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Publication Date: May 1, 2008
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VOLUME 16, NUMBER 9 MAY 1st, 2008

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PM viewed Hope Town problems

He looked at the light tower, keepers' houses and roads

The Rt. Hon. Hubert Ingraham, Prime Minister, personally looked at the deteriorated roads in Hope Town and the road along the
sand dune in White Sound, both of which need repairs. He and his group also looked at the deteriorating situation of the lighthouse
keeper's houses and the exterior of the light station itself. Mr. Ingraham declared that the government was going to do the necessary
repairs. The painting of the exterior of the light station is scheduled to begin in mid-May. Mr. Ingraham is shown here second from
left. Others in the group are the Hon. Earl Deveaux, Minister of Works, Mr. Edison Key, Member of Parliament for South Abaco,
Mr. Roy Cash and Mrs. Lana Russell, both Council members from Hope Town.

On a recent trip to Abaco, the Rt. Hon.
Hubert Ingraham, Prime Minister, made
an inspection visit to Hope Town to meet
with Councillors there and get a firsthand
view of their concerns about Elbow Cay.
The primary issues related to
* road repairs on the dune at White Sound
* resurfacing of settlement roads
* repairs to lighthouse structures
Before personally viewing the three
problem areas, Mr. Ingraham met with
the Hope Town Council members and said
funding for the settlement roads would be
assigned to the Hope Town District Coun-
cil, giving them the responsibility to find
a contractor and monitor the work. This
is in contrast to the traditional method of
contracts being requested and awarded by
Nassau with Works personnel supervising
the job.
He mentioned how this had been done
earlier on Abaco for settlement work on
Green Turtle Cay, Man-O-War and Chero-
kee. Mr. Ingraham was quite pleased with
the results. He saw no need to involve Nas-
sau departments for these town improve-
ments. He told of saving $100,000 in the
case of Man-O-War where a government
contract for road repairs was cancelled
Please see Ingraham Page 2

Island Roots Heritage Festival

Green Turtle Cay May 2-4

Games Skits Talks Fun History
Demonstrations Food Drink
See schedule in The Abaconian April 15 issue

Don't miss it

Box Car Derby benefitted ECC

The second annual ECC Box Car Derby provided a fun day for contestants and
bystanders as well. Racing down the hill on Steve Bonnet Road in Marsh Harbour,
either in a slolom race or in timed straight races, the box cars competed in three
age categories. The event is a fund raiser for the school that is for special students.
See story on page 10.

Forums allowed youth to

express themselves

Mr. Kyran Turnquest, one of a group of five from the Ministry of Youth, facilitated
forums in several towns on Abaco to listen to the youth discuss their problems and
possible solutions. Mr. Turnquest is seen here at Cooper's Town at a meeting on April
10. The Hon. Byran Woodside, Minister of State of Youth and Sports, is seen just to
the right of the speaker. With him are Mr. Theophilus Cox, Administrator for North
Abaco, and Mr. Stretch Moreley, Youth Coordinator for Abaco. The group from Nas-
sau will hold forums in all the Ftinlyv Islands before putting a proposal together with
their recommendations for government to consider. See story on page 6.
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Ingraham assured Hope Town its needs will be met

Please see Ingraham Page 7
and funding was given the Administrator
for local contracts and oversight through
the Man-O-War Council members. The
work was completed for half the original
The Prime Minister was aware of the poor
condition of the lighthouse and supporting
buildings. He assured the Council members
that the needed repairs would be made.
Tenders for road repairs to the White
Sound road on top of the dune were being
reviewed in Nassau and a contract would
be awarded quite soon.
Council members were praised by Mr.
Ingraham for their work and dedication to

their towns. He encouraged them to nomi-
nate and serve in the next three-year term
of local government.
On leaving the Council office, Mr. In-
graham, accompanied by the Minister of
Works, the Hon. Earl Deveaux, and South
Abaco's M. P., Mr. Edison Key, took
golf carts to view the eroded road at White
The group stopped at Sunshine Park at
the base of the Hope Town Harbour Lodge
to view the rebuilding of the bulkhead
where the barges will soon dock for freight
operations. Mr. Deveaux and Mr. Key
spoke with the seawall contractor, Mr.
Lauren Senn, on technical aspects of the
repairs which are nearly completed. The
area may be ready for freight use by the

end of April. Relocating freight operations
to this location will eliminate a dangerous
situation on freight days on the upper pub-
lic dock.
The White Sound dune, with the road-

way on top, was eroded severely by hurri-
cane seas several years ago. The road is in-
tact but the erosion extends to the road's edge
Ingraham From Page 4

Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham looked at the lighthouse with peeling paint and the
deteriorated condition of the lighthouse keepers' houses. The 22-inch solid walls were
probably quarried blocks cemented inside and out and are in excellent condition. But the
wood roofs, porches and other parts are in very bad shape. Mr. Ingraham is followed by
Mr. James Williams, an engineer from Nassau; Mr. Edison Key, MP for South Abaco;
and one of the lighthouse keepers.



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Local govt. will be responsible for road work

Ingraham From Page 2
and occasionally undercuts the road, causing
nervous drivers to favor the inland side.
The Ministry of Works has prepared
specifications for reinforcing the dune. It
is believed that this uses an earth retaining
fabric, allowing water to pass but not soil
or sand. The fabric will be covered with
sand, then anchored with boulders.
After viewing the threatened road, the
group returned to the settlement and walked
through town to experience the road condi-
tions. It is interesting to note that requests
for local contractors to bid on the road
repairs went unanswered. It was said that
they were all too busy to get involved with
the road work. A Man-O-War contractor

expressed an interest in the event that no
one from Elbow Cay stepped forward. He
will be contacted immediately.
Before leaving Hope Town, the ferry
stopped at the lighthouse so the group
could view conditions there. The paint
on the tower was peeling badly. Howev-
er, a contractor specializing in lighthouse
repairs is expected to begin work on the
tower in mid-May. Special equipment will
be used which strips off the old paint and
captures it all. New paint is applied with
equipment which either captures or pre-
vents overspray.
Roofs and woodwork on the keeper's
houses had extensive rot and both houses
need serious renovations. The 22 inch-thick
exterior walls of the houses, now 145 years
old, showed no signs of deterioration and
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appeared to easily accommodate new roofs.
Before leaving, Mr. Ingraham assured
the Councillors that the historic lighthouse
would be properly restored.
Works engineers Mr. John Williams

with school
Seventeen contractors working this past
summer on school renovations along with
building inspectors met with the Prime
Minister, the Rt. Hon. Hubert Ingraham,
and the Minister of Works, the Hon. Earl
Deveaux, in the afternoon of April 11. The
meeting, held in the Marsh Harbour Dis-
trict Council office, addressed concerns of
the contractors about timely and appropri-
ate payments for their services.
Apparently, contract protocols have
not been followed, and cost over-runs on
school repairs throughout the Bahamas
now amount to $5 million. Although well
intended, the contractors were told that
verbal change orders must not be accepted.
Changes and additional work must be prop-
erly documented in order for payments to
be made on completion of the work.

from Nassau and Mr. Dexter Williams
from the Works office in Marsh Har-
bour answered technical questions, gave
advice and took notes during the Hope
Town visit.

The affected contractors were admon-
ished to adhere to their original scope of
work unless issued documented changes
authorized by established protocols. All
Abaco school issues were resolved during
the meeting. It was noted that all the ad-
ditional work was needed and subsequently
completed. Future school repairs will be
made through local government.
Allegations were heard that some gov-
ernment officials have been accepting pay-
ments for their services. It was ordered
that these improprieties must stop immedi-
ately. No government official is to accept
any payment beyond normal transactions
in which an official receipt is issued; that
is, for taxes, licenses, permits, fines and
other documented fees due government.

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Page 6 Section A The Abaconian

Youth Task Force visits Abaco

By Mirella Santillo
A task force from the Ministry of Youth
and Sports came to Abaco on April 10
for three days of workshops. The Nassau
team met with older students from vari-
ous schools, public and private, as well as
members of the communities.
"The purpose of this event," explained
the Hon. Bryan Woodside, Minister of
State of Youth and Sports, "is to hear about
youth and crime, about youth employment,
about sexual issues and other problems."
The information will help find solutions
and establish a National Youth Policy in
an attempt to remedy the problems. Mr.
Woodside reassured the students and adults
that Nassau was not The Bahamas, and
therefore he had to hear from Abaco as
well as the other Family Islands.
Five presentations were made on Abaco

with the first being a public appeal to attend
the sessions and an event schedule given on
Radio Abaco. Two morning sessions were
semi-private allowing the young people to
speak freely without parents or adults pres-
ent. Two evening sessions were open to the
public, one in Cooper's Town at S.C. Boo-
tle High School attended by the Minister
of State for Youth and Sports, the Hon.
Bryan Woodside, and a final session in the
Methodist Church Hall in Dundas Town on
April 12.
All sessions followed a similar format
with the presenters asking questions care-
fully to get the youth or adults comfort-
able to speak freely on their perception of
the problems facing today's youth. It was
quite interesting as the youth in particular
were reserved initially but began to express
themselves quite freely.

The first session with students was a
small informal group, while the second
student session had about 70 students from
Cyber Learning Center, Abaco Central
High School, St. Francis de Sales, Forest
Heights Academy and S.C. Bootle High
School, most of them accompanied by a
guidance counselor or teacher. They met
at the Methodist Church Hall in Dundas
Town and formed five working groups fo-
cusing on individual issues.
The students were invited to enumerate
the issues affecting the young people of the
island. A long list was mentioned which
was downsized to what was thought to be
the top five concerns:
* Sexual abuse
* Drugs
* Teen-age pregnancy
* Lack of activities (no theater, no sports
* Abuse of authority and lack of role models
Two students they were victims of
sexual abuse, unreported and unpunished.
Most admitted witnessing various degrees
of sexual abuse, either directed against
girls or boys. They would like to see a safe
place that victims can turn to for advice or
go to if they are being abused.

The Hon. Bryan Woodside, Minister of
State for Youth and Sports, spoke to the
young people of North Abaco on April 11.
Regarding employment, they felt that
more training was necessary. They ques-
tioned the accountability of persons receiv-
ing money from the government for train-
Please see Youth Forum Page 7

The task force from the Ministry of Youth in Nassau listened to the youth of Abaco to
understand what problems they were facing and what they felt would help. The young
people opened up and spoke frankly about drugs, sexual abuse and the lack of construc-
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Youth discussed problems they face

Youth Forum From Page 6
ing programs. More business consultants
were needed, they felt.
The students felt that there were too
many foreign teachers, that there was
discrimination because of the foreign
teachers' nationalities and that they
brought language issues into the class-
rooms. They wanted teachers with more
certification. Students wanted new pro-
grams and more advanced courses. The
young men wanted technical programs;
agriculture, carpentry and engineering
were suggested. The last words of their
presentation emphasized, "Education is
the key to success."
More extra-curriculum activities should
be implemented and society should be more
strict. Rapport with adults was unsatisfac-
tory. "People talk at us, not to us," stated
a student. There should be groups of adults
advising young men not to do bad things.
Concerning crime, the youth are exposed
to alcohol and cocaine which, according to
one young man, are available anywhere
on Abaco. The use of these drugs leads to

"You have given us a lot to think about,"
stated Mr. Turnquest before adjourning
one of the sessions.
Unfortunately, not many adults showed
up to the Saturday evening final session.
It was stated that the accessibility of drugs
on Abaco leads to drug abuse, creation of
gangs and territorial issues.
The lack of extra-curriculum activities
led idle students to use their talents for
negative things. The close ties of people in
communities effectively prevented crime
reporting and lack of enforcement on the
part of the police. They wondered how to
report a crime without destroying a fam-
Mr. Turnquest reminded the audience of
disturbing statistics. The Bahamas is first
in the world for sexual violence. "Girls
dating older men, (sexual relations with a
minor is legally statutory rape) and incest
are major problems throughout the coun-
No solution addressing sexual abuse
was offered. Students believed that the
law is written in a way that a victim is as-
sumed guilty until proven innocent, and a
perpetrator is innocent until proven guilty.

Reporting a sexual crime causes embar-
rassment not only to the victim but also
to the family who may even protect the
perpetrator as that person may be the sole
financial supporter for a family. There is
lack of counseling for children who re-
port abuse. The lack of reporting and the
lack of punishment leads to anger in the
victim which leads to violence. During
the forum students suggested re-instating

corporal punishment against sexual per-
Discussion turned to the ethnic issue be-
tween Bahamian and Haitian kids. Accord-
ing to the young people present, this was
more of an issue among adults that among
youth. Mr. "Stretch" Morley, Youth Co-
ordinator for Abaco, stated that he did not

Please see Youth Forum Page 25

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May 1 ,2008

Local government's potential

1S, v i ko

In two more months local government
will get a fresh start. Elections will be held
on June 26 with preliminary results known
that night. In all likelihood, the preliminary
results will stand as the count is authenti-
cated by a recount the next day.
Those choosing to serve have about
three weeks to campaign once they com-
plete the nomination process on the morn-
ing of June 3 at an administrator's office.
Some nominees will assume that their stat-
ure in their communities is sufficient to get
the necessary votes. Those most likely to
be voted onto their town committees will
be the ones who visit their constituents and
ask for their votes.
Residents should canvass their commu-
nities to ensure that young adults who have
recently turned 18 become registered. New
residents who have moved into communi-
ties should be encouraged to correct their
address on the voters' register which closes
on May 26 so they will be listed in the cor-
rect constituency.
Some communities may nominate the
exact number of persons needed. If that
happens, there is no need for an election
and gives those nominees an automatic seat
on their respective town committees.
Using Local Government
to advantage
Many persons on Abaco have become
discouraged about local government. Some
see its duties as only the cleaning of road
verges, the picking-up of garbage and re-
pairng schools. And it seems that some
committees and councils have done only
that. Some feel that the decisions the com-
mittees and councils make are only trivial
ones, that the important decisions are all
still made in Nassau. This may be mostly
true, but local government can be much
more influential. These groups know their
communities well, know the wishes of the
people and are in a position to speak up on
behalf of their communities. They can be
the catalyst for getting a strong message to
We also feel that the committees and
councils can take on much more responsi-
bility than they have in the past. They have
basically done just the minimum required

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by The Act. But they have not explored
going beyond the obvious. The Local Gov-
ernment Act and the Town Planning Regu-
lations give them wide guidelines that al-
low them to dramatically affect their towns
for the better.
More can be done without
the need for money
Complaints are heard that limited fund-
ing restrains their ability to produce effec-
tively. This may be true for some items.
However, much of the influence they can
have on their town's growth and expansion
does not require funds. Alternately, they
can work with the private sector to accom-
plish some goals.
One very important duty of the councils
is to appoint the statutory boards: town
planning, licensing, port, road traffic and
hotel licensing. These boards exert a tre-
mendous influence on a town's character.
Residents must live with their decision for
many years.
Some boards appear to be composed of
members whose political affiliation mean
more than the ability or desire to serve.
Some boards did not meet for months as
members had not made the effort to at-
tend the monthly meetings. They enjoy the
status of being a board member, but they
do not take their responsibilities seriously.
This causes building plans stack up and
prospective business owners to become
frustrated by not being able to obtain li-
censes and move forward.
Local Government needs
to look to the future
The actions and decisions of our town
committees, councils and the statutory
boards have generally been a reaction to
counter a specific problem. Rarely are
their decisions made in an attempt to lay
groundwork for the future. Years ago the
Marsh Harbour Town Committee attempt-
ed to create zoning by delineating a map
with residential, commercial and industrial
areas. It was sent to Nassau, but nothing
came of the effort. Probably the technicali-
ties within the bureaucratic process were
not understood or followed, and it was a
futile exercise.
There are many instances in The Act

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where committees and councils are allowed
to establish rules and regulations for their
towns. Regulations to control traffic are of-
ten mentioned as within local government's
power to change or impose. Although the
process is allowed, the protocols are vague
and not explained. Like Marsh Harbour's
futile zoning attempt, nothing happens. We
understand that several years ago Harbour
Island established traffic rules specific to
their island conditions.
Aggressive local government leaders
with vision and drive can make meaningful
changes to our towns and improve the con-
ditions affecting our quality of life.
For example, councils have been as-
signed the functions of the Town Planing
Act. What does that mean?
Referring to the Town Planning Regula-
tions we quote the following:
It is the purpose of these regulations to:
promote, protect and improve the pub-
lic health and environment, safety, com-
fort, good order, appearance, convenience
and general welfare of the citizens of the
Commonwealth of the Bahamas;
protect the character and maintain the
stability of residential, agricultural, busi-
ness and industrial areas;
provide for efficiency and economy in
the process of orderly development;
provide for the appropriate and best
use of land;
provide for preservation, protection,
development and conservation of the natu-
ral resources of land, water and air;
ensure convenience of traffic and cir-
culation of people and goods;
promote the civic amenities of beauty
and visual interest and to provide for a
more equitable and expeditious processing
of applications;
Later in the regulations, guidelines are
given to minimal standards for some items,
parking and setbacks, for example. A state-
ment says lots for multi-family use should
generally be bigger than those lots used for
single family residences. Is that ever con-
sidered on Abaco?
Site plans for proposed construction
must show buildings in the immediate vi-

A special thanks goes to our neighbors,
Jack and Lana Russell, along with their
son, Clint, and friends for on-the-spot care
and transportation to the Hope Town clinic
and especially to Jack, who made sure I
got to Marsh Harbour safely. Nurse Camp-
bell's professional care at the Hope Town
clinic was much appreciated, and she also
accompanied me on the ferry to Marsh
Hope Town Fire and Rescue's well-
trained volunteers ably assisted to stabilize
me and organize transportation to Marsh
Harbour via Albury's Ferry. A big thanks
to this fine organization for its service to
the community, and especially Chris and
Jill Prewitt and Charley and Betty Schoon-
The Marsh Harbour Ambulance Service
has a fine vehicle, but even better, com-
petent and caring people. Paramedic Al-
thea Cooper was in charge, and all went
At the government clinic in Marsh Har-
bour Drs. Swarna and their staff provided
excellent care and organized transporta-
tion to Nassau. We feel very reassured to
have such excellent doctors and staff at the
I arrived at Doctors' Hospital's emer-
gency room about six hours after the ac-
cident, an impressive coordinated effort by

cinity. It is a rare plan that shows buildings
on adjoining land.
"All natural tree cover shall be pre-
served whenever and wherever possible."
Unfortunately, it seems that leaving trees is
not possible on Abaco.
"All setbacks within the City Area will
be decided on the merits of the application,
S. ." Since Family Island applications are
definitely not in the city area, does this
suggest that merits of Family Island ap-
plications are not to be considered? That
seems to be the rule we follow.
"Front setbacks required for the Primary
Area east of Deveaux Street shall generally
require 25 feet." We infer that this might
be a residential area and minimum setbacks
of 25 feet are desirable. Since it is unclear
how we relate to Deveaux Street, perhaps
it is all right to ignore 25-foot front set-
backs and use the 15 feet suggested for
commercial areas.
There are many more instances where
sound judgement is required, but the regu-
lations are not clear on how to do this.
Then we discover in the Local Govern-
ment Act "Each Council shall carry out...
traffic schemes, town planning, or building
schemes as the Minister . .may . spec-
ify." This brings the question how can
a well intending minister in Nassau know
what building or traffic schemes might be
helpful in Marsh Harbour or other island
settlement? This is a prime example where
our councils, town committees and statu-
tory boards should give advice and demand
As individuals, we must encourage our
locally elected persons to be more active
concerning our future. It is rare that any-
one gets elected due to his expertise. Per-
sons are usually elected for their commit-
ment to their town and their ability to work
toward solving area problems.
At the local level, it all starts again on
July first. We all need to work to ensure
that we elect people who commit to do a
conscientious job. For those who cannot
nominate themselves for whatever reason,
they must convince those who are able to
nominate to do so. Our local government is
only as good as we make it.

all. The care at Doctors' Hospital was first
class. Thanks to Dr. Brown, who super-
vised my care in the emergency room and
stitched me up, and Dr. Charles Rahming
in whose care I then was placed. Dr. Rah-
ming is a Board Certified Neurologist, and
by coincidence trained at the University
of Wisconsin Medical School (our home
Doctors' Hospital has an impressive
range of modern equipment. While there
I underwent a number of diagnostic tests:
MRI, CT scan, EEG, EKG, X-rays and lab
tests. Results of all the tests were given to
me on a CD to take to my physician in
Wisconsin along with copies of the doc-
tor's notes. The hospital bills are arranged
by the same account coding for service that
U.S. hospitals use. So if U.S. insurance is
involved, there is no translation required.
The Patients' Services desk provided what
amounted to concierge service for my wife,
arranging lodging, etc. Best of all, the
nurses, technicians and staff at the hospital
were very professional and very nice.
Again, my thanks to everyone who
played a role throughout this experience.
Another example of why we are so for-
tunate to spend time here in this beautiful
George Holloway
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Letters From Page 8

Abaco people cared
To the Editor,
This is a letter I did not expect to write
when we booked our trip to Abaco. But af-
ter my eight-year-old son was accidentally
injured in the Box Cay races, I am com-
pelled to observe the significance of what
I have learned.
We spent a week cruising your wonder-
ful waters, tourists seeing only the surface,
experiencing only the superficial. Slowly,
with each encounter, I began to realize the
residents of this island were more interest-
ed in others, more open with expression of
goodwill and more willing to help strang-
ers than we were accustomed.
We cannot thank enough those who as-
sisted our family with an outpouring of
goodwill, excellent medical care at the gov-
ernment clinic and your business leaders
who assisted with arrangements to trans-
port my son to an orthopedic surgeon.
During our visit we tried to give back to
the community in small ways, not realiz-
ing the return would be so significant. We
will return to this island and give our best
wishes to all its residents, especially those
who helped in our hour of need.
Tom Fenn, York Town, Virginia
family rejection
Dear Editor:
Kindly allow me space in your paper for
this letter.
My nephew who is a deaf mute was
thrown onto the street by his preacher fa-

Land that was given to my nephew by
a local businessman is being taken from
him by his father. His father currently has
enough undeveloped property adjacent to
his house to build four to five homes; but
apparently it's not enough for him, he wants
to take his son's land, too! Guess he wants
to have it all! Shame, shame, shame. What
a poor example of a Christian leader!
Hopefully, this letter will give all a bet-
ter picture of the life that my nephew has
lived. My nephew can be difficult at times,
but he is human and he's often taken ad-
vantage of. He is frustrated; we would all
be if we had walked in his shoes.
My nephew is 47 years old; he was born
a deaf mute. His mother who was my sis-
ter was diagnosed with lupus when he was
seven years old and she died of lupus when
he was 14 years old. Since his mother's
death, my nephew has been supplied by
his father with a roof over his head, yes,
just somewhere to sleep and shower. He
washed his own clothes; he bought the
bed he slept on, bought his own detergent,
soap, toilet tissue, etc. He ate his meals at
my mother's house until her death less than
two years ago. He was never included in
anything that his father and stepmother and
their kids did, never a birthday or Christ-
mas gift, never a birthday cake, never a
hug, was never told by his father that he
was loved.
Neither of us realized that his father had
undergone some medical attention while
he was away in Florida. And as usual my
nephew was not thought enough of by ei-
ther of them to be informed of his father's
condition, but yet they expected him to
know. On the evening that he was thrown
onto the street, my nephew approached his

step mom in reference to a trip previously
planned to have him evaluated to see if he
was a candidate for the cochlear implant, a
new hearing device. As usual, he was once
again disappointed and was told that he was
not going anymore. After living in such a
trapped life, left out of everything, it was
only natural that he vented his anger and
soon a little molehill quickly turned into
a huge mountain. It was rumored the fol-
lowing day that he tried to kill his father. I
investigated this and he hurt no one.
The next day my brother and I both
witnessed our nephew return to the house.
At the time his father was sitting outside.
We watched our nephew ask his father in
sign language "why, why couldn't he come
home, why was he locked out of the house?
This is the house where he had lived with
his mother for 14 years." The next thing
we saw was his father kicking his right leg
up and moving his arm in the same direc-
tion, telling his son to leave.
I hope that all who read this letter will
take time to ponder over this unfortunate
situation. So many lies are being circulated
around town about this. My nephew is so
alone. I have to stand up for him and I will
tell the truth. If there's anyone out there
that resents the truth being told, just to let
you know "I couldn't care less." God will
be the final judge. What will God say to a

