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Publication Date: September 15, 2008
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Hanna brushes past Abaco

Tropical Storm Hanna produced winds and rain but minimal damage

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I One of the areas that flooded from the rainfall of Tropical Storm Hanna was the Marsh Harbour International Airport. The entire
ramp area around the main terminal was flooded. The runway itself was not flooded. The planes that came in during the morning of
September 5 had to use the facilities at Cherokee Air. It was not flooded as it was built on higher ground. Most scheduled air service
was quite limited on both September 4 and 5. Cherokee Air provides full service for aircraft including Customs and Immigration.

Tropical Storm Hanna crossed the At-
lantic for days, then wandered aimlessly off
the north coast of Haiti and in the Southern
Bahamas for many more days while every-
one watched. Weathermen speculated as to
the direction it would take and the strength
of its winds when it got moving again. The
Northern Bahamas including Abaco was
the prime area for its forward move.
In anticipation of this residents and busi-
ness people took many precautions, pre-
paring their homes and businesses for the
eventual landfall of this storm. Residents
are fully aware of the need to prepare and
they were not going to be caught unpre-
pared: Hurricanes Floyd and Irene in 1999
with a great deal of damage caused by
Floyd and one death by Irene, Hurricanes
Francis and Jeanne in 2004 with flooding
from rain water with one and salt water
with the other, and Wilma in 2005 with
more flooding have left well learned les-
sons that everyone must batten down.
However, when the Tropical Storm Han-
Please see Hanna Page 2

By Samantha V. Evans
No one expects to be in a position where
they will need an attorney but if they do, it
is very difficult for many persons to afford
the fee for legal service. On August 15 at
the Magistrate's Court in Marsh Harbour
four lawyers from the Etienne Dupuch
Law School visited Abaco to host a Legal
Aid Clinic. This clinic is a part of the law

school's outreach program and is subsi-
dized by the law school. This is their first
time on Abaco but they realize that there
is a great demand for this type of service
here. Attorney Damian Robinson stated
that many people cannot afford a lawyer
to assist them so they offer this reduced
Please see Legal Aid Page 13

Educational forum for

teachers began school year

JiiOL waLUt U

The Abaco school year began with an island-wide education forum for all teachers and
administrators. Keynote speaker was the Minister of Educaion, the Hon. Carl Bethel,
who congratulated S.C. Bootle High School for having 97 percent of its ninth grade
students taking the national BJC examination make a grade of C or higher in math.
Sin,,i here are Mr. Cephas Cooper, Senior Administrator for Central Abaco; Mr.
Bethel; Mr. Huel Moss, Principal of S.C. Bootle High School; Mrs. Lenora Black,
Superintendent of Schools for Abaco; Mr. Lionel Sands, Director of Education; Mr.
David Persaud and Mr. Roodatram Kawalram, the two math teachers responsible for
the outstanding BJC grades.
By Samantha V. Evans school year which started on September
Teachers returned to the classroom
on August 25th to prepare for the new Pleasesee orum Page20

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Abaco prepared for tropical storm

Hanna From Page 7
na came, it had winds of only 65 mph and
skirted the length of Abaco 40 to 50 miles
offshore to the east which kept the worst
winds away from the island. Hanna was a
very large storm and Abaco experienced
winds for several days prior to and one
day after its passing. The worst winds and
heavy rains were during the early morning
hours of September 1 as it passed by.
Although it was a nuisance, the residents
are thankful that Hanna was not worse and
most people fared well.
Preparations were also made knowing
that a much more powerful storm was ap-
proaching. Hurricane Ike was following
the same path as Hanna but was much
more threatening. For a while the winds
were 145 mph which would have been dev-
astating, even with preparation. Although
Ike passed through the Southern Bahamas,
Abaco was, thankfully, spared its disas-
trous winds.

Winds blew for several day prior to and after
of Tropical Storm Hanna. Although the storm
than a nuisance, the residents know that it co
up intensity and been a major disaster.

Hanna left many Abaco
communities flooded
By Samantha V. Evans
After much speculation as to the dangers
that Tropical Storm Hanna would bring,
many residents of Dundas Town and Mur-
phy Towns found the flood waters almost
to their doorsteps as this storm dropped
nearly three inches of rain in their com-
munities. As I drove along the streets of
Dundas Town and Murphy Towns on the
morning of September 5th many persons
had water right up to their doors to the
point that they had to drive their vehicles
up to the house in order to avoid getting
wet as they went in or out.
Some phone lines were also knocked out
due to the excessive rain, lightening, and
thunder. Batelco officials could not say
when the phone service would be entirely
restored. However, the technicians spent
most of Friday assessing the damages but
at that time they were concerned about the
possibility of Hurricane Ike affecting Aba-
co. They did not think that
service would be restored
until after this danger-
ous hurricane passed The
Bahamas. Finally, there
were some fallen limbs in
the street but not much de-
bris which made clean-up
quite easy.
In Marsh Harbour,
however, there was not
much flooding and many
businesses were able to
open for business the next
er the passing day including banks, gov-
Swas not more ernment offices, grocery
9uld have built stores, convenient stores
and beauty salons.

By Jennifer Hudson
I write this as Hurricane Hanna makes
its way slowly towards Abaco. The sound
of circular saws and hammering fills the air
as people board up their homes ready for
the storm. For many people, though, much
of their lives is spent on the water and so
there are also boats to consider. Many
people earn their living from the boating
industry and so they have to secure their
business and their livelihood. Boatyards
and marinas are a hive of activity as every-
one goes into full gear to secure millions
of dollars worth of boats and equipment
against the onslaught of wind and water.
"The Moorings/Sunsail which owns a
fleet of 41 luxury yachts anchored at the

Conch Inn Marina always begins prepar-
ing in ample time as they have such a large
task ahead and want to have everything se-
cured early in order for their staff to have
enough personal time to prepare their own
homes," stated Samantha Cornish, Opera-
tions Manager. As soon as Hanna was a
named tropical threat, staff began taking
down sails and removing anything that
could fly such as barbeque grills and cush-
ions. They then began taking their yachts
to a 'hurricane hole' at Leisure Lee.
"Most of the yachts can get in there. But
if all cannot fit, then the remainder have to
be anchored out in the harbour or secured
Please see Hanna Page 4

Central Abaco Primary School in Dundas Town is prone to the yard flooding after every
major rain. The initial design of the school did not take into account drainage and now
the students have to live with frequent flooding.

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Efforts were make to protect vulnerable boats

Hanna From Page 2
on a mooring ball," informed Ms. Cornish.
I asked her when I spoke with her on Mon-
day September 1, four days before Hanna
was predicted to hit Abaco, if there were
still any charters out and she replied in the
affirmative. "We still have a few boats out
on charter but we are in contact with the
captains every day both in the morning and
afternoon. If we know there is going to be
a direct hit, then we get them in and off the
island as quickly as possible," she stated.
The Marsh Harbour Boat Yard is anoth-
er place which is full of activity as a hurri-
cane approaches. On an average in full time
storage they have 72 trailer boats, 41 boats
in slips and 10 large boats 31 feet and up
in part time storage. When I contacted the
boat yard four days before Hanna was due,
I spoke to an office assistant as all of the

workers were out busy securing the boats.
"Our job is to see that all of the boats are
secured. We do not leave any boats in the
water, they are all brought up on land," she
stated. "Some are blocked and some put on
boat stands. We tie them down, remove the
Bimini tops, take the plastic windows off,
make sure that all the plugs are out and ask
the customers to secure their fishing rods
and cushions. The boat yard is cleared of
any debris."
The Marsh Harbour Boat Yard is also
committed to hauling out the boats belong-
ing to Abaco Tug and Transport and secur-
ing two of Albury's Ferry boats. "These
large boats are always the last to be dealt
with," stated the assistant.
Capt Cyril Roker of the Port Authority,
encourages all boats to find shelters so that
only a few small cargo boats are tied up at
the government freight dock. "Patti Toler,

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Boats had to be secured for Tropical Storm Hanna. Many were hauled which is the most
secure way. But bigger boats had to tied off, allowing slack for the extreme highs and
lows that we experience during storm tides. These are in a slip in the harbour of Marsh

The Mud area of Marsh Harbour flooded but many residents escaped having water inside
their houses. There is a danger of diseases from the standing water because of the lack

of sanitary facilities in the area.
operator of the Cruisers' Net, advises boat-
ers where to go to be safe," he said. "The
Duke of Topsail will stay in port if it is
only a tropical storm but in the case of a
hurricane it would go into the Man-O-War
Channel as it is best to ride out a hurricane
at sea," stated Capt. Roker. "The other
big boats will vacate the area, the Legacy
staying at Coral Harbour in Nassau and the
Legend in the United States."
Capt. Roker also stated that they try to
get all the containers off the Port property.
Shippers are asked to move their contain-
ers out and most of the Tropical containers
are shipped back to the United States. The
Port Authority buildings are protected in
the usual way with shutters at the windows
and computers secured.
At the Boat Harbour Marina at Abaco
Beach Resort preparations for the impend-
ing hurricane were completed in good
time. Approximately 20 boats between
32 and 80 feet in length will ride out the

storms there. "Boaters are advised, if
possible, to remove their boats, but for
those that stay management reserves the
right to retie the boats," stated General
Manager, Mr. Bob Kramm. "We move
the boats to larger, safer slips where they
will be very safe and able to withstand
long and serious storms. Plastic is placed
over all of the power pedestals and the
power in the water is disengaged for safe-
ty," he stated.
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Government and private businesses prepared

Hanna From Page 4
The boat rental companies were all
securing their fleets the best way they
could which involved taking them out of
the water if possible. Jonathan Sweeting
of Rich's Boat Rentals on Pelican Shores
sounded very calm. "We take all of our
boats out of the water and block them up
but at this time of the year most of our 25
rental boats are already out of the water
as it is 'dead time,' out of season so it is
not a big job for us. The boats are nor-
mally secured on the land by the marina.
But if there is a very bad hurricane ap-
proaching, then they are trailered to more
sheltered land near the Sweeting's tract
on the Airport Road," he explained.
Troy Cornea of Blue Wave Rentals
was finding it more of a problem to se-
cure his 12 rental boats and six or eight
marina boats. He was busy out on the
dock with his assistants so his mother
who runs the office spoke with me. "It is

like a jigsaw of lines out there,' she said.
"Unfortunately, there is nowhere to pull
the boats up. We do not like any boats to
be left here so most captains take their
boats over to Man-O-War (to be hauled
out). But there are some which stay here
for from four to six months of the year
whose owners are away. We hope for the
best for those that are left. They are tied
with extra ropes and we only put boats in
every other slip. All of the stuff around
the marina, which there is a lot of, is
moved and secured. The rental boats
are put on trailers and taken to our other
yard opposite Snappas. It is a big job,"
said Mrs. Cornea. "After Hurricane
Jeanne we had five boats all jumbled up
together and two on the dock. One had
gone through the plywood on the door of
the office, so we had three feet of water
inside and lost all our paper work. We
hope we will fare better this time," she

The road in the area of the new port facility in Marsh Harbour flooded. This vehicle.
approaching the Coffey Cemetery.

By Jennifer Hudson
Whenever a hurricane or tropical storm
is traveling in the direction of Abaco, Su-
perintendent Gary Smith of the Customs
Department monitors it carefully and de-
termines when the offices need to be closed
down. The first customs offices to be closed
are Spanish Cay and Green Turtle Cay.
The week prior to the onslaught of Han-
na was a busy one for the Customs De-
partment. As Supt. Smith explained, "Two
cruise ships came into Castaway Cay back
to back within two days
as they had changed
their schedules to be
out before the storm.
These both had to be
cleared by Customs of-
"A cargo ship which
came in on the Sunday
prior to the storm was
cleared as quickly as
possible to ensure that
all food stuffs, building
materials, batteries and
other necessary hur-
ricane supplies could
be on the shelves in
the shops for last min-
ute shoppers. These
emergency items were
cleared before anything -
else. -
"It was necessary to Prior to the arr
get all of the cargo out Works personnel
of the Custom's lot. As Fire Department
much freight as pos- Boulevard in Ma
sible was cleared off in the drain assis

the dock and the remainder was secured
and put into a building. Any vehicles were
moved to higher ground.
"I attended a meeting with a shipping
company which was held to discuss plans
to bring in a ship by Tropical Shipping
on the Sunday evening between the two
storms in order to have food stores well
stocked with supplies for the next storm.
This request came from many of the gro-
Please see Hanna Page 7

*ival of Tropical Storm Hanna, Ministry of
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rsh Harbour. S,/win here is a fireman down
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Hanna From Page 6
cery store owners who had stated that their
stores were out of the basic needs.
"The airports at Treasure Cay and Marsh
Harbour were scheduled stay open as long
as possible up to 40 m.p.h. winds. After
the passage of the storm they will reopen
as soon as possible to bring in supplies and
people doing assessments.
"The Customs Department will remain
on call with certain staff in place in case
someone was still out at sea and needing to
come in," stated Supt. Smith.
Preparations at BEC
By Jennifer Hudson
Prior to the predicted passage of Hur-
ricane Hanna over Abaco, workers of The
Bahamas Electricity Corporation were
busy completing tree trimming operations
throughout the entire length of the island.

Mr. Everette Strachan, Office Manager,
spoke to me of the preparations made
by the corporation whenever a hurricane
watch is issued for the island. "Disaster
preparedness sessions are attended and
we make sure that we have adequate fuel
and all trailer sets are anchored down. We
make sure we have critical spares for re-
pairs after the hurricane especially if boats
are not traveling. There is a procedures
manual and all guidelines in the manual are
followed as set out for 72 hours, 48 hours,
36 hours and so on preceding the hurri-
cane. Community vehicles are fueled and
serviced and all rain gear, tools and first
aid kits are made ready. Shutters are put up
over any windows in the power station.
"Power is kept on as long as possible.
But once there is an interruption on a
feeder, then everything is shut down un-
til that is investigated. Previously, all ef-
forts have been made to keep the power
on as long as possible during a hurricane.

But this year talks have been underway to
shut down the power station as soon as a
Category One hurricane when winds reach
75 m.p.h. reaches the island. The reason
for this is that we don't want any damage
to the equipment which could come from
surges. The station would go into standby
mode so that although the engines would
not be distributing power to the people,
the station would still be powered up ready
to resume distribution once the storm had
passed. The manager will make the deci-
sion as to when to shut down."
School Preparations
for TS Hanna
By Jennifer Hudson
Mrs. Lenora Black, Superintendent of
Education for Abaco, stated on the day fol-
lowing the passage of Tropical Storm Han-
na over Abaco, that all schools had fared
well throughout the storm.
"All schools were well prepared as ev-
eryone sprang into action early with hur-
ricane preparations. Plans presented by
the Ministry of Education were placed in
the hands of administrators who were re-
sponsible for following through. Moore's
Island was the only school to get any wind

driven rain in through the windows which
were of the old wood type though, fortu-
nately, no major damage resulted. Most
schools now have new metal interlocking
shutters which are easy to close and are
very effective. Extra wood will be put over
the windows of the Moore's Island School
to secure them before Hurricane Ike. Then
later new metal interlocking windows
will be installed. All of the schools came
through in good condition though Treasure
Cay School has a lot of water in the yard.
"All equipment and materials were safe-
guarded. Books were removed from near
windows and all objects were removed off
floors. Electronic items such as computers
were placed safely in plastic bags and at
schools which were to be used as hurricane
shelters items were secured in boxes and
put away."
While Mrs. Black had seen quite a num-
ber of people using the Central Abaco Pri-
mary School as a hurricane shelter, she
had only noticed three persons at the high
school shelter whom she said may have
been official personnel. Everything looked
to be in order," she stated.
Please see Hanna Page 9

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Local Gov. and residents working together

Local government is an exercise in
bringing the governing process closer to
those affected and letting local people par-
ticipate in the decision-making process.
Although we use the word "local," there
has been minimal interplay in the past be-
tween local government leaders and town-
ship residents. Those elected ran the show
without feeling the need for consultation
with their local communities.
We see a trend where more residents
are becoming interested in their commu-
nities and are wanting to have a voice in
the decisions made for their towns. Abaco
residents can be quite passionate when situ-
ations are not to their liking. Several ex-
amples come to mind.
The residents of Elbow Cay are work-
ing closely with the Hope Town District
Council to control the density of a pro-
posed development on Joe's Cay. There
is mutual benefit in their working together
for a common goal
The association that Central Pines resi-
dents and property owners have formed
helps control development there in posi-
tive directions. It has held meetings with
Housing officials on matters that concern
the residents. Members have worked with
the Dundas Town Township Committee to
get garbage collection, their road verges
cleaned and other services.
A group in Central Abaco is petition-
ing the Cental Abaco District Council for a
public hearing on the proposed Snake Cay
development. That group feels that it is
public land and whatever is allowed there
should involve public consultation.
Another group is pressuring the Cen-
tral Abaco Council to be more active in
opening the new solid waste landfill. That
group realizes that the serious situation of
residents living with acrid and irritating
smoke can be alleviated as soon as the new
landfill is operational. How soon this will
happen remains to be seen.
These are all citizens wanting to have
more input into their community affairs.
We have four terms of local government
experience behind us, and we are entering
the fifth term. The town committees and
councils are local people, and they will

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have to adapt to the fact that they serve
their communities. As their residents be-
come more involved, these local govern-
ment bodies must realize that they have to
listen to their constituents.
Opportunities related
to the landfill
The Central Abaco District is the coun-
try's largest local government district after
Freeport. It has caught government's at-
tention as this Council has been given the
responsibility for handling the new solid
waste landfill. Establishing the ground
rules, overseeing the operation and looking
into innovative collection and recycling op-
tions all have plenty of room for consulta-
tion, interaction and cooperation in making
this new facility operate to its maximum
Not yet considered is the interplay and
management of two transfer stations and
their integration into the overall system.
We must remember that refuse from North
and South Abaco must be accommodated.
Programs considered acceptable for Cen-
tral Abaco may have to be modified for
other districts.
As we see it, the landfill operation will
be a joint venture between the Council, the
management company winning the con-
tract, the towns involved and other people
creating new businesses from the recycling
possibilities. It will not be a simple matter
of signing a contract, then sitting back to
watch it happen. It will have to be an ongo-
ing project constantly being fine tuned and
adjusted. It will require educating our public
on new ways of coping with their garbage,
and it will be a long term project to get pub-
lic cooperation. It will require the manage-
ment company and the Council listening to
ideas from the public and working together
to bring about a satisfactory system.
Although the 40 pages of tender docu-
ments have 10 pages specifically related to
the site operation, much has been left un-
said. The process is much more complex
than just diverting trucks and containers to
the new location.
Council members are expected resolve
the basic issues soon, ask for bids, select
a management contractor and get the fa-
cility operational. Although venturing into
unknown territory due to the varied scope

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of work, the magnitude of the refuse to be
handled and the desire to separate and re-
cycle some items, Council members will
find themselves involved throughout the
coming year and into future years as they
grapple with unresolved issues.
For instance, the way garbage is col-
lected now, everything goes to the dump.
It is expected that this pattern will con-
tinue initially. It will not be practical for
any sorting efforts on incoming trash to be
carried out at the landfill site. We cannot
change the system at this point. Successful
recycling will have to begin with coopera-
tive residents and businesses at the origin
of collection working out a system. How
this will be accomplished has not been dis-
cussed yet.
Used tires and batteries may be relatively
easy to collect as they are mostly generated
by the business community at a relatively
few points. Household appliances, known
as white goods, will be harder to manage
as homeowners upgrade, replace and dis-
card the old units.
Then there is an increased potential for
recycling aluminum cans. Although the
volume of these is huge, comprehensive
collection is not an easy matter. There are
now several collection points for aluminum
cans, and this present minimal effort could
be expanded and developed into a major
business. Does this fall within the landfill
management or does it become the respon-
sibility of another person or business? It
is easy to look at the volume of arriving
beverages (read aluminum cans) as fork-
lifts unload trucks and containers. Com-
pare this incoming volume to the meager
amount of cans in the present collection
bins. We doubt that one percent of our alu-
minum cans is being recycled.
Back in the late 1990s Man-O-War
showed that shredding and chipping their
landscape debris reduced their total trash
volume by one third or more. Although
shredding and chipping will be a compo-
nent of the new landfill, the actual mechan-
ics of this aspect has not been determined.
It is one thing to be enthusiastic over the
potential of using mulch in public areas or
selling it for profit, but it's another issue to
actually put this into practice. The inten-
tion is to keep the material out of the refuse

