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Title: Abaconian
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Publisher: David & Kathleen Ralph
Place of Publication: Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas
Publication Date: February 1, 2008
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Prime Minister met with department heads

Government leaders

The Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Hubert Ingraham. right, speaks with Administ
for South Abaco, Mr. Benjamin Pinder, left, and Senior Administrator for Ce
Abaco, Mr. Cephas Cooper, at the luncheon on January 8. In an open discussion
partment heads were able to voice their problems and concerns. Mr. Ingraham
of his plans for Abaco in many areas.

Keep Abaco Beautiful

makes spring plans

By Mirella Santillo
The Keep Abaco Beautiful Committee,
chaired by Ms. Bernadette Hall, met brief-
ly on January 10th to review the events
planned for the first quarter of 2008.
The main item on the agenda was recy-
cling and Mrs. Cha Boyce announced that
Friends of the Environment will be intro-
ducing a folding recycling bin for alumi-
num cans at the Reef Ball. These are for
outdoor use or use by businesses.
Mr. Paul Mills, representing a trash
pick-up and recycling company in Nassau,
is sponsoring a school competition to see
which school collects the most aluminum
cans. Twice a year the winning school will

receive $200.
Keep Abaco Beautiful has been cam-
paigning to enroll hotels and businesses
into recycling efforts. Ms. Hall mentioned
that so far only the Abaco Club at Wind-
ing Bay had agreed to start recycling alu-
minum cans. The Abaco Beach Resort is
considering the possibility of starting soon.
Recycling newspaper is an other project
being tackled by Ms. Olivia Patterson with
the help of Mr. Michael Parotti at Rocky
The Abaco Club at Winding Bay has

Please see KAB Page 26

learned of plans for Abaco
By Mirella Santillo large number of pu
To keep a promise he had made during He recognized that
his last visit to Abaco, the Prime Minis- the island had ove
ter came to Marsh Harbour on January 8th capacity" and went
to meet with the Heads of Departments. the immediate mea
While addressing the audience during the was in the process
three-hour luncheon meeting, the Prime improvement of the
Minister made it clear that he was well and some more rem
aware of the various problems facing the happen depending
fastest growing island of The Bahamas. the immediate proje
Forty-eight heads or senior members of a longer airport run
the various government agencies gathered way.
at the Abaco Beach Resort to hear the Rt. Mr. Ingraham en
Hon. Hubert Ingraham's views on Abaco's the areas that neede
growth and his projects regarding the much D Addressing the ]
needed infrastructural upgrades to accom- cal supply, the Prir
modate that development. He recognized that BEC will unde
rator that not all of it will be achieved during his cluding moving the
ntral political life. different location w
p, de The Prime Minister's first remark when ties to better serve t
e he took the stand was that Abaco might Pleasesee Ingrah
bring a lot of revenue, but that there was a

blic offices to support.
"the pace of growth on
ergrown our structural
on to outline some of
isures the government
of taking towards the
Island's infrastructure
Lote endeavors that will
on the budget. One of
ects, the construction of
Iway, is already under-

numerated one by one
d improvement.
lack of adequate electri-
ne Minister announced
ergo major changes in-
e generating plant to a
ith expansion capabili-
he community.
am Page 2

Florida's Governor fishes with

Prime Minister Ingraham
Florida's Governor
Charlie Christ was on
Abaco on January 11
and 12 to enjoy a day
of deep sea fishing.
He was on the sport-
fishing yacht Black
Gold docked at Aba-
co Beach Resort and
Boat Harbour. Mr.
Ingraham flew to Aba-
co to join Gov. Christ
in the fishing trip.
Mr. Hubert Ingraham
and the governor had
dinner at the Abaco
Club that night They
held informal discus-
sions on problems of
mutual concern. The
governor enjoyed his
stay at Abaco Beach

Police Superintendent Wayne Miller, Abaco's police chief, second from left, has been
transferred to Nassau. At a heads of department meeting he was presented with a gift
by government staff. He is shown here with Administrator Cephas Cooper, Adminis-
trator Theophilus Cox and Ms. Salomie Gibson with Social Services. He was hosted at

a farewell party at Government House.
Many came to say farewell to Supt.
Wayne Miller at a reception held at Gov-
ernment House in the evening of January
11th, not only the officers of the Marsh
Harbour Police Force but also heads of
departments, his fellow Rotarians and
many friends he had made during his
three years in office on Abaco.
Mr. Miller came to the island as As-
sistant Superintendent and left as Super-
intendent of Police. But what marked his

stay on Abaco, according to Mr. Bryan
Thompson, President of the Rotary Club,
is the way he became involved in the com-
munity not only as Chief of Police but as
a concerned human being.
As the guests climbed the steep stairs
of Government House, they were greeted
by the music of the Police Youth Band,
Supt. Miller "baby." A musician himself,
Please see Miller Page 6

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Ingraham From Page 7
To centralize the government servic-
es, a large facility will be built to house as
many government offices as possible with
the exception of the police. Abaco is the
only Family Island without a central facili-
ty for government agencies. Mr. Ingraham
mentioned that plans were in place in 1992
for a government complex but the govern-
ment that came into power in 2002 did
not implement these plans. Abaco needs
at least 16,000 square feet and maybe that
will not be enough to house all the govern-
ment agencies. He asked that all depart-
ments submit space requirements so that a
future government complex can be prop-
erly designed. He noted that a contract had
been let for the airport expansion in 2002
but the new government cancelled it and

Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham met with the
ments to hear from them and tell them of his
He is shown here with Mr. Frederik Gottlieb,
Bahamas Electricity Corporation.

forfeited a deposit. The police department
will remain separate; a lock-up facility on
Abaco might also be considered.
Mr. Ingraham mentioned several other
topics that concerned him.
Additional land must be made avail-
able for housing but government is not
anxious to reenter the business of building
houses. He was dismayed that tens of mil-
lions of dollars were spent on housing by
the previous government for which there
is no accounting and he is waiting for an
accounting of this money before expanding
with more subdivisions. He did mention
that 100 lots are scheduled for the Spring
City area and more lots are to be made
available in Central Pines Estates.
He expressed dismay at the helter-skel-
ter way in which Central Pines has been al-
lowed to grow. He said the next subdivision
will have much more planning in place for
single families, duplex-
es, apartment, busi-
nesses and other uses.
Town Planning has
made mistakes which
has disappointed him.
Government is looking
to entice John Schaef-
fer back to Ministry of
Works on Abaco as his
engineering expertise is
badly needed.
He announced the
opening the by-pass
road from the Marsh
Harbour airport round-
about to S.C. Bootle
heads of depart- Highway
plans for Abaco. Abaco's roads are
Chairman of the inadequate. Mr. Ingra-
ham feels that the sand-

and-seal road surface is no longer adequate
for the truck and vehicle traffic that are
now on our roads.
The condition in Mud and Pigeon Peas
is intolerable. He said that recent demoli-
tion in the Mud seemed to be well carried
out and a sensible act. He was pleased with
efforts to curtail control further expansion
in that area. The Prime Minister responded
to the request for guidelines regarding the
various Haitian communities saying that
the government was well aware of the en-
vironmental challenge of the Mud and the
Peas and other low land areas. Measures to
facilitate land purchase for the Mud and Pi-
geon Peas residents will be put in place as
well as regulations for the Sand Banks and

the citrus farm communities. "We brought
these people here," he reminded the audi-
ence. "The reality is that many have made
The Bahamas their home; they have the
right to live here."
The destruction of hills must stop. Al-
though this mining is necessary and pro-
vides economic opportunities, he does not
want the hills destroyed by indiscriminate
quarry operations.
He recognized a tremendous deficien-
cy of skilled persons on Abaco.
Mr. Ingraham wants to encourage Lo-
cal Government. "We are seeking to im-

Please see Ingraham Page 4

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February 1, 2008 The Abaconian

PM gave government plans for Abaco

Ingraham From Page 2
prove local government and would like to
encourage more people to come forward.
Generally speaking, we want to improve
all the services," he stated. "We are appre-
ciative of the service you give to the tour-
ists and encourage you to keep collecting
revenues," referring to customs, property
taxes and other revenue producing fees and
The health system is inadequate.
"When the FNM was kicked out in 2002,"
explained the Prime Minister, "We had
plans in tender for a new police station, a
hospital and a new airport. It is now 2007
and none of these buildings is in the pipe-
line. All the previous administration did
was to hire an architect for a mini-hospital.
Now we have to make a judgement on what
is going to be first, second or third."
Mr. Ingraham was dismayed at the
junk on the highway outside town. One
solution he mentioned would be a tax on
arrival to pay for ultimate disposal of cars,
appliances and other bulky items. It is
government's intention that junk cars be
removed. "We are going to remove all the
vehicles," he assured the group, "but we
expect you to keep it up."
Mr. Ingraham mentioned the poor
security arrangements now in place at the
Abaco airports. He thought that hiring
practices were politically motivated rather
than based on qualifications. His own ob-
servations based on traveling through these
facilities are that the security here is mar-
A question by BTC mentioned a freeze
on hiring but a need for more technicians
on Abaco. The eight technicians are hard

pressed to keep up with the demands. Mr.
Ingraham said privatization will proceed
this year and employment needs can be re-
viewed under new management.
Confronted with the dump and garbage
problem, the Prime Minister expressed his
discontent at what Environmental Health
had done. "They bastardized the system
and squandered our money. I do not want
to talk about it any further."
He wa willing to consider a few re-
quests but turned down most demands for
more staff by many departments. An ex-
ception was made for the Department of
Real Estate Taxes. The director pointed out
that he "had a staff of three 15 years ago
and still has a staff of three today." "I need
some revenue," answered Mr. Ingraham,
"so I am going to increase your staff to col-
lect revenues, only to collect revenues."
Touching the subject of taxes, the
Mr. Ingraham stated that it was not fair
that only in Nassau did Bahamian prop-
erty owners pay real estate taxes and that,
at some point, taxing Bahamian property
owners in the Family Island will have to
be considered.
Many departments felt that Abaco's
growth and subsequent demands on their
services required more staff. Mr. Ingra-
ham would like to find ways to hire quali-
fied local people when opportunities pres-
ent themselves in the various agencies.
However, government is reluctant to hire
more staff at this time.
To a question about civil servants in the
Family Islands who have trouble advanc-
ing due to a lack of training and education-
al facilities, Mr. Ingraham acknowledged
this deficiency and said steps will be taken
to allow local people to properly advance
through the system.

Answering a question concerning ca-
ble service to Moore's Island, Mr. Ingra-
ham said it was announced by the PLP just
before the election that "it is to be there."
There are several islands without cable,
and this is being looked into. Cable, he
said, seems to be anxious to expand into
telecommunications rather than providing
the cable service that their franchise calls
for. He noted that their franchise will soon
be up which may offer competitive possi-
A request was made for relief of flood-
ing in Dundas Town and Murphy Town in
heavy rains. Mr. Ingraham felt that it was
unfortunate that houses were allowed to be

built in a swamp, and he is unable to of-
fer remedies. However, new rules are be-
ing put in place to avoid building in low
swampy areas or areas prone to flooding.
The Dundas Town area in question was es-
sentially a pond.
Concerns about school security were
brought up, predominately after hours
when schools are vacant and vandals are
about. Mr. Ingraham replied that 74 se-
curity officers have recently been hired,
and he hopes that some will be assigned
to Abaco.
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The Abaconian Section A Page 5

Pae6 ScinA h bcna Ferur 1-20

Miller From Page 1
Mr. Miller sponsored the creation of youth
marching bands on Abaco, especially in
Central Abaco and on Moore's Island. He
showed much concern for the youth of the
island and his philosophy was to involve
them in various activities so they stayed
occupied and out of trouble.
The Master of Ceremony for the evening
was Ms. Shelley Austin without whose
presence a function could not be complete.
As usual she employed her dynamic self
to add life to the party and make people
comfortable. The Administrator, Mr. Ce-
phas Cooper, who was hosting the party,
praised the Mr. Miller. A farewell letter

oupt. wayne wmuler was presenuea wrt a wa
had admired when it was on display. It is a p
lice officers on patrol in Nassau. It happens th
Supt. Miller. The gift was given to him at the
ment House and was presented by Mrs. Jo-1
Mrs. Mirella Santillo.

was read from Mrs. Jennifer Hudson since
she was unable to attend the ceremony.
She is a close acquaintance of Supt. Miller
since she taught him music in Nassau as a
young man, It was a journey back through
the lives of two people who had become
friends and had found themselves a few
times in the same circles to be separated
again by careers and circumstances. While
listening to the presentations, the guests
were treated to libations and copious, deli-
cious Bahamian food.
Mr. Miller received a good-bye present,
a water color by artist Harvey Roberts,
presented to him by Mrs. Mirella Santillo.
The painting, depicting two police officers
marching up Shirley Slope at the beat of
their drums, had caught the attention of the
Chief of Police while it
was at the Conch Pearl
Gallery because one of
the young officers was
no other than himself.
Cpl. Lisa Campbell,
Sgt. Freeman Johnson,
Sgt. Ellen Stachan,
Const. Thompson and
Mr. Miller's secretary
Ms. Sharan Johnson
are all being transferred
to Nassau or Grand Ba-
hama, and they each
received a parting gift
from the Superinten-
Supt. Miller left
Abaco on January 17th
to take charge of the
Carmichael District on
New Providence. The
icturcooftwot function was supported
picture of two po-
hat one of them is by the office of the Ad-
hat one ofthem is .
party at Govern- ministrator with Mrs.
Ann Bradley and Enid White as coordi-

Farewell Service was held for Rev. Hale

By Jennifer Hudson
A Regional Farewell Service was held for
Rev. Dr. Stephen Hale on December 15 at
St. Andrews Methodist Church in Dundas
Town. Rev. Hale served as pastor during the
past year for all three churches in the East-
ern Abaco Region of the Methodist Church,
namely St. Andrews, Dundas Town; St.
James, Hope Town and Epworth Chapel
Cherokee and assisted the fellowship of the
Kirk of the Pines Presbyterian Church. Con-
gregations from all four churches
gathered in a moving service to
thank him and wish him well in
his new appointment to a church
in Oklahoma.
Many tributes in song were
presented with an especially mov-
ing tribute by young Akeem Ad-
derley, who had become very
close to Rev. Hale. Remarks
were presented by representatives
from each of the four churches
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Methodist Church, thanked Rev. son of t
Hale for his service not only to church

the churches which he had served well but
also to the Conference.
Rev. Hale in turn thanked to the people of
the Eastern Abaco region. He stated that he
had made some good friends and would be
sorry to leave, but health problems contrib-
uted largely to his decision to leave earlier
than anticipated.
Following the service, the congregation gath-
ered in the church hall for a delicious farewell
meal prepared by the ladies of the church.

. Stephen Hale left Abaco to return to Okla-
'e end of last year after pastoring the Method-
rches of the Eastern Abaco Region for more
ear. He is shown here with Mr. Jennifer Hud-
he Kirk of the Pines Presbyterian Church, a
that Rev. Hale assisted regularly.

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The Editor Says

.Comments on Ingraham's Remarks

Ralph *!

A recent meeting with the Prime Min-
ister listening to and addressing heads of
government agencies on Abaco was most
informative, not only for what was said but
what was implied. He gave a short summa-
ry of the improvements Abaco needs with
the hope that many, perhaps most, can be
accomplished within his term of office. He
reluctantly admitted that some of our needs
may fall to future governments to accom-
plish. A summary of his comments is given
on page one.
He responded to questions from those
in the audience with thoughtfulness and
candor, sometimes with more candor than
wanted by the person asking the question.
He alluded to the shortage of available
lots for our growing labour force and stat-
ed that Spring City can look for expansion
as well as Central Pines Estates. Without
being specific, he said land must be made
available for legal residents. This would be
for Bahamian citizens and those granted
Bahamian status.
The local Department of Housing is said
to have 600 or more applications for low
cost lots. Only a fraction of this number
of lots is expected to be made available in
the next year or two, and it has not been
decided how priorities for these lots will
be assigned.
Mr. Ingraham made reference to several
of local government's successes and short-
comings. He would like see local govern-
ment strengthened, improved and be more
assertive in looking after local interests of
the community. Without pointing his fin-
ger, he chided local government for al-
lowing the junk cars to accumulate along
the S.C. Bootle Highway beyond the BEC
power plant. They will be removed by cen-
tral government, he said, and local govern-
ment will then be responsible to keep the
area clean.
He gave local government credit for its
recent exercise at curtailing the expansion
of the Mud and Pigeon Peas settlements.
He commented that many of the residents
of these communities were brought here,
have worked and raised families here and
in broad terms have the right to live here.
He did not expand on this, but we presume

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this statement would parallel the recent ef-
fort by Immigration in its "audit" exercise
to resolve many long term outstanding citi-
zenship applications by Haitians and oth-
His views of the "intolerable" condi-
tions endured by those living in the Pigeon
Peas and the Mud was also directed to the
Sand Banks Haitian community near Trea-
sure cay and the Haitians still living on the
abandoned citrus farm west of the Treasure
Cay airport.
Questions arose about the shipping com-
panies expanding and using the land of the
new port facilities in Marsh Harbour and
encroaching on the Gombay Park. Mr. In-
graham suggested that local government
officials and the affected parties, that is the
Port Department, shipping companies, and
Gombay Park, must sit around the table
and learn to get along with each other,
work collectively to utilize the available
space. This was another muted cry by Mr.
Ingraham that local government should be
more assertive in dealing with local issues,
find solutions and look after the interests of
its constituents.
While pleased with the local govern-
ment exercise to curtail expansion in the
Mud, he was dismayed at the unregulated
construction in Central Pines subdivision
which was intended for single family resi-
dences through deeded covenants. He felt
that Town Planning has made mistakes in
judgement while exercising their author-
ity. The implication was that local govern-
ment is not paying attention in some areas
and was being too permissive in granting
building permits.
A request for help concerning regular
flooding in a low-lying residential area on
Forest Drive in Dundas Town brought the
response that mistakes were made in al-
lowing residential construction in an area
that is essentially a pond. He alluded to
errors by previous administrations and lo-
cal government in allowing construction in
flood prone areas. We presume that Mr.
Ingraham wants local knowledge to be bet-
ter utilized by local government authorities
and implied that local authorities should
not be approving buildings at ground level

in flood prone areas.
The Marsh Harbour Town Committee
has recently taken steps to open the aban-
doned logging road connecting the airport-
round about with the S.C. Bootle High-
way. Central government has taken note of
this, and Mr. Ingraham said the road will
be opened. Specifics were not given, but
it can be expected that it will, in time, be
equal in design to the two highways it will
Besides taking some traffic out of Marsh
Harbour, it will expose additional Crown
Land for Marsh Harbour's expansion.
Without promising hot-mix for our
roads, he said the present sand-and-seal
road surfaces were no longer satisfactory
for our increasing auto and truck traffic.
Concerns were raised about government
employee issues, primarily the lack of ad-
vancement opportunities for civil service
employees in the Family Islands and the
insecure status of local government em-
Additional education is typically a re-
quirement for advancement, but there are
few opportunities in the islands for this.
Going to Nassau would mean taking a
leave of absence and a loss of wages. Mr.
Ingraham spoke of his desire to have agen-
cies and departments in the Family Islands
staffed with local persons, and he recog-
nized the need to provide mechanisms to
allow for education and training so govern-
ment employees can advance through the
Local government employees have posed
a dilemma for government as they have not
been hired through normal civil service hir-
ing procedures. In fact, they have not been
hired by any universal standard throughout
the Family Islands, complicating the issue
further. Mr. Ingraham encourages quali-
fied local persons to serve their commu-
nities in various capacities, and steps are
being taken to facilitate the employment,
advancement and retirement of these local
government employees.
Where does all this lead?
The airport improvements are underway
and BEC is committed to building a new
generating station. The highway bypass

will be started by the Marsh Harbour Town
Committee this spring or summer with fur-
ther improvements by central government
probably in the next fiscal year.
There has been much talk by the previous
PLP government and by the present FNM
government on the need for more house
lots to be made available. This is prob-
ably a major priority item when viewed
with Abaco's economic growth and expan-
sion. Discounting a small southern island
which doubled its population with the ar-
rival of Club Med, Abaco led the country
with a 32 percent growth in population in
the last census. This trend continues today
and more house lots need to be made avail-
Other major issues to improve our infra-
structure will have to be given priorities to
be undertaken as funds permit.
Many of the items he addressed do
not require funds but relate to procedural
changes to rules, regulations, and pos-
sibly amendments to various Acts. Some
changes to local government could be ac-
complished by Ministerial decree while
others would require slower Parliamentary
action. Changes have been mentioned for
a year or more but the specifics have not
been released.
Just as the Bahamas Building Code was
revised several years ago within the Min-
istry of Works, town planning regulations
need to be drastically revised and upgrad-
ed. For instance, some references depend
on whether you are east or west of Dowd-
swell Street in Nassau. How does that ap-
ply to Guana Cay? Should parking in Man-
O-War be held to the same standard as
Marsh Harbour? Hard numbers on a page
don't always match the reality of Family
Island conditions. As the Family Islands
grapple with developers and growth, rel-
evant guidelines need to be established.
We appreciate the Prime Minister taking
the time to hold this meeting and listening
to views of the different departments. Not
all answers were as expected but the trend
for improvement to Abaco and its local
government was evident and welcome.
Now we wait for the improvements and