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preacher man who threw his son onto the
streets and is trying to take his land? What
will he say to anyone who condones him
doing this? I'm certain it will not be "Well
done, thy good and faithful servant."
I don't believe that there is one more
father living in this country that can do this
to their deaf mute son? Can anyone reading
this do this to their own flesh and blood?
What would Jesus do? Would He throw his
son onto the streets and take his land?
It's no wonder that there are so many
people who don't go and don't want to go
to church. Why would anyone want to lis-
ten to a preacher who threw his own son
onto the streets and is trying to take his
land? Doesn't he know that by preaching
he's doing Christ and the ministry such an
injustice. What a sad statement it makes
just by his saying that he is a Christian.
Christ is love. Throwing your son onto the
streets certainly is not love!
This sad example is making sinners so
comfortable living their daily sinful lives
by not seeing any difference between this
church leader and the corrupt ways of the
The story of the prodigal son should
be the preacher man's guiding force. I'm
Please see Letters Page 26

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ECC Held 2nd Annual Boxcar Derby

By Samantha V. Evans
The 2nd Annual Stede Bonnet Box Car
Derby was held on April 12th at the Com-
missioner's Hill in Marsh Harbour. The
competition itself began until around 12
noon although earlier the carts held trial
runs. This event was held to raise funds for
Every Child Counts and was organized by
Bergstrom Builders.
The Box Car Derby had three age di-
visions: seniors, juniors and peewees, and
two categories: fastest downhill and fastest
slalom. At the end of the event, the win-
ners were as follows: senior category the
fastest downhill winner was Jeremy Saw-
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the competitors who represented a group
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The PTA of ECC raised funds by selling
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assisted by college students from Christian
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The winners of the ECC Box Car Derby are very proud of their trophies. The event is a
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New airport runway is progressing well

By Jennifer Hudson
The major project of constructing a new
6,100-foot runway at the Marsh Harbour In-
ternational Airport began one year ago this
month and work is progressing well. Mr.
Harlin Johnson, Island Manager of Bahamas
Hot Mix, the company responsible for the
construction of the runway, says that it should
be completed by September of this year.
"One side of the runway is now up to
final grade, and we are coming up on the
opposite side with the last six-inches of fill
so that next week we can get the final grade
on it," stated Mr. Johnson. "This land was
originally all swamp so before any runway
could be constructed, the swamp area had
to be demucked and filled back in with
limestone rock in six-inch layers. Each
layer was tested with a nuclear density test
meter by a certified technician.
Presently, the surface is being water
bonded by two large water trucks which

drive up and down the runway sprinkling
water constantly every day. The larger
of the two tankers holds 5,500 gallons of
water and the other holds 4,000 gallons.
Heavy rollers then compact the surface.
"All of the fill for the project was ob-
tained from the hill at the eastern end of
the runway which had to be taken down as
clearance for the safety zone of the runway.
Once the runway receives its final grading,
then the marker stakes will be removed and
stake chasers with flags will be put in which
will be graded to for accuracy. When all
the base work is in, then the surface will
be smoothed and hot mix asphalt will be
put down. The hot mix plant will be here
in a few weeks. All the materials for the
asphalt, which include granite, stone and
rock, are already here. The electrical pull
boxes are in for the lights and ready for the
electricians to do all the necessary wiring.
At each end of the runway is a danger

zone which is an additional length to ac-
commodate an aircraft should it overshoot
the runway. At the edge of the runway will
be grass swales as water run-offs. The top-
soil which was removed from the area will

be used for constructing verges which will
be grassed or seeded.
The existing runway, which will be used
as a taxiway, will be resurfaced one section
at a time once the new runway is in use.

Minister comments on airport runway

The Hon. Earl Deveaux, Minister of
Works, was on Abaco on April 12 accom-
panying the Rt. Hon. Hubert Ingraham
during an overnight visit. He gave an re-
view of the status of the construction un-
derway at the Marsh Harbour International
Airport. Sixty-five percent of the work on
the new 6100-foot runway is complete.

Work will begin on the taxiway to the ter-
minal so all the paving can be done at one
time. The target date for the completion of
the runway is September and the work is
on target. There were delays in January
but the construction company has made up
Please see Runway Page 17

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May 1 2008

Two students received grants in maritime studies

By By Jennifer Hudson
Two students received a big surprise on
April 18 just before school closed for the
weekend. Twelfth graders from St. Fran-
cis de Sales School and Abaco Central
High School were gathered in a classroom
at Abaco Central High School to listen to
a presentation on careers in the maritime
industry when the two winners of grants
to attend a leadership programme in New
York were announced. Tevon Strachan
from St. Francis de Sales and Ashley
Whylly of Abaco Central High were very
excited when their names were announced
as recipients of the grants. They were se-
lected as a result of their excellent school
records and interest in careers in the mari-
time field. Ashley is considering a career

in engineering while Tevon has his mind
set on becoming a Master Mariner. They
will attend a leadership programme at the
State University of New York during the
first week of July and will be chaperoned
by two members of the Royal Bahamas
Defence Force. Students were also nomi-
nated from S.C. Bootle High School and
Forest Heights Academy which are other
schools with Grade 12 students, said Mrs.
Lenora Black, Superintendent of Education
for Abaco, who helped select the two win-
In congratulating the winners, Mrs.
Black said that this serves to confirm the
reality that there are institutes willing to
assist students who show that they are se-
rious about their education. "Hard work

Two 12th grade students, Ashley Whylly and Tevon Strachan, were delighted that they
were chosen to attend a one-week summer leadership program in New York this summer
where they will learn about careers in the maritime industry. They will study at the State
University of New York. Si/n ., here is Dudley Martinborough, Director of the Bahamas
Maritime Authority; Mrs. Glender Knowles, coordinating the maritime program on Abaco;
Mrs. Lenora Black, Abaco's Eduction Superintendent; Ashley Whylly with her mother;
and Tevon Strachan with his parents.


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pays off, and I encourage you to make a
decision to follow the good example of
these two students," she encouraged those
It was fitting that on this occasion sev-
eral persons involved in the maritime
field addressed the students. Mr. Michael
O'Grady, Vice President of Holland Col-
lege on Prince Edward Island, Canada,
who is responsible for International Activi-
ties, gave a short presentation on the col-
lege which, he stated, has been involved
with The Bahamas for the past four years.
"The college has a Maritime Training Cen-
tre in addition to the other 65 courses of-
fered," he informed. "It is a very 'hands
on' programme and leads to a university
degree. There are several Caribbean stu-
dents at the college and a few from The
Mr. Steve McFarlane, Manager of the
Marine Training Centre at Holland Col-
lege, expanded on the information given
by Mr. O'Grady telling the students, "The
Maritime College trains people for careers
at sea and gives full range of certification
from deck hand to master mariner. Hol-
land College trained mariners are currently

crewing vessels of all kinds petroleum
and LNG tankers, passenger ferries, con-
tainer ships, tugboats, and offshore supply
vessels around the world. Thirty-six stu-
dents from The Bahamas have graduated
from the programme and are now working
in the maritime field."
Mrs. Glender Knowles, coordinator of
the programme on Abaco and involved in
getting more young students involved in
maritime careers, introduced Mr. Dudley
Martinborough, Director of the Bahamas
Maritime Authority. "We have brought
these speakers here to sensitize young men
and women to careers in the shipping in-
dustry since we live in a boating communi-
ty, and there are so many job opportunities
open in this field," she stated.
Mr. Martinborough is Chairman of the
Bahamas Maritime Cadet Corps which
trains students of grades 10 through 12 for
employment in the maritime industry. "You
have a great choice," he told the students.
"The shipping industry is a vast industry
and yet there are few Bahamians trained to
work in this field. He spoke of the Marine

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Cadet Corps which he is hoping to begin
on Abaco in January of next year. The pro-
gramme is not limited to boys; half of the
participants presently in the programme
are girls. On completion of the course, a
student is qualified to work on mail boats,
then encouraged to go further. There are
as many as 2,000 persons employed on
some ships, and we need committed young
people to get qualified.
There are only two Bahamian Master
Mariners in the whole world! A Chief En-
gineer on a vessel is the best in the world
as every facet of engineering is involved."
Mr. Martinborough stated that his main
objective is to sensitize students to the fact
that the shipping industry is out there, but
people do not connect with it. The shipping
industry is vast and there are jobs and op-
portunities all along the way.
Following the presentation students
asked several questions, one of which was
the subject of scholarships. Mr. Martin-
borough stated that two full scholarships
of $140,000 each are awarded every year
for students to study at a four-year marine
college. Academic requirements include
mathematics, physics and chemistry. Also
eight scholarships are offered to Holland

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in the next fiscal year. It will be located
on higher ground and will be built up so it
will not be so vulnerable to flooding. It is
estimated that the construction of the ter-
minal building will take 15 to 18 months
to complete after the contract is signed.
Abaco people will be consulted on the de-
sign before the tenders go out. The govern-
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1 People in the News

Maritime Achievements
and Opportunities
By Jennifer Hudson
Mrs. Glender Archer-Knowles has re-
cently become the first female from Abaco
to obtain the Class A Master's License
which gives her the designation of Cap-
tain. The Class A Masters is the highest
license issued by the New Providence Port
Authority and allows one to operate vessels
of up to 500 tons in all waters of The Ba-
hamas. Ms. Knowles is very proud to have
achieved this certification and described
the course, which covers a vast amount of
subjects ranging from nautical chart pro-
jections, use of navigational instruments
and electronic navigation to calculations of
course, distance, tides, currents and other
elements, as "intensive and not easy but
very exciting and worthwhile." She was
the only person in the course who went
into Nassau for the second section which
was the STCW (Standards of Training Cer-
tification and Watch Keeping) portion cov-
ering personal safety, first aid, personal
survival techniques and fire prevention and
fighting. She was, in fact, the only female
participating in this very intensive section
of the course.
Mrs. Knowles comes from a family with
sea-faring in its blood, and she attributes
the fact that her father, the late Garnet
Archer, was a mail boat captain to giving
her the inspiration to attain her Masters Li-
cense. A cousin of hers, Ms. Krystal Forte
(nee Archer-Malcolm) of Grand Bahama is
the first Bahamian trained pilot and now
pilots tug boats.
Diane Claridge of the Bahamas Marine
Mammal Survey at Sandy Point holds a
Class A Masters License. But Ms. Knowles
has been confirmed by Capt. Cyril Roker,
Instructor from the Port Authority, as the
first Abaconian to qualify as Ms. Claridge
is from Nassau.
Completion of this course has given Mrs.

insight into
the many op-
holding such
a license can
present, and
she is very
excited about
getting more Mrs. Glender Knowles
people, espe-
cially the youth, into careers in the mari-
time field. "The Bahamas is one of the big-
gest maritime countries; there is water all
around us and Abaco especially is known
as a boating community."
Mrs. Knowles is very enthusiastic about
the Bahamas Maritime Cadet Corps which
is a programme instituted under the Baha-
mas Maritime Authority, which falls under
the Ministry of Maritime Affairs that intro-
duces and prepares high school students of
Grades 10 through 12 for employment in
the maritime industry. The programme is
conducted in conjunction with the Minis-
try of National Security via the Royal Ba-
hamas Defence Force and the Ministry of
Education. The course, which is conducted
twice weekly after school hours, is held at
the C.R. Walker High School in Nassau
and so is currently only available to stu-
dents in Nassau. But it is the aim of Mrs.
Knowles to get a similar programme start-
ed on Abaco for students here. Participants
learn the basics of first aid, coastal naviga-
tion, discipline and vessel husbandry while
the older students go on to also learn basic
firefighting and gain practical exposure to
life at sea during school breaks.
"The Bahamas Registry has in excess of
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qualifying themselves for future employ-
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While in Nassau Mrs. Knowles met
Mr. Dudley Martinborough, Chairman of
the Bahamas Maritime Cadet Corps who
is working along with her and Capt. Cyril
Roker to bring the course to the students
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Another development about which Mrs.
Knowles is especially pleased is that for
the first time two scholarships have been
awarded students from Abaco to partici-
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Mrs. Knowles wishes to encourage all
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complete their license. A Class B license is
also offered which is less intense than the
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May I 2008 TheAbaconian SectionA Page 19

Club News

Beach party marked
end of season
By Rita Reis Wieczorek
The Royal Marsh Harbour Yacht Club
party was not an April Fools Day joke. It
was a party that signaled the end of the
winter season for many of the yachts at
the Abaco Beach Resort and Boat Har-
bour, at moorings and other marinas. The
event marks the beginning of the spring
and summer seasons.
About 130 members and their guests
enjoyed an outdoor beach party on the
sand under the blue azure sky in Marsh

Harbour. This event was planned by Mar-
go Caldy, Vice Commodore, Pat Dwyer
and Sue Graham. Members played beach
games, blew their homemade conch horns
as they vied for prizes that always are
bottles of Bahamian liquor. Most of all,
everyone had a good time with friends
in a camp-like atmosphere! As you can
tell from the enclosed photograph, mem-
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Every Royal Marsh Harbour Yacht
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all the picnic trimmings. Thirst quench-
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Steve O'Brien. The star at the bar is
always Nookie, Nookie Blasters! The
recipe can be found towards the end of
the RMHYC cookbook More Marshed
The cookbook describes how you
can make Nookie, Nookie Blasters by
the gallon or to serve 200 guests. I sug-
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to make one or two for your parties on
your boats and save the idea of drinks
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The funeral
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formerly of Pi
was held at St.
Church in Mars
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Smith; parents
adopted mother
Knowles; child
Rickanta Smith
der Jr.; grand
ters Alice Smit
Deveaux, Glad3
Roy Adams, Ro
Smith; aunts
Been, Sarah S
Enid Quant an
Oswald Smith
Swann, Ned K
and Philip McI
ricka, Naomi ai
Carmmata, Y
and Angela St
Brown, Betty N

for Roger Renwick Smith brothers-in-law Lloyd De
lent of Marsh Harbour and shon Edgecombe, Livingst
ne Ridge, Grand Bahama, Shawn, Donnie, Charles, D
John the Baptist Anglican pher, Michael, John and La
h Harbour on April 12. Of- Curtis Gould; nieces Clau
Zev. Fr. Earl A. Hepburn, Emily Deveaux, Shazarah
h Deacon Cornel Moss. In- Smith, Kara Archer, Brittne
ed in Marsh Harbour Public tenique Smith, Melissa Gre
cher, Shonnel and Donnae S
ved by his wife, Evelyn Edgecombe, Shakera Roker
Modesta and Mary Smith; quel Roker, Danae Moti
r/mother-in-law Patsy Mae Charlea, Lisa, Vanessa and
ren Cassidy, Roger Jr. and art, Malinda Williams, Rac
; adopted son, Howard Pin- Shantel Wright, Lia Warre
daughter Cassidy Smith; sis- Roshelle Muller-Foulkes,
th, Iris Henchell, Maryann Samara, Kalisa, Portia and
ys and Ruth Smith; brothers Sara Williams and Keny
idney, Christopher and Scott nephews Yaphet, Shade and
Lillian Kennedy, Dorothy Everette Archer, Riodan S
eymour, Ruthphine Smith, Emerson and Briano Hench
id Dorothy Newton; uncles Keven Deveaux, Zhivargo
Morris Quant, Richard and Omar Archer, Christoi
,ennedy, William Seymour Jessell Cash, Troy Knowles
Kenzie; sisters-in-law Fred- Mauricio Symonette, Kenzz
nrd Veronica Smith, Joanne, Nahshon Jr., and Nahthec
yvette, Lavette, Lashan Kemuel, Imani, Michael J
uart, Renee Mott, Patrice Raymor, Aaron, Mikeno,
filler and Colamae Griffith; and Derrick Jr. Stuart, De

Y}ai4Mi and }3AindA
eveaux, Nah- Shannon Roker, Dejan Bowleg, Elvis Jr., rdo Smith, Clarissa, Clarir
on McKenzie, Kenny, Marvin, Brian and Adrian Griffith, and Candin Moss, Mark Jr
)erek, Christo- Ricardo, Kenrick and Pedro Miller, Curtis Ashontae Moss, Matthew
von Stuart and Gould Jr., Donovan Gray, Michael Adder- Mariah Moss and Came
idia Knowles, ley Jr. and Clement McKenzie; god-chil- great-grandchildren Tre'vai
Cash, Chantal dren Latoya Williams, Lakeisha McIntosh, Trevor Brown Jr., Erin C
y Smith, Krys- Velma Strachan, Raj Sawyer, Breanna Colebrooke, Jaydin Lock
en, Keora Ar- Symonette, Kadeem Gibbs, Christopher Smith; sister Dolly Russe
;tuart, Nahthea Newton, Jermaine Williams and Shonnel kin Davis; sisters-in-law
r-Dotch, Shan- Stuart; grand-nieces and nephews; and Sylvia Rolle, Barbara Mo
t, Micholette, many other relatives and friends. Strachan; brothers-in-law (
I Shyniah Stu- The funeral for Seva Myrtle McBride Junior Moss, Jeff Morley
4uel Robinson, Davis-Moss, 73. formerly of Moore's Is- chan; daughters-in-law Bi
n, Joy Miller, land was held in Nassau on April 13. Inter- Julia, Antoniette and Bian
Ebony Gray, ment followed in the church cemetery. in-law Rev. Ernest McPhee
Patrice Gould, She is survived by her husband Clarence ling Cooper and Archaelus
ca Symonette; Moss; daughters Lillian McPhee, Ruthdell Allardyce and Felix Mum
1 Omar Smith, Davis, Ann Cooper and Linda Moss; sons family; nieces and nephew
3mith, Adrian, Glen Smith, Clarence Moss Jr., Mark and son Davis, Terran and Dw,
hell, Chaz and Matthew Moss; grandchildren Erica and net Deveaux, Katie, Raffe
Bootle, Robert Trevor Brown, Anton and Robert McPhee, Freddy, Sully, Al, Austin
pher Smith Jr, Devon and Tamicko Rolle, Mashanty Da- and Katie Russell, Sarah B
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itte Munnings, Mario, Yonique and Deandra Sanda, please see Obituaries
o Edgecombe, Glenesea Brittanaya, Gerard and Glena-

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Murphy Town was held on April 19th at
Zion Baptist Cathedral in Murphy Town.
Officiating was Rev. Christopher Dean
assisted by other ministers. Interment fol-
lowed in the Murphy Town Public Cem-
He is survived by his father Benjamin
Davis; sisters Sandra McKenzie, Helen
Forbes, Joy and Cecile Davis; brothers
Joseph, Hilton and Sylvan Davis; aunts
Verleta Davis, Willimae Dawkins, Lor-
raine Farrington, Arementa McKenzie,
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Sylvan Jr., Rudy and Dennis; brothers-
in-law Sterlin McKenzie and Sherman
Forbes; sister-in-law Addie Davis; and
many other relatives and friends.

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Lucine Russell, 73, of Fox Town was
held on April 19 at End Time Harvest
Church in Crown Haven. Bishop Tyrone
Mills officiated and interment followed in
the Public Cemetery in Fox Town.
He is survived by his wife Patrice
Russell; sons Dave, Willie, Randy and
Kevin Russell; daughters Lovely Reck-
ley, Nadine Rolle, Jackie Williams, Mar-
tha Heirrix, Gretal Moss, Rosemary,
Pleasant and Diana Russell; step-chil-
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Rolle; adopted son Jaylin Bain; sisters
Florence McIntosh, Vyrona Archer and
Gina Lightbourne; brothers Jonathan and
Joseph Russell; grandchildren Cornelia
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Co-op members met new Agriculture Officer

By Mirella Santillo
The Abaco Agricultural Co-op held a
regular meeting at Abaco Central High
School on April 10th. Less than 20 people
attended the meeting during which the new
Department of Agriculture officer, Mr.
Anthony Gibson. was introduced. The de-
parture of the present officer, Mr. David
Knowles, was announced. Mr. Augustine
Williams, Director of the Co-op, invited
both men to address the audience.
"I am here to carry the mandate of the
Department on Abaco and to help the farm-
ers and the coop," said Mr. Gibson. Mr.
Knowles explained that the new officer
had many years of experience, particularly
in live stock. "He has been in the system
much longer than I and I have been there
19 years."
Mr. Knowles informed the farmers that
15,000 coconut plants had arrived from
Jamaica and were in Nassau ready to be
distributed among the islands. Abaco was
given the first chance at purchasing a
number of these trees at the price of ap-
proximately $3 per plant. They are being
sold at cost, assured Mr. Knowles. He did
not know exactly what the transportation
and other miscellaneous expenses would
amount to. Those present could let him

know how many trees they would like. Mr.
Gibson mentioned that the quota allocated
to Abaco would be divided equally.
Mr. Williams reminded the farmers to
register with the Department of Agricul-
ture. This registration entitles the farmers
to $600 credit to purchase needed supplies,
to import them duty free and to sell to the
produce market. They were reminded to
obtain their license (at the cost of $100 a
year). The person must be registered and
licensed to profit from the benefits offered
by the Department of Agriculture such as
technical assistance, reduced cost of labor
permits ($350), the possibility to bring in
equipment duty free or at reduced duty in
the case of developed islands.
The Department also offers business in-
centives under the "guaranteed funds pro-
gram." Under that program, a farmer can
apply at any bank for a loan up to $50,000
that will be guaranteed by the Department
of Agriculture so long as the person has a
good detailed proposal. However, the pro-
posal will be scrutinized very closely and
must demonstrate good business sense and
show that it will make sufficient money to
repay the loan.
It was announced that Mr. Archer was
in the process of liquidating the sheep

farm and was offering approximately 100
sheep for sale at $200 a piece. There was
a concern among the group that these
sheep might be inbred and therefore be
subject to problems. They found the price
a little high. Mr. Gibson mentioned that
the Department of Agriculture wanted to
buy them, but that it would be preferable
to keep them on Abaco. Mr. Gibson sug-
gested that Mr. Archer should de-worm
the sheep before selling them, to keep only
the ewes and buy a couple of rams from
other islands that could be shared among
several farmers to take care of the inbreed-
ing issue.
Mr. Williams reminded people that the
co-op's tractor could be rented for $75 per
hour for land clearing and that the gov-
ernment would match the expense of the
farmer spent on land clearing. A member
of the co-op brought up the subject of trac-
tors that were not in working order being
abandoned in "the bush" and offered to re-
pair them if the co-op would buy the parts.
But it was proposed instead to sell one of
them and buy a new tractor. Mr. Knowles
suggested to put all the tractors together in
a safe location in the mean time to avoid
The meeting ended with people asking

for statistics as to what was imported in
order to decide what crop to grow.
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Youth Forum From Page 7
have any problems with students of ei-
ther nationality during sporting events.
The youth agreed that sports and com-
mon activities breach the barriers, but
often they were reminded of the ethnic
difference at home by parents of both
The pastors present said they were
working on integrating both cultures. They
agreed, "We have to break the barriers and
show love." Someone stated that not just
Bahamians should change their attitudes
but Haitians as well. A young person sug-
gested that more participation in mutual
events was needed and common projects
that would involved families of both na-

