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JUNE 15th, 2010

Abaco Special Olympic athletes win many medals
Every Child Counts students compete in Nassau and do well
I Ii By Mirella Santillo
I I Visitors to the Marsh Harbour airp(
S---- on May 22 may have noticed groups

This is part of the group of students from the Every Child Counts School, accompanied by teachers and parents, who competed in the
Special Olympics held in Nassau the latter part of May. They all did outstandingly well, bringing back many gold, silver and bronze
medals. The school caters to students who have special needs and are unable to attend regular classrooms. The school, with an en-
rollment of 105 students, is in Marsh Harbour and depends entirely on donations. Pictured are Ashton Cornish, Susan Higgs, Carlos
Pinder, Denzil Altidor, Blake Russel, Lanard Bain, Shavargo Cimeon, Necxen Joseph, Drew Higgs, David, Whitney Saintil, Des-
taniqua Mclntosh, Tanneisha Dawkins, Paige Lebrun, Mike Saou, Amanda Pennell, Keith Clark, William Paul and Nicole Dinarden.


students dressed in green T-shirts, most
of them adorned with medals around their
necks, arriving from Nassau. They were
the Every Child Counts' athletes who
competed in the two-day national Special
Olympics competition. And the smiles on
their faces as they displayed their medals
were well warranted: the 29 students came
back with 21 individual gold medals, plus
medals in team events, 17 silver medals
and 12 individual bronze medals. What an
The meet started on May 21 when the
ECC athletes met other students from sev-
eral schools of New Providence, Grand
Bahama and Long Island at the College of
The Bahamas to compete in Bocce. The
following day the track and field events
took place at the Queen Elizabeth Sports
Center. The children were categorized ac-
cording to their ages and their abilities.
The boys did particularly well in bocce
with Vincent Major and Blake Russell
winning in the doubles category, each
taking a gold medal and earning one for
their team. So did Lanard Bain and Keith
Please see ECC Page 2

Cherokee Sound quilters

get help from congregation

Don't miss these events
Junkanoo Summer Festival
Goombay Park in Marsh Harbour July 18 and July 25
Lionfish Tournament
Treasure Cay June 16
Lionfish Derby
Green Turtle Club June 19
Sea Spray Art Show
Elbow Cay June 26

SSandy Point's Homecoming
brings everyone to the beach

Several of the ladies of Epworth Chapel in Cherokee Sound created a lap quilt to present
to Vernell Roberts, who has been housebound for several weeks. On June 6 each mem-
ber of the congregation tied one knot on the quilt while silently saying a prayer. Mrs.
Roberts is shown in her wheelchair while a few of the quilters gather around. They are
Corella Sands, Lee Pinder, Iva Pinder and Cathy Sands. See story on page 20.

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Third time for ECC to go to the Special Olympics

ECC From Page 1
Clark. Ashton Cornish received a silver
medal in the bocce singles category.
Standing long jump, walks and races
were other areas where the ECC boys did
well. Denzil Altidor won a gold medal in
standing long jump and in the 50m race.
Eric Sawyer won a gold medal in the 25m
walk and a silver in the 50m race. His
cousin Myron Sawyer came back with two
silver medals for the 25m walk and the
long jump. William Paul was rewarded
with two gold medals for his achievement
in the 50m race and the standing long
jump. Rahim Dawkins won a gold medal
in the 25m race and one in the standing

long jump.
The girls also brought back their share
of trophies. Latonya Moss won the 50m
race and placed second in the softball
throw. Dorenda Curry received two silver
medals in the 100m and the 200m. Tan-
neisha Dawkins placed first in the bocce
singles category. Gia Duvra placed first
in the 25m race and second in the 50m.
Paige Lebrun won the 25m race and came
first in the standing long jump. These are
only a few results among innumerable
One of the 13 adults who accompanied
the group, teacher Marsden Lawley, com-
mented that he was very impressed at the
results. "It was fulfilling to see their ex-

The students of Every Child Counts traveled to Nassau in two groups. Shown standing
are Lanard Bain, Blake Russell, Denzil Altidor, Riveanna Cornish, Ashtanique Murray,
Deangela Murray, Latonya Moss, Paige Lebrun, Rahim Dawkins, Terrell Sears, Des-
tinique Mclntosh, Shavargo Cimeon, Tanneisha Dawkins, Dorenda Curry and Carlos
Pinder. In the front are Whitney Saintil, Myron Sawyer and Eric Sawyer.

citement. For many students, it was the
first time they participated in a national
event. It was a joy to watch them and to
be part of their accomplishments." An-

other teacher, Amanda Pernell, remarked
that the excitement and pride the students
felt, stayed with them for quite a few days
after their return.

Sandy Point holds

Homecoming Conch Fest

Annabella Marquis
The Labour Day weekend marked the
coming of the annual Conch Fest and
Homecoming at Sandy Point hosted by
the Sandy Point Development Commit-
The event, held along the picturesque
shoreline of Abaco's southernmost set-
tlement, was celebrated throughout the
day and night by Abaconians from as far
away as Cooper's Town.
While the sun shone hotly onto the
beach, children played in the water with
their parents. As the sun went down the
children went home and celebrations
magnetised towards the four-sided bar,
created especially for the event.
Stalls, lined up along the shoreline
and rented by vendors for $50, were
selling traditional Bahamian food in-
cluding welk and dumpling soup, conch
fritters and fried fish and chicken with
all the trimmings. They were also serv-
ing Gully Wash, a beloved Bahamian
beverage made of coconut water and
sweet milk, either by itself or "loaded"
with gin.

One particularly popular stall, run by
Rochelle Stuart, was selling food in aid
of her daughter Shania Stuart, diagnosed
with cerebral palsy and unable to walk
since childhood. Ms. Stuart is saving to
make the $13,000 required for Shania
to fly to the United States for medical
A makeshift boat race took place on
the flat water against a sunset backdrop.
While only three small boats took part
and no prizes were won, it was an im-
pressive spectacle simply because of the
outstanding beauty of the setting.
Food vendors, unenthused by the dis-
appointing daytime turnout, felt assured
it would pick up as the night went on.
Indeed, it did. As soon as darkness hit,
the bar swelled with young partygoers,
many of whom were from Marsh Har-
bour. "It's a long, long drive," said one,
"But so worth it. I come every year."
The party eventually spilled onto the
beach and people danced into the early
hours of the morning to soca and reggae
DJ'd by Torrian "Bones" Farrington.

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June 15, 2010 The Abaconian

Section A Page 3


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e Town Specialists Largest Inventory of Properties
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bedroom 2 bath cottage with private dock
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Sound 2 bed, 1.5 bath, bonus room, retail space
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public dodcExcellent surf area. 101 near feet on the
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meters from oceanside beach. 5175,000.

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LUCAYOS LOT 6 Peaceful w
area, 5 mins walk to shared
to sandy beach & town am

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excellent elevation. $450,000. Kerry Sullivan
#5029 Big Rock Hill One acre oceanfront building site with 140' on the Atlantic,
unrivalled elevation, near Sea Spray Resort & Marina. US$665,000. Kerry Sullivan
#2969 Big Point Lot I I 1/2 acre beachfront building site. US$450,000. Kerry Sullivan
SCAY #4639 #5404 Heron View NEW USTING -Sea ofAbacoViews 18,000 sq.ft. wooded loton
wooded residential North End: US$216,000. Dock slip option: $50,000. Kerry Sullivan
dock, short ride #4905 Ocean Bluff Dorros Cove oceanfront, dock slip, highest elevation
entities. $99,000. in area, view of Tilloo Cut & Atlantic. $475,000. Kerry Sullivan
alty.com #4639 Lucayos Lot 6 5 min walk to shared dock & beach. $99,000. Jane Patterson
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residential community. Access to beach. Starting at $140,000. Kerry Sullivan
#4825 North End Lot 51a Ocean View, 10,042 sq.ft. $185,000. Jane Patterson
#5236 North End Lot 51b Ocean View, 12,351 sq.ft. $195,000. Jane Patterson
#4826 North End Lot 66 -Almost 1/2 acre lot. Underbrushed. $189,000. Jane Patterson
S#3207 Seagrape -White Sound -NEW PRICE Oceanfront building site,101 ft.on the
Atlantic, near public dock. $375,000. Kerry Sullivan
#4395 Shepherd Needle Hill 3.7 acres, 140' on deep water coastline, views of the
ChrisAlbury Atlantic Ocean, Sea ofAbaco,&Tahiti Beach. US$995,000. Kerry Sullivan.
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June 15th. 2010

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The Abaconian June 15,2010


I A Se ET I *S OE 5

Marsh Harbour
Income producing property. Triplex comprising
two 1 bed/1 bath apt and one 2 bed/2 bath apt
Centrally located and well maintained.
$399,000- Ref#7122

Treasure Cay 3 bed/2 Bath home with eleva-
tions. Rocky shoreline with views of Green
Turtle Cay. Large lot with plenty of room for
expansion. $599,000 Ref#6782

Vision Heights
Exciting new development. Affordable vacant
lots ranging from 7,937 sqft 11,198 sq.ft. Only
minutes from downtown Marsh Harbour. Start-
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Man-O-War Cay
A rare opportunity- A vacant parcel comprising
approx. half acre and running 125'on a lovely
beach in Man-O-War.

$425,000 Ref#7123

Pelican Shores
Marsh Harbour 2 bed/2.5 bath, 2,400
sqft waterfront home on a 12,250 sqft lot.
Lovely views of the sea. Quiet neighborhood.
$1,200,000- Ref#6965

Hope Town
Oceanfront lot in the heart of the settlement
with beautiful beach and snorkeling reef. Steps
away from all of Hope Town's amenities.
$560,000 Ref#709S

Schooner Bay
3 bed/3 bath Verandah Bungalow Cottage to
be built on Lot #20, Harbour Island. Price
includes all permits, land, cottage, appliances,
landscaping and more. $799,000 Ref#7164

Leisure Lee
3 bed/2 bath home on massive triple lot.
Features an open floor plan. Screened in wrap
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Cedar Cottages
Hope Town 3 bed/2 bath cottage only minutes
away from the ocean. Additional oceanfront
and harbour front land available. Call for
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Lubbers Quarters
9 Acre sea to sea property comprising 2 resi-
dences with large dock. Great possibilities.
Must see to appreciate.
$1,980,000- Ref#7167

Joe Bookie's Bay
Bookie's Bay 2 bed/2 bath home on 4 acres
of natural unspoiled property. Features 130' of
beachfront and commanding views.
$500,000 -Ref#7079

Simmon's Place
Marsh Harbour 4 commercial spaces and 2
rental units on main tourist strip. 8,760 sqft
total of investment opportunity.
$495,000 Ref#6766


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Bahama Palm Shores Residential lots available. From $30,000
Sunrise Bay Approx 9750 sq.ft lot $227,900
Yellowwood Hilltop lots w/views of Cherokee Creeks From $88,500
Long Beach 1/4 acre lots in quiet community From $30,000
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Tilloo Cay 1.86 acre seafront lot. Amazing views $ 350,000

Schooner Bay Little Bridge Beach oceanfront lot. $365,


Schooner Bay Harbour Coppice waterfront lot $175,000

Sand Banks Creek 1.2 acres. 64' of rocky shoreline. $85,000 Dundas Town 9,000 sq.f lot on Christie Street. $40,000
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Lubbers Quarters 4.5 Acres Sea to Sea.Rocky Shoreline $995,000 Sandy Point Beachfront lot on main road. 70 x 108. $75,000
Turtle Rocks Large beachfront lot. 15,000+ sqft $185,000 Hope Town Harbourfiont lot. Views of the lighthouse. $850,000
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June 15, 2010

The Abaconian Section A Page 5

Fishermen's meeting

explains new regulations

By Timothy Roberts
Friends of the Environment held a pub-
lic meeting with fishermen in South Aba-
co on May 31, outlining their Size Mat-
ters campaign and discussing the current
challenges facing the crawfish industry.
D'Shan Maycock, campaign manager,
gave an overview of the program and
spoke of how important it is to reduce the
number of juvenile crawfish taken when
the fishermen bring in their catch. She ex-
plained that when a crawfish reaches the
minimum legal size of 51/2 inches, it en-
sures that the female has spawned at least
The Size Matters campaign is also tack-
ling the issue of certification and licens-
ing for fishermen which has become an
extremely important topic in today's in-
dustry. Glen Pritchard, owner of Tropic
Seafood, was on hand to talk about the
new requirements and how they will af-
fect The Bahamas.
The crawfish industry faces a global
issue because industry partners in the
world-wide market are now requiring
sustainable fishing practices through cer-
tification programs. If a country does not
meet the criteria, they will not buy from
Basically, markets that buy fish will no
longer purchase from countries that do not
engage in environmentally friendly prac-
tices in their fishery. The Marine Stew-
ardship Council has created a program
that sets the standard for a country to
become certified. Through this program,
only certified countries will get and retain

business in the selling of any fish product.
At the start of 2011 the European mar-
ket will cease buying crawfish from The
Bahamas because, at present, the country
has not been certified. Other countries that
buy crawfish from The Bahamas will soon
follow suit in this or similar programs.
Over a year ago, the World Wildlife
Fund was brought in to do an initial as-
sessment of The Bahamas' fisheries, and
it was found that we fall significantly
short of being able to be certified.
The government and industry partners
are now in the process of putting a plan
in place to get The Bahamas at the point
it needs to be in order to be certified. The
process will include the registering of
boats, licensing and certification of fish-
erman who will be required to document
their catch on a daily basis. All this is be-
ing done in order to ensure that the Ba-
hamian fisheries will meet industry stan-
dards and be able to continue to sell its
product to international markets.
The fishermen present at the meeting
were alarmed and upset with the prospect
of what they will face in the upcoming
crawfish season. However, they recog-
nized that unified, they can come together
and overcome these challenges ahead.
Presently, fishing, the third largest in-
dustry in The Bahamas, exports 40 per-
cent of the five million pounds of crawfish
caught in the country every year to the
European market. The North American
Market accounts for the other 60 percent.

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June 15,2010

Central Abaco News

Free legal aid clinic

assists community
By Canishka Alexander
Attorney Kara S.P. Butler held a free
legal aid clinic at The Firm on May 31
and June 1. She was joined by Bandele
LaFleur, a Bahamian and U.S. licensed
attorney. They were surprised that many
residents were not aware that the legal
clinic was being offered, as a result, many
people did not take advantage of the op-
However, Mr. LaFleur was pleased
that they were able to address a wide
range of legal issues for those who did
attend the legal clinic. "We've had the
full range of issues. Some people came
with criminal matters and civil matters
such as people not being paid rent due to
them. We've had a few families who've
had divorce and separation problems that
they needed to discuss. They are all mat-
ters that can be resolved at The Firm,"
he said.
There were some who had questions
regarding wills and were concerned about
what happens at the time of their relative's
death, which Mr. LaFleur said is a probate
The Firm will offer another legal clin-
ic at a later date so that more people can
benefit from their services. Ms. Butler has
more than 10 years of experience as an at-
torney in The Bahamas. Mr. LaFleur said
Ms. Butler is well-trained and quite repu-
table while he is adept in handling U.S.
Immigration matters and generally all legal
matters that arise in The Bahamas.