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islands in the Bahamas (although I may be
biased because I love it here). It is home
to many species of birds, including one of
the last groups of Abaco (Bahama) Parrots
in existence.
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sustainable tourist destination. For years
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through the casuarinas and gentle crash of
the waves on the beach. They have come to
escape the mad pace of the city to experi-
ence the tranquility of this island paradise.
Because of the steady growth of these
visitors, many who often come every year,
Abaco has quietly become the fastest grow-
ing island in The Bahamas with a growth
rate around 30 percent. The beauty of this
growth is that it is consistent and has prov-
en sustainable by the growth of return visi-
tors to Abaco.
The challenge, however, in this seem-
ingly ideal paradise of growth is to ensure
we choose our future development care-
fully and not destroy the very environment
that has brought us to where we are. The
greatest tragedy would be to lose what Ab-
aco is as an island and as a destination.
Challenge to the Environment
It is with great concern as I watch the
government and potential investors/devel-
opers consider proposals for properties on
Abaco. With the ongoing news of some
possible development in South Abaco, I
become even more concerned.
The governments' past record of protect-
ing our historical sites, culture and natural
species has been less than stellar. Know-
ing that there is a developer interested in
a resort next to Abaco's National Park
(home to many of the approximately 1000
remaining Abaco Parrots) is more than

enough cause for alarm. In Christopher
Columbus's Journals he wrote, "Flocks of
parrots darken the sun." Remains of the
parrot have been found on at least seven
islands in the Bahamas, and this species is
found no where else in the world: a true
native Bahamian as it were. A native that
is teetering on extinction.
The South Abaco area also houses oth-
er endangered species, such as the White
Crown Pigeon and Kirkland's Warbler,
and houses several historical sites includ-
ing the first Imperial Lighthouse built in
The Bahamas at Hole-in-the-Wall in 1836,
Lanterns Head, Barque Bay, Alexandria,
and much more.
Change of Direction
We need to be careful how Abaco devel-
ops. We need to be especially concerned
with protecting our Abaco and not allow-
ing it to be changed permanently by lack
of foresight and greed. We need to ensure
the government looks beyond just the jobs
that are created and realizes the reason
why people live here, move here and visit
here. It's because we don't have a large
scale resort.
We also need government to understand
the impact of allowing the destruction of
our history, culture and environment.
Knowing who we are and where we come

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Young Local
Entrepreneur's Appeal to
the Prime Minister
Dear Mr. Ingraham,
I am writing concerning a problem that
I, and I am sure many other promising
young local entrepreneurs, am facing to-
day on our home islands throughout The
Bahamas. Please hear me out on this.
Today, I went to the Bahamas Develop-
ment Bank located in the Marsh Harbour
district. I made this appointment for 10
a.m. for the 7th of December, 2007, so I
can have time with the Director there. I got
in at 9:46 a.m. I saw that the Director was
a bit pre-occupied at that time. He accepted
me in his office at 9:48 a.m.
Sir, I handed my business plan and
report to him to look it over. He flipped
through three pages and said he did not
agree with it. It won't work. I told him
it is a plan that will bring a boost in tour-
ism due to the fact that it is done all over
the world thanks to competitors that hold
more than $100,000 in prize money. He
then tells me that Abaco does not hold any
market in tourism.
How can he say that about the "Sailing
Capital" of The Bahamas? I asked him that
and stated that this is a Spring Breaker's fa-
vorite spot to get away. He tells me that all
they want to do is snorkel, scuba dive and
sun-bathe. I told him that is only because
that is all they have to do. This plan caters
to family get togethers and church functions
and provides outdoor activities for all.
Sir, this took less than five minutes to be
completed. He tossed the copy of the plan
to the back shelf and told me that when he
gets around to it he will. I have a picture of
him with the time he took with me.
I have dreams of uplifting my Bahamian
people. But people with those dreams can-
not do these things with "wing-clippers"
like this man. I need help, like many oth-
ers, to succeed. A student needs a teacher,
as well as a wall needs support.
Please, any help will be greatly appre-
ciated. This is my first time ever writing
you. This is a cry for the needy.
Cornelius Anwar Reckley
Cancer Society Walk
Dear Sir,
Today is January 19 as I write this let-
ter to you, a lovely morning with a fresh
breeze. My wife and I have just returned
from an event organized by the Cancer
Society to help raise funds for use on
Abaco. This is a task they have carried
faithfully for many years, helping cancer
patients throughout Abaco deal with the
Our Cancer Society route today was
through the Pelican Shores area over to
Boat Harbour and back to Marsh Harbour
Marina about four miles of good walk-
ing conditions. I think we all enjoyed this
gentle exercise for a very good cause and
for the social experience as well.
The Society organizers did an excel-
lent job of keeping our blood sugar up and
all of us hydrated during the journey. In
fact, the whole fund raiser was really well
managed, the atmosphere relaxed and the
participants had fun. Bristol Cellars, I am
told, very kindly donated the soft drinks
served at the rest area, half way through
the journey.
The Jib Room, the start/finish line,
generously hosted the reception and food
service on their deck near the water, al-
lowing the weary to sit, chat endlessly and
solve the problems of the world. That, too,
worked very well and folk lingered on with
obvious enthusiasm. The number of people
who registered and contributed was 126
and I spoke to some who had given up time

for it, even though they had to go on to
work that day.
Through your letter column, please let
me encourage more participation in this
very worthwhile cause. Let's see if the
registration can be doubled or tripled on
the next cancer walk scheduled for October
this year.
John Mitchell
To the people who
deliberately run over dogs
Dear Sir:
Many people on the S.C. Bootle High-
way have slowed down to stare as I re-
move dead dogs from the road. I'm sure
they think I've killed them, well over a
dozen in the past year. I wear blue rubber
gloves. If you see the gloves, I didn't kill
the dog.
There are never any brake marks; some
of the dogs have been hit so hard they have
literally exploded (vehicles are going well
over the speed limit to do damage like
that). Others fairly obviously don't die im-
mediately. It's deliberate hit and run, ei-
ther way.
Serial killers start out on animals. They
frequently leave the grisly remains of their
pathological activities in public places as
ways to brag to normal folk that they are
getting away with something while indulg-
ing in their sicknesses.
All those dead dogs sure say something
about some Abaco citizens. If you didn't
kill the dog deliberately, could you take a
moment to at least move it off the road?
You do flush your toilet, don't you? Don't
leave your messes for somebody else to
clean up. And if you did do it deliberately,
well, you're just telling folks an awful lot
about yourself that maybe shouldn't be
made public. But if we see you do it, at
least we'll know enough to stay way out
of your way.
Who are the real friends
of a community
Dear Editor
I was recently asked to go along and take
minutes of a meeting, which I did. And as
I wrote down the highlights of what and
why the meeting was held, I also got a little
upset with some of our residents and their
lists of petty complaints.
We actually live in Paradise and some
people are too blind to see it. Yes, we
have a clean little community with brightly
painted houses, yards festooned with pretty
flowers and the sea all around us. But that
is not all there is to beautiful surroundings.
Someone didn't just snap their fingers
and make our little settlement a place to
be proud of. I wish some of these Com-
plainers had been in attendance at a recent
special school assembly where the students
outlined just some of the many things we
have to be proud of. It brought a lump to
my throat.
Some of our residents have worked hard
over the years, building our roads, repair-
ing our long dock, rebuilding and saving
local landmarks, cleaning up litter from
along the road from the time it was first
pushed through the bush, not to mention
removing bags and bags of litter from Big
Mangrove and along our various nearby
beaches. Where were these Complainers
then? There is a general call to clean up
litter along the roads on February 14. Will
these same Complainers show up then to
help? I think not. What I'm talking about
is volunteering your labour for the good of
the whole community and not just thinking
about yourself and what you want all the
The truth is we have lots to be proud of.
We should all be proud that we do have
some volunteers in our midst and first

and foremost are our Local Government
members. They don't have to serve the
people and I can speak from experience,
it is a thankless job. All you do is hear
complaints. And whenever there is a local
project being worked on, you always see
the same few faces. But do they ever get
any thanks? No!
But it's not just local people who help
us. Over the years in our various local
fund raisers we have called on people out-
side our community, and they have always
come through for us. Real friends, people
with family roots that still feel tied to what
happens here if only by a thread. Their gen-
erosity often was the only thing that made
it possible for us to succeed. They might
not have given of their time, but they do-
nated to the cause in other ways; monetari-
ly and/or building supplies and sometimes
food, even to helping with scholarships for
our students or medical expenses for the
needy. Some of us feel they are as much a
part of this community, maybe more, than
some who actually live here because they
still care.
These Complainers truly feel that be-
cause these friends don't live here that
maybe they shouldn't share in our traditions
or our local functions. The truth is these
people might have lived here at one time or
gone to school here and have been attend-
ing our local functions year after year. We
hope we never lose these Friends, We can
never thank them enough for all the times
they have come to our aid. Lots of peo-
ple will never know who these wonderful
benefactors are because they are the ones
who feel you just have to snap your fingers
and magically things happens.
If these Complainers want to see chang-
es, why don't they get out there and orga-
nize their own friends to help them achieve
it, we did.
Another Generation
When good men do nothing!
Where are all them environmental-
minded people of The Bahamas? Where
are they? Where are the local fishermen,
those who want to kill anybody who mess-
es with their lobster traps? Where is Lynn
Holowesco, leader of our Senate or Brett
Symonette (Deputy Prime Minister and
Pop's son). What do you think? Say some-
thing! You all sit there with your mouths
shut. "Shut mouth catch no fly."

You leave us here on Guana Cay to fight
for our and your environment, and all of
you know what we are fighting for! We
are fighting BIG money, we are fighting
Hubert Ingraham and we are fighting for
our rights to live on this island that we call
our home. To live the way we have been
living all our lives. Is that wrong? And to
think that for money, Hubert sold us out.
I expected this from Perry Christie but not
from Hubert, no, not from Hubert and the
Folks, when Michael Meldman of Bak-
er's Bay brought Perry Christie to see the
development a few years ago, after Perry
got his picture in the paper getting one
of those special massages, the next day
he give them everything. He gave them
Crown land, he gave them Treasury land.
They don't have to pay no duty, no tax
on nothing. Ain't got to check with no-
body to do what they want. "You build
what you want and you don't worry about
the BEST Commission! Just give the head
fellow of the BEST Commission a job,
you know that Marshall fellow and you
can tear up all the mangroves, cut down
all the trees and kill the reef as long as he
say it's ok."
So, when we hear all of this, we call
on Fred Smith, from Freeport. Mr. Smith
says that Perry can't give our Crown land
away, don't care what Heads of Agreement
they sign. So, BAM, Fred Smith puts them
in court! Anyhow, that is another story.
We'll talk about that after we get our court
Back to Mike Meldman and Baker's Bay.
Now, the people put Christie and them out.
We get the new government, Hubert and
the Boys. What happened? Hubert done
gone to Baker's and, I don't know if he
got one of them massages or not, but next
day he is in the papers saying he don't see
nothing wrong with these people at Bak-
er's Bay. Hubert says they are just what
Guana Cay needs. He says; don't worry
about the mangroves, the creek, bonefish,
turtle breeding and the crabs! Why, we got
plenty more of them creeks and mangroves
all over The Bahamas. Why, we got over
700 islands!
But he going to get a couple dollars
out of these Baker's boys. Money in the

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Central Abaco News

Memorial Garden
By Mirella Santillo
In an emotional ceremony, the induction
of 10 forefathers of the Marsh Harbour
community who have passed on in the last
few years took place on January 12th. Baha-
mians and vistors gathered at the Memorial
Garden to pay respect to departed relatives
- a brother, a wife, a sister, grandparent,
an in-law or friends, many with tears in
their eyes at the mention of well known
names such as Sawyer, Albury, Stratton,
Hudson, Cottman or Toler.
Altogether a group of approximately 50
people joined Mr. Patrick Bethel singing
the National Anthem, bowing their heads
when he pronounced the opening prayer.
Mrs. Yvonne Key talked about how the

garden was created and stated that an annu-
al induction will take place every October
12th. She said, "The people being honored
made Marsh Harbour grow from a fishing
village to a city. Some were my friends,
some were family members."
Recognized were Lyndall Annette Saw-
yer, "the chocolate maker;" Marcel Al-
bury and his son Antoine, who both lost
their lives together, electrocuted while
working in the community; Viola Cott-
man, Mr. Pat's aunt who baked wedding
cakes; Robert Gordon Hudson, who start-
ed the Jib Room more than 20 years ago;
"Uncle Ivan" Russell, a very good busi-
ness man who began as a school teacher;
Curtis Sawyer, a farmer, a wonderful per-
son who died of cancer; Oliver Edward
Sawyer Sr., who started E&D Waste and
his son Oliver Edward Sawyer Jr.; Rob-

Dr. Therese Bonomy cut the ribbon, opening the Fruit of the Vine Christian Book Store
in Marsh Harbour. The new store offers a wide variety of Bibles, books, gifts and greet-
ing cards.

ert Van Stratton, a business man, a pilot
and owner of a dry cleaners and insurance
company ; Yvonne Albury Thorndycraft,
the first agent for Bahamas Airways when

Marsh Harbour added 10 more names of town people who have passed away to the wall
at Memorial Park. Friends and relatives gathered for the ceremony that will be an annual
event. After the ceremony the group enjoyed refreshments while socializing.

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who spent many years in Marsh Harbour,
announcing the weather for every morning
on the Cruiser's Net.
Mrs. Key invited relatives of the houned
persons to speak. Ms. Astrid Stratton, on
behalf of everybody in the Marsh Harbour
community, gave Mrs. Key her heartfelt
appreciation for what she had done.
The widow of Mr. Toler, who died only
last year, said he would have been very
proud to be included.
Mrs. Key invited people, including
Americans and boaters, to take advantage
of the garden to sit and relax. She then of-
fered refreshments to everyone present.
New Bookstore Opens
By Samantha V. Evans
On January 5th Elder Gaetano and Dr.
Therese Bonamy opened a Christian book-

store, the Fruit of the Vine Christian Book-
store in Marsh Harbour. The opening cer-
emony with the cutting of the ribbon was
attended by prominent persons who were
invited to take part in the ceremony.
Senior Administrator Cephas Cooper
stated that Abaco is poised for greatness
and economic investments, and this par-
ticular investment targets the social and
spiritual level of the residents. Mr. Cooper
firmly believes that we are what we think
rather than what we eat so it is important
that we feed our spiritual body and our
mind positive things so that we can make
more sound choices..
Mrs. Kathy Key, wife of MP Edison
Key, brought encouraging words on behalf
of her husband. She thinks that Abaco is at
a critical point in its development so this
is a good time for persons to invest on the
island. She had gone through the store and

noticed that it has a wide variety of items
that can be pleasing to people of all ages.
The store offers a variety of items in-
cluding music, Bibles, gift items, books,
church resources, wall hanging art and
pictures, Bible games and greeting cards.
Even though it is a Christian bookstore, it
also carries novels and empowering self
help-books as well. The store has an Audio
Select Listening Station so customers can
hear a CD they wish to purchase. There
is a CD burn bar for them to legally burn
a track from a CD and assess the printed
words of the song. Finally, there is a Bible
Connection Station for finding Biblical

facts and information.
The store hours are Mondays through
Fridays 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturdays 9
a.m.-2 p.m. The phone number at the store
is 367-3288.
Prophetess signs books
By Samantha V. Evans
Prophetess Mattie Nottage held a book
signing for her book Breaking the Chains
from Worship to Warfare at Fruit of the
Vine Bookstore on January 5th. Ms. Not-
tage started writing the book three years

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"More Central Abaco News

Central From Page 11
ago when she realized that Christians
were in troubling chains. Once a person is
chained, he cannot live up to his full poten-
tial. Ms. Nottage hopes that this book will
transform and empower lives.
Now that we are in 2008, she wants per-
sons to know that they have an opportunity
to start over again. She realizes that many
persons set goals last year that they did not
achieve, but she wants them to know that it
is never too late to start over again, espe-
cially in God.
Abaco Dry Cleaners

has grand opening
By Mirella Santillo
In a ceremony with music by the Wesley
College Band and rib-
bon cutting by her first
customer, Mrs. Lenora
Black, Mrs. Cleola
Pinder celebrated the
opening of her second
dry cleaning store on
Abaco on January 12th
2008. Central Abaco
once again has a dry
cleaning establishment.
The ceremony start-
ed with the blessings
and the ribbon cutting
by Mrs. Lenora Black,
the District Superin- '
tendent of Education,
who was the very first
customer on November
19th, 2007. Mrs. Black Prophetess Matt
explained that she pre- ofF th
She is discussing

viously dropped her clothes at Abaco Dry
Cleaners in Treasure Cay while on her way
to visit the schools in North Abaco, pick-
ing them up on her way back. The clothes
were always ready on time. She appreci-
ated the reliable service. She was pleased
when she found out that a second store was
opening in Marsh Harbour and immedi-
ately patronized it.
Located on the by-pass road from the
Port Authority to Crockett Drive, the store
is staffed by four employees and offers
complete dry cleaning and laundry service
to Central Abaco.
"We are your clothes' best friend,"

Please see Central Page 13

ie Nottage held a book signing at the opening
ine Christian Book Store in Marsh H arbour.
Sthe book with interested customers.


Abaco Dry Cleaners was officially opened by Mrs. Lenora Black, right, when she was
asked to cut the ribbon. Looking on is owner Cleola Pinder, who previously opened a dry
cleaning business in Treasure Cay.
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Central From Page 12
stated Mrs. Pinder while describing the
services offered by the store. Press, clean,
laundry, starch, no starch, express one-
day service, pick up from the ferries and
delivery back to the ferries are among the

services offered
"We offer
10 percent
off to pastors
and will con-
sider offering
special rate
to repeat cus-
tomers," said
Mrs. Pinder.
"We use qual-
ity products.
The clothes do
not smell after
One of the
store's re-
quirement is
cash in ad-
vance when
the clothes are
left. The store
is open from
8:30 a.m. to
5:30 p.m.
Monday to
Friday and 9
a.m. to 3 p.m.
on Saturday.

Medical assistance
for Spurgeon Dames
By Mirella Santillo
On January 10th Spurgeon Dames, who
turned four years old on January 24th,
Please see Central Page 17

by this new dry cleaning

Thanks to her contagious smile and her ever ready attitude to help,
Ms. Marceline Beljour, center, was elected Employee of the year 2007
during Curly Tails Restaurant staff party in December by the manage-
ment team and her fellow co-workers. Together with the framed award
certificate, she won a round trip ticket to Miami with accommodation
in a hotel for five days. Mr. Alistair McDonald, co-owner of Curly
Tails Restaurant with his wife Harriet, said that Ms. Beljour has been
with the establishment for a long time. "Celine never compromises the
service she gives to customers and to the staff, and she always does it
with a smile; she does whatever is needed whether it is her job or not,
without a problem," he explained. "She is a joy to have as part of our
team, added Mrs. Harriet McDonald.

