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Churches offered many Christmas programs

The annual Cantata by MH Gospel Chapel is anticipated
By Jennifer Hudson
9CWa" 9 t l q (a d anpetA T "- The choir of the Marsh Harbour Gos-
... pel Chapel gave its first performance of
THE CHRISTMAS OFFERING this year's Christmas Cantata, entitled A
Christmas Offering, on December 9 in the
church sanctuary. Two further perfor-
mances were given later that week in the
Treasure Cay Community Centre on De-
cember 12 and again at the Marsh Harbour
Gospel Chapel on December 15.
I enjoy attending the Cantata every year
as not only is it performed very well, but
it always celebrates the true meaning of
Christmas. In my opinion and the opinions
of the people I spoke with afterwards, this
year's was their best yet. The selection
of A Christmas Offering by choir master,
Kevin Sawyer, was an excellent choice
as the music was upbeat and 'catchy.' It
also called for a larger number of soloists
which added variety and all of the soloists
and groups did an outstanding job. The 21-
member choir gave forth a 'mighty sound'
of the Marsh Harbour Gospel Chapel offers a Cantata annually to celebrate the birth of Jesus. This year's performance, which was enhanced by the church's new

A Christmas Offering, was given three times, twice in Marsh Harbour and once in Treasure Cay. The choir is under the direction
of Mr. Kevin Sawyer. The Cantats bring worshippers to the real reason why we celebrate the holiday.

Please see Cantata Page 26

Council modifies
By Jennifer Hudson
The Central Abaco District Council
met privately on December 19 to render
a decision about a condominium project
that is underway near Crossing Beach in
Marsh Harbour. The private meeting fol-
lowed a public hearing to hear the appeal
of residents of Marsh Harbour who were
upset about several aspects of the project.
Many signed a petition presented to the Lo-
cal Government office that was not made
available to the members of the Town
Planning Board before it passed the plan
originally. Although construction is well
underway, the residents have continued

condo approval
their battle against the project by appeal-
ing to the Council according to the Local
Government Act. The Council heard the
complaints and their decision was to mod-
ify the original application. The developer
was notified by letter that the project can
proceed with two buildings but will not be
allowed to construct the third building. The
decision of the Council was based on the
members feeling that the density was inap-
On receipt of the notice, the developer has
a 15-day period in which to file an appeal to
the Minister of Local Government asking
that the Council decision be rescinded.

Santa listened to

children's wishes

Santa visited Abaco several times prior to Christmas Day. He is shown here listening
to a youngster after a Carol Service held in Marsh Harbour on December 11 spon-
sored by Baker's Bay Golf and Ocean Club. Santa arrived in time to give out gifts to
the youngsters who had attended the Carol Service. See story on page 16.

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VOLUME 15, NUMBER 1, JANUARY 1st, 2008

The choir

Prime Minister is guest

speaker at Green Turtle Cay

The Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Hubert Ingraham, was the patron of a formal dinner
at the Green Turtle Club to raise funds for the annual Island Roots Heritage Festival
held each May. After remarks, he was presented with gifts for him and his wife. Mrs.
Annabelle Cross is shown giving him a gift for Mrs. Ingraham. In his speech he men-
tioned some of the projects he is hoping to accomplish for the cay during his term in
office. See story on page 2..

Gov. will address Green Turtle Cay problems

Bahamas Information Services
Prime Minister and Minister of Finance,
the Rt. Hon. Hubert A. Ingraham, assured
residents of Green Turtle Cay that he will
"solve the problem" of the continuous
power cuts that have plagued the cay dur-
ing the course of 2007 "and before." The
Prime Minister said the government will
undertake a number of measures to address
the concerns of residents with regards to
the delivery of a reliable and dependable
source of electricity.
Addressing the fifth Annual Island Roots
Heritage Festival's Evening of Bahamian
Elegance fund raising banquet held on De-

cember 8 at the Green Turtle Cay Club,
Mr. Ingraham said he is "disappointed"
that the government "has been so disap-
pointing" in the delivery of reliable and
dependable power for the cay in the past.
The Prime Minister said this is particularly
so as he was "very much involved" in get-
ting rid of the private sector provider of
electricity in Green Turtle Cay. "We know
what the demands are, I have no excuse
to give you other than to assure you that
before I leave office, God willing, we will
solve the problem," Mr. Ingraham said to
a rousing round of applause.
Prime Minister Ingraham said the gov-

ernment plans to bring relief to the com-
munity by installing a new electrical line
from the mainland, by increasing the gen-
eration capacity as soon as practicable and
by doing "what is necessary to rid us of
this plague. I might also say that we are
actively pursuing alternative sources of
energy solar and wind energy generation
- which may assist in reducing our present
complete dependency on fossil fuel for the
generation of electricity," Mr. Ingraham
Prime Minister Ingraham told residents
that the government of The Bahamas has
a number of other plans on stream that
will lead to the further development and
advancement of Green Turtle Cay. These
include plans to construct a new subdivi-
sion which will be built on Company Land
and the delivery of piped, potable water
from the mainland throughout Green Tur-
tle Cay.
The Prime Minister said the government
will upgrade the airport and the terminal
facilities at Treasure Cay. The upgrades
are part of government's objective to meet
the legitimate expectations of the Green
Turtle Cay community, Abaco at large and
The Bahamas with regards to the need for

growth in the economy and job creation.
Mr. Ingraham said this will be done by
taking care "not to create employment de-
mands beyond our capacity, nor by placing
unsustainable demands on the physical re-
sources of our islands."
Mr. Ingraham applauded the communi-
ty and the organizers of the Annual Island
Roots Heritage Festival for launching and
sustaining what he says is "such a fine ex-
ample" of how persons from various ethnic
and financial backgrounds can, and have,
lived and worked together harmoniously
for generations. "Heritage Festivals are
important because they place the spotlight
on the best of our culture, highlighting our
rich history, strong spiritual values and tra-
ditional hospitality," The Prime Minister
"Celebrating heritage is also a good op-
portunity to expose others to the rich cul-
tural traditions to be found in our commu-
nity. Tonight, as you showcase Bahamian
elegance, I trust that our visitors and all the
young persons attending a formal event for
the first time will come to understand that
we take elegance very seriously in these
parts," Prime Minister Ingraham added.

The Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Hubert A. Ingraham, (left) is greeted at the 5th Annual
Island Roots Heritage Festival's Evening of Bahamian Elegance fund raiser and silent
auction by chairman of the Island Roots Heritage Festival, Mrs. Karen Mclntosh, and
her husband Luke. Mr. Ingraham applauded the residents of Green Turtle Cay and the
organizers of the Island Roots Heritage Festival for being such fine examples of how per-
sons of varying ethnic groups andfinancial backgrounds can live and work harmoniously
for generations.


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Town Meeting airs appeal to three-story condos

By Jennifer Hudson
On the evening of December 19 the
Marsh Harbour Courthouse was full of
Marsh Harbour residents eager to express
their concerns over the condominium de-
velopment taking place at Crossing Beach.
Three condominium buildings are pro-
posed, two of which are already up to the
first story and the foundation has been dug
for the third. The majority of persons who
attended were overwhelmingly opposed to
the project and were very vocal in express-
ing their concerns; thus, the meeting was a
lengthy one.
The meeting was chaired by Mr. Cubel
Davis, Chief Councillor, with five other
Council members and Island Administra-
tors, Mr. Cephas Cooper and Mrs. Marga-
ret Symonette, in attendance. Several times
Mr. Davis had to call the meeting to order
when the proceedings began to get a little
heated and people's feelings caused them
to speak out of turn. Many residents ex-
pressed their views and the developers had
the opportunity to defend their position but
the meeting ended in gridlock.
The meeting began with discussion over
a petition which was presented last April
by Lavon Albury on behalf of the people
of High Rocks, the area in the vicinity that
includes the condominium project. Mrs.
Albury reminded Mr. Davis that she had
attended a Council meeting and submitted
an appeal but later discovered that Town
Planning had not been made aware of the
people's position. Mr. Davis stated, "A
mistake happened; there was a misconcep-
tion between the staff and the person who
brought it in. I regret that it happened and
we want now to put it behind us and make
sure that it will not happen again."
Mr. Randy Key stated, "The people of

High Rocks presented a petition which is
the will of the people; but since it was not
made available to all members of Town
Planning, no educated decision could be
made. If this is the case, then the process is
a breach and should be reviewed. It is my
understanding that the people's view was
overridden. It is also my understanding
that High Rocks is zoned for single fam-
ily residences and should be 100 percent
residential. We want orderly development
on Abaco, not like Nassau where a church
is built next to a gas station. We must de-
velop an orderly plan or Abaco will be a
hodge-podge 30 years from now."
A Hope Town resident countered this
idea of the Crossing area being 100 per-
cent residential stating, "There are two
ferry offices and a large car park between
the two residential areas of High Rocks
and Eastern Shores, which are obviously
Mr. Davis stated, "I will follow through
on January 1 with proper zoning proposals
so that Town Planning can refer to them
and it will not happen again."
A discrepancy in the measurement of
the eastern boundary of the development
as shown on the original plan submitted
in March and that shown on the convey-
ance as surveyed was noted by Mrs. Liann
Kaighin, who had done a great deal of re-
search into the project and much discus-
sion ensued on this matter. After studying
the plan attached to the conveyance, Mr.
Frederik Gottlieb and Administrator Coo-
per stated, "the dimensions appear to be
consistent with those on the plan submitted
and approved."
Mr. Patrick Bethel feared, "Turning
this residential area into a commercial one
will interfere with the peace and quiet and

cause traffic congestion." He also brought
a message from Capt. Leonard Thompson,
whom he referred to as "Abaco's most
noteworthy citizen." Capt. Thompson was
unable to be present owing to ill health but
stated in his message, "More traffic will
make it more dangerous and they must stop
that." Mr. Bethel is concerned, "Central
Abaco's only beach, which is a tiny one,
will be taken up by residents of the con-
dominiums and Abaconians will have no-
where to go. People are more important
than money and I ask the Council to review
the project."
Mr. Gottlieb stated that his main con-
cern is the density of the development. "A
proposed development for Pelican Shores
was recently turned down by government
because it was too dense, but it would have
been much less dense than this proposal.
The developers plan to put 12 units onto an
area which is less than three quarters of an
acre. There are three buildings with barely
40 feet separating them and they will be
three stories high this is too dense."
The residents made known their concern
and annoyance over the fact that, though a
letter had been sent to the developers on
December 17 requiring them to stop work
on the third building until the matter had
been reviewed and a decision made, work
was still going on. The residents had ex-
pressed their wish that a third building not
be constructed on the site but had seen
work continuing on the foundation. "What
assurance do we have that once we leave
here tonight work will not continue?"
asked Colin Bethel. Mr. Davis replied, "I
was surprised the work was still ongoing
and agreed no further construction would
take place until the matter was resolved."
When pressed further, he stated that he

would visit the site the following day with
persons from the Ministry of Works to en-
sure that work was stopped.
Mr. Randy Key stated, "There have
been discrepancies from the outset and no
one was listening to authority. We don't
need it and don't want it." He charged,
"The project has been tainted in illegal-
ity" but was asked to withdraw the state-
ment by the developer Emerick Knowles, a
lawyer, who stated, "I do not intentionally
breach the laws of this country." Mr. Key
withdrew his statement.
The question of whether there are plans
for a dock facility was brought up and
when the reply was in the affirmative,
Mrs. D'Shan Maycock, Education Offi-
cer for Friends of the Environment, spoke
up saying, "According to the developer's
website it appears that a large bulkhead is
proposed. This will cause a groin to de-
velop and beach erosion will ensue which
will eventually cause flooding."
Mr. Doug Evans, a member of the Li-
censing Board, stated that he felt, "There
is a conflict of interests here as the contrac-
tor for the development is the chairman of
Town Planning." Another person present
made the correction that,"It is the chair-
man's son"(who is the contractor).
Administrator Cooper expressed his re-
gret that the matter should have reached
this stage. "It should have been at this point
four months ago. All of this should have
happened before an approval was made.
This meeting should have been held at the
initial stage. Now we must work out how
to make compromises and adjustments."
Neil Aberle, Sales and Marketing Man-
ager, said that he felt, "The buildings are
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Wine Tasting and Art Auction a great success

By Mirella Santillo
Local artists and Bristol Wines and
Spirits partnered to organize a fund rais-
ing event to support the Cancer Society of
Abaco. The function took place in the eve-
ning of December 14th in front of the wine
company's building in Marsh Harbour. Ms.
Laura Albury, manager of Bristol Wines
and Spirits, put together the wine tasting
and an art auction was organized by Mrs.
Marjolein Scott as well as a mini-art show
featuring the artists who donated pieces
for the auction. Among them were Mrs.
Linda Witlfang, Mrs. Marjolein Scott, Mr.
Bob Zwickel, Ms. Raquel Russell, Mrs.
Nancy Angstadt, Mr. Don Wood with a
few bronze sculptures and Mr. Tim Higgs
with his vivid underwater photographs.

Mr. Jeep Byers donated prints but was not
Set up under a large tent in front of the
building, several tables offered a taste of
many different wines from France to South
Africa, from Argentina to Italy, from
Spain to New Zealand. Whether it was
Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio or Char-
donnay, Shiraz, Malbec, Cabernet Sauvi-
gnon or Red Zinfandel, there was a wine
for everyone's taste and some were even
on sale that day: buy two, get one free.
The wines were accompanied by delicious
hors-d'oeuvres and cheeses and cookies
prepared by caterer Ms. Camille Lowe.
In between sips of their favorite nectar,
people would go inside where the silent
auction allowed anyone to bid on a piece of

Bristol Wines and Spirits in Marsh Harbour hosted a Wine Tasting and Art Auction on
December 14 to benefit the Abaco branch of the Cancer Society. Patrons enjoyed the wine
and cheese selection while selecting art work that they wanted to bid on. This proved to
be a pleasant way for them to Christmas shop while enjoying a social evening. Staff fiom
various banks are shown here enjoying the conversation with fellow bankers while having
an evening of relaxation.

jewelry, a print or a sculpture. However,
the piece de resistance was a huge basket,
compliments of Bristol Wines and Spirits
that contained several bottles of the best
liquors and champagne. Patrone Tequila,
Courvoisier Cognac, Jack Daniels Bour-
bon, Grey Goose Vodka, Moet Cham-
pagne were only a few that made up the
basket which included savory items such
as cheeses, pate and crackers and other
By 7:30 the auction was closed. There
were bids on all the items, but there was a
race for the basket between one of our lo-
cal bank managers and a winter boater, the

later taking it away for the price of $475!
All through the evening the participants
were entertained with the easy listening
music of Neil and James Band. People kept
arriving and soon there was a large crowd
under the tent. Bottles of Port wine were
opened and then suddenly, there was a line
at the Mojitos' table with many tasters ea-
ger to try the Cuban concoction of rum,
syrup and fresh crushed mint.
Both Ms. Albury and Mrs. Scott were
very pleased with the outcome of the event.
Over $1200 was raised for the Cancer So-
ciety, which provides help and support for
cancer patients in need.

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Abaco is rife with inte esting historical
sites. Most have lain in thick coppice or
remote forest for years known only to a
few hardy souls willing to forage through
the bush.
The Wilson City lumber mill (photo) is
an example of a site explored by many per-
sons as the road ended at the waterfront
close to the ruins. Foundations, rusty boil-
ers, cellar holes and other signs of civiliza-
tion lead one to speculate on life there 100
years ago. The original dock site where
sailboats took lumber to distant ports is
now being considered for a dock for tank-
ers to deliver fuel via pipeline to an inland
BEC generator plant. If it comes to pass,
we hope that the pipeline route will respect
the ruins and artifacts remaining there.
Other sites are equally under jeopardy
by development and progress. People in
years gone by did not settle in the worst
spots; conversely, they chose the best plac-
es. For obvious reasons, these places are
still desirable today.
Our amateur historical sleuths have
discovered many of these sites and have
quietly kept this information to themselves
over the years for good reason. Some sites
are generally well known but not readily
Besides the Wilson City mill site which
employed over 500 people, there were
five other lumber mills on Abaco of which
Norman's Castle is probably the next best
known. We are not aware of ruins at Nor-
man's Castle to the extent remaining at
Wilson City but 500 employees and their
families cannot walk away without leaving
some evidence behind.
There were many sisal mills on Abaco
at the turn of the nineteenth century. The
remains of one is a short distance from the
road to the beach south of Blackwood and
beside a small blue hole. Building next to a
blue hole made good sense as this provided
an easy supply of fresh water.
The sisal plantation on Little Abaco on
the south shore between the bridge and
Cedar Harbour is generally known but is
perhaps an hour's walk through the forest
from the road. Only a few hardy persons
have seen these ruins believed to date to
the late 1800s and may have been still oc-

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Abaco's emerging heritage sites

cupied in the early 1900s. The site is adja-
cent to one of Abaco's largest blue holes.
Our most notable piece of history is the
Elbow Cay Light Station built in 1862 and
still functioning as one of the last kerosene-
fueled lighthouses in the world. Although
originally not wanted by the Hope Town
residents, it is now their pride and joy.
We are told that it and the light-keeper's
houses badly need attention.
The Hole-in-the-Wall lighthouse dates
to 1836 and is a sad remnant of the original
complex. The tower was converted to so-
lar power in the mid-1990s and left to func-
tion automatically with perhaps an annual
maintenance inspection. The buildings are
in very poor condition. The site is acces-
sible by a two-hour drive from Central Ab-
aco. The last 15 miles take approximately
an hour with your vehicle getting scratched
by overhanging brush.
In this general vicinity are Barque Bay,
Lantern Head and Alexandria. These are
rather remote and accessible only to the ad-
venturous. Ruins at some of these locations
may date back to the 1700s or early 1800s.
Some believe they may have been sisal or
pineapple plantations, whaling stations or
perhaps a military garrison. Etchings in
walls and rocks suggest a whaling opera-
tion at one site.
A pending development and recent sur-
vey trails near Barque Bay and Lantern
Head have brought some of these sites
closer to public view. The Nassau-based
Department of Antiquities, Monuments
and Museums has become quite interested
in several of these sites. They are planning
explorations with a professional team to
get a better idea of the extent and historical
value of these sites.
Besides the obvious places with a civi-
lized background are the Arawak Indian
sites which are much harder to recognize.
These original human inhabitants lived in
harmony with the land and left few obvious
clues. However, those few clues are visible
to persons trained to see them.

Beyond the early human presence is
the rich archeological evidence coming to
light of extinct animal forms that inhab-
ited Abaco over 2,000 years ago. Recent
discoveries deep in a blue hole adjacent to
one of the early lumber camps have yielded
animal remains which have astounded the
scientific community. The preserved fos-
sils are proclaimed to be by far the best
specimens found in the entire Caribbean.
Further studies and explorations are in
the works. The relative ease with which
these fossils were uncovered makes one
wonder what else remains to be found. The
words relative ease should not be taken
lightlym however.
What is the future of all this known, un-
covered or yet-to-be discovered history? It
is part of the heritage of every Bahamian
and needs to be appreciated. These sites
have an intrinsic value that cannot be given
a dollar value. They need to be protected
vigorously and reverently as they are an
important link to our past.
If managed properly, the preservation of
these sites can also equate to revenue as
visitors, both Bahamian and foreign, with

increased knowledge of our past history
and easier accessibility, will want to see
Access is a double-edged sword. Most
people will come to look and wonder while
a few will come to plunder. Forty years
ago, my wife and I discovered a main dump
site at Wilson City. We mistakenly told a
neighbor who then proceeded to ravage the
site with picks and shovels. Abaco's his-
tory deserves better care than to be sacked
by a few adventurous persons.
Abaco is facing a bright but unknown
future with many developments either
underway or in the proposal stage. The
Abaco economy will continue to expand
at an accelerated rate. Our population is
poised to continue to lead the country in
growth. Our leaders will face many social
challenges with a growing, demanding and
educated populace.
Exposing, understanding and preserving
all our historical sites must be incorporated
in our growth. The relevant government
agencies and civil society must work hand-
in-hand to ensure that our past is a part of
our future.


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This is a photograph of Wilson City while it was cutting and milling timber. It was op-
erational from about 1905 until 1915. There are still foundations and other remnants in
the area of this site.

Generally Speaking... P ,re0des, ot

By S. T. Roberts
New Year, New Hope
Here we stand at the beginning of a new
year, and we pause, reflecting on the past
year. We have experienced so many joys,
so many heartbreaks; and while so much
has changed, yet so much has not.
Now, however, we look forward, not
forgetting nor forsaking the past, but hav-
ing grown wiser perhaps. We face the new
year with a new hope. Ready to make our
way in a new year to face the challenges
and experience the successes, we stride
confidently forward taking each day as it
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breath we breathe is a gift from God. Let
us find ways to make a difference in the
lives of those around us.
Preserving Our Past
In this new year, as I am sure we all
individually will face many challenges
(known or unknown), our Abaco, too, will
face many challenges. Increasingly we are
becoming more aware of what is happen-
ing all around us and, I am pleased to see,
we are speaking out when we see things
going wrong.
There has recently been a protest to try
to protect an area just north of Hole-in-the-
Wall lighthouse. There was controversy
over 'paths' that were pushed for prop-
erty boundaries. The problem came when
it seems that some of these 'paths' caused
destruction to ancient walls or fences per-
haps dating back to Loyalist and pre-eman-
cipation times Lantern Head and Barque
A number of concerned individuals
made their voices heard and have caused
the destruction to stop, but unfortunately
too late for a wall and even an active nest
of an Abaco Parrot (endangered species).
We need to be so much more active in
preserving our history and our heritage. If
we are not careful, valuable historical sites
like these WILL be lost.
I believe so much more needs to be done
to protect our history; our historical and
natural landmarks are slowly but surely
being desecrated, destroyed and ultimately
lost forever. We must fight to save our cul-
ture and history, and I encourage you to let

the government know that it is important
to us.
Protecting Our Future
There have been a number of lessons
learnt last year, and I earnestly hope more
Abaconians 'get it'. We have had a few
projects or developments proposed in
2007, and we raised our voices and said
no. Those voices were heard, not always
heeded, but they were heard.
We and our future generations are the
beneficiaries or the victims of whatever
'projects and developments' are approved
and allowed to develop here on Abaco. We
too often are left in the proverbial 'dark-
ness' until it is much too late.
But even in all these 'bad' situations I
am seeing that we are finding our voice
and speaking up. This is a great thing. We
must never forget that this is OUR commu-
nity and OUR island. We must act respon-
sibly and insist any development on Abaco
is done responsibly and within the law.
We are recognizing that whatever proj-
ect happens, whether it's a building or an
entire development or resort, it impacts us
as a people, our island's infrastructure and
so much more. We must continue to assert
our voice and let the people know and the
government know that we want responsible
development development that takes into
account all possible impacts created by its
So let's work together for a better com-
munity, a better Abaco and a better Baha-
mas. We owe it to ourselves and our future


January 1, 2008 The Abaconian Page 9 Section A

lettens to the dtfot

Comments on the

Town Meeting
To the Editor:
I am compelled to write in response to
a Town Meeting held at the Courthouse in
Marsh Harbour on December 19, 2007.
This meeting was held for the purpose
of hearing an appeal by petitioners of the
Marsh Harbour High Rocks area against
the new development under construction
near the ferry dock.
I must commend Chief Councillor Cubel
Davis Jr. for his most professional manner
in chairing the meeting. It was orderly and
all the approximately 40 persons who at-
tended were allowed to express their many
opinions. The developers were also al-
lowed to respond and answer questions put
forth by the petitioners.
The meeting convened at 6 p.m. and
through the course of the two and a half
hour session, numerous arguments were
made by the petitioners against the proj-
ect of twelve condominiums on less than
an acre of land. Points were raised about
the discrepancies in the submitted plan's
dimensions and the actual surveyed dimen-
sions of the property.
The fact that the submitted plans showed
50 more lineal feet on the eastern bound-
ary than is existing was most misleading to
the Town Planning Board when they made
their decision to approve the project back
in October. Town Planning regulations
require that all plans show the actual sur-
veyed dimensions so that they may make
proper decisions regarding the setback and
spacing of buildings.
The onus of submitting correct dimen-
sions on plans falls on the developer.
Whatever the outcome of the meeting,
the process of the people being heard was
most gratifying to witness. If nothing else,
this situation has underscored the desper-
ate need of proper zoning on Abaco. Resi-
dential areas need to remain just that. We
are fortunate that we have a large island in
which to expand. I think that we need to be
vigilant that we do not create the problems
for ourselves that Nassau is presently fac-
ing with poor town planning decisions in
previous years now haunting them.
Liann Key Kaighin

