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JANUARY 15th, 2010

Green Turtle opens the New Year with Junkanoo

Annual event draws hundreds to view Junkanoo rush

This year's Junkanoo on Green Turtle Cay commemorated the death of Ramona, who was always enthusiasm tic about Junkanoo before
her premature death. The dancers rush through the narrow streets of town attracting many to join them in the unique l iilo,. of the |
dance. The elaborate costumes are created by both the adults and children of the community.

By Navardo Saunders
Hundreds of people gathered on Green
Turtle Cay again this year for the annual
New Year's Day festival and Junkanoo
rush. A live band, which performed on
a basketball court, captivated the crowd
while the Junkanoo group prepared for
its much anticipated performance. As the
group lined up a short distance from the
crowd, everyone seemed to stop, captivat-
ed by the large colourful costumes. Some-
time after 2 p.m., the sounds of Junkanoo
came alive and the thick crowd which
clogged the streets gave way to the group.
The first costume, which towered above
everything around it, comprised a picture
of former group member, Ramona, who
recently passed away. The performance
was in remembrance of her, who members
described as outgoing, friendly and pas-
sionate about Junkanoo.
As the dancers made their way through
the streets, people joined in, dancing to the
pulsating sounds of the goat skin drums,
cowbells and whistles.
Ann and Mike Simpson from West Palm
Beach said they have made the New Year's
festival a tradition. "We've been coming
for years," Mr. Simpson said. "You kid-
ding me, who would want to miss this.
It's spectacular, especially the Junkanoo.
We always have a good time." They were
among dozens of people who trailed the
Please see Junkanoo Page 2

The Rotary Club of Abaco holds a golf tournament at Treasure Cay annually to raise
nds for -\i,i/, iile, charities. This year Gentry Morris, President of the Rotary Club
of Abaco, is presenting the first place trophy to Steve Pedican, who was part of a four-
man team, i i il' James Gomez looks on. The others on the team were Mark Morral and
Inga Kline. On the right is Camille Farquharsom and on the left is Brian Thompson.
See story on page 14.

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Four men charged with murder
On January 8 four men from Spring City January 11 to face the charges brought
were charged with the murder of Adam against them.
Evans and taken into police custody. They
appeared before the Magistrate's Court on Please see Arraignment Page 6

I Three are rescued
from disabled ketch


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Three were rescued from this sailboat when it was about 85 miles off North Abaco.
The Coast Guard dropped a man into the rough seas at night to help the three swim to
where they could be picked up in a basket. The people were all in their late 60s and
70s. It was too rough to save the boat, but two weeks later beached itself on the shore
of South Abaco. See story on page 15.

Native art is displayed in elaborate costumes

Junkanoo From Page 1
Junkanoo group as they performed a va-
riety of sounds, including a number of
Christmas carols.
Following the Junkanoo group's perfor-
mance, the band revved up its engine once
again and filled the atmosphere with sea-
sonal music, as people continued to have
a good time dancing, eating and drinking.
The recreation park on the cay was
buzzing with activity as many people lined
up outside large tents to buy a variety of
mouth-watering Bahamian food includ-
ing guava duff, lobster salad, and coconut
cakes and tarts. A variety of liquor and
handmade jewelry were also being sold
to eager patrons many of whom traveled

from overseas just to take part in the event.
While the highlight of the festival for
most people was the Junkanoo rush, the
highlight for many of the young men was
seeing several scantily clad models in two-
piece bathing suits being filmed by a small
crew. As the music played, the models,
who are from South Florida, posed for pic-
tures as the colourful Junkanoo costumes
stood in the background. The pictures of
the models will reportedly be used in a
magazine to promote Abaco as an exciting
The festival continued long into the
night as people celebrated entering a new
year. Hugs, kisses and well-wishes were
exchanged throughout the festival, which
again was dubbed a success.

The narrow streets of Green Turtle Cay came alive as the Junkanoo rush filled the area.
This annual event is always well organized. Many town people have stalls in the park and
sell a wide variety of food and drinks as well as crafts, souvenirs and art work.

The dancers with their colourful costumes precede the musicians with their goatskin
drums, whistles and cowbells. The tradition of Junkanoo on Green Turtle Cay goes back
many decades.



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This year's Junkanoo was in remembrance of Ramona Curry, who passed away in the
spring of 2009. She was very enthusiastic about Junkanoo. The angel costumes that the
young people wore were part of the tribute to her.

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Page 2 Section A The Abaconian

January 15, 2010

January 15, 2010 The Abaconian


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Section A Page 3

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Page 4 Section A

The Abaconian January 15,2010

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S.C. Bootle Highway 1.3 acre lot near T.C. $70,000
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Turtle Rocks 16,000 sqft lot $65,000
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Central Abaco News

Concert benefits
dogs and cats
By Navardo Saunders
Scores of people supported a concert to
raise funds for potcakes at Abaco Beach
Resort on January 6. The fund raiser was
organized by the Atlanta-based Royal Pot-
cake Rescue, Abaco Humane Society and
Friends of Abaco Animals. The purpose
was to raise money for free spay and neu-
ter clinics on the island.
"There are so many stray animals here
on Abaco and there are not a lot of resourc-
es so that we can get some of the animals
spayed and neutered," Judy Marshall of
Royal Potcake Rescue explained. "Tonight
we're having a benefit with a band from
Atlanta called Banks and Shane. We're
selling raffle tickets and we're also giving

away for each paid admission a commemo-
rative issue potcake stamp signed by Alton
Ms. Marshall was pleased with the re-
sponse from the public. "The local com-
munity has been great," she said. "We got
a lot of people from Abaco Beach Resort
here tonight. In fact, we have people here
from all over the island. We have about
a group of 20 people that came all away
from Atlanta just for the concert. So it's
been great."
Ms. Marshall stressed that it is impor-
tant to spay and neuter pets. "It's extreme-
ly important," she said. "If you have been
around Abaco and you've seen the dogs
and puppies running around the streets;
there are so many of them that they can't
get enough to eat. They are very malnour-
ished and they're suffering. What we're

four musicians of tne iAtanta-oasea danKs ana ,itme, oana entertained a crowa at tne
Abaco Beach Resort on January 6. The band was brought here to raise funds for the
humane groups to have spay and neuter clinics in several communities. The population
of stray dogs and cats is increasing throughout Abaco.

trying to do is get them spayed and neu-
tered and for the little ones that are adopt-
able we try to find homes for them. We
just want to kind of balance the population
so that there aren't so many. I think it also
helps with the tourist population, too, so
that when they're driving around, they
don't get all upset seeing the poor dogs
starving on the streets. It just gives a good
image for Abaco."
Ms. Marshall urged residents to spay
and neuter their pets. "Don't breed pup-
pies," she said. "There are so many pup-
pies out there we have trouble finding
homes for them all. The best thing you can
do is take them to Dr. Bailey's office or
Dr. Hanna and get them spayed and neu-
tered. If you can't afford it, let us know
we'll help. That's what the money we're
raising tonight is for is to help pay for that.
So there really is no excuse to have your
pet not spayed or neutered."
According to Ms. Marshall a lot of
raffle tickets were bought for a number of
prizes. "There are going to be a lot of hap-
py people tonight," she said. "The grand
prize is one week on Elbow Cay plus air-
fare from Florida. There's two raffle tick-
ets. There's a $10 ticket and a $5 ticket.
The $5 ticket the grand prize is three nights
at a North Carolina Mountain Cabin plus
we've got about 15 other prizes in each cat-
egory. Tonight for all the attendees we're
giving away the potcake stamp signed and
framed. It was all donated."
Attendees, which included two pot-
cakes, danced the night away to the sooth-
ing sounds of the four-man band Banks and
Shane. Everyone seemed to have a good
time supporting the worthy cause. They
did the electric slide and other moves as

the band played. Some people danced with
the two potcakes while others joined the
band on stage for a moment or two. The
party continued late into the night despite
the cold weather.
Organizers intend to have other such
fund raisers in an effort to put a dent in
the growing number of stray animals on
the island.
Security at Marsh
Harbour airport
By Navardo Saunders
Security at Marsh Harbour International
Airport or rather lack of it has some air-
port employees and passengers concerned
about their safety. Security concerns were
heightened recently when a visitor travel-
ing on a international carrier revealed to
ticket agents that he had ammunition in
one of his bags, which was already on the
Then there is the fact that domestic pas-
sengers are not searched like they are at
the Lynden Pindling International Airport,
leaving the door open for drug and weapon
smuggling. Airport employees said this
puts their lives, the lives of passengers at
the airport and passengers and crew on
board the plane in grave danger. They say
a passenger could hold up the airport or
airplane if it is somehow discovered that
they are carrying illegal substances or
The local police has a K-9 unit that is
stationed at the airport from time to time.
We are told that additional officers would
have to be trained in order for there to be

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The Abaconian Section A Page 5

Minister supports use of renewable energy sources

By Navardo Saunders
Minister of the Environment, the Hon.
Dr. Earl Deveaux, said residents who pre-
fer to use renewable energy sources instead
of diesel or bunker C will have the sup-
port of the Bahamas Electricity Corpora-
tion. "We are well advanced in considering
options for renewable energy," he said on
December 12 at the $105 million power
plant under construction at Wilson City.
"The plant, the site and the transmission
lines will be here to accommodate all of the
options we think are feasible, at any scale,
to integrate into the grid.
"If any of you here have a wind turbine,
solar panel, wave energy technology or
anything you believe is feasible, you are
free to make a presentation and a proposal
to BEC for a portion of this land and sur-
rounding land that we could integrate into
the grid," he told a group of residents who
gathered at the plant to ask government of-
ficials, including Prime Minister Hubert
Ingraham, questions about the plant.
"Whether we put it here or elsewhere,
it has to be transmitted to the homes and
businesses through the lines, so it has to
enter the grid," Mr. Deveaux continued.
"The plant would have to be here as a per-
manent option or a stand-by option what-
ever decision we make with respect to the
source of energy."
BEC has available to it technology
that produces steam, Min. Deveaux said.
"They're producing boilers now that are
capable of using any source of energy -

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diesel, gar-
bage you
can put them
in a boiler
and produce
steam. That
is also being
looked at.
The Hon. Earl Deveaux I don't say
these things
to you to suggest that by Christmas you
will have a boiler here eating your garbage.
The options have to be explored against the
technology and the price of electricity de-
livered to your homes."
Min. Deveaux said the government has
been mindful of the criticisms, the concerns
and the comments from residents about the
uses of both bunker C and diesel as op-
posed to renewable energy sources. "As a
result of the care, we have asked BEC and
a consultant hired by the IDB. In fact, just
yesterday I met with the regulatory person
so that we will have the law in place to
accommodate independent power produc-
es anywhere. That will come on stream
around the same time this plant comes on
stream. So that if you're in Hope Town,
set up a windmill of one megawatt and you
are energy efficient and want to sell some
to your neighbour, we would have a means
in the law to accommodate that." Min.
Deveaux warned, however, that it is not
simple nor is it easy. But the government
is exploring many options to meet the de-
mands for renewable energy sources.
His address at the power plant comes
on the heels of the announcement he made
recently that there are plans in place to
make the Bahamas completely independent
of fossil fuels within the next 15 years.

He admitted that in a country nearly 100
percent dependent on fossil fuels, with the
third highest greenhouse emissions of all
sovereign nations in the Caribbean, behind
only Jamaica and the Dominican Republic,
he has his work cut out for him.
Min. Deveaux revealed that the govern-
ment is in negotiations with a company
that is developing a Path to an Energy Se-
cure Bahamas in face of great challenges.
The company is developing an integrated
grid and central storage facility that will
allow BEC to draw on natural and exist-
ing sources of energy from wind, water,
waves, sun and waste to greatly reduce our
dependency on fossil fuels and eventually
eliminate it altogether.
This will enable BEC to generate five
per cent of power from waste to energy
sources within two years and by 2015 each
BEC power plant with less than 20 MG
demand will have 50 percent of it power
supplied by renewable sources.
"Accordingly, we must develop an en-
ergy plan based upon clean energy that
capitalises on our abundant resources:
wind, water, sun and recyclable waste,"
he said. "The benefits of clean energy will
be tremendous in terms of preserving our
most precious natural resources, the envi-

ronment, reducing our exposure to volatile
energy prices and simultaneously preserv-
ing our foreign currency reserves."

Arraignment From Page 1
According to Magistrate Crawford Mc-
Gee, the charges were that Jemeco McK-
enzie, Shawonan Pinder, Zhivargo Bootle
and Jerann Delancy intentionally and un-
lawfully caused the death of Evans on July
16, 2009.
The men were not required to enter a
plea and, in view of the serious charge of
murder, were not granted bail but remand-
ed to Her Majesty's Prison at Fox Hill on
January 11.
Family members and friends who sat in
the court were distraught over the news.
Some wept openly while others hurriedly
exited the court to express their discontent-
ment to the throng of people that had gath-
ered outside.
McKenzie, Pinder, Bootle and Delancy
were charged along with two others, Ma-
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Our busy cultural calendar

Abaco has a busy calendar and long
history of cultural events for public enjoy-
ment. However, our archipelagic nature
makes it difficult to take it all in.
The 2010 cultural season starts promptly
on New Year's Day in Green Turtle Cay
with its annual Junkanoo Rush. In contrast
to traditional Junkanoo events that take
place at night, this one parades its bright
colors, costumes and band in bright after-
noon sunlight. Somewhere between 1,000
and 2,000 people lined the streets to watch
the rush. As typical of many Abaco's
events, everyone attending, except Green
Turtle Cay residents, must arrive by ferry
or private boat.
In mid-February Man-O-War Cay stag-
es its annual Flea Market to benefit the
school. It is more than a huge flea market.
It offers games, crab races and a large se-
lection of arts and crafts, food and a wide
assortment of household and marine items.
More than the market atmosphere is the
home-coming aspect with visitors and resi-
dents of nearby islands arriving to greet old
friends. All non-residents of Man-O-War
must either use a ferry or private boat.
In late February Marsh Harbour hosts a
full blown Junkanoo Rush held after dusk.
On Friday the school groups parade in the
early evening. On Saturday night the adult
groups show their stuff with floats and
elaborate costumes. The adults tend to or-
ganize later in the evening.
For both of these nights there will be
food and drink for sale at stalls lining
the area between the Post Office and the
Chemist Shop in Marsh Harbour. Traffic
will be rerouted to facilitate the two pa-
rades. The Junkanoo is a good show and
we recommend you attend. For this event
the logistics work the other way with resi-
dents and visitors on the cays arriving by
ferry or their own boats.
The Wyannie Malone Historical Mu-
seum in Hope Town stages a Heritage Day
in early March that is well attended. Its
program includes historical talks, persons
dressed in period clothing and many histor-
ical displays. The event often stages dem-
onstrations of common activities of bygone
days. The museum is open and welcomes

visitors. This is a daytime event and inter-
ested persons can use the ferry to get there.
Last year in early April Man-O-War
hosted its first Sojers Day with skits by
school children, historical presentations
and a walking tour of many of the town's
historical buildings. We believe the resi-
dents intend to make this an annual affair.
This is a daytime event and ferries bring
visitors and residents from many other
communities. Sojers is the corrupted name
for soldier crabs (hermit crabs), the nick-
name given Man-O-War residents in years
gone by.
A new arts, crafts and agricultural ex-
position is in the planning stages for ear-
ly April in Marsh Harbour. This is to be
modeled after a similar and larger annual
exposition held in Nassau. Years ago the
Abaco Rotary Club held successful an-
nual agricultural shows and arts and crafts
exhibitions. Hopefully, the committee will
pattern this new event after the very suc-
cessful Rotary event. School children were
encouraged to submit crafts in many areas
and their entries were judged. The adult
entries were also judged. Many Abaconi-
ans have ribbons stashed away that they
won in these island wide exhibitions.
Green Turtle Cay comes to the fore-
front again in late April with its two-day
Island Roots Festival. This is always worth
attending. The organizers have an abun-
dance of games, crafts, skits and interest-
ing speakers.
Cherokee Sound organizes a variety
of special events at random times. These
can include sea shell exhibits and marine-
oriented art work, an antique show, a doll
show, community yard sale and others. Its
Cherokee Day events are always enjoyed
by hundreds of friends and visitors.
Tourism schedules Goombay/Junkanoo
evenings in June and July. These are fun-
filled evenings on the Marsh Harbour wa-
terfront in Goombay Park just west of the
port facility.
Several towns hold varied homecoming

events on holiday weekends. Sandy Point
has an extensive weekend with family and
friends coming on a Fast Ferry from Nassau.
Fox Town has a similar weekend with guests
typically coming from Grand Bahama.
Regatta Time in Abaco has a variety of
open parties and social events between the
American Independence on July 4 and the
Bahamian Independence on July 10. The
events are open to the public even though
the focus of the event is to promote visi-
tor cruising in our waterway. The venues
change nightly to accommodate the boaters
and the race schedule.
North Abaco stages a popular power
boat race at the end of July which always
draws a large crowd. This is held off the
Treasure Cay ferry landing with the crowd
using the shore facilities and parking of-
fered at that site.
The schedule of events then takes a
break until Hope Town's Box Cart Races
at the end of November. This attracts both
eager participants as well as spectators
from many communities.
The Every Child Counts school in
Marsh Harbour has had several smaller
versions of this event. We are not aware
of any other area in The Bahamas that has
a similar event.
The largest event of the year is the annu-
al Christmas Festival now held at the BAIC
site beside the Anglican Church in Marsh
Harbour. It is estimated that as many as
2,000 people attend this annual event. It
is packed with craft stalls, local foods, art
work and a variety of entertainment.
Scattered within this mix are smaller lo-
cal events, many art shows and fund rais-
ing events for local causes. Hope Town
stages a chili cook-off to benefit its fire
department. Various groups host localized
art, crafts or cooking events. Included in
this category are the Cancer Society, hu-
mane societies, volunteer fire departments
and others.
Beyond these major events are many

smaller events with an entrance fee or
request for a donation. One of the larger
of these is the annual art show at Abaco
Beach Hotel which is organized this year
by the Bahamas National Trust as its first
fund-raising event on Abaco. It is to raise
funds for the benefit of Abaco's national
parks. It is always well attended and an op-
portunity to view or purchase outstanding
art work.
Friends of the Environment hosts a for-
mal Reef Ball in early March and a week
later Pathfinders Scholarship Fund holds
its highly successful and unusual auction
for raising scholarship funds. These funds
assist students to study in colleges abroad.
Both of these are held in the Pavilion at
Abaco Beach Resort. The Pathfinder's
auction is by invitation, there is no charge,
but it is quietly understood that the attend-
ees intend to generously support the auc-
tion's goals.
It is likely that Abaco has more cultural
events than any other Family Island.
A shortage of street-lights
On returning from Cherokee's Christ-
mas Eve program, I swung through Spring
City and counted the street lights. It was
not a scientific count, but I came up with
43. For a town with a possible 140 150
houses, that is almost one light for every
three houses. The town is well lit.
In contrast, I can find only one street
light in the entire Sweeting Village area.
The entrance on Don MacKay Boulevard
is not lit at all and offers no night-time rec-
ognition. The entry road passes through a
narrow cut with rock walls on the left and
right. A pole and transformer are at the top
of the hill but there is no light on this crest.
Located in the Sweeting's Village area
is the New Vision Ministry building where
as many as 250 parishioners hold services
or social functions.
Spring City's good fortune may be relat-
ed to the number of BEC employees who
live there.

ettekff to the d&tok0

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third time this month after another near
death experience on the roads of Marsh
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demise, and, being a proponent of preven-
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my place on our highways every day. We
are all aware of the poor state of repair of
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rise. Gusts of wind may blow me a foot left
or right. I must swerve to avoid holes and
unexpected obstructions. If I hit a pothole,
my bike and I will be severely injured. If a
motorist hits me . I'm dead.
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the road. Don't cut me off . don't pull
out in front of me or turn left in front of
me. Use your turn signal. Stay off your
cell phone. Please don't text while driving.
If you want to honk your horn to alert or
hail me, please don't do it right beside me.
It makes me jump out of my skin. Slow
down. No one needs to drive 60 mph any-
where on the roads of Abaco, let alone on
the airport road.
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trailer you pull, stick out farther than you
know. Treat me as you would any slower
moving traffic. If you cannot safely pass,
wait until the oncoming traffic clears.
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til the pavement is repaired and motorists
treat others on the highways with courtesy
and caution.
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A letter to the PM
Dear Editor,
Would you print the following letter ad-
dressed to the Rt. Hon. Hubert Alexander
This has been an interesting five years
and as you are well aware, the people of
Abaco, friends and residents, do not lack
in opinions. Unfortunately, all too often
many of the most strident voices have no
economic stake in their position.
The Bunker-C versus Diesel contro-
versy is unique in that it is within your
power to actually find out what the people
who have an economic involvement really
think. While some have voiced a willing-
ness to pay more for diesel, we think it is
only fair that you ask all involved if they
are willing to do so.
If Bunker-C is really as bad as some
have said, it will probably be desirable
to replace all of the fuel sources in The
Bahamas. However, if the new generators
can meet stated emission standards, then
please allow us, the people who pay the
bills, to choose if we wish to pay more to
burn diesel. Fortunately, this controversy
can be easily and democratically resolved
by including a simple yes or no ballet with
the next BEC billing.
Harry Weldon
White Sound, Elbow Cay

Please see Letters Page 9

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January 15, 2010 The Abaconian

Section A Page 9

UtoeUok ^ttekt to the dltok

A sad, sad situation
Dear Editor,
I am somewhat dismayed at the lack
of compassion displayed at a recent town
committee meeting at which it was unani-
mously requested that a single mother's
home be knocked down.
The building in question was brought to
my attention early in October 2008, two
months after I arrived on Abaco. When I
first went to investigate the building, the
walls were up, the roof on and much work
done on the interior. My immediate thought
was why this wasn't brought to the atten-
tion of building control when construction
began, especially since the primary oppo-
nents to this building were her neighbors?
I am not a supporter of illegal construc-
tion, and I will take whatever action within
my power to stop it. However, I thought in
this case some consideration should be given
to the woman's circumstances. Shortly after I
investigated the site and a stop work order was
put on this building, the woman's husband at-
tempted to kill her with a machete. Thank-
fully, a good neighbour came along and saved
her. The husband was sent to Fox Hill and
later deported to Haiti, leaving her to support
four children and her blind 71-year-old father.
As she could no longer afford to pay her rent
on her income alone, she was forced to move
into a two-room shack in the Mudd.
Given the advanced state of construction
when I met this building and the owner's dire
circumstances, my recommendation to the
town committee was to allow her to live in
this building on her property until she could
save enough so that she could do something
on the foundation for which a permit did ex-
ist. As well, she would be required to do
whatever modifications and improvements to
the building and property to make it accept-
able to her neighbors. The building that was
constructed is not unsalvageable and can be
made to look presentable.
Knowing the good heart of the Bahami-
an people, my sincere expectation when I
initially offered my recommendation to the
town committee was that they would show
some leniency towards the woman. Thus, I
was very surprised and disheartened when
the town committee offered no other op-
tion except to knock the building down;
they did not even consider the possibility
of moving the building farther away from
the property boundary.
I fully realize that illegal building is of
epic proportions on Abaco and with the
public's assistance we really need to clamp
down on this problem. But is this the time
to take such draconian action or is it the
time to show some compassion?
For goodness sake, give the woman
some viable options.
John Schaefer

Wants explanations
from BEC
Dear Mr. Ralph,
After reading your January 1st issue on-
line, I was left a little bewildered by the
Prime Minister's comments regarding bill-
ing increases for using diesel vs bunker-c.
I would also love for someone to explain
to me how New Providence subsidizes our
normally ridiculous electricity bills.
After over 15 years in Abaco I can tell
you that no one in Nassau that I know of
pays more for electricity than we do. The
normal calculation to comparative electric-
ity use has us at least 30 percent more than
the consumers in the capital. I would also
appreciate very much an explanation as to
why our electricity bills will increase so
much by using diesel in leu of bunker C.
We are presently using diesel now so what
is the difference? Are we, the consumers,
now burdened with helping BEC pay off
this new power plant? Isn't this new plant
simply the cost of doing business.
I can assure you that whenever I upgrade
equipment in our water plant or bring in
another drill rig to help cover demand in-
creases, I couldn't get away with making
my customers foot the bill through price
increases. But I guess that's the difference
between having competition and being a
government owned monopoly!
Another point I would like to make is
that all the citizens of The Bahamas should
be terrified at the thought of BEC or any
other government-run corporation policing
the inevitable fuel spills and the necessary
steps of containment and clean-up. BEC
should be made to put up a multi-million
dollar bond to someone like Friends of
the Environment who can then purchase
the necessary equipment needed for fuel
and oil spill clean up. I remember the last
fuel spill at the Green Turtle ferry dock
entrance. A few thousand gallons of fuel
were spilled when a tanker flipped. The
subsequent clean up consisted of fencing
the area off!
Further more, these funds should be
readily available. Just use our deposits that
we never see a dime of revenue from al-
though BEC is making millions off of them
every month!
Having said all of this, please let me ex-
plain something. This letter in no way is an
attack on the hard working men and wom-
en of BEC. The same workers that rain or
shine, day or night work selflessly to keep
our power on. The government of The Ba-
hamas needs to take full responsibility for
its bad decisions, but that may take a whole
new cabinet position as this would be a full
time job!
Jeremy Wong

This building is the subject of a controversy. Some want the house demolished as it was
converted to a residence from a storage shed. The storage shed was built until a proper
home could be constructed. The foundation for the main house is complete. However, the
husband was deported to Haiti, leaving his wife to support four children and her blind
71-year-old father. They have moved into the shed as they have no money to pay rent.

