Chinese plan major investment in farming
Chinese study farm land and get broad view of Abaco
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and Chairman of the Board of Bahamas Agricultural and Industrial Corporation. They are considering investing several million dol-
lars to develop agriculture, crops as well as livestock. They envision bringing in equipment, building a processing plant, cannery ana
abattoir. Here they are speaking with Ricky Albury on his farm south of Marsh Harbour. On one farm in North Abaco they examined
the weeds to see if they could be used as feed. Shown in the group are Mr. Albury; Wengfeng Dong; Interpreter Fangzhen Zhang; Mr.
Key; Shuhai Yuan and Arnold Dorsett, Assistant General Manager for Agriculture with the BAIC. Behind Mr. Key is Ejnar Cornish,
manager of the BAIC office on Abaco. The group expects to present a proposal to government soon through BAIC.
By Canishka Alexander
Four Chinese visited Abaco on March 2
through March 6 as guests of Edison Key,
MP and Executive Chairman of Bahamas
Agricultural and Industrial Corporation.
They came to study the agricultural po-
tential of Abaco. The group is planning to
make a proposal to the Bahamian govern-
ment to develop farming in both North and
South Abaco. Their proposal will include
providing equipment and technical as-
sistance for farmers and putting in a pro-
cessing plant, a cannery and an abattoir
They are doing soil studies, analyzing
weeds in the area that could be used for feed
and looking at existing farms. They en-
visage developing livestock farming as well
as growing vegetable crops, citrus and other
fruit. They were accompanied by BAIC
staff from Nassau and Abaco. Ejnar Cor-
nish, Abaco's BAIC manager, hosted the
group for part of their tour when Mr. Key
returned to the Nassau to attend Parliament.
During their stay they visited numerous
farms and grocery stores to find out what is
being grown here and to compare the dif-
ference in pricing in The Bahamas and in
China. While visiting Hope Town, Fang-
zhen Zhang, the translator, was shocked to
find that we pay up to three times more
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Reef Ball raises money for
Friends of the Environment held its annual Reef Ball on March 6 at Abaco Beach
Resort. This is the major fund raising event for the organization whose main goal is
educating students and the public on protecting the environment. Each year the group
recognizes those who have demonstrated outstanding environmental consciousness.
This year's first place winners were Austin and Amy Smith, right; second place winner
was Paul Pinder, center; and third place winner was Juliette Deal, second from left.
James Richard, left, is Chairman of the Board of Friends and Cha Boyce, fourth from
left is Deputy Chairman. See story on page 6.
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clocks ahead one hour either at bedtime on Saturday eve-
ning, March 13, or on Sunday morning, March 14.
Heritage Day celebrates the
past in Hope Town
Heritage Day was celebrated in Hope Town on March 6. The event, organized by the
Wyannie Malone Historical Museum, combines a program with displays, demonstra-
tions and games along with lots of food and drink. The program used the porch of the
museum as a stage. Shown are Michael Lightbourn and Robert Sweeting, both past
MP's for South Abaco; Jeremy Sweeting, Chief Councillor for the Hope Town District
Council; Vernon Malone; Suzanne Bethel, Chairman of the Board of the museum; and
Tanya Duncombe, Master of Ceremony for the event. See story on page 16.
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Chinese investors announce initiatives in agriculture
Chinese From Page 1
than what is paid in China for the same product. How-
ever, business owners explained to the delegation that
duty and shipping costs cause prices to be higher. Mr.
Zhang said they are looking to develop agriculture proj-
ects on Abaco so that prices will be lower.
Arnold Dorsett, Assistant General Manager with
BAIC, was interested in capturing the volume of pro-
duce the cay utilizes on an annual basis. Vernon Malone,
proprietor of Vernon's Grocery in Hope Town, told him
that the stores and restaurants are a good indication that
there is quite a bit of consumption on Hope Town. He
suggested that someone observe when the barge comes
in to get an idea of what comes to the cay.
Wengfeng Dong, who headed the Chinese delegation,
said they have already invested money in 100 countries
and currently have big projects in more than 20 coun-
tries. The Shandong province, where their company is
based, ranks highest among China's agricultural prov-
inces, he said.
The project the Chinese are proposing will introduce
advance technology, tools and equipment to develop ag-
riculture in The Bahamas, especially Abaco. Mr. Dong
said the advantages of food production will ensure the
food security for the entire country. Advanced techno-
logical equipment and training will be provided for lo-
cal farmers; training and lectures will be available to
the schools; and this will improve the production and
economy of The Bahamas.
Mr. Dong emphasized that food is the basis for sta-
bility of the whole country. "We are not just here to
look," he revealed. "We are here to take a substantial
step. When we go back to China, we will put everything
There are plans to invest $7 million in the first stage
of the project. Amazingly, Mr. Dong said Bahamians
will be able to eat vegetables that they have grown by
September. Not long after that, livestock will be avail-
able. Within five years, he said, Abaco can expect a
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The Chinese were interested in Ricky Albury's hogs as they
hope to encourage the raising of goats, sheep, pigs and cattle.
Mr. Albury has to carry about 1000 pounds offood to the hogs
The group of Chinese visited several communities and developments. Here they are
speaking with Vernon Malone in Hope Town about his grocery store. They asked him
many questions about his stock, where hs gets his inventory and problems he encounters.
Tme C inese delegation talked with Ricky Aloury extensively. He tas a farm soutt of
Marsh Harbour where he grows tomatoes and other vegetables, several varieties of mel-
ons and keeps about 1000 hogs. He has a major problem with thievery as do many other
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ope Town Specialists Largest Inventory of Properties
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HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #3967 HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #4743
FAR NIENTE BEACHFRONT Move in! 4b/5b, BAYWINDOWS-WATERFRONT DORROS COVE
5.000 sq. ft. on excellent swimming beach, 2 bed 2 bath. 2,400 sq. ft., includes studio
near public dock. turnkey. US$2,490,000. apartment, private dock and pool.$2,250,000.
U UNDER CONTRACT : I NEW LISTING
HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #4295 HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #5288
ROBYN'S NEST SEA OFABACO Fabulous 5b/5b in OCEAN ViEW Newy redecorated and spacious 4/4
Dorros Covewith dockslip, guesccottage.nanny's on stunning beach in prime location just moments
quarters, absolutely turnkey. US$2,500,000. from the village. Dock option. US$2,400,000.
HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #3763
SHEREE'S WAY BEACHFRONT ESTATE
165 ft of powder sand. 4 bed, 6 baths, nanny's
apartment, garage, fully furnished. $ 1,850,000.
HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #3674 HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #2911 HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #4963
ALWAYS SUNDAY WATERFRONT charming 2 SWEETING'S LANDING-WATERFRONT Immaculate NORTH STAR-WATERFRONT Charming island style 2
bedroom 2 bath cottage with private dock harbourfronthomewithprivatedock3bed2bathj.onus bed 2 bath with breezeway connectionvery private,
on the South end of Elbow Cay. $1,530,000. room,extralotOwnerfinancigavailable.$1,300,000. shaded decks, steps to beach. US$1,200,000.
Jane.Patterson@SothebysRealty.com Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com Jane.Patterson@SothebysRealty.com
HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #3125
SIROCCO HOUSE OCEAN FRONT 4 bed 3
bath home with central A/C, tile throughout
and cypress tongue & groove. US$1,200,000.
HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #4395
SHEPHERD NEEDLE HILL -WATERFRONT
3.7 acres, 140' on the Sea of Abaco. Perfect for
development or large estate. US$995,000.
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CLIFFORD SAWYER HOUSE HOPE TOWN
VILLAGE 2 bed 2 bath and detached
efficiency. Steps from public dock. $950,000.
HOPETOWN I ELBOW CAY #4673
OCEANFRONT MOMMA'S MARLIN 4 bed
2 bath in White Sound on the beach. Open
living area. Panoramic Views. $899,000.
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ABACO RUM PUNCH OCEANVIEWS Swimming AERIE OCEANVIEWS Why wait? Buy your island
pool, 3 bed 2.5 bath home. All the extras!
Steps from Sea Spray Marina. US$845,000.
getaway,3 bed cottagenesded in thedunes.easy beach
access.dock slipgreat rental history. US$695,000.
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OCEAN BLUFF DORROS COVE OCEANFRONT
Dock slip. !6 acre elevated building
site; 95' on the water. US$650,000.
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HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #4624 HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #4920
HUMMINGBIRD COTTAGE Charming historic ALLAMANDA Historic Loyalist cottage with
2 bed home, art studio attached, hw floors, updated Interior. 2 bed 2 bath plus upstairs
a/c, in Hope Town Village. US$595,000. apartment. Fruitandvegetabletrees.US$595,000.
HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #4270
SEA SALT OCEAN VIEW Newly built,
1,600 sq.ft. 3 bed 2 bath. One block off the
ocean, near Sea Spray Marina. US$499,000.
HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #5230
VALENTINE'S Historic 3 bed 2 bath with
lighthouse views. Steps to public dock,short walk
to beach. Good rental history. US$500,000.
HOPETOWNI ELBOWCAY #3330
FINDERS KEEPERS OCEAN VIEW Adorable 2 bed
1.5 bath island cottage. One block off the beach in
White Sound.Newly Renovated. US$485,000.
HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #4161
ATLANTIC DREAM OCEAN FRONT
in Dorros Cove. Includes designated
boat slip at Tahiti Beach. US$450,000.
HOPETOWNI ELBOW CAY #2584
TOP OF THE WORLD -OCEAN VIEW- White
Sound 2 bed. 1.5 bath, bonus room, retail space
on main floorshort walk to beach. US$400,000.
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HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #4246 HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #4308
SURFER'S REST LOT 8 Oceans views. CocONUTDUNES-OCEANFRONT92ftofbeachfront
near White Sound, close to the ocean at Big Point, in quiet residential neighbourhood.
beach & public dock. $149,000. Partnership opportunity.$375,000.
S UNDER CONTRACT
HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #2291
HONEYMOON COTTAGE Adorable 2/2
cottage in the heart of Hope Town 50 paces
from beautiful sandy beach. US$370,000.
HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #4825
NORTH END LOT 5IA OCEAN VIEW-
3 minutes to a white sandy ocean beach
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#2969 Big Point Lot I I 1/2 acre beachfront building site. US$450,000. Kerry Sullivan
#---- Big Point Lot 22- NEW LISTING -10,493 sq.ft. US$175,000. Jane Patterson
LBOW CAY #4309 HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #4639 #---- Big Point Lot 23 NEW LISTING 8,877 sq.ft.. US$155,000. Jane Patterson
de lots with underground LUCAYOS LOT 6 Peaceful wooded residential #4308 Coconut Dunes NEW PRICE Beachfront with great surf Partnership
d access to sandy beach, area, 5 mins walk to shared dock, short ride opportunity. 92' on the water. $375,000. Kerry Sullivan
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bysRealty.com Jane.Patterson@SothebysRealty.com Tilloo Cut & Atlantic. $650,000. Kerry Sullivan
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#4313 New Settlement Hillside lots w/ underground utilities and concrete roads in quiet
residential community. Access to beach. Starting at: $140,000. Kerry Sullivan
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T #5236 North End Lot 5 Ib Ocean View, 12,351 sq.ft. $195,000. Jane Patterson
#4826 North End -Lot 66 -Almost 1/2 acre lot. Underbrushed. $189,000. Jane Patterson
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Chinese saw many areas of Abaco
Chinese From Page 2
dairy factory, chicken farm and pig house.
They are looking to develop this project
into a very intact agricultural system.
Judith Thompson, who is in charge of
BAIC property, explained that they are
looking for agriculture to work not only
on Abaco but on the other islands as well.
She pointed out the good production that is
ongoing at Goodfellow Farms and Lucayan
Tropical in Nassau.
Later, as Mr. Zhang translated what
Mr. Dong was saying, he told his guests
that the project that they are undertaking is
very important to them. It is a project that
has been entrusted to them by the Chinese
and Bahamas governments, and he is hope-
ful that it will function as a bridge for both
countries to communicate with each other.
He was impressed by the beauty of Abaco
noting that the island has suitable climate and
enough land for agriculture. He said that it is
unfortunate that we are importing so much
food, but with this project, we will gradu-
ally work our way toward food security. Mr.
Dong was impressed by Mr. Key, who, he
said, has foresight and "can see the future."
Heading the Chinese delegation from the
Shandong Province of China was Weng-
feng Dong. He was accompanied by Dian-
dong Wang, top livestock specialist; Shu-
hai Yuan, biogas generation specialist; and
Fangzhen Zhang, the translator. Represent-
ing the Bahamas Agricultural and Industrial
Corporation were Mr. Key, Mr. Dorsett,
Ms. Thompson and Ejnar Cornish.
The Chinese were interested in the weeds that are growing here and were wondering if
they could be used as feed for livestock. One of the men is a specialist in biogas genera-
tion. Farmers would be pleased if a use could be found for the more prevalent weeds,
especially elephant grass that grows here profusely.
The Chinese delagation was impressed with the Blue Hole they saw near Treasure Cay.
They enjoyed seeing many areas of Abaco, and they are anticipating starting their proj-
ects here very soon after making all the necessary arrangements with the Bahamian
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Although the weather was cold and windy, the Chinese enjoyed their trips to Elbow Cay
and Guana Cay. They were hosted by Baker's Bay Golf and Ocean Club and the Abaco
Club at Winding Bay.
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Reef Ball raises funds for Friends
By Timothy Roberts
Friends of the Environment hosted its
annual Reef Ball, its biggest fund raiser
of the year, at the Abaco Beach Resort on
March 6. During the event they give out
environmental awards for people or busi-
nesses that are doing something to make
a positive impact on Abaco's environ-
ment, run a business in an environmentally
friendly manner or have helped Friends in
a significant way.
This year the awards went to Austin
and Amy Smith of Wild Island Resorts on
Lubber's Quarters, the Abaco Fly Fishing
Guides Association and Juliette Deal.
Wild Island Resorts received the first
place award for running environmentally
friendly cottages and rooms. The couple
built using sustainable products and con-
tinue to be thoughtful about their impact
on the environment using green products
and recycling. Amy is also involved on
Friends' recycling committee and is help-
ing to get Lubber's involved.
The second place award was given to
Abaco Fly Fishing Guides Association be-
cause the group, which was established last
year, has shown a tremendous commitment
to conservation from its inception. The As-
sociation has submitted an application for
Crown land in the Cross Harbour Creek
area to protect the wetlands in South Abaco
and it continues to work towards conserva-
tion of more flats on Abaco.
Juliette Deal received the third place
award for her hard work to develop a re-
cycling program on Guana Cay and for
always encouraging the community to be
more sustainable. She is working on set-
ting up a community collection depot for
composting at the Art Caf6 so that people
can drop their scraps there.
During the evening events Alex Maillis
from Nassau gave a lionfish demonstration
and answered questions concerning catch-
ing and cleaning them. Mr. Maillis, who
was stuck by the poisonous spines of the
lionfish last year, explained which parts to
avoid, telling the number one rule in catch-
ing lionfish is "be careful."
Before a captivated audience, he filleted
the lionfish, showing the quick and safe
way to remove the spines containing poi-
son to avoid being pricked. The lionfish,
he says is delicious, and he wants fisher-
men to see that it is a commercially viable
product. Samples of lionfish were passed
around for people to taste.
Mr. Maillis said the lionfish, which is
an apex predator, probably became a prob-
lem in this region because they are typically
bought for aquariums because of their flam-
boyant exotic look. However, the lionfish
has a voracious appetite and will constantly
eat all the other fish in the tank. Eventually
the owner becomes frustrated and releases
the "pet" into the ocean. The lionfish needs
only a small breeding colony to get started
and soon they become a massive problem.
They breed like rabbits of the sea, he
continued, and they pose the greatest threat
to our natural marine resources. With vo-
racious appetites and the ability to breed,
their numbers are estimated to be in the
millions throughout The Bahamas. Since
they do not have any natural predators in
Bahamian waters (though it seems large
grouper are just now starting to realize
they are food), the lionfish needs to be-
come a product that we can harvest in or-
der to curb and reduce their numbers. We
need to be their greatest predator, or we
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The evening featured a silent auction for
a wide variety of items including artwork,
jewelry, and dive and vacation packages,
including a Disney cruise, a cell phone,
linens, pottery and more. There was also
a live auction for three terrific vacation
packages, including a one-week stay at
the Dephi Resort in Ireland, a wonder-
ful weekend in Eleuthera for four couples
and an overnight stay at a Ritz Carlton in
Florida with accompanying tickets to a U2
concert. Bidding was enthusiastic.
There was a nice display of painted
buoys for sale as well, painted by a vari-
ety of people including Kim Rody and Beth
Sweeting and other local artists.
The event had a mini Junkanoo parade
featuring a Friends' addition, a crawfish
costume, which was added for their pro-
motion Size Matters. The guests enjoyed
an evening of fine food and drink, conver-
sations and dancing to the music of local
band Fire and the Goat Peppers.
Crawfish season will be
closing on March 31
By Navardo Saunders Mr. Pinder explained that The Bahamas is
The public, particularly fishermen, are the number three exporter of crawfish in
being reminded that the crawfish season the world, representing a multi-million
comes to a close on March 31 until August dollar industry.
1 and anyone found catching crawfish dur- During the closed season Mr. Pinder
ing this period will be arrested and charged warned the public about using compres-
with breach of the fisheries regulations. sors. "Compressors are prohibited," he
The reminder came from fisheries offi- said. "They should not be used under
cer Leon Pinder, who said authorities will any circumstances." He said that officers
be closely monitoring the situation, consid- from the Fisheries Department along with
ering the crawfish population is being har- Defence Force officers will be constantly
vested in unsustainable numbers and may monitoring the waters to ensure that the
become sufficiently reduced that it will not public adheres to the rules and regulations.
be an economic resource. As the lobster season comes to a close,
"Anyone caught harvesting lobster dur- the grouper season has just opened on
ing the closed season will find themselves March 1. "The public is at liberty to catch
before a court of law, no if's, and's or grouper at this time," he said. "Howev-
but's about it," said Mr. Pinder. "It is crit- er, the public should be aware of which
ical that people respect the five-month ban. methods are allowed and which are not."
The primary reason is to ensure that the Unlike the lobster season, there are no
crawfish population regenerates. We have fixed dates for grouper season. Officials
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The Editor Says
We often comment on the changes Aba-
co is experiencing or can expect. Projects
on the drawing boards are large and diffi-
cult to comprehend. The most recent proj-
ect being considered is extensive and will
give Abaco a major agriculture and food
industry. Negotiations are now underway
between the Chinese and the Bahamian
government. Abaco is moving into the
twenty-first century with a bang.
There are many private developments
now underway. Five of these have made
serious inroads toward completion to a ma-
ture project or resort.
* Baker's Bay on Guana Cay is well under-
way with its functioning marina and now
construction continues on its golf course,
town houses and residences. A testimony
to their marina capacity is the 200-foot
yacht, April Fool, now berthed there.
* Sand Banks Yacht Club just outside the
Treasure Cay gate is excavating its marina
and installing the required infrastructure.
* Schooner Bay between Bahama Palm
Shores and Crossing Rocks is presently
installing infrastructure such as roads and
utilities. Excavation of the marina is well
* Serenity Point adjoins the north bound-
ary of Schooner Bay with roads and utili-
ties being installed.
* Winding Bay near Cherokee is continu-
ing its building projects but already has
two restaurants, clubhouse, golf course,
villas and private residences.
Two resorts have come online cater-
ing to fishermen in pursuit of our wary
bonefish: the Delphi Club to the south and
Abaco Lodge on the marles north of Marsh
A half a dozen or more developments
are on drawing boards and in various stages
of the approval process. Some lie within
the jurisdiction of the Hope Town District
Council which tends to be conservative in
its view of further development. This Coun-
cil passes judgement on developments for
Guana Cay, Man-O-War Cay, Elbow Cay,
Tilloo Cay and Lynyard Cay along with
smaller islands in that area. Developers
are aware of Hope Town's popularity and
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... China proposes
present a variety of projects. Hope Town's plants an
success is obvious, but it is not clear that into groin
more development there will enhance its see what
popularity or its economic success. how it w
The above are major developments and manager:
are all from the private sector. On the gov- freight h
ernment side several projects are either un- final cosi
derway or anticipated with bids and draw- Even
ings being reviewed by government and included
contractors. nese, on
We commented in the last issue on the phant gr
new government complex which has just On the I
broken ground. The airport terminal should amined a
begin construction before Christmas. A as food f
small inland port is to be constructed north One n
of Cooper's Town. This will accommodate bio-gas
visiting yachts, allow our coastal freighters plants fo
to discharge cargo there and provide shel- electricit
ter for the boats of North Abaco fishermen. closely ii
This will be dug inland on the eastern coast. marketin
One of the more ambitious projects The (
came to light recently when our Member part of t
of Parliament for South Abaco, Edison national
Key, Executive Chairman of the Bahamas is heavil,
Agricultural and Industrial Corporation, ent divis
brought three Chinese officials to inves- agricultu
tigate the agricultural potential of Abaco. To ou
A fourth Chinese interpreted. Serious dis- of undei
cussions are now underway between BAIC But to h
and its Chinese counterpart as to furthering this Sepi
an alliance. This visit follows an agreement ous over
signed by both governments last year. We a done-d
would not be surprised to hear some public mentioned
statements on this in the next week or two. States fo
At various functions, the Chinese repeat- Purchasi
edly said that we can expect vegetables in get the p
September as a result of this farming initia- Abacc
tive and Abaco grown meat by the end of farmproi
the year. gardens
Their vision for agriculture on Abaco ties. In t
was quite broad followed by expansive pineapple
language: cattle, sheep, goats, hogs and must ren
poultry, vegetables, fruit and citrus. It accompli
did not stop at the farm level. They went motorize
on to mention slaughter houses, packing arrived ii
Dogs are rescued
from cruel situation
A rescue team under the command of
Supt. of Police Noel Curry seized four
dogs from a car wrecking site on the S.C.
Bootle Highway in Marsh Harbour on Feb-
Four emaciated, filthy dogs, three fe-
males and a male, were taken from the
dump where wrecked cars, oil spills, toxic
waste and garbage littered the ground.
The three females were short chained to
rubble with no shelter, no food, no water.
The male was roaming free. He had thick,
blood-soaked mats of hair around his neck,
his ears were shredded. It is alleged that
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expanding Abaco farming
id canneries. Their visit took them
cery stores, large and small, to
Produce was on the shelves and
'as priced. They talked with store
s concerning availability and how
andling and charges affected the
t to the consumer.
their inspection in the farm lands
extensive discussions, all in Chi-
the nutritional value of the ele-
ass which is a bane to our farmers.
Norman's Castle acreage they ex-
Slegume weed which has potential
or sheep, goats or cattle.
nan's expertise was said to be in
generation using animal waste or
r methane production to generate
y. This implies an extensive and
ntegrated farming, processing and
Chinese group visiting Abaco is
he Chinese company building the
stadium in Nassau. The company
y into agriculture through a differ-
ion and is said to be the largest
ral enterprise in China.
ur knowledge, the memorandums
:standing have not been signed.
ear talk of produce in our stores
tember implies everyone is seri-
this venture, and it appears to be
deal. A gift of US$1 million was
*d for livestock purchases in the
r delivery to The Bahamas soon.
ng in the States will save time and
rogram underway sooner.
Shas had a rich history involving
ducts. We are not referring to home
but produce in ship-load quanti-
he distant past this included citrus,
es, tomatoes and other crops. We
member that before 1950 this was
shed without trucks, tractors or
d freight boats. Mechanization
n the mid-1950s when J.B. Crock-
ett began farming on 3,000 acres south of
Marsh Harbour. More recently the larger
farms have been bought and sold, mostly
to foreign firms, with virtually all of their
production going to Florida.
The stated thrust of the Chinese involve-
ment is to obtain food security for The
Bahamas with any surplus being exported.
That does not mean that everything found
in the grocery store will be produced lo-
cally. The goal is to produce basic crops
in sufficient quantity to feed the country's
Said differently, The Bahamas spends
$500 million each year to import food.
The goal is to be self-sufficient in potatoes,
onions, citrus and basic food items. Other
produce which should be grown locally
includes broccoli, cauliflower, squash, cu-
cumbers and many other vegetables. The
Bahamas imports thousands of pounds of
frozen French fries each year. Potatoes
could be easily grown and processed here
into French fries.
This impending partnership with the
Chinese is aimed at resolving our food
dependency on other countries. It is often
said that a country's comfort and security
begins with a local food supply. Having
to depend on others for our food puts us
in a perilous position from two angles.
If weather or other circumstances causes
food to be in short supply by the export-
ing countries, we are at the end of the list
for deliveries. Secondly, we must use our
U.S. dollar reserves to buy the food. This
is money that should be supporting local
farmers, not go to farmers and food com-
Government has to be careful to keep
reserves of U.S. dollars available for pur-
chasing all of our imports. Our U.S. cash
reserves will be improved if a substantial
portion of our food can be grown and pro-
the dogs were to be used as a puppy mill.