Abaco was the third island visited by the
task force and all the major islands will be
consulted before a policy is put together.
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years before all the data is gathered and
compiled in the making of the National
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Letters From Page 9
told that he has preached the sermon of the
prodigal son, but how obvious it is that he
lives it in reverse.
It's terrible that my nephew had to lose
his mother at such a young age and has
had to live such an unfortunate life; but
the hardest thing of all was more than four
months ago when he was thrown out onto
the streets by his father and stepmother.
He stayed with me for a while and then
he went to Texas to stay with my sister
and her family. He was in Texas for three
months and not once during that time did
his father or stepmother ask how or where
he was.
My nephew has been back in town for
more than a month now and is currently
staying with my brother and me. I'm sure
they must be gloating over this; they told
certain individuals, "Let Barbara take him
in, she's his next of kin!" What kind of
heartless people can say such a thing when
he has a living father? This statement of
theirs will cause them many heartaches;
I'm more determined than ever to fight for
justice for my nephew.
Having this handicap makes it difficult
for my nephew to communicate with oth-
ers, and it's almost impossible for my neph-
ew to support himself with today's cost of
living. If my brother and I don't fight this
battle for him, then he has no one. We will
not allow our nephew to live on the streets
and never have anywhere to call home. As
he gets older, where will he go? What will
he do? What if he becomes sick? And his
father doesn't even care!
What a shame that leaders of Christ can-
not even tell the truth, that they have to
exaggerate to such an extent in order to
make themselves look good that they have
to make my nephew look like a monster!
A promise: I along with my brother

and the person who gave this land to my
nephew, some family and friends will see
that justice is served. I have documents to
prove that the land was given to my neph-
ew. I will make sure that my nephew gets
his land and everything else that is due to
him. God made the other promise, "You
will reap what you sow."
Barbara M. Simmons
Business closing
was upsetting
Dear Editor,
I was greatly disappointed to learn of
the closing of one of my competitors. Most
people would wonder why or how some-
one in my position would be disappointed
by something like this. The fact is I know
how hard it is to operate a manufacturing
company in the Bahamas.
We have very little help from the gov-
ernment through duty breaks and protection
from foreign products. By protection from
foreign products I mean heavy duties as-
sessed to them. These very large US-based
companies have huge buying power and
manufacturing capabilities. These factors
alone allow them to be able to be able to
produce a product which is often sub-stan-
dard to ours for much less than we can.
There are also many wholesalers and
retailers who embrace these product to
make a higher profit per item. In fact,
they are able to RETAIL these cases of
water for almost what we have to sell it
to them to turn a small profit. I'm pretty
sure none of them has thought about the
big picture here. The oh so very clear pic-
ture being the families that our companies
support through employment are the ones
supporting these stores. I'm positive no
one from Nestle or Zephyr Hills has ever
spent a cent here. This phenomenon is very
similar to the "WalMart" effect. When our
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Emergency Services
Police Marsh Harbour 367-2560
The following services are provided by volunteers
Fire Marsh Harbour 367-2000
Fire Dundas Town 367-2935 or 4935
Fire -Hope Town VHF Ch 16
Fire Green Turtle Cay 365-4133
Fire Man-0-War 365-6911
BASRA Bah Air Sea Rescue Assoc all areas Marine VHF 16
Hope Town 366-0500 Marsh Harbour 367-3752
GuanaCay 365-5178 Treasure Cay 365-8749

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

Taxi Cab Fares for one or two passengers
Plus extra for each passengers above two
Between Marsh Harbour Airport and
Ferry Dock or Murphy Town toAmmons Dr $12 + $3
Bristol Cellers thru A Beach Hotel or Gov't dock thru
Dundas Town $10 +$3
Dove Plaza, Stop Light or Sawyer's Market $10 + $2
Gov't Clinic thru Western Auto $6 + $2
Gov freight dock through Dundas Town $10 + $3
Murphy Town to Shell Sta $14 +$4
Pelican Shores to Frankie Russel house $14 + $4
Eastern Shores to Peas & Rice house $14 + $4
Beyond Russell house or Peas & Rice house $16 + $5
Great Cistern $20 +$5
Spring City $15+$5
Snake Cay $35+$10
Treasure Cay $60 + $10
Casuarina Point $60 + $10
Treasure Cay Airport or Bah Palm Shores $70 + $10
Little Harbour or Cherokee $80 + $10
Crossing Rocks $100 + $10
Sandy Point $135+ $10
Between Marsh Harbour Ferry and:
Ab Beach Hotel thru Wally's & Eastern Shore $ 2 each
Jib Room $ 3 each
Solomon's Super Center $5 + $3
Stop Light, Dove Plaza, Gov't dock $ 6 + $3
Government F-eighl D:oc $7 + $3
GovClinic, W Auto or Nat Insurance $9 + $3
Mother Merle restaurant $10 + $3
Waiting time $20 per hour, $10 per half hour
Children under three free Caged pets as people
Luggage $1.00 each over four, Surf boards $4.00 ea.
Between Treasure Cay Airport and: Effective 13 Nov 05
Treasure Cay Resort $20 + $5
Madeira Park $14+$4
Green Turtle Cay ferry dock $8 +$4
Moxy $18+$5
Bahamas Star farm $24 + $5
Sand Banks $24 + $5
Joe's Creek, Leisure Lee $44+ $10
Black Wood $18 +$5
Fire Road & Cooper's Town $37 + $5
Cedar Harbour $55 +$5
Wood Cay $60 +$5
Mount Hope $65+$5
Fox Town $70 +$5
Crown Haven $75 + $5
Marsh HarbourAirport $75 + $10
T Cay Hotel to Marsh Harbour $65+ $10
T C Hotel to G Turtle Ferry (Blue Hole $24) $18 + $5
T C Hotel to Bonefish Marles $22 + $5
T C Hotel to Joe's Creek $35 + $5
T C Hotel to Moxey $16+$5
T C Hotel to Banyan Bch Club XX $6 + $3
Green Turtle Ferry to Marsh H Airport $75 +$10

Airlines Serving Abaco
AbacoAir Nassau, N Eleuthera, Moores Is 367-2266
American Eagle Miami 367-2231
Bahamasair Nassau, W Palm B, Ft Laud 367-2095
Chaulks- Ft Lauderdale 954-359-0329
Continental Connection Miami
Ft Laud and W Palm Beach 367-3415
Island Express Ft Lauderdale 367-0169
Southern Air Nassau 367-2498
Twin Air Calypso- Fort Lauderdale 367-0140
Vintage Props & Jets New Smyrna B 367-4852
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

Items of interest Man-0-War boat yards Blackwood
blue hole & sisal mill Cedar Harbour plantation ruins need
guide Hole in Wall lighthouse last mire very rough road *
Abaco wild horses by appointment 367-4805 Bird watching ask
tourism 367-3067

P,: Compliments of The Abaconian

Area code 242 unless noted otherwise

Ferry Schedules Departure times shown Daily service unless noted
Marsh Harbour to Hope Town or Man-0-War 20 minutes from Crossing Beach
Marsh Harbour to Guana Cay 40 minutes
Abaco Ferry Service VHF Ch 16 to or from White Sound
Marsh Harbour > Hope Town 7:00am* 8:50 10:20 12: pm 1:55 3:55* 5:40
Return 7:55 am 9:30 II 12:30pm* 2:55 5 6:15
Marsh Harbour > White Sound 7am 12pm 3:15 Return 7:40 1:10 4:25
Fare Anytime round trip $25
Albury's Ferry Service Ph 367-3147 or 367-0290 VHF Ch. 16
Marsh Harbour > Hope Town 7:15 am 9 10:30 12:15 pm 2 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 2:30* 4 5:45*
Return 8 am 11:30 1:30 pm 3:15* 4:30
Marsh H. > Guana Cay (& Scotland Cay with advance notice) from Conch Inn Not on Sundays
(6:45am Union Jack Dock) 10:30 1:30 pm 3:30 5:45* or holidays
Return 8 am 11:30 2:30 pm 4:45 6:30*
Same day fare Adult prepaid oneway $16 / Round Trip $22, * Kids 6-11 half, Under 6 free
breen lurtle -erry Phone 365-4166, 4128, 4151 VHF Ch 16 Ten minute ride
Green T Cay to Treasure Cay Airport 8 am 9 II 12:15 1:30 3 4:30
T Cay Airport to Green T Cay 8:30 am 10:30 11:30 1:30 2:30 3:30 4:30 5
New Plymouth one way adult $10 (Children $7) Round trip $15 Extra to some G T Cay docks
Abaco Adventures Ph 365-8749 VHF Ch 16
Treasure Cay to Guana Cay Sunday Lv 12 & returns 4:45 p.m. $25 RT
T Cay to Man-O-War/ Hope Town Wed 9:30 am, return 4:30 pm $35 RT
T Cay to Guana Cay Sunset Cruise Fr $25, call for time
Pinder's Ferry Service Between Abaco & Grand Bahama -
Crown Haven, Abaco to McLean's Town, Grand Bah. -Daily 7:00 am & 2:30 pm
McLean's Town to Crown Haven return Daily 8:30 am & 4:30 pm
Fare $45 OW / $90 RT Children half fare Call Abaco 365-2356 for information
Bus between Freeport and McLean's Town Rental automobiles at both terminals.
Bahamas Ferries Sandy Point to Nassau under 4 Hr. Call Sandy Point 366-4119
or Marsh Harbour 367-5250 for sailing dates Adults $95 RT, $55 OW Cars & trucks
The Great Abaco Express Marsh Harbour charter bus to N Abaco Call 367-2165, G roup tours

Bonefish Guides Crossing Rocks
Sandy Point Tony Russell .......366-3259
Patrick Roberts .. 366-4286 Cherokee
Nicholas Roberts Theodore Sawyer ... 366-2111
Derrick Gaitor Will Sawyer............. 366-2177
Ferdinand Burrows 366-4133 Marty Sawyer.......... 366-2115
Vernal Burrows Noel Lowe ...............366-2107
Kendall White Randy Sawyer .........366-2284
Anthony Bain ...... 366-4107 Casaurina Point
Floyd Burrows .... 366-4175 Junior Albury ...........366-3058
Links Adderly ...... 366-4335 Hope Town
Valentino Lightbourne Maitland Lowe ........366-0234
Ricky Burrows .... 366-4233 North Abaco
Marsh Harbour O'Donald Mclntosh..477-5037
Jody Albury .........375-8068 Pope McKenzie .......477-5894
Terrance Davis....367-4464 Orthnell Russell ......365-0125
Buddy Pinder.......366-2163 Alexander Rolle .......365-0120
Justin Sands ......367-3526 Edward Rolle ..........365-0024
Danny Sawyer..... 367-3577 Green Turtle Cay
Jay Sawyer ........367-3941 Ronnie Sawyer .......365-4070
Man-O-War Jeff Survance ..........365-4040
David Albury .......365-6059 Ricky Sawyer ..........365-4261

To Abaco by land and sea from Florida Take Discovery Cruise
Line (954-971-7347) from Ft. Lauderdale or CloudX ferry (866-473-3779) from
West Palm Beach to Freeport Bus to McLeans Town Ferry to Crown Haven *
Bus to Green Turtle Ferry or Marsh Harbour *Taxi to Marsh Harbour ferry dock
* Ferry to Hope Town, Man-0-War or Guana Cay Its an adventure

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Abaco Marinas Slips Fuel Phone
Walker's Cay
W walker's Cay -................................. Closed
Green Turtle Cay
Bluff House ........ 45....... FC...... 365-4200
Green Turtle Club ......32....... F......365-4271
Black Sound Marina...15 ...............365-4531
Other Shore Club.......12....... F......365-4195
Abaco Yacht Service..10....... F...... 365-4033
Treasure Cay
Treasure Cay 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
Marsh Harbour Marina52 F 367 2700
Hope Town
Hope Town Marina.....16..............366-0003
Hope Town Hideaways.................366-0224
Lighthouse Marina .......6 ....... F......366-0154
Sea Spray..................50....... F......366-0065
Spanish Cay
Spanish Cay Marina...75....... F......365-0083
Guana Cay
Orchid Bay .................32....... F......365-5175
Boats can clear Customs at Green Turtle Cay,
Treasure Cay or Marsh Harbour

Tours & Excursions
Abaco Island Tours Marsh Harbour 367-2936
Above & Below Marsh Harbour 367-0350
Dive Abaco 1978, Marsh Harbour 367-2787
Brendals Dive Green Turtle Cay 365-4411
Excursion boat Froggies Hope T 366-0024
Excursion boat Froggies Hope T 366-0431

Points of Interest
Albert Lowe Museum Green Turtle Cay
Capt Roland Roberts House, reef exhibits.......Green Turtle Cay
Memorial Sculpture Garden...................... Green Turtle Cay
Wyannie Malone Historical Museum.....................Hope Town
Elbow Cay Light Station Hope Town
Walk to & swim on Mermaid Reef off M Harb. .. Pelican Shore
Drive to & swim in Blue Hole .............Treasure Cay farm road
Art studio & working foundry- ....................... Little Harbour
Working boatyards Man-0-War cay
Pocket beaches Crossing Beach in Marsh Harbour
* Witches Point 3 miles S. of Marsh Harbour
* Little Harbour 20 miles S. of Marsh Harbour
* Cherokee 23 miles S of Marsh Harbour
Miles of beach are generally on ocean exposures
* Treasure Cay Green Turtle Cay
* Guana Cay Man-0-War Cay Elbow Cay Casuarina Point
* Bahama Palm Shore Sandy Point & more

Bikes & Scooters Boats Cars & Carts
Rentals Marsh Harbour
A& P Car Rentals .......................... 367-2655
B & B Boat Rentals......................... 367-7368
Bargain Car Rentals........................ 367-0500
Blue Wave Boat Rentals .................367-3910
Concept Boat Rentals....... .......... 367-5570
Power Cat Boat Rentals ...................................
Quality Star Car Rentals (Texaco) ..... 367-2979
Rainbow Boat Rentals .................. 367-4602
Rental Wheels Scooters, Bikes, Cars 367-4643
Rich's Boat Rentals ........................ 367-2742
Sea Horse Boat Rentals .................367-2513
Sea Star Car Rentals ...................... 367-4887
Green Turtle Cay
Bay Street Rentals + ........477-5300 365-4070
Brendals Dive Bikes & Kayak rental ...365-4411
C & D Cart Rental ........................... 365-4084
D & P Cart Rental ............................ 365-4655
Donnie's Boat Rentals....................... 365-4119
New Plymouth Cart Rentals.. 365-4188 or 4149
Reef Boat Rentals ..................... 365-4145
Sea Side Carts & Bikes ............... 365-4147
T & A Cart Rentals.............. ............. 375-8055
Guana Cay
Donna Sands Cart Rentals .............365-5195
Dive Guana Boats & Bikes...............365-5178
Conch Pearl Boat Rentals................365-6502
Island Treasures Cart Rentals ...........365-6072
Ria-Mar Golf Cart Rentals................365-6024
Waterways Boat Rental ..357-6540 & 365-6143
Hope Town
Cat's Paw Boat Rentals.................. 366-0380
Hope Town Cart Rentals .................366-0064
Island Cart Rentals ......................... 366-0448
Island Marine Boat Rentals .............366-0282
J R's Cart Rental................................ 366-0361
Sea Horse Boat Rentals............. 366-0023
T & N Cart Rentals........................... 366-0069
Treasure Cay
Alison Car Rent .......................... 365-8193
Cash's Carts... ......................... 365-8771
Claridge's Cart Rentals ................... 365-8248
Cornish Car Rentals......................... 365-8623
JIC Boat Rentals ............................. 365-8465
Triple J Car Rentals ......................... 365-8761
Abaco Adventures Kayaks ..............365-8749

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

Hope Town
Abaco Inn ...................$$$ .............366-0133
Cap'n Jacks .......................$ .............366-0247
Harbour's Edge............... $$ ........... 366-0087
H T Harbour Lodge .......$$$ .............366-0095
Munchies ............ $ .....+ ....366-0423
Sea Spray ............... $$ ..... ::..... 366-0065
Lubber's Quarter
Cracker P's....................................... 366-3139
Hibiscus ..................... ..............365-6380
Island Treats Snack Bar................... 365-6501
Guana Cay
Blue Water Grill..............$$$ .............365-5230
Grabbers......................$$$ .............365-5133
Guana Seaside .............$$$ .............365-5106
Nippers ........................ $$$ ............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
Plymouth Rock Cafe....... 3,5-234
Rooster's Rest ... .. L H Late Open rights nly I
Wrecking Tree Restaurant
Harbour Cafe (ferry dock)..$.....+.....365-8635
Sandy Point
Nancy's ... ...................
Pete & Gays .................$$$ ........... 366-4119
Rickmon Bonefish Lodge................. 366-4477

Please bring errors & revisions to our attention Rev 15 Mar 08

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Restaurants Services Transportation

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Page 28 Section A The Abaconian May 1 2008


Elbow Cay een Trtle Cay ... Man-O-War Cay
Hope Town 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath wCondominIuim -
- 4 Bedrooms, 2 1/2 Bath 1,455 sq ft L.uxry Villa Unit # 2 & Unit #4

- 2,200 s.f. Residence
- 1,000 s.f Porches & Decl
-Boat House & Private
Dock on Hope Harbour
- Fabulous Harbour Views
- Great Rental History
#HTH1104 $1,150,000.

Great Guana Cay
-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.

Great Guana Cay
-12.5 Acre Estate
- 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bath
-1,760 s.f. Residence
- Covered & Open Decks
- 593' of Ocean Beach
- 664' on Sea oifAbaco
Fabulous Ocean Views
- Private Boat Basin
#GGH1096 $8,995,000.

-Land -7,554 sq.ft
Deeded Dock Boat Lift
Golf Cast Garage
Complete Renovation 2007
Tastefully Decorated
Auxiliary Generator
-hNo Expense Spared
" "FasiBite-" GTH1 0980 $995,00'0. "Schooner'sLaeidng" -fmmOcam

2 Bedroom, and Bunkroom
2 Baths.
1I100 sq.ft. Porch Balcony
CentralAl C.
Fully Furnished Equipped.
Fresh Water Pool
On-Island Managenment
Great Rental Property.
#MWH1070,72 $455,000.

Great uuana Cay -
Dolphin Beach Estates
-3Bedrooms, 2 Baths.
1,150 s.f Residence
-760 s.f Covered Porch
-1 Bedroom, 1 Bath
490 s.f Apartment
Great Views
Near Settlement
#GGH1015- $640,000.

Great Guana Cay-
5 Bedrooms, 3 Baths.
-2,212 s.f Residence
848 s.f Covered Decks.
Land 9,700 s.f.
2 Central AiC Units
Storage, Generator Shed
12 KWAux. Generator
Income Producing
Ocean View
#GGH1105 $491,000.

Great Guana Cay -
Guana Seaside Village

2 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths,
960 s.f. Residence
Covered Porch.
Land 5,000 s.f

#GGH1011 $375,000.
A Great Guana Cay-
3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths.
1,224 s.f Residence
-480 s.f Covered Deck.
-Land 19,724 s.f.
0 4528 Acre
Workshop Shed
Waterview Crows Nest
13,000 Gal. Cistern

#GHH1106 $289,500.

Little Harbour -
South Abaco
1 Bedroom, 1 1/2 Bath
864 s.f. of residence
-Wrap aroundporch.
1 Acrc Hilltop land
80' Evevation
Fabulous Harbour and
Ocean Views.

LHH1095 $750,00.

Green Turtle Cay
5Bechooins, 4Baths
4,977 s.f Residence
3.5 Ares- Sea-to-Sea
130' Ocean Beaclhfmnt
200' on Coco Bay
Private DockonCoco Bay
15KWAux Gen.
600 GPD -Watermnnaker
#GTH1097- Four Possible Sale
Optios From: $848,110 for
1 acre wdock lie. on Coco Bay
to $3490,000 for entire Estate

Man-O-War Cay
Eastern Harbour
2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths
1,030 s.f Residence -
1,290 s.f. Covered Deck
0.877 Acres
82' Ocean Frontage
Semi-Private Dock.,
Superb Ocean Views

#MWH1076 $1,561,000

Man-O-War -
Dickies C ay
3 Bedrooms, 3 1/2 Baths.
2,460 s.f Residence.
1,400 s.f Porches-Decks
1 Bed, 1 bath Snore Box
-7,500 s.f Land
-Private 93' Dock.
-40 KWAux. Generator
- Superb Harbour Views
#MWHI1107 $1,200,000.

Man-O-War Cay-

-4 Bedrooms, 4 Bath.
- 1,255 s.f Residence
-768 s.f Covered Decks
812 s.f Open Decks
- Rooftop Skydeck
- Land 17,792 s.f.
- Fabulous Views
- Furnished.
Man-O-War Cay -
-4 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths.
- 1,240 s.f Residence.
- 0.3213 Acre 14,000 s.f.
-Hillside for great Ocean
-Beautifully Landscaped
- Fully Furnished &
#MWHi1020i 1 t0 5I.
Man-O-War Cay-
- 3 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths.
-1,200 s.f Residence.
-192 s.ft. Studio Snore Box
-0.23 Acre 10,056 s.f
- 17 KWAux.Generator
-Beautifully Landscaped
-Partially Furnished

Scotland Cay
- 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths
-1,300 s.f Residence
- 300' of Ocean Beach
- 1 Bedroom, IBath
Guest House
"Playhouse" with Bar
Covered & Open Decks
Fabulous Ocean Views

#SCH1094- $2,140,000

Scotland Cay
4 Bedroom, 2 Bath
1600 s.f of residence
-785 s.f. wrap aroundporch
-23,938 s.f -.549 Acre land
180 degree views
250' to the Atlantic Beach
240 s.f garage
28,000 gallon cistern
Fully furnished
Runway & Dock access
#SCH1093 ,sm o0.

