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Pathfinders holds fund raiser in Treasure Cay
Scholarships will assist students studying abroad
By Timothy Roberts
The hopes of scholarships for 12 hope-
ful candidates were bolstered when the
evening event drew to a close, as Abaco
Pathfinders hosted its second fund raiser of
the year on March 26 at the Bahama Beach
Club in Treasure Cay.
The event included a silent and a live
auction and featured a wide assortment of
items for people to bid on. The silent auc-
tion had items such as crawfish tails, pho-
tographs, outdoor chairs, artwork gift sets
and certificates and many other items all
donated for the cause.
Meanwhile the live auction featured
items such as a yacht charter from the
Moorings, weekend and week-long get-
aways to local and international destina-
tions, a large wooden pirate, an antique
j signal light from a ship and other lavish
gifts including a spa treatment for four at
Michael Albury, chairman of Abaco
Pathfinders and chief auctioneer for the
evening, said they were hopeful to raise a
enough money to assist a few students to
go to college. He said that it was encourag-
ing to see all the volunteers who supported
co Pathfinders has raised scholarship money since 2001 for students to study abroad. These students are part of the 35 who have the event, some being former beneficiaries
lied for assistance this year to go away in September to begin their college careers or vocational training. Two events this spring, of the Pathfinder program. "Even if we
nner and auction in Hope Town and an auction in Treasure Cay, have raised the money for some of these young people. They can only help one, we know it will mean
front row, Shanon Paul, Chelsee Charlton, Stephanie Paul, Stephanie Sweeting, Sapphire Davis, Evelande Gideon, and Dianna the world to them," he said.
Dalmond. In the back row are Cody Unhjem, Shequille Jones, Jackson Jacques, David Vilmar, Jr., and Austin Koepp. The decision
of who will receive the scholarships has not been announced.
Please see Pathfinders Page 2
Treasure Cay Primary School
displays students' art work
Every year the Treasure Cay Primary School holds an art show, selling the work to
raise money for art supplies for the following year. Ann Smith, a second homeowner
in Treasure Cay, works with the students all year for the show. She and others re-
cently updated the school's computer lab and began a lunch program offering nutri-
tious foods. See story on page 2.
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Abaco student comes second in
national Jr. Minister of Tourism
By Felicia Romer, Grade 11
S. C. Bootle High School
The journey to becoming Junior Min-
ister of Tourism for Abaco was indeed a
great success. I've had many accomplish-
ments at my school, S.C. Bootle High, but
this came as a great
with intelligent and
talented young la-
dies for the role on
Abaco was not an
easy task. I would
certainly give thanks
to God, my parents
and my coach, Na-
dira Kawalram, who
with me to ensure
that I was well pre-
pared for the compe-
Winning the title
for Abaco was just
one phase. I had to
overcome the dif-
ficult part when I
competed with stu-
The Bahamas. Hard Felicia Romer, a s
work and dedication placed second in ti
became my priori- Minister of Touris
ties. On March 22nd Huel Moss.
I traveled to Nassau to compete for the
title of Junior Minister of Tourism for
The Bahamas. With support and encour-
Please see Jr. Minister Page 2
tudent at S.C. Bootle High School, recently
he national competition to be named Junior
m. She is shown here with her principal,
Page 2 Section A The Abaconian
Treasure Cay show features student artwork
By Annabella Marquis
Mrs. Ann Smith, part time resident of
Treasure Cay and volunteer art teacher at
the Treasure Cay Primary School, organ-
ised an art show of the highest calibre on
March 24. The show was held at the Com-
munity Center and exhibited artwork from
grades one to six of the school as well as
Nassau's Anthony "BigMo" Morley, an
artist who specialises in affordable Baha-
mian-style oil paintings on canvas.
Mrs. Smith, who spends half the year
on Abaco and the other half in Maine,
teaches art to the students of Treasure Cay
Primary, who have no art teacher during
the months she is absent. All of the work
shown at the exhibition has been produced
under her guidance since November. Mrs.
Smith will be departing for Maine again
at the end of April. Residents and visitors
bought several items and remarked on the
high standard of the exhibits.
The exhibited work was for sale for
the financial benefit of the school's art
department. Creations included drawings
and paintings, collages, gift bags, jewelry
boxes, birdhouses, painted driftwood,
cards and more. There was also a silent
auction featuring pieces such as a glass
and wire mermaid, decorated Poinciana
pods and a driftwood depiction of a Ba-
hamian village. A sizable portion of the
proceeds from BigMo's paintings, which
range in price from $250 to $10,000,
were given to the school.
Many Treasure Cay residents were interested to see what the primary school students
were creating in art under the direction of Ann Smith, who has worked with the school
for years. Sales were very good with the funds going towards purchasing supplies for next
year's art projects.
Rounding out the
Treasure Cay Pri-
mary School art show
was Anthony "BigMo"
Morley from Nassau,
who showed his oil
paintings at the art
show on March 24
at the Treasure Cay
His artwork features
beach and boat scenes
as well as Junkanoo
dancers in full cos-
tumes. He is planning
to add more Abaco scenes to his artwork to
appeal to Abaco clients.
Pathfinders From Page 7
Normally, Pathfinders has one major
fund raising event each year. However,
with the passing of three of the founding
members, and most particularly Jim Blum-
berg, who was the key person in establish-
ing Abaco Pathfinders, the venues were
changed this year. A commemorative din-
ner and auction was held in Hope Town
which was very successful, followed by
this fund raiser in Treasure Cay, which
was the final event of the year. Badly
missed this year was Mr. Blumberg, a su-
perb auctioneer who knew just how to get
the most from the crowd.
Abaco Pathfinders is a program that
was started in 2000 by Mr. Blumberg that
provides academic and vocational scholar-
ships for deserving students on Abaco. The
organization was founded by Hope Town
homeowners and businessmen, Mr. Blum-
berg along with John Head and Ray Ketay.
Jr. Minister From Page 7
agement from Millie Dawkins of the Abaco
Tourism Office and continued preparation
with my coach, I was ready for the compe-
tition that evening.
The competition was a tough one. All
the contestants, including myself, deliv-
ered our speeches and each of us did an
excellent job. After anxiously awaiting the
results, it was time to choose the winner. I
was declared the second place. Certainly it
was not what I had expected because I had
my eyes set on the first place.
I would like at this time to congratulate
all the competitors who participated in
this competition for a job well done and
to encourage my fellow Abaco students to
believe in themselves and grab every op-
portunity that comes their way. Famous
author O.S. Marden said, "Don't wait for
extraordinary opportunities; seize common
occasions and make them great. Weak men
wait for opportunities; strong men make
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T pe Town Specialists Largest Inventory of Properties
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HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #3967 HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #4743 HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #5288
FAR NIENTE BEACHFRONT Move in! 4b/5b, BAY WINDOWS -WATERFRONT DORROS COVE OCEAN VIEW Nely redecorated and spacious 4/4
5,000 sq. ft. on excellent swimming beach, 2 bed 2 bath, 2,400 sq. ft., includes studio on stunning beach in prime location just moments
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FLAMINGO VILLAS 2 homes, 2b/2bb each,
pool, shared deck, overlooking the lighthouse.
Private dock, 45kw generator. $2,099,000.
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bedroom 2 bath cottage with private dock
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HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #2911
SWEETING'S LANDING -WATERFRONT Immaculate
harbourfronthorewithprivatedock3 bed 2bath,bonus
HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #3125 HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #4395
SiROcco OCEANFRONT 4 bedroom SHEPHERD NEEDLE HILL WATERFRONT
3 bath home. 1/2 acre on North End. 3.7 acres. 140' on the Sea of Abaco. Perfect for
Dock access close by. US$1,200,000. development or large estate. US$995,000.
HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #4827 HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #4905
AERIE OCEANVIEWS Why wait? Buy your island OCEAN BLUFF- DORROS COVE OCEANFRONT
getaway,3bedcottagenesdedinthedunes,easybeach Dock slip, acre elevated building
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HO E TUWN I ELBOW CAY #5234 HUOE IUWN I ELBOW CAY #3166
CLIFFORD SAWYER HOUSE HOPE TOWN ARACO RUM PUNCH OCEANVIEWS Swimming
VILLAGE 2 bed 2 bath and detached pool, 3 bed 2.5 bath home. All the extras!
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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 Fruitand vegetabletrees-US$550,000.
HOPE TOWN I ELBOWCAY #5048
WATERFRONT -THE SPIT 0.9 acres
with 100 ft on water, mature native
trees deep water for dock. $525,000.
HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #5230
VALENTINE'S Historic 3 bed 2 bath with
lighthouse views. Steps to public dock, short walk
to beach. Good rental history. US$500,000.
HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #4270
SEA SALT OCEAN VIEW Newly built,
1,600 sq.ft. 3 bed 2 bath. One block off the
ocean, near Sea Spray Marina. US$499,000.
HOPETOWN I ELBOW CAY #3330
FINDERS KEEPERS OCEANVIEW Adorable 2 bed
1.5 bath island cottage. One block off the beach in
White Sound.Newly Renovated. US$485,000.
HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #4161
ATLANTIC DREAM OCEAN FRONT
in Dorros Cove. Includes designated
boat slip at Tahiti Beach. US$450,000.
HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #2584
ToP OF THE WORLD OCEAN VIEW White
Sound 2 bed, 1.5 bath, bonus room, retail space
on main floor,short walk to beach. US$400,000.
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HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #3207 HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #4308
SEAGRAPE OCEANFRONT 3/4 acres near CoCONUTDUNES-OCEANFRONT92ftofbeachfront
public dock Excellent surf area. 101 feet of sandy at Big Point, in quiet residential neighbourhood.
beach. Close to public dockUS$375,000. Partnership opportunity.$375,000.
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HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #5355 HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #4825
AUNT PAT'S BAY LOT 5 Stunning ocean and NORTH END LOT 5 IA OCEAN VIEW-
harbour views, dockage included. Excellent 3 minutes to a white sandy ocean beach
elevation.Buildyourdreamhome.US$259,000. with excellent snorkeling.$ 185,000.
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HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #4246
SURFER'S REST LOT 8 Oceans views,
near White Sound, close to the ocean
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HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #4826
NORTH END LOT 66 Almost 1/2 acrre
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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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#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 the Atlantic,
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 UNDER CONTRACT 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 REDUCED oceanfront, dock slip, highest elevation in
area, view of Tilloo Cut & Atlantic. $475,000. 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 Ocean View, 12,351 sq.ft. $195,000. Jane Patterson
#4826 North End Lot 66 -Almost 1/2 acre lot. Underbrushed. $189,000. Jane Patterson
#3207 Seagrape -White Sound NEW PRICE Oceanfront building site, 101 ft. on the
Atlantic, near public dock. Excellent surf area. $375,000. 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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Central Abaco News GET APPROVED!
Spring City holds in which they aim to reward high achievers ANYTIME! ANYWHERE!
from primary to high school level. Plans
By Jennifer Hudson
The community of Spring City held its
first fund raiser in the form of a cookout
and fun day on March 27. The goal of
this event was to raise money to establish
the Spring City Educational Fund. There
has been a tremendous influx of children
into the settlement of Spring City since
the government constructed 75 new low
cost homes there last year and 25 more
are expected. With the children in mind,
a committee was formed in September of
last year in order to raise funds for an edu-
cational drive. The immediate goal is to
complete a homework centre. Half of the
old school building is now used as a com-
munity centre. When computers have been
purchased, it will become a computer lab.
Edgburt Tinker, Chairman of the Spring
City Committee, spoke of the challenge
which they have put out for the students of
Spring City for this coming summer term
are for any student who achieves a GPA of
3.5 or above to receive a ticket on Bahama-
sair for their summer vacation and any col-
lege student who achieves a GPA of 3.7 or
above to receive $500 towards their tuition
or a laptop computer.
Telanna Newbold is advisor in charge
of children's activities, Cindi Carroll is
secretary and Tracy Fleuridor is treasurer.
"This is just the first of many fund rais-
ers," stated Chairman Tinker. "We hope
to establish a community marching band
and eventually to construct a new commu-
Coldwell Banker Lightbourn Realty has
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the fire station premises to Royal Harbour
Please see Central Page 6
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lab. The committee is also offering airline tickets and money to students who do well in
school this spring. The committee held a dinner on March 27, the first of many to raise
funds. Shown are Telanna Newbold, Advisor; Edgburt Tinker, Chairman; and Teddy
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Mike Lightbourn, president, said the
new location is ideal because it is a thor-
oughfare for both pedestrian and vehicu-
lar traffic. The office is near restaurants
and other businesses frequented by Baha-
mians and visitors. "Our re-location is an
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By Samantha V. Evans
In March the Dundas Town Town Com-
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renovated Burial Society Building. The
focus was on teaching residents ways that
they can keep themselves healthy and to
better maintain any health issues they may
The keynote speaker at the seminar was
Dr. Carnell Farquharson, a Family Prac-
tice Physician at Auskell Medical Center
and a resident physician in Nassau. In a
comprehensive discussion, Dr. Farquhar-
son covered healthcare for men, women
and children and explained the importance
of taking care of every individual part of
Residents raised questions relating to
preventative medicine, the use of natural
bush medicine, and some myths that Dr.
Farquharson was able to dispel.
Some of the areas discussed included
diabetes, cholesterol and high blood pres-
sure, their causes, ways to prevent them
and how to control them. Following the sit
down session, Askell medical team with
the help of Nurse T. Mills from Marsh
Harbour government clinic performed
free cholesterol and sugar testing on at-
tendees. Two residents, Naomi Hughes
and Arnold Hepburn, had high blood sug-
ar levels and were given free sugar testing
kits donated by Auskell Medical Center
so that they can check their reading on a
daily basis. A light lunch was served after
begin at Dundas Town
By Samantha V. Evans
In March computer repair classes lec-
tured by Faron Newbold began at the Dun-
das Town Burial Society. Approximately
ten people attended the class. At the end
of each session new participants will be
During the classes, which are open to
teenagers and adults, students will learn
Please see Central Page 10
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Abaco, like the rest of The Bahamas,
has few natural resources. We have many
natural amenities to attract visitors; beach-
es, reefs and protected coastal waters for
pleasure boats. We have abundant land for
agriculture and plentiful ground water.
Government and the private sector are
taking steps to increase the agricultural out-
put of suitable agricultural land, not just on
Abaco but on Andros and other major is-
lands. The goal is to reduce the $500 million
spent each year on imported food. Thou-
sands of dollars are sent to the United States
each year just for frozen french fries to be
cooked here. How difficult or technical is it
to convert potatoes into french fries?
Abaco's M.P. for South Abaco, Mr.
Edison Key, is working to improve the
country's agricultural output through the
Bahamas Agricultural and Industrial Cor-
poration which he directs. Abaco is one of
several islands being targeted with initia-
tives by BAIC and the Department of Ag-
BAIC recently made available for lease
hundreds of acres of farmland on Abaco in
five and ten acre plots. One area south of
Spring City is suitable for persons in Cen-
tral and South Abaco. Extensive acreage has
been made available in the Norman's Castle
area for interested persons in the North.
We do not have a count of persons who
have applied for these farm plots but under-
stand it is more than one hundred. Besides
making farmland available at reasonable
lease rates, there are many other incentives
including reduced duty or duty exemptions
entirely on equipment and supplies. Regis-
tered farmers have access to farm materials
and supplies at preferred prices from gov-
Besides this recent heightened interest in
farming by Bahamians, the Chinese have
expressed an interest in developing our ag-
ricultural potential. During the recent visit
by several top ranking Chinese agricultural
experts, the topics revolved around the to-
tal integration of agriculture from farmland
to the consumer's plate. This includes the
raising of crops and livestock, the process-
ing of meat and produce and the distribu-
tion of finished products to the grocer's
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shelves. Their stated mission is to assist
The Bahamas in achieving food security
for the country.
The Chinese are not talking about five
and ten acre plots; they are talking about
thousands of acres. Not only are they re-
ferring to vegetable crops but a variety of
fruit and citrus. Further references con-
cerned cattle, sheep, goats, hogs and poul-
try accompanied by a slaughter house,
packing plant and cannery. This is not tra-
ditional mom and pop farming as has been
practiced in The Bahamas for years.
Since news of the Chinese interest
surfaced, many persons have expressed
concerns over the Chinese involvement on
Abaco. One relates to the size of their pro-
posed operation and the potential for envi-
ronmental pollution. We were forwarded
a report found in a London newspaper
on environmental pollution in China due
to agriculture. The data referred to came
from published Chinese reports. The pol-
lution came from agricultural chemicals
and fertilizers applied too liberally or
unnecessarily, the waste products of the
animals themselves and the waste from
slaughter houses. These are valid issues
we should be concerned about if mam-
moth agricultural projects are to be estab-
We find it encouraging that people here
think enough about our environment to be
concerned. We find it equally interest-
ing that there seems to be little concern
over present polluting sources, disposal
methods, chemical applications and other
poisoning contaminants degrading our en-
vironment from a variety of sources.
It has been said that we import agri-
cultural chemicals that have been banned
in other countries. Are we immune to the
problems they cause elsewhere or don't we
care? Are the agricultural chemicals we
use handled, measured and mixed as in-
structed? Additionally, are the application
methods applying the solution as instruct-
ed? Is the application machinery calibrated
properly or is the mixture just squirted out
as looks good?
Are the fruit and vegetables washed of
pesticide residue or are the chemicals ap-
plied sufficiently prior to harvest to allow
for natural degradation of the chemical
Before we complain about what the Chi-
nese or other foreigners might do to our
environment, has anyone studied what we
are doing to our environment?
Abaco has vast water reserves, probably
second only to Andros which has the larg-
est land mass of any Bahamian island. As a
country, The Bahamas has limited amounts
of fresh water. New Providence is woe-
fully short of ground water and relies on
mammoth reverse osmosis plants to make
fresh water. That is an expensive process
compared to sticking a pipe in the ground
and pumping out the water.
We should be taking steps to preserve,
protect and keep this water free of chemi-
cals and pollutants. We should ensure that
this reservoir, or more correctly the many
reservoirs on Abaco, remain pure for hu-
The normal expansion of our towns and
commercial ventures will drive the need
for more clean water. This ground water
will prove to be very valuable in years to
come as Abaco continues with its exponen-
Our expected expansion will also in-
crease the opportunities for increased pol-
lution and a diminished reservoir. Loss of
this water could be caused by:
indiscriminate dumping of refuse.
poor dump or landfill management.
scattered developments on Abaco us-
ing poor sewerage disposal.
excessive water extraction causing
salt water intrusion.
poor use and handling of agricultural
and industrial chemicals.
shoreline excavations deep into the
island. An extreme example is the boat ca-
nal crossing Grand Bahama and the impact
it had on the nearby water table.
As well fields lose their capacity or be-
come polluted, it is relatively easy at this
time to develop a well field farther away.
There have been several short-lived
concerns about our ground water. Ten
or 15 years ago chemicals were found
remaining from the sugar operation. An
outcry saw them removed. A year ago the
leachate from the landfill was found to
be overflowing into the forest and subse-
quently into the ground water. That issue
was not resolved, but it will not surface
again until we experience heavy tropical
rains. Then there will be another outcry.
Recent discoveries show that under-
ground caverns allow the free movement
of our ground water over vast distances.
Researching the extent of inter-connecting
water fields can be tedious and dangerous
We believe that our vast ground water
reserves will prove to be one of Abaco's
greatest resources. At this time it is get-
ting minimal attention. More effort should
be made to understand and preserve this
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We need more details
of Chinese farming
It's like de ja vu with this government.
Every week there is something else that
makes me feel like I have been here before
and it's always about a lack of transpar-
ency, a lack of respect and promises that
don't make sense. Now it's the Chinese
coming to save us with a new and im-
The Chinese are coming, and we are
leasing them 10,000 acres of prime farm
land on Abaco. After the Wilson City fi-
asco, how can this government not feel
compelled to have a public dialogue about
such an important proposal that has tre-
mendous environmental, economic and
social implications? It appears that there is
little conversation going on even between
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Edison Key, the head of BAIC, is pro-
moting this Chinese invasion touting the
benefits to The Bahamas, but where is the
Ministry of Agriculture on such a grand
plan? What impact will mass farming
have on the small local farmer, and how
does this proposal fit with the BAIC's or
the Ministry of Agriculture's efforts to
promote Bahamian farming? What conces-
sions are being given to attract this latest
challenge to Bahamian ownership and eco-
nomic empowerment? And then there are
the questions of what impact this massive
farm and livestock operation will have on
our environment. What practices will be
used, including fertilizers, waste manage-
ment, oversight? How long is the lease?
What other doors are we opening? With
an insatiable appetite for sea food, will
our ocean be the next target for the Chi-
nese agro business objectives? Again, we
find ourselves as sideline observers to the
government's infinite wisdom as to what is
best for Bahamians.
The BAIC may say that the land is fal-
low and the Chinese will be good for farm-
ing in The Bahamas. But this could be like
a similar argument I recently heard from
Fisheries about the tuna netting. While we
were fighting the netting of tuna in The
Bahamas, the argument was put forth that
this practice was happening all around us
so therefore Bahamians should have the
chance to take advantage of this econom-
ic opportunity. I was flabbergasted that
Fisheries would have such a shortsighted
view of the resource and be so willing to
go along with worst practices in fishing
instead of creating best practices for the
long term preservation of such an impor-
tant Bahamian resource. Similarly we are
throwing open the doors and rolling out
the welcome mat to the Chinese to come
and farm on Abaco without considering
the notorious reputation the Chinese have
in the destruction of their own land with
poor farming practices?
What exactly are we as a people getting
out of this deal? Jobs? Food security? What
is happening to the hundreds of acres that
have been leased to Bahamians for farm-
ing? My conversations with local farm-
ers reveal that the ongoing support from
BAIC is nonexistent. Have we given up
on developing local farming on Abaco? Is
BAIC considering best farming practices in
organic farming for the health of Bahami-
ans and the protection of the environment?
Questions, questions, questions and no
news of public meetings to address these
questions and concerns.
When will the government learn to re-
spect the people's input and intelligence.
Or will we hear soon that it is a "DONE
DEAL?" Just a cursory review of the po-
tential environmental, economic and social
issues surrounding the Chinese farming
project makes me wonder who is the real
benefactor and why again are we being so
passive as a culture. Could it be that we
just don't know any other position to take?
Or will we say that farmers and fishermen
are some fringe environmental group with
a foreign agenda? Again, I ask what are we
trading our land and way of life for?
Please take the time to become informed
and make the effort to call or write the
Prime Minster with your questions and
concerns. Let's demand accountability and
public dialogue on these issues.
Capt. Clint Kemp
President, Abaco Cares
Please see Letters Page 9
Page 8 Section A
The Abaconian April 15, 2010
April 15, 2010 The Abaconian
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From Page 8
We need to preserve
I would like to thank the Abaco Cares
organization for its efforts to preserve our
historical and archaeological heritage. I
feel strongly about this issue, but I have
little optimism as I have witnessed the
destruction of this heritage time and time
again. Yes, I am angry.
The only solution is unfortunately con-
trary to our culture. We need to properly
consequence this antisocial behaviour. But
we do not, and as a result we are unable
to discourage let alone prevent these acts.
We already have the necessary laws for
many of the antisocial activities that take
place in our nation, and they are constantly
being broken with impunity and without
consequence. The proper authorities are
either overwhelmed, or worse still, unwill-
ing to do their jobs. They are not held to
Over 50 years ago my father purchased
the Cowpen Road property in New Provi-
dence, on which the "Southern Battery"
(built by Lord Dunmore) used to exist.
This had been surveyed, photographed and
listed on the register of historical sites. I
have tried to GIVE this property to the
Bahamian people. None of this has met
with any appropriate interest. Quite the
contrary, criminals were allowed to bull-
doze the property and the police held them
for only 12 hours as the Antiquities and
Monuments people were unwilling to pur-
sue their legislative mandates.
Yes, I perhaps should have held out for
a private prosecution but my pessimism set
in. Until we have a cultural change that
sees the value in appropriate punishment,
we will have to live with the consequences.
What are the alternatives? I am convinced
that few of the persons the Abaco Cares or-
ganization suggests we write to will care.
Also time is not on the side of preserva-
tion; it is on the side of unfettered develop-
ment and greed.
This why we have the Che's and the
Osama's of the world. If any are born in
The Bahamas, I hope they and our children
will forgive me. I for one am happy for
mortality. This should give me relief. I do
not wish to be angry any longer.
Thanks to our minister
To the Hon. Lawrence Cartwright, Min-
ister of Agriculture & Marine Resources
This is a letter to applaud the stance of
the Bahamian government in opposing tuna
purse seine netting in The Bahamas and to
encourage you to hold strong in this po-
sition. As a sportfisherman I support the
Bahamian economy with multiple trips per
year to The Bahamas on my vessel includ-
ing trips to Grand Bahama Island, Abaco
and Nassau. I bring multiple guests and I
introduce new people to your islands each
The reason sportfishermen go to The
Bahamas is not only due to the excellent
facilities and warm people, but due to su-
perior fishing and diving compared to the
United States. Large purse seines are sim-
ply too efficient and are capable of harvest-
ing as much in one pass of the net than
sportfishermen collect in one year. A large
amount of by-catch will perish as well,
even if it is thrown back into the sea. A
commercial fishing operation of this scale
will result in an unsustainable tuna fishery.