Mrs. Lisa Dames, second from left, is accepting complimentary airline tickets from Gulf-
stream Airline to take her son to Shriners Hospital in Tampa for diagnosis of his disabil-
ity. Sharon Smith of Gulfstream is holding four-year-old Spurgeon. Also in the photo
are Bernadette Hall of Tourism and Bryon Thompson of the Rotary Club, both of whom
facilitated the arrangements.



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Orchid Bay
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Elegantly Furnished.
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Great Guana Cay
''P*-I Bedroom. I Bath
-930 s.f. Residence
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Great Guana Cay Green Turtle Cay Man-O-War Cay
Marsh Harbour
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4 Bedrooms. 4 Baths.
-2,100 s. f Residence
670 s.f. Raised Decks.
-Over 1/2 Acre
Great Views
Beach & Dock Access

Great Guana Cay -
Dolphin Beach Estates
3 Bedrooms. 2 Baths.
1,150 s.f. Residence
-760 s.f. Covered Porch
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490 s.f. Apartment
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Near Settlement
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Guana Seaside Village

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-Covered Porch.
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Dock Access

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Bedroom. I 1/2 Bathi
864 s.l of'residence
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Ocean Views.
Machine Shop

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-2 Bedrooms I Rath.
I'C 660 s.. Residence.
240 s.f. Studio
Dock lHouse
Sa- -- Land Sea-to-Sea
'A I__- 36.775 s.f. .8442 Acre
100' Ocean Beach Front
S- --- IPrivate Dock On Creek
I ...- Fabulous Views
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Dickies Cay
5 Bedrooms. 3 1/2 Baths.
3,360 s,. Residence.
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0.84 Acres Sea-to-Sea
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2 Bedrooms. 2 Baths.
1.921 s.f. Residence.
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400 s.f. Guest Cabin
172' Ocean Beach Front
1. 189 Acres
Beautifitly Landscaped
Semi-Private Dock
Fabulous Views
"S pls" #MWHI019 S1,840,000.

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-4 Bedrooms. 4 Bath.
- 1.255 s.l Residence
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- Land 17.792 s.f.
- Fabulous Views -
- Furnished,
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- Fully Furnished &
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Condiominium Unit # I
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Abaco Cays Realty Ltd.
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4,450 s.f. Residence.
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- 0.787 Acre 34.307 s.f.
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- 3 Bedrooms. 2 Baths
-1.300 s.f. Residence
- 300' of Ocean Beach
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930 s.f ofresidence
-1.086 s.. of decks
48,501rf I 12 Acres
I I 2 parcels of land
180' oAtlantic Ocean
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/- 20.0000 gallon cisten

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4 Bedroom. 2 Bath
1600 s.Il ol residence
785 s.r. wrap around porch
23.938 s.r -.549 Acre land
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250' to the Atlantic Reach
240 s.f garage
28,000 .allon cistern
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Runway & Dock access
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-2 Bedroom. 1.5 Batll
800 s-i residence
3.75 Acre. sea to sea
-109' of frontage on Sea
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Obituaries of Family and Friends

Agent j oins Coldwell Banker

Joyce Bethell, formerly of Hope Town,
died at her home on Man-O-War Cay
where she resided with her daughter for
the past 16 years. She died on December
15, 2007 at the age of 66 years.
She is survived by her daughters Tammy
Sands and Rosena Russell; grandson Gar-
rett Sands; granddaughter Katelyn Russell;
sons-in-law Earl Sands and Artie Russell;
brother Ednold Thompson; sisters-in-law
Kayla, Nadene Pauline, Marilyn and
Maria Thompson, Karen Bethel and Carol
Malone; brothers-in-law Eugene Albury,
Howard Bethel and Michael Malone; and
many other relatives and friends.
Clifford Emmanuel Knowles, 75, of
Murphy Town died on January 13. His fu-
neral service was held at Zion Baptist Ca-
thedral in Murphy Town on January 26.
He is survived by sons Kenneth, For-
rester, Herbert and Tanny Knowles and
Cai Miller; daughters Patrice, Monleta and
Clifforia Knowles; sisters Verleta Davis
and Wilamae Dawkins; brother Leonard
Knowles; daughters-in-law Natalie and
Eunetta Knowles; sisters-in-law Inez and
Elsie Knowles; brother-in-law Benjamin
Dawkins; grandchildren; nieces, nephews
and many other relatives and friends.

The funeral for Stanley Whitfield "Bar-
ney" Rolle, Sr. of Mount Hope was held
on January 19 at New Hope Baptist Church
in Mount Hope. Rev. Allan J. Mills of-
ficiated assisted by Rev. John McIntosh.
Interment was in the Fox Town Public
Cemetery in Fox Town.
He is survived by Cetal Curry; daughter
Dianne Rolle; sons Stanley Jr., Donald,
Timothy, Romeo, Wesley and Teon Rolle;
grandchildren Gabrielle, Donald Jr.,
Faith, Tevonya, Simone, Kayla, Marissa,
Leonardo, Romea, Ciera and Aiatya Rolle,
Grenika, Diamond, Grenaldo and Dellano
Johnson; sister Muriel Forbes; nieces and
nephews Julius and Edward Rolle, Victor
McIntosh, Alfred, Campbell, Wellington,
Gordon, Oral and Perry Forbes, Eloise
Turner, Dorothy Major, Yolanda Curry,
Sheila and Shirley Williams and Ruthmae
Smith; daughters-in-law Joycelyn, Yvonne
and Nicole Rolle; brothers-in-law Howard
and Jonathon Curry, Alpheus, Amos and
Harry Saunders; sisters-in-law Bethsheva
Bullard, Evelyn Wilson and Ulrica McIn-
tosh; godchildren Harry and Covan Saun-
ders, Eleanor Bowleg, Lavinia Darville
and James Bassett and many other relatives
and friends.

Coldwell Banker Lightbourn Realty has
bounced into the new year with the ap-
pointment of Ryan Cash as its Hope Town
sales associate. A former trust officer and
team leader with Butterfield Bank (Baha-
mas) Limited in Nassau and Bermuda, Mr.
Cash has a solid background in investment
and monetary matters.
"He's extremely well suited to the
job and we're delighted to have him on
board," said Mike Lightbourn, president
of Coldwell Banker Lightbourn Realty.
The appointment brings to four the number
of sales representatives Coldwell Banker
Lightbourn Realty has on Abaco. Light-
bourn Realty currently has offices in Marsh
Harbour and Green Turtle Cay with sales
representation at Cherokee Sound, Man-O-
War Cay and now Hope Town.
Mr. Cash followed his roots to Hope
Town in July 2006 and became office man-
ager of Abaco Construction Ltd, adding
a new dimension to his management and
people skills. Mr. Lightbourn noted that a
real estate purchase or sale is a complex
transaction, requiring in-depth knowledge,
experience and attention to detail.
"Ryan's past experience in private
banking/wealth management/estate plan-
ning gives him an advantage when it comes

to patiently
the facts you
deserve and
putting to-
gether trans-
Mr. Light-
bourn said.
"He applies Ryan
the knowl- Ryn
edge, understanding and dedication neces-
sary to achieve a successful transaction."
His father's family hail from Hope
Town and he's visited this jewel of an is-
land his entire life. His mother's family is
from Green Turtle Cay.
Mr. Cash is excited about the future of
real estate in Hope Town. He feels the mar-
ket is unique in that it seems to weather out-
side economic conditions better than many
other areas whilst offering buyers a little
piece of what the Bahamas is all about the
beauty and serenity of our Family Islands.
Mr. Lightbourn agreed, saying, "Ryan's
a hard worker who is very motivated, self
disciplined and dedicated to his work. He
will undoubtedly be a success in his new
chosen field. We are delighted to have him
on board."

Guana Freight Services
Regular Freight Runs to Guana & Scotland Cay

Phone or Fax
Rich or Melena at
Great Guana Cay

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on Guana Cay
Lunch & Dinner


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Central From Page 13
came back from a three-week trip to Tam-
pa, Florida, where he underwent a series
of medical tests. At nearly four, Spurgeon
was not yet walking or talking and his
mother, Mrs. Lisa Dames, wanted to have
a proper diagnosis of her son's condition.
Little Spurgeon was born by Cesarean
section at 26 weeks, weighing only one
pound 12 ounces and spent the first six
months of his life in Princess Margaret
Hospital in Nassau. It appears that he did
not receive the oxygen immediately at birth
needed by premature babies. According to
Mrs. Dames, the doctors in Nassau could
not tell her what was wrong and the lo-
cal doctor in Sandy Point where the fam-
ily lives had diagnosed Spurgeon as having

cerebral palsy.
Mrs. Dames wanted to have her son
evaluated at Shriner's Hospital for Chil-
dren in Tampa. She approached the Rotary
Club through club member, Mr. Don Cor-
nish, for help with the tickets. She needed
three tickets, wanting her older son to trav-
el with her to help her carry his younger
brother. Although the Rotary Club of Ab-
aco had agreed to help with the purchase
of Spurgeon's ticket, Continental Airlines
ended up assisting the family with all three
The tests revealed that Spurgeon is suf-
fering from a slight case of cerebral palsy
due to the lack of oxygen at birth but his
bones are normal. He was sent home with
a wheel chair and a muscle relaxant medi-
cation to allow him to better exercise. It

was noted, too, that his right leg was out of
the hip joint, but Mrs. Dames was told that
the leg should go back in place.
Mrs. Dames was happy to finally know
what was wrong and will work with him
with exercises and stretches. The little boy
must also put on weight and was put on a
high calorie diet. They have a follow-up
appointment at Shriner's in April to evalu-
ate the effect of the medication.
Shriner's Hospital for Children in Tam-
pa is one of several in the United States
that provides medical care for children
free of charge until they are 18 years old,
which, Mrs. Dames was assured, will ap-
ply to Spurgeon.

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The Abaconian Section A Page 17

South Abaco News

Cherokee Sound
By Lee Pinder
Town Meeting Was Held
A very lively Town Meeting was held
on January 18 at the W. W. Sands Com-
munity Center in Cherokee Sound and it
was even more lively after the meeting
adjourned. The meeting was called by
the Chairman of the Cherokee, Casuarina
Point Committee, Rex Albury, and was at-
tended by Administrator for South Abaco,
Mr. Benjamin Pinder, as well as a repre-
sentative from Ritz-Carlton and the Abaco
Club at Winding Bay and a good turn out
of Cherokee residents.
The meeting commenced with Mr. Stone
McEwan advising the community about
the agreement that Mr. Peter de Savory
had made with the people of Cherokee to
set up a Benevolence Fund of $50,000 to
cover emergencies and medical needs for
members of our community. Even though
there was no obligation for them to follow
through, it has now been adopted by the
Ritz-Carlton people. He further advised
that since the Fund had been set up in 2006
that there is now $100,000 available for ap-
plication by our residents, confirming that
if the monies set aside were not utilized
they would be added to the Fund's balance
each year. He pointed out that there would
be a committee of three Cherokee resi-
dents and himself to oversee the Fund and
agree if the applicant warrants assistance.
A proper application form has now been
approved and will be made available to any
who might have need of it.
While Mr. McEwan was available for
comment, a local Cherokee couple who
walks the Winding Bay beach every morn-

ing noted that the Abaco Club's daily
sweeping or plowing to clean the beach
of natural floatsum was endangering the
native environmental creatures, such as
crabs, birds and turtles which have been
decreasing day by day. The couple sug-
gested that a person of local knowledge
would know when the breeding and laying
seasons were and that the machine-clean-
ing of the beach could be suspended. It
could be done manually for that short pe-
riod of time each year, thereby allowing
nature to continue to flourish in this area
as it has for hundreds of years before the
Abaco Club came to change the landscape.
Mr. McEwan was reminded that this is one
of the reasons visitors come to our shores,
and we would not like to see these things
lost. Mr. McEwan assured the assembly he
would bring the matter to the management
of Ritz-Carlton and the Abaco Club.
Also, Mr. McEwan further informed
those gathered that the Abaco Club was
planning another day of cleaning the
roadside from the turn-off all the way to
Cherokee and asked for the community to
participate in the project on February 14th.
Everyone said they were more than will-
ing to help with collecting litter, but were
getting a little tired of picking up someone
else's litter as they felt that the majority of
the debris is being thrown from the back of
trucks as the workmen travel to and from
their jobs on the various projects at Wind-
ing Bay. It was felt that the contractors
should inform their workers of this prob-
lem and encourage them not to litter the
The meeting was then turned over to the
Administrator who asked for the people's
suggestions as to major capital expendi-

tures that they would most like to see done
in their community so that the Council
could make application to government for
next year. Several suggestions were given
and it was agreed that a separate meeting
should be held to decide which project was
the most important.
Various small projects were inquired
about and the Mr. Albury felt that they
could either be handled from the regular
funds allotted the town or even suggested
that small fund raising events could be held
to accomplish them. They announced that
$12,500 was available for use now and that
they were expecting an addition $10,000
shortly. A meeting is set for January 25 to
decide how to spend these funds as well as
discuss other items of interest to the com-
Welcome to Our
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Even though he arrived right on sched-
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hoping Travin Blayze would arrive on his
father's birthday the 12th of January. The
Alburys have three other children, Tyler,
Terrence and Tiffany, to delight and enjoy

a new baby around the house. Mother and
son are home again and doing just fine.
School News
Students on the Principal's List this
semester are Cruz Turnquest with a 3.5
GPA, Hayley Sands with a 3.7 GPA, Ter-
rence Albury with a 3.6 GPA, all in grade
6. Tiffany Albury got a 3.6 in grade 4
GPA. On the Honour Roll are Dre Hep-
burn with a 3.4 GPA and Donavan Hep-
burn with a 3.1 GPA.
Congratulations to all the honourees,
keep up the good work.
Honour Bestowed
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most outstanding youth on Abaco held
recently and this honour was won by our
own Amanda Sawyer, who is away in col-
lege at the present time. Amanda is the
daughter of Jennifer and Trevor Sawyer of
Cherokee, local business people. We are
not surprised that Amanda won this award
as she has always maintained high grades
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and her community. So, congratulations to
Amanda for winning this prestigious hon-
our; we are very proud of you.
Becky Sawyer is married to Mitchel
Sawyer, not Randy Sawyer. We regret the
The Abaco Club
The Abaco Club on Winding Bay has
undergone an ownership restructuring. The
Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company and Peter de
Savary, chairman of the Abaco Club, re-
structured the ownership of the 534-acre
development. Mr. de Savary's investor
group sold its remaining interests to an af-
filiate of the Ritz-Carlton Company, the
RC Abaco Holding Company, Ltd. Mr. de
Savary will remain involved in the club as
Since Ritz-Carlton became involved
with this secluded residential develop-
ment in mid 2006 as operator and financial
partner, the property's growth and service
evolution have been carefully planned to

raise the club experience to the next level
of island luxury and yet protect its unique
character. With this transition, both sig-
nature Ritz-Carlton touches and expanded
real estate development will be realized.
"My wish to develop a sporting re-
treat on Abaco has been fulfilled with the
Abaco Club," said Mr. de Savary. "I am
very proud of what we have created here,
and particularly of the wonderful team of
people who make the commitment every
day to provide an exceptional experience
for our members. Now with the restruc-
turing, the Ritz-Carlton will continue with
our plans and deliver a luxury lifestyle as
only they can. I will carry on in my role as
chairman," continued Mr. de Savary.
"The Abaco Club is a stunning prop-
erty," said Peter J. Watzka, executive vice
president and chief operating officer for
the Ritz-Carlton Development Company.
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the property's potential. Peter had a vision
that collectively we have refined over time.
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February 1 2008

North Abaco News

Treasure Cay Primary
Play Ground is Here!
By Vernique Russell
At the first PTA meeting of Treasure
Cay Primary School for the year 2007-
2008, Principal Myrtis Russell informed
the public of a playground that was be-
ing donated by a Rotary Club group from
Orlando. A few months ago work began
at the playground area. The road was lev-
eled and the fence was put up. During
the Christmas break while children were
busy opening their presents, club mem-
bers were busy making the playground a
reality. When students return to school

on January 7th, they met a beautiful and
spacious playground with all sorts of rides
and games and even picnic benches. Addi-
tions were made to the play area that was
always there. The new playground is ad-
jacent to the school grounds. It is fenced
all around and students can access it from
within the school gates. Principal Russell
and her staff are very grateful to the group
for their donation. She is certain that the
students will enjoy the play area.
The communities of North Abaco join
with Principal Myrtis Russell and her staff
and students and say thank you to the per-
sons who made this event possible.

2nd Annual Frosty Christmas
Cake Decorating Competition
By Vernique Russell
Once again the students of Sherlin Boo-
tle Home Economics Department gave the
judges and attendees a treat at their 2nd
Annual Frosty Christmas Cake Decorating
Competition. Nearly twenty students took
part in the competition held at S.C. Bootle
High grounds on December 1, 2007. The
event took on an added twist this year as
fruit and vegetable carving and towel fold-
ing were added. The three judges, District
Superintendent Mrs. Lenora Black, Dis-
trict Officer, Human Resources Director,
Mrs. Ruth Smith and school's Guidance
Officer, Mrs. Athena Mackey-Russell, had
a difficult time determining winners. The
event served as a fund raising event for
the Home Economics Department as vari-
ous food items were on sale. Mrs. Black
said that she was very impressed with the
high skill level displayed by the students
and pledged her support for future com-
The first place winners of the event in-
cluded Creative Napkin Competition Na-

thelee Lubin; Towel Creation Competition
Godydra Gardiner; Fruit and Vegetable
Carving Onnansha McIntosh; Beginner
Cake Decorating Shatara Bootle; Interme-
diate Cake Decorating Anquinike Huyler;
Advanced Cake Decorating Fredreka Mc-
Intosh Godydra Gardiner.
Youth Invasion
By Vernique Russell
Youth invasion is back! The Youth De-
partment of Cities of Refuge invites young
people from the North Abaco District to
join them on Fridays for an exciting night
at Youth Invasion. Youth Invasion is a time
of fellowshipping, socializing, discussion
and learning. We allow the young people
to express themselves as we seek to guide
you in the right direction with the help of
God. This year promises to be an exhila-
rating and adventure filled one for those
enrolled in our program. Youth Invasion
is held every Friday night at Cities of Ref-
uge Church in Treasure Cay and it begins
promptly at 7 p.m.

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Church of God Outreach
By Vernique Russell
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per's Town hosted community outreach
services in that area in late December.
Organizers spread the gospel to those that
were in the highways and by-ways. Evan-
gelist Catherine Thompson proclaimed
the Word and challenged those attending
to receive the Lord as He is knocking at
their doors. The Bible clearly says that
the Word is the only thing that will last
Fund raising party
By Vernique Russell
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to host the 3rd Annual North Abaco Sum-
mer Festival and Power Boat Race. The
committee hosted an evening of wining
(Bahamian style) and dining at the ferry
landing in Treasure Cay on January 1. Af-
ter persons traveled to Green Turtle Cay
to enjoy Junkanoo, they had the option of
enjoying Bahamian dishes and cold bever-

ages into the late hours of the night. The
mini social attracted a large crowd and was
beneficial to the committee. The committee
thanks all those who supported this event.
3rd Annual S.C. Bootle
Dolphin Idol Competition
By Vernique Russell
The Dolphin Idol Competition was
hosted for the third consecutive year at
the Sherlin Bootle High school. During
the Religious Studies Week, students
competed in song and drama competition
for best in the school. The event is very
popular and is always very well attended.
The winners were Senior Winner first
place Anva Parker and Junior Winner
first place Blaire Wells.
Treasure Cay is Growing
By Vernique Russell
As you drive around Treasure Cay, it
is clear to that there is growth. Through
every street a house or condos are being
constructed. The luxurious Bahama Beach
Club has completed several more phrases
since they first opened. Today the Palm

Bay Club has already been completed and
the Pineapple Resort is now under con-
struction. These developments are draw-
ing more visitors to the island. During the
construction phrase they provide great in-
come for residents on the island.
My concern is in reference to our do-
ing our job to ensure that our guests are
completely satisfied. As we expand to
meet the demands of a larger clientele,
we must improve ourselves as individu-
als. We must extend our knowledge and
be willing to be the business owners, shop
keepers, management staff, waitress, taxi
driver or airline agents that these people
come into contact with.
We must strive to make the people who
have invested in property on our shores
comfortable. We can't afford for a mo-
ment to have a bad day when we are deal-
ing with our guests. We must disguise our
bad hair day and personal moments with a
smile. Let's treat our guests with royalty
and care. There is evidence all around
that a revival might be coming to Trea-
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though it is just a spark now, if we play
the ball right, the fire can, indeed, spread
and once again Treasure Cay would be
the spot that tourists flock to.

