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Publication Date: March 1, 2010
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NUMBER 5 MARCH 1st, 2010

Contract is signed for Administration building

Construction will begin early March in Dundas Town
St By Timothy Roberts
A The Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Hu-
bert Ingraham, along with a number of
government officials, were on Abaco on
February 19 for the signing of a $19.6 mil-
lion contract with Woslee Contractors Ltd.
for the building of the new government
administration building in Dundas Town.
The ceremony was held at the 9.4 acre site
of the future government building.
The 64,900-square-foot government
building, which is set to begin construction
within the next two weeks, is expected to
be completed in 22 months. Ashley Glin-
ton, a principal of Woslee Construction,
said that his company is excited and look-
ing forward to starting, and that "it is our
intent to be completed well within this time
The complex, which the Prime Minister
said he hopes will one day evolve into a
city, will house all the principle govern-
ment agencies, including the Ministry of
Finance, Business License and Real Prop-
erty Tax Units; Treasury and Auditor-Gen-
eral's Departments; Magistrates' Courts;
e Rt. Hon. Hubert Ingraham was on Abaco for the signing of the contract for constrcution of a government office complex to be the Road Traffic Department; Ministry of
dilt on a hill along the road leading from the freight dock to S.C. Bootle Highway in Dundas Town. He is shown with the archi- Agriculture and Marine Resources; De-
ct's concept for a large project that will include a hospital, police station, amphitheater, recreational area and open green space. apartment of Labour; Department of imMi-
e contract signed on February 19 will be for the first building, a government administration building. The building is expected to gration; Passport Office, Post Office, Min-
st $19.6 million and will be under construction for about 22 months. This will consolidate many of the government departments istry of Tourism; Department of Housing
id agencies that are now scattered throughout Marsh Harbour and Dundas Town. Abaco is the only major Family Island without and Mortgage Corporation; Department
onvPrnmm nt comnlex The nrchitecture is in keeppnin with onvernmm nt huildings thrnughnut The Rnhnmna and will b sitd to b n of Education; Ministry of Youth Sports &

dramatic landmark on entering Marsh Harbour on a new road from the airport that will join with the port road to be a major route
into town.

Please see Contract Page 2

Administration building will

house most gov. agencies

IA grand entrance pumctuated with columns will be an imposing building. The Prime
Minister expects that this will be the nucleus of a new commercial center for Abaco. He
made it clear that the contractor for construction, Woslee Construction, is expected to
purchase supplies and materials locally and use local skilled workers.

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Marsh H. airport terminal is

scheduled for late 2010
During his visit to Abaco on February Harbour International Airport this summer
19 the Prime Minister confirmed that the and for construction to commence on that
government expects to go to tender for project sometime during the third quarter
the construction of the new terminal and of this year.
air traffic control buildings at the Marsh

National Insurance

introduces new drug plan
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A meeting on February 9 described a government drug plan to assist with the expenses
of medicines for 11 chronic diseases common in The Bahamas. Shown are Administrator
Theophilus Cox; Dr. Shrin Swarna; Administrator Benjamin Pinder; Nurse Cumberbatch;
Algernon Cargill, Director of the National Insurance Board; Dr. Stanley Lalta, Health
Management Consultant; and Administrator Whelma Colebrook. See story on page 6.



Page 2 Section A The Abaconian

Government complex contract is signed

Conntract From Page 1
Culture; National Insurance Board, and the
Office of the Prime Minister.
The Prime Minister said, "We are going
to seek to operate you as we operate Free-
port and as Nassau is. Anything that can be
gotten in Nassau can be gotten in Abaco."
He noted that with the expanded role of the
government departments and agencies that
the position of island administrator would
be made redundant; however, there would
be a secretary to the Local Government
The Prime Minister expects the com-
plex will spur the development of busi-
ness, making the area a "principle point of
commerce in Abaco." It is being financed

through the National Insurance Board, and
the government will occupy the building on
lease to purchase terms as is the case with
office complexes on other islands.
The plan of the project goes beyond just
the government administration building,
however, and provides space for future de-
velopment of other important public facili-
ties including: a police and fire station, a
community hospital, a court complex and
a public library. Commercial space to ac-
commodate a bank and other commercial
facilities and enterprises is also planned.
The Prime Minister said, "We do intend to
build the police compound, the community
hospital and the public library in the very
Please see Contract Page 5

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Adrtnistration building

Government officials and representatives of the architectural and construction companies
were all present for the signing of the contract for the construction of the administration
building. Shown seated are Ashton Glinton with Woslee Construction; Fr. Estien Bowleg,
Deputy Chairman of National Insurance; Algernon Cargill, Director of the National Insur-
ance Board; and Heather Maynard, Vice President of legal affairs with National Insurance.
Standing are Edison Key, MP for South Abaco; Neko Grant, Minister of Works; Zhivargo
S. Laing, Minister of State for Finance; Bruce LaFleur of Bruce LaFleur & Associates,
architectural firm; and Osborne Moxey, Project Manager with National Insurance

This is the site plan of the proposed government complex. The contract for the Adminis-
tration building was signed on February 19 on the site of the building. Other buildings,
recreational facilities and infrastructure will be added later. The swampy area along
S. C. Bootle Highway. will be transformed into a lake.

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March 15, 2010 The Abaconian

Section A Page 3


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cottage in the heart of Hope Town 50 paces
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nuijr IVVIN II r i.DjUV iY n. #i4Oi
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LUCAYOS LOT 6 Peaceful wooded residential
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#4905 Ocean Bluff. Dorros Cove Oceanfront. dock slip, highest elevation in area. $650,000. K. Sullivan
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#4825 North End Lot 51a OceanView. 10,042 sq.ft. $185,000. Jane Patterson
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The Abaconian March 15, 2010


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New commercial town center will be formed

Contract From Page 2

near term."
Additionally, there are plans for a 1,100
lot residential subdivision on 320 acres of
land west of Central Pines. The new Cen-
tral Abaco township will have ample open
green space with an amphitheatre and areas
reserved for light sporting activities as well

as a gym and recreational play activities
area in the vicinity of the lake. The plans
include rejuvenating the wetland area, cre-
ating a lake just south of the complex and
adjacent to the S.C. Bootle Highway as well
as a new highway running from the airport
connecting directly with the port road.
Bruce LaFleur, the project architect,
said the Prime Minister asked him to make

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The floor plan of the new administration building shows the main entrance at the bottom
of the photo. It is a two-story building that incorporates energy saving features. A covered
entrance is on the left. The center of the building is open and will be landscaped to make
a comfortable area for relaxation. The office locations shown are not final.

the building as green as possible, so fea-
tures such as hurricane rated windows with
Low E coating are being used as well as
other energy saving items.
With this project in mind and with the
removal of the dump and eventually the
power plant, the government is determined
to create "more livable neighborhoods for
all residents of Central Abaco." In this re-
gard with the recent enactment of a new
Town Planning and Subdivisions Act, Mr.
Ingraham said that it can be expected that
going forward there would be adequate
drainage, lighting and sidewalks in this
new area.
Government will become more vigilant
in enforcing development requirements,
such as uniform construction set back,
restricting the building of duplexes and
apartments in zones reserved for single
family homes and "requiring, encouraging
and promoting landscaping to enhance the

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The Prime Minister concluded by say-
ing that the contractor, Woslee Construc-
tion Limited, is expected to source skills,
goods and materials to the "maximum ex-
tent possible here on Abaco. The quality of
our skilled workers is a matter of record.
Indeed, the need to bring in construction
workers from outside Abaco for this proj-
ect should not be great," said Mr. Ingra-
Mr. Glinton, a principal of Woslee
Construction, a company located in Nas-
sau, thanked the government for the op-
portunity to be a part of this project. Wo-
slee Construction has worked on projects
including the $38 million Harbour Side of
Atlantis and the $25 million Marina Vil-
lage at Baker's Bay as well as being one
of the lead companies involved in the $400
million upgrade at Lynden Pindling Inter-
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The Abaconian

Section A Page 5

Page 6 Section A The Abaconian

National Prescription Drug Plan is explained

By Timothy Roberts
Members of the National Insurance
Board presented information on the up-
coming National Prescription Drug Plan
to a group of doctors, nurses and pharma-
cists at the Anglican Parish Hall on Feb-
ruary 9. Mr. Algernon Cargill, Director
of the National Insurance Board, says the
drug plan has been in the works for three
years now and is the first step toward cre-
ating a national health system for the en-
tire Bahamas.
The plan, which is expected to start
in April 2010, will provide close to 170
prescription drugs and items such as sy-
ringes for diabetics covering 11 chronic
diseases. These were chosen by a com-
mittee of both private and public sector

doctors, nurses and pharmacists.
Dr. Stanley Lalta, health management
consultant for the drug plan said that one
in three Bahamians is affected by at least
one chronic disease which impacts their
quality of life and ability to earn wages.
The goal of this plan is to provide access
to essential drugs as well as to alleviate
the financial burden associated with buy-
ing these medicines.
During the first phase the plan will ini-
tially provide prescription drugs free of
charge to qualified members, approxi-
mately 30,000 to 35,000 persons. How-
ever, in phase two the plan will be ex-
panded to include all persons registered
with National Insurance.
In order to qualify for the free pre-

Algernon Cargill, Director of the National Insurance Board, held a meeting in Marsh
Harbour on February 9 to inform residents about the prescription drug plan that will be
put into operation in April. It will provide medications for Bahamians who suffer from 11
chronic diseases that are prevalent in The Bahamas. At first the program will be limited to
children and elderly persons who qualify and medications will be free. Later the program
will be expanded and medications will be available at low prices.

scriptions during phase one, you must be
a National Insurance pensioner, National
Insurance invalid or under 18 years of age
or a full time student under 25 years of
age, and you must be diagnosed by a li-
censed physician with one or more chron-
ic diseases including arthritis, asthma,
breast cancer, diabetes, glaucoma, high
cholesterol, hypertension, ischemic heart
disease, major depression, prostate cancer
or psychosis.
Both public and private pharmacies will
be contracted to provide the drugs ap-
proved by the drug plan and it will include
a National Insurance card which members

will swipe at a participating pharmacy.
The National Insurance Board has already
invested over $1 million toward a state-
of-the-art IT system which will manage
membership, drug stock flows, claims,
fraud and abuse.
As part of the program government will
conduct health and wellness projects with-
in communities to aid in education about
and the prevention of chronic diseases.
Registration in the Family Islands will
begin on February 22 at all National In-
surance Board offices.

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Dept. of Agriculture meets with Abaco farmers

By Timothy Roberts
Mr. Anthony Gibson, Abaco's repre-
sentative from the Department of Agri-
culture, met with local farmers to discuss
the upcoming All Abaco Agricultural, Ma-
rine Resources and Agribusiness Expo to
be held on April 16-17 at the BAIC park
and to encourage everyone present to take
advantage of the incentives offered by the
Mr. Gibson hopes to raise appreciation
for locally grown and made products as
well as to grow better relations between
various government departments with the
view to creating a successful industry.

As he spoke of the Expo, Mr. Gibson
told the audience that they need to "buy
into it. Bring it to life. It is your expo." He
said that we are all better when we work
Mr. Gibson wants to involve children at
the Expo and to capture their interest. At
present the average age of farmers in The
Bahamas is 55; however, it is slowly get-
ting younger.
At the event there will be presentations,
demonstrations, displays, the sale of pre-
served foods, arts and crafts, sale of plants
and a food court. Entertainment will be
provided by the Royal Bahamas March-

ing and Pop
Roberts of

for when Anthony Gibson
buying from
local farmers such as consistency in the
grade and quality of product, and asked
that they let store owners know what they
will have a week or more in advance so
that preference can be given to locally
grown products.
Spence Dorsett, head of Abaco's De-
partment of Immigration, and a farmer
himself, spoke concerning migrant work-
ers, saying his department would be work-
ing closely with the Department of Agri-
culture to ensure that each farm has the

appropriate number of workers. They
want to ensure that no one has more work-
ers than necessary, and they will inspect
each farm to determine individual needs.
Mr. Gibson told the audience of various
research programs and technology as well as
other incentives provided by the government
that have been made available to farmers.
"You've been empowered," he said.
The government has made over a thou-
sand acres available to anyone, has re-
duced or made farm equipment and sup-
plies duty free, has provided land clearing
assistance, has reduced the cost of work
permits for registered farmers to hire mi-
grant workers, seeds and livestock at or
below cost, and has made research and
education available through the Gladstone
Road Agricultural Research Centre.
At present imports of everything we
use totals 85 percent; However, the gov-
ernment would like to see The Bahamas
become more self-sufficient.



Abaco now has three farmers' associations. Leaders and members of all three organiza-
tions attended a meeting called by Anthony Gibson, Abaco's officer of the Department
of Agriculture, informed the group of the All Abaco Agricultural, Marine Resources and
Agribusiness Expo to be held in Marsh Harbour on April 16-17. On the left, Rev. Stephen
Knowles is President of the South Abaco Farmer's Association; Rev. Stafford Symonette
is President of the North Abaco Farmer's Association; and Rev. Lennie Ettienne is Presi-
dent of the Abaco Agricultural Cooperative Society.



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The Editor


Moving Abaco to the next leve

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Abaco has been noted as having the fast-
est expanding economy in The Bahamas,
the second busiest airport in the country
and the highest rate of repeat visitors of
any Bahamian island. These are just three
of our many attributes. Yet the haphazard
image we project does not match our rise
to the top in so many categories.
A week ago on February 19 the
Prime Minister came from Nassau with
an entourage to oversee the signing of a
$19.6 million contract for a two-storey,
55,000-square-foot government admin-
istrative building. This will house many
government departments and agencies now
scattered throughout Marsh Harbour and
Dundas Town. Work at the site begins in
early March and should be completed by
Christmas 2011.
The site is on a hilltop beside the road
connecting the Marsh Harbour Port with
S.C. Bootle Highway. Planned road works
will bring incoming traffic from the airport
into Marsh Harbour past this structure.
For arriving visitors this building will be a
stately icon for those entering the business
The building will initially contain two
courtrooms, but an adjacent 3.6 acres is
for a court house dedicated to the needs of
the judiciary. Two other nearby sites are
3.1 acres for a library and 4.6 acres for
a combined police and fire station. Work
on the police building should begin during
this government's term in office.
Down the hill toward the S.C. Bootle
Highway is 11.1 acres for a mini-hospital.
It was stated that work on this facility should
begin during this government's term.
Several other amenities planned on the
133.5 acre plot include an outdoor am-
phitheater utilizing a natural hillside for
bleacher seating. At each end of the am-
phitheater is shown a small commercial
complex of six buildings around a pedes-
trian courtyard. These might be for cafes
and other small shops.
The backdrop for the amphitheater's
stage is the wetland now seen beside the
S.C. Bootle Highway. The architect's ren-
dition refers to this wetland as a rejuve-
nated lake, depicting it as a lake rather than

a swamp.
The western boundary of this project is
shown as divided into about 20 residential
lots approaching a half acre in size. These
lots would have access through Phase II
of Central Pines Estates subdivision. The
backyards of these lots open to a 16-acre
park for active sports and a building la-
beled as a gym, shelter and multipurpose
In the middle of the site and north of the
amphitheater is nearly 14 acres of park said
to be for passive sports. The northern bor-
der contains approximately 27 acres and is
divided into seven commercial lots of be-
tween three and five acres in size. These
are accessed from within the complex.
With a chuckle, Mr. Ingraham noted
that this 133-acre government complex
happens to fall entirely within the North
Abaco constituency which he represents.
Mr. Ingraham was quite clear that it is
government's intention that this project
will move Marsh Harbour's expansion to
the west into an area of wide roads and
adequate parking with business opportuni-
ties for a growing Central Abaco. He is
acutely aware of the congestion now seen
in Marsh Harbour's business district, and
he feels that this project will provide much
needed relief. He noted that consolidat-
ing government offices should provide for
more punctual and comprehensive service
to the public.
During the introductions leading to Mr.
Ingraham's presentation, Administrator
Cooper mentioned lightly that he did not

see an administrator's office in the building
layout on display. During Mr. Ingraham's
talk, he turned to Mr. Cooper and said he
did not need an office as his job is expected
to be redundant. This brought some star-
tled looks from the audience. However,
Mr. Ingraham was quick to say the job
might be redundant but not the man.
In summary, he explained that with all
major government agencies represented
here, the administrator's role would be
more closely aligned with local govern-
ment. There were several references that
Abaco's local government system will be
patterned more closely to the Freeport
model which was not further explained.
It was said with the consolidation of
government's various departments, much
more emphasis will be placed on adher-
ence to building regulations and other mat-
ters which now tend to be overlooked. For
example, duplexes will not be allowed in
government subdivisions on lots intended
for single family dwellings. Appropriate
areas will be set aside for duplexes and
other commercial buildings. Attention will
be paid to setbacks for buildings, to green
spaces and landscaping. It was heavily im-
plied that Central Abaco must begin con-
forming to higher standards as it continues
to expand.
Leaving much room for speculation,
Mr. Ingraham inferred that the local gov-
ernment system had room to grow and be-
come more responsive. We hope to hear
more on this in the next year or two. Elec-

tions for local government would normally
be held in the spring or summer of 2011,
and any changes to local government will
probably coincide with these elections.
On another note, Mr. Ingraham said that
the present BEC power plant site on S.C.
Bootle Highway will be assigned to the
Ministry of Works. Moving Works there
will give that department space for road
patching materials, mowers and other gov-
ernment equipment. It should also provide
storage space for storm shutters, Christmas
decorations and the random items govern-
ment agencies collect but have no storage
space for.
This new administrative complex will
compliment the airport terminal which is
scheduled to begin construction in the fall.
These two buildings along with ancillary
roads, parking and walkways, landscaping
and other improvements will represent in
investment of nearly $50 million.
This investment in buildings and the
consolidation of government agencies and
departments is a giant step by government
in recognition of Central Abaco's promi-
nent position in social, economic and gov-
ernment circles. In the past Abaco has been
considered an outside child by govern-
ment, an island that never quite conformed
to government's best intentions.
In recent years, there has been a gradual
shift toward acknowledging Abaco's con-
tribution to national development. It is
heartening to see Abaco being recognized
for its potential.

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Taxes are killing
Dear Editor:
I own a lot on one of the canals at Trea-
sure Cay. Two years ago my taxes jumped
from $650 to $2400 (four times). That was
at the beginning of a world recession. This
year it went from the $2400 to $3015. Is
the government of The Bahamas trying to
kill foreign investment? If they are, con-
gratulations; they are doing a great job!
We do spend much time in the island.
We do not use local schools or hospitals,
but we are expected to carry the tax burden
for everybody.
As soon as the economy improves, I
am out.
Henry Quintana
Schaefer Responds
Dear Editor,
I have a few comments/questions con-
cerning the letter by the Dundas Town
Committee in the February 15 paper which
responded to my letter in the January 15 is-
sue relating to an occupied building.

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It was mentioned that a one-year exten-
sion was given. This is not correct. I recom-
mended a one-year extension be given, but
the Committee refused and offered no other
option but to knock the building down.
This woman was born in The Bahamas
and is a Bahamian citizen. What does the
Committee mean by a "preferred resident"?
The Committee mentions having a love
for their community. May I suggest per-
haps they get to know the neighbors in
their community? Instead of relying on a
rumour, had they gone to this woman to
find out what her situation is, they would
have found that she is indeed living in the
house and not renting it out as they claim.
The Committee suggests replacing me
with a "law abiding individual." Can the
Committee name one predecessor of mine
that ever knocked down a building that
was built by someone on their own private
property in Abaco?
The Ministry of Works has two building
inspectors with one truck to share between
them. With these limited resources we
must cover Great Abaco and Little Abaco,
the cays, Moore's Island and Grand Cay.
We have a challenge with keeping up with
mandated inspections of permitted con-
struction and do not have the resources to
do regular patrols of each street on Abaco.
As such we may not see an obscure street
such as the one where this building is lo-
cated for several months. This is why we
rely heavily on the public to report early
any suspicious activity.
The most adamant protesters against this
building are persons neighboring or liv-
ing on the same street. My big question is
why, as you passed this building every day
and watched it progress from the ground
up, did you not report it at a much earlier
stage? Is it really fair to my department
or this woman to request that the building
be knocked down without discussing any
other possible options?
I have absolutely no animosity towards
any members of the Committee, and I apol-

ogize if I may have made you believe you
were doing something wrong. However, I
just could not sit idly by and let this what I
feel to be nasty action take place without at
the very least expressing my opinion.
In closing, at the Committee's meet-
ing of January 5 based on the unanimous
decision of the Committee, I reluctantly
agreed to pursue the necessary approvals
from Nassau to have the building knocked
down. I only asked in support of this se-
rious request that the Committee provide
me with a letter on Dundas Town Com-
mittee letterhead signed by a quorum of its
members requesting that the building be
knocked down. As of writing this, I have
still not received the letter from the Com-
John Schaefer
Message to Min. of
Marine Resources
To the Hon. Lawrence Cartwright, Minis-
ter of Agriculture and Marine Resources in
your paper.
I was shocked to learn that a Bahamian
registered vessel is to begin catching tuna
using a mile-long purse-seine. The indis-
criminate nature of purse-seine fishing
threatens the future of the Bahamas Billfish
Championship and the future of recreation-
al fishing throughout The Bahamas.
There are countless studies from around
the world showing the devastating effect of
purse-seine fishing. According to a NOAA
study conducted in 1998, "Tuna purse-
seine fisheries probably apply the most in-
tensive direct human impact on the tropical
epipelagic ecosystems in all oceans." The
same study showed that, while yellowfin
and skipjack tuna were the target spe-
cies, the bycatch included pelagic sharks,
rainbow runners, dolphinfish, triggerfish,
wahoo, rays, mackerel, barracuda and,
most importantly to my anglers, billfishes.
Another bycatch of the purse-seine is the

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turtle, which is now protected by law in
Bahamian waters.
The popularity of recreational sport
fishing throughout The Bahamas continues
to provide a positive economic impact to
the Commonwealth despite the slumping
global economy. Please insure that this
socio-economic pastime continues for fu-
ture generations. Stop purse-seine fishing
in The Bahamas.
Al Behrendt
Bahamas Billfish Championship
Net fishing
must be banned
Dear Editor
God help us all if the government allows
this to happen. The legislature should be
scrambling to change the laws immediately
to protect the future of our economy.
The FNM government was quick to low-
er the entry fees on boats coming into this
country to get back disgruntled tourists after
the fees were raised by the PLP govern-
ment. What will happen when none of the
boaters/tourists come here because the fish
are gone? How will Bahamians, in both the
fishing and tourist industries, make a living
when the fish stocks are wiped out? After
the destruction is done, it will be too late.
This is not a decision that can be fixed easily
at a later date. There is precedence through-
out the world regarding the destruction to
the fisheries by netting. The government
must act now to prevent this.
What can we do to stop this? What steps
must we take to have the laws changed?
Cindy Pinder, Secretary
Abaco Fly Fishing Guide Association
Why would we
allow net fishing?
For four days I have been trying my
best to find a possible reason to allow a
license to anybody to enable them to do
ocean netting in The Bahamas. Further-
more, we should be banding together to
stop this practice worldwide. Is this gov-
ernment bought by foreign countries? Are
we citizens of the country sold out without
a voice? We are fighting crime at a high
level right now. We must remember that a
hungry man is an angry man. The slogan
"It is better in the Bahamas" will have to
be changed.

