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Piracy is the theme of Island Roots Festival
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By Annabella Marquis
Abaconians traveled from all over the
region to celebrate the seventh annual Is-
land Roots Heritage Festival at Green Tur-
tle Cay on April 30 to May 2. While many
drove the 40 minutes from Marsh Harbour
to the Treasure Cay ferry dock, a large
number traveled all the way from Florida
to participate in the festival.
The theme, Celebrating the Treasure
of our Heritage, focused on 17th and 18th
century pirating in The Bahamas. The pi-
rating practice, which was a major feature
of Bahamian history before the coming of
British Governor Woodes Rogers in 1718,
was re-enacted by the group who came
from Florida, dressed in traditional pirate
Everything was pirate-themed, from the
skeletons at the entrance to the names of
food for sale: Black beard (peas n' rice),
Blimey (conch chowder) and Captain Walk
da Plank (cracked lobster). Famous female
pirates Mary Read (Michelle Murillo) and
Anne Bonny (Wendy Wellman) performed
skits while others enacted play-fights with
whips and faux-weapons in order to create
an authentic atmosphere.
Achieving its aim, the festival repre-
sented Abaconian and Bahamian heritage
strongly. Children from Green Turtle
Please see Island Roots Page 2
Town Meeting to Discuss
Anglican Hall, Marsh Harbour May 27 7 pm
55 students are inducted
into the Ranger program
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Re-actments of by-gone days intrigue Festival goers
Island Roots From Page 1
Cay's Amy Roberts Primary School had
re-created miniature portrayals of Lucayan
artifacts and painted pictures represent-
ing key features of Bahamian history. The
Bahamas DNA Project had on display its
findings at rediscovering different geneal-
ogy pools in Abaco, inviting the Abaconi-
an community to "Learn more about your
family history." In a quest to link the his-
tories of many Bahamian families, people
were asked to sign sheets to indicate if they
were related to certain family branches
through particular people. Signatures on
the sheets showed that the DNA Project
was showing results.
Y-DNA testing had found a connection
between the popular name Albury with Al-
bree of Massachusetts and Albery of Eng-
land. The oldest direct Bahamian connec-
tion to this family was in fact a man named
William Alburie, born in England in 1620,
who traveled via Bermuda to Eleuthera in
Pie charts showed the family name dis-
tribution throughout Abaco, mainly con-
sisting of families by the name of Curry,
Roberts, Albury, Baker, Lowe, Weath-
erford, Sawyer, Kemp and Russell with
Saunders being the most prevalent.
The Bahamian conch was celebrated
with a conch cracking competition, a prac-
tice which involves breaking into the conch
with a hatchet, then pushing a knife under
the meat and prying out the conch, consist-
ing of the body, the eye, the "bubby" and
the hard claw-like foot. A conch blowing
competition also showcased the capability
of the conch to produce a long, loud and
deep sound, when tackled by a competent
Franklyn Jolly from Nassau, who buys
conch shells from fishermen for $1 each,
carves them into jewelry, sculptures and
the very popular soup bowl and spoon.
He described the "long process" of clean-
ing the conch shell with muriatic acid and
then carving it with a number of electrical
Please see Island Roots Page 17
The liny Turtles Preschool stu
Platting the Maypole by the girls of Green turtle Cay was a beautiful, well rehearsed
dance that pleased the crowds attending the Island Roots Heritage Festival. During the
two-day event, many demonstrations, competitions and presentations entertained and
educated those attending.
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Two women pirates were prominent at Festival
By Mirella Santillo
This year's Island Roots Heritage Fes-
tival at Green Turtle Cay was themed The
History of Piracy in The Bahamas. As a
secluded and sparsely populated set of
islands, Abaco received its share of vis-
its from this notorious set of characters
Anne Bonny and Mary Read, two fe-
male pirates made famous in the books
of author Sandra Riley, Sisters of the Sea
and Sometimes Towards Eden, were por-
trayed at the festival by returning partici-
pants Wendy Wellman (Anne Bonny) and
Michelle Murillo (Mary Read) from Key
West, Florida, Green Turtle Cay's sister
I wo taaes jrom mre ronraa group imperson
(Wendy Wellman) and Mary Read (Michell
presented an interesting skit that gave many
community. The pair enacted a lively skit
based on the lives of the two partners in
crime who developed a friendship while on
the crew of Pirate "Calico Jack" Rackam.
Dressed in what is generally acknowl-
edged as "pirate outfit" clothes of rough
material, short pants, long stockings,
buckle shoes and belts over an open shirt
the two pirates took turns re-living mo-
ments of their past through items pulled out
of an old trunk.
Mary Read was born in England and
was raised in poor surroundings. Always
treated like a boy by her mother who called
her Mark, she spent all her life in men's
clothing, first as a foot boy to a wealthy
French woman then in the military where,
passing for a man, she
enrolled as a soldier. A
long red velvet dress
pulled out of the trunk
took Mary Read back
to the time of her mar-
riage, the only time in
her life she ever wore
a dress. A medal at
the bottom of the chest
evoked memories of
the time that she went
to the shore after her
husband had died and
became a crew mem-
ber on an English man
of war ship bound for
the Caribbean. A large
crystal obtained in a
loot brought back to
memory her days as a
ated Anne Bonny pirate.
e Muillo). The Anne Bonny, born
e ilo e in Ireland to a wealthy
details of life as lawyer and his maid,
had a fairly comfortable childhood. A sil-
ver spoon plucked out of the trunk brought
her back to these days of her youth and to
the events that made her decide to become
"brave and fearless." She had a good edu-
cation and read many books, one of these,
an old Bible that she recovered from the
When Anne Bonny was 16, her family
moved to South Carolina where her father
bought a plantation. This opulent lifestyle
soon became boring for the restless and
the rather violent teenager who ran away
from Charleston with a friend of Stede
Bonnet, James Bonny, who was later ar-
rested on demand by Anne's father. In re-
taliation, she had her
father's crop burned
to the ground. The
couple married and left
for New Providence
where James Bonny
met Woodes Rogers
and started working
for him, becoming in
Anne's words, a "trai-
A dagger pulled
out of the old trunk
reminded her of the
night she met pirate
"Calico Jack" Rackam
and, dressed as James
Bonny, became crew
on his boat. Shortly af-
terwards, she befriend-
ed Mary Read who,
after being captured by
Rackam, also became
one of the crew. Both
women dressed as men
and fought alongside
the other pirates.
Anne admitted having a weakness for
rum when she pulled an old pewter tan-
kard out of the chest; but she could hold
her liquor, she said, as she was sober
enough to fight the British soldiers sent to
Jamaica to capture the pirates who had re-
jected the pardon offered by Woodes Rog-
ers. "Calico Jack" Rackam and his crew
were finally apprehended that night in the
Bay of Negril while he was drunk under
the deck, leaving the women to fight.
The men were sentenced to death, but the
Please see Pirates Page 17
A large contingent came from Key West, Florida, Green Tur-
tle's sister community. They put on skits, sword fights and
whip demonstrations. They even conducted a Buccaneer militia
training school that the children enjoyed.
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BEC's financial dilemma
Explanations of a proposed electric rate
increase were made by executive staff
of Bahamas Electricity Corporation in a
public meeting on May 10 at New Visions
Ministry in Marsh Harbour. The 50-60
persons attending were in sharp contrast to
the September meeting by BEC last year
when this building held an overflow crowd
of 800 or more persons. The poor atten-
dance was probably due to the meeting
being called on short notice and not being
Figures were given during the presenta-
tion showing that the corporation lost $66
million during the past four years. This
year BEC projects a loss of $28 million,
giving a total five-year loss of $94 million
for providing power throughout The Ba-
hamas. BEC is proposing to increase the
electric rates by five to six percent. This
public presentation along with others that
BEC officials will hold throughout the
country is required by law. The intent is to
advise the public on the need for a rate in-
crease, to make the public aware of BEC's
financial position and to hear from the pub-
lic on these matters.
The electric rate has remained constant
since 1994 when government reduced the
electric rate by about five percent. This was
partly offset by imposing a fuel surcharge
based on the fluctuating price of fuel oil.
The cost of living has increased significant-
ly during the subsequent 16 years, putting
Just when we all complain about this
and that, it is about time to give credit
where credit is due. I would like to com-
mend Mrs. Angie Collie for going beyond
the call of duty. Angie is one of the most
personable people you could meet, and she
takes her job to another level. Recently, a
family member was ill and refused to go
BEC at a financial disadvantage.
Summarized explanations showed that
the corporation hopes to return to a sound
financial status and offset this year's antic-
ipated $28 million loss primarily through
the following three initiatives.
The five percent rate increase is ex-
pected to generate $12 million annually in
An additional $12 million in revenue is
anticipated by shifting the cost of installing
and servicing street lights to central gov-
ernment. Various studies have stated that
BEC should not be burdened with this ex-
pense. If street lights are needed, govern-
ment must provide for this either through
an existing branch of central government
or perhaps as a budgeted burden for local
government. But public lighting expenses
should not be a burden imposed on BEC.
A final $4 million in savings must
come from within BEC with increased op-
erating efficiencies, better use of its assets,
reduced power losses, better utilization of
its workforce and taking advantage of com-
petitive fuel sources world-wide.
Government is aware of other necessary
measures to encourage conservation of elec-
tricity by itself and by the public. Some
of these will require changes in government
policy and laws to effect electrical conser-
vation measures. Reducing the electrical
demand will allow BEC to add more cus-
tomers without adding generating capacity.
For instance, converting from electric
water heaters to solar would save many
megawatts of electricity for BEC to di-
rect elsewhere. However, incentives by
government would be required. Perhaps
the building code should require solar wa-
ter heaters for new construction or may-
be innovative financing will be required
to convert to massive use of solar water
heaters. A large scale switch to compact
florescent bulbs will show up as savings
on homeowners' monthly BEC bills and
collectively will give substantial savings
to BEC. A switch to solar water heaters
is the easiest technology to produce even
larger savings. Solar water hearers are the
fastest to implement and the easiest to ac-
complish with an acceptable payback for
to the doctor. So someone called Angie to
tell her what was going on and Angie actu-
ally went to him and made him come to
Auskell Clinic where he received medical
In a day when you can't find a doctor to
see a patient unless they meet certain cri-
teria, Angie threw all the hog wash out the
window and probably saved his life. This
is what I call "bedside manner" which is a
rarity in this day and time.
the installation through electricity savings.
Solar water heaters also provide job cre-
More complicated and more expensive
initially, but equally promising, is the use
of solar photovoltaic panels which make
electricity from sunlight. Batteries are re-
quired for storage and an assortment of
black boxes are needed to make the elec-
tricity compatible with household needs.
This includes inverters, regulators, char-
gers and other mysterious items. Installa-
tion requires trained technicians.
Making electricity by photovoltaic sys-
tems is not a cheap or simple process, but
many persons find it to be desirable and
cost effective in the long run. Solar power
is very attractive for persons living in re-
mote locations that are not served by pub-
lic utilities. Even some people with access
to publicly supplied power prefer a solar
installation for ecological reasons, switch-
ing to public power when conditions do not
permit the solar system to function.
In many areas of the world, these small
solar systems are permitted and are en-
couraged to connect into the power compa-
ny's grid with special meters and switches.
These allow surplus solar power to be sold
back to the power company. By no means
does this generate sufficient revenue to pay
for the homeowner's system. It is, how-
ever, an attractive incentive for those con-
sidering such an installation.
At the moment, Bahamian law does not
permit these installations to connect to the
electric grid; however, legislative changes
are underway to allow this.
The financial losses sustained by BEC
along with a growing population and an
expanding business sector have caused gov-
ernment to look into cost saving measures
by BEC and consider incentives to encour-
age electrical conservation by consumers
and the business community. Several con-
sultants have been engaged to look into
the BEC operation and review appropriate
energy policies for BEC and the country.
Some changes to our energy policy can be
By Mirella Santillo
Historian and novelist Sandra Riley was
first introduced to The Bahamas in 1972
and acquired a passion for Bahamian his-
tory. Upon her return to Florida, she con-
tinued her research on Bahamian history,
mostly focusing on two time periods: the
age of piracy and the settling of The Ba-
hamas by the Loyalists, particularly on
Her first book Homeward Bound cov-
ers the history of The Bahamas from the
formation of the islands to 1850. Her sub-
sequent novels Sisters of the Sea and Some-
times Towards Eden are based primarily
on the story of two female pirates, Anne
expected soon while others relate to long
term goals. Alternate energy sources are ac-
tively under consideration. The conversion
of Nassau's garbage waste into electricity
through controlled burning may be the first
large-scale alternate energy project.
Interested persons should review the
proposed National Energy Policy on the
Bahamas Environmental, Science and
Technology Commission's web site,
www.best.gov.bs. It is an informative
document. The BEST Commission wel-
comes suggestions and comments.
We realize that the proposed rate hike
by BEC is not going to be popular with
consumers. All of us must realize that the
cost of electricity, like most other things,
is going up. However, we can all offset
this somewhat by imposing electrical con-
servation measures in our homes and busi-
nesses to reduce our monthly electric bills.
Many electrical conservation concepts
seem inconsequential but when engaged
collectively will reduce the BEC bill. At
the same, time these measures reduce the
power that BEC must make and, in turn,
lowers their fuel bill.
As summer approaches, we can all move
the thermostat on our air conditioning sev-
eral degrees warmer, clean the coils on the
air conditioning compressor and the refrig-
erator coils allowing them to work more
efficiently. Air conditioning filters should
be cleaned or changed at the beginning of
warm weather and using the curly flores-
cent bulbs will all lower electric bills.
The $28 million that BEC will have to
get from government this year could be
better used for a new airport terminal, hos-
pital or our schools. Individually, the mea-
sures we each take to reduce our electrical
consumption may seem inconsequential,
but they add up to significant amounts.
Changing one curly light bulb is not much
of a change but hundreds of these bulbs do
make a difference.
If the proposed rate change is approved,
we can all take steps to keep our monthly
electric bill reasonable.
Bonny and Mary Read. Her last book, Ba-
hamas Trilogy, contains three plays that
outline the links between The Bahamas and
On May 1 during a presentation at the
Green Turtle Cay Island Roots Heritage
Festival, Ms. Riley explained how pirates
came to be in The Bahamas from the late
1600's to 1718 and outlined the historic
reason why they found it so easy to settle
At that time, she said, the islands were
leased to The Lords Proprietors of Caro-
Please see Piracy Page 8
Historian Sandra Riley, dressed a a pirate, kept her audience enthralled by regaling them
of the history of piracy in The Bahamas. Abaco pla yed a major role in this era as a safe
haven for them.
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Abaco during the time of
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The Abaconian Section A Page 9
Fishing tournament focused on lionfish
By Jennifer Hudson
In an effort to reduce the number of li-
onfish in the waters of Abaco, a lionfish
derby or fishing tournament was held at the
Jib Room in Marsh Harbour on April 16
and 17. It was the second lionfish tourna-
ment held on Abaco; the first was held last
spring on Green Turtle Cay.
The lionfish is an extremely invasive
fish which reproduces at an alarming rate
and threatens to wipe out the fish supplies
in Bahamian and South Atlantic waters.
This tournament was held to educate the
public on ways to handle the lionfish with
poisonous spines and to encourage using
the lionfish as a source of delicious dining.
The lionfish tournament, organized by
Friends of the Environment, began with a
captain's meeting at the Jib Room on the
evening of April 16 which included the op-
portunity for late registration while enjoy-
ing cocktails and a presentation on lionfish.
Present were Gregg and Lisa Waugh of
Grand Bahama, President and Vice Presi-
dent of Safespear, a company formed in
2009 to market a new pole spear system
that allows the safe harvest of dangerous
marine animals, most notably, the venom-
"Lionfish are so prolific that we know
there is no hope of getting rid of them all.
But we hope to put a dent in the popula-
tion and save the ecosystem," stated Lisa
Waugh. In addition to the specially de-
signed spear, their kit includes gloves for
protection from the venomous spines and a
specially designed bag system which pro-
vides a safe way to carry lionfish back to
the boat or shore. The full kit includes the
necessary tools to safely clean and prepare
One of these full kits was raffled during
the captain's meeting and the lucky win-
ner was 13-year-old James Boyce, an avid
young conservationist, who was delighted
to be able to use the product the following
day during his hunt for lionfish. After the
event he remarked that the newly designed
spear certainly made removing the lionfish
Kristen Williams, Executive Director of
Friends, stressed to the participants how
huge a problem lionfish are in The Baha-
mas. "Our goal in this derby is to kill as
many as possible. The Green Turtle Cay
derby was very successful. Now it is out
turn," she said.
Jake Algeier, a graduate student from the
University of Georgia, who has been work-
ing on Abaco for the past five years, gave
a short talk and presentation on the lionfish.
He emphasized how serious an issue the
lionfish population is. "This invasive spe-
cies is an amazing predator that could fun-
damentally alter our ecosystem," he stated.
"There are many different types of lionfish
but the one found here is the red lionfish and
can be up to 18 inches in length. First seen
in The Bahamas in 2004, it is extremely pro-
lific and is found mainly on reefs but also
in mangroves and on ledges. The biggest
concern is that, while a voracious predator
itself, it has no native predators. The venom
in its spines is toxic to fish, and it has been
observed to eat 20 fish in 30 minutes."
Mr. Algeier suggested that we need to eat
our way out of this problem. "Lionfish are
delicious. and it brings good money. Lion-
fish filet is bringing $6-$10 per pound in
Nassau and is served as a delicacy in sev-
eral restaurants," he stated. He encouraged
the people who would be catching lionfish
the following day to keep them on ice so
that they could be given to the restaurants
to serve. "Let's roll out the red carpet and
welcome them to the dinner table," he urged
at the close of a short film presentation.
Eight boats participated in the tourna-
ment on April 17 with each boat being al-
lowed a team of four divers. Pole spear,
Hawaiian sling, hand net or lobster hooks
were allowed for capturing the lionfish,
but no chemicals or other collecting mech-
anisms were allowed.
At the awards ceremony later that eve-
ning everyone agreed that it had been a
great day. The winning team was on the
Please see Lionfish Page 21
When the fishing boats brought their catch of lionfish to the dock at Marsh Harbour
Marina, they were filleted, then cooked and served. S,/wn filleting the fish are Lindsey
Borsz, science teacher at Forest Heights Academy; Lauren Yeager, graduate student at
Florida International University; Kristin Williams of Friends; Jake Allgeier, graduate
student at the Unveristy of Georga; Olivia Patterson with Friends and Christina Acevedo,
graduate student at FIU.