But this time it was different. About half
way through the trip one engine stopped
and we were left with an overloaded boat,
making approximately 4 knots. The Cap-
tain borrowed a cell phone and suppos-
edly called for help. We were told that
another boat was on the way in order to
get the passengers to Crown Haven before
dark. We watched for the other boat for
about 30 minutes but never saw anything.
Some of the passengers were trying to get
service on their cell phones to help the
Captain get in touch with his company,
but we were out of range of the cell tow-
Finally, I got service on my 10-year-
old Bahamas cell phone and called my
friend who was waiting for me at the ferry
dock. He alerted the other Captain as to
our problem. We were finally found and
transferred to the other boat. We arrived
at the Crown Haven dock before dark
without any new problems.
I was very concerned for the safety of
some of the passengers. You could tell
they were very worried about the situa-
tion. There were 28 people on this 26-foot
boat and at least half were women and
children. There was approximately 700
pounds of personal baggage stowed in the

cell while using it to enrich our soil.
This is a state-of-the-art facility waiting
to be put into operation. Different govern-
ment leaders from Nassau have made state-
ments to the effect that Abaco's landfill is
expected to be operated at a higher level of
proficiency than similar facilities in Nas-
sau. Without admitting it, the implications
are that the Nassau facility is a mess.
Reading the ten pages of operating pro-
cedures tells us that much more is expect-
ed than simply dumping and mashing the
refuse. A brief summary of the expected
work can be found in this paper under Lo-
cal Government at Work.
Government sees opportunities for recy-
cling some items and is leaving the work-
ing details and implementation to our
Council, local businessmen and concerned
citizens. There will be many opportunities
for interested persons to study the system,
make suggestions, see that some recycling
is implemented and encourage new busi-
ness ventures.
The tender documents suggest the site
can expect slightly less than 100 cubic
yards of refuse per week from the entire
Abaco community. A quick count shows
our present dump is taking approximately
2500 cubic their aspects of the site manage-
ment and operations procedure will have to
be worked out as experience is gained.
The hardest part of any new project is
getting started. Once this project gets un-
derway, there will be many suggestions
made on how it can be done better and
more efficiently. Many of these will be
valid. This expected criticism should not
detract those responsible from getting the
process started.
Local Government is local people mak-
ing local decisions. Getting the solid waste
landfill operating is the largest challenge
our Central Abaco Council has been given.
A senior staff member from Environmen-
tal Health in Nassau is expected at the next
Council meeting to assist in issuing the
contract tenders and help in ironing out the
wrinkles in the operating procedures.
Essentially, a landfill is a major on-go-
ing environmental issue. It was said in the
spring that the initial learning experience
may take a year or more before the various
aspects are running smoothly.

forward cabin on top of the life preserv-
ers. There were numerous bags of cement
in the boat along with many large boxes
of unknown weight. The passengers were
crammed into the boat so tight that it was
very uncomfortable. The boat had two ac-
cess ports in the transom that were miss-
ing covers, allowing water into the bilge
while underway at this slow speed. The
boat provided the Captain with little or no
emergency equipment at all, no working
VHF, no emergency signaling device and
no cell phone.
I was sitting on that boat wondering
what kind of inspection does this water
taxi company have to pass in order to get a
licenses to transport people across the wa-
ter? It appears none. The Bahamas gov-
ernment needs to look into this situation
before an accident happens, resulting in
the loss of life. If something is not done,
I feel sure we will someday read about
a tragic senseless accident involving this
company that could have been prevented.
Thank you,
L. Trenary

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Abaco is thankful that Hanna was not damaging

Hanna From Page 7
Mrs. Black said that she is in contact
with all of the principals regarding schools
and school reopening.
Resort prepares
By Jennifer Hudson
Guests at the Abaco Beach Resort were
experiencing a mixture of both excitement
and anxiety as Tropical Storm Hanna ap-
proached but everything possible was be-
ing done to reassure them and make them
as comfortable as possible. Guests met
with manage-
ment and staff
for an emer-
gency brief-
ing meeting
on Thursday
morning as
the first bands r.
of Tropical -j a
Storm Hanna
were making -_
"We have
100 guests
here, includ-
ing one very
small infant,
and almost all
of the rooms
are booked,"
stated General
Manager, Mr.
Bob Kramm. A BEC crew removed the
"We are in a to keep them from being d
state of maxi- the park for drainage after
mum readiness that could not drain. The
and all of the effective.

guests are saying that they feel safe here
and are thankful for such direct and ad-
vance information. They will ride out the
worst of the storm in the emergency shel-
ter which is located in the Below Decks
room and has been named Camp Hanna.
We have a full roster of fun activities to
keep them occupied during the storm such
as movies, games and contests.
"We have a large complement of man-
agers and employees to service our more
than 100 guests and are fortunate to have
such highly experienced support and lead-
ership teams here who know what to do

and when to do it. Our leadership and care
teams will come together and be actively
involved in any emergency and stress con-
ditions, and I give them a lot of credit for
genuine caring.
"Several drills have been held involv-
ing the food and beverage departments and
emergency supplies, and we have medical-
ly trained people here on standby. We are
in contact with local vendors and the police
for assistance if necessary. We also have in
place contingency plans for after the storm
and have a base in Florida which will send
in supplies immediately if needed. The ho-
tel is 100 percent self-sufficient as far as
power and water but, of course, there is a
limit to how long it can be sustained.
"Amongst the guests riding out the
storm at the hotel are two brides and
grooms who traveled here from Oregon
and the west coast of the United States hop-
ing to be married in the beautiful Abaco
sunshine. Instead, they will be married in
Camp Hanna with the hotel employees and
guests in attendance. Their spirits are good
and they are being very cheerful about it,"
stated Mr. Kramm.
About 60 percent of the guests staying in
the hotel during the storm are from outside
The Bahamas and the other 40 percent are
persons from the government and corpo-
rate communities in Nassau who need to be
here to deal with matters during and after

the storm. Following a storm the hotel is
used as a base by insurance adjusters who
are brought in to assist with damage assess-
ment throughout the island.
Cays prepared, too,
Sea Spray Resort and Marina
By Jennifer Hudson
Mr. Junior Maynard, Manager of the
Sea Spray Resort and Marina at White
Sound on Elbow Cay, said that they wast-
ed no time in completing their preparations
for Tropical Storm Hanna and were "all
prepared and fared well."
There were 28 boats in the marina to be
secured. Some of these were extra boats
arriving at the last minute from other ma-
rinas which said they could not keep them
so Sea Spray did them a favour and accom-
modated them. "These vessels were spider
webbed with ropes between slips to secure
them," explained Mr. Maynard.
The seven rental cottages were sealed
off with aluminum shutters as was the of-
fice. All restaurant furniture was secured
in the dining room and pool furniture and
any other loose objects were also secured.
The Bar remained open until 3 o'clock on
Thursday for lunch and Mr. Maynard was
proud to say that the restaurant opened
immediately the following day again for
lunch. "This was my total goal," he said.
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Disaster Committee coordinated preparation

Prior to Tropical Storm Hanna's pass-
ing, Administrator Cephas Cooper called
for several Disaster Committee meetings to
coordinate and assess community readiness.
Co-chaired by Mr. Silbert Mills of Radio
Abaco, the Central Abaco Committee is
comprised of the department heads of all
government agencies and two volunteer or-
ganizations providing emergency services:
Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire and Rescue
and the Red Cross.
A major effort involves shelter selection
and management. Visitors are encouraged
to leave well before a storm arrives, but
Abaco's 15,000 residents are obliged to grit
their teeth, hunker-down and make the best
of it. Shelters are selected in each town for
those not sure of their home's safety, either
due to structural concerns or flooding pos-
Social Services is in charge of shelters
although in practice Red Cross volunteers

are more apt to be in evidence along with a
police presence.
Three official shelters for Central Abaco
were Central Abaco Primary School which
took in 194 persons, St. Francis de Sales
Catholic Church hosting 87 and Abaco
Central High School which no one took ad-
vantage of. Churches often accept persons
seeking refuge, particularly their own mem-
bers. For instance, the New Haitian Mis-
sion Baptiste Church near the airport round-
about had 50 or more persons spending the
night there.
Many of the persons utilizing the shelters
live in low-laying areas prone to flooding.
A major challenge concerns the closing
of these short-term shelters after the storm
passes and restoring the facility to its pre-
shelter condition. Abaco does not have suit-
able facilities for long term use by persons
whose houses are destroyed, flooded or oth-
erwise uninhabitable.

This year, four 17
KW diesel generators
were sent from Nassau
and have been installed
at four Abaco shelters:
Abaco Central Prima-
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housed the Command
Center for Central Aba-
co, Abaco Central High
School, the Sandy Point
Community Center out-
side town and the S.C.
Bootle High School in
Cooper's Town.
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government purchased
four handheld VHF
marine radios which al-
lowed the three Central
Abaco shelters and the
Command Center to
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Police held a Town Meeting in Dundas Town

By Samantha V. Evans
In an effort to keep Abaco a safe place
for residents to live and for guests to visit,
the Royal Bahamas Police Force hosted a
Town Meeting in Dundas Town on August
28 at the Dundas Town Church of God.
The meeting was held to let the community
know that the police want to partner with
them to make their community better.
Supt. Shawn Norville-Smith stated that
over the past four month since he arrived
on the island, he realizes that there is a lot
to do but the police cannot do it alone; they
need the support of the community. In fact,
it is his mandate to ensure that residents
and visitors to the island are safe. He hopes
that this meeting will open the doors for
the residents to voice their concerns, offer
the officers constructive criticism, and give
them suggestions on how to improve the
service presently being offered to them.
Abaco has deployed for service 50 po-
lice officers who are spread out over the
island. Since there are only 30 of them as-
signed to Central Abaco, they really need
the residents to be their eyes and ears.
Supt. Norville-Smith stated that in the past
three years the main areas of concern have
been house and shop breaking, and stealing
from vehicles. In 2004 there were 55 house
break-ins, in 2005 there were 51 house
break-ins, in 2006 there were 60 house
break-ins, in 2007 there were 74 house
break-ins and so far this year (Jan.-June)
there was 57 house break-ins. From 2004

there have been the following numbers of
shop break-ins: 2004 54, 2005 49, 2006
- 84, 2007 58, and so far in January to
June 2008 60. Out of these statistics there
have been 21 house break-ins and 10 shop
break-ins so far in Dundas Town alone.
Supt. Norville-Smith explained to the
residents that from their investigations,
they realize that many of them are not se-
curing their homes properly; they leave
valuables exposed in their cars and do not
secure important documents. He further
explained that Abaco is growing and many
people are moving here for employment,
but all of them are not upstanding citizens.
Therefore, residents need to do more to
keep themselves and their valuables safe.
Insp. Edric Poitier, Officer-in-Charge of
the detective investigation unit, gave crime
prevention tips for the residents. He stated
that before citizens can keep themselves
safe, they must understand crime and how
it occurs. He stated that three things must
be present for crime to take place: there
must be a desire, a target and an opportu-
nity. Insp. Poitier explained that persons
who commit crimes believe that the reward
is worth more than the consequences of
their actions. Hence, in order for a situa-
tion to change, stiffer laws must be passed
and enforced. Additionally, he stated that
there are also criminals of opportunity.
These are the persons who do not desire
to commit a crime but take advantage of an
opportunity that arises. He told residents

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that the target must be attractive and there
are ways that they help criminals. The
items must be valuable, inertia-size volume
which means that criminals take items they
can carry even if it worth less than a larger
item, it is made visible for criminals to see,
and it is accessible.
He gave residents the following tips to
avoid becoming a target:
* Secure homes properly
* Cut down overgrown bushes and hedges
around their home
* Leave outdoor lights on
* Be more alert and report suspicious be-
* Do not allow strangers an opportunity to
see what is in their home
* Place identification marks on valuables
* Secure personal items and documents
* Get to know neighbors and be each oth-
ers' keeper
* Establish a neighborhood watch
At the end of the presentation, the resi-
dents asked questions and made comments.
Many of the residents are concerned about
the corruption they experienced from of-
ficers who were previously assigned to the
island. They stated that when they would

make complaints, the information was
always leaked back into the community
which put many of their lives in danger.
The residents told the police officers that
the residents their do not trust the police
any longer, and it will take some time for
that to change.
Supt. Norville-Smith apologized for the
actions of his colleagues and told the resi-
dents that this is not the way he or his team
operates. Insp. Poitier stated that this is a
new crew running the police department
and they are committed to upholding the
law. Hence, they would like the residents
to join forces with them and help them to
make this community a much safer place
for them to be. Supt. Norville-Smith stated
that he will do what he can to regain the
trust of the community by holding quarterly
town meetings and employing other strate-
gies that they will be able to see very soon.
In the meanwhile, he told the residents to
continue not turning a blind eye and a deaf
ear to criminal behavior but rather seek as-
sistance from him or his lead officers so
that they can deal with such matters includ-
ing police corruption directly.

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arrange a payment plan for their clients.
They realize that sometimes persons only
need to talk so in some cases they offer
this type of service for free.
The school has a two-year bar school
and second year law students have to
complete a lot of practical hours so the
Legal Aid Clinic is a way for the lawyers
to train the students by allowing them to
write briefs and court documents and re-
ceive additional training needed to help
them handle actual cases. The students
do the work but the trained lawyers go
to court to handle all of the cases. This
clinic runs the same way a regular law
firm operates.

The lawyers also held a legal semi-
nar that evening at St. Francis de Sales
Catholic Church to give Abaco residents
advice on to how to handle some of the
issues they are being faced with. Addi-
tionally, they advised members of the
Haitian community on ways to deal with
some of their pressing matters including
immigration issues. They spoke on the
legal rights residents have concerning
auto accidents, divorce, child support
and work-related incidents. They edu-
cated them on how to write a will and
what their legal rights are when they are
locked up. The director of the law school,
Mr. Arthur Hanna, stated that there is no
reason why people should have to suffer
because of someone else's carelessness,
negligence or selfishness.

Mr. Hanna explained that legal aid has
not yet caught on in the Bahamas, but it
is slowly getting some attention. In the
meanwhile, he encourages locals to not
be afraid to ask questions if they do not
have the knowledge or know their legal
rights about a legal matter because it can
cost them severely. Attorney/Tutor Els-
worth Johnson stated that there are still
too many Bahamians who believe that
they have no legal rights in The Bahamas,
and, in fact, there are still many persons
who encourage them in that thinking. At-
torney Hanna stated that they are hoping
to forge an alliance with Abaco lawyers
to get them interested in starting a Le-

gal Aid Clinic here. Since he also serves
on the Legal Aid Commission, he plans
to do a walk-about in the Mudd and the
Peas to see what the state of affair is in
those two communities.
The lawyers and law students who
were a part of this team were Mr. Adri-
an Strachan, Assistant Tutor; Elsworth
Johnson, Tutor; Damian Robinson (in
his pupilage); and Arthur D.R. Hanna,
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By Julian Lockhart
The Bahamas Electrical Corporation
(BEC) on Abaco really has left a sour
taste in the mouths of Abaconians, and it
does not seem to be getting any better. For
some reason it seems as if BEC has to cut
off the electricity on Abaco every day and
sometimes twice a day. There is nothing
more irritating than to consistently have
your electricity go on and off throughout
the day.
I wish the corporation would let its val-
ued customers know what is going on and
why the electricity has to go off every day
and on a lot of days more than once. You
can't come home from work and let me find
a good movie to watch or a game because
at any moment the power goes off and you
are left sitting there halfway through what
you were currently watching.
Don't be as unfortunate as I am and
have an electric stove. You come home
from work and start cooking. Then the
power goes off. You are left with half
cooked food that has to sit there for how-
ever long the power is out. Then I have to
start cooking again.

The consistent power outages also does
damage to appliances, computers and oth-
er electrical items with the power surges.
If BEC is load shedding, it should at
least have the common courtesy to say so
and prepare individuals for their electric-
ity being cut off on a daily basis and the
times it will go off.
If you do not pay your electricity bill,
the company is more than happy to come
on by your home or business and place
one of those locks on your meter until you
pay your bill.
It seems as if every month your elec-
tricity bill goes up with fuel surcharges in
continuous flux, the customer has to bare
the brunt of these price hikes, yet does not
have the certainty of a service beneficial
of these consistent changes. If a company
consistently raises its prices, it should also
raise its level of service. The service of
BEC is simple just keep people's power
on more consistently. This daily power
outage has to stop because it is only lead-
ing to more dissent.
But shouldn't service be a two-way
street and the consumer be able to know
that the service they are paying for actu-

ally works most of the time and is effi-
cient? Is that too much to ask for or should
one just accept substandard services from
a government agency?
This is one of the reasons why a mo-
nopoly never works because BEC knows
it does not have any competition. It does
not seem to care that it is giving substan-
dard services to its consumers.
One could get a generator but why
should you pay for gas or diesel for a gen-
erator when your electrical corporation
should just be supplying a service at a top
It is easier for new construction to just
spend the extra money up front and put

in solar panels and batteries and this way
they will never have to deal with BEC and
the consistent failure to give unabated ser-
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they could even sell BEC back electric-
ity at the end of the day. Hopefully, this
could allow BEC to give better service to
everyone else who is still on its grid.
I guess this problem will continue for
as long as the electrical corporation is
owned by the Bahamas government. This
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North Abaco News

North Abaco News
by Vernique Russell
Friends' Camp
Friends of the Environment held a camp
in Cooper's Town. The senior camp began
with 25, the junior with 10 who explored
our natural world. The topics ranged from
our three commercial species, Queen
Conch, Crawfish and the Nassau Grouper.
They studied their life cycles along with
other topics. These included mangroves,
corals, pine forest, marine mammals, re-
cycling and green planning.
Other activities included field trips and
tree- planting. The dates ranged from
July 23 August 1st. One highlight was
when Principal Huel Moss, who is a ma-
rine biology teacher, assisted with giving a
demonstration/lecture on the conch. Five
large conchs were donated. Students were
enthusiastic as they learn the various parts
especially about the verge and the groove.
Another highlight was the trip to the man-
groves over to the South Side, an area
utilized by bonefishermen. The students
of their own volition removed vehicle bat-
teries, floor carpeting, food cartons and li-
quor bottles from the water. They trekked
from the south all the way to the school.
Another highlight was the coastal clean up
that collected eight bags of debris from the
bay side of Cooper's Town.
While the numbers were smaller, the
opportunity allowed for quality sharing and
instruction. There were two programmes
that affected the number of students attend-
ing. Some students in both junior and pri-
mary levels had to attend summer classes,
In addition, Vacation Bible School as well
as Camp Abaco attracted some of the chil-

dren. Seventeen students were taken to
Mermaid Reef in Marsh Harbour to see
the artificial reefs placed there by Friends
of the Environment. They spent the day
snorkeling and then ate at Kentucky Fried
Chicken. Five students were selected from
the senior group to spend the day aboard a
catamaran yacht, snorkeling at Fowl Cay
Reef, then concluding the day with grilled
hot dogs, drinks and other snacks. Tim
Higgs, dive instructor, was captain.
Two things are on the way to continue
the momentum gained during the camp ex-
Throughout the year church youth
groups will be organizing overnight camp-
ing events and adopting certain areas to
clean up. Permission was granted to use
Friends' tent until a tent is purchased.
A Plant Fair in October spearheaded
by Anita Knowles and David Knowles of
Friends of the Environment will take gar-
dening to a more serious level. At these
events free native plants are distributed.
Several students will be selected from
those who attended camp to go on a field
trip with Bahamas Marine Mammal Re-
search Organization in Sandy Point to see
dolphins with Dianne Claridge, Olivia Pat-
terson and Charlotte Dunn.
Committee helps
fire victims
The faces of Mr. and Mrs. Everett
Bootle and their family quickly turned into
smiles when the members of the North
Abaco Summer Festival and Power Boat
race committee gave them a donation to be-
gin the healing process. The Booties house
burned down earlier in the summer. On
July 28th committee members visited the
Bootles at their temporary home to make

a presentation to the family. Chief Coun-
cillor and committee member Steve Pedi-
can made the presentation. Chairman Cliff
Bootle and Treasurer Hiram McIntosh en-
sured the family that they will continue to
assist them as they can. Mr. and Mrs. Boo-
tle expressed their heartfelt appreciation to
the committee and to God. The commit-
tee is the first community organization to
reach out to the family.

School News
Teachers Attends
Motivational Seminar
On August 28th teachers from the North
Abaco District participated in a motiva-
tional seminar that was held at the Treasure
Cay Community Center and was hosted by

the Ministry of Education. The purpose
of the seminar was to motivate the teach-
ing and administrative staff in their areas
as they go into the new school year. The
seminar was uplifting, informative and in-
spiring to all who attended.
The communities of North Abaco extend
warm welcome greetings to all of the new
staff in our schools. We are glad that you
are here and we look forward to your stay
being a fruitful and productive one.
We also say thank you and best wishes to
all the teachers who have been transferred to
other teaching posts. We are grateful to you
for the service you provided while in North
Abaco. We would like to say thank you.

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m. .
Friends of the Environment held a camp in North Abaco for juniors and seniors. They
learned about their environment, specifically about the life cycles of conch, crawfish and
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More North Abaco News

North From Page 18

Schools are opened
September 1st throughout The Bahamas
schools, both private and public, opened
for the new school year. Students arrived
at their school campuses in North Abaco,
some for the first time others were return-
ing but regardless of their status they were
excited and overjoyed on the first day of
school. The schools in North Abaco have
undergone minor repairs and facility im-
provements during the summer.
There are new faces on campuses
throughout the district. The Cooper's
Town Primary is now
working under the
leadership of a new "'
principal. There is new
teaching staff through- I "l .
out the district from ,A-if
Treasure Cay Primary
to Fox Town Primary.
With the Ministry of
Education boasting an
improvement in the na-
tional grades, teachers
are determined and and
committed to ensure
that students do their
best. It is projected that
this will be a great year
throughout the district
and both parents and
teachers are excited
and anticipating the
best possible outcome. Mr. Hel Moss,
Sporting Club with Friends of th
provide He is shown here
opportunities rine biologist by t

The Treasure Cay Youth Sporting Club,
under the direction of Mr. Godfrey Rolle
and his team, has provided opportunities for
advancements for North Abaco young men.
Many of them will be attending schools on
Grand Bahama to assist them in furthering
their education abroad. Three young men
of the club are now away. Shavez Harts,
Shaquille McDonald and Basil Gerenus are
now attending St. Georges High School
in Grand Bahama to play basketball. St.
Georges was among the best tams in the
Bahamas last school year. The boys are
very excited about the opportunity and are

Principal of S. C. Bootle High School, assisted
'e Environment camp held in Cooper's Town.
explaining facts about a conch. He is a ma-

looking for ward to a great year.
Pasta Day
The El Shaddai Christian School in
Treasure Cay will host its first fund raising
event, Pasta Day on September 19th. The
school will sell lunches that are made from
pasta. The menu includes Shrimp Scampi,
Seafood Fettuccine and Chicken Fettuccine
served with green salad and garlic bread.
The event will begin at 11:30 a.m. Tick-
ets can be purchased at the school grounds
or from Dellie's Variety Store in Treasure
Cay. We ask that you support this venture
for the school. Delivery will also be avail-
able. For further information please con-
tact 242-475-7247 or 242-533-4783.

