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The



Abaconian




VOLUME 18 NUMBER 7 APRIL 1st, 2010

Council members are honoured in ceremony
Hope Town District Council recognizes past local government representatives
The Hope Town District Council, led
by Chief Councillor Jeremy Sweeting, or-
ganized a ceremony to honour present and
past Councillors from Guana Cay, Man-
O-War and Hope Town, the three settle-
ments composing the Council. Each was
presented with a plaque acknowledging the
contribution that they had made in their
communities. The Hon. Byran Woodside,
Minister of State for Lands and Local Gov-
ernment, was the guest speaker at the cer-
emony held in Hope Town on March 19.
The ceremony recognized those persons
who served since Local Government's in-
ception in 1996. The Minister noted that
this was the first occasion in The Bahamas
where those who served in Local Govern-
ment were recognized.
Mr. Woodside applauded the Hope Town
District Council and said its organization and
accomplishments are mentioned throughout
the country as a model for other councils to
emulate. He said their vision is legendary,
and no other Council has shown the com-
Smitment and passion which these community
volunteers have demonstrated in their ability
The Hope Town District Council held a ceremony on March 20 to honour those who have served their communities in local govern- to respond to their town's needs.
ment since it was inaugurated in 1996. Seated are Harcourt Thompson; Penny Albury representing her deceased husband, Brent; Chief Councillor Sweeting spoke on
Suzanne Bethel; the Hon. By rran Woodside, Minister of State for Lands and Local Government; Diane Bethel and Roy Cash. Stand- how the Council often partners with local
ing are Administrator Maxine Duncombe; Administrator Cephas Cooper; Vernon Malone; Roscoe Thompson II; Walter Sweeting;
persons or companies to accomplish more


d roffatS Patterson representing Scott Patt
Albury; Under Secretary Rene Glinton; and Administrator Whelma Colebrook. Several other representatives were not able to attend.


Please see Hope Town Page 2


Burial Society is now a

multi-purpose building















The Town Committee of Dundas Town has recently completed major renovations to
the Burial Society building that was extensively damaged by several hurricanes. It now
serves the community in several capacities, as a meeting place for the Burial Society
and other community meetings, as a local government office, as a classroom for of-
fering remedial and adult classes and as a computer facility for students. Shown are
Frankie Russell, Dundas Town Deputy Chairman Faron Newbold, Brandon Davis,
Cubell Davis and Brintan Davis. See story on page 6.



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ends March 31



NEMA holds emergency

training in North Abaco


The National Emergency Management Agency held a seminar in Cooper's Town to
prepare a team in North Abaco with the ability to handle emergenices. At the closing
ceremony it organized a simulated emergency using school students as victims. Twenty
completed the course successfully and are now qualified CERT members prepared to
take care of emergencies immediately before outside help becomes available. These
same people will work with First Responders and other emergency workers when they
are mobilized and arrive in the area. Shown are the newly trained group during the
emergeny. They organized themselves well and located and cared for all the victims.
They were complimented by the NEMA trainers as being an exemplary group. See
story on page 6.






Page 2 Section A The Abaconian


Minister praised Hope Town Council as a model


Hope Town From Page 7
for a given amount of funding. Council
members frequently extend their service to
their communities by working long hours
on their own time to see projects completed.
Several of those honoured spoke on their
earlier service. Mrs. Suzanne Bethel spoke
on the accomplishments when working
as a team. Clay Wilhoyte mentioned the
need for Nassau to pay more attention to
local voices. Walter Sweeting spoke of the
necessary long hours and night boat trips
into Marsh Harbour or to Hope Town.
Roy Russell noted that when the Hope
Town District was separated from Central


Abaco, they were shorted $30,000 in fund-
ing, then hit with Hurricane Floyd which
complicated their ability to function with a
reduced budget. Roy Cash told the Minis-
ter how divisive the Guana Cay Bakers Bay
issue was for Council to contend with. The
logistics of commuting between the three
separate islands was alluded to by many
which has made it difficult to serve as ex-
pected as there is no commercial transpor-
tation service between these islands.
Other officials speaking during the cer-
emony were Administrator Cephas Coo-
per, Edison Key, M.P. for South Abaco,
and Robert Sweeting, past M.P. for South
Abaco.


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On his recent trip to Abaco the Hon. Byran Woodside brought with him three Lenovo
computers that were donated to local government on Abaco by the Chinese government.
One will go to each of the three administrators on mainland Abaco, North, Central and
South. Mr. Woodside is shown here with the Central Abaco District Council when he
presented it. Shown are Councillors Danny Sawyer, Roger Delancy and Faron Newbold;
Administrator Cephas Cooper; Councillor Lowell Albury; Under Secretary Rene Glinton;
Administrator Whelma Colebrook; Mr. Woodside; Administrator Gary Knowles; Chief
Councillor Cubell Davis; and Councillors Roscoe Thompson III, Renardo Curry and
George Cornish.


The Hon. Byran Woodside, left, was shown the newly renovated Burial Society building
in Dundas Town. He was pleased with the work that the Dundas Town Committee had
accomplished. With him are Cecil Ingraham, Town Committee member George Cornish
and Deputy Chairman of the Dundas Town Committee, Faron Newbold.



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HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #3967
FAR NIENTE BEACHFRONT Move in! 4b/5b,
5,000 sq. ft. on excellent swimming beach,
near public dock, turnkey. US$2,490,000.
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HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #3674
ALWAYS SUNDAY -WATERFRONT charming 2
bedroom 2 bath cottage with private dock
on the South end of Elbow Cay. $1,530,000.
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HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #4743
BAY WINDOWS WATERFRONT DORROS COVE
2 bed 2 bath, 2,400 sq. ft., includes studio
apartment, private dock and pool. $2,250,000.
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HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #4295 HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #5288
ROYN'S NEST SEA OFABACO Fabulous 5b/5b in OCEAN VIEW Newl redecorated andspacious 4/4
Dorros Covewith dockslip, guestcottage,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.
Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com


HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #2911 HOPE TOWN 1 ELBOW CAY #4963
SWEETING'S LANDING -WATERFRONT Immaculate NORTH STAR-WATERFRONT Charming island style 2
harbourfronthomewithprivatedock3bed2bath,bonus bed 2 bath with breezeway connection,very private,
room,extralotOwnerfinancngavilable.$1,300,000. shaded decks, steps to beach. US$1,200,000.
Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com Jane.Patterson@SothebysRealty.com


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.
Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com


NEW PRICE
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.
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HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #5234
CLIFFORD SAWYER HOUSE HOPE TOWN
VILLAGE 2 bed 2 bath and detached
efficiency. Steps from public dock. $950,000.
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OCEAN BLUFF DORROS COVE OCEANFRONT
Dock slip, A 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.
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HOPETOWNIELBOWCAY #5048 HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #5230
WATERFRONT THE SPIT 0.9 acres VALENTINE'S Historic 3 bed 2 bath with
with 100 ft on water, mature native lighthouse views.Steps to public dock.shortwalk
trees deep water for dock. $525,000. to beach. Good rental history US$500,000.
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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.
Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com


HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #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.
Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com


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ATLANTIC DREAM OCEAN FRONT
in Dorros Cove. Includes designated
boat slip at Tahiti Beach. US$450,000.
Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com


V- SOULD
HOPETOWNIELBOWCAY #2584 HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #4308 HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #2291
TOP OF THE WORLD OCEAN VIEW White CocoNuTDUNES-OCEANFRONT92ftofbeachfront HONEYMOON COTTAGE Adorable 2/2
Sound 2 bed, 1.5 bath, bonus room, retail space at Big Point, in quiet residential neighbourhood. cottage in the heart of Hope Town 50 paces
on main floor.shortwalkto beach.US$400,000. Partnership opportunity.$375,000. from beautiful sandy beach. US$370,000.
Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com


HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #4825
NORTH END LOT 5IA OCEAN VIEW-
3 minutes to a white sandy ocean beach
with excellent snorkeling.$ 185,000.
Jane.Patterson@SothebysRealty.com


giieg NEW PRICE
HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #4246
SURFER'S REST LOT 8 Oceans views.
near White Sound, close to the ocean
beach & public dock. $149,000.
jane.Patterson@SothebysRealty.com


HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #4826
NORTH END LOT 66 Almost 1/2 acrre
lot. Underbrushed. Spectacular views. 100
meters from oceanside beach. $175,000.
jane.Patterson@SothebysRealty.com


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


HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #4639
LUCAYOS LOT 6 Peaceful wooded residential
area, 5 mins walk to shared dock, short ride
to sandy beach & town amenities. $99,000.
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HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY
#4161 Atlantic Dream Dorros Cove oceanfront, dock slip atTahiti Beach, 20,000 sq.ft,
excellent elevation. $450,000. Kerry Sullivan
#5029 Big Rock Hill One acre oceanfront building site with 140' on theAtlantic,
unrivalled elevation, near Sea Spray Resort & Marina. US$665,000. Kerry Sullivan
#2969 Big Point Lot I I 1/2 acre beachfront building site. US$450,000. Kerry Sullivan
#4308 Coconut Dunes NEW PRICE Beachfront with great surf Partnership
opportunity. 92' on the water. $375,000. Kerry Sullivan
#5030 Harbour Landing UNDER CONTRACT 100' of beachfront at the entrance
of HopeTown Harbour. US$395,000. Kerry Sullivan
#4905 Ocean Bluff Dorros Cove oceanfront, dock slip, highest elevation in area, view
ofTilloo Cut & Atlantic. $650,000. Kerry Sullivan
#4639 Lucayos Lot 6 5 min walk to shared dock & beach. $99,000. Jane Patterson
#4313 New Settlement Hillside lots w/ underground utilities and concrete roads in quiet
residential community. Access to beach. Starting at: $140,000. Kerry Sullivan
#4825 North End Lot 51a Ocean View, 10,042 sq.ft. $185,000. Jane Patterson
#5236 North End Lot 51b OceanView, 12,351 sq.ft. $195,000. Jane Patterson
#4826 North End Lot 66 -Almost 1/2 acre lot. Underbrushed. $189,000. Jane Patterson
#3207 Seagrape White Sound Oceanfront building site, 101 ft. on the Atlantic, near
public dock. Excellent surf area. $450,000. Kerry Sullivan
#4395 Shepherd Needle Hill 3.7 acres, 140' on deep water coastline, views of the
Atlantic Ocean, Sea of Abaco, &Tahiti Beach. US$995,000. Kerry Sullivan.
#3824 Pink Sand Best beachfront property on the island. $990,000. Kerry Sullivan


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Minister reviews budgets and hears appeals


The Minister of State for Lands and Lo-
cal Government, the Hon. Byran Wood-
side, M.P., spent four days on Abaco
meeting with the seven District Councils.
His primary goal was to consult with each
of the District Councils to review their pro-
posed budgets for the coming fiscal year
and to have a personal understanding of
their problems and challenges.
It is his chore to defend their requests
when their budgets are reviewed by Cabi-
net. In view of this process he works with
the Council members to see that the bud-
gets are submitted realistically with justi-
fications that explain any deviations from
historical patterns or for new or increased


requests.
Strangely, the budget review with the
Minister is a closed session although the
earlier process of arriving at these figures
is open to the public.
Mr. Woodside met with all seven of the
councils on Abaco. The districts he went
to were Green Turtle Cay, North Abaco,
Central Abaco, Hope Town which includes
Man-O-War and Guana Cay. The Grand
Cay Council traveled to Cooper's Town to
meet with Mr. Woodside and the Moore's
Island and South Abaco Councils traveled
to Marsh Harbour.
While on Abaco the Minister heard ap-
peals from three persons who felt they had
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been unfairly treated
on either licensing or
building permit appli-
cations: one by Allan
Smith in North Abaco
and two in Hope Town
by Andrew Prosa and
Joe's Cay Investment.
These final appeals
with the Minister are
closed sessions with
the aggrieved party and
the District Council
each giving testimony
to the Minister and
his staff. Decisions on
these three hearingsEl
,Elbow Cay prote
will not be known for w Cay pr
their arrival in h
several weeks.
On March 19 Mr. resentatives of C
all supported the
Woodside spent much
The Minister wil
of his final day in Hope The Minister wil
the near future.
Town attending a cele-
bration organized by Chief Councillor Jer-
emy Sweeting honouring past and present
members of the District Council for their
dedication and service to their communi-
ties. This was Mr. Woodside's only ap-
pearance at a public function.


sters met the Minister and his entourage on
lope Town and later moved to where the rep-
avalier Construction could see their signs that
decision of the Hope Town District Council.
I relay his decision on the case sometime in

Minister Woodside arrived on March 17
accompanied by Nassau staff members Ad-
ministrator Gary Knowles and Under Sec-
retary Rene Glinton. The group left in the
afternoon of March 20 following the Hope
Town ceremony.


About 20 residents of Elbow Cay joined a peaceful protest demonstration on the arrival
of Minister Byran Woodside at the Council office in Hope Town. Most residents of Elbow
Cay are strongly against a proposed development of Joe's Cay, a small cay offElbow Cay
just north of White Sound. They feel that the cay is too small for the proposed develop-
ment. After several Town Meetings, a revised development plan and much discussion, the
Hope Town District Council voted against the developer. The developer then appealed to
the Minister of Local Government as set up in the Local Government Act, hoping that the
Minister will reverse the decision of the Council.


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North Abaco hosts NEMA's CERT program


By Timothy Roberts
Recognizing a need for greater disaster
preparedness in North Abaco, Clayton Mc-
Intosh of Cooper's Town sought the assis-
tance of the National Emergency Manage-
ment Agency (NEMA), holding workshops
from March 8 to Thursday, March 11.
During the week NEMA conducted a
Community Emergency Response Team
(CERT) training seminar which is designed
to equip residents to assist in emergencies,
to be able to conduct quick response and
recovery to the disaster and/or emergency
and carry out damage assessments.
Mr. McIntosh sought people from the
communities of North Abaco to be trained
through the CERT program and got inter-
ested people from as far as Mount Hope,
Cedar Harbour and Treasure Cay as well
as from the surrounding communities such
as Cooper's Town, Black Wood and Fire
Road. Twenty persons in all came to par-


ticipate in the program.
The workshops taught the participants
skills such as how to respond to a disaster,
track storms, combat fires and how to treat
minor injuries and bone fractures as well
as basic CPR. Those who participated in
the program received a backpack with first
aid kits, reflective vests and other useful
items.
The CERT Program educates residents
of a community about disaster prepared-
ness for hazards that may impact their
areas while providing training in basic di-
saster response skills such as fire safety,
light search and rescue, hazardous materi-
als, team organization and disaster medical
operations.
NEMA Training Coordinator, Gayle
Moncur, organized a simulated disaster us-
ing 13 seventh grade students from S.C.
Bootle High School for the group's final
day of workshops in order for the partici-


pants to put their new knowledge into prac-
tice in a real life situation.
The group met at a basketball court and
organized and coordinated teams, set up a
treatment area and sent out search parties
for those injured or in need of help. By the
end of the staged exercise all of the "vic-
tims" had been found and accounted for.
Mrs. Moncur was pleased with their prog-
ress saying that this group had been one of
the best groups they had ever taught.
Mrs. Moncur said that CERT members
can assist communities, neighborhoods and
workplaces in the first 72 hours following
a disaster until such time as professional


First Responders can arrive on the scene.
The point of the CERT program is to ul-
timately "do the most amount of good for
the most number of people" in the face of
an emergency or disaster.
According to Mrs. Moncur, those who
participate in CERT Training have a bet-
ter understanding of the potential threats to
their homes, workplaces and communities
and can take the right steps to lessen the
effects of those hazards on these areas. "It
is our belief that the country, communities
and workplaces can only benefit from this
program," Mrs. Moncur added.


Seventh grade students from S.C. Bootle High School were the "victims" in a mock di-
saster that was staged by those completing the CERT course. The students did a great job
acting out their parts and the adults were complimented on their well organized response
to the disaster.


The residents of North Abaco responded to the opportunity to be trained in manag-
ing emergency situations. Twenty completed the Community Emergency Response Team
course offered by NEMA. They are shown here with their instructors and students who
participated in a mock disaster situation.


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The Minister of State for Lane
cal Government, the Hon. Byr
side, was recently on Abaco c
his annual budget review with
seven district councils. He is
to meet with every district coui
Family Islands and review their
budgets for the coming fiscal yt
ning July 1, 2010.
Mr. Woodside represents eac
in Cabinet when it is decided wl
tual budgets will be. Councils do
how their budget requests fare 1
July.
Budgets begin with the towi
tees submitting their requests to
trict council. Councils take the
and combine them with their own
This two-step process is held
respective island administrator
make the figures realistic. Incre
the previous year and new item
accompanied by a statement just
request. Simply saying that mo
require more money is not suffic
Councils are responsible fo
nance to larger facilities which
entire district, not just one tow
ples for Central Abaco are the g(
clinic, the airport terminal an
public schools.
This local budget process pro)
for recurring items related to
maintenance. Sometimes during
government sends additional an
minor capital projects. This
money can be used for specific s
ects or perhaps major repairs.
It is tempting for our local g(
persons to ask for funding for pa
sion, additional garbage collecti(
to local events such as Junkanoo
other items. The administrator (
pers these increases or assists in
realistic justification statement.
Since the Minister sits in th
where these budget decisions a
he has intimate knowledge of ho
leagues are apt to respond to each
requests. His personal interview
council gives him a better kno
the needs, problems and wishes c


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Editors & Publishers
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The Abaconian April 1 ,2010


tor Says... A local

and town committees, the system
This local review process is conducted old-time
in closed sessions. However, we had vari- as befoi
ous opportunities during his visit to talk to to see tt
Mr. Woodside and get his views on a va- as they
riety of topics. enthusia
The Minister mentioned government's our cou
desire to improve the local government member
system and to encourage more people to in the p
participate. Worldwide, it is often per- nuity in
'; sons who enter government service at the member
local level who move through the system The
and become involved at the higher levels. governor
Persons who have served at the local level It seem
understand the system better than persons have m
who attempt to start at the top. Various in- the Loc;
,f centives are being considered to get more how to
ds and Lo- persons interested in serving locally, changes
n Wood- A pilot program still in the planning expected
conducting stages is to initiate a junior local govern- begins i
Abaco's ment program in the schools. This is in- Chan
Tended to bring awareness of local govern- Govern
required
cil in te ment service to high school students in the tees, co
Spr sed hope that some will become involved after boards
ar beg- their school years. sibilitie,
In April or May of 2011 local govern- by cent
h council ment elections will be held again for the rules th
at the ac- sixth time. Some persons will choose to Central
S run for re-election while others will call it water h;
not learn
until early quits. Choosing to nominate again does not should
guarantee a person's re-election. The vot- of local
Scommit- ers will decide that. There will be newcom- be appr
Sthe ,di ers who will feel that they can improve on might no


se figures
Requests.
with their
who helps
:ases over
s must be
tifying the
ire people
ient.
r mainte-
serve the
'n. Exam-
overnment
d the two

vides only
township
the year
counts for
additional
mall proj-

overnment
ark expan-
on, grants
and many
often tem-
making a

e Cabinet
are made,
w his col-
Scouncil's
with each
wledge of
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governme

em. The unfortunate part is that the
:rs who are re-elected will continue
re while the new members attempt
Leir enthusiasm translate into action
learn how the system works. This
ism is particularly evident when
Lncils are formed of mostly new
*s. One of the greatest deficiencies
present system is the loss of conti-
the governing process as the new
s settle into their new roles.
Family Islands were given local
nent with limited authority in 1996.
s that those in local government
ore power than they realize, but
al Government Act is not helpful in
use or access this authority. Modest
to the local government system are
d to be in place when the sixth term
n the summer of 2011.
ges will come slowly as Central
ment watches how town commit-
uncils and the appointed statutory
handle their authority and respon-
s. Changes are further complicated
ral government's desire to make
at apply country-wide. However,
Abaco is no longer a sleepy back-
amlet, and it has been said that we
closer emulate the Freeport model
government. Changes that might
opriate for our booming economy
ot be valid for less developed areas,


nt update

either on Abaco or on other islands.
A constant irritant among our local gov-
ernment persons, politicians at the local
level, is the apparent disregard by Nassau
for local decisions as provided for in The
Act. Local decisions are sometimes super-
ceded by Nassau or perhaps a decision is
pre-determined by Nassau.
Perhaps authorities in Nassau believe
that Family Island persons lack the knowl-
edge or maturity to make logical or well
thought out decisions. We must remember
that for the most part, local persons who
have volunteered their time to look af-
ter their towns are generally not experts.
However, they are definitely interested in
the welfare of their towns and are often
willing to put in long hours.
Our politicians in Nassau are not ex-
perts either, but they have the authority to
make things happen when they snap their
fingers. They do have a vast civil service
at their disposal for technical help and to
assist with obscure issues.
Local government in Central Abaco can
be expected to advance farther when the
new administrative complex takes shape
in two years. Most government depart-
ments and agencies will be down the hall
and close to the local government office.
Getting professional advice should become
easier. Not much has been said on this but
we can expect changes for the better.


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Congratulates
use of solar power
Dear Editor,
I visited Marsh Harbour last week and
picked up a copy of "The Abaconian." I
noticed an article by Jennifer Hudson rela-
tive to solar initiatives of the Little Har-
bour community.
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
developed world.
Again, thanks, and congratulations to
the Little Harbour residents. You should
be proud of your efforts. Continue to pro-
mote what you have done.
Tom Taiber
Waverly, Iowa
Beware of Greeks
bearing gifts
Now I realize that the people "bearing
gifts" are Chinese and not "Greeks." How-
ever, I am curious about what is in it for
them. We have all heard the expression that


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you never get something for nothing. But
all I have read so far in The Abaconian is
how great it is going to be for us, and that
is a good thing. It will all be very much ap-
preciated when we actually see the results
from this intercourse with the Chinese, but
please let us know what the whole story is.
Also, it is my understanding that Abaco
has the largest and sweetest fresh water
aquifer in the Bahamas, and it needs to
be protected. However, some pretty nasty
things can happen when you mix cow and
pig poop with water. Is it possible that
some studies should be done before we go
ahead with any sort of large scale raising
of livestock?
Thanks very much for the time in your
paper.
Sid Dawes
Concerned about
Chinese proposals
Dear Editor,
I have some concerns after reading the
last few articles and your editorial covering
the Chinese farming investment. I would
like to appeal at this time to the powers that
be. They must not dive headfirst into this
arrangement with the Chinese. I'm sure
there are many benefits to our country with
their investment and their expertise. How-
ever, if special consideration is not given
to each and every Bahamian that currently
falls under the agriculture umbrella, there
could be dire consequences.
For instance, the last article I read stated
they intended to do a chicken farm. What
does this mean for our Bahamian chick-
en farms? Should they now be forced to
compete with a foreign entity in their own
country? Since this group seems keen to-
wards packaging, what else would be next?
Bottled water? Trust me when I tell you
I wish the Minister of Agriculture was as
vocal about Bahamian water on the shelves
of our local stores! The irony of this is that
the bottled water industry in The Bahamas
falls under Agriculture.
Would it not be better to possibly have
Bahamians finance this equipment from the
Chinese? Would it not be more beneficial


to simply hire agriculture experts in the ar-
eas of mass production farming and pack-
aging? Why are we giving a foreign coun-
try so much land and the rights to do this?
Surely we can do this ourselves. I think
that in the interest of The Bahamas any
potential or proposed agreement should
be presented to The Bahamian people. We
should have the right to decide who if any-
one comes into our country and competes
with the locals.
I'm sure, like I stated earlier, that there
are many great potentials to this deal.
I simply want to make sure the pros out
weigh the cons. As the saying goes: Give
a man a fish, feed him for a day. Teach a
man to fish, he feeds himself forever!
Proud to be a Bahamian!
Open letter to Member
of Parliament Cartwright
To the Hon. Lawrence Cartwright
Ministry of Agriculture and Marine Re-
sources
Dear Minister Cartwright:
Friends of the Environment would like
to thank the Department of Marine Re-
sources and The Bahamas government for
making the decision to prohibit the vessel
Pelagic I to purse seine net tuna in Baha-
mian waters.
Additionally, FRIENDS would like
to commend the government for its wise
action in amending the legislation to ban
future endeavors such as this in The Ba-
hamas.
In recent weeks the amount of public
concern regarding this matter has been
overwhelming, and it is encouraging to
know that your Ministry has taken those
concerns into consideration. It is also en-
couraging to see the amount of environ-
mental awareness that arose both locally
and abroad.
The importance of our natural resources
cannot be understated. The Bahamas has
the opportunity to lead the way in sustain-
able fishing in the Caribbean, and this is a
step in the right direction. Thank you again

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Letters


From Page 8


for your timely and positive response to a
potentially serious threat to our marine re-
sources.
Sincerely,
Kristin Williams
Executive Director,
FRIENDS

Ode to an old dry well
Dear Editor,
One hundred years ago the cistern was
chopped out of limestone rock at the foot
of the ridge, its smooth sides a century-old
testimony to hours of hard manual labour.
One hundred years ago a Wilson City
worker drew water from the cistern, per-
haps stopping to gaze across the peaceful
waters of Spencer's Bight before hauling
his heavy burden back up the hill.
Last week the cistern was bulldozed into
oblivion by BEC as it widened the pipeline
route for the new power plant. So what?
It was just an old well. But it was also yet
another integral part of Bahamian history
that is lost and gone forever.


An old cistern was hand carved in the rock
over 100 years ago. However, it was situated
the road that BEC is making to the location
the tankers supplying fuel to the new power s


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This is the site of the old cistern as it looks today. BEC is making a road to the dock to
be built to accommodate the tankers bringing fuel to the new power plant. The cistern has
been destroyed along with several blue holes being filled with boulders.


