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Publication Date: February 15, 2009
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VOLUME 18 NUMBER 4 FEBRUARY 15th, 2010

Breast Cancer Walk, Seminar attracts hundreds
Public awareness and fund raising for cancer victims are goals of event
.' ...,H.. .By Jennifer Hudson
A very successful Breast Cancer Walk
W.- .- ..and Seminar was held on January 23 from
-- which all proceeds went to the Abaco
S "" .- Cancer Society. These funds will be used
1""_ftowards the work of the Abaco Cancer
Society in assisting all cancer patients on
-' _*Abaco, not only those with breast can-
S cer, with airfare to treatment centres and
also with treatment and/or medications
.-- --~ .wherever possible. "The main aim of the
t" event was actually to educate women on
the many faces of breast cancer and bring
people together as a group of supporters,"
stated organiser Leah Pinder.
Approximately 370 walkers left the
Anglican Parish Hall in Marsh Harbour
at 9:00 a..m for the three-mile walk to
the airport roundabout and back to Agape
Christian School. Another 44 walkers on
Man-O-War Cay walked simultaneously
S on the cay. It was an impressive sight to
S see hundreds of pink shirts progressing
along Don MacKay Boulevard, their wear-
ers showing so much support for the Can-
cer Society and cancer survivors. "This
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cancer awareness event and to raise money for the Abaco Cancer Society. The walkers assembled at the Anglican Hall and walked Leah Pinder, who was assisted in the orga-
to the airport round-about and back to Grace Gym at Agape Christian School. A seminar followed with personal experiences and nization of the walk by Layna Cartwright
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and treatments. The organizers were very pleased with the support they received.


Please see Seminar Page 14


Education Minister Junior Junkanoo February 19

Bannister visits Abaco Senior Junkanoo February 20
THE DEPARim f s Marsh Harbour downtown
Benr:Il' J Beginning at 6:30 for Juniors and 8 for Seniors
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pajsenb for the national parks on Abaco. During the opening ceremony the Trust recognized the
969t7 ON ;d contribution of Dave Gale to its cause. Mr. Gale, third from left, donated property on
1d HOS lnvd 1S3M -6617 I'lnS Tilloo Cay for a national park because it is a rookery for tropic birds, royal terns and
CIVd eAVJednoj 3S 9L99 others. Presenting him with a framed picture of a young tropic bird with its mother
3OViSOd Sn *oul q9/\ \jenis is Glenn Bannister, President of the Bahamas National Trust. Looking on is the Hon.
ais Sllsd ueu ooeqV ~t L Dr. Earl Deveaux, Minister of the Environment, and Lynn Gape, Deputy Executive
moaq elqel aqm u umoqs eaep uopedidxe eqj ajoeaq uoipduosqns jnoAAuay Director of the Trust. The story about the art show is on page 10.








Education Minister addresses parents


By Samantha V. Evans
January 28th was the beginning of a
sustained dialogue between the Ministry of
Education and Abaco parents. These were
the words spoken by Education Superin-
tendent Lenora Black to begin the meeting
with parents and the Minister of Education,
the Hon. T. Desmond Bannister. To help
him answer their questions, the Minister
brought a qualified team from his Ministry
including Christopher Smith, Director of
Security. Mrs. Black informed Mr. Ban-
nister that the Abaco District is one as the
public and private schools work together to
make the one goal of education a reality.
Mr. Bannister spoke to the parents,
teachers and students very powerfully and
hopefully struck a chord with parents, es-


pecially the diligent ones. He believes in a
few fundamental things. Firstly, when stu-
dents come to school they are children first.
There are too many schools where students
feel that they should run the school. Sadly,
the parents do not reinforce that the teach-
ers are there to help them learn so they can
have a successful life in the future. Sec-
ondly, he believes in excellence and wants
to see excellence in all schools. He told the
parents to not let their children bring cell
phones to school as there is a ban on them.
There is a ban on chewing gum as well.
School is a place for learning. Bannister
can relate to all that teachers go through
as he is the son of two parents who were
teachers and he was a trained teacher be-
fore he became a lawyer. He will stand up


The Hon. T. Desmond Bannister, Minister of Educaiton, addressed parents at an open
meeting on January 28 at Central Abaco Primary Sschool. He stressed that parents need
to be involved with the children, specifically in seeing that they do well in school. Shown
is Mr. Bannister, left, after the meeting speaking with Kevin Hepburn, Vice Principal
and Vanessa Janes, Principal of Abaco Central High School; and Lenora Black, Abaco's
Education Superintendent.


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Mr. Bannister hopes to form an alli-
ance with parents separate from the parent
teacher association. Parents have a very
sacred role to play and he encouraged par-
ents to look out for other children and not
just their own as many children need some-
one to care for them. Everyone has a role
to play in improving the schools. He told
parents to get involved in something posi-
tive in their children's school and that will
be a good start. They must do their part
to make school campuses better for their
children.
The Minister addressed three areas of
interest in this district. Firstly there is a


security issue at schools. The Ministry
will look at the number of security offi-
cers presently at all schools and make ad-
justments in the new budget. However, he
stated that this is a very expensive venture
as his Ministry has to provide security for
161 schools across The Bahamas. He asked
parents to look at ways that they can make
their child's campus better.
Secondly, he is looking for speeder pay
release for new teachers. He is aware that a
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since they began teaching in September so
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February 15, 2010 The Abaconian


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GUANA CAY #4964
BELLA VITA BEACHFRONT 3 bed 3 bath home
plus 5 extra lots. Snorkeling outside your door,
short walk to amenities. US$2,250,000.
Jane.Patterson@SothebysRealty.com


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.
Jane.Patterson@SothebysRealty.com


HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #4743
BAY WINDOWS WATERFRONT DORROS COVE
2 bed 2 bath, 2,400 sq. ft., includes studio
apartment, private dock and pool. $3,250,000.
Jane.Patterson@SothebysRealty.com


HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #4395
SHEPHERD NEEDLE HILL-WATERFRONT 3.7 acres
with 140' on deep protected water on the Sea ofAbaco,
60'+ elevations. South of Sea Spray. US$995,000.
Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com


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.
Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com


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HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #5234
CLIFFORD SAWYER HOUSE HOPE TOWN
VILLAGE 2 bed 2 bath and detached
efficiency. Steps from public dock. $950,000.
Jane.Patterson@SothebysRealty.com


HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #3674
ALWAYS SUNDAY WATERFRONT charming 2
bedroom 2 bath cottage with private dock
on the South end of Elbow Cay. $1,530,000.
Jane.Patterson@SothebysRealty.com











HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #4673
OCEANFRONT MOMMA'S MARLIN 4 bed
2 bath in White Sound on the beach. Open
living area. Panoramic Views. $899,000.
Jane.Patterson@SothebysRealty.com


HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #2911
SWEETING'S LANDING -WATERFRONT Immaculate
harbourfront home with private dock. 3 bed 2
bath, bonus room, extra lot. $1,300,000.
Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com


HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #3166
ABAco Rum PuNcH ocrANVirws Swimming
pool, 3 bed 2,5 bath home. All the extras!
Steps from Sea Spray Marina. US$845,000.
Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com


TILI.00 CAY #4889
MLLoo POND -SEATO SEA Magnificentlyappointed,
stunning compound on I I acres. Absolute privacy.
Beachdocks, pool, lush gardens. US$6,400,000.
Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com











TILLOO CAY #4947
Top-A-MLLDo OcEANViEws -AFFORDAaLr Where
can you get brand new construction with views for this
price? Short walk to beach & dockageUS$259,000.
Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com


LOTS & ACREAGE

HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY
#4161 Atlantic Dream MUST SELL Dorros Cove oceanfront, dock slip. $4SO,000- Kerry Sullivan
#5 029 Big Rock Hill I acre oceanfront building site with 140' on the Atlantic. US$665,000. Kerry Sullivan
#2969 Big Point Lot I I 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,OUO. Kerry Sullivan
#4905 Ocean Bluff, Dorras 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 Marrie's Landing lot 3C NEW PRICE Dock slip and ocean view. $455l,900. Kerry Sullivan
44313 New Settlement Hillside lots wl underground utilities. Starting at: $140,000. Kerry Sullivan
New Settlement Lot #19 UNDER CONTRACT- Large lot with ocean view. Kerry Sullivan.
#4825 North End Lot 5 1 NEW LISTING OceanView. $370,OOD. Jane Patterson
#4826 North End Lot 66 Almost 112 acre lot. Underbrushed. $189,000. Jane Patterson
#3207 Seagrape -White Sound 101 ft. sandy beachnear public dock. $450,000. Kerry Sullivan
44395 Shepherd Needle Hill 3.7 acres, 140'on deep water coastline, US$995,000, Kerry Sullivan.
#4605 OceanView Subdivision Lot 4 OceanView 18,799 sq. ft. $200,OOD. Bill Albury
#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

TILLOO CAY
#4482 Fabulous Reachfront 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 Hillside lots, shared dock. From $150,000. Laurie Schreiner
#373a Tilloo Beach Subdivision Lot 10 Bea0front lot. NEW PRICE $270.000. Laurie Schreiner
#4558 Tilloo Beach Subdiysion Lot 22Waterfront. $335,000. Laurie Schreiner
#5128 Tilloo Bch Subd Lot 27 Superior elevation, shared dock. $125,000. Kerry Sullivan
#3792 One Waterfront Acre Great elevation, room for dock. $290,000, Laurie Schreiner


UN D F R C 0 N T RA'(- T
HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #4624
HUMMING131RD COTTAc;rz Charming historic
2 bed home, art studio attached, hw floors,
a/c, in Hope Town Village. US$595,000.
jane.Patterson@SothebysRealty.com


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HOPE T6VVN I ELBOW CAY #4920 HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #5230 HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #4270
ALLAMANDA Historic Loyalist cottage with VALENTINE'S Historic 3 bed 2 bath with SEA SALT OCEAN ViEw Newly
updated interior. 2 bed 2 bath plus upstairs lighthouse views. Steps to public dock, short walk built, 1,600 sq.ft 3 bed 2 bath. South
apartment Fruit and vegetable trees. US$595,000- to beach. Good rental history. US$500,000. of Sea Spray Marina- US$499,000.
Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com Jane.Patterson@SothebysRealty.com Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com


HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #4161
ATLANTic DREAM OCEAN FRONT
in Dorros Cove, Includes designated
boat slip at Tahiti Beach. US$450,000.
Kerry.Suilivan@SothebysRealty.com


HOPETOWNIELBOWCAY #3330
FiNDERs KEEPERS OCEAN VIEw Adorable 2 bed
15 bath island cottage, One block off the beach in
White Sound, Newly Renovated. US$48S,000.
Kerry.Su Ilivan@SothebysRealty.com


HOPE TOWN I ELBOW GAY #2584 HOPE TOWN I ELBOW GAY #4308 HOPE TOWN I ELBOW GAY #4246
Top OF THE WORLD -OCEAN VIEW- White COCONUT DUNES OCEANFRONT 92 ft SURFER'S REST LOT 8 Oceans views,
Sound 2 bed, 1.5 bath, bonus room, retail space! of beachfront, 18,299 sq.ft. Good surf. near White Sound, close to the ocean
on main floor, short walk to beach. US$400,000. Partnership opportunity,$375,000. beach & public dock. $163,500,
Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com Kerry.Suilivan@SothebysRealty.com Jane. Patterson@SothebysRealty.com


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OPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #4639'
LucAyos LoT 6 Peaceful wooded residential
area, 5 mins walk to shared dock, short ride
to sandy beach & town amenities. $99,000.
lane.Patterson@SothebysRealty.com


HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #4309
NEW SETTLEMENT Hillside lots with underground
utilities, paved roads, and access to sandy beach.
Excellent Investment.Starting at $140,000.
Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com


TIIA.00 CAY #3657
FARSIDE Make an impression with the most unique
and desirable island estate inAbaco. 5 bed 6 bath.
Hangar, dockage for 80ft vessel, US$4,850,000.
Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com


FILM 7 CAY # 47 1 7
WATERFRONT BEACHWOOD COTTAGE Enjoy
picturesque sunsets from this cozy waterfront
cottage.AND the boat's included! $365,000.
Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com


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TILLOO CAY # 4 9 2 1
RrIEL DRAG WATERFRONT FISHERMAN'S
PARADISE Extensive docks & boat lifts. Fabulous
newly built 4 bed 3 bath. US$1,20 0, 000.
Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com


George Damianos Kerry Sullivan
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Jane Patterson Stan Sawyer
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HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #4827
AERIE OCEANVIEWS Why wait? Buy your island
getaway, 3 bed cottagenestled inthe duneseasy beach
accessdockslipgreat rental history. US$69S,000.
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TILLOO CAY #4464
A WENCH'S VIEW WATERFRONT 4 bed
4 bath immaculate retreat with 97' dock.
360 degree ocean views. S$3,500,000.
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Summer Place
Man-O-War Cay 3 bed/2 bath home on
historic front street. 2,100 sqft lot featuring
landscaped yard with fruit trees. Near town
and harbour.
$325,000 Ref#6691


Tucked Away
Sand Banks 2 bed/2 bath home on 1.4
acres of land running from the highway to
the Sea of Abaco. 80' of water frontage.


$249,000 Ref#6582


Sweeting House
Marsh Harbour Exceptional 3,500 sq.ft 3
bed/3 bath home with views of the Sea of
Abaco. Elevations, pool. landscaped gar-
den, cottage and standby generator.
$2,300,000 Ref#6930


Golden Palms
Man-O-War Cay 2 bed/1.5 bath home
on large lot. Guest cottage, tool shed and
crow's nest. Only minutes away from shops
and the marina.
$299,900 Ref#7008


Pelican Shores
Marsh Harbour 2 bed/2.5 bath, 2,400
sq.t waterfront home on a 12,250 sqft lot.
Lovely views of the sea. Quiet neighbor-
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$1,200,000 Ref#6965


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CarrollVille
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$599,000 Ref#6782


Leisure Lee
3 bed/2 bath home on massive triple lot.
Features an open floor plan. Screened
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outdoor entertainment.
$370,000 Ref#5366


Lubbers Quarters
4.5 Acres spanning from sea to sea. Rocky
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Pelican East
Green Turtle Cay 2 bed/ 2 bath home with
stunning harbour views. 1,620 sq.ft of well
planned space and an apartment on the
lower floor that can be rented!
$444,000 Ref#6999


Harbour View Estates
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$417,000 Ref#6835


Vision Heights
Exciting new development. Featuring af-
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Starting from $51,500 Ref#6415


No Name Cay
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$1,750,000 Ref#7051


Cedar Cottages
Hope Town 3 bed/2 bath cottage only
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Sunrise Bay -Approx 9750 sq.ft lot $227,900
Marsh Harbour Vision Heights Residential lots From $51,500
Yellowwood Hilltop lots w/views of Cherokee Creeks From $88,500
Long Beach 1/4 acre lots in quiet community From $30,000
Green Turtle Cay Elevated lots wiviews. 13 available From $120,000
Green Turtle Cay 1/2 Acre beachfront lot. $475,000
Dundas Town 9,000 sqft lot on Christie Street. $40,000
Murphy Town Residential lots many still available From $45,000
Treasure Cay lot located one lot away from powder beach $99,000
S.C Bootle Highway 1.3 Acre lot minutes from T.Cay $70,000
Lubbers Quarters -Waterfront lot, 100 x 200 $199,500
Lubbers Quarters 4.5 Acres Sea to Sea. Rocky Shoreline $995,000
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Top students are honored for excellent performance


By Samantha V. Evans
Abaco District Awards 2010 was held
at New Vision Ministries on January 29th
under the theme Excellence: A Prevailing
Attitude. Present for this event was the
Minister of Education, the Hon. Desmond
Bannister; Director of Education Lionel
Sands; and the Permanent Secretary of
Education Elma Garraway. Additionally,
local dignitaries were on hand to share in
this momentous occasion.
As always, a host of talented students
were recruited from Abaco schools to make
the program more dynamic. The program
was well organized and filled with words
that encouraged the students and made par-
ents proud. Remarks were brought by Dr.
Lenora Black, who gave the students rea-
sons an attitude of excellence is important.
She is pleased that people of excellence
live in the Abaco District and that this pre-
vailing attitude of excellence will indeed
spread among the student population.
This was Mr. Ban-
nister's the first trip to 'h
Abaco in this capacity
as Minister and he was
proud to witness Abaco
students of excellence
receiving awards of
honor. He told the stu-
dents that they inspire
him and he can ensure
them that his ministry
is behind them 100 per-
cent. He told them that
he has high hopes for The Minister of
them. There is so much tended the cere
talent, knowledge and school year. He
achievement on this continue doing g
island. He was also Abaco's Educatio
extremely impressed manent Secretary


with Abaco students who were honored in
Nassau the previous week and who distin-
guished themselves as the top students on
the national exams, in various competitions
and in sports. He is sure that Family Island
students can do as well as those in Nassau
and looks forward to the day when another
prime minister, a minister of education, di-
rector of education and the like can come
of each from the Family Islands.
Mr. Bannister told them to do better in
each subject this year by improving by one
letter grade. So if they got a "B" in a sub-
ject, he told them to make it an "A." Teach-
ers have a great task at hand but Minister
Bannister stated that they touch the future.
As we move forward, everyone must do his
part to help the country grow and develop.
Before the students received their
awards, Rochelle Russell, District Teacher
of the Year, presented a check for $6,000
to Barbara Johnson president of the Abaco
Red Cross Society from the Abaco Depart-


Education, the Hon. Desmond Bannister, at-
nony honouring students who excelled last
spoke to the students, encouraging them to
good work. He is shown with Lenora Black,
n Superintendent, and Elma Garroway, Per-
'in the Ministry of Education.


ment of Education on behalf of the schools
on Abaco for the Haiti Relief Fund.
All students to complete the last school
year as the top students in each grade lev-
el in their school were honored. The top
students for the GLAT exams was Jazper
Dawkins of Agape Christian School for
grade three English Language and Re-
becca Roberts of Amy Roberts for grade
six Mathematics. Rebecca was also the top
student in grade six at her school. The top
student in the BJC exams for the public
school was Zandria Wells of Abaco Cen-
tral High school. The top students for BJC
from the private schools were Cicely Go-
mez of Long Bay School, Tyler Albury,
Alysia Boce and Deanza Cox of Forest


Heights Academy. Cicely was also the top
student in grade nine at her school. Tyler
was the top student in grade nine at For-
est Heights Academy. The top BGCSE
students were Elaine Fenelus of S.C. Boo-
tle and Taj Anderson of Forest Heights
Academy. Both of these students finished
grade twelve at the top of their class. Long
Bay School, St. Francis de Sales, Forest
Heights, and Agape Christian Schools all
had students honored for passing five or
more BJC exams with Bs or better. Twen-
ty-two students were honored in this area.
The most outstanding BGCSE award went

Please see Awards Page 6


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Min. Desmond Bannister

visits Abaco schools


By Samantha V. Evans
Even though the Hon. T. Desmond Ban-
nister, Minister of Education, had a very
tight itinerary, he still found time to visit
two of the largest schools on Abaco while
attending an awards ceremony. On January
29th the Minister and his team visited Aba-
co Central High School and Central Abaco
Primary School. The focus of the visits
was to encourage students to embrace the
five Rs reading, writing, arithmetic, re-
spect and responsibility and also to ensure
them that he and his ministry are concerned
about what happens at their school includ-
ing their safety. A well
outlined assembly was
prepared to make Min.
Bannister and his team
feel welcome and to
show case all of the
talent each school has. -
Mr. Bannister told
the students that he
wants all of them to be
good readers and writ-
ers. They have excel-
lent teachers assigned
to their schools to make
that happen so they
should embrace all that
they are taught so that
they can excel. He told
them to respect their
teachers and them- The Hon. Desmc
selves and to practice on his visit to Ab
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and girls. He stated pher Smith, Actin


that he has seen too many schools in other
places that have been littered with chew-
ing gum so they should keep their entire
school surroundings clean. He explained to
them the power of working hard. He said
that when they do, they will be able to do
great things because education is powerful.
The Minister's talk was inspiring, down to
earth and very delightful. Before leaving
the sites, Mr. Bannister, Permanent Sec-
retary Elma Garraway and the Director of
Education Lionel Sands greeted the indi-
vidual students.


nd Bannister, center, greeted many students
baco Central High School. He was accompa-
wrroway, Permanent Secretary, and Christo-
ig Director of Security in Education.


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The top athletes were Kavantia Reckley
and Kenneth Murray of Central Abaco
Primary School, Johnny Walker of Abaco
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Lionel Sands stated that he is proud of
the district, especially Abaco Central High
School that had 90 percent of the senior
students graduating with a 2.0 or better last
school year. This is extremely commend-
able especially since the average school
graduates only 56 percent of their students
with 2.0 or better.


Bannister From Page 2
He acknowledges that there are a lot of
clearances that must be done but he plans
to speed the process up tremendously. He
is expecting to change procedures as soon
as possible.
His final area of interest is examination
results. To improve examination results
parents must work along with teachers to
ensure that this happens. Literacy skills
in the schools are poor. Parents must set
the pace for discipline in their children so
this can begin to improve. They must set
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Abaco's population was officially doc-
umented at just over 13,000 in the 2000
census, showing a 32 percent growth for
the previous ten-year period. This was the
highest rate of growth in the country with
the exception of an island that opened a
Club Med and double its population. If that
rate holds for the ten- year period ending
2010, Abaco will have a little over legal
17,000 residents. Our population of illegal
persons will again probably be documented
as zero.
It is interesting that as the enumerators
fan out over the residential areas, they
have not encountered any illegal persons
on Abaco. Apparently this was also true
in areas of Nassau. An informal census of
the Mud and Peas areas was taken four or
five years ago using volunteers resident in
those areas. About two-thirds of the way
to completion, immigration staged one of
its massive raids which stopped any further
cooperation by those living there. Results
of that informal census have not been re-
leased.
Estimates of our resident illegal popula-
tion range from a low of 6,000 to highs of
10,000 or more. You are free to make your
own guess. Whether the census this May
will come close to giving us an accurate
figure on these persons remains to be seen.
Even without official census figures, it
is obvious that Abaco's population is grow-
ing. The Friday afternoon traffic snarl on
Don MacKay Boulevard between our four
Marsh Harbour banks will get any driver's
attention.
Here are several basic observations to
our growth and economic status.
The Marsh Harbour airport is the sec-
ond busiest in the country.
Abaco has the highest percentage of
repeat visitors in the country.
We have a very robust economy, be-
lieved to be the best in The Bahamas.
The greater Marsh Harbour area has a
public high school with over 500 students
and five private high schools.
The Marsh Harbour port is served by
five freighters from Florida and three from
Nassau.
Government is recognizing that our


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Government plans improvements


growth requires upgrades to roads, utilities
and many government services. Many im-
provements to our infrastructure are either
on the drawing boards or being implement-
ed with some of the larger projects noted.
Government has realized the need for
additional house lots and is expanding the
number of available lots in Spring city.
Further expansion in subdivision lots is
planned for Central Pines and Murphy
Town. Subdivisions are being expanded
in Sandy Point, Cooper's Town and Little
Abaco.
Our growth has highlighted the need for
additional and more reliable electric capac-
ity with an expanded power plant expected
to be on-line this summer. Elements of this
new plant have been controversial and sev-
eral groups continue to lobby for design
changes. We leave these controversial is-
sues for others to debate.
Traffic in greater Marsh Harbour con-
tinues to move slower and become more
congested. Solid lanes of vehicles can ex-
tend for a mile or more on Friday after-
noons on Don MacKay Boulevard.
One welcome road improvement is gov-
ernment's intention to widen and pave the
old logging road connecting the Marsh
Harbour airport roundabout with S.C.
Bootle Highway. Besides being widened
and paved, it will be re-routed at the S.C.
Bootle Highway end to align with the road
serving the port which will be redirected
more to the west. When completed, these
two road segments will give a faster, less
congested access into Marsh Harbour from
the airport.
It has been suggested by some that gov-


ernment should enforce a 15 mile per hour
speed limit to the five school zones on Don
MacKay Boulevard. That would create a
real bottleneck to the smooth flow of traffic
on Don MacKay. Another road into town
would be vital.
Several major construction projects will
begin ths year with two to begin in the fall.
One is a government complex in excess of
50,000 square feet. This will house many
departments and agencies that are now
scattered all over Marsh Harbour and Dun-
das Town.
We have not seen a list of all the of-
fices that will relocate, but it would likely
include the Administrator, Post Office and
Court. The building, designed with a large
interior courtyard, will be situated on the
top of the hill on the new port access road.
It should be an outstanding landmark as
visitors come into Marsh Harbour on the
new road into town.
Consolidating many of its offices in a
government owned building will save thou-
sands of dollars in monthly rent now going
to various landlords. Depending on how
many agencies move into the new com-
plex, as many as 20 business spaces could
become vacant in the greater Marsh Har-
bour area.
A recent announcement in Hope Town
by the Minister of Works, Neko Grant,
stated that construction should start late
this year on a new terminal building at the
Marsh Harbour airport. We expect that a
control tower will accompany the terminal
building. The old runway is being resur-
faced and will become a taxiway serving
the recently opened 6,000 foot runway.