Response to Second
Homeowners renting
This is in response to a letter posted in
the December 1, 2007, Abaconian by Ran-
dy Roberts regarding the impact of second
homeowner rentals on the local Guana Cay
hotel business.
As a collection of second homeowners
on Guana Cay, we would like to correct the
facts previously stated by that letter. There
are not 99 percent of second homeowner's
that rent their houses on our island. By our
accounts of the approximately 130 second
homeowners on Guana Cay, possibly 45
are rental properties, bringing the overall
percentage of rented homes down to 35
percent. Of that 35 percent, some are long-
term rentals and many of the others are
only occasionally rented.
While change is always difficult to han-
dle, we feel the second homeowner have
had a positive impact on the local econo-
my. We utilize island builders, caretakers,
support the local businesses, pay property
taxes as well as supporting our island's ac-
tivities and charities.
As second homeowners we are sorry to
see the closure of Sea Shore Villas. We
enjoyed spending time on their porch visit-
ing and catching up with island news. The
closure of the island's only laundromat and
ice cream shop has impacted everyone.
While it is easy to blame outsiders for the

demise of a local business, in this case we
do not feel responsible for what has oc-
curred on Guana Cay
Some concerned second home-
owners on Guana Cay
Suggestions for
Crossing Beach
Dear Editor:
Thank you for your good work in pro-
viding accurate and timely information
concerning the worsening parking situa-
tion and the congestion at Crossing Beach.
Despite the brilliant efforts of the Marsh
Harbour Town Committee and the Friends
of the Environment to clean up and restore
Crossing Beach and to develop a plan for
its orderly utilization as a major transpor-
tation hub, the fact is that Crossing Beach
has become an example of "paving para-
dise to put up a parking lot."
The core truth of the matter is that the
ferry docks should no longer be at such a
delicate and confined location and the best
solution to save the only beach in town for
the people is for the ferries to relocate to
some other location with more land for the
parking which they need to operate. And
the ferry operators and not the community
should be responsible for providing ad-
equate parking for its patrons. In fairness,
the problem is not the ferries themselves
but the need for a lot more parking than
was ever expected when Albury's Ferry
Service first relocated to Crossing Beach.
Failing that, here are some ideas how
things could be made better:
1. Find out who owns the property ad-
jacent to Albury's Ferry and determine
whether that property could be used for
additional parking.
2. Perhaps the ferry services should
jointly provide an early morning and late
afternoon shuttle to and from an off site
parking area for workers who otherwise
have to leave their vehicles all day while
working on the cays.
3. Marsh Harbour authorities should
and the police should ENFORCE them.
4. Overnight parking should not be al-
5. All day parking should not be al-
6. Parking areas for TAXI ONLY should
be defined and clearly marked and should
be only for taxis.
7. Vehicles should not be permitted to
double/triple park.
8. Parking should be prohibited on near-
by private property without the consent of
the property owner.
9. Vehicles should not be allowed to
park in such a way as to block or impede
access into and from the private road to the
40 some homes on Eastern Shore.
10. Vehicles parking in violation of the
regulations should be fined and towed at
owner's expense.
No one person has all the answers but
through an exchange of ideas perhaps an
acceptable solution can be achieved. The
suggestions presented are intended to en-
courage input and refinement and new
ideas from others. The key to reaching a
workable solution is for those who care to
begin to outnumber those who do not.
Thank you for your continued coverage
of this issue and for your offer to be the
clearinghouse for ideas to improve the situ-
ation at Crossing Beach.
Very truly yours,
Edwin n Angstadt, President
Eastern Shore Property
Owners Association
Still Fumed
Dear Editor,
Many thanks for your continued com-
mitment to publishing both sides of the

story. Maybe if the remainder of my view-
point is written in CAPS, the public will
realize that I do NOT lie...
Special thanks for your continued com-
mitment to anonymity also, as many per-
sons do understand that we live in a very
small country where who you know often
counts for more than what you know. If I
were to make the inadvertent mistake of
hitting some poor animal in the street, I
would not like to know that the Attorney
General might come looking for me as
I must admit, Mr. Aberle did a great job
of applauding the Town Planning Commit-
tee. He failed to mention that the Town
Planning Chairman chose to ignore a pe-
tition against the Crossings development
submitted to the Council office within
the time frame stipulated. I think that the
Town Planning Committee was seriously
disrespected by the Chairman in his not
sharing information with the members pri-
or to their vote on the matter on October
8, 2007. Maybe if he had done so, there
would not be such outcry of foul play. If
the voice of the people had been heard by
the reading of the petition, the vote on the
Crossings may have been different.
If, as Mr. Aberle asserts, all of the
"necessary drawings ... and other aspects
of the project" were submitted to the Town
Planning committee at the end of June,
2007, why, I ask, were the local officials
not told of the Crossings developers' inten-
tions to reclaim the sea floor through Cen-
tral Government in Nassau! As the adjoin-
ing Crossings Beach is the only remaining
public beach which Dundas Town, Murphy
Town and Marsh Harbour persons have ac-
cess to, I assert that local officials would
have acted in the best interests of their con-
stituents and seen the sea floor reclamation
for what it was, greed and shortsighted-
ness. ...Oh, and more space between the
third building and the high water mark for
all that extra PUBLIC PARKING which
the GATEWAY to Abaco so desperately
In regards to the original petition against
the Crossings development, Mr. Aberle
states that "many of the persons who had
signed the petition withdrew their consent."
I challenge Mr. Aberle to print any and all
names of those persons who have suppos-
edly withdrawn their names from the peti-
tion. There were some persons who stated
that if certain changes were made to the
project in terms of scaling it down, then

they would not be so adamantly against it.
The project as originally submitted includ-
ed 12 condos on 3/4 acres of land. This
is an extremely crowded development with
marginal parking spaces. As the develop-
ers have no intentions of listening to their
neighbours and scaling anything back, the
petitioners remain steadfastly against the
Since my original letter and Mr. Aber-
le's reply, the developers of the Crossings
have continued to flaunt orders by Local
Government. On December 13, 2007, a
backhoe was on site digging footings on
the third building, even though they had
been ordered by the Administrator to cease
and desist until the Appeal meeting could
be held. On December 14, 2007, the back-
hoe continued as well as on Monday, De-
cember 17th. On Tuesday, December 18,
2007, corner stakes were being placed to
lay out the foundation for the third build-
ing, even though the appeal meeting sched-
uled for December 19 had not yet taken
place. How arrogant can people be to flaunt
the law? If this property were owned by
Haitian Bahamians, would they already be
in the custody of the Royal Bahamian Po-
lice Force, and would the bulldozers be on
site? It does seem that more times than not,
Bahamian laws are for the convenience of
certain individuals, and only applied in an
arbitrary fashion.
I would also like to reply to Mr. Ab-
erle in his personal attack that I am short-
sighted, selfish and mischievous. I say
to the contrary, I am not short-sighted. I
am thinking about my hometown and the
hometown of future generations. How will
Marsh Harbour look in 25 years if the rest
of High Rocks is allowed to build such den-
sity of housing with third stories protruding
above the few trees allowed to remain. It
is also interesting that a previous member
of Town Planning was fined and removed
from his appointed position by building a
third story on a building in the heart of the
Marsh Harbour tourist strip. Yet the Cross-
ings developers think that they can build
three story buildings and not be singled out
as breaking with the Family Island rule of
two story only. Let's not split hairs by say-
ing, "Oh, it's not three stories because we
are using attic space..." Do not INSULT
our yocal intelligence with your supposed
superior Nassau intellect.

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News of the Cays

Green Turtle Cay the Hon. Phenton Neymour. Also enjoying single lady. A silent auction offered beauti- made a special visit to deliver treats to the
By Annabelle Cross the evening were Abaco's Chief of Cus- ful gift baskets donated by committee mem- children. Refreshments were served after
Green Turtle Cay is bustling with ac- toms, Mr. Gary Smith and Mrs. Smith, bers and local businesses. The band played the service.
tivity as everyone prepares for Christmas Central Abaco Administrator, Mr. Cephas on into the evening as guests enjoyed danc- The famous Miss Emily's Blue Bee
and New Year's celebrations. Homes and Cooper, and Mrs. Cooper, and Adminis- ing under the stars. It was a wonderful eve- Bar is now Miss Emily's Blue Bee Bar
stores are decorated and there is a festive trator Theophilus Cox. Mr. Ingraham gave ning and the Island Roots Heritage Festival and Restaurant! The restaurant was of-
eel i he air. we g abt e a short speech and thanked the people of Committee is once again grateful for the ficially opened on Thanksgiving Day and
feeling in the air. As we go about enjoy- GTC for supporting him through his po- continued support of the Abaco community serves Bahamian lunches and dinners. The
ing the festivities, there is a small group litical career. He says he is indebted to and especially to the Green Turtle Club for restaurant is located in the addition built
working quietly in "the shack." These
are the persons makin the costumesforthe people and will try his best to repay hosting this event, onto the existing bar and is decorated in
Junkanoo! It takes a lot of dedication and this debt in installments! Mrs. Karen Mc- Tree lighting ceremony soft blue tones. Good luck to Violet and
personal sacrifice to prepare for this cl-Intosh, committee chairperson, thanked The Ninth Annual Community Christ- Hubert Smith and their family in this new
personal sacrifice to prepare for this cel-
ebration of Bahamian culture. So plantobe everyone for making this special evening mas Tree Lighting was held on December venture.
on GTC on New Years Day for the annual a huge success. Prime Minister Ingraham 14th. The program included carol singing Crime was discussed
Junkanoo Parade! was presented with gifts by committee and musical selections by church choirs. at Town Meeting
An e gant dinner member Annabelle Cross. North Abaco Administrator Theophilus The District Council held a meeting
hn elegant dinner Mr. and Mrs. Keith Knowles were voted Cox gave brief remarks and Mr. Junior
The holiday celebrations got off to a start the best dressed couple of the evening and Roberts brought the Christmas message. Please see Cays Page 11
with An Evening of Bahamian Elegance at Ms. Ruth McIntosh was the best dressed The tree was lit by Paulette Curry. Santa
the Green Turtle Club on December 8th.
This formal event was organized by the
Island Roots Heritage Festival Committee
and was under the distinguished patronage
of the Prime Minister of The Bahamas, the
Rt. Hon. Hubert Ingraham. It was a beauti-
ful evening and guests were welcomed with
complimentary champagne or sparkling
cider provided by Burns House. Tabatha
and The Express Band made their Abaco
debut and entertained guests with a variety
of listening and dancing music. Tabatha
mingled among the guests on the patio and
in the dining room, making everyone feel
special as she sang to them. The staff of the
Green Turtle Club served a delicious meal
that started with lobster bisque and ended
with a rich, chocolate dessert!
Prime Minister Ingraham was accompa- Hope Town performed a play this Christmas for the tenth season. This year's production, titled A King Is Coming to Town, questioned
nied by the Minister of Lands and Local what king was coming? King of Rock n Roll? King of the Jungle? King Tut? Each segment brought out singers and dancers to perform
Government, the Hon. Sidney Collie, and appropriate selections. Dancers danced the jitterbug, a gorilla and an elephant joined a couple of monkeys swinging overhead until
the Minister of State for Public Utilities, the audience finally learned who the true King was who had come to town.
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Cays From Page 10
on Crime Prevention on December 20th.
In attendance were Supt. Wayne Miller,
Abaco's Superintendent of Police; Insp.
Barr, Inspector Stubbs, Sgt. Hubert Smith
and Sgt. Derek Ferguson. Mr. Miller
spoke about neighborhood crime preven-
tion programs. He said that drug abuse, il-
legal immigration and traffic are the major
concerns in Abaco. He encouraged those in
attendance to do their part to see that GTC
remains peaceful. He presented a proposed
community crime watch program that he
feels would be helpful on GTC. He sug-
gested that an association be formed and
asked for a volunteer to head the program.

The meeting was not well attended, but
Mr. Ted Curry agreed to organize a group
after the holidays.
Community news
Congratulations to Anwar and Eyvette
Moss on the birth of their daughter Anwar-
nique on November 28th. Anwarnique was
welcomed home by her siblings R.J. Ran-
dol and Tjuana.
Cacique nominees
The Ministry of Tourism's annual Ca-
cique Award ceremony honors those who
have made contributions to tourism. Abaco
has always been well represented at these
awards and can boast of a many Cacique
winners. This year is no exception and
Abaco has finalists in four categories!

Albury Brothers Boats has now added 27-foot boats to its line of 20 and 23 foot boats.
This very smooth-riding boat handles rough water very well and is a very sturdy boat. The
ninth one off the production line is now part of the rental fleet of Island Marine.

Congratulations to GTC's own Molly Mc-
Intosh and Ivy and Noel Roberts who are
finalists. The winners will be announced
at the Award Ceremony on February 1st
in Nassau.
I will close by wishing everyone a happy
and healthy 2008.

Man-O-War Cay
Boat builders
introduce 27-footer
Albury Brothers Boats, builders of 27

Please see Cays Page 12

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in Nassau to go to summer camp and each year they hope to raise enough to send all of
them to camp. This year's production raised $4200. The production is orgnaized by Jane
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More News of the Cays

Cays From Page
-foot, 23-foot and 20-foot center console
outboard boats, has delivered the first 27-
foot boat for the Abaco rental fleet. This
boat was delivered to Island Marine on De-
cember 6, 2007, that has an existing fleet
of Albury Brothers 23-foot and 20-foot
models. Island Marine is located on Parrot
Cay just outside the Hope Town harbour
This Albury Brothers 27 is the ninth hull
of the series which was introduced at the
2007 Miami Boat Show. The boat is styled
in Island Marine's traditional colors: white
hull, green boot top, blue bottom paint and
a white interior. The boat features forward
seating, a robust rear bench seat, fresh wa-

ter wash down and a fiberglass hard top.
She is powered with twin 150 HP Evinrude
ETEC outboards.
Albury Brothers boats are known for
their smooth ride, sea kindliness and
strong construction. For more information
visit us on Man-O-War Cay or near the
Port of Palm Beach in Florida. You may
also call 242-365-6086 in The Bahamas,
561-863-7006 in the US, or email info@
For rental rates and reservations, con-
tact Island Marine at 242-366-0282 or
email info@islandmarine.com
First Native
Arts and Crafts Show
Man-O-War held its first native arts

and craft show at the Man-O-War Public
School on December 4th. In Man-O-War
fashion, coffee, tea and light refresh-
ments were served and gave it a wonder-
ful Open House feeling. All went well as
many of the locals and second homeown-
ers turned out to see what these four la-
dies had to offer.
Crissylee Elden presented her art in the
form of scrap-booking, soaps, candles and
shadow-boxing. Mandy Sands, formerly
of Gardener's Eden, showed her talents in
the gift bag department. Sonya Albury dis-
played her brilliant artistry in note cards,
prints, hand-painted bags and personal

paintings. Netica Roberts had her new (and
old) designs in the sand-dollar Christmas
ornaments and seashell art.
These four ladies showed how hard
work and a lot of patience paid off. Next
year they hope to have a larger location
on Man-O-War and open it to more native
To order or view any of these ladies' art
work, call them at these numbers: Crissyl-
ee Elden -367-2011; Mandy Sands 365-
6515; Sonya Albury 357-6657; Netica
Roberts 365-6418.

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Three shops held Open House

By Mirella Santillo
The owners of Bahamas Outfitters,
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bar, wine tasting and food, all three shops
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to 25 percent off on some of the wines at

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key's Uncle and from 15 percent on men's
shirts to 50 percent on T-shirts at Bahamas
"It was a way of celebrating the Holi-
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while thanking regular patrons and attract-
ing new clientele.
"It was a very prosperous evening and
we had great fun," stated the manager of
Bahamas Outfitters, Ms. Brooke Pierce.
Mrs. Brenda Claridge, owner of Tupp's,
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occasion, including Shiraz from South Af-
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Monkey's Uncle and Bahamas Outfitters
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Uncle cheese spread, humus, vegetables
and fruits platters, cookies and pecan pie.
All the shop keepers were very pleased
with the outcome of the evening. "We had
a good turn out with boaters and visitors,"
quoted Mrs. Kathy O'Kelleher, who man-
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January 1, 2008 The Abaconian

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Abaco Cays Realty, Ltd.



Great Guana Cay -
Dolphin Beach Estates
- 4 Bedrooms. 4 Baths.
- 2100 s.f. Residence
S670 s.f. Raised Decks.
-Over 1/2Acre
- Gret Views
- Beach & Dock Access
- Funished.


Great Guana Cay -
Dolphin Beach Estales
- 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths.
S1.150 s.. Residence
S760 s.f. Covered Porch

490 s.f. Apartment
- Workshop
- Great Views
- Near Settlement
#AS10689- $640,000.

Great Guana Cay -
(Guarm Seaide Village

-2 Bedrooms. 2.5 Baths.
-960 s.r Residence
- Covered Porch.
- Land 5.000 s.f.
- Dock Access
- Furnished.

4 Bedrooms, 4 Bath.
1- 1255 s.f. Residence
S 768 s.f. Covered Decks
812 sf. Open Decks
Rooftop Skydcck
Land 17,792 s.f.
SFabulous Views
#MWH1023- S775,000. "Sftirfig I
Mas-O-War Cay -
j j V. -4 Bedrooms. 1.5 Baths. ,'
1.240 s.f. Residence.
0.3213 Acre 14,000 .f1
Illllside for great Ocean
Beautifully Lndscaped
Fully Furnished &
#MWIID2O)- $i636.o.l "eela"
Mlan-O-War Cay
Condoiminiim- Unut #
S2 Bedroom, 2 Bath
1.130 sq.ft Porch

Fully Furnished. Equipped
Fresh Water Poolnm
On-lslMW Managunnment
n-- GGreat Rental Property.,

L#"-imMWHIO69 $43S0,000. j
S Man-O-War Cay
Condomidnium- Unit# 2 1
-2 Bedroom. and Bunkroom
2 Baths
l,l00 sq.f.- Porch Balcon
,- Central AX._
.... Fulh Furnised Equipped.
Fresh Water Pool
O- n-Island Managemenme
Great Rental Property.

#G(111011 $375,000.
Man-O-War Cay
- 2 Bedrooms, I Bath.
- 660 s.f. Residence.
- 240 s.f. Studio
Dock IHouse
- Land Sea-to-Sea
36,775 s.. -.8442 Acre
- 100' Ocean Beach Front
- Private Dock On Creek
- Fabulous Views
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Dickies Cay
-5 Bedrooms 3 1/2 Baths
3.360 s.f. Residence.
1,2001 sf. Covered Deck
0.84 Acres Sea-ou-Sea
Private 136' Dock.
-Auxiliary Generator
Superb I larbour Views
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1,921 s.f. Residence.
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Semi-Private Dock
Fabulous Views
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920 sq-I. Porch -Balcony
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Fresh Water Pool
On-Island Management
SGreat Rental Property.
# MWH1071 $395,000, "

Man-O-WarCay 5
Condominlm Unit# 4
2 Bedroom and Bunkrom
2 Baths.
.100 sqO.f,- Porch, Balcony
Central A/C.
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Condomndium Unit # 5
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Scotland Cay
-3 Bedroom,2 Bath
30 s.. of residence
1,086 s.f of decks
S48.850 sf 1.12Acres
I I2 parcels ofland
180' of Atlantic Occa
beach frontage
fabulous views
-280 sr. storage shed
12 KW generator
+- 20,0000 gallon cistern

Scotland Cay
-4 Bedroom, 2 Bath
1600 s.fof residence
785 s.f. wrap around porch
-23.938 s.f. .549 Acre land
I 180 degree views
25)' to the Atlantic Beach
-240) s.r. garage
28,000 gallon cistern
Fully finished
Runway & Dock access
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-2 Bedroom 1.5 Bath
800s.f. residence
-3.75 Acre, sea to sea
I 09'or ronge- on Sea
of Abaco 106' on Atlantic
Boa basin with lift
-170 of dock
Swimmig Pool
Approved plans for 3/2
New England Style cottage
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Little Abaco

3 Bedrooms. 2 Baths
1.147 s.f. Residence
-21.213 s.f.-0.487 Acre
75 water frontage to
Build dock
OUral bonfroshing area
-Tranquility at its
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1,056 s.f. Residence
Law 1.69 Acres
-170' Water-frntage
Excavated Harbour
on Sea of Abaco.
Private Dock. Davits
Superb Views
North Abaco
Private Island
+/- 220) Acres
27342 lin.ft. -4.5 nautical
miles of shorine
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Central Abaco News

Baker's Bay
held Carol Service
By Samantha V. Evans
Staff of Baker's Bay Ocean and Golf
Club held there first Christmas Carol ser-
vice on Tuesday evening December 11th at
7p.m. under the theme "A Star is Born."
The event was organized by the Baker's
Bay Employee Experience Committee
made up of six members: Chavo Fergu-
son, Kensiton Cornish, Lydia Williams,
Meltoria Woodside, Simmone Bowe, and
Zachary Simms. The evening was filled
with selections performed by employees of
Baker's Bay along with guest performers
from Angel's Academy, St. John's Praise

Dancers, Reuden Deleveaux (guest drum-
mer from Nassau), Wesley College Band
members, and the Police Marching Band.
Dr. Livingston Marshall brought greeting
on behalf of Baker's Bay and Discovery
Land Company stating that it is their plea-
sure to bring this event to the community
and to distribute gifts to the children to say
thank you to them for welcoming them
into their community. Since Christmas is
a time for giving and sharing, they felt that
this would be a great time to express their
heartfelt gratitude. The youth received
their Christmas gifs at the end of the carol
Please see Central Page 17

Dundas Town held its tree lighting ceremony on December 7. Shown here is Mother
Merle Williams, who had the honour of switching on the lights. The winners of the Best
Kept Yard were named and the prizes were awarded to the top three winners.

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More Central Abaco News

Central From Page 16

Dundas Town Tree
Lighting Ceremony
By Samantha V. Evans
On December 7th the Local Government
Committee for Dundas Town held its first
tree lighting ceremony at Independence
Park in Dundas Town. The ceremony be-
gan with opening remarks by Central Ab-
aco Senior Administrator Cephas Cooper,
who stated that as the next election year
approaches, the committee will be up for
re-election and the community is asked to
give them their support. He believes that
cleanliness is still next to godliness so he
is very excited that the Ministry of Tour-
ism and Friends of the Environment joined
forces with them to introduce the Keep Ab-
aco Beautiful competition to Dundas Town
and Murphy Towns for this first year. He
encouraged residents to continue with their
beautification efforts even after the compe-
tition ends. "Strong families make strong
communities," he stated, and it is through
such projects that communities grow.

Mr. Edison Key, MP for South Abaco,
stated that he was happy that he was invited
to this event. He is concerned that too many
families are forgetting God and would like
to see that change this Christmas. He com-
mended the committee for hosting this
wonderful event that brought families to-
gether and keeps Christ in Christmas.
Chief Councillor Cubel Davis stated that
for a long time there have been too many
divisions in their communities, and he en-
couraged the residents to put their petty dif-
ferences aside and come together because
when they come together, they can achieve
much. He sees other communities thriving,
and he is welcoming the day when his com-
munity can thrive as well, but he believes
that this can only be accomplished when
they work together.
The message for the tree lighting service
was delivered by Bishop Anthony Camp-
bell who stated that God made man a free
moral agent. He added that God promised
to dwell with them whether they are rich
or poor, black or white he will always be
the savior. He told them that in order to
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but he encouraged them to get to know Je-
sus better.
After the message the awards for the
best kept yard were given. Making the
presentations were Don Cornish, Director
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of Friends of the Environment. They ex-
plained that after the deadline on Novem-
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around to look to see who met the criteria.
They looked for litter-free yards, mowed
lawns, landscaped property, well painted
home exterior, a well secured garbage dis-
penser, and native plants. At the end of

their deliberations the three top contenders
were named. The winner receiving a $350
gift certificate donated by the Town Com-
mittee as well as a $50 gift certificate from
Standard Hardware went to Freddie Jones,
Jr. He also received a beautiful sign for his
front yard that reads First Place Winner-
Dundas Town Best Kept Yard 2007. The
second place prize of a $250 account do-
nated by Scotia Bank and Hall's Oasis went
to Kathleen Knowles. The third place prize
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went to Revi and Sharell Fox. There were
eight entrants in this beautification compe-
tition. The competition will be extended to
other communities next year.
Final event of the evening was the tree
lighting competition which was lit by
Mother Merle Williams, who has been a
pillar of strength in the community of Dun-
das Town for many years.
The committee members for this event
were Augustine Williams, D'Shan May-
cock, Glender Knowles, Leazona Rich-
ards, and Ruth Smith.
Brown Bay Park
is improved
By Sam antha V. Evans
Members of the Dundas Town Town
Committee had a soft opening and dedica-

tion service at Brown Bay Park in Dundas
Town on December 20th. The work on the
park began three years ago and has finally
reached the stage where it is almost com-
pleted. Presently, some $30,000 has been
spent to ensure that the park is improved
for children and adults alike to enjoy. The
playground has two swing sets, picnic ta-
bles, two stationary grills, a cabana and the
beach will soon be open for all to enjoy
once the fill is put in place. The money
spent included cleaning up the park, reno-
vating the bathroom facilities, building a
protection wall and purchasing back fill.
Chairman Augustine Williams would like
to see the park used by residents for family
functions, picnics or just to relax after a
long work day. It is their intention to dupli-
cate this park elsewhere in Dundas Town.
Signs will be put up to identify the park at
a later date.

The Committee has partnered with
Friends of the Environment to beautify the
area by adding native plants and trees to
the park and restoring the grass area. Co-
chairman Stephen Knowles was responsi-
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event and provided some native plants and
flowers from his farm which he planted.

