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MAY 1st, 2010
All Abaco Expo showcases local produce
The Police Band, displays, demonstrations and farm animal
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Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Hubert Ingraham, right, officially opened the two-day All Abaco Exposition that featured local farm
products, locally produced processed foods and crafts. During his tour of the booths he was impressed with the produce on display.
He is shown here talking with Pastor Lennie Etienne and his wife Jerutha, who have been farming for many years. They grow a wide
variety of vegetables and market them on Abaco as well as shipping them to Nassau.
:e and crafts
s are attractions
By Jennifer Hudson
The First All Abaco Expo presented two
days of educational opportunities, inspira-
tion, shopping for unique purchases and
a lot of good entertainment and fun. The
first day was school day and the second
day was designated as family day. Fifteen
stalls showcased agriculture, 12 presented
handicraft items, three covered food pro-
cessing while several more were devoted
to fish and farm stores and the conch man.
The Expo was held at the Farmers Market-
place in Marsh Harbour on April 16 and
Several educational stalls were set up
including Friends of the Environment and
the Bahamas National Trust while a pet-
ting zoo was very popular. This showcased
some very healthy and attractive animals
such as sheep, goats and kids, adorable
piglets, some poultry and a donkey. In or-
der to protect these animals from the heat
they were gently hosed down on a regular
It was rewarding to see such a variety of
vegetables produced here on Abaco. Some
were grown in people's small backyards
while others were produced on larger-scale
farms on land leased from government.
Please see Expo Page 6
Auskell Medical Clinic has opened a surgical center in an adjoining building that will
accommodate patients for many surgeries and emergencies. This means that people will
not have the bother and expense of going away for necessary surgery and women will
not have to leave Abaco to have their babies. 5i,/n i are the two full time doctors, Dr.
Francis Biney and Dr. George Charite, with Angie Collie, Medical Director. The pro-
cedures that can be done here cover a wide range of maladies but nothing that requires
an overnight hospital recovery. See story on page 21.
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Blue Heron Wins First BBC
Tournament in Treasure Cay
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The captain and crew of the Blue Heron are showing the trophies they won as winner
of the first leg of the 2010 Bahamas Billfish Cli-qipt, ,, .inp Besides accumulating
the most points, they were also awarded for being the top release team. 51,in 1 with
them is Al Behendt, far right, organizer of the event. The fishermen enjoyed three days
of excellent fishing.
The Bahamas Billfish Championship
launched its 37th season with the Central
Abaco Championship. With three days of
perfect spring weather and ideal sea con-
ditions, the fleet of 29 of the world's top
sportfishing boats caught 41 billfish dur-
ing the three-day event at Treasure Cay
Resort and Marina.
The first leg of the five tournament
series was won by Blue Heron, a Hat-
teras 50 from Key West, Florida. The
Blue Heron team gathered 1,400 points
by catching and releasing two blue marlin
and one white marlin on days one and
two of the tournament. Team Blue Heron
edged out defending BBC champion team
Double Dog which also achieved 1,400
points catching and releasing five white
marlin and four sailfish. In BBC competi-
tion, when two teams get the same point
total, the winner is determined by the
team reaching the point total first.
The win garnered the Blue Heron a
Please see BBC Page 22
Page 2 Section A The Abaconian
Prime Minister Ingraham officially opens Expo
By Jennifer Hudson
Huge crowds turned out to enjoy the All
Abaco Agricultural, Marine Resources and
Agribusiness Expo on April 16 and 17. The
Expo, which was held at the Farmers Mar-
ketplace in Marsh Harbour was open from
10 a.m. until 10 p.m. on both days. The
expo began with an official opening cer-
emony at 10 a.m. on Friday before which
music was provided by the Royal Bahamas
Police Pop Band and Abaco Central High
School Band. Many officials attended from
Nassau along with administrators from
throughout Abaco, senior civil servants
and the public. Many schools brought bus
loads of students to enjoy the experience.
Several students took part in the open-
ing ceremony with Shantrecia Hield and
Vascille Stuart Jr. from the Moore's Island
All Age School performing admirably the
task of moderators. A liturgical dance was
performed by students of the J.A. Pinder
Primary School, a skit by Abaco Central
High School and Junkanoo rush-out by
Central Abaco Primary School. Shaquille
O'Neal Jones, a Grade 12 student at the
Abaco Central High School, read an ex-
cerpt from his winning essay, Food Safety
in a Critical Time for which he was later
presented with a prize of $500 by Mrs. Le-
nora Black, District Superintendent of Ed-
ucation. Second and third place winners,
Candace Cornish and Sonia Cooper of the
S.C. Bootle High School, also received
In his welcome address, Anthony Gib-
son, Co-Chairman of the Abaco Expo
committee, told the audience, "Agriculture
is the only riches that a nation can truly call
its own and commended backyard farming
to both children and parents. Backyard
farming is a very powerful tool and a com-
munity builder, not much land is needed
and I encourage everyone to get involved."
He praised the progress which Abaco has
made in the food sector by the three new
farming associations of North Abaco, Cen-
tral Abaco and food processing.
Mr. Edison Key, Member of Parliament
for South Abaco and Executive Chairman
of the Bahamas Agricultural and Industri-
al Corporation, encouraged the public to
grow more of its own food. "The govern-
ment's mandate is to feed ourselves, and
food security is a top priority of BAIC,"
he stated. He spoke of the 10,000 acres of
prime farmland in Central Abaco which
was entrusted to BAIC to manage, stating
that it has been divided up into five and 10
acre plots for lease at $25 an acre a year for
10 years and is renewable after 10 years.
In North Abaco land at Norman's Castle
has also been divided and farm equipment
is being provided for the use of all the
farmers on Abaco.
Mr. Key stated, "Money cannot con-
After the opening ceremony of the All Abaco Expo, the Prime Minister and other dignitar-
ies walked through the area looking at the displays and booths. With him were Anthony
Gibson, Abaco's Agriculture officer and Administrator Cephas Cooper, both behind Mr.
Ingraham. The Hon. Larry Cartwright, Minister of Agriculture and Marine Resources;
Mr. Edison Key, MPfor South Abaco and Chairman of Bahamas Agricultural and Indus-
trial Corporation; and Creswell Sturrup, Permanent Secretary, are all on the right. In
the middle background is Benjamin Rahming, Director of BAIC.
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Many farmers had booths displaying their produce and plants that were all available for
sale. One farmer is growing several varieties of lettuce and other crops hydroponically.
Many mentioned the need for a farmers' market where residents could purchase fresh
produce. Several outlets do sell local produce but do not market it as Abaco-grown.
Schooner Bay expects to open a market at their development later in the year, but most
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( ippe Town Specialists Largest Inventory of Properties
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HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #3967
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HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #5158
PLANE TO SEA HARBOURFRONT- 4/4with 105ft'of
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HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #5234
CLIFFORD SAWYER HOUSE HOPE TOWN
VILLAGE 2 bed 2 bath and detached
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HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #5230
VALENTINE'S Historic 3 bed 2 bath with
lighthouse views.Steps to public dock, short walk
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SEAGRAPE OCEANFRONT 3/4 acres near
public dock Excellent surf area 101 linear feet on the
water. Close to public dockUS$375,000.
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BAY WINDOWS WATERFRONT DORROS COVE
2 bed 2 bath, 2,400 sq. ft., includes studio
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SWEETING'S LANDING -WATERFRONT Immaculate
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OCEAN VIEW Newly redecorated and spacious 4/4
on stunning beach in prime location just moments
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SIROCCO OCEANFRONT 4 bedroom
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SHEREE'S WAY BEACHFRONT ESTATE
165 ft of powder sand, 4 bed, 6 baths, nanny's
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SEA SALT OCEAN VIEW Newly built, ATLANTIC DREAM OCEAN FRONT
1,600 sq.ft. 3 bed 2 bath. One block off the in Dorros Cove. Includes designated
ocean, near Sea Spray Marina. US$479,000. boat slip at Tahiti Beach. US$450,000.
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HERON VIEW SEA OF ABACO VIEWS -
1/2 acre wooded lot on North End:
US$216,000. Dock slip option: $50,000.
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HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #4825
NORTH END LOT 5IA OCEAN VIEW-
3 minutes to a white sandy ocean beach
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ALWAYS SUNDAY WATERFRONT charming 2
bedroom 2 bath cottage with private dock
on the South end of Elbow Cay. $1,530,000.
HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #4395
SHEPHERD NEEDLE HILL WATERFRONT
3.7 acres, 140' on the Sea of Abaco. Perfect for
development or large estate. US$995,000.
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HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #4920
ALLAMANDA Historic Loyalist cottage with
updated interior. 2 bed 2 bath plus upstairs
apartment Fruit and vegetable trees. US$550,000.
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ToP OF THE WORLD OCEAN VIEW White
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on main floorshort walkto beach. US$400,000.
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HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #4246
SURFER'S REST LOT 8 Oceans views.
near White Sound, close to the ocean
beach & public dock. $149,000.
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HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #4826
NORTH END LOT 66 Almost 1/2 acrre
lot. Underbrushed. Spectacular views. 100
meters from oceanside beach. $175,000.
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NEW SETTLEMENT Hillside lots with underground
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LUCAYOS LOT 6 Peaceful wooded residential
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Expo displays amazed many
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In his introduction of the Rt. Hon. Hu-
bert A. Ingraham, Prime Minister of The
Bahamas, the Hon. Lawrence S. Cart-
wright, Minister of Agriculture and Ma-
rine Resources, congratulated the artisans,
farmers and fisher folk taking part in this
historic first agribusiness Expo. This Expo
on Abaco, he explained, is the 9th of 10
taking place throughout the Bahamas; there
is still one remaining for Grand Bahama.
Mr. Cartwright was pleased to announce
several new impressive initiatives.
* Formation of Marine Protected Areas,
two of which are in North Abaco at Green
* Closed seasons for grouper, lobster and
* The Department of Marine Resources
is seeking to improve the sustainability of
spiny lobster fishing and has launched a
public education scheme, Size Matters
* He further stated that he was pleased to
see the progress made by Abaco's two co-
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* Training workshops for cottage indus-
tries in food processing which will include
the Abaco Central High School and S.C.
Bootle High School
Mr. Cartwright closed by vowing to put
proper tools in the hands of local farmers
and procure tractors for Abaco. He then
welcomed Prime Minister Hubert Ingra-
ham to the podium, the first that he has
been able to attend out of all nine already
held in The Bahamas.
Mr. Ingraham highlighted the need to
increase food production in the country.
Since the 2007 oil crisis, food costs have
been rising. "We have turned to imported
goods to fill our tables and have moved
away from the field and fishing. We have
turned instead to tourism and failed to see
the importance of locally produced foods.
But we will ignore food production at our
own peril, he warned. We could supply
Please see Expo Opening Page 11
The Royal Bahamas Police Marching and Pop Bands performed several times on both
days to the delight of those attending the All Abaco Expo. This shows them on Don
MacKay Boulevard with some of the tents of the Expo in the distance.
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Expo provides education and fun
Expo From Page 1
It was very inspirational to see just how
much can be produced in a small back yard
and should have been an encouragement
to everyone to start planting if they have
not already done so. It certainly made me
want to expand my little backyard farm and
I bought some plants from stalls in order
to do so. I saw many people going home
with bagfuls of delicious fresh produce and
plants to grow their own vegetables. It is
impossible to mention all of the impressive
stalls but one which greatly impressed me
was the Lightbourn Family Farm, which is
run by a couple and is located just south of
Spring City. Though they have only been
farming for one year, their crops were im-
pressive, and they sell fresh vegetables to
the community from their farm.
An impressive display of produce which
had actually been brought in from Nassau
for the show was there to demonstrate what
is planned for the Schooner Bay Village
in South Abaco and what will be grown
there. An area in the centre of the develop-
ment has been designated The Commons
and will consist of farmland for anyone
interested to develop and will include allot-
ments for homeowners to grow their own
produce which be can consumed personal-
ly or sold at the Farmer's Market opening
at Schooner Bay in January of 2011. Lu-
cayan Tropical from Nassau will be long
term advisors for the project.
Abaco Neem, famous for its various
healing products, has teamed up with Ka-
reem Knowles of King Eagle Farms in an
effort to protect both the human body, pets
and the environment. At their booth, Daph-
ne de Gregory of Abaco Neem stated, "We
are now promoting healthy environmental
products for the home gardener designed to
protect the environment from the pesticides
used in large scale farming. These can be
purchased at Abaco Neem and in the hard-
It was very interesting to peruse all of
the many handicrafts on display. The arti-
sans are amazingly creative in their ideas
of how to utilize many different items
from the environment. There were mir-
rors framed with shells of many colours,
shapes and sizes as well as shell figurines,
outstanding wood carvings from many na-
tive woods, jewelry utilizing many types
of seeds, berries, shells and coconut and
straw bags and baskets of all shapes, sizes
Various interesting demonstrations
took place throughout the expo including
a chicken processing presentation, lionfish
demonstration, coconut shell polishing,
safe farm practices, bread baking, root
crop presentation, a budding and grafting
demonstration, a Garden Club presenta-
tion, green house technology demonstra-
tions and a high school culinary exhibition.
The crowds were kept entertained
throughout by a variety of performers in-
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The animals on display at the All Abaco Expo fascinated the children, many of whom had
never seen farm animals. Cli,,i ,r., goats, sheep, pigs and this donkey were included in
the show. Pastor Stephen Knowles is shown with the donkey.
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The Editor Say ... Expo showed potential of farming
The Farmers' Marke lace in Marsh
Harbour came alive for two days, April
23 and 24, with fresh farm produce, local
crafts and foods. This site is the beginning
of a permanent farmer's market facility.
The ground had been leveled and lights
were installed over a year ago allowing
several community-wide celebrations to
take place. For this event, over 40 tent
canopies were in place for farm products,
craftsmen and food vendors serving meals.
A farmers' cooperative was represent-
ed which has been in existence for many
years with members farming land west of
the present BEC plant and in the area of the
Cherokee road. A newly formed farmers'
association represents farm interests on a
square mile of five and ten acre plots south
of Spring City. A second association has
been formed by interested farmers on simi-
lar plots west of the Treasure Cay airport
on prepared land left fallow when the Ba-
hama Star Farm citrus operation left Abaco
due to the citrus canker. A recently formed
association that is processing preserves,
hot sauces and other bottled items had a
display of its products that are beginning to
show up in local stores.
The event was well organized, and the
displays summarized much of Abaco's po-
tential in the agricultural sector. Available
for purchase was a wide selection of fruits
and vegetables which were harvested in
late April. A generous assortment of local
produce is expected to be available when
the site is utilized on a regular basis.
Our impression was that those persons
attending were caught off guard and were
not prepared to shop for produce at that
time. The produce displayed was tempting
and attractively priced. The situation was
not conducive to purchasing as vegetable
and fruit bought would be heavy and had
to be taken to cars parked some distance
away. This discouraged buying.
However, the public was given a glimpse
of what is in store for the area as farmers
begin to bring their fruit and vegetables to
roadside stands. It was also a wake-up call
to the farmers to see the potential for direct
sales to the public.
Within the next month we should see
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one or more farmers setting up Saturday
morning stands with fresh produce for sale.
Mr. Edison Key, Chairman of BAIC,
who is responsible for developing the site,
has plans for proper, stalls for farmers and
craftsmen, restrooms and other facilities.
The site is about four acres in size beside
the Anglican Church and across the street
from the BEC office in Marsh Harbour.
Abaco has a wide variety of artisans,
and this site is expected to grow into an ac-
tive outlet for their art and crafts. It is quite
possible that some stalls will be open more
often than on just one morning or on Satur-
days. The expected demand from residents
and visitors will drive expansion of the site
as farmers and craftsmen take advantage of
a centralized location.
This site will grow in harmony with
the expansion of our farming commu-
nity. Over 100 farmers, both old-timers
and newcomers, have taken advantage of
leased farm acreage at the annual rate of
$25 per acre. Members of the farm co-op
and one of the two farm associations are
working five- and ten-acre plots south of
Marsh Harbour. This is a fraction of the
20,000 acres cleared in 1966 for sugar
cane. North of Treasure Cay similar plots
have been spoken for and are being tilled
by farmers in the north. They have formed
another association to improve their odds
While these new farm lands are being
prepared for crops, another group is learn-
ing food processing techniques. This group
is presently contributing to Abaco Central
High School for the use of their stoves
in the Home Economics classroom. Pre-
serves, pepper sauces and other products
are prepared, bottled, labeled and are now
available in local shops.
Many of the locally grown vegetables
are available in our grocery stores, al-
though this is not well known. Being local-
ly grown shortens the delivery cycle which
means produce can be harvested closer to
the peak ripening time. This yields fresher,
Marketing remains a major challenge
for the farmers as store managers want to
know there is a consistent supply of qual-
ity produce. Ordering from the wholesale
outlets in Florida is a straightforward but
slower process with shipping, handling and
As our 100 or more farmers become
producers, they must coordinate with their
wholesale customers, the store managers.
This will result in farmers staggering their
planting schedule to have a continuous sup-
ply available. As the system matures, sup-
ply will be driven by demand and prices.
Some farmers may get discouraged by
the work required and drop out. However,
with this large initial response and encour-
agement by BAIC and the Ministry of Ag-
riculture, we expect to see tangible on our
tables from those who persevere.
The Agricultural Exposition provided
an important first step in linking the farm-
ers with consumers, their end customers.
The displays at the BAIC site gave the
farmers insight on how they must present
their produce and the public learned that
more is produced here than just tomatoes
Produce sales at the two-day exposition
may not have met the expectations of the
farmers, but the attending public was edu-
cated in the extent of what is being pro-
We look forward to this site hosting the
farmers and their fresh crops. Our farm-
ing efforts can only improve with time,
and this market site should give farmers
encouragement and satisfaction by those
consuming their produce. The consuming
community will watch the progress of our
agriculture with renewed interest.
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I would like to compliment the Port's
Boat Licence Department.
Last month I renewed my boat licence
in five minutes. While the lady was typ-
ing, the gentleman looked up the file, etc.
I was given a slip of paper to pay. While
doing so, they had the card signed and I
I had the pleasure of attending the open-
ing of Auskell Surgical Center this past
Saturday, 17th April 2010. Some of the
attendees included Senior Administrator
Cephas Cooper, his Deputy Whelma Cole-
brook, Office Administrator Ruth Flow-
ers, a strong contingent of doctors from
Grand Bahama and Nassau including Doc-
tors Charite, Biney, Lundy, Ash, Bodie,
Farquharson and Williams as well as the
competent staff of the Auskell family pa-
tients, family, friends and well wishers.
As Angie Collie, part owner and manag-
er, shared her vision of the Auskell medi-
cal project, I could not help but remem-
ber when our small island community had
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our own Angie, in addition to the private
medical offices and the government clinic,
we have a privately run general medical
clinic which can boast a full slate of medi-
cal specialists who can treat Abaconians,
second home residents and visitors for just
about any illness or provide them with
I find it mind blowing that now we have
a facility where, locally for the first time,
mothers can give birth to babies (naturally
or by C-section), dialysis patients will soon
be able to receive treatment, circumcision
can be performed and minor orthope-
dic surgeries can be conducted. What an
To all Abaconians, second home resi-
dents, visitors: I encourage you to visit
the new facility and you, too, will be im-
To Angie, Dr. Charite and the Auskell
family: You have come a long way. Keep
up the good work and be encouraged!
Faron Y. Newbold, Deputy Chairman
Dundas Town Local Gov. Committee
A letter to the
Would you print the following letter ad-
dressed to Mr. Hubert Ingraham.
I am a concerned Bahamian and would
like to know why you feel like you have
the right to force the Haitians on us. We
want them off the Key Tract. You do not
own it. So you think you have the right to
put them on us. And you gave them the
right to steal land that is not yours. If you
want them so much, let them live on your
land. Here we are forced to be awake all
night with loud music. And now they are
putting trash on my land.
By the way I have papers for my land
since 1981. What do you have to show for
the land you gave the Haitians? I would not
vote for you any more and plenty others
feel the same.
A concerned Bahamian
I wish to respond to a letter from Clint
Kemp which appeared in The Abaconian
of April 1, 2010. For the record, I don't
know Mr. Kemp from Adam, so my dis-
agreement with his opinions can hardly be
seen as personal. I actually intended to of-
fer this letter for publication in your last
issue, but that issue came out a few days
early, and therefore I missed the deadline.
Hopefully, this is a case where it's better
being late than not ever getting published.
Mr. Kemp opened with a reference to
the motion picture Avatar and stated that
he wondered if we weren't already living
in the days portrayed in the movie.
First off, while the box office sensation
Avatar was a smashing success and a very
enjoyable movie to watch, it was so politi-
cally rife with a decidedly liberal slant that
it is no wonder at all to me that the global
environmental movement and especially
the very liberal members thereof would
welcome it with open arms. Having said
that, allow me to say again that if one is
able to set aside the involvement of the
political message, it is a very nice film.
Mr. Kemp goes on to explain how he
left his pastoral calling after a long com-
mitment thereto, and is now very involved
in the environmental movement in The Ba-
hamas. I commend him and others of his
ilk for his and their concern for our envi-
ronment and I hope that there can be made
some progress in the protection of it. But
quite frankly, the intention of committed
environmentalists is to control every aspect
therein and to entice or force our gov-
ernment to enact legislation that will not
only accomplish the job of protecting the
environment, but will make our interaction
therewith a bloody nightmare. Remember
In every situation of the public's interac-
tion with the various governmental agen-
cies, there is always a way to ensure that
there is a balance whereby the public is
not overly frustrated and the government
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Letters From Page 8
gets its due. We know, of course, that is
never the case, and we still hear on a regu-
lar basis how angry many people become
because they had to go to a particular gov-
ernmental office to apply for some license
or the other, only to be so frustrated that
they nearly gave up on the whole unfortu-
Back to the turtles. Surely the govern-
ment realized that its ruling on that matter
was over zealous. In what I believe was a
bid to appease the environmentalists, they
not only took steps to protect the turtles,
they went overboard and forbade us as Ba-
hamians who have been eating turtle for
generation after generation to even go out
and get one anymore. Yes, I can see where
the process of catching and killing turtles
would be a rather unpleasant scenario for
many people, but the fact is we are Baha-
mians. I myself am not that crazy about
turtle, but we have lived off the sea since
we arrived in these islands and my people
have been here for hundreds of years and
to think that the johnny-come-lately envi-
ronmentalists have taken that right away
from us is disturbing. There was a happy
medium to be struck, but alas our govern-
I wish to take this opportunity to warn
Bahamians that they must stay vigilant.
Although extreme environmentalists are a
small minority amongst us, the movement
has gone from a genuinely motivated entity
to a politically powerful lobby. It's the tur-
tles now, but tomorrow you won't be able
to cut down a poisonwood tree on your
own private land without a permit from the
government! Sounds funny, doesn't it? It is
however fact in certain areas of the United
States that you need permits to do almost
any and everything on your own land.
I realize that I will be laughed off by the
environmentalists. That's to be expected.
However, I implore you, my fellow Baha-
mians, to watch their progress carefully.
We live in a global community now where
even our government whoever they may
be at any given time in history will be
pressured into regulating to the max all
things concerned with environmental con-
siderations in a bid to qualify for the many
billions of dollars that developed nations of
the world have been asked to commit to the
new Global Environmental Government
that is at this very moment in the making.
Questions: How are the members of this
new global, environmental initiative sup-
posed to contribute the many billions of
dollars being requested when the whole
world is supposedly in a huge recession?
And aren't there more important issues at
hand, such as world hunger; AIDS in Af-
rica; genocides that seem to happen every
several years; child slavery; and last but
certainly not least, the imprisonment of
Christians in several nations around the
world for no other reason other than being
a Christian? Oh, that's right, Christianity
is not so much in vogue these days, and the
earth is actually our spiritual mother. Oh,
Lord, have mercy on us!
Thank you for the space in your col-
umn, and please include the following info
in this letter because newspapers are hard
to come by at times here on Abaco, and I
would hate to think that I missed an oppor-
tunity to debate my position with anybody:
My email address: rockhoppin@gmail.
com Also, you can find me Billy Boom-
bastic Roberts on Facebook.
So, a summary is in order.
Do I believe the environment needs pro-
tecting? Of course, it does. But I also be-
lieve there are those who do not wish to
find the happy medium for all but are rath-
er intent upon forcing their opinions into
law. In a true democracy, "the people's"
voice should be heard on all issues that af-
fect their day-to-day lives. A government,
no matter how in tune to the people's wish-
es they may feel they are, cannot possibly
know what the desire is of the majority at
all times. It is my belief that if the govern-
ment were to offer the decision to ban tur-
tle catching to the public, the ruling would
William (Billy) Roberts
Appeal for all to pre-
serve our environment
To the Editor:
It has recently come to my attention that
an individual has removed coral from the
beach at the North End of Elbow Cay be-
low the high water mark. He accomplished
this by use of a bulldozer and left quite a
I write of this incident because it serves
as an example of the way in which resi-
dents of The Bahamas and developers often
choose to destroy the natural environment
for their own benefit with little regard for
the consequences to "the greater good."
In this particular case the natural environ-
ment that he chose to destroy was not on
his land but belonged to The Bahamas gov-
ernment as it was clearly below the high
As I understand it there is a statute in
place that says that destruction of a beach
area without a permit is a government of-
fense with a substantial financial penalty.
However, it is also my understanding that
it is difficult to enforce this penalty as the
government is overwhelmed with more se-
Since the government cannot fine these
people, it is the work of each of us to bring
awareness to each offender of the major
destruction that they are enacting. It is the
responsibility of each of us to voice our
outrage at their self interest. These islands
have remained untouched for centuries.
Our challenge is to fight to preserve them
without totally inhibiting growth and de-
velopment in a sensitive way. Friends of
the Environment has done an amazing job
of enacting educational programs to raise
awareness of a sustainable way of living
on these lands. But they cannot do it alone.
It takes a concerned citizenry to help them
spread the word and advocate for better
protection of our natural resources before
they are all destroyed.
We built a home on Elbow Cay because
of its natural beauty and pristine environ-
ment. We chose Elbow Cay so that our 14
grandchildren might get to experience the
wonder of this unique and unspoiled place.
It has touched each of them. There is no
place that they or we would rather be!
However, since we have built this home
we have witnessed the destruction and near
destruction of the place that we all love.
Only last year a grove of 100-year-old
buttonwoods was destroyed on the adjoin-
ing lot to ours because the owner did not
like them and wanted to replace them with
Just last night the Hope Town Coun-
cil courageously voted down a develop-
ment that would have profoundly altered
this amazing island. And I was delighted
to learn that BEC is no longer consider-
ing Bunker C fuel for its new power plant
in Wilson City, due to the voices of over
1,000 concerned citizens.
These are terrific accomplishments
in the quest for preservation of the very
things that make this area of The Bahamas
unique. Let us all continue these efforts to
preserve the very things that we all love
about this place.
Susan Maxman, FAIA
Response to a
Letter to Editor
Recently there was a letter to the edi-
tor regarding a visitor to Abaco stating that
they were unable to find a salon that cuts
Caucasian hair. In fact, the letter went on
to say that the one salon they found did not
accommodate them. This was most disap-
pointing to the stylists at Hair, Body, and
Soul who would like to respond to this arti-
cle because the beauticians do cut and style
all hair types as they are a unisex salon.
This Salon is located on Forest Drive
behind the K & S Service Center. The sa-
lon is open from 9 a.m. 5 p.m. on Mon-
day through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
on Friday and Saturdays. They do regret
that those visitors were not able to find this
location and hope that this does not happen
again. The salon can be contacted by call-
Call for a
As a parent of a child of an Abaco high
school, I have seen the unfair treatment of
students by the school principal. In fact,
when a big fight took place late last year
and many of those boys were put out of
school, this was unfair to many of them as
their names were falsely called, and they
were accused of fighting when they did
not. In fact, some of the students who are
guilty of causing problems at this school
are pets of the principal, the guidance
counselor and others.
This is wrong and for this reason a pe-
tition was prepared to obtain signatures
to have the principal removed from this
school. I do not believe that she is the right
principal for this school, and she is making
a lot of the children hate her.
If a student does something wrong or
disobeys the school rules, a course of ac-
tion should be taken. But the principal is
quick to put children out of school when
they make a mistake, have on the wrong
color socks or shoes or is missing some
other item. There is no grace or warnings
issued to students so that they can have time
to correct their behavior. It seems as if she
has forgotten her human side and that par-
ents are not able to replace shoes or buy all
items a child may need for school. Instead
of sending a note home to the parent, the
principal puts the children out of school.
An incident took place recently involv-
ing a few males at the school. Several of
the boys were never problems before but
were being bullied by a student. A scuffle
developed and the instigator was beaten for
his attack. Instead of this boy being sus-
pended along with the other few boys, he
was kept in school.