We need to
protect our fisheries
Dear Editor:
For the past 56 years I have lived in the
Bahamas as a Permanent Resident. For
20 of these years I was an offshore fish-
ing captain and bonefish guide, and I hold
a Bahamian Masters' license. I have been
instrumental in the start of several conser-
vation programs. Over these years I have
seen the decline of the majority of Baha-
mas' fish and conch populations. Climate
change has had an affect, but overfishing
has been the most damaging.
We need to insure that EVERY Bahami-
an and visitor is aware of what this country
is facing. Education and enforcement of
the Bahamas' fishing laws are very impor-
tant. (Please check out this website: www.
Long lining has done severe damage
to the pelagic fish population. To allow
purse-seine net fishing would be a disaster!
Please Bahamians and visitors alike
- write or email the Hon. Lawrence Cart-
wright, Minister of Agriculture and Ma-
rine Resources: larrycartwright@bahamas.
gov.bs or P.O. Box N 3028, Nassau, Ba-
hamas, with your concerns. Your voices
CAN make a difference!!
Frank Kenyon
Hope Town
North Abaco Fishing
Cooperative stands
against net fishing
Dear Editor:
After reviewing the matter of the fishing
venture initiated by the Mellor brothers in
Grand Bahama to use the net methodology
to capture yellowfin tuna, President of the
North Abaco Fishing Cooperative Leon
Pinder forwards this view. The idea is
not sound at this time due to the short and
long term detrimental effects on the tuna
stock that uses The Bahamas as a spawning
ground. Just as the long line method was
an assault to the overall stocks so, too, is
the netting method.
Mr. Pinder contends that further review
is needed to decide on a sound position for
The Bahamas to take at this time. However,
all international bodies hold the view that
the tuna stocks have been depleted by 97
percent of their 1960 level of abundance.
He further notes that the Pelagic Sportfish-
ing facilitators must work towards the con-
servation and promotion of the resource. If
we as a nation are to maintain and stimu-
late the economy as a sport fishing destina-
tion, commercial fishing must be regulated

The Pelagic I is a fishing vessel recently arriving in Freeport, Grand Bahama, equipped
for purse-seine netfishing. It apparently was brought over from Italty for Paul and David
Mellor and is said to be valued at $2 million. Purse-seine net fishing is fishing with a very
large net that hangs in the water with weights on the bottom and floats on the surface. It
can be up to a mile long. The boat circles schooling fish with the net, then draws in the
bottom of the net. This keeps the fish from swimming down to avoid the net. The net will
capture all fish and mammals within the area. The Mellor brothers developed the Ba-
hamas Pelagic Aqua-culture Tuna Program to do commercial fishing of yellowtail tuna.
Note the vessel's size by the men standing in the stern

with a long and short term view towards
maintaining the available stocks. Mr. Pin-
der went on to state that he emphatically
supports commercial fishing, but it must be
a coordinated effort with responsible recre-
ational fishing.
Mr. Doyle Roberts, Technical Advi-
sor for North Abaco Fishing Cooperative,
holds that ICCAT (The International Com-
mission for the Conservation of Atlantic
Tuna) has forwarded data to show that
the maximum sustainable yield has been
breached for more than two decades. Mr.
Roberts went on to note that The Bahamas
must strike the balance between econom-
ics and sustainability. The fact that a single
tuna can be sold for $172,400 USD in the
Tokyo Tsukiiji Fish Market can lead to ex-
ploitation without regard to the long term
damaging effects.
At present, the tuna market badly needs
a closed season that would allow the stock
to replenish itself. Experts have declared
that a five-year ban would be best at this
time especially in the spawning grounds of
the Gulf of Mexico and especially around
the Gulf Stream.
Mr. Pinder and Mr. Roberts both agree
that there are only a few good classes of
tuna left with the 97-98 class just arriving
at their first spawning season in May of
North Abaco Fishing Cooperative
Possible Commercial
Tuna Netting
Dear Editor,
Friends of the Environment seeks to
keep its members and other interested
parties aware of pertinent environmen-
tal issues happening in Abaco as well as
throughout The Bahamas. To that end, we
feel that the community should be aware
of a possible business venture preparing to
commercially net yellowfin tuna in Baha-
mian waters.
As many of you may already know,
there is a fishing vessel docked in Grand
Bahama that is equipped to commercially
harvest yellowfin tuna with a purse seine
net. It appears that some of the proposed
fishing grounds may include Abaco and
the Tongue of the Ocean. Due to the cur-
rent dismal state of yellowfin tuna stocks
and the inevitable threat of bycatch (such
as marine mammals, sea turtles, sharks
and juveniles of many species), FRIENDS

urges the Bahamas government to prohibit
this boat from fishing in our waters.
FRIENDS fully supports the views and
concerns raised by our partner, the Baha-
mas National Trust. We have come to un-
derstand that current legislation does not
provide The Bahamas government with
the grounds to deny a permit request by
the Bahamian operators of this vessel.
FRIENDS urges the government to place a
moratorium on purse seine net fishing until
proper legislation to ban such unsustain-
able fishing methods can be put into place.
In the past, similar actions have been taken
by the Bahamas government with success-
ful results, such as the moratorium on wild
dolphin capture.
We urge you, our members and sup-
porters, to encourage the Bahamas govern-
ment to deny any requests for permits to
net yellowfin tuna in Bahamian waters and
ask them to support and implement more
sustainable fishing methods. Currently, the
Bahamas government is investigating in-
ternational certifications for our marine re-
sources. FRIENDS feels that experiment-
ing with purse seine netting in Bahamian
waters is counter-productive to our coun-
try's goals to be more sustainable.
How you can help:
Write a letter to Hon. Lawrence Cart-
wright, Minister of Agriculture and Ma-
rine Resources: larrycartwright@bahamas.
gov.bs or Fax 242-322-1767
Write a letter to the editor
The Abaconian: davralph@batelnet.bs,
The Tribune: letters@tribunemedia.net,
The Nassau Guardian: candia@nasguard.com
Spread the word and encourage others
to help
Friends of the Environment

Against commercial
tuna fisheries
To the Hon. Larry S. Cartwright MP
Minister Agriculture & Marine Resources
Dear Honorable Minister,
Greetings and thank you in advance for
your time.
The Bahamas Commercial Fishers Alli-
ance is lodging a formal protest of the pro-
posed licensing of the vessel The Pelagic
I docked in Freeport, Grand Bahama, al-
legedly for the purpose of tuna harvesting
within the exclusive fisheries zone of The

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I Central Abaco News

Beenie Man performs,
renders aid to Haiti
By Stone McEwan
February 13 was one of the coldest
nights on Abaco during the past several
years Still, dedicated fans and ardent con-
cert-goers braved the chill to see Jamaica's
Grammy winning reggae artist, Anthony
Moses Davies, aka Beenie Man, in a stel-
lar performance and an historic first for
Abaco. The event, under the theme Reggae
Meets Rake 'n Scrape, was held in Marsh
Harbour at the government dock. Abaco's
son, Geno D, and Ancient Man were also
slated to perform. The affair was organized
and hosted by 310 Promotion of Abaco.
Representatives of The Bahamas Red
Cross Abaco Branch were in attendance
and worked the crowd to collect donations
to assist our Haitian brothers and sisters.

310 Promotions donated $1 from every
ticket sold to the Red Cross.
Murphy Town organized
police walk-abouts
By Mirella Santillo
At the January 18th meeting, the board
members of Murphy Town Crime Watch
Committee and police representatives pres-
ent agreed to organize walk-abouts through
the settlement to inform the residents about
the formation of a crime watch, to give
them tips on how to keep their home se-
cure and to invite them to a town meeting
scheduled for February 22nd.
It took three walk-abouts to cover most
of Murphy Town. During the first two
walks on February 1st and 8th the volun-
teers focused on the main street and the
side roads on the east side of town; on Feb-
ruary 12th the last walk took the volunteers

The Beenie man performed for the first time on Abaco on Feb-
ruary 13. Part of the proceeds from the concert went to aid
Haiti. Additionally the Red Cross was represented for further
donations. Shown manning that table were Christine Light-
bourne, Barbara Johnson, Abaco Chairman, and Henrisia
Johnson. Photo by Stone McEwan

on Forest Drive and ad-
joining streets.
Several police of-
ficers joined the crime
watch committee mem-
bers in their efforts to
inform the community.
Abaco's Supt. Sean
Noel Smith, who had
promoted the forma-
tion of crime watches
in some of the settle-
ments, was one of
them. Sgt. Metellus,
who is in charge of
Community Affairs will
be the guest speaker at
the Town Meeting. She

The Murphy Town Crime Watch Committee
Department organized several walk-abouts to
know that they all want to keep the town sec
the assistance of everyone to assist in keep
Shown are PC Smith, Sgt. Metellus and Milli
Crime Watch Committee.
has been actively working to promote resi-
dent participation in overseeing the secu-
rity of their town.
The volunteers hoped that their efforts
will culminate in a record attendance at
the February 22nd Town Meeting aimed at
hearing the residents' concerns, their sug-
gestions and at obtaining their participation.
Bahamas Development
Bank closes Abaco office
By Navardo Saunders
The Bahamas Development Bank has
ceased operations on Abaco, citing a lack a
demand for its services during these tough
economic times. The bank which provides
funding for small and medium-sized busi-
nesses closed its offices at the Garnet Ar-
cher Plaza for good on December 31. Of-
fice manager Marcus Cunningham said the
decision to close was based on the "current

economic climate."
According to re-
ports, the move to
close shop was made
because Abaco is an
unprofitable market as
many people who had
secured loans with the
bank have been un-
-7'- able to repay because
of the downturn in the
Economy. The bank is
reportedly owed hun-
e and the Police dreds of thousands of
let the residents dollars.
ure and to enlist The affairs of the
ing crime down. Abaco office that was
e Dawkins of the an extension of the
Grand Bahama office
will be carried out at
the Grand Bahama office for now on.
Mr. Cunningham, who is to take up a
post either at the bank on Grand Bahama
or New Providence, is still on Abaco tying
up loose ends such as contacting the bank's
clients to appraise them of the situation and
what will be required of them.
Anyone on Abaco seeking assistance
from the BDB will have to go through the
Grand Bahama office. Mr. Cunningham
was not sure if the closure of the Abaco of-
fice was only temporary until the economy
rebounds. "I couldn't say whether or not
we will be back," he said. "I haven't got-
ten any information regarding that. Any of
our clients that need further information
can contact me at mcunningham@baha-
masdevelopmentbank.com. I would be de-
lighted to assist them in anyway."
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Central Abaco News

Central From Page 10

Minister thanks
Junkanoo sponsor
By Canishka Alexander
As part of the island's Junkanoo fes-
tivities on February 19 and 20, the Hon.
Charles T. Maynard, Minister of Youth,
Sports and Culture; Phil Cooper, Chair-
man of the National Junkanoo Committee;
and Percy "Vola" Francis, senior crafts
instructor with responsibility for the Junior
Junkanoo program throughout the Com-
monwealth of The Bahamas for the Minis-
try, visited Abaco.
During their time here, they met with
Marcus Bethel of Kentucky Fried Chick-

en, who was one of the major sponsors
for the Love Rush parade this year. Min.
Maynard thanked Mr. Bethel on behalf of
the Ministry for his support in what has
become an entire weekend of activities.
"We call it the Love Rush and hope that in
the years to come, it will become the KFC
Love Rush," he said.
Bethel promised that KFC will continue
to sponsor the event, which he described as
a great cultural experience. He was pleased
to see how many people participated.
Mr. Francis told Mr. Bethel that he was
grateful for his contribution to the Junior
Junkanoo program by supplying so many
meals particularly for the Moore's Island
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tat match between the Chairman and the tee of falsifying minutes which the other the newly renovated Burial Society/Local
Central From Page members of this Committee. It was abun- members find to be outrageous. This was Government building.
group, who had participated that Friday. dantly clear that even though they have so upsetting to Ms. Newbold that she was Mr. Newbold stated that the Committee
He explained that one of the things that had many opportunities to vent, there were about to quit; but the Committee asked her was able to save thousands of dollars by
has been done over the last three years still many hurt feelings, especially between to stay. Mr. Cornish stated that Mrs. New- doing the work in Central Pines, Brown's
was to place emphasis on the Junior Junk- the Chairman, the Deputy Chairman and bold is a fine secretary, who does her job Bay and Ocean View Park themselves. He
anoo program by spreading out the parades a Deputy Chief Councillor. Each of these extremely well. The members commended stated that Mr. Mills did not assist on any
throughout the various islands. persons gave an account of what took place her and encouraged her to stand steadfast project but only gave orders. However,
T o foc s over the past year when problems began as they are pleased with her performance. he added that as Chairman, Mr. Mills
Two focus between the chairman and the committee. Mr. Cornish said that Mr. Mills has got the credit which was fine with them.
group are formed Some of the highlights mentioned by taken local government files out of the of- Now that the Chairman is making false ac-
By Samantha V. Evans Chairman Cay Mills concerned his being fice which is prohibited. Mr. Mills has ac- cusations, they felt it necessary to set the
On February 9th two focus groups were accused of stealing money, the commit- cused Mr. Cornish of holding a contract in record straight. Mr. Newbold apologized
formed to seek information from the busi- tee disrespecting him by issuing contracts Dundas Town which is false, and he ac- to the residents for this unplanned year in
ness community and residents on the pro- without his knowledge, being threatened cused Deputy Chairman Newbold of forg- review, but it has really been a hard year
posed construction by the Teachers and and cursed out by the committee and his ing his signature on documents which Mr. for them with the Chairman not attending
Salaried Workers Union slated to be built problems with Senior Administrator Ce- Newbod says he did not do. However, in meetings.
on Forest Drive in Central Pines Estate. phas Cooper. He stated that it hurt his his capacity as the Deputy Chairman, Mr. After two hours of dialogue, Mr. New-
On hand to lead the groups was Margaret heart to know how this committee, that he Newbold signed for the garbage to be col- Please see Central Page 13
Albury of The Counsellors Ltd. in Nas- "hand picked," tried to kill him. lected and for the lights to be turned on in
sau. Eight to ten persons were in each George Cornish stated that he support-
focus group. The sessions were taped as ed Mr. Mills from the time he was run-
she asked each group questions related to ning to be the Member of Parliament for
their view of the plans. Some of the areas Dundas Town. If he had known that Mr. i
these persons gave suggestions on were the Mills would not change, as he had initially
proposed site it itself, types of businesses stated, he would not have put his reputa-
needed on the island, possible cost of rent tion on the line by campaigning with him.
for the units and size of the structure. Some Mr. Cornish stated that he is a Cornish;
of the residents were totally against hav- therefore, he is not afraid to speak his
ing apartment rentals on the upper level. mind. However, he is extremely hurt and
They suggested that it be for commercial disappointed by the actions and accusations
use only. made by the Chairman. Some of these ac-
cusations stem back years before they be-
Dundas Town holds came the "Dream Team" seeking election
Town Meeting to the Dundas Town Committee. He added
that Mr. Mills is telling people that he is
Samantha V Eans the only Justice of the Peace on the island
What was intended to be a town meet-
ing on the way forward for the Dundas but Mr. Cornish stated that he is one as
ingwell in his capacity with Council. Dundas Town Committee held a Town Meeting on February 9 that was very well at-
Town Committee and the residents of Mr. Mills accused Talana Newbold, tended. The first couple of hours were spent in going over past grievances before the
secretary of the Dundas Town undas Town Commit- Committee discussed its goals and listened to the concerns of the residents.

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Central From Page 72

bold went over the plans for the futre. He
stated that the Committee has two objec-
tives for this year. They are to work for the
people of Dundas Town and Central Pines
and to improve both areas. They plan the
* To construct a sports complex at Central
Abaco Primary School
* To compile a residents' list so that they
can communicate with residents via email,
to have community seminars
* To have walk-abouts in the communities
* To hold bimonthly meetings with resi-
* To have a health clinic
* To offer BJC and BGCSE preparation
classes to begin in March. They plan to of-
fer Math, English, Technical Drawing, and
Science. Carlene Farquharson will teach
the English and Lauren Riveire will teach
the Math and Science. Faron Newbold will
teach the Technical Drawing classes. The
Math and Science classes can accommo-
date only 32 students each and the English
classes will be smaller.
Since there are only six computers in the
new Burial Society building, only six stu-
dents can attend at a time. However, if stu-
dents have their own computers, they are
very welcome. These classes will be open
to residents of Dundas Town and Central
Pines. If there is any space left, others will
be accommodated. The classes will be held
at the Burial Society Building. Interested
persons can contact the Committee.
Computer classes will be made available
for older residents. Mr. Newbold stated
that many older persons in the community

ask him for help with their children's (or
grandchildren's) homework so these class-
es will be offered to teach them basic com-
puter skills. The areas of study will include
basic typing, using the Internet, browsing,
repair techniques and Microsoft Word and
Excel. These classes will be held on Thurs-
days at 6 p.m.
The residents brought up numerous con-
cerns that they would like the committee
to address immediately. These include the
* Speeding on the front and back roads
* Putting up street signs
* Ensuring that all streets have proper
* Putting up a bulletin board at the Burial
* Having the chicken coop in Central Pines
* Fixing roads properly and stopping all of
the patching
* Looking into getting a Cable Bahamas
office on Abaco as paying bills at a bank is
an insult to residents
* Peddling in the community at various
shops and eateries needs to be addressed
* Drug houses need to be shut down
* Advertise regularly to keep the commu-
nity aware of what is going on
* Make the Burial Society wheelchair ac-
* Partner with Murphy Town to fix the
track at the Murphy Town Park
* Prosecute persons doing the illegal
Pastor Lernis Cornish told the Commit-
tee to work together for the betterment of
the community they were elected to serve.
He told them that such disagreements
should be hashed out amongst themselves

and not brought to such a forum. The resi-
dents concurred that they should kiss and
make up so that they can continue to do
the wonderful work they started. The resi-
dents told the Committee that they are very
pleased with all of the work they have done
so far.
Central Pines residents
seek gov. intervention
By Samantha V. Evans
For many years the residents of Central
Pines have felt that they were being ne-
glected and now they feel that way again.
This time it is at the hand of some gov-
ernment agencies that are not responding
to their complaints about illegal dumping,
incomplete homes with occupants that do
not have running water, residents raising
chickens in the subdivision and stray dogs.
Many residents attended the town meeting
held by local government, and they ap-
pealed to the Dundas Town Committee to
come to their aid as Central Pines is now
out of control.
The problems being experienced in this
community have varied over the years, but
they have been given some relief especially
with garbage collection. Now more prob-
lems are looming as more persons are mov-
ing into the subdivision, some of whom are
doing many things that may result in the
property of residents being devalued.
One of the main problems being experi-

enced is that some persons are not building
the home that was approved by Town Plan-
ning. Small shanty garages are being built
and now have people living in them. Many
of these structures do not have bathrooms
or running water so the occupants relieve
themselves in the bushes. Additionally,
the structures look horrible and should not
have been allowed to be built unless they
were as approved by Town Planning.
Residents believe that the Ministry of
Works is doing a poor job policing new
construction and is afraid to tell persons
to cease building until they are prepared
to build the structure as approved. Such
deceptive persons are springing up in
more numbers and in Old Dundas Town
a few such structures have appeared as
Another problem mentioned concerns
the car repair shops that continue to open
up in the community. The residents and
the Dundas Town Committee have con-
firmed that this subdivision is for residen-
tial homes only so no commercial busi-
nesses should be present. The Central
Pines Association has tried on numerous
occasions with and without the assistance
of Local Government to have such busi-
nesses removed but Environmental Health
is yet to do its job adequately. Now an-

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other such machine shop has been alleged
to be operating in Central Pines as well.
One can only imagine the outrage the
residents who live immediately in the vi-
cinity of such structures feel and the oil and
diesel that they smell on a regular basis.
To add, one local builder is said to use the
subdivision to store his heavy equipment
but will not store the equipment on the side
of his own home. Moreover, persons are
using the subdivision as a dumping ground
for garbage, old furniture and appliances
which are defacing the area and adding to
the stray dogs and rodents are problems.
Another business that residents said has
opened is a daycare/school care program
which, according to Sonith Lockhart, has
not passed through the Committee for
any consideration. He did state that once
it does, the Committee will deal with it.
What was alarming to these residents is
that some persons begin structures, know-
ing that they do not have a building permit.
When asked to stop, they then apply for
such documents and resume building when

they get the permit. Some residents believe
that they should be fined as the laws are
too lenient on persons who are breaking
the laws.
Finally, the Ministry of Works is yet
again being held accountable for issuing
occupancy license to persons whose struc-
tures are not up to code. The residents of
Central Pines are appealing to government
authorities to come to their aide and stop
all of this illegal building and operations
that are presently going on. They ask that
businesses that are operating in the area
be closed down and moved to a location
where commercial businesses are zoned to
The residents would like to see a speedy
response to their complaints and have such
persons charged for these offenses. The
Minister of Works, Environmental Health
and other relevant ministries are being
called upon to impress upon their employ-
ees to do their jobs properly or the Dundas
Town Committee will be pressed to take
further action.

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After a Town Meeting in Dundas Town
on February 9, a walk-about followed to
investigate the many complaints brought
up by residents of Central Pines Estates.
According to Deputy Chairman Faron
Newbold, this walk-about included Com-
mittee members, Senior Administrator
Cephas Cooper, a police officer, Environ-
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As they walked through the community,
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work has taken a different turn. For too
long the residents of Central Pines have
complained but nothing substantial was
done. Now the agencies are working to-
gether to ensure that the homes of these
residents are protected.
Speed bumps have been installed at
Jerry's corner and more will be placed as
well to reduce speeding. Additionally, all
classes for the BJC and BGCSE will com-
mence the second week of March. English,
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Cherokee Sound
By Lee Pinder
Cold weather continues
For the benefit of our second homeown-
ers and would-be visitors, the cool weather
is still hanging around. However, there
have been no blizzards, torrential rains or
floods, at least, not here in Cherokee. The
thermometer has dropped into the low 50s
a couple of times, but the sun is still shin-
ing and from what I hear the fish are still
Ladies have a
Valentine feast
The women wanted to treat their loved
ones to a night out and came together and
prepared a feast for their Valentines on
February 15th at the Community Cen-
ter. I know, history tells us it should to be
the other way around, but, at least, it is a
night away from the stove. There was a full
house, lots of good food, games and laugh-
ter. This has become another tradition that
happens every year around this same time
in Cherokee and everyone seems to enjoy it.
Local Lay-Preacher
wins Queen's honour
William Bateman Sands, local preacher
for the Assemblies of God Church, was
honoured in Nassau by the Governor Gen-
eral of The Bahamas, Arthur Hanna, in the
name of Queen Elizabeth II for his long
public service to the settlement of Chero-
kee Sound with Bahamas Telecommunica-
tions Corporation.
Born in Cherokee to William Walter
Sands and Laura Pinder on March 13,
1933, he married Lillian Mavis Lowe in
December of 1951 and they had two sons,
Bill and Royce, and three daughters, Lau-
rel, Jackie and Beth. He and his wife were
both born in Cherokee, got married here,
raised their children here and continue to
make their home in Cherokee.

T A N \ () (I R T 0 I

Governor General of The Bahamas, His Excel-
lency Arthur D Hanna, presented Bateman Sands
of Cherokee Sound with the Queen's Certificate

and Badge of Honour.
Mr. Bateman started his career with
Batelco when he was only 17 years old as
a wireless operator and continued to serve
in that capacity for 43 years. He was there
long before individual telephones came to
Little Cherokee in 1986. He tells me that
he was trained by experienced operators
who came from the UK. He served seven
days a week, three times each weekday, at
9 a.m., 12 Noon and 4 p.m. and twice on
He explained to me that when the main
office in Nassau contacted each station on
Abaco, they exchanged messages for as
long as the procedure took, then broke off
their connections and that is when his real
work began. Mr. Bateman had to walk to
the person's home to inform the residents
of their incoming messages. Often he had
messages for Colyn Rees, who was situ-
ated on The Hill just outside the settlement
which was a long walk. In later years he
often sent one of his five children on the
tedious errands.
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that he recalled, and it went something
like this. "It had been a long time since I


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was working diligently with one of
the young men from the settlement.
Just when I thought he knew enough
about the procedures needed to run
the station, my trainee up and left for
Nassau. So, needless to say, I was
out of luck once again, which was
often the case when you are the only
person who knows how to do your
job." This took place when his chil-
dren were very small. Mr. Bateman
retired in 1993, but over the years
he had trained all of his children ex-
cept one on how to do his job at the
station. However, only his daughter
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on the until auto-
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which was obtained last year.
"We cleared the land in December
and have already laid the foundation for
a 1,300-square-foot building, We plan to
pour the slab within two weeks. The con-
struction, for which all the labour will be
voluntary, will be done as money for mate-
rials comes in and we hope to have it com-
pleted by the end of the year," stated Baha-
ma Palm Shores (High Banks) Fire Chief,
Bruce Smith. The building will have space
for two fire trucks, an office, bathroom,
store room and meeting room.
Mr. Smith stated that the High Banks

Fire Department was pleased to have re- always loved volunteering for anything
cently received a donation of two sets of with children," said Ms. Tanner, who was
breathing apparatus from Colin Albury of assisted at the fun day by Alanna Bass.
the Treasure Cay Fire Department. Adding to the fun of the day were some
The Fun Day and Cookout was enjoyed lively dominoes competitions, a raffle,
by a large crowd who enjoyed the fun while craft sales and, of course, the food which
supporting this very worthy cause. Tigers, no occasion is complete without. The tray-
panthers and various other make-believe eling barbeque trio, (Richard Gibbs, Mal-
characters could be seen darting around fred Martin and John Hudson), were kept
thanks to the very impressive face painting busy cooking mouth-watering steaks all
skills of Patches the Clown (Maxine Tan- day which people were buying in quantity.
ner), a retired professional clown and face Music by Jammin Jan and a DJ added a
painter who worked for more than 25 years lively atmosphere to this pleasant occa-
in Circus, Circus Hotel and Casino in Las sion.
Vegas, Nevada, and who now owns a win- Fire Chief Smith and the community
ter home in Bahama Palm Shores. "I have of Bahama Palm Shores were grateful for

the tremendous support of the fire depart-
ments of Casuarina Point, Marsh Harbour
and Treasure Cay and also everybody who
came from far and wide to support this Fun
Day and Cookout.
Little Harbour, a solar
powered community
By Jennifer Hudson
The 38 residence community of Little
Harbour lies around a beautiful sheltered
cove just off the Cherokee road close to the
Abaco Club on Winding Bay. It is home
to the world famous Pete's Pub, a popular
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EST. 1955 --

Entertainment Capital of the Abacos!

Gospel Sunday Lunch Japanese Friday Night
Join us for a great lunch with popular Gospel Sushi Fever
music performed by
m "Stephen Colebrook" Enjoy a variety of Sushi rolls every Friday night
every Sunday 1 pm 3 pm in Anglers Restaurant from 6 pm 10 pm
in Anglers Restaurant Rake n
Rake n' Scrape
S Karaoke Dance the night away at our Pool Bar every
Come and show off your vocal talents Friday night to the upbeat sounds of
Severe Tuesday night "Brown Tip" starting at 8:30 pm.
by the Pool Bar starting at 8 pm. "Prime Time" Night

iCalypso Night Enjoy a mouthwatering Prime Rib dinner
Join us every Tuesday night by the Pool Bar with friends and family.....every Saturday night
for live Calypso music by "Clint Sawyer" Anglers Restaurant 6 pm 10 pm
starting at 8:30pm. Live music by "Stephen Colebrook."