This entire project took a team effort of all
of the Local Government Committee mem-
bers for Dundas Town. Senior Administra-
tor Cephas Cooper brought remarks at the
dedication by telling the residents that they

Please see Central Page 19

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More Central Abaco News

Central From Page 18
can expect a lot more interesting things to
happen in their community in 2008. He en-
couraged the kids to take full advantage of
this beautiful playground they now have.
Mr. Cooper has traveled to many parts of
the world and believes that The Bahamas
is the most beautiful place of all. He added
that the park could not be in a better lo-
cation overlooking the beautiful ocean.
He told them to keep the park clean and
keep their community clean. He applauded
the Committee for the good work and en-
couraged them to continue. The park was
dedicated by Pastor Knowles after which
time the ribbon was cut by the daughters
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of Mr. Knowles, Mr. Augustine Williams
and Mrs. Glender Knowles.
Refreshments were provided following
the dedication and the park was officially
open for all to enjoy.
Dundas Town Committee
Purchases Signs
By Samantha V. Evans
As you drive along streets in Dundas
Town, you will notice that signs are being
put up to identify the various parts of this
community. Just recently, a welcome to
Dundas Town sign was put up at the round
about and Central Pines got two new signs:
one placed at the entrance across from
Texaco and the other at the entrance on

Mr. Augustine Williams, chairman of Local Government for Dundas Town, secured more
than 30 boxes of medical supplies including neck braces, hand and foot braces from
friends in Melbourne, Florida. Accepting the donation on behalf of the Red Cross is
Barbara Johnson. Also pictured is Amber, daughter of Ms. Elaine Martinborough, who
benefitted from this donation by receiving an arm and leg brace. Several boxes of supplies
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Page 19 Section A

Gulf Stream held appreciation reception

By Jennifer Hudson
Gulf Stream International Airlines
welcomed its valuable customers to a
Customer Appreciation Celebration at
Abaco Beach Resort on December 18.
"This annual gathering is an important
event for us and marks the grand finale
to the year," stated President of the Air-
line, Mr. David Hackett. "Abaco is an
important market for us in our Out Island
activity and is, in fact, the centre of our
Gulf Stream operates as Continental
Connection working in partnership with
Continental Airlines and is the airline of
choice for a large number of Abaco sec-
ond homeowners and businesses such as
the Abaco Club on Winding Bay and the
Baker's Bay Club. From Marsh Harbour

Gulf Stream flies to West Palm Beach,
Fort Lauderdale and Miami and utilizes
both 19 and 30-seat aircraft.
Mr. Tom McFall, Chairman of the
Board, thanked all who joined in the cel-
ebration. "I greet you all as VIP's," he
said. "We are the best airline with the
best record in the business and we appre-
ciate your business. This carrier provides
53 percent of the airlift to the Family
Islands. We are very committed and are
looking for even more opportunities." As
a result of Mr. McFall's "personal love
affair with Abaco" where he has been
coming for almost 30 years, he has a
home in Treasure Cay. He thanked the
Hon. Neko Grant, Minister for Tourism
and Aviation, for coming, stating, "The
fact that Mr. Grant has taken time from

his busy schedule with the House of As-
sembly to be here says a lot."
Mr. Grant told those gathered that he
had met the Chairman, President and Se-
nior Management Team about eight years
ago and they told him of the wonderful
things they were doing here. "We are
most appreciative of what they do for the
islands of The Bahamas. We thank them
for what they have done in 2007 and look
for even greater contributions in 2008."
Ms. Wendy Clements, Vice President
of Sales and Marketing, stated that the
airline anticipates expansion with more
aircraft and was excited about the fact
that it became a public company this
Mr. Jerry Smith, Vice President,
Customer Service, visits Abaco twice
a month to make sure that everything is
in line with FAA policy procedures and
security. He is pleased to see that the
Marsh Harbour airport is being upgraded
but stated that he would like to see proper
ticket counters instead of the desks that
are currently being used. "We must con-
sider the type of clientele we get into
Marsh Harbour; they are wealthy people.
Most of the traffic is return traffic and
Marsh Harbour has more flights than any
other Family Island," he stated.
Mr. Tyrone Sawyer from the Ministry
of Tourism and members of the airline
staff were also in attendance. They min-
gled with the crowd to enjoy an evening

Gulf Stream Airlines gave out many round
trip tickets to the States at their apprecia-
tion reception. Some even included accom-
modations. Mrs. Jennifer Hudson, journal-
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with Gulf Stream's Mr. David Hackett,
had one of the winning ticket numbers.
of camaraderie and refreshments and sev-
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and other prizes.

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January 1, 2008

Public Officers attended Christmas Party

By Jennifer Hudson
Senior Island Administrator, Mr. Ce-
phas Cooper, and his wife hosted a party
for Public Officers and their guests at their
residence on December 18.A large group
of persons gathered to enjoy an excellent
meal and evening of fun and fellowship.
Mr. Cooper welcomed everyone to Gov-

ernment House recognizing that they had
come, not only from Central Abaco, but
also from North Abaco and Sandy Point.
He welcomed the Member of Parliament
for South Abaco, Mr. Edison Key, and
out of town guests, The Hon. Sidney Col-
lie, Minister for Lands and Local Govern-
ment, and the Hon. Neko Grant, Minister

of Tourism and Aviation. Mr. Cooper told
his guests that he hoped they would have
a wonderful New Year and come back in
2008 ready to do business for the people.
Mr. Sidney Collie brought season's
greetings to "the movers and shakers in the
Public Service on Abaco," on behalf of the
Hon. Zhivago Laing and Prime Minister
Mr. Hubert Ingraham. "Abaco is on the
cutting edge. This has been a good year
and Abaco has done well; lots has hap-
pened and we look for more in 2008."
Mr. Edison Key praised the work of
Local Government on Abaco saying that
they are doing a good job. "This has been
a wonderful year. I am here to do a job
for you as your humble servant; let's unite

in one spirit as we remember the birth of
Mr. Neko Grant stated that the Baha-
mas concentrates on repeat visitors which
account for approximately 55 percent of
the visitors and Abaco is one of the lead-
ers with a repeat rate of 68 percent. He
thanked Mr. Jerry Smith of Gulf Stream
Airlines for its tremendous contribution.
Following the speeches the merriment
began with a song competition in which
Officer Edgecombe won two airline tickets
to West Palm Beach on Cherokee Air. This
was followed by a dance competition and
dancing into the wee hours to the music of
the New Entry band.

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Page 21 Section A

Police held two crime prevention seminars

By Vernique Russell
The Royal Bahamas Police Force in
conjunction with the Abaco Chamber of
Commerce hosted a business crime pre-
vention seminar in North Abaco at the
Sherlin Bootle High School on December
5th. The purpose of the seminar was to
inform and equip business owners with
essential tactics to fight crime and to pro-
vide an awareness of strategies used by
criminal and even employees today. Peo-
ple don't take the necessary precaution to
protect themselves and businesses, say the
police, and therefore they find themselves
becoming repeated targets. Crime can
only be reduced if the public takes initia-
tive and become active in the fight.
The keynote address was given by the
knowledgeable Insp. Sandra Miller, Of-
ficer in Charge of Community Relations
Section on New Providence. Remarks
were also made by Supt. Wayne Miller
and Insp. Joe Barr.
According to reports presented there
has been an increase in crime since last
year. Crime is multifaceted and knows no
barrier, color or gender. For the Royal
Bahamas Police Force crime prevention is
big business. Fraud is on the rise all over
The Bahamas.
Ms. Miller provided information that
would expose fraud by employees and
customers. She warned business own-
ers to invest in security equipments such
as surveillance cameras, safes and even
password protection for their computers.
Be clear on employee responsibilities and
don't overwork the employee. She warned
that overworking an employee encourages
them to justify their action. White col-
lar crimes are the fastest growing area of
crime in The Bahamas. She told the audi-

ence to pay their staff and reward them,
hire adequate persons for their business
and to conduct thorough background
checks before hiring persons.
Cheque fraud is the largest fraud fac-
ing business and this includes forgery,
counterfeiting, alteration, paperhanging
and cheque kiting. To avoid becoming a
victim of cheque fraud, never give out an
account number, leave no blank spaces,
make sure all cheques are accounted for
and don't pre-sign cheques.
Although there has been a decrease in
armed robbery, Insp. Miller warned that
there are two types of robbers: those who
are amateurs or opportunists and those
who plan. Never try to be the hero, she
charged. Instead get a good description
and give the robber a chance to leave,
watch his direction so that you can give
information to the police when they ar-
rive. Don't touch anything following an
armed robbery. Only activate your alarm
if you can do so secretly. She encouraged
business owners to follow these tips to
avoid becoming targets
* Always keep the front door and window
* Keep outside well lit at night
* Cash register must be clearly visible to
the outside
* Practice good cash control
* Don't keep large bills under cash draw-
* Use a safe that requires at least two
* Use video surveillance and make it
known to the public
* Always have two clerks working
* Vary banking routines and routes in a
variety of way
* Make deposits often

Following her presentation Insp. Miller
hosted an activity session to see how at-
tentive the audiences were. She set up a
table with counterfeit monies and credit
cards and asked persons to find the au-
thentic items of each. At the end of the
activity the authentic credit cards were
found but participants were disappointed
to learn that there was no authentic money
on the table. She told the audience that
they must be very careful as counterfeiters
are now counterfeiting every note from

the Bahamian and American $1 notes to
the $100 note.
Central Abaco's Crime
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By Samantha V. Evans
The Royal Bahamas Police Force part-
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of crime prevention on December 6. The
Please see Seminar Page 26

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Seminar From Page 22
Marsh Harbour business community at-
tended the second session of the business
crime prevention seminar. There were ap-
proximately 30-40 persons at each session
in Cooper's Town and Marsh Harbour.
Supt. Wayne Miller, Abaco's Police
Chief, believes that because some busi-
nesses are not in a high crime district, they
may not see a need for the information or
to attend such a meeting. But according to
Miller, Abaco is changing rapidly so he
urges business owners to take this infor-
mation seriously and ensure that they do
what they can to protect their businesses
from criminally-minded individuals.
The guest speaker was again Insp. San-
dra Miller. She feels that more businesses
now have monitoring services, buzzers
and better lighting. Businesses were en-
couraged to invest in counterfeit bill de-
tectors with the ultra violet lights. Abaco
is now seeing its share of counterfeit bills
but as soon as the notes surface, the police
notify the public. Hence, the life of the
counterfeit bills is so short lived that they
have not been able to spread quickly like
they have in other places.

Additionally Insp. Miller stated that
business owners should be careful of per-
sons who lurk around their business or
are watching their cash register. She told
them to be careful at the ATM or drop
boxes as well when they make deposits.
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what is going on around them. It was sug-
gested that they vary their deposit times so
that criminals do not target them. This is
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now in larger numbers so business owners
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Supt. Miller would like to see busi-
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Page 23 Section A

Obituaries of Family and Friends

Ann Maxfield
August. 18, 1938 December. 16, 2007
Ann Bermender Maxfield passed away
peacefully on December 16, 2007, in Sara-
sota, Florida. She was a resident of Hope
Town until illness required that she and
her husband Tom return to Sarasota in De-
cember 2005. Ann was an active member
of the Hope Town Sailing Club where she
served as Membership Chair and House
Committee Chair; Friends of the Environ-
ment where she was a writer/editor for the
biannual newsletters; and a volunteer for
the Wyannie Malone Historical Museum.
Ann and Tom were enthusiastic supporters
of Every Child Counts.
Ann and Tom enjoyed sailing in Hope
Town Sailing Club races and were won-
derful neighbors in the North End commu-
nity of Elbow Cay. Ann often said "We
should put up a sign that says Welcome to
the North End, an Assisted-Living Com-
munity, because we always help each oth-
er." Ann was the primary helper who fed
second home residents as they returned to
Abaco and could be seen on her porch call-
ing to those who passed by to come up and
visit! Her lively spirit, ready smile and up-

beat manner will be missed in Hope Town,
but her memory will live in the hearts of
her family and many friends.
Survivors include her husband of 46
years, Thomas; a daughter, Catherine of
Raleigh, North Carolina; and a son, Thom-
as Jr. of Portland, Maine. Ann graduated
from the University of Florida in 1960.
She retired in 1997 in Annapolis, Mary-
land, as editor of the Maryland Register
and moved to Abaco where she and Tom
spent the next eight years as hardworking
community members and loving friends.
Torn said that Ann's heart was always in
Hope Town and that she thought the worst
thing about her disease was having to leave
Abaco. She told Tom "Hope Town was my
home and I want my service there."
A celebration of her life will be held
later in Hope Town. Donations in honor
of Ann's memory may be made to the Ann
Maxfield Memorial Fund, P.O. Box AB
20085, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas,
for Every Child Counts.
The funeral service for Rev. Carlos Al-
exander Cox, 75, formerly of Spring City
was held on December 15 in Nassau. In-
ternment was also in Nassau.

He is survived by his wife Corene Cox;
children Clarisse Williams, Godfrey Cox,
Rev. Pauline Cox-Rolle, Debra Hamilton,
Prophetess Claudine Cox-Smith, Barry
Cox, Bishop Lester M. Cox, Min. Patrice
Smith, Gina James and Monique Armbris-
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Yonae, Revan, Brittney, Matthew, Hil-
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Raleigh, and Sybria; great-grandchildren
Jada, Romeka, Romardo Jr., Eddison Jr.,
Trinity, Tyrone and Keyshawn; siblings
Leon Cox, Dorethea Myrick, Bobby Jones,
and Nadine Curry; in-laws Bishop Samuel
R. Greene, Jerry Myrick, Erskine Curry,
Dora Cox, Kirklyn Barr, Carolyn Sands,
Debra Jones, Amos Rolle, Vincent Ham-
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Cox and Malcolm Cox; nephews Tony,
Leewan, Reginald, Wayde, Jarette, An-
thony, Stanford, Keith, Dencil Jr., Frank,
Edmond, Paul, Anthony and Frederick;
nieces Brittany, Ebony, Cynthia, Ruth,
Renona, Jennifer, Myrna, Karen, Sherry,
Beverley, Shirlene, Veronica, Jessica,
Chanell, Monique, Cindy and Avion; and
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I South Abaco News

Cherokee Sound
By Lee Pinder
School News
Autum Sawyer joined Cherokee Sound
Primary School in grade one the second
week of December. Three new students,
Brittany Weatherford, Robbie Roberts and
Henry Mott will be entering Pre-school
classes in January when Ms. Seymour will
be returning after being out on maternity
leave. It will be good to have her back.
The students held a car wash on the
first Saturday in December and were able
to raise about $100. Everyone had a good
time and they are all anxious to try another
one real soon.
A talent group visited Cherokee in De-
cember from Abaco Central High School.
Tickets for their performance were sold and
they raised about $200 for the group. The
students put on short drama skits as well as

doing song and dance numbers. They were
very entertaining, and everyone agreed that
they would certainly be welcomed back
anytime they want to come again.
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and Danielle Lowe attending Forrest
Heights Academy, are building up commu-
nity service credits by supervising Game
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play board games. They have also had two
cook-outs for the children on the beach.
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look forward to more up-coming events.
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held at the Assemblies of God in Chero-
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January 1, 2008

Appeal From Page 4
staggered and are harmonious with the
site. The developers have been more than
accommodating to the people's wishes and
have agreed to adjust the position of the
buildings. Trenches have been cut and steel
laid for the third building but no concrete.
We are only asking permission to build
what was granted to us."
Mr. Emerick Knowles, developer, stat-
ed "I bought this land because I felt that
Marsh Harbour needs this type of accom-
modation." Mr. James Knowles, attorney
for the developers, presented his case for
the his clients saying, "Who is to decide if
the density is too much; there are no fixed
rules. He also said that the buildings will
not be truly three stories as they are two
stories with dormers on the third floor. I
believe it will be an asset and will enhance
the ferry dock area; it will not be rowdy
and will not generate any more traffic. It
will be residential, not commercial, and I
do not feel that 12 residents will crowd the
beach. The investors have put much into
the building and to cut off the top floor as
some suggest would cut off their profit.
The waterfront property is not breaching
any rules and the entire project will be
pleasing to the eye and well maintained.
With three quarters of a million dollars al-
ready invested in this project, where is the
justice if the developers are not allowed to
No decision was made at the meeting ei-
ther for the residents or for the developers
but Chief Councillor Davis stated, "Rest
assured that a decision will be made, and I
will get back to you. Once a decision has
been made, a letter will be written to the
developers and will be posted on the bulle-
tin board outside the Administration Office
for all to see."
Mrs. Laurie Kosobucki at the close of
the meeting told Mr. Davis, "I do not envy
you having to make this decision."

Letters From Page 9

I have also never been called selfish be-
fore, and even though my wife may think
I am mischievous at times, this issue is
certainly not being discussed for any such
reason. Rather, it is being discussed so that
the general public may make up their own
mind, read the minutes from the last few
months of Local Government meetings and
decide for themselves who is telling the
TRUTH and who is speaking with a forked
Ferry company
Dear Editor,
Albury's Ferry and BEC are sucking the
lifeblood out of tourism on Guana Cay. It
costs a family of four $100 just to take the
ferry to Guana, and $200 if they are com-
ing from Hope Town to visit.
BEC's new "surcharges" are killing us
and our businesses.
It's time for our representative or some-
one legal and dynamic to challenge this.
The People versus BEC, for example, and
bring this to the attention of the Attorney
General and the Prime Minister. Albury's
Ferry is essential transportation; what if the
taxi drivers started changing their rates to
exorbitant prices? They are essential ser-
vices, and they are regulated by the gov-
ernment. Our Administrator or our repre-
sentative should ask the Attorney General's
office to look into this monopoly.
And hopefully the new ferry company
will start a run from Hope Town to Man-
O-War to Guana Cay to Green Turtle and
return, so people can enjoy the cays and
spread their money around.
Fed Up in Guana Cay

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ana Cay

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Cantata From Page 1

puterized sound system which is first rate.
Narration for the programme between
each musical item was by 11-year-old
Christopher Sawyer, a student at Agape
Christian School and son of choir mas-
ter, Kevin Sawyer, who did an excep-
tional job. Fifteen-year-old Myron Saw-
yer, a student at the Every Child Counts
School, once again this year confidently
signed to one of the songs which was a
nice touch.
Preceding the concert, to get everyone
into the Christmas spirit while waiting
for the Cantata to begin, Lynn Roberts on
piano and Rhonda Bill on the flute played
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It was evident that a huge amount of
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Emergency Services
Police Marsh Harbour 367-2560
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
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

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

Taxi Cab Fares for one or two passengers
Plus extra for each passengers above two
Between Marsh Harbour Airport and:
Ferry Dock or Murphy Town toAmmons Dr........... $12+ $3
Bristol Cellers thru A. Beach Hotel or Gov't dock thru ..........
D unda s Tow n .................................................. $ 10 + $3
Dove Plaza, Stop Light or Sawyer's Market .......... $10 + $2
Gov't Clinic thru W estern Auto .............................. $ 6 + $2
Gov freight dock through Dundas Town ................ $10 + $3
M urphy Tow n to Shell Sta ..................................... $14 + $4
Pelican Shores to Frankie Russel house................$14+ $4
Eastern Shores to Peas & Rice house...................$14+ $4
Beyond Russell house or Peas & Rice house........ $16 + $5
G reat C istern ...... .. .. ...... ... .................. $20 + $5
S p ring C ity ........................... ................ $ 15 + $5
S nake C ay ... ...... ....... ... .................. $35 + $10
Treasure C ay .......... ... ..... ................ $60 + $ 10
C asuarina P oint ................................................ $60 + $10
Treasure Cay Airport or Bah Palm Shores ........$70 + $10
Little Harbour or Cherokee ................................... $80 + $10
C rossing Rocks .................... ..................... $100 + $10
S andy P oint .................................................... $ 135 + $ 10
Between Marsh Harbour Ferry and:
Ab Beach Hotel thru Wally's & Eastern Shore ........$ 2 each
Jib R oom ................................ $ 3 each
Solom on's Super Center .............. .....................$5 + $3
Stop Light, Dove Plaza, Gov't dock ....................... $ 6 + $3
G overnm ent Freight Dock ...................................... $ 7 + $3
Gov.Clinic, W Auto or Nat. Insurance................... $ 9 + $3
M other M erle restaurant ........................................$10 + $3
Waiting time $20 per hour, $10 per half hour
Children under three free Caged pets as people
Luggage $1.00 each over four, Surf boards $4.00 ea.
Between Treasure Cay Airport and: Effective 13Nov 05
Treasure Cay Resort ................ .....................$20 + $5
M adeira Park ........ .... ... ........ .. ........... $14 + $4
G reen Turtle Cay ferry dock .....................................$8 + $4
M o x y .......................................... ..... $ 1 8 + $ 5
Baham as Star farm .................... ....... ........$24 + $5
Sand Banks ...... ..... ... ...... .... $24+ $5
Joe's Creek, Leisure Lee ...................................$44 + $10
B lack W ood ............. ....... .. ... ................ $ 18 + $5
Fire Road & Cooper's Town ...................................$37 + $5
Cedar Harbour ....... .. .. ................$55 + $5
W o o d C a y .............................................................. $ 6 0 + $ 5
M ount H ope .............................................. $65 + $5
Fox Tow n .............. ....... ............ $70 + $5
C row n Haven ...... .. .. ...... ... ................ $75 + $5
M arsh Harbour Airport .............. .....................$75 + $10
T Cay Hotel to Marsh Harbour .............................$65 + $10
T C Hotel to G Turtle Ferry (Blue Hole $24) ..........$18 + $ 5
T C Hotel to Bonefish M arles..................................$22 + $5
T C Hotel to Joe's C reek ........................................$35 + $5
T C H otel to M oxey ................................................$16 + $5
T C Hotel to Banyan Bch Club XX ............................$6 + $3
Green Turtle Ferry to Marsh H Airport........... $75 +

Airlines Serving Abaco
Abaco Air- Nassau, N Eleuthera, Moores Is 367-2266
A m erican Eagle M iami ......................................367-2231
Bahamasair NassauW. Palm B, Ft Laud ..........367-2095
Chaulks Ft. Lauderdale ............................... 954-359-0329
Continental Connection Miami
Ft. Laud and W Palm Beach .........................367-3415
Island Express Ft Lauderdale............................367-0169
Southern A ir Nassau ..........................................367-2498
Twin Air Calypso Fort Lauderdale .....................367-0140
Vintage Props & Jets New Smyrna B ..............367-4852
YellowAir Taxi Ft Lauderdale .............................367-0032
Local air charters serving Bahamas & S.Florida
A b aco A ir ............................................................ 367 -2266
Cherokee Air Charters .........................................367-3450

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

Items of interest Man-0-War boat yards Blackwood
blue hole & sisal mill Cedar Harbour plantation ruins need
guide Hole in Wall lighthouse last mire very rough road *
Abaco wild horses by appointment 367-4805 Bird watching ask
tourism 367-3067

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Area code 242 unless noted otherwise

Ferry Schedules Departure times shown Daily service unless noted
Marsh Harbour to Hope Town or Man-0-War 20 minutes from Crossing Beach
Marsh Harbour to Guana Cay 40 minutes
Abaco Ferry Service VHF Ch 16 MH/HT One way $15 / RT $20 Children 6 12 half fare,
Marsh Harbour > Hope Town 7:00am* 8:50 10:20 12: pm 1:55 3:55* 5:40
(Limited Sunday Schedule) Return 7:55 am 9:30 II 12:30pm* 2:55 5 6:15
Marsh Harbour > White Sound 7am 12pm 3:15 Return 7:40 1:10 4:25
to or from White Sound
Albury's Ferry Service Ph 367-3147 or 367-0290 VHF Ch. 16
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 > Man-O-War 10:30 am 12:15 pm 4 5:45*
Return 8 am 11:30 1:30 pm 4:30
Marsh H. > Guana Cay (& Scotland Cay with advance notice) from Conch Inn Not on Sundays
(6:45am Union Jack Dock) 10:30 1:30 pm 3:30
Return 8 am 11:30 2:30 pm 4:45
Same day fare Adult prepaid oneway $16 / Round Trip $22, * Kids 6-11 half, Under 6 free
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
Enovahs Bus Service Hourly bus through Murphy Town, Dundas Town & Marsh Harbour to Ferry
dock. Spring City early morning & late afternoon.
The Great Abaco Express Marsh Harbour bus to N Abaco Call 367-2165
Lv Marsh H. 5 am & 12:30 pm, connect with ferry to Grand Bahama & bus to Freeport
Lv Crown Haven 9:30 am & 5:30 pm bringing ferry passengers to Marsh Harbour

Abaco Marinas Slips Fuel Phone
Walker's Cay
W alker's Cay -................................... Closed
Green Turtle Cay
Bluff House ................45....... F......365-4200
Green Turtle Club ......32....... F......365-4271
Black Sound Marina...15................365-4531
Other Shore Club.......12....... F......365-4195
Abaco Yacht Service.. 10....... F......365-4033
Treasure Cay
Treasure Cay Marinal50 ...... F......365-8250
Man-O-War Marina ...26....... F......365-6008
Marsh Harbour
Boat Harbour Marinal83....... F......367-2736
Conch Inn...................75....... F .....367-4000
Harbour View Marina .36....... F .....367-2182
Marsh Harbour Marina52 F 367 2700
Hope Town
Hope Town Marina.....16................366-0003
Hope Town Hideaways...................366-0224
Lighthouse Marina .......6....... F......366-0154
Sea Spray ..................50....... F......366-0065
Spanish Cay
Spanish Cay Marina...75....... F......365-0083
Guana Cay
Orchid Bay .................32....... F......365-5175
Boats can clear Customs at Green Turtle Cay,
Treasure Cay or Marsh Harbour

Tours & Excursions
Abaco Island Tours Marsh Harbour 367-2936
Above & Below Marsh Harbour 367-0350
Dive Abaco 1978, Marsh Harbour 367-2787
Brendals Dive Green Turtle Cay 365-4411
Excursion boat Froggies Hope T 366-0024
Excursion boat Froggies Hope T 366-0431

Points of Interest
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 off Treasure Cay farm road
Art studio & working foundry- Little Harbour
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 Man-0-War Cay Elbow Cay Casuarina Point *
Bahama Palm Shore Sandy Point & more

Bonefish Guides Cherokee
Sandy Point Theodore Sawyer ...366-2111
Patrick Roberts .. 366-4286 Will Sawyer............. 366-2177
Nicholas Roberts Marty Sawyer.......... 366-2115
Derrick Gaitor Noel Lowe ...............366-2107
Ferdinand Burrows 366-4133 Randy Sawyer.........366-2284