Big countries take
advantage of small ones
Dear Editor,
I hope that by the time this letter is pub-
lished BEC will have decided to use diesel
instead of Bunker C, the waste product of
oil refineries.
Corporations of industrial nations dump
waste products in their own countries until
the citizens pass laws prohibiting the con-
tamination and health hazards. Then the
corporations dump the waste on less indus-
trialized nations who are either unaware of
the hazards or have no laws to protect them.
The pesticide DDT was found to cause birth
defects and cancer, so it was outlawed in the
United States. The manufacturers of DDT
simply sold it to the farmers of Central
America. The parts of outdated computers
give off radiation so the old computer parts
are now dumped off the African coast, con-
taminating the local fishing grounds.
Bunker C, causing acid rain, cancer
and asthma (especially in children), is no
longer welcome in Europe, as these coun-
tries boast about their renewable solar and
wind power plans. In fact, the Chancellor
of Germany often appeals to the world to
follow its energy example to thwart Global
Warming. So now a corporation in Ger-
many hopes to dump the antiquated waste
product in the less informed and less pro-
tected Bahamas.
And what is highly suspect is that the
Government of The Bahamas claims that
burning diesel will be more expensive that
burning Bunker C. How can that be pos-
sible when burning Bunker C requires a
system for warming the asphalt-like prod-
uct to get it to flow out of the delivery
ships, dockage and wharfs for the ships,
and a system to store the highly toxic
waste for Bunker C in its incomplete com-
bustion. Diesel can be trucked down from
Marsh Harbour and has little waste.
The Bahamas should not be a toxic
dumping ground for Europe or anyone else.
Concerned citizen,
Jill Maraghy, Little Harbour
Why would diesel make
electric bills higher
Dear Sir,
The Prime Minister has more or less
promised to use diesel rather than HFO

fuel at the Wilson City power plant, which
is wonderful news. It is, finally, a step in
the right direction after so many missteps
during the planning of this plant.
However, the logic behind his threat to
charge Abaco consumers more for using
diesel escapes me. Abaco is ALREADY
being run on diesel. So why should we
suddenly have to pay more for something
that we already have? One would hope that
the new power plant will be more efficient
than the old one, so it should actually take
less diesel to produce the same amount of
While I can believe BEC's claim that
their overhead is higher on Abaco than
New Providence simply because the
population is far more spread out, neces-
sitating a costlier distribution network I
have a problem with being told that BEC
customers in New Providence are subsidiz-
ing Abaco to the tune of $8 million a year.
What about the $38 million that Abaco
sends to the Public Treasury every year?
Just who is subsidizing whom here?
Using diesel rather than HFO will also
make the construction of the plant substan-
tially cheaper. There will be no need for a
centrifuge, sludge tank, incinerator, heated
pipeline or 106-foot stacks. In fact, BEC
could save millions by forgetting the pipe-
line and dock altogether and trucking die-
sel from Marsh Harbour to the plant. The
infrastructure for this is already in place
- we have the trucks, we have the off-load-
ing facilities, the tankers are already famil-
iar with the route. There would be far less
chance of a potentially disastrous oil spill.
Let's do the right thing here it's still
not too late.
Yours truly,
Alison Ball
(living on solar power on Abaco)
New plant is regres-
sive and short sighted
Dear Sir or Madam:
I continue to have concerns regarding
the Wilson City power plant. To this time,
I have tried to limit my public statements
to medical and health concerns. I have left
others, more qualified and informed, to
speak to the economic and environmental
issues. I have tried to be open-minded and

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More Central Abaco News

Central From Page 5
a K-9 unit there during the hours of opera-
Airport employees point out that Marsh
Harbour International Airport is the sec-
ond busiest in the country behind only Sir
Lynden Pindling Inernational Airport with
hundreds of passengers arriving and de-
parting daily.
They say it is high time that security of-
ficers who check bags like they do at the
Gand Bahama International Airport and
Sir Lynden Pindling are stationed at Marsh
Harbour International Airport for every-
one's safety. Government officials have
said at this time there are no security of-
ficers stationed at the airport because of a
lack of space but have promised to have
security stationed at new, state-of-the-art
airport terminal which has been on the

drawing board for years.
Government recently announced that
it would construct a new office complex
to house many agencies at a cost of $25
million. Many residents have called on the
government to put the complex on hold for
now and build a new airport terminal since
the terminal is more vital to the island's
A petition is expected to be in circulation
later this year with hundreds of names of
people who would prefer a new terminal.
The petition is expected to be presented to
Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham, MP for
North Abaco.
Moving generators
caused business disruption
By Mirella Santillo
The generators for the new BEC plant
being moved from the freight dock through

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One of the engines for the new power plant is shown being moved through Marsh Har-
bour. The truck is at the comer of Crockett Drive and Don MacKay Boulevard. The high
loads required that electric lines be cut in several areas, turning off power to schools,
businesses and homes.

Marsh Harbour town en route to Wilson
City became an attraction for many people
who gathered along the side road from De-
cember 14 to December 17 to watch the
enormous convoy go by. And many had
free time on these days since power was
cut along Don MacKay Boulevard for sev-
eral hours to allow technicians to adjust the
overhead cables, forcing some businesses
to close for several hours.
School traffic was heavily disturbed
on the first morning with cars stopped or
re-routed by the police at the S.C. Bootle
Highway intersection to allow the trans-
formers to proceed.
On the first day the first load of gen-
erators was transported with a convoy that
stretched on Don MacKay Boulevard, im-
mobilizing traffic. The power was cut that
day for seven hours along Don MacKay
and in Spring City, an action that subse-
quently proved unnecessary. According to
some BEC employees, the first day was a
rehearsal session to determine what should
be done the following days when the rest of
the generators and the huge engines were
It did go smoother on subsequent days.
Motorists had already been warned to use
an alternative route and the power cut was
reduced to approximately four hours each
The passage of the trucks, however, af-
fected many businesses to various degrees
of inconvenience that did not have gen-
erators, whether through loss of business
or the impossibility to perform any work
without electricity. Some of the schools
on that route closed early: Forest Heights
Academy began the Christmas vacation
two days early and Agape Christian School

allowed high school students to leave early
after taking their examinations. Other man-
aged to carry on with the regular schedule
in spite of not having any electricity.
Most of the business owners, though,
agreed that it was small inconvenience to
put up with if the new power plant was go-
ing to be as efficient as promised.
Child Abuse and Domes-
tic Violence Seminar Held
on Amended Laws
By Samantha V. Evans
The Department of Social Services held
a Child Abuse and Domestic Violence
Seminar on December 8th at the Anglican
Parish Hall in Marsh Harbour. Present to
facilitate the workshop was Attorney Kayla
Green-Smith from the Attorney General's
office in Nassau. According to Charlamae
Fernander, the purpose of this seminar was
to inform persons about the Acts and their
implications. The purpose of the Acts is to
protect those who need protecting in soci-
ety. These Acts were revised to address the
crisis of violence in the country and the rise
of crime. Both Acts are very extensive so
Attorney Green-Smith went through them,
focusing on those sections that pertained to
those in attending the seminar.
Mrs. Smith began by going through the
Child Protection Act, 2007. This Act was
revisited to address issues related to chil-
dren and the obligations under the United
Nations Convention Rights of a Child. A
few of the areas that stood out specifical-
ly covered the rights a child actually has
which includes their right to be protected
Please see Central Page 11

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Central From Page 10
and not discriminated against, the right
to attend school and to be taken care of
properly by the parent or guardian. She
discussed the role the parent has towards
the child as well and the employment of
children. She explained that the law states
that children under 16 years of age should
not be employed but allowances are made
for children who have after school jobs
packing groceries and the like. It further
stated that disabled children should be af-
forded the same rights as normal children.

A new addition to this Act speaks to unwed
fathers now being able to apply for cus-
tody of their child. Mrs. Smith discussed
fines and jail time that can result if persons
refuse to report abuse and those for false
reporting of abuse.
Finally, the Domestic Violence Act 2007
was discussed by attorney Mrs. Smith.
It came into effect December 1st, 2008.
Domestic abuse is on the rise in the Baha-
mas. In recent years the number of cases
of abuse ranged from 1138 to 1477. She
noted that domestic abuse can happen to
anyone-male or female. It addresses ways
a person can be abused such as emotional

and psychological, harassment, stalking,
financial, and how such a person can ob-
tain an order of protection.
The persons in attendance were mem-
bers of the juvenile panel, educators,
counselors, pastors, law enforcement offi-
cers, medical officers, social workers, and
concerned citizens. These two Acts further
spell out the responsibilities of Social Ser-
vices and the police when responding to
such reports of abuse. Mrs. Smith stated
that even though the law mandates all of
these things, realistically, she realizes that
some of these agencies do not have the re-
sources to make them happen in a timely
fashion. It is important that all agencies are
aware of these amendments to the Child
Protection and Domestic Violence Acts
2007 so that they can act responsibly.
Art for the Parks Abaco
The Bahamas National Trust, Abaco
Beach Resort, local artists and corporate
supporters are coming together to provide
an opportunity for residents and visitors to
Abaco to view the works of over 30 tal-
ented Bahamian artists on January 29, 30

and 31. All proceeds from the Art for the
Parks Festival will go to support the six
national parks on Abaco.
The Festival will open with a special
gala evening on January 29th from 6 to 8
p.m. Special ferries have been organized
for Man-O-War Cay and Hope Town
both leaving at 5:30 p.m. and returning at
10:30 p.m. Admission on Friday evening
is $10.
"Some of the most talented artists in
The Bahamas will be displaying original
artwork, oils and acrylics, vibrant water-
colours, hand-turned wood products, daz-
zling jewelry and fabulous fabric art, "
said Lynn Gape, Deputy Director of the
Saturday event will begin at 10 a.m.
and in addition to the arts and crafts ex-
hibition, there will be a children's crafts
area which will provide young people a
chance to create their own unique pieces
of art. According to Monica Higgs, Chil-
dren's Crafts Coordinator, "We have

Please see Central Page 12

The Department of Social Services held a seminar to inform the public about new legis-
lation that affects child abuse and domestic violence. Attorney Kayla Green-Smith from
the Attorney General's office, second from left, was the presenter. Others in the picture
are Social Services personnel: Charlemae Fernander, Assistant Director, Janette Evans,
Edna Charlot, Selva Sawyer, Kimrice Miller and Barbara Williams.

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January 15,2010

More Central Abaco News I

Central From Page 11 5 p.m. Admission on the Saturday and the Christmas service is was to be celebrated with joy and gladness
Sunday will be $5 for adults and $2 for brought sadness to many families. While
some really fun crafts for the young people children under 12. held for boaters Jesus was born in an unmarked location,
to make and are looking forward to this The BNT will be on hand to talk about By Samantha V. Evans the king was more concerned with pro-
event which will provide much needed its plans for the national parks on Abaco For the fourth year Friendship Taber- tecting his position as leader. Pastor Mills
funding for the Abaco National Parks." and will be running special tours to the Ab- nacle Church hosted a Christmas service at stated that redemption came to this earth
A special food court will provide a aco National Park on Saturday and Sunday Long's Landing in Marsh Harbour for the because King Herod did not find the baby
chance for guests to sample food from in the early morning. The tours will be led boaters on December 20th. Pastor Mills Jesus who was the savior of this world.
around the world. Food from the Baha- by parrot biologist Caroline Stahala For stated that at a time when many persons do The thousands of babies who were killed
mas, Germany, Italy and Japan (Sushi) more information about the tours e-mail: not have food or a clean change of clothes, became martyrs for the protection of the
with a special dessert station will be avail- bntmembership@bnt.bs we must remember that Christmas is the divine birth. He encouraged those in atten-
able for sale throughout the day. For more information about Art for the time to give. He added that as we reflect dance to let Christmas bring them joy rath-
Local charities have been invited to par- Parks Abaco. Call Abaco Beach Resort at on the historic birth date of Christ many er than sadness since there has been enough
ticipate in the event as well. The event will 242-367-2158, BNT's Abaco office at 242- years ago, it is important to note that the sadness associated with this day already.
give them an opportunity to showcase their 367-6310 or BNT's Nassau office at 242- King brought havoc on the community He thanked Kenny Long for allowing them
good works and inform people of their 383-1317. during that time by ordering that all babies to use the property and Patty Toler for tell-
plans for 2010. Contact Lynn Gape, lgape@bnt.bs: 393- under the age of two be killed. A time that ing the boaters about the service.
Sunday will open at noon and close at 1317 for more information.
Man-O-War will hold 24th
.L annual Flea Market

The Man-O-War Flea Market will hold setting up a table is $10 and the school
its 24th fund raising on February 13. This asks that 10 percent of the gross sales be
..much anticipated event will include a donated to the school. Those wishing to
A raffle, an auction, crab races, a white el- reserve a location can call the school at
ephant table with new and used items, a 365-6049.
used book stall and art work along with Albury's Ferry will be running special
great Bahamian food and gourmet food ferries at a discounted rate to Man-O-War
from The pantry. from Marsh Harbour. If you plan to go,
4' ] Anyone who wants to sell can set up a Albury's Ferry would appreciate your let-
table. However, the school requires that no ting it know so the company can plan for
one sells any food and drink and those are an appropriately sized boat.
is reserved for the school. The charge for

Pastor Silbert Mills held a Christmas servicefor boaters on December20 at Long's Land- Rem em ber to B uckle U p
ing in Marsh Harbour. This is the fourth year that he has held this service.

The helpful place.

Congratulations to our Lucky Christmas Winners!

Not Pictured

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January 15, 2010

The Abaconian Section A Page 13

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- 1.5 Acres
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- 160' of Ocean Beach
- Fabulous Ocean Views
-Additional Land Available
- Boat Slip Available
#GGH 1129- $1.975.000.

* "SEA-TO-BAY" 11.5 Acres 1,198' of Waterfontage Over 500' of
Protected Boat Basin Frontage Superb Building Sites Good elevation -
Fabulous Views Perfect for development or Elegant Private Estate.
#GGV1008 $9,995,000.
* "PRINCE'S TRUST" Estate 12.5 Acres 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths -
1,760 s.f. Residence Covered and open decks 593' of Ocean Beach -
664' on Sea of Abaco Fabulous Views Private Boat Basin.
iGG 111096 $4,950,000.
* "ARTCAFE& BAKERY"- Settlement-Commercial- at Main Public
Dock Best Location in town.- 1,900 s.f. Colonial Bldg. 400 s.f. Cov.
Veranda Commercial Grade Kitchen Land- 96'x84'- 8,064 s.f. Great
Restaurant or Retail #GHHI1109 $867,500.

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5,000 s.f. 0.114 Acre
960 s.f. Cottage
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Near Atlantic Beach
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Covered Screened Porch Land 7,554 s.f. Deeded Dock Boat
Lift Golf Cart Garage Auxiliary Generator Complete
Renovation 2007. #GTH 1098 $995,000.

Green Turtle Cay

I- 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath
1,355 s. fof Residences
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* "SAILOR'SREST"- Dickie's Cay- 768 s.f. Residence- 3 bedroom,
I Bath 710 s.f. of open and covered decks 224 sI. 1 Bedroom. 1 Bath Guest
House- 84 s.f. deck .365 Acre Sea to Sea 260 w .'., r...-.i ,I - .31
Built in 60's by William H. Albury #MWIll 14 lN E 1 1,775,11011.
* "VIKING" Dickie's Cav 5 Bedrooms, 3 1/2 Baths. 3,360 s.f.
Residence 1,200 s.f. Covered Deck 0.84 Acres Sca-to-Sea Private 136'
Dock Auxiliary Generator #MWH1001 $1,995,000.
* "FRESH WIND LANDING" -Dickie's Cay 3 Bedrooms. 3 1/2 Baths -
2.460 s.f Rcsidence 1.4A00 s.f. Porches-Decks I Bcd. I bath Snore Box -
7.500 s.. Land Private 93' Dock. -40 KW Aux. Generator Superb ar hour
Viesws -#MWH 1107 $1,200,000.
* "SUNSPLASH"- 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths 1,921 s.f. Residence.- 2
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Acre 300' of Atlantic beach frontage. 300' of Sea of Abaco frontage-Newly
built dock great family estate #GGV 1143 $895,000. 2,250,000.

* "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 -#GGVI I 112-$850,000
* "AERIE" Parcel # 58 Orchid Bay 174,775 s.f. 4.012 Acres -
Orchid Bay amenities.- One of the Highest Points in Orchid Bay -
Fabulous Panoramic Views. 4GGV 1077 -NEW PRICE $700,000.
* 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 ofAbaco Frontage 54,360 sq.ft..
- 1.2480 Acres Great Sea ofAbaco Views Beach Access Boat Slips
Available GGV 1132 NEW $685,000

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2 Bedrooms. 2 Baths
1,030 s.f. Residence -
1.290 s.f. Covered Deck
0.877 Acres
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Frontage 176' SW Boundary 133'- NW Road Boundary 178' -
SE Boundary Fabulous Sea ofAbaco Views Beach Access Boat Slips
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Beach frontage 12' Elevations Beautiful Ocean Views Very Private
Area Additional Acreage available. #GTVI1008 $379,000.

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Site Unobstructed views of Coco Bay Public Dock Access Beach
Access 50' from Coco Bay Beach. #GTV 1080 $595,000.
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Sq.ft. 0.6103 acres 60' of spectacular beach frontage Private gated
entrance Affordable building site for cottage or beach cabana.
#GTVI 121 NEW $325,000.
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0.5639 acres 105' of Black Sound frontage Ideal home site Dock
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Beach Access Good Elevation. #GTV 1009 $291,000.

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.2255 Acre Dock Access Beach Access. #GTV 1007 $47,500.-Lot
"CASUARINA 8.126 s.f. 0.1865 Acre Corner lot Prime building
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103' x 6' private dock on Man-O-War harbour Fabulous Sea of Abaco
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9,243 sq.ft. # 7A 13,845 sq.ft Private Dockage Great Sea ofAbacc
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#6A & #7A $2,182,000.
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Rotarians hold fund raising

golf tournament

By Timothy Roberts
Rain and cold did not dissuade partici-
pants of the Rotary Club of Abaco's 7th
Annual Golf Tournament on January 9th
at Treasure Cay's golf course. The annual
golf tournament is held each year to raise
money for various charities and programs
such as scholarships, libraries, the fire de-
partment, youth programs and more. This
year's tournament was played in memo-
riam of past president and friend William
Michael Malone, who passed away in the
summer of 2009.
Forty-three golfers from Abaco and Nas-
sau, and including a number of second-
home owners, were split into teams of four
who, as the day wore on, and the rain and
cold blew in, played through the bad weath-
er and completed the tournament. Travis
Spicer, Rotary Club's secretary, said he had
a newfound respect for golfers, calling them

"warriors" for braving the "rain, sleet and
Bahamian version of snow."
The events of the day were capped by an
awards ceremony and silent auction. The
first place trophy was awarded to the team of
James Gomez, Mark Morral, Steve Pedican
and Inga Kline. In a tie for second place were
the teams of James Eastwood, Egon Schnable,
Jamal McIntosh and Doug Plowder and the
team of Michael Amiss, Paul Bedford, Brent
White and Tracy Bedford.
The silent auction featured various items
from local businesses and sponsors and
helped to raise funds that will go towards
the various programs that the Rotary Club is
supporting in the coming year. The President
of the Rotary Club, Gentry Morris said he
found it "especially gratifying" that in these
difficult financial times to see the efforts and
support from those who participated in help-
ing those in our community in need.

Cherokee Sound
By Lee Pinder
Away in a Manger
The settlement of Cherokee Sound will
be putting on a display of Creches, Man-
gers and Nativity Scenes on Sunday after-
noon, January 24th between 2 and 4 p.m.
at the WW Sands Community Center. The
entrance fee will be $3 for adults and there
will be no charge for an accompanying
child. Light refreshments will be served.
All proceeds will go towards a new table
and benches in the Cherokee Public Li-
brary and repairs to the Community Notice
Board outside.
We are still search-
ing for more items to
put on display. So if
you own a Christmas
manger scene or know
of someone who does
and would like to share
it with us for this first-
time event, it would be
much appreciated. You
would be helping us in
our efforts to do these 1
repairs at our library.
And we guarantee you
an afternoon of fellow- This little hand-c
ship and amazement. ago as a Christm
Just give Lee Pinder Devon, UK. They
(266-2053) or Peggy the little scene he
Albury (366-2018) a -

brightly and we aren't expecting any snow!
So, hurry on back to "The Sunny Baha-
School News
Nothing much yet to report for the New
Year accept
that Chero-
kee Primary
School has a
new insignia
for their uni-
forms which
they are very
proud of.

carved Nativity Scene was done over 10 years
as gift for a 3-year-old second home boy from
visit Cherokee every Christmastime and keep
ere to enjoy when they come.

