VOLUME 18 NUMBER 3 FEBRUARY 1st, 2010
Minister signs sea wall contract
Improvements will be made to Hope Town's Sunshine Park
By Timothy Roberts
The Hon. Neko Grant, Minister of Pub-
... lic Works and Transport and Member of
.. -" ...U" --- .' .--- Parliament, visited Abaco on January 13
-o rm h.... to sign a contract for the building of a new
Sa seawall at the freight dock at Sunshine
Park in Hope Town.
The contract, a capital project (meaning
the funding comes from central govern-
ment and is not part of local government's
recurrent budget) costing $206,394, was
awarded to Abaco Tug and Transport
which includes a new reinforced sea wall
with sheet piling and other works. The
work is scheduled to begin within a few
weeks and is expected to be completed
within three months.
Jonathan Higgs, manager of Abaco Tug
and Transport, was on hand to sign the
S- contract with the Minister and stated that
he was grateful that his company was be-
..ing awarded the contract and would fulfill
their obligation on time and with quality
The project was tendered and bids
S-opened at government's Tenders Board
through the Ministry of Finance in Nassau
The Hon. Neko Grant, Minister of Public Works and Transport, was in Hope Town on January 15 to sign a contract for repairs to the on December 15 that received three bids.
dock at Sunshine Park. This picture shows Mr. Grant, third from left, handing the signed contract to Jonathan Higgs of Abaco Tug The Hope Town District Council relo-
and Transport, the company that will be doing the work. They are at the park in Hope Town at the dock where freight is offloaded. cated freight deliveries from the main pub-
S/i ,, are Jeremy Sweeting, Chief Councillor of the Hope Town District Council; Nicole Campbell, Under Secretary in the Ministry; lic dock, which is used by Albury's Ferry,
Please see Contract Page 2
Red Cross appeals Power plant will burn diesel
By Larry Smith aco lawyer Frederik Gottlieb as Chairman
Environment Minister Earl Deveaux of the Bahamas Electricity Corporation on
for on at o ns has confirmed that the 48 megawatt power January 1) told me that a final determina-
plant now under construction at Wilson tion on possible higher prices for Abaco
City will burn diesel rather than heavy consumers had not been made. He said the
fuel oil when it is commissioned later this plant should be operational sometime in
SHowever, Michael Moss (the Freeport- Pease see Power Plant Page 5
v 3Please see Power Plant Page 5
s .. based electrical engineer who replaced Ab-
Elbow Cay's White Sound
dune is being restored
The Ref Cross branch on Abaco is very usy assem ing supp ies or re iefe-orts in
Haiti. The supplies include 1 (hbihw,. baby items and non-perishable food. The supplies
will be shipped to Nassau to be consolidated with supplies there. The men shown are
Walter Lightbourne and Anthony Joseph.
By Navardo Saunders victims in Haiti. Haiti, which was hit by a
The Bahamas Red Cross Abaco Center
is appealing for donations for earthquake Please see Relief Page6 .
901/ugs OMinister Neko Grant toured the White Sound area on Elbow Cay to see the restoration
10 H0OS NVd ISM L-667CI ~-'enis of the dune The road on top was undermined during recent hurricanes, threatening to
QlVd eAVJednOJ3 BS 9L99 cause the road to collapse. ~/wi m are Chief Councillor Jeremy Sweeting, Mr. Grant
OViSOd Sn -oul q9/\-\.ens and Kevin Albury, the person who had the contract and made the repairs. Mr. Albury
6IS I~eSd ueiuooeqV a M put in quarry topped with sand. It will be planted with sea oats that have extensive,
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Mr. Grant; Mr. Higgs; Administrator Cephas Cooper
Schaeffer, Ministry qf Works engineer on Abaco.
Minister's visit included review of dune restoration
Contract From Page 1
to Sunshine Park two-and-a-half years ago
in order to relieve congestion at that loca-
tion. Jeremy Sweeting, Chief Councillor of
the Hope Town District, said, "The Coun-
cil made the right move, but with very lim-
ited resources patched up Sunshine Park
to welcome the change in locations. The
move proved successful, as many of you
felt and still feel that it has freed up heavy
congestion with your freight arrivals. Over
at the Post Office dock, parents feel much
safer with their arriving school kids com-
ing off of the ferry, free from interacting
with commercial activity."
Mr. Sweeting spoke of the Council's
ongoing work to bring relief to some of
the issues Hope Town has been facing in-
cluding the decade old problem with the
rebuilding of the dune at White Sound and
the more recent problems with the freight
dock at Sunshine Park, saying, "Make
no mistake, your Hope Town Council is
working hard for you!"
He thanked the Prime Minister and his
government along with Mr. Grant for ad-
dressing their problems. "I stand here to-
day and applaud them. I wish to also thank
my colleagues on Council for their hard
work. All of our letters and constant fol-
low-ups and phone calls paid off."
Central Abaco's Senior Administrator
Cephas Cooper opened the ceremony for
the contract signing. He stated that Hope
Town should be "a model district" and
gave high praise to Mr. Sweeting for his
work on improving their townships.
The Hope Town Primary School stu-
dents sang the national anthem.
Minister of Works Neko Grant and the official group listened as the Hope Town School
students sang the national anthem. Mr. Grant was in Hope Town to sign the contract for
repairs to the seawall at Sunshine Park.
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The Minister of Works was pleased with the work to restore the dune in White Sound on
Elbow Cay. The road along the top of the dune was undermined as the dune was washed
out. The restored dune will be planted with sea oats that have roots that are extensive and
will hold the sand and quarry in place.
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plus 5 extra lots. Snorkeling outside your door, 2 bed 2 bath, 2,400 sq. ft., includes studio
short walk to amenities. US$2,250,000. apartment, private dock and pool. $3,250,000.
HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #3967
FAR NIENTE BEACHFRONT Move in! 4b/5b,
5,000 sq. ft. on excellent swimming beach,
near public dock, turnkey. US$2,490,000.
HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #3674 HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #2911
ALWAYS SUNDAY WATERFRONT charming 2 SWEETING's LANDING-WATERFRONT Immaculate
bedroom 2 bath cottage with private dock harbourfront home with private dock. 3 bed 2
on the South end of Elbow Cay. $1,530,000. bath, bonus room, extra lot. $1,300,000.
HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #4963
NoRTH STAR -WATERFRONT Charming island style 2
bed 2 bath with breezeway connection,very private,
shaded decks, steps to beach. US$1,200,000.
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HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #4395 HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #5234
SHEPHERD NEEDLE HILL-WATERFRONT 3.7acres CLIFFORD SAWYER HOUSE HOPE TOWN
with 140'ondeepprotectedwaterontheSeaofAbaco. VILLAGE 2 bed 2 bath and detached
60'+ elevations. South of Sea Spray. US$995,000. efficiency. Steps from public dock. $950,000.
HOPETOWNI ELBOW CAY #4673
OCEANFRONT MOMMA'S MARLIN 4 bed
2 bath in White Sound on the beach. Open
living area. Panoramic Views. $899,000.
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HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #3166
ABACO RUM PUNCH OCEANVIEWS Swimming
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HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #4827
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HUMMINGBIRD COTTAGE Charming historic
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HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #4920
ALLAMANDA Historic Loyalist cottage with
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HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #5230 HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #4270
VALENTINE'S Historic 3 bed 2 bath with SEA SALT OCEAN VIEW Newly
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COCONUT DUNES OCEANFRONT 92 ft
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HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #4246
SURFER'S REST LOT 8 Oceans views,
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#2969 Big Point Lot II Half acre beachfront building site. US$595,000. Kerry Sullivan
#4308 Coconut Dunes -NEW PRICE- Beachfront Partnership opportunity. $375,000. Kerry Sullivan
#5030 Harbour Landing UNDER CONTRACT- 100' of Beachfront. US$395,000. Kerry Sullivan
#4905 Ocean Bluff, Dorros Cove Oceanfront, dock slip, highest elevation in area. $650,000. K. Sullivan
#4639 Lucayos Lot 6-5 minute walk to shared dock and beach. $99,000. Jane Patterson
#4236 MarNie's Landing lot 3C NEW PRICE Dock slip and ocean view. $459,900. Kerry Sullivan
#4313 New Settlement Hillside lots wI underground utilities. Starting at: $140,000. Kerry Sullivan
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#4826 North End Lot 66 Almost 1/2 acre lot. Underbrushed. $189,000. Jane Patterson
#3207 Seagrape -White Sound 101 ft. sandy beach, near public dock. $450,000. Kerry Sullivan
#4395 Shepherd Needle Hill 3.7 acres, 140' on deep water coastline. US$995,000. Kerry Sullivan.
#4605 Ocean View Subdivision Lot 4 Ocean View 18,799sq.ft. $200,000. BillAlbury
#3824 Pink Sand Best beachfront property on the island. $990,000. Kerry Sullivan
#4246 Surfers Rest Lot # 8 nearWhite Sound. Close to ocean. $183,500. Jane Patterson
#4482 Fabulous Beachfront Lot. Best Beach Location. FURTHER REDUCED $375,000. Stan Sawyer
#4671 SeaViews, high elevation, 1/2 acre. FURTHER REDUCED $135,000. Stan Sawyer
#1836 Tilloo Beach Subdivision Htilside lots, shared dock. From $150,000. Laurie Schremer
#3738 Tilloo Beach Subdivision Lot 10 Beachfront lot. NEW PRICE $270,000. Laurie Schremner
#4558 Tilloo Beach Subdivsion Lot 22Waterfront. $335,000. Laurie Schreiner
#5128 Tilloo Bch Subd Lot 27 Superior elevation, shared dock. $125,000. Kerry Sullivan
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Power plant may be operational
Power Plant From Page 1
During a tour of the Wilson City con-
struction site in December, Prime Minister
Hubert Ingraham indicated that diesel fuel
would "most likely" be used instead of the
more polluting heavy fuel oil (also known as
bunker C fuel). But, he added, Abaco con-
sumers may have to absorb the incremental
cost of using the more expensive fuel.
"It is not appropriate at this time, when
we are seeking to comply with world stan-
dards, for us to build a brand new plant
using bunker C," Mr Ingraham acknowl-
edged at the time.
Currently, Nassau's main power plant at
Clifton uses heavy fuel oil as does the pri-
vately owned Grand Bahama power plant,
but all plants in the Family Islands use die-
sel. BEC's plan to burn heavy fuel oil at
Wilson City has attracted much criticism
from environmentalists and concerned res-
idents on Abaco.
A new environmental activist group
called Abaco Cares was formed in direct
response to this prospect. It held a public
meeting on January 20 at the New Vision
Ministries conference hall in Marsh Har-
This is an aerial of the new power plant under construction in the Wilson City area. It shoi
the proximity of the plant to the Bight of Old Robinson, an extensive mangrove fisheries nur
ery. The pipeline to the dock will be approximately three miles. No changes in the plans ha
been announced yet because of the switch to diesel fuel.
bour. Led by Pastor Clint Kemp, who
operates a fly fishing business at Schoo-
ner Bay, the group invited U.S. experts to
talk about the potential dangers of bunker
Heavy fuel oil-based power plants pro-
duce higher smokestack emissions as well
as vast quantities of oily wastes that re-
quire management and disposal. Waste
oil demands frequent off-site disposal or
incineration as well as an increased risk of
leaks and spills and the associated burden
of environmental cleanup.
All BEC customers are presently billed
according to the same base tariff struc-
ture and a levelised fuel surcharge. It
is not yet known whether BEC's bill-
ing systems can easily accommodate
a fuel surcharge disaggregation. And
the cost of diesel varies from one is-
land to another because of differing
According to Mr. Moss, if the cost
differential between diesel and heavy
fuel oil (HFO) for the Wilson City
plant is restricted to Abaco, consum-
ers here will face a surcharge increase
between one and a half times and two
times that incurred by BEC customers
elsewhere in The Bahamas.
However, if the incremental fuel
cost is spread among all BEC consum-
ers throughout the country, custom-
ers will experience a fuel surcharge
increase of around 0.30 c/kWh a
three percent increase. This is because
Abaco's fuel consumption is relative-
ly small compared with BEC's New
ws Providence fuel consumption.
"While burning diesel at the Abaco
ve plant would result in only a moderate
increase in surcharge to the overall
BEC customer base, and while the intro-
duction of HFO to the plant has not yet
taken place, and while HFO is not used in
any other Family Island plant, its introduc-
tion to Abaco could be avoided," Mr Moss
In response, Abaco Cares argues that the
continued use of diesel in Abaco should,
if anything, result in a decrease in con-
sumer rates due to the operation of larger
and more efficient engines at the new Wil-
son City plant. It said the introduction of
higher rates for Abaco consumers would be
The additional costs of using diesel fuel
at Wilson City have been variously put at
$3.5 to $10 million a year by BEC spokes-
men. Both the Prime Minister and BEC
Chairman Moss have said that the utility is
working through the figures before a final
determination on a possible rate increase
But according to Clint Kemp, "The cur-
rent plant uses diesel, so there is no reason
why doing so at the new plant should cost
more. And because of all the complications
involved in using heavy fuel oil, a large
portion of the savings from the lower cost
of HFO perhaps a third or more will be
soaked up by additional construction and
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Abaco is responding to Haitian disaster
Relief From Page 1
massive earthquake on January 12 measur-
ing a whopping 7.0 on the Richter Scale,
has suffered tremendous loss.
Chairman Barbara Johnson said, "There
are many people who have lost everything.
Their homes and livelihoods are gone.
Many buildings which housed essential
items, such as medicine and food, col-
lapsed. Many people are injured; many of
them in critical condition. It's just one big
nightmare," she said. "The people are in
dire need of assistance."
The Red Cross in New Providence and
Abaco are appealing for donations from the
public to send to the Red Cross in Haiti to
distribute to the Haitian people. "The peo-
ple are in desperate need of first aid sup-
plies, diapers, formula for the babies and,
of course, food," said Ms. Johnson. "We
are appealing to the public to come forward
and assist. Today for Haiti, but tomorrow
it could be The Bahamas. In fact, we could
have had our share of devastation, too, be-
cause the same day Haiti was devastated by
the earthquake The Bahamas was placed un-
der a tsunami watch. And not to forget after
hurricane Floyd Abaco was in bad shape
and people helped us get back on our feet."
Ms. Johnson said the Red Cross is hop-
ing to get the same response from the public
as it did in the aftermath of the hurricane
that left Inagua in a state of devastation.
"When Hurricane Ike struck Inagua, the re-
sponse [from Abaco] was really good," she
said. "It was overwhelming. So I'm hoping
because it's not Bahamians in need this time
that the level of assistance would be any dif-
Several days after the earthquake, Ms.
Many groups on Abaco are collecting money, food, clothing and other supplies to be sent
to Haiti. Most of them will be sending these to Nassau for consolidation there. The Red
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Johnson had received a $1000 donation
from a generous member of the public to
go toward the relief fund. A number of
people had stopped by the Red Cross office
in Marsh Harbour to drop off donations.
Those donations were flown to Haiti, cour-
tesy of Sky Bahamas, on January 19.
Ms. Johnson urged members of the pub-
lic to continually make donations to the Red
Cross for the earthquake victims. "It's go-
ing to take at least a year for many people
in Haiti to get back on their feet," she ex-
plained. "They are going to need on-going
assistance. So we are appealing to the public
to donate food, medical supplies or money.
Clothes are not a top priority at this time.
I just want to remind people that it could
have been The Bahamas and so we should
do unto others as we would want them to
do unto us."
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The bunker C debate ends
The reasons for switching away from
bunker C for BEC's new plant has been
accepted and diesel fuel is now the choice.
Left undecided is the cost difference to the
consumer, if any, between diesel and the
cheaper bunker C. It is interesting to note
that most developing countries are phasing
out their facilities that use heavy fuel oil
primarily due to long term environmental
and health issues.
Although the initial landed cost of bun-
ker C is much cheaper than diesel, there
are many other subtle and hidden factors
which add to the final cost of using the
cheaper fuel. Initial figures that we were
given had BEC saving about $8 million per
year in fuel costs by switching to bunker
C. This alone makes it worth considering.
However, as the opposition mounted to
the dirty bunker C, it became apparent that
there were many other issues to be consid-
ered. A recent government statement indi-
cated that using diesel might be only a bit
over $3 million in additional costs annually
although the language was vague indicat-
ing it might be higher. Studies are under-
way on the known and the unknown factors
affecting the final cost for using diesel.
Many of the hidden costs related to the
use of bunker C are difficult to measure
such as long range health issues, increased
equipment maintenance, the effects of in-
creased pollution on our environment and
ground water and other issues. Specifical-
ly, some of these follow.
The use of bunker C fuel increases
the maintenance costs substantially. How
much more depends on whether routine
maintenance is carried out.
Heavy fuel oil exhaust emissions are
full of toxic materials which generate health
and environmental problems over time.
Monitoring the emissions from the
bunker C exhaust is expensive and time
consuming, if it is done properly. Those
opposed to the use of this fuel are not satis-
fied that the monitoring would have been
done or that corrective action would have
It should be easier to monitor the exhaust
emissions when the plant is diesel powered
and to keep the emissions at minimal levels
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as many of the harmful substances in bun-
ker C exhaust are not present in the diesel
Bunker C requires a special tanker for
shipping and the heavy fuel oil must be
heated to allow it to be pumped.
Eliminating the bunker C also elimi-
nates the need for a centrifuge which re-
moves water, heavy metals and other
contaminants before the fuel is burned.
Overlooked is the fact that these heavy
metals and other substances in bunker C
are either put into the atmosphere through
the incinerator's smoke stack, or they re-
main as a sludge or ash to be disposed of
on land somewhere.
As with many issues at the plant, it
has not been stated how the used engine oil
will be disposed of no matter which fuel
Engines using heavy fuel oil require
a duel fuel system along with a different
start/stop protocol. Bunker C engines are
started on diesel fuel and switched to the
heavier fuel when the engines are warmed
up. Shutting these engines down requires
first switching to diesel to purge the pumps
and injectors of the heavy fuel oil which
must be heated to flow through the system.
It has not been said but a three-mile
pipeline for diesel from the shore to the
plant should be simpler to install and main-
tain than the proposed twelve-inch pipe re-
quired for the heavy fuel oil.
Government spokesmen did not seem
concerned about the need for a shallow
draft tanker to bring the heavy fuel oil to
the Wilson City terminal. Although we
are sure that these ships exist, we are not
aware that there are any now in The Ba-
hamas. However, there are many shallow
draft tankers that regularly deliver diesel
fuel to the Family Islands.
Although the switch to diesel was con-
firmed to Larry Smith by Minister Earl De-
veaux, nothing has been said on the design
changes needed for diesel or conversely,
on the design elements not needed now as a
result of the switch to diesel. The engineer-
ing changes required for diesel are easier
to contend with than the speciality items
needed to handle the thick heavy fuel oil.
The docking facility and pipeline for
diesel deliveries will be much simpler
than required for delivering bunker C.
Engineers and industrial architects will be
working overtime to plan the modifications
required by the use of diesel. In general
terms, everything is easier by using diesel.
It is possible that the fuel transfer facility
can be moved closer to shore rather the
current plan of 800 feet from shore.
Although the new plant will not be
moved, this change of fuel should make
the facility more acceptable.
As a country's population becomes ac-
customed to a higher standard of living,
expenses rise. Air conditioning, frozen
foods, medical care, bigger cars and mo-
torboats all contribute to a better standard of
living, but they come with a price tag that
we have become accustomed to. As crude
oil prices worldwide fluctuate, we have to
adapt to changing electricity prices. These
rates are apt to fluctuate higher. BEC and
government are now deciding what our en-
ergy bill will be.
One thing that has emerged from the
BEC fuel issue is that informed and con-
cerned residents can come together and get
government's attention. An offshoot of the
current BEC controversy has been the for-
mation of two new environmental groups,
Abaco Cares and Responsible Develop-
ment for Abaco. How these will interact
with our established Friends' group and
how they will collectively react to future
issues remains to be seen. Abaco's envi-
ronmentalists are finding their voice and
are now comfortable in bringing these is-
sues to the attention of government and the
The final chapter on our new BEC plant
has not been written and, like a good mys-
tery, we await the next chapter. We are
also watching our environmental groups to
see where they are headed.
We have taken liberties with Newton's
First Law of Motion formulated in 1687
which seems to apply to governments. "A
body in motion will not change its course
until acted on by an outside force." Con-
cerned people acting together in harmony
can be an outside force to cause govern-
ment to change its direction.
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Reference is made to your letter ad-
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man of BEC and which was published in
It is most unfortunate that you attempt to
discredit Mr. Gottlieb by taking his state-
ments out of context. You should be aware
that the sulphur emissions are directly re-
lated to the sulphur content of oil. Hence,
by using oil with a lower sulphur content
(percentage), the sulphur emissions (parts
per million) would be reduced. Therefore,
as stated by Mr. Gottlieb, the use of a low-
er sulphur oil will result in lower sulphur
emissions. This is a fact. Further, the emis-
sions will meet international standards.
With regards to monitoring of the emis-
sions in Abaco, as previously stated, am-
bient air monitoring devices have been
installed not only on the site, but also in
surrounding areas. The data captured from
the same will be collected by an indepen-
dent environmental specialist firm and
made accessible to various stakeholders.
Additionally, an Environmental Officer
will be stationed at the site to further re-
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not run free
I feel compelled to write this letter to
remind dog owners that the free enjoyment
of public roads is a right of any resident
whether pedestrians, bike riders or car
drivers and that aggressive dogs have al-
ready attacked pedestrians and bike riders
in various areas of Marsh Harbour and
An outdoor person, I used to enjoy
regular walks on the Great Cistern Road,
putting up with the odd dog barking at me.
Lately two more dogs have been added to
that particular one roaming free, not only
barking but following me threateningly
with bare teeth. One dog can be controlled,
three dogs become a pack and therefore
Could dog owners become conscious of
their responsibilities and keep their dogs
secured or in a fenced yard at least during
the day or when they are not home?
Responding to "A Plea
to Abaco Drivers"
I, too, share all the experiences that
"Don't want to be the healthiest Dead Man
on the side of the road" does. My runs turn
into a game of chicken with the drivers of
Abaco. Can you not see me running be-
cause you are driving too fast to see?
I have been ALMOST hit by taxi drivers
heading to down the road as fast as they
can to get to the next fare, Haitians with
no drivers licenses a known fact, people
texting or on their cell phones. PLEASE
pay attention, folks. I am merely trying to
exercise, work off stress.
I cannot imagine what one of you would
do if you hit a biker as in bicyclist, a walk-
er or runner. How would you feel for the
rest of your life? These people are hus-
bands, fathers, mothers, wives, children,
sisters and brothers. All because you were
going too fast and or not paying attention
or both. All any of us want to do is ride,
walk, run on the road to stay healthy. Give
us some room, wait for another car to pass
before you try and squeeze between us be-
cause you have somewhere to go that is SO
much more important than my life. It can
wait three seconds!
By the way, where are the police when
these people are speeding down the road or
driving without a license? Most of you can
answer that one on your own.
Running Scared in Abaco
Praise for a
I ask that your publish this letter written
to the Prime Minister.
To the Rt. Hon. Hubert A. Ingraham
To the Hon. Phenton 0. Neymour
It is not often, I am sure, that you re-
ceive letters of praise in government. It is
likely a "thankless" job, and you have to
obtain your own reward for your service.
So, right away I would say "Thank you" to
both of you for your ongoing work. I know
very well that nothing is easy.
It is important to bring to your attention
the hard work of another public servant -
Mr. Henley Dawkins at the Water & Sew-
erage Corporation here in Marsh Harbour.
On Saturday, October 10, while a friend
was mowing my lawn, he accidently hit
the water supply meters and severed one of
them. The water was spraying everywhere
and flowing out on to the street, disrupting
the water supply of three neighbors.
I called the emergency number and the
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regular number and got no answer. I called
the emergency number in Nassau and did
get an answer. But they said they had no
telephone number for Keith Thompson,
who was their emergency contact.
After contacting the Fire Chief here in
Marsh Harbour, I obtained a number for
Henley Dawkins, who came right away.
During the time we were waiting, another
Water & Sewerage person was seen leav-
ing Abaco Hardware (which is next door to
my home) and surely he could have noticed
the water all over the road. But he made
no attempt to come over. I did not see him
myself or I would have approached him.
Mr. Dawkins came and repaired the leak
quickly and we were struck by his pleasant
To date, I have not received a call back
from the messages I left on the answering
machine at the Water & Sewerage office.