Vernal Burrows
Kendall White
Anthony Bain ......366-4107
Floyd Burrows .... 366-4175
Links Adderly ...... 366-4335
Valentino Lightbourne
Ricky Burrows .... 366-4233
Marsh Harbour
Jody Albury ......... 375-8068
Terrance Davis.... 367-4464
Buddy Pinder ...... 366-2163
Justin Sands ......367-3526
Danny Sawyer.....367-3577
Jay Sawyer ........ 367-3941
David Albury .......365-6059
Crossing Rocks
Tony Russell .......366-3259

Casaurina Point
Junior Albury ...........366-3058
Budy Pinder.............366-2165
Hope Town
Maitland Lowe ........366-0234
North Abaco
O'Donald Mclntosh..477-5037
Pope McKenzie .......477-5894
Orthnell Russell ......365-0125
Alexander Rolle.......365-0120
Edward Rolle ..........365-0024
Green Turtle Cay
Ronnie Sawyer .......365-4070
Jeff Survance ..........365-4040
Ricky Sawyer ..........365-4261

To Abaco by land and sea from Florida Take Discovery Cruise
Line (954-971-7347) from Ft. Lauderdale or CloudX ferry (866-473-3779) from
West Palm Beach to Freeport Bus to McLeans Town Ferry to Crown Haven *
Bus to Green Turtle Ferry or Marsh Harbour *Taxi to Marsh Harbour ferry dock
* Ferry to Hope Town, Man-0-War or Guana Cay Its an adventure

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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 +................................ 477-5497
T &ACart Rentals.............................. 375-8055
Guana Cay
Donna Sands Cart Rentals ............... 365-5195
Dive Guana Boats & Bikes................. 365-5178
Conch Pearl Boat Rentals.................. 365-6502
Island Treasures Cart Rentals ........... 365-6072
Ria-Mar Golf Cart Rentals.................. 365-6024
Waterways Boat Rental ..357-6540 & 365-6143
Hope Town
Cat's Paw Boat Rentals..................... 366-0380
Hope Town Cart Rentals ................... 366-0064
Island Cart Rentals ........................... 366-0448
Island Marine Boat Rentals ............... 366-0282
J R's Cart Rental................................ 366-0361
Sea Horse Boat Rentals .................... 366-0023
T & N Cart Rentals .......................... 366-0069
Treasure Cay
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

Restaurant Guide
Prices $ Low, $$ Moderate, $$$ Upper
(Based on dinner entree range)
+ Picnic tables & restroom only t Provides ride from town
Marsh Harbour
Anglers..............................$$$ .. ....367-2158
Curly Tails ......................$$$ .............367-4444
G ino's.................................$ ......... 367-2002
Golden Grouper ........................367-2301
Jamie's Place.....................$ .............367-2880
Jib Room .........................$$ .............367-2700
Kentucky Fried Chicken ..................367-2615
Mangoes ......................$$$ .............367-2366
Pop's Place ........................$ .....+....367-3796
Sapodilly's ...................$$$ .............367-3498
Sea Shells .........................$ .............367-4460
Snack Shack .....................$ .....+....367-4005
Snappas.............................$ ........367-2278
Subway ...................................... 367-2798
W allys .......................... $$$ .............367-2074
Dundas Town
Mother Merle's .................$$

Hope Town
Abaco Inn ...................$$$ .............366-0133
Cap'n Jacks .......................$ .............366-0247
Harbour's Edge............... $$.............366-0087
H T Harbour Lodge .......$$$ .............366-0095
Munchies ........................... +.. ......366-0423
Sea Spray ......................$$ ..... :.....366-0065
Hibiscus ................................. 365-6380
Island Treats Snack Bar..................... 365-6501
Guana Cay
Blue Water Grill..............$$$ .............365-5230
Grabbers ........................$$$ .............365-5133
Guana Seaside .............$$$ .............365-5106
Nippers ........................$$$ ............365-5143
Orchid Bay .........................................265-5175
Treasure Cay
Florence's Cafe .................$
Harbour Cafe ....................$.............365-8635
Hudson's Delight ...............$............365-8648
Spinnaker Restaurant ...$$$.............365-8469
Touch of Class .............$$$.............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
Plymouth Rock Cafe ..........................365-4234
Rooster's Rest ................$$....... ....365-4066
Wrecking Tree Restaurant
Harbour Cafe (ferry dock) ..........365-8635
Sandy N H Cae Open Nights Only
Nancy's .........................
Pete & Gays .................$$$ ............366-4119
Rickmon Bonefish Lodge...................366-4477

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VOLUME 15, NUMBER 1, JANUARY 1st, 2008

Tourism encourages beautification

Winners for best kept yard are named

By Michelle Mikula
The first Annual Best Kept Yard Com-
petition concluded on December 6 and 7
for the communities of Dundas Town and
Murphy Town, respectively. The winners
of the First Annual Best Kept Yard Com-
petition were each presented with a com-
memorative sign to display in their yard by
UK.ia the Local Government Town Committees
of Murphy Town and Dundas Town.
This community project drew partici-
-- pants from their respective communities
who displayed their yards to a panel of
judges. Participants were judged on beau-
tification, cleanliness, use of native plants
and landscape design. Prizes were also al-
Se lotted for first, second and third place win-
LBestKept Yard
ners that varied from cash prizes, gift cer-
S : a; .. .8 tificates, fruit trees and gardening tools.
Victorious in the Murphy Town District
was Paula Rolle and capturing the title for
the Dundas Town District was Frederick
Jones. Coordinators of this community ini-
tiative were pleased with the response re-
ceived by residents of those communities
and also the business houses that supported
this worthy project.
The Abaco office of the Ministry of Tourism held competitions in Dundas Town and Murphy Town to encourage homeowners to this worthy project.
The intent of this annual competition is
beautify their yards and to use native plants. The winner of the Dundas Town competition was Mr. Fred Jones shown just right of to inte a sense of the environ-
the sign. Others in the photo are Administrator for Central Abaco, Cephas Cooper, Mrs. Glender Knowles, Mrs. D'Shan Maycock, ment and to beautify the communities of
Mr. Augustine Williams, Mr. Jones, Ms. Millie Dawkins, Ms. Olivia Patterson, Mr. Sonith Lockhart, Ms. Bernadette Hall and Chief ment and to beautify the admired by locals
Councillor Cubel Davis. Mrs. Knowles, Mrs. Maycock, Mr. Williams and Mr. Lockhart are Dundas Town Committee members and visitors alike..
while Ms. Patterson is with Friends of the Environment and Ms. Hall is with Tourism. See story on page 2.

Meeting discussed

preschool regulations
By Samantha V. Evans day care and preschool personne
Providing a child with a firm educational at Friendship Tabernacle Chur
foundation is one of the most precious gifts Early Childhood Care Standards
a parent can give to a child. In fact, statis- ulations for The Bahamas. Sev
tics have shown that the first five years of a speakers from Nassau came for
child's life are the formative years. Hence Mrs. Lenora Black formally
the Ministry of Education can no longer the daycare providers to the tow
afford to take a chance just having them stating that it is not their intend
looked after in a safe environment. They anyone of them out of business
need to be receiving some knowledge that to help them to become regular
will prepare them for primary school, high
school and beyond. It was on December Please see Preschool
13th that a town meeting specifically for

SCruisers' Christmas Service

el was held
ch on the
s and Reg-
'eral guest
the event.
in meeting
tion to put
but rather
ized in ac-

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IFire destroyed old house I

Pastor Silbert Mills and the Outreach Ministry of Friendship Tabernacle Church host-
ed a early Sunday morning harbor-side Christmas service on December 23 in Marsh
Harbour to welcome cruisers visiting the area. Some 70 persons participated in sing-
ing familiar Christmas carols and Rev. Coapland Morley offered an opening prayer.
Bible readings taken from Isaiah and Matthew appropriately outlining the events of the
nativity were led by Kayla Lockhart and Paula Morley. For many of the visitors, the
morning was a wonderful way to participate in a service and gave each an opportunity
to remember the true meaning of the holiday season. Following a brief sermon by Pas-
tor Mills, guests were individually welcomed by members of Friendship Tabernacle
and refreshments were provided by Mr. and Mrs. Kenny Long. This was the third an-
niversary of the holiday service.

Abaco vies for Cacique Awards

Afire in the early morning hours of December 23 completely destroyed the oldfamily
house of Hubert and Ruth Albury on Front Street in Marsh Harbour. Mr. Albury was
a leading resident of Marsh Harbour whose children, grandchildren and great-grand-
children are prominent in Marsh Harbour today. It was one of the few very old houses
remaining in the town. The Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire Department responded to
the fire but the old wooden structure was too far burned to save.

By Michelle Mikula For the past three yeai
Abaco has once again dazzled the Blue the lives of both the vis
Ribbon Panel Judges of the Cacique Awards community through her
as four Abaconians have been named final- sionalism as a tour opei
ists in their respective categories. The artistic ability ol
Glender Knowles, owner and operator of
the Great Abaco Express, has been named Please see Cacique
a finalist in the Transportation Category.

rs she has enriched
itors and the Abaco
variety and profes-
f Kimberly Roberts
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Page 2 Section B The Abaconian

January 1, 2008

School News

Agape lower grades'
Christmas production
By Jennifer Hudson
The Flower of the Holy Night was the
title of the Christmas production put on by
the students of Grades 1, 2 and 3 of Agape
Christian School for family and friends on
December 10 in the Grace Gym. This was
the first time in six years that students in
grades 1-3 have put on a Christmas pro-
duction, and it was very well attended.
The Spanish-style play told the story
of the legend of the poinsettia. The main
characters were selected from grades 2 and
3 while grade 1 children helped with the
singing. The choir was made up of students
from grades 1,2 and 3 and provided musi-
cal numbers between the acts.
Students of the Elementary Ballet class,
looking very
sweet in their
pink leotards,
danced de-
lightfully to
the Christmas
carol, Silent
Night. Play-
ing the main
characters in
the play were
Grade 3 stu-
dents Rebecca
Higgs and
Dante Rich-
ard, who de-
serve special
mention for
mention for Grade 1, 2 and 3 perfon
the wonderful
the wonderful and friends on December
job they did. with musical and dance m
The pro-

duction was organized by Grade 3 teacher,
Claire Marshall; Grade 2 teacher, Jillene
Flannagan; and Grade 1 teacher, Melissa
Piper, who also trains the ballet students.
Following the performance, a cake sale
was held as a event to raise money to pro-
vide a covered lunch area for the young
children. The parents were very generous
with their baking of goodies and a pleasing
amount was raised.
St. Francis de Sales
By Mirella Santillo
The annual fund raiser for St Francis
de Sales a Walk-a-thon / Bike-a-thon, took
place in the morning of December 7th. The
participants every grade had to join in -
were to either walk or bike from the school

ned a Christmas program for their families
10. They put on a play that was interspersed

Students of St. Francis de Sales School formed an AIDS ribbon logo on their campus to
commemorate World AIDS Day.

to the entrance of Spring City, approxi-
mately 3.6 miles and return. The children
were raising funds for the school to build
a new playground. For several days prior
to the walk, the students had been looking
for sponsors to support them and pledge
money for their effort.
They students left the school by 9:40 a.m.
with police escort. It was a beautiful, sunny
but fairly mild day, but in spite of that many
children did not make the whole distance.
The little Pre-K children walked only to
Pine Wood Nursery accompanied by their
teacher, Ms. Osborn, school councilor,
Ms Johnson, and parent, Mrs. Kemp. They
were the first ones to turn around and walk
back to the school.
Eleven bikers reached the arrival point
chaperoned by teacher, Mr. Elmar Bon-
gon, and parents, Mrs. Christy Wong and
Mrs. Maria Silvester. The water station
there was manned by a parent, Mrs. So-
phia Gordon, who was ready to offer the
much needed liquid to the hot, sweaty bik-

ers. After a few sips, they mounted their
bikes again for the trip back to the school.
The first walker to arrive at Spring
City was 14-year-old Travis Cornish, who
sprinted the last few feet to secure his first
place. Tyler Sawyer, also 14 years old.
came immediately after. Both boys are
tenth graders. While they caught their
breath and debated whether to walk back,
three girls arrived a few minutes later. Af-
ter deliberation, the five decided to get a
ride back to the school in car.
Along the highway, groups of students
and teachers were either walking towards
Spring City or strolling back to St Francis,
while the patrolman on a motorbike slowed
down the motorists. Several water stations
monitored by parents offered refreshments
to the athletes and the ambulance drove by
a few times to make sure everybody was
all right.

Please see School Page 4

Abaco Real Estate Agency

www.abacobahamas.com Call Bill Thompson : 242-477-5712

Guana Cay
Fully furnished
with full kitchen
and linens.
Exclusive Listing
MLS # 1103
"CoconutTyme" is a newly constructed "Island
Style" private home located near Boat Harbour
just north of the Guana Cay Settlement.
B$615,000 Gross each
Purchaser Pays 1/2 Stamp Tax & Own Legal Fees.

Guana Cay
Haven & Sunrise
Exclusive Listing
MLS # 1065
Perfect opportunity to own & operate your
own mini resort which sit on an I 1,891 sq.
ft. parcel right in the heart of Guana Cay.
B$1,500,000 Gross
Purchaser Pays 1/2 Stamp Tax & Own Legal Fees.

Joe's Creek
Joe's Creek is
about 14 miles
North of Marsh
Exclusive Listing
S MLS # 1100

Interior Lots 20, 12 & 13 are oversized interior
lots priced to sell.All 3 lots approx. 100' wide
by 180' deep (I8,000 sq. ft).
B$37,000each Gross
Purchaser Pays 1/2 Stamp Tax & Own Legal Fees.

Guana Cay
"New Price" A perfe place to
build your island
dream home.

Exclusive Listing

Sea ofAbaco Lot # 35 in beautiful Orchid Bay
on Guana Cay Offers (36,700+ Sq. Ft.) on the
Sea-of-Abaco waterfront.
B$625,000 Gross
Purchaser Pays 1/2 Stamp Tax & Own Legal Fees.

Eastern Shores
Perfectly located
directly on the
Sea of Abaco
Exclusive Listing
MLS # 1003
1700 sq. Ft. on approx. .75 of an acre. The
house features a private boat dock almost
at your door step.
B$1,575,000.00 Gross
Purchaser Pays 1/2 Stamp Tax & Own Legal Fees.

Guana Cay
I Perfect property
for a private
estate or family
Exclusive Listing
MLS # 1097
Lots of deep water for your own private dock
Located just before boat harbour at the end
of Dolphin Beach Estates on Guana Cay
B$1 ,150,000 Gross, Each
Purchaser Pays 1/2 Stamp Tax & Own Legal Fees.

Guana Cay
I "New Price r 10,400 + sq.ft.
building site

This property great views of both the Atlantic
and Sea-of-Abaco.This is the best deal on
Guana Cay and won't last hurry !!!
Purchaser Pays 1/2 Stamp Tax & Own Legal Fees.

Guana Cay Home &Apartment
"New Price" Atlantic Ocean
views from
second floor
Exclusive Listing
MLS # 1088

Beautiful two story home with 1,200 sq. ft. of
tiled living space on the second floor with 3
bedrooms, 2 bathrooms with much more!
B$575,000 Gross
Purchaser Pays 1/2 Stamp Tax & Own Legal Fees.

Long Beach -The Manhattan

Beautiful 3
bedroom, 3 bath
home in Long
MLS # 1098
This spacious home sits 35' above sea level
and is only 350' from the beach with
breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean.
B$776,000 Gross
Purchaser Pays 1/2 Stamp Tax & Own Legal Fees.

* Ph : (242) 367-2719
* Fax: (242) 367-2359
* P.O. Box AB20404
* Marsh Harbour, Abaco,

Guana Cay

-- Unique "Turn
Key" buisness
Exclusive Listing
MLS # 1064
Sea ShoresVillas (3 2 bd 1-1/2 bath villas),
Swimming pool, 250' long protected Marina,
Laundromat, Gift Shop & Storage Building.
B$2,900,000 Gross
Purchaser Pays 1/2 Stamp Tax & Own Legal Fees.

Joe's Creek

SEach parcel has
100 feet of
beautiful beach.
Exclusive Listing
MLS# 1099

Two (2) side-by-side beautiful beachfront parcels
in Joe's Creek subdivision which adjoins Leisure
B$150,000each Gross
Purchaser Pays 1/2 Stamp Tax & Own Legal Fees.

Schooner Bay
'Ideal location for
boutique type
resort or a family
Exclusive Listing
MLS # 1101
Two side-by-side parcels directly on Schooner
Bay beach. Parcel I is 13.30 acres with 313.9 I'
of beachfront.
B$1,585,000 Gross
Purchaser Pays 1/2 Stamp Tax & Own Legal Fees.

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The Abaconian

Paqe 3 Section B

private waterfront estate situated on a beautifully
landscaped 3 acres of property. $3,800,000.
Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com 242.577.0298

style 4 bed 3 bath home. Private. Formal living/
dining rooms. Fully furnished. $980,000.
Bill.Albury@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046

bed 2 bath home, 925 sq. ft. garage/storage.
100 ft. dock permit. Lot 15,000 sq. ft. plus.

MANGRALA SEAVIEWS beautifully lanscaped 3
bed 3 bath, close to Marsh Harbour and Hope
Town, 200 ft. from sandy beach. $690,000.
Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046

)8C GUANA CAY #4081
ART CAFE ATERFRONToverlooking the
harbour. Endless potentials. great business

WILL'S PLACE 2 bed 2 bath home. Vaulted
ceilings, gourmet kitchen. 1,472 sq. ft.
including deck.Community dock. $485,000.
Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046

2 bedrooms I bath on stunning sandy beach
with 60' on the water x 242' deep. $650,000.
Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com 242.366.0163

Abaco. 2 bedroom I bath home, plus dock
with sufficient water at low tide. $429,000.
Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046

Newly constructed 2 bed I bath home. Steps
to beautiful beach. Shared dock. $319,000.
Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046

LOT 87 ABACO OCEAN CLUB Iterior lot with
high elevation. Less than 200ft. from the Sea
of Abaco. Community dock. $125,000.

and a self sufficient I bedroom, I bath apartment. spacious, fully air-conditioned 3 bed 2 bath.
Great views. Dock access. $1,499,000. Great views from wide verandahs. $795,000.
Bill.Albury@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046 Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046

acres, private marina, 2 bed 2 bath plus I bed
cottage. Mainland electricity. $1,895,000.
Bill.Albury@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046

4.247 acre property, 360 degree view, 40 ft.
elevation, dock, large basin. $2,890,000.
Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046

of sandy beach, modern 2 storey, 4 bed 4.5 bath
5,600 sq. ft. home on 2 large lots. $5,200,000.

3 bath, cathedral ceilings, wrap-around
screened-in verandahs. Great views.
$1,300,000. Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com
[ -

.NEW LISTING ..L v v 1\ L
SERENDIPITY 3 bed 3 bath newly built home CROSSWINDS SEAVIEWS 4 bed 3 bath 2,800
leads to I 10ft. of beach frontage. Spectacular sq. ft. furnished family home with apartment,
location. Absoultely trunkey. $1,150,000. central A/C, generator. $820,000.
Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046 Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com

Kerry Sullivan Laurie Schreiner Jane Patterson Stan Sawyer BillAlbury
t 242.366.0 63 t. 242.367.5046 t 242.366.0035 t 242.577.0298 t 242.367.5046

elopment. 4 acres, four 2 bed 2 bath cottages,
pool. Marina/fishing lodge potential. $650,000.

GOLF COURSE LOT #1 offering 18,000 sq. ft. of
land. Spectacular views from the 14th. green.
Outstanding home site. $106,800.
Bill.Albury@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046

GREEN TURTLE CAY #3031 Coco BAY LOT $650,000.
Stan Sawyer: 242.577.0298
Stan Sawyer: 242.577.0298
MARSH HARBOUR #3 100 10 Acres on waterfront. $2,500,000. Laurie Schreiner: 242.367.5046
BAHAMAPALM SHORES #4071 Lot 43, good residential area. $30,000. Bill Albury: 242.367.5046



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School From Page 2

Forest Heights Academy
Vindicated on the Gridiron
On December 6 Forest Heights ended
the five game series against Agape Chris-
tian School with their third win. This vic-
tory was particularly sweet after losing the
floating trophy to Agape last year. The
scores for the three games were 26-0, 25-
13, and 44-12 respectively. This year the
Forest Heights team was Coached by Forest
Heights' new physical education teacher,
John Zahara. The team practiced at lunch
and any time they could get a football on
the field as they have caught football fe-
ver. Coach Zahara taught them mainly of-

fensive plays which they executed well to
the pleasure of the fans who attended the
games with vigor.
The offense was lead by Cameron Sweet-
ing as quarterback, who showed great pa-
tience and accuracy as he waited for an
open receiver. Joe Thompson, Donovan
White and Franson Joseph all had excel-
lent games as well, scoring the majority of
touchdowns during the three games while
receiving and running.
Coach Zahara was also pleased with the
performance of his defence as they learned
how to defend a competitive running game.
Daniel Higgs, Josh Pinder, Tim Roberts
and Gavin Knowles were key in hold-
ing Agape to only 25 points in all three
When asked which game they found
S u I

most exciting, mothers Monica Higgs and
Vidalia Knowles both enthusiastically an-
swered, "the first." Coach Zahara had to
agree as, "It was exciting to see them come
together as a team and run strategic plays
giving an overall great performance." He
was also very pleased with some of the ju-
niors and he looks forward to seeing them
grow into the game.
Literacy Program
By Samantha V. Evans
Elaine Martinborough has continued an-
other one of the efforts started under the
Urban Renewal program that being the pro-
motion of her Literacy Program. She be-
lieves that reading is very important to the
success of all people so has the assistance
of Abaconians and second homeowners to
provide reading material for students to
promote literacy. Newspapers are collect-
ed from various offices and Mrs. Ximena

Thompson provides magazines in French
and Spanish as well as other popular maga-
zines in English. Mrs. Judy Johnston and
her husband Bill Johnston are major con-
tributors as well. The Johnstons not only
purchased prizes for the previous reading
challenges but their friends on Abaco and
in the United States save their magazines
and have them shipped to Abaco in support
of the Literacy Program. Finally, Baker's
Bay Ocean Club provides a large volume
of magazines as well.
The newspapers and magazines are
shipped to Moore's Island, Grand Cay,
Sandy Point, Cooper's Town and Fox
Town. Central Abaco Primary School was
recently added to that list and received
magazines for their library. Students are
able to use these newspapers for research
Please see School Page 6

A group of 11 cyclists rode from St. Francis de Sales School to Spring City and back
as their participation in the St. Francis Walk-a-thon/ Bike-a-thon. The school is raising
money to put in more playground equipment.



Blue Sky
Original Art Prints Framing
Originals by
Lou Lihou Anne Ray
Malcolm Rae William Johnson
Shula Raney Fritz Keck Kim Rody
Photography by Tuppy
Local Artists
Beth Sweeting Zandrick Jones
Lori Thompson Dion Lewis
Colyn Rees
Located Queen Elizabeth Drive, Marsh Harbour
Tel: 367.0579

Msle of Padr Retyn
Aisle of Palm Realty SOLD ph a-
P.O.Box AB 20900 Aisle
P.O.Box AB 20900i Aiey Fax: 242-367-0081
Marsh Harbour, P email: brent@aisleofpalmrealty.com
Abaco, Bahamas .rI o website : www.aisleofpalmrealty.com

Brent Cartwright, Broker, BRI
Phone 367-0080

Giselle Mclntosh Junior Mernard
Phone 365-4655 Phone 366-0361

Hope Town 1374 Best priced sandy beach lot on island.
Beautifully landscaped and ready for building.
Little Harbour 1335 Spacious 2/2 cottage on large
hillside lot, great ocean views.
The Abaco Club 1363 Two adjacent beach lots with
unobstructed views of Winding Bay.
Yellowwood Hillside ocean view lot. Electricity and
water now available.
Guana beachfront home 1256- 3/2 on high dune, endless
views. Great rental history.
Marsh Harbour home 1364 2/2 on lovely landscaped
lot. Centrally located. $206,000
Sea Glass 1337 3/2 home on Guana Cay with beach
access just steps away. $439,000
Watching Bay 1392 Fabulous hill top lot with great
views. Short walk to beach.
White sound Two adjacent beach lots with 150' of
beachfront and I 00'private dock on White Sound.
Watching Bay Three adjacent lots near the entrance
of this new subdivision just outside the settlement of
Casuarine Point home 1439 2/2 home on large
landscaped lot. Dock approval in place.

Maria Silvester, BRI
Phone 367-0080

Rhiannon Thomas
Phone 365-5003

Kristin Williams Nikhil Shah
Phone 367-0080 Phone 367-0080
Bahama Palm Shores A large selection of interior and
beach lots starting at $25,000
The Great Abaco Club 1189 Jaffa is a 3/3 home on a
double lot positioned to capture views from every room.
Royal Harbour waterfront lots Two waterfront lots, both
offering great dockage.
Regattas Penthouse unit 1334 The only 3/3 init in
complex. Very spacious, wonderful kitchen, double patio,
huge master bath. A must see unit.
Marsh Harbour pool home 1422 3/2 home on large
landscaped lot with pool and spacious decking and patio,
central a/c, central location.
Marsh Harbour executive home 1421 Spacious home with
3/2 on three levels, along with 2/2 and I/I apartments.
Pool and large landscaped lot.
Cove Estates home 1377 Well designed 2/2 offering
cathedral ceilings, central a/c, large patio, lovely lot.
Great Cistern Triplex 1393 Great investment in a newly
built triplex. Excellent rentals
Sweetings Village Residential lot in fast growing com-
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Don MacKay Boulevard Marsh Harbour
Across the street from St. John the Baptist Anglican Church

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January 1, 2008


Janar 1 208 Th Aacnin aq 5Setin

Anne Albury
Marcellus Roberts
Sales Associate _
Everett Pinder
(242) 365-8538 Ph
(242) 365-8587 Ph/Fax 0 .