This is one of the two teams that placed second in the Rotary Club's golf tournament held
at Treasure Cay on January 9. 5/wiin are Rotary President Gentry Morris giving the
award to Egon Schnable, James Eastwood, Doug Plowder and Jamal McIntosh.

This is just for our
second homeowners
that look forward to
reading The Abaco-
nian back home. Our
temperatures have been
down in the 60's, but
the sun is still shining

This artifact was found by a Cherokee hunter last week. Terry
Albury and his two sons, Tyler and Terrence, were chasing
a id hog in the pine barrens south of Crossing Rocks. He
stepped on something in the undergrowth and his son pulled
out this four-foot long heavy metal spoon. Does anyone have
ideas of what it may have been used for?

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January 15, 2010

Census 2010 will

be this spring

Three Rescued at sea

off Abaco

By Jennifer Hudson
Three Americans were lucky to be safe
after being rescued from treacherous seas
off Abaco on December 18. The saga
began on the afternoon of December 16
when Richard E. Waterhouse III and John
Barrett, both in their late seventies, and
69-year-old Sydney-Ellen Lefavour left
Jacksonville, Florida, aboard a 42-foot
Halsberg Rassy Catch 1982 twin masted
sailing yacht with a seven-foot draft bound
for The Bahamas.
At 2:40 p.m. they began experiencing
trouble with their boat when the rudder
began banging, and they called a friend
on their single side band radio. At ap-
proximately 4:00 p.m. they experienced
more problems. At this point, about 230
miles from Marsh Harbour, the prob-
lem was with the engine. Apparently, the
very rough seas had dislodged algae from
around the engine and sucked it up into the
engine which then shut down approximate-
ly two hours later. They changed the filter
which enabled the engine to run for another
40 minutes before shutting down again. It
was now late afternoon and the boat had no
engine power at all. The weather was so
windy that they had to drop most sails and
raised a small jib.
At 6:30 p.m. they made a May Day call
for help on their VHF. The U.S. Coast
Guard picked up the distress signal and
dispatched a helicopter and Falcon Jet to
Treasure Cay. The jet located the vessel
in very rough seas 84 miles northeast of
Treasure Cay with no engine power. The
jet returned to Treasure Cay where Colin
Albury, Chief of Abaco Crash Fire Res-
cue, was waiting with blankets for the vic-
tims as the coastguard did not have any for
them. A meeting was held between Mr.
Albury and the Coast Guard pilots. It was
decided that both the helicopter and the jet
would go out to rescue the three people
from the boat as back up for each other as
the weather was so terrible. The helicop-
ter later returned to Treasure Cay at 11.30
p.m. where it remained on standby with an
ambulance and crew.
A water rescue was carried out in which

a diver was put into the water and gave in-
structions to the three boat passengers who
swam out one at a time to a basket lowered
from the plane. Each was then lifted into
the heliocopter. This procedure took three
and a half hours and the planes arrived at
Treasure Cay airport with the three vic-
tims aboard at 2:.45 a.m.
All were in good spirits though very
cold and upset that they had had to leave
all their possessions on the boat except for
their passports and medications which they
were instructed by Chief Colin Albury to
keep with them. One of the male passen-
gers sustained a slight head injury from
being hit by the boom and was treated by
Chief Albury and then monitored for three
hours for concussion. Mr. Albury took the
victims to Treasure Cay where he obtained
a hotel room for them and they settled in
by 5:45 a.m.
The following morning they purchased
some clothes and other provisions and then
waited five days in Treasure Cay to await
news of their vessel. Unfortunately, due
to the extremely bad weather, no search
vessels were able to go out to look for the
boat which was by then 82 miles northeast
of Treasure Cay in mid ocean. The three
survivors left Abaco without knowing the
fate of the boat.
The vessel, which was named True
Love, washed up on the beach south of
Bahama Palm Shores approximately two
weeks later. Isaac Collie found it on the
beach in front of his house upon his return
from vacation. According to Mr. Collie
the port bulkhead was completely broken
up and the keel was split, rendering the
vessel irrepairable and the boat had been
ransacked by pirates. The owner, on hear-
ing that his boat had been discovered, flew
in to look at it. Up until the accident the
owner had lived on his boat for 12 years.
"I was happy to be able to comfort and
help the victims," stated Chief Albury,
who remarked that they were very fortu-
nate to have been rescued because that was
the night that a bad storm, resembling a
mini-hurricane, swept through Abaco.

The Department of Statistics will con-
duct the Census 2010 in May through July
this year in a massive exercise to provide
socio-demographic data on the entire pop-
ulation of The Bahamas.
A group of trained enumerators will
canvass households throughout the country
to collect a comprehensive set of house-
hold and individual information needed for
informed decision making for policy mak-
ers and planners in the government and
private sectors, researchers, students as
well as the public.
Census Day is May 3, 2010. A popula-
tion census is conducted every 10 years.
The last census was conducted in 2000 at
a cost of about $3 million. An estimated
$5 million has been earmarked for Census
2010. The Bahamas' population is said to
be about 350,000.
The key stages of the exercise com-
mences in February 2010 with the train-
ing of the department's staff; in March the
training of field supervisors and assistant
supervisors; in April the training of enu-
merators; and May through July fieldwork
"Every household, subdivision, cay,
island, marina will be canvassed. The
fieldwork in New Providence and Grand
Bahama will have the Census office of the
Department of Statistics as the umbrella
office. In the Family Islands, the umbrella
office will be that of the administrator,"
said Director of Statistics Kelsie Dorsett.
A pre-census test was conducted in Au-
gust 17-30 in New Providence and Grand
Bahama by six trained enumerators. The

main focus was to test the questionnaire for
Census 2010 in terms of relevancy, as it
relates to the questions, average length of
time it takes to complete the questionnaire
and weaknesses in the questions, instruc-
tions or the design of the questionnaire,
among other things.
A new component to the questionnaire is
a section on crime to determine trends and
possible solutions to the problem.
The work on Census 2010 will be done
utilizing four layers of field workers:
Area Managers will be the interme-
diary between the field supervisors and the
main Census Office. They will execute
the delivery of supplies to sub offices and
ensure the delivery of returns to the main
office. They will have the overall responsi-
bility for several supervisory districts.
Supervisors will have the responsi-
bility of supervising and monitoring the
work of a supervisory district, which could
comprise as much as 24 enumeration dis-
tricts. They will have to train the enumera-
tors, manage a sub office, check and sign
the returns of the enumerators and forward
them to the area manager.
Assistant Supervisors will assist the
supervisors with their duties and will can-
vass the field with the enumerators being
directly responsible for a certain number
of them.
Enumerators will actually interview
the households. They will be responsible
for an enumeration district with the work-
load being 60 to 120 households depending
on the area. On many of the Family Islands
the load will be less than 60 households.

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People in the News

Real estate agent of Culture with Abacom United Soccer Team to be- have to be ready for opportunities, have
Nassau, Ba- ing recruited to play as captain for the na- good grades and discipline in what you are
wins top spot hamas. Ac- tional team by Gary White, then coach of doing. Try to find someone going in the
Damianos Sotheby's International Re- cording to The Bahamas Football Association to his same direction as you, someone to look up
alty has Dr. Robert- obtaining a to and inspire you."
announced son, count- scholarship Two of the people who inspired Mack-
that its Top less men through soc- enson Altidor were coach Gary White and
Producers and women cer to a col- his late friend Brendon Strachan, who,
for 2009 in- give of them- lege in Penn- "was a motivator and wanted to be suc-
cluded Stan selves on a sy 1v ania cessful. Take advantage of opportunities at
Sawyer of Silbert Mills daily basis Now four school, they do not always come back,"
Treasure and ask nothing in return but his organi- and a half Brendon warned.
Cay, who zation recognizes their service as unsung years later, Mackenson has suffered a few setbacks
Stan Sawayer was named heroes and honors those who have distin- Mackenson Altidor Mackenson on his way to success. A couple of years
Top Pro- guished themselves in areas of religion, ser- has graduat- ago he found that he had glaucoma, an ail-
ducer Abaco Team 2009. He has watched vice to humanity and in the field of music. ed with a bachelor's degree in marketing, ment not compatible with playing a rough
and participated in the growth of Abaco This is the 13th year that such honors are an associate degree in business administra- game of soccer, and more recently a bro-
for almost a half a century. He grew up being bestowed upon deserving Bahamians. tion and a position with a marketing firm in ken ankle prior trials to play for the Phila-
on Green Turtle Cay and has been able Pastor Mills is a pioneer Abaconian and New Jersey. What a success for the young delphia Union. This stopped his soccer ca-
to spend a lifetime exploring the length had his humble begins in Dundas Town. He Marsh Harbour man! reer, but not his work career. He is happy
and breadth of Abaco. He has extensive is known as one of Abaco's finest having On every possible occasion Mackenson to be where he presently is.
knowledge of Abaco's real estate market. made countless contributions to its growth returns to Marsh Harbour to visit his fam- He remains aware of the role some peo-
Stan is is continually updating and educat- and development by his civic, community, ily and he just spent the Christmas holidays ple played in his life and always reiterates
ing himself and has earned numerous cer- and religious involvement. He has held lead- with his parents and siblings. his gratitude for everyone who helped him
tificates since graduating from college in ership posts in sports, local government, At each of his visit Mackenson Altidor in The Bahamas, among those, his imme-
1980. He has resided in Treasure Cay for civic clubs, and church organizations. He is asks that we pass this message to the youth diate family and the Strachan family.
more than 20 years. the CEO of the Bahamas Christian Network of Abaco. "Luck is not everything; you
Pastor receives and a successful businessman.
Pastor M ills has been the senior pastor F o All _ Y o u _ _ r G a m _i ng, a n d E_ _, l e ct -]l __ro n i cr Ne e d s!_[_ _[
honourary degree of Friendship Tabernacle Church for the
By Samantha V. Evans past five years. He pledged to help his Mobile Phones
On December 7th, 2009, Pastor Silbert church and local community to develop its Home Electronics
Mills received an honorary Doctorate of relationship with Almighty God. He is a S te
Divinity degree from Virginia Seminary role model to young and old, is highly re- Game Systems
in Richmond, Virginia, at a service held spected and lets his light shine everyday as e ri
in Nassau at Southland Church of God a pastor and a business man on Abaco. Accessories
on Soldier Road. The service was offici- Abaco youth does well Repairs & more...
ated by Rev. Dr. Benjamin W. Robertson, youth
Sr., president of the seminary. This service By Mirella Santillo L d o .
was held in conjunction with the Academy We have been following Mackenson A 1 379 Fx25 6ea
tidor on his road to success, from playing

Sales Team of
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Beach Front Parcel # 714 45,343 s/f parcel, 100'
beach frontage on Atlantic Ocean. Electricity available.
Ideal site for permanent residence or vacation home.
Ocean View Parcel Near Beach # 1502- Elevated
17,650 s/f lot with 135' of road frontage offering
superb ocean views. Just a 1 minute walk to sandy
Atlantic Ocean Beach. $148,950.
Inland Lot Near Beach # 1176 Large 21,450 s/f
level lot on main street, electricity & telephone
available. $59,500.
"Paradise Point" # 659 Furnished 3 bed, 2.5 bath,
2,400 s/f waterfront home with porches & balconies
on 1/2 acre. 193' elevated Sea of Abaco frontage,
Fantastic views. REDUCED TO $595,000.
BeachfrontLot # 9A # 1379 21,565 s/f private &
serene beach parcel with 190' frontage on Sea of Abaco.
Utilities available. Spectacular sea views. $239,000.
Beachfront Lot # 7# 1197 24,710 s/f private & serene
beach parcel with 126' frontage on Sea of Abaco.
Utilities available. Spectacular sea views. $239,000.
"seaGlas Cottage" # 1237 Charming 2 bed, 2.5
bath, 3 level furnished beach home on private 1.20
acres. 1,800 s/f under roof, 900 s/f decks/patios. 100'
shoreline. New windows & central A/C. $799,000.


Prime Real Estate Listings Throughout Abaco
Boiling Hole Parcel # 1022 Total 11 acres sea-to-sea
from Sea of Abaco to bay side. 153' high rocky
shoreline on Sea of Abaco. Magnificent sea of Abaco
views. (Also available in smaller parcels.) $299,500.

Blackwood Waterfront Parcel # 1521 38,514 s/f
parcel with 167' of deep water Sea of Abaco
frontage and highway frontage. Topography well
suited for a marina site. Utilities available $98,500.

Boiling Hole Lots # 1030 2 Sea of Abaco waterfront
parcels on Great Abaco Highway. Choice of 73' or 80'
rocky shoreline, utilities available, great sea views.
EACH $95,000.
Sunset Ridge Community Lots # 570 14 spacious
residential lots from 14,792 s/f to 18,488 s/f. High
elevation, close to Treasure Cay. All utilities
available. Starting at $47,500.
"High Point" Seaview Lot # 684 Hilltop 0.405 acre
parcel on White Sound Bluff overlooking Sea of
Abaco, Fantastic Sea Views, Privacy, near beach
"Sea View" Great Abaco Club # 1203 3 bed, 2.5
bath, 1,880 s/f furnished sea view home, plus 280 s/f of
open deck on 4,918 s/f parcel. Well maintained, gated
community, great rental income potential. Includes
private deep water dock. $769,000.

Bahamas Real Estate
"Double Eagle" # 757 Recently renovated 3 bed, 3
bath, plus loft, 2,500 s/f furnished home on 11,610 s/f
canal front parcel. 95' sea wall, 68' fully serviced dock.
Underground utilities. Near beach. $776,000.
Waterfront House (Under Construction) # 1374 -
18,600 s/f sea front parcel, 108' deep water frontage,
plus 50' long boat slip. 3 bed, 3.5 bath, 2,284 s/f home
under construction. Great sea views. $322,000.
Residential Parcels
#823 10,150 +/- s/f canal lot w/130' frontage & 105'
deep water dock w/ water & electricity, Fantastic
beach nearby. $345,000.
# 1258 9,000 s/f canal lot with 87' of water frontage,
160' of lay-along docks & shared recessed boat basin
# 602 15,334 s/f canal comer lot w/197' seawall.
# 704 10,400 s/f elevated canal lot w/104' deep weather
canal frontage. Sea views, walk to beach. $239,500.
# 1080 12,100 s/f canal parcel with 110' sea walled canal
frontage. Boat davits installed. $223,000.
# 811 10,400 s/f sea view comer lot with 194' of road
frontage. Walk to beach. All utilities available. $99,950.
# 998 13,459 s/f canal view comer lot, near beach
# 1501 20,741 s/f elevated residential lot adjacent to
Leisure Lee community. 90' road frontage, 5 minute walk
to beach. $80,000.
#567 2.139 acres on highway near Leisure Lee.
Includes 50' elevated ridge. 119' highway frontage.

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Sales Team of
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"Camelot" # 1234 Beachfront Estate. New custom
designed, elegantly furnished 4 bed, 4 bath Ocean Blvd
home, plus 2 bed, I bath guest house. Total 7,793 s/f
under roof on 1.5 acre grounds, pool, numerous
enhancement REDUCED PRICE! $6,450,000.
Ocean Blvd. Beachfront Estate # 1455 -Exceptional 5
bed, 5.5 bath main house, separate 3 car garage and 1 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. $2,235,000.
"Avalon "f# 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.
"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/f patios & walks on 16,000 s/f landscaped
parcel with 100' sandy beach. Meticulously maintained,
Many extras, superior sea views. $1,955,000.
"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 # 167 3 bed,2 bath,
1,750 s/fbi-level elega l*th-ied canal home, plus
garage on 10,4ft ically landscaped parcel. 80'
bulkheaded arfrontage with private dock. $995,000.
"Toad Hall" # 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.
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


Prime Real Estate Listings Throughout Abaco
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.
Royal Palm 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.
Sand Dollar 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. $490,000.
Atlantis # 2215- # 1471 2 bec2ath, 1000 s/f
furnished 2nd level "dI$ Iondo on Brigantine
Bay. Include9, -e units and finger dock. well
maintainegreat 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.
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.
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.
# 655 2 bed, 1 bath condo with marina view $249,000.

Bahamas Real Estate

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/f wi th approx.
76' of sea-walled canal frontage. $1,446,000.
Ocean Blvd Jumbo SizedBeachfwnt Parcel # 1266 -
Approx. 52,575 s/f parcel JiMWres) with 115' sandy
beach frontage &S p'f Superior building lot. All
utilities avai R. fantastic sea views. $1,386,000.
Ocean Blvd. Beachfront Parcel # 1260 Splendid
44,600 s/f parcel on Treasure Cay Beach, 75' beach
frontage of suger-white fine sand. All utilities available.
Spectacular sea & beach views. $1,350,000.
Beachfront Parcel- Ocean Blvd. # 876 1.5 acres with
100' of beach frontage, on spectacular Treasure Cay
Beach. All utilities available Gorgeous beach & sea
views. 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.
WindwardBeach 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. $434,000.
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 # 1498 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/fwith 80' bulk head & 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. $290,000.
St. Andrews Estates, Golf Cog tot # 1341 11,151
s/f residential parcel vwl$'yof golf course frontage.
All utilities 'Short walk to beach. $41,000.
"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.
Orchid Bay -Beachfront Parcel 25- #1530 1.173 acre
Atlantic Ocean lot, 130' sandy beach frontage. Excellent
elevations, spectacular ocean views. Orchid Bay
amenities include utilities, marina, restaurant, pool, tennis
courts, beach pavillion, paved roads, etc. $1,695,000.

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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The Abaconian January 15,2010

Floyd Lowe, Green Turtle Cay's oldest resident, reminisces

By Navardo Saunders
Green Turtle Cay native Floyd Orazia
Lowe, MBE, ESQ, JP, was not born with
a silver spoon in his mouth. And he doesn't
have anything more than a ninth grade level
education. But he has managed to become
one of the most successful businessmen in
the area. And today at age 90 he still over-
sees his award-winning ferry boat business
and a multimillion dollar lobster enterprise.
Mr. Lowe was born in September 1919
and grew up on Green Turtle Cay to a farmer/
fisherman and a housewife. He is the youngest
of nine siblings three sisters and six brothers
- all of whom have predeceased him.
In an interview at his home on Green
Turtle Cay on New Year's Day, Mr. Lowe
recalled what life was like growing up on
the cay. "It was much different back then
than it is today," he said. "We didn't have
televisions or computers. We had to make
our own entertainment. At that time every
young man knew how to play an instru-
ment, either guitar, banjo, drums or saw
and that's how we entertained ourselves
for the most part. As far as the adults are
concerned, the women stayed at home
while the men went to work. Most of the
women had baby after baby. Without tele-
vision what else to do but make babies."
When they weren't playing music, the
youngsters would shoot marbles or fly kites.
"I think not having the television and internet
benefited us," he said. "Most of us stayed out
of trouble. Today you see young people get-
ting involved in all sorts of negative things.
In many cases, it's because they are being
influenced by what they see on the television
and the internet. You never heard of people
killing and stealing from one another. The
worst that would happen was some children
would go into someone else's yard and raid

their fruit
tree without
asking. We
could have
left our doors
unlocked and
wide open
because no
one stole. 1
People '
shared with Floyd Lowe
each other. Those were the good days."
Back then because of easy access and
availability, fish was the most popular meal.
"We had stew fish for for lunch and dinner
on Friday," said Mr. Lowe. "Fried fish on
Saturday, boiled fish on Sunday morning
and fried fish on Sunday night. A pound of
grouper cost 3 cents in those days so it was
affordable," he added. "Today you're look-
ing at paying $10.50 per pound."
Mr. Lowe recalled a time when the
Methodist minister from Hope Town vis-
ited Cherokee Sound expecting to be fed
fish, but there was none on his plate.
"Cornbread and corn tea and corn fish
for breakfast was intended to be," Lowe
jokingly remembered the minister saying.
"Boy, he was sure disappointed there was
no fish for him."
In Mr. Lowe's younger days one of
the biggest events took place on May 24.
"That's the Queen's birthday," he ex-
plained. "We celebrated major events like
that quite differently than they are celebrat-
ed today. We enjoyed the maypole, greasy
pole, sailing and sculling races. Christmas
was also a big deal. Most families raised
hogs and killed them around Christmas
time. We would march with the drums and
Christmas music. Most guys got drunk."
When he was 14 and finished school,

Mr. Lowe got a job in the shark industry.
"We would skin the shark and export the
skin," he said. "People overseas used the
skin to make shoes, belts, bags and other
things. Almost all the men worked in the
shark industry at the time." The pay was
just 35 cents a day.
People kept their money hidden in their
homes at the time. "There were no banks,"
he said. "And really there was no need for
any because people only made enough to get
by. There was no money left for savings."
Looking for a better life, Mr. Lowe left
Green Turtle Cay and moved to Millville at
Cross Harbour in 1942. Many opportunities
came along with the move. "Opportunities
just kept coming my way," he said. "I think
I had what a lot of people who go into busi-
ness lack stick-ability, and I was not afraid
to venture into new businesses that had nev-
er been explored before." He owned a new
and used car business in Marsh Harbour, a
chicken farm, a retail food store and a real
estate and insurance firm.
Today, he is the proprietor of Abaco Sea-
foods, a lobster export business on Green
Turtle Cay, which he estimates has pumped
$75 to $100 million into the Bahamian
economy since its inception. He became
involved in the crawfish industry after two
of his brothers began the business sometime
in the 1930s. "Thirty miles west of Green
Turtle Cay my brothers went crawfishing,"
he said. "At the time they got one penny for
each live crawfish. They used a pole, tick-
ler and bully to get the crawfish from under
the rocks. They would go to Cross Harbour
and find lots of crawfish which were in de-
mand." Mr. Lowe eventually took over the
business, which thrived into a multi-million
dollar enterprise.
Mr. Lowe remembered the time he

owned a new and used car business. "That
was in 1965 and a new Corolla cost around
$1400," he said. "The same car with some
additional features cost anywhere from
$15,000 to $20,000. today." Today he owns
the Green Turtle Ferries which he bought
38 years ago from his brother Harold, who
was also a successful businessman.
In recognition of his consistent and qual-
ity service over the years, he was award-
ed the prestigious Cacique Award for his
ferry business, which transports visitors
and locals between Green Turtle Cay and
mainland Abaco seven days a week.
In January 1992 he was awarded a Cer-
tificate of Honour from the Queen for
outstanding community service and was
named a MBE (Member of the British
Empire) of the Civil Division of the Order
of the the British Empire. In July 1999 he
was awarded the Silver Jubilee Award in
recognition of Outstanding Contribution
to National Development. These plaques
and certificates along with many others in
recognition of outstanding community ser-
vice line the walls of his home on Green
Turtle Cay which he shares with his wife
of 67 years, Zeddith, also aged 90. Come
this June they will have been married for
68 years. Their union produced seven
children, 15 grandchildren and 18 great-
grandchildren with one on the way.
Age and three minor strokes have
slowed Mr. Lowe down a bit. And both he
and his wife, the oldest residents on Green
Turtle Cay, depend on pacemakers to help
regulate their heartbeats.
Mr. Lowe, who moved back to Green
Turtle Cay in 1972, spends a few hours a
day checking on his enterprises which are
operated by his children. "Life has been
good," he said. "I really can't complain."