Tiloo Cay
-2 Bedroom, 1.5 Bath
- 800 s.f residence
- 3.75 Acre, seat sea
-109' of frontage on Sea
ofAbaco 106' onAtlantic
- Boat basin with lift
-170' ofdock
- Swimmig Pool
-Approved plans for 3/2
New England Style cottage
#TLH1086 $1,595,000.
Treasure Cay
- 32 Luxury Condominiums
-16 3 Bedroom, 3 Bath. -
-16 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath
- 1,035 sf to nearly 1,500 sf
- Waterfront on Treasure
Cay Lagoon
- Each unit with private
dockage up to 70
Prices start at:
#TCH9000 -Low $500's
Wood Cay

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


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MAY 1st. 2008

103 graduate from craft classes

Instruction was in straw, shell and coconut crafts

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The Abaco Chamber of Commerce
will be hosting
The Rt. Hon. Hubert Ingraham
Prime Minister of the Bahamas
at a Public Meeting
May 2 1 p.m.
Phone 367-6279 for venue and reservation

Primary schools competed

in track and field sports

By Samantha V. Evans
After three different training sessions in
shell, straw and coconut crafts 104 gradu-
ates from Moore's Island and mainland
Abaco received their certificates of comple-
tion. Two graduations took place on April
10th, one on Moore's Island in the morn-
ing and the other grand event at the Church
of God in Dundas Town that night.
Bringing remarks was Mr. Benjamin
Rahming, General Manager of Bahamas
Agriculture and Industrial Corporation. He
stated that BAIC was formed to develop
commerce and industry in The Bahamas
and to implement programs to help Baha-
mians become business owners. Abaco is
one of tourists' meccas in The Bahamas.
Therefore, the need is here for persons to
begin to make native goods that tourists can
say were made in The Bahamas. BAIC will
continue to support business owners as best
as they can under their business services.
Mr. Edison Key, Chairman of BAIC,
told the graduates that $150 million of for-
eign products are imported into the Baha-
mas annually so it is the mission of this
corporation to put an end to this. He told
the ladies that he has committed himself to
ensuring that they become empowered in
Please see BAI C Page 2

Rollins College Seeking to

Help Our Community
By Jennifer Hudson Abaco. On April 16 Ms. Micki Meyer, Di-
Three faculty members from Rollins rector in the Office of Community Engage-
College, a small liberal arts college located ment; Mr. Doug Little, Director of First
in Winter Park, Florida, paid a short visit Year Programmes; and Dr. Michael Gunt-
to Abaco to see if they could discover ways er, Professor of International Politics, met
in which students at the college could be-
come involved with community service on Please see Rollins Page 4

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Page 2 Section B The Abaconian

Bahamian handcrafts are popular with visitors

BAIC From Page 1
the areas of crafts, plaiting and the like so
that Bahamians in the straw markets and
those who sell crafts can stop importing
goods from Taiwan and China, but rather
make products from the natural resources
found on the various islands of The Baha-
mas including straw, coconut, sand and
shells. He told the graduates that he is very
proud of them and stated that Bahamians
have proven themselves to be very capable
of making fine products that are fit to be
worn by royalty. He thanked the teachers,

Fashionable ladies' bags were on exlnbir a
graduation ceremony. BAIC Executive Chair
South Abaco, is discussing the straw work wit
took the classes.

Mrs. April Fox-Martin, Mrs. Eloise Smith
and Mrs. Eldena Miller, for their hard
work and commitment and for agreeing to
share their expertise with others.
Mr. Key attended the graduation on
Moore's Island that morning and stated that
he was so pleased and surprised by all of
the wonderful straw and shell products the
19 graduates produced in such a short peri-
od of time that he left there even more en-
thusiastic and committed to the purpose of
BAIC. He announced to the craft enthusi-
asts that he has already identified four acres
of land in Marsh Harbour where a town
center will be
developed so
that all types
of Bahamian
goods can be
sold includ-
ing crafts
m Eand food. He
thanked Ms.

Bowe, whom
he called the
brainchild of
this program,
for her vision
in teaching
interested Ba-
hamians these
skills. Mr.
Key stated
that BAIC is
serious about
taking back
the souvenirs
t the Dundas Town craft industry with
man Edison Key, MP for their help, but
h some of the women who he particularly
wants the Aba-

co brand to stand out from the rest.
Finally, Mr. Key confidently explained
that this industry is open to men as well
as women but there were no men present
among the graduates. He told the women
to carry on and to not be slighted in the
least by the absence of men. He hopes that
at some point men will take advantage of
these same opportunities as have the wom-
en. But whether they do or not, Mr. Key
stated that the industry will soar!
The 85 graduates received certificates
for completing training during the follow-
ing periods: September 3rd-10th, 2006,
with Mrs. Eloise Smith; November 7th-
16th, 2006, with Mrs. April Martin-Fox;
October Ist-10th, 2007, with Mrs. Eldena

Miller; and February 13th-22nd, 2008,
with Mrs. April Martin-Fox. Training
classes took place in the following dis-
tricts: straw crafts in Fox Town and Coo-
per's Town, shell crafts in Dundas Town,
Murphy Town and Green Turtle Cay.
Mrs. Lovely Reckley spoke on behalf of
the group stating that all of the resources
they need God has blessed them with. She
told the fellow graduates to dare to dream
because if they do, they will be surprised
what they can accomplish. She told them to
just look at all of the beautiful items they
were able to produce and they will see that

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May 1 2008 The Abaconian

Section B Page 3

S(nique Properties -Local Knowledge
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8 MILE BEACH #4327 GUANA CAY #3001
perched 30 ft above sea level, breathtaking 2 bedrooms I bath on stunning sandy beach
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Newly constructed 2 bed I bath home. Steps to
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LOT 87ABAco OCEAN CLUB Interior lot
with high elevation. Less than 200ft. from the
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and immaculate, 4 Bed 4 Bath gorgeous verandahs
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CASA SERENA CANAL FRONT 2 bed 2 bath home
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with unobstructed views of the Sea ofAbaco.
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HIGH ROCKS SEAVIEW Mediterranean-style
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of sandy beach, modem 2 storey, 4 bed 4.5 bath
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bath, cathedral ceilings, wrap-around screened-
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CROSSWINDS SEAVIEWS 4 bed 3 bath 2,800
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elopment. 4 acres, four 2 bed 2 bath cottages,
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Page 4 Section B The Abaconian

Rollins College will do

volunteer work with Friends

Rollins From Page 1
with the Executive Board of the Friends of
the Environment to discuss ways in which
they may be able to assist. The idea was
given to them by Ted Boylan who is on the
President's Leadership Board at Rollins
College and whose son and daughter both
attend the college. Mr. Boylan is a member
of the Abaco Club on Winding Bay.
Professor Gunter explained that the stu-
dents would come at no cost to Friends
of the Environment; they would cover all
of their own expenses and provide free
labour. They are looking towards volun-
teerism; this could also be advantageous to
them in advancing some of their courses.
The time frame being looked at for this
year's enrollment would be between late
August early December and the group
would include 15-16 students with about
four leaders.
The possibility of interns volunteering
during the summer months was also dis-
cussed. The college executives said that the
students are constantly looking for hands-
on internships, and it would be good for
the environmental interns to see the day to

day functioning of an NGO (non govern-
ment organization). Ms. D'Shan Maycock,
Education Officer with Friends of the En-
vironment, feels that interns could be of
great benefit during the six weeks of sum-
mer camps. Another suggestion was that
they may even produce a documentary of
the work on parrots.
Ms. Olivia Patterson, Programme Co-
ordinator for Friends of the Environment,
gave a Power Point presentation showing
an overview of the work of Friends so that
the persons from Rollins College could see
the type of work they do and where best
their students could fit in. "The main focus
of the work of Friends is with marine parks,
terrestrial parks, the Abaco National Park,
recycling and environmental education,"
she stated and further expanded on each
section suggesting opportunities where the
students may be able to assist.
Both the faculty and students of Rollins
College and executives of Friends are ex-
cited about the partnership. Following the
presentation and discussion, they left for
a meeting with Rev. Symonette at Camp
Abaco to discuss the possibility of accom-
modation for the volunteers.

Conservation Tips
* Turn lights off when not in the room
* Switch from traditional incandescent light bulbs to compact
fluorescent bulbs
* Replace your shower head with a low-flow version
* Fix toilet and faucet leaks

BAIC From Page 2
this industry is endless. She encouraged
them to go out and start their own busi-
nesses and let what they have learned work
for them. At the end of the graduation ser-

1,, 1 .I J

vice, the graduates led the guests to view
their display and have dinner with them.
The youngest graduate of the shell crafts
program was Roann Burrows, a grade five
student of St. Francis de Sales.

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on island. Beautifully landscaped and ready
for building.
Marsh Harbour 1458 4/4 Executive home.
Large landscaped lot, private beach, too many
wonderful features to list. Call today.
The Abaco Club 1363 Two adjacent beach lots
with unobstructed views of Winding Bay.
Yellowwood Hillside ocean view lot. Electricity
and water now available.
Guana beachfront home 1256 3/2 on high dune,
endless views. Great rental history.
Marsh Harbour home 1364 2/2 on lovely land-
scaped lot. Centrally located. $206,000
Sea Glass 1337 3/2 home on Guana Cay with
beach access just steps away. $439,000
Watching Bay 1392 Fabulous hill top lot with
great views. Short walk to beach.
Turtle House on Guana harbour 2/I with
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White Sound Two adjacent beach lots with
150' of beachfront and 100 ft. private dock on
White Sound.
Great Cistern Triplex 1393 Great investment in
a newly built triplex. Excellent rentals
Casuarina Point home 1439- 2/2 home on large
landscaped lot. Dock approval in place.
Bahama Palm Shores A large selection of interior
and beach lots starting at $30,000
The Great Abaco Club 1189 Jaffa is a 3/3 home
on a double lot positioned to capture views from
every room.
Royal Harbour waterfront lots Two waterfront
lots, both offering great dockage.
Sweetings Village Residential lot in fast growing

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Regattas Penthouse unit 1334 The only 3/3
init in complex. Very spacious, wonderful
kitchen, double patio, huge master bath. A
must see unit.
Marsh Harbour pool home 1422 3/2 home on
large landscaped lot with pool and spacious deck-
ing and patio, central a/c, central location.
Marsh Harbour executive home 1421 k
Spacious home with 3/2 on three levels, along
with 2/2 and I/I apartments. Pool and large
landscaped lot.
Cove Estates home 1377 Well designed 2/2
offering cathedral ceilings, a/c, large patio,
lovely lot.
Watching Bay Three adjacent lots near the
entrance of this new subdivision just outside the
settlement of Cherokee.
White Sound 1476 Oceanfront lot Great ocean-
front lot just south of Sea Spray $727,000.
The cook Estate at Turtle rocks Almost 5 acres
offering 3 homes & four other buildings. Sea
views. Call for info.
The Abaco Club Hope Town Cottage 1437
- 4/4 turn-key hilltop cottage overlooking the
18th green and Atlantic Ocean. $3,175,000
Guana Cay Two bay lots starting at
Two ocean lots starting at $399,000, Beach
lots starting at $599,000
Interior lots starting at $190,000
Hope Town Conch Quest Oceanfront home
just south of Sea Spray Resort in White
Sound. $694,000
Black Sound Lot Almost an acre with 100+
feet of protected deep water shoreline. GREAT
VALUE $499,900

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Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas

15 Mar 08

Moore's Island straw craft graduate Esther Williams fits BAIC
Executive Chairman, Mr. Edison Key, MP for South Abaco,
with a hat. At right is BAIC General Manager, Mr. Benjamin

Abaco Glass Company
Window Glass and Mirrors Cut and Installed
Screens Made and Repaired
Commercial Store Fronts Installed and Replaced




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Don MacKay Boulevard Marsh Harbour
Across the street from St. John the Baptist Anglican Church

May 1 2008

May 1 2008 The Abaconian Section B Page 5

MP Key announced a culture center for Abaco

Bayamas Information Service
The government has approved four
acres of land in downtown Marsh Har-
bour on which to construct a culture cen-
tre, BAIC executive chairman and South
Abaco MP Edison Key said. The centre
will showcase strictly Bahamian features
- arts and craft, farm produce, local cui-
sine, entertainment and more, he noted.
"This is an opportunity for your products
to be presented in a bigger and better way
and for more money from sales to flow di-
rectly into your pockets," said Mr. Key.
Mr. Key, the executive chairman of
Bahamas Agricultural and Industrial Cor-
poration (BAIC), was the keynote speaker

Abaco Print


Abaco Shopping Center

Tel: 367-3202 Fax: 367-3201

Open 9 am 5 pm

Mon. Fri.

as mainland Abaco and nearby Moore's
Island produced 103 graduates in straw,
shell and coconut craft last weekend.
The training sessions were conducted by
nationally acclaimed craft tutors Eldina
Miller, Eloise Smith and April Martin-
Fox. Their students produced a wide va-
riety of interesting items using mainly na-
tive ingredients.
Mr. Key said BAIC, which has been
conducting classes in craft work through-
out the islands, wants to start a revolution
in the souvenir industry. "It is claimed,"
he said, "that there are not sufficient Ba-
hamian products available so we have to
import souvenirs for our tourists. The tal-
ents I see here on Abaco and throughout
the other islands tell me that such excuses
amount to just that excuses. There is al-
ready no reason to spend as many millions
of dollars as we do importing souvenirs
which our tourists tell us they do not want
anyway. They want something that is Ba-
hamian, like the items you produce right
here on Abaco. We are serious about tak-
ing back our souvenir industry," said Mr.
Key. "With your support we will be suc-

Many of the women who took the craft classes offered by BAIC displayed their handicrafts
at the graduation ceremony held at the Church of God in Dundas Town on April 10 and
11. Mr. Edison Key, MP for South Abaco, and his wife are seen examining shell craft
that he was very impressed with. He is working to develop a variety of skilled artisans
who can provide the country with crafts that will lessen our dependence of foreign-made
crafts. He has announced that Abaco will have a culture center that will have display
areas for crafts and a farmers' market that will be an outlet for fruit and vegetables pro-
duced locally.

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Page 6 Section B

The Abaconian

May 1 ,2008

South Abaco News

Cherokee Sound
By Lee Pinder
Surveyors' Visit
If you noticed someone in our settle-
ment with some strange instruments this
past week, it is because Cherokee Sound
had a visit from a surveying firm working
on behalf of the Bahamian government. It
seems they were hired to take readings for
satellite imagery called "four to point for
refractions" (whatever that means). The
surveyor introduced himself and proceed-
ed to explain why he was visiting our part
of Abaco. It seems his assignment was to
take readings from several different po-
sitions within our community as well as
in other communities around Abaco ob-
viously to do with satellite mapping and
to obtain more accurate statistics. It's just
that it all seems a little scary knowing that
we are being watched by that "eye in the
Roadside Clean-Up
On April 5th a roadside clean-up was
done from the turn off the main highway


all the way into the Cherokee parking lot.
The clean-up was organized by the Abaco
Club at Winding Bay.
Some students and residents from Cher-
okee and Little Harbour joined in the ef-
fort along with approximately 30 of the
club's employees. Everyone was given a
new T-shirt, a pair of rubber gloves and
large trash bags to fill. The road was divid-
ed into half-mile sections and persons or
groups walked up one side of the road and
down the other collecting litter, of which
there was no shortage.
When it was all finished, everyone was
all proud of a job well done. But this is
not the first time this type of clean-up has
been done. It seems it is a never ending
circle, so it is a certainty that it will have
to be done again. Of course, litter hurts
us all and it is a shame that the job has to
be repeated so often. What will it take for
man to develop some pride in ourselves,
our community and our island to "Keep
Abaco Clean."

Students of several grades of the Chrokee Sound went on afield trip to two farms to learn
more about their island.

School News
Cherokee Sound Primary School raised
$248 on its Mexican Dinner Sale held on
March 22nd.
On April 3rd there was a Farm Field
trip. Grade 4 has been studying farming
in Social Studies and Grades 1 and 2 are
studying community workers so these stu-
dents, along with volunteer parents, visited
a few farms. First, they visited Mr. Ricky
Albury's pig farm and later visited Mr.
Ron Sawyer's vegetable farm. Everyone
had a good time. Another visit is scheduled
before school closes in the summer to the
sheep and goat farms.
Some of the students recounted their ex-
A Visit to The Pig Farm
By Adrian Williams, Grade 2
It was a long drive down a dirt road to
the farm. I thought we would never get
there. When we got there I saw a lot of big
pigs. One of them knocked George down
but he was O.K. Then I fell down but I was
O.K. I was not mad and we got in the car
and went home.
A Visit to The Pig Farm
By Brandon Sands, Grade 2
It was a long drive down a dirt road.
When we got there, a man said, "Follow
me. I will take you to the pigs." We went
around two corners and we were there. We
saw 600 pigs. Adrian and I were playing
around, but George got knocked down.
On the way back home we listened to ca-
A Visit to a Vegetable Farm
By Juliet Wir.linf i,,d. Grade 3
On our field trip to Mr. Ron's vegetable
farm, he told us things about the vegetables
he grows. He said that his tomatoes and
sweet peppers were nice and fresh. He had
lots of tomatoes and sweet peppers.
We walked a long way down between
long rows of vegetables, our legs got tired

but it was still fun. He said it took a little
while for them to grow big. There were
bags over the tomatoes to protect them
from bugs. He said that the sweet peppers
were ready for picking. When they picked
them, they would put them in boxes and
put them in stores to sell.
Clean-up Day
On April 21st there will be a world-wide
Coastal Clean-Up. Friends of the Environ-
ment advocate If not us? Who? If not
now? When? Join us in our on-going ef-
fort to keep our bit of paradise clean, green
and pristine!
There will be an Earth Day Fair on April
25th at Cherokee Sound Primary School
highlighting the effects of climate change
on small developing islands states Grade
3 will be participating in this event. You
are welcome to join us.
Sincere Condolences
Born Robert Leabry Pinder on Novem-
ber 10, 1918, in Cherokee Sound to Rob-
ert Pinder and Flossie Louise (nee Albury)
passed away on April 16th in Stuart, Flor-
ida, after a long illness.
He married Annie Elizbeth Albury on
August 12th, 1945, and together they had
three boys, Robert, Kahart, and Marvin,
and one daughter, Donna Rees. Mr. Bob-
bie, as he was more affectionately known,
was one of a small group of Bahamians
who went to Gambia, West Africa, to help
run a large chicken farm in the early 1950's
for the British government. He was the last
survivor of that group.
He owned a home in Cherokee and
came back for visits as often as possible to
see his many family members and friends.
Old timers will remember that he was a
keen gardener and ran a large nursery and
garden supply store in Nassau and later in
Florida. He was a warm and friendly soul
who was well loved by all who knew him
and he will be greatly missed. May he rest
in peace.

Ph: 242-367-3231
Fax: 242-367-3233
Sea Star Building
(beside Maxwell's)
Marsh Harbour

Perry Thomas
Lofty Fig Villas This 1.5 acre property located directly across from
Mangoes Restaurant in the
heart of the water front restau-
rant district is ready to become
the most sought after gated
residence in Marsh Harbour.
This property has already been
approved for town house or condo-style accommodations. The investor with
the vision for creating something special will make this one of the most unique
and upscale properties on Abaco. REDUCED $1,957,000 net
Great Business Opportunity a two-story building that has a
total of 19,300 sq. ft. There are
8 apartment units on top floor
that are rented and two huge
office spaces on the bottom floor
that are rented. This building is
located in Marsh Harbour and is on two lots that are 100' x 120', bringing
the total land space to 24,000 sq. ft. REDUCED $1,054,700 gross
Great Business Opportunity for someone wanting to purchase
a restaurant that is ready to go
with all the necessary equipment
needed to operate this lovely
building, has sea views, is on
I 00'x120' lot. Priced $424,000.
Buyer will pay 5% gov. stamp tax and own legal fees.
Four bedroom, 4 bathroom house with covered back patio,
covered entryway with huge columns. House is 4,000 sq. ft. situated on 1/4
acre of property in Bahama Palm
Shores. Central air conditioning,
Jacuzzi tub in master bath. Ap-
praised at $600,000 REDUCED

Agape Villa Murphy Town Two free standing structures containing
four one-bedroom, one bathroom
apartment units that are fully
furnished with central air con-
ditioning. Sits on 15,000 sq. ft.
Landscaped. All units are rented.
RECUDED $291,500 Person purchasing this will have an instant business.
Three bedroom, two bathroom home, fully furnished, central
Sair conditioning, on 9,000 sq. ft.
Landscaped with beautiful trees
and lawn. Rented. REDUCED
$185,000. Can be sold separately
or with above property.

Duplex for sale off Forest Drive two,two bedroom / one bath
apartment units, fully furnished.
Oneiuni1 al A/C and
her unit has
window A/C unit in the bedroom.
Building sits on lot 131 x 90
property, landscaped. Appraisal value this year at $242,356. This is priced to
sell at $190,000 net. Purchaser pays legal fee and govt tax. Persons interested
should call or come in, We will find a way to work something out for you.
Nine lots for sale in new gated community in Great Cistern, Abaco.
Residential only
Lot #12 8,491 sf $29,803 gross Lot #17 11,741 sf $41,210 gross
Lot #13 11,759 sf $41,274 gross Lot #18 10,868 sf $38,146 gross
Lot #14 8,800 sf $30,888 gross Lot #19 12,514 sf $43,924 gross
Lot #15 |UNDER CONTRACT I gross Lot #20 10,474 sf $36,763 gross
Lot #16 12,010 sf $42,155 gross

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

For sale three lots located on South Lubbers Quarters in the Abaco
Ocean Club Estate. Lots number II, 44, 112. These lots are priced individu-
Lot # II 11,022 sf. $85,000 gross Lot #44 13,307 sf $98,000 gross
Lot # 112 20,485 sf. $175,000 gross
One lot in Murphbdivision on Shell Road Lot size
131 x Il10(14,410 sf p mt
For sale 15 acres of land at Baker's Heights near Leisure
Lee off the Treasure Cay Highway. Priced at $450,000 this property will go
fast. Call today.