Four houses are

shown at Open House
By Jennifer Hudson
"We've got the 411!" stated the H.G.
Christie Real Estate Company. "Four
homes, one day, one just right for you!"
On May 29 the staff invited people to view
these four properties which represented
four different price points, ranging from
the very affordable Tranquility Cottage on
East Bay Street in Marsh Harbour to the
much higher priced Rum n' Coke-A-Nut
at Abaco Beach Resort. A similar multiple
showing took place in Hope Town a few
years back but Kathleen Albury of H.G.
Christie, stated that as far as she knew this
was the first such promotion in Marsh Har-
The properties were all within close
proximity to each other so it was easy to
get from one to the other. For anyone not
wishing to use their own transportation, a
complimentary shuttle service was avail-
able from Sand Dollar Shoppe. Light re-
freshments were served at each location.
The four contrasting properties were in-
teresting. Tranquility Cottage is priced to
sell and would make an excellent starter
or holiday home. Special features of this
two bedroom, two bath home are a newly
updated kitchen, vaulted ceilings, central
air, outside back deck for entertaining and
workshop and laundry facilities.
A small step up the price scale was a
ground level apartment in Regattas of
Abaco. Situated within a two-storey build-
ing of just four units, this two bedroom,
two bath apartment features a spacious
open floor plan with ceramic tiled floors,

modern kitchen with granite counter tops,
tropical decor and central air. Outdoors, a
covered lanai overlooks the pool and tennis
courts. This condo has an impressive rental
Next we headed further up the price
scale to The Crossing, a townhouse devel-
opment. Located next to Crossing Beach,
The Crossing consists of three buildings,
each containing four units. The downstairs
units are two bedroom, two bath while the
penthouse units are three bedroom, three
and a half bath. While the penthouse and
beach-side units obviously have the most
sweeping sea views, all units have a wa-
ter view. An attractive kidney-shaped pool
is bordered with native vegetation. Boat
dockage is provided and a very solid sea
wall and groyne provide added protection.
We end our tour at the property placed
at the top of the price scale of the four
homes on the tour. This magnificent canal-
front home is situated on a double lot and
definitely has party ambience. No expense
was spared in professionally decorating the
interior to complement the tropical island
atmosphere of Abaco. Fully furnished, this
turn-key retreat has four bedrooms, each
with a private bathroom. The kitchen, liv-
ing area, dining room and wet bar are all
modern and open. Other luxuries include
a screened-in Bahama room, large swim-
ming pool with gazebo, dockage for a total

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BEC's lost voice
Major power outages to Pelican Shores
began on May 14, about four weeks ago.
We presume that the entire island has been
affected with load shedding since mid-
May. For almost a month, Abaco has suf-
fered from off-again, on-again electricity
without any explanation from BEC. The
load-shedding seems to be random from
the consumer's standpoint although BEC
may have a schedule. The company has not
made any public statement of consequence
during the four weeks of inconvenience.
We have been to BEC daily from May
30 to June 8 asking for a statement on the
situation. However, the local staff is not
allowed to speak about it They claim they
are constantly asking their Nassau superi-
ors for a public statement. Repeated inqui-
ries finally produced a weak statement that
interruptions on June 7 and 8 were due to
a lightning strike. What happened to all the
other days?
It is incongruous that local BEC officials
can load-shed the entire island for a month
but are prohibited from telling us what is
going on or what the future holds.
After a month of working on the problem,
perhaps they can't tell us because they have
not figured out what is wrong. This is not
very reassuring for when they manage the
new power plant in September or October.
We are left to assume that one or more
generators broke down at the station. But
it is hard to believe that affairs inside the
plant require the same code of silence as
the Bahamas Cabinet Office.
With load-shedding underway for the
past month, prior to the heavy demand
summer period, it is obvious that the prob-
lem is larger than bad spark plugs. Know-
ing what is wrong would probably lead to
more complaints by BEC's customers, but
we all want to know if we are facing load-
shedding throughout the summer.
Historically, the demand for electricity
peaks during the summer months which are
the months of our highest visitor activity.
With consistent load-shedding beginning
in mid-May and no soothing words from
BEC, our electrical supply for the rest of
the summer looks bleak. It is a shame that

local BEC people are not allowed to com-
municate with us.
Our politicians have a knack for saying
the right thing. Perhaps we will hear some
encouraging words from them in the next
month or two.
A bit of background on
the Peas and Mud
The Pigeon Peas settlement began on
private generation land in the early 1970s
predominately by immigrant agricultural
workers. Although acknowledged to be
private Key Tract land dating to the late
1800s, actual ownership issues have been
in the courts for years by various descen-
dants of Nathan Key. Note that a major
claimant of much of the Pigeon Peas land
was a farmer who allowed many of his
farm labourers to build there. His immi-
grant staff would have had work permits.
Even though the land is private, govern-
ment would have an controlling interest in
sanitation and public health issues, construc-
tion by the building code, garbage collection,
building separation for fire protection and
other civil matters. Private land is not exempt
from government oversight. However, deal-
ing with squatters occupying private property
is the responsibility of the owner.
In contrast, squatters in the Mud are
on government land. This was originally
a worthless swamp between Marsh Har-
bour and Dundas Town. In the early 1960s
government had a dredge deepen areas of
Marsh Harbour's harbour. The spoil was
pumped into the low area we now know as
the Mud. Squatters began erecting homes
there in 1982/1983 as the neighboring Pi-
geon Peas became saturated with buildings.
During the interval when these two
settlements originally formed and subse-
quently expanded, there was little govern-
ment oversight in much of the minor issues
related to Abaco's development. Govern-
ment agencies and departments that we see
today did not exist then on Abaco, neither
did local government exist.

Observations on local
government's role
Local government for Abaco and the
other Family Islands came into effect in
1996, 14 years ago. For years, previous
governments talked of instituting local
government, but it did not happen. All is-
land matters were determined by authori-
ties in Nassau with island commissioners
overseeing that orders were carried out and
possibly give input to Nassau.
The present system of councils, town
committees and statutory boards is intend-
ed to give local power to local authorities.
Local government is presently a mainte-
nance organization looking after govern-
ment buildings including schools, clinics,
airport terminals and the like, maintain-
ing parks and cemeteries, arranging for
residential garbage collection and disposal,
cleaning roadsides and occasionally partic-
ipating in local celebrations. The two areas
where local government can exert some in-
fluence are in town planning and licensing.
Local government officials are elected
every three years. Continuity of service can
be irregular as there can be a complete turn-
over of local officials with every election.
As the system matures, (how mature is
a 14-year-old child?) our local government
councils are spreading their wings and ven-
turing further into community governance.
Sometimes their moves are accepted by
central government, and occasionally they
are told to back off.
For example, in Abaco's capital, does
the Central Abaco District Council or the
Marsh Harbour Town Committee have any
oversight rights or authority concerning
the squatter settlements in the middle of
town. Building control is the responsibility
of building inspectors with the Ministry of
Works after Town Planning Board mem-
bers give the approval to build. Building
inspectors then ensure that construction
conforms to the approved plans.
Structures can only be approved on land
that is owned or leased. The immigrant
communities build without permits on ei-

Special Olympics
Bahamas 2010
Dear Eidtor:
On May 21 a group of Special Olympic
Abaco athletes traveled to Nassau to par-
ticipate in Olympic style games in a two-
day event.
I had the privilege of accompany them.
What a wonderful population of people. I
was in awe of them. They are genuinely
good and decent citizens of this country and
deserve all the respect and support we can
give them. The athletes look out for each

other, cheer each other and console each
other. The act of participating is as good as
a win. We can all learn a lot from them.
It takes a lot of work to organize an
event so big. It takes a lot of people to
coach the athletes, it takes a lot of financial
support from the community.
Thank you, everyone. It is well worth
the effort.
I am looking forward to next year!
Caroline Sawyer
7 million acres are
considered for oil drilling
Dear Editor,
With all that has been seen on the televi-
sion this last month on the gushing oil rig
in the Gulf, surely the government can't be
even slightly considering issuing permits
for oil drilling. The Bahamas makes most
of its revenue from the sea. The beauti-
ful sea provides our livelihood, both in
its bounty and its lure for tourism. As it
is, parts of The Bahamas may be witness
to some of the oil from the Gulf washing
up on its shores. Why would we further
endanger our precious and fragile environ-
I hope the government reconsiders and
doesn't even entertain the possibility.
Just say NO.
Shelley Malone
Hope Town


ther private of Crown Land. Since build-
ing permits have not been issued, these
buildings appear to be outside the review,
or knowledge, of the building inspectors.
Admittedly, part of the problem lies in a
growing economy scattered on an archi-
pelagic state with insufficient resources to
keep track of it all.
Local government officials have made
several forays into these squatter settle-
ments attempting to curtail further construc-
tion and expansion. However, they are usu-
ally stopped by central government as being
too aggressive or exceeding their authority.
The major controlling aspects of civil
society remain with central government
as they should. Individually, these depart-
ments and agencies have largely remained
aloof to the immigrant settlements. Collec-
tively, as with most governments, the dif-
ferent departments do not work together to
achieve common results.
When Mud and Peas issues flare up,
central government likes to remind our lo-
cal government officials that the problem
developed locally and therefore must be
solved locally. But how is local govern-
ment, with limited authority, supposed to
make any headway?
The immigrants, legal and illegal, have
participated in the economic growth of Ab-
aco which is acknowledged today as robust
and perhaps the best in the country. Our
economy would suffer a serious blow if the
immigrants were to disappear.
Central government has said at various
times that since the squatter problem de-
veloped locally with the occupants working
in the area, obviously the solution must be
found locally. So, how do you partner cen-
tral government that has the authority but
lacks the will with local government that
has the will but no real authority?
We need to find common ground be-
tween local government and central gov-
ernment and put a plan in place to effec-
tively limit the unregulated growth of these
communities. Local government officials
are eager to do this but cannot get the agen-
cies in central government to the table.

Clinic delivered
excellent medical care
Dear Editor,
I have just returned home after two
months on Elbow Cay. I have had a heart
problem for many years. One day I began
to feel tired and unable to go up stairs easi-
ly. Someone suggested I call Auskell Med-
ical Clinic at 367-0020 in Marsh Harbour.
I explained my symptoms and that I
was on Elbow Cay. She told me to come
right over and that they would wait for me.
Upon entering the clinic, the nurse, Susan
Lil, RN, took me directly into an exam-
ining room, placed me on an examining
table, placed an oxygen mask on. She then
prepared an intravenous drip, a pulse clip
on my finger and prepared me for an EKG.
Dr. George Charite was there during this.
After introductions, he listened to me de-
scribe my problem. He asked some ques-
tions, but I noted he was a good listener.
After the EKG was ready, Dr. Charite
asked my wife, Barbara, to go to his of-
fice with him and call my cardiac doctor in
Nashua, New Hampshire. After introduc-
tions, the two doctors compared my earlier
EKG readings with the new EKG. Result:
they both agreed it was not a heart prob-
lem but a medication problem. Dr. Charite
examined my legs, noted the swelling and
ordered a lung ex-ray. The nurse, Yasmin

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Aushn, Radiologist and Medical Assistant,
took me down the hall to the ex-ray room.
She placed the plates on a lighted fixture
on the wall for the doctor to examine.
Dr. Chrite came in and told me that I
had fluid on the lung and a black spot on
the lung. "We can medicate these prob-
lems. You are ok," he said.
He handed me two prescriptions. Three
visits later, I was feeling much better. I
didn't have to fly to West Palm or Nassau.
Talking with Dr. Charite, he told me
that his group has plans for a hospital in
Marsh Harbour where expectant mothers
will not have to fly to Nassau or West Palm
but have delivery preformed in Marsh Har-
bour. This would include C-section. The
Abaconian carries an ad listing the Auskell
staff. The staff covers all the needs of the
community including mammograms.
To second homeowners, boaters, visitors
and to all Abaconians, here is a clinic that is
like our local satellite emergency rooms in
the States and it is in Marsh Harbour.
A real hospital is in the works. It is up
to all of us, visitors and Abaconians, to
pull up our sleeves, run events and donate
money for something we will all need at
one time or other. Thank you all at Abaco
Auskell Medical Center.
Tom Callahan,
White Sound, Hope Town
Pigeon Pea situation
is intolerable
To Administrator Cephas Cooper
Dear Sir,
With reference to the above caption, I

have major concerns to address to you. I
live on property adjacent to Pigeon Peas.
The residents of this community continue
to throw garbage against and over my
fence. I contacted Ms. Neilly from the De-
partment of the Environmental Health on
April 12, 2010, who visited my property.
She advised the persons concerned to re-
move the garbage by the end of the week.
To date the garbage has still not been re-
moved. This presents a serious health risk.
On several occasions I have had to call
the police about the noise level, especially
on weekends. This has been going on for
several years.
They are continually cruel to the ani-
mals, eg. mutilating dogs. On several
occasions I have caught some of the kids
at my fence throwing rocks at my dogs.
Burning trash seems to be the norm as they
continue to burn trash. I am asthmatic and
I am concerned about my health as well as
my family. Also on many occasions I have
heard gun shots coming from their area,
and this is very dangerous for the residents
living in our area. We are scared that stray
bullets will enter our homes and kill us.
I have a house on my property that is
rented. The tenant has threatened to move
should the conditions not improve. This is
my only income. I am now faced with hav-
ing to sell my properties and relocate.
I was born and raised in Marsh Harbour,
and I do not think that I should endure this
situation. I am pleading with you to seek
assistance from central government as the
situation is totally out of control.
Marsha Roberts

Central From Page 6
Then the men took turns shoveling dirt,
plastic, discarded soda cans and other de-
bris until they reached the concrete base.
When that was done, they replace the
drains by hammering them back into place.
Mr. Albury said they had a few more
drains to clear that week, and then they
would move on to securing government
buildings, which includes clinics and
schools, and ensuring that generators were
in working condition.
Taxis blast private
bus service at airport
By Canishka Alexander
On June 3 Amanda Albury, a taxi driver
at the Marsh Harbour International Air-
port, said they were protesting against
private resorts getting jobs at the airport,
which is against the law. She said the pre-
vious day a private bus took 30 or more
people to the Abaco Club at Winding Bay.
Annie Williams was shocked to see the
Road Traffic Department representative go
onboard the bus. The taxi drivers were told
that she wanted to see if they were going to
harass the driver.
"And now this morning again," she
shouted. "What they expect for the taxi

drivers to do?"
She said the driver told them that they
had gotten authorization from the Road
Traffic Department. Brenda, another
driver, questioned why taxi drivers should
come to the airport if transportation is be-
ing made available for guests of the resort.
Amanda said that it was expected that 33
people would board the same bus that day.
Visibly upset, Brenda said that their hands
are tied because they have no one to report
to when the Road Traffic Department is so
tied up in the matter.
"This needs to stop. Every time we re-
port to Road Traffic, it goes nowhere,"
Amanda said. "They had a wedding last
week over at Baker's Bay, and they had
assigned cars. Continental came in, Baha-
masair came in, American Eagle came in -
those are big flights. They moved about 10
taxis off that line after the fact. The other
American Eagle came in, and not one taxi
got a job except the Baker's Bay vehicles
that they had assigned. This needs to stop."
They said they are receiving mixed sig-
nals from Road Traffic Department as well
because after reporting what happened re-
garding the wedding, they were told that
they should have blocked the private bus

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in. However, they now feel that their con-
cerns are not being addressed.
As they continued talking, more people
boarded the bus. Brenda said she had re-
cently paid insurance and licensing fees for
her vehicle, and in light of what is occur-
ring, it will be a while before she makes
that money back.
For her and many of the other taxi driv-
ers, it is their livelihood their only means
of income.
"This is what we have to deal with every
day, and the economy is already slow,"
Brenda pointed out.
Committee distributes
shoes to the needy
By Canishka Alexander
Started 15 years ago in Nassau, the Na-
tional Committee for Youth Renewal and
Revival was founded by President Ali Mc-
Intosh. The committee is committed to the
preservation of the younger generation,
and with that in mind, she believes in part-
nering with charitable organizations like
the Bahamas Youth Renewal Foundation,
which is its Florida non-profit company.
Ms. McIntosh is partnering with several
other U.S. non-profit organizations to pro-
vide a continuous stream of assistance to
needy children and youth in The Bahamas.
She has her sights set on organizations like
Heal Our Land, which has a similar vision.
Recently, she received 500 pairs of
shoes from one of the Committee's part-
ners called One Hope One Life Interna-
tional in Dallas, Texas, and distributed
brand new shoes to needy families through

a number of avenues including churches on
Nassau, Abaco and Grand Bahama.
On June 3 she and Kathleen Knowles,
founder of Heal Our Land, visited Every
Child Counts and distributed shoes to the
students there. The students were so grate-
ful that they helped her give out the shoes.
It was an uplifting experience for her be-
cause she realizes that there are many
parents who simply cannot afford to buy
shoes and their children are forced to walk
barefoot. Ms. McIntosh is determined to
continue to touch the lives of Bahamian
children by securing relief items, provid-
ing for families in crisis, and offering free
scholarship opportunities for college edu-
Mrs. Knowles is grateful to McIntosh
because her daily prayer to God was for
Him to send partners for her to work with.
"One person cannot do it, so we as believ-
ers can understand that everybody has a
part to play. All He wants us to do is come
together and get His work done," she de-
During Mrs. Knowles' travels, one of
the greatest needs during these difficult
times is the need for food. Heal Our Land
is always looking for food and cash dona-
tions to assist those people. Additionally,
one of her passions is to see young men
and women delivered from alcohol and
drugs. Mrs. Knowles said the three islands
she will be working with are Abaco, Eleu-
thera and Exuma.
While visiting Abaco, Ms. McIntosh said
the number of people that approached her in
a 24-hour period looking for assistance was
tremendous. She invited persons to contact
her through the committee's Web site at:

Domestic violence
is topic of seminar
By Samantha V. Evans
Domestic Violence is of grave concern
in The Bahamas as more and more cases
are being reported to the police. Domestic
violence offenders have no particular face
or address and the effects are the same on
a male as they are on a female.
This problem has the police on Abaco so
alarmed that they saw it necessary to hold a
Domestic Violence Seminar to educate lo-
cals of what it is, where the law stands on
it and the effects it can have on a victim.
This seminar was held on May 19th at the
Dundas Town Burial Society. Four profes-
sionals from various agencies on Abaco

were on the panel.
Supt. Noel Curry stated that the statis-
tics on domestic violence are startling and,
based on the number of murders linked di-
rectly or indirectly to domestic violence,
the police are taking a very important stand
by hosting this seminar. He is pleased that
more communities on Abaco are becom-
ing proactive by partnering with the police
to form community crime watches. He en-
courages the entire Abaco community to
work together with the police to stop the
many cases of violences that are occurring.
The first speaker to the podium, Char-
lamae Fernander from Social Services,
spoke on the social effects of domestic vio-
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The police held a seminar on domestic violence on May 19 in Dundas Town to inform the
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lence. She gave an overview of the law that
is now very comprehensive. She stated that
the effects are far reaching as it affects the
entire family. To add, the effects can be
generational as well which means that the
abused then becomes the abuser.
To ensure that there is a decrease in do-
mestic violence on Abaco specifically and
in The Bahamas in general, it will take
complete cooperation of the police and
partnering agencies. A healthy dialogue
ensued followed by the viewing of a video
of the life of a victim who survived an in-
tended fatal gunshot to the face.
The second presenter was Samantha
Evans, Counselor with the Ministry of
Education who spoke on the psychological
effects. She gave a moving presentation,
having been a victim of domestic violence
herself at age 21. She spoke of her expe-
rience and the psychological effects she
experienced. The main ones she spoke of
included low self-esteem, depression, feel-
ings of worthlessness and feelings of guilt,
shame, and anxiety. She stated that the scars
of abuse took her a long time to overcome.
She stated that it is through her relationship
with God that her view of self changed and
she began to heal. This event was the first
time she shared her story publicly. She en-
couraged persons who are being abused to
make a decision to seek help through coun-
seling, by telling someone about the abuse
and/or seeking a safe haven.