At a meeting held at the school on April
19th, I along with the others present lis-
tened to the principal, it was clear that she
loves this bully. It is unclear what this boy
has done for her, but she praised him and
reported only on one side of the story his
side. The other students did not have a
side. This is wrong. The principal is not
an impartial principal at all; instead she
has favorites and makes it clear that only
the words of those she deems worthy will
stand where witnesses are concerned. As I
sat in that meeting, my heart bled for those
young men whose lives she was so ready to
quickly throw away.
Is this what education in this Bahamas
has come to? Is there no longer a period
of innocence before one is pronounced as
guilty? Is it all right for a student to be
bullied by others and not defend him or
herself when approached to fight? What is
a student to do in a case like this? I am
heartbroken that as a parent my child is
no longer safe from bullies at school. I am
aware that children will be children, but
my innocent child who is quiet and likes
to be by himself or with a select group of
persons should not be made a target for
I appeal to the Minister of Education and
the Prime Minister of the Bahamas (and my
Member of Parliament for North Abaco)
to please send this large high school a fair
principal, one who looks beyond national-
ity, beyond color, beyond race and beyond
academic ability; one who is prepared to
give all children a chance to thrive and to
learn in a safe school environment.
There are a lot of smart intelligent chil-
dren at this school and great teachers. But
as a parent who speaks for many others,
we are not pleased with the way the princi-
pal runs this school and treats our children.
I do not want my child or any other child
to be scarred by such an experience. So I
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Central Abaco News
Tourism hosts private pilots' association fly-in International Home 3rd from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. everyday. The
show has a wide selection of items to sell
By Timothy Roberts in personal aviation aircraft and has been Trade Show is open including multi-purpose knives, profes-
An aviation group including airplane pi- around since 1984 with planes that are de-
By Samantha V. Evans sional rulers that can improve children's
lots, family and friends were introduced to signed for the comfort and ease of use of y aantha ans siona rus tt cn children's
Abaco has the rare opportunity to host handwriting, bone density tests, choppers,
Abaco during a weekend fly-in from April a luxury car.
Abaco during a weekend fly-in from April a luxy cr. the International Home Trade Show and pillows, corsets, grills, 50-foot hoses, jew-
9-11, enjoying a three-day stay at the Aba- The Ministry of Tourism welcomed the
o Beach Resort. pilots at Cheroee A iaion's FO, the according to Michael Martinez, spokesper- elry, tile cutters, generators, non-stick fry-
co Beach Resort. pilots at Cherokee Aviation's FBO, then .
S g p o t C son for the group, it is like a mini-mall as ing pans, novelty products, beauty items
The group, part of the Cirrus Owners hosted a dinner party for the group at Ab- p i o i .
it has over 100 new products that cater to and a large variety of household items.
and Pilots Association, flew to Abaco as aco Beach Resort. Mr. Greg Rolle, Chief it ha o 1 n prodcs ha cae o and a lage vaie o hosehol item.
the needs of all professions and ages. The On one evening Michael had his team
part of a program sponsored by the Minis- Aviation Specialist with Tourism in Fort the nees o a oessns an as. he O one ee in Miche h his tem
show has been to Nassau several times and demonstrate some of the items including
try of Tourism that introduces pilots to the Lauderdale, is working to increase private a s s m
islands of The Bahamas. pilot traffic to the islands through market- travels all around the world selling items the suction pump that can unclog any toi-
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fly-in, says the group has been making a Mr. Rolle said that despite more strin- r o
far away as Germany. onstrating the use of the non-stick frying
yearly trip to different locations in The Ba- gent policies enforced on aviation by the fr ermn ontr g t he non-stick frying
Before coming here, the group got all pans. More than 20 vendors are a part of
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cluding Jus' Us, Wesley College School,
New Direction Band from Treasure Cay,
Genesis Band from Central Abaco, Es-
tin Sawyer, Impact Band, Arthur Moxey
and Joseph Davis, Eugene Davis and, of
course, the ever popular Royal Bahamas
Police Force Pop and Marching Bands.
The Marching Band, parading along Don
MacKay Boulevard, drew a large crowd
as always to enjoy its uniformed splendour
and listen to its lively music while watch-
ing the precision marching displays and
enjoying a special treat performed by the
No Bahamian event is ever complete
without something to satisfy the appetite
and there was no shortage of tasty foods at
the expo. A total of eight stalls provided a
selection of all the Bahamian goodies from
conch fritters to a full meal.
The hardworking committee, having
organized such a worthwhile and success-
ful event, should have been truly gratified
at the results of all its labour, and I am
sure all of the farmers, artisans and fisher-
men are looking forward to Expo Number
Two along with the community who not
only thoroughly enjoyed the event but also
learned a great deal about agribusiness.
Expo Opening From 5
hotels with locally produced foods, deco-
rative items and furniture which will have
a multitude of benefits. "We are not yet all
we could, might or should be."
Commenting on Abaco in particular,
Mr. Ingraham stated that this island is
blessed with the natural resources for pro-
ducing food and that we can produce a lot
more than we are presently producing. He
stated that he was pleased with the large
number of students attending the expo
Shelley Austin, our own well known Mis-
tress of Ceremonies at many events, en-
tertained the crowd watching the Royal
Bahamas Police Band as she mimicked
them, then danced with the Band master.
The crowd loved her performance.
from Abaco schools and was honored to
declare the first All Abaco Agribusiness
Mr. Ingraham, Mr. Cartwright and Mr.
Key were each presented with a gift basket
which included a variety of items such as
jams, jellies and sauces, all of which were
made on Abaco.
Following the opening ceremony, the
Prime Minister and other dignitaries offi-
cially toured the expo booths, chatting with
the farmers and artisans.
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Mlay 1, 2010
Page 12 Section A The Abaconian
AT BOAT HARBOUR
0) Entertainment Capital of the Abacos!
Mother's Day Talent Showcase
Grande Buffet Join the staff of Abaco Beach Resort and
Abaco Beat at Bt H r Stephen Colebrook in showing off your
1;? Abaco Beach Resort at Boat Harbour ,
Abo Ba R t at Ba entertaining talents every Thursday in
c invites you to join us for a spectacular nglets eer u a
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SD B starting at 8 pm Until...?
I Split Pea Soup Japanese Friday Night
Seasonal Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette
Entrees Sushi Fever
PRoasted Beef Sirloin (Carved) Enjoy a variety of Sushi rolls every Friday
Guava Stuffed Chicken Breast night in Anglers Restaurant
with Mango Glaze from 6 pm 10 pm
Almond Crusted Grouper Fillet
with Coconut, Lime Sauce Rake n' Scrape
OmeSides Dance the night away at our Pool Bar every
SPs Ride Friday night to the upbeat sounds of
SMacaroni & Cheese "Brown Tip" starting at 8:30 pm.
PotMacaroni & Cheese Saa
SGePotato Salad "Prime Time" Night
-Green Bean Casserole
Steamed Asparagus Enjoy a mouthwatering Prime Rib dinner
SRolls and Butter with friends and family.....every Saturday night
Dessert Display Anglers Restaurant 6 pm 10 pm
$32.95 per adult and $15.95 per child, Live music by "Stephen Colebrook."
Advance reservations are recommended. Calypso Night
Featuring contemporary piano music with Join us every Saturday night by the Pool Bar
rich soulful vocals, we invite you to enjoy for live Calypso music by "Clint Sawyer"
the collected works of pianist and vocalist starting at 8:30pm.
Stephen Colebrook from 12 noon to 3 pm
I Karaoke Stephen Colebrook
K Enjoy the contemporary piano music and
Come and show off your vocal talents rich soulful vocals of the wonderful
A every Tuesday night "Stephen Colebrook" performing in
by the Pool Bar starting at 8 pm. Anglers Restaurant
Country and Western Wednesday Sunday 6:30pm until...?,
S Country and Western at the Pool Bar
Come and enjoy our savory, mouth-watering Thursday Saturday 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Country & Western themed family-style and during our Gospel Sunday Lunch
dinner every Wednesday night 1 pm to 3 pm
from 6 pm 10 pm
1 Live music by "Stephen Colebrook"
b For more information on any of the upcoming events, please call 367-2158
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IKREAUK E LAY #2/87
FINAL APPROACH CANALFRONT 5 bed 4
bath beautiful huge 5,500 sq.ft. family home
with 100' dock on 5 lots. US$1,990,000.
TREASURE CAY #4969
TREASURED TIMES BEST PRICED CANALFRONT
HOME IN TREASURE CAY Fully furnished 3 bed 3 bath
on 90 ft. of canal. Fully serviced dock. US$1,200,000.
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The Sumner Estate consists of two continuous parcels of prime property that are being sold together for the lucky Developer. The first parcel is 8.66 acres
with 1,014.63 feet of water frontage on InnerWhite Sound. The second parcel consists of 54.384 acres and 1.548 acres reserved for road reservations. Total
water frontage on 3 different bodies of water: Pimlin Bay, Sea of Abaco and Inner White Sound is approximately 6,088 feet Great elevations, 360 degree views,
protected harbours and beautiful beaches. Call Stan Sawyer at 242.577.0298, Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com
TREASURE CAY #5118
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spacious 3,4 & 5 bed condos. Firsty-rate rentals. Great prices.
Call for deal of the day!
TREASURE CAY #5116
TREASURE CAT BEACHFRONT HOME 3 bed 3 bath
on Private Multi-Family lot with 130ft' of beachfront,.
Like no other. Must see. US$850,000.
TREASURE CAY #2516
SEA VIEWS CROSSWINDS Best price in
neighbourhood, 2,800 sq.ft. 4 bed/3 bath home.
Large lot. Backup generator. $710,000.
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TREASURE CAY #3897
PAPI'S PALACE Great value home on TC beach.
Furnished, new 3 bed 2 bath
Excellent for rentals.
2 storey home.
TREASURE CAY #5114
TREASURE CAY BEACH TOWNHOSE Beach & ocean views,
from this end unit, setback 200ft off main Treasure Cay beach.
2 bed 1.5 baths. Great price and location! US$389,000.
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GREEN TURTLE CAY #4936 TREASURE CAY #5402
GILLIAM BAY ESTATE BEACHFRONT 1.7 acres. Best ATLANTIS 2207 CANAL FRONT CONDOMINIUM
price on Green Turtle Cay Beach. Highly desirable Two storey comfortable 2 bed 2 bath with dock
neighbourhood. Existing 2 bed home. US$800,000. and garage. Pool. Great views. $465,000.
GUANA CAY #4964
BELLA VITA BEACHFRONT 3 bed 3 bath home
plus 5 extra lots. Snorkeling outside your door,
short walk to amenities. US$2,250,000.
GUANA CAY #5350
PANORAMIC ORCHID BAY- Enjoy panormaic views.
Luxury 5 bed 4.5 bath on 4 acres. Highest point in Orchid
Bay. Patio & pool for private sunbathing. US$2,250,000.
GUANA CAY #5351
BAREFOOT COTTAGE -WATERFRONT ORCHID BAY 5 bed
3 bath home. Access to pool, tennis & beach. Fishing,
snorkeling off private 65' dock. US$1,550,000.
Jane Patterson Stan Sawyer BillAlbury
Estate Agent Estate Agent Estate Agent
t242.366.0035 t242.577.0298 t242.367.5046
GUANA CAY #5337
YELLOWTAIL COTTAGE WATERFRONT ORCHID BAY
Best value on the market; 1/4 acre with SOft dock;
Club amenities; excellent rental opportunity!$585,000.
Lydia Bodamer ChristopherAlbury
Estate Agent Estate Agent
LITTLE HARBOUR #5281
OceNViEvs from 3 bed 2 bath home perched high above sea
level with beach access. Near Pete's Pub. US$450,000.
Also 2 bed 2 bath cottage available. US$250,000.
Head Office, Nassau 242.322.2305
Marsh Harbour 242.367.5046
Treasure Cay 242.577.0298
Hope Town 242.366.0163
Elbow Cay 242.366.0035
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May 1st, 2010
Page 14 Section A The Abaconian
May 1, 2010
More Central Abaco News
The meeting was held at Central Abaco them to be people of integrity as they grow planet, Bernadette Hall and Abaco Gro-
Central From Page 10 Primary School followed by the training, and to not allow their ethical standards to series in Marsh Harbour ran a promotion
they are looking to partner with local peo- Present for the meeting and training was be compromised at any cost. The distribu- at the store. The goal of this promotion
ple who are interested in selling the items executive present Dr. Karen Johnson from tors were able to meet all of the other per- was to raise awareness of the variety of
locally. While here, they plan to meet with South Carolina to conduct the training. Dr. sons on the island who are a part of the eco-friendly products now on the market.
a few prospects. Johnson is responsible for opening the Ba- business. Refreshments were served dur- Earth Day falls within Coastal Awareness
Training Held for Ardyss hamas' market. ing the session. month and this year's motto is I care, do
The training was very informative as Earth Day Promotion you?
International Distributors many persons in the company just became y Ms. Hall is certainly doing her best to
By Samantha V. Evans a part of it in January. It focused on ben- at Abaco Groceries get the people of Abaco to care about their
April 23rd was a historic one for lo- efits of the company, compensation plan, By Jennifer Hudson environment. "I want people to remem-
cal distributors of Ardyss International, a measuring for various garments and natu- April 22 this year marked the 40th an- ber that there is only one earth and that
company that focuses on health and well- ral benefits of health care items. Dr. John- niversary of Earth Day. To encourage
ness and provides a lucrative compensa- son told them to identify the main reasons people to protect the environment and the Please see Central Page 15
tion plan that allows people an opportu- they enrolled in the business and let those
nity to improve their financial situation. goals keep them focused. She reminded
Work progresses on airport taxiway
The new runway at
S the Marsh Harbour
-- Rhas now been in use
for several months
but in the absence of
a usable taxiway, pi-
lots have had to use
the new runway for
'a togl,, This proce-
dure will soon come
to an end as a new
taxiway is pw i'vril'
under construction. This new taxiway is being rehabilitated from the previous runway
which is no longer in use. The taxi way will measure 6,100 feet in length by 50 feet
in width. The project is being undertaken by Bahamas Hot Mix, the same company
responsible for the construction of the new runway last year. Harlin Johnson, Abaco's Earth Day was on April 22, the 40th anniversary of this special day, that brings attention
Manager for Bahamas Hot Mix, explained the process being used with rock and sand to the need to preserve our environment. Bernadette Hall and Abaco Groceries promoted
imported from Freeport where it is mined. When all of this has been completed, Baha- the use of "green" products that are available at Abaco Groceries. These products are
mas Hot Mix will place solar lights along the taxiway. The project began on April 1 and not so damaging to our environment as normal cleaning supplies. She is speaking to
was expected to be completed by April 20th, weather permitting. Levaughn Albury.
5 Year Warranty The Outboard ShoD
Discounted Pricing 242.367.2703
The Outboard Shop Marsh Harbour 242.367.2703
Sea Horse Marine Hope Town 242.366.0023
Roberts Marine Green Turtle Cay 242.365.4249
Sunset Marine Green Turtle Cay 242.365.4634
Harold's Marine Treasure Cay 242.365.8556
Island Marine Parrot Cay 242.366.0282
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The Abaconian Section A Page 15
SMore Central Abaco NewsI
Central From Page 74
we must do our best to preserve it," she
stated, then asked the question; "Have you
given any thought to what you buy?" She
wants to get the message across that people
can make a difference in the grocery store.
Ms. Hall had a table outside Abaco
Groceries showing a variety of eco-friend-
ly products available in the store so that
before people entered the store she could
tell them about the advantages of these
products and encourage them to purchase
some. She praised Ian Roberts, owner of
the store, for reducing waste by selling
many of his products in bulk, selling the
eco-friendly cleaning products and promot-
ing local growers by selling locally grown,
Since Ms. Hall herself uses all of the
products, she was able to tell customers
firsthand of their effectiveness and advan-
tages. The products included Green Works
All Natural Cleaner and refills, liquid dish
soap, Simple Green All Purpose cleaner,
dishwasher detergent and Ecos Laundry
detergent. All of these products compare
very favorably in price with regular brands
and in most cases I noted them to be actu-
ally less expensive.
Recyclable cups and other biodegrad-
able containers were being promoted but
it is unfortunate that at present Styrofoam,
which is very harmful to the environment,
still carries less duty than the eco friendly
materials. Energy-smart light bulbs which
are great energy savers are on sale.
The Ministry of Tourism has been pro-
moting Coastal Awareness month nation-
wide for the past six years and this is the
fifth year that Abaco has participated.
Ms. Hall is the volunteer coordinator for
Abaco. She is passionate about preserving
the environment and runs her own business
that includes a business encouraging recy-
cling to reduce the impact of solid waste on
our beautiful environment.
What can be recycled?
* Aluminium cans, preferably crushed or
* Glass bottles (Kalik, Heineken, Guin-
* Batteries (car, boat or golf cart)
Put your bottles and crushed cans in a
bag and drop them off at your local depot.
Batteries may also be taken to a depot.
* It reduces the amount of waste in our
landfill, on our streets and in our waters
* Saves money and energy
* Creates more jobs
What not to recycle
* Wine bottles, plastic bottles and no other
beer brands than specified
Recycling depots can be found in Marsh
Harbour, Hope Town, Guana Cay, Scot-
land Cay, Green Turtle Cay, Cherokee
Sound, Casuarina Point, Man-O-War Cay,
Treasure Cay, Sandy Point and Cooper's
There is now a new "green" acronym
RAD for Responsible Appliance Dispos-
al for the recycling of large appliances
such as air conditioners, refrigerators and
stoves. For more information on recycling
or to organize pick up, call Ms. Hall at
367-0699 or Friends of the Environment
Haitian Flag Day will
aid earthquake victims
By Luzena Dumercy,
The second annual Haitian Flag Day
Celebration will be held on May 15 at the
Farmers' Marketplace in Marsh Harbour
adjacent to the Anglican Church from 6
p.m. to 12 midnight. The parade will be
from 5:30 p.m. starting from the Abaco
Hardware to the park. This year the Flag
Day Celebration will be in aid of the earth-
quake victims in Haiti.
According to official estimates, 222,570
people killed, 300,000 injured, 1.3 million
displaced, 97,294 houses destroyed and
188,383 damaged in the Port-au-Prince
area in January and in much of southern
Haiti. We will be working with the Red
Cross, the Rotary Club and other service
organizations to make sure that the money
raised from this event assists with build-
ing supplies, tents and other much needed
items. We will be accepting a $2 donations
from everyone that attends the event.
Flag Day commemorates the history
and the importance of Haiti's struggle,
glory and saga. This year it is even more
important due to the earthquake. Haiti
needs all of our help now. Haitians are
a strong, resilient and proud people, and
they showed these traits; even through di-
saster they can find joy. This Flag Day,
we will highlight this spirit.
Flag Day will be a fun-filled event with
many activities. There will be Creole mu-
sic, popular Haitian dishes, Caribbean
food dishes, theatrical stage plays, skits,
dancing, children's fun activities, sport-
ing events and much more in a wholesome
family environment. All races and nation-
alities are invited.
We greatly appreciate your assistance
and support. Thank you in advance for
your cooperation. For further information
contact me at 366-2925 (W) or 1-242-525-
YEOllW AIR TAXI
Where can YEllOW take youP
and Treasure Cay
each way plus taxes
7 ticket purchase)
Fare available on new bookings for a limited time
on every seat and every flight
* Track Lighting
* Exit Lights
" Emergency Lights
Lee Wagener Blvd. tp
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Dn OMMC MW Blvd nexttoWo YoMCA uFurniur
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Groceries Toiletries Souvenirs
Serving New plymouth and the entire
Green Turtle Cay Area
Fresh Fruits & Vegetables
Dry and Canned Goods
FAST EFFICIENT SERVICE
Located Near Town Dock, New Plymouth,
Green Turtle Cay
Tel: (242) 365-4055
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Mlay 1, 2010
Page 16 Section A
May 1, 2010
News of the Cays
Hope Town happenings openings in Hope Town is to be a pole read- The Hope Town Youth Soccer League Hope Town and neighboring islands.
er the latest activities are stapled to the just completed a six-week session and will St. James Methodist Church's.youth
As the lighthouse turns telephone poles around the island and will play their final match on April 25th. Ages group holds Bible studies on Wednesday
By Peggy Thompson keep you informed, for players are 4 -12 years old and often a and youth group on Saturday nights at the
Hope Town Village founded in 1785 is The Writer's Circle is an informal group visitor will be invited to join in. Game day Mission House. Some of the teens are par-
home to the candy-striped, hand-wound that meets every Thursday from 10 a.m. is exciting as parents are invited so it is a ticipating in Teen Challenge and will be
Elbow Cay Reef Lighthouse. This pictur- to 12 p.m. Each participant brings some- gathering for moms and dads as well. heading to West Virginia in July as part of
esque cay is a combination of local Ba- thing they have written and it is shared The Hope Town Sailing Club sponsors a mission trip. Money is being raised by car
hamians, many of whom descended from with the group. The writer can choose sailing series throughout the year and just washes, bake sales and cook-outs. Teens
Wyannie Malone, second homeowners and to be reviewed by fellow writers or not. finished their open invitational races and also offer services like babysitting, yard
boaters. Hopping with activity, this island Sometimes guest authors join the circle and dinghy races. The Optimist sailing pro- work or other odd jobs to help the cause
has a diverse amount of activities as it does share their skills. The group meets from gram began in January and will end with and can be hired by calling 366-0400.
population. There is never a dull moment November to May or June and has even the Homer Lowe Regatta in Marsh Har- Most of the restaurants include happy
in the village, it's cross section of popu- printed a book, The Hope Town Reader. bour on May 8 and 9. The Derek Lee Tro- hours and Cap n' Jacks offers fun nights
lation and the five-mile island is literally You can come once without any material, phy race follows shortly after and at least a
hopping with activities. The poles tell all but then you must bring something you dozen of the youth will be competing from Please see Cays Page 18
- the most sure way to discover the hap- have written.
Sales Team of
Ed& Cindy Newell
James Moir Broker
TREASURE CA Y
Treasure Cay Canal Parcels
Brigantine Bay # 1559 16,108 s/f level, cleared canal
parcel with 164' ofbulk 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 ts 1 &2A, 19,300 s/f
130' bulkheadcfi~t 4 new dock. $499,999.
Galleon Bay # 744 19,256 s/f cleared canal parcel with
68' bulkheaded deep water frontage. Bay. $434,000.
Galleon Bay # 1356 24,73 ~fjgtCTilal front parcel
with 158' ofbrljlw sMdy 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 8deared parcel of
12,500 s/f+/-with 108' of aded deep water canal
frontage. All utility ,lMlable. Quick/easy access to
Sea ofAbaco. $349,950.
Galleon Bay# 1473 Approx. 10,000 s/f canal
parcel, 100'+ of sea-walled protected water frontage. All
utilities available. Easy access to sea. $349,950.
Brigantine Bay # 1498 20,310 s/f canal lot. 126' sea-
walled deep water frontage.Great Views! $322,000.
Brigantine Bay # 1173 & 1174 2 adjacent deep water
canal parcels, each 11,200 s/f, 80' bulk head, 140'
depth. Cleared, all utilities available. EACH $299,950.
Brigantine Bay # 1494 4Ps/f cleared canal parcel
120' deep water bu-taeed frontage. $270,000.
"Ridge Runner" # 1185- 6 bed, 4 bath, 3,100 sq. ft.
furnished home includes house, separate master
suite, guest cottage ),& dock situated on 1.74
elevated acres wit 330' of shoreline. Superb panoramic
water views. $2,390,000.
OrchidBay- Beachfront Parcel 25 #1530 1.173 acre
Atlantic Ocean lot, 130' sandy beach frontage. Excellent
elevations, spectacular ocean views. Orchid Bay
amenities include utilities, marina, restaurant, pool,
tennis courts, beach pavillion, paved roads. $1,695,000.
Dolphin Beach Estates # 1412 Exceptional 20,000 s/f
waterfront parcel on Sea of Abaco with 145' of elevated
rocky shoreline. Utilities available. $549,000.
Atlantic Oceanfront Parcel #746 Approx. 1 acre
residential parcel, 154' elevated shoreline near Orchid
Bay community, great ocean views. $395,000.
"Secret Beach "# 1267/1268 -,ean Front Elevated
Parcels 9A (19,190 s/f lat i6,144 s/f) lots, each
with 100' +/- of Atlaic'cean 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 CA Y
"Paradise Point" # 659 Furnished 3 bed, 2.5 bath,
2,400 s/f waterfront ho -cn im porches & balconies
on 1/2 acre. 193 0ed Sea of Abaco frontage,
Fantastic views. REDUCED TO $499,000.
Beachfront Lot # 7 # 1197 24,710 s/f private & serene
beach parcel with 126' frontage on Sea ofAbaco.
Utilities available. Spectacular sea views. $239,000.
"seaGlas Cottage" # 1237 Charming 2 bed, 2.5
bath, 3 level furnishedj1pbf& oh private 1.20
acres.1,800 *1 _o5',900 s/f decks/patios. 100'
shoreline. New windows & central A/C. $799,000.
"Turtle's Rock" # 1062 3 bedroom. 2. 4ath furnished
home on 1.18 acre parcel vitjl~' i&V each frontage.
Built in 2000, Y DiE e'ar a. $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 tia l f194 s/f parcel
with 91' of pristj.i fa& nf ntage.Utilities
Boiling Hole Parcel # 1022 Total 11 acres sea-to-sea
from Sea of Abaco to bay side. 153' high rocky
shoreline on Sea of Abaco. Magnificent sea of Abaco
views. (Also available in smaller parcels.) $299,500.
Blackwood Waterfront Parcel # 1521 38,514 s/f
parcel with 167' of deep water Sea of Abaco frontage
and highway frontage. Topography well suited for a
marina site. Utilities available $98,500.
Boiling Hole Lots # 1030 2 Sea of Abaco waterfront
parcels on Highway with 73' or 80' rocky shoreline,
utilities available, great sea views. EACH $95,000.
Bahamas Real Estate
Sunset Ridge Community Lots # 570 14 spacious
residential lots from 14,792 s/f to 18,488 s/f. High
elevation, close to Treasure Cay. All utilities available.
Starting at $47,500.
Pelican Shores Harbourfront Home # 1563 5 bed,
4.5 bath, 5,600 sq. ft. tastefully furnished home with
pool & dock. Well maintained, superior quality
construction, many extras. 1 acre+/- landscaped, 115'
water frontage. $3,995,000.
"Sea View" GreatAbaco Club # 1203 3 bed, 2.5
bath, 1,880 s/f furnished sea view home, plus 280 s/f of
open deck on 4,918 s/f parcel. Well maintained, gated
community, great rental income potential. Includes
private deep water dock. $769,000.
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.
Waterftront House (Under Construction) # 1374 -
18,600 s/f sea front parcel, 108' deep water frontage,
plus 50' long boat slip. 3 bed, 3.5 bath, 2,284 s/f home
under construction. Great sea views. $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 water
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. $223,000.
# 1593 10,59, 4 r$lpTJ4I 120' ofbulkheaded
seawall inst il A utilities 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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Ocean Blvd. Beachfront Estate # 1455 -Exceptional 5
bed, 5.5 bath main house, separate 3 car garage and 1 bed,
1 bath guest suite. Total 7,160 s/f under roof. 2.50 acres
with 250' of sandy beachfront. Furnished. $5,725,000.
"Girasole" # 1551- Delightful 4 bed, 4.5 bath elevated
Italian villa style beach home, plus 2 bed, 2 bath separate
guest accommodations. Elegantly furnished, many
upgrades/extras. 45,000 s/f landscaped grounds, 100' +
beach frontage. $4,950,000.
"Argyll House" # 483 Elegaptp furnished, elegant 4
bed, 5.5 bath, 6,900 s/fD4CLlBvd. estate on 1.6
landscaped acres 5%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 #f589 -Newly built 4 bed,
4 bath unfurnished home sfs/f under air, 4,850 s/f
total. Many extra $ fs/f parcel, 91' canal frontage,
lay-along & finger docks, boat lift. $3,200,000.
"Casuarina Beach House" #1512- Ocean Blvd,
furnished 6 bed, 5.5 bath 2 level beach home & efficiency
apt. 6,600 s/f living space, pool, 27,600 s/f parcel, 80'
beach frontage. Excellent rental income. $2,950,000.
"Another World" # 1007- Ocean Blvd. 4 bed, 4.5 bath,
3,500 s/f furnished beach home, pool, patio, garage on
1.2 landscaped acres. Superb rental income. $2,500,000.
"Avalon # 1516 Exceptional 3 bed, 2 bath beach
home. Immaculately maintained, well appointed, 2,500
s/f under roof, 2,200 s/f open & covered patios. 24,440
s/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 CanalHome- #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.