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Abaco Lodge appeared in television series
AA and AI Anon
By Jennifer Hudson equipped with television plus a very nice one else. With its headquarters in Argenti- Meetings
One of the newest fishing lodges on outdoor area for relaxing around the pool na, it owns eight fishing properties and six The AA (Alcoholics Anomyous)
Abaco, the Abaco Lodge located at Bustic and fire pit. The lodge, which is open from wing shooting properties predominantly group of Marsh Harbour meets Mon-
Point in the premises which were formerly October through July, is busiest from Feb- in South America, Chili and Uruguay and days, Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. at the
the Lazy Parrot, was featured in a series ruary on and enjoys a 90 percent occu- one on Andros. It does not target people Marsh Harbour Community Library.
on the ESPN television network. Although pancy rate with 80 percent return clients already on Abaco, but brings people in,
the Lodge opened last year for the film- overall. The lodge owns four boats and the usually in groups of eight friends. Al-Anon in Marsh Harbour meets by
ing of this series, its official opening for fishermen leave two to a boat at 8 a.m. Mr. White is very enthusiastic about this request. Call 357-6511.
guests was just two months ago. This is a after breakfast and return at 4 p.m. for island. "Abaco is fantastic. It is most ac- The AA group in Hope Town meets
fully inclusive bonefish lodge which pro- dinner after enjoying a day of fishing the cessible and offers the best fishing you can Mondays and Wednesdays and Fridays
vides food and a fishing programme for its marls. A boat trailer is available if anyone have. The Bahamas has some of the best at 6 p.m. at the Hope Town Library.
guests who on average tend to come for wishes to fish elsewhere. "All of the fish- bonefishing in the world and Abaco is hard
a six-day, five-night stay. The cheerfully ing guides attached to the Abaco Lodge are to beat." The AA group and the AlAnon group
painted buildings provide eight single oc- locals and, in fact, the entire staff is local," The television show entitled Pirates of meet in the Treasure Cay Community
cupancy rooms which are comfortably stated owner/manager Oliver White. the Flats which was filmed last year en- Center on Mondays at 7:30 p.m.
appointed, each with its own ensuite bath- The Nervous Waters Fishing Company, tirely at the Abaco Lodge aired on ESPN Please call 357-6511 for additional
room. of which the Abaco Lodge is a part, owns in six episodes, the first of which was on information.
The main lodge and bar for dining is more fishing lodges in the world than any- December 27.


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Art for the Parks
Saturday, January 30, 2010 10 am 5 pm The Marquee
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Admission: Adults $5, Children under 12 $2

Gospel Sunday Lunch Rake n' Scrape
Join us for a great lunch with popular Gospel music Dance the night away at our Pool Bar
performed by "Stephen Colebrook" every Friday night to the upbeat sounds of
every Sunday 1 pm 3pm in Anglers Restaurant "Brown Tip" starting at 8:30 pm

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Every Monday00 pm to 10o00 pm Enjoy a mouthwatering Prime Rib dinner
with friends and family.....every Saturday night
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The funeral service for Willard Pinder,
67, formerly
of Sandy
Point, was
held Janu-
ary 9th in
Nassau. In-
terment was
also in Nas-
He is sur-
vived by his Willare Pinder
sons Mark and George; daughter Clau-
dette; daughter-in-law Gaylene, grandchil-
dren Mark Jr and Tamara; brothers Adol-
phus and Virgil Pinder and Arch Bethel;
sisters Anastacia Pinder and Isamae Sm-
art; sisters-in-law Adelaide and Hendria
Pinder; nephews Franklyn Taylor, Rev.
Ademain Pinder, Alexian Pinder, Edward
and Garvin Stuart and Ambrose; nieces
Dionne Britton, Veola Kesson and Nadia;
grandnephews and nieces Kristoff, Mau-
rico, Davionne, Troy, Adrian, Sean, Dar-
ren, Chidese, Marcia, Diajah, Omesha,
Jada, Makai and Kardesha; aunts Zerma
Pinder, Alice Hudson, Genieve Bethel,
Essie McKinney, Bartlette, Eloise Dames
and Isadora Pinder; uncles Rev. Dr. Ralph
Russell, Neville Pinder, Frederick Bethel,
Irvin Pinder, James Dames, Thomas Ar-
cher and James Edward Pinder; and many
other relatives and friends.
The funeral service for Veola Virginia
Colebrooke, 59, formerly of Sandy Point,
was held January 9th in Nassau. Interment
was also in Nassau.
She is survived by her husband Ernest
Fraser; children Ernesto, Ervin Sebas-
tian, Modesta Dave, Angelique Verlincia,
Clandestein Miranda Strachan, Shandiola
Fertinalegua, Charlton and Ernest Cole-


brooke Jr.;
dren Verlin-
cia, Marti- .,
no, Trejolie
Venith Stra-
chan, Mod- Veola Virginia Colerooke
esta Colebrooke Jr., Amanda Alexander,
Mitchanti Simms, Samson, Shandiliah,
Veola, Alexus Strachan, Destinique,
Asiarainna Clandestein Strachan, Ange-
linna Celestain Strachan, Alanna Marsha
Strachan, Demetrius Charlton Jr., Anvi-
nique Vashticia Gabriel Johnson, Ernesto
Colebrooke Jr., Javis Charlton, Mau-
jah Marvio Johnson, Demetrio Charton,
Modesto Colebrooke II, Marvin Maurice
Johnson Jr., Malijah Dean Colebrooke and
Anvia Maujalique Angelique Colebrooke
Johnson; brothers Howard Armbrister (de-
ceased), Floyd Alexander Armbrister and
Milton Armbrister; sisters Marion Betty
Jackson, Ruth Catherine Russell, Enza
Gaylene Gibson, Naomi Louise Dean,
Rosena Armbrister Albury, Trudy Alexan-
dra Armbrister Dorsette, Phillamena Juan-
ita Williams, Stephany Margo and Patrice
Lighbourne; stepchildren Ernest, Camille,
Marcia, Everette, Bradisha, Ernestia and
Dion Fraser; grandson-in-law Lavardo
Thompson; daughters-in-law and sons-in-
law Gloria and Althea Colebrooke, She-
nique Rolle, Althera Brown Colebrooke,
Venith Alexander Strachan and Demetrius
Charlton; mother-in-law Francis Fraser;
sisters-in-law Floreen, Genese and Maxine
Armbrister, Isolene Rolle, Miriam Cole-
brooke, Willimae Colebrooke, Elizabeth

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Darville, Astrid Fraser and Patricia Tay-
lor; brothers-in-law Rev. Roscoe Jackson,
Rev. William Gibson, Capt. James Dean,
Capt. Milton Albury, Anthony Dorsette,
William. Rosewell Lightbourne, Rodney,
Elmore, George and Edgar Colebrooke,
Desmond, Garth and Warren Fraser; niec-
es; nephews; and many other relatives and
Hilton Bain, 59, of Sandy Point died at
the Princess Margaret Hospital on Decem-
ber 31st, 2009.
He is survived by his wife Lizamae Bain;
aunts Doro-
thy Dean,
Isme Sey-
mour, Bea-
trice Davis
and Berline
uncles James
Davis, Har-
rison Gaitor, H n
Johnathan Hilton Barn
Dean and David Seymour; sisters Ala-
dice Culmer, Victoria Butler and Roselda
Clarke; brothers Deacon Edward Bain Jr.
Anthony and Leon Bain; and many other
relatives and friends.
The funeral service for Lakara Shan-
tana McKenzie Cenard, 23, affectionate-
ly called "Kara," of Marsh Harbour, was
held on January 9 at Trumpet Assembly
of God in Dundas Town. Pastor Carlton
Dorsette officiated assisted by Minister
Rochelle Vilmar. Interment was in the

Public Cemetery in Marsh Harbour.
She is
by her hus-
band Fed-
ner Cenard;
Cenard; par-
ents Sylvia
and Eugene Lakara Cenard
sisters Vanessa and Sherry McKenzie,
McKenna and Marva McCoy; brothers
Eugene, Tenir, Rocky and Rico McKenzie
and Corvin McCoy; grandmother Aramen-
ta McKenzie; grandfather George McKen-
zie; great grandmother Rebecca Simms;
nieces Toira, and Racarsha; nephews Da-
vid, Latrell, Lavary, Chine, Raekwon,
Quanell, Rico Jr. and Romane; aunts Le-
onora, Geir and Jackie Williams, Audrey
Alvarez, Edith Joseph, Colette, Collen,
Edith and Vanny; uncles Tyrone, Henry
and Jamal Williams, Santos Alvarez, Jim,
Holly and Columbus McKenzie; grand-
aunts Valerie Duncombe, Salvera Archer,
Althea Rolle, Rhonda Simms and Verrfita
Rolle; granduncles Hudson and Stevenson
Simms and Marcus Duncombe; sister-in-
law Sherry McKenzie; cousins Latoya,
Brutus, Lakeshia, Sonoveia and Jonathan
Penn, Ricardo and Carlos Alvarez, Henery

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Obituaries From,
III, Hendranique, Jamie, Latisha
viea Williams, Rholanda and Nae
liams, Diajha and Deanza, Theres
Teril, Ashley, Marlon, Shantell,
Anastacia, David, Ocara, Marbria
Daria and Oneal; and many other
and friends.
The funeral service for Warr
"Duce" Stubbs, 39, of Sandy P
held on January 9th in Nassau. I
was also in Nassau.
He is survived by his parents
Bannister and Christopher Stubbs
ter Oneisha Stubbs; stepdaughte
jah Ellis; fiancee Keva Dean M
grandfather Allen Bannister; sister
ris Bannister, Angela Sands, Sha
liams, Nico-
ra, Kristan,

and Sher-
ry Stubbs;
Oneil and Warren Lloyd
Carl Stubbs
and Ezra Davis; step-sisters Dela
Lacreisha Taylor; step-brothers C

Philando Taylor; aunts Ellamae and Nee-
Page20 hah Rolle, Irene, Linda, Rena and Elo-
and Dar- ise Bannister, Peggy Wilson, Sherryann
ejha Wil- Hield, Verdell Pinder and Leola Johnson;
;a, Ryan, uncles Ronnie, John, Etric, Henry and
Tameka, McAllen Bannister, Bishop Teuton Stubbs,
a, Derio, Wentworth and William Stubbs, Clyde and
relatives Hensel Rolle, Edgar Thurston, Carlton
Thompson and Freeland Deveaux; grand-
en Lloyd aunts and uncles Bishop Joel Stubbs, Al-
'oint was fred and Esmay Seymour, Colin and Meryl
nterment Butler, Mary Seymour, Lillis Thurston,
John and Francis Deveaux, Eltemon and
Carnetta Cynthia Moss; godchildren Davisha Light-
s; daugh- bourne and Cyniqua Newbold; nieces Jef-
-r, Kadi- frica, Alexandria, Anastacia, Anotonique,
cKinney; Christornia and Shantiarra; nephews Der-
ers Delo- on, Kelsey, Darius, Shavado, Justin, Sha-
ron Wil- vado, Atrea and Fhayne; cousins Ronnie
Jr., Marion, Tancia, Arnold, Henry Jr.,
Glenda, Gershon, Leslie, Arrianna, Al-
exander, Deidre, John Jr., Maroo, Sarah,
Clayton, Stevie, Reba, Jermaine, Avery,
Ikie, Adrian, Vanessa, Sabrina, Deman-
di, Allen Jr. Allando and Tyrese Bannis-
ter, Krishna and Donnicka Rolle, Tikita,
Tawana and Carl Thompson, Deidre
Young, Joel, Sidney, Antonio, Henderson,
Stubbs Janice and Orlean Stubbs, Tenako and Ty-
rone Smith, Roger Wilson, Darrel, D'han,
arese and Nicola and Nadia Rolle and Kejmar Thur-
raig and ston; and many other relatives and friends.

Sandra Ann Curry Albury was the
first of three children born to Trevis Fran-
cis Curry and Margaret (Peggy) Jean Cur-
ry on De-
ce m b e r
27th, 1959,
Nassau. She
passed away
on January 6
after a very
long illness.
Her funeral
was held at
Grace Gym, Sandra Albury
Marsh Harbour Gospel Chapel, on January
9. Pastor Gurth Roberts and Pastor David
Cartwright officiated. Interment was in the
Marsh Harbour cemetery.
Sandra attended St. Frances de Sales
School, then worked at Lowe's Pharmacy
Ltd. for over 20 years. Sandra married
Ernest Albury on April 2nd, 1977. They
had three children, Monique, Clarice and
Ernest Albury. Sandra gave her heart to
the Lord in 1973. She was very faithful at
attending church from a young child and
helped out at church functions in any way
she could. She enjoyed serving the Lord
by singing in the church choir.
She is survived by: her husband, Er-
nest; daughters Monique Lowe and Cla-
rice Roberts; son: Ernest (Ernie) Albury;

parents Trevis and Peggy Curry; grand-
mother Venie Lowe; brothers Lerman and
Craig Curry; sons-in-law Chet Lowe and
Joel Roberts; grandson Ghannen Lowe;
granddaughter; Ariauna Roberts; expected
daughter-in-law Mindy Sands; uncles Don-
ald, Edwin, Phil and Lee Lowe and Thom-
as Blake, Walter and Bernard Curry; aunts
Adina Roberts, Carolyn, Julia and Juanita
Lowe and Louisa Blake, Zettie and Virgin-
ia Curry; brothers-in-law Leslie (Bookie)
Albury, Tommy Pinder and Willie Pinder;
sisters-in-law Kim Curry, Bessie Pinder,
Lela Bethel, Marie Pinder, Donna Albury
and Maria Albury; nieces; nephews; and
many other relatives and friends.

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Letters From Page 9

patient, awaiting promised information re-
garding meaningful Environmental Impact
Assessments, Clifton Pier environmental
records, and consideration of alternative
fuels, including diesel. I have not yet heard
or seen convincing evidence that there are
not alternatives to this $110,000,000 proj-
ect. I continue to see this plan as regressive
and short-sighted.
The accusation of being uncaring for our
friends in Central Pines is offensive. There
is no doubt that the current power plant
is insufficient and dirty. I do not argue
against it being closed. However, Central
Pines will be affected by the new power
plant, just as will Spring City, Cherokee,
Marsh Harbour and the outer cays, indeed,
our entire community.
I find the hesitation to use diesel instead
of Bunker C fuel incomprehensible. The
effect of heavy fuel oil on health and en-
vironment is indisputable. Recognize that
there are no plans to use scrubbers or other
means to reduce the pollution emitted by
this plant. The proposed tall smokestacks
simply disperse the emissions more wide-
ly. Diesel is also a polluting fuel, but rep-
resents the "lesser of evils."
To suggest that Abaconians bring higher
utilities bills on themselves is disingenuous
and seems to indict and penalize those who
ask for a cleaner fuel. It suggests ready
scapegoats to blame for the inevitable in-
creasing utility bills expected with the fu-
ture costs of fossil fuels and of managing
the public corporation. If policy is changed
to encourage private and individual power
production and conservation; if net meter-
ing is introduced; if consideration for sup-
plemental alternative energy is pursued;
cannot demand and use of diesel fuel stabi-
lize or decrease?
Yes, I understand that the Wilson City
plant is "a done deal." The generators are
on Abaco. Contracts were signed; money
was paid; commitments were made long
before our community was aware of the
plan. The opposition to the plant was futile
from the outset. However, perhaps there
is still chance for persuasion to use clean-
er fuel. Perhaps our community can hold
government and BEC accountable to as-
sure proper care and maintenance. Perhaps
government will become more transparent
and consider public consultation before fu-
ture development. I believe we as a com-
munity must continue to make our voices
heard to assure these goals.
Frank Boyce, MD

Greetings to persons

interested in the White

Sound Park
This is the first report of the White
Sound Park Committee on the develop-
ment of a park at White Sound to serve the
neighborhood and the island. Located on

land controlled by the Hope Town Coun-
cil between Abaco Inn and Sea Spray, it
is north of the White Sound freight de-
pot. In general, we envision the park as a
place for both local residents and tourists
to enjoy amenities such as children's play
equipment, picnic tables, beach volleyball
and tennis courts; and we hope to provide
a launching ramp for small boats. There
are no rules for the park yet, but we in-
tend to recommend that the Council make
the park a daytime operation only--open
at sunrise, close at sunset. Obviously, this
project is one which will take several years
to complete. The ideas we have now may
not be realized, either because better ones
will come along or because sufficient funds
may not be available.
The Hope Town Council initiated the
development of the park during summer
2009. An informal open meeting was held
and a committee was formed. Lana Rus-
sell and Steve Dodge serve as co-chairs
of the committee, Lana representing the
Council and Steve representing the neigh-
borhood. Judy Fortenberry is serving as
treasurer and Jeremy Sweeting of Man-O-
War Cay, who is Chief Councillor of the
Hope Town Council, is temporarily serv-
ing as secretary. Membership on the com-
mittee is open; any interested person may
participate. The committee has no legal or
political powers; it will simply facilitate
the development of the park in cooperation
with the Hope Town Council.
Work commenced during late summer
when the area was re-graded. Todd Cash
generously contributed some fill for this.
The work was paid for with funds pro-
vided by the Council to kick-off the proj-
ect. It is a very good beginning, but more
fill and grading will be necessary to con-
trol puddling and drainage. Dan Sullivan
has offered to provide some fill from the
dredging around the Abaco Inn Point. Lo-
ren Senn has offered to do some additional
work on a complimentary basis. We plan
to install piling cut-offs to mark the park/
freight depot border and hope to arrange
a contribution of these by one of the dock
building companies. Five are now in place
but have not yet been trimmed to final
Brian Nottage is in charge of the ten-
nis court part of the project. He has a very
specific plan in mind to build two courts
fenced together with a gazebo in between
based on a similar facility on Paradise Is-
land in Nassau. Public tennis courts will
be a significant new amenity on the island,
centrally located between two of the ma-
jor resorts and just off the road for almost
everyone's easy access. Various individu-
als have expressed strong interest in this
part of the project, and we look forward
to Brian moving ahead with this as soon
as possible.
A beach volleyball court is also a pos-
sibility. This is, of course, less expensive
to build than a tennis court, but the interest
in using it may be lower as well. But there

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Our immediate plans, once the grading
is completed, are to build some children's
playground equipment in the northern part
of the park ... probably a swing set with
a slide and a separate teeter totter. Good
plans are available on the internet, and
once we have funds to purchase the wood,
fasteners and commercial quality swings
and a slide, a work party will be orga-
nized to build it. Some landscaping (sand,
grass, and some plants) will of course be
necessary for this. The play equipment
will not be permanently installed, but will
be movable if that becomes necessary.
We hope to move forward with some
landscaping, especially along the edge of
the park along the road. The berms along-
side the road require some more shaping
and some parts of them need to be moved
a little. We plan to remove all the Hawai-
ian Sea Grape from these berms, nurture
Sea Oats and other local plants, and we
hope for some contributions of plants
from local green thumbs.
Also on the docket is a launching ramp.
This will actually be built at the northern
end of the freight depot part of the prop-
erty rather than in the park in order to
separate playing children from boat trail-
ers and trucks. Various persons have ex-
pressed interest in the boat ramp, and we
are hoping that those who plan to use it
will come forward with contributions to
make it happen. Planning is certainly not
final for this, but it has been suggested

that the ramp be built in sections (about 5
feet by 8 feet) and then be pushed down
the slope into the water. It has also been
suggested that a $500 contribution would
pay for a panel. I suppose panels could be
inscribed with the donor's name. So if you
have ever secretly wanted to have your
name cast in concrete at White Sound, this
is your chance. Donations less than $500
are of course welcome. We expect the
launching ramp to be an important conve-
nience for many on the island, especially
when a storm is approaching and it is im-
portant to get small boats out of the water.
When sufficient funds designated for the
ramp are received, the ramp will be built,
hopefully in 2010 ... rather than 2020.
B$ checks may be sent to White Sound
Park Committee, c/o Judy Fortenberry,
Abaco Inn, Hope Town, Abaco, Bahamas.
US$ checks (drawn on a US bank) can
be sent to PERC, which is an organization
run by Joe Shrier of Rocky River, Ohio,
which will forward the funds to the White
Sound Park Committee. Making the dona-
tion to PERC rather than directly to the
White Sound Park Committee makes it
possible for the donor to legally deduct the
contribution on their US income tax form.
Please remember to designate the funds
for the White Sound Park and mail to:
PERC, 19300 Story Road, Rocky River,
OH 29926. The minimum donation PERC
will process is $250. If you wish your do-
nation to be used for a specific part of the
park project (i.e.- play equipment, launch
ramp, tennis court, etc.), please designate
that on the check.
Steve Dodge

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

Area Code 242 unless listed otherwise
Island-wide Abaco Listings

Abaco Vacations +
Abaco Vacation Planner + 25 hse
Bahamas Vacations +
Lee Pinder + 3 hse
Marina Albury Cottages 5 cottages
Grand Cay
Rosie's Place
Green Turtle Cay

Bluff House Club
Cocobay Cottages
Green Turtle Club
Island Properties +
New Plymouth Inn
Ocean Blue Propert
Other Shore Club
Roberts Cottages

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

Abaco Inn
Club Soleil
Crystal Villas
Elbow Cay Prop +
Hope T Harb Lodge
Hope T Hideaways
Hope T Villas +
Lighthouse Rentals
Sea Gull Cottages 4
Sea Spray Resort
Tanny Key +
Turtle Hill

ies +

12 units
6 cott
35 rm
34 hse
9 rm


Lubbers Quarters
Sea Level Cottages 4 hse 366-3121
Island Home Rentals + 8 hse 365-6048
Schooner's Landing 5 condos 365-6072
Marsh Harbour area

366-2053 Abaco Beach Resort
366-2075 Abaco Real Estate +
352-5458 Ambassador Inn
Bustick Bight Resort
365-4247 Conch Inn
365-5464 D's Guest House
365-4271 Living Easy
365-4047 Island Breezes Motel
365-4161 Lofty Fig Villas
365-4636 Pelican Beach Villas
365-4226 Regattas (Prev. Abaco Towns)

3 cott 365-4105
Guana Cay
II hse 365-5178
4 rm 10 cott.365-5137
12 hse 365-5195
6 units 365-5133
8 rm 7 cott 365-5106
4 units 904-982-2762
9 hse 365-5140
Hope Town
22 rm 366-0133
6 rm I cott 366-0003
7 villas 888-812-2243
53 hse 366-0035
25 rm 366 0095
+ 63 hse 366-0224
3 hse 366-0030
4 cott 366-0154
S 3 hse 366-0266
6 villas 366-0065
43 hse 366-0053
4 villas 366-0557

