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Place of Publication: Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas
Publication Date: December 1, 2009
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VOLUME 17


NUMBER 23


December 1st, 2009


Chinese investors look at Abaco farmland

Farms promise hi-tech jobs and lower prices


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A delegation of investors from China visited Abaco on November 13 to look into the possibility of developing large scale farming
on Abaco. The group was headed by Wang Yujun, General Manager the largest construction and agricultural business in China, in
the red striped shirt. They are shown taking soil samples that they will take for testing. Standing is Dr. Marikis Alvarez, Bahamian
representative of the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture. The group toured several farms in South Abaco and
the abandoned citrus farm in North Abaco.


By Navardo Saunders
A group of Chinese investors has ex-
pressed an interest in investing millions of
dollars to help boost production of locally
grown produce a move the government
says would see food prices drop dramati-
cally and create high-tech jobs for many
Bahamians.
After touring several local farms and
designated farm sites on Novemberl3 with
local officials, led by Edison Key, Execu-
tive Director of the Bahamas Agricultural
and Industrial Corporation, the Chinese
said they wish to sign a letter of intent with
the government to provide local farmers
with the resources they need including
money, manpower and equipment to in-
crease production of crops.
Speaking through an interpreter, Wang
Yujun, General Manager of Shandong Hi-
Speed Company Ltd., said to be the larg-
est construction and agricultural firm in
China, said during lunch at Treasure Cay
Resort he was impressed with the crops
that are being harvested despite the limited
resources.
Mr. Yujun, whose company is also

Please see Chinese Page 2


Abaco girl wins

chock competition
Marie Ajero was
the winner of an art
competition spon-
r p- bsored by the Min-
istry of Tourism.
High school students
from several Fam-
-hily Islands competed
in painting island
scenes on chocks,
the wedge or block
that pilots use to se-
S,6 cure the wheels of
theirplanes. Marie's
chock was chosen
by pilots of AOPA
who i', ,,,l held a
summit in Tampa,
Florida. She is being
recognized by Jerit-
zen Outten, Director of Tourism for the Northern Bahamas, -/, ,Tourism's Melinda
Williams looks on.
By Navardo Saunders Association (AOPA) Summit in Tampa,
Artwork produced by a student from Florida, on November 5-8. A colourful
St. Francis de Sales School was selected
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Fire at BEC disrupts power

supply for all of Abaco
By Jennifer Hudson vestigations are underway.
At approximately 6.30 p.m. on No- In response to the fire the staff on dut
vember 20 a fire broke out under the 4160 at the Power Station at the time executed
volt switchboard at the Bahamas Electric- a controlled shut down of the station an
ity Corporation Power Station in Marsh opening of all outgoing feeders. It was a
Harbour. It was an electrical fire, but the
cause has not yet been determined and in- Please see BEC Fire Page 19


Clean-up in immigrant

communities is underway


Roscoe Thompson III, Chairman of the Marsh Harbour Town Committee, is making a
concerted effort to clean up the Mud and Pigeon Peas communities in Marsh Harbour.
Six residents there are assisting him and recruiting others to volunteer in the work.
So far almost 10 30-foot bins of garbage have been collected. Fill has been put on the
roads to fill the holes. 5/h ,., here is equipment smashing down derelict vehicles to be
hauled away and the total at the time of this photo was 110 vehicles, mostly from the
ballfield area.


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constructing the $30 million dollar sports
stadium in New Providence, said he was
impressed with the vast amount of land
available to carry out large scale, commer-
cial farming.
When a deal is completed with the gov-
ernment, they may acquire anywhere from
4,000 to 10,000 acres of land to start their
project. He said they would give the Baha-
mas government anywhere between $4 to
$8 million dollars worth of farm equipment
for the entire Bahamas.
Additionally, the Chinese said they
would provide six 40-foot trailers filled
with items such as coconut and pineapple
plants, seeds for tomatoes and a number
of other fruits and vegetables for farmers


for start-up. They would like to grow live-
stock such as cows, chickens and pigs. Mr.
Yujun said they would establish canneries,
packing houses and greenhouses.
China which has the fastest growing
population in the world with over one bil-
lion people already is seeking to ensure that
there is no shortage of food. With only a
limited amount of land available for farm-
ing in that country, Chinese investors as
well as the government are seeking outside
help to meet the growing demand for food.
Mr. Yujun said The Bahamas has all the
things that are needed for successful, large
scale, commercial farming.
At several sites the Chinese dug into
the ground with their hands and collected
soil samples which will be tested in China.
They want to see if the soil lacks any nu-


trients.
Speaking to reporters at one of the des-
ignated farm sites, Mr. Key said the gov-
ernment is interested in partnering with the
Chinese to boost production of Bahamian
produce in order to slash the country's
whopping $500 million annual food import
bill.
Just how the Chinese will assist in in-
creasing the amount of produce grown lo-
cally has not yet been worked out, accord-
ing to Mr. Key. "The extent to which they
will be involved at this point we have not
determined, but they are interested in help-
ing in all areas," he said.
Mr. Key said the Chinese involvement
in the local farming industry would be
great for everybody, as the cost of local
produce would decrease significantly and
a number of hi-tech jobs would become
available. "If sufficient food is grown lo-
cally, local food stores would be able to


sell their produce at much cheaper rates
since they won't have an import bill," he
explained. "The grocery bill would be less
and that should come as a relief to many.
Then there are going to be a lot of high-
tech jobs for Bahamians who will go to
China for training."
Mr. Key, who once operated a farm,
said the goal is to get Abaco to the point
where it can feed itself. "We have the land;
we have the expertise; what we're work-
ing on now with the Chinese is getting the
resources," he said.
Ejnar Cornish, Director of the Bahamas
Agricultural and Industrial Corporation's
Abaco office, (BAIC), who organized
and led the Chinese tour, said Abaconians
should welcome the Chinese with arms
wide opens as Bahamians will benefit tre-

Please see Chinese Page 27


The tour of farmland on Abaco included a stop at the blue hole on the road to the farm
at Norman's Castle. The lead man, Wang Yujun, commented that they would like to sign
a letter of intent to develop extensive farms, supplying equipment, supplies, processing
plants, canneries and greenhouses.


The Abaco Big Bird Farm has a variety of fruit trees producing good crops. The Chinese
are examining over the avocados that were dropping from the trees. In the foreground
is Edison Key, Chairman of the Bahamas Agricultural and Industrial Corporation, who
hosted the C/i.we delegation.


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Abaco student wins Tourism competition


Winner From Page 1
chock, the device used to keep planes sta-
ble when they are parked, with drawings of
Abaco was chosen as the most innovative
at the summit by members of the AOPA.
The artist who created the chock is Ma-
rie Ajero of St. Frances de Sales School in


Marsh Harbour. She was among a number
of students from Abaco, Exuma, Grand
Bahama and Eleuthera who depicted their
islands on chocks for a competition to raise
awareness of the importance of private
planes to the economy of The Bahamas.
The artists from each island decided among
themselves which chock they wanted to


represent their island at the summit. Ma-
rie's was chosen from Abaco.
Marie was not able to travel to the sum-
mit, but was represented by fellow artist
Tremice Martin, who went in her place
and was happy that her friend's chock was
the winning piece overall. During a recep-
tion at Cherokee Air to congratulate Marie
and the other local students who partici-
pated in the competition, Jeritzen Outten,
Senior Director for the Northern Bahamas
in the Ministry of Tourism, praised all of
the students for being creative and espe-
cially Marie for coming out on top. "All
of you should give yourselves a round of
applause," she said. "I think they are sick
and tired of us winning everything all the
time. But you know what? Keep winning.
And we are going to win again and again
and again."
Mrs. Outten noted that aviation is ex-
tremely important to Abaco. "When it
comes to the small aircraft, we get more of


them here than anywhere else in The Baha-
mas," she said. "And the chocks are what
they use to make sure they are stable when
they stop. So the whole idea of the com-
petition was to create chocks that depict
the destination where the artist lives. All
of the chocks were given away at summit
in Tampa. However, when they looked at
all the chocks, the one produced by Marie
was selected to give to the president of the
Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association,
Craig Fuller."
Marie was elated that her chock was
chosen to be given to the president of the
president of AOPA with a membership of
400,000 plus. She was glad she could help
put her island out there for many people to
see and hopefully come to know.
Students from Abaco Central High and
Forest Height Academy also took part in
the competition. They all were presented
with certificates at the reception.


Three high schools entered a competition sponsored by the Misinstry of Tourism to create
island scenes on aircraft chocks that would promote the Fmainly Islands among pilots of
private aircraft. 5/w, 'i are the Abaco contestants along with school officials and Tour-
ism representatives. They are Jim Richard, Principal Forest Heights Academy; Josephine
Giraud Kumar, Principal St. Francis de Sales; Antoine Emond of Abaco Central High
School; Jeritzen Outten, Director of Tourism for the Northern Bahamas; Calex Louis of
Abaco Central; winner Marie Ajero of St. Francis de Sales; Coduro Albury of Abaco Cen-
tral; Giovanni Coakley of Forest Heights; Lori Thompson, art teacher at Forest Heights;
Ireneo Ren, art teacher at St. Francis; Kendy Anderson with Tourism; Claude Sawyer
with Cherokee Air; and Melinda Williams with Tourism.


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Originals by
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Malcolm Rae William Johnson
Shula Raney Fritz Keck Kim Rody
Photography by Tuppy
Local Artists
Beth Sweeting Zandrick Jones
Lori Thompson Dion Lewis
Colyn Rees
Located Queen Elizabeth Drive, Marsh Harbour
Tel: 367.0579


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The Abaconian Section A Page 5









Town meeting discussed national en


By Navardo Saunders
Despite all the talk about an urgent need
for a National Energy Policy to save the
environment from catastrophe, Minister of
State for the Environment, the Hon. Phen-
ton Neymour, said he is disappointed in the
level of input from the public.
Speaking at a National Energy Policy
Town Meeting at St. John's Anglican
Church Hall in Marsh Harbour on Novem-
ber 11, Min. Neymour said the response
from the public so far is not what the gov-
ernment had anticipated, considering that
many people including a "'whole lot" on
Abaco have been urging the government to
implement a national energy policy.
He noted that the public has been asked
through numerous radio, newspaper and
television advertisements and speeches
in the House of Assembly to go online at
www.best.bs and submit recommenda-
tions or make comments on the first report
of the National Energy Policy Committee
which was established by Cabinet in June
2008.
The first draft of the committee's report
was presented in November 2008 to Cabi-
net, which approved release of the report
for public input in September of this year,
according to Minister Neymour.
In the report the government focuses on
supporting the use of alternative sources of
energy, such as renewable energy, promot-
ing energy conservation, reducing oil im-
ports and reducing emissions from green-
house gases. Mr. Neymour said now is the
time for people to make recommendations
and comments before the final report is
submitted, which is hopefully soon.
"We don't want it to be like it has been
sometimes in the past where people did not
take advantage of the opportunity to make


comments or recommendations," he said.
"We don't want a situation where people
feel like the government has ignored them.
We welcome any and all recommendations
because the government does not have all
the answers." He said that the goal of the
national energy policy is to strengthen the
energy sector .
Currently, he noted that the Bahamas
Electricity C corporation, the main provider
of energy in the country, is in deep finan-
cial problems, which could seriously im-
pact its ability to provide efficient, reliable
service to its customers.
Min. Neymour said that BEC lost $16
million in 2008. Half of that was lost on
Abaco. The Family Islands, having small-
er generating systems, are ineffecient and
Abaco has the largest Family Island sys-
tem. The basic rate for electricity is the
same throughout the county based on Nas-
sau costs, not Family Island costs.
The government believes that BEC is in
serious financial problems in part because
of the rapid increase in fuel costs that is
out of proportion to the financial operating
policy of BEC and the imposition of excise
tax on BEC's fuel imports.
For 2007 the generation statistics
showed that heavy fuel oil or bunker C was
used to generate 68 percent of electricity
while automotive diesel was used to gener-
ate 32 percent of electricity produced by
BEC throughout the county.
In 2008 the government spent $880 mil-
lion or 10 percent of Gross Domestic Prod-
uct on pertroleum products, which is far
too high. He explained that the objectives
of the National Energy Policy would be to
protect the GDP, foreign exchange and re-
serves, minimize energy consumption and
increase energy efficiency and security.


But Min. Neymour said there are some
things standing in the way of meeting those
objectives including reviewing and amend-
ing the current Electricity Act. The current
Act gives exclusive rights for the genera-
tion and sale of electricity to BEC or a
franchiser, thus prohibiting self-generation
and interconnection to BEC's grid. The
current Act also does not impose a require-
ment that a certain amount of its electric-
ity be generated from alternate or "green"
sources.
Government has engaged in an excten-
sive energy efficiency and conservation
campaign to educate the public about these
two critical areas. "It is now up to the Ba-
hamian people to do its part," he told per-
sons attending the town meeting.
In its report, the National Energy Pol-
icy committee notes one of the problems
is that no energy efficiency standards ex-
ist. No public policy encourages energy
conservation. The efficient use of energy
has not been promulgated nationally. Ef-
ficient energy use is extremely important
and he explained that it means using less
energy to provide the same quality of life.
An example would be insulating a home
to use less heating and cooling energy to
achieve the same temperature. Another ex-
ample would be installing fluroescent lights
or sky lights instead of incadescent lights to
attain the same level of illumination.
One member of the audience suggested
that solar water heater be required for all
new buildings. Mr. Neymour said the gov-
ernment would take that into consideration.
Mr. Neymour noted that the govern-
ment has encouraged the use of energy ef-


iergy policy
ficient products by reducing or eliminating
the duties on a range of energy efficient
appliances and technologies.
In direct contrast he said larger, less
fuel efficient vehicles are being sold in the
country. He urged consumers to purcahse
fuel efficient vehicles for their sake and the
sake of the environment.
The committee's report states that more
than 90 percent of energy in The Bahamas
is generated by fossil fuels and the majority
of energy is consumed as electricity or for
transportation.
The government has gotten assistance
from various international agencies includ-
ing the IDB to make the National Energy
Policy a reality.
One audience member read the National
Energy Committee's draft report and felt it
is an excellent piece of work that addresses
the "energy concerns that we have in this
country."
Philip Weech, director of the BEST
Commission, said that the report will be
amended to make it even more efficient.
Some suggested the government use
wood to produce energy, but that idea was
quickly shot down after it was noted that
trees would have to be cut down, which
would harm the environment.
Many fear that if the government does
not implement a National Energy Policy
it would be following international poli-
cies and agreements. The country is faced
with rising sea levels that could eventually
cover portions of the country.
Mr. Neymour is looking forward for
more public input on "this very serious
matter of a national energy policy."


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Ten or more years ago I asked the BEC
manager for Abaco when could we expect
to have our power supplied by underwater
cable from Grand Bahama. He shrugged
off any thought of this happening.
It is an accepted principle that electric
generation becomes more efficient as the
size of the plant increases and conversely,
costs rise as the plant size decreases. Any-
one with a standby generator at home un-
derstands this with the high fuel consump-
tion of these small generator sets.
Connecting Abaco to Grand Bahama by
underwater cable would not be a major en-
gineering hurdle as the intervening water is
relatively shallow. We understand that the
Isle of Man off the British Isles is connect-
ed by 65 miles of underwater cable, longer
than the distance between West Palm Beach
and West End, Grand Bahama. Nantucket
Island off the Massachusetts coast is served
by a 30-mile underwater cable.
The Freeport power station has a steam
turbine generator that can be fueled by die-
sel, bunker C, LNG or by burning refuse.
Converting water into steam can be accom-
plished with a variety of fuels.
For years investors have been seek-
ing government approval for one or more
Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) depots in
The Bahamas with an underwater pipe to
Florida. Government has been unable to
make a decision for five or more years,
either yes or no, for a Bahamian transfer
site. There is presently a bulk fuel depot
on the east end of Grand Bahama at Riding
Point South with offshore transfer facilities
for connecting to tankers. The site could
be expanded to accept, store and deliver
LNG.
An LNG terminal on Grand Bahama
would give the power plant there an ad-
ditional fuel choice beyond the presently
available diesel or bunker C. Changing
the fuel for steam boilers is a relatively
straightforward conversion.
If Abaco's electrical needs were sup-
plied by Grand Bahama, the present BEC
plant on the S.C. Bootle Highway could
then be left in place for a standby source
of power.
However, several problems exist with


A missed


this power option. The Freeport plant is
privately owned, not owned by govern-
ment or BEC. A major shift in government
policy and mind-set by BEC management
would be required.
Furthermore, our information garnered
from newspapers suggests that customers
of the Freeport power system pay the high-
est electric rate in The Bahamas. This does
not bode well for claims of efficiency due
to plant size. Perhaps the plant is efficient,
but the owners are using their franchise to
maximize their profit.
Newspaper accounts state that the re-
liability factor of the Freeport system is
not very good with constant complaints of
power outages, electrical surges destroying
equipment and other issues related to poor
performance.
Abaco residents and businesses do not
need to transfer complaints of poor per-
formance by BEC to another island with
equally poor performance. The potential
exists for more reliable and cheaper power.
Abaco's new plant will be more reliable,
but it is not likely that the cost of power to
the consumer will be any cheaper. Present-
ly, the electric rate is uniform throughout
The Bahamas.
An interesting exercise is to speculate
on the outcome if the $100 million being
spent at the Wilson City site were injected
into the Freeport operation with the goal of
supplying Abaco with power.
The new plant at Wilson City may be
expected to have a 20-year life. Any other
investment by government for a sustain-
able supply is not likely to be considered
for 15 or more years. Adding alternate
power sources with appreciable quantities
of power to the Abaco system will be pro-
hibitively expensive.
It is possible that minor amounts of elec-
tricity could be injected into the Abaco grid
within a year or two. Due to the present


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es. I have a business Beach Services and
we clean the beaches in North Florida and
they are kept whistle clean.
Why don't you put your unemployed to
work picking up and disposing of the huge
amount of garbage that lines your shores. I
was saddened that water so beautiful has such
dirty beaches. It diminished my vacation and
made me wonder if I want to come back.
Please take pride in your beaches and do
something about it or you will lose tourists.
I hope you print this. I would like to see
an email copy.
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Opportunity for Abaco's power

expense of sustainable energy systems, Marsh Harbour's
they will not contribute much power to
the overall supply. Furthermore, whether neglected port
large utility-size plants or small residential Six ocean-going ships now bring freight
units, they all depend on the fickleness of each week to the port in Marsh Harbour.
the weather and a conventional power plant These are the Betty K, the Duke, NERA Ber-
is still required capable of carrying the full neuth, the Legacy, the Legend and the Trop-
load of the island. ic Night. A narrow channel was dug giving
Any alternate power source used by these boats a straight course into the dock.
consumers will reduce the fuel require- The pilings that served as channel mark-
ments for BEC which is a national goal. ers have all been broken below the water-
Furthermore, all capital costs for these al- line except one which remains at the en-
ternate power sources are paid for by local trance as a broken stub. Four red and four
residents or businesses without any finan- green buoys were placed on either side of
cial burden to government. the of the narrow channel to guide the ships.
The two most promising energy options These all had solar powered lights for night-
for Abaco are the mass use of solar water time use. A green buoy recently broke loose
heaters to reduce BEC's load and allowing and went ashore nearby. Before it could be
surplus power from residences into the sys- retrieved, it drifted off and has not been
tem from solar photo-voltaic panels. These seen. A red buoy broke loose long ago but
would give minor relief to BEC's load with was captured and is still ashore at the port.
no investment of consequence on its part. The attachment hardware on the huge
Recently, a vague reference was made to concrete anchors was poorly engineered.
using Abaco's waste for power generation. Corrosion and fatigue have taken theirs
This would require a major shift in the col- toll and several buoys have broken free but
election and handling of our refuse and the were set back in place. Individuals with boat
management of the landfill. It would be a moorings understand that the underwater
significant addition to our waste manage- hardware must be inspected and possibly
ment program but would likely be a very replaced annually.
minor component of the total power gener- We understand that one of the two lights
ated for the island. at the harbour entrance is not working.
The recent fire in a control panel at the These lights are solar powered and need oc-
BEC plant eliminated about 2 Mw from casional service. It seems that the port staff
their total output. The winter demand is has neither an operating boat nor a budget
lower than the summer requirement when for routine maintenance.
air conditioners are all operating. There A typical repair by Nassau personnel re-
is enough power presently for Abaco, but quires an airline ticket, a rental car, a rental
there is not extra capacity to handle any boat, a hotel room and meals. There are
load increase. Load shedding is inevitable many people on Abaco capable of servicing
as the load increases. these lights.
BEC officials are working with the con- If the Port Department cannot maintain
tractor constructing the new plant to ensure these crucial navigation aids, perhaps local
that it comes online in the spring as sched- government should be given the responsi-
uled. ability for maintaining them along with the
required funding.


Critical of BEC's EIA
Dear Editor
As a scientist who has long conducted
research in The Bahamas, I was recently
afforded the opportunity to review the En-
vironmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for
the Wilson City Bunker C plant. A couple
of points I found "reassuring."
A survey was conducted over a 100-
acre parcel in the vicinity of the plant. In
this 100-acre area surveyed for the EIA
(and I quote) "No birds or wild animals
were discerned in the site vicinity." What
a relief! Not one hog, bird, lizard nor ant!
Those shotguns shells on the road must be
from hunters shooting at rocks. Nice to
know that not ONE single animal was af-
fected by the land clearing.
Since no land animals were observed,
I guess we can safely infer that there are
also no aquatic animals where the docking
will take place, not a single fish, conch or
crawfish in the adjacent wetlands. There
were NO surveys done of these aquatic ar-
eas (apart from confirming that mangroves
are "present"). But I think it is safe to as-
sume that nothing lives there. And I had
thought the pipeline was running adjacent
to the most productive nursery for Nassau
grouper, conch and lobster on the island. I
am glad I was proved wrong.
Luckily, any adverse affects will not
affect the settlement nearest to the plant,
i.e., "....Spring City....located more than
eight miles from the site." This is repeat-
edly emphasized in the EIA no people live
closer than seven to eight miles. That is
fortuitous because my calculations suggest
that Cherokee is just over five miles away,


Casuarina Point six miles, the Winding
Bay development and Big Bird farm four
miles and Little Harbour less than four
miles. And the cays adjacent to the plant
must be much, much, further away than
they seem. I am glad I had made these er-
rors in my calculations! Surely, the EIA
team didn't just see the Spring City road on
the way to the site by car and just assume it
was the closest settlement.
Poor materials and handling practic-
es at Clifton Pier, Blue Hills and Marsh
Harbour have required the apparent need
for extensive ground clean-up......" But
the EIA repeatedly assures that no such
problems are "anticipated" at Wilson City.
Thank goodness.
I will cease with the sarcasm. In real-
ity, this was the single most inappropriate
and poorly written document I have come
across in my scientific career. Pages upon
pages of text non-applicable to the Wilson
City site, largely irrelevant text obviously
cut and pasted from other EIA's, and bla-
tant omissions render the document largely
useless. That such an error-laden and irrel-
evant EIA can underpin a massive project
like the BEC power plant is simply shock-
ing. This document reads not like an actual
EIA, but more like a JDACS "Justify the
Development at Any Cost Statement." The
possible impacts on terrestrial and marine
life are barely alluded to at all because
"best management practices" will always
be employed. The "impact" assessment is
almost completely lacking.
I view the Wilson City site as not just
a poor site for this plant but perhaps the

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Central Abaco News


Red Cross is appealing
for donations
By Navardo Saunders
The Central Abaco Red Cross Society
is in urgent need of supplies, according to
its Chairman Barbara Johnson. The space
where supplies are kept in the Red Cross
office in Marsh Harbour is completely bare
while the demand for food and clothes has
increased because of the recession.
Ms. Johnson, who has been Chairman
of the Central Abaco Member Group for
seven years, said donations started declin-
ing in June last year and now it is to the
point where there are not any donations
coming in.
As a result, many less fortunate fami-
lies and individuals who depend on the Red
Cross are being turned away empty-handed
"Right now sometimes we get clothing,
but we never get any food items unless I
ask for it out of Nassau," Ms. Johnson
said. She believes some people may not be
contributing to the Red Cross because they
don't see a need, but she quickly added that
looks can be deceiving. "You will be sur-
prised to know who is really in need," Ms
Johnson noted. "Not everybody you see
all dressed up may have food to eat. There


are so many people in the community from
North to South who are really in need."
"If you bring clothing, it should be
clean," she said. "Bring something you
would wear. Everything should be nice
and clean and fresh or brand new. If
they're bringing food items, not cans that
are mashed or boxes that are squashed be-
cause things can be contaminated that way.
We prefer to have things that are in good
condition." The Red Cross is accepting all
canned goods, cereals, grits and other food
items. "Whatever is donated to us, we give
away to needy right away," she said. "We
don't hold anything."
During the holiday season, Ms. Johnson
said people tend not to give. "You may not
be able to give a box of items. But if you
can give one or two canned goods, that
would be a help," she said. "Me person-
ally, I would give an old person $10. If
everyone would give even just a little bit,
it would add up and we would be able to
help those who need it."
In addition to supplies, Ms. Johnson
said the Red Cross is in need of manpower.
"We are in desperate need of volunteers.
Committed volunteers," she said. "We
have a lot of persons that come forward
looking for something for themselves. Like


Immigrant communities clean

up accumulated trash


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if they do something they think they should
get something back either money or some-
thing out of the office. They come looking
for something. But I think if people want
to volunteer their time, they should do it
without expecting something in return."
The Red Cross is accepting money,
goods and materials from the public. Any-
one wishing to donate can drop off their
donations at the Red Cross office in Marsh
Harbour which is open almost everyday or
to Ms. Johnson at Little Angels Academy
in Marsh Harbour.
Police urge formation of a
crime watch committee
By Mirella Santillo
Following on his intention to organize a
crime watch committee in Murphy Town
and impart some security tips to the resi-
dents of that settlement, Police Supt. Sean
Norville Smith held a meeting at the Zion
Baptist Church on November 9th.
Sgt. Paul Johnson and Sgt. Rachel Me-
telus, who accompanied Supt. Norville
Smith, also addressed the assembly of ap-
proximately 20 people which included a
couple of Murphy Town Committee mem-
bers.
Sgt. Johnson, a veteran firefighter, gave
the audience common sense fire preven-
tion tips and instructions on what to do and
not to do should a fire starts at home. His
first advice was to install a smoke detector
and to buy a fire extinguisher. Be especial-
ly careful of propane gas stoves and keep
matches out of reach of children.
Should a fire develop at home, get out
immediately and use your cell phone out-
side or borrow a neighbors' phone to call
the fire department. If you are unable to get
out stay low on the floor and avoid breath-
ing smoke. Smoke is more life threatening
than the fire itself.
Sgt. Metelus expressed her desire to see


the residents of Murphy Town work more
closely with the police and develop a bond
that will help protect the community.
She offered some simple tips on crime
prevention such as making sure doors and
windows were secure before going to bed
or leaving the house, cutting overgrown
trees or bushes around one's home and
calling the police for any suspicious ac-
tivities as well as being your neighbor's
keeper that could make your home or your
community a safer place to live.
As an answer to questions on how to
behave if someone breaks into a home,
Supt. Norville Smith said that a person has
the right to defend himself or herself and
his or her family by any possible means,
even to kill the intruder if he or she feels
threatened.
Upon reports by members of the audi-
ence of suspicious behavior in Murphy
Town the Superintendent agreed to con-
centrate on the problem areas. He again
suggested that a Crime Watch Committee
be formed. Most of the audience was in
favor and before the end of the meeting six
people agree to serve on a board that will
oversee the functioning of a crime watch
in Murphy Town. Its members are to meet
with the police for training in the immedi-
ate future.
According to Supt. Norville Smith, sim-
ilar meetings are scheduled to be held in
Dundas Town and in Spring City.
Abaco Cancer Society
will open Christmas Shop
By Jennifer Hudson
The Cancer Society Thrift Shop is be-
coming more and more popular as ad-
ditional people are hearing about it from
friends and are joining the happy band of
shoppers on Saturday mornings between

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A volunteer is clearing te ousn grown up on tme oaujieta in iarsn naroour. A major
clean-up effort is underway with the hope that the residents of the Mud and Pigeon
Peas will keep the area clean after the present trash is hauled away. The expense of
removing derelict vehicles from both communities was partially paid by central govern-
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Central From Page 9
10 a.m. and 1 p.m.
To add to the fun of excellent and thrifty
shopping, the Abaco Cancer Society will
be opening a Christmas Store in the old
John Bull building next to Mangoes Res-
taurant from December 1 through 24. The
shop will be open from 9 a.m. to 5.30
p.m. Monday through Saturday and will be
stocked with a fine array of new and nearly
new items perfect for Christmas gifts. Part
of the store will be an art gallery where the
art will be for sale along with jewelry and
handmade Christmas tree ornaments.
The Abaco Cancer Society thanks Jim-
my and Penny Vaughan for their generos-


ity in donating the use of this building for
the Cancer Society's use.
On December 12 the Abaco Cancer So-
ciety will be holding its annual Christmas
Silent Auction at Mangoes Restaurant.
Junkanoo receives
government funding
By Navardo Saunders
Local Junkanoo groups have received
their seed money from the Ministry of
Youth, Sports and Culture to help with
the costs of the upcoming "Love Rush"
parade. Cheques were distributed to rep-
resentatives of the Junkanoo groups during
a press conference at the District Council
office in Marsh Harbour on November 12.