"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.
"Windward Palms # 1454 Splendid 3 bed, 2 bath
furnished Windward Beach home. 2,500 s/f under roof
plus 1,600 s/f patios & wGiCn 6,000 s/f landscaped
parcel with 100' s Oy9each. Meticulously maintained,
Many extras, superior sea views. $1,840,000.
"Seascape", Windward Beach # 1469- 3 bed, 2 bath
2,050 s/f furnished beach home on spacious 26,125 s/f
parcel with 120' sandy beach. $1,379,000.
"Pilot House"- Rock Point # 1380 2 level, 3 bed, 3
bath furnished waterfront home at entrance to Treasure
Cay harbour. 3,314 s/f under roof on 18,800 s/f parcel.
Boat/plane ramp to sea. Great sea views. $1,160,000.
"Dolphin Watch "-Galleon Bay -# 1534 3 bed, 3.5
bath furnished home (including 2 bed, 2 bath guest
cottage). Total 2,800 s/f living space. 18,000 s/f parcel,
74' bulkheaded canal frontage with dock. $999,999.
"Windover", Brigantine Bay # 1507- 3 bed,2 bath,
1,750 s/fbi-level elegapl J-nished canal home, plus
garage on 10,400 s/ftropically landscaped parcel. 80'
bulkheaded canal frontage with private dock. $995,000.
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"Laguna" Galleon Bay 3 bed, 2 bath, single
storey, 1,550 s/fcgClW e, furnished, landscaped lot,
carport, garage, ep water dock, boat lift. $899,000.
Treasure House # 11 # 1592 rightful 2 bed, 2 bath
comfortably furnished 1 0 -PYTopsider style
beachside villa. Co 9nhity 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.
"ToadHall" # 1373 5 bed/4 bath, 4,000 s/f, 2 level
Ocean Blvd. furnished oer iew home includes 1
bed/1 bath apartnl )o 2 adjoining parcels totaling
22,500 s/f. Privte beach access. $499,000.
St. Andrews Estates # 1500 2,387 s/f 3 bed, 2 bath
furnished home on 13,000 s/f parcel adjacent to golf
Royal Poinciana Beachfront Condos -Phase 4
# 716) Premier 3 level, 3 bed, 4.5 bath, plus loft newly
built condos on Treasure Cay Beach. 2,860 s/f under
roof, attached garage. 644 s/f covered/open
OWNER FINANCING AVAILABLE! $1,995,000.
Bahama Beach Club 2020- # 1139 3 bed, 2 bath,
1,650 s/f 2nd level beachfront condo, Stunningly
furnished, elegantly decorated. Superior beach &
ocean views. $1,035,000.
Bahama Beach Club 2046 # 1009 3 bed, 3 bath, 2nd
level Phase 5, 2nd level, 1, 59Q'living space condo,
closest to beach, tasre contemporary furnishings,
unparalleled sea *beach views. $999,999.
Bahama Beach Club 2047- # 1468 3 bed, 3 bath,
ground level Phase 5 unit, 1,750 s/f living space condo,
close to beach, tastefully furnished, numerous upgrades
& enhancements. Superb sea views. $950,000.
Bahama Beach Club 2032 # 1525 3 bed, 2 bath, 2nd
level, 1,650 s/f furnushed beach condo, excellent sea &
beachviews. Club amenities. $865,000.
Atlantis Condo 2112 -# 929- 4 bed, 4 bath 2,000 s/f2
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 # 2005- # 1370- 3 bed, 2 bath
ground level 1,645 s/f comfortably furnished condo.
Awesome sea views from most rooms Overlooks beach
and pool. Great vacation residence. $822,000.
Bahama Beach Club # 2014 #1478 3 bed, 2 bath,
1,645 s/f 2nd level furnished beachfront condo. Great
sea & beach views. Well manicured grounds, club
amenities. Exceptionally priced at $805,000.
RoyalPoinciana # 2511 # 1483 Deluxe 2 bed, 2 bath
ground level furnished 1,300 s/f beachfront condo. Well
maintained. Great sea views, excellent rental income
Royal Palm Condo #2424 # 1399 3 bed, 3 bath,
(including loft) 2nd level, 1,264 s/f furnished condo
overlooking harbour & marina. Well maintained, near
beach, excellent rental income potential. $549,000.
RoyalPalm Condo # 2420 # 1546 3 bed, 3 bath,
(including loft) 2nd level, 1,264 s/f furnished condo.
Great harbour & marina views. Well maintained, near
beach, excellent rental income potential. $549,000.
Beach Villa 507 # 782 Newly renovated, 2 bed, 2 bath
1,150 s/f villa, plus 592 s/f patios. Tastefully furnished.
Many extras. Close to beach, marina, $490,000.
SandDollar Condo # 7- #1456 2 bed, 2 bath, 1,000
s/f ground level furnishe lgehfront condo. Wel
maintained, suae& iwews, community pool. Best
Value! Priced t sell. $485,000.
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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/f furnished waterfront unit, includes fully
serviced boat slip & golf cart garage. Overlooks
Brigantine Bay, Near beach. $465,000.
Atlantis Condo #2201 # 1175 2 bed, 2 bath, 1,000 s/f,
2nd level furnished waterfront condo. Recently renovated,
well maintained. Includes storage garage & private boat
slip/dock. Near beach. $460,000.
Atlantis Condo # 2115- #1602 2 bed, 2 bath 950 s/f
ground level furnished condo overlooking Brigantine Bay
canal. Includes boat slip & golf cart garage. $459,000,
Royal Palm # 2311 # 1573 2 bed, 2 bath 950 s/f
furnished ground level condo overlooking harbour &
marina. Well maintained, excellent condition. Owner
occupied (not a rental unit). Includes boat slip & storage
Royal Palm #2304- # 1472 2 bed, 2 bath, 950 s/f
furnished ground floor level condo overlooking marina.
Includes boat slip. Rental history.
OWNER FINANCING AVAILABLE!!! $403,000.
Mariner's Cove Condominiums:
# 1181 4 bedroom, 3 bath, 2 level, 1,650 s/f furnished harbour
front condo. tastefully refurbished. $649,000.
# 985 2 bed, 2 bath, 2 level harbour front end unit,
Refurbished in 2000 $289,000.
# 655 2 bed, 1 bath condo with marina view $249,000.
Thurston Bay Beachfront Development Acreage 1579 -
108.65 acres located near Treasure Cay community
entrance. Features a c .0,500' sandy beachfront, plus
approx. 800'~la hard rock shoreline. Borders on
Geat Abaco"Wwy. & Treasure Cay Dr. $4,365,000.
Beach & Canal Lot Package #941- Windward Beach lot
of 17,542 s/fwith 100' of beach frontage on Sea ofAbaco,
PLUS Galleon Bay lot of 17,955 s/f wi th approx. 76' of
sea-walled canal frontage. $1,446,000.
Ocean Blvd. Jumbo SizedBeachfront Parcel # 1266 -
Approx. 52,575 s/f parcel (20 acres) with 115' sandy
beach frontage & 460CGFr. Superior building lot. All
utilities available. Fantastic sea views. $1,386,000.
Ocean Blvd. Beachfront Parcel #,60 Splendid
44,600 s/f parcel on Treas each, 75' beach
frontage ofsuge s ige sand. All utilities available.
Spectacular s beach views. $1,350,000.
Beachfront Parcel- Ocean Blvd. # 876 1.5 acres with
100' of beach frontage, on ogfcQcular Treasure Cay
Beach. All utilities a~il~le Gorgeous beach & sea
Superb Beachfront Parcel# 160 Ocean Blvd. level &
cleared beach lot, 12,60B'"c5T9 fabulous sandy beach
frontage. Breath-tang sea views. $1,275,000.
Windward Beach -BeachfrontParcel # 1283 Cleared &
walled 17,542 s/fparcel with 100' of sandy beach.
Sea of Abaco views. All utilities available. $1,024,000.
Windward Beach Beach Parcel # 1470 23,151 s/f parcel
with 101' of stone wall & sandy beach on Sea ofAbaco. All
utilities available. $843,000.
Windward Beach # 817 1/2 acre waterfront parcel
directly on Sea ofAbaco, 124' beach frontage. Newly
installed sea wall. All utilities available. $399,000.
Rock Point 1543 12,000 s/f landscaped level lot. 80'
Sea ofAbaco frontage. All utilities available $262,000.
Ocean Blvd.# 1547/1548 -,JTGand residential level
parcels of 10,805 .O s/f. All utilities available,
public beactfllss. EACH $71,000.
Seagrape Dr. # 1609 8,000 s/f residential lot just 1
block from Treasure Cay Beach. All utilities available.
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Cays From Page 16
like trivia and bingo (donations are raised
for various local charities). Abaco Inn fea-
tures a Cuban night as well as a live music
on Tuesday nights. Check the poles as they
often will do special family day activities.
The Hope Town Harbour Lodge returns
Hope Town to her British roots by holding
proper high teas please pass the scones.
The Lodge has other theme nights like
outdoor movies, raw and sushi bar, cham-
pagne/wine sampling and guest chefs with
The Early Bird menu at Harbour's Edge
not only offers a break in price but items
that are not found on the regular menu. Lo-
cal Vibe, a talented band of Hope Town
musicians plays on Thursday and Satur-
days at Harbour's Edge and should not be
missed. Tuesday at On 'da Beach feature
rotisserie chicken. Be sure to call ahead to
reserve your souse on Sundays starting at
10:30. They have a variety of beach ac-
tivities throughout the year including beach
volleyball. Sea Spray in White Sound of-
fers New Entry, a popular local band, on
Saturday nights as well as specialty Ba-
hamian breakfasts on the weekends like
stewed and boiled fish. There are various
activities from fishing tournaments to surf
contests and Junkanoo.
Hope Town is all about service help-
ing one another and the community. The
parents and grandparents of the youngsters
on the island have banned together with the
Hope Town Association to improve the Jar-
rett Park playground. Current promotions
are regular cookouts and a unique picket
program. Donations are $50 per picket and
the name of your choice (child's name,
boat name, your dog, etc.) is then carved
into the picket for all to see. The plans for
the lighthouse-shaped climbing equipment
and series of decks in the famous cork tree
are on display in the Hope Town Post Of-
fice. They even include instructions for tax
deduction for U.S. donors.
The Wyannie Malone Historic museum
is seeking volunteers to work in the mu-
seum so it can stay open for visitors. Inter-
ested persons should stop by the museum
or call 366-0088.
The Elbow Cay Community Associa-
tion is a community volunteer committee
focused on ensuring all the needs of the is-
land are met. The group was formed as a
back-up for when government budgets are
not enough or non-existent. So far this year
they have worked on Hope Town garbage
removal, paying for extra bins, maintenance
of the dump and a ramp bulkhead for trucks
to unload directly into bins. The attractive
and practical waiting gazebo on the end of
the upper public dock (post office) has been
a wonderful addition to the island.
The Hope Town District Council has
been busier than ever. They are respon-
sible for Elbow Cay, Lynard Cay, Pelican
Cays, Tilloo, Lubber's Quarters, Man-O-
War, Scotland Cay and Great Guana Cay,
and they try to keep growth balanced and
healthy. On five-mile Elbow Cay it is im-
portant you don't make a mistake as there
is not room for error. The future of all
these special islands is in the hands of the
Council that is elected by the community
whose members are paid a small stipend
by the government to meet monthly. The
dedicated board completes site inspections
and meets as often as necessary to get the
business done in a timely fashion. Applica-
tions are posted publicly. When any plan is
controversial, they have to work even more
hours to ensure everyone is heard. As the
economy takes an upward turn, they are re-
ceiving more applications than last year for
buildings, small resorts and docks. They
continue to work with everyone to ensure
Bahamian laws are followed. Hope Town
By Timothy Roberts
The Hope Town District Council held
two meetings to deal with the numerous
projects and issues set before them. The
meeting was held in the evening on April
12 and continued on April 14.
On April 12 the Council was addressed
by the principals of the Elbow Cay Club
development, an extensive redevelopment
of the existing property. The project has
met with much resistance from the com-
munity and has 1000 signatures against it.
Victor Apat, one of the principals, pre-
sented the project as it was originally pre-
sented over a year ago. However, he spoke
of possible changes to the plan to accommo-
date criticism of the project. The criticisms
he listed, based on a community meeting the
appreciates this hard-working board.
Hope Town's massage and yoga guru,
Rachel Aberle, leads yoga classes Monday,
Wednesday and Friday at 9 a.m. behind St.
James Methodist Church. It lasts an hour
and the view is overlooking the Atlantic
Just off of Elbow Cay's Tahiti Beach
is the famous Cracker P's Restaurant and
Bar. They have a new shuttle running from
Marsh Harbour on Saturdays for those
wanted to have lunch at Cracker P's and
do some exploring on Lubber's Quarters -
there is a wonderful nature path. Full Moon
party is on the Saturday night closest to the
full moon and is a great time to dance the
Please e-mail any happenings or an-
nouncements to email@example.com so
we can share the activities. I am sure there
are many things I missed so e-mail me with
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developers held with Elbow Cay residents
on April 10, were that the marina is too big,
the breakwater extends out too far and the
building density is too great.
He pointed to the resizing and reposi-
tioning of the marina and breakwater to be
less obtrusive in the waterway. He would
add a small boat basin on the north side of
the property. The basin would reduce the
density of the project.
Mr. Apat said that the project would be
a community asset and would be fully de-
veloped over a 15 to 20 year time span.
The intent, he said, is to take the Elbow
Cay Club back to the way it was.
A letter representing the view of many
Please see Cays Page 19
Guana Freight Services
Regular Freight Runs to Guana & Scotland Cay
Monday thru Friday Charters & Water available on request
Rich or Melena at
Great Guana Cay
Serving Marsh Harbour Weekly with
Freight Service from Nassau and Palm Beach
LEGEND Loading Monday in Palm Beach
Arriving Tuesday in Marsh Harbour
LEGACY Loading Tuesday in Nassau
Arriving Wednesday in Marsh Harbour
Leaving Thursday for Nassau
Both ships serving Green Turtle Cay
Charter freight stops en route on request
Dean's Shipping office at the Marsh Harbour dock
Marsh Harbour Contact
Ph: (242) 367-2653
367-0364 367-5642 Fax
Marsh Harbour, Abaco
(242) 393-4371 393-3829
394-7529 Fax 394-0057
Western End Potter's Cay Dock
Nassau, New Providence
Palm Beach Contact
Ph: (561) 844-5387
c/o Palm Beach Steamship
158 B East Port Road
Riviera Beach, FL 33404
Hope Town Council Meeting April 12
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Robert Malone attended the meeting on include a truck with a compacter to reduce educate people on how to reduce the bulk
Cays From Page 78 April 14 to clear up matters relating to letters the bulk, a trailer to collect garbage from of the garbage and how everything would
residents and second homeowners and visi- of opposition regarding his proposed New boats in the harbour, a commercial chipper be enforced.
tors was read by Clay Wilhoyte which ad- Wave Radio Station. The main complaints and a backhoe for transfer station mainte- There was general support of the idea
dressed many of the same issues that Mr. concerned the tower as an "ugly blight" on nance. by the Council. Chief Councillor Jeremy
Apat said they were willing to reconsider. the island, that it would diminish property In his proposal he stated that the main Sweeting expressed a desire to work with
The public was dismissed and the com- values and present safety concerns, goal is to stop the burning of garbage on Mr. Wilhoyte toward the resolution of the
mittee deliberated and reached a unani- The project was unanimously rejected Elbow Cay. He would like to return the dump problems but said they need to iron
mous resolution. The Council opposed with the main factor being the height of the dump to being a transfer station and have out the details concerning the prices and
this development and rejected the plan as proposed tower. someone "man" the dump to control and regulations and ensure central govern-
presented. Clay Wilhoyte spoke to the Council sort where waste is deposited. ment's support before Mr. Wilhoyte goes
The Council, however, made it known concerning the dumpsite and the problems Addressing the financial aspect, he said forward with plans.
to the developer that the proposed changes, of maintenance and burning. He proposed that rates need to be charged for use of the It was noted that effective that week
when put into writing, would be consid- that he and his son run the waste manage- dump/transfer station using a voucher sys- the Council will enforce the law requiring
ered favorably. ment for Hope Town. He would like the tem instead of cash. Rental homes would construction sites to have a 30-foot bin for
The meeting was recessed and resumed Council's approval and a long term con- have to be considered a business and pay construction debris. Building permits will
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By John Hedden
Last weekend the Abaco Expo proved
to be excellent. In terms of displays and
turnout, the presentations revolved more
around artisan and artistic displays than
anything else. Food courts were also pre-
dominant as were the institutional booths
of organizations such as Bahamas national
Trust and Friends of the Environment. In
a sense this proves the economics of value
added. The livestock display was ever pop-
ular, and the few agricultural booths were
well set up and manned.
In the agricultural arena those deserving
special mention include Mike Lightbourne
with vertical hydroponics, Leanne Key
Kaighin and Charles Carey both with small
ruminants and poultry, Stephen Knowles
with his donkey and Sugarland Nursery
with semi-native plant displays.
The Ministry of Agriculture imported a
large contingent of sheep, pigs and goats as
well as the manpower to manage them and
educate the public. Unfortunately, the live-
stock were for the main part unmonitored,
animals lacking water and suffering the
abuse of not so young children with sticks
and missiles. The public was unable to get
answers to their many questions concerning
breeds and grow out. If it was not for the
public interaction of the above mentioned
private operations, the livestock displays
would have been sorely lacking.
Big Bird's poultry display was an exam-
ple of total apathy, as two cages of broil-
ers and young chicks were unceremoni-
ously dumped, exposed to full sun with no
food and no manpower or signage. If not
for the intervention of Charles Carey, they
would have succumbed to heatstroke within
a few hours.
However, both local Ministry of Agri-
culture and the Bahamas Agricultural and
Industrial Corporation's input were instru-
mental in the success of the Expo, and a
special accolade goes to the Marsh Har-
bour Town Committee and its chairman
for their efforts.
As most are probably aware by now, I
have always had a special interest in farm-
ing and the arena of primary production,
which includes fisheries, marine ecology,
terrestrial forests, agronomy and horticul-
This show has raised several questions
in my mind that need to be addressed.
1) Why was farm production so poorly
2) Is agriculture and farming viable as
an economic entity?
3) What is food security?
4) What is the meaning of sustainabil-
5) Should the public service be a partner
in farming enterprise?
Poor representation by growers could
be more than likely due to three main fac-
tors. First, the main vegetable produc-
tion season had already finished, farmers
therefore had little to display. Second, the
charge of $150 per booth would negate
any farm sales. Third, the general state of
agricultural enterprise in the country was
reflected in the lack of farm displays.
This then leads, along with the previous
observations, to demonstrate that mere-
ly putting on a show does not guarantee
a healthy industry. In fact, the industry
should be working towards its own display
of talent and product, government just pro-
viding the venue. In other words farming
in The Bahamas is in poor shape and needs
urgent resuscitation. One hundred fifty
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The future viability of agriculture for
us is highly debatable and the media have
their own opinions. Dave Ralph of The
Abaconian feels that we need to initiate
an agricultural tourism sector where visi-
tors will actually pay to make input into
grow out operations. Larry Smith, an in-
dependent journalist, questions whether
The Bahamas is capable, considering all
the external inputs required for grow out
operations. Others with their feet more
firmly planted in the dirt question the costs
of inputs, especially labour and labour sav-
ing devices such as equipment and fuel.
Yet others question the viability of our
soils, seasons and infrastructure for effi-
cient food production. Still others question
the actual size of the local markets and the
perceived preference for imported product
over Bahamian grown. Finally, some even
question the influence of government and
the resulting dependence on the public ser-
vice, the lack of legal access to land for
production and the time delays inherent
with permissions and licences.
The fact of the matter is that all are
right, and the challenge to find an answer
needs thorough examination and analysis
by a diverse and independent group.
Food security is a term that is constantly
bandied about by politicians especially and
public servants reiterantly, but its exact
definition is difficult to establish. Its mean-
ing is almost as vague as that of Organi-
cally Certified. It depends who does the
defining. As a result we are left with that
rather empty feeling in our stomachs when
we are fed on ideas of food production and
little else. The Chinese are not our answer
to food security by a long shot, unless we
are prepared to learn Cantonese.
Sustainability in food production is
equally as vague and in its purest sense
means the ability to produce without any
imported agricultural inputs at all. We all
know however that this is not in fact pos-
sible. This has been previously attempted
over many generations of plantations and
slash and burn agriculture. This latter has
come the closest with its task definition,
and the use of locally available know-how
and physical inputs from labour to dung
and seaweed fertility. Production achieved
a basic subsistence level with little or none
to distant markets.
Finally of course, comes the question-
ing of government and hence political
partnership in food production. Believe
me, this does exist today, and in all likeli-
hood tomorrow also. It will continue until
the farming community has been unable to
survive the repeated attempts at talking to
revive a moribund industry, unless issued
a death certificate by the government.
This is still an essential issue especially
on islands where cultivating tourists has not
become more life sustaining than slash and
burn and the food packet on the mail. The
manner of the control of lands and lack of
Bahamian access, the control of inputs and
infrastructure, lack of knowledge based
extension and educational services have all
given rise to political interference in the in-
dustry. The lack of a definitive agricultural
policy has allowed political influence, no
matter which regime may hold the power
of the moment. Each government has its
own different ideas and so also introduces
a sense of chaos and confusion to the plan-
ning, decision making and implementation
of the industry.
Government needs to get out of market-
ing, supplies and the physical aspects and
devote itself to logistics, sensible regula-
tions, streamlining permissions and re-
moving barriers. Leave the farming to us;
you don't know how.
One of the senior livestock officers at
the Expo told me that the reason he was
constantly absent was because he couldn't
take the heat and the sun. That's fine with
me; stay in your office and assist with the
licencing and paperwork. I am used to the
heat, and I also have a big hat.
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Lou Lihou Anne Ray
Malcolm Rae William Johnson
Shula Raney Fritz Keck Kim Rody
Photography by Tuppy
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Lori Thompson Dion Lewis
Located Queen Bizabeth Drive, Marsh Harbour
The Shipwreck and Agriculture
on Hope Town's waterfront
Bar Opens Daily 10 a.m.
Closed on Tuesdays
Happy Hour 5 6 p.m.
Lunch & Dinner Daily
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Mlay 1, 2010
May 1, 2010
The Abaconian Section A Page 21
Surgery center will provide additional medical services
By Jennifer Hudson
On April 17 Auskell medical staff, visit-
ing doctors, local government officials and
well-wishers gathered in front of the new
Auskell Surgical Center on Queen Elizabeth
Drive in Marsh Harbour to celebrate anoth-
er milestone of the Auskell Medical Cen-
ter. The cutting of the ribbon to officially
open the Surgical Center was performed by
Dr. Francis Biney, Executive Director, and
Mrs. Barbara Bain, Office Manager.
This new, well appointed Surgical Cen-
ter will set new standards in surgeries for
Abaco. It is designed to be a minimally
invasive surgical centre where procedures
will be performed with great precision and
less recovery time to ensure the best sur-
gical outcomes. The patient will be sup-
ported and given peace of mind throughout
the process. Many specialty services will
be offered such as orthopaedics, trauma,
oncology, podiatry, cosmetic and plastic
surgery, cardiology, neurology, anesthe-
siology and deliveries to name but a few.
The Surgical Center, which is located
in the building just to the northwest of the
Auskell Medical Center, is outfitted with
an operating room, scrub room and two
recovery rooms, one for patients who are
able to sit and the other for patients need-
ing to lie down, plus bathrooms and fully
computerized office. It will be used purely
for surgery and emergency services.
Mrs. Angie Collie, Founder and Medi-
cal Director, vowed that Auskell will
continue to give only the best the medical
field has to offer and that the new Surgical
Center will be a blessing to the people of
The Bahamas. Mrs. Collie described how
on Saturday when all of the rooms are
full in the Auskell Clinic with visiting spe-
cialists, and there is standing room only,
if an emergency comes, one of the doctors
has to vacate that room in order for the
emergency to be dealt with. Now instead,
emergency patients will be taken straight
to the Surgical Center where they can be
treated in a specially assigned setting and
with complete privacy.
"Medical facilities such as Auskell play
a vital role," stated Ms. Collie. "This is the
first step in the massive plan of Auskell to
advance medical care and facilities in The
Bahamas." Ms. Collie noted how busy the
Auskell Clinic is now,necessitating longer
opening hours so that hours have now been
extended to 8 p.m. More emergency flights
have been taking place and since December
18 of last year, the clinic has dealt with an
emergency every night. This year Auskell
began an on-call service and has teamed up
with the Emergency Medical Service to fly
patients to Nassau when necessary.
"These are exciting times for Auskell
and the community of Abaco," stated Mrs.
Collie. "Except for New Providence and
Grand Bahama there is no other facility
like it in The Bahamas and when complete,
there will be no other like it in The Ba-
hamas." She mentioned that soon people
will be able to receive health care in their
home from a medical practitioner or nurse.
There will also be a Medical Concierge
service which will make use of all tech-
nologies including airlift.
Mrs. Collie became quite emotional
when she spoke of all the people who sup-
port her. "I am not here by myself," she
stated; "People pray for me all the time."
She thanked her staff who stick by her
even through the rough days, telling them
that one day they will be rewarded. She
thanked Dr. Biney, who has been at Aus-
kell for six years and has been her mentor,
giving her words of wisdom and keeping
her calm during times of stress.
Dr. George Charite, who welcomed ev-
eryone to this auspicious occasion, is now
Medical Director of Auskell. He came
originally as a Primary Care Physician
from Freeport for two days a week. But
once here he heard the stories and saw the
need on Abaco so decided to come here full
time. He now goes back to Grand Bahama
just two days a week; the rest of his time
is spent at Auskell. Dr. Charite speaks and
writes three languages. He told how Ms.
Collie, seven years ago, was touched by
the lack of medical care here and dreamed
of bringing specialty care to Abaco. He
praised her the work and foresight say-
ing, "Her dream gets bigger and bigger,
she has inspired many, but it has not been
an easy path."
In his remarks Administrator Cephas
Cooper offered his congratulations to the
administration and staff of Auskell on this
great achievement and wished them ev-
ery success in their future endeavours. He
stated, "Government cannot adequately
satisfy the growing demands of Abaco's
fast growing community and its increased
demands and challenges on public insti-
tutions. The opening of the new Auskell
surgicentre is a landmark effort to improve
access and care for patients of Abaco and
represents the first step of the revolution
of medical services on Abaco." Some of
the benefits he noted are:
* Patients will no longer need to go to Nas-
sau or Freeport for minor surgical proce-
* Pressure will be taken off the Princess
Margaret and Rand Memorial Hospitals
* Patients will reap considerable savings
on airfares and hotel rooms
* People will experience greater comfort
because they can stay in their own homes
which is vital to healing
* Medical procedures can be done in a
timely manner and treatment administered
in the early stages of illness
Before inviting everyone to take a tour of
the new surgicentre, Mrs. Collie answered
a question she said that many people have
been asking. "Stocks in the new Auskell
Medical Center for which plans have been
passed and which will be coming shortly
will soon be available for purchase."
This new Medical Center will include
digital X-ray services, mammogram, MRI,
telemedicine with Clevelend Clinic, labo-
ratory and ambulance services. Facilities
will include seven patient rooms and surgi-
cal suite (20 beds), ophthalmology room,
dialysis unit, medspa and helipad for he-
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plead to the powers that be to remove this
present principal and send us one who will
do right by our children.
A concerned parent
I get the feeling the same Environmental
Assessment Officer who thought it neces-
sary to put the 150-foot-wide BEC road
though one of the most valuable pieces of
woodland and history rich areas in Abaco
is the same one who is working for the
Most Bahamians are like me; they have
no idea what a 10,000 acre tract of farm
land will look like. It is a far cry from what
my Grandad's did on Matt Lowes Cay
I was somewhat educated on the subject
while on a fishing buddy's farm in Florida.
Here is what I learned. Looking at the mas-
sive pumps pushing water out of his farm
into a dike, I asked where is all that water
going. So he gave this island boy a crash
course in large scale farm water manage-
"When it rains, one inch of water equals
27154.2876 gallons of water. So after the
ground has reached its optimum water con-
tent, the rest is removed. Where does it
go? It is pumped out of the farm into dikes
or drains that flow through a complex sys-
tem all the way to the sea. Is that bad? Yes,
all those chemicals and pesticides are what
has killed the reef out from there, and that
is why I come to Abaco with you to catch
"Don't let Al Gore fool you into think-
ing Global Warming killed the Florida
reef. North Abaco is on that same tem-
perature latitude as those same dead reefs.
Water runoff killed those reefs.
"So where will that 10, 000 acres times
27,154.2876 gallons equals 271,542,876
gallons of pesticide- rich water from every
summer squall go.