The third presenter was Police Officer
Edric Poitier, who spoke of the church's
view on domestic violence. He spoke of
the three stages of a relationship. He spoke
of ways couples can tell if their relation-
ship is headed for problems. They are the
time when infatuation ends, an inability to
handle baggage, an inability to communi-
cate, when criticism exceeds compliments,
having an attitude of un-forgiveness, and
listening to the wrong voice. He then
gave six principles people can use to help
guide their relationships. They are: The
Principle of Acceptance, The Principle of
Honor, The Principle of Forgiveness, The
Principle of Patience, The Principle of Ef-
fective Communication, and The Principle
of Submission. His talk was both powerful
and meaningful.
The final presenter for the session was
W/Sgt. Rachel Metellus, officer in charge
of Community Policing. She spoke about
the role the police play in domestic vio-
lence cases. She stated that the police have
the responsibility to carry out the laws of
the land. However, they must be sensitive
to those who come into the station to make
complaints. She said that the police plan to
make some changes to ensure that they are
sensitive to the needs of those persons who
visit the station. A healthy discussion fol-
lowed and other victims shared their story.
This seminar was organized by W/Cpl
Erica Colebrooke of the Abaco Central
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More Central Abaco News

Central From Page 11

Junkanoo Summer
Festival is planned
By Timothy Roberts
Visitors will be treated to an "authentic
Bahamian experience" during the summer
months starting in June as the Ministry of
Tourism kicks off a series of Junkanoo
Summer Festivals.
The first festival, which will be held at
Goombay Park on June 18, will feature the
Royal Bahamas Defense Force Band and
Bahamian artist Wendell "Arvy" Mortim-
er, known for his song Ghost Move. The
night will also feature firedancers Martel-
lus and Fontella Chipman along with local
artists, Brown Tip and Gary MacDonald.
The festival will showcase a variety of arts
and crafts and will feature some fine Baha-
mian dishes.
A competition was held in local schools
by the Ministry of Tourism for students
to choose a theme for this year's festival.
Emmanuel Munroe of S.C. Bootle High
School in Cooper's Town won the compe-
tition with the title "A Time for Fun and
Celebration." He will receive his prize
during the night of the first festival.
During the first two festivals a talent
show to highlight the local talent in Abaco
will be included. A winner will be crowned
at each event along with a prize.
At the second festival, which will be at
Goombay Park on June 25, the audience
will be entertained by Bahamian pop artist
Geno D and the Crab Man Elon Moxey
along with fire dancer Luscious Dames and
the rake & scrape band Tea Time. Again

arts and crafts and Bahamian food will be
The Junkanoo groups featured for these
events were chosen from the Junakanoo
Day winners in February. The first night,
June 18, will showcase the Treasure Cay
Explorers and the second night, June 25,
will feature the Spring City Rockers.
Summer Dance and
Gymnastics Programme
By Jennifer Hudson
The long summer school break is almost
upon us and once again parents are won-
dering how to occupy their children dur-
ing these seemingly endless weeks. Many
children these days are lacking in exercise
and so what better way for young people to
spend several hours a week than in getting
the physical exercise they need and hav-
ing fun and developing
skills at the same time.
The Marsh Harbour
School of Gymnastics
and Dance will be run-
ning a summer pro-
gramme from July 5
to August 20 at its cen-
tre in the back of the
Stratton building at the
traffic light. Instruc-
tors Elaine and Andre
Pilon are looking for-
ward to teaching the
programme since they A summerprogr
A summer program
say, "Our greatest joy 5 in Marsh Harb
is seeing children hav- will be held th
will be held thn
ing fun in a healthy en-
class will be hel
vironment while enjoy- at the Marsh Ha
ing a sport they love. the traffic light.
the traffic light.

Although many children who have al-
ready acquired some gymnastics skills will
no doubt want to attend, no experience
is necessary to be able to join the class,
and beginners are welcome. The classes
are open to both boys and girls ages seven
years and up. Gymnastic classes will be
held Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
from 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon. A Dance
and Drama programme will take place on
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10.30 a.m.
to 12 noon. Returning students and begin-
ners are all welcome.
"Do not miss out on this opportunity,
register today" says Mrs. Pilon. Please call
357-0883 or 551-5883.
Winding Bay cordinates
Murphy Town clean-up
By Mirella Santillo
Under the Environmental Conservation

im of dance and gymnastics will begin on July
wurfor school students. The gymnastic classes
'e days a week while the damce and drama
d two days a week. These are being offered
rbour School of Gynmnastics and Dance near

projects included in its Community Foot-
prints plan for 2010, the Abaco Club at
Winding Bay coordinated a major clean-up
of the main area of Murphy Town. The ef-
fort was conducted in partnership with the
Ministry of Tourism with Millie Dawkins
as coordinator.
In spite of the short notice, the event
brought about the participation of many
residents, town and church leaders and
high school students, approximately 60
people including employees of the Abaco
Club, who gathered on May 22 at Mt.
Zion Baptist Church, the rallying point of
the operation. Many of the volunteers were
Abaco Central High School students, over
thirty-five of them participated,
Several trucks had been volunteered
by their owners to gather trash and de-
bris including a flatbed brought by Patrick
Huyler to carry discarded appliances and
household items.
Two very large metal dumpsters, lent
by Bahamas Waste, had been placed at
Murphy Town Park on Forest Drive. That
company agreed to collect the full bins and
dispose of their contents.
Whitney Bain, coordinator for Wind-
ing Bay, divided the volunteers into five
groups, each in charge of a specific area
which had previously been printed and
handed out to the team leaders. People dis-
persed armed with tools while trucks fol-
lowed them to collect full garbage bags and
take them to the bins.
By late morning the two bins were full
to the brim and by the end of the operation,
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m ittee, is organizing the placing of garbage residents. He brought out that much legal Nassau occasionally to request the help
enra rom Page drums in strategic areas of town to encour- work is of an administrative nature, filling they need from government officials. It is
been deposited at the park. The clean-up age people not to throw trash on the side out forms correctly and submitting them not so easy, he said, for government peo-
continued until 2 p.m., after a lunch break roads or in the bush. to proper authorities. Anyone can do most ple to say no to a face, whereas it is quite
at the Burial Society, food compliments of Dion Hanna advises of this after the forms are completed cor- easy to say no to a letter.
the Abaco Club. Food and organization rectly. At Mr. Hanna's meeting with residents
were not the only thing provided by the re- chief councillors Lawyers alleviate suffering. However, on Moore's Island, most issues related to
sort which also supplied machetes, gloves, Mr. Dion Hanna, a professor with the if there is no access to justice, justice is not land whereas issues in Sandy Point were
garbage bags, rakes and drinks, law school in Nassau, visited Moore's Is- served. He constantly reinforced the op- more of a personal nature.
Mr. Bain will consider organizing a land, Sandy Point and Marsh Harbour dur- portunity and need for persons with para- The Legal Aid Clinic at the law school
subsequent clean-up of the adjoining areas ing the week of May 24 offering legal aid legal training to serve the community. He operates with minimal fees using law stu-
of South Side, Great Cistern and Bahamas and advice to residents. He chairs the Le- suggested that local government inquire of dents in their final year of law training.
Coral Island at a later date. The Abaco gal Aid Clinic of the Eugene Dupuch Law the law school for help in pursuing legal Mr. Hanna hopes to return in November
Club is considering a clean-up operation in School and is passionate in his efforts to aid for Abaco residents. with several law students to offer legal aid
Dundas Town. No date has yet been de- see that the common man receives legal He urged the chief councilors to go to assistance.
cided. aid.
To make the Murphy Town clean-up He met with five of Abaco's chief
worthwhile, Millie Dawkins, Chairperson councillors on May 27 to offer ideas on
of the Murphy Town Beautification Com- how local government could better serve

4 -;

Deon Hanna, third from right, spoke to a meeing of chief councillors in Marsh Harbour
on May 27. He is a strong advocate for seeeing that everyone has access to legal aid.
He spoke to the group on how local government can better serve the public. Shown are
Preston Roberts from the South Abaco District, Cecil Stuart from Moore's Island District,
Jeremy Sweeting from the Hope Town District, Mr. Hanna, Cubell Davis from the Cen-
tral Abaco District and Greg Curry from the Green Turtle Cay District.
A clean-up in Murphy Town was very successful with about 60 volunteers, many of whom
were students from Abaco Central High School. Several large containers were filled and t
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Farmer is successful using new technology

By Timothy Roberts
Abaco has a newcomer in the agricul-
tural sector, bringing a blend of traditional
and modern farming to the local market.
Since June of 2009, Michael Lightbourn
and Jennifer have been growing a variety
of crops, including tomatoes, sweet and
hot peppers, cucumbers, radishes, corn,
broccoli, herbs and an assortment of flow-
ers, on their farm in South Abaco.
"Our goal as a farm is to provide lo-
cally to Abaco before we ever get to any
export," Michael said. "By growing a va-
riety, we can offer an assortment of foods
to the Abaco market."
With the vertical hydroponics system he
uses, he is able to grow more crops in less
space than traditional crops. The system

can stack five pots high. With as little as
four stacks in a tiny amount of space, he
can produce 20 heads of lettuce. He closely
monitors the ph and nutrient levels of the
water while the crop is fed on a consistent
schedule every day which ensures that they
are receiving the peak nutrients all the time.
"It's technical (getting the right num-
bers to balance the nutrients) but once you
get that aspect down, it's cake," he said.
According to Michael the crop has "an in-
creased growth rate because we feed them
three times a day, instead of once a month
(as in traditional farming)."
He explained that in traditional farming
when the crop is fed, there is a peak growth
burst because of the increased presence of
nutrients in the soil; however, the nutrients

degrade over time. With hydroponics the
nutrients are maintained at a constant level
giving the crop a constant peak level, and
the growth rate is increased as well as the
overall health of the crop.
One advantage is that the system can
be completely automated. Another advan-
tage is, because the soil in The Bahamas is
generally poor, this system can grow veg-
etables in as little as a concrete pot. This is
because the nutrients are fed directly to the
roots through the watering system.
"Where you can grow is not related to
(whether you have) good fertile soil," he
said, and it can be as "manual or automatic
as you want it." The system is also high-
ly scalable, good for as small a crop as a
backyard farmer may want and as large a

scale as a commercial farm would like.
Michael said they have settled in quite
well, and their products have been well re-
ceived in the local market with buyers like
F&V being really "good to us when all we
had were a handful of cucumbers," he said.
This fall look for Michael selling a wide
variety of produce at a stand in Marsh Har-
bour. That is when the new crop of veg-
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Forestry Act is explained at Town Meeting

By Timothy Roberts
A town meeting was held at St. Andrews
Methodist Church Hall in Dundas Town
on May 24 to explain and discuss the new
Forestry Bill which recently passed in the
House of Assembly in Nassau. Christopher
Russell, Deputy Permanent Secretary of
the Ministry of the Environment and The
Bahamas' only forestry officer, conducted
a meeting in which the impact of the bill
was explained.
The Act will provide for the conserva-
tion and control of the nation's forests and
details how to manage and control the large
acreage of forests throughout The Bahamas
in a sustainable way.
The Act, he said, will provide for zoning
in a similar manner as the recently passed
Subdivision and Town Planning Act and

Christopher Russell, Deputy Permanent secr
istry of the Environment, chaired a Town M
the proposed Foresty Act that is under consid
ment. Shown are David Knowles, Abaco's B
Trust's warden, Administrator Cephas Cool
pher Russell, Abaco's top forestry expert.

provides a framework to ensure the proper
and sustainable use of land resources that
exist outside developed areas.
The Act will identify three forest
zones, according to Mr. Russell: Forest
Reserves, Protected Forests and Con-
servation Forests.
Forest Reserves are intended to be man-
aged for conservation of national forests
for the sustained yield of timber, to pro-
vide for the development of forest resourc-
es and to provide for the establishment of
forestry and conservation of freshwater
resources and create natural amenities. It
will require an Act of Parliament to sell or
otherwise transfer these lands other than by
Protected Forests are given a less per-
manent status than Forest Reserves with
such areas likely to be
for alternative land use
or development. The
land may be released
for this purpose with
the assumption that the
proposed alternative
use or development is
sound and provides a
better value than the
existing forestry and
will be subjected to an
Environmental Impact
Conservation For-
ests are portions of
land which are to be
etary of the M managed with the view
to conserve the biologi-
eeting to discuss
cal diversity, specific
eration in Parlia-
flora and fauna and
per and Christo- preservation of areas
that have a special sci-

entific interest, scenic beauty or natural re-
source. These can only be changed by an
Act of Parliament.
The Act will provide for the establish-
ment of a forestry unit with a director and
officers to manage and police the forest
reserves across The Bahamas with the au-
thority to arrest and prosecute offenders
and inspect and seize contraband in accor-
dance with the various offences and regula-
tions outlines in the new Act.
Persons wanting to cut down trees, get
water or hunt in forest areas will be re-
quired to get the relevant permit or license
from the local forestry authority. As an ex-
ample, if an Abaco hunter wants to hunt
pigeons on Andros, he must acquire the
relevant permit or license from the forestry
authority on Andros.
People wanting to maintain forests for
commercial use on private property will be
required to present a management plan to
the government for approval. The gov-
ernment will also produce a national
management plan which both private
and local management plans must ad-
here to. These plans will be updated
every five years.
Mr. Russell said the plan will be
implemented on New Providence first
to create a template for the rest of the
islands. When implementing zoning or
any of the changes that will come as
a result of the Subdivision or Forestry
Act, the government will seek public
consultation and input on the proposed
zoning areas on each island.
Mr. Russell, speaking of the history
of the lumber industry in The Bahamas,
noted that much of our considerable for-
estry resources have been cut, and some
areas have been cut twice. Owens Illi-

nois was one of the principle lumber com-
panies involved. There are now very few
virgin forest areas left in The Bahamas, he
The government recognized a need to
protect these resources and enacted the
first forestry laws in 1957. Over 20 years
later they realized that more needed to be
done to protect these resources and subse-
quently put together an act in the late 1980s
which never was passed.
In order to go forward with consider-
ations for the international environmental
and climate conventions that The Bahamas
has signed, the government revised the
previous information and began the pro-
cess of passing this Act, which was voted
on and passed in the House in April. The
proposed Act will be debated in the Sen-
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said, and should be passed soon.

Christopher Russell explained the new Forest-
ry Act under consideration and how it would
conserve The Bahamas' forest lands.

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People in the News

Abaconian receives her doctorate

in cardiovascular research

Shaquria Adderley recently received her doctorate from Saint Louis
University. The celebration after the graduation was a very happy af-
fair. She is pictured here, seated with family and friends. They are,
left to right Dr. Randy Sprague, her PhD advisor and mentor through-
out her graduate studies; Raneta Riddle,a friend; Patricia Kemp, her
mother; Centinio Kemp, her brother; Centina Sawyer, her aunt; and
Don Riddle, a friend.