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Page 10 Section A The Abaconian
Central Abaco News
Bertram Hatteras Shoot- Breakaway earning 500, Just Do It with by winning, permission to build on a piece of private
celebrates 30 years 400 and Fish Tales with 200 points. "From the time the seawater hits you property by the owner. However, she was
ut celebrates 30 years Mike Bondurant, Tournament Director, and that first fish gets on and everyone's hastily reminded that she still had not gone
By Canishka Alexander was excited about the tournament, adding all excited, you know, it's a camaraderie, through the proper channels as far as li-
This year marked the 30th year that the that the number of boats entered, 26, was We all get along, and it's a lot of fun," censing and permits were concerned.
Bertram Hatteras Shootout has been taking off from their high point from a few years Hoffer explained. To make matters worse, they were in-
place in The Bahamas. This is a competi- ago, but he was pleased to see familiar fac- Described as a catch and release tour- formed that there are countless illegal busi-
tion between two of the leading manufactur- es among the anglers registering that day. nament, the teams were allowed to catch nesses in operation.
ers of top blue water fishing boats, Bertram According to Bondurant, the fun-fish cat- blue and white marlins, billfish and sail- After their tour, Mr. Thompson was
Yachts and Hatteras Yachts. egory was new this year, referring to the fish. Bondurant said the last two Shootouts very troubled. "It's getting to a point
The winning boat was Great White Too, tuna, wahoo and dolphin division, have been geared toward an all-release for- where it's getting really out of hand to en-
a Bertram, that earned 900 points. In sec- The staff of Abaco Gold featured a 30th mat. Teams earned points based on release force the laws here, and it's getting frus-
ond place was Breakaway, a Hatteras, with year championship ring at their booth, points. The anglers earned 500 points to treating. Central government needs to step
500 points. This year the competition be- which commemorated the 30 years of the release a blue marlin, 200 for the white in and start helping us with the situation
tween the rival companies pitted the top fishing tournament. It had been custom marlin, 100 for the sailfish. that's going on here on Abaco," he frankly
three winners of each company to name made and inscribed with the design from Illegal construction stated. He was grateful to be accompanied
the Shootout winner. Bertram Yachts won the shootout's logo. bI a nsru in y members of Town Planning.
with Great White Too along with Certifi- And it was not the only new thing to presents daunting task Mr. Stuart and Mr. Jones shared their
able getting 400 point and Overbudget with be introduced this year. For the first time, By Canishka Alexander concerns which were similar to that of Mr.
200 points for a total of 1500 points. Hat- a Bahamian team from Nassau entered the Local government officials taking a tour Thompson's. Mr. Stuart said there were
teras Yachts had a total of 1100 points with competition aboard Sharkbait. This boat of the Mud on April 29 were exasperated plans to go into the Haitian community
came first in by what they were faced with. Only going again and inform residents on the proce-
the Fun Fish to observe a number of illegal construc- dures of obtaining permit numbers for their
Division with tions that had suddenly popped up, they buildings and on how to go about getting
their catch found more than they had bargained for. their licenses and other relevant paperwork.
of a yellow- The group was comprised of Administra- Mr. Jones believed that when the roads
fin tuna. The tor Cephas Cooper; Deputy Administrator become more passable, a lot more can be
team was com- Whelma Colebrooke; Roscoe Thompson, done particularly in making police officers
prised of Paul chairman of the Marsh Harbour and Spring more visible in the area. He said a lot of il-
Cole, George City Township; John Schaefer, area engi- legal activities are going on like gambling,
Glynatsis and neer for Ministry of Works; and Ellis Stu- number houses and prostitution. He is look-
Stephen Hof- art and Freddie Jones of Town Planning. ing forward to getting the area cleaned up,
fer. Cole said It appeared as though a mini power plant upgraded and restored to its natural beauty.
I it was his first was in operation as they spotted at least "If you see the vehicles and the garbage
Shootout as an three large generators housed side by side. and how it is piled up, we need to get the
owner, and he Additionally, houses that once had numbers committee to get this place cleaned up be-
wanted to rep- written on them had been repainted. Others cause that's the only way we are going to
For the first time a Bahamian team from Nassau competed in the Ber- resent The Ba- had been extended to add more rooms. get Marsh Harbour back," Mr. Jones said.
tram Hatteras Shootout. They came in first in the Fun Fish Division hamas the best Even more perplexing was when a store
with this yellowfin tuna caught by Gary Goldman. The boat was cap- way he could owner told officials that she had been given Please see Central Page 11
trained by Paul Cole. Photo supplied by the Shootout.
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The Abaconian Section A Page 11
I More Central Abaco News
Central From Page 10
Brown's Bay will
get retaining wall
By Canishka Alexander
On May 5 Cay Mills, Chairman of the
Dundas Town Committee, addressed a se-
rious problem that occurs at the beach at
Brown's Bay at low tide. The beach liter-
Many locals now frequent the beach
even on the weekdays and are dismayed to
find that there is nowhere to swim when
the tide goes out.
Mr. Mills pointed out that a lot of the
sand from the beach has moved to the boat
ramp, causing the ramp to be unusable. He
said it has been months since the ramp has
However, all is not lost, according to
Burt Williams, president of Williams &
Son Construction Company. He said there
were plans to extend the retainer wall to
the east of the beach and continue along the
boulders as a way to retain the sand. An-
other retainer wall will run alongside the
boat ramp. More sand is being taken away
from the beach as well to make the swim-
ming area deeper to combat the problem
that low tide causes.
Mr. Mills is hopeful that when every-
thing is set in place, low tide will no longer
be a major cause of concern.
officials will visit Abaco
By Timothy Roberts
On May 18 Stephen Turnquest, Direc-
tor of the Humane Society in Nassau, and
Percy Grant, the Society's Education Of-
ficer, will be coming to Abaco.
Mr Grant will be visiting schools in
Please see Central Page 14
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The Abaconian Section A Page 13
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TREASURE CAY #5290
CAMELOT BEACHFRONT Extraordinary estate home,
7,793 square feet of living space,2 bed 2 bath guest cottage,
and pool overlookingTreasure Cay beach. US$5,800,000.
TREASURE CAY #2875
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TREASURE CAY #3897
PAPI's PALACE Great value home on TC
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TREASURE CAY #5402
ATLANTIS 2207 CANAL FRONT CONDOMINIUM
Two storey comfortable 2 bed 2 bath with dock
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GUANA CAY #4964
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short walk to amenities. US$2,250,000.
GUANA CAY #5350
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GUANA CAY #5337
YELLOWTAIL COTTAGE WATERFRONT ORCHID BAY
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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
Elbow Cay 242.366.0035
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SEE SECTION A, PAGE 3 FOR HOPE TOWN, ELBOW CAY & SEE SECTION B, PAGE 3 FOR MARSH HARBOUR, LUBBERS QUARTERS & TLLOO CAY
May 15, 2010
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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More Central Abaco News
Central From Page 11
the Marsh Harbour area to speak to stu-
dents about animal welfare and pet care. A
school poetry competition on pet care will
be launched at that time.
Mr. Turnquest will be meeting members
of the newly formed Abaco Animals Res-
cue Coalition in order to share his experi-
ence and expertise.
Land Quieting Act
By Timothy Roberts
Alexiou, Knowles & Co. hosted an in-
formative talk presented by Luther Mc-
Donald, senior and litigation partner with
the firm, to educate and inform the public
about the Quieting Title Act of 1959. The
talk which was held at the Anglican Hall
in Marsh Harbour on May 1 informed the
audience about what the Quieting Act was
meant to do, the process of quieting, why
and when we would quiet a title and abuses
of The Act.
After his presentation, Mr. McDonald
fielded questions from the audience, most
of which centered on the problematic is-
sue of "generation land" and the difficulty
many Bahamians face in getting quieted
titles for their properties.
Mr. McDonald said during his talk that
the only legitimate reason to request a qui-
eting of title is because you are unable to
show a legal or acceptable document which
proves your ownership of a particular prop-
erty. If you can prove through both birth
and death certificates that a property's title
has been passed down by way of inheri-
tance in accordance to Bahamian law, then
you can have that property quieted.
He also said that a title that has been
obtained using fraudulent means, where
someone has produced fraudulent or false
documents or has attempted by "squatting"
on a property to claim it, that title can be
He informed the audience that if they
became aware that a petition for a Quiet-
ing Titles Action is posted for a property
in which they have an interest that they
should consult a lawyer immediately.
Please see Central Page 16
Obituary William Alvin thorndycraft
On April 9, 2010, after a short illness, William Alvin (Bill) Thorndy-
craft 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
stepsons Robin, Keith and Jason, sisters Daph-
Sne and family, Evelyn and family, Joyce and
family, June and family, brother Jim and family,
.k brother-in-law Gordon and family, the family
I, of his late wife Yvonne, his fellow Elders of St.
SAndrew's Presbyterian Kirk, the congregation
\of Kirk of the Pines, family and good friends in
Canada, the UK, the US and the Bahamas and
former Boy Scouts and Cubs on Abaco.
The funeral will be held at New Visions
Bill Thorndycraft Church at 11:00 AM on Saturday, June 12,
2010. Flowers are gratefully declined. Donations may be made to the
Kirk of the Pines Building Fund.
Luther McDonald, in the back, a lawyer with Alexiou, Knowles & Co., held a seminar
explaining the Quieting Title Act. The meeting was held at the Anglican Hall in Marsh
Harbour on April 24. After the formal talk, the meeting was opened for questions. 51/ ,11,
are a few of those attending. They are Dr. Camille Farquharson, Donna Darville, Jennie
Barry, Carlene Farquharson, Mary Dames, Viola Gordon and Shirley Mills.
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Central From Page 14
By Jennifer Hudson
Three top level personnel from Jack-
son Memorial Hospital visited the Auskell
Medical Clinic on April 21 to further the
ties between these two medical service
providers. Luis Felipe Arango Pardo, Vice
President of International Business, Ann
Marie Donaldson, Regional Sales Direc-
tor and William Peguero, Business De-
velopment Consultant, all expressed their
pleasure in the longstanding relationship
of Jackson Memorial with Auskell and its
directors Dr. George Charite and Angie
Their visit on this occasion was to learn
more about Abaco to better facilitate their
services as their expectation is to be long-
term partners. "This region is very im-
portant to us and we want to see how we
can best facilitate its needs," stated Mr.
Peguero. In addition to meetings with Dr.
Charite and Mrs. Collie of Auskell, the
trio visited the Abaco Club at Winding Bay
to ascertain its needs and talk about the ser-
vices they can offer. Other establishments
were on their list to visit, but they will be
back for further meetings.
Mr. Pardo stated that Jackson Memo-
rial Hospital deals with every country in
the world, but its specific focus is on the
Caribbean and Latin America. This was his
first visit to Abaco and he spoke of his en-
joyment of the island and its people. "One
of Jackson Memorial's closest allies is The
Bahamas, and we are very happy to have
this relationship with Abaco. We would like
to close our ties even more and to reassure
people of the quality of service and atten-
dance to patients from The Bahamas with
continued excellence and improvements."
"Jackson Memorial Hospital works
closely with the Auskell clinic regarding
emergency services and with the air am-
bulance service so that the transition of
patients to Jackson Memorial from Aus-
kell is seamless. We have a good relation-
ship with insurance providers," stated Mr.
A team from Jackson Memorial has
been to Auskell three times in as many
months for talks. The hospital foresees a
probable permanent presence on Abaco in
the future and looks forward to the new
Auskell Medical Centre.
Representatives from Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami visited Auskell Clinic to
strenghten the arrangements for getting critically ill patients to the hospital for care.
5,/'i,, are Dr. George Charite, left, and Angie Collie, front, both with Auskell -i nli,
William Peguero, Ann Marie Donaldson and Luis Felipe Arango Pardo, behind, are all
from Jackson Memorial.
A census will be taken during the month of May. Administrator Cephas Cooper held a
meeting with the supervisors and enumerators for Abaco on May 3rd and at that time
they were all sworn in. 51, '11 are Mr. Cooper, Enid White, Cheri Josey Role, Valerie
Dean, Charlemae Fernander, Beatrice Moxey, Barbara Williams, Patircia Adderley and
Veronica Nairn. Mrs. Nairn is the senior supervisor of the census taking on Abaco.
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The Abaconian Section A Page 17
Festival talk discussed significance of our blue holes
By Mirella Santillo
Several great presentations and talks took
place during this year's Island Roots Heri-
tage Festival, most of them held at the new
Anglican Church Hall. On May 1st Nancy
Albury, Abaco's coordinator for the An-
tiquities, Monuments and Museum Corpo-
ration including the Sawmill Sink Fossils
Project, held a full room enthralled by her
presentation on the Blue Holes of The Baha-
mas and particularly those of Abaco.
Funded mostly by the National Museum
of The Bahamas and the Florida Museum
of Natural History in Gainesville, intensive
research on the blue holes has been ongo-
ing for the last several years following an
amazing paleontological finding in one of
them, the Sawmill Sink on Abaco. Since
that first tortoise shell, found at 50 feet,
was brought back to the surface, many
more remains, in perfect condition, were
discovered that shed light on the history of
the island never imagined before.
In a swift but detailed presentation,
Mrs. Albury told us about the two types
of blue holes encountered in The Bahamas
and their role as providers of fresh water
and as a source of information about for-
mer life on the islands.
Ocean blue holes found off-shore that
have strong under-currents associated with
tidal flow often create a whirlpool effect on
the surface of the sea. Inland blue holes sep-
arated from the ocean by a land mass still
show a slight tidal fluctuation.
Blue holes tell us about climate change
and vegetation change on the islands during
the past few thousand years and the contri-
bution of the first inhabitants towards these
changes. Blue holes occur on most islands
of The Bahamas; but because of what was
found in Sawmill Sink, Mrs. Albury's pre-
sentation focused mostly on these findings
and the valuable information they provided.
Fifty-five feet across and enclosed in
limestone, the Saw Mill Sink was a per-
fect animal trap. A profile view of the blue
hole shows different strata, one of them
depleted of oxygen which explains the per-
fect state of the many fossils found there.
Diving sessions contributed to the find of
many more tortoise shells as well as nu-
merous crocodile skulls and bones, an indi-
cation that at some point in time these two
reptiles, no longer present on the island,
lived on Abaco together with a multitude
of birds and bats. All of this has shed light
on the environment and the climate a few
thousand years ago.
The tortoise, related to the Galapagos
tortoise, a land dwelling, vegetarian ani-
mal, became part of the food chain for the
intelligent, carnivorous and very aggres-
sive fresh water crocodile, related to the
Cuban species. Carbon analysis placed
the tortoises at approximately 2500- 2700
years ago while the crocodiles were dated
at 3000 years. The remains of Lucayan In-
dians were thought to be around 1500 to
500 years old, their arrival was thought to
be coincidental to some of the changes that
Mastic seeds found inside the shell of
one of these tortoises indicated that it lived
in a coppice environment. It also tells that
she died in spring, the time of the year that
mastic trees bear fruits.
At 85 feet deep, one owl roost was dis-
covered that produced close to 700 bones.
The more common fossils found among
them were those of bats, lizards and flight-
less rails, the latter now extinct.
The skull of a Caracara and bones of
Meadow Lark are the indication of a dry
grass land environment. Both these birds
are extinct today. The remains of bats
which seem to have preferred a twilight
zone were found 1000 feet in a cave sys-
tem. These bats lived more than 12,000
years ago, more likely 20,000 years ago,
informed Mrs. Albury. Dry mud patches
and red dust from the Sahara incrusted into
calcite layers throughout the cave demon-
Pirates From Page 5
women, who were pregnant, were kept in
jail where Mary and her baby died.
After having thrown the famous words
"If you had fought like a man, you would
not be hanged like a dog" to Rackam on
the morning of his execution, Anne Bonny
seems to have disappeared from recorded
history. Nothing is known of her subse-
state that the climate was much dryer than
it is now.
"From what we have found, we can de-
duce that life and vegetation have changed
and that people have changed The Baha-
mas. We need to look out for The Baha-
mas," concluded Mrs. Albury. "Trash
covers the history, pollutes our water and
affects our health and life style."
She is hoping that the students who are
coming from all over to study the fossils
and the proposed park in South Abaco will
help protect the fragile island environment.
Island Roots From Page 2
Booths were showing straw work from
all over The Bahamas; "Dot" and Collette
from Abaco, Rose McKenzie from Exuma
and Annie Colebrooke from Andros. Ms.
Colebrooke, 71, founder of her company
Annie and All Her Children, was teach-
ing straw basket weaving to students who
paid $10 for the material and the lesson.
She emphasized how important it is that
the older generations teach their trade to
youngsters so that old Bahamian traditions
such as straw basket weaving continue to
The celebrations ended on Saturday
night with the much anticipated perfor-
mance by Kirk "KB" Bodie. Veronica
Bishop performed in the absence of Terez
Nancy Albury, Abaco's representative of the Antiquities, Monuments and Museums Cor-
poration, gave interesting talks about the skeletal remains that have been found in blue
holes. She has worked at preserving them from the time they were first discovered at
Sawmill Sink in South Abaco. They have shown that these islands have changed over the
centuries and animals lived here that were never known before and are now extinct.
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course. D 0 O $249,000.
Royal Poinciana Beachfront Condos -Phase 4
# 716) Premier 3 level, 3 bed, 4.5 bath, plus loft newly
built condos on Treasure Cay Beach. 2,860 s/f under
roof, attached garage. 644 s/f covered/open
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, 1,5qfaliving space condo,
closest to beach, tastegontemporary furnishings,
unparalleled sea WSbeach 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 seaviews. $950,000.
BahamaBeach Club 2032 # 1525 3 bed, 2 bath, 2nd
level, 1,650 s/f furnushed beach condo, excellent sea &
beach views. Club amenities. $865,000,
Atlantis Condo 2112- # 929- 4 bed, 4 bath 2,000 s/f 2
level furnished waterfront condo on Brigantine canal,
great water views. Preferred end unit. Includes 2 large
boat slips. Short walk to beach! $865,000.
Carleton Landing- Carriage House # I # 1621- 3
bed, 3 bath, 1,755 s/fgrou4 l furnished condo on
Brigantine Bay. N auction. Includes community
pool, finger dock private slip, 2 garages. $855,000.