When I visited the office to see the manager
the following week, I was told he was "out"
and there was "no way" to know when he
would return and there was not a way to
ever make an appointment to see him. You
just had to "keep checking back."
I am sure there is nothing that can
change the bad ways of many at that com-
pany, but perhaps you could just keep Mr.
Dawkins in mind if you ever need someone
to get something done.
Dear Mr. Editor,
Thank you for allowing me to put a
small piece in your paper concerning the
young men who own street bikes, dirt
bikes and four wheelers. The bikers here
clearly think that everybody on Abaco
loves them and enjoys their ridiculous and
insanely stupid stunts they perform on their
bikes. They especially love to perform
these stunts in the middle of traffic on a
very busy Friday afternoon and the best
part about their "amazing" stunts as that
they are not wearing any helmets or pro-
tection at all. They have street races over
the weekend on Don MacKay Boulevard
and they choose to do it in the wee hours
of the morning.
My two-year-old son is now terrified
of motorcycles because of their loud bikes
that disturb him from sleep. I am 100 per-
cent sure I am not the only person in Marsh
Harbour that experiences their street rac-
ing. The bikes are so loud that you would
literally think that they are racing right in
your living room. Something needs to be
done about these so called "street racers."
I say "Book them!" Give them a heavy
fine or confiscate the motorbikes just be-
cause of the insanely stupid stunts they per-
form. They are riding around without pro-
tection which as far as I know is supposed
to be illegal. I can guarantee that if it were
me out there on a busy Friday afternoon
doing wheelies in and out of traffic and not
wearing protection, I would be fined or
maybe even locked up for the night.
A bout two months ago I witnessed a
young man on a white four wheeler try to
do a wheelie on the corner by K&S Auto.
He could barely hold the bike up so he
started to wobble and almost toppled over
into a line of oncoming traffic.
If something isn't done soon, these
young men are going to end up dead. But I
guess it's like the old saying goes, "A fool
always dies before his time." So if they
get booked and still continue to perform
their stunts, then they only deserve what's
Thank you for allowing me to put a
piece in you paper.
An alternative view
of the power plant
It is very much in vogue to be recog-
nized as an environmentalist these days.
Too bad for me. Once again I am standing
on the outside looking in on all the popular
people. I am an environmentalist though,
just not a committed one, at least not as it
is described in the global community today.
For instance, while I believe there is some-
thing to the worldwide call for attention to
global warming, I do not believe that man
is contributing to it as drastically as the far
left "green" folks would have us believe,
and I do not believe that man can slow it
down. In other words, I'm one of those
stupid people who believes that the earth
is going through a natural warming cycle.
And why do I believe such nonsense? Be-
cause there are many experts who say so.
But, of course, we never hear from them
because their interpretations of the future
do not jibe with the very left wing inter-
pretation. (That is why I watch the fair and
balanced folks for my news.)
In any event, I wrote to offer my input
on the new BEC plant at Wilson City. The
first thing I'd like to say is that I am even
more brilliant than I realize sometimes be-
cause I prophesied from the very beginning
that no matter what they used for fuel in
the new generators, electricity would not
be any cheaper than it was before. In fact
most likely it would be more expensive.
The new BEC plant must be paid for, and
we the consuming public are the own-
ers of this new debt, necessary as it is, and
how will we pay for it? Higher electric-
ity bills, of course. I cannot remind you
enough that the government does not give
us anything. They are spending our mon-
ey, and we Abaconians are paying for a
lot more than we realize. Not everything
paid for with Abaco's money comes back
I think it is a good thing that the gov-
ernment is going to revisit its decision to
use Bunker-C fuel. It is nasty stuff. Quite
frankly we cannot depend upon a govern-
ment-run facility of any kind anywhere
in the world to be run at its most effi-
cient and therefore its safest level. So if
the government should decide to actually
burn diesel instead of Bunker-C, I think we
should see that as a victory for the people
of Abaco and move on. It is very hard for
me to believe that my government moved
so stealthily on this new BEC plant that the
public was caught off guard. The fact that
the environmentalists are just now getting
geared up suggests to me that they may
have been a bit disorganized. Governments
are just not that well organized and cer-
tainly not my government.
Alternative means of generating elec-
tricity make for great discussion, and in
fact might become reality one day. But in
the meantime the existing plant has been
run to death. It has long since been out-
grown. We not only need a bigger and
better electricity generating plant here on
Abaco, but we need it NOW! And, we
damn well deserve it. I for one am not pre-
pared to delay the coming on line of the
new BEC plant. The carbon footprints of
the United States, China, India and others
are very likely already poisoning me more
than one new local power plant will. And
we pay a premium for electricity. So at the
very least, it should be a consistent supply.
Finally, I was asked recently why my
government thought it necessary to spend
so much money to attend the recent en-
vironmental seminar in Copenhagen. The
answer is very easy. There has been pro-
posed for the first time a world environ-
mental government that will, among other
things, decide which developing nations
of the world will benefit from the billions
of dollars that will be made available to
assist them in developing and/or imple-
menting the use of more environmentally
friendly sources of energy. And like any
good third world leaders, our government
had to make a good showing in Denmark
so as to let the world know that the Ba-
hamas will be a good little foot soldier in
the drive to save the planet. Do we have a
choice? The short answer is NO! If every
Bahamian believed that this whole "save
the planet" thing was a jolly good waste of
time, we will still have to obey the wishes
of those bigger dogs on the block who will
chase us back under the porch if we don't
tow the line.
Mr. Editor, thank you very kindly for
publishing an "alternative" view on an of-
ten times unchallenged subject. I realize
that challenging a wildly popular held belief
is not always an easy thing to do. That's
why you all have me, your Uncle Billy, to
bail you out. (Oh, boy, what a most unfor-
tunate choice of words. Bailout?)
William (Billy) Roberts
A novel approach to
the power problem
To the Editor,
If Minister Deveaux is so understand-
ably concerned with the extent to which
Abaconian power bills are subsidized by
Nassau, as indicated in a recent issue, a
solution is at hand: let Abaco form an elec-
trical cooperative and purchase the power
station and the grid from government. This
could be accomplished using as models
the small rural electrical co-ops of which
there are over 800 in the United States and
would result in a win-win situation for
both Abaconians, who would gain control
over their energy future, and the citizens
of Nassau who would no longer bear the
burden of an Abaco subsidy and would see
their electric bills decrease.
Here is how it would work:
An electrical co-op would be formed
on Abaco (Abaco Electric Co-op or AEC)
owned by the customers of AEC and its
employees and governed by an elected
AEC would purchase the Abaco assets
of BEC, providing much needed cash for
The debt used to acquire the as-
sets would be amortized and included on
monthly power bills to the owners/custom-
ers of AEC.
The advantages are:
AEC and its elected board, operating
under guidelines for power plant emis-
sions as established by central govern-
ment, might see moderate rate increases
but would gain the freedom to decide mat-
ters such as the type of fuel to be used,
the siting of support facilities, such as fuel
depots and pipelines, mandates for alterna-
tive energy usage, investment required to
allow reverse metering and other forward-
looking technologies, administrative struc-
ture and expense, connection charges and
conditions for large scale developments
proposed for Abaco, etc.
The employees of AEC would hold a
meaningful number of shares and would
be completely accountable to their fellow
owners and customers on Abaco, and not a
minister in Nassau.
Nassau would free itself of the burden
of dealing with the wide array of concerns
expressed by Abaconians regarding the
numerous issues raised by the new plant
which would become wholly the concern
of AEC. This would no doubt be welcome,
given the tenor of Minister Deveaux's
comments. Under a power commission,
central government would retain control
over environmental and safety standards.
AEC would represent a significant
step forward in the Prime Minister's well
established intent to continue to devolve
power from the center to island communi-
The next step would be for a working
group comprising Abaconians and govern-
ment explore the financing options avail-
able to AEC. Fortunately, both the Prime
Minister and the chairman of BEC are Ab-
aconians and could greatly help drive the
What can I do?
What difference will it make?
I have heard these sentiments hundreds
of times in the last few months as we have
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News of the Cays
Art Workshop is
held in Hope Town
By Jennifer Hudson
Ten local artists and some beginners
joined with another 14 artists from through-
out the United States for an art workshop
in Hope Town which ran from January
4-14. Despite working outside in the very
cold weather everyone said that they really
enjoyed the experience. The workshop was
led by renowned artist and teacher, Walter
Bartman, who has been conducting excit-
ing national and international workshops
This is the eighth year he has brought
the workshop to Hope Town and he finds
the island so conducive to painting that he
is already booked to come back again next
year. "We had an excellent workshop and
I was very impressed with the interest and
energy from the locals," he stated. Last
year only two local persons participated
and Marlee Mason, who helps Mr. Bart-
man coordinate the workshop, expressed
Mr. Walter Bartman's students displayed the
Hope Town Harbour Lodge on completing
him. Several Abaco artists were pleased to
how delighted she was to see how the com-
munity has begun to respond and that there
was a wide age range of local students this
Last year Kayleigh Sands, who had just
graduated from Forest Heights Academy,
was the recipient of a scholarship to par-
ticipate. She participated again this year
and Mr. Bartman was extremely pleased
with how well her painting had progressed.
Kayleigh and her teacher were excited that
two of her paintings sold at the culminating
This year's scholarship recipient was
Monique Thompson, a tenth grade student
at Agape School. Mr. Bartman worked one
on one with her and stated that he was very
satisfied with the work of both Kayleigh and
Monique, whom he described as "intense."
"I find it a real pleasure to work with the
young ones; they are the future and worth
our investment," he stated. "I want to en-
courage the youth and further their art tal-
ent and I will ask for businesses to sponsor
some students in future workshops."
,../ Monique was se-
lected for the scholar-
ship by Marlee Mason,
who first "discovered"
her while they were
working on the mural
at Standard Hardware.
Ms. Mason and Mr.
Bartman provided her
supplies and Albury's
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eir art work at the Monique is apprecia-
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workshop. "My family
was very excited that I
was offered this great
Monique, who admits
that she was "very
scared" as it was the
first time she had paint-
ed in water colours and
acrylic. "I really en-
joyed it and learned a .
lot. I look forward to l
going back next year
as I have been invited
to return by Mr. Bart-
man," she said.
Joli Feszt, a Hope Walter Bartman i
Town resident who is a nually in Hope To
former art teacher and ists and studentsP
was participating for the progress they
the first time this year, Sands, a graduate
stated that she found course last year a
Mr. Bartman to be a very good and help-
ful instructor who taught them a lot. She
was impressed by how diplomatic he was
in helping those who were beginners.
Mr. Bartman began each day with lec-
tures, then sent the artists off to find a sub-
ject to paint whether it be plants, sky, wa-
ter, houses or portraits. On the final day of
the workshop the paintings were displayed
at the Hope Town Harbour Lodge. The
showing was well attended by residents
who were curious to see the results of all
the work they had seen going on around
town all week.
s an artist who conducts an art workshop an-
'own. This year the response from Abaco art-
was great and Mr. Bartman was pleased with
all made. He is shown here with Kayleigh
te of Forest Heights Academy who took the
Another sponsor of supplies for scholar-
ship students was a visiting student, Bruce
More people are needed to get involved
with donating money for art supplies for
the scholarship students as the supplies are
very expensive. Marlee Mason would like
anyone who is willing to assist to contact
her at 367-2790. She will purchase sup-
plies which she will distribute to the schol-
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want a community centre
On January 14 Mr. Eddie's Room at the
Man-O-War School was filled to capacity
as residents attended a town meeting called
by Chief Councillor Jeremy Sweeting.
The meeting was called to look into the
possibility of constructing a much needed
community centre. Two recent events were
threatened by weather, the Community
Christmas Tree Lighting and the traditional
Christmas morning celebration.
The meeting was co-hosted by Chief
Councillor Jeremy Sweeting and Arthur
Elden, Chairman of the Sojer Day commit-
tee. Mr. Sweeting spoke briefly of the need
for the building and a plan to pay for it. He
explained the need for several committees
to be formed to ensure proper organiza-
tion. A steering committee will direct the
overall project. This steering committee
will have three sub-committees: a contrac-
tors' committee, a fundraising committee,
and a government relations committee.
The contractors committee will look into
the particular kind of building, the size,
etc. The fundraising committee will look
into raising funds within the community
to pay the costs. The government relations
committee will consist of the two MOW
council members, who would be in con-
stant follow-up with central government to
have some funds allocated to the project.
The floor was open and several ideas
were exchanged on the project. During
these exchanges, several contractors were
accepting of the idea that if the government
funded the purchase of materials, the resi-
dents would build it.
After the meeting the residents were en-
couraged to sign up on a committee. The
organizers were pleased that the commit-
tees have a good number of members to
take on this project.
MOW plans Flea Market
The 24th annual Flea Market will be
held on February 13. This event promises
to provide much entertainment as well as
raising needed funds for the Man-O-War
Primary School. The organizing commit-
tee will be offering all food and drinks and
will have the traditional White Elephant
Tables with lots of new and used items in-
cluding a great used book stall.
There will be games for children and
adults, crab races, an auction and a raffle,
lots of activities to satisfy everyone.
Albury's Ferry will be running special
ferries with a discounted rate from Marsh
Harbour to Man-O-War. Call the ferry of-
fice for the ferry schedule.
to Hope Town
For the past 20 years the Megaloudis
family has spent summers on Abaco and
their children pretty much grew up there.
However, tragedy struck in 2004 when their
daughter Nicole was killed in an automobile
accident. Her ashes are scattered in Hope
Town. She was a soccer player and was at-
tending college on a soccer scholarship.
After Nicole died, the family wanted
to "give back" to the community that em-
braced them during their grief and they
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knew that soccer was the way.
They have been holding the Remember
Nicole soccer clinic in Hope Town every
December since 2005 and have watched
the local children and visitors hone their
soccer skills. On December 28, 2009, 60
children participated in this year's clinic.
They also donate used soccer equipment
(uniforms, soccer cleats, etc.) to the Hope
Mrs. Megaloudis' sister and her husband,
second homeowners Judi and Mitch Milesi,
have donated much sporting equipment to
the community, including bleachers.
The family also set up the Nicole Mega-
loudis Foundation, a non-profit organiza-
tion that awards need-based scholarships
to deserving students to help them attend
university. To date the foundation has
awarded 24 scholarships, totaling $60,000,
ranging in award amounts from $1,000
to $5,000 each. Their mission is to help
students realize their dreams and to allow
Nicole's memory to live on. For more in-
formation about the foundation go to
Hope Town District
By Timothy Roberts
Representatives for Joe's Cay Limited
met with the Hope Town Council during
its meeting on January 14 to discuss and
to answer questions concerning their pro-
posed project which includes 19 villas, a
new beach with breakwaters and a dock-
ing area. The project has been coming up
against resistance from local residents who
fear the project is too large for the cay and
thinks dredging for the docking area will
cause too much harm to the delicate man-
groves in the area.
Vernon Wells, Deputy Director of
Cavalier Construction, owner of Joe's Cay
Limited and developers of the project,
along with their lawyer, Adrian White, at-
tended the meeting on the behalf of Joe's
Cay. Mr. Wells asked the Council if the
members had received a letter that was sent
to them in December because he had not
received a response yet. Jeremy Sweet-
ing, Chief Councillor for the Hope Town
District, apologized saying he thought a
response had been sent.
Mr. Sweeting informed Mr. Wells that
the site plan had been posted locally and
that they were waiting for public response
to the project. They had received only one
letter at the time of the meeting.
Mr. Wells said they are still waiting to
move forward with the project and felt that
response has been favorable. They have
received the necessary approvals from the
BEST Commission and have been going
through all the proper channels but are
waiting for Hope Town Council to give
Mr. White added that BEST (Bahamas
Environmental Science and Technology
Commission) has given verbal approval
for the site, and he feels they are pleased
with all the environmental concerns which
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Sixty children attended this year's one day soccer clinic held annually in Hope Town. The
clinic is one way the Megaloudis Jimi,,vly is remembering their daughter who was killed
a few years ago in a tragic automobile accident. She was attending college on a soccer
scholarship. The fliaitl has contributed sporting equipment to the town as well as hold-
ing this clinic.
The Hope Town District Council members did an on-site inspection of the Hope Town Inn
and Marina, a project across the harbour from the community. The developer is dredg-
ing to allow a the construction of docks. The construction is being supervised by Ainsley
Harrison shown in the picture facing the camera.
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Joe's Cay has addressed.
Erica Russell, a Hope Town resident,
commented that the Minister of Envi-
ronment, the Hon. Dr. Earl Deveaux,
said there would be no approval given
until another town meeting was held and
the opportunity given for the plans to be
A bone of contention during this meet-
ing involved the letter that was submit-
ted by then owner, Morris Davies to the
Hope Town Council in 2004 for several
houses which was given approval in prin-
cipal. Council member Walter Sweeting,
who was on the board at that time, said
there was no physical copy of that letter
The wall behind the Hope Town Post Office is dangerous. John Schaeffer recommends
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on file. Another former member of
that Council in attendance, Roscoe
Thompson, said he had no copy
anywhere in his files.
Mr. White presented them with "
an unsigned copy of the origi- -.- -
nal letter which was read to the -
Council. The letter stated that Mr. I: -
Davies desired to build a bridge
to connect Joe's Cay to the main-
land and that he wanted to put in
some boulders in order to create
a sheltered bay and dredge on the
inside to facilitate a dock and a few
boats. It stated that he wanted to
build a second home for himself
and a limited number of cottages
for friends and families.
Mr. Walter Sweeting said that
approval was given at that time be- Hope Town now requires t
cause it was thought, due to facts at Sunshine Park rather
stated by Mr. Davies, that the intent Dock. This view of the dc
was for three to four small homes gazebo for the comfort of
or cottages. It was also noted that and go on the ferry.
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The Abaconian Section A Page 13
Page 14 Section A The Abaconian
By Jennifer Hudson dent at Forest Heights Academy, not only
In January the Hon. Byron Woodside, won the local Junior Achievement speech
Minister of Local Government, visited contest but went on to win the Rotary
Hope Town, Guana Cay and Man-O-War Speech Contest in Nassau.
Cay to get a first hand report of their prob- A clean-up, sponsored by the South
lems. Also the Hon. Earl Deveaux, Min- Abaco District Council, the Abaco Club at
ister of the Environment, visited Central Winding Bay, the Ministry of Tourism and
Abaco to review operations at the recently Keep Abaco Beautiful, began at Hole in the
opened sanitary landfill. Wall Lighthouse in South Abaco to clear
Six new citizens, all of Haitian descent, the lighthouse and its surrounding build-
were sworn in on January 30 by Chief Im- ings of unsightly accumulated debris.
migration Officer for Abaco, Hubert Fer- Housing Minister, the Hon. Kenneth
guson. Also present for the ceremony were Russell, presented keys to a new home-
the Minister of Immigration, the Hon. owner in Spring City. The three-bedroom,
Branville McCartney, and the Director of two-bath home was one of 100 low cost
Immigration, Jack Thompson. homes the government is constructing in
Glender Knowles, Peggy Thompson and that community.
Steve Dodge were this year's winners from Man-O-War Cay hosted its first heritage
Abaco of the prestigious Cacique Award. day, Sojer Day, on April 4.This first Sojer
They were presented with their trophies at Day was intended as a ceremonial tribute
the 13th Annual Cacique Awards Ceremo- to the ancestors and founding fathers and
ny held in Nassau on January 30. was officially opened by the Hon. Byron
On February 3 the Duke of Topsail, Woodside, Minister of State for Lands and
which hauls cargo between West Palm Local Government.
Beach and Abaco, docked at Marsh Har- His Excellency, Hu Dinxian, the Chi-
bour's port making it the 600th voyage for nese Ambassador to The Bahamas, toured
her captain, Capt. Michael Bethel. several farms during his day on Abaco on
Hundreds of potential farmers and in- March 24.
terested persons turned out to meetings Abaco's first contingent of Royal Baha-
in North and Central Abaco at which mas Defence Force Rangers was inducted
BAIC Executive Chairman Edison Key on April 4 in a formal ceremony at the
announced that five and 10 acre plots are Marsh Harbour freight dock. Forty-seven
now available for leasing at reduced cost students were officially inducted.
for farmers to grow crops for local con- Hope Town School placed first in the
sumption. Primary School Division of the UNESCO
On February 28 the Bahamas Christian Sandwatch programme's worldwide video
Network television station, owned by Sil- competition.
bert and Dolly Mills, was officially opened May 15 marked the first Haitian Flag
by the Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Hu- Day in Marsh Harbour. Hundreds of Hai-
bert Ingraham. Many dignitaries were in tians, with a handful of Bahamians, joined
attendance. with thousands of other Haitians in New
Vinceia Coackley, a twelfth grade stu- Providence and Grand Bahama in celebrat-
hts of 2009
ing their history.
The First Annual Lionfish Derby was
held on Green Turtle Cay on June 6.
Twenty-five registered boats pulled 1,408
of these red and white striped predators
from the waters by the end of the day.
This first lionfish derby ever was deemed
a great success.
A 271-foot barge loaded with close to
6,000 tons of scrap metal including junk
cars, refrigerators, stoves, heavy equip-
ment and other junk metal, which had been
crushed by a crane, left Abaco for Tampa
where the trash would be recycled.
Nine Abaconians were named in the
Queen's Birthday Honours for service to
their community. Those honored were
Vernon Malone, Ritchie Albury, Bateman
Sands, Walter Sweeting, Benjamin Pinder,
Scott Weatherford, Capt. Lewis Key, Ce-
cil Mills and Ann Parotti.
In a joint exercise between the Depart-
ment of Immigration, the Royal Bahamas
Defence Force and the Royal Bahamas Po-
lice Force, a surprise raid was simultane-
ously carried out upon three Haitian com-
munities in Abaco the Mud, Pigeon Peas
and Sandbanks resulting in the rounding
up of 305 migrants.
On August 11 Abaco welcomed 19 Miss
Universe contestants who spent the day
sightseeing and enjoying a beach party in
The Bahamas Electricity Corporation
hosted a Town Meeting on September 10
at New Vision Ministries to inform the
people of Abaco about its plans for the
new generating plant under construction at
Wilson City. Between 700 and 800 people
attended this orderly meeting to hear top
personnel from BEC and government min-
isters giving an overview of the research
and options BEC had considered before
deciding on generators burning Bunker C
fuel and many voiced their concerns.
An early morning fire on October 5
destroyed nine houses in the Mud. There
were no injuries but about 39 documented
people were left homeless.
The new runway at the Marsh Harbour
International Airport was opened for one
day only. Bahamasair, Western Air, Sky
Bahamas and several private planes took
advantage of it. But since the runway had
not been approved by Federal Aviation
Authority officials, commercial flights
from the U.S. could not use it.
During the month of October two pro-
tests took place. The first took place out-
side the S.C. Bootle High School, Coo-
per's Town, where parents and students
expressed their concern that the school was
short four teachers so far into the school
year. The other took place in front of the
post office in Marsh Harbour where a small
group, mostly from Hope Town, gathered
to express their concern about the pollu-
tion they felt would be caused by the use of
Bunker C fuel in the new BEC power plant
under construction at Wilson City.
Two teachers from Abaco were selected
from teachers nationwide to receive the
annual Fidelity Sir Gerald Cash National
Distinguished Teachers' Awards. Candace
Key from Hope Town School and Neulessa
Lundy-Major of the Central Abaco Prima-
ry School were honored during a ceremony
held at Government House in Nassau on
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Junkanoo groups are preparing for competition
By Navardo Saunders
Local Junkanoo groups are gearing up
to take Don MacKay Boulevard by storm.
Some groups are confident of victory
while others are prepared to do just their
best. Six groups will participate in the
senior parade scheduled to take place on
February 20. They include the defending
Highlights From Page 14
two-car head-on collision on the S.C. Boo-
tle Highway near Andy's Service Station in
A delegation of investors from China
visited Abaco on November 13 to look into
the possibility of developing large scale
farming on Abaco. They toured several
farms in South Abaco and the abandoned
citrus farm in North Abaco, taking soil
samples for testing.
A fire, which occurred at approximate-
ly 6.30 p.m. under a switchboard at The
Bahamas Electricity Corporation Power
Station in Marsh Harbour, disrupted the
power supply for all of Abaco for several
hours. Approximately three hours later
power was restored to over 50 percent of
consumers and supply was restored to all
areas by the following afternoon.
The Faith Walk Church of God Cathe-
dral in Cooper's Town was completed after
eight years of construction and dedicated
on November 29, bringing to reality Bish-
op Archilus Cooper's dream.