One of the rescuers stated, "We're seiz-
ing these four dogs because they are in un-
safe conditions. A car lot is no place for
a dog. There are a number of poisons out
here; they didn't have ready access to food
or water. Their chains were so short they
could not get away from their own feces.
There was no shelter, and no one on the
premises. I don't know how long these
dogs have been without proper care and at-
Tip Burrows said, "The Humane Soci-
ety of Grand Bahama was pleased to play
a small part in this operation by offering
sanctuary and medical care for these dogs.
We're happy to assist our animal welfare
counterparts on Abaco who have been
working hard for a very long time. We're
thrilled that the Abaco police have taken
a stand against animal cruelty and are en-
couraged that this is a real turning point for
the animals of Abaco."
Supt. Curry summed things up, "Evil
prevails when good men and women stand
by and do nothing. "
The operation makes a clear statement
that animal abuse is against Bahamian law
and will not be tolerated on Abaco. You do
not have to be a Bahamian to report abuse.
Anyone can file a report with the police
and be assured that the situation will be in-
vestigated. At risk animals will be seized
and taken to safe shelter while prosecution
is carried out.
bunker C fuel
I am extremely concerned with BEC's
plans to construct and operate a Bunker
C-fueled power plant at Wilson City on
Abaco. This plant will be in one of, if not
the most, environmentally sensitive areas
on the whole island.
The plant site is less than a half a mile
from the Bight of Old Robinson not two
to three miles, as BEC claims and there
are blue holes and large areas of man-
groves less than a mile away. The Pelican
Cays National Park is only a few 100 yards
north of the proposed fuel dock. The pipe-
line will run through extensive mangrove
areas and right along the shore of Spencer
Bight. If the pipeline is buried, it will be
below sea level in these areas. As such,
any fuel leakage from the plant, the pipe-
line or the dock will negatively impact the
island's principal fish nurseries in a dra-
According to the EIA, the plant will
be injecting oily waste water through the
Marsh Harbour-Lake City Aquifer, which
supplies all of Marsh Harbour's water.
Water contamination, both fresh and salt,
is almost inevitable.
Furthermore, contrary to BEC's claim
that the nearest settlement is Spring City,
the communities of Cherokee Sound, Little
Harbour and Casuarina Point are all less
than six miles from the plant site with a
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total of 300 to 400 homes not merely
"one or two foreigners," as the Prime
Minister said recently. There are numer-
ous farms including Abaco Big Bird that
will be downwind of the plant in prevailing
winds. Also within the six-mile range are
the Neem farm, the Ritz-Carlton develop-
ment at Winding Bay and the development
under construction on Lynyard Cay.
This plant will ruin not only the tour-
ism industry of Abaco but also the fish-
ing and farming industries, in addition to
the people's health and fresh water supply.
While these concerns were not taken into
account before the building of the plant
began without appropriate permits, I hope
that the government and BEC will take
these important concerns into account now
as there is still time to switch to cleaner
fuels or ensure that emissions controls are
also installed in this new, poorly sited Wil-
son City power plant.
A letter to
To: The Hon.Lawrence Cartwright
Minister of Agriculture and
I want to add my voice of concern re-
garding reports that the Bahamian govern-
ment is considering permitting a tuna purse
seine operation in Bahamian waters.
History has shown the effect of large
scale netting operations on many vital fish-
eries throughout the world.
If the spectacular regional fishing disap-
pears, the economic impact to the citizens
of your country would be severely affect-
ed. Please don't allow short-term vision to
destroy one of the Bahamas greatest assets.
I respectfully urge you to continue to
protect the long-term health of the resource
and tourism by denying the purse seine ap-
Yours very truly,
Appeal to be
accepting of others
My husband and I make our home in
Marsh Harbour during the winter months
and are just concluding our fifth season
here. It is very fulfilling for us to be in-
volved in our community and have come
to appreciate the concerns of this country
from food supply stability to immigration
In regards to the latter I had occasion
to help with one young lady's desire to es-
tablish herself as a Bahamian who, even
though born here, was essentially without
any legal status.
I will withhold comment on the labori-
ous, time consuming, frustrating and inef-
ficient bureaucracies that she encountered
along the way to legally accord herself
franchise in a country which had always
been her home. I came alongside her (and
her brother) and made another trip to Nas-
sau (her sixth), this time with her mother to
get proof of her birth from Princess Mar-
We were successful, and I would like
to thank publically Ms. Ellis from Medi-
cal Records at Princess Margaret Hospital,
who works in a very crowded setting. She
is to be commended for a job well done and
has been instrumental in the process for
two young people to be embraced legally
into a nation which has always been home
to them. They can now become solid con-
tributing members of Bahamian society.
It is only a matter of how far you go
back in your heritage to find parents,
grandparents, great-grandparents or great-
great-grandparents who did the same thing
for you so that you would have a nation to
call your own.
It was very satisfying to facilitate this
process, and I encourage other young peo-
ple to persevere in their application to do
the same. The Bahamas will be better for
it as we live according to the Scripture,
Micah 6:8, "He has shown you, women
and men, what is good. And what does the
Lord require of you? To act justly and to
love mercy and to walk humbly with your
Deborah R. Ballard
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Recycling should be a goal for all of Ab-
aco not just the new landfill. I was taken
back by a statement in a recent Abaconian
made by John Hedden in regards to taking
old batteries to the "dump." He said, "We
are not doing anything to improve our
own behavior." It is sad to think people
still don't know that batteries CAN and
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We are Oasis Services and through our
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successful community recycling depots
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This past January we held a community
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dents collected old batteries of all types
for two weeks. This collection effort re-
sulted in over 30 car, boat, solar and golf
cart batteries being recycled not taken to
any dump or causing any environmental
Recycling is easy and by doing so you
CAN make a difference for Abaco. It does
not matter if it is one battery or 50 that are
recycled at a time. What matters is that
they ARE recycled. Abaconians DO care
about their environment. This is shown
by the success of the aluminum can, and
glass bottle recycling. So, let's keep up
the good work and remember that batter-
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to be successful island-wide. So please
contact us so we may assist you with your
recycling programs. Find out how busi-
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participation. Call Bernadette Hall, Oasis
Services at 367-0699 or 577-0699 or hal-
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Abaco's environment starts with you.
I visited Marsh Harbour last week and
picked up a copy of "The Abaconian".
Noticed an article by Jennifer Hudson
relative to solar initiatives of the Little
Congratulations to all those residents.
We are from the midwest and remarked
about the abundance of sunshine and why
we did not see more solar and even wind
harvest. Hopefully the initiative in Little
Harbour will spread to the rest of the is-
land and the Bahamas, then the rest of the
Again, thanks and congratulations to
the Little Harbour residents. You should
be proud of your efforts. Continue to
promote what you have done.
[Editor: Note that the 30 to 40 Little
Harbour residents are not served by BEC
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By Timothy Roberts
The Christian Counseling Center in
Marsh Harbour introduced Margaret
Smith, a new member of its staff, on Ab-
aco on February 26 at a ceremony at the
Center's office upstairs in the D & S Plaza.
Ms. Smith was inspired to get into mis-
sions and counseling through her experi-
ences in youth group at Calvary Bible
Church in Nassau and her time spent at
camp retreats. She went to school in Min-
neapolis, Minnesota at Bethany School of
After spending several years in Europe
in youth work, she completed her Master's
degree in Mental Health at the Reformed
Theological Seminary in Jackson, Mis-
sissippi. She was licensed by the State of
Mississippi as a Professional Counselor
and a Marriage and Family Therapist.
During her time in Nassau, Ms. Smith
was a counselor at the Christian Counsel-
ing Center for 10 years and spent three
years as a counselor and small groups
leader at New Providence Community
With her many years of experience she
knows that with God's help people can live
in freedom and that we all need to know
that it is fine to seek counseling and help
Two and a half years ago the Christian
Counseling Center in Nassau opened an of-
fice on Abaco in the D & S Plaza to meet a
growing need for counseling on the island.
Erika Lowe, a counselor with the center,
has been instrumental in the setup of the
new office and now, because of growing
demands, the center has Ms. Smith on
The purpose of the center is to help
hurting people, no matter who they are. To
meet this goal they work on a sliding scale
fee and will not turn away anyone who has
a need. Because of this they depend heavily
on donations from churches, civic groups
and the community.
Pastor Arnette, Executive Director of
the Christian Counseling Center in Nas-
sau, said that pastors and elders of local
churches are encouraged to utilize the cen-
ter as a resource, knowing that many work
regular jobs as well as care for their local
assembly. The center remains unbiased in
its counseling. Those who are not Chris-
tians need not worry that religion will be
forced on them. He reassured that all their
counselors are trained and continue to be
trained further over the years and empha-
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Master motivator and world renowned
corporate trainer Spence Finlayson was on
Abaco on February 25th to host a World
Class Customer Service Conference at the
Anglican Church Hall in Marsh Harbour.
Individuals from government agencies and
privately owned businesses were in atten-
The conference began by Mr. Finlayson
showing a DVD that gave the participants
an opportunity to learn more about him
and his work as a trainer and motivator.
He began his career in the hospitality in-
dustry as a front desk clerk at the Lyford
Cay Club and ended this stage of his life
at Resorts International. He later worked
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Therefore, he had hopes of creating a
school to teach selling techniques. While
at Batelco, he met people from Fort Lau-
derdale who introduced him to his current
business in 1987. When he become knowl-
edgeable of it, he brought it home and
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selor, Margaret Smith. Shown here are Frederick Arnette, Executive Director of the
Christian Counseling Center in Nassau; Alan Lee, Chairman of the Board for the Chris-
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Mr. Finlayson is thankful that he has the
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This conference was geared towards
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Central FromPage 11 Central Pines Association fixed to their vehicles to let persons know when they opened their take-away eatery
WentraFrmalk -A- ut that the Association is working. The mem- in Dundas Town. Shany's Take-out, which
working after they get paid and some agen- auth bers will take turns placing the signs on specializes in lobster and chicken wraps, is
cies do not give a full day's work at the By Samantha V. Evans their vehicles when they are on patrol. located next to Platinum Car Wash.
end of the week either. He stated that it On February 25 and 26 members of The Association meets the first Thursday In addition to lobster and chicken wraps,
is this mentality that is seriously affecting the Central Pines Association along with of each month at noon at the Pathfinders Shany's take-out offers daily specials such
our country, especially our main industry Supt. Noel Curry and Sgt. Rachel Metelus office in Marsh Harbour. A cookout fund as barbecued ribs and chicken dinners.
Tourism conducted walkabouts in the Central Pines raiser is scheduled for May 29th at Port Lobster, pork chops and fish dinners along
Customer service needs to improve as community. They hope that by conducting of Call Marina in Marsh Harbour. The of- with burgers and chicken snacks are a con-
well and that Bahamians need to respect these walkabouts the community would be icers of the Central Pines Association are stant on the menu.
time and get over this thing called "Baha- more ormed what the Association is President Bernadette Hall, Vice President On weekends Ronald fires up the grill
mian time" as there is no such thing. doing and want to become involved in their d'Shan Maycock, Secretary Leazona Rich- and Swains and their staff serve jerk pork,
Finlayson is a seasoned motivator and activities. ard and Treasurer Benita Altidor. chicken and ribs as well as barbecued ribs.
Fayo i a saoe m v and. *The Association has also formed a rt fa innr ; a n t
trainer having conducted training in 15 eC ple opens take-away The cost of a dinner is around $10 to $12.
countries. However, now he is focused on crime watch as some residents have had Lobster and fish dinners can run about $15.
helping to develop the people of The Ba- items stolen from their properties. Those in Dundas Town The Swains opened the business, which
hamas. Those completing the conference involved with the crime watch now have By Navardo Saunders is outfitted with fancy restaurant supplies,
ecee a patcpats maal a acer walkie-talkies so that as they patrol areas Husband and wife Ronald and Lashawn
eceiv a paticants manul and a c they can communicate with each other. Swain realized a dream in early February Please see Central Page 13
Additionally, they have metallic signs af-
For a few hours on March 4 the new traffic light at the corner of Don MacKay and Crock-
ett Drive was turned on for a test. Some motorists found it quite confusing while others
The Central Pines Association held a walk-about on February 25 and 26 along with po- drove right through, not paying attention to the light. The light will not be turned on until
lice officers to hear the complaints of residents and explain the crime watch that the group strips are painted on the road directing drivers where they must stop. A police officer will
has organized. They are shown here with Police Supt. Noel Curry. be stationed therefor the first few day until drivers are used to the new routine.
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Tourism hosts visitors at
People to People reception
By Timothy Roberts
The Ministry of Tourism hosted a Peo-
ple to People meet and greet gathering at
the Administrator's House on February
25 that was well attended by many second
homeowners and boaters who call Abaco
their home away from home.
Administrator Cephas Cooper thanked
the audience for their continued support
and their contributions to Abaco.
The evening included native food and
music as well as a fashion show and some
karaoke. Locally made crafts were offered
for viewing and purchase.
Those who stayed long enough, braving
the rather cool night, were rewarded with
a small Junkanoo parade performed by the
Spring City Rockers. The event was well
received and the guests really appreciated
being able to meet at the administrator's
Visitors are disappointed
with lack of Bahamian foods
By Navardo Saunders
Couples John and Elizabeth Carpenter
and Michael and Jeanne Kelly of Boca Ra-
ton, Florida, were eager to come Abaco
for the first time during the third week in
February. They had heard how beautiful
the island is, how the people are so friend-
ly and that the Bahamian food is to die for.
The Abaco Tourism office organizes a People to People reception annually, held alternat-
ing years in Marsh Harbour and Treasure Cay. This year's occasion was on February
25 and was held at the Administrator's home. The turnout was great considering the low
temperature and the wind. Second homeowners and regular visitors were treated to Ba-
hamian foods and enjoyed displays of Bahamian crafts that they could purchase.
For the most part, the couple said their
expectations were met during a people-to-
people reception for visitors hosted by the
Abaco Tourist Office at the Administra-
tor's residence on February 25.
But in a frank discussion the couple
talked about what they found disappointing
about the island. Mr. Carpenter was disap-
pointed that there were only a few public
garbage bins in the downtown area. "I had
to walk for what seems like forever with
empty Kalik bottles in my hand because
we couldn't find a trash bin hardly any-
where," he said. "There need to be more
trash bins in the busy area like downtown.
It's just so much more convenient."
Mrs. Carpenter said she wished more of
the beauty salons took on Caucasian hair.
"I thought since this is a place that tourists
come to often the beauticians, who I found
to be pleasant would know how to treat and
style a variety of hair. That isn't the case.
We went everywhere looking, When we
finally found one, it was taking no more
appointments. That's a shame because I
wanted to go back home with a new do."
Michael and Jeanne said they were told
that when they came to the island they
would have no problem getting fried fish,
coconut water and fresh conch salad, but it
didn't turn out to be the case. "I told Mike
weeks before we arrived I'm going to sink
my teeth into some fried grouper or snap-
per and conch salad," said Mrs. Kelly. "I
was really looking forward to it. But ev-
erywhere we went, the restaurants would
say there was no fried fish or conch salad.
We drove up and down the streets look-
ing for conch salad and could not find any.
And coconut water. Some people looked at
us strange when we asked for it."
The good news is Mrs. Kelly finally got
to sink her teeth into conch salad at the
people-to-people reception. "It would be
great if an event like this could happen at
least once a week during your busy tourist
season because we got everything we came
here for on this one night," said Mrs. Kel-
ly. "We got the Junkanoo, the conch salad,
Bahamian-made straw bags and crafts. We
came all the way here for these things."
The couples said they plan to write to the
Abaco Tourist Office and suggest ways the
tourist experience can be enhanced. "We
had a good time overall," Mrs. Kelly said,
speaking on behalf of her husband and the
Carpenters. "We just feel that your visi-
tors would appreciate the experience more
if some things were readily available."
Abaco Expo plans are
underway for April
By Navardo Saunders
The upcoming All Abaco Agricultural,
Marine Resources and Agribusiness Expo
2010 is expected to be a spectacular event
that showcases all that Abaco has to offer
in the areas of agriculture, marine resourc-
es, agribusiness and native crafts.
The two-day event, which will be held
under the theme Progressing in Food Secu-
rity, is scheduled to take place on April 16
and 17 at the future site of a farmers' mar-
ket at the Bahamas Agricultural and Indus-
trial Corporation site in Marsh Harbour.
According to public relations coordina-
tor, Cleola Pinder, the event will feature
presentations and demonstrations, dis-
plays, the sale of preserved foods, arts and
crafts, the sale of plants, a food court and
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plenty of entertainment including the Royal
Bahamas Police Pop and Marching Bands.
Participants include the Department of
Agriculture, Department of Marine Re-
sources, Bahamas Agricultural and In-
dustrial Corporation (BAIC), Abaco Co-
operative Society, South Abaco Farmers'
Association Ltd., North Abaco Farmers'
Association Ltd., Abaco Food Processing
Association Ltd., Horticultural Society of
The Bahamas (Abaco Branch), arts and
crafts associations, independent farmers,
food processors and food vendors.
Police are checking
Police officers have been stopping traffic to c
tions and inspections to make sure they are u
"Schools will be involved and there will
be special provisions for students on April
16," said Mrs. Pinder. "There is an essay
competition for secondary schools already
under way with Improving Food Security
in Critical Times as the topic. April 16th
will be observed as T-shirt day." She add-
ed that AgriExpo 2010 will embrace and
represent all of Abaco.
Live demonstrations and presentations
will include the rapid propagation process
for root crops and bananas, greenhouse
technology, backyard farming, marine con-
servation and baking bread in a rock oven.
The Expo will be held under the dual
chairmanship of Anthony Gibson, Abaco
traffic Agriculture officer,
and Ejnar Cornish, Ab-
aco BAIC manager.
By Navardo Saunders
Chief Fire Offi-
cer John Hall said the
Marsh Harbour Volun-
teer Fire Department
needs more volunteers
who can respond to
fires during the day.
"Right now if there is a
fire during the day a lot
of our volunteers can-
not leave their jobs,"
he said. "We would
heck on registra- only have a limited
p to date. number of firefighters
and that could be very bad, especially if
it's a huge fire. The more manpower we
have the better because we would be able
to cover more ground quickly."
Chief Hall, who has been fire chief for
eight years, said there are about 35 volun-
teer firefighters. "But there are only about
10 I can really depend on," he said. "It
would be great if we could have about 10
to 15 volunteers in every community, who
are prepared to take on a fire at any time."
He said persons interested in becoming
volunteer firefighters will be trained and
given proper firefighting outfits. "I can
arrange training sessions on Saturdays for
persons who are interested," he said.
Interested persons can contact him at
475-3752 or they can stop by his home in
Central Pines across the street from Cen-
tral Abaco Primary School. There is usu-
ally a red fire engine parked outside.
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News of the Cays
Hope Town held its
annual Heritage Day
By Timothy Roberts
Many people came out to support and
take part in the Hope Town Heritage Day,
The Wyannie Malone Historical Museum o
Heritage Day annually. It draws people fro
communities who come together to learn mo
their history and to socialize. These two hi
Steve Dodge and Sandra Riley, had much to
enjoying the food and items for sale as well
as hearing stories of Abaco's past.
This year's Heritage Day, which is or-
ganized by the Wyannie Malone Historical
Museum, took the theme of the Pirate Era.
A number of locals, adults and children,
wore pirate-themed outfits, and
Sandra Riley, historian and au-
Sthor of Homeward Bound, read
S excerpts from three historical
plays she has written about Pi-
rates on Abaco, one of which
includes the famous Matt Lowe.
Jeremy Sweeting, Chief
Councillor of the Hope Town
District Council, was presented
with a genealogy that traced his
family connection to Wyannie
Malone, the founding member
of present day Hope Town.
Former Ministers of Parlia-
ment, Robert Sweeting, and
Michael Lightbourn, and for-
mer schoolmaster Patrick Beth-
el gave brief words of praise for
the museum and the ongoing
Heritage Day events they have
each year and encouraged ev-
eryone to enjoy the day and its
m many During the opening cere-
mony, an identification plaque
storians, from a life boat from the Rob-
ert Fulton was pre-
sented to the museum
for display by Dave
and Kathy Ralph. The
Ralphs were formerly
employed by Owens-
Illinois that used the
Robert Fulton as home
base for its lumbering
operation on Abaco
at Snake Cay during
much of the 1960's.
Aside from a vari-
ety of Bahamian dishes
and desserts, which
included souse, conch
salad, coconut tarts
and more, an assort-
ment of booths were
set up selling wood
work, wooden bowls
and picture frames,
paintings and artwork, Linda Cole is th
quilts, bags, clothing Museum and has
and linens, shell craft, ening the geneal,
jewelry and more. With her is Jere,
Next year's Heri- Town District Co
tage Day is expected
to focus on the sponging industry which
took place during the late 1800s and early
Abaco Inn appreciates
The Abaco Inn on Elbow Cay held a
fun day on February 13 that included the
Show Love for Haiti Raffle and many love-
ly prizes were given, thanks to the gener-
osity of our donors. We successfully raised
$3940. This money will be given to Dr.
Marc Binard, who is intimately involved
e curator of the Wyannie Malone Historical
done extensive work on updating and broad-
ogy of the early settlers to the present time.
my Sweeting, Chief Councillor of the Hope
with the medical aid in Haiti and is one
of our very own doctors here on Abaco.
Thank you, everyone.
Guana Cay Town Meeting
On March 18 the Hope Town Dis-
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the Great Guana Cay Primary School. In
attendance were the Hope Town District
Council, Administrators Cephas Cooper,
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combe, Police Supt. Noel Curry and De-
partment of Environmental Health Services
representative Ms. Neilly.
The school was packed with interested
and concerned citizens and residents. Supt.
Curry introduced himself as the new Police
Chief for Abaco, and throughout the night
he answered many of the concerns as most
concerns levied were policing matters.
Chief Councillor Jeremy Sweeting ex-
plained that whilst the Council attempts to
have Town Meetings at least twice a year,
they are mandated under the Local Govern-
ment Act to hold at least one a year. Mr.
Sweeting gave an account to the residents
on what works had been carried out since
the last time they had met in a Town Meet-
ing and laid out plans for the future.
Mr. Sweeting noted that the Council
had constructed public restrooms that are
now a part of the mini-government com-
plex. Additionally, he made mention of
the re-paving of Cheri B Lane, along with
the installation of an attractive community
notice board. Chief Councillor Sweeting
highlighted that the Council took advantage
of the central government's unemployment
programme, and as a result, hired Lynn
Roberts as a full time secretary for Guana
Cay. He remarked that the residents didn't
Dock at Sunshine Park is progressing
The freight dock at Sunshine Park in the harbour of Hope tTown is being completely
rebuilt. The contract was signed between the government and Abaco Tug and Transport
in mid-January and construction began shortly after. Having freight off loaded at this
dock rather than the Upper Dock relieves the congestion and confusion that frequently
occurred at the Upper Dock on freight days.
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have to wait for the once-a-week visits
from the secretary in Hope Town, but now
have a full time presence in the office in
Guana Cay five days a week. He indicated
that the Council encouraged each town in
the district to host an annual community
Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, and
the Council assisted with a donation.
Chief Councillor Sweeting informed the
audience that the Council had made request
in its capital budget for funding for further
One resident brought to the meeting's
attention the rumour to combine Guana
Cay and Green Turtle Cay as one district.
This was met with negative feedback as no
one present was in favour of such a move.
Chief Councillor Sweeting shared their
discontent as he outlined the geographi-
cal challenges the move would present as
Whale Cay Channel would be impassable
for a number of meetings. "Councillor La-
ing would have to take a ferry to Marsh
Harbour, then take a 30-40 minute drive
to Treasure Cay and then take a ferry
from Treasure Cay to Green Turtle Cay.
The ferry rides will cost about $80 each
way. He would go through the same route
on the return trip." Everyone present felt
that the present third schedule makeup of
the Council was working well. The only
alteration that may possibly be welcomed
would be Guana Cay having its own town
Other concerns were concerns related
to the need for a dumpsite, an issue that has
plagued Guana Cay since the mid 1990s,
and the need for a full time police pres-
ence. The Chief Councillor along with
Supt. Noel Curry promised to do what they
could to address the concerns raised.
A Town Meeting was hosted by the
Hope Town District Council in Man-O-
War on March 1st at the Man-O-War Pri-
Representatives of the many corpora-
tions and departments were expected to
attend, but only a few made the meeting.
Present were Administrators Cephas Coo-
per and Whelma Colebrooke, Port Depart-
ment representative Troy Mills, Police
Supt. Noel Curry and a Police Sergant
from the department, along with local Po-
lice Reserve George Phillpot.
Administrator Cooper and Chief Coun-
cillor Jeremy Sweeting shared their disap-
pointment with the community of the poor
representation from the various depart-
ments and corporations. Among the ones
not attending the meeting were BEC, BTC
and Environmental Health.
Supt. Curry introduced himself to the
community as the new Police Chief for Ab-
aco, and for the most part no policing issues
were brought forward.