I would offer that any profit gleaned by
your government from allowing such an
operation will be vastly outweighed by the
loss in revenue from tourism, sportfishing,
diving and lower scale local commercial
fishing. Quite simply, if the fishing is poor
or even comparable to the United States,
the boats and other tourists will no longer
come from the United States to fish. Also,
in the long run there will not be any fish
left even for commercial harvesting.
I believe the position taken in reference
to this issue by the Ministry of Agricul-
ture and Marine Resources is admirable,
and indeed the United States could learn
from you. I encourage you to complete
the necessary amendments to the Fisheries
Conservation Act and Regulations in order
to maintain a sustainable level of fisheries
resources within Bahamian waters.
Adrian Lavina, MD
Undermentioned are some points of
concern triggered by the possibility of
Chinese farming on Abaco. There has not
been any public thorough information dis-
closure so far, and we are hoping that this
letter will prompt BAIC or the Ministry
of Agriculture to hold a public meeting so
farmers and the residents of our island can
know what to expect as far as the Chinese
involvement on our island. We would ap-
preciate if you could publish this letter in
your next issue.
Abaco Neem welcomes growth on our
island, environmentally friendly and con-
trolled growth (of course, we still need a
master plan); we are concerned with com-
panies coming here to do large scale ag-
riculture (especially with livestock) that
could further contaminate our water table.
Let's not forget that one of our most
valuable resources is our fresh water, an-
other one being the mangroves that pro-
tect our shores and that could be easily
destroyed by agricultural product run-off.
According to internet data, 65 percent
of the world's water is now polluted by
chemicals. We are one of the few places
on earth sitting on that valuable commod-
ity: fresh potable water. It should not be
contaminated by large scale industry or
unsupervised use of toxic chemicals for
the short term benefit of the creation of
a few jobs or government trade-offs. It is
our most sacred duty to protect our fresh
water reserves and to leave it unpolluted
for future generations.
If China wants to come here and grow
organically and practice environmentally
friendly farming, where the food is go-
ing to be sold here firsthand, not through
third hand importation by wholesalers, we
welcome them. It is being said that they
intend to do large scale livestock farm-
ing. That would most certainly create con-
tamination through the seeping of nitrates,
growth hormones and antibiotics into the
water lens that will eventually end up in
our drinking water. This inevitably will
result in the long term to high healthcare
costs, increased disease, create a further
strain on our public treasury and result in
increased cost of living.
As a concerned entity we would like to
be informed of where these farmers were
farming prior to coming here; we would
like to see photographs of their farms and
the environmental impact they had on the
surrounding communities. China suppos-
edly has a high rate of birth defects caused
by industrial and mostly agricultural pol-
lutants. That information prompts us to re-
quest an impact study on the communities
where the Chinese were involved in farm-
ing. What do those surrounding areas look
The population of The Bahamas is ap-
Section A Page 9
proaching 400,000 people. With assistance
from the government, it should be possible
for local farmers, taking a lesson from past
farming, adopting new agro-technology
such as vertical farming and hydroponics
to render our country self-sufficient. Ab-
aco Neem has proven, without formal as-
sistance, that organic farming can be suc-
cessful in this country. Give our Bahamian
farmers a real chance and support from the
public and assistance from the government
with land tenure and grants where deserved
and we farmers can repeat history and do
what our forefathers did a short 40 years
ago. We can help our country get on track
with food security for the nation. If any
country wants to step in and lend assistance
with the development of new environmen-
tally friendly technologies, we would wel-
Stop and consider another area of con-
cern that might be the reaction provoked
in our Northern neighbors, America and
Canada, by The Bahamas depending on
the Chinese for food security. Is this really
what independence is all about? Our North
American neighbors have helped feed us
through the years by contributing to steady
tourism and agriculture, and here on Ab-
aco they have provided financial security
through the regular yearly cash influx of
our second homeowners who have help
build our community. Are we cutting off
the hands that help feed us?
We would welcome a public forum dur-
ing which BAIC and the Ministry of Agri-
culture could outline the immediate and re-
sidual benefits the Bahamian people would
obtain through this alliance with China.
This letter is meant to voice our con-
cerns and to ask questions. We have not
formed an opinion because we do not have
all the facts. Like the rest of our communi-
ty we would like to be apprised of the facts
by those who are drawing the contracts be-
fore they are signed on the dotted line and
before any land preparation takes place.
To the Hope Town
According to an advertisement in the
April 1 issue of The Abaconian, the plans
for a resort and marina at the Elbow Cay
Club have been resubmitted with little or
no changes. Please find our attached letter
to you from July 24, 2009.
We have not changed our minds, and
still oppose this large, high density resort
for the same reasons we opposed it last
year. Evidently, you, our Council, agreed
with residents, voters and second hom-
eowners of Hope Town and neighbouring
cays. You turned these plans down, and we
thank you for that.
You made the right decision last sum-
mer, and we urge you to make the same
Donnie and Brigitte Carey
Still the same
To the Hope Town District Council
July 24, 2009
It has come to our attention that the new
owners of the Elbow Cay Club are plan-
ning to develop a high density, all inclu-
sive resort with lots of new homes and
rental units, three different restaurants and
bars as well as shops and boutiques, all of
which will be in direct competition with
locally owned and operated Hope Town
In addition, there will be a big marina,
with a breakwater extending some 450 feet
out into the Sea of Abaco This will inter-
fere with boat traffic's right of passage go-
ing into and out of Hope Town harbour.
If built according to plans, the marina will
accommodate approximately 150 boats.
Our existing marinas nearby are hav-
ing a difficult time keeping their marinas
full. So why would we want a mega marina
with all the related problems of noise, wa-
ter and air pollution?
As it is now, BEC is having huge dif-
ficulties supplying Elbow Cay with proper
electrical service. To add a resort with
over 80 houses, countless businesses and
a huge marina to the existing load will be
causing tremendous energy related prob-
lems for all of us.
This resort, if approved in this form and
size, will generate enormous amounts of
refuse. The Hope Town District already
has problems with the existing garbage.
What would Elbow Cay do with more?
The labour pool in this area is very
small. The owners of the new resort will
have to import a large group of workers.
Please see Letters Page 22
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maintenance techniques, how to break
down a computer, load a computer, use ba-
sic programs, browse and use the Internet.
It is Mr. Newbold's intention to have a
graduation ceremony later in the year for
all of those who complete the course. He
is also working to get the course certified
so that graduates will have certification in
computer repair. The classes are held on
Tuesday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m.
By Samantha V. Evans
On March 23rd BGCSE English classes
began at the Dundas Town Burial Society
with Carlene Farquharson as the instruc-
tor. The classes were held on Tuesday and
Thursday from 4:30 to 6 p.m. continuing
until April 13th at which time classes will
resume for the BJC English students. The
classes began for the BGCSE students first
because, according to Ms. Farquharson,
that exam is given before the BJC English.
She has limited seating so hopes that the
students will take advantage of the class-
es being provided by the Dundas Town
Township Committee. The initial response
was very slow, but she is hopeful that
through advertisement and word of mouth
those students needing the help will attend
Specialty shop opens
By Samantha V. Evans
Infinity No Limit Outlet, located in the
Archer Building on Queen Elizabeth Drive
in Marsh Harbour, opened in December
2009. The proprietor, Bekera Taylor, is no
stranger to the business as she opened her
first store in 1998 while living in Nassau.
She is an interior and exterior designer,
painter, florist and marketing specialist.
At Infinity No Limit Outlet the staff can
do in store promotions, advertising and
sales. Ms. Taylor can also shop for you
in the U.S. or online and for those persons
who cannot drive in the U.S., she can take
Additionally, she can decorate your
home, business or church, find you a con-
sultant for your wedding needs and link
clients with other businesses. It is your
one stop shop for all your wedding, fu-
neral, rental staging and shopping needs
as the shop carries full packages for wed-
dings and funerals including caskets and
wreaths. The store is open Monday to Fri-
day 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Saturdays
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The Dundas Town Committee is organizing classes that cover basic BGCSE and BJC
courses so adults who have not taken these national examinations can prepare and take
them this spring. Also being offered are computer classes taught by Faron Newbold,
who is shown here instructing the group. The classes are held in the newly reconstructed
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A special thank you to the many members of the Abaco community who attended our grand opening
celebration. Your support helped make our big day a great success.
For decades, we have shared a deep commitment to the growth of the Abacos. Today, Great Abaco
continues to emerge as a highly coveted destination, for both real estate and tourism, and we are thrilled
to contribute to the fabric of the island's prosperity.
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Penny Turtle Billfish
Tournament will return
Abaco Beach Resort has announced the
return of the Penny Turtle Invitational on
June 15th -19th. This tournament holds
fond memories for many as it was an an-
nual event for more than 15 years. A team-
oriented fishing competition, this event
will feature Penny Turtle as tournament
host and promises to be a fun time for all
involved. In addition, the tournament will
raise money for the Cancer Society of The
Scoring for the Penny Turtle Invitational
will be as follows: 600 points for a white
or blue marlin and 250 points for a sail-
fish. All releases must be verified by digi-
tal photograph or video. All billfish must
be caught and released using circle hooks.
Some proceeds from the tournament
will benefit Bahamas Air Sea Rescue Asso-
ciation, a non-profit voluntary organization
committed to saving the lives of distressed
seamen or airmen.
Contact Laurie Bass at (888) 883-
2890 or e-mail Laurie.Bass@AbacoBe-
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Marsh Harbour Town
By Timothy Roberts
The new traffic light at the corners of
Forest Drive, Key Track Road and Don
MacKay Boulevard was discussed during
the Marsh Harbour Town Committee's
meeting on March 17. The light had previ-
ously been turned on in error and was on
for several hours.
The committee decided that before the
traffic light is turned on, the public must
be notified and a policeman should be
placed at the intersection for several days
until the public gets used to the light. The
committee also decided to have traffic per-
sonnel from the Ministry of Works exam-
ine the intersection and give advice. The
light will eventually be put into service.
Other topics that the committee dis-
cussed included the withdrawal of the con-
tract for placing street signs because the
Ministry of Works will be in charge of
placing the signs. No time line was give
regarding the completion of this job.
A letter from the office of the Adminis-
trator for Central Abaco gave notice that all
persons or companies having signs on the
road verges at the airport, as well as other
roadsides must remove them. Signs are not
to be erected on government property.
It was a glorious morning for Christians on this Resurrection Sunday, April 4th. The
pastor and members of the church family of Friendship Tabernacle Church held an
early morning Easter Service at Long's Landing in Marsh Harbour. Boaters came to
hear the message of what Jesus' resurrection means to the world, a message delivered
by Rev. Dr. Silbert Mills, who spoke on the topic He Knows Who You Are. He stated
that when Jesus rose on the third day, many persons did not recognize Him until he
spoke to them. He told them that on this Resurrection Sunday they should make a deci-
sion to listen to and respond to the voice of the Lord while He still calls.
Police reminder to motorists: Obey the speed limits.
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April 15, 2010
The Abaconian Section A Page 13
Nassau motorcycle club spent
Easter weekend on Abaco
By Jennifer Hudson
Residents of Marsh Harbour were most
likely aware of a larger number of motor-
cycles on the road than usual over the Eas-
ter weekend. A large contingent of motor-
cyclists and their wives and friends from
Nassau spent the Easter weekend on Ab-
aco. They arrived on Good Friday aboard
the Fast Ferry and left on Easter Monday.
Seventeen bikers, all members of the Plati-
num Ryders Club of Nassau, brought their
powerful machines, many of which bore
intricate designs and were mainly red since
the colours of the club are red and black.
Some members wore decorative red and
black club jackets.
On Easter Saturday afternoon the bikers
gathered in front of Bristol Wines and Spir-
its for a social gathering and to meet with
members of the com-
munity stopping by for
free drinks courtesy of
Bristol Wines and Spir-
its. All of their gleam-
ing bikes were lined up
along the edge of the
Troy Johnson, leader
of the group who is also
the group's Chaplain,
explained that this was
the first visit of the club
to Abaco but that they
would like to make it an
annual event. "Some of
us have roots here and
have been before but it
is the first time to Aba- Troy Johnson, rig
co for some. We chose ders Club of Nas
Abaco because it is easy over Easter week
to get to and because of Troy Johnson II,
our roots. I have family in Cherokee with
whom I will be staying." Troy Johnson II
was also here with his father.
Mr. Johnson explained the goals of the
club which are not just to ride around and
have fun. "We are a new group and have
only been in existence for three months.
But we hold functions to raise funds to help
the needy in the community and any of our
riders who need help with medical expens-
es. We donate to the Ranfurly Home for
Children and various other charities and
churches." He stressed that he is very seri-
ous about safety; riders must wear helmets
and ride in a prudent manner. "We always
put God first. Before we rolled off the fer-
ry, we stood in a circle and held hands to
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The three-day trial begins on April 7th be-
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In early December RDA and Matt Mc-
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Works and Transport, the South Abaco
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case was denied.
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and Matt McCoy in this case.
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The action attempts to stop the construc-
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Abaco. The case claims that the people of
Abaco were not consulted despite a legiti-
mate expectation that they would be, that
ght, Leader and Chaplain of the Platinum Ry-
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end. They traveled on the fast ferry. His son,
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The epilogue of Dr. Binard's humanitarian trip to Haiti
Ed. note: Dr. Marc Binard traveled to
Haiti after its devastating earthquake to
carry medical supplies. He has worked and
lived in Haiti previously so was familiar
with the country. However, he was recruit-
ed to care for patients and spent 10 days of
relief work. Following is the satisfactory
conclusion of his caring for one specific
patient. He has practiced on Abaco for
I arrive in Milwaukee in a snow storm.
I realize I had left my jacket in Cap Hai-
tian. I wait for the airport shuttle bus in
the snowstorm in a thin short sleeve shirt
and feel no cold. The warmth of Haiti and
its people provide me with a radiant inner
glow that even the snow can't extinguish.
The bus drops me off at my car and I
clean off 11 days of accumulated snow. I
fire up the turbo diesel and allow the car to
heat up. I remember that Richard and his
wife have given me autographed Cd's of
RAM and I also have a pirated copy of the
best of RAM from the Cap airport.
I slide in the first RAM Cd and merge
onto the highway in the snow storm. I have
a three hour drive but the music smooths
out the drive. The music mesmerizes me.
I hear Richard and his wife's voices. I am
transported back to the Oloffson. The snow
falls harder. It is 2 a.m. and I wonder why
the trucks passing me don't push up more
dust. I then realize, they are not Haitian
trucks, these roads are not dirt. It is snow
on the road, not dirt. I am in Wisconsin,
At 3 a.m. I pull up in the driveway of
my Victorian home in Sturgeon Bay. When
I left 11 days ago, I wondered why I had
the privilege of living in such a fine home
far removed from natural disasters and po-
litical insurrection. Now I enter the house,
not with a feeling that I don't deserve to
live here, I actually feel totally dissociated.
I feel that I don't actually live here. My
body might be in Wisconsin but my soul is
still in Haiti.
I climb up to the third story bedroom,
trying not to wake my wife and child. I am
still covered in road grime from the bus
ride and am still ill. I haven't eaten any
solid food in three days. I don't want to
bring any bacteria home to my wife and 2
month old daughter. I wash my hair four
times before it no longer feels stiff with
dust and dirt.
An unfinished job
I am a day late in returning to the clinic.
Rather than take a day off, I get in my Jetta
and head for the office at 745am. I feel
amazingly rested after only three hours
sleep. I realize that this is the longest unin-
terrupted sleep I have had in a week. I push
the RAM CD back into the CD player. Be-
fore I reach the office, the music brings
me to tears.
I do my best to re acclimate to my Wis-
consin practice, but I am still concerned
that I have abandoned my patient in Haiti.
It is difficult to reach Regine in Port au
Prince but eventually, I get a response on
Faceb ook. As it turns out, the helicopter
never showed up so Richard had to go back
to the hotel. That night he had another kid-
ney stone attack. The next day Richard was
finally taken to the USN hospital ship com-
fort and had a stent placed in his kidney to
bypass an obstructing stone.
My feelings of guilt are overwhelming.
I thought my patient was in good hands but
in fact, I had left before I could person-
ally supervise his transfer of care to the
Now, I have a patient in Port au Prince
with a stent in his kidney, and I have no
idea how I can get him the definitive care
he needs. I am in Wisconsin and my patient
is in Port au Prince Haiti, a country devas-
tated by an earthquake with its main airport
closed to commercial air traffic.
Between patients I check my emails.
There are over 700 emails in my inbox,
many from the Corbett List, an internation-
al internet list composed of members who
actively support and follow everything to
do with Haiti. I scan the headings look-
ing for something of interest. There is one
email that jumps out at me. "South Caro-
lina has been chosen to be the center for
repatriation of displaced American citizens
I click the email wondering where in
South Carolina this relocation might be
taking place. I am pleased to find that it is
in Charleston, a city I know well. In fact,
I have a cottage there and my daughter at-
tends the College of Charleston. The email
goes on to say that MUSC, the Medical
University of South Carolina has been
designated the hospital that will treat any
medical issues in the repatriated U.S. citi-
zens from Haiti.
I recall that Richard is, in fact, a U.S.
citizen. Though his mother is Haitian,
his father was a U.S. citizen. There is no
contact information for the repatriation
program so I do what Regine would have
done. I start at the top and assume a posi-
tion of baseless authority. I place a call to
the president of MUSC.
"Good morning, this is Dr. Binard and I
have a patient in Port au Prince, Haiti, who
I need to have med-evac-ed to MUSC for
treatment of kidney stones."
"Why are you calling me?" she asks.
The president's secretary has absolutely no
knowledge about the repatriation efforts.
I explain to her that MUSC is now the
center for repatriation of displaced Ameri-
can citizens from Haiti and I need to repa-
triate a patient.
Clearly, I am annoying the secretary.
She makes a quick disposition. "Let me
put you in contact with Heather, our PR
spokesperson." I am put on hold.
A much more pleasant voice answers
the phone. It is Heather, the MUSC PR
person, and she has heard about the repa-
triation program. I feel the need to give a
"Heather, I have an incredible opportu-
nity for MUSC to not only deliver humani-
tarian aid but also give the MUSC inter-
national recognition in providing care for
Haiti's leading musician and spokesman."
I explained Richard's situation. As
it turns out, Heather is a reggae fan and
has heard Richard's music with the group
RAM before. She is enthusiastic that she
can arrange care for Richard. "Call me
later today," she says.
Heather sends me an email later in the
day. "It's all arranged, Richard has been
accepted for admission at MUSC. We have
arranged all his accommodations and med-
Heather adds, "Seems that you have
some old friends here." As it turned out, the
executive medical director of MUSC is Dr.
Pat Cawley. I had hired Pat in 1995 to work
in a satellite hospitalist program I had set up
in Conway SC. I guess my years of work in
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Following up on ill patient required patience and diligence
Binard From Page 14
SC had paid off. I was pleased to hear that
Pat would be supervising Richard's care.
Pat was the immediate past president of the
Society of Hospital medicine, making him
essentially the most senior hospital medicine
specialist in the USA.
With great pleasure, I relay the informa-
tion to Richard. The choice of Charleston
also seems appropriate. There is a long-
standing connection between Charleston
and the Caribbean and there is a local
"Gullah" culture that continues to practice
African religion and music.
Now my only challenge is how to get
Richard out of Port au Prince and to South
Carolina. I consider an exit from Cap
Haitian but bumping up the road for eight
hours from Port au Prince with a stent in a
kidney is a bad idea. My only option is to
fly him out of Port au Prince, a city with
no commercial air traffic allowed in or out.
Sitting at my office pod desk in Stur-
geon Bay, Wisconsin, I am clueless how
to get Richard out of Haiti. I realize that
I need to speak to the military in Port au
Prince to try to get Richard evacuated, but
I have no phone numbers. Then I remem-
ber, when I was leaving Provo for Cap
Haitian, a Coast Guard officer had given
me the phone numbers of the officer in
charge of the Coast Guard helicopters in
Nassau. I had loaded the phone numbers
in my U.S. cell phone. I scrolled through
the numbers in my phone until the famil-
iar 242 prefix appeared and I hit redial.
Once again borrowing Regine's method of
gentle but persisitent pressure, I explained
my situation to the Coast Guard officer. I
was promised a call back with information.
Several hours later my phone rang. The
Coast Guard couldn't help me but I was
given a phone number for an army officer
who might be able to help.
By the end of the day, I had spoken
to the Army, Navy and finally the U.S.
Air Force. I never let on that I was ac-
tually calling from Wisconsin; every-
body thought that I was calling from my
patient's bedside in Port au Prince. With
each phone call, I dropped the name of
the officer that I had spoken to last. Slowly
my path worked its way up through the
hierarchy of the military, from lieutenant
to captain, then from captain to major,
then from lieutenant colonel to colonel un-
til finally I was speaking to an Air Force
colonel in Port au Prince. The colonel lis-
tened to my story and promptly gave me
an order. "Have your patient and daughter
at the Port au Prince airport at 4 p.m. to-
morrow. We have a military flight leaving
for Tampa. He is confirmed on the flight."
This was indeed great news and I
emailed Richard the information. Now, all
I had to do was get Richard from Tampa
to Charleston. I was given another phone
number for the Air Force base in Tampa
and with one simple phone call, the Air
Force confirmed that they would make
the arrangements to get Richard and his
daughter to Charleston from Tampa the
February 10, Charleston, S.C.
Richard arrives on my daughter Lau-
ren's birthday. I tell Lauren that I have a
special birthday present for her. I am send-
ing her favorite band, RAM. Well, actu-
ally not the entire band but at least the lead
Heather has made all the arrangements
at MUSC, and Richard is whisked into
the hospital to prepare for surgery the fol-
lowing day. A room has been secured at a
nearby bed and breakfast so that Richard
can enjoy a little of the historic town. Lau-
ren and her boyfriend Ben join Richard and
his daughter Isabelle to celebrate Lauren's
birthday. As an amazing coincidence, it
turns out that Ben's father, a London-based
news photographer, was recently a guest of
Richard's at the Oloffson.
Richard's surgery is a success and af-
ter a few days of observation and recovery
he is ready to return to Port au Prince. I
am faced with the challenge of how to get
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Dr. Binard is planning
the next trip to Haiti
Binard From Page 16
Richard back into Haiti. I am contemplat-
ing the Provo route when I get an email
from Richard. It seems that Richard is a
friend of Jimmy Buffett. Jimmy is a Haitian
fan and plays RAM on his Margaritaville
XM station. Jimmy has a plane headed to
Port au Prince from Palm Beach in a few
days to take down tents and supplies. Rich-
ard and Isabelle may be able to go along.
Now my inbox is filling up with emails
with margaritaville.com addresses. There
are concerns if Richard can make the 6
hour flight on the slow flying prop plane.
I give the Buffet people assurances that
Richard is fit to fly. This is truly a sto-
rybook ending. Richard and his daughter
will fly back to Haiti on Buffett's plane.
Margaritaville to the rescue.
I head out for a celebratory dinner with
my wife and baby. It has been a difficult
and stressful time but now I can relax
knowing that I have done all I can to take
care of my patient. I treated him to the best
of my abilities in Haiti, arranged care and
transport in the U.S. and now he had safe
transport back to Port au Prince.
When I return from dinner, I open my
emails and find distressing news. Richard
and Islabelle have been bumped from the
flight due to weight concerns since the
plane is loaded with tents and relief sup-
plies. I sit back a minute and contemplate
my options. My options are limited so I
once again borrow Regine's method of get-
ting the job done and fire off an email to
the Margaritaville staff. I apologize that it
really is none of my business but as Rich-
ard's doctor, my advice is that they take a
few tents off the plane and make room for
Richard and his daughter. The morale of
my patient and the country of Haiti would
greatly appreciate it. I hit the send button
and go to bed.
The next morning, I check my emails
and notice an email from an unknown
sender. I open the email and find it is from
Jimmy Buffett himself. He has read my
email and agrees completely. Richard and
his daughter are confirmed on the flight.
Jimmy even goes the extra step of send-
ing his plane to Charlestonto pick them
up and will fly them back to Palm Beach
before they head for Haiti. Margaritaville
has truly come to the rescue. I send a thank
you to Jimmy and discover what I had sus-
pected for a long time from hearing some
of Jimmy's songs, he has a deep love for
Now, I am finally able to relax. The job
is done. Now it is time to prepare for the
next trip. I go to the bank and set up a new
non-profit account, the "Bon Bagay Haiti"
fund which means good things for Haiti.
When I head to Abaco to work the next
week, I am pleasantly surprised to receive
$9500 dollars in donations for Haiti donat-
ed by the generous people of Abaco. Now I
have the funding to make some good things
Haiti, m'ap vini! (I am coming)
Dr. Binard would like to give sincere
thanks to all the people of Abaco for the
support he has received for his work in
Haiti. He would like to give special thanks
to Marcus Bethel and Judy Saul Novo at
the Abaco Inn for their generous support
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Boat theft prevention information and tips
By Timothy Roberts
"A billion dollar industry is being jeop-
ardized by the rising occurrence of boat
theft in Abaco as well as a number of is-
lands throughout The Bahamas," accord-
ing to Assistant Superintendent of Police,
Bruce Arnett, Second Officer-In-Charge,
Abaco Police Department.
