"# 1059 7 bed, 4.5 bath, 2 storey furnished
Ocean Blvd. home. 163'of beach frontage, 1.453 landscaped
acres, magnificent sea views, superior finishes. $3,800,000.
"FinalApproach" # 601 Recently renovated, furnished
canal front 2 storey, 5,500 s/f 5 bedroom, 4.5 bath private home
on large property, 100' private dock, 4 car garage $2,625,000.

"Another World" # 1007- Ocean Blvd. 4 bed, 4.5 bath, 3,500
s/ffurnished beachfront home, pool, patio & garage on 1.2
landscaped acres. Excellent rental income history. $2,500,000.

"Trident House" # 317- Superb 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath fully
furnished, 3,500 s/f beach front home. NOW $2,200,000.

"Fish Tales"# 808 Elegant 3 bed, 3 bath furnished canal
front home, 3,430 s/f under roof on 15,493 s/flandscaped
parcel. 90' deep water frontage & dock. $1,725,000.
"Flip Inn" Windward Beach # 1008 -2 bed, 2 bath beach
home, plus garage on 2 parcels. Recently refurbished,
tastefully furnished. 180' sandy beachfront $1,725,000.
"Porter Place"- Brigantine Bay # 868 -Newly constructed,
furnished 3 bed, 3 bath canalfront home, 3,040 s/f under roof,
double garage, 165' of dockage, new boat lift. $1,600,000.

Palm Bay Harbourfront Home # 2 # 1071 3 bed, 3.5 bath
new, 2,077 s/f, unfurnished waterfront home. Private garage,
private boat slip with 20' beam. Fantastic panoramic water
views FINANCING AVAILABLE! REDUCED $995,000.

"Laguna" Galleon Bay # 745 3 bed, 2 bath single storey,
1,550 s/f canal front home, furnished, elevated landscaped lot,
carport & garage, deep water dock with boat lift. $985,000.
"The Cottages" # 535 -New 3 bed, 2 bath beachfront
cottages, 1,300 s/f living space on main level, plus 970 s/f
lower level. Superior construction/finishes. Fantastic Views
10% DOWN-FINANCING AVAILABLE $900,000.
"Sea Cliff' # 733 Exquisite Design, Fabulous Location,
Water Views, 3 bed, 3 bath, 2 level home, 2 car garage on
1 acre elevated property. Elegantly furnished, 150 steps
from beach. Excellent rental income history. $799,000.
Golf Course Home # 1081 New in 2008, 3 bed, 2 bath,
1,400 s/f unfurnished home, modern, open kitchen includes
major appliances, granite countertops, 10,000 s/f parcel
adjoining golf course. B$305,000.
"Home, Sweet Home"# 784- 2 bed, 2 bath, 1,240 s/f
furnished home on 13,500 s/f lot, close to beach. Adjoining lot
also available. $268,000.
Royal Poinciana Beachfront Condominiums -Phase 4
# 716) Premier 3 level, 3 bed, 4.5 bath, plus loft newly built
condos on Treasure Cay Beach. 2,860 s/f under roof, attached
garage. 644 s/f covered/open balconies/porches. $2,075,000.
Bahama Beach Club2083 # 1079 4 bedroom, 3 bath
ground level Phase 5 tastefully decorated & furnished condo.
1,645 s/f living space plus screened lanai overlooking beach
& community pool. Includes garage. $1,210,000.
Bahama Beach Club 2046- # 1009- 3 bed, 3 bath, 2nd level
Phase 5 condo, closest to beach, tasteful contemporary
furnishings, unparalleled sea & beach views. $1,150,000.

Bahama Beach Club 2020 -# 1139 3 bed, 2 bath, 1,650 s/f
2nd level beachfront condo, Stunningly furnished, elegantly
decorated. Superior beach & ocean views. $1,035,000.
Atlantis Condo 2112 # 929- 4 bed, 4 bath 2,000 s/f 2 level
furnished waterfront condo on Brigantine canal, great water
views, includes 2 large boat slips. Beach nearby. $865,000.
RoyalPoinciana #2612-# 972- 3 bed, 3 bath, 2nd level,
furnished beachfront condo, fully renovated & re-furbished in
2000. Golf cart garage. Great sea & beach views. $865,000.


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REAL ESTATE SALES VACATION RENTALS
fime Real Estate Listings Throughout Abc

TREASURE CAY
Atlantis Condo # 2201 -# 1175 2 bed, 2 bath, 1,000 s/f, 2nd
level furnished waterfront condo. Recently renovated, well
maintained. Includes storage garage & private boat slip/dock.
Near beach. $460,000.
Atlantis Condo #2202- # 987 2 bed, 2 bath, 2nd level
furnished waterfront unit, includes boat slip & go lfcart
garage. "Turn-Key", Near Treasure Cay Beach $499,950,
Atlantis Condo # 2203 # 1000 2 bed, 2 bath, 2nd level
furnished waterfront unit, includes boat slip & golf cart
garage. Overlooks Brigantine Bay, Near beach $499,950.
Atlantis Condo #2209 #770 Ele g 4tbfurnished,well
maintained 2 beeiEafn t iTw o on Brigantine Bay.
Includes boat s~ltnger dock for 32' boat. $495,000.
Beach Villa 507# 782 Newly renovated, 2 bed, 2 bath
1,150 s/f villa, plus 592 s/f patios. Tastefully furnished. Many
extras. Close to beach, marina, golf course. $490,000.
Beach Villa 685- # 958 Attractive 885 s/f2 bed, 2 bath
furnished villa. Community pool, near marina & golf course, 2
minute walk to Treasure Cay Beach $399,000.
Brigantine Beach Condo # 369 2 bed, 2.5 bath furnished
townhouse, ocean views, close to beach, furnished, excellent
rental history. REDUCED TO $398,000.
Mariner's Cove Condominiums

# 1181 -4 bedroom, 3 bath, 2 level, 1,650 s/f furnished harbour
front condo. tastefully refurbished. $649,000.

# 959 2 bed, I bath, 2 level fuirnished condo, overlooks
marina, includes full size garage. $299,000.

# 454 2 bed, I bath, 2 level, poolside condo $295,000.
# 928- 2 bed, 1 bath 2 level unit, overlooks harbour $279,000.
# 985- 2 bed, 2 bath, 2 level "turn-key" harbour front end unit,
Refurbished in 2000 REDUCED TO $271,500.
# 655 2 bed, I bath condo with marina view $274,000.
# 455 1 bed, I bath, ground level, poolside $185,900.

Beachfront Parcel- Ocean Blvd. # 876 1.5 acres with 100'
of beach frontage, on spectacular Treasure Cay Beach. All
utilities available Gorgeous beach & sea views. $1,510,000.
Beach & CanalLot Package #941- Windward Beach lot with
100' of beach frontage on Sea ofAbaco, PLUS Galleon Bay lot
with approx. 76' of sea-walled canal frontage $1,446,000.
Windward Beach # 999- 12,750 s/f Beach front parcel with
85' offrontage on Sea of Abaco. All utilities available, great
building site. $845,000.
Windward Beach # 1090 12,100 s/f Beachfront parcel with
85' of frontage on Sea of Abaco. Native stone/concrete bulk
head. All utilities available, great building site. $845,000.

Brigantine Bay # 841 11,220 s/f cleared canal lot with 80'
protected deep water frontage on quiet street. New 40' dock
& 16,000 lb boat lift. All utilities available. $485,500.
Windward Beach # 817 Half acre waterfront parcel directly
on Sea of Abaco, 124' beach frontage. Newly installed sea
wall. All utilities available. $482,000.
Brigantine Bay # 1173 & 1174-2 adjacent deep water canal
parcels, each 11,200 s/f with 80' bulk head. Cleared, all
utilities available. Purchase both& SAVE! EACH $422,000.
Galleon Bay # 1061 10,751 s/f cleared canal parcel with 80'
of sea-walled protected deep water frontage. Generous 145'
depth. All utilities available. New "T" Dock. $375,000.
Galleon Bay # 422 Prime 10,295 s/f cleared canal lot. 88' +
protected canal frontage, all utilities available. $350,000.
Rock Point Waterfront Parcel # 783 12,200 s/f lot near
entrance to Treasure Cay Marina. 90' newly installed sea
wall. Cleared, all utilities available. $289,000.
St Andrews Drive Lot 1 # 1076 14,700 s/f residential parcel
adjacent to 14th tee of golf course. Quiet community, all
utilities available, short walk to Treasure Cay Beach $76,925.


Members
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SCOTLAND CAY
Sea ofAbaco Lot QI # 845 25,658 s/f lot, 172' water frontage
in quiet cove, good elevations, native vegetation, access
privileges to Atlantic Ocean beaches. $559,000.
GREAT CISTERN CA Y
"Paradise Point" # 659 Furnished 3 bed, 2.5 bath, 2,400 s/f
waterfront home with porches & balconies on 1/2 acre. 193'
elevated Sea of Abaco frontage, Fantastic views. $684,000.
TURTLE ROCKS

"Turtle's Rock" # 1062 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath furnished
home on 1.18 acre parcel with 102' sandy beach frontage. Built
in 2000, Very private area. $795,000.
LEISURE LEE
"Double Eagle"# 757 Recently renovated 3 bed, 3 bath, plus
loft, 2,500 s/f furnished home on canal front parcel. 95' sea
wall, 68' dock. Underground utilities. Near beach $776,000.
Residential Parcels
# 823 10,708 s/f canal lot w/130'frontage & 105' deep water
dock w/ water & electricity, Fantastic beach nearby $345,000.

# 886- 12,828 s/f canal lot, 100' sea wal 1, 50' dock $329,000.

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

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

# 1080 12,100 s/f canal parcel with 110' sea walled canal
frontage. Boat davits installed $249,500.

# 811 10,400 s/f sea view corner lot, near beach $107,000.

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

# 567 2.139 acres on highway near Leisure Lee $149,700.
GUANA CAY

"Ridge Runner"# 1185- 6 bed, 4 bath, 3,100 sq. ft. furnished
home includes main house, separate master suite, guest cottage,
pool & dock situated on 1.74 elevated acres with 330' of
shoreline. Superb panoramic water views. $2,599,000.
Atlantic Oceanfront Parcel #746 Approx, I acre residential
parcel, 154' elevated shoreline near Orchid Bay community,
great ocean views. $395,000.
NORTHABACO
Boiling Hole Parcel# 1022 Total 11 acres sea-to-sea from
Sea of Abaco to bay side. 153' high rocky shoreline on Sea of
Abaco. (Also available in smaller parcels.) $394,000.
Boiling Hole Lots # 1030 2 Sea of Abaco waterfront parcels
on Great Abaco Highway. Choice of 73' or 80' rocky shoreline,
utilities available, great sea views. Each $95,000.
GREEN TURTLE CAY
"High Point"Seaview Lot # 684 Hilltop 0.405 acre parcel
on White Sound Bluff overlooking Sea of Abaco, Fantastic
Sea Views, Privacy, near beach $725,000.

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

Ocean View Lot # 1036 17,650 s/f parcel with unobstructed
Atlantic ocean view, just across street from beach. $190,000.
Inland Lot Near Beach (Ref# 756) Large 13,000 s/f lot near
white sandy Atlantic Ocean beaches, native vegetation, Good
road access. $38,000.
LONG BEACH, SOUTHABACO
Ocean View Residential Lot # 887 Elevated, hillside corner
parcel,12,600 s/f+/-, close to sandy Atlantic Ocean beachfront.
All utilities available. Ideal building site. $179,000.