Two lots for sale located on hillside in
Property adjacent to The Abaco Club on Winding Bay
Lot# 7 G3 size 12,600 s.f. $63,000 gross
Lot # 7 G4 size 12,600 s.f. $63,000 gross


Two lots 84 ft. x 100 ft. near Treasure Cay, one mile
northwest of Treasure Cay School. $55,000 each net
Duplex for sale off Forest Drive in Murphy Town 2 two
bedroom, one bath $185,500 net
Triplex for sale Murphy Town 2 one-bedroom, one-bath and I
two-bedroom, one-bath. $159,000 net
For sale duplex 2 two-bedroom, one bath and a two-bedroom, one
bath home. Both $315,000 net
For sale water view lot in Murphy Town, 9213 s.f.
$35,200 net
For sale water front home in Sandy Point, Abaco, 3
bedroom, 3 bath, 2000 s.f. Ig. sunken living room, TV rom, dining room adn
Ig. kitchen on 26,000 s.f. of land. Call for pricing

Visit our other fine properties at: www.adlerrealtybahamas.com

Ma I T08 TeAaoin ScinB Pg

Anne Albury
Marcellus Roberts
Sales Associate
Everett Pinder
(242) 365-8538 Ph
(242) 365-8587 Ph/Fax


Treasure Cay Properties Offered by Treasure Cay Specialists

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

"NEW" STORAGE UNITS, centrally located in
Treasure Cay town centre. Storage units come
in assorted sizes for boats, cars, golf carts and
"stuff." EXC. Starting at $25,000 FGS
Newest opportunity
Canal front condo and cottage units with
available boat slips
Starting at $680,000 + 14%closing
"Pineaple Point Resort" Luxury gated
community Treasure Cay's newest
waterfront development. 2 bed/ 2 bath
and 3 bed/ 3 bath condos with availability
of private boat slips. Pre-construction price
starting at $529,000 net (plus closing
costs). MUST SEE! Great investment oppor-
tunity and the most spectacular location in
Treasure Cay
Now the newest oceanfront development
on Treasure Cay beach comprising 10
individual luxury units
Starting at $850,000 + 14% closing
Luxury condominium project on Treasure
Cay Beach. 3 bed / 3 bath / Den / Lanai / on-
site pool and many other features
Starting at $907,500 Plus 14% closing
On-site pool and tennis, newly completed
luxury townhouse units directly on
Treaure Cay each totalling 3 bed/4 1/2
baths plus loft bedroom/den
Ground floor garage, 2 bed/ 2 bath with
ocean front patio
First floor open concept living / dining/
kitchen plus master bedroom suite, all
ocean views with patio/ balcony
Loft bedroom/ den with ocean view
MLS $2,075,000 + 7.5% Closing
Townhouse condos with on- site tennis, heated
pool, office, laundry
Marina view, 2 bed/ 1 1/2 bath, fully furnished,
never rented, extra features.
MUST SEE FGS $295,000
Marina view, 1 bed / 1 bath upstairs good
rental potential $220,150 FGS
Marina view, 2 bed/ 2 bath and unit fully
furnished- storm shutters- good rental
potential $286,500 + 7.5% closing

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

Canal front condos with on site tennis and pool
2 bed / 2 bath lower unit marina view. Good
rental income EXC $526,350
Ocean front luxury octagonal units with lagoon/
pool/waterfall. Good rental potential.
Unit #7 Two storey 2 bed/ 2 bath home.
MLS $565,000 + 7.5% closing
Unit #9 Two storey 2 bath home
-S- y + 7.5% closing
Resale condos available in first completed project.
Ready to go. Both units never rented but definite
Downstairs unit 3 bed / 2 bath with den/
optional 4th bed. Completely and tastefully
furnished with many extra features including
garage and Ford Taurus $1,002,000 FGS
Canal Front Condos with ~te Pool
Bldg 4 Dow rSOIlD bed / 2 bath,
totally redone\, .,sTlp
EXC. $468,000 FGS
Unit #3 Ocean front, downstairs 2 bed/2 bath,
fully furnished. $640,000 FGS
Ocean Front Condos with on site pool and
3 bed / 3 bath upper unit, fully furnished,
beach front, with good rental potential.
Priced to sell. $865,000 + 7.5%
2 bed / 2 bath newly renovated, fully fur-
nished end unit includes 2 garages for
car and golf cart along with a jeep and a
golf cart. Never rented. MUST SEE! Priced
to sell $695,432 + 7V2%
Second row beach with direct ocean access.
Great view. 2 bed / 2 bath, many special
features. MUST SEE EXC. $485,500 FGS
"Lacey Daze" Spectacular 4 bed/ 3 1/2 bath,
fully furnished, CBS home with panoramic
ocean views and direct beach access from
every room but one via decks and patios. The
main house has living/ dining/ kitchen/ master
bedroom suite, two guest bedrooms with
bath, powder room, double garage and
u tility/workshop area. Included with its own
entrance is a private king size 1 bedroom/ 1
bath apartment with an open living/dining/
kitchen with its own deck.Many features.
MUST SEE. MLS $1,990,000 + 7.5% Closing

EXC Exclusive listing
FGS Full gross or all-inclusive price
MLS Multiple Listing
List price plus buyer's closing

"Gramling House" newly built, 2 storey home
located on Galleon Bay canal with a 45'
dock. Upper level has 4 bed/ 2 bath. Open
living/ dining/ kitchen. Lower level has 2
bed/ 1 bath, laundry room pl us covered
open boat/ car storage MUST SELL
"Fish Tales" unique canal front 3 bed / 3 bath
home on 2 full lots, 180' waterfront with 118'
serviced dock, deep water, great for larger
boat. MUST SEE! MLS$1,725,000 + 7.5%
"Trident"/"Turquoise Seas" You cannot be more
"on the beach" than in this special home.
Offering 3 bed / 3 1/2 bath in the main house
with detached garage / bed / bath / attic plus
storage. Vast deck oceanside with widow's
walk. WOW!
MLS $2,200,000 + 7.5% closing
"Cross Winds" Split level CBS home extra large
lot across from 2 beach greenways. Private.
Master bed/ bath suite upstairs. Lower level 2
bed / 2 bath, cozy living room/ kitchen/
dining/ utility. Apartment annex 1bed/ 1
bed, living kitchen, enclosed patio. Plus! Plus!
Plus! MLS $820,000 + 7.5% closing
"Dream Point" Special CBS split level home
located on a corner lot near "The Point" with
two choices of direct beach access. Upper
level has master bedroom with ensuite bath
plus two guest bedrooms and bath. On the
split level there is the main entry into a large
open living/dining area, modern well
equipped kitchen. All rooms open onto a
wrap-around partially covered deck overlook
ing the garden. Ground level has an extra
large garage/ workshop with lots of storage.
EXC. $996,300 FGS
"Pilot House" special unique location with a
commanding, enviable view of the Sea of
Abaco. Water front home, 2 storey, CBS/
frame. Upstairs master and guest bed, 2 baths,
large living/ dining/ open kitchen; lower level
1bed / 1 bath, 2 car garage plus 1 car/boat
garage. MLS $1,160,000 + 7.5% closing
Apartment four-plex, 2 storeCBS building,
each level has 2 OuJ ents with 2 bed,
1 bath, living/di\ Great rental
investment. ML EE! EXC. $400,000 FGS

Ocean front properties
Casuarina Beach/Ocean Blvd.
Sand Piper Beach
Sunrise Point Beginning at $1,250,000 FGS
Canal Front Beginning at $350,000 FGS
Rock Point Waterfront, bulkheaded
Beginning at $430,000 FGS
Golf Course / Interior
Beginning at $60,000 FGS

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



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The Abaconian Section B Page 7

Page 8 Section B The Abaconian

School News

School From Page 1
event began at 9 a.m. each morning with
field and track events being held.
On the second day, the Minister of State
for Youth and Sports, Mr. Byron Wood-
side, gave brief remarks. He told the stu-
dents that 50 percent of the world-class
athletes in The Bahamas today including
Troy McIntosh have come from Abaco.
He has committed himself to ensuring that
appropriate resources are in place to help
Abaco produce more world-class athletes.
At the end of his remarks, he declared the
competition open. Mr. Woodside stayed at
the event to see the initial track events take
place and realized that there is a wealth of
talent on this island.
At the end of the day's event the scores
were read. The winner once again with a
whopping 493 points was Central Abaco

Primary School! In second place with 321
points was Cooper's Town Primary; in
third place with 258 points was Treasure
Cay Primary; in fourth place with 238
points was Fox Town; in fifth place with
116 points was St. Francis de Sales; in sixth
place with 94 points was South Abaco; in
seventh place with 81 points was Agape
Christian School and in eight place with 74
points was Amy Roberts School. The two
schools making up South Abaco this year
were J.A. Pinder Primary of Sandy Point
and Crossing Rocks Primary. Outstanding
athletes in various categories received tro-
phies at the end of the meet.
Central Abaco Primary
March Students of the Month
By Samantha V. Evans
Once again, CAPS students are soar-
ing to new heights as 20 students excelled

to become the top students for the month
in their respective classes. These students
are Brandon Alexis, K-4; Sheila Fenelus,
Grade 1; Earelle Reckley, Grade 1; Chris-
topher Ternalent, Grade 1; Ezechril Eva-
riste, Grade 2; Dianna St. Luc, Grade 2;
Hanisha Russell, Grade 2; Richard Smith,
Grade 2; Lydendorff Delhomme, Grade
2; Madlin Louis, Grade 3; Jada Knowles,
Grade 3; Khari McKenzie, Grade 3; Alphe-
neaus Kemp, Grade 4; Isaac Miller, Grade
4; Erris Hutcheson, Grade 4; Bernise Ora-
din, Grade 5; Janicquer Jones, Grade 5;
Matnisha Louis, Grade 5; Lovely Louis,
Grade 5; and Wyatt Williams, Grade 6.

Each of them received a certificate and an
honor pin.
Grade 2 Students Learn
About Community Helpers
By Samantha V. Evans
The students of grade 2 of Central Ab-
aco Primary School took learning on the
road again with Social Studies to study
People Who Help Us in Our Community.
Since many students learn by seeing and
doing, the teachers saw this as a beneficial
learning experience. The students toured

Please see School Page 9

Athletes from nine primary schools competed in the annual sports meet held at the park
in Murphy Town on April 10-11.

GRAHAM 7aham Reat


tttule Cove Development Abaco
Ref #: 3692
Price: $71,000 to $95,000
Agent: jure Russell
10 single family sea view lots rema ring! Located 12 miles Northof
MrshHarbour ard 3 miles South of Treasure Cay. Small boat basin
with dock for owrers. Reserve your lot TODAY!

SCasa Jewel- Turtle Rocks
Ref #: 3518
Price: $752,000
Agent: June Russell

Custom built bed/2.5 bath -ome located just northof Marsh
Harbour. SvArming pool ard beachacess make it a relaxing etre at.

Turnkey Service Station
Ref #: 3638
i S Price: $3,600,000
Agent: June Russell
In th heat of Marsh Harbour. Fully equipped with a store, parts
dept. and service area. Also included is vacant lot rext to station.

S2state (/as YOeek

Southem B seee Lubbe s Quarters ,
Ref#: 3502
Price: $625,3000
Agent: Patti Love
Overlooking the Seaof Abaco, this charming3 bed/3 bath
cottage on the island of Lubbers offers the island life you've been
searching for.

Hope Town Getaway
Ref#: 3757
Price: $995,000
Agent: Patti Love

Jst a short walk from the beachthis 2 bed/2 bathdawrntairs
ard upstairs loft with 2 queen beds is a perfect vacaionhome.

Vacant Lots Available
* Ref t 3339 Treasmue Cay 9000 sqff. golf ourse lot with utilities
$45,000 -Contact Jure Russell
* Refi# 1946- Lot with ocean views in White Sound,Elbow Cay
$3CJOOO- SOID- Patti Love
* Ref # 3617 Lot with waterfront view inCoconut Ceek Mash
Harbour $59,500 SOLD- lure Russell

Professional Service, Old-Fashion Value,
Real Estate Experts for Abaco and
The Bahamas
June Russell, CRS, BRI Broker
Office: 366-0601
Cell: 577-6819


Bahamas Real Estate experts with
offices located in Marsh Harbour,
Hope Town and Nassau.
Patti Love, Realtor
Office: 366-0601
Cell: 475-1364

May 1 2008

May 1 2008 The Abaconian

Section B Page 9

More School News

School From Page 8

six businesses on April 15th.
The tour began at Commonwealth Bank
when bank manager Jackie Estevez took the
students on a tour of the bank. Speaking to
them about savings accounts for students
was Mrs. Burrows, whose job is to open
accounts of all types. She told the students
that they can have an account opened in
their name with only $10. All they have to
bring is their passport, National Insurance
card and mom or dad to sign with them.
They also learned the way the tellers, re-
ceptionist and other bank employees help
customers every day. At the end of this
tour, they were given rulers by bank staff.

The second stop was at the Post Office
where the students were able to see what
happens to a letter when it gets to the post
office. They learned the value of the post
office box number so that mail can be sent
or received. Mrs. Kayla Wallace, grade
two level coordinator, reminded the stu-
dents of the parts of a friendly letter and
the value of the stamp on the front of the
envelope. The students were shown the
postal boxes, the sorting process, and the
way the mail is stamped using a stamping
machine. Thanks to Mrs. Davis, the stu-
dents were able to see the sorting of pack-
ages and parcels to be sent to other islands
and internationally.
At Maxwell's the students were given a

tour of the entire store by cashier Diane
Bain. They learned the importance of hav-
ing items organized, priced and labeled so
that customers can find goods easily.
At Batelco the students learned the tech-
nical running of this company including
how the phones work, the types of services
they offer, the importance of their having
customer accounts organized so that bills
can be mailed out on time and how Batelco
pays their own bills. The tours were gra-
ciously given by Keisha Frank, Finance
Officer, who led the girls' tour, and Pa-
trece Williams, Customer Service Man-
ager, who led the boys' tour. The students
learned about the bucket truck from Mr.

At Marsh Harbour Clinic and Agape
Dental Center the students learned about
good health and dental care. Nurse Dan-
iel Ekpa and Ms. Samantha Gaitor gave
the students tours of the facilities, respec-
tively. The students realized that both are
very important if their body is to function
properly and remain healthy.

Please see School Page 10

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"Aryil House # 483 Elegantly furnmished, elegant 4 bed,
5.5 bath, 6,900 s/f Ocean Blvd estate on 1.6 landscaped
acres with 153' beachfront. Includes vehicles. $4,900,500.
"Traefewhad" Beach House # 1066 Luxurious 4 bed, 3.5
bath 5,536 s/f fumishedhome on 26,420 s/f parcelwith 1301
of white sandy beachfront. Recently renovated. $3995,000.
"Peace &Plek*y "#1059 7 bed, 4.5 bath,2 storey fumried
OceanBlvd. home.163'ofbeachfrontage,1.4531andscaped
acres,magnificent seaviews, superiorfinishes. $3,80D#00.
"FR'dApproarch #601- Recently renovated, furnished
canalfront2 storey,5,500 s/f 5bedroom,4,5 bath private home
on large property, 100'private dock, 4 cargarage $2625$OO.,
"TrfaentHouse #317 Superb 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath fully
furnished, 3,500 s/f beachfront home- NOW $20A0M.
"FAit Tales" # 808 Elegant 3 bed, 3 bathfiamished canal
front home,3,430 s/funder roof on 15,493 s/f landscaped
parcel. 90' deep water frontage & dock. S1,725000.
"Fl Ilnn t"- WiainlfwBeachl #1008 2 bed, 2 bath beach
home, plus garage on 2 parcels. Recently refurbished,
tastefully furnished. 180' sandy beachfront $1725,000.
"ParerPlawe "- Brgntine Bay # 868 Newly constructed,
furnished 3 bed, 3 bath canal front home,3,040 s/f under roof,
double garage, 165' of dockage, new boatlift $1 ,00,000.
"Laguna" Galleon Ba#745 -3 bed,2bath single storey,
1,550 s/f canal front home, furnmished, elevated landscaped lot,
carpott &garage, deep water dock with boat lift. $985I000.
"The Cotaes" #535 New 3 bed, 2 bath beadcfront
cottages, 1,300 s/f living space on main level, plus 970 s/f
lower level. Superior construction/finishes. Fantastic Views
"Tra"dewtn" Guest House #1067 2 bed, 2 bath, 2
level,2,350 /f furnished seaview home plus 1 bed, 1 bath
guest apt. & garage. 18,230 s/f enclosedyard. $605,OO.
Trearwre Cay House -NearBeach #492 3 bed, 3 bath
1,276 sffurnishedhome, recently renovated. $45000.
"H!ale, &SmetHomr"#784 -2 bed,2 bath,1,240 sAf
furnishedhome on 13,500 f flot, dclosetobeach.Adioininglot
also available, $26P3,00.
Royal Poinciana Bea iont Comlandnkitms -Phase 4
# 716) Premier 3 level,3 bed, 4.5 bath, plus loft newly built
condoson Treasure Cay Beach. 2,860 sff under roof, attached
garage 644 s/f covered/open balconiesporches. S2,7500.
BatamwBeack Ctub2046 # 1009 3 bed, 3 bath, 2ndlevel
PhaseS condo, closestto beach, tasttftl contemporary
furnishings, unparalleled sea & beach views. $1,15000.
AgantrCondo 2112-#929- 4 bed,4 bath 2,000 s/f2level
fuamished waterfront condo on Brigantine canal, great water
views,includes 2 large boat slips. Beach nearby, $ $00.
RoyatPaincmia#2612-4972 3 bed, 3 bath, 2ndlevel,
fumishedbeachfront cando, fullyrenovated& re-furbishedin
2000. Golf cartgarage. Great sea &beachvlews, $6S5p0.
"Ha fwQuay" # 827 Superior 3 & 4 bed 1,568 !f&
2,10S s/f waterfront condos, gated community, 15' beam dock
slip, private garage Pre-antrdianpidcangfr1 $03,000.
Atkmar Condo #2202-#987 2 bed,2 bath, 2ndlevel
fumisfhed waterfront unit,indudes boat dip & golf cart
garage. 'Turn-Key", Near Treasure CayBeach S499,950.

rime Real Estate Listings Throughout Aba
A#atr *Co n #2203-#1000 -2 bed,2 bath,2ndlevel
fumishedwaterfront unit, ind ude s boat slip & golf cart
garage. OverlooksBrigantineBay, Near beach $499,930.
Atlmants atndo #2209#770 -Elegantly fimished,well
maintained bed, 2 bath 2ndlevel condo on Brigantine Bay.
Includesboat slip & finger dock for 32' boat. $495,D00.
TreamaL.aag t #600 -Newly constructed3 bed, 2 bath,
1,300 stfurnishedluxury condos, close to beach, marina.
Superiorfinishes. FinancingAvailable $493,000.
Beach ViMa 507# 782 -Newly renovated, 2 bed, 2 bath
1,150 s/f villa, plus 592 sf patios. Tastefully furnished. Many
etras. Close to beach, marina, golf course. $490,000.
Brignmne Beach Conao#369 -2 bed, 2.5 bath furnished
townhouse, ocean views, dose to beach, fmrnished, excellent
rental history. REDUCED TO $398,000.
Beach Va685-#958-Attractive 885 s/f2bed,2bath
furnished villa, Community pool, near marina& golf course,2
minutewalk toTreasureCay Beach s$399o,00.
Madnerfr Cave Condamainms
#959 -2bed, 1 bath,2levelfurnishedunit,overlooksmarina,
includesfull size garage & vehicle. $310,000.

#454 -2bed, 1 bath, 21vel pool side unit
#9B5 -2 bed, 2 bath,2 level "tumrn-key", harbour
front end unit. Refirbishedin2000
#928-2 bed, 1 bath,2 level, overlooking harbour
#655 2 bed,1 bathwith marinaview
#455-1 bed, 1 bath, groundlevelpoolside




BeackfwntPamcel- OemaBM #876- 1.5 acreswithl00,'
ofbeach frontage, on spectacular Treasure Cay Beach. All
utilities available Gorgeousbeach &seaviews. $1,510,000.
BeachtfntP ee4 Sunrise Point#1068 Spacious 19,570
s/f with 100' powder white sandy beach frontage, superior sea
views,ideal buildingsite, all utilities available $1,445 00.
Beach & CamaLotPacrlge #941- WindwardB each lot with
100'ofbeach frontageon Sea of Abaco, PLUS Galleon Bay lot
with approx. 76' of sea-walled canal frontage $1,3265,00.
Wihbuw Beach #999 -12,750 s/fBeachfrontparcel with
85'offrontagean Sea ofAbaco. All utilities available, great
building site. $845,000.
WiusnwtdBeach # 817- Ealfacre waterfrontparcel directly
on Sea ofAbaco, 124' beachfrontage. Newly installed sea
wall. All utilities available. $482,000.
GaBeonaBay # 1061 10,751 s/f cleared canal parcel with 80'
of sea-walled protected deep water frontage. Generous 1451
depth. All utilities available New "L" Dock. $375,000.
QGaife Bay#422-Prime10,295 s/f cleared canallot. 8'+
protected canal frontage all utilities available. $30,000.
Rock Pont WWtefftontParee # 783 -12,200 /flot near
entrance to Treasure Cay Marina. 90' newly installed sea
wall. Cleared, all utilities available. $289,000.
FIdmigDrive Lot 66#558 Largelotaon quiet cul-de-sac, all
utilities available. Ideal home building site. $66,0O.
Sea'Af o LotQ1#845- 25,658 s/flot,172water frontage
in quiet cove, good elevations, native vegetation, access
privilegesto Atlantic Oceanbeaches. $559,008.

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Bahamas Real Estate

"Paase Pohkt" # 659 Furnished 3 bed, 2.5 bath, 2,400 sff
waterfront home with porches & balconies on 1/2 acre. 193'
elevated Sea of Abaco frontage, Fantastic views. $75V9,00.
"Twrfi ReR*" # 1062 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath furnished
home on 1.18 acre parcel with 102' sandy beach frontage. Built
in 2000, Very private area, $795,000.
"Doloae Eagle" # 757 Recently renovated 3 bed, 3 bath, plus
loft, 2,500 sTf furnished home on canal front parcel. 95' sea
wall, 68' dock. Underground utilities. Near beach $776,000.
Reslienfal Paetek
#823 -10,708 s/fcanallotw/130'frontage&dock 392,000.
#602 15,334 s/f canal comer lot w/197'seawall $334,000.
# 886 12,828 s/fcanal lot, 100' sea wall,50'dock $329,000.
#704 10,400 s/felevatedcanallotw/104'frontage 245,000.
#597- 11,242 s/fcanel lotw/171'seawall,seaview $265,000.
#904 16;345 s/f w/ 108' water frontagesea view $119,50.
# 811- 10,400 s/f sea view comerlot,nearbeach $107,000.
#998 13,459 s/f canal view comer lot, near beach $ 96,500.
#567 2.139 acres onhighway near LeisureLee $149,70D.
AlSanc Oeeaftflnt Petel #746 Approx. 1 acre residential
parcel, 154' elevated shoreline near Orchid Bay community,
great ocean views. $393,000.
GreatAbac OClub, Sea Vinw Lot # 493 7,750 s/f, Sea of
Abaco views, finger dock for 25' vessel, gated community, all
utilities available. Use of resort amenities. URecd $279,000,
BoTing HoekParcel# 1022 -Total 11 acres sea-to-sea from
Sea of Abaco to bay side. 153'high rocky shoreline on Sea of
Abaco. (Also available in smaller parcels.) $394PO00.
Boiltng Hot LEvr # 1030 2 Sea of Abaco waterfront parcels
on Great Abaco Highway. Choice of 73' or 80' rocky shoreline,
utilities available, great sea views. Edi $95,000.
"Beau Sokil", W"f& Son #662 Beautiful 4 bedS bath
Beachfront Estate Main House, Apt & Guest House furnished
3,634 sf oan 0.878 acres, 120' dock, pool, 173' beach.
(Main & uest Homes isavalblesepaq tely) 2~300,00p.
"High Pajl t"Seavkw Lot# 684 Hilltop 0.405 acre parcel
on White Sound Bluff overlooking Sea ofAbaco, Fantastic
Sea Views, Privacy, near beach 72,000.
Beach FwratPatrel #714 -45,343 s/fpared, 100' beach
frontageon Atlantic Ocean. Electricity available. Ideal site for
permanent residence or vacation home. $349,000.
Ocean VewLot # 1036 -17,650 s/f parcel with unobstructed
Atlantic ocean view,just across street from beach. $190,000.
Inland Lot-Near Beach (Ref-# 756) Large 13,000 s/flotnear
white sandy Atlantic Ocean beaches,native vegetation, Good
road access. $38,000.
Ocean ViewResidentialLot#0B87- Elevated, hillside comer
parcel,12,600 sf +/-, close to sandy Atlantic Ocean beachfrot.
All utilities available. Ideal building site. $179p00.

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1 More School News

School From Page 9

St. Francis de
Sales School
Reflection Day Held for
Grades 7-9
By Samantha V. Evans
On April 11th seventh to ninth grade
students from St. Francis de Sales had a
Reflection Day to think about what they
have done over this past year. After prayer
and the reading of the first scripture, Mr.
Elmer Bongon started on the first section
of the day entitled I Am a Disciple. After
the presentation of the topic, the students
were divided into groups to form shar-
ing circles during which time they stated
why they think they are disciples. While
in their groups, the students had to select

Second grade students of Central Abaco Pri
ited several businesses and government office
pressed with the equipment at Batelco.

a leader and the secretary. The secretary
had to write down the ideas the members
said and the leader had to present what the
secretary wrote to the entire body. After
a short break, they began the second sec-
tion entitled The Storms in Our Lives. The
students then went back into their groups
to draw a picture depicting the storms in
their lives. The leader and another member
of the group had to explain their poster to
the entire grade. Each student had to write
down what the personal storm in their life
was. After Mr. Bongon spoke to them,
they burned the paper they wrote on. The
sessions were very meaningful to the stu-
dents because they helped the students re-
alize that just as they are disciples in the
lives of others, they can also be disciples
in their own lives. This was a great lesson
for the students who realized the value of
the choices they make in their lives and the
types of influences they
welcome into their own
lives. Before return-
ing to the school, the
students ended the day
with a prayer.
Abaco Cen-
High School
By Mirella Santillo
y When teachers and
administrative person-
nel returned from Eas-
mary School vis-
?s. They were im- Please see School
Page 11

Wesley College celebrated Spanish Day when the students learned much about the culture
and life in Spanish-speaking coutnries. It gave them a chance to practice the Spanish
they have been learning. A program entertained parents and friends that was followed
by foods typical of Spanish counties. The program took place in Aldersgate Methodist
Church in Marsh Harbour.