Four engines and generators arrived at
the Marsh Harbour port on December 10.
On December 12 a special truck connected
to a trailer with 16 axles began moving the
equipment to the new BEC site about 18
miles away at Wilson City. It was antici-
pated that each trip with the biggest parts
would take eight hours. BEC, BTC and
Cable Bahamas worked together in lifting
or disconnecting wires that were too low
for the equipment to pass under. Prime
Minister Ingraham toured the new BEC
site on December 12. Concerned residents
were invited to attend, and Mr. Ingraham
told them that there is a "good chance" that
diesel will be used instead of Bunker C but
that it could result in an increase in elec-
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champs, the Treasure Cay Explorers, their
arch-rivals Spring City Rockers, the Dun-
das Town Supreme Dancers, the Murphy
Town Motown Shockers, the Sandy Point
Earth Movers and the newcomers Lil Is-
land Slammers from Green Turtle Cay. All
of the groups are spending countless hours
in their shacks preparing for their show-
Noel St. Claude of the Treasure Cay Ex-
plorers says his group wants nothing more
than to make it two in a row. His group is
focused and intends to wow the thousands
of spectators who are expected to witness
the parade. But Noel also knows that in or-
der to take the crown again they'll have to
be on their A game. He expects the other
groups to leave everything on the parade
route. And they will have to if they intend
to keep the top prize out of the Spring City
Rockers, which until last year reigned su-
Colin Curry, a representative of the
Rockers, said the group intends to bring
all or nothing. "We're coming with blood
in our eye," Curry said. "We are getting
ready to put on spectacular performance.
We want to win it all."
While most bets are on the Rockers and
Explorers, the Murphy Town Motown
Shockers and Dundas Town Supreme
Dancers have their sights set on victory.
Inside their respective shacks group mem-
bers are working at fever pitch on costumes
and dance choreography. Group members
from both groups said they plan to come
out on top. Inside the Shockers shack the
song Ain't No Stopping Us Now, We're
on the Move played in the background as
the group members constructed costumes.
The two smaller groups, the Earthmov-
ers and Lil Island Slammers, know that
expectations of their winning are not that
high, but they aren't paying any attention
to the noise, except for inside their shacks
where there is, to borrow the quote made
famous by President Barack Obama, a
sense of Yes, We Can. These two groups
did not have much to say. While they feel
good about their chances, they believe
"talk is cheap."
Chairman of the local Junkanoo com-
mittee, William "Tony" Davis, says the
Junkanoo weekend should be a very excit-
ing one. So far plans are going well and
everything is being put in place for a well-
He said the Ministry of Tourism has
done even more this year to promote the
parade, but other partners are needed.
"Right now we're trying to get the
Chamber of Commerce to partner with
us," he said. "We need all the help we can
get so that the parade can go off without a
Davis announced that the junkanoo
groups will reveal their themes for the pa-
rade during a promotion at Burns House on
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The funeral service for Dorothy Bethel,
65, formerly of Cedar Harbour was held
on January 16 in. Interment was also in
her daughter - t
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Ben, Fred- J.
rick and .-
Robinson Dorothy Bethel
and Christopher Brennen; grandsons Kirk
Jr., Fredrico, Fredrick, Benjamin, Keith
and Christopher; granddaughters Shek-
era, Lakeitra, Christamarah, Shaveka,
Shavonne, Simmone, Kandia, Brittany,
Megan, Shantie, Fredshika, Antania and
Ashanti McPhee; great-grandson Tameko
Jr.; son-in-law Keith Moss; daughters-in-
law Melissa and Jasmine; sisters Dorcas,
Paula and Mellie; brother Osbound; niec-
es; nephews; grand nieces; sisters-in-law
Pastor Mildred Kemp-Ferguson, Heather
Young, Esther Davis and Alfreda Johnson;
nieces-in-law; nephews-in-law; cousins
Dorcas and Lovely Mills, Silla Saunders,
Catherine, Magaretta, Alean, Mills, Rev.
Allen, John, Charlie and Elijah Mills and
the entire Cedar Harbour community; and
many other relatives and friends.
The funeral service for Hilton Edward
Bain, affectionately called Hilly Billy Ba-
gin, 59, of
on January -
16th at Mt.
tist Church '
Point. Rev. .
rington Pin- Hilton Edward Bain
der and Rev. Napoleon Roberts officiated
assisted by other ministers of the gospel.
Interment followed in Sandy Point Public
He is survived by his wife Elizamae
Bain; sisters Aladice Culmer, Victoria But-
ler and Roselda Clarke; brothers Deacon
Edward Bain, Anthony and Leon Bain; fa-
ther-in-law Wilba Roberts; step-mother-in-
law Lillian Roberts; aunts and uncles Ber-
line Johnson, Dorothy and Jonathan Dean,
James and Beatrice Davis, Ismae and David
Seymour and Harrison Gaitor; sisters and
brothers- in-law Lenora and Yvonne Bain,
Derek Butler, Hercules Clarke, Marinette
and Richard Walker, Angelo, Peter, Violet,
Patrick and Rose, Wilba, Stephanie, Mar-
sha Roberts and Steven Pinder; nieces and
nephews Ralph Dames, Eleanor, Rochelle,
Bradley and Carrington Stuart, Sherwanda
and Shermona Culmer, Prescott, Nicole
and Essence Bain, Crisel Clarke, Mu-
tazz and Ridvan Butler, Lisa and Stanley
Bowe, Lovie and Larry McIntosh, Hope
and Curtis Major, Dania Whyte, Rashad
Burrows, Valentino Adderley Jr., Aaron
and Algerno Huyler, Shawn, Valencia,
Shantell, John Jr., Angelo Jr., Schavolo,
Melisha, Jada, K.K, Bashaina, BJ, Soniva
and Socoya, Patrick Jr., Patrico Robert
and Rosetta Pinder; god-parents Deacon-
ess Isadora Pinder and Ismae Stuart; god-
children Lowell Burrows, Lottie Rolle, Al-
vin Green, Celia Johnson; and many other
relatives and friends.
The funeral service for Lottie Advilda
Curry, 92, formerly of Fire Road who
died on January 2nd, was in Nassau on
January 16. Interment was also in Nassau.
She is survived by her sons O'Donald
McIntosh, Barry Lightbourn, Drexel
Philip Cur- .
Curry; step- Lottie Advilda Curry
Donalee Curry, Rosevelt and Livingston
Curry; grandchildren Irgentina Sargent,
Doral, Abigayle, Oscar, Dwayne, Kirklyn
and Drexel McIntosh, Touma Knowles,
Troy McIntosh, Brendamae Gedeon, Judy
Capron, Samuel and Jayson Johnson, An-
triniece and Drexel Curry, Regina Green,
Shanto, Alvardo, D'vano and Bijon Cur-
ry, Edward Burnside, Chenardo Adder-
ley, Nicknell Genor, Rodnique, Rodney
and Precious Curry, Cardinal, Robert,
Navado and Nacara Gilbert, Marvin and
Mario Beneby, Kevin Lowe, Dremeca
Dean, Tovano Johnson, Terranique and
Terrence Poitier, Twyla Pratt, Philip Jr.
And Quintin Curry; great-grandchildren;
great- great-grandchildren; sister Mable
Burrows; daughters-in-law Rosamae Mc-
Intosh, Stephanie Lightbourne, Geraldine,
Sandramae and Judymae Curry; son-in-law
Robert Gilbert; sister-in-law Maud Pinder;
nieces and nephews including, Vianna and
Lionel Pinder; grandnieces and grandneph-
ews; and many other relatives and friends.
The funeral service for Kathleen Ag-
atha Bethel, 86, formerly of Hope Town
was held in Freeport, Grand Bahama on
Mrs. Bethel was predeceased by her
husband Harcourt (Rusty) Bethel; son
Randolph Bethel and brother Ray Albury.
She is sur-
vived by .
law Peter -
Ashton and -;
grandchil- Kathleen Agatha Bethel
dren Chris Ashton, Cameron Bethel and
Liza Nash; sisters Viola Bethel and Peggy
Gates and brother Winer Malone; nieces
Jennie Seymour, Mary Parks, Karen
Sands, Debbie Gates and Kara-Lee Senn;
nephews Thomas and Gregory Albury, Bill
Gates and Roddie Malone; and many other
relatives and friends.
A memorial service for Hank Williams,
called "Giant," 43, of Marsh Harbour and
formerly of Cooper's Town, was held on
January 26th in Nassau.
He is survived by his mothers Sylvia
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Williams and Lucy Davis; father Robert
nanad Wil- Hank Williams
liams; step-father Carl Davis; mother-in-
law Betty Edwards; siblings Anna Ruth
Williams, Sandra Smith, Clyde Frazier,
Mackey Parks, Maria Morley, Vangilee
Idehon, Ufeima Parks, Justin Moss, Neil
Maynard and Scott Moss; aunts Sevanita
Reckley, Evelyn Russell, Annie McIn-
tosh, Mildred Russell, Melveas Williams,
Wendy Williams and Edith Morgan; un-
cles Burnell "Chubby" Williams, Hasten
Russell; brothers-in-law; sisters-in-law;
nieces; nephews; cousins; and many other
relatives and friends.
The funeral service for Millet Kemp,
57, of Cooper's Town was held on Janu-
ary 23rd at the Church of God Cathedral
in Cooper's Town. Bishop Archilaus Coo-
per officiated assisted by other ministers of
the gospel. His remains will be sprinkled
He survived by daughters Raquel Clem-
ent, Kenra Gibbs, Almeta Curry, Cindy
Huyler, Hilary Stephanna, Dashna, Tina,
Lovita and Malinda Kemp; sons Christo-
pher, Michael (Papa), Justin, Michael and
Kinsley Kemp; adopted children Jason and
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Curry Sr. and Wesley Joseph; grandchil-
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and Skylar Joseph; sisters Udean Rolle,
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Sawyer; brothers Mosell, Gary and Ash-
ley Smith Sr.; adopted brothers Audrick
McKenzie and Desmond Bootle; adopted
sister Florina Cornish; aunts Vivian Cor-
nish, Winifred McDonald, Orleanie Rolle,
Louise Wright, Shirley Kemp, Chriscola
and Vernita Rolle; uncles Edward, Alax-
ender, Ronald and George Rolle, Joseph
Wright and Neville Kemp; sisters-in-law
Sophia, Kendra and Amanda Smith; broth-
ers-in-law Maxwell Rolle, John Williams,
Steve Pedican, Pedro Thurston and Joe
Sawyer; nieces Unidellangie, Inga, Anita
and Beverly Rolle, Amanda Newbain-Lea-
than, Shanel and Simone Pedican, Jerusha
Williams, Antwanae, Ashmarie, Clifina,
Corneka Smith and Pedra Thurston; neph-
ews Sterling Newbold, Robert Russell,
Latoy Williams, Michael, Stephen and Se-
veriano Pedican, Christoph and Christian
Nesmith, Orlando, Ashley Jr., Asheen and
Andrea, Mosell Jr. Clifford, William and
Shemeko Smith; and many other relatives
Melitta (Litty) Bacon, March 10,
1923 January 6, 2010, died peacefully
in Kingston, Ontario, after a brief illness.
Predeceased by her husband Jim (2000),
she is survived by her children Carol For-
}and4 tud }JkidA
Because of these extra flights, Locair
is having to juggle its flights to Abaco.
The staff is asking all passengers to call
them 24 hours in advance of any interna-
tional flight to reconfirm the flight time.
The United States phone number 877-359
4160 or 954-359-3001. From a Bahamas
Batelco phone 800-205-0730. Local num-
bers are Marsh Harbour 367-3522 and
Treasure Cay 365-8945. The company ex-
pects to have an additional plane in its fleet
in February to provide Abaco with even
Michelle Bacon; great-grandsons Josh and
Nate Forrester. Litty lived a life full. Born
and raised in Austria, she emigrated to
England prior to World War II. After mar-
rying Jim, they emigrated with their chil-
dren to Canada in 1954. When their work-
ing years in Ottawa were completed, Litty
and Jim enjoyed spending many happy
winters on Abaco, a total of 30 years for
Litty. Donations in Litty's memory may be
made directly to the charity of your choice.
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tated by these quakes.
Locair is now making many flights
to move supplies, people, rescue teams
and infrastructure to Haiti. The Fairchild
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Cays From Page 13
tact was made for more than a year after
the approval had been given. It was coun-
tered that once no changes had been made
that the approval was still in effect and
does not expire.
Mr. Jeremy Sweeting brought the dis-
cussion to a close, stating that the Council
had met earlier to discuss Joe's Cay and
had made a decision. The Council unani-
mously rejected the project stating that
they could not accept the plan as presented.
The cays have problems that the mainland do
road in Hope Town causes even pedestrians
the way when a golf cart passes.
February 1 2010
More News of the Cays
Island Promotion Board, and that it has
already met approval from the Foreign In-
vestment Board. The Council gave a posi-
tive response to the project and was sched-
uled to do a site inspection on January 16.
The Council went over several plans and
permit requests which included proposals
for docks, anchorages and more.
He said the density of the homes and envi-
ronmental damage to the marine life and
mangroves by the proposed dredging were
the determining factors.
The Council took a short recess to do
an onsite inspection at the new Hope Town
Inn and Marina now under construction
due to some claims that the developers
were reclaiming land. It was found that,
after speaking to the manager of the prop-
erty, it was a temporary measure in order
for the dredging equipment to be able to
reach the middle of the cove and that it
would be returned to
the shoreline as pro-
posed on the plans.
The meeting re-
sumed after thet recess
with Chris Thomp-
son introducing the
new owner of Ekali,
Jim Irvin. The pres-
ent five-acre property
SI houses four cottages.
Mr. Irvin has proposed
to expand the number
of cottages in keeping
with a small resort.
His proposal includes
a total of eight small
rental cottages, a bar
and grill, a club house
and includes three
pools. It will be lushly
landscaped and family
friendly. It was also
noted that the property
is already active with
es not face. This the Bahamas Hotel As-
to squeeze out of sociation and the Out
SSpectacular 31-mile beach,
Championship golf course
Marina-view restaurant & bar
'- a *Pool, tennis, watersports
- ,, | '- *150-slip full-service marina
DIving, snorkeling & dive shop
Boat rentals, charters & guides
Hotel rooms, 2 or 3 BR suItes
I Treasure Cay Road4!
L. ~(exit off Bootle Hwy)
Sales Team of
Ed& Cindy Newell
James Moir Broker
Atlantic Oceanfront Parcel #746 Approx. I acre
residential parcel, 154' elevated shoreline near Orchid
Bay community, great ocean views. $395,000.
"Secret Beachi "q 1267/1268 Ocean Front Elevated
Parcels 9A (19,190 s/f) & 9B (16,144 s/f) lots, each with
100' +/- of Atlantic Ocean rocky shoreline & sand beach
frontage. Prime building sites. EACH $249,000.
BAHAMA PALM SHORES
Beach Front Parcel # 714 45,343 s/f parcel, 100'
ocean beach frontage. Electricity available. Ideal site
for permanent residence or vacation home. $349,000.
Ocean View Parcel Near Beach # 1502- Elevated
17,650 s/f lot with 135' of road frontage offering
superb ocean views. Just a 1 minute walk to sandy
Atlantic Ocean Beach. $148,950.
Inland Lot Near Beach # 1176 Large 21,450 s/f
level lot on main street, electricity & telephone
GREAT CISTERN CA Y
"Paradise Point" # 659 Furnished 3 bed, 2.5 bath,
2,400 s/f waterfront home with porches & balconies
on 1/2 acre. 193' elevated Sea of Abaco frontage,
Fantastic views. REDUCED TO $595,000.
Beachfront Lot # 9A # 1379 21,565 s/f private &
serene beach parcel with 190' frontage on Sea ofAbaco.
Utilities available. Spectacular sea views. $239,000.
Beachfront Lot # 7 # 1197 24,710 s/f private & serene
beach parcel with 126' frontage on Sea of Abaco.
Utilities available. Spectacular sea views. $239,000.
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Prime Real Estate Listings Throughout Abaco
"seaGlas Cottage" # 1237 Charming 2 bed, 2.5
bath, 3 level furnished beach home on private 1.20
acres. 1,800 s/f under roof, 900 s/f decks/patios. 100'
shoreline. New windows & central A/C. $799,000.
Beach Home 1532 2 bed, 2.5 bath elevated 2 level
unfurnished home on 0.89 acres, 93' sandy beach
frontage. Panoramic sea views. $699,995.
Boiling Hole Parcel # 1022 Total 11 acres sea-to-sea
from Sea of Abaco to bay side. 153' high rocky
shoreline on Sea of Abaco. Magnificent sea of Abaco
views. (Also available in smaller parcels.) $299,500.
Blackwood Waterfront Parcel # 1521 38,514 s/f
parcel with 167' of deep water Sea of Abaco frontage
and highway frontage. Topography well suited for a
marina site. Utilities available $98,500.
Boiling Hole Lots # 1030 2 Sea of Abaco waterfront
parcels on Highway with 73' or 80' rocky shoreline,
utilities available, great sea views. EACH $95,000.
Sunset Ridge Community Lots # 570 14 spacious
residential lots from 14,792 s/f to 18,488 s/f. High
elevation, close to Treasure Cay. All utilities
available. Starting at $47,500.
"Sea View" Great Abaco Club # 1203 3 bed, 2.5
bath, 1,880 s/f furnished sea view home, plus 280 s/f of
open deck on 4,918 s/f parcel. Well maintained, gated
community, great rental income potential. Includes
private deep water dock. $769,000.
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GREEN TURTLE CAY
"High Point" Seaview Lot # 684 Hilltop 0.405 acre
parcel on White Sound Bluff overlooking Sea of
Abaco, Fantastic Sea Views, Privacy, near beach
"Double Eagle" # 757 Recently renovated 3 bed, 3
bath, plus loft, 2,500 s/f furnished home on 11,610 s/f
canal front parcel. 95' sea wall, 68' fully serviced dock.
Underground utilities. Near beach. $776,000.
Waterftront House (Under Construction) # 1374 -
18,600 s/f sea front parcel, 108' deep water frontage,
plus 50' long boat slip. 3 bed, 3.5 bath, 2,284 s/f home
under construction. Great sea views. $322,000.
# 823 10,150 +/- s/f canal lot w/130' frontage & 105'
deep water dock w/ water & electricity. $345,000.
# 1258 9,000 s/f canal lot, 87' water frontage, 160' lay-
along docks & shared recessed boat basin. $335,000.
# 602 15,334 s/f canal corner lot w/197' seawall.
# 704 10,400 s/f elevated canal lot w/104' deep water
canal frontage. Sea views, walk to beach. $239,500.
# 1080 12,100 s/f canal parcel with 110' sea walled canal
frontage. Boat davits installed. $223,000.
# 811 10,400 s/f sea view comer lot with 194' of road
frontage. Walk to beach. All utilities available. $99,950.
S998 13,459 s/f canal view comer lot, near beach
# 1501 20,741 s/f elevated lot adjacent to Leisure Lee
community. 5 minute walk to beach. $80,000.
#567 2.139 acres on highway near Leisure Lee. 50'
elevated ridge. 119' highway frontage. $149,700.
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Sales Team of
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"Camelot" # 1234 Beachfront Estate. New custom
designed, elegantly furnished 4 bed, 4 bath Ocean Blvd
home, plus 2 bed, 1 bath guest house. Total 7,793 s/f
under roof on 1.5 acre grounds, pool, numerous
enhancement REDUCED PRICE! $6,450,000.
Ocean Blvd. Beachfront Estate # 1455 -Exceptional 5
bed, 5.5 bath main house, separate 3 car garage and I bed,
I bath guest suite. Total 7,160 s/f under roof. 2.50 acres
with 250' of sandy beachfront. Unfurnished. $5,725,000.
"Girasole" # 1551- Delitful 4 bed, 4.5 bath elevated
Italian villa style beainme, plus 2 bed, 2 bath separate
guest accom t ns. Elegantly furnished, many
upgrades/extras. 45,000 s/f landscaped grounds, 100'+
beach frontage. $4,950,000.
"Argyll House # 483 Elegantly furnished, elegant 4
bed, 5.5 bath, 6,900 s/f Ocean Blvd. estate on 1.6
landscaped acres with 153' beachfront. Includes vehicles
& 2 additional lots. REDUCED TO $3,995,000.
"Summertime # Ocean Blc(Guperb 3 bed, 2 bath
beach home plus 2 bed it guest house. 3,600 s/f
under air. Tasteful$rfurnished. 1.37 acres, 133' beach
"Casuarina Beach House"- #1512 Ocean Blvd,
furnished 6 bed, 5.5 bath 2 level beach home & efficiency
apt. 6,600 s/f living space, pool, 27,600 s/f parcel, 80'
beach frontage. Excellent rental income. $2,950,000.
"Another World" # 1007 Ocean Blvd. 4 bed, 4.5 bath,
3,500 s/ffurnished beachfront home, pool, patio &
garage on 1.2 landscaped acres. Excellent rental income
"Sandpiper" # 1265 Ocean Blvd. 3,000 s/fbi-level
furnished home on 1.87 acres with 180' sandy beach
"Avalon "f# 1516 Exceptional 3 bed, 2 bath
Windward Beach home. Immaculately maintained, well
appointed, 2,500 s/f under roof, 2,200 s/f open &
covered patios. 24,440 s/f parcel with 175' sandy beach.
"Tranquility" # 1307 4 bed, 5 bath, furnished bi-level
Brigantine Canal home on 2 lots. 3,580 s/f under roof,
plus decks & balconies. 90' canal frontage, dock, boat
lift, plus sea views from virtually every room. Tastefully
decorated, excellent condition. $2,200,000.
"Trident House"# 317- 3 bed, 3.5 bath, furnished
3,500 s/f beach front home. Breath-taking beach & sea
views. Good rental income. NOW $1,999,000.
Cutwater Way Canal Home #1524 3 bed, 3 bath,
3,600 s/f home on Brigantine Bay. Newly built in 2008,
elegantly furnished, many upgraded features. 144'
bulkhead, 70' dock, boat lift. $1,995,000.
"Windward Palms" # 1454 Splendid 3 bed, 2 bath
furnished Windward Beach home. 2,500 s/f under roof
plus 1,600 s/fpatios & walks on 16,000 s/f landscaped
parcel with 100' sandy beach. Meticulously maintained,
Many extras, superior sea views. $1,955,000.
"Seascape", Windward Beach # 1469 3 bed, 2 bath
2,050 s/f furnished beach home on spacious 26,125 s/f
parcel with 120' sandy beach. $1,379,000.
"Pilot House" Rock Point # 1380 2 level, 3 bed, 3
bath furnished waterfront home at entrance to Treasure
Cay harbour. 3,314 s/f under roof on 18,800 s/f parcel.
Boat/plane ramp to sea. Great sea views. $1,160,000.
"Kokomo ", Brigantine Bay # 1509 Charming 3 bed, 3
bath, 2 level, 3,000 s/ftastefully furnished canal home.
Recently renovated and upgraded. 10,915 s/f parcel with
102' canal frontage, dock & boat lift. $1,895,000.
"Windover", Brigantine Bay #t157 3 bed,2 bath,
1,750 s/fbi-level eleg a'i hed canal home, plus
garage on 10,4 r.cally landscaped parcel. 80'
bulkheaded cal frontage with private dock. $995,000.
"Toad Hall" # 1373 5 bed/4 bath, 4,000 s/f, 2 level
Ocean Blvd. furnished ocean view home includes 1 bed/I
bath apartment on 2 adjoining parcels totaling 22,500 s/f.
Private beach access. $695,000.
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Prime Real Estate Listings Throughout Abaco
St. Andrews Estates # 1500 2,387 s/f 3 bed, 2 bath
furnished home on 13,000 s/f parcel adjacent to golf
Royal Poinciana Beachfront Condos -Phase 4
# 716) Premier 3 level, 3 bed, 4.5 bath, plus loft newly
built condos on Treasure Cay Beach. 2,860 s/f under
roof, attached garage. 644 s/f covered/open
OWNER FINANCING AVAILABLE! $2,075,000.
Bahama Beach Club 2046 # 1009 3 bed, 3 bath, 2nd
level Phase 5, 2nd level, 1,750 s/f living space condo,
closest to beach, tasteful contemporary furnishings,
unparalleled sea & beach views. $1,150,000.
Bahama Beach Club 2020- # 1139 3 bed, 2 bath,
1,650 s/f 2nd level beachfront condo, Stunningly
furnished, elegantly decorated. Superior beach &
ocean views. $1,035,000.