Administrator Cooper spoke of what
a fine working relationship he and Chief
Councillor Sweeting have had over the last
Chief Councillor Sweeting then gave an
overview of what the Council had done in
Man-O-War since the last Town Meeting
was held. He mentioned of the reconstruc-
tion of the upper public dock and, part-
nered with William Albury Construction,
putting in a handicap ramp to assist the
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A letter to the people of Abaco
The schooner William H Albury, desig-
nated as the Tall Ship of The Bahamas in
1976 by the Ministry of Tourism, has been
sold. The William H was built in 1964 at
Man-O-War Cay by skilled shipwrights,
men of honor, integrity and sterling Chris-
tian character. Men who were admired for
their talents throughout the wooden boat
building world. Her launching name was
Esperanto and for a short time she was
named Grand Turk.
In 1974 my wife Barbara and I pur-
chased this sleek and seaworthy schooner,
outfitted her at Man-O-War Cay and set
about learning the charter and sail train-
ing business. In honor of her builder, we
renamed her William H. Albury. We were
shipmates for 35 years. She provided me
and my family with a viable, successful
business and took hundreds of novice and
experienced people of all ages to sea. In
1998 she was honored by the American
Sail Training Association as the sail train-
ing vessel of the year. In 2006 she received
their Lifetime Achievement Award.
She sailed the North Atlantic, large
parts of America's East Coast, the length
and breadth of The Bahamas and much of
the Caribbean. She was, however, happiest
at home in the Sea of Abaco. The William
H was often said to be the prettiest working
With her readily distinguished raked
masts, a matchless sheer, proud bow-sprit
and lovely wineglass stern, she graced the
cover of many magazines and was the sub-
ject of hundreds of newspaper articles and
From 1976 until 1986 she represented
The Bahamas under the funding and direc-
tion of the Ministry of Tourism. She carried
the nation's flag in
Tall Ships Events.
Her most note-
worthy event came
during the Ameri-
can Bicentennial in
1976. In June of
that year she sailed
from Abaco to Ber-
muda. There, she
joined Tall Ships of Y
the world's mari-
time nations. In late
June of 1976, that
viewed by a world- '
raced from Ber-
muda to Newport,
Rhode Island, then
on to New York
City where on a
clear July 4th, with
Derek and Margo
Lee as part of the crew, she joined the pa-
rade of sail and sailed up the Hudson River
Outside of my God and my family, I
loved the William H with every breath I
possessed. She was a member of the fam-
ily. Both my children and one grandson
helped crew her. On the long sea road of
the past 35 years, she never let me down.
Reefed down in all kinds of difficult weath-
er, in appalling seas in the Gulf Stream, off
Cape Hatteras, the North Atlantic, Gulf of
Mexico, the Bahama Banks plus many oth-
er places too numerous to mention, the Wil-
liam H pro-
sions in heavy
ing seas, I
felt the pres-
ence of Uncle
Will and his
Always at the
I would feel
5 as if they
M were there,
was to many
iconic part of
Abaco's marvelous maritime history.
She was built by the rarest of craftsmen,
strong, disciplined, skilled family men liv-
ing and working on the most beautiful of
islands. Many have now gone to their re-
ward. I could be wrong, but I think only
Martin Sawyer of Man-O-War Cay, one of
the men who built her, is still alive. If I
have missed anyone, I apologize and thank
them. I thank them all. But to me those
men are all alive in those incredible black
and white photos that Colyn Rees took
throughout his life. I never tire of looking
at them. We will never see such men again.
Man-O-War shipwrights, under the lead-
ership of Uncle Will, working by "eye" and
"what their hearts told them," and making
sure "she doesn't lean too far in a breeze of
wind," built a magnificent, world renown
schooner. She's both art and science. Over
the years many Abaconians crewed on the
William H. Jay Manni, sailmaker on Man-
O-War, was her mate for four years and
was by far the best mate ever to serve on
her. Other crew, when younger, were Mi-
chael Albury, Buddy Roberts, Ossie Hall,
Sue Bowers and many Abaco Boy and Girl
Scouts, Peter Kline, Jeff Gale and a host
So now we are at the end. Barbara and
I have a heavy heart, but we both know
now is the time. Our children have been
successful in life due in large part to their
having worked as crew, and at times, my
son was captain on the William H. Over the
years people would come alongside and ask
if I owned "this great looking schooner,"
and always I would say, "No, she owns
Fair winds, William H! Our love and
deep respect go with you. You will forever
be in our hearts.
Captain Joe Maggio
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elderly in getting on and off the boats. He
highlighted that the Council led the initial
drive in establishing a committee to orga-
nize Man-O-War's first heritage day. He
noted that whilst he and Arthur Elden co-
chaired the committee, much praise was
due to the hardworking women who served
on the committee, saying that if it wasn't
for them, the day would have never been.
Mr. Sweeting mentioned that during
Sojer Day the Council placed three more
names on the Wall of Heroes, Emerson Al-
bury, Marcell Albury and Edwin Albury.
He spoke of some minor road repair and
the Council's donation to the community
to hold a Christmas Tree Lighting. Speak-
ing of the government's unemployment
programme, he mentioned that the Coun-
cil had hired Elizabeth Key to keep the
library opened five days a week to allow
the residents access to a Council secretary
all week long rather than the once weekly
visits by the Hope Town secretary.
He brought to the attention of those
present that the Council would be honour-
ing all town committee members and coun-
cillors who had served the district of Hope
Town since the inception of local govern-
ment from 1996. The ceremony will take
place on March 20th in Hope Town, and
the Minister of State for Lands and Local
Government, the Hon. Byran Woodside, is
expected to be in attendance.
The Chief Councillor mentioned that,
given the Council's fiscal discipline, it may
be able to find funding in its recurrent bud-
get to carry out dock repairs to the lower
public dock in Man-O-War.
He noted that the Council had put in its
capital budget a request for funding for
more road repairs and for the construction
of public restrooms.
As he ended his remarks, he became
passionate about the need for a nurse in
Man-O-War Cay. He said, "Administra-
tor, Man-O-War Cay desperately needs a
nurse. This is our most central concern.
For simple routine checks and common
ailments our sick, our elderly, our seniors
have to board a ferry and take a 20 minute
$25 ride to Marsh Harbour, then struggle
climbing ladders to get off the ferry in
Then our elderly must fight getting into
taxis and then take a 10 -15 minute $20
ride to the clinic, then go thru the same
exhausting exercise back to Man-O- War,
in and out of cars, up and down ladders
at the ferry docks. This is not even taking
into account the cost that our elderly are
forced to bear. It absorbs a good portion
of their old age pension, this unnecessary
cost of travel. Our elderly should not have
to be put thru this. This is outright crimi-
nal, given the amount of revenue this is-
land generates, for us not to have medical
personnel on hand, right here on island.
I have written numerous letters to Min.
of Health Minnis on this issue over and
over again and not even a letter acknowl-
edging receipt of my communication. This
is not acceptable. Our government can do
better. This issue has been sidestepped,
overlooked and thrown on the back burner
for far too long, year upon year! This is the
most desperate need in this community, we
need a nurse!"
He went on to mention that the Council
would provide the funding for housing for
a nurse when the Ministry of Health agreed
to dispatch a nurse to the cay.
When the floor was opened for remarks,
most people that spoke agreed with the
Chief Councillor and reiterated his con-
cern for the desperate need for a nurse. The
government nurse visits Man-O-War once
every two weeks from Marsh Harbour and
many times they don't keep their schedule.
Among other concerns were that the
electricity had been off in the Eastern Har-
bour area for 64 hours and had not been
fixed. BEC was not making any efforts to
fix the problem. The following day, the
outage was restored.
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Chief Councillor for the Hope Town District Council, Jeremy Sweeting, chaired a Town
Meeting in Hope Town on February 24. At the head table are Troy Mills with the Port
Department; Supt. Noel Curry, Abaco's new Police Chief; and Lana Russell, a Council-
lor from Hope Town.
on Hope Town's waterfront
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Sunset Marine Green Turtle Cay 242.365.4634
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Hope Town Harbour Lodge. Administra- pair to the damaged dune in White Sound, meowners and boaters. He wondered how
Cays From Page 19 tor Cephas Cooper opened the meeting that is presently looking for a contractor to fix they could better assist in removing the
The other issue raised was the need for had been called by the Hope Town District the road on the North End and partnered excess trash. Funding to barge the trash
street signs, to which the Chief Council- Council. He praised the Council as an out- with the Ministry of Works to repair the to Marsh Harbour was cut, meaning that
lor agreed. Within the following month standing model of Local Government that seawall now underway at Sunshine Park. garbage stays on the cay longer. In warm
a meeting will be called with residents to is functioning well. Questions and comments from the au- weather this breeds hoards of flies.
see if residents wanted to continue with the Jeremy Sweeting, Chief Councillor for dience varied from suggestions and cor- Trash handling brought out extensive
known street names. Someone suggested the Hope Town District which also in- plaints to praises. comments on the island's garbage prob-
in the Town Meeting naming a few streets cludes Man-O-War and Guana Cay, listed Stafford Patterson brought out the need lems. Dump fires and smoke are a continu-
after community builders. many of Council's major accomplishments for a public boat ramp to handle boats and ing issue even though burning was banned
e Town re ients on Elbow Cay. Mentioned were new dock trailers in the 25-foot to 30-foot range. A several years ago.
Hope Town residents ladders, assisted in funding the Christmas boat ramp is under consideration for the Sanitation and garbage issues caused
attend Town Meeting Tree Lighting ceremony, had many street newly formed park in the White Sound comments to be made about the lack of
About 35 Hope Town residents braved lights restored to service, patched roads, area. sanitation and adherence to building codes
a chilly evening, February 24, to attend had the freight terminal relocated to Sun- Rudy Malone noted that most of the
a Town Meeting on the pool patio at the shine Park eliminating confusion and haz- garbage and trash volume is generated as Please see Cays Page 25
ards on the public dock, instigated the re- a result of the many visitors, second ho-
Sales Team of
Ed& Cindy Newell
James Moir Broker
Treasure Cay Canal Parcels
BrigantineBay # 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 Elevated &leared parcel of
12,500 s/f+/- with 108'p ii eaded deep water canal
frontage. All utiti viable. 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.
BrigantineBay # 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.
BrigantineBay # 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 ) ,144 s/f) lots, each
with 100' +/- of Atla iYcean rocky shoreline & sand
beach frontage. Prime building sites. EACH $229,900.
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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
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"Paradise Point" # 659 Furnished 3 bed, 2.5 bath,
2,400 s/f waterfront hovnc tt porches & balconies
on 1/2 acre. 193' diO ed Sea of Abaco frontage,
Fantastic views. REDUCED TO $499,000.
Beachfront Lot # 9A # 1379 21,565 s/f private &
serene beachparcel with 190' frontage on Sea of Abaco.
Utilities available. Spectacular sea views. $239,000.
BeachfrontLot # 7 # 1197 -24,710 s/f private & serene
beach parcel with 126' frontage on Sea of Abaco.
Utilities available. Spectacular sea views. $239,000.
"seaGlas Cottage" # 1237 Charmig 2 bed, 2.5
bath, 3 level furnished arfi- ci private 1.20
acres.1,800 sLof ,900 s/f decks/patios. 100'
shoreline. New windows & central A/C. $799,000.
"Turtle's Rock" # 1062 3 bedroom, 2.,lbth furnished
home on 1.18 acre parcel it fJiAv' W each frontage.
Built in 2000, ~~ e 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.
Beachfront Parcel # 426 Pi jlf194 s/f parcel
with 91' of pristjinpyh' C@h rontage.Utilities
available. UJIL-" $295,000.
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.
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Boiling Hole Lots # 1030 2 Sea of Abaco waterfront
parcels on Highway with 73' or 80' rocky shoreline,
utilities available, great sea views. EACH $95,000.
Sunset Ridge Community Lots # 570 14 spacious
residential lots from 14,792 s/f to 18,488 s/f. High
elevation, close to Treasure Cay. All utilities available.
Starting at $47,500.
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Pelican Shores Harbourfront Home # 1563 5 bed,
4.5 bath, 5,600 sq. ft. tasteftrnished home with
pool & dock. Well ta*timed, superior quality
construction, man extras. 1 acre+/- landscaped, 115'
water frontage. $3,995,000.
"Sea View" GreatAbaco Club # 1203 3 bed, 2.5
bath, 1,880 s/f furnished sea view home, plus 280 s/f of
open deck on 4,918 s/f parcel. Well maintained, gated
community, great rental income potential. Includes
private deep water dock. $769,000.
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"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.
Waterfront 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. S359,000.
# 823 10,150 +/- s/f canal lotw/130' frontage & 105'
deep water dock w/ water & electricity. $345,000.
# 1258 9,000 s/f canal lot, 87' waterfrontage, 160' lay-
along docks & shared recessed boat basin. $335,000.
# 602 15,334 s/f canal corer 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 coer lot with 194' of road
frontage. Walk to beach. All utilities available. $99,950.
# 998 13,459 s/f canal view corer 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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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/funder roof. 2.50 acres
with 250' of sandy beachfront. Furnished. $5,725,000.
"Girasole" # 1551- Delightful 4 bed, 4.5 bath elevated
Italian villa style beach home, plus 2 bed, 2 bath separate
guest accomodations. 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/fOcean 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
"Casuarina Beach House"- #1512 Ocean Blvd,
furnished 6 bed, 5.5 bath 2 level beach home & efficiency
apt. 6,600 s/fliving space, pool, 27,600 s/fparcel, 80'
beach frontage. Excellent rental income. $2,950,000.
Brigantine Bay Canal Home # 1589 Newly built 4 bed,
4 bath unfurnished home. 3, 4F under air, 4,850 s/f
total. Many extras. 15Ci parcel, 91' canal frontage,
lay-along & finger docks, boat lift. $2,988,500.
"Another World"# 1007 Ocean Blvd. 4 bed, 4.5 bath,
3,500 s/ffurnished beach home, pool, patio, garage on
1.2 landscaped acres. Superb rental income. $2,500,000.
"Avalon "# 1516 Exceptional 3 bed, 2 bath beach
home. Immaculately maintained, well appointed, 2,500
s/funder roof, 2,200 s/f open & covered patios. 24,440
s/fparcel with 175' sandy beach. $2,321,000.
"Sandpiper" # 1265 Ocean Blvd. 3,000 s/fbi-level
furnished home on 1.87 acres with 180' sandy beach
"Tranquility" # 1307 4 bed, 5 bath, furnished two
storey Brigantine Canal home on 2 lots. 3,580 s/f under
roof, plus decks & balconies. 90' canal frontage, dock,
boat lift, plus sea views from virtually every room.
Tastefully decorated, excellent condition. $2,200,000.
"Trident House" # 317- 3 bed, 3.5 bath, furnished
3,500 s/f beach front home. Breath-taking beach & sea
views. Good rental income. NOW $1,999,000.
Cutwater Way Canal Home # 1524 3 bed, 3 bath,
3,600 s/fhome 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", Windward Beach # 1469 3 bed, 2 bath
2,050 s/f furnished beach home on spacious 26,125 s/f
parcel with 120' sandy beach. $1,379,000.
"Pilot House "- Rock Point # 1380 2 level, 3 bed, 3
bath furnished waterfront home at entrance to Treasure
Cay harbour. 3,314 s/f under roof on 18,800 s/fparcel.
Boat/plane ramp to sea. Great sea views. $1,160,000.
"Dolphin Watch "-Galleon Ba # 1534- 3 bed, 3.5
bath furnished home (inciAg2 bed, 2 bath guest
cottage). Total 2, IQ4l ving space. 18,000 s/f parcel,
74' bulkheaded criial frontage with dock. $999,999.
"Windover", Brigantine Bay # 3 bed,2 bath,
1,750 s/fbi-level elegant fi!ied canal home, plus
garage on 10,4QicaIcally landscaped parcel. 80'
bulkheaded cal1 frontage with private dock. $995,000.
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"Laguna" Galleon Bay #34I- 3 bed, 2 bath, single
storey, 1,550 s/f cd e, furnished, landscaped lot,
carport, garage .Ep water dock with boat lift.
Treasure House # 11 # 1592 -~ightful 2 bed, 2 bath
comfortably furnished 1 OQtPTopsider style
beachside villa. Co49ii ty pool, well maintained villa.
Exceptional sea & beach views. $549,995.
Treasure House # 4 # 1582- Charming 2 bed, 2 bath
fully renovated & tasteflrished 1,000 s/f Topsider
style beachside il~ any upgrades. Community pool,
well maintained'beachfront complex. $499,950.
"ToadHall" # 1373 5 bed/4 bath, 4,000 s/f, 2 level
Ocean Blvd. furnished o;tQiew home includes 1
bed/I bath apartrn 2 adjoining parcels totaling
22,500 s/f. Priil beach access. $499,000.
St. Andrews Estates # 1500 2,387 s/f 3 bed, 2 bath
furnished home on 13,000 s/fparcel adjacent to golf
Royal Poinciana Beachfront Condos -Phase 4
# 716) Premier 3 level, 3 bed, 4.5 bath, plus loft newly
built condos on Treasure Cay Beach. 2,860 s/f under
roof, attached garage. 644 s/f covered/open
OWNER FINANCING AVAILABLE! $1,995,000.
Bahama Beach Club 2020- # 1139 3 bed, 2 bath,
1,650 s/f 2nd level beachfront condo, Stunningly
furnished, elegantly decorated. Superior beach &
ocean views. $1,035,000.
Bahama Beach Club 2046- # 1009 3 bed, 3 bath, 2nd
level Phase 5,2nd level, 1,.~ f living space condo,
closest to beach, tas e ontemporary 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.
RoyalPoinciana # 2511 # 1483 Deluxe 2 bed, 2 bath
ground level furnished 1,300 s/f beachfront condo. Well
maintained. Great sea views, excellent rental income
Royal Palm Condo #2424- # 1399 3 bed, 3 bath,
(including loft) 2nd level, 1,264 s/ffurnished condo
overlooking harbour & marina. Well maintained, near
beach, excellent rental income potential. $549,000.
Royal Palm Condo # 2420 # 1546 3 bed, 3 bath,
(including loft) 2nd level, 1,264 s/f furnished condo.
Great harbour & marina views. Well maintained, near
beach, excellent rental income potential. $549,000.
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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
Atlantis #2215 # 1471 Zbed, 2 bath, 1000 s/f furnished
2nd level condo on jikdtme Bay. 2 storage units, finger
dock. 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 canalfront unit, with boat slip, golf cart, garage.
"Turn-Key", Near Treasure Cay Beach. $465,000.
Atlantis Condo #2203 # 1000 2 bed, 2 bath, 2nd level,
1,000 s/ffurnished 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.
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Dixon Place Downey passed away in
Florida on January 25th at the age of 91.
He was married to his late wife, Virginia
Overton Robinson Downey, for 67 years.
She passed away in 2008.
In the late
1950s he and
his wife pur-
that they en-
spent mch Dixon Downey
time. Concerned about the fragile beauty
of the surrounding coral reef, he petitioned
the government of The Bahamas to protect
it in the Pelican Cays Land and Sea Park
which survives to this day.
His background was in plastic resins.
In 1946 he founded Franklin Plastics, Inc.
and won several patents, including the
original plastic boat fender. His plant pro-
duced the first elbows and connectors used
in PVC pipes. His efforts helped to replace
the glass of Buick tail lights and the ceram-
ics of appliance knobs with molded plas-
tic. Toy stores across the country ordered
their first plastic hula-hoops from Franklin
Plastics, Inc. Before Mr. Downey sold his
company, he brought hula-hoops for many
school children on Abaco.
He is survived by his grandson, Dixon
The funeral for Lillian Blanc McIn-
tosh-Green, 55, formerly of Fox Town,
was held at New Hope Baptist Church in
Mt. Hope on March 6. Rev. John McIn-
tosh officiated, assisted by Deacon Daniel
Curry. Interment followed in the Fox Town
law Alexo Lillian Blanc Green
Johnson; adopted daughters Candance,
Inez and Melissa Bodie; sisters Monvella
Pinder and Vernie Russell; step-children
Sharletta, Keyko, Shareka, Tammy, Ja-
son, Gaynell, Ossy and Orathio; nephews
Perry, Canton, Dwayne, Oscar, Ricardo,
Sebran, Aryan, Manny, Eddie, Elon,
Oneil, Dwight, Damon, Leslie, Oliver
Mackey and Leonard; nieces Maria, Judy,
Stephanie, Nora, Lavanda, Taylia, Jewel,
Bernadette, Leanne, Veronica, Sharon,
Calvanette, Emma, Dawnett, Angie, Tia,
Erlis, Javincia, Marissea, Sharlin, Mau-
reen, Sophia, Rita and Queya; brothers-in-
law Arnold Thomas, Willie Russell, God-
frey Forbes, Partick Miller and Min.Willie
Moss; sisters-in-law Millie, Princess, Deb-
bie and Naomi McIntosh, Evangelist Kim
Moss, Ruth Wells and Magg Jones; and
many other relatives and friends.
The funeral for Min. Freddie John
57, of Dun-
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Templeton Roker officiated, assisted by
Pastor Mildred Ferguson. Interment was
in Coffy Memorial Cemetery in Marsh
He is survived by his wife Shane Ann
Archer; mother Alice Morley; mother-in-
law Ena North; son Opara North; daugh-
ter Michelle Ashe; brothers Rev. Kenneth
Knowles, Rev. Christopher Dean, Rich-
ard Morley, Absolam, Albert, Joseph and
Garnet Dean; sisters Eleanor Heild, Cher-
maine Wells, Cynthia Bartlett; brother-in-
laws Rodney Wells, Mervin Smith, Nicho-
las Bartlett, Willard Bain, Tyrone North,
Freddie North, Dwayne North, Raynard
North, Ricky North, Tony North, Alrick
North, William North; sister-in-law Mar-
cia Bain, Sandra North, Lisa North, Dr.
Sheniqua North, Christine, Sandra and
Theresa Dean, Jackie Morley, Margaret
and Brenda North and Nathalie Knowles;
nieces Nancy Seymour, Chervain Stu-
art, Lachrisser Scriven, Christy Wells,
Trudy Dean, Raquel Knowles, Jigeria
Dean, Abria Miller, Sophia and Shenique
Dean, Terrell Claire, Dorell North, Aquila
North, Brianna Bain, Vandika Ferguson,
Charlene Saunders and Charisa Moxey;
nephews Kaream Knowles, Richard Mor-
ley Jr. Coderro and Gordon Dean Jr.,
Rodney Wells Jr., Nado and Leo North,
Barrington and Jermaine North, Dejon,
and Kovon Smith, Donique, Dwayne and
Ethon North and Ellardo Francis; grand-
children Rahim Dawkins, Marisa and Opa-
ra North, Oran Shantinae and Sierra Ashe;
uncles Rev. Coapland Morley, Wilfred
Edgecombe, Norris Kerr; aunts Crescola
Edgecombe, Louise Morley, Pastor Mil-
dred Ferguson, Pamela Kerr, Grace Sey-
mour, Witline Gilbert, Katherene North;
and many other relatives and friends.
The funeral service for Shawn Silver
Cooper, 38, affectionately called "Robo
Cop" of Cooper's Town who died on Feb-
ruary 18th, was held on March 6 at Faith
Walk Church of God in Cooper's Town.
Bishop Archilus Cooper officiated, as-
sisted by Pastor Jepson Edgecombe. Inter-
ment followed in the public cemetery in
He is survived by his parents Vernie
Jr. and Mi-
sisters Un- Shawn Silver Cooper
eak Outten, Jennifer Saunders, Tiffany Se-
dor, Natasha and Amanda Smith; adopted
sister Maketa Newbold; nephews Theo,
Torrieano and Synoveo Saunders, Maxwell
Robinson, Mateo and Tremeko Smith, De-
rick Stuart and Frances Jr.; nieces Cassie
Paul, Roverna, Tattina and Assidy Smith,
Dereisha Stuart; aunts Cleotha Edgecombe
and Sheila Adderley; uncles Bishop Archi-
laus Cooper, Rev. Hartman Cooper, Jr.,
Eric and Henry Cooper and Elder Samuel
Cooper; brothers-in-law Jonathan Saun-
ders and Francois Sidor; nephew-in-law
Lajet Paul, grand-nephew Cassidy Paul;
aunts-in-law Estella, Macey, Vivian, Lil-
lian and Nita Cooper; uncles-in-law Me-
dious Edgecombe and Neviile Adderley;
godmother Arlean Rolle; god-children
Kashera Murray, Nathalie Pritchard, Wil-
liam Smith and Lerchan Adderley; god-
brothers Kevin McIntosh and Tony Rolle;
god-sister Euta Rolle; and many other rela-
tives and friends.
The funeral service for Lurey Mer-
lee Albury, 90, formerly of Green Turtle
Cay was held on March 6 in Nassau. Pas-
tor Tommy Albury officiated, assisted by
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She was pre-deceased by her husband
Lionel Albury. She is survived by her
children and spouses, Jeffrey and (Berdie)
Albury, Carolyn and (Rudy) Diedrick,
Freddy and (Daisy) Albury and Arlene and
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other relatives and friends
The funeral service for Isolene Victoria
McIntosh-Thomas, 66, Fox Town who
passed away on 20th February was held at
New Hope Baptist Church in Mt. Hope on
March 6. Rev. John McIntosh officiated,
assisted by Deacon Daniel Curry. Inter-
ment was in Fox Town Cemetery.