While boat theft is rising locally, it can
be noted that the problem is quite wide-
spread throughout the Caribbean and the
United States. In a report by the National
Insurance Crime Bureau (a United States
firm) there were 19,854 watercraft thefts
between January 1, 2006, and March 31,
2009, in the United States with Florida,
California and Texas leading the nation.
"We need all eyes on board and (to) be
ready to fight this to the end," ASP Arnett
said. "It has to be personal to every Aba-
conian because this will be impacting our
kids and generations unborn if we don't get
this (boat theft) under control."
"In this vein, the Police and the com-
munity need to come together and combat
this problem. In order for all of us to work
together, we need to be well informed and
alert to what is happening around us."
added ASP Arnett. "The boat thieves in
general are stealing boats in order to facili-
tate their primary illegal activity of drug or
human trafficking, just as stolen cars are
used in bank robberies, making themselves
harder to track."
The Police have recognized some trends
that could assist in alerting or capturing
boat thieves. These thieves who are very
smart and bold follow a pattern similar to
what is outlined here.
1. They normally steal boats between
midnight and 5:30 a.m. (although recently
a boat was stolen at 8:30 p.m.)
2. There are usually two to four persons
involved in the operation.
3. They will usually watch a targeted
boat for some time before actually steal-
4. They buy large amounts of fuel,
usually two to three 55-gallon barrels at
5. They tend to be from another island
and will partner or network with people
from local communities.
The boats that are often targeted seem
to be predominantly in the areas of Green
Turtle Cay, Treasure Cay, Hope Town and
Marsh Harbour. However, with a height-
ened awareness due to the recent increase
in thefts, they have now started to look to
private cays and smaller settlements as well.
Boats and motors
The thieves tend to target specific boats
because of the nature of what they are
doing. First, they are on the lookout for
larger speed boats, usually within the 27-
foot to 34-foot range, although they some-
times steal slightly smaller boats, usually
as transportation to a targeted boat.
They like a boat that offers a lot of
floor space with a center console. These
are good on the open seas as they will of-
ten be crossing the Atlantic Ocean in their
They are seeking boats with two or
more engines, although for shorter runs or
as a means of getting to another boat, they
will also take single engine boats from time
to time. The engines of choice are typical-
ly 200 to 300-horsepowered outboard en-
gines. There is a preference for carbureted
Routes they may take
When they have the boat in their posses-
sion, the thieves will take usually one of
two main routes. One route will take them
north past Grand Bahama and areas like
Maclean's Town, Walker's Cay and Grand
Cay and on to the United States coastline.
The other takes them south to certain is-
lands in The Bahamas chain, such as Bi-
mini, New Providence, Eleuthera, Exuma
or as far as Jamaica and Hispaniola in the
south and western Caribbean.
Boats have been recovered in Great
Harbour Cay, Andros, Bimini, Eleuthera,
Exuma, Long Island, Grand Bahama and
Possible hiding places
Whether the thieves intend to re-use
the stolen boat or they just want to get rid
of it because they are done with it, they
will often ditch the boats in some common
areas. They frequently leave them in the
mangrove bushes, typically in places like
Snake Cay, Hole-in-the-Wall, Sandy Cay,
Turtle Creek, Sandy Point and Moore's
They have been known to leave them
beached or tied up in harbours, commonly
at a public dock or a place where they will
not encounter any questioning. They have
also been found to leave them at abandoned
or secluded cays.
When they are finished with a boat,
they will sometimes have them stripped
of parts or trailer them somewhere else to
have them repainted and modified in order
to change the boat's identity. Therefore,
be mindful of persons trying to sell boats,
GPS systems, navigational devices, VHF
radios, compasses, boat engines, fishing
rods, diving gear, etc. These could be sto-
len. If so, you can find yourself arrested
for receiving stolen goods.
Times to be alert
According to Detective Constable Datus
Farrington (Central Detective Unit, Aba-
co), "Boat owners and marina managers
need to be on high alert during the hours
between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. The major-
ity of boats reported stolen occurred dur-
ing those hours." According to his studies,
"There is no preferred day of the week for
a boat thief to strike. They will strike at
any given day, even holidays. They have
even stolen a boat recently while guests
at a local yacht club were having a party
amidst loud music. So they are very bold.
Take nothing for granted." said Detective
"While one may assume the thieves
would choose nights with a full moon to
steal boats for better visibility, surprisingly
these thieves manage to maneuver and take
a boat through pitch darkness." Detective
ASP Arnett further stated, "Cases will
often be adjourned, but we must not be
taken aback by this. We need to keep go-
ing and not give up. This must be a fight to
the very end." He continued, "The penal-
ties meted out to the perpetrators of these
crimes are up to the Magistrate's discretion
within the Bahamas Penal Code's specifi-
According to Section 340 (5) of the Pe-
nal Code Chapter 84 (the laws that relate
to boat theft):
"Whoever is convicted of stealing any-
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Police Tips From Page 78
thing to the value in the whole of five hun-
dred dollars or more in any of the following
cases, or whoever, having been previously
convicted of a similar offence, is convicted
of stealing anything of any value, in the
following cases, namely stealing from or
in any dwelling house, shop, manufactory
or vessel, or from or on any dock, wharf
or quay adjacent to any harbour or port of
entry or discharge, shall be liable to im-
prisonment for ten years.
Section 358 which relates to receiving
a stolen boat or parts says: "Whoever dis-
honestly receives any property which he
knows to have been obtained or appropri-
ated by any offence punishable under this
Tite shall, if the offence was a felony, be
guilty of felony, or shall, if the offence
was a misdemeanor, be liable to the same
punishment as if he had committed the of-
Section 359 (1), referring to persons
who are convicted more than once for
receiving any stolen property says: Who-
ever is convicted of being a common re-
ceiver shall be liable to imprisonment for
As with most prevention, everything we
can do must be with the realization that it
will often only protect us from the less de-
termined criminals. Prevention is meant to
deter, or slow down the person(s) trying to
steal and will not always succeed in pre-
venting the theft. The following tips will
hopefully stop the theft of your boat, or
at least make recovering your boat much
I A N KV ( I K r F0 ',
easier and possibly quicker.
Make sure that your dock is well lit
(if possible, mount surveillance cameras).
Make sure you have your Hull Identi-
fication Number (HIN) and engines serial
numbers (S/N) recorded and always avail-
Record the serial numbers on all elec-
tronics on your boat.
Take digital photos of your boat, en-
gines and electronics equipment. Store the
photos on CD or memory device to for-
ward by e-mail to police or other boaters
for quicker recovery.
Install hidden fuel valves and battery
If possible, lock down your boat with
a chain/steel cable to secure it to the dock,
or if it is on a lift, install lift locks.
Do not leave your boat full of fuel
overnight unless you have to. If possible
keep fuel levels low and re-fuel just prior
to boating trips.
Install a GPS Tracking device Boats
with tracking devices are recovered much
sooner, usually within an hour or two from
the time it was reported stolen. The device
can also alert you and the police within
minutes of the theft occurring;
Keep the boat out of water when not in
use for a long period of time.
These tips may cost you more time and
money, but it will save you the pain and
agony of losing your prized possession.
ASP Arnett further stated, "We need
everyone to work together and communi-
cate across the island and cays." Abaco is
an archipelago state within an archipelago
nation and is very complicated (for the po-
lice) to cover. Together we (the police and
community) can make a difference."
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ASP Arnett encouraged everyone, in
particular airline ticket agents, to keep a
lookout for suspicious young men traveling
to Abaco on one-way plane and ferry boat
tickets. He advises the public to keep an
eye out for persons renting rooms for one
night. They are often not locals, but locals
are sometimes involved.
He further encourages the public to call
the police if you see any suspicious per-
son on any dock, marina or beach lurk-
ing around during late hours. Boaters can
contact the police 24-hours a day on VHF
Channel 16 by calling Police Emergency
at 919, 911 or Marsh Harbour Police Sta-
tion 367-3437 or 367-2560. Your calls will
remain strictly confidential, and all persons
calling the police with information will re-
Landfill separates out tires
The new landfill near Snake Cay now accepts trash from Central Abaco, Guana Cay,
Man-O-War and Elbow Cay. It opened in the fall of 2008, about one and a half years
ago. It separates yard trash, batteries, pallets, tires and appliances. The yard trash is
chipped to be used in landscaping while the other items are stockpiled. The remainder
of the trash is mashed down with a bulldozer, then covered with crushed quarry rock.
This pile of tires is impressive for a population as low as Abaco's.
Motorcycles From Page 13
pray for our safety," he stated. Recycle
A dance was scheduled to be held at the Aluminum Cans
Platinum Club in Marsh Harbour on Satur-
day night and several members planned to Bin located next
attend church the following morning. For- to Every Child Counts
tunately, the visit of the Platinum Ryders
was a safe one and the police reported no
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April 15, 2010
BEC confirms that Blue Holes were not
covered up or destroyed on Abaco
Press release from BEC
Bahamas Electricity Corporation em-
barked on a multi-million dollar project that
will improve the electricity efficiency and
reliability on Abaco for generations to come.
As responsible corporate citizens, BEC
recognizes the implications of development
and the impact it can have on the environ-
ment. Therefore, prior to the beginning of
the project and the expansion of the road
running north of Robinson's Creek, a li-
censed local surveying company conducted
a topological survey of the area. Accord-
ing to its reports, there were no noteworthy
geographical features found.
During the work to clear the 40-foot
easement, several areas were deemed as
inadequate for load bearing equipment due
to cavities and fissures in the rock strata.
Therefore excavation, examination and the
filling in of these said areas were subse-
quently worked on. Based on the Environ-
mental Impact Assessment, this was antici-
pated as some areas were "soft" and had
to be "firmed up." They were not part of a
Blue Hole or a cave system.
It was also noted in this report that very
little alteration of the natural landscape is
to be anticipated for the purposed utility
easement. But what little alteration occurs
is mitigated by the benefit of the power
plant for the citizens of Abaco.
The existing road was constructed over
100 years ago and is currently being wid-
ened and made suitable to accommodate
heavy equipment, underground utilities in-
cluding fuel line, concrete foundations and
surface draining. Therefore, acceptable in-
dustry methods were put in place to ensure
In addition to the above, as an example
of its commitment to the environment,
BEC in an effort to avoid damage to the
Blue Hole along the Ernest Dean High-
way in the area of the Lost Reel, went to
the extent to build a diversion (by-pass)
around the area of the Lost Reel Blue
In carrying out its works at no time did
BEC and/or the contractors working for
and/or on behalf of BEC cover up or de-
stroy Blue Holes.
Police reminder to motorists: Slow down and live.
Obey the speed limits. The life you save may be your own.
Sales Team of
Ed& Cindy Newell
James Moir Broker
Treasure Cay Canal Parcels
Brigantine Bay # 1559 16,108 s/f level, cleared canal
parcel with 164' of bulk headed & protected water
frontage. Dock & dolphin pilings installed. $599,000.
Galleon Bay # 1441 28,072 s/f cleared parcel, 64' of
bulkhead with dock & dock house. $550,000.
Brigantine Bay# 1598-J ts 1 & 2A, 19,300 s/f
130' bulkhead'8l t/g ,enew 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 &
davit pilings. All utilities available. $350,000.
Galleon Bay # 1580- Elevated &eared parcel of
12,500 s/f+/- with 108' oifo aded deep water canal
frontage. All utiliia$ls 'kable. Quick/easy access to
Sea of Abaco. $349,950.
Galleon Bay # 1473 Approx. 10,000 s/f canal
parcel, 100'+ of sea-walled protected water frontage. All
utilities available. Easy access to sea. $349,950.
BrigantineBay # 1498 20,310 s/f canal lot. 126' sea-
walled deep water frontage.Great Views! $322,000.
BrigantineBay # 1173 & 1174 2 adjacent deep water
canal parcels, each 11,200 s/f, 80' bulk head, 140'
depth. Cleared, all utilities available. EACH $299,950.
Brigantine Bay # 1494 18,807 s/f cleared canal parcel
120' deep water bulk-headed frontage. $290,000.
"Ridge Runner" # 1185- 6 bed, 4 bath, 3,100 sq. ft.
furnished home includes ,e ouse, separate master
suite, guest cottag I& dock situated on 1.74
elevated acres wit 330' of shoreline. Superb panoramic
water views. $2,390,000.
Orchid Bay Beachfront Parcel 25 #1530 1.173 acre
Atlantic Ocean lot, 130' sandy beach frontage. Excellent
elevations, spectacular ocean views. Orchid Bay
amenities include utilities, marina, restaurant, pool,
tennis courts, beach pavillion, paved roads. $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 -=cean Front Elevated
Parcels 9A (19,190 s/f. M6i6,f,144 s/f) lots, each
with 100' +/- of Atlat)Ocean rocky shoreline & sand
beach frontage. Prime building sites. EACH $229,900.
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Prime Real Estate Listings Throughout Abaco
BAHAMA PALM SHORES
Beach Front Parcel # 714 45,343 s/f parcel, 100'
ocean beach frontage. Electricity available. Ideal site
for permanent residence or vacation home. $349,000.
Ocean View Parcel Near Beach # 1502- Elevated
17,650 s/f lot with 135' of road frontage offering
superb ocean views. Just a 1 minute walk to sandy
Atlantic Ocean Beach. $148,950.
Inland Lot Near Beach # 1176 Large 21,450 s/f
level lot on main street, electricity & telephone
GREAT CISTERN CAY
"Paradise Point" # 659 Furnished 3 bed, 2.5 bath,
2,400 s/f waterfront ho j~M porches & balconies
on 1/2 acre. 193' 1,ed Sea of Abaco frontage,
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.
"seaGlas Cottage" # 1237 Charmnig 2 bed, 2.5
bath, 3 level furnished $arpIdIJoh private 1.20
acres.1,800 Yi*N o O 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 1.018 acre parcel w Nit "Bmyeach frontage.
Built in 2000, eff i tearea. $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 PA Efi 194 s/f parcel
with 91' of pristine aechR~'ontage.Utilities
available. UVJ $295,000.
Boiling Hole Parcel # 1022 Total 11 acres sea-to-sea
from Sea of Abaco to bay side. 153' high rocky
shoreline on Sea of Abaco. Magnificent sea of Abaco
views. (Also available in smaller parcels.) $299,500.
SBlackwood Waterfront Parcel # 1521 38,514 s/f
parcel with 167' of deep water Sea of Abaco frontage
and highway frontage. Topography well suited for a
marina site. Utilities available $98,500.
Boiling Hole Lots # 1030 2 Sea of Abaco waterfront
parcels on Highway with 73' or 80' rocky shoreline,
utilities available, great sea views. EACH $95,000.
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Sunset Ridge Community Lots # 570 14 spacious
residential lots from 14,792 s/f to 18,488 s/f. High
elevation, close to Treasure Cay. All utilities available.
Starting at $47,500.
Pelican Shores Harbourfront Home # 1563 5 bed,
4.5 bath, 5,600 sq. ft. tastefully furnished home with
pool & dock. Well maintained, superior quality
construction, many extras. 1 acre+/- landscaped, 115'
water frontage. $3,995,000.
"Sea View" Great Abaco Club # 1203 3 bed, 2.5
bath, 1,880 s/f furnished sea view home, plus 280 s/f of
open deck on 4,918 s/f parcel. Well maintained, gated
community, great rental income potential. Includes
private deep water dock. $769,000.
GREEN TURTLE CA Y
"High Point" Seaview Lot # 684 Hilltop 0.405 acre
parcel on White Sound Bluff overlooking Sea of
Abaco, Fantastic Sea Views, Privacy, near beach
"Double Eagle" # 757 Recently renovated 3 bed, 3
bath, plus loft, 2,500 s/f furnished home on 11,610 s/f
canal front parcel. 95' sea wall, 68' fully serviced dock.
Underground utilities. Near beach. $776,000.
Waterfront House (Under Construction) # 1374 -
18,600 s/f sea front parcel, 108' deep water frontage,
plus 50' long boat slip. 3 bed, 3.5 bath, 2,284 s/f home
under construction. Great sea views. $391,000.
# 823 10,150 +/- s/f canal lot w/130' frontage & 105'
deep water dock w/ water & electricity. $345,000.
# 1258 9,000 s/f canal lot, 87' water frontage, 160' lay-
along docks & shared recessed boat basin. $335,000.
# 602 15,334 s/f canal corner lot w/197' seawall.
# 704 10,400 s/f elevated canal lot w/104' deep 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- 10,59,q f p, rigj 120' ofbulkheaded
seawall instna.WAITutilities available. $199,000.
# 811 10,400 s/f sea view comer lot with 194' of road
frontage. Walk to beach. All utilities available. $99,950.
# 998 13,459 s/f canal view corer lot, near beach
#567 2.139 acres on highway near Leisure Lee. 50'
elevated ridge. 119' highway frontage. $149,700.
# 1571 Inland Lot # 15 in Joe's Creek subdivision,
18,500 s/f, electricity available, near to beach. $49,900.
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Sales Team of
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James Moir Broker
Ocean Blvd. Beachfront Estate # 1455 -Exceptional 5
bed, 5.5 bath main house, separate 3 car garage and 1 bed,
I 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 Eleganly furnished, elegant 4
bed, 5.5 bath, 6,900 s/fOCVfaBIvd. estate on 1.6
landscaped acres AWt 3' 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
Brigantine Bay Canal Home # 589 Newly built 4 bed,
4 bath unfurnished homnegSa 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/fparcel, 80'
beach frontage. Excellent rental income. $2,950,000.
"Another World"# 1007 Ocean Blvd. 4 bed, 4.5 bath,
3,500 s/f furnished 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/f parcel with 175' sandy beach. $2,321,000.
"Sandpiper" # 1265 Ocean Blvd. 3,000 s/fbi-level
furnished home on 1.87 acres with 180' sandy beach
"Tranquility" # 1307 4 bed, 5 bath, furnished two
storey Brigantine Canal home on 2 lots. 3,580 s/f under
roof, plus decks & balconies. 90' canal frontage, dock,
boat lift, plus sea views from virtually every room.
Tastefully decorated, excellent condition. $2,200,000.
"Trident House" # 317- 3 bed, 3.5 bath, furnished
3,500 s/f beach front home. Breath-taking beach & sea
views. Good rental income. NOW $1,999,000.
Cutwater Way Canal Home #1524 3 bed, 3 bath,
3,600 s/fhome on Brigantine Bay. Newly built in 2008,
elegantly furnished, many upgraded features. 144'
bulkhead, 70' dock, boat lift. $1,995,000.
"WindwardPalms"# 1454 Splendid 3 bed, 2 bath
furnished Windward Beach home. 2,500 s/f under roof
plus 1,600 s/f patios & walks on 16,000 s/f landscaped
parcel with 100' sandy beach. Meticulously maintained,
Many extras, superior sea views. $1,955,000.
"Kokomo", Brigantine Bay #1509 Charming 3 bed, 3
bath, 2 level, 3,000 s/f tastefully furnished canal home.
Recently renovated and upgraded. 10,915 s/f parcel
with 102' canal frontage, pool, spa, dock & boat lift.
3,000 s/f balcony, pool & patio decks. $1,895,000.
"Seascape", Windward Beach # 1469 3 bed, 2 bath
2,050 s/f furnished beach home on spacious 26,125 s/f
parcel with 120' sandy beach. $1,379,000.
"Pilot House" Rock Point # 1380 2 level, 3 bed, 3
bath furnished waterfront home at entrance to Treasure
Cay harbour. 3,314 s/f under roof on 18,800 s/f parcel.
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Treasure House # 11 # 1592 -elightful 2 bed, 2 bath
comfortably furnished 1 Q Topsider style
beachside villa. CoWipty pool, well maintained villa.
Exceptional sea & beach views. $549,995.
Treasure House # 4- # 1582 Charming 2 bed, 2 bath
fully renovated & tastefully furnished 1,000 s/f Topsider
style beachside villa. Many upgrades. Community pool,
well maintained beachfront complex. $499,950.
"Toad Hall" # 1373 5 bed/4 bath, 4,000 s/f, 2 level
Ocean Blvd. furnished opee iew home includes 1
bed/1 bath apartIt) 'Tadjoining parcels totaling
22,500 s/f. Private beach access. $499,000.
St. Andrews Estates # 1500 2,387 s/f3 bed, 2 bath
furnished home on 13,000 s/fparcel adjacent to golf
Royal Poinciana Beachfront Condos -Phase 4
# 716) Premier 3 level, 3 bed, 4.5 bath, plus loft newly
built condos on Treasure Cay Beach. 2,860 s/f under
roof, attached garage. 644 s/f covered/open
OWNERFINANCING 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, 1,5S. f'living space condo,
closest to beach, tas"e Montemporary furnishings,
unparalleled sea Wbeach 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/ffurnushed beach condo, excellent sea&
beach views. Club amenities. $865,000.
Atlantis Condo 2112- # 929- 4 bed, 4 bath 2,000 s/f 2
level furnished waterfront condo on Brigantine canal,
great water views. Preferred end unit. Includes 2 large
boat slips. Short walk to beach! $865,000.
Bahama Beach Club # 2031 # 1485 3 bed, 2 bath
1,645 s/f furnished ground level condo plus private
garage. Fantastic sea & beach views. Community pool,
well maintained grounds. Excellent vacation rental or
personal get-away retreat. $862,000.
Bahama Beach Club # 2005- # 1370- 3 bed, 2 bath
ground level 1,645 s/f comfortably furnished condo.
Awesome sea views from most rooms Overlooks beach
and pool. Great vacation residence. $822,000.
Bahama Beach Club # 2014 #1478 3 bed, 2 bath,
1,645 s/f 2nd level furnished beachfront condo. Great
sea & beach views. Well manicured grounds, club
amenities. Exceptionally priced at $805,000.
RoyalPoinciana #2511 # 1483 Deluxe 2 bed, 2 bath
ground level furnished 1,300 s/f beachfront condo. Well
maintained. Great sea views, excellent rental income
RoyalPalm Condo # 2424 # 1399 3 bed, 3 bath,
(including loft) 2nd level, 1,264 s/f furnished condo
overlooking harbour & marina. Well maintained, near
beach, excellent rental income potential. $549,000.
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Atlantis Condo #2202- # 987 2 bed, 2 bath, 2nd level
furnished canalfront unit, with boat slip, golf cart, garage.
"Turn-Key", Near Treasure Cay Beach. $465,000.
Atlantis Condo # 2203 # 1000 2 bed, 2 bath, 2nd level,
1,000 s/ffurnished waterfront unit, includes fully
serviced boat slip & golf cart garage. Overlooks
Brigantine Bay, Near beach. $465,000.
Atlantis Condo # 2201 # 1175 2 bed, 2 bath, 1,000 s/f,
2nd level furnished waterfront condo. Recently renovated,
well maintained. Includes storage garage & private boat
slip/dock. Near beach. $460,000.
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
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cJlotte ^etteks to the ditok
From Page 9
It is common knowledge that imported la-
bour brings a significant increase in crime.
We would wish that you, the members
of the Hope Town Council, do not approve
the plans in their present form.
We are not against progress or the build-
ing of the resort in general. However, we
feel that a resort of this size will ruin the
charm and quaintness of this island of El-
bow Cay that has attracted so many tour-
ists and second homeowners for so many
Donnie and Brigitte Carey
Why Arkwild (aka the
horse people) only gets
less than one percent of its
support from Abaco people
Let me start from when I first heard of
about the horse lady.
Back in the early 90s, me and my cous-
ins were driving down the same road where
we have been going since we were kids,
the same place where our great granddad
lived and died. We found the road blocked.
I said, Who blocked this road? Are people
drug dealing out here again? Did the farm
block it? Who? No, the horse woman did.
I said, Why? Because she says we are kill-
ing the horses. I said, That's dumb. People
stopped eating them horses before we were
born. I heard they taste just like turtle, but
we have never seen a dead one or ever
had an incident with a horse since we been
No big deal. We had 4x4's so we went
around. Then she walks up to my cousin
in the bush and says, "What in the HE**
we think we are doing in there?" This was
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very hard to take from a tourist telling us
where and what we could do, but to avoid
controversy we accessed the same place
from a different road.
She kept up her anti-hunting keep every-
one who don't pay her away from the horses
attitude until she got them fenced in.
In the interest of staying friends with ev-
erybody we stayed away from her. No big
deal; it's a big island.
One day someone told me she had a
nice dog you might want. This was when
she had the rescued dogs at the Abaco
Markets burnt-out foundation. I knew she
hated hunters. So I took off my camo hat,
combed my hair and pretended not to be
a hunter. It was difficult but I pulled it
off. She was so nice and wanted to find a
nice home for one of those dogs. But she
already had cut his seeds out. She seemed
so nice at first. But she soon showed her
true colors. The things she said and the
anger she has for hunters and those farm
workers is astounding. I have never see
someone as arrogant as her. She made
comments like "They don't realize who I
am," and "They don't realize how much
power I have."
Eighteen years later she continues this
anti-hunting agenda. Now she has found a
new stick to beat the hunters with. The in-
ternet and on Facebook she writes on Janu-
ary 11, 2010. "Get rid of the hunters." I do
realize bashing hunters gets her points with
the tree huggers and veggies in the States,
but it will not work on Abaco. Abaco peo-
ple like wild pork souse too much.