Moore's Is Bonefish Camp

82 rms
6 hse
3 rms
6 rms
8 rms
9 rms
6 rms 3

8 rms
6 eff
6 cott
32 effic
8 rm



Sandy Point
Oeisha's Resort 366-4139
Pete & Gay's Resort 14 rm 366-4119
Rickmon's Bonefishing 10 rm 366-4477
Spanish Cay
Spanish Cay Resort 18 rm 6 hse 365-0083
Treasure Cay
Bahama Beach Club 88 units 365-8500
Island Dreams + 45 hse 365-8507
Treasure Cay Resort 95 rms 365-8801
Mark's Bungalows 4 units 365-8506
Wood Cay
Tangelo Hotel 19 rm 3 villa365-2222
Web Sites with Abaco Information

Revy. Jan 10

January 15, 2010

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
GuanaCay 365-5178 Treasure Cay 365-8749

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

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 [o o
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 holidays
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

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 i 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 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

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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 &ACart Rentals........................... 375-8055
Guana Cay
Donna Sands Cart Rentals .............365-5195
Dive Guana Boats & Bikes...............365-5178
Orchid Bay Cart rentals................... 354-5175
Conch Pearl Boat Rentals............... 365-6502
Island Treasures Cart Rentals ........... 365-6072
Ria-Mar Golf Cart Rentals................365-6024
Waterways Boat Rental ..357-6540 & 365-6143
Hope Town
Cat's Paw Boat Rentals...................366-0380
Hope Town Cart Rentals .................366-0064
Island Cart Rentals .................... 366-0448
Island Marine Boat Rentals ............... 366-0282
J R's Cart Rental.. ...................... 366-0361
Sea Horse Boat Rentals ............. 366-0023
T & N Cart Rentals........................... 366-0069
Treasure Cay
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
Jody Albury .........375-8068
Terrance Davis.... 367-4464
Buddy Pinder.......366-2163
Justin Sands ......367-3526
Danny Sawyer.....367-3577
Jay Sawyer ........367-3941
David Albury .......365-6059

Crossing Rocks
Tony Russell .......366-3259
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 t 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
P inacle .......... . .... .. ...... .. .. ..............
Pop's Place ........................$ .....+ .....367-3796
Sea Shells .........................$ ........... ..367-4460
Snack Shack .....................$ .....+.....367-4005
Snappas.............................$ .............. 367-2278
Wallys .....................$$$ .............367-2074
Hope Town
Abaco Inn ............ $$$.............366-0133
Cap'n Jacks .......................$ ............. 366-0247
Harbour's Edge............... $$ ........... 366-0087
H T Harbour Lodge .......$$$ .............366-0095
Munchies ......... ...$... ......... ..366-0423
Sea Spray ...................... $$ ..... ::..... 366-0065
Little Harbour
Pete's Pub
Lubber's Quarter
Cracker P's....................................... 366-3139
Hibiscus ...... ............................. 365-6380
Island Treats Snack Bar.................. 365-6501
Guana Cay
Docksiders ...................$$$ .............365-5230
Grabbers ................. $$$ .............365-5133
Nippers ................... $$$ ............365-5143
Orchid Bay .....................$$$ .............265-5175
Treasure Cay
Florence's Cafe .............$...$
Coconuts... ..................
Harbour Cafe ....................$ ............. 365-8635
Hudson's Delight ...............$ .......... 365-8648
Spinnaker Restaurant ...$$$ .............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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JANUARY 15th, 2010

Diverse studies highlight our environment

Scientists come together to exchange information

One of the presenters at the Abaco Science Alliance Conference was Craig Layman, who has done several projects on Abaco that
have involved many school students. He opened the creek at Cross Harbour that allowed a normal flow of water, increasing the
wetlands that are a fisheries' nursery. He organized a competition between schools to see which fish, implanted with a transmit-
ter, traveled from the mangroves at Witch's Point to the reef the fastest. He is shown here de,., i aiing his study in the Bight of Old
Robinson showing that where the density offish is greater, the seagrass growth is better, supporting faster growth rates offish on the
reefs. The conference was held at New Vision Ministries on January 8 and 9.

By Mirella Santillo
For the fourth biennial Abaco Science
Alliance Conference, Friends of the En-
vironment invited scientists and research-
ers, local and foreign, to make public the
results of the studies they have conducted
in The Bahamas. Knowledge and possible
solutions were imparted during this year's
Conference held January 8th and 9th at
New Vision Ministries. Presentations were
made on January 8 and field trips along
with presentations on January 9. Present-
ers addressed an attentive audience that in-
clude 80 local high school students on sub-
jects ranging from the discovery that the
Abaco parrot is a different separate species
to overfishing of conch from observations
conducted in the Berry Islands.
The fragility of the Bahamian eco-sys-
tem seems to have only recently been fully
understood. The consequences of increased
building, high tourism and "modern" ways
of life contributing to high pollution and
change in habitats, marine and terrestrial,
are being observed in many areas of The
Bahamas, sending a warning light to en-
vironmentalists. It has become a quest

Please see Conference Page 2

Court refuses to stop BEC plant

The newly formed environmental group,
Responsible Development for Abaco, re-
ceived a setback when the Court of Ap-
peals refused to grant an injunction stop-
ping all work at the new construction site.
The court did accept that their applica-
tion for judicial review will be heard soon
by the Supreme Court. RDA representa-
tives complained that any delays in grant-

ing an injunction will cause further irrepa-
rable damage to the environment.
The judge noted that work at the BEC
Wilson City site began in the fall of 2008
and any objections would have been more
appropriate at that time.
No date was given for the Supreme
court hearing.

By Mirella Santillo
"Green" has become a word used in
many contests. The negative consequenc-
es of modernization are being revealed
day by day, forcing concerned environ-
mentalists to guide the population into re-
specting the environment more. To save
our environment and ultimately our plan-
et, people are advised to "think green,"

"buy green," also "build green," even
"eat green."
During the last couple of years, Friends
of the Environment, through seminars
and workshops has diligently campaigned
to help local residents alter behaviors that
have been damaging to the island's fragile
Please see Seminar Page 10

Help for Haiti!
The Rotary Club of Abaco will be ter purification tablets, shovels and other
mounting a major island-wide strategy to tools, a multi-fueled cook stove, eating
raise money to purchase shelterboxes for utensils, a radio and more. Each box sells
needy Haitians. A shelterbox is packed for approximately $800. Shelterboxes
with two 10-person tents, vinyl sleeping Please see Haitian Page 7
mats, lightweight thermal blankets, wa-

Forest Heights student

crowned in beauty pageant
By Julieth Stuart-McCafferty
In a splendid display of
"beauty and brains," 13
young ladies hailing from the
islands of Grand Bahama,
Abaco and Bimini took to the
stage in the first annual Miss
Highs Abrave Edubeauty
Pageant held on January 2nd
in Freeport. Capturing one
of the four crowns awarded
was Dawnishka Morley, a
student of Forest Heights and
daughter of Wanda Major-
Miss Highs Abrave Edu-
beauty Pageant targeted high
school seniors and required
its entrants to have a current
minimum grade point average
of 3.0.
After a stirring liturgical
dance routine and a strong Dawnishka Morley was one of the winners in a beauty
question and answer segment,
Dawnishka emerged as Miss pageant held on Grand Bahama. She is shown here
Highs avemeSclrdasti with her mother, Wanda Major-McIntosh of Dundas
Highs Abrave Scholar, a title
which will allow her through- Standria Moss, a 4.0 student from Grand
out her reign to educate her peers across
Bahama. She will hold the overall title of
the Bahamas about Jesus Christ, Teenage
Pregnancy, and Drug Abuse.
The overall winner of the contest was Please see Pageant Page 4




"Green building" is

topic of seminar

A..... 1...
BREA and Friends of the Environment hosted a seminar to teach ways of building that
will conserve building materials and save energy when the house is occupied. 5/"nI ,
here is Stephen Wrinkle, President of the Bahamas Contractors Association in Nassau
who was one of the presenters. The seminar was held on January 7.

Baker's Bay environmental program was analyzed

By Samantha V. Evans
On January 9, the second day of the
Abaco Science Alliance Conference, Dr.
Kathleen Sullivan Sealy gave a report on
the monitoring of the environmental man-
agement plans of Baker's Bay Golf and
Ocean Club on Guana Cay. She has headed
the Environmental Management Team of
the University of Miami for the past five
years that had a contract to monitor and
record the program Baker's Bay employed
as an example of sustainable tourism in the
Family Islands. It is a model that developed
measurable ecological criteria for future
developments. This study ended when the
marina was operational although construc-
tion of homes and other buildings continue.
Dr. Sealy began by giving an update on
the good, bad and unexpected things that
occurred while they worked on the Baker's
Bay contract. This project is a ten-year

program and
they are now
in their ninth
year but
the moni-
toring that
Dr. Sealy
worked on
was for five
years. At Kathleen Sealy
this time Dr.
Sealy's group oversaw the environmental
and ecological monitoring of the site. They
looked at the coastal conditions in The Ba-
hamas, what other developments did and
came up with goals that would help Bak-
er's Bay meet its needs. They further en-
deavored to protect the beaches of Guana
Cay from erosion and storm destruction.
This project was collaborated between the
University of Miami, the College of the

Bonefish need to be protected

A topic on bonefish preservation was of
particular interest to the bonefish guides
present. The recreational fishery for bone-
fish is worth billions of dollars worldwide.
Yet there is insufficient information for
effective conservation and management.
Without sufficient biological information it
is impossible to plan effective habitat pro-
tection and management strategies. Aaron
Adams, Director of the Bonefish and Tar-
pon Trust, suggested taking action now to
protect the bonefish, stating the example of
the Chesapeake Bay Conservation program
which came too late to save the bonefish in
that area. Not much is known about bone-
fish, so the Bonefish and Tarpon Trust is

with the
goal to edu-
cate guides
and fisher-
men about
A tagging Aaron Adams
program in
various islands of The Bahamas to find out
about the movements of the fish and their
spawning grounds is presently underway.
Much more information is needed about
the species.

Bahamas, and Baker's Bay.
Now that assessments have been done and
the work completed, Dr. Sealy discussed
those findings that were good, bad, and un-
expected from this project. Five good things
were noted: rapid ecological assessment,
coastal buffer zone put in place, checklist
methodology used, private preserve estab-
lished and infra-structure development done
prior to development, and onsite profes-
sional environmental managers were hired.
Some of the things done included monitor-
ing water quality, coastal restoration and
clean up, establishing a horticultural plant,
artificial reef experiment, erosion control
and coastal protection and turtle nesting
control. The company removed casuarinas,
restored the dune on the inside beach and
removed invasive species.
The bad practices identified were a turn
over in staff and lack of continuity, lim-
ited policing of employers, limited govern-
ment oversight and lack of organizational
change. Some additional challenges were
the removal of feral cats, 63 to be exact,
80 percent of which had to be euthanized
as they were diseased. The remaining
20 percent were released after they were

fixed. Turbidity challenge, expense of wa-
ter quality monitoring and protecting small
wetlands were difficult as well.
The unexpected occurrences were the
roads had to be wider than estimated, solid
waste and education on a national level
was a massive problem, lionfish which is
an evasive species, development moved
faster than her group could monitor and
development plans changed.

Conference From Page I
for conservationist organizations, such as
Friends of the Environment, to educate lo-
cal people in order to prevent these nega-
tive effects to take place on Abaco.
Low shores prone to erosion and delicate
coral reefs that could be easily destroyed
by ocean pollution and flora growing on
a nearly non existing soil base. If this is
disturbed, it could very well lead to the
extinction of many plant species. If these
factors are not addressed, it could lead to a
complete alteration of our landscape and a
drastic reduction of our resources.
Royal Bank of Canada was a major
sponsor of this event.


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$1,750,000 NOW $1,250,000

LuJIIJIll CIOtulII r L-oLta :
Lot# 28B $120,000

seasnore villas & -arbour
View Haven $2,650,000

Lot 93A/92B $129,000

Coconut Tyn

"New" waterfront home
3 beds 2 baths, fantastic
views. $750,000

LOt 31 1 Z,oUU sq.Tt renow vvouu
$125,000 REDUCED 2/1 Cotta$29,000on1/2 acre.

Casuarina Point Lots 90 & 91
Casuarina Point Home
B.P.Shores lots 5&6 section 4
B.P.Shores lot 15 section 4
B.P.Shores Beachfront acre section 1

$45,000 each
$30,000 each

$365,00OLong Beach Lots 316 & 418 (each)
Long Beach Lots 412, 413 & 414 (each)


Long Beach Lots 373 & 374 (each)
Lynard Cay Lot 10
Dorros Cove Elbow Cay
Guana Cay Residential Lot
Bahama Coral Island Lot (REDUCED)
Leisure Lee 4 lots (each)
Joe's Creek Lot 12 (REDUCED)



Treasure Cay Galleon Bay lot
Outrigger 2 Bed 1 Bath house
Sunrise Bay lots from
Sweetings Village lot (REDUCED)
Royal Harbour Lot 26
Pelican Shores Harbour Front
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WILL'S PLACE-2 bed 2 bath home. Vaulted ceilings, GETAWAY-ABAco OCEAN CLUB Escape from it all! LoT 4 EAST VIEw 11,181 sqft wooded lot4 lots
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3 bed 3.5 bath at the Abaco Beach Resort and plus 2 bonus rooms and decks. Desirable
the largest marina in the Bahamas. $1,415,000. neighbourhood,strong repeat rentals.$ 1, 100,000.
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on Eastern Shores with 2 docks, boat
lifts, swimming pool. US$985,000.

degree views, swimming pool, recreation room,
wrap around covered porches. $1,750,000.

SUNRISE BAY#7 Beautiful 3 bed 3.5 bath home with
pool,dock slip,beach access. Very desirable family
neighbourhood. Gated community. $950,000.


New 4b/3b home with dockage. Gorgeous pool
with sea views. Guest Cottage. US$995,000.

Best deal w/shetered deepwater dock Ist buyer
that pays US$635,000.before Jan 15th takes it.

easily converted to residential. $350,000.

priced beachfront estate lot available.
Over 1 5 acres. US$ 1,750,000.

WINDING BAY #5126 & #5127
THE ABACO CLUB World class beach offers
total privacy behind the gates of the unique Ritz
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bed 4 bath huge 5,500 sq.ft. family home
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CAROLINA DREAMIN' Best home value on TC
Beach. Furnished New 3 bed 2 bath 2 storey
home, full lower walkout. Pool. $595,000.

BEACHFRONT HOME Best priced 3 bedro
130 ft of prime mainTreasure Cay Beach.
from the Treasure Cay Marina. US$

Beach & ovean views, setback
main Treasure Cay beach US$3

#51 16
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5 minutes

#4578 ABACO OCEAN CLUB Lot 17 Gorgeous Water View. $225,000. Laurie Schreiner
#4940 ABACO OCEAN CLUB Lot 18 Steps to water. $180,000. Laurie Schreiner
#4433 ABACO OCEAN CLUB Lot 46 Large waterfront lot. $298,000. Laurie Schreiner
#4193 ABACO OCEAN CLUB Lot 87 Interior lot, high elevation. $125,000. Laurie Schreiner
#4580 ABACO OCEAN CLUB Lot 107 Community dockage. $79,000. Laurie Schreiner
#3947 ABACO OCEAN CLUB Lot 143 Approximately I1,450 sq. ft. $150,000. Bill Albury
#4606 ABACO OCEAN CLUB Lot 152 NEW PRICE dockage. $119,900. Laurie Schreiner
#5231 LOT 4 EASTVIEW- I11,181 sq.ft with designated dock slip. $165,000. 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

#4493 GREENTURTLE CAY Leeward Yacht Club Lots & house packages. From $275,000.
Stan Sawyer
#4533 GUANA CAY Dolphin Beach Estates. Lot 68 HilltopView. $180,000. BillAlbury

#4071 BAHAMA PALM SHORES Lot 43 Good residential area. $30,000. BillAlbury
#4572 LITTLE HARBOUR NEW PRICE -.97 acre, 150 ft. harbourfront. $198,000.
,, Laurie Schreiner
#4689 CEDAR HARBOUR NEW PRICE 2 acres, deeded water access. $55k. Lydia Bodamer
#5114 #4632 MARSH HARBOUR High Rocks waterfront lot. High elevation,views. $599k. B. Albury
NHOUSE #4888 TURTLE ROCKS 10 Acres Water access, good elevations. $349,000. Lydia Bodamer
200ft off #5157 TURTLE ROCKS- NEW LISTING -Hill top with View access 16,969 sq.ft.and 3,000
189,000. feet from the beach. $74,500. Lydia Bodamer
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#5050 CENTRAL PINES SEAGRAPE APT #1- 2B/2B duplex. $1,365/mo.
#5053 GREAT CISTERN 3B/2.5B Sea of Abaco Waterfront. $1,635/mo.
#4858 PELICAN SHORES 3B/2B with pool, sea & harbour views. $2,795/mo.
#5055 EASTERN SHORES 4B/4B with pool & shared dock. $4,000/mo.
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Field trip views Blue Holes in South Abaco

By Mirella Santillo
The second day of the Abaco Science
Alliance Conference, January 9th, was re-
served for field trips to areas covered in
the previous day's presentations. Unfortu-
nately, because of inclement weather two
trips were cancelled. A group of 16 people
braved the cold and rain to go to Sawmill
Sink, one of the many blue holes in the pine
forest, but one that became the starting point
of fantastic paleontologic discoveries.
Blue holes are abundant throughout
Abaco, and many of them have been fre-
quented by cave divers over the years. In
2004 Brian Kakuk was coming up from a
dive with a client in the Sawmill Sink and
was decompressing at approximately 50
feet when he discovered that he was rest-
ing on an object. When brought to the sur-
face, the object was identified as a tortoise
shell. The discovery was very unusual
since there are no tortoises in The Baha-

mas. Subsequent dives were organized to
investigate the hole to find out more about
its possible contents.
Mr. Kakuk, who was leading the field
trip on January 9th, shared with the group
his diving experiences in the Sawmill Sink
since that day. An incredible number of
animal remains, mostly reptile and birds,
were recovered from the blue hole in ex-
tremely good condition because, he ex-
plained, they were found in a zone where
no oxidation took place. At a depth of
about 30 feet a thick layer of sediment and
bacteria consumes all the surrounding oxy-
gen, preventing oxidation underneath.
At each dive more remains were brought
up. The tortoise shells were followed by
crocodile skulls, even the skull of a bird no
longer existing in The Bahamas, the Ca-
racara, found among a multitude of other
birds and reptiles bones. A visiting paleon-
tologist, David Steadman, made a presen-

Traveling to several blue holes in South Abaco proved to be a very popular field trip for
some of the participants of the Abaco Science Alliance Conference held on January 8 and
9. The blue holes have provided much information about the fauna that once inhabited
Abaco that is now extinct.

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station on the Sawmill Sink's findings the
previous day, was part of the group. He
attributed the abundance of remains to the
configuration of the hole, a nearly perfect
circle enclosed by fairly high limestone
ledge. When an animal fell into the hole, it
was next to impossible to get out.
Because of the incredible archeological
value of the remains found there, the Saw-
mill Sink has been declared archeological
site by the government with Nancy Albury
with Antiquities, Monuments and Muse-
ums Corporation the coordinator for the
fossil project.
Three more blue holes discovered within
a few miles radius have been investigated
by Mr. Kakuk and Mrs. Albury, so it was
unanimously agreed to include them in the
field trip.
The first stop was at Ralph's Cave which
looks like a pool of incredibly clear wa-
ter surrounded by giant ferns. According
to Mr. Kakuk, Ralph's cave is one of the
most decorated caves explored so far on
Abaco as far as crystal formations, second
only to Dan's Cave, which was the sec-
ond stop of the trip. Dan's Cave has been
the subject of a National Geographic docu-
mentary expected to be released in August.
Dan's Cave is at the bottom of a high ridge
ledge, the walls of which are planted with
ferns. Here, too, the water is crystal clear
with the fresh water layer resting at about
50 feet on sea water. All blue holes are
subject to tidal flow so the above ground
level of the water fluctuates. Mr. Kakuk
described with awe the scene that was re-
vealed to him underground especially col-
umns of clear calcite stalactites and crystal
flower formations. He assured us it is one


of the most decorated caves in the world.
Nancy's Cave was discovered by air by
Mrs. Albury and she was the first one to
dive in it. The surrounding vegetation is
very different from the other two blue hole
with the pool surrounded by tall reeds. Lat-
er explored by Mr. Kakuk, it was found
that the cave goes back under the pine for-
est opening into a large cave approximately
90 feet deep. Mr. Kakuk estimated that
thel400- foot passage that he has explored
so far, ultimately blocked by a layer of silt,
could lead back to Dan's Cave.
The first things found in Nancy's Cave
were human bones that have not been car-
bon-dated yet. At subsequent dives, the
largest crocodile skull found so far was
recovered there.
The entire area is Crown Land. In order
to preserve it in its natural and undisturbed
state, it has been proposed as a national

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Miss Highs Abrave Valedict for one year
and a month.
Pageant coordinator Bethsheba Russell,
a resident of Grand Bahama and a novice
to pageantry, said she organized the pag-
eant because she was "tired" of "smart
girls" being overlooked.
Other contestants from Abaco were
Amanda Pinder of Abaco Central High and
Faneisha Archer of Forest Heights Acad-
emy. Both of these intelligent young ladies
were unable to capture a crown but were
also very impressive in their performances
that evening.