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By Mirella Santillo
Traveling to far away places was one
of the rewards that some of the Maritime
Cadets enjoyed who graduated last year
from the program. Two young men from
Abaco were among those who tried life at
sea. One of them, Traz Nixon, resident of
Murphy Town, traveled to Africa.
After graduating from Holland College
in Canada in September 2009, where he
spent a semester, Traz Nixon was called
to report to the M/V CS Shara, a 598-foot,
30,000 ton ship, flying a Bahamian flag,
docked in Amsterdam, Holland. He first
flew to London, then to Amsterdam and
by December 29, he was at sea together
with another cadet. Life at sea, however,
is not for everyone and soon the other ca-
det resigned. Traz was left with a crew of
21 sailors, all of Indian origins, including
a Third Officer who had Bahamian status.
Traz was at sea for four months, visit-
ing nine countries. He returned with newly
acquired knowledge and quite a few ad-
ventures to talk about. While on board, his
duties included ballast operation, fresh wa-
ter sounding and bridge and gangway navi-
gational watch. During the trip, he learnt
celestial navigation, voyage planning and
The first part of the trip took him to Bel-
gium, Poland, Germany and Lybia, visiting
each country for a few days. From Lybia,
the ship sailed to Portugal, via Gibraltar,
for fueling. One two and a half week trip
without docking ended in Angola. It was
a long voyage, commented Traz, and the
five-day stopover at Porto del Lobito was
more than welcome. "It was one of the

best ports,"
recalled the
young cadet.
He added
that it was
the place
where he
the nicest
people. Marine Cadet Traz Nixon
At the end
of February 2010, upon leaving the coast
of Portugal to cross the Atlantic on the way
to Brazil, the ship was caught in Hurricane
Xynthia, the hurricane that caused severe
damage and casualties to several countries
of Western Europe. The sailors stayed at sea
and sailed through the storm. Brazil was the
end of the journey for Traz, There, he was
to wait for his reliever, a wait that unfortu-
nately was spent at anchorage because there
was no space to dock in the port.
Traz is debating whether he will go to
university or back to sea. As far as jobs
possibilities are concerned, the young man
thinks that the chances are even either way.
He has applied for a position with Camp-
bell Shipping in Nassau and is ready to go
back aboard a ship in August. His next ob-
jective is to become Master of unlimited
"It is not an easy task (to be at sea).
You are away from your family and have
to put up with different personalities and
deal with different cultures, but you have to
stay positive. I ended up being discouraged
sometimes but I tried to stay above it," he

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Treasure Cay CanalParcels
BrigantineBay # 1629 Lar g 68 s/flevel &
cleared canal parcel yjtlj 3 bulk headed water
frontage. Utilitie4Aklable. Great views. $753,000.
BrigantineBay # 1630 Large 1M94 s/f level &
cleared canal parcel wi41~o1&fbulk headed water
frontage. Utilities ale. Superior views. $753,000.
BrigantineBay # 1632- Large 16,824 s/f level &
cleared canal parcel with I l' 'ilk headed water
frontage, PLUS 2 4ejprdb*Ws. Utilities available.
Superiorviews cw length of canal. $753,000.
Brigantine Bay # 1631 13,62 flevel & cleared
canal parcel with 119 1t~)if aded water frontage.
Utilities availabli6Iectacular view $699,000.
BrigantineBay # 1626- 14,835flevel & cleared
sanal parcel with 94' oful Md ed water frontage on
sheltered water, l es available. $619,000.
BrigantineBay -# 1559- 16,108 s/f level, cleared canal
parcel with 164' of bulk headed & protected water
frontage. Dock & dolphin pilings installed. $599,000,
BrigantineBay # 1625 1 L Q/f level & cleared
canal parcel with 87:o firl eaded water frontage on
sheltered wate tf ties available. $592,000.
Brigantine Bay # 1627 14,7 8 f level & cleared
canal parcel with 99' 1f5fi'aed water frontage on
sheltered water. lWfies available. $591,000.
Brigantine Bay # 1628 13,608 /4Jevel &cleared
canal parcel with 100' oftbfi$ led water frontage on
sheltered water. Itg s available. $591,000.
Galleon Bay # 1441 28,072 s/fcleared parcel, 64' of
bulkhead with dock & dock house. $550,000.
BrigantineBay # 1598 -Cleared lots 1 & 2A, 19,300
s/f 130' bulkheaded frontage, new dock. $499,999.
Galleon Bay # 744 19,256 s/fcleared canal parcel,
68' bulkheaded deep water frontage. $434,000.
Brigantine Bay # 1624 12W G/f level & cleared
canal parcel with 87'tf lblSeaded water frontage on
sheltered waterle 'ies available. $431,000.
Galleon Bay # 1356 24 3s/f large canal front parcel
with 158' of bulkhead $Sandy waterfront. $399,950
Brigantine Bay # 1623 11,673f level & cleared
canal parcel with 87' 9 _f tlS'P ded water frontage on
sheltered water. Pes available. $388,000.
Galleon Bay # 422 Prime 10,295 s/f cleared canal lot.
88'+ protected canal frontage. Sea-walled, plus dock &
davit pilings. All utilities available. $350,000
Galleon Bay # 1580 Elevated & cleared parcel of
12,500 s/f+/- with 108' of bulk headed deep water canal
frontage. All utilities available. Quick/easy access to
Sea ofAbaco. O $349,950.
Galleon Bay # 1473 Approx. 10,000 s/f canal
parcel, 100'+ of sea-walled protected waterfrontage. All
utilities available. Easy access to sea. $349,950.
BrigantineBay # 1498 -,s s/f canal lot. 126' sea-
walled deep water ge.Great Views! $299,000.
Brigantine Bay # 1173 & 1174 2 adjacent deep water
canal parcels, each 11,200 s/f, 80' bulk head, 140'
depth. Cleared, all utilities available. EACH $299,950.
Brigantine Bay # 1494 l8-1f/f cleared canal parcel
120' deep water bul;AW frontage. $270,000.

Brigantine Bay # 1622 13,876 s/flevel & cleared
canal parcel with 74' of bulk headed water frontage on
sheltered water. Utilities available. $388,000.


Prime Real Estate Listings Throughout Abaco


"Ridge Runner" # 1185- 6 bed, 4 bath, 3,100 sq. ft.
furnished home includes main house, separate master
suite, guest cottage, pool & dock situated on 1.74
elevated acres with 330' of shoreline. Superb panoramic
water views. $2,390,000.
OrchidBay -BeachfrontParcel 25 #1530 1.173 acre
Atlantic Ocean lot, 130' sandy beach frontage. Excellent
elevations, spectacular ocean views. Orchid Bay
amenities include utilities, marina, restaurant, pool,
tennis courts, beach pavillion, paved roads. $1,695,000.
Dolphin Beach Estates # 1412 Exceptional 20,000 s/f
waterfront parcel on Sea of Abaco with 145' of elevated
rocky shoreline. Utilities available. $549,000.
Atlantic Oceanfront Parcel #746 Approx. 1 acre
residential parcel, 154' elevated shoreline near Orchid
Bay community, great ocean views. $395,000.
"Secret Beach "# 1267/1268 Ocean Front Elevated
Parcels 9A (19,190 s/f) & 9B (16,144 s/f) lots, each
with 100' +/- of Atlantic Ocean rocky shoreline & sand
beach frontage. Prime building sites. EACH $229,900.
Beach Front Parcel # 714 45,343 s/f parcel, 100'
ocean beach frontage. Electricity available. Ideal site
for permanent residence or vacation home. $349,000.
Ocean View Parcel Near Beach # 1502- Elevated
17,650 s/f lot with 135' of road frontage offering
superb ocean views. Just a I minute walk to sandy
Atlantic Ocean Beach. $148,950.

Inland Lot Near Beach # 1176 Large 21,450 s/f
level lot on main street, electricity & telephone
available. $59,500.

"Paradise Point" # 659 Furnishejbed, 2.5 bath,
2,400 s/f waterfront_ up, hp j i$che s & balconies
on 1/2 acre. ,feJAted Sea of Abaco frontage,
Fantastic views. REDUCED TO $499,000.

"seaGlas Cottage" # 1237 Charming 2 bed, 2.5
bath, 3 level furnished bch home on private 1.20
acres.1,800 s/f und~~6if, 900 s/f decks/patios. 100'
shoreline. New windows & central A/C. $799,000.
"Turtle's Rock" # 1062 3 bdroom, 2.5 bath furnished
home on 1.18 acre parjcQ l 102' sandy beach frontage.
Built in 2000, Very private area. $795,000.

Beach Home 1532 2 bed, 2.5 bath elevated 2 level
unfurnished home on 0.89 acres, 93' sandy beach
frontage. Panoramic sea views. $699,995.

Beachfront Parcel -# 4,26- Prime 41,194 s/f parcel
with 91' of pristine stybeach frontage.Utilities
available. $295,000.

Boiling Hole Parcel # 1022 Total 11 acres sea-to-sea
from Sea of Abaco to bay side. 153' high rocky
shoreline on Sea of Abaco. Magnificent sea of Abaco
views. (Also available in smaller parcels.) $299,500.
Blackwood Waterfront Parcel # 1521 38,514 s/f
parcel with 167' of deep water Sea of Abaco frontage
and highway frontage. Topography well suited for a
marina site. Utilities available $98,500.

Bahamas Real Estate


Boiling Hole Lots # 1030 2 Sea of Abaco waterfront
parcels on Highway with 73' or 80' rocky shoreline,
utilities available, great sea views. EACH $95,000.

Sunset Ridge Community Lots # 570 14 spacious
residential lots from 14,792 s/f to 18,488 s/f. High
elevation, close to Treasure Cay. All utilities available. O
Starting at $47,500.


Pelican Shores Harbourfront Home # 1563 5 bed,
4.5 bath, 5,600 sq. ft. tastefully furnished home with
pool & dock. Well maintained, superior quality
construction, many extras. 1 acre+/- landscaped, 115'
water frontage. $3,995,000.
"Eventide Lowtide" Sea to Sea, Eastern Shores -
# 1642 Recently renovated & refurbished 3 bed, 3
bath elegantly furnished, lj 2Xfi dge top home,
including separat ioapeartment. Amazing sea
views from virtully every room. Private deep water
dock, 2 boat lifts, sandy beach. $1,495,000.

"Sea View" Great Abaco Club # 1203 3 bed, 2.5
bath, 1,880 s/f furnished sea view home, plus 280 s/f of
open deck on 4,918 s/f parcel. Well maintained, gated
community, great rental income potential. Includes
private deep water dock. $769,000.

"High Point" Seaview Lot # 684 Hilltop 0.405 acre
parcel on White Sound Bluff overlooking Sea of
Abaco, Fantastic Sea Views, Privacy, near beach D
D $365,000.
"Double Eagle" # 757 Recently renovated 3 bed, 3
bath, plus loft, 2,500 s/f furnished home on 11,610 s/f
canal front parcel. 95' sea wall, 68' fully serviced dock.
Underground utilities. Near beach. $776,000.
Waterfront House (Under Construction) # 1374 -
18,600 s/f sea front parcel, 108' deep water frontage,
plus 50' long boat slip. 3 bed, 3.5 bath, 2,284 s/f home
under construction. Great sea views. $391,000.

Residential Parcels

# 823 10,150 +/- s/f canal lot w/130' frontage & 105'
deep water dock w/ water & electricity. $345,000.
# 1258 9,000 s/f canal lot, 87' waterfrontage, 160' lay-
along docks & shared recessed boat basin $335,000.
# 602 15,334 s/f canal corer lot w/197' seawall.
O $299,500.
# 704 10,400 s/f elevated canal lot w/104' deep weater
canal frontage. Sea views, walk to beach. $239,500.
# 1080 12,100 s/f canal parcel with 110' seawalled canal C
frontage. Boat davits installed. $223,000.
# 1593 10,590 s/fcan 120' ofbulkheaded
seawall inst Al I es available. $199,000.
# 811 10,400 s/f sea view corer lot with 194' of road
frontage. Walk to beach. All utilities available. $99,950.
#998 13,459 s/f canal view corer lot, nearbeach C
#567 2.139 acres on highway near Leisure Lee. 50'
elevated ridge. 119' highway frontage. $149,700.
# 1571 Inland Lot # 15 in Joe's Creek subdivision,
18,500 s/f, electricity available, near to beach. $49,900.

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Ocean Blvd BeachfrontEstate # 1455 -Exceptional 5
bed, 5.5 bath main house, separate 3 car garage and 1 bed,
1 bath guest suite. Total 7,160 s/f under roof. 2.50 acres
with 250' of sandy beachfront. Furnished. $5,725,000.
"Girasole" # 1551- Delightful 4 bed, 4.5 bath elevated
Italian villa style beach home, plus 2 bed, 2 bath separate
guest accomodations. Elegantly furnished, many
upgrades/extras. 45,000 s/flandscaped grounds, 100' +
beach frontage. $4,950,000.
"ArgyllHouse" # 483 Elegantly furnished, elegant 4
bed, 5.5 bath, 6,900 s/f Ocean Blvd. estate on 1.6
landscaped acres with 153' beachfront. $3,995,000.
"Summertime" # Ocean Blvd. Superb 3 bed, 2 bath
beach home plus 2 bed, 2 bath guest house. 3,600 s/f
under air. Tastefully furnished. 1.37 acres, 133' beach
frontage. $3,995,000.
Brigantine Bay CanalHome # 1589 Newly built 4 bed,
4 bath unfurnished home. 3,150 s/f under air, 4,850 s/f
total. Many extras. 15,306 s/f parcel, 91' canal frontage,
lay-along & finger docks, boat lift. $3,200,000.
"Casuarina Beach House" #1512 Ocean Blvd,
furnished 6 bed, 5.5 bath 2 level beach home & efficiency
apt. 6,600 s/f living space, pool, 27,600 s/f parcel, 80'
beach frontage. Excellent rental income. $2,950,000.
"Another World" # 1007 Ocean Blvd. 4 bed, 4.5 bath,
3,500 s/f furnished beach home, pool, patio, garage on
1.2 landscaped acres. Superb rental income. $2,500,000.
"Avalon" # 1516 Exceptional 3 bed, 2 bath beach
home. Immaculately maintained, well appointed, 2,500
s/f under roof, 2,200 s/f open & covered patios. 24,440
s/f parcel with 175' sandy beach. $2,321,000.
"Sandpiper" # 1265 Ocean Blvd. 3,000 s/fbi-level
furmishedhome on 1.87 acres with 180' sandy beach
frontage. $2,235,000.
"Tranquility "# 1307 4 bed, 5 bath, furnishedtwo
storey Brigantine Canal home on 2 lots. 3,580 s/funder
roof, plus decks & balconies. 90' canal frontage, dock,
boat lift, plus sea views from virtually every room.
Tastefully decorated, excellent condition. $2,200,000.
"Trident House" # 317-3 bed, 3.5 bath, furnished
3,500 s/fbeach front home. Breath-taking beach & sea
views. Good rental income. NOW $1,999,000.
Cutwater Way CanalHome -#1524 3 bed, 3 bath,
3,600 s/f home on Brigantine Bay. Newly built in 2008,
elegantly furnished, many upgraded features. 144'
bulkhead, 70' dock, boat lift. $1,995,000.
"Kokomo", Brigantine Bay # 1509 Charming 3 bed, 3
bath, 2 level, 3,000 s/ftastefully furnished canal home.
Recently renovated and upgraded. 10,915 s/f parcel
with 102' canal frontage, pool, spa, dock & boat lift.
3,000 s/f balcony, pool & patio decks. $1,895,000.

"WindwardPalms" # 1454 Splendid 3 bed, 2 bath
furnished Windward Beachlt1. 2,500 s/f under roof
plus 1,600 s/fpatios~ ks on 16,000 s/f landscaped
parcel with 100' sa~H1y beach. Meticulously maintained,
Many extras, superior sea views. $1,840,000.

"Seascape", Windward Beach # 1469 -3 bed, 2 bath
2,050 s/f furnished beach home on spacious 26,125 s/f
parcel with 120' sandy beach. $1,379,000.
"Dolphin Watch "-Galleon Bay # 1534 3 bed, 3.5
bath furnished home (including 2 bed, 2 bath guest
cottage). Total 2,800 s/f living space. 18,000 s/fparcel,
74' bulkheaded canal frontage with dock. $999,999.

"Laguna Galleon Bay # 74 ~ bed, 2 bath, single
storey, 1,550 s/fcanaJI furnished, landscaped lot,
carport, garage d ater dock, boat lift. $750,000.

Treasure House # 11 # 1592 Delightful 2 bed, 2 bath
comfortably furnished 1,000 s/f Topsider style
beachside villa. Community pool, well maintained villa.
Exceptional sea &beach views. $549,995.