I know we don't have either the same
soil as Florida or the water management
system as Florida. But look where the wa-
ter runoff has gone in the past. When the
sugar cane company was in full swing,
they were big, too, and their water drained
into that useless swamp we call the Marls.
We still call the place where the water ran
into the marls "The Drain." Google it up;
it's visible from space still.
26024'40.69 N 26o21'17.70 N
77009'13.39 W for the BAIC farm and
77006'45.92 W for the Chinese.
We have no idea what hundreds of mil-
lions of gallons of pesticide-rich water will
do to our water table or ecosystem, and
Abaco people don't need to find out.
To give you an idea what one common
pesticide called Malathion can do. On idiot
used one spoon full of it to kill four dogs. It
will work the same for you, the fish, lobster,
ducks and everything else that drinks it.
The democratic government needs to
ask Abaco people what is best for Abaco,
not the Chinese.
I do realize most of us cannot see past
Friday night, but even a blind man can see
what this will turn into.
What do you think?
Also I need to check and be sure the
BEC road is 150 feet like it looks.
Hotels and House Rental Agents
+ agents with multiple cottages and houses
Area Code 242 unless listed otherwise
Island-wide Abaco Listings
Abaco Vacations + 800-633-9197
Abaco Vacation Planner + 25 hse 367-3529
Bahamas Vacations + 800-462-2426
Lee Pinder + 3 hse 366-2053
Marina Albury Cottages 5 cottages 366-2075
Green Turtle Cay
Bluff House Club
Green Turtle Club
Island Properties +
New Plymouth Inn
Ocean Blue Properties +
Other Shore Club
6 cott 800-
Sea Level Cottages 4 hse 366-3121
Island Home Rentals + 8 hse 365-6048
Schooner's Landing 5 condos 365-6072
Marsh Harbour area
Abaco Beach Resort
Abaco Real Estate +
352-5458 Ambassador Inn
Bustick Bight Resort
365-4247 Conch Inn
-752-0166 D's Guest House
365-4271 Living Easy
365-4047 Island Breezes Motel
365-4161 Lofty Fig Villas
365-4636 Pelican Beach Villas
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 +
II hse 365-5178
4 rm 10 cott.365-5137
12 hse 365-5195
6 units 365-5133
8 rm7 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
Regattas (Prev. Abaco Towns) 32 effic
HG Christie II hse
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
29 Compete in the Central
blue on dai
but the ver
pounder caught by Jichi 25 white marlin
From Page 1 and eight sailfish. As with all BBC tourna-
well as a trophy for being the ments, all catches are validated using time
se Team. Second place honors and date stamped digital images. Affidavits
erdale-based Double Dog, a 66 signed by all participants fishing on each
ey. Jichi, a C&L 58 from Coral team further confirms that the fish was re-
lorida, finished in third place leased in accordance with IGFA and Ba-
5 points. Team Jichi caught and hamas Billfish Championship rules. Gulf-
blue marlin and boated another stream International Airlines and Hatteras
y one that weighed 656 pounds. Yachts were the sponsors of the Central
BBC's first tournament of the Abaco Championship.
on, 41 billfish were caught Now celebrating its 37th season, the
marlin including a 10-foot, 656 BBC is the oldest billfish tournament se-
ries in the world. Anglers can fish any
or all of the tourna-
ments with cumula-
tive points determining
the overall Bahamas
In an effort to give
back to the Bahamian
people, the Bahamas
endowed two scholar-
ships that enable Ba-
hamian students the
opportunity to pursue a
degree in marine biol-
h made the mistake of grabbing a lure. Fortunately, ogy or advanced edu-
as Billfish Cnaipq,,"i.qp requires the release of all cation in marine tech-
y largest of the fish caught. nologies.
Recycle Aluminum Cans
Bin located next to Every Child Counts
Snacker Popcorn Chicken
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$3.95 xLl $4.95 .
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w/frieS, '. w/fries
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Import / Export
Freight forwarding to all destinations in Abaco
Local delivery available throughout Abaco
Completion of all customs documentation
For More Information:
P: (242)367-2089 / F: (242)367-2530
Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas
"One Call Does It All"
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Police Marsh Harbour 367-2560 911
B. Electricity Corp 367-2727, 367-2846, 367-4667
Water& Sewerage 475-1499, 475-5518
The following services are provided by volunteers
Fire Marsh Harbour 367-2000
Fire Dundas Town 367-2935 or 4935
Fire -Hope Town VHF Ch 16
Fire Green Turtle Cay 365-4133
Fire Man-0-War 365-6911
Treasure Cay Fire & Rescue 365-9112
BASRA Bah Air Sea Rescue Assoc all areas Marine VHF 16
Hope Town 366-0500 Marsh Harbour 367-3752
Guana Cay 365-5178 Treasure Cay 365-8749
Abaco Family Medicine Marsh Harbour...367-2295
Auskell Advanced Medical Clinic .............367-0020
Marsh Harbour Medical Centre................367-0049
Government Clinic Marsh Harbour .........367-2510
Corbett Clinic Treasure Cay ...................365-8288
Government Clinic Cooper's Town .........365-0300
Government Clinic Green Turtle Cay .....365-4028
Government Clinic Hope Town ................366-0108
Government Clinic Sandy Point .............366-4010
Government Clinic Fox Town .................365-2172
Tourism's People-to-People program
Be matched with a local person or family with a similar interest such
as Bird watching, Attending church, Foreign language, School class
visit, Environmental interest Marine, Native plants, History, Humane
Society, etc. This is not a dating service or an offer for a free meal
or lodging but an opportunity to meet someone locally with similar
interests. Call Tourism's Doranell Swain at 367-3067 for more informa-
tion. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Airlines Serving Abaco
AbacoAir Nassau, N Eleuthera, Moores Is 367-2266
American Eagle Miami 367-2231
Bahamasair Nassau,W Palm B, Ft Laud 367-2095
Continental Connection Miami
Ft Laud and W Palm Beach 367-3415
Localr Fort Lauderdale 1-800-205-0730
Regional Freeport 367-0446
Sky Bahamas 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
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 Town........................ ........... .................. 366-043 1
Treasure Divers, Treasure Cay............................................. 365-8571
Brendal's Dive, Green T. Cay ............................................ 365-44 1 1
Dive Guana............................. .............. 365-5178
Man-0-W ar Dive Shop ...................... ............................. 365-60 13
Taxi Cab Fares one or two passengers
Extra $3 for each passengers above two
Marsh Harbour Airport to (effective Dec 08)
Clinic, Downtown, Regattas, $10
Ab Bch Resort, Eastern Shore close, Ferry $15
Spring City $15
Dundas Town, Nat Ins bldg, C Abaco Primary Sch $15
Murphy Town & Great Cistern $20
Snake Cay $35
Casuarina Point $60
Cherokee, Winding Bay, Little Harbour $80
Bahama Palm Shore $90
Crossing Rocks $105
Sandy Point $150
Leisure Lee $50
Treasure Cay Airport, G Turtle ferry $80
Treasure Cay Resort $85
Fox Town $185
Between Marsh Harbour Ferry and:
Clinic, downtown, Ab Beach Hotel $10
Nat Ins Bldg, Murphy Town, Gr Cistern $10
Wait time $0.40 per minute, Hourly rate $40 per hour
Children under three free Caged pets as people
Luggage $0.75 each over two, large bags $1 ea.
Treasure Cay Airport to: Effective Dec085
Green Turtle Cay ferry dock $10
Madeira Park $20
Sand Banks $25
Treasure Cay Resort $30
Leisure Lee $45
Black Wood $20
Fire Road & Cooper's Town $40
Cedar Harbour $60
Wood Cay $70
Mount Hope $80
Fox Town $85
Crown Haven $90
Marsh Harbour airport $80
Green Turtle Ferry to Marsh H Airport $80
T Cay Hotel to Marsh Harbour X$65 + $10
T C Hotel to G Turtle Ferry (Blue Hole $24) X$18 + $5
T C Hotel to Bonefish Marles X$22 + $5
T C Hotel to Joe's Creek X$35 + $5
T C Hotel to Moxey X$16 + $5
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 12:15 pm 4 5:45 Not
Return 8 am 11:30 1:30 pm 5 Sundays
Marsh H. > Guana Cay (& Scotland Cay with advance notice) from Conch Inn or
(6:45am Union Jack Dock) 10:30 1:30 pm 3:30 holidays
Return 8 am 11:30 2:30 pm 4:45
Fare Adult prepaid oneway $15 / open return $25, Kids 6-11 half, Under 6 free (Phone after hours 359-6861)
Green Turtle Ferry Phone 365-4166, 4128, 4151 VHF Ch 16 Ten minute ride
Green T Cay to Treasure Cay Airport 8 am 9 II 12:15 1:30 3 4:30
T Cay Airport to Green T Cay 8:30 am 10:30 11:30 1:30 2:30 3:30 4:30 5
New Plymouth one way adult $10 (Children $7) Round trip $15 Extra to some G T Cay docks
Abaco Adventures Ph 365-8749 VHF Ch 16
Treasure Cay to Guana Cay Sunday Lv 12 & returns 4:45 p.m. $25 RT
T Cay to Man-O-War/ Hope Town Wed 9:30 am, return 4:30 pm $35 RT
T Cay to Guana Cay Sunset Cruise Fr $25, call for time
Pinder's Ferry Service Between Abaco & Grand Bahama -
Crown Haven, Abaco to McLean's Town, Grand Bah. -Daily 7:00 am & 2:30 pm
McLean's Town to Crown Haven return Daily 8:30 am & 4:30 pm
Fare $45 OW / $90 RT Children half fare Call Abaco 365-2356 for information
Bus between Freeport and McLean's Town Rental automobiles at both terminals.
Bahamas Ferries Sandy Point to Nassau under 4 Hr. Call Sandy Point 366-4119
or Marsh Harbour 367-5250 for sailing dates Adults $95 RT, $55 OW Cars & trucks
The Great Abaco Express Marsh Harbour charter bus to N Abaco Call 367-2165, Group tours
Albert Lowe Museum ....................................... Green Turtle Cay
Capt Roland Roberts House, reef exhibits.......Green Turtle Cay
Memorial Sculpture Garden.......................... Green Turtle Cay
Wyannie Malone Historical Museum........................Hope Town
Elbow Cay Light Station...........................................Hope Town
Walk to & swim on Mermaid Reef off M Harb. ..Pelican Shore
Drive to & swim in Blue Hole .............Treasure Cay farm road
Art studio & working foundry- ........................ Little Harbour
Working boatyards........................................... Man-0-War cay
Pocket beaches Crossing Beach in Marsh Harbour
Witches Point 3 miles S. of Marsh Harbour
Little Harbour 20 miles S. of Marsh Harbour
Cherokee 23 miles S of Marsh Harbour
Miles of beach are generally on ocean exposures
Treasure Cay Green Turtle Cay Guana Cay Elbow Cay
Man-0-War Cay Casuarina Point Bahama Palm Shore
Sandy Point & more
Items of interest Man-0-War boat yards Blackwood
blue hole & sisal mill Cedar Harbour plantation ruins need
guide Hole-in- Wall lighthouse last mile very rough road *
Abaco wild horses by appointment 367-4805 Bird watching -
ask tourism 367-3067
Tours & Excursions
Abaco Eco Tours & Kayak rental 475--9616
Abaco Island Tours Marsh Harbour 367-2936
Above & Below Marsh Harbour 367-0350
Adventure on Prozac T Cay 365-8749
Brendals Dive Green Turtle Cay 365-4411
C & C Charters Treasure Cay 365-8506
Dive Abaco 1978, Marsh Harbour 367-2787
Excursion boat Froggies Hope T 366-0024
Abaco Marinas Slips Fuel Phone
Green Turtle Cay
Bluff House ................45....... F......365-4200
Green Turtle Club ......32....... F......365-4271
Black Sound Marina...15................365-4531
Other Shore Club.......12....... F......365-4195
Abaco Yacht Service.. 10....... F......365-4033
Treasure Cay Marinal50 ...... F......365-8250
Man-O-War Marina ...26....... F......365-6008
Boat Harbour Marina183....... F......367-2736
Conch Inn...................75....... F .....367-4000
Harbour View Marina .36....... F .....367-2182
Marsh Harbour Marina52 F 367 2700
Hope Town Marina.....16................366-0003
Hope Town Hideaways...................366-0224
Lighthouse Marina .......6....... F......366-0154
Sea Spray ..................60....... F......366-0065
Spanish Cay Marina...75....... F......365-0083
Orchid Bay .................64 ...... F......365-5175
Boats can clear Customs at Green Turtle Cay,
Treasure Cay or Marsh Harbour
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revisions to our atten-
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Lucky Strike Hope T 366-0101
Sea Gull Hope Town 366-0266
Salt Weapon Hope Town 366-0245
Down Deep 366-3143
Local Boy 366-0528
Back Breaker 365-5140
Bikes & Scooters Boats Cars & Carts
Rentals Marsh Harbour
A& P Car Rentals ............................. 367-2655
B & B Boat Rentals............................ 367-7368
Bargain Car Rentals........................... 367-0500
Blue Wave Boat Rentals ................... 367-3910
Concept Boat Rentals ........................ 367-5570
Power Cat Boat Rentals ...........................
Quality Star Car Rentals (Texaco) ..... 367-2979
Rainbow Boat Rentals ..................... 367-4602
Rental Wheels Scooters, Bikes, Cars 367-4643
Rich's Boat Rentals .......................... 367-2742
Sea Horse Boat Rentals ................... 367-2513
Sea Star Car Rentals ........................ 367-4887
Green Turtle Cay
Bay Street Rentals + ........477-5300 365-4070
Brendals Dive Bikes & Kayak rental ...365-4411
C & D Cart Rental .......................... 365-4084
D & P Cart Rental ...................... 365-4655
Donnie's Boat Rentals...................365-4119
New Plymouth Cart Rentals.. 365-4188 or 4149
Reef Boat Rentals ............................. 365-4145
Sea Side Carts & Bikes...................... 365-4147
T & A Cart Rentals.............................. 375-8055
Donna Sands Cart Rentals .............365-5195
Dive Guana Boats & Bikes................. 365-5178
Orchid Bay Cart rentals...................... 354-5175
Conch Pearl Boat Rentals.................. 365-6502
Island Treasures Cart Rentals ........... 365-6072
Ria-Mar Golf Cart Rentals.................. 365-6024
Waterways Boat Rental ..357-6540 & 365-6143
Cat's Paw Boat Rentals..................... 366-0380
Hope Town Cart Rentals ................... 366-0064
Island Cart Rentals ........................ 366-0448
Island Marine Boat Rentals ............... 366-0282
J R's Cart Rental ........................ 366-0361
Sea Horse Boat Rentals .................... 366-0023
T & N Cart Rentals .................... 366-0069
Adventure on Prozac Kayak .............365-8749
Alison Car Rent ................................. 365-8193
Cash's Carts..................................... 365-8771
Claridge's Cart Rentals ..................... 365-8248
Cornish Car Rentals........................... 365-8623
JIC Boat Rentals ............................... 365-8465
Triple J Car Rentals ........................... 365-8761
Abaco Adventures Kayaks ..............365-8749
Patrick Roberts .. 366-4286
Ferdinand Burrows 366-4133
Anthony Bain ......366-4107
Floyd Burrows .... 366-4175
Links Adderly ...... 366-4335
Ricky Burrows .... 366-4233
JodyAlbury ......... 375-8068
Terrance Davis.... 367-4464
Justin Sands ......367-3526
Jay Sawyer ........367-3941
David Albury .......365-6059
Tony Russell .......366-3259
Will Sawyer............. 366-2177
Marty Sawyer.......... 366-2115
Noel Lowe ...............366-2107
Junior Albury ...........366-3058
Maitland Lowe ........366-0234
Pope McKenzie .......477-5894
Orthnell Russell ......365-0125
Edward Rolle ..........365-0024
Green Turtle Cay
Ronnie Sawyer .......365-4070
Jeff Survance ..........365-4040
To Abaco by land and sea from Florida Take Discovery Cruise
Line (954-971-7347) from Ft. Lauderdale to Freeport Bus to McLeans Town *
Ferry to Crown Haven Bus, taxi or rental car to Green Turtle Ferry or Marsh
Harbour *Taxi to Marsh Harbour ferry dock Ferry to Hope Town, Man-0-War
or Guana Cay Its an adventure
Restaurants Services Transportation
Prices $ Low, $$ Moderate, $$$ Upper
(Based on dinner entree range)
+ Picnic tables & restroom only t Provides ride from town
Anglers.........................$$$ ....... ....367-2158
Blue Marlin .........................$ .............367-2002
Curly Tails ......................$$$ .........$$$ .... 367-4444
G ino's .................................$ ............. 367-7272
Golden Grouper ...........$ .............367-2301
Island Cafe.........................$ .........367-6444
Jamie's Place.....................$ .............367-2880
Jib Room .........................$$ .............367-2700
Kentucky Fried Chicken............... ...367-2615
M angoes ........................$$$ .............367-2366
Pinacle ..................... ......$..... .......... ..
Pop's Place........................$ .....+....367-3796
Sea Shells .........................$ .............367-4460
Snack Shack .....................$.....+....367-4005
Signatire Sandw iches .......................................
W allys .......................... $$$ .............367-2074
Abaco Inn ...................$$$ .............366-0133
Cap'n Jacks .......................$ ............366-0247
Harbour's Edge............... $$.............366-0087
H T Harbour Lodge .......$$$.............366-0095
Munchies ........................... +.. ......366-0423
OnDa Beach .............................. 366-0558
Sea Spray ...................... $$ ..........366-0065
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
Pineapples .................................... 365-4226
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
Page 24 Section A The Abaconian May 1, 2010
HOMES HOMES HOMES HOMES
A RYellow Wood- S
Cherokee Sound FEATURED LISTING
2 Bedrooms, I Bath __Man-O-WarCay
-.1062 s.f. Residence ....Man-O-War Cay
0.565 Acre 24,621 s.f.
Fully Furnished &
Hope Town -
0.049 Acre 2,140 s.f.
S3 Bedroom. I Bath
* 1,700 s.f. Residence
SViews of Lighthouse
from upstairs loft
-Central Town location
Great Guana Cay
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bath
-1,760 s.f. Residence
Covered & Open Decks
160' of Ocean Beach
Fabulous Ocean Views
-Additional Land Available
Boat Slip Available
#GGH 1129 -$1,975,000
GREAT GUANA CAY
* "SEA-TO-BAY" 11.5 Acres 1,198' of Waterfontage Over 500' of "Plum
Protected Boat Basin Frontage Superb Building Sites Good elevation -
Fabulous Views Perfect for development or Elegant Private Estate.
* "PRINCE'S TRUST" Estate 12.5 Acres 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths -
1,760 s.f. Residence Covered and open decks 593' of Ocean Beach -
664' on Sea of Abaco Fabulous Views Private Boat Basin.
* "PRINCE'S TRUSTRESIDENCE"- 1.5 Acres- 160' of Atlantic
beachfront 1,760 s.f. Residence 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath 1,026 s.f. of covered
verandah on north and east sides 84 s.f. covered porch in the sw corner
- 1,012 s.f. of open decks on nw corner. #GGH 1129 $1,975,000. ,
Great Guana Cay
-5,000 s.f. 0.114 Acre
- 960 s.f. Cottage
- 2 Bedroom, 2.5 Baths
- Guana Seaside Village
- Near Atlantic Beach
- Ocean Views
- Rental History
"BERKLEY'SBLUFF'- White Sound Oceanfront Building Site
31,000 sq.ft. 0.7116 Acre 100' of Ocean Frontage 275' in Depth
Natural sub-tropical vegetation Great elevation for spectacular views
HTVI 125 -$495,000
GREAT GUANA CAY
Great Guana Cay
100' Atlantic Beach
S30- of A c b h f 3 100' Sea of Abaco
frontage to build dock
Fabulous Ocean Views
Additional Land Available
"Crawl Bight" #GGV1143- $895,000.
Crawl Bight" Sea to Sea building site -Two offerings 1.95,832
s.f.-2.2 Acre, 100' Atlantic, 100' Sea of Abaco. 2.321,690 s.f. 7.385
Acre 300' of Atlantic beach frontage, 300' of Sea of Abaco frontage-Newly
built dock great family estate #GGV1143 $895,000. 2,250,000.
"WIND N' SEA" Fabulous waterfront building site Two parcels
containing a total of 69,197 s.f. 1.588 Acres 241' of Sea of Abaco
Frontage great elevations to 42' above sea level -#GGVI 112-$850,000
* "AERIE" Parcel # 58 Orchid Bay 174,775 s.f. 4.012 Acres -
Orchid Bay amenities.- One of the Highest Points in Orchid Bay -
Fabulous Panoramic Views. #GGV1077 -NEW PRICE $700,000.
* PARCEL"B" at PRINCE'S TRUST- Fabulous Waterfront
Building Site 242' Southwest Sea ofAbaco Frontage 43,803 sq.ft..
- + 1.0055 Acres Great Sea of Abaco Views Beach Access Boat Slips
Available GGV 1131 NEW $685,000.
*PARCEL "C" at PRINCE'S TRUST- Fabulous Waterfront
Building Site 204' Southwest Sea ofAbaco Frontage 54,360 sq.ft..
- 1.2480 Acres Great Sea of Abaco Views Beach Access Boat Slips
Available GGV 1132 NEW $685,000
* "BLACK JACK'S REST" 32,750 s.f. 0.751 Acre Lot #33 in
Orchid Bay with amenities, 120.41' Sea of Abaco Frontage, available to
build dock -Private community -GGV 1147 NEW $667,000.
Option # 1
- 0.282 Acre Sea to Sea Lot 119.7' of frontage
- 0.451 Acre Sea to Sea 260.97' of frontage
- 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath residence
-3 bedroom, I bath guest cottage
- Entire Estate
FEATURED LISTING S
Green Turtle Cay 1
5 Bedrooms, 4 Baths
4.977 s.l Residence
-130 Ocean ltcachfront
200'on Coco Bay
Private Dock onl Coco Bax
15KW Aux Gcn.
600 GPD -Walakeraer
#GTH 1097 Four Possible Sale
Options From: $462,000 for
I acre w/dock lie. on Coco Bay. "Other Shore Club"
to $2,300,000 for entire Estate
Green Turtle Cay
3 Bedroom, 3 Baths
1,282 s.f. under air
887 s.f gournd floor -
1,597 s.f. decks
200' on Coco Bay Beach
8,000 gallon cistern
#GTH 1152- $1,385,000. "Coco Hideaway"-
Green Turtle Cay
2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths.
1,455 s.f. Luxury Villa
Covered Screen Porch
Golf Cart Garage
Deeded Dock Boat Lift
Complete Renovation 07'
#GTHI1098 $750,000. "Buttonwood"
Green Turtle Cay
-Land 17.191 s.f. 0.394 Acre
-3 Bedroom. 2 Bath
1.800 s.lE of Residence
560 s.f. Screened Porch
Tile Floors throughout
Panoramic Water Views
35.000 gallon cistern
#GTHI1150- $699,000. 'Hr 1touri
GREAT GUANA CAY
"CLAIRE'S BEACH"- Beachfront Building Site 31,243 s.f. -
0.717 Acre 117' Beach Frontage Dock Access Good Elevation -
Superb Ocean Views #GGV 1006 NEW PRICE $545,000.
"SEAVIEW" Dolphin Beach Estates 136' prime waterfront -
0.557 Acres Containing 24.292 s.f.- Shared dock access
Superb elevation Fabulous Views of Delia's Cay and the Sea ofAbaco.
8' depth at MLW at shoreline. A private dock can be built on the property.
GGV 1118 NEW PRICE $485,000.
"LOST SHAKER" Dolphin Beach Estates Oversized
beach-front parcel 36,839 s.f. 0.8457 Acre 65' of Beach-front
Good elevations for superb ocean views. Lush Native Vegetation.
# GGV1000 $545,500.
PARCEL"A" at PRINCE'S TRUST- Moderately Priced Half
Acre Building Site 25,465 sq.ft. 0.5846 Acre 204.84' NE Road
Frontage 176' SW Boundary 133' NW Road Boundary 178' -
SE Boundary Fabulous Sea ofAbaco Views Beach Access Boat Slips
Available- #GGV 1130 NEW $345,000.
"PARADISE"- 12,141 s.f. 0.278 Acre lot with views of Atlantic
ocean.One lot from beach great value- 15' elevation -
easement to beach. #GGVl138 NEW $199,000.
GREEN TURTLE CAY
"CONCHED OUT" 30,361 s.f. 0.697 Acre 125' of Atlantic
Beach frontage 12' Elevations Beautiful Ocean Views Very Private
Area Additional Acreage available. #GTV1008 $379,000.
"PLAYING HOOKY"- 15,948 s.f. 0.3661 Acre Prime Building
Site Unobstructed views of Coco Bay Public Dock Access Beach
Access 50' from Coco Bay Beach. #GTV 1080 $595,000.
"LONG BAYBEACH" Incredible beach parcel 26,589
Sq.ft. 0.6103 acres 60' of spectacular beach frontage Private gated
entrance -Affordable building site for cottage or beach cabana.
#GTVI 121 NEW $325,000.
"LONG BAYSOUND" Back to nature. Secluded 24,565 Sq ft
0.5639 acres 105' of Black Sound frontage Ideal home site Dock
site possible. #GTV 1122 NEW $325,000.
"MADEIRA HILL 65,208 s.f. 1.497 Acre Dock Access -
Beach Access Good Elevation. #GTV 1009 $395,000.
"COCO BAYBREEZE" -- Two Prime Building Sites -.2699 Acre
-.2255 Acre Dock Access Beach Access. #GTV 1007 $47,500. -Lot
"CASUARINA" 8.126 s.f. 0.1865 Acre Corner lot Prime building
site Central location Short walk to Bita Bay Beach Snorkel right offshore
Green Turtle Cay
Deep Draft Marina
Shell Fuel Dock
Residences 5.583 s.f.
Land 2.7 Acres
Bar/Restaurant 272 s.f.
Prime Dev. Potential
Price Upon Request
Green Turtle Cay
Land 17.191 s.f. -0.394 Acre
-4 Bedroom, 3 Bath
-1.518 s.f. of Residence
-Covered Screened Porch
Hand Scraped wood floors
Fabulous Coco Bay Views
15,000 gallon cistern
Impact Dors& W indo.ws
Man-O-War Cay -
4 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths.
1,240 s.f. Residence.
0.3213 Acre 14,000 s.f.
Hillside for great Ocean
Fully Furnished &
3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths
1,560 s.f. Residence.
-1,040 s.f. Verandahs
Land 1.824 Acres
Entire S.E. Point of
L 0.975 Acres -
-100' Ocean Beachfront
-127' Creek front
3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths
1,336 s.f. Residence
-88' dock, 35' T
2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths.
2,664 s.f. Residence.
-2 Bedrooms, I Bath.
838 s.f. Guest House
S Land Sea-to-Sea
- 43,800 s.f. -1.1 Acres
98' Ocean Beach Front
Private Dock On Creek
#MWHI 116- $3,750,000.
1,900 s.f. of Residence
S 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath
Open floor plan
dock slip in
145.70' Sea of Abaco
#SCH 1148 $2,250,000.
"BOUNTIFULLY BLESSED" 2 Bedroom. 1.5 Bath 800 s.f.
residence 3.75 Acre. sea to sea 109' of frontage on Sea ofAbaco 106' on
Atlantic Boat basin with lifl 170' of dock- Swimmig Pool Approved plans
for 3/2 New England cottage T11111086 -NEW PRICE -$1,350,000.
* "SUMMERPLACE" Prime Building Site 10,719 s.f. 0.246 Acre
- Over 150' of Sea of Abaco frontage Concrete Sewall on Sea ofAbaco -
103' x 6' private dock on Man-O-War harbour Fabulous Sea of Abaco
views. #MWVl1082 NEW PRICE $325,000.
*"141 Hillside Developer Parcels" Over 1/2 Acre with beach
access. Aircraft Landing Rights and Boat Slips available
NEW LISTING #SC 1140 Priced from:$170,000 $438,000
~3VAC ANT LAND ~
MEMcir40 I 0"
VOLUME 18 NUMBER 9
MAY 1st, 2010
Science fair emphasized conserving crawfish
16 schools competed with displays and projects
Students of Agape cnlrstian Scnool were aelgntea to pose witn Ivnss artn hanamas, Krystle Drown, wno attenaea tne h artn uay
Science Fair held on April 23 at New Vision Ministries. Several hundred students from schools throughout Abaco participated. Stu-
dents competed in four categories with displays, projects, games and demonstrations. The judges had each group explain its project
and the winners were chosen partially for the knowledge of the theme. The overall theme was the conservation of crawfish. The sci-
ence fair is an annual event to commemorate Earth Day.