The Environmental Impact Assessment
for the dock and pipeline route states,
"With the proposed improvement to the
Wilson City Road ... access to the ruins
will be available ... at which point serious
attempts at cultural preservation of the re-
mains of the ruins can be made."
For this particular ruin, there will be no
"cultural preservation." There are no lon-
ger any remains to preserve.
Rest in peace, little cistern.
Complaint about
Water and Sewerage
Manager
Water & Sewerage Corporation
Marsh Harbour, Abaco
Re: Corruption at Water & Sewerage Corp.
I have received an outrageously high
W&SC bill this past quarter and write now
to voice my complaint.
There are six employees in my office
building. We have one toilet and one sink.
Nothing else uses water in the building. I
checked the meter and the meter reading is
correct. There are no leaks. So how could
my water bill go from an average of $35 a
quarter suddenly to $800
a quarter? And I pay my
bills on time and in full.
It appears that my ac-
count has been "estimat-
ed" for the past several
years and now there is
a "correct" reading. We
all know how this works.
And yes, the meter read-
ing is correct. So what
happened? W&SC bill is
saying that I used 90,000
gallons of water in three
months. Now this would
mean that each of the
employees in my build-
ing (six) would have to
flush the toilet 50 times
per day every day (and
only during the working
hours). That one toilet
would have to be flushed
over 300 times in eight
hours. Is this even physi-
cally possible? And is it
realistic?
Or did the following
happen? Yes, I used the
90,000 gallons BUT not
all in the last quarter.
I know that there are
at Wilson City different categories and
d in the path of different payment rates
of the dock for depending on how much
station. water you use each quar-


Section A Page 9


ter. The more water you use in each quar-
ter the higher rate you pay for that water.
My 90,000 gallons was probably used over
the past two years or more, but because
my meter was only "read" the last quarter
(instead of "estimated" as it was previous-
ly) the total usage of water was "pushed"
onto one bill making 65,000 of those gal-
lons billable at the highest rate almost
twice the lower rate. Only 11,000 of the
total gallons was billed at the lower rate.
What should have happened is that the
total 90,000 gallons I used should have
been billed over the usage period and all
would have then been billed at the lower
rate. But because W&SC decided to "es-
timate" or perhaps simply "not read" my
meter for the past two years, you somehow
feel justified in sending me a bill at twice
the rate I owe.
I met with your staff about this in Janu-
ary and they confirmed "my story." But
last week I was told that my bill could not
be adjusted correctly. Apparently "every-
one" has been complaining recently so
the best W&SC could do was to make a
payment plan for everyone. Some people
have had $100 taken off their bill oth-
ers $500 others nothing- no rhyme no
reason. Now this is simply crazy. W&SC
expects me to agree to a repayment plan
when your employees (whose salaries we
pay for) were too lazy to go around and do
their job and read the meters. Incidentally,
while your employees were driving around
in a government car (that we pay for) goof-
ing off, they just happened to "double" my
bill?
I think we can all agree that W&SC bills
are the lowest of all bills we receive from
government but wrong is wrong. I want to
pay for every gallon of water I use. But I
should pay the correct amount not double.
As a Bahamian citizen and taxpayer in
this country, I have a right not to be bul-
lied, victimized or taken advantage of by
my own government. Give me a fair and
proper bill and I will pay it. But don't slack
off on the job and expect me to pay for it in
full. Tings tuff now for e'rybody!
Yours faithfully,
Rhonda L. C. Hull
L. C. Hull & Co.

Violation of my rights
To the Editor:
We, the public, are well aware of the
ongoing activity of stolen vessels in Abaco


and we understand the police have a job
to do. Also there are procedures that they
need to adhere to, whereas they are failing
to do so according to the law.
Individual rights are being violated and
I am a prime example. I was taken from
my new job unaware of the reasons why
I was placed into custody by the CDU of-
ficers without reading me my maranda
rights. Then I was taken to my home with a
search warrant stating that they were look-
ing for illegal drugs and guns. This is how
they invade your privacy without reason-
able cause. These so called legit "search
warrants" are being issued and approved
by our own judicial system that is sadly
misled. Instead of looking for the real
criminals who are doing all these crimes
presently, they continue to pick up anyone
without even going through proper proce-
dures just to make it seem to the public as
though they are actually doing their job, so
to speak.
After searching my home and my ve-
hicles, they took some clothing items from
my closet and took me down to the sta-
tion for interrogation. I was never under
arrest but I was still held for 48 hours, then
was asked to sign a document stating that
I was there for stealing and receiving sto-
len goods. I was dumbfounded by all of
this as I had no clue about what they were
talking about. Therefore, I refused to sign
anything but my property receipt and my
statement of my whereabouts on said dates.
Apparently, the investigation did not begin
until the near end of my 48 hours.
It is my belief that my criminal past is
being held against me. Even though I do
have a clean police record and am trying
to better my life and put the past behind
me, I still continue to be harassed by the
same CDU personnel. It is my understand-
ing that by law, fingerprints and mug shots
should not be taken of an individual un-
less he or she is being charged. I was not
charged with anything and still my finger-
prints were taken and mug shots on the
same day of my release.
I write this to make the public aware of
what is going on in our society and to be
the voice for those persons who face the
same difficulties. It seems as though the
police and the government do not believe


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April 1 ,2010


Central Abaco News

National Insurance registered will be issued a National Insur- Murphy Town holds salaried personnel employed by the Town
meeting in Murphy Town ance Board prescription drug card which Committee.
eetin in n will enable them to obtain free prescrip- Town Meeting Besides the Chairman only two other
By Mirella Santillo tion drugs at any chemist. The plan is to By Mirella Santillo Committee members attended, Cubell Da-
The Manager of the National Insurance become operational by the end of April or The evening of March 8th was a busy vis and Deputy Chairman, Ron Bootle, a
Board's local office, Emma Dawkins, and beginning of May. one at the Burial Society in Murphy Town fact that was noticed by the audience. Ad-
another NIB representative, Angela Lowe, Qualified people who have not regis- with three meetings planned at that loca- ministrator Wilma Colebrook who had ar-
held a meeting in Murphy Town to inform termed can do so at the local office. They tion. The monthly meeting of the Town rived early to attend the Town Committee
the pensioners (retirees and invalids) about will need either a valid passport, voter's Committee, however, did not happen for meeting and Administrator Cephas Cooper
a new program concerning prescription card or driver's license and information on lack of a quorum. But both a National were both present.
drugs: the National Insurance Prescription their doctor. Insurance Board meeting and the annual The Chairman informed the residents of
Drug Plan which also applies to students up Ms. Dawkins mentioned that the aware- Township Meeting took place. the steps taken by the Committee towards
to 25 years of age affected with a chronic ness campaign started in Murphy Town be- It was close to 8 p.m. when Chairman the construction of the Community Center
disease. cause no one from that township had reg- Renardo Curry called the audience to atten- that will house not only a conference room,
Approximately two dozen older resi- istered so far. Other meetings will be held tion. The main focus for the evening was an open hall, but also a computer center, li-
dents congregated at the Burial Society to bring the new plan to people's attention. the construction of a Community Center on brary, cafeteria and washrooms and would
during the evening of March 8th to hear Forest Drive, followed by a review of the
the explanation the new plan and help them streets maintenance and garbage contracts Please see South Page 1
fill registration forms. People who have and an explanation concerning the other















The Marsh Harbour National Insurance staff held a meeting in Murphy Town to inform
residents of the new National Insurance Prescription Drug Plan that will provide the el-
derly, invalids and children with prescription drugs for 11 common chronic diseases. The The Murphy Town Committee held a Town Meeting in Murphy Town to inform them about
government is asking that those who qualify to register preparatory to the start of the plan the projects the Committee is undertaking and to hear the concerns of the residents. The
later this spring. Shown is Angela Lowe, center, talking with one of the older women. Committee discussed a proposed Community Center it is wanting to construct on Forest
On the right is Emma Dawkins, the manager of the Abaco National Insurance offices. Drive beyond the Murphy Town Park. However, at this time no funding is available.




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also double as a hurricane shelter should the
need arise. Plans had been submitted to the
Ministry of Works which supplied an esti-
mate of $ 266,000 for the construction; ad-
ditional quotes received from Murphy Town
contractors were lower, but it is not expected
that the government will assume the totality
of the expense. Thus the plea by the Chair-
man for the community's financial support.
Suggestions from members of the audience
ranged from asking local contractors to do-
nate free labor, involving the community in
the building process such as was done in the
past, to holding fund raising events or build-


ing by stages. The fund raising was turned
over to the Beautification Committee that
will meet on March 29th to discuss various
possibilities. The Chairman mentioned that
all the documents had been sent to Nassau
and that he hoped to have answer in the near
future.
A disgruntled resident expressed his
feelings that Murphy Town was not be-
ing treated fairly by Central Government
as far as capital funding was concerned.
Having raised his point, he subsequently
excused himself and left. By that time the
room had filled to approximately 50 people
Please see South Page 12


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who actively took part in the discussions,
conveying their concerns and giving their
advice throughout the meeting. When the
subject shifted to the street maintenance,
many voiced their dissatisfaction that the
side streets were not being cared for prop-
erly. Again the Beautification Committee
was put on the spot. This time Adminis-
trator Cooper suggested that the committee
check the state of the streets before a check
was issued to the maintenance workers.
The garbage was another area of con-
cern mostly about the loose garbage on
the streets. Some residents wanted to
know whether the maintenance men or


the garbage collector was responsible for
collecting it. It was nearly unanimously
recognized that the problem arose from
non-secured garbage containers that free-
roaming dogs pillage at will. These com-
ments then provoked another heated dis-
cussion concerning dogs that people do not
want to recognize as theirs but that hang
around many non-fenced yards. The audi-
ence was divided between getting rid of
the dogs or educating people about secur-
ing their garbage area and restraining their
dogs.
Before ending the meeting, the Chair-
man, who was seconded throughout the
meeting by the two committee members,
announced that an informational seminar


addressing various topics would be held in
the near future. Guest speakers from the
Department of Environmental Health, the
Labor Board, the Department of Social
Services and the National Insurance Board
would be asked to attend.
On a final note, Administrator Cooper
reminded the audience that the Census will
be taken in May and asked for everyone's
cooperation.
New restaurant opens
By Navardo Saunders
A new Bahamian restaurant opened in
the heart of Marsh Harbour and is serv-
ing unique dishes like coconut-cracked
conch. Island Family Restaurant located
in the Abaco Shopping Center, opened on


Site for new administration building is being prepared


Work has begun at the site of the new Administration building in Dundas Town. Crews are working seven days a week to prepare the
site for the 64,000-square-foot building. The principal contractor is Woslee Contrators Ltd from Nassau. The building is on the by-
pass road leading from the dock to S.C. Bootle Highway. The plan is to join this road to the old road from the airport round-about
to make a alternate way into Marsh Harbour.


March 2, and manager Jessica Bethel said
the restaurant's first priority is to please
its customers. "If a customer comes in
and suggests that we cook something that
has never been on the menu, we will try
it," she said. "The other day we cooked
steamed whelks after a customer suggest-
ed we try it. We did and our customers
loved it."
On the day of our interview, the menu
consisted of cracked lobster, chicken lin-
guine, buffalo burgers and steamed mut-
ton. "We also have a daily special which
consists of fish, beef or chicken," Ms.
Bethel noted. "We will constantly change
it so that it isn't the same thing regularly."
For people who love souse, the Island Fam-
ily Restaurant is the right place. "We have
souse chicken and souse turkey around the
clock," she said.
As an incentive to keep customers com-
ing back, anyone who buys 10 daily spe-
cials gets the llth one free, providing they
present all 10 of the tickets they were is-
sued when they purchased their specials.
The feeling inside the restaurant, which
is owned by Madge Bethel and Roy Rob-
erts, is warm and friendly and the decor is
very pleasing.
Island Family Restaurant will deliver
for orders of $20 or more. The restaurant
can be reached at 367-3778.
Abaco Safety and Security
Council organized seminar
By Canishka Alexander
The Abaco Safety and Security Coun-
cil held its first Human Resources Seminar

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TREASURE CAY #4969
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TREASURE CAY #5057
CAROLINA DREAMIN' Best home value on
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home, full lower walkout. Pool. $595,000.
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GUANA CAY #4964
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plus 5 extra lots. Snorkeling outside your door,
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TREASURE CAY #5118
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TREASURE CAY #5114
TREASURE CAY BEACH TOWNHOUSE Beach & ocean views,
from this end unit, setback 200ft off main Treasure Cay beach.
2 bed 1.5 baths. Great price and location! US$389,000.
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GUANA CAY #5351
BAREFOOT COTTAGE -WATERFRONT ORCHID BAY 5 bed
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GREEN TURTLE CAY #4936
GILLIAM BAY ESTATE BEACHFRONT 1.7 acres. Best
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GUANA CAY #5337
YELLOWTAIL COTTAGE WATERFRONT ORCHID BAY
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TREASURE CAY #2516
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1T WAN NEW LISTING
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Head Office, Nassau 242.322.2305
Marsh Harbour 242.367.5046
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Central From Page 12
on March 18 at Abaco Beach Resort. Led
by Chairman Joel Wildgoose, a number
of speakers took part in the timely event.
Simone Bowe, vice president of Human
Resources at Baker's Bay Golf and Ocean
Club, spoke about Recruitment Tech-
niques. She warned participants that as
gatekeepers they must be on the lookout
and be alert at all times because sometimes
people are not who they appear to be.
Jeritzan Edwards Outten, Senior Di-
rector of Tourism's Northern Bahama Is-
lands, gave an in-depth look during her


presentation on Interviews and Question-
ing Strategies. She said that questions must
go beyond yes and no answers and allow
the interviewee to be frank about what they
are sharing. Her questions ranged from the
interviewee's work ethics to personal at-
tributes and disposition to their problem
solving skills.
Clyde Bain, Director of Security at Bak-
er's Bay, talked about the importance of
Pre-Employment Investigations. Although
he admitted that extensive background
checks can be costly, they are worth it in
the long run. Areas targeted in the investi-
gations included identity and address veri-


The Abaco Safety and Security Council held a seminar on March 18 to review good hir-
ing practices and labour relations. Shown are ASP Bruce Arnett, Joel Wildgoose, Olivia
Mortimer, Clyde Bain, Simone Bowe and Supt. Noel Curry.


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fication, employment and character refer-
ences, gaps in employment history, credit
history and desired position. He said that
networking is the most effective tool for
pre-employment investigations.
Olivia Mortimer, Vice President of Hu-
man Resources at Abaco Beach Resort,
explained Terminations and Labour Laws.


She questioned why they would even need
to cover her topic if everyone is doing his
job, but unfortunately some unsavoury
characters do slip through the cracks. Ms.
Mortimer reasoned that if the hiring pro-
cess is done right the first time, it will save
the company money in the future.


Trash on airport by-pass road I


Some months ago members of the Keep Abaco Beautiful Committee and other con-
cerned residents blocked the by-pass road leading from S.C. Bootle Highway to the
airport round-about in Marsh Harbour because people were using the nearby bushes
to dispose of their trash. At the beginning of the year the road was re-opened. Since
then new trash has been deposited along its verges, marring the surrounding pristine
pine forest and flowering morning glories. A few years ago when large garbage bins
were scarce around Marsh Harbour, one could perhaps have justified such action;
nowadays many bins have been placed around town as part of a campaign to prevent
illegal dumping. However, it is obvious that people would rather deface our roadsides
than use a bin and dispose of trash properly.
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AT BOAT HARBOUR

EST. 1955

SEntertainment Capital of the Abacos!

Easter Brunch Buffet Talent Showcase
Abaco Beach Resort at Boat Harbour invites Join the staff of Abaco Beach Resort and
you to join us for a heavenly Easter Sunday Stephen Colebrook in showing off your en-
SBaked Ham with Brown Sugar Glaze tertaining talents every Thursday in
Roasted Leg of Lamb with Mint Sauce Anglers Restaurant
Cream of Conch Chowder starting at 8 pm Until...?
Greek Salad with Red Wine Vinaigrette
Baked Chicken with Lime Guava Glaze Japanese Friday Night
SGratin Potatoes
Macaroni & Cheese Sushi Fever
Peas & Rice Enjoy a variety of Sushi rolls every Friday
a Eggplant Parmesan night in Anglers Restaurant
SRoasted Squash with Peppers and Onions from 6 pm 10 pm
Omelet Station
Hot Cross Buns Rake n' Scrape
Apple Strudel with Chantilly Cream Dance the night away at our Pool Bar every
Black Forest Cake Friday night to the upbeat sounds of
Pineapple Pie "Brown Tip" starting at 8:30 pm.
$32.95 per adult and $15.95 per child
Gratuity not included "Prime Time" Night
Advance reservations are recommended Enjoy a mouthwatering Prime Rib dinner
Parties of 6 or more, special handling with friends and family.....every Saturday night
Anglers Restaurant 6 pm 10 pm
Gospel Sunday Lunch Live music by "Stephen Colebrook."
Join us for a great lunch with
popular Gospel music performed by Calypso Night
"Stephen Colebrook" Join us every Saturday night by the Pool Bar
Every Sunday 1 pm 3 pm for live Calypso music by "Clint Sawyer"
in Anglers Restaurant starting at 8:30pm.

Karaoke Stephen Colebrook
Come and show off your vocal talents Enjoy the contemporary piano music and
every Tuesday night rich soulful vocals of the wonderful
by the Pool Bar starting at 8 pm. "Stephen Colebrook" performing in
Anglers Restaurant
Country and Western Wednesday Sunday 6:30pm until...?,
Come and enjoy our savory, mouth-watering at the Pool Bar
Country & Western themed family-style Thursday Saturday 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm
dinner every Wednesday night and during our Gospel Sunday Lunch
from 6 pm 10 pm 1 pm to 3 pm
Live music by "Stephen Colebrook"

For more information on any of the upcoming events, please call 367-2158

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The Abaconian


April 1 ,2010


National Insurance is offering


a Prescription Drug Plan


By Mirella Santillo
Effective later this spring, people af-
flicted with one of 11 non-communicable
chronic diseases will be able to obtain
free prescription drugs to control their ail-
ments. To benefit from this program, one
must register with the local National Insur-
ance Board by filling an application form
which will entitle him or her to participate
in the new National Insurance Prescrip-
tion Drug Plan. The diseases covered are
diabetes, glaucoma, arthritis, hypertension
(high blood pressure), prostate cancer,
breast cancer, asthma, ischemic heart dis-
ease, high cholesterol, psychosis and ma-


jor depression.
Those qualifying for receiving free pre-
scription drugs include everyone receiving
a pension from National Insurance, those
receiving disability payments from National
Insurance, every Bahamian over 65 whether
a pensioner or not, as well as children up to
18 years old and students up to 25 years as
long as they are attending school.
To benefit from the plan as soon as it
becomes operational, one must register
now with the local National Insurance of-
fices, as there is a processing delay to be
expected.
To register, qualified people must apply


in person, present a valid passport, voter's
card or driver's license and specific infor-
mation from their doctor concerning their
ailment.
Ms. Emma Dawkins, the Director of the
local National Insurance offices on Abaco,
would like all who qualify to benefit from
the plan which will cover 170 prescription
drugs. She is organizing awareness meet-
ings in several locations of Central Abaco,
including Man-O-War Cay, Great Guana
Cay, Dundas Town and Murphy Town; a
meeting in Hope Town is planned for the
near future. In the meantime people should
contact their closest National Insurance of-
fice as soon as possible to register.
When their registration has been pro-
cessed, the applicants will receive a pre-
scription card which will allow them to
obtain their medicine at the chemist of
their choice.


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Treasure Cay Canal Parcels
Brigantine Bay # 1559 16,108 s/f level, cleared canal
parcel with 164' of bulk headed & protected water
frontage. Dock & dolphin pilings installed. $599,000.
Galleon Bay # 1441 28,072 s/f cleared parcel, 64' of
bulkhead with dock & dock house. $550,000.
Brigantine Bay# 159 8-J 3ts 1 & 2A, 19,300 s/f
130' bulkheads dAti,'new dock. $499,999.
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 &
davitpilings. All utilities available. $350,000.
Galleon Bay # 1580 Elevated fearedd parcel of
12,500 s/f+/- with 108' of added deep water canal
frontage. All utility %aigle. Quick/easy access to
SeaofAbaco. $349,950.
Galleon Bay # 1473 Approx. 10,000 s/fcanal
parcel, 100'+ of sea-walled protected water frontage. All
utilities available. Easy access to sea. $349,950.
Brigantine Bay # 1498 20,310 s/f canal lot. 126' sea-
walled deep water frontage.Great Views! $322,000.
Brigantine Bay # 1173 & 1174 2 adjacent deep water
canal parcels, each 11,200 s/f, 80' bulk head, 140'
depth. Cleared, all utilities available. EACH $299,950.
Brigantine Bay # 1494 18,807 s/f cleared canal parcel
120' deep water bulk-headed frontage. $290,000.

GUANA CAY
"Ridge Runner" # 1185- 6 bed, 4 bath, 3,100 sq. ft.
furnished home includes nouse, separate master
suite, guest cottage f9Y dock situated on 1.74
elevated acres witi 330' of shoreline. Superb panoramic
water views. $2,390,000.
OrchidBay- Beachfront Parcel 25 # 1530 1.173 acre
Atlantic Ocean lot, 130' sandy beach frontage. Excellent
elevations, spectacular ocean views. Orchid Bay
amenities include utilities, marina, restaurant, pool,
tennis courts, beach pavillion, paved roads. $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 :- ean Front Elevated
Parcels 9A (19,190 s/f)0GW6,144 s/f) lots, each
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BAHAMA PALM SHORES
Beach Front Parcel # 714 45,343 s/f parcel, 100'
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Ocean View Parcel Near Beach # 1502- Elevated
17,650 s/f lot with 135' of road frontage offering
superb ocean views. Just a 1 minute walk to sandy
Atlantic Ocean Beach. $148,950.

Inland Lot Near Beach # 1176 Large 21,450 s/f
level lot on main street, electricity & telephone
available. $59,500.

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"Paradise Point" # 659 Furnished 3 bed, 2.5 bath,
2,400 s/f waterfront hov('0iI porches & balconies
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Fantastic views. REDUCED TO $499,000.
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.
TURTLE ROCKS
"seaGlas Cottage" # 1237 Charmnlg 2 bed, 2.5
bath, 3 level furnished ea private 1.20
acres.1,800 900 s/f decks/patios. 100'
shoreline. New windows & central A/C. $799,000.
"Turtle's Rock" # 1062 3 bedroom, 2.5ath furnished
home on 1.18 acre parcel wLitkYi' ay6 each frontage.
Built in 2000, j)iDz&e'irea. $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 PIi L'TI94 s/f parcel
with 91' of pristif d yp(L 'rontage.Utilities
available. .VW0 $295,000.

NORTH ABACO
Boiling Hole Parcel # 1022 Total 11 acres sea-to-sea
from Sea of Abaco to bay side. 153' high rocky
shoreline on Sea of Abaco. Magnificent sea of Abaco
views. (Also available in smaller parcels.) $299,500.
Blackwood Waterfront Parcel # 1521 38,514 s/f
parcel with 167' of deep water Sea of Abaco frontage
and highway frontage. Topography well suited for a
marina site. Utilities available $98,500.


Boiling Hole Lots # 1030 2 Sea of Abaco waterfront
parcels on Highway with 73' or 80' rocky shoreline,
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Sunset Ridge Community Lots # 570 14 spacious
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Starting at $47,500.
MARSH HARBOUR
Pelican Shores Harbourfront Hq e # 1563 5 bed,
4.5 bath, 5,600 sq. ft. tastefi94 Thnished home with
pool & dock. Well tah ed, superior quality
construction, manyextras. 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
$365,000.
LEISURE LEE
"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. $391,000.
Residential Parcels
# 823 10,150 +/- s/f canal lot w/130' frontage & 105'
deep water dock w/ water & electricity. $345,000.
# 1258 9,000 s/f canal lot, 87' water frontage, 160' lay-
along docks & shared recessed boat basin. $335,000.
# 602 15,334 s/f canal corer lot w/197' seawall.
$299,500.
# 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.
# 1593 10,590 s/f canal lot with 120' ofbulkheaded
seawall installed. All utilities aalable. $199,000.
#811 10,40Wt#Wa ciUfaier lot with 194' of road
frontage. Walk to beach. All utilities available. $99,950.
# 998 13,459 s/f canal view comer lot, near beach
$96,500.
#567 2.139 acres on highway near Leisure Lee. 50'
elevated ridge. 119' highway frontage. $149,700.
# 1571 Inland Lot # 15 in Joe's Creek subdivision,
18,500 s/f, electricity available, near to beach. $49,900.