Country and Western Stephen Colebrook
Come and enjoy our savory, mouth-watering Enjoy the contemporary piano music and rich
Country & Western themed family-style soulful vocals of the wonderful
dinner every Wednesday night "Stephen Colebrook" performing in
from 6 pm 10 pm Anglers Restaurant
Live music by "Stephen Colebrook." Wednesday Sunday 6:30pm until...?,
Q at the Pool Bar
Talent Showcase Thursday Saturday 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm and
STalent Showcduring our Gospel Sunday Lunch
Join the staff of Abaco Beach Resort and 7 pm to 3 pm
Stephen Colebrook in showing off your en-
tertaining talents every Thursday in Anglers
(A starting at 8 pm Until...?

For more information on any of the upcoming events,
please contact our Concierge via telephone 367-2158 ext. 6021
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SSouth Abaco News

South From Page 17
spot with both residents and tourists which
is owned by Pete Johnston, son of the orig-
inal settler of Little Harbour, Randolph
Johnston. Today, while quite different
from the deserted cove Randolph settled in
1952, it still has no BTC telephone service,
BEC power supply or city water.
Until approximately two years ago the
residents ran their homes on power sup-
plied by generators but now all of the
homes are solar powered. The homeown-
ers are an eclectic mix of artists, doctors,
lawyers, businessmen and lobster fisher-
men from all parts of the globe and all
seem delighted with their switch to solar
power. "We are totally independent," stat-
ed Gordy Pierce, owner of a 2,200 square
foot three storey home to which he and his
wife escape from Cape Cod between De-
cember and April each year. Everything
in their house is solar powered except the
water heater which is propane. "We have
all the appliances of a normal home but just

use them more carefully. We have energy
efficient fans and compact fluorescent light
bulbs, and the house is well insulated." he
stated. "We do a lot of entertaining and
have as many as 11 guests in our home at
once with no problems."
Because of the size of his house, Mr.
Pierce's solar system is one of the largest
in Little Harbour consisting of 16 pho-
tovoltaic panels which produce a total of
3,000 watts and 16 six-volt batteries. "It is
pretty powerful compared to the rest of the
systems here, but it is because we entertain
a lot," he explained. The high performance
panels, which were specifically not put on
the roof because of the risk of damage
from high winds, are mounted on pins at
ground level which can be pulled out so
that the panels can be laid flat in the event
of a hurricane.
Whereas the cost of Mr. Pierce's pow-
erful system runs to $35,000, that is not
a necessity for all homes. His neighbours,
Bob and Alison Ball, utilize a system
which they estimate only cost between

$5,000 and $10,000. This smaller system
comprises five panels and six batteries but
they do supplement by using a propane-
powered refrigerator, stove and water
heater and avoid such high wattage items
as hair dryers and a toaster. "We lived on a
boat for many years so are used to conserv-
ing," stated Alison Ball. Their panels are
mounted on the roof and they have been
fortunate in their six years of living year
round in the house not to have had any
problems during hurricanes. They even
maintained power throughout Hurricanes
Frances and Jeanne.
Artist Bob Zwickel and his wife Jean
own the smallest solar powered system
in the Little Harbour community. He has
been running his home on solar power for
the past 10 years and finds it to be quite ad-
equate. Several of the panels he uses came
from his boat and some are 20 years old.
These earlier photovoltaic panels are about
48 watts each whereas now, newer slight-
ly larger panels are 160 watts each. Mr.
Zwickel uses a 1200 watt Trace inverter
which converts the 12 volts to 110 volts,
and with that he is able to run a desk top
computer, television, satellite radio, lights,
a music studio, food processor and stereo
plus odds and sundries such as power
tools, fans, phone and MP3 chargers. Like
the Balls, he does have a propane refriger-
ator, stove and water heater. Mr. Zwickel
is very pleased with his very inexpensive
solar system.
Pete's Pub and foundry began the
change to solar power two years ago and is
now 85 to 90 percent solar powered. "We
changed when fuel prices went up and be-
gan first with the foundry, then with our

rental and personal homes," stated Greg
Johnston, Pete's son. The bar and gallery
then followed on a separate system. "We
put in more panels before Christmas and
will probably increase by another 10 to
20 percent in the spring," he added. The
system for the bar runs five large chest
freezers, a refrigerator, an exhaust hood,
all lights and water pumps and an ice ma-
chine which makes 400 pounds each day.
Compact fluorescent bulbs and red LED
lights are used to conserve energy. A gen-
erator with automatic switchover kicks in
on cloudy days. Otherwise the solar panels
power everything 24/7.
"The photovoltaic panels are mounted in
a stationary position on the roof and are
locked to the rafters. They pose no prob-
lem from wind since they are behind the
hill and thus protected. The only upkeep
necessary is to check the batteries each
month and add water when necessary. We
also sometimes wash the panels with fresh
water," stated Greg, who added that the
cost of panels has dropped by two-thirds
since he purchased his two years ago. He
will be very pleased to show anyone around
who is interested in viewing this system.
All of the homeowners interviewed in
Little Harbour are very pleased with their
solar powered systems. After the initial
outlay (which does not have to be expen-
sive depending on choice) there is very lit-
tle maintenance or expense.involved. The
panels are guaranteed for 20-25 years, the
batteries are long lasting and the sunlight
is free.
Although there are a few lifestyle ad-

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Loray Pierce, a secona homeowner in Little naroour is snowing nis pnotovoltaic panels
that he has mounted on the ground. He installed them so they can be flattened when a
hurricane threatens.

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justments that have to be made in order
to conserve as much energy as possible,
all of the homeowners feel that it is well
worth it and it is no hardship. I have not
heard of anyone running air conditioners
in Little Harbour (though that is not to say
that no one has one). All of the homes are
built in such a way as to utilise the breezes
so that the houses keep cool. I spoke with
people who live there year round, and they
have no problem with heat in the summer
because they designed wisely. Most resi-
dents take their laundry to the Laundromat

A sudden, vertical blast of wind knocked
the three-masted S/V Concordia onto its
side in 15 seconds, forcing the captain,
crew and 48 students to abandon ship and
ride out heavy seas for 30 hours in life boats
before their rescue off Brazil's Atlantic
coast. The boat sank in 30 minutes from the
time it first keeled over. It was 300 miles
off Rio De Janeiro. All 64 people aboard
were rescued by merchant ships.
The Concordia was a 188-foot ship that
offered students high school classes and
first year college classes in its Class Afloat
program while sailing around the world.

in Marsh Harbour as washers and dryers
draw a huge amount of power. But some
do have washers and hang their clothes out
to dry in the sun. Mr. Zwickel's neigh-
bours have just installed 20 160-watt solar
panels and water storage for 15,000 gal-
lons so have been able to accommodate a
washer and dryer. Residents do not leave
lights on unnecessarily or watch television
excessively, but as Mr. Zwickel says, "It
is an easy price to pay for this dependable
source of energy." He sums it all up by
saying, "In short, it's marvelous. In this
land of sunshine, I couldn't see going any
other way."

The captain and crew had prepared
for what they anticipated would be rough
weather, not anticipating that it would be
so severe. The ship had a crew of eight as
well as eight teachers.
Our readers over the years will remem-
ber that Abaco has had several students
who have spent a very memorable year on
the Concordia. They included Travis Spic-
er, Andrew Wilhoyte, Christian Wilhoyte,
Neil Hingle, Jason Wiltfang, Nikkil Shah,
Rebecca Risberg and Gabrielle Manni. No
Abaco students were aboard the ship this

By Canishka Alexander
Abaco will be hosting two international
darts tournaments late in August. The Hon.
Charles T. Maynard, Minister of Youth,
Sports and Culture, was on Abaco at the
District Council office on February 21 to
announce the plans for these events. The
18th Caribbean Cup and the 5th Americas
Cup will be held on August 20th to 30th
Min. Maynard said that darts is a very
vibrant sport in The Bahamas and attracts
a high level of players in terms of the eco-
nomic impact it will have. Seeing it as a
perfect fit for Abaco, he rallied behind the
project and is looking forward to success-
ful tournaments.
Malcolm Spicer, Secretary of the Abaco
Darts Association, is still riding on the en-
thusiasm he felt earlier in the week. Al-
though Jamaica's decline to host the tour-
nament gave him less preparation time,
Mr. Spicer saw it as a great opportunity
for Abaco. He feels it is important to bring
so many people to the island during a slow
season for Abaco's tourism, and he is fo-
cused on making everything so inviting
that they will return to Abaco. Accord-
ing to Mr. Spicer, there are 17 countries
involved in the Caribbean region, and he
has already received 13 positive responses.
The others will respond within a months'
time. He expects 300 to 400 people to ar-
rive for the two tournaments.
"I've been organizing international tour-

naments for the last 25 years as Secretary
General for the Caribbean Darts Organi-
zation and as president of the Americas
Region for the World Darts Federation. I
have been fortunate in knowing what to do
and what is needed," he said.
Mr. Spicer received positive responses
that enabled him to make the decision to
host the tournament here. He acknowl-
edged several people within various gov-
ernment agencies whom he contacted, and
they gave him lots of assistance and en-
couragement. At the annual general meet-
ing of the Bahamas Darts Federation of
which he is President, he took the proposal
to the members because that group had to
make the final decision.
Mr. Maynard said that the Federation
will receive assistance with flags from
every participating country to be flown at
the airport roundabout. The Ministry of
Works will erect poles and foreign affairs
will make sure to have correct flags.
The organization and preparation for
the tournaments will be costly, and Mr.
Spicer expects that the group will have to
do a lot of the fund raising. It was esti-
mated that the tournament will generate
about $500,000 which will certainly be
a boost to Abaco and The Bahamas. Mr.
Spicer is looking to get everything done on
Abaco from the magazines and T-shirts to
the trophies and taxi transportation so that
everyone will benefit.

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March 15, 2010

eA aLocal Government at Work

Marsh Harbour Town Committee
By Timothy Roberts
The Marsh Harbour Town Committee
met on February 10 to discuss and finalize
the budget requests for local government's
next fiscal year which begins in July this
They discussed garbage collection. It
was brought up that Spring City residents
are concerned that garbage pick-up has
been inconsistent. It was noted that the
initial garbage contract did not provide for
the expansion of the 70-plus new homes

that have already been built nor the addi-
tional 25 that are expected to be built in the
upcoming year. A budgetary increase has
been requested to account for this because
the present garbage collection contractor
says he is not being paid to collect from
these new houses.
Approximately 70 street signs are
now completed and ready to be installed
throughout Marsh Harbour and Spring
City. Someone has been hired to drill
holes, set the signs and cement them in
place for $25 each.
The members discussed the state of the
domestic side of the port and how extreme-
ly messy it is with pallets piled up all over,
other shipping debris scattered about. It

will be brought to the Port Authority's at-
The Royal Bahamas Defense Force is
no longer stationed at the port guard gate.
Those officers left in November and now
local people are stationed there.
The committee discussed requesting
some money for a sports field for Marsh
Harbour in the upcoming budget under
capital projects.
They discussed numerous complaints
which have been received including possi-
ble reclaimed land and restriction of access
to the boat ramp at the head of the harbour.
The matter will be looked into.

SalesTeam of
Ed& Cindy Newell
James Moir Broker

Treasure Cay Canal Parcels
Brigantine Bay # 1559 16,108 s/f level, cleared canal
parcel with 164' of bulk headed & protected water
frontage. Dock & dolphin pilings installed. $599,000.
Galleon Bay # 1441 28,072 s/f cleared parcel, 64' of
bulkhead with dock & dock house. $550,000.
Galleon Bay # 744 19,256 s/f cleared canal parcel with
68' bulkheaded deep water frontage. Bay. $434,000.
Galleon Bay # 1356 24,732 s/f large canal front parcel
with 158' of bulkhead & sandy waterfront. $399,950.
Galleon Bay # 422 Prime 10,295 s/f cleared canal lot.
88' + protected canal frontage. Sea-walled, plus dock &
davit pilings. All utilities available. $350,000.
Galleon Bay # 1580 ElevatedA leared parcel of
12,500 s/f+/- with 108'p f!t-'Headed deep water canal
frontage. All utiL i tva able. Quick/easy access to
Sea of Abaco. $349,950.
Galleon Bay # 1473 Approx. 10,000 s/f canal
parcel, 100'+ of sea-walled protected water frontage. All
utilities available. Easy access to sea. $349,950.
Brigantine Bay # 1498 20,310 s/f canal lot. 126' sea-
walled deep water frontage.Great Views! $322,000.
Brigantine Bay # 1173 & 1174 2 adjacent deep water
canal parcels, each 11,200 s/f, 80' bulk head, 140'
depth. Cleared, all utilities available. EACH $299,950.
Brigantine Bay # 1494 18,807 s/f cleared canal parcel
120' deep water bulk-headed frontage. $290,000

"Ridge Runner" # 1185- 6 bed, 4 bath, 3,100 sq. ft.
furnished home includes main house, separate master
suite, guest cottage, pool & dock situated on 1.74
elevated acres with 330' of shoreline. Superb panoramic
water views. $2,599,000.
OrchidBay- BeachfrontParcel25- #1530- 1.173 acre
Atlantic Ocean lot, 130' sandy beach frontage. Excellent
elevations, spectacular ocean views. Orchid Bay
amenities include utilities, marina, restaurant, pool, tenni
courts, beach pavillion, paved roads, etc. $1,695,000.

Dolphin Beach Estates # 1412 Exceptional 20,000 s/f
waterfront parcel on Sea of Abaco with 145' of elevated
rocky shoreline. Utilities available. $549,000.
Atlantic Oceanfront Parcel #746 Approx. 1 acre
residential parcel, 154' elevated shoreline near Orchid
Bay community, great ocean views. $395,000.

"Secret Beach "# 1267/1268 Qcean Front Elevated
Parcels 9A (19,190 s/f) W) 6,144 s/f) lots, each
with 100' +/- of Atl Ocean rocky shoreline & sand
beach frontage. Prime building sites. EACH $229,900.



Prime Real Estate Listings Throughout Abaco

Beach Front Parcel # 714 45,343 s/f parcel, 100'
ocean beach frontage. Electricity available. Ideal site
for permanent residence or vacation home. $349,000.

Ocean View Parcel Near Beach # 1502- Elevated
17,650 s/f lot with 135' of road frontage offering
superb ocean views. Just a 1 minute walk to sandy
Atlantic Ocean Beach. $148,950.
Inland Lot Near Beach # 1176 Large 21,450 s/f
level lot on main street, electricity & telephone
available. GREAT CISTERN CAY $59,500.
"Paradise Point" # 659 Furnished 3 bed, 2.5 bath,
2,400 s/f waterfront home with porches & balconies
on 1/2 acre. 193' elevated Sea of Abaco frontage,
Fantastic views. REDUCED TO $595,000.

Beachfront Lot # 9A # 1379 21,565 s/f private &
serene beach parcel with 190' frontage on Sea ofAbaco.
Utilities available. Spectacular sea views. $239,000.
Beachfront Lot# 7# 1197- 24,710 s/f private & serene
beach parcel with 126' frontage on Sea ofAbaco.
Utilities available. Spectacular sea views. $239,000.

"seaGlas Cottage" # 1237 C ai g 2 bed, 2.5
bath, 3 level furnished b)$iJlnme on private 1.20
acres.1,800 s/f ug~pfl 900 s/f decks/patios. 100'
shoreline. N Wldows & central A/C. $799,000.

"Turtle's Rock" # 1062 3 bdfm, 2.5 bath furnished
home on 1.18 acre parcej .tPt l02' sandy beach frontage.
Built in 2000. Ariate area. $795,000.

Beach Home 1532 2 bed, 2.5 bath elevated 2 level
unfurnished home on 0.89 acres, 93' sandy beach
frontage. Panoramic sea views. $699,995.

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

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

Boiling Hole Lots # 1030 2 Sea of Abaco waterfront
parcels on Highway with 73' or 80' rocky shoreline,
utilities available, great sea views. EACH $95,000.

Bahamas Real Estate

Sunset Ridge Community Lots # 570 14 spacious
residential lots from 14,792 s/f to 18,488 s/f. High
elevation, close to Treasure Cay. All utilities
available. Starting at $47,500.
Pelican Shores Harbourfront Home # 1563 5 bed,
4.5 bath, 5,600 sq. ft. tastefully furnished home with
pool & dock. Well maintained, superior quality
construction, many extras. 1 acre+/- landscaped, 115'
water frontage. $3,995,000.

"Sea View" Great Abaco Club # 1203 3 bed, 2.5
bath, 1,880 s/f furnished sea view home, plus 280 s/f of
open deck on 4,918 s/f parcel. Well maintained, gated
community, great rental income potential. Includes
private deep water dock. $769,000.

"High Point" Seaview Lot # 684 Hilltop 0.405 acre
parcel on White Sound Bluff overlooking Sea of
Abaco, Fantastic Sea Views, Privacy, near beach
"Double Eagle" # 757 Recently renovated 3 bed, 3
bath, plus loft, 2,500 s/f furnished home on 11,610 s/f
canal front parcel. 95' sea wall, 68' fully serviced dock.
Underground utilities. Near beach. $776,000.
Waterftront House (Under Construction) # 1374 -
18,600 s/f sea front parcel, 108' deep water frontage,
plus 50' long boat slip. 3 bed, 3.5 bath, 2,284 s/f home
under construction. Great sea views. $359,000.
Residential Parcels
# 823 10,150 +/- s/f canal lot w/130' frontage & 105'
deep water dock w/ water & electricity. $345,000.
# 1258 9,000 s/f canal lot, 87' water frontage, 160' lay-
along docks & shared recessed boat basin. $335,000.
# 602 15,334 s/f canal corner lot w/197' seawall.
# 704- 10,400 s/f elevated canal lot w/104' deep weater
canal frontage. Sea views, walk to beach. $239,500.
# 1080 12,100 s/f canal parcel with 110' sea walled canal
frontage. Boat davits installed. $223,000.
# 811 10,400 s/f sea view corner lot with 194' of road
frontage. Walk to beach. All utilities available. $99,950.
# 998 13,459 s/f canal view corner lot, near beach
#567 2.139 acres on highway near Leisure Lee. 50'
elevated ridge. 119' highway frontage. $149,700.

# 1571 Inland Lot # 15 in Joe's Creek subdivision,
18,500 s/f, electricity available, near to beach. $49,900.

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AA and Al Anon
The AA (Alcoholics Anomyous)
group of Marsh Harbour meets Mon-
days, Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. at the
Marsh Harbour Community Library.
Al-Anon in Marsh Harbour meets by
request. Call 357-6511.
The AA group in Hope Town meets
Mondays and Wednesdays and Fridays
at 6 p.m. at the Hope Town Library.
The AA group and the AlAnon group
meet in the Treasure Cay Community
Center on Mondays at 7:30 p.m.
Please call 357-6511 for additional

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Section A Page 21



Sales Team of
Ed& Cindy Newell
James Moir Broker
Ocean Blvd. Beachfront Estate # 1455 -Exceptional 5
bed, 5.5 bath main house, separate 3 car garage and 1 bed,
1 bath guest suite. Total 7,160 s/f under roof 2.50 acres
with 250' of sandy beachfront. Unfurnished. $5,725,000.
"Girasole" # 1551- DeliUful 4 bed, 4.5 bath elevated
Italian villa style la i me, plus 2 bed, 2 bath separate
guest accomlSn1s. Elegantly furnished, many
upgrades/extras. 45,000 s/f landscaped grounds, 100' +
beach frontage. $4,950,000.
"Argyll House "# 483 Elegantly furnished, elegant 4
bed, 5.5 bath, 6,900 s/f Ocean Blvd. estate on 1.6
landscaped acres with 153' beachfront. Includes vehicles
& 2 additional lots. REDUCED TO $3,995,000.
"Summertime" # Ocean Blvd. Superb 3 bed, 2 bath
beach home plus 2 bed, 2 bath guest house. 3,600 s/f
under air. Tastefully furnished. 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/fparcel, 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.
"Sandpiper" # 1265 Ocean Blvd. 3,000 s/f bi-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.

"TridentHouse"# 317- 3 bed, 3.5 bath, furnished
3,500 s/fbeach 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.
"WindwardPalms" # 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/ftastefully 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", WindwardBeach # 1469 3 bed, 2 bath
2,050 s/ffurnished beach home on spacious 26,125 s/f
parcel with 120' sandy beach. $1,379,000.
"PilotHouse" -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.
"Dolphin Watch" -Galleon Ba # 1534 3 bed, 3.5
bath furnished home (inciOj2 bed, 2 bath guest
cottage). Total 2,~QP ving space. 18,000 s/f parcel,
74' bulkheaded cnial frontage with dock. $999,999.
"Windover", Brigantine Bay# 1f 3 bed,2 bath,
1,750 s/fbi-level elega &ir^$ed canal home, plus
garage on 10,4 .lbpically landscaped parcel. 80'
bulkheaded cafn frontage with private dock. $995,000.

'rime Real Estate Listings Throughout Abaco

"Laguna" Galleon Bay #7N03 bed, 2 bath, single
storey, 1,550 s/fcaqalft,.Turnished, landscaped lot,
carport, garage, fk-p water dock with boat lift.
"ToadHall" # 1373 5 bed/4 bath, 4,000 s/f, 2 level
Ocean Blvd. furnished oq)lOhiew home includes 1
bed/1 bath apart i'2 adjoining parcels totaling
22,500 s/f. Pri"at beach access. $499,000.
St. Andrews Estates # 1500 2,387 s/f 3 bed, 2 bath
furnished home on 13,000 s/f parcel adjacent to golf
course. $299,000.
Royal Poinciana Beachfront Condos -Phase 4
# 716) Premier 3 level, 3 bed, 4.5 bath, plus loft newly
built condos on Treasure Cay Beach. 2,860 s/f under
roof, attached garage. 644 s/f covered/open
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 2046 # 1009 3 bed, 3 bath, 2nd
level Phase 5,2nd level, 1,5,QE'living space condo,
closestto beach, ta"e. Contemporary furnishings,
unparalleled sea beach views. $999,999.
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 fumushed 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/fbeachfront 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.
RoyalPalm Condo #2420 # 1546 3 bed, 3 bath,
(including loft) 2nd level, 1,264 s/f furnished condo.
Great harbour & marina views. Well maintained, near
beach, excellent rental income potential. $549,000.

SandDollar Condo # 7- #1456 2 bed, 2 bath, 1,000 s/f
ground level furnished beachfront condo. Wel
maintained, superb sea views, comunity pool. Best
Value! Priced to sell. $499,995.
Treasure House # 4 # 1582 Charming 2 bed, 2 bath
fully renovated & tastefuul~iushed 1,000 s/f Topsider
style beachside v iIyay upgrades. Community pool,
well maintained beachfront complex. $499,950.

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Atlantis # 2215- # 1471 -2 bed, 2 bath, 1000 s/f furnished
2nd level "end unit" condqw Brigantine Bay. Includes 2
storage units and fing6ock. well maintained, great
water views. $485,000.
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.
Atlantis Condo # 2202 # 987 2 bed, 2 bath, 2nd level
furnished waterfront unit, includes boat slip & golf cart
garage. "Turn-Key", Near Treasure Cay Beach.
Atlantis Condo # 2203- # 1000 2 bed, 2 bath, i% eW;
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, 2 bath 950 s/f
furnished ground level co~drlooking harbour &
marina. Well mainlgai excellent condition. Owner
occupied (not a real unit). Incliudes boat slip & storage
unit. $425,000.
RoyalPalm # 2304 # 1472 2 bed, 2 bath, 950 s/f
furnished ground floor level condo overlooking marina.
Includes boat slip. Rental history.

Mariner's Cove Condominiums:
# 1181 -4 bedroom, 3 bath, 2 level, 1,650 s/f furnished harbour
front condo. tastefully refurbished. $649,000.
# 985 2 bed, 2 bath, 2 level harbour front end unit,
Refurbished in 2000 REDUCED TO $271,500.
#655 2 bed, 1 bath condo with marina view $249,000.
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Superb Beachfront Parcel # 1362 Ocean Blvd. level &
cleared beach lot, 12,600 s/f, 90' fabulous sandy beach
frontage. Breath-taking sea views. $1,449,000.
Beach & CanalLotPackage #941- Windward Beach lot
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PLUS Galleon Bay lot of 17,955 s/f wi th approx. 76' of
sea-walled canal frontage. $1,446,000.
Ocean Blvd. Jumbo Sized BeachfrontParcel # 1266 -
Approx. 52,575 s/fparcel (.20 acres) with 115' sandy
beach frontage & 46,QW).1. Superior building lot. All
utilities available. Fantastic sea views. $1,386,000.
Ocean Blvd. Beachfront Parcel11260 Splendid
44,600 s/f parcel on TreI f 'Beach, 75' beach
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SpectaculatY& 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.
WindwardBeach Beachfront Parcel # 1283 Cleared &
walled 17,542 s/fparcel with 100' of sandy beach.
Sea ofAbaco views. All utilities available. $1,024,000.
Windward Beach Beach Parcel #1470 23,151 s/fparcel
with 101' of stone wall & sandy beach on Sea ofAbaco. All
utilities available. $843,000.
Windward Beach # 817 1/2 acre waterfront parcel
directly on Sea ofAbaco, 124' beach frontage. Newly
installed sea wall. All utilities available. $399,000.
RockPoint# 1543 12,000 s/f 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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The Abaconian

March 15, 2010

By Canishka Alexander
A press conference was called on Febru-
ary 22 at the Marsh Harbour Police Station
by Supt. Noel Curry, newly appointed of-
ficer in charge of the Abaco and Bimini
Districts for the Royal Bahamas Police
Force. He expressed happiness over being
in Abaco and introduced his fellow col-
leagues as a "fine group of police officers
who are doing a good job."
Supt. Curry told the media that at any
given time they have a direct linkage to
police officers in terms of the media and
press relations. He shared what the police
department has been doing in Abaco by re-
moving firearms and stolen goods off the
ASP Bruce Arnett, second officer in
charge, is the media relations officer, and
he will be assisted by Insp. Edric Poitier.