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School From Page 10
ter vacation to Abaco Central High School
on March 31st, they were dismayed to find
out that the school had been broken into.
According to a teacher, "The place was a
mess, and no teaching took place on that
day." They found that two break-ins had
taken place during the school break.
The first act of vandalism occurred on
March 19th, according to one of the school
staff members who had business on the
school campus on that day. She said, "It
had been neatly broken in, but nothing
seemed to have been stolen. Files taken

from cabinets were scattered around as
well as keys." Most of the academic and
administrative staff had left town for Eas-
ter, and it is not clear whether the police
was called.
The second break-in occurred on March
28th, the Friday before classes resumed.
The District Superintendent of Education,
Mrs. Lenora Black was called in. She was
not present when the first break-in hap-
pened, but she thought that both instances
were the acts of juveniles. On March 28th
the police were already examining the scene
when Mrs. Black arrived and according to
both, a second police team went back on
March 31st to dust for fingerprints.

Mrs. Black explained that the perpetra-
tors had gained access by throwing stones
at windows. They entered the Acting-Prin-
cipal's office in the front of the school and
the office of the Senior Master and Senior
Mistress through a classroom at the back of
the school. Again, it seems that nothing of
value was taken, but documents had been
looked into and were scattered about.
On March 31st the Teacher's Union held
a meeting at Abaco Central High which,
according to Mrs. Black, was very "pro-
ductive." She said that the investigation
was now in the hands of the police and she
hopes that, should the culprits be found,

"the punishment would seek to correct."
She wishes these acts would be eliminated.
During the meeting of the Head of De-
partments, Mrs. Black requested that the
security staff patrol the school after hours.
No one has been assigned to the high school
as yet, but she said that she had been as-
sured after the break-ins that people were
undergoing security training and would be
posted to the school momentarily.
Abaco Central High School has been
plagued with such incidents over the years.

Please see School Page 12


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Drawing will take place May 9th.

Regattas of Abaco CONDO 2 bed
upstairs / 2 bath, fully furnished, swim-
ming pool, tennis courts, security.
$312,000 EXCLUSIVE
Regattas of Abaco CONDO 2 bed
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$320,000 EXCLUSIVE
Regatta Rentals, daily, weekly,
monthly. Call Kim Sawyer 367-265
Pelican Shores lots Call for info
Treasure Cay Carleton Landing
Condos on the canal Call for info.
High Rock Beautiful home, 3 bed /
2 bath, furnished, family room, central
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High Rock beautiful home 3 bed
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May 1 2008

Page 12 Section B The Abaconian

More School News

School From Page 11
A fire destroyed the Administrative build-
ing a few years ago and according to a for-
mer faculty member, many such break-ins
happened during which nothing of value
was stolen, but school records were de-
Wesley College
celebrates Spanish Day
The staff and students of Wesley Col-
lege held their 2nd Annual Spanish Day

on April 16th with the theme Viva EspaFla.
This was an opportunity for the students
to expand their knowledge of the country
while displaying their Spanish capabilities
to friends and family. Mahalia Levarity,
Spanish instructor, congratulated all of the
students on their significant progress in
learning a second language.
The audience was entertained by the
talented school band, conducted by Rev.
Charles Carey. The program included po-
ems, skits, songs and dances by all the stu-

dents. Also participating was Denton Gay,
who recently qualified as a Cadet in the
Ministry of Tourism's foreign language
Following the program, food was served
including paella, the Spanish national dish.
Other items on the menu were quesadillas,
tacos, tortilla chips and cheese and san-
The students enjoyed breaking the pifiata
as the grand finale.


Abaco has many budding athletes and the
annual interschool spor ts meets allow
them pit their abilities against students
from other schools.

The Hon. Byron Woodside, Minister of
State for Youth and Sports, spoke briefly
at the Primary Sports Meet on April 11.
He mentioned how many top athletes have
come from Abaco and encouraged them to
continue to do well.

This 9,732 sq ft wooded lot is the largest in Little Poii
a relatively new subdivision just South of Hope Ibwn.
Only a few minutes walk from one of the most beautiful beaches on Elbow Cay.
A paved road and electricity have already been put in place.


I3 bedroom, 2 bath, oak door cabinets, ceramic 4 bedroom, 2 bath, beachview home, oak door 13 bedroom, 2 bath, oak door cabinets, ceramic
tile floors, laundry, landscaped 1315 sq. ft, cabinets, ceramic file floors, garage with laundry, tile floors, laundry, concrete patio, circular
$281,250 landscaped -1340 s ft. driveway, landscaped -1230 sq ft.
$281,2501 318786I $281.250

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May 1 2008

Maggie Cornish was

More School News I

Agape Christian School recognized their outstanding students in a ceremony on April
11. Mrs. Lenora Black, Abaco's Education Superintendent, presented trophies to high
school students who earned GPA's of 3.0 and above. 5/,in above are the twelth grade
students Charles Darville, Lidsay Lowe, Cecily Claridge, Lowrell Edgecombe and Dimi-
tri Albury.

praised for
Hard work and dedication has certainly
paid off for Marguerita Cornish, Senior
Registry Clerk in the Deportation Unit of
the Department of Immigration, who was
recognized as Employee of the Quarter
from January to March, 2008. An awards
ceremony was held on April 11 at the De-
partment of Immigration in Nassau during
which five employees were recognized for
outstanding work.
Top honours went to 23-year veteran,
Ms. Cornish, who was called "a one wom-
an show" in charge of the office at Marsh
The nominees were presented with let-
ters of congratulations for their "hard
work, determination, punctuality, provid-
ing excellent service and working in haz-
ardous conditions," as submitted by their
supervisors. Judging was carried out by
other employees within the Ministry of

hard work
National Security.
Director of Immigration Vernon Burrows
encouraged the employees to "continue to
provide excellent service and be model pub-
lic officers. This is all about team work. The
Department of Immigration is never going
to be successful in its quest to performing
at the highest level or provide good quality
service to the public unless we work as a
solid team," Mr. Burrows said. He recalled
working with Ms. Cornish on Abaco during
his early years in the department and how
she thanked him for "not accepting substan-
dard work" from her. "Every supervisor
in Abaco has attested to her professional-
ism, hard work and sacrifice that Maggie
has given to the department over the years,"
Mr. Burrows said.
Ms. Cornish fought back tears as she
gave thanks, first of all to God, her super-
visor and the Ministry for her recognition.

Uih rorkee-AviAt'io n

has opened it's new facility at the
Marsh Harbour International Airport. We are
a full service FBO with Customs, Immigration,
Fuel, VIP Lounge and many other five star
We handle all your aircraft ground
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views from every room. $1,850,000 $575,000
Interior home site on Brigantine Bay Road, Marina View Homesite on Galleon Bay Rd.
adjacent to waterfront greenway $101,000 with views of Treasure Cay Marina and Sea of
Abaco. $525,000
Seascape, 3 Bed, 3 Bath ocean front home on
extra wide Windward Beach homesite. Garage Shelly House, lovely fully furnished 3 Bed, 3
and new furniture. $1,620,000 Bath home on private area of Brigantine Bay
anal with iv'Ie and boat lift i f950000

Sea Cliff, 3 Bed, 3 Bath luxury residence, within
steps of the beach, professionally decorated.
$849,000 NEW PRICE
Mariner's Cove 1509, Town House, 2 Bed, 1.5
Bath, direct harbour view in desirable 1500 build-
ing. Fully furnished, includes garage. $345,000
Royal Palm 2311, 2 Bed, 2 Bath Marina
front condo, fully furnished with boat slip.
Tropical decor. $529,000 NEW PRICE
Helen's Point, Galleon Bay Waterfront 4 Bed, 3
Bath Home, Sea of Abaco views. $1,560,000
Mariner's Cove 1510, Town House, 2
Bed, 1.5 Bath, professionally decorated on
beautiful marina view. $315,000

Lots 1 & 2 Block 192 Adjacent to large
greenway overlooking Brigantine Bay. Great
views for homesite. $159,000
Sunny Side, 2 Bed, 2 Bath modem home
across from our world famous Treasure Cay
beach, next to greenway access. $799,000
Royal Palm 2301, 2 Bed, 2 Bath newly
renovated condo with boat slip and storage
locker. $579,000
Bahama Beach Club 2008, 3 Bed, 2 Bath fully
furnished, spacious condo in beautiful resort
with pools, jacuzzi and restaurant $829,000

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Charter freight stops en route on request

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Marsh Harbour Contact
Ph: (242) 367-2653
367-0364 367-5642 Fax
Government Dock
Marsh Harbour, Abaco
Nassau Contact
Phone: (242) 323-5702
Fax: (242) 322-3451
Western End Potter's Cay Dock
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Palm Beach Contact
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Oceanfront lot I1/2+ acre, suitable for main New custom home overlooking historic
and guest cottage, ad-jacent to private Hope Town Harbour, 2 bed/2 bath with
Dor-ros Cove community at south end of dock. Turn key and recent rental history.
Elbow Cay, close to restaurant and marina

Hope Town 5 bed / 4 bath ocean front turn
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Turnkey home on Sea of Abaco in private
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apartment. Newly upgraded kitchen
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Hilltop lot adjacent to Aunt Pats Bay
in White Sound. 1/3 acre with private
dock slip and views of the Sea of
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Lots #13 & #14 with dockage on
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May 1 2008 The Abaconian Section B Page 15

Junior sailing programs are well underway

Man-O-War Cay

Sailing Program
James Pleydell-Bouverie
Man-O-War Cay is excited to announce
that, with the encouragement of the Hope
Town Sailing Club and following a com-
munity meeting attended by more than 45
people, it was decided to start our own
Junior Sailing program. Kent Bethell has
agreed to serve as Chairman of the new Ju-
nior Sailing organisation and leads a com-
mittee of 10 Man-O-War residents sup-
ported by many more volunteers.
Two Optimist sailing dinghies have al-
ready been purchased from Hope Town
and four more are being sought. A pontoon
boat which will be used for sailing dinghy
transportation and dinghy storage has been
purchased in Florida and a chase boat with
a 20 HP outboard has been donated by the
brother of a local resident.
Edwin's Boat Yard has agreed to allow
Out Island Construction to rebuild a shed
on its property, and this will be used to
store the sails, rudders, centre boards and
miscellaneous equipment needed to run
the program.
Twenty-four children ages 6 to 13 years
have indicated their interest in participating
in the program, and work is already under
way by qualified volunteers to establish a
sail training syllabus. Safety, the learning
of new skills and family enjoyment will be
the priorities of the program. Following a
successful fund raiser on April 12th, the
committee is confident that a program can
be in place by mid-May, prior to the start
of the children's 2008 summer holidays.
The longer term goal of the organisation
is not only to enable the kids to learn the
art of sailing, but to be able to offer them

Hope Town junior sailing program, the supportive of the children learning to sail.
Guana Cay group now has four Optimist A ferry boat towed the boats and carried a
prams and a group of about 10-12 youth group of parents and supporters along with

who are learning to sail. The parents are
very enthusiastic about the program and

Please see Sailing Page 18

the opportunity to race in regattas against
those participating in the Junior Sailing
programs of Hope Town, Guana Cay and
the soon to be Marsh Harbour. Sailing is
the heritage of Abaco Island, and its cays,
and it is exciting to see a new young gener-
ation want to participate in a sport so clean
and healthy, and one so much loved and
revered by generations passed.
Guana Cay
Sailing Program
Guana Cay youth did very well in a sail-
ing competition held in Hope Town where
junior sailors from Hope Town, Man-O-
War and Guana Cay competed. This is
only one month after the Guana Cay young
people began a training program for junior
sailors. Austin Sands came in second and
Bronson Sands came in fifth in the compe-
tition for green sailors or beginners held
on April 19. Two other boys from Guana
also did well i
n the competition held for more ad-
vanced junior sailors. Noah Collinson
came in fifth and Jared Collinson came in
seventh. Catalina Albury won the Sports-
manship Award even though she was one
of the last to cross the finish line. A total of
eleven competed in the races for beginners
and eight were entered for the races in the
advanced group. The Hope Town Sailing
Club hosted the event and provided a pizza
and pop awards ceremony.
The junior sailing program has been
started on Guana Cay. Scott Collinson, a
second homeowner from Canada, along
with Rhiannon Bethel and Erin Pagliaro,
has organized the program. The three have
raised funds, purchased Optimist boats and
initiated a training program for interested
young people. Working closely with the


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May 1 2008

Florida Air Academy Held Information Meeting

By Samantha V. Evans
On April 11th Todd DeRignaucourt,
Director of Admissions of Florida Air
Academy, held an informative meeting at
Forest Heights Academy. Even though the
name may be a bit deceiving, this school is
a fully accredited college preparatory/mili-
tary school located in Melbourne, Florida.
The Academy was founded in 1961 as an
Air Academy only, but in 1978 it became
a co-ed college preparatory school offering
programs from grades 6-12. Since a fair
number of Abaco youth attend this Acad-
emy, the information meeting was held for
interested parents on Abaco.
The school has high academic standards;
therefore, all students must pass a compe-
tency exam before admission. To date, all
Abaco students taking the exam have far
exceeded the passing marks and have had
no problems functioning under the high
rigors of the program. The school is lo-
cated in a safe and secure community com-
prising of 200,000 people, has a team of
caring professionals, 42 qualified teachers,
tutoring and teacher help services, small
classes with a 1:12 teacher/student ratio,
mandatory academic assistance, mandatory
weekend study hall and weekend assistance
and much more. The Academy has a supe-
rior academic program that has resulted in
all of their students gaining admission to
well known colleges since 1978. The di-
rector stated that very few of their students

actually join the military upon completion.
Parents should be aware that 99 percent of
the reason the school is there is to prepare
students for regular academic colleges.
Students to attend this boarding school
are immersed in the academic process.
They mature through independence and
get to meet and study with students from
around the world and make new friends
from around the world. Students enrolling
in the program have many options for ex-
tra-curricula activities which include flight
training, junior wings program, private
pilot program, driver's education, martial
arts, scuba programs and rock climbing.
Parents should note that this school is
not a boot camp but rather the Academy
helps to build character, encourages mutual
respect, instills leadership skills, promotes
self discipline and networking. Senior ca-
dets serve as leaders, provide guidance and
serve as role models to other cadets. By
serving in various capacities, they can also
earn ranks. The program has a very sturdy
discipline program so if students fall out
of line, they will lose privileges and have
to adhere to the course of action taken.
The school has a fully operational medi-
cal unit that is open 24 hours and staffed
with five licensed nurses. If there is an in-
stance where a student needs to be seen by
a doctor, the school is located near several
Students can also attend school year

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parents of their high school programs that are full accredited and are college prepara-
tory. The meeting was held at Forest Height Academy on April 11. 5/wi ,, here is a par-
ent speaking with Todd DeRignaucourt about the school /it i Jim Richard, Principal of
Forest Heights Academy, looks on.
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Child Protection Month began with a worship service

By Samantha V. Evans
Educate, Inform Child Abuse is Wrong is
the theme under which Child Protection Month
was observed during the month of April. To
begin the month, a church service was held on
April 7th at Grace Baptist Church where the
Minister of State for Social Development, the
Hon Loretta Butler-Turner.
Mr. Edison Key, MP for South Abaco, be-
lieves that child abuse is the most harmful of all
evils. The way we choose to treat our children is
the same way they will also treat their children.
Children must be loved, nurtured and shown
concern on a regular basis, he explained. He
admonished the Christian community to realize
that children are a very important part of the
Christian family.
Senior Administrator Cephas Cooper stated
that as a child growing up on Abaco, it was not
only the mother's job to raise the children, it
was the job of the entire community to do so.
The children are the future and in them lies all
potential of the future. Therefore, they must
not b e neglected or abused. Mr. Cooper ex-
plained that the way we take care of them today

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will determine the kind of society we will have
as older persons. If we take care of the children
today, they will take care of us tomorrow.
Mrs. Butler-Turner stated that all children
must be protected every day. Children are pre-
cious to God and are a blessing from Him.
The purpose of this month is to emphasize the
importance of protecting children and raising
the public's awareness of abuse. She explained
that any kind of abuse whether it is physical,
emotional, sexual or neglect is harmful and
can negatively impact the physical and mental
growth and development of a child. She stated
that even though the figures for child abuse
are low in this district, one child being abused
is too many. She commended the parents and
grandparents who take very good care of chil-
dren. She thanked the foster parents for com-
ing to their aid when they needed a home to
house those children who were being abused.
She encouraged members of the community
who are able to volunteer to become foster
parents to do so because they are always in
Please see Child Protection Page 19

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Zonicle, Director of Social Services; and the Hon. Loetta Butler-Turner, Minister of State
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Page 18 Section B The Abaconian

Every Child Counts Beautified the Recycling Depot

By Jennifer Hudson
The six young lads of Miss Rita's class
at the Every Child Counts School worked
hard on April 17 to clean up and beautify
the recycling depot next to their school.

Sailing From Page 175
the sailors for the Hope Town event.
The group held a fund raising under
the fig tree on March 2. A silent auction,
games and dinners raised the initial money.
The event featured taking children out in
small sailboats to introduce them to sail-
ing. More money was raised from pledges
by second homeowners and four Optimists
were purchased and arrived the second
week of March.
Since then the children have been train-
ing each Saturday morning with extra
training sessions during the Spring Break.
Mr. Collinson is developing a sustainable
program that is detailed in a handbook. He
is expecting to have a one-week summer
camp on Guana, bringing sailing instruc-
tors from Canada to work with the young
sailors. One advantage that the Guana sail-
ors have is that they can sail in a protected
area, either in the harbour or in Fishers
Bay, depending on the wind.
The Guana Cay sailors are expecting
to compete in the Homer Lowe Memorial
Regatta to be held in Marsh Harbour on
April 25-27 that will feature Sunfish and
Interest is developing on Green Turtle
Cay and in Marsh Harbour where addi-
tional sailing programs may get underway.
The competition between the towns will be
stimulating for the youth. The leaders of
all these groups are expecting to form an
Abaco District Sailing Association with the
goal of hiring a full time instructor.

They began by cleaning out the recycling
bins which had been placed there some
time ago by the Friends of the Environment
and which people had used for dumping all
kinds of trash. Several loads of trash were
carted away. Then the students embarked
upon cleaning up the bins and giving them
a coat of bright green paint. They worked
on making an attractive little garden around
the bins which they planted with bluebells
and bromeliads. They landscaped the area
with large rocks and pea rock. Miss Rita
said that her class "loves to do this kind
of work as they love the hands-on type of
stuff." The school has adopted the area and
will maintain it by keeping it clean, weed-
ing and watering the plants in addition to
collecting the aluminum cans and advising
Paul Mills when to pick them up.
These recycling bins are for ALUMI-
NUM CANS ONLY and people are asked
to not dump any other type of trash into
them. Signs are up in both English and
Creole stating this.
An attractive covered sign announcing
that this recycling depot has been adopt-
ed by the students of Every Child Counts
School and has been erected at the site, gen-
erously donated by Desmond of 3D Signs.
There is a window displaying a variety of
material by Friends of the Environment on
ways in which people can help beautify the
On April 18 the students involved in the
beautification were on hand for the unveil-
ing of the sign and opening of the beauti-
fied depot by persons from the Ministry of

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Tourism and Friends of the Environment
who are partnering in an island wide clean-
up for Coastal Awareness Week. The stu-
dents were very excited to see the fruition
of their work and I heard one student say

with great pride, "This looks good."
You are encouraged to go on by to see
what the students have done and read the
literature while you deposit your aluminum
cans in the bins.

Six students at Every Child Counts have accepted the ",'.p, ,./lIryv of beautifying and
maintaining the the lot where the bins are located for recycling aluminum cans. They are
doing it in conjunction with Tourism and Friends of the Environment. The bins are for
aluminum cans only but some people are putting other trash in the bin.


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even the most efficient air conditioning sys-
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ciently and economically is by keeping the air
filter clean.
Clean or replace filters once a month and have
your air conditioning inspected annually.
Aluminum mesh filters can be washed. Fiber-
glass filters must be replaced.
The condenser coil (The unit outside your
house) should also be kept clean to ensure ef-
ficient operation. If dirt, lint, paper, grass clip-
pings, leaves or other debris restricts the con-
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Ma I 08 TeAaoin eto ae1

Miss Bahamas Universe has Abaco roots
Sacha Scott was crowned Miss Bahamas
Universe on March 16 and will be compet-
ing for the title of Miss Universe in July in
Vietnam. She is following in the footsteps
of her mother, Tina Thompson, who was
crowned in 1982. All this is exciting for
Abaco because Tina is the daughter and
Sacha is the granddaughter of Capt. Leon-
ard Thompson, one of the early pioneers
who did so much for developing tourism
on Abaco. He now resides in Marsh Har-
Sacha's platform focuses on our youth
and our environment. As the reigning
queen she is hoping to work with the youth
empowerment after-school program, Youth
in Action and with other community orga-
nizations such as, the AIDS Foundation,
the Cancer Society and the Green Ribbon
Peace organization. She is currently a stu-
dent at the University of Miami.
Sacha loves "her" Bahamas, an amaz-
ingly beautiful country, but she is con-
cerned about the future of the country's
natural resources. She believes that we

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tion to the personal pride we take in our
country and our waters. She is concerned
with the fisheries (the poaching), the water
management of our reef system and open
ocean and the pride that we need to cherish
and protect our environment.
This was her first pageant and she en-
tered because she felt it was an amazing
opportunity to showcasing her country and
to make a difference.
Furthermore, Janet Thompson who won
Miss Bahamas in 1965, her cousin, was
another generation of Abaco descendants
who has won this title.
Ms. Sacha Scott was ,i c,ah'i crowned Miss
Bahamas Universe. She is shown here after
she was crowned. She is the granddaugh-
ter of Capt. Leonard Thompson of Marsh

Child Protection From Page 17
need of foster care.
Mrs. Turner gave the following sugges-
tions for persons to teach children to keep
them from abuse: it is important that they
tell someone, say no and mean it, run away
and stay away from someone who is harming
them, and remember that no amount of gifts
can be traded for their body because it is the
temple of God. Parents are responsible for
providing the needs of their children and not
their wants. Those wants can be provided by
them once they become adults and can work
for their own money.
The sermon for the service was delivered
by Rev. Livingston Edwards, Associate Pas-
tor of Grace Baptist Church.