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By Rita Reis Wieczorek
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held its annual Chili Cook Off on January 8.
One hundred seventy-six individuals attended
of which 26 people were guests. The chair-
persons for the event were Charlie and Rose
Dowling. Everyone had a terrific time. The
Club had about 28 pots of homemade chili.

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Letters From Page 9
Treasury make him look good! So, he
says to Mike Meldman, "Don't concern
yourself with them couple of terrorists on
Guana Cay. I'm going to deal with them!"
NO, HUBERT, you are not dealing with
a couple terrorists on Guana. NO, HU-
BERT, you are dealing with the rights of
the people.
May I also add that you are dealing with
a petition signed between November 2007
and December 2007 by 75 percent of the
Bahamian Guana Cay people? This peti-
tion is asking you to stop this development.
Seventy-five percent is the same amount
from Guana Cay that voted FNM in the
elections. You missed the boat, Hubert!
You are not only dealing with Guana
Cay, you are dealing with people who don't

want to see you and Mike Meldman kill one
of world's last living barrier reefs and de-
stroy Abaco environment from Grand Cay
to Crossing Rocks. I don't know how many
golfers you think Baker's Bay will get with
a Tom Fazio golf course. But I know that
with one of the world's finest reefs just 20
feet from our shore, we get thousands of
visitors yearly. Just swim from the beach
to the reef and think about how you want a
chemical factory in the middle of this reef!
Man, move that killing golf course!
Please don't say that this golf course is
100 percent safe because we had three of
the world's top marine scientists, Thomas
Goreau, Michael Risk and James Cervi-
no, come to Guana Cay. They saw the
reefs, they went diving on the reefs and
they all agreed that this golf course will
kill our reef within the next two years.

Why, even Jean Michael Cousteau, the
son of the famous Jacques Costeau, wrote
to you and told you how dangerous this
golf course is to the life of the reef. Hu-
bert, you yourself even stated when you
came to Guana Cay a year ago that you
didn't support a golf course when you
first saw the plans!
Answer me this. What would happen if
the Baker's Bay golf course experienced
the same fate as the Exuma Bay golf course
after the last hurricane? Exuma Bay golf
course was underwater, it flooded! No,
Hubert, you can't stop the wind, the tid-
al surge and the flooding. You can't stop
Mother Nature's rage!
Hubert, you know you did wrong when
you visited Baker's Bay and you didn't
even stop in the Guana Cay settlement!
You passed us by like we don't even exist

to you. You sold us out for 30 pieces of
silver. You told our Hope Town represen-
tative, Glenn Laing, when he tried to tell
you about the petition, "Too late, Guana
Cay missed the boat!"
Aubrey Clarke
Great Guana Cay
Viewpoint From Page 8
from is important. Protecting the environ-
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"Club News

Rotarians install
Treasure Cay playground
By Mirella Santillo
Over 15 Rotarians from several Cen-
tral Florida Clubs came to Treasure Cay
during the first week of January to build a
playground near the Treasure Cay Primary
School. When they were finished several
days later, the playground had nearly be-
come an amusement park!
Members of the Windermere Club, West
Orlando Club, Leesburg Sunset Club, Al-
tamonte Spring Club, East Orlando Club
and Winter Garden Club all met at the
primary school every morning to assem-
ble and erect the equipment that had been
shipped previously to Abaco. They were
assisted in their work by local Rotarians,
Mr. Mike Malone and "Lil"Bill Albury.

When they were finished on January
5th, there were two slides, one jungle gym,
four see-saws, two sets of swings with eight
seats each, one tunnel ball post and one
tether ball all in a fenced and gated area
ready for the children to enjoy. The Rotar-
ians are looking into raising lunch money
for some of the students who, according to
the school Principal, come to school each
day without money to buy lunch.
Toastmasters conduct
JA workshop
By Mirella Santillo
On January 12th Toastmasters Interna-
tional conducted a workshop for the Junior
Achievers in Central Abaco in preparation
for the Abaco Speech Competition which
will take place on February 2nd. The win-
ner and second runner-up will participate

in the National Speech Competition which
will be held in Nassau on February 21st.
Toastmaster Newton W. Hamilton, Past
President of the Cousteau Club on Andros
and presently Vice- President for member-
ship, came from Fresh Creek to Abaco for

the event, which took place at Friendship
Tabernacle in Dundas Town.
Ms. Vanessa Scott, recently appointed

Please see Clubs Page 25

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More Club News

Clubs From Page 24
Manager of the Royal Bank of Canada in
Treasure Cay, explained the purpose of the
workshop which was to help the students
preparing for the contest. "We are here to
groom you with the delivery of your speech
and assist you with writing your speech,"
she said. "Mr. Hamilton will take the lead
of the workshop."
The students who had prepared their
speeches were invited to deliver them to
the panel of judges which included Mrs.
Laverne Cooper and Ms. Shelley Austin
as well as Mr. Hamilton and Ms. Scott.

By the end of the session three hours later, 2nd to take part in an elimination process the growth of Abaco. Get infor-
most of the 25 students had talked about that will leave the group with 10 students, mation on:
"Passion for Achievement." among which the best two will be chosen Government projects
For each presentation advice and con- to participate in the final contest in Nassau. Immigration policies
structive criticism were given, mostly to That competition is sponsored by JA and Construction projects
address the way the student had delivered judged by Toastmasters International. Resort & restaurant changes
his or her speech. All the students, how- "You are good. There is no reason why Road, airport & dock uipgrades
ever, were praised for the content of their there should not be a winner from Abaco," Local Government decisions
speeches that addressed the theme correct- they were told. Community events
ly while being diversified. The importance The workshop ended with Mrs. Coo- Airline changes
of their attire was stressed as well as how per challenging them, "Most people began New business ventures
long the speech was. Ms. Austin advised their speeches with a quotation," she said. Electric and phone policies
them not to be too serious. "A little tad of "You have been challenged to go outside See Section A page 9
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Pae2 eto A Tebcna Ferur 1-20

Ingraham From 4

Abaco has just under 800 students and is
growing. It was suggested that a second
primary school may be needed. A junior
high school in Central Abaco would alle-
viate crowding at the high school. When
asked about these suggestions, Mr. Ingra-
ham replied that Freeport, Bahamas' sec-
ond city, has just got its first junior high
school recently. He does not think a junior
high program can be established at this
time on Abaco.
When asked about the need for a spe-
cialized administrative staff member, he
replied that the system needs more staff in
the classrooms, not more administrators.
He is presently unable to expand the public
In response to problems of employees
hired by local government who have no
long term benefits, he is unable to expand
the public service to permanent staff status.
Government is looking to initiate a contrib-
utory retirement plan for these workers.
On the topic of Goombay Park in
Marsh Harbour Mr. Ingraham thought that
there was room for accommodation by all
interested parties to better utilize the facil-
ity there. He chided Local Government for
not making more progress in this direction.
Squatters on the corner will eventually
have to move so the port can utilize that
space. Goombay Park, the port operation

and local government requirements must
learn to get along.
A request was made for a court ste-
nographer to speed the court proceedings.
Mr. Ingraham replied that this was tried at
several courts in Nassau, but the net result
was a reduction in the court cases being
concluded. He noted that once court ste-
nographers are in place, all other officials
forgot how to write, putting the entire writ-
ten procedures on the stenographer to the
detriment of the court system.
Social Services asked for a first floor
location as older people have trouble get-
ting to the second floor office.
A need for sporting facilities was
brought up to give young people equal op-
portunities in sports to compete with Nas-
sau and Freeport.
Tourism mentioned a need for tour
bus franchises that are currently under a
moratorium. One or more buses of this na-
ture would offer additional experiences for
our visitors.
On a more positive note, he announced
that the government will undertake shortly
the restoration of the Hope Town light-

KAB From Page 1

agreed to sponsor the Keep Abaco Beau-
tiful's project Adopt an Area by adopting
the turn-off of the Cherokee road and the

round-about at the Marsh Harbour air-
port. Several other business groups such
as Tropical Shipping, Hope Town Primary
School, Friends of Abaco Animals, Elbow
Cay North End Homeowners, Friendship
Mission Youth Group, Young People's
Endeavour, the Rotary Club of Abaco and
New Vision Ministries have adopted vari-
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Custom Signs.
Ms. Hall enquired about the up-keep of
the Crockett Drive/Forest Drive round-
about sponsored by the Rotary Club. Mrs.
Jo-Ann Bradley is in charge of beautifying
the recycling depot in Marsh Harbour at
the corner near Maxwell's and landscaping
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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 VHF Ch 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
GuanaCay 365-5178 Treasure Cay 365-8749

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

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 to Ammons Dr ...........$12+ $3
Bristol Cellers thru A. Beach Hotel or Gov't dock thru ..........
D undas 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 rin g C ity .................................................... $ 15 + $ 5
S n a ke C ay ........................................................... $ 3 5 + $ 10
Treasure C ay ................ .. .................. $60 + $ 10
C asuarina Point ....... ................................ $60 + $10
Treasure Cay Airport or Bah Palm Shores $70 + $10
Little Harbour or Cherokee ...................................$80 + $10
C rossing R ocks .................... ..................... $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
Government 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 13 Nov 05
Treasure C ay Resort .............................................. $20 + $5
M adeira Park .. ...... .. ................ ...... $14 + $4
G reen Turtle Cay ferry dock .....................................$8 + $4
M oxy ................................... $ 18 + $ 5
Baham as Star farm ............... .............. ........$24 + $5
Sand Banks ... ........ .............. .... $24 + $5
Joe's C reek, Leisure Lee .....................................$44 + $10
B la ck W ood .................... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .. $ 18 + $5
Fire Road & Cooper's Town ...................................$37 + $5
C edar H arbour .......................................... $55 + $5
W o o d C a y .............................................................. $ 6 0 + $ 5
Mount Hope .................... $65 + $5
Fox Tow n .................................$70 + $5
C row n H aven .......................................... $75 + $5
M arsh HarbourA irport .........................................$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 Marles.................. ........ $22 + $5
T C Hotel to Joe's Creek ........................ ........$35 + $5
T C Hotel to M oxey ............................... ........ $16 + $5
T C Hotel to Banyan Bch Club XX ............................$6 + $3
Green Turtle Ferry to Marsh H Airport............. $75 + $10

Airlines Serving Abaco
Abaco Air- Nassau, N Eleuthera, Moores Is 367-2266
Am 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 Air Nassau ..........................................367-2498
Twin Air Calypso Fort Lauderdale .....................367-0140
Vintage Props & Jets New Smyrna B ..............367-4852
Yellow Air 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 Town........................ ............................. 366-043 1
Treasure Divers, Treasure Cay............................................. 365-8571
Brendal's Dive, Green T. Cay ............................................ 365-44 1 1
Dive Guana......................................... ........... .......... 365-5178
Man-0-W ar Dive Shop ................................... ...... ...... 365-6013

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 -
Marsh Harbour > Hope Town 7:00am* 8:50
(Limited Sunday Schedule) Return 7:55 am
Marsh Harbour > White Sound 7am 12pm
to or from White Sound

10:20 12: pm 1:55 3:55* 5:40
9:30 II 12:30pm* 2:55 5 6:15
3:15 Return 7:40 1:10 4:25

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 2:30* 4 5:45*
Return 8 am 11:30 1:30 pm 3:15* 4:30
Marsh H. > Guana Cay (& Scotland Cay with advance notice) from Conch Inn Not on Sundays
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Return 8 am 11:30 2:30 pm 4:45 6:30*
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
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..10F....... F......365-4033
Treasure Cay
Treasure Cay Marinal50 ...... F......365-8250
Man-O-War Marina ...26....... F......365-6008
Marsh Harbour
Boat Harbour Marina183....... F......367-2736
Conch Inn...................75....... F .....367-4000
Harbour View Marina .36....... F .....367-2182
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 .............Treasure Cay farm road
Art studio & working foundry- .......................... Little Harbour
W orking boatyards........................................... Man-O-W ar cay
Pocket beaches Crossing Beach in Marsh Harbour
* Witches Point 3 miles S. of Marsh Harbour
* Little Harbour 20 miles S. of Marsh Harbour
* Cherokee 23 miles S of Marsh Harbour
Miles of beach are generally on ocean exposures
* Treasure Cay Green Turtle Cay
* Guana Cay 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

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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 & A Cart 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
Hummingbird....................$$............. 367-2922
Island Cafe.........................$ .............367-6444
Jamie's Place.....................$ ............. 367-2880
Jib Room .........................$$ .............367-2700
Kentucky Fried Chicken.................. 367-2615
Mangoes ......................$$$............. 367-2366
Pop's Place ........................$ .....+..... 367-3796
Poppa Georgio's ................$
Sea Shells .... ...................367-4460
Snack Shack .....................$ .....+.....367-4005
Snappas.............................$ ........ 367-2278
Subway .................. .............. 367-2798
W allys .......................... $$$ ............. 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
Lubber's Quarter
C racker P's......................................... 366-3139
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 ......... Laepen Ngts nly
Sundowners.................................. 365-4060
Wrecking Tree Restaurant
Harbour Cafe (ferry dock) ..$...+..... 365-8635
Sandy Point
Nancy's .........................
Pete & Gays .................$$$ ............ 366-4119
Rickmon Bonefish Lodge................... 366-4477

Please bring errors & revisions to our attention Rev 18 Dec 07

Visitors' Guide
Restaurants Services Transportation

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Comfortable 2 bed, 2 bath with views of Nice 4 bed, 4 bath furnished home on Fabulous opportunity to own a piece of 8+/- acres, 250' of beachfront 90' eleva-
the Atlantic and beach access just steps gorgeous beachfront with views of Beachfront property. Unobstructed views tions with 35' dunes. Fabulous views of
away. Nice waterfront community that has Atlantic. Generator, cable, phone, fenced, of Atlantic. Bonefishing,shelling,snorkel- Atlantic and Cherokee Sound. 3 miles to
all of the essential services, deck turnkey! ing, just paradise! The Abaco Club
#13619 Price: $325,000 #13482 Price: $2,185,000
#13596 Price: $230,000 #2818 Price: $580,000 .... ... .

Very nice 2 bed, 2 bath home with Newly built home on over 2 acres of Opportunity awaits! 40 acres of 1.5 acres on gorgeous ocean beach with
open concept living, sits on 1.75 beachfront property. Four beds, 3 1/2 untouched property with nice coppice 135 feet of frontage and great elevations.
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Bahama Palm Shores Large interior lot close to beach. $55,000
Bahama Palm Shores & Bahama Coral Island Interior lots available. $24,000
Bustick Bight Two half acre lots 100' each of seafront. $115,000
Cherokee Sound Quiet and private area, lots available. $138,000
Elbow Cay Newly constructed 3 bed, 2 bath hilltop home. Dock slip$925,000
Hope Town Comfortable 2 bed, 1 bath Bahamian style home. $260,000
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*Marnies Landing Waterfront lot in private community.Electric available$845,000
*Sand Banks Waterfront properties, located in Sand Banks. $185,000
*Treasure Cay Elevated lot, offering golfing, deep-sea fishing, boating. $ 90,000
*Yellow Wood Beautiful hilltop lot overlooking Winding Bay. $150,000
*Regattas Rental 2 bed, 2 bath, pool, tennis court & beach. $2,200 month
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February 1 2008




Exhibition displayed national exam work

Students could view BJC and BGCSE course work and exams

Students from grades 8-12 all across
Abaco attended the first BJC and BGCSE
Examination Exhibition held on Abaco on
January 17th at the Anglican Parish Hall in
Marsh Harbour. This event was organized
by Mr. Leslie Rolle, Education Officer for
High Schools, assisted by numerous edu-
cators locally and from Nassau. The exhi-
bition was deemed as necessary and long
overdue for Abaco students so that they
will know what other students across The
Bahamas are doing and aim to meet those
standards. Samples of course work from the
best to the worst were on display for stu-
dents, parents and teachers to view. Test-
ing educators from Nassau, Mrs. Cheryl
Bowe-Moss and Stephanie McPhee, were
on hand to answer any questions the stu-
dents or teachers had.
In the opening ceremony Mr. Rolle
told the students that they will get to view
scripts and course work of the highest cali-
ber as well as see some that they are not to
duplicate. He strongly believes that Abaco
has some very gifted, talented and smart
The Anglican Parish Hall was the site of an exhibi tion showing course work and exams of students from other areas of The Baha- students and hopes that this exhibit will
mas. Examples of good and bad quality work were displayed to show Abaco students what others in the country are doing with the give them a better understanding of what
goal to stimulate our students to do better. Two persons from the Ministry of Edcuation in Nassau were here to answer questions is expected of them and what the other stu-

that the teachers or students might have. Abaco's school Superintendent, Mrs. Lenora Black, has returned home after many years
in Nassau with the goal to improve the academic standards on Abaco.

Please see Exhbition Page 2

Don't miss the Art Festival

Abaco Beach Resort

February 2-3 Saturday 10-6 Sunday 10-12

Standard celebrated

its recent expansion

-I i f y* I

After disastrous Hurricane Jeanne ruined all Standard Hardware's store inventory
with salt water, the company decided not only to clean up the mess but to to enlarge
the facility to accommodate Abaco 's growing economy. Now with 60,000 sqarefeet of
display space for hardware and double the lumber yard area, it is poised to provide
a broader range of inventory and quality products for contractors and the general
public. A ribbon cutting ceremony officially declared the newly renovated store open
on January 18 after two years of expanding while also serving their customers. Shown
here are Mr. Scott Weatherford, Manager; Mr. Billy Lowe, one of the owners from
Nassau; Mr. Charles Albury from Nassau, who assisted with the organization of the
store; and Mrs. Kay Weatherford.
By Samantha V. Evans newly renovated store. On January 17th
Standard Hardware has been under- the staff held an appreciation reception
going expansion for the past two years for builders and contractors who are the
and over the weekend of January 17th-
19th, it held the grand opening of its

Pluto visited several schools

bringing laughter and gifts

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Each year Disney Cruise Lines entertains school students with a visit from one of its
well known characters. This year the mischievous Pluto came.in mid- December to
schools in South and Central Abaco and Moore's Island. He is shown here at Every
Child Counts, a school for special students who have disabilities. The children are
always excited to have these visitors.