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Each group received $2,000.
After issuing the cheques, Administra-
tor Cephas Cooper said he and other mem-
bers of the public are looking forward to
a very exciting parade. "This represents
the official launch of Junkanoo on Abaco,"
he said. "Last year we had a very excit-
ing parade. Without a doubt it was one of
our most exciting parades ever. Let's take
the 2010 parade to an even higher level.
All the groups should begin preparing, if
they haven't already, to put on a spectacu-
lar performance for the thousands of spec-
tators who are expected to come from all
over the country and the world."
Last year one or two groups received
money from the government but did
not participate in the parade. "This time
around that will not be tolerated," Mr.
Cooper said. "Any group that receives a
cheque and does not participate must re-


turn the cheque or money in full. I know
that the money you received today is cer-
tainly not enough. I suggest you approach
your local government representatives and
ask for additional funding."
Mr. Cooper added that Abaco is revo-
lutionizing Junkanoo in a way that is more
exciting, noting that moving the parade to
February from the traditional Boxing Day
and New Year's Day has been very reward-
ing. "Abaco has set the pace," Mr. Cooper
said referring to the island being the first
in the country to hold its official Junkanoo
parade outside the Yuletide season. "Other
islands are following us because they see
the success we have had. It has given the
island a great economic boost."
It has been so successful that another
day may be added to the Junkanoo festival
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Nurse Antoinette Cumberbatch of the government clinic in Marsh Harbour organized
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weekend. "We are in the preliminary stage
of planning an All Abaco Expo and Arts
and Craft and agriculture event," he said.
"This would make it a three-day event. If
everything goes well, we may add another
event next year and make it a four-day
event. Eventually, the goal is to make it a
week-long event."
Six groups are expected to participate
in the February 19 parade: The reigning
champs, the Treasure Cay Explorers, will
be joined by the Spring City Rockers, Mo-
town Shockers of Murphy Town, Goom-
bay Boys of Dundas Town, Sandy Point
Earthmovers and the Lil Island Slammers
from Green Turtle Cay.
Chairman of the Abaco Junkanoo Com-
mittee William "Tony" Davis said every-
one is expecting a spectacular parade, and
he is confident that the Junkanoo groups
will deliver in a big way. "They are in
their shacks preparing for the big day and


they are going to leave the crowd wanting
more," he said.
Mr. Davis also announced that the Min-
istry of Youth, Sports and Culture has
doubled the seed money for schools par-
ticipating in the parade. "Schools will now
receive $1000 from the Ministry," he said.
"I think that is great news. Hopefully, they
can be even more creative."
Mr. Davis presented representatives
from Central Abaco Primary and Abaco
Central High School with cheques in the
amount of $500 each for participating in
the Junior parade last year. Junkanoo of-
ficials said they are not sure how many
schools will participate in the 2010 parade.
Mr. Davis thanked the Junkanoo groups
that wll be participating in the parade and
the Junkanoo committee for doing "an ex-
cellent job."
Garden Club holds first
meeting of the season
By Mirella Santillo
On November 14th
Sred members of the Abaco
Branch of the Bahamas
Horticultural Society
held their first meeting
of this 2009-2010 sea-
son at Sugarland Nurs-
ery on Cherokee Road.
The farm was origi-
nally known as Rocky
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It was a beauti-
ful balmy November
morning and the group



and rows of potted
S plant that he named,

were propagated or giv-
ing advice on how to
grow them. The major-
ity of these were natives
s ineffective be- propagated from seeds
qrea is being al- or by mossing.
ad. A previously The Treasurer, Ani-
drainage pipe is ta Knowles, reminded
o drain the road people about the Best
Kept Yard Competi-


tion sponsored by the Ministry of Tour-
ism and expressed her hopes that next year
the competition will be extended to more
settlements. She presented president of
the club Shirley Higgs with a certificate
awarded by Keep Abaco Beautiful for her
role in starting the branch of the Bahamas
Horticultural Society on Abaco.
By the end of the morning quite a few
plants had changed hands, their buyers at-
tracted by the variety and the reasonable
prices offered at the nursery.
Motorcade celebrates
beauty contestants
By Canishka Alexander
Several contestants for the Miss Highs
Abrave Edubeauty Pageant travelled from
Grand Bahama to Abaco with Bethsheba


Russell, pageant organizer, on November
7 and had a good time participating in a
motorcade. The participants were Gabri-
elle Wong, Standria Moss, Vanessa Smith,
Kelly Burrows, Johnell Poitier, Glenniece
Baillou, Dawnishka Morley and Faniesha
Archer. They represent high school stu-
dents from Bimini, Abaco and Grand Ba-
hama in the pageant.
Although this is the first competition
for many of the young women, it hardly
shows as they exuded unwavering confi-
dence and a level of maturity that exceeds
their years. Perhaps it is because they not
only have the beauty, but the brains to go
with it. Ms. Russell said most of the con-
testants far exceeded the minimum grade

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point average requirement of 3.0 and are
more in the range of 4.0 students.
Of course, the name of the pageant says
it all. Emphasis is not on beauty alone.
The pageant's main focus is set on building
character and developing the contestants
mentally. With that said, there are still fun
activities for them to enjoy. They appeared
to be excited about the motorcade which
began at the Abaco Shopping Centre and
wound its way through Dundas Town and
Murphy Town.
The motorcade is one in a series of
events that the contestants have been in-
volved in; they recently participated in a
photo shoot on Grand Bahama. After the
motorcade, the contestants travelled to the
Act How You Feel Celebrity Status cel-
ebration at Bayview Restaurant to "shake
a leg" for the rest of the evening, as Rus-
sell put it. Funds collected from the social
event were in aid of the beauty pageant
which takes place on January 2, 2010, on
Grand Bahama.
The prizes offered to the winner of the
pageant and the prizes that the winner's
parents are expected to receive are keep-
ing the contestants enthused. A two-year
scholarship to Success Training College,
gym membership, cash and electronics are
among the engaging prizes. The other con-
testants also receive comparably attractive
prizes.
The important work of
Marsh Harbour's K9 unit
By Jennifer Hudson
Const. Deveaux of the Royal Bahamas
Police Force and his Belgian Shepherd


dog, Kira, form Marsh Harbour's K9
Unit. I met them working at the Marsh
Harbour International Airport and al-
though they spend much of their time
there, it is not their only place of op-
eration. They accompany searches when
search warrants are issued, attend road


Cost. Deveaux is shown with Kara, the
trained to detect drugs either on people or hia
in freight. The two make up the K9 unit for
aco. The pair is f i quiila on duty at the Ma
Harbour airport but they work with other po
units in a variety of locations.


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checks and work with the Immigration
Department when called upon. They
search Haitian sloops and other boats and
deal with any additional situations where
it is felt that illegal contraband may be
involved.
Const. Deveaux joined the K9 Unit be-
cause of his great love of dogs and has been
i working with the K9 Unit in Nassau
for the past five years but with a dif-
ferent dog. He came to Abaco seven
months ago with his present dog,
eight-year-old Kira. He met Kira
in Daytona Beach in 2007 when he
went on a two-week drug and bomb
detection course. He was teamed up
with Kira so that they could train to-
gether as it is essential for bonding
to take place.
The dogs, who have had no previ-
ous instruction in this type of work,
are selected in Belgium and brought
over to the United States for train-
ing. The Belgian
Shepherd is sim-
ilar to the Ger-
man Shepherd
in appearance
only smaller.
During train-
ing the officer
bonds with the
dog and the dog
is observed to
see how it will
dog perform in drug -
lden and bomb sniff-
Ab- ing in unusual
2rsh areas such as
lice buildings, aban-
doned buildings,
cars and lockers.
Const. Deveaux and
Kira continued their
training together in
Nassau before coming The inaugural flig
to Abaco. vember 20. Repre
At the Marsh Har- Abaco Cin l,,,ir,
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area. If any suspicious character is spot-
ted, checks are made to see what that
person may be carrying. The canine will
indicate if anything suspicious is inside an
article whether it be a suitcase, television,
computer or on a person by scratching or
barking. Drugs which she can detect are
methamphetamine, cocaine, marijuana,
ecstasy, heroin and hashish. When Kira
indicates that she has found something, she
is rewarded with a ball so that these activi-
ties are like a game to her and she enjoys
it. This is how she was trained.
A K9 unit operates in three different ar-
eas---drug, bomb and attack (patrol dogs).
"Some dogs are duel dogs and are trained
to deal with drugs and attack; these are
used as patrol dogs," explained Const. De-
veaux. "The canines sit, scratch or bark,
depending which area they have been

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trained in and there are two types of dog
- passive and aggressive. Kira is trained as
a narcotics dog and sniffs only for drugs;
then she will either bark or scratch when
she detects something. She cannot be a
bomb sniffing dog as those dogs must be
passive and not scratch."
"In order for these dogs to work effec-
tively, they must be bonded with the han-
dler," stated Const. Deveaux. "This takes
a lot of time and effort and the way you
treat your dog, your dog will treat you."
Const. Deveaux is the only K9 officer
on Abaco and Kira is the only police dog
though there are two reserve officers, Con-
stables Albury and Davis, who can work
with Kira if Const. Deveaux is away. K9
officers from Nassau normally spend 18
months on Abaco though they may stay
longer of they choose.


Locair begins service
to Marsh Harbour
By Navardo Saunders
The choice in international air carriers
expanded on November 19 when Locair,
an airline offering direct service between
Abaco and Ft. Lauderdale, made its in-
augural flight to the island. The 19-seat
plane touched down on the new runaway at
Marsh Harbour International Airport just
before midday. On board were two pilots
and seven passengers, including the presi-
dent of the Fort Lauderdale-based Locair,
Lynn Roy, and general manager, Nathan
Vallier.
Locair has been operating charters since
1993 and began scheduled flights last year.
Ms. Roy described the airline as "people
personal," saying it does whatever it can to
cater to the needs of its customers.
She announced a special introductory
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nine passengers -i in/i the rest of the fuselage is reserved for freight. For the month of
December the company is offering excellent passenger and freight rates.


in the pressurized, turbine engine aircraft.
With taxes a round trip ticket will cost
about $200. This special price runs until
the end of December.
Asked why people should travel on Lo-
cair, Ms. Roy went down a list of benefits.
"Firstly, we have a remarkable on-time
record," she said. "Only time we've been
behind schedule is when something is out
of our control. I know on time performance
is extremely important to customers."
Besides that, Ms. Roy said the kind of
planes that Locair uses, Fairchild Metros,
although normally configured for 19 pas-
sengers, are specially figured with nine
seats to provide ample room for cargo.
"Items up to 15 feet long are no prob-
lem," she said. The plane can hold up to
2,500 pounds in the cargo compartment.
"We are capable of carrying items that you
customarily have to charter an entire air-
craft," she noted.
Those items can include full sized re-
frigerators, hardware for the house, kitch-
en sinks, water heaters, new auto parts,
washers, dryers, construction materials,
bath tubs, new lawn mowers, golf cart
tops, pets although certain restrictions ap-
ply and most furniture.
Locair is offering a two percent discount
on airfare for children ages two to 18. And
one many Bahamians should love, each
passenger can take onbaord 70 pounds of
luggage, a maximum of three bags, free of
charge. The cost for each additional pound
is $1.
The airline is currently staging a promo-
tion. Now through Christmas the customer
who brings the most excess luggage from
Florida will win a free round trip ticket


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In addition to all that, Ms. Roy said
that Locair has a service that will shop in
Florida for people here. "They can make
arrangements for us to pick up what they
like," she said. "Food, auto parts, and we
will let them know when we can bring the
items in."
For right now Locair will be operat-
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four days of the week. Depending on the
demand, she said, the number of flight
could increase or decrease.
Anyone who would like to know the
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NIB holds Town Meeting
at Anglican Parish Hall
By Mirella Santillo
The new Acting Manager of the Na-
tional Insurance Board on Abaco, Emma
Dawkins, started her new tenure by orga-
nizing a seminar to inform the public of
what benefits they could receive by con-
tributing to the NIB, explaining the many
reasons why they should pay their contri-
bution to the National Insurance Board.
The meeting took place on November
12th at the Anglican Parish Hall in Marsh
Harbour. A Public Relations person from
NIB, Pandora Butler, traveled to Abaco to
make her presentation, talking about the
26 new amendments to the program that
are in process of being legislated and an-
swering questions the audience had.

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A subject that may have been tedious
was turned into an interesting topic, thanks
to the out-going personality of the pre-
senter and her knowledgeable skills. She
initially captured the attention of the au-
dience with a few questions, the answers
that surprised a few people, including what
information your NIB number can give to
the organization about you.
She went over the benefits that workers
can receive when they contribute ranging
from maternity benefits, unemployment
benefits and pensions to workman's com-
pensation if injured on the job, funeral
coverage and more. "It is one of the most
generous plans in the world," commented
Ms. Butler.
However, to continue offering these
advantages, the organization must keep


collecting the contributions that every
employed person should pay. The figures
show that out of 160,000 people in the
work force, only 120,000 contribute.
As with most of the social security pro-
grams in the world, there comes a time
when the contributions cannot always cov-
er the benefits. According to Ms. Butler,
in spite of NIB's sound investments in gov-
ernment programs, the organization may
come to a point of deficit in the future.
Then the next generation of fewer chil-
dren will have to cover the benefits of the
present population. Hence, her reiterated
demands that working people keep paying
their dues or start paying if they have not
been paying.
Some of the questions included unem-
ployment benefits because of sick pay or
accidents, survivor benefits paid to depen-
dents of a deceased person and general


The National Insurance Board in Central Abaco held an informative meeting on No-
vember 12 to update the public on proposed legislation and outline the benefits that the
National Insurance program offers. Speaking is Acting Manager Emma Dawkins i/itih,
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Recycling efforts
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By Mirella Santillo
Recycling on Abaco started a few years
ago under private initiative. The first ef-
fort concentrated on aluminum cans and
started in Treasure Cay where one of the
residents collected cans and crushed them
before shipping them away. In Marsh Har-
bour a resident of the Mud gathered local
beer bottles throughout town and shipped
them back to Nassau when she had a con-
tainer full. However, these efforts stopped
because of the shipping costs involved.
These initiatives were subsequently
taken over by the Ministry of Tourism in
partnership with Friends of the Environ-
ment when Keep Abaco Beautiful became
affiliated with Keep America Beautiful.
Bernadette Hall oversaw this project. Re-
cycling stations were installed throughout
the island for people to deposit aluminum
cans and lately restaurants and bars were
urged to keep their glass bottles (Kalik,
Heineken, Guinness and Vita-malt) to have
them shipped back to Nassau.
Recycling can be profitable when there is
enough volume to generate a positive cash
flow. However, the small population of
Abaco does not presently generate enough
items. Because of Abaco's geographic lo-
cation, more expenses are incurred in the
process of packing and shipping. New
cardboard boxes have to be purchased
in Nassau and shipped here to fulfill the
request of the beer companies to receive
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Up until a few months ago Paul Mills
had taken the responsibility to pick up and
dispose of the aluminum cans, but he dis-
continued the project, wanting to concen-
trate on scrap metal only.
In order to continue with the project,
Friends of the Environment's Recycling
Committee, headed by Mrs. Hall, ap-
proached Ricardo Roberts to see if he
would be willing to pick-up the cans from
16 depots on the islands, including the
loads brought by the freight boats from
the cays and deliver them to the main sta-
tion behind Friends of the Environment.
He agreed to do it on a non-remunerated
basis with the understanding that the pres-
ent expenses and future profits would be
his. Mr. Roberts will also pick up bottles
from hotels and restaurants that are unable
to deliver them.
Between labor costs, shipping, fuel
expenses and incentive prizes to schools,
Mr. Roberts is presently out of pocket.
However, together with his partner, Mrs.
Hall, he is hoping that in the process of
keeping Abaco clean, the amount of cans
and bottles to recycle will increase, turn-
ing their present efforts into a profitable
endeavor.
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Central From Page 14 kept very busy all day explaining the vari- to become more aware .. ,..:
ous modalities to all of the persons that at- of the resources that
Health Practitioner, Shanishka Bain. Shan- tended. She explained how many illnesses are available here.
ishka is passionate about helping people and diseases stem from toxin accumulation There is much promise
improve their lives through natural health in our organs since toxins are all around us, but we need to spread
programmes and holistic therapies. She in the air we breathe, the water we drink, the word."
is well trained and is registered as a Tra- the food we eat, the clothes we wear, the Since this is a new
ditional Neuropath by the Department of products we put on our skin and the prod- venture Shanishka is
Health Professional Licensing Administra- ucts we clean our homes with. Shaniska offering a holiday spe-
tion in Washington, D.C. is dedicated to reducing the toxins in the cial of 15 percent off
The Holistic Transformations Health body which is essential for maintaining any treatments from
Fair was well attended and Shanishka was good health. Thanksgiving through
People were able to register to the end of the year.
Sweet potato should win a prize to sample some of the treat- She may be contacted
ments being demonstrated that at 367-0020 (Auskell) h, i. la tBain is now practicingHolistic Transformations at
day and many were eager to take 242-225-4615 or 242- Auskell Medical Clinic. She is a trained Natural Health Prac-
Sadvantage of the opportunity. 554-9922 titioner, who offers a variety of treatments to help patients
SThe treatments Shanishka of- reduce toxins in their bodies.
fers are: Colon Hydrotherapy,
Far Infrared Sauna, Contouring B
Body Wraps, Reflexology and Bypass avoids underground cave
Foot Massage, Essential Oils
__ Body Treatment. Ionic Ener-
getic Footbath, Holistic Weight
Management and Wellness con-
sultations.
Others assisting Shanishka
that day were Vanessa Lock-
hart, who gives body massage ..
and facials, and Rudell Hall-Far- ..
:. rington, who specializes in body -
len was giving mini facials and
S. was there from Grand Bahama The generators for the new BEC power station under construction at Wilson City are
Shanishka was pleased wBith due to arrive on Abaco very soon. It was discovered that the highway just south of
the response to the Open House Spring City was not stable due to an underground cave extending out from Lost Reel
Francis Jones grew this very large 12-pound sweet saying, "It shows the inter- Blue Hole. When engineers from the construction company realized that, they felt that
potato in her back yard in Dundas Town. It is being est and concern of Abaconians a bypass road would have to be constructed. Equipment is shown putting in the by
shown by D'lamar Gibson. about health issues. People need pass.


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BEC fire destroyed switching gear


BEC Fire From Page 1
this point that consumers over the whole of
Abaco experienced a blackout. Because the
extent of the fire was not initially known,
the staff shut down the entire station in order
to err on the side of safety. The staff utilized
the BEC on-site fire protection equipment
in an attempt to extinguish the fire. The fire
caused a lot of smoke due to the burning of


polymer insulation. The staff had to try to
extinguish it from the exterior of the station
because of the amount of smoke inside. Ap-
proximately five persons were working in
the power station at the time of the fire and
an additional five BEC personnel arrived
immediately to assist.
The Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire De-
partment was called at approximately 6.45
p.m. and the first fire truck arrived on the


Bahamas DEl, i, i iry Corporation technicians are examining
the panels that were loosened by firemen to get to the fire in-
side the control cabinets. The fire damaged the switch gear
that controlled the output from three generators that were not
damaged. However, without the switch gear those genera-
tors cannot be connected to the system. Two of the three were
operational and contributed a little over 2 Mw. These are the
smallest and oldest generators at the power plant.


scene in good response
time at about 7.05 p.m.
Five fire trucks in all
responded from Casua-
rina Point and Treasure
Cay as well as Marsh
Harbour. Once the fire
trucks were on site,
the Fire Marshall took
over the direction and
spearheaded the opera-
tion. The fire person-
nel were able to enter
the station as they had
breathing apparatus.
The fire was officially
declared extinguished
at 9.30 p.m. When the
all clear was given,
power restoration ac-
tivities commenced.
By 9.50 p.m. over
50 percent of power
had been restored to
consumers. All of the
cays were back on as
well as most of North
Abaco. South Abaco
was supplied as far as
Casuarina Point and
Sandy Point. Power
was not able to be re-


stored immediately to Central Marsh Harbour since the
problem from the fire was with the two feeders that supply
that area. BEC employees could not go into the station to
deal with the problem until the following morning because
of the smoke. The supply for the business district of Marsh
Harbour was from the switchboard that was destroyed by
the fire. An alternative supply route on the other switch-
board could not be added.
The following morning at 8.30 a.m. staff begin trouble
shooting the problem. They cleared the problem enabling
some additional areas to receive power and then began
constructing an alternate supply route to the Marsh Har-
bour business district. Supply was returned to all areas by
2.30 p.m. Saturday afternoon (November 21).
Because of the loss of the 4160 volt board, the three
generators which were connected to it can no longer be
connected to the system. So about 2 megawatts of generat-
Please see BEC Fire Page 27


This is the broken ceramic
housing of a circuit break-
er damaged in the fire. It is
larger than a gallon ther-
mos jug.


The Hon. Phenton Neymour, Minister of State for Utilities, center, is in the control room
di', c il above the switch gear that caught fire on Novmeber 20, causing all power on
Abaco to be off. This is the room where the technicians shut the plant down when the
incident occurred. Behind him is Edison Key, MPfor South Abaco, who toured the scene
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People in the News


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Lovely Reckley will be teaching crafts
By Samantha V. Evans the position as a result of her creativity and
ovely Reckley, a veteran craft maker willingness to share her skills with others.
entrepreneur, was given the responsi- Her first class took place in Treasure
y to advance craft on Abaco by the Ba- Cay. Subsequently, Lovely can now struc-
as Agricultural and Industrial Corpora- ture the classes as she likes to ensure that
She became a craft instructor in May interested persons are not delayed when
shortly before she left for China. She they are ready to learn a new craft. When
ed this new position in October of this they have completed a course, they get a
. As a part of this new portfolio, she certificate from BAIC. She plans to intro-
to ensure that classes are held in straw, duce beading, crocheting with wire and
, and coconut and that supplies needed other classes as well. Lovely stated that
-ach class are in place. She was offered she loves crafts, helping people and work-
ing with her hands so
this opportunity gives
her another chance to
do that.
In November
Lovely began a Straw
Workshop: Founda-
Siii tions of Bag Making
class at Central Abaco
1"i Primary School with a
in small group. She stat-
n tsed that as long as they
learn the fundamentals,
they will be able to
-make any type or size
S bag they want out of
straw. When persons
4 learn the skills, they
Swill become empow-
ly Reckley is now conducting craft classes for Bahamas ered and those who are
cultural and Industrial Corporation. She will be offering serious will reap the
ses in straw, coconut and shell crafts and hopes to expand financial benefits as
e classes to include other media. She is showing students there is great demand
e of the intricacies of making straw baskets. She will be for authentic Bahamian
ing classes in various communities, wherever a group of goods throughout The
cents is interested in learning a new craft. Bahamas.


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In January 2010 six Bahamian craft ex-
perts will be providing craft goods to be
sold at a Buyers Show in France. Twenty-
five persons submitted craft goods and the
committee members were shown pictures
of the items. The top six were selected.
Lovely is one of the six chosen. Bahamian
crafts will be on display at this particular
show which is exciting. It is possible that a
new market will open up for craft makers.
Mrs. Reckley believes that when such a
market opens for Bahamians that there are
enough trained persons in the area to meet
the demand.
She encourages persons who are in the
field to be versatile because guests do not
want the same things. She stated that some
like coconut craft while others may like
straw work. Therefore, to retain clients,
they must learn different craft-making
skills. She would love to introduce crafts
to the high school students so when they
come out of school would have an immedi-
ate means to make money.
Sandy Edwards graduates
with a master's degree
By Samantha V. Evans
In December 2006 Sandy Walker Ed-
wards began the pursuit of her master's
degree in Education Health Promotion
and on October 30, 2009, she graduated
from the University of the West Indies,
Trinidad. She is elated that the end of the
road to receiving her degree finally came
as it was a challenging one. She enjoyed
every aspects of her program and realized
just how blessed she was to have the op-
portunity to pursue a graduate degree while
she was working on her thesis.
Mrs. Walker found this experience bit-
ter-sweet as she learned a great deal about
herself, her area of study and the reason
why so many persons opt to only pursue
a bachelor's degree. Graduate school is
tough, but Mrs. Edwards would like to one
day pursue her doctorate degree. Howev-


er, she plans to enjoy her master's degree
for now.
Mrs. Edwards is a native of Crossing
Rocks and received her early education in
Crossing Rocks and New Providence. She
received her bachelor's degree at Benedict
College in Columbia, South Carolina. Af-
ter graduating from college, Mrs. Edwards
returned to her home to make her contribu-
tion to the Abaco community. She taught
for seven years at the Crossing Rocks
School. During that time, she was Teacher
of the Year both in 1994 and 1997.
Mrs. Edwards' teaching career afforded
her the opportunity to teach for Success
Training College and conduct training ses-
sions on health issues to churches, civic
groups and schools throughout The Ba-
hamas. Her life aspiration is to utilize her
gifts, talents and skills to enhance learning

Please see People Page 21


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December 1 2009










More People in the News


People From Page 20
in children as well as adults.
She is presently with the Department of
Education, Abaco District, as an Educa-
tion Officer She is married to Mr. Liv-
ingstone Edwards, who is the assistant
pastor of Grace Baptist Church, and has
fostered many children. She has two beau-
tiful girls; Elsie Bain, who is presently in
the nursing program at the College of the
Bahamas, and Jeffenique Nottage, a grade
ten student at St. Francis de Sales. She is
one who loves the Lord and believes that
with God all things are possible.
Abaco Cays Realty
boasts four new agents
On October 19 2009, Abaco Cays
Realty sent
four new
candidates
to Nassau to
sit the entry
level course
offered by
the Baha-
mas Real
Tara Claridge Estate As-
sociation
(BREA). Among the candidates were Chris
Claridge, Tara Claridge. Elizabeth Plum-
mer and Sara Sams. The applicants all en-
dured a weeklong intensive course with a fi-
nal exam on October 24. After considerable
preparation prior to taking the course and
long hours of studying during the course,
all four candidates successfully passed the
exam. Congratulations to all.


Each of the candidates will now be con-
sidered by
the Bahamas
Real Estate
Associa-
tion (BREA
Nassau) to
practice the
sale of real
estate in The
Bahamas.
Bahamas. Chris Claridge
Sarah will
specialize on Green Turtle Cays and the
other cays and Tara and Chris Claridge
will special-
ize in Hope
To w n ,
Marsh Har-
bour and
Treasure
Cay.

Sarah Sams

New Arrival
Gabrielle Anna Binard was born on
November 11 at Aurora Baycare Medi-
cal Center in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The
proud parents are Ellen and Dr. Marc Bi-
nard. Mom and baby doing well and look-
ing forward to returning to Abaco some-
time in the spring.
A Bahamian
women in aviation
By Jennifer Hudson
Cindy Carroll has the distinction of be-
ing one of only a few women in aviation


in the entire Bahamas. Although she would
have loved to follow a career in her chosen
path, on leaving college she applied to the
airports in both Abaco and Nassau but was
told that there were no job openings.
On leaving high school in 2000, Cindy
immediately entered college on a scholar-
ship from the Miami Dade Aviation De-
partment for studying aviation at Florida
Memorial
College. She
graduated in
May 2003
with a bach-
elor of sci-
ence degree
in Airway
Science
M a n a g e -
ment. While
at college
she excelled
and was on
Cindy Carroll the Dean's
List and graduated Magna Cum Laude
with a 3.72 grade average.
Although she is not a pilot, Cindy says


Phnne nr


that she may get her private pilot's li-
cence. She has always been intrigued by
airports all over the world and her studies
included both airside and landside opera-
tions, air traffic control and airport opera-
tions in general. For her degree internship
she worked at the Grand Bahama Airport
Company in its weather department. "The
weather information was very important,
and I enjoyed the work but, unfortunate-
ly, there were no permanent job open-
ings there. And after 9/11 it was difficult
for foreigners to get jobs in the aviation
field in the United States so I had to come
home," stated Cindy.
Despite her keenness to find a job in the
aviation field, the lack of openings made it
necessary for Cindy to adapt to another ca-
reer. "I just stumbled into insurance," she
says but has found that she loves her job.
She is now employed by J.S. Johnson in
Marsh Harbour.
Though Cindy enjoys her work in the
insurance field, she has not ruled out the
possibility of perhaps finding a job in the
aviation field when the new Marsh Harbour
International Airport has been completed.


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Page 22 Section A


The Abaconian


December 1 2009


Bonefish association wants to protect Abaco's southwest coast


By Canishka Alexander
On November 10 members of the Abaco
Fly Fishing Guides Association (AFFGA)
met with Elvardo Thompson, partnership
coordinator of The Nature Conservancy,
at the Friends of the Environment office.
Vice President Justin Sands said they dis-
cussed ways in which they could partner
with each other and ensure that the asso-
ciation's objectives were aligned with that
of the Conservancy's. Mr. Thompson said
such partnerships are valued, and that The
Nature Conservancy works to strengthen
the capacity of their partners.
Cindy Pinder, secretary for the Asso-
ciation, said it met with Friends to petition
the government to protect Crown land be-
tween Blackwood Point and Cross Harbour
Bay as a "no-build area" in an effort to
preserve bio-diversity in the area. This is
along the south coast of Abaco. The pa-
perwork was submitted to the office of the
Prime Minister on October 16.
Interestingly enough, Friends last year
organized a restoration project at Cross


Members of the Abaco Fly Fishing Guides
with representatives of The Nature Conservat
best to protect valuable bonefish flats. The As
ing government to make areas of the souther
a "no build" area for fishermen and naturalist


Harbour Creek and was assisted by Flor-
ida International University, Ministry of
Works, school students, business establish-
ments and various communities throughout
Abaco. Culverts were installed underneath
the causeway, which previously blocked
water flow, and the creek was expanded by
approximately 150 acres. Now the culverts
serve as a gateway for juvenile marine
life to move from the mangroves and out
to the sea grass and coral reefs as adults.
The restoration of this wetlands creek that
is within the area the group is hoping to
preserve has greatly increased the diversity
and number of wildlife there.
Mrs. Pinder said the area plays a criti-
cal part and is an ideal place to keep as a
no-build zone. She added that although it
is isolated, many people fish there. "Peo-
ple bonefish down there. Sandy Point is
in close proximity. Their guides use that
area. The government has approved two
new fishing lodges in South Abaco, and
they'll be fishing there. So it's becoming
more critical to the bonefishing industry.
But, in other ways it's
critical, too: there's the
ecosystem," she said.
She said the bone-
fishing industry is quite
a lucrative business.
On Abaco alone it is es-
timated that the island
generates about $4 mil-
lion per annum through
fishing guides. There
is an economic study
Association met underway to deter-
7ncy to plan how mine the dollar figure,
association is ask- a study is being car-
n coast of Abaco ried out by Dr. Tony
sts. Fedler. He will be vis-
iting the island soon to


gather information from the guides as well
as from others who are involved in the in-
dustry. "We are patiently awaiting those
numbers because I think the government is
going to take bonefishing more seriously -
do more to protect it when it realizes the
economic value of it." Mrs. Pinder said.
The association also talked about a
feasibility study to avoid over-fishing on
Abaco. "We talked with The Nature Con-
servancy about partnering with them to do
a feasibility study on the fisheries of Aba-
co to see how much pressure the fish can
take, how many boats are too many, how
many lodges, how many guides can Abaco
actually sustain," Mrs. Pinder explained.
"We're looking to partner with them in the


near future to get those numbers along with
our financial numbers and have a really
good idea on how to protect future bone-
fishing on Abaco, and that will apply to the
whole Bahamas."
She and some of the other members of
AFFGA attended the Ministry of Tour-
ism's Sustainable Flats Fishing Guide Cer-
tification Workshop on October 16. The
purpose of the workshop was to get input
from the guides on how to make The Ba-
hamian guide certification program better.
Danny Sawyer and Jody Albury, AF-
FGA members, were in attendance at the
meeting. Paul Pinder is the AFFGA presi-
dent, and Buddy Pinder holds the position
of treasurer.