Other conservation groups on Abaco
work with Abaco people and its fishing and
hunting culture. Some work with the hunt-
ers in conserving the Abaco parrots.
Conservation groups have done great
things for Abaco, preserving the reef,
cleaning the coastline, encouraging eco
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tourism. We have a lot to thank them for
and can learn a lot from them. Most of us
have been using the bush and ocean for a
garbage dump far too long.
I encourage eco-tourism. In fact, I have
told at least 10,000 tourists where to find a
nice beach, nice snorkeling spot and even
gave some directions to the blue hole which
the horse lady thinks belongs to her. I wel-
come all tourists, that's what God gave us
these wonders for, to enjoy.
I want the horses to be here another
100 years. They are linked to my history.
They were the logging horses that my great
granddad used at Norman's Castle and then
If the horse people and other conserva-
tion groups are smart, they will distance
themselves from such hateful and arro-
Last year someone stole my old fishing
boat. (I won't write here what I want to do
to them). But that will be a joke compared
to the way I will feel towards the people
who stop me from hunting and fishing out
of that boat.
P.S. To the horse lady, I am still wait-
ing on a call from one of your Abaco board
of directors. Are they shy or do they be-
lieve every word I say. 359-6624 Please
call during non hunting and fishing hours.
We must save
How could the horses of Abaco, which
were making a comeback in the 80s with a
herd of more than 30 die out to five?
I do realize I don't have a PhD in hors-
es but here are some common sense sug-
For those or us who don't like to read,
watch the 1966 film Born Free. It was
President Obama's favorite movie so you
all might like it. It was set in his Dad's
home country of Kenya. It's the story of a
lion cub named Elsa, who was taken from
the wild, hand fed and then the owners
tried to return her to the wild. They did
succeed in their quest against the odds, but
that is not the norm.
Now in 2010 it is accepted practice
around the world not to bring a wild ani-
mal into captivity unless you intend to keep
it there. (When I say captivity, I mean un-
der the care of humans e.g. fed out of a
bucket.) If you don't believe me, just ask
SeaWorld, or any Zoo in Florida.
I have visited a few animal parks includ-
ing the Chipangali Wildlife Orphanage in
Zimbabwe. They take in animals that were
injured or orphaned. Knowing that human
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April 15, 2010
April 15, 2010
The Abaconian Section A Page 23
cJlotte Setteks to the ditok
Letters From Page 22
contact is bad for a wild animal, they keep
them away from people as much as pos-
sible unless they want them to stay at the
Now game parks have signs Don't
Feed the Animals because it is detri-
mental for both humans and the animals.
Rehabilitating animals back into the wild
is super difficult. Even with hogs, which
are prolific breeders and omnivorous, the
survival rate is not good.
We seen this here on Abaco in the 90s
when they had dolphins in the fence at
Baker's Bay, some well meaning people cut
the fence in an effort to free them. But they
came back home. Try it for yourself. Take
your house dog 40 miles out of town, drop
him off. In 10-20 days if he has not found
people, he will have died a slow death.
Some common sense things that are bad
for wild animals.
When you feed an animal, they lose
the ability or desire to feed themselves and
become fat and lazy.
When you start giving animal antibiotics
or other medicines, they get hooked on them.
When you lock animals together, one
alpha male takes care of all the females.
You will soon have him taking care of his
grandchildren. The horses are now inbred.
Animals in captivity don't reproduce
well. I still remember when Shamu was
born at SeaWorld because it was such
headline news. Even now when a panda or
tiger is born in a zoo, it is on the news
because it is so rare. For whatever reason,
wild animals don't breed well in captivity.
Some zoos now have even resorted to arti-
There are exceptions to these rules .e.g.
rats, raccoons, hogs and Potcakes, but ap-
parently not horses.
We are now in a desperate situation with
no easy answer, with two bad options.
Let someone take care of these horses,
but not halfway. No feeding them one day
and cannot find them the next. No tran-
quilizing them one day to give medicines
and can't find them the next. No letting the
same alpha male keep inbreeding with his
Give someone full control, complete
nutrition plan, responsible breeding plan
importing fresh bloodline, a proper health
care plan and a stable to keep out the
weather. I realize this will be super expen-
sive. But don't be naive. If the horses are
tame, that's what they need.
Let the horses go free. I realize this
will not happen for a number of reasons.
1. They will die because they are tame and
already too inbred and too few in number.
2. If they are running around wild, you
cannot sell horse tours because you will
not find them. There are at least 5000 loud
mouth parrots and sometimes they cannot
be found. The days of selling horse tours
will be over.
2. The pine forest is not their ancestral
home. They will go back to the farm where
they keep trying to get to eat the fresh
green grass. Things have changed since
they left, the government has kicked out
the citrus farmer and let the farm workers
take it over. Before, one man was in charge
of the farm and he liked horses. Now you
have 500 different people all growing their
own crops and they will not take kindly
to some horses eating their banana leaves.
Keep in mind some of them still remember
that horse tastes like turtle.
4. This is not the 1960s. We now have
at least 5,000 drunk drivers and hitting a
horse will be a bit different from hitting a
raccoon. People will die.
I don't pretend to have all the answers
because I admit I don't know much about
horses, but I do know if the government and
Abaco people want those horses to be here
in five years, something has to change.
By Canishka Alexander
On March 24 Karla Cosgriff, Managing
Director of the Cape Eleuthera Institute,
met with a small audience at the Friends of
the Environment Office.
The Cape Eleuthera Institute is driven
by research and the promotion of sustain-
able development particularly on the island
of Eleuthera. It proposes that Eleuthera
can serve as the model to take The Baha-
mas forward to achieve this vision.
The Institute performs research in the
areas of tropical marine ecology, sustain-
able resources management and tropical
terrestrial ecology. It has been quite suc-
cessful in the manufacturing of biodiesel.
However, Ms. Cosgriff said the project is
only about 70 percent energy self-suffi-
cient. The group is currently looking for
ways to increase its numbers to the 100
percent mark so that the institute can pump
energy back into the grid. This would
show that they are actually helping to pow-
er Deep Creek. The Deep Creek Middle
School and Resource Center along with the
I realize taking care of animals makes
some people feel good, but it is not in a
wild animal's best interest for you to take
care of them. And it is not in a tame ani-
mal's interest not to take care of them. Are
they tame or wild?
Insanity is doing the same thing over
and over and expecting a different result.
There are only five left. Act quickly.
Institute and the Island School all fall un-
der the Cape Eleuthera Foundation, which
is a U.S. based nonprofit organization.
Most of the Institute's facilities are
built from local materials like casuarinas
and equipped with a rainwater catchment,
a 100-foot tall wind generator and solar
heating. Even a sustainable food produc-
tion is set up through an on-site aquapon-
ics system, aquaculture and permaculture
The Institute offers a program called the
Bahamas Environmental Steward Scholars
for graduating Bahamian students who
have a love for the environment. Students
and adults are encouraged to participate in
the Discover Your Island educational jour-
ney that incorporates tours of the campus,
the mangroves and snorkeling and work-
The Island School is offering an Eleu-
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The funeral service for Vernal Burrows,
known as "Grave Yard," 67, of Sandy
Point was held on March 27th at Mt. Zion
Baptist Church in Sandy Point. Pastor Na-
polean Roberts officiated assisted by Rev.
Morris Bain. Interment followed in the
He is sur-
vived by his
Vernette and Vernal Burrows
Pedro Burrows; adopted daughters Pheva
Roberts, Dionne Britton and Christine
Outten; brother George Burrows; sisters
Vernita Darville and Winifred Brown;
sisters-in-law Virgie Lightbourn, Gina
Adderley, Lillian Roberts, Ella, Hartie
and Glacie Dean and Margaret Burrows;
brothers-in-law Henry Darville, William
Adderley, Cyril Dean and Wilba Roberts;
sons-in-law Ferdinand Burrows, Carl
Lightbourne and Ricardo Davis; daugh-
ters-in-law Monique Burrows and Driscol
Davis-Burrows; grandchildren Shakara,
Kashif, Shakala, Leonardo, Britney, Telia,
Raheem, India, Keonne, Amelia, Ireanna
and Pedria Burrows, Charmile Adderley,
Aniska and Shaquel Lightbourne, Hailee
and Giles Nairn and Canaan
grandchildren Deon Jr. and
Leonardo Burrows Jr. and E
aunt Dorothy Burrows; niec
Vangie, Henrietta, Tracey,
Kathleen Darville, Renae, K
Lakeita, Georgette, Daphan
Burrows, Kyri Ambrister a
rows; nephews Barry, Nt
Jamal, Lavar, Harrison an
Burrows and Kevin Outten
nephews-in-law; cousins; g
and many other relatives anc
The funeral service for
Cooper, 47, of Treasure C
on March 27th at the Full G
bly of God
Laroda and Audrey M
Rev: Patrick Paul. Interment
South Side Cemetery in Cool
She is survived by her hu
Lerol Cooper; children D
mae (deceased), Deaudra, D
and Zaria Rolle; adopted c
located next to AID in the Barclays
Building Marsh Harbour, Abaco
3ajmil4. and J'
Davis; great- ua Rolle and Kirk Sawyer; sisters Eliza
Karen Evans, McIntosh, Beryl Lowe, Janice Moore,
iriyana Moss; Sharon Bartlett, Mikealean (Mike) Mur-
es Claudette, ray, Christine Curry, Theora Murray,
Veronica and Arlean Cornish, Terry Rolle and Gaylene
Care, Portia, Laing; brothers Kingsley, Ronald, Ken-
lette, Lynette neth, Gordon, Kirkland, Ted, Joel, Paul
nd Kate Bur- Murray and Carroll Laing; adopted sis-
elson, Steve, ters Emma Forties and Charmaine Hart;
d Vernal, Jr. parents-in-law Elder Hartman and Mother
i; nieces and Mazie Cooper; sisters-in-law Rosetta,
god children; Rosemary, Rose, Theresa, Noreen, Nor-
d friends ma, Elladice, Colleen Murray, Lavanne
Audrey Mae Rolle, Junice Barr, Mazie Russell, Janeen
:ay was held and Angelina Cooper and Janet Laing;
ospel Assem- brothers-in-law Victor McIntosh, Cecil
Lowe, Elijah Moore Sr., Clarence Bartlett
Sr., Rev. Jackie Curry, Edison Cornish,
Hartman Jr., Silbert, Israel, Jarred, Dens-
bury Cooper, Eugene and Rudy Rolle,
Cyril Barr and Jerry Russell; adopted aunt
Elder Nethilee Bodie; aunts-in-law Cleo-
tha Edgecombe, Sheila Adderley, Vernie
Smith, Doris Thompson, Estelle, Lillian,
Vivian, Nita Cooper, Josephine, Nelrose,
Patrice, Cynthia, Andrea Parker and
Dorothy Laing; uncles-in-law Bishop Ar-
ae Cooper chilus, Henry, Eric, Samuel Cooper, Ce-
nt was in the dric, Daniel, Oswald Sr., Fred, Elvern,
per's Town. Elton and Eric Parker; nieces and neph-
usband Curbs ews Kingsley Jr, Kishna, Ronald Jr., Ra-
evito, Willa- fael, Roberto, Ashanti, Rodney, Kenneth,
)evon Cooper Niki, Tantarree, Renarda, Kevin, Chino,
hildren Josh- Rashida, Dario, Brittany, Ava, Kirshea,
Kobe, Rahsad, Shaquille, Shavannah, Al-
exander, Denzel, Sonovia, Murray, Kei-
p sha Cooper, Ruth McIntosh, Judy Rolle,
RIT S Kim Smith, Dwight, Gary, Laura, Randra
McIntosh, Jerry, Raquel, Nadia, Cecil
Lowe, Emmanuel Smith, Mark, Elijah
id liqueurs! Jr. Tanicia, Trevicia Moore, Clarence
Jr., Claron, Chad Bartlett, Morchelle,
Marissa Moore, Felecia, Deidra, Javasco
Curry, Raenisha, Danielle, Theo, Ray-
nard, Aaron, Esther Burrows, Edison
Jr., Ashton Cornish, Razmae, Razheme
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per, Andrew, Eugene Rolle, Jr., Nadia,
Alexis Barr, Ariel, Malachi Russell, Jer-
maine Deveaux, Jonell Williams, Jonna
Boodle, Jasmine Laing, Sasha Rolle and
many other relatives and friends.
Deon Alphaeus Mills, 28, formerly of
Fox Town died at his is residence in Par-
ma, Ohio, on March 22, 2010.
He is survived by his mother Norma
Russell Mills; father Elijah Mills Jr.; broth-
ers Davinci, Dominic and Devron Mills
and Roberts Stuart Jr.; grandparents Elijah
Mills Sr., Maude and Whitfield Russell;
stepsister Ashley Sawyer; stepbrother Ty-
ler Sawyer; aunts Ruth Farquharson, Val,
Russell, Ty- Deon Alphaeus Mills
rone, Lionel, Stephen and Earlyn Mills;
and many other relatives and friends:
The funeral service for Annie Mills,
called "Mother," 92, formerly of Cedar
Harbour was held on April 3rd at Ebene-
zer Baptist Church in Cedar Harbour. Rev.
Dr. Allen J. Mills officiated, assisted by
Rev. Samuel Mills and other ministers of
the gospel. Interment followed in the Cedar
Harbour Public Cemetery.
She is survived by her son Austin Mills;
her daughter Zelma Albury; stepson Rev.
Samuel Mills; stepdaughters Alinda Mills,
Erma Duncombe and Virginnia Pinder;
grandson Paul Leander Albury; grand-
daughters Sherlyn and Shenique Albury
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and Austine Mills; great-grand
der Albury; great-granddaught
dria and Leante Albury and Kie
and Charlie Mills; sister-in-la
Movena Mills; son-in-law Pau
daughter-in-law Nurse Freadan
stepsons-in-law Joy Duncombe
dolph Pinder, Jr.; step-gra
Coreisa Kemp, Phenol, Alton
Marguerite and Tamara Duncc
traria Chislom, Valerie, Karen,
Alinda Laroda, Genarose, Den
uel and Curtis Mills, Samanth
Winifred King, Rudolph Pinder
lington, Donald, and Garvin Pir
es Priscilla Stuart, Mildred Pop
Rolle, Doris Cash, Patsy Burro
ey Thomas, Monica Mills, Me
liams, Ellabie Rolle, Shelia C
&t@hituQ 43 amitqil f icu
Inex Moncur; cousins Winifred and Sil- ron, Chrishong and Crispin Collie, Bijon
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Svia, Cynthia Brown, Pearl Mills, Viola, Tinker, Denzal and Aku Swain, Leroy
son Lean- Jocelyn, Kadrin, Genivieve, Lydia, Judy, and Angelo Henfield and Bjorn Clarke;
:ers Lean- Monique, Michelle, Nicole and Cleomi grandnieces Loreal and Leana Sweeting,
rra Rolle; Mills and Lillian Wells; nephews Pastor Payton, Anazharay, Ernescka, Asha,
Edward and Clint Laroda, James, Clavin Yamese, Yana, Paige and Taleah; grand-
Roberts, Steadman and Berkley Roberts, nephews Trevon Dean, Darron Sweet-
Neville Kemp, Leon Wilchombe, Gerald ing, Jonathan, Jarriar, Dajhon, Dwight,
and Chris Wilchcombe and many other Denzal, Jr., Aku, Jr; and many other
relatives and friends, relatives and friends.
The funeral for Venamae Lockhart- Capt. Logan "Skeet" LaChance
Clarke, 58, formerly of Murphy Town passed away in Florida on March 31,
was held on April 3 in Nassau. Intement 2010 after a long illness. Skeet is survived
was also in by his wife Debbie Curry-LaChance;
Nassau. two daughters, Lisa LaChance of Boca
lls She is Raton, Florida and Michelle Chapman of
w Mother survived Prince George, Virginia.; four sons, Mi-
l Albury; by her fa- chael LaChance (predeceased), Jeffery
Sm;i. ther Wes- LaChance of Margate, Florida, Cargil
e and Ru-
, Jr., Wel-
and Yvonne Venamae Lockhart-Clarke
Jones; brothers Cornell Clarke and Don-
ald Collie; sister-in-law Janice Clarke;
nieces Denise Sweeting, Suzanna and Ch-
antell Clarke, Sharon Tinker, Lakeshia
Collie, Sybil Swain-McPhee, Veronica
Swain-Guant, Daphne Swain-Baptiste,
Alva and Alia Henfield, Najee and Tami-
ka Clarke; nephews Tyrone Clarke, Dar-
will be held
at the Jib
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Skeet La Chance
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12th at 5 p.m. In lieu of flowers, dona-
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April 15, 2010
New bird for The Bahamas
Elwood D. Bracey, MD
Never before has a Greater White-front-
ed Goose been recorded in the Bahama Is-
lands but in the last days of February golf-
ers noted a large brown goose with orange
legs and bill on the pond of the Treasure
Cay golf course.
I couldn't believe this unexpected spe-
cies when I first saw it early in March 1st.
It was very wary not a domestic goose.
A Greater White-
lag Goose of
like it. Those
ed to pro-
mestic geese with orange legs and bill.
The Greater White-fronted Goose
breeds in the tundra of the high arctic in
Alaska, Northwest Territory of Canada
and Greenland. It normally migrates to and
from its wintering grounds in Louisiana,
Texas and Mexico through the center of
the US. Already migrants are being seen
on this route but with the high northwest
winds we've been having this one obvi-
ously got blown off course. It flies very
well and this individual should be able to
find its way home. We're not sure exactly
how these birds navigate. When in the Arc-
tic and breed, the adults of many species
generally go first so the juveniles can feed
and mature before they leave in the fall for
warmer climes. No one has to show them
the way they just know!
Let's hope this one just knows his way
back north, but it's been nice having him or
her can't tell them apart visit us here on
Abaco. Abaconians are such good hosts!
The Wedding of Robert Key
and Ruth Goeder
Robert Randall Key II and Ruth Helen
Goeder exchanged vows in a beautiful sea-
side wedding ceremony on March 20. The
service took place under the gazebo over-
looking the stunning beach at the Bahama
Beach Club in Treasure Cay and was fol-
lowed by a reception also in the gazebo.
The bridesmaids and groomsmen were
members of the bride's and groom's im-
mediate families and friends. Officiating
ministers were Rev Ted Pearce of Marsh
Abaco's singular Chief Park Warden
has responsibility for six parks Mr. and Mrs.Robert Key
RA?. AT~ ~ d 7'i, "dv f^,^7r 09 ^/,^4^. ^ *^;i;. /^ .^i^_ 11 Rl~h /^_;9nc
Harbour and Rev. Chad Gilligan of Ohio.
Following the exchange of rings, the brid-
al couple participated in the sacrament of
Holy Communion followed by the Unity
Sand ceremony. Music was provided
throughout by violinist Jennifer Hudson.
Robert is from Marsh Harbour and is
the elder son of Randy and Emily Key
while the bride hails from Ohio. In ad-
dition to family and friends from Marsh
Harbour, many guests attended from the
Despite bad weather both before
and after their wedding day, Robert
and Ruth were blessed with a pic-
ture perfect day for their ceremony.
The sea was an intense aquamarine
which was echoed in the hues of the
bridesmaids' dresses, tablecloths
and chair decorations. The elegant
table settings were highlighted with
vases of delicate pink hydrangeas.
Following the reception the guests
enjoyed an evening of dancing un-
der the stars.
After a honeymoon cruise the
couple headed for Alabama where
they will live and work.
oy INuvumu JUUInUers
David Knowles has an awesome respon-
sibility as Chief Park Warden on Abaco.
He is responsible for managing the six na-
tional parks on the island, which include
the Abaco National Park, Pelican Cays
Land and Sea Park, Tilloo Cay Reserve,
Walker's Cay National Park, Black Sound
Cay Reserve and Fowl Cay Park, which
was added to the list last year.
But Mr. Knowles said that while it is
his job to manage the parks, which have
been formed as a habitat for endangered
species and cultural or historical value or
IuI sensitive ecosyste ms, all BaIamiansl
have a responsibility to ensure the parks
are well maintained. "They are not the
BNT's park," he said. "They are the peo-
Mr. Knowles is currently reaching out
to communities and schools to raise aware-
ness of the park and educate the public
about general park rules. He admits that
currently there is only a management plan
for the Abaco National Park, but it is his
goal to establish management plans for all
the parks. "We will be seeking input from
Hotels and House Rental Agents
+ agents with multiple cottages and houses
Area Code 242 unless listed otherwise
Island-wide Abaco Listings
Abaco Vacations + 800-633-9197
Abaco Vacation Planner + 25 hse 367-3529
Bahamas Vacations + 8(
Lee Pinder + 3 hse
Marina Albury Cottages 5 cottages
Green Turtle Cay
Bluff House Club
Green Turtle Club
Island Properties +
New Plymouth Inn
Ocean Blue Properties +
Other Shore Club
Dolphin Bch Resort
Donna Sands +
Guana Beach Resort
Elbow Cay Prop +
Hope T Harb Lodge
Hope T Hideaways +
Hope T Villas +
Sea Gull Cottages +
Sea Spray Resort
Tanny Key +
Sea Level Cottages 4 hse
Island Home Rentals +
)0-462-2426 Schooner's Landing
366-2053 Abaco Beach Resort
366-2075 Abaco Real Estate +
352-5458 Ambassador Inn
Bustick Bight Resort
365-4247 Conch Inn
365-5464 D's Guest House
365-4271 Living Easy
365-4047 Island Breezes Motel
365-4161 Lofty Fig Villas
365-4636 Pelican Beach Villas
365-4226 Regattas (Prev. Abaco Towns)
365-4105 HG Christie
II hse 365-5178
4 rm 10 cott.365-5137
12 hse 365-5195
6 units 365-5133
8 rm 7 cott 365-5106
4 units 904-982-2762
9 hse 365-5140
22 rm 366-0133
6 rm I cott 366-0003
7 villas 888-812-2243
53 hse 366-0035
25 rm 3660095
63 hse 366-0224
3 hse 366-0030
4 cott 366-0154
3 hse 366-0266
6 villas 366-0065
43 hse 366-0053
4 villas 366-0557
8 hse 365-6048
5 condos 365-6072
82 rms 367-2158
6 hse 367-2719
3 rms 367-4460
6 rms 367-2022
8 rms 367-3980
9 rms 367-4000
6 rms 367-3980
16 hse 367-2202
8 rms 367-3776
6 eff 367-2681
32 effic 367-0148
II hse 367-4151
Moore's Is Bonefish Camp 8 rm
Oeisha's Resort 366-4139
Pete & Gay's Resort 14 rm 366-4119
Rickmon's Bonefishing 10 rm 366-4477
Spanish Cay Resort 18 rm 6 hse 365-0083
Bahama Beach Club 88 units 365-8500
Island Dreams + 45 hse 365-8507
Treasure Cay Resort 95 rms 365-8801
Mark's Bungalows 4 units 365-8506
Abaco Estate Services 365-8752
Tangelo Hotel 19 rm 3 villa365-2222
Web Sites with Abaco Information
P.O. Box AB 20757, Marsh Harbour, Abaco
Office: 242-367-4842 Fax: 242-367-4841 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Water Supply Wells Specialized Foundation Drilling
Septic Injection Wells Deep Injection Wells
SStorm Drains for Highways & Parking Lots Auger Cast Piles
Sea Water Reverse Osmosis Systems Cast in place Piles
SWater Treatment & Storage Solutions Piling Installation
Plain & Pressure Treated
Pine, Fir, Cypress
Teak & Mahogany
:ay, Abaco, Bahama!