Bahama Beach Club 2047- # 1468 3 bed, 3 bath,
ground level Phase 5 unit, 1,750 s/f living space condo,
close to beach, tastefully furnished, numerous upgrades
& enhancements. Superb sea views. $950,000.
Bahama Beach Club 2032 # 1525 3 bed, 2 bath, 2nd
level, 1,650 s/f furnushed beach condo, excellent sea &
beach views. Club amenities. $865,000.
Atlantis Condo 2112- # 929- 4 bed, 4 bath 2,000 s/f 2
level furnished waterfront condo on Brigantine canal,
great water views. Preferred end unit. Includes 2 large
boat slips. Short walk to beach! $865,000.
Bahama Beach Club # 2031 # 1485 3 bed, 2 bath
1,645 s/f furnished ground level condo plus private
garage. Fantastic sea & beach views. Community pool,
well maintained grounds. Excellent vacation rental or
personal get-away retreat. $862,000.
Bahama Beach Club # 2005- # 1370- 3 bed, 2 bath
ground level 1,645 s/f comfortably furnished condo.
Awesome sea views from most rooms Overlooks beach
and pool. Great vacation residence. $822,000.
Bahama Beach Club # 2014 #1478 3 bed, 2 bath,
1,645 s/f 2nd level furnished beachfront condo. Great
sea & beach views. Well manicured grounds, club
amenities. Exceptionally priced at $805,000.
RoyalPoinciana #2511 # 1483 Deluxe 2 bed, 2 bath
ground level furnished 1,300 s/f beachfront condo. Well
maintained. Great sea views, excellent rental income
Royal Palm Condo # 2424 # 1399 3 bed, 3 bath,
(including loft) 2nd level, 1,264 s/f furnished condo
overlooking harbour & marina. Well maintained, near
beach, excellent rental income potential. $549,000.
Royal Palm Condo # 2420 # 1546 3 bed, 3 bath,
(including loft) 2n l, 1,264 s/f furnished condo.
Great harb qwou marina views. Well maintained, near
beach, exllent rental income potential. $549,000.
SandDollar Condo #7- 7 -1456 2 bed, 2 bath, 1,000 s/f
ground level furnished beachfront condo. Wel
maintained, superb sea views, community pool. Best
Value! Priced to sell. $499,995.
Beach Villa 507 # 782 Newly renovated, 2 bed, 2
bath 1,150 s/f villa, plus 592 s/f patios. Tastefully
furnished. Many extras. Close to beach, marina, golf
Atlantis Condo # 2202 # 987 2 bed, 2 bath, 2nd level
furnished waterfront unit, includes boat slip & golf cart
garage. "Turn-Key", Near Treasure Cay Beach.
Atlantis Condo # 2203 # 1000 2 bed, 2 bath, 2nd
level, 1,000 s/f furnished waterfront unit, includes fully
serviced boat slip & golf cart garage. Overlooks
Brigantine Bay, Near beach. $465,000.
Atlantis Condo # 2201 # 1175 2 bed, 2 bath, 1,000
s/f, 2nd level furnished waterfront condo. Recently
renovated, well maintained. Includes storage garage &
private boat slip/dock. Near beach. $460,000.
Bahamas Real Estate
TREASURE CA Y
Royal Palm # 2304 # 1472 2 bed, 2 bath, 950 s/f
furnished ground floor level condo overlooking marina.
Includes boat slip. Rental history. $403,000.
Mariner's Cove Condominiums:
# 1181 -4 bedroom, 3 bath, 2 level, 1,650 s/f furnished harbour
front condo. tastefully refurbished. $649,000.
# 985 2 bed, 2 bath, 2 level harbour front end unit,
Refurbished in 2000 REDUCED TO $271,500.
# 655 2 bed, 1 bath condo with marina view $249,000.
Superb Beachfront Parcel# 1362 Ocean Blvd. level &
cleared beach lot, 12,600 s/f, 90' fabulous sandy beach
frontage. Breath-taking sea views. $1,449,000.
Beach & CanalLotPackage #941- Windward Beach lot
of 17,542 s/f with 100' of beach frontage on Sea of Abaco,
PLUS Galleon Bay lot of 17,955 s/f wi th approx, 76' of
sea-walled canal frontage. $1,446,000.
Ocean Blvd. Jumbo Sized Beach fTnt Parcel # 1266 -
Approx. 52,575 s/f parcel i, res) with 115' sandy
beach frontage lp. Superior building lot. All
utilities avaiW F. fantastic sea views. $1,386,000.
Ocean Blvd. Beachfront Parcel# 1260 Splendid
44,600 s/f parcel on Treasure Cay Beach, 75' beach
frontage of suger-white fine sand. All utilities available.
Spectacular sea & beach views. $1,350,000.
Beachfront Parcel- Ocean Blvd. # 876 1.5 acres with
100' of beach frontage, on spectacular Treasure Cay
Beach. All utilities available Gorgeous beach & sea
views. REDUCED TO $1,295,000.
Windward Beach Beachfront Parcel # 1283 Cleared &
walled 17,542 s/f parcel with 100' of sandy beach.
Sea of Abaco views. All utilities available. $1,024,000.
Windward Beach Beach Parcel #1470 23,151 s/f parcel
with 101' of stone wall & sandy beach on Sea of Abaco. All
utilities available. $843,000.
Windward Beach # 817 1/2 acre waterfront parcel
directly on Sea ofAbaco, 124' beach frontage. Newly
installed sea wall. All utilities available. $399,000.
Rock Point# 1543 12,000 s/f landscaped level lot. 80'
Sea of Abaco frontage. All utilities available $262,000.
Treasure Cay Canal Parcels
Galleon Bay # 1441 28,072 s/f cleared parcel, 64' of
bulkhead with dock & dock house. $550,000.
Galleon Bay # 744 19,256 s/f cleared canal parcel with
68' bulkheaded deep water frontage. Bay. $434,000.
Galleon Bay # 1356 24,732 s/f large canal front parcel
with 158' of bulkhead & sandy waterfront. $399,950.
Galleon Bay # 422 Prime 10,295 s/f cleared canal lot.
88' + protected canal frontage. Sea-walled, plus dock &
davit pilings. All utilities available. $350,000.
Galleon Bay # 1473 Approx. 10,000 s/f canal parcel with
100'+ of sea-walled & protected water frontage. All
utilities available. Easy access to sea. $349,950.
Brigantine Bay # 1498 20,310 s/f canal lot with 126' of
sea-walled deep water frontage.Great Views! $322,000.
Brigantine Bay # 1173 & 1174 2 adjacent deep water
canal parcels, each 11,200 s/f with 80' bulk head & 140'
depth. Cleared, all utilities available. EACH $299,950.
Brigantine Bay # 1494 18,807 s/f cleared canal parcel
120' deep water bulk-headed frontage. $290,000.
"Ridge Runner" # 1185- 6 bed, 4 bath, 3,100 sq. ft.
furnished home includes main house, separate master
suite, guest cottage, pool & dock situated on 1.74
elevated acres with 330' of shoreline. Superb panoramic
water views. $2,599,000.
Orchid Bay -Beachfront Parcel 25 #1530 1.173 acre
Atlantic Ocean lot, 130' sandy beach frontage. Excellent
elevations, spectacular ocean views. Orchid Bay
amenities include utilities, marina, restaurant, pool, tennis
courts, beach pavillion, paved roads, etc. $1,695,000.
Dolphin Beach Estates # 1412 Exceptional 20,000 s/f
waterfront parcel on Sea of Abaco with 145' of elevated
rocky shoreline. Utilities available. $549,000.
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BEC states its position on
the Wilson City Power Plant
responds to BEC
Press Release December 30, 2009
The Bahamas Electricity Corporation
(BEC) takes exception to the erroneous
and inaccurate statements contained in
a paid ad issued by Responsible Devel-
opment for Abaco (RDA) that was pub-
lished in a number of newspapers. The
corporation reiterates the fact that the
Wilson City site on Abaco was chosen af-
ter careful and extensive review. Further,
all of the Bahamas borders on ecologi-
cally important locations.
The following amongst other things
should also be noted:
The corporation and the government
are concerned about the health and wel-
fare of all residents and visitors to the Ba-
hamas in general and Abaco in particular,
and for the health and welfare (sustain-
ability) of the environment.
The Wilson City Power Station will
not cause any undue health risks to em-
ployees or residents of Abaco. The emis-
sions from the plant are in accordance
with international standards and would
not cause the problems as alluded to in
The statement suggesting that there
is no transparency or that the people of
Abaco were not involved is erroneous
and irresponsible as is the claim that the
process was done in secret.
Interested persons have been invited
and we reaffirm the invitation for Renew-
able Energy Technology.
Stakeholders have been invited to
partner with BEC as it relates to environ-
The Power Station at Wilson City is
being built to the highest standard for fos-
sil fuel burning plant.
Government is determined to inves-
tigate all sources of fuel and the Wilson
City Plant is capable of burning automo-
tive diesel oil (ADO) as well as Bunker
C. This has been explained ad nausea to
those opposed to the Wilson City Power
The Wilson City Plant is not "yards
from the shore" as stated but a couple of
It is our confirmed view that Nor-
man's Castle, Snake Cay, Sandy Point,
Dundas Town, Treasure Cay, Sandy
Point, Wilson City and anywhere else in
Abaco would face the same environmen-
The corporation confirms that the
construction of the Wilson City Power
Station was properly planned and is in the
best interest of residents of and visitors to
Abaco. Contrary to statements made, it
will enhance the opportunities for devel-
opment and growth.
It should also be noted that the Prime
Minister, the Minister of the Environ-
ment, the Minister of State in the Ministry
of the Environment, the Chairman, the
General Manager together with Friends
of the Environment, the press and other
members of the Abaco community visited
the Wilson City Site on December 12,
2009, at which time the government ex-
haustively outlined its position and again
addressed the concerns raised by some
residents of Abaco who are opposed to
the Wilson City Power Station.
Top 10 reasons Abaco Cares continues
to oppose the Wilson City bunker C plan:
Straight from the horse's mouth:
1. "The corporation reiterates the fact
that the Wilson City site on Abaco was cho-
sen after careful and extensive review. "
Expansion of the Marsh Harbour plant
was not plausible because subdivisions
were built next to the plant while it was
in operation. Snake Cay was eliminated
due to environmental sensitivity and to
allow for a development. However, Wil-
son City is just as ecologically important,
if not more important, than Snake Cay.
Snake Cay had some advantages, including
a greater distance from the national park
and safer docking facilities and would have
cost less and been built sooner than Wilson
City. It is apparent that the site was moved
to Wilson City solely to benefit the Snake
Cay developer. Furthermore, the addition-
al costs to move the plant to Wilson City
will be born by Bahamians solely to benefit
There are communities closer than the
stated seven miles from the plant. These
include Little Harbour, Cherokee Sound
and Casuarina Point along with the Wind-
ing Bay Development and the proposed
Lynyard Cay development.
Fuel transfer at Wilson City will re-
quire expensive dredging.
1. The Wilson City site sits on a fresh
water aquifer that supplies all of Marsh
Harbour as well as in proximity to a dense
network of blue holes and undersea cav-
erns. A fuel spill, in the words of the EIA,
"could, in the worst case scenario, be cata-
strophic and permanent."
2. In the end, there are other potential
locations on Abaco that should have been
considered, with local input during any
"careful and extensive review." If Wilson
City was the best site, it would have been
proposed during the "careful and extensive
review." Abaco Cares challenges BEC to
publish the site selection process.
2. "Further, all of The Bahamas borders
on ecologically important locations. "
This is absolutely true. There is no place
in the Bahamas where bunker C would be
an acceptable fuel. More importantly, the
areas adjacent to the Wilson City location
are considered by the Bahamas National
Trust to be some of the most environmen-
tally important locations on Abaco.
3. "The corporation and the government
are concerned about the health and welfare
of all residents and visitors to the Bahamas
in general and Abaco in particular, and
for the health and welfare (sustainability)
of the environment."
With population centers, schools and
Please see Response Page 21
Abaco heads back to the
Privy Council again!
Responsible Development for Abaco
"Set an example in your own backyard
before preaching to the rest of the world!"
Development on Abaco will once again
be the focus of proceedings before the
Privy Council in London as soon as the
Responsible Development on Abaco group
can get a hearing to continue the efforts of
Abaco residents in trying to stop the con-
troversial BEC power plant.
Although the Court of Appeal refused to
give the injunction to stop the plant, Justice
of Appeal Newman ordered a speedy trial
and RDA has written to the Registrar of
the Supreme Court to get as early a date
One of the central complaints in this case
is denial of due process and the inability
to get urgent matters heard in time in the
Mr. Smith, counsel for RDA, said, "I
am happy to hear the Attorney General and
Chief Justice reforming the Court system;
first thing that needs to be done is making
sure that critical and urgent hearings for
injunctions in public interest and constitu-
tional cases get the normal priority that they
get in other jurisdictions." BEC continues
to try and flam the public in their recent
press release on December 30 suggesting
that RDA has posted 'erroneous and inac-
curate statements' in their ad."
Mr. Smith said, "It is specifically be-
cause, as BEC says, 'the Bahamas borders
on ecologically important locations' that
we do need public consultation, a Freedom
of Information Act (which the FNM con-
sistently fails to deliver on), and proper
Mr. Smith continued, "I applaud Mr.
Ingraham for his comments in Copenhagen
and the lead he is taking for small island
states, but I call upon Mr. Ingraham to set
an example in his own backyard before he
preaches to the rest of the world!"
Mr. Smith continued, "The Bahamas
should lead by example. I call on Mr. In-
graham to stop the nonsense going on at the
BEC power plant; engage in legitimate and
accountable consultation, make the process
transparent and open; conform with inter-
national emission standards; invite the real
stakeholders to participate in the process
and to demonstrate a sincere and bona fide
engagement with the citizenry of Abaco in
finding reasonable measures to providing
employment, power, protecting the envi-
ronment and promoting local rights!
"I repeat that it is the FNM government
that passed the Local Government Act! It
is the FNM government which created the
BEST Commission! It is the FNM govern-
ment which has promised environmental
"BEC is paternalistic and self-serving
in its press release saying that the Wilson
City Plant was 'Properly planned and is in
the best interests of residents and visitors
"Instead of BEC slapping itself on the
back and saying what a good job it has
done, it should open its ears and eyes to
the people of Abaco."
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Response From Page 20
farms downwind of the site, any govern-
ment that would consider using bunker C
does not appear to be "concerned" with the
health and welfare of the environment and
people. A simple internet search, begin-
ning with the U.S. Environmental Protec-
tion Agency website, provides ample sci-
entific data on this subject.
4. "The Wilson City Power Station will
not cause any undue health risks to employ-
ees or residents of Abaco. The emissions
from the plant are in accordance with in-
ternational standards and would not cause
the problems as alluded to in the ad [sic]. "
Emissions from bunker C contain NOx
and S02. According to the National Toxics
Network, these can trigger serious respira-
tory problems, lead to emphysema, bron-
chitis, aggravate existing heart disease and
contribute to the formation of acid rain.
Also, bunker C contains 73 times as much
Benzo(a)pyrene as No. 2 fuel oil. This is a
Class A carcinogen.
5. "The statement suggesting that there
is no transparency or that the people of
Abaco were not involved is erroneous and
irresponsible as is the claim that the pro-
cess was done in secret. "
The government was not forthcoming
in involving the citizens of Abaco until
the site had been selected and construction
had begun. FRIENDS made repeated re-
quests for public meetings with the gov-
ernment beginning in November 2008. A
meeting was finally held on September 10,
2009. This was over a year and a half after
ground was cleared for construction of the
power plant and over a month after con-
The EIA report was not made available
to the public for review until November
2009, over three months after construction
began in earnest, without permits.
6. "Interested persons have been invited
and we reaffirm the invitation for Renew-
able Energy Technology."
Abaco Cares' position is that renew-
ables are viable now as a partial solution,
at minimum, that will reduce the Bahamas'
dependency on fossil fuels.
A feed-in tariff system that would al-
low solar electricity to be sold back into
the grid is viable and proven to work in
other countries. There is at least one entire
community on Abaco that is 100 percent
solar-powered, which demonstrates that
renewables will work on Abaco. These
laws should already be in place. Without
putting the laws in place first, there is a
disincentive to propose renewable energy
projects so Abaco CARES will continue to
advocate for renewable energy legislation,
7. "Stakeholders have been invited to
partner with BEC as it relates to environ-
mental issues. The Power Station at Wilson
City is being built to the highest standard
for fossil fuel burning plant. "
What exactly BEC's ideas of the "high-
est" standards are for the construction of
fossil fuel plants only it can be sure. The
main reason to doubt the veracity of their
standards is the lack of the full set of en-
vironmental controls required to protect
public health, as would be necessary to
meet emissions standards in developed
8. "Government [sic] is determined to
investigate all sources of fuel and the Wil-
son City Plant is capable of burning auto-
motive diesel oil (ADO) as well as Bunker
C. This has been explained ad nausea [sic]
to those opposed to the Wilson City Power
Until diesel fuel is officially chosen as
the fuel for the proposed Abaco power sta-
tion, Abaco Cares will continue to educate
the public--and BEC--on the dangers of
bunker C "ad nauseam."
Furthermore, the government claims
diesel generators would result in a con-
sumer rate increase per kilowatt-hour of
electricity. Use of diesel should, if any-
thing, result in a decrease in consumer
rates due to the use of larger, more effi-
cient engines. We consider these rate in-
creases to be purely punitive on the fol-
The current plant uses diesel so there
is no reason why doing so at the new plant
should cost more.
"Because of all the complications of
heavy fuel, a large portion of the savings
from the lower cost of HFO, perhaps a
third or ormore, will be soaked up by con-
struction and operating costs." National
When costs to the Bahamian economy
from reduction of income from sources
like taxes and tourism are factored in, the
true cost of bunker C is higher than diesel.
9. "The Wilson City Plant is not 'yards
from the shore' as stated but a couple i't i/n/.l
inland. It is our confirmed view that Norman's
Castle, Snake Cay, Sandy Point, Dundas
Town, Treasure Cay, Sandy Point, Wilson
City and anywhere else in Abaco would face
the same environmental challenges."
Driving down the road from the plant, it
is 0.9 miles to tidal mangroves. From the
SE corner of the fenced-in plant area, it is
2050 feet to tidal mangroves. From the SE
corner of the 100 acre BEC property, it is
690 feet to tidal mangroves. These distanc-
es were measured by GPS on the ground.
10. "The corporation confirms that the
construction of the Wilson City Power Sta-
tion was properly planned and is in the best
interest of residents of and visitors to Ab-
aco. Contrary to statements made, it will
enhance the opportunities for development
Everyone can agree that providing reli-
able power is in the best interest of resi-
dents of and visitors to Abaco and will
enhance the opportunities for development
and growth. Unfortunately, BEC's site
selection and fuel choice to provide this
reliable power is more likely to reduce
development and growth than enhance it.
The Sea of Abaco is the economic engine
of Abaco and reintroducing tar balls on
beaches, reducing fish stocks and locating
an industrial site next to a pristine tourist
area can only deplete the economic poten-
tial of Abaco. This cost to The Bahamas
economy is just one of the reasons that a
switch to diesel fuel is in the best interests
of and less costly for Bahamians.
About Abaco Cares
Abaco Cares was formed to fill the need
for an organization that will provide a com-
mon voice about local issues important to
all Abaco residents including Bahamians,
foreign residents, second homeowners and
property owners. The organization cares
about the interests of Abaco's people,
economy and environment, and we have
a vision for Abaco's future. The mission
includes protecting human health and the
environment, promoting sustainable devel-
opment and economic growth and ensuring
local participation in decisions that affect
Abaco residents. Visit http://abacocares.
com to learn more or join our cause.
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The Abaconian February 1 2010
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Letters From Page 9
mounted a grass roots campaign against the
government's plan to build the new Bunker
C power plant at Wilson City. It is tragic
to me that so many in our country feel such
a sense powerlessness or apathy over our
national affairs. We seem to have become
a nation of big talkers and small doers. Ev-
eryone has an opinion, but very few are
willing to step up and invest their time, en-
ergy or money to make a difference.
This is not a new phenomenon in our
culture as we suffer from the hangover
of our colonial past. We are not a culture
that encourages free thinking and personal
responsibility in managing our lives. We
have been cultured in the matrix of depen-
dence, where the government, the church
and any other authority knows best. We
are still a plantation culture waiting for the
master to provide for us. We do not have
the confidence in ourselves as a people to
take a stand against misappropriated au-
thority. We are afraid to lose favour with
whoever the authority may be for fear that
we may lose a contract or not get a turkey
for Christmas. We have been reduced to
a people who wash about on the waves of
radio talk and blow around in the winds of
This is not us. These are not the people
I know. We Bahamians are strong-willed,
big-hearted people with indomitable spirit.
Where are these Bahamians now? Where
are the people that will stand for what is
right simply because it is right? Where are
the people who will think for themselves,
not just of themselves. Where are the peo-
ple who will follow their hearts towards
salvation and their minds towards resolu-
tion, instead of blindly following the es-
tablishment toward ruin and despair? Who
will be the one that stands and declares that
the emperor has no clothes.
Bahamas, we are better than this! We
deserve better than this. We heard from the
government that Wilson City was a "done
deal," that it was "not up for discussion."
The last time I checked, the people were
still the government, and there is nothing in
our constitution about "done deals." There
can never be "done deals" when the deals
are duplicitous, destructive, irresponsible
and yes, illegal. The government cannot be
allowed to secretly cut deals (however well
meaning or well intentioned) that endanger
the human and environmental rights of the
people. These are deals with the devil, and
that's the soul of our nation on the auction
A few months ago a small group of
people formed a new activist group called
Abaco Cares (Abacocares.com) to pro-
mote respect for local rights, advocate
against irresponsible development and
to hold decision-makers accountable for
their decisions. During a recent protest in
Marsh Harbour against the Wilson City
plant, I was approached by a government
representative who asked me, "What dif-
ference do you think this small group of
people is going to make?" I responded
that we were protesting because it was the
right thing to do, and we hoped that others
would become aware of the issues and the
government would listen. It turns out that
the government is now considering chang-
ing the fuel source at Wilson City from the
destructive bunker C to a cleaner burning
fuel. I doubt the government would have
ever considered this change if not for the
voice of a small group of people.
There has been a great deal of local
criticism against the efforts of our group
with claims of foreign involvement, fringe
fanatics, and so on. This is not surprising
to me given the nature of our culture, and
I say "our" culture as my family has been
in the Bahamas for 320 years and the ma-
jority of our group is Bahamian. Ours is
increasingly a culture of rumour and innu-
endo, of entitlement to opinion without the
inconvenient burden of fact. The criticism
of our efforts is largely based on the un-
willingness of the public to do the research
themselves and engage in any substantive
After the September 10th public meet-
ing in Marsh Harbour, hours of govern-
ment presentation was taken by many as
the gospel truth. The health risk of bunker
C to our children and grandchildren, the
potential for environmental disaster and the
simple untruths of prevailing wind infor-
mation presented by BEC were not enough
to make some people stop and think. The
government presented an Environmental
Impact Study that subsequent independent
scientific review has proven laughable.
Abaco Cares is not against development
for Abaco. We realize the need for more
power and the fact that development is in-
evitable. But if we set out to do something,
let's do it right. There is good development
and clean power generation. So why do we
settle for carelessness and mediocrity? We
cannot stand by in silence as the govern-
ment devises "done deals" that will destroy
the very reasons we love this island and
why visitors from around the world come
to enjoy Abaco.
The reality of the Wilson City Power
Station is that it was simply a very poor
decision based on even poorer informa-
tion and lack of vision. There was no lo-
cal consultation, no thought of approaching
Abaco's need for additional power as an
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opportunity to unfold a new vision of al-
ternative energy. History will be a harsh
judge of this administration's decision to
site this plant at Wilson City, and we can
only pray that in time this wrong can be
I am a great believer in the Bahamian
spirit, and I am confident that many of
the answers to our current struggles lie in
the hearts of our people. It is this spirit
that must be unleashed and encouraged to
thrive. I encourage all Bahamians to en-
gage this debate and be vigilant protectors
of this most fragile country we have been
blessed to live in.
My hope is that Wilson City becomes a
catalyst for an environmental movement in
our country that holds the government ac-
countable to the highest standards in all de-
velopment. We are better than this, and my
hope is that in the years to come we will be
able to say to our children and grandchil-
dren that we were the generation that made
Remember the words of Margaret Mead.