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Min. Woodside urged local government to be exemplary


Local gov. From Page 4
they have collected to the administrators'
office each month. Before a hotel can have
its annual license renewed, the board sees
that it is in compliance with all regulations
and its business license is up to date. Ho-
tel licenses expire annually on March 31,
giving the hotels a three-month period to
comply.
Administrator Cephas Cooper outlined
the responsibilities of the Licensing Boards
that issue shop licenses and liquor licenses.
The four kinds of liquor licenses are
* General
* Wholesale in sealed containers and not
to be consumed on the premises
* Proprietary Clubs only for members
and their guests
* Hotel for their restaurants and only
served with meals
Shop licenses are issued only once


whereas liquor licences must be renewed
annually. These boards also issue music
and dancing licenses. These boards need
to consult with the town planning boards
and with the communities to know what the
public desires. The businesses must have a
current business license that is issued an-
nually. Mr. Cooper is wanting each town
to have an office where forms for these li-
censes are available. Appeals on any deci-
sion can be made in writing to the councils
within 14 days. If the council's decision
upholds the licensing board's decision, an
appeal can be made to the Minister, whose
decision is final. Mr. Cooper would like to
see each town have a notice board so the
residents can see what applications have
been made.
The responsibilities of the Port Authori-
ties was presented by Administrator Ben-
jamin Pinder. It was announced that an
amendment to the Local Government Act


allows the local port authorities to approve
wooden docks up to 120 feet in length.
They cannot approve any excavation or
disturbance of the sea bed. Approvals for
all other docks, bridges, jetties, cause-
ways, dredging or reclaiming land is given
by Nassau after a local review. All private
boat registrations are renewed annually
with a deadline of March 31.
The duties of the Town Planning Boards
was discussed by Administrator Theophi-
lus Cox. All buildings or additions or de-
molition of buildings must have prior ap-
proval. Three copies of drawing must be
submitted with am initial payment. When
the plans are approved, final payment is
made. Construction must begin within 18
months of approval. Plans for buildings up
to 3000 square feet can be drawn by an
applicant but must confirm to all require-
ments. Technicians or draftsmen can draw
plans for buildings up to 6000 square feet.
For larger buildings over 6000 square feet


the plans must be drawn by an architect.
Buildings for gatherings of people must
be approved by Physical Planning in Nas-
sau after being review locally. Abaco now
has a resident engineer which allows some
technical issues to be resolved locally. All
plans must be approved by Environmental
Health and Works before being presented
to the Town Planning Boards.
After the formal presentations the floor
was opened for comments and questions.
Some of these were questions about spe-
cific situations that the members wanted to
have clarified. One complaint concerned
residents bypassing local boards and get-
ting approvals and building permit numbers
from Nassau. Another was about buildings
constructed too close to the shore. The an-
swer was that after a building is completed,
it is too late to do anything about it. An-

Please see Local Gov. Page 8


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Marine

Electronics
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The Local Government Induction Training Seminar was a six hour event that included
dinner at the Spinnaker Restaurant. The two in the foreground are Committee Member
Ejnar Cornish of Cooper's Town and Councillor Glenn Laing of Great Guana Cay.


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Marsh Harbour
Abaco, Bahamas
Ph. 242-367-4962
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or leslie@landandsearealty.com


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


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


Regattas of Abaco CONDO 2 bed
/ 2 bath upstairs unit fully furnished,
security, swimming pool.
Only $312,000 EXCLUSIVE
Regattas of Abaco CONDO 2 bed
/ 2 bath, downstairs unit, overlooking
Marsh Harbour, fully furnished, swim-
ming pool, tennis courts.
$320,000 EXCLUSIVE
B & D Building, Downtown, across
from Commonwealth Bank, 1800 sq.
ft. upstairs / 1800 sq. ft. downstairs.
EXCLUSIVE Call from info.
Bahama Palm Shores
Block 7 Section II $45,000 SOLD
High Rock 2 acres on the sea. Call
for info


High Rock 3 bed / 2 bath home, fur-
nished, central air, 2,000 sq. ft.
EXCLUSIVE $750,000
Don MacKay Blvd. Prime commercial
property downtown Marsh Harbour,
approx 2.5 acres
$2.5 million EXCLUSIVE
Pelican Shores Elevated
Lot on the Harbour. Great views -
Call for Info EXCLUSIVE
Bahama Palm Shores Section I
Lot 100' x 150'
Price $60,000 EXCLUSIVE
Eves of Nassau, Cable Beach condo,
gated, private beach, designed grounds.
$1.4 million SOLD


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Treasure Cay Properties Offered by Treasure Cay Specialists

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


"NEW" STORAGE UNITS, centrally located in
Treasure Cay town centre. Storage units come
in assorted sizes for boats, cars, golf carts and
"stuff." EXC. Starting at $25,000 FGS

CONDOMIUM DEVELOPMENTS
1. CARLETON LANDING
Newest opportunity
Canal front condo and cottage units with
available boat slips
Starting at $680,000 +14%closing

2. NEW LUXURY WATERFRONT CONDOS
WITH DOCKS!
"Pineaple Point Resort" Luxury gated
community Treasure Cay's newest
waterfront development. 2 bed/ 2 bath
and 3 bed/ 3 bath condos with availability
of private boat slips. Pre-construction price
starting at $529,000 net (plus closing
costs). MUST SEE! Great investment oppor-
tunity and the most spectacular location in
Treasure Cay
3. THE COTTAGES
Now the newest oceanfront development
on Treasure Cay beach comprising 10
individual luxury units
Starting at $900,000 + 12% closing

4. BAHAMA BEACH CLUB
Luxury condominium project on Treasure
Cay Beach. 3 bed / 3 bath / Den / Lanai / on-
site pool and many other features
Starting at $907,500 Plus 14% closing

5. ROYAL POINCIANA TOWNHOUSES
On-site pool and tennis, newly completed
luxury townhouse units directly on
Treaure Cay each totalling 3 bed/ 4 1/2
baths plus loft bedroom/ den
Ground floor garage, 2 bed/ 2 bath with
ocean front patio
First floor open concept living / dining/
kitchen plus master bedroom suite, all
ocean views with patio/ balcony
Loft bedroom/ den with ocean view
MLS $2,075,000 + 7.5% Closing

MARINA VIEW VILLA
Recently completed delightful villa with great
marina view and access. Modern 2 bed/ 2
bath CBS fully furnished home, 1020 sq.
ft. plus porches and garden area. Must see to
appreciate. FGS $555,400
MARINER'S COVE
Townhouse condos with on- site tennis, heated
pool, office, laundry
Marina view, 2 bed/ 1 1/2 bath, fully furnished,
never rented, extra features.
MUST SEE FGS $295,000
Marina view, 1 bed / 1 bath upstairs good
rental potential $220,150 FGS
Marina view, 2 bed/ 2 bath and unit fully
furnished- storm shutters- good rental
potential $271,500 + 7.5% closing

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


ROYAL PALM

Canal front condos with on site tennis and pool
2 bed / 2 bath lower unit marina view. Good
rental income EXC $526,350

2 bed/ 2 bath lower unit with marina view. 12
ft. boat slip with 12,000 lb. lift. Never rented.
EXC $655,950 FGS

TREASURE HOUSE
Ocean front luxury octagonal units with lagoon/
pool/waterfall. Good rental potential.
Unit #7 Two storey 2 bed/ 2 bath home.
MLS $545,000 + 7.5% closing

Unit #9 Two 2 bath home
S+ 7.5% closing

BAHAMA BEACH CLUB
Resale condos available in first completed project.
Ready to go. Both units never rented but definite
potential. MUST SEE PROPERTIES.
Downstairs unit 3 bed / 2 bath with den/
optional 4th bed. Completely and tastefully
furnished with many extra features including
garage and Ford Taurus $1,002,000 FGS
ATLANTIS
Canal Front Condo site Pool
Bldg 4 Dov SOLD 2 bed / 2 bath,
totally redon wide slip
EXC. $468,000 FGS
SAND DOLLAR
Unit #3 Ocean front, downstairs 2 bed/2 bath,
fully furnished. $640,000 FGS

ROYAL POINCIANA
Ocean Front Condos with on site pool and
tennis
3 bed / 3 bath upper unit, fully furnished,
beach front, with good rental potential.
Priced to sell. $865,000 + 7.5%

2 bed / 2 bath newly renovated, fully fur-
nished end unit includes 2 garages for
car and golf cart along with ajeep and a
golf cart. Never rented. MUST SEE! Priced
to sell $695,000 + 71V2%

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

GALLEON BAY ESTATES
"Gramling House" newly built, 2 storey home
located on Galleon Bay canal with a 45'
dock. Upper level has 4 bed/ 2 bath. Open
living/ dining/ kitchen. Lower level has 2
bed/ 1 bath, laundry room pi us covered
open boat/ car storage MUST SELL
VERY MOTIVATED SELLER EXC $790,000


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


"Fish Tales" unique canal front 3 bed / 3 bath
home on 2 full lots, 180' waterfront with 118'
serviced dock, deep water, great for larger
boat. MUST SEE! MLS$1,725,000 + 7.5%
OCEAN VILLA SUBDIVISION
Second row beach with direct ocean access.
Great view. 2 bed / 2 bath, many special
features. MUST SEE EXC. $485,500 FGS
LEEWARD BEACH ESTATES
"Trident"/"Turquoise Seas" You cannot be more
"on the beach" than in this special home.
Offering 3 bed / 3 1/2 bath in the main house
with detached garage / bed / bath / attic plus
storage. Vast deck oceanside with widow's
walk. WOW!
MLS $2,200,000 + 7.5% closing

"Cross Winds" Split level CBS home extra large
lot across from 2 beach greenways. Private.
Master bed/ bath suite upstairs. Lower level 2
bed / 2 bath, cozy living room/ kitchen/
dining/ utility. Apartment annex 1bed/ 1
bed, living kitchen, enclosed patio. Plus! Plus!
Plus! MLS $820,000 + 7.5% closing

"Surf Shack" This CBS totally renovated two-
storey luxury modern home is located on a
large corner lat in the prestigious area of Lee
ward Beach and Sunrise Point. Both levels
include 4 bed / 3 1/2 bath plus above ground
pool with wrap around deck. many, many
more features, i.e. hurricane shutters and
generator. "A definite must see!"
$1,403,600 EXC
WINDWARD BEACH ESTATES
"Dream Point" Special CBS split level home
located on a corner lot near "The Point" with
two choices of direct beach access. Upper
level has master bedroom with ensuite bath
plus two guest bedrooms and bath. On the
split level there is the main entry into a large
open living/dining area, modern well
equipped kitchen. All rooms open onto a
wrap-around partially covered deck overlook
ing the garden. Ground level has an extra
large garage/ workshop with lots of storage.
EXC. $996,300 FGS

ROCK POINT
"Pilot House" special unique location with a
commanding, enviable view of the Sea of
Abaco. Water front home, 2 storey, CBS/
frame. Upstairs master and guest bed, 2 baths,
large living/ dining/ open kitchen; lower level
1bed / 1 bath, 2 car garage plus 1 car/boat
garage. MLS $1,160,000 + 7.5% closing
Apartment four-plex, 2 sty CBS building,
each level haS') ments with 2 bed,
1 bath, living -r n. Great rental
investment. M TST SEE! EXC. $400,000 FGS

VACANT LOTS AVAILABLE
Ocean front properties
Casuarina Beach/Ocean Blvd.
Sand Piper Beach
Sunrise Point Beginning at $1,250,000 FGS
Canal Front Beginning at $350,000 FGS
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Page 8 Section B The Abaconian


Training Seminar reviewed regulations


Local Gov. From Page 6
other question was about what residences,
duplexes and apartments qualified for gar-
bage collection by the town. The answer
was that wherever people lived they had
the right to having the town pick up their
garbage. Another question concerned con-
tracts issued without three bids. The an-
swer was that sometimes that did happen if
three bids were not available.
It was asked if the stipend that local
government members receive could be in-
creased. It was also brought out that the
members of boards are not compensated
at all even though many of them work as
many hours as those on town committees
or councils. There was a discussion about
monies owed from previous councils. The
instance brought up concerned work done
without a contract or signature. Mr. Flow-
ers felt that the councils were required to
honour the actions of previous councils.
Mr. Woodside concluded the seminar
with an appeal for the group to have a vi-
sion for the future. If we want our democ-
racy to develop, the system must be trans-
parent and responsive to the people. He is
looking for this group of local government
members to take the service they perform
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Page 10 Section B The Abaconian


News of the Cays


New Hope Town
District Council
was elected
Elections were held on August 19 in the
three towns comprising the Hope Town
District, Guana Cay with one member,
Hope Town and Man-O-War each with
two members. The elected members were
sworn in on August 26 in Hope Town.
After the swearing-in ceremony, the
five Councillors elected Mr. Jeremy
Sweeting as their Chief Councillor with
Mrs. Lana Russell as Deputy Chief Coun-
cillor.
Four days later Mr. Sweeting repeated
the oaths of office at the buffet dinner re-
ception at the Dock n' Dine Waterfront
Restaurant in Man-O-War. Friends and
well wishers honoured his second term


in Local Government socializing into me
evening
Man-O-War celebrates
Chief Councillor
Man-O-War's Jeremy Sweeting was
treated to a dinner reception honouring his
second term in Local Government. He re-
peated the oaths of office, then gave a short
speech on his goal of "being here to serve
all the people."
He expressed his desire to see the White
Sound Road on Elbow Cay restored and
was proud that all refuse at the Man-O-
War dump was being removed and was
no longer being burned. He is hoping that
Man-O-War can establish a Heritage Day,
something on the order of the annual cel-
ebrations held in Hope Town and Green
Turtle Cay.