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AA and Al Anon
Meetings
The AA (Alcoholics Anomyous)
group of Marsh Harbour meets Mon-
days, Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. at the
Marsh Harbour Community Library.
Al-Anon in Marsh Harbour meets by
request. Call 357-6511.
The AA group in Hope Town meets
Mondays and Wednesdays and Fridays
at 6 p.m. at the Hope Town Library.
The AA group and the A1Anon group
meet in the Treasure Cay Community
Center on Mondays at 7:30 p.m.
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April 1, 2010


The Abaconian


Section A Page 17


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Sales Team of
Ed& Cindy Newell
James Moir Broker

TREASURE CAY
Houses
Ocean Blvd. Beachfront Estate # 1455 -Exceptional 5
bed, 5.5 bath main house, separate 3 car garage and 1 bed,
1 bath guest suite. Total 7,160 s/f under roof. 2.50 acres
with 250' of sandy beachfront. 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 Elegaity furnished, elegant 4
bed, 5.5 bath, 6,900 s/f 6IiBvd. estate on 1.6
landscaped acres tri3' beachfront. $3,995,000.
"Summertime" # Ocean Blvd. Superb 3 bed, 2 bath
beach home plus 2 bed, 2 bath guest house. 3,600 s/f
under air. Tastefully furnished. 1.37 acres, 133' beach
frontage. $3,995,000.
Brigantine Bay Canal Home # 589 Newly built 4 bed,
4 bath unfurnished home s/f under air, 4,850 s/f
total. Many extra$ s/f parcel, 91' canal frontage,
lay-along & finger docks, boat lift. $3,200,000.
"Casuarina Beach House" #1512 Ocean Blvd,
furnished 6 bed, 5.5 bath 2 level beach home & efficiency
apt. 6,600 s/f living space, pool, 27,600 s/f parcel, 80'
beach frontage. Excellent rental income. $2,950,000.
"Another World"# 1007 Ocean Blvd. 4 bed, 4.5 bath,
3,500 s/f furnished 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/f under 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
frontage. $2,235,000.
"Tranquility" # 1307 4 bed, 5 bath, furnished two
storey Brigantine Canal home on 2 lots. 3,580 s/f under
roof, plus decks & balconies. 90' canal frontage, dock,
boat lift, plus sea views from virtually every room.
Tastefully decorated, excellent condition. $2,200,000.
"Trident House" # 317- 3 bed, 3.5 bath, furnished
3,500 s/fbeach front home. Breath-taking beach & sea
views. Good rental income. NOW $1,999,000.
Cutwater Way Canal Home #1524 3 bed, 3 bath,
3,600 s/fhome on Brigantine Bay. Newly built in 2008,
elegantly furnished, many upgraded features. 144'
bulkhead, 70' dock, boat lift. $1,995,000.
"Windward Palms" # 1454 Splendid 3 bed, 2 bath
furnished Windward Beach home. 2,500 s/f under roof
plus 1,600 s/fpatios & walks on 16,000 s/f landscaped
parcel with 100' sandy beach. Meticulously maintained,
Many extras, superior sea views. $1,955,000.
"Kokomo", Brigantine Bay #1509 Charming 3 bed, 3
bath, 2 level, 3,000 s/f tastefully furnished canal home.
Recently renovated and upgraded. 10,915 s/fparcel
with 102' canal frontage, pool, spa, dock & boat lift.
3,000 s/f balcony, pool & patio decks. $1,895,000.
"Seascape", WindwardBeach # 1469 3 bed, 2 bath
2,050 s/f furnished beach home on spacious 26,125 s/f
parcel with 120' sandy beach. $1,379,000.
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TREASURE CAY
Treasure House # 11 # 1592 -elightful 2 bed, 2 bath
comfortably furnished 1 7rTopsider style
beachside villa. Cov;Sity pool, well maintained villa.
Exceptional sea & beach views. $549,995.
Treasure House # 4- # 1582 Charming 2 bed, 2 bath
fully renovated & taste l wished 1,000 s/f Topsider
style beachside~~ any upgrades. Community pool,
well maintainedlbeachfront complex. $499,950.

"ToadHall" # 1373 5 bed/4 bath, 4,000 s/f, 2 level
Ocean Blvd. furnished otOwiew home includes 1
bed/i bath apart 1wSi'2 adjoining parcels totaling
22,500 s/f. Priae 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
course. $299,000.
Condos
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
balconies/porches.
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, 1,5-efa living space condo,
closest to beach, taste 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 furnushed beach condo, excellent sea &
beach views. Club amenities. $865,000.
Atlantis Condo 2112 -# 929- 4 bed, 4 bath 2,000 s/f 2
level furnished waterfront condo on Brigantine canal,
great water views. Preferred end unit. Includes 2 large
boat slips. Short walk to beach! $865,000.
Bahama Beach Club # 2031 #1485 3 bed, 2 bath
1,645 s/f furnished ground level condo plus private
garage. Fantastic sea & beach views. Community pool,
well maintained grounds. Excellent vacation rental or
personal get-away retreat. $862,000.
Bahama Beach Club # 2005- # 1370- 3 bed, 2 bath
ground level 1,645 s/f comfortably furnished condo.
Awesome sea views from most rooms Overlooks beach
and pool. Great vacation residence. $822,000.
Bahama Beach Club # 2014 #1478 3 bed, 2 bath,
1,645 s/f 2nd level furnished beachfront condo. Great
sea & beach views. Well manicured grounds, club
amenities. Exceptionally priced at $805,000.
Royal Poinciana # 2511 # 1483 Deluxe 2 bed, 2 bath
ground level furnished 1,300 s/f beachfront condo. Well
maintained. Great sea views, excellent rental income
potential. $625,000.


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Beach Villa 507# 782 Newly renovated, 2 bed, 2 bath
1,150 s/f villa, plus 592 s/f patios. Tastefully furnished.
Many extras. Close to beach, marina, golf course.
$490,000.
Atlantis Condo # 2202 # 987 2 bed, 2 bath, 2nd level
furnished 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/f furnished waterfront unit, includes fully
serviced boat slip & golf cart garage. Overlooks
Brigantine Bay, Near beach. $465,000.
Atlantis Condo # 2201 # 1175 2 bed, 2 bath, 1,000 s/f,
2nd level furnished waterfront condo. Recently renovated,
well maintained. Includes storage garage & private boat
slip/dock. Near beach. $460,000.
Atlantis Condo #2115- #1602 2 bed, 2 bath 950 s/f
ground level furnished condo overlooking Brigantine Bay
canal. Includes boat slip & golf cart garage. $459,000.
Royal Palm # 2311 # 1573 2 bed, 2 bath 950 s/f
furnished ground level condo overlooking harbour &
marina. Well maintained, excellent condition. Owner
occupied (not a rental unit). Includes boat slip & storage
unit. $425,000.
RoyalPalm #2304 # 1472 2 bed, 2 bath, 950 s/f
furnished ground floor level condo overlooking marina.
Includes boat slip. Rental history.
OWNER FINANCING AVAILABLE!!! $403,000.
Mariner's Cove Condominiums:
# 1181 4 bedroom, 3 bath, 2 level, 1,650 s/ffurnished harbour
front condo. tastefully refurbished. $649,000.
# 985 2 bed, 2 bath, 2 level harbour front end unit,
Refurbished in 2000 REDUCED TO $271,500.
# 655 -2 bed, 1 bath condo with marina view $249,000.

Vacant Land
Thurston Bay Beachfront DevelopmentAcreage 1579-
108.65 acres located near Treasure Cay community
entrance. Features agar ,500' sandy beachfront, plus
approx. 800.' hiatahard rock shoreline. Borders on
Geat Abaco)wy. & Treasure Cay Dr. $4,365,000.
Beach & CanalLotPackage #941- Windward Beach lot
of 17,542 s/fwith 100' of beach frontage on Sea ofAbaco,
PLUS Galleon Bay lot of 17,955 s/fwi th approx. 76' of
sea-walled canal frontage. $1,446,000.
Ocean Blvd. Jumbo SizedBeachfront Parcel # 1266 -
Approx. 52,575 s/fparcel (20 acres) with 115' sandy
beach frontage & 4600tX. Superior building lot. All
utilities available. Fantastic sea views. $1,386,000.
Ocean Blvd. Beachfront Parcel #j60 Splendid
44,600 s/f parcel on Trea asg 'Beach, 75' beach
frontage of suge l"l e sand. All utilities available.
Spectacular sN beach views. $1,350,000.
Beachfront Parcel Ocean Blvd # 876 1.5 acres with
100' of beach frontage, on ,g Qcular Treasure Cay
Beach. All utilities Valale Gorgeous beach & sea
views. ? $1,295,000.
Superb Beachfront Parcel # 1 61- Ocean Blvd. level &
cleared beach lot, 12,6$P',O' fabulous sandy beach
frontage. Breath-ta$VA sea views. $1,275,000.
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bath furnished waterfront home at entrance to Treasure Royal Palm Condo #2424 # 1399 3 bed, 3 bath, walled 17,542 s/f parcel with 100' of sand:
Cay harbour. 3,314 s/f under roof on 18,800 s/f parcel. (including loft) 2nd level, 1,264 s/f furnished condo Sea ofAbaco views. All utilities available
Boat/plane ramp to sea. Great sea views. $1,160,000. overlooking harbour & marina. Well maintained, near Windward Beach Beach Parcel #1470 -
"Dolphin Watch "-Galleon Bay # 1534 3 bed, 3.5 beach, excellent rental income potential. $549,000. with 101' of stone wall & sandy beach on S
bath furnished home (including 2 bed, 2 bath guest RoyalPalm Condo # 2420 # 1546 3 bed, 3 bath, utilities available.
cottage). Total 2,800 s/f living space. 18,000 s/f parcel, (including loft) 2nd level, 1,264 s/f furnished condo. WindwardBeach # 817 1/2 acrewaterfi
74' bulkheaded canal frontage with dock. $999,999. Great harbour & marina views. Well maintained, near directly on Sea ofAbaco, 124' beach fror
"Windover", Brigantine Bay #1507-3 bed,2bath, beach, excellent rental income potential. $549,000. installed sea wall. All utilities available.
1,750 s/fbi-level elegantly rnished canal home, plus SandDollar Condo # 7- #1456 2 bed, 2 bath, 1,000 Rock Point# 1543 12,000 s/f landscape
garage on 10,400 s/ft Aally landscaped parcel. 80' s/f ground level furnished beachfront condo. Wel Sea ofAbaco frontage. All utilities availa
bulkheaded canal frontage with private dock. $995,000. maintained, superb sea views, comunity pool. Best
Value! Priced to sell. $499,995. Ocean Blvd.# 1547/1548 -Two inland re
"Laguna" Galleon Bay W- 3 bed, 2 bath, single parcels of 10,805 s/f& 10,440 s/f. All uti
storey, 1,550 s/f ca ne, furnished, landscaped lot, public beach acess.
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April 1 ,2010


Changes in crawfish regulations will affect fishermen


By Timothy Roberts
Fishermen and local authorities were
encouraged to work together in creating
a more sustainable fishery while improv-
ing management and quality in the face
of increasing global market regulations
on crawfish exports.
At a meeting hosted by Friends of the
Environment under the campaign of Size
Matters, guest speakers Glen Pritchard
of Tropic Seafood in Nassau and Michael
Brennan, Director of the Department of
Marine Resources, both spoke to local
fisherman outlining the details of new
regulations and discussing programs and
issues for meeting these new challenges.
Mr. Pritchard, the Bahamas' largest
exporter of seafood, spoke of the ben-
efits of not catching undersized crawfish


and about the new regulations bearing
down on the industry and in particular
on crawfish.
According to a new law passed in the
United States, there are now two criteria
that all crawfish must meet. In the past
the crawfish had only to meet a length
criteria of 5.5 inches. However, now
they must also weigh at least 4.2 ounces.
The U.S. has also passed a law that all
crawfish must be shipped in their shell.
They will no longer accept just the meat.
In response to this, a number of ex-
porters came up with a no tolerance plan
to effectively not accept any undersized
crawfish from fishermen, implementing
a tracking system in which each fisher-
man must identify the catch he brings
in. During processing, if any undersized


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A meeting was held in Marsh Harbour on March 12 for fishermen to understand new
regulations both within The Bahamas and internationally. Speaking is Michael Brennan
Director of the Department of Marine Resources, who outlined the new guidelines that
The Bahamas will have to comply with. Also speaking was Glen Pritchard of Tropic
Seafood in Nassau, The Bahamas' largest exporter of seafood. The seminar was orga-
nized By d'Shan Maycock of Friends of the Environment.


crawfish are found, it will be returned
and the fisherman warned. A record is
also kept of fishermen that bring in un-
dersized crawfish.
Also the European Union (EU) has
introduced a new Catch Certificate that
must be filled out by the exporters for
every pound of crawfish. This certifi-
cated must be authenicated and verified
by The Bahamas government ensuring
that the crawfish sold was legally caught
in The Bahamas by a licensed Bahamian
fisherman. The Bahamas will be unable
to sell crawfish to the EU if no license
accompanies the shipment.
There is a voluntary program under-
way called the Marine Stewardship Coun-
cil (MSC) which is a global organization
working with fisheries, seafood compa-
nies, scientists, conservation groups and
the public to promote the best environmen-
tal choice in seafood. They will use an eco-
label reward to promote sustainable fish-
ing practices. Major seafood buyers from
around the world have made commitments
to buy only from MSC certified fisheries,
and MSC certifications may be required by
The Bahamas to maintain market access in
the future.
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market access and to promote sustainable
fishing practices.
Coordinator for the Size Matters cam-
paign at Friends of the Environment,
d'Shan Maycock, is encouraging Abaco
fishermen to be the forerunners of sus-
tainable practices in The Bahamas. The
campaign focuses on promoting good
practices such as ensuring that all craw-
fish caught are at least 5.5 inches, that
they are placed on ice on the boat, that
proper records are kept of fishing efforts
and that they fish only during season.
The program seeks the public to partici-
pate by not buying, eating or receiving any
crawfish that is undersized. They want the
public to buy lobster only during the sea-
son from licensed processors or certified
fisherman and only eat at restaurants that
have a sustainable menu program.
During the meeting the attending fish-
ermen discussed their views on the prob-
lems facing their trade. Consistently,
lack of enforcement was cited as the most
pressing problem facing the industry as it
concerned people catching out of season
as well as selling undersized and spawn-
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Stricter guidelines will force

better management of fisheries


By Timothy Roberts
The Marine Stewardship Council is an
independent international group that is
developing a program to protect fisher-
ies around the world. It has a number of
performance studies that it uses to evalu-
ate a fishery and assess the long-term sus-
tainability of the resources based on three
criteria.
Stock status and harvest strategies
Ecological and environmental impacts
Management and governance
In 2008 The Bahamas completed a pre-
assessment which compares the current
status of The Bahamas' fishery against the
MSC standard for sustainable fisheries.
This pre-assessment identified important
issues that need to be addressed before The
Bahamas can meet the MSC standard. A
full certification would take four to five
years to complete for a fishery the size of
The Bahamas.
Some of these importing countries have
targeted 2011 as the cut-off date for certifi-
cation, and The Bahamas is nowhere near
the goal of being certified. The Department
of Marine Resources, along with the World
Wildlife Fund and the Marine Resources
and Fisheries Consultants, is putting to-


gether a Fisheries Improvement Project to
prove to the MSC that The Bahamas is seri-
ous about sustainable fishing practices and
meeting MSC standards for certification.
Before any of the markets across the
world put our crawfish for sale, they want
to know that we are not exploiting our ma-
rine resources, that we are using safe prac-
tices and are not exploiting fishermen or
causing harm to our environment.
People making purchasing decisions for
seafood are considering all kinds of things
they did not consider before, said Mr. Mi-
chael Brennan, Director of the Depart-
ment of Marine Resources. Where previ-
ously the decisions were made on price and
quality, now consumers are increasingly
interested in where the food comes from,
whether or not the fishery is sustainable,
whether the people doing the harvesting
are being well paid or if they being ex-
ploited or suffering from health problems
as a result of their careers as fishermen.
There are organizations, such as the
Monterrey Bay Aquarium in California,
that have a seafood watch program and
that give consumers a list of items with
their recommendations whether or not to
purchase them.


Couple celebrates 50th

wedding anniversary
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cut and second homeowners at Casuarina
Point celebrated their 50th wedding an-
niversary on March 26th among family
and friends here on Abaco. The couple
has been coming to Abaco for the past 30
years. They eventually built their second
home here.
They met while both were serving in the
United States Air Force where they were
wed in a military ceremony at Westover
Air Force Base in Massachusetts.
Thomas is a retired Prudential Insur-
ance agent and Carol is a retired photo-
journalist from the Norwich (CT) Bulle- p
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Generally Speaking... hi dd d t^e tid


By Timothy Roberts
One needs only to look around to see
it. We are virtually surrounded by a para-
dise that few other countries could dream
of. We live on an island utopia that people
from all around the world would pay to see
and experience.
I know, sadly, it is not always obvious
to those of us who live here. As we com-
mute to and from work, or as we drop the
kids to school and do the shopping we see
nothing but the business of daily living.
It is worth our time, however, to take
a break and really take a look at what we
have here on Abaco. To take in the beauty
of the nature around us, hear the birds sing
and see the richness and diversity of our
history and culture.
I had the privilege to visit one of my
favorite places on Abaco recently; Hole-
in-the-Wall. It is absolutely stunning. The
natural landmark, a bridge of limestone
created by the natural erosion of the ocean
over many hundreds of years, is always a
picturesque pleasure to see.
The oldest lighthouse on the island, our
silent sentinel, stands majestically watch-
ing over the southernmost point of Aba-
co and the Atlantic Ocean, guiding ships
through one of the busiest shipping pas-
sages in the region.
Surrounding these landmarks is a great
diversity of nature, lush vegetation, caves
and beaches. As it is with much of Abaco,


you can find blue holes, wetlands, cop-
pice and pine forest in the surrounding
area. Words are inadequate in describing
it; however, all who have visited Hole-in-
the-Wall and the lighthouse agree that it is
absolutely beautiful.
This is just one such spot on Abaco. We
have many other places throughout Abaco
including her cays that are equally beauti-
ful and captivating. We just need a break
from our busy schedules to see it and enjoy
it for ourselves.
This paradise in which we live draws
many visitors to our islands, most of whom
come more than once. In fact, many people
who visit Abaco come back year after year
after year. Some even invest in a second
home here and "drop anchor" when they
get some Abaco sand between their toes.
But on this same trip I made to Hole-
in-the-Wall, I saw something that was
rather alarming. I noticed too often along
the way garbage littering the sides of the
road. Some areas were worse than others,
including in one place a mattress draped
over a small tree next to the road. Derelict
vehicles sat abandoned within a couple
hundred feet of the lighthouse. Empty cans
and plastic bags were scattered around the
area of the old lighthouse keeper's build-
ings. Inside, the visitors to the lighthouse
had carved names or initials into the under-
side of the lantern.
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what we have. Unfortunately, this is not
uncommon throughout our island.
What are we doing to preserve our nat-
ural and historical heritage? Do we need
something drastic to happen in order for
us to wake up and realize we need to take
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or what's left is too dirty or dilapidated to
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cleaning it up. If we don't get the vision
and take ownership and pride in what we
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good old-fashioned country food. The group of over 170 guests enjoyed the good food
and camaraderie and finished the evening off with some festive dancing. The event is
the third of the large socials put on while the boaters are on Abaco and is a nice sendoff
for the members of the club. During the next few weeks the boaters and sailors will be
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come. These boaters usually begin returning in November, spending most of their winter
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Letters From Page 9
in rehabilitation. The mind set is "once
a criminal, always a criminal." This way
of thinking is quite disturbing and rather
insulting for those trying to make an hon-
est living. Instead of picking persons up
from home, they pick them up on their
job site which is inappropriate. I say this
because this is the second time that the
same officers have picked me up from my
workplace and the first time it cost me my
job. It is almost as if they want us to be
led down that same road of a so called
"street life."
How can I continue to make an hon-
est living if I continue to be harassed at
my work? How can I possibly maintain
a job like this? On top of all of this,
these officers have no respect for any-
one and are ridiculously unprofessional.
A person is suppose to be innocent until
proven guilty. Yet we are treated quite
the opposite! We are treated as though
we are guilty from the moment we are
approached by the officers. I understand
they are taught to be stern. But there is a
thin line between sternness and unprofes-
sionalism.
How would they like for someone to
continue to harass them on their job.
Would they be able to keep it? No! I think
not. This is utter nonsense and needs to
be addressed by their superiors and by the
government. Police need to be educated
in how to be more professional and have
a better approach to people skills while
maintaining their stature as authority fig-
ures because obviously they need to be re-
trained in this area of expertise. How can
the citizens of this country respect our po-


lice or our government when we continue
to be treated like animals and not human
beings? It is savage and needs to come to
an end as of now!
Sincerely yours,
A. Omar Penn (Mr.)
Police harassment
To the Editor:
I'm pleading as a concerned citizen in
opposition to harassment from officers on
The Royal Bahamas Police Force officers
posted in Cooper's Town. I'm weary of
being wrongly accused for a crime I didn't
commit, and also of my family being ha-
rassed by officers. On Sunday morning,
March 14, 2010, a friend of mine who had
come down to visit for a few days and was
residing at a hotel telephoned me and told
me that he saw someone outside the hotel
with a gun. So I drove to the hotel to check
on my friend. Upon arrival, I knocked
on his room door which was opened by a
police officer who then asked me who I
was and what my business was there. I in-
formed him of my name and that my friend
had called me distressed so I came down to
see what the problem was.
One of the officers in the room named
Officer Scott pushed me in my chest, prac-
tically knocking me to the ground and told
me that the situation was none of my busi-
ness, then cuffed me, took me outside and
placed me in the rear of the police vehicle.
The officer and others then drove from the
hotel and took me from that settlement to
the next. They threatened my life that if I
was to say anything about this what they
would do to me and then stopped on the
side of the road, took the cuffs off and re-
leased me. One Officer Delancy started to


call me dreadful names and told me to get
out of the vehicle on the side of the road.
I asked them to take me back to my car
since they were passing the area where my
car was. Officer Bridgewater stated that
he was not the one driving, that the driver
was Officer Lewis. They all then told me
to get out of their vehicle and to get to my
car the best way that I could and left me on
side of the road.
To this point I'd like to state I felt like
I'd been kidnaped and left on the side of
the road to die by police officers in my
own hometown. Therefore, to the people
in authority and to The Commissioner of
Police, if what these officers of Cooper's
Town Police Station, Abaco, did to me is
right and lawful, I seriously would like to
know what is wrong and immoral. Please
advise your officers to refrain from any
further harassment against me and my


family, or I will have no other alternative
but to take legal action against them.
Harassed Citizen
The raping of our
environment
Dear Editor,
I recently went to see the block buster
movie Avatar, an amazing film that left
me wondering if I was not, in fact, living
the reality of this battle between protecting
the environment and the forces of greed,
corruption and lack of vision and leader-
ship being played out in our country today.
I spent the first 20 years of my voca-
tional life as a minister of religion, most
recently for 15 years as the Senior Pastor
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where environmental justice was a core
value. As a Christian community we were
involved with numerous projects of practi-
cal faith that ranged from beach restora-
tions and reef clean ups to environmental
art. This faith value was transformational
in my life and was instrumental in helping
me make a life changing decision.
Four years ago I began a new season of
life that would allow me to pursue my pas-
sion for fly fishing and take me back to
the ocean where my family has made their
living for some 320 years in The Bahamas.
I thought that becoming a fly fishing guide
would give me a quiet life sharing the
beauty and tranquility of the flats with visi-
tors from around the world. I never imag-
ined that I would find myself at the center
of a national environmental meltdown and
a movement to make a difference.
Four years ago I did not know what an
Environment Impact Assessment (EIA)
was. I had no idea what Bunker C fuel
was or how important mangroves and blue
holes are to the integrated marine environ-
ment. I had heard the voice of people like
Sam Duncombe and others who were mak-
ing noise about long line fishing and LNG.
But like most Bahamians I never took the
time to understand the issues. Today I find
myself partnered with Sam and others who
are still a "small group of people" trying
to expose the environmental terroristic ac-
tivities of unscrupulous developers, oppor-
tunistic attorneys and government officials
that are systematical selling the birth right
of the Bahamian people.
I have come to understand firsthand that
any idea of environmental protection and
best practices for the treatment of the en-
vironment in our country is simply an illu-
sion. The government will tout the BEST
Commission as the agency that is charged
with environmental oversight. But the truth
is BEST has no legal authority to enforce


any environmental laws and the fact is that
the legislation we do have regarding the
environment is totally inadequate. The EIA
process is laughable when developers can
clear cut land and dig marinas without even
submitting an EIA, or, like in the instance
of Wilson City, have one produced that
can't stand up to critical review.
In 2005 a comprehensive environmental
legislation was tabled and has become lost
in the dust of a bureaucratic graveyard. We
have seen our government taking part in en-
vironmental summits and talking about all
the great initiatives we are pursuing in The
Bahamas. But under the light of questions,
accountability and comparisons to other
countries like the Maldives, the govern-
ment's claims are weak and even vacuous.
Over the past three years I have wit-
nessed such an aggressive destruction of
our country that I had no choice but to join
the "small group of people" who have been
crying in the wilderness for years now.
This voice is growing louder as aware-
ness builds and more and more Bahamians
begin to understand the depth of destruc-
tion that is happening in our country. The
involvement of thousands in the latest cases
of Wilson City in Abaco, the tuna netting
and toxic fuel emissions in Freeport and
Saunders Beach in Nassau is evidence to
this growing choir.
I have experienced that the government
has little respect for the public's input or
intelligence when it comes to environmen-
tal issues and it projects an arrogance that
is insulting to anyone who is informed and
chooses to raise concerns. It should not
surprise us that the government is more
concerned about rhetoric that reality.
When it comes to the destruction of the en-
vironment the government is always about
deflecting.
The Minister of the Environment, Dr.
Earl Deveaux, would rather challenge my
credibility and use of the term ?environ-
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of the unchecked destruction of wetlands
and fragile marine systems on the south side
of Nassau and throughout the Bahamas. He
would also rather challenge my awareness
of the Conventions that The Bahamas has
signed such as the RAMSAR Convention.
The RAMSAR Convention is an intergov-
ernmental treaty that provides the frame-
work for national action and international
cooperation for the conservation and wise
use of wetlands and their resources, www.
ramsar.org. It also appears that it is more
important to the government that the rheto-
ric "not get out of hand" while the destruc-
tion of the environment goes unabated.
As I stood on the pipeline road at Wil-
son City on Abaco this week and looked
into the blue holes that had been filled in
with boulders and the quarry fill road that
had been made through the mangrove wet-
lands, I considered the Minister's criticism
and thought my terminology was indeed
too weak to describe what is happening
to the environment in The Bahamas. The
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and throughout the country could be more
accurately described as Environmental
RAPE.
The sadder reality is that as a culture we
are watching this terrible act and not lifting
a finger to stop it. Jesus said, What you
do to the least of these, you do unto me. I
can imagine that Jesus would be weeping
over the destruction of our water, land and
air. If we listen carefully, I am sure we
would hear the cries of future generations
of Bahamians.
For God's sake, Bahamas, wake up to
what is going on around us. Become in-
formed and make your voice heard for
truly it is not the level of rhetoric we need
to be worried about but the level of de-
struction that is out of hand. There is no
replacing those blue holes at Wilson City,
no replacing the habitat destroyed by ma-
rinas on Nassau's south side. It's all gone
and we as people have been violated.
Capt. Clint Kemp
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Emergency Services
Police Marsh Harbour 367-2560 911
B. Electricity Corp 367-2727, 367-2846, 367-4667
Water& Sewerage 475-1499, 475-5518
The following services are provided by volunteers
Fire Marsh Harbour 367-2000
Fire Dundas Town 367-2935 or 4935
Fire -Hope Town VHF Ch 16
Fire Green Turtle Cay 365-4133
Fire Man-0-War 365-6911
Treasure Cay Fire & Rescue 365-9112
BASRA Bah Air Sea Rescue Assoc all areas Marine VHF 16
Hope Town 366-0500 Marsh Harbour 367-3752
GuanaCay 365-5178 Treasure Cay 365-8749