Church News
Pastoral Anniversary
The members and officers of End Time
Harvest Ministries celebrated with their
pastor and overseer 18 years of committed
ministry at that church. The week of cel-
ebration began on August 11 and climaxed
on the 17th. Services were held nightly at
the church. The speakers for this year's cel-
ebration included Pastor Bridgette Mills of
Cities of Refuge in Treasure Cay, Bishop
Henry Wright of Revival Time Pentecostal
in Cooper's Town, Pastor John McIntosh
of New Hope Baptist Church, Pastor Law-
rence Arnett of Soul Saving Ministries,
Pastor Velock Russell of Grand Cay and
Pastor Reno Johnson of Nassau.
On Sunday evening the climax service
was followed by held and an appreciation
meal followed. The team for this year cel-
ebration was "anointed to preach the End
Time gospel." Testimony of the faithful-

ness of honorees Bishop Tyrone and Moth-
er Doreen Mills was heard throughout the
celebration as the work that they are doing
is surely speaking for them.
The communities congratulate Bishop
and Mother Mills on their 18th Pastoral
Anniversary and may God continue to
bless you as you continue to serve Him.
Fair Announcement
A fair will be held on September 13th
at the Church of God grounds in Cooper's
Town to raise money for the Bootle Fam-
ily whose home was destroyed by fire. The
fair will begin atll a.m. and the menu will
feature many popular Bahamian dishes,
games and delights. The public is invited to
come and be your brother's keeper by sup-
porting the community effort to bring relief
to these victims. Tickets are available and
donations are being accepted. It's a worthy
cause and we ask your support.
Revival Held
Pastor Bridgette Mills and members of
Cities of Refuge Church and Restoration
Ministries hosted a week of revival ser-
vices at the local church in Treasure Cay
on August 26 31. Guest speaker for the
revival services was Apostle Allan Graves
of Connecticut, who was accompanied by
Prophet Aims. The revival services brought
a message of hope and inspiration to per-
sons attending. It was also a workshop that
taught persons who hold official positions
in churches how to operate in their posi-
tions. Persons came from many communi-
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Forum From Page 20
1st. On August 27th at New Vision Minis-
tries, the Abaco District Education Office
held a back-to-school forum and grand-
fathering program for daycare and pre-
school operators at which time the Min-
ister of Education, the Hon. Carl Bethel,
and the Director of Education, Mr. Lionel
Sands, were present to address the edu-
cators. The theme chosen for this school
year is Achieving Our Dreams through

The Minister of Education, the Hon. Carl Be
speaker at the forum held on August 27. Dur
Mr. Bether presented certificates to pre-schoo
had completed required courses. S/', 'i hen
Education, Mr. Lionel Sands, Mrs. Annabel
tor or the Tiny Turtles Preschool on Green
Mr. Bethel.

Excellence in Literacy.
Min. Bethel was the keynote speaker
and was elated to share with Abaco edu-
cators how well this island has performed
on the standardized tests this year. He was
especially proud of the students of S.C.
Bootle High School since 97 percent of
the students who took BJC examination
in math received grades of C or better.
Overall, he stated that the students' per-
formance was outstanding for the district.
He also congratulated Ms. Vanessa James,
the Actin Principal of Abaco Central
High School, for the
work she has done
because the students
there have greatly im-
proved on their stan-
dardized tests as well.
He encouraged all of
the educators to con-
tinue to work hard in
pursuit of excellence.
Mr. Bethel told the
students that they can
achieve so it is im-
portant that they do
not allow anyone to
speak negatively into
their spirit by telling
them that they can-
1 not achieve. He re-
"'. I minded them of how
well Abaco performed
thel was keynote in the National Spell-
ing the meeting, ing Bee, the National
ol operators who Student of the Year
re is Director of Competition and in the
le Cross, opera- National Teacher of
Turtle Cay; and the Year Competition.
He told them that they

can excel as well. The Minister thanked
the teachers for carrying the load they do
even when they are tired and get burnt
out. He hopes that this new outlook that
the Ministry of Education is working on
to bring a more holistic approach to edu-
cation will make teaching more fun and
meaningful for them.
The Ministry of Education also has
responsibility for daycare facilities and
preschools that provide the foundational
education for children within their first
few years of learning. Finally, the Min-
ister officially launched the Grandfather-
ing Program for care givers in day cares
and preschools which is a certification
program that will give those persons 40
credit hours by the completion of the pro-
gram in March 2009. These persons will
be governed by certain standards that will
be followed by public and private opera-
There are approximately 14 centers on
the island that he is aware of but he en-
courages others to get registered and take
advantage of this certification training
which is being offered by the Ministry of
Education at no charge. The training will
give these care givers skills and education
needed for them to provide quality educa-
tion in a safe environment.
Guidelines will be put in place to al-
low inspectors to know what to look for
at each daycare and preschool facility

when they visit them to ensure that they
are meeting the standards as set by the
Ministry of Education. He explained that
all centers will be given ample time to
become standardized. Once that time has
expired, no excuse will be accepted. The
training will be offered here on the island.
Care givers from Exuma and Long Island
also traveled to Abaco to begin this certi-
fication process.
Director Lionel Sands expressed how
proud he is of all of the accomplishments
of the schools in the district this past
school year. The students performed so
well on their exams, he explained, that it
has raised the standard for Abaco. Now
the challenge to the teachers, he explained,
is to exceed what they have achieved. He
told them to remember that the students
are the beneficiaries of their efforts, and
he is sure that they will be eternally ap-
preciative. He encouraged the superinten-
dent to continue to work hard and sup-
port her teachers so that the district will
continue to excel. He told the parents that
nothing can be done in the district without
their support and input. Therefore, they
need to get much more involved in what
is happening in the school system.
This school year, the Ministry is in-
troducing two new initiatives for parents.

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September 15, 2008

Obituaries of Family and Friends

Preschools will follow guidelines

Forum From Page 20
The tirst one is the parent contract which
seeks to inform parents of their role in the
school, how school administrators should
respond to the students in the schools
and educate them on what happens if an
infraction takes place. Secondly, a stan-
dardized homework initiative will be in-
troduced for parents. This initiative is
being offered to avoid students becoming
overwhelmed with homework, he said.
They are requesting that high school stu-
dents are not given more than two hours
of homework each night and for primary
school students no more than 15 minutes
each evening. He encouraged parents to
not be naysayers but rather support the
educational process.
Mrs. Lenora Black, Superintendent of
Education for the Abaco District, stated
that the goal of the district still remains

excellence for all. Quality education can
only be delivered to students when there is
shared commitment to excellence for the
students in every school on the island.
Senior Island Administrator Cephas
Cooper said enthusiastically that he and
his team were there to show their support
for the Department of Education for the
wonderful work being done in the district.
He encouraged the educators from both
the public and private schools to continue
to do all they can to groom the children
who will become leaders of tomorrow. He
told them that he realizes that they make
huge sacrifices but he assured them that
they will not be in vain especially since
they have committed themselves to make
a difference in the lives of the children.
James Boyce and Conrad Cornish were
presented with special gifts by Mrs. Ag-
atha Archer, SEO for Preschools.
A luncheon followed the forum.

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Teachers and administrative staff of all private and public schools on Abaco came to-
yilf,, f, a service prior to the opening of school to set the goals for the school year. The
emphasis will be on literacy and raising the standards for every child in the system.

Annie Theresa Bethel was born on
May 16, 1930, in Marsh Harbour, the
third child of Willie and Merlee Key.
She passed away on September 3, 2008.
She was married to Doyle Bethel and the
couple had four children: Will, Michael,
Una, and Marjorie. Annie was taught the
various forms of needlework and enjoyed
making quilts and knitting blankets up un-
til the very end.
She was devoted to her Saviour and en-
joyed the fellowship of fellow believers.
Some of her happiest moments were spent
at Bible Truth Hall. In 1991 her husband
Doyle passed on.

Her funeral was at the Bible Truth
Hall in Marsh Harbour on September 3.
Bro. Bobbie Higg, Bro. Robbie Higgs
and Bro. Robin Weatherford officiated.
Interment was in Marsh Harbour's Gar-
den of Memories.
She is survived by her children Will,
Michael, Una, and Marjorie; daughters-
in-law Kim and Glenda; sons-in-law
Lester and Chris; grandchildren Marvin,
Bianca, Navaldo, Dashineak, Kenny, and
Susi; great-granddaughter Shania; sisters
Adrella and Margaret; brothers-in-law
Bobby and Bill; aunts; nieces; nephews;
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The Abaconian Section A Page 21

Recovery was rapid due to minimal damage

Hannah From Page 9
the following day for people to buy fuel for
their generators.
BEC power went off at 4:20 p.m. on
the Thursday as Hanna approached and
was restored to the island at 12:45 p.m.
the following day. Albury's Ferry Service
was operating only on an emergency basis
the day following the storm so not all staff
were able to get into work.
"There was some visible beach erosion
north of the Abaco Inn along the dune ridge
but minimal erosion to the Sea Spray prop-
erty. White Sound harbour is very well
protected," stated Mr. Maynard.

Crews from BEC were out on September 5 re
caused by Hanna. This bucket truck was w

The Abaco
Club Prepared
With Tropical Storm Hanna approach-
ing and Hurricane Ike not far behind, the
Abaco Club decided to evacuate all of
their guests early in the week to prevent
anyone being caught on Abaco. By Sep-
tember 3 the last guests at the club had
flown out and all staff besides manage-
ment was off to prepare for the approach-
ing storms. There is no word yet when
guests will return to the club as scheduled
reservations have been postponed until
the pending dangers of the approaching
storms have passed.
Staff at the Abaco Club are currently off
and waiting on word
when they will return
to work. It looks as if
it will not be until after
Hurricane Ike passes
through the area.
Albury's Ferry
during Hanna
Albury's Ferry Ser-
vice donated the use
of one of its ferries on
September 1, as soon
as conditions allowed
the morning after the
storm passed, trans-
porting a BEC crew
between the cays of
Central Abaco restor-
ing electricity after the
storm. Electricity was
pairing problems restored promptly by
working in Marsh

BEC crews all through
As a further service
Albury's Ferry did not
charge anyone using
their services on Sep-
tember 1. This was its
way of assisting Abaco
in getting back to nor-

Central Abaco Pri-
mary School is one of
the shelters for Central
Abaco. During Tropi-
cal Storm Hanna 194
people stayed there.
Each person was
checked in on arrival.
On duty here is Mrs.
Regina Kennedy as-
sisted by Serone Ken-
nedy, both volunteers
with the Red Cross.

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September 15, 2008

September 15, 2008 The Abaconian

By Jennifer Hu
Employees of the Baker
Ocean Club enjoyed an a
anticipation and good eatii
nual Baker's Bay Curry C
'Da Backyard' of the Dev
on Front Street in Marsh
gust 21.
Participants were Areth
ronmental Monitor; Georg
age Manager; Charisse Sai
and Zachary Smith, Staff
allowed two hours to co
their choice using ingredie
utensils provided by the C

Section A Page 23

Baker's Bay held a Curry Cook-off
tdson by selecting their ingredients from a dis- are enough juices in the chicken and veg- and cole slaw.
r's Bay Golf and play table, then went to work feverishly tables. Aretha Huyler varied the menu by cook-
fternoon of fun, cleaning their meat, chopping, seasoning George Smith also selected to cook a ing curried mutton and along with this she
ig at the Fist An- and cooking up what they hoped would chicken curry which he served with white did vegetable rice, cole slaw with raisins
Cook Off held in be the prizewinning dish. Each curry dish rice and corn and cole slaw. He, too, likes and fried plantain. "Everyone else was do-
velopment Office was served with two complementary side chicken curry the best but says that he also ing chicken so I decided to do something
Harbour on Au- dishes. cooks fish and mutton curries and has been different," she explained. After the com-
Charisse Saunders cooked curried chick- cooking from a very early age. petition had been judged she even cooked
ha Huyler, Envi- en with white rice, cole slaw and steamed Zachary Smith appeared to be the most some curried tofu for skeptical people to
ge Smith, Bever- vegetables. She has been working for Bak- nervous of the contestants. He has been a try since they could not believe that tofu
under, Steward, er's Bay for one year and serves staff in the staff cook for Baker's Bay for five months could taste good but it did. Aretha was one
Cook. Each was cafeteria there. She chose to cook chicken but is not used to having all the attention of the person's responsible for initiating the
ok the curry of as she is of the opinion that chicken is paid him while he is cooking. He felt that idea for a curry cook off. One day when a

cents and cooking the best, nothing else is as good for curry." since he is a cook, he might be judged a
'lub. They began Her secret is not to add any water as there little more strictly. Zachary also chose to
make a chicken curry with beans and rice

Please see Cook-off Page 24

The competitors of the Curry Cook-off hosted by Baker's Bay Golf and Ocean Club
proudly display their prizes. This friendly in-house competition was aimed at bringing the
staff together for a time of recreation. They are Zachary Simms, Cook; Aretha Huyler,
Environmental Coordinator; Chef Ernest Levy, event coordinator; Charisse Saunders,
Kitchen Steward; and George Smith, Beverage Manager. Their prizes were Proctor Silex
kitchen appliances.




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Page 24 Section A The Abaconian

Cook-off From Page 23
group of employees were in conversation
with Ms. Simmone Bowe, Director of Hu-
man Resources and Training at the Baker's
Bay Club, a complaint came up about the
curry in the cafeteria, Aretha said, "I can
cook the best curry," which led to the ini-
tiation of the friendly curry cook off.
Each entrant paid careful attention to the
presentation of their dish as this is so im-
portant in food service and it played an im-
portant part in the judging process. Judges
for the event were Don Cornish from the
Abaco Ministry of Tourism, Alistair Mc-
Donald, owner of Curly Tails Restaurant,
and Marika Seymour of Guana Cay Build-
ers who stated that her credentials for be-
ing one of the judges were that she is "a
self confessed curry lover."
Each curry dish was judged according
to three criteria: Taste, Presentation and
Use of Ingredients. The judges all had
very positive comments to make. Mr. Mc-
Donald congratulated the contestants, tell-
ing them that he was very impressed and

thought that "they all did a wonderful job."
Ms. Seymour commended all the contes-
tants, commenting on the excellence of the
food and the fact that each dish was so dif-
Don Cornish was very pleased with the
standard of the food. "This augurs well for
Baker's Bay since events such as this can
actually foster camaraderie amongst the
staff. I encourage other activities to bring
the staff together," he stated.
The employees who had gathered to
support the contestants and join in the fun
of the event taste tested all of the curries
once the judges had all been served and
they voted for their favourite curry.
Mr. Cornish announced the judges' re-
sults as follows:
1st Place Aretha Huyler
2nd Place Tie between Zachary Smith
and Charisse Saunders
3rd Place George Smith
Ms. Huyler made a clean sweep as she
also walked off with the employees' choice
award. All winners received Proctor Silex
kitchen equipment and Ms. Huyler also re-

ceived a round trip airline ticket.
"The event was organized by the Em-
ployee Experience Committee of Baker's
Bay as part of Human Resources and
Training as an initiative to engage staff
and management to work together in co-
ordinating events," explained Ms. Bowe,
who was very happy with the outcome of
the event. "I like to encourage employees
to do events like this where they are able
to enjoy their talents, and it shows that
work doesn't have to be a drag; there can
be fun times too. We want to make Bak-
er's Bay the employer of choice in The
Ms. Bowe would like to see further in
house competitions, possibly once a quar-
ter and some already "in the pipeline" are
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The AA (Alcoholics Anomyous)
group of Marsh Harbour meets Mon-
days, Thursdays and Fridays at 6:30
p.m. at the Marsh Harbour Community
The AlAnon group of Marsh Harbour
meets the third Tuesday each month at
6:30 p.m. at the Marsh Harbour Com-
munity Library.
The AA group in Hope Town meets
Monday and Wednesdays and Fridays
at 6 p.m. at the Hope Town Library.
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September 15, 2008

The Abaconian Section A Page 25

By Mirella Santillo
The Rotary Year 2008-09 was heralded
on July 1st under the leadership of new
President, Mr. Michael Malone, supported
in his function by Secretary Mr. Don Cor-
nish and Treasurer Mr. Travis Spicer.
Barely two months into the new year,
the club has hosted talks from two local
speakers. The first one was Ms. Saman-
tha Evans, who made a presentation on the
reading program held at Central Abaco Pri-
mary School, and on September 2nd Mrs.
Kristin Williams, Executive Director for
Friends of the Environment, who outlined
the past and future special projects of the
organization which includes a workshop on
sustainable living in October. Mrs. Janet
Johnson from New Providence came to
Abaco in August to make a presentation on
the various aspects of emergency situations
since Abaco holds a Chair in the Disaster
Recovery Committee. She invited the Club
members to attend the Rotary Emergency
Disaster Initiative Workshop taking place
at the beginning of December in Nassau.
Six new members were inducted since
the beginning of July, Mr. Andre Pilon,
Mrs. Yvonne Key, Customs officer Shere-
ase Rolle, Mr. Rudolph Key, Mr. Michael
Lowe and Mrs. Krista Albury.
The Rotary Club of Abaco is steadily

growing counting now 40 members and
a few more have considered joining. The
weekly Tuesday meetings are being held at
Anglican Parish Hall.
The new year saw the completion of the
School Sign Competition project and the
active continuation of the fire hydrant proj-
ect. The club has applied Rotary Interna-
tional for a Competitive Grant of $200,000
which would allow the purchase of not only
50 fire hydrants but also an additional fire
truck, hoses and fire equipment for the fire-
fighters. To qualify for the grant the island
has to show that the community is willing
to invest in the project and a radio telethon
will be organized to appeal for pledges.
Another grant has been applied for that
would support the expense of $140 weekly
to pay for a special helper for Brent Lowe,
Jr. for him to continue attending Every
Child Counts. In the meantime, members
have contributed spontaneously and over
$500 was collected. Mrs. Yvonne Key has
committed to cover the child's expenses
until November.
As usual the club will support Senior
Citizen Month by sponsoring a dinner for
the elders in October and the members are
getting ready for the visit of the new Dis-
trict Governor, Mr. Rupert Ross, also in

Rotary Club is raising money

for community benefits

North From Page 19

Presidential Installation
On August 31st all roads led to Full Gos-
pel Assembly of God in Treasure Cay for
the installation of the newly elected Chris-
tian Council Board for Abaco. On the is-
land to conduct the installation was the Ba-
hamas Christian Council President Pastor
Patrick Paul. This year's election brought
changes in the structure of the Board. The
newly elected president is Pastor Edward
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Baby Christened
Father Dwight and Rochelle Rolle were
overjoyed by the birth of their baby girl
Daisha. With the spirit of thanksgiving and
appreciation they presented her back to
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Letters From Page 8

Being Friendly?
Protecting my birth place
Dear Editor,
After many years of living on my beau-
tiful island, I won't call names in order to
protect my birth place. There are person
who sit around and in our local places of
business gossiping about people. This has
been going on for 30 odd years (near to
my age).
It's rude, insulting and un-christian like
for these people to continue to do this after
all these years. These people with their su-
perior attitudes think they are untouchable.
I know I'm not alone in the way I feel be-
cause there are others who feel the same.
I guess some people don't have anything
better to do. When you have visitors, be-
fore their bags are unpacked, they are sit-
ting up telling them "I think you need to
know blah, blah." Maybe if you weren't
so miserable, you might remember my
friends. Maybe your friends, too. So it's
only natural that they will tell all.
You need to sip, sip a long one.