ASP Arnett said the police are taking a
zero tolerance approach to criminality.
That weekend, officers were able to solve
a number of criminal matters because of
their hard work and commitment to duty,
he said.
He issued a strong warning to those who
receive stolen goods as well. "If you are
in the business of receiving stolen goods,
this is a good time to stop. If you commit
criminality, now is an even better time to
stop," he warned. He encouraged persons
in the community to work with police of-
Insp. Poitier spoke about the partnership
efforts from members of the community
which has provided them with informa-
tion to solve crimes and therefore perform
their jobs more effectively. A number of
goods was stolen from homes, and because

Abaco's new Police Chief, Supt. Noel Curry, center, is sending a strong message that his
officers will uphold the law and are prepared to track down criminals. He is expecting
that his zero tolerance of crime will make our communities safer. Shown here are Det.
Sgt. Minnis, Operations Manager, CDU; Insp. Edric Poitier, Divisional Inspector; ASP
Bruce Arnett, Second Officer in Charge; Supt. Curry; Insp. Wilson Delancy, OIC North
Abaco Division; Insp Gregory Barr, OIC Central Detective Unit; and Det. Const. Datus
Farrington, Investigations.

of the community's partnership with the
police, the police were able to track down
the individual responsible for committing
the break-ins. "The good thing was that the
owner had one or two items marked and
was able to identify the goods," he pointed
out. Identifying items may be a tedious
task, but it greatly assists police officers in
determining who the stolen items belong to
so they can return them.
Det. Sgt. Remy Minnis informed per-
sons who may assist any person with stolen
property or the purchasing of those proper-
ties that the thief and the person receiving
the property carry the same penalty and that
all persons found with stolen property will
be dealt with according to the law. "To any
person with firearms and dangerous drugs,
the CDU [Central Detective Unit] Depart-
ment is actively getting information, and
we will be on the ground executing search
warrants," he said. "If you feel like you
will get away with doing these things, not
here in Abaco because we have a zero tol-
Insp. Wilson Delancy, officer in charge
of the North Abaco Division, said that
North Abaco shares similar sentiments. He
said their major concern is the ferry dock
in the "deep north" with criminals com-
ing from Freeport and elsewhere looking
to commit crimes and leave the area. How-
ever, he assured his fellow officers that the
area is being targeted, and he is looking to
resolve that issue very soon.

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Abaco campus
By Navardo Saunders
The College of The Bahamas is actively
pursuing the establishment of a campus in
Abaco, its president said in a telephone in-
terview. "It's one of the things we've been
looking at for quite some time, and we
have al ready begun to lay the groundwork
for it to happen," COB president Janyne
Hodder said.
The College is inviting suitably qualified
persons in the educational field on Abaco to
submit resumes to the college to fill teaching
and other positions. "We are hoping to get
as many people from Abaco as possible to
operate the campus because it would make
things so much easier," she said.
Ms. Hodder added that Abaco, which has
the third largest population in The Bahamas,
should have already had a campus set up,
noting that Exuma that doesn't have half the
population has a campus where a number of
certificates and degrees are offered.
In recent interviews the lack of a ter-
tiary level institution on Abaco was one of
the things that students at various schools
lamented. Assistant Director at the De-
partment of Labour, Veronica Nairn, said
it would be great if a College of the Ba-
hamas campus or Bahama Technical and
Vocational Institute were established on
Abaco for those people who cannot afford
to leave the island to further their educa-
tion. As more locals became certified in
various fields, it would cut down on need
for expert foreign workers.

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Community Flea Market

March 13

10 am to 2 pm

Public Dock on the
Southeast Side

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Sarah Venie Lowe (Mama Venie), 93,
was the fifth of eight children born to the
late William Howard and Ada Ann Sweet-
ing of Hope Town. She married Edwin
"Isador" Lowe in 1933.
She was
by her hus-
band, Isador
Lowe; grand-
Brian Lowe,
Crystal Lowe
and Sandra
Albury; and
grand-daugh- Venie Lowe
ter-in-law, Michelle Lowe. She is survived
by daughters, Carolyn Lowe, Louisa Blake,
Juanita Lowe and Margaret (Peggy) Curry;
sons, Edwin, Philip, and Lee Roy Lowe;
sons-in-law, Donald Lowe, Trevis Curry
and Thomas Blake; daughter-in-law, Julia
Lowe; sister, Mary Munro; brother-in-law,
Jack Lowe; sisters-in-law, Thelma Lowe,
Sally Sweeting, Josie Hartin and Irene
Payne; grandchildren, Emily Bethel, Mela-
nie Malone, Ebony Albury, Lerman Curry,
Craig Curry and Claire Cash; grandchildren-
in-law, Ernest Albury, Sylvon Bethel, Ken
Malone and Kim Curry; great-grandchil-
dren, Monique Lowe, Clarice Roberts, Ernie
Albury, Caralee and Matthew Bethel, Kaila
and Dylan Curry, Caden Malone, Paxton
and Addison Albury; great-grandchildren-
in-law, Chet Lowe and Joel Roberts; great
great-grandchildren, Ghannen Lowe and
Ariauna Roberts; nephews; nieces; and many
other relatives and friends.
Brent Neville Albury was born on Sep-
tember 1st, 1972, and passed away on Feb-
ruary 9th, 2010. His funeral service was

held on February 15, 2010, at the Man-O-
War Gospel Chapel and interment was in
the Man-O-War Cemetery.
Brent Neville Albury was the first born
of three sons to Neville and Karen. At the
age of 16
months he
was diag-
nosed with
chronic kid-
ney failure.
This began
his life of
problems- Brent Albury
and proce-
dures. When he was 11, he had a success-
ful kidney transplant.
Brent married Penny Sweeting in 1994
and they have two children, Michael Brad-
ley and Max Brent.
In 2005 the kidney that Brent had re-
ceived from his mother in 1983 began to
fail. When home dialysis was unsuccess-
ful, he and Penny moved to the U.S. for
him to continue his treatments. He had his
second transplant in February 2007, but
this transplant was not as successful as the
first one.
Brent began working as a ferry captain
for Albury's Ferry when he was 16, was
one of the youngest and was with that com-
pany for 21 years.
Brent is survived by many family mem-
bers, loved ones, friends and acquain-
tances. These include Penny, Michael and
Max, Karen and Neville, Grant and Crys-
tal, Neil, Aunt Agnes and Uncle Blake,
Aunt Lily and Tommy. Other include
aunts, uncles, grandparents, cousins, niec-
es, nephews and many friends.

Science program highlights Abaco

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By Timothy Roberts
Abaco received a significant boost in
international recognition on February 9.
However, it was not because of our beauti-
ful beaches, our fantastic fishing, nor is it
because we are one of the most popular
sailing and yachting capitals in the region.
This time Abaco is being recognized
for what is underneath our island, more
specifically our blue holes and sink holes
which form an elaborate network of under-
water caves reputed to be among the most
On February 9 people from about 100
countries watched a documentary put to-
gether by NOVA the highest rated science
series on television and the most watched
documentary series on public television. It
is also one of television's most acclaimed
series, having won every major television
award, most of them many times over.
Those millions watched as a team of
scientist and divers went underground
beneath Abaco and Andros, revealing an
intricate beauty that is becoming more re-
nowned as more is discovered. The signifi-
cance of what has been found, however,
goes beyond merely the beauty of our blue
holes to what has been found inside them.
It has been touted as one of the most
significant archaeological finds in the Ca-
ribbean, giving us new data on the climate
and revealing new information on numer-
ous species of birds, tortoises, crocodiles,
vertebrae and fauna as well as the oldest
human remains recorded in the Bahamas
thus far.
The group was led by Dr. Kenny Broad,
an ecological anthropologist at the Univer-
sity of Miami, along with dive leader Bri-
an Kakuk, considered one of the planet's
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team included scientists like Dr. David
Steadman, curator of birds at the Florida
Museum of Natural History in Gainesville;
Jennifer Lynn Macalady, an astrobiologist
from Penn State University who studies the
origin of life; and Dr Tom Iliffe, a marine
biologist from Texas A & M in Galves-
ton whose work has led to the discovery of
more than 250 new species in submerged
caves around the world.
Nancy Albury, Project Coordinator for
Antiquities, Monuments and Museums
Corporation, said what is being found in
our blue holes is telling us so much of our
history, what we used to be and what is
here today and how it changed in that time,
and how we can preserve our history.
She hopes that after watching the docu-
mentary Bahamians will have a greater
awareness of our history, and they will un-
derstand the significance of these "holes"
in our backyard.
According to NOVA producer James
Barratt, "Our team was able to recover two
skulls belonging to ancient humans, the
fossils of vertebrates that are now extinct
in The Bahamas, and fossils of birds that
aren't just extinct but have never before
been described by science. Living within
the blue holes is at least one new order of
multi-cellular creatures, descended from
animals that evolved millions of years ago
as well as single-celled organisms virtually
indistinguishable from the first life-forms
on Earth."
National Geographic is expected to pub-
lish a major cover story on Bahamian blue
holes this summer. Some 12 million people
will read the magazine article, and millions
of students will be exposed to Bahamas-
related school materials.


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March 15, 2010

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Bahamas, as we are unequivocally opposed
to uncontrolled or unregulated commercial
fishing and ask that this license not be is-
Our members and partner organizations
have expressed unilateral concern and dis-
satisfaction that this operation is to be al-
lowed because the use of this type of net-
ting is an indiscriminate practice that could
reap sheer havoc on our fisheries reserves
by wiping out entire schools of fish, not
to mention the enormous amount of waste
from bycatch. Additionally, there are no
defined parameters wherein this vessel is
required to operate or guaranty that it will
not harvest valuable species such as the
Nassau Grouper.
This matter has caused extreme con-
cern, and it is imperative that clarification
be given on the ownership of the vessel,
the makeup and citizenship of the crew,
who will monitor the type and quantity of
the catch, will the activities be restricted to
bottom or mid-water trawling and where
is the catch to be disposed of or exported
to. Matters surrounding this vessel are
clouded in secrecy, in contravention of the
laws of The Bahamas, as commercial fish-
ing is reserved exclusively for Bahamians,
per Fisheries Regulations of the Bahamas,
Section 20 (4) (5).
Thank you for your commitment and we
look forward to your cooperation in this
Best regards,
Dwaine Bastian
Bahamas Commercial Fishers Alliance

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Ban purse-seine
net fishing
Please do not allow purse-seine net fish-
ing anywhere in the Bahamas. The Baha-
mas is the last paradise left on earth, and
this net fishing with catch and kill our be-
loved dolphin population along with tons
of fish and turtles.
Please ban net fishing and do not al-
low any commercial fishing boats in the
Jo Ann Hoffman
Tuna netting must
not be allowed
Open letter to the Hon. Lawrence Cart-
wright, Minister of Agriculture and Ma-
rine Resources regarding netting tuna in
The Bahamas
Dear Minister Cartwright,
I am writing to you on behalf of the
Bahamas Marine Mammal Research Or-
ganisation to express concern about a per-
mit to use a purse-seine vessel to fish for
yellowfin tuna in The Bahamas. Due to
the lack of current regulations to govern
such fishing activities, I urge your Minis-
try to decline the requested fishing permit
for this vessel and to immediately place a
moratorium on large scale pelagic fishing
operations until regulations are in place to
ensure the sustainable use of our pelagic
marine resources.
Our country has a history of putting
moratoriums in place when necessary to
ensure sustainable use of our natural re-
sources where regulations have been lack-
ing. For example, applications for new
captive dolphin facilities were declined

until the Marine Mammal Protection Act
was enacted in 2005 providing regulations
for improved care of captive dolphins and
protection of wild populations. Having re-
viewed our Agriculture and Fisheries and
the Fisheries Resources (Jurisdiction and
Conservation) Acts (both out-dated and in
need of revision), it is clear that you have
a legal obligation to follow this precedent
and deny this permit application due to the
complete lack of regulations and the pos-
sible unsustainable nature of this proposed
Purse-seine fisheries are well document-
ed to incidentally catch many non-target
species during fishing operations. Many
of these species carry high economic and
social value in The Bahamas both for Ba-
hamians and tourists, primarily through
the sportfishing industry. Tuna aggregate
with other species so when a purse-seine
net surrounds a tuna school, everything in
the surface waters is caught as well, in-
cluding juvenile and adult billfish, mahi
mahi, jacks, triggerfish and even pelagic
dolphins. So, although current tuna har-
vests in the Atlantic are reported by the
International Commission for the Conser-
vation of Atlantic Tuna (ICCAT) at near
sustainable levels, there are concerns that
the indiscriminate bycatch in purse-seine
fishing may result in the collapse of pe-
lagic ecosystems on which many species
depend, including our resident populations
of dolphins and whales.
A recent article in Sciencel (February
12, 2010) outlines the importance of gov-
ernance when facing issues relating to the
development of fisheries and the increas-
ing pressure on countries to ensure the
sustainable use of the marine environment.
Now is not the time for compromises or
experimentation with new fishing methods
- without adequate regulations. We simply
have too much to lose.

In closing, I leave you with the follow-
ing: "The right to fish carries with it the
obligation to do so in a responsible manner
so as to ensure effective conservation and
management of the living aquatic resourc-
es." FAO's Code of Conduct for Respon-
sible Fisheries.
I trust that you will make the right deci-
sion and deny this permit application. As
a member of the United Nations FAO, we
have global responsibility to do so.
Yours sincerely,
Diane Claridge
Executive Director
Bahamas Marine Mammal
Research Organisation
BNT is concerned
over large scale tuna
The Bahamas National Trust has been
inundated with calls from our members
and other concerned citizens regarding a
fishing vessel in Grand Bahama being out-
fitted to net tuna on a commercial scale.
The BNT feels a moral responsibility to
comment on this proposed commercial
fishing enterprise.
For millennia, human populations have
depended on the oceans for food, liveli-
hoods and the very air we breathe. This
dependence carries with it a responsibility
to safeguard the living systems that sup-
port us. Numerous scientific studies show
that despite the enormous size and scale of
the Earth's oceans, they are increasingly
affected by human activities. Most com-
mercially important populations of ocean
wildlife have been in decline for decades.
Food webs are becoming less robust, and
marine habitats are continuously being al-
tered and degraded. While many human

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March 15, 2010

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Letters From Page 24
activities strain the marine environment,
the primary factor in the oceans' decline is
our demand for seafood.
The science is unequivocal and for the
most part the news is not good. Through
the combination of industrial-scale fishing
and ineffective management, a significant
number of major commercial fisheries are
in need of rebuilding and many have col-
lapsed. Other populations of ocean wild-
life, from turtles to seabirds, are imper-
iled. As a result, total global landings of
wild-caught fish have slowly declined over
the past two decades.
It would appear that the fishing vessel
currently in Freeport plans to target yel-
lowfin tuna. Yellowfin tuna in the Atlantic
Ocean are managed by the International
Commission for the Conservation of At-
lantic Tunas (ICCAT). Yellowfin tuna
fisheries under ICCAT do not presently
have the detailed country-based quota sys-
tems found for Atlantic bluefin tuna. Stock
assessments to date have determined that
yellowfin tuna are fully exploited in the
Atlantic with harvest levels near maximum
sustainable yield. Concerns are growing
over increasing catches of yellowfin tuna,
especially by longline fleets that are mak-
ing unregulated harvests in the Atlantic
outside the authority of ICCAT.
Some fisheries experts believe that with
the Atlantic harvest of tuna near maximum
sustainable yields that the warm waters of
The Bahamas and the Caribbean may be
the last stronghold of this important fish-
ery species. Some scientists believe that
the southern end of the tongue of the ocean
may be the breeding site for some Atlantic

tuna stocks and should be considered as a
marine no-take reserve.
BNT is additionally concerned over the
purse seine net method which is reportedly
being planned for use by the Freeport ves-
sel. Purse seining establishes a large wall of
netting to encircle schools of fish. Fisher-
men pull the bottom of the netting closed-
like a drawstring purse-to herd fish into
the center. This method is used to catch
schooling fish such as tuna, or species that
gather to spawn such as squid. There are
several types of purse seines and, depend-
ing on which is used, some can catch other
animals, such as dolphin, who often travel
in the tuna schools. This method indiscrim-
inately catches not only adult tuna but also
immature tuna, thus dealing the fishery the
additional blow of juvenile mortality.
Yellowfin tuna are a popular sports fish
in many parts of their range and are prized
for their speed and strength when fought
on rod and reel. Many anglers believe that
large yellowfin are pound for pound the
fastest and strongest of all the big game
tunas. Renowned American author S. Kip
Farrington, who fished the classic giant
bluefin tuna fisheries of Bimini and Cat
Cay in The Bahamas, rated the yellow-
fin tuna as equal to a bluefin "twice his
weight." Sports fishermen also prize the
yellowfin tuna for its table qualities.
Sportsfishing makes an important
contribution to the Bahamian economy.
Sportsfishing contributes to development
on islands other than New Providence and
is an avenue through which foreign ex-
change enters the country. Overfishing this
highly sought after gamefish that is a criti-
cal factor in our billion dollar tourism and
second homeowner economy would appear

to be shortsighted. Further, this destructive
method of fishing can also target other im-
portant sports fish species such as marlin,
dolphin (mahi mahi) and others, resulting
in a devastating impact on our important
sportsfishing industry
The Bahamas has resisted attempts by
the Taiwanese, Japanese and Koreans to
set up industrial fisheries operations on
the premise that there was just not enough
volume to allow it. The Bahamas' other
premise has been that until our fish stocks
can be restored to 1930s levels, we will
resist outside and internal mass harvesting
The BNT was founded by such respect-
ed conservationists as Oris Russell and
Herbert McKinney, who continually taught
its officers and members, "So long as we
keep our fishery to traditional methods, we
will never have crashes in our fish stocks."
The Trust would urge government to re-
consider any permits issued to the vessel
in question and to move swiftly to enact
policy to outlaw this unsustainable practice
and prevent what would undoubtedly be
the beginning of the end of our lucrative
sportsfishing industry.

"We would hope that in this time when
market forces are driving demand for sea-
food from sustainable sources and that con-
sumers are asking for seafood that is both
good for their health and the health of the
oceans, that the government of The Baha-
mas would continue to regulate our fishing
industry so that there will be fish to catch
- and people to catch them for genera-
tions to come." said Eric Carey, Executive
Director of the BNT.
For further information contact:
Lynn Gape
lgape@bnt.bs or 242-393-1317
Matthew McCoy
responds to BEC
Dear Sirs,
Not only did I not take Mr. Gottlieb's
statements out of context, but BEC missed
a real opportunity for community educa-
tion and relations with their misleading let-
ter published in response to mine. Please
allow me to explain.
At the 2009 September public meet-
ing Mr. Gottlieb was talking about inter-
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Letters From Page 25
national safety standards, and he stated,
"The HFO fuel that will be used will result
in less than two percent sulfur emissions,
which is well below the World Health Or-
ganization's (WHO) accepted standards."
Later in the same meeting Phenton Ney-
mour stated that two percent sulfur content
in the fuel meets the World Bank stan-
dards. Then, during the tour of the plant
in December, Mr. Gottlieb was shown on
Cable 12 saying that the plant would meet
international emissions standards by hav-
ing two percent sulfur content in the fuel.
The context of all these statements, and
others to the press, is meeting emission stan-
dards. And BEC representatives have been
saying that a fuel source with two percent
sulfur will meet those standards. The WHO,
the World Bank and the US Environmen-
tal Protection Agency have published their
emission standards online, and all are easy
to contact to confirm their standards. None
present any standards for sulfur content in
the fuel source, only standards for the emis-
sions themselves. Also the emissions are not
measured in percentages but in micro grams
per cubic meter. Simple context, simple
statements, simply wrong.
In their letter to me, BEC further states
that "the sulfur emissions content is di-
rectly related to the sulfur content of the
oil. Hence, by using a lower sulfur content
(percentage) the sulfur emissions (parts per
million) would be reduced." It is true that
it will result in lower sulfur dioxide emis-
sions, but this is not the whole story.
First, you cannot directly convert fuel
content into emissions, there are too many
combustion and mechanical factors specif-
ic to each engine. There is no straight for-
mula to go from two percent sulfur content
to meeting the WHO standards. However,
in the United States, HFO plants without

proper emission controls cannot meet the
federally enforced emission standards. Be-
cause BEC will have no emission controls
(like scrubbers), and because the WHO
and World Bank standards are tougher than
those of the United States, it would a major
miracle if this new plant, using HFO fuel,
can meet those standards. It simply, physi-
cally, cannot.
BEC will argue that it has emission
controls in the form of stack height ma-
nipulation. However, this does not change
the amount of emissions, only where the
emissions go. This is not a legal emission
reduction technique in the US or the EU. It
is sort of like saying its okay to throw your
trash out of the window as long as throw it
far enough in a certain direction.
Second, the sulfur content of diesel used
for industrial uses is .05 percent. So we
can see that Abaco's new fuel source will
have 40 times the sulfur content of our
regular diesel fuel source.
Third, and finally, sulfur dioxide is
not the only emission and may be the
least worrisome. In the WHO Air Quality
Guidelines (freely available online) it is ex-
plained that current scientific research indi-
cates that sulfur dioxide is probably not as
harmful or dangerous as other emissions,
particularly nitrogen oxide and particulate
matter. Particulate matter is a very real,
very serious, health hazard. HFO is loaded
with particulate matter, and as over the
years as the refining process of crude oil
has become more sophisticated, more and
more of this dangerous stuff has been con-
centrated in HFO, the leftover sludge. And
because diesel is a distilled fuel source, it
has ZERO particulate matter.
The missed opportunity here is that BEC
could have apologized for their mistake
about emission standards while simultane-
ously inviting all concerned residents to
engage in meaningful discussions about the

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future of the plant and offered to share all
their data collection results and techniques
with the public.
BEC has repeatedly said that it wants
to be more open about this plant, yet the
officials continue to try and discredit all
those who raise serious questions about
the plant with outdated, false and made-
up data. They continue to raise walls of
secrecy between the real reasons for the
plant and the public. They continue to do
business as usual.
But in the modern world, business as
usual no longer works. It used to be that
BEC and the government could do some-
thing of questionable morality and motiva-
tions, then cover it up with vague speeches
about the betterment of the community
and lots of outdated and false data. They
could count on the public's lack of access
to raw data and information, most of it de-
liberately controlled by the government's
secrecy policies. This can no longer work.
We live in a world where everything is
recorded and searchable, context and all.
Anything BEC or any politician publicly
states can be looked up later in free online
newspaper archives as well as audio and
video archives. All of which provide the
original context. Now, our leaders can re-
ally be held accountable, and they should
be. They need to be.
We live in a world where anyone with
access to the internet can by-pass the gov-
ernment's attempts to limit knowledge
and education to go straight to the real
information. It doesn't take long, and it
can be confirmed easily with other sources
outside of the country. Anyone can con-
tact any expert or corporation or, say, the
World Health Organization. The real in-
formation is available, and it often contra-

dicts and discredits what the politicians and
BEC are trying to sell the public.
It is too bad BEC didn't use this oppor-
tunity to open themselves up to real col-
laboration with the community instead of
trying to beat it into submission with false
statements and aggressive marketing. Col-
laboration with an educated population is
the only way to create a sustainable econ-
omy on Abaco, or any other island in The
Bahamas. We need local input and local
initiation. And we need to be able to let
local people hold central government ac-
countable for the bad decisions and mis-
takes they make. That is the future. BEC's
current strategy is the past, and it is eco-
nomically, socially and environmentally
BEC may not want to acknowledge the
real standards, but anyone who cares about
Abaco should go straight to the source and
look it up themselves.
Matthew McCoy
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The Abaco Fly Fishing Guide Associa-
tion's membership fears that purse seine
netting would eventually wipe out yellow-
fin tuna along with the by-catch that drives
the fishing tourism market in the Bahamas.
Members of the AFFGA applauds the gov-
ernment's quick decision announced Tues-
day to make the necessary amendments to
the Fisheries Conservation Act and Regu-
lations that will prohibit the use of purse
seine net fishing so that a sustainable level
of fisheries resources within Bahamian wa-
ters can be maintained. The AFFGA mis-
sion is to preserve Bahamian jobs through
sustainable fishing and conservation.
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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
Abaco Air- Nassau, N Eleuthera, Moores Is........367-2266
Am erican Eagle M iam i ...................................... 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
R egional- 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
A b a c o A ir .............................................................. 3 6 7 -2 2 6 6
Cherokee Air C harters .............. .....................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........................ ............................. 366-043 1
Treasure Divers, Treasure Cay............................................. 365-8571
Brendal's Dive, Green T. Cay ............................................ 365-44 11
Dive Guana............................... 365-5178
Man-0-W ar 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, Dow ntow n, Regattas, ................ ......................$10
Ab Bch Resort, Eastern Shore close, Ferry ........... $15
Spring City $15
Dundas Town, Nat Ins bldg, C Abaco Primary Sch .........$15
M urphy Tow n & G reat. Cistern .......................................$20
S n a ke C a y ................................................ $ 3 5
C a s u a rin a P o in t ..................................... .................... $ 6 0
Cherokee, W inding Bay, Little Harbour............................$80
Baham a Palm Shore ... ..... .... .................... $90
C ro s sin g R o c ks .............................................................$ 1 0 5
Sandy Point $150
L e is u re L e e ........................................ .................... $ 5 0
Treasure Cay Airport, G Turtle ferry ..............................$80
Treasure C ay R esort .............. ........ .....................$85
Fox Tow n ................................... $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 Dec085
G reen Turtle Cay ferry dock ........................... .........$10
M a d e ira P a rk .. ............................................................. $ 2 0
S a nd B a nks .............. ....... ................ .. $25
Treasure C ay R esort ............ .. .... .....................$30
L e is u re L e e .................................................. $ 4 5
B la c k W o o d .................................. .................... $ 2 0
Fire Road & Cooper's Tow n .............. ......................$40
C eda r H a rbo u r ............................ .................... $60
W o o d C ay ................................................ $ 7 0
M o unt H op e ............... ....... ................ $80
F o x T o w n ........................................................................ $ 8 5
C row n H av e n ............................. .................... $ 9 0
M arsh H arbour 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 M oxey ............... ............... X$16 + $5