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TREASURE CAY
"Camelot" # 1234 Beachfront Estate. New custom
designed 4 bed, 4 bath Ocean Blvd home, plus 2 bed, 1
bath guest house. Total 7,793 s/f under roof on 1.5 acre
grounds Beachside pool, numerous enhancements.
OWNER FINANCING AVAILABLE! $7,849,000.
Ocean Blvd. Beachfront Estate # 1455 -Exceptional 5
bed, 5.5 bath main house, separate 3 car garage and I bed,
1 bath guest suite. Total 7,160 s/f under roof. 2.50 acres
with 250' of sandy beachfront. Unfurnished. $5,725,000.
"Argyll House # 483 Elegantly furnished, elegant 4
bed, 5.5 bath, 6,900 s/f Ocean Blvd. estate on 1.6
landscaped acres with 153' beachfront. Includes vehicles
& 2 additional lots. REDUCED TO $3,995,000.
"Casuarina Beach House" #1512 Ocean Blvd,
furnished 6 bed, 5.5 bath 2 level beach home & efficiency
apt. 6,600 s/f living space, pool, 27,600 s/f parcel, 80'
beach frontage. Excellent rental income. $2,950,000.
"Another World" # 1007 Ocean Blvd. 4 bed, 4.5 bath,
3,500 s/f furnished beachfront home, pool, patio &
garage on 1.2 landscaped acres. Excellent rental income
history. $2,500,000.
"Sandpiper" # 1265 Ocean Blvd. 3,000 s/fbi-level
furnished home on 1.87 acres with 180' sandy beach
frontage. $2,357,000.
"Avalon" # 1516 Exceptional 3 bed, 2 bath
Windward Beach home. Immaculately maintained, well
appointed, 2,500 s/f under roof, 2,200 s/f open &
covered patios. 24,440 s/f parcel with 175' sandy beach.
$2,321,000.
"Tranquility" # 1307 4 bed, 5 bath, furnished bi-level
Brigantine Canal home on 2 lots. 3,580 s/f under roof,
plus decks & balconies. 90' canal frontage, dock, boat
lift, plus sea views from virtually every room. Tastefully
decorated, excellent condition. $2,200,000.
"Trident House" # 317- 3 bed, 3.5 bath, furnished
3,500 s/f beach front home. Breath-taking beach & sea
views. Good rental income. NOW $1,999,000.
Cutwater Way Canal Home #1524 3 bed, 3 bath,
3,600 s/f home on Brigantine Bay. Newly built in 2008,
elegantly furnished, many upgraded features. 144'
bulkhead, 70' dock, boat lift. $1,995,000.
"Windward Palms" # 1454 Splendid 3 bed, 2 bath
furnished Windward Beach home. 2,500 s/f under roof
plus 1,600 s/fpatios & walks on 16,000 s/f landscaped
parcel with 100' sandy beach. Meticulously maintained,
Many extras, superior sea views. $1,955,000.
"Flip Inn Windward Beach # 1008 2 bed, 2 bath,
1,620 s/f under air beachlome, plus garage on 2 lots
totaling 28,252 s/f. gently refurbished, tastefully
furnished. 180' sandy beachfront. $1,725,000.
"Seascape", Windward Beach # 1469 3 bed, 2 bath
2,050 s/f furnished beach home on spacious 26,125 s/f
parcel with 120' sandy beach. $1,379,000.
"Pilot House" Rock Point # 1380 2 level, 3 bed, 3
bath furnished waterfront home at entrance to Treasure
Cay harbour. 3,314 s/f under roof on 18,800 s/f parcel.
Boat/plane ramp to sea. Great sea views. $1,160,000.
"Kokomo ", Brigantine Bay #1509 Charming 3 bed, 3
bath, 2 level, 3,000 s/f tastefully furnished canal home.
Recently renovated and upgraded. 10,915 s/f parcel with
102' canal frontage, dock & boat lift. $1,895,000.

"Windover", Brigantine Bay # 1507 3 bed,2 bath,
1,750 s/fbi-level elegantly furnished canal home, plus
garage on 10,400 s/f tropically landscaped parcel. 80'
bulkheaded canal frontage with private dock. $995,000.

"ToadHall" # 1373 5 bed/4 bath, 4,000 s/f, 2 level
Ocean Blvd. furnished ocean view home includes 1
bed/I bath apartment on 2 adjoining parcels totaling
22,500 s/f. Private beach access. $695,000.
St. Andrews Estates # 1500 2,387 s/f 3 bed, 2 bath
furnished home on 13,000 s/f parcel adjacent to golf
course. $299,000.
Two optional adjoining vacant lots. $100,000.


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TREASURE CAY
Royal Poinciana Beachfront Condos -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.
OWNER FINANCING AVAILABLE! $2,075,000.
Bahama Beach Club 2046 # 1009 3 bed, 3 bath, 2nd
level Phase 5, 2nd level, 1,750 s/f living space condo,
closest to beach, tasteful contemporary furnishings,
unparalleled sea & beach views. $1,150,000.
Bahama Beach Club 2020 # 1139 3 bed, 2 bath,
1,650 s/f 2nd level beachfront condo, Stunningly
furnished, elegantly decorated. Superior beach &
ocean views. $1,035,000.
Bahama Beach Club 2047- # 1468 3 bed, 3 bath,
ground level Phase 5 unit, 1,750 s/f living space condo,
close to beach, tastefully furnished, numerous upgrades
& enhancements. Superb sea views. $950,000.
Bahama Beach Club 2032- # 1525 3 bed, 2 bath, 2nd
level, 1,650 s/f furnushed beach condo, excellent sea &
beach views. Club amenities. $865,000.
Atlantis Condo 2112- # 929- 4 bed, 4 bath 2,000 s/f 2
level furnished waterfront condo on Brigantine canal,
great water views. Preferred end unit. Includes 2 large
boat slips. Short walk to beach! $865,000.
Bahama Beach Club # 2031 # 1485 3 bed, 2 bath
1,645 s/f furnished ground level condo plus private
garage. Fantastic sea & beach views. Community pool,
well maintained grounds. Excellent vacation rental or
personal get-away retreat. $862,000.
Bahama Beach Club # 2005- # 1370- 3 bed, 2 bath
ground level 1,645 s/f comfortably furnished condo.
Awesome sea views from most rooms Overlooks beach
and pool. Great vacation residence. $822,000.
Bahama Beach Club #2014- #1478 3 bed, 2 bath,
1,645 s/f 2nd level furnished beachfront condo. Great
sea & beach views. Well manicured grounds, club
amenities. Exceptionally priced at $805,000.

Royal Poinciana # 2511 # 1483 Deluxe 2 bed, 2 bath
ground level furnished 1,300 s/f beachfront condo. Well
maintained. Great sea views, excellent rental income
potential. $625,000.
RoyalPalm Condo # 2424 -# 1399 3 bed, 3 bath,
(including loft) 2nd level, 1,264 s/f furnished condo
overlooking harbour & marina. Well maintained, near
beach, excellent rental income potential. $549,000.
SandDollar Condo # 7- #1456 2 bed, 2 bath, 1,000 s/f
ground level furnished beachfront condo. Wel
maintained, superb sea views, community pool. Best
Value! Priced to sell. $499,995.
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.
Atlantis # 2215- # 1471 2 bed, 2 bath, 1000 s/f
furnished 2nd level "end unit" condo on Brigantine
Bay. Includes 2 storage units and finger dock. well
maintained, great water views. $485,000.
Atlantis Condo # 2202- # 987 2 bed, 2 bath, 2nd level
furnished waterfront unit, includes boat slip & golf cart
garage. "Turn-Key", Near Treasure Cay Beach.
$465,000.
Atlantis Condo #2203-# 1000 2 bed, 2 bath, 2nd
level, 1,000 s/f furnished waterfront unit, includes fully
serviced boat slip & golf cart garage. Overlooks
Brigantine Bay, Near beach. $465,000.
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.
Royal Palm # 2304- # 1472 2 bed, 2 bath, 950 s/f
furnished ground floor level condo overlooking
marina. Includes boat slip. Rental history. $403,000.


Members
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Association
TREASURE CAY
Mariner's Cove Condominiums:
# 1181 -4 bedroom, 3 bath. 2 level, 1,650 s/f furnished harbour
front condo. tastefully refurbished. $649,000.
# 985 2 bed, 2 bath, 2 level harbour front end unit,
Refurbished in 2000 REDUCED TO $271,500.
# 928-2 bed, 1 bath 2 level unit, overlooks harbour $249,000.
# 655 2 bed, 1 bath condo with marina view $249,000.
Superb Beachfront Parcel # 1362 Treasure Cay level &
cleared beach lot of 12,600 s/f with 90' fabulous sandy
beach frontage. Breath-taking sunset & sea views. All
utilities available. $1,449,000.
Beach & Canal Lot Package #941- Windward Beach lot
of 17,542 s/f with 100' of beach frontage on Sea of
Abaco, PLUS Galleon Bay lot of 17,955 s/fwi th approx.
76' of sea-walled canal frontage. $1,446,000.
Ocean Blvd. Jumbo Sized Beach fent Parcel # 1266 -
Approx. 52,575 s/fparcel WiMWl1 es) with 115' sandy
beach frontage _('tt. Superior building lot. All
utilities avai Fantastic sea views. $1,386,000.
Ocean Blvd. Beachfront Parcel # 1260 Splendid
44,600 s/f parcel on Treasure Cay Beach, 75' beach
frontage ofsuger-white fine sand. All utilities available.
Spectacular sea & beach views. $1,350,000.
BeachfrontParcel- Ocean Blvd. # 876 1.5 acres with
100' of beach frontage, on spectacular Treasure Cay
Beach. All utilities available Gorgeous beach & sea
views. REDUCED TO $1,295,000.
Windward Beach -Beachfront Parcel # 1283 Cleared &
walled 17,542 s/f parcel with 100' of sandy beach.
Sea of Abaco views. All utilities available. $1,024,000.
Windward Beach Beach Parcel #1470 23,151 s/f
parcel with 101' of stone wall & sandy beach on Sea of
Abaco. All utilities available. $843,000.
Windward Beach # 817 1/2 acre waterfront parcel
directly on Sea of Abaco, 124' beach frontage. Newly
installed sea wall. All utilities available. $399,000.
Treasure Cay Canal Parcels
Galleon Bay- # 1441 28,072 s/f cleared parcel, 64' of
bulkhead with dock & dock house. $550,000.
Galleon Bay # 744 -19,256 s/f cleared canal parcel with
68' bulkheaded deep water frontage. Bay. $460,000.
Galleon Bay # 1356 24,732 s/f large canal front parcel
with 158' of bulkhead & sandy waterfront. $399,950.
Galleon Bay # 422 Prime 10,295 s/f cleared canal lot.
88' + protected canal frontage. Sea-walled, plus dock &
davit pilings. All utilities available. $350,000.
Galleon Bay # 1473 Approx. 10,000 s/f canal parcel with
100'+ of sea-walled & protected water frontage. All
utilities available. Easy access to sea. $349,950.
Brigantine Bay # 1498c-20,310 s/f canal lot with 126'of
sea-walled deep water frontage.Great Views! $322,000.
Brigantine Bay # 1173 & 1174 2 adjacent deep water
canal parcels, each 11,200 s/f with 80' bulkhead & 140'
depth. Cleared, all utilities available. EACH $299,950.
Brigantine Bay # 1494 18,807 s/f cleared canal parcel
120' deep water bulk-headed frontage. $290,000.
St. Andrews Estates, Golf Course Lot # 1341 11,151
s/f residential parcel with 130' of golf course frontage.
All utilities available. Short walk to beach. $41,000.
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.
Dolphin Beach Estates # 1412 Exceptional 20,000 s/f
waterfront parcel on Sea of Abaco with 145' of elevated
rocky shoreline. Utilities available. $549,000.
Atlantic Oceanfront Parcel #746 Approx. 1 acre
residential parcel, 154' elevated shoreline near Orchid
Bay community, great ocean views. $395,000.
"Secret Beach "# 1267/1268 Ocean Front Elevated
Parcels 9A (19,190 s/f) & 9B (16,144 s/f) lots, each with
100' +/- of Atlantic Ocean rocky shoreline & sand beach
frontage. Prime building sites. EACH $249,000.


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Sports News


Three islands compete First swimmer completes


in pool tournament
By Navardo Saunders
Grand Bahama's Roosevelt "Bolo" Al-
bury proved to be the best of the best when
he captured first place in Who's the Top
Notch? Pool Tournament at DN'R's Sports
Pub in Marsh Harbour recently. Albury,
ranked the number two pool player in the
country, won $1,200 and bragging rights.
Desmond "Dancie" Burrows, who only
weeks earlier placed first in the Shooting
Isn't Easy Pool Tournament at DN'R, fin-
ished second while Cordero "Dopie" Rus-
sell of Marsh Harbour rounded off the top
three. Burrows, the number one ranked
pool player, and Russell were awarded
cash prizes of $500 and $300.
Randy Pinder, president of the Auto
Care Corner Limited, said the competition
was both stiff and thrilling. Fans got more
than they bargained for over the two-day
contest, especially as it entered the final
rounds where the top three finishers battled
for supremacy.
Altogether 21 persons from Nassau, Ab-
aco and Grand Bahama entered the compe-
tition. But as has become customary, Bur-
rows and Albury showed they were on a
different level and made it clear from the
start they were the front runners.
The next tournament at DN'R will be
held in January of next year. Two thousand
dollars in cash will be up for grabs for first
through fifth place.
A tournament will be held on Grand
Bahama on December 11-13 with players
from Nassau, Abaco and Grand Cay ex-
pected to participate.
The tournament held recently was spon-
sored by the Auto Care Center, Quality
Star Service Station, Island Cellular and
Electronics and Bristol Wines and Spirits.


swim program
November 16 marked a milestone for
the newly formed Abaco Swim Club. One
of their swimmers, eight-year-old Brady
Pinder, was the first swimmer to complete
the 10 station Swim America Program.
The Swim America Program is the
Learn to Swim teaching program the club
uses. It is a world known excellent swim-
ming program. The program starts the
swimmer at the very beginning on the ba-
sics of learning how to blow bubbles and
floating. Once the swimmer is competent
with these steps, they are forwarded onto
the next Station. When a swimmer has
completed all 10 stations, they are fully
qualified to join the Abaco Swim Club
team and then can compete in all meets the
team participates in.
Brady has been with the club several
years and has proven to be an excellent
swimmer. He participated in some of the


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Brady Pinder is the first swimmer to com-
plete all requirements to qualify in the
Swim America Program, the program used
by the Abaco Swim Club for teaching basic
swimming techniques.


local meets the club has held as well as
the annual inter-school swim meet held in
Hope Town, and he has placed top in his
age group for all races he swam. The Aba-
co Swim Club is extremely proud of Brady
and excited to now have him on its team.
The Learn To Swim program operates
Monday and Wednesday afternoons at 4
p.m. at Long Bay School. It will be clos-
ing for the month of December. However,
thanks to great community support, the
club has recently been able to purchase and
install a pool heater, and therefore, will be
able to re-open all swimming programs in
the New Year.
If you are interested in any of the pro-
grams the Abaco Swim Club offers, visit
the very informative website www.abaco-
swimclub.com.
Little League
Association is formed
By Samantha V. Evans
After a successful Little League Base-


ball Clinic, the Abaco community was all
revved up to organize the association and
nominate directors. On November 11th
at the Magistrates Court, Administrator
Whelma Colebrooke and persons interest-
ed in working with Little League were in
attendance. Ms. Colebrooke explained that
there would be one president of the asso-
ciation but there would be a vice president
for the north, south and central (including
the cays).
The following persons emerged as
members of the association: Shannon Al-
bury as President; William Weatherford,
Vice President of Central; Christopher
Roberts in the North; and Preston Roberts
in the South; Patty Toler, Secretary; Su-
lukie Innocent, Treasurer; Robert Sweet-
ing, Assistant Treasurer; Kristi Wong and
Patty Toler as Public Relations Officers;
and Shawn Robbins, chaplain.

Please see Sports Page 25


Little League enthusiasts have formed a Little League Association. Shii.u are some
of the leaders including Sulukie Innocent; Ismael "Stretch" Morley with the Ministry
of Sports, Youth and Culture; Preston Roberts; Administrator Whelma Colebrooke and
Faron Newbold.


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Leaving Thursday for Nassau

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Marsh Harbour Contact
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Nassau Contact
(242) 393-4371 393-3829
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December 1, 2009 The Abaconian Section A Page 25


More Sports News

Little League is available for girls and headlines often read Freeport or Nassau the Youth in Action programme which he
Sports From Page 24 boys, and there is a league for special "wins championships," and their athletes runs in Central Abaco and the one God-
The nine members of the Board of Di- students are well. For Abaco, teams will get all the glory, in many instances ath- frey Rolle runs in Treasure Cay have pro-
rectors are Lowell Albury, Chavez Mc- be formed in the North, South, and Cen- letes born and raised on Abaco played duced a number of top notch players who
Bride, Robert Sweeting, George Cornish, tral Abaco. A board member will be as- key roles in many of those champion- have helped to secure national champion-
Faron Newbold, Thomas Sawyer, Darren signed to oversee each of the districts. The ships. "Take for instance the 2009 Hugh ships for their teams. "We teach the local
Rogers, Mark Douglas and Patron Whel- Leagues will be divided in six groups by Campbell Basketball Tournament, four of players the fundamentals of the game so
ma Colebrooke. The association will meet age. the five starters from the winning team, no matter where they go to school, they
weekly until established. Abaco has lots the Tabernacle Baptist Academy Falcons can platy ball at a superior level," he
from Freeport, were born and raised here said. "Many of them surpass the expec-
History of Little of sports talent on Abaco, and they were all a part of the stations of their coaches and teammates."
League in the Bahamas By Navardo Saunders Youth in Action sports programme that Furthermore, Morley said if The Ba-
By Samantha V. Evans Sports on the island are alive and kick- I run." hamas Games were brought back now,
Little League is no stranger to Abaco. In ing, and Abaco has the athletic talent to Morley said Falcons coach Norris Bain Abaco could field a very competitive bas-
fact, Abaco has been registered with Little give the athletes in Freeport or Nassau a saw the young men David Wilner, Rob- ketball team.
League International since 1996. But the run for their money any day, according ert LaFrance, Arlington Wells and Sam- "Abaco has a lot of talent," he stressed.
Junior Baseball Little League of The Ba- to Ishmael "Stretch" Morley, the govern- my Brazelle in action during a Youth in "We have two of the top notch players in
hamas has been registered before that. It is ment's representative in the Ministry of Action event and was very impressed with the country Dwayne Adderley and Jamal
the oldest league in The Bahamas. Youth, Sports and Culture. Now in his their abilities on the basketball court. He Hepburn. Add to the mix young and up-
Clyde Edwards is the district adminis- fifth year as the Ministry's representative recruited them to play for the Falcons, the coming aspiring players and those on ath-
trator and baseball liaison between head- on Abaco, Morley is responsible for as- team with the most wins in the history of letic scholarships in the United States and
quarters in Pennsylvania and the regional sisting with the growth and development the prestigious Hugh Campbell Basketball elsewhere and team Abaco is among the
office in Puerto Rico and is responsible for of all local sports, revitalizing dormant Tournament. best in the country," he said. "We would
Little Leagues in The Bahamas. There are sports and introducing new sports to the Now Morley says all four young men definitely get a medal in a national com-
seven in total: two clubs in Nassau, one on island, stand a great chance of attaining athletic petition. It may be bronze, silver or gold,
Grand Bahamas, one on Eleuthera, one on His is a very important job, he pointed scholarships as scouts from colleges and but we're looking for gold."
Cat Island, one on Bimini, and now one out during an interview with The Abaco- universities in the United States and else- There are currently 50 kids, both boys
on Abaco. nian in which he discussed the three ar- where have indicated that they want to and girls, enrolled in the Youth in Ac-
Some of them have been taking part in eas for which he has responsibility. "The recruit them. tion programme and according to Morley
international competitions and have travy- sports aspect of this job is especially im- In addition to the four high school bas- they all have potentials to be outstanding
eled to Central and Southern America and portant, particularly in these tough eco- ketball stars at Tabernacle, Morley said players.
the Caribbean. They even hosted a region- nomic times," he said. "It's a way for
al tournament in Freeport in 2001 at which young people to get an all-expense paid
time 13 countries were in attendance. college or university education." Hints for Helping Our Environment
There was a Little League on Abaco be- But with Freeport and Nassau winning Vehicle Conservation
fore; and even after it dissolved, Mr. Ed- most of the major championships and se-
wards continued to pay to keep the charter curing the majority of athletic scholar- Regular tune-ups, clean filters and proper tire pressure will in-
current. Hence, now that the new Board of ships, Morley was asked, "Why should crease a car's gas mileage. A poorly tuned engine can consume
Directors is elected, the president will just the young people of Abaco chose to work 3 9 percent more gas.
have to fill out an official form and submit hard at becoming stellar athletes."
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James Ithama Burrows, 61, affection-
ately called "Bulla,"died at his residence in
Murphy Town on November 7. His funeral
was in Nassau on November 21. Interment
,, was also in
Nassau.
He was
pre -de -
ceased by
his wife,
Betty Bur-
rows. He
is survived
James Ithama Burrows by his son
Brandon
Burrows; daughter Evette Mitchell; grand-
sons Atario, Thyrone, Jarone and Cam-
eron Mitchell; granddaughter Brittanya
Mitchell; sisters Theresa Burrows, Meread
Burrows, Olga Johnson, Jenny Darling and
Janet W. Burrows-Rolle; uncles George
Rolle and Lulan Dawkins; aunts Char-
ity Rolle and Gertrude Dawkins; nieces
Ethan, Demeatreus Burrows, Monette,
Clariece, Tameka, Shanique, Tanya John-
son, Aliea Rolle, Francina, Tiffany, Shar-
mane Clarke, Reko, Symore, Denay Jo-
seph, Linda Moise and Lorean Burrows;
nephews Kenton, Kensell, Maxwell, Sho-
mi, Dexter Burrows, Engozi Sr., Equan
Burrows, Richard Clarke, Chris Darling
and James Rolle; mother-in-law Olive
Dawkins; sisters-in-law Janet, June, Sha-
ron, Monoletta, Debrah, Ganet and Una
Burrows; brothers-in-law Enos Johnson,
Alexander Darling, Alpheus Rolle, Kendal
Kemp, Denny, Robert, Cai, and Richard
Clarke Sr.; grandnieces and nephews Kis-
hon, Indira Morris, Engozi Burrows Jr.,
Aleachea, Perez, Joshua, Dominic, Nick-
ey, Jovan, Francina, Kristan Burrows,
Malyantee, Miguel, Cordel and Jonathan


Clarke, Tevin Seymour; and many other
family and friends
The funeral for Romeo McIntosh, 21,
of Blackwood was held on November 21 at
Full Gospel Assembly of God in Treasure
Cay. Pastor Dwight Rolle officiated assist-
ed by other ministers. Interment followed
in the Public Cemetery in Blackwood.
He is sur-
vived by his
daughter
Romeah Ju-
dyann McIn-
tosh; mother
Judyann
Adams; fa-
ther Omri
McIntosh;
step-mother Romeo McIntosh
Linda McIntosh; sisters Cassie, Santia and
Chantelle McIntosh, Antonia, Anthonysha
and Anthonyka Nixon; brothers Anthony
Jr and Antonio Nixon, Jeremy, Omri Jr,
Tario and Verdell Junior McIntosh; niece
Jerenique McIntosh; grandmothers Mag-
nola Adams and Inita McIntosh; aunts
Christine Wilson, Yolanda, Yountalia and
Selina Adams, Magleen, Urina, Rebecca;
Roseamae, Patrice and Charlene McIn-
tosh, Vena Cooper, Cassie Thompson; un-
cles Roscoe, Jeff, Troy and John Adams,
Edwin Wilson, Humor, Anon, O'Donald,
Samuel Ceddie McIntosh and Const. Mc-
Intosh; grandaunts Ricka Gardiner, Justina
Hanna, Maxine Sephus, Delphina and An-
nie McIntosh, Evelyn and Mildred Russell,
Seveleta and Minerva Reckley and Lucy
Davis; granduncles Johnathan Reckley,
Hasten and Ordnell Russell and Davis, Pe-
ter, Gladvine, Paul, Fred, Gerald and Ler-
man Gardiner; godparents Margie Baillou,
Euclid Baillou and Michael Baillou (de-


niil and }AkndA
ceased); god sisters and brothers Mikelle, er, Linda, Louise and Shav
Jeron, Makeo and Miguel Baillou; cous- Raquel McKenzie and Nik
ins Natassia, Mancini, Edwin Jr, Destiny, step-uncle Stanley Mclnto:
Lexi, Samremo and Santana Wilson. Na- Damita, Kenisha, and T
kera, Alvado, Kaisha. Charlise, Shatara, Rosemary Farrington and
Lydia, Felicia and Andora McIntosh, Gita- uncles Roy, Leonard, Wa
via Stubbs, Brieanna Thompson, Bernard and Derrick Cornish, Wil
Bethel, Native and Natrel Knowles, Mer- cles-in-law Selkirk Pedican
lin, Alecia, Rehanna, Jayden and Daniel Alexander Williams, Jama
Adams, Joyann Major, Valentino Reckley; mond Butler, Everette Ca:
and many other relatives and friends: and Michael Levarity; gra
The funeral for Antone Curry, affec- Elzera and Alvera McInto
tionately called "Tony," 21, of Blackwood Jonathan and Asha Sane
was held on November 21 at Full Gospel Leo, Lavern Reckley, E
Assembly of God in Treasure Cay. Father liams, Dervit Mills and C
Dwight Rolle officiated assisted by other tosh; great-grand-aunts L
ministers of the gospel. Interment followed Rosemae McIntosh, Susimr
in the Black- sica Reckley, Vivian Corni
r wood Public Gertrude Dawkins and Mai
Cemetery. in-law Edris Curry; god cl
He is sur- Moss, Cianna Lowe; gr
vived by his Estin Sawyer and Alexande
son Jaden; mother Jennalee Bootle; g
mother Fay- Bootle; god-brothers Andil
anne Cor- ni Cornish, Shaqueille an(
nish, father Jr., god-sisters Niquesha
-- Gregor y vonne Hepburn; and many
Cornish; and friends.
Antone Curry g r a n d f a The funeral service for
others Donald Cornish and Paul Curry, ley, 25, of Blackwood wa
step-grandmother Bernice Cornish; sisters vember 21 at Full Gospt
Leante and Faenecia Cornish, Garanette, God in Treasure Cay. Fath
T'vara, T'vana and Whitney Curry, Akaha officiated assisted by othe
Knowles; brothers Otis, Reginold, Clint, terment followed in the Bl
Javal, and Santino Curry; nieces Sherine, Cemetery.
Altaulette, Dfajah and Natatee Curry, Ti- He is survived by his f
arra and Matoya Cornish and Marvinque Washington Reckley; m
Ferguson; nephew Reginald Curry Jr.; Victoria Reckley; sisters R
aunts Carolyn Pedican, Sandra Cornish, Davis, Amanda Naqual
Shelia Williams, Portia Russell, Alvair
Johnson, Natalee Cash, Angela Bodie and Please see Obituarie
Rita Levarity; step-aunts Jacqueline Mill-


vonne McIntosh,
kera Farrington;
sh; aunts-in-law
ornell Cornish,
d Ketha Butler;
ashington, Jason
fred Curry; un-
n, John Albury,
al Russell, Ray-
sh, Perry Bodie
and-aunts Geleta
osh; step-uncles
Is, granduncles
Emmanuel Wil-
)'Donald McIn-
Leorda Bonaby,
ae Longely, Jes-
sh, Flora Lowe,
ry Whyll; sister-
,hildren: Destiny
eat-grand-uncles
er Reckley; god-
;od-father Nigel
ino and Giovan-
d Niguel Bootle
Bootle and Ra-
y other relatives

Richard Reck-
as held on No-
el Assembly of
er Dwight Rolle
r ministers. In-
ackwood Public

ather Johnathan
other Minerva
osemary Omara
Smith, Kimber-

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The Abaconian Section A Page 27


Obituaries From Page 26
ley Irene
Reckley, Ta-
mara Crys-
tal Reck-
ley; brother
Johnathan
Reckley Jr.,
child Ryana
Reckley; ad-
opted sister Richard Reckley
Althea Bal-
liou; brothers-in-law Ashley Smith Jr.,
Jermaine Davis, aunts Magnola Adams,
Delfena McIntosh, Virgina Albury and
Natasha McKenzie; step-aunts Iva Dun-
combe, Muriel Poitier and Beatrice Bootle;
uncles Nijel Minns, Cedric Minns, Dan-
iel Minns, Birthrium Minns; and Semon
Minns; step-uncle Loftin Duncombe;
nephew Myles Davis; godmother Mel-
vise William, god fathers Clyde Cornish
and Arthur Balliou; god-children Kavio
Finley and Kaylen Cornish; grandparents
Rosemary and Roland Swain; grand aunts
and uncle: Louise and William Swain; and
many other relatives and friends.
The funeral service for Ernest Vincent
Albury, 77, formerly of Marsh Harbour


,.