She is survived by her loving husband
Arnold Thomas; sons Perry, Canton, Os-
car, Dwayne and Ricardo; daughters Sha-
sisters Mon- Isolene Victoria Thomas
Vernie; son-in-law Elder Ivan Rolle;
daughters-in-law Kevie, Sharon and Petra
Thomas; grandchildren Cassie, Carnell,
O'Clea, Caldeisha, Bianca, Payton, Hay-
ley, Cadidra, Rakeisha, Miracle, Camer-
on, Fred, Jamal, Leonard, Toure and Jade;
great-grandchildren Nicholas and Nevaeh;
nephews Sebren, Arvin, Manny, Eddie,
Demon, Leslie, Mackey, Dwight, Leonard,
Oliver, Len, Wayne, Torin, Oneil, Elon
and Dexter; nieces Stephanie, Nora, La-
vanda, Taylia, Jewel, Bernadette, Leann,
Veronica, Nicey, Dawnette, Tia, Vincia,
Marisca, Shalin, Calvenette, Emma, An-
gie, Sophie, Maureen, Rasheeda, Quey,
Terry, Lannah, Andrea, Maria, Judy, Ma-
ria and Erlis; sisters-in-law Millie, Prin-
cess, Naomi, Sophie, Maureen, Rita, and
Debbie McIntosh, Mavis, Sylvia, Sandra;
Mildred and Sheila Thomas; brothers-in-
law Sidney, Jason, Willie, Hayward, Hen-
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Munroe; godchildren; and many other
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Police Crime Report
Obstruction & Disorderly Behavior
On February 15 a police officer reported
that while at the junction of Forest Drive
and South Side Road in Murphy Town, he
stopped a male driver for numerous traffic
offences. The female passenger behaved
in a very disorderly manner and began to
insult the officer using obscene language.
After asking for police backup, she was
warned of her behavior but continued us-
ing obscenities. She was then warned of
prosecution and later charged.
Stealing from a Vehicle
On February 17 someone broke into a
1994 Ford Explorer while it was parked
at the Union Jack dock in Marsh Harbour.
Stolen from the car were a CD player, an
amplifier and speakers with a total value
On February 18 a resident of Dundas
Town reported that she was beaten about
the body by her husband while at her resi-
Assault with a Deadly Weapon
On February 19 a man dining at a restau-
rant on Don MacKay Boulevard got into an
argument with the manager. The manager
threatened him with a black 9mm pistol.
After the police did not find the weapon at
the restaurant, they searched the manager's
home there they found a 9mm pellet gun.
The man was charged and released on bail.
On February 20 two men from Sand
Banks, Treasure Cay, were fighting at the
Senior Junkanoo Parade in Marsh Har-
bour. They were charged and released on
On February 21 a resident of the Mud
was charged with carrying a cutlass while
at the Senior Junkanoo Parade held in
Marsh Harbour. He was charged and re-
leased on $500 bail.
On February 21 a resident of Dundas
Town had a blade knife while at the Senior
Junkanoo Parade in Marsh Harbour. He
On February 21 a resident of Marsh
Harbour was found to have a switch-blade
knife while attending the Senior Junkanoo
Parade in Marsh Harbour. He was charged
and released on $500 bail.
On February 22 a resident of Pigeon
Pea reported that a young boy had sex with
his underage daughter.
Shop-breaking & Stealing
On February 22 a resident of Marsh
Harbour reported that someone broke into
a residence on S.C. Bootle Highway and
stole jewelry valued at $1750, a cell phone
valued at $175, a Nintendo valued at $150
and $150 in coins.
On February 22 Robert Allan, a visi-
tor from New Hampshire staying in
Treasure Cay, was found by his wife on
the floor unresponsive. He was taken to
Corbett Medical Center where an attempt
was make to revive him. But he was pro-
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a number of search warrants on persons
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The two were assisted by two officers
from Grand Cay and Walkers Cay. When
the team attempted to enter one residence,
the door was guarded by two pitbull dogs.
One of the animals bit the pants leg of one
of the officers. He was not injured. The
officers then searched the residence and
seized 12 small packets of suspected co-
caine found inside a white capsule bottle.
They also seized $2186. The couple were
both arrested. A further search found 34
bags of under-sized crawfish weighing a
total of 97 pounds in a freezer. The couple
were charged, then released on bail.
Search warrants were executed on sev-
eral other residences.
On February 24 a resident of Spring
City reported that someone broke into her
house through a kitchen door. Nothing
seemed to have been stolen.
On February 24 Royal Bank of Cana-
da reported that a check was forged for
On February 25 a fire was reported in
the Mud. Two police officers found that
gas generators were on fire. It was extin-
guished by the Marsh Harbour Volunteer
On March 1st a woman resident of Pi-
geon Peas had her house broken into. A
man she knew smashed the glass in a win-
dow and entered while the woman and her
three children were asleep. He got a knife
from the kitchen and began stabbing her.
Her 12-year-old daughter woke up and
cried loudly. The intruder grabbed her and
threw her against the wall. The woman was
treated for her injuries at the government
On March 1st a woman who lives on
S.C. Bootle Highway had her 13-year -old
grandson with her. While her son was at
her house, she told her son that her grand-
son was performing poorly at school. He
began beating the boy with a belt. The
child ran outside but fell. The father threw
a rock at him but it did not hit him. He
caught up with him and choked him with
the belt. As a result, the child began vomit-
ing and had pain in his stomach and throat.
He was taken to the government clinic to
Possession of Drugs, Unlicensed
Firearm, Assault & Resisting Arrest
On March 6 police searched a 1999
Buick on the S.C. Bootle Highway near the
entrance to the Treasure Cay Ferry Dock.
It was driven by a man from Cooper's
Town. Police found a Ziploc bag contain-
ing a quantity of suspected marijuana. Fur-
ther search of the vehicle found a sawed-
off shotgun. The driver attempted to fire
it. The officer wrestled the weapon and
secured it. When the officer attempted to
arrest the suspect, he violently resisted and
injured the officer's finger. However, the
suspect escaped on foot into nearby bushes
under the cover of darkness.
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Crime Report From Page 24
Assault With a Deadly Weapon
A resident of the Mud in Marsh Harbour
reported that a man known to him threat-
ened him with a shotgun and demanded
$20 that he was owed. Police arrested the
suspect who stated that he had a piece of
wood in his hand that he pointed toward
On March 5th a traffic accident oc-
curred along the highway in Little Abaco,
just north of the bridge. A resident of
Dundas Town, who was driving a Chevy
pickup, said he was blinded by an oncom-
ing vehicle and lost control of his vehicle.
It overturned two times causing extensive
damage to the vehicle. The driver received
minor injuries and was treated at the Coo-
per's Town Government Clinic.
On March 7th a traffic accident occurred
on Bay Street in Dundas Town. A Murphy
Town resident driving a 1990 Nissan was
traveling east along Bay Street in Dundas
Town and collided with a 2008 Ford driv-
en by a resident of Marsh Harbour exiting
Godfrey Cooper Avenue. A garbage truck
was obstructing the view. No injuries were
House Breaking and Stealing
On March 8 a visitor in Sandy Point re-
ported that someone had entered his guest
room and stole 10 US $100 bills from his
wallet. Later that same day the police ar-
rested two Sandy Point residents in refer-
ence to this matter.
On March 8 a traffic accident occurred
along S.C. Bootle Highway near Marsh
Harbour near Bodies Auto involving a
1999 Isuzu Pickup driven by a resident of
Spring City. He lost control of his vehicle
and overturned. The driver was injured
and transported to the Marsh Harbour
Government Clinic by ambulance. Vehicle
rolled over showing extensive damage to
the roof area. There were 200 feet of skid
marks leading to the rollover site. A 12
gauge shotgun was found inside the vehicle
with 27 shells.
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Cays From Page 20
for the resident Haitian population.
A special town meeting will be held to
work on solutions to the mounting chal-
lenges of trash removal. Separately, a spe-
cial meeting was requested with several
government departments to deal with Hai-
tian housing and the lack of sanitation and
adherence to building codes.
Increased recycling efforts were men-
tioned as one way to reduce the trash vol-
ume. However, it was noted that recycling
efforts on Elbow Cay do not always mesh
with the trash handling methods in Marsh
Harbour. It was agreed that many opportu-
nities exist for recycling. It was said that a
large chipper is on the island but is not be-
ing utilized. That could reduce the volume
of yard trash.
A homeowner complained about aban-
doned transformers leaking PCB oil at the
North End. George Martin of BEC prom-
ised to remove the old transformers, but he
hastened to note that BEC does not use any
products containing PCB chemicals.
A prevalent topic concerned speeding
and lack of traffic control. Speed bumps
were requested, but an official with the
Hope Town Volunteer Fire and Rescue
group said they were too damaging to the
fire trucks. The new police chief, Supt.
Noel Curry, promised that residents would
see action concerning traffic.
Hope Town has two town improvement
committees and one recently built an at-
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The Conch Inn Marina
* Full service docks with power
* Cable TV connections
* Texaco fuel station
The Moorings Yacht Charters
* The Best Sailing Vacations In The World!
* Prestige Class crewed yacht charter
* Sailing Sloops and cats 35 ft. 47 ft.
* Power catamarans 37 ft.
The Conch Inn Resort
* Hotel rooms on the harbour front
* Fresh water pool
* Curly Tails waterfront restaurant and bar
* Dive Abaco a complete dive facility
The Conch Inn Resort and Marina
PO Box AB20469, Marsh Harbour, Abaco
Ph 242-367-4000 Fax 367-4004
Come and experience the beauty of the Bahamas. We are waiting for you.
tractive shelter for passengers at the upper
The Minister of Works, the Hon. Neko
Grant, was recently in Hope Town and
was given a tour to see the condition of the
town roads. He was asked for funding to
improve the roads.
Boat thefts are a recurring concern. Po-
lice Chief Curry asked residents to assist
with reducing this problem by forming an
active crime watch group. Individuals were
recently arrested for boat thefts. However,
an Abaco individual convicted of boat theft
was recently released from jail and is being
watched by the police.
A complaint over school crowding was
answered by Education Superintendent Le-
nora Black, who said the ratio of teachers
to students is 1/20 which is very accept-
able. She did say that the practice of ac-
cepting students from other towns will be
discontinued. She thanked the town for the
tremendous support given the school.
The orderly meeting concluded with a
comment from a visiting mayor from Es-
sex Manor, England, who praised the
Council and its management style.
Lana Russell and Harold Malone are
Hope Town's Council members and were
at the head table. Additional government
persons from Marsh Harbour who attended
were Administrator Whelma Colebrook,
Troy Mills of the Port Department and
Sally Chisholm of Environmental Health.
Linda Cole, the Council secretary took
notes so issues could be looked into later.
Two from Abaco win three gold medals
at Latin American Special Olympics
By Timothy Roberts
Patrick Darville and Deangela
Murray, students of Every Child
Counts in Marsh Harbour, made
Abaco and The Bahamas proud by
winning gold medals in 100 meters
and Bocce during the Latin American
Special Olympics held in Puerto Rico
Patrick, who was a "little nervous
and intimidated at first," overcame
that fear and won the match against
the Puerto Rican native who had a
large cheering section in the stands.
He was very excited and happy to
have won. Patrick won gold in both
singles and doubles (paired with fel-
low Bahamian, Creswell Munroe).
Bocce Coach Johnneice Blyden
said, "Our success proves that dedi-
cated training pays off'. Bocce is a
bowling game of Italian origin that
combines the best of skee-ball, bowl-
ing and shuffleboard.
Deangela, who was also a bit ner-
vous and scared because of the large
crowd, said she didn't think she would
win. However, she, indeed, did in the
100 meter by a sizeable margin and
she also placed fourth in the 200 me-
Both Deangela and Patrick enjoyed
their two-week trip, meeting so many
different children from throughout the
Caribbean and also seeing a mountain
for the first time.
Other Bahamians did well in Track
& Field with Christopher Rolle win-
ning silver in the 200 meters and sil-
ver in the long jump. Bredon Mackey
won silver in his division of the 200
meters and a bronze in the long jump.
Coach Von Wilson commented that
all athletes did their personal best.
In swimming Rashad Price, com-
peting in his first international event,
won the 25 meter freestyle and came
back to win a silver in the 25 me-
ter backstroke. Cadeisha Cartwright
came through in the 25 meters back
stroke to win a silver medal, beating
the Puerto Rican favorite.
The Bahamian team brought home
a total of 10 medals consisting of four
gold, five silver and one bronze. The
team was made up of 10 athletes from
the programs in Grand Bahama, Aba-
co and New Providence.
The Bahamas intends to send a
team of 40 athletes to the next Special
Olympics World Games which will be
held in Athens, Greece, and will com-
pete in the sports of Track & Field,
Swimming, Tennis, Bocce, Basket-
ball, Soccer and Judo.
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Patrick Darville and Deangela Murray brought back
three gold medals in track and Bocce when they com-
peted in Puerto Rico. The competition was the Latin
American Special Olympics.
We regret that we used the wrong mane
in writing about our new Immigration
Chief. He is David Duncombe. We apolo-
gize to Mr. Duncombe.
Fund raising is planned
for Bill Thorndycraft
In January of this year Bill Thorndycraft
became ill with a rare combination of two
life-threatening blood disorders. He will
need considerable on-going home care and
careful medical monitoring. He is looking
forward to returning to the island he has
called home for almost 50 years and to the
people he has grown to love.
Bill first came to Abaco in April of 1963
with the Canadian Imperial Bank of Com-
merce, now First Caribbean Bank. Among
his duties was opening the first bank branch
on Man-O -War Cay. He later worked for
Owens Illinois in the sugar cane opera-
tion. When that operation closed, he joined
Marsh Harbour Exporters and Importers
where he worked for 17 years.
Bill was married to the late Yvonne Al-
bury and they had one child, Conya. In
1994 he met his current wife, Sandra Ev-
ans. Together they became involved in the
Presbyterian Kirk of the Pines, the Scout
Association of the Bahamas and the real
To help Bill and Sandra defray the costs
of his mounting medical bills, their church,
the Kirk of the Pines Presbyterian Church
and the Abaco Chapter of the Bahamas
Real Estate Association are organizing
a Steak-Out. The event is scheduled for
April 24th on the grounds of the Anglican
Church in Marsh Harbour. Traditional
steak and chicken dinners will be offered
as well as various side dishes, sweets and
beverages. A great turnout is anticipated.
If you would like to help, please call
Molly Roberts 242-577-5155/ 367-3262 or
Veronica Saunders 366-2818/ 367-3643.
Conservation begins with YOU
Hotels and House Rental Agents
+ agents with multiple cottages and houses
Area Code 242 unless listed otherwise
Island-wide Abaco Listings
Abaco Vacations + 800-633-9197
Abaco Vacation Planner + 25 hse 367-3529
Bahamas Vacations + 800-462-2426
Lee Pinder + 3 hse
Marina Albury Cottages 5 cottages
Green Turtle Cay
Bluff House Club
Green Turtle Club
Island Properties +
New Plymouth Inn
Ocean Blue Properties +
Other Shore Club
Dolphin Bch Resort
Donna Sands +
Guana Beach Resor
Elbow Cay Prop +
Hope T Harb Lodge
Hope T Hideaways
Hope T Villas +
Sea Gull Cottages -
Sea Spray Resort
Tanny Key +
Sea Level Cottages 4 hse 366-3121
Island Home Rentals + 8 hse 365-6048
Schooner's Landing 5 condos 365-6072
Marsh Harbour area
366-2053 Abaco Beach Resort
366-2075 Abaco Real Estate +
352-5458 Ambassador Inn
Bustick Bight Resort
365-4247 Conch Inn
365-5464 D's Guest House
365-4271 Living Easy
365-4047 Island Breezes Motel
365-4161 Lofty Fig Villas
365-4636 Pelican Beach Villas
365-4226 Regattas (Prev. Abaco Towns)
365-4105 HG Christie
II hse 365-5178
4 rm 10 cott.365-5137
12 hse 365-5195
6 units 365-5133
8 rm 7 cott 365-5106
4 units 904-982-2762
9 hse 365-5140
22 rm 366-0133
6 rm I cott 366-0003
7 villas 888-812-2243
53 hse 366-0035
25 rm 3660095
+ 63 hse 366-0224
3 hse 366-0030
4 cott 366-0154
3 hse 366-0266
6 villas 366-0065
43 hse 366-0053
4 villas 366-0557
Moore's Is Bonefish Camp
Oeisha's Resort 366-4139
Pete & Gay's Resort 14 rm 366-4119
Rickmon's Bonefishing 10 rm 366-4477
Spanish Cay Resort 18 rm 6 hse 365-0083
Bahama Beach Club 88 units 365-8500
Island Dreams + 45 hse 365-8507
Treasure Cay Resort 95 rms 365-8801
Mark's Bungalows 4 units 365-8506
Tangelo Hotel 19 rm 3 villa365-2222
Web Sites with Abaco Information
http://www.bahamas.com Rev.Jan 10
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March 15, 2010
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
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: email@example.com
Airlines Serving Abaco
Abaco Air- Nassau, N Eleuthera, Moores Is........367-2266
Am erican Eagle M iam i .................................... 367-2231
Bahamasair Nassau,W. Palm B, Ft Laud .......... 367-2095
Continental Connection Miami
Ft. Laud and W Palm Beach .........................367-3415
Locair Fort Lauderdale .............................1-800-205-0730
Regional Freeport ...............................................367-0446
Sky Baham as Nassau ........................................ 367-0996
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
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 1 1
Dive Guana............................. .............. 365-5178
Man-0-W ar Dive Shop ...................... .............................365-60 13
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. C istern ........................................$20
S na ke C ay .............................. ...... $35
C a s ua rina P o int ...................................... ........... $ 6 0
Cherokee, W inding Bay, Little Harbour ...................... 80
Baham a Palm Shore ........... .... .............. $90
C rossing R ocks ....... .. ............ ...................$ 105
Sandy Point $150
L e is u re L e e ......................... ....... .... ......... ..... $ 5 0
Treasure Cay Airport, G Turtle ferry ............................$80
Treasure Cay Resort .............. ......... ......... .. $85
F o x To w n ............................................ ................ $ 1 8 5
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 C ay ferry dock ............................................$10
M ade ira P a rk ........................................ $20
S a nd B a nks ......................................... $25
Treasure C ay R esort ...............................................$30
Leisure Lee $45
B la c k W o o d ....................................................................$ 2 0
Fire Road & C ooper's Tow n ............................................$40
C edar H arbour ...................................... $60
W oo d C ay .......................................... $70
M o unt H op e ..........................................$80
F o x T o w n ........................................................................ $ 8 5
C row n H aven ................................$90
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 Moxey ............... .. X$16 + $5
S Compliments of The Abaconian
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 12:15pm 4 5:45 iNoton
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 Crossing Beach in Marsh Harbour
Witches Point 3 miles S. of Marsh Harbour
Little Harbour 20 miles S. of Marsh Harbour
Cherokee 23 miles S of Marsh Harbour
Miles of beach are generally on ocean exposures
Treasure Cay Green Turtle Cay Guana Cay Elbow Cay
Man-0-War Cay Casuarina Point Bahama Palm Shore
Sandy Point & more
Items of interest Man-0-War boat yards Blackwood
blue hole & sisal mill Cedar Harbour plantation ruins need
guide Hole-in- Wall lighthouse last mile very rough road *
Abaco wild horses by appointment 367-4805 Bird watching -
ask tourism 367-3067
Tours & Excursions
Abaco Eco Tours & Kayak rental 475--9616
Abaco Island Tours Marsh Harbour 367-2936
Above & Below Marsh Harbour 367-0350
Adventure on Prozac T Cay 365-8749
Brendals Dive Green Turtle Cay 365-4411
C & C Charters Treasure Cay 365-8506
Dive Abaco 1978, Marsh Harbour 367-2787
Excursion boat Froggies Hope T 366-0024
Abaco Marinas Slips Fuel Phone
Green Turtle Cay
Bluff House ................45....... F......365-4200
Green Turtle Club ......32....... F......365-4271
Black Sound Marina...15................365-4531
Other Shore Club.......12....... F......365-4195
Abaco Yacht Service.. 10....... F......365-4033
Treasure Cay Marinal50 ...... F......365-8250
Man-O-War Marina ...26....... F......365-6008
Boat Harbour Marina183....... F......367-2736
Conch Inn...................75....... F .....367-4000
Harbour View Marina .36....... F .....367-2182
Marsh Harbour Marina52 F 367 2700
Hope Town Marina..... 16..............366-0003
Hope Town Hideaways...................366-0224
Lighthouse Marina .......6....... F......366-0154
Sea Spray ..................60....... F......366-0065
Spanish Cay Marina...75....... F......365-0083
Orchid Bay .................64 ...... F......365-5175
Boats can clear Customs at Green Turtle Cay,
Treasure Cay or Marsh Harbour
Please bring errors &
revisions to our atten-
tion Rev 15 Mar 10
Everyone reads The Abaconian 1
Lucky Strike Hope T 366-0101
Sea Gull Hope Town 366-0266
SSalt Weapon Hope Town 366-0245
Down Deep 366-3143
ocal Boy 366-0528
Back Breaker 365-5140
Bikes & Scooters Boats Cars & Carts
Rentals Marsh Harbour
A& P Car Rentals ............................. 367-2655
B & B Boat Rentals............................ 367-7368
Bargain Car Rentals.................... 367-0500
Blue Wave Boat Rentals ................... 367-3910
Concept Boat Rentals ........................ 367-5570
Power Cat Boat Rentals ...........................
Quality Star Car Rentals (Texaco) ..... 367-2979
Rainbow Boat Rentals ..................... 367-4602
Rental Wheels Scooters, Bikes, Cars 367-4643
Rich's Boat Rentals .......................... 367-2742
Sea Horse Boat Rentals ................... 367-2513
Sea Star Car Rentals ................ 367-4887
Green Turtle Cay
Bay Street Rentals + ........477-5300 365-4070
Brendals Dive Bikes & Kayak rental ...365-4411
C & D Cart Rental .................... 365-4084
D & P Cart Rental ...................... 365-4655
Donnie's Boat Rentals...................365-4119
New Plymouth Cart Rentals.. 365-4188 or 4149
Reef Boat Rentals ............................. 365-4145
Sea Side Carts & Bikes...................... 365-4147
T & A Cart Rentals.............................. 375-8055
Donna Sands Cart Rentals ............... 365-5195
Dive Guana Boats & Bikes................. 365-5178
Orchid Bay Cart rentals...................... 354-5175
Conch Pearl Boat Rentals.................. 365-6502
Island Treasures Cart Rentals ........... 365-6072
Ria-Mar Golf Cart Rentals.................. 365-6024
Waterways Boat Rental ..357-6540 & 365-6143
Cat's Paw Boat Rentals..................... 366-0380
Hope Town Cart Rentals ................... 366-0064
Island Cart Rentals ........................ 366-0448
Island Marine Boat Rentals ............... 366-0282
J R's Cart Rental ........................ 366-0361
Sea Horse Boat Rentals .................... 366-0023
T & N Cart Rentals .......................... 366-0069
Adventure on Prozac Kayak .............365-8749
Alison Car Rent ................................. 365-8193
Cash's Carts..................................... 365-8771
Claridge's Cart Rentals .................... 365-8248
Cornish Car Rentals........................... 365-8623
JIC Boat Rentals ............................... 365-8465
Triple J Car Rentals ........................... 365-8761
Abaco Adventures Kayaks ..............365-8749
Patrick Roberts .. 366-4286
Ferdinand Burrows 366-4133
Anthony Bain ......366-4107
Floyd Burrows .... 366-4175
Links Adderly ...... 366-4335
Ricky Burrows .... 366-4233
JodyAlbury ......... 375-8068
Terrance Davis.... 367-4464
Justin Sands ......367-3526
Jay Sawyer ........367-3941
David Albury .......365-6059
Tony Russell .......366-3259
Will Sawyer............. 366-2177
Marty Sawyer.......... 366-2115
Noel Lowe ...............366-2107
Junior Albury ...........366-3058
Maitland Lowe ........366-0234
Pope McKenzie .......477-5894
Orthnell Russell ......365-0125
Edward Rolle ..........365-0024
Green Turtle Cay
Ronnie Sawyer .......365-4070
Jeff Survance 365-4040
To Abaco by land and sea from Florida Take Discovery Cruise
Line (954-971-7347) from Ft. Lauderdale to Freeport Bus to McLeans Town *
Ferry to Crown Haven Bus, taxi or rental car to Green Turtle Ferry or Marsh
Harbour *Taxi to Marsh Harbour ferry dock Ferry to Hope Town, Man-0-War
or Guana Cay Its an adventure
Restaurants Services Transportation
Prices $ Low, $$ Moderate, $$$ Upper
(Based on dinner entree range)
+ Picnic tables & restroom only t Provides ride from town
Anglers.........................$$$ ....... ....367-2158
Blue M arlin .........................$ .............367-2002
Curly Tails ......................$$$ .............367-4444
G ino's.................................$ .............367-7272
Golden Grouper ...........$ .............367-2301
Island Cafe.........................$ .........367-6444
Jamie's Place.....................$ .............367-2880
Jib Room .........................$$ .............367-2700
Kentucky Fried Chicken............... ...367-2615
Mangoes ......................$$$ .............367-2366
Pinacle ............... ...... ....... ..... ........