Treasure Cay Properties Offered by Treasure Cay Specialists

For details and pictures visit our web page at http://www.treasurecayrealestate.com

"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
Newest opportunity
Canal front condo and cottage units with
available boat slips
Starting at $680,000 + 14%closing
"Pineaple Point Resort" Luxury gated
community Treasure Cay's newest
waterfront development. 2 bed/ 2 bath
and 3 bed/ 3 bath condos with availability
of private boat slips. Pre-construction price
starting at $529,000 net (plus closing
costs). MUST SEE! Great investment oppor-
tunity and the most spectacular location in
Treasure Cay
Now the newest oceanfront development
on Treasure Cay beach comprising 10
individual luxury units
Starting at $900,000 + 14% closing
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
on-site pool and tennis, newly completed
luxury townhouse units directly on
Treaure Cay each totalling 3 bed/4 1/2
baths plus loft bedroom/den
Ground floor garage, 2 bed/ 2 bath with
ocean front patio
First floor open concept living / dining/
kitchen plus master bedrom suite, all
ocean views with patio/ balcony
Loft bedroom/ den with ocean view
MLS $2,075,000 + 7.5% Closing
Townhouse condos with on- site tennis, heated
pool, office, laundry
Marina view, 2 bed/ 1 1/2 bath, fully furnished,
never rented, extra feathures.
MUST SEE FGS $351,000
Marina view, 1 bed / 1 bath upstairs good
rental potential $220,150 FGS
Marina view, 2 bed/ 2 bath and unit fully
furnished- storm shutters- good rental
potential $351,000 FGS

Unit #4 Upstairs 3 bed/2bath fully furnished,
direct beach access. Good rental investment
EXC. $514,250 FGS

Ocean front luxury octagonal units with lagoon/
pool/waterfall. Good rental potential.
Unit #7 Two storey 2 bed/ 2 bath home.
MLS $565,000 + 7.5% closing
Unit #9 TwO / 2 bath home
S+ 7.5% closing
Resale condos available in first completed project.
Ready to go. Both units never rented but definite
Upstairs unit 3 bed / 2 bath with den / op
tional 4th bed. Completely and tastefully
furnished. 6-seat golf cart included.
EXC. $765,000 +14%
Downstairs unit 3 bed / 2 bath with den/
optional 4th bed. Completely and tastefully
furnished with many extra features including
garage and Ford Taurus $1,002,000 FGS
Canal Front Condos with on-site Pool
Bldg 4 Downstaris e-'-it 2 bed / 2 bath,
totally redone S p
i E EXC. $435,600 FGS

Unit #3 Ocean front, downstairs 2 bed/2 bath,
fully furnished. $640,000 FGS
Ocean Front Condos with on site pool and
3 bed / 3 bath upper unit, fully furnished,
beach front, with good rental potential.
Priced to sell. $897,900
2 bed / 2 bath newly renovated, fully fur-
nished end unit includes 2 garages for
car and golf cart along with a jeep and a
golf cart. Never rented. MUST SEE! Priced
to sell $775,432 + 7V2%
Second row beach with direct ocean access.
Great view. 2 bed / 2 bath, many special
features. MUST SEE EXC. $553,500 FGS
"Lacey Daze" Spectacular 4 bed/ 3 1/2 bath CBS
home with panoramic ocean views and
direct beach access from every room but
one via decks and patios. The main house
has living/dining/ kitchen/ master bedroom
suite, two guest bedrooms with bath, powder
room, double garage and utility/ workshop
area. Included with its own entrance is a
private 1 bedroom/ 1 bath apartment with
an open living/ dining/ kitchen with its own
deck.Many features. MUST SEE.
EXC. $2,220,000 FGS

EXC Exclusive listing
FGS Full gross or all-inclusive price
MLS Multiple Listing
List price plus buyer's closing

"Gramling House" newly built, 2 storey home
located on Galleon Bay canal with a 45'
dock. Upper level has 4 bed/ 2 bath. Open
living/ dining/ kitchen. Lower level has 2
bed/ 1 bath, laundry room pl us covered open
boat/ car storage MUST SELL VERY MOTI
VATED SELLER EXC $790,000 +7.5%
"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$2,525,000 + 7.5%
"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 $2,800,000 + 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 $820,000 + 7.5% closing
"Dream Point" Special CBS split level home
located on a corner lot near "The Point" with
two choices of direct beach access. Upper
level has master bedroom with ensuite bath
plus two guest bdrooms and bath. On the
split level there is the main entry into a large
open living/dining area, modern well
equipped kitchen. All rooms open onto a
wrap-around partially covered deck overlook
ing the garden. Ground level has an extra
large garage/ workshop with lots of storage.
EXC. $996,300 FGS
"Pilot House" special unique location with a
commanding, enviable view of the Sea of
Abaco. Water front home, 2 storey, CBS/
frame. Upstairs master and guest bed, 2 baths,
large living/ dining/open kitchen; lower level
1bed / 1 bath, 2 car garage plus 1 car/boat
garage. MLS $1,160,000 + 7.5% closing
Apartment four-plex, 2 storexjBS building,
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Ocean front properties
Casuarina Beach/Ocean Blvd.
Sand Piper Beach
Sunrise Point Beginning at $1,250,000 FGS
Canal Front Beginning at $325,000 FGS
Rock Point Waterfront, bulkheaded
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Golf Course / Interior
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Page 6 Section B The Abaconian

January 1, 2008

More School News

ber were Kenza Bain-Kindergarten, Robert the first place spot began. At the end of tie and in third place was Ashanti Storr of
School From Page 4 Russell- Grade 1; Ginardo Lingley-Grade 24 rounds to name the third place finisher St. Francis de Sales School. The trophies
purposes and to keep up to date with cur- 1; Dorothy Dimanche- Grade 1; Oswald and 20 rounds to name the second and first were once again donated by Strachan's
rent events. Adults and members of their Meadows-Grade 1, Tyrik Moss- Grade 1; place finisher, the results were as follows: Construction. The winning floating trophy
families can also use these newspapers and Clodine Floridor- Grade 2; Amelia Gomez- the winner was 12-year-old Clydesha Cor- was received by principal Cecile Albury of
magazines to read for entertainment. Af- Grade 2; Jordon Vilma- Grade 2; Daijanay nish of Agape Christian School. In second Agape Christian School.
ter they are done with them, they are then Rolle- Grade 2; Keneisha Alexis- Grade 3; place was Andrew Doute from S. C. Boo-
recycled as neighbors, family and friends Dremeko McIntosh- Grade 3; Christano
share and pass them around from home to Swain- Grade 3; Patrick Joachin- Grade
home. Mom and Pop stores in these com- 3; Yourika Moreau- Grade 4; Kiara Tilus-
munities have been willing to place them so Grade 4; Ashanta Davis- Grade 4; Jessy
that persons coming in to shop can pick up Dervill- Grade 4; Patrick Augustine- Grade A
reading material and read. Special thanks is 4; Anischka Devilas- Grade 5; Carlisa Al-
extended to Doug's Place who got involved bury- Grade 5; Kevin Pierre- Grade 5;
in promoting literacy by being a sponsor Desmondo Bootle- Grade 5; Jessica Pierre-
for the Boys Reading Challenge held dur- Grade 6; Christian Adderley- Grade 6; and
ing the month of October. Let's make a Christia Hutchinson- Grade 6.
commitment to pick up a book, newspaper Agape Wins Grade 7
or magazine and read, read, read Abaco.
Spelling Bee
Central Abaco Primary By Samantha V. Evans
Students of the Month The Grade 7 Spelling Bee was held on
By mantha V. Evans December 5th at the Learning Resource
Once again Central Abaco Primary Center when 21 students competed to be-
School honored 27 outstanding students come the best speller for that grade. The
for the month of October with a luncheon words for this competition were very dif- Most schools on Abaco, both public and private, participate in the Spelling Bees orga-
on November 29th. The students were ficult. The competition was so fierce that nized by the Abaco office of the Ministry of Education. Each grade level through Grade
rewarded with gifts from their parents a spell off had to be held to determine 8 has a competition. These are the contestants for the Grade 7 competition that was won
and honor pins and certificates from the who would be the third place finisher in by Agape Christian School.
school. The outstanding students for Octo- the competition before the actual race for

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Lofty Fig Villas This 1.5 acre property located directly across from Agape Villa Murphy Town Two free standing structures containing For sale three lots located on South Lubbers Quarters in the Abaco
Mangoes Restaurant in the heart four one-bedroom, one bathroom Ocean Club Estate. Lots number II, 44, 112. These lots are priced individu-
of the water front restaurant dis- apartment units that are fully ally.
trict is ready to become the most furnished with central air con- Lot #11 I11,022 sf. $85,000 gross Lot #44 13,307 sf $98,000 gross
sought after gated residence in ditioning. Sits on 15,000 sq. ft. Lot # 112 20,485 sf. $175,000 gross
Marsh Harbour. This property Landscaped. All units are rented.
has already been approved for RECUDED $291,500 Person pur- One lot in Murphy Town Subdivision on Shell Road Lot size
has already been approved for RECUDED $291,500 Person pur- 131 x I10 (14,411UNDER CONTRACT
toun house or condoo-style accommodations. The investor with the vision for chasing this will have an instant business. x (141
creating something special will make this one of the most unique and upscale For sale 15 acres of land at Baker's Heights near Leisure
properties on Abaco. REDUCED $1,957,000 net hr roo o a roo o fy fns, cnt Lee off the Treasure Cay Highway. Priced at $450,000 this property will go
air conditioning, on 9,000 sq. ft. Call today.
Great Business Opportunity a two-story building that has a Landscaped with beautiful treestoday
total of 19,300 sq. ft. There are and lawn. Rented. REDUCED Two lots for sale located on hillside in Yellowwood-
7 apartment units on top floor $185,000. Can be sold separately Property adjacent to The Abaco Club on Winding Bay
that are rented and two huge or with above property. Lot# 7 G3 size 12,600 s.f. $63,000 gross
office spaces on the bottom floor Lot # 7 G4 size 12,600 s.f. $63,000 gross
that are rented. This building is Duplex for sale off Forest Drive two,two bedroom / one bath
11Duplex for sale off Forest Drive in Dundas Town 2 two
located in Marsh Harbour and is on three lots that are 100' x 120', bringing apartment units, fully furnished. D ex for sae of oret Drie in unds o 2 o
the total land space to 36,000 sq. ft. REDUCED $1,266,900 gross One unit has central A/C and bedroom, one bath each, both with attached laundry room $200,000 net
Fourplex for sale 3 two-bedroom, one bathroom, fully furnished apt,washer & dryer. The other unit has Duplex for sale off Forest Drive 2 one bedroom, one bath
Fourplex for sale 3 two-bedroom, one bathroom, fully furnished apt, .
also one split-level three bed- window A/C unit in the bedroom. each. $137,800 net
also one split-level three bed-
iBuilding sits on lot 131 x 90
room, two and half bathroom. Building sitson t 11 x 9 Duplex for sale off Forest Drive in Murphy Town 2 two
Property 80' x 100'. Oleander property, landscaped. Appraisal value this year at $242,356. This is priced to bedroom, one bath $185,500 net
Drive across from Friend hip sell at $190,000 net. Purchaser pays legal fee and govt tax. Persons interested
rive across rom Friendship should call or come in, We will find a way to work something out for you. Triplex for sale Murphy Town 2 one-bedroom, one-bath and I
Tabernacle Church, Dundas two-bedroom, one-bath. $159,000 net
Town. REDUCED $397,500 Nine lots for sale in new gated community in Great Cistern, Abaco.
Residential only For sale duplex 2 two-bedroom, one bath and a two-bedroom, one
Four bedroom, 4 bathroom house with covered bac pati Lot #12 8,491 sf $29,803 gross Lot #17 11,741 sf $41,210 gross bath home. Both $315,000 net
covered entryway with huge
columns. House is 4,000 sq. ft. Lot #13 11,759 sf $41,274 gross Lot #18 10,868 sf $38,146 gross For sale water view lot in Murphy Town, 9213 s.f.
situated on /4 acre of property Lot #14 8,800 sf $30,888 gross Lot #19 12,514 sf $43,924 gross $35,200 net
i n Bahama Palm Shoareofs. Centralty Lot #15 [UNDER CONTRACT Jgross Lot #20 10,474 sf $36,763 gross
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Page 8 Section B The Abaconian January 1, 2008

New rugulations will improve preschool quality

Preschool From Page 1

cordance with the regulations and stan-
dards of The Bahamas. It was through the
efforts of Ms. Felemease Sawyer that the
first education workshops were held for
pre-school and daycare operators. The
moderator for the event was Mrs. Agatha
Archer, Senior Education Officer at the
Ministry of Education for Early Child-
hood Care Standards and Regulations,
who played an instrumental role in getting
regulations and legislation in place for day
care facilities and preschool centers in the
The first presenter of the evening was
Mr. Kirk Lopez, First Assistant Secretary
at the Ministry of Education. He stated
that it was in the 1980s that The Bahamas
changed as women went to work, particu-
larly on Ne Providence and Grand Baha-
mas. In the 1990s is when day care facili-
ties started to spring up in The Bahamas,
but there were so many varied methods of
delivery that the government saw it neces-
sary to bring order to a public situation
that was quickly getting out of order. It re-
sulted in legislation being put in place and
an Act passed to tell persons employed at
these facilities how they should conduct
Mrs. Archer traveled far and wide to
get the nucleus of pre-school legislation
started. Dame Ivy Dumont was the Min-
ister of Education at that time and the en-
gine that drove this document to the point
of acceptance and regulation. The public
was consulted several times after which
time the Education worked feverishly to
get these rules and regulations in place.
The main concerns of the Ministry were
that the children were safe, that they were

not being forced to grow up too quickly
and that they did not stop the children
from playing because it is through playing
that they learn at this age.
Abaco is the last stop on the tour of
all of the Family Islands to bring the pro-
posed amendments to the Standards and
Regulations to the persons who work in
the profession before submitting it to be-
come law. Mr. Lopez encouraged them
to learn as much as they can while they
are still in the adjustment stages and make
plans to get themselves regulated as soon
as possible. As a part of becoming regu-
lated, they will be required to complete
the Early Childhood Care Certification
course which will be offered on the island
very soon.
Minister of Education, the Hon. Carl
Bethel, was not in attendance but sent a
DVD recording of his stance on the regu-
lations and standards for daycare provid-
ers. It is between the ages of one and seven
that he believes that the character, behav-
ior and attitude of children are formed.
Even though there was an Act passed in
2004, they were still unable to enforce it
because of some defects. He is concerned
that there are still too many day cares fa-
cilities and pre-schools that are not regu-
lated. He stated that it is important that the
Ministry brings order to this to ensure that
children are safe in the care of the care-
givers whether formal or informal care is
being provided. The standards that this
new law will set will be the standards that
are enforced. Included in these standards
will be the removal of corporal punish-
ment from daycare facilities.
Attorney Francis Wilson from the At-
torney General's Office and a consultant
with the Council for Early Childhood Care

spoke on The Process of Early Childhood
Care Legislation, Standards and Regula-
tions and its legal implications. He stat-
ed that one of the main functions of the
Council is to handle licensing of centers,
monitor them, regulate and inspect day-
cares and preschools, govern the conduct
of the personnel and to suspend or revoke
registration of any establishment not com-
plying with the regulations. Once the law
is passed, the Council will be a one stop
shop for daycare and preschool providers.
Other agencies represented on this Coun-
cil are the Ministry of Health, Works,
Social Services, Education, Attorney

General's Office, the Police and others.
Once an agent from each of these Min-
istries is in place at this central location,
then it will be cost effective for everyone
as it will save time and be convenient for
daycare providers to take proper care of
their business.
He highlighted to them that if they are
in breach of the law in anyway, the Min-
ister has the right to suspend their license
or assess fines. Either can be done without
warning from the Council. He reiterated
that no one will be asked to close down

Please see Preschool Page 9

The Ministry of Education held a meeting for day care and preschool personnel to ac-
quaint them with proposed legistation to upgrade the quality of learning at these fa-
cilities. They realize that young children need more than just safe keeping if they are
to develop their full potential. Shown here are the presenters with local officials. They
are Administrator for Souh Abaco, Mr. Benjamin Pinder; Attorney Francis Wilson from
the Attorney General's office; Ms. Roxanne Chipman, National Consultant; Mr. Kirk
Lapaz, First Assistant Secretary in Education; Mrs. Lenora Black, Abaco's Education
Superintendent; Ms. Agatha Archer, Senior Education Officer; and Senior Administrator
for Central Abaco, Mr. Cephas Cooper.


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January 1, 2008 The Abaconian

Page 9 Section B

Young children need preparation for school

Preschool From Page 8

if they do not qualify but the govern-
ment will assist them so that they can be
brought up to standards. He explained
that there is an extension of the Council
on every Family Island at the Department
of Education office. He encouraged them
to check with the District Superintendent
before they make any decisions regarding
their facility. On the Family Islands the
Department of Education will also see that
all daycare centers are regulated.
Mrs. Roxanne Chipman, the National
Consultant for the Council, spoke to the
owners about the importance of the docu-
ment they received and the many steps
they had to take to get it to the point where

it is almost law. She stated that what is
an Act under these proposed regulations
is already law in many of the agencies
they have partnered with. The document
started out with 200 pages and was con-
densed to the 53 pages that they now have
which is very reader friendly. She encour-
aged them to educate themselves because
it is important so that they will become
familiar with the ways kids learn. The
document will also give them guidelines
as to what is expected so once they follow
them, she explained, they will never have
to go before a court of law to answer any
The final presenter was Ms. Cris
Greene from Environmental Health Aba-
co Office who gave the providers an over-

view of what should be in place at the fa-
cility where the service is being provided.
She stated that the regulations handbook
did an excellent job in outlining their ar-
eas of concern, but she asked for them to
include the use of disposable hand towels
to avoid cross contamination. Some of the
areas of concern she mentioned are light-
ing and ventilation, hot and cold running
water in the kitchen has, sufficient counter
space and a working refrigerator. All food
handlers must have a valid health certifi-
cate, avoid overcrowding, have adequate
garbage storage, a water treatment center,
screens in all windows, a first aid and fire
kit and enclosed grounds.
There were a few questions at the end
of the presentation concerning monitoring

the centers and training. The Council an-
swered their questions and told them that
any other areas of concerns or suggestions
should be submitted to Mrs. Black. Mrs.
Chipman told them that once they become
regulated, they will have many benefits
such as duty free supplies once per year,
exemption on property tax, exemption on
7 percent stamp tax and exemption of duty
on outdoor and indoor equipment. They
are also working on making these prop-
erties more accessible for children with
disabilities. She is hoping that the govern-
ment will assist with the funding of this
to make education more inclusive for all

Sales Team of
Ed & Cindy Newell
James Moir- Broker
Restaurant For Sale # 781- Fully equipped & furnished 2,818
s/frestaurant at Treasure Cay highway intersection. Seating
capacity ofapprox. 70. Great location. $517,000.
"Argyll House" # 483 Elegantly furnished, elegant 4 bed,
5.5 bath, 6,900 s/f Ocean Blvd. estate on 1 6 landscaped
acres with 153' beachfiont. Includes vehicles. $4,900,000.
"Tradewinds" # 589 Luxurious 4 bed, 3.5 bath furnished
beachfront home, plus separate 3 bed, 3 bath ocean view guest
house. Superior design & finishes. Total I acre $4,575,000.
"Peace & Plenty" #503 Splendid 7 bed, 4.5 bath2 storey,
furnished Ocean Blvd beachfront estate, on 1.453 superbly
landscaped acres. 163' beach frontage. $3,800,000.
"Trident House # 3 17- Superb 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath fully
furnished, 3,500 s/f beach front home. NOW $2,699,000.
"FinalApproach" # 601 Recently renovated, furnished
canal front2 storey, 5,500 s/f 6 bedroom, 4.5 bath private home
on large property, 100' private dock, 4 car garage $2,625,000.
"Fish Tales" # 808 Elegant 3 bed, 3 bath furnished canal
front home, 3,430 s/funder roofon 15,493 s/flandscaped
parcel. 90' deep water frontage & dock. $1,850,000.
"Porter Place"- Brigantine Bay # 868 Newly constructed,
furnished 3 bed, 3 bath canalfront home, 3,040 s/f under roof,
double garage, 165' of dockage, new boat lift. $1,600,000.
"Laguna" Galleon Bay # 745 3 bed,2 bath single storey,
1,550 s/f canal front home, furnished, elevated landscaped lot,
carport& garage, deep water dock with boat lift. $985,000.
"The Cottages" # 535 New 3 bed, 2 bath beachfront
cottages, 1,300 s/f living space on main level, plus 970 s/f
lower level. Superior construction/finishes. From $850,000.
"Shell Shack" # 712- 3 bed, 2.5 bath,1,600 s/f furnished
home on Brigantine Bay, elevated 10,000 s/f lot, garage, 80'
bulk-headed sea-wall, serviced 30' new dock. $799,500.
Treasure Cay House Near Beach # 492 3 bed, 3 bath
1,276 s/f furnished home, recently renovated. $450,000.
"Home, SweetHome" #784 -2 bed, 2 bath, 1,240 s/f
furnished home on 13,500 s/f lot, close to beach. Adjoining lot
also available. $268,000.
Royal Poinciana Beacltfront Condominiums -Phase 4
# 716) Premier 3 level, 3 bed, 4.5 bath, plus loft newly built
condos on Treasure Cay Beach. 2,860 s/f under roof, attached
garage. 644 s/f covered/open balconies/porches, $2,075,000.
Atlantis Condo 2112 # 929- 4 bed, 4 bath 2,000 s/f 2 level
furnished waterfront condo on Brigantine canal, great water
views, includes 2 large boat slips. Beach nearby. $865,000.
"Halyard Quay" # 827 Superior 3 & 4 bed 1,568 s/f&
2,108 s/f waterfront condos, gated community, 15' beam dock
slip, private garage Pre-construction pricing from $603,000.
Atlantis Condo #2209#770 Elegantly furnishedwell
maintained 2 bed, 2 bath 2nd level condo on Brigantine Bay.
Includes boat slip & finger dock for 32' boat. $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, golf course. $490,000.


rime Real Estate Listings Throughout Aba
Treasure Landings # 600 -Newly constructed 3 bed,2 bath,
1,300 s/f, furnished luxury condos, close to beach, marina.
Superior finishes. Financing Available $495,000.
Brigantine Beach Condo # 369 2 bed, 2.5 bath furnished
townhouse, ocean views, close to beach, furnished, excellent
rental history. $458,000.
Beach Villa # 506 # 636 2 bed, 2 batl 2Os/f garden view
villa, fully renovated & reCrt Mt A )t5S. Private garden
patios. (OwwnjiBch=gAvailable) Reduced $405,000.
Beach Villa# 504A&B # 743- 2 finti (Jbed. I bath
adjoining Garden Villas pQi t itch'en & living areas,
excellent rental 'Sold together, turn-key $339,000.
Mariner's Cove Condominiums
# 454 2 bed, 1 bath, 2 level poolside unit $295,000.
# 928 2 bed, 1 bath, 2 level, overlooking harbour $279,000.
# 655 2 bed, 1 bath with marina view $274,000.
#455 1 bed, 1 bath, ground level, poolside $185,900,
Beachfront Parcel # 870 Exceptional 1.58 acres on Ocean
Blvd. 147' beach frontage. Cleared, all utilities available.
Breath-taking beach & sea views. $1,600,000.
Beachfront Parcel- Ocean Blvd. # 876- 1.5 acres with 100'
of beach frontage, on spectacular Treasure Cay Beach. All
utilities available Gorgeous beach &sea views. $1,510,000.
Beach Lot # 654 Prime elevated 12,800 s/f parcel, 118' of
pristine beach frontage in protected cove. Fully cleared, all
utilities available, superior sea views. $1,480,000.
BeachfrontLot # 705 Choice 12,281 s/f elevated parcel on
Treasure Cay Beach. 95' beach frontage. All utilities available.
Sensational sea views. $1,385,550.
Beach & CanalLot Package #941 Windward Beach lot with
100' ofbeach frontage on Sea of Abaco, PLUS Galleon Bay lot
with approx. 90' ofsea-walled canal frontage $1,326,000,
Windward Beach # 817 Half acre waterfront parcel directly
on Sea ofAbaco, 124' beach frontage. Newly installed sea
wall. All utilities available. $482,000.
Brigantine Bay # 841 11,200 s/f cleared canal lot. 80' water
bulkhead. All utilities available. Dock pilings. $458,000.
Galleon Bay # 422 Prime 10,295 s/f cleared canal lot. 88' +
protected canal frontage, all utilities available. $350,000.
Rock Point Waterfront Parcel # 783 12,200 s/f lot near
entrance to Treasure Cay Marina. 90' newly installed sea
wall. Cleared, all utilities available. $289,000.
Flamingo Drive Lot 66 #558 Large lot on quiet cul-de-sac, all
utilities available. Ideal home building site- $66,000,
Oceanview Lot # 2 # 727 Spectacular 1.1 acre elevated parcel
overlooking 18th hole. Magnificent views. $2,395,000.
Sea ofAbacoLot QJ# 845 25,658 s/flot, 172'water frontage
in quiet cove, good elevations, native vegetation, access
privileges to Atlantic Ocean beaches. $559,000.
"Paradise Point" # 659 Furnished 3 bed, 2.5 bath, 2,400 s/f
waterfront home with porches & balconies on 1/2 acre. 193'
elevated Sea of Abaco frontage, Fantastic views. $759,000.