Ernest Vincent Albury


who died on
November 4
was held in
Nassau on
November
14. Inter-
ment was
also in Nas-
sau.
He is
survived by


his wife Sheila Albury; children Carolyn,
Vincent Jr., Denise, Kent, Wesley, Leslie,
Craig, Ian, Lisa, Samantha and Marissa;


grandchildren Blanca, Trevor, D'Nae,
Jordan, Suhmer, Kendreal, Keiron, Leslie
Jr., Lachelle, Lester, Lakilo, Lestis, Ash-
ley, Ashlyn, Ashwood, Ashtin and Justin;
great-grandchildren Tanovia, Destanee and
Lesley III; brother Meredith (Pickey) Al-
bury, sisters-in-law Annie Bowe, Jessma
Rigby, Ruby Simmons, Maria Simmons
and Rebecca Albury; brothers-in-law Wes-
ley Simmons and Sam Basden; sons-in-law
Craig Bullard and Ashley Bethel; daugh-
ters-in-law Luana, Charmaine, Tisca, Ver-
nita, Renee; granddaughter-in-law Lynet
Albury; nieces and nephews Blythe, Fran-
cis, Constance, Debbie, Alicia, Anette,
Julianne, Alice, Janice, Elva, Sue, Car-
la, Mary, Toni, Anne, Gina, Judy, Kim,
Yvette, Janice, Cherise, Emily, Velma,
Caroline, Edna, Margaret, Louise, Sheila,
Edon, Carlton, Kevin, Christopher, An-
thony, Alvin, Benson, Wenty, Nathaniel,
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Chinese From Page 2
mendously from their proposed investment
into the agricultural sector.
"There are some great benefits that the
Bahamian people will derive if the Chinese
come on board," Mr. Cornish said. "Some
of the conditions are when they create
these food processing factories, they will
send any number of Bahamians away for
training to China, paid for by the Chinese
government. Once their training has been
completed and they return to the country,
those people will be given the opportunity
to own the food processing operations.
From what was expressed by the Chinese
delegation, they want to help us process
and package food items. Very few things
would be imported from any other country
including the United States because most


of what we need will be grown right here
in The Bahamas."
According to reports, if all goes well,
the Chinese could be on the ground work-
ing sometime in January. Mr. Cornish said
if Mr. Key has anything to do with it that
may happen. "Mr. Key has been working
hard to get the Chinese in here because
he wants the Bahamas to be able to feed
itself," Mr. Cornish said. "He has con-
tinued to dialogue with Chinese investors
and great progress is being made." Mr.
Cornish added that Bahamians should have
an open mind and learn as much from the
Chinese as they can if the Chinese come
on board.
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chased my ticket, Kenneth Romer, Chief
Operating Officer of the carrier, was pres-
ent. He heard me explaining to the ticket
agent that I needed to purchase a ticket with
an open return in the event I was unable to
return on Monday evening as I intended
and she told me fine. Mr. Romer stated
that in such cases, this courtesy is extended
to their passengers without penalty. I was
grateful for that as other airlines charge a
hefty free if you are unable to honor the
return date or if you wish to purchase an
open ticket.
On Monday morning I arrived with my
baby for the first flight, checked in and
waited for my flight to be called. As I got
ready to board, I was shocked by the ex-
tension of love and assistance shown by
the crew. Again Mr. Romer was present
and asked me if he could board me early.
He escorted me to the plane, took her car
seat on and secured our belongings. He
ensured that we were comfortable before
the remaining passengers boarded. He told
me that if I had any problems when I was
ready to return to let him know and he
would take care of it.
The flight to Nassau left on time and it
was as smooth as could be. When we ar-
rived, he asked if I was fine getting her to
the doctor. As I suspected, I had to stay in
Nassau for a day until the pediatrician was


able to treat my daughter.
On Tuesday afternoon when I was given
clearance to return to Abaco, I called the
SkyBahamas Nassau office to ensure that I
would be able to get on the last flight with-
out penalty. I gave the agent my name and
explained to her my situation and was told
that I was all set to travel. I was elated and
quite impressed by the service rendered.
As stated earlier, I had a bad experience
before with a major airline when I had to
remain in Nassau an extra day when my
son injured his ankle. Even though I had
a medical emergency and it was clear that
he was on crutches, I was still charged
$50 for the extension after I was told from
the Abaco ticket agent that I would not be
charged if I had a letter from the doctor.
Well, that was incorrect.
Hence, I chose to fly with Sky Bahamas
because its staff remembers the human side
when dealing with customers and makes al-
lowances for medical emergencies.
I want to extend my sincerest gratitude
to Capt. Randy Butler, Kenneth Romer
and their team for doing a fantastic job
in the short period of time they have been
serving Abaco.
Regards,
Samantha V. Evans
Police Attitude
Needs Adjusting
I have noticed that every time new po-
lice officers come to Abaco, some of them
seem to believe that roughing up the pub-
lic is the only way to announce their ar-
rival. This has happened to me before. But
this time I decided to take action.
On November 19th I was returning


home after having a very pleasant after-
noon. As I pulled into my corner, I noticed
that two vehicles had the corner nearly
blocked and a traffic policeman was speak-
ing to a lady and two young men.
I continued to drive when the officer,
whom I had never seen before, stopped my
car. He did not greet me or say good after-
noon. All he said was, "Do you know that
the tint on your windshield is too dark?" I
told him no. He stated that it is obstructing
his view of the interior of my car. I told
him that this is strange because everyone
else can see into my car just fine. In fact,
I have never had any issues with it since I
have had the tints on my car.
He told me that he is not concerned
about what anyone else told me and that
he is the only traffic police on the island
now so what he says goes! He told me that
I have until Monday to remove half of the
tint from my windshield or he will have no
choice but to "drag me before the courts."
Well, I took offence to that and told him
that I will have to speak to Supt. Norville-
Smith. He told me to go on and call. In
fact, he stated that Mr. Norville-Smith was
at the office at that time so I could go there
to see him now. I told him that I have the
number and would call.
After the altercation, I pulled into my
driveway, took my children into the house
and returned with a note pad to get the of-
ficer's name and number. He would not
give me his first name. I asked him if he
is certain that he is the only traffic officer
on the island, but he did not answer. I told
him that he would do well to check his at-

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Letters From Page 28

titude and then left.
I called the Marsh Harbour Police station
but Supt. Norville-Smith was not in office.
However, ASP Arnett took the complaint.
He stated that the officer was out of line,
and he would handle him regarding his
behavior. He did indicate, however, that
there is a tint law (which I am aware of).
Additionally, there are many vehicles on
this island that you cannot see through at
all so the police need to be concerned with
them and not persons who are operating
within the parameters of the law.
I do not agree that the police should use
intimidation tactics when handling the pub-
lic, especially since they have this slogan
they are promoting that "The police are
your friends."
I must applaud ASP Arnett for his po-
liteness and candor when I called. I do
believe that more officers need to take a
page out of his book and display the same
attitude he did when handling the public.
The traffic officer approached me as if I
was already guilty of a crime and that is
wrong. Many persons I spoke to about it
have had negative (or less than pleasant)
incidences with the police as well but were
too afraid to speak out. But this needs to
stop if the police want to earn the trust and
support of locals.
Frustrated motorist

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Baker's Bay employees had busy fall


By Mirella Santillo
For 140 employees of the Baker's Bay
Golf and Ocean Club, which includes ap-
proximately 40 managerial or supervising
staff, on-going training to ensure consis-
tency is a regular occurrence throughout
the year, but even more so during the slow
months of September and October in prep-
aration for the up-coming season.
This year October was particularly
busy with workshops or seminars held on
a weekly basis, mostly for the managers,
department directors or supervisors focus-
ing on time management and leadership
development.
A one-day time productivity workshop
was held at the resort presented by a fa-
cilitator from Jamaica, Francis Wade, who
helped create a system to change a person's
flow of activities to make it more function-
al. According to Human Resources Direc-
tor, Simone Bowe, the results were "trans-
formational."
The activities included a retreat in Hope
Town for managers during which they cre-
ated a program to revamp the management
system. They were led by Yvette Bethel
with Organizational Soul who came from
Nassau for the occasion. She outlined the
importance of a job description and perfor-
mance appraisal as well as communication,
evaluation and reward.
Michael Pintard held a workshop for all
the employees who were not working on
Taking Ownership, relating to the Club's
theme for the coming year My Commit-
ment, My Club.
A three-day workshop on Food Safety
and Sanitation was presented by a profes-
sor at the College of the Bahamas, Donna
Williams, to the personnel of Housekeep-
ing, Food and Beverage and Culinary De-


apartments.
The last week of the month focused on
departmental training and recruiting for
the new season which officially opens on
November 3rd.
But life at Baker's Bay is not all about
work and training. It is also about recog-
nizing the staff' efforts and acknowledging
the employees such as celebrating birth-
days with a barbecue party or rewarding
them with special recognition awards.
Employees who perform especially well
on their job are recognized by being Em-
ployee of the Month or Manager of the
Quarter with their photos displayed in the
cafeteria.
The Gold Star Service Award, an on-
the-spot award, is handed out to recognize
employees who have acted above and be-
yond.
A new award, The Shooting Star
Award, was lately created to recognize
the courage of Captains Ron Lavarity and
Roderiko Albury, who participated in a
guest's rescue at sea, and to Security Offi-
cer Jonathan Johnson, who assisted a guest
with medical problems.
Baker's Bay often stresses the impor-
tance of team efforts and soon two new
awards will recognize the Best Department
of the Quarter and the Most Productive
Team Work of the Year.
The club offers travel opportunities to
some of the staff, although this year not as
many people as usual were sent away. The
Executive Chef, Ragesh Kattaria, visited
the Yellowstone sister club in Wyoming.
The Resident Service Manager, Jan Ingra-
ham, traveled to El Dorado, California,
and Tito Baldwin, the Outdoor Pursuit
Manager, went to Kukio, Hawaii. The


trips were aimed at giving the personnel
new ideas and pointers to enhance the lo-
cal departments.
Capt. Rubin Smith and mate Chris-
topher Albury took the club's ship, the
Discovery, for two months to Florida for
maintenance, and the two Harbour Mas-
ters, Audrik McKenzie and Cecil Ingra-
ham, attended the Fort Lauderdale Boat
Show.
As an on-going educational program,
Baker's Bay Golf and Ocean Club is pre-
paring to launch a self-study program with
a manual issued by the Caribbean Hotel
Association. Employees in the Depart-
ments of Housekeeping, Food & Bever-
age and Culinary will be the first ones to
take the course which consists addressing
all aspects of the service industry. It will
be facilitated by the managers who will
make sure the employees are able to an-
swer the quiz at the end of each segment,
an achievement which will help them take
the final exam. After passing the exam,
they will be Caribbean Hotel Association
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Third Tuesday, 7 p.m., Central Abaco
Primary, Dundas Town, 367-3457
Pilot Club of South Abaco
Last Thursday, month, J.A. Pinder
School, Sandy Point, 366-4001
Rotary Club of Abaco
Tuesday, 6 p.m., weekly at
Mangoes Restaurant


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By Navardo Saunders
Junior or cub reporters are always as-
signed to cover court cases which I could
never understand since court matters are
so sensitive, and a young inexperienced
journalist could easily make a mistake that
could have serious consequences on the
cases on which they report. But still most
news organizations assign their most inex-
eperienced reporters to the court beat.
I had my share of covering court cases
when I first started working at both The
Freeport News and the Broadcasting Cor-
poration of The Bahamas (ZNS) Northern
Service.
Some of those cases were brought back
to remembrance as I was reading an article
in the Nassau Guardian recently. The ar-
ticle states in part that while addressing a
FNM prayer breakfast during the party's
national convention, Prime Minister Hu-
bert Ingraham, MP for North Abaco, said
one of the reasons for the country's high
crime rate is that there are many "excus-
es" for lawlessness and anarchy. An ex-
cuse Mr. Ingraham pointed out that made
me recall covering court cases is one that
many young male offenders use when they
appear in the nation's courts "Well, your
honour I grew up without a father so I did
what I had to to survive." It's the excuse
they use for selling drugs, raping, robbing
and murdering.
But, as the Prime Minister said and I
concur wholeheartedly, it's a poor excuse.
Firstly, there are hundreds of Bahamian
children who grew up without a father in
their homes and that hasn't stopped them
from becoming productive citizens.
Secondly, there are cases, like mine,
where my father was always in the home,
but there was little connection if any at all.


For the record, let me say that I love my
dad. He has always been a great provider
as mine was a privileged upbringing. But
he, like his father, is not much of a talker,
and so we hardly ever talked.
Whenever we were home alone watch-
ing a basketball game or throwing around a
baseball in the backyard, we never talked.
Whenever I was away from home, I would
call my parent's house and my dad would
answer the phone and immediately yell for
my mother to take the call. If she was not at
home, he would simply say, "Ya mammy
ain't home. When she comes, I'll tell her
you called," and then hung up the phone.
When there was an issue with any of his
children, my dad would only get involved
when my mother urged him to. Otherwise
he would just sit there and quietly find a
solution.
My point is even though my dad was
there, he still wasn't there.
I could have become bitter and angry
and used that as an excuse as some of my
peers did for the reasons why they did
negative things such as doing and selling
drugs, showing utter disrespect for author-
ity, breaking laws, engaging in underage
drinking and being promiscuous.
But I chartered a different course be-
cause as I came to discover, my dad and
his father shared the same kind of relation-
ship he and I share. He was only being the
type of father he knew how to be.
Whenever my dad would take me by my
grandparents house, my grandfather would
usually be sitting on the front porch watch-
ing cars and people as they passed.
My dad would say, "What's up, dad-
dy?" and immediately go inside to speak
with his mother, who he sat around the
kitchen table with and talked for hours and


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December 1 2009


(


... Daddy's
hours."
I came to understand my dad didn't
communicate with his children the way he
should because he hardly communicated
with his own father.
I also came to the conclusion that there
were things I needed from my father that
he wasn't giving me like mentor-ship and
guidance.
So I looked elsewhere because it was
important to break the cycle of non-com-
munication so that I could have open dia-
logue with my children.
I allowed people like renowned Baha-
mian pastor and author Myles Munroe to
fill the void. I listened to his teachings and
read some of his books and developed a
relationship with him because I saw him as
someone who could help raise me the right
way. He became the father-figure that I not
only longed for, but absolutely needed.
I saw the way other men interacted with
their children and I let them know that is
what was missing from my life, and those
men took me under their wings and helped
raised me, too. The point I'm making is
that anyone can be a father-figure.
Yes, it hurts when we have no connec-
tion with our biological fathers. Every boy
in particular longs for that connection.
But as Tom Hanks pointed out in the
motion picture Forest Gump, "Life is like
a box of chocolate. You never know what
you're gonna get."
So we have to play the hands we are
dealt.
If your father isn't there, don't allow
that to kill your dreams and aspirations.
Don't allow your absent father to take your
zest for living. Don't allow it to lead you
on a path to destruction and crush your
goals. Don't allow your father's absence to
kill your spirit.


gone
Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham was
raised by his grandmother. But he has as-
cended to the highest office in the land not
once, not twice, but three times.
Barack Obama's father left when he
was two years old but today Obama is the
most powerful and influential leader in the
world as president of the United States of
America.
Football great Tyrell Owens grew up
without his father, and look at him today.
He's fulfilled his childhood dreams of
playing in the NFL.
Their lives should serve as an inspira-
tion to every young man whose fathers are
absent either physically or emotionally.
When I was frustrated with the relation-
ship my father and I had, I would write my
feelings on paper since I loved writing. I
encourage young men who love to rap, rap
about their experience, sing about their ex-
perience, paint, dance do something con-
structive. Don't let it be that dad left so I
have no reason to care.
No, you control you destiny. Not your
absent father, you and nobody but you.
He wasn't there, it hurts, now move on.
Don't let his absense cause you to ruin
your life.
Because our judges are tired of hearing
the tired excuse of being fatherless as an
excuse for bad behaviour.
Our judges are well aware that there
are hundreds of young men, some of them
lawyers, doctors, teachers, farmers, ar-
chitects, technicians who grew up without
fathers in the homes but have turned out
quite fine.
In fact, some of our judges are products
of a fatherless upbringing themselves.
No more excuses, young men. Yes, dad
is absent, but don't allow him to take you
with him.







December 1, 2009


The Abaconian


Section A


Emergency Services
Police Marsh Harbour 367-2560 911
B. Electricity Corp 367-2727, 367-2846, 367-4667
Water & Sewerage 475-1499, 475-5518
The following services are provided by volunteers
Fire Marsh Harbour 367-2000
Fire Dundas Town 367-2935 or 4935
Fire -Hope Town VHF Ch 16
Fire Green Turtle Cay 365-4133
Fire Man-0-War 365-6911
Treasure Cay Fire & Rescue 365-9112
BASRA Bah Air Sea Rescue Assoc all areas Marine VHF 16
Hope Town 366-0500 Marsh Harbour 367-3752
Guana Cay 365-5178 Treasure Cay 365-8749

Medical Services
Abaco Family Medicine Marsh Harbour...367-2295
Auskell Advanced Medical Clinic .............367-0020
Marsh Harbour Medical Centre..............367-0049
Government Clinic Marsh Harbour .........367-2510
Corbett Clinic Treasure Cay .................365-8288
Government Clinic Cooper's Town .........365-0300
Government Clinic Green Turtle Cay .....365-4028
Government Clinic Hope Town ................366-0108
Government Clinic Sandy Point .............366-4010
Government Clinic Fox Town ...............365-2172


Tourism's People-to-People program
Be matched with a local person or family with a similar interest such
as Bird watching, Attending church, Foreign language, School class
visit, Environmental interest. Marine, Native plants, History, Humane
Society, etc. This is not a dating service or an offer for a free meal
or lodging but an opportunity to meet someone locally with similar
interests. Call Tourism's Doranell Swain at 367-3067 for more informa-
tion. Email: dswain@bahamas.com

Airlines Serving Abaco
AbacoAir Nassau, N Eleuthera, Moores Is 367-2266
American Eagle- Miami 367-2231
Bahamasair- NassauW Palm B, Ft Laud 367-2095
Continental Connection Miami
Ft Laud and W Palm Beach 367-3415
Locair Fort Lauderdale 1-800-205-0730
Regional Freeport
Sky Bahamas Nassau 367-0446
Southern Air Nassau 367-2498
Twin Air Calypso Fort Lauderdale 367-0140
Yellow Air Taxi Ft Lauderdale 367-0032
Local air charters serving Bahamas & S.Florida
AbacoAir 367-2266
Cherokee Air Charters 367-3450



Dive Shops
Abaco Dive Adventures, Marsh Harbour.......................... 367-2963
Above & Below, Marsh Harbour 367-0350
Dive Abaco 1978, Marsh Harbour 367-2787
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

Taxi Cab Fares one or two passengers
Extra $3 for each passengers above two
Marsh Harbour Airport to (effective Dec 08)
Clinic, Downtown, Regattas, $10
Ab Bch Resort, Eastern Shore close, Ferry $15
Spring City $15
Dundas Town, Nat Ins bldg, C Abaco Primary Sch $15
Murphy Town & Great Cistern $20
Snake Cay $35
Casuarina Point $60
Cherokee, Winding Bay, Little Harbour $80
Bahama Palm Shore $90
Crossing Rocks $105
Sandy Point $150
Leisure Lee $50
Treasure Cay Airport, G Turtle ferry $80
Treasure Cay Resort $85
Fox Town $185
Between Marsh Harbour Ferry and:
Clinic, downtown, Ab Beach Hotel $10
Nat Ins Bldg, Murphy Town, Gr Cistern $10
Wait time $0.40 per minute, Hourly rate $40 per hour
Children under three free Caged pets as people
Luggage $0.75 each over two, large bags $1 ea.

Treasure Cay Airport to: Effective Dec 085
Green Turtle Cay ferry dock $10
Madeira Park $20
Sand Banks $25
Treasure Cay Resort $30
Leisure Lee $45
Black Wood $20
Fire Road & Cooper's Town $40
Cedar Harbour $60
Wood Cay $70
Mount Hope $80
Fox Town $85
Crown Haven $90
Marsh Harbour airport $80

Green Turtle Ferry to Marsh H Airport $80

T Cay Hotel to Marsh Harbour X$65 + $10
T C Hotel to G Turtle Ferry (Blue Hole $24) X$18 + $5
T C Hotel to Bonefish Marles X$22 + $5
T C Hotel to Joe's Creek X$35 + $5
T C Hotel to Moxey X$16 + $5


? Compliments of The Abaconian

www.abaconian.com
All phones use area code 242 unless noted

Ferry Schedules Departure times shown Daily service unless noted
Marsh Harbour to Hope Town or Man-0-War 20 minutes, Guana Cay 40 minutes
Albury's Ferry Service Ph 367-3147 or 367-0290 VHF Ch. 16 Hope Town & Man-O-War from Crossing Bch
Marsh Harbour > Hope Town 7:15 am 9 10:30 12:15 pm* 2 4 5:45
Return 8 am 9:45 11:30 1:30 pm* 3 4 5 6:30
Marsh Harbour > White Sound Contractor's special Mon Fri 7 am Return 5 pm
Marsh Harbour > Man-O-War 10:30 am 12:15 pm 4 5:45
Return 8 am 11:30 1:30 pm 5 Sundays
Marsh H. > Guana Cay (& Scotland Cay with advance notice) from Conch Inn or
(6:45am Union Jack Dock) 10:30 1:30 pm 3:30 hliay
Return 8 am 11:30 2:30 pm 4:45
Fare Adult prepaid oneway $15 / open return $25, Kids 6-11 half, Under 6 free (Phone after hours 359-6861)
Green Turtle Ferry Phone 365-4166, 4128, 4151 VHF Ch 16 Ten minute ride
Green T Cay to Treasure Cay Airport 8 am 9 II 12:15 1:30 3 4:30
T Cay Airport to Green T Cay 8:30 am 10:30 11:30 1:30 2:30 3:30 4:30 5
New Plymouth one way adult $10 (Children $7) Round trip $15 Extra to some G T Cay docks
Abaco Adventures Ph 365-8749 VHF Ch 16
Treasure Cay to Guana Cay Sunday Lv 12 & returns 4:45 p.m. $25 RT
T Cay to Man-O-War/ Hope Town Wed 9:30 am, return 4:30 pm $35 RT
T Cay to Guana Cay Sunset Cruise Fr $25, call for time
Pinder's Ferry Service Between Abaco & Grand Bahama -
Crown Haven, Abaco to McLean's Town, Grand Bah. -Daily 7:00 am & 2:30 pm
McLean's Town to Crown Haven return Daily 8:30 am & 4:30 pm
Fare $45 OW / $90 RT Children half fare Call Abaco 365-2356 for information
Bus between Freeport and McLean's Town Rental automobiles at both terminals.
Bahamas Ferries Sandy Point to Nassau under 4 Hr. Call Sandy Point 366-4119
or Marsh Harbour 367-5250 for sailing dates Adults $95 RT, $55 OW Cars & trucks
The Great Abaco Express Marsh Harbour charter bus to N Abaco Call 367-2165, Group tours


Attractions
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
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

Tours & Excursions
Abaco Eco Tours & Kayak rental 475--9616
Abaco Island Tours Marsh Harbour 367-2936
Above & Below Marsh Harbour 367-0350
Adventure on Prozac T Cay 365-8749
Brendals Dive Green Turtle Cay 365-4411
C & C Charters Treasure Cay 365-8506
Dive Abaco 1978, Marsh Harbour 367-2787
Excursion boat Froggies Hope T 366-0024


Abaco Marinas Slips Fuel Phone
Walker's Cay
W alker's Cay -................................. Closed
Green Turtle Cay
Bluff House ................45....... F......4365-4200
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 Marina150 ...... F......365-8250
Man-O-War
Man-O-War Marina ...26....... F......365-6008
Marsh Harbour
Boat Harbour Marina183....... F......367-2736
Conch Inn...................75....... F .....367-4000
Harbour View Marina .36....... F .....367-2182
Mangoes Marina........29.............. 367-2366
Marsh Harbour Marina52 F 367 2700
Hope Town
Hope Town Marina.....16.............. 366-0003
Hope Town Hideaways................. 366-0224
Lighthouse Marina .......6....... F......366-0154
Sea Spray ..................60....... 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


Please bring errors &
revisions to our atten-
tion Rev 15 Jun 09

Everyone reads The Abaconian


Charter Boats
Lucky Strike Hope T 366-0101
Sea Gull Hope Town 366-0266
A Salt Weapon Hope Town 366-0245
Down Deep 366-3143
Local Boy 366-0528
Back Breaker 365-5140

Bikes & Scooters Boats Cars & Carts
Rentals Marsh Harbour
A& P Car Rentals ........................... 367-2655
B & B Boat Rentals.......................... 367-7368
Bargain Car Rentals......................... 367-0500
Blue Wave Boat Rentals .................367-3910
Concept Boat Rentals...................... 367-5570
Power Cat Boat Rentals ... ........................
Quality Star Car Rentals (Texaco) ..... 367-2979
Rainbow Boat Rentals ...................367-4602
Rental Wheels Scooters, Bikes, Cars 367-4643
Rich's Boat Rentals ........................ 367-2742
Sea Horse Boat Rentals .................367-2513
Sea Star Car Rentals ...................... 367-4887
Green Turtle Cay
Bay Street Rentals + ........477-5300 365-4070
Brendals Dive Bikes & Kayak rental ...365-4411
C & D Cart Rental ........................... 365-4084
D & P Cart Rental ............................ 365-4655
Donnie's Boat Rentals....................... 365-4119
New Plymouth Cart Rentals.. 365-4188 or 4149
Reef Boat Rentals ........................... 365-4145
Sea Side Carts & Bikes....................365-4147
T & A Cart Rentals........................... 375-8055
Guana Cay
Donna Sands Cart Rentals .............365-5195
Dive Guana Boats & Bikes...............365-5178
Orchid Bay Cart rentals.................... 354-5175
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
Adventure on Prozac Kayak .............365-8749
Alison Car Rent ............................... 365-8193
Cash's Carts..................................... 365-8771
Claridge's Cart Rentals ................... 365-8248
Cornish Car Rentals........................ 365-8623
JIC Boat Rentals ............................. 365-8465
Triple J Car Rentals ......................... 365-8761
Abaco Adventures Kayaks ..............365-8749


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


Crossing Rocks
Tony Russell .......366-3259
Cherokee
W ill 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 to Freeport Bus to McLeans Town Ferry to Crown
Haven Bus, taxi or rental car to Green Turtle Ferry or Marsh Harbour *Taxi to
Marsh Harbour ferry dock Ferry to Hope Town, Man-0-War or Guana Cay *
Its an adventure


Restaurant Guide
Prices $ Low, $$ Moderate, $$$ Upper
(Based on dinner entree range)
+ Picnic tables & restroom only Provides
ride from town
Marsh Harbour
Anglers......................... $$$ ....... ....367-2158
Blue M arlin .........................$ ............ 367-2002
Curly Tails ......................$$$ .............367-4444
G ino's .................................$ ............. 367-7272
Golden Grouper ..............$........... 367-2301
Island Cafe.........................$ .............367-6444
Jamie's Place.....................$ ........... 367-2880
Jib Room .......................$$ .............367-2700
Kentucky Fried Chicken............... ...367-2615
Mangoes ......................$$$ ............. 367-2366
Pinacle ................... .... ... .$ ...............
Pop's Place........................$ .....+ ..... 367-3796
Sea Shells .........................$ ............ .367-4460
Snack Shack .....................$.....+.....367-4005
Snappas.............................$ ............. 367-2278
W allys .......................... $$$ ............. 367-2074
Hope Town
Abaco Inn ...................$$$ .............366-0133
Cap'n Jacks .......................$ ............ 366-0247
Harbour's Edge............... $$........... 366-0087
H T Harbour Lodge .......$$$.............366-0095
M unchies .............. ..... ....$ .....+ .....366-0423
Sea Spray ...................... $$.......... 366-0065
Little Harbour
Pete's Pub
Lubber's Quarter
Cracker P's....................................... 366-3139
Man-O-War
Hibiscus .................................. 365-6380
Island Treats Snack Bar.................. 365-6501
Guana Cay
Docksiders .............. $$$ .............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
McIntosh's Restaurant .... $$.............365-4625
Pineapples....................................... 365-4226
Plymouth Rock Cafe........................365-4234
Rooster's Rest ................$$....... ....365-4066
Sundowners.................................... 365-4060
Wrecking Tree Restaurant
Sandy Point
Nancy's ... ...................
Pete & Gays .................$$$ ............ 366-4119
Rickmon Bonefish Lodge....................366-4477


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2 Bedrooms. 2 Bath I.- 3 IBedrooms. 3 Ilaths.
1760 s.f. Residence 1840 sf Residence.
Covered & Open Decks I il 955 s.f. Porches & Decks
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160' of Ocean Beach 6 s.f. 0.25 Acres
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S...... 2.664 s.f. Residence.
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= 43,800 s.f. 1.1 Acres
98' Ocean Beach Front
Private Dock On Creek
Fabulous Views
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GREAT GUANA CAY Man-O-War Cay
* "SEA-TO-BAY" I11.5 Acres 1,198' of Waterlbntage Over 500' of -= 0.975 Acres -
Protected Boat Basin Frontage Superb -i.w.... Sites Good elevation 100' Ocean Beachfront
Fabulous Views Perfect for development or Elegant Private Estate. Il 12T 'Creek front
#GGVI008 -$9,995,000., "'.., I3edroos2
PRINCE'S TRUST" Estate 12.5 Acres 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths- I --" .. 3 Bedroos, 2 Bat-hs
1.760 s.f. Residence Covered and open decks 593' of Occan Beach - .,. .. 336 Residence
664' on Sea of Abaco Fabulous Views Private Boat Basin. .- 88'dock. 35' T
#'GG11096- $4,950,000. -" -Auxiliary Generator
* "ART C4FE& BAKERY"- Settlement Commercial at Main Public i /' HrI,,,, .MWll 139- $2.150,000.
Dock Best Location in town.- 1.900 s.f. Colonial Blildg. 400 s.f. Cov.
Veranda Commercial Grade Kitchen Land- 96'x84'- 8.064 s.f. Great
Restaurant or Retail TG11111109 $867,500. I Green Turtle Cay
* "SANDCASTLE" 2 Bedrooms. 2.5 Baths. 960 s.f. Residence New Plymouth
Covered Porch Land 5.000 s.f. Dock Access Furnished \ 4 Bedrooms. 2 Baths
oGGI 1011 $375,000. -2170 s.i Residence

iand 3.480 s.l. Near
"THE LOYALIST"- 6-A Leeward Yacht Club 3 Bedrooms. 2.5 Bath / Public Dock in Harbour.
2.016 s.. 392 s.f. Covered Veranda. 392 s.f. Covered Balcony. 4 t. :.1*," - Historic Gingerbread
Land 9.241 s.f. -54' of lrontage on Black Sound Onsite dockage .' Harbour Views
available. #GTH1127- NEW $1,325,000. "John w How i. ,-',,,,, ,1.:416
"THE SOUTHARD"- 7-C Leeward Yacht Club-3 Bedrooms, 3.5 Bath .
2.743 s.f. 728 s.f. Galleries and Verandas. 334 s.f. Screened Porch. Land Green Turtle Ca;V
9.450 s.f. -Onsite dockage available. #GT 11126- NEW $1,225,000. -5 Bedroo'm 4 Blaths
-.1.977 S.IC Rcsidence
* MIARINA VILLA # 4" 2 Bedroom. 2.5 ath 1.455 s.f. luxury villa .5 rs sa--lcarota
Covered Screened Porch I.and 7,554 s.f Deeded Dock Boat m 201f)-) oco n (teta
Lift G(olfCart Garage Auxiliary Generator Completc -P ': ... iriaie )ock ,] I 'oi Ba,
Renovation 2007. #GTI11098 $995,000. 1'5W Aux cn
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* "FLIP FLOP"- 4 Bedroom, 3.5 Bath 2,500 s.f. Residence 2.044 s.f. : i1 I11097 I -our Possible Sale
Screened Porch. Land 12,091 s.f. 0.277 Acre Great Famnily Home tiacr i"docke $462on000 Iow
convenient location G'T'H 1128 NEW $695,000. "Sonn Light" $ tS2.300,000 IN *n'e I. at
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ELBOW CAY
* "BERKLEY'S BLUFF"- White Sound Oceanfront lBuilding Site
= 31.000 sq.ft. 0.7116 Acre 100' of Ocean Frontage 275' in Depth
Natural sub-tropical vegetation Great elevation for spectacular views
HTV 1125 S495,000

GREAT GUANA CAY

* "Crawl Bight" Sea to Sea building site 321.690 s.f. 7.385 Acre
300' of Atlantic beach frontage. 300' of Sea of Abaco frontage Newly
built dock great family estate tGGVI 143 S2,250,000.
* "WIND N' SEA" Fabulous waterfront building site Two parcels
containing a total of 69.197 s.f. 1.588 Acres 241' of Sea of Abaco
Frontage great elevations to 42' above sea level -aGGV II 12-S850,000
* "AERIE" Parcel # 58 Orchid Bay 174,775 s.f. 4.012 Acres -
Orchid Itay amenities.- One of the Highest points in Orchid Bay -
Fabulous Panoramic Views. "GGV1077 -NEW PRICE $700,000.
* "CLAIRE'S BEACH"- Beachfront Building Site 31,243 s.f -
0.717 Acre 117' Beach Frontage Dock Access Good Elevation -
Superb Ocean Views #GGV 1006 NEW PRICE $667,000.
* PARCEL"B" at PRINCE'S TRUST- Fabulous Waterfront
Building Site - 242' Southwest Sea ofAbaco Frontage = 43,803 sq.ft..
- = 1.0055 Acres Great Sea of Abaco Views Beach Access Boat Slips
Available GGVI 131 NEW $685,000.
* PARCEL"C" at PRINCE'S TRUST- Fabulous Waterfront
Building Site - 204' Southwest Sea of Abaco Frontage = 54,360 sq.ft..
- = 1.2480 Acres Great Sea ofAbaco Views Beach Access Boat Slips
Available GGV 1132 NEW %1.WS5.411lf1.
* "SEA VIEW" Dolphin Beach Estates 136' prime walcerront -
0 557 Acres Containing 24.292 s'f.- Shared dock access
Superb elevation Fabulous Views of Delia's Cay and the Sea of Abaco.
8' depth at MLW at shoreline. A private dock can be built on the property.
GGV il 18 NEW LISTING $624,500.
* "LOST SHAKER" Dolphin Beach Estates Oversized
beach-front parcel 36.839 s.r. 0.8457 Acre 65' of Beach-front
Good elevations for superb ocean views. I.ush Native Vegetation.
SGGV 1000 $545,500.