011 Fax (242) 365-6039
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April 15, 2010
April 15, 2010
Police Marsh Harbour 367-2560 911
B. Electricity Corp 367-2727, 367-2846, 367-4667
Water& Sewerage 475-1499, 475-5518
The following services are provided by volunteers
Fire Marsh Harbour 367-2000
Fire Dundas Town 367-2935 or 4935
Fire -Hope Town VHFCh 16
Fire Green Turtle Cay 365-4133
Fire Man-0-War 365-6911
Treasure Cay Fire & Rescue 365-9112
BASRA Bah Air Sea Rescue Assoc all areas Marine VHF 16
Hope Town 366-0500 Marsh Harbour 367-3752
Guana Cay 365-5178 Treasure Cay 365-8749
Abaco Family Medicine Marsh Harbour...367-2295
Auskell Advanced Medical Clinic .............367-0020
Marsh Harbour Medical Centre................367-0049
Government Clinic Marsh Harbour .........367-2510
Corbett Clinic Treasure Cay ...................365-8288
Government Clinic Cooper's Town .........365-0300
Government Clinic Green Turtle Cay .....365-4028
Government Clinic Hope Town ................366-0108
Government Clinic Sandy Point .............366-4010
Government Clinic Fox Town ...............365-2172
Tourism's People-to-People program
Be matched with a local person or family with a similar interest such
as Bird watching, Attending church, Foreign language, School class
visit, Environmental interest. Marine, Native plants, History, Humane
Society, etc. This is not a dating service or an offer for a free meal
or lodging but an opportunity to meet someone locally with similar
interests. Call Tourism's Doranell Swain at 367-3067 for more informa-
tion. Email: email@example.com
Airlines Serving Abaco
Abaco Air- Nassau, N Eleuthera, Moores Is........ 367-2266
Am erican Eagle M iam i ......................................367-2231
Bahamasair Nassau,W. Palm B, Ft Laud .......... 367-2095
Continental Connection Miami
Ft. Laud and W Palm Beach.........................367-3415
Locair- Fort Lauderdale .............................1-800-205-0730
Regional Freeport ...............................................367-0446
Sky Baham as Nassau ........................................ 367-0996
Southern Air Nassau ........................................367-2498
Twin Air Calypso Fort Lauderdale ..................... 367-0140
Yellow Air Taxi Ft Lauderdale ............................. 367-0032
Local air charters serving Bahamas & S.Florida
A b a co A ir .............................................................. 3 6 7 -2 2 6 6
Cherokee Air Charters .............. .....................367-3450
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 Airportto: (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, CAbaco Primary Sch .........$15
Murphy Town & Great. Cistern ..... ..........................$20
S n a ke C a y ...........................................$ 3 5
C a su a rin a P o in t ............................................................... $ 6 0
Cherokee, W inding Bay, Little Harbour............................$80
Baham a Palm S hore ..............................................$90
Crossing 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 ................................ .... ............. $ 18 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 a de ira P a rk ........................................ $2 0
S and B a n ks ......................................... $2 5
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 a rbour ...................................... $60
W ood C ay .......................................... $7 0
M o unt H ope ..........................................$8 0
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
Compliments of The Abaconian
All phones use area code 242 unless noted
Ferry Schedules Departure times shown Daily service unless noted
Marsh Harbour to Hope Town or Man-0-War 20 minutes, Guana Cay 40 minutes
Albury's Ferry Service Ph 367-3147 or 367-0290 VHF Ch. 16 Hope Town & Man-O-War from Crossing Bch
Marsh Harbour > Hope Town 7:15 am 9 10:30 12:15 pm* 2 4 5:45
Return 8 am 9:45 11:30 1:30 pm* 3 4 5 6:30
Marsh Harbour > White Sound Contractor's special Mon Fri 7 am Return 5 pm
Marsh Harbour > Man-O-War 10:30 am 12:15pm 4 5:45 t on
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
Bus between Freeport and McLean's Town Rental automobiles at both terminals.
Bahamas Ferries Sandy Point to Nassau under 4 Hr. Call Sandy Point 366-4119
or Marsh Harbour 367-5250 for sailing dates Adults $95 RT, $55 OW Cars & trucks
The Great Abaco Express Marsh Harbour charter bus to N Abaco Call 367-2165, Group tours
Albert Lowe Museum ...................... ............Green Turtle Cay
Capt Roland Roberts House, reef exhibits.......Green Turtle Cay
Memorial Sculpture Garden.......................... Green Turtle Cay
Wyannie Malone Historical Museum........................Hope Town
Elbow Cay Light Station...........................................Hope Town
Walk to & swim on Mermaid Reef off M Harb. ..Pelican Shore
Drive to & swim in Blue Hole .............Treasure Cay farm road
Art studio & working foundry- ....................... Little Harbour
Working boatyards................... ............ Man-0-War cay
Pocket beaches Crossing Beach in Marsh Harbour
Witches Point 3 miles S. of Marsh Harbour
Little Harbour 20 miles S. of Marsh Harbour
Cherokee 23 miles S of Marsh Harbour
Miles of beach are generally on ocean exposures
Treasure Cay Green Turtle Cay Guana Cay Elbow Cay
Man-0-War Cay Casuarina Point Bahama Palm Shore
Sandy Point & more
Items of interest Man-0-War boat yards Blackwood
blue hole & sisal mill Cedar Harbour plantation ruins need
guide Hole-in- Wall lighthouse last mile very rough road *
Abaco wild horses by appointment 367-4805 Bird watching -
ask tourism 367-3067
Tours & Excursions
Abaco Eco Tours & Kayak rental 475--9616
Abaco Island Tours Marsh Harbour 367-2936
Above & Below Marsh Harbour 367-0350
Adventure on Prozac T Cay 365-8749
Brendals Dive Green Turtle Cay 365-4411
C & C Charters Treasure Cay 365-8506
Dive Abaco 1978, Marsh Harbour 367-2787
Excursion boat* Froggies Hope T 366-0024
Abaco Marinas Slips Fuel Phone
Green Turtle Cay
Bluff House ................45....... F......365-4200
Green Turtle Club ......32....... F......365-4271
Black Sound Marina...15................365-4531
Other Shore Club.......12....... F......365-4195
Abaco Yacht Service..10....... F......365-4033
Treasure Cay Marinal50 ...... F......365-8250
Man-O-War Marina ...26....... F......365-6008
Boat Harbour Marinal83....... F......367-2736
Conch Inn...................75....... F .....367-4000
Harbour View Marina .36....... F .....367-2182
Marsh Harbour Marina52 F 367 2700
Hope Town Marina.....16................366-0003
Hope Town Hideaways...................366-0224
Lighthouse Marina .......6....... F......366-0154
Sea Spray..................60....... F......366-0065
Spanish Cay Marina...75....... F......365-0083
Orchid Bay .................64 ...... F......365-5175
Boats can clear Customs at Green Turtle Cay,
Treasure Cay or Marsh Harbour
Please bring errors &
revisions to our atten-
tion Rev 15 Mar 10
Everyone reads The Abaconian
Lucky Strike Hope T 366-0101
Sea Gull Hope Town 366-0266
SSalt Weapon Hope Town 366-0245
Down Deep 366-3143
ocal Boy 366-0528
Back Breaker 365-5140
Bikes & Scooters Boats Cars & Carts
Rentals Marsh Harbour
A& P Car Rentals ............................. 367-2655
B & B Boat Rentals............................ 367-7368
Bargain Car Rentals.................... 367-0500
Blue Wave Boat Rentals ................... 367-3910
Concept Boat Rentals..... ............. 367-5570
Power Cat Boat Rentals ............................
Quality Star Car Rentals (Texaco) ..... 367-2979
Rainbow Boat Rentals ................... 367-4602
Rental Wheels Scooters, Bikes, Cars 367-4643
Rich's Boat Rentals .......................... 367-2742
Sea Horse Boat Rentals ................... 367-2513
Sea Star Car Rentals ........................ 367-4887
Green Turtle Cay
Bay Street Rentals + ........477-5300 365-4070
Brendals Dive Bikes & Kayak rental ...365-4411
C & D Cart Rental .......................... 365-4084
D & P Cart Rental ...................... 365-4655
Donnie's Boat Rentals...................365-4119
New Plymouth Cart Rentals.. 365-4188 or 4149
Reef Boat Rentals ............................. 365-4145
Sea Side Carts & Bikes...................... 365-4147
T & A Cart Rentals.............................. 375-8055
Donna Sands Cart Rentals .............365-5195
Dive Guana Boats & Bikes................. 365-5178
Orchid Bay Cart rentals...................... 354-5175
Conch Pearl Boat Rentals.................. 365-6502
Island Treasures Cart Rentals ........... 365-6072
Ria-Mar Golf Cart Rentals.................. 365-6024
Waterways Boat Rental ..357-6540 & 365-6143
Cat's Paw Boat Rentals..................... 366-0380
Hope Town Cart Rentals ................... 366-0064
Island Cart Rentals ........................ 366-0448
Island Marine Boat Rentals ............... 366-0282
J R's Cart Rental ............. ......... 366-0361
Sea Horse Boat Rentals .................... 366-0023
T & N Cart Rentals..................... 366-0069
Adventure on Prozac Kayak .............365-8749
Alison Car Rent ................................. 365-8193
Cash's Carts..................................... 365-8771
Claridge's Cart Rentals ..................... 365-8248
Cornish Car Rentals........................... 365-8623
JIC Boat Rentals ............................... 365-8465
Triple J Car Rentals ........................... 365-8761
Abaco Adventures Kayaks ..............365-8749
Patrick Roberts .. 366-4286
Ferdinand Burrows 366-4133
Anthony Bain ......366-4107
Floyd Burrows .... 366-4175
Links Adderly ...... 366-4335
Ricky Burrows .... 366-4233
Jody Albury ......... 375-8068
Terrance Davis.... 367-4464
Justin Sands ......367-3526
Jay Sawyer ........367-3941
David Albury .......365-6059
Tony Russell .......366-3259
Will Sawyer............. 366-2177
Marty Sawyer.......... 366-2115
Noel Lowe ...............366-2107
Randy Sawyer .........366-2284
Junior Albury ...........366-3058
Maitland Lowe ........366-0234
Pope McKenzie .......477-5894
Orthnell Russell ......365-0125
Edward Rolle ..........365-0024
Green Turtle Cay
Ronnie Sawyer .......365-4070
Jeff Survance ..........365-4040
To Abaco by land and sea from Florida Take Discovery Cruise
Line (954-971-7347) from Ft. Lauderdale to Freeport Bus to McLeans Town *
Ferry to Crown Haven Bus, taxi or rental car to Green Turtle Ferry or Marsh
Harbour *Taxi to Marsh Harbour ferry dock Ferry to Hope Town, Man-0-War
or Guana Cay Its an adventure
Restaurants Services Transportation
Prices $ Low, $$ Moderate, $$$ Upper
(Based on dinner entree range)
+ Picnic tables & restroom only t Provides ride from town
Anglers.........................$$$ ....... ....367-2158
Blue M arlin .........................$ .............367-2002
Curly Tails ......................$$$ .............367-4444
Gino's......... .............. ......... 367-7272
Golden Grouper .............$ .............367-2301
Island Cafe .........................$ .............367-6444
Jamie's Place .....................$ ........367-2880
Jib Room .........................$$ .............367-2700
Kentucky Fried Chicken..................367-2615
Mangoes ......................$$$ .............367-2366
Pinacle .........................$... .. ..... .....
Pop's Place ........................$ .....+....367-3796
Sea Shells .........................$ ............. 367-4460
Snack Shack .....................+$ .....+...367-4005
Signatire Sandwiches .......................................
W allys .......................... $$$ .............367-2074
Abaco Inn ...................$$$ .............366-0133
Cap'n Jacks .......................$ .............366-0247
Harbour's Edge............... $$.............366-0087
H T Harbour Lodge .......$$$ .............366-0095
Munchies ........................... +.. ......366-0423
OnDa Beach .............................. 366-0558
Sea Spray ...................... $$ ..... ::..... 366-0065
Sugar Shack ...... ...........$ ....+..366-0788
Pete's Pub.............................. ....366-3503
Drop'n Dine............... ......365-6008
Hibiscus Cafe .................... 365-6380
Island Treats Snack Bar.....................365-6501
Nippers ........................$$$ ............365-5143
Orchid Bay .....................$$$ ............265-5175
Florence's Cafe ................$
Harbour Cafe ....................$.............365-8635
Hudson's Delight .......... $ ............365-8648
Spinnaker Restaurant ...$$$.............365-8469
Traveller's Rest .......................... 365-8654
Touch of Class .............$$$ .............365-8195
Green Turtle Cay
Bluff House.....................$$$ .............365-4200
Jolly Roger Bistro .... $$.........$$...........365-4200
Green Turtle Club ..........$$$ .............365-4271
Harvey's Island Grill.........$$ .............365-4389
Laura's Kitchen ...............$$.............365-4287
Mclntosh's Restaurant ....$$.............365-4625
Miss Emily's Restaurant.....................365-4181
New Plymouth Inn ............................365-4161
Plymouth Rock Cafe ..........................365-4234
Rooster's Rest .......... $$...........365-4066
Sundowners....................... ....... 365-4060
Wrecking Tree Restaurant
Pete & Gays .................$$$ ............366-4119
Rickmon Bonefish Lodge................... 366-4477
The Abaconian April 15, 2010
When it comes to
Y vou can trust.
Page 28 Section A
VOLUME 18 NUMBER 8 APRIL 15th, 2010
Easter Cantata celebrates Jesus' resurrection
Marsh Harbour Gospel Chapel performed its
I he annual Easter Cantata presented by the Marsh Harbour Gospel Chapel is eagerly anticipated and this year's concert was
to be the best yet. The choir, under the direction of Kevin Sawyer, was well rehearsed. The program was entitled When I Su
Wondrous Cross. The choir also performed at Man-O-War and Treasure Cay.
By Jennifer Hudson
Every Easter the Marsh Harbour Gospel
Chapel presents a wonderful cantata which
is always greatly looked forward to and
well attended. The choir, under its direc-
tor, Kevin Sawyer, puts in many hours of
hard work to present a performance of the
highest standard. This year's cantata was
held on Palm Sunday, March 27, and ac-
cording to members of the audience, my-
self included, it was deemed their best yet.
The theme for this year's Easter music
celebration was When I Survey the Won-
drous Cross. The harmonious and heart-
felt singing by the 20-member choir was
highlighted by solos, duets and ad lib by
Ruth Albury, Londa Sawyer, Troy Albury
and Brian Saunders with accompaniment
in sign by Myron Sawyer.
During one of the songs depicting Jesus'
thought triumphal entry into Jerusalem on Palm
rvev the Sunday, 12 of the Sunday School chil-
Please see Cantata Page 20
All Abaco Agriculture Exposition
April 16, Friday, 11am-10 pm April 17, Saturday, 10 am-10 pm
BAIC Park Marsh Harbour
Cancer Society raises
funds with Art Show
BEC court document states
diesel fuel will be used
By Timothy Roberts
In a March 30th, 2010, affidavit sworn
by Kermit McCartney, BEC's senior
project engineer for the Family Islands,
it is confirmed that Bahamas Electricity
Corporation will be using diesel and not
bunker C at the new Abaco power plant
at Wilson City.
In the affidavit it was also stated that
they would no longer be constructing the
1100-foot submarine pipeline which would
connect with an offshore buoy where ships
would deposit the fuel for the power plant,
which Mr. McCartney said was "now ap-
proximately 80 per cent complete."
Mr. McCartney said that following
the decision to use diesel over bunker C,
"We undertook a further technical assess-
ment of the fuel berthing requirements
for the power plant in conjunction with
Marine Tanker Systems, the company
that ships fuel to BEC. Based on the fur-
ther assessment, it has been determined
that our earlier concerns regarding fuel
berthing for the power plant could be sat-
isfactorily addressed by having the fuel
delivered by way of a flexible hose that
extends from the vessel transporting the
fuel anchored at sea to the power plant -
Please see Diesel Page 9
Fourth grade students of the Amy Roberts Primary School on Green Turtle Cay worked
diligently to create artwork to be sold at the annual Art Show sponsored by the Cancer
Society of Abaco. All their paintings sold, each selling for $5, half of which they do-
nated to the Cancer Society. The Cancer Society raises money to assist cancer victims
with travel and treatment expenses. Shown are Shelby Sawyer, Nicola Roberts, Cody
Albury, their teacher Maria Schrack and Daniel Albury. They presented the Cancer
Society with a check for $125.
By Mirella Santillo
The laid-back, tropical decor of the
Green Turtle Club offered the perfect
setting for the artwork of the Abaco Is-
land Artists who participated in the 4th
annual Abaco Cancer Society Art Show
and Auction. The tropical landscapes,
colorful flora and fauna and under-water
scenes represented in the water color or
oil paintings and prints, the straw work,
the bold color jewelry as well as the oth-
er art and craft creations were spread out
in the spacious dining area that had been
vacated for the event, while a side room
had been reserved to display the silent
The outdoor patio was the stage for
the New Entry Band, that entertained
the guests with a brand new repertoire.
Next to them, the huge buttonwood tree
adorned with orchids and staghorn ferns
served as easel to showcase the water-
colors painted by Amy Roberts Primary
School fourth grade students on sale for
$5 each, half of their sale going to the
The event which took place on March
27th gathered many people, visitors and
residents of Green Turtle Cay and Cen-
tral Abaco who arrived not only on the
special ferry added by the Green Turtle
ferry company, but kept coming through
Please see Art Show Page 2
Culinary students won awards
in national competitions
Three students entered two national culinary competitions held in Nassau and returned
with a second place and a third place award. Anquanique Huyler, second from left,
came second in the Mahatma Rice/ Robin Hood Flour Young Chefs Championship
Competition and Melouse Josephm second from right, placed third in the contest orga-
nized by Florida Kaiser University Center for Culinary Arts. She was awarded a $5000
scholarship toward her schooling next year. On the right is Rybenique McCartney,
who entered the Young Chef Championship in the junior category. Their teacher, Ms.
Williams, is on the left. See story on page 11.
Page 2 Section B The Abaconian
_iNews of the Cays
Cays From Page 1
The guests browsed through the display,
chatted with the artists and stopped to so-
cialize as they proceeded to the auction
tables, sampling the various food items on
the way or reaching for a glass of wine.
Many attractive and diversified items
were offered for bid, including underwater
photos by diver and artist Tim Higgs, hand-
made bags by Claire Nops, necklaces by
Linda Wiltfang, a watercolor turtle by Bri-
gitte Bowyer-Carey, an underwater scene
by Bob Zwickel, prints by the Barefoot
Contessa, vases, crochet blankets, cakes
baked by Veronica Saunders, artwork by
Leanne Russell and many anonymously
donated objects, not to forget a two-night,
three-day stay at the Abaco Beach Resort
in a room with ocean view.
People made many trips to the tables
to check on their offer before the end of
the auction. When it closed at 2:30, great
bargains had been found, the many happy
bidders rushing to claim of their new pos-
sessions. A lucky couple, Mr. and Mrs.
Hilligus from Florida, left the show with
one of the afghans, a candle holder, a sun-
flower-shaped bird feeder and the stay at
the Abaco Beach Resort. Another happy
couple had bought a cake and stand. A
local resident, April Higgs, smilingly dis-
played her new painting by Bob Zwickel
and a yellow crocheted afghan.
Amy Roberts' students, accompanied
by their teacher, Maria Schrack, proudly
handed $125 to Veronica Saunders, Co-
president of the Abaco Cancer Society,
their share from the sale of their paintings
which all were sold.
Co-president Marjolein Scott, who re-
ceived many positive comments, expressed
her satisfaction about the outcome of the
event. She commented that even more peo-
ple than expected attended in spite of other
functions taking place on Abaco that day.
The artists all had a sale, including Mrs.
Carey and Attila Feszt, graphic designer,
both from Elbow Cay who participated for
the first time.
"We are ready to do it again next year,"
said Mrs. Scott. "Same place, same time."
GTC prepares for
Island Roots Festival
By Annabelle Cross
The 7th Annual Island Roots Heritage
Festival will be held on Green Turtle Cay
on April 30th May 2nd. This year's
Please see Cays Page 4
The Cancer Society ofAbaco holds an art show annually at the Green Turtle Club. These
artists showed their work this year. They are Tim Higgs, Lillian Cash, Bob Zwickel, Mar-
jolein Scott, Attila Feszt, Brigitte Bowyer Carey, Linda Wiltfang and Jo-Ann Bradley.
Missing are Louis Schneider and Liann Russell.
Lillian Cash was one of the artists who participated in the Art Show sponsored by the
Cancer Society of Abaco that was held on March 27 at the Green Turtle Club. She pro-
duces beautiful straw work that is appealing and popular.
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LUBBERS QUARTERS #5349
MIRAMAR WATERFRONT Two side by side
waterfront lots on theSea ofAbaco &an additional inland
lot 2 bed 2 bath cottage & a dock.US$870,000.
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ANNE BONNY-WATERFRONT 180ftofthebestharbour
in theAbacos,98ftdock, 1.23 acres;360 degree views;
charming down east 3 bed cottage. US$ 1,500,000.
MARSH HARBOUR #5159
SKY VIEW- BEST VIEWS IN ABACO 4 bed, 360
degree views, swimming pool, recreation room,
wrap around covered porches. $1,750,000.
MARSH HARBOUR #4989
R FANTASY -WATERFRONT GREAT CISTERN
New 4b/3b home with dockage. Gorgeous pool
with sea views. Guest Cottage. US$995,000.
TILLOO CAY #4464
A WENCH'S VIEW WATERFRONT 4 bed
4 bath immaculate retreat with 97' dock.
360 degree ocean views. US$3,500,000.
TILLOO CAY #4947
ToP-A-TILLoo OCEANVEWS -AFFORDALE Where
can you get brand new construction with views for this
price? Short walk to beach & dockage.US$259,000.
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.
MAN-- WAR CAY #4336
WATERFRONT LOOKOUT HOUSE Stunning views
overlookingwestermharbour,2bed I bath main house
with I bed I bath dockhouse cottage.$1,395,000.
iviltM n HnX AKtBiUK # 4o6 /
CLU 50 ft dock with lift, meticulously appointed
sea views,also extra lot available.US$1,499,000.
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.
TILLOO CAY #4921
REEL DRAG WATERFRONT FISHERMAN'S
PARADISE Extensive docks & boat lifts. Fabulous
newly built 4 bed 3 bath. US$1,200,000.
WINDING BAY #5126 & #5127
THE ABACO CLUB World class beach offers
total privacy behind the gates of the unique Ritz
Carlton Club US$1,500,000.- $2,500,000
George Damianos Kerry Sullivan Laurie Schreiner Jane Patterson Stan Sawyer BillAlbury
Broker, Owner Broker Estate Agent Estate Agent Estate Agent Estate Agent
t 242.362.4211 t242.366.0163 t242.367.5046 t 242.366.0035 t 242.577.0298 t242.367.5046
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LUBBERS QUARTERS #3785
HUMMINGBIRD COTTAGE & GARDEN COTTAGE
Two cottages with total 3 bed 2 bath, deeded
dockage and beach across the street $480,000.
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.
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.
MAKRb HAKRBURK #4658
WATERFRONT GRANDER GREATABACO CLUB
3 bed 2 bath, add your own finishing touches.
Prime area with 55ft dock. US$585,000.
TILLOO CAY #4317
WATERFRONT BEACHWOOD COTTAGE Enjoy
picturesque sunsets from this cozy waterfront
cottage. AND the boat's included! $339,000.
WINDING BAY #5235
THE ABACO CLUB LOT #30 Best
priced beachfront estate lot available.
Over 1.5 acres. US$1,750,000.
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LUBBERS QUARTERS #4939
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.
MARSH HARBOUR #4859
WATERFRONT GREATABACO CLUB #36
Spectacular home,pool & views.4 bed 4 bath,2,750
sq.ft. with dockage. Open to Offer $1,599,000.
MARSH HARBOUR #5232
SEAGRAPE WATERFRONT 3 bed 3
bath on Eastern Shores with 2 docks,
boat lifts, swimming pool. US$985,000.
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MARSH HARBOUR #5283
THOMPSON HOUSE BARRACUDA LANE
3 bed 3 bath newly built with modern
kitchen, high end appliances. $492,000.
LUBBERS QUARTERS #5231
LOT 4 EAST VIEW 11,181 sqf_ wooded lot 4 lots
from east side of Lubbers on the Sea ofAbaco.
Designated dock slip to ie up to 30 ft boat$165,000.
MARSH HARBOUR #5155
WATERFRONT -HIDEAWAY EASTERN SHORES Sea to
sea,50'dock&boatlift.Mainhousewith I 1/2bed I 1/2
bath,guest quarters with 2 bed 2 bath.US$1,795,000.
MARSH HARBOUR #4736
SUNRISE BAY #7 Beautiful 3 bed 3.5 bath home with
pool,dock slip,beach access. Very desirable family
neighbourhood. Gated community. $950,000.
SILLUUO AY #3657
FARSIDE Make an impression with the most unique
and desirable island estate inAbaco.5 bed 6 bath.
Hangar, dockage for 80ft vessel. US$4,850,000.
#4578 ABACO OCEAN CLUB Lot 17 GorgeousWaterView. $225,000. Laurie Schreiner
#4940 ABACO OCEAN CLUB Lot 18 Steps to water. $180,000. Laurie Schreiner
#4433 ABACO OCEAN CLUB Lot 46 Large waterfront lot. $298,000. Laurie Schreiner
#4193 ABACO OCEAN CLUB Lot 87 Interior lot, high elevation. $125,000. Laurie Schreiner
#4580 ABACO OCEAN CLUB Lot 107 Community dockage. $79,000. Laurie Schreiner
#3947 ABACO OCEAN CLUB Lot 143 Approximately 11,450 sq. ft. $150,000. Bill Albury
#4606 ABACO OCEAN CLUB Lot 152 NEW PRICE dockage. $119,900. Laurie Schreiner
#5049 LOT 4 EAST VIEW 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
#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
#4493 GREEN TURTLE CAY Leeward Yacht Club Lots & house packages. From $275,000.
#4533 GUANA CAY Dolphin Beach Estates. Lot 68 Hilltop View. $180,000. BillAlbury
#5121 GUANA CAY Lot 32/32ATwo elevated lots total 23,000 sq.ft. 90 ft of waterfront with a
dock. $500,000.Jane Patterson
#5237 GUANA CAY Paradise Cove Waterfront, dock plans included. $165,000. Kerry Sullivan
#4071 BAHAMA PALM SHORES Lot 43 Good residential area. $30,000. 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 10AcresWater 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 15th 2010
Page 4 Section B The Abaconian
April 15, 2010
More News of the Cays
Cays From Page 2
theme Come Discover the Treasure of our
Heritage will focus on the history of pirates
in The Bahamas. The committee is busy fi-
nalizing plans for what will be a busy, fun-
filled weekend with activities for all ages.