This work is expected to be completed
soon.
Several additional Abaco projects were
mentioned in the Prime Minister's speech
to the nation on February 4. Mr. Ingraham
said that Abaco can look forward to having
a hospital. This is a huge commitment on
government's part in the initial expense for
the facility including the required furnish-
ings and equipment. Additionally, there
is an equally large commitment for staff
around the clock and on weekends. Hospi-
tals do not close at 5 p.m.
A port for North Abaco is often men-
tioned and continues in the planning and
engineering stages. This will be an inland
harbour dug into the coast north of Coo-
per's Town and is intended to be a catalyst
for further development in that area. It will
also serve as a protected harbour for the
local boats.
Without being specific, Mr. Ingraham
said additional road works are planned for
Abaco. That is good news, whether re-
surfacing and widening existing roads or
opening additional roads which are badly
needed. It is hoped that both aspects will
be undertaken.
Job creation and economic stimulus are
two reasons government gives for these
substantial construction projects. It is gov-
ernment's intention that funds spent to
stimulate the economy be invested in proj-
ects that will provide long term benefits to
Abaco.
In the coming months we expect to hear
more on these and other government proj-
ects slated for Abaco.


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We must control crime
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We have been thinking about relocating
to the Caribbean within a few years.
I have been reading your paper online
and I am particularly concerned with the
increase in crime in the Bahamas. I find it
very appalling that a country that was once
known for its hospitality and safety is now
considered to be unsafe for Americans.
I see entire websites and blogs discussing
the severity of the recent spike in criminal-
ity in the Bahamas and how foreigners are
preyed upon in the belief that they are all
wealthy. These reports reduce your image
to that of a typical "third world" country.
Unless the authorities can get this crimi-
nality under control, I foresee us relocating
elsewhere. I will not make a million dollar
investment in an area where we can be eas-
ily victimized.
Just as you should be able to report
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criminal convictions and take a very tough
stand against criminality. Failure to do so
will continue to drive investors and tourists
away, compromising your economy and
lifestyles as well.
It's a shame that such a beautiful coun-
try allows itself to be in this situation.
Sincerely,
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In appreciation of
unsung heroes
Dear Editor:
There is a group of people at a school
in Marsh Harbour that are my heroes; that
school is Every Child Counts. Here they
teach academically challenged children
with disabilities, ranging from dyslexia
to Down syndrome, autism to hearing im-
paired and the list goes on.
Without the administrators, teachers and
volunteers that work collectedly with our
children, they would not be in a classroom.
The teachers and administrators go above
the call of duty because even when they
are not at school, their minds and hearts
are there, worrying about the needs and
looking for ways to make it better. The
volunteers assist by being teacher aids,
running errands, making small repairs,
taking students to jobs and lending a hand
however they can. Without the volunteers,
the teachers and administrators would not
be able to do the wonderful job they do.
Every Child Counts has 107 students
with an ever growing waiting list. Each
student is taught reading, writing and arith-
metic and some are taught farming, but all
are taught living skills such as shopping,
cooking, cleaning and personal hygiene.
Every Child Counts tries to place each
student with jobs after they leave school.
Unfortunately, some of the students are un-
able to find a job in the general population;
therefore, Every Child Counts is trying to


get a workshop so that all students will be
able to have a job that will suit their abili-
ties.
This school is run entirely on donations
and many persons have been generous in
this never ending quest to raise money.
If you are looking for a worthy charity to
make a monetary contribution to or if you
have extra time on your hands, you might
consider volunteering at the school. I am
sure you will be blessed.
I have great respect for and am extreme-
ly grateful that Every Child Counts exists
on Abaco. A heartfelt thank you to each
teacher, volunteer, contributor, student,
past and present that has made Every Child
Count what it is today. As a parent of one
of the students, I am eternally grateful.
Caroline Sawyer
NOT about BEC
and bunker C
Dear Editor:
The original settlers of Marsh Harbour
(originally called Maxwell) in the early
1800s never dreamed that it would become
the city that it is in 2010. Therefore, the
proper road and infrastructural layout was
never put in place. Now we have to make
the best of what we have, something we as
Abaconians have always been good at.
However, at this time it seems that Lo-
cal Government has seen fit to further
restrict the flow of traffic by installing a
traffic light at the K & S corner (restrict
means reduce the flow of traffic). A re-
cent survey of this corner found that there
was 7.5 times the number of vehicles using
Don MacKay Boulevard as there was using
Crockett Drive. Therefore by stopping the
flow of traffic on Don MacKay Boulevard,
there would be an overall big time traffic
"jam up."
Please see Letters Page 9


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Letters
This also brings into ques
ity of their "light." It is my
that Local Government canm
flow of traffic without it fi
zetted by Central Governmt
Green Turtle Cay one way t
traffic in Hope Town. If it i
gally, can the police charge
not stopping? Can the insurai
refuse to pay any claims thai
this intersection?
It is my understanding th
half years ago the Marsh 1H
Committee voted not to all
on the roads of Marsh Har
was sent to Nassau to be Ga
knowledge it has not been d
cannot see this happening
traffic light any time soon.
Hopefully, the many thoi
lars allocated to this "light'
some other way to beautify o
scaping, etc.) or to make it m
dating to any visitors and oth
(sidewalks and curbs). How
round-about at this intersecti
slow, yet allow continued tra
Remember "Think Green,
Eagle Legal


ideas for the White Sound Park. We have
rom Page 8 sufficient funds to build some children's
stion the legal- playground equipment this spring, and
understanding some pledged funds to move forward with
lot change the other projects after that. Thank you very
first being Ga- much for your support.
ent. Example: Please all be advised that my First Re-
raffic and also port had the wrong zip code in the address
s not done le- for PERC, which is the place to send US$
- someone for contributions if you wish to be able to de-
nce companies duct the contribution on US income tax.
t may occur at Checks should be made out to PERC and
designated for the White Sound Park Com-
tat four and a mittee. The full correct address, with the
arbour Town correct zip code, is:
ow golf carts PERC
*bour and this 19300 Story Road
zetted. To my Rocky River, OH 44116
done yet. So I I apologize for any problems this error
with the new has caused.
Steve Dodge
sands of dol- Dundas Town
" can be used
ur town (land- Committee's Concern
iore accommo- Dear Editor,
4er pedestrians It is not the intention of the Dundas
about a small Town Town Committee to displace fami-
ion that would lies from their homes, but it is our true
affic flow. intention to ensure the well being of our
," not Red. community and to ensure that laws of our
land are properly carried out and adhered


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The Abaconian dated January 15th and ac-
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leniency toward a resident of our commu-
nity who constructed illegally.
Firstly, according to this article, Mr.
Schaefer did in fact agree that the structure


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was constructed illegally. Unfortunately,
he and his Ministry did nothing to correct
this illegal circumstance. The Ministry of
Works was notified of this situation in Oc-
tober of 2008. We humbly asked the Abaco
Area Engineer and his team to investigate
the construction; and if the persons were
in breach of the law, ask them to cease
construction immediately. The Ministry
responded to us and suggested an extension
be granted to the owner of the structure,
allowing her and her family to reside at this
location for a period of one year. During
this one year extension, more construction
ensued.
We are extremely remorseful that the
resident's personal situations were unfortu-
nate, but again, laws must be upheld in our
country. Had the Ministry done its job ef-
fectively and efficiently, this woman would
have been further ahead and would have
been able to construct within the required
stipulations.
We cannot and will not stand by and al-
low "preferred" residents to get by with il-
legal circumstances and deny others. In our
books, all residents are equal.
The committee has also been informed
that the owner of the location of question
does not even reside there. She is collect-
ing rent for an illegal structure. Something


must be done NOW to correct this problem
before numerous buildings are constructed
in the area which are not up to standard.
My brothers and sisters of the Dundas
Town community, we must stand together
for what is right. We cannot allow others
to make us believe we are doing something
wrong. We cannot allow our community
to get out of hand with illegal construc-
tion.
Mr. Schaefer, we are asking that you
please do your job. We feel that this is
not too much to ask of you. If you are not
prepared to do this, you should consider
finding a field that is suitable for you and
allow a law abiding individual to continue
the work of our land.
We stand together on our word in ask-
ing you to remove the illegal structure
from its place and enforce residents to
construct according to proposed plans.
We love our community with all our
hearts and will not stand by and see it de-
teriorate.
Sincerely,
Deputy Chairman Newbold
Members: Maggie Cornish
George Cornish
Sidney McIntosh
Wanda McIntosh
Cecil Ingraham


February 15, 2010


The Abaconian Section A Page 9








Art for the Parks raises money for Abaco parks


By Jennifer Hudson
The Abaco Beach Resort and The Baha-
mas National Trust presented Art For The
Parks, Abaco, on January 30 and 31 with
a gala opening evening on January 29.
Several corporate sponsors came together
to support the event which provided an
opportunity for residents and visitors to
view the work of more than 30 artists and
artisans. All proceeds were designated for
the support of the six national parks of
Abaco.
On opening night Lynn Gape, Deputy
Executive Director of the Bahamas Na-
tional Trust, was Mistress of Ceremonies
for the short opening ceremony. She wel-
comed and introduced the Director of the
Abaco Beach Resort, Emanuel Alexiou,
who expressed his delight at the partner-
ing of the Abaco Beach Resort with the
Bahamas National Trust for this event.


He stressed the importance of the Abaco
tourism product which includes its people,
culture, geography, pristine environment,
reefs and wildlife and thanked Lyn Gape
and her team.
Eric Carey, Executive Director of The
Bahamas National Trust, expressed his
pleasure at the opportunity offered by the
Abaco Beach Resort for "this coming out
event in Abaco of The Bahamas National
Trust in aid of the six national parks of
Abaco, the management of which we take
very seriously." Glenn Bannister, Presi-
dent of the Bahamas National Trust, also
expressed his pleasure and gratitude for
this fund raising event "as it is very im-
portant to put infrastructure into the parks
of Abaco."
The Prime Minister of The Bahamas,
the Rt. Hon. Hubert Ingraham, was sched-
uled to bring opening remarks but due to


illness, was unable to attend so Minister
for the Environment, the Hon. Earl De-
veaux read a letter from the Prime Min-
ister. Mr. Ingraham stated that he remem-
bered the campaign to begin the national
park in Abaco to protect the endangered
Abaco parrot during his first term in of-
fice. "The parks require management and
management costs money so I am pleased
to congratulate the business partners and
artists and also the council and executive
committee of the Bahamas National Trust."
He concluded by saying, I encourage you
to enjoy, buy lots and support the Bahamas
National Trust."
A special presentation was made to
Dave Gale, who donated the Tilloo Cay
Reserve as a national park in 1990 but


had never been publicly thanked for "this
very thoughtful and generous gift." He
was presented with a plaque in recogni-
tion and a very attractive framed wildlife
picture.
The pavilion was crowded with pa-
trons on opening night and attendance
was also good on the remaining two
days. There was much to see at the 34
booths and the show was very well or-
ganized providing excellent opportunity
for viewing the varied works of talent-
ed artists from Abaco, Nassau and the
United States, and to actually meet and
chat with the artists about their work.
The original artwork included oils,
Please see Art Show Page 11


Kim Smith, an artist from Nassau, unveiled a painting at the opening of the art show. He
is shown here, center, with Emanuel Alexiou, one of the owners of Abaco Beach Resort;
the Hon. Dr. Earl Deveaux, Minister of the Environment; Glenn Bannister, President of
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Art show attracts hundreds


Art Show From Page 10
acrylics, watercolours, charcoal and pen-
cil, wood turning, jewelry and fabric art.
Kim Smith is the leading pencil artist
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tic drawings primarily with graphite and
colored pencils though he has occasionally
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work is amazing, and he was kind enough
to share his techniques with some of the
young people at the show. An art educator
as well as professional artist, Mr. Smith
says that he feels compelled to share his
gift with as many people as possible.
At the opening on Friday night the Hon.
Earle Deveaux unveiled a magnificent
work by Mr. Smith entitled, Mangrove
Meditation. This is the second of Mr.
Smith's mangrove drawings. The first,
Mangrove Tranquility, was premiered at
the BNT's Annual Wine and Arts Festival
in Nassau last October. He was donating


10 percent of the sale of both works to the
Bahamas National Trust. The painting un-
veiled in Abaco was substantially larger.
"It is my masterpiece," he stated.
Other exhibitors from Nassau were
Jonathan Bethel, Susan Roberts, Tiffany
Barrett, Dion Lewis, Robin Hardy and Sue
Fairclough. Jonathan Bethel uses acrylic
paint for his portrayal of a wide range of
subjects from historic Bahamian homes to
native plants and the beautiful Bahamian
waters. Susan Roberts' fascination with
the undersea world is evident in her oil
and waterclour paintings as it is also in
Tiffany's work though she uses waterco-
lours on silk as her medium. Robin Hardy
displayed an amazing assortment of beauti-
fully turned native woods which included
a coffee table, pens, bottle stoppers and
screwdrivers while Sue Fairclough's jew-

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Art Show is BNT's first fund raising event on Abaco


Art Show From Page 11
elry with a twist, all made with paper, was
fascinating and included beading, quilling
and origami techniques.
There was a large representation of art-
ists from Abaco, most of whom we are
by now very familiar with. Three young
artists worth special mention are Kayleigh
Sands, Attila Feszt and Chelsea Renn.
Kayleigh was the 2009 student recipi-
ent of a scholarship to study at the Hope
Town art workshop under the tutelage of
renowned artist Walter Bartman, and it
was pleasing to see her "coming out" at
the Abaco Beach Art Show. Attila showed
his unique silk screened designs at the
show last year, and it was interesting to
see that this year he
had carried his work
a stage farther and had
on display a large as-
sortment of T shirts
and back packs utiliz-
ing his designs. Chel-
sea's fish prints are
intriguing. She makes
her prints using a
200-year-old Japanese
art form which she
was taught in school
using a rubber fish!
Nowadays she catches
the fish then paints di-
rectly onto it and then
lays canvas over it to
obtain the imprint.
After a little touching
up the finished print is
ready to hang on the Kim Smith from
wall. worked with Eliza
uses to make pain


The Bahamas National Trust, which
is celebrating its 50th anniversary this
year, had a booth to create awareness of
the Trust's work, talk about its plans for
the parks and to get people involved in
its work. A video of Abaco's underwater
caves was shown with cave diver Brian
Kakuk on hand.
At Saturday's event, in addition to the
arts and crafts exhibition, additional tents
housed children's crafts and a food court.
Monica Higgs, children's crafts coordina-
tor, provided the young people the chance
to create their own unique art with fun
and exciting crafts and the children were
delighted to be taking home their colorful
butterflies, fish and other environmentally-
themed crafts.


A special food court provided guests
the opportunity to savour food from other
countries including Germany, Italy and Ja-
pan (sushi) in addition to food from The
Bahamas. Food was on sale throughout the
day and people were able to sit at tables
outside on the lawn to enjoy their lunch.
Mrs. Lyn Gape stated, "Working on
the fund raiser from conception to finish


has been unbelievably fulfilling. The com-
ing together of the community to support
the national parks has been priceless to the
Bahamas National Trust." She praised the
wonderful support received from the Aba-
co Beach Resort and expressed their joint
vision to make this event grow to become
the number one major art event in The Ba-
hamas.


Susan Roberts had very dramatic sea creatures including the grouper shown here. She
and her husband are from Nassau but with Abaco roots. This was the first time that she
has shown her work on Abaco.



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Page 14 Section A


The Abaconian February 15 2010


Breast cancer awareness is goal of seminar


Seminar From Page I
cancer survivors took part in the walk, the
longest survivor being Lyn Major, Princi-
pal of the Every Child Counts School, who
is a 30-year survivor.
Following the walk, the participants en-
joyed some complimentary refreshments
before the start of the seminar and then
formed a huge circle representing a human
breast cancer ribbon. Someone sang a song
which, along with the circle of pink shirts
made a moving opening for the seminar
during which several speakers touched on
different aspects of the disease.
First to speak was Joy Funston, who is
a spokesperson for the American Cancer
Society and is a 17-year breast cancer sur-


vivor. She gave a perspective on her own
experiences with breast cancer and advised
people not to just accept a verbal reading
but to always ask to see their results in
writing. She told of how her breast cancer
could have been diagnosed six months ear-
lier had her radiologist followed up on a
recommendation that she be rechecked in
six months that she had been told nothing
about.
Ashley Anderson from the Breast Medi-
cal Oncology Department of the M.D.
Anderson Centre in Houston, Texas, gave
very useful overall information educating
the audience about various facts regarding
breast cancer such as stages, survival rates
and genetics.
Angie Collie shared what the Auskell


Clinic can offer to those patients not wish-
ing to go to the U.S. for treatment, and
Dr. George Charite, Director of the Aus-
kell Clinic and President of The Bahamas
Medical Association, advised people how
to be responsible for their own health.
Claire Marshall told how she was tested
for the BRCAI gene and described her re-
sponse when she discovered that she had
the gene and her subsequent surgery de-
cision. A poem entitled Scarves for My
Daughter was read by Anne Gearen, who
is a breast cancer survivor along with her
daughter. Earle Bethell, President of the
Bahamas Cancer Society, Nassau, was
present to support the event.



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"Initially there were two sponsors
for the event, Insurance Management
and H.G. Christie Limited, but Chero-
kee Air, K & S Service Station, Fred-
erick's Agency and Albury's Trucking
later came on board which enabled us to
donate all of the proceeds to the Abaco
Cancer Society," stated Mrs. Pinder,
who was delighted with the success of
the event. "Another good thing which
came out of it was that we have been able
to establish a survivors' directory so that
anyone who is diagnosed will be able to
call on someone who is a survivor for
support," she added.


After the walkers returned to Grace Gym at Agape Christian School, they formed the
ribbon that symbolizes breast cancer awareness. The turnout was very good and the
organizers were pleased with the response.


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Abaco is included in breast cancer research project


By Jennifer Hudson
Abaconians were recently given an op-
portunity to participate in a very important
research project into the incidence of breast
cancer in The Bahamas. For three days at
the end of January Dr. Judith Hurley, As-
sociate Professor of Clinical Medicine at
the University of Miami, was on Abaco
interviewing and testing persons who have
had breast cancer for a project she has ini-
tiated.
Dr. Hurley is a medical oncologist who
specializes in breast cancer at Sylvester
Cancer Center at the University of Miami.
For the past 10 years she has been see-
ing a large subculture of young Bahamian
women with the disease which led her to
wonder, What is going on? as this is not
normal. "The average age of women who
develop breast cancer in the United States
is 62 whereas in The Bahamas it is 42,"
stated Dr. Hurley. At that time Dr. John
Lunn was the only medical oncologist in
The Bahamas so Dr. Hurley consulted with
him on 100 charts of his patients to find out
their age. It was found that 52 percent were
under the age of 50 when diagnosed and 44
percent were at Stage 3 or Stage 4 which is
a very high rate.
In the United States only 12 percent of
women have reached Stage 3 or Stage 4
when diagnosed and only 20 percent are
under the age of 40. "This represented a
stage shift from the U.S.," stated Dr. Hur-
ley. Her report was funded by the Avon


Foundation and presented at the San Anto-
nio Breast Cancer Symposium.
Dr. Theodore Turnquest had then begun
practicing oncology at the Princess Mar-
garet Hospital so Dr. Hurley was able to
study 266 women which gave a much bet-
ter representation. This research proved
that there was a very young onset of breast
cancer in The Bahamas. Dr. Hurley pos-
tulated that the causes of many cases of
breast cancer in The Bahamas might be the
inherited breast cancer gene called BRCA
I. In the next stage of the study Dr. Hurley
tested 18 Bahamian women for the breast
mutations in the breast cancer gene. Forty
percent were found to have the mutation in
the gene whereas only three percent to five
percent of American women are found to
have the inherited gene.
In the third part of the study, Dr. Hur-
ley tested women from 200 Bahamian
families for changes in the breast cancer
gene that might lead to the development of
breast cancer. The genetic testing began
on Grand Bahama and continued in Nas-
sau, Eleuthera, Harbour Island and Span-
ish Wells. So far, 20 percent were found
to have the mutated gene. This means that
women in The Bahamas have the highest
rate of inherited breast cancer in the entire
world. This number is almost twice as high
as the second highest rate which is 12 per-
cent among Jewish women of Ashkenazi
descent with breast cancer.
Dr. Hurley realized that she was miss-


ing Abaco women in her Bahamian study
because so many women from Abaco go
to West Palm Beach for screening so she
came to Abaco to do some research and
testing. This will most likely be her last
stop before her next big analysis though
she may also visit Andros and Exuma.
On Abaco Dr. Hurley met with 11 peo-
ple from 10 different families and tested
nine of those. "The test is done from saliva
as more DNA is obtained from saliva than
blood," explained Dr. Hurley. The saliva
is collected and sent to Canada to the labo-
ratory of Dr. Narod a world famous epi-
demiologist. This is funded by Konen for
the Cure in the United States and Ride for
Hope in Eleuthera. "The gene is long and
can have many mutations so this is a work
in progress and we will retest," stated Dr.
Hurley. The present cost is $3,600 for one
person's test (in the study it is free) but it
is hoped in the future that a cheaper test
will be developed. Persons testing positive


for the gene have a 60 to 80 percent chance
of developing breast cancer and a 20 per-
cent to 50 percent risk for ovarian cancer.
There are various ways in which these per-
sons can try to prevent the disease, some
of which are bilateral mastectomy, remov-
al of the ovaries after child bearing and a
Tamoxifen pill taken for five years. If a
women does not want to take preventative
measures, she can go for earlier, more fre-
quent and more intensive screening so that
she can find a cancer when it is small and
curable.
Assisting Dr. Hurley was Talia Donen-
berg, Genetic Counselor at the Sylvester
Cancer Center, University of Miami. "The
Cancer Societies in Nassau, Grand Bahama
and Abaco have been unbelievable in help-
ing with both testing and outreach," stated
Dr. Hurley. If anyone is tested with posi-
tive results in each Family Island, Dr. Hur-
ley will return to do a workshop to explain
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A Capella group enter-
tains during fund raiser
By Timothy Roberts
Shere Khan, an a capella group from
Princeton University in New Jersey, per-
formed before an appreciative audience of
about 150 during a fund raiser for New Vi-
sion's Youth Ministry and Forest Heights
Academy's PTA.
The group performed various modern
contemporary songs including pop hits
from the Beatles, Fiona Apple, Rilo Kiley,
Crosby, Stills Nash and Young, Counting
Crows and other popular radio music span-
ning the past four decades.
They performed at Every Child Counts
and Forest Height
Academy earlier in Cancer S
the week as well as
enjoying a trip to
Hope Town where
they held two con-
certs to assist the
Methodist Church's
Youth Mission.
They held an hour
long workshop for
the students at For-
est Heights teaching
about the parts that
make up a capella
music and encour-
aged them to join
groups like theirs. British American
Shere Khan, who Denim Day when
came together for the This was in aid o
first time in 1993, has 5.S/ ,H are Travis
visited Abaco four ish American Fina
times since 2002, Cancer Society; a
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14 made the trip to Abaco) seven are visit-
ing for the second time.
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love coming to Abaco. They enjoy friend-
liness and closeness they feel while visit-
ing. They are all close friends which make
traveling together more fun.
After the concert they made available
some of their past albums including a
demo of their sixth studio release which
had not yet been released anywhere else.
They are a diverse group coming from
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Algeria, London and Hong Kong.
Credit Union presents
proposed building plans
By Samantha V. Evans
A lot of persons have been wondering
what will be constructed on that large track
of cleared land on the corner of Central
Pines and Forest Drive north of Central
Abaco Primary School. It is the site for the
future home of the Teachers and Salaried
Workers Union that currently has an office
in Marsh Harbour. Also proposed for this
site is a two storey complex to house vari-
ous businesses.
The Counselors Ltd. of Nassau was
hired to conduct a quantitative study to
gather feedback from the community to
assist the bank with making its final deter-
minations. On February 3rd Margaret Al-
bury from The Counselors was on Abaco
to begin the survey portion of the research.
The survey process ended on Thursday.


According to Ms. Albury, they assessed
the community, then decided on the areas
to be surveyed that included Treasure Cay,
Green Turtle Cay, the Mudd, Pigeon Peas
and Marsh Harbour.
Ms. Albury got feedback from the resi-
dents who went to the Anglican Parish
Hall that evening to view the plans and fill
out the survey. They gave suggestions on
what types of businesses they would like
to see in that area and which ones they do
not desire. After the data is compiled, a fo-
cus group will be formed with the business
community and one with Abaco residents.
The findings will then be presented to the
executives of Teachers and Salaried Union
who will decide on the final structure of
the building and the start date. This infor-
mation may be made available to members
of this Union but this has not yet been de-
termined.

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Sybil's House in Dundas Town. Pictured is Mrs. Newell receiving the prize from Ber-
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Central From Page 16
Haitian community
raised funds for Haiti
By Navardo Saunders
Only a small crowd of people attended
the event that was organized by the Haitian
community to raise funds for earthquake
victims in Haiti on February 6 at the BAIC
property in Marsh Harbour. It seemed
that a lot of people did not know about the
event, which took place on short notice.
A number of bands including the popu-
lar Haitian band New Entry performed as
well as the Impact band. Steak dinners,
conch fritters and other food and beverages
were available.