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Royal Poinciana 2513 Oceanfront 2 Bed, 2 Bath fully furnished
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Royal Palm 2432 3 Bed 3 Bath Marina front condo with 12'
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Royal Palm 2301 2 Bed, 2 Bath newly renovated condo with
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Royal Palm 2338 2 Bed, 2 Bath Condo with boat slip on
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Mariner's Cove 1510 Town House, 2 Bed, 1.5 Bath,
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Mariner's Cove 1509 Town House. 2 Bed, 1.5 Bath, direct
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includes garage. $269,000
Mariner's Cove 1106 Townhouse, 2 Bed. I Bath. end unit
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Beach Villa 648 Recently renovated 2 Bed, 2 Bath with
newly enlarged living/dining area. $369,000
Paradise Found 2 Story. 6 Bed, 3 Bath Canalfront home on
Galleon Bay with dock and tiki hut $578.00
Lot 8 Block 198 Brigantine canal homesite with 90 ft. of
seawall in Treasure Cay's most protected canal. Choice water
views. $287,000
Lot 6 Block 198 Most reasonably priced protected canal front
homesite on Brigantine Bay $275,500 NEW LISTING
Lot 21, Block 200 Waterfront homesite on Galleon Bay Rd.
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Marcellus Roberts

Everett Pinder
Sales Associate

Treasure Cay Properties Offered by Treasure Cay Specialists

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in assorted sizes for boats, cars, golf carts and
"stuff." EXC. Starting at $25,000 FGS

Prestigious Canal Front Development offering
Carriage House units in blocks of four plus
individual cottages. Both offer docks/ boat
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Prices start at $680,000 + 14%
gated community Treasure Cay's newest
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baths plus loft bedroom/den
Ground floor garage, 2 bed/ 2 bath with
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First floor open concept living / dining/
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Loft bedroom/ den with ocean view
MLS $2,075,000 + 7.5% Closing
4 bed/ 31 bath fully furnished Town
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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
"Palm Bay" Unit #5 Waterfront Townhouse
unit fully furnished. Lower/entry level
2 bed/ 1 bath with garage. Upper level
master bed with ensuite bath/living/din-
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STORAGE / GARAGE UNIT, 21' 6" deep, 11'
8" wide. Listed for a quick sale at the low
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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
Unit #4 Upstairs 3 bed/2bath fully furnished,
direct beach access. Good rental investment
EXC. $514,250 FGS
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
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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
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
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Ocean front luxury octagonal units with lagoon/
pool/waterfall. Good rental potential.
Unit #7 Two storey 2 bed/ 2 bath home.
MLS $545,000 + 7.5% closing
Resale condos available in first completed project.
Ready to go. Both units never rented but definite
Downstairs unit 3 bed / 2 bath with den/
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Canal front condo with on-site pool. Bldg 4.
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"Dolphin House" comfortable, well designed,
fully furnished CBS home has 2 bed / 2 baths
with alrge kitchen/ living/ dining facing the
deep water canal. $895,000 + 7.5%
Bldg. #2, 2 bed/ 2 bath uppper unit with boat
slip and golf cart garage. Never rented, in
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Second row beach with direct ocean access.
Great view. 2 bed / 2 bath, many special
features. MUST SEE EXC. $460,000 FGS
"Fish Tales" unique canal front 3 bed / 3 bath
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January 15, 2010

The Abaconian

Section B

Page 5

Sports News

Soccer season
is well underway
By Mirella Santillo
After one year of inactivity, the Aba-
co Football League (soccer) resumed its
weekly Sunday games in November. It was
evident that the months of inactivity had
taken its toll as far as the player's form
was concerned, but the team captains are
hoping that the players will develop a more
coordinated game. The league president,
Malcolm Spicer, is happy that the league
is operating again and hopes that sponsors
will appear, resolving the problem of uni-
forms and other expenses, and the players
will be motivated again to do their best. In
a few weeks the crowd of supporters who
usually patronized the games were back
watching good games.
Many new men have joined all the
teams. The Central Americans working at
the new power plant were hoping to form
a team and become part of the league, but
erratic hours and transportation problems
have prevented them from doing so. In the
meantime they are substituting players for
several of the league's teams.
Six teams are in the league so far. Aba-
com United, led by coach and co-captain
Jeffrey Victor and co-captain Kenny Fen-
elus, is sponsored by Abacom; the Show-
Offs, coached by Justin Dabelus, have

Wickson Cajuste for captain: the Treasure
Cay Tigers, sponsored by the Bahamas
Beach Club, are led by Eddie Joseph; the
Medics have Michael Saunders for cap-
tain and Louvens Bilzon as goal keeper;
the Bahama Stars are led by team captain
Fenel Sema; the Stanley Steelers are spon-
sored by Stanley Steel.
Three referees have come on board:
Eon Harry, inner field referee; Joseph
Datis and Evans Loriston, linesmen; a re-
lief for Patrice Charles, who was the only
field man arbitrating games occasionally
helped by Martin McCafferty, who is also
part of the group this year. They are act-
ing independently from the league, having
formed a committee to oversee their own
schedule, making their own decisions to
organize the officiating aspect of the game
as well as the record keeping.
Games start at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. ev-
ery Sunday afternoon. Drinks are avail-
able and food vendors provide snacks and
barbecued food. The invite spectators to
spend Sunday afternoons at the Murphy
Town Park to watch good soccer action.
Take the family as there is plenty of room
for the children to run around.
Entrance fee is $3 per adult and $1 for
children under twelve.

Vitamalt sponsored
trophies for tournament
By Canishka Alexander
On December 15 Ishmael "Stretch"
Morley, island representative of the Min-
istry of Youth, Sports and Culture, an-
nounced the donation of funds from the
ministry to some of the basketball players
from Sunland Baptist, who are originally
from Abaco. The Sunland Stingers recent-
ly played in the Thanksgiving Basketball
Tournament organized by Morley and re-
ceived $1,000.
Also benefitting from the assistance
was Tysheron Williamson. He was given
$1,000 for his continued support of the
team despite an injury to his eye. The funds
will assist with his medical expenses.
Morley presented trophies to the team

players for their success in winning the un-
der 15 championship game. He congratu-
lated Coach Joinel Jeune and presented a
plaque to him and highlighted Timothy Ty-
quan Clarke's performance as the team's
most valuable player.
Morley recognized the tournament's
sponsors, particularly Vitamalt, which was
the main sponsor. On November 24 he had
received a cheque from De Carlo McPhee,
island manager of Burns House Group.
The cheque went toward purchasing the
trophies for the teams.
Calling the championship tournament
and steak-out a great success, Morley an-
nounced upcoming events for the sport to-
ward the latter part of January, which will
include a pre-Hugh Campbell Basketball
Tournament. Some schools have already
committed to the event.

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Rotarians are spearheading relief for Haiti

Haitian From Page 1
will be distributed to those with the great-
est need by members of Rotary Clubs in
the Caribbean. To purchase as many shel-

terboxes as possible, members from the
Rotary Club of Abaco, other civic clubs,
school children, second home-owners and
others will be invited to ring bells in front
of many local businesses throughout Abaco
in the next few days. Abaconians will be

encouraged to drop any excess coins in
five-gallon bottles soon to be located in
many banks and stores in the area. Volun-
teers for bell ringing are invited to contact
Peter Bradley at 367-0137.

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I bath apt located in Central
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Interview with a resident of Pigeon Pea

By Navardo Saunders
If the government would move quickly
to naturalize Haitian-Bahamians, the situa-
tion in the Mud and Pigeon Pea, the sprawl-
ing Haitian slum communities in the heart
of Marsh Harbour, would be quite differ-
ent, according to Luzena Dumercy, a young
Haitian-Bahamian living in Pigeon Pea.
Luzena, 28, has lived in the Pigeon
Pea since birth. She applied for Bahamian
citizenship when she turned 18 and about
two years later received a letter from the
Department of Immigration informing her
that she had been approved. She has since
graduated from the College of The Baha-
mas with an associate degree in business
management and is currently in marketing
at the Abaco Club on Winding Bay.
In a very candid interview, she said she
believes life in the Mud and Pea, already
overcrowded with an estimated 7,000 people,
who live in unsanitary and hazardous condi-
tions and are constantly faced with violent
crime and robberies, will only get worse.
"There are hundreds of Haitian-Bahami-
ans in the Mud and Pea with no status," said
Luzena. "They were born in The Bahamas
and many have applied for citizenship. In
some cases it has been years, up to 10 years,
and they are still waiting for word from the
Department of Immigration."
With no status Haitian-Bahamians aren't
able to work legally, open a bank account
or buy property. Luzena estimates that
about 90 percent of Haitian-Bahamians in
the Mud and Pea have no status. "There
are many who want to get out, but they
are stuck. They have no way of making
it outside of there," said Luzena, who has
purchased a lot in Central Pines and plans
to build a home for her and her family.
The inability to earn a living, buy prop-
erty, open a bank account and achieve other

goals that the working class can has led to
many of the problems that occur in the Mud
and Pea. "Many of the young men in par-
ticular are angry and bitter, become violent
and get into negative things because they
feel hopeless," she said. "Some of them
have waited for years and years to be natu-
ralized. Without those documents showing
they have status, their lives are on hold.
They can't fulfill any of their dreams and,
worse, they have to stay in the Mud or Pea
where many of them would rather not be."
It has gotten to the point where some
young men do not even apply for citizenship
when they turn 18, the age at which Haitian-
Bahamians can apply. "They feel like it's
a waste of time," said Luzena. "They see
others waiting years and years to be natural-
ized, and so they don't even bother. They
don't want to deal with the agony."
As a result of not having the legal rights
to fulfill their dreams, Lucena said many
lash out at everyone and end up in trouble.
On the other hand, there are some who
even though the odds are against them,
learn a trade like barbering, auto mechan-
ics, painting and construction in order to
earn money, but even they encounter dif-
ficulty. "They are constantly threatened,
'Oh, you have no license or permit to do
the job' and are told they will be reported
to the relevant authorities. But they contin-
ue anyway because they need to take care
of themselves and their families."
The situation is different for Haitian-
Bahamian women. "If you were to take a
count in the Mud or Pea, you would find
that more women have been naturalized,"
noted Dumercy. "I can't say why because
we don't know the criteria for naturaliza-
tion, why some people are naturalized
quicker than others, why more women than
men are naturalized. We just don't know."

Luzena, like many others, believes the
dire situation in the Mud and Pea will con-
tinue to deteriorate because the number of
Haitian-Bahamians without status continues
to grow. "We will have more people who
are angry and hopeless," she said. "That
will lead to more crime and violence. The
population continues to grow so the areas
will become even more overcrowded, more
unsanitary and more hazardous."
The only solution, according to Ms. Du-
mercy, is to naturalize Haitian-Bahamians
that are born here. "If the Haitian-Bahami-
ans living in the Mud and Pea are natural-
ized, then they can work legally, open a
bank account, save money and eventually
get a loan to buy a house or property and
move out of the Mud and Pea," she said.
"Haitians have pride, too. Many of them
want to move out. They want a better life.
Some have moved out already and are police
officers, immigration officers and teachers.
Others want the opportunity to do the same.
They just have no means of getting out."
Because they have no legal rights, Luze-
na said many of the young people, particu-
larly the young men in the Mud and Pea,
spend what money they get on cars instead
of buying property or a home. "It's the
only thing they can purchase," she said.
"Legally they can't invest in anything else.
So that's why some of them cherish their
vehicles so much. It's the only thing of
value they own. If they are naturalized, I
guarantee that many of them would move
out. Contrary to popular belief, not all of
Haiti is poor. You have middle class and
wealthy people living there, too. Some
people live in worse conditions here than
they did back in Haiti. The reason for many
of them coming here is to escape the politi-
cal strife which has led to bloodshed."
There is some good news in the midst

of the wide-spread hopelessness and un-
certainty in the Mud and Pea. "Relations
between Haitians and Bahamians have
improved a little," according to Lucena.
"Nowadays you have interracial relation-
ships and more friendships have devel-
oped. It is definitely less rigid, and people
don't seem to be as closed-minded as they
were. They come to our houses and eat our
food. Something many of them said they
would never do."
Still from time to time, she and other
Haitians have to remind people that they're
human beings, too. "From time to time I
have to say to people 'Oh, no, you didn't
just say that.' We still remain friends. I
just let them know not to go there."
Despite the progress in relations, last
year when she organized the first Haitian
Flag Day to commemorate Haiti's emanci-
pation from slavery, Lucena encountered a
lot of resistance. "People said the Haitians
are coming to take over," she explained.
"They tore down our posters. The people
at the government offices where we ap-
plied for liquor and food licenses gave us
the run-around. They said they couldn't
find our applications. It was rough. There
was just so much resistance. The Flag Day
had nothing to do with us wanting to take
over, which we couldn't even if we wanted
to. It was about celebrating freedom for
Haiti, one of the first western islands to be
freed from slavery."
The challenges she encountered last
year has Luzena thinking twice about or-
ganizing a Flag Day this year around May
18, which is celebrated as historic Pride
Day in Haiti. "Abaconians showed they
weren't ready for it," she said. "I'm still
contemplating whether to organize it at this



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School News

Interact Club's
Outreach Trip
By Marcus J. Sands Jr.
12th grade student
The Interact Club at St. Francis de
Sales School met together to discuss the
outreach trip to Sybil's House and Social
Services on January 6th. It was agreed that
the students would have a short worship
service and then distribute the goods col-
lected by the Interact Club.
The members assembled to package the
goods and loaded the goods onto the bus.
Chaperoned by club advisors Elmer Bon-
gon and Mrs. Bottle, the members set off
to their first stop, Sybil's House, the home
for the elderly. Upon their arrival, they
were warmly greeted. Two elderly ladies,
Dolly Roberts and Doris Lowe, were sit-
ting in their wheelchairs and greeted them.
The group began the worship service with
a prayer. Then they sang with high spirits
as the ladies rocked to the music and they
continued with their service.
The group split up with some asking the
two ladies questions while the others met
with an elderly bedridden gentleman, Mr.
Albury where they repeated the service.
He expressed his gratitude when they were
done. Finally, it was time to say our fare-
Afterwards, the Interact Club mem-
bers stopped at the Social Services home
for the elderly where they presented their
goods. Then they stopped at the Ministry
of Social Services where the Interacters
presented the rest of the goods to the head
of the department.
Overwhelmed with an experience they
will never forget, the students made their
way back to school. One thing is certain:
the way the Interacters look at life, our
loved ones and our country will never be
The St. Francis de Sales Interact Club,

subsidiary of Rotary Club International,
meets every Monday and Tuesday at 12:10
pm. under Rotarian advisor George Riv-
iere and faculty adviser Mr. Bongon.
Preschools present
Christmas programs
By Canishka Alexander
Little Darlings Academy closed school
for the holidays with Christmas program.
Teachers, students and parents enjoyed an
engaging Christmas program on Decem-
ber 10. The students, dressed in full uni-
form, collectively recited Scripture verses
from Isaiah and Luke on the birth of Jesus
and sang a number of traditional Christ-
mas carols. Although the younger students
were bashful at times, the older children
were not afraid to take the lead.
The Little Doves Academy, a kin-
dergarten pre-school in Murphy Town

celebrated its first Christmas with an all
afternoon party on December 12th which
included a white elephant sale, a bouncing
castle for the children, music and refresh-
Tameka Curry, the school's Director,
opened the facility in August 2009. The
school, located on the main road in Mur-
phy Town, has an enrolment of 30 chil-
dren attending K2 to K5 grades.
Tameka teaches K- 4 and K-5, Tavonya
Rolle teaches K-3 and Raquel Bootle K-2.
The teachers use the Ministry of Education
system supplemented by the A Beka pre-
school Christian curriculum.
Albury's Ferry sponsored
field trip for maritime cadets
By Canishka Alexander
Students participating in the Bahamas
Maritime Cadet Corps travelled to Hope

Town for a field trip on December 4. The
trip was sponsored by Dennis Knowles of
Albury's Ferry.
Capt. Knowles explained that the pro-
gram was introduced by the Bahamas
Maritime Authority to assist and sensitize
students about exciting careers within the
maritime industry. There are now 25 stu-
dents involved in the program on Abaco,
which has grown tremendously because of
the college fairs that have helped to distrib-
ute information to students and heighten
their awareness about the maritime indus-
try. The field trip allowed the students to
participate in the practical aspect of the
theory that they've learned in the class-
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Seminar From Page I

eco-system. The campaigning is on-going.
The first seminars of 2010 was held in
partnership with the Bahamas Real Estate
Association and took place on January 7th
at the Friends' conference room. It was
geared to educate existing and future ho-
meowners on the importance of "green"
building as well as to find out how it could
be achieved in The Bahamas through the
intermediary of the real estate community.
Real estate agents have the most exposure
to prospective homeowners, whether local
or foreign, and it is hoped that they will
pass on the knowledge acquired during this
seminar to their clients.
Susan Maxman, a former international
architect, the first female President of the
American Institute of Architects and now
a resident of Elbow Cay, and Stephen
Wrinkle, a contractor from Nassau, Presi-
dent of the Bahamas Contractors Associa-

don, were the presenters. The audience
consisted largely of realtors, a few archi-
tects, representatives of a local hardware
stores and other concerned residents.
In both presentations, the urgency to
reduce energy consumption in buildings
and the amount of waste engendered
during the construction process were
discussed from the architectural point
of view by Mrs. Maxman and from the
actual building outlook by Mr. Wrinkle.
Mrs Maxman's first advice was to
avoid excessive lot clearing, especially
of indigenous trees. She outlined vari-
ous ways to reduce energy consumption
by considering the orientation of a house
for best cross-ventilation, through the use
of ceiling fans instead of air conditioning
and by surrounding the home with trees
and foliage to guard against the heat of
summer. The use of solar energy was
mentioned, if not for the whole house,
at least as a means of heating water. She

Susan Maxman, the first female President of the American Institute ofArchitects, spoke t
the "Green" seminar on designing houses to be more energy efficient. The seminar wa
held on January 7 at the Friends' conference room.


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stressed the importance of recycling, even
water through the use of a "grey water"
cistern (water that is being recycled from
prior household uses) to help preserve
natural water resources. Use recycled ma-
terial as well as materials and wood that
are sustainably harvested and re-use ex-
isting structures, she advised. She highly
recommended to "build small," creating an
impression of space by introducing more
natural light and through the use of decor.
Mr. Wrinkle's presentation reenforced
Mrs. Maxman's advices. Productivity and
cost are two main concerns of a builder, he
said. Although "building green" is more
expensive that standard building, the cost
can be minimized if the concept is intro-
duced from the beginning of the construc-
tion process. Two important changes to
prior building trends as far as residential
construction are the smaller size of homes
and the concept of long term building by
using materials that will last, for example,
coated re-bars that will prolong the life of
cement construction. He recommended
materials that have been treated with safe
products and copper gutters versus galva-
nized. He advised caution when buying
material, mentioning the instance of the
poor quality Chinese drywall that was im-
ported to the United States.
"Waste not, want not," seems to be the
new motto in the construction industry.
"Building green" in The Bahamas means
not only to use safer and energy-conserv-
ing material, but to reduce the amount of
waste because of the huge garbage disposal
problems faced by the country. It was dis-
closed that one million pounds of garbage
o per day has to be dealt with on New Provi-
s dence. So the recycling of any product -
cardboard, plastic, metal, anything that

could have a second usage, was advised by
both presenters.
The word "green" applied to construc-
tion, usually means energy-saving. So the
use of impact-resistant glass windows,
large roof overhangs, crawl space under a
house, high ceilings and rain water tanks
are recommended as well as the use of lo-
cal materials such as stone or local pine,
in other words, a return to the old island
construction style and building method.
According to Mr. Wrinkle, govern-
ment is slowly stepping into the concept
by reducing duty on certain energy saving
appliances and a list of duty-free items is
being revised. He offered a few money-
saving tips such as the use of plastic sheets
for insulation or solar fans for attics. But
he warned that there is still a lot of vari-
ables in the concept. Advice to realtors for
selling a "green" home was to survey the
property beforehand, to capitalize on the
things mentioned in the seminar, to know
the "green" terminology and become fa-
miliar with the duty reduction for "green"
The last point of his presentation ad-
dressed the update on proposed legisla-
tion initiated by the Bahamas Constructors
Association that would impose mandatory
licensing and training for all contractors.
Until now, there has been no legal frame-
work for contractors, a fact that created
huge problems and cost individuals and the
government millions of dollars because of
poor work. A bill drafted in 2007 is soon
to be reviewed by the Attorney General's
office before being passed. Mr. Wrinkle
hopes it will be this year. In the meantime,
training for contractors will start in March
in Nassau, then on Grand Bahama, on Ab-
aco and later on the other Family Islands.

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North Abaco Bird Count Sets Record

This photo of a beautiful painted bunting was taken by Tony Hepburn
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Hamel, Joy Williams, Uli Knowlan, Frank and Sue
Stone, David Knowles, Peter and Joanne Bradley,
Barbara Foreman, Toni and Vane Heysteck, Bill
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Responsible Development for Abaco

Who is RDA?
RDA (Responsible Development for Abaco) is a limited liability company that has been created by civic minded Abaconians and Grand Bahamians to oppose
the development of the Wilson City Power Plant in Abaco. RDA is open to all Bahamians and non-Bahamians who care about our health and environment.
RDA is challenging the project on a lack of proper consultation, health, environment, and location issues and the use of Bunker C as the source of Energy.
It is important that RDA's views, concerns and position on the merits of the plant including alternative sites and sources of energy are duly and properly
considered before any final decisions are made to continue.

11fiS i' RDA President's Message:
S, We want to protect the health of our children and The Bahamas ecosystems for future generations to enjoy. While development
Sis needed to grow the economy and electrical power is needed on Abaco, the power plant currently being constructed on
Abaco at Wilson City was started without the appropriate permits, uses a fuel that has especially toxic emissions and is being
built in a very ecologically important location. Had the Government been open and transparent as promised, the people of
Abaco would have had a chance to help the process of selecting the best available site, the safest and least polluting source
of electricity and other important considerations. Since this process was done in secret, there was not an opportunity to help
the Government get it right. Clint Kemp, RDA President

Visit www.abacocares.com for videos, to learn more and join our cause and don't forget to sign the
petition while you're there!

Join The Writing Campaign
Contact the Executive Chairman and General Manager of BEC, Minister responsible for the Environment, The Prime Minister and your MP. Tell them how
you feel about the government building a Bunker C power plant at Wilson City.

Hon. Phenton 0. Neymour
MP Minister of State, Ministry of the Environment
Phone: (242) 328-2701 | Fax: 328-1324
Email: phentonneymour@bahamas.gov.bs
P.O. Box N-3040
Nassau, The Bahamas
Fredrick Gottlieb / Kevin Basden
Executive Chairman or Kevin Basden, General Manager
Bahamas Electricity Corporation
Phone: (242) 302-1000 | Fax: 323-6852
Email: fgottlieb@batelnet.bs
P.O. Box N-7509
Nassau, The Bahamas
Rt. Hon. Hubert A. Ingraham
Prime Minister and North Abaco MP:

Phone: (242) 327-1530/327-1531 Fax: 327-1618
Email: primeminister@bahamas.gov.bs
P.O. Box CB-10980,
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Hon. Edison Key
South Abaco MP
Phone: (242) 322-3740 I Fax: 322-2123
P.O. Box AB-20439,
Marsh Harbour, Abaco

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the BEC Wilson City Power Plant:

BEC is building a new power plant at Wilson City within yards of the most environmentally important
location on Abaco and next to a National Park. Toxic Bunker C fuel use is planned without all the
emissions controls required to protect our health and environment. A reliable power supply is needed
for Abaco, however BEC did not choose the right Fuel or Location!
What is Bunker C Fuel?
"Bunker C", also known as Residual Fuel Oil, HFO and No. 6, is what remains, along with highly concentrated contaminates, after Diesel and other cleaner
fuels are refined from Crude oil.
Health Issues from Bunker C Emissions
Cancer, Emphysema, Chronic Bronchitis, Asthma, Respiratory, and Heart problems including Heart Attacks.
Increased hospital admissions and premature death. Especially for the young, elderly or those with pre-existing conditions.
Persistent Organic Pollutants (Dioxins and Furans) are extremely toxic at trace levels and persist so that they bio-magnify up the food chain to
humans and are proven to cause cancer.
Toxic pollution in drinking water, both rain and well water.
Winds will carry these Toxic emissions to the surrounding communities including Spring City, Marsh Harbour and further.

Environmental issues from Bunker C Emissions
The Bahamas Government is asking for help in Copenhagen to combat Climate Change while building a Carbon emitting Bunker C power plant without
necessary emissions controls!
Scientists say the Wilson City location is the most environmentally important area on Abaco, and the plant is only yards from the shore, not 2
miles like BEC claims!
Bunker C emissions cause Acid Rain.
Fine Particles in Bunker C emissions will collect on land, cars, and homes and in our drinking water.