BahamaBeach 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, 2bath,
1,645 s/f 2nd level furnished beachfront condo. Great
sea & beach views. Well manicured grounds, club
amenities. Exceptionally priced at $805,000.
Carleton Landing Carriage House # 2, 3 & 4- #
1621- 3 bed, 3 bath, mI3Of unfurnished condo on
Brigantine Ba$ )tmt;nstruction. Community pool,
finger dockrvate slip, 2 garages. EACH $799,000.
RoyalPoinciana # 2511 # 1483 Deluxe 2 bed, 2 bath
ground level furnished 1,300 s/fbeachfront condo. Well
maintained. Great sea views, excellent rental income
RoyalPalm Condo # 2424 # 1399 3 bed, 3 bath,
(including loft) 2nd level, 1,264 s/f furnished condo
overlooking harbour & marina. Well maintained, near
beach, excellent rental income potential. $549,000.
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 fumishet lihfront condo. Wel
maintained, sucei9b vews, community pool, Best
Value! Priced sell. $485,000.
Bahamas Real Estate
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.
RoyalPalm #2311 # 1573 2 bed, 2 bath 950 s/f
furnished ground level condo overlooking harbour &
manna. Well maintained, excellent condition. Owner
occupied (not a rental unit). Includes boat slip & storage
Beach Villa # 605 # 1625 1 bed, 2 bath well maintained
& elegantly furnished "tg &" villa. Washer/dryer.
Many extras & u -dc. Can be modified for 2nd
bedroom. Close to beach & shopping. $415,000.
RoyalPalm # 2304 # 1472 2 bed, 2 bath, 950 s/f
furnished ground floor level condo overlooking marina.
Includes boat slip. Rental history.
OWNER FINANCING AVAILABLE!!! $403,000.
Mariner's Cove Condominiums:
# 1181 -4bedroom, 3 bath, 2 level, 1,650 s/ffurnished harbour
frontcondo. 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 DevelopmentAcreage 1579 -
108.65 acres located near Treasure Cay community
entrance. Features a q,500' sandy beachfront, plus
approx. 800'SAa hard rock shoreline. Borders on
Geat AbacoN'wy. & Treasure Cay Dr. $4,365,000.
Beach & Canal Lot Package #941- Windward Beach lot
of 17,542 s/f with 100' of beach frontage on Sea ofAbaco,
PLUS Galleon Bay lot of 17,955 s/fwi th approx. 76' of
sea-walled canal frontage. $1,446,000.
Ocean Blvd. BeachfrontParcel #4,60 Splendid
44,600 s/f parcel on Tre,~ tBach, 75' beach
frontage of sug e 'fcfHe sand. All utilities available.
Spectacular sWD beach views. $1,350,000.
BeachfrontParcel- Ocean Blvd. # 876 1.5 acres with
100' of beach frontage, on spectacular Treasure Cay
Beach. All utilities available Gorgeous beach & sea
Superb Beachfront Parcel# 1ft6- Treasure Cay Blvd.
Level & cleared beach 1M,)6,00 s/f, 90' fabulous sandy
beach frontage. Br --king sea views. $1,275,000.
WindwardBeach -Beachfront Parcel # 1283 Cleared &
walled 17,542 s/f parcel with 100' of sandy beach.
Sea ofAbaco views. All utilities available. $1,024,000.
WindwardBeach 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.
RockPoint # 1543 12,000 s/f landscaped level lot. 80'
Sea ofAbaco frontage. All utilities available $262,000.
Ocean Blvd.# 1547/1548 -JpTdiand residential level
parcels of 10,805 ,$4' s/f. All utilities available,
public beac ss. EACH $71,000.
Seagrape Dr. # 1609 8,000 s/f residential lot just 1
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Treasure Cay Canal Parcels
Brigantine Bay # 1629 Larg )68 s/f level &
cleared canal parcel jitl,(t 0f bulk headed water
frontage. Utilitie4ilable. Great views. $753,000.
Brigantine Bay # 1630 Large j 94 s/f level &
cleared canal parcel wivIJqftulk headed water
frontage. Utilitieafla le. Superiorviews. $753,000.
Brigantine Bay # 1632 Large 16,824 s/f level &
cleared canal parcel with Ilr,$1lk headed water
frontage, PLUS 2 frt dbtc s. Utilities available.
Superior views don length of canal. $753,000.
Brigantine Bay # 1631 13,626rIevel & cleared
canal parcel with 119' pftl ad$ed water frontage.
Utilities availablp#J4 ctacular view $699,000.
Brigantine Bay # 1626- 14,835 level & cleared
canal parcel with 94' qfBul4Saded water frontage on
sheltered water. 5iiYWes available. $619,000.
BrigantineBay -# 1559- 16,108 s/flevel, cleared canal
parcel with 164' ofbulk headed & protected water
frontage. Dock & dolphin pilings installed. $599,000.
BrigantineBay # 1625 11 /flevel & cleared
canal parcel with 87 ~l headed water frontage on
sheltered wate# ties available. $592,000.
BrigantineBay # 1627 14,7.~if level & cleared
canal parcel with 99' afQpl.aded water frontage on
sheltered water.,-1ies available. $591,000.
BrigantineBay # 1628 13,608 /V!evel & cleared
canal parcel with 100' o -fbtl aed water frontage on
sheltered water. 1tNL s available. $591,000.
Galleon Bay # 1441 28,072 s/f cleared parcel, 64' of
bulkhead with dock & dock house. $550,000.
BrigantineBay # 1598 Cleared lots 1 & 2A, 19,300
s/f 130' bulkheaded frontage, new dock. $499,999.
Galleon Bay # 744 19,256 s/f cleared canal parcel,
68' bulkheaded deep water frontage. $434,000,
BrigantineBay # 1624 12Ml6f level & cleared
canal parcel with 87'f headed water frontage on
sheltered water.T' ties available. $431,000.
Galleon Bay # 1356 24 3ps/f large canal front parcel
with 158' of bulkhead MQandy waterfront. $399,950.
Brigantine Bay # 1623 11,67 level & cleared
canal parcel with 87' of s'lted water frontage on
sheltered water. ifies available. $388,000.
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 & cleared parcel of
12,500 s/f+/- with 108' of bulk headed deep water canal
frontage. All utilities available. Quick/easy access to
SeaofAbaco. O $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 -;1i s/f canal lot. 126' sea-
walled deep water e .Great Views! $299,000.
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 8Pd/f cleared canal parcel
120' deep water bul OR frontage. $270,000.
BrigantineBay # 1622 13,876 s/f level & cleared
canal parcel with 74' of bulk headed water frontage on
sheltered water, Utilities available. $388,000.
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Prime Real Estate Listings Throughout Abaco
"Ridge Runner" # 1185- 6 bed, 4 bath, 3,100 sq. ft.
furnished home includes main house, separate master
suite, guest cottage, pool & dock situated on 1.74
elevated acres with 330' of shoreline. Superb panoramic
water views. $2,390,000.
OrchidBay BeachfrontParcel 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 Ocean Front Elevated
Parcels 9A (19,190 s/f) & 9B (16,144 s/f) lots, each
with 100' +/- of Atlantic Ocean rocky shoreline & sand
beach frontage. Prime building sites. EACH $229,900.
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Beach FrontParcel # 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 Furnishedgbed, 2.5 bath,
2,400 s/f waterfront p Eo t ct'hes & balconies
on 1/2 acre. pe~~9k ted Sea of Abaco frontage,
Fantastic views. REDUCED TO $499,000.
BeachfrontLot # 7# 1197 24,710 s/f private & serene
beach parcel with 126' frontage on Sea of Abaco.
Utilities available. Spectacular sea views. $239,000.
"seaGlas Cottage" # 1237 Charming 2 bed, 2,5
bath, 3 level frnishedblch home on private 1.20
acres.1,800 s/f unde$rf, 900 s/f decks/patios. 100'
shoreline. New windows & central A/C. $799,000.
"Turtle's Rock" # 1062 3 bdroom, 2.5 bath furnished
home on 1.18 acre partlI 102' sandy beach frontage.
Built in 2000, Very private area. $795,000.
Beach Home 1532 2 bed, 2.5 bath elevated 2 level
unfurnished home on 0.89 acres, 93' sandy beach
frontage. Panoramic sea views. $699,995.
Beachfront Parcel # 42S 41,194 s/f parcel
with 91' of, iss elkbach frontage.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.
Bahamas Real Estate
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.
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. 0
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.
"Eventide Lowtide" Sea to Sea, Eastern Shores -
# 1642 Recently renovated & refurbished 3 bed, 3
bath elegantly furnished @St 'fridge top home,
including separate l5iapartment. Amazing sea
views from virtually every room. Private deep water
dock, 2 boat lifts, sandy beach. $1,495,000.
"Sea View" Great Abaco Club # 1203 3 bed, 2.5
bath, 1,880 s/f furnished sea view home, plus 280 s/f of
open deck on 4,918 s/f parcel. Well maintained, gated
community, great rental income potential. Includes
private deep water dock. $769,000.
GREEN TURTLE CAY
"High Point" Seaview Lot # 684 Hilltop 0.405 acre
parcel on White Sound Bluff overlooking Sea of
Abaco, Fantastic Sea Views, Privacy, near beach D
"Double Eagle" # 757 Recently renovated 3 bed, 3
bath, plus loft, 2,500 s/f furnished home on 11,610 s/f
canal front parcel. 95' sea wall, 68' fully serviced dock.
Underground utilities. Near beach. $776,000.
Waterfront House (Under Construction) # 1374 -
18,600 s/f sea front parcel, 108' deep water frontage,
plus 50' long boat slip. 3 bed, 3.5 bath, 2,284 s/f home
under construction. Great sea views. $391,000,
# 823 10,150 +/- s/f canal lot w/130' frontage & 105'
deep water dock w/water & electricity. $345,000.
# 1258 9,000 s/f canal lot, 87' water frontage, 160' lay-
along docks & shared recessed boat basin. $335,000.
# 602- 15,334 s/f canal comer 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 L
frontage. Boat davits installed. $223,000.
# 1593 10,590 s/f cagttj fh 120' of bulkheaded
seawall inst A I E6des 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, nearto beach. $49,900.
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55 are inducted into Ranger program
By Samantha V. Evans
Fifty-five Rangers, the youth arm of the
Royal Bahamas Defence Force, took part
in their installation ceremony on the morn-
ing of May 8th at the port facility in Marsh
Harbour. It was a grand celebration, even
bigger than last year's, indicated by the
fact it was attended by the Commodore for
the Royal Bahamas Defence Force and De-
fence Force Band.
The Rangers marched and took cen-
ter stage as parents and observers were
amazed with what they were able to do.
The youth put on a drill display which
wowed the crowd with their coordination
and ability to perform in unison.
After the drill display, speeches were
made by Abaco Education Superinten-
dent, Lenora Black; Administrator Cephas
Cooper; and Commodore Roderick Bowe,
Commander of the Royal Bahamas De-
Comm. Bowe stated that his unit part-
nered with the Ministry of Education to in-
still positive ideals in youth. The program,
which was started in 1996, was designed
for "at-risk" males, but quickly blossomed
into a character-building program for males
and females. The program, now extended
throughout The Bahamas, is so impressive
and popular that they cannot take all of the
students who want to join.
The Under Secretary in the Ministry
of National Security, Mr. Peter Deveaux
Isaacs, delivered Minister Tommy Turn-
quest's speech in his absence. He praised
them for learning survival and leadership
skills that will assist them and said that
they are now role models, They must en-
sure that they remain committed to making
the country better. He was proud to see all
that was accomplished within this year by
Able Seaman Rosito Thomas, coordina-
tor for Abaco Rangers Program, Leading
Mechanic Torie Forbes, and the team from
The 55 rangers installed ranged in
age from 11 to 16 and represented seven
schools including Abaco Central High, Cy-
ber Learning Center, St. Francis de Sales,
S.C. Bootle High, Forest Heights Acade-
my, Long Bay School and Agape Christian
All of the students received certificates
of completion and a few received special
awards. Randol North of St. Francis de
Sales received the award for academic
improvement. The award for academic
achievement given to those who achieved
a GPA of 3.0-3.49 were Isaiah Seymour,
Quitel Charlton, Tyece McIntosh, Bran-
dysah Russell, Pedro Maycock, Ashanti
Storr, Brittany Clarke, Kirsten Moss, Jas-
mine Taylor, Troy Seymour, Nickles Sain-
til, Juliette Miller, and Odessa Cooper.
The top awards were given by the Com-
modore for receiving a 3.5 G.P.A. during
the term. The recipients of the Commo-
dore's award were Isaiah Seymour, Qui-
tel Charlton, Tyece McIntosh, Brandysah
Russell, Pedro Maycock, and Odessa Coo-
per. The top boy in this group was Isaiah
Seymour of Abaco Central High School.
The top girl was Odessa Cooper of Long
S.C. Bootle High School was awarded
top school for having the most participants
in the program. Awards were given to three
parents from the Parent in Action Group
for assisting with the program. They were
Paula Thompson, Cleo Burrows and Kath-
Recruitment for the Rangers program
for the new school year will begin in Sep-
tember so those who are interested must
be prepared to meet the requirements for
Plans for the
By Samantha V. Evans
The Ranger program has expanded
greatly since Chief Petty Officer Eddy
Bain became the officer in charge of the
program in 2007, said Mario Bain, who
will become Chief Petty Officer of the pro-
gram when Mr. Bain retires in June.
Officer Bain made it possible for instruc-
tors to become prepared for this program.
He was described as a very disciplined,
seasoned drill commander dedicated to the
success of the program.
Even though Officer Bain is retiring in
June, he has plans to make the program
better, expanding it to more of the Family
Islands. His replacement will be instrumen-
tal in ensuring that the plans for expansion
take place within the next few years so that
students in the junior schools can become
Defence Force Rangers and those in grades
10-12 will become Defence Force Cadets.
Officer Bain is confident that he has left
a legacy for those who follow and has every
faith in Officer Bain taking the program to
new heights making him and others proud
to be officers of this great department.
Additionally, they are looking for some
of these young people to join the Defence
Force one day so they will put activities
and other programs in place. If they do not
join the Defence Force, they will still be
equipped with skills to pursue a career in
According to Senior Lieutenant Sonia
Miller, Director of the Rangers Program,
they will introduce new subjects for the
Rangers including navigation and seaman-
ship and continue with drills and the field
events. By taking part in these activities,
they can be promoted in their ranks. There
are ten ranks they can earn when they meet
When plans are finalized for the Rang-
ers to become Defence Force officers, the
applicants are required to have at least
five BJC's and BGCSE's with English and
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By Timothy Roberts
During the Island Roots Festival in
Green Turtle Cay on May 1, local nature
guide, Ricky Johnson, held an engaging
talk in which he encouraged his audience
to look beyond "the bush" to see the intrin-
sic beauty of Abaco's ecosystem.
Ricky explained to the audience the
natural balance that exists in the "land sea
connection," and how the reefs play an im-
portant part in our entire ecosystem. "We
go around with eyes wide shut," he said.
"We need to look beyond the obvious and
see the life that exists in each zone," from
the reef to the shore and intertidal zone,
and on to the white land coppice and man-
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He wanted to do these talks because he
wants to create a venue whereby people
can experience the true flora and fauna of
Abaco rather than just coming to see the
beaches or stay at a resort. "I want them to
be able to experience not just the plant life,
but the unique native birds that we have on
Abaco," he said. "I am trying to get away
from the standard living of Abaco and tru-
ly see the real fabric [of the island], from
blue holes to even the beautiful lush veg-
etation we have," he said. "I am not just a
tour guide but I interpret nature to reveal
what is there and bring it to the forefront."
We have a beautiful ecosystem and more
and more people will be coming to see it.
So we need to do our best to protect it.
Lionfish From Page 9
boat Sea Tiger and consisted of Jodie
Albury, Tim Blakely and Amos Weath-
erford. The team caught a total of 206
lionfish. Coming in a close second was
the team from Yellow Bird with 196 and
in third place was the team from Dundas
Town with 95. Each of these teams was
presented with a monetary award donated
by a generous benefactor. The finders of
the smallest lionfish measuring two inches
and the largest measuring eleven and a half
inches were also recognized.
Mrs. Williams was very pleased with
the result of the derby. "Six hundred sev-
enty lionfish were caught today which is
almost half as many as on Green Turtle
Cay and with only a quarter of the boats,"
The winners of the event were
1st Place 206 Lionfish: Sea Tiger
(Jody Albury, Tim Blakely, Amos Weath-
2nd Place 196 Lionfish: Yellow Bird
(Gavin Russell, Keith Stratton, Garrett
Russell, Tommy Sweeting)
3rd Place 95 Lionfish: Dundas Town
(Barry, Mark and Owen)
Largest Lionfish 11.5 inches: Yellow
Bird (Gavin Russell, Keith Stratton, Gar-
rett Russell, Tommy Sweeting)
Smallest Lionfish 2 inches: Explorer
(Justin Higgs, Mark Mclean, Chris Gorman,
Bill Butler) Even more impressive... this 2
inch fish was speared by one of the crew.
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ficult to enforce any kind of law. It was
also the time when England and France
were at war with Spain. Spanish galleons
loaded with gold and riches on the way
home from the Americas were a tempting
prey for these two countries who appointed
"privateers" charged with the task of seiz-
ing the vessels and distributing the loot to
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The Conch Inn Marina
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* Cable TV connections
* Texaco fuel station
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* The Best Sailing Vacations In The World!
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their respective governments.
After a treaty ended the war, the priva-
teers found themselves out of jobs. They
had been so successful at what they had
been doing that they continued, now be-
coming pirates rather than privateers.
Ms. Riley talked about the most famous
of these fierce characters, who in spite of
their unlawful actions and their cruelty,
still fascinate people. Famous pirates to
frequent Nassau included Henry Jennings,
who became the unofficial mayor of the
"Pirate's Republic," offering pirates safe
haven in exchange of tribute money. Jen-
nings later became a "turn coat" and pirate
Capt. Benjamin Hornigold was another
pirate who turned pirate hunter. Calico
Jack Rackam became famous for having
Mary Read and Anne Bonny as part of
his crew. Ms. Riley wondered how Mary
Read could have carried out her soldierly
functions, fighting during the wars and
Most pirates who frequented Nassau
are said to have come to Green Turtle Cay
while hiding or doing repairs to their boats.