Bahamas Real Estate

Sea ofAbaco, Waterfront Lot9A # 918- Large 21,565 s/f lot
with 190' of water frontage, superb sea views, ideal building
lot, all utilities available, paved roads. $195,000.
Waterfront Property #347 22 acres, sea to sea, total 280'
water frontage, ideal for boat dockage in protected Little
Harbour, large protected cave. Reduced to $608,000.
"Double Eagle" # 757 Recently renovated 3 bed, 3 bath, plus
loft, 2,500 s/f furnished home on canal front parcel. 95' sea
wall, 68' dock. Underground utilities. Near beach $776,000.
"So-Be-It" # 861 Furnished 2 bed, 2 bath canalfront home on
12,100 s/f parcel, 110' bulkheaded frontage, 2-25' docks. Close to
beach. Option available for two adjoining canal lots. $656,000.
Residential Parcels
# 823 -10,708 slf canal lot w/130'frontage & dock $392,000.
# 602- 15,334 s/f canal corner lotw/197' seawall $334,000.
# 886- 12,828 s/f canal lot, 100' sea wall, 50' dock $329,000.
#704- 10,400 s/f elevated canal lot w/104'frontage $265,000.
#597- 11242 s/fcanal lot w/l71' seawall, sea view $265,000.
# 904 16,345 s/f w/108' water frontage, sea view $119,950.
#811 10,400 s/fsea view corer lot, near beach $107,000.
# 567- 2.139 acres on highway near Leisure Lee $149,700.
Atlantic Oceanfront Parcel #746 Approx. I acre residential
parcel, 154' elevated shoreline near Orchid Bay community,
great ocean views. $395,000.
Dolphin Beach Estates # 843 Atlantic Ocean View, 17,500 s/f
lot # 121. All utilities installed. Includes house plans for 4,350 s/f
under roof elevatedhome. Close to beach. Reduced $212,000.
GreatAbaco Club, Canalfron tHome # 637 Elegantly
furnished 4 bed, 4 bath, 2,800 s/f home. State-of-the-art kitchen.
Canal-side pool/patio, 42' deep water frontage $2,185,000.
Great Abaco Club, Sea View Lot # 493 7,750 s/f, Sea of
Abaco views, finger dock for 25' vessel, gated community, all
utilities available. Use of resort amenities. Reduced $279,000.
"Beau Soleil", White Sound # 662 Beautiful 4 bed 5 bath
Beachfront Estate Main House, Apt & Guest House furnished
3,634 s/fon 0.878 acres, 120' dock, pool, 173' beach.
(Main & Guest Houses also available separately) $2,300,000.
"Island Reach" Seaview Lot # 684 Hilltop 0.405 acre parcel
on White Sound Blufftoverlooking Sea of Abaco $725,000.
Beach Front Parcel # 714 45,343 s/f parcel, 100' beach
frontage on Atlantic Ocean. Electricity available. Ideal site for
permanent residence or vacation home. $349,000.
Inland Lot -Near Beach (Ref# 756) Large 13,000 s/f lot near
white sandy Atlantic Ocean beaches, native vegetation, Good
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North Abaco News 1

Fire demonstration is planned

By Betsy Bracey
It wasn't until September of 2007 that
North Abaco had a fire department. The
department now has a pumper truck, an
ambulance and a crash and rescue ve-
hicle. Colin Albury, our Fire Chief, has
trained 30 volunteer firemen who, hav-
ing completed over 100 hours of train-
ing, have passed their written exams.
Although training is an ongoing exercise,
Colin is fully confident in their ability to
successfully respond to any fire event.
We still lack one necessary vehicle, a
tanker truck. Because the pumper truck
must be refilled during a fire event and
because there is only one water hydrant
in the area, the tanker is a critical neces-
sity in order to assure that a water supply
is continuous for as long as is required to
extinguish the blaze.
On January 26th Treasure Cay Emer-

Treasure Cay Emergency
Services needs a tank truck
By Vernique Russell
The initiative to establish emergency
services in Treasure Cay began in 2002.
Though funds were raised and the idea was
promoted, everything had still not fallen
into place despite the efforts of the team.
The committee became weary and the pro-
gram was placed on the back burner.
A fire at Royal Palm in Treasure Cay
that destroyed six condominiums demon-
strated how important and vital these ser-
vices are to the community. Since that time
a lot time and effort have been given to the
success of the emergency services efforts

gency Services Organization will be host-
ing a demonstration in which Colin and
the volunteer firemen will show the pub-
lic how they fight a fire. This will begin
at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday morning in the
village parking lot in Treasure Cay.
A Bahamian-style lunch will be served
following the fire brigade's exercise along
with a yard sale featuring everything from
sliding glass doors to small household
items you just can't do without.
We invite all Abaco to join with us in
witnessing this energetic event and to stay
for the lunch that is being donated and
prepared by our local lady volunteers. All
proceeds will go towards the purchase of
the tanker that is needed to assure the
safety of you and your property.
Don't miss this fun filled day in the
village square!

and today the committee can proudly boast
their success thus far.
The fire department is headed by Fire
Chief Colin Albury, who brings knowl-
edge and experience with him. Mr. Albury
has a team of volunteers who are excep-
tionally dedicated. Some come from as far
as Fire Road and others come out faithfully
to training sessions on Thursdays and Fri-
days and hands-on training on Saturdays.
The firemen are presently working with
Dr. John Shed, who will be responsible for
EMT training and will facilitate a seminar
by a fire team from Daytona, Florida.
The fire department now has a pumper
but realizes that it will not be enough in the
event of an emergency. Mr. Albury amazed

This is the tank truck that the Treasure Cay Emergency Services Committee is hoping
to purchase to provide a continuous supply of water when there is a fire. Only one fire
hydrant is in the Treasure Cay area.

his listeners when he informed them that
it takes 12 minutes to fill the pumper and
only two to empty. Therefore, they are in
need of a tanker.
The much awaited construction of the
Treasure Cay Emergency Services Build-
ing is no longer in a state of planning but
one of reality. Men are busy at work as
preparation is made to have the foundation
poured, most of the building material can

be seen on the site. There is no doubt that
the building will be completed in a short
time. The fact that we can now see prog-
ress stirs a ray of hope and anxiety in the
hearts and spirit of the people to see what
the outcome will be.
The building will also be home to the

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Treasure Cay Humane Society. The fire
department is reaching out to young people
and students to begin a junior program in
January. A T-shirt competition is sched-
uled to be held at the Sherlin Bootle High
School and the winner of the competition
will have his name on the back of t-shirts
that will be worn by the department.
If you're in the Treasure Cay areas drive
by and see the work that is being done. Al-
though work has began, there is still more
work to be done. Find out what you can do
to help this worthy effort as these services
will be beneficial to everyone.
Airport staff held
a Christmas party
The staff of the airport in Treasure Cay
celebrated Christmas in grand style at its
staff Christmas party. The party was held
at the airport building. Friends and family
of the staff team gathered to wine and dine
and enjoy an evening of fun and laughter.
The committee would like to say thank you
to all those who made the event possible
and successful.

Chris Farrington BRI
Office (242) 365-4695
Fax (242) 365-4697

Tourism staff
Christmas party
By Vernique Russell
Mr. Don Cornish, his staff and other
invited guests were treated to fun-filled
afternoon on December 14th as they cel-
ebrated their annual Christmas party. The
party was held at the Department Train-
ing Center in Memorial Plaza where there
were lots of games, surprises and give-a-
ways as the crowd danced the afternoon
away. The delicious meal was prepared by
the Dawkins sisters. All the secret Santa
pals were revealed as the staff exchanged
gifts. The afternoon brought a lot of excite-
ment and laughter to those in attendance
and ushered in the yuletide season.
School News
Facility Staff Appreciation
By Vernique Russell
After the thanksgiving festivities, the
Principal, teachers and students of the Sher-
lin Bootle High showed their appreciation
for the Facility Management Team (jani-
tresses and yard custodian). With the atti-
tude of gratitude already high following the
Thanksgiving and Award Day ceremony at
the school, the team was showered with
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prepared for the team. Though the family
at Sherlin Bootle realizes that they could
never pay the team for their hard work and
assistance around the school, they want
them to know that they appreciate every-
thing that they do to help the school.
According to Principal Moss, this group
of facility managers is some of the most
dedication and committed persons that he
has had the task of working with in his
years and thinks that they deserve more.
Recently the Facility Management Team
from S.C. Bootle has gained much recog-
nition not just in the role of their official
duties but as song birds.
They have been invited to perform to
special events throughout the island since
the start of the school year and have been
a blessing to the ears of listeners wherever
they would render a selection. The team
includes Mrs. Eleanor Bootle, Mrs. Marjo-
rie McIntosh, Mrs. Brenetta Bullard, Mrs.
Candy-Mae Murphy, and Mrs. Lisa Mc-
Intosh along with Mr. Fredrick McIntosh.
The communities join in with the Sherlin
Bootle High School and say a big thank
you to the Facility Managers. For your

time and dedicated service that you render
when duty calls and on your personal time
we say thank you, it's people like you who
help realize that most precious things in
life are not found in gold and diamonds or
riches but in genuine and sincere service
that is priceless. The assembly was held on
December 3rd, at the school grounds.
Happy Delivery
By Vernique Russell
When the school year began in Septem-
ber the Sherlin Bootle family was blessed
with a new Physical Education teacher in
the person of Mrs. Kayla Hamilton. Upon
her arrival Principal Moss and his staff
learned that she was carrying a precious
seed and that she would have to take a
sabbatical to deliver her special package.
The staff of the Sherlin Bootle High school
hosted a baby shower for Mrs. Hamilton
before she departed to give birth. She is
expected to return to school in the second
leg of the school year. We would like to
wish Mrs. Hamilton a very safe delivery

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What is MLS?
A Multiple Listing System (MLS) allows
S^ participating real estate agents to place
their sellers' homes on a database
-- providing information to other licensed
real estate agents about these listings.
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The MLS is quite important to the buyer
as well. If your real estate agent is a
participating member of the MLS and is
searching for suitable properties for you, this system is the best tool
because your real estate agent will have access to all properties listed
by other members.
Whether buying or selling make sure your real estate agent is a member
of the Multiple Listing Service of the Bahamas Real Estate Association,
Abaco Chapter!
The first MLS service in The Bahamas was launched on Abaco on
October 1st and, to date, the participating members are:

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Ed Newell
Bill Thompson
Elaine Thompson
Sandra Evans
Bill Thorndycraft
Brent Cartwright
Maria Silvester
Rhiannon Thomas
Chris Roberts
Molly Roberts
John Bethell
Chris Farrington
Mailin Sands
Bill Albury
Jane Patterson
Laurie Schreiner
Stan Sawyer
Kerry Sullivan
Donna Rees
James Rees
June Russell
Neil Aberle
Kathleen Albury
John Christie
Dwayne Wallas
John Cash
(Ruth) Anne Albury
Everett Pinder
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and hopes that you get the desire of your
heart and whatever that may be we all pray
that the baby will be healthy.
Thanksgiving and
Awards Day Ceremony
By Vernique Russell
The Sherlin Bootle family along with its
partner, Treasure Cay Limited, took time
out to recognize the work of students who
have put forth their best foot and worked
hard to succeed in school. Students were
recognized for their academics, athletics
and improved performances during the
school year 2006-2007. During this as-
sembly students also gave back to the com-
munity. As a result of a food drive at the
school boxes of food were given to church-
es in North Abaco to be distributed to the
elderly and needy persons in our society.
Present at the assembly was District Su-
perintendent of Education for Abaco Mrs.
Lenora Black, Ms, Paula Morley of Trea-
sure Cay Limited and Senior Island Ad-
ministration Cephas Cooper among other
dignitaries in their respectful position.
Once again the school's faithful partner
Treasure Cay Limited has sponsored all of
the trophies and plaques for the students.
The communities of North Abaco send
congratulations to the students for a job
well done and encourage them to keep up
the good work knowing that your labor is
not in vain. Hard work today is a guar-
anteed recipe for success tomorrow. To
Treasure Cay Limited we say thank you
for your continued support and encourage-
ment to the students of Sherlin Bootle High
School. It is the support of companies like

your that help our students to be the best
that they can be.
Cooper's Town Primary
Celebrated Thanksgiving
By Vernique Russell
The Cooper's Town Primary School
family celebrated thanksgiving in grand
style this year. A special assembly and
lunch was held at the school to observe
the special day. Appreciation and grati-
tude was showed by teachers and students
for parents and well wishers that assist the
school whenever needed. The event was
very successful and appreciated by all who
Treasure Cay Primary
Celebrated Christmas
By Vernique Russell
For several years now the Treasure Cay
Homeowners Association have brought
smile to the faces of students enrolled at
Treasure cay Primary during their annual
Christmas party. This year the event took a
different twist when Principal Myrtis Rus-
sell and her staff decided to do something
special for the homeowners. This year the
students performed songs and poems for
their guests. A full program was hosted
for the homeowners prior to the Christmas
party. Every class song a Christmas carol
as an act as appreciation and gratitude for
the generosity of the guests. Following
the program the students were treated to
a tasty lunch prepared by Chef Simpson's
catering. The students received gifts from
Principal Myrtis Russell and her staff
sincerely thank the homeowners for once
again bringing smiles and joy to the hearts
of their students. The Treasure Cay com-

munity and the parents of students also
say thank you to the homeowners for their
kindness towards our children.
We would like to wish you a Merry
Christmas and a Prosperous New Year!
By Vernique Russell
Special congratulations are extended to
the members of the Sherlin Bootle High
School debate team who finished second
place in the inter-island debate competi-
tion. Mr. Huel Moss and his staff are very
proud of your accomplishment and wish
you all the best as you prepare to represent
the island. The communities of North Ab-
aco would also like to congratulation you,
Mighty Dolphins, for a job well done!
Christmas Staff
Appreciation Luncheon
By Vernique Russell
The hard working and dedicated staff of
the Sherlin Bootle High school took time
to treat themselves with a well deserved
luncheon held at the Spinnaker Restaurant
in Treasure Cay. The staff exchanged gifts
using the secret pal method and feasted on
a scrumptious meal prepared just for them.

The facility management teams was also a
part of the festivities and rendered a selec-
tion. Principal Huel Moss extended happy
holiday greetings to his staff and a prosper-
ous new year.
Church News
Prayer for the Nation
By Vernique Russell
A special prayer service was held at
the Church of God Cathedral in Cooper's
Town on Thursday December 13th. The
main focus of the prayer service was our
nation. Disgusted by the murders, robber-
ies, rape, etc that has been happening in
our country recently the Christian Council
Abaco called for all believers to come to-
gether and pray. Stations were set up in
North Abaco, Central Abaco and South
Abaco to pray for the healing of our land.
The service in North Abaco begun at
7:30pm and brought churches together to
pray and intercede. The Christian Council
is encouraging members of the public to
pray without ceasing for this Bahamaland.

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We are at a place in time where only God
can deliver us and save our young men and
ladies for the vicious plans of the enemy to
destroy them. Let's be our brother's keep-
er and pray for one another.
Ordination and
Appreciation Service
By Vernique Russell
"Go ye into all the world and preach the
gospel to every creature", following the
command of the Lord himself, Overseer
Bishop Tyrone Mills and Pastor Bridgette
Mills commissioned six person to the Min-
istry of the Lord. On Monday Novem-
ber 26th through Friday November 30th
a week of revival services were held to
merge the Cities of Refuge Ministries un-
der the Leadership of Bishop Tyrone Mills
and End Time Harvest Ministries. The
week of revival featured guest speakers
Min. Marjorie McIntosh, Church of God
Inc, Fire Road, Pastor Jim Williams of The
Voice that Calleth People to Repentance,
Crossing Rock, Pastor Lawrence Arnett,
Soul Saving Ministries, Marsh Harbour
and Mother Doreen Mills, End Time Har-
vest, Crown Haven along with host pastor
Bridgette Mills.
On December 2nd, a special service
was held at the Treasure Cay Community
Center to climax the merger and set up the
officers of Cities of Refuge into their posi-
tion. Six women were given the right hand
of fellowship and ordained into the minis-
try as Minister, Deaconess and Evangelist.
They included Greta McKenzie, Monique
McDonald, Arsharie McDonald, Janet
Davis, Mary Sands and Vernique Russell.

The service was also symbolic to show ap-
preciation to Evangelist Lorenzo Coakley
who has been a great help to the Ministries
for the past year. Delivering the message
was Bishop Tyrone Mills who also con-
ducted the ordination and installation of
the laborers along with other Ministers of
the gospel. Pastor Mills and the officers
and member of Cities of Refuge would like
to thank everyone that helped to make the
event a grand success especially the board
of director at the Treasure Cay Community
Center for their continued support.
Christmas at Life
Gate Ministries
By Vernique Russell
The Youth Department of Life Gate
Ministries hosted a night of remembrance.
The focus of the night was to reflect on
the awesome gift that was given to us on
the first Christmas morning, Baby Jesus,
who was born and laid in a manger and
wrapped in swaddling clothes. Songs, skits
and dance were used to reenact the most
precious and life changing event. People
who came from several communities were
touched by the performance. The director
was very successful in portraying that, in-
deed, Jesus is the reason for the season.
Revival in Little Abaco
By Vernique Russell
The churches in Little Abaco combined
for a week of revival services and prayer.
The services were held at a different church
on each night and God was the focus. With
all the ills of society that are bombarding
our children today, believers are becoming
more desperate to see changes take place in
communities. They believe that if they join
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We must work to save our young people,
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Outreach Ministries
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End Time Harvest Ministries in conjunc-
tion with Cities of Refuge Ministries hosted
and evening of outreach ministries in Little
Abaco on December 15th. The goal of the
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Chamber recognized best

decorated business

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has positioned her as a finalist in the Hand-
icraft Category. Mrs. Roberts' work is dis-
played in her studio, Bahama Dawn, and in
the homes of her many clients that sought
after her unique and colourful pieces.
For the past 29 years Noel and Ivy Rob-
erts have shared the responsibilities of be-
ing curators, historians and managers of
the Albert Lowe Museum. The commit-
ment to divulge their wealth of knowledge
and preserve the community's rich history
has qualified them as finalists in the Sus-
tainable Tourism Category.
The panache and wit of Mary "Mol-
ly" McIntosh has added a higher level of
prominence to her hospitality and tourism

resume. Prior to becoming Resort Manager
at the Green Turtle Club and Marina, Mrs.
McIntosh led a remarkable 17 year career
at the Bluff House. Her desired career path
has catapulted her to finalist in the Sales
Executive of the Year Category.
For the past 11 years the Ministry of
Tourism has marveled in this type of per-
formance and productivity, which is rec-
ognized at the Annual Cacique Awards.
On February 1st, 2008, the 12th Annual
Cacique Awards will reveal its most recent
winners of the coveted awards in Nassau.
In addition to Abaco's four finalists, other
islands are being represented by individu-
als who have made a significant contribu-
tion to the sustainability and development
of the hospitality and tourism industry.

The Iggy Biggy shop on the Tourist Strip in Marsh Harbour was cited as the best
decorated business in Marsh Harbour by the Abaco Chamber of Commerce. Buds and
Blooms came in second and Abaco Gold was in third place. This annual competition
will encouage businesses to decorate to commenorate the season.

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January 1, 2008 The Abaconian

Page 15 Section B

People in the News

Baker's Bay's Junior
Golfers Placed Third
The Bahamas Hotel Association's 9th
Annual Golf Tournament recently provided
an opportunity for avid golfers to compete
for attractive prizes while raising funds to
support the Bahamas Hotel Association's
scholarship programme for Hospitality and
Tourism Studies. The golfers played at
the new Blue Shark Golf Course at South
Ocean Resort in Nassau before its official
opening in January 2008.
This year for the first time Baker's Bay
Golf and Ocean Club participated as major
sponsors of the tournament, funding a team
of Bahamas Golf Federation junior golfers
including sisters Annamae Adderley, 16,
and Eugenia Adderley, 15, along with

Rashad Ferguson, 15, and Keiran Woods,
15. The golfers were the youngest entrants
in the tournament and competed in the two-
man scramble against much older and more
experienced golfers.
At the end of the day the Baker's Bay
team of Eugenia Adderley and Rashad
Ferguson emerged with an admirable third
net finish overall which earned them prizes
of three-day/two-night trips to Abaco and
According to Dr. Livingston Marshall,
Baker's Bay's Senior Vice President of
Environmental and Community Affairs,
the development was proud to sponsor the
young golfers and plans to continue helping
junior golfers develop their talents. "We
realize that there are promising young golf-
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left are Eugenia Adderley; Dr. Livingston Marshall, Sr. VP with Baker's Bay; Annamae
Adderley and Rashad Ferguson. Not pictured was Keiran Woods.

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the passion for golf but may not necessarily
have the financial support and opportuni-
ties to go as far as they can go in the sport.
So Baker's Bay plans to work with the Ba-
hamas Golf Federation and stick with these
young people for the long-term. We're
very proud of our team's first showing and
look forward to future tournaments," Dr.
Marshall said.
Abaconian is off to sea
Two more young Bahamians have gone
to sea on board Dockendale Shipping
Company's ocean-going bulkers to become
qualified for their ratings licence. Carlos
Bain from Sandy Point and Rashad Dorsett
went to New Orleans to join Dockendale's
ships Falcon and Mercury.
"It has been great," said Carlos of
Sandy Point. "I am familiar with boating
and so everything just comes natural to
me. I am enjoying it." Carlos was among
10 Bahamians who recently received their
Bridge Watchman certification after suc-

cessfully completing their studies at the
Marine Training Centre of Holland Col-
lege, Canada.
Eight of the students were sponsored by
Dockendale Shipping as part of their thrust
to make more Bahamians aware of the
careers available in shipping. The Bridge
Watchman certificate is the initial qualifi-
cation necessary for anyone to be employed
on international vessels.
Forty-three Bahamians have been suc-
cessful at Holland College as part of the Ba-
hamas Maritime Cadet Corps programme
of the Bahamas Maritime Authority. This
program prepares high school students of
grades 10 through 12 for employment in
the maritime industry.
"Carlos and Rashad are very determined
and enterprising young men," said Jamal
Smith, Dockendale's Office Administra-
tor who takes care of the deployment of

Please see People Page 17

Carlos Bain of
Sandy Point (sec-
ond right), is off to
sea on a Dockend-
ale shipping vessel.
Pictured from left
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endale's Office Ad-
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for training on the Dockendale's ves-
sels. "This is a field that is unexplored as
far as Bahamians are concerned. But once
they are exposed to it, they generally show
a lot of interest in it," said Smith. "We
send them all over the world."
Having received Bridge Watchman cer-
tification, the students are required by In-
ternational Maritime Organisaton conven-
tions to go to sea for at least two months.
Dockendale has agreed to give them this
sea time on board their ships. When they
return they can apply to the Bahamas
Maritime Authority for a ratings licence.
They are required to work for another two
to three years before returning to school
for seven months to become second mate.
Many jobs and opportunities are available
for young Bahamians in the shipping in-
Recent promotions
at Baker's Bay
Baker's Bay has appointed four Baha-
mians to the senior management team dur-

ing the past few months. They are Direc-
tor of Human Resources, Simmone Bowe;
Director of Food and Beverages, Reginald
Woods; Manager of Purchasing and Re-
ceiving, Art Sands; and Club Controller,
Della Kelly.
Ms. Bowe said her experience at Bak-
er's Bay "has been wonderful so far, de-
spite being very busy and challenging. The
greatest joys have been interacting with the
staff who are very committed and excited
about their work here. Being able to imple-
ment new ideas and processes keeps my
work exciting for me."
Reginald Woods, the new Director of
Food and Beverage, said he has been in
the tourism industry for many years and
planned to "transfer that experience to
Baker's Bay by enhancing the service of-
fered to our high-end guests."
By percentage Baker's Bay has more
Bahamians running departments and su-
pervising staff than any other similar proj-
ect throughout The Bahamas. Mr. Carter
Redd said that it was a deliberate choice
by the developers to put Bahamians in the
top level of management at the resort. All

that was needed is perhaps some direction
and some teaching. "When we hire folks
like Della Kelly, or Reggie Wood or Sim-
mone Bowe, one of the common threads
with each one of them is that not only are
they good at what they do in their specific
fields, but in their heart of hearts, they're
teachers," he said. "That's what we need
at this early stage."
According to Mr. Redd, Baker's Bay is

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Baker's Bay has increased

interest by investors

Audubon Christmas Bird Count

By Julian Lockhart
Baker's Bay is already seeing a boost in
prospects for purchase of their multi-mil-
lion dollar properties on Guana Cay after
receiving the stamp of approval from the
Prime Minister of The Bahamas, the Rt.
Hon. Hubert Ingraham, in early December
on his first visit to the property since re-
turning to office.
Dan O'Callaghan of marketing said their
clients have already voiced their congratu-
lations in the turn of events and are booking
to view the property. He said, "I think it
certainly solidifies the validity of the proj-
ect in that we are free to move forward at
full steam ahead, which quite honestly we
have been doing. But it certainly is extra
nice to know that the government of The
Bahamas is fully in support of us and we
have little to worry about going forward.
From the sales perspective it is certainly
nice for the to know that the government is
fully behind this and they have nothing to
be concerned about when it comes to pur-
chasing property in The Bahamas. There is
no question this will help push sales even
farther. There has certainly been a factor
from some of our clients who have been
waiting on the outcome of the court deci-

AA and Al Anon
The AA (Alcoholics Anomyous)
group of Marsh Harbour meets Mondays
and Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. at the Marsh
Harbour Community Library.
The AlAnon group of Marsh Harbour
meets the third Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.
each month at the Marsh Harbour Com-
munity Library.
The AA group in Hope Town meets
Mondays and Wednesdays and Fridays
at 6 p.m. at the Hope Town Library.
The AA group and the A1Anon group
meet in the Treasure Cay Community
Center on Mondays at 7:30 p.m.
Please call 357-6511 for additional

sions, but with the Prime Minister's full
support we have already felt a nice surge
from people saying they are excited to
come visit Baker's Bay," he added.
With the new turn of events at Baker's
Bay and the hopeful rush in sale of their
multi-million dollar properties, it will lead
to a huge impact on the economy of Abaco
and a nice benefit to the Treasury.
The average price of property at Bak-
er's Bay is $4 million of which 10 per-
cent immediately goes to the government
through stamp tax. Baker's Bay has some
400 such properties to sell. This is not to
take into account the re-sales, real prop-
erty taxes and tariffs on building supplies
that the Treasury will also reap from this
project. In the next 10 years Baker's Bay
can easily drop 100 million dollars into the
Treasury and that doesn't even take into
account the figure into the local economy.
Mr. O'Callaghan said that a large portion
of the rest of that $4 million will stay on
Abaco through community infrastructure
and amenities.
With potential prospects spending this
much money on a piece of property and the
potential impact to the local and national
economy, it is even more reason to speed
up the repairs and renovations at the Marsh
Harbour airport. The majority of Baker's
Bay clients fly in privately and the Marsh
Harbour airport leaves a lot to be desired
when it comes to amenities and the surface
of the runway.
Mr. O'Callaghan said, "It (the Marsh
Harbour airport) is certainly something
we would like to see improved. We have
got an enormous project going on here at
Baker's Bay with close to $400 million of
infrastructure. We first have to finish the
marina and golf course. We would like to
see the airport improved quickly and our
members would also because a number of
them fly in privately, but it is not some-
thing we have looked at making a financial
commitment to right now. A new runway
and airport will help business dramatically.
A lot of people who fly in are already con-
sidering going to Treasure Cay where the
runway is longer and better taken care of,"
he concluded.