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Ma*La Local Government at Work


Hope Town District Council
uoS
Administrator Cephas Coo
nounced that local Port Author
now approve wooden docks exte
to 120 feet from shore and for
dredging is required. Longer doc
create docks, solid filled ramps ar
ing are reviewed and recommended
but Nassau still gives the final aut
A lengthy discussion center
metal building that has been passe
but was subsequently objected to 1
bours. Effort was made originally
the building so it was not visible
road.
Members wanted to know how
controls on metal buildings which
erally used for commercial purp
much cheaper, and some are mo
cane resistant than conventional
tion. Issues over their visible ap
were raised.
Councillor Glenn Laing stated
na Cay residents want a town m
discuss the garbage situation, pa
relating to commercial and reside
election and its subsequent disposa
He asked Council to assist Gi
in obtaining a taxi plate. This reqi
back six to eight years and is still
ing. There is a national moritoriui
plates. However, it was disclosed
vious meeting that additional ta
were issued on Exuma to accomm
Emerald Bay Hotel.
Tenders must be issued for Gi


Public work: garbage, cleaning road verg-
es, cemetery, the school yard and cleaning
public buildings.
9 SPreviously, Public Health paid to have
S Elbow Cay's garbage barged to Marsh
Harbour. This funding must now be pro-
per an- vided for by the Hope Town Council. It is
cities can believed that Nassau is sending additional
ending up funding to cover this.
which no Abacays Freight is now paid $115,000
cks, con- per year to barge four 30-cubic yard bins
id dredg- from Man-O-War to Marsh Harbour once
ed locally each week. Additionally, they are paid
:hority. $214,400 per year to take eight 30-cubic
ed on a yard bins from Elbow Cay to Marsh Har-
ed earlier bour with two trips each week of four bins
by neigh- each trip. A special truck comes on the
ly to site barge to move the bins.
from the Council members had just been in-
formed that a Hope Town charter boat
to apply company is advertising marine pump-out
i are gen- services. Members will investigate this to
oses, are see where the pumped material is ultimate-
ire hurri- ly disposed of.
construc- An additional golf cart rental franchise
ipearance for Elbow Cay is on hold due to objections
by present franchise holders who claim they
that Gua- had to observe stringent regulations before
meeting to being granted their franchise license. They
rticularly ask why this new applicant is not required


ntial col-
1.
uana Cay
lest dates
outstand-
m on taxi
in a pre-
xi plates
odate the

uana Cay


to follow the same procedure.
iviarshn arbour lown L.,nimn. a ep uS
We did not attend the previous meeting
on August 12 as only Committee members
were advised of the meeting.
A letter from Nassau was circulated
showing that Yvonne Key's withdrawal of
her resignation was accepted.
Local contractor Tim Duggan was in-
vited to answer questions on his proposal


to build two two-story buildings on a half
acre lot on the road to the Marsh Harbour
ferry dock. Eight apartments would be in
the two buildings. Apparently the plan had
been approved four years ago by the pre-
vious Town Planning Board. Mr. Duggen
pointed out that the area has similar apart-
ments.
A letter objecting to the density of the
project was submitted which may require a
public hearing to resolve.
Members had no objections to the plan
as submitted but said it must be approved
by Town Planning and conform to all rules
and regulations governing that Board.
A letter by the Town Committee to Cen-
tral Government in support of the Snake
Cay project has not yet been sent. It only
supports the use of Snake Cay itself and
excludes support for the use of Tuggy's
and Bunk's Cays.
Photographs were passed around by
Councillor Mike Malone to Committee
members showing various places in Marsh
Harbour which could be improved for ei-


their little cost or by appropriate pressure
on others such as the removal of the two
burned fuel trucks behind the Shell station,
installing a stop sign on the new landfill
road and cleaning and painting the water
tanks at the airport,
Approximately 1000 road signs are now
ready to be assembled by Three D's signs
for the four area towns. The Committee
wants to check on the status. However,
Administrator Cooper suggests they wait
as Council is also investigating.
The filthy condition of the Crossing
Beach restrooms was disclosed. Since July
1 others assumed responsibility and the
doors are no longer locked at night. Mrs.
Key will resume responsibility and see that
they are locked and properly maintained.
Bids were opened for emptying the 30
cubic yard bins at the ball field by the Mud
settlement. E and D Waste will remove and
empty them as needed for $100 each with
an upper limit of $800 allowed in total each

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Sea Glass 1337 3/2 home on Guana Cay with
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Turtle House on Guana harbour 2/1 with
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Cove Estates home 1377 Well designed 2/2
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Watching Bay Three adjacent lots near the
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Interior lots starting at $190,000
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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 $129,000.00 "NEW PRICE"
MLS #1100 Joe's Creek Lot 13 Good Elevation $43,000
NEW MLS #1220 Red Rock Point 15 min. N. of Marsh Harbour
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South Abaco
MLS #1008 Long Beach Lots 316 & 418 $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 $129,000
MLS #1150 Guana Cay Dolphin Beach Estates Lots 93A & 92B
$179,000 each "NEW PRICE"
MLS #1102 Guana Cay Sea of Abaco Waterfront $399,000
MLS #1149 Guana Cay "Atlantic Beach" Lot Reduced to $214,000
MLS #1149 Guana Cay 22,232 sq. ft. ocean view lot $124,000
MLS #1097 Guana Cay Sea of Abaco Estate Property $895,000
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
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South Abaco District Committees and Council


Crossing Rocks
Committee
Edwin McKinney Jermaine Davis
Chairman Deputy Chair-





Frank Hepburn Jr Israel Williams
Alice Williams


Cherokee/ Casuarina/
Bah. Palm Committee


Reginald Albury
Chairman


Kenneth Albury
Deputy Chair-
man


5andra Albury


Kathyann
Sawyer


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backyard gardening system being encour-
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sAhh Local Government at Work


Local Gov. From Page 72

month.
lown rianning iu bept uzs
Members met in mid-afternoon to re-
view and approve the plans for the ex-
pansion of the Bahama Hot Mix yard at
the Marsh Harbour airport round-about.
A building had been previously approved
but concerns were raised about a main en-


While on Abaco on September 12 Dr. Devea
ronment, viewed the new solid waster landfill
was disappointed that nothing had been don
seven weeks ago. He is talking with Marsh 1
Chairman, Roscoe Thompson, III, and Chi
Abaco, Cubel Davis.


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trance on the Capt. Ernest Dean Highway.
This was discussed with the management
of Bahamas Hot Mix, and it was agreed
to shift the entrance so the trucks would
enter the highway on the existing road to
the East of the round-about.
Town Planning members have been
asked to pay more attention to traffic issues
which arise from residential and commer-
cial driveways, parking and access consid-
erations to main roads.
central ADaco LIst. Louncil I sep us
Extensive discussions were centered on
the improve-
ments to the
SMarsh Har-
bour airport
terminal. Mi-
nor work be-
gan a year ago
\ with commu-
nity donations
and labor do-
nated by con-
tractor Guy
Toote, who
was present
and answered
questions. Ini-
: tial improve-
ments were
so outstand-
ing that addi-
tional changes
aux, Minister of the Envi were added to
l south of Spring City. He bring about the
re since his previous visit building we see
Harbour Town Committee today.
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arise over the $99,000 expended for ma-
terials and labour. Councillors asked how
the situation was allowed to reach this stage
with no bids, no contracts and no knowl-
edge until invoices were recently produced.
It appears that the contractor has been paid
$55,000 with $33,000 still being owed.
The work was predominately authorized
and completed under the authority of the
previous council. Persons on the airport
improvement committee responsible for
initiating this work will be contacted to
help untangle the finances.
Present Council members are asking to
see the minutes which authorized and com-
mitted Council funding for this work.
A similar situation has arisen over road
and traffic signs for the four townships. The
previous Council agreed to purchase signs
totaling $120,000 over an extended period


into the next Council's term. Six hundred
forty eight signs were to be made.
It was said that the signs were to be paid
for as delivered with the present Council
having the option to cancel the signs at any
time.
The owner of 3-D's Signs was present
to explain the situation but objected to the
order being cancelled as his letter of ac-
ceptance had no such clause. The origi-
nal contract was for the construction and
installation of the signs, However, it was
later agreed to only purchase the signs with
Council installing them to save money.
Various Council members along with
different Administrators have attempted to
get signs from the Ministry of Works in
Nassau which they make on request. How-
Please see Local Gov. Page 76


The Central Abaco District Council has been put in charge of the solid waste landfill. Ms.
Thomasina Wilson, Deputy Director of the Ministry of Environmental Health, is explain
ing some changes that need to be made to it before it can be used. Listening to her are
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The Abaconian Section B Page 15


LUBBERS QUARTERS
Luil n.ily tOt.U' ,I ) ~i 11 Illltp proup
ely wrlh uv: r wr. of th,:- epa l A t A.:A.
and sirroundlriq cays This 2 500
,*l ItI iull,. IliL.hJi;, ;I LeCit UIdui.. ;i
hb lh'. anti r.l.-rr.:-rnv .. .lJr', E.
5995.000. FRal AS1Q926


ELBOW CAY
Watwlv hUtll ljpup'.rly IUillUilly a .vA.'
tIo'ey Irim shped ..3 red-?cmn main
hcuse 2 badroonr cotaqe qaraqe
*.huir tUi Lo l dr.,l lui, rjiI poli'.Yr illl
a g:n-:. ra lr
S2.999.000. Rot. ABI114


LUBBERS QUARTERS
AiitLiri in, i.ULI'v UlUi,.l1y 'i.Itil
.nij thrie trparftlp .-r-rtageii3 s lol.lir-?
3 bedroos a private dock ana
viLwi. ov.' S1.' uSuiL JIl AWut. IdLlild,
a 000. R'-i l. ASi CrT 1
5999,000. Rel. AS 10089


GREAT GUANA CAY
Illlriiiulr.lU iuty ridirlll !irJ L' II'J
ro'.)irn :' r'ai'h i,.ind reireat! Ompir:i p
witn qenerator tools and utililt ve-
prii.l INealt ULi L'vci.,ii IVjlaui' iIj
nr1i shnrpp.nli
5349.000. Rel. AS 10648



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ELBOW CAV
BjidII new 3 LeisUu'Ijl. bJitI Fioik
ni 1 \11 -1.t' I: -I- Th- tw.:. fi, rr will
is niqhliqhtld by a privala balcony
u(.LiUl vitwv dto. iwl.J I rj t jl ki
3wii ffinr' the bhr.a'rc
5799,000. Ref. PS106-41


MARSH HARBOUR
Coli.: iun of L rd'.fjim n coniido rand
.'t hlAi rnorn pFRnTilnir. A~nrlnr.Kin
ti e Md in a galed d eluprrenr ul-
Irin la poi'l ilnl pri.vale each
Sta~rlnq t S595,000
Rel AS 10890


HOPE TOWN
W ia.'rtnrujl ':C i': wilh b 'I. on [the
Si o Amar, A anr enimp:lIInI l.m rwo
ruley Cuilding Lolaillng 5 bearuorrib
in '2 ',palJ at.u: Li l', id.l1 i .'ta 'd
hliRirMFer. or irl.riin family rAlrarr
5599,000. Rel. PS10645


GREEN TURTLE CAY
LuxIuousL CaitaI.L'bl Jan *l -e :'Lbach
ronn! villa an R A- armi Thi. ri 75'f
sq II rumre has 5 beoruumrn. 4
athsI fu'ly cquipprd kitlc!ln iard
wvrap armuInd parrh.s
52.545,000. Rel. T510581



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ELBOW CAY
WL ll lo:iteli:d rwatroirolnt r',rni,- I-.a
hirincn I' drocr.ns n.mh.hs a wll
equipped kicheri large limfig area.
frap around d-ch. r'niaLinij views;
inn pnrsih.-A dr.kaqA
S1.190,000. Rel. P510565


ELBOW CAY
Funl fled 3 L.:-dr l.un D iath ruirl
key hrnmn on .r1 "Ai F- 1 li 1avr.
looking Ihe ocean willHi decks
I:ltt,'tflc 'vflol s Aall(" wj'kA lliop
Iran. r.r qara.nl an d ..r oc.k I Fr.
S1,395,000. Ref. P&10700


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LONG BEACH
Brand nev Iwo story home vith 5
btl..-Oi.'ir aiKU 3 'bal" in 4.Urli 's4
It nl wPHI-.AIpplineRi par ',PT Ian
an I1 703 sq II l o overlooking an
ii ,iui L. L cL I hj.l'
SaM,000i Ref AS1D0qo


GREAT GUANA CAY
C iu.liIi'M lk L' LK.lMrrjvri, 1 Ui l t Nmuk, r
.iC'w hlor ', I r? 'lih on a hilltr.l
Fealt:rs include high quality In.
HIS LS IIltoC.LIri ki.chli as dj $Ci.LLI.'L
in rCvIPrPM pnrrh ard ti.n dri.k
5475,000. ief. AS 1D96B