The golden age of piracy in The Baha-
mas was short-lived. When Woodes Rog-
ers was appointed first Royal Governor of
The Bahamas in 1718, he offered pirates a
pardon. Some surrendered and were em-
ployed by the Governor to chase their for-
mer mates while others tried to escape but
were hunted, caught and hanged.
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Sunsail 38 ft. catamaran
Page 22 Section A
Talk Centers on National Park Conservation
By Timothy Roberts
David Knowles, Chief Park Warden
for the Bahamas National Trust on Abaco,
presented an informative and educational
talk about Abaco's national parks and the
need for protecting and preserving our nat-
ural heritage. It was one of the features at
Green Turtle Cay's Island Roots Festival
on May 1.
Mr. Knowles gave an overview of the
national parks on Abaco and spoke of
expanding existing parks, especially the
Abaco National Park, which is made up
of 20,500 acres of mostly pine forest lo-
cated on the southern end of Abaco. This is
where the Abaco parrot breeds and feeds.
When Dr. Rosemarie Gnam, Ornitholo-
gist, studied the Abaco parrot in the early
1990s, it was believed that the coppice ar-
eas that surrounded the pine forests were
not vital to the parrot's habitat. However,
studies conducted just 10 years later by
Caroline Stahala have shown the coppice
to be extremely important to the parrot
as they spend more than two-thirds of the
year foraging in the coppice.
Mr. Knowles also spoke about the BNT
working toward encouraging recreation and
tourism in the various parks across Abaco.
The Pelican Cays Land and Sea Park
offer 2000 acres of awesome snorkeling
where there is a beautiful display of elk-
horn coral. Walker's Cay National Park,
with its huge cathedrals of reefs is a natu-
ral mecca for divers. The Abaco National
Park with its wondrous variety of birds
would be pleasing to the most avid of bird
The National Trust is trying to find out
what is preying on the rare White Tailed
Tropicbird which nests on the beach at Til-
loo Cay National Reserve, an area of land
that was given to the Trust by Dave Gale.
The Trust is working on hunter educa-
tion and revising legislation in an effort to
protect the White Crowned Pigeon, which
is a protected bird in Florida but has a sea-
son in which it is hunted here. It is now
known that many of the pigeons that fre-
quent the Northern Bahamas migrate here
from the Southern U.S. including Florida.
The Trust is wanting to get communities
involved in the management of the parks,
he said. "We want them to see the inher-
ent value and social value and the value to
tourism in these parks."
With this aim in mind, they are en-
couraging environmental education to
impact children. This initiative includes a
children's Discovery Club. A number of
children are now involved in this club and
are earning badges for different levels of
knowledge in plant and animal life.
The Trust needs to find more means
of revenue generation to meet the present
budget and to fund the management of the
parks into the future. The present budget
is $2.9 million and includes staff and pro-
grams. Their master plan for managing the
protected areas of The Bahamas shows a
financial gap for the next ten years of $93
The Island Roots Festival offered many attractions for everyone. Children could play tug
of war against each other and the pirates' tent offered hoop-la. For adults, food, drink
and music were in continuous supply.
on Hope Town's waterfront
Bar Opens Daily 10 a.m.
Closed on Tuesdays
Happy Hour 5 6 p.m.
Lunch & Dinner Daily
Lunch 11:30am- 3pm Dinner6 9 pm
ICE Appetizers 11:30 a.m. 9 p.m jf 4
Call 366-0087 366-0292 VHF Ch 16 `
Don IacKCay Blvld, Marsh Hlarbour
P. O. Bn AB-Z 6, Abaco, Bahamnas
Tel: (242) 367-0593
Fax: (242) 367-0594
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Ph: (242) 366-0023
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Ph: (242) 367-5460
Fax: (242) 367-2516
Complimentary Pick Up & Delivery
Hope Town www.captplug.com
Licensed Boat Captain Available for:
* Orientation to the Area
* Rental Boat Handling & Instruction
* Island Hopping & Sightseeing
. Beaching, Picnicking & Shelling
* Snorkeling, Diving or Fishing
*WhateverYou May Desire to Do
Hotels and House Rental Agents
+ agents with multiple cottages and houses
Area Code 242 unless listed otherwise
Island-wide Abaco Listii
Abaco Vacations + 80
Abaco Vacation Planner + 25 hse
Bahamas Vacations + 80
Lee Pinder + 3 hse
Marina Albury Cottages 5 cottages
Green Turtle Cay
Bluff House Club
Green Turtle Club
Island Properties +
New Plymouth Inn
Ocean Blue Properties +
Other Shore Club
6 cott 800-
Dolphin Bch Resort
Donna Sands +
Guana Beach Resort
Elbow Cay Prop +
Hope T Harb Lodge
Hope T Hideaways
Hope T Villas +
Sea Gull Cottages I+
Sea Spray Resort
Tanny Key +
Sea Level Cottages 4 hse 366-3121
Island Home Rentals + 8 hse 365-6048
Schooner's Landing 5 condos 365-6072
Marsh Harbour area
366-2053 Abaco Beach Resort
366-2075 Abaco Real Estate +
352-5458 Ambassador Inn
Bustick Bight Resort
365-4247 Conch Inn
-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
365-4226 Regattas (Prev. Abaco Towns)
365-4105 HG Christie
Moore's Is Bonefish Camp
II hse 365-5178
4 rm 10 cott.365-5137
12 hse 365-5195
6 units 365-5133
8 rm 7 cott 365-5106
4 units 904-982-2762
9 hse 365-5140
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
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
May 15, 2010
Police Marsh Harbour 367-2560 911
B. Electricity Corp 367-2727, 367-2846, 367-4667
Water& Sewerage 475-1499, 475-5518
The following services are provided by volunteers
Fire Marsh Harbour 367-2000
Fire Dundas Town 367-2935 or 4935
Fire -Hope Town VHFCh 16
Fire Green Turtle Cay 365-4133
Fire Man-0-War 365-6911
Treasure Cay Fire & Rescue 365-9112
BASRA Bah Air Sea Rescue Assoc all areas Marine VHF 16
Hope Town 366-0500 Marsh Harbour 367-3752
Guana Cay 365-5178 Treasure Cay 365-8749
Abaco Family Medicine Marsh Harbour...367-2295
Auskell Advanced Medical Clinic .............367-0020
Marsh Harbour Medical Centre................367-0049
Government Clinic Marsh Harbour .........367-2510
Corbett Clinic Treasure Cay ...................365-8288
Government Clinic Cooper's Town .........365-0300
Government Clinic Green Turtle Cay .....365-4028
Government Clinic Hope Town ..............366-0108
Government Clinic Sandy Point .............366-4010
Government Clinic Fox Town .................365-2172
Tourism's People-to-People program
Be matched with a local person or family with a similar interest such
as Bird watching, Attending church, Foreign language, School class
visit, Environmental interest. Marine, Native plants, History, Humane
Society, etc. This is not a dating service or an offer for a free meal
or lodging but an opportunity to meet someone locally with similar
interests. Call Tourism's Doranell Swain at 367-3067 for more informa-
tion. Email: email@example.com
Airlines Serving Abaco
Abaco Air Nassau, N Eleuthera, Moores Is 367-2266
American Eagle Miami 367-2231
Bahamasalr 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
Abaco Air 367-2266
Cherokee Air Charters 367-3450
Abaco Dive Adventures, Marsh Harbour............................. 367-2963
Above & Below, Marsh Harbour.......................................... 367-0350
Dive Abaco 1978, Marsh Harbour.................................... 367-2787
Froggies, Hope Tow n........................ ........... .................. 366-0431
Treasure Divers, Treasure Cay............................................. 365-8571
Brendal's Dive, Green T. Cay ............................................ 365-441 1
Dive Guana.......................................................... ...... ..... 365-5178
Man-0-W ar Dive Shop ...................... ............................. 365-6013
Taxi Cab Fares one or two passengers
Extra $3 for each passengers above two
Marsh Harbour Airport to (effective Dec 08)
Clinic, 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 Dec 085
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 12:15pm 4 5:45 Nt
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
Abaco's Nature Adventure 559-9433
Above & Below Marsh Harbour 367-0350
Adventure on Prozac T Cay 365-8749
Brendals Dive Green Turtle Cay 365-4411
C & C Charters Treasure Cay 365-8506
Dive Abaco 1978, Marsh Harbour 367-2787
Excursion boat* Froggies* Hope T 366-0024
Abaco Marinas Slips Fuel Phone
Green Turtle Cay
Bluff House ................45....... F......365-4200
Green Turtle Club ......32....... F......365-4271
Black Sound Marina...15................365-4531
Other Shore Club.......12....... F......365-4195
Abaco Yacht Service..10....... F......365-4033
Treasure Cay Marinal50 ...... F......365-8250
Man-O-War Marina ...26....... F......365-6008
Boat Harbour Marinal83....... F......367-2736
Conch Inn...................75....... F .....367-4000
Harbour View Marina .36....... F .....367-2182
Mangoes Marina ........29................367-2366
Marsh Harbour Marina52 F 367 2700
Hope Town Marina.....16................366-0003
Hope Town Hideaways...................366-0224
Lighthouse Marina .......6....... F......366-0154
Sea Spray ..................60....... F......366-0065
Spanish Cay Marina...75....... F......365-0083
Orchid Bay .................64 ...... F......365-5175
Boats can clear Customs at Green Turtle Cay,
Treasure Cay or Marsh Harbour
Please bring errors & 1
revisions to our atten-
tion Rev 15 Mar 10
Everyone reads The Abaconian 4 [
Lucky Strike Hope T 366-0101
Sea Gull Hope Town 366-0266
SSalt Weapon Hope Town 366-0245
Down Deep 366-3143
local Boy 366-0528
Back Breaker 365-5140
Bikes & Scooters Boats Cars & Carts
Rentals Marsh Harbour
A& P Car Rentals ............................. 367-2655
B & B Boat Rentals............................ 367-7368
Bargain Car Rentals........................... 367-0500
Blue Wave Boat Rentals ...................367-3910
Concept Boat Rentals.................. 367-5570
Power Cat Boat Rentals ............................
Quality Star Car Rentals (Texaco) ..... 367-2979
Rainbow Boat Rentals ..................... 367-4602
Rental Wheels Scooters, Bikes, Cars 367-4643
Rich's Boat Rentals .......................... 367-2742
Sea Horse Boat Rentals ...................367-2513
Sea Star Car Rentals ........................ 367-4887
Green Turtle Cay
Bay Street Rentals + ........477-5300 365-4070
Brendals Dive Bikes & Kayak rental...365-4411
C & D Cart Rental .......................... 365-4084
D & P Cart Rental ...................... 365-4655
Donnie's Boat Rentals..................365-4119
New Plymouth Cart Rentals.. 365-4188 or 4149
Reef Boat Rentals ............................. 365-4145
Sea Side Carts & Bikes...................... 365-4147
T & A Cart Rentals.............................. 375-8055
Donna Sands Cart Rentals ............... 365-5195
Dive Guana Boats & Bikes................. 365-5178
Orchid Bay Cart rentals...................... 354-5175
Conch Pearl Boat Rentals.................. 365-6502
Island Treasures Cart Rentals ........... 365-6072
Ria-Mar Golf Cart Rentals.................. 365-6024
Waterways Boat Rental ..357-6540 & 365-6143
Cat's Paw Boat Rentals..................... 366-0380
Hope Town Cart Rentals ................... 366-0064
Island Cart Rentals ........................... 366-0448
Island Marine Boat Rentals ............... 366-0282
J R's Cart Rental ......................... 366-0361
Sea Horse Boat Rentals ................. 366-0023
T & N Cart Rentals...................... 366-0069
Adventure on Prozac Kayak .............365-8749
Alison Car Rent ................................. 365-8193
Cash's Carts....................................... 365-8771
Claridge's Cart Rentals ..................... 365-8248
Cornish Car Rentals.................... 365-8623
JIC Boat Rentals ............................... 365-8465
Triple J Car Rentals ........................... 365-8761
Abaco Adventures Kayaks .............. 365-8749
Patrick Roberts .. 366-4286
Ferdinand Burrows 366-4133
Anthony Bain ......366-4107
Floyd Burrows .... 366-4175
Links Adderly ...... 366-4335
Ricky Burrows .... 366-4233
Jody Albury ......... 375-8068
Terrance Davis.... 367-4464
Justin Sands ......367-3526
Jay Sawyer ........367-3941
David Albury .......365-6059
Tony Russell .......366-3259
Will Sawyer............. 366-2177
Marty Sawyer.......... 366-2115
Noel Lowe ...............366-2107
Randy Sawyer .........366-2284
Junior Albury ...........366-3058
Maitland Lowe ........366-0234
Pope McKenzie .......477-5894
Orthnell Russell ......365-0125
Alexander Rolle .......365-0120
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
Mangoes ......................$$$ .............367-2366
Pinacle ........................... ..... ......
Pop's Place ........................$ .....+....367-3796
Sea Shells .........................$ .............367-4460
Snack Shack .....................$ .....+....367-4005
Signatire Sandwiches .......................................
W allys .......................... $$$ .............367-2074
Abaco Inn ...................$$$ .............366-0133
Cap'n Jacks .......................$ .............366-0247
Harbour's Edge............... $$.............366-0087
H T Harbour Lodge .......$$$ .............366-0095
Munchies ........................... +.. ......366-0423
OnDa Beach .............................. 366-0558
Sea Spray ...................... $$ ..... ::..... 366-0065
Sugar Shack ...... ...........$ ....+..366-0788
Pete's Pub..................................... 366-3503
C racker P's.........................................366-3139
Drop'n Dine.... .......... ........ 365-6008
Hibiscus Cafe ...........................365-6380
Island Treats Snack Bar.....................365-6501
Grabbers ........................$$$ .............365-5133
Nippers .................... $$$ ............365-5143
Orchid Bay .....................$$$ .............265-5175
Florence's Cafe ................$
Harbour Cafe ....................$.............365-8635
Hudson's Delight ......... $ ............365-8648
Spinnaker Restaurant ...$$$.............365-8469
Traveller's Rest .......................... 365-8654
Touch of Class .............$$$ .............365-8195
Green Turtle Cay
Bluff House.....................$$$ .............365-4200
Jolly Roger Bistro .............$$ .............365-4200
Green Turtle Club ..........$$$ .............365-4271
Harvey's Island Grill.........$$ .............365-4389
Laura's Kitchen ...............$$.............365-4287
Mclntosh's Restaurant ....$$.............365-4625
Miss Emily's Restaurant.....................365-4181
New Plymouth Inn..............................365-4161
Plymouth Rock Cafe ..........................365-4234
Rooster's Rest ................$$ ...........365-4066
Wrecking Tree Restaurant
Pete & Gays .................$$$ ............ 366-4119
Rickmon Bonefish Lodge...................366-4477
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Land And Sea
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20th Homer Lowe Regatta raced Sunfish and Optimists
Competitors came from Nassau and three Abaco communities
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By Mirella Santillo
Abaco held its own in this year's 20th
Homer Lowe Memorial Regatta held in
Marsh Harbour the weekend of May 8
and 9. Three Abaconians placed among
the first six in the Sunfish category and as
many in the Optimist division.
Two youngsters, Tristan Albury from
Hope Town and Jeremy Playdell-Bouvier
from Man-O-War took the first and sec-
ond place in the Optimist Regatta and Al-
ton James placed sixth.
Andrew Wilhoyte from Hope Town
placed third in the Sunfish Regatta. Dwayne
Wallas took fifth place and James Kaighin
the sixth. The first place winner was a
16-year-old Nassuvian, Christopher Sands;
he was followed in second place by veteran
sailor Jimmy Lowe.
Homer Lowe Memorial Regatta's head-
quarters has been Snappas Restaurant Bar
& Grill for several years and it was again
By 10 o'clock the sea was dotted with
over 30 sailboats, 16 Optimists and 17
Sunfish. On that Saturday morning gusts
Please see Regatta Page 10
Plan to enter
Ravage the Savage
Treasure Cay June 16 $500 prize
Fee $15 per person or $35 per boat
Town Meeting discussed
proposed BEC rate hike
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Page 2 Section B The Abaconian
BEC rates are the same throughout the country
BEC From Page 1
which are being held throughout Nassau
and the Family Islands to apprise the pub-
lic of new tariff proposals and consult with
the people before "they go all the way." A
large crowd was expected, but this meeting
was sparsely attended.
Making presentations were the Hon.
Phenton Neymour, Minister of State re-
sponsible for BEC; Michael Moss, Execu-
tive Chairman of BEC; and BEC's General
Manager, Kevin Basden. Moderating the
meeting was Silbert Mills.
Mr. Basden put forward the case for
BEC's need for the new tariff proposal
stating that the 2004 tariff reduction made
by the previous government compromised
BEC's capacity to be considered a viable
ongoing enterprise. "In 2004 the corpora-
tion's finances looked good but by 2006 it
was in debt. For 2010 there is a projected
loss of $28 million. Other contributing fac-
tors are that there has been no tariff in-
crease since 1993 and BEC has to pay for
street lights which central government is
being asked to pay for.
Figures were given to illustrate the rates
by which electricity bills will increase with
the proposed tariff. These increases will
vary from three percent to five percent for
residential, from four percent to 22 per-
cent for large commercial and be uniform
at five percent for small commercial.
Mr. Basden gave a list of ways in which
customers can utilize electricity wisely in
the use and maintenance of major applianc-
es which will save money, be good for the
environment and good for BEC. He listed
changes that are within BEC's control and
which they are seriously pursuing. Finally,
he stated that changes outside of both the
Use compact fluorescent bulbs
Clean air conditioner filters regularly
Set water heater thermostat to 1200
Dry towels and heavy cottons sepa-
rately from other clothes
Cleaning refrigerator condenser coils
every three to six months
customers' and BEC's control are world
fuel prices, fuel availability, archipelagic
service area and cost of "green energy."
Mr. Neymour said that he is sure the
proposals will evoke some emotion and
that it is important to involve the public in
the process. "Your views are high priority
to us, and it is important that you contrib-
ute." Mr. Neymour explained how rising
energy costs have the Bahamas Electricity
Corporation suffering financial duress, and
he presented some startling figures show-
ing the stark realities of BEC. "We must
return BEC to a position where it is finan-
cially independent of central government
and in a position to develop and meet the
demands of The Bahamas in the near fu-
Mr. Neymour listed seven financially
crippling blows BEC has received with-
in the last six years in addition to the 10
percent customs duty imposed on its fuel
imports since 1994. BEC contends that it
has been 17 years since the corporation
last received a moderate tariff increase of
5.25 percent. "This fuel surcharge was
eliminated in 2002 and we are hoping to
reinstate the rates as they were in 1993
to restore BEC to the level it was at sev-
eral years ago. We must ensure that BEC
achieves a statutory mandate without subsi-
dizing by the government through taxation
of the Bahamian people. We recognize that
there are a number of shortfalls in BEC,
but several have already been corrected.