Abaco has a
new pre-school
By Samantha V. Evans
Sonshine Development Center, a Chris-
dan school, opened for the September
2008 school year with the motto "Train
up a child in the way he should go." The
Center is a state-of-the-art pre-school that
specializes in early childhood education.
The owner and operator, Mrs. Eleanor
Darville, has over 35 years experience
as a trained teacher, and this Center will
teach a blend of the A Beka and Ministry
of Education curriculum. The Center will
cover social and character building skills
as well. The ratio at the school will be 1:15
which will allow the teachers to focus on
one-on-one learning. After-school care is
also available for a small fee. The Center
is located on Stratton Drive in the First As-
sembly of God Church building. It caters
to students ages 1-5 years. Registration is
going on now and persons wanting more
information can call the Center at 475-

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366-2053 Ambassador Inn 6 rms 367-2022
366-2075 Bustick Bight Resort 8 rms 367-3980
Conch Inn 9 rms 367-4000
352-5458 D's Guest House 6 rms 3 367-3980
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365-5464 Island Breezes Motel 8 rms 367-3776
365-4047 Lofty Fig Villas 6 eff 367-2681
365-4161 Pelican Beach Villas 6 cott 367-3600
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53 hse 366-0035
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4 cott 366-0154
3 hse 366-0266
5 villas 366-0065
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Sandy Point
Oeisha's Resort 366-4139
Pete & Gay's Resort 14 rm 366-4119
Rickmon's Bonefishing 10 rm 366-4477
Spanish Cay
Spanish Cay Resort 18 rm 6 hse 365-0083
Treasure Cay

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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 VHFCh 16
Fire Green Turtle Cay 365-4133
Fire Man-0-War 365-6911
BASRA Bah Air Sea Rescue Assoc all areas Marine VHF 16
Hope Town 366-0500 Marsh Harbour 367-3752
Guana Cay 365-5178 Treasure Cay 365-8749

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

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 Freight Dock $ 7 + $3
Gov Clinic, 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 Harbour Airport $75 + $10
T Cay Hotel to Marsh Harbour $65 + $10
T C Hotel to G Turtle Ferry (Blue Hole $24) $18 + $5
T C Hotel to Bonefish 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
Abaco Air- Nassau, N Eleuthera, Moores Is
American Eagle- Miami
Bahamasair Nassau,W Palm B, Ft Laud
BaerAir Melbourne/Treasure Cay 3;
Continental Connection Miami
Ft Laud and W Palm Beach
Craig Air Service Jacksonville, Datona 9(
Southern Air Nassau
Twin Air Calypso Fort Lauderdale
Vintage Props & Jets New Smyrna B closes
Yellow Air Taxi Ft Lauderdale


ed 18 Jul08)

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 I
Treasure Divers, Treasure Cay 365-8571
Brendal's Dive, Green T. Cay 365-4411
Dive Guana 365-5178
Man-0-War Dive Shop 365-6013

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

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 Scheduled service discontinued until Nov I, 2008
Available for charter service

Albury's Ferry Service Ph 367-3147 or 367-0290 VHF Ch. 16
Marsh Harbour > Hope Town 7:15 am 9 10:30 12:15 pm* 2
Return 8 am 9:45 11:30 1:30 pm*
Marsh Harbour > White Sound Contractor's special Mon Fri 7 am
Marsh Harbour > Man-O-War 10:30 am 12:15 pm
Return 8 am 11:30 1:30 pm
Marsh H. > Guana Cay (& Scotland Cay with advance notice) from Conch Inn
(6:45am Union Jack Dock) 10:30 1:30 pm 3:30
Return 8 am 11:30 2:30 pm 4:45

4 5:45
3 4 5 6:30
Return 5 pm

* Not on Sundays
or holidays


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

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

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

Abaco Marinas Slips Fuel Phone
Walker's Cay
W alker's Cay -................................. Closed
Green Turtle Cay
Bluff House ................45....... F......4365-4200
Green Turtle Club ......32....... F......365-4271
Black Sound Marina...15.............. 365-4531
Other Shore Club.......12....... F......365-4195
Abaco Yacht Service.. 10....... F...... 365-4033
Treasure Cay
Treasure Cay Marina150 ...... F......365-8250
Man-O-War Marina ...26....... F......365-6008
Marsh Harbour
Boat Harbour Marina183....... F......367-2736
Conch Inn...................75....... F .....367-4000
Harbour View Marina .36....... F .....367-2182
Marsh Harbour Marina52 F 367 2700
Hope Town
Hope Town Marina.....16.............. 366-0003
Hope Town Hideaways................. 366-0224
Lighthouse Marina .......6....... F......366-0154
Sea Spray ..................50....... F......366-0065
Spanish Cay
Spanish Cay Marina...75....... F......365-0083
Guana Cay
Orchid Bay.................64 ...... F......365-5175
Boats can clear Customs at Green Turtle Cay,
Treasure Cay or Marsh Harbour

Tours & Excursions
Abaco Island Tours Marsh Harbour 367-2936
Above & Below Marsh Harbour 367-0350
Dive Abaco 1978, Marsh Harbour 367-2787
Brendals Dive Green Turtle Cay 365-4411
Excursion boat Froggies Hope T 366-0024
Points of Interest
Albert Lowe Museum Green Turtle Cay
Capt Roland Roberts House, reef exhibits.......Green Turtle Cay
Memorial Sculpture Garden...................... Green Turtle Cay
Wyannie Malone Historical Museum..................... Hope Town
Elbow Cay Light Station Hope Town
Walk to & swim on Mermaid Reef off M Harb. ..Pelican Shore
Drive to & swim in Blue Hole .............Treasure Cay farm road
Art studio & working foundry- .................... Little Harbour
Working boatyards Man-0-War cay
Pocket beaches Crossing Beach in Marsh Harbour
* Witches Point 3 miles S. of Marsh Harbour
* Little Harbour 20 miles S. of Marsh Harbour
* Cherokee 23 miles S of Marsh Harbour
Miles of beach are generally on ocean exposures
* Treasure Cay Green Turtle Cay Guana Cay Elbow Cay
* Man-0-War Cay Casuarina Point Bahama Palm Shore
* Sandy Point & more

reads The
Bikes & Scooters Boats* Cars & Carts
Rentals Marsh Harbour
A & P Car Rentals .......................... 367-2655
B & B Boat Rentals......................... 367-7368
Bargain Car Rentals........................ 367-0500
Blue Wave Boat Rentals ................ 367-3910
Concept Boat Rentals...... .......... 367-5570
Power Cat Boat Rentals ..................
Quality Star Car Rentals (Texaco) ..... 367-2979
Rainbow Boat Rentals .................. 367-4602
Rental Wheels Scooters, Bikes, Cars 367-4643
Rich's Boat Rentals ........................ 367-2742
Sea Horse Boat Rentals .................367-2513
Sea Star Car Rentals ...................... 367-4887
Green Turtle Cay
Bay Street Rentals + ........477-5300 365-4070
Brendals Dive Bikes & Kayak rental ...365-4411
C & D Cart Rental ............................ 365-4084
D & P Cart Rental .. .................... 365-4655
Donnie's Boat Rentals ...................365-4119
New Plymouth Cart Rentals.. 365-4188 or 4149
Reef Boat Rentals ........................... 365-4145
Sea Side Carts & Bikes....................365-4147
T & A Cart Rentals........................... 375-8055
Guana Cay
Donna Sands Cart Rentals .............365-5195
Dive Guana Boats & Bikes...............365-5178
Orchid Bay Cart rentals.................... 354-5175
Conch Pearl Boat Rentals ..................365-6502
Island Treasures Cart Rentals ...........365-6072
Ria-Mar Golf Cart Rentals.................. 365-6024
Waterways Boat Rental ..357-6540 & 365-6143
Hope Town
Cat's Paw Boat Rentals........ ...... 366-0380
Hope Town Cart Rentals ............ 366-0064
Island Cart Rentals ........................ 366-0448
Island Marine Boat Rentals .............366-0282
J R's Cart Rental.............................. 366-0361
Sea Horse Boat Rentals..................366-0023
T & N Cart Rentals........................... 366-0069
Treasure Cay
Alison Car Rent ................................. 365-8193
Cash's Carts......... ....................... 365-8771
Claridge's Cart Rentals ..................... 365-8248
Cornish Car Rentals......................... 365-8623
JIC Boat Rentals ............................. 365-8465
Triple J Car Rentals .................... 365-8761
Abaco Adventures Kayaks .............. 365-8749

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

Section A Page 27

Crossing Rocks
Tony Russell .......366-3259
Theodore Sawyer ... 366-2111
W ill Sawyer............. 366-2177
Marty Sawyer.......... 366-2115
Noel Lowe ...............366-2107
Randy Sawyer .........366-2284
Casaurina Point
Junior Albury ...........366-3058
Hope Town
Maitland Lowe ........366-0234
North Abaco
O'Donald Mclntosh..477-5037
Pope McKenzie .......477-5894
Orthnell Russell ......365-0125
Alexander Rolle.......365-0120
Edward Rolle ..........365-0024
Green Turtle Cay
Rick Sawyer.............365-4261
Ronnie Sawyer .......365-4070
Jeff Survance ..........365-4040

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

Restaurant Guide
Prices $ Low, $$ Moderate, $$$ Upper
(Based on dinner entree range)
+ Picnic tables & restroom only t Provides ride from town
Marsh Harbour
Anglers......................... $$$ ....... ....367-2158
Curly Tails ......................$$$ .............367-4444
G ino's .................................$ ............. 367-2002
Golden Grouper ..............$ ........... 367-2301
Hummingbird....................$$ ............367-2922
Island Cafe.........................$ ........... ..367-6444
Jamie's Place.....................$ ............367-2880
Jib Room .........................$$ ........... ..367-2700
Kentucky Fried Chicken............... ...367-2615
Mangoes ...................... $$$ .............367-2366
Pop's Place ........................$ .....+.....367-3796
Poppa Georgio's ............$...$
Sea Shells .........................$ ........... ..367-4460
Snack Shack .....................$ .....+.....367-4005
Snappas.............................$ .............. 367-2278
Subw ay ..................... .................... 367-2798
W allys .......................... $$$ .............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 .......$$$ .............366-0095
Munchies ......... ...$... ...........366-0423
Sea Spray .............. .. ........ .....366-0065
Lubber's Quarter
Cracker P's....................................... 366-3139
H ibiscus ........................................ 365-6380
Island Treats Snack Bar................... 365-6501
Guana Cay
Docksiders............ $$$.............365-5230
Grabbers...................... $$$ .............365-5133
Nippers ........................ $$$ ............365-5143
Orchid Bay .....................$$$ .............265-5175
Treasure Cay
Florence's Cafe .............$...$
Coconuts... ..................
Harbour Cafe ....................$ .............365-8635
Hudson's Delight ...............$ .......... 365-8648
Spinnaker Restaurant ...$$$ .............365-8469
Touch of Class .............$$$.............365-8195
Green Turtle Cay
Bluff House. .......$$$ ............ 365-4200
Jolly Roger Bistro.............$$ .............365-4200
Green Turtle Club ..........$$$ .............365-4271
Harvey's Island Grill .........$$ .............365-4389
Laura's Kitchen ...............$$ ........... 365-4287
McIntosh's Restaurant ....$$ .............365-4625
Plymouth Rock Cafe ........................ 365-4234
Rooster's Rest ................$$....... ....365-4066
Sundowners...................I H Cafe Open Nights Only |
Wrecking Tree Restaurant
Sandy Point
Nancy's .... ...............
Pete & Gays .................$$$ ............366-4119
Rickmon Bonefish Lodge.................366-4477

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Dock for North Abaco is planned

Conch Rock north of Cooper's Town will be site of freight dock

The Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Hubert Ingraham, second from left, was on Abaco on August 28 with a group to walk through the
area at Conch Rock, the proposed site of a freight dock. The group is looking at a land plat with the proposed harbour. They are
Daniel Wilkinson, Senior Land Surveyor; Mr. Ingraham; Mrs. Michelle Bethel, who will be doing an Environemental Impact Assess-
ment; Mr. Benjamin Pinder, Administrator for South Abaco; Mr. Keith Bishop, marine consultant with Islands by Design; and Mr.
Benjamin Ferguson with Lands and Survey.

North Abaco will have a new port and
marina facility. The Prime Minister, the
Rt. Hon. Hubert Ingraham, made a quick
trip on August 28 with consultants to walk
the area that has been selected for the port.
It will be a short distance north of Coo-
per's Town. Mr. Ingraham realizes that the
residents of Cooper's Town have no safe
harbour or convenient area for their boat-
ing activities. And he wants freight boats
to be able to off-load freight in the north to
keep the residents from having such high
trucking costs on all their freight when it is
off-loaded in Marsh Harbour.
The port area will be about 45 acres
entirely inland. Preliminary plans indicate
that the facility will include a boat yard for
dry storage, a small marina, a ramp for
launching small boats, a fuel dock and sev-
eral slips for boats up to 120 feet long.
The area for freight boats will include
two roll-on, roll-off ramps, a warehouse
and a port administration building and a
secure area for containers. The administra-
tion building will include offices for Cus-
toms, Immigration and other governmental
offices. The plans show a 400-foot turning
The residents of North Abaco have
wanted to have a facility of this type for
a long time as the area around Cooper's
Town has no natural harbour.
A government notice relative to the ac-
quisition of this land may be seen on page

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The Economic Partnership

The Hon. Zhivargo Laing, Minister of State for Finance, spoke at two town meet-
ings, one in Cooper's Town and the other in Marsh Harbour, to discuss the proposed
Economic Partnership Agreement, a trade agreement with the European Union. The
Bahamas expects to sign on to the agreement. He is shown here on the left talking with
Senior Administrator Cephas Cooper and Deputy Chairman of the Marsh Harbour
Town Committee, Mr. Colon Curry. See story on page 2.

Notice to students planning

to attend schools in Canada
The Office of the Deputy Prime Minis- If they arrive in Canada without the
ter and Ministry of Foreign Affairs wishes relevant documentation, they will not be
to advise that Bahamian students who are allowed to enter Canada.
expecting to attend colleges or universities It is recommended that students con-
in Canada should not travel to that country tact their college or university and request
unless they are in possession of the prop- they hold their place while their letters of
er authorization from the Canadian High authorization are being processed.
Commission in Kingston, Jamaica.

I Fire guts Dundas Town home

A fire on September I gutted the interior of the home of Viola Johnson off Forest Drive
in Dundas Town. The structure was fully engulfed in flames by the time the Marsh
Harbour Volunteer Fire Department could get to the scene. With three trucks they were
able to subdue the fire quickly. Ms. Johnson was in church at the time of the fire.


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September 15, 2008

EPA will encourage free trade wit

By Jennifer Hudson
The Hon. Zhivargo Laing, Minister of
State for Finance, visited Abaco on August
25 to educate people on the proposed Eco-
nomic Partnership Agreement (EPA) and
the impact it will have for The Bahamas.
He spoke at two town meetings, one at
Cooper's Town in the afternoon followed
by one in the evening in the Anglican Par-
ish Hall in Marsh Harbour. In addition to
Nassau, town meetings have already been
held on Exuma and Grand Bahama.
"The role of the Economic Partnership
Agreement is to establish a trade agree-
ment between the European Union (EU)
and CARIFORUM," stated Min. Laing.
CARIFORUM consists of all the countries
of CARICOM plus the Dominican Repub-
lic. "It outlines the rules that will govern
the import and export of goods and servic-
es between the EU and CARIFORUM. It
is good that I can be here to share the facts
of the agreement so that you can decide for
yourself what your view is."
Negotiations for the EPA began in Brus-

sels on September 27, 2002, which has al-
lowed for five years of negotiation. The
agreement signing was slated for Septem-
ber 2 but Mr. Laing said that The Bahamas
has been given a six-month extension after
the signing of the agreement to present the
country's services schedule. The reason
for this extension is beacuse there was a
change in government during that time
which has not allowed sufficient time for
the preparation of the offer it is prepared
to make. Each country makes its own of-
fer within the EPA's three-tiered structure
which is
* Main Text Common Obligations
* Protocols- Custom's Cooperation, Rules
of origin, Culture
* Schedules Goods, Services, Investment
"The services schedule represents the
commitments The Bahamas is making to
the EU and CARIFORUM with respect to
trade and services. The Bahamas services
offer covers 128 of the 155 sectors consid-
ered under the EPA. There are 11 specific
sectors, namely business services, commu-

nication services, construction and related
engineering services, distribution services,
education services, environmental servic-
es, financial services, health related and
social services, tourism and travel related
services, recreational, sporting and cultural
and transportation services.
The services offer mirrors that of the
National Investment Policy which reserves
13 sectors exclusively for Bahamians in-
cluding wholesale and retail sector, import/
export trade, real estate, public relations
firms, domestic newspapers and maga-
zines, nightclubs and restaurants excepting
specialty, gourmet and ethnic restaurants
or those in a hotel or resort, security ser-

:h Europe
vices, cosmetic and beauty establishments,
distribution of building supplies, auto and
appliance service operations, public trans-
portation including mail boats and shallow
water scale fish, mollusk crustacean and
sponge fishing operations.
"The EPA is a Free Trade Agreement
between countries trying to reduce rules
and make it easier to trade," explained
Minister Laing. Its benefits will be the fol-
Protect and preserve existing duty free
marketing accessibility for goods (such as
fish and rum) to the world's second most lu-

Please see EPA Page 20

A meeting to explain a trade agreement, the Economic Partnership Agreement, was held
in the Anglican Parish Hall in Marsh Harbour with the Hon. Zhivargo Laing, Minister of
State for Finance, outlining the basic points of the agreement.

This9,732sq ftwooded lotis the largest inT ,le
a relatively new subdivision just South of Hope Town. m
Only a few minutes walk from one of the most beautiful beaches on Elbow Cay. ERA
A paved road and electricity have already been put in place. Dpuch R'"l Estate

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Ph: 242-367-3231
Fax: 242-367-3233
Cell: 242-458-2446
Sea Star Building
(beside Maxwell's)
Marsh Harbour
Perry Thomas
Endless Summer #508, Eastern Shores, 2 story, 4 bedrooms, 2 bath-
rooms. 210' water frontage, 80'
dock, 6' low water, 9,000 lb.
boat lift. Cypress ceiling and in-
terior walls, laundry room, single
car garage, carport, 15 KW back-
up generator. $1.5 million net
Triplex #504, one three-bedroom two-bathroom that is 1950 sq ft
on the top floor and 2 Two-
bedroom one-bath apartments
on the bottom floor, property
M 11 is 90 x 100 Appraised at $
440,000 This month sales price
Duplex and house #507 two 2-bedroom one-bath apartments
and house with 2 bed and I
bath. Sold together. Priced at
O N_$307,400

Great Business Opportunity #506 for someone wanting to
purchase a restaurant that
is ready to go with all the
necessary equipment needed to
operate this lovely building, has
sea views, is on 100'xl20' lot.
Priced $424,000. Buyer will pay 5% gov. stamp tax and own legal fees.
Four bedroom, 4 bathroom house, #505 with covered back
patio, covered entryway with
huge columns. House is 4,000
sq. ft. situated on 1/4 acre
of property in Bahama Palm
Shores. Central air condition-
ing, Jacuzzi tub in master bath.

Agape Villa Murphy Town #503 Two free standing structures
a a containing four one-bedroom, one
bathroom apartment units that
are fully furnished with central air
conditioning. Sits on 15,000 sq. ft.
Landscaped. All units are rented.
REDUCED $270,000 net. Person purchasing this will have an instant business.
Three bedroom, two bathroom home, #500 fully furnished,
central air conditioning, on 9,000
sq. ft. Landscaped with beautiful
trees and lawn. Rented. REDUCED
$185,000. Can be sold separately
or with above property.

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

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

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

Appraised at $600,000 REDUCED $402,800

Visit our other fine properties at:

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

Great Cistern Estates Nine lots for sale in new gated
community in Great Cistern, Abaco. Residential only
Lot A 8,491 sf $67,928 gross Lot F 11,741 sf $93,928 gross
Lot B 11,759 sf $94,072 gross Lot G 10,868 sf $86,944 gross
Lot C 8,800 sf $70,400 gross Lot H 12,514 sf $100,112 gross
Lot D 8,676 sf $69,408 gross Lot I 10,474 sf $83,792 gross
Lot E 12,010 sf $96,080 gross
For sale three lots located on South Lubbers Quarters in the
Abaco Ocean Club Estate. Lots number I I, 44, 112. These lots are priced
individually. 11,0221 SOLD I
Lot #44 13,307 sf $98,000 gross Lot # 112 20,485 sf. $175,000 gross
For sale 15 acres of land at Baker's Heights near
Leisure Lee off the Treasure Cay Highway. Priced at $450,000, this property
will go fast. Call today.
Triplex 3 I bed/I bath in Murphy Town $160,000
Two lots 84 ft. x 100 ft. near Treasure Cay, one mile
northwest of Treasure Cay School. $55,000 each net
Two lots for sale located on hillside in Yellow-
woodProperty adjacent to The Abaco Club on Winding Bay
Lot# 7 G3 size 12,600 s.f. $63,000 gross
Lot # 7 G4 size 12,600 s.f. $63,000 gross
Duplex for sale off Forest Drive in Murphy Town
2 two bedroom, one bath $185,500 net
Triplex for sale Murphy Town 2 one-bedroom, one-bath and
I two-bedroom, one-bath. $145,000 net
6 lots in Marsh Harbour off Don MacKay Blvd.
4 lots 10,286.1 sq. ft. $59,659 each
2 lots 12,086.1 sq. ft. $70,099 each
5 lots in Murphy Town, water view, across from Abaco
Block and Concrete, could be commercial, 56,260 sq. ft. Sold together
Sold separately 3 lots $48,614 each, I at $48,730, I at $106,745
Hillside lot in Yellow Wood with view of Winding Bay Beach
and ocean view, lot size 120 x 90. Gross price $145,000


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LEEWARD YACHT CLUB is a historical revival
community with dock and marina. Lots and home
packages available. From $275,000. $1,350,000.
Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com 242.577.0298

SUMMIT STRESS FREE UVING with 360 degree view
of the pristine waters of the Sea ofAbaco. Deeded
dock slip. Turnkey. $875,000.
Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046

LUBBERS ( 1'I il I1'.s #2425
MANGROLA SEA VIEWS Beautifully landscaped 3
bedrooms 3 baths, close to Marsh Harbour and
HopeTown, 200 feet from sandy beach. $606,000.
Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046

WILL'S PLACE 2 bed 2 bath home. Vaulted
ceihI'ri mo nDjir.ie t.chen 1,472 sq.ft. including deck.
Community dock. $485,000.
Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046

constructed 2 bed I bath home, Steps to beautiful
beach. Situated on 1.5 acres with a dock. $349,000.
Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046

RETREAT This I bed I bath home lives up to its name, LOOKOUT HOUSE Stunning views overlooking
Secluded with spectacular sunsets. 135'water frontage, western harbour. 2 bed I bath main house with I
lush landscape and private dock. $290,000. bed I bath dockhouse cottage. $1,395,000.
LaurieSchreiner@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046 Bill.Albury@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046

4 bath with gorgeous verandahs and commanding
views of the Sea of Abaco. $2,775,000.
Bill.Albury@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046