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All phones use area code 242 unless noted

Ferry Schedules Departure times shown Daily service unless noted
Marsh Harbour to Hope Town or Man-0-War 20 minutes, Guana Cay 40 minutes
Albury's Ferry Service Ph 367-3147 or 367-0290 VHF Ch. 16 Hope Town & Man-O-War from Crossing Bch
Marsh Harbour > Hope Town 7:15 am 9 10:30 12:15 pm* 2 4 5:45
Return 8 am 9:45 11:30 1:30 pm* 3 4 5 6:30
Marsh Harbour > White Sound Contractor's special Mon Fri 7 am Return 5 pm
Marsh Harbour > Man-O-War 10:30 am 12:15 pm 4 5:45 Non
Return 8 am 11:30 1:30 pm 5 Sundays
Marsh H. > Guana Cay (& Scotland Cay with advance notice) from Conch Inn or
(6:45am Union Jack Dock) 10:30 1:30 pm 3:30 holidays
Return 8 am 11:30 2:30 pm 4:45
Fare Adult prepaid oneway $15 / open return $25, Kids 6-11 half, Under 6 free (Phone after hours 359-6861)
Green Turtle Ferry Phone 365-4166, 4128, 4151 VHF Ch 16 Ten minute ride
Green T Cay to Treasure Cay Airport 8 am 9 II 12:15 1:30 3 4:30
T Cay Airport to Green T Cay 8:30 am 10:30 11:30 1:30 2:30 3:30 4:30 5
New Plymouth one way adult $10 (Children $7) Round trip $15 Extra to some G T Cay docks
Abaco Adventures Ph 365-8749 VHF Ch 16
Treasure Cay to Guana Cay Sunday Lv 12 & returns 4:45 p.m. $25 RT
T Cay to Man-O-War/ Hope Town Wed 9:30 am, return 4:30 pm $35 RT
T Cay to Guana Cay Sunset Cruise Fr $25, call for time

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

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

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

lours & 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
Walker's Cay -................................ Closed
Green Turtle Cay
Bluff House ................45....... F......365-4200
Green Turtle Club ......32....... F......365-4271
Black Sound Marina...15................365-4531
Other Shore Club .......12....... F......365-4195
Abaco Yacht Service.. 10....... F......365-4033
Treasure Cay
Treasure Cay Marinal50 ...... F......365-8250
Man-O-War Marina ...26....... F......365-6008
Marsh Harbour
Boat Harbour Marina183....... F......367-2736
Conch Inn...................75....... F .....367-4000
Harbour View Marina .36....... F .....367-2182
Mangoes Marina........29................367-2366
Marsh Harbour Marina52 F 367 2700
Hope Town
Hope Town Marina.....16................366-0003
Hope Town Hideaways...................366-0224
Lighthouse Marina .......6....... F......366-0154
Sea Spray ..................60....... F......366-0065
Spanish Cay
Spanish Cay Marina...75....... F......365-0083
Guana Cay
Orchid Bay .................64 ...... F......365-5175
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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
Conch Pearl Boat Rentals.................. 365-6502
Island Treasures Cart Rentals ........... 365-6072
Ria-Mar Golf Cart Rentals.................. 365-6024
Waterways Boat Rental ..357-6540 & 365-6143
Hope Town
Cat's Paw Boat Rentals ..................... 366-0380
Hope Town Cart Rentals ................... 366-0064
Island Cart Rentals ........................... 366-0448
Island Marine Boat Rentals ............... 366-0282
J R's Cart Rental................................ 366-0361
Sea Horse Boat Rentals .................... 366-0023
T & N Cart Rentals............................. 366-0069
Treasure Cay
Adventure on Prozac Kayak .............365-8749
Alison Car Rent ................................. 365-8193
Cash's Carts..................................... 365-8771
Claridge's Cart Rentals ..................... 365-8248
Cornish Car Rentals........................... 365-8623
JIC Boat Rentals ............................... 365-8465
Triple J Car Rentals ........................... 365-8761
Abaco Adventures Kayaks ..............365-8749

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

Crossing Rocks
Tony Russell .......366-3259
Will 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

Page 27

Visitors' Guide
Restaurants Services Transportation

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 C afe.........................$ .............367-6444
Jam ie'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
W allys .......................... $$$ .............367-2074
Hope Town
Abaco Inn ............ $$$......... ..... 366-0133
Cap'n Jacks .......................$ ............366-0247
Harbour's Edge............... $$.............366-0087
H T Harbour Lodge .......$$$.............366-0095
Munchies ........................... +.. ......366-0423
Sea Spray ......................$$ ..........366-0065
Little Harbour
Pete's Pub
Lubber's Quarter
Cracker P's.........................................366-3139
Hibiscus .................................. 365-6380
Island Treats Snack Bar..................... 365-6501
Guana Cay
Docksiders .....................$$$.............365-5230
Grabbers........................$$$ .............365-5133
Nippers ....................$$$ ............365-5143
Orchid Bay .....................$$$ ............265-5175
Treasure Cay
Florence's Cafe .................$
Harbour Cafe ....................$.............365-8635
Hudson's Delight ...............$............365-8648
Spinnaker Restaurant ...$$$.............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
Mclntosh's Restaurant ....$$.............365-4625
Pineapples ......................................365-4226
Plymouth Rock Cafe ..........................365-4234
Rooster's Rest ................$$....... ....365-4066
Wrecking Tree Restaurant
Sandy Point
Nancy's .........................
Pete & Gays .................$$$ ............ 366-4119

Page 28 Section A The Abaconian March 15, 2010

Yellow Wood -

2 Bedrooms. I Bath "MARINA VILLA # 4" 2 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath 1.455 s.f. luxury villa-
1062 s.f Residence. Covered Screened Porch Land 7,554 s.f. Deeded Dock Boat
0.565 Acre- 24.621 s.f.
r o wL- Ii L 1-1c S rl LCJCCLtl ,.ti~pI~l

Si i -lHillside Lot
___i : Excellent Rental
I listory
Fully Furnished &
ar 'nd Equipped.
#CSIH-1145- $259,000.

HoI pe Town-
GreatElbow Cay
S049 Acre 2.140 s.l
S3 Bedrooms. 1 Bath
1.700 s.f. Residence
SViews of Iuighthouse
dirom upstairs loll
i- rivate Yard
-Ccntral Town location
Ye ldo6 Edr #HTIT 1124h6- $630,000.

Great Guana Cay
1.5 Acres
2 Bedrooms. 2 Bath
-1,760 s.f. Residence
SCovered & Open Decks
160' of Ocean Beach
Fabulous Ocean Views
-Additional Land Available
-"Prince's Trust Boat Slip Available
#GrGH129- S1,975,00.
* "SEA-TO-BAY" I 1.5 Acres 1,198' of Waterfontage Over 500' oA f
Protected Boat Basin Frontage Superb Building Sites Good elevation -
Fabulous Views Perfect for development or Elegant Private Estate.
#GGV1008 $9,995,000.
* "PRINCE'S TRUST" Estate 12.5 Acres 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths -
1,760 s.f Residence Covered and open decks 593' of Ocean Beach -
664' on Sea of Abaco Fabulous Views Private Boat Basin.
#GGI1096 $4,950,000.
S"ARTCAFE& BAKERY"- Settlement- Commercial at Main Public
Dock Best Location in town.- 1,900 s.f. Colonial Bldg,. -400 s.f. Cov.
Veranda Commercial Grade Kitchen L.and- 96'x84'- 8,064 s.f. Great
Restaurant or Retail #GHIl I109 $867,500.

Gr teat Guana Cay
.. 5.000 s.f. 0. 114 Acre
S- 960 s.f. Cottage
2 Bedroom. 2.5 Baths
Guana Seaside Village
Near Atlantic Beach
Ocean Views
Reatal Histor
"Sandcastle" #iGGH1011 $S340,000.

fiL t Golf Cait Garage Auxiliar
Renovation 2007. #GTHlo98 $995,000.

Green Turtle Cay
-50 % Shared ownership
2 Bedroom. 2 Bath
1.355 s..l o Residence
-Covered Screened Porchest
Land 0.54 Acre
253.06 o water-orontage
w o Docks 36' 170'
56.000 gallon cistern
-G1en1ator House tool shed
50 KW diesel (.encaor"
G TH1o137 $625,000.

Green Turtle Cay
12.091 s.f- 0.277 Acres
4,544 s.a/ under roof-
2.500 s.f Iunder airc -
2.044 s.f. Screened Porch
4 Bedroom, 3.5 Baths
-Sea of AbacoViews
near New Plymouth
#GTHi 1128 5695,000.

Green Turtle Cay
-5 Bedrooms. 4 Batls
4.977 s. Residence
3.5 Acres Sea.lo-%ct
130 Ocean Beachfmrnt
200" Coco 13a
Pri ate Dock on Coco Ba\
l -iiW AuX (Gen.
-000GPD -Watennaker
(i lGl 11007 Pour Possible Sale
Options-From: $462,000 for
o $2,300,000 ror entire Iisell

* "SAILOR'S REST"- Dickie's Cay- 768 s.f. Residence- 3 bedroom.
I Bath 710 sf. of open and covered decks 224 s.f. I Bedroom. I Bath Guest
Ilouse- 84 s.f. deck .365 Acre Sea to Sea 260" waterfront private dock.
Built in 60's by William II. Albury 5MWI 11144 NEW $775,000.
* "VIKING" Dickie's Cay 5 Bedrooms. 3 1/2 laths. 3.360 s.f.
Residence 1,200 s.f. Covered Deck 0.84 Acres Sea-to-Sea Private 136'
Dock Auxiliary Generator #MWH100I $1,995,000.
* "FRESH WIND LANDING" -Dickie-s Cau 3 Bedrooms. 3 1/2 Uaths -
2.460 s.f. Residence 1.400 s.f. Porches-Decks I Bed. I bath Snore Box -
7.500 s.f. l.and Private 93' Dock. 40 KW Au.L. Generator Superb I larbour
Views #MWH1107- $1,200,000.
* "SUNSPLASH"- 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths 1.921 s.f. Residence.- 2
Bedroom, I Bath 400 s.f. Guest Cabin 172' Ocean Beach Front
- 1.189 Acres Beautifully Landscaped Semi-Private Dock- Fabulous
Views- #MWII 1019- NEWPRICE- $840,000.



S "BERKLEY'S BLUFF'1 White Sound Oceanfront Building Site
S31.000 sq.ft. 0.7116 Acre 100' of Ocean Frontage 275' in Depth
Natural sub-tropical vegetation Great elevation for spectacular views
HTV 1125- $495,000


J ~Great Guana Cay
2.2Acres -
95.832 s.f.
100' Atlantic Beach
c- 210 Sea of A baco
e g frontage to build dock
SFabulous Ocean Views
Additional Land Available
"CrawlBight" IGGV1143 $895,000.

S"BCrawl Bight" Sea to Sea building site -Two offerings 958.32
s.0.-2.2 Acre, 100- Atlantic. 100' Sea ofAbaco. 2. 321,690 s.f. 7.385
Acre 300' of Atlantic beach frontage. 300' of Sea of Abaco fi-ontage-Newli
built dock great family estate #GGV 143 $895,000. 2,25,000.

"WIND N' SEA" Fabulous waterfront building site- Two parcels
containing a total of 69,197 s.f: 1.588 Acres 241' of Sea of Abaco
Frontage great elevations to 42 above sea level -#GGVI 1S2-$850,000
* "LAERIE- Parcel # 58 Orchid Bay 174,775 s.ef 4.012 Acres -
Orchid Bay amenities.- One of the Highest Points in Orchid ay -
Fabulous Panoramic Views. #GGV 107- NEW PRICE $700,000.
- PARCEL "B" at PRINCE'S TRUST- Fabulous Waterfiont
Building Site 1 242' Southwest Sea of Abaco Frontage 43,803 sq.ft..
- 1 1.0055 Acres Great Sea ofAbaco Views Beach Access Boat Slips
Available- GGVI131 NEW $685,000.
*PARCEL"C" at PRINCE'S TRUST- Fabulous Waterfront
Building Site L 204' Southwest Sea of l'Abaco Frontage 1 54,360 sq.11.
- 1 1.2480 Acres Great Sea of Abaco Views Beach Access Boat Slips
Available GGV 1132 NEW S685,000

* "BLACKJACK'S REST" 32,750 s.f.- 0.751 Acre Lot #33 in
Orchid Bay with amenities, 120.41' Sea of Abaco Frontage, available to
build dock -Private community -GGVI1147 NEW $667,000.

"CLAIRE'S BEACH"- Beachfront Building Site 31.243 s.f. -
0.717 Acre 117' Beach Frontage Dock Access Good Elevation -
Superb Ocean Views #GGV1006 NEW PRICE S545,000.
"SEAVIEW" Dolphin Beach Estates 136' prime waterfront -
0.557 Acres Containing 24,292 s.f.- Shared dock access
Superb elevation Fabulous Views of Delia's Cay and the Sea ofAbaco.
8' depth at MLW at shoreline. A private dock can be built on the property.
GGV1118 NEW PRICE $485,000.
"LOST SHAKER" Dolphin Beach Estates Oversized
beach-front parcel 36,839 s.f. 0.8457 Acre 65" of Beach-front
Good elevations for superb ocean views. Lush Native Vegetation.
# GGV1000 $545,500.
'PARCEL"A at PRINCE'S TRUST- Moderately Priced Ialf
Acre Building Site 25,465 sq.ft. z- 0.5846 Acre 204.84' NE Road
Frontage .: 176'- SW Boundary 1 133'- NW Road Boundary i 178' -
SSE Boundary Fabulous Sea ofAbaco Views Beach Access Boat Slips
Available- #lGGVI 130 NEW S345,000.
* "PARADISE" 12,141 s.f. 0.278 Acre lot with views of Atlantic
ocean.One lot from beach great value- 15" elevation -
easement to beach. #GGVI 138 NEW $199,000.


"CONCHED OUT" 30,361 s.l. 0.697 Acre 125" of Atlantic
Beach frontage 12' Elevations Beautiful Ocean Views- Very Private
Area Additional Acreage available. #GTV 1008 $379,000.

"PLAYING HOOKY"- 15,948 s.f. 0.3661 Acre Prime Building
Site Unobstructed views of Coco Bay Public Dock Access Beach
Access 50' from Coco Bay Beach. #GTV 1080 $595,000.
"LONG BAYBEACH"- Incredible beach parcel -26.589
Sq.ft. 0.6103 acres 60' of spectacular beach frontage Private gated
entrance Affordable building site for cottage or beach cabana.
#GTV 1121 NEW $325,000.
"LONG BAYSOUND" Back to nature. Secluded 24,565 Sq ft
0.5639 acres 105' of Black Sound frontage Ideal home site Dock
site possible. #GTV 1122 NEW $325,000.

"MADEIRA HILL" 65.208 s.f. 1.497 Acre Dock Access -
Beach Access Good Elevation. #GTV 1009 $395,000.

"COCO BAYBREEZE" -- Two Prime Building Sites -.2699 Acre
-.2255 Acre Dock Access Beach Access. #GTV 1007 $47,500. -,ol
"CASUARINA" 8.126 s.f. 0.1865 Acre Corner lot Prime building
site Central location Short walk to Bita Bay Beach Snorkel right olfshore
i#GTV1074 $59,000.


Man-O-War Cay -
4 Bedrooms. 1.5 Baths.
1,240 s.f Residence.
0.3213 Acre 14.000 s.f.
Hillside for great Ocean
Beautifully Landscaped
Fully Furnished &
#MWIH1020- S525,000.

Man-O-War Cay
Eastern Harbour
2 Bedrooms. 2 Baths
1,030 s.f. Residence -
1290 s.f. Covered Deck
0.877 Acres
82' Ocean Frontage
-Semi-Private Dock..
Superb Ocean Views

StI.MWIII076- $1,270,000.

Man-O-War Cay
3 Bedrooms. 3 Baths
1.560 s.f Residence.
1.040 s.l. Verandahs
Land - 1.824 Acres
Entire S.E. Point of
Dickie's Cay
Private Dock
Auxiliary Generator
Fabulous Views
#MwnI099- $1,850,000.

2 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths.
1,220 s.f. Residence.
-3 Bedrooms, I Bath.
ns. Guest unuse
Land Sea-to-Sea
32.571 s.1 0.74 Acre
165' Ocean Beach Front
Private Dock
Fabulous Views
MIWH I 1341 52,100,00.
Man-O-War Cay

10.975 Acres-
-100' Ocean Beachfront
127' Creek front
3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths
1,336 s.f. Residence
-88' dock. 35' T
Auxiliary Generator
#M1W HI 139- $2,150,000.

Man-o-War Cay
2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths.
2,664 s.f. Residence.
-2 Bedrooms, I Bath.
838 s.f. Guest House
-Land Sea-to-Sea
- 43.800s.f. 1.1 Acres
98' Ocean Beach Front
Private Dock On Creek
Fabulous Views
MWHI 1116-$3,750,000.
Scotland Cay
-3 Bedrooms. 2 Baths.
Cypress floors. walls
& ceilings
Open floor plan
dock slip in
Private beach
Fabulous Views
#SCH 1148 $2,250,000.

"BOUNTIFULLY BLESSED" 2 Bedroom. 1.5 Bath 800 s.f.
residence 3.75 Acre. sea to sea 109" of irontage on Sea ofAbaco 106" on
Atlantic Boat basin with lift 170" ofdock- Swimmig Pool Approved plans
for 3/2 New England cottage #1TLI1086 -NEWPRICE -$1,350,000.

* "GRAND BOIS" Rare Prime Ocean-front building site 0.51 Acre
125' Atlantic Ocean frontage Central Location Fabulous Ocean
Views-Lush Native Foliage. #MWV1081 NEW PRICE $459,000.
"SUMMERPLACE" Prime Building Site 10,719 s.f. 0.246 Acre
Over 150' of Sea of Abaco frontage Concrete Sewall on Sea ofAbaco -
103' x 6' private dock on Man-O-War harbour Fabulous Sea of Abaco
views. #MWVIO82 NEW PRICE $325,000.
GREATABACO CLUB Parcels # 6A and # 7A # 6A -
9,243 sq.ft. # 7A 13,845 sq.ft Private Dockage Great Sea ofAbaco
Views. # 6A-#MHV 1102 $970,000. # 7A #MHV1103 $1,455,000.
#6A & #7A $2,182,000.
GREAT ABACO CLUB Parcels # 48 and # 49
# 48 7.548 sq.ft. 9 49 7.117 sq.ft 50' of Boat Basin Frontage.
Semi-Private Docks Ridge Parcels Good Elevation.
i 48-iMIVlV1100 $667,000. #49-#MIV11 01 $667,000.
*"141 Hillside Developer Parcels" Over 1/2 Acre with beach
access. Aircraft Landing Rights and Boat Slips available
NEW LISTING #SCI 140 Priced lrom:S170,000 -$438,000
'iBlock Q Parcel # I" Fabulous one-half acre building site -
25,658 sq.ft. 0.5890 Acre 172.61 on Sea ofAbaco Hillside great
elevations and superb views of the Sea of Abaco Shoreline
protected by small cay.
#sCV 117- NEW LISTING $485,000.



VOLUME 18 NUMBER 5 MARCH 1st, 2010

Treasure Cay Explorers win the Senior Junkanoo

Five Senior and four Junkanoo groups compete
By Samantha V. Evans
February 20th was a cold night but five
pRIESENTS Senior Junkanoo groups exploded onto the
s S streets of downtown Marsh Harbour to put
on a superb show that rocked the crowd.
Hundreds of people filled the streets and
waited patiently in anticipation of their fa-
vorite group's performance.
A lot of preparation went today this
evening's event and Chairman William
"Tony" Davis and his committee worked
hard to ensure that the crowd was not dis-
appointed. Numerous vendors were on
hand all night to provide good Bahamian
cuisine and snack items for the kids. Also
open was Island Bakery and the Shoe Gal-
lery that had its 7-12 midnight 50 percent
off sale. This gave patrons many things to
do as they waited two hours past the in-
tended start time for the Spring City Rock-
ers to hit the streets. However, for those
who came specifically to experience a little
of Bahamian culture, they were extremely
disappointed. In fact, a few spectators be-
lieved that the late group should have been
penalized. Never-the-less, Eddie Dames,
Director of Culture game them the time to
VE THYNEIGHIBOR complete their banner.
A little past 10 p.m. the Spring City
Rockers began the parade and after a very
late start, they put on a spectacular show.
Their theme was For All Things We Give
Thanks and Praise. Their pulsating music
The lead piece of the Treasure Cay Explorers depicts its theme of celebrating love. The Treasure Cay Explorers formed just last year could be heard long before the music sec-
and nnow this is the secon timp thP m rnt n huas won ton hnonours in the island-wide Se nior Junkanoo conmnptition Comino in second tion reached the crowd and along with the

were the Spring City Rockers, the champions before the Explorers formed. Both groups brought musicians with their brass instru-
ments to augment their drums, cow bells and whistles. A total offive adult groups competed.

Please see Junkanoo Page 12

Angels Academy had Government will make

elaborate float net fishing illegal
See story on page 4

Man-O-War's Flea

Market benefits school

The Angels Academy was the only group in the Junior Junkanoo to have afloat. Their
theme, Alice in Wonderland, was appropriately depicted as all their participants were
characters from this favorite childhood book.

Upcoming Events .
Barefoot Man Nippers, Guana Cay, March 5-6
Treasure Cay Yard Sale old hotel site, March 6
opens at 8 am
The Man-O-War Primary School annually holds a Flea Market to raise necessary funds
Reef Ball Abaco Beach Resort, $100, March 6 at 6:30 pm for the school. This event held this year on February 13 is eagerly anticipated by resi-
Treasure Cay Bird Watching March 13 at 6 am dents and visitors from many communities. One of the popular activites for the children
are soldier crab races, very appropriate as the residents of Man-O-War are nicknamed
Pathfinders Dinner Hope Town Lodge, $100, March Sojers. Many individuals have tables and booths selling a wide variety of items, but the
13 at 6 om school reserves all sales of food and drink to benefit the school.


Page 2 Section B The Abaconian

News of the Cays 1

Man-O-War holds
annual Flea Market
By Timothy Roberts
Many braved the rough seas and stiff,
cool winds to enjoy the Man-O-War
Primary School's annual Flea Market
on February 13. On sale were different
kinds of foods including gourmet dishes,
breads, pastries and deserts and Baha-
mian dishes like conch fritters and conch
salad along with a variety of other foods
all prepared by parents and friends of the
The kids had fun in the jumping castle
as well as playing the Take-a-Chance game
while young and old alike joined in the sol-
dier crab races.
A plant stand featured a number of na-
tive plants and trees and a variety of items

was available at the school's thrift table
and white elephant stalls as well as new
and used books, jewellery and more.
Other tables and booths set up included
items such as art and crafts, silk screened
shirts, new and used marine items and a
variety of other knick knacks.
The days' events concluded with the
holding of a silent auction for a variety of
items and the raffle winners being picked.
The Man-O-War School retained all
sales of food and drinks as well as the pro-
ceeds from the auction and games for ben-
efitting the school. Other tables and booths
were by individuals.
Writers' Read is held
in Hope Town
The Hope Town Harbour Lodge, head-
lined by the Hope Town Writers' Circle's

reigning diva, Adelaide Cummings, was
the scene of the eighth annual Writers'
Read. Held on February 18 and 19th, the
event was well attended by local residents
and visitors with a full house each eve-
ning. Moderator Beti Webb introduced
15 members of the Hope Town Writers'
Circle, who presented prose readings and
poetry. The offerings were varied, rang-
ing from book chapters, family memoirs
to skits. Adelaide opened the program
with poems from her latest book Curtain
Call and closed with requests of old fa-
On the final evening Tom Hazel, Hope
Town Harbour Lodge manager, surprised
95-year-old Adelaide with a bouquet of red
roses, asking for her promise to return and
read once more at next year's event. Al-

Please see Cays

Page 4

nope town Loage manager Tom naazel
honours Adelaide Cummings at the Writ-
er's Read. At 93, this long time second ho-
meowner is still writing and publishing her
work. Fifteen writers read their composi-
tions in the annual presentation of their
writings to the public on two consecutive
nights at the Lodge.

ivan-u- war tea iMarKet naa a variety oj ooons witn items appealing to everyone. nere
ladies are examining jewelry.
I - -- -I -I

Young people emjoyed the pegboard giving them chances at receiving toys and trinkets
at the Man-O-War Flea Market.


nt Lots 90 & 91
it Home
s RR sar'tinn 4

$45,000 each
i3n non oneh

Dorros Cove Elbow Cay
Guana Cay Residential Lot
Guana Cav "Coconut Grove"

$90,000 Outrigger 2 Bed 1 Bath house "REDUCED"
$239,000 Sunrise Bay lots from
$120.000 Sweetings Village lot (REDUCED)



Treasure Cay Galleon Bay

March 1st. 2010

Casuarina Pc
Casuarina PC
R P .hnr.~ Ie



Lots 373 & 374 (each)

March 1 2010

March 1, 2010

The Abaconian

Section B

SIRbahamas.com ew Prices

- New Listings Great Value

bath beautiful huge 5.500 sq.ft. family home
with 100' dock on 5 lots. US$1,990,000.