Fichtner, a German consulting company,
has been brought in to conduct an opera-
"The tariff alone will not restore BEC
fully," continued Mr. Neymour. "Energy
efficiency is critical, and we have carried
out energy audits of government build-
ings, hotels and private residences. Energy
conservation is key to reducing the use of
fossil fuels and production of greenhouse
gases. Conservation is not just changing
light bulbs or turning off lights, it involves
the design of homes. The older generation
was very wise in how they built the old
Bahamian houses utilizing many efficient
design features. They elevated their homes
and included high pitched roofs, porches
and window louvers." He closed by reem-
phasizing, "Conservation is the key."
Mr. Moss outlined BEC's proposal. He
explained the challenges posed by the fact
that The Bahamas is an archipelagic na-
tion. "This makes BEC and utilities com-
panies in general somewhat unique. Most
electric utilities supply power to customers
on a single contiguous land mass; how-
ever, the Bahamas Electricity Corporation
has to supply from 29 different locations.
This means that for each location in the ar-
chipelago resources have to be duplicated.
Thus there are inherently higher costs.
However, BEC customers enjoy a unified
rate across the archipelago. He mentioned
several components for a good tariff.
Following the presentations, time was
allowed for questions from the audience.
Mr. Frederik Gottlieb, past Chairman of
Please see BEC Page 21
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Frederik Gottlieb, past chairman of the BEC Board, is shown here expressing his strong
support of the increased rate that BEC is requesting. He feels that the corporation should
ABACO REAL ESTATE AGENCY
Bill Thompson or Elaine Thompson
Tel: (242) 367-2719 Cell: (242) 477-5712
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GUANA CAY I
"New" 2.5 acres 325' of
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One Acre 100' Beach $249,000
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Joyless Point 1.676 acre penin-
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Island's End waterfront 2/2 home
protected private dock
Guana uay waterfront
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WATERFRONT- SUR LA MER EASTERN SHORES
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3 bed 3 bath newly built with modern
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TILLOO CAY #3657
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Hangar, dockage for 80ft vessel. US$4,850,000.
#4578 ABACO OCEAN CLUB Lot 17 Gorgeous WaterView. $225,000. Laurie Schreiner
#4940 ABACO OCEAN CLUB Lot 18 Steps to water. $180,000. Laurie Schreiner
#4433 ABACO OCEAN CLUB Lot 46 Large waterfront lot. $298,000. Laurie Schreiner
#4193 ABACO OCEAN CLUB Lot 87 Interior lot, high elevation. $99,000. Laurie Schreiner
#4580 ABACO OCEAN CLUB Lot 107 Community dockage. $79,000. Laurie Schreiner
#3947 ABACO OCEAN CLUB Lot 143 Approximately 11,450 sq. ft. $150,000. Bill Albury
#4606 ABACO OCEAN CLUB Lot 152 NEW PRICE dockage. $119,900. Laurie Schreiner
#5049 LOT 4 EASTVIEW- 11,181 sq.ft with designated dock slip. $165,000. Jane Patterson
#4713 NORTH END LOTS 2 & 4 Beachfront $180,000 each. Laurie Schreiner
#4714 INTERIOR LOTS- 14.295 sq.ft $59.500- $62,000 each. Laurie Schreiner
#4482 Fabulous Beachfront Lot Best Beach Location. NEW PRICE $375,000. Stan Sawyer
#4671 SeaViews, high elevation, 1/2 acre. FURTHER REDUCED $135,000. Stan Sawyer
#1836 Tiltoo 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 Tiloo Beach Subdivsion Lot 22 Waterfront. $335,000. Laurie Schreiner
#5128 Tilloo Beach Subdivision Lot 27 Superior elevation, shared dock. $115,000. Kerry Sullivan
#3792 OneWaterfrontAcre Great elevation, room for dock $290,000. Laurie Schreiner
#4493 GREENTURTLE CAY LeewardYacht Club Lots & house packages. From $275,000.
#4533 GUANA CAY Dolphin Beach Estates. Lot 68 HilltopView. $180,000. Bill Albury
#5121 GUANA CAY Lot 32/32ATwo elevated lots total 23,000 sqft. 90 ft of waterfront with a
dock. $500.000.Jane Patterson
#5237 GUANA CAY Paradise Cove Waterfront, dock plans included. $165,000. Kerry Sullivan
#4071 BAHAMA PALM SHORES Lot 43 Good residential area. $30,000. BillAlbury
#4689 CEDAR HARBOUR 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 NEW PRICE Hill top 16969 sq.ft. $69,900. Lydia Bodamer
#4803 TREASURE CAY Choice Canalfront Lot. $270,000. 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 48/48 with pool & shared dock $4,000/mo.
SEE SECToN A, PAGE 3 FOR HOPE TOWN, ELBOW CAY & SEE SECTION A CENTREFOLD FOR TREASURE CAY, GREEN TURTLE CAY & GUANA CAY
May 15th 2010
Page 4 Section B The Abaconian
News of the Cays
Cays From Page 1
posed commercial areas. The property will
be made available to Bahamians only and
the cost of the lots will be determined by
the cost of the infrastructure and a below
market land value. Buyers will receive le-
gal title to the land and the right to resell.
All homes will be built by the owners upon
approval by the local council. The Prime
Minister agreed with residents that prior-
ity should be given to first time property
This is the subdivision plan that was presented to the residents of Green Turtle Cay. The
tenders for the infrsatrctural work will go out this summer. The Ministry of Housing al-
ready has more applications on file than they have lots. Priority will be given to first time
property owners who are Green Turtle Cay residents.
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D SERVICE TO NORkH ELEUTHERA
AND MOORE'S IS.-.. ,
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owners who are Green Turtle Cay resi-
dents and multiple lots will not be sold to
It is expected that the infrastructural
work will be offered for tender this sum-
mer. In response to concerns about the
existing dump site in the area, the Prime
Minister stated that the dump will be
closed and that area made into a green
space. Trash will be taken by barge to a
landfill area on Abaco.
When asked about applications that had
been submitted in past years, the Prime
Minister responded that those applications
would be reviewed. When asked how many
applications had already been received,
Prime Minister Ingraham joked, "More
than lots!" Residents of our community
are grateful to Prime Minister Ingraham
for taking a personal interest and the time
to address our concerns about the proposed
More Green Turtle
By Annabelle Cross
There have been very few dull moments
for residents of Green Turtle Cay in re-
cent weeks as we celebrated weddings and
births, attended community meetings and
graduations and visited with relatives and
friends at the 7th annual Island Roots Heri-
The upcoming weeks will pass in a blur
for students who are preparing for exams,
graduations and the last days of the 2009 -
2010 school year.
The District Council held a community
meeting to discuss the concerns of resi-
dents. Chief Councillor Greg Curry intro-
duced the newest member of the council,
Kirk Reckley and he thanked Roddie Saw-
yer and Freddie Sawyer for their service to
Mr. Curry gave an update on projects
that the Council has undertaken in recent
months, which included building new
docks in Black Sound and Coco Bay and
repairs to the freight dock, clinic and ad-
ministrative buildings. The Council al-
located funds for Junkanoo, Island Roots
Heritage Festival and Social Services. An
attendant has been hired by central govern-
ment to manage the dump site. Mr. Curry
also told those in attendance that he wanted
to dispel any rumors that funds were miss-
ing from the District Council account. He
assured the audience that all funds could be
After introducing Police Officers Wil-
liams, Clarke and Mills, Mr. Curry
opened the floor for comments and ques-
tions. There is concern about the erosion of
Gillam Bay that has led to an access road
being washed away, leaving homeowners
with no way to get to their property except
on foot. The Council is waiting for advice
from environmental experts on how to cor-
rect the situation.
A number of local residents expressed
concern and irritation over what they con-
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1. CARLETON LANDING
Prestigious Canal Front Development offering
Carriage House units in blocks of four plus
individual cottages. Both offer docks/ boat
slips as well as golf cart or car garages.
Prices start at $680,000 + 14%
2. NEW LUXURY WATERFRONT CONDOS
"PINEAPPLE POINT RESORT" Luxury
gated community Treasure Cay's newest
waterfront development. 2 bed/ 2 bath
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of private boat slips. Pre-construction price
starting at $529,000 net (plus closing
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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/ 31V bath fully fur
nished Town House with garage and boat
slip with 20' beam. Located at Palm Bay
Development 2,000 +/- sq. ft.
$656,250 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/ GARArC'" 1' 6" deep, 11'
8" wide UNDOF sale at the low
price CONt4 -
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 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. Includes dock, a 34' Ribov
ich, a bonefish skiff and a Chevy van.
$845,000 + 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 '" .- ocean access.
Great view. a"- ny special
features. ML CONT ,.V $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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mlay 15, 2010
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Cays From Page 4
sider the unfair practices of the Council. A
few residents feel that some Council mem-
bers make decisions based on their person-
al feelings and that the difficulty in dealing
with the Council discourages investors.
Administrator Maxine Duncombe told the
audience that Council members were elect-
ed to serve fairly, regardless of any per-
sonal differences, and decisions had to be
made within the confines of the law. After
much dialogue between Council members
and the audience, the meeting was closed
with a prayer.
In other Council news, Mrs. Martha
Cash was sworn in as a Council member to
complete the required five member District
7th annual Island Roots
Festival is a success
After a year of planning and fund rais-
ing, the 7th Annual Island Roots Heri-
tage Festival was held April 30 May 2
at Settlement Point. The theme Discover
the Treasure of our Heritage was a refer-
ence to the history of piracy in The Baha-
mas, and the Jolly Roger flag flew high all
around the festival site.
The festival was officially opened early
Friday afternoon by Prime Minister Hu-
bert Ingraham. Also in attendance was the
Minister of Youth, Sports & Culture, the
Hon. Charles Maynard, who spoke highly
of the festival. The Royal Bahamas De-
fence Force Marching Band performed on
Friday afternoon and their Pop Band enter-
tained on Friday evening. Festival guests
were entertained by "pirates" demonstrat-
ing their fighting skills, the students of
Amy Roberts' Primary and Tiny Turtles
Preschool, Maypole dancers and a Junk-
anoo parade. Conch cracking and conch
horn blowing contests had pros and ama-
teurs competing for prizes.
The Lassidoh Boys, Gully Roosters, KB
and Veronica Bishop brought lively eve-
ning entertainment. Vendors offered tra-
ditional Bahamian food and Bahamian art
and crafts. In an effort to offer authentic
Bahamian products, this year's festival
showcased handmade items from New
Providence, Andros, Exuma, Grand Ba-
hama, Long Island and Abaco.
A unique feature of the Island Roots
Heritage Festival is the genealogy research
and information. This year's group of ge-
nealogists included Peter Roberts of the
Bahamas DNA project. The project aims
to match individuals or families who share
ancestry and trace origins back to Africa,
Europe or North America.
The festival was a huge success and was
officially closed at an ecumenical Thanks-
giving service on Sunday morning. The
committee was pleased to announce that
they are already planning the 8th annual
festival to be held May 6th 8th, 2011.
have been named
During May 2010 the government of
The Bahamas will conduct a population
census. Enumerators have been trained to
conduct the census and Ms. Nattel Russell
and Mrs. Trina Cooper were sworn in as
enumerators for Green Turtle Cay. It is
required by law that persons receive the
enumerators and give honest and correct
information. The information is confiden-
tial and will be used only by the census
Please see Cays Page 7
aiwuy res-cILs I uJ reen I urue L~y uatteeItm e lownu I Ieeuiing to near aUoutu Ie nUew
subdivisions that government is going to put in.
TROPICAL SHIPPING'S LCL CARGO RECEIVING LOCATION FOR MARSH HARBOUR
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This new facility will allow Marsh Harbour customers making purchases in West Palm
Beach as well as local West Palm Beach businesses to drop off their cargo at a location
that is conveniently located near downtown and the airport. There is no change to your
rate level when utilizing this service. Customers can deliver their cargo Monday-Friday
8:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m. Commercial cargo is required to be pre-booked prior to
delivery. Cargo and documentation cut-offs are Thursday at 2:00 p.m
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The hard-working Island Roots Heritage Festival Committee organized its seventh event
and the members were pleased that once again the Prime Minister attended to officially
declare it open. S, iim in front are Administrator Whelma Colebrook; Mr. Ingraham;
Committee Chairman Karen Mclntosh; Charles Maynard, Minister of Youth Sports and
Culture; Jeritzen Outten, Director of Tourism for the Northern Bahamas; and Administra-
tor Maxine Duncombe. Behind are committee members Annabelle Cross, Lesley Dames,
Fanny Mclntosh, Trina Cooper, Patricia Mclntosh, Ruth Jones and Julie Farrington.
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Delivery from Crown Haven to Sandy Point
Visit our modern facility on the
Abaco's cornerstone Murphy Town Water Front beside
to construction Parker's Landing
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Cays From Page 6
department for statistics.
People in the News
During the month of April wedding bells
rang for three couples. Michelle Lowe and
Winston Pinder exchanged vows on April
17th at New Plymouth Gospel Chapel.
Friends and relatives of the couple com-
pleted the beautiful wedding party. During
the ceremony, the bride sang a song to her
groom! An evening reception was held at
the Green Turtle Club and guests enjoyed a
Bahamian buffet. Friends and family from
Abaco and Spanish Wells celebrated with
the young couple. Michelle is the daughter
of Eugene and Debbie Lowe and Winston
is the son of Mrs. Sheena Pinder of Span-
ish Wells. Mr. And Mrs. Pinder will re-
side on Green Turtle Cay.
Kyle and Tenoviar McIntosh were also
married on April 17th. Family and friends
traveled to Nassau to celebrate with Kyle
and Tenoviar. Kyle is the son of Earklin
and Vernika McIntosh.
Rachel Hodgkins and William Lowe
were married on April 24th in a private
ceremony at Treasure Cay. Their imme-
diate families shared this special day with
them. Rachel is the daughter of Curtis
and Eileen Hodgkins and William is the
son of Lonnie and Rose Lowe. Mr. and
Mrs. William Lowe will reside on Green
Please see Cays Page 8
Capt. Perry Thomas Janet Harding
Realtor, Office Manager Realtor
Endless Summer #508. Eastern Shores, 2 story, 4 bedrooms, 3 bath-
rooms. 210' water frontage, 80'
dock, 6' low water, 9,000 lb. boat
lift. Cypress ceiling and interior
walls, laundry room, single car
garage, carport, 15 KW back-up
generator. Reduced from $1,675.000 to $ 1,412,500.00 gross
Great Business Opportunity #506 A restaurant that is ready
to go with all the necessary
equipment needed to operate
this lovely building, has sea
views, is on 100'x120' lot.
Triplex in Great Cistern # 902 Two 2 bedroom I bath and one
I bedroom Ibath, beautifully land-
scape and furnished. Lot size 17,250
sq. ft. 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
q 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
Murphy Town #002 three bedroom two bathroom home $172,250
Murphy Town Triplex #012 three one bedroom one bathroom apts
Osbourne Stuart, CRS, CRES, BRI, SVC
Broker, Appraiser, President with 21 years experience
Perry Thomas, BRI Cell 577-0553
Tina Wells Cell 475-3669 Janet Harding Cell 577-0284
Call Adler Realty to have your next appraisal done
Rent your apartment or find an apartment to rent.We can help.
and Duplex #786 & 784 Two
2 bedroom I bath apartments and a
two bed one bth home both for
Home Off Forest Drive
#778 3 br 2bth home on
lot 90xl31 ready to move in
New Listing Du-
plex Central Pines
#796 two 2 br, 2 bth apts, beautifully landscaped. New building $293,800
Home off Forest Drive, Dundas Town #798 3 br, 2 bth,
laundry rm, tv rm, living & din-
ning rm, single carport and cov-
ered front porch. $299,450 gross
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 at-
S tached 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
House #0711 3 two bedroom one
Marsh Harbour #790 Vacant lot with beautiful walls, huge entrance
gate with brick pavers at two entranc-
es, landscaped with sprinkler system,
fresh water from drilled well and two
es, nde hsprlers
Three Unit Town
bath all with beautiful ocean view
from upstairs balcony. Property
13,690 sq. ft. $320,000
Murphy Town Apart-
ment #004 two 2 bedroom
one bathroom apts. $160,500
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small pump & storage houses with
electric power. This lot ready for a Murphy Town Triplex
beautiful home to be built. $139,200
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#009 three two bedroom one bathroom apts. $295,000
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 11,44, 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
Bahama Coral I NND cR ,330 sq ft with foundation that
is 80% finished. $34 C
Hillside lot with waterviews in Dundas Town #502
Triplex #504, one three-bedroom two-bathroom that is 1950 sq ft on
the top floor and 2 Two-bedroom one-bath apartments on the bottom floor,
property is 90 x 100 Appraised at $ 440,000 This month sales price $434,600
New listing Large Vacant lot Central Pines 22,047 sq
ft. $43,320 gross
Treasure Cay Rock Point vacant waterfront lots $406,000 gross
Treasure Cay Golf Course lot $63,250
Bahama Coral Island four lots priced at $22,800, $25,080,
New Listing Two Lots in Dundas Town Front Street one
13,999 sq ft. Price $43,096 gross; one 13911 sq ft Price $42,845 gross
One Lot in Central Pines 11,200 sq ft Price $30,800 gross
One corner lot in Bahama Coral Island Price $26,220
New Listing Lot in Great Cistern on main road 11,237 sq ft,
perfect for a home site 81.38 feet on road and 136.53 depth $75,000 gross
Eleuthera northeast near Savannah Sound 20 acres of
waterfront and beachfront land with high elevation $1,650,000 gross
New Listing One half of a Duplex #1075 2br 2bth unit in
Freeport on Kitchener Avenue, furnished. Asking Price $88,800 gross
New Listing Duplex in Cooper's Town #1076 on main street,
2br I bth.Asking price $168,000 gross.
ar Building Marsh Harbour
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Cays From Page 7
Turtle Cay. Congratulations to all the
Green Turtle Cay welcomed its newest
residents in April. Congratulations to Danielle
Sawyer and Mario Cash on the birth of their
son Makayden on April 15th and to Cassie
Sands and Chad Cooper, who welcomed a
daughter, Jersey Sophia, on April 20th.