The Crewe of the Trade Winds will take
the festival site by storm on both days with
fight training and interactive games for pi-
rate wannabes. Be on the lookout for Mary
Read and Anne Bonny as they tell the tales
of life as "lady pirates." The Pirate Crewe
will have games and a scavenger hunt for
the young and young at heart. When tired
of the Pirate's life try your hand at May-
pole plaiting or sculling an Abaco dinghy.
There will be conch cracking and conch
horn blowing competitions.
While it will be very tempting to just
find a cool spot under a shade tent, be
sure to check out the art and craft booths
for unique, Bahamian gifts. The aroma of
home-cooked Bahamian food will draw you
to one of the food vendors. Who can resist
a bowl of fresh conch salad, peas n' rice,
fried fish, a few conch fritters or a slice of
guava duff? Quench your thirst with Gully
Wash, Kalik or the drink of your choice
from the Arrgg Bar. Before you finally find
that cool spot to sit and chat with friends
be sure to stop by the Information Tent and
visit with genealogists or to look at the in-
formation boards. You never know what
you will learn, whose picture you will see
or which infamous pirate is your cousin,
many times removed. Also be sure to visit
the committee tent to get your official 2010
Island Roots Heritage Festival tee shirt and
other commemorative items.
While most of the festival activities
takes place at Settlement Point, there are
other activities going on around town. The
Family Tree Research has become a focus
of the Island Roots Heritage Festival and
persons interested in genealogy can meet
with genealogists at the Gospel Chapel's
education building throughout the day.
More informative talks on topics ranging
from the Bahamian potcake and the Baha-
mian environment to pirate history and a
Bahamian DNA project will be held just a
stone's throw away in St. Peter's Sunday
School building. Be sure to visit the Al-
bert Lowe Museum and Vert's Model Ship
Shop. Learn more about bush medicine
from 01' Blue Jones at the Roland Roberts
Environmental Center and visit the stores
in New Plymouth.
No Island Roots Heritage Festival will
be complete without a marching band and
on Friday we will welcome the Royal Ba-
hamas Defense Force Marching and Dance
Bands. There will be a Junkanoo Rush on
Saturday. When the sun goes down, the
stage will heat up with live performances
by our very own Gully Roosters, the Las-
sidoh Boys and the Royal Bahamas Defense
Force Dance Band. Also back this year by
popular demand will be Kirkland Bodie
(K.B.) and Therez. Don't miss their per-
formances on Friday and Saturday night.
Make plans to attend the festival and
Discover the Treasure of our Heritage.
Green Turtle Ferry will offer transporta-
tion throughout the day and evening. On
Sunday morning the local churches will
come together at Settlement Point for a
Thanksgiving Service and the closing of
the 2010 Island Roots Heritage Festival.
Abaco The Outboard Shop Marsh Harbour
Sea Horse Marine Hope Town
Roberts Marine Green Turtle Cay
Sunset Marine Green Turtle Cay
Harold's Marine Treasure Cay
Island Marine Parrot Cay
Exuma Minns Watersports George Town
GrandBahama OBS Marine Freeport
Long Island Fisherman's Marine Center Hamiltons
Large InventoMry of Q .
Factory Trained hn
Reliable Service ThrT~:
By Annabelle Cross
On March 24 the Abaco Department
of the Royal Bahamas Police Force held a
community meeting on Green Turtle Cay.
In attendance were Supt. Noel Curry, Of-
ficer in Charge of Abaco; ASP Bruce Ar-
nett; Insp. Gregory Barr; and Det. Const.
Datus Farrington. The purpose of the
meeting was to raise the level of aware-
ness concerning crime and its impact on
Green Turtle Cay. Administrator Maxine
Duncombe gave a brief report on the con-
tribution made by our community to the
Public Treasury and the impact that crime
can have on our local economy.
Supt. Curry, who was assigned the Aba-
co district in February, gave a brief report
on the Abaco Police Department. Current-
ly 50 officers serve Abaco with a number
of reserve officers. An additional police
Advanced Medical Clinic
P.O. BoxAB-20180, Marsh Harbour, Abaco
officer will be sent to GTC to assist Const.
Wellington Williams, Officer in charge of
Green Turtle Cay, on April 12th. He re-
minded the audience that crime is not just
a police problem, but everybody's prob-
lem. He appealed to everyone to report
crime and to set up a crime watch.
Ms. Jeritzan Outten, Director of Tour-
ism for the Northern Bahamas, spoke of
the impact of crime on tourism. She would
like to see our community and country get
back to the friendly, virtually crime-free
tourist destination once marketed by the
Ministry of Tourism.
The meeting was opened for questions
and concerns from the audience. In at-
tendance were representatives of the local
hotels, resorts, property rental companies,
second homeowners and local residents.
Boat theft and house break-ins are the
Please see Cays Page 6
Extended Care (After Hours)
For Appointments Call 367-0020
A General Practioner is on staff Monday through Saturday
Dr. Geroge Charite Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Saturday Sunday and Emergencies
Dr. Akazie Mon & Fri Dr. Francis Biney Monday and Friday
Dr. Camille Farquharson Wednesday Dr. Timothy Williams Every other Sat.
Dr. Paul Hunt Pediatrician, Dr. Frumentus Leon Obstetrician
Asthma andAllergy Testing Gynecologist
April 17, 2010 April 24, 2010
Dr. Michael Caplia Optometrist Ms. Sandra Watson Ultrasound
April 21, 2010 Technician, Echocardioqram
Dr. K.J.A. Rodgers Ophthamologist
April 22, 2010
Dr. Elaine Lundy General Practioner
April 22, 2010
Dr. Rosetta Ingraham, Dermatologist
April 23, 2010
Dr. Edwin Demeritte, Neurologist/
Neurophysiologist (Adults & Children)
April 24, 1010
April 24, 2010
Dr. Patrick Cargill Cardiologist
April 30, 2010
Call for appointments
with these doctors
Dr. Duranda Ash Ophthamologist
Dr. Freeman Lockhart Orthopedic Surgeon
Dr. Shamanique Bodie OB/GYN
Dr Armbrister Natural Chinese Medicine
Hope Town, Elbow Cay, Abaco Bahamas
Deep Water Dockage Gas Diesel Ice Bait Dry Storage
New 10 ton marine forklift
Full service marina Fiberglass repair Bottom painting Bright work Waxing
Gift Shop Largest selection of fishing tackle T-shirts Souvenirs Marine Supplies
Freeport Skiffs 13' 15', 17' Now available, call for information
Yamaha Sales and Service Factory Trained Technicians
Bayfront Realty Sales & Property Management
Visit our new website: www.htlighthousemarina.com
The Abaconian Section B Page 5
Marcellus Roberts 1 Everett Pinder
Broker Sales Associate
Treasure Cay Properties Offered by Treasure Cay Specialists
For details and pictures visit our web page at http://www.treasurecayrealestate.com
Phone: (242) 365-8538 Phone/ Fax: (242) 365-8587
1. CARLETON LANDING
Prestigious Canal Front Development offering
Carriage House units in blocks of four plus
individual cottages. Both offer docks/ boat
slips as well as golf cart or car garages.
Prices start at $680,000 + 14%
2. NEW LUXURY WATERFRONT CONDOS
"PINEAPPLE POINT RESORT" Luxury
gated community Treasure Cay's newest
waterfront development. 2 bed/ 2 bath
and 3 bed/ 3 bath condos with availability
of private boat slips. Pre-construction price
starting at $529,000 net (plus closing
costs). MUST SEE! Great investment oppor-
tunity and a great location in Treasure Cay!
3. THE COTTAGES
Now the newest oceanfront development
on Treasure Cay beach comprising 10
individual luxury units
Starting at $595,000 + 12% closing
4. BAHAMA BEACH CLUB
Luxury condominium project on Treasure
Cay Beach. 3 bed / 3 bath / Den / Lanai / on-
site pool and many other features
Starting at $907,500 Plus 14% closing
5. ROYAL POINCIANA TOWNHOUSES
On-site pool and tennis, newly completed
luxury townhouse units directly on
Treaure Cay each totalling 3 bed/4 1/2
baths plus loft bedroom/den
Ground floor garage, 2 bed/2 bath with
ocean front patio
First floor open concept living / dining/
kitchen plus master bedrom suite, all
ocean views with patio/ balcony
Loft bedroom/ den with ocean view
MLS $2,075,000 + 7.5% Closing
6. PALM BAY DEVELOPMENT
"Palm Bay" Unit #3 4 bed/ 31/ bath fully fur
nished Town House with garage and boat
slip with 20' beam. Located at Palm Bay
Development 2,000 +/- sq. ft.
$655,125 EXC + 7.5%
"Palm Bay" Unit #5 Waterfront Townhouse
unit fully furnished. Lower/entry level
2 bed/ 1 bath with garage. Upper level
master bed with ensuite bath/living/din-
ing/kitchen/lanai. Unit has own dock,
extras GEO tracker & golf cart, 25' Caro-
lina skiff, 250 HP Evinrude engine
$1,350,000 + 7.5%
Anchorage Estates Multi-family Lots 128'
water front, 22,448 sq. ft. Good investment
Price $474,000 EXC
"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 / GARAcr-C 1' 6" deep, 11'
8" wide UND" -Tsale at the low
price CON L-
MARINA VIEW VILLA
Recently completed delightful villa with great
marina view and access. Modern 2 bed/ 2
bath CBS fully furnished home, 1020 sq.
ft. plus porches and garden area. Must see to
appreciate. FGS $479,000 EXC
Unit #4 Upstairs 3 bed/2bath fully furnished,
direct beach access. Good rental investment
EXC. $334,825 + 7.5%
Townhouse condos with on- site tennis, heated
pool, office, laundry
Marina view, 2 bed/ 2 bath and unit fully
furnished- storm shutters- good rental
potential $271,500 + 7.5% closing
Marina view, 2 bed/ 1 1/2 bath fully, furnished
including garage plus vehicle. Good rental
potential. EXC $300,000 FGS
Canal front condos with on site tennis and pool
2 bed / 2 bath lower unit marina view.
Good rental income EXC $526,350
2 bed/ 2 bath lower unit with marina view.
12 ft. boat slip with 12,000 lb. lift. Never
rented. EXC $655,950 FGS
Ocean front luxury octagonal units with lagoon/
pool/waterfall. Good rental potential.
Unit #7 Two storey 2 bed/ 2 bath home.
MLS $545,000 + 7.5% closing
BAHAMA BEACH CLUB
Resale condos available in first completed project.
Ready to go. Both units never rented but definite
potential. MUST SEE PROPERTIES.
Downstairs unit 3 bed / 2 bath with den/
optional 4th bed. Completely and tastefully
furnished with many extra features including
garage and Ford Taurus $742,000 + 14%
Canal front condo with on-site pool.
"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%
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. 1-- any special
features. ML CONT ,. $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
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main crime concerns in the community.
Supt. Curry cleared up the misconception
that there is only a small fine for those
convicted of boat theft. For a first offense
those convicted can be imprisoned for up
to three years while repeat offenders can
be imprisoned for up to 10 years. He con-
firmed that most of the boats stolen were
more than 20 feet long and powered by
4-stroke Yamaha outboards. It is suspected
that they are being used to smuggle drugs
and humans and that people are reluctant to
come forward with information. The police
need witnesses, fingerprints and evidence
to convict persons accused of crimes. It
was suggested that the local officers need a
boat to patrol the area or that there should
be Defense Force presence.
The concern of rental homes being bro-
ken into not only when vacant but while
Tufts University students discuss water
problems with Hope Town students
Graduate students from Tufts University were in Hope Town discussing the importance
of clean water to the community. Leeching cesspits and boats dumping sewerage has
polluted some waterways in the pristine settlement. New marinas will now be required to
have pump-out stations for visiting boats as part of a clean-up effort. The students visited
Hope Town School to discuss the importance of keeping our water clean. Hope Town
students have already been doing water studies and testing for several years as part of
their environmental studies and the Tufts students were impressed with their knowledge
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guests are sleeping was also raised. Even
though police officers responded to the
complaints at the time of the incidents,
it is felt that they did not take the matter
seriously. Therefore, there was no proper
investigation. A property rental represen-
tative stated that rentals were down 50
percent and that it is very awkward to tell
guests on their arrival that they need to
properly secure doors and their personal
belongings or that their boat may be stolen.
There were second homeowners and
residents in the audience who expressed
concern for their safety and even raised
the issue of owning a gun for protection.
BTC does not offer telephone service in
some areas where the homes are located so
guests or owners cannot call for help. Ms.
Duncombe addressed the issue of telephone
service by saying that she is in dialog with
BTC and there should be improvements in
the next four to five months.
Please see Cays Page 7
Hope Town students learn chess strategy
Chess Master David
, Norwood visited Hope
Town School to get
in the age old game of
,, chess. David and the
teachers alike were
visibly surprised that
so many of the stu-
dents already had a
working knowledge of
the game. David was
the world's youngest
Chess Master when
he was 21. He has
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chess matches all over
the world. He donated
several boards and
game pieces to the
school and the stu-
dents can be seen at lunch every day concentrating on improving their game. David has
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and a rise in poverty. There were those with the police, people won't offer infor- those breaking the law.
CaFrom Pag 6 in attendance who felt that the court sys- mation or report crimes. While it was sug- Supt. Curry and his team gave some
A second home resident who recently tem frustrated victims of crime while the gested by Chief Councillor Greg Curry suggestions on protecting boats and prop-
had a boat stolen felt that the government accused know the system and work it to that we need to be suspicious of strangers erty and encouraged residents to write to
did not seem to understand the impact of their advantage which eventually leads to in the community, the consensus is that their Member of Parliament concerning
boat theft and crime, and he feels that this the case being dismissed. Some felt that there are criminals among us who may be changing laws to increase fines and pen-
lack of serious concern will eventually lead the police need to work on the way they aiding others. In the best interest of the
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alties. The Abaco Police are using tech-
nology to help fight crime. They are on
the internet and have created a Facebook
page to share information. Information or
concerns can be emailed to Supt. Curry at
< email@example.com >
The meeting was very interactive and
informative and Supt. Curry and his team
appear genuinely interested in with work-
ing with residents to restore the safety and
reputation of Green Turtle Cay. Hopeful-
ly, when they return for a follow up meet-
ing, more residents will make an effort to
attend and show that Green Turtle Cay is a
community united in its effort to get rid of
all criminal activity.
Hope Town's student
won second place
Congratulations to Anna Albury, a
Grade 5 student at Hope Town School, for
placing second in the annual Rotary Club's
Speech Contest. The topic for her Junior
Division was The Future Is in Your Hands,
What Will you Do With It? Anna had so
many ideas about this important topic that
she had trouble keeping within the allowed
time. She spoke from the heart about car-
ing for her beloved country and it showed!
Hope Town Community Playground
Parents and interested community mem-
bers held several organizational meet-
ings to plan the facelift of the Hope
Town community playground. They be-
gan their plans by having a Saturday
clean-up, paint, repair and installa-
tion day. In order to raise immediate
money for more equipment, the group
is having an Italian Night Dinner at the
playground on April 6. They also plan
to sell pickets on the enclosing fence to
raise money forfuture expenditures and equipment for this popular and well used park.
People who purchase a picket as a memorial or in support of the park will have their
name engraved on back of the picket. Ourpicture show hardworking kids helping tofix
up their park. The picture was taken by Chris Gorman.
Students tend their school garden
Hope Town School children carefully
water their garden. Community members
Mr. and Mrs. Rocky Keith, Mrs. Shelly
Malone and Dr. and Mrs. Doug Behrendt
donated the materials to begin the garden.
Each class has its own plot to care for with-
in the garden. The children hope to be able
to harvest carrots, beans, green peppers,
tomatoes, lettuce and collard greens soon.
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Easter at Abaco Inn
By Jennifer Hudson
A day of Easter fun was enjoyed by El-
bow Cay residents and visitors on Easter
Saturday, April 3. The Inn was abuzz with
people; while the children enjoyed many
fun Easter activities, their parents enjoyed
socializing over lunch and drinks.
Bernadette Hall supervised the making
of Easter baskets while Tina Malone was
in charge of egg decorating and Candace
Key guided the imaginations of the young-
sters into producing some very attractive
Easter bonnets. Before beginning their
work on their own Easter bonnets, the chil-
dren were given a short talk on the origin
of Easter bonnets and how they were worn
by eighteenth century ladies.
"We hard-boiled 50 eggs but could have
done with double that number for the num-
ber of children who turned up and enjoyed
decorating them with food colouring,
paints and glitter," said Ms. Hall.
Everyone was looking forward to the
Easter egg hunt and dozens of children
gathered in front of the Inn to begin their
search for the 50 eggs which had been hid-
den on the land by the dock. There were
two special eggs amongst all of the candy
eggs: a silver one containing a certificate
for a milkshake from the Abaco Inn and
a gold one containing a gift certificate for
$10 to be spent in the Inn's shop. A visitor
from England, young Abigail McKinnon,
found the silver one. I met her at the bar
enjoying her milkshake and she told me
that it must be her lucky day as a little ear-
lier she had found a $10 note on the beach.
The weather was perfect for this happy
event and everyone was having a wonderful
time. It was good to see such a large group
of visitors, not only from the United States
but also from the further shores of England.
The proprietors and staff of the Abaco Inn
hope to make events such as these a regular
part of their schedule. Later that evening
guests were entertained by the Sons of the
Beach band to top off the festivities.
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a method of fuel delivery that is routinely
undertaken throughout the archipelago of
Mr. McCartney concluded that "neither
a pier nor a 1,100 foot submarine pipe-
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plant, and there is no longer any need for
the marine terminal plans to be modified
as anticipated. BEC does not intend to
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Baker's Bay awards outstanding employees
The Dream Team Award was presented
by Baker's Bay Golf and Ocean Club to
Neil Adderley, Ted Curry, Willis Levarity
and Tito Baldwin. It is given to the group
of individuals who believe that teamwork
plus hard work equals success. The award
goes to the department that has shown con-
sistent performance, service, innovation or
improvement over the course of the month.
This team worked tirelessly in the best
and worst of weather to ensure that the
level of service at the beach was superior
at all times. Neil, Ted and Willis were
all members of the 2009 Outdoor Pursuits
Team at Baker's Bay Golf and Ocean Club
who left a legacy of exceptional service in
this department. Neil and Ted have since
transferred into other departments where
they continue giving good service. Willis
continues to be our master diver, fisher-
man and outdoor entertainer. It can be
noted that he was the very first employee
of the Club. He has been joined by Great
Guana Cay's own Blake Sands and An-
This team is led by Outdoor Pursuits
Manager, Tito Baldwin, who promotes
teamwork, innovation, creativity and hard
work. Also known as "Froggy," he brings
a wealth of experience and energy to the
department and the Club.
Employee of the Month
Neil Adderley has been awarded the
title of Employee of the Month for January
2010. He is the Player Services Supervi-
sor in the Golf Operations Department and
Four employees of Baker's Bay Golf and Ocean Club were recently named the Dream
Team because of their teamwork and efforts to do their job well. Shown are three of the
team, Theodore Curry, Tito Baldwin and Neil Adderley, with Simone Bowe, Vice Presi-
dent of Human Resources.
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a member of the Employee Experience
Committee. He has proven himself to be a
very disciplined, honest, spiritual and de-
pendable person, a leader in his own right.
At the Club we show our appreciation
by recognizing an employee who has gone
beyond the call of duty and delivered ex-
emplary service to our members, guests
and entire team.
The fourth member of the Dream Team was
Christian reggae concert is planned
By Navardo Saunders
Local Christian production company,
New Life Productions, is gearing up to
host its first annual Raise the Roof Reg-
gae Gospel Explosion Concert.
This event, which is geared toward
reaching young people in particular
through positive Reggae music, is set to
take place on May 7th at Change Minis-
tries International in Murphy Town.
Top Jamaican reggae gospel art-
ist, Stitchie, and well known Bahamian
gospel Reggae artists Monty G and Mr.
Linx, whose lyrics promote love, unity,
non-violence, righteousness, self-respect
and love for God and country, will be
among the performers.
"We believe this concert could not
come at a better time, as many of our
youths need positive messages to keep
and get them on the right track," said
Frankie Fleuridor, CEO of New Life
Productions. "Many of our young people
love reggae and for so long the only thing
they have heard is negative reggae lyrics.
This time they will hear positive reggae
music that will encourage them to be pro-
ductive and do the right things."
Fleuridor invite everyone to take part
in the concert. "It's going to be an excit-
ing show. Anyone who has seen Stitchie
perform or heard him must know they are
in for a real treat. Mr. Lynx has a unique
voice that everyone can appreciate and
Monty G is a Bahamian gospel musician
whose music has been lauded throughout
the Caribbean and the United States."
Anyone wishing to get tickets for the
concert can contact Fleuridor at 559-
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The Abaconian Section B Page 11
Three culinary students
competed in Nassau
By Mirella Santillo
Two twelfth grader students and an
eleventh grade student from Abaco Central
High School competed in Nassau on March
16th in culinary competitions.
Two of the students were awarded. An-
quanique Huyler in the Mahatma Rice/
Robin Hood Flour Young Chef Champi-
onship and Melouse Joseph in the contest
organized by Florida Kaiser University
Center for Culinary Arts.
Anquanique Huyler impressed the judg-
es with her culinary skills. One dish had to
be prepared with rice; the other had to con-
tain flour. She created a dessert she called
Nutty Coconut Rice Up-side Down Cheese
Cake that was served with guava sauce.
Her savory dish was a crescent that she
made from scratch stuffed with crawfish
and vegetables. The rice dish won her the
second place in the dessert category and a
trophy. She placed sixth overall.
Melouse Joseph entered the competi-
tion sponsored by the Kaiser's University
Center for Culinary Arts on March 19th.
She prepared Bahamian dishes serving
four people. She chose a Junkanoo Craw-
fish Fried Rice and a Stuffed Snapper with
Mango Sauce accompanied by a Calypso
Citrus Salad. Her culinary creations were
rewarded with a third place and a $5000
scholarship towards her next school year.
Rybenique McCartney entered the
Young Chef Championship on March 17th
in the junior category. Although she did not
place, the experience was worth it, com-
mented her teacher, Princess Williams.
The young cooks had to create the reci-
pes they were preparing and bring the in-
gredients which were reimbursed by the
two sponsoring companies; each student
could use only 11 ingredients to prepare all
the recipes she was cooking.
Mrs. Williams, who accompanied her
students to Nassau, commented that she
has been taking students to the Young
Chefs Competition for the past 10 years,
but this was the first time that a student
from Abaco Central High School partici-
pated in the Kaiser University contest that
was held for the first time in The Bahamas
last year. Kaiser University covered the
students' travel and hotel expenses.
Melouse, who is graduating this year
from Abaco Central, already knows that
Kaiser University Center for Culinary Arts
is where she will be attending school next
Two Receive Excellence
in Education Award
By Timothy Roberts
The Abaco District's Teacher of the
Year, Robertha Lindsay, and its Student
of the Month, Yelena Persuad, were pre-
sented with the Excellence in Achievement
Award at a ceremony at the Ministry of
Education's conference room on March
The award, which is presented as a joint
partnership between the Ministry of Edu-
cation and Brass and Leather Shop, was
presented by Peter Phillips, General Man-
ager of Brass and Leather, who said that
it is given in recognition of students and
teachers who have achieved excellence and
stood out from their peers.
Mr. Phillips, speaking of Ms. Lindsay,
said she has been an outstanding teacher
in primary education for 11 years teaching
grades two, three, four and now grade six
at Central Abaco Primary. "I find the most
impressive aspect of Ms. Lindsay's career
is her interest in continuing her profession-
al development," he said.
She has been involved in numerous
workshops in the ar-
eas of education in-
cluding drama, coor-
dination, English as a
second language and
office procedures. She
has also pursued spe-
cial areas of training
in teaching reading
to low achieving stu-
that she's everybody's
teacher and wants the
best for every stu-
dent," he said.
He noted that she is
involved in the com-
munity in leadership
positions in the church
and school and in ex-
such as sports, dance
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tion to young Yelena,
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Please see School Page 12
The Ministry of Education and Brass and Leather Shop part-
nered to recognize Robertha Lindsay, left, who has been
named Teacher of the Year for Abaco. Also recognized was
Yelena Persuad, front, as Student of the Month for Abaco.
Presenting the plaques and also pieces of luggage were Peter
Phillips, General Manager of Brass and Leather, and Ver-
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church," he said, "and to help your peers."
Yelena is a well rounded young lady who
participates in sports, reading and writing,
photography and music. He noted her per-
sonal achievements in writing children's
books and her amazing success at the Na-
tional Spelling Bee in Nassau.
Yelena, who received a Kipling travel-
ing bag and a custom framed poem, Rud-
yard Kipling's If, said she was apprecia-
tive. Ms. Lindsay, who received a leather
traveling bag by Land and the same custom
framed poem, also expressed appreciation
and said she does not regard it lightly,
Marine Cadets Farrakhan Adderley and
rio Sawyer have been chosen to visit the Su
Maritime College in New York this summer. 7
hope to be accepted into the school to conti
their education. They are both twelfth grade
dents at Abaco Central High School.
but "will endeavor to uphold the standard
by teaching not to just touch lives, but to
Two Maritime Cadets will
visit college in New York
By Mirella Santillo
Two twelve graders from Abaco Cen-
tral High School enrolled in the Maritime
Cadet program since September 2009 have
been chosen by their instructor, Glender
Knowles, to travel to New York in July to
visit Sunny Maritime College.