HOME IN TREASURE CAY Fully furnished 3 bed 3 bath
on 90 ft. of canal. Fully serviced dock. US$1,200,000.

GREEN TURTLE CAY,ABACO Large Estate Property PRICED TO SELL AT $5,900,000.
The Sumner Estate consists of two continuous parcels of prime property that are being sold together for the lucky Developer. The first parcel is 8.66 acres
with 1,014.63 feet of water frontage on Inner White Sound. The second parcel consists of 54.384 acres and 1.548 acres reserved for road reservations. Total
water frontage on 3 different bodies of water: Pimlin Bay, Sea of Abaco and Inner White Sound is approximately 6,088 feet. Great elevations, 360 degree views,
protected harbours and beautiful beaches. Call Stan Sawyer at 242.577.0298. Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com
M ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ C~~~~~ ~~~~ ~

bed 2 bath condo with 100 sq.f. screened-in lanai with beach
views. Best Price in Complex. Reduced to US$799,000.

location on TC beach! 2 bed 2 bath, 1,000 sq.ft.
& pool. Excellent rental history. $580,000.

Best value on the market; 1/4 acre with 50ft dock;
Club amenities; excellent rental opportunity!$585,000.

private lot with 130ft' of beachfront, 5 mins from Treasure
Cay Marina. Close to professional golf course. US$850,000.

from this end unit, setback 200ft off main Treasure Cay beach.
2 bed 1.5 baths. Great price and location! US$389,000.

LOT 32/32A Two elevated lots total of 23,000
sq. ft. 90 ft of water front- a dock already built.
Located next to Docksiders US$500,000.

George Damianos Kerry Sullivan Laurie Schreiner Jane Patterson Stan Sawyer BillAlbury
Broker, Owner Broker Estate Agent Estate Agent Estate Agent Estate Agent
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neighbourhood, 2,800 sq.ft. 4 bed/3 bath
home. Large lot. Backup generator. $755,000.

price on Green Turtle Cay Beach. Highly desirable
neighbourhood. Existing 2 bed home. US$800,000.

Bay. deep water, incredible views.dock plans
included. Exceptional value: US$165,000.

Lydia Bodamer
Estate Agent

Christopher Albury
Estate Agent

CAROLINA DREAMIN' Best home value on
TC Beach. Furnished New 3 bed 2 bath 2 storey
home, full lower walkout. Pool. $595,000.

BELLA VITA BEACHFRONT 3 bed 3 bath home
plus 5 extra lots. Snorkeling outside your door,
short walk to amenities. US$2,250,000.

OcEANVIEWS from 3 bed 2 bath home perched high above sea
level with beach access. Near Pete's Pub. US$450,000.
Also 2 bed 2 bath cottage available. US$ 250,000.

Head Office, Nassau 242.322.2305
Marsh Harbour 242.367.5046
Treasure Cay 242.577.0298
Hope Town 242.366.0163
Elbow Cay 242.366.0035

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I More News of the Cays

Cays From Page 2
ways a popular evening, the Writers' Read
has become for many one of the highlights
of their yearly season.
The Writers' Circle meets each Thurs-
day morning from 10 to noon at the Hope
Town Sailing Club. The members reside
on land and afloat at Elbow Cay and Man-
O-War Cay. Anyone who writes and would
like to share and learn is cordially invited
to attend.
Abaco Inn holds
Family Fun Day
By Jennifer Hudson
The sounds of laughter and merriment
rang out at the Abaco Inn on February 13
as children from toddlers to teenagers en-
joyed themselves at Abaco Inn's first Fam-

ily Fun Day. Games in which the children
competed for prizes included lime and
spoon race, three-legged race and a trea-
sure hunt in which the participants had to
find such things as a shell, starfish, coco-
nut and man with seaweed hair (yes, there
really was one!) Face painting, hair braid-
ing, hoola hoops and bouncing castle all
added to the fun.
A well stocked bar was on hand for the
adults who took advantage of this while
watching their off spring enjoying the fun
and games. A Show Love for Haiti raffle
was held with funds raised being donated
to the Samaritan's Purse Organization. For
the adults was a display of handicrafts on
sale by Susan Sawyer and Lovely Reckley
of the All Abaco Handicrafts Association
and Trina Cooper of the Green Turtle Cay
Local Touch Handicrafts Association in an

effort by management of the Abaco Inn
to promote the sale of native crafts. The
jewelry included shells, coconut, beads,
straw and macrame. Lovely Reckley had
added sand beads to her designs and Trina
Cooper had some very interesting pieces
utilizing native seeds such as bay beans,
Christmas palm berries and nicker nuts
which make very attractive jewelry. A se-
lection of straw baskets, crochet work and
machine embroidery was on display by
Lovely Reckley.
All of the monies raised were donated
to the Haiti relief effort. "People were so
generous in donating wonderful prizes for
the raffle," stated Abaco Inn General Man-
ager, Judy Fortenberry, who was delighted
at the result of the first Abaco Inn Fun
Day. Bernadette Hall, an employee of the

Abaco Inn, worked very hard keeping all
of the excited children under control in the
games which she had organized for them.
"All of the staff had an input into ideas for
the fun day to make it a success," stated
The weekend of fun continued at the
Abaco Inn with a Valentine's Eve Dance
featuring the New Entry Band, a Valen-
tine's Brunch and Valentine's Dinner.
Two long time
are honoured
On February 12th about 40 Hope Town
residents attended a cocktail party at the

Please see Cays Page 6

Purse Seine or Net

Fishing to be restricted
Press Statement by Min. of Agri. and Marine Resources

The Government of The Bahamas is
not minded to permit the use of purse
seine or net fishing within the waters of
The Bahamas.
This method of fishing could result in
the possible depletion or significant re-
duction of the fishing stocks in Bahamian
waters. Having regard to the importance
of sportfishing to the Tourism industry,
the Government takes the position that
purse seine or net fishing will not be per-

mitted in The Bahamas.
Consequently, the necessary amend-
ments to the Fisheries Conservation
(Jurisdiction and Conservation) Act and
Regulations will be made in order to
maintain a sustainable level of fisheries
resources within Bahamian waters. The
legislation will prohibit the use of purse
seine or net fishing to ensure that all fish-
eries resources including migratory fish
are maintained at sustainable levels.

Every room has an ocean view! "Early Light"
is a deluxe two bedroom, two bath ground
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Royal Poinciana complex on "One of The
World's Top Ten Beaches" at Treasure Cay.

"Harbour Haven", located at the pc
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The Abaconian Section B Page 5

Marcellus Roberts Q Everett Pinder
Broker Sales Associate

Treasure Cay Properties Offered by Treasure Cay Specialists

For details and pictures visit our web page at http://www.treasurecayrealestate.com
Phone: (242) 365-8538 Phone/ Fax: (242) 365-8587

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%
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!

Now the newest oceanfront development
on Treasure Cay beach comprising 10
individual luxury units
Starting at $595,000 + 12% closing
Luxury condominium project on Treasure
Cay Beach. 3 bed / 3 bath / Den / Lanai / on-
site pool and many other features
Starting at $907,500 Plus 14% closing
On-site pool and tennis, newly completed
luxury townhouse units directly on
Treaure Cay each totalling 3 bed/4 1/2
baths plus loft bedroom/den
Ground floor garage, 2 bed/ 2 bath with
ocean front patio
First floor open concept living / dining/
kitchen plus master bedrom suite, all
ocean views with patio/ balcony
Loft bedroom/ den with ocean view
MLS $2,075,000 + 7.5% Closing
4 bed/ 3/2 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
"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%
Anchorage Estates Multi-family Lots 128'
water front, 22,448 sq. ft. Good investment
Price $474,000 EXC
"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

STORAGE / C. ".1' 6" deep, 11'
8" wide, UtV- p
8" wide. CgT sale at the low
price CONT .,CrX
Recently completed delightful villa with great
marina view and access. Modern 2 bed/ 2
bath CBS fully furnished home, 1020 sq.
ft. plus porches and garden area. Must see to
appreciate. FGS $479,000 EXC
Unit #4 Upstairs 3 bed/2bath fully furnished,
direct beach access. Good rental investment
EXC. $334,825 + 7.5%
Townhouse condos with on- site tennis, heated
pool, office, laundry
Marina view, 2 bed/ 1 1/2 bath, fully furnished,
never rented, extra feathures.
MUST SEE FGS $295,000
Marina view, 2 bed/ 2 bath and unit fully
furnished- storm shutters- good rental
potential $271,500 + 7.5% closing
Marina view, 2 bed/ 1 1/2 bath fully, furnished
including garage plus vehicle. Good rental
potential. EXC $300,000 FGS
Canal front condos with on site tennis and pool
2 bed / 2 bath lower unit marina view.
Good rental income EXC $526,350
2 bed/ 2 bath lower unit with marina view.
12 ft. boat slip with 12,000 lb. lift. Never
rented. EXC $655,950 FGS
Ocean front luxury octagonal units with lagoon/
pool/waterfall. Good rental potential.
Unit #7 Two storey 2 bed/ 2 bath home.
MLS $545,000 + 7.5% closing
Resale condos available in first completed project.
Ready to go. Both units never rented but definite
Downstairs unit 3 bed / 2 bath with den/
optional 4th bed. Completely and tastefully
furnished with many extra features including
garage and Ford Taurus $742,000 + 14%
Canal front condo with on-site pool. Bldg 4.
downstairs, 2 bed, 2 bath, totally redone, 12'
wide slip. $459,675.00 + 7.5% closing EXC
Bldg. #2, 2 bed/ 2 bath uppper unit with boat
slip and golf cart garage. Never rented, in
excellent condition. $475,565 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%

Second row beach with direct ocean access.
Great view. 2 bed / 2 bath, many special
features. MUST SEE EXC. $460,000 FGS
"Fish Tales" unique canal front 3 bed / 3 bath
home on 2 full lots, 180' waterfront with 118'
serviced dock, deep water, great for larger
boat. MUST SEE! MLS$1,725,000 + 7.5%
"Trident"/"Turquoise Seas" You cannot be more
"on the beach" than in this special home.
Offering 3 bed / 3 1/2 bath in the main house
with detached garage / bed / bath / attic plus
storage. Vast deck oceanside with widow's
walk. WOW! MLS $1,999,000 + 7.5% closing
"Cross Winds" Split level CBS home extra large
lot across from 2 beach greenways. Private.
Master bed/ bath suite upstairs. Lower level 2
bed / 2 bath, cozy living room/ kitchen/
dining/ utility. Apartment annex 1bed/ 1
bed, living kitchen, enclosed patio. Plus! Plus!
Plus! MLS $755,000 + 7.5% closing

"Dream Point" Special CBS split level home
located on a corner lot near "The Point" with
two choices of direct beach access. Upper
level has master bedroom with ensuite bath
plus two guest bdrooms and bath. On the
split level there is the main entry into a large
open living/dining area, modern well
equipped kitchen. All rooms open onto a
wrap-around partially covered deck overlook
ing the garden. Ground level has an extra
large garage/ workshop with lots of storage.
EXC. $996,300 FGS
6.667 acres on the highway between Treasure
Cay Resort and Treasure Cay airport. Running
from highway north to the sea of Abaco. 180'
on water front and 165' roadside, 1500' road
to water. Prime property that can be subdivid
ed, commercial and housing/condos or
subdivided into lots, commercial and residen
tial $833,375 FGS, EXC

Ocean front properties
Casuarina Beach/Ocean Blvd.
Sand Piper Beach
Sunrise Point Beginning at $1,250,000 FGS
Canal Front Beginning at $350,000 FGS
Rock PointWaterfront, bulkheaded
Beginning at $430,000 FGS
Golf Course / Interior
Beginning at $60,000 FGS
EXC Exclusive listing
FGS Full gross or all-inclusive price
MLS Multiple Listing, list price plus buyer's closing

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

March 1, 2010

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The Abaconian March 1 ,2010

More News of the Cays

Cays From Page 4
home of Mike and Carol Muscato to ben-
efit Friends of the Environment. A pre-
sentation was given by FRIENDS' Execu-
tive Director, Kristin Williams, to inform
residents of the core projects FRIENDS is
working on this year. Mrs. Williams intro-
duced a new fund raising initiative, the Ten
for Ten Campaign that The Nature Conser-
vancy has helped to launch. The goal of the
campaign is to engage ten families or indi-
viduals to donate $10,000 over a two-year
period with a $5,000 donation each year.

In addition to Mrs. Williams presen-
tation, FRIENDS' Vice President, Cha
Boyce, surprised the crowd with a heartfelt
presentation to two individuals who have
worked tirelessly to protect Abaco's frag-
ile environment. Frank Kenyon and David
Gale received lifetime achievement awards
for their many accomplishments, among
which were the designation of both Sandy
Cay and Fowl Cay as Bahamas national
parks, installation of the first moorings to
protect the parks' coral reefs from anchor
damage and initiation of the idea of pro-
tecting the Snake Cay Creek area as a nurs-
ery area for juvenile fish species.

Hope Town
Council Meeting
By Timothy Roberts
The Hope Town Council met on Febru-
ary 11 to discuss the upcoming budget and
other matters. The members, however,
took time to remember former Man-O-
War/Guana Cay Town Committee mem-
ber, Brent Albury's passing with a mo-
ment of silence.
Included in the budget, which had very
few changes, were requests for funds for
capital projects for each of the cays, such
as road repairs, dock repairs and public
They discussed concerns of illegal ferry
services which have been brought to their
attention by the operator of another ferry
service. Mr. Leland Russell, head of Aba-
co's Port Authority, said that unfortunate-
ly there is very little the Port Authority
can do because there is no way of getting
verifiable proof that they are operating a
"ferry service." He said his department
can pursue it, but there is no way they can
win in a court case.

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A dock built by Glen Serby on Elbow
Cay is under scrutiny because it does not
adhere to the approved plans, it was not
built in the right section of land and the
angle restricts access to a public area. The
Council arranged for Mr. Leland Russell
and John Schaeffer, Ministry of Works
engineer, to inspect the dock and make
recommendations. Mr. Russell suggest-
ed, pending the inspection, that they may
choose to regularize it and make the owner
pay a fine or make the owner remove and
rebuild correctly.
New Wave Communications Limited,
owners of Y98.7 FM Radio, is seeking
public opinion on a proposed radio sta-
tion to be located on Elbow Cay. The sta-
tion would include a 245-foot tower and a
studio with a backup generator and would
broadcast community-type programming.
It was agreed that approval in principle
would be granted depending on public re-

Frank Kenyon, a Friends of the Environment founder, second from left, thanks Vice
President Cha Boyce and members for his 2010 environmental award for conservation ef-
forts over the past 40 years. Another 2010 winner, David Gale, second from right, stands
next to his son, Jeff Gale, who presented the award. Mike and Carol Muscato hosted the
FRIENDS' Fund Raising event in Hope Town on February 12th.

March 1, 2010

The Abaconian

Section B Page 7

Job market is expected to improve soon

By Navardo Saunders
The job market on Abaco is "chal-
lenging" at this time, but it is expected to
improve in the next six months or there-
abouts, according to Veronica Nairn, As-
sistant Director at the Department of La-
bour in Marsh Harbour. "We're hoping to
see some kind of turnaround in the not too
distant future," said Nairn in an interview.
At the time of the interview, the depart-
ment's list of employment vacancies was
empty. "2010 has started just the way 2009
finished with no vacancies," said Mrs.
Nairn. "But we believ e that the worst of
the recession is behind us and things will
begin to improve soon. Hopefully, that
will mean job opportunities."
Unemployed Bahamians and residents
with the right to work are being asked to
register at the Department of Labour office
in Marsh Harbour. "All they need to bring
is either their passport or voter's card and

in the case of non-Bahamians a document
showing they have the right to work," said
Mrs. Nairn.
She appealed to employers with job
openings to inform the Department of La-
bour. "We have a pool of qualified job
seekers who will be glad to meet with em-
ployers for a chance to secure a job," she
Mrs. Nairn said skilled trade jobs have
been in demand. "When jobs were avail-
able, mostly we had employers who were
looking to hire skilled electricians, plumb-
ers and carpenters," she said. "Those are
some of the more high paying jobs. They
pay about $25 an hour."
Those job are usually set aside for men.
But in 2009 Mrs. Nairn said the construc-
tion industry took a big hit as a result of
the downturn in the economy and a new
trend developed on the labour front. "Be-
fore there was always work for men, but in

2009 there was a reversal. Nowadays there
is more work for women." From time to
time there are job openings in the service
industry, sales, hotels, construction and
While waiting on the job market to im-
prove Mrs. Nairn advised, "Right now
this is a good time for people to retool and
retrain themselves so that they can be pre-
pared to take advantage of opportunities
when the job market improves. It would
be good if people would take computer les-
sons because most job these days require
people to have at least basic computer
skills. Not only that, but these days most
jobs require people to fill out applications
While the job market is bleak, Mrs.
Nairn called on job seekers not to give
up. "Keep looking," she said. "I know
it's competitive with so many people look-
ing, but keep at it. Be persistent because

that works. You may not find a job that
you want at this time, but you many find
something you can do until the job market
The key, according to Mrs. Nairn, is
to be positive while seeking employment.
"Employers are always looking for the
best and brightest people and that doesn't
always mean the most educated people.
They are looking for people with good at-
titudes and customer service skills. So be
positive and always put the best you out

Cancer Society

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

Capt. Perry Thomas
Realtor, Office Manager
Endless Summer #508, Eastern Shores, 2 story, 4 bedrooms, 3 bath-
[ rooms. 210' water frontage, 80'
dock, 6' low water, 9,000 lb.
boat lift. Cypress ceiling and in-
terior walls, laundry room, single
car garage, carport, 15 KW back-
up generator. Reduced from $1,675.000 to $ 1,412,500.00 gross
Great Business Opportunity #506 A restaurant that is ready to
go with all the necessary equip-
ment needed to operate this
lovely building, has sea views, is
on 100'x120' lot.
REDUCED $424,000.

Triplex in Great Cistern # 902 Two 2 bedroom I bath and one
I bedroom Ibath, beautifully land-
- scape and furnished. Lot size 17,250
sq. ft. $350,300 gross

Duplex in Central Pines New Listing #903 One 3 bedroom
2 bathroom and a 2 bedroom
I bath apt located in Central
Pines. Reduced to $241,875
New Listing Duplex in Marsh Harbour #1028 two 2
bedroom one bath on huge lot
over 18,000 sq ft, covered front
entrances and covered back
porches, Central a/c on both
sides, fully furnished, fenced-in
back yard, whole property landscaped. Sale Price $436,000

New Listing Home in Casuarina Point #806 less
than 500 ft off the beach, this
gorgeous rustic design with a
flare of elegance, 2 br, 2/2 bth,
living area 14 ft above ground,
pine wood floors, cypress ceiling,
open floor plan, a/c, 200 sq ft of
covered balcony. A perfect beach
house for someone who enjoys beachcombing or swimming with no crowds.
Price $349,900 gross

Sma vveiis Janet Harding
Sales Agent Realtor

tric power. This lot ready for a beauti-
ful home to be built. $139,200 gross
Dundas Town House and Duplex #786 & 784 Two 2 bed-
S room I bath apartments and a
two bed one bth home both for

Home Off Forest Drive #778 3 br 2bth home on lot 90xl31
ready to move in $190,400 gross

New Listing Duplex Central Pines #796 two 2 br, 2 bth
apts, beautifully landscaped.
New building $293,800 gross

New listing Home off Forest Drive, Dundas Town
#798 3 br, 2 bth, laundry
rm, tv rm, living & dinning
rm, single carport and cov-
ered front porch. $299,450

New Listin Duplex Central Pines #914 two 2 br,lbr
brand new never lived in
$254,250.00 gros

Murphy Town #0387, a 2 bed, 2 bath home with an
attached I bed I bath apt, with
central a/c and a huge fenced-in
yard 200 ft length and 70 ft in
depth. $258,272 gross
Three Unit Town House #0711 3 two bedroom one bath
all with beautiful ocean view
from upstairs balcony. Property
13,690 sq. ft. $320,000

New listing Large Vacant lot Central Pines 22,047 sq
ft. $43,320 gross

Osbourne Stuart, CRS, CRES, BRI, SVC
Broker, Appraiser, President with 21 years experience
Perry Thomas, BRI Cell 577-0553
Tina Wells Cell 475-3669 Janet Harding Cell 577-0284
Call Adler Realty to have your next appraisal done
Rent your apartment or find an apartment to rent. We can help.

New listing Duplex Marsh Harbour # 800 two 2 br,
I bth apts near M&R Food Store $156,600 gross

Duplex #0713 & 0715 2 bedroom, I bath and I bedroom, I bath
house in Dundas Town $260,000

Home in Murphy Town #792 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath, laundry
rm, two car garage $330,000
Triplex for s-ftNDER iI Vn #502 2 one-bedroom,
one-bath and I twJ CO TRACT. $145,000
Reduced oceanfront lot on Tilloo Cay with beach access
and shared do ck Lot size sq ft 0.73 acres 103ft on water and 315 ft.
Best price on Tilloo Cay, will not last long. Must sell, owner leaving island.
Further reduced from $278,400 to $175,000 gross
For sale 15 acres of land at Baker's Heights near
Leisure Lee off the Treasure Cay Highway. Priced at $450,000, this
property will go fast. Call today.
For sale three lots located on South Lubbers Quarters in the
Abaco Ocean Club Estate. Lots number II, 44, 112. These lots are
priced individually. 11,022 sf. $88,000 gross
Lot #44 13,307 sf $98,000 gross Lot # 112 20,485 sf. $175,000 gross
Two lots 84 ft. x 100 ft. near Treasure Cay, one
mile northwest of Treasure Cay School. $49,500 each
Best prices in Yellowwood big lots on hillside with views near
Winding Bay and the Abaco Club
Lot# 7 G3 size 12,600 s.f. $57,200 gross
Lot # 7 G4 size 12,600 s.f. $57,200 gross
Best prices on vacant lots in Marsh Harbour.
4 lots 10,286.1 sq. ft. $59,659 each 2 lots 12,086.1 sq. ft. $70,099
4 lots in Murphy Town, water view, across from
Abaco Block and Concrete, commercial. Sold separately 3 lots $48,614
each, I at $48,730
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
Bahama Coral Island lot size 10,330 sq ft with foundation that
is 80% finished. $34,200 gross
Hillside lot wirnUNi D Dundas Town #502
$18,600 gross Cff R
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

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Club News

By Mirella Santillo
Each year more students are participat-
ing in speech contests sponsored by lo-
cal clubs. Nineteen high school students
enrolled for the JA contest on January
30th and on February 10th 13 students,
all girls, took part in the Rotary Club of
Abaco Annual Speech Competition that
was held at St Andrews Methodist Church
in Dundas Town.
The competition was held in partnership
with the Ministry of Education and was
open to primary, junior and high school stu-
dents attending private and public schools.
Five students entered in the primary school
level and had to debate for three minutes
on The Future is in your hands... What
will you do with it? All the students were
articulate and had visions for the future,
theirs and the country's. First place went

to Ginelle Longley of Central Abaco Pri-
mary. She was followed in second place by
Anna Albury of Hope Town, who in spite
of her seeing disability, held the audience
with her vision of the future and was later
given special words of encouragement by
Mrs. Lenora Black, the District of Educa-
tion Director. The third place went to Pris-
cilla Bain of Agape Christian School.
A very philosophical subject, Freedom -
how far should it go? was the topic for the
junior students. Four students addressed
that topic and in the five minutes they were
allowed tried to demonstrate how too much
freedom even though, some is needed -
can disrupt relationships and society struc-
tures. Adrianne Kelly of Forest Heights
Academy won the first prize in that cat-
egory followed by Marlique Hield of St.
Francis de Sales and Sherry Romer of S.C.

The Rotary Club of Abaco held its annual speech competition in conjunction with the
Ministry of Education. The floating trophy will once again reside with Forest Heights
Academy. The four girls competing at the Senior level are pictured. Shown are the Presi-
dent of Rotary Gentry Norris, first place winner Jennisan Enriquez of Forest Heights,
Joy Archer of St. Francis de Sales, Thirshatha Etienne of Long Bay School, Anya Mills
of S. C. Bootle High School and Education officer Leslie Rolle.