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the Wild Bird Protection Act, Chapter 249:

The 2007 2008 hunting season for all
wild birds closed on 31st March, 2008
During the closed season the hunting (that is the
capture and/or killing) of ALL wild birds is prohibited.
The hunting of the Bahama Whistling and
Ruddy Ducks is prohibited at all times.
The 2008-2009 hunting season for the following
birds will open on 15th September, 2008
Ring-necked Dove Florida Dove
Monday, 29th September, 2008, will be the
commencement of the 2008-2009
hunting season for the
White Crowned Pigeon Wood Doves
Ring-necked Pheasant Coots Ducks
Guinea Fowl Bob-White Quail
Chuckar Partridge Wilson's Snipe

Director of Agriculture
9th April, 2008

May 1 2008

The Abaconian Section B Page 19

Page 20 Section B The Abaconian

Shipping company adopts road

Have you moved since last year?
If you have moved,
remember to register
in your new constituency by May 26

Tropical S/itppig has partnered with the Ministry of Tourism and adopted the highway
between Crockett Drive and the Port. As part of the Keep Abaco Beautiful, they have
pledged to keep this section of the road clean and beautify it. S/ 'I ', above are John H.
Bethell, local manager of the Tropical S/ipping company, Maria Bethel, Tammy Sawyer
and Siim,' Sands.

Hints for Helping Our Environment
Water Conservation
Replace your old shower head for a low-flow version. Showers account for 32
percent of home water use.
Look for leaky faucets or toilets and make the repairs to save water.

Multiple Listing System

What is MLS?

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A Multiple Listing System (MLS) allows
participating real estate agents to place
their sellers' homes on a database
providing information to other licensed
real estate agents about these listings.
This is greatly beneficial to the seller as it
is great exposure for your property.

%a,.'5 ,9 9 - The MLS is quite important to the buyer
,,cbayMafn.Co.,0 as well. If your real estate agent is a
participating member of the MLS and is
searching for suitable properties for you, this system is the best tool
because your real estate agent will have access to all properties listed
by other members.
Whether buying or selling make sure your real estate agent is a member
of the Multiple Listing Service of the Bahamas Real Estate Association,
Abaco Chapter!
The first MLS service in The Bahamas was launched on Abaco on
October 1st and, to date, the participating members are:

Derek Lee
Chris Plummer
Cindy Newell
Ed Newell
Bill Thompson
Elaine Thompson
Sandra Evans
Bill Thorndycraft
Brent Cartwright
Maria Silvester
Rhiannon Thomas
Chris Roberts
Molly Roberts
John Bethell
Chris Farrington
Mailin Sands
Bill Albury
Jane Patterson
Laurie Schreiner
Stan Sawyer
Kerry Sullivan
Donna Rees
James Rees
June Russell
Neil Aberle
Kathleen Albury
John Christie
Dwayne Wallas
John Cash
(Ruth) Anne Albury
Everett Pinder
Marcellus Roberts

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Sunrise: April 30th, 1940
Sunset: May 10th, 2007

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May 1 2008 The Abaconian


LOT NO.152
Family Residence
PROPERTY SIZE: 0.12 acres
LOCATION: Northwestern side of
intersection of Inagua Drive & Court #3

LOT NO. 113
Apartment Building
PROPERTYSIZE: 12,564 sq. ft.
LOCATION: On north of Nansen Avenue
and east of Forbisher Drive

Family Residence
PROPERTY SIZE: 5,487 sq. ft.
LOCATION: Abaco Drive

LOT NO.393
Structure, 1,284 sq. ft
PROPERTYSIZE: 7,493 sq. ft.
LOCATION: Nansen Avenue & west of
Coral Road

LOT NO.5 Bock 25
Family Residence
PROPERTY SIZE: 0.22 acres
LOCATION: Along Victoria Lane south
of Whitehall Place

LOT NO. 15 Block 31
Family Residence
PROPERTY SIZE: 0.37 acres
LOCATION: Adjacent to a mini cul-de-
sac off the western section of Cutlass

LOT NO. 5 Bock 17
Family Residence, 4 beds/ 3 baths
PROPERTY SIZE: 0.28 acres
LOCATION: Northern side of a cul-de-
sac called Churchill Court

LOT NO. 264
Family Residence, 4 beds / 3 baths
LOCATION: Western side of Rocky
Point Road
LOT NO. 124
Family Residence, 1 bed / 1 bath
PROPERTY SIZE: 5,400 sq. ft.
LOCATION: Abaco Drive

LOT NO. 5 Bock 17
Storey Residence, 3 Bed / 2 Bath
PROPERTY SIZE: 15,000 sq. ft
LOCATION: North along Dominica
Avenue and east of Beach Way Drive

LOT NO. 22 Block 16
Family Residence, 3 beds /2 baths
PROPERTY SIZE: 16,300 sq. ft.
LOCATION: On Iverness Lane

LOT NO. 6 Block V
PROPERTY SIZE: 17,500 sq. ft.
LOCATION: Fronting Walton Street and
east of Wimpole Street

LOT NO. "Fairway Manor"
Condominium Apartment #304
PROPERTY SIZE: 650 sq. ft.
LOCATION: Opposite the Golf Course

LOT NO. 63
Storey Residence
PROPERTY SIZE: 9,810 sq. ft.
LOCATION: Fronts along the eastern
side of Coral Reef Boulevard

LOT NO. 60 Unit 2 / Section III
Storey Residence, 3 bed / 2 bath
PROPERTY SIZE: 11,340 sq. ft.
LOCATION: 265 yards west of the
intersection of West Regency Drive and
Brighton Drive.

LOT NO. 27 Block 8
Storey Residence, 3 bed /2 bath
LOCATION: Southern Side of
Independence Avenue.

LOT NO. 443
Storey Residence, 3 bed /2 bath
LOCATION: Southeast corner of
Nansen Avenue and Mandeville Road

LOT NO. 38 Block 10 Unit 5
Single Family Residence to belt
PROPERTY SIZE: 14,083 sq. ft
LOCATION: Duke Drive


LOT NO. 19 Block 20
PRO PERTY SIZE: Single Family Lot
0.27 acres
LOCATION: Western Side of Perth
Court cul-de-sac

LOT NO. 15 Block 7 Urit 4
12,075 sq. ft.
LOCATION: Eastern Side of Cooper

LOT NO. 9 Book 17 Urit3
PRO PERTYSIZE: Single Family Lot
0.30 acres
LOCATION: Queens Highway &
Dagenham Drive

LOT NO. 14Block 10 Unit2
PROPERTYSIZE: Multi /Single Family
0.44 acres
LOCATION: Government Road west of
Fortune Bay Drive

LOT NO. 152 Block "D" Section 2
PRO PERTY SIZE: Single Family Lot
rn 0.23 acres
LOCATION: South side of Kay Avenue
west of Drayton Street intersection

LOT NO. 1 Block 25
21,009 sq. ft.
LOCATION: Fronts along the curve of
Bradfield Lane.

LOT NO. 206
PROPERTY SIZE: Single Family Lot
7,300 sq. ft.
LOCATION: East of the intersection of
Rutherford Circle and Triana Drive.
LOT NO. 46 Bock 16 Unit5S
PROPERTY SIZE: Single Family Lot
0.26 acre
LOCATION: Southern side of Moor
Close east of intersection of Moor drive
& Moor Close.

LOT NO. 26 Bock 1 Unit 1
13,800 sq. ft.
LOCATION: South Side of Ludford Drive

LOT NO. 11 &12 Block 27
PROPERTY SIZE: 20,000 sq. ft
Single /Multi-Family lot
LOCATION: Southeast of Ocean View

LOT NO. 36 Block 1
PROPERTY SIZE: 0.34 acres
Single Family lot
LOCATION: Eastern side of Honduras

LOT NO. 3 Block 16 Unit 2
PROPERTY SIZE: 20,250 sq. ft.
Multi Family lot
LOCATION: Southern side of Fulton
Lane and East Sunrise Highway

LOT NO. 5 Block 9
Residential 1.03 acres
LOCATION: Southern side of Pinta
Avenue and Santa Maria Avenue.

LOT NO. #67 Crown Allotments #1
PROPERTY SIZE: 6,935 sq. ft
Single/Multi-Family lot
LOCATION: Main Street of Murphy

LOT: Tract of Land
PROPERTY SIZE: Single Family lot
0.20 acres
LOCATION: Southern side of Queens
Highway / eastern side of PC Plaza

LOT NO. #67 Crown Allotments #2
PROPERTYSIZE: 12,100 sq. ft
Single /Multi-Family lot
LOCATION: Main Street of Murphy

LOT NO. 13 Bock 2 Unit 2
PROPERTY SIZE: Multi Family Lot
17,500 sq. ft.
LOCATION:Along Heybridge Drive 125
Ft. along the waterfront

(FREEPORT), P.O. BOX F-40876, TEL: 352-8307; FAX: 352-8221 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION.

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New Providence Properties
Kennedy Subdivision Nassau Appraisal: $188,406.00
__ Lot no. 21 all utilities available 10 year old single story house, 3 bedroom
2 bathroom, living dining area, family room, kitchen, study, laundry and
z an entry porch.
Heading west along Soldier Road take main entrance to Kennedy
. Subdivision on the left, then take the Ist corner on the left, then Ist
right House is second on your right with garage.

Lot No. 1490 Appraisal: $162,400.00
Golden Gates Section 2 All that lot of land having an area of 6,000 sq.
ft. Being lot no. 1490 of the subdivision known and designated as Golden
Gates, the said subdivision situated in the southwestern district of New
Providence, Bahamas. This property is comprised of a 25-yr-old single
family residence consisting of approximately 2.480 eq. ft. of enclosed
living with three bedrooms three bathrooms, living room and kitchen. The
land is on a grade and level; however, the site appears to be sufficiently
elevated to disallow the possibility of flooding during annual heavy rainy periods of the year. The grounds are fairly kept with
improvements including driveway, walkway and low shrubs. Yard is enclosed on one side with 5-foot chain link fencing and a low
cement block wall to the front.
Traveling west on Carmichae! Road turn left, then right onto the service road opposite Bahamas Faith Ministries Complex, then first left
again after passing clico and pre-school. The subject house is the 6th house left painted green trimmed white.

Lot No. I Western Shores Appraisal $753,570

All that lot of land having an area of 7,389 sq. ft. being
lot #1 of the subdivision known as Western Shores Phase
II, the said subdivision situated in the Western District of
New Providence, Bahamas. Located on the subject property
is a single structure comprising of a single family residence
consisting of approximately 2,430 sq. ft of enclosed living
space. The residence comprises of 3 bedrooms with closets,
2 /2 bathrooms, living/dining rooms, study, kitchen, utility
room, porch and enclosed garage with electronic door. The

land appears to be sufficiently elevated to disallow the possibility of flooding during annual heavy rainy periods of the year. The grounds
are fairly well kept with improvements including driveway, walkway and swimming pool. The yard is enclosed with walls.
Traveling west on West Bay Street. Go past Orange Hill and Indigo Subdivisions, the house is located on the left near Tusculum
Subdivision and painted all white.

Lot No. 217 Pinewood Gardens Subdivision Appraisal: $127,988
All that lot of land having an area of 5,000 sq. ft being
Lot No. 217 of the subdivision known as Pinewood Gardens
the said subdivision situated in the Southern District of
s New Providence, Bahamas. Located on this property is a
structure comprising of an approximately 20 yr. old single
family residence consisting of 992 sq. ft. of enclosed living
space with 3 bedrooms, I bathroom, living/dining rooms,
kitchen, driveway and walkway. The land is on a grade and
level and appears to be sufficiently elevated to disallow the
SnTraveling South on East Street to the junction of Soldier
Road, make a left at the light, then turn right into Kennedy
Subdivision. Go all the way to T-junction, turn right, then first left, then right again toward Mount Tabor Church building. After
passing Mount Tabor take first left (Sapodilla Blvd.). The subject house is about 400 yards on the right painted yellow trimmed green
with green and white door.

Lot No. 3 Yamadraw Beach Estates Appraisal: $313,016
All that lot of land having an area of 10,000 sq. ft. being
Lot No. 3 in Yamacraw Beach Estates in the said subdivision
situated in the eastern district of New Providence, Bahamas.
Located on the subject property is a single storey triplex
building comprising of 3 units with two 2-bedrooms, I-
-. -- bathroom, living, dining, kitchen apartment units and one
unit being used as a barber and beauty salon, the land is
on a grade and level; however, the site appears to be sufficiently elevated to disallow the possibility of flooding during annual heavy
rainy periods of the year.
Traveling south on Fox Hill Road, go past Yamacraw Hill Road and Joe Farrington Road. The subject property is located on the left
hand side of Fox Hill Road painted white trimmed brown.

Lot No. 51, Dorsetteville, Bamboo Town
All that lot of land having an area of 5,000 sq ft, being Lot No. 51, of the subdivision
known as Dorsetteville, the said subdivision situated in the Southern District of New
Providence, Bahamas. Located on the subject property is a structure comprising of an
approximately 20 yr. old duplex apartment comprising of approximately 1,641 sq. ft.
of enclosed living space which includes two 2-bedrooms, I-bath, kitchen, living & dining
room units. And an approximately 9 yr. old one bedroom apartment building compris-
ing of382 sq. ft with bath, kitchen, living/dining room. The land is on a grade and level;
the site appears to be sufficiently elevated to disallow the possibility of flooding during
annual heavy rainy periods of the year. The grounds are fairly kept with improvements
of concrete parking area & concrete walkways around the premises. The yard is enclosed
with chained linked fencing at the sides and back.
Appraisal: $202,225.40
Traveling south on East Street from Soldier Road, turn right at Porky's Service Station
(Victoria Blvd). Travel past the third corner on the left, The subject property will be the
9th on the left side. Painted green trim White.

Long Island Properties

Hamilton's, Long Island Appraisal: $67,000
All that piece parcel or lot of land and improvements
situated in the settlement of Hamilton's on the Island of
a 6Long Island and comprising of approximately 13,547 sq. ft.
and is elevated approximately 7-8 ft above sea level. This
site encompasses a 35 yr. structure. A simple style home
consisting of two bedrooms, one bathroom, kitchen, living
and dining room. The home, however, is consisted of 2
separate constructions; 360 sq. ft of concrete construction
and 624 sq. ft of wooden construction. All amenities are to the property such as electricity, water, cable and telephone. The property
is accessed by the main Queen's Highway.

Abaco Properties

Dundas Town Crown Alloment Appraisal $265,225.00
One two bedrooms, I bathroom, triplex. Approximately 9,000 sq. ft lot no. 18B
with an area for a small shop. Age-12 years the land is a portion of one of the
Dundas Town Crown Allotment parcels stretching from Forest Drive to Front Street,
being just under a quarter acre in size and on the lowside. A concrete block
structure, with asphalt shingle roof and L-shape in design with a total length of
70 x 26 ft. Plus 50 x 22 ft. 2,920 sq. Ft. the interior walls are concrete blocks; ceiling is sheet rock and the floors of vinyl tiles.

Eleuthera Properties

Lot No. 62, Lower Bogue Eleuthera Appraisal: $229,426
All that piece, parcel or lot of land and improvements in the settlement of Lower
Bogue, North Eleuthera, being No. 62, comprising of about 34,210 sq. ft This
site encompasses a 12-year-old single storey home comprising of 4 bedrooms, 3
bathrooms, front room, dining, breakfast room, kitchen and laundry room with a
total living area of approximately 2,342.06. Property also includes a double car
garage and front entrance with a total sq. ft. of approximately 655.75. This home is approximately 85% completed. The property is
well landscaped with crab grass and some fruit trees.
Lot No. 7. Boiling Hole Subdivision Appraisal: $153,521.00
This property is situated on the western side of Eleuthera Highway in the
settlement of Lower Bogue.
All that piece, parcel or lot of land and inprovernents situated on the Island
of Eleuthera, North of Governor's Harbour, comprising of Lot No. 7 in the
Boiling Hole Subdivision and comprising of approximately 10,000 sq. ft,, this site
encompasses a 17-year old duplex with each unit consisting of 2 bedrooms, I
bathroom, front room, dining room and kitchen with a gross floor area of approximately 1,474,20 sq. ft, and covered porch area of
approximately 164.70 sq. ft This duplex was built in accordance with the plan and specification as approved, and at a standard that
was acceptable to the Ministry of Public Works. This structure is in good condition. Each apartment could be rented at $800.00 per
month. The land is landscaped and planted with ficus trees but needs some manicuring.
Eleuthera Lot No. I, Block No. 45 Appraisal: $151,007.00
All that place parcel or lot of land having an area of 9,644 sq, ft, being lot #1
In block 45, Section E In the subdivision called and known as Eleuthera Island
Shores Subdivision, situated In the vicinity of Hatchet Bay Harbour, on the Island

encompasses a two-storey building which is approximately 14 yrs. old and Is
abandoned. There Is a wooden landing approximately 7'-4" wide by 20'-0" on the
upper level, approximately 1,610 sq. ft. of enclosed living space, with 3-bedrooms, 2-bathrooms, front room, dining room, den, kitchen,
and utility room. The wooden porch on the upper level approximately 148 sq. ft There Is also a water cistern under the dining room
floor area. All utilities and services available. This property is situated in Eleuthera Island Shores.

New Providence Vacant Property

Lot B, Wilson Street, Rock Crusher Appraisal: $97,214
All that lot of land having an area of 10,498 sq. ft being Lot B, between the subdivision known a Rock Crusher and in teh vicinity of
Perpall Tract situated in teh western district of New Prividnence, Bahamas. This property is zoned multi-family / single family. Also
located on this property is a structure comprising of a duplex at foundation level under construction, and consisting of approximately
1,566 sq. ft of enclosed living space with a patio consisting of 270 sq. ft The starter bars are in place and foundation poured.
Traveling west on Farrington Road take a right after the PLP Headquarters, go about midways through to Wilson Street Go through
the corner all the way to the dead end. The property is located behind the chain link fence at the back of the yard.

Rainbow Subdivision Lot No. 3, Block 27. Appraisal: $37, 440
All that vacant lot of land having an area of approximately 14,052.59 sq. ft being Lot No. 3, Block 27, section B, of Rainbow Sub-
division with residential zoning. This property is bounded about 103.44 ft north by Queens Highway and 137.02 ft. east and about
99.94, ft south of Rainbow Hill Circle, 139.91 ft. west. All utilities and services available.

Lot No. 15, Block 10, Winton Heights Appraisal: $171,440
All that lot of vacant land having an area of 17,144 sq. ft of the subdivision known as Winton Heights situated in the Eastern District
of New Providence, Bahamas. This property is retangular in shape and zoned multi-family single family.
This property is about 230 ft. west of Sassoon Drive and is about the third lot on the north side of Hill Side Road

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Marsh Harbour Town Comm. 2 Apr 08
Administrator Cephas Cooper had in-
vited Mr. Drexel Williams, Abaco's new
engineer with the Ministry for Works, to
meet the Town Committee members. Al-
though he had been on Abaco only one
week, he had begun an aggressive program
of cleaning the town drains and patching
Administrator Cooper advised that
$125,000 in capital funding had been re-
ceived for Council to disburse to the three
towns. After prior commitments by Coun-
cil, Marsh Harbour will get $25,000 for
capital use, as will the other two town-
Chairman Yvonne Key expressed a de-
sire to install a traffic light at the intersec-
tion of Don MacKay Boulevard and Crock-
ett Drive. Committee members agreed to
this. Lights have been in storage for sev-
eral years, and they will be looked at to
see if any additional items are needed.
Councillors Yvonne Key and Lowell Al-
bury will meet with Works Engineer Dex-
ter Williams at the intersection to consider
the feasibility as the intersection is not a
true cross road. One road is offset by 50 or
more feet which may pose problems.
Two other intersections will be investi-
gated to see if traffic lights could be in-
stalled, one on the new road from the port
by M & R Groceries and Crockett Drive
and another one at the intersection of Don

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tLa More Local Government at Work

MacKay Boulevard and the S.C. Bootle
Highway. If full traffic lights are not fea-
sible, flashing red stop and yellow caution
signals may be considered.
It was suggested that Marsh Harbour
initiate a traffic regulation allowing a turn
left on red after stopping at the present
traffic light to expedite traffic. [This paral-
lels the turn-right-on-red allowed in Flori-
da.] It was said that this might be possible,
but there are several steps that must first
be negotiated. That would be similar to
the specific law applicable in Hope Town
which prohibits motorized traffic beyond
the Methodist Church.
Town Planning Cent Abaco 8 Apr 08
Thirty-four applications are on the agen-
da with an estimated construction value of
$5.7 million. Most are residential in nature.
Sapodilly's has applied to rebuild an 800-
square-foot bar and grill with open decks
on their site where the original Sapodilly's
burned down last August.
Central Abaco Dist. Council 9 April 08
Councillors considered hiring a man
two days a week to clean trash along the
S.C. Bootle Highway on the approaches to
the present dump where debris constantly
accumulates. The Marsh Harbour clean-
up crew often clean the verges from Don
MacKay Boulevard to the dump entrance.
Long term efforts to resolve dump issues
are stymied by the impending opening of
the new landfill beyond Spring City which
is two years behind schedule and due to
become operational soon. At that time the

present dump will be closed.
Three staff members from Abaco Cen-
tral High School had earlier asked to plead
to Council for funding assistance to build a
woodworking building at the school. They
made their presentation for a 28-foot by
40-foot wood frame building on a concrete
slab. They requested funding for the ma-
terials as the PTA, contractors associated
with the school, parents and students in the
woodworking class would provide the la-
bour. Councillors agreed to divert $15,000
from their budget for the materials.
Central Abaco Council 14 April 08
A illegally constructed Haitian house in
the Mud by the basketball court had earlier
been condemned and cut all around by a
chain saw. Although it remains standing
feebly, it was felt that this posed a danger
to the community, and it should be pulled
down. Efforts will be made to find a truck

or tractor large enough to collapse the
Burglar bars were earlier requested for
the Abaco Central High School due to con-
stant vandalism. Councillors had recently
directed $15,000 for a shop building and
decided the school could decide whether
to use the money for burglar bars or the
Five thousand dollars was allocated to
assist in cleaning of the Central Abaco
Park in Murphy Town.
The new tile floor at the airport terminal
will be professionally cleaned and buffed.
Whether to engage this service on a regular
basis will be left to the new council which
will be formed in July.
Councillors discussed strategies and re-
ceived advice from Administrator Cooper
to facilitate the removal of the junk cars on
the road to Spring City.

Linda Randall Concert Uplifting to Attendees

By Samantha V. Evans
On April 4th Special Touch Unisex Sa-
lon held its second annual benefit event
in aid of Sybil's House and the comple-
tion of the playground for Central Abaco
Primary School. The event was held at
Grace Baptist Church. Linda Randal was
the main performer with performances by
New Direction and the Dawkins Sisters.
Mrs. Randal's husband, Michael Randal,
and her backup singers were also pres-
ent for this event who amazed everyone

in attendance. Mrs. Randal is definitely a
humble woman as she sang some of her
famous songs. Song after song she sang
as she felt right at home on Abaco. Jackie
Robins stated that even though the church
was nearly packed, she was extremely dis-
appointed because only five persons from
the school and PTA Board attended which
she described as terrible! For those persons
who missed her performance, Linda Ran-
dall will be in concert once again on Abaco
in May 2009.