GREAT GUANA CAY
* "ATLANTIS" 19.239 s.f. 0.4417 Acre 95' of North Atlantic Beach-
l'rontage 159' in Depth BeautilIl lBeatc-hiront building site central l Great
Guanaa (a location Semi-pri ate dock. i( iV 1135 N EW-S485,000.
* "CAPTAIN'S COVE" 6.653 s.l .0152 Acre- 45.47'tofSea orAbuco
(rontage Prime building site can carry a private dock 180 degree views -
undcrground electric and paNed road. Lt(iGVI(91 $375,000.
* PARCEL "A" at PRINCE'S TRUST- Moderately Priced Half
Acre Building Site 25.465 sq.ft. I 0.5846 Acre -204.84' NE Road
Frontage : 176' SW Boundary 133' NW Road Boundary t 178' -
SE Boundary Fabulous Sea ofAbaco Views Beach Access Boat Shps
Available ;GGVI 130 NEW $345,000.
* "PARADISE" 12.141 s.f 0.2787 acre One lot ofifbeachs ith beach
access steps away great el\ ated building site central greatt Guanaa C'a
location #GGViV 138 NEW S199,000.
GREEN TURTLE CAY
* "CONCHED OUT" offered in 1 to 4 prime sites 100' 460' of
water frontage Atlantic Beach and Sea ofAbaco frontage available -
10'-32' elevations 360" views Very private Area
#GTVI008 $546,000. S3,000,000.
* "PLAYING HOOKY"- 15,948 s.f. 0.3661 Acre- Prime Building
Site Unobstructed views of Coco Bay Public Dock Access Beach
Access 50' from Coco Bay Beach. #GTV 1080 $595,000.
* "LONG BAYBEACH" Incredible beach parcel 26,589
Sq.ft. 0.6103 acres 60' of spectacular beach frontage Private gated
entrance Affordable building site for cottage or beach cabana.
'GTV1121 NEW $325,000.
* "LONG BAYSOUND" Back to nature. Secluded 24,565 Sq ft
- 0.5639 acres 105' of Black Sound frontage Ideal home site Dock
site possible. HGTVII22 NEW $325,000.
* "COCO BAY VIEW" 32.690 s.f. 0.7567 Acre Dock Access -
Beach Access Good Elevation GTV 1009 $291,000.
* "COCO BAY BREEZE" Two Prime I..,I .. Sites -.2699 Acre
.2255 Acre Dock Access- Beach Access. P(TVi1007 $47,500. -l.ot
* "CASUARINA 8.126 s.f. 0.1865 Acre Corner lot Prime building
site Central location Short walk to Bita 1a 13Beach Snorkel right o1' shore
G6 IV 1074 $89,000.


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-2 Bedrooms. 1.5 Baths.
1,220 s.f. Residence.
3 Bedrooms. I Batlh.
532 s.f. Guest I louse
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"SAILOR'S REST"- Dickie's Cay- 768 s.f. Residence- 3 bedroom.
I lBath 710 s.l' o open and covered decks- 224 s.l I IBedroom. 1 Bath Guest
liouse- 84 s.f. deck .365 Acre Sea to Sea 260" x'alerfront private dock.
Built in 60's by William H. Albury #MW\\111099 -NEW j775,000.
"VIKING" )Dickie's ('Ca 5 Bedrooms. 3 I'2 IBaths. 3.3604 s.f.
Residence 1.200 s.f (Co\ered Deck 0.84 Acres Sea-to-Sea Pri\ate 136'
Dock Auxiliar' Generator MWIII001 SI 1,995,000.
"FRESH WIND LANDING" -Dickie's Ca\ 3 Bedrooms. 3 1/2 laths -
2.460 s.f. Residence 1.400 s.f Porches-Decks I Bed. I bath Snore Box -
7.500 s.l. ILand Priale 93" Dock. 40 KW Aiux. generatorr Superb I larhour
Views tMWI I1110)7 S 1,200,000.
"SUNSPLASH" 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths 1.921 s.f. Residence.- 2
Bedroom. 1 Bath 400 s.f. Guest Cabin 172' Ocean Beach Front
1.189 Acres Beautifully Landscaped Semi-Private Dock- Fabulous
Views -#M -WH1019- NEW PRICE S840,000.
"ANNE BONNY"- 3 lBedrooms. I 1/2 Baths. 1.536 s.f. Residence -
500 s.f. of Porches & Decks- Land 1.23 Hillside Acres 180 Hlarbour Front -
Private Dock. -VlWIl II 115 -SI,600,000.
TILLOO CAY
"BOUNTIFULLY BLESSED" 2 Bedroom. 1.5 lath 800 s.f.
residence 3.75 Acre. sea to sea 109" oi' frontage on Sea ol'Abaco 106" on
Atlantic Boat basin s\ith lift 170" of dock- S\iinmig Pool Appro'ed plans
Ior 3/2 Nec Iigland collage H.111086 NEWPRICE S1,350,000.
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"GRAND BOIS" Rare Prime Occan-firont building site 0.51 Acre
125'Atlantic Ocean frontage Central Location Fabulous Ocean
Views-Lush Native Foliage. #MWV1081 NEW PRICE S495,000.
"SLMMERPLACE" Prime Building Site 10,719 s.f. 0.246 Acre
Over 150' of Sea of Abaco frontage Concrete Sewall on Sea ofAbaco -
103' x 6' private dock on Man-O-War harbour Fabulous Sea of Abaco
views.#\swvio82 NEW PRICE $325,000.

MARSH HARBOUR
GREATABACO CLUB Parcels # 6A and # 7A a 6A -
9.243 sq.ft. # 7A 13.845 sq.ft Private Dockage Great Sea of Abaco
Views. ti 6A-tMIIV1102 S970,000. # 7A #MIVI03 SI,455,000.
*6A & #7A S2,182,000.
GREAT ABACO CLUB Parcels # 48 and # 49
# 48 7,548 sq.ft. # 49 7,117 sq.ft 50' of Boat Basin Frontage.
Senmi-Private Docks Ridge Parcels Good Elevation.
S48-#MIIVI 00 S667,000. #49-MiMIVl oi $667,000.

SCOTLAND CAY
*"141 Hillside Developer Parcels" Over 1/2 Acre with beach
access. Aircraft Landing Rights and Boat Slips available
NEW LISTING #SC 1 140 Priced ri'om:$170,000 S438,000
"Block Q Parcel # I" Fabulous one-half acre building site -
25,658 sq.ft. 0.5890 Acre 172.61" on Sea ofAbaco I lillside great
elevations and superb views of the Sea of Abaco Shoreline
protected by small cay.
#SCV 1117 NEW LISTING $485,000.

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VOLUME 17 NUMBER 23


December 1st, 2009


Food processing was focus of workshop

Scientific methods were used to produce jams and sauces


M"ININ.., ,- M ,.lW.Jb II
Keith Daley, Chairman of Agriculture's Food Technology Sub-committee, held a three-session workshop on November 12-14 for
those interested in producing jams and sauces from farm products grown here. The hands-on experience was effective in producing
hot sauces and several varieties of jams. The successful attendees are shown here with Mr. Daley on the left, and Mr. Anthony Gibson
on the right. For the closing ceremony Edison Key, Chairman of BAIC, and his wife joined the group. The products produced by
one of the groups is displayed here.


By Canishka Alexander
The Ministry of Agriculture's Food Pro-
cessing Workshop began on November 12
and culminated with a closing ceremony
on November 14. A number of interest-
ed persons participated in the workshop
which incorporated material on food safety
and sanitation practices. The group was
brought up to speed on the scientific meth-
od of food processing, which adheres to
international standards. They were shown
how to shorten the time to make jams from
three to four hours to a mere 45 minutes.
Keith Daley, Agriculture's Food Tech-
nology Sub-committee Chairperson and
one of the lecturers, said he is looking for-
ward to working with those that want more
detailed training to take their products to
the greater market. Funding and incentives
are needed to make such endeavours pos-
sible. Pricing is another key element. He
is hopeful that a relationship will be estab-
lished with the workshop participants and

Please see Workshop Page 6


Closed

season for

Nassau

Grouper
The Department of Marine Resources
advises the public that the taking, land-
ing, possessing, selling and offering for
sale of Nassau Grouper will be prohib-
ited from January 1, 2010, to February
28, 2010, throughout The Bahamas.
Further, any fish commonly known as
"grouper" which is landed must be done
so with its head, tail and skin is intact.
The Department of Marine Resources
requests the cooperation of all fishermen
and the public in this regard. Persons
found in violation of this regulation will
be prosecuted to the full extent of the
law.


New farmer's society is formed


This group of farmers has formed the Central Abaco Famers' Society to work together to promote farming. Edison Key, Chairman
of the Bahamas Agriculural and Industrial Corporation, held a Farmers' Empowerment Seminar resulting in the formation of the
Society with about 60 members. 5/.,n 'i above are the officers elected to manage the Society. They are, seated, Rose Bethel, Assis-
tant Secretary; Jacquelyn Estevez, Treasurer; 5/l~a '.i~-a Bain, Public Relations; Vashti Johnson, Vice President; and Canishka Al-
exander, Assistant Public Relations. Standing are Leslie Thompson, Sergeant at Arms; Nathaniel Hield, Assistant Chaplin; George
Martin, Chaplin; Mr. Key; Stephen Knowles, Chairman of the Society; D.L. Major representing BAIC from Nassau; Taryn Russell,
Assistant Treasurer; Bekera Taylor, Secretary; and Vanria Lightbourn, Consultant. See story on page 23.


Marsh Harbour runway

opens without fanfare
By Canishka Alexander bour. The notice further stated that dur-
Unlike the ceremonious openings of ing the transfer, the old runway would
many government facilities that resi- be closed and marked with an "X"
dents have become accustomed to, the which would be painted at both ends of
opening of the new runway at the Marsh the runway.
Harbour International Airport was an- Airmen were advised to exercise
nounced on November 16 without the caution as men would be present on
usual celebration and plethora of visit- the old runway, using equipment to re-
ing government officials. pave and extend it. Pilots and visitors
A Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) was to the island have expressed much con-
issued to pilots by the Federal Avia- tentment over the smooth landing when
tion Administration (FAA) that the new they touch down at the airport and are
6,100-foot runway was being opened looking forward to the addition of the
and the old one closed in Marsh Har- new airport terminal.


Schedule of December Events
Nov 29 Dedication of Church of God Cathedral, Cooper's
Town 3 pm
Dec 6 Christmas Bazaar, 11:30 am 11 pm
Dec 12 North Abaco Christmas Celebration, 12 noon 8 pm
Dec 12 Toys for Tots, Memorial Plaza, MH 11 am 6 pm
Dec 12 Christmas Tree Lighting, Dundas Town
Dec 14 Chritmas Tree Lighting, Spring City
Dec 15 Christmas Tree Lighting, Murphy Town
Dec 16 Bunce parade and visit from Santa, Green Turtle Cay
Dec 24 Santa visits Cherokee Sound
Dec 25 Santa visits Man-O-War Christmas morning
Jan 1 Junkanoo Rush, Green Turtle Cay, mid-day







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Abaco

Christmas Festival
Schedule of Events
December 5th, 2009
The Festival will offer many booths of food, drink, crafts, gifts,
games, face painting, novelties, Christmas decorations, art work,
plants and novelities.
11:30 am DJ Music Begins
12:00 noon Blessing of Festival Ed Laroda, President Abaco
Christian Council
12:00 3:00 Petting Zoo
12:30 pm Soloist Kevin Sawyer
12:35 pm School performance Angel's Academy
12:40 pm Karate demonstration Churton Toote
1:00 3:00 Free Photos with Santa Ritz Carlton
1:15 pm Cultural Skit St. John The Baptist
1:30 pm Talent Show Singing Competition
2:00 pm Soloist Akeem Adderley
2:05 pm Praise Dancers Abaco Youth Ministries
2:35 pm Church Choir Bethany Gospel Chapel
2:45 pm Talent Show Dancing Competition
3:00 pm Distribution of Christmas gifts for kids Baker's Bay
3:30 pm Royal Bahamas Police Force Marching Band
4:00 pm Official Opening Ceremony (School Performance)
4:30 pm Talent Show Instrumental Competition
5:00 pm Talent Show Awards
5:30 pm Genesis Gospel Band
6:00 pm Official Tree Lightening Cubell Davis & Yvonne Key
6:10 pm Belling Competition Colin Curry
6:30 pm Estin Sawyer's One Man Band Performance
7:00 pm Fashion Show
7:15 pm New Entry Band Bahamian and Pop Music
8:15 pm Drumming Competition
8:35 pm Impact Band Bahamian and Pop Music
9:00 pm Royal Bahamas Defense Force Pop Band
10:00 pm Junkanoo Parade
10:30 pm Distribution of Christmas Goodies


North Abaco Christmas Celebration


The Second Annual North Abaco Christmas
Celebration will be held on December 12th at
the Treasure Cay Park from 12 noon to 8 pm
Performing will be the Royal Bahamas Po-
lice Force Marching & Pop Bands, along with
a variety of entertainers from throughout the
communities of Abaco. The celebration will


highlight the Christmas season and the Baha-
mian culture through music, dance, food and
arts and crafts. The evening will end with a
colourful and entertaining Junkanoo parade.
For further information, please contact the
Abaco Tourist Office at 242-367-3067.


Privy Council rules in support of

Baker's Bay Golf and Ocean Club


All the arguments presented to the Privy
Council, the final court of appeal, by the Save
Guana Cay organization were rejected allowing
the Baker's Bay Golf and Ocean Club to con-
tinue unfettered by four years of legal actions.
Guana Cay protesters against the develop-
ment had waged a four-year legal battle to have
the development stopped. Arguments wound
their way through the Bahamian courts and were
finally heard by the Privy Council in Great Brit-
ain.
Protesters claimed that their rights were tram-
pled on by government which gave initial per-
mission for the 500-acre development without
proper consultation with local persons.
Other objections included the leasing of 20
acres of government land to the developer, the
dredging of inland mangrove areas for a marina
and permission for a golf course which they
claimed would destroy the nearby reef.
The court did note that the consultation pro-
cess was not without flaws but felt that the dis-
closures made were adequate, although perhaps


marginal. The court felt that the greater good
for the country had been accomplished in the
government's decision-making process.
Discovery Land Company, the parent com-
pany of Baker's Bay Golf and Ocean Club,
expressed confidence that it had followed the
correct procedures in obtaining permits for its
development which represents an investment in
excess of $200 million at this time.
The Privy Council noted that Bahamian law
does not require EIA reports to be presented to
the public as many countries require, but they
are prepared for review by the BEST commis-
sion.
The Council further stated that for a project
of this magnitude, it was important that elected
representatives at the highest level pass judge-
ment as the investment was "a very important
choice for the people of The Bahamas."
This ruling made comment on the fact that the
town's residents were split on the issue and the
objections were by no means unanimous within
the community.


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Tel: (242) 367-2719
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$1,750,000 NOW $1,250,000

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Dolphin beach Estates
Lot# 28B $120,000
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Seashore Villas & Harbour
View Haven $2,650,000


Lot 93A/92B $129,000


coconut iyme
$569,000


GreaHarbur Views
$239,000
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MARSH HARBOUR
Outrigger 2bed 1 bath house
Sunrise Bay lots from
Sweetings Village lot (REDUCED)
Royal harbour Lot 26
Pelican Shores Harbour Front


"New" waterfront home
3 beds 2 baths, fantastic
views. $750,000
NORTH ABACO
$175,000 Bahama Coral Island Lot (REDUCED)
$250,000 Leisure Lee 4 lots (each)
$51,900 Joe's Creek Lot 12 (REDUCED)
$279,000 Treasure Cay Galleon Bay lot
$1,225,000 SOUTH ABACO
Casuarina Point Lots 90 & 91 $1
B.P.Shores lots 5&6 section 4 $


marina roint nome
$230,000


starting at $5
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B.P.Shores lot 15 section 4
$16,000 B.P.Shores Beachfront acre section 1
$43,900 Long Beach Lots 316 & 418 (each)
$49,500 Long Beach Lots 412, 413 & 414 (each)
$95,000 Long Beach Lots 373 & 374 (each)
Long Beach Lots 31 (REDUCED)
$45,000 each Lynard Cay Lot 10
;30,000 each Dorros Cove Elbow Cay


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1,000
ILS
$16,000
$365,000
$50,000
$79,000
$90,000
$125,000
$199,000
$457,000
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Sew Prices New Listings Great Value

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GREEN TURTLE CAY #4936
GILLIAM BAT ESTATE BEACHFRONT 1.7 acres. Best
price on Green Turtle Cay Beach. Highly desirable
neighbourhood. Existing 2bed home US$800,000.
S, I,-I 242. 577 0298


LUBBERS QUARTERS #4516 LUBBERS QUARTERS #4939
SuMMrr -IMPRESSYOUR GUESTS when you entertain in GETAWAY -ABAco OCEAN CLUB Escape from it alli
this spacious,well-appointed home with spectacular Cozy I bed I bath cottage withA/C on the water.
360 degree views Deeded dock slip US$775,000. Community dock Extra lot available $349,000.
Laurie Schreiner@SothebysRealtycom 2423675046 Laurie Schreiner@SothebysRealtycom 2423675046


MAN-O-WAR CAY #4336
WATERFRONT LOOKOUT HOUSE Stunning views
overloolongwestern harbour,2bed I bath main house
with I bed I bath dockhouse cottage $1,395,000.
BillAlbury@SothebysRealtycom 242 367 5046


MARSH HARBOUR #4249
PERKY PELICAN PELICAN SHOREsWaterfront4 bed,
4 bath with views of the Sea of Abaco Value added,
new sea wall.Was $2,775,000. Now $2,300,000.
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NEW LISTING
MARSH HARBOUR #5162
WATERFRONT SUR LA MER 2 bed 2 bath
plus 2 bonus rooms and decks Desirable
neighbourhood, strong repeat rentals. $1,100,000.
Lydia.Bodamer@SothebysRealtycom 242 3675046


MARSHHARBOUR


9 MARSH
#4S59 MARSH


WATERFRONT GREATABACO CLUB#36
Spectacular home, pool & views 4 bed 4 bath,2,750
sq ft with dockage Open to Offer $1,599,000.
Bill Albury@SothebysRealtycorn 2423675046


NEW PRICE
MARSH HARBOUR #4736
SUNRISE BAY #7 Beautiful 3 bed 3 5 bath home
with pool,dock slip, beach access Very desirable
family neighbourhood. Gated community $950,000.
Bill .Albury@SothebysRealtycom 242 3675046


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TREASURE CAY #2875 TREASURE CAY #4969
FINAL APPROACH CANALFRONT 5 bed 4 TREASUREDTIMES-CANALFRoNT-OPPORTUNITTTo
bath huge 5,500 sq ft. family home with OwNoutstanding3bed3bathhomeon21ots 157fton
100' dock on 5 lots US$1,990,000. canal FullyserviceddockWellpriced US$1,740,000.
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TREASURE CAY #5115
BRIGANTINE INVESTMENT PROPERTIES- BEACHFRONT
3b/2b cottage US$850,000 2b/2b Townhouse
US$3 89,000. Multi-Familycomrnmeraal Lots US$45,000.
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THE ABAco CLUB World class beach offers
total privacy behind the gates of the unique Ritz
Carlton Club US$1,500,000. $2,500,000
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Agent Estate Agent Estate Agent Estate Agent
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HARBOUR #4657


WATERFRONT- THE STOWE AWAT-GREAT ABACO
CLUB 50 ft dock with lift, meticulously appointed
sea views, also extra lot available US$1,499,000.
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MARSH HARBOUR #4989
R FANTASY -WATERFRONT GREAT CISTERN
New 4b/3b home with dockage Gorgeous pool
with sea views. Guest Cottage US$995,000.
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TREASURE CAY #5129
BAHAMA BEACH CLUB BEACHFRONT
Luxurious, spacious condos pool, spas & other
great club amenities. $810,000-$1,750,000.
Stan. Sawyer @SothebysRealtycomr 242 577 0298


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MARSH HARBOUR #5151
WATERFRONT THE RESIDENCES 5 star high end
3 bed 3 5 bath at the Abaco Beach Resort and
the largest marina in the Bahamas $1,415,000.
BillAlbury@SothebysRealtycom 242 3675046


S BRING OFFERS
MARSH HARBOUR #4688
SOME R' HOME PELICAN SHORES. TWO 3B/2B
homes, sea & harbour views, pool Rent will offset
mortgage. US$699,000. Or lease. US$2,795.
Lydia.Bodamer@SothebysRealtycom 242 367 5046


FOR IMMEDIATE SALE
TREASURE CAY #5057
CAROLINA DREAMING' Best home value on TC
Beach Furnished New 3 bed 2 bath 2 storey
home, full lower walkout Pool $595,000.
Stan Sawyer@SothebysRealtycom 242 577 0298


LOTS & ACREAGE
LUBBERS QUARTERS
#4578 ABACO OCEAN CLUB LOT 17 Gorgeous Water View. $225,000. Laurie Schreiner
#4 940 ABACO OCEAN CLUB Lot 18- NEW LISTING- Steps to water $180,000. Laurie Schreiner
#4433 ABACO OCEANCLUB Lot46 Large waterfront lot $298,000. Laurie Schreiner
#4 193 ABACO OCEAN CLUB LOT 87 Interior lot with high elevation $125,000. Laurie Schreiner
#4580 ABACO OCEAN CLUB LOT 107 Community dockage available $79,000. Laurie Schreiner
#3947 ABACO OCEANCLUB LOT 143 Approximately 11,450 sq.ft $150,000. Bill Albury
#4606 ABACO OCEAN CLUB LoT 152 NEW PRICE dockage available $119,900. Laurie Schreiner
#5049 LOT 4 EAST VIEW 11,181 sq ft with designated dock slip $1 65,00. Jane Patterson
#4713 NORTH END LOTS 2 &4- Beachfront $180,000 each. Laurie Schreiner
#4714 INTERIOR LOTS 14,295 sq ft $59,500 $62,000 each. Laurie Schreiner
#4071 BAHAMA PALM SHORES LoT43 Good residential area $30,000. Bill Albury
#4493 GREENTURTLE CAY LEEWARDYACHT CLUB Lots & house packages From $275,000. Stan Sawyer
#4533 GUANA CAY DOLPHIN BEACH ESTATES. Lot 68 Hilltop View $180,000. Bill Albury
#4572 LITTLE HARBOUR NEW PRICE 97 acre, I50 ft harbourfront $198,000. Laurie Schreiner
#4689 CEDAR HARBOUR NEW PRICE 2 acres with deeded water access $55,000 Lydia Bodamer
#4632 MARSH HARBOUR- High Rocks Waterfront Lot High elevation & views $599,000. BillAlbury
#4888 TURTLE ROCKS -10 ACRES Water access and good elevations $349,000. Lydia Bodamer
#4803 TREASURE CAY -NEW PRICE Choice Canalfront Lot $280,000. Stan Sawyer
FOR LEASE
#5050 CENTRAL PINES SEAGRAPE APT#1-2B/2B duplex $1,365/mo. Lydia Bodamer
#5053 GREAT CISTERN- 3 B/2B Sea of Abaco Waterfront $ 1,965/mo. Lydia Bodamer
#4858 PELICAN SHORES- 3B/2B with pool, sea & harbour views. $2,795/mo Lydia Bodamer
#5055 EASTERN SHORES- 4B/4B with pool & shared dock $4,000/mo. Lydia Bodamer
SEE SECTION, PAGE 3 FOR HOPE TOWN, ELBOW CAY e TILLOO CAY


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December 1 2009


Min. Neymour visited current,
By Canishka Alexander- rators at the site. They are not overly expensive it
Minister of State for the Environment, the Hon. but they could have assisted and could assist in th
Phenton Neymour, travelled to Abaco on November ture should a fire occur at the BEC facility.
23 to assess the damage caused by the fire at the BEC "It is critical that we get input from the staff.
plant on November 20. He said that the fire was another know that there are emergency response plans for ti
example of why it is so important to proceed with the cilities. What is critical is that those plans are revih
new plant because it demonstrated the vulnerability of to determine if they're relevant for the facility at
the current facility. "It is critical that we analyze the time and what improvements need to be put in
cause and the effect and review the ability to implement in the emergency response procedure," he expla:
procedures and processes to minimize the effects in the He added that the facility would need to utilize mo
future," he said. emergency equipment and firefighting equipment
As for the cause of the fire, he said that investigations storage tanks to assist with fires should one occur a
continue. However, he paused to praise the BEC staff new facility.
for working efficiently to detect the fire, for assisting in After carrying out his inspection, Neymour visit
extinguishing it before further damage occurred and for new BEC plant at Wilson City to see the progress 1
restoring the service. "They worked straight through the made. He said the plant is progressing well, and
night and assisted with restoring service as quickly as pleased with the level of construction carried out.
possible, and I'm told that the residents of Abaco were had the opportunity to tour today with the engineers
also pleased," he beamed. I'm pretty confident that next year we will be in a pos
If nothing else, the fire has been a learning experi- to provide a more reliable service to Abaco."
ence. "For instance, we've learned that one of the things He could not comment on the status of the new
that could assist us in the future is having on hand respi- plant as far as its completion date, but it has been


new BEC facilities


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The Hon. Phenton Neymour, Minister of State for Utilities,
toured the BEC plant after the fire that destroyed some of the
switching gear, then toured the new plant under construction.
He is shown here with Edison Key, MP for South Abaco.
tioned previously that the plant would be completed by March
of 2010.


Capt. Perry Thomas
Realtor, Office Manager
Endless Summer #508, Eastern Shores, 2 story, 4 bedrooms, 3 bath-
rooms. 210' water frontage, 80'
dock, 6' low water, 9,000 lb.
boat lift. Cypress ceiling and in-
terior walls, laundry room, single
car garage, carport, 15 KW back-
up generator. Reduced from $1,675.000 to $ 1,412,500.00 gross
Great Business Opportunity #506 A restaurant that is ready to
go with all the necessary equip-
ment needed to operate this
lovely building, has sea views, is
on 100'x120' lot.
REDUCED $424,000.