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Prime Real Estate Listings Throughout Abaco
Treasure House # 4 # 1582 Charming 2 bed, 2 bath
fully renovated & tastefully finished 1,000 s/f Topsider
style beachside villa. Many upgrades. Community pool,
well maintained beachfront complex. $499,950.
"ToadHall" # 1373 5 bed/4 bath, 4,000 s/f, 2 level
Ocean Blvd. furnished ocean view home includes 1
bed/i bath apartment on 2 adjoining parcels totaling
22,500 s/f. Private beach access. $499,000.
St. Andrews Estates # 15p-9,387 s/f 3 bed, 2 bath
furnished home o ,,Wb's/fparcel adjacentto golf
course. 00 v'! O $249,000.
Royal Poinciana Beachfront Condos -Phase 4
# 716) Premier 3 level, 3 bed, 4.5 bath, plus loft newly
built condos on Treasure Cay Beach. 2,860 s/f under
roof, attached garage. 644 s/f covered/open
Bahama Beach Club 2020 # 1139 3 bed, 2 bath,
1,650 s/f 2nd level beachfront condo, Stunningly
furnished, elegantly decorated. Superior beach &
ocean views. $1,035,000.
Bahama Beach Club 2046- # 1009 3 bed, 3 bath, 2nd
level Phase 5, 2nd level, l,o5S Pliving space condo,
closest to beach, taSte1Montemporary furnishings,
unparalleled sea Rbeach views. $999,999.
Bahama Beach Club 2047- # 1468 3 bed, 3 bath,
ground level Phase 5 unit, 1,750 s/f living space condo,
close to beach, tastefully furnished, numerous upgrades
& enhancements. Superb sea views. $950,000.
Bahama Beach Club 2032 # 1525 3 bed, 2 bath, 2nd
level, 1,650 s/f fumushed beach condo, excellent sea &
beach views. Club amenities. $865,000.
Atlantis Condo 2112- # 929- 4 bed, 4 bath 2,000 s/f 2
level furnished waterfront condo on Brigantine canal,
great water views. Preferred end unit. Includes 2 large
boat slips. Short walk to beach! $865,000.
Carleton Landing Carriage House # I # 1621- 3
bed, 3 bath, 1,755 s/f grouS furnished condo on
Brigantine Bay.N O YMiuction. Includes community
pool, finger dock private slip, 2 garages. $855,000.
Bahama Beach Club # 2005- # 1370-3 bed, 2 bath
ground level 1,645 s/fcomfortably furnished condo.
Awesome sea views from most rooms Overlooks beach
and pool. Great vacation residence. $822,000.
Bahama Beach Club # 2014 -#1478 3 bed, 2 bath,
1,645 s/f 2nd level furnished beachfront condo. Great
sea & beach views. Well manicured grounds, club
amenities. Exceptionally priced at $805,000.
Carleton Landing Carriage House # 2,3 & 4 #
1621- 3 bed, 3 bath, lJ Of unfurnished condo on
Brigantine Bay construction. Community pool,
finger dock/vate slip, 2 garages. EACH $799,000.
RoyalPoinciana #2511- # 1483 Deluxe 2 bed, 2 bath
ground level furnished 1,300 s/f beachfront condo. Well
maintained. Great sea views, excellent rental income
potential. $625,000.
RoyalPalm Condo #2424 # 1399 3 bed, 3 bath,
(including loft) 2nd level, 1,264 s/f furnished condo
overlooking harbour & marina. Well maintained, near
beach, excellent rental income potential. $549,000.
RoyalPalm Condo # 2420 # 1546 3 bed, 3 bath,
(including loft) 2nd level, 1,264 s/ffurnished condo.
Great harbour & marina views. Well maintained, near
beach, excellent rental income potential. $549,000.
Beach Villa 507 # 782 Newly renovated, 2 bed, 2 bath
1,150 s/f villa, plus 592 s/f patios. Tastefully furnished.
Many extras. Close to beach, marina, $490,000.

Atlantis Condo #2202 # 987 2 bed, 2 bath, 2nd level
furnished canalfront unit, with boat slip, golf cart, garage.
"Turn-Key", Near Treasure Cay Beach. $465,000.

Bahamas Real Estate

Atlantis Condo # 2203 # 1000 2 bed, 2 bath, 2nd level,
1,000 s/f furnished waterfront unit, includes fully
serviced boat slip &golf cart garage. Overlooks
Brigantine Bay, Near beach. $465,000.
Atlantis Condo #2201 # 1175 -2 bed, 2 bath, 1,000 s/f,
2nd level furnished waterfront condo. Recently renovated,
well maintained. Includes storage garage & private boat
slip/dock. Near beach. $460,000.
Atlantis Condo #2115 -#1602 2 bed, 2 bath 950 s/f
ground level furnished condo overlooking Brigantine Bay
canal. Includes boat slip & golf cart garage. $459,000.
Beach Villa # 605 # 1625 1 bed, 2 bath well maintained
& elegantly fumished "" villa. Washer/dryer.
Many extras & .ilS& Can be modified for 2nd
bedroom. Close Yo beach & shopping. $415,000.
SandDollar Condo # 7- #146 2 bed, 2 bath, 1,000 s/f
ground level fumishe .el. front condo. Wel maintained,
superb sea views~r unity pool. Best Value! Priced to sell.
RoyalPalm # 2304 # 1472 2 bed, 2 bath, 950 s/f
furnished ground floor level condo overlooking marina.
Includes boat slip. Rental history.
RoyalPalm #2311 # 1573 2 bed, 2 bath 950 s/f
furnished ground level cond9 looking harbour &
marina. Well maintai t6, elent condition. Owner
occupied (not a relFtiit). Includes boat slip & storage
unit. $400,000.
Mariner's Cove Condominiums:
# 1181 4 bedroom, 3 bath, 2 level, 1,650 s/f famished harbour
front condo, tastefully refurbished. $649,000.
#985 2 bed, 2 bath, 2 level harbour frontend unit,
Refurbished in 2000 $289,000.
#655 -2bed, 1 bath condo withmarina view $249,000.
Vacant Land
Thurston Bay Beachfront Development Acreage 1579 -
108.65 acres located near Treasure Cay community
entrance. Features approx. 1,500' sandy beachfront, plus
approx. 800' elevated hard rock shoreline. Borders on
Geat Abaco Hwy. & Treasure Cay Dr. $4,365,000.
Beach & Canal Lot Package #941-Windward Beach lot
of 17,542 s/f with 100' of beach frontage on Sea of Abaco,
PLUS Galleon Bay lot of 17,955 s/fwi th approx. 76' of
sea-walled canalfrontage. $1,446,000.
Ocean Blvd. BeachfrontParcel #,60 Splendid
44,600 s/f parcel on Trea We8~each, 75' beach
frontage of sugejfti e sand. All utilities available.
Spectacular sflbeach views. $1,350,000.
Beachfront Parcel Ocean Blvd # 876 1.5 acres with
100' of beach frontage, on spectacular Treasure Cay
Beach. All utilities available Gorgeous beach & sea
views. $1,295,000.
Superb Beachfront Parcel # 1 6- Treasure Cay Blvd.
Level & cleared beach 4,6 0I0 s/f, 90' fabulous sandy
beach frontage. Brt k'-faking seaviews. $1,275,000.
Windward Beach BeachfrontParcel# 1283 Cleared &
walled 17,542 s/f parcel with 100' of sandy beach.
Sea of Abaco views. All utilities available. $1,024,000.
WindwardBeach Beach Parcel# 1470 23,151 s/f parcel
with 101' of stone wall & sandy beach on Sea ofAbaco. All
utilities available. $843,000.
Windward Beach # 817 1/2 acre waterfront parcel
directly on Sea of Abaco, 124' beach frontage. Newly
installed sea wall. All utilities available. $399,000.
RockPoint# 1543 12,000 s/f landscaped level lot. 80'
Sea of Abaco frontage. All utilities available $262,000.
Ocean Blvd.# 1547/1548 -.LJpanand residential level
parcels of 10,805 t$ls~'s/f. All utilities available,
public beact ss., EACH $71,000.
Seagrape Dr. # 1609 8,000 s/f residential lot just 1
block from Treasure Cay Beach. All utilities available. ]

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Cherokee Sound
By Lee Pinder
Capt. Archibold Roy Albury, a resident
of Sybil House's, passed away on June 3
after being laid up for five years with two
broken hips.
The oldest of three boys born to Rob-
ert Irwin
and Sarah
Ada Lowe
in Febru-
ary 1920 in
Sound, he
lived to be
90 years.
Capt. Roy Albury He married
Ena Marjorie Pinder, also of Cherokee
Sound, in August of 1942 and they had
three children Leona Joy, Hershal Roy and
Garth Lawson Albury.
Back in the olden days when the fisher-
men sailed, he was a captain of three dif-
ferent Cherokee fishing smacks, the Janet
Jones, the Black Joe and the Renown as
well as serving as First Mate on the mail
boat, Stede Bonnet. He spent the better
part of his life at sea. When he quit the
sea, he farmed and kept a field. Always
an active person and a hard worker, he en-
joyed planting a garden and seeing things
grow. He worked with Owens-Illinois for
many years and was a caretaker for one of
Abaco's second home residents at Channel
Cay for quite some time.
Reliable, trustworthy, a man of his
word, you knew if Capt. Roy said some-

thing, you could count on it. It's hard to
believe he is gone; we shall miss him.
May he rest in peace.
Prayer Quilt
Epworth Methodist Chapel has joined
the International Prayer Group and has
made and given out their first Prayer Quilt
on June 9.
Under the talented and watchful eye of
Joanne Sturup, the Saturday Afternoon
Quilting Ladies put together a lovely lap
quilt and have presented it to their first
recipient, Vernell Roberts, who has been
housebound for several weeks due to a
pulled muscle or torn ligament. Ms. Nell
has kept her pleasant disposition and good
outlook, but undoubtedly has suffered
much pain.
The quilt is of a patchwork design. The
idea is that the final construction of tying
together the individual strings in a square
knot is done by friends and neighbours.
The quilt was at Epworth Chapel on June
6 when members of the congregation tied
the yarn, each submitting a prayer for Ms.
Nell's recovery. We have complete faith
that our prayers will be answered and Ms.
Nell will soon be back to her old self, smil-
ing and walking about.

South Abaco
The Loyalist
Settlement of Rawdon
By Timothy Roberts
With the evidence from a few docu-
ments, an old map and survey, amateur
archeologist David Bethel set out to find
the town of Rawdon, a small settlement es-
tablished about 1787 and located at Little

Harbour Bay near the Bight of Old Robin-
son. A group of men noted in one of the
documents as the King's Carolina Rangers,
probably a militia group loyal to the King,
were the settlers of Rawdon. Colonels,
captains, quartermasters and a surgeon
were listed. Little Harbour Bay was the
name of the area between the eastern part
of Wilson City and Lynyard Cay.
One of these men, Col. John Brown,
requested a survey of the area that they
wanted to settle. "To laying out the town
of Rawdon at Little Harbour on the Island
of Abaco for the accommodation of the in-
habitants in that district, by order of his
honour the president and council with the
assistance of John Ferguson Deputy Sur-
veyor, labourers expences, attending the
general surveyors voyage to Abaco on this
business and furnish a plan of the same. In
Council 50...Examined, approved of and
sworn to 25th of September 1787" The re-
quest was signed by John Brown. The sur-
vey was conducted by the Surveyor Gen-
eral, Josiah Tattnall, who later served in
the United States Senate and as Governor
of Georgia.
Mr. Bethel explored the area for a few
days and found the foundations of two
main houses and the rubble for three small-
er buildings which would have been slave
huts. The main houses and huts would like-
ly have been made with thatch sidings and
roofs due to the lack of access to lumber.
Another method that may have been used
was a stone type wall which was called
vottle and adobe, although there was no
evidence of it at the site. Also in this area
he found buckles, coins, civilian and mili-
tary buttons, musket balls, pieces of flint,

part of a bayonet and other miscellaneous
Mr. Bethel spent "days and days just
walking the land trying to find any arti-
facts, something that would show me that
somebody was there."
Some of the men mentioned in the
documents relating to the King's Rangers
showed up in another document which ap-
peared to be a crime report. On Sunday, 4
May 1788, Mr. Mackay with a company
of armed men surrounded the plantation
house of Mr. Richard Pearis at Spencer's
Bight and demanded entrance to his cellar
where smuggled corn was allegedly stored.
When Mr. Pearis asked to see his author-
ity, Mr. Mackay babbled something about
a deputation from Mr. Baker, a Naval Of-
ficer, and waved a letter showing Dun-
more's large bold signature but refused to
read or allow anyone else to see the letter.
Philip Dumeresq, Magistrate, refused
to assist Mr. Mackay when he learned he
had not writ of assistance. When Pearis
would not give him the key, Mackay
placed Pearis and his family, along with
his guests Messers. Pengree, Edwards,
Wilson, Forbes, Armstrong and Captain
Smith, under house arrest while he broke
open two of the stores and seized in the
King's name 401 bushels of Indian Corn.
Mr. Pearis wrote to a friend in Nassau that
Mr. Mackay had nearly caused a riot be-
fore he left Spencer's Bight that Sunday.
It is unclear for how long the Town of
Rawdon was settled; however, an old map
which shows property grants in the area of
Spencer's Bight, Little Harbour Bay and
the Bight of Old Robinson has it clearly
marked abandoned.

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Social Services announces essay competition winners

By Canishka Alexander
The Department of Social Services held
an essay competition this spring in recog-
nition of Child Protection Month, and on
May 26 Assistant Director, Charlamae
Fernander, announced the winners of the

Anticipation began to build as two of the
students read their essays to the audience
gathered at the Social Services office. Fi-
nally, the time came to give out the awards.
In the senior division, first place was

awarded to Shanae Knowles of St. Francis
de Sales School, Joy Archer of St. Francis
de Sales placed second and Vanessa Dar-
ville of Abaco Central High came third.
In the junior division, Dianna Saint Fleur
of Abaco Central High submitted the only
essay, so she received a first place tro-
phy along with the floating trophy for her
Meanwhile, in the primary division
Joshua Archer of St. Francis de Sales
secured first place, and second and third
place trophies went to Sidney Decius and
Kadesha Canton, respectively, both stu-
dents of Central Abaco Primary.
Floating trophies for the senior and
primary divisions went to St. Francis de

Ms. Fernander said that every year her
office attempts to focus the attention of the
community on the issue of child abuse as
well as child protection. "It has become
increasingly important to involve younger
people in this whole thought process so
that they will have a positive effect in what
happens in our nation tomorrow." With
that in mind, the staff at Social Services
held an essay competition as a way to get
the young people involved.
Ms. Fernander thanked the District
Council offices located on Grand Cay,
Green Turtle Cay, North, South and Cen-
tral Abaco and Hope Town that donated
cash prizes to the students as an added bo-
nus for their participation.

The Department of Social Services held an essay competition for students to bring about
awareness of Child Protection month. The winners were announced in a ceremony on
May 26 at the Social Services office in Marsh Harbour. Shown in the back are Edna Mi-
chel-Charlot, Vanessa Darville, Charlamae Fernander and Kimrice Miller. In the front
are Dianna Saint Fleur, Joy Archer, Kadesha Canton, Sidney Decius, Shanae Knowles
and Joshua Archer. The winners received trophies as well as cash prizes supplied by lo-
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The Abaconian

June 15,2010

Treasure Cay will host lionfish tournment

Fishermen from the U.S. and The Ba-
hamas will unite to battle the lionfish in-
vasion of the reefs on Abaco on June 16.
While beautiful to behold, voracious lion-
fish are devastating the Bahamian reefs.
With their population explosion and ag-
gressive behavior, lionfish could create the
most disastrous marine invasion in history
by drastically reducing the abundance of
coral reef fishes and leaving behind a dev-
astated ecosystem.
The Treasure Cay Billfish Tournament
has added the conservation-minded lionfish
spearfish tournament to its agenda and in-
vites the public to participate. While bill-
fish remain the focus of the tournament's
four days of fishing, the community can
help combat the overpopulation of lionfish
by entering the separate, one-day Ravage
the Savage Lionfish Tournament on June
16. A purse of $500 has been offered by
the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, with ad-
ditional prizes from several fishing equip-
ment companies. There is a minimal entry
fee of $15 per person or $35 per boat. A
captains' meeting will be held at 8:30 am
on June 16. Tournament hours are 10 a.m.
to 4 p.m. followed by awards.

Lionfish a threat to
the marine environment
The lionfish tournament is a proactive
response to environmental issues caused
by the overpopulated status of this vora-
cious species. Ravage the Savage invites
the community to join the battle against the
rapid invasion of Indo-Pacific lionfish into
our local waters by removing as many as
possible. Lionfish are primarily caught by
spearfishing with a Hawaiian sling. Trea-
sure Cay Hotel Resort & Marina will offer
an additional bounty on lionfish to benefit
the Treasure Cay Primary School. Other
details will be announced on www.treasu-
Billfish Tournament to
Offer Guaranteed Payout
The 27th Annual Treasure Cay Billfish
Tournament is offering multiple awards for
billfish, plus trophies for tuna, dolphin and
wahoo. The tournament offers four days of
fishing and a lay day, with activities in-
cluding the new Ravage the Savage lionfish
tournament, a Junkanoo performmance by
the Treasure Cay Primary School, a Izor
Line Knot Tying Contest and more. Re-
lease point standings are verified by the

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with an image that can verify the time and
date the photo was taken.
Elective participation for the fun fish di-
vision of tuna, dolphin and wahoo entails
a payout rivaling top prizes of U.S. based

tournaments. In addition to the cash prizes,
winners receive beautiful trophies and the
top team is honored by a perpetual trophy
showcased in the resort's Spinnaker Res-
taurant. Awards are made to Top Lady and
Junior Anglers.

Hope Town Clinic Temporarily Moved
By Jennifer Hudson ed to take about three months. Government
The Hope Town clinic has for years is renting four rooms in the Russell home
been housed in a pink building adjacent to to be used as the temporary clinic.
the Post Office dock in the centre of town. The Russell home is a piece of Hope
A nurse is on duty every day and Dr. Town history. It is well over 100 years old
Swarna visits on a regular weekly basis and is where Suzanne and her brothers grew
from Marsh Harbour. There is presently up. It is located on the Queen's Highway
a sign on the door saying that the clinic just up the road from the Burial Society
has moved. This move, however, is only building towards the Hope Town Harbour
temporary. The government has closed it Lodge. It now stands on the east side of
while it does structural and cosmetic work the road but originally it stood on the west
on the building and essential rewiring, side of the road. When Suzanne Bethel's
While renovations are taking place, the father, Alvard Russell, married, he moved
clinic is being housed in the family home the house across the road. Originally, as
belonging to Suzanne Bethel, her brother in all old Bahamian homes, the kitchen
and their families. Renovations are expect- was separate. But after Mr. Russell moved
it, he built a
kitchen and din-
ing room onto
the main house
and also added a
Plans are to
further remodel
the home to rent
Sto vacationing
_family members
and visitors af-
ter it has per-
formed its ser-
vice as a clinic
for the people
of Hope Town.
The Russell house overlooking Hope Town harbour is now being used
for the clinic while the real clinic is being renovated. The Russell
house is over 100 years old but has been upgraded over the years.