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Bootle High School.
The last group comprised of four high
school girls spoke for five to seven minutes
on the serious topic High school violence:
what are the causes and what can we do

about it? Nearly all
agreed that the lack of
family structure and
parents' discipline
was one the major
causes together with
the negative influence
of television shows,
electronic games and
movies that promoted
violence. The winner,
however, Jennisan
Enriquez, a student at
Forest Heights Acad-
emy, preached for
lack of prejudice and
togetherness between
people and races. The
second place went
to Joy Archer of St.
Francis de Sales fol-
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Etienne of Long Bay
In her remarks,
Mrs. Black thanked
the Rotary Club of
Abaco for its role as

stakeholder in education and for partner-
ing with the Ministry of Education. She

Please see Clubs Page 25

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a Mexican Fiesta themed social event with many wearing pon-
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ing. Jim Fenn, the current commodore, said that the club mem-
bers have always gotten into the theme and have helped to
create a real fun atmosphere. The Commodore's Ball, which
is the club's largest event of the year, was attended by about
200 members who enjoyed an evening with each other, sharing
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March 1, 2010

The Abaconian Section B Page 11

Self-starters Program awards two

By Mirella Santillo
On February llth two young women
were each handed a check by Ishmael
"Stretch" Morley on behalf of the Ministry
of Youth, Sports and Culture, after being
chosen as the recipients of a grant in the
Self- Starters Program for the budget year
The Self-Starters Program is a govern-
ment entrepreneurial program to provide

Ishmael "Stretch" Moreley presented payment
who are expanding new businesses. Melissa A
and Tonique Pratt is on the right.

funding to aspiring young persons between
the age of 18 and 20 seeking to establish
or expand a small business. Grants ranging
from $1,000 to $5,000 have been awarded
to successful applicants to buy tools and
supplies for their businesses.
Tonique Pratt-Brutus of Treasure Cay,
one of the recipients, operates the tour
guide business Abaco Gal Island Adven-
tures and is also a boat captain.
The other recipient was Melissa Allen
of Marsh Harbour who
runs Melissa's Cater-
ing and is expanding
her business to supply
customers with party
rental equipment such
as tents, cutlery, table-
cloths and more.
A third check, again
from the Ministry of
Youth, Sports and Cul-
ture, was distributed
that day to help with
sporting events and
the purchase of tro-
phies. It was received
11ens to two women by Enid White Gardner
llen is on the left on behalf of the Abaco
Sports Council.

Four Spanish Cadets

are beginning training
By Michelle Mikula Dawkins stated that the students earned
For the fourth year the Ministry of Tour- their position by achieving top scores on
ism has inducted students from Abaco into the Foreign Language Cadet Programme
its Foreign Language Cadet Programme, a Qualifying Examination that tested both
programme designed to generate a sustain- their Spanish-speaking and writing skills.
able cadre of bi-lingual young profession- To achieve its goal of exposing students
als to serve the tourism industry, fully to the foreign language, the Minis-
The students accepted into the pro- try of Tourism has divided the programme
gramme for the 2010 year were Tirshatha into three phases over a six-month pe-
Etienne of Long Bay School, Lyndeisha riod. Phase I is organized under the title
Curry of Forest Heights Academy, Sher- Language in Action that consists of eight
lycia McKenzie of St. Francis de Sales and weekly activities centered on the language
Kyvonne Lopez of Sherlin C. Bootle High and culture of a Spanish-speaking country.
School. Phase II involves the students working vol-
"The cadets were selected from 17 stu- untarily in a tourism-related establishment
dents from Abaco who were vying for one over a five-week period, and finally, Phase
of the four positions that was made avail- III of the programme rewards the students
able by the Ministry of Tourism here on with an all expense paid trip to a Spanish-
Abaco," said Millie Dawkins, Abaco's speaking country over a four-week period.
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dancers, the musicians did not disappoint
the crowd.
The second group to hit the streets was
the MoTown Shockers of Murphy Town
that depicted things from Abaco includ-
ing the Hope Town lighthouse which lit
up as it moved along the parade. They

One of show pieces of the Murphy Town
Shockers was this replica of the Hope Tow
house. It kept to this year's theme, The Bahan
Pride and Joy.

were dressed in colors of the Bahamian
flag. The third group was the Goombay
Boys with the theme Goombay Bahamas
under the Sun. They had costumes that
showcased things Bahamian including
the famous Goombay Punch soda.
The fourth group was the Treasure
Cay Explorer s with costumes that re-
mind you of Junkanoo on Bay Street in
Nassau. Under the theme A Global Cel-
ebration of Love Love Thy
Neighbor, the Treasure Cay
Explorers depicted various
cultures including Chinese,
American, Bahamian and oth-
ers showcasing people working
together in harmony. Finally,
the Green Turtle Little Island
Slammers had costumes show-
casing angels, horse and car-
riage and a seven-headed drag-
on that were all very creative
and very well built.
According to Senior Admin-
istrator Cephas Cooper, a lot
of hard work went into making
this event a success, and he can
see it growing into a weekend
festival. He has seen an in-
crease in prize money which is
very attractive to the groups.
He even sees this as a possible
reason for the rivalry amongst
the senior groups. Treasure
Cay came out strong to defend
its title and the group did not
disappoint the crowd at all.
Spring City came out with the
intention of reclaiming its past
glory as well but at the end of
the day, there could only be
one winner.
Mr. Cooper was very
pleased with all that was done
and sees this parade as the best
n one yet. He is pleased with
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Two groups brought Nassauvians to rush

Junkanoo From Page 12
great things. He is very excited for them.
The Treasure Cay Explorers once
again proved that they are a force to be
reckoned with and are definitely in it to
win. They elevated themselves to win-
ning status last year, a new group in their
first year, and this year they went above
and beyond that performance.
After working some eleven years with
the Junkanoo committee Mr. Davis is
very pleased with the way the senior
groups execute their craft. He admires
their diligence and dedication in the

shacks to ensure that they are ready to
hit the streets for the parade.
Moving forward, the committee will
implement a penalty for lateness, enforce
the rules of the parade more and work
more closely with the police and other
agencies to ensure that the parade goes
off without a hitch.
There were 12 judges this year and all
of them came to the table with experi-
ence in the area either from judging a
local parade before or having done so
in Nassau. The response at the end of
the parade was very encouraging and ac-
cording to Mr. Davis, the parade was ex-
cellent. He is appreciative to the Minis-
try of Tourism for partnering
with the Junkanoo Committee
this year. According to Tour-
ism officials, they plan to be
an annual supporter. This year
tourism took care of all of the
marketing, and they plan to
also look into incorporating
this into their Domestic Tour-
ism Program.
Junkanoo on Abaco is still
evolving and with the support
that has already surfaced, Mr.
Davis sees his vision coming
to fruition. He hopes that next
year, they will reach even
higher heights as more groups
rush to the streets to express
themselves through this major
Bahamian cultural expression
known as Junkanoo.

Treasure Cay Explorers worked very hard to create their costumes. But this hard work
paid off as their costumes were spectacular.

The Green Turtle Cay Little Island Slammers competed in the Senior Junkanoo but were
at a great inconvenience in having the transport their costumes by boat and by truck. This
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Four schools compete in Junior Junkanoo

By Navardo Saunders
The Moore's Island All Age School was the proud
winner of the high school division of the Junior Junk-
anoo parade on February 19. Coming in first place in
the primary school division was Treasure Cay Primary
Representatives from the four schools, Moore's Is-
land All-Age, Wesley College, Treasure Cay Primary
and Angels Academy, competed in the two divisions.
Don MacKay Boulevard was packed with hundreds
of people who turned out for the Junior Junknaoo Pa-
rade, and the spectators got more than they bargained
for. The groups put on spectacular performances,

showcasing outstanding talent in music and dance. The
crowd cheered and applauded as the groups rushed along
the parade route. The vibrant colours of the costume
stuck out at every turn.
Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture Charles May-
nard said from what he had seen that the future of Junk-
anoo in Abaco appears bright. "I am very impressed by
what I see here tonight," he said. "This is beautiful."
Minister Maynard added that the importance of the
Junior parade cannot be over emphasized. "The Junior
parade serves as a feeder for the senior parade," he said.
"So hopefully next time more school can participate and
this event can become even bigger and better."

Wesley College competed in the high school division of Junior
Junkanoo coming in second.

Treasure Cay Primary School was the first place winner in the primary school category.

A large contingent from the Moore's Island All Age School traveled to the mainland to
compete in Junior Junkanoo held in Marsh Harbour on February 19. Their efforts paid
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Six groups competed

in Senior Junkanoo

Spring City dancers are shown strutting their style for the judges. Many of the judges took
a course in the past to know the correct techniques for judging.

The Dundas Town Goombay Boys celebrated the summer festival of
Goombay Summer with their costumes and float.

AO A- \ Spring City Rockers work to regain their top spot and their costumes and artwork was
The Dundas Town Goombay Boys came in third in the Senior Junaknoo. Their costumes outstanding but it was a disappointing second place for them. Their theme was For All
depicted the various island of The Bahamas and showed off their artwork well. Things We Give Thanks and Praise.

March 1, 2010

Page 16 Section B The Abaconian

cSchool News

S.C. Bootle told them that before they can become development and career. He stressed the began. Bishop Cedric Bullard of Reviv-
kings, they must first think like a king. importance of discipline in sports. al Time Pentecostal in Cooper's Town
High School He urged the young men to adopt godly ASP Bruce Arnette, second officer in led the prayer charge for The Bahamas.
principles in their lives such as love, joy, charge of the Police Force on Abaco, was Prayers were offered for the entire country
Boys and girls peace, patience, kindness, faith, gentleness just as excited to be in the presence of Troy as well as for Abaco and the school itself.
attend seminars and self-control. McIntosh as the boys were. ASP Arnette Event raises funds
The students of S. C. Bootle High The second presenter really took the spoke very candidly about peer pressure, E en ie n
School enjoyed an exciting day of fun- boys by surprise. Former student and gangs and prison, conflict resolution, dis- for school bus
filled, informative presentations during Olympian, Troy McIntosh, told the boys cipline and citizenship. By Canishka Alexander
their annual All Boys/All Girls Seminars a story of small boy growing up in Fire School h ld a Recently, students, teachers, parents
on February 16 under the theme Realizing Road and Cooper's Town and the hard- andl holds a friends of S.C. Boote High School
the King in You. While all the girls stayed ships and obstacles the boy faced on the Day of Prayer took to the streets to participate in their an-
on the school campus, the boys made the way to becoming a world class artist, ath- By Canishka Alexander nual Health/Fundraiser School Bus Walk-
short trek to the old Church of God build- lete and professional engineer. That young On February 10 the entire staff and stu- a-thon. The participants walked a distance
ing site near the waterfront. man turned out to be himself. If he could dents of S.C. Bootle High School, as pro-
Ryan Forbes spoke to the boys on God's do it, they could also. He told the boys claimed by the Prime Minister, took part Please see School Page 17
definition of a man and of mans' purpose. about opportunities in sports and how they in a solemn pray session before classes
Mr. Ryan, a former student of the school, could use these opportunities for personal

Shell craft were popular with students

The boys of S. C. Bootle High School had an opportunity to take pictures with Troy Mc-
Intosh, the local and national hero, get autographs and even wear some of the medals he
Lovely Reckley recently taught a class at S.C. Bootle High School on shell craft. She is actually won on the world stage. Students pose with him while wearing medals he won at
shown here showing the students some techniques for gluing the shells. World Championships and the Olympics.

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The Abaconian Section B Page 17

'More School News

School From Page 16
of five miles from Cooper's Town to Black
Wood. When they returned to the school,
they were treated to a meal of chicken
souse, which was thoughtfully prepared by
the school's facility managers. The fund
raiser concluded with basketball and vol-
leyball games, movies and dominoes.
Principal Huel Moss said that the
PTA board is working hard in an effort
to raise funds that will go toward pur-
chasing a much-needed school bus. Last
year, they were able to collect a little
more than $4,000. Mr. Moss said ev-
eryone is hopeful that this year's event
would have raised enough to start the
negotiation process for the school bus.
The school and the district struggle on an
annual basis with transportation for stu-
dents to travel to events and functions in
the Marsh Harbour area.
Those wishing to assist the school, par-

ticularly "corporate Abaco," should con-
tact PTA President Sylvia Poitier at the
Royal Bank of Canada.
Intruders steal
school equipment
By Canishka Alexander
Investigations continue into a break-in
at S.C. Bootle High School. Principal Huel
Moss Jr. said this is the first break-in and
vandalism to occur at the school in three
years. The break-in occurred sometime be-
tween Sunday evening on February 7 and
early Monday morning on February 8.
"Intruders broke into the Administration
Block at S. C. Bootle High School, which
houses the reception area, vice principal's
office, principal's office and a storage
room. All four of our laptop computers,
one Compaq and three Acers, petty cash
in the amount of $75 and an apartment-
sized refrigerator were stolen," Mr. Moss
He said the theft of the laptops is ex-

S.C. Bootle High School student Devon Cooper presented
a thank you gift to Mr. Ryan Forbes, one of the presenters
at the All Boys Seminar. Mr. Forbes is a former student of
the school.

tremely upsetting because
they were used on a daily
basis for class instruction
and various presentations.
The Compaq laptop was
donated to the school by
the graduating class of
2008, and the Acer com-
puters were donated by
Commonwealth Bank.
"Their removal will really
hurt," Moss stated. "Any
help from the public would
be most appreciated."
He said the break-in is
an indication that there is
an urgent need for a night-
time or weekend security
officer to be posted at the
school. "The monies and
time it takes to make re-

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Four computers along with other items
were stolen from S.C. Bootle High School
earlier in February. The loss of the com-
puters is very upsetting as they were critcal
to the operation of the school.

pairs, not to mention the replacement of
lost supplies is slowing down the positive
progress of the school. It more than justi-
fies that serious consideration be given to
some form of night security at the school,"
he explained.
Sixth grader publishes
children's books
By Canishka Alexander
Recognized as an international honou-
ree at the Department of Education Abaco
District's Awards Ceremony 2010, Yele-
na Persaud has been on a roll during the
last couple months. The St. Francis de
Sales student recently won first place in
the Knights of Columbus Spelling Bee in
Florida; she then went on to place second
in the 42nd Annual Archdiocesan Spelling
Bee Contest; and she was awarded as the
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School From Page 17

Abaco Central High
School holds Intra-House
Sports Competition
By Mirella Santillo
The Abaco Central High School intra-
house sports competition took place during
the first week of February with a five-ki-
lometer road race and a step-show contest
on February 2nd and track and field events
on the 4th and 5th. The sports events
were competed among four houses, the
Arawaks, the Caribs, the Tainos and the
Lucayans, with students divided into three
age groups, under 15, under 17 and under
20, boys and girls separately.
According to teacher and coach, Patrice
Charles, there were tremendous perfor-

mances to be witnessed especially by the
following athletes:
James Williams, the top boy for the
under 17 age group, won three races, the
100m, 200m and 400m.
Vanessa D'Haiti, the top girl for the un-
der 15 category, won the 400m, the 800m,
the 1500m and the open 3000m races.
Sasha Davis, top girl in the under 20
category, won the 100m, the 200m races
and the shot-put event.
Simon Senat won four gold medals for
the first place in the 400m, the 800m, the
1500m and the 5000m open races and the
5000m road race.
One of the highlight in the track and field
races was the record time Shane Jones ran
the 100m: 10.75 seconds. It was the fastest
time that race was ever run on Abaco.
Terrence Burrows placed top athlete in

the under 15 boys category and Vanessa
Darville was recognized top athlete in the
under 17 girls category. After adding the
overall performances, the house of the Ar-
awaks place first, followed by the Caribs.
The athletes were officially recognized
on February 18th during the Celebration
and Awards Day. They were handed their
medals and trophies and the Arawaks re-
ceived the cup for their first place in the
competition with cheers and applause.
Student placed second
in IDB competition
By Samantha V. Evans
On December 10 last year Joy Archer,
a grade 12 student of St. Francis de Sales
Catholic School, captured the second place
win in the Inter-American Development

Bank essay competition. In conjunction
with the Bahamas National Trust, the IDB
launched the essay competition to heighten
awareness among young people about con-
servation and preservation of the environ-
ment. The essay topic was Environmental
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Bahamas: A Vision for the Future. As sec-
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Agape now has
student government
By Samantha V. Evans
This is the first year that Agape Chris-
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Patrice Charles, Terrence Burrows, Vanessa D'Haiti and Simon Senat.

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Since Mr. Adderley has been here, the
school has gotten new volleyball equip-
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The Abaconian March 1 2010

Marc Binard recounts his relief work in Haiti

[This is the second part of Dr. Marc
Binard's experiences doing relief work in
Haiti. This segment begins when Dr. Bi-
nard arrived at the Oloffson Hotel on his
arrival in Port au Prince.]

The Oloffson Hotel
Fortified with courage from two rum
punches, I approach the reception desk.
The receptionist sits low behind the coun-
ter illuminated with a candle. I try to cover
my embarrassment at arriving without res-
ervations, even for a lawn chair, and an-
nounce as I have on so many other stays.
"Bon soir, I am Dr. Binard. I have reser-
vations for suite 11." I expect giggles at
such a preposterous statement. Suite 11 is
the John Barrymore suite, the nicest room
in the hotel, and I certainly don't have res-

The receptionist looks down at her
book. She stands and slides me the keys
for suite 11. "Welcome, Docteur." I look
down, expecting her to snatch the keys
away. But she doesn't. I gingerly take the
keys and bid her "bon soir." Surely, I will
be removed from the suite in the morning,
but I don't really care right now.
I enter the suite and realize that the
candles in the hotel are not there for ambi-
ance. The hotel has no electricity. I take a
refreshing shower. It will be my last for a
while since the hotel will be out of water in
the morning. I will bathe out of the water
in the toilet tank reservoir. In the morn-
ing I also discover why I was able to get a
room, everybody is scared to sleep inside
for fear of the hotel collapsing in the next
In the morning as I nass the recen-

Dr. Marc Binard had not expected to practice medicine but just take medicines and other
supplies to the medical staff there. But the need was so great that he was obliged to do
what he could to alleviate the suffering of many. Living conditions are very bad with few
buildings inhabitable. The concern now is that when rains begin in a few weeks, the situ-
ation will become even worse.

tion desk, the receptionist calls to me.
"Docteur, Monsieur Morse would like to
speak with you."
An inner panic sets in. Richard Morse is
not only the hotel owner, he is also the lead
singer of the band RAM, the leading roots
group of Haiti. RAM is my personal favor-
ite Haitian music band. I am sure that I am
being summoned so that Richard can eject
me from my undeserved and unreserved
suite. I am led to Richard's home located
just through the kitchen of the hotel. One
wall of the home is largely collapsed but
the rest of the home seems intact.
I enter the house and find Richard on
the floor writhing in pain. His contortions
give me an immediate diagnosis, renal
colic, kidney stones and a bad attack at
that. It seems that this has gone on for a
few days already, and a few other Ameri-
can doctors have come and gone. I realize
that in my medical supplies I have Tora-
dol, the injectable drug of choice for renal
colic. I have never brought this drug to
Haiti, but it seems to be what is needed
now. I run back to my room and load a
syringe. I give Richard a shot and in 10
minutes he is better.
Regine has hooked me up with Dr. Don,
a pediatrician from Tennessee, and Lynn,
cath lab nurse from Vanderbilt Univer-
sity. I have injectable medications, they
have pills. Remarkably, they have nearly
30 years' experience in Haiti. Together
we can make a formidable team. It was
Regine's organizational skills that brought
us together.
We start at the orphanage. I assume
this is the tent city since I see four Cole-
man tents in the compound. No problem. I
start to question Regine's judgement. This
is pretty de luxe by Haiti standards. Nice

concrete buildings with a few tents. I think
I will be able to catch my ride back to Cap.
Pleasantries exchanged, we cross the
road and pass through a corrugated metal
gate. Now I get it. THIS is the tent village.
A wealthy Haitian woman (who asked not
to be named) has opened the gates to the
yard surrounding her gingerbread home
and has admitted 928 people. The families
fill an area about the size of my yard in
Wisconsin, maybe an acre. The entire yard
is covered in tarps, tents and sheets with
families living within.
We set up clinic on the steps of the
proud turn-of-the-century home. I imme-
diately am taken to the tent of the twins.
A cursory exam finds them to be in good
health, but I ask for a second opinion from
pediatrician Dr. Don. What was supposed
to be an exam of twins turns into the ex-
amination of hundreds. Dehydrated babies,
old open wounds, fractures, the spectrum
of illness was amazing.
The team retires to the balcony of the
Oloffson, tired, sweaty, but with a sense of
accomplishment. Before the team returns
to their guest home across town, they order
rum punches and Haitian Prestige beers. I
go back to check on Richard. His pain has
returned, and he is getting dehydrated. It is
time for an IV. I ask Lynn if she would be
able to start one and if she has the supplies.
It seems she has the IV start kit but no IV
fluids. Amazingly, I have two bags of IV
fluid in my bag that I had planned to use
to mix my injectable antibiotics. Together
we had what we needed. Of course, it was
now dark so Lynn started the IV by candle-
light while wearing a miner's head lamp.
When I praised her efforts, she replied, "I
usually start 'em by feel anyway."
I now had IV access so I was able to give
pain meds IV. This also meant that I had to
keep a check on the IV at night to be sure it
did not run out. I enlisted Michel, the night
watchman. Every three to four hours like
clockwork he would pound on my door. I
would then creep through the dark hotel by
the light of my otoscope to check Richard's
IV. This went on for four days. One night
Richard complained that the bed was wet,
and he thought his kitten has wet the bed.
Closer investigation found that the kitten
was to blame, she had chewed through the
IV tubing. I changed the IV tubing, no easy
feat in the dark, then put her outside and
closed the door, forgetting the gaping hole
in Richard's wall where she could easily
reenter. I guess the kitten was retaliating
for my joke on the first day. I told Richard
what we really needed was a Cat scan and
I swear to God at that moment, the kitten
jumped on his abdomen. An island style
cat scan, we all had a good laugh.
This became the routine for the next
four days. Tent city clinics in the day and

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Section B Page 21

Doctor found need for medical help staggering

Binard From Page 20

renal colic at night. As a mobile clinic, we
could quickly set up shop with as little as a
tarp and a few chairs. Regine would scout
out the pockets of humanity that needed the
care the most, and then we would set up
clinic. Everywhere, patients were polite,
appreciative and waited patiently in line.
Usually, we would walk back to the hotel
through the devastated "Red Zone" neigh-
borhood. Never was there any suggestion
of violence or anger. The international me-
dia's portrayal of Haiti as a country racked
by violence was wildly inaccurate. Every-
where we found evidence of the Haitian
people cleaning up the ruble themselves.
Little boys with small hammers breaking
large hunks of concrete and running down
the hill with small wheelbarrows. The spir-
it of the Haitian people was not broken.
Richard's condition continued to fluctu-
ate. Every time we though we were in the
clear, another stone would start to pass.
Fevers came and went. I became ill as did
Regine. Air quality samples from Port au
Prince had found an atmosphere loaded
with dangerous bacteria. Homes with ir-
retrievable corpses were burned to elimi-
nate the stench. Just behind the Oloffson,
the seven-story hotel, Kastel Haiti, nearly
collapsed on top of the Oloffson with 50
people inside. Every night when the wind
shifted, the stench of death would waft
through the hotel, a reminder of the many
who had perished.
Time was running out. I was under pres-
sure to get back to Cap and return home,
but I could not abandon my patient. Rich-
ard had refused air evacuation. He could
not leave his family or hotel that was large-
ly without power or water. The implica-
tions for the morale of the hotel staff and
the people of Haiti would be huge as well.
I stood on the hotel balcony and pondered
my fate. I gazed out to sea, and suddenly
it all became apparent. In my view was the
USN hospital ship comfort, a 1000-bed
hospital ship that surely would have urolo-
gists on board.
Regine made many calls and eventually
was told that Richard needed to be cleared
for air evac to the ship by a doctor at the
General Hospital in Port au Prince. We
traveled there by taxi, found the doctor and
quickly got approval to evacuate Richard.
The only problem was there were no heli-
copters. Phone numbers were exchanged.
We promised that we would have Richard
to the helipad once we received the call.
I returned to the hotel to pack. I had
promised Richard that I would not leave
until either he was better, I found a com-
petent doctor to whom I could hand off his
care or I had him transferred to a hospi-
tal. In an hour, all three happened. Rich-
ard passed a large stone, the doctor called
from the hospital giving him the OK for
transfer and we were told the helicopter
was en route. I was dropped off at the local
bus station while Richard was taken to the

I arrived in Cap Haitian eight hours
later at 11 p.m., dusty and tired, but in
the company of many new friends. I had to
delay my return by a day, but I had com-
pleted what I had set out to do. I would
be on the morning flight to Provo. Mission
Cap Haitian airport
I am checked in for the Provo flight.
Already, I meet many friends and patients
from Abaco who all want to know when
I will be seeing patients on Abaco. "Next
week," I promise them.
I cross the street to buy a cup of cof-
fee from a lady I call Starbucks. She boils
her coffee in a large pot over an open fire.
Price is one Haitian dollar or 12 cents for
the best coffee in this hemisphere. I need
a RAM Cd so I give a young man 250
gourdes and he returns 30 minutes later
with a Cd mix.