Page 2 Section B The Abaconian

February 1 2008

Education hosts first BJC and BGCSE Exhibition

Exhibition From Page 7

dents in The Bahamas are producing.
Mrs. Bowe-Moss from the Examination
and Assessment Unit of the Ministry of
Education in Nassau told the students that
they could see work from the 25 BGSCE
subjects and the 10 BJC subjects offered.
They could also see work from the wood-
working department that looks like factory-
made pieces. She encouraged them to ask
questions and to not let the day end with-
out having their questions and/or concerns
addressed. Superintendent Lenora Black
declared the exhibition open. She said that
teachers were encouraged to bring students
from all levels of academic capabilities to

view the exhibition. She doesn't want any-
one to believe that this event was only for
the high fliers because technology and arts
and crafts subjects are available in both ex-
amination areas as well.
Throughout the day students from all
of Abaco high schools attended. Students
from S.C. Bootle High demonstrated cake
decorating and towel folding techniques
during the afternoon session. The level
of work that the students in The Bahamas
have produced is very professionally done
and well presented. Now that high school-
ers on this island have been exposed to
what the Ministry of Education expects
from them, Mr. Rolle hopes that there will
be improvements in the test scores and bet-

ter quality of course work being presented
for both of these examinations beginning
this year.
The Bahamas Junior Certificate of Edu-
cation (BJC) exams were introduced for
students completing compulsory school
age education in 1954. The Bahamas Gen-
eral Certificate of Secondary Education
(BGCSE) exams were introduced to the
Bahamian Educational System in 1993. It
is an examination designed to assess the
achievement of at least 80-95 percent of
Bahamian students on completion of the
five or six years of secondary level educa-
tion. It will provide a broadening of op-
portunity for students to show what they
know, understand and can do.
The BGCSE is a single examination
suitable for almost all secondary students.
Those who meet the required standards
will be awarded grades on a seven point
scale A to G. This scale is used by Cam-
bridge's IGCSE and GCSE examinations

in England. Receiving a grade of A, B,
or C shows that the candidate has above
average knowledge of the subject, a grade
of D indicated that the student has average
knowledge of the subject area, and a score
of E, F, or G, indicates that the student has
moderate to very little grasp of the sub-
ject area. This examination will not only
test knowledge, but skills of data handling,
analysis, judgment, decision-making and
creative thinking.
The committee members for this event
were Mr. Rolle, Colon Curry, Joseph Dar-
ville, Deno Bain, Sandy Edwards, Cheryl
Moss, Stephanie McPhee, Starlene Pren-

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Mermaid Reef Villas

S.C. Bootle High School students demonstrated cake decorating at the exhibition of BJC
and BCGSE work displayed at the Anglican Hall in Marsh Harbour on January 10. The
exhibition was designed to show Abaco students typical work turned in for these national
examinations. Shown here are Anqunique Huyler, their advisor, Mrs. P. Williams, Fred-
ricka Mclntosh and Godydra Gardiner.

On quiet Pelican Shore in Marsh Harbour
Waterfront Beach Terrace, Pool
2B/2B furnished* Beside Mermaid Reef
Week, Month, Year call 242-367-0518 or 577-0451

Abaco Real Estate Agency

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

Guana Cay
- r Fully furnished
I 3i ." with full kitchen
( airconditioning,
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 Grossach
Purchaser Pays 1/2 Stamp Tax& Own Legal Fees.

Guana Cay

Lot #28
Exclusive Lnsting
MLS # 1102
SIis oeaut f JI e evatea wvoerfforl esidenTial lo1
,28 Is locale i n ooin eacn Lstates beweeri
Doccsicers and Grabbers restaurants r-1a vers
close vo 'ne seltlement.
Purchaser Pays 1/2 Stamp Tax & Own Legal Fees.

Joe's Creek
joe's Creek is
about 14 miles
North of Marsh
Exclusive Listing
MLS # 1100
Interior Lots 20, 12 & 13 are oversized interior
lots priced to sell.All 3 lots approx. 100' wide
by 180' deep (18,000 sq. ft),
Purchaser Pays 112 Stamp Tax & Own Legal Fees.

Guana Cay
JNew Price" > A perfect place to
build your island
dream home.

a ftExdrwive Listing
MILS# #1039
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,
Purchaser Pays 1/2 Stamp Tax & Own Legal Fees.

Guana Cay
SPerfect property
Tfor 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,Eah
Purchaser Pays 112 Stamp Tax& Own Legal Fees.

Guana Cay
"New Price" 10,400 + sq. ft.
building site
Exclusive Listing
MLS # 1062
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 I!!
Purchaser Pays1/2 Stamp Tax & Own Legal Fees.

Guana Cay Home&ApartmeAnt
Newrice 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 Grms
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 Grss
Purchaser Pays /2 Stamp Tax & Own Legal Fes.

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

Sandy Point
Exclusive Listing
MLS #1028

5 acre tract next to Sandy Point
airport. 280' wide by 770' deep.
Purchaser Pays 112 Stamp Tax & Own Legal Fees.

Joe's Creek

Each 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$1 50,000each ross
Purchaser Pays 112 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 313,91'
of beachfront
B$1,585,000 Goss
Purchaser Pays 112 Stamp Tax & Own Legal Fees.

February 1, 2008 The Abaconian

Section B Page 3


4 lique Properties Local Knowledge
Member of the Abaco MLS... another reason to list with us.

.. ;y.,Z.,,/ ^IH^^ ^^ NEW LISTING
Coco BAY LOT HARBOURFRONT I 15 ft. dredged ART CAFE WATERFRONT overlooking the
cannel, 40 ft. dock. Close proximity to resorts and lovely harbour of Guana Cay. Lends itself to
beach. Perfect home site. $650,000. commercial/retail or residential. $1,950,000.
Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com 242.577.0298 Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046
.*f~M^i --i^^ *ji-

MANGROLA SEA VIEWS 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

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

WILL'S PLACE 2 bed 2 bath home. Vaulted SEA WIND WATERFRONT on the Sea ofAbaco.
ceilings, gourmet kitchen. 1,472 sq. ft. including 2 bedroom I bath home, plus dock with
deck.Community dock. $485,000. sufficient water at low tide. $429,000.
Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046 Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046

TEN ACRE WATERFRONT Ten acre peninsula
perfect for a marina or small development. Deep
water with a dredged canal. $2,500,000.
Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046

style 4 bed 3 bath home. Private. Formal
living/dining rooms. Fully furnished.
Bill.Albury@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

and aself 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

of sandy beach, modern 2 storey, 4 bed 4.5 bath
5,600 sq. ft. home on 2 large lots. $5,200,000.
Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com 242.577.0298

bath, cathedral ceilings, wrap-around screened-
in verandahs. Great views. $1,300,000.
Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com 242.577.0298

SERENDIPITY 3 bed 3 bath newly built home leads
to I I Oft. of beach frontage. Spectacular location.
Absoultely turnkey. $1,150,000.
Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046

CROSSWINDS SEA VIEWS 4 bed 3 bath 2,800 TREASURE CAY #3079
sq.ft. furnished family home with apartment, SAND BANKS HBR- WATERFRONT prime dev-
central A/C, generator. $820,000. elopment.4 acres, four 2 bed 2 bath cottages,
Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com 242.577.0298 pool. Marina/fishing lodge potential. $650,000.
Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com 242.577.0298

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

commercial waterfront to highway lots. Recently
surveyed. Priced to sell. $95,000. each
Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com 242.577.0298

Laurie Schreiner Jane Patterson Stan Sawyer
t. 242.367.5046 t 242.366.0035 t 242.577.0298

BIll AI DUry
t 242.367.5046

Stan Sawyer: 242.577.0298
BAHAMA PALM SHORES #4071 Lot 43, good residential area. $30,000. Bill Albury:
GREEN TURTLE CAY #303 I Coco BAY LOT $650,000. Stan Sawyer: 242.577.0298
MARSH HARBOUR #3100 10Acres on waterfront. $2,500,000. Laurie Schreiner: 242.367.5046


Kerry Sullivan
t 242.366.0163

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February 1 2008

Standard Hardware offers wide selection, more brands

Standard From Page 7
life blood of their business by offering them
super deals on items they use in their line
of business. On January 18th, specials were
offered all day for the public and homeown-
ers, and at 1:30 p.m. the opening ceremony
was held. Business owners, suppliers, part-
ners and principles were invited to attend
the ceremony.
Scott Weatherford gave an overview of
the store's history and his involvement with
Standard Hardware for the past 30 years
from when it was known as Sea Breezes
Ltd.. He is very thankful to the principles for
having the vision to expand the store which
will allow them to offer better service to the

Abaco community. The expansion was due
to Hurricane Jeanne in 2004 that destroyed
most of the building supplies and inventory
in the store. That gave them the opportu-
nity to pick up the pieces. They decided to
raise the floor of the lumber yard behind the
store three feet to avoid further flooding and
raised the roof over that area as well.
The Abaco market is growing at an in-
credible rate so they doubled the property.
They now have a full lumber department,
an expanded hardware line, and electric and
lighting items for home, commercial, and
industrial establishments; they have one of
the largest power tool lines in The Bahamas,
a tremendous fasteners' selection, a new
line of gardening items that will continue

About 30 suppliers came for the grand opening of Standard Hardware to promote various
brands, giving demonstrations and talking with contractors. Shown here are two repre-
sentatives of Bosch Power Tool Company. David Roth is showing Willis Weatherford an
improved model saber saw while Sandy Becker is talking with Chad Albury

SAle of Palm Ralty.om I

Palm Realty
Brent Cartwright, Broker, BRI
Phone 367-0080
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.
Maria Silvester, BRI The Abaco Club 1363 Two adjacent
Phone 367-0080 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
Rhiannon Thomas high dune, endless views. Great rental
Phone 365-5003 history.
Marsh Harbour home 1364 2/2 on
lovely landscaped lot. Centrally located.
Sea Glass 1337 3/2 home on Guana
Cay with beach access just steps away.
Giselle Mclntosh $439,000
Phone 365-4655 Watching Bay 1392 Fabulous hill top lot

White Sound Two adjacent beach lots
with 150' of beachfront and 100 ft. private
dock on White Sound.
Junior Mernard Watching Bay Three adjacent lots near
Phone 366-0361 the entrance of this new subdivision just
outside the settlement of Cherokee.
Casuarina Point home 1439 2/2 home
on large landscaped lot. Dock approval
in place.
Kristin Williams Bahama Palm Shores A large selection
Phone 367-0080 of interior and beach lots starting at
The Great Abaco Club 1189 Jaffa is a
3/3 home on a double lot positioned to
capture views from every room.
Nikhil Shah Royal Harbour waterfront lots Two water-
Phone 367-0080 front lots, both offering great dockage.

Fax: 242-367-0081
email: brent@aisleofpalmrealty.com
website : www.aisleofpalmrealty.com

Regattas Penthouse unit 1334 The only
3/3 init in complex. Very spacious, wonder-
ful 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 k
Spacious home with 3/2 on three levels,
along with 2/2 and 1/I apartments. Pool
and large landscaped lot.
Cove Estates home 1377 Well designed
2/2 offering cathedral ceilings, a/c, large
patio, lovely lot.
Great Cistern Triplex 1393 Great invest-
ment in a newly built triplex. Excellent
Sweetings Village Residential lot in fast
growing community
The Abaco Club Hope Town Cottage
1437 4/4 turn-key hilltop cottage
overlooking the 18th green and Atlantic
Ocean. $3,175,000
Guana Cay Two bay lots starting at
Two ocean lots starting at $399,000,
Beach lots starting at $599,000
Interior lots starting at $190,000
Hope Town Conch Quest Oceanfront
home just south of Sea Spray Resort in
White Sound. $694,000

Aisle of Palm Realty
P.O.Box AB 20900
Marsh Harbour,
Abaco, Bahamas

I Feb 08

to be upgraded and expanded, and a large
stock room to ensure that they are able to
provide the builders, contractors and inves-
tors with the items they need to furnish their
large developments. They carry top of the
line Winguard storm resistant windows and
doors and numerous other high end doors
and windows. Scott and his team realize that
many Abaco residents are building homes
so they want to ensure that these nice homes
have top-of-the-line windows, doors, paint,
lumber and other home items to compliment
this huge investment. He wants the public
to know that they expanded with Abaco's
future in mind. Finally, Standard now has
a specialty orders department that can bring
in building items, electrical, tiles and tile
products. As the building market expands,
they are prepared to bring in more variety
of building supplies to meet the needs of the
changing market.
Over the past two years, Scott reported
that they had a number of interruptions and
challenges, but he is thankful that their cus-

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tomers remained loyal and consistent. He
realizes that they could not have made it
through this tough time without their cus-
tomers' support. He hopes that the cus-
tomers find the new facilities pleasant and
a pleasure to shop at. He extended special
thanks to the following persons and com-
panies on behalf of the entire Standard
Hardware family: Supt. of Customs, Gary
Sawyer; Supt. of Immigration, Fausteen
Major Smith; Police Chief, Wayne Miller;
Mr. Cyril Roker and the Port Department,
Marsh Harbour Town Committee, Chad
Sawyer, Local Government, and the Island
Administrator, Mr. Cephas Cooper, who
all were needed to made it happen.
Mr. Weatherford also recognized all of
those businesses and other persons who as-
sisted them through this time. He thanked
the contractors, electricians, plumbers,
painters, air conditioning technicians and
other persons. He gave special thanks to
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the Art Guild and their volunteer kids who
painted the mural for the outside of the
store. He loved it so much that he commis-
sioned them to paint another one. They all
did an excellent job and it really added an
inviting touch to the store front.
Mr. Chad Sawyer and Administrator
Cooper brought remarks. Mr. Sawyer stat-
ed that he has been a neighbor of Standard
Hardware for 17 years and has seen Mr.
Scott wear many hats through the good and
bad days following the storm. However, it
is his pleasure to bring greetings on behalf
of Marsh Harbour Town Committee. Ad-
ministrator Cooper stated that as the result
of a devastating storm, good has triumphed
over evil yet again! He can say with confi-
dence that not only is Standard Hardware
affordable but it provides employment for
some 50 persons locally which is tremen-

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dous. He is indeed proud that they have
raised the bar and he looks forward to
others following suit. At the end of the
opening ceremony, the ribbon was cut by
Mrs. Joyce Greene to officially to re-open
Standard Hardware. A reception followed
in the store while Estin "The Music Man"
Sawyer played live music.
Thirty suppliers from the United States
and an electrician from Nassau all flew in
for the weekend opening. Demonstrations
were held by these suppliers on Friday and
Saturday to show builders and contractors
how to use the various equipment sold at
the store and to speak with them about the
value of using pressure treated wood, high
grade paints and the like. Bosch represen-
tative David Roth from Orgill, the whole-
saler for hardline products, demonstrated
how to use a Bosch jigsaw and a dremel ro-
tary tool. He recommended both products
for use by crafts makers to cut and polish
shell and other jewelry. One dremel was

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given away as a result of an announcement
on Radio Abaco. Mrs. Pam Mitchell of
Marsh Harbour was the lucky recipient.
Mr. Weatherford stated that this entire
weekend was great. The public, builders,
contractors, suppliers and the weather were
all great, which made it all come together.
He realizes that what they have done is a
first for Abaco and even though he was not
sure whether having a combination open-
ing with the demonstrations and builders
all coming together would work, he cannot
imagine having the opening without them.
By bringing all of these persons and prod-
ucts together, they gave their clients insight
into their new products and services.
His two top priorities for this weekend

were exposing builders and contractors to
environmentally friendly building supplies
and showing them the importance of us-
ing proper windows. Over the past five
years, Mr. Weatherford noticed that there
has been some confusion about the use of
certain building supplies including treated
wood. He wanted them to speak with the
suppliers themselves and for them to ex-
plain the benefits of using their building
supplies. This was a huge success as well.
Secondly, with Abaco changing and more
upscale homes being built, Mr. Weather-
ford wants builders to have access to qual-
ity windows to further beautify the homes
being built, especially since the quality
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News of the Cays

Man-O-War Church sports a new steeple The Hon. Dr. Hubert
Minnis, Minister of
Health, is greeted in
Hope Town by stu-
dents as he toured
Abaco clinics recently.
He spent quite a bit of
time talking with the .
students which they
thorougly enjoyed.

wide-eyed and excited.
Many pictures were
r snapped as it is the first
time the school has had M
a pre-school. Talented
artist preschool moth-
Sea er, Ms. Beth Sweeting,
7and Grandmother Jo-
ette Mc Cully designed
the preschool shirts. As
g Usual, there were some
teary eyed moms on the
first day, but children 00 o
were just plain excited MI
New Life Bible Church on Man-O-War Cay now has a steeple. to see their friends and
It was given to the church in memory of Marcell and Christine classrooms. A staff.EOO
Albury and Lois and Cyril Albury. Church members got to- p s o f w
gether recently on a Saturday and put it on the roof, pal's office, two new lITORS OF
classrooms, additionsM
Hope Town onto the bathroom block, a new deck and MER iY & A R iUT8A o ~
Primary School News covered decking between buildings were AND oIn RCPA G BIIATS
By Candace Key also new additions completed by contrac- 11 5 90 75
It has been an especially busy fall tor Bill Swain and Sons.
for staff and parents of the Hope Town Our PTA officers were elected at the The 1.5L OptiM ax
School. After two long years of waiting for first monthly meeting. Congratulations to Combining the best of both the 2 and 4-Stroke worlds, the
repairs and renovations to be finished and President, Mrs. Tami Cash; Vice-Presi- ne itre tia de s o missions t n
with much community help, the staff was dent, Mrs. Christine Cartwright; Secre- ew 1.5 Lre OptiMax delivers lowemissions technology
thrilled to be able to finally move into the tary, Mrs. Bonnie Hall; and Treasurer, 2-Stroke performance.Up to 45% better fuel economy
"new, old" school the week of teacher pre- Mrs. Anna Albury. The Chaplain is Mrs. Lighter than 4-Strokes
planning in August 2007. Students walked
in the first day with choruses of "oohs and Please see Cays Page 8
"aahs." Fifteen new preschoolers entered e

Ph: 242-367-323 I Osbourne Stuart, CR5, CRES, BRI, SVC
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Marsh Harbour Cassie Thomas secretary

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Lofty Fig Villas This property is posed to become the most sought Agape Villa Murphy Town Two free standing structures containing Nine lots for sale in new gated community in Great Cistern, Abaco.
after gated residences in Marsh four one-bedroom, one bathroom Residential only
Harbour. This property has apartment units that are fully
already been approved for condo furnished with central air con-
or town house style accommoda- ditioning. Sits on 15,000 sq. ft.
tions. Located in the heart of the Landscaped. All units are rented.B!
waterfront restaurant district, the $300,000 Person purchasing this . -
right investors can make this property a unique and very upscale location. will have an instant business.
Priced to sell at $2,156,500 gross. Call or come in Three bedroom, two bathroom home,fully furnished, central Lot #12 8,491 sf $29,803 gross Lot #17 11,741 sf $41,210 gross
Great Business Opportunity a two-story building that has a air conditioning, on 9,000 sq. ft. Lot #13 11,759 sf $41,274 gross Lot #18 10,868 sf $38,146 gross
total of 19,300 sq. ft. There Landscaped with beautiful trees Lot #14 8,800 sf $30,888 gross Lot #19 12,514 sf $43,924 gross
are 7 apartment units on top and lawn. Rented. $190,000. Can Lot #15 8,676 sf $30,452 gross Lot #20 10,474 sf $36,763 gross
floor that are rented and two be sold separately or with above Lot #16 12,010 sf $42,155 gross
huge office spaces on the bot- property. For sale three lots located on South Lubbers Quarters in the Abaco
tom floor that are rented. This Ocean Club Estate. Lots number I I, 44, 112. These lots are priced individu-
building is located in Marsh Harbour and is on three lots that are 100' x Duplex for sale off Forest Drive two,two bedroom / one bath ally.
120', bringing the total land space to 36,000 sq. ft. This building is priced apartment units, fully furnished. Lot # I1 consists of 11,022 sq. ft. and is priced at $85,000 gross. Lot #44
to sell at $1,500,000 gross One unit has central A/C and consists of 13,307 sq. ft and is priced at $98,000 gross. Lot # 112 consists
Fourplex for sale 3 two-bedroom, one bathroom, fully furnished apt, washer & dryer. The other unit has of 20,485 sq. ft. and is priced at $175,000 gross
also one split-level three bed- Buildindow A/C units on lot 13bedr 90 One lot in Murphy Town Subdivision on Shell Road Lot size
room, two and half bathroom.131 x 90
Property 80' x 100'. Oleander property, landscaped. Appraisal value this year at $242,356. This is priced to 131 x 110 (14,410 sf $32,760 gross
Drive across from Friendship sell at $190,000 net. Purchaser pays legal fee and govt tax. Persons interested For sale 15 acres of land at Baker's Heights near Leisure
Drive across from Friendship
Tabernacle Church, Dundas should call or come in, We will find a way to work something out for you. Lee off the Treasure Cay Highway. Priced at $450,000 this property will go
Town Appraised at $500,000 Fourplex 2 two bedroom one bathroom apts, 2 one bedroom, one fast. Call today.
Selling price $475,000 bathroom apts. Total 3150 sq. ft. All units furnished, All units have central A/C For Sale two lots on hill in Yellowwood
Four bedroom, 4 bathroom house with covered back patio, units, 3 units have washer/dryer Lot# 7 G3 size 12,600 sf $63,000 gross
covered entryway with huge units. 1200 sq. ft. wooden building Lot # 7 G4 size 12,600 sf $63,000 gross
columns. House is 4,000 sq. ft. that houses washer and dryer for
situated on /4 acre of property apt. one. Property 150' x 88' All To all property owners, do you have property you want to SELL, LEASE,
in Bahama Palm Shores. Central units are rented. Off Forest Dr., RENT or MANAGE. Give us a call; we will find rReliable tenants for you.
Dundas Town. Appraised value
in master bath. Appraised at $430,000 Asking price $375,000 Located in the Sea Star Building
$600,000 Selling Price $495,000 next to Maxwell's Supermarket
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"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-
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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