Pop's Place........................$ .....+....367-3796
Sea Shells .........................$ ........... ..367-4460
Snack Shack .....................$.....+....367-4005
Signatire Sandw iches .......................................
W allys .......................... $$$ .............367-2074
Abaco Inn ...................$$$ .............366-0133
Cap'n Jacks .......................$ ............366-0247
Harbour's Edge............... $$.............366-0087
H T Harbour Lodge .......$$$.............366-0095
Munchies ........................... +.. ......366-0423
OnDa Beach .............................. 366-0558
Sea Spray ...................... $$ ..........366-0065
Pete's Pub.............................. ....366-3503
Cracker P's................................. 366-3139
Drop'n Dine.... .......... ........ 365-6008
Hibiscus Cafe ...........................365-6380
Island Treats Snack Bar.....................365-6501
Nippers ........................$$$ ............365-5143
Orchid Bay .....................$$$ ............265-5175
Florence's Cafe ................$
Harbour Cafe ....................$.............365-8635
Hudson's Delight ...............$............365-8648
Spinnaker Restaurant ...$$$.............365-8469
Traveller's Rest ........................... 365-8654
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 ....$$.............365-4625
Miss Emily's Restaurant.....................365-4181
New Plymouth Inn.............................. 365-4161
Pineapples .................................... 365-4226
Plymouth Rock Cafe ................... 365-4234
Rooster's Rest ................$$....... ....365-4066
Wrecking Tree Restaurant
Pete & Gays .................$$$ ............ 366-4119
Rickmon Bonefish Lodge................... 366-4477
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March 15 2010
SECT I c ON
VOLUME 18 NUMBER6 MARCH 15th, 2010
Treasure Cay dedicates CAT-scan
Imaging Centre is named after Noel and Sylvia Lister
Noel and Sylvia Lister, center, donated $300,000 if matched by the Treasure Cay community. The community raised $700,000,
enough to build an addition onto the Corbett Clinic, purchase and install the CAT-scan machine and train a technician. It is the only
CAT scan machine in the country outside of Nassau and Freeport. Attending the dedication were the Hon. Hubert Minnis, Minister
of Health, left, and the Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Hubert Ingraham, right.
By Timothy Roberts
Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Hubert In-
graham, and Minister of Health, the Hon.
Dr. Hubert Minnis, attended the dedication
of the Noel and Sylvia Lister Imaging Cen-
tre at Corbett Medical Centre in Treasure
Cay on February 26.
The imaging centre is the new wing
which was completed in December of 2007
which houses the new GE CT-Scan, the
only one outside of Nassau and Freeport,
which was installed in the spring of 2008.
The facility, which cost about $1 million,
is well equipped and can help diagnose
hundreds of problems.
Joe Calihan, Chairman of the Corbett
Capital Campaign Committee, said this
new facility contributes to the overall good
of North Abaco and its communities, not-
ing that 85 percent of Corbett Medical
Centre's patients are local people.
Mr. Ingraham said he was appreciative
and grateful to the homeowners of Trea-
sure Cay for giving the gift of this facility
to the community. He thanked Noel and
Sylvia Lister, saying it was something that
would not have happened if not for their
Mr. Ingraham also thanked the second
homeowners of Treasure Cay for their con-
tributions to the Bahamian economy. Trea-
sure Cay, he said, is the most successful
Please see Corbett Clinic Page 2
Nassau Grouper season is open
The Department of Marine Resources Nassau Grouper weighing more than three
has announced that the opening of the pounds.
Nassau Grouper season was on March 1. Those in violation will be prosecuted.
Fishermen are now permitted to harvest
Barefoot Man concert lures I
visitors and locals
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George Novak, the Barefoot Man, enjoys entertaining audiences with his calypso songs
that he composes about The Bahamas and Caribbean. Although living on the Cayman
Islands, he visits Abaco a couple of times a year and performs at Nippers on Guana
Cay. He is accompanied by the couple who call themselves Sea 'N B. His concerts
bring hundreds together for a great time of music, dancing and socializing. See story
on page 4.
Students learn about
of the Ba-
who came to
Abaco to tell
able for the
more educa- Mr. Shervin Stuart and Mr. Harrison Petty came to Aba,
tion. "We inter-school track meet. They brought nine starting bloc
are here to them for the Abaco athletes to use in track events. Show
encourage art, Administrator Whelma Colebrooke, Mr. Petty and
the kids and Edrick Poitier.
talk about the opportunities offered to In addition to bringing i
them," stated Mr. Stuart. Both men ad- athletic scholarship, Mr. S
dressed the students to explain their pres- Petty brought nine startir
ence and to motivate the students for the
upcoming event. Please see Track meet
co to attend the
ks and donated
n are Mr. Stu-
Stuart and Mr.
ng blocks and
Treasure Cay residents raised $1 million for CT scan and clinic extension
Corbett Clinic From Page 7
second home community in The Bahamas.
Dr. Minnis commended the Treasure
Cay residents and second homeowners for
creating a facility that is a real asset to the
community, saying that the Treasure Cay
community shows what community living is
all about. If their example were followed in
other places, it would make The Bahamas
and the world a better place where people
put the importance of health of their com-
munities above their individual finances.
Mr. Calihan thanked Noel and Sylvia
Lister, and said it was Noel's energy that
inspired the community to get this facility
done. Mr. Lister offered a matching grant
of $300,000 which the campaign commit-
tee had to match; however, the committee
exceeded the grant and raised $700,000.
"This facility is what we all accom-
plished," Mr. Calihan said as he thanked
the Listers and the Treasure Cay commu-
nity for their generosity. He also thanked
Jack Albury for contributing the shipping,
Floyd Sawyer for contributing in the build-
ing of the addition and special thanks was
given to Treasure Cay Limited for giving
the property to Corbett Trust.
Sylvia Lister thanked everyone, saying,
"The proven success of the imaging centre
and the clinic is all the thanks we need."
She and her husband are glad to be able
to give something back to that community
that has given so much to them.
Dr. John Shedd, Medical Director of
Corbett Medical Centre, speaking of the
CT-Scan machine said that they have al-
ready done about 168 exams and have
saved numerous lives and allayed many
fears. The machine is a four-slice scanner.
While there are many machines more ad-
vanced, they chose this one because of its
utility and lack of maintenance.
The technician can do a scan of a head
in less than five minutes and the chest and
abdomen in about 15 minutes. The ma-
chine can be used to diagnose hundreds of
different medical issues ranging from an-
eurysms to undetectable bone fractures, to
liver problems and much more. Dr. Shedd
pointed out that it has kept people from
having to go to Nassau
or West Palm Beach
unnecessarily by show-
ing negative results of
perceived medical is-
sues. The scanner can
also send the images
to a radiologist in Nas-
sau or anywhere in
the world in a matter
of minutes, helping to
make diagnosis quicker
and more convenient.
No one who goes to
Corbett Medical Cen-"
tre with an emergency
will be turned away,
said Dr. Shedd, re-
gardless of their ability
to pay. This is thanks The CT scan is a
to the generosity of the diagnosing manyI
Treasure Cay commu- save lives and wil
nity. Corbett Medical Nassau or the Sta
Centre also offers a Concierge Service in
conjunction with Jackson Memorial Hospi-
tal in Miami and Princess Margaret Hospi-
tal in Nassau, which allows timely evacu-
ations of emergency patients to necessary
Sa valuable machine to assist Dr. Shedd in
problems. Having the machine on Abaco will
1l save many patients from having to travel to
mne aeaication of ne ivoet ana aylvia Lister imaging centre tOOK place on reoruary zo
outside the Corbett Clinic with a large crowd attending. The clinic will accept anyone and
will make tests available to those who need them.
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SChris & Peggy Thompson, Proprietors
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GUANA CAY I
ouuUnu iyme $249,000
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OREEN TURTLE CAY
211 Cottage on 112 acre.
Casuarina Point 2/2
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protected private aock
US$750,000 h 15th. 2010
March 15 2010
March 15, 2010
The Abaconian Section B Page 3
New Prices New Listings Great Values
I lli NEW PRICE NEW LISTING
LUBBERS QUARTERS #4516 LUBBERS QUARTERS #3785
SUMMIT- IMPRESS YOUR GUESTS when you entertain HUMMINGBIRD COTTAGE & GARDEN COTTAGE
in this spacious, well-appointed home with 360 Two cottages with total 3 bed 2 bath, deeded
degree views.Deeded dock slip. US$690,000. dockage and beach across the street $480,000.
LUBBERS QUARTERS #4939
GETAWAY A co OCEAN CLUB Escape from it all!
Cozy I bed I bath cottagewith A/C on the water.
Community dockExtra lot available. $349,000.
LUBBERS QUARTERS #5231
LOT 4 EASTVIEW 11.181 sqfwooded lot4lots
from east side of Lubbers on the Sea ofAbaco.
Desigateddock sliptotie upto30 ftboat$870,000.
MAN-O-WAR CAY #5064
ANNE BONNY-WATERFRON 180ftofthebestharbour
in theAbacos,98ft dock 1.23 acres;360 degree views;
well-builtDown East3 bed cottage.US$ 1,500,000.
MAN-O-WAR CAY #4336
WATERFRONT LOOKOUT HOUSE Stunning views
overlookingwesternharbour2 bed I bath main house
with I bed I bath dockhouse cottage.$ 1,395,000.
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WATERFRONT-THE STOWEAWAY-GREAT ABACO
CLUB 50ft dockwith lift, meticulously appointed
sea views, also extra lot available.US$ 1,499,000.
MARSH HARBOUR #5116
WATERFRONT ST.CHARLES PLACE SUNRISE BAY
Stunning 4 bed 4 bath home with direct beach
access and private dock slip. US$2,800,000.
MARSH HARBOUR #5151
WATERFRONT THE RESIDENCES 5 star high end
3 bed 3.5 bath at the Abaco Beach Resort and
the largerst marina in the Bahamas. $1,415,000.
MARSH HARBOUR #4859
WATERFRONT GREATABACO CLUB #36
Spectacular home.pool & views.4 bed 4 bath,2.750
sq.ft.with dockage. Open to Offer. $1,599,000.
MARSH HARBOUR #5232
SEAGRAPE WATERFRONT 3 bed 3 bath
on Eastern Shores with 2 docks, boat
lifts, swimming pool. US$985,000.
MARSH HARBOUR #5155
WATERFRONT-HIDEAWAY EAST SHORE Sea to
sea,150(dock&boatliftMainhousewith I I/2bed I 1/2
bath,guest quarters with 2bed2 bath.US$1,795,000.
MARSH HARBOUR #4736
SUNRISE BAY #7 Beautiful 3 bed 3.5 bath home with
pool, dock slip, beach access. Very desirable family
neighbourhood. Gated community. $950,000.
MARSH HARBOUR #5159
SKY VIEW- BEST VIEWS IN ABACO 4 bed, 360
degree views, swimming pool, recreation room,
wrap around covered porches. $1,750,000.
MARSH HARBOUR #4989
R FANTASY -WATERFRONT GREAT CISTERN
New 4b/3b home with dockage. Gorgeous pool
with sea views. Guest Cottage. US$995,000.
MARSH HARBOUR #5162 MARSH HARBOUR #4658
WATERFRONT -SUR LA MER- EASTERN SHOREs WATERF T-GRA-ND- GREAAaCO CLUB
2 bed2bathplusbonusroom&decks.Desirable 3 bed 2 bath,add yourown finishingtouches.
neighbourhood.Steps to beach.US$950,000. Prime area with 55ft dock. US$585,000.
MARSH HARBOUR #5283
THOMPSON HOUSE 3 bed 3 bath
newly built with modern kitchen,
high end appliances, $492,000.
NEAKPUKI UlItIVNAlo~ItAKIU.UK t4914
STARULIGHT SEAFOOD BUILDING COMMERICAL
WATERFRONT with dock, easily
converted to residential. $350,000.
IILLUU LAY f3.O/
FARSIDE Make an impression with the most unique
and desirable island estate inAbaco. 5 bed 6 bath.
Hangar, dockage for 80t vessel. US$4,850,000.
TILLOO CAY #4464
A WENCH'S VIEW WATERFRONT 4 bed
4 bath immaculate retreat with 97' dock.
360 degree ocean views. S$3,500,000.
TILLOO CAY #4947
ToP-A-TILLoo OcEANVws -AFFORDABLE Where
can you get brand new construction with views for this
price? Short walkto beach & dockage.US$259,000.
George Damianos Kerry Sullivan
Broker, Owner Broker
t 242.362.4211 t 242.366.0163
TILLOO CAY #4921
REEL DRAG WATERFRONT FISHERMAN'S
PARADISE Extensive docks & boat lifts. Fabulous
newly built 4 bed 3 bath.US$1,200,000.
WINDING BAY #5126 & #5127
THE ABACO CLUB World class beach offers
total privacy behind the gates of the unique Ritz
Carlton Club US$1,500,000. $2,500,000
Laurie Schreiner Jane Patterson
Estate Agent Estate Agent
t 242.367.5046 t 242.366.0035
Stan Sawyer BillAlbury
Estate Agent EstateAgent
t242.577.0298 t 242.367.5046
TILLUO (;AY #431 7
WATERFRONT BEACHWOOD COTTAGE Enjoy
picturesque sunsets from this cozy waterfront
cottage. AND the boat's included! $365,000.
WINDING BAY #5235
THE ABACO CLUB LOT #30 Best
priced beachfront estate lot available.
Over 1.5 acres.US$1,750,000.
Lydia Bodamer Chris Albury
Estate Agent Estate Agent
t 242.367.5046 t 242.367.5046
Member of the Bahamas MLS
#4578 ABACO OCEAN CLUB Lot 17 GorgeousWaterView. $225,000. Laurie Schreiner
#4940 ABACO OCEAN CLUB Lot 18 Steps to water. $180,000. Laurie Schreiner
#4433 ABACO OCEAN CLUB Lot 46 Large waterfront lot. $298,000. Laurie Schreiner
#4193 ABACO OCEAN CLUB Lot 87 Interior lot, high elevation. $125,000. Laurie Schreiner
#4580 ABACO OCEAN CLUB Lot 107 Community dockage. $79,000. Laurie Schreiner
#3947 ABACO OCEAN CLUB Lot 143 Approximately 11.450 sq. ft. $150,000. Bill Albury
#4606 ABACO OCEAN CLUB Lot 152 NEW PRICE dockage. $119,900. Laurie Schreiner
#5049 LOT 4 EASTVIEWN I 1.181 sq.ft with designated dock slip. $165,000. Jane Patterson
#4713 NORTH END LOTS 2& 4 Beachfront $180,000 each. Laurie Schreiner
#4714 INTERIOR LOTS 14.295 sq.ft. $59,500 $62.000 each. Laurie Schreiner
#4482 Fabulous Beachfront Lot. Best Beach Location. NEW PRICE $375,000. Stan Sawyer
#4671 SeaViews, high elevation, 1/2 acre. FURTHER REDUCED $135,000. Stan Sawyer
#1836 Tilloo Beach Subdivision Hillside lots, shared dock. From $150,000. Laurie Schreiner
#3738 Tilloo Beach Subdivision Lot 10 Beachfront lot NEW PRICE $270.000. Laurie Schreiner
#4558 Tilloo Beach Subdivsion Lot 22Waterfront $335,000. Laurie Schreiner
#5128 Tilloo Beach Subdivision Lot 27 Superior elevation, shared dock. $125,000. Kerry Sullivan
#3792 OneWaterfront Acre Great elevation, room for dock. $290.000. Laurie Schreiner
#4493 GREENTURTLE CAY Leeward Yacht Club Lots & house packages. From $275,000.
#4533 GUANA CAY Dolphin Beach Estates. Lot 68 HilltopView. $180.000. BillAlbury
#5121 GUANA CAY Lot 32/32ATwo elevated lots total 23,000 sq.ft. 90 ft of waterfront with a
dock. $500,000.Jane Patterson
#5237 GUANA CAY Paradise Cove Waterfront, dock plans included. $165,000. Kerry Sullivan
#4071 BAHAMA PALM SHORES Lot 43 Good residential area. $30,000. Bill Albury
#4689 CEDAR HARBOUR NEW PRICE 2 acres, deeded water access. $55k. Lydia Bodamer
#4632 MARSH HARBOUR High Rocks waterfront lot. High elevation, views. $599k. B. Albury
#4888 TURTLE ROCKS 10 Acres Water access, good elevations. $349,000. Lydia Bodamer
#5157 TURTLE ROCKS Hill top with View access 16,969 sq. ft. $74,500. Lydia Bodamer
#4803 TREASURE CAY Choice Canalfront Lot. $280,000. Stan Sawyer
#5053 GREAT CISTERN 3B/2.5B Sea of AbacoWaterfront. $1,500/mo.
#4858 PELICAN SHORES 3B/2B with pool, sea & harbour views. $2,500/mo.
#5055 EASTERN SHORES 4B/4B with pool & shared dock. $4,000/mo.
SEE SECTION A, PAGE 3 FOR HOPE TOWN, ELBOW CAY & SEE SECTION A CENTREFOLD FOR TREASURE CAY, GREEN TURTLE CAY & GUANA CAY
Barefoot Man entertains with Caribbean calypso
By Robert Wilson
Despite the unseasonably cool tem-
peratures and the gusty winds that have
kept most everyone indoors the past few
months, hundreds of boaters, second ho-
meowners and visitors showed up for the
Barefoot Man Concert on Guana Cay on
March 5th. As it was a work day for many,
the Friday afternoon gathering attracted a
somewhat different crowd and Guana Cay
residents and businesses went out of their
way to ensure that everyone had a good
While most of the available dockage and
moorings in Settlement Harbour were tak-
en, an estimated 100 took advantage of the
ferries running from Marsh Harbour, and
another 50 or so arrived from Hope Town
aboard Froggies Out Island Adventure De-
fender. Others came by private or rental
boats from the other cays.
Fresh baked goods and coffee from the
Art Cafe awaited those desiring to warm
up, and many of those arriving early gath-
ered under the Fig Tree to commiserate
with the local residents that had gathered.
Milo Pinder offered a cordial welcome
to those stopping by his Fruit Stand, and
at Pirates Cove, Minnie II, the miniature
Great Dane, drew the attention of those
passing by sporting her bright red sweater.
Food, music and people-watching
seemed to be the order of the day. A few
brave souls made their way onto the beach-
es, but the music and the afternoon sun
kept the dance floors crowded most every-
where. At Nippers, where reportedly 50
gallons of "Frozen Nippers" and 75 cases
of beer were consumed, it appeared every-
one enjoyed being outdoors and reveling
once again to the music of the Barefoot
Commenting on the weather, George
Nowak, a.k.a. Barefoot Man, said, "It is
the first time I have been to Abaco and not
been fishing. It's been so cold and windy!
It thrills me that every-
one has made a special
effort to get here to-
A crowd in the hundreds always shows up for the Barefoot
Man's concerts. His easy style, his delightful lyrics and rhyth-
mic tunes appeal to a wide range of listeners.
Johnny Roberts ap-
peared pleased with
the crowd as t-shirts,
hats and CD's were
being grabbed to com-
memorate the visit.
According to one staff
member, a significant
amount of merchandise
scheduled for delivery
before the concert did
not arrive due to the
ing of a stowage com-
partment aboard the
Legacy as it was transiting from
Florida. This had little or no ef-
fect on the day's festivities.
The new Barefoot Man album
was on the shelves. Horses on
the Beach was inspired in part as
the songwriter "decided to get
serious for a change and write a
love song for Regina," his wife
and her horse Leonora. Chuck
and Barrier Quappe of fame
accompany George on the CD
which includes several archived
songs which were previously
only available on tape cassettes.
On the northern side of the
cay, the always popular Stone
McEwan was entertaining at
Grabbers Bar and Grill for a
crowd looking for a less than C
congested venue. Though the ne Ro
winds were brisk in Fishers Bay, Cay.
it did not deter those wanting
some good food and dancing from enjoy-
ing their Guana Cay adventure. Accord-
ing to the operators, the villa rentals had
been booked for several months in advance
of the concert, and the food and beverage
business was brisk all day.
Jimmy Albury, Manager of Orchid Bay
Resort and Marina, was similarly pleased
refoot Man, actually George Novak from the
n Islands, is shown here, right, with John-
erts, one of the owners of Nippers on Guana
with the turnout and added, "This will be a
good weekend for us, and as usual, every-
one is enjoying their stay on Guana."
An evening of dining and dancing with
the Barefoot Man was held on Saturday.
The summer series of concerts has been
scheduled at Nippers for July 23rd.
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Treasure Cay Properties Offered by Treasure Cay Specialists
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Phone: (242) 365-8538 Phone/ Fax: (242) 365-8587
1. CARLETON LANDING
Prestigious Canal Front Development offering
Carriage House units in blocks of four plus
individual cottages. Both offer docks/ boat
slips as well as golf cart or car garages.
Prices start at $680,000 + 14%
2. NEW LUXURY WATERFRONT CONDOS
"PINEAPPLE POINT RESORT" Luxury
gated community Treasure Cay's newest
waterfront development. 2 bed/ 2 bath
and 3 bed/ 3 bath condos with availability
of private boat slips. Pre-construction price
starting at $529,000 net (plus closing
costs). MUST SEE! Great investment oppor-
tunity and a great location in Treasure Cay!
3. THE COTTAGES
Now the newest oceanfront development
on Treasure Cay beach comprising 10
individual luxury units
Starting at $595,000 + 12% closing
4. BAHAMA BEACH CLUB
Luxury condominium project on Treasure
Cay Beach. 3 bed / 3 bath / Den / Lanai / on-
site pool and many other features
Starting at $907,500 Plus 14% closing
5. ROYAL POINCIANA TOWNHOUSES
On-site pool and tennis, newly completed
luxury townhouse units directly on
Treaure Cay each totalling 3 bed/4 1/2
baths plus loft bedroom/ den
Ground floor- garage, 2 bed/2 bath with
ocean front patio
First floor open concept living / dining/
kitchen plus master bedrom suite, all
ocean views with patio/ balcony
Loft bedroom/ den with ocean view
MLS $2,075,000 + 7.5% Closing
6. PALM BAY DEVELOPMENT
"Palm Bay" Unit #3 4 bed/ 31/ bath fully fur
nished Town House with garage and boat
slip with 20' beam. Located at Palm Bay
Development 2,000 +/- sq. ft.
$655,125 EXC + 7.5%
"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
EXC Exclusive listing
FGS Full gross or all-inclusive price
MLS Multiple Listing, list price plus buyer's closing
"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 / GARAf-C 1' 6" deep, 11'
8" wide UNDO sale at the low
price CONt c
MARINA VIEW VILLA
Recently completed delightful villa with great
marina view and access. Modern 2 bed/ 2
bath CBS fully furnished home, 1020 sq.
ft. plus porches and garden area. Must see to
appreciate. FGS $479,000 EXC
Unit #4 Upstairs 3 bed/2bath fully furnished,
direct beach access. Good rental investment
EXC. $334,825 + 7.5%
Townhouse condos with on- site tennis, heated
pool, office, laundry
Marina view, 2 bed/ 2 bath and unit fully
furnished- storm shutters- good rental
potential $271,500 + 7.5% closing
Marina view, 2 bed/ 1 1/2 bath fully, furnished
including garage plus vehicle. Good rental
potential. EXC $300,000 FGS
Canal front condos with on site tennis and pool
2 bed / 2 bath lower unit marina view.
Good rental income EXC $526,350
2 bed/ 2 bath lower unit with marina view.
12 ft. boat slip with 12,000 lb. lift. Never
rented. EXC $655,950 FGS
Ocean front luxury octagonal units with lagoon/
pool/waterfall. Good rental potential.
Unit #7 Two storey 2 bed/ 2 bath home.
MLS $545,000 + 7.5% closing
BAHAMA BEACH CLUB
Resale condos available in first completed project.
Ready to go. Both units never rented but definite
potential. MUST SEE PROPERTIES.
Downstairs unit 3 bed / 2 bath with den/
optional 4th bed. Completely and tastefully
furnished with many extra features including
garage and Ford Taurus $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%
OCEAN VILLA SUBDIVISION
Just Listed by Original Owner
2 bed/ 2 bath villa facing garden and pool
area. Tropical privacy hedge offers real home
atmosphere. Steps from the beach. Fully fur
nished. Many special features
EXC $368,875 + 7.5%
Second row beach c" .' cean access.
Great view. a-- ny special
features. ML CONTRA'_,. $460,000 FGS
GALLEON BAY ESTATES
"Fish Tales" unique canal front 3 bed / 3 bath
home on 2 full lots, 180' waterfront with 118'
serviced dock, deep water, great for larger
boat. MUST SEE! MLS$1,725,000 + 7.5%
LEEWARD BEACH ESTATES
"Trident"/"Turquoise Seas" You cannot be more
"on the beach" than in this special home.