Members of the Haitian community who
organized the event were disappointed with
the poor turnout. Due to the lack of sup-
port, only a nominal amount of money was
raised.
Organizers are contemplating holding
other events to raise money to help their
countrymen recover and rebuild following
the devastating earthquake that left much of
the Haitian capital Port au Prince in ruins.
Organizers appealed to people wanting
to assist to donate money, food, clothing
or water to the Red Cross in Abaco. Haiti
will need long-term assistance in order to
get back on its feet.
Organizers thanked the Bahamian peo-
ple for all their generosity, saying that they
truly appreciate the support.


Dinghy dock at Union
Jack is repaired
By Rita Reis Wieczorek,
Rear Commodore, RMHYC
Over 15 members of the Royal Marsh
Harbour Yacht Club gathered at the din-
ghy dock on the Union Jack Pier to repair
the dinghy float in Marsh Harbour. This
season the dock was in great disrepair and
required a lot of work, an entire day, to
get it back in shape for public use. Since
one corner of the float was sinking, the


dock had to be placed on its side so the un-
derneath could be repaired shoring up the
frame and placing new float material and
new chains on it. Each year the RMHYC
has maintained this float for the boating
community. The work was successful and
is appreciated by many boaters who use
the dinghy dock to run errands, shop for
groceries, exercise, go to restaurants or the
beach on the mainland and just leave their
Please see Central Page 18


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munity on January 17 to assure them of the support that would be given to Haiti and to
appraise them of the various programs throughout The Bahamas that were raising money
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Central From Page 17 However, Royal Bank has launched an educational expense, purchasing property ficials were present along with three Hai-
Asue program that it believes will meet the or a new car, the bank will offer special dan pastors, Barbara Johnson of the Red
boats for a couple of hours. Commodore needs of its clients that is safe and secure. benefits such as reducing fees and prefer- Cross; Silbert Mills, co-chairman; and
Jim Fenn, Rear Commodores David Bau- Beginning late last year, the bank began ring interest rates. Pattie Toler, who represented the boating
ereis and Ray Vallerie provided the leader- promoting the program and every month This program may not be offered for- community.
ship for this project. customers are reminded of the power of ever so persons are encouraged to take ad- Mr. Cooper gave a recap of the meeting
Royal Bank launches saving money for the future. The way this vantage of it today. with the Haitian community at the Seventh
program works is that the customer de- NEMA discussed Day Adventist Church on January 17. It
ASUE program cides how many hands they want to throw was a success adding that it was a good
By Samantha V. Evans at once. To assist them with meeting their assistance for Haiti way to extend sympathy on behalf of Aba-
Asue is a familiar thing for Bahamians financial goal, the bank has financial advi- By Canishka Alexander co to persons affected by the disaster.
as for years many persons have taken part sors who can help with this process. The A meeting was called for NEMA (the Turning to the Haitian pastors, Mr.
in one as a means of saving and multiply- program lasts for a year but this advisor National Emergency Management Agency) Cooper said it is amazing how good could
ing their funds. However, today, many can also help them to decide on a draw date on January 21 at the Department of Educa- come out of a disastrous situation. Mr.
persons find an Asue to be an insecure way based on their financial goal. For persons tion concerning aid being sent to Haiti. The
of multiplying money due to the dishonesty who open an Asue account for a worth- meeting was chaired by Administrator Ce- Please see Central Page 20
of some of the participants. while purpose such as purchasing a home, phas Cooper. A number of government of-

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Galleon Bay # 744 19,256 s/f cleared canal parcel with
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Dolphin Beach Estates # 1412 Exceptional 20,000 s/f
waterfront parcel on Sea of Abaco with 145' of elevated
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Atlantic Oceanfront Parcel #746 Approx. 1 acre
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Ocean View Parcel Near Beach # 1502- Elevated
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Inland Lot Near Beach # 1176 Large 21,450 s/f
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Boiling Hole Parcel # 1022 Total 11 acres sea-to-sea
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Sunset Ridge Community Lots # 570 14 spacious
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"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
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"Double Eagle" # 757 Recently renovated 3 bed, 3
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canal front parcel. 95' sea wall, 68' fully serviced dock.
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Waterftront House (Under Construction) # 1374 -
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# 823 10,150 +/- s/f canal lot w/130' frontage & 105'
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# 1258 9,000 s/f canal lot, 87' water frontage, 160' lay-
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# 602 15,334 s/f canal comer lot w/197' seawall.
$299,500.
# 704 10,400 s/f elevated canal lot w/104' deep weather
canal frontage. Sea views, walk to beach. $239,500.
# 1080 12,100 s/f canal parcel with 110' sea walled canal
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# 811 10,400 s/f sea view corner lot with 194' of road
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# 998 13,459 s/f canal view corner lot, near beach
$96,500.
#567 2.139 acres on highway near Leisure Lee. 50'
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"Summertime" # Ocean BI,,(uperb 3 bed, 2 bath
beach home plus 2 be.,J guest house. 3,600 s/f
under air. Tastefulfirnished. 1.37 acres, 133' beach
frontage. $3,995,000.
"Casuarina Beach House" #1512 Ocean Blvd,
furnished 6 bed, 5.5 bath 2 level beach home & efficiency
apt. 6,600 s/f living space, pool, 27,600 s/f parcel, 80'
beach frontage. Excellent rental income. $2,950,000.
"Another World"# 1007 Ocean Blvd. 4 bed, 4.5 bath,
3,500 s/f furnished beachfront home, pool, patio &
garage on 1.2 landscaped acres. Excellent rental income
history. $2,500,000.
"Avalon "# 1516 Exceptional 3 bed, 2 bath
Windward Beach home. Immaculately maintained, well
appointed, 2,500 s/f under roof, 2,200 s/f open &
covered patios. 24,440 s/f parcel with 175' sandy beach.
$2,321,000.
"Sandpiper" # 1265 Ocean Blvd. 3,000 s/fbi-level
furnished home on 1.87 acres with 180' sandy beach
frontage. $2,235,000.
"Tranquility" # 1307 4 bed, 5 bath, furnished two
storey Brigantine Canal home on 2 lots. 3,580 s/f under
roof, plus decks & balconies. 90' canal frontage, dock,
boat lift, plus sea views from virtually every room.
Tastefully decorated, excellent condition. $2,200,000.

"Trident House" #317- 3 bed, 3.5 bath, furnished
3,500 s/f beach front home. Breath-taking beach & sea
views. Good rental income. NOW $1,999,000.
Cutwater Way Canal Home # 1524 3 bed, 3 bath,
3,600 s/f home on Brigantine Bay. Newly built in 2008,
elegantly furnished, many upgraded features. 144'
bulkhead, 70' dock, boat lift. $1,995,000.
"Windward Palms" # 1454 Splendid 3 bed, 2 bath
furnished Windward Beach home. 2,500 s/f under roof
plus 1,600 s/f patios & walks on 16,000 s/f landscaped
parcel with 100' sandy beach. Meticulously maintained,
Many extras, superior sea views. $1,955,000.
"Kokomo", Brigantine Bay 1509 Charming 3 bed, 3
bath, 2 level, 3,000 s/f tastefully furnished canal home.
Recently renovated and upgraded. 10,915 s/f parcel with
102' canal frontage, pool, spa, dock & boat lift. 3,000 s/f
balcony, pool & patio decks. $1,895,000.
"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.
Galleon Bay Canal Home- # 1534 3 bed, 3.5 bath
furnished home includei @ lU, 2 bath guest cottage).
Total 2,800 s/f liv y 1{?ce. 18,000 s/f parcel, 74'
bulkheaded watlr frontage with dock $999,999.
"Windover", Brigantine Bay # 150 3 bed,2 bath,
1,750 s/fbi-level elega ~Ii ed canal home, plus
garage on 10,4 pically landscaped parcel. 80'
bulkheaded cal frontage with private dock. $995,000.


TREASURE CAY

"Toad Hall" # 1373 5 bed/4 hth, 4,000 s/f, 2 level
Ocean Blvd. furnished q 'Y]wew home includes I
bed/I bath apart E'nP adjoining parcels totaling
22,500 s/f. Private beach access. $499,000.
St. Andrews E.ates % 1500 2,387 s/f 3 bed, 2 bath
furnished home on 13,000 s/f parcel adjacent to golf
course. $299,000.
Condos

Royal Poinciana Beachfront Condos -Phase 4
# 716) Premier 3 level, 4.5 bath, plus loft newly
built condos on j*t9re Cay Beach. 2,860 s/f under
roof, attached rage. 644 s/f covered/open
balconies/porches.
OWNER FINANCING AVAILABLE! $1,995,000.
Bahama Beach Club 2046 # 1009 3 bed, 3 bath, 2nd
level Phase 5, 2nd level, 1,750 s/f living space condo,
closest to beach, tasteful contemporary furnishings,
unparalleled sea & beach views. $1,150,000.
Bahama Beach Club 2020- # 1139 3 bed, 2 bath,
1,650 s/f 2nd level beachfront condo, Stunningly
furnished, elegantly decorated. Superior beach &
ocean views. $1,035,000.

Bahama Beach Club 2047- # 1468 3 bed, 3 bath,
ground level Phase 5 unit, 1,750 s/f living space condo,
close to beach, tastefully furnished, numerous upgrades
& enhancements. Superb sea views. $950,000.

Bahama Beach Club 2032- # 1525 3 bed, 2 bath. 2nd
level, 1,650 s/f furnushed beach condo, excellent sea&
beach views. Club amenities. $865,000.

Atlantis Condo 2112- # 929- 4 bed, 4 bath 2,000 s/f 2
level furnished waterfront condo on Brigantine canal,
great water views. Preferred end unit. Includes 2 large
boat slips. Short walk to beach! $865,000.

Bahama Beach Club # 2031 #1485 3 bed, 2 bath
1,645 s/f furnished ground level condo plus private
garage. Fantastic sea & beach views. Community pool,
well maintained grounds. Excellent vacation rental or
personal get-away retreat. $862,000.

Bahama Beach Club # 2005- # 1370- 3 bed, 2 bath
ground level 1,645 s/f comfortably furnished condo.
Awesome sea views from most rooms Overlooks beach
and pool. Great vacation residence. $822,000.
Bahama Beach Club # 2014 # 1478 3 bed, 2 bath,
1,645 s/f 2nd level furnished beachfront condo. Great
sea & beach views. Well manicured grounds, club
amenities. Exceptionally priced at $805,000.

Royal Poinciana # 2511 # 1483 Deluxe 2 bed, 2 bath
ground level furnished 1,300 s/f beachfront condo. Well
maintained. Great sea views, excellent rental income
potential. $625,000.
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) 2nd level, kt /f furnished condo.
Great harbour & m ibews. Well maintained, near
beach, excellent t'al income potential. $549,000.

Sand Dollar Condo # 7- #1456 2 bed, 2 bath, 1,000 s/f
ground level furnished beachfront condo. Wel
maintained, superb sea views, community pool. Best
Value! Priced to sell. $499,995.
Atlantis # 2215- # 1471 2 bed, 2 bath, 1000 s/f
furnished 2nd level "end V10" condo on Brigantine Bay.
Includes 2 storage unniand finger dock. well
maintained, great water views. $485,000.


TREASURE CAY


Beach Villa 507 # 782 Newly renovated, 2 bed, 2 bath
1,150 s/f villa, plus 592 s/f patios. Tastefully furnished.
Many extras. Close to beach, marina, golf course.
$490,000.
Atlantis Condo # 2202 # 987 2 bed, 2 bath, 2nd level
furnished waterfront unit, includes boat slip & golf cart
garage. "Turn-Key", Near Treasure Cay Beach.
$465,000.
Atlantis Condo # 2203- # 1000 2 bed, 2 bath, 2nd level,
1,000 s/f furnished waterfront unit, includes fully
serviced boat slip & golf cart garage. Overlooks
Brigantine Bay, Near beach. $465,000.

Atlantis Condo # 2201 # 1175 2 bed, 2 bath, 1,000 s/f,
2nd level furnished waterfront condo. Recently renovated,
well maintained. Includes storage garage & private boat
slip/dock. Near beach. $460,000.
Royal Palm # 2311 # 1573 2 bed, 2bath950 s/f
furnished ground level co j ~ looking harbour &
marina. Well main i~ ,, excellent condition. Owner
occupied (not a rental unit). Includes boat slip & storage
unit. $425,000.

Royal Palm # 2304- # 1472 2 bed, 2 bath, 950 s/f
furnished ground floor level condo overlooking marina.
Includes boat slip. Rental history. $403,000.

Mariner's Cove Condominiums:
# 1181 4 bedroom. 3 bath, 2 level, 1,650 s/f furnished harbour
frontcondo.t i, .ridl1; rLiurbhii.h i $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.

Vacant Land

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 & Canal Lot Package #941- Windward Beach lot
of 17,542 s/f with 100' of beach frontage on Sea ofAbaco,
PLUS Galleon Bay lot of 17,955 s/fwi th approx. 76' of
sea-walled canal frontage. $1,446,000.
Ocean Blvd. Jumbo Sized Beachfront Parcel # 1266 -
Approx. 52,575 s/f parcel (j.20 acres) with 115' sandy
beach frontage & 46(BO Superior building lot. All
utilities available. Fantastic sea views. $1,386,000.
Ocean Blvd. Beachfront Parcel1 1260 Splendid
44,600 s/f parcel on Tre ,As tS"Beach, 75' beach
frontage of sumit ine sand. All utilities available.
Spectacular t& 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 -BeachfrontParcel 1283 Cleared &
walled 17,542 s/f parcel with 100' of sandy beach.
Sea of Abaco views. All utilities available. $1,024,000.
Windward Beach Beach Parcel #1470 23,151 s/f parcel
with 101' of stone wall & sandy beach on Sea of Abaco. All
utilities available. $843,000.
Windward Beach # 817 1/2 acre waterfront parcel
directly on Sea of Abaco, 124' beach frontage. Newly
installed sea wall. All utilities available. $399,000.
Rock Point # 1543 1 2.000 T landscaped level lot. 80'
Sea of Abaco frontage. All utilities available $262,000.

Ocean Blvd.# 1547/1548 Two inland residential level
parcels of 10,805 s/f& 10,440 s/f. All utilities available,
public beach access. EACH $71,000.


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Central From Page 18
Mills said the meeting went extremely well
and that it showed a side of the Haitian
community that perhaps had never been
seen when they opened their arms to work
along with the Bahamian people.
According to Barbara Johnson, mon-
etary donations exceeded $10,000. She
said clothing and goods are still coming in.
Thankful for the donations, she said that
even when there is no disaster, they always
lack children's clothing and would need
more. The Red Cross needs more food,
particularly canned goods. Christine Light-
bourne, welfare officer at the Red Cross,
was graciously thanked for going above
and beyond in her work at the office.
That afternoon FedEx was scheduled to
ship a container full of items to Haiti for
the Red Cross. Ms. Johnson said FedEx
continues to assist the Red Cross shipping
containers loaded with supplies, their or-
ganization until the exercise ends. A & D
Trucking acquired 18 mattresses from the
Conch Inn. A cheque from the Abaco Club
on Winding Bay totaled $5,200.
"Volunteers are coming out in droves;
everyone is willing to help," Ms. Johnson
stated. Some churches have given to the
Red Cross directly, but it was announced
that many churches are giving through
their main headquarters.
Ruth Smith of the Department of Educa-
tion was pleased to announce that as of Jan-
uary 20, $3,000 had been collected from
both private and public schools, and more
funds were expected to come in.
Pattie Toler informed them that the
boaters had provided a translator for Haiti,


and several drives were taking place. The
fire departments had already arranged six
pallets of items and stacked them six feet
high. A portion of the proceeds from the
Friends of Abaco Animals' rummage sale
would go toward assisting Haiti. Pastor
Sitoir has collected 15 boxes from those
communities and carried them to the Red
Cross.
Expo will highlight
Abaco products
By Canishka Alexander
The steering committee for the All-Ab-
aco Agricultural, Marine Resources and
Agribusiness Expo called a press confer-
ence on February 4 to bring awareness of
the activities being planned for the grand
event and to discuss its purpose.
The expo is being organized by the Min-
istry of Agriculture and BAIC and will take
place on April 16 and 17 at the BAIC site.
The theme is Progressing in Food Secu-
rity. Senior Administrator Cephas Cooper
would like to see island-wide participation
including vendors from the cays.
Anthony Gibson of the Department of
Agriculture said all Bahamians are being
encouraged to grow food. The expo will
demonstrate what is being done and what is
possible in agriculture. Along with certain
animals being introduced like the Dorpa
sheep, Mr. Gibson said they will discuss
drip irrigation and backyard farming.
On the other hand, Ejnar Cornish from
BAIC said his group is doing all that is
possible to assist farmers from the avail-
ability of five and 10-acre allotments of
farmland at a feasible fee to bringing in
Chinese investors to promote opportunities
for interested Bahamians. The two newly


formed farmers' associations in the north
and south will be involved. The North Ab-
aco Farmers Association is headed by Rev.
Stafford Symonette and Pastor Stephen
Knowles heads the South Abaco Farm-
ers Association. BAIC is also focusing on
handicraft.
Dr. Lenora Black, Education Super-
intendent, said the expo is an excellent
opportunity for students. They will par-
ticipate in an essay competition with the
theme Improving Food Security in Criti-
cal Times. Students will be awarded cash
prizes. The deadline for submissions is
March 19. The students will display what
they have grown, and a booth has been al-
located for them at the expo.
Leon Pinder spoke on behalf of the De-
partment of Marine Resources. His depart-
ment will have a lionfish demonstration
and handouts will be provided on a number
of important marine species. Numerous
fishermen are expected to attend.
Toward the end of the conference, Cle-
ola Pinder, public relations chair, said the


expo will include an opening ceremony,
the Royal Bahamas Police Force Pop and
Marching Bands, various presentations,
exhibits and demonstrations as well as a
kiddie corner and food court. A commem-
orative booklet will be on sale for $2 along
with T-shirts. Funding has been provided
by a number of sources, but approximately
$40,000 is needed to fund the event.
Frequent break-ins
trouble business owner
By Canishka Alexander
Although it was the first time her store
had been broken into, Margaret Raymond
is distressed. She is the owner of Gent's
Formal, Casual Wear and Tux Rental.
She was notified of the break-in when
her neighbour phoned her on January 25.
Latoya Williams of Latoya's Exclusive
Fashions confirmed that she had been put-
ting in new inventory in her store around
3 a..m.; and when she returned around 10

Please see Central Page 21


The committee organizing the All Abaco Expo held a press conference to announce plans
for the event scheduled for April 16 and 17. It will feature Abaco agricultural and ma-
rine products as well as crafts. Demonstrations, e\itubus. and informative talks along
with entertainment for the young people and a variety of foods from Abaco farms will be
showcased.






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Central roPage20 cerns about the fact that some passengers man Roscoe Thompson called on the ing, there's some construction going on
central From Page 20 are allowed to take carry unchecked bags government to use the money to build a in Marsh Harbour. Abaconians are feel-
a.m., someone had broken into her store. on flights, new airport terminal instead, stating that ing the excitement as Furniture Plus pre-
Luckily, nothing had been removed. How- "I can't speak for the other airlines, but the current terminal is inadequate to meet pares to open its third store this spring.
ever, the same could not be said for Ms. we check all bags before they are put on the needs of Abaco, which has emerged as The new 20,000-square-foot facility next
Raymond, who described her store as be- a flight," said Ms. Reckley. "That is our the second busiest airport in the country to Maxwell's Supermarket will offer the
ing "cleaned out." policy. We adhere to FAA rules and guide- behind the Lynden Pindling International same full product lineup as the company's
According to detectives who arrived at lines, and we go by the book. Even before Airport in Nassau. Nassau and Grand Bahama stores, but with
the store, an assortment of men's cloth- the government put security at the airport, Central Abaco District Council Chair- additional items carefully selected for the
ing was stolen. It was determined that we had our own people checking bags. It is man Cubell Davis said the government Abaco market.
$702 worth of inventory had been taken. a must that all bags be checked." should invest in a new terminal, as it is "Our Abaco store will be a showcase
Ms. Raymond notified the building repre- While Ms. Reckley said passengers on- extremely important to Abaco's economy. brimming with gorgeous living rooms,
sentative of what had occurred. She was board American Airlines have nothing to Airport employees say a new terminal dining rooms, bedrooms, entertainment
informed that outside lighting would be worry about as far as bag searches are con- is needed because the current one is con- centers, timeless accessories, dependable
provided, but security bars would have to cerned, she has some concerns about se- gested, and many time passengers have no Kenmore appliances, the latest JVC elec-
be installed at her own expense. Ms. Ray- curity at the airport. "The government has place to sit. Checking-in can be a night- tronics, plus so much more," explained
mond said things are already difficult for made some changes to improve security, mare. Krystynia Lee d'Arville, Vice President
her as a single mother, and now she has to but there is room for improvement," she During its previous stint in office the of Sales and Marketing for Furniture Plus.
cope with the loss of inventory and meet said. "I think all bags should be checked FNM government pledged to build a multi- "We are thrilled to be able to assist the
her monthly expenses. for the safety of airport employees and million dollar state-of-the-art terminal in people of Abaco with creating the beautiful
Concerns about the passengers. We are hoping for enhanced Marsh Harbour. They did not. The Chris- homes they desire."
security." tie administration promised to do the same. Furniture Plus has been doing just that
Marsh Harbour airport The concerns about safety comes on the It did not. Now Abaconians are hoping that for Bahamians nationwide from its store
By Navardo Saunders heels of the announcement by Prime Min- Prime Minister Ingraham will put the ter- headquarters in Nassau (since 1988) and
Bridgette Reckley, area manager for ister Hubert Ingraham that the government minal on his list of priorities, its second store in Grand Bahama (since
American Eagle Airlines, said it is stan- will build a government complex onAbaco Furniture Plus will open 1997). However, the owners believe that
dard practice for American Airlines to at a cost of $25 million to house govern- their national retail stores can better serve
check passengers' bags before they board ment agencies. its "Beautiful Third the community by expanding to Abaco,
a flight. She was responding to an article Following the announcement, many Home" on Abaco the third largest population in The Baha-
in the last edition of The Abaconian in people including local leaders such as In case you haven't heard the latest gos- Psntral
which staff at the airport expressed con- Marsh Harbour Town Committee Chair- sip or the sounds of hammering and saw- Pleae ee Central Page 22




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Department Heads discuss plans for 2010


By Timothy Roberts
Senior Administrator Cephas Cooper
held a meeting with heads and represen-
tatives of government departments at the
conference room at Ministry of Education
on January 27 to discuss the events of the
past year and to hear what is being planned
for the year ahead from each agency.
Mr. Cooper welcomed some new of-
ficers at the meeting, including, Jeritzen
Outten with the Ministry of Tourism,
David Duncombe of the Department of
Immigration, Emma Dawkins of the Na-
tional Insurance Board and Leeland Rus-
sell at the Port Department. He also wel-
comed special guests from several civic
groups including the Rotary Club, Pilot
Club, Kiwanis Club and Heal Our Land
who were in attendance. Mr. Cooper
stressed that he would like to see more
cooperation and support between all de-
partments to build stronger service to the
people of Abaco.
Each representative took a few minutes
to highlight some of what they expected to
occur in the coming year for their respec-
tive departments.
For Anthony Gibson of the Ministry of
Agriculture, along with Ejnar Cornish of
Bahamas Agricultural and Industrial Cor-
poration and Cleola Pinder of B & P Con-


sultants, the focus was on the upcoming
All Abaco Exposition in April. The Ex-
position will provide a way for farmers to
introduce themselves to the public and will
raise public awareness and interest in what
is happening and what can be done agricul-
turally on Abaco. Mr. Cornish added that
aside from the 642 acres in South Abaco
and the 500 acres near Norman's Castle in
North Abaco, an additional 1000 acres has
been made available.
Mrs. Outten outlined Tourism's pro-
grams for the upcoming year including
further promotion of destination weddings
and other specials to encourage more visi-
tors to Abaco. She mentioned that Tourism
will be assisting in the further clean up of
the lighthouse at Hole-in-the-Wall. Tour-
ism is getting youth involved with a Span-
ish language program with four students
who have already been chosen for this year
as well as introducing a Junior Tourism
Minister program.
William Davis of the Kiwanis Club
spoke about the need for school zones to
slow traffic down along the airport road
where three schools are located. He wants
to see the upcoming Junkanoo Festival on
February 19-20 involving both Junior and
Senior Junkanoo groups promoted, saying
that it will become a signature event and


something that many tourists will look for-
ward to every year.
Arlene Clarke, Manager of BTC on
Abaco, said that there will be an ongoing
process of privatization over the coming
year. The company will be upgrading Ab-
aco from digital service to IP technology,
and the fiber link that has been started to
connect the cays to the mainland will be
completed by adding Scotland Cay, Man-
O-War Cay and Hope Town to the loop.
Supt. Arnette from the Police Depart-
ment spoke of the changes that will be
occurring this year as a result of the new
Chief of Police for Abaco. They will be
operating under the Trust, Care and Re-
spect theme during this year and will seek
to create a better relationship with the com-
munity. A new superintendent will be com-
ing in February.
Bobby Jones, representing Civil Aviation
in charge of the two international airports on
Abaco, says the new runway in Marsh har-
bour has been well received and that Baha-


mas Hot Mix is expected to finish work on
the taxiway and lighting by early April.
Alphonso Wright of the Business Li-
cense Office said that the government is
passing a new Business Licensing Act
which would make things easier for all
concerned and create a sort of one-stop-
shop for businesses.
John Schaeffer, Ministry of Works, re-
vealed that there has been a contract signed
for the construction of a new government
complex although he did not yet have the
details. He said that road work in Cen-
tral Abaco has been prioritized, and there
would be ongoing paving throughout the
coming year.
Marcus Cunningham with the Baha-
mas Development Bank reported that the
bank is in the process of closing the Abaco
branch. He cited the economic downturn
as the problem and said that for the time
being all business for Abaco will be routed
through the Grand Bahama branch.