Farrakhan Adderley and Mario Sawyer,
who were chosen based on their grade per-
formance, attendance and behavior, are
looking forward to the trip and hope that
they will be accepted in the college.
Speaking both at once, Farrakhan
and Mario enthusiastically expressed
their appreciation of the program and
said that more young people should
take advantage of the opportunities
offered when certified.
Before going to New York, the
young men will take a trip closer to
home as they are traveling to Free-
port to take the Standard Training
Certification Watch-keeping course.
KFC Launches Essay
Program in Schools
By Samantha V. Evans
Kentucky Fried Chicken, Abaco
location has been supporting educa-
Ma- tion programs on the island for the
,nny past two years by sponsoring school
They based essay competitions at Agape
inue Christian School and Forest Heights
Please see School Page 14
Central Abaco Primary School
wins General Knowledge Competition
I / "- N
On March 19th students from nine schools prepared themselves in four subject areas to
take part in the district General Knowledge Competition. Language Arts, Social Studies,
Religious Knowledge and Science were the areas the students were expected to be profi-
cient in. At the end of the competition, Central Abaco Primary School soared to victory
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Roberts School and in third place was Moore's Island All Age School. All participants
received certificates and the top schools will receive trophies.
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where the winners receive a laptop. In
March, the same program was launched
at Central Abaco Primary School when
the school principal and her team agreed
to launch the essay competition there. The
month of May has been selected as the
month to have the competition. The orga-
nizer of this event from the school end is
Neulessa Major who has a committee that
will assist her. The competition will take
place on three levels grades 1 and 2, 3 and
4, and 5 and 6. The students will be given
the topic at the end of April and will have
the month of May to complete, submit, and
present it to the school in the form of oral
reading. The winners will then be selected
based on their written piece and oral pre-
sentation. Each child has to be able to read
what they write to ensure that they wrote
what was presented and understand the
topic written on.
Grade six students
By Samantha V. Evans
Fourteen grade six students of Central
Abaco Primary School along with three
chaperones visited Nassau on March 25 to
28. The first event was a visit to Parliament.
The students were given a history lesson
and saw some of the symbols of the House
of Assembly. They then visited the Senate.
They viewed the bust of Sir Milo But-
ler in Rawson Square, then took a tour of
the Straw Market. After lunch they visited
Fort Fincastle and the tour guide gave them
a brief history of the fort and information
about some of the landmarks that surround
the fort. They toured the Queen's Staircase
where they got an extensive talk on the sig-
nificance of this landmark and then they
climbed the steps to Fort Charlotte.
On the next day the group attended the
"Culture Up Kids" conference at Bahamas
Faith Ministries where they were all given
event packages as memorabilia. The event
was filled with singing, dancing, skits and
much more. After being treated to lunch
at the church, the group visited Govern-
ment House. In the absence of the Gover-
nor General, a Defense Force officer gave
them a tour of the grounds and a view of
The next day the group went to Dolphin
Encounters on Blue Lagoon Island where
they were given information about the dol-
phins, their behavior and how they should
interact with them. The students got into
wetsuits and began their fun time with the
dolphins. The activities they engaged in in-
cluded dancing with the dolphins, petting
them, feeding them and taking photos with
them. The students were allowed to view the
sea lion exhibit, then were treated to a snack.
Later they spent time at the Mall at
Marathon where they shopped, watched a
movie and played games. After shopping
they attended the "Culture-Up" concert
at Bahamas Faith Ministries where the
guest speaker for the evening was Assis-
tant Commissioner of Police Hulan Hanna.
As a part of the concert, there was danc-
ing, singing, acting by the children of the
church and performances by DJ Counselor
and Christian Massive.
The trip was a unique experience for
the students, and the memories will remain
with them for a long time to come. The
team returned to Abaco on March 28th.
Agape Drama Club
By Jennifer Hudson
The High School Drama Players of
Please see School Page 15
St. Francis wins Primary Math Competition
On March 12th the Department of Education held a Math Competition for grades 4
through 6. Eight schools participated, and at the end of the event the team from St. Fran-
cis de Sales School in Marsh Harbour emerged the winner. In second place was Central
Abaco Primary and in third place was Agape Christian School. All of the participants
received certificates and the top schools received trophies. The organizer of the event was
Felemease Sawyer, education officer for primary schools.
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Agape Christian School presented A Who-
dunit in Two Acts on March 25 and 26 in
Grace Gym. Each year at this time the high
school presents a program and this year's
was entitled Mayhem in Mayville. This
unusual play by Dean Kephart invited the
audience to utilise their detective skills in
order to try to solve the mystery of who
committed the murder of Buc Delaney in
the cozy caf6 called Connie's Cup of Cof-
fee. Background information was provided
in the programme, clues were found in the
play and hidden around the building and a
pencil was provided with which to make
notes and enter findings in space provided
in the programme. Time was allotted near
the end of the play for the audience to ask
questions of characters on stage in order to
finalize their personal investigations.
The five main characters, all very in-
teresting inhabitants of Mayville, were
portrayed by Keayshawn Adderley, Or-
renda Bain, Christopher Sawyer, Paxton
Lowe and Beth Ann Johnson, who all did
an excellent job, seemed very comfortable
in their parts and portrayed their charac-
ters well. They each had a tremendous
number of lines to learn, and Principal
Cecile Albury praised their dedication and
The drama players consist of students
from grades 9-11 who choose drama as
This is the cast of the High School Drama Players ofAgape Christian School that present-
ed its annual production. This year it was an interactive play that allowed the audience to
participate. A murder mystery kept the audience in suspense until the final moments. The
drama was under the direction of Courtnee Romer, who also directed a play performed
by primary school students the previous week.
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school time is scheduled for rehearsals and
the rest take place after school. Ms. Cecile
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live as far away as Treasure Cay, Sandy
Point and Guana Cay. In supporting roles
were Adrien Bethel, Ashley Carrol, Lean-
dra Rolle and Abigail Jones, all of whom
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The actors held the interest of the audi-
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Mrs. Courtnee Romer is to be congrat-
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previous week she had directed the Pri-
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of Jonah and the Whale which involved a
very large cast of both actors and singers.
Following Thursday night's performance
of Mayhem in Mayville Mrs. Romer was
asked to join the cast on stage while ev-
eryone sang Happy Birthday to her. "I
am so proud of the students and their hard
work," she stated.
Mention should also be made of the in-
teresting exhibit of art and craft work on
display at the entrance to the gym. Art
teacher, Ms. Stacey Adderley, teaches art
throughout the entire school and had dis-
played a very interesting variety of work
from all grades including some very in-
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competition with the themes God Created
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Page 16 Section B The Abaconian
More School News
S.C. Bootle secures two winning
titles at high school competition
S.C. Bootle students enjoy competing in academic subjects
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School From Page 15
By Canishka Alexander
The Department of Education held its
annual high school Math and Science Com-
petition at St. Andrews Methodist Church
on March 23. Many coaches, parents and
supporters crowded into the room to cheer
for the competing schools. Top students
from private and government schools
formed three-member teams to find the
right answer and beat the clock.
After the competition rules were out-
lined, the junior competition began. The
questions progressed from easy to difficult
as the students relied on their own knowl-
edge and that of their teammates. Malcolm
Spicer announced the math questions while
d'Shan Maycock asked those related to sci-
ence. Ten seconds were allotted for some
questions, and some were given a 30-sec-
ond allotment as students bent their heads
in unified concentration and wrote their
After the rounds of questions were com-
pleted for the juniors, the first, second and
third place winners were announced. S.C.
Bootle High School took the lead, Agape
Christian School was in second place and
St. Francis de Sales School received third
As things began to settle down for the
senior competition, there were less schools
competing, but the competitiveness was
Leslie Rolle, senior education officer,
was impressed by how quickly the students
worked out their math calculations.
In the senior category S.C. Bootle took
first again, Forest Heights secured second
and Abaco Central High School placed
By Timothy Roberts
Joy Archer, a 16-year-old student at St.
Francis de Sales Catholic School, is spend-
The students of S. C. Bootle High School in Cooper's Town held an intra-school math and
science competion. The winners are obvious jubilent. The students are studying hard and
are doing well in Abaco-wide competitions.
ing her spring break doing work experi-
ence at the Ministry of Tourism, getting
hands-on experience within the hospitality
Joy, a twelfth grade student, intends to
further her education in International Busi-
in day care
will take her
week as well
as her time in
Joy Archer the Ministry
of Tourism's Spanish Cadet program with
her as she furthers her education.
Joy was one of several students chosen
to participate in Spanish Cadet Program
last year. Eleventh grade students take an
exam given by the Ministry of Tourism
to qualify for the program. The program
takes the top placing students from Abaco,
Grand Bahama and New Providence teach-
ing them the Spanish language and culture
through cooking classes and grammar
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placing them in hospitality-related busi-
nesses such as a hotel and showing them
all that is involved in the tourism industry.
The students compete in a poster con-
test which Joy won last year. The qualify-
ing students spend a month in a Spanish-
speaking country, such as Costa Rica or
Mexico, where they are immersed in the
culture and further their language studies.
Joy plans to use her experiences with
the Ministry of Tourism and her education
in International Business to be an entre-
preneur, running her own business in the
North Abaco School
selects Parent of the Year
By Canishka Alexander
S. C. Bootle High School selected
a Parent of the Year for 2010, and the
award was given to Freddie McIntosh, the
school's yard man. He was honoured at
a special PTA church service at Revival
Time Pentecostal Church in Cooper's
The church service was just one of
the activities that was planned during the
weekend of March 26 to March 28. Mr.
McIntosh serves as chaplain on the PTA
board and is known for playing an active
role in the lives of his children through
Principal Huel Moss congratulated him
for being a pillar of strength for his chil-
dren. "He has a rare and admirable qual-
ity for a male parent in our communities
today," Moss acknowledged. He always
finds a way to be a part of and contrib-
ute to school-related events which include
Please see School Page 17
Mr. Mclntosh proudly displays his Parent
of the Year Plaque.
Private Boat Licenses
Expired March 31, 2010
The public is advised that private boat licenses expired March 31, 2010
and must now be renewed.
All private boat owners are therefore reminded to make an application to
the Marsh Harbour Port Department office at their earliest convenience.
Licenses can be renewed by mail to:
P.O. Box AB 20922
Marsh Harbour, Abaco
Please include last year's registration card.
April 15, 2010
The Abaconian Section B Page 17
More School News
School From Page 16
fund raisers and parent workshops. He also
serves at the PTA president of Cooper's
Mr. Moss said the PTA and school ac-
tivities were designed to bridge the gap be-
tween school and home. He said Everett
and Eleanor Rolle were also recognized
for their roles in the community. Eleanor
Bootle was the school's janitress for more
than 30 years.
Open House featured stu-
By Canishka Alexander
On March 26 S.C. Bootle High School
held an Open House for parents, students
and teachers. The students were well pre-
pared for their presentations and have been
accomplishing much this school year. In
fact, students from S.C. Bootle recently
won the Junior and Senior Math and Sci-
Additionally, Felicia Romer became the
second place winner for the Junior Minister
of Tourism for The Bahamas, representing
the school in her speech entitled Empower-
ment Today for Our Destiny.
One room had three diverse scenes in
place: Business, Family and Consumer Sci-
ence and Craftsmanship and Joinery. Neat-
ly arranged in the classroom were games
like Bingo and Fact Wheel and exhibits of
businesses that the students had visited and
brought back research findings of.
As Lorene Davis looked on, Natalie,
an 11th grade student, showed what was
happening in the Family and Consumer
Science exhibit. The students had made a
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variety of food products that ranged from
peppers and jams to pies, muffins and co-
The Craft and Clothing Construction
class had an array of shell crafts, clothing,
montages, collages, wind chimes, candles,
handmade jewelry, vegetable and glass ar-
rangements and place mats.
A number of experiments were tak-
ing place in the Science Room: separation
techniques, magnetism, causes and types of
hard water and ionic and covalent bonding.
The Geography project featured an "ex-
ploding" volcano. Other displays show-
cased Mother Earth, a bush medicine
project with plants used for medicinal
purposes, an Arawak village and a pirate
ship with a female acting as a slave. A live
demonstration of a couple getting married
required the entire school's participation.
Seventh grade student Deante talked
about fishing and wanting to become a boat
captain and fisherman when he becomes an
The Science Room revealed plants and
insect samples, preserved organisms, ex-
amples of wind vanes and lungs and elec-
tric circuits, coral reef and ecosystem mod-
els and a diagram of the eye.
Mr. Rudolph Kawalram in the Math
Room skillfully demonstrated how math
calculations can be carried out in less than
10 seconds without the use of paper or a
The students were very proud to show off
their handiwork, their crafts, their foods
and displays and even gave live demon-
S.C. Bootle High School in Cooper's Town held an Open House to show what the stu-
dents have been learning. Demonstrations, displays and crafts were showcased in every
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IN THE ESTATE OF CRYSTAL CHARMAINE LOWE
domiciled and late of Marsh Harbour,
Abaco, The Bahamas, deceased.
NOTICE is hereby given that all persons having any
claim or demand against or interest in the above
Estate should send same duly certified in writing to
the undersigned on or before 12th May, 2010 after
which date the Executors will proceed to distribute
the assets of the Estate having regard only to the
claims, demands or interests of which they shall
then have had notice AND all persons indebted to
the above Estate are asked to settle such debts on or
before 12th May, 2010.
V.M. Lightbourn & Co.
Attorneys for the Executors
P.O. Box AB 20365
Bay Street, Marsh Harbour
Abaco, The Bahamas
April 15, 2010
Page 18 Section B The Abaconian
Abaconians win at Nassau dog show
Each year several dedicated dog show
enthusiasts travel to Nassau in March for
the annual Bahamas Kennel Club's Inter-
national Dog Show and Obedience Trials.
Without fail the plane is always full of tro-
phies to bring back to Abaco. This year
was no different.
American and Bahamian Champion
Sandon n' Oakhill Her'cane Hannah won
back-to-back Best In Shows on Saturday
and Sunday, bringing her total Best In
Shows wins to three at the tender age of
one and a half years old! The judges in the
picture are American Kennel Club judges
from the U.S. Hannah, a Bedlington Terri-
er, belongs to Will and Candace Key from
Her'cane Hannah, a Bedlington Terrier, belonging to Candace Key, center, won best in
show both days. The judges on either side are holding the awards and ribbons that the
Another big winner from Abaco was
Ari, who belongs to Luc and Tara Lavalee
from Marsh Harbour. Found as a stray,
he worked his way into their hearts and
"works" like a champion already although
he is only one year old. Ari won the cross-
breed class at the
show both days and
then won a Best
in Specialty on the
second day, compet-
ing with winners of
the special classes.
The Bahamas Ken-
nel Club believes in
the sport of dogs,
and they offer sev-
eral classes for dogs
that are not purebred
but are either cross-
breeds or potcakes,
veteran dog (7 years
and over) or are
purebred but are All these dogs showed
owned by respon- International Dog
sible people who dog won Best in Spe
spayed or neutered on both days of the
them. These classes awards. Maureen,
are very popular. both of which did v
Ari shows he has brains by winning his
Rally Advanced title and he placed in the
Beginners Obedience classes. Rally is a
relatively new dog and handler combined
Please see Dog Show Page 20
ed well at the annual Bahamas Kennel Club's
Show. From the left Tara and Luc Lavalee's
'cialty. Candace Key's dog won Best in Show
show, giving her a total of three Best in Show
Glenn and Austin Koepp showed their dogs,
MINISTRY OF THE
The Public is hereby notified that
the Minister for Urban and Island
Planning is considering making an
Order in accordance with Section 5 of
the Town Planning Act, Chapter 255
to prescribe the usage of the land de-
scribed in the Schedule to this Notice.
The area described in the Schedule
is to be designated land upon which no
buildings shall be constructed except
for wetlands preservation or enhance-
ment as this area is being considered
for preservation as wetlands or green
space or both.
Interested persons are invited to
submit their comments and views in
writing to the Director of Physical
Planning on or before Tuesday, 30th
March, 2010. Further information on
the proposal may be obtained from the
Department of Physical Planning via
P. O. Box N-1611 or telephone: 322-
755012 or Fax : 328-3206.
Director of Physical Planning
All that parcel or piece of Crown Land
comprising 4.494 acres lying contigu-
ous to swamp lands and located in
White Sound in the southern section
of Green Turtle Cay, Abaco. The said
land is more particularly delineated
and shown on the diagram attached to
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Friday Kids Games Stage Other Informative
Time Field to end Schedule Activities Talks at the
of Festival Throughout Anglican
Site the settlement Church
11:00 Festival Site Gates open
11:30 Crewe of the Tradewinds
will storm the site with a
12:00 Opening Family Sandra
Program with Tree Riley:
the Prime Research The Abacos
Minister and During the
the RBDF a Gospel Dur the
Band Chapel Great Age of
SBad Education Piracy
12:30 Amy Roberts Building
Primary 12 to pm
1:00 Pirate Fight Vertrum Ricky
Circle Lowe's Ship Johnson:
and Whip Shop Tour Abaco's
demonstration next to Nature
1:30 Kid's Conch Curry's Adventure
Games Cracking Food Store Experience
Buccanneer to back of
School festival site
2:00 Tug of War Albert Lowe Darius
Championship Museum: Williams:
Green Turtle Discovering
Style my own Roots
Antique at Green
Roadshow: Turtle Cay's
Bring old Island Roots
treasures to Festival!!
Bob Carr and
2:30 Lassldo Boys Joe Alburv's
Rake and Abaco
3:00 Bahamian Demonstration Crewe of the
Music and Race Tradewinds:
3:30 Conch Horn Fight Circle Life and
Blowing with Times of Anne
Training at Buccanneer Bonncy and
Back of Swordfrihting Mary Read
festival site School
4:00 Life as a Peter
Pirate and on Roberts:
a ship for kids The Bahamas
4:30 of all ages DNA Project:
to help your
5:00 Pirate Genealogy
7:30 Lassido Boys
11:30 Festival Site is now closed.
_aturbap, slap, Ist
Saturday Kids Games Stage Other Informative
Time Field Schedule Activities Talks at the
the settlement Church School
11 00 Opening Darius
Prayer and Williams:
National Discovering my
Anthem own Roots at
11:15 Pirates Storm site and parade Green Turtle
11:30 F t Circle Cay's Island
t30 ght ire Roots Festival!!
12:110 Tiny Turtles Family Crewe of the
Presentation Tree Tradewinds:
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1230 Conch Pirate Research Lie and Times
Cracking Training at the Gospel onney and
Contest School Chapel Mary Read
back of Education
festival site Building
12 to 5pm
1:00 Kids Games Local Vertrum Nancy Albury:
Entertainment Lowe's Ship Blue Holes of
1:30 Maypole Shop Tour the Bahamas-
Plaiting Dance Discover Protecting our
and crowd model boat Treasures
interaction building talent Bahamas
passed down National
thru the Trust:
eacnerations Eric Carey.
2:00 Fight Circle Environmental Exec. Director
in front ofsltage C ntr:~ & Lynn Gape
Richard Dep. Executive
Jones: Bush Director:
Medicine and Bcncits of
how it Lan National Parks /
help you and Sustainable
the world living
2:30 Buccaneer Sandra
Training The Abacos
School During the
3:00 Life as a 2:30; Great Age of
Pirate Joe Alburv's Piracy
presentation Dinghy demo
and and Races
3:30 Scavenger Royal
Hunt papers Bahamian
handed out Potcake
4:00 Scavenger Lassldo Boys: Albert LOWe Rescue:
Hunt Rake and Museum: The Treasure or
Scrape Green Turtle our Royal
Bahamian Style AntIque B3ahamnian
Music Roadshuw: Putcakes
4:30 Bring old Ricky
treasures to Johnson:
Bob Carr and Abaco's Nature
Alton tovawe to Adventure:
identi fy Experience the
5:0t1 Buccaneer Conch Horn beauty of the
Militia Blowing fora & fauna of
Training Contest Abaco
5:30 Junkanoo Peter Roberts:
Rush The Bahamas
to help your
6:30 Pirate Fashion Genealogy
7:00 Lansado Boys:
S_ ape Music
# I Band In the
10:00 to Tererz
S1:30 Hepburn and
Festival Site is now closed.
We invite everyone to please join us tfr -Sunday's
Service of Thanksgiving I lam at the festival stage.
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Page 20 Section B The Abaconian
Arrested for Shop Breaking A shop
in Treasure Cay was broken into during the
night of February 2. Police arrested a sus-
pect the next day.
Arrested for Stealing A resident of
Mt. Hope was arrested on March 23 for
Stealing & Receiving A man was ar-
rested on March 24 for stealing and receiv-
Assault with a Deadly Weapon A
Crown Haven resident was threatened by
a man wielding a shotgun during the morn-
ing of March 25 while at a dock in Fox
Town. The assailant was identified.
Causing Harm A dispute between a
Fox Town woman and her boyfriend re-
sulted in the woman being beaten during
the late evening of March 24. She was
treated for injuries.
Arrested for Shop Breaking Island
Luck Internet Caf6 in Marsh Harbour had
its safe taken during the night of March 25
with no signs of forced entry to the build-
ing. The safe, containing $50,000, had
been bolted to the floor. A former female
employee and two men were later arrested,
charged and appeared in court on March
29. The female was released on $10,000
bail and the two men were remanded to
prison. All three will have a court hearing
at a later date.
Stolen Vessel A 32-foot boat with one
200 HP outboard engine was stolen from
its Pelican Shore dock in Marsh Harbour
sometime between March 20 and 26.
House Breaking A house on Forest
Drive was broken into while the owner was
at work during the day of March 25. Noth-
ing appeared to have been taken.
Burglary Shortly after midnight on
March 25, a house in Murphy Town was
broken into and a Toshiba L500 laptop
computer was stolen.
House Breaking A house in Spring
City was broken into during the night of
March 26 by forcing a window open and a
red Dora DVD player was stolen. Finger-
prints were taken by the police.
Assault and Arrest with Intent to
Rape On exiting a restroom at Grabbers
on Guana Cay, a woman living on the is-
land was assaulted by a Spanish appear-
ing male. He pushed her into the restroom
where she managed to bite his mouth and
scream which caused him to flee. This hap-
pened about 10:30 p.m. on March 28 after
she had accepted a drink from the man. A
Columbian man was arrested the next af-
Arrest for Possession of Dangerous
Drugs Three police on an obscure road
in Murphy Town on March 30 after lunch
noticed a man hiding in bushes and acting
suspiciously. He was arrested when found
to have five packets of suspected marijua-
na in his pocket and close by were several
pots of small marijuana plants. The Mur-
phy Town man was charged and went to
court on March 31.
Threats of Death The Administrator
for Green Turtle Cay received a typewrit-
ten note after lunch on March 31 threaten-
ing to shoot her in the head. Fearing for
her life, she contacted the police.
Boat Recovered A 26-foot boat stolen
from Foots Cay several weeks ago was re-
cently recovered on Moore's Island by the
police. It was found in good condition and
brought to Marsh Harbour where it was re-
turned to the owner.
Police Crime Report
Cantata From Page 1
dren processed down the aisle carrying palm
branches which they waved during the entire
song, saying "Hosanna." As they left the
sanctuary, they scattered the palm branches
on the ground, forming a path of palms.
At the close of the cantata the congrega-
tion was invited to join in and sing along
with Londa Sawyer as she sang again the
beautiful hymn When I Survey the Won-
Choir Master Kevin Sawyer, follow-
ing the performance, said, "We celebrate
our risen Saviour, Jesus Christ, who is a
symbol that changed history and brought
hope," and he called for people to dedicate
their lives to Christ.
During the performance of the cantata,
some very poignant scenes from The Pas-
sion of the Christ were shown on a screen
which were extremely moving. The audi-
ence left feeling both uplifted and very
touched by this wonderful performance.
The choir was scheduled to perform
their cantata during the following week at
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Dog Show From Page 18
sport where the dog is directed by his han-
dler over, under and through obstacles in a
The Glen Koepp family is all about
dogs. Wife Maureen teaches Obedience
and enjoys showing their Champion Stan-
dard Poodle Splash. Splash tried for her
very last title--Utility Dog Excellent at this
show. It is a title that no dog in the Baha-
mas has earned yet! Splash made a great
start towards the title and will return next
year to hopefully win it. She was also used
as a demonstration dog for Rally, much
to the pleasure of spectators. Son Austin
showed his Ch. Shetland Sheepdog Sly in
the huge special classes and won a third
place ribbon this year. Sly also showed
the crowd his stuff running Rally courses
to their cheers. Father Glen has taken up
Rally and can often be seen working Sly
The group picture shows the victorious
Abaco exhibitors, Tara and Luc Lavalee
with Ari, Candace Key with Best in Show
winning Hannah and Maureen, Glen and
Austin Koepp with Splash and Sly.