The Audobon Society holds bird counts around the world at Christmas time. This year
Abaco has completed one count in South Abaco and will have another count at the end
of the year in North Abaco.
By Mirella Santillo out how many migrant species they would
Sixteen people including one child encounter.
gathered at the Y in South Abaco for the The official report will not be released
Audubon Society Christmas Bird Count. until the beginning of January, but ac-
The group divided into three sub-groups. cording to Mr. Patterson, there were less
Under the leadership of Mr. Reg Patter- species than previously recorded in other
son on group left for Sandy Point, the next Christmas counts. Mr. Johnson's team
one with Mr. Ron Pagliero went into the reported 42 species and a very large num-
forest of the Abaco National Park, and ber of birds, over 300, among them over
the last one, led by Mr. Ricky Johnson, 30 turkey vultures, close to 60 American
drove north towards Crossing Rocks. coots, 50 sanderlings, 20 Bahama swal-
It was a nice, breezy morning, perfect lows and 15 stripe headed tanagers. The
for bird watching. Besides recording the highlight of the trip for the Crossing
official count for the Audubon Society, Rocks' team was the observation of two
the ornithologists were interested to find immature ibises.

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January 1, 2008


New Vision's Christmas Musical

By Samantha V. Evans
For the 14h year New Vision Ministries
has been performing the program Heaven
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decorated church in green, gold and red was
covered with lights as the church quickly
filled to capacity on the cool December
18th. Figurative angels and carolers were
placed on the stage decorated to look like
a street corner affixed with two lit crosses.
There were great performances and music
all night as members of the church and vis-
iting friends brought Christmas songs in
rock, contemporary Christian, country and
non-traditional music. Some of the per-
formers were Briana and Rebecca, Tonya
Patterson, Ameli, Dillon Sawyer, Rhonda
Bill, Alex and Ashley and a dance by Zin-
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the M.C. and stated that many persons try
to take Christ out of Christmas but at his
church, they have made a commitment to
declare His precious name. In fact, they
believe that Christ is the Christmas gift.
Chris Pinder, the youth pastor of the
church, made an appeal to the persons
present to give a gift of love this Christ-
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A Lone Sailor and the Sea

By Robert Wilson
During a weekend holiday wine tasting
at Tupp's, an upscale shop along restau-
rant row in Marsh Harbour, I met a young
lady who was seemingly alone and asked,
"Which wine are you sampling?"
"The Smoking Loon Cabernet," she re-
plied, and the conversation continued with
introductions and the usual questions of
interest to most of us cruising in The Baha-
mas. "First time on Abaco, where are you
from and how long do you plan to stay?"
It was not until the subject of boats came
up that I realized the important lessons that
would come from a chance meeting with
Suzanne Rilling, a special needs teacher
from Wilmington, NC. She arrived from
the U.S. by air the previous day. Her hus-
band, Christian Koch, was to sail Camelot,
their 44-foot sailboat from Inlet Watch
directly to Marsh Harbour, single-hand-
edly. She had cast his lines early on a cool
Thursday morning and promised to meet
him in Marsh Harbour five days later.
Christian is an experienced sailor and was
looking forward to his third trip between
North Carolina and The Bahamas. Suzanne
was confident that his German up-bringing
and fastidious nature would have him well
prepared with what would be required to
complete the 580-mile journey.
The weather forecasters had predicted
favorable conditions in the Atlantic. There
was a low pressure system 300 miles north,
but Christian was heading east to eliminate
the northerly effects of the Gulf Stream,
and once clear, he would turn south to-
ward his final destination. With full sails,
the boat could easily make 7 or 8 knots and
the open ocean afforded Koch the seren-
ity and the adventure he had missed while
being ashore. Being knowledgeable of the
shipping channels and coastal port desti-
nations, he quickly established a sleeping
pattern that kept him "on watch" as he ap-
proached the shipping lanes of Charleston
and Savannah and beyond that, it would be
wide open sea and smooth sailing. Or, so
he thought.
On Saturday, his third day at sea, the
weather changed. The winds increased and
the waves became more intense. Camelot
was rigged as a cutter which afforded her
skipper a variety of sail adjustments to con-
front the changing conditions, but during
the evening conditions worsened. The die-
sel engine helped to maintain course and
speed for several hours. But as the storm
continued to increase, Koch was fighting
a losing battle with Mother Nature. His

speed had dropped to three knots and his
chart notations indicated that he was con-
sistently being blown off course. To main-
tain an adequate supply of fuel, his only
recourse was to drop the sails, disengage
the engine and let the winds and seas carry
the 20-ton vessel where they may.
Holiday flight schedules in and out of the
islands had become equally confused. All
flights were booked with shoppers and va-
cationers coming into Marsh Harbour and
there was little or no flexibility. In order
to meet her husband on Monday, Suzanne
had to take a Saturday flight. Being a well
seasoned and equally adventurous traveler
she would do some island-style Christmas
shopping and finish reading Power to Hurt,
a novel by Darcy O'Brien she had begun
at home. She managed to secure a room
at the Lofty Fig, just down the road from
Monkey's Uncle and Tupp's.
Carolyn, my wife and mate for 20 years,
volunteers at Every Child Counts in Marsh
Harbour, and was particularly interested
in Suzanne's similar teaching experience
in North Carolina. As we sampled cheeses
and various wines the evening we met, the
conversation quickly led to a professional
kinship and as the evening waned, we ex-

Husband and wife, Christian Koch and
Suzanne Rilling, are reunited in Marsh
Harbour after he was alone on the seas
between North Carolina and Abaco and
overdue by several days.

changed contact information and Carolyn
invited Suzanne to visit us aboard Sea Is-
land Girl if she needed anything. A knock
on our hull, the following afternoon, en-
gaged us in what was to become a 24-hour
search for Camelot and her single crew
Far out in the Atlantic Christian Koch
attempted to read while riding out one of
the most intense storms he had experienced
during his 35 years of sailing. The winds
had increased above 30 knots and an oc-
casional 40-foot wave would lift the boat,
then send her crashing down into a deafen-
ing pit of salt water. The boat had been
pushed north uncontrollably by the forces
against her hull and the skipper realized
it would take days to regain the distance
lost. There was no means of contacting Su-
zanne, nor any idea as to when the horrific
ordeal would end.
As our new boat guest settled in, she
was confident Christian would arrive the
next morning. She and Carolyn did what
they could to occupy the time and focused
their attention on recent novels, shell col-
lecting and the opportunities teachers have
dealing with the parents of their students.
We shared some of our more memorable
cruising experiences and even taught Su-
zanne to Farkle, a favorite dice game. She
slept well the first night and did not ap-
pear overly concerned. The following day
we made several trips to the marina where
they were to have met, but no word. Her



apprehension was gaining strength two
days later, and I had decided it was time
to take action and filed a report with the
United States Coast Guard and Pattie Tol-
er, who is the local contact for Bahamas'
Air Sea Rescue. An all-points broadcast
was made to all ships, planes and VHF ra-
dio networks almost as soon as our report
was filed. Feeling somewhat more relieved
that she was doing everything possible, she
settled in for another night aboard Sea Is-
land Girl.
This had been my first experience deal-
ing with the USCG. As suspected, filing a
report was a lengthy and detailed process.
However, as I provided information about
the ship's EPIRB, it was refreshing to have
them recite accurate contact information
and verify addresses and phone numbers
that only Christian knew. The process in-
creased our confidence level and gave us
an insider look into the high degree of tech-
nology they can employ when necessary.
It had been a week, and we settled in for
a big breakfast aboard and listened to the
Abaco Cruisers' Net before heading back
over to see if any word had been received
at the marina. A follow-up alert was made
over the Net asking that everyone keep an
eye out for the 44-foot blue sailing ves-
sel Camelot. Anxiety had now reached a
high level and we tried to keep Suzanne

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The Abaconian January 1, 2008

Soca concert brought

famous musician to Abaco

The Royal Marsh Harbour Yacht Club held its annual Christmas party at Abaco Beach
Resort on December 11. During the short program, the club donated funds to two
volunteer services. Jessica Cooke and Charmaine Claridge accepted a check for the
Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire Department while David Ralph accepted a check for
BASRA (Bahamas Air Sea Rescue). On the left is Robert Wilson, Commodore of the
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By Julian Lockhart
Hundreds of Abaconians flocked to
Goombay Park on December 15 to enjoy
the Byron Lee and The Dragoners' first
performance on Abaco. Byron Lee and The
Dragoners is a legendary soca band from
Jamaica that has entertained Bahamians for
decades in New Providence and Grand Ba-
hama. The group was brought in by Black
Dragon Entertainment, a company run by
Franklyn Hall of Abaco and from the turn-
out and the fan participation the event was
definitely a success.
Bahamian Funky D got the crowd
worked up early as he did his stuff, getting
everyone prepared for the main act. With
Junkanoo pushed back until February, Ba-
hamians got a taste of cowbells and drums
for a little while this Christmas.
There was great music, lots of food and
drinks, and patrons said the group was very
entertaining. The concert ran smoothly and
Black Dragon Entertainment definitely
came up with a quality show. With Byron
Lee getting up in age, he has turned most
of the singing, dancing and playing over to

Funky D, a Bahamian entertainer, ap-
peared at the soca concert held in Marsh
Harbour on December 19 before Byron
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the younger members in his band. He did
make a cameo performance on stage, but
played his guitar for only a few songs.

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The Abaco Chmaber of Commerce made Mr. Cephas Cooper, Senior Administrator for
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Abaco Properties

Dundas Town Crown Alloment Appraisal $265,225.00
One two bedrooms, I bathroom, triplex. Approximately 9,000 sq. ft lot no. 18B
with an area for a small shop. Age-12 years the land is a portion of one of the
Dundas Town Crown Allotment parcels stretching from Forest Drive to Front Street,
being just under a quarter acre in size and on the lowside. A concrete block
structure, with asphalt shingle roof and L-shape in design with a total length of
70 x 26 ft. Plus 50 x 22 ft. 2,920 sq. Ft. the interior walls are concrete blocks;
ceiling is sheet rock and the floors of vinyl tiles.

Portion of Murnhv Town Crown

Allotment, Murphy Town, Abaco. Appraisal: $108,000
The property is 890 x 100 ft and rectangular in shape. The land is elevated
approximately 15 ft above road level and approximately 25 ft above sea level.
Located on this property is a 20 yr old three bedroom, two bathroom, living,
dining, kitchen and laundry room house. The structure requires much attention.

Eleuthera Properties

Lot No. 62, Lower Bogue Eleuthera Appraisal: $235,638
All that piece, parcel or lot of land and improvements in the settlement of Lower
Bogue, North Eleuthera, being No. 62, comprising of about 34,210 sq. ft This
Site encompasses a 12-year-old single storey home comprising of 4 bedrooms, 3
bathrooms, front room, dining, breakfast room, kitchen and laundry room with a
total living area of approximately 2,342.06. Property also includes a double car
garage and front entrance with a total sq. ft. of approximately 655.75. This home
is approximately 85% completed. The property is well landscaped with crab grass and some fruit trees.
Lot No. 7. Boiling Hole Subdivision Appraisal: $153,521.00
This property is situated on the western side of Eleuthera Highway in the
settlement of Lower Bogue.
All that piece, parcel or lot of land and inprovernents situated on the Island of
Eleuthera, North of Governor's Harbour, comprising of Lot No. 7 in the Boiling Hole
Subdivision and comprising of approximately 10,000 sq. ft,, this site encompasses
a 17-year old duplex with each unit consisting of 2 bedrooms, I bathroom, front
room, dining room and kitchen with a gross floor area of approximately 1,474,20
sq. ft, and covered porch area of approximately 164.70 sq. ft. This duplex was built in accordance with the plan and specification as
approved, and at a standard that was acceptable to the Ministry of Public Works. This structure is in good condition. Each apartment
could be rented at $800.00 per month. The land is landscaped and planted with ficus trees but needs some manicuring.
Eleuthera Lot No. I, Block No. 45 Appraisal: $151,007.00
All that place parcel or lot of land having an area of 9,644 sq, ft, being lot #1
In block 45, Section E In the subdivision called and known as Eleuthera Island
Shores Subdivision, situated In the vicinity of Hatchet Bay Harbour, on the Island
of Eleuthera, one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas. This site
encompasses a two-storey building which is approximately 14 yrs. old and Is
abandoned. There Is a wooden landing approximately 7'-4" wide by 20'-0" on
the upper level, approximately 1,610 sq. ft of enclosed living space, with 3-bedrooms, 2-bathrooms, front room, dining room, den,
kitchen, and utility room. The wooden porch on the upper level approximately 148 sq. ft. There Is also a water cistern under the dining
room floor area. All utilities and services available. This property is situated in Eleuthera Island Shores.

Long Island Properties

Hamilton's, Long Island Appraisal: $112,000.00.
All that piece parcel or lot of land and improvements
situated in the settlement of Hamilton's on the Island of
Long Island and comprising of approximately 13,547 sq.
ft. and is elevated approximately 7-8 ft above sea level.
This site encompasses a 35 yr. structure. A simple style
home consisting of two bedrooms, one bathroom, kitchen,
living and dining room. The home, however, is consisted of
2 separate constructions; 360 sq. ft of concrete construction
and 624 sq. ft of wooden construction. All amenities are to
the property such as electricity, water, cable and telephone. The property is accessed by the main Queen's Highway.

ExumaVacant Property

Island Harbour Beach, Exuma Appraisal: $80,000
All that parcel or lot of vacant land containing 10,000 (80'x 100') sq. ft. being lot No. 9, Block 2, Island Harbour Beach Subdivision
situated the western most portion of the Hermitage Estate, Little Exuma, Bahamas. The property is located on an unpaved road
known as Stocking Road. The property also has a commanding view of the ocean.

Abaco Vacant Property
Blackwood, Abaco Appraisal: $219, 354.40
All that lot of land having an area of approximately 258,064 sq. ft This property is yet to reach its highest and best use. It is
ideally suited to single or multi-family development as is the nature of surrounding properties within the community. The
site may also serve well as a commercial site as the area remains un-zoned the property remains largely in its original state. It
is covered with low brush and broad leaf coppice vegetation interspersed with broad strands of mature yellow pine indigenous to the
area. The property is well drained and represents no immediate flooding danger under normal conditions. The subject property is vacant
and is situated at the southeastern entrance of the community of Blackwood, Abaco. The property is undivided and comprises
approximately 6 acres of a larger tract of land of approximately 26 acres.

New Providence Vacant Property
Lot B, Wilson Street, Rock Crusher Appraisal: $97,214
All that lot of land having an area of 10,498 sq. ft. being Lot B, between the subdivison known a Rock Crusher and in teh vicinity of
Perpall Tract situated in teh western district of New Prividnence, Bahamas. This property is zoned multi-family / single family. Also
located on this property is a structure comprising of a duplex at foundation level under construction, and consisting of approximately
1,566 sq. ft. of enclosed living space with a patio consisting of 270 sq. ft. The starter bars are in place and foundation poured.
Traveling west on Farrington Road take a right after the PLP Headquarters, go about midways through to Wilson Street. Go through
the corner all the way to the dead end. The property is located behind the chain link fence at the back of the yard.

New Providence Properties

Kennedy Subdivision Nassau Appraisal: $188,406.00
Lot no. 21 all utilities available 10 year old single story house, 3 bedroom 2
bathroom, living dining area, family room, kitchen, study, laundry and an entry
Heading west along Soldier Road take main entrance to Kennedy Subdivision on
the left, then take the Ist corner on the left, then Ist right. House is second on
your right with garage.

Lot No. 1490 Appraisal: $162,400.00
Golden Gates Section 2 All that lot of land having an area of 6,000 sq. ft. Being
l jiS s l lS ot no. 1490 of the subdivision known and designated as Golden Gates, the said
subdivision situated in the southwestern district of New Providence, Bahamas.
This property is comprised of a 25-yr-old single family residence consisting of
approximately 2.480 eq. ft. of enclosed living with three bedrooms three
bathrooms, living room and kitchen. The land is on a grade and level; however,
the site appears to be sufficiently elevated to disallow the possibility of flooding
during annual heavy rainy periods of the year. The grounds are fairly kept with
improvements including driveway, walkway and low shrubs. Yard is enclosed on one side with 5-foot chain link fencing and a low
cement block wall to the front.
Traveling west on Carmichae! Road turn left, then right onto the service road opposite Bahamas Faith Ministries Complex, then first left
again after passing clico and pre-school. The subject house is the 6th house left painted green trimmed white.
Lot No. 130, St. Andrews Beach Estates Appraisal: $245,237.00
All that lot of land having an area of 8,100 sq ft, being lot no. 130 of the
subdivision known and designated as St. Andrews Beach Estates, the said
i i subdivision situated in the eastern district of New Providence, Bahamas. Located
mat i --[ i on the subject property is a structure comprising of an approximately 12 yr. old
duplex apartment consisting of approximately 2,072 sq. ft of enclosed living space
which includes one 3-bedroom I-bath, living, dining rooms, kitchen and utility
room, and one bedroom, I-bath, living /dining rooms and kitchen. The land is on a grade and level; however, the site appears to be
sufficiently elevated to disallow the possibility of flooding during annual heavy rainy periods of the year. The grounds are fairly kept;
the yard is enclosed with chain link fencing at the sides and back with gated access on both sides of the property. The front lawn
section is not enclosed.
Traveling east on Yamacraw Hill Road take the third corner right with sign for St Andrews Beach Estates, then take first left, then first
right, the subject property is the 2nd property on the left side painted beige trimmed orange.

Road Appraisal $303,000
The subject property consisting of 8,400 sq ft is developed with a split level home
with 1925 sq ft of floor area on the ground floor, a porch area of 437 square feet
and second floor area of 735 square feet. The building is of sound construction
and completed in its entirety. The ground floor comprises 2 bedrooms, one bath,
a kitchen, dining and family room. The second floor comprises two bedrooms, one
bath, living and dining areas. Directions to property: Heading East on Soldier, turn

EleutheraVacant Property

North Eleuthera Heights, Eleuthera Appraisal $41,275.00
Lot #20 approximately 11,200 sq. ft. and bounded on north by Early Settler Drive and south by Deal Investment Ltd. This is single
family zoning and 50 ft above sea level. This site encompasses a foundation with plumbing and roughing in place and well compacted
quarry fill. The concrete floor has not been poured as yet. The foundation is 2,511 sq. ft. Lot # 20 situated 1/5 miles eastwardly of
the Bluff Settlement. The said lot is vacant and on a hill overlooking the Atlantic Ocean

Lot. I lOB, Palmetto Point Appraisal: $72,000
All that piece, parcel or lot of vacant land containing 9,000 and being lot No. IOB situated north of Ingraham's Pond and easterly of
Palmetto Point, on the Island of Eleuthera, one of the islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, and is bounded and abutting as
follow: on the north by Lot No. 3B and running thereon for a distance of 90 ft on the East by Lot No, I IB and running thereon for a
distance of 100 ft.; on the south by a 20 ft wide road reservation and running thereon 90 ft. on the west by Lot No. 9B running thereon
for a distance of 100 ft, the said lot is overgrown with shrubs and is in close proximity to a white sandy beach. This neighbourhood
is zoned residential development and is quiet and peaceful with a topography of approximately 50 ft and because of this there is no
danger of flooding. The area is approximately 80 percent developed with all utilities and services available.
Mutton Fish Point, North Eleuthera Appraisal: $51,421.00
Al the piece, parcel or lot of vacant land containing 44,714 sq. ft, and designated E which forms a portion of land known as "Mutton
Fish Point" situated about two miles northwestward of the settlement of Gregory Town on the Island of Eleuthera, one of islands of
the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, and is bounded and abutting as follows: Northwardly by the land now or formerly the property
of Coridon Ltd. and running thereon for a distance of 393.13 feet; outwardly by a 30' wide road reservation and running thereon
for a distance of 402.57 ft eastward by the main Queen's Highway and running thereon for a distance of 109.73 ft westwardly by
land now or formerly the property of Caridon Limited and running thereon for a distance of 110.75 ft. This property having an area
of approximately 44.714 sq. ft This neighbourhood is zoned commercial/residential development and is quiet, peaceful and has a
topography of approximately 2 ft with all utilities and services available.
Mutton Fish Point North Eleuthera Appraisal: $51,421.00
All that piece, parcel or tract of land containing one acre situated about 2 miles northwest of the settlement of Gregory Town on the
island of Eleuthera, one of the islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas and is bounded and abutting as follows; Northwesterly
by the main Queens Highway and is running thereon for a distance of 125.462 feet northwestward by the land now or formerly the
property of Coridon Limited, and running thereon for a distance of 390.274 ft: southwestwardly by a 30' wide road reservation and
running thereon for a distance of 128,128 ft; Southeastwardly by the lend now or formerly the property of the Vendor and running
thereon for a distance of 322.955 ft This property having area of approximately 44,847.76 sq ft. This eighbourhood Is zoned commercial
development end is quiet and peaceful with a topography of approximately 2 ft with all utilities and services available This lot is vacant
land and is located In the area known an "Mutton Fish Point."
Mutton Fish Point, North Eleuthera Appraisal $51,276.00
All that place, parcel or lot of vacant land and improvements containing approximately 44,587 sq,. ft and designated 'F' which forms a
portion of land known as "Mutton Fish Point" situated about two miles northwestward of the settlement of Gregory Town on the Island
of Eleuthera, one of the islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, and bounded and abutting as follows:- Northwardly by the land
now or formerly the property of Coridon Limited, and running thereon for a distance of 383.56 ft; southwardly by land now or formerly
the property of Caridon Limited and running thereon for a distance of 393.19 ft, eastwardly by the main Queen's Highway and running
thereon for a distance of 113.40 ft westwardly by land now or formerly the property of Coridon Limited and running thereon for a
distance of 113.40 ft This neighbourhood is zoned commercial / residential development and is quiet, peaceful and has a topography
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Kept Yard Winner

The Ministry of Tourism, Abaco office, sponsored a competition in Murphy Town and
Dundas Town for the Best Kept Yard. In Murphy Town the winner was Paula Rolle. She
is being presented here with a sign to signify her win. Presenting the sign were repre-
sentatives of Tourism, Friends of the Environment, Local Government and Administrator
Cephas Cooper. Cash and other prizes were given for the best yard.

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Royal Bahamas Police
held tree lighting ceremony
The Royal Bahamas Police
Force, Abaco area, held a
tree lighting ceremony on
December 13 at the station
in Dundas Town. The Royal
Bahamas Police Community
Band performed and the par-
ents and friends of the band
members appreciated their
performance. During a short
program the audience sang
Christmas carols and Pas-
tor Silbert Mills gave a short
message. The tree was lit by
Juliun Thompson shown here
with Supt. Wayne Miller,
Chief of Police on Abaco.
Refreshments were served

For Lease:


in Guana Cay

Huge Potential!

Call 365-5238


A loose palette of ANTIQUE BOAT LIGHTS shipped to the MH
Public Dock on the Tropic Dawn on October 30, 2007.
Please contact Leazona Richard of Abaco Pathfinders
Scholarship Foundation @ 567-6279 with any information on
these items. The proceeds from the sale of these items will
help to provide an education for the students of Abaco.

You can now find your
favourite newspaper

The Tribune

and your favourite magazines
at these great locations:



Page 24 Section B The Abaconian

January 1, 2008

January 1, 2008 The Abaconian

Paqe 25 Section B

UNw2i ...