Central From Page 21


mas. "It just makes sense," said Troy T.
d'Arville, President and CEO of the Plus
Group of Companies, the parent organi-
zation of Furniture Plus. "After all, we
spent much of 2009 encouraging Baha-
mians to build their local economies by
'shopping at home' in our island nation.
Now we are hoping to make that process
even easier and more convenient with an
extensive variety of products and in-house
financing right here on Abaco. There's
simply no need to travel anyplace else."
Yet for Furniture Plus, there is so
much more to the company's growth than
selling furniture. "We have worked very
hard to cultivate a corporate environ-
ment that celebrates individuals, helping
them to develop and achieve," said Mrs.
d'Arville. "Our employees and our citi-
zens matter, period. So taking this philos-
ophy to Abaco, adding to their economy,
embracing their community, contributing
to their charities and building their em-
ployment rolls is our small way of giving
back." It's this type of forward thinking
that helped Furniture Plus earn the dis-
tinction of Outstanding Business of the
Year by The Bahamas Chamber of Com-
merce last year.
Meanwhile from the shopping center's
newly paved parking lot, Scott Ferguson
commented about the response he has been
seeing from locals. "We're heartened to
receive so much positive feedback from
virtually everyone we have met on Abaco
thus far," said Mr. Ferguson, Managing
Partner for Furniture Plus in Grand Ba-
hama and Abaco. "The people here are so
friendly and warm that they've made us
feel welcome already."
Perhaps the million dollar question is
"When will the store open?" Mr. Fergu-
son is keeping close tabs on progress and
estimates an April opening date. "Hope-
fully, before May 1st," he predicts with
a smile, "and with hours of 9 a.m. to 6
p.m., Monday through Saturday." For
now the company has a "Fly and Buy"
program that allows Abaconians to trav-
el to either Nassau or Grand Bahama to
purchase products and be reimbursed for
travel expenses prior to the Abaco store


opening. Certain conditions apply as de-
scribed on the Furniture Plus website at
www. furnitureplus.com.
Furniture Plus believes in helping cus-
tomers realize their dreams by offering
everything from expert decorating advice
to in-house financing to convenient deliv-
ery options. They also service what they
sell. "We want to thank the people of Ab-
aco for allowing us the special privilege
of 'creating our beautiful third home' in
one of the prettiest places on earth," said
Mrs. d'Arville. "We can hardly wait to
come!"
For more information please visit the
Furniture Plus website at www.furni-
tureplus.com, send an email to info@
furnitureplus.com, or call 242-397-PLUS
(7587).
Lifestyle Classes
By Jennifer Hudson
A new course designed to improve health
entitled A new year, a new you is being
offered every Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. at
the Marsh Harbour Dance and Gymnastics
School at the back of the Van Stratton build-
ing at the traffic light. The focus is weight
loss and nutritional guidance, and the course
is described as "inspirational, motivational
and life saving" by Mrs. Elaine Pilon, in-
structor. Mrs. Pilon encourages people to
improve their nutrition and begin a life sav-
ing programme such as this out of respect
for their own bodies. "Food addiction is
rampant," she states.
Some of the topics covered in the classes
are: Finding your personal dietary truth,
Respecting the body and not abusing it,
Eating healthy, high quality food, Emo-
tional state, genetic heritage, cultural and
family heritage, macro-nutrient intake.
"The course is going well," stated Mrs.
Pilon. "We currently have 10 in the class.
Several more people are showing inter-
est, and new participants are joining each
week. The class begins with a motivational
talk and ends with Pilates exercises. Men
and women are welcome and anyone inter-
ested should call Elaine Pilon at 367-0883or
551-5883. Yoga classes are also offered on
Monday and Wednesdays at 9 a.m.


The heads of government departments meet monthly in Marsh Harbour. At their January
meeting on the 27th each one summarized 2009 accomplishments and told of plans for
2010. They met in the conference room at the Education office.


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


Area Code 242 unless listed otherwise
Island-wide Abaco Listi
Abaco Vacations + 8(
Abaco Vacation Planner + 25 hse
Bahamas Vacations + 8(
Cherokee
Lee Pinder + 3 hse
Marina Albury Cottages 5 cottages
Grand Cay
Rosie's Place
Green Turtle Cay


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


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

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


12 units
6 cott
35 rm
34 hse
9 rm
34

3 cott


Guana Cay


ngs
00-633-9197


Lubbers Quarters
Sea Level Cottages 4 hse
Man-O-War


366-3121


367-3529 Island Home Rentals + 8 hse 365-6048
00-462-2426 Schooner's Landing 5 condos 365-6072
Marsh Harbour area
366-2053 Abaco Beach Resort 82 rms 367-2158
366-2075 Abaco Real Estate + 6 hse 367-2719
Alesia's 3 rms 367-4460
352-5458 Ambassador Inn 6 rms 367-2022
Bustick Bight Resort 8 rms 367-3980
365-4247 Conch Inn 9 rms 367-4000
365-5464 D's Guest House 6 rms 3 367-3980
365-4271 Living Easy 367-2202
365-4047 Island Breezes Motel 8 rms 367-3776
365-4161 Lofty Fig Villas 6 eff 367-2681
365-4636 Pelican Beach Villas 6 cott 367-3600


365-4226
365-4105


II hse 365-5178


4 rm 10 cott.365-5137
12 hse 365-5195
6 units 365-5133
8 rm7 cott 365-5106
519-389-4846
4 units 904-982-2762
9 hse 365-5140
Hope Town
22 rm 366-0133
6 rm I cott 366-0003
7 villas 888-812-2243
53 hse 366-0035
25 rm 366 0095
+ 63 hse 366-0224
3 hse 366-0030
4 cott 366-0154
3 hse 366-0266
6 villas 366-0065
43 hse 366-0053
4 villas 366-0557


Regattas (Prev. Abaco Towns) 32 effic
Moore's Island
Moore's Is Bonefish Camp 8 rm
Sandy Point


367-0148

366-6334


Oeisha's Resort 366-4139
Pete & Gay's Resort 14 rm 366-4119
Rickmon's Bonefishing 10 rm 366-4477
Spanish Cay
Spanish Cay Resort 18 rm 6 hse 365-0083
Treasure Cay
Bahama Beach Club 88 units 365-8500
Island Dreams + 45 hse 365-8507
Treasure Cay Resort 95 rms 365-8801
Mark's Bungalows 4 units 365-8506
Wood Cay
Tangelo Hotel 19 rm 3 villa365-2222
Web Sites with Abaco Information
http://www.abaconian.com
http://www.abacoinet.com
http.//www.abacoinfo.com
http://www.abacos.com
http://www.go-abacos.com
http://www.oii.net
http://www.bahamas.com


Rev. Jan 10







February 15, 2010


The Abaconian


Section A


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

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


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

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



Dive Shops
Abaco Dive Adventures, Marsh Harbour.......................... 367-2963
Above & Below, Marsh Harbour 367-0350
Dive Abaco 1978, Marsh Harbour 367-2787
Froggies, Hope Town 366-0431
Treasure Divers, Treasure Cay 365-8571
Brendal's Dive, Green T. Cay 365-4411
Dive Guana 365-5178
Man-0-War Dive Shop 365-6013

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

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

Green Turtle Ferry to Marsh H Airport $80

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


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


Attractions
Albert Lowe Museum Green Turtle Cay
Capt Roland Roberts House, reef exhibits.......Green Turtle Cay
Memorial Sculpture Garden...................... Green Turtle Cay
Wyannie Malone Historical Museum..................... Hope Town
Elbow Cay Light Station Hope Town
Walk to & swim on Mermaid Reef off M Harb. ..Pelican Shore
Drive to & swim in Blue Hole .............Treasure Cay farm road
Art studio & working foundry- .................... Little Harbour
Working boatyards Man-O-War cay
Pocket beaches i Crossing Beach in Marsh Harbour
Witches Point 3 miles S. of Marsh Harbour
Little Harbour 20 miles S. of Marsh Harbour
Cherokee 23 miles S of Marsh Harbour
Miles of beach are generally on ocean exposures
Treasure Cay Green Turtle Cay Guana Cay Elbow Cay
Man-0-War Cay Casuarina Point Bahama Palm Shore
Sandy Point & more
Items of interest Man-0-War boat yards Blackwood
blue hole & sisal mill Cedar Harbour plantation ruins need
guide Hole-in- Wall lighthouse last mile very rough road
Abaco wild horses by appointment 367-4805 Bird watching -
ask tourism 367-3067

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


Abaco Marinas Slips Fuel Phone
Walker's Cay
W alker's Cay -................................. Closed
Green Turtle Cay
Bluff House ................45....... F......4365-4200
Green Turtle Club ......32....... F......365-4271
Black Sound Marina...15.............. 365-4531
Other Shore Club .......12....... F......365-4195
Abaco Yacht Service.. 10....... F...... 365-4033
Treasure Cay
Treasure Cay Marina150 ...... F......365-8250
Man-O-War
Man-O-War Marina ...26....... F......365-6008
Marsh Harbour
Boat Harbour Marina183....... F......367-2736
Conch Inn...................75....... F .....367-4000
Harbour View Marina .36....... F .....367-2182
Mangoes Marina........29.............. 367-2366
Marsh Harbour Marina52 F 367 2700
Hope Town
Hope Town Marina.....16.............. 366-0003
Hope Town Hideaways................. 366-0224
Lighthouse Marina .......6....... F......366-0154
Sea Spray ..................60....... F......366-0065
Spanish Cay
Spanish Cay Marina...75....... F...... 365-0083
Guana Cay
Orchid Bay .................64 ...... F......365-5175
Boats can clear Customs at Green Turtle Cay,
Treasure Cay or Marsh Harbour


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

Everyone reads The Abaconian .

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

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


Compliments of The Abaconian

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


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


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


Restaurant Guide
Prices $ Low, $$ Moderate, $$$ Upper
(Based on dinner entree range)
+ Picnic tables & restroom only t Provides ride from town
Marsh Harbour
Anglers......................... $$$ ....... ....367-2158
Blue M arlin .........................$ ............ .367-2002
Curly Tails ......................$$$ .............367-4444
G ino's .................................$ ............. 367-7272
Golden Grouper ..............$........... 367-2301
Island Cafe.........................$ ............ .367-6444
Jamie's Place.....................$ ............367-2880
Jib Room .........................$$ ............ .367-2700
Kentucky Fried Chicken............... ...367-2615
Mangoes ......................$$$ .............367-2366
P inacle .......... . .... .. ...... .. .. ..............
Pop's Place........................$ .....+ .....367-3796
Sea Shells .........................$ ............ .367-4460
Snack Shack .....................$.....+.....367-4005
Snappas.............................$ ............. 367-2278
Wallys .....................$$$ .............367-2074
Hope Town
Abaco Inn ............ $$$.............366-0133
Cap'n Jacks .......................$ .............366-0247
Harbour's Edge............... $$........... 366-0087
H T Harbour Lodge .......$$$.............366-0095
Munchies ......... ...$... ......... ..366-0423
Sea Spray ...................... $$ ..... ::..... 366-0065
Little Harbour
Pete's Pub
Lubber's Quarter
Cracker P's....................................... 366-3139
Man-O-War
Hibiscus ...... ............................. 365-6380
Island Treats Snack Bar.................. 365-6501
Guana Cay
Docksiders ...................$$$ .............365-5230
Grabbers ................. $$$ .............365-5133
Nippers ....................$$$ ............365-5143
Orchid Bay .....................$$$ .............265-5175
Treasure Cay
Florence's Cafe .............$...$
Coconuts... ..................
Harbour Cafe ....................$............. 365-8635
Hudson's Delight ...............$ .......... 365-8648
Spinnaker Restaurant ...$$$ .............365-8469
Touch of Class .............$$$.............365-8195
Green Turtle Cay
Bluff House.....................$$$ ............365-4200
Jolly Roger Bistro.............$$ .............365-4200
Green Turtle Club ..........$$$ .............365-4271
Harvey's Island Grill .........$$ .............365-4389
Laura's Kitchen ...............$$ ........... 365-4287
McIntosh's Restaurant .... $$ .............365-4625
Pineapples....................................... 365-4226
Plymouth Rock Cafe ........................ 365-4234
Rooster's Rest ................$$....... ....365-4066
Sundowners..................................... 365-4060
Wrecking Tree Restaurant
Sandy Point
Nancy's ... ...................
Pete & Gays .................$$$ ........... 366-4119


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Visitors' Guide
Restaurants Services Transportation


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





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P.O. Box F-42541
Tel: (242) 352-7421
Fax: (242) 352-2857


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P.O. Box AB-20666
Tel: (242) 367-4204
Fax: (242) 367-4206


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VOLUME 18


NUMBER 4


FEBRUARY 15th, 2010


Uniformed departments attend commitment service
Police, Customs, Immigration and Road Traffic worshipped in annual service
By Navardo Saunders
Police officers were called on to seek di-
vine intervention while carrying out their du-
..ties during their annual service of praise and
thanksgiving at Faith Walk Church of God
lo Cathedral in Cooper's Town on January 31.
: The Royal Bahamas Police Force Band
'and the Abaco Police Officers Choir per-
formed several times much to the delight
of the audience who gave them a standing
ovation each time and pleaded for more.
There was a military-style presentation
where officers marched to the front of the
church with the two officers carrying the
Bahamian and Royal Bahamas Police Force
flags. It marked a somber moment as the of-
ficers remembered their colleagues who fell
from the ranks in 2009. Among them was
PC 3229 Valentino Burrows, 21, who was
killed in a horrific head-on traffic collision
in Treasure Cay on November 6. There was
a moment of silence for the fallen officers,
which included 10 career officers, one po-
lice reserve and a customs guard.
In a spirited sermon, Rev Alphonso
Lewis, Vice President of the Abaco Chris-
The uniformed services held their annual church service on January 31 at the Faith Walk Church of God Cathedral in Cooper's Lewis, Vice President of the Abaco Chris-
tian Council, told the officers that their
Town. During the service tribute was paid to those of the services who have passed away. A segment of the Royal Bahamas Police efforts ,to ldnthewonfcrsmeatlde
'7D 1 ; 1 1 -T efforts to win the war on crime would be


Force Band uns in attendance and led a parade through Coopers Town. 5/wn a here are Reserve Insp. Beatrice Moxey, Insp. Wilson
Delancey, ASP BruceAmett, Supt. Noel Cuny and Supt. Sean Norville-Smith.


Please see Police Page 2


Abaco's Dr. Binard recalls

his work in devastated Haiti
Dr. Marc Binard, who practiced medi- 12 years old when he accompanied his
cine on Abaco from 1998 to 2008, is now physician father to open a clinic in a re-
working in Wisconsin. However, when he mote town, and he has returned numerous
heard the plight of the Haitian people af- times. He has written a summary for The
ter the disastrous earthquake, he felt com- Abaconian of his experiences while there.
pelled to assist. See the first part of his story on page 20.
His first visit to Haiti was when he was


I Local club holds I


Dog Agility Trials


Splash, a standard poodle owned by Glenn and Maureen Koepp, went through the
Agility Trials very well. He is shown in one of his jumps. The Agility Trials were held in
Marsh Harbour on February 5-7and were organized by the Abaco Dog Training Club.


By Timothy Roberts
The Abaco Dog Training Club held
Agility Trials on February 5-7, exhibit-
ing months and years of practice as dogs
made their way through jumps, tunnels,
weaves and more.
On hand to judge the event were Bon-
nie and Daniel McDonald, a mother and
son team from the American Kennel Club


and the United States Dog Agility Asso-
ciation in Tampa, Florida.
The agility runs came in two catego-
ries: Agility Standard, which includes a
variety of jumps, weaves, tunnels, a tee-
ter-totter, A-frame, dog walk (a narrow
bridge standing at approximately four feet
Please see Dog Trials Page 2


Students Donate to Haitian


Students from all Abaco schools donated money for the victims of the devastating
earthquake in Haiti. The total came to $6252. Barbara Johnson, representing the
Red Cross on Abaco, accepted the donation on February 9. On the left is Education
Superintendent Lenora Black and on the right is Ms. Johnson and Leslie Rolle, Senior
Education Officer.

Two international darts

competitions will be on Abaco


By Malcolm Spicer
The Bahamas Darts Federation along
with the Abaco Darts Association is pleased
to announce that the 18th Caribbean Cup
and the 5th Americas Cup is to be hosted
on Abaco on August 20th to 30th, 2010.
These prestigious world-rated tournaments
will involve the national teams from USA,
Canada, Turks & Caicos, Belize, Brazil,
Guyana, Antigua, Puerto Rico, Florida,
Bermuda, Jamaica, Cayman Islands, Brit-
ish Virgin Islands, Trinidad & Tobago, St
Lucia, Barbados and, of course, The Ba-
hamas. With each team bringing about 20-
25 people with them, this will involve up


to 400 visitors if all the countries involved
participate. To date 12 countries have re-
sponded positively.
The visitors will be housed in Abaco
Towns and the tournament venue will be
the Faith Convention Centre.
The tournament is fully supported by
the Ministry of Tourism and the Ministry
of Sports and should provide much needed
income for the island in a slow time of the
year and during the poor economy.
A number of committees have been set

Please see Darts Page 17


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Police Band parades

through Cooper's Town


Agility trials feature trained dogs


Police From Page 1
futile without God's divine intervention.
He commended the officers for coming
together at the start of the year to "get a
word from the Lord. You have started off
this year the right way because you have
decided to put your trust in God."
Rev. Lewis called on junior officers and
subordinate staff to work together with their
senior officers. He also had a message for
high ranking officers. "Leading people is
not an easy task," he said. "Leaders must
be in control of their feelings and thoughts.
If a leader cannot control himself he will
never be successful in controlling others."
Rev. Lewis told the officers that temp-
tation will come and they will be tested,
but they must be strong, courageous.


Rev Lewis urged the public to partner
with the police to fight crime. "This is not
the time to engage in criticizing law en-
forcement officers, but pray for them be-
cause when you are asleep at night they are
still out there," he said. "Encourage them,
help them whenever you can, we are all in
this together."
"Be men and women of honour and in-
tegrity," he added. "Walk upright in the
dark, even when no one is looking. Be a
police force that we can be proud of and
that the Bahamian people trust."
After the service, the Police Band marched
through the streets in Cooper's Town.
Later they went back to Faith Walk
Church where they were feted to a full-
course meal and engaged in a time of fel-
lowship.


A segment of the Rotyal Bahamas Police Force Band attended the annual church service
for the uniformed departments. After the service the band led a parade through Cooper's
Town. The service was held at the Faith Walk Church of God Cathedral that was dedi-
cated in November 2009.


Dog Trials
From Page 1
high), and a platform,
and Agility Jumps
With Weaves which
consists of only jumps,
tunnels and weaves.
In each category
there are three class-
es, Novice, Open and
Excellent, as well as
various sizes. In or-
der to earn a title for
any category a dog and
handler must achieve
a qualifying score at
each level three times.
It was an enjoyable
weekend as dogs and
their owners reaped
the rewards of their
hard work and many
hours of training. The
trials featured a variety
of purebred dogs, such
as the Shetland Sheep-
dog, Standard Poodle
and Golden Retriever
as well as a number of
mixed breeds and pot-
cakes.
The club offers dog
obedience training for
beginners as well as
advanced owners alike
throughout the year
except during summer
months due to the heat.


Rebekah Higgs took Kaite through the course.


Tara Lavalee is showing what her dog Ari can do. Ari is a fine
potcake that was a stray but is now very well trained.


ABACO REAL ESTATE AGENCY
, NEIt ": NEW- GUANA CAY b


CONTACT:
Bill Thompson or Elaine Thompson
www.abacobahamas.com
Tel: (242) 367-2719 Cell: (242) 477-5712


Boat Harbour waterfront
home, 203' water/beach,
protected dock, 1+acres
GUANA CAY


NpS (Uuana Gay Home
$1,750,000 NOW $1,250,000
GUANA CAY I


Lot97 30,606sq.ft155'
waterfront US$579,000
4.0 UANA CAY







Seashore Villas & Marina
$2,000,000


u.ipiIII FaCIUII o LtCso
Lot 93A/92B $129.000


Coconut Tyme
$569,000
NEW GUANA CAY


NEW -SOUTH ABACO





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bed 2 bath in section 1


SOUTH ABACO
Casuanna Point Lots 90 & 91
Casuarinna Point Home
B.P.Shores lots 5&6 section 4
B.P.Shores lot 15 section 4
B.P.Shores Beachfront acre section 1
Rolling Harbour (2) 5.5 acre beachfront


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


$45,000 each
$230,000
$30,000 each
$16,000
$365,000


parcels CALL FOR PRICE
Long Beach Lots 316 & 418 (each) $50,000


Long Beach Lot 31
Long Beach Lots 412, 413 & 414 (each)
Long Beach Lots 373 & 374 (each)
Dorros Cove Elbow Cay
Guana Cay Residential Lot
Guana Cay "Coconut Grove"
Guana Cay Lot 28B
NORTH ABACO
Bahama Coral Island Lot (REDUCED)
Leisure Lee 4 lots (each)


wy n/o me u n., uious enoIUw vvuo u
ews. shared dock 2/1 Coltage on 1/2 acre.
US$839,000 $229,000.
$125,000 Joe's Creek Lot 12 UNDER CONTRACT $49,500
$79,000 Treasure Cay Galleon Bay $95,000
$90,000 MARSH HARBOUR
$457,000 Outrigger 2 Bed 1 Bath house $175,000
$90,000 Sunrise Bay lots from $250,000
$239,000 Sweetings Village lot (REDUCED) $51,900
$120,000 Royal Harbour Lot 26 $279,000
Pelican Shores Harbour Front $1,225,000
$16,000 4 Residential Lots starting @ $51,000
$43,900 ..., 1in -200m


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February 15 2010


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February 15, 2010


The Abaconian


Section B


SIRbahamas.com


New Prices New Listings Great Values


GREEN TURTLE CAY #4936
GILLIAM BAY ESTATE BEACHFRONT 1.7 acres. Best
price on Green Turtle Cay Beach. Highly desirable
neighbourhood. Existing 2 bed home.US$800,000.
Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com


NEW LIVING
LITTLE HARBOUR #5281
OcEaNVEws from 3 bed 2 bath home perched high
above sea level with beach access. Near Petes Pub,
US$450,000. Also2bed 2bah coutge. US$250,000.
Bill.Albury@SothebysRealty.com


ramiJm NEW PRICE
LUBBERS QUARTERS #4516
SUMMIT IMPRESS YOUR GUESTS when you entertain
in this spacious, well-appointed home with 360
degree views. Deeded dock slip. US$690,000.
Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com


iiii ~NEW LISTING
LUBBERS QUARTERS #3785
HUMMINGBIRD COTTAGE & GARDEN COTTAGE
Two cottages with total 3 bed 2 bath, deeded
dockage and beach across the street $480,000.
Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com


LUBBERS QUARTERS #4939
GETAWAY -ABACO OCEAN CLUB Escape from it all!
Cozy I bed I bath cottage with A/C on the water.
Community dock. Extra lot available. $349,000.
Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com


LUBBERS QUARTERS #5231
LOT 4 EAST VIEW 11.181 sqft wooded lot4 lots
from east side of Lubbers on the Sea ofAbaco.
Designated dockslip to te upto30ft boat$165,000.
Jane.Patterson@SothebysRealty.com


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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.
Bill.Albury@SothebysRealty.corn


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MARSH HARBOUR #5155
WATERFRONT -HIDEAWAY EASTERN SHORES Sea to
sea,150'dock& boatliftMain housewith I l/2bed I 1/2
bath,guest quarters with 2 bed 2 bath.US$1,795,000.
Bill.Albury@SothebysRealty.com


MARSH HARBOUR #4736
SUNRISE BAY#7 Beautiful 3 bed 3.5 bath homewith
pool,dock slip,beach access. Very desirable family
neighbourhood. Gated community, $950,000.
BillAlbury@SothebysRealty.com


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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.
Bill.Albury@SothebysRealty.com


MARSH HARBOUR #4989
R FANTASY -WATERFRONT GREAT CISTERN
New 4b/3b home with dockage. Gorgeous pool
with sea views. Guest Cottage. US$995,000.
Bill.Albury@SothebysRealty.com