Canal front condos with on site tennis and pool
2 bed / 2 bath lower unit marina view. Good
rental income EXC $526,350
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
OL 0 + 7.5% closing
Resale condos available in first completed project.
Ready to go. Both units never rented but definite
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 end unit 2 bed / 2 bath,
totally redone, 12' wide slip
EXC. $468,000 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.
$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
"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 storeyCBS building,
each level has 2 JJ- ents with 2 bed,
1 bath, living/di\ S- Great rental
investment. M SEE! EXC. $400,000 FGS

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
Beginning at $360,000 FGS
Golf Course / Interior
Beginning at $60,000 FGS

Treasure Cay has one of the world's best Beaches
Golf Course, Tennis, full service Marina, just naming a few amenities.
Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information We not only sell here, we live here and love it.
Mailing address: P.O. Box AB22183, Treasure Cay, Abaco, Bahamas
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More News of the Cays

Cays From Page 6
Lenora Sweeting. Mr. Clint Adderly and
Mr. Pat McCully head the Repair Commit-
tee. Several parents have already risen to
the challenge and taken various projects as
their own.
An Open House allowed the staff and
students to show off their new pride and
joy. In conjunction with the Open House,
the PTA held an Italian dinner fund raiser.
The evening was well attended and the
organizing committee discovered several
more fantastic chefs among new parents!
Education Officer Ms. Felamease Sawyer
and Human Resource Manager Mrs. Ruth
Smith represented the Department of Edu-
cation and enjoyed their evening in Hope

District Superintendent, Mrs. Lenora
Black, attended the pinning ceremony
where Head Boy, Head Girl and Prefects
were announced. Head Boy for 2007-08 is
James Boyce, Head Girl is Natasha Albury
while Prefects are Brittany Sweeting, Aisha
Le Brun and Sheena Etienne. Proud parents
were all present and looked on happily.
Mrs. Candace Key's Grade 5 and 6 stu-
dents won the annual Thanksgiving Can
Drive. They brought in the most cans of
food for delivery to the community el-
ders. Thanks to very supportive parents,
we had the most cans ever brought in this
year. Mothers took it as a challenge, and
we even had moms dragging cases of cans
up our steps! Way to go parents! The win-
ning class has the privilege of packing the
cases on a golf cart and delivering them

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Hope Town school students annually collect canned foods at Thanksgving time to be dis-
tributed to the elderly in the community. The grade 5 and 6 students won the competition
for bringing in the most cans so were awarded by being allowed to deliver them. PTA
officer Mrs. Bonnie Hall is surrounded as they begin their deliveries.



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throughout the town. Thanks mom Bonnie
Hall for offering your more spacious cart
this year.
The Senior Class was asked to be the
Meet and Greet Committee for the visit to
Hope Town of the Minister of Health, the
Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis. To his credit, he
took quite a while with the students asking
them what they planned to do and offer-
ing them advice. The students thoroughly
enjoyed their meeting with the minister and
were very proud when a member of the
delegation told them it was their best wel-
come yet.

Christmastime saw the students of Hope
Town School participating in a Commu-
nity Sing in the park which was attended
by parents, community members and visi-
tors. Words to some songs were changed
to reflect a tropical Christmas theme and at
the end of the program a tree was lighted
as a gift to the community. PTA President,
Mrs. Cash presented a king-sized Christ-
mas card from the school to former teacher
and community member, Mrs. Suzanne
Bethel, on behalf of the school. After the

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More News of the Cays

Hope Town School continues to work on ey, and we know you are proud of your ers in the afternoon.
Cays From Page 8 projects that involve protecting our frag- newest "student." Junior Sailing is spreading throughout
program students and teachers rushed out ile, unique environment. The mangrove Hope Townjunior sailing the Bahamas, thanks to the Bahamas Sail-
on the dock to watch a scientist from Cali- stand below school has been a pet project third aing Association (BSA check out their
fornia scuba diving in the harbour for blood for many years for students. Friends of the third season website at http://www.bahamassailing.
worms to be used for cancer research. Environment and the Ministry of Tourism By Sue Holloway org/). With its help, Hope Town, Long
The school kicked off the new term in thanked various organizations for their Here we go again the third year of Island, Freeport and others now have Ju-
January in a rocking way. Longtime friend dedication to Keeping Abaco Beautiful Hope Town Junior Sailing! Twenty-five nior Programs along with Nassau. Five of
and music therapist, Dr. Robert Krout, project recently by installing signs in the kids have registered, and the first two Sat- our sailors raced very successfully at the
visited the school to play his guitar and adopted areas. The students were excited urday sessions have been lots of fun with Junior Nationals last September, showing
get the students up and singing and danc- to help install "their" sign in the mangrove perfect weather. The fleet of eight Optimist how well the program works.
ing. The students look forward to his visit area. This was a good pre-activity for the dinghies and its pontoon float are in great Nowadays, sailing is a sport, but also
each year. He spent extra time at school school as they get ready to celebrate World shape, thanks to hard work by Ron Engle a livelihood. Hope Town Junior Sailing
this year doing some music theory with the Wetlands Day on February 2. during the off-season. hopes to teach an appreciation for the sail-
older students. The staff and students wish to congratu- Classes are held every Saturday. Head
Known as the Environmental School, late teacher, Ms. Donica Mackey, on the Instructor Matt McCoy teaches beginners Please see Cays Page 10
birth of her son. We miss you Ms. Mack- and intermediates in the mornings and rac-

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Restaurant ForSale # 781- Fully equipped & furnished 2,818
s/f restaurant at Treasure Cay highway intersection. Seating
capacity of approx. 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' beachfront. 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.
"Trident House" #317 Superb3 bedroom. 3.5 bath fully
furnished, 3,500 s/f beach front home. NOW $2,699,000.
"FinalApproach" # 601 Recently renovated, furnished
canal front 2 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/f under roof on 15,493 s/f andscaped
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/funder 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.
Treasure Cay House Near Beach # 492 -3 bed, 3 bath
1,276 s/f furnished home, recently renovated. $450,000.
"Home, Sweet Home" # 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 Beachfront 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/f2 level
furnished waterfront condo on Brigantine canal, great water
views, includes 2 large boat slips. Beach nearby. $865,000.
RoyalPoinciana #2612- # 972-3 bed,3 bath, 2nd level,
furnished beachfront condo, fully renovated & re-furbished in
2000. Fantastic sea& Treasure Cay Beach views. $865,000.
"Halyjard 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.
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.
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.
Brigantine Beach Condo f 369 2 bed, 2.5 bath furnished
townhouse, ocean views, close to beach, furnished, excellent

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Beach Villa # 506 #636 2 bed it hNCP 0 s/fgarden view
villa, fully renovat 6fui6 in 2005. Private garden
patios. (Oi cing Available) Reduced $405,000.
Beach Villa 685- # 958 Attractive 885 s/f2 bed, 2 bath
furnished villa, Community pool, near rnarina& golf course, 2
minute walk to Treasure Cay Beach $399,000.
Beach Villa # 504 A&B #743- 2 fui~ CTbed. I bath
adjoining Garden Villas, ptr i nchen & living areas,
excellent rental k 9*,9sd together, turn-key $339,000.
Mariner's Cove Condominiums
# 959 2 bed, 1 bath, 2 level furnished unit, overlooks marina,
includes full size garage& vehicle. $310,000.
#454 2 bed, 1 bath, 2 level poolside unit $295,000.
# 928 2 bed, I bath, 2 level, overlooking harbour $279,000.
# 655 2 bed. I 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.
BeachfrontParcel- 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 & Canal Lot Package #941 Windward Beach lot with
100' of beach frontage on Sea of Abaco, PLUS Galleon Bay lot
with approx. 76' 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 t8th hole. Magnificent views, $2,395,000.
Sea ofAbaco Lot Ql # 845 25,658 s/f lot, 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 ofAbaco frontage, Fantastic views. $759,000.

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Sea ofAbaco, Waterfront Lot 9A # 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 2. 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. Closeto
beach. Option available for two adjoining canal lots. $656,000.
Residential Parcels
# 823 10,708 s/f canal lot w/130' frontage & dock $392,000.
# 602 15,334 s/f canal corner lot w/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/1 04' frontage $265,000.
#597 11,242 s/f canal lot w/171' seawall, sea view $265,000.
# 904 16,345 s/f w/108' water frontage, sea view $119,950.
# 811 10,400 s/fsea view corner lot, near beach $107,000.
# 567 2.139 acres on highway near Leisure Lee $149,700.
Atlantic Oceanfront Parcel #746 Approx. 1 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 roofelevated home. Close to beach. Reduced $212,000.
Great Abaco Club, Canalfront Home # 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/f on 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 Bluff overlooking 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
road access. $38,000.
Ocean View Residential Lot # 887 Elevated, hillside corner
parcel, 12,600 s/f+/-, close to sandy Atlantic Ocean beachfront.
All utilities available. Ideal building site. $179,000.

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ing industry on Abaco. While enjoying the
sport of sailing personally, our Junior Sail-
ors may discover how to enter the tourist

industry on Abaco that serves the sailing
We are excited to start the 2008 season.
Thanks to all of our volunteers and parents
who have contributed time, money and en-

The junior sailing program for Hope Town students has begun a new season. Shown here
are the Beginners and Intermediates: Aisha Le Brun, Laura Albury, Sean Stevenson,
Andrew James, Instructor Matt McCoy, Spencer Mernard, Tyler Albury, Narissa Smith,
Paige LeBrun, Alton James, Christopher Albury, Natasha Albury, Luke Albury, Jeremy
Pleydell-Bouverie, Jordan Richardson, Anja Cooper. Missing is Lavelle Arnett. Not
pictured are the Racers: Stony Lowe, Eli Lowe, Danielle Moss, Noah Albury, Shannon
Thompson, Dylan Thompson, Candice Trembley, Tristan Albury, Ben Patterson.

The Hope Town School held its Pinning Ceremony to name the student leaders. The
students are Sheena Etienne, Prefect, Brittany Sweeting, Prefect, Natasha Albury, Head
Girl, James Boyce, Head Boy, and Aisha LeBrun, Prefect. Parents and Principal Can-
dace Key are standing to the left and behind. To the right is Abaco's School Superinten-
dent, Mrs. Lenora Black.
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Page 10 Section B The Abaconian

February 1 2008

School News

Abaco Central High School
won six awards nationally
By Mirella Santillo
Albert Russell won the first place for
drum set solo and instrumental solo, Sha-
kera Rose Blanc was judged top national
for solo singing, the Junkanoo junior high
school band was the national winner, Ro-
nisco Cunningham received the first place
for keyboard playing and Carrington
Woodside came second in drum set. Abaco
Central High School was rewarded with
six trophies at the National Art Festival
in 2006, the only school in The Bahamas
to win that many trophies. It was the third
consecutive time that Albert Russell was
the national winner for drum set. Ms. De-
nise Gadsby, who was the music teacher in
2006, presented the awards to the students
for their performance in a special assembly
held at the school on January 15.

Acting-Principal Vanessa James called
a special assembly to recognize the stu-
dents who had excelled in Performing Arts
in 2006, in sports during the school year
2007 and to announce the Teacher of the
Year for 2007: Ms. Phillippa Farrington.
Mr. Patrice Charles congratulated the
athletes who participated in the relay race
on December 2nd, 2007, and praised them
for competing on a Saturday morning. He
invited the various house members to co-
operate with their house coordinator and
their teachers and announced that a T-shirt
with the house colors will be available for
$12. He urged them to wear these T-Shirts
on Sports Day.
During the assembly the Teacher of the
Year was recognized. The winner was Ms.
Phillippa Farrington, who is subject coor-
dinator for Social Sciences. She has been
with the high school for the past five years.


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Ms Farrington's department has reintro-
duced the "Student of the Quarter," "It's
Academic" and "Meet the Parents Night."
She has represented Abaco at Youth in Par-
liament in 2005 and presently serves on the
school's International Fair Committee. She
is a member of the literacy committee, an
advisor for the Anchor Club, teaches Sun-
day School and instructs young ladies on
proper etiquette. Ms. Farrington thanked
her colleagues for supporting her and said
she will continue to serve the school to the
best of her abilities, hoping that her next
step will be become the District's Teacher
of the Year.

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Ms. James reminded the students that
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she urged them to support the school as a
whole. "Those of you who do well are go-
ing to represent us on the national level.
On Sports Day be prepared to be at your
best behavior." She went on to address stu-
dents' behavior problems such as littering
and threatened that anyone caught throw-
ing thrash other than in the proper recep-
tacle would have to come back to school
on Saturday and clean from one end of the
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The Abaconian Section B Page 11

IMore School News

School From Page 11
school to the other.
Being on school grounds before or after
school hours is now considered trespass-
ing, she warned, and will be dealt as a po-
lice matter. Finally, "disrespect towards
the authorities has to stop and will be dealt
with. Everyone has to show respect to the
St. Francis PTA Board
is off and running
By Samantha V. Evans
St. Francis de Sales School has a vibrant
PTA that has taken off with full speed this
2007-08 school year. It had a slight change

to the make up of the board with Ms. Sa-
mantha Evans being reappointed as the
secretary of the board due to the resigna-
tion of the newly elected secretary. This
appointment was made by Principal Kumar
and the PTA president Neulessa Major.
The annual walk-a-thon/bike-a-thon was
held on December 7th followed by a fun
day that raised over $10,000. Mrs. Ku-
mar expressed thanks to all of the parents,
sponsors, and committed partners for their
annual support which makes this event a
success. The proceeds will go towards re-
furbishing the playgrounds in the preschool
and primary school play areas.
Thanks to donations by Rev. Bethel from
Bethel Booksellers and the PTA board, all

class rooms at the school now
have water coolers to provide
fresh drinking water for their
students. The next fund raiser
will be a raffle which will be
held in April. Persons wish-
ing to donate prizes can contact
the school office. Funds raised
from this fund raiser will go to-
wards upgrading the staff room
for teachers, replacing the sci-
ence lab equipment, landscap-
ing areas needing beautifying
and paving the back driveway to
the main school building. These
are all tall orders for the year
but this school has always had a
very active and resourceful PTA
board so this year is no differ-

Albert Russell won first place for drum set solo and
instrumental solo for the third consecutive time in the
National Art Festival in 2006 a fantastic record. He
is receiving his plaque from Acting Principal Van-
essa James.

Students of Abaco Central High School won six awards at the National Arts Festival in
2006, the most awards any school won in The Bahamas that year. They received their
trophies and plaques at an assembly on January 15. This is the entire group of winners.

The boys' relay team of Abaco Central High School won the interschool competition.
They were presented with their trophies on January 15.

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More School News

School From Page 12
ent. Mrs. Kumar is sure that with the grace
of God all projects will be done before the
close of the school year in June 2008.
Mrs. Kumar looks forward to the school
receiving a new copier for the office with
the assistance of the PTA Board which is
one of their long term goals. Once again
the entire St. Francis de Sales School fami-
ly and the PTA thanks their committed and
dedicated parents for their annual support.
They look forward to their continued sup-
port in 2008 and beyond.

Central Abaco Wins
Grade Six Spelling Bee
Central Abaco Primary School has once
again won the Grade Six Spelling Bee on
January 11 after the stiffest competition this
district has seen in eight years at this level.
Education Officer for Primary Schools,
Ms. Felemease Sawyer, applauded St.
Francis de Sales, Moore's Island All-age
School, Central Abaco Primary School,
Agape Christian School, and Hope Town
School for always presenting a student in
the grades 1-6 competitions. She especially

Please see School Page 15

The girls' relay team at Abaco Central also brought a trophy to the school.

The sixth grade Spelling Bee winners were Deantash Lightbourne of Agape Christian
School in third place, Ayleisa Marshall of Central Abaco Primary School in first place
and Axcel Simmons of Cooper's Town Primary School in second place. Behind them
are Superintendent Lenora Black and the spelling coach, George Mills of Central Abaco
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Paqe 14 Section B The Abaconian February 1 2008

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February 1 2008

February 1, 2008 The Abaconian

SMore School NewsI

School From Page 13

applauded Moore's Island principal, Mrs.
Ruthmae Rolle, who makes the trip with
her students for the competitions.
Spellers came from the following
schools: James A. Pinder, Crossing Rocks,
Treasure Cay Primary, Cherokee Primary,
Moore's Island All-age School, Fox Town
Primary, Hope Town, Central Abaco Pri-
mary, Man-O-War Cay, Cooper's Town
Primary, St. Francis de Sales, Agape
Christian School, Long Bay School, Amy
Roberts Primary and Cyber Learning Cen-
ter. The spellers went eight rounds on the
seen list before they were challenged by
the unseen list. It took approximately eight
rounds of the unseen list before the top
three spellers were identified. Claiming
the first place trophy was Kayleisa Mar-
shall of Central Abaco Primary School. In
second place was Axcel Simmons of Coo-
per's Town Primary School and in third
place was Denatash Lightbourne of Agape
Christian School.
This was a unique competition for two

reasons: These students were excellent
spellers. The winning speller did not miss
one spelling word. This is extremely com-
mendable and congratulations must be
extended to the coach at Central Abaco
Primary School, Mr. George Mills. Ms.
Sawyer encouraged the coaches to allow
all of these students to enter the National

Spelling Bee that will be held on February
The objectives of the primary school
Spelling Bee are to 1. improve the spell-
ing skills of students 2. increase their vo-
cabulary 3. develop correct English us-
age in students so that they will not fear
concepts 4. enhance their reading fluency

Mr. Joseph Paul, Jr. donated two new microwave ovens to the Central Abaco Primary
School in appreciation for the education his children received there. He is shown here
giving them to Principal Eunice Mills.

and writing skills. Ms. Sawyer would like
to encourage parents to continue support-
ing their children in all school and district

Central Abaco Primary

gets donation from parent
By Samantha V. Evans
On January 7th Mr. Joseph Paul, Jr. do-
nated two new microwaves to Central Ab-
aco Primary School. He stated that he has
had two daughters pass through this school
who have done very well and his oldest will
be graduating grade twelve this June. This is
his way of saying thank you to the school for
educating his children. Mr. Paul still has a
son at the school who is doing very well. He
has always had a keen interest in children
and their education. He is very concerned
about children getting the best education
possible so that they can have a bright fu-
ture. Mr. Paul has committed himself to as-
sist the school in whatever way he can. Re-
ceiving the donation were students of grade
two (the class his son is in) and grade 3, the

Please see School Page 76

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More School News

School From Page 75
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By Samantha V. Evans
The grade two teachers at Central Ab-
aco Primary School are firm believers in
parents playing a vital role in their
children's education because not
only does it foster further bonding
between child and parent, but it
encourages learning by doing and
builds that teacher-parent relation-
ship. During the month of Novem-
ber, the students of grade 2 studied
the theme Looking Around Us with
focus on communities and buildings
in Social Studies and Religious Edu-
cation. Through this venture, Ms.
Owen, one of the grade two teach-
ers, thought it fitting to involve par-
ents in their child's education so she
gave them a project to submit. Each
child had to construct a community
with the assistance of their parent.
This community had to include nine
buildings that are seen throughout
the community where they live. It
Ab- was very exciting to see the level
ject of involvement shown by parents
ach and the extensive communities con-
re- structed. The face of education has
vere changed so these teachers have de-
the cided to change along with it and to

their surprise, it is beneficial to them as
well as to the growth and development of
their students.
S. C. Bootle Teachers
Learn about Special
Needs of Students
In a society and a world where diversity
is becoming more of the norm, it is impor-
tant that we all learn how to better meet the
needs of those diverse bodies of people who
now live in our communities. The princi-
pal of S.C. Bootle High School, Mr. Huel
Moss, recognizes this fact and sought the
assistance of Supervisor of Guidance and
Counseling, Ms. Samantha V. Evans, to
expose his teachers to some of the special
needs that students possess who now make
the classroom a diverse place to teach in.
The training was held was held on January
3rd at the school in Cooper's Town.
The session covered those special needs
that are most frequently seen in the class-
room, provided the teachers with tips on how
to identify these special needs and strategies
on how to implement techniques in the class-
room. Ms. Evans comes from a background
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Autistic Uni
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mas in Nassau.
She shared he
unique experi
ences for the two
years she spen
at that school
and stated that Samantha Evans
you cannot tell if a child is autistic just by
looking at him. Even though some of them
display unique characteristics that can some-
times appear bizarre, others are quite normal
in their behavior and disposition. She gave
them a great deal of information to help them
to become more familiar with this disorder.
She then spoke about Attention-deficit
Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) or At-
tention-deficit Disorder (ADD). This is a
minimal brain disorder that can affect a
child's concentration, attention, and makes
him hyperactive. Ms. Evans addressed the
various characteristics and possible factors
that may contribute to this disorder. She

Please see School Page 77

Parents and students of Grade 2 at Central
aco Primary School worked jointly on a pro
of creating models of their communities. E
student had to construct nine buildings that
sembled their neighbourhood. The results w
delightfully creative and very meaningful to
students. This is Jacoby Miller with his mode

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February 1 2008


Ferur 1,20 h bcna eto ae1

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School From Page 16
gave the teachers tips on how to handle the
hyperactive child in the classroom.
The next area discussed was Learning
Disabilities (LD). This refers to children
who fail to learn despite an apparently nor-
mal capacity for learning. There are special
programs that school can implement as well
to address these disabilities. However, if
any of these methods or programs are to
work, it is important to have the support of
the parents. Teachers were given sugges-
tion for working with the parents.