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would be unfair
While diesel emissions are bad for our health
unless cleaned up by Selective Catalytic Reduc-
tion (SCR), Bunker C emissions are far worse
and need much more costly emission controls
to protect our health. This fact makes diesel a
If BEC's efficiency claims for the new plant
are to be believed, Abaco will save $6.5 million
per year in diesel fuel costs versus the existing
Marsh Harbour plant. This will go a long way
to reducing the corporation's losses since it is
unlikely BEC will give us a price break. Un-
fortunately, these savings will only last a year
or two if the plant is not maintained, causing
electricity to be just as unreliable as it currently
is. The increased maintenance requirements
when using Bunker C would make preventive
maintenance even more important. A compre-
hensive management and maintenance plan
with independent oversight will give the hard
working BEC employees the resources and
mandate to maintain the plant. Doing this will
protect our health and drinking water and lower
our electricity bills long term, a win-win situa-
BEC is likely now starting to realize that
while it is relatively easy to pump Bunker C
through a short pipeline like at Clifton Pier, the
2.7 to 3 mile pipeline required for Wilson City
will be very expensive and difficult to imple-
ment and maintain. According to the power
plant experts at the Abaco Cares Community
meeting January 20th, there are a number of
ways to heat the pipeline sufficiently for Bun-
ker C to be pumped; however, a steam pipe
with an inner oil pipe is probably the cheap-
est way for this application. In order to do this,
steam generating plants will need to be located
at each end of the pipeline along with powerful
pumps to move the oil. Then, after each fuel-
ing, the pipeline has to be completely emptied
of oil, which will be very difficult for such a
long pipe. This is just one example of why
switching Abaco to Bunker C will not save
BEC any money and represents one the many
overlooked issues concerning the Wilson City
plant location and fuel type.
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Bahamas Ferries Sandy Point to Nassau under 4 Hr. Call Sandy Point 366-4119
or Marsh Harbour 367-5250 for sailing dates Adults $95 RT, $55 OW Cars & trucks
The Great Abaco Express Marsh Harbour charter bus to N Abaco Call 367-2165, Group tours
Albert Lowe Museum Green Turtle Cay
Capt Roland Roberts House, reef exhibits.......Green Turtle Cay
Memorial Sculpture Garden...................... Green Turtle Cay
Wyannie Malone Historical Museum..................... Hope Town
Elbow Cay Light Station Hope Town
Walk to & swim on Mermaid Reef off M Harb. ..Pelican Shore
Drive to & swim in Blue Hole .............Treasure Cay farm road
Art studio & working foundry- .................... Little Harbour
Working boatyards Man-0-War cay
Pocket beaches Crossing Beach in Marsh Harbour
Witches Point 3 miles S. of Marsh Harbour
Little Harbour 20 miles S. of Marsh Harbour
Cherokee 23 miles S of Marsh Harbour
Miles of beach are generally on ocean exposures
Treasure Cay Green Turtle Cay Guana Cay Elbow Cay
Man-0-War Cay Casuarina Point Bahama Palm Shore
Sandy Point & more
Items of interest Man-0-War boat yards Blackwood
blue hole & sisal mill Cedar Harbour plantation ruins need
guide Hole-in- Wall lighthouse last mile very rough road
Abaco wild horses by appointment 367-4805 Bird watching -
ask tourism 367-3067
Tours & Excursions
Abaco Eco Tours & Kayak rental 475--9616
Abaco Island Tours Marsh Harbour 367-2936
Above & Below Marsh Harbour 367-0350
Adventure on Prozac T Cay 365-8749
Brendals Dive Green Turtle Cay 365-4411
C & C Charters Treasure Cay 365-8506
Dive Abaco 1978, Marsh Harbour 367-2787
Excursion boat* Froggies Hope T 366-0024
Abaco Marinas Slips Fuel Phone
W alker's Cay -................................. Closed
Green Turtle Cay
Bluff House ................45....... F...... 365-4200
Green Turtle Club ......32....... F......365-4271
Black Sound Marina...15................365-4531
Other Shore Club .......12....... F......365-4195
Abaco Yacht Service..10....... F......365-4033
Treasure Cay Marinal50 ...... F......365-8250
Man-O-War Marina ...26....... F......365-6008
Boat Harbour Marina183....... F......367-2736
Conch Inn...................75....... F .....367-4000
Harbour View Marina .36....... F .....367-2182
Mangoes Marina ........29..............367-2366
Marsh Harbour Marina52 F 367 2700
Hope Town Marina.....16..............366-0003
Hope Town Hideaways.................366-0224
Lighthouse Marina .......6....... F......366-0154
Sea Spray ..................60....... F......366-0065
Spanish Cay Marina...75....... F......365-0083
Orchid Bay .................64 ...... F......365-5175
Boats can clear Customs at Green Turtle Cay,
Treasure Cay or Marsh Harbour
Please bring errors &
revisions to our atten-
tion Rev 15 Jun 09
Everyone reads The Abaconian :
Lucky Strike Hope T 366-0101
Sea Gull Hope Town 366-0266
A Salt Weapon Hope Town 366-0245
Down Deep 366-3143
Local Boy 366-0528
Back Breaker 365-5140
Bikes & Scooters Boats Cars & Carts
Rentals Marsh Harbour
A& P Car Rentals ........................... 367-2655
B & B Boat Rentals.......................... 367-7368
Bargain Car Rentals......................... 367-0500
Blue Wave Boat Rentals ................ 367-3910
Concept Boat Rentals........................ 367-5570
Power Cat Boat Rentals ... ........................
Quality Star Car Rentals (Texaco) .....367-2979
Rainbow Boat Rentals ...................367-4602
Rental Wheels Scooters, Bikes, Cars 367-4643
Rich's Boat Rentals ........................ 367-2742
Sea Horse Boat Rentals .................367-2513
Sea Star Car Rentals ...................... 367-4887
Green Turtle Cay
Bay Street Rentals + ........477-5300 365-4070
Brendals Dive Bikes & Kayak rental...365-4411
C & D Cart Rental ........................... 365-4084
D & P Cart Rental .............................. 365-4655
Donnie's Boat Rentals.........................365-4119
New Plymouth Cart Rentals.. 365-4188 or 4149
Reef Boat Rentals ........................... 365-4145
Sea Side Carts & Bikes....................365-4147
T &ACart Rentals........................... 375-8055
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
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
Adventure on Prozac Kayak............. 365-8749
Alison Car Rent ............................... 365-8193
Cash's Carts..................................... 365-8771
Claridge's Cart Rentals ..................... 365-8248
Cornish Car Rentals........................ 365-8623
JIC Boat Rentals ............................. 365-8465
Triple J Car Rentals ........................ 365-8761
Abaco Adventures Kayaks ..............365-8749
Patrick Roberts .. 366-4286
Ferdinand Burrows 366-4133
Anthony Bain ......366-4107
Floyd Burrows .... 366-4175
Links Adderly ......366-4335
Ricky Burrows .... 366-4233
Jody Albury .........375-8068
Terrance Davis.... 367-4464
Justin Sands ......367-3526
Jay Sawyer ........367-3941
David Albury .......365-6059
Tony Russell .......366-3259
Will Sawyer............. 366-2177
Marty Sawyer.......... 366-2115
Noel Lowe ...............366-2107
Randy Sawyer .........366-2284
Junior Albury ...........366-3058
Maitland Lowe ........366-0234
Pope McKenzie .......477-5894
Orthnell Russell ......365-0125
Edward Rolle ..........365-0024
Green Turtle Cay
Ronnie Sawyer .......365-4070
Jeff Survance ..........365-4040
To Abaco by land and sea from Florida Take Discovery Cruise
Line (954-971-7347) from Ft. Lauderdale to Freeport Bus to McLeans Town *
Ferry to Crown Haven Bus, taxi or rental car to Green Turtle Ferry or Marsh
Harbour *Taxi to Marsh Harbour ferry dock Ferry to Hope Town, Man-0-War
or Guana Cay Its an adventure
Prices $ Low, $$ Moderate, $$$ Upper
(Based on dinner entree range)
+ Picnic tables & restroom only t Provides ride from town
Anglers......................... $$$ ....... ....367-2158
Blue M arlin .........................$ ........... ..367-2002
Curly Tails ......................$$$ .............367-4444
G ino's .................................$ ............. 367-7272
Golden Grouper ..............$ ........... 367-2301
Island Cafe.........................$ ........... ..367-6444
Jamie's Place.....................$ ............367-2880
Jib Room .........................$$ ........... ..367-2700
Kentucky Fried Chicken............... ...367-2615
Mangoes ......................$$$ .............367-2366
Pinacle ............ . .... ..... $ ........................ .
Pop's Place ........................$ .....+.....367-3796
Sea Shells .........................$ ........... ..367-4460
Snack Shack .....................$ .....+.....367-4005
Snappas.............................$ .............. 367-2278
Wallys .....................$$$ .............367-2074
Abaco Inn ............ $$$.............366-0133
Cap'n Jacks .......................$ .............366-0247
Harbour's Edge............... $$ ........... 366-0087
H T Harbour Lodge .......$$$ .............366-0095
Munchies ......... ...$... ......... ..366-0423
Sea Spray ...................... $$ ..... ::..... 366-0065
Cracker P's....................................... 366-3139
Island Treats Snack Bar ................. 365-6501
Docksiders .....................$$$ .............365-5230
Grabbers ................. $$$ .............365-5133
Nippers ..................... $$$ ............365-5143
Orchid Bay .....................$$$ .............265-5175
Florence's Cafe .............$...$
Harbour Cafe ....................$ .............365-8635
Hudson's Delight ...............$ .......... 365-8648
Spinnaker Restaurant ...$$$ .............365-8469
Touch of Class .............$$$.............365-8195
Green Turtle Cay
Bluff House.....................$$$ ............365-4200
Jolly Roger Bistro.............$$ .............365-4200
Green Turtle Club ..........$$$ .............365-4271
Harvey's Island Grill.........$$.............365-4389
Laura's Kitchen ...............$$ ........... 365-4287
McIntosh's Restaurant ....$$ .............365-4625
Pineapples ....................................... 365-4226
Plymouth Rock Cafe ........................ 365-4234
Rooster's Rest ................$$....... ....365-4066
Wrecking Tree Restaurant
Nancy's ... ...................
Pete & Gays .................$$$ ........... 366-4119
Restaurants Services Transportation
Page 24 Section A The Abaconian February 1 2010
Abaco Cays Realty, Ltd.
Great Guana Cay Green Turtle Cay Man-O-War Cay
Hope Town Marsh Harbour Treasure Cay
SAbaco Cavs Realty extends their warmest wishes for a wonderful Christmas and the haooiest and most orosoerous of new ears.
* "SEA-TO-BAY" 11.5 Acres 1,198' of Waterfontage Over 500' of
Protected Boat Basin Frontage Superb Building Sites Good elevation -
Fabulous Views Perfect for development or Elegant Private Estate.
* "PRINCE'S TRUST" Estate 12.5 Acres 2 Bedrooms. 2 Baths
1,760 s.f. Residence Covered and open decks 593' of Ocean Beach -
664' on Sea of Abaco Fabulous Views Private Boat Basin.
#GGIH 1096 $4,950,000.
* "ARTCAFE & BAKERY"- Settlement Commercial at Main Public "Angel Ba/ Ho
Dock Best Location in town.- 1,900 sf. Colonial Bldg. 400 s.f. Cov.
Veranda Commercial Grade Kitchen Land- 96'x84'- 8.064 s.f. Great
Restaurant or Retail #GIHH 1109 $867,500.
* "SANDCASTLE" 2 Bedrooms. 2.5 Baths. 960 s.f. Residence -
Covered Porch Land 5.000 s.f. Dock Access Furnished.
GREEN TURTLE CAY
"THE LOYALIST" 6-A Leeward Yacht Club 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bath
2,016 s.f.- 392 s.f. Covered Veranda, 392 s.f. Covered Balcony.
Land 9,241 s.f. 54' of frontage on Black Sound Onsite dockage l
available. #GTH1127 NEW $1,325,000. "John Lowe H
"THE SOUTHARD"- 7-C Leeward Yacht Club-3 Bedrooms, 3.5 Bath
2,743 s.f. 728 s.f. Galleries and Verandas, 334 s.f. Screened Porch. Land
9,450 s.f.- Onsite dockage available. #GTHI126 NEW $1,225,000. .^*,.
MARINA VILLA # 4" 2 Bedroom. 2.5 Bath 1.455 s.. luxury villa -
Covered Screened Porch Land 7,554 s.f. Deeded Dock Boat
Lift Golf Cart Garage Auxiliary Generator Complete
Renovation 2007. #GTH 11098 $995,000.
"FLIP FLOP" 4 Bedroom, 3.5 Bath 2,500 s.f. Residence 2,044 s.f.
Screened Porch. Land 12,091 s.f. 0.277 Acre Great Family Home -
convenient location GTH 1128 NEW $695,000. "Sonn Light"
Green Turtle Cay
- 50 % Shared ownership
2 Bedroom, 2 Bath
- 1.355 s.f. of Residence
- Co vered Screened Porches;
- I.ad 0.54 Acre
-253.06 of water-frontagce
- Two Docks 36" 170'
- 56.000 gallon cistern
Generator House tool shed
- 50 KW diesel Generator
GTH 1137 5625,000.
Marsh Harbour -
4 Bedrooms, 4 Baths
4,468 s.f. New Residence
1,742 s.f. Covered
Verandahs & Balconies'
0.3394 Acre 14.787 s.f.
30 KW Auxiliary Gen.
"St. Charles Place"
Vouse circa 1866"
Great Guana Cay
3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths.
1840 s.f. Residence.
-955 s.f. Porches & Decks
Land 74'SeaofAbaco a --_
11.016 s.f. 0.25 Acres
1 #GGH1123- SI,160,000. "EntreDeuxMern
0.975 Acres -
-100' Ocean Beachfront
3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths
1,336 s.f. Residence
88' dock, 35' I
WMWH1139- $2,150,000. 'Lovel Hil"
Green Turtle Cay
4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths
2,170 s.f. Residence
285 s.ft Covered Porches
Land 3,480 s.f. Near
Public Dock in Harbour.
#GTH1119 $450,000. "Harbour Light"
Green Turtle Cay
-5 Bedrooms, 4 Baths
-4.977 s. Residence
13.5 Acres Sea-to-Sea
- 130'Ocean Beacthl'ront
- 2W0' on Coco Bay
S- Private Dock on Coco Bay
- 15KW Ax Gen.
600 GPl) -Watermaker
O#GTI 11097 Four Possible Sale
Options From: $462,000 for
I acre v/dock Iic. on Coco Bay,
to $2,300,000 fo r entire Estate
2 Bedrooms. 2 Baths
1.030 s.f. Residence-
1.290 s.f. Covered Deck
82" Ocean Frontage
Superb Ocean Views
#MWH 076 $S,270,000.
Man-O-War Cay -
- 4 Bedrooms. 1.5 Baths.
- 1,240 s.f. Residence.
-0.3213 Acre 14,000 s.f.
- Hillside for great Ocean
- Beautifully Landscaped
- Fully Furnished &
* "BERKLEY'S BLUFF" White Sound Oceanfiont Building Site
31,000 sq.ft. 0.7116 Acre 100' of Ocean Frontage 275' in Depth
Natural sub-tropical vegetation Great elevation for spectacular views
HTV 1125 $495,000
GREAT GUANA CAY
* "Crawl Bight" Sea to Sea building site 321,690 s.f. 7.385 Acre
300' of Atlantic beach frontage. 300' of Sea of Abaco frontage -Newly
built dock great family estate #GGV 1143 $2,250,000.
* "WIND N' SEA" Fabulous waterfront building site Two parcels
containing a total of 69,197 s.f. 1.588 Acres 241' of Sea of Abaco
Frontage great elevations to 42' above sea level -#GGV 1112-$850,000
* "AERIE" Parcel # 58 Orchid Bay 174,775 s.f. 4.012 Acres -
Orchid Bay amenities.- One of the Highest Points in Orchid Bay -
Fabulous Panoramic Views. #GGV1077 -NEW PRICE $700,000.
* "CLAIRE'S BEACH"- Beachfront Building Site 31,243 s.f. -
0.717 Acre 117' Beach Frontage Dock Access Good Elevation -
Superb Ocean Views CGGV 006- NEW PRICE $667,000.
* PARCEL"B" at PRINCE'S TRUST- Fabulous Waterfront
Building Site 242' Southwest Sea of Abaco Frontage 43,803 sq.ft..
- 1.0055 Acres Great Sea ofAbaco Views Beach Access Boat Slips
Available GGVI 131 NEW $685,000.
* PARCEL"C" at PRINCE'S TRUST- Fabulous Waterfront
Building Site 204' Southwest Sea of Abaco Frontage 54,360 sq.ft..
- 1.2480 Acres Great Sea of Abaco Views Beach Access Boat Slips
Available GGV1132 NEW $685,000.
* "SEAVIEW" Dolphin Beach Estates 136' prime waterfront -
0.557 Acres Containing 24,292 s-f.- Shared dock access
Superb elevation Fabulous Views of Delia's Cay and the Sea of Abaco.
8' depth at MLW at shoreline. A private dock can be built on the property.
GGV1118 NEW LISTING $624,500.
* "LOST SHAKER" Dolphin Beach Estates Oversized
beach-front parcel 36,839 s.f. 0.8457 Acre 65" of Beach-front
Good elevations for superb ocean views. Lush Native Vegetation.
# GGV1000 $545,500.
GREAT GUANA CAY
* "ATLANTIS" 19.239 s.f.. 0.4417 Acre 95' of North Atlantic Beach-
frontage 159' in Depth Beautiful Beach-front building site Central Great
Guana Cay location Semi-private dock. f'GGV i1135 NEW-S485,000.
* "CAPTAIN'S COVE" 6.653 s.f. .0152 Acre 45.47 of Sea of-Abaco
frontage Prime building site can carry a privatitdock 180 degree views -
underground electric and paved road. SGGV1091 $375,000.
* PARCEL "A" at PRINCE'S TRUST- Moderately Priced IHalf
Acre Building Site = 25,465 sq.ft. 0.5846 Acre 204.84' NE Road
Frontage 176' SW Boundary 133' NW Road Boundary 178' -
SE Boundary Fabulous Sea of Abaco Views Beach Access Boat Slips
Available #GGVI 1130 NEW $345,000.
* "PARADISE" 12.141 s.f. 0.2787 acre One lot of beach with beach
access steps away great elevated building site central Great Guana Cay
location #GGVI 138 NEW $199,000.
GREEN TURTLE CAY
* "CONCHED OUT" offered in 1 to 4 prime sites 100'- 460' of
water frontage Atlantic Beach and Sea of Abaco frontage available -
10'-32' elevations 360' views Very private Area
#GTV1008 $546,000. $3,000,000.
* "PLA YING HOOKY"- 15,948 s.f. 0.3661 Acre Prime Building
Site Unobstructed views of Coco Bay Public Dock Access Beach
Access 50' front Coco Bay Beach. #GTV 1080 $595,000.
* "LONG BAYBEACH" Incredible beach parcel -26.589
Sq.ft. 0.6103 acres 60' of spectacular beach frontage Private gated
entrance Affordable building site for cottage or beach cabana.
#GTV1121 NEW $325,000.
* "LONG BAY SOUND" Back to nature. Secluded 24,565 Sq ft
- 0.5639 acres 105' of Black Sound frontage Ideal home site Dock
site possible. #GTV1122 NEW $325,000.
* "COCO BAY VIEW" 32,690 s.f. 0.7567 Acre Dock Access -
Beach Access Good Elevation. #GTV1009 $291,000.
* "COCO BA YBREEZE" -- Two Prime Building Sites -.2699 Acre
- .2255 Acre Dock Access Beach Access. #GTV 1007 $47,500. -iot
* "CASUARINA" 8.126 s.f. 0.1865 Acre Corner lot Prime building
site Central location Short walk to Bita Bay Beach Snorkel right offshore
#GTV 1074 $89,000.
- 2 Bedrooms. 2 Baths.
- 2.664 s.f. Residence.
- 2 Bedrooms, I Bath.
- 838 s.f. Guest House
- Land Sea-to-Sea
+ 43,800 s.f. 1.1 Acres
- 98' Ocean Beach Front
- Private Dock On Creek
- Fabulous Views
#MWI I 1116 53,750,000.
- 2 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths.
- 1.220 s.f. Residence.
- 3 Bedrooms, I Bath.
- 532 s.f. Guest House
- Land Sea-to-Sea
32,571 s.f. 0.74 Acre
- 165' Ocean Beach Front
- Private Dock
- Fabulous Views
#MWH 1134- $2,100,000.
- 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths
- 1,560 s.f. Residence.
- 1.040 s.f. Verandahs
- Land + 1.824 Acres
Entire S.E. Point of
"SAILOR'S REST"- Dickie's Cay- 768 s.f. Residence- 3 bedroom.
I Bath 710 s.f. of open and co\ ered decks 224 s.f'.- I Bedroom. I Bath Guest
House- 84 s.f. deck .365 Acre Sea to Sea 260' waterfront private dock.
Built in 60's by William H. Albury #MWI 11144- NEW $775,000.
"VIKING" Dickie's Cay 5 Bedrooms, 3 1/2 Baths. 3,360 s.f.
Residence 1.200 s.f. Covered Deck 0.84 Acres Sea-to-Sea Private 136'
Dock Auxiliary Generator #MWHI001 $1,995,000.
"FRESH WIND LANDING" -Dickie's Cay 3 Bedrooms. 3 1/2 Baths -
2.460 s.f. Residence 1.400 s.f. lPorches-Decks I1 Bed. 1 bath Snore Box -
7.500 s.1. Land Private 93' Dock. 40 KW Aux. Generator Superb Iarbour
Views #MWI 11107 $1,200,000.
"SUNSPLASH" 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths 1,921 s.f. Residence.- 2
Bedroom. I Bath 400 s.f. Guest Cabin 172' Ocean Beach Front
1.189 Acres Beautifully Landscaped Semi-Private Dock- Fabulous
Views #MWH 1019 NEW PRICE $840,000.
"ANNE BONNY"- 3 Bedrooms. I 1/2 13aths. 1.536 s.f. Residence-
500 s.f. of Porches & Decks Land 1.23 IHillside Acres 180' I larbour Front -
Private Dock. #TILLOO CAY MWH 1115 -$1,600,000.
"BOUNTIFULLY BLESSED" 2 Bedroom. 1.5 Bath 800 s.f.
residence 3.75 Acre. sea to sea 109' of frontage on Sea of Abaco 106' on
Atlantic Boat basin with lift 170' of dock- Swimmig Pool Approved plans
for 3/2 New England cottage #TLH1086 -NEWPRICE -$1,350,000.
2 Bedrooms. 2 Baths.
E E E I. 1.300 s.f. Residence.
1 Bedrooms, 1 Bath.
224 s.f. Guest Cottage
--__--w -.."P "Playhouse" with bar
1.82 Acres 300' of
*O -F buiOcean Beach Front
125Atlantic Ocap fro e Fabulous Views
isLus Nat #SCH 1094 $1,950,000.
Great Guana Cay
SBl 4 Acres
+ 70 ft. Elevations
6 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths
-+ 3000 s.f. Residence
1200 gal. Watermaker
Panoramic" Auxiliary Generator
"Pan..ram.i." #GGHI 142- $2.300.000.
"GRAND BOIS" Rare Prime Ocean-front building site 0.51 Acre
125' Atlantic Ocean frontage Central Location Fabulous Ocean
Views-Lush Native Foliage. #MWV1081 NEW PRICE S495,000.
"SUMMERPLACE" Prime Building Site 10,719 s.f. 0.246 Acre
Over 150' of Sea of Abaco frontage Concrete Sewall on Sea of Abaco -
103' x 6' private dock on Man-O-War harbour Fabulous Sea of Abaco
views. #MWV 082 NEW PRICE $325,000.
GREATABACO CLUB Parcels # 6A and # 7A #ft 6A -
9,243 sq.ft. # 7A 13,845 sq.ft Private Dockage Great Sea of Abaco
Views. # 6A-#MHIIVI102 S970,000. # 7A- #MIIVII03 S1,455,000.
#6A & #7A $2,182,000.
GREAT ABACO CLUB Parcels # 48 and # 49
# 48 7,548 sq.ft. # 49 7,117 sq.ft 50' of Boat Basin Frontage.
Semi-Private Docks Ridge Parcels Good Elevation.
#48-#MHVII1100 $667,000. #49-#MHVI101 $667,000.