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


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

Airlines Serving Abaco
Abaco Air- Nassau, N Eleuthera, Moores Is........367-2266
A m erican Eagle M iam i .............. .....................367-2231
Bahamasair Nassau,W. Palm B, Ft Laud .......... 367-2095
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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 A ir 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 Charters .............. .....................367-3450



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

Taxi Cab Fares one or two passengers
Extra $3 for each passengers above two
Marsh Harbour Airport to: (effective Dec 08)
Clinic, Dow ntow n, Regattas ........ .........................$10
Ab Bch Resort, Eastern Shore close, Ferry ........... $15
Spring City $15
Dundas Town, Nat Ins bldg, C Abaco Primary Sch .........$15
M urphy Tow n & G reat. Cistern ......................... ........ $20
S nake C ay .............. ....... ............... $35
C a su a rina P o in t ....................................... ............. $ 6 0
Cherokee, W inding Bay, Little Harbour... .................. $80
Baham a Palm Shore ............ ........ ..................$90
C rossing Rocks ..... ..... .. ................ $105
Sandy Point ......................$150
L e is u re L e e ................. ................ ... ......... ...... $ 5 0
Treasure CayAirport, G Turtle ferry ............................$80
Treasure Cay Resort ............ .. ...... ...... ......... $85
F o x T o 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 Dec 085
G reen Turtle C ay ferry dock ............................................$10
M ade ira P a rk ........................................ $ 20
S and 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 ood C ay .......................................... $ 70
M o unt H ope ..........................................$ 80
Fo 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


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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 Not
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 Airport8 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
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Attractions
Albert Lowe Museum .......................................Green Turtle Cay
Capt Roland Roberts House, reef exhibits.......Green Turtle Cay
Memorial Sculpture Garden.......................... Green Turtle Cay
Wyannie Malone Historical Museum........................Hope Town
Elbow Cay Light Station...........................................Hope Town
Walk to & swim on Mermaid Reef off M Harb...Pelican Shore
Drive to & swim in Blue Hole .............Treasure Cay farm road
Art studio & working foundry- ....................... Little Harbour
Working boatyards........................................ Man-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
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Items of interest Man-0-War boat yards Blackwood
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Abaco wild horses by appointment 367-4805 Bird watching -
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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
Treasure Cay Marinal50 ...... F......365-8250
Man-O-War
Man-O-War Marina ...26....... F......365-6008
Marsh Harbour
Boat Harbour Marina183....... F......367-2736
Conch Inn...................75....... F .....367-4000
Harbour View Marina .36....... F .....367-2182
Mangoes Marina........29................367-2366
Marsh Harbour Marina52 F 367 2700
Hope Town
Hope Town Marina.....16................366-0003
Hope Town Hideaways...................366-0224
Lighthouse Marina .......6....... F......366-0154
Sea Spray ..................60....... F......366-0065
Spanish Cay
Spanish Cay Marina...75....... F......365-0083
Guana Cay
Orchid Bay .................64 ...... F......365-5175
Boats can clear Customs at Green Turtle Cay,
Treasure Cay or Marsh Harbour


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Everyone reads The Abaconian sT

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

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


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


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


To Abaco by land and sea from Florida Take Discovery Cruise
Line (954-971-7347) from Ft. Lauderdale to Freeport Bus to McLeans Town *
Ferry to Crown Haven Bus, taxi or rental car to Green Turtle Ferry or Marsh
Harbour *Taxi to Marsh Harbour ferry dock Ferry to Hope Town, Man-0-War
or Guana Cay Its an adventure
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Page 23


Visitors' Guide
Restaurants Services Transportation


Restaurant Guide
Prices $ Low, $$ Moderate, $$$ Upper
(Based on dinner entree range)
+ Picnic tables & restroom only t Provides ride from town
Marsh Harbour
Anglers.........................$$$ ....... ....367-2158
Blue M arlin .........................$ .............367-2002
Curly Tails ......................$$$ .............367-4444
Gino's...................... .... ......... 367-7272
Golden Grouper ..............$ ...........367-2301
Island Cafe .........................$ .............367-6444
Jamie's Place .....................$ ........367-2880
Jib Room .........................$$ .............367-2700
Kentucky Fried Chicken..................367-2615
Mandarin Chinese ..............................367-0544
Mangoes ......................$$$ .............367-2366
Pinacle .... ... ...... $ .. ..$... .....
Pop's Place ........................$ .....+....367-3796
Sea Shells .........................$ ........... ..367-4460
Snack Shack .....................$.....+.....367-4005
Snappas.............................. .........367-2278
Signatire Sandwiches .......................................
W allys .......................... $$$ .............367-2074
Hope Town
Abaco Inn ...................$$$ .............366-0133
Cap'n Jacks .......................$ ............366-0247
Harbour's Edge........ $$...........366-0087
H T Harbour Lodge .......$$$ .............366-0095
Munchies ............... ......... ..... ...366-0423
OnDa Beach ...............................366-0558
Sea Spray ...................... $$ ..... ::..... 366-0065
Little Harbour
Pete's Pub.................................. 366-3503
Lubber's Quarter
Cracker P's................................. 366-3139
Man-O-War
Drop'n Dine..................... 365-6008
Hibiscus Cafe .............................365-6380
Island Treats Snack Bar.....................365-6501
Guana Cay
Grabbers......................$$$ .............365-5133
Nippers ........................ $$$ ............365-5143
Orchid Bay .....................$$$ ............265-5175
Treasure Cay
Florence's Cafe ................$
Coconuts......................
Harbour Cafe ....................$.............365-8635
Hudson's Delight ...............$ ............365-8648
Spinnaker Restaurant ...$$$.............365-8469
Traveller's Rest ......................... 365-8654
Touch of Class .............$$$ .............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 ................$$ ...........365-4066
Sundowners .......................................365-4060
Wrecking Tree Restaurant
Sandy Point
Nancy's ........................
Pete & Gays .................$$$ ............ 366-4119
Rickmon Bonefish Lodge...................366-4477








Page 24 Section A The Abaconian April 1 2010


HOMES *HOMES
Yellow Wood -
Cherokee Sound FEATU I
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath
-.1062 s.f Residence.
0.565 Acre 24,621 s.f.
Hillside Lot
Excellent Rental
History
Fully Furnished &
Equipped.
#CSH1145 259,000.


Hope Town -
Elbow Cay


-0.049 Acre 2,140 s.f
- 3 Bedroom, 1 Bath
- 1,700 s.f Residence
- Views of Lighthouse
from upstairs loft
- Private Yard
- Central Town location
$HTH1146- S630,000.

Great Guana Cay
1.5 Acres
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bath
-1,760 s.f Residence
Covered & Open Decks
-160' of Ocean Beach
Fabulous Ocean Views
-Additional Land Available
Boat Slip Available
#GGH1129 $1,975,000


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.
#GGV1008 $9,995,000.
* "PRINCE'S TRUST" Estate 12.5 Acres 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths -
1,760 s.f Residence Covered and open decks 593' of Ocean Beach -
664' on Sea of Abaco Fabulous Views Private Boat Basin.
#GGH1096 $4,950,000.
* "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 corer. #GGH1129 $1,975,000.


Other Shore Club'f


"FEATUI











17 i


RED LISTING
Green Turtle Cay
Deep draft Marina
Shell Fuel Dock
Bay Dock
Residences 5,583 s.f.
Land 2.7 Acres
Bar/Restaurant 272s.f.
Pool
Prime Dev. Potential
#GTH1151
Price Upon Request

RED LISTING
Green Turtle Cay
5 Bedrooms, 4 Baths
4 ,77 s f Residence


35 Acres Sea-to-Sea
- 130'Ocean Beachfront
-200' on Coco Bay
-Private Dock on Coco Bay
- 15KWAux Gen.
600 GPD -Watemnaker
#GTH1097 Four Possible Sale
Options From: $462,000 for
1 acre w/dock lic. on Coco Bay.
to $2,300,000 for entire Estate

Green Turtle Cay
-2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths.
Bunkroom
-1,455 s.f Luxury Villa
-0.173 Acre
Covered Screen Porch
-Golf Cart Garage
Deeded Dock Boat Lift
Auxiliary Generator
Complete Renovation 07'
#GTH1098 $750,000.

Green Turtle Cay
-Land 10,890 s.f 0.25 Acre
-3 Bedroom, 2 Bath
1,600 s.f of Residence
500 s.f Screened Porch
Tile Floors throughout
-Open Floorplan
Panoramic Water Views
-35,000 gallon cistern
Fully Furnished
ImpactDoors & Windows
GTH1150- $699,000.

Green Turtle Cay
-Land 17,191 s.f 0.394 Acre
3 Bedroom, 2 Bath
1152 s.f of Residence
-Covered Screened Porch
-Hand Scraped wood floors
-Travertine Tiles
-Fabulous Coco Bay Views
-15,000 gallon cistern
-Tool shed
ImpactDoors & Windows
GTH1149- $665,000.


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
- Ocean Views
- Rental History
#GGH1011- $340,000.


VACANT LAND


ELBOW CAY

"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
HTV 1125- $495,000



Great Guana Cay
GREAT GUANA CAY



B 2.2 Acres -
S95,832 s.f
2-100' Atlantic Beach
S100o Sea of Abaco
-frontage to build dock
Fabulous Ocean Views
Additional Land Available
CrawlBight" #GGV1143- $895,000.


* "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 -#GGV1112-$850,000

* "AERIE" Parcel # 58 Orchid Bay 174,775 s.f 4.012 Acres -
Drchid 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 ofAbaco Frontage 43,803 sq.ft..
- 1.0055 Acres Great Sea of Abaco Views Beach Access Boat Slips
Available GGV1131 NEW $685,000.
* PARCEL"C" at PRINCE'S TRUST- Fabulous Waterfront
Building Site 204' Southwest Sea of Abaco Frontage 54,360 sq.ft..
- 1.2480 Acres Great Sea ofAbaco 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. #GTV1080 $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
S0.5639 acres 105' of Black Sound frontage Ideal home site Dock
site possible. #GTV1122- NEW $325,000.

S"MADEIRA HILL" 65,208 s.f. 1.497 Acre Dock Access -
Beach Access Good Elevation. #GTV 1009 $395,000.

"COCO BAYBREEZE" -- Two Prime Building Sites -.2699 Acre
.2255 Acre DockAccess 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
#GTV1074 $59,000.


MAN-O-WAR CAY
"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 Semi-Private Dock. #MWH1019 $840,000.

Man-O-War Cay-
Settlement
4 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths.
1,240 s.f Residence.
0.3213 Acre 14,000 s.f
Hillside for great Ocean
Views.
Beautifully Landscaped
Fully Furnished &
Equipped.
"Buttonwood" #MWH1020 $525,000.

"Dickie's Cay"
-Residence 1,052 s.f
-4 bedroom, 1 bath
-Guest Cottage 230 s.f.
1 bedroom, 1 bath
-Land 15,899s.f-.365 Acre
-260' Sea to Sea frontage
-Built by William
H. Albury
"Sailor's Rest" i #MWHl144 $775,000.
/~ Man-O-Var Cay
Eastern Harbour
2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths
1,030 s.f Residence -
1,290 s.f Covered Deck
0.877 Acres
82' Ocean Frontage
Semi-Private Dock.,
Superb Ocean Views

"Coconut Grove Cottage" #MWH1076- $1,270,000.


Man-O-War Cay
- 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths
- 1,560 s.f Residence.
- 1,040 s.f. Verandahs
- Land 1.824 Acres
Entire S.E. Point of
Dickie's Cay
- Private Dock
-Auxiliary Generator
- Fabulous Views
#MWH1099- $1,850,000.

Man-O-War Cay
- 2 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths.
- 1,220 s.f Residence.
- 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath.
- 532 s.f Guest House
- Land Sea-to-Sea
32,571 s.f 0.74 Acre
-165' Ocean Beach Front
Private Dock
Fabulous Views
#MWH1134 $2,100,000.

Man-O-War Cay

0.975 Acres -
100' Ocean Beachfront
-127' Creek front
3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths
-1,336 s.f Residence
-88' dock, 35' T
Auxiliary Generator
#MWH1139- $2,150,000.


2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths.
2,664 s.f. Residence.
-2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath.
838 s.f Guest House
a Land -Sea-to-Sea
43,800 sf. 1.1 Acres
98' Ocean Beach Front
Private Dock On Creek
Fabulous Views
MWH1116 $3,750,000.
Scotland Cay
0.874 Acres
S1,900 s.f ofResidence
3 Bedroom, 2 Bath
Open floor plan
dock slip in
manna
145.70' Sea of Abaco
Fabulous Views

#SCH1148 $2,250,000.

TILLOO CAY
"BOUNTIFULLY BLESSED" 2 Bedroom, 1.5 Bath 800 s.f
residence 375 Acre, sea to sea 109' of frontage 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 51,350,000.

MANOWAR CAY
"GRAND BOIS" Rare Prime Ocean-front building site 0.51 Acre
125'Atlantic Ocean frontage Central Location Fabulous Ocean
Views-Lush Native Foliage. #MWV1081 NEW PRICE $459,000.
"SUMMERPLACE" Prime Building Site 10,719 s.f 0.246 Acre
Over 150' of Sea of Abaco frontage Concrete Sewall on Sea of Abaco -
103' x 6' private dock on Man-O-War harbour Fabulous Sea of Abaco
views. #MWV1082 NEW PRICE $325,000.

SCOTLAND CAY
*"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


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VOLUME 18 NUMBER 7


APRIL 1st, 2010


9-year-old Yelena of St. Francis wins National Spelling Bee

St. Francis student came in first; S.C. Bootle student came in fourth


i wo outstanding stuaents returnea dacK on Aoaco having excellea at tne ational peeling nee nela on iviarcn zu in ivassau. A crowa
was at the airport to welcome them. Yelena Persaud of St. Francis de Sales School, fourth from left, was named the Champion while
Jasmine Taylor of S.C. Bootle High School, third from left, came in fourth, a fantastic accomplishment. The two students are shown
with Administrator Cephas Cooper and Abaco's Eduction Superintendent Lenora Black on their left and Ms. Frederick, spelling
coach at St. Francis; Josephine Kumar, Principal of St. Francis; Administrator Maxine Duncombe; Ms. Shannal Johnson, teacher at
St. Francis; and Haneefa Persaud, Yelena's mother holding her trophy.


By Timothy Roberts
Obelisk. This is the word that nine-year-
old Yelena Persaud spelled correctly to win
first place and become the nation's newest
and youngest spelling bee champion.
On her way to winning the 13th Annual
Bahamas National Spelling Bee competi-
tion young Yelena outdid 19 others in-
cluding both 12-year-old Malik Stuart, an
eighth grade student of St. John's College,
and 12-year-old Alexis Knowles, a seventh
grade student of San Salvador High who
tied for second place. Coming in fourth
was Jasmine Taylor, an eighth grade stu-
dent from S.C. Bootle High School in Coo-
per's Town.
Yelena, a sixth grade student at St.
Francis de Sales Catholic School, was ex-
cited and very happy at her victory. She
said she was confident and relaxed as she
was attending the national competition for
the second time.
David and Haneefa Persaud, Yelena's
parents are very proud of their daughter
and said she was very relaxed and focused.
The winner of the national competition
goes on to compete for The Bahamas at
the Howard Scripps National Spelling Bee
in Washington, D.C., on May 28 and the
Persauds have every confidence that she
will do well.
Mrs. Persaud and teacher Miriam Fred-
ericks, who coached her in preparation
Please see Spelling Bee Page 2


Catholics celebrate 50 years

as a Bahamian Diocese


W, IJ I F
Catholic Archbishop Patrick Pinder celebrated mass at St. Francis de Sales Catholic
Church in Marsh Harbour on March 14. The service included the confirmation of 12
children and a communion service. The Arch Bishop was accompanied by ten Knights
of Columbus members.


By Samantha V. Evans
March 14th was a day of great celebra-
tion for the Catholic churches on Abaco as
Archbishop Patrick Pinder was on Abaco
to celebrate with them and to officiate at
communion and confirmation. The Arch-
bishop was also here as a part of the Pil-
grimage visit with the Knights of Colum-
bus. The Pilgrimage is made up of various
organizations in the Catholic churches.
This 50th anniversary celebration be-
gan at the church on the fourth Sunday in


Lent with a procession of the first com-
munion and confirmation candidates.
The church was packed to capacity as
members, family and friends came to cel-
ebrate with them. The Archbishop asked
the congregation to be thankful for all that
God has done for them. As a part of this
50th anniversary, the pilgrimage is a part
of this celebration.
The twelve children who were con-

Please see Archbishop Page 24


Abaco's Teacher of

the Year is named


Robertha Lindsey, center, a teacher at Cerntal Abaco Primary School was named
Teacher of the Year for the Abaco District. She will now compete nationally for Teacher
of the Year honour. Other finalists were Enrique Brown from Treasure Cay Primary
School and Monique Miller from Abaco Central High School.


By Timothy Roberts
Abaco's Ministry of Education award-
ed the district's Teacher of the Year award
to Robertha Lindsey of Central Abaco
Primary School on March 12. Ms. Lind-
sey, who was overwhelmed with emotion
at receiving the award, will go on to New
Providence to represent Abaco in the Na
tional Teacher of the Year program.
Ms. Lindsey, who has been teaching
since 1998, thanked them for choosing


her to be Abaco's representative, and
said, "I wanted to be excellent in whatev-
er I was called on to do." She has always
taught her students that "excellence is the
key to a brighter future" for each student
and for the Bahamas.
Ms. Lindsey was chosen from three
finalists who included Enrique Brown
from Treasure Cay Primary School and
Please see Teacher Page 2






Page 2 Section B The Abaconian


Abaco won second championship in three years


Spelling Bee From Page 2
for the competition, were confident that
Yelena would win. "I never had any doubt
that she would win because she has been
participating in competitions from the first
grade," said Ms. Fredericks.
Mrs. Persaud said her daughter worked
hard for the win and did not mind having
to dedicate more time on the weekend in
preparation for the spelling bee.
Mrs. Josephine Giraud-Kumar, prin-
cipal of St. Francisl, was "absolutely de-
lighted and elated" at Yelena's victory.
"This is a victory for Abaco," said Mrs.
Giraud-Kumar and added "We are going
to Washington to win!"
Mrs. Lenora Black, District Superinten-
dent for Abaco, was ecstatic at the results
and said that our success nationally was be-
cause of our teachers, students, parents and
communities coming together in support of


education. She proudly noted that this is
Abaco's second winner in three years.
Jasmine Taylor, the 13-year-old daugh-
ter of S.C. Bootle High School's Senior
Mistress and Physical Education teacher,
placed fourth in the nation. She also felt
more relaxed and confident on her second
trip to the national competition which was
held on March 21 in Nassau.
The National Spelling Bee puts students
of grades five through eight in an open
competition against each other. The win-
ner goes on to represent the Bahamas at the
Scripps National Spelling Bee which is the
United States' largest and longest-running
educational promotion administered on a
not-for-profit basis by the E.W. Scripps
Company and local spelling bee sponsors
in the United States, The Bahamas, Cana-
da, China, Ghana, Jamaica, New Zealand
and South Korea.


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Mattresses Regular Semi Orthopedic
Single Mattress $175 Box Springs $110 Single Mattress $190 Box Springs $120
Double Mattress $205 Box Springs $120 Double Mattress$225 BoxSprings $125
Orthopedic Commercial Carpet $12.50 sq. yd.
DoubleMattress$252 BoxSprngs$150 Residential Carpet starting from $18.5
Queen Mattress$280 BoxSprings$185 -
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Call or come into our showroom Located opposite old Lowe's Pharmacy
Marsh Harbour Ph: 367-0546


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Laminate Flooring We repair Eureka Vacuum Cleaners


A crowd of teachers, principals, students and friends greeted Yelena Persaud and Jas-
mine Taylor on their return to Abaco from their participation in the National Spelling Bee
where they made Abaco proud. A motorcade formed to escort them into town.


Teacher From Page 1
Monique Miller from Abaco Central High
School. This is the sixth winner from Cen-
tral Abaco Primary School of the district's
Teacher of the Year award.
Ms. Black, Ministry of Education's
Abaco Director, said the ninth annual
Teacher of the Year activity, under the
theme Transforming Lives, Actualizing
Potential, celebrates excellence in the pro-
fession while seeking to highlight the sig-
nificant role of teachers in nation-building
and to honor and award teachers for their
outstanding contributions in the field of
education.
All teachers involved underwent vig-
orous scrutiny, were first identified and


brought to the Ministry's attention by
their individual school's administration,
teacher, parents and students as teachers of
excellence. Once chosen each teacher was
observed unannounced and was graded on
teaching proficiency, involvement in ex-
tracurricular activity, professional devel-
opment activity, outstanding contributions
made to the field of education, and their
personal philosophy on education.
The committee that chooses the Teacher
of the Year is made up of Mrs. Felamese
Sawyer, Mr. Leslie Rolle, Mrs. Black and
Mrs. Josephine Kumar. Mr. Rolle said it
was not an easy task to choose who would
represent the district of Abaco. "They all
performed exceptionally well," he said.


CONTACT:
Bill Thompson or Elaine Thompson
ABACOREAL ESTATE AGENCYTel: (242) 367-2719 Cell: (242) 477-5712


home, 203' waterlbeach,
protected dock, 1+acres
GUANA CAY "


$,


Lot 97 30,606 sq. ft. 155
waterfront US$579,000

f FOII


$2,000,000


conui lyme $249,000
$569,000 "All serious offers entertained"


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


ews, snared dock
US$839,000


2/1
E^ A!


Casuarina Point 2/2
home across from beach
$230,000


Cotta e on 1/2 acre.
$229,000


protected private dock
US$T50,000 .201


Atage (great potential rental
income) "must see'


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April 1, 2010


The Abaconian Section B Page 3


SIRbahamas.com


New Prices New Listings Great Values


SNEW LISTING
LUBBERS QUARTERS #5349
MIRAMAR WATERFRONT Two side by side
waterfront lotsontheSea ofAbaco&an addiional inland
lot 2 bed 2 bath cottage & a dock.US$870,000.
Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com


MAN-U-WAK LAY #5064
ANNEBONNY-WATERFRONT 180ftofthebestharbour
in theAbacos,98ft dock. 1.23 acres; 360 degree views;
charming down east 3 bed cottage.US$ 1,500,000.
Christopher.Albury@SothebysRealty.com


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


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


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











MAN-O-WAR CAY #4336
WATERFRONT LOOKOUT HOUSE Stunning views
overlookingwestem harbour,2bed I bath main house
with I bed I bath dockhouse cottage.$1,395,000.
Bill.Albury@SothebysRealty.com


degree views, swimming pool, recreation room,
wrap around covered porches. $1,750,000.
Bill.Albury@SothebysRealty.com


MARSH HARBOUR #5162
WATERFRONT SUR LA MER EASTERN SHORES
2 bed 2 bath plus bonus room & decks. Desirable
neighbourhood. Steps to beach.US$950,000.
Lydia.Bodamer@SothebysRealty.com


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










NEW LISTING
MAN-O-WAR CAY #5353
AURORA COTTAGE Well-built 1,200 sqft
home. 2 bed 2 bath, central A/C. Just
steps from the beach. US$385,000.
Christopher.Albury@SothebysRealty.com











MARSH HARBOUR #5151
WATERFRONT THE RESIDENCES 5 star high end
3 bed 3.5 bath at the Abaco Beach Resort and
the largerst marina in the Bahamas. $1,415,000.
Bill.Albury@SothebysRealty.com


IvAnSoHn Annouv #f4o58
WATERFRONT GRANDER GREATABACO CLUB
3 bed 2 bath, add your own finishing touches.
Prime area with 55ft dock. US$585,000.
Lydia.Bodamer@SothebysRealty.com


LUDDLIB kQUAItE5l#C K.4 I3y.9
GETAWAY ABAco OCEAN CLUB Escape from it all!
Cozy I bed I bath cottage withA/C on the water.
Community dock. Extra lot available. $349,000.
Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com











MARSH HARBOUR #5233
WATERFRONT ST.CHAFuEs PLACE SUNRISE BAY
Stunning 4 bed 4 bath home with direct beach
access and private dock slip. US$2,800,000.
Bill.Albury@SothebysRealty.com


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


NEW LISTING
MARSH HARBOUR #5283
THOMPSON HOUSE BARRACUDA LANE
3 bed 3 bath newly built with modern
kitchen, high end appliances. $492,000.
Bill.Albury@SothebysRealty.com


LUDOLI S UAi K I S 3Z 1
LOT 4 EASTVIEW 11.181 sqfr wooded lot4 lots
from east side of Lubbers on the Sea of Abaco.
Designaed docksliptotieupto 30 f boat$165,000.
Jane.Patterson@SothebysRealty.com











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.
Bill.Albury@SothebysRealty.com


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.
Bill.Albury@SothebysRealty.com


I 11 I1. U. Y #a JU o3/
FARSIDE Make an impression with the most unique
and desirable island estate in Abaco. 5 bed 6 bath.
Hangar, dockage for 80ft vessel. US$4,850,000.
Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com


TII.LOO CAY #4464 T[.I.OO CAY #4921
A WENCH'S VIEW WATERFRONT 4 bed REEL DRAG WATERFRONT FISHERMAN'S
4 bath immaculate retreat with 97' dock. PARADISE Extensive docks & boat lifts. Fabulous
360 degree ocean views. US$3,500,000. newly built 4 bed 3 bath. US$1,200,000.
Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com


TILLOO CAY #4947
ToP-A-TIua-- OCEAVViEWS -AFFORDABLE Where
can you get brand new construction with views for this
price? Short walk to beach & dockage.US$259,000.
Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com


George Damianos Kerry Sullivan
Broker, Owner Broker
t 242.362.4211 242.366.0163


WINDING BAY #5126 & #5127
THE ABACO CLUB World class beach offers
total privacy behind the gates of the unique Ritz
Carlton Club US$1,500,000.- $2,500,000
Bill.Albury@SothebysRealty.com