By Timothy Roberts
Friends of the Environment hosted an
Earth Day Science Fair at New Vision
Ministries on April 23 with 16 schools
from across Abaco and special guest Miss
Earth Bahamas, Krystle Brown, attending.
The science fair featured many beauti-
ful and well put together projects by stu-
dents from various schools and focused on
conservation of crawfish under the theme
Conserving Abaco's lobster populations
now and for the future.
The projects were judged on original-
ity, content, presentation, interview and
overall appearance throughout the morn-
ing. They were grouped into categories by
grade level, which were lower primary,
upper primary, lower secondary and upper
In both the lower and upper primary
groups, Hope Town Primary School's
projects Does Size Matter and Dive with
PRIDE won both first prizes. Forest
Heights Academy took home the prize for
lower secondary and Cyber Learning Cen-
ter won in the upper secondary group for
their project Crawfish Conservation Trap.
The schools winning first place each were
Please see Science Fair Page 2
By Jennifer Hudson
Three Abaconians were among the 19
party members honoured by the Free Na-
tional Movement at a gala banquet entitled
Celebrating the Trust on April 10 in Nas-
sau. The banquet, under the patronage
of the Rt. Hon. Hubert A. Ingraham and
Mrs. Dolores Ingraham, was held to hon-
our Meritorious Council Members of the
Free National Movement. These persons
were selected by a committee which was
established in 1994 to award deserving
members of the party "who have sacri-
ficed and helped preserve democracy and
whose names will always be renowned in
the annals of The Free National Move-
Please see FNM Page 4
aircraft for Bahamasair
Five government ministers were treated to an introductory flight on a Bombardier
turboprop airliner under consideration by Bahamasair. The flight brought them to
Abaco on April 15. 51,/wi arriving on the plane are T. Brent Symonette, Deputy
Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs; O.A.T. (Tommy) Turnquest, Minister
of National Security; Neko C. Grant, Minister of Public Works & Transport; Dr. Earl
D. Deveaux, Minister of the Environment; and Vincent Vanderpool-Wallace, Minister
of Tourism and Aviation.
By Timothy Roberts
Bombardier Commercial Aircraft
showcased its Q400 NextGen turboprop
airliner on Abaco, Nassau and Freeport
on April 15 giving government, Bahama-
sair representatives and other stakehold-
ers a demonstration tour of the fuel-effi-
cient, lower-emission aircraft which was
manufactured in Toronto, Ontario, and
configured with 76 seats.
"The Bahamas demonstration tour
provides an opportunity to showcase one
of the world's most technologically-ad-
vanced turboprops," said Kevin Smith,
Vice President with Bombardier. "The
Q400 NextGen aircraft's operational
flexibility, low-cost operation, reduced
environmental impact and passenger
comfort are ideally suited to the needs
of the people of The Bahamas and the
Minister of Public Works and Trans-
port, the Hon. Neko Grant, said, "One
Please see Airplane Page 9
FNM Special Awards
include three Abaconians
Bonefish tournament raised
funds for cystic fibrosis
These are some of the bonefishermen and their guides who participated in the Baker's
Bay Bonefish Classic held at Abaco Beach Resort. It is one of the fishing tournaments
in the Redbone Celebrity Tournament Series that raises money for research on cystic
fibrosis. A total of 24 anglers and 12 guides fished on the weekend of April 9 and 10.
The anglers fished with different guides each day, fishing from North Abaco to Sandy
Point. See story on page 19.
Page 2 Section B The Abaconian
Earth Day was celebrated with Science Fair
Science Fair From Page 1
given a laptop computer while the second
place winners were each given a digital
Miss Earth Bahamas had an interactive
and engaging talk with the students, en-
couraging them to preserve our crawfish
and not to eat undersized crawfish nor eat
them out of season.
The director of the Size Matters cam-
paign, d'Shan Maycock with Friends, said
that when they started the research for the
campaign one year ago, the number one
issue that came up was the overfishing of
undersized crawfish. From that starting
point they created a program to help fix
the problem to protect the crawfish for fu-
Suggestions for conserving our natural
Pick up litter when you see it.
Shop at local farmer's market and buy
Take shorter, cooler showers and use
Install a water saving shower head.
Ask your local electricity company
about its plans to offer a green energy pro-
gramme using solar or wind power.
Use environmentally friendly cleaning
Use a reusable water bottle and use a
mug for coffee or tea.
Organize a clean-up in your neigh-
Use recycled paper.
Plant a tree.
Clean a beach.
Use a reusable shopping bag for gro-
Turn off lights when you leave a room.
Pay bills online instead of receiving
bills in the mail.
Recycle aluminum cans.
Dr. Woody Bracey, well known bird expert, kept the attention of his audience of pri-
mary school students as he explained the Power Point presentation that he showed. The
students are from Amy Roberts Primary School on Green Turtle Cay. Dr. Bracey is a
second homeowner living in Treasure Cay.
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The judges of the displays are shown making notations that will add up to naming the
winners of the competitions. Four categories gave students in all grades an opportunity to
work on projects and displays. They had to explain their entries and were judged partly
on their knowledge of the subject.
Support the Cancer Society
Donate Used Items to Be Sold in
Their Thrift Shop Call 367-3744 for info
Bill Thompson or Elaine Thompson
Tel: (242) 367-2719 Cell: (242) 477-5712
Boat Harbour waterfront home,
203' water/beach, protected
One Acre 100' Beach 249,000
"All serious offers entertained"
Guana Gay Home
S$1,750,000 NOW $1,250,000
GUANA CAY i
"New" 2.5 acres 325' of
Corner hill top residential lot,
fantastic views of beach and
2/1 Cottage on 1/2 acre,
EASTERN SHORES i
Harbour View Haven & Sunrise Interior Lot 12 at Joe's Creek. Joyless Point 1.676 acre penin- Island's End waterfront 2/2 home
Cottage (great potential rental 18000 sq. ft. sula 1,000 waterfront protectedprivate dock
income) "must see" $49,500 $499,000 US569,000
May t 2010
You Can Make a Difference!
Mlay 1, 2010
May 1, 2010
The Abaconian Section B Page 3
New Prices New Listings Great Values
LUBBERS QUARTERS #5349
MIRAMAR WATERFRONT Two side by side
waterfrontIotson theSea ofAbaco & an additional inland
lot 2 bed 2 bath cottage & a dock.US$870,000.
LUBBERS QUARTERS #3785 LUBBERS QUARTERS #4939
HUMMINGBIRD COTTAGE & GARDEN COTTAGE GETAWAY ABACO OCEAN CLUB Escape from it all!
Two cottages with total 3 bed 2 bath, deeded Cozy I bed I bath cottage with A/C on the water.
dockage and beach across the street $480,000. Community dock. Extra lot available. $349,000.
LUBBERS QUARTERS #5231
LOT 4 EAST VIEW 11,181 sqt wooded lot4 ots
from east side of Lubbers on the Sea ofAbaco.
Designated dock slipto tie up to30 f boat$ 165,000.
MAN-O-WAR CAY #5064
in theAbacos,98ft dock, 1.23 acres; 360 degree views;
charming down east 3 bed cottage. US$ 1,500,000.
./ lie.' -*. .. "" ,." ril- .^ NEW LIsTING
MAN-O-WAR CAY #4336 MAN-O-WAR CAY #5353
WATERFRONT LOOKOUT HOUSE Stunning views AURORA COTTAGE Well-built 1,200 sqft
overlookingwesternharbour;2bed I bathmainhouse home, 2 bed 2 bath, central A/C. Just
with I bed I bathdockhousecottage.$1,395,000. steps from the beach. US$385,000.
.. .- a...:- -..
MARSH HARBOUR #5233 MARSH HARBOUR #4859 MARSH HARBOUR #5155
WATERFRONT ST.CHARLES PLACE SUNRISE BAY WATERFRONT GREATABACO CLUB #36 WATERFRONT-HIDEAWAY EASTERN SHORES Sea to
Stunning 4 bed 4 bath home with direct beach Spectacularhome,pool & views.4bed 4 bath,2,750 sea,l50'dock&boatliftMainhousewith I /2bed I 1/2
access and private dock slip. US$2,800,000. sq.ft. with dockage. Open to Offer $1,599,000. bath.guestquarterswith2bed 2bath.US$1,795,000.
Bill.Albury@SothebysRealty.com Bill.Albury@SothebysRealty.com Bill.Albury@SothebysRealty.com
SKY VIEW- BEST VIEWS IN
ABACO 4 bed, 360
degree views, swimming pool, recreation room,
wrap around covered porches. $1,750,000.
MARSH HARBOUR #4657
CLUB 50 ft dock with lift, meticulously appointed
sea views,also extra lot available.US$1,499,000.
MARSH HARBOUR #5151
WATERFRONT THE RESIDENCES 5 star high end
3 bed 3.5 bath at the Abaco Beach Resort and
the largest marina in the Bahamas. $1,415,000.
MARSH HARBOUR #5232
SEAGRAPE WATERFRONT 3 bed 3
bath on Eastern Shores with 2 docks,
boat lifts, swimming pool. US$985,000.
MARSH HARBOUR #4736
SUNRISE BAY #7 Beautiful 3 bed 3.5 bath home with
pool,dock slip,beach access. Very desirable family
neighbourhood. Gated community. $950,000.
MARSH HARBOUR #4989
R FANTASY -WATERFRONT GREAT CISTERN
New 4b/3b home with dockage. Gorgeous pool
with sea views. Guest Cottage. US$995,000.
MARSH HARBOUR #5162 MARSH HARBOUR #4658
WATERFRONT SUR LA MER EASTERN SHORES WATERFRONT GRANDER GREATABACO CLUB
2 bed 2 bath plus bonus room & decks.Desirable 3 bed 2 bath, add your own finishing touches.
neighbourhood. Steps to beach.US$950,000. Prime area with 55ft dock. US$549,000.
MARSH HARBOUR #5283
THOMPSON HOUSE BARRACUDA LANE
3 bed 3 bath newly built with modern
kitchen, high end appliances. $492,000.
INi UNDER CONI'RAC'T
TILLOO CAY #3657
FARSIDE Make an impression with the most unique
and desirable island estate in Abaco.5 bed 6 bath.
Hangar, dockage for 80ft vessel. US$4,850,000.
if hm .(u, *. ^1
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-TimUOO OCEANVIES -AFFORDABLE Where
can you get brand new construction with views for this
price? Short walk to beach & dockage.US$259,000.
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
i-. _-.- ... .-
TILLOO CAY #43
WATERFRONT BEACHWOOD COTTAGE
Enjoy picturesque sunsets from this cc
waterfront cottage. US$339,00
WINDING BAY #52
THE ABACO CLUB LOT #30 Be
priced beachfront estate lot available
Over 1.5 acres. US$1,750,00
S #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
1 7 #4606 ABACO OCEAN CLUB Lot 152 NEW PRICE dockage. $119,900. Laurie Schreiner
E #5049 LOT 4 EASTVIEW 11,181 sq.ft with designated dock slip. $165,000. Jane Patterson
S #4713 NORTH END LOTS 2 & 4 Beachfront. $180,000 each. Laurie Schreiner
l0 #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, 112 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.
35 Stan Sawyer
#4533 GUANA CAY Dolphin Beach Estates. Lot 68 HilltopView. $180,000. BillAlbury
I #5121 GUANA CAY Lot 32/32ATwo elevated lots total 23,000 sq.ft. 90 ft of waterfront with a
dock. $500,000.Jane Patterson
S#5237 GUANA CAY Paradise Cove Waterfront, dock plans included. $165,000. Kerry Sullivan
George Damianos Kerry Sullivan
Broker, Owner Broker
t 242.362.4211 c242.366.0163
Laurie Schreiner Jane Patterson
Estate Agent Estate Agent
t 242.367.5046 t 242.366.0035
Stan Sawyer BillAlbury
Estate Agent Estate Agent
t 242.577.0298 t 242.367.5046
Lydia Bodamer Chris Albury
Estate Agent Estate Agent
t 242.367.5046 t 242.367.5046
Member of the Bahamas MLS
#4071 BAHAMA PALM SHORES Lot 43 Good residential area. $30,000. Bill Albury
#4689 CEDAR HARBOUR NEW PRICE 2 acres, deeded water access. $55k. Lydia Bodamer
#4632 MARSH HARBOUR High Rocks waterfront lot. High elevation,views. $599k. B. Albury
#4888 TURTLE ROCKS 10 Acres Water access, good elevations. $349,000. Lydia Bodamer
#5157 TURTLE ROCKS- Hill top withView access 16,969 sq. ft. $74,500. Lydia Bodamer
#4803 TREASURE CAY Choice Canalfront Lot. $280,000. Stan Sawyer
#5053 GREAT CISTERN 3B/2.5B Sea of AbacoWaterfront. $1,500/mo.
#4858 PELICAN SHORES 3B/2B with pool, sea & harbour views. $2,500/mo.
#5055 EASTERN SHORES 4B/4B with pool & shared dock. $4,000/mo.
SEE SECTION A, PAGE 3 FOR HOPE TOWN, ELBOW CAY & SEE SECTION A CENTREFOLD FOR TREASURE CAY, GREEN TURTLE CAY & GUANA CAY
May 1st 2010
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AMaco student wins top
Family Island award
By Canishka Alexander
Last month Joy Archer of St. Francis
de Sales School was honoured at the Alpha
Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. Honours Day
program. "I was truly blessed because at
the awards ceremony, I found out that I
was the top Family Island student, and I
also won for the best essay in The Baha-
mas," she exclaimed. "God blessed me in
that respect because from the two wins, I
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Joy was joined by 51 other females from
around the country. As a part of the pro-
gram, Joy said they were featured on Ba-
hamas at Sunrise, ZNS and one of the local
radio stations in Nassau.
One of the highlights for her was meet-
ing the Hon. Charles T. Maynard, Min-
ister of Youth, Sports and Culture, who
spoke to them about future goals and gave
them sound advice to steer them in the
I Abaco students visit Nassau
Teachers and students from Agape Christian School pose with the Prime Minister, the
Rt. Hon. Hubert Ingraham, during a courtesy call in Nassau on April 19. Their trip
included visits to several other interesting and educational locations.
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of her stay
in Nassau in-
of the islands
and a visit to
of The Ba-
was well rep- rhe
resented at the competition. While visit-
ing COB, the students were given a gen-
eral knowledge test that was sectioned into
Social Studies, English and Mathematics
questions. Afterwards, they sat an essay
test, which closely resembled that of the
BGCSE English examination, she said.
The test determined the top overall stu-
dent, the top Family Island student and the
top essay competition winner. Among the
prizes given to the honourees were com-
memorative clocks, T-shirts, jewelry and
She was privileged to meet with a num-
ber of girls who had done amazing things
and who have made positive changes in
their schools and communities.
Forest Heights students get a
taste of the real world
From February 8th through the 19th, 31
Forest Heights Academy l1th grade stu-
dents "took a short intermission into the
real world of work." After choosing jobs
they felt would be of interest to them, they
wrote letters of applications and sent their
resumes. All were accepted. So with "but-
terflies" and uncertainty, they arrived un-
derstanding the true meaning of Monday
Page 4 Section B
Mlay 1, 2010
All chose interesting jobs including
medical assistants, boat mechanics, office
personnel, bank tellers, computer techni-
cians, photography, law and even an ap-
prentice pilot. While on the job they kept
journals and answered questionnaires to
help them in writing their reports for office
Their journals reflected their varied
reactions. Many enjoyed "observing the
proceedings of the job," and it was clear
that the experience along with the camara-
derie of the workplace was their paycheck.
However, most came away with a renewed
sense of what they want to do in the future.
One student defined the experience well
when she said, "For the first time, I truly
understand that when you choose a job you
love, you will never work a day in your
Forest Heights has been involved in this
program for nearly 20 years and wishes to
thank all of the businesses that have helped
to make it so successful. It is truly an im-
portant investment into our children's fu-
Emmaniqua Sawyer wins
Girls Reading Challenge
On April 22nd the awards ceremony for
the Girls Reading Challenge was held at
Central Abaco Primary School. The theme
for this Challenge was Heroes and Hero-
ines Teach Courage. Coordinator of the
Challenge Samantha Evans was pleased
that the students did a fantastic job show-
Please see School Page 6
May 1, 2010 The Abaconian Section B Page 5
Treasure Cay Properties Offered by Treasure Cay Specialists
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1. CARLETON LANDING
Prestigious Canal Front Development offering
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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
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of private boat slips. Pre-construction price
starting at $529,000 net (plus closing
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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 bedroom suite, all
ocean views with patio/ balcony
Loft bedroom/ den with ocean view
MLS $2,075,000 + 7.5% Closing
6. PALM BAY DEVELOPMENT
"Palm Bay" Unit #3 4 bed/ 3/2 bath fully fur
nished Town House with garage and boat
slip with 20' beam. Located at Palm Bay
Development 2,000 +/- sq. ft.
$655,125 EXC + 7.5%
"Palm Bay" Unit #5 Waterfront Townhouse
unit fully furnished. Lower/entry level
2 bed/1 bath with garage. Upper level
master bed with ensuite bath/living/din-
ing/kitchen/lanai. Unit has own dock,
extras GEO tracker & golf cart, 25' Caro-
lina skiff, 250 HP Evinrude engine
$1,350,000 + 7.5%
Anchorage Estates Multi-family Lots 128'
water front, 22,448 sq. ft. Good investment
Price $474,000 EXC
"NEW" STORAGE UNITS, centrally located in
Treasure Cay town centre. Storage units come
in assorted sizes for boats, cars, golf carts and
"stuff." EXC. Starting at $25,000 FGS
STORAGE / GARArE'" 1' 6" deep, 11'
8" wide UNt sale at the low
price CONT4TAC -
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. UN eF-T any special
features. ML CONT lR"P .. $460,000 FGS
GALLEON BAY ESTATES
"Fish Tales" unique canal front 3 bed / 3 bath
home on 2 full lots, 180' waterfront with 118'
serviced dock, deep water, great for larger
boat. MUST SEE! MLS$1,725,000 + 7.5%
LEEWARD BEACH ESTATES
"Trident"/"Turquoise Seas" You cannot be more
"on the beach" than in this special home.
Offering 3 bed / 3 1/2 bath in the main house
with detached garage / bed / bath / attic plus
storage. Vast deck oceanside with widow's
walk. WOW! MLS $1,999,000 + 7.5% closing
"Cross Winds" Split level CBS home extra large
lot across from 2 beach greenways. Private.
Master bed/ bath suite upstairs. Lower level 2
bed / 2 bath, cozy living room/ kitchen/
dining/ utility. Apartment annex 1bed/ 1
bed, living kitchen, enclosed patio. Plus! Plus!
Plus! MLS $755,000 + 7.5% closing
WINDWARD BEACH ESTATES
"Dream Point" Special CBS split level home
located on a corner lot near "The Point" with
two choices of direct beach access. Upper
level has master bedroom with ensuite bath
plus two guest bedrooms and bath. On the
split level there is the main entry into a large
open living/dining area, modern well
equipped kitchen. All rooms open onto a
wrap-around partially covered deck overlook
ing the garden. Ground level has an extra
large garage/ workshop with lots of storage.
EXC. $996,300 FGS
POTENTIAL DEVELOPMENT PROPERTY
6.667 acres on the highway between Treasure
Cay Resort and Treasure Cay airport. Running
from highway north to the sea of Abaco. 180'
on water front and 165' roadside, 1500' road
to water. Prime property that can be subdivid
ed, commercial and housing/condos or
subdivided into lots, commercial and resident
tial $833,375 FGS, EXC
VACANT LOTS AVAILABLE
Ocean front properties
Casuarina Beach/Ocean Blvd.
Sand Piper Beach
Sunrise Point Beginning at $1,250,000 FGS
Canal Front Beginning at $350,000 FGS
Rock Point Waterfront, bulkheaded
Beginning at $430,000 FGS
Golf Course / Interior
Beginning at $60,000 FGS
S Treasure Cay has one of the world's best Beaches, Golf Course, Tennis, full service Marina, just naming a few amenities.
Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information
We not only sell here, we live here and love it.
Mailing address: P.O. Box AB22183, Treasure Cay, Abaco, Bahamas E-mail: email@example.com
Mlay 1, 2010
Page 6 Section B
May 1, 2010
More School News
School From Page 4
casing all of the heroes and heroines in
their lives. Some of the heroes the students
spoke about included Mary, Ruth, and Sar-
ah from the Bible, the teachers and their
After the program Ms. Evans gave an
overview of the girls' performance in this
year's challenge. She told the students
that this proved to be the most challenging
theme for the girls as they had difficulty
connecting the theme to the chapter books
they read. The students wrote well for the
most part, but they did not comprehend the
The highest number of book reports suc-
cessfully written this year was 38 and this
was achieved by Emmaniqua Sawyer of
grade 6. Approximately 70 girls received
awards. The top students received a gift
bag which included chapter books, gifts,
school supplies and a certificate. The top
performers this year are Naomi Oradin,
Lens Saintolian, Emmanique Bootle, Daph-
nie Blanc, Samantha Orelien, Sancha Fran-
cois, Lakeisha Toussaint, Briantae Kelly
and Kiara Moxey. The top three students
received special decorative gift bags filled
with lots and lots of chapter books, school
supplies, fun and educational games, toys,
personal items such as cologne, scented
lotions and the like. The winner, Emma-
niqua Sawyer also received a hair coupon
to get her hair styled, a plan book, word
find speller book, dictionary, puzzles and a
laptop computer donated by Sky Bahamas.
The winning teacher, Trevor Peart, was
also awarded a prize from the committee.
The students who read one to four books
received certificates and those who read
five to10 books got books and a certificate.
Students in this competition were in
grades 4 through 6. Each year much im-
provements are seen in the reading skills
of the students. When the new school year
begins in September 2010, students will
continue to read chapter books for this
competition but in order to win the coveted
laptop, they will have to read and success-
fully write 50 book reports.
Man-O-War student wins
Grade 2 Spelling Bee
By Samantha V. Evans
On April 23 at St. Andrew's Method-
ist Church Hall 28 students took part in
the grade two Spelling Bee. The compe-
tition was fierce as these students proved
themselves to be very sharp spellers. Brit-
tany Weatherford of Man-O-War Primary
School emerged the winner, spelling the
word "straightforward," a very grown-up
word for a second grader. In second place
was Corinna Demario of Amy Roberts
Primary School on Green Turtle Cay and
third place went to Conner Lowe, also of
At the end of the competition education
superintendent Dr. Lenora Black noticed
that the students used their consonant and
vowel sounds very well along with all of
Please see School Page 7
The top students in the Girls Reading Challenge at Central Abaco Primary School all re-
ceived certificates, books and other goodies. The top three winners are shown in the front
row with gift bags. The winner received a laptop computer donated by Sky Bahamas.
These are the competitors of the Second Grade Spelling Bee. The winner was Brittany
Wiciluin, t of the Man-O-War Primary School, third from left in the front row. The
second and third place winners, Corinna Demario and Conner Lowe, center front row,
were both from Amy Roberts Primary School.
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the other rules of spelling they have been
taught. It is during competitions like these
that let teachers know what skills the stu-
dents have learned and grasped. She added
that students will be sitting GLAT, GLCT,
Iowa Math and Rigby Reading exams very
soon to further test their competency lev-
els. Dr. Black is sure that when scores are
compared nationally, Abaco students will
be among the best in the Bahamas.
The top three students received a trophy
along with the winning school. All other
participants were presented with a certifi-
Basketball League 2010
By Mirella Santillo
Started in January with games and jam-
borees all through February and March,
the school Basketball League's season,
involving seven schools, culminated the
end of March in a weekend of games. In
first place was S.C. Bootle High School.
Elimination games for second, third and
fourth place winners in the boys under 17
age group were held after school on the
Friday while championship qualifications
games were played on Saturday afternoon.
The three final championship games for
Please see School Page 8
Capt. Perry Thomas
Realtor, Office Manager
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Endless Summer #508. Eastern Shores, 2 story, 4 bedrooms, 3 bath-
rooms. 210' water frontage, 80'
dock, 6' low water, 9,000 lb. boat
lift. Cypress ceiling and interior
walls, laundry room, single car
garage, carport, 15 KW back-up
generator. Reduced from $1,675.000 to $ 1,412,500.00 gross
Great Business Opportunity #506 A restaurant that is ready to go
with all the necessary equipment
needed to operate this lovely
building, has sea views, is on
Triplex in Great Cistern # 902 Two 2 bedroom I bath and one I
bedroom I bath, beautifully landscape
and furnished. Lot size 17,250 sq. ft.
Reduced Price $315,000 gross
Duplex in Central Pines New
Listing #903 One 3 bedroom
2 bathroom and a 2 bedroom
I bath apt located in Central
Pines. Reduced to $241,875
New Listing Duplex in Marsh Harbour #1028 two 2
bedroom one bath on huge lot
over 18,000 sq ft, covered front
entrances and covered back
porches, Central a/c on both
sides, fully furnished, fenced-in
back yard, whole property landscaped. Reduced Price $395,000
Forest Drive Murphy Town Duplex #810 two 2 bd rm, 2 bth
fully furnished. New price $268,800
Murphy Town #002 three bedroom two bathroom home $172,250
Murphy Town Triplex #012 three one bedroom one bathroom apts
Marsh Harbour #790 Vacant lot with beautiful walls, huge entrance
gate with brick pavers at two entranc-
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Dundas Town House and Duplex #786 & 784 Two 2 bed-
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Home Off Forest Drive #778 3 br 2bth home on lot 90x131
ready to move in $190,400 gross
New Listing Duplex Central Pines #796 two 2 br, 2 bth
1b apts, beautifully landscaped.
New building $293,800 gross
New listing Home off Forest Drive, Dundas Town
#798 3 br, 2 bth, laundry
rm, tv rm, living & dinning
rm, single carport and cov-
ered front porch. $299,450
New Listing Duplex Central Pines #914 two 2 br,lbr
brand new never lived in
Murphy Town #0387, a 2 bed, 2 bath home with an
attached I bed I bath apt, with
central a/c and a huge fenced-in
yard 200 ft length and 70 ft in
depth. $258,272 gross
Three Unit Town House #0711 3 two bedroom one bath
all with beautiful ocean view
from upstairs balcony. Property
13,690 sq. ft. $320,000
Murphy Town Apartment #004 two 2 bedroom one bathroom
Murphy Town Triplex #009 three two bedroom one bathroom apts.
&_ 1 $295,000
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New listing Duplex Marsh Harbour #800 two 2 br, I bth
apts near M&R Food Store $156,600 gross
Duplex #0713 & 0715 2 bedroom, I bath and I bedroom, I bath house
in Dundas Town $260,000
Reduced oceanfront lot on Tilloo Cay with beach access and
shared do ck Lot size sq ft 0.73 acres 103ft on water and 315 ft. Best price
on Tilloo Cay, will not last long. Must sell, owner leaving island. Further reduced
from $278,400 to $175,000 gross
For sale 15 acres of land at Baker's Heights near
Leisure Lee off the Treasure Cay Highway. Priced at $450,000, This property
will go fast. Call today.
For sale three lots located on South Lubbers Quarters in the
Abaco Ocean Club Estate. Lots number II, 44, 112. These lots are priced
individually. 11,022 sf. $88,000 gross
Lot #44 13,307 sf $98,000 gross Lot # 112 20,485 sf. $175,000 gross
Two lots 84 ft. x 100 ft. near Treasure Cay, one mile
northwest of Treasure Cay School. $49,500 each
Best prices in Yellowwood big lots on hillside with views near
Winding Bay and the Abaco Club
Lot# 7 G3 size 12,600 s.f. $57,200 gross
Lot # 7 G4 size 12,600 s.f. $57,200 gross
Best prices on vacant lots in Marsh Harbour.
4 lots 10,286.1 sq. ft. $59,659 each 2 lots 12,086.1 sq. ft. $70,099 each
4 lots in Murphy Town, water view, across from Abaco Block
and Concrete, commercial. Sold separately 3 lots $48,614 each, I at $48,730
Off Forest Drive lot with Foundation for a 2br/2bth house.