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.
Bill.Albury@SothebysRealty.com










MARSH HARBOUR #4657
WATERFRONT-THE STOWEAWAY-GREATABACO
CLUB 50 ft dock with lift, meticulously appointed
sea views,also extra lot available.US$1,499,000.
Lydia.Bodamer@SothebysRealty.com


MARSH HARBOUR #5162
WATERFRONT-Suit LAMER-EASTERN SHOREs
2 bed 2 bath plus bonus room & decks.Desirable
neighbourhood. Steps to beach.US$950,000.
Lydia.Bodamer@SothebysRealty.com


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.
Bill.Albury@SothebysRealty.com


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.
Bill.Albury@SothebysRealty.com


NEW PRICE
MARSH HARBOUR #4658
WATMERoPNr-GRANDER-GREATABACO CLUB
3 bed 2 bath,add your own finishing touches.
Prime area with 55ft dock. US$635,000.
Lydia.Bodamer@SothebysRealty.com


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.
Bill.Albury@SothebysRealty.com


MARSH HARBOUR #5232
SEAGRAPE WATERFRONT 3 bed 3 bath
on Eastern Shores with 2 docks, boat
lifts, swimming pool. US$985,000.
Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com


WINDING BAY #5235
THE ABACO CLUB LOT #30 Best
priced beachfront estate lot available.
Over 1.5 acres. US$ I 7 5 0,000.
Bill.Albury@SothebysRealty.com


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
Bill.Albury@SothebysRealty.com




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O. aNE
&N Eo. NEW PRICE
TREASURE CAY #5118
BAHAMA BEACH CLUB BEACHFRONT
Luxurious spacious 3 bed condo. Best Price
in Complex. Reduced to US$799,000.
Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com


TREASURE CAY #2875 TREASURE CAY #4969
FINAL APPROACH CANALFRONT 5 TREASUREDTiMES-BESTPRCEDCANALFRONTHOME
bed 4 bath huge 5,500 sq.ft. family home INTREASURE CAY Fully furnished 3 bed 3 bath on
with 100' dock on S lots. US$1,990,000. 90 ft of canal. Fully serviced dock. US$1,200,000.
Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com


TREASURE CAY #5057
CAROLINA DREAMING' Best home value on TC
Beach. Furnished New 3 bed 2 bath 2 storey
home, full lower walkout. Pool. $595,000.
Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com


TREASURE CAY #5114
TREASURE CAY BEACH TOWNHOUSE
Beach & ocean views, setback 200ft off
main Treasure Cay beach US$389,000.
Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com


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LUBBERS QUARTERS
#4578 ABACO OCEAN CLUB Lot 17 GorgeousWaterView. $225,000. Laurie Schreiner
#4940 ABACO OCEAN CLUB Lot 18 Steps to water. $180,000. Laurie Schreiner
#4433 ABACO OCEAN CLUB Lot 46 Large waterfront lot. $298,000. Laurie Schreiner
#4193 ABACO OCEAN CLUB Lot 87 Interior lot, high elevation. $125,000. Laurie Schreiner
#4580 ABACO OCEAN CLUB Lot 107 Community dockage. $79,000. Laurie Schreiner
#3947 ABACO OCEAN CLUB Lot 143 Approximately 11,450 sq. ft. $150,000. BillAlbury
#4606 ABACO OCEAN CLUB Lot 152 NEW PRICE dockage. $119,900. Laurie Schreiner
#5049 LOT 4 EASTVIEW 11,181 sq.ft with designated dock slip. $165,000. Jane Patterson
#4713 NORTH END LOTS 2 & 4 Beachfront $180,000 each. Laurie Schreiner
#4714 INTERIOR LOTS 14,295 sq.ft. $59,500 $62,000 each. Laurie Schreiner

OTHER CAYS
#4493 GREEN TURTLE CAY Leeward Yacht Club Lots & house packages. From $275,000.
Stan Sawyer
#4533 GUANA CAY Dolphin Beach Estates. Lot 68 HilltopView. $180,000. Bill Albury

MAINLAND
#4071 BAHAMA PALM SHORES Lot 43 Good residential area. $30,000. Bill Albury
#4572 LITTLE HARBOUR -NEW PRICE -.97 acre, 150 ft. harbourfront. $198,000. Laurie
Schreiner
#4689 CEDAR HARBOUR NEW PRICE 2 acres, deeded water access. $55k. Lydia Bodamer
#4632 MARSH HARBOUR High Rocks waterfront lot. High elevation, views. $599k. B. Albury
#4888 TURTLE ROCKS 10AcresWater access, good elevations. $349,000. Lydia Bodamer
#5157 TURTLE ROCKS NEW LISTING Hill top with View access 16,969 sq. ft. and 3,000
feet from the beach. $74,500. Lydia Bodamer
#4803 TREASURE CAY Choice Canalfront Lot. $280,000. Stan Sawyer



#5050 CENTRAL PINES SEAGRAPEAPT #1- 2B/2B duplex. $1,365/mo.
#5053 GREAT CISTERN 3B/2.5B Sea of Abaco Waterfront. $1,635/mo.
#4858 PELICAN SHORES 3B/2B with pool, sea & harbour views. $2,495/mo.
#5055 EASTERN SHORES 4B/4B with pool & shared dock. $4,000/mo.


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Wine Tasting raises funds for Island Roots Heritage Festival


By Annabelle Cross
The Island Roots Heritage Festival
Committee held its Evening of Abaco Stars
on February 6th at the Green Turtle Club.
This was the committee's 7th annual wine
tasting fund raiser.
The Island Roots Heritage Festival
Committee was formed in 2003 to orga-
nize an annual event that would celebrate
Bahamian heritage and New Plymouth's
ties to Key West. The historical ties to Key
West date back to the 1800s when residents
from New Plymouth migrated to Key West
in hopes of improving their economic cir-
cumstances. Some dismantled their homes
and rebuilt them in Key West. The first Is-
land Roots Festival was held in 1977 and
New Plymouth and Key West became Sis-
ter Cities. As the years passed, so did the
interest in celebrating the historical ties. In
2003 a group of Bahamian descendants in


North Abaco's Chief Councillor, Steve Pedi-
can, has Green Turtle Cay roots and sup-
ports the events on the cay. He is shown here
with Annabelle Cross, a Festival committee
member.


Key West contacted the Abaco Tourist Of-
fice with the idea of reviving the celebra-
tion and the Island Roots Heritage Festival
Committee was formed to organize the
event.
The committee of volunteers started
planning a one-day event to be held during
a traditionally slow period to boost tourism
on the island. The Abaco Tourist Office
encouraged the committee to plan a week-
end event and the date was set for the first
weekend of May 2004. The challenge now
was to raise funds for the event! The first
fund raiser was the revival of Guy Fawkes/
Bonfire Night which was celebrated on
November 5th. Guy Fawkes had conspired
with others to blow up the British Parlia-
ment, but was caught and put to death. The
British tradition of burning effigies of Guy
Fawkes was introduced in The Bahamas
when the country was a part of the British
Empire. The first Island Roots Heritage
Festival Guy Fawkes Family Night was
a huge success, and it is now an annual
event.
With the idea of celebrating our ties
to Key West the committee worked
with the Abaco Tourist Office to bring
a group from Key West to promote
the first festival. A wine tasting was
planned to entertain and introduce the
group from Key West. Legendary Key
West entertainer Coffee Butler, who
can trace his roots to Green Turtle Cay,
entertained the crowd. The event was
a huge success, and the committee de-
cided to make it an annual fund raising
event.
The second and third annual wine tast-
ing fund raisers were also held at a pri-
vate residence, but the committee real-
ized that the event needed a larger venue


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to accommodate the
crowd. Green Turtle
Club extended the of-
fer to host the event,
and it has proved to be
a perfect setting with
its enclosed patio for
socializing and deck
area for dancing. The
staff is very helpful and
supportive. Although it
started out as a "wine
tasting," the event has
grown into a social The Island Roots
event where a selec- ing Wine Tasting
tion of red and white late April. Special
wines, sparkling cider ister, the Rt. Hoa
and champagne are Nelson and Dou
served with a wonder- Turtle Cay.
ful selection of hors
d'oeuvres. The committee and friends
prepare the food and over the past seven
years both Burns House and Bristol Wines
& Spirits have sponsored the events. En-
tertainers have included Coffee Butler, Joe
Cartwright, Geno D, The Brilanders, New
Entry Band, Estin Sawyer and our very
own Gully Roosters.
The annual wine tasting fund raiser is
one of Green Turtle Cay's most popular
events. It is supported by local and sec-
ond home residents, visitors and friends
from all over Abaco. This year's Evening
of Abaco Stars at the Green Turtle Club
was sponsored by Bristol Wines and Spir-
its. Guest enjoyed a selection of wines,
sparkling ciders and hors d'oeuvres as
they were entertained by Abaco Star, Es-
tin Sawyer. In a brief speech, committee
chairperson Karen McIntosh welcomed
guests and announced the door prize win-
ners. She introduced Green Turtle Cay's
very own Abaco Stars, The Gully Roost-
ers. The cool, windy evening was perfect
for dancing, and everyone seemed to have
a wonderful time.


Heritage Festival committee held a fund rais-
on February to raise funds for its function in
,l guest at the gala affair was the Prime Min-
n. Hubert Ingraham. He is shown with Carol
glas Wilson, second homeowners on Green

The committee was especially pleased
to welcome the Prime Minister of The Ba-
hamas, Rt. Hon. Hubert Ingraham as the
guest of honor. The Prime Minister has
been very supportive of the Island Roots
Heritage Festival and the committee. He
has taken time from his busy schedule to
attend a number of Island Roots events,
and it is an honor in any country to have
the country's leader attend an event! It also
gives the committee pleasure to see our
Prime Minister in a setting where he can
socialize or just sit and relax with friends.
The event was very successful and all
proceeds will help fund the 7th annual
Island Roots Heritage Festival to be held
April 30th May 2nd. The committee
thanks everyone for their continued sup-
port.


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"NEW" STORAGE UNITS, centrally located in
Treasure Cay town centre. Storage units come
in assorted sizes for boats, cars, golf carts and
"stuff." EXC. Starting at $25,000 FGS
CONDOMIUM DEVELOPMENTS
1. CARLETON LANDING
Prestigious Canal Front Development offering
Carriage House units in blocks of four plus
individual cottages. Both offer docks/ boat
slips as well as golf cart or car garages.
Prices start at $680,000 + 14%
2. NEW LUXURY WATERFRONT CONDOS
WITH DOCKS!
"PINEAPPLE POINT RESORT" Luxury
gated community Treasure Cay's newest
waterfront development. 2 bed/ 2 bath
and 3 bed/ 3 bath condos with availability
of private boat slips. Pre-construction price
starting at $529,000 net (plus closing
costs). MUST SEE! Great investment oppor-
tunity and a great location in Treasure Cay!

3. THE COTTAGES
Now the newest oceanfront development
on Treasure Cay beach comprising 10
individual luxury units
Starting at $900,000 + 12% closing
4. BAHAMA BEACH CLUB
Luxury condominium project on Treasure
Cay Beach. 3 bed / 3 bath / Den / Lanai / on-
site pool and many other features
Starting at $907,500 Plus 14% closing
5. ROYAL POINCIANA TOWNHOUSES
On-site pool and tennis, newly completed
luxury townhouse units directly on
Treaure Cay each totalling 3 bed/4 1/2
baths plus loft bedroom/den
Ground floor garage, 2 bed/ 2 bath with
ocean front patio
First floor open concept living / dining/
kitchen plus master bedroom suite, all
ocean views with patio/ balcony
Loft bedroom/ den with ocean view
MLS $2,075,000 + 7.5% Closing
6. PALM BAY DEVELOPMENT Unit #3
4 bed/ 31/ bath fully furnished Town
House with garage and boat slip with 20'
beam. Located at Palm Bay Development
2,000 +/- sq. ft. $907,500 EXC
Anchorage Estates Multi-family Lots 128'
water front, 22,448 sq. ft. Good investment
Price $474,000 EXC
"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
TREASURE LANDING
Unit #4 Upstairs 3 bed/2bath fully furnished,
direct beach access. Good rental investment
EXC. $514,250 FGS
MARINER'S COVE
Townhouse condos with on- site tennis, heated
pool, office, laundry
Marina view, 2 bed/ 1 1/2 bath, fully furnished,
never rented, extra features.
MUST SEE FGS $295,000
Marina view, 2 bed/ 2 bath and unit fully
furnished- storm shutters- good rental
potential $271,500 + 7.5% closing
Marina view, 2 bed/ 1 1/2 bath fully, furnished
including garage plus vehicle. Good rental
potential. EXC $300,000 FGS
ROYAL PALM
Canal front condos with on site tennis and pool
2 bed / 2 bath lower unit marina view.
Good rental income EXC $526,350
2 bed/ 2 bath lower unit with marina view.
12 ft. boat slip with 12,000 lb. lift. Never
rented. EXC $655,950 FGS
2 bed/ 2 bath lower unit with marina view,
12' boat slip $425,000 + 7.5% EXC
TREASURE HOUSE
Ocean front luxury octagonal units with lagoon/
pool/waterfall. Good rental potential.
Unit #7 Two storey 2 bed/ 2 bath home.
MLS $545,000 + 7.5% closing
Unit #9 two storp" '2 bath home
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BAHAMA BEACH CLUB
Resale condos available in first completed project.
Ready to go. Both units never rented but definite
potential. MUST SEE PROPERTIES.
Downstairs unit 3 bed / 2 bath with den/
optional 4th bed. Completely and tastefully
furnished with many extra features including
garage and Ford Taurus $785,000 + 14%
ATLANTIS
Canal front condo with on-site pool. Bldg 4.
downstairs, 2 bed, 2 bath, totally redone, 12'
wide slip. $459,675.00 + 7.5% closing EXC
"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%
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Second row beach with direct ocean access.
Great view. 2 bed / 2 bath, many special
features. MUST SEE EXC. $460,000 FGS
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
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"Trident"/"Turquoise Seas" You cannot be more
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"Cross Winds" Split level CBS home extra large
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Master bed/ bath suite upstairs. Lower level 2
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dining/ utility. Apartment annex 1bed/ 1
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"Surf Shack" This CBS totally renovated two-
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$1,403,600 EXC
WINDWARD BEACH ESTATES
"Dream Point" Special CBS split level home
located on a corner lot near "The Point" with
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EXC. $996,300 FGS
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6.667 acres on the highway between Treasure
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Ocean front properties
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Sand Piper Beach
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EXC Exclusive listing
FGS Full gross or all-inclusive price
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February 15 2010


News of the Cays I


GTC residents hear
The Captain Roland Roberts Historic
and Environmental Center on Green Turtle
Cay was host to an evening of reminis-
cence on February 4th. This was the first
in a series of talks by local people designed
to promote awareness and preservation of
island history and record stories from the
past told by those who lived it.
The first speakers were Vertram Lowe
and Joe Sawyer, who gave wonderful, and
even scary, tales of sharking, attempts at
dynamiting, then on to shipwrecks, craw-
fishing and how the island has progressed
with the arrival of tourists. Mr. Sawyer has
been working for 65 years and is the old-
est fishing guide on Abaco. Mr. Lowe was
employed at the Green Turtle Club from
the time of its inception until his recent
retirement and is a renowned model boat
builder. An audience of more than 50 peo-
ple were fascinated and greatly entertained


about the old days
by these stories. Lemon grass tea and pas-
tries were served afterward.
There will be a series of these conversa-
tions by other members of the community
who can contribute their memories.
The Captain Roland Roberts House is
open to the public, free of charge, six days
a week, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday thru
Friday, and 10 a.m. to 12 noon on Satur-
day. It is staffed by volunteers and boasts
a unique bush medicine garden.
Hope Town Sailing Club
initiates Reingold Trophy
To encourage appreciation and pres-
ervation of the Abaco dinghy, the Hope
Town Sailing Club inaugurated the "Rein-
gold Trophy" on February 6. It is named
for sailing club member, Janet Reingold,
and is the result of a collaboration among
club officers, Commodore Jack Helm,


Race Committee Chair, Ray Ankers,
model builder and former Race Chairman,
George Holloway, and Ms. Reingold's
husband, Philip Yasinski.
Mr. Holloway designed the trophy and
worked over the summer to create the
beautiful half model mounted on a quar-
terboard shaped like an Abaco dinghy tran-
som with brass plates to inscribe the names
of race winners. The trophy will hang in
the Hope Town Sailing Club.
Created to honor Janet's milestone
birthday, the trophy was presented to the


Hope Town Sailing Club on an occasion
that also recognized the esteemed builder,
Winer Malone, who has designed and built
more than 200 Abaco dinghies in a career
that spans five decades. Mr. Malone was
in attendance for the award presentation
along with Ed Collins, author of the de-
finitive history of the Abaco dinghy, titled
Winer Malone and the Abaco Dinghy.
Although the purpose of the trophy is to
draw attention to the history and beauty of
Please see Cays Page 7


C


The renovated Roland Roberts house in Green Turtle Cay is now a historic and envi-
ronmental center. Voluteers are maintaining it and have begun evenings of having older
residents remininse about the past. The first evening was early in February when Ver-
tram Lowe, left, and Joe Sawyer, right, talked about their youth. Moderating the evening
was David Bethell.


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The Hope Town Sailing Club has inaugurated the Reingold Trophy to encourage the sail-
ing of Abaco dinghies. It was named for Janet Reingold, a second homeowner in Hope
Town. The trophy is shown here held by Philip Yasinski, Ray Ankers, Janet Reingold,
George Holloway, Winer Malone and Jack Helm. Mr. Malone is one of the last persons
with the knowledge to build the dinghies. He constructed them without any plans and had
no power tools but built a couple hundred boats in his lifetime.




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Cays From Page 6
the Abaco Dinghy, the trophy may be pre-
sented to winners of any small boat races
of the club's choice.


Sailing school wins
Gold Star rating
Abaco Sailing is a sailing school certi-
fied by the American Sailing Association,
the only certified one in The Bahamas.


It is located on Lubbers Quarters and is
operated by Mark Gonsales, who operates
the Cruise Abaco Charter fleet. The school
teaches basic sailing and coastal cruising.
The American Sailing Association re-
cently rated this sailing school a Gold Star


school, chosen as an outstanding school in
2009. It won this distinction over 300 other
ASA facilities through the world.

Please see Cays Page 8


Capt. Perry Thomas Janet Harding
Realtor, Office Manager Realtor
Endless Summer #508, Eastern Shores, 2 story, 4 bedrooms, 3 bath-
rooms. 210' water frontage, 80'
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car garage, carport, 15 KW back-
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Great Business Opportunity #506 A restaurant that is ready to
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Triplex in Great Cistern # 902 Two 2 bedroom I bath and one I
Bedroom I bath, beautifully landscape
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over 18,000 sq ft, covered front
U entrances and covered back
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- .. I ready to move in $190,400 gross


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I apts, beautifully landscaped.
New building $293,800 gross




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r #798 3 br, 2 bth, laundry
rm, tv rm, living & dinning
rm, single carport and cov-
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gross


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brand new never lived in
$254,250.00 gros


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Three Unit Town House #0711 3 two bedroom one bath
all with beautiful ocean view
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13,690 sq. ft. $320,000


Murphy Town Apartment #004 two 2 bedroom one bathroom
apts. $160,500


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Murphy Town Triplex #009 three two bedroom one bathroom
apts. $295,000






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bth apts near M&R Food Store $156,600 gross
Duplex #0713 & 0715 2 bedroom, I bath and I bedroom, I bath house
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Abaco Ocean Club Estate. Lots number I I, 44, 112. These lots are priced
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Off Forest Drive lot with Foundation for a 2br/2bth house.
Price $28,500 gross
Bahama Coral Island lot size 10,066 sq ft corner lot $29,434 gross
Bahama Coral Island lot size 10,330 sq ft with foundation that is
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Hillside lot w DUNDER ^n Dundas Town #502
$18,600 gross CONTRACT
Home in Murphy Town #782 4 Bedroom, 2.5 bath, laundry rm
with a car port, lot size 90x100 on Forest Drive. Interior needs renovation.
$151,200 gross
Triplex #504, one three-bedroom two-bathroom that is 1950 sq ft on
the top floor and 2 Two-bedroom one-bath apartments on the bottom floor,
property is 90 x 100 Appraised at $ 440,000 This month sales price $434,600
New listing Large Vacant lot Central Pines 22,047 sq
ft. $43,320 gross
Treasure Cay Rock Point vacant waterfront lots $406,000 gross
Treasure Cay Golf Course lot $63,250
Bahama Coral Island four lots priced at $22,800, $25,080,
$26,220, $28,800
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Section B Page 7









I _More News of the Cays


Cays From Page 7

Barefoot Man
returns to Abaco
By Robert Wilson
March 5th is the date when the Barefoot
Man and his entourage will be returning to
Nippers Beach Bar on Guana Cay. For the
uninitiated music lovers expecting to be in
the area, the annual event promises to pres-


Popular musician, George Novak, better
known as the Barefoot Man, will be back
at Nippers on March 5.


ent plenty of opportunities for dancing,
people watching and strolling on the beach.
The group will be introducing music from
his latest CD, Horses on the Beach. Along
with several new calypso and reggae tunes,
the album features several of his classics
hits. As always, George Nowak and John-
ny Roberts will insure everyone enjoys a
wonderful day on Abaco.
For those looking for something a little
more subdued, a private concert with "din-
ner and dancing under the stars" is being
planned for March 6th. Information re-
garding tickets will be announced.
Hope Town honors
Vernon Malone
Hope Town residents crowded into Sip-
Sip on February 4 to honor Vernon Malo-
ne with a celebration recognizing the high
honor bestowed upon him by the Prime
Minister, the Rt. Hon. Hubert Ingraham.
Vernon and his wife, Barbara (Bobbi),
were just back from Nassau where Mr.
Malone was awarded the Queen's Certifi-
cate and Badge of Honor in recognition of
his outstanding service to the community
in areas of business and religion. One of
59 Bahamians to receive this prestigious
award, Vernon Malone is well known in
Hope Town for the many hats he wears:
hard-working grocer, famous baker of
breads and key lime pies, eloquent lay
preacher at St. James Methodist Church,
cottage caretaker and dispenser of wisdom
and good humor.
Quietly, the good news spread by word-
of-mouth through the community, and the
spontaneous turn-out of more than a hundred
Hope Town friends was a tribute to a man
who quietly does so many good deeds and


Vernon Malone received the Queen's Certifi
and Badge of Honor at a ceremony in Nas.
On his return to Hope Town he and Bobbiw
honoured with a party.
acts of kindness for folks in this community.
The gathering was a well kept secret
until the very last minute. Mrs. Malone
urged her husband, Vernon, to put on the
suit he wore when he received the medal,
saying "pretend you're going to your own
funeral, except there won't be any eulo-
gies." They entered SipSip to the sound of
thunderous applause with everyone singing
"For He's a Jolly Good Fellow."
David Webb served as Master of Cer-


emonies, telling the assembled
crowd the significance of such an
award. Selected because she sounds
most like the Queen, Lady (Annie)
Horsley read the Certificate of Hon-
or and led the "Hip Hip Horrays."
Kent LeBoutillier presented Vernon
with his favorite kind of cake, choc-
olate with chocolate icing, deco-
rated with the image of the golden
medal given to Vernon. Anne Krout
cate arranged for Tom Hazel, manager
of the Hope Town Harbour Lodge,
to bring trays of conch fritters, de-
were
voured by all.
"I'm humbled to receive this high
honor, granted to only a few Bahamians
each year," said Vernon, "and my wife,
Bobbi, shares this great honor with me.
Hope Town has many citizens who quietly
serve the community in generous and self-
less ways, and I am deeply honored to be
considered among them."
All of us in Hope Town are proud to
know Mr. Malone, and in a small way we
feel that the honor bestowed upon him ac-
crues to the entire community.


Marc Binard, MD, will be at

Abaco Family Medicine

February 17-23, 2010

and will be seeing patients


MISSING BOAT FROM CASTAWAY CAY (aka GORDA CAY)



&NAME OF BOAT: HYDROCAT
-' MODEL: 300C
YEAR MODEL: 2000
LENGTH: 30 FT.
HULL ID# : HYC30C55C200
VESSEL REGISTRATION : AB-573-SP
MAIN ENGINES : TWIN YAMAHA
HP RATING: 250 HP

PORT SIDE O/B ENGINE:
/ MODEL#: 250 GETO
S . SERIAL#: 6S3X1000825
MAKER : YAMAHA
MODEL YR: 2007

-- STARBOARD SIDE O/B ENGINE:
MODEL#: L250 GETO
SERIAL#: 6S4X1000512J
MAKER : YAMAHA
MODEL YR: 2007




$ 2,000.00 REWARD

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Viewpoint


... Man-O-War is a special place


By Robert Wilson
The recent comments by Sammy Al-
bury hit close to home when he comment-
ed that many visitors to Abaco are often
dissuaded from visiting his beloved Man-
O-War Cay.
During the years we have visited Aba-
co we also have heard disparaging com-
ments. However, knowing the people of
Man-O-War, we merely dismiss the com-
ments as being made by an individual
more inclined to be looking for a few days
of active partying and unwilling to recog-
nize that working or raising a family in
peaceful surroundings and appreciating a
slower pace of life is infinitely more re-
warding that a fast night out on the town.
Let me submit to you an article which
was published in an Atlanta newspaper
following our visit to Man-O-War Cay
in 2006. While a few things may have
changed, let me point out that the evening
the article was written was one of many
special evenings we have spent on Man-
O-War, and that it should give everyone
pause and help everyone to focus on the
more meaningful issues in life.
Thank you, Mr. Albury, for shar-
ing your comments. Man-O-War Cay is
a special place to be appreciated for its
beauty and the values that the residents
hold dear.