Laurie Schreiner Jane Patterson
Estate Agent Estate Agent
t 242.367.5046 242.366.0035


TILLOO CAY #4317
WATERFRONT BEACHWOOD COTTAGE Enjoy
picturesque sunsets from this cozy waterfront
cottage.AND the boat's included! $339,000.
Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com


WINDING BAY #5235
THE ABACO CLUB LOT #30 Best
priced beachfront estate lot available.
Over 1.5 acres. US$1,750,000.
Bill.Albury@SothebysRealty.com


Stan Sawyer BillAlbury Lydia Bodamer Chris Albury
Estate Agent Estate Agent Estate Agent Estate Agent
t 242.577.0298 c 242.367.5046 t 242.367.5046 242.367.5046


Member of the Bahamas MLS


LUBBERS QUARTERS
#4578 ABACO OCEAN CLUB Lot 17 Gorgeous WaterView. $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 EASTVIEW 11,181 sq.ft with designated dock slip. $165,000. Jane Patterson
#4713 NORTH END LOTS 2 & 4 Beachfront. $180,000 each. Laurie Schreiner
#4714 INTERIOR LOTS 14,295 sq.ft. $59.500 $62,000 each. Laurie Schreiner

TILLOO CAY
#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 OneWaterfrontAcre Great elevation, room for dock. $290,000. Laurie Schreiner

OTHER CAYS
#4493 GREEN TURTLE CAY Leeward Yacht Club Lots & house packages. From $275.000.
Stan Sawyer
#4533 GUANA CAY Dolphin Beach Estates. Lot 68 HilltopView. $180.000. 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

MAINLAND
#4071 BAHAMA PALM SHORES Lot 43 Good residential area. $30,000. BillAlbury
#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 Abaco Waterfront. $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


April 1st 2010







Page 4 Section B


The Abaconian


April 1 ,2010


News of the Cays


Green Turtle Cay
By Annabelle Cross
It's the beginning of Spring and we are
looking forward to warmer weather and
outdoor activities. It's time to pack away
the jackets and blankets and hope Mother
Nature cooperates. Schools will be clos-
ing for Spring Break, and the children are
looking forward to picnics and swimming.
Amy Roberts Primary School will have its
annual Spring Fair and Grand Raffle on
March 27th. The Island Roots Heritage
Festival Committee is finalizing plans for
the 7th annual festival to be held April 30
- May 2nd. Expect an exciting, fun filled
weekend as we "Discover the Treasure of
Our Heritage."
Our community was saddened by the
devastation and loss of life after the earth-
quake in Haiti. The Haitian nationals in
our community waited days to hear if their
relatives were safe. A community meeting
was held to discuss how we could assist the
people of Haiti and representatives of the
Abaco branch of the Bahamas Red Cross
were in attendance. It was decided that
monetary donations would purchase much
needed medical and food supplies. Volun-
teers agreed to go on a walkabout through
town to collect donations. The people of
Green Turtle Cay were very generous and
$6400 was donated to the Red Cross for
the people of Haiti.
After decades of promises the infra-
structure is almost all in place to bring wa-
ter to Green Turtle Cay. It will be brought
underwater from the Abaco mainland. The
pipeline is now in place to deliver the water
to the storage area across from BTC. The
construction crews responsible for install-


ing the underground pipe are to be com-
mended for doing an excellent job. They
worked quickly to avoid having the road
closed for an extended length of time and
left no patched areas in the road.
Community meeting
A community Town Meeting was held
to discuss a proposed subdivision for
Green Turtle Cay. This subdivision will be
located on vacant, undeveloped community
property north of Bethell Estates. Adminis-
trator Maxine Duncombe spoke on behalf
of the Department of Lands and Surveys
and the Member of Parliament for North
Abaco, the Rt. Hon. Hubert Ingraham. A
drawing of the proposed subdivision has
been posted, and the Prime Minister is in-
terested in feedback from the residents of
Green Turtle Cay before the final draft. As
proposed there are 186 residential lots 70
feet by 170 feet. Areas have been reserved
for green spaces and a sports field. The
proposed commercial area is small because
it should not be a detriment to the historic
town of New Plymouth. No price range for
the lots has been decided.
Ms. Duncombe opened the floor for
comments. The meeting was well attended
and the discussion lively. Ms. Duncombe
was an excellent moderator, and every-
one who made a comment was heard. The
view of most in attendance is that the lots
should be offered first to current residents
of Green Turtle Cay who are NOT prop-
erty owners. It is felt that parents should
be able to purchase property for their chil-
dren, but there has to be a limit to how
many lots a person can own. Some persons
felt that some lots should be reserved for a
future generation.


The question was raised as to how the
lots would be assigned as there are lots on
the water as well as in less desirable areas.
It was suggested that persons should not be
allowed to buy lots and resell them. Lots
should be sold back to the government if
not developed. Mortgage assistance should
be offered by the Mortgage Corporation
of The Bahamas. Infrastructure should be
put in place and a fire house should be in-
cluded. A community center was also sug-
gested. The meeting was productive and
Administrator Duncombe has forwarded
the concerns and suggestions to the Depart-
ment of Lands and Surveys.
School News
The academic year is passing quickly
and Green Turtle Cay students are making
the grade. Rebecca Roberts received awards
for her outstanding performance in the
2009 Grade
Level As-
sessment
Tests. She
received the
highest score
on Abaco in
Mathemat-
ics and was
Abacos top Rebecca Roberts
6th grade


Iv tCTrr has ancurniines- I,ob/,uuu
.he Love Shack 3-B~~:.5 Bath 4700 sq. ft.
cear ient estate situated-on two 100' wide
ots. Stunning views from every room. The
3est value in beachfront homes in Treasure
lay! $1,600,000
Sunny Side 2 Bed, 2 Bath modern home across
rom our world famous Treasure Cay beach,
iext to green way access. $799,000
Sugar Shack 4 Bed 3 Bath 3200 sq. ft. fully fur-
lished two storey canal home on Galleon Bay
Nith pool, 85'dock, boatlift and garage apart-
ment $1,590,000 NEW LISTING
Palm Bay 6 Newly completed, fully furnished
Bedroom, 3 -1/2 bath, 2 level waterfront
lome featuring spectacular views along Trea-
sure Cay Marina, 20' beam boat slip with elec.
3reat rental history $809,000.00
Royal Poinciana 2513 Oceanfront 2 Bed, 2
3ath fully furnished condo with water views
rom every room! $645,000
Royal Poinciana 2615 3 Bed 3 Bath Ocean-
ront condo. Fully furnished upper end unit
with great rental potential. $680,000 NEW
LISTINGG
Royal Palm 2301 2 Bed, 2 Bath newly reno-
/ated condo with boat slip and storage locker.
$579,000
Royal Palm 2338 2 Bed, 2 Bath Condo with
3oat slip on Treasure Cay World Class Marina.
$575,000
Royal Palm 2337 2 Bed, 2 Bath Downstairs
:ondo with view of Marina. Boat slip with bo-
ius of boat lift! $550,000
Royal Palm 2314 2 bed, 2 bath furnished con-
Jo overlooking Treasure Cay Marina. Boat slip
and storage unit included. $416,500


Quitel Charlton won Abaco's Ju-
nior Achievers Speech Competition.
GLAT achiever. Rebecca was a student
at Amy Roberts Primary and is the great-
granddaughter of the late Amy Roberts.
Rebecca is now an honor roll student at
Forest Heights Academy.
Quitel Charlton was the winner of the
Abaco Junior Achievers Speech Com-
petition. She is now eligible to enter the
National Junior Achievers Speech Com-
petition and the Texaco Speech Competi-
tion. Quitel has been entering and winning
speech competitions since primary school.
She is currently a student at St. Francis de
Sales.

Please see Cays Page 6


$470,000 -"'
Royal Palm 2380 2 Bed, 2 Bath lower unit on
Brigantine Bay canal with large 16'wide boat-
slip. $350,000 NEW PRICE
Mariner's Cove 1510 Town House, 2 Bed, 1.5
Bath, professionally decorated with beautiful
marina view. $279,500
Mariner's Cove 1509 Town House, 2 Bed, 1.5
Bath, direct harbor view in desirable 1500
building. Fully furnished, includes garage.
$269,000
Mariner's Cove 1106 Townhouse, 2 Bed, 1
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
Beach Villa 685 2 Bed 2 Bath Fully furnished
villa within steps of beach and pool. Good
rental history. $393,500
Paradise Found 2 Story, 6 Bed, 3 Bath Canal-
front home on Galleon Bay with dock and tiki
hut. $578,000 UNDER CONTRACT
Lot 8 Block 198 Brigantine canal homesite
with 90 ft. of seawall in Treasure Cay's most
protected canal. Choice water views. $287,000
Lot 21, Block 200 Waterfront homesite 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
Lot 1 BIk 184 Windward Beach Excellent
sandy beachfront homesite with 90 feet of
width and 180 feet of depth. Readyto build on.
$545,000.00 NEW LISTING


Office: 242-365-8467 U.S. Tel: 843-278-0277

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abaco

waterfront

properties
A Sandra Evans Company Tel: 242.367.0365
Abaco, Bahamas Cel: 242.577.0347

www.AbacoWaterfrontProperties.com

Exclusive Listings
Bahama Palm Shores: Pinehurst, B33, L53, incredible value vacant lot US$12,000.
Bahama Palm Shores: Pinehurst, B32, L29, road access property US$ 15,000.
Bahama Palm Shores: Pinehurst, B45, L240, road and beach access US$15,000.
Bahama Palm Shores: 340' of pristine private beachfront US$ I 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.
Eastern Shores: Deluxe property with dockage on "The Cut" US$525,000.
GreatAbaco Club: Elevation, views, accommodates 65' boat US$295,000.
Great Abaco Club: Oversize property, sea views, dockage US$295,000.
GreatAbaco Club: Spectacular home, pool dock for 65' boat BS$1.45m
GreatAbaco Club: Direct Sea of Abaco home plus dockage. US$1.175m
Guana Cay: Hillside lot with 360 views and proposed dockage US$109,000.
Leisure Lee: Best priced waterfront home, deepwater dock, beach access
US$449,000.
Leisure Lee: Bulkheaded deepwater property, near beach access US$199,000.
Pelican Shores:Total luxury 4 bed/ 4 bath waterfront home BS$1.5m
Three Beaches:Adjacent properties near beach access, private and secure
US$34,900@
Three Beaches: Hilltop lot, view, beach access US$49,000
Treasure Cay:Awesome luxury beachfront parcel with sea to sea views
US$599,000.
Turtle Rocks: Unspoiled %acre property, area developing nicely US$208,500.

info@AbacoWaterfrontProperties.com


Bill Thorndycraft, BRI
Sandra Evans, BRI, CRB, CRS, CIPS


afon oca Condos


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Everett Finder
Sales Associate


Treasure Cay Properties Offered by Treasure Cay Specialists

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


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

3. THE COTTAGES
Now the newest oceanfront development
on Treasure Cay beach comprising 10
individual luxury units
Starting at $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/ 3/2 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


"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 / GARArE'- 1' 6" deep, 11'
8" wide UNDO sale at the low
price CONT4 -RAC
MARINA VIEW VILLA
Recently completed delightful villa with great
marina view and access. Modern 2 bed/ 2
bath CBS fully furnished home, 1020 sq.
ft. plus porches and garden area. Must see to
appreciate. FGS $479,000 EXC
TREASURE LANDING
Unit #4 Upstairs 3 bed/2bath fully furnished,
direct beach access. Good rental investment
EXC. $334,825 + 7.5%
MARINER'S COVE
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
ROYAL PALM
Canal front condos with on site tennis and pool
2 bed / 2 bath lower unit marina view.
Good rental income EXC $526,350
2 bed/ 2 bath lower unit with marina view.
12 ft. boat slip with 12,000 lb. lift. Never
rented. EXC $655,950 FGS
TREASURE HOUSE
Ocean front luxury octagonal units with lagoon/
pool/waterfall. Good rental potential.
Unit #7 Two storey 2 bed/ 2 bath home.
MLS $545,000 + 7.5% closing
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%
ATLANTIS
Canal front condo with on-site pool.
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%


ABBREVIATION CODE
EXC Exclusive listing
FGS Full gross or all-inclusive price
MLS Multiple Listing, list price plus buyer's closing


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 "-'' cean access.
Great view. UN % F-_ ainy special
features. ML CONT A_,.. $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


STreasure 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
,I We not only sell here, we live here and love it.
Mailing address: P.O. Box AB22183, Treasure Cay, Abaco, Bahamas E-mail: info@treasurecayrealestate.com


Broker


April 1, 2010







Page 6 Section B


The Abaconian April 1 ,2010


More News of the Cays


Cays From Page 4
Abaco's high school students were
honored by the Bahamas Outstanding Stu-
dents Foundation on March 18th. Twenty-
three Green Turtle students were among
the group of 10th 12th grade students
whose GPA was above 3.0. Congratula-
tions to Melissa Albury, Alicia Bodie,
Quitel Charlton, Symone Cooper, Kardera
Curry, Karen Curry, Sean Heystek, Blair
Johnson, Shanae Knowles, Crystal Levar-
ity, Alexis McIntosh, Chamon McIntosh,
Jasmine McIntosh, Kevanna McIntosh,
Tyece McIntosh, Denton Sawyer, Heath-
er Sawyer, Lori Sawyer, Tyler Sawyer,
Nicolas Schrack, Shannon Steele, Felicia
Survance and Tyler Survance on their aca-
demic achievements.
People making news
Congratulations to Genevieve Curry and
Gary Hood, who were married on Febru-
ary 13th in a celebration of the sacrament
of Holy Matrimony at St. Peter's Anglican
Church. It was the day before Valentine's
Day, and the bridal party wore red and the
church was decorated with red roses and
hearts. A reception was held at the Green
Turtle Club where family and friends of
the bride and groom enjoyed a Bahamian
buffet. After the traditional speeches, cut-
ting of the cake and tossing of the bouquet
and garter, guests were entertained by the
Gully Roosters. Mr. and Mrs. Hood will
reside on Green Turtle Cay. Genevieve is
the daughter of the late Robert Curry and
Mrs. Berline Curry.
Three families have welcomed new ba-
bies. Dawn Survance and Cameron Sawyer
welcomed their daughter Emmalene RyLee
on February 12th. Baby Emma has two big


brothers and a sister to help love and spoil
her as all babies deserve to be!
Wesley and Nylah McIntosh are proud
first time parents. They welcomed their
first son Rory Antonio on March 9th.
Rory is the first grandchild for Earklin and
Vernika McIntosh.
Jason and Jennie Bethell's daughter Hai-
ley Amber arrived on March 19th. Hailey
has a big sister and brother who are anx-
ious to bring her home. Congratulations to
all the proud parents, siblings and grand-
parents.
Eileen Russell passed away on February
11 after a courageous battle with cancer.
She spent her last days in a Florida hospice
and was surrounded by her family and close
friends. A memorial service was held on
February 27 at the New Plymouth Gospel
Chapel. Eileen was predeceased by her son
Colin and is survived by her husband Earl;
children Steven, Craig, Marsha, Randy,
Sherry and Lynn; daughters-in-law Bonnie
and Annabel; sons-in-law Randy Burleigh
and Zed Bennett; 11 grandchildren; six
great-grandchildren; brothers Hubert and
Everette Pinder; sister-in-law Ella Pinder
and many other relatives and friends.
Escalation of crime
Our community has seen a lot of prog-
ress over the last three decades. With
progress we expect change. Some chang-
es have benefited our community, while
others have not been positive. We used
to live in a community where locks were
not necessary and a person's property
was safe. This has changed over time
and crime has increased. In the past two
months two boats have been stolen from
docks on Green Turtle Cay.
One boat was found on Grand Bahama,
stripped of all electronics and extensively
damaged. The other boat, a 29-foot Reg-
ulator with twin Yamahas, has not been
recovered. We are all aware that crime
can destroy our community, and efforts
are being made to make the marinas and
harbours safe. Residents are working with
the Abaco Police Department to prevent
crimes as well as assist with bringing those
responsible before the courts. Hopefully,
if we all work together, we can restore the
good name of our community and its resi-
dents.


Mr. and Mrs. Gary Hood


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Green Turtle Cay
gets water supply
By Jennifer Hudson
The government of The Bahamas has
always wanted to ensure that all residents
have access to potable (drinking) water.
Up to this time Green Turtle Cay has been
deficient in this regard, having to rely on
water from rainwater tanks under homes or
water barged from the mainland.
On June 23, 2009, the Water and Sew-
age Corporation signed a contract in the
amount of $2,518,992.50 with Bahamas
Hot Mix Company Limited for water im-
provements to Green Turtle Cay. Con-
struction began on August 26, 2009, and is
expected to be completed shortly.
Water supply to Green Turtle Cay will
be pumped from the existing well fields
and pumping station at Treasure Cay to the
Treasure Cay ferry dock area and connect-
ed to the new transmission main. Starting
from the ferry dock, approximately 14,000
linear feet of high density polyethylene
six-inch pipeline laid on the sea bottom to
the settlement of New Plymouth is pres-
ently installed. Another 2,000 linear feet
of pipeline is installed overland routed to
the recently constructed building which
will be used for a water pumping station
and office. A 100,000 gallon water storage
tank was installed on Green Turtle Cay for
storage of water pumped from the Treasure
Cay station.
During the design stage of the project,
the Water and Sewage Corporation en-
gaged the services of a consulting engi-
neering firm to ensure that the design of the
pipeline complied with both local and in-
ternational design regulations and specifi-


cations. Concerns cited by local residents,
which included damage from passing boat-
ers and damage from dropped anchors,
were addressed by burying the pipe at a
depth of approximately 18-24 inches. As
an additional safety precaution, the pipe is
secured at the sea bottom with concrete an-
chors to ensure that it would not float back
up to the surface.
One of the highest quality materials on
the market has been used for the underwa-
ter pipeline. This product has a useful life
of 30 to 40 years which will ensure that
residents of Green Turtle Cay continually
receive good potable water.
The commissioning of the pipeline be-
fore consumers are connected to the sys-
tem and begin receiving water will involve
an under water inspection of the pipe in its
final resting position and hydrostatic test-
ing to ensure that the pipeline is not leaking
or being compromised by salt water intru-
sion which would affect its quality.
The pumping station, which is now un-
der construction, will be equipped with
two 15 HP distribution pumps equipped
with automated pump controls to ensure
the efficient operation of the station. It
will be equipped with a 75 KVA genera-
tor which will ensure uninterrupted water
service during power interruptions. The
pumping station building will also house
the Water and Sewage Corporation's office
where customers on Green Turtle Cay will
be able to pay their water bills.


Please see Cays Page 7


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E-mail: oceanblu@batelnet.bs www.oceanblueproperties.com
ON GREEN TURTLE CAY:
UNDER CONTRACT! Waterfront lot with dock on Coco Bay.
"Beau Soleil" Immaculate waterfront furnished home with guest apartment and
separate guest cottage. Total four bedrooms five baths. 1/2 acre. Large swimming
pool. Dock. Beach. Many amenities. Commanding views of White Sound Harbour.
Asking price $1,799,500
Unique spacious one story, two bedroom one bath furnished home with loft set
on lushly landscaped one acre parcel on the the bonefish flats on the Sea of Abaco.
Home is converted airplane hangar with special touches by the artist/owner. Fea-
tured in Volvo commercial in conjunction with "Pirates of the Caribbean." Many
amenities. Asking price $1.5 m
SOLD! New 4 bed 31/2 bath home on bluff overlooking Sea of Abaco. Swimming
pool.
NEW PRICE!!! House overlooking Settlement Creek Two air conditioned master
bedroom suites. Kit/liv/din. Short walk to town. Dock. $415,000
New Price!!! Roberts' House in historic settlement of New Plymouth. Waterview.
Furnished. 3 beds 3 baths. Immaculate. Owner moving. $450,000
Boch Property: Secluded Bahamian estate. Over two acres with 1,000 ft. of wa-
terfront on Bluff Harbour and the Sea of Abaco. Three bed three bath home. Dock
with lift. Beautiful sunsets. $2.1 million
On north end: "The Pink Cottage" Approximately 21/2 acres sea to sea from Coco
Bay to the Atlantic Ocean. Gorgeous beach and dock. Furnished cottage with work
shop and garage. Very private. $1.2 million
Coco Bay: Smith Property. Immaculate two bed one bath furnished home on 1/3
acre just steps away from Coco Bay Beach. Large garage is ready to convert to
guest house. $399,000
Summer Breeze: Recently remodeled furnished two story three bed 2/2 bath home
located on waterfront in the heart of New Plymouth. A/C. Satellite TV. W/D. Golf
cart garage. Established rental history. New Price $550,000
Tranquility: Two bed two bath furnished contemporary home sitting on Atlantic
Ocean Beach. Excellent rental even in these tough times. 90' on beach. $995,000
Beachfront; waterfront; and inland lots on Green Turtle Cay and Munjack Cay.







The Abaconian Section B Page 7


More News of the Cays

renovate the existing playground at Jar- structure to replace the existing slide struc- We are planning a work weekend at
Cays From Page 6 rett Park. Our aim is to replace the exist- ture and the dilapidated structure next to it. the park on March 27th and 28th from 2
ing structures and add new ones, making Decking will be built under and around the -6 p.m. each day to get the fence in good
Hope Town the playground safer and more fun for our cork tree to make it a safer play area. shape. We hope the community will come

Playground children. Phase Two will be a pirate ship struc- out to assist.
By a R The plan is to complete the project in ture designed for children under 5 years. When the fence is in good shape, we
y Ei R Pk P n three phases. Phase One will be the con- Phase Three will include safe ground and
A Jarrett Park Playground Committee struction of a lighthouse-themed play shade covering and new benches. Please see ays Page 8
has been formed, whose single task is to


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Janet Harding
Realtor


Endless Summer #508. Eastern Shores, 2 story, 4 bedrooms, 3 bath-
rooms. 210' water frontage, 80'
S 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
100'x120' lot.
REDUCED $424,000.

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
Plnes. Reduced to $241,875
gross
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
gross



Murphy Town #002 three bedroom two bathroom home $172,250








Murphy Town Triplex #012 three one bedroom one bathroom apts
$160,000







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


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Broker, Appraiser, President with 21 years experience
Perry Thomas, BRI Cell 577-0553
Tina Wells Cell 475-3669 Janet Harding Cell 577-0284
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Dundas Town House and Duplex #786 & 784 Two 2 bed-
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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
fl br, 2 bth apts, beauti-
fully landscaped. New
building $293,800 gross




New listing
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.
$299,450 gross

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



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


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


I na mells
Sales Agent
Murphy Town Triplex #009
apts. $295,000


Annstacla ;torr
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 UN E ,330 sq ft with foundation that is
80% finished. $34,2 CO TRAC
Hillside lot with waterviews in Dundas Town #502
$18,600 gross
Triplex #504, one three-bedroom two-bathroom that is 1950 sq ft on
the top floor and 2 Two-bedroom one-bath apartments on the bottom floor,
property is 90 x 100 Appraised at $ 440,000 This month sales price $434,600
New listing Large Vacant lot Central Pines
22,047 sq ft. $43,320 gross
Treasure Cay Rock Point vacant waterfront lots $406,000 gross
Treasure Cay Golf Course lot $63,250
Bahama Coral Island four lots priced at $22,800, $25,080,
$26,220, $28,800
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 I bth. Asking price $168,000 gross.


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April 1, 2010






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Cays From Page 8
will be selling sponsorship of the play-
ground's fence pickets to raise money. For
$50 your name or your family name can be
painted on; $100 for business sponsorship.
On April 6th we will be hosting an Ital-
ian night to raise money.
For further information, contact: Erika
Russell, phone 366-0440, email: aco@gmail.com> or on Facebook at The
New Hope Town Playground.
Pathfinders held
Appreciation Dinner
By Timothy Roberts
The Abaco Pathfinders, a group whose


purpose is to raise funds to provide aca-
demic and vocational scholarships for
deserving young people on Abaco, held
an appreciation dinner in honor of the
founder, Jim Blumberg, and original board
members, John Head and Ray Ketay.
The event, which was held on March 13
at Hope Town Harbour Lodge, featured
speeches about the original founder and
members as well as both a silent and live
auction in support of the 2010 scholarship
fund. The dinner was well supported with
people attending from Marsh Harbour,
Man-O-War, Lubbers Quarters and Hope
Town.
The speakers all spoke of the care and
concern that Mr. Blumberg, Mr. Head and


Abaco Pathfinders held an Appreciation Dinner at the Hope Town Harbour Lodge on
March 13 to honour the founder of the scholarship fund, Jim Blumberg, and two board
members, John Head and Ray Ketay. The silent and live auctions held that night raised
money for students who will be going away to school in the fall.


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Mr. Ketay had and of their big hearts and
desire to see Abaco students further their
education.
The items for the silent and live auctions
were all donated and the dinner tickets
helped to raise $50,000 toward this year's
fund.
The Abaco Pathfinders, which began in
2001, has helped many students over the
past nine years and will be assisting its
11lth student to college this fall.


Lubbers Quarters
held Flea Market
The second Lubbers Quarters Commu-
nity Flea Market was held on March 13
and was attended by people from several
cays. The group is using the proceeds to
put in roads and finish their marina. Con-
tributions were also made to Hopetown
Fire and Rescue, the Haitian Earthquake
Relief and the American Red Cross.


The flag now flies
at the lighthouse
For several years a flag was not flown from the flag
pole at the Elbow Cay Lighthouse due to the fact that both
halyard lines were let go. This was corrected on March
9th, thanks to a courageous man, Dave Pahl and with the
support of Steve Schrim-
sher, Will Heyar and Ben 'y4
Doliber, all boaters, and a
helping hand from Harold
Malone, a Council mem-
ber with Local Govern-
ment. Three 20-ladders
were lashed together and
fastened to the flagpole.
Dave went up the pole,
freed the jammed pul-
ley, did a little repair
and threaded a new line Dave Pahl is shown at the top
through. Many thanks to of the flagpole repairing the
all these men. Well done! hardware so the flag can now
be flown.