Price $28,500 gross
Bahama Coral Island lot size 10,066 sq ft corner lot $29,434 gross
Bahama Coral Island lot size 10,330 sq ft with foundation that is
80% finished. $34,200 gross
Hillside lot wi Dundas Town #502
$18,600 gross \ C RACT
Triplex #504, one three-bedroom two-bathroom that is 1950 sq ft on
the top floor and 2 Two-bedroom one-bath apartments on the bottom floor,
property is 90 x 100 Appraised at $ 440,000 This month sales price $434,600
New listing Large Vacant lot Central Pines 22,047 sq
ft. $43,320 gross
Treasure Cay Rock Point vacant waterfront lots $406,000 gross
Treasure Cay Golf Course lot $63,250
Bahama Coral Island four lots priced at $22,800, $25,080,
New Listing Two Lots in Dundas Town Front Street
one 13,999 sq ft. Price $43,096 gross; one 13911 sq ft Price $42,845 gross
One Lot in Central Pines 11,200 sq ft Price $30,800 gross
One corner lot in Bahama Coral Island Price $26,220
New Listing Lot in Great Cistern on main road 11,237 sq ft,
perfect for a home site 81.38 feet on road and 136.53 depth $75,000 gross
Eleuthera northeast near Savannah Sound 20 acres of
waterfront and beachfront land with high elevation $1,650,000 gross
New Listing One half of a Duplex #1075 2br 2bth unit in
Freeport on Kitchener Avenue, furnished. Asking Price $88,800 gross
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street, 2br I bth. Asking price $168,000 gross.
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first and second place in the Senior Girls
category, the under 17 boys and the senior
boys followed. It was not until late evening
that the championship competition ended
with very competitive games between the
Agape Christian School's Eagles and the
S.C. Bootle Dynamic Dolphins in the girls
league, the S.C. Bootle Dynamic Dolphins
and the St Francis de Sales Tornadoes in
the Junior boys category and the S.C. Boo-
tle Dynamic Dolphins and the Abaco Cen-
tral High School Marlins in the senior cat-
egory. In the senior girls game the Agape
Christian Eagles took the lead for a win.
It should be noted that S.C. Bootle High
School has produced great performances
this year in basketball (that school's teams
were in all the final games), in the inter-
schools sports competition and in the Na-
tional Track & Field events.
All the season's games were played at
the Agape Christian School Gymnasium
and were well attended by school mates
Baker's Bay organizes
workshop for students
By Canishka Alexander
As part of a community effort, Athena
Russell, Human Resource Coordinator for
Baker's Bay Golf and Ocean Club, orga-
nized a work-readiness workshop for high
school students. Ms. Russell has found that
young people who are looking for jobs are
not well dressed or well groomed and lack
valuable information that is required for
the job they are seeking.
"So we decided to go through a series
of information that would focus on the job
interview, how it begins from the first tele-
phone call, making sure everyone knows
you are expecting a phone call from a par-
ticular person so the phone is answered
with proper etiquette," Russell explained.
"On the job interviews making sure
you're fully dressed and groomed. We're
looking for conservative dressing, smart
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She described how difficult it was for her
to get to where she is now, but the journey
was worth it. "Look at what you're good
at," she advised. "Because normally what
you're good at it's where you're going to
She noted that sometimes there are de-
tails that are overlooked when applicants
are filling out employment forms. Some-
times people write anything when they are
asked for the position they want to fill. She
warns against this because as she pointed
out at Baker's Bay, the company is look-
ing for stars. Instead, students should write
what they are interested in, and if they are
not fully qualified, training is available.
"We really thought it fair to work with
our grade 12 students who are about to
come out of the high school system and
into the job market those who are not
able to go off to college so we want to
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readiness seminar for high school 12th graders to prepare the students who will not be
going away for further education in ways to go about applying for work. The team cov-
ered etiquette, dress, resumes and attitudes. The two presenters shown are Clyde Bain,
Manager of Secury and Elinar Petitphait, Security Supervisor. The seminar was held on
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More School News
School FromPage8 Sports show features
ensure that they have all of the informa- athletes from
don they need for a good interview and Moore's Island
toward setting themselves up and ensuring By Canishka Alexander
that they are prepared for the workforce." Carlos Mackey, host of the Best of
Ms. Russell was pleased with how atten- ,
Sports World, and Kenrick Andrews, pro-
tive the students were and by their eager- re,
duction manager, visited Moore's Island
ness to ask questions. Many of the students on April 13 to April 16 to do a taping with
w d ay f g be p d T on April 13 to April 16 to do a taping with
walked away feeling better prepared. The the athletes there. During the National
the athletes there. During the National
remainder of the workshop was dedicated High Schol Trak and Field Chaion
High School Track and Field Champion-
to resumewritingships in Nassau on March 11 to 13, Laron
Facility managers treats Hield, Peron Davis, Elroy McBride and
to a Support Staff Day Trevon Green of Moore's Island All-Age
By Canishka Alexander School, placed first in the 4 x 100 relay.
Many facility managers were in atten- Because of their excellent performance,
dance at St. Andrews Methodist Hall on Mr. Mackey traveled to Moore's Island to
March 29 as they met with education of- meet with the young men. As he stated,
ficials from the Department of Education he is looking to take our athletes to the
and speakers that were scheduled through- world. He felt that Pastor Anthony Wil-
out the day. liams has done a fantastic job with the ath-
Dr. Lenora Black, District Superinten- letes. "What's interesting about it is these
dent, introduced guest speaker Evange- athletes are only juniors in high school,
list Christine Curry of New Hope Baptist and they went beat the best in Nassau," he
Church, who encouraged the participants declared.
to continue to foster excellence in their Even more astounding are the conditions
workplace. Later the facility managers the athletes train under, Andrews said. He
took part in a number of games organized calls it a Cinderella story. "What I saw in
by Sandy Edwards, education officer. practice I can only call them world-class
Three more presenters were introduced: athletes. I am just glad to be here to tell
Carlene Farquharson talked about the im- the story, and show The Bahamas what the
portance of having a will and explained island is producing through the program
legal terminology; Nurse Edith Miller en- down there in Moore's Island and show
courage the staff to lead a healthy life; The Bahamas what conditions the athletes
and Emma Dawkins of the National Insur- are training in, which are not good."
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Ross Gray, Sales Director for Bombar-
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Derek Clark, also with Bombardier,
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Page 10 Section B The Abaconian
.. Chinese agriculture
By Larry Smith
After trumpeting Chinese investment
in "a very large agricultural project" on
Abaco that would be up and running by
September, senior government officials are
now backing off the subject.
Chinese experts visited Abaco at least
twice recently with a view to developing
vegetable, fruit and livestock production
on 5,000 acres of prime land. Published
reports say the Chinese are also talking
about food processing plants and providing
millions of dollars in supplies and equip-
ment to local farmers.
But Agriculture Minister Larry Cart-
wright and Bahamas Agricultural and In-
dustrial Corporation chief Edison Key both
said a few days ago there is nothing to
discuss. Their reticence probably has a lot
to do with the undercurrent of opposition
to the Chinese initiative among Abaco's
farmers and environmentalists.
"You just want to write about that so
people can jump down my throat," Mr.
Key told me when I asked whether it was
he or the Chinese who had initiated the
I spoke to Mr. Key at the All-Abaco
Agribusiness Expo in Marsh Harbour over
the weekend a colourful event that pro-
vided a good feel for the state of agricul-
ture on the one island where it has enjoyed
the most success. It was opened by the
Prime Minister, who acknowledged that
while food security was a serious matter,
government agricultural aid over the years
had produced little value for money.
Although Abaco briefly exported sisal,
pineapples and citrus in the 19th century,
modern commercial farming began in
the early 1950s, with the arrival of a re-
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tired American industrialist named James
Crockett at a time when thousands of Ba-
hamians were still working on Florida
farms because of the lack of opportunities
at home. Crockett bought more than 2,000
acres of Crown land near Marsh Harbour
to start the Heveatex Plantation. And a
young Edison Key became his diesel me-
Ten years later Owens-Illinois ex-
changed its logging concession for 20,000
acres of land south of Marsh Harbour that
it cleared to grow sugar cane. A process-
ing plant was built, the remains of which
can still be seen near Snake Cay, but after
two years of losses the company realized
Abaco could not grow a cane crop good
enough to produce raw sugar profitably.
By 1978 the cane plantation had revert-
ed to the government, and it is this already
prepared land that BAIC is now leasing
to local farmers at $25 per acre per year.
Also on offer is land north of Treasure Cay
that was originally farmed by Edison Key
and Morton Sawyer in the 1970s.
"I shipped 600,000 bushels of cucum-
bers a year to the U.S. in the 70s," Mr.
Key told me on Saturday, "and we also
grew peppers and tomatoes. Then we con-
verted to citrus, which was a year-round
crop and less labour intensive. We have the
potential to feed this country and to export
- but you have to have the labour."
In the late 1980s the original Key-Saw-
yer farm was renamed Bahama Star. It
continued to export limes, grapefruits, or-
anges and lemons to Florida until the early
2000s, when citrus canker disease forced
the industry to shut down. In 2005 all the
orchards were destroyed by government
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Sday athe fair. Starting at noon,
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ite the JNite Boat Parade
The route will take them from Black Sound, White Sound,
Settlement Creek and ending at the Main Dock at Settlement Point.
Santa and his elves will be at the Festival Site passing out gifts
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This left only a handful of viable farm-
ing operations on Abaco, most of which
had booths at the agribusiness expo. They
include Nick Miaoulis' Neem farm, which
packages some 20 different organic prod-
ucts made from the oil and leaves of the
7,000 Neem trees he planted on 120 acres
south of Marsh Harbour. Native to South
Asia, Neem has proven pharmaceutical
The Abaco Sod Farm has leased 400
acres of the old cane plantation and ships
some 100 pallets of grass sod a week to
Nassau. Abaco Big Bird produces thou-
sands of chickens for the local and Nas-
sau markets. Mel Wells' Pepperpot Farms
plants seven acres of vegetables at a time
and produces honey from 30 beehives.
Lightbourne Farms grows hydroponic pro-
duce on 10 acres near Spring City. And
Pauline Sawyer plants about 50 acres of
vegetables that are mostly marketed in
Nassau. All told, there are about 20 small
farmers that sell to the Abaco market.
Those I spoke to at the expo had serious
misgivings about the Chinese, fearing that
any large-scale project would flood the lo-
cal market and put them out of business.
But obviously, much of their apprehension
is fed by a lack of information. And since
top government officials have backed off
the subject, clarification is hard to come
Initial reports said the Chinese were in-
terested in large-scale farming of vegeta-
bles, fruit and livestock. They proposed a
processing plant, cannery and abattoir and
said they would give local farmers as much
as $8 million dollars in equipment as well
as six 40-foot trailers filled with coconut
and pineapple slips, seeds and other sup-
"The extent to which they will be in-
volved at this point we have not deter-
mined, but they are interested in helping in
all areas," Edison Key was earlier quoted
as saying. One question to be answered
is why? Are we talking about an aid pro-
gramme like the US-led Bahamas Agricul-
tural, Research and Training and Develop-
ment project on Andros in the 1970s? Or
will this be a Chinese-operated commercial
farm? Or what?
Well, as I said, those in a position to
know are not talking. But we do know
there has been recent interest in large-scale
land acquisitions in developing countries
for farm production as a hedge against ris-
ing food prices. The countries acquiring
such land include China, South Korea and
the Arab Gulf states, all of which have ma-
jor official reserves derived from oil rev-
enues or trade surpluses.
China already operates a number of
1,000 hectare (2471 acres) Friendship
Farms in several African countries that
are owned by Chinese state enterprises. In
fact, it is estimated that a million Chinese
farm labourers are working in Africa, but
most products from these farms are mar-
keted locally. And since China is a net
food exporter, analysts tend to discount
the food security argument as a motive for
Chinese agricultural investment overseas.
Chinese companies already have big
investments in The Bahamas, especially
Hutchison Whampoa, the Hong Kong-
based conglomerate, in Freeport. China
is financing the Baha Mar project on New
Providence and eyeing other projects
on Grand Bahama. In fact, it is playing
a strong role throughout the region as a
member of the Caribbean Development
Bank and the Inter-American Development
Bank, which it joined two years ago with a
contribution of $350 billion.
A high-level delegation of Chinese of-
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ficials and business leaders visited Nassau
last year and signed a series of economic
deals, including an investment agreement,
a multi-million dollar loan to build a high-
way to Nassau's international airport, and
additional support for the sports stadium
now being built by the same Chinese enter-
prise that is interested in agricultural devel-
opment on Abaco.
Analysts say China's strategy in the Ca-
ribbean is driven by a desire to invest its
huge US currency reserves in projects to
ensure regional support for China in multi-
lateral organizations and to isolate Taiwan
on the world stage. But we are left to spec-
ulate on such matters since information is
such a scarce commodity in The Bahamas
- particularly when it is controlled by the
"When Owens-Illinois cleared all that
land for the sugar plantation in the 60s,
the government didn't consult anyone and
no one had anything to say about it," Key
told me indignantly. "It's not easy being in
government, you know. We have to find
jobs for the thousands of kids coming out
of school every year or they will eat us. The
environmentalists don't create any jobs."
That reference was a response to con-
cerns raised about pollution from unregu-
lated farming projects. Former agricultural
officer John Hedden, writing in The Aba-
conian newspaper, pointed out that "The
northern Bahamas holds the total potable
water reserves for the whole of the country;
and this reserve is non-renewable when it
is destroyed, it is lost for ever. This also
applies to our wetlands, our marls and our
creek systems. These are all extensions of
this one fresh water system and serve to
nurture our fisheries.
"With such a large area going into food
production, the environment, the land, the
fresh water aquifer, the native ecosystems
and our unique biodiversity will be threat-
ened. Systems and controls must be put in
place. Are we going to allow an unmoni-
tored agricultural enterprise threatening
the largest fresh water lens of the island
because it will provide a few menial jobs?"
And the number of jobs that will be cre-
ated by a potential Chinese investment is
another key unknown (no pun intended).
According to the BAIC chief, all skilled
labourers on previous American- or Baha-
mian-owned commercial farms have been
Bahamians. In fact, Key himself is a prime
example of one of these who went on to
become a successful export farmer. And he
is the first to acknowledge that one of the
government's concerns would be the num-
ber of Chinese involved.
According to Ejnar Cornish, who heads
BAIC's Abaco office, Bahamians should
have an open mind and learn as much from
the Chinese as they can if the project be-
comes a reality. "Mr. Key has been work-
ing hard to get the Chinese in here because
he wants The Bahamas to be able to feed
itself," Cornish said. "He has continued to
dialogue with Chinese investors and great
progress is being made."
Meanwhile, Hedden's view is that for
agriculture to create jobs for Bahamians,
rather than Haitians or Chinese, we need
to encourage entrepeneurship. "The fear
is that the Chinese will take advantage of
what we have in the short term and leave
us with a massive pollution problem from
overuse of chemical fertilizers and pesti-
cides. They will put their product on the
local market and Bahamian farmers may as
well kiss their livelihood goodbye. Market
garden and backyard farming is the only
This is similar to the view held by Ian
Goodfellow, who runs a successful four-
acre market garden farm, restaurant and
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gourmet shop near the airport in Nassau.
He believes that small operations focusing
on agricultural tourism are the key to suc-
cess in the Bahamas. And Keith Campbell
of the agricultural producers association
insists that no foreigners should be allowed
to invest in agriculture without significant
"All agricultural land that has been pre-
viously cleared and tilled should be strictly
reserved for use by Bahamians," he wrote
recently in the Bahama Journal. "Abso-
lutely no foreign investor should be grant-
ed access to this land unless they are part
of a joint venture with Bahamians, helping
to develop our indigenous food production
Any Chinese initiative should be mod-
elled on the BARTAD project in Andros,
he said, with Bahamian satellite farmers in
a cooperative structure tied into a central
hub targeting the domestic and export mar-
Despite the incessant talk about agricul-
ture, The Bahamas is hardly an ideal en-
vironment. Physical conditions are harsh,
rainfall is erratic, irrigation is lacking,
crops require heavy inputs of costly fertil-
izers and pesticides, economies of scale are
impossible to achieve, distribution systems
are undeveloped and production relies al-
most exclusively on immigrant labour.
But there have been some successes in
the past, and Edison Key represents one
of those successes. So if he is convinced
that Chinese or American investment
in our agricultural sector would be a good
thing, he should be prepared to explain and
Major projects in our small island com-
munities demand full discussion so that
any negatives involved can be addressed.
And there is certainly no shortage of failed
grandiose projects to point to in this re-
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By Canishka Alexander
Willis Weatherford, proprietor of Pop's
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problem that took him almost 13 years to
find a solution for. It was worth the wait.
Mr. Weatherford realized that Aba-
co had a major problem with stray dogs
whether it involved their chasing people or
overturning trash cans. When the dump-
site recently closed in Dundas Town, he
asked if he could use the old dumpsite for
an animal shelter. It would help to get the
stray dogs out of town. They agreed, and
with the help of volunteers and corporate
sponsors, the work for the animal shelter
"We have lots of people who wanted to
help feed the animals. We just needed a
place to start, so I decided to do something
about it. We can't fix them all or take care
of the entire problem, but every one that
we bring out here, we'll be helping the en-
tire community," he said. "I'm trying to
just get the dogs off the street in general."
So far, he's mainly received donations
of material. He has been sending letters to
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Page 12 Section B The Abaconian
South Abaco News
By Lee Pinder
Another boat stolen
Junior Albury, a local fisherman, had
his boat taken the first week in April from
his mooring in Casuarina Point. He had ex-
tra containers of gasoline aboard it.
Supt. Curry, who was present at our
last Town Meeting, warned our residents
about the latest crime spree of stolen boats.
It seems the thieves have a preference for
Yamaha motors and, in this particular
case, knew that the owner had lots of extra
fuel on board as well as some other very
Let us hope Supt. Curry and his team
soon catch the culprits.
Troy Sands of Cherokee Sound took De-
nise Archer as his bride on April 2 at the
home of Dr. Fifer on the Eastern Shores
FIlow Room nTown 1jr f-CAk
Fib6ow Catj fHope Town Village
beaclfront pool & dock Leaci-ifont, rental
in Marsh Harbour. After the honeymoon
the couple will make their home in Yel-
low Wood just outside Cherokee. Mrs.
Archer is a dentist with an office upstairs
over Auskell Clinic in Marsh Harbour and
Mr. Sands is a cabinet maker and an ac-
complished carpenter with Trevor Sawyer
Our heartfelt congratulations to the new-
lyweds. We wish them a long and happy
Easter Egg Hunt
The Easter Bunny must had sent out in-
vitations to all because little children came
from near and far to take part in the annual
Easter Egg Hunt in Cherokee on Easter
Monday. The weather was exceptionally
nice, and the parents seem to enjoy the oc-
casion as much as the children. The event
has been planned each year by Vashti Al-
bury and Doreen Albury with lots of help
from the mothers. Besides the actual hunt
for the eggs, there were other games with
prizes and refreshments, and everyone
seemed to enjoy themselves immensely.
Commonwealth Day March 10th -
the students celebrated with the flags and
statistics of the various Commonwealth
countries. They went online and found out
how to say "Hello" in the country that they
had chosen as their subject as well as a
recipe for a local dish from their country.
They voted to experiment by making the
Canadian pancakes as a special treat some-
Math Fair March 25th This event
was a huge success with the children. It
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was not only a good experience, but a fun
way for the children to put their math skills
to use by solving the riddles or problems
presented. The students wrote a paper as
homework on what they liked about the
Fun Day March 29th Once again
team Ospreys were victorious with a total
of 41 points. A variety of games was on the
agenda such as egg'n spoon, three-legged
race, egg toss and tug-a-war. Better luck
next time, Eagles.
Annual Easter Egg Competition -
April 31st In grades one to three George
Weatherford came first, Robbie Weather-
ford second and Rachael Sands took third
Buttons, a potcake belonging to Bonnie and H
Cherokee Sound, was o,'ifitic with wheels a
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dinner tickets were sold and everyone said
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ifbtureiQ oK 3Jamily and Jkinc3
The funeral service for Cynthia Elea-
nor Marina Hall, 69, who died in Boyn-
ton Beach, Florida, on April 5 was held
in Nassau on 14th April 14. Interment was
also in Nassau.
Mrs. Hall was predeceased by her par-
CQ ,whi Eleanor Hall
Kenney, Charlyene and
Elizabeth Albury and her
husband Ray, Carolyn Bethel and her hus-
band Gladwyn. She is survived by her hus-
band Capt. Reginald Albert (Al) Eugene
Hall; sisters-in-law Beverly Roberts, Mae
Roberts, Dorothea Hall, Bea Sands and
her husband Tony, Geanette Albury and
her husband Lonnie; brothers-in-law Jim
Hall, Evan Hall and his wife Juanita and
Oswald Hall; nephews Henry Roberts and
his wife Kelly, Scott Roberts and his wife
Sunni, Stephen Roberts and his wife Bet-
ty, Thomas Albury and his wife Dorothy,
Gregory Albury, John Hall and his partner
Eva, Arnold Hall and his wife Bonnie and
their son Albert, Wayne Hall, John Hall,
Stephen Hall, Cameron Knowles and his
wife Gina, David Hall, Ricky Hall, Lu-
can Hall and Austin Hall; nieces Stephanie
Treco and her husband Tony, Deann Dar-
ville and her husband Trevan, Mary Parks
and her husband Richard, Karen Sands and
her husband David, Bernadette Hall and
her partner Ricky Roberts, Kristi Wong,
Lonette Ferguson, Fallon Albury, Misty
Hall, Angelique Hall and Jessi Hall; niece-
in-law Sharon Albury; grandnieces Gina
Pinder, Christina McIntosh, Alana Car-
roll, Lori Higgs Thompson, Robin Hall,
Tori Hall, Victoria Albury, Jamie Hall,
Taylor Hall, Kianna Hall, Katrina Hall,
Vera Hall, Mackenlee Ferguson; great-
grandnieces Taryn Carroll and Mia Sam;
grandnephews Tracy Roberts, Philip Rob-
erts, Stuart Roberts, Ryan Higgs, Damien
Albury, Jonathan Albury, Christopher Al-
bury, Joshua Hall, Joshua Wong, Gabriel
Wong, Peyton Sawyer, Zachary Knowles,
Connor Knowles, Nathaniel Hall; great-
grandnephews Rocky Thompson, Ricky
Roberts and Cameron Sam; godchild
Christina McIntosh and many other family
members and friends.
Perley Horatio Roberts was born in
Hope Town on the 9th April, 1929, to the
late Gurney and Lena Roberts. When he
left school at the age of 14, he went to Pine
Ridge to work in the lumber yard. Later
he was an engineer on the mailboat Stede
Bonnet and also worked on a number of
Perley Horatio Roberts
sea, he worked as a plumber and electri-
cian and obtained his electrician's license.
Perley worked not only on Man-O-War
but on Hope Town, Guana Cay or wher-
ever he was needed. He was the first per-
son on Abaco to work with PVC products
in his plumbing. These products were in-
troduced to him by Mr. Rich Downey of
Perley married Sheila Rose Sawyer of
Green Turtle Cay and they had four chil-
dren: Richard, Janice, Sherry and Mark.
He is survived by his wife Sheila; son
and his wife Richard and Martha; daughter
and her husband Janice and Jay; daughter
and her husband Sherry and Warren; son
and his wife Mark and Margarita; grand-
children and their families Rich, Netica,
Makayla and Erica; Pete, Rebekah, Fe-
licia and Aaliyah; Doug, Natasha, Keira
and Kadyn; Kelly Mark, M.J. and Walk-
er; Jennisan and Janice; brothers Ray
and Louvinas (deceased); sisters Maggie
and Nettie; stepsister Ruby (deceased);
stepbrothers Donald (deceased), Calvert,
Clyde, Vespar and Roland; sisters-in-law
Ida, Adrian, Josephine, Ann, Evelyn, Bar-
bara, Sylvia Vaughn, Gloria, Joy and Syl-
via Pearce; brothers-in-law Robert, Gar,
Sylvan, Chris, Jerry, Windsor, David
Vaughn, David Chioda, Carrol and Ro-
swell (deceased); many nieces and neph-
ews; and many other relatives and friends.
William Alvin Thorndycraft On
April 9, 2010, after a short illness, Bill
Thorndycraft passed peacefully away at
his residence on Abaco.
Left to mourn are his wife Sandra,
his daughter Conya Pinder, his grandson
Thomas, son-in-law Danny, three step-
Keith and ,
brother Jim Bill Thorndycraft
ily, brother-in-law Gordon and family, the
family of his late wife Yvonne, his fellow
Elders of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Kirk,
good friends in Canada and former Scouts
and Cubs on Abaco. The funeral will be
held at New Visions on 1 May 2010. Flow-
ers are gratefully declined. Donations may
be made to the Kirk of the Pines Building
Shelter From Page 77
soon he will be putting up flyers to spread
the word and selling T-shirts that bear the
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He expects to have "a decent place" to-
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which will be called Pop's Animal Shelter.
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Three FNM Abaco members are honoured
FNM From Page 7
ment." Ann Parotti and Robert Sweeting
were present to receive their awards but
Everette Bootle was unable to attend so his
award was accepted by his son, Desmond,
who was in Nassau at the time.
Mrs. Parotti is one of the great ma-
triarchs of the FNM. Her involvement
with the FNM spans three decades as she
proudly states that she was at the meeting in
Nassau in 1970 when the United Bahamian
Party and the Free PLP merged to become
the Free National Movement. Her first
bout with campaigning was for a constitu-
ency in Nassau when she remembers hav-
ing a cutlass thrown at her. At election time
Mrs. Parotti was well known for having
her yard festooned with pictures of all the
candidates, and people would come from all
Ann Parotti with her plaque
over to look at her display. Although never
a candidate herself, she has always thrown
herself fully behind whichever party candi-
date was playing a pivotal role in the cam-
paign. Since relocating to Abaco, she has
continued to use her energy and resources to
play a crucial role in all of the campaigns.
Mr. Sweeting, OBE, was born on Man-
O-War and was educated at the local All
the FNM at
of the South
tion for many years. He entered front line
politics when elected to Parliament on the
FNM ticket for the Hope Town constitu-
ency in 1992 and was reelected in 1997 and
2002. Having served for 15 years as Mem-
ber of Parliament for South Abaco he was
very humbled and appreciative to receive
his award in recognition of those years of
service to the party. Although Mr. Sweet-
ing chose to retire from front line politics
in 2007, he has continued to work closely
with the party to ensure that Mr. Edison
Key retained the South Abaco seat for the
FNM to form the government.
Mr. Bootle is a Cooper's Town native,
attended the All Age School there and has
since led a full life of service and devo-
tion to his community and country. Mr.
Bootle's political activism started in the
1962 general elections, the same time as
the Universal Adult Suffrage for Women.
All political parties have benefitted from
was politi- a
ing his cous-
sive Liberal Everette Bootle
eventually stepped aside for the current
Prime Minister in the Cooper's Town con-
stituency. Mr. Bootile resigned from the
By Canishka Alexander
Camp Good Days' Bahamas regional rep-
resentative Joseph Kohler goes by the name
of Mr. Shark Bite, but that's another story.
However, the story he came to share
with Abaco was about Camp Good Days.
He was joined by Sylvia Poitier and her
son, Vance Poitier, who has the sickle cell
disease. Sylvia said the disease was also
passed on to her daughter, Vashti.
While Vance's fight is ongoing, he re-
mains optimistic. "I don't see it as a dis-
ease; I see it as a blessing. I get to see the
world," he said, defiantly.
Mrs. Poitier learned about the camp
about three years ago while Vance attended
school in Freeport. They were interested in
having children with cancer and other life-
threatening illnesses visit the camp. The
camp is open to campers from ages five to
18 years. International weeks are from the
mid to end of July every year.
PLP following Mr. Ingraham in 1986 and
rallied his support to the FNM when Mr.
Ingraham became leader. He is a political
enthusiast and has continued as a Council
Representative from 1992 until recently
when he stepped aside for another genera-
tion to fulfill its obligations to the party.
"It is now time for the younger generation
to step up to the plate," says Mr. Bootle,
though his political passion has not dimin-
ished since he continues to closely moni-
tor the political culture in The Bahamas.
"I deem this award a great honour and
am very appreciative of the thought," he
Vance has earned the position as a coun-
selor in training the first time the title
has been bestowed on anyone from The
Bahamas. He said the Bahamian students
are generally the most popular among all
the children who visit the camp.
He expressed gratitude to several resort
managers on Abaco who have been espe-
The camp was founded 30 years by Gary
Mervis, whose daughter was diagnosed
with brain cancer. After his daughter un-
derwent a slew of chemotherapy and radia-
tion regimes, Mervis realized that cancer
was not made for children. He borrowed
a camp on Keuka Lake in New York and
invited other children with cancer to the
camp with their parents and doctors.
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and Special Times can contact Joseph
Kohler on Grand Bahamas at (242)373-9103
or Sylvia Poitier on Abaco at 365-0025.
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The Abaconian Section B Page 15
IMoores' Island Newsl
Moore's Island "Size
On April 20 the students at Moore's Is-
land All Age School were treated to a spe-
cial assembly by Friends of the Environ-
ment. Education Officer d'Shan Maycock
and Executive Director Kristin Williams
travelled to Moore's Island to speak about
FRIENDS' new Size Matters campaign
aimed at reducing juvenile lobster fish-
ing on Abaco. Campaign mentors from
the sponsoring organization, Rare based
in Arlington, Virginia, were in attendance
for this special visit.