*"141 Hillside Developer Parcels" Over 1/2 Acre with beach
access. Aircraft Landing Rights and Boat Slips available
NEW LISTING #SC 1140 Priced fiom:$170,000 $438,000
"Block Q Parcel # I" Fabulous one-half acre building site -
25,658 sq.ft. 0.5890 Acre 172.61'on Sea ofAbaco- Hillside- great
elevations and superb views of the Sea of Abaco Shoreline
protected by small cay.
#SCV 1117 NEW LISTING $485,000.
Great ,uana ,ay
- 1.5 Acres
- 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bath
-1.760 s.f. Residence
- Covered & Open Decks
- 160' of Ocean Beach
- Fabulous Ocean Views
- Additional Land Available
- Boat Slip Available
GGH 1129- $2,495,000
GREAT GUANA CAY
ME 4 in ur c010
VOLUME 18 NUMBER 3 FEBRUARY 1st, 2010
Every Child Counts holds successful fund raiser
Treasure Cay event drew school supporters from many communities
"B y Canishka Alexander
-.- .Principal Lynn Major could not be more
.. pleased about the turnout at the Every
.Child Counts fund raiser and silent auction
event. More than 200 people attended the
fund raiser on January 16 at the Spinnaker
Restaurant in Treasure Cay.
ECC students prepared a lighthearted
presentation entitled Who We Are at the
beginning of the evening. They shared
4 how the school has afforded them many
opportunities to become productive citi-
zens. ECC students have participated in
many activities on the school grounds and
have assisted at local businesses through-
-., ', As guests browsed the silent auction
.tables to view the items on display and
........ .. "write down their bids, the upbeat, famil-
iar sounds of the Impact Band played in
.. the background. Among the silent auction
: .. -. items were art pieces, blue hole and cave
nnaker Restaurant in Treasure Cay was the scene of a very successful fund raising dinner and silent auction for Every Child tours, boat rentals and fishing charters,
a schoolfor students with special needs. A raffle gave many more people a chance to win a gift. The school in Marsh Har- plane tickets, a Lance Armstrong auto-
s 107 students and depends entirely on donations. These students are not able to attend normal classrooms. Although the graphed Live Strong T-shirt, jewelry, gift
as several teachers trained in working with special students, it is dependent on volunteers to fill out the staff. Sh ',, here certificates, cellular phones and electron-
are Volunteer Mary Gottlieb, students Latonya Moss and Deangela Murray, founder of ECC and principal of the school Lyn Major,
and students Vincent Major, Ashwell Murray and Michael Humes.
Please see ECC Page 2
Airport terminal construction
will begin by year's end
By Timothy Roberts
While visiting Hope Town on January
13 to sign a contract for the rebuilding of
the freight dock seawall at Sunshine Park,
Minister of Public Works and Transport,
the Hon. Neko Grant, revealed recent de-
velopments concerning the upgrading of the
terminal facilities at Marsh Harbour Inter-
Mr. Grant said on May 21, 2009, he
signed a contract agreement with Vancou-
ver Airport Services for the Marsh Har-
bour airport terminal design concept con-
sultancy. This is the same company that is
responsible for the ongoing developments
and upgrades at the Lynden Pindling Inter-
national Airport in Nassau and is a part of
the current management through the Nas-
sau Airport Development Company. The
company signed a 30-year lease with the
government in April 2007 to manage daily
operations at the Nassau airport.
He revealed that the Vancouver com-
pany has submitted its Design Brief to the
Ministry of Public Works and Transport,
showing a 38,500-square-foot terminal
building to accommodate projected traffic
growth for the next 15 years. It includes a
single story terminal building, control tow-
er and landside roadways and parking fa-
cilities. The scope of the design reflects all
Please see Airport Page 2
I Art show draws
crowds to Winding Bay
Abaco Cares brings experts
to talk about bunker C
Abaco Cares, an newly-formed environmental group, held a meeting on January 20 to
inform the audience on the dangers of burning bunker C in the power plant under con-
struction at Wilson City. About 100 people listened as experts from the States outlined
some of the dangers. Other presenters spoke about renewable sources of power and
the need for government to communicate better with the public. See story on page 13.
A home at the Abaco Club at Winding Bay was the site of an art show that was raising
funds for Abaco's Cancer Society. Eight artists displayed their work in a diverse media
and drew a very large crowd. The Club provided wine and cheese for the patrons to
enjoy i /nl they examined the art and socialized. On the right is Bob Zwickel, a favor-
ite artist as he entertains during the show by playing lively jazz.
By Mirella Santillo Ritz-Carleton Club on January 16th.
The Winding Bay Art Show, organized There was art for every collector as
by the Abaco Island Artists in partner- eight artists participated, each prominent
ship with the Abaco Cancer Society, was
held in one of the Destination Units of the
MOW plans annual
The 24th annual Flea Market will be cluding a great used-book stall.
held on February 13. This event promises There will be games for children and
to provide much entertainment as well as adults, crab races, an auction and a raffle,
raising needed funds for the Man-O-War lots of activities to satisfy everyone.
Primary School. The organizing commit- Albury's Ferry will be running special
tee will be offering all food and drinks and ferries with a discounted rate from Marsh
will have the traditional White Elephant Harbour to Man-O-War. Call the ferry of-
Tables with lots of new and used items in- fice for the ferry schedule.
ECC guests bid generously on auctioned items
ECC From Page 1
ics and a great display of paintings. The
original acrylic portrait by Ray Adams of
PE teacher Gary Lewis, seemed to steal
the show. Many were rewarded for par-
ticipating in the raffle as well.
Two buffet tables were set up to ap-
pease the appetite of the large crowd, and
thank you cards were autographed by the
students of Every Child Counts on each
Chad Sawyer was involved in most of
the activities that evening and talked about
his involvement in the school. He said ev-
ery island has a Mother Theresa, bestow-
ing the title on Miss Lynn.
The school received a donation of
$1,000 from Steve Pedican on behalf of
the North Abaco Powerboat Race Com-
mittee. There was another donation by
Cindy Newell of $1,500. Winners of the
silent auction were announced, and the
winner of the laptop, John Haestad, gave
it back to the school to the teachers' and
Ms. Lynn said that she was quite
pleased with the donations that evening.
The event raised more than $50,000
which will greatly assist the school.
She explained that they need approxi-
mately $370,000 each year to run ECC.
The school falls under the Catholic Board
of Education and is considered as an alter-
native school. ECC is allowed to use the
main building free of charge but receives
no government or church funding. All
funding is from private donors. Money
collected over the years has been used to
build the additional buildings that are now
on the school grounds.
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The fund raising for Every Child Counts school included a raffle and silent auction. Chad
Sawyer kept the evening moving along. As the enrollment increases, the need for a larger
facility in required. The school is hoping to develop options for the students to have pro-
ductive lives in a supervised environment as they progress past school age. S'n 11 here
are Mr. Sawyer assisted by volunteer Mary Gottlieb along with three students, Valencia
Duvra, Latonya Moss and Deangela Murray, and Principal Lyn Major.
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Airport From Page 7
requirements identified by the stakeholder
interviews on Abaco and discussions with
the Ministry of Works and other relevant
government ministries and agencies.
Mr. Grant said that the Ministry is cur-
rently in discussions with the Vancouver
group to finish the design drawings includ-
ing a detailed cost estimate for govern-
ment's consideration. This would allow
tenders to go out for construction. Govern-
ment hopes to have these drawings com-
pleted by the middle of this year and is
looking forward to having the project un-
derway before the end of 2010.
In May 2009 Mr. Grant announced
change orders in the amount of $2.2 mil-
lion to an existing contract between the
Ministry of Works and Bahamas Hot Mix
for the completion of civil and lighting
works at the Marsh Harbour International
Airport along with an additional $566,000
for the runway and taxiway lighting.
The runway was opened for use on No-
vember 16, 2009, and the remaining air-
side works will be completed during the
first quarter of this year.
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February 1, 2010
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L4leYw Prices New Listings Great Value
GREEN TURTLE CAY #4936
GILLIAM BAY ESTATE BEACHFRONT 1.7 acres, Best
price on Green Turde Cay Beach. Highly desirable
neighbourhood.Existing 2 bed home.US$800,000.
MAN-O-WAR CAY #4336
WATERFRONT LOOKOUT HOUSE Stunning views
overlookingwestern harbour,2 bed I bath main house
with I bed I bath dockhouse cottage.$ 1,395,000.
MARSH HARBOUR #5159
SKY VIEW- BEST VIEWS IN ABACO 4 bed, 360
degree views, swimming pool, recreation room,
wrap around covered porches. $1,750,000.
KIMI.MNEW P RIILL
LUBBERS QUARTERS #4516
SUMMIT IMPRESS YOUR GUESTS when you entertain
in this spacious, well-appointed home with 360
degree views. Deeded dock slip. US$775,000.
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MARSH HARBOUR #5116
WATERFRONT ST.CHARLES PLACE SUNRISE BAY
Stunning 4 bed 4 bath home with direct beach
access and private dock slip. US$2,800,000.
MARSH HARBOUR #4657
CLUB 50 ft dock with lift, meticulously appointed
sea views, also extra lot available.US$1,499,000.
LUNDR CONTI RACT
LUBBERS QUARTERS #3785 LUBBERS QUARTERS #4939
WILL'S PLACE 2 bed 2 bath home. Vaulted ceilings, GETAWAY -ABACO OCEAN CLUB Escape from it all!
gourmet kitchen, stainless steel appliances. 1,472 sf Cozy I bed I bath cottage with A/C on the water.
including deck. Community dock. $365,000. Community dock Extra lot available. $349,000.
LUBBERS QUARTERS #5231
LOT 4 EAST VIEW 11,181 sqt wooded lot4 lots
from east side of Lubbers on the Sea of Abaco.
MARSH HARBOUR #4249
PERKY PELICAN PELICAN SHORES Waterfront
4 bed, 4 bath with views of the Sea of Abaco.
Value added, new sea wall. $2,300,000.
MARSH HARBOUR #5151
WATERFRONT THE RESIDENCES 5 star high end
3 bed 3.5 bath at the Abaco Beach Resort and
the largest marina in the Bahamas. $1,415,000.
MARSH HARBOUR #4859
WATERFRONT GREAT ABACO CLUB #36
Spectacular home,pool & views.4 bed 4 bath,2,750
sq. ft. with dockage. Open to Offer. $1,599,000.
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MARSH HARBOUR #5232
SEAGRAPE WATERFRONT 3 bed 3 bath
on Eastern Shores with 2 docks, boat
lifts, swimming pool. US$985,000.
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WATERFRONT -HIDEAWAY EASTERN SHORES Sea to
sea,150'dock&boatlift.Mainhousewith I I/2bed I 1/2
bath,guest quarters with 2 bed 2 bath.US$1,795,000.
MARSH HARBOUR #4736
SUNRISE BAY#7 Beautiful 3 bed 3.5 bath home with
pooldocklslip,beach access. Very desirable family
neighbourhood. Gated community. $950,000.
MARSH HARBOUR #4989
R FANTASY WATERFRONT GREAT CISTERN
New 4b/3b home with dockage. Gorgeous pool
with sea views. Guest Cottage. US$995,000.
MARSH HARBOUR #4658 NEARMARSHHARBOURPORT #4914
WATERFRONT- GRANDER -GREATABACOCLUB STARLIGHT SEAFOOD BUILDING -
3 bed 2 bath,add your own finishing touches. COMMERICAL WATERFRONT with dock,
Prime area with 55ft dock. US$635,000. easily converted to residential. $350,000.
WINDING BAY #5235
THE ABACO CLUB LOT #30 Best
priced beachfront estate lot available.
Over 1.5 acres. US$ 1 750,000.
WINDING BAY #5126 & #5127
THE ABACO CLUB World class beach offers
total privacy behind the gates of the unique Ritz
Carlton Club US$1,500,000.- $2,500,000
TREASURE CAY #2875 TREASURE CAY #4969 TREASURE CAY
FINAL APPROACH CANALFRONT 5 TREASUREDTIMES- BEST PRICED CANALFRONTHOME BEACHFRONT HOME Bestpriced 3 bedroi
bed 4 bath huge 5,500 sq.ft. family home IN TREASURE CAY Fully furnished 3 bed 3 bath on 130ftofprimemainTreasureCay Beach.
with 100' dock on 5 lots. US$1,990,000. 90ft.of canal.Fully serviced dock US$1,200,000. from the Treasure Cay Marina. US$8
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TREASURE CAY #5118
BAHAMA BEACH CLUB BEACHFRONT
Luxurious spacious 3 bed condo. Best Price
in Complex. Reduced to US$799,000.
TREASURE CAY #5057
CAROLINA DREAMIN' Best home value on TC
Beach. Furnished New 3 bed 2 bath 2 storey
home, full lower walkout. Pool. $595,000.
TREASURE CAY BEACH TOWI
Beach & ocean views, setback 2
main Treasure Cay beach US$3
#4578 ABACO OCEAN CLUB Lot 17 Gorgeous Water View. $225,000. Laurie Schreiner
#4940 ABACO OCEAN CLUB Lot 18 Steps to water. $180,000. Laurie Schreiner
#4433 ABACO OCEAN CLUB Lot 46 Large waterfront lot. $298,000. Laurie Schreiner
#4193 ABACO OCEAN CLUB Lot 87 Interior lot, high elevation. $125,000. Laurie Schreiner
#4580 ABACO OCEAN CLUB Lot 107 Community dockage. $79,000. Laurie Schreiner
# 5 1 1 6 #3947 ABACO OCEAN CLUB Lot 143 Approximately 11,450 sq. ft. $150,000. Bill Albury
#4606 ABACO OCEAN CLUB Lot 152 NEW PRICE dockage. $119,900. Laurie Schreiner
m 3 bath #5231 LOT 4 EASTVIEW 1,181 sq.ft with designated dock slip. $165,000. Jane Patterson
5 minutes #4713 NORTH END LOTS 2 & 4 Beachfront. $180,000 each. Laurie Schreiner
850,000. #4714 INTERIOR LOTS 14,295 sq.ft. $59,500 $62,000 each. Laurie Schreiner
#4493 GREEN TURTLE CAY Leeward Yacht Club Lots & house packages. From $275,000.
#4533 GUANA CAY Dolphin Beach Estates. Lot 68 Hilltop View. $180,000. Bill Albury
#4071 BAHAMA PALM SHORES Lot 43 Good residential area. $30,000. BilAlbury
: #4572 LITTLE HARBOUR NEW PRICE .97 acre, 150 ft. harbourfront. $198,000.
K- Laurie Schreiner
#4689 CEDAR HARBOUR NEW PRICE 2 acres, deeded water access. $55k. Lydia Bodamer
#5114 #4632 MARSH HARBOUR High Rocks waterfront lot. High elevation, views. $599k. B. Albury
NHOUSE #4888 TURTLE ROCKS 10 Acres Water access, good elevations. $349,000. Lydia Bodamer
200ft off #5157 TURTLE ROCKS NEW LISTING Hill top with View access 16,969 sq.ft.and 3,000
89,000. feet from the beach. $74,500. Lydia Bodamer
#4803 TREASURE CAY Choice Canalfront Lot. $280,000. Stan Sawyer
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#5050 CENTRAL PINES SEAGRAPE APT # I- 2B/2B duplex. $1,365/mo.
#5053 GREAT CISTERN 3B/2.5B Sea of Abaco Waterfront. $1,635/mo.
#4858 PELICAN SHORES 3B/2B with pool, sea & harbour views. $2,500/mo.
#5055 EASTERN SHORES 4B/4B with pool & shared dock. $4,000/mo.
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Winding Bay hosts fi
Art Show From Page 1
in a distinctive art sector. Marjolein Scott,
one of the organizers, displayed her cre-
ations on silk and tiles; Bob Zwickel of-
fered his paintings of local seascapes and
tropical birds; and Tim Higgs, an under-
water photographer, had enlarged pho-
tographs of fish and reefs framed in drift
wood. Raymond Adams had a display of
local scenes in various media from acrylic
to oil paint. A coffee table was covered
with Linda Wiltfang's jewelry. The out-
side veranda was the perfect setting for
Brigitte Bower-Carey's work displayed
on easels. Two newcomers to the group,
Lou Schneider, who transfers photographs
on tiles, Lilian Cash with a large array of
hand-made straw bags also participated.
Four private art shows were held at the
Abaco Club at Winding Bay last year for
the guests of the resort, but this was the
first art show open to the public by invi-
tation from the artists. The response was
amazing. Marjolein Scott estimated that
more than 300 people attended the show
that afternoon, contributing to at least one
sale for every artist.
Guests were greeted at the entrance of
the home by Club representative, Luzena
Dumercy, who offered each person a glass
of wine and by Mrs. Scott, who familiar-
ized them with the artists and invited them
to partake of the delicious cheeses to ac-
company the wine. Artist Bob Zwickel oc-
casionally left his art display to play light
jazz on the keyboard, putting the visitors
in a swinging mood. Every half an hour
a raffle took place for a chance to win a
prize ranging from canvas bags with the
Ritz-Carleton logo to parasols, stuff toys
Besides giving exposure to the artists,
the event was aimed not only at promoting
the Cancer Society's walk and seminar on
January 23 but also at raising money, as
each participating artist usually donates a
portion of his or her sales to the organi-
zation. The goals of the Society over the
years has been to assist cancer patients
with traveling expenses and bring cancer
awareness in the community.
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Eight artists displayed their work at the show held in one of the hosues at the Abaco Club
at Winding Bay. The event was a fund-raising event for the Cancer Society of Abaco. The
society assists cancer victims with travel expenses to get treatments and carries out an
educational program. 5/i,. are Lou Schneider, Marjolein Scott, Bob Zwickel, Brigitte
Bower-Carey, Lilian Cash, Tim Higgs, Linda Wiltfang and Raymond Adams.
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February 1, 2010 The Abaconian Section B Page 5
Marcellus Roberts Everett Pinder
Broker Sales Associate
Treasure Cay Properties Offered by Treasure Cay Specialists
For details and pictures visit our web page at http://www.treasurecayrealestate.com
Phone: (242) 365-8538 Phone/ Fax: (242) 365-8587
"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
1. CARLETON LANDING
Prestigious Canal Front Development offering
Carriage House units in blocks of four plus
individual cottages. Both offer docks/ boat
slips as well as golf cart or car garages.
Prices start at $680,000 + 14%
2. NEW LUXURY WATERFRONT CONDOS
"PINEAPPLE POINT RESORT" Luxury
gated community Treasure Cay's newest
waterfront development. 2 bed/ 2 bath
and 3 bed/ 3 bath condos with availability
of private boat slips. Pre-construction price
starting at $529,000 net (plus closing
costs). MUST SEE! Great investment oppor-
tunity and a great location in Treasure Cay!
3. THE COTTAGES
Now the newest oceanfront development
on Treasure Cay beach comprising 10
individual luxury units
Starting at $595,000 + 12% closing
4. BAHAMA BEACH CLUB
Luxury condominium project on Treasure
Cay Beach. 3 bed / 3 bath / Den / Lanai / on-
site pool and many other features
Starting at $907,500 Plus 14% closing
5. ROYAL POINCIANA TOWNHOUSES
On-site pool and tennis, newly completed
luxury townhouse units directly on
Treaure Cay each totalling 3 bed/4 1/2
baths plus loft bedroom/den
Ground floor garage, 2 bed/ 2 bath with
ocean front patio
First floor open concept living / dining/
kitchen plus master bedroom suite, all
ocean views with patio/ balcony
Loft bedroom/ den with ocean view
MLS $2,075,000 + 7.5% Closing
6. PALM BAY DEVELOPMENT Unit #3
4 bed/ 31 bath fully furnished Town
House with garage and boat slip with 20'
beam. Located at Palm Bay Development
2,000 +/- sq. ft. $907,500 EXC
Anchorage Estates Multi-family Lots 128'
water front, 22,448 sq. ft. Good investment
Price $474,000 EXC
"Palm Bay" Unit #5 Waterfront Townhouse
unit fully furnished. Lower/entry level
2 bed/ 1 bath with garage. Upper level
master bed with ensuite bath/living/din-
ing/kitchen/lanai. Unit has own dock,
extras GEO tracker & golf cart, 25' Caro-
lina skiff, 250 HP Evinrude engine
$1,350,000 + 7.5%
STORAGE / GARAGE UNIT, 21' 6" deep, 11'
8" wide. Listed for a quick sale at the low
price of $29,750.00 EXC
MARINA VIEW VILLA
Recently completed delightful villa with great
marina view and access. Modern 2 bed/ 2
bath CBS fully furnished home, 1020 sq.
ft. plus porches and garden area. Must see to
appreciate. FGS $479,000 EXC
Unit #4 Upstairs 3 bed/2bath fully furnished,
direct beach access. Good rental investment
EXC. $514,250 FGS
Townhouse condos with on- site tennis, heated
pool, office, laundry
Marina view, 2 bed/ 1 1/2 bath, fully furnished,
never rented, extra features.
MUST SEE FGS $295,000
Marina view, 2 bed/ 2 bath and unit fully
furnished- storm shutters- good rental
potential $271,500 + 7.5% closing
Marina view, 2 bed/ 1 1/2 bath fully, furnished
including garage plus vehicle. Good rental
potential. EXC $300,000 FGS
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
BAHAMA BEACH CLUB
Resale condos available in first completed project.
Ready to go. Both units never rented but definite
potential. MUST SEE PROPERTIES.
Downstairs unit 3 bed / 2 bath with den/
optional 4th bed. Completely and tastefully
furnished with many extra features including
garage and Ford Taurus $785,000 + 14%
Canal front condo with on-site pool. Bldg 4.
downstairs, 2 bed, 2 bath, totally redone, 12'
wide slip. $459,675.00 + 7.5% closing EXC
"Dolphin House" comfortable, well designed,
fully furnished CBS home has 2 bed / 2 baths
with alrge kitchen/ living/ dining facing the
deep water canal. $895,000 + 7.5%
Bldg. #2, 2 bed/ 2 bath uppper unit with boat
slip and golf cart garage. Never rented, in
excellent condition. $475,565 EXC
OCEAN VILLA SUBDIVISION
Second row beach with direct ocean access.
Great view. 2 bed / 2 bath, many special
features. MUST SEE EXC. $460,000 FGS
GALLEON BAY ESTATES
"Fish Tales" unique canal front 3 bed / 3 bath
home on 2 full lots, 180' waterfront with 118'
serviced dock, deep water, great for larger
boat. MUST SEE! MLS$1,725,000 + 7.5%
LEEWARD BEACH ESTATES
"Trident"/"Turquoise Seas" You cannot be more
"on the beach" than in this special home.
Offering 3 bed / 3 1/2 bath in the main house
with detached garage / bed / bath / attic plus
storage. Vast deck oceanside with widow's
walk. WOW! MLS $1,999,000 + 7.5% closing
"Cross Winds" Split level CBS home extra large
lot across from 2 beach greenways. Private.
Master bed/ bath suite upstairs. Lower level 2
bed / 2 bath, cozy living room/ kitchen/
dining/ utility. Apartment annex 1bed/ 1
bed, living kitchen, enclosed patio. Plus! Plus!
Plus! MLS $755,000 + 7.5% closing
WINDWARD BEACH ESTATES
"Dream Point" Special CBS split level home
located on a corner lot near "The Point" with
two choices of direct beach access. Upper
level has master bedroom with ensuite bath
plus two guest bedrooms and bath. On the
split level there is the main entry into a large
open living/dining area, modern well
equipped kitchen. All rooms open onto a
wrap-around partially covered deck overlook
ing the garden. Ground level has an extra
large garage/ workshop with lots of storage.
EXC. $996,300 FGS
POTENTIAL DEVELOPMENT PROPERTY
6.667 acres on the highway between Treasure
Cay Resort and Treasure Cay airport. Running
from highway north to the sea of Abaco. 180'
on water front and 165' roadside, 1500' road
to water. Prime property that can be subdivid
ed, commercial and housing/condos or
subdivided into lots, commercial and resident
tial $833,375 FGS, EXC
VACANT LOTS AVAILABLE
Ocean front properties
Casuarina Beach/Ocean Blvd.
Sand Piper Beach
Sunrise Point Beginning at $1,250,000 FGS
Canal Front Beginning at $350,000 FGS
Rock Point Waterfront, bulkheaded
Beginning at $430,000 FGS
Golf Course / Interior
Beginning at $60,000 FGS
EXC Exclusive listing
FGS Full gross or all-inclusive price
MLS Multiple Listing, list price plus buyer's closing
Treasure Cay has one of the world's best Beaches, Golf Course, Tennis, full service Marina, just naming a few amenities.
Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information
We not only sell here, we live here and love it.
Mailing address: P.O. Box AB22183, Treasure Cay, Abaco, Bahamas E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Page 6 Section B The Abaconian February 1, 2010
By Larry Smith
Within sight of the smokestacks rising
from BEC's heavy fuel oil power plant un-
der construction at Wilson City just across
the Bight of Old Robinson lies a solar-pow-
ered community of some 40 homes encircl-
ing a picturesque cove.
This unique settlement was founded by
a Canadian art professor named Randolph
Johnston, who sailed his family to The Ba-
hamas in 1952 and initially housed them in
a cave like a modern-day William Sayle,
(who sought refuge in Preacher's Cave on
North Eleuthera more than three centuries
Johnston set himself up as a charter cap-
tain and sculptor, becoming a local celebri-
ty within a few years. His bronze statue of
a Bahamian woman was installed on Prince
George Wharf in 1975, while his autobiog-
raphy, Artist on his Island, was published
the following year.
When it was virtually worthless, John-
ston acquired land at Little Harbour and
over time sold bits and pieces to other
vagabonds from varied backgrounds, cre-
ating the eclectic community that exists to-
day anchored around Pete's Pub, a famous
watering hole run by the sculptor's son.
Little Harbour is now an attraction in its
own right drawing some 30,000 visitors
Among the homeowners are artists, doc-
tors, lawyers, engineers, airline pilots and
boat bums. One of the more recent settlers
is Gordon Pierce, whose Cape Cod-based
firm builds high-tech tennis courts and run-
ning tracks in Massachusetts. His comfort-
able 2,200 square foot home sits on a hill
overlooking Little Harbour and like all
the houses here it's powered entirely by
"We collect rainwater, use energy-effi-
cient appliances, compact fluorescent light
bulbs and have an insulated roof, he told
me last week. "And we've had as many as
11 people living here with no problem at
all. We have everything except air condi-
tioning. We just use them more carefully."
Pierce has 16 190-watt photovoltaic pan-
els installed on a wooden frame in his front
yard. They supply power to 16 standard
6-volt golf cart batteries. Inverters convert
the power from the batteries to household
current, and everything is metered to mon-
itor usage. A 10-hp diesel generator kicks
in if the batteries get too low, but Pearce
says that rarely if ever happens. The whole
system cost $35,000.
Expensive, you say? Well, right next
door to Pierce live Bob and Allison Ball -
two globetrotting hydrographic surveyors
who arrived in 1992 and live here year-
round. Their bungalow is powered by five
panels and six batteries, with no genera-
tor. The batteries have a 12-year life span
while the panels will last for 25 years. And
their system cost less than $10,000.
"The batteries are the only thing that
need a little maintenance," Allison told
me. "But we went through Hurricanes
Frances and Jean and never lost power."
All of the homeowners at Little Harbour
- which has no government services are
concerned about the $105 million power
plant that BEC is building just across the
water at Wilson City. Mostly, they are
upset at the prospect that the plant was to
have been the first on any Out Island to use
heavy fuel oil the most polluting of all
Heavy fuel oil (also known as bunker
C) is the carcinogenic residue that is left
after crude oil has been refined into lighter
products like gasoline or diesel. And it is a
fact that HFO-based power plants produce
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re dangerous smokestack residents that plans for the Wilson City
11 as vast quantities of oily plant were generic and offered no details
ire off-site disposal or in- on pollution controls, biological impacts
or measures to deal with catastrophic spills
es of managing waste oil from fuel tankers navigating the shallow
sk of leaks and spills and waters near the Bight of Old Robinson.
-anup. In fact, the environ- In addition to these hazards, fuel handling
health risks of HFO-based and equipment maintenance costs were
ve made them prohibitively said to be higher in HFO-based plants.
veloped countries. But the The BEC plant which will be opera-
I by some utilities in less tional by June lies some 14 miles south
tries like BEC's Clifton of Marsh Harbour, five miles east of the
- because its initial cost is Abaco Highway and about two miles from
sel. the coastal ruins of Wilson City, the fabu-
burn heavy fuel oil at Wil- lous lumber town that operated for about
tracted much criticism on 10 years in the early 1900s. The BEC site
timulated the formation of consists of a 25-acre fenced clearing, with
roup called Abaco Cares., another 75 acres of forested land assigned
public meeting on January for future expansion. And the southeastern
Arbour to draw attention corner of the cleared site is less than 2100
environmental impacts of feet from unspoiled tidal mangroves.
plant. Led by Pastor Clint Access to the plant is via the old tram-
rates a fly fishing business way that once hauled logs to the Wilson
y, the group invited local City sawmill. This has been widened from
to talk about the potential the highway to the plant for vehicles and
er C fuel. transmission lines, but before the road gets
n, a senior vice president to Wilson City proper, it cuts to the right,
February 1, 2010
The Abaconian Section B Page 7
No Bunker C will be burned at Wilson City
Tough Call From Page 6
crossing over to the Bight of Old Robinson
where a terminal will be built for tankers to
offload fuel via a submarine pipeline. BEC
plans to bury a 12-inch pipeline under the
road to pump fuel from the terminal to the
Unfortunately, the entire coastline
around Wilson City is a relatively un-
touched wilderness of mangroves, tidal
creeks and shallow bights, all connected by
a network of blue holes. In fact, the area is
so ecologically sensitive that the Bahamas
National Trust and Abaco Friends of the
Environment want to have it designated as
a national park.
"The East Abaco Creeks park proposal
is essential to sustainable development
on this island," said Kristin Williams of
Friends. "This area has the highest density
of blue holes anywhere except for Andros
and the creeks provide important nursery
habitat. The health of these wetlands is vi-
tal to the entire marine ecosystem."
Sam Duncombe of the Nassau activist
group, ReEarth, focused on the other is-
sue that has spurred many Abaconians to
criticise the Wilson City plant the lack of
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Diesel is scheduled for BEC plant
intentions to monitor this." a joint monitoring committee that would works, but as we all know, the wheels of
rom Page 7 In fact, BEC paid scant attention to such check pollution levels at the site and ensure government grind slowly.
ultation. She said it was "unac- matters until the mid 1990s when it belat- a proper response when necessary. But What do you think? Send comments to
or local communities to be kept edly introduced an environmental man- BNT chief Eric Carey told me he has not email@example.com
about such projects. "There agement policy. And independent audits seen the plant's environmental management Or visit www.bahamapundit.com
should have been full disclosure, and we
need to demand laws that guarantee public
In the past BEC has dismissed such
statements as "erroneous and irresponsi-
ble," but Pastor Kemp pointed to repeated
requests for public meetings on the Wilson
City project from as early as November
2008. It was almost a year before BEC re-
sponded to criticism by holding a standing
room-only town meeting in Marsh Har-
bour. And the EIA for the project was not
released until last November months after
construction had begun.
There is great skepticism among en-
vironmentalists about BECs claims that
it will install and monitor pollution con-
trols at the plant: "We are not confident
that they will do anything they say they
will do," Pastor Kemp said. "No one will
monitor anything, and there will be no con-
sequences for anyone at BEC when they
screw up. I don't trust government's best
of that policy have documented chronic
failures over the years. For example, the
discharge of oily water into the ground for
years at Clifton created a huge hydrocar-
bon plume in the freshwater lens as well as
discharges into the sea from caves below
the cliffs. More than a million gallons of
oil was recovered from these caves in re-
cent times, at great cost to BEC.
According to the Wilson City EIA,
"Clifton has suffered significant impacts
requiring ongoing assessment and correc-
tive action. Poor handling of materials at
Clifton and Marsh Harbour has required
the need for extensive ground clean-up
and plant upgrading to remedy historical
oil pollution problems." And added to this
history of incompetence is the risk of a
shipping disaster in pristine waters, which
is not as rare as you might think.
There is talk of an informal agreement
between BEC and the Bahamas National
Trust/Friends of the Environment to set up
plan and does not know if one exists.
Pastor Clint Kemp commented, "I don't
believe there would have been any chance
for the fuel to be changed if we had not
raised our voices," he added. "I hope that
Abaco becomes a centre of environmental
activism to call government to account.
Wilson City is just one item on the list. We
need everyone to join in so there is a bigger
voice. We all have to become evangelists."
Meanwhile, the venerable 25.6 mega-
watt plant at Marsh Harbour is barely
keeping up with the demand from Abaco's
15,000 residents, 1500 second homeowners
and 100,000 visitors. They suffer through
endless outages and load shedding, some of
which are reportedly due to poor mainte-
nance and others to lack of fuel.
Sam Duncombe expressed the view of
many at last week's meeting. "The gov-
ernment needs to stop fossil fuel projects,
launch a national energy conservation pro-
gramme, change the law and pursue re-
newable energy projects."
All these initiatives are currently in the
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Abaco records first traffic fatality
By Canishka Alexander Restaurant when the tire burst. He said the at the time. Recycle
Hank Williams and two others were vehicle ran straight into a low boy trailer The EMS team quickly arrived on the Aluminum Cans
traveling south on Forest Drive in Dundas that was parked on the side of the road. scene and Williams was rushed to the
Town when one of the vehicle's tires had The eyewitness said that Williams and Marsh Harbour Government Clinic where Bin located next
a blow out. his basketball teammates were traveling his wife, Nurse Trineka Williams, was on to Every Child Counts
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The Abaconian Section B Page 9
Central Abaco News
classes began in January
By Canishka Alexander
The Administrator's office offered Cre-
ole and Spanish classes in January to in-
terested persons in the community. The
cost was $125 for each 10-week course,
and courses were offered on various days
throughout the week.
J.S. Joseph's School of Creole initially
began offering Creole classes at Abaco
Central High School on January 18. Ac-
cording to Rev. Jean Seme Joseph, the
Creole instructor, the objective of the
course is to help the Bahamian community
to interact more with the Haitian culture by
learning the language.
Rev. Joseph assured the class that it is
quite possible to learn Creole within three
months' time. The first part of the course
focused on the Creole alphabet, diction,
the use of syllables to compose words,
vocabulary and Creole expressions. The
second section was geared toward the for-
mulation of sentences and analyzing the
similarities and differences between Eng-
lish and French words. The final portion
of the class covered extensive conversation
in Creole, an analysis of text and photos in
Haitian culture, and the reading of Biblical
scriptures and songs in Creole.
As for the Spanish course, Eva Adder-
ley, was the instructor. The first conver-
sational Spanish course began on January
19 and also took place at Abaco Central
High School. Mrs. Adderley taught the
Spanish alphabet and introduced Spanish
phrases during the first class. The Creole
and Spanish courses both addressed termi-
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Monitors Abaco Prices
By Samantha V. Evans
The Ministry of Labour and Social De-
velopment Consumer Welfare Unit located
in Dove Plaza has been on Abaco since
2007 but moved into this office in Feb-
ruary of 2009. Consumer rights and pro-
tection could both be linked to consumer
welfare which is a form of the government
regulations that protects the interest of con-
sumers of the Bahamas.
This department engages in policies such
as consumer protection and complaints, in-
vestigates unsafe consumer products, pro-
vides accessible information educati on and
advises both the suppliers and consumers.
There is a price control and rent services
section in this office. The staff constantly
monitors gas and diesel pumps at the ser-
vice stations. Presently, there are three in-
spectors who are responsible for the entire
Since this office has been open, it has
had some rent control challenges but gro-
cers have been very standard in the pric-
ing of goods. When the staff goes out on
inspections at stores, the officers look for
damaged, expired, double priced and over-
priced items. They inform the owner if
any are discovered. Businesses are being
advised that all amendments to prices come
from Nassau on a weekly and sometimes
daily basis so they are being encouraged to
purchase copies of them from the admin-
istrator's office for $3. The phone contact
for this office is 367-5072 and the fax num-
ber is 367-5074. The office is open from
Monday-Friday 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Murphy Town holds
crime watch meeting
By Mirella Santillo
Members of the Murphy Town Crime
Watch Committee, founded in October
last year on the recommendation of Police
Supt. Sean Norville Smith, convened on
the evening of January 18th for the first
meeting of 2010. The crime watch com-
mittee's intents are to make the residents
feel more secure and to insure that Murphy
Town remains a safe, peaceful settlement.
The members are planning two walk-
abouts in the settlement and the extended
areas of Great Cistern and Bahamas Coral
Island to inform the residents of their in-
tentions and distribute material provided
by the police.
Sgt. Metelus, the committee president,
requested booklets from the police, a street
map of the areas to be covered and statis-
tics related to crime in the areas.
Supt. Smith proposed to have a fund
raising event to obtain money to buy badg-
es, signs for the cars, radios, search lights
and gas. He promised the support of sev-
eral police officers to accompany the crime
watch committee members in the door- to-
door walks through town.
According to the police, most crimes in
Murphy Town consist of house and shop
break-ind. A committee member asked to
also address the problem of loitering, loud
music and motorcycles going through town
at all times of the night, disturbing the peace.
Housing official upset
over illegal dumping
By Canishka Alexander
Kevin McIntosh of the Department of
Housing was upset when he stumbled upon
an illegal dumping site that has been creat-
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February 1, 2010
Infrastructure Projects for Abaco Past, Present and Future
By Timothy Roberts
The Hon. Neko Grant, Minister of
Public Works, took some time to high-
light some past and future infrastructure
improvements for Abaco. He spoke of
the $2.2 million runway and lighting proj-
ect at Marsh Harbour International Air-
port which was awarded to Bahamas Hot
Mix, along with an additional $566,000
to complete the runway and taxiway light-
ing which is expected to be completed by
the first quarter of this year. He revealed
that preliminary designs are in for a new
The Minister of
ects on Abaco.
Works, the Hon. Neko
the infrasturcture proj-
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terminal at the Marsh Harbour airport that
he hopes will begin construction before the
end of this year.
He said that in May 2009 a contract was
signed with Bahamas Hot Mix for the reha-
bilitation and paving of North Abaco settle-
ment roads and portions of the main high-
way totaling $3,667,040. Government also
signed contracts with Robert Edgecombe
for the reconstruction of Cornish Avenue
worth $81,600 and various contractors
for the construction of sidewalks in North
Abaco totaling $330,930 all of which are
completed or nearing completion.
Mr. Grant revealed that they are reviv-
ing the project for the replacement of the
Little Abaco causeway with a bridge, and
are in the process of putting out a request
for proposals for the design of the bridge
and approach road.
The Little Abaco causeway was built in
the 1960s and connected Little Abaco to
Great Abaco. However, the road effectively
cut off the migration route for marine life
to the south side of the islands which have
shallow waters and vast mangroves ideal for
spawning marine life. It also cut off access
for small boat traffic through the channel.
In 2002 a design and proposal was
submitted for the building of a bridge to
replace the causeway. However, the de-
sign had several flaws such as insufficient
opening for tidal flow passage, a span
that would not accommodate all boats that
would typically use the passage and an im-
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He said even though a new port was
opened in Marsh Harbour in 2003, the
government recognizes the need for a new
port with marina facilities as a key element
in "providing an economic stimulus" for
North Abaco. The present port is becom-
ing increasingly overcrowded and the new
port will benefit development "from Trea-
sure Cay to Little Abaco" while helping to
reduce congestion in Marsh Harbour.
The government, in order to facilitate
this new port, has identified a site for it and
has already commissioned an Environmen-
tal Impact Assessment for the area and en-
tered into an agreement with Cox & SHAL
(a joint venture between George V. Cox
& Company and SHAL Consulting Engi-
neers of Toronto, Canada, which provides
specialist technical services in planning,
project management and design of marine
structures for ports and marinas) to carry
out a feasibility study to evaluate the tech-
nical and economic viability of a new port
in North Abaco.
The government is presently evaluating
bids that have been tendered for the con-
struction of a new 48,000 square foot gov-
ernment administration building in Marsh
Harbour which will be funded by the Na-
tional Insurance Board and is expected to
begin construction in the first quarter of
Mr. Grant noted the work that had been
done on repairing and stabilizing the dune in
White Sound, Elbow Cay, that was washed
out by Hurricane Floyd and then further
damaged by Hurricanes Frances and Jean a
few years later, congratulating the residents
and council for their initiatives. He said that
the previously proposed design for the dune
by W. F. Baird & Associates for $1.2 mil-
lion that was issued in 2005 is being actively
considered at this time.
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More Central Abaco News
Central From Page 10
ed in the heart of Central Pines Estates Phase
II. While illegal dumping is not anything new
to the community, people have seemingly be-
come bolder when disposing of their trash.
Mr. McIntosh said during one of his rou-
tine patrols of the area, he came across the
disgraceful sight of trash thrown throughout
the bushes and even on the road. Bags of
trash, Christmas decorations, food items, a
stove, water heater and countless household
items were everywhere. He said it is hard to
believe how quickly the area was filled with
trash since the last time he visited it.
He reminded Abaco residents that Central
Pines Phase II is designated as a residential
area. Those who are responsible for such ac-
tions need to take their trash to the landfill
and dump site at Snake Cay or pay someone
to take their trash to the site for them.
Worried that the piles of trash will only
serve to devalue the property, he said the
area will have to be cleaned and restored to
Presentation is made on
new business opportunity
By Mirella Santillo
On January 23rd the Church of God of
Prophecy in Dundas Town rapidly filled to
capacity, mostly by women who had come
to a presentation on Ardyss International,
a work-from-home business opportunity.
The presenter, Paulette Zonicle, traveled
from Nassau and was assisted by Anastasia
Lewis from Freeport.
The presentation was aimed at introduc-
ing a line of products offered by the compa-
ny, an undergarment body-shaping line, a
skin care line and a nutritional supplement
line as well as recruiting possible associ-
ates to distribute the products on Abaco.
Mrs. Zo nicle, President of the com-
pany recently introduced in The Bahamas,
outlined the advantages one could benefit
from when joining the company. She de-
scribed the various levels one can reach
not only by selling the products but also by
enrolling more people to join.
The presentation ended with an invita-
tion to people to join by investing an initial
sum of $450, an invitation accepted by a
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have graduated their first group of college
students. On January 23rd orientation was
held at Abaco Central High School for re-
turning and new students. Present for this
event was Mrs. Sharon Rolle, Coordinator
of the Extended Learning Program who ad-
dressed them. Classes are scheduled to be-
gin on January 30th at Abaco Central High
School. In spite of the recession, all of
the students who applied were present and
ready to take on another very intense se-
mester. The students from the second group
plan to work hard so that they can gradu-
ate within the next year. After meeting with
the students in Central Abaco, Mrs. Rolle
visited north Abaco to speak with the resi-
dents there who are interested in programs
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February 1, 2010
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Community meeting discusses new power plant
There was yet another Wilson City pow-
er plant meeting staged on January 20, this
time with Clint Kemp, president of Abaco
Cares, at the helm. The location of the
plant was addressed, but the main focus of
the meeting was on the type of fuel being
Katie Feeney of the Clean Air Council
stated frankly that there are better, cleaner
and more cost-effective energy sources
than Bunker C that can be used at the plant
like renewables or diesel. She pointed out
that no emission controls are being planned
for the power plant which would assist in
improving air quality and protect residents
from harmful emissions. To add weight
to Feeney's mention of renewables as an
alternative source, Graham Siener of the
Cape Eleuthera Institute said they have 10
years of experience with the use of renew-
During his slide presentation, Siener
pointed out how the campus buildings were
constructed to keep the interior cooler even
through the summer months; the use of so-
lar panels was prominent; and they have
converted cooking oil into biodiesel for
their vehicles to use.
Brad Venman, senior vice president and
toxicologist at NTH consultants, and Jeff
Jaros, vice president of the Air Quality
Leader Group at NTH, carried out an anal-
ysis based on information received from
MAN Diesel, the German company sup-
plying the generators for the Wilson City
plant, to assess the cost and impact on air
and water quality in relation to Bunker C.
A community meeting was held on January 20 to educate the audience on the serious
polluting that would result from burning bunker C in the new power plant under construc-
tion at Wilson City. The presenters are shown above: Jeff Jaros and Brad Venman of the
NTH Consultants; Kristin Williams of Friends of the Environment; Katie Feeney of Clean
Air Council; Sam Duncombe of reEarth; Clint Kemp, President of Abaco CARES; and
Graham Siener of the Cape Eleuthera Institute.
Their findings were not favourable.
Perhaps Sam Duncombe of reEarth was
most disturbed among the experts that eve-
ning. She is disappointed with the govern-
ment for not consulting with the Bahamian
people about the Wilson City power plant
from the beginning. She finds it unbeliev-
able that our government was among many
By Samantha V. Evans
Late in 2009 Leeland Russell was trans-
ferred to Abaco to be the officer in charge
of the Port Department. Mr. Russell has
been a police officer for the past 35 years
and when he left the police force to begin
this position, he was a superintendent. He
has had a great career on the police force
and has worked with a number of persons
who taught him a lot of great things.
When Mr. Russell came to Abaco for
this new posting, he had a lot of plans for
the port and believes that his background
in policing will help him a great deal. The
port is not functioning as it should so he
will work towards ensuring that it operates
at its fullest potential.
The first major repairs will be adding
adequate lighting to the perimeter, fixing
the fencing and securing the gates. Secu-
rity at the port after hours will be strength-
ened. He stated that the boats that once
loaded in the night now have to do so in
the day so port officials can know what
is being loaded and leaving the country.
He has plans to bring the employees up
to global standards. He stated that this is
nations meeting last year on the issue of
climate change, yet government is not in-
corporating cleaner fuels or considering
renewable energy for Abaco because of
the costs associated.
According to Ms. Duncombe, The Ba-
hamas is addicted to fossil fuels.
extremely important because it would be
a security risk if boats leave this port and
proper security measures have not been
He looks forward to the day that the port
will be expanded to utilize the area where
the Ministry of Works once occupied. He
stated that he is not sure when that will
happen but when it does, he assumes that
it will be used for storage. He added that
they have already outgrown the port as it
is now. Presently five freight boats com-
ing from Florida use this port weekly, and
they have to maneuver around each other
to allow all to off load and receive cargo.
Mr. Russell is happy with the support
he has gotten from his staff since he came
to the island. He believes in communicat-
ing concerns and brainstorming solutions
with his staff. He welcomes their sugges-
tions and input as well as their solutions.
He is serious about his assignment and
plans to execute his mandate effectively
and efficiently and hopes that he will con-
tinue to have the support of those who uti-
lize the port.
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The Abaconian Section B Page 13
Yacht club holds been made while visiting Abaco. Rotary Club of Abaco hardware stores and to target vehicles with
The RMHYC, with a membership of buckets at the airport round- about and at
Chili Cook-off over 1500 from a variety of countries, but Collects for Haiti the traffic light with its Highway Robbery
By Timothy Roberts mainly from the United States and Canada, By Mirella Santillo program. The goal for the week long effort
The Royal Marsh Harbour Yacht Club brings a significant number of "cruisers" to As soon as the news of the devastating was to collect $10,000 which would allow
(RMHYC) held its annual Chili Cook-off Abaco year round, but predominantly be- earth quake that shook Haiti on January 12th the Rotary Club of Abaco to purchase 12
at Abaco Beach Resort on January 12 to tween the months of November and March. became public, local non- profit organiza- shelter boxes. The bell ringing was initiated
kick off its first monthly social gathering The club's next event, the Commo- tions such as the Red Cross and the Rotary on January 18th and the Highway Robbery
of the year. dore's Ball, is being held on February 19 Club immediately mobilized forces to orga- program was conducted on January 22-23.
Rear Commodore Ray Vallerie won and will be followed on March 16 with a nize island-wide fund raising campaigns. The fund raising became a community
Best Medium Chili and also took home Western Hoedown. The Rotary Club's Disaster Prepared- effort. Rotarians and non-club members
the top honors for his recipe. Other win- ness Committee, headed by Peter Brad- stood in front of the Neem Shop and at the
ners were Fred Reed ley, held an emergency meeting on Janu- traffic light. The Interact Clubs also par-
for Best Mild Chili, r ed ary 16th to devise fund raising means and ticipated in the fund raising efforts. The St
Past Commodore Dave discussed how the funds would be used. It Francis de Sales Interact Club organized a
Bluto for the Best Hot was decided the club would purchase shel- bake sale and Forest Heights Interact Club
Chili and Rear Comn- ^ ter boxes, 200 of which were already on also baked sweets and held a raffle. Their
modore David Bauereis -- their way to Haiti from a club in London. goal is to collect $800 to buy an additional
for Best Unusual Chili. : The versatile shelter boxes which cost $800 shelter box.