The students and staff of Man-O-War
Primary School are proud of their sec-
ond grader, Amanda Bethel, who took
first-place at the Second Grade Spelling
Bee on April 23rd. They also congratu-
late the other speller, Brittany Weath-
erford, who was in the battle for third
place. One more trophy for our case.
Amanda Bethel with her trophy
[The Abaconian regrets that we made a
mistake in her name in the last issue.
The Toyota Hilux
engine a, d
a 2.6 litre
dual rear wheels
and much more.
Young people join the
Sixteen young men and women of GTC
have spent almost every Saturday of the
past school year training with the Royal
Bahamas Defence Force Ranger program.
Their training also included community
service. On April 8th proud parents and
family members watched as the group re-
ceived certificates and medals at a gradu-
ation exercise. Congratulations to our
Defense Force Rangers: Tyece McIntosh,
Aaliyah Outten, Kardera Curry, Symone
Cooper, Tannisha Charlton, Quitel Charl-
ton, Abigail Jones, Alexis McIntosh, Ali-
cia Bodie, Cordell Johnson, Javon Reck-
ley, Tyler Sawyer, Randol North, Rickie
North, Jr., Deion Jones and Verdell Mc-
Community loses a
The past few weeks have been filled with
excitement and special events for many,
but there has
on May 3rd,
just six days
90th birth- Zeddith Lowe
day. Mrs. Lowe lived a long and full life
and up until the day before she passed away
she was still interacting with the family she
loved so dearly. A Home Going Service
r - - - -
For more towing capacity
there's the 175-hp Chevy
Colorado mid-size pick-up.
All models are sold
Don MacKay Blvd
was held on May 9th at The New Plym-
outh Gospel Chapel. Family and friends
paid tribute to this gentle woman who had
suffered the loss of two children and failing
health, yet never lost her faith in God.
Mrs. Zeddith is survived by her hus-
band, Floyd Lowe, her children and
spouses, Fearnley, Judith and Junior Rob-
erts, Nigel and Anne Lowe, Larry and Una
Lowe and Eugene and Debbie Lowe, sev-
en grandsons, eight granddaughters, four
granddaughters-in-law, five grandsons-in-
law, 19 great-grandchildren, two sisters
and other relatives and friends.
Abaco Anglers holds 40th
By Karen Huff
This year marked our 40th year celebra-
tion for the annual Abaco Anglers Fishing
Tournament. The anglers fished the pris-
tine Abaco waters on April 15th 24th
with some gorgeous days out on the water.
Unfortunately, the fish were not plentiful,
Please see Cays Page 9
Ross Thompson III presided over the awards ceremony of the Abaco Anglers Fishing
Tournament that was held at Sea Spray Marina on April 24. Receiving a prize is Peggy
Thompson -i /,,i Mercedes Lowe looks on.
Private Islands and Beachfront Homes
Waterfront Properties with Dockage
Vacant Land and Luxury Rentals
Contact Frank Knowles
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but fun was had by all participating with
several beautiful fish landed. The anglers
also enjoyed socializing at the awards ban-
quet held at Sea Spray Resort & Marina
on April 24th and were grateful to receive
handmade awards from our local Little
Harbour artist, Pete Johnston.
The anglers were thrilled to view a
special presentation of a slide show of the
past 40 years of action pictures and awards
banquets. The committee dedicated a spe-
cial "floating" trophy, which was pre-
sented to the founder of the tournament,
Roscoe Thompson, Jr., or "Ross." This
trophy will subsequently be presented to
future male anglers each year who land the
biggest fish in the tournaments.
It was encouraging to welcome nine
new anglers to the tournament this year.
We continue to hope for more than four
junior anglers to participate next year. All
billfish are released in this tournament.
The following anglers received awards:
Junior/Junior class (Boys 12 and under)
1st Place Rocky Thompson: 2.5 lb jack
2nd Place Skyler Key: 13 lb. barracuda
3rd Place Chase Bomeisler 1 lb. Snapper
Junior Class (Boys 13 to 16 yrs.)
1st Place Dylan Thompson: 38 lb. Amber
Unfortunately, there were no junior girl
anglers this year.
20 # test 27 lb. Tuna Tibby Bartran
30 # test 20 lb. Dolphin Dory Magee
50 # test 32 lb. Dolphin Kate Burke
80 # test 20 lb. Dolphin Judy Magee
130 # test 38 lb. Dolphin Peggy Magee
Fly Rod 15.5 lb. Dolphin Kate Burke
Sailfish Meagan Marquis
White Kathy Irving
Largest fish weighed in by a female angler
8 # test 5 lb. Amberjack Bob Sheffield
16 # test 14 lb. Dolphin Pierre Irving
20 # test 19 lb. Tuna Ernie Greenwood
30 # test 35 lb. Dolphin Craig Knowles
50 # test 18 lb. Barracuda Ian Barton
130 # test 15 lb. Dolphin Paul Magee
Bonefish 2 lb on 8# test Richard Neville
Handline 17 lb. Dolphin Syd Roberts
Fly rod 30 # Dolphin Syd Roberst
Cap'n Bob Sheffield, captain on the
boat Nokomis owned by Syd Roberts, was
awarded the overall Boat Trophy.
The organizers encourage anyone who is
interested in participating next year, please
mark the dates on your calendar, April 14-
23rd, 2011. All are welcome. Hopefully,
there will be more junior anglers partici-
pating next year.
to Haiti Relief
The owners of Sea Spray on Elbow Cay
have made a donations to the victims of
the earthquake in Haiti that happened in
January 2010. They sent it through Dela-
ware Valley School, a Quaker school in
Delaware. The total donation made by the
school was $18,000 of which the couple
Great Guana Cay
New real estate office opens
Damianos Sotheby's International Re-
opened of a
War Cay. It
is located on
Street near Christopher Albury
Orchid Bay. Christopher Albury will over-
see the office.
On the north end of the island, Baker's
Bay Golf and Ocean Club on Guana Cay
features a golf course directly overlooking
the beach and is a spectacular destination
with residential properties available on the
beach and along the marina. At the south
end of the island, there's a feeling of tran-
quility and privacy offered within the Or-
chid Bay community. A long-time favou-
rite of discriminating yachtsmen, nearby
Man-O-War Cay has expansive beaches
and protected harbours and offers serenity
and peace of mind.
With the opening of an office in Guana
Cay, Damianos Sotheby s International
Realty has a total of 10 offices throughout
The Bahamas with five offices on Abaco.
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lots. Stunning views from every room. The
best value in beachfront homes in Treasure
Sunny Side 2 Bed, 2 Bath modern home across
from our world famous Treasure Cay beach,
next to green way access. $749,000 NEW PRICE
Sugar Shack 4 Bed 3 Bath 3200 sq. ft. fully fur-
nished two storey canal home on Galleon Bay
with pool, 85'dock, boatlift and garage apart-
ment $1,590,000 NEW LISTING
Sea Shells 3 bed 2 bath 1700 sq. ft. home on
Windward Beach with beautiful Sea of Abaco
vistas and very private. $1,595,000 NEW LISTING
Palm Bay 6 Newly completed, fully furnished
4 bedroom, 3 -1/2 bath, 2 level waterfront
home featuring spectacular views along Trea-
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Great rental history $809,000.00
Royal Poinciana 2615 3 Bed 3 Bath Ocean-
front condo. Fully furnished upper end unit
with great rental potential. $680,000 NEW
Royal Palm 2301 2 Bed, 2 Bath newly reno-
vated condo with boat slip and storage locker.
Royal Palm 2338 2 Bed, 2 Bath Condo with
boat slip on Treasure Cay World Class Marina.
$470,000 NEW PRICE
Royal Palm 2337 2 Bed, 2 Bath Downstairs
condo with view of Marina. Boat slip with bo-
nus of boat lift! $550,000
Royal Palm 2314 2 bed, 2 bath furnished con-
do overlooking Treasure Cay Marina. Boat slip
and storage unit included. $416,500
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Royal Palm 2380 2 Bed, 2 Bath lower unit on
Brigantine Bay canal with large 16'wide boat-
slip. $350,000 NEW PRICE
Mariner's Cove 1510 Town House, 2 Bed, 1.5
Bath, professionally decorated with beautiful
marina view. $279,500
Mariner's Cove 1509 Town House, 2 Bed, 1.5
Bath, direct harbor view in desirable 1500
building. Fully furnished, includes garage.
$259,000 NEW PRICE
Mariner's Cove 1106 Townhouse, 2 Bed, 1
Bath, end unit with marina views. $249,500
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Page 10 Section B The Abaconian
Abaco sailors do well in competition with Nassau
Regatta From Page 1
of wind would fill the sails, but were soon
followed by periods of stillness. These
wind conditions persisted all morning and
it was not until afternoon that a decent
breeze developed. The course was length-
ened slightly for the afternoon races.
There was more of a breeze on Sunday
morning as the participants gathered again.
Again the wind was temperamental. The
racing was over midday. Lunch was fol-
Te harbour ofMarsh Harbour was alive w
30th Homer Lowe Regatta. Competition was
sailors did very well
lowed by the award ceremony.
Some of the trophies were made of local
woods by James Kaighin, who also made
the first place trophy for the Optimists.
The first place trophy for the Sunfish was
crafted in Man-O-War by Joe Albury.
Mark Lowe and James Kaighin pre-
sented most of the awards. An unusual
award, a spool of fishing line and some
hooks, went to Dustin Smith, an Optimist
from Nassau, who had everyone wonder-
ing as he tacked his little sailing boat back
and forth among the Optimists, but never
crossed the finish line.
It was soon discovered
that he was not rac-
ing but fishing. Sure
enough he entered the
I restaurant on that Sun-
day with a fish he had
Sylvia Cottis handed
out to Tristan Albury,
the trophy created in
honor of her late hus-
band, Hugh Cottis,
founder of the Junior
Optimist Club in Marsh
Harbour. Sadie Lowe,
widow of the late Hom-
er Lowe in whose hon-
or the regatta has been
held for the past 20
years, presented young
Christopher Sands with
from Nassau were
soon on their way to
it action fr te Sandy Point to get the
keen but Abaco ferry, taking the boats
they had brought over.
The Homer Lowe Memorial Regatta took place in the harbour of Marsh Harbour. Two
classes of boats competed, Sunfish shown here and Optimists. About half the fleet came
from Nassau on the ferry into Sandy Point on Friday, May 7 and returned on Sunday,
May 9, after the races and awards ceremony.
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Dwayne Wallas 25
Jim Kaighin 27
Donico Brown 27
Jeff Gale 28
Lori Lowe 43
Lee McCoy 45
Matthew McCoy 52
Michael Holowesko 53
Daniel de Cardenas 56
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Francisco de Cardenas 76
Dustin Smith 81
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The Abaconian Section B Page 11
South Abaco News
By Lee Pinder
Nancy Albury, a well known local
spokesperson and conservationist, came to
Cherokee to inform our residents, fisher-
men and hunters about a proposed South
Abaco Blue Holes Conservation Area at
a meeting held in the W.W. Sands Com-
munity Center on April 27. She was rep-
resenting the Bahamas Caves Research
Foundation, Friends of the Environment
and the Antiquities, Monuments and Mu-
seums Corporation that are partnering with
the Bahamas National Trust in this pro-
posal. Mrs. Albury has recently acquired
her Master's degree in Geo-Sciences and
Paleontology which affords her the under-
standing and knowledge needed to properly
research and record this valuable informa-
tion, not only for her colleagues and fellow
scientists but also for future generations of
The area in question has so far revealed
more than eight miles of amazing under-
water passages filled with crystal forma-
tions and archeological history on Abaco
that have been found unique in the scien-
tific community worldwide. Some of the
artifacts and relevant data from these caves
have been identified as being thousands
of years old. But if disturbed by unskilled
divers may result in the loss of this valu-
able information forever. Thus the need
for some control and protection by Gov-
ernment for these areas.
Brian Kakuk, cave diver with Bahamas
Caves Research Foundation, presented
some of the photos taken in the caves.
He pointed out that so far their research
indicates many more miles of caves that
need to be investigated and recorded. The
reason for setting these caves aside by the
National Trust is to make sure this work
can continue. He pointed out that amateur
divers not only take the chance of con-
tracting the bends or even becoming in-
toxicated with the various gases present in
the caves, they take the chance of getting
lost in the many side caves by not taking
Unskilled divers could do irreparable
damage to the as yet undiscovered scien-
tific data that is still being gathered. Not
to mention that the crystal stalagmites and
stalactites formed thousands of years ago
when the caves were not filled with wa-
ter, but were, in fact, dry land are very
fragile. Although they are very beautiful
in their natural surroundings, they have no
monetary value, yet can reveal much in-
formation about our past (similar to the in-
ner rings of a cross-section of a large tree
when it is cut down).
Kristen Williams from Friends of the
Environment was at the meeting to show
that organization's support for this proj-
ect along with Nancy Albury and Brian
Kakuk, who made the presentations. Al-
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Schoo l News
Awards Ceremony at
Ministry of Tourism
By Jennifer Hudson
Students from several Abaco schools
received recognition for their good work
at an awards ceremony at the Ministry of
Tourism on April 23, attended by school
principals, teachers and family members.
Each of the prizewinners was introduced
by Mrs. Lenora Black, Education Superin-
tendent for Abaco.
First to be honored was Ginelle Long-
ley, a grade 6 student of Central Abaco
Primary School, the winner of a recent
national Religious Studies competition for
Upper Primary School students. Ginelle
had entered the National Public Schools
Religious Studies Speech competition for
the previous two years placing 2nd and
3rd but this year her perseverance paid off
when she won top prize. All the prepara-
tion certainly paid off as the audience was
enthralled by her very mature thinking and
expressive delivery of the speech.
Felicia Romer, a Grade 11 student of
S.C. Bootle High School, was introduced
as the new Junior Minister of Tourism for
Abaco. Felicia won against four other stu-
dents on Abaco, then traveled to Nassau
to compete for the national title on March
26. There she competed against nine oth-
er students and was successful in placing
second for the Junior Minister of Tourism
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third place. S,,i ,r are Millie Dawkins, Tourism's director on Abaco of the Spanish
Cadet program; first place winner 5, r, 1i, a McKenzie of St. Francis de Sales School;
Lyndeisha Curry of Forest Heights Academy; Tirshatha Etienne of Long Bay School;
third place winner Kyvonne Lopez of S.C. Bootle High School; and Jessica Brown, Span-
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title for the entire Bahamas. The competi-
tion involved writing an essay, turning it
into a speech and delivering it. "I was very
proud to do it and it got me involved in my
country. Now, one of my responsibilities is
to be a role model for the youth of Abaco,"
said Felicia, who plans to enter the tourism
industry one day.
On display in the Ministry of Tourism
Meeting Room were the posters created
by this year's Foreign Language Cadets.
Recently, the posters were entered in the
national poster competition in Nassau and
two of the Abaco cadets did extremely well
in taking first and third place honours.
Coordinator for the Foreign Language
Cadet's programme, Ms. Millie Dawkins,
explained that in November each year an
examination is held to select the top Grade
11 Spanish language students to participate
in the programme, which then runs from
February to July. Four students are se-
lected on Abaco and this year's cadets are
Sherlycia McKenzie of St. Francis de Sales
School, Kyvonne Lopez of S.C. Bootle
High School, Lyndeisha Curry of Forest
Heights Academy and Tirshatha Etienne of
Long Bay School.
The programme consists of three phases
of which the first, Language in Action,
has just been completed. During this phase
the students were immersed in the Span-
ish language with vocabulary excursions,
treasure hunt, cooking workshop, dance
classes and a visit to the Wyannie Malone
Museum in Hope Town, all conducted en-
tirely in Spanish.
Phase 1 ended with a national poster
competition held in Nassau on March 6 in
which Sherlycia McKenzie of St. Francis
de Sales School placed first and Kyvonne
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Sherlycia was given the country of Spain
to depict in her poster and was pleased with
that as she loves Spain. "We were given
12 questions which had to be answered to
show the culture, customs and geography
of that country. It was a bit of challenge.
and we had to come up with creative ideas
but with the help of my art teacher I was
able to complete the assignment," she told
the audience. Kyvonne's poster depicted
Cuba. All of the posters were very artistic
and informative, and the students had all
done an excellent job.
Ms. Dawkins told the audience that the
Foreign Language Cadet programme be-
gan on Abaco in 2007 and was launched
because the Ministry of Tourism wants stu-
dents to become bilingual. Phase 2 is the
work experience segment when the four
cadets will each spend one month at places
of employment where they will meet visi-
tors, learn more about the job of tourism
and hopefully be able to utilize their Span-
ish language skills. During Phase three
they will spend an entire month experienc-
ing full immersion in a Spanish-speaking
country; three will stay in Costa Rica
while the fourth will be in Mexico. They
will stay with families and will spend four
hours a day in school from Monday to Fri-
day. The Ministry of Tourism takes care
of all expenses. Ms. Dawkins closed by
encouraging parents and teachers to start
preparing their children for the examina-
tion in November. Competition is keen for
a place in this excellent programme.
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South Abaco students
By James Malcolm of Schooner Bay
Students from Crossing Rocks and San-
dy Point took part in a massive clean-up,
collecting more than 320 garbage bags of
roadside litter on 15 miles of South Abaco
On May 1st two groups of 6th grade
school children, one group from Crossing
Rocks and one group from Sandy Point,
took part in the volunteer clean-up. With
recent brush fires, the roadside trash has
been more visible than usual, and it was
time to take action.
Nineteen youngsters from Crossing
Rocks and 25 from Sandy Point spent the
better part of five hours collecting trash
in bags along the roadside. The trash,
Moore's Island students learn about conservation
such as bottles, cans, car parts, tires
and paper refuse was thrown there by
passing motorists who have little or no
regard for "their" pristine environment
in South Abaco. The children, who en-
gaged in a bit of competitive fun, will be
compensated by the Schooner Bay devel-
oper for their efforts and offered future
opportunities to help clean up their part
But more importantly, these types of
projects are designed to instill in each
child a sense of pride and ownership in the
environment surrounding their respective
communities in hopes that the younger
generations will play a role in encouraging
those that do litter to think twice and hope-
fully end such mindless actions.