Mrs. Maycock spoke to the students
about the need to protect our juvenile lob-
ster populations if we want to enjoy them
now and in the future. The crawfish indus-
try is one of the biggest industries not just
on Abaco but the entire Bahamas, bringing
in millions of dollars each year. "It is up
to us to take ownership in our resources,"
Mrs. Maycock stated. "We cannot just
leave it up to the fishermen but everyone
plays a role in their protection."
Lobsters are not just important for the
economy but also for the marine environ-
ment as they are indicators of reef health
and biodiversity on the reef as they are
food to other marine life such as Nas-
sau Grouper, sharks and trigger fish. She
pointed out that one lobster can produce
as many as two million eggs but they must
first survive their journey in ocean cur-
rents before they are able to move into the
mangroves and develop into juvenile craw-
fish where they can take up to three years
to mature. "That is why it is important to
wait until lobsters reach the legal size limit
of 5 /2 inches before fishing them, as that
will ensure that they are able to reproduce
at least once in their lifetime."
A special feature of the assembly was
the introduction of the campaign mascot,
Spike, who made a brief appearance greet-
ing students and teachers. Students were
quizzed and rewarded with campaign ma-
terials such as key chain tape measures,
bumper stickers, t-shirts and pins as they
danced around to the campaign song sung
by Eugene Davis, a local artist who has
roots on Moore's Island.
Moore's Island Fisher-
men Learn about 'Size
On a recent visit to Moore's Island,
campaign manager d'Shan Maycock met
with fishermen on Moore's Island to talk
about the Size Matters campaign. In a ca-
sual conversation by the dock fishermen
talked about issues regarding the crawfish
industry on their island. "Divers continue
to fish juvenile crawfish [because there's
a market for it]," stated Harold Gaitor.
"They know it is wrong but they continue
to do it. If we continue, we will only hurt
ourselves in the long run."
Mr. Ishmael Williams, local Marine Of-
ficer stationed on Moore's Island, talked
about international pressures which The
Bahamas is facing to ensure that fisher-
men are complying with international
standards for the export of lobsters out
of the country." This will be a challenge
for a lot of fishermen but we know that
Floyd Lowe at 90 is oldest
Green Turtle Cay resident
Floyd Lowe is shown here with his granddaughter-in-law,
Stacy Lowe, at a recent gathering to hear about the com-
On April 15th the
second in a series of
held at the Capt. Ro-
land Roberts House
on Green Turtle
Cay. A standing-
was entertained by
Mr. Floyd Lowe,
the oldest living resi-
dent on Green Turtle
Cay. The recorded
interview done by
in-law, Stacy Lowe,
will preserve many historic facts and stories from the past.
Mr. Lowe, who is 90 years old, has been married for 68 years to Zeddith, who is
also almost 90. He finished his schooling at age 14 and with other family members be-
gan the dangerous job of shark fishing. This was followed by his work on Grand Ba-
hama at the Pine Ridge sawmill. Over the next many years, Mr. Lowe was involved
in a great variety of jobs including insurance agent, a car dealership, chicken farming,
the seafood business and the Green Turtle Ferry which is still run by his sons after 40
years. Mr. Lowe has received several honors including an MBE from the Queen of
England and the Cacique award for community service. There was a lively question
and answer period with the audience that included stories about his family and friends
on Green Turtle Cay. Following the talk, lemon grass tea and pastries were served.
The Capt. Roland Roberts House is an environmental and historic center on Green
Turtle Cay and is open to the public free of charge from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.Monday
thru Friday, and 10 a.m. to 12 noon on Saturday. Of special interest is the bush medi-
cine garden designed and maintained by Richard Blue Jones. Special arrangements
can be made for schools and other organization groups.
it is coming and we must be prepared".
Fishermen were asked what they thought
about a possible fishermen's certification
program in which fishermen were trained
how to fish more sustainably and rewarded
for doing so. They agreed that this would
be a good program and that they must be
responsible for their actions of they want
to continue to reap the benefits from the
crawfish industry for years to come. They
were given campaign t-shirts and buttons.
Where is #he LESrM,,gemen In I
Blue Hole damage on pipeline, photos March 15th
.. .. ..
BEC has uncovered then bulldozed and have filled or are filling over a dozen blue
holes, sink holes and dry caves already. Some of these are along the pipeline route. The
damage is already done so let us prevent more. Even though BEC claims the following:
"Bahamas Electricity Company has strenuously denied that it covered up or destroyed any blue holes in Abaco"
The truth is, it did happen. PLEASE BEC STOP acting so irresponsibly.
* Use silt curtains and booms in sensitive areas along the Bights &
Spencer's Point to protect from runoff This was required in the EIA.
* STOP the destruction of Fresh Water Holes, Caves and Historical Sites.
* Keep your PROMISE, Protect Our Waters and Environment.
* Use SCR Controls to protect our health and water from pollution.
* Do NOT bury the pipeline, the risks are too great along the route.
Concerned Abaco RESidents
Mlay 1, 2010
Page 16 Section B The Abaconian
~~~~S ports News
Abaco hosts National
By Malcolm Spicer
On the weekend of April 9 and 10 saw
the cream of the Bahamas Darts crop come
together on Abaco for the 22nd National
Masters tournament. An individuals'
event, this tournament is used to choose
our National Team. The players have had
to go through several local tournaments
in Nassau, Grand Bahama and Abaco to
participate in this na-
tional event. Sixteen ,
men and eight women
came together and
the top eight men and
five women made the
Abaco will be
well represented with
Robin Albury, Shane
Sawyer and Angela
Russell making the cut
and Kevin Hicks was
appointed as team cap-
In a lively event
hosted at D n R Sports This year the Dar
Bar in Marsh Harbour, who competed. 5/
the 24 players played Arrows, Malcoln
a round-robin event, tion, Laseton Gli
each player having to Bahamas Darts F
play each other player five games. Five
hours on Friday night and seven hours on
Saturday sorted out the cream and the Na-
tional Team is now chosen.
The team will represent The Bahamas at
the upcoming Caribbean Cup and Ameri-
cas Cup, again to be hosted by Abaco in
late August. To date 13 countries have
confirmed their participation with possibly
two more in the next few weeks.
Taking first place for the men was Har-
ts Association had a youth section. Two youth
,w ,i are Devon Laing, Grand Bahama Young
SSpicer, President Bahamas Darts Federa-
nton, Abaco, winner, and Peter Duncombe,
federationn Youth Coordinator.
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The Abaconian Section B Page 17
I More Sports News
Sports From Page 76
For the women, Trudy Johnson from
Nassau took first place once again with
Liz Kemp, of Nassau, coming in second
and Sandra Ferguson also of Nassau in
This year saw the introduction of the
youth section of the tournament and the
two contenders, Laseton Glinton from
Abaco and Devon Laing of Grand Bahama
fought out a morning battle with Abaco's
Laseton Glinton winning the five-game
contest. He will represent The Bahamas in
the junior section in the upcoming inter-
national tournament to be held in Abaco
Abaco Judo contestant
By Jennifer Hudson
Ashton Forbes, a 14-year-old student
of St. Francis de Sales School, is already
making a name for himself in international
judo circles even though he began judo
only one year ago.
Ashton entered his first tournament, the
Bahamas Fall Classic 2009, in Nassau last
November and remarkably won a second
place finish. Following this success, Ash-
ton was selected as a member of the Baha-
mas National Judo Team after only seven
months in the sport which is a great hon-
our, especially since he was the first Fam-
ily Island member to achieve this distinc-
tion. In December he traveled to Barbados
as part of the national team to participate
in the Barbados International, the largest
tournament in the entire Caribbean region.
Ashton became the first Bahamian to ever
win a gold medal at that tournament. Con-
testants are paired by weight so Ashton
was often fighting against opponents quite
a lot older and more experienced than him-
self. Recently, Ashton traveled to Boston
as part of the Bahamas National Team to
participate in the Rhode Island Invitational.
There, he won a fourth place finish which,
according to his proud coach, "is unheard
of for someone so new to the art."
Ashton has gained his unprecedented
success thanks not only to excellent coach-
ing but due in great part to his own personal
intense discipline. When Sensei Rahming
Ashton Forbes has been studying Judo for
only one year. However, he is doing well
in international competitions, even win-
first arrived at St. Francis de Sales School
to give a demonstration with the hopes of
starting a judo class on Abaco, Ashton at-
tended the demonstration and immediately
felt that he would enjoy learning the art.
It not only promotes strength and fitness
but encourages discipline and this appealed
to him. He attends classes each Saturday
from 1-3 p.m. and also attends intensive
training sessions specially for him and his
partner, Ozeke Swain, on Wednesdays.
Ozeke is also doing well on the judo scene
as he won a gold medal in the
very first tournament he entered
"Judo is very rigorous and
is an extremely physical and
challenging sport for which one
must be in superb physical con-
dition. It demands endurance,
speed and technique," stated '
coach Albert Lill. Mr. Lill is a
retired homeowner in Bahama
Palm Shores. Being a neighbour
to Ashton has its advantages and
disadvantages for while he can Thefift)
give Ashton a bit of extra help, O-War.
it also means that he can keep his the Mat
eye on him to make sure he is series o
not slacking off.
Ashton's next tournament will be in
Nassau on August 6 at the Bahamas In-
ternational Invitational. This is a major
tournament in which entrants will be par-
ticipating from the United States, Europe,
the Caribbean and Central and South
Sensei Rahming visits once a month
from Nassau to check on his students and
Please see Sports Page 18
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hopes to get judo started eventually in all
of the Family Islands.
RC Laser sailboats
Man-O-War was our last stop for the
RC Laser Tour of Abaco. On April 3, 10
sailors from all over Abaco gathered at Jay
and Jan Manni's dock on Dickies Cay on a
sunny afternoon. The wind was out of the
northeast, light, and shifty with a falling
With the wind out of the northeast, that
meant sailing straight out into the channel
which gave us a short windward leg. We
completed 8 two-lap races after struggling
again with some frequency conflicts. Sev-
eral boats ran aground as the shallow spot
in the harbour got closer and closer to the
starting line. With the threat of Eagle Eye
Mulock watching the line, only a few boats
were called "over early" and there was one
Jim Kaighin won 7 of the 8 races, which
meant that the race was for second place.
Dwayne Wallas winning race 5 broke the
tie-breaker with Anders Ljungholm. Da-
vid Mulock, finishing 2nd in the last race
also broke the tie with Randy Key for 4th
overall and his best regatta of the series.
Howard Ray from Canada, finished 6th in
his first RC Laser Regatta. Other notables
are 83-year-old George Gregory from
Treasure Cay finishing 7th in his second
RC Laser regatta and Jack Kosobucki from
England, our youngest sailor at age 10,
finished last overall, but did score a 5th in
race 6 of his first RC Laser regatta.
The RC Laser Tour of Abaco was a
great success. The 5-race series got new
people involved and provided some add-
ed interest in racing in different venues.
Thanks to Jay and Jan Manni for allowing
us to sail at their beautiful spot on Dickie's
Cay. This "tour" could not have been pos-
sible without the hospitality of the many
people who hosted these events as well as
providing other logistics in running a RC
Next on the calendar is the 20th Homer
Lowe Memorial Regatta for Sunfish and
Optimist dinghies in
Marsh Harbour on
They hope to do RC
sailing in the summer,
but look forward to an-
other "RC Laser Tour
of Abaco" next season.
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Several people demonstrated racing their RC cars at the Farm-
ers' Marketplace on April 18. On display were cars, trucks,
planes and heliocopters.
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Man-O-War Round 5, Dickie's Cay
1st Jim Kaighin, Marsh Harbour
2nd Dwayne Wallas, Marsh Harbour
3rd Anders Ljungholm, Treasure Cay
4th David Mulock, Little Harbour
5th Randy Key, Marsh Harbour
6th Howard Ray, Canada
7th Elliot Roberts, Man-O-War
8th George Gregory, Treasure Cay
9th Jay Manni, Man-O-War
10th Jack Kosobucki, England
Local hobbyists organize
By Timothy Roberts
In an effort to raise awareness and cre-
ate interest, Marcel Maury and Lawrence
Collie organized a radio control (RC) en-
thusiast's expo on April 18 at the Farmers'
Marketplace. Highlighted were the vari-
ous types of RC cars, trucks, boats, planes
and helicopters that are already owned on
Lawrence, owner of a local RC hobby
shop, said they hope to bring together fel-
low hobbyists and possibly see clubs form
as a result. At present there is a club for
flying and a group for RC sailboats as well.
A number of planes, helicopters and
cars were on hand for viewing, and a few
hobbyists demonstrated their cars and
RC vehicles can range from as small as
12 inches up to six feet long. RC hobby
vehicles and accessories are available at
Bahamas RC Hobbies, a store owned by
Lawrence Collie located near the traffic
light in Marsh Harbour.
Soccer in Hope Town -
More Than Just Kicks!
By Peggy Thompson
The Spring Soccer League has just fin-
ished its last game, and what a game it
was! The parents were out in full force to
support the teams. Trophies were awarded
to all players under one of the following
categories: exceptional skill, commitment
to the team or good sportsmanship.
Other highlights of the day included the
St. James Methodist Church youth group's
fund raising barbecue and bake sale. Mon-
ica Cook's numbered soccer ball cookies
iced in team colors were also a favorite
and awarded to all the team members and
Coach Chris Gorman and Michelle
Morfitt began the league last fall when
they moved to Hope Town with their small
children. As symbolized by the trophies,
the emphasis of the soccer league was on
rules, teamwork and sportsmanship. They
requested parents to stay for the soccer
time, divided the 4-12 year old children
into three teams based on age and accepted
a small donation of $5 which covered team
shirts and any needed supplies. They made
some of their team's goals with scavenged
fishing nets off of Hope Town's beaches
and had many donations of items to ensure
the players would be suitably outfitted and
Some of the equipment like the pro-
fessional goals, uniform pennies, cones,
soccer balls and the stadium seating are
shared with the Hope Town community
by the Nicole Megaloudis foundation
(www.remembernicole.com). For the past
four years a one-day soccer clinic has been
held in December by professional coaches
to introduce island children to the game of
soccer as a legacy to Nicole Megaloudis,
an avid soccer player who died in 2004.
Last year on December 28th locals learned
some skills, played an exhibition game and
won prizes in honor of Nicole.
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The Abaconian Section B Page 19
By Timothy Roberts
Local guides teamed up with various
anglers to promote awareness and raise
money "to catch the cure for cystic fibro-
sis" over the weekend of April 9-11 during
the Redbone Baker's Bay Marsh Harbour
Despite unfavorable weather teams of
12 local guides and 24 anglers enjoyed
success, fishing for bonefish from as far as
Sandy Point in the south to Cooper's Town
in the north.
"I've been to Andros, Key West, Turks
and Caicos, Islamorada and more," said
the winning angler, Rod Jack. "This is it;
[Abaco has] great fishing and professional
guides." Gary Ellis, founder and organizer
Cindy Pinder was a local angler competing in the
Baker's Bay Bonefish Classic held at Abaco Beach
Resort. She won the Grand Champion Lady Angler.
She is shown here with her guide for the day, Danny
Sawyer. The fishermen went with a different guide
of the Redbone Tournament Series, added
that Abaco has a wonderful fishery and
that they were blessed to be allowed to fish
here with some of the friendliest and best
Mr. Jack and his teammate, Butch
Armstrong, both hailing from Knoxville,
Tennessee, also won for the team with the
most points; Paul Pinder of Sandy Point
and Justin Sands of Marsh Harbour were
their guides during their two days of fish-
Other winners included Cindy Pinder,
Grand Champion Lady Angler; Dyan
Regan caught the largest bonefish of the
weekend and Paul Pinder won the Top
Mr. Ellis praised the Abaco
guides and thanked them for
their generous donation of a free
day of fishing during the tourna-
ment, a total worth over $6000.
The Redbone Celebrity Fish-
ing Tournament Series was
founded in 1988 by Gary Ellis
of Islamorada in Florida with
the help of his friends, includ-
ing legendary baseball player
Ted Williams, with the purpose
of helping the Cystic Fibrosis
Foundation fund the research to
Mr. Ellis's daughter, Nicole,
who was born in 1984, was di-
agnosed with cystic fibrosis.
He and his wife were told that
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her early teens. They determined that they
would fight CF, and a few years later the
tournament was born.
At the original tournament, guides, an-
glers and celebrities from film and sports
teamed up on 33 boats to fish for redfish
and bonefish. From that tournament came
the name "Redbone." They raised $16,000
that first year and more importantly, intro-
duced CF to the very caring community of
Islamorada in the Florida Keys.
For Mr. Jack the tournament is more
than just fishing. His two-year-old son,
Tucker, one of his three children, was di-
agnosed with CF while still in the womb.
He, like Mr. Ellis, is fishing for more than
a trophy; he's fishing to help give his son
and other children like him the chance for
a better and longer life.
In the past two years Redbone has raised
over $3 million toward CF research, and
there have been significant gains since the
tournament first started in 1988 with the
life expectancy now around 37 years of
age. Recently scientists have developed
a nebulizer which has provided dramatic
improvements for CF patients. Scientists
are now working on a little pill which they
expect will arrest the effects of CF.
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Page 20 Section B The Abaconian
By Samantha V. Evans
Margaret Smith and her team from the
Christian Counseling Center held a brain-
storming session with community partners
on April 7th at the center in Marsh Har-
bour. She wants to increase the commu-
nity's awareness of what the counseling
does at the center, train volunteers, and
increase financial sustainability and volun-
teer participation. She claims that without
gaining more financial support the center
may have to close its doors soon.
Ms. Smith has been visiting various
groups to educate them about the center
and contacted churches to refer persons to
the center who need help. But the response
has not been favorable as many pastors be-
lieve that they can handle their own coun-
seling. However, Ms. Smith believes that
the center can help beyond what the pastors
do. It can provide more in-depth counsel-
ing and professional modification skills to
help the persons move towards changing
their behavior. It can give Christians need-
ed help so they can understand that even
though they are serving God, hard times
can come their way. She applauded pastors
for carrying the load of the community for
years before there was a professional coun-
seling center but wants them to know that
secondary counseling is available through
Ms. Smith hopes that talks, phone calls,
meetings with pastors and letters will help
them to better reach those who are in need
of counseling on the island and garner sup-
port for the enterprise. Those present made
various other suggestions such as preparing
informational packages to give out, prepar-
ing an audiotape to email to churches and
others and speaking with businesses, orga-
nizations including the Chamber of Com-
merce and government heads of depart-
Mrs. Smith emphasized how important
it is that the center finds a way to finan-
cially carry its own weight as the center in
Nassau still pays most of the local opera-
tional costs. She stated that the Center does
get a lot of referrals, primarily from Social
Services, but need referrals and financial
support from other groups as well. To
date, the center gets regular financial sup-
port from two Abaco churches. No civic
groups or government agencies assist them
The center charges a minimal regular fee
of between $50 and $70. But if someone is
unable to pay, arrangements are made for
them to pay on a sliding scale. However,
the center does not turn anyone away even
if they cannot pay the fees. Most clients
are pro bono as they are referred through
Hence, the center is appealing to the
public to help them fill this financial gap.
They are also looking for two to three
persons to volunteer between the hours of
3:30-5:30 p.m. to answer the phone and
to assist with counseling. The volunteer
counselors must be Christians and training
will be made available for the volunteers.
Ms. Smith is hoping that civic groups as
well as more churches and second home-
owners will donate to the Center. The cen-
ter has the 501 "C3" status, which means
that donations from U.S. residents will be
Counselors meets with
Michelle Rees and Zak Pfeiffer
By Canishka Alexander
It seems like ages ago when Tevon Stra-
chan wanted to be a graphic artist. What
never entered his mind was that he would
visit places like Shanghai, Qingdao, and
Vancouver as a captain in the maritime in-
He is appreciative to Shanals Johnson,
Senior Mistress of St. Francis de Sales
School, the school he attended, as she was
Michelle Rees of Palm Beach, daughter
of James and Donna Rees of Abaco is en-
gaged to Zak Pfeiffer of Fort Pierce. Mr.
Pfeiffer is the son of Donald and Maria
Pfeiffer of Fort Pierce.
Ms. Rees graduated from Florida Tech
with a master's degree in ocean engineer-
ing. She is employed by Coastal Planning
& Engineerng Inc., Boca Raton, as a coast-
Mr. Pfeiffer graduated from Florida
Tech with a master's degree in systems
engineering. He is employed by Trition
Group Technologies, Jupiter as a mechani-
The couple plan to marry Nov. 12.
the one to encourage him to participate in
the Bahamas Maritime Cadet Corps. Stra-
chan was also fortunate to have the sup-
port of his principal, Josephine Kumar, his
family and friends.
As he looks back now, he is glad that he
became a cadet corp. It was a life-changing
From there he went to Suny Maritime
College in New York. After graduating, he
went on to complete his captain's license
course where he acquired his B Captain's
License and then the A Captain's License.
Even more astounding is how young he is,
and this 19-year-old man is not planning to
slow down any time soon because he has
much more to accomplish.
Strachan said his next stop was Holland
College in Canada where he became cer-
tified in bridge watch, basic marine, first
aid, and earned a standard training certifi-
cation in watchkeeping. He was chosen as
the top leader in his class.
He subsequently completed a three-
month contract with Campbell Shipping in
Nassau. As far as what's next in his life
that has suddenly become a fast-paced one,
Strachan said he was preparing himself for
a scholarship interview with Cal Maritime
that was scheduled for end of the April,
so that he could complete his training in
He said he plans to major in marine
transportation and minor in global studies
and marine affairs.
A requirement of the school is that he
returns to work on a Bahamian flag vessel
for two years, and Strachan said he deter-
mined climb up the ranks until he becomes
a master sergeant.
His goal is to be beneficial to The Ba-
hamas' maritime industry by working with
the Bahamas Cadet Corps because he sees
it as a vast industry, yet it is limited when
it comes to Bahamians.
Strachan said Bahamians ought to grasp
the industry while there's no one in it be-
cause it is going to grow.
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Improvement Seminar was held
By Timothy Roberts
Marva Brown, Senior Assistant Secre-
tary of the Department of Public Service,
gave Abaco's government department
heads an introduction to the Government
of The Bahamas' Service Improvement
Program on April 13.
The program, which began in New
Providence two years ago, follows the
mandate of The Bahamas Government to
achieve significant quantifiable improve-
ment in service delivery by government
agencies. Abaco is the second island to
participate in the program.
The program was built on a series of
studies, surveys and analysis performed
through the College of The Bahamas. The
analysis of the data showed an immediate
need to improve the government sector's
In tackling this problem the Depart-
ment of Public Service joined with the
Caribbean Centre for Administration and
Development that helped them create a vi-
sion for service agencies through training
They created a Service Improvement
Unit to monitor and evaluate the progress
of the program throughout the various
agencies, and created a code of quality ser-
vice booklet. The program will be moni-
tored obtaining feedback from the public
via comment cards.
A seminar was held on April 13 for heads of government departments to encourage gov-
ernment employees to give better service. The two presenters were Carla Henderson and
Marva Brown. 5/, 'i ,m are Administrator Benjamin Pinder, Deputy Administrator Whelma
Colebrook, Ms. Henderson, Ms. Brown, Administrator Cephas Cooper, Anna Cote from
the Administrator's office in Marsh Harbour and Administrator Theophilus Cox.
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are invading our waters
By Jennifer Hudson
During the past few weeks there has
been a huge influx of Portuguese man-o-
war on the beaches of Abaco. According
to Olivia Patterson of Friends of the Envi-
ronment, these creatures have been wash-
ing up on all of the ocean beaches of Ab-
aco. These jelly-like marine animals have
no independent means of propulsion so
either drift on currents or catch the wind.
They are, therefore, washed ashore when
the winds are blowing onshore which is
what has been happening recently here.
From all accounts far more have been
washed up this year than normal and Ms.
Patterson stated that the "old timers" say
that this is far more than they have ever
On March 28 Joey and Alanna Bass
walked along the beach at Bahama Palm
Shores and in the space of half a mile
picked up 41 of these creatures and placed
them in a bucket they found on the beach.
The tentacles of these creatures get tan-
gled in the seaweed when they wash up
and so they then die. People were not able
to swim for several days as the Portuguese
man-o-war were floating in large numbers
just off shore; they can be found in groups
of 1,000 or more. These creatures look
like fragile blue/purple bubbles measur-
ing 12 inches in length and five inches in
width. This gas-filled bladder sits above
the water. They are often mistaken for
jelly fish but are in fact not one creature
but a colony of organisms working togeth-
er. Their long, thin tentacles are a second
organism and can extend 165 feet below
the surface though 30 feet is more aver-
age. Alanna Bass commented on the beau-
ty of these creatures and described them as
"moving in a caterpillar-like way, lifting
their bodies and inching along."
Despite their beauty, the Portuguese
man-o-war are covered in venom-filled ne-
matocysts which they use to paralyze other
small creatures. For humans this sting is
excruciatingly painful and though rarely
deadly it can cause fever, shock and in-
terference with heart and lung action. If
stung, a person should pick off any vis-
ible tentacles and the area should then be
rinsed in fresh or salt water. Ice should be
applied for pain. The toxin secreted from
the tentacles of the Portuguese man-o-war
is 75 percent as powerful as cobra venom.
The most common results of contact with
a Portuguese man o war are whip-like red,
wavy, stringy welts on the skin from con-
tact with the blue tentacles.
Ms. Patterson alerted the national ra-
dio station to issue warnings to swimmers
about the influx of Portuguese man-o-war
advising people to stay out of the water
when these creatures are present. Persons
should beware of man-o-war after they
have been washed up onshore since even
after they are dead they can still deliver
Police reminder to motorists: Obey the speed limits.
The life you save may be your own.
By The Central De
Name of Suspect: GI
Place of Birth: CAT ISLAND
tective Unit, Abaco District
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DEALING A VESSEL
ERENO POITIER a.k.a."Bailey"
Complexion: DARK BROWN
Hair Length: LONG DREADLOCKS
Colour of Eyes: BLACK
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Police Crime Report
Stealing from a Vehicle A Dundas
Town resident left his car locked in front
of his house in the afternoon of April 2
when he went to Nassau. On returning
April 6 he found a smashed window, and
an extensive sound system had been stolen.
Assault A Nassau woman was beaten
by her boyfriend in Crossing Rocks after
midnight on April 5.
Dangerous Drug Four Guana Cay res-
idents were arrested just before dawn on
April 4 when a search warrant was activat-
ed at their residence. Substances believed
to be two ounces of marijuana and 18
packets of cocaine were discovered. The
four were arrested although only one man
claimed to be the owner of the substances.
Dangerous Drugs At dawn on April
4 police executed a search warrant and
discovered marijuana in a Guana Cay resi-
dence resulting in the resident's arrest..
Stolen Vessel An Albury 23-foot out-
board boat with two 225 HP Yamaha en-
gines was stolen from a Casuarina Point
residence about 9 p.m. on April 1. The
registration number is AB030289-CP
Stealing A Murphy Town resident
parked his car behind his house on April
2 and left for Nassau. Returning on April
4, he discovered a broken window, and his
sound system components had been stolen.
Assault After midnight at the ferry
dock at Treasure Cay on April 5 a police
officer noted an angry crowd that erupted
into fighting. In attempting to disperse the
crowd, several young men threatened him
with a cutlass and a handgun. Other offi-
cers assisted in dispersing the crowd which
went faster after one of the officers dis-
charged a shotgun in the air. The original
assailants disappeared into the crowd.
Dangerous Drugs During a routine
traffic check at 5 pm on April 5, three
Treasure Cay residents were found to have
marijuana in their car. The driver claimed
the drugs were his and will appear in court
on April 6.
Grievous Harm A Dundas Town
woman was assaulted while at the Regatta
beach in Sandy Point about 8 pm on April
5. She refused the advances of a Dundas
Town man. He hit her causing her to fall.
He then stomped on her. The next day the
assailant was arrested and confined to a
Disorderly Behaviour A Murphy
Town man was arrested before dawn on
April 4 while on the S.C. Bootle Highway.
He was throwing missiles, using obscene
language and acting disorderly.
Finding and Stealing About 4:30 on
April 2 a woman inadvertently left her wal-
let at a beauty salon in Dundas Town. She
returned later and retrieved the wallet but
discovered that $491 in cash was missing.
Assault A patron at a bar on Don
MacKay Boulevard in Marsh Harbour was
assaulted about midnight on April 2.
Domestic Dispute About 8:30 p.m.
on April 2 a Murphy Town woman heard
a dispute at her neighbour's house result-
ing in some property damage. Apparently
a woman got a ride home from the beach
when her boyfriend lost his car keys. How-
ever, he got to her house before she did
which caused him to accuse her of cheating
on him. Thjis led to an argument which
ultimately resulted in the property damage.