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CASA SERENA CANALFRONT 3 bed 3 bath home
rn:lude.-a sell sulficient ,parrntmnt. Great views, Private
dock. Best Value inAbaco Club. $1,099,000.
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new 3 bed, 3.5 bath home with high end
finishes, 3,800 sq.ft & garage.$550,000.
Bill.Albury@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046

SEAVIEWS from 1/2 acre lot with high elevation.
Secluded location, close to beautiful Tahiti Beach.
Close to Marsh Harbour and I-op-Tc n $180,000.
Stan,Sawyer@SothebysRea1ty.com 242.577.0298

HIGH ROCKS SEAVIEw Mediterranean-style 4 bed
3 bath home. Private. Formal living/dining rooms.
Fully furnished. $980,000.
Bill.Albury@SochebysRealty.com 242.367.5046


2 side by side units each 1,250 sq.ft with 3 bed 2 baths,
Great Views. Investment Opportunity. $795,000.
Laurie.Sch reiner@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046


BEACHFRONT LOT with about one hundred feet
of beach frontage and the property depth is
about four hundred and eighty feet- $580,000.
Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com 242.577.0298

bath, cathedral ceilings, wrap-around screened-
in verandahs. Great views. $1,300,000,
r. i .SctiietsReal.,.ccnri 242.577.0298

bath cottage with a dock. Conveniently loi
to Hope Town and Marsh Harbour.$415,
Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com 242.367

4 Bedroom, 3 Baths with spacious vaulted ceilings
perfectly located on the second level. $1,100,000.
Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com 242.577.0298

FARSIDE -WATERFRONT the most unique and desirable
property in Abaco. 5 bedrooms, 6 baths, hangar
and dockage for 80-foot vessel. US$5,950,000.
Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046

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4317 TILLOO CAY #3792
cated elevation. Room for a protected dock
000. with good water depth. $290,000.
.5046 Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealcy.com 242.367.5046

2,800 sq. ft. furnished family home with
apartment, central A/C. generator, $810,000.
Stan,Sawyer@SothebysRealty-com 242.577.0298

Kerry Sullivan Laurie Schreiner Jane Patterson Stan Sawyer Bill Albury Ronalda Higgins
Estate Agent Estate Agent Estate Agent Estate Agent Estate Agent Client Services
t 242.366.0163 t 242.367.5046 t 242.366.0035 c 242.577.0298 c 242.367.5046 Manager -Abaco
t 242.367.5046

#3989 BAHAMA PALM SHORES SIcrioN 2 Block I, Lot 15. $182,000. Laurie Schreiner: 242.367.5046
#4071 BAHAMA PALM SHORES Loi 43 Good residential area. $30,000. BillAlbury: 242.367.5046
#3031 GREEN TURTLE CAY Coco BA. Lot. $650,000. Stan Sawyer 242.577.0298
#4533 GUANA CAY Dolphin Beach Estates. Lot 68. $200,000. Bill Albury: 242.367.5046
MARSH HARBOUR NEW LISTING High Rocks Waterfront Lot. $599,000. Bill Albury. 242.367.5046
#4203 TREASURE CAY SANDs BANKS 2 waterfront to hwy lots. $95,000. ea Stan Sawyer 242.577.0298


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_ _School News

A New School Year
at Abaco Central
By Mirella Santillo
Abaco Central High School starts the
new school year with, at last, a full admin-
istrative staff. Last year's Acting Principal,
Ms. Vanessa James, is now the principal,
but she will be supported by Vice-Princi-
pal Dominique McCartney from North An-
Principal James itemized her goals for
this school year. Besides settling the stu-
dents into a new school year routine, she
wants to dedicate her attention to two im-
mediate projects that will take place in Sep-
tember: a school-wide testing in reading to
be held on September 10th and an Awards
Ceremony scheduled for September 19.

The Awards Ceremony, an annual event,
is aimed at recognizing the students who
have done well in national examinations
and in the summer examinations.
According to the principal, there was a
significant increase of students taking the
BGCSE examination last year, 92 percent
versus 73 percent the preceding year. There
was also an improvement in all subjects
and more students improved. This was an
improvement that Ms. James has wished
on her students with her perseverance and
dedication as an administrator, first as the
Vice Principal with Mr. Kendris Hield as
Principal and last year in her capacity of
Acting Principal. She wants to increase
this improvement during this new school
year, inspiring the students with this year's
theme Ready to Win.

Ms. Eunice Mills was busy on the first day of school enrolling students and getting the
new school year underway at Central Abaco Primary School in Dundas Town. It is the
largest school on Abaco with an enrollment of over 800 students.











Fax 367-5144 US Ph. 561-283-3744
Don MacKay Boulevard Marsh Harbour
Across the street from St. John the Baptist Anglican Church

The emphasis will be to create a cul-
ture of learning and self-discipline, fol-
lowing the Ministry of Education's theme
of promoting literacy. There will be
more literacy-related initiatives, a focus
on more parental involvement and more
homework-related initiatives. "It will be
an exciting new year," stated Ms. James,
Two new teachers have already taken
their positions: Mr. Conlife Green from
Jamaica, who teaches technical drawing
and graftic communication, and Ms. Prin-
cess Williams, who transferred from S.C.
Bootle to head the Family and Consumer
Sciences Department. More teachers are
expected to join in the near future. For the
last three years the student enrolment has
ranged between 500 and 550.
Ritz Carlton Donates
School Items to Central
Abaco Primary
By Samantha V. Evans
Margo Dean and Portia Jonsson of the
Abaco Club at Winding Bay donated three
boxes of sports bags containing composi-
tion books, pencils, erasers, pencil cas-
es, and rulers to Central Abaco Primary
School on September 2nd. These items
were donated by the Guest Services De-
partment of the hotel. Management wants
the school to know that they are commit-
ted to assisting with the advancement of
education on Abaco and this is just a small
contribution to help them educate the chil-
dren of the Abaco. Principal Eunice Mills
graciously accepted the items on behalf od
the school and extends her sincerest grati-
tude to the management of this develop-

Brent Cartwright, Broker, BRI
Phone 367-0080

Kristin Williams
Phone 367-0080

Nikhil Shah
Phone 367-0080

/P Aisle /
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Palm Realty

Hope Town 1374 Best priced sandy beach lot
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 2/1 with
private dockon harbour. Great views and rental
potential. NEW PRICE
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

meant, assuring them that the items will be
put to good use.
Abaco student will repre-
sent the Bahamas at an
Essay Contest
Students and faculty members of St.
Francis de Sales School are pleased to be
opening the school year on a high note as
Adrianne Kelly became the winner of The
Bahamas round of the Conde Nast Traveler
My Caribbean Essay Contest.
Adrianne, who is an 8th grade student at
St. Francis, was selected as the best candi-

Please see School Page 8

Adrianne Kelly, a students at St. Francis
de Sales School in Marsh Harbour, was the
winner at the national level of the Conde
Nast essay contest. She wrote about the
unique experiences that Abaco offers in-
cluding the ,I horses. She will compete
next month in the CaI tlc'tlm'-n tiid competi-
tion to be held in Trinidad.

Fax: 242-367-0081
email brent@aisleofpalmrealty com
website www aisleofpalmrealty com

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

Aisle of Palm Realty, POB AB20900,
Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas ISMar 08

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Stunning 10,000 sq ft. hilltop prop-
erty with views of the Sea of Abaco
and surrounding cays. This 2,500
sq- ft. home includes 2 bedrooms. 3
baths, and numerous decks.
$995,000. Ref. AS10926

Waterfront property featuring a two
storey, furnished 3 bedroom main
house, 2 bedroom cottage, garage,
shared boat dock, lots of patios, and
a generator-
$2,999,000. Ref. AB114

Amazing 3-64 acre property featur-
ing three separate cottages totaling
3 bedrooms, a private dock, and
views over the Sea of Abaco, Tahiti
Beach and lilloo Cut-
$999,000. Ref. AS10889

Immaculately maintained 2 bed-
room, 2 bath island retreat complete
with generator, tools, and utility ve-
hicle. Near the beach, restaurants
and shopping-
$349,000. Ref. AS10648
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Brand new 3 bedroom, 2 bath home
of 1,600 sq- ft. This two storey villa
is highlighted by a private balcony,
ocean view deck, and is just one lot
away from the beach-
$799,000. Ref. PS10640


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Collection of 2 bedroom condos and
3 bedroom penthouses overlooking
the sea in a gated development of-
fering a pool and private beach.
Starting at $595,000
Ref. AS10890

Waterfront estate with 85 ft. on the
Sea of Abaco and comprising a two
storey building totalling 5 bedrooms
in 2 separate units. Ideal rental
business or private family retreat.
$899,000. Ref. PS10645

Luxurious Caribbean style beach-
front villa on 0.84 acres. This 5.750
sq. ft. home has 5 bedrooms, 4
baths, fully equipped kitchen, and
wrap around porches.
S2,545,000. Ref. TS10581

Well located waterfront home fea-
turing 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, a well
equipped kitchen, large living area.
wrap-around deck, amazing views
and possible dockage,
$1,190,000. Ref. PS10565

Fun-filled 3 bedroom, 3 bath, turn-
key home on 21,089 sq. ft. over-
looking the ocean with decks,
loft/office, 'widows walk", workshop
area, 2 car garage, and 2 dock slips.
$1,395,000. Ref. PS10700

Brand new, two story home with 5
bedrooms and 3 baths in 4.000 sq.
ft. of well-appointed space. Set on
an 18,700 sq. ft. lot overlooking an
incredible beach.
$849,900. Ref. AS10905

Charming 2 bedroom, 1 bath ocean
view home set high on a hillside.
Features include high quality fin-
ishes, modern kitchen, a screened-
in covered porch, and sun deck.
$475,000. Ref. AS10968

Gorgeous 15,500 sq. ft. beachfront
lot with 75 ft. of amazing water
frontage, endless views of the
ocean, and views of White Sound
and Seaspray Resort.
S299,000. Ref. PS10618

Charming 3 bedroom, 3 bath home
hidden amid lush trees and vegeta-
tion. Enjoy views of the sea, ac-
cess to the Lucayos dock and the
nearby beach.
S798,000. Ref. PS10596

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Elevated 2 bedroom, 2 bath home
with a 1 bedroom, 1 bath apartment
below. Set on an acre of land with
gorgeous sea views. A community
dock is just steps away.
$1,295,000. Ref. PS10649

Stunning 14,914 sq. ft. corner lot
with 35 foot elevations providing pic-
turesque views of the Atlantic Ocean
and White Sound. Community
dockage available.
S364.000. Ref. PS10661

Elevated 4 bedroom, 2 bath home
with a 2 bedroom, 1 bath guest
apartment and water vistas. Set on
over an acre and completed by a
deck and protected dock.
$1,390,000. Ref. AS10945

Offered with brand new tasteful fur-
nishings, this 4 bedroom boater's
haven features 10 ft. ceilings, a
large covered patio, dock pier, and
a relaxing ambience.
$1,300,000. Ref. AS11006

16,000 sq. ft. homesite on a quiet
and private island community just
minutes to Marsh Harbour. Nearby
a large community dock. Electricity
to be completed soon.
S150.000. Ref. PS10630

Centrally located 4 bedroom, 4 bath
canalfront home with dock pier.
brand new tasteful decor, a large
modern kitchen, and a spacious
covered back porch.
$1,250,000. Ref. AS10917

Elevated 3 bedroom, 3 bath water-
front home with a 130' dock, relax-
ing decks, pool, cabana, guest
apartment, and a 2 car garage.
Nearby a white-sand beach.
$3,900,000. Ref. PS10639

5 acre beachfront tract situated be-
tween Marsh Harbour and Treasure
Cay. Good elevations provide sce-
nic sea vistas. Utilities are available
at the nearby highway-
$650,000. Ref. AS10756

Two adjacent lots of 1.033 acres
each set between Winding Bay and
Cherokee Sound Settlement.
$100,000 ea.
Ref. AS10973 & AS10974

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This luxurious 2 bed-
room, 2 bath vacation
getaway sleeps 6 per-
sons comfortably.
Features include a pri-
vate beach just off the
covered verandah,
and a fully equipped
Ref. AR10560


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Sunset JUdge
Residential & Commercial Lots


Treasure Cay Vicinity
Abaco, Bahamas.

I I Reserved

I I Available

Lot # 7: $47,500
Lot # 8: $47,500.
Lot # 9: $49,500
Lot # 10:SOLD.
Lot # 11: $49,500.
Lot # 12: $49,500.
Lot # 13: $49,500.
Lot # 14: $49,500.
Lot # 15: $49,500.
Lot # 16: $49,500.

Optional Commercial Use PropertiE

Lot # 18: Request Price
Lot # 19: Request Price
Lot # 20: Request Price
Lot # 21: Request Price

* 14 Parcels available
* Good elevations
* Direct Access to the Great Abaco Hwy
* All Utilities available
* Peaceful, natural environment
* Each lot overlooks the tranquil "Marls".
* Just 15 minute drive to Treasure Cay.
* Gorgeous Sunset Views

Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas
TEL: 242-365-8752 FAX: 242-365-8753
E-mail: info@abacoestateservices.com
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sales Team of
Ed& Cindy Newell
James Moir Broker p

"Argyll House" # 483 Elegantly furnished, elegant 4 bed,
5.5 bath, 6,900 s/f Ocean Blvd. estate on 1.6 landscaped
acres with 153' beachfront. Includes vehicles & 2 additional
residential lots REDUCED TO $3,995,000.
"Tradewinds"Beach House # 1066 ixurious 4 bed, 3.5
bath 5,536 s/f fur lsoti WT -.2 s/f parcel with 130'
of white sandy lauHfrint. Recently renovated. $3,995,000.
"Peace & Plenty"# 1059- 7 bed. 4.5 bath, 2 storey furnished
Ocean Blvd. home. 163' of beach frontage.. 1.453 landscaped
acres, magnificent sea views. superior finishes. $3,800,000.
"FinalApproach"# 601 Recently renovated, furnished
canal front 2 storey, 5,500 s/f 5 bedroom,4.5 bath private home
on large property, 100' private dock,4 car garage $2,625,000,

"Another World"# 1007 -Ocean Blvd. 4 bed, 4.5 bath, 3.500
s/ffurnished beachfront home, pool patio & garage on 1.2
landscaped acres. Excellent rental income history- $2,500,000.
"Trident House # 317 Superb 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath fully
furnished, 3,500 s/f beach front home. NOW $2,200,000.

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

Palm Bay HarbourfrontHome # 2 # 1071 3 bed, 3.5 ball
new, 2.077 s/f, unfurnished waterfront home. Private garage,
private boat slip withl20' beam. Fantastic panoramic water
"Laguna" Galleon Bay #745-3 bed. 2 bath single storey,
1,550 s/fcanal front home, furnished, elevated landscaped lot,
carport & garage, deep water dock with boat lift. $985,000.

"The Cottages" # 535 -New 3 bed, 2 bath beachfront
cottages, 1,300 s/f living space on main level, plus 970 s/f
lower level. Superior construction/finishes. Fantastic Views
Golf Course Home # 1081 New in 2008, 3 bed, 2 bath,
1,400 s/f unfurnished home. modern, open kitchen includes
major appliances, granite countertops, 10,000 s/f parcel
adjoining golf course. B$305,000.
"Home, Sweet Home" # 784 2 bed, 2 bath, 1,240 s/f
furnished home on 13,500 s/f lot close to beach. Adjoining lot
also available. $268,000.
Royal Poinciana Beachfront Condominiums -Phase 4
# 716) Premier 3 level, 3 bed. 4.5 bath, plus loft newly built
condos on Treasure Cay Beach. 2,860 s/f under roof. attached
garage. 644 s/f covered/open balconies/porches. $2,075,000,
Bahama Beach Ciuh2083 t 1079- 4 bedroom, 3 bath
ground level Phase S tastefully decorated & furnished condo.
1,645 s/f living space plus screened lanai overlookingbeach
& community pool. Includes garage. $1,210,000.
Bahama Beach Club 2046- # 1009- 3 bed, 3 bath, 2nd level
Phase 5 condo, closest to beach, tasteful con temporary
furnishings, unparalleled sea & beach views. $1,150,000,

Bahama Beach Club2020 -# 1139 3 bed. 2 bath. 1.650 s/f
2nd level beachfront condo, Stunningly furnished, elegantly
decorated. Superior beach & ocean views. $1,035,000.
Atlantis Condo 2112 # 929- 4 bed, 4 bath 2,000 s/f 2 level
furnished waterfront condo on Brigantine canal. great water
views, includes 2 large boat slips. Beach nearby. $865,000.
RoyalPohnciana #2612- #972-3 bed, 3 bath, 2nd level,
finished beachfront condo, fully renovated & re-furbished in
2000. Golf cart garage. Greatsea & beach views. $865,000.


rime Real Estate Listings Throughout Aba


"Halyard Quay" # 827- Superior 3 & 4 bed 1,568 s/f&
2,108 s/f waterfront condos, gated community, 15' beam dock
slip, private garage Pre-construction pricing from $603,000.
Atlantis Condo # 2202- # 987-2 bed, 2 bath,2nd level
furnished waterfront unit, includes boat slip &golfeart
garage. "Turn-Key", Near Treasure Cay Beach $499,950,
Atlantis Condo # 2203- # 1000 2 bed. 2 bath. 2nd level
Furnished waterfront unit, includes boat slip & golreart
garage. Overlooks Brigantine BayNear beach $499,950,
Atlantis Condo#2209#770 Elem p.,furnished.wcll
maintained 2 bc 0- 1 e IV'T'Wn on Brigantine Bay,
Includes boats finger dock for 32' boat. $495,000.
Beach Villa 5074 782 Newly renovated, 2 bed, 2 bath
1,150 s/f villa, plus 592 s/f patios. Tastefully furnished. Many
extras. Close to beach, marina, golf course. $490,000.
Beach Villa 685 -f# 958 -Attractive 885 s/f2 bed, 2 bath
furnished villa, Community pool. near marina & golf course, 2
minute walk to Treasure Cay Beach $399,000.
Brigantine Beach Condo# 369 -2 bed, 2.5 bath furnished
townhouse, ocean views, closeto beach, furnished, excellent
rental history. REDUCED TO $398,000.
Mariner's Cove Condominiums

#959-2 bed. 1 bath, 2 level furnished unit, overlooks marina,
includes full size garage $299,000.

# 454-2 bed, 1 bath, 2 level poolside unit


# 985-2 bed, 2bath, 2 Level "turn-key", harbour
front end unit. Refurbished in 2000 REDUCED TO
f 928-2 bed, 1 bath, 2 level, overlooking harbour $279,000.

# 655 2bed I bath with marina view

# 455- 1 bed, I bath.ground level, poolside



Beachfront Parcel- Ocean Blvd. # 876- 1,5 acres with 100'
ol'beach frontage, on spectacular'Treasure Cay Beach. All
utilities available Gorgeous beach & sea views. $1,510,000,
Beach & Canal Lot Package #941- Windward Beach lot with
100' ofbeach frontage on Sea ofAbaco, PLUS Galleon Bay lot
with approx. 76'ofsea-walled canal frontage $1,446,000.
Beachfront Parcel, Sunrise Point # 1,01 -- Spacious 19.570
s/f with 100'powde r onstage, superior sea
views, ideal buil 4 10e, all utilities available $1,445,000.
Win(hardBeach # 999 -12.750 s/f Beach front parcel with
85' offrontage on Sea of Abaco. All utilities available, great
building site. $845,000.
Windward Beach # 1090 -12,100 s/tBeachfront parcel with
85' of frontage on Sea ofAbaco. Native stone/concrete hulk
head. All utilities available, great building site. $845,000.

Brigantine Baty ff 841 11,220 s/f cleared canal lot with 80'
protected deep water frontage on quiet street. New 40' dock
& 16,000 lb boat lift All utilities available. $485,500.
WindwardBeach-# 817- Half acrewaterfront parcel directly
on Sea of Abaco, 124' beach frontage. Newly installed sea
wall. All utilities available, $482,000.
Galleon Bay # 1061 10,751 s/f cleared canal parcel with 80'
of sea-wailed protected deep water frontage. Generous 145'
depth. All utilities available. New "T" Dock. $375,000.
Gtdleon Bay # 422 Prime 10,295 s/f cleared canal lot. 88'+
protected canal frontage, all utilities available. $350,000.
Rock Point Waterfront Parcel # 783 12,200 s/f lot near
entrance to Treasure Cay Marina. 90' newly installed sea
wall. Cleared, all utilities available, $289,000.
St. Andrews Drive Lot 1 # 1076- 14,700 s/f residential parcel
adjacent to I4th tee of golf course. Quiet community, all
utilities available, short walk to Treasure Cay Beach $76,925.

Bahamas Real Estate

Sea ofAbacoLot QI# 845 25,658 s/f lot, 172' water frontage
in quiet cove, good elevations, native vegetation, access
privileges to Atlantic Ocean beaches. $559,000.
"Paradise Point"# 659 Furnished 3 bed, 2.5 bath. 2,400 s/f
waterfront home with porches & balconies on 1/2 acre. 193'
elevated Sea of Abaco frontage, Fantastic views. $759,000.
"Turtle's Rock" # 1062 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath furnished
home on 1.18 acre parcel with 102' sandy beach frontage. Built
in 2000. Very private area. $795,000.
"Double Eagle" # 757 Recently renovated 3 bed, 3 bath. plus
loft, 2,500 s/f furnished home on canal front parcel. 95' sea
wall, 65' dock, Underground utilities. Near beach $776,000.
Residential Parcels
# 823 10,708 s/f canal lot w/130' frontage & 105' deep water
dockw/ water& electricity, Fantastic beach nearby $345,000,

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

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

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

# 597- 11,242 s/f canal lotw/171' seawall, sea view $265,000.

# 1080- 12,100 s/f canal parcel with 1101 sea walled canal
frontage. Boat davits installed $249,500.

# 904- 16,345 s/f w/ 108' water frontage, sea view $165,000.

# 811 10,400 s/fseaview corner lot, near beach $107,000.

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

Atlantic Oceanfront Parcel #746 Approx. 1 acre residential
parcel, 154' elevated shoreline near Orchid Bay community.
great ocean views. $395,000.