Triplex in Great Cistern # 902 Two 2 bedroom I bath and one
I bedroom Ibath, beautifully land-
scape and furnished. Lot size 17,250
sq. ft. $350,300 gross


Duplex in Central Pines New Listing #903 One 3 bedroom
2 bathroom and a 2 bedroom
I bath apt located in Central
Pines. Reduced to $241,875
7; -gross
New Listing Duplex in Marsh Harbour #1028 two 2
bedroom one bath on huge lot
over 18,000 sq ft, covered front
entrances and covered back
porches, Central a/c on both
sides, fully furnished, fenced-in
back yard, whole property landscaped. Sale Price $436,000

New Listing Home in Casuarina Point #806 less
than 500 ft off the beach, this
gorgeous rustic design with a
flare of elegance, 2 br, 2/2 bth,
living area 14 ft above ground,
pine wood floors, cypress ceiling,
open floor plan, a/c, 200 sq ft of
covered balcony. A perfect beach
house for someone who enjoys beachcombing or swimming with no crowds.
Price $349,900 gross


I ma vvelis Janet Harding
Sales Agent Realtor


Dundas Town House and Duplex #786 & 784 Two 2 bed-
Sroom I bath apartments and a
two bed one bth home both for


Home Off Forest Drive #778 3 br 2bth home on lot 90xl31
ready to move in $190,400 gross




New Listing Duplex Central Pines #796 two 2 br, 2 bth
apts, beautifully landscaped.
New building $293,800 gross




New listing Home off Forest Drive, Dundas Town
#798 3 br, 2 bth, laundry
rm, tv rm, living & dinning
rm, single carport and cov-
ered front porch. $299,450
gross

New Listin D x Central Pines #914 two 2 br,lbr
brand new never lived in
$254,250.00 gros


Murphy Town #0387, a 2 bed, 2 bath home with an
attached I bed I bath apt, with
central a/c and a huge fenced-in
yard 200 ft length and 70 ft in
depth. $258,272 gross
Three Unit Town House #0711 3 two bedroom one bath
aall with beautiful ocean view
from upstairs balcony. Property
13,690 sq. ft. $320,000


New listing Large Vacant lot Central Pines 22,047 sq
ft. $43,320 gross


Osbourne Stuart, CRS, CRES, BRI, SVC
Broker, Appraiser, President with 21 years experience
Perry Thomas, BRI Cell 577-0553
Tina Wells Cell 475-3669 Janet Harding Cell 577-0284
Call Adler Realty to have your next appraisal done
Rent your apartment or find an apartment to rent.We can help.

New listing Duplex Marsh Harbour # 800 two 2 br,
I bth apts near M&R Food Store $156,600 gross
Duplex #0713 & 0715 2 bedroom, I bath and I bedroom, I bath
house in Dundas Town $260,000

Home in Murphy Town #792 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath, laundry
rm, two car garage $330,000
Triplex for sUNDEi .rn #502 2 one-bedroom,
one-bath and I tw co 'RAC- $145,000
Reduced oceanfront lot on Tilloo Cay with beach access
and shared do ck. Lot size sq ft 0.73 acres 103ft on water and 315 ft.
Best price on Tilloo Cay, will not last long. Must sell, owner leaving island.
Further reduced from $278,400 to $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.
For sale three lots located on South Lubbers Quarters in the
Abaco Ocean Club Estate. Lots number II, 44, 112. These lots are
priced individually. 11,022 sf. $88,000 gross
Lot #44 13,307 sf $98,000 gross Lot # 112 20,485 sf. $175,000 gross
Two lots 84 ft. x 100 ft. near Treasure Cay, one
mile northwest of Treasure Cay School. $49,500 each
Best prices in Yellowwood big lots on hillside with views near
Winding Bay and the Abaco Club
Lot# 7 G3 size 12,600 s.f. $57,200 gross
Lot # 7 G4 size 12,600 s.f. $57,200 gross
Best prices on vacant lots in Marsh Harbour.
4 lots 10,286.1 sq. ft. $59,659 each 2 lots 12,086.1 sq. ft. $70,099
each
4 lots in Murphy Town, water view, across from
Abaco Block and Concrete, commercial. Sold separately 3 lots $48,614
each, I at $48,730
Off Forest Drive lot with Foundation for a 2br/2bth
house. Price $28,500 gross
Bahama Coral Island lot size 10,066 sq ft corner lot $29,434
gross
Bahama Coral Island lot size 10,330 sq ft with foundation that
is 80% finished. $34,200 gross
Hillside lot wirn Dundas Town #502
$18,600 gross CINTlR.C i
Home in Murphy Town #782 4 Bedroom, 2.5 bath, laundry rm
with a car port, lot size 90x100 on Forest Drive. Interior needs renovation.
$151,200 gross
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


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Broker LY Kl Marcellus Roberts C It-
Sales Associate
Everett Pinder
(242) 365-8538 Ph s N7
(242) 365-8587 Ph/Fax


Treasure Cay Properties Offered by Treasure Cay Specialists
For details and pictures visit our web page at http://www.treasurecayrealestate.com


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

CONDOMIUM DEVELOPMENTS
1. CARLETON LANDING
Prestigious Canal Front Development offering
Carriage House units in blocks of four plus
individual cottages. Both offer docks/ boat
slips as well as golf cart or car garages.
Prices start at $680,000 + 14%
2. NEW LUXURY WATERFRONT CONDOS
WITH DOCKS!
"PINEAPPLE POINT RESORT" Luxury
gated community Treasure Cay's newest
waterfront development. 2 bed/ 2 bath
and 3 bed/ 3 bath condos with availability
of private boat slips. Pre-construction price
starting at $529,000 net (plus closing
costs). MUST SEE! Great investment oppor-
tunity and a great location in Treasure Cay!

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
6. PALM BAY DEVELOPMENT Unit #3
4 bed/ 31 bath fully furnished Town
House with garage and boat slip with 20'
beam. Located at Palm Bay Development
2,000 +/- sq. ft. $907,500 EXC
Anchorage Estates Multi-family Lots 128'
water front, 22,448 sq. ft. Good investment
Price $474,000 EXC
STORAGE / GARAGE UNIT, 21' 6" deep, 11' 8"
wide. Listed for a quick sale at the low price of
$29,750.00 EXC
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 $479,000 EXC


TEASURE LANDING
Unit #4 Upstairs 3 bed/2bath fully furnished,
direct beach access. Good rental investment
EXC. $514,250 FGS
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, 2 bed/ 2 bath and unit fully
furnished- storm shutters- good rental
potential $271,500 + 7.5% closing
Marina view, 2 bed/ 1 1/2 bath fully, furnished
including garage plus vehicle. Good rental
potential. EXC $300,000 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
2 bed/ 2 bath lower unit with marina view,
12' boat slip $425,000 + 7.5% EXC
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 storp" '2 bath home
E, SO'-,0 FGS
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 $785,000 + 14%
ATLANTIS
Canal front condo with on-site pool. Bldg 4.
downstairs, 2 bed, 2 bath, totally redone, 12'
wide slip. $459,675.00 + 7.5% closing EXC
OCEAN VILLA SUBDIVISION
Second row beach with direct ocean access.
Great view. 2 bed / 2 bath, many special
features. MUST SEE EXC. $460,000 FGS
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 pl us covered
open boat/ car storage MUST SELL
VERY MOTIVATED SELLER EXC $790,000
"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%


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 $1,999,000 + 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 1 bed/ 1
bed, living kitchen, enclosed patio. Plus! Plus!
Plus! MLS $755,000 + 7.5% closing
"Surf Shack" This CBS totally renovated two-
storey luxury modern home is located on a
large corner lat in the prestigious area of Lee
ward Beach and Sunrise Point. Both levels
include 4 bed / 3 1/2 bath plus above ground
pool with wrap around deck. many, many
more features, i.e. hurricane shutters and
generator. "A definite must see!"
$1,403,600 EXC
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
Apartment four-plex.' ) rey CBS building,
each level VI- .0O artments with 2 bed,
1 bath, livin, ....g/kitchen. Great rental
investment. MUST SEE! EXC. $400,000 FGS
POTENTIAL DEVELOPMENT PROPERTY
6.667 acres on the highway between Treasure
Cay Resort and Treasure Cay airport. Running
from highway north to the sea of Abaco. 180'
on water front and 165' roadside, 1500' road
to water. Prime property that can be subdivid
ed, commercial and housing/condos or
subdivided into lots, commercial and resident
tial $833,375 FGS, EXC
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
Rock Point Waterfront, bulkheaded
Beginning at $430,000 FGS
Golf Course / Interior
Beginning at $60,000 FGS
ABBREVIATION CODE
EXC Exclusive listing
FGS Full gross or all-inclusive price
MLS Multiple Listing, list price plus buyer's closing


Summer Special All Single Family Lots 7% off

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


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The Abaconian Section B Page 5






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December 1 2009


Workshop teaches food processing, packaging


Workshop From Page 1
the Food Safety and Technology Laborato-
ry where he and his assistant, Mr. Clarke,
are located.
Anthony Gibson, Abaco's Agriculture
officer, explained that they could accom-
modate only so many persons. They had
targeted school students, those who were
already in the industry as processors, farm-
ers who experience a lot of wastage each
season and housewives. Mr. Daley re-
quested that they be seen as big brothers
to inspect products and assist with further
training.
Edison Key, MP for South Abaco, was
impressed by what he saw and encouraged
the participants to form an association so
they could gain assistance from the govern-


ment. "In numbers, there is strength," Mr.
Key emphasized.
Many of the participants shared what
they enjoyed most about the workshop.
One participant said the workshop had been
rewarding and opened up a new world for
them. Khadisha Curry, a high school stu-
dent and one of the younger participants,
called the workshop a "creative idea,"
adding that she would not have received
the knowledge anywhere else. Molly Da-
vis said it was a great learning experience
for her and was confident that she would
be more financially secure with the knowl-
edge she had acquired. Ruth Edgecombe
never realized so much science would be
involved in food processing, and she was
pleased with the packaging, labeling and
sealing of the products.


The home economics room at Abaco Central High School was filled with people mak-
ing hot sauce and jams as the enthusiastic group learned better methods and produced
marketable products under the direction of Keith Daley from the Ministry of Agriculture.


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At the ceremony concluding the food processing workshop, the attendees displayed the
foods they had prepared, all nowrby bottled, sealed and labeled. The processing was done
in small groups of three to five persons The quality of the food was excellent and the
enthusiasm of the group was evident. The presenter, Keith Daley, showed them scientific
ways that were efficient and gave consistent results. All the groups was proud of their
results.



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Scores of students attend College Fair


By Canishka Alexander
A great portion of North America ap-
peared to have relocated to New Vision
Ministries, and it was amazing to see the
number of schools and colleges repre-
sented at the eighth annual College Fair on
November 17. What was more astounding
were the career choices local students are
now pursuing. Students are considering
careers in engineering, aviation, fashion
design and computer-related fields as sup-
posed to the high number of students that
used to be geared toward the business, law
and medical fields.
Popular among the schools was a new-
comer called Synergy Bahamas, which is a
technical education centre that offers inter-
nationally accredited certification courses in
graphic design, business and technology.
Samonne Smith, Admissions Counselor,
said training at Synergy is geared toward
persons who want to just receive interna-
tional credentials and certification. "If they
are either looking to make career changes
or get into a new career, whatever they're
looking for, Synergy has that type of train-
ing available now," Smith boasted.
Trevor Lewis, international student ad-
visor, said there are varying degrees at the
Florida Memorial University, and students
can choose from 46 undergraduate pro-
grams. Mr. Lewis was joined by Phylicia
Stuart, an Abaconian, who is currently in
her junior year at that school.
Charlotte Collins, who recently finished
her degree in accounting is back home
working at First Caribbean Bank, but she
lent some assistance by answering ques-
tions about her alma mater Palm Beach
Atlantic University.
Isobel Sherman, coordinator of the Col-
lege Fair, said new colleges were repre-
sented as well as new representatives for
colleges that have attended in the past.
Unfortunately, budgetary cuts kept the re-
maining colleges away.
However, representatives from the Col-
lege of The Bahamas have made a point to
attend the college fairs and visit as many
schools as possible on Abaco. Darvin
Toussaint said they travelled to Moore's
Island this year because they were so de-
termined to reach a wide range of students.
It was like the school had its very own mini
college fair, which the students appreciated
and capitalized upon.
Mr. Toussaint said the trip was worth-
while when he recalled the smiles on the
students' faces. "At the College of The
Bahamas, we're doing more than just re-
cruiting and promoting COB in terms of
our program offerings. As we go into the
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By Samantha V. Evans
For the third year Forest Height Acade-
my has held its Guy Fawkes Festival which
is a fund raiser planned by the PTA. On


November 6th the event took place at the
school.
Guy Fawkes Night held on November
5th in the United Kingdom and some parts
of the Commonwealth is a commemora-
tion of the plot during which time a figure
of Guy is burned, often accompanied by


Six Guys were presented to the party-goers at the recent Guy
Fawkes Festival at Forest Height Academy. The event, orga-
nized by the PTA, raises funds for the school. The event in-
cludes the burning of the Guys along with fireworks to produce
an enjoyable evening.


a fireworks display.
Both took place dur-
ing this night. In fact,
six Guy Fawkes effi-
gies were burned. The
Guys were made by
the students of the ju-
nior and senior classes
of the red, green and
blue houses. The win-
ning Guy came from
the blue house, and
those students earned
points towards their
team. The guys were
made of old clothes
and stuffed with paper.
The head was given a
face and hair (a wig).
It had to look like a
regular persons upon
completion. On sale
that evening was hot
dogs, hamburgers,
chips, drinks, cup-
cakes, brownies, and
sparklers. Principal
Jim Richard and his
team were in charge of
the fireworks display.
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not directly related to that of the school
but one that they have used to assist the
school to raise funds and to have fun. The
original Guy Fawkes belonged to a group
of Catholics who were upset about the in-
creasing oppression of Catholics in Eng-
land. Their aim was to blow up the House
of Parliament while King James I and his
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hours before the planned explosion due to
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on Abaco by a yearly increase of partici-
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advisors, which took place on November
7th at Friendship Tabernacle, the Execu-
tive Director of JA Bahamas, Lionel El-
liott, welcomed two new schools, Abaco
Central High School and Cyber Learning
Center, and two new corporate sponsors,
Abaco Beach Resort and First Caribbean
Bank. Approximately 80 students from six
schools have registered this year with one
of the five sponsors.
Mr. Elliott came to Marsh Harbour for
the weekend of November 7th and 8th to
launch this year's program. He outlined
the benefits offered to the members of JA,
benefits which included lessons in busi-
ness operation, the purchase of their com-
pany's stock, a 10 percent commission on
the sale of their products, a way to make
new friends, a chance to learn how to deal
with people and ultimately the possibil-
ity to obtain a scholarship. The students
are required to have good attendance and
be punctual to the meetings, be creative,
work hard to meet production deadlines
and be honest in their dealings. He invited
as many students as possible to participate
in the speech competition this year.
The audience was told about the scholar-
ship requirements and were reminded that
last year's JA Speech Competition national
winner, Vinceia Coakley received a $2000
scholarship for her achievement. Quali-
fications for a scholarship include perfect
attendance, proficiency in production and
sales and top grades at the final examina-
tions. Mr. Elliott personally offered a $500
scholarship to the most valuable achiever, a
student who will personally reach $1000 in
sales and will be the top student on Abaco.
So work hard, he urged.
The following day's Remembrance Ser-

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vice held at Friendship Tabernacle includ-
ed a JA charter ceremony.
The five sponsoring companies, BTC,
BEC, Mangoes, Abaco Beach Resort and
First Caribbean Bank, were officially pre-
sented with their certificates of incorporation.
Debate team is chosen
to go to Nassau
By Canishka Alexander
Dynamic, thought-provoking
speakers set the stage at the Ministry
of Education's Abaco District De-
bate Competition on November 13.
The competition took place at the
Marsh Harbour Church of Christ.
The rivals were Abaco Central High
School and St. Francis de Sales
School.
Leslie Rolle, Senior Education Of-
ficer, was pleased with the students'
speeches, admitting that there were
some areas they would need to improve
upon to excel at the national competi- Six
tion. His comments were mirrored by con
those of Sandy Edwards, Education Of- wo,
ficer and judge at the competition. Mrs. res
Edwards encouraged the students to have be
self-confidence, clearly define what the Ab,
topic is about and research the topic. The fini
topics are chosen by a debate committee. sen
Mr. Rolle is hoping that the stu- of*


dents can advance within the three zones
of the competition when they compete in
Nassau. They have to watch for the team
from Cat Island, who has become their
Achilles' heel in the competition.
About six schools were involved when
the debate initially began, but after several
elimination rounds, only the two schools
were left. St. Francis de Sales emerged as
the overall winner but the team that will
compete in Nassau is comprised of stu-


high schools entered an Abaco-wide debate
petition. The St. Francis de Sales School
n the competition. The team that will rep-
ent Abaco in the national competition will
comprised of students from St. Francis and
aco Central High School, the second place
Usher. Superintendent Lenora Black is pre-
nting the first place trophy to Cutelle Charlton
St. Francis de Sale School.


dents from both schools. Mr. Rolle com-
mended the coaches and students for their
hard work and for being prepared in such
a short time.
Ranishka Smith of Abaco Central and
Cutelle Charlton and Vashon Robins of St.
Francis will represent Abaco in Nassau at
the debate competition.
Abaco Central presents
a writers' workshop
Abaco Central High
School invited stu-
dents and guests to its
First Poets and Writers
Workshop on Novem-
berl18. Guest speak-
ers were Jack Hardy,
Patrick Bethel, Vogal
Williams and Canishka
Alexander.
Each speaker was
given a 20-minute seg-
ment to share poetry or
short stories with the
audience, and some of
the students also par- Abaco Central H
ticipated in the poetic presenters. They
exercise. rick Bethel shown
Mr. Hardy offered workshop was to
-' workshop was to


tips to the students on subjects to avoid
while writing poetry and those uncommon
subjects that could be used and turned into
a spectacular piece of work. Many people
tend to write on topics like love or life, but
topics such as those have been written on
so many times that there is nothing new to
say. Instead, he shared poems about a pail,

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ign Scnool neld a writers worKsnop withijour
were Jack Hardy, Vogal Williams, and Pat-
n and Canishka Alexander. The purpose of the
encourage creative writing.


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a notebook and a can of evaporated milk.
Mr. Bethel's poems were about his
childhood, the Christmas season, his ex-
perience as an educator and on the forbid-
den topic of love. He explained how he
came to publish some of his poetry when
his students held a class reunion. He had
already been warned by Mr. Hardy, whom

Forest Heights Wins
Seven Spelling I
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November 20th was a joyous day for Forest
as Sujith Swarna won the grade seven Spell
one students participated representing sev
ten rounds of the seen list and eight rounds
the second and third place finishers were as
McIntosh of S.C. Bootle High and Lauren C
Central High School. These top three stude
a trophy and all participants were given a c


he called a great critic of poetry, never to
publish his writings. However, he wanted
something from him, something that re-
flected his feelings to give to his former
students.
Mr. Williams may have been the one
to surprise everyone. Most people know
him in regard to track and field, but no
one knew he had a love for writing. The
students thought his poem on women was
hilarious, and many laughed aloud through
G a the reading of the en-
SGrade tire poem.
Bee As an incentive for
getting more students
involved in writing,
Mr. Bethel offered
$100 to the student
who wrote the best
AR poem by December
1. Ruby Rolle, who
helped with organiz-
ing the event, said
Chester Thompson
had previously of-
fered $1,000 to the
best short story writ-
er. Needless to say,
the students were
excited to hear both
announcements and
Heights Academy were anxious to begin
ling Bee. Twenty- writing.
en schools. After Framed poetry and
of the unseen list, a book written by
follows: Jonnalee Miriam Fredericks,
9ctavien of Abaco another teacher, were
nts each received on display.
certificate. Guests were given
certificates and potted


plants in appreciation for their participa-
tion at the workshop.
Publisher suggest
writing books
By Canishka Alexander
Clare Symonette, area representative
and regional manager of Houghton Miff-
lin Harcourt International Publishers, vis-
ited with principals at the Department of
Education on November 18 to inform them
on what is available to them in terms of
books that deal with writing particularly
creative writing and the writing process in
general.
Ms. Symonette conducted a presentation
adding that it was well accepted among the


principals. "We hope that this is just the
beginning; we really need to do something
to effect change in writing in our children,
and I think we had a great start today," she
added.
Numerous books were spread out on a
table at the back of the conference room
that were a part of the timely presentation.
Central Abaco Primary
Wins Competition
By Samantha V. Evans
For two consecutive years sixth grader
student Ginelle Longley of Central Abaco
Primary School has won the Religious
Please see School Page 11


Four students competed in the district's Religious Speech Competition. The first place
finisher was Ginelle Longley of Central Abaco Primary School, far right. In second place
was Jonnajah Bootle from St. Francis de Sales, second from right. The other two were
Ceirra Ashley Carroll from Agape Christian School and Alishia Greene from J.A. Pinder
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Education Speech Competition with the
assistance of her coach Roberta Lindsay.
The theme this year was We Need Peace
in Our Bahamaland. This competition was
very stiff as three other schools sent their
most dynamic student. These schools were
Agape Christian School, James A. Pinder
Primary and St. Francis de Sales School.
Despite Longley being sick with the flu,
she won over the other speakers. Her


coach and Anchor Club President Neu-
lessa Major are very proud of her. Both
Ginelle and her coach will travel to Nassau
on November 27th to compete in the Na-
tional Religious Knowledge Competition.
Lindsay is hopeful that Longley will win
once again.
The other competitors were Ashley Car-
ole from Agape Christian School, Jonna-
jah Bootle from St. Francis de Sales and
Alishia Greene from J. A. Pinder School.
Trophies were given to the winner and sec-


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ond place finisher, Jonnajah. The competi-
tion was organized by Sandy Edwards of
the Department of Education, Abaco.
St. Francis Holds
Thanksgiving Service
By Samantha V. Evans
Every year St. Francis de Sales School
holds its Thanksgiving Prayer Service at St.
Francis de Sales Church a week prior to the
actual day. This year it
was held on Novem-
ber 19th. Leading the
service was Religion
Teacher Elmer Bon-
gon and students took
part in the service by
reading various scrip-
tures of thanksgiving
and praise to God for
his goodness and bless-
ings over the past year.
The keynote address
was delivered by Mr.
Bongon, After his talk,
the Drama Club put on
a skit that showed how Students of St. F
many times people for- of their Thanksgi
get to say thank you for to needy families


their many blessings.
The students from each class were
asked to bring in non-perishable items
which were collected and will be distribut-
ed to needy families throughout the Abaco
community. The students gave generously
as there are many in society who are in

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'rancis de Sales School collected food as past
'ving experience. The food will be distributed
on Abaco.


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mary School entered the competition. Five of them are pictured: Jenny Louis, Theresa
D'Haiti, Desmond Bootle, Trevor Blanc and Mario Estamable. Their artwork was sub-
mitted to the Department of Education locally to be forwarded to Nassau to be judged
in the national competition.


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need of food items. Mr. Bongon stated that
the items collected will provide sustenance
for those with less or without.
Grief counseling for
Blackwood students
The weekend of November 7th was
tragic for three families of Blackwood and
one of Grand Bahama as four young men
lost their lives in a tragic car accident. To
assist the families with their loss, pastors,
educators and social workers extended
prayer and counseling to the families. On
November 10 a grief counseling session
was planned for the children who were out
of school because of the tragedy. The ses-


sion was organized by the Department of
Education Abaco District.
Early that day Sandy Edwards and Fele-
mease Sawyer visited Cooper's Town Pri-
mary to speak with the kids there and to
offer the principal their support. Lenora
Black, Abaco's Superintendent of Educa-
tion, and her team including technical staff
and a trained guidance counselor were in
Blackwood to lead the session.
Mrs. Black told the parents and students
that this session is being held to help them
to understand the feeling they have as a re-
sult of their loss and equip them with strat-
egies to go through the grieving process.
After a brief devotion and the purpose,
senior guidance counselor for the Abaco
District Samantha V. Evans took the stu-
dents through the grief process. Then she


and Sandy Edwards, Education Officer
for Family Life and Health spoke to them
about some coping methods.
Before the session ended, Mrs. Black
told them that God has a good ending for
all of us and at the end of what is now a
tragedy; He has a good ending as well. She
encouraged them to make their loved ones
proud by succeeding. Pastor Ed Laroda,
President of the Abaco Christian Coun-
cil, brought brief remarks and the closing
prayer.
Foreign Language
program will select four
By Canishka Alexander
Students eager to be selected for the
Ministry of Tourism's Foreign Language
Cadet Program met at St. Francis de Sales
on November 20 to test their knowledge
of Spanish in an oral and written examina-
tion. The examination will help determine
who will be selected for the one-year pro-
gram. Proof of Bahamian citizenship is an


additional requirement of the program.
Five students recently graduated from
the program on October 30. This year's
students say they are looking forward to
improving their Spanish and are excited
about the trip to Costa Rica. However, Mil-
lie Dawkins of Tourism said it has not yet
been announced which country she and the
cadets will travel to next year; she expects
to receive that information in January.
Three students from S.C. Bootle High
School were allowed to take the exam on
November 23 because they attended a fu-
neral on November 20.
Ms. Dawkins said that four students will
be selected in January from the 19 students
who sat the exam one person short of last
year. She explained that a budgetary re-
straint has forced the Ministry to decrease
the number of students from five to four.
As the students were being tested, Ms.
Dawkins said that they seemed fairly re-
laxed while taking the two-hour exam.
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Most of the students had completed the
exam way before the allotted time and are
now waiting to hear if they will be among
the selected four cadets.
Teams compete in pri-
mary school basket-
ball league
By Canishka Alexander
Adoring fans and parents came out to
support the young boys who participated
in the primary school basketball league on
October 27 at Agape Christian School's
Grace Gym. Two games were played that
day.
The first game was between Agape

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themselves. They are playing here in the Grac
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Christian and Central Abaco Primary
School. Jeffrey Victor, Central Primary's
P.E. teacher, was pleased with his team.
He said the game was looking good as the
boys executed many of the techniques they
had learned during practice. Coach Wayde
Adderley of Agape Christian School was
satisfied by what he saw on the court as
well. He saw an improvement from the
team's first game and that they were build-
ing on what they had achieved so far.
Four primary schools participated in
the league. They were Long Bay School,
Agape Christian School, Central Abaco
Primary, and South Abaco, which was
comprised of students of Crossing Rocks
Primary and J.A. Pinder Primary schools.
South Abaco and Long Bay competed
against each other on the same day.
F .- -- The game between
B Central Abaco Primary
and South Abaco on
October 29 was moved
to Sandy Point. The
league was expected
to be completed dur-
ing the second week in
ac November just in time
for the playoffs, which
S would then be followed
competed among by the championship
ce Gym at Agape games.