Offering 3 bed / 3 1/2 bath in the main house
with detached garage / bed / bath / attic plus
storage. Vast deck oceanside with widow's
walk. WOW! MLS $1,999,000 + 7.5% closing
"Cross Winds" Split level CBS home extra large
lot across from 2 beach greenways. Private.
Master bed/ bath suite upstairs. Lower level 2
bed / 2 bath, cozy living room/ kitchen/
dining/ utility. Apartment annex 1bed/ 1
bed, living kitchen, enclosed patio. Plus! Plus!
Plus! MLS $755,000 + 7.5% closing
WINDWARD BEACH ESTATES
"Dream Point" Special CBS split level home
located on a corner lot near "The Point" with
two choices of direct beach access. Upper
level has master bedroom with ensuite bath
plus two guest 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
POTENTIAL DEVELOPMENT PROPERTY
6.667 acres on the highway between Treasure
Cay Resort and Treasure Cay airport. Running
from highway north to the sea of Abaco. 180'
on water front and 165' roadside, 1500' road
to water. Prime property that can be subdivid
ed, commercial and housing/condos or
subdivided into lots, commercial and residen
tial $833,375 FGS, EXC
VACANT LOTS AVAILABLE
Ocean front properties
Casuarina Beach/Ocean Blvd.
Sand Piper Beach
Sunrise Point Beginning at $1,250,000 FGS
Canal Front Beginning at $350,000 FGS
Rock Point Waterfront, bulkheaded
Beginning at $430,000 FGS
Golf Course / Interior
Beginning at $60,000 FGS
j~1~-~fi 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
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Mailing address: P.O. Box AB22183, Treasure Cay, Abaco, Bahamas E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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The Abaconian March 15 2010
Serenity Point holds grand opening
By Jennifer Hudson
Serenity Point, a new, private, residen-
tial community located in South Abaco
officially opened to prospective buyers
at a gala celebration on March 6. Invited
guests, which included many realtors,
business persons, local government offi-
cials, journalists and prospective buyers,
gathered on Serenity Point's incredibly
beautiful beach to enjoy a selection of re-
freshments with an island flavour and to
learn more about this new development.
On arrival, guests were driven by golf
cart along the impressive royal palm lined
drive to the highest point of the property
where they were offered a celebratory
glass of champagne. The view from this
point was already spectacular but the op-
portunity was offered to climb a lookout
which gave an even more breathtaking
view of the entire bay with its white sand
and water which deepened from a light
aquamarine to an intense azure highlighted
by the pure white spume of some gently
rolling waves. This is the view which will
be enjoyed from the second floor of the
homes to be built on the site.
A welcome to the development and an
introduction to the Nihon family was giv-
en by Gustav Hernqvist, Senior Sales and
Marketing Director for Serenity Point. He
described the Nihons, who are now devel-
oping the property which the family has
owned for over 50 years, as a creative fami-
ly, having invented the tubeless tyre and flat
glass panels which revolutionized the glass
industry in Canada. The late Alexis Nihon
O.B.E. immigrated from Liege, Belgium.
When visiting The Bahamas in 1946 he fell
in love with the islands and later discovered
the island of Great Abaco where he bought
much land. He formed a deep personal con-
nection with The Bahamas but unfortunately
passed away before being able to develop
the land. His son, Alexis Nihon II, is car-
rying out his father's vision as President of
qvist stated that
he is proud to
be a part of
the team. "We
are not scared
because of the
recession; we .-
see a it as an
foresee a great
This area is re-
ally starting to
take off," he
said. "We have
24 lots available Guests who attended the
now and Phase 2 with Alexis Nihon H as
will be opening offered light refresheme,
up very soon. This private community is
right next door to the 220-acre development
of Schooner Village which will be a self-
contained community with 50 retail estab-
lishments, a clinic and a school and will be
an excellent neighbour for Serenity Point."
Mr. Alexis Nihon II, developer and
President of Anco Lands Limited, thanked
guests for coming to the opening of Seren-
* opening of Serenity Point were able to speak
well as his architect and sales manager. They
nt along with a bar.
ity Point. He told guests of how his father
bought the land having no idea what it was
like and when, in 1996, he hired a bull-
dozer to clear the land he was amazed at
what he saw. Mr. Nihon is excited about
the growth of South Abaco. "What South
Abaco has is mind boggling," he says. He
Please see Serenity Point Page 9
Serenity Point shares the beautiful Schooner Bay beach with a new project adjoining,
Schooner Bay. Serenity Point is in the foreground with the Schooner Bay development
in the upper part of the picture. The five-mile long beach is very wide and boasts white
sand. The infrastructure in Serenity Point is nearing completion. Phase I includes 24 lots
of which seven are beachfront.
A Sandra Evans Company Tel: 242.367.0365
Abaco, Bahamas Cel: 242.577.0347
3ahama Palm Shores: Pinehurst, B33, L53, incredible value vacant lot US$12,000.
3ahama Palm Shores: Pinehurst, B32, L29, road access property US$ 15,000.
3ahama Palm Shores: Pinehurst, B45, L240, road and beach access US$15,000.
Bahama Palm Shores: 340' of pristine private beachfront US$ 39,000.
Bahama Coral Island: Cleared hillside property with well B$30,000.
Bahama Coral Island:Adjacent properties, sea views, near beach US$20,000@
Bahama Coral Island: Elevated property with power and Marls views US$25,000.
-astern Shores: Deluxe property with dockage on "The Cut" US$525,000.
reatAbaco Club: Elevation, views, accommodates 65' boat US$295,000.
3reatAbaco Club: Oversize property, sea views, dockage US$295,000.
3reatAbaco Club: Spectacular home, pool dock for 65' boat BS$1.45m
3reatAbaco Club: Sea of Abaco home plus dockage. BEST OFFER PLEASE!
3uana Cay: Hillside lot with 360 views and proposed dockage US$109,000.
-eisure Lee: Best priced waterfront home, deepwater dock, beach access US$449,000.
eisure Lee: Bulkheaded deepwater property, near beach access US$1 99,000.
'elican Shores: Luxury 4 bed/ 4 bath waterfront home BS$ I.5m
regattas of Abaco: S SOLD illtop location, rental history US$149,000.
Free Beaches:Adjacent properties near beach access, private and secure US$34,900@
Free Beaches: Hilltop lot, view, beach access US$49,000
Treasure Cay:Awesome luxury beachfront parcel with sea to sea views US$599,000.
Furtle Rocks: Unspoiled %acre property, area developing nicely US$208,500.
Bill Thorndycraft, BRI
Sandra Evans, BRI, CRB, CRS, CIPS
Beachfront Docka Condos Islands Rentals
Beachfront | Dockage | Condos | Islands | Rentals
The Schooner Bay beach is wide and inviting. The group invited for the Grand Opening
were very impressed with views. Two towers had been constructed to allow guests to see
the view from the second floor level. Alexis Nihon II of Anco Lands Ltd., is the developer
and envisions a community of high-end homes. It is adjacent to the Schooner Bay devel-
opment that will have a complete community with shops and a marina when completed.
marina restauran, beach pavilo tennis courts, pool, paved
roads and utilides. $1,675,000 NEW LISTING
The Love Shack 3 Bed, 3.5 Bath 4700 sq. ft. ocean front estate
situated on two 100' wide los. Stunning views from every room
The best value In beachfront homes in Treasure Cay! $1,600000
Sunny Side 2 Bed, 2 Bath modern home across from our world
famous Treasure Cay beach, next to green way access. $799,000
Bahama Beach Club 2024 3 Bed 2 Bath 1645 sq. ft Luxurious
fully furnished second foor condo at Treasure Cay beachfront
resort with pool bar/restaurant $950,000 NEW USTING
Palm Bay 6 Newly completed, fully furnished 4 bedroom. 3 -1/2
bath, 2 level waterfront home featuring spectacular views along
Treasure Cay Marina, 20' beam boat slip with elec. Great rental
history $809.000.00 NEW LISTING
Royal Poinciana 2513 Oceanfront 2 Bed. 2 Bath fully furnished
condo with water views from every room! $645,000
Royal Palm 2432 3 Bed 3 Bath Marina front condo with 12
wide and 24' wide boat slips. Fully furnished upper unit wih great
rental history. $595.000
Royal Palm 2301 2 Bed 2 Bath newly renovated condo with
boat slip and storage locker. $579,000
Royal Palm 2338 2 Bed. 2 Bath Condo with boat slip on
Treasure Cay World Class Marina. $575,000
Royal Palm 2337 2 Bed. 2 Bath Downstairs condo with view of
Marina. Boat slip with bonus of boat lift! 5550,000
Royal Palm 2314 2 bed, 2 bath furnished condo
overlooking Treasure Cay Marina. Boat slip and storage unit
Royal Palm 2426 3 Bed, 3 Bath upper level condo with
large 16' wide boatslip $559.000 NEW LISTING
Royal Palm 2380 2 Bed. 2 Bath lower unit on Brigantine
canal with large 16' wide boatslip. $405,000
Royal Palm 2311 2 Bed, 2 Bath Marina front condo, fully
furnished with boat slip. $425,000
Mariner's Cove 1510 Town House. 2 Bed. 1.5 Bath.
professionally decorated on beautiful marina view. $279.500
Mariner's Cove 1509 Town House. 2 Bed, (.5 Bath, direct
harbour view in desirable 1500 building Fully furnished.
includes garage. $269.000
Mariner's Cove 1106 Townhouse, 2 Bed. I Bath. end unit
with marina views. $249,500
Beach Villa 648 Recently renovated 2 Bed, 2 Bath with
newly enlarged living/dining area. $369.000
Paradise Found 2 Story. 6 Bed, 3 Bath Canalfront home on
Galleon Bay with dock and tikl hut. $578.00
Lot 8 Block 198 Brigantine canal homesite with 90 ft. of
seawall in Treasure Cay's most protected canal. Choice water
Lot 6 Block 198 Most reasonably priced protected canal front
homesite on Brigantine Bay $275,500 NEW LISTING
Lot 21, Block 200 Waterfront homesice on Galleon Bay Rd.
in Treasure Cay. Panoramic views of Sea of Abaco. Already
cleared with newly installed sea wall. $490,000
Lot 94 Block 199 19,450 sq. ft canalfront homesite already
cleared on Galleon Bay Rd with 94' of new seawall. Sea of
Abaco views. $320,000 NEW USTING
U.S. Tel: 843-278-0277
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Development offers homesites on beautiful beach
Serenity Point From Page 8
is pleased to have sold part of the land to
Orian Lindroth, who, he says, "is now
building Schooner Village right in our back
yard. The south is Abaco's future." Mr.
Nihon feels that real estate brokers are not
aware of the treasures in South Abaco. He
is proud to have his son, Alexis Nihon III,
who has a Masters Degree in Real Estate,
to be working alongside him in handling
guidelines and advertising for the develop-
ment. "He is a good partner and will one
day be replacing me," he stated.
Guests were taken on a tour and shown
plot plans of the 40-acre gated community.
They were able to view artists' renderings
of the development with some of the pro-
posed building designs and meet with one
of the pre-approved architects and interior
designers from the Chancey Design Part-
nership. Demonstrating some of the water
sports which will be available to property
owners was Daniel Therien, of kiteboard.
com from Montreal.
Mr. Tib Brown, Serenity Point's photog-
rapher from Los Angeles, landed on the
property by helicopter after having flown
around for some time taking aerial shots of
the property and its incredible beach.
One of the guests, an architect from
Nassau who owns a second home in Trea-
sure Cay, told me that he would be inter-
ested in owning a home in Serenity Point.
"The development has everything going
for it -- remoteness, being able to get away
from it all, small size of the development
and beautiful beach," he stated.
Please see Schooner Bay Page 27
Capt. Perry Thomas Janet Harding
Realtor, Office Manager Realtor
Endless Summer #508 Eastern Shores, 2 story, 4 bedrooms, 3 bath-
rooms. 210' water frontage, 80'
dock, 6' low water, 9,000 lb. boat
lift. Cypress ceiling and interior
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 equipment
needed to operate this lovely
building, has sea views, is on
Triplex in Great Cistern # 902 Two 2 bedroom I bath and one I
bedroom I bath, beautifully landscape
and furnished. Lot size 17,250 sq. ft.
Reduced Price $315,000 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. Reduced Price $395,000
Forest Drive Murphy Town Duplex #810 two 2 bd rm, 2 bth
fully furnished. New price $268,800
Murphy Town #002 three bedroom two bathroom home $172,250
Murphy Town Triplex #012 three one bedroom one bathroom apts
Marsh Harbour #790 Vacant lot with beautiful walls, huge entrance
gate with brick pavers at two entranc-
es, landscaped with sprinlder system,
fresh water from drilled well and two
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.
Dundas Town House and Duplex #786 & 784 Two 2 bed-
i b a-l- room I bath apartments and a
Home Off Forest Drive #778 3 br 2bth home on lot 90x131
ready to move in $190,400 gross
New Listing Duplex Central Pines #796 two 2
br, 2 bth apts, beauti-
fully landscaped. New
building $293,800 gross
Home off For-
est Drive, Dun-
das Town #798
3 br, 2 bth, laundry rm, tv rm, living & dinning rm, single carport
and covered front porch.
New Listing Duplex
Central Pines #914 two
2 br,lbr brand new never lived in
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
Murphy Town Apartment #004 two 2 bedroom one bathroom
Sa apts. $160,500
I na wells
Murphy Town Triplex #009
Sales Agent, 458-2949
three two bedroom one bathroom
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
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 I 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 each
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 gross
Bahama Coral Island lot size 10,330 sq ft with foundation that is
80% finished. $34,200 gross
Hillside lot wi R Dundas Town #502
$18,600 gross oN
Triplex #504, one three-bedroom two-bathroom that is 1950 sq ft on
the top floor and 2 Two-bedroom one-bath apartments on the bottom floor,
property is 90 x 100 Appraised at $ 440,000 This month sales price $434,600
New listing Large Vacant lot Central Pines
22,047 sq ft. $43,320 gross
Treasure Cay Rock Point vacant waterfront lots $406,000 gross
Treasure Cay Golf Course lot $63,250
Bahama Coral Island four lots priced at $22,800, $25,080,
New Listing Two Lots in Dundas Town Front Street
one 13,999 sq ft. Price $43,096 gross; one 13911 sq ft Price $42,845 gross
One Lot in Central Pines 11,200 sq ft Price $30,800 gross
One corner lot in Bahama Coral Island Price $26,220
New Listing Lot in Great Cistern on main road 11,237 sq ft,
perfect for a home site 81.38 feet on road and 136.53 depth $75,000 gross
Eleuthera northeast near Savannah Sound 20 acres of
waterfront and beachfront land with high elevation $1,650,000 gross
New Listing One half of a Duplex #1075 2br 2bth unit in
Freeport on Kitchener Avenue, furnished. Asking Price $88,800 gross
New Listing Duplex in Cooper's Town #1076 on main
street, 2br Ibth. Asking price $168,000 gross.
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March 15 ,2010
South Abaco News
By Lee Pinder
Our newest addition
Cherokee Sound has once again added
to "our total resident list." Tanner Leabrey
Curry, the first son of Ellen (nee Albury)
and Rich Curry was born in Freeport,
Grand Bahama, on February 10th.
Ellen, in fact, holds the distinction of
being the last baby to be born within the
settlement of Cherokee Sound with the
assistance of a mid-wife. All mothers af-
ter Ellen's either went to Nassau, Grand
Bahama or the States to have their babies
delivered in a hospital. People say they are
from Cherokee, but no one can say they
were actually born here, anyway not for a
Medical fund raiser is held
Starting at noon on February 27 a cook-
out and fund raiser was held at the W.W.
Sands Community Center in Cherokee to
help pay medical expenses for Daniel Saw-
yer, the local lay-preacher of the Assem-
blies of God Church.
The event was well attended and a big
success, in fact so much so that they ran
out of food around 3 p.m.
There is never any way of knowing for
sure just how many people will show up for
one of these dinners, and it seems that on
this occasion the crowd of people outgrew
the planned food preparations even though
they had barbecued chicken or grilled fish
dinners with all the usual sides, plus a
mountain of conch fritters, souse chicken,
conch chowder and conch salad and lots
of sweets. All seemed to be consumed in
record time. The ladies are always torn be-
tween preparing too much food that might
go to waste if the weather turns bad and
people stay away or not preparing enough
when you get a great turn-out (like we did
this time). If you came early, you were
lucky. We know it was a disappointment
to those who arrived too late to get a meal,
and we hope you will accept our simple
explanation and apologies.
The whole day was a great success and,
after all, that was our goal. The weather
was a bit windy and the sun kept going in
and out of the clouds, but the people came
and stayed and everyone had a great time.
Overall, the event cleared over $10,000
including personal donations, which will
certainly help to pay some of the doctor
bills. It looks like they are going to eventu-
ally get Obama Health Care passed in the
U.S, but here in the islands we just call
our neighbours, fix a meal and have a fund
raiser to help our friends. That's much nic-
er, don't you think? And, by the way, have
you noticed how many patients are being
cared for at the new cancer facility in Nas-
sau. We are so thankful. And, thank God,
Daniel survived his surgery.
Daniel's family wishes to thank all those
who supported the fund raiser, helped in
any way or gave money. God's love and a
little extra support from friends and neigh-
bours is sometimes all we need to make it.
A wedding is coming up
Elise Bethel and Shawn Roberts will be
married in a private residence in Sweet-
ing's Track on March 12. She is the only
daughter of Vonda and Darren Bethel of
Cherokee and Shawn is the son of Buddy
and Tiffany Robert of Man-O-War Cay.
A shower was held for the bride on Feb-
ruary 25th at the W.W. Sands Commu-
nity Center in Cherokee Sound with local
friends and family members in attendance.
Another shower was held for Elise in Man-
Elise has worked at Pinewood Nursery
for several years and Shawn is working in
construction with Kent Bethel. I have been
told that he is a young man of many tal-
ents and can do mechanical repairs on golf
carts, cars and boats as well.
The couple has purchased a little house
near her maternal grandmother in Chero-
kee and plans to make their home here. We
wish them well and hope they will be very
happy in their new home.
Committee makes plans
By Timothy Roberts
The Hole-in-the-Wall Restoration Com-
mittee met on March 4 in Crossing Rocks
to discuss matters concerning the cleaning
and restoration of the lighthouse and sur-
rounding area. They clarified the objectives
of the committee for the benefit of some of
the newer members and talked about the
commitment to restore the lighthouse and
the surrounding buildings to their original
The idea behind the clean-up and resto-
ration is to encourage communities to rec-
ognize and take ownership of historical and
natural landmarks and to take care of them
as part of our history and culture which
we can in turn share with visitors of each
The group is planning a clean-up project
for March 20 in order to clear an area at
the turn around by the lighthouse for park-
ing space and to trim the underbrush along
the final stretch of road leading up to it.
All volunteers are welcome to join in the
project and assist wherever they can.
A fund raising event was discussed and
initial plans have been made for May 29 to
support the clean-up and restoration efforts
which include an eventual rough grading
of the road to the lighthouse.
The Committee is made up of Stanley
White, Chairman; Vaughn Rolle, Co-
chairman; Steven Chea, Treasurer; and
Eva Bain, Secretary. Other groups and
persons with interest in and support for
the committee include Nancy Albury of
Antiquities, Monuments and Museums
Corporation, Dave Gale of the Bahamas
Lighthouse Preservation Society, Doug
Shepherd of the Lighthouse Restoration
Committee, Millie Dawkins of the Minis-
try of Tourism, David Knowles of the Ba-
hamas National Trust, Anita Knowles of
the Friends of the Environment, and Lee-
land Russell and Richard Cunningham of
the Port Department.
The next meeting of the committee will
be on March 25th at the J. A. Pinder Pri-
mary School in Sandy Point.
Hints for Helping
Regular tune-uos, clean filters
and proper tire pressure will
increase a car's gas mileage.
A poorly tuned engine can
consume 3 9 percent more
The Abaconian Section B Page 11
People in the News 1
Abaco has a local head
By Samantha V. Evans
Emma Dawkins, a veteran employee of
the National Insurance Board and a local
Abaconian, was promoted to the position
of acting manager of the Abaco National
Insurance offices on October 1st, 2009.
Ms. Dawkins recalled her summer job
in school in
she filled out
tion form Emma Dawkins
for employment which became effective in
September in 1984. She explained how she
worked her way up the ranks from a reg-
istration clerk to contribution clerk, then
to a cashing claims officer. She worked in
this post until 2006 when she became an
inspector. Now that she is the acting man-
ager of the office, she sees this as a big
This post is a very challenging one as
Ms. Dawkins is responsible for 16 em-
ployees in Marsh Harbour and Cooper's
Town combined. Her main goal is to see
the offices improve customer service and
for them to be more customer friendly. She
would like for them to educate locals about
the many benefits offered by National In-
surance. When they make these changes,
she believes that it will change the way
the public views National Insurance. She
looks forward to her offices responding
more quickly to claims as this is a step in
the right direction. She further hopes that
since she is the first local to rise to the po-
sition of management on Abaco that this,
too, will make a difference to the Abaco
community. So far, she has had only posi-
tive things said about what they are doing
and she expects this to continue.
Ms. Dawkins is extremely excited about
the new government complex that the Na-
* NEW LISTING 2 bedroom, 212 bath, living/
kitcchen/ lounge area, has shared dock
located next to a resort and dive shop.
* Sea-to-Sea 16,620 s.f. lot with a beach &
brand new dock in beautiful Green Turtle
Cay. The property features a boat cottage
complete with kitchen, bath and living
area.The private beach on the Sea of Abaco
offers great swimming and sunbathing.
* Leisure Lee beachfront lot with
breathtaking views of the Sea of Abaco.This
is a gated community featuring some very
fine homes and canals. Offered at $360,000
* Harbour View Estates Two bed, two bath
cottage featuring a shared dock and boat
ramp. Central A/C, water maker, Coquina
tiles throughout. Offered at $417,000
* Lot #3 North End Coco Bay beautiful
beachfront lot with 97' of gorgeous
beachfront and 560' deep. Lot is elevated
to give spectacular views of the Atlantic
* Three magnificentadjoining beachfront
lots situated on the Atlantic side of the
island. Each lot features 100' of the most
attractive beach on the island and are
tional Insurance Board will be building as
it will give them and many others a new
home. They have been in this small build-
ing in Marsh Harbour for over 30 years
and have long outgrown the space. They
are in desperate need of more space so
that staff can work more comfortably and
so hopefully more staff can be hired. She
looks forward to the office having adequate
parking for clients.
This office has a number of policies that
they are working to enforce one of which is
to ensure that businesses pay National In-
surance payment for their employees. Ms.
Dawkins stated that they have a big prob-
lem with getting contractors in particular to
pay. In numerous cases foreign contractors
who have hired Bahamian workers leave
the country without making payments for
Finally, Ms. Dawkins would like self-
employed persons to realize that they, too,
have to pay National Insurance for em-
ployees and for themselves. This is true
for fishermen, taxi drivers and other such
persons. National Insurance has many ben-
efits but in order to benefit from them,
employees must have made adequate con-
The short term benefits offered are sick-
ness, maternity, industrial (injury) medi-
cal, funeral benefit, unemployment benefit
and now the national drug plan. Long term
benefits include invalidity assistance, old
age pension and survivor's assistance. Ms.
Dawkins encourages all persons to come
into the office to find out more about those
benefits that most concern them. She stat-
ed that too many persons are not aware of
serves two Abaco cays
By Samantha V. Evans
Maxine Duncombe is the newest Ad-
ministrator to be assigned to the Abaco
District. She has already been given a very
compact task to serving as the Administra-
tor for Green Turtle Cay and Great Guana
Cay since resuming this post on October
22, 2009. Ms. Duncombe is a native Aba-
conian hailing from Cooper's Town and
R| E; A1: L E -T Ti
roughly V2 acre in size. Offered at $300,000
* Beachfront Key West style house in the
heart of the historic storybook village of
New Plymouth. This home is completely
furnished and consists of a living-dining
room, kitchen and master bedroom on the
main level and a one-bedroom apartment
on the lower. Granite kitchen counter tops,
hardwood flooring are just a few of the
features of this quaint home. $440,000
* Vacant building lots in Coco Sound
Tract, starting at $47,500
* Island Reach Hillside lots and waterfront
lots starting at $120,000
* Tradewinds luxury 4 bedroom 4.5 bath
waterfront home perched on 5 acres and
one of the highest points on the island.
This "show stopper"features every amenity
you can imagine including an infinity
swimming pool, Tiki bar, hot tub, Coquina
floors, granite counter tops, commercial
cooking range, onyx bar top and a pool
table/game room. Reduced to $2,900,000
* Indigo House three bedroom, three bath
with pool and dock. SOLD
* Blake House Three bedroom, three bath
waterfront with pool and dock. UNDER
as a case
aide and moved up the ranks from there.