Clarification
Ms. Maxine Duncombe would like it known that the
leaders of the Celebrate Recovery Center on Eleuthera
were Rev. and Elmena Bethel and Ms. Duncombe ad-
vocated on behalf of the Center. Additionally she wants
it known that trained professionals from Nassau assist-
ed with technical support.
[We apologize to Administrator Duncombe for these
oversights and are confident that the corrections will
put the public at ease on these issues.]


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April 1, 2010


The Abaconian Section B Page 9


Driftwood..........


.... Just washed up


By John Hedden
Chinese vegetables in Abaco; what a
thought! Pakchoi and ginseng. Iron and
energy; all in one shot. Maybe us non-
salad persons will change our minds. The
thought makes me feel positively green.
The interest of the Chinese government
in agricultural enterprise here on Abaco
gives much room for thought, but not
much for time. The media stated intention
to have vegetables for the table by Septem-
ber is actually mind numbing, and at lower
prices, too. From the spiel in the article
and editorial of the late Abaconian publi-
cation, we are to expect wondrous things
in short order, and a move towards food
security at the same time.
I know I tend to be "a little slow" when
it comes to these things, but I fail to see
how our Public Service (government) is
going to be able to process the finer de-
tails of such an agreement to allow our
consumption of anything more than an idea
come September of this year. Of course,
we all need an improved diet of ideas to
allow growth of our entrepreneurial spirit
so that we can move away from the Planta-
tion Mentality so aptly described by Nicky
Kelly in one of her articles. This pre-pro-
posal-investigation by the BAIC and Chi-
nese team does not seem to promote any
motivation on our part. But we will take a
job as long as we don't have to learn the
lingo, so to speak; and it must pay in dol-
lars at the week's end. And after it's all
over, we think to quote that old Bahamian
saying......
"I've seen em come, and
I've seen em go."
But somehow I don't think so this time.
"I got a feeling" to quote the Black Eye
Peas. There is too much at stake in this...
Freeport container port, Grand Bahama
tourism, Bahamas' sport complex, Cable
Beach, New Providence resort complex,
Abaco agricultural investments. Billions
of dollars committed by a country whose
government is not democratically elected
and in essence owns and controls all busi-
ness. Our little country is being bought out
by the Chinese government. Why are we
so short-sighted to prefer to be employed


rather than be genuinely enterprising and
so, employ?
Talking of employment, how many jobs
in all of these enterprises are going to be
taken by Bahamians and how many by im-
port labour? We need 5,000 new jobs cre-
ated every year just to accommodate the
year's graduating students.
An agricultural project should employ
roughly one person for every 10 acres in-
tensively farmed land. How many acres
and how many jobs? 10,000 acres means
1,000 jobs. Any ideas?
We need to examine this project in
detail, and Bahamian farmers need to be
involved in the discussion from the very
beginning. The Bahamian consumer and
public also need to consider all natural re-
sources including water.
The Northern Bahamas holds the total
potable water reserves for the whole of the
country; and this reserve is non-renewable.
In other words, when it is destroyed, it is
lost for ever. This also applies to our wet-
lands, our marls and our creek systems.
These are all extensions of this one fresh
water system and serve to nurture our
fisheries replenishment areas, mangrove
forests, buffer regions, haloclines and ter-
restrial protective mechanisms.
At the present time this country does
not have an environmental protection act.
Even if there was one in place, how would
enforcement be achieved? We don't even
know the difference between fossil fuels
and diesel.
"Oh, is it one? I didn't know."
How can we monitor and oversee a for-
eign operation that will be importing mul-
tiples of synthetic pesticides and chemicals
when we have a government-operated elec-
trical utility that is historically incapable
of even monitoring its own fuel supplies,
much less its maintenance programme.
How can we then oversee and protect our
fresh water which should become more
and more valuable as time goes on.
Another major question that comes to
mind is that of national food security. A
subject that politicians and armchair pun-
dits have bantered around for many years.
My thinking is that any kind of food se-


curity is only realized when the produc-
tion arises from totally native resources.
Therefore, any imported necessary com-
ponent of the grow out immediately ne-
gates the security part of the phrase, in-
cluding labour.
Case in point chicken. Young chicks,
all feed, equipment, medication, infra-
structure, storage, energy are all imported
including most of the labour. The only
truly native component is water.
Also to continue with the abuse of an
often misused word, I will ask the ques-
tion: Is this project going to prove to be
sustainable? We all know that as the world
population approaches nine billion by mid
century the demand for more food and
consequently the demand for larger acre-
ages of arable land to be put under the
plough will skyrocket. With such a large
area going into food production, the en-
vironment, the land, the fresh water aqui-
fer, the native ecosystems and our unique
biodiversity will be threatened. Systems
and controls must be put in place if their
health is to remain unthreatened and the
welfare of the island is to be maintained.
We already have a failed landfill, now a
garbage dump that is threatening to pol-
lute and contaminate the valuable creek
systems around Snake Cay as well as the
fresh water lens underneath the pine. Are
we going to allow an unmonitored agricul-
tural enterprise because it will provide a
few menial jobs? So threatening the largest
fresh water lens of the island underneath?
Now, if this project is set up to edu-
cate and promote truly Bahamian-owned
enterprise and investment at all stages of
the food production and marketing chain,


where farmers are intimately involved and
stand to profit from all aspects of the ven-
ture, where Bahamians at the end of it all
are the owners and operators of a truly
sustainable enterprise, then I do not have
a concern.
However, what we do not need is anoth-
er grandiose Mega Project that will give a
limited number of Bahamians a job. Think
about the hospitality industry to date.
We need the training, we need the ex-
tension services, we need the experience,
we need the food security, we need the
lower prices, we need the investment, we
need the grading and processing. But most
of all we need the motivation of the Baha-
mian agricultural entrepreneur.
The face of Abaco is rapidly changing.
Here we have maintained economic growth
while the rest of the country languishes.
In a few years none of us will be able to
recognise the new Abaco. But we still need
an economy that fits our needs and goals.
What we do not need is another foreign
enterprise where the Bahamian goes along
for the ride and our environment is the bi-
cycle ridden until it breaks.


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South Abaco News


Cherokee Sound
By Lee Pinder
Town Meeting
A town meeting was held in the W.W.
Sands Community Center in Cherokee
Sound for the benefit of its residents to
give them a chance to have an input into
how the government monies allocated to
us will be spent.
Administrator Benjamin Pinder outlined
the reason why the meeting was being held
by asking Cherokee residents, "What do
we want?" and "What do we need?"
Mr. Pinder will check into the cost of
having a large dumpster put somewhere in
the settlement that would be emptied once
or twice a week. This would not change
our local trash collection on Tuesdays and
Fridays as the dumpster would be emptied
by a company in Marsh Harbour. It would
mean that regular dumping of trash would
no longer be allowed at our present dump
site.
Mr. Pinder said that when a road has
been pushed around the old graveyard on
the western side of the settlement, that
area will be closed off to all traffic. He
announced that notices will be sent to the
owners of all the vehicles, boats, trailers
and other items now parked there that they
will have to be moved permanently.
Mr. Pinder reported that an island-wide
clean-up is planned for April 17 and the
Cherokee's cooperation would be greatly
appreciated. He reminded us of the hur-
ricane season approaching and told us
there is a new threat to our shores, that is a
possible tsunami from earthquakes. So, if
you notice extremely high tides or excep-
tionally low tides, we should immediately
seek high ground. He noted that our land
is rather low and flat, that a tsunami could
have waves from 30 to 50 feet in height
and reminded us that there would be very
little time to reach high ground.
Mr. Pinder said that arrangements were
being made for the government doctor or
nurse to visit Cherokee on a more regular


basis.
Chief Councillor for the South Abaco
District, Preston Roberts, spoke on the bad
economy, giving reasons for the Council's
limited effectiveness due to tight funding.
He brought up the need to tear down the
old clinic building and commented that
they are working to close the town dump
except for compostable yard trimmings.
He said that permanent access roads to
various beaches would be made available
to bathers at all new developments being
built in South Abaco. He announced that
a Little League program was in the works
for the youth of South Abaco. Anyone in-
terested should contact him.
Committee Chairman Rex Albury stated
that the first order of business was to finish
the creek-side cementing job on the road to
Ms. Doris' corner by the Hut. And second
was the beautification around the perimeter
of the settlement with plants and trees.
Ricky Sawyer thanked Rich Curry for
removing some trees and providing holes
for new ones in the settlement's beautifica-
tion program. Mr. Albury thanked Ricky
for the work he had done on his own to
help beautify Cherokee. This, of course,
is an on-going project, and anyone who
would like to donate trees or plants for the
new planters or verges would be appreciat-
ed. Just give Ricky a call as he is in charge
of their planting and maintenance.
Board member Kenneth Albury thanked
second homeowner, Simon Rodehn, for
his efforts to keep the present dump pushed
back whenever it was needed.
Police and animal rights
activist talk to students
By Jennifer Hudson
The Police Department on Abaco under
the new leadership of Supt. Noel Curry is
taking a stand against cruelty to animals
which has been greatly welcomed by the
Animal Humane Societies here. On March
11 Chris Roberts, an activist for the proper
and humane treatment of animals, joined
Sgt. Rachel Metelus, Community Rela-
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dents of Cherokee Primary School.
Sgt. Metelus stated that police officers
are trying to organize a low crime soci-
ety and in this regard she, as the person
responsible for the community from the
police perspective, has already spoken at
the All Age School on Moore's Island,
Treasure Cay Primary, Fox Town School
and most of the schools in Marsh Harbour.
She stated that although she is aware that
the settlement of Cherokee is a low crime
community, she wants to get her message
across to the young people. "Children play
a major role in decreasing the crime rate
throughout The Bahamas," she told them,
and described a very bleak picture of life
in Fox Hill prison. She
then focused on how
they can keep them-
selves safe. "Being
safe includes report-
ing anything you think
will put you at risk for
any type of harm and
also not playing with
matches. You can re-
port to your teach-
ers, parents, police
or any other respon-
sible adult. Love your
neighbour; if everyone
loved one another,
what a wonderful place
this would be with no
stealing or fighting,"
she continued.
This was the first
time Sgt. Metelus had
teamed with Mr. Rob- Sgt Rachel Mete
erts to additionally ist, are visiting s
address the issue of crime, safety and
ited the Cherokee


animal cruelty and in future this will be a
feature of all her talks to schools. "Chil-
dren who abuse animals grow up to abuse
people," stated Mr. Roberts. "At first
people who abuse animals do it because
they think it is fun; then they get callous.
A study in the United States found that ev-
ery serial killer in jail in the United States
had abused animals in the past, though
that is not to say that everyone who abuses
animals will become a serial killer. People
who abuse animals end up being a problem
to the community; we must give animals
love," he stressed.
Sgt. Metelus and Mr. Roberts then pro-
ceeded to Sandy Point to speak at the J.A.
Pinder Primary School.


lus and Chris Roberts, an animal rights activ-
chools to talk to the students about preventing
I the humane treatment of animals. They vis-
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National Arts Festival judges hear Abaco students


By Jennifer Hudson
Adjudicators for the National Arts Fes-
tival were on Abaco from March 5 to 11
traveling to various schools judging en-
trants in the categories of Music, Dance,
Drama and Arts and Crafts. Audrey Dean
Wright, lecturer at the College of The Ba-
hamas, was music adjudicator assisted by
Alfred Dean; dancers Lawrence Carroll
and Lekeisha Bostwick judged in the dance
category; James Catalyn, well known ac-
tor and playwright, judged the drama;
and Heino Scmidt and Ellery Deveaux
were judges for the arts and crafts. Senior
Cultural Affairs officer in the Ministry of
Culture, Keva Cartwright, was Organizing
Secretary.
Adjudications began on the first day
with instrumental and gospel selections at
the Abaco Central High School followed by
more instrumental and gospel by students
of Agape Christian School and Wesley


College. One of Wesley College's entries
was an interesting performance by their
marching band in which they incorporated
some junkanoo headpieces. The following
day instrumental and a capella singing took
place at the Central Abaco Primary School
in which students from Treasure Cay and
Man-O-War schools participated. This was
followed in the afternoon by some lively
drama and verse speaking performances
and a presentation on keyboard at St. Fran-
cis de Sales School.
The remainder of the time the judges
traveled to schools at Fox Town, Moore's
Island, Cooper's Town, Green Turtle Cay,
Hope Town, Sandy Point, Cherokee and
Crossing Rocks. A community segment
was held on the first evening, but the low
participation this year was disappointing to
the judges.
Mrs. Wright is always very keen to as-
sist the young musicians in bettering their


performances. After listening to their pre-
sentations and critiquing them, she gave
each of the students a short lesson with
some very helpful advice. The piece for
one of the classes was composed by Mrs.
Wright herself, and she praised Brandysha
Russell of St. Francis de Sale School, say-
ing that hers was the best performance she
had heard of that piece so far in the festi-
val.
James Catalyn also gave helpful advice
to each of the entrants, demonstrating his
interpretation of how the drama could be
improved. The dance judges were very dis-
appointed to find that there were almost no
dance entries this year for them to judge
whereas in previous years Abaco had pre-
sented many dancers.
Prior to adjudicating on Abaco, judging
had taken place on Eleuthera. The judges
will now visit all of the remaining islands
before judging begins in Nassau. This is
truly a nationwide competition meaning
that all of the entrants from the Family Is-
lands and Nassau are judged against each
other so that all of the winners who will
be announced at the end of the festival
will truly be national winners. Any win-
ners from the Family Islands will travel


A student from Man-O-War Primary, Fe-
licia Roberts, took first place last year in
the nation in Piano Solo in the 8 and under
category in the 2009 National Arts Festi-
val. She worked tirelessly for the month of
February to prepare for this year's compe-
tition. She, along with her piano teacher,
Deanna Stecker, and her parents, Pete
and Rebekah Roberts, traveled to Marsh
Harbour Primary School on 9th March to
compete in this year's 9 12 year old cat-
egory.
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School News


High school students
learn about scholarships
By Samantha V. Evans
On March 11th and 12th Kareem Bowe
and Chilean Burrows, both representatives
of the scholarship division of the Ministry
of Education, toured the island along with
Nassau's Monique Hinsey of the Lyford
Cay Foundation, informing grade 11 and
12 students island-wide of the scholarships
available for college studies.
Forest Heights Academy, Agape Chris-
tian School, Cyber Learning, Moore's Is-
land All Age, St. Francis de Sales School,
Wesley College, Abaco Central High
School and S.C. Bootle High School were
all addressed in these talks. Each school
was given packages including scholarship
and grant forms to distribute to interested
students.
Ms. Hensey focused on the importance
of education and tertiary education. She
explained that a bachelor's degree can pro-
vide a 70 percent increase in salary over
those with no degree and that graduates can
generally gain a better quality of life and
scope of opportunity than non-graduates.
The College Planning Calendar is one
idea proposed by Ms. Hensey. This is a
step-by-step plan starting from grade 9
when students should begin meeting with
their counselor and picking out activities
that interest them. According to the plan,
students should be researching colleges
and universities and preparing for the SAT

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scholarships that are available to assist with


exam during grade 10. In grade 11 students
should begin taking SAT and BGCSE ex-
ams, organize their college information
and get involved in summer programs and
youth conferences. In grade 12 they should
fill out college application forms, write es-
says and select their college of interest.
Ms. Hensey told the students that
whether they go to college or not is their
decision. Having unemployed parents or
being brought up in a single parent home
is no excuse for not excelling. She stated
that students must start thinking globally,
viewing competition internationally rather
than simply at their respective schools or
islands.
Following this talk, Ms. Hensey told the
students the things to look for when select-
ing a college and how to conduct them-
selves on interviews. She stated that it is
most important to ensure that the college
they select is accredited and offers the ma-
jor that they are interested in, and to pay
close attention to what the colleges ask for.
Hinsey ended the session with discussing
scholarships with the students.
Moore's Island School
celebrates Parents' Day
By Ruthamae Rolle
February 26th was celebrated as Parents'
Day at Moore's Island All-Age School.
This was in conjunction with the month of
February being declared Parent's Month by
the Department of Education. The District
Superintendent encouraged each school to
hold special
Activities to
highlight the
importance of
parents in life
of the school
and to show
appreciation
for the efforts
that parents
make toward
the success of
the schools.
Our day
began with a
groups telling them about special assem-
college expenses. bly. Teach-


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The staff of the Moore's Island All Age School dressed in school uniforms as part of their
celebration of Parents' Day. They treated the students and their parents to a lunch after


an awards' program.
ers and students all dressed in the school
uniform, conducted the assembly. Parents
were presented with certificates in appre-
ciation of their contribution to the school
- time, talent and tangible donations. These
were in areas such as most helpful, per-
fect attendance at PTA meetings, culinary
skills, organizing special events, sports,
having the best behaved child in the vari-
ous classes and the coveted Most Outstand-
ing Parent which was given at each grade
level grades 1-12.
Parents then had a sit-down lunch with
their children. The staff prepared and
served lunch to the 179 students and their
parents (hot dogs and hamburgers, cake
and punch).
After lunch the entire school congre-
gated on the playing field where parents

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loon, egg and spoon, three-legged, thread-
ing the needle, 100m dash and 4x100m re-
lay. They earned points for their children's
houses. Marlins emerged the winner, the
same as in school sports. The faces of the
children beamed as they brought their par-
ents, dads especially, to collect their first,
second and third place ribbons.
Wesley College news
By Rev. Charles Carey
Mrs. Jane Adderley, a resident of New
Providence, has been holding an annual
Tea Party as a fund raiser for Wesley Col-
lege for 20 years. She hosted it this year
on March 21, correlating it with her 80th

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The students, staff and parents had a great day on February 26 when they celebrated
Parents' Day. The day included an assembly to present parents with certificates and a
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School From Page 12
birthday. The Principal, Vice-Principal
and four students travelled to Nassau for
the function with the students providing
musical selections. Wesley College ex-
presses appreciation to Mrs Adderley for
her stalwart support over the years.
Our school
participated in
the National
Arts Festival
on March 15.
The Concert
Band and Bri-
gade March-
ing Band with
Charles Carey
as a soloist
performed
for the adju-
dicators from Forest Heights Academy
Nassau. Al- All students participated i
though two make up the winning 4x40(
band mem- eron Archer, Carlito Pindi
bers were not
feeling well,
they put on a
splendid per-
formance and
were com-
mended by
the judges.
On March
12 senior
students par-
ticipated in
a workshop
that provided
them with The winning girls' 4x4001
college and Blair Johnson, Ivanna Gai


scholarship information.
On March 18 the Abaco presentation of
Outstanding Students in Bahamian Schools
was held at Abaco Beach Resort in Marsh
Harbour. O'Ryan Johnson-Bethel, Paige
Archer and Charles Carey from Wesley
College were honoured.


held an inter-house sports day on March 19.
n the various games and races. These four
Om relay team. They are Sean Aeystek, Cam-
er and Rerry Thomas.


m team was comprised of Faenisha Archer,
tor and Sinclair King.


On March 19 the Annual Modern Lan-
guage Arts Festival was held at Wesley
College. Students provided information in
four Spanish-speaking areas, songs, skits
and dance. Afterwards guests were invited
to sample Spanish cuisine.
The band will perform at the Abaco
Agricultural Expo on April 17th. Stu-
dents will also be participating in the Craft
Show. Please give them your support.
Forest Heights Academy
Sports Day
By Mirella Santillo
Forest Heights Academy dedicated
March 19 to the school's inter-house sports
day, beginning with an opening ceremony
and closing with an award ceremony.
All 155 students participated in various
Field and Tracks events ranging from Dis-
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a 100m dash, 200m, 400m, 800m all the
way to a 1500m race. Boys and girls partic-
ipated in the events separately, each athlete
representing one of the three houses, red,
blue and green; and each students trying his
best to win points for his or her house. A
record was broken that day by 11th grader
Carlos Alvarez, who threw the discus 110
feet, farther than the 100-foot measuring
tape that the teacher had.
Among the girls Trevon McKenzie at-
tracted the attention of her teachers by
throwing the discus 53.9 feet and the shot
put 21.6 feet. Another 8th grader, Godfrey
Rolle, won the 400m and the 1500m. Blair
Johnson, an accomplished athlete in swim-

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Spanish. The program included dancing, acting, reading and reciting. The program was
followed with a sampling of Spanish foods.
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underway for this event. The Moderator ganizer of this event, and Philip Simon, make a difference in their community. He
School From Page 13 and organizer of the event, Mahalia Levar- Executive Director of the Nassau Chamber stated that this program is fully endorsed
ming and Track and Field, lived up to her ity, stated that the children worked hard in of Commerce, who was the guest speaker. by the Ministry of Education and was
expectations by winning the 400m and the preparation for this event. Mrs. Levarity The hall was packed to capacity as stu- launched by the Minister of Education.
1500m. teaches the children Spanish two days out dents, family and friends showed their sup- The keynote speaker Mr. Simon gave
At the end of the day when the points of the week. All of the students took part port for their loved ones. Many well wish- them five things to remember as they keep
were tallied, it was the Blue House that in this program by dancing, acting, read- ers were on the outside as they could not their eyes on the prize. Firstly, the world is
placed first with 501 points; the Green ing and reciting pieces in Spanish and tell- find seating on the inside due to the large changing but education is the best way for
House followed with 415 points, ahead of ing the guests about themselves in Spanish. number of persons present. them to achieve their dreams. The founda-
the Red House with 385 points. The kids did a fantastic job showing off Mr. Whylly gave a motivational talk tion of their character is learned in kinder-
Angels Academy their Spanish skills and their parents and to the students. He told the students that garten. Secondly, as the move to the next
special guests were very impressed. At the education continues to remain the number level, they must remember that the rules
commemorates Modern end of the program, the guests sampled one focus for The Bahamas. He challenged they learn in kindergarten never changes.
Languages Week different Spanish food. The program was students to embrace teaching as a profes- He stated that the foundation is important
By Samantha V. Evans held outside under a tent that was tastefully sion so they can better relate to the culture as it holds the rest of the building in place;
Students of Angels Academy got their decorated for the occasion. of the Bahamian children. He encouraged therefore, it must be strong.
first taste of Modern Languages Week with Outstanding students more males to consider entering the teach- Thirdly, he told them that they must
a day of celebrations on March 8th. The ing profession. More community leaders
themeday of celebrations on March 18th. The receive awards are needed, Mr. Whylly added, and he told Please see School Page 15
eof Sp anish Langage and urage Acare s By Samantha V. Evans the youth that they are not too young to
of Spanish Language and Culture. Accord- Keep Your Eyes on the Prize was the
ianguagschool principal Barbrat Jonglso, AKeep Your Eyes on the Prize was the
ing to school principal Barbara Johnson, theme chosen for this year's Outstanding
culture was added to the school curriculum Students of the Year awards ceremony
this year and since January plans have been held at Abaco Beach Resort on March
18th. Each primary
school was asked to
submit the top boy and
girl from grade six
and the high schools
were asked to submit
the names of all of the
honor students that
made 3.0 and above
during the first term.
In total 156 students
were awarded during
this evening's cer-
On aco for te. The ceremony to award outstanding students from all schools on Abaco was held on
bMarch 18 at Abaco Beach Resort. The packed room could not hold all the family mem-
Guests enjoyed a variety of Spanish foods after the Modern celebrations were T. bers and friends who took pride in the students' achievements. Guest speaker was Philip
Languages Week program at Angels Academy. Trevor Whylly, or- Simon, Executive Director of the Nassau Chamber of Commerce.





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surrounding the Wilson City plant and pipeline route. BEC has uncovered
then bulldozed and filled or are filling over a dozen blue holes, sink
holes and dry caves already.
Any fuel spill in this area will penetrate deep into our karst system and
Pipeline Road pollute our waters, both fresh and salt.
Blue Holes being filled
FACTS
Well water and cisterns may be
contaminated
Underground piping could leak
Many of the blue holes are
connected and will get
unefou, contaminated and destroyed.


Karst Topography
Please BEC,Abaco
stop acting so irresponsibly and start CARES
to protect our waters and health instead.

Write to BEC and our Government demanding Concerned Abaco RESidents
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The Abaconian Section B Page 15


I Mh ore Sool News


School From Page 14
build their house upon the rock. Some
of these solid foundations include love,
discipline, faith, hope, and responsibil-
ity. When they build upon the rock, even
though the floods will come, the building
will continue to stand. He further told the
young people to be careful where they
build as bad company, drugs and the like
can beat them down and ruin their finish.
Fourthly, he told them to read, understand
and do. He told them that the words they
use will eventually become habits and af-
fect their destiny. He told them to make
sure that the things they chose to do will
lead them to the desired end results. Fi-
nally, he told them that there is power in


the picture they are looking at. They must
create a picture that is different from ev-
eryone else's; one that has never been seen
before. Before the students received their
awards, Mageon Cartwright and the grade
one dancers of Central Abaco Primary
School performed for the crowd.
Trophies were given in honor of Rosie
Archer Davis, the late mother of William
"Tony" Davis.
Students compete in
Track and Field in Nassau
By Mirella Santillo
Several local schools entered the Na-
tional High School Track and Field Cham-
pionships that were held in Nassau March
llth to the 13th It was an occasion once


William "Tony" Davis at the podium assisted in organizing the awards ceremony on Aba-
co. Seated are Abaco's Education Superintendent Lenora Black, Administrator Theophi-
lus Cox and his wife and keynote speaker Philip Simon, Executive Director of the Nassau
Chamber of Commerce.


more for students from Abaco Central High
School, S.C. Bootle High School, Moore's
Island All-Age School, Forest Heights
Academy and Agape Christian School to
demonstrate their potential as accomplished
athletes, and many came back with at least
one medal.
Some even
made history
for Abaco,
such as Cor-
dero Cooper
from S.C.
Bootile who
brought back
a gold medal
in the de-
cathlon and
the 4x100m
relay team The Moore's Island team
from Moore's and Trevon Green won fir
Island that held in Nassau. Laron Hi,
placed first in the under 20 category.
in that event.
Because of
that victory,
Elroy Mc-
Bride, Faron
Hield, Trev-
on Green and
Peron Davis
will partici-
pate in the
Penn Relay
Champion-
ships to be
held in Phila-
delphia on
delphia on The Moore's Island girls
April 20th.
ril 2h. lay. They are Jermika Mc
They will and Alicia Ronard. Jermii
travel there girls 200m nails.
girls 200m finals.


with their head coach, Pastor Anthony
Williams.
Abaco Central High School was noted

Please see School Page 16


of Peron Davis, Elroy McBride, Jaron Hield
st place in the Track and Field Championship
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April 1 ,2010


More School News


School From Page 15

for two bronze medals, one earned by
Shane Jones in the long jump and one
obtained by the 4x100m relay team. All
these performances were in the under 20
category.
The local students participated in all
three age categories: under 15, under 17
and under 20. In the under 20 boys division
Moore's Island placed sixth in the overall
results; Abaco Central High School came
in eighth position and S.C. Bootle took
the eleventh place out of 27 participating
schools from all over The Bahamas. S.C.
Bootle placed
seventh out
of 22 schools
in the under
15 girls' cat-
egory and
Moore's Is-
land took the
seventh place
in the under
17 girls out of
27 schools.
Moore's
Island's other
feat was the
silver medal
their under 20
boys received
for a second
place in the
4x400 relay.
Individu-
als receiving S.C. Bootle High School
silvermedalsto display the students' k
were Frandieu
weJe Fran American clothes and the
Josue from dance.
dance.