What are the True Costs of Bunker C Emissions?
Increased future Health Care costs from toxic emissions.
Reduced government revenue from declines in property value, taxes, tourism, construction, duties and business patronage.
Costly Bunker C systems and related maintenance.
Increased risk of spills that will pollute existing and proposed National Parks.
Negative World image.

Real Solutions
Norman's Castle should have been considered because it does not require an expensive 3 mile pipeline, is downwind of the main population center and
far from important tourism areas.
Use Diesel which is less of a health hazard and only requires minimal emissions controls.
Install a full set of available emissions controls.
Implement, don't just talk about, alternative energy sources such as solar and wind.
Actively promote energy conservation.
No more secret government decisions. Let RDA and the public help BEC make the right decision for the Bahamas!

LierE iBF EorMFture Gener1atio]s'.



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Organic farm stresses native plants and fruit trees
By Jennifer Hudson or seed propagation. He uses only organic scaping plants, fruit trees and palm trees," green buttonwood, sea grape, yellow el-
Sugarland Nursery is located a few sprays and absolutely no pesticides. One of says Mr. Parotti. der, lignum vitae, Madeira, many varieties
yards along the Cherokee Road from the his methods of pest control is his family of The main tree grown in the nursery is of palm, jasmine, hibiscus, croton ole-
Capt. Earnest Dean Highway. Covering an Muscovy ducks which he raises especially the coconut palm of which there are 2,000 ander and, in fact, just about every native
area of 50 acres, it is well worth a visit for that purpose as they will devour any disease resistant trees in the ground and an- plant one can think of.
both for the avid landscaper or the casual detrimental bugs. He also raises tadpoles, other 1,500 in pots. The dry nuts are har- Dieffenbachia and bromeliads are grown
gardener. I was given a tour by proprietor then lets them develop into frogs to help vested twice each year and 500 are gath- in a special hot room and cloning is also
Michael Parotti and was amazed at the with bug control. "I do everything to avoid ered at each harvest. Both the coconuts and carried out in a hot room. After they have
large number and variety of plants for sale. pesticides and am very happy that there trees are for sale and a dwarf variety is been cloned, the plants are taken out of the
Many people know this nursery as is none used here," said Mr. Parotti with also available. In addition to the coconuts, hot room and transferred into three-gallon
Rocky Farms that belonged to Hilbert Pin- pride, many other fruit trees are available includ- pots.
der for many years. But in 2004 Peter de He is about to add chickens to his me- ing coco plum, juju, tamarind, sapodilly, Many of these plants Mr. Parotti uses
Savary bought it for the Abaco Club on nagerie for both eggs and manure, and next Barbados cherry, guinep, governor plum, for his landscaping business including very
Winding Bay and put Michael Parotti in spring he plans to bring sheep from Long hog plum, sugar and dwarf bananas, plan- large mature trees. He supplies plants to
charge of running it as Abaco Nurseries. Island to help with weed control. tain, key lime, avocado, guava, sugar ap- large developments such as Schooner Bay
Mr. de Savary had seen Mr. Parotti's own The fruit trees in the nursery produce ple and soursop. The fruit is for sale when and Rolling Harbour. Sugarland Nursery is
garden and was extremely impressed with a high rate of fruit which Mr. Parotti at- in season. Other plants include silver and open to the public.
all of the native vegetation and landscaping tributes to all of the bees he keeps for the
he had nurtured. purpose of pollination. He has five hives \
This is now Mr. Parotti's fifth year run- which he moves around according to which '.
ning the nursery which he now owns and trees are in blossom. Every three months ,,
has named Sugarland Nursery. He abso- he opens the hives to remove the honey.
lutely loves his work, and everything is According to what trees the hives have '
thriving under his care. It is a far cry from been under, several different types of hon- -, .
his original career as an aeroplane mechan- ey are produced, for example, jasmine and
ic and pilot. When asked how he got into citrus. Mr. Parotti does not sell the honey,V
horticulture and became so gifted at it, he however, as the amount produced is just
replied that he learnt a lot from Mr. Pinder enough for his family.M
and also from his grandfather. "Our soil is really pure and we have ourl
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time from Mr. Pinder in Nassau. All other works wonders. This is native soil so we
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North Abaco News

Abaco Crash Fire
Rescue Board Formed
By Jennifer Hudson
Colin Albury wishes to announce that a
board has been formed for Abaco Crash
Fire Rescue. This consists of Advisors
Sgt Johnson of the Royal Bahamas Police
Force, who is head of the Bahamas Fire
Service for Abaco; Dr. Ronald Wilson;
and Steve Pedican, Chief Councillor for
North Abaco. Rhonda Lowe is treasurer
and Mr. Albury is a director.
"The board has been in the planning
stages for some time and had its first meet-
ing two days before Christmas," stated
Mr. Albury. "This is a great team with a
wealth of knowledge who will be able to
advise me on fire, medical and local gov-
ernment issues."

North Abaco News
By Vernique Russell
Junkanoo in the Park
The sound of goat skin drums and cow
bells filled the air on November 27th as the
Treasure Cay Explorers celebrated Junk-
anoo in the Park. Loud, bright colors filled
the parking area as dancers and drummers
all marched to the beat. Visitors and resi-
dents alike joined the rush as they put on
their show entertaining the crowd. The rush
out was held to expose the group and to give
visitors who flock to our shores an opportu-
nity to experience a taste of our culture.
The Treasure Cay Explorers, after being
crowned the 2009 Abaco District Champi-
ons, have been working diligently to im-
prove their organization. They have been
busy at local events and making prepara-
tion for the Junkanoo show in February.

However, this did not stop them from giv-
ing the members the opportunity to rush
in Nassau. On December 26th the Explor-
ers made their debut performance on Bay
Street. They rushed as part of other groups
who have been assisting them. They par-
ticipated in the B category. They are hop-
ing to one day rush in Nassau under their
group logo. In the meantime they are pre-
paring to reclaim the winner's title at the
upcoming parade on Abaco.
The Treasure Cay Explorers are calling
on the community to make their upcom-
ing Junkanoo participation a success. The
committee recently hosted a walk-a-thon
to raise funds that would aid the dancers
in the purchasing of the material for their
costumes. Most of the dancers are high
school students who are unable to work.
However, their goal was not reached and
the group is now calling on the community
for assistant.
The Explorers are more than just a
culture-focused organization but one that
seeks to provide activities that will build
the whole man in every aspect. It has be-
come an awesome way to get our young
people involved in community building
and to keep them out of trouble. If you are
interested in helping the Explorers con-
tinue their work, whether financially or
physically, you can contact Chef Noel St.
Claude, Mahalia Levariety or Vito Russell
in Treasure Cay .
Cay Events
The Cay Events committee has hosted
three of their events scheduled for the win-
ter residents. The committee hosts a series
of events yearly to raise funds for the up-
keep of the community center and library

and as a way to provide entertainment for
the winter residents. During November the
committee hosted a night of Abaco music
with Estin Sawyer. This event was very
successful. Students of the Treasure Cay
Primary School made the event more en-
joyable for the guests as they danced to the
rhythm of the music.
The second event was the annual Christ-
mas night of music with the Marsh Har-
bour Gospel choir with the theme A Night
of Alleluia. Again, many residents and
second homeowners gathered to enjoy the
melodious renditions of Christmas carols
and songs.
The Community Center in Treasure
Cay came alive to the sounds of Christmas
carols, songs and recitations as Cay Events
hosted a Candlelight Christmas Service
on Christmas Eve. The service featured
students, teachers and other guests per-
forming familiar Christmas hymns. Can-
dle were burned to reminisce on the true
meaning of Christmas which is the birth
of the Savior who came to bring peace and
hope to a dying world.
Keep Abaco Clean
At the start of a New Year people
worldwide make pledges and plan things
they want to do differently or changes that
they want to see. One resolution we can
all make is to keep our island clean. We
can all contribute to the conditions of our
neighborhood and streets by encouraging
others to keep Abaco clean. When driv-
ing, we can keep our trash in our cars until
we near garbage receptacles. We can stop
throwing bottles and cans along the streets.
If we see garbage, just pick it up. This is
our island; let's keep it clean in 2010.

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its annual Christmas party at the Don Cor-
bett Basketball Court. The Treasure Cay
Explorers provided entertainment and the
Junkanoo rush-out was a favorite among
the visitors and residents alike who danced
to the sounds of the goat-skin drums and
cowbells. A large variety of scrumptious
festive delights were prepared and served.
Abaco Crash and Rescue
hosts Christmas Party
"Tis the season to be jolly" was the
theme at the first Christmas Party of the
North Abaco Crash and Rescue that was
held on December 13th at the Treasure
Cay Emergency Services building.
Collin Albury thanked the men and
women who volunteer their time and ser-
vice to the training and active service of

crash and rescue. The service which is 95
percent voluntary has provided excellent
services throughout the very active year.
A delicious Christmas feast was pre-
pared with a wide variety of sweet treats
and delights. Well wishers and support-
ers gathered along with Mr. Albury and
his team for the celebrations. Most of the
members agreed that while the required
commitment to the success of the organiza-
tion is often tedious, the pledge they have
taken to protect and serve the public drives
them to continue to serve with dedication,
determination and discipline.
Coco Beach Bar hosts
Christmas event
On December 22nd Coco Beach Bar
had an evening of caroling and fellowship-
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Abaco Crash and Rescue hosted a Christmas party held in the emergency services build-
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and baked goods filled the air as visitors
and natives alike joined their voices to-
gether and sang melodious songs including
traditional carols and other all time favorite
Christmas songs. Despite the cold weather
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Gulfstream thanks
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The managers and directors of Gulf-
stream Airlines took time to say thank you
to the community of Abaco for its support
over the years. Island Manager Sharon
Smith and her team hosted a cocktail recep-
tion at the Spinnaker Restaurant in Trea-
sure Cay on December 17th. Many locals,
second homeowners and guests gathered to
enjoy the event. There were lots of give-
aways and surprises for all who attended.
Management expressed its appreciation to
the community for keeping its airline as the
top choice for travel to Abaco.
Summer Festival Com-
mittee holds fund raising
On January 1st the North Abaco Sum-
mer Festival hosted a fish fry at the ferry
landing in Treasure Cay to raise funds for
next summer's festival. The fish fry was very
popular and became a hit for those travel-
ing back from the Junkanoo in Green Turtle
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Treasure Cay Primary
Christmas in the Park
The students of the Treasure Cay Pri-
mary School brought holidays cheer alive
as they hosted their annual Christmas in
the Park. The event took place on Decem-
ber 11th at the basketball court adjacent to
the school. The show is held every year as
a way for the students to say thank you to
the second homeowners who give gener-
ously to the school.
This year students rendered many orig-
inal music pieces to spread the holiday
cheers. Each grade displayed its talents
and gifts through songs, dance and recita-
tions. The guests were amazed at the stu-
dents' bravery. They were also very ap-
preciative of the gesture of the school to
bring the holiday alive to them and make
them feel right at home. Principal Myrtis
Russell and her staff were proud of the
students and the work they put into the
The students got a surprise visit from
Santa who arrived with gifts for the kids
and a fine Christmas dinner prepared by
Chef Simpson McKinney and his team.
The event was another success this year
and enjoyed by all who attended.
Speller is champion
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Bootle High School continues to strives for
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the 7th grade students participated in their
grade level district spelling bee where they
placed second. Under the coaching of Ly-
nette Cooper, Johnalee McIntosh showed
why she is one of the top spellers on the
island. Congratulations, Johnalee, on a job
well done!
Teachers provide extra classes
In an effort to ensure that students per-
form at their best in school and national
exams, many teachers volunteer their time
in the afternoon to give extra classes. The
teachers at S.C. Bootle High School are
helping the children to be successful in
completing their examinations.
In addition to the subject classes, several
clubs meet in the afternoons including De-
fense Force Rangers, Discovery Environ-
mental Club, Anchor Club, Drama Club
and many sporting activities. The clubs
have been reactivated to provide extra cur-
ricula activities.
TCay Primary's First Wedding
Grade two students at the Treasure Cay
Primary School hosted the school's first
wedding. In an effort to have children ex-
perience in depth the topic of study, the
class staged a wedding under the leader-
ship of their teacher, Ms. Dennis. As a part
of their social studies study, they act out

events we attend in our community such
as weddings, funerals and baby christen-
ings. The students were allowed to dress
up, representing all the persons who make
up the bridal party. A ceremony was per-
formed and the students were very excited
about the opportunity to act out the event.
Ms. Dennis hopes to have the children
participate in other events to give them
a better understanding on why we attend
them. Principal Myrtis Russell is excited
about the work Ms. Dennis is doing and
the energy she brings to the school. She
has been described by parents as an ex-
tremely creative teacher and they, too, are
appreciative of the work she is doing.
People in the news
Accident victim is grateful for life
The fatal accident that claimed the lives
of four young men shocked the island and
left a hole in the hearts of our community
that can never be filled. The lone survivor
of that accident is now well and is back
home. Valentino McIntosh was the only
one who survived the tragic car crash on
November 6th. Today he is back in Black-
wood and is doing very well.
He is extremely grateful to God and all
those who prayed for him as he recovered.
He knows without a doubt that it could
have only been the miraculous hands of
God that saved him. The community of

Blackwood is thankful for his recovery and
is extremely glad to have him back.
Happy 80th birthday
The first weekend in December was one
of appreciation and celebration for the fam-
ily of Full
Gospel As-
sembly. On
the heels of
the banquet
to honor
its faithful
members of
the women's
ministry de-
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they then celebrated with Elder Nathilee
Bodie on December 6th when she cel-
ebrate her 80th birthday. She is presently
the oldest member of the church and one of
the oldest in the community.
Family and friends travelled from near
and far to share in the celebrations with
her. She is very grateful to God for allow-
ing her to see 80 years and to her fam-
ily who organized the event. A service of
thanksgiving was held during the morning
worship service and a celebration recep-
tion followed at the home of elder Bodie.
He has also been a pillar of strength in the

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Anne Bootle, former principal of Treasure
Cay Primary and Green Turtle Cay Pri-
mary School. Many well wishers travelled
to Freeport to be a part of the celebration.
A traditional wedding ceremony took place
with an elegant reception following. The
couple will reside on Abaco. Congratula-
tions to them on the start of their new life
On December 19th Kiara Knowles and
Calvin Mills exchanged vows in a ceremo-
ny at the Church of God in Christ in Nas-
sau. The wedding was followed by a beau-
tiful garden reception at the home of the
newlyweds' aunt. The husband is a native
of Abaco who resides in Nassau. His fam-
ily roots are in north and central Abaco.
They will be relocating to Abaco and Mrs.
Mills will work at a local resort and Mr.
Mills will be transferred into his depart-
ment here. Congratulations

Mr. and Mrs. Forbes

These exchange wedding vows
On December 19th Odman Forbes and
Nicola Ferguson exchanged vows in a
beautiful ceremony at Full Gospel Assem-
bly. The reception followed at the Spin-
naker Restaurant in Treasure Cay with an
after party following at the bride's sister's
home in Central Pines. The couple will re-
side in Nassau.
Wedding congratulations
Madna Felisme and Eddie Joseph ex-
changed vows on December 26th at Full
Gospel Assembly in Treasure Cay. The
reception followed at the church fellow-
ship hall.
Thanks for support
On November 28th the family and
friends of Millet Kemp hosted a fair to
raise fund to cover his medical expenses.
They sincerely thank everyone who sup-
ported them Mr. Kemp, who has been an
active community builder in the North Ab-
aco area, fell sick a few years ago. How-
ever, his medical expenses have consumed
the family finances and they are now call-
ing on the community to come to their
aide. Prior to Mr. Kemp's health failure,
he worked as an air-conditioning and re-
frigeration technician.
Scholarship student is excelling
Kettlyne Dorsca, who is studying pre-
medicine and nursing in Puerto Rico on
a scholarship, is doing well. She is pres-
ently getting some practical experience this
semester and is putting into action what
she has been studying. She works hard to
maintain her GPA of 3.0 or higher. She
graduated from the Sherlin Bootle High
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another country and says that it gives her
a chance to perfect her knowledge of Span-
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presently the newest cop on the island. We
wish her all the best.
Thanks for support
The family of Deborah Russell thanks
the public for their support at the fund rais-
er hosted in aid of her medical expenses.
On January 2nd a fair was held at the park
in Cedar Harbour.
Thanks for help with
baby's medical bills
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those who supported its recent fair. Ms.
Joycelyn McIntosh of Fox Town hosted a
fair at the park in Fox Town to help defray
the medical expenses for her grandson.
The baby is in need of a liver transplant
and the family is seeking help in getting
little Jayden a liver and an opportunity to
live. The baby lost his father in the tragic
accident that took the life of four young
men in Treasure Cay. The fair was held
at the Fox Town Primary School. A large
variety of food and treats was on sale.

Farewell to an Officer
Customs Officer Delmaro Mackey has
left Abaco for the second time. He was
deployed to the island in 2006 where he
served the community of North Abaco with
dedication. In 2007 he returned to Nassau
and was promoted. Upon completion of an
additional course, he returned to Abaco
where he continued to work. We were sad-
dened to find out that Officer Mackey was
leaving to return to Nassau to once again
move up in rank. The staff at the airport
along with well wishers hosted a party to
send him off in grand style.
Church news
Faithful Members Honored
With an attitude of gratitude and appre-
ciation, the Full Gospel Assembly family
honored two of its faithful members who
have served the Woman Ministry Depart-
ment faithfully. Elder Nathalie Bodie and
Deaconess Olive Forbes were showered
with love and appreciation for the service
they have rendered while heading that de-
partment. An honorary banquet for them
was held on December 5th at the Touch of
Class Restaurant in Treasure Cay.
Many gathered to show their apprecia-
tion for the ladies who were described as
trailblazers, setting a very high standard
for their successors to follow. Both ladies
thanked the organizers for recognizing the
work that they have done but reminded
them that any endeavor should be done to
the honor and glory of the Lord. The la-
dies were most appreciative of the award
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and pledged to continue to work with the
Wisdom Changing Center
The Wisdom Changing Center in Coo-
per's Town under the leadership of Pastor
Carlton and Lady Lavina McIntosh hosted
its first conference on December 2nd to 4th.
Speakers for the conference included host
pastor Carlton McIntosh, Pastor Samuel
Cornish of Change Ministries and Apostle
Raymond Wells of Living Water Kingdom
Ministries in Nassau. The mission of the
ministry is to bring change through wisdom
and knowledge while helping others over-
come their circumstances through faith in
God. The church has a strong focus on the
youth with the belief that a church without
a strong youth foundation is a church with-
out a future.
Full Gospel Assembly
Christmas Production
From the Cradle to the Cross was the
featured play at the 2009 Christmas pro-
duction at Full Gospel Assembly in Trea-
sure Cay. This production was very signif-
icant as it is the first one the ministry has
hosted since 2007, and it marks the return
of the founding coordinator, Terry Russell-
Rolle back home. The ministry over the
years has been known for its grand finales
by the drama and dance teams that have
always brought large crowds wondering
what to expect. The extent that the organiz-
ers normally go to ensure the success of the
program has always exceeded the minds of
the viewing audience.
On December 27th after weeks of prepa-
ration and practice, it was time to take to

the stage and give the audience a show to
remember. From preschoolers to adults,
participants lined the stage to cite their
recitations, act out their play parts, sing
songs and minister in dance. The featured
play brought the message of Christmas
home as it celebrated the joyous occasion
of His coming as a babe to bring peace to
the earth. While the Christmas season re-
flects on His birth, the ministry has always
sought to focus on His return through its
Christmas productions.
13th Annual General Convention
The members of End Time Harvest Min-
istries celebrated another milestone in its
ministry as it hosted its 13th Annual Gen-
eral Convention under the theme Working
Toward a Glorious Future. The convention
was held at the church in Crown Haven
under the leadership of Overseer Bishop
Tyrone Mills. This year's convention fea-
tured Evangelist Shirley Stubbs from Free-
port, Grand Bahama. A fun day was held
all day on Saturday and a Youth in Action
concert was held that night.
Youth raised funds
The Youth Department of Full Gospel
Assembly hosted a car wash and grill on
December 19th at the Treasure Cay Prima-
ry School. The youth cleaned and shined
the vehicles that filled the yard. Other
members prepared scrumptious meals on
the grill that were available for sale.
A joint venture to provide wholesome
activities and entertainment for the young
people has resulted in young men com-
ing together to host movie night. The first
movie night was held on December 19th
at the Treasure Cay Primary School Park.
Two movies were shown by Matthew Clar-

idge of Abaco Mobile Cinemas. Vendors
were on site selling popcorn, drinks, sand-
wich snacks and other delights. This event
will be held periodically by organizers
Matthew Claridge, Tyson Thurston and
Kelphine Russell.
Revival Held
The Cities of Refuge Non-Denomina-
tional Church hosted revival services in
Treasure Cay with host Pastor Bridgette
Mills, Pastor Garth Knowles and Evan-
gelist Lorenzo Coakley. The service also
was a workshop that taught persons who
hold official positions in churches how to
operate in their positions. On Saturday a
gospel concert was held to close the re-
vival. The revival was held January 2nd to
January 6th.
Friendship Mission holds
Holiday Fun Day
The church family at Friendship Mis-
sion in Cooper's Town hosted a holiday
fun day for the children of North Abaco on
December 26th. The day was filled with
games, competitions and giveaways. Chil-
dren under 12 received special gifts from
Santa. A special lunch was prepared for
children between two and 12. The event
was a family affair and enjoyed by all. The
Friendship Mission Church is pastored by
Pastor Ronald McIntosh.