Judging the cook- each, contain a ten-people tent, sleeping The response was overwhelming with
off, the men with "Iron mats, thermal blankets, water purification people not hesitating to put $50 or even
Stomachs," were Peter tablets, collapsible water carriers, trench- $100 in the buckets on several occasions.
Sweeting and Andrew ing shovel, rope, tools and eating utensils Drivers honked their horns in support and
Sweeting, part owners I and can be used as a water tank, a cot or a some Haitians went out of their way to
of Abaco Beach Re- table when emptied. thank the bell ringers.
sort, as well as Chris The Rotary members immediately start-
Higgs, Dock Master at ed bell ringing in front of food stores and Clubs Page 15
Boat Harbour, and Milt
Sales, member of RM- l-
HYC and Head Judge.
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February 1, 2010
More Club News
Clubs From Page 14
Two local club members individually do-
nated money to purchase two boxes and a
second homeowner couple from Treasure
Cay, Mr. and Mrs. Gray, made a donation
for a shelter box. At the January 26th Rota-
ry meeting, it was announced that altogeth-
er, enough money had been collected to buy
11 boxes. It seems that the goal of raising
$10,000 was very close to be accomplished
as more donations keep coming in.
Rainbow Pilot Club Forms
with new President
By Samantha V. Evans
Charlamae Fernander has been elected
as the president of the newly formed Rain-
bow Pilot Club of Abaco. Ms. Fernander
comes from a family of Pilots and recalls
attending conventions with her mom. Her
interest in becoming a Pilot did not develop
until December 1996 when she became a
first time member and the president of the
new club at the same time. In 1998 the club
was chartered at which time many dignitar-
ies from the Bahamas and Pilot Club Inter-
Under the motto Friendship and Ser-
vice, the club engaged in numerous proj-
ects and raised money to assist families of
disabled children. They plan to do a flea
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Central Club was formed, the Pilot Club of
South Abaco was formed.
This new Rainbow Pilot Club is the
joining of these two clubs and includes new
members who will be installed on Febru-
ary 12th. This club is made up of persons
from all sectors: lawyers, civil servants
and business people.
A share, or meet and greet, meeting
was held in December at which time in-
terested persons signed up. Today the club
has many male members, two of whom are
a part of the executive team of the club.
The executives of the new Rainbow Club
are president elect Paul Pinder, secretary
Sindy Charles and Treasurer Cecil Simon.
The first meeting of this new club was held
on October 21st of last year.
The Abaco Club plans to initiate a proj-
ect monthly. In fact, each member was
asked to bring a project that interests them
to keep the club vibrant. Some of the proj-
ects they have planned for this year include
a free fair during the month of January,
continuing meals on wheels, assisting par-
ents of disabled children by giving them a
free day of pampering, and making a dona-
tion to Every Child Counts.
The Pilot Club meets monthly on the
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hour they handle club business and for the
last 30 minutes, they learn from the guest
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Ms. Fernander is a stickler for time and
will ensure that meetings are effective and
honor the time set. Interested persons are
welcomed at their monthly meetings.
Garden club members learn
By Mirella Santillo
The first meeting of the year of Abaco's
branch of the Bahamas Horticultural Soci-
ety was held on January 9th at the home of
the Society's President, Shirley Higgs for
a presentation on bromeliads. The present-
er, Beryl Sheasby from Nassau, brought
with her a large collection of mature plants
and "pups" for sale.
Mrs. Sheasby, a member of the Baha-
mas Horticultural Society in Nassau since
1983, became a bromeliad collector after
winning a plant at one of the Society's
raffles. She gave a brief history on how
bromeliads, which are almost all native to
the Americas, became popular starting at
the time of Colombus, who took the pine-
apple back to Europe upon returning from
his second voyage.
Mrs. Sheasby went over a few of the
most collected species describing their
particularities and outlining the way they
can be used in decorating or landscaping.
Her presentation was supported by colored
photographed. She concluded her presen-
tation with tips on potting, watering and
On another gardening note, it is to be
mentioned that the winners of the Best
Kept Yard Competition were presented
with their prizes at the Christmas Festival
in Marsh Harbour. The first prize winner,
Rhonda Hull received a check for $350,
compliments of the Marsh Harbour Town
Committee. The second prize for $250,
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Troy Cornea. Michael Johnson, who came
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The Abaconian Section B Page 15
Fox Town School's
By Jennifer Hudson
The Fox Town Primary School is one
of five schools in The Bahamas which has
been selected to participate in an experi-
mental programme sponsored by the Inter-
national Development Bank. Austin Mills,
Principal of the school, stated, "The idea is
to work towards schools becoming all in-
clusive so that teachers will be able to deal
with students with learning difficulties in
their own school instead of having to send
them to special schools."
At the beginning of the school year two
specialist teachers from the Special Servic-
es Division of the Ministry of Education
in Nassau went to the Fox Town school
to test students in Grades 1 and 2 to as-
certain any students having difficulty with
learning. Then recently two persons from
Ministry Headquarters in Nassau came to
teach staff how to identify and deal with
such students. The teachers are now work-
ing with students with learning difficulties
on an individual basis.
"We are already seeing results," stated
Mr. Mills. "A student in grade one who
was progressing very slowly has made re-
markable improvement since last term."
The training of the teachers will be on-
going and the trainers are expected back
on Abaco soon.
St. Francis donates to
Haiti Relief Funds
By Samantha V. Evans
When the massive earthquake rocked
Haiti a couple of weeks ago, it moved
many to action. At St. Francis de Sales
School the teachers and students raised
funds to donate to the relief fund of the De-
partment of Education so that one donation
could be given to the Red Cross on behalf
of the schools. Principal Kumar stated that
they also held a PE T-shirt and jeans day
on January 22nd to raise funds to donate
to the Catholic Arch Diocesan Haiti Relief
Fund. As usual, the students did their part
to help the school's efforts.
The Interact Club is active
in service projects
By Samantha V. Evans
The Interact Club at St. Francis de Sales
is very active and so far this school year
the 17 members have taken part in many
service projects. They took part in the
clean up at the airport road-about and will
be assisting with paving the holes on the
road near Every Child Counts. On January
23rd they held a cake sale at Save-A-Lot
to raise funds for the relief fund for Haiti.
Thanks to the support and dedication of
Rotarians Jo-ann Bradley and George Riv-
iere, the students are ready to live up to the
Interact goal of being service-minded and
engaging in positive activities.
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By Samantha V. Evans
In November 2009 and January 2010
Read Bahamas donated four boxes of
books to Central Abaco Primary School.
This was not the first time the school re-
ceived such a generous donation from
Nancy McDonald and this organization
but she has placed this school on her list
of schools to assist with reading materials.
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School From Page 16
She hopes to spread the joy of reading to
every child in the Bahamas through her do-
nations. The books she has donated appeal
to all different level readers and included
poetry, fairy tales, Bible story books and
series books that students like.
Since the school's Reading Challenges
now require the students to read chap-
ter books, she donated some of those as
well which have been a great addition to
the school library. It is expected that with
these additional books the students will de-
velop a new love for reading and improve
their reading scores.
Girls Reading Challenge
For the fifth year in a row, the girls
of grades 4-6 of Central Abaco Primary
School will have an opportunity to im-
prove their reading and writing skills. The
month of February is set aside every year
for them to take part in the Girls Reading
Challenge. According to the coordina-
tor of the program, Samantha Evans, the
students look forward to these challenges
every year. Not only do they get a chance
to read exciting books and write their book
reports, but they receive great prizes pur-
chased by her and donated by businesses
within the community.
Students are engaged in critical and logi-
cal thinking and improve their comprehen-
sion skills. With the new rules being imple-
mented in September of last year, students
are now challenged to read chapter books.
The theme chosen for this challenge is He-
roes Teach Courage. The focus is to get
students thinking about those persons who
make a difference and the many ways they
teach them to be brave and remain strong.
School Health Program
By Samantha V. Evans
The Public Health system has consis-
tently visited government schools annu-
ally as a part of its school health program
and this January they began school visits.
Presently, the nurses attend to various
healthcare needs of the students at Central
Abaco Primary School and ensure that the
grade six students receive appropriate vac-
cination for graduation and entry into high
school. They screen all grade one students
by giving them eye and hearing exams
and general physical fitness checkups. As
a part of this program, they ensure that
students are in good health for school. If
their shots are not up to date, they admin-
ister them. Students who are diagnosed as
being sick are given medication along with
instructions. The healthcare team will visit
the school twice weekly or as deemed nec-
By Canishka Alexander
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school," the Department of Education, Ab-
aco District was pleased to present certifi-
cates on January 5 to 17 young people who
have decided to enter the teaching profes-
sion. Although the assignment comes as a
temporary job placement by the govern-
ment, they were encouraged to do their
District Superintendent Lenora Black
Please see School Page 18
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of primary schools throughout the island teacher assistants when the invitation was the opportunity as an investment, which
School From Page 17 over the next several months. Mrs. Black extended by the government. Based on the approximately 2,500 outstanding young
said the program is one of many spearhead- said that Ruthamae Rolle, principal of comments she overheard among the assis- Bahamians are currently benefitting from.
ed by the government to temporarily assist Moore's Island All-Age School, executed a tants, there is a definitely a deep passion to However, he readily admitted that Abaco
those who are among the unemployed. The similar program with two assistants there. serve God and The Bahamas. and The Bahamas will be richer because of
teacher assistants fall under the guidance of Mrs. Black was delighted to see the in- Three assistants reflected on their train- the meaningful contributions being made
the Ministry and are assigned to a number terested persons who had come forward as ing in the program and on how they could by each teacher assistant.
utilize the skills and knowledge they had Although the program comes to an end
A- acquired. Education officers Leslie Rolle, in June, Mr. Cooper told the assistants that
Si i!!! Ruth Smith, Sandy Edwards and Felame- they would have the satisfaction of know-
',n Jn ase Sawyer all assisted with the training ing that they have sown positive seeds into
S .. o program. The training addressed the public the lives of our children.
service and performance expectations and Agape Christian School
understanding the primary school child.
They learned the effectiveness of training Wins Grade 5 Spelling Bee
,in literacy and numeracy, which focuses on By Samantha V. Evans
understanding how children learn. Their It was a joyous day for Priscilla Bain of
training on classroom management intro- Agape Christian School as she reigned vic-
S duced alternative methods of discipline. torious as the winner of the grade 5 Spell-
Toward the end of the ceremony, Se- ing Bee held on January 15th at St. An-
SWnior Administrator Cephas Cooper gave drews Methodist Church in Dundas Town.
the charge to the assistants. He advised Twenty-three students participated and at
them to go into the classroom with open Please see School Page 20
minds and good work ethics. He described
A group of 17 teacher assistants received certificates for receiving training to assist in
schools with a shortage of fully trainedteachers. This is a temporary job that will end d S
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February 1, 2010 The Abaconian Section B Page 19
Commonwealth of The Bahamas
Island of New Providence
The Acquisition of Land Act (chapter 233)
Amended Declaration of Intended Acquisition
Whereas by Notice of Intended Acquisition dated 23rd day
of September A. D., 2008 and published in the Extraordinary
Gazette on the 29th day of September A.D., 2008, the Minis-
ter responsible for Acquisition & Disposition of Lands gave
notice of intention to acquire certain land for Public Purposes
namely for construction of a harbour, docking facilities, ma-
rina, access roads, hotel accommodation and other facilities
to promoting the tourist traffic of The Bahamas and for uses
And whereas pursuant to Section 42 (a) of the Interpreta-
tion and General Clauses Act where any written law con-
fers power upon any person to make, issue or approve
any proclamation, order, notice, declaration, instrument,
notification, licence, permit, register or list, such power
includes the power to amend such proclamation, order,
notice, declaration, instrument, notification. Licence,
permit, register or list.
Now Therefore Take Notice that:
The said Notice of Intended Acquisition is hereby
amended in the following manner:-
By deleting the Schedule and Survey Plan attached
Thereto and substituting there for the Schedule and
Survey Plan attached hereto.
Dated the 6th day of January A.D., 2010
Hubert A. Ingraham
Minister Responsible for The
Acquisition and Disposition of Lands
All that piece or parcel of land containing by admea-
surement forty-four acres and twenty-three hundredths
of an acre or thereabouts designated Tract A on a plan
Numbered 2057 Abaco on record in the Department of
Lands and Surveys and located at Conch Rock Creek
at the northern end of Abaco one of the Islands in the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas abutting and bounding
toward the north partly by sea and partly by the parcel of
land being a portion of the Crown Grant K-83 to Isaac
Turner towards the east by land granted to Joseph Saun-
ders B-131 toward the south by S. C. Bootle Highway
and towards the west by a track road leading from S.
C. Bootle Highway to the sea or however else the same
may Abut and Bound which said parcel of land is more
particularly delineated and shown bordered in pink on
the plan attached. (J. 18)
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the end of the day three students success-
fully took home the top three trophies.
The second place finisher was Shania
Roberts of Cyber Learning Center and
in third place was Destiny Seymour of
Central Abaco Primary School. Seven
males were a part of this competition and
did an excellent job. Mrs. Lenora Black
commended the parents of Anna Albury,
the blind student who has taken part in
the Spelling Bees since grade one. She
excelled in the competition up to round
ten. Mrs. Black added that in the absence
of her Braille teacher who had an acci-
dent in Canada, Anna's parents stepped
up and taught her class. All of the par-
ticipants received a certificate.
First place winner of the Grade 5 Spelling Bee was Priscilla
Bain, left, of Agape Christian School, SSinui,, Roberts, center,
of Cyber Learning came in second and Destiny Seymour of
Central Abaco Primary School came in third.
By Samantha V. Evans
On January 15th the 43rd An-
nual Catholic Arch Diocesan
Spelling Bee was held in Nassau
at which time students from all
Catholic schools in The Bahamas
competed. Out of the 43 partici-
pants Yelena Persaud, a grade
six student from St. Francis de
Sales School in Marsh Harbour.
brought the winning trophy home
to Abaco. As a result of this
win, she will represent the Arch
Diocese in the National Spell-
ing Bee Competition slated for
March 21st in Nassau. She will
once again participate in the Flor-
ida Knights of Columbus Spelling
Bee Competition later this year in
Florida. She won this competition
out of all of the American students
last year. St. Francis de Sales is
extremely proud of her parents
and coaches who all worked hard
to prepare her for the competition.
They are excited that there will
now be two Abaco students rep-
resented in the National Spelling
Bee. Jonnajah Bootle, the second
participant, did exceptionally well
in the competition placing 9th.
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February 1, 2010
North Abaco News
The Abaconian Section B Page 21
S.C. Bootle High recog-
nized high achievers
Recently, honour roll students were ac-
knowledged at S.C. Bootle High School
for their high academic marks. Many of
the students are committed to excelling in
their work and have walked this road to
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Lovely Reckley teaches shell craft e
Honour students are treated to lunch
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Pastor Roland McIntosh and his team gave the students of S. C. Bootle High School
words of encouragement. He promised a $500 prize for the student who achieved a
GPA of 3.90 or higher during the next term. This picture shows the honour students
being treated to lunch by the pastor.
Lovely Reckley is teaching a class in shelll craft in Cooper's Town to students and teach-
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By Canishka Alexander shell craft and take it to another level, Mrs.
Those who know Lovely Reckley know Reckley instructed teachers and students to
that she has a passion for God and a cre- bring their own sense of creativity to the
ative knack for making beautiful handmade classroom. The shell craft classes take
crafts. As of January 11, she is now shar- place every Monday. There are approxi-
ing her creativity and knowledge with staff
and students enrolled in a shell craft pro-
gram at S.C. Bootle High School.
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ioning remarkable crafts out of shells,
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fers to the beads and crystals as her mas-
terpiece. She even incorporates the use of
needle and thread in a technique called
machine embroidery that she learned while
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Handicraft Association, she is commit-
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February 1, 2010
February 1, 2010
Reporter's Notebook... Where is the love
By Navardo Saunders
Following the devastating earthquake
in Haiti, hundreds of Bahamians includ-
ing many here on Abaco have come to the
aid of the Haitian people, donating food,
clothes, money, water and so much more.
That is commendable.
But there are far too many who are in
a position to give who haven't. Many of
them are upset that Prime Minister Hu-
bert Ingraham has ordered the release of
about 120 Haitians from the detention cen-
ter in New Providence and has given them
temporary status for the next six months.
Many Bahamians took to the airwaves and
sharply criticized Mr. Ingraham's deci-
sion, some spewing hate toward Haitians
in the process.
Their comments prompted this response
from the nation's chief, "In this Christian
society of ours where most households
have televisions, everyone should be able
to see what is happening in Haiti. I can't
imagine hypocrites going to church on
Sunday morning and then saying on the ra-
dio, in the newspapers and in their hearts
that we are to detain and keep these people
and send them back to Haiti."
It got me thinking about the fact that the
southern Bahamas was under a tsunami
watch the same day as the earthquake in
Haiti. What if we had suffered a similar
fate? And some other country in a posi-
tion to help like America decided not to
allow Bahamians on vacation or who are
detained in the U.S for entering illegally
or overstaying their time to remain there
while the country recovers. That would
be cruel and inhuman. The international
community would come down hard on the
United States, which like The Bahamas,
boasts of maintaining an admirable record
on human rights.
What if the earthquake had devastated
America, our close ally and friend, and
Mr. Ingraham had given temporary status
to Americans at the detention center while
their country put the pieces back together
again. Would people have taken to the
airwaves and sharply criticized the Prime
Minister's decision. The truth of the mat-
ter is no. And there are reasons for that.
Bahamians know that Americans aren't
interested in staying in The Bahamas, so
they wouldn't be a burden on the health-
care system, and they won't be in competi-
tion for jobs. In short, it won't seem like
they come to "take over" the way many
Bahamians feel like Hatians do.
But Bahamians must understand this is
an extraordinary situation. And the Prime
Minister has done the right thing. He did
what Jesus would do, according to the
How can we call ourselves a Christian
nation when we don't follow Christian
How can we call ourselves a Christian
nation when there is no love.
The Abaconian Section B Page 23
Three men charged
with theft of shotguns
By Canishka Alexander
On January 6 three men were charged with
shop breaking and stealing in the theft of eight
shotguns from the Bahamas Customs De-
partment's storage room at the Treasure Cay
airport on January 3. The men were Hindle
Alce, Michael Forbes and Wesley Renel all
residents of the Haitian community known as
According to Prosecutor Perkins Collie, the
three men entered the Treasure Cay Interna-
tional Airport on January 3 with the intent to
commit a felony. During their investigation
six of the eight shotguns were recovered. Each
shotgun was valued at $500.
Alce pleaded guilty to all charges. Collie
noted that Alce did not have any prior convic-
tions, but Renel and Forbes both had a matter
pending at the Magistrate's Court in Cooper's
Renel and Forbes were refused bail and
were remanded to Fox Hill until March. Mag-
istrate Crawford McGee sentenced Alce to
four years at Her Majesty's prison.
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LFFCO924DWI $300. GE Gas Clothes Dry-
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February 1, 2010
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Charming residence designed with
two 2 bedroom, 2 bath apartments,
a large 2 car garage and utility room.
$580,000. Ref. AS11158
Sea view 2 bedroom condos and 3
bedroom penthouses in a gated de-
velopment with pool and beach.
Starting at $595,000. Ref. AS10890
3 bedroom, 2 bath home, just across
from the beach, offering a large pool
and deck space for entertaining.
$795,000. Ref. PS10665
Situated on a double lot this canal-
front home has a spacious floorplan
with 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms.
$1,350,000. Ref. AS11270
Brand new beach home has 5 bed-
rooms, 3 baths, high ceilings, veran-
dah, rec room, and garage/workshop.
$795,000. Rel. AS10905
Two harbour view villas totalling 4
bedrooms and 4 baths with large
deck, pool, and private dockage.
$2,415,000. Ref. AS11127
On a quiet island paradise, this
ocean view home has 4 bedrooms,
2 baths, and a garage.
$799,000. Ref. AS11241
A stunning 15 acre parcel of lush, el-
evated land and 630 ft. of water
frontage on the Sea of Abaco.
$1,400,000. Ref. AS10886
CORNISH CAY, ABACO
34 acres in the heart of Abaco's idyl-
lic fishing and boating waters. This
private island is a perfect investment.
$9,000,000. Rel. AS11258
WHITE SOUND, ELBOW CAY: 13,770 sq. ft. lot near beach. $215,000. AS11205
NORTH END, ELBOW CAY: 19,974 sq. ft. oceanfront lot with 120 ft. of beach
and foundation for a 2,600 sq. ft., 4 bedroom home. $695,000. Ref. AS11144
BREEZY HILL, ELBOW CAY:." 1) 4 -4 sq. ft. elevated lot. $132,000. PS10603
TREASURE CAY: 22,574 sq. ft. lot with 10 ft. elevations, 100 ft. of water-
frontage, and easy access to all amenities. $120,000. AS11061
AUNT PAT'S BAY, ELBOW CAY: 14,914 sq. ft. corner lot with 35 ft. elevations.
Community dockage. Nearby Tahiti Beach and Hope Town. $364,000. PS10661
TILLOO CAY: 16,000 sq. ft. homesite on a private island community. Near the
community dock. Electricity available. $150,000. PS10630
CENTRAL ABACO: 5 acre beachfront tract between Marsh Harbour and Treas-
ure Cay. Good elevations and utilities. $650,000. AS10756
MARNIE'S LANDING, ELBOW CAY: Half acre building sites in a private waterfront
community with electricity, dock slip, and beach access. $595,000. PS10659
MARSH HARBOUR: 9,750 sq. ft. sea view lot in gated Sunrise Bay. All ameni-
ties nearby. $249,900. AS11026
LUBBERS QUARTERS: 10,489 sq. ft. homesite in the Abaco Ocean Club. Near
the community dock. $77,000. AS10969
BAKER'S HEIGHTS: 41.6 acre sea view tract. $1,040,000. AB5178
THE ABACO CLUB, WINDING BAY: Superb 1 + acre beachfront, oceanfront, and
golf course estate lots. Starting at $1,900,000
GUANA CAY: 6,811 sq. ft. sea and oceanview lot within the Shipwreck Subdi-
vision. Nearby the new community dock and beaches. $125,000. AS10891
TREASURE CAY: 15 acre estate with elevations to 70 ft. and 630 ft. on the Sea
of Abaco. $1,400,000. AS10886
DOLPHIN BEACH ESTATES: Collection of homesites within a beachfront com-
munity. Hilltop lots si ar in. at $150,000. Waterfront lots starting at
$395,000. Beachfront lots starting at $595,000.
GREAT ABACO CLUB: 7,630 sq. ft. canalfront lot in a gated community. Nearby
amenities include pool, tennis courts, and beach. $225,000. AS10731
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Enjoy stunning sunsets
from this beautiful water-
front home. 4 bedrooms
and 4 ensuite baths, dock
house, terraces, lush gar-
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An immaculate, turn-key
3 bedroom and 3 bath-
room cottage. Sitting on
a bluff overlooking the
turquoise waters of Wind-
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sunrise views. Enjoy all
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Serene 3 bedroom, 3 bath home on Spacious turn-key 2 bedroom, 2
the beach, comprised of 2 buildings bathroom condo, fully equipped and
connected by a wrap-around deck. centrally located.
$1,390,000. Ref. PS10616 $286,500. Rel. AS10622
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THE ABACO CLUB, WINDING BAY
A unique beauty, this 4 bedroom, 4.5
bath home has exquisite finishes
and exclusive Club amenities.
$3,995,000. Rel. AS10701
KEAT GUANA CAY MARSH HAKBOUU UUMMERCIAL
Cozy 2 bedroom, 1 bath cottage fea- Rare opportunity to purchase this
turning a screened-in Bahama Room 6,575 sq. ft. commercial building on
and sundeck. 1.5 acres. Great investment.
$150,850. Ref. AS11033 $795,000. Rei. AS11118
MARSH HARBOUR THE ABACO CLUB, WINDING BAY
Island Breezes Motel is a small lodg- Stunning estate with 200 ft. of
ing facility located downtown and is a beachfront and privacy. 1.626 acres
great business investment, with 5 star amenities.
$650,000. Ref. AS11282 $1,795,000. Ref. AS10802
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A unique parcel of land with dramatic
views comprising 17,000 sq. ft. near
the club house.
$500,000. Rel. AS11263
GREAT GUANA CAY
Stunning views comple-
mented by an amazing
home. 6 bedrooms with
luxury guest house, pri-
vate pool, decks, dock,
" outdoor kitchen and bar.