ELBOW CAY
Charming 3 bedroom 3 Dain home
hllJdii anriJ lu-,i It LL [r .i' u vcy',.*I
tion Fnl"y wlPvw? ,t rhe ea. ir"
cess to the Lucaros dock and ihe
i-'..iay bt .nch
S79R.000. Ref. PSIOF10


ELBOW CAY
E'ivull' d L;L'dulilloi. b' U~ dli h ll' ,
wi.rh a, hplr.-.oir I t'rh apaFii-rrrn
below Sel on an acre of land wiln
LrgryIL'Ou 5.: viCwa 4 corOl'u'rilly
dock I. I Ill At ep .c w-
S1,295.000. Rel. PS10649


GUANA CAY
Elevalea 4 bedroom 2 bath home
will r 2 L' LIth uirb 1 bLlullu. LH-SI
,flr'lrllpl and wa fr virtat St on
over an acre and completed by a
del.Ck alit prUkl.ic:ld JoCk
$1,3O,000. Ref AS10945


MARSH HARBOUR
OllchrtJ wv.ll ruIld riL .w LUvI 'Il IUi
"ni.hlgrj rIht 4 hcldroi'rn boC1er f.
naven features 10 1t ceilinrs a
iai. c OOVL'tdiU ;;l.u Lduc piJL' aLid
a r .lA;Ain)g .rrreonrP
51.300.000. Ret. AS I1005


MARSH HARBOUR
Cenbally located 4 bedroom 4 Dath
Cltt'lL il'oil li ornii I wir d.dck pIci
nran.r new t.il.Iplil nCd .nr a lIrgrp
modern kitchen and a spacious
Cov'I.:Ild b.Lck pi.rd'i
S1.250.000 Ref AS10017


ELBOW CAY
Et.lvJvIUJ L'uqJivUl 3 batih watici
iront hoIme wilh a 130' dock rfelnu-
rnq decks. pool. cabana, quest
.Ipuili ii_- ll Jild 1 2 CaI ll I .ija *"
NParhh wh.I-?.nd Ci h.ea .h
S3.900,000. Rne. PS10639


CENTRAL ABACO
5 acre beachlrcnl Iract s luatel te-
LweL' i MarJsl, H rllr)GLur ai TrLu'iui,.
["..-y flnid elraiflrvnt rrivlrlA e -
nic sea vistas. Utilities are available
al Ic-1 I:L. ty IJ nllirua y
SGS'0,00i Ref AID0756


YELLOW WOOD
IvWU ddju.vqili iult Jl 1 rj' torv,
iach r= r"-t1 rn Wnrf.rlng Rjly ,nril
Cherokee Sound Setllement
SIouuuD ca.
ReIf AS1073 & A110974


WHITE SOUND
Gnreou li 500 sI q ft -r arnlrrrn[
lutl allh 75 II l amnacirly a.-u l
frontaljg.- .niE.'c. vi ow. of lhi:
':an. and viFuls ft WhimR S.uInd
arid bSubtpruy Hesuri
5299.000 Ref. PS10618


AUNT PATS BAY. ELBOW CAY
Slunninlg i 411 sq l T c rnir Ic r.
wiInq 35 iuuL t4Uval uris pruoviU.ng pil.-
1Lureo-qu-J vlow-i of te Alari li: Oc'.3 n
andl Whie rtOL lnd Communtty
duLKtau civuliaiblt
S364.000. Rot PS10661


Unique 4 bedroum 3
oaln hior'-' witl loite,
qmAnlrinR alnn Viewe
uvsr hle pritvule water
way and EBoa Halbour
Mnrina Cr'n.intlfn hy
SF5 rlngel pier, Inter-
li:I1. l'and VIOe Ilinte i
lnrna r- ilnq
$4,200/week.
Ref. AR10567


TILLOO CAY
10 nfl0 .sq Ift rnnsrIs nn i quint
tmid private Ibsurld L'uiiiIIiuii.y juSt
nTllinil)t 1Ia Ma'h Harbour N-?IaDy
a lar.,q r.cr.mmunity .nck ICEcarIwTm
Ut LUtt corIpleed bUo' r
S150.000. Rot. PS10630


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Page 16 Section B The Abaconian


D A I Local Government at Work


Local Gov. From Page 14
ever, it has generally been conceded that
this is an impossible task with nothing to
show for several years of effort.
To date $59,000 has been paid for signs
totaling $120,000. Regular monthly fund-
ing as promised has been withheld by the
present Council which did not budget for
this expense. 3 D's Sign's last payment
was in May by the previous Council. The
owner, Desmond Bootle, now asks for
payment of $7,000 to satisfy an overdraft
he got to satisfy his suppliers.
Council members are not sure of their
options and are quite unhappy on discov-
ering substantial bills owing for airport
work and road signs which appear to be
obligations by the previous Council.
Mrs. Thomasina Wilson of Environ-
mental Health in Nassau came to assist
in issuing tenders for the landfill manage-
ment contract. Several physical changes
must be made to facilitate use of the facil-
ity. The major one is construction of a
dump pad in the cell for trucks to dump
onto and altering the approach ramp
somewhat.
Once that is done, the site can be used
with several other minor items being able
to be modified while the site is in use.
Rewriting the tender documents to suite
local conditions should be done in a few
days with the final documents prepared in
Nassau and sent here for issuing to inter-
ested parties. Several Councillors asked
that the requirement for a $50,000 bond


and liability insurance be omitted to give
more persons the opportunity to bid. It
was stated that the present dump has been
maintained for ten or more years without
these requirements. They also asked that
the required equipment be down-sized for
similar reasons.
Mrs. Wilson stated that these stipula-
tions are required of all contractors and
must remain as stated. Processingthe ten-
der documents and making the changes at
the site can be done simultaneously.
Council members are anxious to see
the landfill become operational as main-
tenance at the present dump is costing
$21,000 each month. Maintaining the
present dump has cost $56,000 more this
budget year than anticipated.
Although the discrepancy in volume
expected at the new site may be substan-
tial, from 99 cubic yards per week origi-
nally anticipated to a more realistic 2,500
or more cubic yards each week, it will
affect the workload of a contractor but
will not matter to the site. The first cell
may fill up sooner than expected but that
will be known once it begins operation.
There will be enough time to prepare the
next cell.
Councillor Cay Mills examined out-
standing invoices from Abaco Hardware
extending back to his term as Chief Coun-
cillor and noted that of the 18 invoices,
only three were signed by him. He said
the others were forgeries.
Other lesser issues related to employ-
ees working without proper contracts or
possibly paying twice for the same job.
The meeting lasted just under five
hours.


Moore's Island
District Council


Dalson Cecil Stuart Lillian Laing Deputy
Chief Councillor Chief Councillor






Edward Stuart Anthony Williams


Education From Page 2
dents of the J.A. Pinder Primary School
in Sandy Point and a recitation Who Am I?
by students from the Central Abaco Pri-
mary School. Before the Minister spoke, a
choir of 30 male students from the Central
Abaco Primary School greatly impressed
the audience with the song Also attending
the opening ceremony were senior educa-
tion officers, veteran educators including
Hezekiah Dean, former Superintendent of
Education on Abaco who is now stationed
on Grand Bahama, teachers, Local Gov-
ernment officials, members of the Abaco
Christian Council and other clergy.
Following the ceremony, the Minister
and his party were taken on a conducted
tour of the newly opened Education Of-
fice after which other guests were invited
to follow. These spacious offices now
house the education officers and secre-
tarial staff.
Murphy Town

had no meeting
By Samantha V. Evans
A Town Meeting was announced for Mur-
phy Town residents on September 19 by the
Murphy Town Township Committee. Town
Committee member Sonith Lockhart was
at the Burial Society but stated that there
would be no meeting.


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Viewpoint... Comments on Abaco's immigration problems


ByJulian Lockhart
The illegal immigration problem in The
Bahamas is getting worse by the day and
the Ministry of Immigration or the gov-
ernment of The Bahamas does not same to
know what to do over the long haul to curb
the number of illegal immigrants who flock
to our shores daily.
Illegal immigrants are taxing our edu-
cational system and our health system.
Though they play a large factor in the fi-
nancial stability, how much of the money
they make actually stays in The Bahamas?
The problem with so many illegal
immigrants landing on our shores dai-
ly is we do not know who they are and
what are all the reasons they are escap-
ing their country. That could be Haiti,
Cuba, Jamaica or any other country in
the world.
How do we know if they are rapists,
murderers, child molesters or any other
forms of criminals making the ocean
transit from their island to The Baha-
mas. So Immigration and the Defense
Force have to do a much better job of
protecting The Bahamas' borders be-
cause it may very well be protecting its
citizens from even more criminals.
The largest illegal immigrant popula-
tion in The Bahamas is Haitian, and it is
even more prominent on Abaco with a
large percentage of the population made
up of Haitians.
Some have made suggestions of round-





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ing them up and sending them back to
Haiti. But how does that help as the gov-
ernment is spending thousands of dollars
to extradite the ones who are here and
boat loads more are landing at the same
time on the shores of our islands.
Firstly, the Ministry of Immigration
needs to speed up the process of giving
papers to all the Haitians on Abaco who
qualify and do so right away. Once all
the Haitian immigrants who qualify have
their papers, then it is easier to weed out
those who do not belong here and send
them back to Haiti.
Once everyone who deserves papers
has them, then it is time to get rid of the
Mud and Pigeon Peas. It is a disgrace
to see the squalor the majority of these
Haitian are forced to reside in as they
live within these communities.
Government has to identify some
other areas where Bahamians and natu-
ralized immigrants can purchase low
cost property and homes that offer them
more dignity than the conditions they are
forced to live in within these numerous
communities on Abaco. This way they
will be paying water and electricity bills
which allow these individuals to leave
more of their money in The Bahamas.
Create programs that offer English
as a second language, that can teach
the naturalized immigrants how to use
the banking system, set up a bank ac-
count, what is expected to get a loan or


mortgage and the history and laws of the
country they now call home. This way
the Haitian population can be assimi-
lated into the Bahamian society and feel
that they are a part of the fabric they call
home. Otherwise they will continue to
be a fringe community on the outskirts
of what we call our civilization and con-
tinue to grow in mass.
Abaco cannot afford to lose the labour
the Haitian population offers to the work
force as the fabric of the financial stabil-
ity of the island would fall apart without
the numbers that currently man the posi-
tions. There are not enough people cur-
rently living on Abaco for the number of
jobs that are open now and the hundreds
of more that will come and that is with
the thousands of Haitians that live here.
So once immigration gives status to
those who qualify and who have been
waiting on their papers for years, then


we can start moving towards a solution
to the illegal immigrant problem that
plagues our country.
The only solution is assimilation. Oth-
erwise, the only outcome with be anar-
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Veteran bodybuilder Arthur Elden, now
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third in the Masters Over 60 Division.
His daughter Wendy, her husband Kevin,
granddaughter Jennifer, grandson Patrick
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Page 18 Section B The Abaconian


Obituaries of Family and Friends


Colyn Llewellyn Rees, 85, of Marsh Har-
bour passed away at his home on September
12 after a short illness. He was born in Ber-
muda but made his home in the Bahamas
after coming r-
to Nassau as
an RAF pilot
during World ,
War II. Af-
ter the war
he studied
as a profes-
sional pho-
tographer;
however, his Colyn Rees
love of flying took over and he started the
first amphibious airline in the Bahamas,
the Nassau Aviation Company, which al-
lowed him to visit many of the out islands.
Eventually he settled in Abaco. He reno-
vated and opened what is today the New
Plymouth Inn on Green Turtle Cay and ran
his own bonefish camp for almost 20 years
on the Hilltop in Cherokee Sound. While
there he commissioned two fishing smacks,
the Pride of Abaco and the Abaco Queen.
Eventually he settled in Marsh Harbour
where he took up his photography again,


printing his black and white photographs of
The Bahamas in the early days that would
become his legacy.
He was pre-deceased by his wife Helen
Rees. He is survived by his longtime com-
panion Patricia Albury; his sister Betty Bur-
gesser; sons Colyn T. Rees, Robert A. Rees
and W. James Rees; daughters-in-law Mela-
nie Rees, Kimberly Rees and Donna Rees;
grandchildren Jamie, David, Adam, Chris-
topher, Michelle and Emily; special friends
Albert and Jackie Albury, Lloyd Deveaux,
Herbert and Minnie Key, Lewis Schneider,
Dr. Frank Boyce, Rev. Bob Cornea, Carroll
and Lorraine Sawyer, MP. Edison and Kathy
Key, Royce Sands, Mailin Sands, Faron
Sawyer, William Sands, Donald Smith, Lin-
coln and Andrea Albury, Stan and Ruby Al-
bury, Joe Albury, Tuppy Weatherford, Sam
and Arlene Albury, Maurdee Albury, Rich
and Ellen Curry, Marylin Innocense, David
and Charlene Bethel and many other rela-
tives and friends.
Those who wish to make a donation in
his memory can do so to the Abaco branch
of the Bahamas Cancer Society.
G. Garth Sweeting, 86, of Marsh Har-
bour died peacefully in North Palm Beach,