Energy efficient tips
Lower the temperature on
your water heater. It should be set
at "warm" so the water will be no
more than 120 degrees.


By Robert Wilson
Several years ago Carolyn gave me a
table top picture book, A Day in the Life of
America. There were colorful photographs
that instantly captured life across the coun-
try [United States] as it really was. Now,
from our anchorage in the northern har-
bor of Man-O-War Cay we have been able
to observe a more simple life and a few
colorful individuals reminding us of the
happier times that were reflected in my
picture book.
Man-O-War Cay, a small island on Ab-
aco, was settled by a single young couple
in 1820. Reportedly, a 1977 survey indi-
cated that 230 of the 235 current residents
of Man-O-War could trace their ancestry
to Pappy Ben and Mammy Nellie. Today
it is much the same there are the Alburys
and there are the Sweetings. Along Har-
bour Road there are two boatyards and a
grocery store owned by the Alburys and
on Queen's Highway there is a larger gro-
cery store. The Sweetings operate the only
hardware store where charge accounts are
welcomed.
The families of Man-O-War are very
enterprising. Albury Brothers Boat Build-
ing handcrafts a very respectable fiber-
glass outboard boat while Edwin's Boat
Yard does major boat repair. Ralph Al-
bury operates the largest fleet of ferry
boats, providing Abaconians with their
primary mode of inter-island transporta-
tion. David Albury is a painter, real estate
agent and fisherman but also maintains the
boat moorings in the harbour. His broth-
er operates Joe's Studio, where he sells


hand carved, hardwood "half-models" of
sailboats and frame models of Abaconian
dinghies. And Ms. Lola sells fresh baked
bread and pastry from her golf cart to all
that dare land at the Man-O-War Marina.
Casey, an older, friendly Golden Retriev-
er, is the marina greeter.
The last time they counted there were
four cars on Man-O-War. There are some
very small trucks, mostly Daewoos, that
are used to haul freight from the boat dock
to the stores. People here drive golf carts
as the five streets are only wide enough for
two of them to pass. There is only one gas
pump, two churches and a part-time clinic.
The businesses close for lunch from noon
to one and everything is closed on Sunday.
No tobacco or alcohol is sold on the island
and everyone leaves the doors unlocked.
The only time a policeman is on the island
is when the banker requires an escort but
the bank is only open on Wednesday.
At the end of the day, the ferry de-
parts with the work crews at 5 p.m. and
calm settles over Man-O-War, but not
last night. The Man-O-War Pirates have
started their softball season at the newly
renovated stadium overlooking the Atlan-
tic Ocean. Hamburgers and chicken were
grilled on an open spit prior to the game
and homemade coconut ice cream was
available for dessert.
Everyone was there. The team from
Cooper's Town, some 20 miles away on
the mainland, failed to show up report-
edly due to high seas. Not to be unsettled,
volunteers were recruited from the stands,
enabling them to have the required 18 play-
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players. The catcher would also serve as
the umpire. The game started on time and,
as it turned out, the players were excited to
be playing, and the fans were encouraging
their respective family member.
The game was tied 3 to 3 when Wal-
ter Sweeting, the hardware store manager,
attempted a slide into third base. He was
trapped by his son, the shortstop, and was
thrown out by his nephew, the third base-
man, and the inning was over. There were
some good hitters. Whenever a player hit
a foul ball over the fence, it landed in the
ocean. The "little" Pirates would scurry to
the beach to try to retrieve the ball.
The game went into overtime with a
score of 9 to 9 when the crew of Gypsy
Common, joined by a host of other visit-
ing cruisers, started the "wave." Chris,
the marina manager, and "recruited out-
fielder," laughed as his hometown fans
noticed he seemed to have his own rooting
section. The home team won 11 to 9. But it
was a beautiful night and the teams decided
to play an extra inning because they were
having fun. When it was over, everyone
got in their golf carts and drove home.
On our way back to the boat that night
we walked along the street, noticing the
homes and how well manicured everything
was. There was no litter, very little noise.
The only sounds were those of a child
practicing America The Beautiful on the
piano and a group of people scheduling the
next day' ferry ride over to the mainland.
Back aboard Gypsy Common we lis-
tened to the BBC news broadcast announc-
er discussing the war in Iraq. There was
unrest in many parts of the world, but it
was peaceful on Man-O-War that night.


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February 15 2010










South Abaco News


Nativity Show at
Cherokee Sound
By Jennifer Hudson
Although most people had already care-
fully stowed away their Christmas decora-
tions until next December, on January 24
Christmas was still in the air at the Com-
munity Centre in Cherokee. A display of
nativity scenes filled the hall in a fund rais-
ing event for the Cherokee library since the
library is in need of a new reading table
and benches and the community needs two
new notice boards.
A very interesting display of 45 nativ-
ity scenes adorned the tables and each one
was quite different. These family treasures
had been loaned for the event not only by
residents of Cherokee but also from Man-
O-War and Marsh Harbour with one even


being sent from West Palm Beach and
another from Virginia. One normally pic-
tures a traditional nativity set with painted
china figurines such as the one loaned by
the Epworth Methodist Church in Chero-
kee and which is on display every year at
their Christmas services. However, the
variations on this traditional scene were
amazing, ranging from the very simple to
extremely elaborate and from the minute
to sizeable.
The plainest of them all was an unpaint-
ed set of just a few white china figures,
very striking in its simplicity. At the other
end of the spectrum was a set of many
large richly adorned pieces each of which
was very beautiful, forming a quite spec-
tacular scene. The porcelain figures were
clothed in costumes of richly embroidered
cloth embellished with jewels. Even the


This large and very elaborate creche was outstanding at the Nativity Show held in Chero-
kee Sound on January 24. The event was to raise funds for a new table for the library
and repairs to the town bulletin board. The organizers, Lee Pinder and Peggy Albury,
assembled 45 nativity scenes that varied greatly. They served delicious homemade sweets
that Cherokee women are famous for.


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all were placed in front of a very au-
thentic eastern looking building.
The Nativity scenes were vari-
ously created from ceramic, wood,
bisque, glass, cardboard and crystal,
Some of the more unusual creches
included a dried corn husk set from
the Western United States, a scene
carved from a birch disk from the
Black Forest, a set of minute figures
inside a shell also from the Black
Forest, a scene carved into an olive
wood plate from the Holy Land, a
stable made from Poinciana pods and Tyl
a set carved from wood and painted my,
in which the stable folded into a box on
for storing the figures. That was
made in Devon, England by some second
homeowners in Cherokee and was carved
for their son at age three.
Also depicting creches were hanging
ornaments, a manger scene hand painted
on silk from Barbados, and several musical
scenes from The Fruit of the Vine Chris-
tian book store..
The ladies of Cherokee had been busy
preparing a delicious array of cakes,
cookies and their famous Cherokee fudge
which were offered as complementary
treats along with coffee and tea and several
people took the opportunity to sit, socialise
and discuss all of the interesting exhibits.
Bahamas Junior
Certificate Awards
By Lee Pinder
Tyler Albury of Cherokee Sound was
honoured at an Awards Ceremony in
Nassau on January 21st along with three
other Abaconian students, Alysia Boyce
and Deanza Cox, all from Forest Heights
Academy, and Cicely Gomez of Long Bay
All Age School. The honoured students all
achieved 5 A's, 1 B and 1 C out of the
seven tests taken. We are very proud of
these outstanding students and wish them
continued success in the future.


er Albury, a student at Forest Heights Acade-
was honoured in Nassau for his good grades
the BJC national examination.

Manger and Nativity
Scene Showing
By Lee Pinder
On Sunday afternoon, January 24, the
Community Center in Cherokee was host
to a show included 45 different and unusu-
al Nativity Scenes from many countries.
Some were housed in their own creches
and were made from a variety of materials
ranging from wood and bamboo to crystal
and bone china and seashells. Those who
were privileged to view the displays were
amazed that we were able to amass so
many different ones.
Although the turnout was not what we
had hoped, we were still able to raise
enough money to build a new table for the
local library, and we would like to thank
all those who did support the event.
Ladies Valentine's Tea
By Lee Pinder
On February 10th the ladies of Chero-
kee Sound will gather for their 14th an-
nual tea party. The atmosphere is casual,
the teas are always different and the ladies
enjoy games and door prizes. Some of the
ladies have never missed one of these tea
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The Abaconian


February 15 2010


People in the News


Woman celebrates
building of new home
By Canishka Alexander
January 24 marked an exciting time in
the life of Viola Johnson. Lots of family
and church members along with friends
from the community met at her newly built
home in Dundas Town for her housewarm-
ing celebration. You see, a little more than
a year ago, Ms. Johnson lost her home to a
fire. She was at church when she received
the tragic news.
But as she proudly stated that day, "God
has put me back in my home one more
time!" A tour of the tastefully decorated
two-bedroom home was given.
Some guests mingled indoors while the
majority of the guests lingered outside
chatting and laughing as Eston Sawyer en-
tertained them with a selection of gospel
hymns in the background. The mood was
indeed a festive one.
Ms. Johnson was assisted by a number
of helpful ladies who dished up mouth-
watering food to her guests. Two birthday
cakes came toward the end of the evening.
And speaking of cakes, Ms. Johnson's
grandson's birthday was that same day, her
daughter's was January 26, and she cele-
brated her birthday on January 27.
Realtor is joining
Damianos Realty
A true native son of Man-O-War Cay,
Christopher Albury has first-hand knowl-
edge of the cays that surround the Sea of
Abaco. As a young boy, he was indoctri-
nated with a strong work ethic and strength
of character that characterizes the original
Man-O-War
families.
Christo-
pher, his
I wife Rhon-
da and their
boys Noah
.,.and Silas,
live on
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Boating and life on the water are second
nature to islanders like Christopher. His
love for the Bahamas and Abaco is appar-
ent, and his insight and knowledge of the
area can be of great benefit to anyone con-
sidering owning a home on Abaco.
Mr. Albury is joining Damianos So-
theby's International Realty. With over 15
years of experience in property develop-
ment and management services, Chris-
topher can help guide clients through the
process of turning their dream of owning
an island home into a beautiful stress-free
reality. No business suits and no city
traffic to cope with on Christopher's en-
chanting island of Man-O-War Cay. En-
joy fishing, boating, snorkeling and beach
combing everyday.
Abaco girl runs Miami
half marathon
Fifteen-year-old Erinlee Hull of Marsh
Harbour ran 13.1 miles in Miami to be-
come the Bahamas' youngest distance run-
ner. Erinlee completed the Miami Half-
Marathon on January 31st in 2.48 hours.
Erinlee began training for the race last
summer and often could be seen on the
S.C. Bootle Highway or Don MacKay
Boulevard running miles to prepare for the
race. Most Saturday mornings, she would
get up early and head out to the airport to
run 10 miles before the heat set in.
Erinlee is presently a student at Agape
Christian School and plays on the senior
girl's basketball team. Last year She stud-
ied in Mexico, living with a Mexican fam-
ily and learning Spanish in San Miguel de
Allende. She is the daughter of local attor-
ney Rhonda Hull, who also ran the mara-
thon with her.
Only 25 teenagers 15 years and under
competed in the Marathon out of 18,000
people who competed.
Evinrude dealers
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to update area dealers and technicians on
the features and systems of the Evinrude E
Tec outboard motors for 2010. Personnel
from dealerships in Freeport, Green Turtle
Cay, Treasure Cay, Marsh Harbour, Par-
rot Cay and Hope Town were able to view
a PowerPoint presentation highlighting the
improvements and upgrades to these fuel
efficient and environmentally friendly out-
boards followed by a presentation from
Rene Morales of Bombardier, punctu-
ated with many question/answer sessions.
Hands-on instruction was available to all
with regard to the latest in computer tech-
nology as it relates to the service and main-
tenance of the E Tecs. The event conclud-
ed with a 50 question written test. Many
thanks to the staff at Jamies Place for the
excellent food and service provided.
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School News


Agape Christian School
has curriculum changes
By Samantha V. Evans
The curriculum at Agape Christian
School has been revamped in some pri-
mary grades as they are now integrating
the Harcourt and Bob Jones curriculums.
In the junior high school the school now
offers art drawing or technical drawing in
grades 7 and 8 which the students are now
able to take at the BJC level in grade 9.
The students can now take a total of seven
BJCs.
In the high school students can now
choose from literature or bookkeeping and
electrical installation or combined science.
These subjects can be taken at the BGCSE
level. Principal Cecile Albury stated that
these additions have been dreams of the
school for some time so she is elated that
they have finally come to fruition. She stat-


ed that these subjects
will allow the students
to be more prepared,
along with core sub-
jects, to enter college.
Mrs. Albury is ec-
static that two years
ago Agape Christian
School had the first
class to sit the electri-
cal installation BGC-
SE exam as a subject
and both students ob-
tained a B. This year
the school will have
the first female student
on Abaco to take this
same exam. She added
that Agape's electrical
engineering teacher is
assisting Abaco Cen-
tral High School by
teaching this class to
the grade 11 students
there twice weekly to
prepare them to take
the exam as well.


New PTA Board
members are elected
By Samantha V. Evans
Five new board members have been
elected to the PTA of St. Francis de Sales
School. They are William Davis president,
Jessica Spicer vice president, Shamika
Curry secretary, Crystal Spicer assistant
secretary, and Zoe Hepburn Treasurer.
The main focus of the PTA Board for this
year is to outfit the science labs for the pri-
mary and high schools with state-of-the-art
science facilities.
According to Principal Josephine Ku-
mar, the school has adopted some stricter
policies following the directive of the Min-
ister of Education, the Hon. Desmond Ban-
nister, who banned cell phones from gov-
ernment school campuses. Parents were
informed of this and were in full support


Long Bay Wins Grade 4 Spelling


February 5th was an exciting day for Long Bay School as
Duane Johnson won the Spelling Bee for grade 4 held at
St. Andrew's Methodist Church Hall. Twenty-eight students
participated which was the largest number of students for
this school year. When it came to the end, the battle for first
and second place was between two male students. After an
emotional battle for first place, young Duane, left, took home
the trophy. In second place was Justiss McEwan, middle, of
St. Francis de Sales School and in third place was Twanesha
Lightbourn of Central Abaco Primary School. These top stu-
dents and the winning school received a trophy. All partici-
pates were given a certificate for a job well done.


of the school's position. Cell phones are a
major distraction to the learning process so
Mrs. Kumar looks forward to her students
being more focused on learning. To ensure
that the students are complying, random
bag checks will be done by teachers and
administration. Any cell phones found will
be taken and not returned.
St. Francis opens new
year with prayer
By Samantha V. Evans
St Francis de Sales School had its open-
ing mass for the new year on January 8th
at the Catholic Church in Marsh Harbour.
The theme for the service was Celebrat-
ing New Beginnings, Being Peacemakers.
Elmer Bongon encouraged the students to
improve their lives by making good choic-
es, making a difference by sharing the love
of Jesus to everyone and by being peace-
makers. The students took part in a sym-
bolic procession and offered the symbolic
gifts that symbolized the virtues that the
community will share throughout the year.
Scriptures were read and a skit per-
formed by the Drama Club. The team pre-
sented the many ways students could be
peacemakers inside and outside the school.
Teachers' Aides are active
at Central Abaco Primary
By Samantha V. Evans
When the school year began in Sep-
tember, many Abaco government schools
were short of teachers, resulting in many
of the classes being very large. To alle-
viate this problem, Education Superinten-
dent Lenora Black trained persons to assist
teachers in the classroom.
During the first week of January three


teachers' aides were posted at Central
Abaco Primary School assigned to grades
three, four and six. Just recently, a fourth
person was assigned to assist with grade
one. These ladies assist the teachers in a
number of major ways: they ensure that
the students are doing their class work
correctly, mark books, read stories to the
kids, help with the centers and class art
work, organize the classroom and kids'
desks, work with small groups that have
difficulty reading, maintain order within
the classroom and distribute work and as-
signments. The training and assigning of
teachers' aides to this school has been a
major bonus and Principal Eunice Mills is
grateful for the ease of work load on her
hard working dedicated teachers. These
ladies have all fit into the cohesiveness of
this school environment quite well, and
it is hoped that they will remain with the
school throughout the years to come.
Two from St Francis
win in speech contest
By Mirella Santillo
The annual Junior Achievers Speech
Competition took place in the morning of
January 30th at Friendship Tabernacle. A
record number of contestants registered,
19 in all, who took turns elaborating on
why they were Destined to Win. At the
end of the event two St Francis de Sales
students pulled away with the first two
places.
The event was moderated by Chateau
Outten. The candidates were judged by a
panel of Toastmasters International repre-
sentatives, Kalesa Gibbs, Richard Dorsett,
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School From Page 13
Julieth McCaffrey and Datus Farrington.
In the audience classmates, parents, teach-
ers, advisors and Education's Superinten-
dent, Lenora Black, sat attentively.
More girls than boys competed. Most
of the contestants were fluid in their pre-
sentations and impressed the judges by the
originality of their speeches. To accentuate
their arguments, they invoked life mod-
els real or fictitious, people who had beat
the odds through determination and self-
esteem because, according to the students,
they were "destined to win."
The presentations lasted close to three
hours at the end of which the judges delib-
erated on the three best contestants. Ms.
Gibbs, after stating how impressed she
had been by all the speeches, conferred on


the students a few words of advice. She
cautioned them to enunciate with a clear
pronunciation and to use the appropriate
gestures to match the speech content.
She then announced the award recipi-
ents. Ishmael Morley, Chairman for Ju-
nior Achievement on Abaco, presented the
plaques. Quetel Charleton came in first
place. When Octavia Dean McIntosh was
named as second place winner, Principal
Josephine Kumar of St Francis de Sales,
could not contain her euphoria. Amy
Mackey from Forest Heights Academy
came in third position.
The first place finalist will travel to
Grand Bahama at the end of February to
participate in the JA National Speech Con-
test as well as to Nassau for the Texaco
Speech Contest.


The Junior Achievers' speech competition was held on January 30. Nineteen students
competed. The winners were Quetel Charleton in first place, Octavia Dean McIntosh in
second and Amy Mackey in third. All competitors received certificates.


Cantral Abaco Primary donates to Haiti
SThestudents, teachers
and staff of Central
St Abaco Primary School
proved that they are a
S team when Haiti was
S devastated by a mas-
sive earthquake in
January. The school
raised $2000. Then
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mantha Evans visited
each class to encour-
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bring in items of cloth-
ing, shoes and food to
assist the people even
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was overwhelming,
and the school was able to present 15 boxes of items to the Red Cross. On February 8th
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Thank You

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Abaco community.
The substantial financial assistance we
receive from the community along with
donations of clothing and household goods to
the Thrift Shop make it possible for the
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Club News


Rotarians raised money
for many projects
By Mirella Santillo
The new year saw the Rotary Club of
Abaco in full swing, the first event of the
year being the 7th annual golf tournament
held on January 9th at the Treasure Cay
golf course. The tournament, the award
dinner and silent auction altogether pro-
duced over $7000 which will be divided
among the various community projects
usually supported by the Club including
Every Child Counts, the fire hydrant proj-
ect and the library.
The next event addressing an emergency
was the week-long fund raising for Haiti
which started on January 18th, mobilizing
most of the members in a very successful
effort to raise money to buy shelter boxes.
By January 26th it was time to dis-
tribute scholarships to three students in
accordance with Rotary's efforts to sup-
port literacy. During a very well attended
meeting, two junior high school students,
Shacoya Curry from Wesley College,
Cheyenne Turnquest from Forest Heights
Academy, both in seventh grade, and Bi-
anca Albury, a twelve grader from Agape


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Christian School, received their scholar-
ship award by Community Chairman, Rev.
Charles Carey, on behalf of Patrick Bethel,
who was unable to attend.
The scholarship awards were a memo-
rial to former Rotarians. Cheyenne re-
ceived the Michael Malone Scholarship
Award in honor of the recently deceased
Past- President. The Hugh Cottis Award,
honoring the deceased former Rotarian
and educator, was given to Banca, and the
Patrick Bethel Scholarship Award went
to Shacoya. Patrick Bethel, also a former
Rotarian, was very involved in the Marsh
Harbour Rotary Club.
Since the beginning of the year, the
club has enjoyed record attendance to
the weekly meetings now held at Abaco
Beach Resort. Each Tuesday evening many
returning winter Rotarian residents can be
counted among the guests. There are new
members as well as prospective members.
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Virtue and Essence
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As a young girl, Ms Crystal Swain's


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The Rotary Club of Abaco gave three scholarships in memory of past Rotarians. 5irn 11
is Rev. Charles Carey and Club President Gentry Morris presenting the scholarships to
Bianca Albury of Agape Christian School, Cheyenne Turnquest of Forest Heights Acad-
emy and Si o )i Curry of Wesley College.
life was altered by the positive interaction crafts and baking.
of a person who coached her about life, At the end of 15 weeks the girls gradu-
changing the outlook she had until then. ate and another group begins. Ms. Swain is
Inspired by that person, Ms Crystal Swain, helped by two other Murphy Town residents,
a Murphy Town resident, pledged to try Mrs. Joy Davis and Mrs. Eugena Neely.
to positively influence the lives of Mur- The program not only involves teach-
phy Town teen-age girls by inviting them ing and tutoring the girls academically
to join a "debutante club," a place where and practically, but also acting as a "big
they would learn etiquette, manners, skills sister." More than once the teachers have
and self respect. acted as confidantes and mentors, advis-
The club opened in May 2009 at Ms ing the teenagers on how to deal with cer-
Swain's house where twice a week a small tain life situations and steering them in the
group of girls met for two hours to learn right direction.
how to act and dress properly, to control Parents are kept informed of their
their anger and show respect to their el- daughters' progress, said Ms Swain, but
ders as well as acquiring social and domes- she would like more parents' involvement
tic skills such as public speaking, art and and will organize a "parent's night."



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Darts From Page 7

up and work will begin work immediately
on the planning and financing of the tour-
nament.
The Bahamas Darts Federation is search-
ing for willing sponsors for this event and
all enquiries should be directed to Malcolm
Spicer at 242-367-3475, msabacom@ya-
hoo.com. People willing to help with the
tournament should also contact Mr. Spicer.
The tournament was originally sched-
uled to take place in Jamaica, but Jamaica
pulled out just before Christmas. The Ba-
hamas was second in line for hosting and
so the baton was passed to us. In just a
few weeks the response was tremendous,
allowing the Bahamas Darts Federation to
finally agree to the hosting this event.
The Caribbean Cup is held every two
years and has been in existence for 36 years.
Along with the Americas Cup, it is pub-
licized and reported on in the 67 member
countries of the World Darts Federation.
With darts hopefully to become an
Olympic Sport in the 2012 Olympics, the
Bahamas Darts Federation is extremely
proud to be able to host these prestigious
tournaments. Abaco has an opportunity to
put itself on the world map, and we hope to
be able to give our visitors a welcome that
only Bahamians can give!

People From Page 12

fore the students of Forest Heights Acad-
emy and delivered her first speech on Janu-
ary 25. As Miss Scholar, she is expected
to wear her crown and sash when making
public appearances, and her portfolio re-
quires her to speak on a number of issues
relating to teenagers.
Her topic that day addressed the effects
of teenage pregnancy. She outlined the
myths associated with teenage pregnancy,
which often stem from misconceptions
about sex. She pointed out the significance
of education in the students' lives and how
it could easily be put on hold if pregnancy
was to occur. Ms. Morley provided infor-
mation and statistics that encourage youths
to make wiser decisions. "Everyone is not
having sex," she told the audience.
Despite that revelation, however, she
said teenage pregnancy is on the rise in
many countries including The Bahamas.
She advised the girls in the audience to be
on the look-out for older men who may tar-
get them offering gifts including money to
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By Navardo Saunders.
The Junior Junkanoo Parade on Feb-
ruary 19 will be just as entertaining and
thrilling as the Senior Junkanoo Parade
on February 20, according to a coordina-
tor of the parade, Ishmael "Stretch" Mor-
ley. Four schools, Treasure Cay Primary,
Crossing Rock Primary, Little Angels
Academy and Moore's Island All Age,
will compete for cash, a floating trophy
and bragging rights.
The amount of cash that will be awarded
has not been determined by the Ministry
of Youth, Sports and Culture at this time.
"All four groups are working hard, getting
their costumes and dance steps together.
So far everything is going good," Morley
said in an interview. The Junior Parade is
scheduled to take place on Don MacKay
Boulevard on February 19.
The senior Parade featuring six groups,
the defending champs, the Treasure Cay
Explorers; their arch-rivals Spring City


Rockers; the Murphy Town Motown
Shockers; the Sandy Point Earth Movers
and newcomers' Lil Island Slammers from
Green Turtle Cay, will take place the fol-
lowing night.
As far as the Junior Parade is concerned,
Mr. Morley said spectators are in for a real
treat. "The groups are going to bring it,"
he said. "The youngsters are creating some
spectacular costumes; the music sounds
great; and the participants are eager to per-
form." Two more schools are participating
this year compared to last year.
Mr. Morley tried to get more schools to


take part. "We would have been thrilled if
more schools were taking part," he said.
"The more the merrier, but many schools
couldn't get the financial support from par-
ents and others in the community because
of the slow economy."
Hopefully more schools will participate
next year, and the competition will be big-
ger and better. "I'm looking forward to
that because I know that once the economy
improves, more schools will compete and
the parade will be even better," he said.