Boiling Hole Parcel # 1022 -Total I I acres sea-to-sea from
Sea of Abaco to bay side. 153' high rocky shoreline on Sea of
Abaco. (Also available in smaller parcels.) $394,000.
Boiling Hole Lots # 1030 2 Sea of Abaco waterfront parcels
on Great Abaco Highway. Choice of 73' or 80' rocky shoreline,
utilities available, great sea views. Each $95,000.
"High Point" Seaview Lot # 684 Hilltop 0.405 acre parcel
on White Sound Bluffoverlooking Sea of Abaco. Fantastic
Sea Views, Privacy, near beach $725,000.

Beach Front Parcel # 714 45,343 s/f parcel, 100' beach
frontage on Atlantic Ocean. Electricity available, Ideal site for
permanent residence or vacation home. $349,000.
Ocean View Lot # 1036 17,650 s/f parcel with unobstructed
Atlantic ocean view, just across street from beach. $190,000.
Inland Lot- Near Beach (Ref# 756) Large 13,000 s/f lot near
white sandy Atlantic Ocean beaches, native vegetation, Good
road access. $38,000.
Ocean View Residential Lot # 887 Elevated, hillside corner
parcel, 12,600 s/f +/-, close to sandy Atlantic Ocean bcachifront,
All utilities available. Ideal building site. $179,000,

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Junior Tourism had to participate in several elimination overall best student showing leadership
School FromPage4 Minister fr Aba steps the first of which was composing skills, outstanding personality, possessing
date to represent The Bahamas at the Ca- an essay. If the grades were satisfactory, the ability to communicate and debate ef-
ribbean-wide contest based on her entry of By Mirella Santillo the second step involved having an inter- fectively and having a cumulative GPA of
the essay topic If you could share a secret In 2002 an educational program spon- view with officials from the Ministry of 3 points or above was to be chosen.
about your island with someone visiting for scored by the Ministry of Tourism was ini- To urism. The grades from the first and In October of 2007, the program was
the first time, what would it be? ated in New Providence and adopted by second step were then combined, and the extended to Abaco. Ms. Millie Dawkins,
She reveals, "All aboard! Prepare your- the Caribbean Tourism Organization the students with the top grades took part in
self for an enchanting tour through Great following year. The program emerged as the final step, a speech competition. The Please see School Page 10
self for an enchanting tour through result of the Caribbean Tourism Organi-
Abaco. If I could share a secret with a first nation's Youth Initiative that required the
time visitor, it would be that Abaco is not Caribbean countries to send a representa-
just a sun, sand and sea brand, but it's an tive to the Youth Congress. A high school A m
eco-tourist wonderland." Adrianne spoke tv t e Y C r A h school
of the blue holes, the Spanish Barb's, the her academic performance and vision con-
eco-touristwonderlbacoNan.A ionannesPk her academic performance and vision con-Ahis!
Sawmill Sink, the Abaco National Park cerning tourism in The Bahamas as part of White Sound Elbow Ca,
and other adventurous activities that visi- Caricom and become a Junior Minister of
tors to Abaco would find memorable and Tourim for one year r Mister of
enjoyable. To become a Junior Minister a student
By being named the country's final-
ist, Adrianne and her school have
become the recipients of prizes and ....-
a cash award which includes an all
expense paid trip to Port of Spain,
Trinidad, to attend the Caribbean
Tourism Organization Conference
on October 25th-29th. At the con-
ference Adrianne will join other -"
finalists from the Caribbean coun-
tries where they all will attend an
exclusive reception, an educational
island tour and the annual awards
ceremony where the Editor-in-Chief I I..akd in : prmc~'rcd co.t. on teI Nn s. d or \, h&lo S'.%nId harbour. hcre is nicIN clv j.]ed.
of Conde Nast Traveler M magazine lonh ei -du .-i,, ahwk. i,.nidaru;_ I ia., t fi ,don a putI,h road T1Lrc ,1a [ae.i, IfuIl w1,. Iook ', .
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"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 $900,000 + 12% 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
Recently completed delightful villa with great
marina view and access. Modern 2 bed/ 2
bath CBS fully furnished home, 1020 sq.
ft. plus porches and garden area. Must see to
appreciate. FGS $555,400
Townhouse condos with on- site tennis, heated
pool, office, laundry
Marina view, 2 bed/ 1 1/2 bath, fully furnished,
never rented, extra features.
MUST SEE FGS $295,000
Marina view, 1 bed / 1 bath upstairs good
rental potential $220,150 FGS
Marina view, 2 bed/ 2 bath and unit fully
furnished- storm shutters- good rental
potential $271,500 + 7.5% closing

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
2 bed/ 2 bath lower unit with marina view. 12
ft. boat slip with 12,000 lb. lift. Never rented.
EXC $655,950 FGS
Ocean front luxury octagonal units with lagoon/
pool/waterfall. Good rental potential.
Unit #7 Two storey 2 bed/ 2 bath home.
MLS $545,000 + 7.5% closing
Unit #9 Two / 2 bath home
0 + 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 Condo \site Pool
Bldg 4 DoA SOLD 2 bed / 2 bath,
totally redonr, --Twide slip
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 $695,000 + 71V2%

"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

"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

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
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"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%
Second row beach with direct ocean access.
Great view. 2 bed / 2 bath, many special
features. MUST SEE EXC. $485,500 FGS
"Trident"/"Turquoise Seas" You cannot be more
"on the beach" than in this special home.
Offering 3 bed / 3 1/2 bath in the main house
with detached garage / bed / bath / attic plus
storage. Vast deck oceanside with widow's
walk. WOW!
MLS $2,200,000 + 7.5% closing
"Cross Winds" Split level CBS home extra large
lot across from 2 beach greenways. Private.
Master bed/ bath suite upstairs. Lower level 2
bed / 2 bath, cozy living room/ kitchen/
dining/ utility. Apartment annex 1bed/ 1
bed, living kitchen, enclosed patio. Plus! Plus!
Plus! MLS $820,000 + 7.5% closing
"Surf Shack" This CBS totally renovated two-
storey luxury modern home is located on a
large corner lat in the prestigious area of Lee
ward Beach and Sunrise Point. Both levels
include 4 bed / 3 1/2 bath plus above ground
pool with wrap around deck. many, many
more features, i.e. hurricane shutters and
generator. "A definite must see!"
$1,403,600 EXC
"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 stty CBS building,
each level ha 1j)D plents with 2 bed,
1 bath, living\ PrTen. Great rental
investment. M T SEE! 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

EXC Exclusive listing
FGS Full gross or all-inclusive price
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School From Page 8
the Educational Officer for the Office
of Tourism, contacted three schools, St
Francis de Sales, Agape Christian School
and Abaco Central High School. Three
students from Agape Christian School,
three students from St Francis de Sales
and two students from Abaco Central
were chosen to take part in the first
step in October 2007. They were given
the choice of two topics for their essay:
Health and Well-ness Tourism or The
Caribbean Inter-Regional Tourism Mar-
ket. Among them was tenth grader Mar-
cus Sands, an Interact Club member at St
Francis de Sales.
In early November, Marcus Sands re-

ceived a letter stating that he had been ac-
cepted to participate in the next elimination
process and he was off to Nassau for the
interview which would leave 20 students
allowed to take part in the speech competi-
tion. Marcus was one of them. Before the
end of November 2007, he was the Junior
Minister for Abaco.
The Junior Minister's new duties in-
cluded the welcome speech and reading
the message from the Minister of Tourism
at the opening ceremony of the Christmas
Festival held in Marsh Harbour. He rep-
resented Abaco at a student conference
held at St Andrews Methodist Church and
hosted a People to People party at Man-
goes in February for boaters and second

As a continuation to his appointment,
Marcus spent three weeks in a paid sum-
mer training program at the Tourism of-

fice under the supervision of Director Don

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In a review of the problems at Central Abaco Primary School, William Johnson, resident
engineer with the Ministry of Works, left, is examining the area where standing water
keeps grass from growing. 5/h"n ig him around are Assistant Principal Beatrice Moxey
and Senior Master Leroy Thompson.

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Students attending Abaco Central High School are checked at the gate by a police of-
ficer and a security guard. All bags are examined before they are allowed on the school
grounds. Ms. Vanessa James is pleased that the results of the national examinations last
spring showed an improvement compared to last school year.

Marsh Harbour Area
MLS # 1101 Regattas of Abaco 2/2 Condo's 4 to choose from $315,000.00
MLS # 1003 Lookout House Eastern Shores Waterfront $1,395,000.00
MLS # 1005 Royal Harbour Lot 26 $299,000.00
MLS #1006 Sunrise Bay Subdivision Lot 31 Includes Dock Slip
MLS #1067 Pelican Shores Waterfront Property with Dock $1,225,000.00
MLS #1115 Great Abaco Club Luxury Canal Pool House $1,995,000.00

North Abaco
MLS #1102 Leisure Lee Several Interior Lots from $34,800.00
MLS #1193 Leisure Lee Lot 35 Waterfront $129,000.00 "NEW PRICE"
MLS #1100 Joe's Creell UNDER CONTRACT $43,000.00
MLS New Sand Banks Creek Several Interior Lots from $23,000.00\
NEW MLS #1220 Red Rock Point 15 min. N. of Marsh Harbour
42 acres, 1000' +/- feet waterfront $2,150,000

South Abaco
MLS #1008 Long Beach Lots 316 & 418 $50,000.00 each
MLS #1008 Long Beach Lots 413 & 414 $89,000.00 each
MLS #1008 Long Beach Lots 412 $83,000.00
MLS #1012 Bahama Palm Shores Several Lots from $30,000.00

The Cays
MLS #1062 Guana Cay Interior Lot/ Great Views $129,000.00
MLS #1150 Guana Cay Dolphin Beach Estates Lots 93A & 92B
$179,000.00 each "NEW PRICE"
MLS #1102 Guana Cay Sea of Abaco Waterfront $399,000.00
MLS #1149 Guana Cay 1 Acre Atlantic Beach $369,000.00
MLS #1097 Guana Cay Sea of Abaco Estate Property $895,000.00
MLS #1103 Guana Cay Coconut Tyme Great Rental $590,000.00
MLS #1063 Guana Cay Estate Waterfront Home $1,995,000.00
MLS #1064 Guana Cay Sea Shore Villas & Harbour View Haven
MLS #1066 Lubber's Abaco Ocean Club 2 Interior Lots $99,000.00 each
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Cornish. During his stay he worked in all
the departments inviting people to meet-

ings, planning meetings, doing press re-
leases and taking minutes of the meetings
he had arranged as well as working at the
reception desk.

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Nasasha Bootle won $500 for her third place finish in Water and Sew-
erage's Water Is Life essay competition held in Nassau in May 2007.
She will be entering Forest Heights 12th grade in September, having
maintained a 4.0 grade average for the past two years. She hopes to
continue her education leading to a degree in medicine. Presenting her
prize on July 17 in the Marsh Harbour office is Mr. Keith Thompson,
Abaco Manager of Water and Sewerage.

"I enjoyed
my position,"
said the young
man. "I learnt
a lot and I am
now pressing
more towards
career goals.
I would like
to be engaged
in the tourism
market and
eventually de-
velop my own
resort." Mar-
cus' vision
of the ideal
resort is an
idyllic place,
laid-back and
friendly where
people would
come to get
away from
the stresses
of modern
life, to relax
and enjoy the
beauty of our
island. Marcus
will return to
St Francis de
Sales in Sep-
tember as an

eleventh grade student, but will continue
a relationship with the Office of Tourism
throughout the next school year.
Ms. Millie Dawkins is in the process
of organizing the next Junior Minister of
Tourism competition that will take place
in early fall, contacting every high school
in the area. She is hoping that a fair num-
ber of students will be ready to participate.
The criteria and qualification process will
remain the same.

laham 'Reat

s state

7his Week

Turtle Cove Development Abaco
Ref#: 3692
Price: $71,000 to $95,000
Agent: June Russell

8 single family sea view lots remaining. Located 12 miles North of
Marsh Harbour and 3 miles South of Treasure Cay. Small boat basin
with dock for owners. Reserve your lot TODAY!

Pelican Shores Marsh Harbour
Ref#: 4501
Price: $795,000
Agent: June Russell

This vacant lot has recently been cleared and landscaped and is ready
for development. The property includes 60ft of protected dockage in
a small canal. Excellent Investment! Lot size is approx 33,000 sq. ft.

Casa Jewel Turtle Rocks
Reft#: 3518
Price: $699,000
Agent: June Russell
Custom built 3 bed / 2.5 bath home located in the Turtle Rocks just North of
Marsh Harbour. Comes equipped with a swimming pool and there is always
a way to a private beach. Living area is 2,936 sq.ft.

Professional Service, Old-Fashion Value,
Real Estate Experts for Abaco and
The Bahamas
June Russell, CRS, BRI Broker
Office: 242.367-0100
Cell: 242-577-6819


Baker's Bay Golf and Ocean Club
Ref lI: 3887

Agent: June Russell
Baker's Bay offers 100ft of ocean direct oceanfront and is 20ft above
sea-level. Breathtaking views of the Great barrier reef just outside your
back door! Living area is 35,365 sq. ft.

Southern Breeze Lubbers Quarters A
Ref#: 3502
Price: $625,000
Agent: Patti Love n

Overlooking the Sea of Abaco, this charming 3 bed/3 bath
cottage on the island of Lubbers offers the island life you've been
searching for.

Vacant Land Available
* Ref# 3970 Lubbers Quarters Ocean View lots starting at
$70,000 Contact Patti Love
* Ref# 4123 Dorros Cove, Elbow Cay Vacant lot with dock
slip. $375,000 Contact June Russell

Bahamas Real Estate experts with
offices located in Marsh Harbour,
Hope Town and Nassau.
Patti Love, Realtor
Office: 242-366-0106
Cell: 242-475-1364
.lEstate.com patti@grahamrealestate.com


Ph. 366-0024 Fax. 366-0614
E-Mail: abacot@batelnet.bs

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We offer the best quality products & prices for...
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Dupuch Real Estat

Alarsh Harbour Office
PO Box AB 20340, Abaco, Bahamas Tel: 242) 367-0288 Fax: 242) 3
e-mail: jamesanddonna@erabahamas.com

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F1ibulous 2.4b icre pritale estate \ i beach. L..c :ied at the entrance to beau-
itful Little H rbouir, lhis I)ropert\ features unlparalleled % \ie\s including the Sea -
of Abaco and Atlantrc Ocean. Three podsc connected .ith erandahs conmlprise ..
o\er 3.500 -q uare teet of Iri\ing space. \Vaultedl ceiling ith copulas. Si\ bed- I-
roomis foin bath I laincd room str.irage gar.ige.and baii kup generator s\ stenis
Land ..iaped heautuiiills \ith tropical hihih cus boua.43inf illea., siler hution-
wood, co. ornuit pai[m.s aim.ing othel-s Lo.,ited in secluded gated C.ommunit\ If ,.i
you like going green, there is enough solar power to run this home without the .
use of the generators. The reverse osmosis system is rarely used due to the mas-
sive rain water tanks.
:13563 Price: $4,700,000


This olteiii ini. LudC 14+ t- : I (.'s i pi. r penr itiuale1, uon B(.iooklet RBa\ I ith S'
(it ianrh heIt,h trrntige luMi I 1 (it a mil- north of the ple ti.aiou, AMbac Cluh
at \\'inrinin Ba. Pi(hhedi upon the hilltop F ele iotAli'ns it hin' thi (, ott.ae ernji<:\
unparalleled \ies iol the -rtlantic Ocean irom the ccered porch. One beld-
roomi. I hith c-ottage plu; additO.anal Liuest houe \i th hath. The gardens -ire
tilled \ itnh be.iJti tut I t rpLcal pilainti and surr,..un d the lhoInie %\ ith lit er;. Prn\ac\
Jnd s-eciusion in \IdLir 0 11 piece of beaclitront parade se.

# 13515 Price: $4,250,000 4

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C( omrlahle 2 ihed. 2 bath v,\ih
\Je\.'. ctr the Atlantic and each
access ]LI steps ,i\\a\. Nice \.alter-
- trontc (ommninit that has all 01 the
"- e ssenial sert ices.0
#13596 Price: $200,000

Nice -4 becl. 4 lbath furnished home
on gorgeous beachfront ith \'ie\s
.it Atlanti.. GenCI.rator. i.able,. phone.
Icnt cd. deck. turnket\
- #2818 Price: $530,000

Beachfront home. 2 store 3 bed 2
bath, furnished master suite \,ith
sauna A accuiu. ,workshop. land-
scaped. bonehthing deep sea fi'l.hng
#13877 Price: $900,000




ilusit under one acre of direct ocean
tront proper[\. Famal.tic Atlantic
)rceacn iews.Poer available. Good
eleations.Cleared & readcv to build.
913604 Price: $330,000

2 bed 2 bath cottage tull\ furnished.
Bulil in 2008. Great \ie\-s. beach
access. All uililies. cable etc. TuLrnke\.


Price: $350,000


Lo\el\ .\ell maintained CBS houne teatur-
in 1 bed 2 bath on corner lot 90'\15l0.
Encd I-rcI & landscaped properrm sitth
se( ludel garden


Price: $350,000

Faluliu.'us 3 hIxd 3 hath. Ixahiriront hi. ur
\ ith garage Oprx.n (on-i. t i. at ( h si.l,
]i\ ing in xj -ctac ular tlanic < t ain li i

al3552 Price: $580,000

1 & 2 acre estate beachifron lots in sea
,ide communrla GoC(xx ele\alonas ior-
tei.ius ..Vlanli_ C.O ean ie\\s.


Price: $295,000

Lou 16- ori ilm D[)ri\e. Cleared and
reac:K to build.


Price: $249,000

'T\tjc plus acres with 135 ft. of direct
water frontage on Little Harbour.
Prrs ate, Raited access.
#13827 Price: 495,000

\er\ nice 2 bed 2 bhath home \%ilh
open concept ling. sits on 1.75
acres. Can be subdivided. Great
investment opportunity.
z13475 Price: $305,000

pp irlunitl\ a airt' 411 acres iot
untouched property with nice coppice
growth. Hilltop and waterfront ideal for
residential development
a 13558 Price: $490,000

8+ Acres it I ah.c.hrr ont )ilr le\aitons
with 35'dunes. Fabulous views of Atlantic
and Cherokee Sound. 3 miles to The
Abaco Club. Can be sub-divided.
#13482 Price: $1,980,000

Bahama Coral island Interior lots i\aillahle Starting at: $ 23,000
Casuarina Point Interior lot $ 60,000
Elbow Cay Newly constructed 3 bed, 2 bath hilltop home. Dock slip $925,000
Hope Town Comfortable 2 bed, 1 bath Bahamian style home $260,000
Little Harbour Interior, 1.34 acres, 60' elevations, ocean views $330,000
Bahama Palm Shores Large st-lei, iun ol interior lots Starting at: $ 30,000

*Turtle Rocks Waterfront, 2.5+/- acres
*Treasure Cay Elevated lot, near beach, golifing. tiihing and hoaling,
*Treasure Cay Lot 100+/-ft. of waterfront with soulchivast exposure
*Green Turtle Cay 1.5 acres on gorgeous ocean beach I135' ironltage
*Long Beach Homes and Lots Starting at:
*Casuarina Point Long term RENTAL 2 bed/1 hath and I bed I bath


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3 bed I 2 blithe h i rbol ir isie%. home.
Spectacular 360 degree ,.e\s or
Little Harbour & Sea of lbaco. ..
Pri\ ae dock & harlIbour moor ing
#13494 Price: $640,000

$ 90,000
$ 30,000

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Elbow Cay
Hope Town
-4 Bedrooms, 2 1/2 Bath
2,200 s.f, Residence
- 1,000 sf Porches & Decks
- Boat House & Private
Dock on the Harbour
-Fabulous Hart -ri'5"-
GreatRental -4- r -
#HTH1104 11.10.0(10.

* "SEA-TO-BAY"- 115 Acres 1,198' of Waterfontage Over 500'
of Protected Boat Basin Frontage Superb Building Sites Good
elevation Fabulous Views -Perfect for development or 2f1-;: T Fri. :,r
Estate #GGV1008 $9,995,000.

* **S"&tDCtSTLE" 2 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths. 960 s.f Residence -
Covered Porch Land 5,000 s-f- Dock Access Furnished
#GGH1011 $375,000.