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Grand Cay
Rosie's Place
Green Turtle Cay

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Sea Level Cottages 4 hse
Island Home Rentals + 8 hse
Schooner's Landing 5 condos
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366-2053 Abaco Beach Resort
366-2075 Abaco Real Estate +
352-5458 Ambassador Inn
Bustick Bight Resort
365-4247 Conch Inn
-752-0166 D's Guest House
365-4271 Living Easy
365-4047 Island Breezes Motel
365-4161 Lofty Fig Villas
365-4636 Pelican Beach Villas
365-4226 Regattas (Prev. Abaco Towns)
365-4105 HG Christie

Guana Cay
II hse 365-5178
4 rm 10 cott.365-5137
12 hse 365-5195
t 6 units 365-5133
8rm 7cott 365-5106
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Hope Town
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6 rm I cott 366-0003
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Oeisha's Resort 366-4139
Pete & Gay's Resort 14 rm 366-4119
Rickmon's Bonefishing 10 rm 366-4477
Spanish Cay
Spanish Cay Resort 18 rm 6 hse 365-0083
Treasure Cay
Bahama Beach Club 88 units 365-8500
Island Dreams + 45 hse 365-8507
Treasure Cay Resort 95 rms 365-8801
Mark's Bungalows 4 units 365-8506
Abaco Estate Services 365-8752
Wood Cay
Tangelo Hotel 19 rm 3 villa365-2222
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18th June Boat Registration and
Captain's Meeting at Green Turtle Club
19th June Lionfish Derby Day
19th June Awards Banquet
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The Abaconian

Emergency Services
Police Marsh Harbour 367-2560 911
B. Electricity Corp 367-2727, 367-2846, 367-4667
Water& Sewerage 475-1499, 475-5518
The following services are provided by volunteers
Fire Marsh Harbour 367-2000
Fire Dundas Town 367-2935 or 4935
Fire -Hope Town VHFCh 16
Fire Green Turtle Cay 365-4133
Fire Man-0-War 365-6911
Treasure Cay Fire & Rescue 365-9112
BASRA Bah Air Sea Rescue Assoc all areas Marine VHF 16
Hope Town 366-0500 Marsh Harbour 367-3752
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 .................365-2172

Tourism's People-to-People program
Be matched with a local person or family with a similar interest such
as Bird watching, Attending church, Foreign language, School class
visit, Environmental interest Marine, Native plants, History, Humane
Society, etc. This is not a dating service or an offer for a free meal
or lodging but an opportunity to meet someone locally with similar
interests. Call Tourism's Doranell Swain at 367-3067 for more informa-
tion. Email: dswain@bahamas.com

Airlines Serving Abaco
Abaco Air- Nassau, N Eleuthera, Moores Is 367-2266
A m erican Eagle M iami ......................................367-2231
Bahamasair Nassau,W Palm B, Ft Laud ..........367-2095
Continental Connection Miami
Ft Laud and W Palm Beach ............. 367-3415
Locair- Fort Lauderdale 1-800-205-0730
Regional- Freeport 367-0446
Sky Bahamas Nassau 367-0996
Southern Air Nassau ............367-2498
Twin Air Calypso Fort Lauderdale 367-0140
YellowAir Taxi Ft Lauderdale ....... ..... 367-0032
Local air charters serving Bahamas &
Abaco Air ................ 367-2266
Cherokee Air Charters 367-3450

Dive Shops
Abaco Dive Adventures, Marsh Harbour............................. 367-2963
Above & Below, Marsh Harbour.......................................... 367-0350
Dive Abaco 1978, Marsh Harbour..................................... 367-2787
Froggies, Hope Tow n........................ ........... .................. 366-043 1
Treasure Divers, Treasure Cay............................................. 365-8571
Brendal's Dive, Green T. Cay ............................................ 365-441 1
Dive Guana............................. .............. 365-5178
Man-0-W ar Dive Shop ...................... ............................. 365-6013

Taxi Cab Fares one or two passengers
Extra $3 for each passengers above two
Marsh Harbour Airport to: (effective Dec08)
Clinic, Dow ntow n, Regattas .........................................$10
Ab Bch Resort, Eastern Shore close, Ferry ........... $15
Spring City $15
Dundas Town, Nat Ins bldg, C Abaco Primary Sch .........$15
M urphy Tow n & G reat Cistern ........................................$20
Snake Cay $35
C a su a rin a P oin t ............................................................... $ 6 0
Cherokee, W inding Bay, Little Harbour............................$80
Baham a Palm Shore ..............................$90
Crossing Rocks ......................$105
Sandy Point ......................$150
Leisure Lee $50
Treasure Cay Airport, G Turtle ferry ...............................$80
Treasure Cay Resort ..............................$85
Fox Tow n ................................... $185
Between Marsh Harbour Ferry and:
Clinic, downtown, Ab Beach Hotel $ 10
Nat Ins Bldg, Murphy Town, Gr Cistern ........................$10
Wait time $0.40 per minute, Hourly rate $40 per hour
Children under three free Caged pets as people
Luggage $0.75 each over two, large bags $1 ea.

Treasure Cay Airport to: Effective Dec085
G reen Turtle C ay ferry dock ............................................$10
Madeira Park .................$20
Sand Banks .......................$25
Treasure Cay Resort ..............................$30
Leisure Lee $45
B la c k W o o d ....................................................................$ 2 0
Fire Road & C ooper's Tow n ............................................$40
Cedar Harbour .....................$60
Wood Cay $70
M ount Hope ........................ $80
Fox Town $85
C ro w n H a v e n .................................................................. $ 9 0
M arsh H arbour airport ........................................$80

Green Turtle Ferry to Marsh H Airport ............................$80

T Cay Hotel to Marsh Harbour ...........................X$65 + $10
T C Hotel to G Turtle Ferry (Blue Hole $24) X$18 + $ 5
T C Hotel to Bonefish Marles X$22 + $5
T C Hotel to Joe's Creek X$35 + $5
T C Hotel to Moxey X$16 + $5

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All phones use area code 242 unless noted

Ferry Schedules Departure times shown Daily service unless noted
Marsh Harbour to Hope Town or Man-0-War 20 minutes, Guana Cay 40 minutes
Albury's Ferry Service Ph 367-3147 or 367-0290 VHF Ch. 16 Hope Town & Man-O-War from Crossing Bch
Marsh Harbour > Hope Town 7:15 am 9 10:30 12:15 pm* 2 4 5:45
Return 8 am 9:45 11:30 1:30 pm* 3 4 5 6:30
Marsh Harbour > White Sound Contractor's special Mon Fri 7 am Return 5 pm
Marsh Harbour > Man-O-War 10:30 am 12:15pm 4 5:45
Return 8 am 11:30 1:30 pm 5 Sundays
Marsh H. > Guana Cay (& Scotland Cay with advance notice) from Conch Inn or
(6:45am Union Jack Dock) 10:30 1:30 pm 3:30 holidays
Return 8 am 11:30 2:30 pm 4:45
Fare Adult prepaid oneway $15 / open return $25, Kids 6-11 half, Under 6 free (Phone after hours 359-6861)
Green Turtle Ferry Phone 365-4166, 4128, 4151 VHF Ch 16 Ten minute ride
Green T Cay to Treasure Cay Airport8 am 9 II 12:15 1:30 3 4:30
T Cay Airport to Green T Cay 8:30 am 10:30 11:30 1:30 2:30 3:30 4:30 5
New Plymouth one way adult $10 (Children $7) Round trip $15 Extra to some G T Cay docks
Abaco Adventures Ph 365-8749 VHF Ch 16
Treasure Cay to Guana Cay Sunday Lv 12 & returns 4:45 p.m. $25 RT
T Cay to Man-O-War/ Hope Town Wed 9:30 am, return 4:30 pm $35 RT
T Cay to Guana Cay Sunset Cruise Fr$25, call for time

Pinder's Ferry Service Between Abaco & Grand Bahama -
Crown Haven, Abaco to McLean's Town, Grand Bah. -Daily 7:00 am & 2:30 pm
McLean's Town to Crown Haven return Daily 8:30 am & 4:30 pm
Fare $45 OW / $90 RT Children half fare Call Abaco 365-2356 for information
Bus between Freeport and McLean's Town Rental automobiles at both terminals.

Bahamas Ferries Sandy Point to Nassau under 4 Hr. Call Sandy Point 366-4119
or Marsh Harbour 367-5250 for sailing dates Adults $95 RT, $55 OW Cars & trucks
The Great Abaco Express Marsh Harbour charter bus to N Abaco Call 367-2165, Group tours

Albert Lowe Museum ...................... ............Green Turtle Cay
Capt Roland Roberts House, reef exhibits.......Green Turtle Cay
Memorial Sculpture Garden.......................... Green Turtle Cay
Wyannie Malone Historical Museum........................Hope Town
Elbow Cay Light Station...........................................Hope Town
Walk to & swim on Mermaid Reef off M Harb...Pelican Shore
Drive to & swim in Blue Hole .............Treasure Cay farm road
Art studio & working foundry- ....................... Little Harbour
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 Elbow Cay
Man-0-War Cay Casuarina Point Bahama Palm Shore
Sandy Point & more
Items of interest Man-0-War boat yards Blackwood
blue hole & sisal mill Cedar Harbour plantation ruins need
guide Hole-in- Wall lighthouse last mile very rough road *
Abaco wild horses by appointment 367-4805 Bird watching -
ask tourism 367-3067

Tours & Excursions
Abaco Eco Tours & Kayak rental 475--9616
Abaco Island Tours Marsh Harbour 367-2936
Abaco's Nature Adventure 559-9433
Above & Below Marsh Harbour 367-0350
Adventure on Prozac T Cay 365-8749
Brendals Dive Green Turtle Cay 365-4411
C & C Charters Treasure Cay 365-8506
Dive Abaco 1978, Marsh Harbour 367-2787
Excursion boat* Froggies Hope T 366-0024

Abaco Marinas Slips Fuel Phone
Green Turtle Cay
Bluff House ................45....... F......365-4200
Green Turtle Club ......32....... F......365-4271
Black Sound Marina...15................365-4531
Other Shore Club.......12....... F......365-4195
Abaco Yacht Service..10....... F......365-4033
Treasure Cay
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
Mangoes Marina ........29................367-2366
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 ..................60....... F......366-0065
Spanish Cay
Spanish Cay Marina...75....... F......365-0083
Guana Cay
Orchid Bay .................64 ...... F......365-5175
Boats can clear Customs at Green Turtle Cay,
Treasure Cay or Marsh Harbour

Please bring errors &
revisions to our atten-
tion Rev 15 Mar 10

Everyone reads The Abaconian -

Charter Boats
Lucky Strike Hope T 366-0101
Sea Gull Hope Town 366-0266
SSalt Weapon Hope Town 366-0245
Down Deep 366-3143
ocal Boy 366-0528
Back Breaker 365-5140

Bikes & Scooters Boats Cars &
Rentals Marsh Harbour
A& P Car Rentals ..................... 367-2655
B & B Boat Rentals ................... 367-7368
Bargain Car Rentals.................... 367-0500
Blue Wave Boat Rentals ................... 367-3910
Concept Boat Rentals........................ 367-5570
Power Cat Boat Rentals ............................
Quality Star Car Rentals (Texaco) ..... 367-2979
Rainbow Boat Rentals ..................... 367-4602
Rental Wheels Scooters, Bikes, Cars 367-4643
Rich's Boat Rentals .......................... 367-2742
Sea Horse Boat Rentals ................... 367-2513
Sea Star Car Rentals ................ 367-4887
Green Turtle Cay
Bay Street Rentals + ........477-5300 365-4070
Brendals Dive Bikes & Kayak rental...365-4411
C & D Cart Rental .................... 365-4084
D & P Cart Rental ...................... 365-4655
Donnie's Boat Rentals....................365-4119
New Plymouth Cart Rentals..365-4188 or 4149
Reef Boat Rentals ............................. 365-4145
Sea Side Carts & Bikes...................... 365-4147
T &ACart Rentals.............................. 375-8055
Guana Cay
Donna Sands Cart Rentals ............... 365-5195
Dive Guana Boats & Bikes................. 365-5178
Orchid Bay Cart rentals...................... 354-5175
Conch Pearl Boat Rentals.................. 365-6502
Island Treasures Cart Rentals ........... 365-6072
Ria-Mar Golf Cart Rentals.................. 365-6024
Waterways Boat Rental ..357-6540 & 365-6143
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
Adventure on Prozac Kayak............. 365-8749
Alison Car Rent ................................. 365-8193
Cash's Carts..................................... 365-8771
Claridge's Cart Rentals ..................... 365-8248
Cornish Car Rentals........................... 365-8623
JIC Boat Rentals ............................... 365-8465
Triple J Car Rentals ........................... 365-8761
Abaco Adventures Kayaks ..............365-8749

Bonefish Guides
Sandy Point
Patrick Roberts .. 366-4286
Nicholas Roberts
Derrick Gaitor
Ferdinand Burrows 366-4133
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
Will Sawyer............. 366-2177
Marty Sawyer.......... 366-2115
Noel Lowe ...............366-2107
Randy Sawyer .........366-2284
Casaurina Point
Junior Albury ...........366-3058
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
Rick Sawyer.............365-4261
Ronnie Sawyer .......365-4070
Jeff Survance ..........365-4040

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

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Page 23

Visitors' Guide
Restaurants Services Transportation

Restaurant Guide
Prices $ Low, $$ Moderate, $$$ Upper
(Based on dinner entree range)
+ Picnic tables & restroom only t Provides ride from town
Marsh Harbour
Anglers.........................$$$ ....... ....367-2158
Blue M arlin .........................$ .............367-2002
Curly Tails ......................$$$ .............367-4444
Gino's................................ ......... 367-7272
Golden Grouper ..............$ ...........367-2301
Island Cafe.........................$ .............367-6444
Jam ie's Place.....................$ .............367-2880
Jib Room .........................$$ .............367-2700
Kentucky Fried Chicken..................367-2615
Mandarin Chinese..............................367-0544
Mangoes ......................$$$ .............367-2366
Pinacle ....................... $ ..... ......
Pop's Place ........................$ .....+....367-3796
Sea Shells .........................$ .............367-4460
Snack Shack .....................$.....+.....367-4005
Signatire Sub Sandwiches................ 367-3664
W allys .......................... $$$ .............367-2074
Hope Town
Abaco Inn ...................$$$ .............366-0133
Cap'n Jacks .......................$ ............366-0247
Harbour's Edge............... $$.............366-0087
H T Harbour Lodge .......$$$ .............366-0095
Munchies ................ ....... ...+.....366-0423
OnDa Beach ...............................366-0558
Sea Spray ...................... $$ ..... ::..... 366-0065
Sugar Shack ......................$ .....+....366-0788
Little Harbour
Pete's Pub..................................366-3503
Lubber's Quarter
Cracker P's.........................................366-3139
Drop'n Dine..................... 365-6008
Hibiscus Cafe ...........................365-6380
Island Treats Snack Bar.................365-6501
Guana Cay
Grabbers ........................$$$ .............365-5133
Nippers .................... $$$ ............365-5143
Orchid Bay .....................$$$ ............265-5175
Treasure Cay
Florence's Cafe ................$
Harbour Cafe ....................$.............365-8635
Hudson's Delight .......... $ ............365-8648
Spinnaker Restaurant ...$$$.............365-8469
Traveller's Rest ........................... 365-8654
Touch of Class .............$$$ .............365-8195
Green Turtle Cay
Bluff House.....................$$$ .............365-4200
Jolly Roger Bistro .............$$ .............365-4200
Green Turtle Club ..........$$$ .............365-4271
Harvey's Island Grill.........$$.............365-4389
Laura's Kitchen ...............$$.............365-4287
Mclntosh's Restaurant ....$$.............365-4625
Miss Emily's Restaurant.....................365-4181
New Plymouth Inn....................... 365-4161
Pineapples ......................................365-4226
Plymouth Rock Cafe ..........................365-4234
Rooster's Rest ................$$ ...........365-4066
Sundowners ....................................365-4060
Wrecking Tree Restaurant
Sandy Point
Nancy's .........................
Pete & Gays .................$$$ ............ 366-4119
Rickmon Bonefish Lodge...................366-4477

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VOLUME 18 NUMBER 12 JUNE 15th, 2010

Abaco wins B Class at George Town Regatta

Lonesome Dove had two first place finishes as well as second and third place wins

This is the last B Class race of the George Town National Family Island Regatta. In second place is Abaco's Lonesome Dove on its
way to passing the Lady Sonia to win the fourth race. This gave The Dove two first place wins, a second and a third, making it the
overall winner of the B Class. In third place was the Eudeva. The Hope Town sailors were unable to take its A class boat, the Abaco
Rage, this year, but the group was pleased with winning the Governor General's Cup and the overallfirst place win in B Class.