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BEC's Response to Larry Smith's "Fossil Fuel


Projects and Renewable Energy" Article


Reference is made to the recent article
(Tough Call by Larry Smith) under the
above heading.
The decision, which has already been
taken and conveyed to the writer, that au-
tomotive diesel oil and not Bunker 'C' will
be burnt at the Wilson City plant might
well have been lost to most readers because
of the extensive references in the article to
heavy fuel oil. The article also makes ref-
erence to various other matters, some of
which in the Corporation's view, need to
be clarified. In this regard, the following
should be noted:
1. While a significant quantity of the elec-
tricity consumed by residents at Little Har-
bour, a community in the vicinity of Wind-
ing Bay, may indeed come from solar power,
some electricity is still produced by diesel
generators. For many years power was pro-
vided to the community by one of the residents
who had a diesel generator, via underground
cables and power transformers, a supply net-
work which no doubt still exists. Similar in-
stallations could be found in practically every
community of The Bahamas prior to BEC es-
tablishing its numerous power plants making
a 24/7 electricity service, with all associated
modem conveniences, available to 99 percent
of the population in our island nation.
2. The use of solar power at Little Har-
bour is commendable. BEC encourages
others who can afford it to follow suit. The
average customer, however, cannot afford
such a luxury. The cost to produce power
by solar is more expensive than produc-
ing power by the conventional means BEC
presently uses.
3. The article notes that air condition-
ing is not used. This comfort is presumably
reluctantly being given up by the residents
as use of air conditioning would require
more than doubling the number of solar
panels and storage batteries at significantly
increased cost. Also, a number of the resi-


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dents do not stay at the homes full time,
presumably and perhaps understandably
visiting at cooler times of the year.
4. In addition to the initial capital cost,
maintenance and replacement cost for stor-
age batteries to provide electricity when the
sun sets, the environmental impact associ-
ated with disposal of the batteries at the end
of their useful life must not be overlooked.
5. Bunker C (heavy fuel oil) is used in
both first world and developing countries.
It is used on every continent. Prior to the
expansion of liquefied natural gas (LNG)
terminals in North America, about nine
percent of electricity consumed in North
America was produced by burning heavy
fuel oil. LNG, (another fuel which envi-
ronmental groups in the Bahamas appear to
object to) has displaced a large percentage
of the heavy fuel oil that was being burnt in
North America. Nevertheless, today, ap-
proximately three percent of the electricity
consumed in North America is still pro-
duced from burning heavy fuel oil.
6. Heavy fuel oil has been used for ages
without negative impact to those involved in
its use or to those in the immediate and gen-
eral environs of its use. It can be safely used.
More than 90 percent of the shipping in the
world cruise ships, cargo ships, container
vessels, etc. which call at every conceiv-
able port in the world burn heavy fuel oil.
7. The article refers to heavy fuel oil as
a "carcinogenic residue." This statement
is very misleading and regrettable. Heavy
fuel oil, similar to many products used in
households on a daily basis, is safe when
used properly. Therefore, to suggest health
concerns due to the use of heavy fuel oil in
power plants is not correct nor is the prop-
er context being used. While ingestion is
ill advised, the same can be said for many
other household products.
8. Plans for the construction of the power
plant in Wilson City were announced more


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than a year prior to any construction activity
commencing. Abaconians were used for the
land clearing, surveying and construction of
the power lines amongst things.
9. Prior to clearing of any land for the
Wilson City Project, and after Friends of
the Environment objected to the Snake Cay
site, Friends of the Environment accompa-
nied BEC's representative to view the suit-
ability of the Wilson City site. No objec-
tion was raised.
10. Air monitors have been installed at
the Wilson City site and the surrounding
areas. Data on emissions will be indepen-
dently monitored and various stakeholders
will be afforded access to the data.
11. Development of power plants,
whether fueled by conventional means or
using renewable sources, will impact the
environment is some way. The key is to
balance development with the sustainability
of and care for the environment. Regretta-
bly, a "not in my back yard" syndrome ap-

Chinese sho

farming
By Navardo Saunders
The group of Chinese investors who
were here in November to examine farm-
land has signed a letter of intent with the
Bahamian government to invest millions of
dollars to help boost production of locally
grown produce. Enjar Cornish, manager
of BAIC's Abaco office, confirmed that a
letter of intent was signed in December.
"The letter does not mean that the Chi-
nese are definitely going to be investing in
farmland, but it signifies they are interest-
ed," he said. "It's just a letter of intent, but
they have signed it and we will continue to
dialogue with them with a view to making a
formal agreement," said Mr. Cornish.
While here in November, partners of
Shandong Hi Speed Company Ltd. indi-
cated they wanted to provide local farm-
ers with the resources they need, includ-
ing money, manpower and equipment, to
increase production of their crops. The
Chinese made the announcement follow-
ing a tour of several farms and designated


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pears to be engulfing communities world-
wide resulting in objection to construction
of power plants generally, whether fueled
by conventional or renewable sources.
12. BEC is committed to the sustainabil-
ity of the environment.
13. BEC is pursuing the use of renew-
able energy on a utility scale. However,
it should be noted that at present, produc-
tion of power by renewable energy is more
costly than by conventional means.
14. BEC will continue to promote con-
servation and other related measures to
limit the use of fossil fuels where possible.
15. Mistakes were made at Clifton Pier
in the past, and many lessons were learned
from the mistakes and challenges. Clifton
Pier is presently undergoing a transforma-
tion. There is now great concern for the
sustainability of the environment and sig-
nificant effort is being put into ensuring
achievement of that goal.
BEC Management

w interest in

)n Abaco
farmland.
If an agreement is reached, the Chinese
would acquire anywhere from 4,000 to
10,000 acres of land for their farming proj-
ect. They would donate anywhere from $4
million to $8 million worth of farm equip-
ment to the government.
Additionally, the Chinese would provide
six 40-foot trailers filled with items such
as coconut and pineapple plant, seeds for
tomatoes and a number of other fruits and
vegetables to farmers for start-up. They
indicated a desire to grow livestock such
as cows, chickens and pigs and establish
packing houses and greenhouses.
China, which has the fastest growing
population in the world with over one bil-
lion people already, is seeking to ensure
there is no shortage of food. With only a
limited amount of land available for farm-
ing in China, the Chinese said it is essential
they get outside help to meet the growing
demand for food.


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February 15, 2010


The Abaconian


Section B Page 19


Abaco Cares Responds to


BEC's commentary


Tough Call... Response to


BEC's commentary


Abaco Cares applauds BEC for making
the right decision for Abaco by choosing
Automotive Diesel Oil and looks forward
to implementation of renewable energies to
begin reducing the Bahamas' dependence
on fossil fuels.
1. The supply network in Little Har-
bour is no longer used now that solar has
been implemented. It was originally put
in place to run the foundry, and very few
houses were ever hooked into it. BEC's
implication is that renewables will not
provide 24/7 reliable service for modern
conveniences. Yet the solar systems are far
more reliable than BEC electricity and a
system can be sized to meet the need.
2. According to Larry Smith's article,
solar systems in Little Harbour range from
less than $10,000 up to $35,000. This is a
large initial outlay, but there are NO run-
ning costs. The lifetime cost is lower than
BEC. Sunlight, unlike bunker C and die-
sel, is free. Solar panels come with 20 or
25 year warranties. How many generators
last that long?
3. While not all Little Harbour residents
are there year round, some are. Most are
there for six months a year. The houses
are designed with cross ventilation, shady
porches, white roofs, insulation and ceiling
fans, making air conditioning unnecessary.
Even if air conditioning is used, the cost of
electricity is lower with solar panels.
4. If government would change the
law to allow putting power back into the
grid, batteries would be unnecessary. This
would cut the cost of solar power almost in
half, saving us even more money.
5. Actually, the three percent figure for
the source of electricity in the US is from
2005 and includes all forms of petroleum
including diesel and bunker C (Note that
the Bahamas is at 99 percent). While it
is true that the low cost of piped natural
gas has sped up the reduction in the use of
bunker C in the U.S., it is also true that
these plants are required to install emission
control equipment or change fuel source
to comply with emission regulations. New
bunker C plants would not be able to obtain
a permit due to air quality concerns and
therefore would not be built.
6. Bunker C use in the U.S. is being
phased out primarily for emissions reasons


since the cost to comply with new regu-
lations makes switching to natural gas as
an alternative. Note that most (if not all)
natural gas plants in the US do not use Liq-
uefied Natural Gas (LNG) which avoids
the environmental downsides to shipping
LNG.
7. The article does not mention inges-
tion; however, it does correctly mention
stack emissions. The U.S. Environmen-
tal Protection Agency says that bunker C
emissions are carcinogenic, not just the oil
itself. Bunker C is also known as residual
fuel oil so the term carcinogenic residue is
not as misleading as claimed by BEC.
8. Yes, some people were aware of the
clearing of land which is why public meet-
ings were asked for. Unfortunately, the
meeting request was essentially ignored
by BEC until after construction began in
earnest.
9. Friends of the Environment did raise
objections and asked for a public meeting.
Friends has repeatedly refuted the state-
ment by BEC that they did not object.
10. We applaud BEC for this effort if
true. Please identify the locations of the
air monitoring units and how and when the
data will be collected and independently
monitored and that Abaco Cares will have
access to the data.
11. What is the negative impact of so-
lar water heaters? Of solar power panels?
Some renewables can lower power bills
and create jobs.
12. Show dollars to the investing con-
sumer to prove "BEC is committed to sus-
tainability of the environment."
13. How does BEC know that renew-
ables on the utility scale cost more consid-
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a competitive rate is?
14. Apparently limiting the use of fossil
fuels is not considered possible anywhere,
as BEC is still 100 percent dependent on
fossil fuels. If BEC continues the way it
has, BEC will continue to be 100 percent
dependent on fossil fuels.
15. BEC should be applauded for efforts
to clean up Clifton and also the current
Marsh Harbour power plant, and we hope
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Bahamas Electricity Corporation chiefs
responded publicly to my article last week
on the Wilson City power plant on Abaco.
Most of the comments or clarifications
were fair enough, but two require some
come-back.
The first dealt with the level of pub-
lic consultation for the plant. The Prime
Minister has already admitted that this
was lacking. And civil society groups like
Friends of the Environment are adamant
about it. Effective consultation is different
from simply having an idea that something
is going to happen. And the environmen-
tal impact assessments for the project were
pointless, being clearly an afterthought,
not well done and released long after con-
struction was underway.
The second point was BEC's charac-
terisation of my reference to heavy fuel oil
(which the Wilson City plant was supposed
to burn) as "misleading and regrettable."
In the article I described HFO as a "car-
cinogenic residue," and there are numer-
ous oil company safety data sheets posted
on the Internet which offer the following
warnings:
"Fuel oil may cause cancer. Product
classified as a Category 2 carcinogen.
Care should be taken to keep exposures
below applicable occupational exposure
limits. If this cannot be achieved, use of
a respirator fitted with an organic vapour
cartridge combined with a particulate pre-
filter should be considered. Repeated skin
contact may cause tumours."
Of course, this only relates to product
handling and storage, not the pollution
caused when HFO is burned or spilled.
Here's a quote about that from the Cana-


dian government: "HFO is a waste prod-
uct of the refinery industry which emits
large quantities of sulphur oxide and fine
dust, which has been shown to generate
increased toxicological responses follow-
ing pulmonary exposure in humans and
animals."
When HFO is spilled into the sea, it con-
geals and does not evaporate, often floating
beneath the surface, making it very diffi-
cult to clean up. And while most ships still
use HFO, there is currently a proposal be-
fore the International Maritime Organisa-
tion to curtail the use of HFO in ships due
to pollution concerns.
And finally, the BEC response made it
appear that HFO is a perfectly ordinary
fuel that is used around the world without
consequence. HFO-based power plants do
operate on every continent, but in coun-
tries with strong environmental laws they
must adhere to strict emission standards,
which do not exist in the Bahamas, by us-
ing costly pollution controls which BEC
did not anticipate using at Wilson City and
apparently does not use at Clifton.
However, it should be clearly noted
that BEC's chairman and some politicians
(Utilities Minister Phenton Neymour still
appears ambivalent) now say that the Wil-
son City plant will burn diesel rather than
HFO when it becomes operational in June.
According to the U.S. Clean Air Coun-
cil, improvements in fuel grade can lessen
the health and environmental burden from
combustion. Diesel exhaust, while still
polluting, emits lower levels of particulate
matter into the air, which can be more eas-
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Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
Many asked why I chose to go to Haiti in
the aftermath of a catastrophic earthquake.
To them I could give only one answer. For
me not to go would be unthinkable. I have
traveled to Haiti since age 12 when I ac-
companied my father to Haiti to establish
a clinic in the remote rural mountain vil-
lage of Marmelade. It was this experience
that motivated me to become a doctor. For
this I am eternally grateful to the people of
Haiti. For me now not to make every pos-
sible attempt to help Haiti and her people
through its worst catastrophe would be un-
conscionable.


This is an area outside one ofthe otes t
journalists stayed at sleeping on lounges
Most were afraid to be indoors for fear after
would cause more buildings to collapse.
I planned to slip into Haiti though my
favorite little known back door route, the
island of Provodenciales in the Turks and
Caicos islands. When I heard the news of
the deadly quake in Port au Prince, I knew
that trying to get into Haiti through the con-
ventional entrance points would be impos-
sible. With Port au Prince airport closed, I
knew that all Florida to Cap Haitian flights
would be fully booked, if available at all. I
had learned of the Provo to Cap flight after
sailing from Provo to Cap Haitian in 2005.
This was sometimes a deportee flight also.
I had previously arrived in Cap on this
flight in the company of many Haitians de-
ported from Provo.
It was not a convenient time to go. I
had a two-month-old baby and had just
relocated my Haitian Bahamian wife to a
small northern Wisconsin town, a town
where she had no family or close friends.
There could be personal, financial and
professional repercussions after this trip,
but my problems seemed miniscule when
compared to the struggles of the survivors
of the earthquake in Haiti. On Monday I
announced that I needed to go to Haiti and
started making my plans. Saturday morn-
ing at 1 a.m. I was on the road with a trunk
full of medical supplies and medications
headed for Milwaukee to catch the 5:30 am
flight to Charlotte and subsequently Provo.
I had no definite plans. I did have a goal.
If my trip helped one person, then my trip
would be a success.
Cap Haitian
It was my understanding that many
quake victims were to be evacuated to Cap
Haitian, Haiti's second city. So I would be-
gin my efforts there. I met with my good
friend Nicolas, who owns a hotel in Cap
Haitian. I learned that his mother's house
had collapsed and her Port au Prince busi-
ness had also been destroyed. His wife had
a sister who had been evacuated to Marti-
nique with a fractured pelvis and another
sister evacuated to Miami with a fractured
spine. This earthquake knew no economic
barriers, all levels of Haitian society had
been impacted. I explained to Nicolas that
I was unsure where to focus my efforts,
Port au Prince or Cap Haitian. Nicolas ex-
plained that many evacuees were being tri-
aged at the gymnasium in Cap.
Nicolas's brother related a tragic story
from the day before when he attempted to
enter the gymnasium. A woman thrust an
infant into his arms and asked, "Aide pitit


mwen, Help my baby, please." Though
Patrick is not a physician, it was imme-
diately apparent to him that the infant was
dead. He handed the infant back to its
mother with a gentle "I'm sorry."
Nicolas took me to the general hospital in
Cap Haitian. I was introduced to the senior
physician, Dr. Jean Garcia Coq. I toured
the trauma and medical wards and was
nearly overcome with the level of suffering.
Every bed was full with injured patients.
All available standing room and wall space
was occupied by family who fed
and cared for the patients. I have
been a doctor for many years
but have never been
nearly moved to tears r
in a hospital until that
day. I subsequently .
discovered that the ,
hospital was unable
to do basic labs since
the supply of reagents
was depleted. There ...
was no nebulizer for
treating asthma at-
tacks. This was the
situation in a hospi-
:at many tal serving a popula-
outside. tion of over 600,000
r quakes people. I promised to
return the following jw
day with supplies and equipment
including a nebulizer.
The Gymnasium
I push my way through the
sea of humanity at the front gate -
of the gymnasium hoping not to
repeat Patrick's experience with
the infant. I am also fearful of Dr. Bin
the misery I will see inside the Although
gym. I am pleasantly surprised have ac


to find an organized response to the medi-
cal calamity. Nurses are taking vital signs
and providing the initial care that these
quake survivors needed. I ask a nurse from
Tennessee what she needs. "I have nothing
for severe pain except Tylenol," she re-
plies. Tylenol for broken bones and crush
injuries is hardly adequate. Her eyes light
up when I explain that I have Toradol, a
powerful injectable anti-inflammatory with
pain killing properties equal to morphine.


In the gymnasium I also meet Dr. Saint-
fort, a Haitian -American psychiatrist,
who leaves his Illinois practice every three
months to come to Cap to train family
practice residents. Cap Haitian with its
population of 600,000 has no psychiatrist.
For quake survivors, Dr. Saintfort has set
up a system to provide group therapy for
post traumatic stress disorder. In the gym-


Please see Binard


Page 21


ard sent this picture of the complete devastation he found on his recent trip to Port au Prince.
h he went mainly to take supplies, he found himself immersed in caring for many that did not
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Doctor realizes he will be returning to Haiti


Binard From Page 20
nasium's bleachers, he gathers groups of
100 survivors for group therapy at a time.
At this time he also identifies high risk in-
dividuals for more intense counseling. He
then prescribes medication and sets those
patients up for follow up appointments.
Later in the day the psychiatrist will


an ice-less rum punch by a 14-year-old
bartender. Apparently much of the staff
was unable to work due to earthquake re-
lated issues so a younger crowd filled in.
A woman approached wearing dreadlocks


and glasses. She spoke American accented
English and good Creole.
"Are you the doctor? I am Regine. I
coordinate the care from here at the 01-
offson."


I explained that yes, I was a doctor,
but I was only here to drop off supplies
and planned to leave in the morning. She
Please see Binard Page 24


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ur. sinara witn one of nis patients
reach out to the entire population of the
city with a regular radio show to help
people deal with post traumatic stress dis-
order. For a system such as this to spring
up so soon after an earthquake gives me
hope that the people of Haiti will get the
help they need. I ask Dr. Saintfort what his
most urgent need is. He replies that many
of his patients don't have money for bus
fare to make the return trip for follow-up
appointments. I hand the doctor enough
donated cash to keep many patients coming
back for a long time. I spend the rest of the
day shuttling supplies to the gymnasium on
a moto-taxi, a small 125 cc motorbike. I
balance the large suitcase full of supplies
between the driver and me. I hope we
don't fall. I have seen the trauma ward. I
don't want to be a patient there.
Port au Prince
The Red Zone
We had a late start so we slid into a
darkened Port au Prince, PAP, a city of
3 million people without electricity. Se-
cretly, I prefer this in spite of the security
issues. I am not sure if I am ready to see a
city I love now reduced to rubble. Sliding
in at night will allow the destruction to be
mostly hidden by the darkness, I hope.
It has been a seven hour drive to cov-
er 80 miles in a new turbo diesel SUV.
The road was rough, scenery dramatic. I
have no idea where I will stay or who I
will leave the supplies with. It was my un-
derstanding that PAP had an oversupply of
medical personnel so this was to be only a
medical supply mission .
The offer of accommodations with the
driver seemed to have evaporated. Sev-
eral times he asked where I wanted to be
dropped off. I finally announced, "Drop
me off at the Oloffson Hotel." Of course, I
had no idea if there was any space. It was
my understanding that the Oloffson, a his-
toric gingerbread style hotel was still open,
but many of the journalists were renting
lawn chairs on the grounds to sleep. Many
of the PAP hotels had collapsed so rooms
were at a premium.
The gate of the Oloffson opened with
a heavy creak and we entered the lush
grounds of the hotel. In the driveway were
many mattresses, some occupied, as well
as lawn chairs occupied with snoozing
guests. I spied an unoccupied chair and
planned to ask at the desk for a one-night
stay. My driver would return to Cap in the
morning so any accommodations would be
fine for one night.
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Fr. Earl Hepburn officiated assisted by
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Rolle. Inter-




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survived by .
her mother,
Vivian Cor- Evamae Cornis Reckley
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Marcel, Tyrone, Nyosha, Patrick and
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sha Albury; adopted son, Lonnie Cornish;
grandchildren, Lyndece, Rudanell Jr., Ra-
mon, Raynard, Pearisba, Peron, Shaquito,
Perinique Bethel, Shanaro, Jade, Tercell,
Tyleasha, Johnae, Tyleah, Fanaeya, La-
mariya and J'vaughntrae; great-grand-
child, Arielle Davis; brothers, Rudolph,
Lenward, Eddison, Wesley and Clyde
Cornish; sisters, Jenelee Bootle, Florina
Cornish and Elaine Baillou; adopted sis-
ters, Ramana, Eleanor, Yvette, Vertal,
Elda, Sharmaine and Katie; adopted broth-
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Shandeka, Monalisa, Kera, Rolanda,
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Donnell; nephews, Terrel, Michael, Fred-
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Eddison Jr., Ashton, Jeno, Edino, Steve,
Adeleno, Giovanni, Nigel Jr., Shaquille,
Fabian, Keno, Paul Jr., Jaron, Miguel,
Makeo, Romero, Leonardo, Clyde, Thad-
deus, Lionel Jr., and Cedrick; aunts, Alve-
ra McIntosh, Winifred McDonald, Orlean
Rolle and Shirley Kemp; uncles, Donald
and Benjamin Cornish, Edward, Alexan-
der, Ronald and George Rolle; sons-in-
law, Rudanell McIntosh, Perry Bethel,
Adrian and John Albury; daughter-in-law,
Janice Reckley; sisters-in-law, Elizabeth,
Arlene, Charmaine, Terry and Rochelle
Cornish; brothers-in-law, Nigel Bootle and
Leo Reckley; aunts-in-law, Bernice Cor-
nish, Criscola, Isolene and Vernita Rolle;
godfather, Leonard Sawyer; god-children,
Normajjane Smith and Eugene Baillou;
god-sisters and brothers, Donnalee, Mar-
sha, Maggie, Wilton and Leveiuns; and
many other relatives and friends.
The funeral for Samson Tondo of Marsh
Harbour
was held
at Interna-
tional Gos- 40 ':
pel Mission

Harbour on
January 31.
Burial was
in the Public .-
Cemetery.
Pastor Robin Samson Tondo
Weatherford officiated. He is survived by
six children and many friends.
The funeral service for Lanora Louise
Bain, 62, formerly of Sandy Point was
held on January 30 in Freeport, Grand Ba-
hama. Bishop Godfrey R. Williams offici-
ated, assisted by Rev. Napoleon Roberts
and Min. Beluh Fowler. Interment was on


Grand Ba-
hama.
She is L
survived by
her beloved
husband Ed-
ward Bain;
children "
Prescott
Bain Sr., Lanora Louise Bain
Lisa Bowe,
Lovie McIntosh, Hope Major, Valentino
Adderley, Glen Campbell and Novie Stu-
art; grandchildren Preneeka Bain, Prescott
Bain Jr., Hannah Bain, Christian and Briah
Bowe, Curtis Jr. and Cayden Major, Kha-
liel Taylor and Lawrence McIntosh; step-
father Capt. Ernest Dean Sr.; sisters Shir-
ley Saunders, Susie Duncombe, Salomi
Gibson, Sharon Scott, Carolyn and Chris-
tine Dean; brothers Wilfred Clarke, Mar-
cus, James, Jonathan and Ernest Dean Jr.;
daughter-in-law Nicole Bain; sons-in-law
Stanley Bowe, Larry McIntosh and Curtis
Major; nieces: Kamisha Clarke, Charlene,
Darlene, Pamela, Kathleen and Mercy
Adderley, Shawn Bain, Karen, Vanessa,
Yvette and Ingrid Lightbourne, Akila
Gibson, Carmen Cornish, Portia Bethel,
Willimae Edgecome, Lydia, Inger, Mia,
Jayette, Cece, NaeNae, Shawntee, Mandy
Dean, Jessica and Amissa Capron, Sher-
wanda and Shermona Culmer, Rochelle
and Novie Stuart, Vanessa and Valerie;
nephews Valentino, Thomas, and Bobby
Adderley, William, Timmy and Miguel
Bain, JC, Johnny and, Jerry Saunders,
Quincy and Marcus Dean, Rudy, Jameel
and James Lightbourne and Ralph Dames;
sister-in-laws Monique Clarke, Gloria Ad-
derley, Beryl Bain, Mary Capron, Yvonne
Bain, Roselda Clarke, Aladice Culmer,
Vickie Butler, Lynn, Naomi, Stephanie
and Ceceal Dean; brother-in-laws An-


thony and Leon Bain, Leslie Adderley,
Carrington Lightbourne, Emil Saunders
and Gerard Lightbourne; godchildren in-
cluding Darlene Roker, Cathleen Darville,
Ivoree Tinker, L'Dina Pelacanos, Rodaina
Roker, Shanny Williams, Daphnee and
Nadine Bain, Kenny McKinney and Ri-
cardo Wells; and many other relatives and
friends.
The funeral for Hector Alcide, 28, of
Marsh Harbour was held on February 6th
at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church in
Marsh Harbour. Father Rodger Madrazo
officiated. Interment was in the Marsh
Harbour Public Cemetery.
Hector Alcide is survived by his wife,
Aurelia Retioma; mother; Macquila Paul;
father, Emile Alcide; brothers, Miquelange
Alcide and Maxonne Alcide Meriles; sis-
ters, Roslyn August and Emilienne Alcide;
uncles, Arena Cadeau and Basil Paul; aunt,
Maria Paul; father-in-law, Morilien Petrio-

in-law, La-
via Dieujust;
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law, Odiue
Petiomajori-
lis Etioma,
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nis Moisy, Hector Alcide
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Herlin Michel; nephews-in-law, Dondlay
Michel and Andieu Jacques; friends, Jean-
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GOVERNMENT NOTICE


MINISTRY OF THE ENVIRONMENT


THE TOWN PLANNING ACT

(Chapter 255)


THE TOWN PLANNING ZONING

ORDER 2010

The Minister, in exercise of the powers conferred by sec-
tion 5 of the Town Planning Act, makes the following Or-
der:


CITATION

1. This Order may be cited as the Town Planning Zoning
Order, 2010


INTERPRETATION
2. In this Order -
"building" includes -

(a). Any part of a building and any addition to any build-
ing of whatsoever material and in whatsoever manner con-
structed, any installation, machinery and plant fixed or at-
tached to any building or property;

(b). Any wall, fence or similar structure bounded by or
fronting on a-or-a public highway;

(c). Anv other boundary wall, fence or similar structure.