Great Guana Cay
- 12.5AcreEstate
- 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bath
-1,760 s.f. Residence i
Covered & Open Decks
- 593' of Ocean Beach
- 664' on Sea ofAbaeo

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Settlement.- Com'mercial 'a
at Main Public Dock 2 Bedro s, I Baths.
Besc Location in town" 768 sIf Residence
1,900 slf Colonial Bldg. 336sf OpenDeck
400 s.f. Cov. Vermndah Central Air
- Commercial Grade Beachfront
Kitchen Central, Convenient
- Land- 96'x34'- 8,064 s.f. Location
SGreat Restaurant or Retail Fabulous Oc.an Viewo
-I -' 200,000. Bac h e -. .. -. #-FullyF i s $699e 00.
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Great Guana C'a -
Dolphin Beach Estates
-3 Bedrooms, 2 E *ith,
1,150 sf Res I.-.,
-760 s f. Covert I, ,
-1 Bedroom, 1 iAtl,
490 s f, Ap II..'-i, r
Great Views
-Near Settleme:.r
#GGH1015 5550.000. "Ga.d,;t r;

Green Turtle Cay
- Bedroosoms 4 Baths
J s f Residence
es Sea-to-Sea |.. -
- M Ocan Beachflont t
. n CI oCooBay
I r ,te DockonCoco Bay
1-'1", Au: Gen.
- 600 GOPD -Waten'nakls
#GTH1097- Fou Possible Sale
Options F ro $848,000 faor
1 aore wfdock hc. onCoco Bay.
to $3,4E0,000 fbreatti Eslote n "'r*- dot

* "SUMMER CAMP"- 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths-1,300 esf Residence
- 300' of Ocean Beach 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath Guest House "Playhouse"
with Bar Covered & Open Decks Fabulous Ocean Views
#SCH1094 $2,140,000
*"BLESSING HOUSE" -4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths 1600 s f of residence
- 785 s.f. wrap around porch 23,938 s.f. .549 Acre land 180 degree views
- 250' to the Atlantic Beach 241 s.f garage 20,000 gallon cistern Fully
furnished Runway & Dock access #SCH1093 $895,000.

* "BOUNTIFULLY BLESSED" 2 Bedroom, 1.5 Bath
-00 s f residence-3.75 Acre sea to sea. 109'of frontage on Sea of Ah aco -
106' on Atlantic Boat basin with lift 170' of dock Swimmig Pool
- Approved plans for 3/2 New England Style cottage
r#TLH1B0 $1,595,000.

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

* "VILLA GLADYS" 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths 1,147 s.f Residence
-21,213 sf.- 0.7 Acre 75' water frontage to Build dock -
Great bonefishing area Tranquility at its best
#ANH 1014 $289,000.


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* "HARBOUR L.GHT" Dickie's Cay 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths -
1,560 s f Residence 1,040 s f Verandahs 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath Guest
house 1,824 Acres Entire S.E. Point of Dickie's Cay Private
Dock. Auxiliary Generator Superb Views Furnished.
#fMWH1099 $2,200,000.
* "VIKING" -Dickie's Cay 5 Bedrooms, 3 1/2 Baths. 3,360 s.f
Residence 1,200 s.f, Covered Deck 0.24 Acres Sea-to-Sea Private
136' Dock Auxiliary Generator Superb Harbour Views -Furnished,
*TvMWH1001 -$1.995.000.
* "FRESH RII D L.fVDLIG" --L. .1-;M C I. ,:4,l. 7, :,*" 1
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a DockHouse
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T -" 100' Ocean Beach Front
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"Bo sek Due" #ufWH101'; -$1.250,000.

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|-4 Be.lic:..-- .4 Baths
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* "BLUE LAGOON" Parcel # 45 Orchid Bay 43,480 s.f -
0.9982 Acre- 190.88'on Sea ofAbaco frontage primebuilding site +/-
15' elevations Orchid Bay amenities -Allows for private deeded dock-
mature trees. #GGV1037 $940,000.
* "112-112A" Fabulous waterfront building site Two
parcels containing a total of 69,197 s.f. 1.588 Acres 2411 of
Sea ofAbacoFrontage- great elevations to 42' above sealevel
GGV1112 NEW LISTING $850,000.
* 4"AERIE" Parcel # 58 Orchid Bay 174,775 s f 4 012 Acres -
Orchid Bay amenities.- One of the Highest Points in Orchid Bay -
Fabulous Panoramic Views. #GGV1077 $850,000.
* "CLAIRE'S BEACH"- Beachfront Building Site 31,243 sof -
0.717 Acre 117' Beach Frontage Dock Access Good Elevation -
Superb Ocean Views --Lush Vegetation, #GGV1006 $790,000.
* "SECRET BEACH" 16,500 s-f over 1/3 Acre 100' of Ocean
shoreline Over 200' of depth Prime Ocean-front building site Good
elevations Deeded dock access- #GGV1092 $375,000.
* "CAPTAL W COVE"' 6.53s.f -0152Acre- 45.47'of SeaofAbace
frontage Prime building site can cary a private dock 180 degree views -
underground electric and paved road. #GGV1091 $375,000.
"Cottage Parcel # 1" Orchid Bay 14,574 s.f 0.3346 Acre -
82.20' on the Sea of Abaco Great Views Orchid Bay amenities.-
#GGV1077 NEW LISTING $366,000.

* "CONCHED OUT" offered in 1 to 4 prime sites -100 460' of
water frontage -Atlantic Beach and Sea of Abaco frontage available -
10'-32' elevations 360' views Very private Area
#GTV1008- $546,000.- $3,000,000.
* "PEATINCGHOOKY"- 15,948 s.f. 0.3661 Acre -Prime Building
Si te VUnobstructed views of Coco Bary Public Dock Access Beach
Access -50'from Coco Bay Beach. #GTV1080 $625,000.
* "COCO BAYVIEW 32,690 sf. 0.7567 Acre DockAccess -
Beach Access Good El ovation. #GTV1009 $291,000.
*"COCOBAYBREEZE" --19,558 s f 0 4490 Acre -Prime
Building Site-DockAccess -Beach Access. #GTV1007 $167,500,
S"CASUARIA" 8,126 sf 0 165 Acre Cornerlot- Prme building
site Central location Short walk to Bita Bay Beach Snorkel right offshore
#orfV1074 $112,500.
* "LIWy ARiD PALIS" 42,906 s.f 0.985 Acre -+/- 134' of Sea of
Abaco frontage Prime Building Site Build private dock
- Well established Coconut trees Views of Sea ofAbaco and Atlantic
Ocean. #LCV1090 $274,000.
* "GRAND BOIS" Rare Prime Ocean-front building site 0.51
Acre 125' Atlantic Ocean frontage Central Location Fabulous Ocean
Views -Lush Native Folihage #hWVA1081 $695,000.

* "S UM ERPLACE" PrimeBuildingSite-10,719s.f- 0.246Acre
SOver 150' of Sea ofAbaco frontage- Concrete Sewall on Sea ofAbaco -
103' x 6' private dock on Man-O-War harbour Fabulous Sea ofAbaco
views #vIWV 1082 $395,000.
* GREATABACO CLUB Parcel # 6A ard # 7A # 6A -
9,243 sqft, # 7A- 13,845 sq ft -Private Dockage -Great Sea ofAbaco
Views #6A-#MHV1102 $970,000. #7A-#MVI1103 $1,455,000.
#6A & #7A $2,182z000.
* GREAT ABACO CLUB Parcels # 48 and # 49
- # 48 7,540 sqft # 49 7,117 sq.E 50' of Boat Basin Frontage.
Semi-Private Docks Ridge Parcels Good Elevation.
#48-#MHV1100 $667,00. #49-#MHV11D01 $667,00.
* "SandBaank Creel # 2" 47,524 sft. 1.091 Acres, 1081
of frontage on SandBanks Creek, 540'inDepth. 80' on S.C.
Bootle Highway- #ACV1113- NEWIISING $108,000
*"141 Hlside Developer Parcels" Over 1/2 Acre with beach
access. Aircraft Landing Rights and Boat Slips available
NEWN LISTING Priced from: $170,000 $438,000
"CAVE CAYS" +/- 220 Acres 27,342 lin.ft 4.5 nautical
miles of shoreline +/- 20' elevations Beaches Lagoons Harbors -
Coves Vista's Controlling depth of 4.5 Between east end of Grand
Bahama and west end of Little Abaco #API10S8O PRICE UPON REQUEST

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A*A Local Government at work

Central Abaco District Council 28 Aug
The meeting began with allegations made
by members that sums in the neighbour-
hood of $40,000 were misappropriated by
each of the last two councils. Specific in-
formation was not given although the topic
was not readily dismissed.
Members wanted assurances that no
monies were left owing by the last Coun-
cil to be paid by funds from this Council's
budget. It was intimated that a substantial
sum may be still due to Abaco Hardware
from hurricane preparations four or five
years ago.
Extensive discussions centered over the
amount owed Three D's Signs for traffic
and township signs being erected through-
out the townships. Although the work was
authorized by the last Council, the fabri-
cation, installation and payment for work
completed in July are this Council's re-
sponsibility. It was said that the last Coun-
cil did not commit beyond their term of of-
fice. Although the work is on-going, it was
brought out that the present Council has
the option of cancelling the work which is
being paid for as the signs are delivered
and erected.
It was decided to invite the owner of
Three D's Signs to the next Council meet-
ing to clarify the status of the work and the
estimated funding required. It was believed
that the figure of $120,000 was given to
the previous Council as the amount for the
completed signs in the four towns.
Questions arose over a short section of
fencing erected at the preferred parking

area at the airport but which was subse-
quently removed. It was installed in an at-
tempt to resolve parking and traffic issues
in that area. Administrator Cephas Cooper
said it was paid for from the discretionary
funds available to the South Abaco Mem-
ber of Parliament.
Councillors noted that a police presence
at the airport, as required, would have
avoided the need for the fence. While dis-
cussing the airport, it was noted that fill
was donated by Bahama Hot Mix and was
graded free by Big Cat Equipment. This
filled a frequent mud-hole immediately
west of the terminal.
On another topic, Councillor Mike
Malone gave a short summary of the man-
agement requirements expected of the con-
tractor selected for the new solid waste
landfill. These are the minimum require-
ments taken from the ten pages of the ten-
der documents devoted to the site manage-
ment and subject to change. [This is not a
comprehensive list.]
A $50,000 bond and adequate insur-
ance is required.
The contractor must be competent in
managing this operation.
The government chipper must be prop-
erly maintained.
The incoming refuse must be pushed
three times per week.
The leachate must be managed and
distributed properly.
The entire area including the approach
road must be kept clean.
The hours open to the public are 6
a.m. 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and
Saturday mornings. Mr. Malone felt that
the schedule should accommodate the pub-
lic on a seven-day basis.

Separate areas are to be maintained for
items either too bulky for the main cell or
which may have recycling potential: tires,
batteries, major household appliances, junk
vehicles, etc.
A representative must be appointed by
Council to oversee the operation. It was
suggested that Abaco's newly appointed
District Engineer, Mr. John Schaeffer, be
Council's representative.
The contract will be for a three-year
period. When fully operational, the site is
expected to accept all of Abaco's trash and
Councillor Ross Thompson then gave
statistics found in the tender documents
which implied that the contractor could
expect about 100 cubic yards or 39 tons
each week. He expressed surprise that the
four-year projection gave no allowance
for increased volume to parallel Abaco's
Furthermore, he had researched the
amount of trash presently generated by
Central Abaco. Since 90 percent of Central
Abaco's refuse is moved in 30 cubic yard
containers, it was fairly easy to determine
the volume that the site will get from this
area alone. The refuse from South Abaco
and North Abaco must be added to these
In round numbers the present weekly
amount in cubic yards and origin is:
300 Hope Town
180 Man-O-War

EST 1949

360 Guana Cay
30 Matt Lowe's Cay
750 Bahama Waste
450 E & D Waste
150 (Est) Murphy & Dundas Towns
300 Marsh Harbour
210 Abaco Club, Winding Bay
2730 Estimated weekly total
Even allowing for inaccuracies in deter-
mining this figure, it was obvious to Mr.
Thompson that the figures given in the ten-
der are grossly understated. He said that
the three cays alone now send 780 cubic
yards of refuse each week.
It was noted that these figures would not
materially impact the operation of the facil-
ity other than the cell may fill sooner than
expected. However, prospective contrac-
tors must be made aware of the anticipated
Mr. Thompson noted that the cell will be
30 feet high when filled, fully compacted
and covered. His information indicated that
a D8 tractor compacts two cubic yards of
typical trash to approximately one yard.
In view of the magnitude of the land-
fill operation, further discussion was put
off until the next Council meeting when a
representative from Environmental Health
from Nassau is expected to be present.
Councillors were then shown a petition
with 91 signatures asking that the solid waste
landfill be opened as soon as possible.

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B.E.C, takes this opportunity to give you these valuable
conservation tips to help reduce your electric bill.
You may be surprised to learn that the water heater is
a large user of energy in most homes. In fact, the av-
erage household spends about $45 per month at our
current rates to heat water. And larger families spend
even more. However, there are a number of things you
can do to conserve energy and trim your water heating
Use less hot water. Using less water provides your big-
gest opportunity for savings
Adjust the temperature on your water heater. Lower
the hot water thermostat to 120 degrees to save energy
and reduce the risk of scalding.
Know when to turn off your water heater. Only turn it
off when you will be away for an extended period of
time (i.e., a weekend or longer). Using a timer or turn-
ing off the water heater between daily uses only saves
about $6 per month
The average life of a standard electric water heater is
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consider a high efficiency water heater. This may cost
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September 15, 2008

Local Government at work lA

Local Gov. From Page 14
Moving on, the Chief Councillor had
been allowed $150 toward his monthly
cell phone expense. However, he discov-
ered that the monthly bill is closer to $300.
Council will consider raising his phone al-
lowance at the next meeting.
Councillors reviewed an invoice from
Shoreline Construction for $15,000 related
to improvements at the Marsh Harbour air-
port terminal. Work there began as a part-
nership between Council and the business
community. Apparently, the first improve-
ments were so dramatic that additional
work was requested bit-by-bit without fol-
lowing the normal protocol of requesting
bids. Since no contracts or letters of autho-
rization were noted, the contractor will be
invited to attend the next Council meeting.
The role and amount of community fund-
ing will be looked into.
Councillor Cay Mills had several topics
to bring to Council's attention. He was
upset that of the $100,000 allocated to each
Member of Parliament for discretionary
capital improvement within their respec-
tive districts, the North Abaco represen-
tative did not give any benefit to Dundas
Additionally, he was upset that con-
tracts issued by Council were vague as to
work requested, poorly defined as to dates
of service requested and were given poor
oversight as to contract performance.
Mr. Mills asked why additional staff
for the Council office had been authorized
much earlier but why the position still re-
mains vacant?
He felt that the Administrator had disre-

spected him as he had not been notified of
the Prime Minister's recent visit related to
a new port north of Cooper's Town.
Mr. Mills left the meeting after making
the above statements.
Due to the impending visit by the Min-
ister of Education, $600 was paid to have
a the school yard cleaned at Abaco Central
High School. However, several Councillors
noted that an employee is paid monthly for
this work, and Councilors wondered why it
was necessary to hire another person if the
work was being done regularly through the
summer. This will be investigated.
On a separate note, Administrator Coo-
per stated that he will not issue payment
until satisfactory work is verified by an ap-
propriate Council member.
A letter was circulated to Council mem-
bers from the Abaco Public Conservancy
group which asked that Snake Cay be re-
served for the people of Abaco as a com-
munity park or other public entity. The let-
ter asked for a public meeting moderated
by Central Government with the developer
making their presentation and being avail-
able to answer questions from the public.
It was noted that government extended this
courtesy for the 4.5 acres of private Pascoe
land on Pelican Shores, which a foreign de-
veloper wanted to buy for a condominium
Council's last meeting authorized a let-
ter in support of the Snake Cay project to
be sent to the Prime Minister. The letter
was sent in support of Snake Cay to be
used singularly without reference to Tug-
gy's Cay or Bunk's Cay. The letter made
no reference to the solid-waste landfill on
the Snake Cay road. Marsh Harbour Coun-
cil members had asked that their names be

omitted from the letter.
A letter was read from the Principal of
Abaco Central High School asking for help
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._.,.: Ministry of Agriculture and Marine Resources
- Department of Agriculture


The Public is advised of the following, in accordance with
the Wild Bird Protection Act, Chapter 249:

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

The hunting of the Bahama Whistling and
Ruddy Ducks is prohibited at all times.

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ALocal Government at work

Local Gov. From Page 15
in purchasing landscaping tools.
Before adjourning, portfolios were as-
signed Council members as follows:
* Schools Danny Sawyer
* Clinic Cubel Davis
* Airport Faron Newbold
* Port Ross Thompson
* Roads & Works Renaldo Curry
* Solid waste landfill Mike Malone
* Police & Public utilities George Cornish
These are areas in which Council mem-
bers are expected to take a personal inter-
est and communicate with their counterpart
in these agencies to establish a working
relationships between the agencies and
Administrator Cooper announced that a
working seminar will be held on Septem-
ber 18 for all of Abaco's Local Govern-
ment representatives.
The Council meeting lasted from 6:30
p.m. until 10:30 p.m.
Town Planning 1 Sept 2008
Newly appointed Chairman Marcus
Bethel began his term by asking members
to work toward the orderly development of
the greater Marsh Harbour area with par-
ticular attention to parking, setbacks and

building appearances. He would like the
Town Planning Board to leave its mark as
fostering orderly growth.
It was said that there is no need to make
hasty decisions. Submitted plans can be
delayed if more information is needed or
if there are questions that the submitted
material does not explain. It was stated by
District Engineer John Schaeffer that small
sites in particular must be looked at care-
fully to ensure that all the facilities and im-
provements shown on the plans are accept-
able and workable.
Concerns noted by Board members over
the plans being reviewed related to a lack
of any coherent zoning, leaving them to
judge what might be appropriate or inap-
propriate for a given neighbourhood.
Questions constantly arose over setbacks
and appropriate firewalls in duplexes.
Twenty building permit applications to-
taling nearly $7.5 million in finished value
were on hand for review as follows:
17 of a residential nature including a con-
dominium project
1 rebuilding of Sapodilly's Restaurant and Bar
1 small shopping plaza on Don MacKay
1 Maxwell's Supermarket, 60,000 square feet
Dundas Town Committee Sept 2nd
By Samantha V. Evans
The Dundas Town Township Committee
met for their monthly meeting to discuss


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the way forward for the advancement of
their community. The following contracts
for awarded for the new fiscal year: Denzil
Pinder was awarded the contract to clean
23 side streets, Lernis Cornish was award-
ed the contract to clean the back and front
streets, and Anitra Cornish was awarded
the contract for the cleaning of the bath-
rooms at Ocean View Park.
The Committee members were informed
by the chairman, Mr. Cay Mills, that this
will be the last meeting that Mrs. Margaret
Symonette, Assistant Administrator, will
be attending as she has been reassigned to
a post in Crooked Island that she begins in
October. Mrs. Symonette will be leaving
Abaco on September 12.
Chairman Mills would like the Com-
mittee members to be more visible in the
community so that the persons who elected
them can see them at work. He explained
that he would like them to meet with the
various ministers of government when
they come into town but so far this has not
been done. This also includes their having
a meeting with the Prime Minister, their
Member of Parliament, but this, too, has

not happened as yet.
Mrs. Symonette encouraged them to
not depend on lip service to get them what
they want but to put all of their requests
in writing to the appropriate minister so
that he will know that they have a need or
are requesting an audience with him. The
Committee secretary, Talana Newbold,
took note of this as she was instructed by
Mr. Mills to prepare letters right away.
Mr. Mills explained that he believes that it
is important that they meet with the Prime
Minister so that they can share their plans
for the community with him along with
their concerns and needs and do a walk-
about through the community.
The Committee discussed some of their
immediate concerns including the insecu-
rity of the play set at Brown's Bay. It is
presently unsafe for the children to use so
it was suggested that steps be taken to se-
cure it by bolting it into the ground. Since
Wanda McIntosh has been placed in charge
of parks, she will spearhead this project.
Committee member Maggie Cornish ex-

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pressed her concern about the procedure
for using the park and play ground for
functions and Mrs. Symonette explained
that permission should be granted before
any function is held at any site in the com-
munity. A fee will be charged to secure the
function at the requested site. However,
residents can be assured that the fee will
be returned once the area is left clean after
the event. Lighting at Brown's Bay will be
requested so that residents can feel safe sit-
ting out there during the evening hours.
Chairman Mills expressed his concerns
about the lack of sufficient drains in Dun-
das Town. He stated that this is a request
that he made some time ago when he was
in office previously and to date nothing
has been done. He sees this as a matter
of urgency since many parts of Dundas
Town are prone to flooding during hurri-
cane season and periods of excessive rain.
He informed the members of the plans of
the Disaster Preparation Committee which
has identified the shelters. They will be
opened on Thursday prior to the passing
of Tropical Storm Hanna. He plans to take
Wednesday off to help BEC cut down dan-
gerous trees throughout Dundas Town, and
he encouraged the members who will be
available to join him. He asked them to
identify residents who have large trees or
limbs hanging in their yard that they can

cut down.
Chairman Mills told the Committee that
the seawall for Ocean View Park and the
docks for Dundas Town are priority as
persons with boats in the community have
no place to secure them. He stated that the
seawalls in Dundas Town are eroding and
need to be addressed right away. Since
Dundas Town has more beach front prop-
erty than any other community, he does not
see why they cannot get the needed docks
in their community.
The committee will plan a Town Meet-
ing to address the residents and keep them
informed of the projects they are working
on in the community.
Mr. Mills has a concern about non-Aba-
co residents purchasing property in the new
lots in Central Pines which makes it diffi-
cult for residents who want to move into
the new areas to do so. He would like to
find out how many residents are interested
in applying for property in the new subdi-
vision so that he can submit those names to
the appropriate parties for consideration.
The Committee discussed the budget,
realizing that they do not yet have suffi-
cient funds to accomplish a lot of projects.
Since much of the work planned by the for-
mer committee has been downsized, this
Committee has been left with some money
to hold in reserve for hurricane emergen-
cies and other small projects.
The Committee members have not yet
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September 15, 2008