S.C. Bootle for his second place in 5000m
in the under 20 category, Laron Hield
from Moore's Island who came second
in the 100m dash, also in the under 20
category and Terranise Taylor from S.C.
Bootle who placed second in the Discus
Throw in the under 15 category. Jermeka
McBride from Moore's Island was award-
ed a bronze medal for her third place in
the 200m.
Other notable athletes in the under 17
age group were Blair Johnson representing
Forest Heights Academy, who made the
finals in the 100m, 400m and the 800m,
James Williams from Abaco Central High
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in Cooper's Town held a special assembly
nowledge of Spanish. Some dressed in Latin
Cuban teachers showed the students the salsa


School, who made the finals in the 200m
and 400m, and Roverna Smith, also from
Abaco Central, who placed fourth in the
Triple Jump, earning her a trip back to
Nassau for the Carifta trials.
All coaches spoke proudly of their stu-
dents and were pleased with their perfor-
mances. According to one of the coaches,
the students who did not quite made it to
the top still benefitted from the experience
and the exposure.
S.C. Bootle celebrated
Modern Language Week
By Canishka Alexander
Throughout the Commonwealth of The
Bahamas, Modern Language Week was
celebrated in the primary and high schools


during the week of March 15-19. In ac-
knowledgement of the event S.C. Bootle
High School held a special assembly on
March 15 organized by Grade 9.
The special assembly featured students
speaking Spanish and experiencing the
Hispanic culture in an interesting number
of ways. Some students dressed in Costa
Rican attire while showcasing a main at-
traction of the country. Cuban teachers
from S.C. Bootle and Cooper's Town Pri-
mary demonstrated the salsa dance, which
is one of Cuba's traditional dances.
Students were excited to see and expe-
rience the cultures of the Spanish-speak-
ing countries. They were also given the
opportunity to celebrate Cooper's Town's
culture through speech and dance.


Students of S. C. Bootle High School did very well at the National Track and Field Cham-
pionship bringing home several medals. Shown are several members of the team with
medals they won at the Nationals. They are Coach Lyndon Scott, Mario Bootle (triple
jump finalist), Frandieu Josue (silver in 5, 000m), Rochara Russell (silver in shot put and
bronze in discus), Cordero Cooper (decathalon gold) and Coach Torres.







April 1, 2010 The Abaconian Section B Page 17
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By Timothy Roberts
Residents of Treasure Cay awoke to
witness a wonder of nature as a four-foot
leatherback turtle dug a nest and laid eggs
on a nearby beach on a quiet Saturday
morning in late March.
Leatherbacks are not very common in
our area, and it is even less common for a
turtle to lay a clutch of eggs on the main-
land of Abaco. They are the largest turtles
on earth, growing up to seven feet long
and exceeding 2,000 pounds.
David Knowles, the Bahamas National
Trust's Chief Park Warden for Abaco,
said they are hoping to be able to monitor
and record the hatching of the eggs, which


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This leatherback turtle was about four feet long. But they can
weigh up to 2,000 pounds.


usually incubate for approximately 60 days before they hatch.
The leatherbacks' nesting ritual involves excavating a hole
in the sand, depositing around 80 eggs, filling the nest, leaving
a large, disturbed area of sand that makes detection by preda-
tors difficult, and finally returning to the sea. It is estimated
that only about one in a thousand leatherback hatchlings sur-
vive to adulthood.
Mr. Knowles said they would monitor the area and watch


This leatherback turtle made her way up on the Treasure Cay
dug a nest and deposited eggs. Leatherbacks are not common i
and it is even more rare that she came to an inside beach to depth
resident Chief Park Warden with the Bahamas National Trust wil
until the incubation time is over, about 60 days.


for any illegal activities or predation to
make sure that we have a good hatching
at the end of the day. Aside from humans,
raccoons pose a serious threat to turtle
eggs; however, their presence in Treasure
Cay has been minimal.
While all other sea turtles have hard,
bony shells, the inky-blue carapace of
the leatherback is
somewhat flexible
and almost rubbery
to the touch. Ridges
along the carapace
help give it a more
hydrodynamic struc-
ture. Leatherbacks
can dive to depths of
4,200 feet -deeper
than any other tur-
S tle-and can stay
down for up to 85
minutes.
Leatherbacks are
currently designated
as endangered under
beach where she endng un
the U.S. Endangered
n the waters here Species Act.
osit her eggs. Our
1I monitor the nest


Leatherback turtle lays


eggs on Abaco beach


"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
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Abaco parrot


studies continue
By Timothy Roberts
Accordi ng to studies and DNA tests by Caroline Stahala, M.S.,
Florida State University researcher, and Prof. William Hayes of
Loma Linda University, California, the Abaco and Inagua popula-
tions of the Bahama parrot are separate sub-subspecies of the Cuban
Amazon. Scientific analysis by the two scientists has been able to
confirm what has been suspected for some time.
That Abaco can truly say this is our Abaco Parrot has largely
been due to the work of Ms. Stahala. Since recommencing the work
in 2001, which was started almost 20 years ago when Rosemarie
Gnam first started her studies of the Bahama parrot in conjunction
with the Bahamas National Trust (BNT), she has spent a lot of time
in the Abaco National Park following and studying the parrots.
Ms. Stahala's demographic studies proved very important in un-
derstanding the habitat use of the Abaco Parrot and the way they
use both the pine forests and coppice areas. Initially it was thought
the parrot's primary habitat was the pine forests alone. It is now
known that the coppice area, which is not included in the Abaco Na-
tional Park, is very important to their survival because they spend
the majority of their time foraging there throughout the year. The
pine forest is where parrots find nests in holes among the rocks.
Along with Friends of the Environment and the BNT, Ms. Staha-
la is assessing the impact of the predator control program on parrot
survival during the breeding season. Feral cats, along with crabs,
rats, and raccoons pose the greatest threat to reproductive health of
the Abaco Parrot.
Over the past year Ms. Stahala studied the effectiveness of this
predator control program and initial studies seem to indicate that
has been successful. Her findings showed that last year had the
highest reproductive adult survival rate as well as the highest docu-
mented reproductive output. She will be continuing to review the
program over the next few years to verify and ensure a healthier
survival rate for years to come.
She will be continuing her study this year from May to August
and will work on an individual level to get more in depth knowledge
of their habits and more. She hopes to answer some basic questions
including what is the life span of the Abaco Parrot, what is the age
at which they can start to reproduce, the importance of living in
social groups, and more.
Ms. Stahala is currently working on her PhD in the Social Be-
havior and Importance of Group Size of the Bahama Parrot.



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A bonefish trip with Maitland


By John Gearen, Hope Town
I had fished up North, but I wanted to
bonefish and I asked people in Hope Town
where to find a guide. "Ask at the bar at
the Edge for Maitland Lowe," they said.
At Harbour's Edge, the bartender pointed
me to a barefoot man at the end of the bar
with clear blue eyes and one day's growth
of beard. I asked him if he was Maitland
Lowe, and he said, "S'posed to be."
So I met him at the dock at 8 the next
morning, and we went to the mangrove
tidal flats with spinning rods in his flat bot-
tomed boat.
When we arrived, he hoisted the motor,
mounted a raised platform on the boat in
his bare feet and poled the boat forward
using a long wooden pole with a trident at
the end for purchase on the sand bottom.
His blue eyes scanned the water stalking
the fish, and where he pointed, I cast the
shrimp bait.
The iridescent scales of the bonefish
make them practically invisible. Maitland
could see the thin black lines of their backs
from 50 feet away, but I could see them
only at 25 feet, so he would point at them.
But I was often casting to what I couldn't
see. When I didn't cast the shrimp the ideal
six feet in front of the lead bonefish, Mait-
land would call me "sir," as in "don't yuk
it, sir."
He decided we should hunt the fish in
water too shallow for the boat, so he asked,
"Mind walkin?" And when I said no, he an-
chored the boat and dropped barefoot over
the side. I followed him, my tennis shoes
sinking in the sand and muck. Schools of
bonefish appeared, but often disappeared
before I could cast. Sometimes I cast per-
fectly but no bonefish struck; sometimes


S Maitland
was calling
me "sir." Fi-
nally, Mai-
tland point
ed me to
Three small
schools
converging
Maitland toward us
by Beverly Simmons from differ-
ent direc-
tions, one close enough that I could see the
fish, and I cast in front of that school. In a
split second, I felt the strike.
The instant I felt it, Maitland said, "Shit,
the small one," and I cursed him mentally,
but then I forgot about everything else,


astonished at the fish. It stripped 200 feet
of line from my reel, peeling away from
me to the northeast. I was planted in the
muck with my legs spread like the Colos-
sus of Rhodes, or I would have lost my
balance. The fish turned west briefly, and
then headed toward me. I reeled as fast as
I could, running the line through my fin-
gers to keep it from snarling, but I could
not keep tension on the line. The fish kept
coming straight for me, and I kept reeling,
but I could not match its speed and a grow-
ing length of slack line lay on the water in
front of me. I started laughing as I realized
what was about to happen and it did: the
bonefish swam right through my legs.
At my left side, Maitland said, "You're
gonna LOSE 'im," and I said, "I know I'm


going to LOSE him," but I was determined
not to. So I hoisted my left shoe out of the
muck, swung my left leg over the line, and
whipped the rod around behind me to keep
the rod tip pointed at the fish. I whipped
the rod at shoulder level and would have
slashed Maitland's neck with it, but he
saw it coming and ducked. Somehow, the
bonefish stayed on the hook and did not
snap the line when he pulled it taut again.
The fish ran to the southwest, stripping 50
more feet of line, but finally, I reeled it to
our feet. Maitland took the fish in his bare
hand under its belly. As he cradled it to re-
lease the hook, I was astonished at the size
of it. It could not have weighed more than
two pounds. It WAS the small one. How
could a fish that size fight that hard!


Assessment of Fishing Co-op program was good


By Timothy Roberts
Representatives of the Inter-American
Development Bank (IDB) and the Inter-
American Institute Corporation for Agri-
culture in The Bahamas (IICA) visited with
the North Abaco Fisherman's Cooperative
in order to assess the progress of their in-
vestment, a $150,000 grant, in the techni-
cal support program initiated in November
of 2009.
Operations officer of the IDB, Ms. Sha-
ron Miller, said that this visit, their first
since the signing of the project, was to
find out the status of the project and match
that with the initial investment to see if the
progress is commensurate with the level of
disbursement. She said, "Based on the dis-
cussions we have and the reports we've had
from the project management team and the
technical advisor, the progress is definitely
beyond the 25 percent ($37,500) which is


the amount of the initial disbursement."
The group also wanted to provide guid-
ance going forward in terms of some tech-
nical and management aspects of the pro-
gram. The IDB also wanted to discuss with
the project partner, the IICA, concerning
the next steps for the program. Since the
strategic plan is to be prepared, she said,
"We wanted to look at that process and
outline an implementation schedule and
determine what some of the key milestones
are for that process."
The second 25 percent disbursement,
she said, will be made commensurate with
deliverables and when the Cooperative is
ready for and will be preparing the next
round of disbursement "to carry out the
next step of action," she said.
Dr. Marikis Alvarez, the representa-
tive of IICA in The Bahamas, said they
are very pleased with the progress made


in this ground-breaking project for the
Cooperative. He said, "We have seen the
congealing of the group, and we are sat-
isfied that conceptually things are getting
clearer about the way forward with this
project. We are pleased with the Coopera-
tive's start, and we have seen some areas
that need tweaking, which is what we did
during our visit. We are also speaking with
our regional consultants to discuss the plan
for the training program and to clarify what
the Cooperative needs to do in preparation
for that training."
He hopes that through this project that
the Co-op and its members can attain
greater legitimacy and respect, playing a
greater role in their activity in the commu-
nity. "It's an important economic role they
are playing because they are contributing

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By Jennifer Hudson
A meeting, chaired by Michele Mikula
of the Weddings and Honeymoons Depart-
ment of the Ministry of Tourism was held
on March 8. The purpose of the meeting
was to bring together persons involved in
the business of weddings and honeymoons
on Abaco to encourage them to join the Ba-
hamas Bridal Association and subsequently
form an Abaco chapter.
Failure to become a member of the as-
sociation, it was explained, will result in
non members being bypassed with wed-
dings and events being given to members.
This ruling has come from the Bahamas
Bridal Association. The Ministry of Tour-
ism is fully in compliance since the Baha-
mas Bridal Association works closely with
the Weddings and Honeymoon Department
of the Ministry of Tourism in maintaining
wedding industry standards which is ex-
tremely important.
Therefore, Ms. Mikula urges anyone in-
volved in the wedding industry to become
a member as soon as possible. There is a
six month grace period after which non
members will be at a great disadvantage
as they will be passed over. "If we are to
be the best in the Destination Wedding
Industry then we must set high standards
and provide quality service at the highest
level," stated Ms. Mikula. Consultants
are licensed and accredited through inter-
nationally acclaimed organizations in the
bridal industry.
Membership in the Bahamas Bridal As-
sociation holds many benefits, some of
which are networking opportunities, refer-
rals, advertising and media coverage both
locally and internationally and inclusion on
the Ministry of Tourism's bride referral
roster list.
The Bahamas Bridal Association aims to:
* uphold industry standards
* have chapters in the Family Islands
* have major properties and resorts partner
with them so that they will be the recog-
nized body in The Bahamas for Destination
Weddings.
* make the wedding and honeymoon indus-
try the cream of the tourism product in The


Bahamas and the envy of the region.
Ms. Mikula thanked those who attended
saying that it shows they are passionate in
what they do and shows their eagerness to
become members of the Bahamas Bridal
Association and to form an Abaco Chap-
ter. She encouraged persons to begin the
application procedure as soon as possible.
Once the application has been approved it
will be endorsed by the Ministry of Tour-
ism and members will gain in the areas of
networking opportunities, gain interna-
tional exposure on websites and in bridal
magazines and stay current with the latest
wedding trends and more.
Membership application forms can be
obtained from Ms. Mikula at the Ministry
of Tourism. There are two categories, one
for coordinators and one for vendors. Ven-
dors include: ministers, photographers,
florists, beauty salons, bakers, videogra-
phers, limo and bus transportation, rental
vendors, decorators, bridal stores, cater-
ers, make-up artists, hair stylists and musi-
cians.
"In order to form an Abaco Chapter,
which would be a great advantage, it is
necessary to have at least four wedding
planners certified with the Bahamas Bridal
Association," stated Ms. Mikula. Present-
ly there is only one fully certified wedding
planner here and another who has almost
completed the course. Several others be-
gan the course but did not finish and they
are being urged to complete their courses.
There are various courses available for
those who would like to become certified
and information may be obtained from Ms.
Mikula.


Co-op From Page 18

to food security," he said. "Also, they will
have a clearer business plan so they can
be in a better negotiating position and play
their proper role in the value chain of the
fishing industry in the Bahamas."
Other fishing communities and groups
already want to be a part of this program,
which is designed to be a model to be du-


By Timothy Roberts
The police sought to strengthen com-
munity relations and partnership during a
meeting hosted by the Ministry of Tour-
ism on March 16 with a few key mem-
bers of the community.
The new Superintendent of Police for
the Abaco and Bimini district, Noel Cur-
ry, along with ASP Bruce Arnett spoke
of restoring the confidence and trust with
the public while working together to curb
crime, including boat theft, on Abaco.
Supt. Curry reiterated his commitment
to accountability and said that the police
need the support of the community in
helping to combat crimes such as these,
noting that there are people in the com-
munity who know who are committing


these crimes but are not coming forward.
The seriousness of the effects of
crime, and the boat thefts in particular,
was highlighted by the news that a resort
and marina is considering not reopen-
ing when it closes after the Labor Day
holiday. This would result in the loss of
employment for about 50 people, the loss
of rooms and boat slips available to tour-
ists and have a significant impact on the
economy of Abaco.
The police department is seeking more
interaction with the public as they look to
build a partnership of trust with the peo-
ple, creating a better and safer environ-
ment for Abaco and our visitors. They
will be doing this through ongoing public
meetings, forums and other venues.


Abaco's Supt. of Police, Noel Curry, and ASP Bruce Arnett at the head table, along
with Tourism Director Jeritzan Outten are asking public assistance in resolving the
boat theft incidents that are once again occuring on Abaco. They held a meeting with
fishermen and other key people from the Central Abaco to discuss the problem. The
police feel that community members know who is responsible for the thefts and are
wanting tips.


plicated in other areas of The Bahamas and
the Caribbean.
The IICA has 33 offices throughout the
region. Their office in Nassau has access
to a wide range of technogy, giving us the
advantage of their knowledge.
Leon Pinder, Chairman of the Co-op,
said the project is about strengthening the
organization and the fishermen in terms of
training them to become better business-


men as they face a very competitive envi-
ronment.
This training is scheduled to start before
the end of March and will cover business,
safety at sea, quality value for the product,
fishermen's certification and hazard train-
ing so that the product exported is a quality
product.


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Coordinators and Vendors


Tourism hosts meeting


concerning boat thefts


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Tufts University will begin water testing program


By Timothy Roberts
A group of post-graduate students from
Tufts University in Medford, Massachu-
setts, in conjunction with Friends of the
Environment, visited Abaco during the last
week of March in order to conduct and
equip volunteers with the means to carry
out ongoing water quality tests.
Last year a group from Tufts Univer-
sity conducted a number of tests over the
course of one week and found a significant
level of fecal coliforms in the harbour of
Hope Town. Fecal coliforms are generally
harmless bacteria which are commonly
found in the intestines of warm-blooded
animals and are often used as an indicator
of fecal contamination.
The tests, though based on a short pe-
riod of time, indicate a level of contami-
nation deemed by Florida's Department of
Environmental Protection as unfit for rec-
reational use or for catching shellfish.


While last year's group conducted a
short series of tests that had a definitive
end, this year's students hope to establish
a framework to conduct ongoing tests and
to eventually give Friends and Abaco the
tools to set up a management program of
our coastal waters.
The students, who specialize in different
sciences, will be looking at the social, bio-
logical, medical and engineering aspects
of the management of our water resources
and will assist with recommendations and
information in order to for us to create and
implement plans, programs, and projects
to sustain and enhance waters and the ef-
fects on plant, animal and human commu-
nities within our coastal areas.
In general, increased levels of fecal coli-
forms provide a warning of failure in water
treatment, a break in the integrity of the
distribution system or possible contamina-
tion with pathogens. When levels are high


there may be an elevated risk of water-
borne gastroenteritis (otherwise known as
the stomach bug or flu).
The program is intended to preserve our
marine resources which are an important
part of our tourism and fishing industry.
Friends hope to build awareness and un-
derstanding of the potential problems we
face with the threat of further contamina-


tion of our waters as our population grows
and more and more people visit our islands.
Friends, while initially starting the test-
ing in Hope Town, will eventually seek to
acquire volunteers from other areas across
Abaco to continue and expand the program
and come up with proactive solutions to
curtail future problems with our water re-
sources.


Big Dog Day for Cooper's Town Primary


February 26th was a special day at Coo-
per's Town Primary School for 117 children
and staff as lunch was served and titled Big
Dog Day. Ellen Rees, representing David
and Becky Rees, second homeowners of
Morgantown, West Virginia, and Richard
Rees, representing the Knights of Columbus
in Marion, Ohio, arranged the meal as a ges-

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ture of community involvement and a display
of good citizenship to the students.
Also offering contributions were employ-
ees of Diamond Seven and WPC Cox of the
Royal Bahamian Police Staff.
Photographs were provided courtesy of
Jack Slack, second homeowner of Orlando,
Florida.


Eight post graduate students are on Elbow Cay for a week to continue a water testing
program in Hope Town harbour. They are working with Friends of the Environment.
Friends is hopeing to expand the program to cover other areas ofAbaco. They are shown
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The funeral service for Doris Calma,
81, of Murphy Town was held on March
13 in Nassau. Interment was also in Nas-
sau.
She is
survived by
her children
Charles s
and Sheila
Calma; step-
children
Nicole,
Herbert and
Thelma; ad- Doris Calma
opted daughters Vangy and Mae; grand-
children Charles Jr. and Latoro Calma;
step-grandson Oral Calma; daughter-in-law
Pauline Calma; sister Louise Moxey; sister-
in-law Muriel Fox; nieces Briniza Cooper
and Veronica Moxey; nephews Jayson, Ce-
cil and Dudley Moxey; grandnieces Sherise
Dean, Simone Rolle, Jasmine Martin, Dr.
Jayde Moxey and Portia Moxey; grand-
nephews Kevin and Dion Dean, Brian Coo-
per and Jeffrey Moxey; great-grandnieces
Jessica Thomas and Ashley Dean; great-
grandnephews Kristofor Cooper, Kirish-
nia Cooper, Jason Robinson, Brendan and


Kayden Dean and Vincent Dean; and many
other relatives and friends.
The funeral service for Elizabeth
Shirlene McBride, 49, of Moore's Island,
was held March 13 at St. Matthew Bap-
tist Church
on Moore's
Island. Pas-
tor Geneva
Williams,
Min. Ish-
mael Wil-
liams, and
Rev. Samuel
Davis offici- b
tDavis ofici- Elizabeth McBride
ated assisted
by Pastor Nixon Simms, Pastor Preston
Knowles and Pastor Anthony Williams.
Interment was in Moore's Island cemetery.
She is survived by her mother Ma-
rine Gaitor; stepfather Harrison Gaitor;
grandmother Miriam Davis; brothers Sala-
thiel and Ronnie McBride and Brian Fox;
stepbrother Harold Gaitor; sisters Betty
Johnson, Kathy McBride and Sharmaine
Greene; stepsisters Marion and Chris-
tine Gaitor and Judy Davis; aunts Rose-
bud Greene, Sheila Davis, Issie Mitchell,
Rosenell Lightbourne, Emily and Althea


McBride, Denise Mitchell; uncles Solo-
mon McBride, Rudolph and Andrew
Davis, Godfrey and Stevenson Mitchell,
Norman Stuart, Llewelyne Lightbourne;
nieces Anadescha Johnson, Shlasha Mc-
Bride and Gwendolyn Saunders; step-niece
Ivy, Lethera, Jacklyn and Julianna Davis,
Samantha Jones, Valincia Curry and She-
kera; nephews Clement Stuart, Ansel and
Anivar Johnson, Isaiah McBride, Brian-
tino and Breon Fox, Stephon Greene and
Deandre Ferguson; step-nephews Lindy
and Jackson Davis Jr., Errol and Wayne
Gaitor and Nolan Stuart; sisters-in-law
Melvina McBride, Charnale Fox and Car-
olyn Gaitor; brother-in-law Andy John-
son; step-brother-in-law Jackson Davis
Sr; grandnephews Ansel Jr. and Shavanno
Johnson; godmother Doris Swain; and
many other relatives and friends.
The funeral service for Dorcas Rob-
erts-Swain, 67, formerly of Abaco was
held on March 20th in Nassau. Interment
was also in Nassau.
She is survived by her children Juliette
Patterson, Rev. Ranford Patterson, Sean
Swain and Leotha Edgecombe; adopted
daughters Linda and Tina Munroe and


Christine
Bain; adopt-
ed son Ju-
lian White;
grandchil-
dren Sha-
cara, Ran-
ford Jr.,
Andrew,
Ramon and
Skyla; sis- Dorcas Roberts-Swain
ters Angela
and Sybilene Beckles, Brenetta Andrews and
Eulease McDonald; brothers Cyril, George
Sr., Leslie and Delvin; sons-in-laws and
daughters-in-law Patrick McDonald, Katie
Beckles, Cardison Andrews, Annie Beck-
les and Althea Roberts; nieces and nephews
Anastacia, Audra, Sherine, Denise, Delvo-
nae, Shamara and Leslyn Beckles, Phalicia,
Brittney and Brianca McDonald, Melinda
Swain, Denetra Fowler, Brakell Martin,
Terri and Tanya Roberts, Baltron, Dwayne,
Orian, Delvin, Edwin, Conelle, Zhivargo
and George Beckles Jr., Roberto and Dex-
ter Davis, Kendrick Smith, Atrol Christie,
Trevor, Dwayne, James II and Calvin Rob-
erts; and many other relatives and friends.


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April 1, 2010







Page 22 Section B


The Abaconian


April 1 ,2010


Police Crime Report


Stealing A Vessel On 11th March it
was reported that a blue and white 29-foot
Regulator with a hard top was stolen from
the Green Turtle Club. The boat had two
250 HP Yamaha engines and was valued
at $160,000.
Missing Person Report On llth
March a surveyor was reported missing
by his girlfriend when he did not return
home from work. His employer and oth-
ers searched for the surveyor until late at
night without success. He was found the
next morning.
Stealing Sometime between March 6
and March 12 someone stole $1,367.65 in
cash from the Burns House Liquor Store
in Marsh Harbour. The theft was reported
on March 15. On that same day a resident
of Dundas Town, a resident of Crossing
Rocks and a resident of Central Pines were
arrested, interviewed, then released.