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Abaco.
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economist
and lawyer, Isaac Colle
said he feels
the Bahamas' economy will come out of its
economic downturn a year or two after the
United States as The Bahamas' economy is
so dependent on its neighbors to the west.
However, he said the situation is not as
bad as it seems. The next few years will be
about survival for Abaconians as our econ-
omy follows the pulse of the rest of the
world. Mr. Collie was one of the speakers
at the 6th Annual Business Outlook earlier
in the fall at New Vision Ministries.
Mr. Collie said, "I do not have my
hands on the pulse of Abaco, but I do have
my ear to the ground so I hear some things.
Abaco's economy is not so different from
the rest of The Bahamas but Abaco is a
unique mixture of the industries that make
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was expected, and it has slowed down our
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not a lot of hard data available on the econ-
omy of Abaco and that it was not included
by the Department of Statistics survey on
unemployment, which is a very important
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News of the Cays


Green Turtle Cay
By Annabelle Cross
It seems that 2009 may be remembered
as the year of the endless summer. With
the exception of one brief "cold" front that
brought windy weather, we are still enjoy-
ing summer like weather at the end of No-
vember!
The past few months have been quiet on
Green Turtle Cay and everyone is looking
forward to holiday events. There is a lot of
activity in the Junkanoo shack in prepara-
tion for the New Year's Day Parade. Stu-
dents are almost through their first term of
school and are looking forward to a break
from the routine. College students are
looking forward to returning home for the
holidays.
School Update
Just two days into the 2009 2010 school
year there was a brief interruption at Amy
Roberts Primary when a teacher was re-
quested to move to another school. There
was a shortage of teachers in a number of
Abaco schools where student enrollment is
much higher than at Amy Roberts Primary.
This meant that grades would have to be
combined and spirits at Amy Roberts Pri-
mary were dampened. However, officials
were able to deal with the problems at the
other schools, and Ms. Monique Williams


was quickly returned to Amy Roberts Pri-
mary and to the second grade classroom
that she had prepared! When they were all
settled in and PTA members were elected,
planning began for the 2nd Annual Hal-
loween fund raiser.
Halloween is a very popular occasion
on GTC with both children and adults.
Children enjoy dressing in their favorite
costumes to go trick or treating and at the
end of the evening sorting through their
bag of treats. Adults look forward to the
Halloween parties which are often the first
social events since summer. Amy Roberts
Halloween fund raiser on October 30th
turned the jail into a Vampire's Mansion!
Camy DeMario, Erin Albury and their
crew of volunteers worked hard to trans-
form the jail into a dark, haunted mansion
filled with monsters, huge spiders and
spooky noises.
Children and adults lined up to tour
the Mansion and screams could be heard
as they were greeted by residents of the
Mansion. Some exited almost as calm as
they had entered while others came out
crying. The hay ride also took them into
dark areas where spooky characters tried
to climb on to the truck. At the end of
the night it was safe to guess that there
would be a lot of children seeking comfort
in Daddy and Mommy's bed! Those with
weak hearts and fear of spooky things en-


joyed the food and quiet atmosphere on the
basketball court. The fund raiser involved
a lot of preparation and hard work. The
PTA and its volunteers are to be congratu-
lated on a job well done!
Guy Fawkes raised
funds for Island Roots
Island Roots Heritage Festival Com-
mittee's 7th Annual Guy Fawkes Family
Night was held the following weekend. It
was planned to be held at Settlement Point,
but Mother Nature did not cooperate. The
wind made it very uncomfortable and set-
ting up and cooking would have been very
difficult. With the help of a few kind vol-
unteers and the new Royal Bahamas De-
fense Force Rangers, tables and all the rest
of the supplies were moved to the basket-
ball court and set up was completed before
noon! Many hands really do make light
work!
The festivities began at 6:30 and a huge
crowd came to enjoy burgers, conch chow-
der, conch fritters and desserts and to sup-
port the event. The special guests were the
"Guys" that had been entered in either the
children's or adults' categories. Entrants
are required to dance with their "guy"
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prizes, the "guys" led a parade to Settle-
ment Point. The Volunteer Fire Depart-
ment had built a bonfire for the burning of
the "guys" as is the tradition. Guy Fawkes
and others conspired to blow up the House
of Parliament in England on November
5th, 1605. Their plot failed and they were
tried and executed. The tradition of burn-
ing an effigy of Guy Fawkes is a part of
our British heritage.
Funds raised will help fund the 2010
Island Roots Heritage Festival to be held
April 30 May 2nd. The committee is
grateful for the continued support of the
fund raising events and the annual Island
Roots Heritage Festival.
Anglican Church
celebrates 130 years
The Anglican Church was established on
November 23rd 1879 on Green Turtle Cay
and many of our ancestors were christened
in the Anglican Church. The hurricane of
1932 destroyed the sanctuary and a smaller
building was built on the grounds. It was
the dream of church members to build a
replica of the original church. This dream
was realized and the beautiful, new St.
Peter's Anglican Church overlooks Settle-
ment Creek. In celebration of its 130th an-
niversary, special services and events have
been planned. Dynamite Daisy was the
special guest at a Family Night event on
November 21st. She entertained the crowd
with her unique style of humor that ends
with a sobering message. Special church
services are planned for November 22nd
and 23rd. The Most Rev. Laish Boyd, 13th
Anglican Bishop of the Diocese of The Ba-
hamas and Turks & Caicos Islands, will be
in attendance at the November 23rd ser-
vice.
Holiday season is
already underway
After the quiet months of fall we always
look forward to community holiday events
and this year promises to be quite busy.
The Green Turtle Cay Festival of Lights
committee has been busy all year long rais-
ing funds to decorate the community for
the holidays. Decorations representing the
symbols of Christmas have been attached
to almost every utility pole through town.
These decorations will be lit for the first
time on November 26th and will continue
to light the town until the new year.
The committee has planned events for
every weekend leading up to Christmas.
These events include a torch light proces-
sion and a community Thanksgiving Din-
ner on November 26th, a golf cart parade
on December 5th, skits and caroling on
December 12th, Junkanoo and an early
appearance by Santa on December 19th!
Residents are encouraged to decorate their
homes, yards and businesses and it's be-
ginning to look a lot like Christmas on
GTC! Persons in the area are encouraged
to walk or drive slowly through the town
after dark to enjoy the spirit of Christmas!
Ferry service will be provided for the
weekend events.
The Local Government District Coun-
cil's annual Tree Lighting Service at the
Administrator's complex will be held on
the evening of December 11th. This annu-
al event includes an ecumenical Christmas
Service and the lighting of the community
Christmas tree followed by refreshments.
Welcome to our administrator
Our community is pleased to welcome
Senior Deputy Administrator, Ms. Maxine
Duncombe. For decades the Island Ad-
ministrator for North Abaco was respon-
sible for all communities in North Abaco,

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Cays From Page 14
including those on the cays. Senior Island
Administrator Theophilus Cox will remain
in North Abaco, while Ms. Duncombe
will be the government's representative
for Green Turtle Cay and eventually Great
Guana Cay. She is currently settling into
her office and familiarizing herself with the
community. Ms. Duncombe will not have
to spread her time, focus and presence
over as many communities as former ad-
ministrators and this will be an advantage
to our community. With Ms. Duncombe,
her helpful and efficient office staff and the
local district council, we expect that Green
Turtle Cay will continue to be a successful
community.
Congratulations to
the softball team
Congratulations to our local softball
team for winning the district championship
and advancing to the National Finals in
Nassau. The team competed against teams
from all over The Bahamas and ended up
with a bronze medal finish! Not bad for
their first national effort!
Also making sports headlines are Blair
Johnson and Rashad Rolle, who competed
with the Abaco team in a track and field
event in Nassau. Blair and Rashad both
won gold medals in their events! Congratu-
lations!
Wedding celebration
In my last contribution I failed to con-
gratulate Michael and Lisa Farrington who
were married on May 30th, so I would like
to wish them a Happy 6th Month Anniver-
sary! Rain threatened to spoil the garden


wedding that the Sawyer and Farrington
families had planned, but the skies cleared
just in time for the ceremony which was
performed by Lisa's uncle, Bishop Johnny
Lowe. Family and friends came from all
over Abaco, from Nassau and as far away
as England to celebrate with the couple.
It was a beautiful spring evening for an
outdoor reception and guests enjoyed a
buffet dinner and live music by The Gully
Roosters. In the couple's speeches to thank
family and friends, Lisa presented her fa-
ther with a birthday cake in celebration of
his 50th birthday! After all the formalities,


it was time for a party! The Gully Roosters
played into the wee hours of the morning
and when they took a break, Farrington
family members from Nassau stepped in
for a surprise performance. Lisa and Mi-
chael did not leave their reception until the
band had played the last song. They truly
enjoyed their wedding reception and cel-
ebrating with their friends and family. Lisa
is the daughter of Freddie and Trina Saw-
yer and Michael is the son of Christopher
and Julie Farrington.
Other news briefs
2009 has been a year of uncertainty as
the global recession has also reached our
community. Families have been affected
by a downturn in construction and the low
market price of crawfish. We were sad-
dened by the passing two young men, Ro-
meo McIntosh and Tony Curry, the sons
of Omri McIntosh and Gregory Curry,
who were killed in a car collision on No-


vember 6th. Our community was also sad-
dened by the passing of second home resi-
dents Sally Dale, Frank "Speedy" Murphy
and Pat Green.
As we look to the final weeks of 2009
with hope that 2010 will be a better year,
we must also be thankful for all the bless-
ings of 2009. We were not devastated or
even threatened by a hurricane. Families
welcomed beautiful babies and celebrated
marriages. We are witnessing the fulfill-
ment of a government promise that has
been a long time coming; Green Turtle
Cay is getting a water system! A huge stor-
age tank has been built, the pipeline is be-
ing submerged between Abaco and Green
Turtle Cay and an office building is in the
construction stage. Hopefully, by the dry
season of 2010 water will run through
those pipelines into homes on GTC!
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December 1 2009


The Abaconian Section B Page 17


Marsh Harbour Town Comm. Nov. 19
By Navardo Saunders
The Marsh Harbour/Spring City Town
Committee is considering asking central
government to construct roads in the Hai-
tian communities of the Mud and Pigeon
Peas to allow law enforcement and other
agencies easy access. The move would re-
quire the demolition of some homes in the
congested Haitian shanty towns. Commit-
tee members who attended a meeting on
November 19 had no objections to homes
being demolished in order for roads to be
constructed since all of the dwelling places
are illegal.
Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham,
through the local Director of Works John
Schaefer, has asked the Town Committee
which roads in the district are in most ur-
gent need of being paved or repaired.
Committee Chairman Roscoe Thomp-
son, who has been carrying out a massive
clean-up campaign in the Mud and Pigeon
Peas over the last several weeks, sug-
gested that roads be constructed in those
communities to encourage police and im-
migration to conduct inspections more
frequently. Immigration and police report-
edly avoid going into the Mud and Pigeon
Peas regularly because they fear for their
safety due to unsanitary conditions such as
open cesspits.
Mr. Thompson said it is common
knowledge that all sorts of illegal things,
such as selling goods without proper li-
censes, illegal selling of electricity, elec-
tricity theft, drug dealings and prostitution


A Local Government at Work


occur in the Mud and Pigeon Peas.
Colin Curry said the situation needs to
be addressed because it is unfair to allow
illegal immigrants in particular to oper-
ate businesses without proper licenses
when Bahamians who do the same things
are forced to stop and sometimes penal-
ized. He felt that authorities should look
into the matter and anyone who is operat-
ing a business in contravention to the law
should be dealt with accordingly.
Mr. Thompson, along with six young
men from the Mud and Pigeon Pea, have
collected almost ten 30-foot bins of gar-
bage from the area. "Also we have put
some fill down which we got from the
Council from the landfill. We just paid for
the trucking and the equipment to spread
it on the roads. I want to make it easy for
authorities to get in there and deal with
the illegal immigrants and problems like
selling of power, prostitution, gambling,
drugs."
Mr. Thompson had written the Min-
istry of Environmental Health, which
has moved 110 vehicles, 94 off the ball
field alone. He feels that the baseball field
should be used for the purpose for which
it was created.
Continuing his presentation on the Mud
and Pigeon Pea, Mr. Thompson said two
weeks eariler a gentleman informed him that
a house was being constructed illegally in
one of the Haitian communities. "I thought
that had stopped," said Mr. Thompson. "It
seems it hasn't. I notified John Schaefer
and we went in and we knocked down the
house." If authorities fail to investigate and
stop illegal activities from happening in the
communities, he said, "I will go the Guard-
ian and the Tribune and anyone who will


listen to me to embarrass who I need to for
them to start taking a look at what's going
on over here."
Committee members said that residents
in the Mud and Pigeon Peas are operating
liquor stores, barber shops, hardware and
clothing store without any licenses. They
said if Bahamians were to operate busi-
nesses without licenses the business would
be shut down.
Ruth Pinder suggested the Committee
try to ascertain how many businesses are
operating illegally and write a letter to ev-
ery government department that has any-
thing to do with resolving the issue.
Mr. Curry said the implementation of
roads and street lights would make a dif-
ference. "Put some street lights in on the
roads so that it is lit so that Environmental
Health can go in, the police can go in and
they don't have to get out of their car. I
think it will make a difference."
Mr. Thompson will work toward getting
roads and street lights in the Haitian com-
munities.
Mrs. Pinder suggested that Police Supt.
Sean Norville-Smith be invited to a meet-


ing where the Committee members can
express their concerns about the Mud and
Pigeon Peas. But Mr. Thompson said it
would be a waste of time because he was
invited to a previous meeting and seems
not to be doing anything about the situa-
tion. He said that if authorities fail to ad-
dress the situation in the Mud and Pigeon
Peas, it will continue to fester and get
worse and have far-reaching consequences
on the island.
Colin Curry, who represents Spring
City, requested that the money being paid
for garbage collection in Spring City be
doubled due to an increased workload for
the contractor who has the contract to col-
lect garbage. He noted that the contractor
is now collecting refuse from an additional
70 homes, as people continue to move into
the government built homes in Spring City.
Mr. Curry suggested that Town Commit-
tee ask central government for this addi-
tional money.
The Committee agreed to donate $500
to the Abaco Christmas Festival. The mon-
ey will be used to sponsor a local Junkanoo
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December 1 2009


North Abaco News


Funeral for three men
By Canishka Alexander
The funeral service for Richard Reck-
ley, 25, Romeo McIntosh, 21, and Antone
Curry, 21, all of Blackwood, took place on
November 21 at Full Gospel Assembly in
Treasure Cay. The three men were killed
in a tragic head-on car collision on Novem-
ber 6 along with Officer Tino Burrows.
Another passenger who travelled with the
three men remains hospitalized in Nassau.
Pastors and education officials visited with
the families in the time leading up to the
funeral to pray with them and offer spiri-
tual support.
News of the fatalities was a shock to the
island. At the funeral relatives and friends
were grief-stricken and mourned openly
for their loved ones.
Although the men were from separate
families they were all related, had attended
the same school and all left a child behind.
The men were laid to rest side by side -
at the Blackwood Public Cemetery.

North Abaco
By Vernique Russell
Road Improvement
The cries of residents in North Abaco
for better roads have been heard and road
improvement continues. From the Trea-
sure Cay International Airport to Wood
Cay work is being done to make our roads
better. The construction of sidewalks in
Fire Road and Cooper's Town continues
and are an excellent addition to those com-
munities. These projects are nearing com-
pletion and residents will be able to enjoy
the full benefits of them.


Work is in progress
The much awaited construction of the
Cooper's Town Community Center and
Library Building is no longer in a state of
planning but one of reality. Yes, work has
begun to the site. Men are busy at work.
There is no doubt that the building will be
completed in a short time.
If you are in the Cooper's Town area,
drive by and see the work that is being car-
ried out on the building. Although work
has began, there is still more work to be
done. Find out what you can do to help this
worthy effort and become a team player.
Basketball Tournament
The North Abaco Branch of the Youth
in Action Program hosted an exciting eve-
ning of basketball action on November 8th
at the South Side court in Cooper's Town.
The Treasure Cay Youth Crusaders took
on the Cooper's Town Youth Sporting
Club. The Cooper's Town youth were suc-
cessful in winning the Under 12 division.
However, the Treasure Cay Youth Cru-
saders won both the Under16 and Under
20 division games. These series of games
are being hosted as a continuation of the
Summer League Program of the Ministry
of Youth Sports and Culture and are being
hosted throughout the entire island.

School News
District Workshop Held at
Sherlin Bootle High School
On October 20th. teachers of four of the
government schools in the north came to-
gether at the campus of S.C. Bootle High
School in Cooper's Town to take part in a
one-day school-based workshop conducted
by Ms. Serethea Clarke, Assistant Direc-


tor of Education at the Examination and
Assessment Division.
Ms. Clarke was presented with an au-
thentic Abaco designed straw bag by Mrs.
Nadira Kawalram for her efforts in facili-
tating the very informative workshop.
North Abaco Wins District
Grade Spelling Bee
S. C. Bootle continued its dominance
in spelling by winning this year's District
Grade 9 Spelling Competition. Clydesha
Cornish beat the competitor from St. Fran-
cis de Sales School. Spelling Coach Nadira
Kawalram is to be congratulated for a stel-
lar job.
Facility Staff
Appreciation Assembly
With thanksgiving approaching, the
principal, teachers and students of the
Sherlin Bootle High School showed their
appreciation for the Facility Management
Team (Janitress and Yard Custodian). The
team was showered with gifts and a special
lunch was prepared for them. According
to Principal Huel Moss, this group of fa-
cility managers is the most dedicated and
committed persons that he has worked with
in his years and thinks that they deserve
more.


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their official duties but as song birds. They
have been invited to perform at special
events throughout the island since the start
of the school year and have been a blessing
to listeners wherever they go. The team in-
cludes Eleanor Bootle, Marjorie McIntosh,
Brenetta Bullard, Candy-Mae Murphy,
Lisa and Frederick McIntosh.
A big thank you to the Facility Manag-
ers. The assembly was held on the school
grounds.
Happy Delivery/
Leave of Absence
When the school year began in Septem-
ber, the Sherlin Bootle family was blessed
with a new Physical Education teacher, Sa-
brina Russell. She is Vice Principal, is a
native of the settlement and a former grad-
uate of the school. The staff of the Sherlin
Bootle High School hosted a baby shower
for her before she departed to give birth.
Bad Hair Day
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fort that was contributed by both the teach-
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Government


Notice


Ministry of the
Environment

Department of
Physical Planning


Public Notice


The Public is hereby notified that the Minis-
ter for Urban and Island Planning is consider-
ing making an Order in accordance with Sec-
tion 5 of the Town Planning Act, Chapter 255
to prescribe the usage of the land described in
the Schedule to this Notice.

The area described in the Schedule is to be
designated land upon which no buildings shall
be constructed except for wetlands preserva-
tion or enhancement as this area is being con-
sidered to be prescribed as wetlands or green
space or both.

Interested persons are invited to submit their
comments and views in writing to the Director
of Physical Planning on or before Friday, 4th
December, 2009. Further information on the
matter may be obtained from the Department
of Physical Planning at P. 0. Box N-1611 or
calling 322-7550/2 or 328-3202.


Michael L. Major
Director of Physical Planning


Schedule


All those certain pieces or parcels of swamp
lands lying on or within the northern part of the
Island of Green Turtle Cay, one of the Abaco
Group of Cays in the Commonwealth of The
Bahamas and shown on an extract of plan 36
Abaco on record in MP File, 5028 vol. XVI
in the Department of Lands and Surveys situ-
ate in the vicinity of White Sound and Cocoa
Bay and particularly on lands granted to James
Frew Limited B6 48 Green Turtle Limited BS
- 12 Marion F. Garland B6 60 and Jennings
B. Parker BS 4 or however else the same may
Abut and Bound which said certain pieces or
parcel, of swamp lands are more particularly
delineated and shown coloured pink on the
plan of the area.


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Sherlin Bootle High School allowed male
and female students to wear their hair in
freestyle form on November 13th in what
was named Wild Hair Day. Students en-
joyed this activity and hope to see many
more in years to come. This year the event
was held as a competition and was won by
twelfth grade student Wellington Pinder.
Treasure Cay Primary
The Treasure Cay Primary School host-
ed its first PTA meet-
ing for the school year
in late October. Many
pressing issues were
addressed as well as the
election of a new PTA
board. Many parents
gathered to voice their
concerns and have their
questions answered.
Assuming offices were
Pastor Bridgette Mills, t
Nurse Chammaine _'
Cornish, Kathy Paul,
Renae Bootle and Ar-
sharie McDonald. The ,
new board is looking
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changed vows before God and witnesses
on November 7th. The beautiful wedding
ceremony took place at Full Gospel As-
sembly and the ceremony was officiated
by Pastor Stafford Symonette assisted by
Pastor Samuel Cornish. Following the
ceremony the newly wedded couple took
their first ride together in a helicopter
which took them to Marsh Harbour for a
beautiful gala reception. Many support-
ers and well wishers gather to share in
the couple's joy. Amanda Sawyer is the
last daughter of Capt. and Mrs. Elmore
Sawyer.
Nutrition for Life is
back in Treasure Cay
Nutritionist Dr. Mary McCartney can
coach you to a healthier life. Her pro-
grams are designed especially for you
based on your body needs and assessment.
Every two weeks she travels to Abaco to
follow up on your progress. She and her
team can get you on the road to a better
you. Dr. McCartney believes the time has


come for us to take charge of our health
and become more responsible for our bod-
ies. There are also plans for children who
are overweight. Dr. McCartney now of-
fers services in Treasure Cay at Full Gos-
pel Assembly on Saturdays from 8 a.m.
to 4 p.m. For further information contact
Shammaine Hart at 242-365-8572.
Wedding Congratulations
Shenique Lowe and David Rolle ex-
changed vows on November 14th in a.
ceremony held at private home in Treasure
Cay. Officiating was Bishop Shelton Rolle
of Nassau. The ceremony was followed by
a reception in the garden. Both the bride
and groom are now residing in Treasure
Cay.

Church News
Holy Fire Dance
Explosion 2009
The Dance Ministry of Full Gospel
Assembly hosted its second annual Holy
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IMPORTANT NOTICE TO

OWNERS/OPERATORS OF


RENTAL HOMES IN THE

COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS


EFFECTS OF AMENDMENTS TO THE HOTELS ACT,

THE REAL PROPERTY TAX ACT AND

THE INTERNATIONAL PERSONS LANDHOLDING ACT


Recent amendments to the Hotels Act, Ch. 288, effective July
13, 2009 and August 5, 2009, have introduced the new definition of
"owner-occupied rental home" and, along with recent amendments
to the Real Property Tax Act, Ch. 375 and the International Persons
Landholding Act, Ch. 140, owners are being afforded a number of
benefits and incentives.

Under the Hotels Act and Real Property Tax Act and International
Persons Landholding Act, respectively, owner-occupied rental home
and owner-occupied property are defined as "property occupied by a
person who being the owner in fee simple or a mortgagor in posses-
sion, occupies and resides in such property exclusively as a dwelling
house on a permanent or seasonal basis".

Owners wishing to benefit from these amendments must apply for
a licence to operate their premises by completing an Application for
Licence to Operate under the provisions of the Hotels Act.

BENEFITS OF

THESE AMENDMENTS
(i) Real Property Taxes on licensed owner-occupied rental homes
will be calculated as follows:
(a) the first $250,000 of the market value of the property shall
be exempt;
(b) properties exceeding $250,000 but are not in excess of
$500,000 will be taxed at a rate of 3/4% per annum of the mar-
ket value, as compared to the commercial rate of 1%
(c) properties exceeding $500,000 but are not in excess of $5
million will be taxed at a rate of 1% per annum of the market
value, as compared to the commercial rate of 2%
(d) properties exceeding $5 million will be taxed at a rate of
1/4% per annum of the market value, as compared to the com-
mercial rate of 2%
(ii) The Real Property Tax Act amendment also provides for the
waiver of surcharges under certain circumstances in relation to
licensed owner-occupied property:
(a) any surcharge which has accumulated with respect to owner-
occupied property of [value] up to $250,000 shall be waived
(b) the surcharge shall be waived in relation to owner-occupied
property which exceeds $250,000 [in value], if the outstanding
real property tax is paid on or before December 31, 2009.

Revival of Surcharge

The amendment provides for the revival of surcharge and, if after
December 31, 2009 any real property tax remains outstanding in
respect of:
(a) owner -occupied property with a market value of up to
$250,000
(b) owner-occupied property which excess of $250,000
(c) other property,
then the owner of such property, shall be liable to pay a new sur-
charge of 5% of such tax per annum.


REQUIREMENTS TO

ACCESS THESE BENEFITS

1. Owners of owner-occupied rental homes wishing to take advantage
of the reduced real property taxes must provide the Chief Valuation
Officer, Business Licence/Valuation Unit, Ministry of Finance, P. 0.
Box N-13, Frederick Street, Nassau, Bahamas, tel: 242-325-1171;
fax: 242-328-8003; e-mail: busrptadministration@bahamas.gov.bs
with the Assessment Number of their property on or before October
15, 2009. Where the property is owned by a company, in order to be
re-classified as residential, the beneficial owner shall submit to the
Chief Valuation Officer an affirmation stating that such property is
occupied by the beneficial owner exclusively as a dwelling house on
a permanent or seasonal basis, which can be downloaded on-line at
www.tourismtoday. com/prelim/oorh. Real property tax billings is-
sued in October 2009 will reflect any change in the status of owner-
occupied rental homes provided the information is submitted on or
before October 15, 2009 to the Valuation Department.

2. In addition, owner-occupied rental homes must operate under a
licence obtained from the Chief Licensing Officer, Hotels Licensing
Department, Ministry of Tourism, Nassau, P. 0. Box N-3701, Nassau,
Bahamas, tel: 242-356-5216; fax: 242-356-5904; e-mail: mmosshep-
burn@bahamas.com or, in the case of Grand Bahama Island and the
Out/Family Islands, the Local Government Administrator's Office in
the relevant District.
Application forms, along with the Form IC, may be downloaded
on-line at www.tourismtoday.com/prelim/oorh, or collected from
the Hotel Licensing Department, Ministry of Tourism, Nassau, or the
relevant Local Government Administrator's Office.

3. All licensed operators/owners of owner-occupied rental homes
shall collect a hotel guest tax of six percent 6% of the total room
rate for the period during which each guest is provided with sleep-
ing accommodation at such owner-occupied home of one or more
bedrooms.
Such tax shall take immediate effect and shall, by law, be paid by
the 15 th of each month thereafter.

4. The hotel guest tax so collected by the operator (or designated
property manager/ management company/caretaker) must be paid to
the Chief Licensing Officer, Hotels Licensing Department, P. 0. Box
N-3701, Nassau Court, Nassau, Bahamas, or relevant Administra-
tor's Office on Grand Bahama or the Out/Family Islands, along with
a completed Monthly Return of Motel Guest Tax form (Form X),
which may be downloaded on-line at www.tourismtoday.corn
/preiim/oorh, no later than the fifteenth of the month next following
the month to which the return relates. Payments are to be made pay-
able to the Bahamas Public Treasury.
Additionally, amendments to The International Persons Landhold-
ing Act
i) require that fees payable under the provisions of the Act by non-
Bahamians, instead of being paid to the Secretary to the Board, be
paid directly to the Public Treasury and the Secretary to the Board
be provided evidence that payment was made to the Treasury.
ii) has replaced "single family dwelling" with "owner-occupied
property."


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More North Abaco News


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The Fragrance of Worship and Dance in
Unison, dance teams from throughout
the island assembled to be a part of this
memeorable event. Conference coordina-
tor and founder Melissa McIntosh and her
team seek to educate the participants on
new dance technique and convey informa-


Remembering
Our Children
Remembering Our Children will be
holding a Candle Lighting ceremony in
conjunction with the Worldwide Candle
Lighting by The Compassionate Friends
at Jarrett Park (next to library) in Hope
Town from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m.
Contact Erika Russell for more in-
formation regarding a ferry to and from
Marsh Harbour. If you are unable to at-
tend, please send the name of a child to
be remembered to Erika. Her contact is
366-0440 or email: arc.abaco@gmail.
com
For more information on the World-
wide Candle Lighting and The Compas-
sionate Friends, go to www.compas-
sionatefriends.org.
....that their light may always shine."


tion to them that will help to improve their
dance ministry.
This year's conference featured Min.
Necole Clarke, Min. Cleo Williams, Min.
Beryl Norris, Janet McFall, Portia Sands,
Maxine Evans, Bettymae Knowles, and Gia
Williams. These presenters hosted many
sessions that covered dance techniques and
warm up sessions, banners, pageantry and
processionals.
The highlight of the conference was a
concert held on October 25th. Many local
churches joined the host church to add to
the success of the evening. The partici-
pants of the conference all danced together
as the conference dance team. One of the
highlights of the evening was the debut
performance of little Sarai Hart, who was
featured in the grand finale event.
Unity Baptist
Youth Convention
The Youth Department of Unity Bap-
tist hosted its annual youth convention on
October 21st -25th at the church in Trea-
sure Cay. This year's convention featured
guest speaker Rev. Dianna Francis of First
Baptist Church in Nassau and Prophetess
Denise Mather. Large crowds gathered
nightly in search of a word, healing and
deliverance.
On Friday the Bahamas leading gospel
ensemble Shaback ministered in a few


song. This treat was greatly appreciated
by the crowd who raved about the talented
singers. On Saturday the organizing com-
mittee hosted a youth talent showcase that
featured our local talent at its best. The
services climaxed on Sunday with a special
service.
Banquet will honor
faithful members
The pastoral leadership team and mem-
ber of Full Gospel Assembly will honor
two of their members who have served
faithfully for decades in the Women's Min-
istry Department. They are Elder Nathalie
Bodie and Deaconess Olive Forbes. They
have provided service above self and the
church body would like to give them their
roses while they are alive. A special ban-
quet will be held on December 5th at the
Touch of Class Restaurant. Tickets can be
purchased at the church office. On Decem-
ber 6th a special church service will be held
to celebrate Elder Bodie's 80th birthday.
Grand Opening
The Church of God Cathedral in Coo-
per's Town has for the last few years raised
funds for the completion of its newly con-
structed edifice. On November 29th the
labor of the members will be rewarded as
the church celebrates the grand opening.
Bishop Archilus Cooper, host pastor, and
his team is extending a warm welcome to
the public to celebrate with them. The new
church building is located on the South
Side road in Cooper's Town.
Women in
Ministry Conference
The Women's Ministry of End Time
Harvest invites the public to join them


for its 12th Annual Women's in Minis-
try Conference. Under the theme Change
women will gather to seek an awesome
move of God. Guest speakers for this
year's conference includes Evangelist
Dawkins of Zion Baptist, Min. Christine
Curry of New Hope, Lady Carmen Cor-
nish of Change Ministry, Mother Doreen
Mills of End Time Harvest and a special
guest speaker. The conference will be held
November 23rd to 29th at the church in
Crown Haven. Services will begin nightly
at 7:30pm. Bishop Tyrone Mills is the Se-
nior Pastor and Overseer of the Ministry.
Prophetic Healing
Conference
Evangelist Don Gibson visited Abaco
on November 26th to 28th. Her ministry
hosted nights of services at Revival Time
Pentecostal Ministry in Cooper's Town.
The conference brought healing, deliver-
ance and breakthroughs to those in atten-
dance.
Pastoral Anniversary
Celebrations
A year has gone by quickly since the
installation of Pastor Cedric Bullard as
Senior Pastor at Revival Time Pentecostal
church in Cooper's Town. The leadership
team along with the members of the Min-
istry recognized Pastor Cedric and Lady
Gertrude Bullard on their first anniversary
as leaders in that Ministry. Throughout the
week of services testimonies were given
in appreciation of the service, dedication
and work of the couple.
Since the couple has occupied their re-
spected posts, revival has become more
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By Navardo Saunders
A Central Abaco Farmers' Association
has been formed for farmers to come to-
gether and assist each other and speak with
a united voice about their concerns and
needs. The association was formed during
a Farmer's Empowerment Seminar hosted
by officials of the Bahamas Agricultural
and Industrial Corporation and was held at
Abaco Central High School on November
13. About 60 farmers and aspiring farmers
participated in the seminar.


Edson Key, Executive Chairman of
BAIC, urged the farmers to work with one
another to accomplish their goals. "You must
pull together," he said, "because oftentimes
one farmer has exactly what another farmer
needs. So it is important to network." BAIC
will give the association a $20,000 start-up
capital for seeds and/or equipment.
So far, BAIC has given about 140 per-
sons plots of land to farm in the Central
Abaco District. And the corporation still
has a lot of land available for persons inter-


ested in farming. The land is being leased
with one major stipulation: Use or lose it.
Mr. Key said land that is not being
farmed on will be taken back and given
to others who have an interest in farm-
ing. "It's only fair if the land is just sit-
ting there that it be given to someone who
intends to do something with it," he said.
During the meeting farmers discussed
problems they were experiencing at their
farms such as weeds growing quickly and
interfering with their crops. Mr. Key said
that is the whole idea of forming the soci-
ety, one of which will also be formed in
North and South Abaco. "We want you
to dialogue with one another," he said.
"This way you will find ways and tech-
niques to improve your products."
BAIC executive D.L Major told the
farmers that if they are serious and work
hard, they could make millions of dollars.
"Done right farming is a very lucrative
business," he said. "Everybody has to eat.


Everybody needs food in order to live. So
there is a whole lot of money to be made,
particularly since the world's population is
increasing."
Mr. Major encouraged the farmers to
continually educate themselves about the
industry. "Farming has evolved so much,"
he said. "Things have changed a lot. Gone
are the days when people stand in the field
with a pick axe toiling in the hot sun. There
are easier, more efficient ways to cultivate
produce."
Mr. Major suggested the society start
an educational arm to keep up to date with
the latest technology. "It will make every-
thing so much easier," he said. "Farmers
who work together accomplish more," he
noted. "You learn from each other. You
help each other meet the other's objectives.
It just makes sense."
The BAIC is headed to North Abaco on
December 5 to establish another farmer's
association.