The Rotary Club honours three IBeach eroson threatens restaurant

By Jennifer Hudson
During its 2007/2008 year the Rotary
Club of Abaco awarded three Paul Harris
Awards to Immediate Past President Bryan
Thompson, Mrs. Yvonne Key and Mr.
Randy Key.
On July 22 the Rotary Club of Abaco
made the Paul Harris Award presentations
to Yvonne Key and Randy Key. Mrs. Key
was recognized by the club for her untir-
ing community work in Marsh Harbour.
Mrs. Key has made contributions to many
community initiatives such as the Memorial
Garden, the Marsh Harbour Community
Center and Library, the Volunteer Fire De-
partment, local cleanup and many others.
Mr. Key was recognized by the club and
Rotarian Jo-Ann Bradley for his beautifica-
tion of Marsh Harbour and many contri-
butions he has made to various charitable

causes over the years.
The Rotary Club of Abaco has awarded
31 of these awards over its 30 years of ex-
istence. Awards have been given to both
Rotarians and Abaco community activists.
The Paul Harris Fellowship is named for
Paul Harris, who founded the Rotary Club
with three business associates in Chicago
in 1905. The Fellowship was established
in his honour in 1957 to express appre-
ciation for a contribution of $1,000 to the
humanitarian and educational programs of
The Rotary Foundation. Those programs
include an array of projects that save and
invigorate the lives of people around the
world and enhance international friendship
and understanding. They provide educa-
tional opportunities, food, potable water,
health care, immunizations, and shelter for
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Island of Great Abaco
TAKE NOTICE that pursuant to Sec-
tion 4 of the Acquisition of Land Act,
Chapter 233 Statute Laws of The Ba-
hamas 1987, it appears to the Minister
Responsible for the Acquisition and
Disposition of Lands, that the Land de-
scribed in the Schedule hereto is likely
to be needed for the public purpose of
constructing a harbour, docking facili-
ties, marina, hotel accommodation and
other facilities to promoting the tourist
traffic of The Bahamas, access roads,
other public buildings and for uses
related thereto.
the Minister and his servants or work-
men may either generally or specially
authorise any person to do all or any of
the following things, namely:

a) Enter upon and survey and take
levels of the said land or any part
b) Dig or bore into the sub-soil of
the said land;
c) Do all acts necessary to ascertain
whether the said land is adapted for
the public purpose outlined;
d) Set out the boundaries of the said
land and the intended line of Work (if
any) proposed to be made thereon;
e) Mark such levels, boundaries
and line by placing marks and cutting
trenches on the said land;
f) For the purpose of carrying out
the foregoing (if necessary) cut down
clear any standing crop, fence, tree or
g) Do all such other acts as may be
incidental to or necessary for any of
the purposes aforesaid.
A copy of the Recorded Plan of the
said land may be inspected commenc-
ing on the FIRST day of SEPTEMBER
A.D., 2008 at the Department of Lands
and Surveys situate at Bay and Arm-
strong Streets between the hours of
9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on Monday
through Friday.
DATED this 27th day of August, A.D., 2008

ALL THOSE certain pieces or parcel of
land comprising a total of approximate-
ly THIRTY-SIX (36) ACRES shown on a
plan in the Department of Lands and
Surveys in M. P. file 5028/XV, situate
on the northeast side of the main Pub-
lic Road southeast of Cooper's Town
Settlement in the Island of Abaco in the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas ABUT-
NORTHEAST by Crown Land towards
the SOUTHEAST by lands originally
granted to Joseph Saunders (B131) to-
wards the SOUTHWEST by the main
Public Road and towards the NORTH-
WEST by Crown Lands and also that par-
SOUTHEAST by Crown Land towards
the SOUTHWEST by the main Public
Road and towards the NORTHWEST by
lands originally granted to Isaac Tucker
(K-83) or however else the same may
abut and bound which said pieces or
parcels of land are more particularly de-
lineated and shown coloured pink on
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EPA From Page 2
creative market, the European Union (EU).
Maintain the country's competitive po-
sition vis a vis other CARIFORUM states
as a destination for EU investment.
Provide a platform to enhance or de-
velop new exports for the European market
(financial services, cultural services, com-
pany services.)
Min. Laing addressed main areas of
public concern. "One of these," he stated
is, "Will the EPA open up reserved areas
to foreign investors? No, this is a mirror
image of the National Investment Policy.
Some areas will be closed to non-Bahami-
an participants, we are not opening up any
areas to foreign participation that are not
already opened.
So, for instance, the wholesale and re-
tail trade where straw vendors and shop
owners are participants has no need to fear
because The Bahamas rule says that we
do not allow non-Bahamian participation
in those areas and that will continue to be
the case. The EPA will not permit people
to show up and look for a job; there will
be no free movement of people. It is com-
pletely untrue that this will be opening up
The Bahamas to all kinds of people.
If an investor is approved by The Ba-
hamas government to set up a business in

The Bahamas and a key person on the level
of CFO or CEO is needed to set it up, then
that person can be given a work permit for
three years which is the same as is done
today. Neither are we giving up our sover-
eignty," he assured the audience.
"The EPA will allow Bahamian export-
ers to continue sending their products into
Europe duty free. It will lower customs du-
des on goods from the EU and CARIFO-
RUM into The Bahamas over the next 25
years so that customers will benefit from
lower costs and greater product choice. It
also promotes investment from Europe into
the economy which can result in more jobs
for Bahamians."
The next steps he listed as
* September 2 signing of Agreement
* Submit it to the Bahamas services sector
* Pass the necessary law in parliament
* Prepare to implement the agreement over
the next three to five years
* Enjoy the benefits thereafter
In order to reassure people even fur-
ther, Minister Laing stated, "There is a
Denunciation Clause which takes effect six
months after a request to get out. It is as
simple as that."
During the discussion period which fol-
lowed, a concern regarding the compari-
son between the CSME and the EPA was
brought into question. Minister Laing stat-

ed that there is a huge difference. Whereas
the CSME involves the free movement of
goods and the free movement of labour, the
EPA is a pure and simple trade agreement
involving only the movement of goods and
trade services.
In his welcome prior to Mr. Laing's talk,
Senior Administrator, Mr. Cephas Cooper,
said that by the end of the evening he hoped
that people would have enough information
to make up their own minds about the Eco-
nomic Partnership Agreement.
Following the presentation Mr. Cooper
asked the audience to show their decision
as to whether or not we should go ahead
with the agreement by standing if they are
in favour of its going forward. An over-

whelming majority rose to their feet show-
ing that Min. Laing had done a good job
in presenting the terms of the agreement
clearly and setting their minds at rest on
matters of concern.
Accompanying Min. Laing from Nassau
were Mr. Colin Higgs, Acting Financial
Secretary; Mr. Simon Wilson, Director of
Economic Planning, Ms. Dorothy Smith
and Ms. Theresa Major from the Minis-
try of Finance as well as personnel from
the ZNS News Department. Ms. Marga-
ret Symonette, Assistant Administrator;
Mr. Benjamin Pinder, Administrator for
South Abaco, and Mr. Cubell Davis, Chief
Councillor for Central Abaco, were among
the platform party.

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

Call Jimmy at

367-4249 for more info

Dear Friends of Elbow Cay,

We, Harold Malone and Lana Russell, wish to thank
you for your confidence in us by returning us to Council to
represent you.

We wish to assure you that we will, to the best of our
ability, continue to serve in the best interest of Elbow Cay
during the upcoming term.

-T1 1winAir



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

20 one-way Tickets Valid for 1 year

Abaco $2,700
+ Bahamian Departure Taxes

Eleuthera $ 3,000

September 15, 2008

September 15, 2008 The Abaconian

Section B Page 21

UWI From Page 1

Three years in the making, the Open
Campus was introduced by Vice Chan-
cellor Nigel Harris at the recent Caricom
heads of government conference in Anti-
gua as part of the university's 60th anni-
versary celebrations.
According to Mr. Howard Spencer,
UWI Bahamas' Coordinator, the campus
will function as "a network of real and vir-
tual nodes to deliver education and train-
ing to anyone with access to the internet.
It is designed to capitalize on advances in
online technologies and on the university's
50-plus websites to advance a more stu-
dent-friendly basket of program for people
who live beyond the immediate vicinity of
our established campuses."
The Open Campus' first academic year
began August 1. The new virtual campus
will have the same level of autonomy as
other UWI campuses with its own aca-
demic board, financial management, reg-
istry, administration and student support
systems. Using advanced technologies, the
Open Campus will offer a wide range of
courses and program to meet the needs of

those Caribbean countries that do not have
one of the university's three primary cam-
Professor Spencer said, "The Open
Campus will provide quality teaching and
learning experiences, relevant research and
community partnerships through a combi-
nation of face-to-face, blended and online
learning activities."
Currently, the Open Campus offers
certificate program in journalism, e-gov-
ernance, substance abuse treatment and
gender studies as well as undergraduate
program in education, accounting, eco-
nomics and management. The cost of a
three-credit course is $360 and a six-credit
course is $720. This fee includes materials,
exams, teleconferences and tutorials.
Interested persons can visit the web site
for more information on courses and re-

Drive Safely
Watch for

School Children

The Prime Minister is greeted
The Rt. Hon.
Hubert Ingra-
ham, Prime Min-
ister, arrived on
Abaco on August
22 for a couple
of days of fishing
and relaxation.
",He was greeting
at the airport by
friends, two of
whom are shown
S* here. Superinten
dent of Educa-
tion on Abaco, Mrs. Lenora Black, and Assistant Administrator Margaret S. ,ii "ai,

0-War Hardware

-Corrosive Hardware #1 Lumber
Plain & Pressure Treated

Pine, Fir, Cypress
Teak & Mahogany

quotes or information
Sweeping Arthuti7de

l ay, Abaco, Bahamr
i I Fax (242) 365-6039

Houses and Land For Rent and For Sale

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

BAHAMAS VACATIONS 100+ private Out
Island homes, resorts, villas for rent. Free list-
ing. Call 1-800-462-2426
Dundas Town 2 bed/ 1 bath, fully furnished
apt. $800 per month. Call 242-502-0415 or
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 Sky Developers 2 bed/ 1 bath,
furnished, wtih A/C, with washer and drier,
water included. $1350/ mo. Call Mrs. Green
at 367-2660

Marsh Harbour, Gov. Subdivision. 2 b/ 2 b
duplex, washer & drier, central air, furnished,
water. First and last month's rent and $500

Elbow Cay's Best Houses and Land, rentals
and sales, Hope Town Hideaways. Call 242-
366-0224 or fax 242-366-0434. On the internet
at www.hopetown.com
Elbow Cay lot Dorros Cove, deeded dock slip
at Tahiti Beach. Panoramic views. $259,900
Net. Call Steve at 770-331-8197
Elbow Cay hilltop lot in Lucayos (North Road)
across from Treescape, 10,000 s.f. or 100' x
124'. $159,000 Call 386-212-0101
Guana Cay, Sea of Abaco, 1 + acre with el-
evation, 400+ ft. waterfront, dock & mooring.
$1,050,000. Purchaser pays 1/2 stamp tax plus
own legal fees & brokerage fees. Brokers wel-
come. 242-365-5149 www.guanawaterfront.com

Guana Cay house for sale. Dramatic ocean & Sea
of Abaco views, three sided floor to ceiling glass,
incredible sunset views from covered deck. 2 bed/
2 bath/ Jack & Jill shower. Purchase includes ad-
ditional lot ensuring unobstructed views. New roof
2008. Purchase includes all furnishings. Purchase
price $350,000 net to seller. Brokers protected.
View property www.greatguanarentals.com Call
404-846-1666 or dl@atlantaindustrialproperties.
Marsh Harbour, Little Orchard, for sale by
owner, 3 bed / 2 bath, A/C, efficiency apt. at-
tached. $290,000 net. Call 577-0281
Moraine Cay available for rent or sale For info
go to morainecay.com
Scotland Cay Private island with runway golf
carts, spa, pool table, internet, TV, fireplace.
Turnkey. Bruce Burgess cell 954 632 4966,
home 954 566 6096, Details at www.summer-
Scotland Cay Atlantic beach, 3600' paved run-
way, marina slip available, 125' beach by 260'
deep, private island. Call 970-389-0236

Treasure Cay Pineapple Point Resort.
luxury waterfront condos with deep water docks
& garages! The ultimate location in Treasure
Cay in protected harbour with spectacular, un-
obstructed views. Available July 2008! www.
pineapplepointresort.com 242-475-7464 or
1-800-545-0395 Come & see us at the end of
Marina View Dr. Office Open M-F 9-4:30 pm
or by appointment.
Treasure Cay gated community Galleon Bay
canal lot, 122 ft. water frontage, 19,000 sq.
ft., sea walls, protected deep water, near golf
course and beach, deep discount! $269,000. Ph:
WPB Condo Furnished 2 bed 1 bath; A/C;
Internet ready. Ideal for students. Security on
grounds. Bus stop at entry. 15 min from PB
Community College. Short walk to major shop-
ping & restaurants. $90,000. Call 242-365-4636
days, 242-365-4218 evenings

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The Abaconian

September 15, 2008

Junior sailor won silver
Christina Pyfrom won a silver medal in
sailing this summer when she successful-
ly completed a two-week sailing course
at the Grand Bahama Summer Sailing
School in Freeport. This took place the
last two weeks of July and was attended
by three groups of 25 children. The in-
structors were a group of young men
and women from Canada. They sailed
in the canals at first, then graduated to
the open waters where they had races.
On the last day Christina brought home
the Silver Medal. Christina also won
two gold medals at the National Swim
Meet in Nassau at the end of June. She
swam the 3rd leg of the 200m freestyle
relay and the backstroke of the 200m
medley relay for the girls eight and un-

Pastors were honoured
II An honourary reception and
dinner was held for Rev.
Keith Evans and Rev. Una
Evans on May 3 at Faith
Convention Center to show
appreciation for their work
at the First Assembly of God
-Church in Marsh Harbour.
They worked together in the
church for several years be-
fore Rev. Keith was named
the Senior Pastor of the
church in 1992. They have
been dedicated to providing
"' pastoral for their congrega-
"' tion for all these years. The
program included special music, remarks by Rev. Patrick Paul, Superintendent of the Assem-
blies of God and special tributes by Rev. Stafford S" ,,wime, and Jeffrey Lowe. Entertainment
was provided by the New Direction band.

Eastern Abaco Region of
The Methodist Church
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CIf you would like your ch listed here, call 367-2677

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

All are welcome
to worship
with us

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

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

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!

Sunday Worship 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Kids' Korner 9:30 a.m.
Tuesday Interactive Bible Study 7:30 p.m.
Thursday Prayer Time 12:10 p.m. & 7:30 pm
Friday Youth Night (high school & up) 7:30 p.m.
'D Pastors / Leaders
Derek Benjamin Ted Pearce David Lowe
Youth Pastor: Chris Pinder
For Directions call 242-367-3324


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SR YER @ 6;45PM

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 .
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 servicee directory



Marble Granite Ceramic
Porcelain Mud Work Kitchens
Bathrooms Entire Home

eL Cl: 477-5966
Office : 367-0630

Tropical Souvenir
Straw Baskets Shirts Hats
Casual Wear Gifts Souvenirs
Androsia Fabric
Located Don MacKay Blvd. and Airport
Phone 367-2431 Marsh Harbour
Mon Sat 7:30-5 Sun10 5
Visa and MasterCard Accepted


Marine Surveying & Consulting
Navigation & Seamanship
Captain Cyril Roker
B.Sc. Maritime Transportation
2nd Master Unlimited Tonnage. _.
Marine Surveyor / Nautical Inspector -
P.O.Box FH 14283, Nassau, Bahamas
Tel: 242-367-0052 / 577-6204
Email: cyrilroker@hotmail.com

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

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

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

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

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


September 15, 2008 The Abaconian

Section B Page 23

One of the Foreign Language Cadets
who recently returned from a month-
long visit to Costa Rica was Catherine
Martin. We regret that in the September
1st issue we incorrectly named her Cath-
erine Seymour.

Abaco Print Shop
Abaco Shopping Center aosi ess
rogrs Tel: 367-3202 Fax: 367-3201 Lterheads


Cancer Society

Thrift Shop
Open Every Saturday
10 am -1 pm
Behind Abaco Grocery

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Sudoku puzzle No math required
The numerals 1-9 must appear only once in:
* each 9-block square 1 7 3 8
* each row
* each column 2 6 5
The answer will appear in the next issue of this paper.
Our first 12 puzzles are rated as easy. 6 3 2
Every Sudoku game begins
with a number of squares al- 2 7 9 3 4 5 6 8 1 7 2 9
ready filled in, and the diffi- 6 4 8 9 1 2 3 7 5
culty of each game is largely a 3 1 5 6 8 7 9 4 2 7
function of how many squares 3 7
are filled in. The more squares 8 9 4 7 6 1 2 5 3
that are known, the easier it 1 3 7 2 5 4 8 9 6 8 4 1
is to figure out which num- 5 6 2 8 9 3 7 1 4
bers go in the open squares. 7 5 6 4 2 8 1 3 9 8 4 2 6
As you fill in squares cor-
rectly, options for the remain- 4 2 3 1 7 9 5 6 8
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Items for Sale. Commercial Service. Cars & Boats

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

Graphic Artist wanted. Knowledge of Photo-
shop and InDesign preferable Phone 367-2677
Bookkeeper Extremely organized individual
wanted for light bookkeeping. Requires com-
puter proficiency, experience with QuickBooks
or Peachtree preferred. Applicant must be able
to work independently, be detail oriented, and
extremely dedicated to deadlines and follow-
through. Send resumes with references to aba-
co-homes@hotmail. com.
Housekeeper Bluff House Beach Hotel on
Green Turtle Cay is looking for diligent, hon-
est people with strong customer service skills
and attention to details to work in our house-
keeping department. Call 365-4200 for an in-

For all your vertical and mini-blind needs con-
tact Sidney Albury at 367-2091 or 367-2031
Can't find blinds to fit your regular and odd
sized windows? Call 367-0546. We sell and
install 2" custom blinds. Ask for Ronnie
Bookkeeeping services through financial
statements, filing system, record keeping. 30
yrs. experience. Tel 367-3166 Ask for Mary
Mechanic Services Now Available in Hope
Town. We can accommodate automotive service
and repair at reasonable prices. Also available
- small engine repair (lawn & garden equip-
ment, small generators, etc.) Call today to set
up an appointment. Tel: 366-0040
Bookkeeping and accounting up to and includ-
ing Financial Statements available. Hourly
fees. Contact Rtuh at 475-8700

Wholesale Diapers Available starting at $28
per case. All name brands. We will ship to Out
Islands. Call toll free 242-300 1213 for more
Brownie 3rd lung model F280X Honda 4 HP.
Call Greg 713-724-7065 or gletsos@letsos.
com $1500
I-phone 36 unlocked, brand new. $1100 OBO
Call 458-1162

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

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

Golf cart, 2002 Club Car Villager, gas, 2
passenger. US $4,500 Call 367-3262

13' Boston Whaler w/ 30 HP Yamaha, 2005,
good condition. $4500 OBO 477-5991


26' Carver, open cockpit w/ 140 HP Evinrude,
2 burner stove, kitchen sink, sleeps 4, bathroom,
head and face basin, fly bridge. $14,500 Call
31' Bayliner Ciera 3055/ 1999 lying Abaco
$35,000 More info www.frankboat.ch


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

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

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

39' Carver Motor Yacht, 2005, loaded, Volvo
350 HP diesels, Zodiac Rib on a hydraulic lift
included, under 500 hrs, 2 beds/2 baths, great
shape, ready to go. Must see at slip 11 at the
Conch Inn. $395k. Call 386-679-7170

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

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

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

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Private estate perfect for entertain-
ing. -i hgligtcd by a fully furnished
5 bedroom residence, free-form
pool, and 10 ft, ceilings. Ideal re-
tirement home or vacation villa.
$1,500,000. Ret. AS11005

Half acre building sites within a pri-
vate waterfront community. Fea-
tures include underground electricity,
private dock slip, beach access, and
views of the Sea of Abaco.
$770,000. PS10659

10,069 sq. ft, lot with elevations to
10 ft. Set within the tranquil resi-
dential community of The Abaco
Ocean Club. Ideally located nearby
the community dock and beach.
895,000. Ref. AS10964

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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

Unique 9,750 sq. ft. property with
sea views in the popular gated com-
rn nriil, of Sunrise Bay. Additionally,
a private dock ILp can be acquired.
All amenities nearby.
$249,900. Ref. AS11026

6.811 sq. ft. sea and ocean view lot
within the Shipwreck Subdivision,
five minutes from the Guana Cay
settlement. A brand new community
dock and two beaches are nearby.
5125.000. Ref. AS10891

Lovely 10.489 sq. ft. homesite in the
quiet Abaco Ocean Club. Just steps
to the Western shoreline and a short
walk or golf cart ride to the commu-
nity dock.
$84,500. Ref. AS10969

15 acre estate with elevations to 70
ft. and 630 ft. on the Sea of Abaco.
Perfect for a waterfront club or re-
sort, residential community. or a pri-
vate estate
$1,200,000. Ref. AS10886

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Last chance to obtain a homesite in
the prestigious and gated Great
Abaco Club. This 7,630 sq. ft canal
lot has easy access to pool, tennis
courts, and beach.
$300,000. Ref. AS10731

41-6 acre tract comprising rr'llng
hills and views to the Sea of Abaco
and su, roindirjni 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

Collection of superb 1 + acre beach-
front, oceanfront, and golf course
estate lots within the luxurious Ritz-
Carlton Abaco Club with world-class

Collection of homesites within a
treasured beachfront community.
Hilltop '.:t- sirrrjn at 8150,000.
Waterfront lots starting at $395,000.
Beachfront lots starting at S595,000.

Starting at $1,900,000


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