Four persons from Sandy Point were arrai
March 11 on charges of cultivating dangerou
na). Shown are Rodaniel Brennen, the accon
Carlos Bain and Jarrod Brennen. Three wer
while Jarrod Brennen is in custody on other


Causing damage to a Police Ve-
hicle On March 12 someone threw an
object in the windshield of a police vehicle
that was parked in the Abaco Shopping
Plaza in Marsh Harbour.
Causing damage On March 12
someone threw two large rocks at a house
under construction in Central Pines caus-
ing damage to the house.
Possession of dangerous drugs -
On March 13 a resident of Dundas Town was
arrested for possession of dangerous drugs.
Armed robbery On March 13 a po-
lice officer and a resident of Dundas Town
here held up by two armed robbers who
stole the police officer's Blackberry and
$2,000, pre-paid cell phone cards and
Blackberry from the other man. The two
fled into the bushes.
Possession of dangerous drugs -
On March 14 a resident of Murphy Town
was found to have what
is believed to be mari-
juana in a bag in his
pocket.
Attempted Bur-
glary On March 13 a
young man forced open
a window to break into
a house in Hope Town
but was disturbed and
fled. Later that day a
minor of White Sound,
Elbow Cay was ar-
rested and admitted
gned in court on to the crime. He was
's drugs (marijua- charged.
mpanying officer, Obscene Lan-
e released on bail guage On March 15
charges. a prisoner at the Marsh
Harbour Police Station


was shouting and using obscene language.
He was told to stop.
Threats of death and disorderly
behavior On March 15 another prisoner
began making threats against the officer
on duty. The officer informed him that he
would be prosecuted further for threats of
death, obscene language and disorderly
conduct. At magistrate's Court he pleaded
guilty and was sentenced to one month at
Her Majesty's Prison in Foxhill.
Stealing On March 15 an officer,
who was at the Green Turtle Club on
Green Turtle Cay arrested a resident of
Mount Hope for stealing.
Stealing by reason of employ-
ment On March 15 it was reported that
sometime between March 6 and March 12
someone stole $1,367.65 in cash from a li-
quor store in Marsh Harbour. On the same
date three persons were
interviewed under cau-
tion. They were from
Dundas Town, Cross-
ing Rocks and Central
Pines Estates. They
were interviewed under /
caution and released
pending further inves-
tigations.
Stealing On
March 16 a resident
of Murphy Town re-
ported that someone
stole a digital camera,
a gold bracelet and a
gold chain from her
residence. Total value
was $1550. Shown are Jarroo
Causing harm they left the cour
- On March 16 a resi- dangerous substa


dent of Marsh Harbour was chopped on
his shoulder with a cutlass by someone
while he was near the Seventh Day Ad-
ventist Church in Marsh Harbour. He was
seen by a doctor who described his injuries
as not serious.
Stealing and causing damages -
On March 16 someone stole gas from a
number of vehicles that were parked at the
Union Jack Dock in Marsh Harbour. On
March 16 a woman from Dundas Town
and a man from Central Pines Estates were
arrested in connection with the theft of gas.
Sudden death On 17th March Ver
nal Burrows of Sandy Point collapsed
complaining about chest pains and that he
could not breathe while walking with his

Please see Crime Report Page 23


d Brennan, center, and Kimberly Cornish as
t where they were arraigned on cultivating a
nce.






The Abaconian Section B Page 23


More Police Crime Report


Crime Report From Page 22
son. He was taken to the Sandy Point Clin-
ic immediately where he was unresponsive
when checked by Nurse Stuart. Later that
day Dr. Swarna pronounced Mr. Burrows
dead. He had been suffering from prostate
cancer, high blood pressure and diabetes
since February, 2008.
Possession of Dangerous Drugs
with Intent to Supply On 21st March
a resident of Dundas Town was searched
on his arrival from Freeport at the Marsh
Harbour International Airport. The of-
ficers discovered at about two ounces of
suspected dangerous drugs, namely mari-
juana, in one of his carry on bags. He was
arrested and subsequently charged.
Causing Harm On 21st March a
resident of Murphy Town got into an al-
tercation with an unknown male at a soc-
cer game at Abaco Central High School
Park. The man knocked him on the side of
his head with a bottle and he had to seek
medical attention.
Possession of an Imitation Fire-
arm On 22nd March two officers saw
three persons in dark clothing walking in
Murphy Town. One was armed with what


appeared to be a semi-automatic rifle. As
a result several officers executed a search
warrant at the residence of a Murphy
Town man where they discovered an imi-
tation semi-automatic riffe. The man stated
that he was walking home with two others.
Although he was carrying the weapon, it
belonged to one of the other persons. The
three were arrested and cautioned.
Assault On March 22nd a resident of
Dundas Town reported that her baby's fa-
ther, also of Dundas Town, assaulted her
by choking her, punching her in the face
and knocking her head against the wall.
Stolen vessel On March 22 some-
one stole a 26-foot Boston Whaler val-
ued at $75,000 with two 225 HP 4-stroke
Yamaha engines and one 19-foot Boston
Whaler with one 200 HP Yamaha engine
while the they were moored unattended at
Foot's Cay.
On the same date as a result of informa-
tion received, the 19-foot Boston Whaler
was found up on the rocks with extensive
damage in the Sandy Cay area near Little
Harbour. Estimated cost of repairs $7,000.
Arrest stealing On March 22 a
resident of Wood Cay was arrested in ref-
erence to a stealing matter.


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filiates Above and Beyond Award in recog- to travel from her home on Man-O-War
nition of outstanding service and customer Cay to Marsh Harbour by boat. However,
commitment. Mrs. Sands was selected over she doesn't let bad weather stop her from
nominees meeting client commitments and has run
from the through many a storm at sea to do just that.
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12th Annual Toys-for-Tots' Rally
on December 12th, 2009

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The Abaconian
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First Caribbean Bank
Capt. Michael Bethel
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Frankie Russell
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We would like to thank the Marsh Harbour Social Services office for assisting with the distribution of the
toys this year. We would also like to extend our deep appreciation to all of the stores that allowed us to put
our "Donation Cans" in their stores. Without their cooperation Toys-For-Tots might not be possible.
We have made every effort to recognize the many individuals and organizations who have helped us by sup-
porting this endeavor. However, If we have inadvertently omitted a name, we sincerely apologize.


April 1, 2010






Page 24 Section B The Abaconian


Archbishop From Page 1
firmed on this day came from St. Francis
and St. Mary and Andrew Churches. This
confirmation was a celebration of a land-
mark in the formation of their faith as they
begin to mature as Catholics. The Archbish-
op told them to seek to always know faith
and accompany it with love and to share
both with others. They must be prepared
to defend their faith when necessary with
confidence as the Catholic tradition is rich
and should be appreciated more. Finally, he
told them to ensure that their life reflects


the goodness of Christ at all times. Sixteen
youth took part in the first communion cel-
ebration which now enables them to partake
of the bread and wine.
In preparation for this day, they received
instruction by the local priest on the impor-
tance of this sacrament and what it repre-
sents. They attended numerous activities,
retreats, and religious classes. Their lives
had to reflect the Christian faith. They were
blessed by the Archbishop and later received
their first communion. Many prayers, songs
and blessings were a part of this celebra-
tion which ended with a reception outside


the church.
Ten Knights of Columbus from Grand
Bahamas visited Abaco while the Archbish-
op was here as a part of their Pilgrimage
tour. Their role is to assist the Archbishop
wherever he goes. This tour began in June
of last year with their traveling to all Fam-
ily Islands in The Bahamas and will end in
June 2010.
While on Abaco they visited Green Tur-
tle Cay and had a tour of Abaco that was
organized by St. Francis de Sales Church
and the Ministry of Tourism. The group
was here for two days. The Knights of Co-


lumbus group is interested in establishing
an organization on Abaco with the Catholic
church family so they came to see the pos-
sibilities of that taking place. The organiza-
tion is open to Catholic men who have been
involved in the church for a while. The dis-
trict deputy for the Bahamas District, Mr.
Gregory Christie, which is a part of the
State of Florida, is the leader of the group.
There are four Knights of Columbus Coun-
cils in the Bahamas two in Nassau, one
on Grand Bahamas, and one on Eleuthera.
They are hopeful that the Abaco council
will begin soon.


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Farmers Association holds

Prayer and Thanksgiving Service

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The South Abaco Farmers Association met for a Prayer and Thanksgiving Service on
February 20 at Strong Tower Community Church in Dundas Town. The theme for the
service was Preparing for the Harvest. The Charge to farmers was made by Pastor Ste-
phen Knowles, President of the Association and remarks were brought by Pastor Lernis
Cornish, Chief Councillor Cubell Davis and Pastor Ed Laroda. Shown here are Errol
Thurston, Assistant Sergeant at Arms; Bekera Taylor, Secretary; Shanishka Bain, Pub-
lic Relations; Mr. Davis; Taryn Russell, Assistant Treasurer; Pastor Knowles; Vashti
Johnson, Vice-President; Pastor Cornish; Pastor Laroda, President of the Christian
Council; George Martin, Chaplin; and Eulamae Pinder, Director Marketing.




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We regret that we did not use the
correct name for the new development in
the Treasure Cay area. It is the Sandbank
Landing & Sea Biscuit Marina and is lo-
cated between the S.C. Bootle Highway
and the Treasure Cay gate.
Little Harbour actually has 57 resi-
dences, all with solar power and most
also have a generator. Some proponents of
solar power feel that while the initial cost
is high, they do not have to pay a BEC


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cost is offset over the 20-year life of the
panels. Batteries must be replaced in five
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561-628-7946

For Rent
2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom Home w/water views.
Dockage option available Sweetings Tract -
$1,600 per month.
2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom Condo w/ access to
pool beach & tennis courts Marsh Harbour -
$2,000 per month.
3 Bedroom 2 Bathroom Home w/ pool & water
views, Pelican Shores. $2,495 per month.
3 Bedroom 3 Bathroom Home on waterfront w/
dockage Great Cistern $3,000 per month.
3 Bedroom 2 Bathroom Home on waterfront w/
pool Eastern Shores $3,500 per month.
4 Bedroom 4 Bathroom Home on waterfront w/
pool Eastern Shores $4,500 per month.
More long term rentals also available
Please contact Lydia Bodamer
E-Mail Lydia.Bodamer@ SothebysRealty.
com Phone: 367 3529 Cell: 577 0016
If you have a home you'd like to lease long
term or short term please contact me.
Management options are also available.


Marsh Harbour Executive Rentals now
available at the Crossing Waterfront Condo-
miniums Crossing Beach, 2 & 3 bed apart-
ments available! Call 367-5454, 577-0047
or 577-0277
Sandy Point, 3 bed/3 bath house for rent.
Fully furnished. $1,500 per month.
Sandy Point 1 bed/1 bath house for rent.
Fully furnished. $600 per month. Please
call 475-7829
Treasure Cay charming 2 bed/1 bath beach
cottage for rent. Fully furnished. A/C,
washer/dryer. Reasonably priced. Call
365-4105
Treasure Cay 2 bed/2 bath, unfurnished
villa for rent. Call 365-4105
2 bed/ 1.5 bath cottage, partly furnished,
A/C, washer, dryer, very secluded with
ocean views. $1150 monthly & utilities.
Contact 367-0124 or 475-1279



Elbow Cay's Best Houses and Land, rent-
als and sales, Hope Town Hideaways. Call
242-366-0224 or fax 242-366-0434. On the
internet at www.hopetown.com


Hope Town Approx. 50' from lower
public dock with view of lighthouse.
Valued @ B$260,000. email mala-
von58@yahoo.com or call 242-362-1575


Galleon Bay Estates, Treasure Cay, water
front lot with bulkhead. $225,000 Call
843-263-4050
Little Abaco, Waterfront lots only $39,500
owner financing available. Paved road,
power, phone. Call 366-0767 or 242-427-
5316
Lubbers Quarters one acre lot, deeded dock
slip. For sale by owner. $160K net OBO
Abacoproperty@gmail.com
Treasure Cay Pineapple Point Resort. Ex-
clusive Luxury Waterfront 2 & 3 bedroom
condos & 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath 2600 sq ft
townhouses all with deep water docks &
garages! Perfect location at the entrance to
Treasure Cay Marina. Prices starting in the
low $500's www.pineapplepointresort.com
242-458-3521 or 1-800-545-0395 Come see
us at the end of Marina View Dr. Model
open M-F 9-4:30 pm or by appointment.
Turtle Rocks, Vacant property 185 x 100
lot in Leisure Lee for sale. Call 367-8383
After 6 or 458-4320
WPB Condo Furnished 2 bed 1 bath;
A/C; Internet ready. Ideal for student/s.
Security on grounds. Bus stop at entry. 15
min from PB Community College. Short
walk to major shopping & restaurants. Price
reduced $75,000. Call 242-365-4636 days,
242-365-4218 evenings


West Palm Beach Whitehall Condos
2 bedrooms, 2 full baths, end unit, gated
community near Palm Beach Mall. Tel
242-393-2553, Fax 242-393-7225 Email:
fleegle@coralwave.com


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Treasure Cay Animal Clinic and

Humane Society holds open house


By Timothy Roberts
An open house, heralding the opening
of a new facility for the Treasure Cay Ani-
mal Clinic and Humane Society was held
March 10 at the back of Treasure Cay's
fire station.
The animal clinic was a project origi-
nally started years ago by Jerry Roberts
(a former Treasure Cay homeowner) and
Barb Hadley, and picked up by animal
lovers, Angie Lowe and Kathleen Pinder.
They saw a need to help potcakes who
were wandering the streets to find homes,
so, continuing the effort, Angie and Kath-
leen held numerous fundraisers and finally


Willis "Pops" Weatherford is arranging to
open a dog shelter in Central Abaco. The
Treasure Cay Humane Society presented
a check to him. Angie Lowe is presenting
the check.

Road Safety Is
Everyone's Responsibility


were able to complete the clinic.
The facility houses a nicely laid out
clinic which includes a bath which can
be converted into an examination table, a
digital scale, an operation table and hold-
ing cages. Veterinary care will be provided
once a month by both Dr. Derrick Bailey
of Island Veterinary Clinic and Dr. Owen
Hanna of Caribbean Veterinary Health and
Healing Centre.
The facility also has a small pen where
stray potcakes can be housed while in-be-
tween fostering and finding a new home.
They rely on and welcome volunteers,
and are currently planning an educational
campaign to ensure that the public is well
informed on how to care for dogs, to tell
them about spaying and neutering, and to
make them aware of the laws which per-
tain to dogs. The local police have already
started to crack down on animal law infrac-
tions here, recently confiscating dogs from
an owner who was keeping his dogs in an
inhumane environment.


They are also running a fostering pro-
gram where strays can be properly taken
care of while they wait for adoption into
a new home. Presently their focus is on
dogs, however, they will eventually ex-
pand to include cats as the need arises and
more volunteers step forward.
During the open house the Humane So-
ciety presented Willis 'Pops' Weatherford
with a check for $500 to assist with the
animal shelter he is setting up off S.C.
Bootle Highway by the old dump site. Mr.
Weather was given a 20,000 square foot
plot by local government which will be en-
closed and provide shelter for stray dogs.
Pop's Animal Shelter will be capturing
strays, having them neutered or spayed,
then housing and feeding them at the shel-
ter where they will be available for adop-
tion. Mr. Weatherford has been dealing
with strays for about 15 years and has
watched as packs of them harass tourists
and walkers and make a general nuisance.
Feeling that they deserve a better life


than being left on the streets, he decided
he would do something about it. So far
Mr. Weatherford has had fifteen dogs
spayed or neutered and of those, nine have
been adopted.
Both Mr. Weatherford and the Trea-
sure Cay Humane Society are looking for
volunteers from the community to assist
with helping to care for and foster some of
these potcakes or finances to meet various
needs.


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Rich's Boat
Rentals
Abaco's Best Rental Fleet
At the Head of the Harbour
Rental Rates March, April, May
Daily 3-day Weekly
21'Boat $170 $475 $790
26' Boat $250 $650 $1200
Rental Rate June, July
Daily 3-day Weekly
21'Boat $170 $475 $790
26' Boat $250 $700 $1300
Fishing & Snorkeling Gear
Bait, Ice & Guides
Call 367-2742
P.O. BoxAB 20419, Marsh Harbour


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Abaco Glass Company
Window Glass and Mirrors
Cut and Installed
Screens Made and Repaired
Commercial Store Fronts
Installed and Replaced
Yale Windows
Don MacKay Blvd. 367-2442

Mike Cornish
24 Hour Mobile Tire
Servicing the entire Abaco
With dependable service
Office Location: Forest Drive
Cell Phone: 458-0692


I Abaco A&D


Phone 577-0184


Trucking
Call us
Timothy
or Adele
McDonald
577-0220


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


PO. BoxAB 20432, Marsh Harbour, Abaco


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Items for Sale. Commercial Service. Cars & Boats


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Maxxon inflatable boat, 7mm $250.00
Treasure Cay. Call 365-8670
RIB Novurania 12 ft w/40HP Hon-
da.$6,000. 242-367-5032
JetSkis, 3 Yamaha 4 stroke FX HO
Cruisers 2004, 2005, 2007 models for
$5K,$7K,$9K. Low hours, well main-
tained. 242-367-5032.
2007 115 Evinrude Etec 25' shaft 600hrs.
Asking 3,000 ph. 365-6143 or 357-6540


Onlll1. -pIVCUILCUIe LU11 IdaL Uo11 ULn. OLIUL-
turally sound, but extensive restoration re-
quired. $2,500. E-mail billyd4558@yahoo.
com or call 365-8117 for more information.


19'
Keel sail boat- Rhodes 19, 3 mains, 1 jib,
1 spinnaker, anchor, other gear, structurally
sound, Hope Town, DUTY PAID, $1800
w/o engine, 242-366-0706 Rocky-Keith@
comcast.com


BOATS & MART1 ~INE ITEM
FO AL


20' full keel sailboat "Daisy" Paciic Sea-
craftFlicka, 2005 1GM10 diesel, 2008 9'
inflatable, sm engine. Lots of extras. Man-
O-War harbour. DUTY PAID $30,000
828-693-7656 nancysbell@hotmail.com


20' Proline Fisherman w/ trailer, center
console, T-top, Garmen GPS, trim tabs,
VHF, 115 outboard on bracket. Needs at-
tention. Not used in 5 years. $4,250 Call
242-458-0525
20' Hydrasport in excellent condition w/
T-top, rocket launcher, live baitwell. 85 gal
gas tank, hydralic steering available with or
without 150HP Evinrude Etec for $12,000
or $4,000. Call 366-0038 for further info.
Delivery is available.
21' Offshore hull w/ center console. capt-
plug@gmail.com or 366-0038
22' Privateer hull w/ center console. capt-
plug@gmail.com or 366-0038
23' SeaCraft CC, 225 HP Evinrude,
rocket launcher, GPS/fishfinder, outrig-
gers, fiberglass T-Top w/ radio box, VHF.
Dual Alum Trailer, 1 owner, excellent con-
dition. DUTY PAID. Make offer. dmh@
goiade.org or 954-727-5377


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


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



Boat Rental Business. Turn key, fully op-
erational, good equipment and established
business. For more information call 242-
475-5543


Maytag Microwave model mmv4205,
black. 1150 watts $200. Frigidaire Freez-
er model LFFCO924DWI $300. GE Gas
Clothes Dryer DBXR463GDICC $400.
Eureka Vac, The Boss Smart Vac, $150
Call 458-0560
Mortar Mixer, Whitman WM90P, 9cuft,
9HP Honda $2,000. 242-367-5032


Yamaha YBR 125 motorbike, modified,
electric starter, excellent condition, with
helmet and cover. Asking $2000. Call or
text 242-425-4342
BOATSi & MAR1 ~INE ITEM
FO SL


19' Boat Trailer, lights. Can be seen at
Abaco Outboards. $1700. Call Buddy at
365-6152


Big Cat Equipment
Rentals: Backhoe Dump Trucks
* D3, D5 & D8 Tractors Payloaders
* Excavators
Services:
* Land clearing
* Fill, rock, sand, soil
* Trenching Foundations
Tel: 242-367-2655 Fax: 242-367-2464
Cell: 242-577-5322 242-359-6839


SUGARS HACK'
S HOPE TOWN
over i o flavors of icecream
*made to order deli sandwiches
unique t-shirts 4 gifts
Give us a call @366-0788
for Holiday hours 4- specials
S Located south of town-
just follow the cones'w"


BOATS & MARIN TEMS^T^
:e IFOR SALE I H


24' Glasstream (2007) new engine Yama-
ha 200 hp 2 stroke. Boat is in excellent
condition. Asking $23,000 OBO. Call 366-
0722 or 577-0277


25' Mako, T-top, new engines, tank &
electric, etc. $28,000 Contact 901-082-
3657 or hagen_peters@yahoo.com


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


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April 1 ,2010


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LITTLE HARBOUR WALKER'S CAY, ABACO
Luxurious waterfront island escape. A premier deep-sea fishing destina-
2.64 acres on a stunning peninsula, tion. 58 acres makes this island
completely private and 'off the grid', ideal for a luxury resort and marina.
$2,750,000. Ref. AS11366 $26,000,000. Ref. AS11252


LONG BEACH
Brand new beach home has 5 bed-
rooms, 3 baths, high ceilings, veran-
dah, rec room, and garage/workshop.
$795,000. Ref. AS10905


MARSH HARBOUR
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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MARSH HARBOUR
Sea view 2 bedroom condos and 3
bedroom penthouses in a gated de-
velopment with pool and dock.
Starting at $595,000. Ref. AS10890


ELBOW CAY
3 bedroom, 2 bath home, just across
from the beach, offering a large pool
and deck space for entertaining.
$795,000. Ref. PS10665


CSU lunHU uA
On a quiet island paradise, this
ocean view home has 4 bedrooms,
2 baths and garage.
$649,000. Ref. AS11241


TILLOO CAY
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


Bahama Cay, Abaco


ELBOW CAY MARSH HARBOUR
Serene 3 bedroom, 3 bath home on Spacious turn-key 2 bedroom, 2 bath
the beach, comprised of 2 buildings condo is fully equipped and centrally
connected by a wrap-around deck. located.
$1,390,000. Ref. PS10616 $286,500. Ref. AS10622
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THE ABACO CLUB, WINDING BAY
A unique beauty, this 4 bedroom, 4.5
bath home has exquisite finishes
and exclusive Club amenities.
$3,995,000. Ref. AS10701


GREEN TURTLE GAY 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
This recently renovated motel is lo-
cated in Marsh Harbour and is a
great small business investment.
$580,000. Ref. AS11282


LITTLE HARBOUR, ABACO
A quaint cottage with 150 feetof pris-
tine beachfront. 2 bedrooms, 1 bath
on 1.4 acres of elevated land.
$678,000. Ref. AS11353


THE BLUFF AT WINDING BAY
A unique parcel of land with dramatic
views comprising 17,000 sq. ft. near
the club house.
$500,000. Ref. AS11263


CALAMITY'S COTTAGE
MARSH HARBOUR
A perfect vacation getaway with 4 bedrooms, 4 baths on a canal with boat slip and
just steps away from downtown. $3,000/week. AR10554


RUM RUNNERS
MARSH HARBOUR
Spacious home away from home with all the luxuries 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths,
private pool, boat slip, intemet and decks for grilling $2,975/week. AR10555


WHITE SOUND, ELBOW CAY: 13,770 sq. t. lot near beach $215,000. AS11205
NORTH END, ELBOW CAY: 19,974 sq. ft. oceanfront lot with 120 ft- of beach
and foundation fora 2,600 sq- ft., 4 bedroom home $695,000. Ref. AS11144
BREEZY HILL, ELBOW CAY: 10,494 sq ft. elevated lot $132,000. PS10603
TREASURE CAY: 22,574 sq. ft lot with 10 ft. elevations, 100 ft. of water-
frontage, and easy access to all amenities $120,000. AS11061
AUNT PAT'S BAY, ELBOWCAY: 14,914 sq. ft. comer 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
CENTRALABACO: 5 acre beachfront tract between Marsh Harbourand Treas-
ure Gay Good elevations and utilities. $650,000. AS10756
MARHIE'S LANDING, ELBOW CAY: Half acre building sites in a private waterfront
community with electricity, dock slip, and beach access. $595,000. PS10659
MARSH HARBOUR: 9,750 sq. ft. sea view lot in gated Sunrise Bay. All ameni-
ties nearby. $249,900. AS11026
LUBBERS QUARTERS: 10,489 sq. ft homesite in the Abaco Ocean Club. Near
the community dock. $77,000. AS10969
BAKER'S HEIGHTS: 41 6 acre sea view tract. $1,040,000. AB5178
THE ABACO CLUB, WINDING BAY: Superb 1+ acre beachfront, oceanfront, and
golf course estate lots. Starting at$1,900,000
GUANA CAY: 6.811 sq ft. sea and oceanview lot within the Shipwreck Subdi-
vision. Nearby the new community dock and beaches. $125,000. AS10891
TREASURE CAY: 15 acre estate with elevations to 70 ft. and 630 ft. on the Sea
of Abaco. $1,400,000. AS10886
DOLPHIN BEACH ESTATES: Collection of homesites within a beachfront com-
munity Hilltop lots starting at $150,000. Waterfront lots starting at
$395.000. Beachfront lots starting at $595.000.
GREAT ABACO CLUB: 7.630 sq ft. canalfront lot in a gated community. Nearby
amenities include pool, tennis courts, and beach. $225,000. AS10731



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

WINDING BAY
An immaculate, turn-key
3 bedroom and 3 bath
cottage. Sitting on abluff
overlooking the turquoise
waters of Winding Bay
with sunset and sunrise
views. Enjoy all Ritz-Cad-
ton amenities.
$1,495,000. AS11250

TREASURE CAY
A great opportunity to
build your own paradise.
Just walking distance
from one of the world's
most beautiful beaches.
10,000 sq. ft. in a gated
community next to golf
and marina.
S $98,160. AS11257




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