She began in Cooper's Town where she
worked for a year. She then took a three-
year break to begin her academic career
at The College of The Bahamas where she
earned an Associates of Arts Degree in
Social Work. She was then transferred to
Marsh Harbour where she took responsi-
bility for Central and South Abaco. Back
then, she explained, things were hard as it
took hours to drive from Central to Sandy
Point due to horrible roads.
Ms. Duncombe worked as a welfare of-
ficer on Abaco for 10 years and over that
time she watched the area grow. She can
recall the days when many males got mixed
up in deviant activities that resulted in their
having to be brought before the courts.
During that time she also had to deal with
social issues such as abuse and custody
cases. She left Abaco in 1997 to pursue
her Master's Degree in Canada where she
spent four years. Upon completion she was
given responsibility for the Child Protec-
tion Unit in Nassau. This was a high paced
area as she dealt with hard core child abuse
matters such as neglect, abandonment is-
sues and provided placement for children
the court took from parents.
Later she spent five years on Eleuthera
as a senior officer and, since the island was
short staffed, she was involved in admin-
istrative and case work including assess-
ment of harm, risk assessment, providing
intervention, working with the courts on
juvenile and civil matters and removing
children from homes as needed. Under her
guidance and leadership, the Celebrate Re-
covery Center was built. This Center came
about because of the need to have a place-
ment house for kids. This effort was fully
supported by the department of Social Ser-
vices. She served on the Board of Directors
and the fund raising committee. The center
now caters to needs of problem youth and
provides counseling for at risk youth, alco-
holics, and kids with behavioral problems.
The persons who work in the center were
trained by professionals from Nassau. To-
day, the center continues to evolve to meet
the needs of the community.
After 24 years of doing a job she loves,
the opportunity presented itself for her to
become an Administrator. Before being
placed on Abaco, she spent a short time on
Mangrove Cay. She is happy to be home
after 13 years. Ms. Duncombe has made
a great contribution to Social Services and
now she is prepared to serve at a higher
level. She is disciplined and has built her
life around her career. She has not found
it easy working in her community but re-
alizes that as a leader, she must set good
examples for them to follow.
Her responsibility to Green Turtle Cay
is her priority. She is working with the
Council to assist with their plans includ-
ing a few capital projects. This is a very
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Phone: 242-365- 85 0 0 Fax:242-365-850 1
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People From Page 77
industrious cay and well developed. She
is now assisting them to get good running
water. Additionally, she plans to facilitate
revenue collection on the cay.
She travels to Guana Cay once a week.
Healthcare and security are needed on the
island so she will be working on both,
along with facilitating revenue collection.
Ms. Duncombe hopes to get the assistance
of Central Government for these needs.
She has had some challenges but sees
challenge as a good thing that can be over-
come. The community of Abaco can look
for more dynamic things to come from
Green Turtle and Great Guana Cay under
Abaconian hosts film
maker from England
By Jennifer Hudson
Marvin Russell, an art teacher at Wes-
ley College, has just completed two busy
weeks hosting a young film-maker from
England as part of the Ministry of Tour-
ism's 14 day nationwide film challenge.
Marvin was selected following a screening
process to find a person with the necessary
character and enthusiasm to show Abaco
at its best. Doonal Coonan, a 28-year-old
amateur film-maker from London, was one
of 14 film-makers selected in England to
film 14 islands of The Bahamas in 14 days.
Doonal's island of choice was Abaco since
he had done research online and liked the
diversity of the mainland and all its cays.
The competition for one of the 14 places
was fierce with over 145 semifinalists.
Prior to Doonal's arrival, Marvin Rus-
sell did a lot of research in order to enable
the film-maker to cover as much ground as
possible, and he was granted a two week
leave of absence from school since his
principal appreciated the enormous impor-
tance this project held for the Ministry of
Tourism and the country. Places of interest
all the way from Crown Haven to Hole-in-
the-Wall were covered such as the Indian
Hill Caves near Wood Cay, many other
cave systems, Blue Holes and the wild
horses. The beauty of the sea both above
and below was captured during scuba div-
ing trips with Brendal's Dive Centre and
several sailing excursions.
The bad weather we were experiencing
during his trip here meant that the film-
maker was unable to get the aerial shots he
wanted. Making up for this, though, was
the fact that of the 14 film-makers, Doonal
was the only one who got to meet Prime
Minister Hubert Ingraham, who was at-
tending an event at Green Turtle Cay.
Doonal was excited and proud that the
Prime Minister agreed to star in his film.
While on Green Turtle Cay Doonal met
with Kevin McIntosh, leader of the Gully
Roosters Band, and as a result, a Gully
Rooster's song will be featured in the film
which will be in the form of a music video.
According to host, Mr. Russell, Mr.
Coonan enjoyed his visit to Abaco very
much and found it a life changing experi-
ence. He had a rather reserved character
having come from London where people
are hesitant to speak to strangers, so he
was totally amazed at the friendliness and
openness of Abaconians and at the fact that
they would "hail" him not even knowing
him. He enjoyed the diversity of the island
and also its culture. He experienced the ex-
citement of pasting junkanoo costumes in
the shack as his host, Marvin, rushes with
the Spring City Rockers and was work-
ing on his costume. He learned Bahamian
dances. His discovery and love of Baha-
mian food caused him to gain 10 pounds in
weight. Another unique experience for him
was a camping trip. Coming from the city
he had never before experienced lying on
his back and looking at the stars in a clear
Despite a very tight budget, Mr. Rus-
sell managed to give the young film-maker
a wide diversity of experiences by doing
a lot of social networking. He was very
grateful for the assistance given so willing-
ly and generously by so many people. Mr.
Russell is himself an amateur film-maker,
having started the film company Pirates
Republic with his cousin, Zyandric Jones
in Dundas Town. So he formed quite a
bond with the young film-maker from Eng-
land. Doonal Coonan is looking forward to
one day returning to Abaco.
All 14 films have been entered into a
competition back in London, and it will be
exciting if Doonal's Film of Abaco wins.
The film will be available for viewing on
the UK Ministry of Tourism's Website
www.bahamas.co.uk and will also be fea-
tured at The Bahamas Film Festival.
Softball jamboree, cook-
out in aid of Andrew Pinder
An afternoon of fun and food was held
on February 20 at New Vision Ministries'
ballfield in support of Andrew Pinder,
12-year-old son of Loretta and Harrison
Pinder, who was found to have lymphoma
in December of 2009.
Family and friends arranged meals of
chili and conch chowder as well as the
usual hamburgers and hotdogs along with
Please see People Page 21
A softball game at the fund raising for Andrew Pinder attracted players of all ages. The
funds will go toward the medical expenses of 12-year-old Andrew Pinder, who was diag-
nosed with lymphoma.
March 15, 2010
Section B Page 13
Yellow Wood -
Cherokee SoundT .
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath
-.1062 s.f Residence.
0.565 Acre 24,621 s.f
Fully Furnished &
Fair Winds" Equipped.
#CSH1145 $259,000. "Marina Villa #4"
Hope Town -
0.049 Acre 2,140 s.f
3 Bedroom, 1 Bath
1,700 s.f Residence
Views of Lighthouse
from upstairs loft
Central Town location
"HTH1146- S630,000. "Casa Cielo"
Great Guana Cay
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bath
-1,760 s.f Residence
Covered & Open Decks
160' of Ocean Beach
Fabulous Ocean Views
-Additional Land Available
Prince'sBoat Slip Available
GREAT GUANA CAY
* "SEA-TO-BAY" 11.5 Acres 1,198' of Waterfontage Over 500' of
Protected Boat Basin Frontage Superb Building Sites Good elevation -
Fabulous Views Perfect for development or Elegant Private Estate.
* "PRINCE'S TRUST" Estate 12.5 Acres 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths -
1,760 s.f Residence Covered and open decks 593' of Ocean Beach -
664' on Sea of Abaco Fabulous Views Private Boat Basin.
* "PRINCE'S TRUSTRESIDENCE" 1.5 Acres 160' of Atlantic
beachfront 1,760 s.f Residence 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath 1,026 s.f of covered
verandah on north and east sides 84 s.f covered porch in the sw corer
- 1,012 s.f of open decks on nw comer. #GGH1129 $1,975,000.
Great Guana Cay
5,000 s.f. 0.114 Acre
960 s.f. Cottage
2 Bedroom, 2.5 Baths
Guana Seaside Village
Near Atlantic Beach
"Sandcastle" #GGH1011- $340,000.
Green Turtle Cay
- 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths.
1,455 s.f Luxury Villa
Covered Screen Porch
Golf Cart Garage
Deeded Dock Boat Lift
SComplete Renovation 07'
#GTH1098 $750,000. Buttonwood
Green Turtle Cay
-50 % Shared ownership
2 Bedroom, 2 Bath
1,355 s.f. of Residence
Covered Screened Porches
Land- 0.54 Acre
-253.06 of water-frontage
Two Docks 36' 170
56,000 gallon cistern
Generator House tool shed
50 KW diesel Generator
GTH1137- $625,000. "Coonut Gr
Green Turtle Cay
12,091 s.f- 0.277 Acres
-4,544 s.f. under roof-
2,500 s.f under air -
2,044 s.f. Screened Porch
4 Bedroom, 3.5 Baths
near New Plymouth
#GTH1128- $695,000. "HarbourLigl
Green Turtle Cay
- 5 Bedrooms, 4 Baths
4,977 s.f Residence
S35 Acres Sea-to-Sea
130' Ocean Beachfront
- 200' on Coco Bay
SPrivate Dock on Coco Bay
- 600 GPD -Watermaker
#GTH1097 Four Possible Sale
Options From: $462,000 for
1 acre w/dock lie.on Coco Bay. r
to $2,300,000 for entire Estate vely Hi
* "SAILOR'S REST"- Dickie's Cay- 768 s.f Residence- 3 bedroom,
1 Bath 710 s.f of open and covered decks 224 s.f 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath Guest
House- 84 s.f deck .365 Acre Sea to Sea 260' waterfront private dock.
Built in 60's by William H. Albury #MWH1144 NEW $775,000.
* "VIKING" Dickie's Cay 5 Bedrooms, 3 1/2 Baths. 3,360 s.f.
Residence 1,200 s.f Covered Deck 0.84 Acres Sea-to-Sea Private 136'
Dock Auxiliary Generator #MWH1001 $1,995,000.
* "FRESH WIND LANDING" -Dickie's Cay 3 Bedrooms, 3 1/2 Baths -
2,460 s.f Residence 1,400 s.f Porches-Decks 1 Bed, 1 bath Snore Box -
7,500 s.f Land Private 93' Dock. 40 KW Aux. Generator Superb Harbour
* "SUNSPLASH" 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths 1,921 s.f Residence.- 2
Bedroom, 1 Bath 400 s.f Guest Cabin 172' Ocean Beach Front
- 1.189 Acres Beautifully Landscaped Semi-Private Dock- Fabulous
Views- #MWH1019 NEWPRICE- $840,000.
"BERKLEY'S BLUFF" White Sound Oceanfront Building Site
31,000 sq.ft. 0.7116 Acre 100' of Ocean Frontage 275' in Depth
Natural sub-tropical vegetation Great elevation for spectacular views
Great Guana Cay
GREAT GUANA CAY
S-2.2 Acres -
100' Atlantic Beach
100' Sea of Abaco
frontage to build dock
Fabulous Ocean Views
Additional Land Available
(Crawl Bight #GGV1143 $895,000.
S"Crawl Bight" Sea to Sea building site -Two offerings 1. 95,832
s.f.-2.2 Acre, 100' Atlantic, 100' Sea of Abaco. 2. 321,690 s.f. 7.385
Acre 300' of Atlantic beach frontage, 300' of Sea of Abaco frontage-Newly
built dock great family estate #GGV1143 $895,000. 2,250,000.
"WIND N' SEA" Fabulous waterfront building site Two parcels
containing a total of 69,197 s.f 1.588 Acres 241' of Sea of Abaco
Frontage great elevations to 42' above sea level -#GGV 1112-$850,000
* "AERIE" Parcel # 58 Orchid Bay 174,775 s.f 4.012 Acres -
Orchid Bay amenities.- One of the Highest Points in Orchid Bay -
Fabulous Panoramic Views. #GGV1077 -NEW PRICE $700,000.
* PARCEL"B" at PRINCE'S TRUST- Fabulous Waterfront
Building Site 242' Southwest Sea of Abaco Frontage 43,803 sq.ft..
- 1.0055 Acres Great Sea ofAbaco Views Beach Access Boat Slips
Available- GGV1131 NEW $685,000.
* PARCEL"C" at PRINCE'S TRUST- Fabulous Waterfront
Building Site 204' Southwest Sea ofAbaco Frontage 54,360 sq.ft..
- 1.2480 Acres Great Sea of Abaco Views Beach Access Boat Slips
Available GGV1132 NEW $685,000
* "BLACK JACK'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 -GGV1147 NEW $667,000.
GREAT GUANA CAY
"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 $545,000.
"SEAVIEW" Dolphin Beach Estates 136' prime waterfront -
0.557 Acres Containing 24,292 s.f- Shared dock access
Superb elevation Fabulous Views of Delia's Cay and the Sea of Abaco.
8' depth at MLW at shoreline. A private dock can be built on the property.
GGV1118 NEW 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 Half
Acre Building Site 25,465 sq.ft. 0.5846 Acre 204.84' NE Road
Frontage 176' SW Boundary 133' NW Road Boundary 178' -
SE Boundary Fabulous Sea of Abaco Views Beach Access Boat Slips
Available- #GGV1130 NEW $345,000.
"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. #GGV1138 NEW $199,000.
GREEN TURTLE CAY
"CONCHED OUT" 30,361 s.f. 0.697 Acre 125' of Atlantic
Beach frontage 12' Elevations Beautiful Ocean Views Very Private
Area Additional Acreage available. #GTV1008 $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.
#GTV1121 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. #GTV1122 NEW $325,000.
"MADEIRA HILL" 65,208 s.f 1.497 Acre DockAccess -
Beach Access Good Elevation. #GTV1009 $395,000.
"COCO BAYBREEZE" -- Two Prime Building Sites -.2699 Acre
.2255 Acre Dock Access Beach Access. #GTV1007 $47,500. -Lot
"CASUARINA" 8,126 s.f 0.1865 Acre Corner lot Prime building
site Central location Short walk to Bita Bay Beach Snorkel right off shore
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
Fully Furnished &
2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths
1,030 s.f Residence -
1,290 sf Covered Deck
82' Ocean Frontage
Superb Ocean Views
3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths
1,560 s.f. Residence.
1,040 s.f. Verandahs
Land 1.824 Acres
Entire S.E. Point of
2 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths.
1,220 s.f Residence.
3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath3
532 s.f. Guest House
32,571 s.f. 0.74 Acre
165' Ocean Beach Front
0.975 Acres -
100' Ocean Beachfront
127' Creek front
3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths
1,336 s.. Residence
88' dock, 35' T
- 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths.
- 2,664 s.f Residence.
- 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath.
-838 s.f. Guest House
- Land Sea-to-Sea
43,800 s.f 1.1 Acres
-98' Ocean Beach Front
- Private Dock On Creek
- Fabulous Views
- 0.874 Acres
- 1,900 s.f of Residence
- 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath
- Open floor plan
- dock slip in
-145.70' Sea ofAbaco
- Fabulous Views
"BOUNTIFULLY BLESSED" 2 Bedroom, 1.5 Bath 800 s.f
residence 3.75 Acre, sea to sea 109' offrontage on Sea ofAbaco 106' on
Atlantic Boat basin with lift 170' of dock- Swimmig Pool Approved plans
for 3/2 New England cottage #TLH1086 -NEWPRICE $1,350,000.
* "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 ofAbaco frontage Concrete Sewall on Sea of Abaco -
103' x 6' private dock on Man-O-War harbour Fabulous Sea of Abaco
views. #MWV1082 NEW PRICE $325,000.
GREATABACO CLUB Parcels # 6A and# 7A # 6A-
9,243 sq.ft. # 7A 13,845 sq.ft Private Dockage Great Sea of Abaco
Views. #6A-#MHV1102 $970,000. # 7A-#MHV1103 $1,455,000.
#6A & #7A $2,182,000.
GREAT ABACO CLUB Parcels # 48 and # 49
# 48 7,548 sq.ft. # 49 7,117 sq.ft 50' of Boat Basin Frontage.
-Semi-Private Docks Ridge Parcels Good Elevation.
#48-#MHV1100 $667,000. #49-#MHV1101 $667,000.
*"141 Hillside Developer Parcels" Over 1/2 Acre with beach
access. Aircraft Landing Rights and Boat Slips available
NEW LISTING #SC1140 Priced from:$170,000 $438,000
'"Block Q Parcel # 1" 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.
#SCV1117 NEW LISTING $485,000.
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Page 14 Section B TheAbaconian
March 15 ,2010
School News 1
Italian night at Forest
By Mirella Santillo
Italian Night, one of the yearly fund
raising functions at Forest Heights Acad-
emy, turned out to be a great success. In
spite of the chilly weather, the idea of im-
mersing themselves for one evening in an-
other culture brought parents, students and
community members to the high school on
February 26th. The organizers mentioned
that over 150 dinners were sold that night.
The colors of the Italian flag, red, white
and green, could be found as a recurring
theme throughout the dining veranda. The
decorations made it look like professional
As people sat down they were served
by students, most of them twelve graders
belonging to the Interact Club. Principal
Italian Night at Forest Heights Academy raise
for the PTA. Parents, staff and friends had
James Richard and some of the teach-
ers greeted the guests and made sure they
were satisfied while the rest of the teachers
worked in the kitchen. The fare consisted
of a choice between either meat or spinach
lasagna or linguine, accompanied by salad
and garlic bread. To top off the meal, there
was a choice of Tiramisu, cheese cake and
various baked goods. The food had been
cooked by parents who volunteered as
helpers during the event.
Good food was not the only entertain-
ment that evening. It was complemented
by several games and a raffle. The guests
could unscramble the Italian words they
recognized or guess who were the famous
Italian entertainment characters whose fac-
es were projected on a screen.
A version of musical chairs had students
and adults looking for the clued items be-
fore their seats were taken away. Finally,
after the raffle which ended the function,
10 lucky people went home
happy. A huge drum which
contained the tickets. As tickets
were drawn, Mr. Richard called
the winners who received prizes
ranging from a digital camera to
a Wii video game console, from
a cellular phone to a MacBook
computer and more.
By Samantha V. Evans
The grade five class of Cen-
tral Abaco Primary School vis-
ited SNK Organic Farm owned
ed fus and operated by Pastor Stephen
a very Knowles on February 9th. The
80-plus students had a wonderful experi-
ence on the farm as they learned about
germination and the importance of grow-
ing food organically without pesticides
and other chemicals. They learned how to
make natural fertilizer out of items such
as cardboard. The peels of onions and
potatoes are other items they discard on a
regular basis. Each student got a chance
to plant a red onion or tomato while at the
farm. After this short lesson, they went to
another area of the farm where they were
able to see all of the animals. Some of the
animals seen were raccoons, a donkey
named Eeyore, sheep, pigs, rabbits, hens
and ducks. While on the tour, they learned
about each of the animals, how to feed
them and take proper care of them. At the
end of the tour, the ducks put on a show
for the students which was a lot of fun.
The more the students clapped, the more
the ducks performed. To commemorate
their visit, the students took a picture with
the donkey Eeyore.
Please see School Page 15
District holds Grade Three Spelling Bee
24th the grade
Bee was held
at St. Andrews
took part in
this event, 16
of whom were
ment and pri
on the island,
resulting in an
overly packed hall. At the end of the competition, two boys and one girl battled for the
winning spot but after intense spelling, the winner was Oyindamola Omotosha from J.A.
Pinder School in Sandy Point. In second place was Durene Etienne of Long Bay School
and third place was Christina Hield of Long Bay School. All participants received cer-
tificates and the top three students along with the winning school received a trophy. The
winners are shown with District Superintendent Lenora Black.
The Abaconian Section B Page 15
More School News
School From Page 14
Central Abaco Primary
School holds Sports Day
By Samantha V. Evans
Central Abaco Primary School had three
days of sports beginning Tuesday February
15th and ending Thursday February 17th
at the Murphy Town Field. On the first
day, the lower primary students had their
field events at the school and the teachers
took part in a few activities like running
and tug-a-war. On Wednesday, the field
events were held and even though it was
a windy day, the students still performed
as companions. The final day of sports
was when all of the teachers, parents and
other students were at the track to cheer on
their team mates. The students took part
in all races on this day and at the end of
the day, one of the four houses was de-
clared the winner. In fourth place with 609
points was Flamingo house, in third place
aim~~" M 5
with 651 points was Yellow Elder house,
in third place with 708 points was Grouper
house and the winner for the first time in a
long time with 813 points was the mighty
High school seniors
get work experience
By Samantha V. Evans
Beginning on February 22 and ending
on February 26, the grade 12 students of
Abaco Central High School went to at vari-
ous business establishments to give the stu-
dents one week of work experience in an
area of interest to them. The students were
placed at businesses such as the Ministry
of Education, Banks, Ministry of Works,
Central Abaco Primary School, Batelco
and other offices. While there, the students
were assessed on personal appearance,
personality, punctuality, work attitude and
general behavior, performance and pro-
ductivity. The students were given rules to
follow to guard their behavior as they were
posted at their site. At the end of the week
period, an evaluation form was filled out
by the site supervisor and returned to Aba-
co Central High School. At the end of this
experience, some students realized that
they will enjoy the career are they selected
while others realized that they did not want
to pursue this career any longer. The expe-
rience was life changing for these seniors
who are months away from beginning the
next stage of their lives whether it be in
pursuit of a college degree or employment.
21 Abaco boys attend
forum in Freeport
By Samantha V. Evans
On February 16th a team of 21 boys
from Abaco along with Superintendent Le-
nora Black and other chaperones went to
Freeport for an all male program held at St
George's Gym. The main speaker was Du-
erre Thomas who spoke to the boys about
what they should do to make their lives a
success when they grow up. He told them
to pick friends wisely, ensure that they do
all of their school work, be respectful, fol-
low the commandments of God and to be
Please see School Page 16
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Grade five students of Central Abaco Primary School learned a great deal about farm-
ing when they visited the farm of Rev. Stephen Knowles. Rev Knowles grows a variety of
vegetable crops as well as having a many types of animals.
/1 "The Future of Abaco
Lobsters is in Your Hands"
A photo essay is a collection of images instead of words. It is a
great way to express emotion to others so they understand the
feeling you are trying to convey.
All entries must be submitted in digital format to Friends of the
Environment's Office located at Conservation Lane in
Marsh Harbour or by email to:
Winners will be announced at FRIENDS Earth Day
Science Fair on April 23, 2010.
In cooperation with:
FRIENDS of the ENVIRONMENT
Until 7 P.M.
finger Sunday Thursday
lickin' Until 11 P.M.
good Friday and Saturday
Chicken Fish Sandwiches Sides Milkshakes Soft Serve
Abaco Shopping Center Marsh Harbour 367-2615
We do chicken right! ,,,5
***Exciting opportunity! New Deadline: April 16, 2010***
... Theme: The Future of Abaco Lobsters is in
Winners will be announced
on April 23rd at Earth Day
C Entry Form
O Please complete this form and submit it to Friends of the Environment's office in Marsh
Harbour along with your photo essay by April 16,2010.
4- Format: Photos must be original photography taken by the entrant. Must be submitted in digital
format as well as printed format. Can be a slide show, PDF document or Word document.
4.D Pictures can be emailed to dmaveock(afiriendsoftheenvironment.org or dropped off at
FRIENDS office in Marsh Harbour in a sealed envelope addressed "Photo Essay Competition".
Image can be a single image or a collage of images, but all images that led to the creation of a
single image should be submitted.
Judging criteria will be based on originality, relevance to theme, story telling ability and
technical quality. All pictures become the property of Friends of the Environment and will not
be returned after the competition.
Junior: Ages 14-16
Senior: Ages 17-19
1st Place: Gold Crawfish Charm
2nd Place: Gold Jewellery
3rd Place: Digital Camera
Date of Birth:
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These are a few of the 21 boys who traveled to Freeport to attend a forum. They attend
Central Abaco Primary School and are shown with their teacher, Kayla Wallace.
School From Page 15
obedient to the adults in their lives. He fur-
ther spoke to them about the value of hard
work, honesty being the best policy, and
being an individual of great significance.
A school banner parade was held at
which time all of the schools represented
held their flags high. The students took
part in group discussions and had a chance
to win prizes. One of the boys from Cen-
tral Abaco Primary School, Steven Jones,
won two prizes. He is a grade five student
of Central Abaco Primary School. All of
the boys received a medal of excellence at
students safety tips
By Samantha V. Evans
On March 5th Sgt. Rachel Metelus
spoke to the students in grades 4, 5, and
6 at Central Abaco Primary School about
keeping themselves safe and behaving ap-
propriately. She has been visiting all Abaco
schools to speak to all kids about the same
topics. She expects to visit schools on a
regular basis to ensure that the students are
behaving appropriately. She told the kids
that when they bully other kids and talk out
of turn, they are exhibiting bad behavior.