BUILDINGS PROHIBITED
3. It is hereby ordered that no buildings other than build-
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Enhancement shall be permitted upon the area of land de-
scribed in the Schedule attached hereto.

Dated the 28 day of January, 2010.

Signed:
EARL D. DEVEAUX
Minister Responsible
For Urban and Island Planning


SCHEDULE

ALL THOSE certain pieces or parcels of swamp lands lying
on or within the 'northern part of the Island of Green Turtle
Cay one of the Abaco Group of Cays in the Commonwealth
of The Bahamas and shown on an extract of plan 36 Abaco
on record in MP File 5028 vol. XVI in the Department of
Lands and Surveys situate in the vicinity of White Sound
and Cocoa Bay and particularly on lands granted to James
Frew Limited B6 48 Green Turtle Limited B5 12 Marion
F. Garland B6 60 and Jennings B. Parker B5 4 or how-
ever else the same may Abut and Bound which said certain
pieces or parcel, of swamp lands are more particularly de-
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Page 24 Section B The Abaconian


February 15 2010


Local Government at Work


Tourism will host


Central Abaco District Council Meeting
By Timothy Roberts
The Central Abaco District Council
held its first meeting of 2010 on January
26 hearing from special guest Mrs. Lenora
Black, Abaco District Superintendent for
the Ministry of Tourism. She shared in-
formation about the awards ceremony that
was held on January 29 which honored stu-
dents from across Abaco who achieved the
top scores for the Grade Level Assessment
Test, the Bahamas Junior Certificate and
the Bahamas General Certificate of Sec-
ondary Education.
She expressed the desire of the minis-
try to encourage excellence in students
and feels that the rewards will motivate
students to put forth more effort. She re-
quested that the Council consider assisting
in the purchase of the awards, laptop com-
puters, for the seven students who received
the top prizes. Mrs. Black requested as-
sistance with cleaning and maintenance of
the track and field that is next to Abaco
Central High School which is in very poor
condition.
The Council agreed to provide funds for
the purchase of two of the seven laptops for
the awards ceremony, and Lowell Albury
offered to fund another one personally.
Renardo Curry, Murphy Town Com-
mittee Chairman, brought up the poor state
of the track and field adjacent to the high
school. The conditions, he said, need to be
addressed before the Minister of Education
arrives. The problems include weeds, trash


and poor field condition (particularly on
the red dirt area of the ball field).
It was proposed that $1200 be allocat-
ed to clear and clean the area now with
considerations for future ongoing mainte-
nance to be set up. Mr. Curry at this time
proposed that the field be returned to the
oversight of the Murphy Town Committee
but requested that funding for the ongoing
maintenance still be sponsored mostly by
the Council. The request was approved
pending the Council's ability to budget the
suggested amount of $1200 per month for
the regular maintenance of the field.
Faron Newbold, Deputy Chairman of
the Dundas Town Committee, made a
request on behalf of his township for as-
sistance in the amount of $5000 toward
the building of a track and field facility
by Central Abaco Primary that his com-
mittee is undertaking. All members agreed
that the project was good and well needed,
however, deferred granting the money un-
til Dundas Town Committee received ap-
proval from the Minister of Education.
A notice from the Ministry of Housing
was read concerning the dumping of gar-
bage on a back road in Government Subdi-
vision. It requested financial assistance in
the removal of the garbage from the area.
It was decided that the issue should be re-
ferred to the Ministry of Health.
A motion was made and seconded to en-
force the 100-foot buffer zone that is sup-
posed to exist in front of all properties in
the industrial zone on S. C. Bootle High-
way. The members discussed the contract
for the maintenance of S.C. Bootle High-
way, choosing finally to defer the decision
until the next meeting.


GOVERNMENT NOTICE


" MINISTRY OF PUBLIC WORKS
& TRANSPORT



TENDER FOR HYDRO-SEEDING WORKS
MARSH HARBOUR INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

ABACO
Interested Contractors are invited to tender for the hydro-seeding works at the
Marsh Harbour International Airport, Abaco, an area approximately 387,000
sq yd.
The Tender Document may be collected at the following locations:
Civil Engineering Section
Department of Public Works, 1st Floor East Wing
Ministry of Public Works & Transport, John F. Kennedy Drive
Nassau, Bahamas
Public Works, Marsh Harbour Office
Central Plaza, Suite 104, Don MacKay Boulevard
Marsh Harbour, Abaco
Public Works, Grand Bahama Office
National Insurance Building, West Mall Drive
Freeport, Grand Bahama
Sealed Tender submissions are to be deposited in the Tender Box located at:
Tenders Board
Ministry of Finance
3rd Floor, Sir Cecil Wallace Whitfield Centre
West Bay Street, Nassau, Bahamas
Tender submissions will be received no later than 10:00 am, Tuesday, 9th
March 2010.
Tenderers are invited to attend the Tender opening at 10:00am, Tuesday, 9th
March 2010 at the Tenders Board.
Signed
Colin Higgs, Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Public Works & Transport


reception for residents


By Michelle Mikula
On February 25 the Abaco Tourist Of-
fice will feature the sounds of rake 'n'
scrape music featuring the T-Time band
and Junkanoo music by the Spring City
Rockers at its annual People to People/
Winter Residents' Reception.
This year the reception will take place
in Marsh Harbour at Government House
from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. It will be the
15th year that the Abaco Tourist Office
has hosted this type of reception for the
second homeowners and for repeat visitors
to the island. At this annual reception sec-
ond homeowners are recognized for their
contribution to the island's economy and
visitors are provided with an authentic and
rich Bahamian experience.


Dushinka Roberts, who is coordinating
the reception this year, states that those in
attendance will sample various Bahamian
experiences through delicious Bahamian
finger foods and desserts, an exhibition of
authentically handmade crafts and differ-
ent rhythms of Bahamian dance and music
along with other cultural expressions that
will be available at this year's reception.
The reception is a component of the
Ministry of Tourism's People to People
Program on Abaco that is designed to bring
visitors and Bahamians together for a cul-
tural exchange. For more information on
the People to People Program, contact Du-
shinka Roberts at 242-367-3067 or email:
droberts@bahamas.com.


Binard From Page 21
seemed to take this information in stride, close to the epicenter of the quake.
Then she asked, "Can I ask a favor? I Of course, I couldn't refuse to see the
just found an orphanage nearby and the twins. With the hook set, Regine then asked
nuns there have notified me that there are if maybe I would be willing to stick around
twins in a tent city across the street that and assess the other residents of the tent
were born the day after the quake on the village. I agreed to this. Nicolas's brother
street and had no medical attention since Patrick clinked his glass to mine and said,
they were born. Would you mind taking a "God bless you my friend." With this, he
look at them before you go?" and the driver walked out. I realized my
Regine further explained that the 01- morning ride to Cap wasn't happening.
offson and surrounding neighborhood had I was stuck in the Red Zone.
been previously designated a red zone due [Ed. note. The second half of Dr. Bi-
to perceived danger so no aid groups had nard's report will be in the March 1 issue
been in to render assistance in spite of the of The Abaonian.}
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The Abaconian Section B Page 25


By Timothy Roberts
The North Abaco Fisherman's Coop-
erative, led by Leon Pinder, has begun a
year-long project in conjunction with In-
ter-American Institute for Cooperation on
Agriculture and the Inter-American Devel-
opment Bank (IDB) to help fish-
ing operators in North Abaco to
consolidate their presence in the
export market.
In 2009 the Co-op, a non-
profit cooperative organization
formed in 1997, was awarded
a grant, which is normally
awarded to first-world nations,
of $150,000 for the project from
IDB and is expected to become
a model for other rural fishing
communities throughout the is-
lands of The Bahamas and Ca-
ribbean.
A representative of the In- Leon Pi
ternational Development Bank, ing Coo
Doyle Roberts, will oversee the op has b
project during this year and give the mar
an accounting of its progress. Develop
He will be responsible for train- oversee
ing and assist as technical advi-
sor to the fishing community through the
Co-op.
The first priority of the Cop-op is to
make the public aware of the assistance
available to fishermen through the organi-
zation. The aim is to empower individual
Bahamian fishermen to achieve greater
success through cooperation.
Mr. Roberts said they will achieve
their goal through training fisherman in
financial risk, mitigation, distribution and
marketing, technical and financial analy-


sis, business planning, long term strategic
planning and overall coordination strategy.
The primary issues faced will be business
management and food safety.
The expected outcome of the project
will be a better educated fishing commu-


under, left, Chairman of the North Abaco Fish-
perative, is pleased to announce that the co-
been awarded a grant for $150,000 to develop
ine resources of that area. The International
*ment Bank has assigned Doyle Roberts to
the project.

nity strengthened with a framework to
guide members in better and more efficient
fishing practices as well as the provision
of financial support and practical business
tools.
The Inter-American Institute for Coop-
eration on Agriculture is a leading agricul-
tural institution in the Americas that pro-
vides technical cooperation with member
states in the area of sustainable agricultural
development, food security and rural pros-
perity.


Co-op receives grant


and a technical advisor


Correction
Clarification
A Letter to the Editor in the Febru-
ary 1, 2010, Abaconian praised a Water
and Sewerage Corporation employee for
solving a problem. It may have left the
impression that the problem was some-
thing current. The incident happened
last fall and was resolved at that time,
but the letter did not reach us until re-
cently.


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By Samantha V. Evans
Anthony Gibson, the officer in charge
of Agriculture on Abaco, has done a lot
to advance this industry since being as-
signed to this office. He stated that even
though acres and acres of this land have
been made available and a lot of new farm-
ers have been introduced, assistance to
farmers has been diminished due to budget
cuts for land clearing. He is pleased that
in late 2009, farmers learned to process
their items by Mr. Keith Daley, chair-
man of Agriculture's Food Technology
sub-committee at a workshop held locally
by so that foods can last longer, they can
reduce wastage, and so they can learn a
way to improve self-sufficiency. Since this
workshop, farmers have formed a Food
Processing Association and he hopes that
a Food Processing Plant will be built in the
near future.
In order to ensure the food security of
the Bahamas, the Department of Agricul-
ture is encouraging Bahamians to grow
root products such as sweet potato and cas-
sava which, according to Mr. Gibson, they
would like to see them replace rice and
wheat since they have a greater nutrition-
al value. They are promoting hot pepper
production as well and the post harvesting
handling of onions.
Abaconian farmers attended a sweet po-
tato workshop last year conducted by Dr.
Richardson and as a result of this sweet
potato, hot pepper, cane and cassava pro-
vided by local farmers including Al Key
are being propagated at the Gladstone
Farm in Nassau. Mr. Gibson is excited
about the future of agriculture on the is-
land but believes that leaders need to buy
into the concept that agriculture can be one
of the important pillars of development by
decreasing export and contributing to the
gross domestic product. To do this they
need adequate funding.
As they forge ahead, Mr. Gibson would
love to see a slaughter house on the island,
acquire a K-9 unit to assist with the stray
dog problem on the island, have a post har-
vest plant for onions and see a farm store
opened so that farmers can purchase items
needed locally. Presently he uses his of-
fice to order items for them. Additionally,
he would like to have a few more persons
hired in his department as he is extremely
overworked. He believes that once these
things are in place, that no matter who is
the officer in charge of agriculture on the
island that this industry will continue to
grow and thrive. This year he is looking
forward to the Improving Food Security


February 15 2010


in Critical
Times and
Progress-
ing towards
Food Secu-
rity Expo
scheduled
for April 16-
17 in Marsh -
Harbour.
At this expo Anthony Gibson, Abaco's
farmers and agriculture officer, is
persons in hoping to develop fannrming
agribusiness more extensively.
and handicrafts can sell their items to the
public. He is pleased that the livestock pro-
gram has now been introduced. Under this
umbrella they bring in pigs, offer feed as-
sistance for persons who take care of them,
have a sheep and goat program along with
feed assistance at reduced prices. Mr. Gib-
son has seen consistent small progress in
this industry and with the plans he has for
the department on Abaco, farmers can be
assured that he will continue to do what he
can to empower and support them.


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By Navardo Saunders
There is mixed reaction to the perfor-
mance of the outgoing officer-in-charge
of the Abaco District Supt. Sean Norville-
Smith, who has been assigned to the Grand
Bahama District. He is to take up his new
post sometime this month. His successor is
recently promoted Supt. Noel Curry, who
comes from Grand Bahama.
Senior Administrator Cephas Cooper
cast Superintendent Smith as someone who
served with integrity at the annual police
service at Faith Walk Church of God in
Coopers Town on January 31. "You can
leave here with your head held high be-
cause you served with honour and integ-
rity. You saw to it that the mandate of the
police to protect and serve were carried
out," he said.
Edison Key, MP for South Abaco, also
praised Supt. Smith for doing a "com-
mendable job," adding that the police force
on Abaco is stronger and better today be-
cause of his influence.
Criticisms came with the praises as well.
Ricardo Cooper said Supt. Smith seemed
to keep his distance from the people in the
communities. "You never saw him walk-


ing around in the communities, talking to
people, getting to know them, talking to
the young people, giving them advice and
warnings. He seemed to just stay in his of-
fice and run things from there."
Julian Ingraham had a similar criticism.
"From the man been here I only think I
saw him once or maybe twice at a public
function," Ingraham said. "But never in
the community. It was like he was here,
but he wasn't here."
Inez McIntosh said she couldn't say
whether or not Supt. Smith did a good job
or not because she hardly heard anything
from him. "You know how the police go
on the radio in Nassau and let the people
know what is going on. I never heard Supt.
Smith on the radio addressing the people,"
she said. "I wish he had said more. Let us
know what was happening in our commu-
nities so that we could be informed."
Cooper, Ingraham and McIntosh said
they hope Supt. Curry will be involved in
the communities and give regular updates
regarding crime.
Supt. Smith, a lawyer, spent about a
year and a half as chief of the Abaco Dis-
trict.


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The second of a serious of Remote Con-
trol Laser sailboat racing took place at
Brigantine Bay in Treasure Cay. The drift-
ing conditions in the first round 1 in Marsh
Harbour were followed by near perfect
conditions on the third Saturday in 2010.
After two weeks of some of the coldest
temperatures on record, eight sailors from
Marsh Harbour and Treasure Cay were
met with sunny skies, moderate but shifty
winds and temperatures in the 80s.
The competition featured the usual regu-
lars, but also a few newcomers who fared
well. Randy Key won the first race of
the day, and then mechanical troubles hit
half of the fleet. Dead batteries, a spooled
mainsheet servo and electronic problems
caused a lengthy delay. But after the re-


pairs were made, the racing resumed.
Special thanks go to Anders and Ylva
Ljungholm for hosting this regatta. Thanks
to Ylva for organizing the snacks and run-
ning the races. Thanks to Loren Hall for
the use of his dinghy and setting the buoys.
For more information, contact Jim Kai-
ghin at 367-3086.
Results
Anders Ljungholm, Treasure Cay, 12
Jim Kaighin, Marsh Harbour, 12
Roger Hedge, Treasure Cay, 24
Randy Key, Marsh Harbour, 25
Dwayne Wallace, Marsh Harbour, 30
Bruce Allen, Treasure Cay, 42
Terry Fletcher, Treasure Cay, 45
Loren Hall, Treasure Cay 48


February 15, 2010


The Abaconian Section B Page 27


RC Lasers competed


in Treasure Cay


are selected
By Canishka Alexander
On November 21, 2009, 16 high school
students sat the Qualifying Examination for
the Foreign Language Cadet Program on
Abaco. Four positions were available, and
the successful students are Lyndeisha Curry
of Forest Heights Academy, Tirshatha Eti-
enne of Long Bay School, Kyvonne Lopez
of S.C. Bootle High School, and Sherlycia
McKenzie of St. Francis de Sales School.
In recognition of the students' achieve-
ment, a welcome reception was held at the
Abaco Tourist Office's Training Center
on February 3. Millie Dawkins, program
coordinator, was the moderator for the
evening and introduced the four cadets.
Each cadet gave a two minute introduction
of themselves in Spanish and English and


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from every Heineken bottle or can sold and
5 cents from every Vitamalt bottle or can
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JetSkis, 3 Yamaha 4 stroke FX HO Cruisers
2004, 2005, 2007 models for $5K,$7K,$9K.
Low hours, well maintained. 242-367-5032
19' Boat Trailer, lights. Can be seen at Abaco
Outboard. $1700. Call Jacques at 365-6114
13' Boston Whaler 25 HP Mercury, includes
Bimini top. Asking $3500 OBO Call 266-0479


14.4' Catamaran No leaks, soft, dry ride, 40
HP outboard, runs but needs work. DUTY
PAID. $1750 242-367-1000, after 25/2/10 772-


15i Louiac, y, nara snell, center console.
Yamaha 25 hp with trailer. $6500. Cotact 366-
2803


20' Key West CC2020 Yamaha 200 HPDI,
FAST! Low hrs, SS prop. GPS, covers, trailer,
DUTY PAID. $16,000 US You will enjoy this
boat! 904-471-6450 or joel 01773@yahoo.com


LU full Keel sanuoat "Daisy racinc Seacrant
Flicka, 2005 1GM10 diesel, 2008 9' inflatable,
sm engine. Lots of extras. Man-O-War harbour.
DUTY PAID $30,000 828-693-7656
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20' Albury Brothers w/ 2001 150 HP Mercury
OptiMax outboard, S/S prop, T-top, large con-
sole, 60 gal gas, VHF, all safety equip, lights,
fresh bottom paint, engine service. All in good
condition. $29,995 OBO. Call 366-0038
23' SeaCraft CC, 225 HP Evinrude, rocket
launcher, GPS/fishfinder, outriggers, fiberglass
T-Top w/ radio box, VHF. Dual Alum Trailer,
1 owner, excellent condition. DUTY PAID.
Make offer. dmh@gojade.org or 954-727-5377


23' Parker SE, 2001, 200 HP Yamaha HPDI,
trims, outriggers, VHF, GPS, Chartplotter.
$23,000. Call 366-3149





26' Stamas, Tough, seaworthy, 4-5 GPH @
16 to 20 kts, 230 HP Yanmar Diesel/637 hrs.,
Irg V-berth, dinette, private electric head, 90
gal fuel, 20 gal fresh water. Garmin GPS &
depth/fishfinder, stereo, 2 bilge pumps, new
4 D battery, new bronze thru-hull fittings, full
cockpit Bimini top. Duty paid. $33,000 OBO
367-2584 or 357-6504


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


30' Fishing Machine, 453 Detroit diesel, hy-
draulic, with most electronics. Very good buy
for $12,000. Call 455-3391 or 559-9721


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for program
explained what they would like to accom-
plish in the program.
The program entails three phases: lan-
guage in action which takes place in the
form of field trips, workshops and excur-
sions in Spanish; then there's the intern-
ship at a tourism-related establishment.
The final phase is the July Study Abroad
phase that includes an all-expense paid
visit for one month to Costa Rica or Mex-
ico. A poster competition is also involved
in the program, and in October there is a
graduation ceremony.
Long Bay School entertained the guests
with the Spanish version of the song: Kum-
baya, My Lord. Joy Archer and Shannen
Paul, 2009 cadets, shared their exciting
experience in Costa Rica.


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



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MARSH HARBOUR
Sea view 2 bedroom condos and 3
bedroom penthouses in a gated de-
velopment with pool and beach.
Starting at $595,000. Ref. AS10890
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ELUUW UAT
3 bedroom, 2 bath home, just across
from the beach, offering a large pool
and deck space for entertaining.
$795,000. Ref. PS10665


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


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


LONG BEACH
Brand new beach home has 5 bed-
rooms, 3 baths, high ceilings, veran-
dah, rec room, and garage/workshop.
$795,000. Ref. AS10905
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ELBUW GAY
Two harbour view villas totalling 4
bedrooms and 4 baths with large
deck, pool, and private dockage.
$2,415,000. Ref. AS11127


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


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WHITE SOUND, ELBOW CAY: 13,770 sq. ft. lot near beach. $215,000. AS11205
NORTH END, ELBOW CAY: 19,974 sq. ft. oceanfront lot with 120 ft. of beach
and foundation for a 2,600 sq. ft., 4 bedroom home. $695,000. Ref. AS11144
BREEZY HILL, ELBOW CAY: 10,494 sq. ft. elevated lot. $132,000. PS10603
TREASURE CAY: 22,574 sq. ft. lot with 10 ft. elevations, 100 ft. of water-
frontage, and easy access to all amenities. $120,000. AS11061
AUNT PAT'S BAY, ELBOW CAY: 14,914 sq. ft. corner lot with 35 ft. elevations.
Community dockage. Nearby Tahiti Beach and Hope Town. $364,000. PS10661
TILLOO CAY: 16,000 sq. ft. homesite on a private island community. Near the
community dock. 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 starting at $150,000. Waterfront lots starting at
$395,000. Beachfront lots starting at $595,000.
GREAT ABACO CLUB: 7,630 sq. ft. canalfront lot in a gated community. Nearby
amenities include pool, tennis courts, and beach. $225,000. AS10731



SCOTLAND CAY
Enjoy stunning sunsets
from this beautiful water-
front home. 4 bedrooms
and 4 ensuite baths, dock
house, terraces, lush gar-
dens with panoramic
ocean views.
$1,850,000. AS11277

WINDING BAY
An immaculate, turn-key
- room cottage. Sitting on
a bluff overlooking the
turquoise waters of Wind-
ing Bay with sunset and
sunrise views. Enjoy all
Ritz-Carlton amenities.
$1,495,000. AS11259


TREASURE CAY



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GREAT GUANA CAY MARSH HARBOUR COMMERCIAL
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. Ref. AS11118



FEAREGATTAS PENTHOUSE
MARSH HARBOUR
SThis 3 bedroom, 3 bath-
0. room condo is fully
equipped and just steps
away from restaurants
and shops. Beach, pool
and tennis courts are on
property. Sleeps 6.
,$2,625/week. AR10604

SUNSET VIEWS
S 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.
Sleeps 16.
$9,000/week. AR10583
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SCOTLAND CAY
On a quiet island paradise, this
ocean view home has 4 bedrooms,
2 baths, and a garage.
$799,000. Ref. AS11241


TREASURE CAY
A stunning 15 acre parcel of lush, el-
evated land and 630 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. Ref. AS11258









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


MARSH HARBOUR THE ABACO CLUB, WINDING BAY THE BLUFF AT WINDING BAY
Island Breezes Motel is a small lodg- Stunning estate with 200 ft. of A unique parcel of land with dramatic
ing facility located downtown and is a beachfront and privacy. 1.626 acres views comprising 17,000 sq. ft. near
great business investment, with 5 star amenities, the club house.
$650,000. Ref. AS11282 $1,795,000. Ref. AS10802 $500,000. Ref. AS11263


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