Rotary hosts chalk art

By Stafford Patterson
The 2010 Bahamian Workboat Regatta
season is underway and the Abaco Rage
Sailing Syndicate based in Hope Town was
once again able to compete in the 57th An-
nual National Family Island Regatta held
April 21 24th in George Town, Exuma.
For the first time in 13 years and due
to the economic situation, we were unable
to field our 28-foot A Class sailboat, the
Abaco Rage. We were able to transport
and enter our 21-foot B Class boat, Lone-
some Dove.
The Regatta consisted of four races be-
ginning with the Governor General's Cup,
a "dash for the cash" and a trophy, no
points are awarded. The following three
races are scored on a low points system
where the winner at the end is the team
with the least number of points. The Dove
and 16 other B Class boats from vari-
ous other Bahama Islands provided some

Please see Boat Race Page 12

Two Charged

With Boat Theft

Artists create chalk drawings on the sidewalk at Royal Harbour Village in Marsh
bour to raise funds for the Interact Clubs. See story on page 15.

By Timothy Roberts
Two young men from Green Turtle Cay
were charged in the Magistrate's Court in
Marsh Harbour on May 26 with stealing
and receiving a boat and attempting to steal
The young men, 19-year-old Michael
Lavarity, Jr. and 20-year-old Leandro
Curry, were charged with the theft of a
23-foot Ox Boat with a 235 hp engine
valued at $8000 belonging to Roy Boles
and attempting to steal a 32-foot Century
boat with two 250 hp engines valued at
$80,000 belonging to David Lander be-
tween May 22 and May 23.
Administrator Cephas Cooper, sitting in
for Magistrate Crawford McKee, read the
charges to the young men. He said that due

to the seriousness of the matter they were
not required to enter a plea. However,
when the young men agreed to have their
case heard in the local magistrate's court
and not in the Supreme Court in Nassau,
the charges were read again and they both
entered a plea of not guilty to all charges.
Cpl. Perkins Collie, prosecuting officer
for the police, requested that the two young
men be denied bail because it was felt they
would commit a similar offense again. He
noted that Mr. Lavarity was out on bail
already, due to appear before court to an-
swer charges of a similar nature.
Simeon Brown, lawyer for the defense
of Mr. Lavarity, said that there was not

Please see Boat Theft Page 23

Students display their graduation trophies

The Valedictorian, Sapphire Davis, and Salulatorian, Bian-
ca Albury, ofAgape Christian School received their honours
in a graduation ceremony held at the Grace Gym on May 28.
Ten students received their diplomas that night.

St. Francis de Sales School held its graduation ceremony on
June 8 at the St. Francis Catholic Church. The graduating
class of 22 students included five who graduated with hon-
ours. The top two students, Joy Archer and Marcus J. Sands
Jr. are shown with their trophies. See story on page 2.


It hopes to maintain power
until new plant is operational
The Bahamas Electricity Corporation
apologizes to its consumers in Abaco for
the supply interruptions experienced re-
cently. Unfortunately, many different types
of problems have occurred at the Marsh
Harbour Power Station that contributed to
this, but the staff have worked diligently to
address them so as to keep supplies on until
the new power plant at Wilson City is op-
The Bahamas Electricity Corporation
wishes to assure the residents of Abaco of its
commitment to the people and the economy
of Abaco in providing a reliable power supply
and thank them for their continued tolerance
and patience during these pressing times.
See additional
statement on page 16


Page 2 Section B The Abaconian

School News

Agape Christian School
Together We Can
By Samantha V. Evans
Together We Can has been the theme
of the grade 12 of Agape Christian School
for the school year. Ten students took their
walk down the aisle of Grace Gym to re-
ceive their high school diplomas and other
awards which they have worked so hard to
earn for the past nine months.
Their home room teacher, Beverley
Rolle, and Euna George Gobin spoke
highly of the students they have come to
know and admire over this past year. Mrs.
Rolle said that this group made history
at Agape Christian School as six of them
made the super honor roll, which is a first
for a graduating class in the eight years of
Agape graduation history.
The valedictorian, Sapphire Davis, gave
a comprehensive overview of their lives
over the past year including their cruise to

the Cayman Islands. She told her fellow
graduates that they will be faced with chal-
lenges as they begin their new lives, but
they must believe that they are the future
leaders and entrepreneurs. She added that
the road has been rough but they made it
and it is this driven, motivated spirit that has
made them ready to take on the world with
and with God's help, they will succeed.
Principal Cecile Albury acknowledged
the role the parents, family, teachers and
graduates played in making the gradua-
tion possible. She told them that these ten
young men and women are destined to suc-
ceed and with their prayers, the good edu-
cation they have received and God's guid-
ance, they cannot go wrong.
The keynote address was given by Pas-
tor Jermaine Watkins of New Life Fel-
lowship Church in Nassau. He has been
preaching since he was 17 years old and
now, at the age of 27, he has been called to
preach God's word as an ordained minis-

ter. He shared lunch with the graduates and
stated with assurance that they have proven
their theme to be true this day.
Pastor Watkins encouraged the gradu-
ates to continue on the course of excellence
and as they move into the next phase of
their lives, he left them with keys to re-
member that were taken from Ephesians.
He told them there is power in the words
they speak so they must be careful what
they say; they must further be careful what
name they answer to and what they speak
onto their lives. He then stated they must
visualize what it is they want to achieve
in life; their dreams must be in alignment
with God's plan for their lives.
The students were given their awards and
diplomas by Pastor Watkins. Africa Lowe
made the super honor roll for the first term.
The six students who made the super honor

roll for the entire year were Bianca Albury,
Chelsee Charlton, Sapphire Davis, Ashley
Hill, Tyler Survance and Cody Unhjem.
Ashley Hill and Cody Unhjem received
the founder's award for being students at
the school from K-3 to grade 12. The sa-
lutatorian of the class was Bianca Albury.
The graduates presented their parents and
teachers with tokens of appreciation, and
the school board with a check.
St. Francis de Sales
School graduation
By Jennifer Hudson
Commencement exercises for the St.
Francis de Sales Catholic School's Class
of 2010 were held on June 8 in the St.

Please see School Page 4

Inese ten graauates of Agape nnristian Scnool receivea tneir aiptomas on ivay z2 in a
joyful, yet emotional ceremony held at Grace Gym.

The graduation ceremony of the students of St. Francis de Sales School took place in St.
Francis de Sales Church on June 8. Twenty-two students completed this milestone in their
lives. Seated is Patricia Coakley, representative of the Catholic Board of Education.



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Page 4 Section B The Abaconian

More School News

School From Page 2
Francis de Sales Catholic Church. Under
the theme Forever, Forward on the Stair-
way of Success, 22 students received their
diplomas, five of those with honours. The
two top students receiving the distinction
of Valedictorian and Salutatorian were Joy
Archer and Marcus J. Sands Jr. Master of
Ceremonies Cecil Simon announced that
the race for Salutatorian had been one of
the closest ever with Marcus winning the
position by just one point.
Guest speaker Angie Collie, who is
Founder and Managing Director of the
Auskell Medical Clinic, gave a great deal
of very practical advice to the graduates,
drawing on her own personal experiences
to illustrate her points. "Graduation day is
the first chapter of a new beginning, and I
would like to give you a few pointers for
success and tell you the secret of my suc-
cess," she told the graduating class.
Love in Action is the tenet she lives
by and this she learned from a nun who
taught her and built her character during
her years in the primary department of
St. Francis de Sales School. Lessons she
learned from her father were to always
be responsible, hard working and honest
while her mother taught her to be virtu-
Mrs. Collie told the graduates that
they must have a driven purpose to stay
on course and not to be distracted with
the things of life; to have a feeling of self
worth, be "the real deal" and be honest.
Using her clinic as an example of what can
be achieved through hard work, prayer
and thankfulness, she told how she gradu-

ated from college as a medical lab tech-
nician and, after working in the medical
field for 17 years, wanted to provide more
medical care for the people of Abaco.
She kept having a recurring dream of
sick people lying on the ground needing
help. This is why she began the clinic de-
spite many people who thought it would
fail. She now has a dream of a three sto-
rey building which will employ 50 per-
sons from doctors and nurses to techni-
cians and other staff to help the people of
Abaco and The Bahamas.
"It is not always how we start in life
but how we finish," she stated, and she
encouraged the graduates to use what
they have learned at St. Francis de Sales
School to make themselves strong people.
In conclusion, Mrs. Collie encouraged the
graduates to "Go and explore in Jesus'
name and soar to new heights."
Principal of the school, Josephine Gi-
raud-Kumar, stated how proud she is of the
graduates of this the school's 8th gradu-
ating class. She challenged the graduates
to face the world and make a success of
their lives, to have strength of the human
spirit as this is the strongest force there is.
She encouraged them to strive for moral
strength and stability in order to be coura-
geous to succeed and never to wallow in
self pity. Further advice she gave them was
to have love and pride for their country, be
well rounded human beings in the reflec-
tion of Christ, to love and respect the en-
vironment, to adopt good health habits and
never to spend money before they have it.
Following the conferral of diplomas and
awards which were presented to the gradu-
ates by Mrs. Patricia Coakley, Catholic

Board of Education Representative from
Nassau, top graduating student Joy Archer
gave the Valedictorian's address. Joy lik-
ened education to a staircase which is nev-
er ending. "Graduating high school is only
the first rung on this ladder," she said. "St.
Francis has inspired us to be lifelong learn-
ers and we have been given a mission to
forge ahead and achieve greatness."
The graduating class joined together for
the last time to sing the graduation song
Within These Walls and their school song,
St. Francis, We Love You.
ECC receives assistance
with lunch program
By Canishka Alexander
The staff and students of Every Child
Counts received a donation on May 25
toward their school lunch program. Led
by Charlamae Fernander, president of the
Rainbow Pilot Club of Abaco, she and sev-

eral members from the organization visited
ECC to present the donation to Lynn Ma-
jor, ECC's director.
Ms. Fernander explained that part of the
proceeds raised during the souse-out re-
cently held on the school grounds would go
toward the lunch program. As the school
has endeavoured to provide lunch for the
students, she was pleased to find out that
the students were taught to assist in prepar-
ing the lunches. Like any other Pilot Club,
Ms. Fernander said the club is one that
supports persons with brain related disor-
ders along with their families.
The club received its charter on Febru-
ary 9. Because ECC was adopted as the
Club's main project, it was decided that
the first project or fund raiser would ben-
efit the school's lunch program. "They

Please see School Page 6

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Development 2,000 +/- sq. ft.
$656,250 EXC + 7.5%

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appreciate. FGS $479,000 EXC
Unit #4 Upstairs 3 bed/2bath fully furnished,
direct beach access. Good rental investment
EXC. $334,825 + 7.5%
Townhouse condos with on- site tennis, heated
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Marina view, 2 bed/ 2 bath and unit fully
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potential $271,500 + 7.5% closing
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including garage plus vehicle. Good rental
potential. EXC $300,000 FGS
Canal front condos with on site tennis and pool
2 bed/ 2 bath lower unit with marina view.
12 ft. boat slip with 12,000 lb. lift. Never
rented. EXC $655,950 FGS
Ocean front luxury octagonal units with lagoon/
pool/waterfall. Good rental potential.
Unit #7 Two storey 2 bed/ 2 bath home.
MLS $545,000 + 7.5% closing
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 $742,000 + 14%
Canal front condo with on-site pool.

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with large kitchen/ living/dining facing the
deep water canal. Includes dock, a 34' Ribov
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$845,000 + 7.5%

EXC Exclusive listing
FGS Full gross or all-inclusive price
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Just Listed by Original Owner
2 bed/ 2 bath villa facing garden and pool
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Second row beach -'' cean access.
Great view. 1- -R any special
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with detached garage / bed / bath / attic plus
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"Cross Winds" Split level CBS home extra large
lot across from 2 beach greenways. Private.
Master bed/ bath suite upstairs. Lower level 2
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Plus! MLS $755,000 + 7.5% closing

"Dream Point" Special CBS split level home
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two choices of direct beach access. Upper
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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
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EXC. $996,300 FGS
6.667 acres on the highway between Treasure
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School From Page 4
don't receive a subsidy for the school lunch
program, and these children are deserving
of lunch every day like every other child in
The Bahamas. Rather than complain about
it, we thought we would try and address
the situation," Ms. Fernander said.
Mrs. Major nodded approvingly as she
accepted the donation. "Thank you, and
we will use it well," Major promised.
Also in attendance during the presen-
tation were Paul Pinder, president elect
for 2011-2012; Deborah Williams, fund
raising coordinator; Claudia Pinder, co-
ordinator of the project division; Barbara
Williams, sergeant at arms; and Serena
Brown, who is involved with membership
and fund raising.

Size Matters members
visit Abaco schools
By Canishka Alexander
Led by d'Shan Maycock, Education
Officer of Friends of the Environment,
team members from the organization's
Size Matters Campaign have been visiting
schools around Abaco. On May 26 they
visited Cyber Learning Center with Spike
the Lobster.
The focus of the Size Matters Campaign
is to raise a level of awareness and pride
among fishermen and the community as a
way to reduce juvenile lobster fishing in
The Bahamas, so that crawfish populations
can be conserved.
The mood was a festive one as the stu-
dents and staff members congregated in the
school's parking lot and were entertained
by the Size Matters campaign song sung by

Bahamian artist Geno D.
After Ms. Maycock had reminded the
students that the size of the crawfish must
be five and a half inches or more, she has-
tened to reveal the true purpose of their
visit to the school.
As the first and second-place winners
of the lobster display competition at the
annual Earth Day Science Fair in April,
students of Cyber Learning Center won a
brand new laptop and projector.
The students enthusiastically gathered
around Spike to take photos of each item
they had won.
The following day, Maycock said that

they planned to visit schools in Hope Town
and Sandy Point. The Size Matters Cam-
paign is a year-long campaign.
Parks Pal program
By Timothy Roberts
School children are coming to Abaco
to learn about the beauty of our ecological
environment and visit our national parks
through a joint program by the Bahamas
National Trust and Bahamas Fast Ferries.
During the weekend of May 28-30 a
group of 22 grade 6 children from Our
Please see School Page 8

Members of the Rainbow Pilot Club of Abaco raised money and donated it to the lunch
program at Every Child Counts school in Marsh Harbour. Shown is Pilot President
Charlemae Fernander and President-elect Paul Pinder giving the check to Lyn Major,
Principal of the school while Barbara Williams, Serena Brown, Debrah Williams and
Claudia Pinder look on.

Spike the Lobster was greeted enthusiastically by the students of Cyber Learning Center.
Spike was there to present a laptop computer and projector to the school for winning
first and second place at the Earth Day Science Fair held in April. Shown are d'Shan
Maycock of Friends; Razheme Mclntosh, Grade 11; Carl Archer Jr., Grade 11; James
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Central Pines #1076 New
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Great Cistern Duplex #277 One 3
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Triplex #813 One 3 bed, 2 bath,
and two 2 bed 1 bath apartments
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Great Business Opportunity#506A
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water-front home. REDUCED from
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Murphy Town Triplex #009 three
two bedroom one bathroom apts.

Murphy Town Triplex #012 three
one bedroom one bathroom apts

Murphy Town #002 three bedroom
two bathroom home $172,250

Central Pines #914 two 2 bed,
1 bath brand new, never lived in.
$254,250 gross

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two 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom apts.

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REDUCED $241,875 gross

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Two2bed,1 bathaptsandtwol bed,
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Three 2 bedroom, 1 bath all with
beautiful ocean view from upstairs
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NEW LISTING Duplex Central
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beautifully landscaped. New building
$293,800 gross

Bahama Palm Shores #164 foul
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NEW LISTING Home off Forest
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im, single carport and covered front
porch, $299,450 gross

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Duplex #0713 & 0715 2 bedroom, 1 bath and 1 bedroom,
1 bath house in DundasTown $260,000
Two lots 84fLx1 ft. nearTreasuiCay, one mile
northwest of Treasure Cay School. $49,500 each
Reduced oceanfrontloton Tilloo Cayw/beach access&
shared dock. otsize sq ft0.73 acresl03ft on water &315 ft.
Bestprke on Tilloo Cay,won'tlastlong. Mustsell, owner leav-
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Forsale three lots located on South Lubbers Quarters
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112. These lotsare priced individually. Lot #11 11,022
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Bestprices in Yellowwood big lots on hillside with views
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4 lotsin MuphyTowwaterview, arossfromAbaco
Block and Concete, commercial. Sold sparately 3 lots
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Treasure CayRock Pointvacantwaterfrontlots
$406000 gross
Treasure Cay Golf Course lot$63,250
New Listing Lot in Great Cistern on main road 11,237
sq ft per fect for a ho me site 81,38 feet on road and 136.53
deph $75,000 gross
New Listing Two Lots in DundasTown Front Street
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June 15,2010

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School From Page 6
Lady's Catholic Primary School in New
Providence and 13 adults were given an
eco-tour of Abaco. The excited children
toured the Abaco National Park with par-

rot researcher Caroline Stahala. They
were taken bird watching in Bahama Palm
Shores where the group was delighted to
catch a glimpse of the Abaco parrot.
David Knowles, Chief Park Warden for
BNT on Abaco, said, "It was exciting for

Man-O-War students are honoured in Nassau

Johnny Bethel II and Abigail Phillpot received awards from the Minister of Education,
the Hon. Desmond Bannister. They were named outstanding students in Literacy. The
award ceremony was in Nassau on May 20. Man-O-War School was awarded four tro-
phies for the highest scores as a class: the Grade 5 Numeracy District Award, the Grade
4 Numeracy District Award, the Grade 2 Numeracy District Award and the Grade 4
Literacy District Award. These awards were given at the Minister's Awards Ceremony.
The students who earned these awards for their high scores on national tests were Blue
Mertz, Johnny Bethel II, Abigail Phillpot, Felicia Roberts, Kyle Reeves, Alton Janes,
Giavanna Manni, Jeremy Pleydell-Bouverie, Katelyn Russell, and Timothy Sweeting.