Behind the terminal there are several la-
dies cooking rice, beans, bananas and goat
stew. I buy a small plate for myself as I
customarily do.
Then I see all the airport children, street
children who always seem to be there. I
ask the cook how much to feed all the chil-
dren. I pay the woman with a crumpled
Haitian bill. I ask the young man to play

the RAM Cd. The music plays. The chil-
dren eat.
I listen to the music, drink my coffee
and weep. I cry for Haiti. I cry for the Hai-
tian people. I cry for what I have seen. I
cry for what little I have done. I cry for
what I am leaving behind. I cry knowing
I should have stayed. I cry knowing I will

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School From Page 19
The students had the best results on two
national examinations, the BJC and BGC-
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There was a four-way tie for first place
for having the best results in BJC's on Ab-
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one B, and one C. Sharing the honor are
Cicely Gomez of Long Bay School and
Tyler Albury, Alyssa Boyce and Deanza
Cox of Forest Heights Academy. In second
place, with five A's and one B, are Roberta
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of St. Francis de Sales School.
The district winner for having the best
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Heights Academy with three A's, four B's
and two C's.
The students were accompanied on their
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Superintendent, and Leslie Rolle, Senior
Education Officer, along with Jim Richard,
Principal of Forest Heights Academy, and
Jacqueline Collie, Principal of Long Bay
School, as well as parents and relatives.
Long Bay School
Yellow House wins Sports Day
By Samantha V. Evans
Long Bay School had a week-long
sports extravaganza on February 8-12 at
which time the students took part in races
(50m, 100m, 200m, 400m and 800m),
trivia (similar to jeopardy), team sports

events (volleyball and basketball), cheer
and banner competitions, cross country
race, and other games such as sack race,
tug of war and the egg and spoon race.
The sports week was fun while at the same
time the students were able to earn points
for their houses.
At the end of the week the Yellow House
was in the top position followed by the Red
House, Green House and Blue House. Out-
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Morris, a Long Bay School student who
has an outstanding academic record.
The staff and students of Long Bay wish
him all the best and God's blessings in his
academic journey.
Central Abaco Primary
opens Discovery Club
By Samantha V. Evans
Central Abaco Primary School began
its first Discovery Club Program in Janu-
ary under the leadership of Mrs. Anastacia
Dawkins. The students will attend the pro-
gram for six weeks after which time they
will obtain their environment badge. Since
Mrs. Dawkins is one of the persons who
attended the training in Eleuthera over the
summer of 2009 at The Island School, she
is now trained to lead a program at her
school. Dawkins stated that now she can
assist the Bahamas National Trust with ed-
ucating more children about environmental
and other matters.
As a part of this badge program, the
students will learn about everything liv-
ing and dead that surrounds them includ-
ing trees, air, water, sky and plants and
animals. They will learn the importance of

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Section B Page 23

Tougl Ca ...The First Case Study in Sustainable
By Larry Smith lands of The Bahamas are now faced with Baker's Bay site especially from the der- fect develop
The acrimonious and long-running ef- the same rapid development and expansion elict shore facility built decades ago to ser- is how you
fort by some residents of Guana Cay to seen in the Florida Keys in the 1960s and vice cruise ship passengers and artificial In short,
derail the multi-million-dollar Baker's Bay 70s." reefs were deployed in degraded nearshore road to hell
development came to an end last Novem- In 2002 she began leading a 10-year areas and seeded with transplanted cor- and the dev
ber when the Privy Council ruled against study on the coastal ecology of The Baha- als. Over 90 acres of casuarina trees were conclusion
the Save Guana Cay Reef Association, rep- mas sponsored by the Earthwatch Institute, removed from the shoreline and mulched ence at Baki
resented by Freeport lawyer Fred Smith. an international environmental charity that so that the developers could recreate natu- can and she
The environmental contract between the engages student volunteers in field research ral Bahamian dunes planted with locally exercise to
Baker's Bay Golf and Ocean Club and the and education. The focus of this work has grown sea oats. And scores of diseased in order to
University of Miami also came to an end been to understand how natural vegetation wild cats were trapped and euthanised. resource mi
last year. Dr. Kathleen Sullivan-Sealey, protects coastlines and how pollution af- Coastal setbacks were established for It is iron
the marine biologist who ran the environ- fects nearshore waters and fisheries. The each type of shoreline on the site along invested so
mental management programme, was at Guana Cay research represents one small with buffer zones where no building is al- environmen
the Abaco Science Alliance conference in piece of this giant puzzle. lowed. At least 20 feet of natural vegeta- while the gc
Marsh Harbour and gave a report on five "In 2004 I was asked to look at the tion was reserved between lots and along fuel oil po
years of work that has been billed as the Baker's Bay site and see how to keep the roads. And homeowners are required to nearby at W
first "case study on sustainable tourism" in ecology intact throughout the development use xeroscaping and native plants to con- with little c
The Bahamas. process," she told the Abaco conference. serve fresh water resources. been under
Tough Call was at the conference, "The idea was to document best practices In addition, two large nature preserves zen groups
which is organised every two years by in sustainable development, and it was ex- were established to protect mangrove areas responsible.
Abaco Friends of the Environment. And citing to have developers actually talking along with a turtle nest monitoring pro- The new
Sullivan-Sealey was one of a slew of sci- and listening to me. I looked at projects gramme that reports directly to the Depart- ised to the
entists who shared their recent Bahamian all over The Bahamas to see what works ment of Marine Resources. More than 150 and Windin
research. Presentations were given on the and what doesn't. I wanted to learn why checkpoints were set up throughout the site administrati
behaviour of deep-diving beaked whales developers do things that are so destruc- to monitor environmental impacts as the rising elect
in the Tongue of the Ocean; the results of tive to the environment, and I wanted to set development progressed. it will be a
the first Bahamian conch fishery survey measurable environmental goals that they On the minus side, Sullivan-Sealey cited filed for jud
in 15 years; recent fossil discoveries in could follow." the general lack of science literacy among lawyer lead
the Sawmill Sink blue hole south of Marsh The research began with a rapid eco- employers, staff and customers as a big "The Bal
Harbour; bonefish conservation; coral logical assessment to get a good charac- problem. "We conducted employee train- how long-
reef assessments; and community-based terisation of the site prior to development. ing and public outreach programmes, but sources and
tourism. Experts from the Antiquities, Monuments these need to be very aggressive in order tropical isla
The controversial Baker's Bay project & Museums Corporation conducted a his- to get environmental principles across. for environ
was launched in 2004 by a California- torical/archaeological survey of the prop- There was also inadequate policing of sub- ment," Sull
based developer on 585 acres of mostly erty while a team from Florida's Fairchild contractors for environmental compliance edition of tl
private land on the northern third of Guana Tropical Garden undertook an inventory of and almost no government oversight of the ism. "The
Cay. Like all such projects it has been af- plants and set up a protected plant manage- project we don't even know if the BEST line, reduc
fected by the global economic downturn, ment programme. Commission read our reports." biodiversity
but the 165-slip marina and adjacent "vil- Rather than bring in new stock from Arguing that projects like Baker's Bay ability of a
lage" opened for business last year. The Florida, native plants were cultivated for should put environmental management on Success
18-hole golf course is partially complete, landscaping and coastal restoration from the same level as marketing, she estimated she says: p
and installed infrastructure includes a re- cuttings taken on the island. that 17-20 percent of total project invest- of environn
verse osmosis facility for potable water, On the marine side, scientists monitored ment should be devoted to environmental cymakers to
a sewerage system and a waste treatment water quality before, during and after con- programmes: ic developn
plant as well as roads for the 244 homesites struction of the marina to generate the data "Turbidity from dredging was a big chal- with develo
with underground utilities, needed to meet Blue Flag environmental lenge, and it was a constant battle to ensure
The University of Miami contract was standards. The Blue Flag programme is that sediment curtains were in place," she
for an environmental management pro- a voluntary eco-label awarded to marinas said. "Fourteen-foot-wide roads needed 70
gramme aimed at mitigating disturbed ar- around the world that meet strict criteria feet cleared for infrastructure installation. D
eas and protecting important ecosystems dealing with water quality, safety and envi- The sheer rate of development was unex-
while monitoring the overall development ronmental education and management. pected for us, and equipment always wins
process. Huge quantities of debris and garbage on a fast-paced development site. Plans A
The work began with baseline studies of were removed from all coastal areas of the change and there is no such thing as a per-

pment, but the important thing
monitor practices."
as with most things in life, the
is paved with good intentions
vil is in the details. The main
we can draw from the experi-
er's Bay is that the EIA process
)uld be advanced from a static
an ongoing monitoring process
achieve key environmental and
management goals.
ic that the Baker's Bay project
heavily in this groundbreaking
ital management programme
government's $105 million heavy
wer plant under construction
'ilson City on Abaco proceeded
onsultation or thought and has
sustained attack from some citi-
for being environmentally ir-

power plant was in fact prom-
developers of the Baker's Bay
ig Bay resorts by the Christie
on years ago to meet Abaco's
ricity demand, but critics say
pollution nightmare and have
Licial review. Fred Smith is the
ing the lawsuit.
ker's Bay project clearly shows
term planning, up-front re-
[ an in-depth understanding of
nd environments are required
mentally responsible develop-
ivan-Sealey wrote in the 2009
he Journal of Sustainable Tour-
benefits (stabilising the shore-
ing pollution and protecting
) will support the long-term vi-
tourism project."
depends on three key planks,
romoting better understanding
mental issues, convincing poli-
take a longer view of econom-
nent, and building partnerships

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the site and nearshore waters in 2004 and
included the removal of invasive species,
the restoration of coastal dunes, the inte-
gration of advanced infrastructure projects
and the preservation of native vegetation.
The total cost of the environmental pro-
gramme itself was almost a million dollars
over the life of the contract, while mitiga-
tion and infrastructure costs totalled over
$10 million.
In fact, despite the often bad press it has
received over the years, Baker's Bay is
the only development in the Bahamas with
full-time professionals responsible for ac-
tive environmental management and EIA
compliance Bahamian marine biologist
Livingstone Marshall is a vice president.
According to Sullivan-Sealey, the UM
contract was a unique partnership between
a private development company and aca-
demic scientists, with one of the biggest
pluses being "the training and exposure of
College of The Bahamas students to the re-
alities of development."
Born in Missouri, Sullivan-Sealey's
interest in the marine environment was
sparked by childhood visits to her grand-
parents' home in the Florida Keys. "Early
fishing trips turned into illustrated discus-
sions of the environmental future of the
Keys and South Florida," she recalled.
"In 1984 I was appointed to the faculty
of the University of Miami and by that
time the Keys had undergone rapid dredge-
and-fill growth, and political fights were
underway on how to control the valuable
real estate and tourism industries. The is-

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The Abaconian March 1 2010

Cleaning of Beaches --- Is It a Good Thing?

By Jennifer Hudson
Some environmentalists have voiced
concerns over the clearing of seaweed
from beaches. There is no getting away
from the fact that a beautifully clean beach
of pristine white sand is more alluring to
tourists than a beach covered in seaweed.
But on the other hand, a beach devoid of
seaweed is not attractive to all of the sea
life that normally inhabits the tidal zone.
Several upscale tourist and residential
developments in the South of Abaco rake
their beaches clean of seaweed regularly
so that the beach always remains clean for
their guests. But Schooner Bay has a de-
finitive policy NOT to clean its beaches
except for human detritus. Every day a
team collects plastic and other human de-
bris from the beach but leaves all of the
seaweed intact. "This can get unsightly but
we are willing to deal with it," says Clint
Kemp of the Black Fly Bonefishing Club
and Director for Community Development
for Lindroth Development at Schooner
Bay. "It is important not to remove all of
the seaweed from the beaches because the
beach gets its bulk from the sand. If the
seaweed is continually removed, this can
have a very detrimental effect and dimin-
ishes the beach. Nature will take care of
the seaweed; if it is left, then within two
to four days the seaweed is covered with
sand. I have seen seaweed three feet thick
and then within three days it is white sand.
Seaweed degrades quickly and builds the
bulk of the beach and dunes," he stated.
Birds feed on the organisms in seaweed
which forms a whole chain of ecology. "At
Schooner Bay we have an environmental
management plan that allows seabirds to
nest in the seaweed. In Nassau the govern-
ment policy is to clean the beaches for the

tourists, but this is a mistake as in the long
term the beaches have no chance of refur-
bishing," stated Mr. Kemp.
Keith Bishop, Senior Vice President of
Engineering and Environment at Schoo-
ner Bay, when asked if the residents will
mind seaweed being left on the beach
stated, "That is laid out for purchasers in
our restrictive covenants and is an open
declaration when they buy so they know
that our policy is to protect the environ-
ment. Shore birds nest in the seaweed and
turtles nest just beyond the weed line so
why would we want to disturb them?" Mr.
Bishop is strongly of the opinion that the
pros far outweigh the cons and he wishes
that "everyone would leave the beaches to
act naturally and only move the manmade
"Beaches need reinforcing and the
seaweed acts as a fertilizer for all beach
plants, providing nutrients as it breaks
down. Due to the continual removal of
grass and seaweed from the beach at Wind-
ing Bay, there are problems with erosion
there," he states.
John Hedden is an environmentalist who
sees both sides of the issue. He understands
how government and hoteliers feel the need
to clean the beaches in order to preserve
their product. They feel the need to pro-
vide for visitors the beautiful clean beaches
as portrayed in promotional photographs.
However, he does have a problem with the
volume of sand which is removed from the
beaches at the same time as the seaweed
since this eventually depletes the beach.
"The removal of seaweed is an ecological
problem because the seaweed contributes
to part of the food chain for crustaceans
and other forms of life which live at the
water's edge and are important for break-

ing down refuse. Removing seaweed is re-
moving part of the ecosystem which is an
interface between the marine aquatic and
terrestrial environment," he stated.
Referring to the situation at Winding
Bay, Mr. Hedden said that the fact that the
seaweed removed from the beach at Wind-
ing Bay just sits piled up in mountains dis-
turbs him; it is removed from the environ-
ment and nothing is done with it. Seaweed
is traditionally used by farmers and home
gardeners to fertilize and improve the soil.
Although he believes that there is a policy
that anyone who wants some can get it, he
feels that few people know this. If it were
made known, then it would give the Abaco
Club a more friendly profile.
Our own mentality towards environ-

mental issues needs to be examined, feels
Mr. Hedden "For example, regarding the
new power plant at Wilson City, a section
of the public is saying that we must do
something to keep our environment healthy
and are holding the government account-
able for environmental concerns, but we
must not use government as an excuse to
not do anything on our own account," he
states. Mr. Hedden cites individuals who
say they have environmental concerns but
still take all their old batteries to the dump
(which is all he says the landfill is). "These
will pollute the valuable creek system even
worse than the Wilson City power plant,"
he states. "There are many issues that need
to be addressed, and we are not doing any-
thing to improve our own behaviour."

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The Abaconian Section B Page 25

School From Page 22

preserving the environment and ways they
can do that. They will engage in numer-
ous activities including recycling, collect-
ing garbage, how to save water, how to
avoid polluting the earth and protecting
trees. They will learn from an early age

the importance of doing small things now
to protect the earth where they live. The
environment needs to be preserved for
them and the future generations to come
so learning about the environment will not
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Clubs From Page 10

strongly praised the girls but deplore the
fact that no boys had entered the contest.
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to participate in future competitions. "The
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Abaco's Junior Minister of Tourism is chosen

By Navardo Saunders
Felicia Romer, an 11th grade student
at S.C. Bootle High School, has won the
right to represent Abaco at the 2010 Junior
Minister of Tourism Speech Competition
in New Providence on March 15. Felicia
and three others competed for a chance to
represent the island at the coveted national
competition during a speech competition in
the training room at the Ministry of Tour-

ism on February 15.
Felicia along with a schoolmate, a stu-
dent from St. Francis de Sales and a stu-
dent from Forest Heights Academy pre-
sented tourism-related speeches to a small
audience including four judges. The four
girls were fearless in their presentations,
possessing great oratorical skills and im-
pressive content.

Four girls competed for the title of Abaco's Junior Minister of Tourism. The winner will
compete in Nassau for the national title. Shown are Ivanna Gaitor of Forest Heights
Adacemy, Timmesha Russell of S.C. Bootle High School, Ms. Millie Dawkins with the
Ministry of Tourism, Quitel Charlton of St. Francis de Sales School and the winner Feli-
cia Romer of S. C. Bootle.


On Monday, 8th of February, during the early hours of
the morning, Albury's Ferry lost one of its most seasoned
Captains, namely Captain Brent Albury, who very peace-
fully slipped away to be with his Maker.
We can truly say that the shock still remains with us
even today and, we are sure, will for a long time to come.
Both management and staff of Albury's Ferry send our
most heartfelt condolences to his wife, Penny, his two
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From your Albury's Ferry family

In the end Felicia's speech on Tourism
- Celebrating Diversity won over her com-
petitors. In congratulating Felicia and the
other competitors, Judge Kaylesa Gibbs
said that the judges were "very, very im-
"The contestants showed they re-
searched and practiced. The speeches were
on point," she said. She added, however,
that improvement was needed in the con-
testants' vocal variety. It is important that
they start as well as finish their speeches
"with a bang."
"Also always memorize your opening
statements so that you can maintain eye
contact with the judges and your audience.
Allow the people you're speaking to feel
your passion and enthusiasm."
Felicia was ecstatic about the victory and
the chance to become the national Junior
Minister of Tourism. "At first, I wasn't re-
ally confident," she said. "I never thought
I would win. I'm shocked and ecstatic."
At the national competition, Felicia will
make a presentation on the topic Empow-
erment Today, for Our Destiny Tomor-
row. It will require changes to her winning
speech, but Felicia said she is up to the
The local speech competition was orga-
nized by the Ministry of Tourism in con-
junction and Toastmasters.

to BrentAlbury-

-, B We can't ask why, but what about why now!
Could God have given us a few more years somehow?
It seems unreal; it seems too soon.
e I t He is not just a captain, he is one of our own.
We say is and not was and we never will
Because that's what he is to us even still.
Our brother, our friend, he is our family.
We love him, we love him unconditionally.
Anything you asked he, he could tell you
medically and biblically.
He is not only our friend, he is our dictionary.
Such intelligence, so peaceful and so humble.
I've never seen him angry, never heard him grumble.
We are hurting bad, this pain is deep within.
This body we have has lost another limb.
There is no replacement, there will never be.
There is only one "Chicago," only one "Brenty Wenty."
Always and forever, Brent, we'll see you triumphantly
When we board these ferry boats.

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New real estate

office opens
Damianos Sotheby's International
Realty has opened an office at Bahama
Beach Club in Treasure Cay. With this
office Damianos now has four offices on
Abaco, two in Hope Town and one in
Marsh Harbour.
People from all over the world are
attracted to Treasure Cay where many
own beachfront and canal front homes
and condominiums. The 3.5-mile long
beach was voted among the 10 Best
Beaches in the World.
"The economy has created opportuni-
ties," said George Damianos, President,
Damianos Sotheby's International Re-
alty. "There is smart money out there.
People who made it will spend it when
they see value, and there is value in The
Bahamas," says Damianos. Realistic
pricing on the part of sellers is key. "I
don't know when the economy is going
to turn around. It's not as if it is going
to happen on a given day; but when it
begins to gain momentum, we will to be
positioned to go with it."


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Beauty Supplies Vitamins
Ricardo Miller, Pharmacist
Hours 8:30 am 6 pm
Sundays 9 am 12 Noon
Ph. 367-2544
Cell 554-8183
Dove Plaza, Marsh Harb.
Fax 367-6544
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Hope Town hosted radio-controlled sailboat races

Hope Town was our fourth stop for
the RC Laser Tour of Abaco. Due to the
northeast wind the racers sailed off Ankers
Away which was anchored in the middle of
Hope Town harbour. This turned out to be

a perfect spot to sail, and we thank Ray and
Eileen Ankers for allowing us on aboard
their beautiful yacht.
We had a very successful and enjoyable
day of racing with 10 boats on the line.

We also had some first time RC Laser sail-
ors out as well. This was the first warm
day after several weeks of very rough and
cold weather. Light winds were in the
forecast and the forecast was correct with
light winds at 3-5 m.p.h. After getting fre-
quency conflicts sorted out, Ylva Ljung-
holm started the one minute countdown.
Lenore "Eagle Eye" Mulock made sure all
of the starts were fair. Jeff "over-early"
Gale, after winning the first race, heard his
number called too many times at the start-
ing line, but always recovered finishing 5th
overall. Matt McCoy was one of the new-
bies, although being an experience sailor,
who edged out Jeff Gale for 4th overall.
Anders Ljungholm finished 3rd and had to
do his best with a borrowed boat as a result
of a frequency conflict. Dwayne Wallace
stayed out of trouble and had his best re-
gatta of the season finishing second. After

a throw out and a tie breaker, Jim Kaighin
was the overall winner as a result of hav-
ing the most firsts. Thanks to Sue Hollo-
way for setting the buoys and for ferrying
people to and from shore. Thanks also
to the Hope Town Sailing Club for their
warm welcome. Round 5 will take us to
Man-O-War, date TBA. For more infor-
mation, contact Jim Kaighin at 367-3086.
Hope Town Round 4
Jim Kaighin, Marsh Harbour 10
Dwayne Wallace, Marsh Harbour 10
Anders Ljungholm, Treasure Cay 19
Matt McCoy, Hope Town 28
Jeff Gale, Parrot Cay 29
David Mulock, Little Harbour 31
George Holloway, Hope Town 35
Stafford Patterson, Hope Town 40
George Gregory, Treasure Cay 51
Ray Ankers, Hope Town 54

The Marsh Harbour Sailing Club organized a series of RC Laser races this winter, each
in a different community. The fourth set of races was held in Hope Town harbour. This
photo shows all 10 of the Lasers sailing calmly despite the heavy winds in other parts of
the harbour.

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

Maytag Microwave model mmv4205, black.
1150 watts $200. Frigidaire Freezer model
LFFCO924DWI $300. GE Gas Clothes Dry-
er DBXR463GDICC $400. Eureka Vac, The
Boss Smart Vac, $150
Mortar Mixer, Whitman WM90P, 9cuft, 9HP
Honda $2,000. 242-367-5032
Restaurant equipment & supplies for sale.
Contact 367-5867 or 475-4848
Sunfrost solar refrigerator 24v. $350 OBO
Call 366-3117
Hoveround power chair for the mobility re-
stricted. Unused, duty paid, retail value in US
$7,000. Will sell $4,500 OBO. Call 365-5023

Yamaham YBR 125 motorbike, modified, elec-
tric starter, excellent condition, with helmet
and cover. Asking $2000. Call or text 242-425-


19' Boat Trailer, lights. Can be seen at Abaco
Outboards. $1700. Call Jacques at 365-6114
RIB Novurania 12 ft w/40HP Honda. $6,000.
JetSkis, 3 Yamaha 4 stroke FX HO Cruisers
2004, 2005, 2007 models for $5K,$7K,$9K.
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 366-0479


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


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


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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

28' Whitewater w/ twin 250hp Evinrude E-Tech
engines, white with green trim, last seen Sunday
21st Feh C11 367-4847

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

A premier deep-sea fishing destina-
tion. 58 acres makes this island
Ideal for a luxury resort and marina
$26,000,000. Ref. AS11252

Sea view 2 bedroom condos and 3 Brand new beach home has 5 bed-
bedroom penthouses in a gated de- rooms, 3 baths, high ceilings, veran-
velopment with pool and dock. dah, rec room, and garage/workshop.
Starting at $55,000. Ref. AS10890 $795,000. Ref. AS10905

3 bedroom, 2 bath home, just across Situated on a double lot this canal-
from the beach, offering a large pool front home has a spacious floorplan
and deck space for entertaining, with 4 bedrooms and 4 baths.
$795,000. Ref. PS10665 $1,350,000. Ref. AS11270

bU I L.rInu rn
On a quiet island paradise, this
ocean view home has 4 bedrooms,
2 baths and garage.
$699,000. Ref. AS11241

A stunning parcel of elevated land
with 75 ft. of shoreline and 180 de-
gree views of the Sea of Abaco.
$175,000. Ref. AS11309

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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

WHITE SOUND, ELBOW CAY: 13,770 sq. ft. lot near beach. $215,000. AS11205
HORTH END, ELBOW CAY: 19,974 sq. ft. oceanfront lot with 120 ft. of beach
and foundation fora 2,600 sq. ft., 4 bedroom home. $695,000. Ref. AS11144
BREEZY HILL, ELBOW CAY: 10.494 sq ft. elevated lot. $132,000. PS10603
TREASURE CAY: 22.574 sq. ft lot with 10 ft. elevations, 100 ft. of water-
frontage, and easy access to all amenities. $120,000. AS11061
AUNT PAT'S BAY, ELBOWCAY: 14,914 sq. ft. comerlot with 35 ft- elevations.
Community dockage. Nearby Tahiti Beach and Hope Town. $364,000. PS10661
TILLOO CAY: 16,000 sq. ft. homesite on a private island community. Near the
community dock. Electricity available. $150,000. PS10630
CENTRALABACO: 5 acre beachfront tract between Marsh Harbourand Treas-
ure Cay Good elevations and utilities. $650,000. AS10756
MARIE'S LANDING, ELBOW CAY: Half acre building sites in a private waterfront
communitywith electricity, dock slip, and beach access. $595,000. PS10659
MARSH HARBOUR: 9,750 sq. ft. sea view lot in gated Sun rise 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

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

An immaculate, turn-key
3 bedroom and 3 bath
cottage. Sitting on abluff
overooking the turquoise
waters of Winding Bay
with sunset and sunrise
views. Enjoy all Ritz-Carl-
ton amenities.
$1,495,000. AS11259
A great opportunity to
build your own paradise.
Just walking distance
from one of the world's
most beautiful beaches.
10,000 sq. ft. in a gated
community next to golf
and marina.
$98,160. AS11257

Serene 3 bedroom, 3 bath home on Spacious turn-key 2 bedroom, 2 bath
the beach, comprised of 2 buildings condo is fully equipped and centrally
connected by a wrap-around deck. located.
$1,390,000. Ref. PS10616 $286,500. Ref. AS10622


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

Enchanting 2 bedroom, 2 bath cot- Rare opportunity to purchase this
tage with 140 ft. of beach in Long 6,575 sq. ft. commercial building on
Bay near New Plymouth settlement. 1.5 acres. Great investment.
$1,095,000. Ref. AS11322 $795,000. Ref. AS11118

This recently renovated motel is lo- A pristine private island development A unique parcelof land with dramatic
cated in Marsh Harbour and is a in NorthernAbaco. 1 and 3 bedroom views comprising 17,000 sq. ft. near
great small business investment, units and homesites available, the club house.
$650,000. Ref. AS11282 $279,990. Ref. AS11336 $500,000. Ref. AS11263

Stunning beachfront 6
bedroom home. Spa-
cious lot making it feel
like your own private
beach. Full amenities
and club access. Sleeps
$7,000/week. AR10584

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