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Eleuthera Vacant Property
North Eleuthera Heights, Eleuthera Appraisal $41,275.00
Lot #20 approximately 11,200 sq. ft. and bounded on north by Early Settler Drive and south by Deal Investment Ltd. This is single
family zoning and 50 ft. above sea level. This site encompasses a foundation with plumbing and roughing in place and well compacted
quarry fill. The concrete floor has not been poured as yet. The foundation is 2,511 sq. ft. Lot # 20 situated 1/5 miles eastwardly of
the Bluff Settlement The said lot is vacant and on a hill overlooking the Atlantic Ocean

Lot. I 10B, Palmetto Point Appraisal: $72,000
All that piece, parcel or lot of vacant land containing 9,000 and being lot No. I OB situated north of Ingraham's Pond and easterly of
Palmetto Point, on the Island of Eleuthera, one of the islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, and is bounded and abutting as
follow: on the north by Lot No. 3B and running thereon for a distance of 90 ft; on the East by Lot No, Il B and running thereon for a
distance of 100 ft.; on the south by a 20 ft wide road reservation and running thereon 90 ft on the west by Lot No. 9B running thereon
for a distance of 100 ft, the said lot is overgrown with shrubs and is in close proximity to a white sandy beach. This neighbourhood
is zoned residential development and is quiet and peaceful with a topography of approximately 50 ft and because of this there is no
danger of flooding. The area is approximately 80 percent developed with all utilities and services available.
Mutton Fish Point, North Eleuthera Appraisal: $51,421.00
Al the piece, parcel or lot of vacant land containing 44,714 sq. ft, and designated E which forms a portion of land known as "Mutton
Fish Point" situated about two miles northwestward of the settlement of Gregory Town on the Island of Eleuthera, one of islands of
the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, and is bounded and abutting as follows: Northwardly by the land now or formerly the property
of Coridon Ltd. and running thereon for a distance of 393.13 feet outwardly by a 30' wide road reservation and running thereon
for a distance of 402.57 ft eastward by the main Queen's Highway and running thereon for a distance of 109.73 ft; westwardly by
land now or formerly the property of Caridon Limited and running thereon for a distance of 110.75 ft. This property having an area
of approximately 44.714 sq. ft. This neighbourhood is zoned commercial/residential development and is quiet, peaceful and has a
topography of approximately 2 ft. with all utilities and services available.
Mutton Fish Point North Eleuthera Appraisal: $51,421.00
All that piece, parcel or tract of land containing one acre situated about 2 miles northwest of the settlement of Gregory Town on the
island of Eleuthera, one of the islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas and is bounded and abutting as follows; Northwesterly
by the main Queens Highway and is running thereon for a distance of 125.462 feet northwestward by the land now or formerly the
property of Coridon Limited, and running thereon for a distance of 390.274 ft southwestwardly by a 30' wide road reservation and
running thereon for a distance of 128,128 ft Southeastwardly by the lend now or formerly the property of the Vendor and running
thereon for a distance of 322.955 ft This property having area of approximately 44,847.76 sq ft. This eighbourhood Is zoned commercial
development end is quiet and peaceful with a topography of approximately 2 ft, with all utilities and services available This lot is vacant
land and is located In the area known an "Mutton Fish Point"

Eleuthera Vacant Property

Mutton Fish Point, North Eleuthera Appraisal $51,276.00
All that place, parcel or lot of vacant land and improvements containing approximately 44,587 sq,. ft, and designated 'F' which forms
a portion of land known as "Mutton Fish Point" situated about two miles northwestward of the settlement of Gregory Town on the
Island of Eleuthera, one of the islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, and bounded and abutting as follows:- Northwardly by
the land now or formerly the property of Coridon Limited, and running thereon for a distance of 383.56 ft; southwardly by land now
or formerly the property of Caridon Limited and running thereon for a distance of 393.19 ft, eastwardly by the main Queen's Highway
and running thereon for a distance of 113.40 ft, westwardly by land now or formerly the property of Coridon Limited and running
thereon for a distance of 113.40 ft This neighbourhood is zoned commercial / residential development and is quiet, peaceful and has
a topography of approximately 2 ft with all utilities and services available.

Exuma Vacant Property

Island Harbour Beach, Exuma Appraisal: $80,000
All that parcel or lot of vacant land containing 10,000 (80'x 100') sq. ft. being lot No. 9, Block 2, Island Harbour Beach Subdivision
situated the western most portion of the Hermitage Estate, Little Exuma, Bahamas. The property is located on an unpaved road
known as Stocking Road. The property also has a commanding view of the ocean.
Island Harbour Beach, Exuma Appraisal: $80,000
All that parcel or lot of vacant land containing 10,000 (80'x 100') sq. ft. being lot No. 9, Block 2, Island Harbour Beach Subdivision
situated the western most portion of the Hermitage Estate, Little Exuma, Bahamas. The property is located on an unpaved road
known as Stocking Road. The property also has a commanding view of the ocean.

Abaco Vacant Property
Blackwood, Abaco Appraisal: $219, 354.40
All that lot of land having an area of approximately 258,064 sq. ft. This property is yet to reach its highest and best use. It is
ideally suited to single or multi-family development as is the nature of surrounding properties within the community. The
site may also serve well as a commercial site as the area remains un-zoned the property remains largely in its original state. It
is covered with low brush and broad leaf coppice vegetation interspersed with broad strands of mature yellow pine indigenous to the
area. The property is well drained and represents no immediate flooding danger under normal conditions. The subject property is vacant
and is situated at the southeastern entrance of the community of Blackwood, Abaco. The property is undivided and comprises
approximately 6 acres of a larger tract of land of approximately 26 acres.

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Abaco Produces Top Rated Onions

By Samantha V. Evans
Abaco Agricultural Co-operative Soci-
ety has produced a high quality stock of
onions that is of far better quality than
those imported from other parts of the
world. President of the Co-operative, Mr.
Augustine Williams, stated that they would
like to see the government agree to subsi-
dize the crops that local farmers produce
so that The Bahamas can become self suf-
ficient and farmers can begin to make a
living from the crops they produce. Based
on data received from the Ministry of Ag-
riculture, Mr. Williams stated that only
10-12 percent of the onions consumed are
grown in the Bahamas. Now that there is a
healthy stock growing here on Abaco, The
Bahamas has a great opportunity to benefit

Abaco farmers are having great success in
They are shown here with some all ready
5/,i here is Mr. Augustine Williams, Presid
Cooperative, and Ty Gedeon.

from these crops since onion farmers have
proven that they can be self sufficient. The
local farmers see this as an opportunity for
The Bahamas to begin an import/export
business utilizing the onions now being
The onions being harvested by Ty
Gedeon and Lenny Etienne were planted
in late fall of last year. Both farmers have
the option to sell their crops locally and
in the capital but prefer selling their crops
locally to minimize the cost. Even though
Andros is still the largest producer of on-
ions, Abaco is now coming on stream as an
additional producer of onions. The onions
produced by Gedeon are jaquar onions.
This is his second year growing onions and
now he has two acres dedicated only to on-
ion harvesting. He can
harvest 400-500 bags
of onions per acre at a
price of $30 each bag.
At this rate, Gedeon
can see himself har-
vesting 800-1000 bags
each year easily.
Now that farmers
can achieve such suc-
cess harvesting onions,
Mr. Williams does not
see the need for the Ba-
hamas to continue im-
porting onions when on
Abaco they are growing
beautiful, rich tasting
onions that can grow
as big as two pounds
each. This information
to go to market. is very important espe-
dent of the Abaco cially since the Direc-
tor of Agriculture says

that the onions imported from South Amer-
ica taste bad and have a bitter taste when
cooked while the local ones are fresh be-
cause no chemicals are used to grow them,
according to Mr. Williams.
Mr. Etienne, the top farmer in the co-
operative, will harvest his onions in May
with a crop called nun-150. He will also
try an experiment planting onions out of
the regular season to see if they will come
to term and reap him a good harvest. If
this experiment is successful, then there
will be no end to the amount of onions the
Abaco Co-operative can produce. Present-
ly, Mr. Etienne caters to the local market
but if he has any surplus, he ships them

to stores in Nassau. It is the hope of the
Abaco Agricultural Co-operative Society
that the Ministry of Agriculture will seize
the opportunity to support the local farmers
across the Bahamas so that we can become
a self sufficient nation with the ability to
feed ourselves and the millions of guests
who visit our shores annually.

Road Safety
Is Everyone's

Congratulations to
Joseph and Unamae Sawyer
of Coopers Town, Abaco, now residing in Spring City near Marsh Harbour,
Joseph and Unamae celebrated their forty-eigth wedding anniversary on the
twenty-first day of April, 2008.
Brother Joseph and Elder Unamae attribute their success of their marriage to
the saying "The family who prays together stays -ogetner,"
Sis, Unamae and Brother Joseph Sawyer grew up in Coopers Town Church
of God, where they both worshipped as young people and went to Sunday
School twice on Sunday at 9:45am and at 3:00pm,
Bro, Saywer and Sis, Unamae Sawyer worship now at First Assembly of God In
Marsh Harbour. We thank God for our Superintendent Rev, Patrick Paul, who
has and still is putting lots of emphasis on prayer for all the churches of the
Assemblies of God in the Bahamas and Turks and Caicos. May God con-
tinue to bless him and his family as he leads the assembly to another
level, God bless you brother. Sis Unamae and myself thank you for all your
encouragement and for being a good .:nepherd who cares for his sheep,
We would also like to thank all In the Assembly of God who has helped us along the way
of the cross. Also Bro. Rev, Cecil Forbes and Sis. Louis Forbes, Rev. Stafford Symonette and
Lucy Symonefte, Pastor Elect Dieon Gibson and Sis Gibson, Rev. Robert Cornea and Sis,
Phyllis, Pastor Keith Evans and Pastor Una Evans. Bro. Daniel Sawyer, Bro. Brady Lowe, Pastor
B. Sands, Cherokee, Pastor Carlton Dorsette and Sister Dorsette, Pastor Erskin Wells, Sandy
Point Assembly. Minister Henson and Sister Henson of our Bible School. Pastor Lockhart,
Freeport Assembly, Pastor Irine Russell of Nassau. Pastor Roland Swain of Murphy Town, Pas-
tor Coapland Morley of Dundas Town, Pastor Silbert Mills of Friendship Tabernacle Church,
Bishop Clifford Henfield of Grace Baptist Church, Minister Florence Sawyer, Minister Curtis
Cooper, Minister Clint Laroda, Minister Gary Hudson, Deacon Loel Edgecombe, Pastor Ler-
nis Cornish of Church of God, Marsh Harbour, Pastor David Cartwright of Marsh
Harbour Gospel Chapel, Pastor Benjamin of New Visions Church and all the members of
First Assembly of God, Marsh Harbour and the five board members.
We love you all and thankyou. Continue to pray for us!



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Social Services showed

video at many schools
By Samantha V. Evans tinue to tell them until they listen, or tell
In an effort to prevent sexual abuse and someone else maybe the police, a teacher
to encourage disclosure, the Department of or the school counselor. After the video
Social Services showed a video to students Mrs. Salomie Gibson and Mrs. Sandy Ed-
of grades three and four at schools across wards asked the students questions about
Abaco to further educate them about sexual the video to ensure that they understood it.
abuse and the danger of keeping this act a The schools where this video was shown
secret from authority figures and their par- were Central Abaco Primary School, Man-
ents. Sexual abuse has been defined as acts O-War Primary, Agape Christian School,
of sexual assault on and the sexual exploi- Amy Roberts Primary, Guana Cay Prima-
tation of minors. The children learned that ry, J.A. Pinder Primary, Crossing Rocks
their bodies are special and that no one has Primary, Cooper's Town Primary, Fox
the right to touch them, especially in a bad Town Primary, Treasure Cay Primary and
way. The video characters told them that Cherokee Primary. This video viewing was
whenever they are hurt by anyone, they part of the activities planned for Child Pro-
should report it to someone they can trust. tection Month under the theme Educate,
If the person does not listen, they must con- Inform-Child Abuse is Wrong.

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Picture and 4 lines $25
Additional lines at $2 per line
Display classified $18 per column
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Call 242-367-2677 Fax 242-367-3677

BAHAMAS VACATIONS 100+ private Out
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Central Pines 2 bedroom fully furnished
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dential community. No pets or children under
13 allowed. Serious inquiries only. Available
May 5. 458-1166
Hope Town Specialist. A collection of upscale
homes with pools, private docks, etc., ideal
for special occasions, reunions, honeymoons.
Hope Town Hideaways 242-366-0224 or hope-
Marsh Harbour Regattas condo upscale
1,150 sq. ft. 2 bed 2 bath beachfront apartment.
Quality built interior, modern, luxury amenities.
$2,800 p/m. Call 367-5046
Marsh Harbour Townhouse, new, large 2 bed,
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car and boat rentals. Available April 30. Only
$1500/ month. Call 359-6455 or 362-1021

Marsh Harbour 1 bed/ 1 bath house for rent,
central A/C, fenced yard, newly built. $700/
month, first, last and security. Call 357-6561
Sweetings Village, Marsh Harbour, 2 bed/
1 bath apartments, both fully furnished with
central air, washer & dryer. Water included.
Call Lynn Dames 242-577-6571

Elbow Cay's Best Houses and Land, rentals
and sales, Hope Town Hideaways. Call 242-
366-0224 or fax 242-366-0434. On the internet
at www.hopetown.com
Elbow Cay lot Dorros Cove, deeded dock slip
at Tahiti Beach. Panoramic views. $279,900
Net. Call Steve at 770-331-8197

Man-O-War 8 acres sea to sea, 4 cottages, will
divide. 100 ft. dock, 800 ft water front. Contact
242-357-6700 or 772-321-5613

Marsh Harbour Townhouse triplex, large,
1500 sf. each, harbour view, 2 bedrm, 2 1/2
bath with a study, large attic, jacuzzi, in heart
of beautiful Marsh Harbour's tourist district,
across from large resort hotel and marina and
close to all restaurants, nightlife, car and boat
rentals. Units have weekly rental income pot
ential and long term executive rental income
possibilities. Great investment. $730,000 gross.
Call 359-6455 or 362-1021 or 376-2252
Marsh Harbour, Duplex in Cove Estates, 3
bed/ 1.5 bath w/ pool, 1 B/1 B Fully furnished.
$300,000 OBO Ph. 577-0171, 367-5867
Scotland Cay Private island with runway golf
carts, spa, pool table, internet, TV, fireplace.
Turnkey. Bruce Burgess cell 954 632 4966,
home 954 566 6096, Details at www.summer-
Sweeting Village 1 lot. $60,000 Ph 577-0171
or 367-5897 night only
Treasure Cay comer golf lot, approx 10,000
sq. ft. $48,000 gross. Phone 359-6455 or 362-
1021 or 376-2252
Treasure Cay lot, on the golf course, mins.
away from a white sandy beach. Zoned for
single or multi-family. $55,000 net. 242-362-
Treasure Cay beautiful one-bedroom ground
level condo, marina view, completely redeco-
rated and fully furnished, heated pool, tennis
courts, new hurricane shutters. $195,000 705-
295-6141 templeman@nexicom.net
Turtle Rocks lot 1 minute from beach. 17,000
sq. ft. $58,000 gross. Call 359-6455 or 362-
1021 or 376-2252

Turtle Rocks 2.5 acres, road to sea. South of
Leisure Lee between Marsh Harbour and Trea-
sure Cay. 148' of shoreline with views across
the Sea of Abaco to the Atlantic Ocean, Whale
Cay and Great Guana Cay. Electric, phone and
cable at site. $435,000 net. 242-365-8862 or
Waterfront property 3 acres just north of
Cooper's Town, electricity available. $175,000
Call1 9A4-9ti-10O91

West Palm Beach Whitehall Condos 2 bed-
rooms, 2 full baths, end unit, gated community
near Palm Beach Mall. Tel 242-393-2553, Fax
242-393-7225 Email: fleegle@coralwave.com
Delray Beach, Florida Spacious 2/2 villa
with garage in super Delray Beach location
with maintenance-free yard and tropical gar-
den. Complete with storm shutters. Enjoy this
family and pet friendly community with pool
& tennis. Choice buy at $179,900. Call Diane
Clark (561) 394-0303
Your One Stop Shopping Mall for real estate on
Abaco and the entire Bahamas

May 1 2008

Fidelity awards regular customer
Fidelity Financial in Marsh Har- -
bour ran a promotion with Western / (
Union to allow customers who sent
or received money with their West-
ern Union card to be eligible to
win cash back in monthly drawings
throughout The Bahamas. A recent
drawing was held in Marsh Har-
bour on March 5th and awarded
the cash back prize to Mr. Elmor
Bongon. Mr. Bongon uses Western
Union regularly and appreciates
the fast, reliable service the money
centreprovides to its customers. He
is shown here collecting his win-
ning cash certificate from Kimberly
Roberts. The grand prize drawing
was in Nassau in April and the win-
ner received $1,000 cash back.

Scavaging will be

eliminated at new landfill

The Marsh Harbour dump attracts scavagers. The new landfill will for-
bid anyone wandering through the dump as big equipment will be cov-
ering up the trash and mashing it down. Any recycling will have to be
done prior to being placed in the cell at the landfill.

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

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

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

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

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

New Vision Ministries

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

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

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

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

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

business service




Marble Granite Ceramic
Porcelain Mud Work Kitchens
Bathrooms Entire Home
Larry LowE
Cell : 477-5966
Office : 367-0630

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

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

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

S imcoc jcwcllcrs
Fine Repairs to Jewellery Watches
SAntique Clocks Barometers
Music Boxes Instruments
and other fine mechanisms
Derek Albury 367-3098
A Memorial Plaza, Marsh Harbour

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

Commercial & Residential Repairs
The Small Job Specialist
577.1690 Marus

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

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

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May 1 2008 The Abaconian

Car is towed away at Crossing Be.

The traffic situation at the ferry dock at Crossing Beach is chaotic. Many people are find-
ing their cars towed away when they have parked in area not designated for parking. The
problem continues to deteriorate as more and more people use the ferries. Suggestions
are being made for moving the ferries to an area with more parking.


Don Mackay Blvd MUCH MORE
R < e rA b a c o
pet Tel: 367.0546 *Cell: 458.1257
Proprieto CLMrhHror AtS~ NJ~SAIGSO AE8NJ

Section B Page 27

ach Potholes are being fixed

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Within days of his arrival on Abaco, the new engineer with the Ministry of Works, Mr.
Drexel Williams, had a crew out patching potholes and cleaning drains. His crew has
raised manholes to keep them from being a danger to traffic. He will be advising on
drainage solutions as the new terminal at the airport is being planned.


*Can chip up to 18 inch limbs sla d ,
Perfect for clearing lots island me4 ov,
Located in Hope Town, but can
be transported anywhere in Abaco Call Gavin Daniell
Quotes available

Tel: 366.0713 Cell: 458.1030

ImIodboale ICiU IlUV LIO llI lLB

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

For all your vertical and mini-blind needs
contact Sidney Albury at 367-2091 or 367-2031.
Sales and Service

Established Marsh Harbour company is taking
applications for the following positions:
1. Receptionist/ Reservations Clerk/ Point
of Sale Cashier applicant must possess
good organizational skills, be fully computer
literate and have experience in dealing with
the public. High school diploma required and
a minimum of 5 BGCSE's including English
and mathematics.
2. Accountant/ Administrative Assistant -
applicant should have a minimum of five years
experience in the areas of public accounting,
internal auditing and business administration
with the ability to thrive in an environment
of pressing deadlines and constantly changing
conditions. Applicant must possess excellent
written and oral communication skills as well
as computer proficiency.
Interested perons should fax resumes and
references to 242-367-3256 or call 242-367-
2266 for further information.
Chef for upscale cafe, breakfast/lunch.
Serious inquiries only. Call 367-0497

Real Estate Services Coordinator
This career opportunity will create and execute
administrative and personal services for the
Resort's Real Esatate and Resort Clients. It
requires a flexible work schedule, superior
communication and planning skills plus
attention to detail. Prior experience in resorts
or hotels is essential. Applicants may send their
confidential resume to the following address:
Mr. Bob Kramm COO / GM
Abaco Beach Resort & Boat Harbour Marina
P.O. Box AB 20669
Marsh Harbour, Abaco
Food and Beverage Manager
This career opportunity requires strong,
experienced, leadership, training and
communication skills. Primary responsibilities
include progressive service and hospitality
standard setting with cost control and revenue
building capabilities. Bahamian national
preferred. Applicants should send resumes with
salary requirement to the following address:
Mr. Bob Kramm COO / GM
Abaco Beach Resort & Boat Harbour Marina
P.O. Box AB 20669
Marsh Harbour, Abaco

5-ton A/C unit, must see to appreciate. $3000
ONO Ph 367-0254

Heavy Equipment Business for sale with great
potential. Call 225-4575/ 367-5198/ 554-8880

Golf carts: 2 2001 Club Car electric $2700,
5 1999 Club Car gas $3500. Please call 365-

24' Super Boat, 2006, 225 Ficht ram injec-
tion Evinrude, 230 hrs. 5.5 knots. Excel-
lent condition. $16,000 OBO Ph. 551-5720

LU i777 l tjUlaLUl 1 Wmill ..IIJJ l VllnlUUC
ETEC motors. 1 year old, very low hours, 2
years left on warranty. T-top with outriggers,
rocket launcher seat, hydraulic steering, fresh
and saltwater washdown, livewell, trim tabs,
VHF radio, running lights, DUTY PAID. Fast,
smooth, exceptionally dry ride. Surprisingly
good on gas. Great for fishing or family cruis-
ing. $56,000. Call Jeff 366-0282

28' Trawler Molly, 230 HP diesel, 1300 en-
gine hrs, Aluminum Marine Grade, Raymarine
Auto-Pilote, GPS, WSM 300 and Plotter C 80
(Bahamas), much more. US $55,000 Ask Keith
Albury 365-6006

32' Scarab Sportfish, twin 225 Optimax,
new depth finder & GPS, autopilot, stereo &
VHF, custom T-top w/ Top Gun outriggers,
Mint Condition. $69,900 Call Al at 367-0672
or Dane at 367-2697
36' Catalina Sailboat 1986. Good condition,
located on Abaco. DUTY PAID $30,000 561-
249 -4282 See pics at abacokayak.com

4.' Aluminumn nun crawnisning ooat, 5uuu
lb. freezer, Caterpillar 3208, 8KW genera-
tor, stabilizers, A/C, sleeps 7. $35,000 Call

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The Abaconian May 1 2008

Dramatic views over the Atlantic This 10,069 sq. ft. hilltop lot is set
Ocean, the golf course and club- within the tranquil residential corn-
house, and superb elevations set munity of The Abaco Ocean Club.
the scene for this generously sized Ideally located nearby the commu-
1.1 acre hilltop lot. nity dock and beach.
$2,350,000. Ref. AS1 0817 $95,000. Ref. AS10964

Elbow Cay
Well protected, 20,000 sq. ft. lot in
the quiet Buttonwood Subd. Just
moments away from the community
dock offering perfect dockage for
your runabout.
$135,000. Ref. PS1 0629

Beautiful 8 acre parcel on pristine
Basin Harbour Cay perfect for a se-
cluded getaway or an eco-resort if
purchased and combined with adja-
cent 9+ acre tract
$249,000. Ref. PS10700


Picture perfect 8,709 sq. ft. lot in
tranquil Little Point. Near the beach
with superb views of the Atlantic and
Hope Town's candy-striped light-
$120,000. Ref. PS10614

Lovely 10,489 sq. ft. homesite in the Last chance to obtain a homesite in
quiet Abaco Ocean Club. Just steps the prestigious and gated Great
to the Western shoreline and a short Abaco Club. This 7,630 sq. ft. canal
walk or golf cart ride to the commu- lot has easy access to pool, tennis
nity dock. courts, and beach.
$89,000. Ref. AS1 0969 $350,000. Ref. AS10731

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

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

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