Sgt. Metelus gave the students 11 safe-
ty tips to follow so that they can be safe.
Some of the tips were about fire safety.
She gave the children examples of criminal
The month of February was observed
as parent month in the Abaco district and
on February 25th a parent workshop was
held at the Department of Education office
with the theme Parents Empowered for
Parenting. Parents from public and private
school PTA's attended. The session was
led by Sandy Edwards, Education Officer
for Family Life. The parents took part in a
lot of hands-on fun activities, group discus-
sions and case scenarios related to parent-
ing after which time they learned some key
facts about parenting.
This seminar was important as parenting
seems to be evolving into something that is
not very pleasant as too many children are
raising themselves. Parenting is the pro-
cess of raising and educating a child from
birth until adulthood.
Mrs. Edwards gave parents some ma-
jor tips to share with the parents at their
schools to help them become better parents.
She told them that since no child is born
with an instruction manual, it is important
that they learn how to raise their children
properly. When they learn this, they must
remain consistent and model good behavior
that they want their children to have. They
must ensure that the home environment is a
happy one so that the children can flourish.
Too many times, she stated, parents do
not spend quality time with their children.
They should plan an activity that they do
with their kids on a regular basis. Children
need motivation and praise which fuels
them to be at their best at all times. Parents
should find innovative ways to keep the
home environment fun and interesting so
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abuse matters that her department handles. the other private schools with 224 points, mentioned Charo Williams, who won the
School From Page 16 She told the parents to be more vigilant in followed by St. Francis with 134 points long jump in the under 17 age group and
that the children will not be afraid to dream their approach to parenting as all parents and Agape Christian with 114. Long Bay placed first in the 100m. Charo placed
and explore. Finally, Mrs. Edwards told do not take their role as parents seriously. School, which entered only five students, third in the national competition last year
them to love their kids, set boundaries, get The parents had a very informative ses- finished last with 21 points, and will be competing in Nassau again this
to know what they like to do and eat, and sion and at the end of it were equipped with Some names recurred throughout the month.
when necessary help the children change much new knowledge to share with other competition: Rosenika Charles from S.C. Another promising athlete from S.C.
wrong behavior and learn new ones. parents at their various schools. Bootle, who place second in the 1500m Bootle is Jacob McIntosh, who gathered
After this, Samantha Evans, Guid- S.C. Bootle wins and won the 3000m, Junique Rolle, also two gold medals in the under 17 age cat-
ance Counselor at Central Abaco Primary from S.C. Bootle who won the 1500m and egory for winning the 1500m and the
School, spoke to the parents about some of inter-school track meet place second in the 3000m, both in the un- 3000m.
the challenges being faced in the schools By Mirell ntillo der 15 category; Rocky Jean Louis from The Abaco athletes will be traveling to
today by counselors. Even though learning Six schools participated in the annual in- S.C. Bootle placed first in the 1500m and Nassau for the nationals the second week
takes place at school, many other things ter-school track races and field competition 2nd in the 400m in the boys under 15 cat- of March. Nine girls and nine boys from
are learned as children bring bad habits for high school students held at the Mur- egory. S.C. Bootle will attend including 12-year-
to school that they expose other children phy Town Park on February 25 and 26. From Abaco Central Shane Jones lived old Junique Rolle. Approximately the same
to. With the development of technology, Athletes from Abaco Central High School, up to his coaches' expectations by winning number of students from Abaco Central
many doors have been opened for expo- S.C. Bootle High School, Forest Heights the 100m in the under 20 category. He will participate in the nationals.
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I North Abaco News
British television channel
films sedding on Abaco
The weather was perfect, the beautiful
Bahamian sunshine sparkled on the tur-
quoise water and the scene could not have
made a more ideal advertisement for The
Bahamas. That scene will be seen by mil-
lions of viewers around the world on Sky
Television advertising Abaco as a wedding
destination. A crew of two cameramen,
two presenters and the Programme Direc-
tor were here earlier in the year filming for
the specialist wedding channel Wedding
TV. This channel, which won an award as
the Best Specialist Channel in 2008, spe-
cialises in all things connected with plan-
ning a wedding and shows programmes on
actual weddings, honeymoon destinations,
wedding dresses and receptions.
The Bahama Beach Club, which is a
very popular location for weddings on
Abaco, was selected by the Abaco Minis-
try of Tourism as the location for a mock
wedding to be filmed. Ms. Kristi Wong of
Moments Bahamas, who is a certified wed-
ding planner, was selected to organise the
event which was followed by a trade show.
Ms. Kendi Anderson and Ms. Michelle
Mikula, both with the Abaco Tourism of-
fice, coordinated the entire event in con-
junction with Sky TV. The wedding party
for the occasion included groom Gustav
Hernquist; bride Katrina Lowe; best man
Carlito Pinder and maid of honour Amanda
Pinder. Officiant/ Marriage Officer was
Derek Benjamin and music was provided
A British television crew filmed a mock wedding at Bahama Beach Club earlier this year.
Shown is part of the bridal party, bride Katrina Lowe, maid of honour Amanda Pinder
and best man Carlito Pinder. To the left of the bride is Margel Smith who designed and
created the ladies' dresses.
by violinist Jennifer Hudson.
The colour scheme was a deep aqua
which offset the colour of the sea and the
site was decorated by Melinda Pinder of
Buds and Blooms and Patrice Cooper of
P and F Party Rentals. The ladies' dresses
were designed and sewn by Margel Smith
of Exclusive Designs and the men's attire
was by her business partner, Mr. Kurth.
Following the ceremony, the film crew
toured the very attractive booths which had
been set up around the pool by wedding
vendors and interviewed each of the ven-
dors. Services represented included pho-
tographers, videographers, wedding deco-
rators and rental services, florist, wedding
accessories and favours, cakes and cater-
ers. Mr. and Mrs. Rolle of Creative Hands
Caterers, Treasure Cay, provided a full
wedding buffet meal complete with dessert
which they generously shared with film
crew and all present. Their three amazing
wedding cakes were also shared.
Prior to their filming at the Bahama
Beach Club, the crew enjoyed a welcome
breakfast compliments of the Treasure Cay
Resort and Marina. Following the ceremo-
ny filming and viewing of a honeymoon
suite decorated by Bahama Beach Club,
the crew continued on to Green Turtle
Cay where they toured the historic village
of New Plymouth and later that evening
filmed a mock wedding reception at the
Green Turtle Club with local entertainment
by Island Spice.
In an interview with Mr. Tony Prince,
Programme Director and creator of Wed-
ding TV, he said that the crew has already
filmed in five Caribbean islands, the Mal-
dives, Greece and Monaco. The channel
has been running for four years and is on
air 24/7. He has ascertained that 23,000
weddings each year are organized in the
UK and of those, more couples are dis-
covering the fun of going abroad for their
"We are very impressed with Abaco and
have received tremendous support from
the Ministry of Tourism here," stated Mr.
Prince. "This has been a unique experience
and we are very impressed that everyone
here has gone to this length." The crew had
already visited Nassau and Grand Bahama
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Of all the locations visited, Mr. Prince
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Real estate company
opens new office
Damianos Sotheby's International Re-
alty has opened an office at Bahama Beach
Club in Treasure Cay. With this office Da-
mianos now has four offices on Abaco, two
in Hope Town and one in Marsh Harbour.
People from all over the world are at-
tracted to Treasure Cay where many own
beachfront and canal front homes and con-
dominiums. The 3.5-mile long beach was
voted among the 10 Best Beaches in the
"The economy has created opportuni-
ties," said George Damianos, President,
Damianos Sotheby's International Realty.
"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."
Fire consumes two
houses in Sand Banks
By Navardo Saunders
Fire completely destroyed two houses in
the immigrant village of Sand Banks near
Treasure Cay on February 14. Another
house came close to being consumed, but
fire fighters prevented that from happening
by quickly dousing the structure with water
while putting out the big fire. Fortunately,
no one was injured, but a number of people
including several small children were left
At the scene Treasure Cay Fire Chief
Colin Albury said most likely the fire
started when a kerosene oil lamp or candle
tipped over. But he said an investigation
would have to be conducted by fire offi-
cials and police to make an exact determi-
nation of how the fire started.
At least three fire engines along with
about 10 firemen battled the blaze.
Residents of Sand Banks watched in hor-
ror as the smoke engulfed the two houses
while police interviewed the fire victims.
Abaco's new Chief of Police, Supt. Noel
Curry, was on the scene.
Chief Albury appealed to persons liv-
ing in immigrant communities villages
where fires are a regular occurrence to be
extremely careful when handling kerosene
lamps and candles. "A slight hit and the
lamp or candle can turn over and cause
a big fire," he said. "Lamps and candles
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of the reach of children in particular."
A Haitian priest thanked Chief Albury
and his team for responding to the fire in a
timely manner and preventing what could
have easily been major disaster. The thirty
neediest students at the Treasure Cay Pri- Treasure Cay second homeowners
mary School are provided a healthy free hot
lunch each day through donation of second help students learn to use com puter
homeowners in Treasure Cay. These meals
always include a starch, meat or fish, vege- i
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on the 13 computers in the school's Computer Lab each week. The lab was establishe
three years ago through donations by second homeowners to the Treasure Cay Founda
tion. Over a dozen people volunteer to work with the children. The students are learnin
hwest end of Treasure Cay beach has been eroding away. When the structures how to use word processing to write reports, add graphics and use color. The sixth graa
e were first under construction, they were back from the beach. Experts recom- students are studying Japan and are currently using the internet to obtain information f
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I Club News
Charter ceremony is held
for Rainbow Pilot Club
By Samantha V. Evans
Pilot Club leaders from across The
Bahamas were on Abaco for the instal-
lation and initiation of new members
and officers held at Mangoes Restau-
rant on February 27th. Charlamae Fer-
nander and 15 others took part in this
charter ceremony. Members and their
guests were dressed in their finest at-
tire as they all came out to participant
in this historic event. This charter cer-
emony marked the beginning of a new
Pilot Club called the Rainbow Pilot
Club which is a service-oriented club.
Charlamae Fernander, the president-
elect gave a history of the Pilot Club's
involvement on Abaco including helping
and donating to Every Child Counts and
families that had children with disabili-
ties. She is looking forward to the new
club doing more now that they are of-
ficially a chartered club.
The guest speaker was Bahamas Gov-
ernor of the Pilot Club, Jethlyn Bur-
rows, who is an attorney and has been
a Pilot Club member for 16 years. She
stated that the entire district council
came to Abaco for this occasion as this
is very important. Chartering a new club
brings opportunity to celebrate the Pi-
lots of the past and to anticipate the fu-
ture. Pilot Clubs are service clubs. Even
though all of the members are busy, they
must make time to serve. This club was
commended by the Governor for being
the first Pilot Club to donate to the Haiti
The installation and initiation of
members followed. The installation was
led by Governor Burrows and the initia-
tion of new members was led by Ethlyn
Morley. The officers of the new club are
President Charlamae Fernander, Presi-
dent-elect Paul Pinder, Secretary Cecil
Simon, Treasurer Sindy Lowe-Charles,
Director of Membership Veronica
Nairn, Director of Projects Claudia Pin-
der and Director of Anchors Neulessa
Major. All officers were told of their
responsibilities. Other special guests in-
cluded Mr. and Mrs. Edison Key, Mr.
and Mrs. Cephas Cooper, and Mr. and
Mrs. Cubell Davis and his wife. A full
dinner was served during the ceremony.
North From Page 79
table, fresh fruit and a glass of 100 percent
fruit juice. The meals are served with reus-
able trays and utensils to save money and
the environment. Bridgett Mills is the cook
for this program. The meals cost three dol-
lars each and are available to all children
at the school. There are no fried foods or
items with added sugar on the menu. Stu-
dents are enjoying the healthy meals and
asking for seconds!
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People From Page 12
various deserts. Aside from food sales
there was a box for donations.
Meanwhile people of all ages got in-
volved in a fun game of softball. It was
an enjoyable day of fun to raise funds for
young Andrew, who started chemotherapy
on February 24 in Nassau.
Andrew was diagnosed with lymphoma,
a cancer that begins in the lymphocytes of
the immune system, when he had to see a
doctor for an unrelated matter in December
while in Canada. He is said to be in good
spirits as he begins his chemotherapy, and
all remain hopeful of the success of the
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donated them to the Abaco Association for
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These two men intend to return in July
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Page 22 Section B The Abaconian
By Timothy Roberts
In the midst of an economic recession
many business houses in The Bahamas and
in particular Abaco are feeling the effects
of a declining economy. We know that
tourism is down; consequently, sales are
affected at all levels in the business com-
munity as many businesses are tied to the
tourist industry directly or indirectly. Busi-
ness houses we spoke to seem to feel their
sales are down anywhere from 25 percent
to 40 percent. This is also reflected in the
shipping industry with most businesses
bringing in less freight.
The Business Section of The Tribune re-
cently published an article indicating that
Tropical Shipping reported a drop in cargo
volume of approximately 30 percent. As
a result it is in the process of closing down
its warehouse operation in West Palm
Beach and transferring most of its freight
to its Miami warehouse operation. What
effect this will have on freight movement
to Abaco is too early to tell at this time.
Local shipping companies have felt the
pinch as well with freight volume declining
anywhere from 30 percent to 50 percent,
subject to the time of year. A spokesperson
for Abaco Shipping recently indicated that
despite a reduction in freight movement,
prices have remained the same and in some
cases, due to competition from larger in-
ternational shipping lines, prices have
dropped in order to maintain what freight
they have so as not to lose it to the bigger
shipping lines. Competition for local busi-
ness is very keen in that Abaco has three
Bahamian shipping companies and at least
two international companies competing for
business that is estimated to be down 30 to
Despite the decline in freight the local
An appeal to support
Ron-Paul Cabinets Plus
Single Mattress $175 Box Springs $110
Double Mattress $205 Box Springs $120
Double Mattress$252 BoxSpings$150
Queen Mattress $280 Box Springs $185
King Mattress $340 *Box Spings $215
- Kitchen Cabinets
Single Mattress $190 Box Springs $120
Double Mattress $225 Box Spings $125
Commercial Carpet $12.50 sq. yd.
Residential Carpet starting from $18.50
Padding Tack Strip Seaming Tape Carpet Metal
We bind carpet edges We install carpets
Laminate Flooring We repair Eureka Vacuum Cleaners
Call or come into our showroom Located opposite old Lowe's Pharmacy
Marsh Harbour Ph: 367-0546
KE MP S
Private Maid Service
Daily, Weekly & Monthly
Business & Home
Great Service Guaranteed Green Cleaning
*Affordable & Convenient "Properly Insured
*All Staff Properly Trained
24 Hour Mobile Tire
Servicing the entire Abaco
With dependable service
Office Location: Forest Drive
Cell Phone: 458-0692
Big Cat Equipment
Rentals: Backhoe Dump Trucks
* D3, D5 & D8 Tractors Payloaders
* Land clearing
* Fill, rock, sand, soil
* Trenching Foundations
Tel: 242-367-2655 Fax: 242-367-2464
Cell: 242-577-5322 242-359-6839
Abaco Glass Company
Window Glass and Mirrors
Cut and Installed
Screens Made and Repaired
Commercial Store Fronts
Installed and Replaced
Don MacKay Blvd. 367-2442
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S* over 1 flavours of icecream
*made to order deli sandwiches
unique t-shirts 4 gifts
SGive us a call @366-0788
for Holiday hours 4- specials
Located south of town-
just follow the cones!!
Abaco A & D Trucking
Phone 577-0184 577-0220
PO. BoxAB 20432, Marsh Harbour, Abaco
shipping companies are cutting costs where
possible in order to avoid layoff and loss of
jobs as this will have a further negative ef-
fect on the economy. Salary cuts and days
off are an integral part of reducing operat-
ing expenses so that employees still have a
means of meeting their everyday expenses
despite less income.
What does the future hold for Abaco?
All of us are feeling the effects of a slow
economy. Abaco businesses need to sup-
port each other where possible until we see
a resurgence of the economy. Hopefully,
that will be sometime later this year. In the
meantime where possible buy locally, shop
locally, support Abaco so that when better
days arrive, hopefully we will all have sur-
vived to enjoy better days once again
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Deep Water Dockage Gas Diesel Ice Bait Dry Storage
New 10 ton marine forklift
Full service marina Fiberglass repair Bottom painting Bright work Waxing
Gift Shop Largest selection of fishing tackle T-shirts Souvenirs Marine Supplies
Freeport Skiffs 13, 15' 17' Now available, call for information
Yamaha Sales and Service Factory Trained Technicians
Bayfront Realty Sales & Property Management
Visit our new website: www.htlighthousemarina.com
Beauty Supplies Vitamins
Ricardo Miller, Pharmacist
Hours 8:30 am 6 pm
Sundays 9 am 12 Noon
Dove Plaza, Marsh Harb.
www. abacoislandpharmacy. com
March 15 2010
March 15, 2010
The Abaconian Section B Page 23
Sports Day at Central Abaco Primary
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Another Green Turtle
Cay boat is stolen
Central Abaco Primary School had three days of sports beginning February 15th and
ending February 17th at the Murphy Town Field. On the first day the lower primary
students had their field events at the school and the teachers took part in a few activities
like running and tug-a-war. On Wednesday the field events were held and even though it
was a windy day, the students still performed as champions. The final day of sports was
when all of the teachers, parents and other students were at the track to cheer on their
teammates. The students took part in all races on this day and at the end of the day the
mighty Blue Marlins were declared the winner. In second place were the Groupers while
the Yellow Elders were in third place. The last were the Flamingos.
This blue and white 29-foot Regulator with twin 250 HP 4-stroke Yamaha engines was
stolen from the Green Turtle Club on llth March, 2010, sometime between 1 a.m. and
6:55 a.m. It is valued at $160,000. Frequently boat thieves will destroy the T-top or
Bimimi or make other alterations to the boat to alter the look. Anyone with information
about this boat should contact your nearest police station.
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Minimum for 3 lines in one issue $10
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 Call 458-0560
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
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
Yamaha YBR 125 motorbike, modified, elec-
tric starter, excellent condition, with helmet
and cover. Asking $2000. Call or text 242-425-
BOT &Iy II MAINE ITEMS~
19' Boat Trailer, lights. Can be seen at Abaco
Outboards. $1700. Call Buddy at 365-6152
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
Man-O-War Albury Brothers Wooden Skiff.
Reportedly the last one built. Structurally sound,
but extensive restoration required. $2,500. E-
mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 365-8117
for more information.
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
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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 email@example.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
^^^^FOR SALE ^^
20' Proline Fisherman w/ trailer, center con-
sole, T-top, Garmen GPS, trim tabs, VHF, 115
outboard on bracket. Needs attention. Not used
in 5 years. $4,250 Call 242-458-0525
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. firstname.lastname@example.org or 954-727-5377
23' Parker SE, 2001, 200 HP Yamaha HPDI,
trims, outriggers, VHF, GPS, Chartplotter.
$23,000. Call 366-3149
z' IviaKO, i-top, new engmes, tanK & elec-
tric, etc. $28,000 Contact 901-082-3657 or
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
27' Sailboat, swing keel w/ 3'/ 5.7' draft, new
08 Yamaha inboard engine with 50 hrs. only,
components mostly refurbished or new. Many
other features. $17,000 US Contact 242-577-
28' Whitewater w/ twin 250hp Evinrude E-Tech
engines, white with green trim, last seen Sunday
21st Feb. Call 367-4842
30' Fishing Machine, 453 Detroit diesel, hy-
draulic, with most electronics. Very good buy
for $12,000. Call 455-3391 or 559-9721
40' Hatteras Sportfish, 2004 Yanmar 6LY2A-
STP, 440 HP diesel, Isuzu generator, needs
TLC. New River Marina, Ft. Lauderdale 954-
584-2500. $49,000 ONO
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43' Cigarette Sportfish, Caterpillar 3208
straight shaft, new generator, new tower and
much much more. New River Marina, Ft. Lau-
derdale 954-584-2500. $99,000 ONO www.
Ia aL atn e Opu rlJsll, uConLUIZ V 7L, vAIn A, .-
erator, A/C, galley down, 2 staterooms. New
River Marina, Ft. Lauderdale 954-584-2500.
$149,000 ONO www.newrivermarina.net
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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
WALKER'S CAY, ABACO
A premier deep-sea fishing destina-
tion. 58 acres makes this island
ideal for a luxury resort and marina.
$26,000,000. Ref. AS11252
MARSH HARBOUR LONG BEACH
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 garagelworkshop.
Starting at $595,000. Ref. AS10890 $795,000. Ret. AS10905
3 bedroom, 2 bath home, just across
from the beach, offering a large pool
and deck space for entertaining.
$795,000. Ref. PS10665
Serene 3 bedroom, 3 bath home on
the beach, comprised of 2 buildings
connected by a wrap-around deck.
$1,390,000. Ref. PS10616
Situated on a double lot this canal-
front home has a spacious floorplan
with 4 bedrooms and 4 baths.
$1,350,000. Ref. AS11270
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Spacious turn-key 2 bedroom, 2 bath
condo is fully equipped and centrally
$286,500. Ref. AS10622
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
CORNISH CAY, ABACO
34 acres in the heart of Abaco's idyl-
lic fishing and boating waters. This
private island is a perfect investment.
$9,000,000. Ref. AS11258
THE ABACO CLUB, WINDING BAY
A unique beauty, this 4 bedroom, 4.5
bath home has exquisite finishes
and exclusive Club amenities.
$3,995,000. Ref. AS10701
WHITE SOUND, ELBOW CAY: 13,770 sq. ft. lot near beach. $215,000. AS11205
NORTH END, ELBOW CAY: 19,974 sq. ft. oceanfront lot with 120 ft. of beach
and foundation for a 2,600 sq. ft., 4 bedroom home. $695,000. Ref. AS11144
BREEZY HILL, ELBOW CAY: 10,494 sq. ft. elevated lot. $132,000. PS10603
TREASURE CAY: 22,574 sq. ft. lot with 10 ft. elevations, 100 ft. of water-
frontage, and easy access to all amenities. $120,000. AS11061
AUNT PATS BAY, ELBOW CAY: 14,914 sq. ft. corner lot with 35 ft. elevations.
Community dockage. Nearby Tahiti Beach and Hope Town. $364,000. PS10661
TILLOO CAY: 16,000 sq. ft. homesite on a private island community. Near the
community dock. Electricity available. $150,000. PS10630
CENTRAL ABACO: 5 acre beachfront tract between Marsh Harbour and Treas-
ure Cay. Good elevations and utilities. $650,000. AS10756
MARNIE'S LANDING, ELBOW CAY: Half acre building sites in a private waterfront
community with electricity, dock slip, and beach access. $595,000. PS10659
MARSH HARBOUR: 9,750 sq. ft. sea view lot in gated Sunrise Bay. All ameni-
ties nearby. $249,900. AS11026
LUBBERS QUARTERS: 10,489 sq. ft. homesite in the Abaco Ocean Club. Near
the community dock. $77,000. AS10969
BAKER'S HEIGHTS: 41.6 acre sea view tract. $1,040,000. AB5178
THE ABACO CLUB, WINDING BAY: Superb 1+ acre beachfront, oceanfront, and
golf course estate lots. Starting at $1,900,000
GUANA CAY: 6,811 sq. ft. sea and oceanview lot within the Shipwreck Subdi-
vision. Nearby the new community dock and beaches. $125,000. AS10891
TREASURE CAY: 15 acre estate with elevations to 70 ft. and 630 ft. on the Sea
of Abaco. $1,400,000. AS10886
DOLPHIN BEACH ESTATES: Collection of homesites within a beachfront com-
munity. Hilltop lots starting at $150,000. Waterfront lots starting at
$395,000. Beachfront lots starting at $595,000.
GREAT ABACO CLUB: 7,630 sq. ft. canalfront lot in a gated community. Nearby
amenities include pool, tennis courts, and beach. $225,000. AS10731
Enjoy stunning sunsets
from this beautiful water-
front home. 4 bedrooms
and 4 ensuite baths, dock
house, terraces, lush gar-
dens with panoramic
An immaculate, turn-key
3 bedroom and 3 bath
cottage. Sitting on a bluff
overlooking the turquoise
waters of Winding Bay
with sunset and sunrise
views. Enjoy all Ritz-Carl-
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
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GREEN TURTLE CAY MARSH HARBOUR COMMERCIAL
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
ISLAND BREEZES MOTEL LITTLE HARBOUR, ABACO THE BLUFF AT WINDING BAY
This recently renovated motel is lo- A quaint cottage with 150 feet of pris- A unique parcel of land with dramatic
cated in Marsh Harbour and is a tine beachfront. 2 bedrooms, 1 bath views comprising 17,000 sq. ft. near
great small business investment. on 1.4 acres of elevated land. the club house.
$650,000. Ref. AS11282 $678,000. Ref. AS11353 $500,000. Ref. AS11263
SUNRISE ON THE BEACH
GREAT GUANA CAY
Stunning beachfront 6
bedroom home. Spa-
cious lot making it feel
like your own private
beach. Full amenities
and club access. Sleeps
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