Florida, on September 14 with Cheryl, his
wife of 27 years, at his bedside.
Mr. Sweeting's father was the proprietor
of the well-known business in Nassau known
as G.R. Sweeting, retailing dry goods and
accessories. After leaving school, he joined
his father in the business. In the early 1970s
the business -i -
moved to a
new loca-
tion in Nas-
sau and was
known as
G.R. Sweet-
ing & Son.
When the
business was Garth
sold in 1987,
Mr. Sweeting retired to Hope Town. He en-
joyed boating and was an avid tennis player.
He and Cheryl loved cruising the "7 seas"
where he was able to indulge in his passion
for dancing.
Mr. Sweeting is survived by his wife
Cheryl; son Peter and wife, Sally Sweet-
ing; daughters Holly Odell and Aletta and
her husband, Scott Hanson; grandchildren


Andrew and Blaine Sweeting, Suzanne Maz-
zarella, Raymond Rogers II, Christian and
Jeremy Stokes; mother-in-law Reta Paisley;
sisters-in-law Leilani Reeder, Terry Peffer
and Sandra Tortora; nephews Richard and
Charlie Farrington; niece Wendy Bishop;
cousins Betty Kenning, Godfrey, David and
George Kelly; special friends John Isaac and
Mike Lightbourn; caretaker Belison "Billy"
Canze; and a host of friends in Abaco, Nas-
sau and Palm Beach.
A memorial service will be held in
North Palm Beach on September 27. In
lieu of flowers friends who wish may make
a donation to the Cancer Society of The
Bahamas in his memory.
Samson Fenelus, seven years old, of
Marsh Harbour succumbed to his injuries
on September 15 after he was hit by a pass-
ing vehicle.
He is survived by his father Samuel
Fenelus Sr.; mother Marie Eliaza; broth-
ers Samuel Jr. and Ryzen Fenelus; sisters
Brianna and Felisha Fenelus; grandparents
Sainvil and Manie Fenelus and Philia Al-
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Radio call-in show

raised money for Inagua


Inagua From Page 1
that once the churches responded to the
letters which had been sent out the figure
could eventually mushroom to $50,000.
"This is Help Hurricane Ike Victims
Day and I believe that Abaconians are
compassionate and will rise to the occa-
sion," stated Mr. Mills. "We remember
what it was like for us here after Hurri-
canes Floyd, Francis and Jeanne, and we
would not be where we are now if it were
not for help from others."
Mr. Cephas Cooper, Senior Island Ad-
ministrator who was also hosting the show,
thanked all people who had pledged say-
ing, "This is a heartwarming experience.
Things started slowly but they have picked
up. Abaconians are a giving, loving people,
and they have demonstrated that today. It
is always better to give than to receive and
we hope people will continue to give."
Mr. Roscoe Thompson announced that
the fund raising effort would continue
throughout the weekend with government
officials and members of the Rotary Club
collecting at the traffic light on Friday and


Saturday and with members of the Red
Cross Society collecting outside the grocery
stores on Friday and Saturday also. Abaco
Hardware was thanked for its donation of
the collection buckets, and the young stu-
dents of Angels Academy were thanked for
decorating them so beautifully.
It was announced that the contribution
of all monies collected would be made to
the National Emergency Management As-
sociation (NEMA) the following Tuesday.
Mr. Cooper stated that there will be an on-
going Disaster Relief Fund where people
will be able to continue to donate by tak-
ing their cheques into the Administrator's
Office. "The giving does not stop here to-
day," continued Mr. Mills. "There is great
need so please go into the Administrator's
office."
Also lending their support at Radio Ab-
aco for the call-in show were Pastor Ed
Laroda, Pastor A.B. Lewis, Ms. Salome
Gibson from Social Services, Mrs. Barbara
Johnson, Chairman of the Abaco Branch of
the Red Cross, and Ms. Elaine Martinbor-
ough from the Department of Housing.


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their sincerest thanks and gratitude to Dr. Frank Boyce for going above and be-
yond the call of his profession during Colyn's recent illness. His compassionate care
was greatly appreciated by all who were involved and we know it was a source of
comfort to Colyn to have not only this good doctor but also his good friend by his
side to help him during his short illness and especially his last days.
Dr. Boyce, please accept our heartfelt thanks for the wonderful care you pro-
vided during these trying times from those closest to him, you are truly a special
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October 1, 2008


The Abaconian Section B Page 19





Page 20 Section B The Abaconian


South Abaco News


Cherokee Sound
By Lee Pinder
School News
This year's school session opened with
16 students enrolled for primary classes.
There will be three new first graders. Rob-
bie Weatherford, Britney Weatherford and
Henri Mott. And we welcome a new teacher
for grades 1 and 2, Mrs. Catherine Owens.
She is a native Abaconian and no stranger
to Cherokee as she taught here in the past
for a few months. There will also be a new
grade 4 student, Coleman Savage, who was
with us for awhile last year and will be at-
tending classes again this year. It looks like
it will be an exciting new school year.
We said goodbye to Cruz Turnquest,
Hayley Sands and Terence Albury, gradu-
ating students in June as they will be mov-
ing on to high school in Marsh Harbour.
Also Autumn Albury will not be rejoining
us this year. We also said goodbye to the


Proposed airport
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lower grades teacher, Ms. Seymour, who
now has a new baby and feels the drive
back and forth from Marsh Harbour is too
time consuming. We will miss her and wish
her the best of luck in her new position.
End of Summer Program
The Vacation Bible School ended the
summer with a program at the community
center on August 29th to show off what the
children had learned. Between 15 and 20
girls and boys who attended the local Va-
cation Bible School put on quite a program
for their parents and friends.
Not only did they memorize parts to put
on several skits, but also did some very
enthusiastic singing. There was not doubt
they all had had a good time but were also
happy to show off what they had learned
and that their spare time had not be wasted
over the long hot summer.
Mosquito Control
Our government and the Department


terminal for Sandy Point

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of Environmental Health and Services are
helping us control our mosquito problem.
With all the rain we have already had this
month the mosquito population is up and
has become quite bothersome.
However, on my way home from Marsh
Harbour this past week I came upon three
young ladies who told m e they were on a
mission, a mission to reduce the infesta-
tion and explosion of mosquito larva in
our part of Abaco. They were putting out
a deterrent in as many of the standing wa-
ter ponds as possible in our area. Their
target that week was along the Cherokee
road from the edge of the pine forest all
the way into the settlement. Our local
mosquito sprayers do their best to keep
them under control, but we can also help
ourselves by doing our part.
This is a good reminder to all Chero-
kee residents to check around your own
yard and make sure there are no up-
turned containers where water might still
be standing and the mosquitoes could lay
their eggs.
For your information I have been told
that Pine Wood Nurseries has a product
available to put in wet areas that will also
help eradicate them, especially if you
think it may be a place harbouring the
little pesties.
Coastal Clean-Up
Seeing as how we are right on the edge
of the deep ocean and get our fair share
of flotsam from the sea, coastal clean-up
is an on-going community project. The
school children have always done their
part as well as many of our residents. The


International Coastal Clean-Up will be
taking place on September 20 and Chero-
kee will again join in on this worthwhile
effort to make our beaches more beauti-
ful and a safer place to swim and boat.
"What's good for Cherokee is also good
for The Bahamas."
Musical Evening
of Togetherness
The Assemblies of God in Cherokee
hosted a programmed evening of music.
Other churches were invited to join in
the fellowship on September 14. The fes-
tivities went on for over two hours and
were thoroughly enjoyed by all who at-
tended. The many different musical ren-
ditions were inspirational and up-lifting.
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Viewpoint... Beautification of Marsh Harbour


By Jennifer Hudson
It is gratifying to see people taking a real
interest in trying to make Marsh Harbour
as attractive as possible. Just recently the
Rotary Club of Abaco recognized Yvonne
Key and Randy Key for the great contri-
bution they have made in this regard. The
community has benefitted greatly from the
beautiful plantings Randy Key has placed
all along Queen Elizabeth Drive and the
Tourist Strip and which he makes sure are
always painstakingly kept. The Garden of
Remembrance where tourists and locals
can sit and relax, enjoying tranquility and
sea breezes, we owe to the hard work of
Yvonne Key.


The round about at the Marsh Harbour airp
walls surrounding the Abaco parrot The Aba
ing Bay is maintaining it and has trimmed t
fully, they will bush out and make our isl
again. Sculpter Steve Burrows created the p


The airport roundabout is undergoing a
face lift thanks to the Abaco Club on Wind-
ing Bay which has adopted the roundabout.
The first "revamping" was the trimming
back of the bushes. This met with some
displeasure from some persons who felt
that the bushes were attractive, and they
did not like to see them cut so low. Howev-
er, Mr. Coakley, Grounds Supervisor for
the Abaco Club, stated that his reason for
cutting the bushes low was a safety issue.
"The idea was not only to tidy the bushes
but more importantly to provide greater
visibility at the roundabout. Previously,
it was not possible to see vehicles coming
around the roundabout but now that the
----- bushes have been cut
there is a clear view
of all the traffic," he
stated. "These bushes
will soon spring again.
bush out and produce
flowers, but they will
be kept low in order
to preserve traffic vis-
ibility.
In addition to trim-
ming the vegetation
and grass, you may
have noticed workers
from the Abaco Club
building a rock wall
around the Bahama
Parrot which stands on
his perch in the cen-
tre of the roundabout.
"We will build a dou-
ble wall with a space in
aort now has rock between where flowers
aco Club at Wind will be planted to be-
he bushes. Hope atify the area," stated
and look tropical Mr. Coakley. "The
arroL


work is progressing nicely; it is making the
roundabout more eye catching and setting
the Abaco Parrot (which previously was-
rather lost among the foliage) off to more
advantage."
Another project which has received a
make-over recently is the gazebo and pond
on Don MacKay Boulevard to the north of
St. Francis de Sales School. I had never
really paid any attention to this spot other
than to notice a gazebo in passing, and I
did not know that there was pond behind
the gazebo. However, within the last few
weeks an attractive pale green sign has ap-
peared saying Owanta's Pond. This led me
to want to find out more. Old timer's can
remember way back from when they were
children there being a well where the pond
is now. This well was surrounded by poi-
sonwood trees and so was always known as
Poisonwood Well. Later, the spot was dug


out and fresh water, which was only two
feet below the surface formed the pond.
Owanta Gottlieb, wife of Dr. Eijnar
Gottlieb, Marsh Harbour's doctor in the
1960s, 1970s and 1980s, was a zoolo-
gist and a great lover of plants and liv-
ing creatures. She filled this pond with fish
which she would feed. Some years later
a group of men including Mike Malone,
Walter Malone, Peter Pinder, Aaron Dar-
ville, Larry Sands and the staff of Abaco
Shipping built a bridge over the pond and
a gazebo with seats so that people could
enjoy the area. "Carroll Albury donated all
the steel beams for the bridge which was a
huge contribution," stated Mike Malone.
The Rotary Club of Abaco took over the
upkeep of the gazebo and pond and has
recently renovated and painted the bridge

Please see Beautification Page 24


The community can thank a variety of people for this lovely peaceful pond. It is taken
time, money and effort to create and maintain it but it is an asset to Marsh Harbour. It
has been named after Owanta Gottlieb, who stocked the pond with fish and plants and
saw to its mainainance. It is a fitting memorial to her as she loved the flora and fauna
of the island.


How to read your electricity bill


BAHAMAS ELECTRICITY CORPORATION
P. O. BOX N 759, NASSAU. BAHAMAS


RATE METEP P~AOING MEltA


RATE
CODE
2


METER READING
CURRENT PREVIOUS
3


ACCOUNTS AND GENERAL INQUIRIES: 322-2856
SUPPLY FAILURE: 323-5561/ FAMILY ISLAND LOCAL.OFFICE


METER
ADVANCE
4


MULTIPLER KWH USAGE


CURRENT CRAROES CHARGES
7 8

10
TOTAL OF CURRENT CHARGE 11 11
OTHER ADJUSTMENTS 12 12
1 3 SUPPLY MAY BE DISCONNECTED
PAST DUE AMOUNTS: BALANCE FROM PREVIOUS BILL | IF PAST DUE AMOUNT IS
NOT PAID iMMEDIATELY
PAYMENTS DURING PERIOD:NOTPAID L
DATE PAD AMOUNT PAID DATE PAID AMOUNT PAID 1-4 TALA
DURING PERIOD AMOUNT 1

ACCOUNT NUMBER NAME TOTAL AMOUNT 16
DUE
IFCURR F nTAMNT IS mrr,,


SERVICE LOCATION


OLD ACCOUNT NUMBER


USAGE COMPARISON
TIrK VFAR


SUtP MLtBC MA I B UII rEU 1 C
IF CURRENT AMOUNT IS I~PT_
PAID BY 1

LAST YEAR


18


PERIOD USAGE PERIOD USAGE


DAILY AVERAGE


DAILY AVERAGE


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MAKE CHEQUE PAYABLE TO,
BAHAMAS ELECTRICITY Y CORPORATION
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ACCOUNT, PLEASE RETURN THIS
PORTION WITH YOUR PAYMENT.