Causing Harm About 7 p.m. on April
4 a young man was hit in the eye while
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playing basketball on the court in the Mud.
The assailant was angry when a play was
House Breaking A Treasure Cay man
had his villa broken into about dusk on
April 1. A screen was removed allowing
the door to be unlocked. Jewelry and coins
House breaking About 6 pm on April
5 a door was forced open on a house on
Green Turtle Cay. Antiques and cash were
Incest A 14-year-old girl living in the
Mud was discovered to be pregnant after
having sex with her uncle while visiting
him in Nassau.
Assault A Marsh Harbour resident
was assaulted while stopped at the traffic
light about 4:30 on April 10. The assail-
ant was identified and turned himself in on
April 12 accompanied by his attorney.
Stealing A Murphy Town woman had
a laptop computer stolen out of her bag
while at the Marsh Harbour airport in the
afternoon of April 11.
Damages A Dundas Town woman
had her car windshield smashed by a rock
while she was driving on Forest Drive at
dusk on April 9.
Causing Harm A five-year-old boy
was injured when hit in the face by a piece
of wire. The boy had played with the as-
sailant's chicken. This happened about 5
p.m. on April 8 in the Mud.
Assault During mid-afternoon on April
12 a Dundas Town man was assaulted by
his wife's grandson.
Assault with a Deadly Instrument -
After lunch on April 12, a Dundas Town
woman was sitting with a friend in her
parked car in Central Pines when the driver
of another car intentionally ran into the pas-
senger side of her car where she was siting.
Assault A Grand Cay man was as-
saulted by a man he knew at noon on April
12 while near the Grand Cay school.
Missing Person An 11-year-old boy
was reported missing about 10 p.m. in
Hope Town on April 14. He was found the
next morning in good health.
Stealing During the night of April 14
a car parked at the Arawak dock in Marsh
Harbour was broken into and an amplifier
and speakers were stolen.
Causing Harm The ex-boyfriend of a
Dundas Town woman was upset with her
and entered her house at 3:45 in the morn-
ing on April 18 after smashing a window
to gain entry. Once inside, he punched and
kicked her, causing her to seek medical at-
Shop Breaking A Dundas Town man
had his storage shed broken into around
noon on April 16. Stolen were shoes, a
jacket, ice cream and a ham. A man was
Causing Harm Hot cooking oil was
thrown on a woman at "Dis-we-style" Res-
taurant in Marsh Harbour. In retaliation,
the injured woman responded by throwing
hot cooking oil on her assailant. Injuries
were caused as a result. Both women were
arrested for fighting.
Assault A woman was assaulted at
a nightclub in Marsh Harbour by her es-
tranged husband who punched her and
threw a drink on her. As a result of the
investigation, both parties were arrested.
Causing Damage A woman at a night-
club in Marsh Harbour broke the rear win-
dow of a patron's car parked there. This
happened after midnight on April 18.
House Breaking A vacation home on
Please see Crime Page 23
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Mlay 1, 2010
The Abaconian Section B Page 23
Police Crime Tips Break-ins Police K-9 Unit searches for drugs
By Timothy Roberts
In its continuing efforts to police Abaco
and create a safer community, the Royal
Bahamas Police Force offers the following
tips to homeowners and businesses as it re-
lates to break-ins.
Criminals will often stake-out a home or
business before attempting a break-in. So
it is important to be aware and take note of
suspicious persons in your neighborhood
or around your shop.
It is very important, particularly for
businesses, to have surveillance and alarm
systems installed which will not only alert
you to a break-in, but possibly help iden-
tify the perpetrator. Business owners need
to know their employees' backgrounds.
Always check references and follow up on
Especially when depositing large
Crime From Page 22
Green Turtle Cay was broken into during
the night of April 19 with alcoholic bever-
ages being stolen.
Assault Report A woman attending a
nightclub in Marsh Harbour after midnight
on April 20 was punched in her mouth by
her exboyfriend after an argument.
Drowning An American visitor, James
Stuart Jackson, died while SCUBA div-
ing off Porgies Cay near Hope Town. His
companion recovered the body and at-
tempted CPR. A passing sailboat gave as-
Assault with a Deadly Instrument -
After midnight on April 25 two women
on Grand Cay got into an argument with
two younger women who subsequently
knocked them down with a golf cart, then
Burglary A 14-year-old Grand Cay
girl screamed when she awoke at 3:30 a.m.
on April 17 on discovering a man in her
bedroom. She was able to identify the man
who fled when she screamed.
Threats of Death A Grand Cay wom-
an was threatened with death by her ex-
boyfriend calling in her bedroom window
about 1 a.m. on April 4. He threatened to
kill her, then himself whenever he encoun-
tered her. He was subsequently arrested.
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amounts of money, make sure you consis-
tently change routes, routines and times.
Police can be called in to provide an escort
to the bank.
If you are held up, do not resist, but
comply with the burglar so that no harm
comes to anyone. Do not stare directly in
the criminal's face, but do note his foot-
wear, clothing or any identifying marks on
Read newspapers and listen to the news
so that you can be aware of crime trends
and be better equipped to prevent a crime
happening to you. Share information with
other business owners in your area and re-
port suspicious persons to each other and
Ensure your home and business is well
secured by installing suitable locks on all
doors, windows and sliding glass doors.
Make sure whenever leaving or before you
go to bed that all doors and windows are
locked and secured.
Homeowners should make certain that
the outside of their home is well lit and
that it is not easy to see inside. However,
businesses should ensure that inside is well
lit in order that any movement inside can
be easily seen from the outside.
Record serial numbers and/or place
identifying marks on valuable items, elec-
tronics, power tools and more to ensure
that if they are stolen, they are easily iden-
tifiable, making it more likely that you
may recover them.
For residences, do not allow strangers
an opportunity to see what is inside your
house, and make sure valuable items are
not visible from outside. Secure personal
and valuable items in case a break-in does
Trim overgrown bushes and hedges
around your home removing hiding places
for criminals who would lie in wait or use
the cover to break-in unseen.
Make sure you have a peep hole with
180 degree viewing angle installed in your
door and always check to see who is knock-
ing before opening your door. Get to know
your neighbors and be each other's keeper.
Establish a group of responsible and con-
cerned homeowners and start neighbor-
hood crime watches.
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For Appointments Call 367-0020
A General Practioner is on staff Monday through Saturday
Dr. George 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.
Herman Johnson Ultrasound Tech
May 1, 2010
Dr. R George Knowles Obstetrician /
May 8, 2010
Ms. Antoinette Lightbourne -
May 8, 2010
Dr. Keith Lewis Chiropractor
May 11-14, 2010
Dr. Winston Campbell, Ears, Nose &
Throat Specialist, Sleep Apnea
May 13, 2010
Dr. Duranda Ash Ophthamologist
May 15, 2010
Dr. Shamanique Bodie Obstetrician I
May 15, 2010
Dr. Augusting Obueyi Internist/
May 15, 2010
Dr. Michael Caplia Optometrist
May 19, 2010
Dr. K.J.A. Rodgers Ophthamologist
May 20, 2010
Dr. Rosetta Ingraham, Dermatologist
May 21, 2010
Dr. Paul Hunt Pediatrician,
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May 21-22, 2010
Dr. Edwin Demeritte, Neurologist/
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May 22, 2010
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May 29, 2010
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By Timothy Roberts
Let it be known that if you are trying
to smuggle illegal narcotics into Abaco
through the airport, Kira will sniff you out
and will not let you get away.
Kira is a police dog stationed at the air-
port along with Police Constable Eltura
Deveaux, who together make up the K-9
Unit that guards our entry points, whether
it be the airport or the docks. They re-
ceived the Exemplary Performance Award
for the month of April from the Abaco di-
vision of the Royal Bahamas Police Force.
Kira is a Belgium Shepherd, who
trained with Constable Deveaux at Day-
tona Beach, Florida, learning to ferret out
drugs and illegal contraband, such as mari-
Kira is busy at work at the Marsh Harbour ai
drugs. She and Const. Eltura Deveaux are a
ally at the Marsh Harbour airport but they al
freight dock and other areas of Abaco
juana, cocaine and methamphetamines.
Const. Deveaux continues Kira's training
several times a week in order to keep her
Const. Deveaux said he wants to "send
a strong message to anyone who comes
through this airport or through the ferry
docks that as long as me and K-9 Kira are
around, along with Reserve [Marty] Al-
bury and Cpl. [Ziggy] Davis, we will find
you; we will apprehend you and we will
put you before the courts." He advised
that anyone who is involved in any illegal
activities do the right thing.
Const. Deveaux and Kira are also
called upon at times to assist with search
warrants at homes, boats, vehicles and, on
occasion, aircraft of persons suspected of
possessing illegal nar-
to Marsh Harbour,
Const. Deveaux and
Kira were involved in
an operation at Turks
and Caicos and en-
joyed great success in
the detection of illegal
The K-9 Unit is di-
vided into three spe-
cialized areas: bomb,
attack and drugs. Some
police dogs are focused
on one area. However,
some dogs are trained
to serve dual purposes,
airport sniffing for such as drug and at-
team that is usu- tack.
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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
Mlay 1, 2010
Page 24 Section B The Abaconian
Person arrested and charged with boat theft
By Timothy Roberts
Suspected boat thief Anwar Seymour
of Spring City appeared before Magistrate
Crawford McKee on April 12 to answer
charges brought against him for the alleged
thefts of a white 28-foot WhiteWater boat
with twin 250 HP Evinrude engines, a GPS
system and a VHF radio, altogether val-
ued at $143,200, the property of a Green
Turtle Cay resident.
On 7th April, 2010, the suspect was
arrested after being on the run for over
a month. Acting on information, police
Anwar Seymour in the striped shirt is leaving
court where he was arraigned on charges of
WhiteWater boat, a GPS and VHF. Escortin
caught the wanted man in a vehicle in
Freeport, Grand Bahama.
After being arrested, Seymour attempt-
ed to hide his identity by giving a false
name to the police. However, the officers
recognized his face from a wanted poster.
As a result, he was charged with deceit to
a police officer and appeared before Mag-
istrate Helen Jones in Freeport to answer
to the charge. He pleaded guilty to that
charge, was convicted and fined $500 or
two months at Her Majesty's Prison.
However, before he could be sent to
prison, Detective Farrington, Criminal
Detective Unit Abaco,
arrived in Freeport
to interview him for
the alleged thefts on
Abaco. He was conse-
quently charged with
two counts of Stealing
& Receiving for the
thefts and transported
to Marsh Harbour for
On 12th April, 2010,
Anwar Seymour ap-
peared before Magis-
trate Crawford McKee.
When the charges were
read to him, Seymour
pleaded not guilty to all
When the question
of bail arose, Seymour
asked Magistrate McK-
the Magistrate's ee to consider that he
stealing a 28-foot has his mother, grand-
g him out is Sgt.
mother and brother depending on him for
income and pleaded for the court to grant
him bail on the conditions that he sign into
the Marsh Harbour Police Station and sur-
render his travel documents.
The Magistrate, however, denied bail
By Timothy Roberts
A newly formed group, Abaco Ani-
mals Rescue Coalition, has come together
with a commitment to help vulnerable and
needy animals across the island through the
education of the island's children, young
adults and the communities they live in.
Tired of witnessing the continuing plight
of stray and starving dogs and cats in the
community and the mounting incidents of
cruelty, neglect and indifference, a group
of concerned persons along with mem-
bers of the Royal Bahamas Police Force
and Ministry of Agriculture have come
together to address the problems surround-
ing our relationship with and responsibility
Recognizing the need for better educa-
tion, the Coalition has visited two schools
in the Sandy Point and Cherokee commu-
nities to share information on correct pet
care and to reinforce the fact that cruelty
to animals is a serious issue and is against
on the grounds that he is likely to avoid tri-
al by evading police as he did previously.
As a result, Seymour was remanded to Her
Majesty's Prison until 17th July, 2010, the
date set for his trial.
The group intends to make regular
school visits with the aim to raise the qual-
ity of treatment of pets and animals on
Abaco through various education and ani-
mal awareness initiatives, starting this May
with a Pet Poetry Competition.
On a recent walkabout, members of the
group handed out leaflets on Responsible
Pet Ownership in Dundas Town and Mur-
phy Town. The group and the information
offered were very well received, and they
were able to discuss issues relating to stray
dogs and the need for a spay and neuter
The group is a coalition of several
groups who care deeply about animals.
Anyone who shares this concern is wel-
come to join. "Together we can become
the powerful, united force needed to cre-
ate positive change for Abaco's animals,"
said Jennifer Zehler, Coalition secretary.
"We aim to assist the police as they work
to enforce the laws of animal protection
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have handed out leaflets and talked with people in Murphy Town and Dundas Town I, I,
others are visiting schools total to school children. The laws against cruelty to animals
are in place; now they need to be enforced.
Conservation begins with YOU
William Alvin Thorndycraft
Thank you to everyone who has been praying for Bill
and me, those who visited, sent cards and flowers, called
and kept us in your thoughts. I am devastated to lose
my beloved husband. There are many of you who want
to pay your proper respects to Bill, and I sincerely ap-
Thank you to the decent and respectable members of
the community who are standing by me. I welcome any
opportunity to discuss his life-threatening condition, the
medical information access code given to family mem-
bers and the way, over twenty years ago, God helped
me gain sobriety.
Thank you to the medical team at JFK, Drs. Boyce and
Swarna, Dave Lowe, Julie Higgs and her mother, Pete
and Joy Funston, Denise Todd, Alisha Russell, BREA, the
Presbyterian Kirk of the Pines and so many others.
Please remember Bill with the dignity and honour he
so richly deserves.
Sandiua J oAndicAaf
Abaco Animals Rescue
Coalition is formed
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The Abaconian Section B Page 25
First Assemblies of God port the event which lasted well into the the music provided in a family atmosphere. Re:Focus
has drive in m vievening. It gave the youth and adults a time Also performing was Ryan Jupp, rappers By Timothy Roberts
has drive-in movie to bond and to laugh together. On Friday from Friendship Tabernacle Youth Group, New Vision Ministries hosted a week-
By Samantha V. Evans volleyball and domino tournaments were RayGina and many others. end of praise and worship highlighted by
The Youth Department of First As- held. The volleyball tournament especially Youth Forum at Church powerful and challenging preaching when
semblies of God began showing Christian was funny as the amateur players of the musician Aaron Keyes and pastor and au-
movies during the month of March. The three teams made some serious foul plays Of God Dundas Town thor Francis Chn held services on April
drive-in theater is at the old Maxwell loca- and unexplainable misses. At the end of the By Samantha V. Evans 10-11 under the theme Re:Focus No
ton in Marsh Harbour. On April 3rd the event the winning team headed by Steve On April 9th a youth forum was held matter where we are in life we can use re-
movie Passion of the Christ was shown that Davis received the trophy. At the domino at Church of God Dundas Town at which focusing.
depicted the experience of Jesus' betray, tournament the competition was fierce as time a panel of experts was on hand to Mr. Keyes led a spirit-filled worship
suffering and crucifixion as interpreted by dozens of persons entered. The winner of speak to and answer questions raised by the service. He and his band have visited twice
Mel Gibson. Families were able to sit in this tournament was Nathan Darville, who youth on matters they found most press- before and have come to love Abaco. "The
their cars and watch the movie on the big received a trophy. Both trophies were giv- ing. In attendance was the youth group scenery is hard to beat," he said, and the
white screen. It was reminiscent of drive-in en out at the Easter Sunday church service from Friendship Tabernacle Church who people at the church "are like a big fam-
movies of yesterday and those one sees in held on April 4th. This event was orga- asked a number of questions about what ily.
movies. It was wonderful to see so many nized by Dellarese Davis. they should be doing at their age that is ap- Mr. Keyes, who has been doing praise
families enjoy this movie in remembrance Friendship Taberacle holds propriate. They spoke about various types and worship for 12 years, said, "We focus
of the death of Christ. of music, how a person dresses and wears
Bethany Gospel Chapel Positive Youth Concert their hair, and the various sexual cultures od.on
By Samantha V. Evans that are rising up in the Bahamas. Some. n s a t w
has Familv Fun Davs Mr. Chan spoke about the way we often
has Family Fun Days Friday nights are usually special for youth of the youth leaders had varying views on are too asua wth o an e the a
Sv B f VE are too casual with God and led the audi-
By Samantha V. Evans across the country as church youth groups hair. At the end of the various discussions, G a e t di
Tiip ^nrci family rof Rptiiarw r npl ,ence to imagine God as He is described
The church family of Bethany Gospel have their activities. On April 16th Friend- the young people realized that it is their in the Bibe, ag God a e cam coe to Hi
Chapel held two days of Family Fun Day ship Tabernacle Church was packed from heart and soul that must be pleasing in the with the respect and adoration he deserve
on Good Friday, April 2nd, and Easter top to bottom as DJ Counselor and other eyes of God and not so much their choice with h second service Mr. Franis cha
Monday, April 5th. Lots of food was avail- artists from New Providence were present in clothing or hair style. Members of the In his second service Mr. Francis chal-
able on sale including fish and pancakes, to entertain Abaco Youth with clean gospel panel included police officers and youth lenged the audience again, explaining that
macaroni and conchy conch fritters. There music. Young and older alike were present pastors from Abaco and Grand Bahamas,
were lots of games including volleyball and and had a great time dancing and singing to and health service professionals. Please see ChurchPage 27
dominoes. Many people came out to sup-
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Page 26 Section B
May 1, 2010
Bahamian athlete Laverne Eve motivates students
By Samantha V. Evans
World-class athlete and Bahamian re-
cord holder for the discus and shot put,
Laverne Eve, was on Abaco April 10-13.
She visited the two Abaco public high
schools, S.C. Bootle and Abaco Central
High School, to motivate the students and
inform them of the many scholarships
available in sports. Ms. Eve spoke to the
students about becoming "Bahamian Patri-
ots," stating that working hard, focusing
on doing well in school and honing their
athletic talent will open up opportunities to
Ms. Eve is a veteran Bahamian athlete.
She began her sports career at an early age
by playing softball and volleyball and was
introduced to the Carifta Games by her
Laverne Eve, right, is a Bahamian record h
cus and javelin. She visited Abaco to mot
study and work hard. She told them about sc
able to good athletes. Pictured with her is Wh
coach Stephanie Rahming while in Nassau.
Competing at the Carifta Games opened
up an opportunity for Ms. Eve to improve
her skills and ultimately perform at the
World Games and the Olympics. For two
of the four years that she took part in the
Carifta Games she received an award for
being the Most Outstanding Athlete in the
shot put, discus and javelin. She later went
to junior college in Oklahoma, then attend-
ed Louisiana State University.
After her college days she special-
ized in javelin, training at Baton Rouge.
It was as a result of this training that Ms.
Eve started throwing further and ended up
performing in 10 World Games and five
Olympic Games. Ms. Eve won a Bronze
Medal at the World Cup and Gold at the
CAC Games. She still holds the record for
the discus and javelin
in The Bahamas.
Ms. Eve stated that
competing at such
elite events is excit-
ing, especially since
at the time she started
The Bahamas was only
known for produc-
ing sprinters. She was
one of the few Carib-
bean throwers and she
enjoyed being able to
represent The Bahamas
Ms. Eve, now semi-
older for the dis- retired, still has her
ivate students to mind set on winning
-holarships avail- a medal at the Com-
elma Colebrook, monwealth Games. She
plans to work alongside
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Abaco, which will involve holding clinics
for the coaches and throwers to help them
learn the fundamentals of throwing.
Ms. Eve, impressed with the sporting
talent displayed by the Family Islands dur-
ing a recent national track event in Nassau,
is excited about the prospect of developing
By Samantha V. Evans
Across the Bahamas, the month of April
is observed as Child Protection Month.
The theme chosen for this year was A
Child's Life is Precious, Take a Moment
to Care. The month began with a church
service at Friendship Tabernacle Church
on April 8th. The purpose of this service
was to share information about child abuse
and protection with the community. It is
especially important that community part-
ners realize all that they do to ensure that
the children are protected. According to
Ms. Charlemae Fernander, her depart-
ment makes every effort to wipe out abuse
against children and bring offenders to jus-
In preparation for the start of this
month, an essay competition was launched
inviting students to write on the theme for
The guest speaker for the service was
Pastor Rex Carey, Assistant Pastor of Re-
vival Time Pentecostal Church in Crown
Haven who told the children to obey their
parents as it is the right thing to do. They
should make it a habit to do their chores.
He told them to focus on learning and get
a good education. Education is important,
he added, so that they can accomplish great
things in life.
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Marine grade welding on
Stainless and Aluminum
across the street from Abac
her throwing program, which she plans to
take around The Bahamas. She feels it both
her pleasure and obligation to help Baha-
mians get to world or Olympic events.
"That's what this is all about", she said,
"seeing students become world-class ath-
letes and knowing that you helped them to
He told the children that when they lis-
ten to their parents that it makes it easy
for them. He encouraged the children to
let their lives be a good example for their
friends He told them to focus on getting
a college degree after they complete high
school and to take more time and pride
in selecting friends of integrity who have
goals for their lives. There are many jobs
out their but he told the children that they
must get the right education to qualify
themselves for employment.
It is the role of parents to raise their
children in the way they should go and to
put guidelines and boundaries in place.
Sports From Page 18
Taylor Park playing field was a bustle,
visiting children would come to watch and
were always invited to join in. Soccer was
a great success with as many as 40 team
players quite an accomplishment on a
five-mile long island. But soccer in Hope
Town was more than just a game, it was a
coming together time for families, children
from all walks of life and races playing to-
gether for a common goal (pun intended!).
Nicole's motto lives on.. Make It Happen
Special thanks to Chris and Michelle for
making soccer "happen" in Hope Town.
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Social Services Observes
Child Protection Month
Business Service Directory
Beauty Supplies Vitamins
Ricardo Miller, Pharmacist
Hours 8:30 am 6 pm
Sunday 9 am 12 Noon
Dove Plaza, Marsh Harb.
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The Abaconian Section B Page 27
The Easter Bunny was spotted beside a
road in Treasure Cay. She was giving out
chocolate Easter candies to the passers-
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Church From Page 25
God does not want us to simply memorize
what He has said, but to act on it and live
The audience was moved by the praise
and worship and messages over the week-
end, and it was said that the message should
motivate change in the lives of those who
had the opportunity to experience God's
Mr. Francis is the pastor of the Corner-
stone Church in Simi Valley, California,
and said that he grew up in a nominally
Christian home in which both of his par-
ents died before he was 12 years old. He,
however, grew in faith throughout his
high school and college years. "The more
I learned about God the more serious I
became about him," he said. "It doesn't
make sense some of the things we do in
light of what we believe," he said.
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Boat Rental Business, Turn Key, fully opera-
tional, good equipemtn and established busi-
ness. For more information call 242-475-5543
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Honda, $2,000. 242-367-5032
Spiral Staircase $800.00, heavy duty steel,
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Washers, dryer, waterheaters, small electrical
appliances and electrical repairs. Call Juan at
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4 Ton Kenmore Central Air Condition 10
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VEHICLES FOR SAL
2008 white Hyundai truck, crew cab, diesel,
spray bedliner, full undercoating, always ga-
raged, approx 1500 mi. Available to see May
2-9 only. US $20,000. 850-997-4280
2006 Nissan Ultima, black, 2.5L $18,000
O.B.O. Call 367-0670
2008 Suzuki, Grand Vitara, Pearl white, ask-
ing $22,500.00 O.N.O. Call 367-3649 Cell
2005 Dodge Ram 1 previous owner 30,000
miles. Asking $15,500.00 O.B.O. Call 458-
6722 or 458 3716 for further information.
Yamaham YBR 125 motorbike, modified,
electric starter, excellent condition, with hel-
met and cover. Asking $2,000. Call or text
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RIB Novurania 12 ft w/ 40 HP Honda.
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2004, 2005, 2007 models for $5K, $7K, $9K.
Low Hours, well maintained. 242-367-5032
2007 115 Evinrude Etec 25' shaft 600hrs.
Asking $3,000. ph. 365-6143 or 357-6540
17' Zodiac Yachtline 1999 RIB, 2008 Evin-
rude E-Tech 90 horsepower engine. Single
axle galvanized trailer included boat and trail-
er great condition. Pontoon replaced in '07.
Asking $7,000 O.B.O. Contact Josh 242-375-
8238 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
20' Albury Bros with new 150HP Mercury
Opti-Max. Built in gas and fresh water tanks,
trim tabs, new Awl-grip paint. Excellent con-
dition. $42,000 Contact William at (H)365-
6293 or (C) 357-6654
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. Deliv-
ery is available.
20' Whaler Outrage, twin four strkoe 115
Yamaha, low hours. T-top w/ electronics incl.
GPS. Very clear. DUTY PAID. 25K. Email
21' Offshore hull w/ center console, capt-
email@example.com or 366-0038
22' Privateer hull w/ center console. capt-
firstname.lastname@example.org or 366-0038
23' Sea Craft CC. 225 HP Evinrude, rocket
launcher, GPS/fishfinder, outriggers, fiber-
glass T-top w/ radio bopx, VHF. Dual alum
Trailer, 1 owner, excellent condition. DUTY
PAID. Maker offer. email@example.com or 954-
23' Neptune Cuddy Cabin 200HP Evinrude
140 hrs. VHF color fish finder, trim tabs,
full canvas, dive platform, excellent condition
$12,750 O.B.O. Tom 367-3875, 359-6229
24' Glasstream (2007) new engine Yamaha
200HP 2 stroke. Boat is in excellent condition.
Asking $23,000 O.B.O. Call 366-0722 or 577-
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fish H20 temp finder, auto bilge pump, engine
flush connect bumpers, anchors, lines, jackets
etc. $17,900. Call 365-8848
25' Mako, T-top, new engines, tank & elec-
tric etc. $28,000. Contact 901-082-3657 pr ha-
26' Custom Fiberglass Commerical Fishing
Boat by Florida Marine, twin 200HP 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 stor-
age, rod holders. DUTY PAID. A deal at 20K.
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Little Harbour, Abaco
Ocean view lot in Little Point subdi-
vision, very near to Hope Town. A
short walk to the beach.
$110,000. Ref. PS10614
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
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A premier deep-sea fishing destina-
tion. 58 acres makes this island
ideal for a luxury resort and marina
$26,000,000. Ref. AS11252
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
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Privatewaterfront lot located on cov-
eted peninsula. 160 ft. on the water,
ideal for a dock.
$249,000. Ref. AS11389
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 playground
$9,000,000. Ref. AS11258
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the beach, comprised of 2 buildings
connected by a wrap-around deck.
$1,390,000. Ref. PS10616
ISLAND BREEZES MOTEL
This recently renovated motel is lo-
cated in Marsh Harbour and is a
great small business investment.
$580,000. Ref. AS11282
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Spacious turn-key 2 bedroom, 2 bath Enchanting 2 bedroom, 2 bath cot-
condo is fully equipped and centrally tage with 140 ft. of beach in Long
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LITTLE HARBOUR THE BLUFF AT WINDING BAY RUM RUNNERS
Aquaint cottage with 150feetof pris- A unique parcelof land with dramatic MARSH HARBOUR
tine beachfront. 2 bedrooms, 1 bath views comprising 17,000 sq. ft. near Spacious home-away-from-home with all the luxuries 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths,
on 1.4 acres of elevated land theclub efhouse263 private pool, boat slip, intemet and decks for grilling $2,975week. AR10555
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WHITE SOUND, ELBOW CAY: 13,770 sq. ft lot near beach $215,000. AS11205
NORTH END, ELBOW CAY: 19.974 sq. ft oceanfront lot with 120 ft. of beach
and foundation fora 2,600 sq. ft ,4 bedroom home $695,000. Ref. AS11144
BREEZY HILL, ELBOW CAY: .- 14 q sq ft. elevated lot $132,000. PS10603
TREASURE CAY: 22.574 sq. ft. otwith10 ft-elevations, 100 ft ofwater-
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
MARHIE'S LANDING, ELBOW CAY: Half acre building sites in a private waterfront
community with electricity, dock slip, and beach access. $55,000. PS10659
MARSH HARBOUR: 9,750 sq. ft sea view lot in gated Sun rise Bay. All ameni-
ties nearby. $249,900. AS1 1026
LUBBERS QUARTERS: 10,069sq. ft homesite in the Abaco Ocean Club Near
the community dock. $50,000. AS10964
REDUCED! GREAT ABACO CLUB: 7.630 sq ft. gated canalfront lot with pool,
tennis courts, and beach nearby. $190,000.AS10731
GUANA CAY: 6.811 sq ft. sea and oceanview lot within the Shipwreck Subdi-
vision. Nearby the new community dock and beaches. $125,000. AS1B091
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