April 15, 2010
April 15, 2010
The Abaconian Section B Page 21
JA's held Career Day and College Fair
By Mirella Santillo
Organized by Junior Achievement co-
ordinator Chervon Morley and by the
advisors of several JA groups, a Junior
Achievement Career Day and College
Fair attracted many students interested in
finding out about colleges and the possi-
bilities of employment. The goals of the
organizers were to expose the students to
Bahamian institutions that offer further
education possibilities as well as local jobs
The function took place at Abaco Beach
Resort and representatives of several Ba-
hamian colleges and one Florida university
occupied the tables along with many pro-
spective employers, private and govern-
ment, who were there not only to hire but
to give advice.
Fifty Juniors Achievers attended the
function as well as many students from
tenth grade and up from various schools to
inquire about the career they had in mind.
Some wanted to pursue a technical voca-
tion, some were interested in accounting and
marketing. Others were hoping to become
computer technicians. Marine biology, ca-
reers as veterinarian, aviation pilot and boat
captain were also fields of interest.
The Bahamas Technical and Voca-
tional Institute offers classes in Freeport
and Nassau for technical careers; Success
Training College in Freeport has academic
and business programs; and Soujourner-
Douglass in Nassau specializes in nursing,
pharmacy and other similar subjects.
For a broader diversity of subjects,
Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lau-
derdale offers financial aid, scholarships,
athletics and on-campus housing among
other amenities. According to its represen-
tative, Juliett Reid, there was a lot of inter-
est from students and teachers.
Some students were hoping to find ei-
ther a permanent job or a temporary one
before going to college. The private em-
ployment sector was represented by a ho-
tel and a law firm. Auskell Clinic offered
orientation to students interested in a medi-
cal field. The students were invited to go
to the clinic to follow a doctor at work in
the field they wanted to pursue. Two banks
and an insurance company offered advice
and employment requirements.
The representative of the Police Force
had several students wanting information
on the requirements to become a police
officer as well as the various fields that
can be pursued within the police depart-
ment. BTC, the Ministry of Tourism and
the Customs Department also had repre-
The event included remarks by JA
Chairman Ishmael "Stretch" Morley and
an address from the guest speaker, Edison
Key, MP, who advised the Junior Achiev-
ers to take advantage of the opportunity
they had in learning how to run a business
and to manage money and invited them to
attend a BAIC workshop, offering a pos-
sible partnership between BAIC and JA.
The morning ended with a skit played
by Ivan Curry and his wife which drew
laughs and applause as they enacted a job
interview, emphasizing the point that the
proper attitude and dress code can some-
times win over qualifications.
The function resumed after a lunch
break with another skit. Door prizes donat-
ed by Abaco Beach Resort and BTC were
drawn, with happy winners receiving cell
phones or phone cards.
Representatives of Success College in Freeport were at the JA Career Day and College
Fair giving advice and distributing their brochures. Kendrick Hield, second from left,
was pleased to be representing that school and renew the friendships he made while he
was on Abaco.
Houses and Land For Rent and For Sale
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
Retail/ Office space available for lease at
Royal Harbour Village. Spacious first floor
unit and charming second floor space. Avail-
able now. Call 367-3262
Bahama Coral Island Lot (108 x 100)
for sale $20,000 net. Owner financ-
ing available. Must Sell! Call 577-0650
Bahama Palm Shores 2 bed/ 2 bath ful-
ly furnished. $1200/ mo. Call 367-3472
Bahama Palm Shores 2 1B, 1B $600pm
Fully furnished. Call 475-3034
Central Pines Sub. Charming and delightful.
3B/2Bath apartment w/central A/C Available.
Semi-furnished and/or fully furnished. Serious
inquiries only. Contact 367-4006/551-4742
Cove Estates 2 bed/2 bath ful-
ly furnished. Call 367-2446
Guana Cay 2 bedroom apt. harbour view, fully
furnished & equipped. Available weekly or long
term. Call 904-982-2762
Hope Town Specialist. A collection of upscale
homes with pools, private docks, etc., ideal
for special occasions, reunions, honeymoons.
Hope Town Hideaways 242-366-0224 or
Long Beach oceanfront, new luxury 5 bed/3 bath,
ocean views. Fully furnished with A/C, W/D,
water included. $2950/mo for 1 year lease. Contact
1-770-640-1235 or email@example.com
Marsh Harbour Sky Developers 2 bed/ 1 bath,
furnished, wtih A/C, with washer and drier, water
included. $1100/mo. CallMrs. Green at 367-2660
Marsh Harbour, Eastern Shores, vaca-
tion weekly, 4 bed, 3 bath, water views,
private dock. www.tidesedgebahamas. com
Marsh Harbour Gov Sub Apt, 2bed/2 bath, cen-
tralA/C, newly renovated, fully furnished. Serious
inquires call 9-5 367-2951 or 577-5086 after 5 pm
Marsh Harbour 2 bed/2 bath fully furnished
apt. behind Iggy Biggy Boutique. Beauti-
fully appointed, harbour view. $1650 per
month. Call 242-367-3596 or 561-628-7946
Marsh Harbour Executive Rentals now avail-
able at the Crossing Waterfront Condominiums
Crossing Beach, 2 & 3 bed apartments available!
Call 367-5454, 577-0047 or 577-0277
Sandy Point, 3 bed/3 bath house for rent. Fully
furnished. $1,500 per month. Call 475-7829
Sandy Point 1 bed/i bath house for rent. Fully
furnished. $600 per month. Please call 475-7829
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
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.
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
Bahama Coral Island Lot (108 x 100) for sale
$20,000.00 net. Owner financing available. Must
sell! Call 577-0650
Elbow Cay's Best Houses and Land, rentals and
sales, Hope Town Hideaways. Call 242-366-
0224 or fax 242-366-0434. On the internet at
Hope Town Approx. 50' from lower public dock
with view of lighthouse. Valued @ B$260,000.
email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 242-362
Galleon Bay Estates, Treasure Cay, water front
lot with bulkhead. $225,000 Call 843-263-4050
Little Abaco, Waterfront lots only $39,50C
owner financing available. Paved road, pow-
er, phone. Call 366-0797 or 242-427-5316
Marsh Harbour, Cove Estates, 3 bedroom/2
bath with a 1 bedroom/i bath apartment.
Located in Coves Estates in quiet neighbour-
hood. Serious inquiries only. Call 577-0581
Treasure Cay Pineapple Point Resort. Exclu-
sive Luxury Waterfront 2 & 3 bedroom condos
& 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath 2600 sq ft townhouses
all with deep water docks & garages! Perfect
ocation at the entrance to Treasure Cay Ma
rina. Prices starting in the low $500's www.
pineapplepointresort.com 242-458-3521 or
1-800-545-0395 Come see us at the end ol
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
WPB Condo Furnished 2 bed 1 bath; A/C;
nternet 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.
all242-365-4636 days, 242-365-4218 evenings
est Palm Beach Whitehall Condos 2 bed-
rooms, 2 full baths, end unit, gated community
ear Palm Beach Mall. Tel 242-393-2553, Fax
42-393-7225 Email: email@example.com
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Page 22 Section B
April 15, 2010
By Larry Smith
"Looking down, the opening into the
cavern beneath could be distinctly seen,
and it was evident, as the tide was flowing,
that this ocean-hole communicated with
other caverns at a distance, possibly on the
island of Andros, and that the water was
being sucked down through the opening to
find its way into unknown parts.
"There are deep, well-like depressions
filled with salt water and connected with
the ocean by subterranean passages. They
ebb and flow with the tide, support marine
life, and in all essential features resemble
the submarine ocean-holes, except that
they occur on land, usually removed some
distance from the sea."
-- The Bahama Islands by Drs. George
Shattuck and Benjamin Miller, 1905
The Bahamas are like no other group of
islands in the world, scientists say. They
were formed about 150 million years ago
- as the Atlantic Ocean began to fill the
space where Africa and North America
were once joined. The islands that exist
today are little more than the tips of fos-
silised sand dunes.
Deep drilling has established that virtu-
ally all of the rocks that make up the Baha-
mas platform to a depth of at least 19,000
feet were formed in shallow water as lay-
ers of sediment. As these layers gradually
subsided under the weight of new deposits,
they were converted into limestone. Winds
blew the top layers into vast sand dunes,
and by the end of the last glacial period -
about 12,000 years ago the geography of
the Bahamas was more or less complete.
Over the millennia, sea levels have risen
and fallen as the ice sheets expanded and
contracted. According to the geography
textbook, Bahamian Landscapes by Neil
Sealey, the evidence for this includes fos-
silised reefs found on dry land with cor-
als that normally live at depths of 20 feet,
while off the coast of Bimini peat from a
drowned marsh has been dredged from 10
feet of sea water and dated to about 4300
When sea levels were lower, rainwater
eroded the limestone rocks to form solu-
tion holes that gradually expanded into
huge underground systems. These caves
were described as early as 1725 by the
great English naturalist Mark Catesby, and
the marine caves known as blue holes were
first recorded on sea charts in 1843. But
it is only in very recent times that explor-
ers have been able to visit this mysterious
... The mystery of Blue Holes
Experts say the entire Bahamas platform
is riddled with cracks and fissures like
the holes in a piece of Swiss cheese, and
everything is tidally connected. In 1947,
for example, oil prospectors drilling off
Andros encountered caverns at a depth of
more than 10,000 feet and had to abandon
their test, along with thousands of feet of
drill pipe which fell into the void.
Today, scientists are making unprece-
dented discoveries in Bahamian blue holes,
although only about 20 per cent have been
explored over the past 50 years. The origi-
nal Lucayan inhabitants of our islands used
them as sacred burial sites the remains of
16 Amerindians were found in a blue hole
on Andros, for example but modern Ba-
hamians prefer to use them as dumps. Div-
ers have found everything from cars and
appliances to household garbage and used
diapers clogging many inland blue holes.
The most significant blue hole site in
the Bahamas these days is Sawmill Sink
in South Abaco where scientists have
opened an extraordinary window into the
past. Their finds have included the earliest
Lucayan bones (dated to about a thousand
years ago) as well as highly preserved ani-
mal and plant remains dating back 12,000
years to the end of the last glaciation.
In many cases, leaves that settled to
the floor of the cave are still green, while
seeds and insect wings are intact. The most
compelling finds have been the skeletons
of giant tortoises and the fearsome land
crocodiles that once hunted them. Both
animals were extirpated after the arrival
of humans. The tortoises were similar to
those remaining in the Galapagos Islands
while the crocodiles are closely related to
a Cuban species that barely survives today.
This long-dead prehistoric world was
described in detail at two recent events -
the Abaco Science Alliance conference
on January 7 organised by Abaco Friends
of the Environment, and a special public
meeting later in the month sponsored by
the Bahamas National Trust and the Antiq-
uities, Monuments & Museums Corpora-
tion, which has overall responsibility for
the Sawmill Sink research.
"More than any other single site, Saw-
mill Sink lets us learn how the plant and
animal life of the Bahamas has changed
through time," Florida Museum of Natural
History curator Dr. David Steadman told
the Abaco science conference. "By going
back in time we can see how impoverished
island life is today, and this can help us
set more ambitious goals for restoration
that are different from the way things are
today. This has revolutionised our under-
standing of what these islands were like."
Scientists are currently studying the best
preserved giant tortoises in the region,
found with every individual bone intact;
the remains of some 54 crocodiles (as
well as crocodile tooth marks on a tortoise
shell); as many as 40 bird species, many
of which are extinct on Abaco today and a
20,000-year-old bat skeleton encrusted in
The unusual state of preservation is the
result of the complete absence of oxygen in
the cavern's undisturbed salt-water depths.
But these conditions do not always apply
when divers visit a Bahamian blue hole.
In fact, BEC recently bulldozed an unex-
plored blue hole during road-building for
the Wilson City power plant now under
construction south of Marsh Harbour.
"Many inland blue holes have already
been polluted and are full of trash,"
Anitquities project director Nancy Albury
said at the BNT meeting. "This destroys
both the water chemistry and the unusual
biology of these sites. So we are looking
for these caves everywhere in the islands
to see what can be done to protect them."
The BNT meeting discussed a proposal
now being drafted to set aside a nine-mile
area around Sawmill Sink (west of the
Abaco highway near Crossing Rocks) as a
special conservation area. Town meetings
are still being held and precise boundaries
have yet to be drawn, but the proposal is
expected to go to the prime minister's of-
fice by mid-year. The area is on Crown
land and incorporates four inland blue
holes which experts believe are intercon-
Explorers have used terms like "el-
emental beauty," "magically diverse" and
"enchanted voids" to describe the ethereal
world of these underwater caverns. BNT
members were treated to a spectacular
video of a cave diver gliding effortlessly
through vast crystal formations in perfectly
clear water. Footage like this will be aired
in a National Geographic/Nova documen-
tary on PBS this June and photo spreads
will appear in National Geographic Maga-
zine's August edition.
National Geographic is a major sponsor
of a scientific expedition that has made a
series of discoveries at Sawmill Sink and
other blue holes in the country. It is led
by marine biologist and cave diver Dr.
Kenny Broad of the University of Miami.
The expedition comes under the auspices
of the AMMC, a public corporation that
is responsible for archaeological research
and curation in the Bahamas.
Besides Drs. Broad and Steadman, the
expedition includes Jennifer Lynn Macala-
dy, an astrobiologist from Penn State Uni-
versity, who studies the origin of life; and
Dr. Tom Iliffe, a marine biologist from
Texas A & M in Galveston whose work
has led to the discovery of more than 250
new species in submerged caves around the
world; and Nancy Albury of the AMMC.
These scientists have been accompa-
nied by a top-drawer film crew led by Wes
Skiles, while the technical side is led by
veteran cave diver Brian Kakuk, who op-
erates a Bahamian-owned adventure diving
and training facility on Abaco. Last sum-
mer the team cris-crossed the Bahamas
exploring submerged caverns, conducting
original research and producing spectacu-
lar videos and stills for print, broadcast,
online and educational applications.
The incredible fact is that the blue holes
under our islands are probably the last
place on Earth that humans can physically
go to explore. "They are truly a final fron-
tier," said Brian Kakuk, who was at the
BNT meeting last week, "and our team is
thoroughly documenting this frontier for
the first time."
The Lucayans regarded blue holes as
windows into the world of their ancestors.
And according to their mythology, the sun,
the moon and the Taino race itself came
from these caves, the oldest of which has
been dated by the expedition's scientists to
350,000 years ago by analysis of a mineral
formation known as a speleothem.
Today, we are fortunate to have stum-
bled upon the scientific treasures contained
in these blue holes before they are lost
forever due to careless disregard. And we
should remember that anything we put into
these holes given our Swiss cheese un-
derpinning will come back to haunt us
by damaging our critical fresh water re-
Hints for Helping Our
Clean air condietioning filters
Seal up cracks where air condition
ing can escape
Fix toilet and faucet leaks
Big Cat Equipment
Rentals: Backhoe Dump Trucks
* D3, D5 & D8 Tractors Payloaders
* Land clearing
* Fill, rock, sand, soil
* Trenching Foundations
Tel: 242-367-2655 Fax: 242-367-2464
Cell: 242-577-5322 242-359-6839
Abaco A & D Trucking
Phone 577-0184 577-0220
PO. BoxAB 20432, Marsh Harbour, Abaco
Abaco Glass Company
Window Glass and Mirrors
Cut and Installed
Screens Made and Repaired
Commercial Store Fronts
Installed and Replaced
Don MacKay Blvd. 367-2442
Abaco Island Pharmacy
Beauty Supplies Vitamins
Ricardo Miller, Pharmacist
Hours 8:30 am- 6 pm
Sundays 9 am 12 Noon
Dove Plaza, Marsh Harb.
S HOPE TOWN
S* over e flavours of icecream
S*made to order deli sandwiches
unique t-snirts 4-gifts
V Give us a call @366-0788
for Holiday hours 4 specials
Located south of town-
just follow the conesw!
April 15, 2010
The Abaconian Section B Page 23
North Abaco News
Treasure Cay holds has been an active and highly anticipated ,lands but in winds we've been having this one obvi-
event for the past ten or more years. Funds the last days ously got blown off course. It flies very
annual Yard Sale are also raised for the humane society of l of February well and this individual should be able to
By Vernique Russell Treasure Cay and the Emergency Crash golfers not- find its way home. We're not sure exactly
One of the most anticipated events in the and Rescue Drive., -. ed a large how these birds navigate. When in the Arc-
community of Treasure Cay came and left The next yard sale will be held on March brown goose tic and breed, the adults of many species
so quickly. But those in attendance were 5th, 2011. 'Q? with orange generally go first so the juveniles can feed
able to get a few goodies and treasures, too. Treasure Cay Humane legs and bill and mature before they leave in the fall for
The saying one man trash is another man's e y He on the pond warmer climes. No one has to show them
treasure was a reality for persons at the An- Society Open House on the Trea- the way they just know!
nual Yard Sale held in the old hotel parking By Vernique Russell .. sure Cay Let's hope this one just knows his way
lot. Items from clothing to furniture were The Treasure Cay Humane Society host- golf course. back north, but it's been nice having him or
on sale and so were food and drinks. From ed its first Open House held at the back of Greater White- I couldn't her can't tell them apart visit us here on
about 7 a.m. people had already filled the the Treasure Cay Crash and Rescue build- fronted Goose believe this Abaco. Abaconians are such good hosts!
parking lot from all over the island to see ing. It allowed the public to tour the newly unexpected species when I first saw it early
what items they could carry home. Vendors opened facilities. The project has been in in March 1st. It was very wary not a do- Hints for Helping Our
were kept very busy. One lady from Marsh the making for the past few years and now mestic goose. The Graylag Goose of Eu- Environment
Harbour said she was at the sale from 6 is ready for business. The reception was rope looks superficially like it. Those that
a.m. to see if she could find what she was well attended by local residents and much have been domesticated have been selected Water Conservation
looking for and indeed she did. By 7 a.m. information was conveyed. The humane to produce albanistic offspring, hence our Replace part of your lawn area
she was on her way back to her home with society will be working tirelessly to rid white domestic geese with orange legs and with plants and shrubs. They will
a truck load of merchandise. the streets of stray animals. They are very bill. use less water and will require less
This year's sale had a wider variety of grateful to all those who stopped in to see The Greater White-fronted Goose maintenance.
items available. At the Rose Mary Roberts what have been going. breeds in the tundra of the high arctic in Use a manual lawn mower.
Library the annual book sale was going on New Bird for The Baha- Alaska, Northwest Territory of Canada A gas mower used 40 hours
and it too was well attended. and Greenland. It normally migrates to ando s te
The yard sale has been designed to raise mas seen n Treasure Cay from its wintering grounds in Louisiana, a ear pt s th vinmn
funds for the upkeep of the community ElwoodD. Bracey, MD Texas and Mexico through the center of more than 12 cars drying 12,000
center and library and to allow persons to Never before has a Greater White-front- the US. Already migrants are being seen miles in a year.
sell items that they want to get rid of. It ed Goose been recorded in the Bahama Is- on this route but with the high northwest
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 opera-
tional, good equipment and established busi-
ness. For more information call 242-475-5543
Maytag Microwave model mmv4205, black.
1150 watts $200. Frigidaire Freezer 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
Yamaham YBR 125 motorbike, modified,
electric starter, excellent condition, with
helmet and cover. Asking $2000. Call or
BOATSi & MAR T1 ~INE ITEMS~ F
19' Boat Trailer, lights. Can be seen at
Abaco Outboards. $1700. Call Buddy at
Maxxon inflatable boat, 7mm $250.00 Trea-
sure Cay. Call 365-8670
RIB Novurania 12 ft w/40HP Honda.$6,000.
JetSkis, 3 Yamaha 4 stroke FX HO Cruisers
2004, 2005, 2007 models for $5K,$7K,$9K.
Low hours, well maintained. 242-367-5032.
2007 115 Evinrude Etec 25' shaft 600hrs. Ask-
inQ 02 nnn 365 6143 or1 35 7-5
Man-O-War Albury Brothers Wooden
Skiff. Reportedly the last one built. Struc-
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.
BOATS & MARINE ITEMS
20' full keel sailboat "Daisy" Pacific Seacraft-
Flicka, 2005 1GM10 diesel, 2008 9' inflatable,
sm engine. Lots of extras. Man-O-War harbour.
DUTY PAID $30,000 828-693-7656
20' Proline Fisherman w/ trailer, center con-
sole, T-top, Garmen GPS, trim tabs, VHF, 115
outboard on bracket. Needs attention. Not used
in 5 years. $4,250 Call 242-458-0525
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 avail-
21' Offshore hull w/ center console. captplug@
gmail.com or 366-0038
22' Privateer hull w/ center console. capt-
firstname.lastname@example.org or 366-0038
23' SeaCraft CC, 225 HP Evinrude, rocket
launcher, GPS/fishfinder, outriggers, fiberglass
T-Top w/ radio box, VHF. Dual Alum Trailer,
1 owner, excellent condition. DUTY PAID.
Make offer. email@example.com or 954-727-5377
23' Parker SE, 2001, 200 HP Yamaha HPDI,
trims, outriggers, VHF, GPS, Chartplotter.
$23,000. Call 366-3149
L BAT &MAIN IEM
24' Glasstream (2007) new engine Yamaha
200 hp 2 stroke. Boat is in excellent condition.
Asking $23,000 OBO. Call 366-0722 or 577-
25' Mako, T-top, new engines, tank & electric,
etc. $28,000 Contact 901-082-3657 or hagen
26' Custom Fiberglass Commercial Fishing
Boat by Florida Marine, twin 200 HP Yamahas,
220 gal gas, 25 gal water, 85 gal circulating
well, hydraulic steering, VHF, depth finder &
GPS, stereo, T-top, rocket launcher, raised bow
platform, all cushions, extensive dry storage,
rod holders. DUTY PAID. A deal at 26K. Call
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NORTH END, ELBOW CAY: 19,974 sq. ft. oceanfront lot with 120 ft. of beach
and foundation for a 2,600 sq. ft., 4 bedroom home. $695,000. Ref. AS11144
BREEZY HILL, ELBOW CAY: 10,494 sq. ft. elevated lot. $132,000. PS10603
TREASURE CAY: 22,574 sq. ft. lot with 10 ft. elevations, 100 ft. of water-
frontage, and easy access to all amenities. $120,000. AS11061
AUNT PAT'S BAY, ELBOW CAY: 14,914 sq. ft. corner lot with 35 ft. elevations.
Community dockage. Nearby Tahiti Beach and Hope Town. $364,000. PS10661
TILLOO CAY: 16,000 sq. ft. homesite on a private island community. Near the
community dock. Electricity available. $150,000. PS10630
JUST LISTED! TOM CURRY'S POINT: 1.059 acre lot has 160 ft. of water
frontage. $249,000. AS11389
MARNIE'S LANDING, ELBOW CAY: Half acre building sites in a private waterfront
community with electricity, dock slip, and beach access. $595,000. PS10659
MARSH HARBOUR: 9,750 sq. ft. sea view lot in gated Sunrise Bay. All ameni-
ties nearby. $249,900. AS11026
LUBBERS QUARTERS: 10,489 sq. ft. homesite in the Abaco Ocean Club. Near
the community dock. $77,000. AS10969
REDUCED! GREAT ABACO CLUB: 7,630 sq. ft. gated canalfront lot with pool,
tennis courts, and beach nearby. $190,000. AS10731
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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
Sea view 2 bedroom condos and 3
bedroom penthouses in a gated de-
velopment with pool and dock.
Starting at $595,000. Ref. AS10890
3 bedroom, 2 bath home, just across
from the beach, offering a large pool
and deck space for entertaining.
$795,000. Ref. PS10665
Brand new beach home has 5 bed-
rooms, 3 baths, high ceilings, veran-
dah, rec room, and garage/workshop.
$795,000. Ref. AS10905
Situated on a double lot this canal-
front home has a spacious floorplan
with 4 bedrooms and 4 baths.
$1,350,000. Ref. AS11270
On a quiet island paradise, this
ocean view home has 4 bedrooms,
2 baths and garage.
$595,000. Ref. AS11241
Enjoy stunning sunsets
from this beautiful water-
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and 4 ensuite baths, dock
house, terraces, lush gar-
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An immaculate, turn-key
3 bedroom and 3 bath
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overlooking the turquoise
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with sunset and sunrise
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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
A stunning parcel of elevated land
with 75 ft. of shoreline and 180 de-
gree views of the Sea of Abaco.
$125,000. 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
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
UHEEN TUHILR AT LE"C '-I
Enchanting 2 bedroom, 2 bath cot- '
tage with 140 ft. of beach in Long CALAMITY'S COTTAGE
Bay near New Plymouth settlement. MARSH HARBOUR
$1,095,000. Ref. AS11322 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
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 feet of pris-
tine beachfront. 2 bedrooms, 1 bath
on 1.4 acres of elevated land.
$678,000. Ref. AS11353
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THE BLUFF AT WINDING BAY RUM RUNNERS
A unique parcel of land with dramatic MARSH HARBOUR
views comprising 17,000 sq. ft. near Spacious home away from home with all the luxuries. 3 bedrooms. 3.5 baths,
the club house.
$500,000the club house. A1263 private pool, boat slip, internet and decks for grilling. $2,975/week. AR10555
$500,000. Ref. AS11263
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