Stephen Knowles, newly elected President of the Central Abaco Farmers' Association,
is addressing the large group of people interested in farming. Seated at the head table is
Edison Key, MP for South Abaco who is delighted at the response of the public to farm-
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than just apart of the church name but a
reality. The Ministry has seen tremendous
growth in every area that the church has
established. Services were held nightly
during the week of November 2nd to the
8th. Specially invited guest speakers all
delivered sermons encouraging the couple.
On November 8th a special service cli-
maxed the celebration and Pastor and Lady
Bullard were honored in grand style.
Revival Hosted
The Cities of Refuge Ministries in
Treasure Cay hosted three nights of re-
vival services on November llth to 14th.
Guest speaker was Pastor Garth Roberts of
Grand Bahama. The services presented an
awesome worship experience as the Word
of God was proclaimed. Senior Pastor
Bridgette Thurston-Mills is very grateful
for the support that was shown.
Conference Invitation
Pastor Carlton and Lady Lavina McIn-
tosh and the family of the Wisdom Chang-
ing Center invites you to be a part of their
upcoming conference. The conference is
entitled Unleashing Kingdom Authority.
The conference will be held December 2nd
to the 4th. Guest speakers for the confer-
ence include Apostle Raymond Wells, Pas-


tor Samuel Cornish and host pastor, Pas-
tor Carlton Mclntosh. Service will begin
nightly at 7:15 p.m. The public is invited
to join them for the ultimate worship expe-
rience as this will be a life changing event.
Pastoral Anniversary
The members of End Time Harvest
Ministries celebrated with their pastor 18
years of committed ministry at that edifice.
The week of celebration began on Novem-
ber 11th and climaxed on the 16th with ser-
vices held nightly. The speakers included
Pastor Lawrence Arnett of Soul Saving
Ministries, Pastor John McIntosh of New
Hope Baptist Church, and Pastor Samuel
Cornish of Change Ministries Internation-
al.. On Sunday evening the last service was
held followed by an appreciation luncheon.
The theme for this year's celebration
was Anointed to preach the End Time
gospel. Testimony of the faithfulness of
Bishop Tyrone and Mother Doreen Mills
(honorees) was heard throughout the dura-
tion of the celebration as the work that they
are doing is surely speaking for them.


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By Mirella Santillo
For the last eight months d'Shan May-
cock, Education Officer at Friends of
the Environment, has been meeting with
stakeholders throughout Abaco regarding
threats to the crawfish on Abaco. Subse-
quent survey meetings in the community
and one-on-one conversations with fisher-
men helped determine that the main threat
to lobsters on Abaco was the fishing of un-
dersized lobsters.
Besides humans the lobster faces anoth-
er natural threat (as identified by the lo-
cal Abaco fishing community), the lionfish
which eat its spawn, thereby destroying
millions of eggs. Controlling the lionfish
seemed to be more difficult than making
humans aware of how their actions could
help keep the species alive and in sufficient
number to support a healthy fishing indus-
try.
Trying to change people's behavior, to
teach fishermen not to catch undersized
crustaceans and to keep people in the com-
munity and in restaurants from buying
them became, therefore, the main objective
of the conservation campaign .Friends of
the Environment has been working along
with an international organization called
Rare that is sponsoring this campaign and
trains conservationists around the world in
executing social marketing campaigns. The
goal of Rare Planet is to help communities
reduce the threatening factors to their en-
vironment by teaching key people in these
communities to apply marketing tech-
niques to awareness campaigns. Training
is offered to bring these goals to fruition.


Mrs. Maycock attended two training
sessions held at Rare headquarters in Ar-
lington, Virginia. She came back to Marsh
Harbour from the second training at the
end of October. Since she returned to
work, she has been actively working to ap-
ply the marketing techniques she learnt to
the Abaco Lobster Pride Campaign.
The Pride Campaign is a social market-
ing campaign directed at people via the use
of newspapers, flyers, bumper stickers,
t-shirts and billboards with the help of a
logo, a human-sized mascot, even of mu-
sic, anything that will turn people's atten-
tion to the desired subject.
Mrs. Maycock's first job was to create
these marketing tools with the help of local
artists and creative residents. The slogan
Size Matters has already been chosen. It
will be proffered at every possible occa-
sion.
A meeting with five artists already took
place on November 5th and designs should
be submitted and approved before the end
of November. In the meantime preliminary
drafts of activities for all audiences are be-
ing assembled, and an incentive program
for fishermen is being worked on in part-
nership with the Department of Marine
Resources. Later there will be multi-media
art competitions in photography, drawing
or painting. The campaign will run for one
year until November 2010.
Volunteers are needed to help with the
campaign and some of the material, such
as a book. Persons interested may contact
Mrs. Maycock at Friends of the Environ-
ment at 367- 2721.


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Commercial customers whose electricity supplies
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Delphi Lodge a new bonefish lodge that just opened


By Jennifer Hudson
South Abaco is receiving much atten-
tion these days with several new upscale
developments 'in the works." A first class
addition to the area is the Delphi Lodge
which opened its doors to guests just a few
weeks ago. This luxury bonefishing lodge
is situated on the east coast, 24 miles south
of Marsh Harbour on a magnificent stretch
of sandy beach known as Rolling Harbour.
Standing 50 feet above sea level, it com-
mands panoramic views of the beautiful
Atlantic coastline.
The elegant lodge itself is built in the
style of an 18th century plantation house
surrounded by wrap around porches, and
everything about it is first class. The great
room features an enormous dining table
where guests all dine together and plenty
of comfortable seating in which one can re-
lax and gaze out through the large wall of
glass doors and enjoy the spectacular ocean
view. It is furnished with many fine an-
tiques and pieces from Europe. An "hon-
esty bar" and piano complete the homey
atmosphere. Above the great room runs
a gallery of "fishing paraphernalia" and
beachwear for sale.
A library, which is stocked with a va-
riety of books ranging from fly fishing
to birdwatching and fiction, also contains
board games for wet days, a computer and
a television. This is the only television in
the lodge and was put there rather reluc-
tantly by owner Peter Mantle who says, "It
is only for sporting emergencies or global
meltdowns." There are no televisions in the
private rooms as it is his wish for guests to


interact and be sociable. His aspiration is
for the Delphi Lodge not to be a hotel but
to have the atmosphere of a private house
party --- "a relaxed gathering of kindred
spirits." Most of the eight bedrooms are on
the ground floor with wonderful views of
the ocean. They are furnished either with
super king size beds or queen size twins
and boast solid mahogany doors, cedar
closets and Eastern oiled white pine floors.
The entire building is surrounded by lush
landscaped grounds with terraces leading
down to the sea and an infinity pool with
sun loungers.
Peter Mantle, owner of the Delphi
Lodge, Abaco, is also owner of the Del-
phi Lodge in Connemara, Ireland, which
he established in 1995. He will initially be
marketing Abaco to his original customer
base but plans eventually for a 50/50 split
of clientele from the United States and Eu-
rope. He would like to encourage a small
local trade for dinner in the evenings. Din-
ner will be at 7 p.m. preceded by canap6s
at 6 p.m. for a flat rate of $75 with reser-
vations required by noon. "There will be
one set menu, though special dietary needs
can be catered for, and everyone will sit
together at the one large dining table just as
at a dinner party so it will be very sociable.
This is how we do it in Ireland, and people
really enjoy the informality and commonal-
ity," said Mr. Mantle. "We have real good
food and an excellent wine cellar. Our
head chef is from Ireland and has worked
in several Michelin-starred restaurants in
Europe. I am trying to get a local chef to
join him," he added.


The Delphi Lodge owns four bone-
fishing skiffs and calls in local guides as
needed to take fishermen out for a great
experience on the nearby world class bone-
fishing flats of the Marls and Cherokee
Sound. "We are not aiming just at fisher
folk but also at non-fishers because of our
unique atmosphere and location,' stated
Mr. Mantle. Non-fishers can enjoy beach
combing, snorkeling, bird watching, re-
laxing in and around the infinity pool or


enjoying a soothing massage in one of the
pool-side cabanas. "We would like to pro-
vide guests with an experience they will go
away talking about."
General Manager of the Delphi Lodge
is Sandy Walker, who has previously
worked at the Delphi Lodge in Ireland.
Mr. Mantle hopes to employ at least one
dozen local staff both inside and outside
and hopes to make a significant contribu-
tion to Abaco's economy.


Dephi Club is a new upscale bonefish lodge that i, ruial opened in South Abaco. It has
eight rooms and is well appointed. It will appeal to those who want to get away and be
pampered in luxurious surroundings. The Irish owners expect to bring their guests from
Ireland and other parts of Europe. The Club overlooks Rolling Harbour, a gorgeous
beach south of Bahama Palm Shores.


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monthly. Contact 367-4693


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A/C, washer & dryer, water & cable included.
Asking $1000 monthly. Call 242-577-0104
Guana Cay 2 bedroom apt. harbour view $900/
mo. long term. Also available weekly. Call
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homes with pools, private docks, etc., ideal for
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after 5 pm
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dryer, water included. Ph. 367-0209
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very spacious, harbour view, near restaurants,
washer & dryer, A/C. $1500/ mo. Call 376-
2252/ 367-2431
Murphy Town apartment, fully furnished.
$800/ month. For further info call 357-6876
2 bed/ 1.5 bath cottage, partly furnished, A/C,
washer, dryer, very secluded with ocean views.
$1150 monthly & utilities. Contact 367-0124
or 475-1279




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
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bath w/ Jack & Jill shower. Purchase includes
additional lot ensuring unobstructed views. New
roof 2008. Purchase includes all furnishings.
Purchase price $299,000 net to seller. View
property at www.greatguanarentals.com. Call
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ther information, contact 366-4469 or 366-4151
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Benjamin Pinder looks back over his years in Sandy Point


By Jennifer Hudson
Mr. Benjamin Alexander Pinder is well
known on Abaco, especially in the South,
as he holds the important position of Ad-
ministrator for South Abaco. He resides in
Sandy Point where he was born on June 5,
1946, the eldest of 10 children, seven girls
and three boys, to Simeon Leon and Lottie
Louise Pinder. His father came to Sandy
Point from Grand Bahama as a child but
his mother's lineage goes right back as far
as the inception of Sandy Point. An ances-
tor, James Lightbourn, was one of the first
settlers of Sandy Point having migrated
from Cherokee in the 1890's.
Mr. Pinder attended the Sandy Point
All Age School in Sandy Point which was
then just one big open room divided into
sections according to age. There was only
one teacher, Mr. James Pinder, who was
Benjamin's great uncle and after whom
the school was named. The head teacher
was assisted by monitors, and students
stayed in school until the leaving age of
fourteen. Discipline was strict and cleanli-
ness was all important. Every morning stu-
dents formed an assembly line to enter the
school and Mr. Pinder would walk along
the line, cane in hand making sure that ev-
eryone was properly attired, hair combed
and nails clean. Everyone knew that pun-
ishment awaited if they fell short of the
expected standard. If this was the case, the
student was sent out to select his or her own
cane to be punished with. Subjects taught
were writing, spelling, mathematics, Eng-
lish, religious knowledge and physical
education. The two churches in the vil-
lage at that time were Mount Zion Baptist


Benjamin Pinder


Church and
St. Martin's
Anglican
Church of
which Mr.
Pinder is a
member.
He became
a lay reader
and later a
catechist af-


ter the death of his great uncle.
When not in school, Benjamin and his
friends would go fishing on the beach and
the rocks, looking for whelks and crab-
bing. If the weather was blowing they
would spend their time shooting marbles,
playing ball games and rolling their hoops
through the settlement. Sandy Point was a
fishing village and much fishing was done
around Gorda Cay where wild boars were
also hunted.
"No one ever went into Marsh Harbour
in those days. That was a no-no as we were
completely cut off from other communities
since the road was not built until the late
1960s. Sometimes we would go to Cross-
ing Rocks by boat," he reminisced. Com-
munication with the outside world was
sporadic as the mail boat did not even get
to Sandy Point every week, depending on
the weather. Fishing boats would go from
Sandy Point into Nassau and that is mainly
how the residents obtained their supplies.
After leaving school at the stipulated age
of 14, the young Benjamin Pinder learned
carpentry from boat builder, Theophilus
Thompson and took up telegraphy. At age
15 he traveled to Nassau where he was tak-


en on as a trainee telegraphist and worked
for Batelco from 1962 to 1968. During that
time Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham was
also a telegraphy student. Whilst work-
ing at the main office in Nassau, Benja-
min Pinder was sent as a relief operator to
Mastic Point and Staniel Creek, Andros,
for a short time.
When he returned home to Sandy Point
in 1968, there was still no road or electric-
ity to the settlement. He earned his living
as a fisherman, going out with his father in
a little boat called Millis. Sometimes they
would be out for as long as a month in this
little 35 to 40-foot boat catching crawfish
and scale fish.
Mr. Pinder is a skilled carpenter and
says that in addition to his own boat, he
built quite a few skiffs which he describes
as a cross between the Abaco dinghy and
the skiffs that are used today. In total he
has built 95 boats, each one measuring
about 14 to 16 feet and taking about three
to four weeks to construct. Some were sold
locally and some were for the government.
He is proud to say that some of these
boats are still around today and, in fact, he
still uses one which he built in the 1980s.
He originally built her for Capt. Ernest
Dean but, having been destroyed by Hur-
ricane Floyd, she was thrown on the dump.
Mr. Pinder rescued and refurbished her,
and that is the boat he still uses to this day.
His talents in carpentry and building were
put to full use in the building of his own
home which he has in later years expanded
and stands as a fine testimony to his work-
manship.
When local government was first in-


stituted in 1996 Mr. Pinder immediately
became involved and was elected to the
Sandy Point Town Committee and went
on to be elected Chief Councillor of the
South Abaco District Council. In 1999 Mr.
Pinder was asked by the Prime Minister to
leave his life of fishing and accept the post
of Administrator.
During his five months of Administra-
tor's training in Nassau his home was terri-
bly destroyed by Hurricane Floyd so he re-
turned home every other weekend to make
repairs. On the completion of his training
Mr. Pinder returned to Sandy Point where
local government was keen to have some-
one from the local community serving to
see how it would work out. He served in
the capacity of Administrator for a period
of three and a half years.
When the PLP party came into power
Mr. Pinder's contract was not renewed,
but in 2007 when the FNM regained power
once more, he was asked back to serve and
continues to do so to this day.
When asked about developments in
Sandy Point and how they have affected
the settlement, Mr. Pinder's opinions were
varied. "Although the population has not
changed much, I have noticed a big change
in the atmosphere of the community here,"
he stated. "When I was a child there was
a togetherness here, even among the fish-
ermen who would always share their first
catch throughout the community. There
was a love for one another; we all knew
if someone was sick or hurting and would

Please see Pinder Page 27


Church sti


Eastern Abaco Region of

The Methodist Church


All are welcome to worship with us
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Methodi!
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If you would like your church
listed here, call 367-2677


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


We exist to:

Train, Love
and Send


Sunday
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 f Saves


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


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


Sunday Services
9:30 & 11
Mission House
366-0400


Epworth Chapel
Cherokee Sound
Sunday Services
11 a.m. & 7 p.m.
Mission House
366-2249


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


business service


directory


Abaco A & D Trucking
.... Call us
Timothy
or Adele
McDonald
Phone 577-0184 577-0220
RO. BoxAB 20432, Marsh Harbour, Abaco


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Tel: 242-367-2655 Fax: 242-367-2464
Cell: 242-577-5322 242-359-6839


Abaco Island Pharmacy
Prescriptions Testing
Beauty Supplies Vitamins
Ricardo Miller, Pharmacist
Hours 8:30 am 6 pm
Sunday 9 am 12 Noon
Ph. 367-2544
Cell 554-8183
Dove Plaza, Marsh Harb.
Fax 367-6544
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With dependable service
Office Location: Forest Drive
Cell Phone: 458-0692


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Pinder From Page 26

spend all day and night to assist." In the
1980s, according to Mr. Pinder, there was
a change for the worse as illegal activities
began taking place which caused division
in the community as some then had money.
On the positive side, a road was built
which gave access into Marsh Harbour.
Also an airport at Sandy Point was built,
first just for emergencies but now Cat Is-
land Air comes in commercially on a regu-
lar basis. The hurricane shelter at Sands
Cove owes its existence to Mr. Pinder,
who decided several years ago to have land
there cleared for a shelter which was very
much needed and today the building serves
as a community centre.
Something which greatly concerns Mr.
Pinder is the fact that although new projects
are coming on stream in the area around
Sandy Point, they are not providing the op-
portunities for employment that were hoped
for. Though some residents have been hired
by the Disney company, it was hoped that
many more would have been. Neither Wind-
ing Bay nor Schooner Bay are employing
people from Sandy Point, according to Mr.
Pinder, and no programmes have been put
in place there to assist the residents in get-
ting jobs. He did, however, praise Ameri-
can Bridge for hiring and training men from
Sandy Point. Most men still follow the tra-
ditional job of fishing.
The residents of Sands Cove, the new
housing division on higher ground several
miles outside Sandy Point, have Mr. Pinder
to thank for being instrumental in making
it possible for them to have homes there.
The was no Crown Land in the area, and
the young people were asking for land. He
persuaded the government to do something
in the area. This action got Sands Cove on


the move. Phase 1 is already sold out with
people moving in and application has now
been made for Phase 2.
In 1966 Mr. Benjamin Alexander Pinder
and Miss Virginia Alexandria Ritchie, who
had come to Sandy Point from Long Island
to live with her sister, were joined in Holy
Matrimony. The couple met when they
were 15 years old and married at the age
of 19. They were later blessed with three
boys and three girls. Their eldest daughter,
Constance Delancy, is a lawyer; Joycelyn
Mackey, the middle daughter, manages the
Royal Bank of Canada on Exuma; and the
youngest daughter, Francita Pinder, has
just begun work at Commonwealth Bank.
Of the boys, the eldest and the youngest,
Terrance and Bartholomew, are Sandy
Point fishermen, and middle son, Roger,
works for an offshore bank in Nassau. The
12 grandchildren produced make Benjamin
and Virginia very proud grandparents.
Mr. Benjamin Pinder has always been
a man deeply committed to assisting his
community, and in 1998 he was honored
with the Community of The Bahamas
Silver Jubilee Award in Recognition of
his Outstanding Contribution to National
Family Island Development. This year
he was awarded the Queen's Certificate
and Badge of Honour in further recogni-
tion of his devoted and valuable service.
He was involved with the Sandy Point
Improvement Association and served for
three years as chairman in the 1980s. He
has been a part of the Burial Society since
the 80s and still serves as chairman and is
part of the Mount Hiram Lodge of Free-
masons. Mr. Pinder is a "gentle man" in
every sense of the word, extremely caring
towards his family as well as his commu-
nity. He is very approachable and always
willing to assist in any way he can.


Seniors enjoy a
movie and lunch
By Samantha V. Evans
It has become a tradition at Friendship
Tabernacle Church that every October the
seniors are treated to a movie and lunch at
the church as a part of the Older Person's
month Celebrations. The theme for this
year was Celebrating the 10th Anniversary
of the International Year of Older Persons:
Towards a Society for All Ages. On Abaco
Assistant Director Charlamae Fernander
and her team prepared a calendar of activi-
ties to honor the seniors including an island
tour and church service recorded at Baha-
mas Christian Network. On October 23rd
approximately 60 seniors saw a movie and
were treated to a hearty lunch at the church
sponsored by the Abaco Rotary Club. This
was a lively group of seniors who have
strong singing voices and did a fabulous
job raising their voices unto the Lord.
Marital Spousal Rape Seminar
By Samantha V. Evans
The topic of Marital Spousal Rape has
been debated a great deal in the past few
months and on November 12th the Royal
Bahamas Police Force prepared a panel
of experts to hold a seminar on the issue.
The seminar took place at Friendship Tab-
ernacle Church. Insp. Edric Poitier led
the seminar stating that even though many
persons have been debating the topic, no
amount of argument or debate will change
this law. The law presently states that the
definition of rape is the act of any person
not under 14 years of age having sexual
intercourse with another person who is not


his spouse.
The new law proposes to remove the last
phrase "who is not his spouse." The focus
of this seminar was to embrace the changes
proposed to the law so that life can be com-
fortable for each marital partner.
A lively group was in attendance to
dialogue and to learn what this new law
means for them in their marital relation-
ship. Single persons were also present to
learn about the law as well.
Insp. Poitier believes that government
should pass more laws. Then fewer people
will commit offenses simply because they are
against the law. He believes that morality can
and should be legislated by government.
Pastor A.B. Lewis addressed the semi-
nar from a Biblical perspective. If mar-
riage is to work, he stated that God must
be at the center.
Vanria Lightbourn spoke to the attend-
ees from a legal perspective. The final
presenter was Father Earl Hepburn who
looked at various acts of sexual violence
within the Bible. He stated that sexual vi-
olence is not new. He clarified that even
though by law marriage is a contract, it is
a covenant with God which is more impor-
tant than any contract.
A lively debate and discussion followed.
Insp. Poitier explained that the amendment
to the Act is needed as under the current
law many men are taking advantage of
their wives especially men who have been
separated from their wives for years and
those who are known to be promiscuous.
He stated that this law is mainly to protect
the women who are being hurt.


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Items for Sale. Commercial Service. Cars & Boats


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




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
Used office furniture, desks, chairs, confer-
ence table and book shelves. Call 367-5415 for
more info.
Gorgeous wood floor 300 sq. ft. maple wood,
4%4" wide, tobacco color, cork & adhesive.
$1500. In Treasure Cay. Call 904-349-8740
Maytag Microwave model mmv4205, black.
1150 watts $200. Frigidaire Freezer model
LFFCO924DWI $300. GE Gas Clothes Dry-
er DBXR463GDICC $400. Eureka Vac, The
Boss Smart Vac, $150
410 Pump Shotgun for sale. PLease call 367-
4185 for further information
15 grouper traps, 6 months old,$110 each.Call
477-5991



Business for sale, building not included.
Monthly rent on building is affordable. Matil-
da's Snack Shack located at Simmons Place,
Marsh Harbour, fully equipped. Rock bottom
price of $15,000. Owner is leaving the area.


mOT : &7 MA: ~R~INE ~ITE MS
FO6AL


2000 Suzuki Grand Vitara, 4WD, power locks
and windows, good condition. $5,500 OBO.
Call 365-6455
2001 Ford Explorer, fully loaded, 3d row seat,
dood condition. $10,000 OBO. Call 365-4655





Dock space up to 60' in Treasure Cay, water &
electric included. Well protected, great location.
Call 904-349-8740
Yanmar Diesel Engine, 170 hp, low hours,
no transmission, perfect for outdrive. Asking
t0Rn n00n rCal lKeith nt 6-t60nn06


2005 Caribe Boat, w/ 2005 20 HP Honda en-
gine w/ 21 hrs. Boat cover, SS cable for lifting
boat. $7500 Contact 365-5295


18' Manta, 1999 Yamaha 150, vey low hours
(appox. 200), 4 blade S/S prop, Lenco S/S Sport
trim tabs Sea Star hydraulic steering. Clarion
stereo system. Sport Gauges/Steering Wheel.
Boat was redone in Oct. '06, all accessories
new then. Completely turn key. Very fast (50 +
mph). Asking $8,500 OBO. Call 359-6019 or
e-mail at ryan@abacoconstruction.com


22' Rosborough Sea Skiff, 1997, Honda 90,
291 hrs. trailer, DUTY PAID. well equipped.
at Outboard Shop. Asking $25,000. Call 519-
671-6354


26' Mako w/ twin 130 HP Johnsons. Asking
$12,000. Call 366-0065


26' Intrepid '91, 2 Johnson 175 HP ('98) Good
condition, A/C, generator, new batteries and
trailer. DUTY PAID. Asking $14,900. Contact
Capt Charles Jones 242-365-0438 or Edward
Cole at 432-263-5000


26' Stamas, Tough, seaworthy, 4-5 GPH @
16 to 20 kts, 230 HP Yanmar Diesel/637 hrs.,
Irg V-berth, dinette, private electric head, 90 gal
fuel, 20 gal fresh water. Garmin GPS & depth/
fishfinder, stereo, 2 bilge pumps, new 4 D bat-
tery, new bronze thru-hull fittings, full cockpit
Bimini top. Duty paid. $35,000 367-2584 or
357-6504


26' Custom Fiberglass Commercial Fishing
Boat by Florida Marine, twin 200 HP Yamahas,
220 gal gas, 25 gal water, 85 gal circulating
well, hydraulic steering, VHF, depth finder &
GPS, stereo, T-top, rocket launcher, raised bow
platform, all cushions, extensive dry storage,
rod holders. DUTY PAID. A deal at 32K. Call
242-366-0122


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ELBOW CAY
Charming residence designed with
two 2 bedroom, 2 bath apartments,
a large 2 car garage and utility room.
$580,000. Ref. AS11158


MARSH HARBOUR
Sea view 2 bedroom condos and 3
bedroom penthouses in a gated de-
velopment with pool and beach.
Starting at $595,000. Ref. AS10890
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MARSH HARBOUR
Situated on a double lot this canal-
front home has a spacious floorplan
with 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms.
$1,350,000. Ref. AS11270


LONG BEACH
Brand new beach home has 5 bed-
rooms, 3 baths, high ceilings, veran-
dah, rec room, and garage/workshop.
$795,000. Ref. AS10905


SCOTLAND CAY
On a quiet island paradise, this
ocean view home has 4 bedrooms,
2 baths, and a garage.
$799,000. Ref. AS11241


TREASURE CAY
A stunning 15 acre parcel of lush, el-
evated land and 630 feet of water
frontage on the Sea of Abaco.
$1,4000,000. Ref. AS10886

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WHITE SOUND, ELBOW CAY: 13,770 sq. ft. lot near beach. $215,000. AS11205
NORTH END, ELBOW CAY: 19,974 sq. ft. oceanfront lot with 120 ft. of beach
and foundation for a 2,600 sq. ft., 4 bedroom home. $695,000. Ref. AS11144
BREEZY HILL, ELBOW CAY: 10,494 sq. ft. elevated lot. $132,000. PS10603
TREASURE CAY: 22,574 sq. ft. lot with 10 ft. elevations, 100 ft. of water-
frontage, and easy access to all amenities. $120,000. AS11061
AUNT PAT'S BAY, ELBOW CAY: 14,914 sq. ft. corner lot with 35 ft. elevations.
Community dockage. Nearby Tahiti Beach and Hope Town. $364,000. PS10661
TILLOO CAY: 16,000 sq. ft. homesite on a private island community. Near the
community dock. EDir Tirir, available. $150,000. PS10630
CENTRAL ABACO: 5 acre beachfront tract between Marsh Harbour and Treas-
ure Cay. Good elevations and utilities. $650,000. AS10756
MARNIE'S LANDING, ELBOW CAY: Half acre building sites in a private waterfront
community with electricity, dock slip, and beach access. $595,000. PS10659
MARSH HARBOUR: 9,750 sq. ft. sea view lot in gated Sunrise Bay. All ameni-
ties nearby. $249,900. AS11026
LUBBERS QUARTERS: 10,489 sq. ft. homesite in the Abaco Ocean Club. Near
the community dock. $77,000. AS10969
BAKER'S HEIGHTS: 41.6 acre sea view tract. $1,040,000. AB5178
THE ABACO CLUB, WINDING BAY: Superb 1+ acre beachfront, oceanfront, and
golf course estate lots. Starting at $1,900,000
GUANA CAY: 6,811 sq. ft. sea and oceanview lot within the Shipwreck Subdi-
vision. Nearby the new community dock and beaches. $125,000. AS10891
TREASURE CAY: 15 acre estate with elevations to 70 ft. and 630 ft. on the Sea
of Abaco. $1,400,000. AS10886
DOLPHIN BEACH ESTATES: Collection of homesites within a beachfront com-
munity. Hilltop lots starting at $150,000. Waterfront lots starting at
$395,000. Beachfront lots starting at $595,000.
GREAT ABACO CLUB: 7,630 sq. ft. canalfront lot in a gated community. Nearby
amenities including pool, tennis courts, and beach. $225,000. AS10731

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3 bedroom, 2 bath home, just across
from the beach, offering a large pool
and deck space for entertaining.
$795,000. Ref. PS10665


ELBOW CAY
Serene 3 bedroom, 3 bath home on
the beach, comprised of 2 buildings
connected by a wrap-around deck.
$1,390,000. Ref. PS10616

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MARSH HARBOUR
Recently renovated commercial
property in the downtown area. This
small lodging facility is a great in-
vestment. $650,000. Ref. AS11282


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Two harbour view villas totalling 4
bedrooms and 4 baths with large
deck, pool, and private dockage.
$2,415,000. Ref. AS11127


MARSH HARBOUR
Spacious turn-key 2 bedroom, 2
bathroom condo, fully equipped and
centrally located.
$286,500. Ref. AS10622


THE ABACO CLUB, WINDING BAY
Stunning estate with 200 feet of
beachfront and privacy. 1.626 acres
with 5 star amenities.
$1,795,000. Ref. AS10802





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Stunning estate residence has 7
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acres in this exclusive golf retreat.
$11,750,000. Ref. AS11098


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THE ABACO CLUB, WINDING BAY
A unique beauty, this 4 bedroom, 4.5
bath home has exquisite finishes
and exclusive Club amenities.
$3,995,000. Ref. AS10701









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A unique parcel of land with dramatic C(
views comprising of 17,000 sq. feet tu
near the club house. ar
$500,000. Ref. AS11263


SeaSalt, ELBOW CAY
This newly built, 1,600
sq. ft. residence featuring
3 bedrooms and 2 baths,
occupies an ample 5,595
sq. ft. homesite with
panoramic ocean views.
$579,000. PS10640


ELBOW CAY
9,826 sq. ft. lot just south
of Hope Town Settlement.
Ideal as a homesite, and is
one of the rare properties
available here suited for
commercial development.
$90,000. AS11109


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ozy 2 bedroom, 1 bath cottage fea-
ring a screened-in Bahama Room
id sundeck.
$150,850. Ref. AS11033


The Crossing
MARSH HARBOUR
'^. This 2 bedroom, 2.5
bathroom turn-key condo
is fully equipped and beau-
tifully furnished. Central
a/c, covered porch,
swimming pool and
steps away from the ferry
Sdock and downtown.
). $1,800/week. AR10596


MARSH HARBOUR COMMERCIAL
Rare opportunity to purchase this
6,575 sq. ft. commercial building on
1.5 acres. Great investment.
$795,000. Ref. AS11118


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