By Canishka Alexander
On April 26 primary and high school
students at St. Francis de Sales School
participated in an essay competition spon-
sored by Marcus Bethel of Kentucky Fried
Chicken. To ensure that the students were
on a level playing field, they wrote the es-
says at school. Shanals Jonhson, senior
mistress, was the invigilator for the com-
petition. The prizes offered in this compe-
tition were new Compaq laptops.
The topic for the high school students
Please see School Page 14
On April 20th Moore's Island All Age School welcomed FRIENDS and the Size Mat-
ters Pride Campaign. Special guests from RARE's headquarters in Arlington, Virginia,
accompanied the FRIENDS' staff. But the most popular guest that day was Spike the
Spiny Lobster. The students learned about the legal size limits of crawfish and the im-
portance of conserving this important species. With Moore's Island being primarily a
fishing village, the students fully understood the implications of overfishing the juvenile
crawfish. Spike and FRIENDS will be making appearances at schools throughout Abaco
to promote marine conservation throughout our islands.
Four students of St. Francis de Sales School were thrilled when they won an essay com-
petition sponsored by Marcus Bethel of Kentucky Fried Chicken. Their prize was Compaq
laptop computers. The students were required to do all the research and composition
without assistance from adults. The winners are Joy Archer, grade 12; Lachelle Light-
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SF sen and the primary school winners were says her mission is to train a child for ser- Karen McIntosh, chairperson of the Island
__ l Fm Pe 73 Shawntalay McDonald of grade six and vice in this world and the world to come. Roots Festival Committee.
was Education is the single most important Lachelle Lightbourn, a fifth grade student; Anistacia Seymour-Dawkins, awarded It was a first for the committee this year
factor in the development of a country. Do the high school winners were Joy Archer, District Teacher of the Year for the Abaco as they planned for the upcoming festival
you agree? The students were allowed to a grade 12 student, and Shanae Knowles, District in 2002, believes that there is good in Green Turtle Cay, and from the looks
research the topic but were not allowed to an 11th grader. in everyone and that we are to focus on the on the students' faces, they were quite ap-
use any prepared notes during the essay Ms. Johnson praised Mr. Bethel for his good and not the bad. preciative.
competition. support of the school and thanked him for Donica Mackey, Teacher of the Year The program began with a school as-
Meanwhile, the primary school stu- the opportunity he offered to the students. 2006 for Abaco, has been a teacher for the sembly. Their excitement could hardly be
dents prepared for this topic, If you lost the Six teachers are Honored past eight years. Her mission is to educate contained as the pirates made their way to
ability to use one of your five senses, you By Samantha V. Evans each child with great expectancy as nobody the front.
would likely develop stronger sensitivity in Six teachers were honored on April knows what they are destined to become. Patrick Darville, a student, introduced
the other four senses. Write a letter to a 22nd because they have held the position Rochelle Russell, teacher for 12 years, Anne Bonnie, Mary Read, Scarlett, Sheila
person who is blind, d(, ...i /h, the sunset, of Teacher of the Year at Central Abaco was Teacher of the Year for the school for Leatherback and Young Blood. Anne Bon-
a rose garden, a forest, the colors of your Primary School 2007-2009, and won the title of Abaco's
favorite blanket and yourself Theirs took Neulessa Ludy-Major, was the Teach- District Teacher of the Year in 2008. Later Please see School Page 15
favorite blanket and yourself. Theirs took Neulessa Lundy-Major, was the Teach-
on a letter format. er of the Year in 2000-2001 and the district that same year, she became the first runner
Mr. Bethel said he was literally blown winner for the same year. She has been up in the National Teacher of the
away by the entries, which he describes as teaching for 19 years. Year Program. Forest Heights' students
phenomenal. He was pleased by the level Delicia Morris, who has been teaching Roberta Lindsay, the Teacher win laptop computers
of participation among the students. for the past 15 years, was awarded District of the Year in 2009 and the Abaco
However, the top winners had to be cho- Teacher of the Year for Abaco in 2001, and District Teacher of the Year Win-
a difference in the lives of children
regardless of their race, color or
creed. Each teacher received a cer-
SC tificate of honor signed by the prin-
cipal and vice principal. Accepting
r- the award on behalf of Ms. Lindsay
Swas vice principal Beatrice Moxey.
SModern day pirates
visit Every Child
By Canishka Alexander
Curious faces peered out from Marcus Bethel of Kentucky Fried Chicken offered
These Central Abaco Primary School teachers have had the honour of being named classroom windows at Every Child Compaq laptop computers to the winners ofwere Rebeccc
Teacher of the Year at the school and they all went on to win the title for Abaco. They are Counts on April 29 as students essay competition. The winners were RebecGaito
Neulessa Lundy Major, Delicia Morris, Donica Mackey, Anistacia Seymour Dawkins, glimpsed a group of pirates that had Strachan in the Lower School and Ivanna Gaito
Rochelle Russell and Beatrice Moxey accepting the certificate for Roberta Lindsay. arrived on the school grounds with in Upper ool.
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ny gave the students a quick history lesson
on pirates that covered where they slept to
what they ate as well as their sword fight-
ing techniques and what they wore. The
students were definitely surprised to find
out how young pirates were some of
them as young as nine years old!
As daring as life may have seemed as
a pirate, though, they did face some chal-
lenges. Many pirates did not enjoy a full
life because they suffered from injuries
and developed scurvy with no doctors or
nurses to tend to them.
However, when the students were asked
if they wanted to become pirates, some ac-
tually raised their hands after hearing about
the tumultuous lives that pirates lived.
Church group assists
ECC with landscaping
By Canishka Alexander
The Mission Baltimore team arrived on
Abaco again this year to assist Every Child
Counts with its beautification of the school
grounds. According to Edison Keiser, one of
the members, Mission Baltimore is a minis-
try training school that is involved in similar
projects throughout the United States.
While here, they offered a Kids Crusade
for children living in the Haitian communi-
ties and a nightly crusade was held at the
Dundas Town Church of God with Bishop
However, as part of their GoAbaco
campaign, ECC is one of the first stops on
their list when they arrive on Abaco. Mr.
Keiser said the ministry has changed his
life and gives him a "fire in his heart for
Students at ECC were hard at work of-
I I I
fering assistance with raking leaves and
shoveling dirt and rocks into a wheelbar-
row. Those who were on break played on
the swings nearby while others enjoyed a
game of patty-cake and rock-paper-scissors.
The interesting thing was that the ones
who were working were actually enjoying
themselves. One of the students walked
around holding a garbage bag with one
hand giving high fives with the other.
As he observed the transformation tak-
ing place, P.E. teacher Gary Louis was
happy for the assistance as he explained
the changes and upgrades that will be tak-
ing place at ECC. He explained that the
students were working because it is part of
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the vocational program set in place at ECC
to provide them with tools to better them-
selves after they leave the school.
Meanwhile, Mr. Keiser and the students
were removing their jungle gym and clean-
ing an area that would be used for farming.
Mr. Louis said there are plans to extend
the school's workshop.
S.C. Bootle participated
in Model UN Sessions
By Canishka Alexander
A team of students from S.C. Bootle
High School in Cooper's Town, accom-
panied by Nadira Kawalram, travelled
to Nassau on April 25 to compete at the
Model United Nations Sessions (MUNS).
It as an exercise that closely resembles that
of the United Nations Summit.
The students were required to interact
and negotiate on behalf of the country
that was selected for them. S.C.Bootle
students represented the archipelago of
Indonesia and had to address issues re-
lated to technology, globalization and
Teams that represented countries from
the same region were grouped together.
S.C. Bootle's region was the Asian re-
gion, and some of its competitors includ-
ed Queens College, St. Andrews and St.
Francis de Sales School.
The beginning of the session signaled
the commencement of debates and negotia-
tions. The issues raised during this period
were used to form amendments for exist-
ing laws within the United Nations. The
amendments were then read by a represen-
tative from each region. Another represen-
tative later made the final negotiations to
produce yet another amendment that would
benefit all the regions.
The final segment of the competition con-
cluded with speeches. Indonesia was repre-
sented by Felicia Romer, Timmesha Russell,
Letika Williams and Hope Ramotar. Jaleesa
Russell was the assistant advisor.
S.C. Bootle placed sixth in the competition
with Queens College in first place, St. An-
drews in second place and New Age Acad-
emy from Turks and Caicos placed third.
The students said that although this ex-
ercise was not the real United Nations ses-
sion, the team members felt as if they had
learned so many things about Indonesia
through their research. They agreed that it
was "a million-dollar experience" that will
never be forgotten.
SC Bootle had a
great year in sports
By Mirella Santillo
While checking the results of the in-
ter-schools sports competitions this year,
whether it be basketball, field & track,
softball or soccer, one school name seems
to be recurring: S.C. Bootle High School
in Cooper's Town. The proud principal,
Huel Moss, and the dedicated coaches,
Jose Torres and Lyndon Scott, want the
Please see School Page 17
Some (f rilv., students are from S.C. Bootle High School and took part in a Model United
Nations Session in Nassau. They represented Indonesia so had to research a lot about the
country and its economy. Then they debated and negotiated to make changes to the UN
laws through amendments.
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students to be recognized for their efforts
and hard work. As the end of the school
year is nearing, it is time to give credits
to the students for a great sports year as
well as a great academic year, according
to Mr. Moss.
At the beginning of the school year in
October 2009 two softball games were
played between S.C. Bootle High School
and Abaco Central High School. Both
were won by S.C. Bootle. More recently,
in April, a soccer game between the same
two schools was again won by the Coo-
per's Town school.
The basketball league that stretched
over two months was also a big winner
for S.C. Bootle. In spite of nearly weekly
trips to Marsh Harbour, S.C. Bootle went
home with a first place in the junior boys
division, a second place in the senior boys
division and a second place in the senior
The Cooper's Town high school
brought back a first place in the inter-
schools field & track meet held in Marsh
Harbour. Many of the school's outstand-
ing athletes were showcased during the
Among a very gifted team of athletes,
some students' names to remember are
Rosenika Charles, winner of the 3000m
race and second in the 1500m and Junique
Rolle, first in the 1500m, second in the
3000m, both under fifteen years old in
the girls category. In the boys Charo Wil-
liams and Jacob McIntosh were noticed
by their coaches, the first for winning the
long jump, the second for winning both
the 1500m and the 3000m races. Codero
Cooper took the gold in the decathlon
and Frandieu Josue placed second in the
But sports was not the only field of
achievements this year. S.C. Bootle's
students had their names in quite a few
academic events. Mr. Moss said that his
seventh, eighth and ninth graders dis-
tinguished themselves in spelling at the
district level, winning the Spelling Bees
for the second year in a row. One of the
students, Felicia Romer, won the Junior
Tourism Minister competition. Two other
girls placed third in the Spanish Cadet
Competition and the Rotary Essay Com-
petition. Finally, the school participated
in the Agro-Exposition and did quite well
there also. Mr. Moss mentioned that for
the second year in a row the school won
the District Junior and Senior Mathemat-
ics and Science Competition.
Overall, it was a satisfying year for
a school now boasting 350 students that
keeps growing not only in numbers, but
also in progress.
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(silver in shot putt and bronze in discus), Cordero Cooper (gold in the decathalon) and
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GBituauiea and JMIQAteA to Jamily and J u ndA
The funeral for Francois Pierre Louis,
62, of Marsh Harbour who died on April
15, was held on May 1 at International
ment was in *
Cemetery. Francois Pierre Louis
He is survived by his wife Mamita
Pierre Louis; sons Tifrancois Pierre Lou-
ise and Franley Pierre Louis; sisters Inadi
Fidel and Heliane Pierre Louise; brothers
Mignis Pierre Louis and Tifa Pierre Louis;
nieces and nephews Loubert Lauriston, Si-
clionord Lauriston Klayes, Sonia, Claudy
Lauriston, Gutto and Timadel Sama, De-
lix and Herard Lauriston, Gerl and Limaid
Pierre Louis, Delitence Altes, Chat Karol
Pierre Louis, Lukenson Monphet, Loti and
Sedner Pierre Louis, Jose Claudel Michel,
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The funeral for Hancil George Bain,
59, formerly of Murphy Town was held on
May 8 at St. Andrew's Methodist Church
in Dundas Town. Rev. Jean Seme Joseph
He is sur-
vived by his A
wife Ettajane Hancil Geroge Bain
Bain; children Katrina Jones, Allita and
Deante Bain; grandchild Ghianna Bain;
son-in-law Orthnell Jones; sister Karen
Cooper and Shane Bain; brothers William
Bain, Timothy Bain and Gil Bain; nieces
and nephews; aunts Sally Colebroke and
Betty Black; uncle Batemen Bain; father-
in-law Fredrick Jones Sr.; mother-in-law
Frances Jones; sisters-in-law Ada Mc-
Gregor, Katherine Jones, Deborah Wil-
liams, Julie Russell, Roslyn Thompson,
Jestina Burrows, Sandra Ferguson and
Sophie Hunter; brother-in-law Zandell and
Fredrick Jones Jr.; and many other rela-
tives and friends.
Mary Jean Gartlan, age 87, died at her
residence in Great Cistern. Her daughter,
Khristeen Teresa Boorujy, was with her
and said that she had been bed ridden since
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one of the breast cancer survivors in at-
tendance at the recent Breast Cancer Walk
and Seminar this year.
On March 20 she was recognized during
a Ladies Empowerment Dinner Party by
the Esther Network. Yvette was chosen as
an honouree by Tara Moss, president and
founder of the organization.
Always known to be a person of encour-
agement with a beautiful smile and per-
sonality to match, she was an inspiration
to many. She had just returned to work at
Royal Bank of Canada on May 3 after a
While attending a Reggae Gospel con-
cert on May 7, Yvette collapsed and was
taken to the Marsh Harbour Government
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A Celebration of a Life
on Casuarina Beach
By Jennifer Hudson
Family members and friends of long-
Please see Obituaries Page 19
Mr. and Mrs. Sylvon Beth-
el would like to announce
the engagement of their
son Mr. Matthew Bethel
to Miss Ashtin Sturrup,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
W. Brent Sturrup of Nas-
sau. The wedding is set
for September 4th, 2010.
Residents of the Pigeon Peas,
I am hereby giving you notice that in six
months' time, I would like everyone off my
property. I hold the deeds of possession for the
property which you live on. You have until the
6th of November, 2010.
Town Meeting to
Forestry Bill, 2010
Anglican Hall Marsh Harbour May 25 at 7 p.m.
The Forestry Bill, 2010, was presented to Parliament. The bill will
provide for the conservation and control of the forests and matters
related to the forests.
The Ministry of The Environment will hold Town Meetings
throughout The Bahamas in an effort to consult the public.
(for) Permanent Secretary
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GAituahtiea and JMlIteQA to Januly and j3idndA
time visitor to Abaco, M
gathered on Casuarina Pc
set on Mother's Day,
May 9, to celebrate
her life. Mrs. Talbot
passed away at her
home in the mountains
of North Carolina dur-
ing the early hours of
New Year's day, and it
was her wish that after
her death her children
should hold a celebra-
tion of her life on that
beach which was very
dear to her heart.
Mrs. Talbot first
began visiting Abaco
in the 1980s after the
death of her husband.
Since falling in love
with the island, she de-
cided to build a home.
She purchased four
acres of ocean front
m Pe 1 property at Old Kerr Beach, Bahama Palm her home in North Carolina, Mrs. Talbot grandchildren came from the United States
From Page 8 Shores, and built the island cottage of her received a phone call to say that her house and even as far away as India to gather on
/arilyn Talbot, dreams. However, sadly, she only got to had burned to the ground. Investigations the beach at sunset along with close friends
nt beach at sun spend one week in it. After returning to showed that gasoline had been poured from Abaco to honour her wishes.
around the base of the house and then set A short but very touching ceremony was
on fire; the arsonist was never found. held with family and friends reminiscing
Mrs. Talbot met Rex and Judy Albury over happy times with their friend, Mari-
of Casuarina Point. They became close lyn. Each of her three daughters read pas-
friends and Mrs. Talbot stayed in one of sages from two old books from personal
their guest cottages twice a year for the letters that their mother had written. As the
rest of her life until a serious illness pre- last rays of the sun cast a peaceful pink
vented further travel. Her final visit was glow over the sea, family members decid-
for her 70th birthday four years ago. ed to make this an annual event at Casua-
Twelve family members including rina Point in honour of their mother.
larilyn Talbot's three daughters, Deena, Allyn and Karla,
ead her writings top Jmly and friends on the beach at Casua-
ina Point on Mother's Day. With them is Keith Rogers.
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Causing Harm On April 30h a young
teenage boy from Murphy town was near
Abaco Central High School when he was
beaten by a group of boys. He named sev-
eral of them.
Uncontrollable Child On May 1st, a
resident of Dundas Town reported that her
16-year-old daughter misbehaved while
under the influence of alcohol. The girl
was turned over to Social Services.
Uncontrollable Child On May 1st
a resident of Casuarina Point, Abaco re-
ported that her 16-year-old daughter hit her
in the head while they were at in Murphy
Town. The girl was turned over to Social
Possession of Firearm On May 3rd
two males, one from Dundas Town and the
other from Treasure Cay got into an ar-
gument at a Fish Fry at the Treasure Cay
ferry dock. One man pulled out a handgun
and fired a single shot in the air, then fled
Ferocious Dog On May 4th a resident
of Spring City reported that his nine-year-
old son was attached and bitten on his hand
and leg by pit bull and potcake dogs while
he was walking in the area. The dogs be-
long to another resident of Spring City.
Burglary On May 6th a resident of
Spring City reported that his 13-year-old
daughter was wakened in the night when
a male in a red shirt prepared to enter the
room through a window. He fled when the
Assault with a Deadly Instrument -
On May 9th a resident of Bahama Palm
Shores reported that he was traveling on
his motorbike on Don Mackay Boulevard
in Marsh Harbour when he was intention-
ally run over by a truck driven by a person
he knew. The person reversed his truck
and attempted to roll over him again. His
motorbike was extensively damaged. The
truck driver was arrested and charged with
Assault with a Deadly Weapon.
House Breaking On May 9 a resident
of Spring City reported that sometime be-
tween 5th May and 8th May someone en-
tered his residence and stole a laptop com-
puter valued at $575.