The last area discussed was slow learn-
ers and giftedness. Ms. Evans gave them
many tips on how to identify learners who
may be at risk of failing. She stated that it
is important for them to be aware of the
characteristics of low achieving students al-
lowances can be made for these students.
Giftedness focuses on above average
ability, creativity and task commitment in
exceptional children. A gifted child has in-
telligence that is generally in the top two
to three percent of his age level. The three
Please see School Page 25

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to make a positive impact on their community. They have recently uncovered service op-
portunities in Central Abaco. Upon touring their neighborhoods, they found that a vital
contribution to the Abaco community could be made if they enhanced the cemeteries
where their loved ones were laid to rest. Though many had never painted before, they
came with a willing spirit and did a wonderful job. The photo shows the Anchors paint-
ing the wall at the Coffey Memorial Cemetery in November. They worked at the Marsh
Harbour Public Cemetery in December. Special thanks to the Paint Place for donating
the paint and the Marsh Harbour Boat Yard for painting supplies.

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Police Crime Report

Stolen Boat A 32 foot Sentry boat with
two 250 HP Yahama engines was stolen
from a second homeowner's dock in Black
Sound, Green Turtle Cay sometime be-
tween November 15 and 29.
Shop Breaking Grace Baptist Church
in Dundas Town was broken into during
the night of November 28 and a small
amount of cash was taken.
Damage A resident of Dundas Town
had three tires slashed on his pickup truck
sometime after sunset on December 7.
Causing Harm While in the restroom
at Tardie's Night Club on the highway just
out of Murphy Town, a customer from
Murphy Town was punched in the face
about 2 a.m. on December 8 causing a
laceration. An assailant was subsequently
Causing Harm The Marsh Harbour
Government Clinic treated a resident of the
Mud for a stab wound to the stomach on the
morning of December 8. About 9 p.m. the
previous night, the victim returned to his
house and found a tall dark male wearing
a mask inside his house. He was stabbed
during a confrontation. Local medical staff
treated him, then sent him to Nassau for
further treatment.
Damage The New Life DVD Store in
Marsh Harbour had a window damaged
during the night of December 8.
Assault with a Deadly Instrument -
About midnight on December 10, a resi-
dent of the Mud had his door kicked in by
three men who then threatened him with a
gun putting him in fear of his life.
Assault with a Dangerous Instrument
- Shortly after sunset on December 13, a
15-year-old boy of Casuarina Point was
assaulted by a young man who wrung his

shirt collar. He ran when a box cutter was
produced threatening him further and then
was told, "You lucky you run or else I
would have split your guts out here."
Sacrilege and Stealing The Alders-
gate Methodist Church office in Dundas
Town was broken into during the night of
December 14 and cash was stolen.
Stealing Late in the evening of De-
cember 13 a resident of Bahama Coral Isle
had his yellow and black Panterra motor
bike stolen while parked at the Conch Inn
in Marsh Harbour.
Unlawful Sexual Intercourse A resi-
dent of Spring City was arrested on an
outstanding warrant when found after mid-
night on December 15 at a Marsh Harbour
night club.
Dangerous Drugs A man from Chero-
kee Sound was arrested about 2 a.m. on
December 15 when found with a gram of
cocaine in his pants pocket.
Assault with deadly weapon A land-
lord in Dundas Town had a tenant come
after him with a knife about 8 p.m. on De-
cember 16. A scuffle ensued and the land-
lord received a cut on his little finger. The
tenant was later arrested.
Causing Harm A Crossing Rocks
woman was parked at the old clinic there
about 7 p.m. on December 25 when her
boyfriend beat her about the body causing
pain for no reason.
Possession of Ammunition On execu-
tion of a search warrant to a house in Cen-
tral Pines, Marsh Harbour mid-morning on
December 27, a live round of .38 ammuni-
tion was discovered resulting in the arrest
of the occupant.
Shop Breaking Mid-day on Decem-
ber 27 the Agape Christian School was

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discovered to have been broken into ear-
lier. Several interior doors were jimmied
and rooms had been searched. Nothing ap-
peared to have been taken.
Causing Harm Just after mid-night
on December 27 a Spring City woman
was beaten and kicked about her body by
her ex-boyfriend. She was advised to seek
medical attention and her ex-boyfriend was
Assault A young man of Dundas Town
was on the new road by the Mud when as-
saulted by a young man who slapped him
and attempted to throw a rock at him. This
happened about mid-morning on January 5.
Sacrilege The Latter Rain Church in
Dundas Town was broken into during the
night of January 4 but nothing appeared to
have been stolen.
Shop Breaking and Stealing During
the night of January 4 Sports World in
Marsh Harbour was broken into through
the roof. Tennis shoes, socks and Dickies
pants valued at $1200 were taken.
Assault A Crossing Rocks woman was
assaulted by the father of her baby about
3:30 p.m. on January 5 while at the Kipco
Bar outside Murphy Town.
Shop Breaking and Stealing St.
Francis de Sales school had the door to the
snack shack pried open during the night of

January 7. The burglars then burst a hole
in the ceiling of the administration building
and stole six Dell laptop computers valued
at $9,000.
Housebreaking Police responded mid-
morning on January 8 to a report of a sus-
picious person loitering in Murphy Town.
On arrival, the constable encountered a
dark male whom he knew walking out of
the front door of a residence there. A rusty
box cutter was produced by the suspect. A
struggle ensued but he managed to escape
on foot. Left behind were the suspect's
bicycle and backpack containing items be-
lieved to have been stolen from the house.
Shop Breaking Change Ministries in
Murphy Town was broken into during the
night of January 8 with cash being stolen.
Fingerprints were found.
Trespassing Three young men were
arrested on January 10 for vandalizing
and trespassing at the Abaco Central High
School about 7:30 p.m. on January 8. Dur-
ing vocational class registration that night
they threw rocks and stool inside the elec-
trical classroom. They were charged and
given bail for an appearance before the ju-
venile panel.
Threats of Death A Winding Bay em-
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Murphy Town Senior

Citizen builds boat models
Mr. George McKenzie
is a 75-year-old senior
citizen who lives alone
and is suffering from
a degenerative ailment
that prevents him from
talking properly or
from getting around;
that, however, does
not prevent him from
being active and cre-
ative. He spends most
of his days working on
making sailboat models
and various carpentry
projects such as picture
frames, wooden boxes
and bookshelves. Mr.
McKenzie was born in
Bluff Point and moved
to Murphy Town when
he was a boy. He retired 12 years ago. Before that he worked as a cook on a boat sailing
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ployee was threatened in mid-afternoon on
January 10 by a co-worker who said, "he
have gun shots and head shots for him and
niggers on the job site," causing him to be-
come in fear for his life.
Assaulting a Police Officer A disor-
derly woman near the Fourth Quarter Bar
in Marsh Harbour annoyed a police officer
with obscene language. When warned, she
continued with her verbal assault and was
arrested. She then struck the officer on his
jaw causing pain. She admitted to the of-
fense which happened about 10 a.m. on
January 11 and was given bail pending a
court appearance.

Stealing from a Vessel A 34-foot
Sea Ray boat docked on Pelican Shore,
Marsh Harbour, was broken into sometime
between January 2 and 12. A cabin door
had been forced open and the interior was
ransacked. Stolen were food, clothing, life
vests and a 12-gauge flare gun with four
Shop Breaking During the interval be-
tween January 10 and 12, the Jehovah's Wit-
ness Church on Forest Drive in Dundas Town
was broken into and the office was ransacked.
Nothing appeared to have been taken.
Shop Breaking The Youth Ministries
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Chris Plummer Abaco Cays Realty
Cindy Newell Abaco Estate Services
Ed Newell Abaco Estate Services
Bill Thompson Abaco Real Estate
Elaine Thompson Abaco Real Estate
Sandra Evans Abaco Waterfront Properties
Bill Thorndycraft Abaco Waterfront Properties
Brent Cartwright Aisle of Palm Realty
Maria Silvester Aisle of Palm Realty
Rhiannon Thomas Aisle of Palm Realty
Chris Roberts Bahamas Realty Abaco
Molly Roberts Bahamas Realty Abaco
John Bethell Bayfront Realty Nassau
Chris Farrington Coldwell Banker
Mailin Sands Coldwell Banker
Bill Albury Damianos Sotheby's Intl. Realty
Jane Patterson Damianos Sotheby's Intl. Realty
Laurie Schreiner Damianos Sotheby's Intl. Realty
Stan Sawyer Damianos Sotheby's Intl. Realty
Kerry Sullivan Damianos Sotheby's Intl. Realty
Donna Rees Era Dupuch Real Estate
James Rees Era Dupuch Real Estate
June Russell Graham Real Estate
Neil Aberle H.G. Christie Ltd
Kathleen Albury H.G. Christie Ltd
John Christie H.G. Christie Ltd
Dwayne Wallas H.G. Christie Ltd
John Cash John Cash Realty
(Ruth) Anne Albury Treasure Cay Real Estate
Everett Pinder Treasure Cay Real Estate
Marcellus Roberts Treasure Cay Real Estate

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The Abaconian Section B Page 19

Baker's Bay staff train abroad

A core group of 12 staff from Baker's
Bay Golf and Ocean Club at Guana Cay
recently traveled to Texas and North Caro-
lina to receive training at other Discovery
Land Company properties. The Baker's
Bay employees not only got the opportuni-
ty to see how other Discovery Land prop-
erties operate but they participated in the
grand opening of Discovery's Mountaintop
property in North Carolina in September.
According to Simmone Bowe, Direc-
tor of Human Resources and Training for
Baker's Bay, this $250,000 training and
professional development initiative pro-
vided experiences ranging from two weeks
to two months for different employees and
was fully paid for by Baker's Bay. "The
objective was to expose staff to the stan-
dards of the parent company that they must
uphold and to let them see what a finished
property looks like," Ms. Bowe said.
Among the group who received training
this year were Reginald Wood, Director of
Food and Beverage; Ted Curry, Outdoor
Pursuits Guide; Achara Wallace, Mem-
ber Services Manager; Schano Pierre, Spa
Therapist; and George Smith, Beverage
Reginald Wood joined Baker's Bay ear-
lier this year after researching the com-
pany. He was impressed by the goals and
vision of the Company and is excited to
join a project at its infancy stage and be
able to influence the shaping of the de-
velopment that he believes will represent
the best product and service of its kind in
The Bahamas. While in North Carolina at
Mountaintop Mr. Wood received hands-on
training in food and beverage management
from operational procedures to accounting
practices and witnessed the grand opening
of the property's clubhouse that featured
an exciting safari-themed party with 350

guests plus giraffes, jaguars and tigers.
"Eighty-five percent of the members are
billionaires who are accustomed to being
catered to 24/7. At Mountaintop I was able
to see how Discovery Land Company caters
to its members on a day-to-day basis. For
example, we do profiling of our members
so if a member likes a certain type of water
that is not available locally, we would have
the water flown in from France to be there
when he arrives. Discovery Land offers a
five-star yet informal approach to service.
It's not snobbish or choreographed but it's
like dining out in your own home. It's very
family oriented," Mr. Wood said.
He added that it was quite an experience
to be 4000 feet up in the mountains and to
wake up and see the beauty of the Smokey
Mountains, black bears and other wildlife
outside his cabin. "The property is really
designed to blend and fit into the natural
geography," he said.
Ted Curry, a Green Turtle Cay native,
is accustomed to supervising water sports
activities and
with guests
on the beach
at Baker's
Bay. While
in North
Carolina Mr.
Curry spent
most of his
training ex- Ted Curry

helped his counterparts with cruises and
outdoor activities for adults and children.
"It was awesome. The golf course was
out of this world and the people were very
friendly," he said. "What I really got from
the experience is that it's the small things
that count and how to be proactive instead

of reactive. They really emphasize the
fine details of service, follow up and fol-
low through and they encourage you to use
your skills and abilities to do things cre-
atively and differently as they say, there
is more than one way to skin a cat."
Pierre spent
two and a
half months
at Mountain-
top, the lon-
gest training
period of all
this year. As
a spa thera-
SSchano Pierre
pist she said

the training was very rewarding for her.
She not only learned new massage tech-
niques including a massage done entirely
with the feet but was able to participate
in the preparations for the opening of the
Mountain Top Spa.
"Because of this experience I have a
good idea of what to do and what not to
do when we open the Baker's Bay Spa,"
she said.
Achara Wallace, 22, trained at three
properties: Spanish Oaks in Austin, Texas;
Vaquero in Westlake, Texas; and Moun-
taintop in North Carolina. Mr. Wallace

Please see Bakers Page 21

invites applications for attorneys for our Abaco Office.

Applicants must have a minimum of 3-5 years experience in Litigation and
Real Estate & Development, demonstrate an ability to work independently
and possess a thorough wo rking knowledge and technical competence in
the areas mentioned. (Applicants with experience in only one of the men-
tioned areas may also apply).

Successful applicants can look forward to competitive remumeration and

Apply in confidence to:

P.O. Box N-3247
Nassau, Bahamas
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Training is at other Discovery properties

Bakers From Page 20
says his training gave him experience in
organizing and planning functions and
marketing events which he believes will
be very useful when Baker's Bay's Marina
Village opens up.
"I was most impressed with the orga-
nization and the communication. They are
always ahead of the game and anticipating
members' needs. The experience was first
class and they treated us the way we treat
our members at Baker's Bay," Mr. Wal-
lace said.
Baker's Bay's Beverage Manager George
Smith is the most widely travelled employ-

ee among the group having visited Dis-
covery Land
properties in
Hawaii, Ari-
zona, Mon-
tana, Idaho,
Mexico and
now North
Carolina. A
native Aba-
conian from George Smith
conian from
Hope Town, Mr. Smith has 16 years ex-
perience in tourism and has been employed
with Baker's Bay for two and a half years.
"I love my job. Baker's Bay is differ-

ent from any other place. If you want to
work, you can learn so much," Mr. Smith
says. Some of the most important things he
says he has learned are patience, getting to
know what members like and calling mem-
bers by their last name.
"Every morning, every afternoon, every
minute I'm checking the profiles to make
sure we have everything our members
like," he said. He believes the partners
and members of Discovery Land Com-
pany properties are "the nicest people in
the world. They greet you with a hug and
they leave you with a hug." Of the many
Discovery Land properties he has visited
Mr. Smith says he likes them all. "But I

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a.k.a. BERTRAM MILLS late of and domiciled at
Dundas Town, Abaco, The Bahamas, deceased

NOTICE is hereby given that all persons having any claim or demand against
or interest in the above Estate should send same duly certified in writing to the
undersigned on or before 18th February, 2008 after which date the Executor
will proceed to distribute the assets of the Estate having regard only to the
claims, demands or interests of which he shall then have had notice AND all
persons indebted to the above Estate are asked to settle such debts on or before
18th February, 2008.

Attorneys for the Executor
P.O. Box AB-20365
Bay Street, Marsh Harbour
Abaco, The Bahamas


a.k.a. PERCIVAL ARCHER late of the Settlement of Dundas
Town on the Island of Abaco one of the Islands of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas, deceased

NOTICE is hereby given that all persons having any claim or demand against
or interest in the above Estate should send same duly certified in writing to the
undersigned on or before 18th February, 2008 after which date the Executrix
will proceed to distribute the assets of the Estate having regard only to the
claims, demands or interests of which she shall then have had notice AND all
persons indebted to the above Estate are asked to settle such debts on or before
18th February, 2008.

Attorneys for the Executrix
P.O. Box AB-20365
Bay Street, Marsh Harbour
Abaco, The Bahamas

February 1, 2008

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New Providence Properties

Kennedy Subdivision Nassau Appraisal: $188,406.00
_ iLot 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
lot 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
SAll 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*i1> r lr subdivision situated in the eastern district of New Providence, Bahamas. Located
Sa 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
Sand 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 left onto first paved road opposite Lowe's Wholesale, 2nd to last house on the road with chain link fence.

Lot No. I Western Shores Appraisal
All that lot of land having an area of 7,389 sq. ft. being
lot #1 of the subdivision known as Western Shores Phase
II, the said subdivision situated in the Western District of
SaNew Providence, Bahamas. Located on the subject property
is a single structure comprising of a single family residence
Consisting of approximately 2,430 sq. ft. of enclosed living
-- r. space. The residence comprises of 3 bedrooms with closets,
2 /2 bathrooms, living/dining rooms, study, kitchen, utility
room, porch and enclosed garage with electronic door. The
land appears to be sufficiently elevated to disallow the possiblity of flooding during annual heavy rainy periods of the year. The grounds
are fairly well kept with improvements including driveway, walkway and swimming pool. The yard is enclosed with walls.
Traveling west on West Bay Street. Go past Orange Hill and Indigo Subdivisions, the house is located on the left near Tusculum
Subdivision and painted all white.

Must Sell Lot No. 597 Gardens Appraisal: $133,395
All that lot of land having an area of 3,200 sq. ft
being lot 597 Melvern Road of the subdivision known
as Yellow Elder Gardens, the said subdivision is
situated in the southern district of New Providence,
S Bahamas. This property is comprised of a 26 year
Sold single family residence consisting of approximately
1,510 sq. ft. of enclosed living space, with 3 bedrooms
including master bedroom, 2 bathrooms, living/dining
rooom, kitchen and utility room. Th e residence also
consists of a front porch and two patios.
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. The grounds are fairly kept, with improvements including driveway and
walkway. The yard is enclosed with chain link fencing.
Traveling west on Melvern Road from the sport center road, follow the road to the left the subject property is the 5th property left
situated between Zris Court and the Richie Court painted white trimmed yellow.