BILLING DATE

ACCOUNT NUMBER


AMOUNTDUE


16


1. Service Date Actual dates the meter was read.
2. Rate Code -This indicates the type of customer e.g. RS for residential, SC for
small commercial, LC for large commercial and TS for temporary service
3. Meter Readings This is the reading taken from the customer's meter on the
read date.
4. Meter Advance Meter advance is the difference between the current reading
and the previous month's readings
5. Multiplier All meters have multipliers; however, for most residential custom-
ers t he multiplier is "1." The multiplier is used to determine the actual current
used.
6. KWH Usage This shows the units of electricity the customer will be billed
for. It is the difference between the current reading and the previous reading
multiplied by the multiplier.
7. Minimum Charge The m minimum charge is the amount the customer will be
billed irrespective of any usage and to some degree represents a sort of meter
rental. For most residential customers the minimum charge is $3.36; for small
commercial customers it is $6.78; and for temporary service it is $7.00.
8. First 800 KWH/Month This applies to residential customers only. The first
800 units of electricity used by a residential customer is billed at the rate of
.1500 cents per unit.
9. Over 800 KWH/Month Again, this applies to residential customers alone. All
units of electricity in excess of 800 are billed at the higher rate of .1841 cents
per unit.
10. Fuel Surcharge This is calculations based on the cost of fuel purchased to
generate electricity. The rate is applied to the amount of units consumed during
the billing cycle.
11. Total Current Charges Total charges is the amount of electricity used and
billed within the current month.
12. Other Adjustments Other Adjustments is any additional charges that a
customer may be charged as a result of returned cheques; or credits refunded in
case of the return of a security deposit.
13. Past Due Amount Any amount left unpaid from previous hills.
14. Payments During Period These are payments made between the last bill
date and the current bill date.
15. Total Past Due Total past due is the difference between the past due
amount and payments made during the period.
16. Total Amount Due This is the amount the customer owes this month and
the current charges plus or minus the total past due amounts and the other
adjustments.
17. Payment Due Date This is the date when full payment should be made
on the "total current charges" to avoid disconnection of the electricity service.
Please note that this date does not apply to the past due amount. The customer
can be disconnected at any time without notice for amounts past due.
18. Usage Comparison This is the KWH usage divided by the number of days
between the current read date and the previous read date. This daily average is
compared to the daily average for the same period in the previous year to give
the customer a comparison of their daily usage.


SERVICE DATE
FROM


DEPOSIT HELD


METER NUMBER


SERVICE LOCATION


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Page 22 Section B The Abaconian


Viewpoint... Snake Cay Creeks Keep It The Same


Provided by Friends of the Environment
Friends of the Environment, along with
concerned citizens of Abaco, are encourag-
ing the government to protect the creeks on
the eastern side of Great Abaco, from south
of the Snake Cay dock area through to the
southern end of the Bight of Old Robinson.
The idea is to protect the area so it will
"stay the same," insuring that Bahamians
and visitors will be able to continue to use
it for recreational activities to include boat-
ing, fishing and camping. Areas to enjoy
these activities are rapidly disappearing as
Abaco continues to grow. FRIENDS is not
calling for strict provisions or for reserving
the area as a "no take" park. We would
like to see the area "left as it is" for the
enjoyment of the users for many genera-
tions to come.
Abaco receives over 200,000 visitors
each year. Tourists come to Abaco be-
cause of abundant opportunities available
for diving, snorkeling, sailing, beaching
and other marine-related activities. Second
to tourism, fishing is the largest industry
in Abaco, an important reason why our
marine resources need special attention.
Eighty percent of all of the marine life
that is harvested from the sea grows up in
the mangroves. Therefore, in addition to
protecting Abaco's land from storms, the
mangroves play a vitally important role in
the health of the marine ecosystem.
Working towards the goal of protecting
marine and coastal areas, FRIENDS has
joined with the Bahamas National Trust
to protect the Snake Cay and Bight of Old
Robinson mangrove creek system and
small cays in this area as a National Park.
We need to save this important breeding
nursery of reef fish and marine life as well


as preserve the many native trees and bird
population. Although the area will be des-
ignated a National Park, the area will be
"zoned" to allow such recreational and cul-
tural activities as fishing, conching, boating
and bone fishing. These creek systems are
great areas for anyone interested in an eco
tourism related business. The areas have
already proven popular and have aided in
the past success of local companies provid-
ing kayaking and bird watching trips. Lo-
cal bone fishing guides also frequent this
area on the east coast of Abaco.
Numerous scientists have conducted re-
search in the creek areas of Snake Cay and
Bight of Old Robinson. Craig Layman of
the Marine Sciences Program, Department
of Biological Sciences at Florida Interna-
tional University, in conjunction with the
Bahamas Reef Environmental Education
Foundation, (BREEF), has documented
that in the rocky shallows of the Bight is
one of the highest densities of sub-adult
Nassau Grouper anywhere in the Baha-
mas. Similarly, Queen Conch juveniles are
especially abundant in these areas. This
area may well support much of the Nas-
sau Grouper fishery along the entire east-
ern Abaco reef tract. Juveniles of the most
critical fishery species in the Bahamas,
such as Nassau grouper, Queen Conch,
Spiny Lobster and various snapper spe-
cies are widespread and abundant in these
systems. As The Bahamas works towards
protecting large proportions of its coastal
wetland systems, it is critical to identify
those systems most important from an eco-
logical perspective. Scientific research has
concluded that this area is a one of the most
critical wetland systems on all of the Little
Bahama Bank.


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Sister Anitra
Auntie Maggie
Brother TJ

Best Wishes
We Love You

Continue to do well


Brain Kakuk of Bahamas Caves Research
Foundation has been diving and studying
these creeks systems as very few people
have. He has stated that "the submerged
cave systems that lie below the bottom of
these creeks are actually localized fractures
that are interconnected from Snake Cay
through the Bight of Old Robinson and be-
yond." This is important to know because
what effects one system will ultimately ef-
fect the other. For example, silting from
dredging, oil spills or pollution of one
creek will eventually be carried by tidal
flow through these underground conduits.
This will greatly increase the polluted/af-
fected area and at a much faster rate.
There are currently scientists conduct-
ing medical research on specialized animals
living on the walls of underwater caves in
The Bahamas. These animals are found in
great abundance in the underwater caves in
and around the areas of Snake Cay and Bight
of Old Robinson. Such sites give scientists
a greater chance to find potential cures for
many modern day illnesses, including can-
cer, while also giving the Government of the
Bahamas revenues in licensing fees and bot-
tom lease agreements. Kakuk has stated that
"the underwater caves found in this area are


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just what these researchers are looking for."
Abaco is unique and fortunate in that we
have a product that is limited, a small area
on this earth where the land and sea envi-
ronments are still relatively unspoiled. As
healthy environments are in short supply
world wide, this is what attracts the thou-
sands of visitors that we welcome to our
islands each year. The Bahamas is com-
ing on stream with the rest of the world in
regards to conservation and environmental
management. We are in a unique position,
as a young country, to be able to learn from
our neighbors' progress and mistakes. The
citizens of Abaco are proud to call Abaco
our home and we have the power to pre-
serve our heritage. We must protect our
national pride now and in the future.
Along with protecting these important
coastal areas for our own personal recre-
ational use, the protection will also help
to secure our now prosperous tourism and
fishing industries. We can all work togeth-
er and support the efforts in preserving our
pristine environment so that our children
and grandchildren will have a place to fish,

Please see Snake Cay Page 26


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1. HAWKSBILL SUBDIVISION.
FREEPORT
LOT NO. 152
PROPERTY DESCRIPTION:
Single Family Residence
PROPERTY SIZE: 0.12 acres
LOCATION: Northwestern side of
intersection of Inagua Drive &
Court #3
APPRAISED VALUE: $82,250

2. HAWKSBILL SUBDIVISION
PHASE 1, FREEPORT
LOT NO. 57
PROPERTY DESCRIPTION:
Single Family Residence
PROPERTY SIZE: 5,487 sq. ft.
LOCATION: Abaco Drive
APPRAISED VALUE: $89,000

3. QUEENS COVE. FREEPORT
LOT NO. 5 Block 25
PROPERTY DESCRIPTION:
Single Family Residence
PROPERTY SIZE: 0.22 acres
LOCATION: Property is located
on Victoria Lane south of
Whitehall Place
APPRAISED VALUE: $170,000


4. CIVIL INDUSTRIAL AREA,
FREEPORT
LOT NO. 6 Block 5
PROPERTY DESCRIPTION: Split
Level, Commercial Building
PROPERTY SIZE: 17,500 sq. ft.
LOCATION: Walton Street and
east of Wimpole Street.
APPRAISED VALUE: $625,000

5. BAHAMIA WEST REPLAT
SUBDIVISION, FREEPORT
LOT NO. 5 Block 17
PROPERTY DESCRIPTION:
Single Family Residence, 4 beds/
3 baths
PROPERTY SIZE: 0.28 acres
LOCATION: Northern side of a
cul-de-sac called Churchill Court
APPRAISED VALUE: $307,420


1. WINDSOR PARK SUBDIVISION
LOT NO. 29 Block 10
PROPERTY SIZE: 0.37 acres,
Single Family Lot
LOCATION: Southern Side of
Dartmoor Way
APPRAISED VALUE: $33,000


2. DERBY SUBDIVISION.
FREEPORT
LOT NO. 9 Block 17 Unit 3
PROPERTY SIZE: Single Family
Lot, 0.30 acres
LOCATION: Queens Highway &
Dagenham Drive
APPRAISED VALUE: $33,000


3. DERBY SUBDIVISION.
FREEPORT
LOT NO. 13 Block 2 Unit 2
PROPERTY SIZE: Multi-Family
Lot, 17,500 Sq.ft.
LOCATION: Property is located on
Heybridge Drive 125 ft. along the
waterfront.
APPRAISED VALUE: $64,000


4. BAHAMIA WEST REPLAT.
SUBDIVISION
LOT NO. 28 Block 19
PROPERTY SIZE: 0.25 acres
LOCATION: Northern side of
Columbus Way
APPRAISED VALUE: $26,000


6. BAHAMIA NORTH
SUBDIVISION. FREEPORT
LOT NO. Unit 304
PROPERTY DESCRIPTION:
Condominium Apartment,
1 bed / 1 bath
PROPERTY SIZE: 650 sq. ft.
LOCATION: Fairway Manor
opposite the Golf Course
APPRAISED VALUE: $65,000

7. HAWKSBILL SUBDIVISION.
FREEPORT
LOT NO. 124
PROPERTY DESCRIPTION:
Single Family Residence, 1 bed /
1 bath
PROPERTY SIZE: 5,400 sq. ft.
LOCATION: Abaco Drive
APPRAISED VALUE: $70,000

8. REGENCY PARK SUBDIVISION.
FREEPORT
LOT NO. 60 Unit 2 / Section III
PROPERTY DESCRIPTION:
Single Storey Residence, 3 bed /
2 bath
PROPERTY SIZE: 11,340 sq. ft.
LOCATION: Property is 265 yards
west of the intersection of West
Regency Drive and Brighton
Drive.
APPRAISED VALUE: $132,300

9. YOEMAN WOOD, FREEPORT
LOT NO. 6 Block 58 Unit 2
PROPERTY DESCRIPTION:
Single Family Residence, 3 beds /
2 baths
PROPERTY SIZE: 0.27 acres
LOCATION: The property is
located at the end of a short
unnamed and unpaved cul-de-sac
which connects to Birnam Place
which connects to Spinney Road.
APPRAISED VALUE: $122,000


5. VOYAGER BAY SUBDIVISION.
FREEPORT
LOT NO. 1 Block 25
PROPERTY SIZE: Multi-Family,
21,009 sq. ft.
LOCATION: Front or property
is located along the curve of
Bradfield Lane.
APPRAISED VALUE: $57,000