Arrest/Possession Dangerous Drugs
- On May 6th police recovered a package
suspected of containing marijuana during
a search of a residence in Dundas Town.
When shown to a person in the house,
he grabbed the package and fled. He was
caught and arrested. The packet was recov-
Possession of Dangerous Drugs While
conducting a road check in Treasure Cay,
an officer discovered a bag with suspected
marijuana. The two persons in the vehicle
were arrested and charged.
Threats of Death and Causing Dam-
ages Reported On May 8th someone
threw a beer bottle into a bar in Sandy
Point causing damage of $150 to a kitchen
door. The person threatened to kill the bar-
tender. The accused was arrested.
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Green Turtle Cay has recently seen an
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on the island, including a new bicycle of-
ficer, Const. Kenton Clarke.
The Patrol Cyclist, who has been with
the Royal Bahamas Police Force for two-
and-a-half years, transferred to Green Tur-
tle Cay on April 7, after having served on
Moore's Island and Marsh Harbour.
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and order to defend the rights of the less
fortunate as it relates to people being vic-
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Clarke. He will be dealing with traffic as well
streets and assisting in the station.
Mr. Clarke's duties on Green Turtle
Cay are in dealing with traffic regulations
and include the day-to-day running of the
through the church
By Timothy Roberts
By seeking the assistance of the church,
Cpl. Wellington Williams, the officer in
charge of Green Turtle Cay, believes they
can "recapture the kind of place that was
called 'paradise' just ten years ago."
Over the past 10 years Cpl. Williams
said that Green Turtle Cay has seen a quiet
rise in crime. According to Mr. Williams
the community is being "brought into a
new era and they are gaining confidence in
law enforcement once again."
He is promoting safety and is getting
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Two charged in boat theft case
By Canishka Alexander
On April 29 James Sawyer and Gereno
Poitier appeared before the Magistrate's
Court to face charges of stealing and re-
ceiving a 23-foot white Albury-built Man-
O-War boat with a 250 horsepower Yama-
ha engine. The boat is valued at $120,000.
Both men pleaded not guilty to the charges.
According to Det. Sgt. Farquharson of
the Central Detective Unit, local police of-
ficers launched an investigation that proved
to be successful. They networked with fel-
low police officers on Cat Island, Exuma,
Eleuthera and Nassau as they sought the
whereabouts of Poitier, who turned himself
in when he saw his photo being aired on
television as that of a wanted man.
Sawyer's and Poitier's attorneys were
unable to appear in court, so they were
both represented by attorney Kara Butler.
She argued that based on the particulars
of the case, no evidence was given to sug-
gest that Sawyer was in possession of the
boat, and the only evidence provided was
the word of the police. As for Poitier, she
stated that he had turned himself in.
However, Prosecutor Perkins Collie
objected to bail being provided for them
because boat theft has become a "vexing
problem in the community over the last 18
months," and he believed they would com-
mit the same offense again.
Magistrate Crawford McGee refused
bail citing the seriousness of the charge,
the public's concern and that he, too, be-
lieved there was a real danger of their re-
Sawyer and Poitier were remanded to
Her Majesty's Prison in Fox Hill to await
their next court appearance on August 18.
Ricky Johnson's Nature Adventure
By Timothy Roberts
During the Island Roots Festival in
Green Turtle Cay on May 1 local nature
guide, Ricky Johnson, held an engaging
talk in which he encouraged his audience to
look beyond "the bush" to see the intrinsic
beauty of Abaco's ecosystem.
Ricky explained to the audience the
natural balance that exists in the "land sea
connection," and how the reefs play an im-
portant part in our entire ecosystem. "We
go around with eyes wide shut," he said.
"We need to look beyond the obvious and
see the life that exists in each zone," from
the reef to the shore and intertidal zone,
and on to the white land coppice and man-
groves and beyond.
He wanted to do these talks because he
wants to create a venue whereby people
can experience the true flora and fauna of
Abaco rather than just coming to see the
beaches or stay at a resort. "I want them to
be able to experience not just the plant life,
but the unique native birds that we have on
Abaco," he said. "I am trying to get away
from the standard living of Abaco and truly
see the real fabric [of the island], from blue
KB Gives Central Abaco
Primary Students a Pep Talk
Fifty-plus grade five students from Central Abaco Primary School were on Green
Turtle Cay on April 30th for the Island Roots Heritage Festival and i,/ hl there, they
got a pep talk from Bahamian entertainer Kirk "KB" Bodie. KB is known as a high-
spirited entertainer but when he spoke with the teachers and students, he told them
that even though he "carried on bad" on the stage, he is shy when speaking unpre-
pared. However, he stated that he loves speaking with children, and advised them to
stay in school and get an education so that one day they can be successful like him.
He told them to have a great time being children and get all they can from the teach-
ers who support them in their learning. The students and teachers were all excited to
have pictures with the entertainer.
holes to even the beautiful lush vegetation
we have," he said. "I am not just a tour
guide but I interpret nature to reveal what
is there and bring it to the forefront."
We have a beautiful ecosystem and
more and more people will be coming to
see it. So we need to do our best to pro-
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starting at $140,000 and up to $250,000. All
lots come with boat slips. Call 242-475-2479
Shipwreck Subdivision Lots starting at
$65,000 and up 2 bed/ 1.5 bath for sale,
$325,000. Call 242-475-2479 or 242-365-5006
SnipwrecK SUDaiVIIon, 3 Deal/ Datm water-
front, comes with dock slip. Asking $675,000.
Call 242-475-2479 or 242-365-5006
Shipwreck Subdivision, 10 Lots for sale,
$65,000 each, will finance 50 per cent. Call
for details 242-475-2479 or 242-365-5006
Treasure Cay Pineapple Point Resort. Ex-
clusive Luxury Waterfront 2 & 3 bedroom
condos & 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath 2600 sq. ft.
townhouse all with deep water docks & garag-
es! Perfect location at the entrance to Treasure
Cay Marina. Prices starting in the low $500's
or 1800-545-0395 Come see us at the end of
Marina View Dr. Model open M-F 9-4.30 pm
or by appointment.
Treasure Cay, prt. beach access, 2 bdr. loft, 1
bath, in-law apt (separate meter) 2 car garage,
financing available. Make offer. For more info
Turtle Rocks, Vacant property 185 x 100 lot
in Leisure Lee for sale. Call 367-8383 after 6
WPB Condo Furnished 2 bed/ 1 bath; A/C,
internet ready. Ideal for students. Security
on grounds. Bus stop at entry. 15 min from
PB Community College. Short walk to ma-
jor shopping & restaurants. Price reduced
$75,000. Call 242-365-4636 days, 242-365-
Page 22 Section B The Abaconian
Defence Force celebrates
Abaco Chief Councillors
The Royal Bahamas Defence Force Marching Band performed at the Treasure Cay Pri-
mary School. The officers are shown saluting the Prime Minister during their parade at
sunset. This was followed by the sunset gun.
By Timothy Roberts
The Royal Bahamas Defense Force
Marching and Pop Bands played before
the Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Hubert
Ingraham, and an engrossed audience in
celebration of its 30th anniversary on May
8 at the Treasure Cay Primary School.
The Marching Band led the way with
performances of Bahamian music such as
Mable, Ova and Ova and Naughty Johnny
to the delight of the crowd. They then tran-
sitioned to present a call to arms which fea-
tured a military drill display in which they
showed off rifle twirling and ended with a
The audience was then entertained with
a special drumming display after which the
Pop Band took over and sang a variety of
Old Bahamian songs as well as jazz tunes
and a Gospel song.
The celebration concluded with the
Prime Minister taking the dais while the
band played the National Anthem and fi-
nally both the band and the military units
marched past the dais while saluting the
nation's leader to the tune of Auld-Lang-
By Timothy Roberts
Chief Councillors from local govern-
ment districts across Abaco came together
for the first meeting this year of the of the
Abaco Chief Councillors Association on
April 28 with a view to improve commu-
nication between the councils and support
a unified vision for all of Abaco.
The Association, chaired by Jeremy
Sweeting, Chief Councillor of the Hope
Town District Council, asked the group of
chief councillors for suggestions and ideas
with the view to create a more cohesive
plan for moving forward.
Preston Roberts, Chief Councillor
for the South Abaco District, feels that
too many children are "slipping through
the cracks" in the junior high section of
schools. He has seen kids that were good
in primary school spoiled and changed in
bad ways, succumbing to the peer pressure
placed on them by "bad seeds" among the
older high school kids. He suggested that
the government introduce a middle school
to Abaco to assist these kids with the tran-
sition from primary to secondary school.
The other councillors present agreed
that there is a problem and decided that
some sort of proposal should be made. Ad-
ministrator Cephas Cooper suggested that
the group come up with a list of needs and
concerns and as a group set up a meeting
with the Prime Minister to discuss them.
Mr. Cooper also suggested they consid-
er some signage, such as those used along
freeways in the U.S., be placed along the
S.C. Bootle and Great Abaco Highways
giving town names and distance informa-
He informed the group that Arthur Han-
na, former deputy prime minister and gov-
ernor general, is wanting to hold some le-
gal aid clinics on Abaco and that it would
be a good idea for all the councils to come
together and benefit from these clinics.
Mr. Sweeting discussed with the group
about having a well publicized public town
meeting to hear the needs and ideas of the
people. Cubell Davis, Chief Councillor of
the Central Abaco Council, suggested a
call-in program on television station BCN.
Mr. Cooper suggested doing a monthly
show on BCN, addressing topics, sharing
concerns and informing the public of what
is going on as well as being able to re-
ceive input from the public. The group has
agreed to meet again in July.
I Remember to Buckle Up I
P.O. Box AB 20384, Marsh Harbour, Abaco
Ph. 367-3482 Fax 367-6482
The Department of Marine Resources wishes to say
to the following persons for their assistance at the recent All Abaco
Agriculture and Marine Resources, Agribusiness Expo 2010.
Errol Thurston, Jr.
Michael T. Braynen
Director of Marine Resources
Quality Star Auto Service Station And Garage
Don MacKay Blvd., Marsh Harbour
"111 We stock a wide variety of parts and tyres.
If you need an item that is not in stock, we will quickly import it for you
Open 7 am 7 pm Monday thru Thursday
7 am 8 pm Friday and Saturday
Tel: (242) 367-2979 b Q VIS
THE PLACE FOR YOUR ENTIRE
AUTOMOBILE AND TRUCK NEEDS
Big Cat Equipment
Rentals: Backhoe Dump Trucks
* D3, D5 & D8 Tractors Payloaders
* Land clearing
* Fill, rock, sand, soil
* Trenching Foundations
Tel: 242-367-2655 Fax: 242-367-2464
Cell: 242-577-5322 242-359-6839
Abaco A & D Trucking
Phone 577-0184 577-0220
PO. BoxAB 20432, Marsh Harbour, Abaco
Business Service Directory
Abaco Glass Company
Window Glass and Mirrors
Cut and Installed
Screens Made and Repaired
Commercial Store Fronts
Installed and Replaced
Don MacKay Blvd. 367-2442
Abaco Island Pharmacy
Beauty Supplies Vitamins
Ricardo Miller, Pharmacist
Hours 8:30 am 6 pm
Sunday 9 am 12 Noon
Dove Plaza, Marsh Harb.
* over ft lavours of icecream
*made to order deli sandwiches
unique t-shirts 4-gifts
j Give us a Call @366-0788 '
for Holiday hours 4- specials
S Located south of town-
just follOW the cones!!!
May 15, 2010
The Abaconian Section B Page 23
BEC From Page 2
the Bahamas Electricity Corporation, stat-
ed that this tariff is absolutely necessary,
and that he wholeheartedly agrees with it.
Another member of the audience stated
that these are difficult economic times; he
has had his work hours and pay check cut
so he would find it hard to pay the extra.
Other comments and questions centered
on surcharges, bill fluctuations, the issue
of overtime and renewable energy.
Regarding the question of renewable
energy, it was stated by Mr. Moss that
BEC is looking at options. Presently, the
use of waste for energy in Nassau is the
most profitable. "We encourage people
who want to make investments on their
own. People can use renewable as their
primary source of energy, but they will
find it to be less cost effective as, unfor-
tunately, "green energy" presently costs
more than fossil fuels. While solar water
heaters are cost effective, photovoltaic
panels for the production of electricity are
not commercially viable today as they are
only capable of utilizing 12 percent of the
sun's energy for electricity. However,
in the future they will probably become
more effective and then the possibility
will be looked at."
Several people stayed behind to discuss
their concerns further with the panel.
BEC's three part plan
for financial stability
$12 million will come from the cus-
$12 million will come from govern-
ment funds for street lighting.
The remainder will come from BEC
itself through cost reduction and cost im-
Energy efficient tips
Lower the temperature on
your water heater. It should be set
at "warm" so the water will be no
more than 120 degrees.
Minimum for 3 lines in one issue $10
Picture and 4 lines $25
Additional lines at $2 per line
Display classified $18 per column inch
We can take the photo within the Marsh
Harbour area or use your photo.
Call 242-367-2677 Fax 242-367-3677
Assistant. Great opportunity. Must have:
data entry, accounting, scheduling, sales and
marketing experience. Knowledge of website
creation, graphics, Quickbooks, familiar with
a Mac Plus. Email resume to d4ssale@yahoo.
Female Help Wanted. Young girl or woman,
single with no attachments, to help take care of
elderly lady 24/6. Sunday off. Cook and take
care of house. Room and Board plus salary.
General Worker wanted. To be employed by
Ms. Margaret Dawkins of Dundas Town. Con-
Two General Workers needed. Contact Mr.
Darren Lightbourn 242-466-5055 or 242-442-
Boat Rental Business, Turnkey, fully opera-
tional, good equipment and established busi-
ness. For more information call 242-475-5543
Mortar Mixer, Whitman WM90P, 9cuft, 9HP
Honda, $2,000. 242-367-5032
Washers, dryer, water heaters, small electri-
cal appliances and electrical repairs. Call Juan
at 367-2753 or 551-5180
4-Ton Kenmore Central Air Conditioner 10
seat. Contact Joel 577-0390
4cyl diesel Perkins generator, 25kw. Asking
$3500. Call 365 6051
Poulan land mower, almost new. $375. Call
2002 Grand Cherokee, white, low-mileage,
68,000 miles, $9,000 O.B.O. Call 367-0707
!008 Suzuki, Grand Vitara, Pearl white, ask-
ng $22,500 ONO Call 367-3649 Cell 475-
Yam a YBR 125 motorbike, modified, elec-
:ric starter, excellent condition, with helmet
md cover. Asking $2,000. Call or text 242-
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
19' Boat Trailer, lights. Can be seen at Abaco
Outboards. $1700. Call Buddy at 365-6152
RIB Novurania 12 ft w/ 40 HP Honda.
JetSkis, 2 Yamaha 4 stroke FX HO Cruisers
2004, 2005, 2007 models for $5K, $7K, $9K.
Low Hours, well maintained. 242-367-5032
2007 115 Evinrude E-tech 25' shaft 600hrs.
Asking $3,000. Ph. 365-6143 or 357-6540
18' Winner hull with 2-stroke Mercury out-
board. As is. $2,000 OBO 366-0014
20' Hydrasport in excellent condition w/ T-
top, rocket launcher, live baitwell. 85 gal
gas tank, hydraulic steering available with or
without 150HP Evinrude E-tech for $12,000
or $4,000. Call 366-0038 for further info. De-
livery is available.
L BOATS~1AD AINEI
20' Yamaha Jetboat 2000 LS 2000 Twin
125HP 7 seater, sat. radio, CD player, w/
trailer and cover $12,000 obo in excellent con-
dition. 367-3081 or 475-6988
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' Whaler Outrage, twin four-strkoe 115
Yamaha, low hours. T-top w/ electronics incl.
GPS. Very clean. 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 box, VHF. Dual alum
Trailer, 1 owner, excellent condition. DUTY
PAID. Make offer. email@example.com or 954-
24' Glasstream (2007) new engine Yamaha
200 HP 2 stroke. Boat is in excellent condi-
tion. Asking $23,000 OBO Call 366-0722 or
BOATS AN1D MARINE
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24' Grady White 200 HP 2003 Evinrude 190
hrs, new teak trim, cushions, radio depth/fish
H20 temp finder, auto bilge pump, engine
flush connect, bumpers, anchors, lines, jackets
etc. $15,900. Call 941-966-5946
25' Mako, T-top, new engines, tank & elec-
tric etc. $25,000. Contact 901-682-3651 or ha-
26' Paramount CC w/twin 150 Evinrude. Ask-
ing $30,000. Call 477-5308 8 a.m. 8 p.m.
26' Custom Fiberglass Commerical Fishing
Boat by Florida Marine, twin 200 HP Yamahas
220 gal gas, 25 gal water, 85 gal circulating
well, hydraulic steering, VHF, depth finder
& GPS, stereo, T-top, rocket launcher, raised
bow platform, all cushions, extensive dry stor-
age, rod holders. DUTY PAID. A deal at 20K.
Call 242-366-0122 or 242-577-0722
28' Trawler 230HP Yanmar Diesel. 1,400 hrs
44 Maine Aluminum, Ray Maine auto pilot
GPS, WSM 300, Plotter CSO (Bahama) Wind-
lass, much more $30,000 US. Tel: 242-365-
6492. email firstname.lastname@example.org
Come Worship with Us!
Sunday morning glory 11 am
Children's church during service
Breakfree services Tuesday @ 7:30 pm
Friday night live @ 7 pm
Kingdom principles Thursday@ 7:30 pm
War Cry Saturday & Sunday@ 6 am
Reaching out Saturdays
Teaching to transform
Preaching to convert
Ministering a prophetic
word for the due season
in your life
Pastor Kevin Hutchinson
God Speed Ministries Intl
Central Abaco Primary School
email@example.com Ph 367-4668
To Minister To The Whole Man
Items for Sale, Commercial Service, Cars & Boats
L VEHICLES FOR SALE
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TRANQUILITY COTTAGE $228,500 Ref. AS11141
THE CROSSING $595,000 Ref. AS10576
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Saturday, May 29, 2010
10 am 3 pm
Complimentary Shuttle Service
from Abaco Gold in Marsh Harbour
at 10 am, 12 pm & 2 pm.
Local refreshments served.
Please contact us for reservations and
more information at
367 5454 or sales CUP hgchristie.com
REGATTAS $286,000 Ref. AS10622
RUM N COKE A NUT $1,350,000 Ref. AS11270
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