Hasty decisions are adverely affecting Abaco

By Julian Lockhart
In January 2007 the government of The
Bahamas and the Minister of Agriculture
and Marine Resources, the Hon. Leslie
Miller, put into effect new regulations to
protect the waters of the Bahamas from
poaching and over fishing. Changes were
needed to allow our grandchildren and fu-
ture generations an opportunity to enjoy
the same bounty from the oceans as we
have and generations before us have.
Fishing guidelines and regulations are
obviously needed but it was apparent that
the government did not get input from
the population at large, sports fishermen,
guides or marinas before creating these
new regulations. This was a hasty decision
by government to prove to the people that
it was protecting their interests, present
and future.
However, all these regulations did was
cause an uproar amongst the sports fishing
community and leave a number of wealthy
foreign sports fishermen deciding to go
elsewhere instead of coming back to The
Bahamas year after year as they have in
the past.
The new government has revamped

these regulations and is hoping that the
changes that have been made have changed
the perception foreign sports fishermen
gained this past year.
Kevie Thomas of the Abaco Beach Re-
sort, the largest marina on Abaco, said it
will be over a year before they regain, if
they ever do, the clientele they lost because
of the fishing regulations. That facility is
already behind 1,000 slip nights from this
time in 2006 and the numbers may continue
to drop until visitors know that the govern-
ment realized that foreign fishing interests
are also a very strong, viable contributor to
the Bahamas' economy.
With those slip nights now lost, that is
hundreds of thousands and maybe millions
of dollars that the economy of Abaco will
lose because governments do not have fore-
sight when they are making decisions. The
local economy of Marsh Harbour will be
affected as a result of the restrictive regula-
tions, there is no way around it, as restau-
rants, shops, taxis and grocery stores will
see their profit margin affected adversely
from the previous year.
It is never good to just focus on today's
economy at the detriment of tomorrow's

environmental impact, but when making
decisions that will probably affect the pock-
etbooks of people, shouldn't those people
have some say in those decisions. It is time
for the government of The Bahamas to give
the people a chance to make the decisions
which will affect their future and allow
them to vote through referendums before
they make hasty decisions in Parliament.
If Mrs. Thomas is right and it takes over
a year before these changes in the regu-
lations are felt in a positive way, then it
will definitely be felt throughout the local
economy in Abaco. It is a positive turn
that the current government did make the
changes but when will governments stop
many mistakes. It is time to put the future
of Bahamians in the hands of Bahamians
and allow them to vote for what they feel
is best for the present and for the future of
their kids.
The fishing regulations are necessary
and will help preserve the marine resourc-
es in the Bahamas for future generations,
but being so restrictive only put a sour taste
in visitors' mouths and can do more dam-
age that help.
Bahamians need to speak up and put a

stop to governments making decisions that
affect us without having a say in those deci-
sions. Don't forget that government is here
to serve us and not the other way around. It
was voted in for a purpose and let's make
them remember what that purpose is.

Building Permit
A small concrete block building was
recently built beside Gino's Restaurant
on Don MacKay Boulevard in Marsh
Harbour. It was discussed at the Central
Abaco District Council in the Novem-
ber 29, 2008, meeting that the members
believed that the building did not have
a building permit. Subsequently, a per-
mit application of December 2002 was
shown giving approval for a 264-square-
foot wooden addition to the restaurant.

Remember to

Buckle Up

Guana Freight Services
Regular Freight Runs to Guana & Scotland Cay
Monday thru Friday Charters & Water available on request
Phone or Fax guanafreight@hotmail.com
Rich or Melena at
Great Guana Cay

Houses and Land For Rent and For Sale

Minimum for 3 lines in one issue $9
Picture and 4 lines $25
Additional lines at $2 per line
Display classified $18 per column
We can take the photo within the Marsh
Harbour area or use your photo.
Call 242-367-2677 Fax 242-367-3677

BAHAMAS VACATIONS 100+ private Out
Island homes, resorts, villas for rent. Free list-
ing. Call 1-800-462-2426
Central Pines Estates, 2 bed/ 1 bath, newly
furnished, washer & drier, split unit A/C, Phone
and cable ready. Fenced-in grassed yard. Ready
now. First, last & security to move in. Call
Bemadette Hall on 367-0699 for applicaton
Great Cistern 2 br 1 bath apt, Beautifully
furnished, $1500 per month. Ph 225-1697 or
Great Cistern waterfront 3 bedroom, 3 bath,
furnished, available Jan. 08. $2100/month. FLS
Ph. 305-896-3223
Hope Town Specialist. A collection of upscale
homes with pools, private docks, etc., ideal
for special occasions, reunions, honeymoons.
Hope Town Hideaways 242-366-0224 or hope-
Marsh Harbour Gov. Subdivision 2 bed-
room 1 bath apt. For more info call 367-2951
or 367-2633

Marsh Harbour Regattas condo upscale
1,150 sq. ft. 2 bed 2 bath beachfront apartment.
Quality built interior, modem, luxury amenities.
$2,800 p/m. Call 367-5046
Marsh Harbour, 2 bed/ 2 bath, brand new,
unfurnished, located off Stede Bonnet Drive.
Price $1200/ mo. Call 357-6608 cell/ Treco
Marsh Harbour Townhouse, new, large 2 bed,
2 1/2 bath tastefully furnished, central air, with
beautfiul harbor view, in heart of Marsh Har-
bour, very near Abaco Beach Resort Hotel and
Marina and close to all restaurants, nightlife,
car and boat rentals. Only $1500/ month. Call
359-6455 or 362-1021
Marsh Harbour 2 bdrm fully furnished apt in
Regattas. Turn key with pillow top mattresses,
rattan furniture, flat screen TV and DVD play-
er. Pool and tennis courts on property. Move
in today. Call Billy Albury 242-557-2008 or
Michael Albury at 577-0700 for full details
Sweeting Village, Marsh Harbour, newly
refurbished/ fully furnished, 2 bed/ 2 bath, gen-
erator, well water/ RO system, water softener,
8' wooden fenced backyard enclosure, 50' patio
in back yard, storage house. $2,200/ mo. Must
see to appreciate. Call 357-6608 cell/ Treco
Near Treasure Cay 2 bed, 2 bath, furnished
waterfront cottage. $1,000 per month. 365-
8506/ 365-8582

Blackwood, Abaco, 3 cottages, all rented.
$330,000 net Call 359-6234 or 365-8622 after
Elbow Cay's Best Houses and Land, rentals
and sales, Hope Town Hideaways. Call 242-
366-0224 or fax 242-366-0434. On the internet
at www.hopetown.com
Elbow Cay lot, filled side lot, 100' x 124' Lu-
cayos Subdivision #2, shared dock & boat basin,
paved road. $169,000 Tel: 386-441-7041
Great Guana Cay
* 5 houses for sale, call for details
0 60 lots starting at $125,000 and up
* Ocean lots starting at %575,000
* Hilltop lots starting at $155,000
* Bay lots starting at $375,000
Contact 365-5181 or 367-2719
Hope Town, Abaco, hillside lot 100'x124',
Lucayos Subdivision No. 2, Shared dock, boat
basin, paved road. $169,000 Call 386-441-7041
or coconutcliff@aol.com

Man-O-War 8 acres sea to sea, 4 cottages, will
divide. 100 ft. dock, 800 ft water front. Contact
242-357-6700 or 772-321-5613

Marsh Harbour, Cove Estates House 3 bed/
2 /2 bath, also 1 bed/ 1 bath apartment. Call
367-5586 or 367-5354
Marsh Harbour Townhouse, large, 1500 sf.
harbour view, 2 bedrm, 2 1/2 bath with a study,
large attic, jacuzzi, in heart of beautiful Marsh
Harbour's tourist district, across from large re-
sort hotel and marina and close to all restaurants,
nightlife, car and boat rentals. Unit has weekly
rental income potential and long term executive
rental income possibilities. Great invetment.
$260,000 gross. Call 359-6455 of 362-1021
Scotland Cay Private island with runway and
airpark. Four building complex (sleeps 10) on
300' oceanfront beach. Ferry service. Tennis,
2 boats/protected dock, 2 golf carts, spa, pool
table, internet, TV, fireplace. Turnkey. Bruce
Burgess cell 954 632 4966, home 954 566 6096,
Details at www. summercampabacos.com
Scotland Cay 4 bedroom house on beach.
$860,000 Email: jimnav@msn.com
Tilloo Cay, Shore to shore properties on beauti-
ful Tilloo Cay, protected harbour high eleva-
tions, 2 vacant lots 1 with cottage and dock.
Prices start at $575,000 please call 367-2749
Sea Grape Realty
Treasure Cay, brand new luxury water front
condos with deep water docks. 1-800-545-0395
Treasure Cay luxury waterfront condo develop-
ment, protected harbour, deep water dock slip
and garage included. 866-631-6914 or 242-577-
0098 www.halyardquay.com

Dave Pritchard is no longer employed by
Xstream Pest Control, Ltd
However, your business is still very important to us.
For further pest control needs,

please call 366-0682 or 577-0259
Troy Pritchard, Proprietor


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The Abaconian January 1, 2008

Overdue From Page 20
on the positive. Christian was experi-
enced, the vessel was well equipped and
no news thus far could mean good news.
As we approached the Conch Inn Marina,
where he was expected, the dock-master lit
up as we entered the office. "He just heard
us talking about him on the Cruisers' Net
and called Pattie to say he was an hour out-
side the harbour!"
Prior to the announcement he had no
knowledge that everyone had been con-
cerned and that a boat watch has been is-
sued. It was evident that the boat took a
beating the Bimini had become dislodged,
his sail furling line was in shatters and the
cover for a brand new hawse pipe had been

washed overboard. And although there was
water in the cabin down below, Christian
appeared unscathed by the ordeal. In fact,
as he pulled into his slip at 0930, his first
words were "I guess it's too early for a
The couple wishes to thank everyone
involved; and although Mother Nature
seemed to be the culprit, they hope that
others can benefit from this experience.
"Some things we did right, others we just
have to improve on," they relayed. And
now to celebrate the New Year Camelot
is en-route to Georgetown in the Exumas,
and happily there are two adventurous and
grateful persons aboard.

Student Update
of Green
in July
with a
4.0 GPA
from Florida Metropolitan University with
a bachelors degree in hospitality manage-
ment. Roger married Suke, a young lady
from Venezuela, on April 1, 2007. The
couple resides in Palm Beach Gardens,
Florida, and Roger is employed full time at
the Breakers Hotel in Palm Beach.

Eastern Abaco Region of

The Methodist Church
Rev. Dr. Stephen Hale, Circuit Minister
C Iu rch http://www.eastemabacomethodist.com/

If you would like your church listed here, call 367-2677

Epwormn tnapel
Cherokee Sound
Sunday Services
11 a.m. & 7 p.m.
Mission House 366-2249

Cell 466-9090
All are welcome
to worship
with us
St. Andrews Methodist
Dundas Town
Sunday Services
11 a.m & 7 p.m.
Office 367-3050
Manse 367-4647 M

St. James Methodist
Hope Town
Sunday Services 9:30 & 11
Mission House 366-0400

business service

We exist to:
Reach, Develop,
Train, Love
and Send 4
Weekdays (Prayer Meeting)
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 5:00 a.m.
Monday Night 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Night F.T.H. 7:00 p.m.
Friday Youth Night 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Thursday Family Night

For Transportation call Rev. Jerry Cornish at 367-2457
or 367-4719 (church) or contact Bro. Val Nesbitt at 367-5565
Bishop Anthony Campbell
242-367-4718 or cell phone 242-457-5565 Dtcog@coralwave.com


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




Marble Granite Ceramic
Porcelain Mud Work Kitchens
Bathrooms Entire Home
L Cll: 477-5966
Office: 367-0630

Simcoe Jewellers
Fine Repairs to Jewellery Watches
Antique Clocks Barometers
Music Boxes Instruments
and other fine mechanisms
Derek Albury 367-3098
Memorial Plaza, Marsh Harbour

Sick Copier?
Call the Copier Doctor
We make house calls!
Most brands serviced
We make business quality rubber stamps:
Deposit Stamps, Daters, Address Stamps
Self-inking and traditional styles
Call 367-4709

Trapic l $uvenir
Straw Baskets Shirts Hats
Casual Wear Gifts Souvenirs
Located Don MacKay Blvd. and Airport
Phone 367-2431 Marsh Harbour
Mon Sat 7:30 -5 Sun 10 -5
Visa and MasterCard Accepted


Troy P itchard Technician
The eest in fPest!!!
Hope Town, Abaco
Tel: 366-0682
Cell: 577-0259
Email: jabbyfamily@hotmail.com

Big Cat Equipment
Rentals: Backhoe, D3 Tractor,
Payloader, Dump Truck
Services: Land clearing, Trenching
Fill, rock and sand

l. l Fax: 242-367-2464
Tel: 242-367-2655 367-5250
Cell #: 477-5322 359-6839

Passion Flower
Located opposite
Bellevue Business Depot
Ph: 367-3166
Open Mon-Fri 8:30 am 5:30 pm
Sat 10:30 am 5 pm.
Fridays 4:30 5:30
Happy Hour on cut flowers, 15% off
Arrangements 10% off

B's Sunrise
Souvenirs Cuban Cigars Casual Clothing
T-Shirts Venus Swimwear Jewelry
Children's Clothing and lots more...
Located in Simmon's Plaza next to Snack Shack
Mon -Sat 9 -5 Phone:(242) 367-4822

Sparkle Professional
Cleaning Service
Specialized in cleaning newly con
structed buildings residential and
commercial Window cleaning
Serious inquires Call 367-0333 Cell 559-8538

A subscription to

The Abaconian
is your best way to keep up with
the growth of Abaco. Get infor-
mation on:
* Government projects
* Immigration policies
SConstruction projects
* Resort & restaurant changes
* Road, airport & dock uipgrades
* Local Government decisions
* Community events
* Airline changes
* New business ventures
* Electric and phone policies
See Section A page 9
for information

New Vision Ministries

H N Our Mission
"Turning people into
devout followers of
Jesus Christ"

Sunday Worship 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Kids' Korner 9:30 a.m.
Tuesday Interactive Bible Study 7:30 p.m.
Thursday Prayer Time 12:10 p.m. & 7:30 pm
Friday Youth Night (high school & up) 7:30 p.m.
D Pastors / Leaders
Derek Benjamin Ted Pearce David Lowe
Youth Pastor: Chris Pinder
For Directions call 242-367-3324


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January 1, 2008 The Abaconian

Page 27 Section B

Cancer Society erected tree
Jinil----- ^r -- -ilLL -- w

Winner Got Tickets to Dolphin Game

Bristol Wines and Spirits
had a football promotion-
al program this fall. For
each bottle of Miller Beer
bought at Snappas, D n R
Sports Bar and Eric's Pub
in Sandy Point, the person
received a raffle ticket. The
winner, Robert McKinny of
Sandy Point, won the Mill-
er's Beer drawing at Eric's
Pub. He is being presented
with his tickets to a Dolphin
game and an airline ticket
by the Marsh Harbour store
manager Tawnique Clark.
He enjoyed his trip to Mi-
ami early in December.

Intc ,Uantce JIULcLy, /c1UUoI UtIU.nII, UiJJsLJLU fViH (nacUU UttIIK IYUg I J i uI UItaI Uy C -C/Lt
ing a Christmas tree in Abaco Shopping Centre. Shown are Mrs. Nadine Beneby, Mrs.
Raychelle Albury and Mrs. Isobel Sherman

Slaoz liu l I*aU

Items for Sale. Commerce

Minimum for 3 lines in one issue $9
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

Position available at the Green Turtle Club
on Green Turtle Cay for a "Line Cook."
Possible housing available for single individual.
Salary based on experience. Resumes should be
forwarded to Lynn Johnson, General Manager
. Contact info lynn@greenturtleclub.com or
via fax 242-365-4272
Wanted PADI Divemaster or Rescue diver
to work for small out island dive company.
Only drug-free Bahamian applicants need
apply. Accommodations provided. Fax resume
to 242-365-5121
Wanted young person with boating
experience and good swimming ability to
train to work as crew on dive boat. Only
drug-free Bahamian applicants need apply.
Accommodations provided. Fax resume to
Seeking Professional Bookkeeper, must be
proficient in QuickBooks & Excel. Resumes
along with references should be delivered to
Bahama Beach Club Resort, Treasure Cay,
Internet Based Business!
Control your own legal, worldwide, internet
based business from your Island Home or Boat.
All you need is a computer and internet connec-
tion. www.islandincome.com

Personal Assistant for hire. Run errands, pay
bills, light shopping, light housework, pick up
your kids from school. Contact Ms. Sands @
357-6842 References Available

4 Post Bamboo Day Bed $1000 Water Hya-
cinth Queen Bed $1200 For more information
call 367-0521
2 4-seater dining sets $200 each. 1 coffee table
$35. Call 357-6536
TV, brand new in box, element 32" HDLCD
$1000 Screw driver set in box New in box
$100 Call 366-4037

For all your vertical and mini-blind needs
contact Sidney Albury at 367-2091 or 367-2031.
Sales and Service

30 K Diesel Generator $6000. Ph 559-9749


96 Honda Accord, right hand drive, silver.
$6,000 OBO Call 357-6836
98 Toyota Rav 4, A/C, power windows and
locks, CD player. Ph: 475-2345, 436-1372
00 Dodge Caravan, white, approx. 75,000
miles, fair condition. $10,000 OBO Call 367-
00 Suzuki Baleno $4,500 OBO Call 559-

I- l

01 Buick Regal, fully loaded with leather in-
terior, sunroof, a/c, brand new 20" chrome
rims and tires. Very nice vehicle. Asking
$10,000. Call Terry 375-8840 day, 365-8865
after 6 pm
01 Mazda Tribute includes a set of factory
rims with new tires. Call 577-0297. Nicholas
Lowe Price: $13,000

Wanted Daysailer sailboat 18' to 27'. Good
condition. Ph 440-967-3935

13' Boston Whaler Dauntless w/ center con-
sole, 50 HP Mariner outboard, good condition,
in White Sound, Elbow Cay. $4,500. Call 386-
673-4450 or email bill@wrarmstrongpa.com
16' Hobie Cay with trailer, ready to sail.
$1,500 Ring James at 366-2023

V e LI lll l L

ial Service. Cars & Boats


17' Key West crawfishing boat, center con-
sole w/ 90 HP Mercury outboard with 100 on
engine. $11,000 Call 359-6574

18' Fiberglass w/ 55 Mariner. in excellent
condtion and great for crawfishing, etc. Call
366-2071 for price
19.5' Spanish Wells built boat 3 yrs. old,
115 HP 4 stroke Yamaha. Ready to fish. Call

20' Saga 20, 2000, 8' beam, 2'7" draft, built
in Norway, double-ender, cuddy cabin, inboard
diesel. 1/4 gal an hour, fully loaded. trailer
included. DUTY PAID. Perfect for Sea of
Abaco $26,900 Call 843-822-5544
22' Vintage Donzi with 150 Yamaha, One of a
kind fast, excellent ride & dry. Price $16,500.
Call Peter Sweeting @ 366-0501

23' Mako 140 HP Mercury, low hours. 10,000.
Contact National Marine for details 367-2326

23' Contender w/ 225 hp Yamaha ('97), alum.
trailer, electronics, outriggers, deep drop, fresh
water wash, console enclosure, canvas cover
DUTY PAID See at Marsh Harbour Boat Yard.
$29,000 OBO Call 239-410-5170 (Fla).
25' Mako 1979, center console, hydraulic
steering, VHF, fish finder, outriggers, down
rod, starboard hatch, Bimini top, cushions, all
in beautiful condition, 225 Evinrude engine just
completed serviced, bottom painted. $15,500
Call 365-8188
25' Sea Cat 1999, twin 130 HP Evinrudes,
2006, alum. trailer, all accessories included.
$40,000 Call 359-6574

26' 1999 Regulator, Twin 225hp Evinrude
ETEC motors. 1 year old, very low hours, 2
years left on warranty. T-top with outriggers,
rocket launcher seat, hydraulic steering, fresh
and saltwater washdown, livewell, trim tabs,
VHF radio, running lights, DUTY PAID. Fast,
smooth, exceptionally dry ride. Surprisingly
good on gas. Great for fishing or family cruis-
ing. $56,000. Call Jeff 366-0282
, Z=M,,,- k -

29' Strike, cuddy cabin, 1998, fiberglass hull
with trim, 330 HP Cummins diesel, recently
surveyed. $89,000 DUTY PAID 365-8349

30' Scarab with cuddy cabin, great condition.
Hull completely refurbished in 2006. Painted
white awlgrip, 2 bilge pumps, sound system,
VHF, new cushions, cosole cover, rocket
launcher seat, new battery switch and wiring.
Asking $16,000 OBO. Hull only. Call Charles
Pinder @ 357-6982

31'4" Stapleton Sportsfish, single CAT
3208T, 11' beam, 2 helms, 2 depth sounders,
VHF, CD/stereo, live well, salt water wash
down, heavy duty outriggers, Bahamian Regis-
tered. Asking $39,900. Call 242-366-0266
75' Steel Hull, "No Opinion," 22' beam,
2 baths, sleeps 9, 2 freezers, depth finder,
satellite radio, stove, microwave, 2 TV's, ice
machine, stand-up cooler, white & blue. Call
for info 333-5180, 551-0315, 359-7256


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Brand new, two story
home with 5 bedrooms
and 3 baths in 4,000 sq.
ft. of well-appointed
space. Set on an 18,700
sq. ft. lot overlooking an
incredible beach.
$849,900. Ref. AS10905

Well located waterfront
home featuring 3 bed-
rooms, 2 baths, a well
Equipped kitchen, large
living area, wrap-around
deck, amazing views
and possible dockage.
$1,275,000. Ref. PS10565

Elegant 4 bedroom, 4.5
bath golf course home
Sat the Ritz-Carlton man-
aged Abaco Club at
Winding Bay offering a
clubhouse, European
spa, tennis and beach.
S$4,495,000. Ref. AS10701

Amazing 3.64 acre prop-
erty featuring three sep-
arate cottages totaling 3
bedrooms, a private
dock, and views over
the Sea of Abaco, Tahiti
Beach and Tilloo Cut.
$1,100,000. Ref. AS10889

Unique 12.5 acre sea-to-
sea estate with a 2 bed-
room residence,
fantastic views, and a
boat basin. Ideal for a
private estate or com-
mercial development.
$12,950,000. Ref AS10867

One-of-a-kind 2 bed-
room, 2 bath rustic villa
on a 17,000 sq. ft. site el-
evated to 60 ft. provid-
ing wondrous views and
completed by a base-
ment and beach access.
$405,000. Ref. AS 10883

Beautiful open plan
home with 3 bedrooms
and 2 baths. This 2,216
sq. ft. home features an
apartment ideal for a
guest suite or rental unit
with income potential.
$450,000. Ref. AS10598

Choose from two 3 bed-
room, 2 bath newly built
cottages with varied in-
teriors. Enjoy great
views of the Atlantic and
Hope Town's harbour.
$995,000 each
Ref. PS10637 & PS10638

Luxurious Caribbean
style beachfront villa on
0.84 acres. This 5,750
sq. ft. home has 5 bed-
rooms, 4 baths, fully
equipped kitchen, and
wrap around porches.
$2,545,000. Ref. TS10581

Sea-to-sea retreat on a
3/4 acre lot within a
prestigious community.
Accented by a 2 bed-
room main house, sepa-
rate master suite, guest
cottage, and a boat lift.
$2,315,000. Ref. AS 10877

Collection of 2 bedroom
condos and 3 bedroom
penthouses overlooking
the sea in a gated de-
velopment offering a
. pool and private beach.
Starting at $445,000
Ref. AS 10890

Well built fourplex com-
prising four 2 bedroom,
1 bath units. Excellent
investment opportunity
with great rental income
potential. Just minutes
to the sea.
$460,000. Ref. AS10751

Well protected, 20,000
sq. ft. lot in the quiet
Buttonwood Subd. Just
moments away from the
community dock offer-
ing perfect dockage for
your runabout.
$145,000. Ref. PS10629

8.7 acre pristine water-
front property with a 20
ft. bluff and amazing
views. Great invest-
ment for a hideaway
home or a development
of subdivided lots.
$1,220,000. Ref. AB5145

Moderately sloping sea
view lot comprising
34,922 sq. ft. with easy
access to the beach and
the Abaco Club, and all
utilities. Ideal setting
for your dream home.
$425,000. Ref. AS10872

Beautiful 8 acre parcel
on pristine Basin Har-
bour Cay perfect for a
secluded getaway or an
eco-resort if purchased
and combined with ad-
jacent 9+ acre tract
$280,000. Ref. AS10897

Last chance to obtain a
homesite in the presti-
gious and gated Great
Abaco Club. This 7,630
sq. ft. canal lot has easy
access to pool, tennis
courts, and beach.
$399,500. Ref. AS10731

Gorgeous 15,500 sq. ft.
beachfront lot with 75 ft.
of amazing water
frontage, endless ocean
vistas, and views of
White Sound and Sea-
spray Resort.
$485,000. Ref. PS10618

Picture perfect 8,709 sq.
ft. lot in tranquil Little
Point. Near the beach
with superb views of the
Atlantic and Hope
Town's candy-striped
$179,500. Ref. PS10614

MER SOLEIL Great Abaco Club, Marsh Harbour
Executive 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath vacation home in a gated com-
munity. Recent swimming pool addition, ocean views and a 50
ft. layalong boat slip. Starting at $3,950/week. Ref. AR10556

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