6. LINCOLN GREEN SUBDIVISION.
FREEPORT
LOT NO. 1 Block 12 Unit 12
PROPERTY SIZE: Multi-Family
Lot, 21,108 sq. ft.
LOCATION: Intersection of
Langton Avenue and Fulston Drive
APPRAISED VALUE: $43,000

7. HOLMES ROCK. GRAND
BAHAMA
LOT NO. Tract of Land
PROPERTY SIZE: Single Family
lot, 0.20 acres
LOCATION: Southern side of
Queens Highway / eastern side of
PC Plaza
APPRAISED VALUE: $20,000


10. BAHAMIA SECTION X111
LOT NO. 1 Block 36
PROPERTY DESCRIPTION:
Single Family Residence, 3 beds /
2-1/2 baths
PROPERTY SIZE: 0.26 acres
LOCATION: The property is
located along the northern side of
a cul-de-sac on the neighborhood
collector street called Yorkshire
Drive.
APPRAISED VALUE: $256,500

11. GRASMERE. UNIT 1
SUBDIVISION. FREEPORT
LOT NO. 3 Block 15
PROPERTY DESCRIPTION:
Single Family Residence, 3 beds /
2 baths
PROPERTY SIZE: 13,500 Sq. Ft.
LOCATION: Glenburn Drive &
East Indiaman Road
APPRAISED VALUE: $259,000

12. GRASMERE. UNIT 1
SUBDIVISION. FREEPORT
LOT NO. 13 Block 1
PROPERTY DESCRIPTION:
Single Family Residence, 4 beds /
3 baths
PROPERTY SIZE: 18,000 Sq. Ft
LOCATION: North of S. Ringwood
Drive
APPRAISED VALUE: $252,000

13. CARAVEL BEACH
SUBDIVISION. FREEPORT
LOT NO. 284
PROPERTY DESCRIPTION:
Four-Plex Apartment Complex
PROPERTY SIZE: 12,500 Sq. Ft.
LOCATION: The property is
located on Drumfish Street.
APPRAISED VALUE: $256,000


8. REGENCY PARK. FREEPORT
LOT NO. 9 Unit 2
PROPERTY SIZE: Single Family
lot, 10,764 sq. ft.
LOCATION: West Regency Drive.
APPRAISED VALUE: $25,000

9. DEVONSHIRE SUBDIVISION,
FREEPORT
LOT NO. 24 Block 11 Unit 1
PROPERTY SIZE: Duplex lot
11,500 sq. ft.
LOCATION: West on Ashwater
Drive.
APPRAISED VALUE: $25,000

10. FREEPORT RIDGE
SUBDIVISION. FREEPORT
LOTS NO. 500 and 501
PROPERTY SIZE: Single
Family Lot, 0.27 and 0.28 acres
respectively.
LOCATION: Property located
on the curved section of the a
minor cul-de-sac on Penryn Place
(unpaved road).
APPRAISED VALUE: $12,500
EACH


14. CARAVEL BEACH
SUBDIVISION. FREEPORT
LOT NO. 75
PROPERTY DESCRIPTION: Six-
Plex Apartment Complex
PROPERTY SIZE: 19,055 sq. ft.
LOCATION: The property is
located on Bonita Lane & Bluefish
Street.
APPRAISED VALUE: $567,000

15. BAHAMIA WEST REPLAT
SUBDIVISION. FREEPORT
LOT NO. 22 Block 16
PROPERTY DESCRIPTION:
Single Family Residence, 3
beds/2 baths
PROPERTY SIZE: 16,300 sq. ft.
LOCATION: On Iverness Lane
APPRAISED VALUE: $259,000


11.BAHAMIA WEST REPLAT.
FREEPORT
LOT NO. 19 Block 20
PROPERTY SIZE: Single Family
lot, 0.27 Acres
LOCATION: Western Side of Perth
Court cul-de-sac.
APPRAISED VALUE: $27,000

12. MURPHY TOWN. ABACO
LOT NO. 67 Crown Allotment #1
and #2
PROPERTY SIZE: 8,935 sq. ft.
and 12,100 sq. ft.
LOCATION: Murphy Town
APPRAISED VALUE: 30,500


INTERESTED PARTIES SHOULD SUBMIT OFFERS INCLUSIVE OF TELEPHONE CONTACT AND POSTAL ADDRESS
TO: CB DISTRESSED PROPERTIES, CREDIT RISK MANAGEMENT DEPARTMENT, P.O BOX SS-6263
NASSAU, BAHAMAS OR EMAIL US AT: DISTRESSED.PROPERTIES@COMBANKLTD.COM
WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO REJECT ANY OR ALL OFFERS.


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Beautification From Page 21
and gazebo.
Owanta's son, lawyer Frederik Gottli-
eb, donated the sign designating Owanta's
Pond in memory of his mother. The sign
invites persons to stop and enjoy the pond
but "Please do not remove any of the fish
or turtles." The pond is attractively cov-
ered with a layer of beautiful pink water
lilies and is home to a large variety of fish.
It is very sad that some people cannot ap-
preciate the beauty of their surroundings
and leave it nice for others. Floating on the
pond can be seen aluminum cans, potato
chip bags and other garbage. Mr. Malone,
President of the Rotary Club of Abaco,
said that he will have to get a little boat and


put some kids in it to clean up the pond.
There is a garbage can there. PLEASE
PUT YOUR TRASH IN THE CAN.
The Rotary Club of Abaco is assist-
ing with the beautification of Marsh Har-
bour in several ways. In addition to the
Owanta's Pond project, it takes care of
the roundabout at the M&R Food store in
a joint project with the Interact Club. Ear-
lier in the year it organized a competition
for schools to design and paint anti litter
campaign boards. These attractive colour-
ful signs have now been installed along the
roadsides urging people to put their trash
in cans.
Several business places keep their prem-
ises looking attractive with well tended
flowering bushes in front which really help


to beautify the township and brighten up
what would otherwise be a dreary looking
town centre which is sadly lacking in any
attractive architectural design. The florist
shop, Bahama Petals, is doing its part by
adopting the planter opposite the M&R
Food Store. There may be others I have
missed and I apologize to them but I feel
that any person or business playing a part
in beautifying the surroundings should be
congratulated. Not only does this help to
make Marsh Harbour more attractive to
our visitors, which we should all work
hard to do, but it also provides a more
pleasant and uplifting environment for "us
locals." The townships of Murphy Town
and Dundas Town have also begun making
an effort to tidy up their townships and the


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new parks and playgrounds along the Dun-
das Town waterfront are a very pleasant
improvement.
With so many people making an effort
to make their n AN EFFORT TO KEEP
OUR ISLAND BEAUTIFUL.

Support the

Cancer Society
Donate Used Items
to Be Sold in
Their Thrift Shop
Call 367-3744 for info


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


STwinAir



CALYPSo





954-359-8266


Twin Pacs Are Back!
On Sale Until October 15, 2008 or
While Supplies Last


20 one-way Tickets Valid for 1 year


Abaco $2,700
+ Bahamian Departure Taxes

Eleuthera $ 3,000


October 1, 2008






October 1, 2008


The Abaco Club on Winding Bay will

launch Give Back Getaways program


The Abaconian Section B Page 25


Work at Sandbank Landing is underway


Junior Junkanoo groups will Benefit
from New Volunteer Program for Club
Members
Starting this fall the Abaco Club on
Winding Bay will provide members with
the opportunity to volunteer their time and
contribute to the local community in which
they vacation through "Give Back Get-
aways." This new program was created by
the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company through
its social and environmental responsibility
program, Community Footprints.
While other properties in the Ritz-Carl-
ton family have undertaken humanitarian
and environmental activities, The Abaco
Club's efforts will be directed at the con-
servation and advancement of one of The
Bahamas' most significant events-Junk-
anoo. The Abaco Club has been an ardent
supporter of Bahamian culture, particu-
larly Junkanoo, since the Club's inception.
"Give Back Getaways" will take The Ab-
aco Club's involvement to a higher level
as club members volunteer their time and
support to the local leaders who work with
Bahamian youth in Junkanoo.
"Give Back Getaways" will be com-
prised of four components. Initially, a
series of workshops will be conducted by
the All-Abaco Junior Junkanoo Commit-
tee throughout Abaco to inform students
and club participants about the history and


social significance of Junkanoo. Technical
expertise relating to the music, costume
building, art and dance aspects of Junk-
anoo including the development of themes
for the 2009 parade, will also be rendered.
Members, guests and the staff of the Abaco
Club will assist children in designing cos-
tumes as well as rehearsing the music and
dance for the 2009 parade. Participants in
"Give Back Getaways" will also be able
to participate in the decorating of a spe-
cial float that will be showcased during the
parade.
Funds will be raised by the Abaco Club's
staff and members for the purchase of ma-
terials and instruments. On the night of the
parade members, guests and staff will be
encouraged to attend and support the chil-
dren. Finally, the winning groups will be
invited to perform at the Abaco Club.
"The Abaco Club has continually sup-
ported what we are doing and they rec-
ognize the important role culture plays in
the community," said Mr. William Davis,
chairman of The All-Abaco Junior Junk-
anoo Committee. "Their sponsorship over
the years extends beyond what we see on
the night of the parade. It has also assist-
ed in developing the artistic ability of our
young people as well as ensuring they have
a better understanding of their heritage."


Guy Fawkes and Bonfire Night
Green Turtle Cay Nov ember 5 5:30 9 p.m.
Guy Contest Great Food Family Fun
Ferry Service leaves GTC at 9:30 p.m.


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


The Hon. Dr. Earl Deveaux toured the Sandbank Landing Development, a new devel
opment just outside Treasure Cay. Mr. Carroll Lang, left, is shown with Capt. Chad
Gulley, who is 1, i ,, I w,!, the owners. The developers plan to dig out and enlarge the
boat basin that begun in the 1970s. The entrance to the harbour can be see at the top of
the photo. The marina will have 88 slips and the first phase will include a small hotel,
townhouses, condos, houses and a club house. The company expects to begin selling next
year. The property is adjacent to Carlton Point, the location of the first Loyalist settle
ment on Abaco.


Friends of the

Environm ent FRIENDS of the ENVIRONMENT


Native Plant Fair

Cooper's Town at S.C. Bootle High School

October 4, 2008, at 10 am

Murphy Town at the Burial Society

October 11, 2008, at 10 a.m

Guest Speakers

Blaine Sweeting "Natives in Your Garden"
and

Mr. Michael Parotti "Growing Natives"

FREE NATIVE PLANT
to everyone attending


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




Hope Town Specialist. A collection of upscale
homes with pools, private docks, etc., ideal
for special occasions, reunions, honeymoons.
Hope Town Hideaways 242-366-0224 or hope
town.com
Marsh Harbour Sky Developers 2 bed/ 1 bath,
furnished, wtih A/C, with washer and drier,
water included. $1350/ mo. Call Mrs. Green
at 367-2660
Marsh Harbour, Gov. Subdivision. 2 b/ 1 b
duplex, washer & drier, central air, furnished,
water. $1500/ mon. First and last month's
rent and $1000 security. Call 365-4097 or
342-6064


Elbow Cay's Best Houses and Land, rentals
and sales, Hope Town Hideaways. Call 242
366-0224 or fax 242-366-0434. On the internet
at www.hopetown.com
Elbow Cay lot Dorros Cove, deeded dock slip
at Tahiti Beach. Panoramic views. $259,900
Net. Call Steve at 770-331-8197
Elbow Cay hilltop lot in Lucayos (North Road)
across from Treescape, 10,000 s.f. or 100' x
124'. $159,000 Call 386-212-0101
Guana Cay, Sea of Abaco, 1+ acre with el
evation, 400+ ft. waterfront. Brokers welcome.
www.guanawaterfront.com
Guana Cay house for sale. Dramatic ocean & Sea
of Abaco views, three sided floor to ceiling glass,
incredible sunset views from covered deck. 2 bed/
2 bath/Jack & Jill shower. Purchase includes ad
ditional lot ensuring unobstructed views. New roof
2008. Purchase includes all furnishings. Purchase
price $350,000 net to seller. Brokers protected.
View property www.greatguanarentals.com Call
404-846 1666 or dl@atlantaindustrialproperties.
com


Moraine Cay available for rent or sale For info
go to morainecay.com
Scotland Cay Private island with runway golf
carts, spa, pool table, internet, TV, fireplace.
Turnkey. Bruce Burgess cell 954 632 4966,
home 954 566 6096, Details at www.summer
campabacos.com
Scotland Cay Atlantic beach, 3600' paved run
way, marina slip available, 125' beach by 260'
deep, private island. Call 970-389-0236
Treasure Cay Pineapple Point Resort.
NOW UNDER CONSTRUCTION! Exclusive
luxury waterfront condos with deep water docks
& garages! The ultimate location in Treasure
Cay in protected harbour with spectacular, un
obstructed views. Available July 2008! www.
pineapplepointresort.com 242-475-7464 or
1-800-545-0395 Come & see us at the end of
Marina View Dr. Office Open M-F 9-4:30 pm
or by appointment.