Tea Party
On January 2nd the youth department of
Full Gospel Assembly hosted a Tea Party
for the young women of their church at the
Treasure Cay Community Center. It was
also an etiquette course and a charm school
to assist the young ladies in personal hy-
giene and dining etiquette. The speakers at
the tea party were from the church youth
department. A variety of tea and sweet Ba-
hamian treats was served. A mini-fashion
show was included. The organizers were
very satisfied with the turn out.
Church is nearling completion
Members of the New Haitian Mission
Baptist Church in Treasure Cay are raising
funds to complete their church building.
On December 19th the members hosted a
fair at the church grounds. Scrumptious
meals were served along with a variety
of beverages and games. The church is
located on the Sherlin Bootle Highway a
mile south of the Hudson Laundromat.
Construction is well underway and the
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Dundas Town Committee Jan 5
By Samantha V. Evans
The Dundas Town Committee met on
January 5th, the first meeting of the new
year. All members were in attendance in-
cluding Chairman Cay Mills. The meeting
began officially and orderly but as matters
arising from the minutes were discussed, a
heated dispute between the Chairman and
Deputy Chairman Faron Newbold erupted.
Several matters were brought up by the
Chairman including the matter that was
reported to the police that the Deputy al-
legedly signed the Chairman's signature to
get the lights turned on at the Burial Soci-
ety building. Mr. Newbold stated that he
received a letter from Mr. Mills' attorney
and cannot understand the reason he was
accused of forgery. Mr. Newbold stated
that the person at BEC added Mr. Mills'
name so he and his lawyer should be deal-
ing with them.
Another matter arising had to do with
the missing check written to Denzil Pin-
der. Mr. Newbold added that a check was
picked up by the Chairman, cashed by Mr.
Pinder and the money given to Mr. Mills.
The Town Committee is still waiting on this

money to be returned to them. A discus-
sion ensued and other members had words
to say to the Chairman who reminded them
of how he supported their election to their
office. This did not sit well with Commit-
tee members. Everyone agreed to disagree
when no resolution could be reached.
John Schaeffer, area engineer with the
Ministry of Works Abaco District, was
invited to discuss a few matters that con-
cerned the Committee and residents of
Dundas Town. Deputy Chairman Faron
Newbold made a complaint on Monday
about the huge pot holes on the streets and
within a 24-hour period of time, the mat-
ter was being addressed. Mr. Newbold
thanked him for acting so swiftly.
However, the Committee still has many
concerns about streets in the community
that are being worn away on a daily basis.
Mr. Schaeffer was asked about patching
them and in some cases replacing roads
that are badly damaged or nearly eroded
away. Mr. Schaeffer stated that his Min-
istry is hoping to get some added money
from the government in the next fiscal year
to address the road works issues.
George Cornish is not at all impressed
by the work being done by the Ministry
of Works. In fact, they are not doing a
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holes on one street and never finished. He
told Mr. Schaeffer that if he does not get
a handle on this situation, they will report
it to the Minister of Works. Mr. Schaeffer
responded that he does have supervisors
for the road workers and that he cannot
watch them every second. Additionally,
they are short on equipment so the work
is being done slower than usual. In short,
the committee called the work being done
unprofessional and unacceptable.
The matter was brought up about per-
sons not building according to code and
devaluing the property of their neighbors.
Several such properties were identified
in Dundas Town and Central Pines. Mr.
Schaeffer appeared reluctant to tear down
such structures and the Committee and
an observer (Sonith Lockhart) got quite
upset with him to the point that strong
words were exchanged. However, it was
stated that buildings are being monitored
throughout the Abaco communities and
persons found guilty of illegal building
will have the structures torn down, power
and other utilities cut and building deemed
unfit for occupancy. If this happens, per-
sons living in such buildings will be asked
to vacate before demolition occurs. This is
a legal action that the Ministry of Works
can sanction.
Senior Island Administrator Cephas
Cooper told them that when they are go-
ing to engage in such actions to ensure that
the appropriate authorities are with them
so that the occupants do leave the property
immediately or within the time given. The
Committee was upset with Mr. Schaeffer
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After Mr. Schaeffer left the Committee
discussed the budget and received reports
from the various committees.
Murphy Town Meeting Jan 11
By Mirella Santillo
The first Murphy Town Committee
meeting of the year was held on January
llth at the Burial Society Hall, the first
meeting since October 5th 2009.
The Committee reviewed two applica-
tions for businesses licenses in Murphy
Town that the Licensing Board referred
them. The Committee recommended that
the Licensing Board not approve them.
The Crime Watch Committee meeting
has been postponed until January 19th.
Administrator Cephas Cooper went
over the budget with the Committee mem-
bers. An issue with the contract for gar-
bage collection required much discussion
before a solution was agreed upon. Two
garbage contractors were hired at the be-
ginning of the fiscal year, Mark Russell
for the regular household refuse and Paul
Mills to provide two bins for the bulk gar-
bage items. The combined charges con-
tributed to raise the expenditure above the
government allowance.
Chairman Renardo Curry proposed
to cut back on some of the side street
cleaning contracts for the next couple of
months. The motion was finally passed to
renegotiate the contracts with Mr. Russell
and Mr. Mills until June and to reduce the
street maintenance contracts by half for
January and February to take care of the
present deficit.
The Chairman announced that one acre
on Forest Drive had been allocated by cen-
tral government for a Community Center.

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By Jennifer Hudson
Mr. Alfred Modesta Smith, affectionately,
known as Desi, has been a stalwart of the An-
glican Church all of his adult life. A member
of the Saint John the Baptist Anglican Church
in Marsh Harbour for many, many years,
he has been recognized by the church with
plaques of 'Thanksgiving to God for faith-
ful and dedicated service" in both 1993 and
2006. He was also recognized by the staff
and students of the Marsh Harbour Primary
School for his "Dedication and unselfish con-
tribution to its growth and development from
Mr. Smith was borning Salt Cay, Turks and
Caicos Islands, in 1924. He attended the all
age school which he left at age 16 and joined
his father in his carpentry business. His father
also had salt ponds at which Desi helped out.
He took up fishing as a hobby when his father
bought him a sailboat.
Desi came to The Bahamas, having sold
his sailboat, to work for Wallace Groves in
the lumber industry at Pine Ridge, Grand
Bahama. When the lumber industry was sold
to Owens Illinois, he moved to the Gap on
the eastern end of Grand Bahama. There he
met Dave Ralph, now Editor of the Abaco-
nian newspaper, who was then paymaster for

Owens Illinois. Desi relocated to Abaco when
Owens Illinois moved its operation to this is-
land. He drove an 18 wheeler hauling loads of
pulpwood for many years until Owens Illinois
closed the pulpwood operation. It then went
into the sugar business where he hauled sugar
for the company. Following this he spent the
next 25 years working as dock master on the
government dock in Marsh Harbour.
Mr. Smith's wife of 56 years, Mary, was
bom on Grand Turk and grew up in Jamaica.
She went to Grand Bahama with her mother
where she met her husband. The couple had
11 children. One sadly is deceased and the
others hold prominent positions in the com-
Mr. Smith began his lifelong affiliation with
the Anglican Church on Grand Bahama where
he became a catechist, then greatly assisted
with the building of the St. John the Baptist
Church in Marsh Harbour unloading blocks
from Snake Cay and hauling them for the
builder to lay. "This building has since been
reconstructed because when they began to re-
model, they discovered there was no steel in
the structure. So it all had to be rebuilt," said
Mr. Smith, who, due to failing health, sadly
is no longer able to get to his beloved church
where he served as catechist for many years.

A Pillar of the Community,

Alfred Modesta Smith

School From Page 9
Maritime Authority, announced that The
Bahamas now has the third largest ship-
ping registry in the world behind Panama
and Liberia with 1,700 vessels having
been registered. Capt. Knowles added that
The Bahamas ranks 40 out of 113 nations,
which indicates the respect and confidence
our shipping registry and maritime indus-
try has secured.
As for the students' experience, Far-
rakhan Adderley excitedly described how
they learned to address situations involv-
ing restricted maneuverability and how to
avoid collisions with ships that are trav-
eling head on, while Glenn Fernanderre-
called the different parts of the ship and
what they represent.
Additionally, Capt. Knowles said they
learned how to operate a vessel when en-
tering a harbor. "We went into Hope Town
harbour facing the lighthouse. They were
given information by the captain on how
to approach a landmass. They were able to

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Maritime Cadet students are shown in one of the
instructed by Capt. Glender Knowles, Facilitator.

Houses and Land For Rent and For Sale

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

Retail/ Office space available for lease at
Royal Harbour Village. Spacious first floor
unit and charming second floor space. Avail-
able now. Call 367-3262

Bahama Palm Shores 1 bed 1 bath apt, fully
furnished, water included. $600 monthly. Call
Casuarina Pt. Tastefully furnished 3 bed 2 bath
house, central air, beach views, 15 mins from
Marsh Harbour. $950 per month. Ph. 367-2431
Guana Cay 2 bedroom apt. harbour view, fully
furnished & equipped. Available weekly or long
term. Also available weekly. Call 904-982-2762
Hope Town Specialist. A collection of upscale
homes with pools, private docks, etc., ideal for
special occasions, reunions, honeymoons. Hope
Town Hideaways 242-366-0224 or
hopetown. com
Marsh Harbour Sky Developers 2 bed/ 1
bath, furnished, wtih A/C, with washer and
drier, water included. $1100/ mo. Call Mrs.
Green at 367-2660
Marsh Harbour, Eastern Shore, vacation
weekly, 4 bed, 3 bath, water views, private
dock. www.tidesedgebahamas.com

Marsh Harbour Gov Sub Apt, 2 be d/ 2 bath,
central A/C, newly renovated, fully furnished.
Serious inquires call 9-5 367-2951 or 577-5086
after 5 pm
Marsh Harbour 2 bed, 21/2 bath, fully fur-
nished, very spacious, harbour view, near
restaurants, washer & dryer, A/C. $1000/ mo.
Call 376-2252/ 367-2431
Marsh Harbour 2 b/ 2 b fully furnished apt.
behind Iggy Biggy Boutique. Beautifully ap-
pointed, harbour view. $1650 per month. Call
242-367-3596 or 561-628-7946

For Rent
2 bed 2 bath condo w/ access to pool, beach
& tennis courts, Marsh Harbour. $2,000 month
3 bed 2.5 bath home w/waterfront & beach
access, Great Cistern. $1,635 per month.
2 bed 2 bath luxury condo w/ access to
pool, beach & tennis courts, Marsh Harbour.
$2,000 month
3 bed 3 bath home w/ beach access & dock
options, Sunrise Bay. $2,500+/- month
3 bed 2 bath home w/ pool & water views,
Pelican Shores. $2,795/month
3 bed 2 bath home on waterfront w/ pool,
Eastern Shores. $3,500 per month
4 bed 4 bath home on waterfront w/ pool,
Eastern Shores. $4,500 per month.
More long term rentals also available
Please contact Lydia Bodamer
E-Mail Lydia.Bodamer@SothebysRealty.comrn
Phone: 367-3529 Cell: 577-0016
If you have a home you'd like to lease long
term or short term, please contact me.
Management options also available.

Murphy Town apartment, fully furnished.
$800/ month. For further info call 357-6876
Treasure Cay charming 2 bed/ 1 bath beach
cottage for rent. Fully furnished. A/C, washer/
dryer. Reasonably priced. Call 365-4105
Treasure Cay 2 bed/ 2 bath, unfurnished villa
for rent. Call 365-4105
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
2 bed / 1 bath, fully furnished, central a/c,
serious inquiries only. Call 475-8152 after 5 pm

Cherokee Sound house for sale by owner, 3 bed-
room, 2 bath. For more info call 242-366-2081
Elbow Cay's Best Houses and Land, rentals
and sales, Hope Town Hideaways. Call 242-
366-0224 or fax 242-366-0434. On the internet
at www.hopetown.com
Guana Cay, dramatic ocean & Sea of Abaco
views, three sides floor to ceiling glass, incred-
ible sunset views from covered deck, 2 bed/2
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
Danny 404-949-9040 or email dl@atlantaindus-

Guana Cay, Sea of Abaco, 1 + acre with elevation,
400+ ft. waterfront. Brokers welcome.
Guana Cay, Ocean Ridge Estates. From $110,000
to $275,000. All lots come with boat slips and
dockage. Ocean front and interior lots. Shipwreck
subdivision lots starting at $75,000 lots also come
with a boat slip. Cottages for rent, short term
and long term. Cottages for sale from $375,000
to $750,000. For information call 242-365-5006/
242-475-1753, 242-367-4372/ 561-228-1235 or
Sandy Point, Sands Cove subdivision, For fur-
ther information, contact 366-4469 or 366-4151
Scotland Cay, four bedroom house for sale
on the beach. jimnav@msn.com or call 651-
Treasure Cay Pineapple Point Resort.
Exclusive Luxury Waterfront 2 & 3 bedroom
condos & 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath 2600 sq ft town-
houses all with deep water docks & garages!
Perfect location at the entrance to Treasure
Cay Marina. Prices starting in the low $500's
www.pineapplepointresort.com 242-458-3521
or 1-800-545-0395 Come see us at the end of
Marina View Dr. Model open M-F 9-4:30 pm
or by appointment.
WPB Condo Furnished 2 bed 1 bath; A/C;
Internet ready. Ideal for students. Security
on grounds. Bus stop at entry. 15 min from
PB Community College. Short walk to major
shopping & restaurants. Price reduced $75,000.
Call 242-365-4636 days, 242-365-4218 evenings
Concrete triplex for sale. 1 2b/lb and 2 lb/lb.
All fully furnished, A/C, washer & dryer, 20
KW standby generator. Asking $310,000 net.
Contact 359-6574

look at range lights, look at buoys, look at
mast lights, and we were able to see how
many vessels that are in harbour that do
not have mast lights when at anchor and
they should."
Capt. Glender Knowles is proud that
the students have excelled in the program
and paid special recognition to Tevon Stra-
chan, who placed first in Canada as the top
leader in his grouping and has graduated
as a captain with an A-license at the age
of 18. He is expected to travel to Canada
soon. She said Traz Nixon has placed top
in his class in Canada as well.
The Bahamas Maritime Cadet Corps
program on Abaco is coordinated by Capt.
Knowles, and this school year it was de-
cided that the program would run in both
North and Central Abaco. Assisting Capt.
Knowles at S.C. Bootle High are Rashi-
da Murray, guidance officer, and Denise
Gadsby, the social studies and music teach-
er. Students of grade 10 12 are able to
learn about navigating on the open seas.

Reporter's Notebook... Anger justified

By Navardo Saunders
It's a crying shame what is happening to
many of the residents in the Mud and Pi-
geon Pea who were born in The Bahamas
to Haitian parents. At age 18 they have
to apply for citizenship, which should be
automatic since they were born here. The
process can take years and in the interim
those who await approval from the Depart-
ment of Immigration must put their lives on
hold. They cannot be legally employed,
cannot open a bank account nor obtain
loans to buy property or a house to achieve
all the things the working class can.

They have waited for years for word
from the Department of Immigration about
their status while their living conditions
worsen and their dreams and aspirations
hang in the balance. It's cruel and inhuman
what is happening to them.
These people were born here and so they
should be considered Bahamians. No won-
der the young people are angry, frustrated,
hopeless and resort to a life of crime, par-
ticularly the males in the Mud and Pea who
for some reason take far longer than the fe-
males to be granted citizenship. They have
no other choice. They are stuck between a

rock and a hard place.
When a man is hungry, he will do what
it whatever it takes to fill his aching stom-
ach. And that goes for a man or woman
of any nationality. Imagine a man who is
hungry and hopeless. He is in grave dan-
ger to himself and everyone else. That's
the situation that has developed in the Mud
and Pea where violence and crime such as
robberies are commonplace. The young
men see life passing them by quickly, and
they are fed up. No wonder some of them
end up selling drugs, stealing and robbing.

They don't have much of a choice.
That kind of lifestyle is wrong, but in
their case understandable. The Mud and
Pea, in the heart of Marsh Harbour, have
become a breeding ground for drug deal-
ing, prostitution, theft and other social ills
- the result of widespread hopelessness.
People living outside the Haitian slum
villages must know that they are not im-
mune. The population, estimated to be
7,000, is growing and so there will be
Please see Reporter Page 23

Every child counts


spinnaker Restauralnt

Treasure cay

january 16, 2010

at 7:00 ym to 11:00oo ym

Music by Imyact Band

Prime Rib/ Smothered Grouper/Grilled chicken

Donation $100

Silent Auction/Door Prizes

Airline Tickets jewellery

Artwork scuba Divin yj

Gt Certcates for Restaurants

Much, Much More

For tickets or more information

lease call ECC at 367-2505

In Treasure Cay

call Andrea Albury 365-8179




Abaco Glass Company
Window Glass and Mirrors
Cut and Installed
Screens Made and Repaired
Commercial Store Fronts
Installed and Replaced
Yale Windows
Don MacKay Blvd. 367-2442

Big Cat Equipment
Rentals: Backhoe Dump Trucks
* D3, D5 & D8 Tractors Payloaders
* Excavators
* Land clearing
* Fill, rock, sand, soil
* Trenching Foundations
Tel: 242-367-2655 Fax: 242-367-2464
Cell: 242-577-5322 242-359-6839

Mike Cornish
24 Hour Mobile Tire
* Servicing the entire Abaco
With dependable service
Office Location: Forest Drive
Cell Phone: 458-0692

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
www. abacoislandpharmacy.com

Abaco A & D Trucking
'-11,Call us
Phone 577-0184 577-0220
PO. BoxAB 20432, Marsh Harbour, Abaco

Handmade Furniture
by Israel Brice
Household Furniture, Entertainment Centers
Book Shelves & Much More!
For Further Information Please Call
475-9895 or 225-0537

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January 15, 2010

January 15, 2010

Reporter From Page 22

more angry and frustrated people who will
do whatever it takes to survive.
Their unlawful actions will spill over
into other communities and what many
have long feared could become a reality
- a civil war could break out. But that can
be avoided. And the situation in the Mud
and Pea could be much different, as one
resident of the Pea noted, if the govern-
ment would only move to naturalize Hai-
tian-Bahamians who qualify.
The Department of Immigration must
move quickly to naturalize Haitian-Baha-
mians for the benefit of all. This would
make a world of difference. The Mud and
Pea would eventually be old news. Because
if the ones who are born here are natural-
ized and get jobs, they will move out. Only
those who are here illegally will be left be-
hind. They, too, will abandon the Mud and
Pea and try to make it to the United States,
where they had intended to go all along.
If the government does not want people
of Haitian origin born in this country, then
the Defence Force must do a much better
job securing the nation's borders.
So you see the problem just isn't the
Haitians, it is also our government's lack
of response to the situation.


The Abaconian Section B Page 23


Sunday Services
9:30 & 11
Mission House

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

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

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. Call 458-0560
Mortar Mixer, Whitman WM90P, 9cuft, 9HP
Honda $2,000. 242-367-5032
Complete set of scuba dive equipment, used 3
times. Excellent condition. Call 365-6433
New electric start 6 KW diesel generator. Call

Positions Available
The Abaco Beach Resort at Boat
Harbour, Marsh Harbour Abaco, is
seeking qualified applicants for the fol-
lowing positions:
Food & Beverage Servers-On Call
Front Desk Clerk
CSM/Wedding Coordinator
Store Room Clerk- On Call
Electrician with 3-phase license
Activities Supervisor
All interested persons are asked to
submit their resume to: Info@abacobe-
achresort.com or fax to 242-367-1974.
Only qualified individuals need apply.



Classic Sports Car, 89 Honda SI, five speed,
racing wheels, new batt, new ties, clean inside,
needs new paint. $2500 firm. Call 365-4161
2002 Hyundai 12 passenger diesel, 17,3000
miles total. always ingarage. $11,500 Call

zuus oyota sequoia SK 5 w/ limited E daion
upgrades, towing package, JBL 5 disc changer/
speaker system, BBS rims, silver/gray, very
low miles (43,000). Asking $35,000. Contact
242-367-2753 or 242-375-8041

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
$8000. OBO. Call Keith at 365-6006
RIB Novurania 12 ft w/40HP Honda. $6,000.
JetSkis, 3 Yamaha 4 stroke FX HO Cruisers
2004, 2005, 2007 models for $5K,$7K,$9K.

20' Key West CC2020 Yamaha 200 HPDI,
FAST! Low hrs, SS prop. GPS, covers, trailer,
DUTY PAID. $16,000 US You will enjoy this
boat! 904-471-6450 or joel_01773@yahoo.com

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24' Bayliner Ciera Express, 1998, Mercruiser
gas 260 HP, 310 hrs, new oil pan, new bat-
teries, renovated trailer, good shape, ready to
go. Located in Leisure Lee. Asking $12,000.
Call Jason at 367-2703 or e-mail alaijacek@

26' Mako w/ twin 130 HP Johnsons. Asking
$12.000. Call 366-0065

20' full keel sailboat "Daisy" Pacific Seacraft
Flicka, 2005 1GM10 diesel, 2008 9' inflatable,
sm engine. Lots of extras. Man-O-War harbour.
DUTY PAID $30,000 828-693-7656 nancys-

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

20' Albury Brothers w/ 2001 150 HP Mercury
OptiMax outboard, S/S prop, T-top, large con-
sole, 60 gal gas, VHF, all safety equip, lights,
fresh bottom paint, engine service. All in good
condition. $29,995 OBO. Call 366-0038

19' Boat Trailer, lights. Can be seen at Abaco
Outboard. $1700. Call Jacques at 365-6114

22' Rosborough Sea Skiff 1997, Honda
90, 291 Hours, Trailer. DUTY PAID, well
equipped. Viewing and info at Outboard Shop.
Asking $20,000 E-mail chanteyll@gmail.com
Phone 519-671-6354

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 26K. Call

Eastern Abaco Region of

The Methodist Church

All are welcome to worship with us
SSt. Jam
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Charming residence designed with
two 2 bedroom, 2 bath apartments,
a large 2 car garage and utility room.
$580,000. Ref. AS11158

Sea view 2 bedroom condos and 3
bedroom penthouses in a gated de-
velopment with pool and beach.
Starting at$595,000. Ref. ASl0890
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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

Situated on a double lot this canal-
front home has a spacious floorplan
with 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms.
$1,350,000. Ref. AS11270

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

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

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

A stunning 15 acre parcel of lush, el-
evated land and 630 feet of water
frontage on the Sea of Abaco.
$1,400,000. Ref. AS10886

Stunning estate residence has 7
bedrooms and 8.5 baths on 1.4
acres in this exclusive golf retreat.
19,750,000. Ref. AS11098

WHITE SOUND, ELBOW CAY: 13,770 sq. it lot near beach $215,000. AS11205
NORTH END, ELBOW CAY: 19,974 sq. ft oceanfront lot with 120 ft. of beach
and foundation fora 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. comrnerlot 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 Electricity available. $150,000. PS10630
CENTRALABACO: 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 -iui.iii.-l 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. ASI1026
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 seaview 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. AS10801
TREASURE CAY: 15 acre estate with elevations to 70 ft. and 630 ft on the Sea
of Abaco. $1,400,000. AS1I0886
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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the beach, comprised of 2 buildings bathroom condo, fully equipped and
connected by a wrap-around deck. centrally located.
$1,390,000. Ref. PS10616 $286,500. Ref. AS10622
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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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BD edAippraisr
Hope T.m Sjr,
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Stunning estate with 200 feet of
beachfront and privacy. 1.626 acres
with 5 star amenities.
$1,795,000. Ref. AS10802

Mai an rtYour
C:242 5-r,475

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 parcelof land with dramatic
views comprising of 17,000 sq. feet
near the club house.
$500,000. Ref. AS11263

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o Mat n Har.iour
G: 2-t2 35?E-:4C
B E:o.. 5 115 lichrwe ci

Cozy 2 bedroom, 1 bath cottage fea-
turing a screened-in Bahama Room
and sundeck.
$150,850. Ref. AS11033

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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This 4 bedroom, 4 bath-
room canalfront home is
perfect for a family get-
away. Central a/c, large
porch, pool & gazebo
just steps away from
restaurants and shops.
$3,500/week. AR10561

Stunning views compli-
mented by an amazing
home. 6 bedrooms with
luxury guest house, pri-
vate pool, decks, dock,
outdoor kitchen and bar.
Sleeps 16.
$9,0Qweek. AR10583

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