Lot No. 382 Winton Meadows Appraisal: $365,000
All that piece, parcel or lot of land having an area of 8,300
sq. ft being lot No. 382 situated in the subdivision known as
Winton Meadows, the said subdivision situated in the Eastern
District of the island of New Providence, Bahamas. This
property is comprised of a 24 year old single family residence
with an attached efficiency (formerly the carport) consisting
of approximately 2,675 sq. ft. of enclosed living area, front
porch 198 sq. ft., back patio 380 sq. ft The building is a two
-- storey house. Besides the efficiency apartment, the house is
no m comprised of 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, inclusive of a master
bedroom suite upstairs, foyer, front room, dining room,
family room, powder room, utility room, breakfast nook and
kitchen downstairs. Climate control is provided by ducted central air conditioning with air circulation enhanced by ceiling fans and
other amenities. Quality of construction: average. Stanadard of maintenance: average. Effective age: seven year (7) The land is on flat
terrain; however, the site appears to be sufficiently elevated to disallow the possibility of flooding under normal weather conditions,
including annual heavy rainy periods. The grounds are well kept, with improvements including neatly maintained lawns with flowering
trees and a concrete garden/storage shed which is located in the backyard. The yard is enclosed along the sides with chain link fencing
and concrete block walls that are topped with metal railings and metal gates at the front and back.
Traveling east on Prince Charles Drive pass the street light at Fox Hill Road until you get to Meadows Boulevard, turn right onto
Meadows Boulevard, go south and take the 4th left, then Ist right. The subject house is the 2nd house on the left side painted beige
trimmed white.

New Providence Properties

Investment Opportunity Must Sell
Lot No. 217 Pinewood Gardens Subdivision Appraisal: $127,988
All that lot of land having an area of 5,000 sq. ft. being Lot No.
217 of the subdivision known as Pinewood Gardens the said
subdivision situated in the Southern District of New Providence,
-Bahamas. Located on this property is a structure comprising of
San approximately 20 yr. old single family residence consisting
of 992 sq. ft. of enclosed living space with 3 bedrooms, I
Bathroom, living/dining rooms, kitchen, driveway and walkway.
i The land is on a grade and level and appears to be sufficiently
elevated to disallow the possibility of flooding. The grounds are
fairly kept and yard is open.
Traveling South on East Street to the junction of Soldier Road, make a left at the light, then turn right into Kennedy Subdivision. Go all
the way to T-junction, turn right, then first left, then right again toward Mount Tabor Church building. After passing Mount Tabor take
first left (Sapodilla Blvd.). The subject house is about 400 yards on the right painted yellow trimmed green with green and white door.

Lot No. 3 Yamadraw Beach Estates Appraisal: $313,016
All that lot of land having an area of 10,000 sq. ft being
Lot No. 3 in Yamacraw Beach Estates in the said subdivision
situated in the eastern district of New Providence, Bahamas.
Located on the subject property is a single storey triplex
building comprising of 3 units with two 2-bedrooms, I-
bathroom, living, dining, kitchen apartment units and one unit
being used as a barber and beauty salon, 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.
Traveling south on Fox Hill Road, go past Yamacraw Hill Road and Joe Farrington Road. The subject property is located on the left hand
side of Fox Hill Road painted white trimmed brown.

Lot No. 1056 Pinewood Gardens
Subdivision Appraisal: $144,977
All that lot of land having an area of 5,000 sq. ft. being Lot
No. 1056 of the subdivision known as Pinewood Gardens,
the said subdivision situated in the southern district of New
Providence, Bahamas. Located on this property is a structure
comprising of an approximately 10 yr. old single family
residence consisting of approximately 1,205 sq. ft of enclosed
living space with 3 bedrooms with closets, 2 bathrooms, linen
closet, living and dining rooms, kitchen and covered front
porch. The land is slightly elevated to disallow the possibility
of flooding the grounds are fairly kept
Traveling south on East Street to Sapodilla Boulevard, turn
right at Thatch Palm Street turn left onto Rosewood Street.
The subject property is the second on the right hand side painted blue trimmed white.

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
b- 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.

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 Murphy 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.

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February 1, 2008 The Abaconian

People in the News

Meet Central Abaco Assistant
Administrator Symonette
By Samantha V. Evans
Margaret Virginia Sands Symonette has
been deployed to Central Abaco as the As-
sistant Administrator to Senior Adminis-
trator Cephas Cooper. She began this post
in August 2007 and is very happy to work
in such a progressive society. Symonette
is originally from Eleuthera and attended
the College of The Bahamas to become a
teacher. However, being a young mother,
she had no one to look after her children
while she went on her practicum. So she
returned to Eleuthera where she began a
seasonal job at Windermere Island Club. It
was during one summer when she visited
the Administrator's Office with her mother
that she ended up working as secretary to
Administrator K.E. Taylor. The job that

was intended to be a summer job resulted
in a permanent posting because they were
pleased with her work ethics, professional
and her exemplary character.
While em-
I O ployed there,
she became
very in-
VAD GID volved with
SAN STA the PTA, the
sco community
M.ATEI RE and church.
O1F In Savannah
Sound she
Margaret Symonette Sound she
even assisted
with putting the extension on the primary
school so that it could be re-opened. Mrs.
Symonette has been a public servant for
23 years, starting out as a receptionist and
moved her way up the ladder. She has tak-

en many courses over her working years.
She coordinated the Nova Southeastern
University starting classes in Governor's
Harbour resulting in her receiving her
Bachelor's Degree in Business Administra-
tion. She spent 22 of her working years
in Governor's Harbour. Mrs. Symonette
helped train administrators including
Melvern Seymour, Neil Campbell, Clar-
ence Cleare, and Cephas Cooper even be-
fore she became an administrator.
Mrs. Symonette is responsible for Town
Planning, Hotel Licencing Board, Port
Authority, Road Traffic (partially); attend-
ing all Council meetings for Marsh Har-
bour and Hope Town as well as periodi-
cally attending district meetings in Murphy
Town, Dundas Town, Marsh Harbour and
Hope Town (Townships); and assist with
the daily running of the Administrators of-

fice. She has attended numerous meetings
including local government meetings but
she would like to see more diversity on the
Local Government Board, especially more
young adults instead of the same grouping
of people. She strongly believes that there
needs to be a proper representation of the
people who live on this island. Hence, it
is her hope to see that happen during her
tenure here.
She stated that everything moves at a
much faster pace here than in Governor's
Harbour. The economy is booming and
moving at a rapid pace as well. She loves
the fast pace and feels that there are many
things to do and many places to go on
Abaco. However, Mrs. Symonette is very
concerned about the youth who in general

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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
-d 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.

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.

Rainbow Subdivision Lot No. 3, Block 27. Appraisal: $37, 440
All that vacant lot of land having an area of approximately 14,052.59 sq. ft. being Lot No. 3, Block 27, section B, of Rainbow Subdivi-
sion with residential zoning. This property is bounded about 103.44 ft. north by Queens Highway and 137.02 ft east and about
99.94, ft south of Rainbow Hill Circle, 139.91 ft. west. All utilities and services available.

Lot No. 15, Block 10, Winton Heights Appraisal: $171,440
All that lot of vacant land having an area of 17,144 sq. ft of the subdivision known as Winton Heights situated in the Eastern District
of New Providence, Bahamas. This property is retangular in shape and zoned multi-family single family.
This property is about 230 ft. west of Sassoon Drive and is about the third lot on the north side of Hill Side Road

Lot B, Marigold Farm Road Allotment 67 Appraisal: $146,000
All that lot of vacant land having an area of 1,173 acres and being referred to as the plot the property is lot No. B and is situated
on Marigold Farm Road in the area known as Allotment 67, a subdivision situated in the southeastern district of New Providence,
Bahamas. This property is zoned muilti family.
Traveling from Joe Farrington Road onto Marigold Farm Road heading south. The subject is the 2nd to last property on the left
hand side of the road near the pond.

Exuma Vacant 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.
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.

Grand Bahama Vacant Property

Investment Opportunity Must Sell Appraisal: $38,000
All that lot of vacant land having an area of 12,650 sq. ft. being Lot No. 20 Block I Unit 3 of the subdivision known and designated
as Fortune Point Subdivision, Freeport, Grand Bahama. Duplex property zoning with a rectangle shape.

Eleuthera Vacant 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, II B 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
of approximately 2 ft with all utilities and services available.

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
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A record number competed in the Cancer Society Walk

By Mirella Santillo
Walkers came from Central Abaco,
from Treasure Cay, even as far as Nassau,
126 in all to participate in the first fund-
raising walk of the Abaco Cancer Society
that took place on January 19th. Registra-
tion was at the Jib Room in Marsh Harbour
and participants were asked for a donation
of $5. Caps, T-Shirts and plastic bracelets
could be purchased for more monetary
support. There was no set starting time
so early participants started walking im-
mediately and late arrivals just joined in.
The five kilometer course took the walkers
to the end of the road at Pelican Shores,
then to the entrance of Abaco Beach Re-
sort where, behind Wreckers Gallery, they
could pause for water or Red Bull, compli-
ments of Bristol Cellars, before returning
to their starting point.
Some people came to socialize, walk-
ing leisurely with friends, some walked
at a faster pace to perform their regular
exercise or training, parents pushed their
children in a pram, people cane with their

dogs, senior citizens, children, but all had
come to support a worthy cause, the fight
against cancer, a disease that touches all of
us directly or indirectly.
The event was organized by Ms. Ve-
ronica Saunders and Mrs. Marjolein Scott
with the help of members Ms. Lauren Riv-
iere and Mrs. Julie Johnson. Mrs. Scott
as vice president did this in the absence of
President Hugh Cottis, who is in the hos-
pital in Nassau.
Mr. Ed Scott, Mrs. Ethel Bethel, (who
assists at the Cancer Society Thrift Store
on Saturday mornings) and her husband,
Mr. Laverne Bethel, distributed drinks at
the refreshment point. Mrs. Linda Leffler,
host of the event at the Jib Room, lent her
establishment for the occasion and orga-
nized the reception at the end of the walk.
The organizers were overjoyed with the
response and, according to Mrs. Scott,
$2000 was collected. T hey have decided
to make the walk a bi-annual event, the
second one for 2008 to take place during
October, Cancer Awareness Month.

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February 1 2008


February 1, 2008 The Abaconian

Section B Page 25

More People in the News

People From Page 23

appear to be very angry. They have major
issues resolving conflicts, she has noticed,
but she is pleased that many of the church-
es here have activities for them. She would
like to see the schools and the churches of-
fer counseling for the young people espe-
cially those who are in crisis situations.
She would like to see forums for the
youth to voice their concerns and to just
express themselves.
Mrs. Symonette calls upon parents to
make more time for their children and not
focus on working all of the time. She calls
upon counselors and church leaders to help
the youth tackle the gripping hold that peer
pressure has on the young people. They
need a positive environment to "hang out"
in and to constantly express themselves.
While on Abaco she plans to continue
her involvement with the Anglican Church
and to be an upstanding citizen. She feels
that she has had a full life and is happy
with her accomplishments. However, there
is more that she plans to do. But for now,
she will focus on this new post. She plans
to be a role model for the youth of Abaco.
She has been married for 34 years and has
three adult children and three grandchil-
Student Appreciates
Racquel Smith is a student attending the
College of The Bahamas and is in her last
year. She is on a scholarship from Abaco
Pathfinders. She is the daughter of Ricardo
and Margel Smith of Marsh Harbour. She
recently wrote a letter of appreciation to
Leazona Richard, Administrator of Abaco

Fund. Here
is her letter.
Dear Mrs.
The foun-
dation has
been more
than gener-
Racquel Smith ous funding
the cost of tuition and fees almost 100 per-
cent. This has been a blessing for which I
am truly appreciative. To update you, I am
set to graduate in May 2008 with a BBA
in Accounting. Additionally, the tuition
and fees for the upcoming semester have
already been paid.
I am currently employed as a Staff Ac-
countant, at Grant Thornton, Chartered Ac-
countants, which is currently within the top
five accounting firms in the world. This is
an opportunity that I have been granted be-
cause of an education obtained at the Col-
lege of the Bahamas, an education that was
attained because of the charitable donations
from the Abaco Pathfinders. The funding
has most definitely laid the groundwork
for obtaining an education that will take
me throughout the world.
I can never express my gratitude. I hope
that I am able to set an example for those
that follow. Once again, to all members of
the Board of Directors and to any others
that have played a role in the funding pro-
vided by the foundation, a sincere thank
you. I hope that one day I can assist the
foundation in providing opportunities for
others as you have all provided for me.
Yours truly,
Racquel O. Smith

The Abaco Pathfinders Fund has helped
80 students and has 26 students presently
enrolled in schools. It will be holding its
major fund raising auction on March 15.
We urge anyone wanting to assist Abaco
students get a college, technical or voca-
tional education to support this auction.
Hall of Fame award for
local kung fu expert
On November 10, 2007, Sarone A.
Kennedy, Sr., a local Martial Arts prac-
titioner, was awarded the honor of induc-
tion into the International Hall of Honor
Hall of Champions, the world's most elite
martial arts hall of fame. The U.S. Head of
Family Martial Arts Association inducted
Mr. Kennedy into its international Hall

Mr. Sarone Kennedy, seated with student
Terrance Archer

of Fame. The awards ceremony was held
in Hanover, Maryland, and was attended
by masters of many styles of martial arts
from around the world. Mr. Kennedy, who
holds ranks in Karate, Judo, Kung Fu and
Taekwondo, was inducted in the category
of "Black Belt Dedication Spirit Award of
Honor" for his years of practice of Kung
Fu and other martial arts. The U S. Head
of Family Martial Arts Association calls
him "Sifu" or master. Mr. Kennedy was
honored that his instructor, Master Cedric
Miller of Nassau and his Grand instructor,
Grandmaster Kenneth Lewis of Freeport
supported and recommended his induction.
Due to prior commitments, Mr. Kennedy
was unable to attend the ceremony but sent
his most senior Black Sash student, Ter-
rance Archer of Freeport to receive the
awards on his behalf.

School From Page 17

other areas of giftedness that are not usu-
ally recognized are visual/performing arts,
creativity and leadership.
The seminar was enriching and a great
learning day for the teachers of S.C. Boo-
tie High School, who along with their prin-
cipal and the Guidance Counselor Athena
Mackey-Russell, expressed their apprecia-
tion to Ms. Evans for such an in-depth pre-

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Bahama Palm Shores for sale by owner, large
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community. Few minutes walk to beautiful
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Bahama Palm Shores Best Deal on Abaco,
waterfront/solid CBS 3/2, turn key, garden/fruit
trees. $369,000 net. Ph 475-2134
Cherokee Sound house for sale by owner,
3 bedroom, 2 bath. For more info call 242-
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
Hope Town, Abaco, hillside lot 100'x124'
Lucayos Subdivision No. 2, shared dock, boat
basin, paved road. $159,000 Owner financing.
Call 386-441-7041 or coconutcliff@aol.com

Houses and Land For Rent and For Sale

Great Guana Cay
* 5 houses for sale, call for details
* 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
Guana Cay, Sea of Abaco, 1+ acre with great
elevations, 400 + ft. waterfront, dock & moor-
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plus own legal fees & brokerage fees. Brokers
welcome. 242-365-5149 www.guanawaterfront.
Hope Town, Abaco, hillside lot 100'x124',
Lucayos Subdivision No. 2, Shared dock, boat
basin, paved road. $169,000 Call 386-441-7041
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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 resort 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
Scotland Cay Private island with runway golf
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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-
town. com
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
Sweetings 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
Sweetings Village, Marsh Harbour brand new
2 bed/ 2 bath apt. available, fully furnished.
$1200/ mo. 259-6303 or 577-0171

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Paqe 26 Section B The Abaconian

February 1 2008

Hope Town Council hears of 14-acre project

During the routine Hope Town District
Council meeting on January 23, 15 or
more agitated residents asked Council to
hear their complaints concerning a 14-acre
subdivision project on Elbow Cay.
Jeremy Sweeting, Chief Councillor, had
been made aware of the project the previ-
ous day and had called the Prime Minister's
office to see what the Foreign Investment
Board might have approved since a foreign
investor was believed to be involved. Nas-
sau provided no current information.

Those complaining acknowledged that
the land had been subdivided into lots 30
or 40 years ago. The land had not seen
much activity and was mostly overgrown
coppice. It extends from the beach to the
centerline road.
The site had been originally platted with
over 50 individual lots. The Turtle Hill
development and a few homes have been
built there over the years.
After listening to the residents' con-
cerns, Council took a recess to visit the

site about a mile south of the Hope Town
Heavy equipment had pushed crude
roadways through the brush and two men
with machettes was widening the dirt road
paralleling the beach. A surveyor had been
engaged to stake lot lines and roadways.
On returning to the Council office, the
members agreed to get more information
on the transaction, what the goals are for
the property and to determine what permits
have been issued.

Eastern Abaco Region of
The Methodist Church
http://www.easternabacomethod ist.com/

Cell 466-9090
All are welcome
to worship
with us
St. Andrews Methodist
Epworth Chapel Dundas Town
Cherokee Sound Sunday Services
Sunday Services 11 a.m & 7 p.m.
11 a.m. & 7 p.m. Office 367-3050
ssion House 366-2249 Manse 367-4647

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


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Dundas Town Church of God
Where Everybody Is Somebody and Jesus Is Lord!

Prayer Meeting 6:00 a.m.
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worrhin 6:00 p.m.
Jesus Saves

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and Send J ]
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
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Hours 8:30 am 6 pm
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Cell 554-8183
Dove Plaza, Marsh Harb.
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Phone 367-2431 Marsh Harbour
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Music Boxes Instruments
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Cell #: 477-5322 359-6839

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buildings residential and commercial
Window cleaning
Serious inquires
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New Vision Ministries

V [ Our Mission
"Turningpeople 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


February 1, 2008

Annual retreat of Finance Services

Association was held on Abaco

mne aanamas financial services aoara neta its annual retreat at Aiaco aeacn Kesort
on January 18 and 19. Private sector people from banking, offshore banking, insurance
and financial services assess the financial situation of the country annually and make
recommendation to government. Included in the group were government management
persons concerned with finances and taxation. They brain storm ways to keep The Baha-
mas competitive in changing world conditions. Perhaps two-third of the group were from
the private sector whill one-third were government representatives. Issues of concern
related to free trade, the World Trade Organization and other international concerns.
A second concern related to the implementation of regulatory issues. They were also
concerned with business development and how to market The Bahamas successfully. The
Prime Minister and a contingent of Cabinet Minister attended. One of the speakers was
the Hon. Elma Campbell. Shown above are people well known to Abaco. Mr. Harcour
Brown, Director of Labour and his wife, Barbara Brown, right, were residents of Abaco
for many years. Decker Munnings, a Labour officer is on the left.

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Call 242-367-2677 Fax 242-367-3677

Absentee owner of a beautiful property on
Scotland Cay is looking for a man & wife,
full time, caretakers. Couple responsibilities
include property maintenance, gardening,
cleaning & cooking. No smoking, drinking or
children. Please call 786-564-3955
Wanted live-in babysitter and housekeeper
in Crossing Rocks, Abaco. Ph: 366-3260
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Professional photographer wanted, 5 yrs or
more experience. Take resume to GWS office
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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

2 4-seater dining sets $200 each. 1 coffee table
$35. Call 357-6536
2 Twin bed sets, like new, w/ sheet sets. $150
each set. Call 367-0422

94 Toyota Camry LE includes Sirius sat.
radio and sound system, excellent condition.
$4,000 ONO Ph 577-0457

96 Honda Accord, right hand drive, silver.
$6,000 OBO Call 357-6836
97 Toyota Rav 4, US model, 2 WD, good
condition, 89 K miles, emerald green, alloy
wheels, new CD player, cold A/C, power
windows. Located in Green Turtle Cay. Will
deliver tn Ahiorn RtfR8 Call 577-09Q

CQR Anchor, 45 lb original, never used, for
sale at $350. Call 365-8109
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

A --- _-- --

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

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

24' Limestone Diesel Express Cruiser 1987
diesel engine, 9'6" beam, 400 hrs. Volvo en-
gine HP 230, outdrive Duo pro, stored on a lift.
DUTY PAID $29,000 Phone 242-365-8175
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

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
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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


Page 28 Section B The Abaconian February 1 2008


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-
j 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
at the Ritz-Carlton man-
Saged Abaco Club at
Winding Bay offering a
Clubhouse, European
spa, tennis and beach.
-: $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. AS10883

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. AS10877

Collection of 2 bedroom
condos and 3 bedroom
penthouses overlooking
the sea in a gated de-
~ velopment offering a
S' pool and private beach.
S' Starting at $445,000
--Ref. AS10890

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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