Treasure Cay gated community Galleon Bay
canal lot, 122 ft. water frontage, 19,000 sq.
ft., sea walls, protected deep water, near golf
course and beach, deep discount! $269,000. Ph:
1-678-705-2505
WPB Condo Furnished 2 bed 1 bath; A/C;
Internet ready. Ideal for students. Security on
grounds. Bus stop at entry. 15 min from PB
Community College. Short walk to major shop
ping & restaurants. $90,000. Call 242-365-4636
days, 242-365-4218 evenings


Buying? Selling?
Need Qualified Help?
Want More Business
A low cost ad like this
can bring fast results
Call 367-3202 Fax 367-3201






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October 1, 2008


Snake Cay From Page 22
dive and conch for many years to come.
The future of Abaco is in our hands and we
must not take this responsibility lightly.
After kayaking through the Snake
Cay creeks, one local resident contacted
FRIENDS to share his experience. He
was impressed with how pure, clean and
untouched it was, and stated, "it is an area
that promotes family, whether kayaking,
snorkeling or handline fishing." He went
on to say that his experience in Snake Cay
Creek "opened his eyes to what the tourists
come here for, and if we lose this beautiful
area, we lose everything."
All comments and / or suggestions are
welcome by mailing to info@friendsoft-
heenvironment.org or calling Friends of
the Environment office at 367-2721. You
can also help protect Abaco's heritage with
letters of support for the protection of these
valuable creeks.


Two arrested in $10

million drug seizure
While conducting a routine patrol in the
Northern Bahamas on September 19 just
before noon, Grand Bahama police noticed
a 27-foot go-fast boat acting strangely. On
seeing the police, the boat turned and went
to Spanish Cay where it was beached and
the two occupants ran off.
Found on the boat were 22 suitcases
containing 1761 pounds of cocaine. Offi-
cers called for assistance and an OBAT he-
licopter with additional police came from
Nassau.
Two residents of Abaco, a man and a
woman, were found and taken into custody.
The man who was from Little Abaco was
charged and remanded to prison in Nassau
pending a court hearing on September 26.


Beginning in the October 15 issue,
the widely read crime report will be re-
sumed. Changes in police staff last Janu-
ary caused it to be omitted for the past
nine months. However, we have been as-
sured that the information will be avail-
able to us with this next issue.
During this interval, many boats have
been stolen some of which have been
recovered intact and some were found
without engines. Several marinas have
had problems with boat break-ins and
properties on Marsh Harbour's Eastern


Shore have been burglarized.
All criminal activity should be re-
ported to the police so they can be aware
of and alert to developing trends. Even
minor break-ins to structures or vehicles
should be reported so criminal trends and
data can be studied.
We expect to resume publishing this
information to alert the public so persons
will have a better understanding of crimi-
nal activity and any necessary security
measures can be implemented.


L listing


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


Mis


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



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


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


New Vision Ministries

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


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


SUNDAY MORNING
WORSHIP @ 11:00AM
CHILDREN'S CHURCH AVAILABLE)
YER @_ 6:45PM
LIFE IN THE WORD @ 7:45PM
THE WORD CHRISTIAN
BOOK STORE
TUESDAY-THURSDAY: 1OAM-3PM
FIGT _A C fia MEN CINtSR FRIDAY-SATURDAY : 10AM-6PM
Church Office Hours : Tuesday Fridays 10am- 3pm
P.O.Box AB20699, Murphy Town, Abaco, Bahamas
Tel I Fax : (242) 367-2972
Email: change87@hotmail.com


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


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


Business Service Directory


B & B Tile Contractors
Hudson Burrows and
Elliot Burrows

Top Quality Work
Call 367-4610


Tropical Souvenirs
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


morainecaycom


^ QUrine 0T ,/,- '-,/,
Marine Surveying & Consulting
Navigation & Seamanship
Captain Cyril Roker
B.Sc. Maritime Transportation
2nd Master Unlimited Tonnage ..-
Marine Surveyor / Nautical Inspector '
P.O.Box F 14283, Nassau, Bahamas
Tel: 242-367-0052 / 577-6204
Email: cyrilroker@hotmail.com


S 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


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

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


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

B's Sunrise
Souvenirs Cuban Cigars Casual Clothing
T-Shirts Venus Swimwear Jewelry
Children's Clothing and lots more ...
Located in Simmon's Plaza next to Snack Shack
Mon-Sat 9-5 Phone: (242) 367-4822


Crime Report

will be resumed


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October 1, 2008


The Abaconian Section B Page 27


International Coastal Clean-Up Day


By Samantha V Evans
Groups from public and private schools,
service clubs and community groups joined
together to take part in International Coast-
al Clean-Up Day on September 20th orga-
nized locally by Friends of the Environ-
ment. To spread the clean up more across
the island, clean ups were also allowed
inland in the communities in Central and
North Abaco.
Two-thirds of the earth is covered by
ocean. It is important to all communities
because it provides a lot of the food we eat,
the oxygen we breathe and home for 97
percent of living things. Therefore, each
person has a responsibility to take care of
it. All around the world, coastal clean-
ups have been organized for the month of
September. Once everyone works together
to keep the ocean clean, we can succeed


even better at keeping a green environ-
ment. Tons and tons of items are dumped
into the ocean ranging from litter to tires
and toilet bowls. Garbage bags are con-
siderably harmful to sea animals as turtles
can mistake them for a jelly fish, eat them
and die. The International Coastal Clean-
up is an effort to keep the planet healthy.
By cleaning up trash, each citizen is doing
his part to ensure that the ocean remains
clean and is more resilient to the climate
changes, pollution, over fishing and habitat
destruction.
Each volunteer was given track cards
to keep track of everything they collected
while out on the clean up. The cards will
be turned into Friends of the Environment
office where the data will be compiled and
the findings shared with the world.


Volunteers cleaned the roadsides on September 20, International Coastal Clean Up Day.
Friends of the Environment organized teams throughout Abaco who cleaned beaches as
well as roadways. It will tally up the trash and send the data to a cental location to be
added to worldwide figures.


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ites for Sl.C mmercial Service. Cr & Boatsq


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
Bookkeeper- Extremely organized individual
wanted for light bookkeeping. Requires com-
puter proficiency, experience with QuickBooks
or Peachtree preferred. Applicant must be able
to work independently, be detail oriented, and
extremely dedicated to deadlines and follow
through. Send resumes with references to aba
co-homes@hotmail.com.
Housekeeper Bluff House Beach Hotel on
Green Turtle Cay is looking for diligent, hon
est people with strong customer service skills
and attention to details to work in our house
keeping department. Call 365-4200 for an in
terview.



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 accommodate automotive service
and repair at reasonable prices. Also available
-small engine repair (lawn & garden equip
ment, small generators, etc.) Call today to set
up an appointment. Tel: 366-0040
Bookkeeping and accounting up to and include
ing Financial Statements available. Hourly
fees. Contact Rtuh 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
information
Brownie 3rd lung model F280X Honda 4 HP.
Call Greg 713-724-7065 or gletsos@letsos.
com $1500


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OBO Call 458-1162


$1100


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
$800
2 table end and coffee table $100
4 seater wicker dinette with extra coffee
table $250
4 seater wooden dinette $200
4 white bar stools $120
2 twin beds with box spring and mattress
$200
1 deep freezer $150- white
1 almond washing machine $150
Please call 357-6836



89 Suzuki Sidekick 45,000 miles, great on
gas. $1000 OBO Call 616-296-0165
97 Buick LeSabre. Asking $4000 OBO 367
3197 or 242-465-0971


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

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




13' Boston Whaler w/ 30 HP Yamaha, 2005,
annrl rnnrlin U Aqnn nDn AO77 7noo


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
475-0266


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
Sarah 367-0398
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
MWWW1


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


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


M60d.,-- _wew ww=
19.5 Spanish Wells built 2004, 115 HP Yama
ha. $27,000 OBO cell 359-6890, Ph 365-4402
or 365-4033

I ASKL


37' Intrepid, 3 250 HP Mercs, 2004, low
low hours. looks brand new. $180,000 OBO
359-6720


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FO6 AL


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


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


43' Aluminum hull crawfishing boat, 5000 lb.
freezer, Caterpillar 3208, 8KW generator, sta
bilizers, central A/C, full galley, TV & DVD,
sleeps 7. $35,000 Call 365-5148
a. .&w_


44' Sea Ray 44eb 1996, twin low hr 350hp cats,
8.0k Westerbeke genset, beautiful condition
throughout. $149,000 or will trade for open
fisherman. Located in Man-O-War harbour.
Call Andrew 561-389-8891 or e mail
andrewwhymanb@aol.com


23' Mako, 150 HP Mercury Optimax, only 20
hrs. Stall has factory warranty for 30 months,
wash down pump, VHF, radio, fish finder,
duel gas tanks and trailer. Call 475-1672 or
577-0313







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The Abaconian October 1, 2008


MARSH HARBOUR
Private estate C.eit..l lot enterltatn
ing Hihlliigti': d hya fi.,lly rtln, :.-d
5 bedroom residence. free-form
pool, Unil 10i It cuilinrgs, Ifrkel te
birment honme or vacation villa
51,500,000. Ral. AS1 1005


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MARNIES LANDING
Hail acre building siteo within a pri
vale wate rionl community. Faa-
lures include unrerground eleclncity,
private dock slip beach acc$eS, ard
views of Ihe Sea of Abhan
$770,000. PS10659


WALKING STICK WAY
Unique 23.358 :sq It. hiltop lot w lr
access t tluxury amenities and
views across the nfitz Carleton man-
aurye Abacu Club at Wii _dla Bay,
:-'1 course, and ocean
S2,925,000. Ref. AS10647






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TREASURE CAY
Beaulilul 8 acre paredl on pristine
nasiln I Iarthirr Cay pArfect Inr a sa-
cluded getaway or an eco-resurt i
purchased and cotmbinod with adja
cent A+ acre mraCd
5249,000. Ref. PS10700




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MARSH HARBOUR
Unique ,9750 sq. it. property with
sea views in the popular gated cornt
muniy of Sunrsk Ray Ari-Ilinn ly
a private dock slip can be acquired,
All amenities nearby
$249,900. Ref. AS11l n26


LUBBERS QUARTERS
Lovely 10,489 sq. homesite in the
quite Abaco Ocean Club. Just steps
to the Wr.irPn a-.n.Pln .'nrl a short
walk or goll cart ide to the commu-
it1y dock.
$f4,500. Ref. AS10960


GREAT ABACO CLUB
Last chance to obtain a homesite in
the prestigious and gotdc Gil.-l
Ahaco Club This7 71^rt s.f II canal
lot has easy access to pool. tennis
courts, aAid beach.
$300,000. Ref. AS10731


BAKER'S HEIGHTS
41.6 acre Iract comprising rolling
-*iI!. and vjews to the Sea of Abaco
anrtd e.irrnrtrirn area Ideal silt for
development purposes or as a pri-
vate estate
SI.040.,nn. Ref. AB5178


THE ABACO CLUB, WINDING BAY
Enjoy cool breezes and panoramic
vistas lhon :h: eI. cle gj..d 1.- acre
estate sihe Oerfok.ing the 7th and
BIh holes within the luxurious Ritz-
Callton Abaco Club
S1l,0on,on Ref. ASima9r


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GUANA CAY
65,811 sq. II. r ad uoclan view ket
within the Shipwreck Subdivision,
five minutes from the Guana Cay
,-IiLIrlCI ,i Abrand nww omwnuriily
dock and twn beaches are nearby
S125,000. flef. AS10891









THE ABACO CLUB, WINDING BAY
Colls -iarn of superb 1+ acre beach-
Iront, (oealunion, and gott cuurse
Ostato lots within the lixuriouRs =itz-
Carlnon Al,4rn Club with world-class
amenitiUe,
Starting at $1,900,000


TREASURE CAY
1b a cre estate with elevaOurnw to /0
ft and 630 ft on the Sea of Abaco
Perfect for a walerfront club or re-
soil. resitOeti1al community, or april
vate estate
S1,200.000. Ref. AS10886







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DOLPHIN BEACH ESTATES
C-nile.inri of homrrstes within a
treasured beachlrrort cerrllrnirty
Hilltop lc!t staitin at $150,000.
WiarrInni lI.e.s Fartinq at $395,000.
batiiChiruuil I'lts sm.tvlat BI 5595,000.


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