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me to see the kids enjoying themselves, es-
pecially when they saw the Abaco parrot."
They were given a presentation by
Nancy Albury, head of Antiquities Monu-
ments and Museums Corporation on the
blue holes of Abaco at the Friends of the
Environment's office. They visited Abaco
Neem and learned about the processing of
the neem leaves and berries.
They were taken by boat to see and ap-
preciate the proposed Snake Cay Park, the
Pelican Cays Land and Sea Park and the
Tilloo Cay Reserve.
Mr. Knowles said, "These are some of
the opportunities we
want to give to our
local schools, giving
them the occasion to
see Abaco's very own
island treasures so they
can appreciate what
they have here."
The Trust's Parks
Pal program currently
takes school children to
Andros' national parks
and blue holes and has
just recently added
Abaco to its program,
with Eleuthera due to
be added soon to their
eco-tours. The pro-
gram has been favor-
ably received and has
been quite successful
so far.

Five sudents win
logo competition
By Samantha V. Evans
October of last year was set aside as
Drug Awareness Month by the National
Drug Council and the Ministry of Educa-
tion. As a part of the month, a Drug Free
School Art Competition was held to give
the students a chance to design a logo and
come up with a motto for this initiative.
Please see School Page 9

Iwenty-two students came jrom ivassau to visit tne national
parks on Abaco. They were most impressed with the Abaco
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School From Page 8
Six students from Central Abaco Prima-
ry School completed art work to enter the
competition that were sent to Nassau. The
results were sent to principal Eunice Mills.
On May 17 a special assembly was held to
honor the students and to present them with
their gift bags sent from Nassau.
The Central Abaco Primary students in
the grade six category placed first, second
and third. The winner of the grade six cat-
egory was Trevar Blanc, who received a
"drug free" school bag, dictionary, game
set, coloring book and pencil calculator
case. Desmond Bootle of grade 6 came
second place, receiving several gifts and in
third place was Jenny Louis of grade 6 who
also received a variety of gifts.
In the grade five category, Mario Esti-
mable won first place and Theresa D'Haiti
in the grade 4 category placed third. Both
received gifts.
Presenting the winners with their prizes
was Sandy Edwards, Education Officer for

Family Life, who spoke to them about the
ways drugs can negatively affect the com-
position of their body and alter the way
they think. She told the students to remem-
ber the acronym DRUGS for D don't do
drugs, R run for your life when offered
drugs, U use good sense and think about
what you will be doing, G get high on
education and S stay drug free.
Central Abaco Primary
learn about high school
By Samantha V. Evans
Mr. Vincent Coakley, senior master of
Abaco Central High School, visited Cen-
tral Abaco Primary School on May 18 to
speak to the grade six students about what
will be expected of them when they enter
grade seven in September. This talk is ar-
ranged annually by the Guidance Depart-
ment at the school to give students a head
start at preparing for high school.
Mr. Coakley told the students that re-
gardless of what school they will attend
in September, there are rules that they

Six students of Central Abaco Primary School entered a Drug Free School Art Competi-
tion. They did very well winning in several categories. They were awarded at a school
assembly, winning school supplies and school bags.

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substitutes were given certificates.

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School From Page 9
rules upheld by all students. He advised
the students they will have to listen more
and talk less. Gangs and slackness will not
be allowed at any time. He went over the
school rules with them including academic
requirements and dress code. Cell phones,
Ipods, cameras and other such devices are
also prohibited.
The talk ended by Mr. Coakley advising
the students that their future is important to
the country so they must make wise deci-
sions to do well. He left application forms
for students to give to their parents for
September enrollment.

I a1
Yasmine Austin was one of the speakers at C
mary School teaching the children about var
they could consider.

Students Attend "Hot
Careers" Series
By Samantha V. Evans
Beginning on May 17 the Guidance De-
partment at Central Abaco Primary School
hosted a What's Hot in Careers Series to
educate grade six students at the school
about potential career options.
Each speaker discussed his particular
career giving what qualifications were
needed to work in this field, the years
of study needed and the most exciting
things about working in the field. Dis-
play tables offered students information
sheets about the different careers being
Yasmine Austin from Auskell Medical
Center spoke first on
the medical assistance
and radiology profes-
sion. She meets with
patients and prepares
them for the doctor
by checking their vi-
tals. Ms. Austin told
the students that they
can learn ultrasounds,
CT scans and MRIs,
which are more spe-
cialized areas of ra-
diology that can earn
impressive sums of
On May 18 Mar-
garet Smith from the
Christian Counsel-
ing Center spoke to
ntral Abaco Pri- the grade six students
ious careers that about the field of

counseling. She told them that counselors
should be caring, good at listening and al-
ways confidential.
Talks continued with Charles Laing,
owner of Coastline Construction Company
who spoke about careers in construction.
He discussed roofing, shingling, dry wall-
ing, tiling, and plumbing, and explained
that the foundation must be the strongest
part of the house as it holds the entire
weight of it.
Nurse Trenika Williams from the Marsh
Harbour Clinic spoke about the field of
nursing. She stated that nurses travel and
work on different islands. Additionally,
they are able to earn overtime pay and al-
lowances for various work assignments

On May 21 the final two talks were
conducted by Shanishka Bain and Kareem
Knowles. Ms. Bain spoke to them about
holistic medicine, a medical concept that
deals with a person's entire physical, so-
cial and psychological wellbeing and how
to naturally maintain it. Ms. Bain told them
that she helps people to cleanse their body
and adjust their eating habits so that they
can live healthier lives.
Mr. Knowles spoke to the students about
careers in computer information technol-
ogy. He encouraged those students who
are good at art and drawing to consider a

Please see School Page 11

Rochelle Russell, a teacher at Central Abaco Primary School, was the District Teacher
of the Year last year and was runner up at the national level. She was honoured by her
school in a special ceremony. She is shown here entering the school on a red carpet ac-
companied by her husband, Robert Russell.

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The Abaconian Section B Page 11

'_i More School News

School From Page 10
career in computer graphics. Others could
learn to fix computers, create programs or
even aspire to build computers or software
like Bill Gates.
The students stated that they learned a
great deal about the careers that are in de-
District Teacher of
the Year is honoured
By Samantha V. Evans
A ceremony took place on May 28 at
Central Abaco Primary School to honor
Rochelle Russell, the district Teacher of
the Year last year and first runner up in the
national Teacher of the Year competition
held in Nassau.
Teachers, students and parents took part
in the event by showering Ms. Russell with
gifts, money and a day of activities fit for
a queen.

When the program started, the talents of
past and present students were displayed
which made their parents and teachers
proud as the students danced, sang, re-
cited poetry and rapped in honor of their
The keynote address was delivered by
Pastor Silbert Mills who said that the work
place is not equipped for extraordinary work-
ers but is accepting of lazy workers. The per-
ception is that people are paid to work eight
hours but work only four of them.
He described Mrs. Russell as an out-
standing individual whose work has helped
students of Central Abaco Primary School
to read better, solve problems, get along
better and have more confidence in them-
selves. Because of her efforts, the students
are better prepared to lead the country.
Mrs. Russell was showered with many
gifts including a check for $400. After-
wards she passed the Teacher of the Year
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Teacher of the Year who promised to be a
woman worthy of honor in all areas of her
life. Mrs. Russell expressed her heartfelt
gratitude for the expression of love shown
to her and her family. She believes that
teaching is not for personal gain but for the
passing on of knowledge to students. She
encouraged her students to continue soar-
ing to new heights.
A motorcade and luncheon followed to
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St. Francis Awards
Reading Warriors
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For the second year, the grade six stu-
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read any books they wanted to as long as
they were chapter books. They had to write
a book report to say what they thought
about the book, rate the book on a scale
from one to five and state what they would
change about the storyline of this book.
The winner of the Reading Warriors
competition was Yelana Persaud, who
read 63 books. In second place was Joshua
Archer, who read 34 books; and in third
place was Falkeisha Thompson, who read
34 books. These students received a medal
and a trophy.
The following students received medals
only: Radisha Dsetinee, 28 books; Jessica
Knowles, 21 books; Jonnajah Bootle, 17
books; Shawntalay McDonald, 14 books;
Marvin Cash, 12 books; Monica Albury,
11 books; and Samia Miller, Abbey-Gay

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School From Page 11
Raymore, Kristian Mather and Uriel Gib-
son, 10 books each.
Luncheon honours
Students of Month
By Samantha V. Evans
Sixty students from Central Abaco Pri-
mary School were recognized and honored
as students of the month from January to
April 2010. A luncheon was held in their
honor on May 18. The students received
gifts from their parents and certificates
from the school. Bishop Clifford Henfield
delivered a motivational talk to the students
about the importance of their education and
fulfilling their God-given purpose. As they
excel in academics, he stated, they must

remember to honor their parents and teach-
ers. He stated that they should be truly
proud of all the work they have done to
earn such recognition. The lunch was do-
nated by Frankie from New Life Produc-
Spelling champion
competes in Washington
The 9-year-old Spelling Bee champion
of The Bahamas, Yelena Persaud, came
49th of 273 contestants in the Scripps Na-
tional Spelling Bee, held in Washington,
DC, the first week of June. She was com-
peting against mostly 13-year-olds.
Yelena, a sixth-grade student of St.
Francis de Sales Catholic School, was ac-
companied to Washington by her family to
compete against hundreds of students from

Central Abaco Primary School honoured its Students of the Month with a special lun-
cheon. They are shown displaying their certificates.

all over the world.
She was eliminated from the competi-
tion when she misspelled "uitlander," the
Afrikaan word for "foreigner" that was
given to expatriate migrant workers in the
Transvaal (South African) Republic in the
19th century.
The competition was won by Ohio's
Anamika Verramani who was awarded a
cash prize of $30,000, as well as a savings
bond and donation of reference books from
Britannia Encyclopedia, together totaling
over $5,000.
Yelena's mother, Haneefa Persaud, who
is also her coach, expressed pride in her
daughter who had come so far, and said
she would continue to help her daughter
with the spelling that she enjoys so much.
She will work with Yelena in an attempt to
improve her preparedness for similar fu-
ture events.
Her father, David teaches at S.C. Boo-
tle High School and her mother, Haneefa,
teaches at the Treasure Cay Primary

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close, tight racing this year and in the first
race The Dove managed to beat The Pinna
(Long Island) to the finish line for first
place by just a whisker, taking the Gov-
ernor Generals cup to Abaco for 2010, a
great way to start the Regatta.
Race 2, which is the first of the three
points races, saw The Dove start well but
an equipment failure during the second
lap caused a loss of speed and we finished
third behind The Pinna and Queen Drucilla
(Ragged Island).
The following race saw The Dove take
second behind Lady Sonia (Exuma) with
The Cobra (Acklins) in third.
The final race was held under very
windy conditions but the crew on The Dove
worked well again with smooth tacks and
marker roundings for another first place
finish as well as the overall Class win.
That makes us the National Champions
in B Class for 2010 and the boat to beat
at the Long Island Regatta on June 3rd -
5th over the Labour Day holiday weekend.
The Dove crew will be there and we hope
to see you there cheering us on.
For more information about our sailing
programme and how you can get involved,
please contact Stafford Patterson, Secre-
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Section B Page 13

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- 0.565 Acre 24,621 s.t
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- Excellent Rental
Fully Furnished &
oCSH1145 5259.000.

Hope Town -
Elbow Cay
0.049 Acre 2,140 s.f.
3 Bedroom, 1 Bath
1,700 s.f. Residence
Views of Lighthouse
from upstairs loft
Private Yard
Central Town location
n n 146- S630,.110.

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Protected Boat Basin Frontage Superb Building Sites Good elevation -
Fabulous Views Perfect for development or Elegant Private Estate.
#GGV1008 $9,995,000. "Flip Flop

Great Guana Cay
5,000 sL 0.114 Acre
960 s. Cottage -
2 Bedroom, 2.5 Baths
-Guana Seaside Village
NearAtlantic Beach
Ocean Views
Rental History
"Sadcact"- #GGHI011 $340.000.
-/.- iesdIc Hiltop Hoeu
Green Turtle Cay
50% Snared aonership
2 Bedroom, Bath
1,355 sf of Residence
Covered Screened Pacches
Land- 0.54 Acre
25306 er of7iae montage
-TwoDocks 36' 1 70M
56,00 gallon cisemrn
-GeneratorHouse& tool shed
"CasCic o "Marina o-dl
(TH 1 37 S625,000.

Green Turtle Cay
Land 17,191 s- 0394 Acre -
4Bedroom, 3 Bath
1,518 s.f. of Residence
-Covered Screened Porch
Hand Scraped wood floors
Travertine Tiles
Fabulous Coco Bay Views
15,000 gallon cistem
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Natural sub-tropical vegetation Great elevation for spectacular views
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Great Guana Cay
a 2.2 Acres-
S95,832 sf.
-s100' Atlantic Beach
100'3 Sea ofAbaco
frontage to build dock
zy- Fabulous Ocean Views
-Additional Land Available
"CrawlBight" #GGV1143 5895.000.

S"Crawl Bight" Sea to Sea building site -Two offerings 1. 95,832
-E-22 Acre, 100' Atlantic, 100' Sea of Abaco. 2.321,690 s.t 7385
Acre300' of Atlantic beach frontage, 300' of Sea of Abaco frontage-Newly
built dock great family estate #GGV1143 S895,000. 2250,000.

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containing a total of 69,197 s. 1.588 Acres 241' of Sea of Abaco
Frontage great elevations to 42' above sea level -#GGVI112- 850,000

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- 2 Bedrooms 2 Baths.
- 2,664 s.. Residence.
-2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath.
- 838 sf. Guest House
- Land Sea-to-Sea
43,800 s 1.1 Acres
-98' Ocean Beach Front
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-12,091 s.f- 0277 Acres -./
-4,544 s. under roof- ,
2,500 s.funder air -
2,044 s. Screened Porch
- 4 Bedroom, 3.5 Baths
- Sea of AbacoViews
-near New Plymouth
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Green Turtle Cay
-Land 17.191 s.f 0394 Acre
- 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath
- 1,800 saf of Residence
- 560 se Screened Porch
-Tile Floors throughout
-Open Floorplan
- Panoramic Waer Views
- 35,000 gallon cistenm
- InpactDoors& Windows 2

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-2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths.
1,455 sf. Luxury Villa
-0.173 Acre
Covered Screen Porch
Golf Cart Garage
-Deeded Dock Boat Lift
Auxiliary Generator
Complete Renovation 07'
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3 Bedroom, 3 Baths
1,282 s.f.underair
887s.fgournd floor -
-1,597 s.f. deds
15,71 sf. 0.360 Acre
200' on Coco Bay Beach
8,000 gallon cistern
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0.557 Acres Containing 24292 s.f- Shared dock access
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beach-front parcel 36,839 s.f 0.8457 Acre 65' of Beach-front
Good elevations for superb ocean views. Lush Native Vegetation.
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Page 14 Section B

The Abaconian

June 15,2010

Police Crime Report

Threats of death On May 27 a Trea-
sure Cay resident reported that her husband
called her on the phone and threatened to
kill her.
Causing harm On May 27 a resident
of Marsh Harbour reported that she was at-
tacked and beaten by her live-in boyfriend.
Traffic offence On May 29 a resident
of Dundas Town overturned his pick-up
truck between Wood Cay and Cedar Har-
bour when a heavy rain storm kept him
from seeing a curve in the road.
Traffic offence On May 30 a resident
of Cedar Harbour lost control of his ve-
hicle and crashed into a power pole damag-
ing the pole and the side of his car.
Stealing by Reason of Employment
- On May 31 the manager of a marina
in Marsh Harbour re-
ported that employees
working for her told her
that $138 for a rented
room was missing. The
accountant verified that
the money was missing
as well other moneys.
Found Firearm and -
Ammunition On May
31 a plastic bag was
discovered in the toi-
let tank in the men's
restroom at the Marsh
Harbour International
Airport. The bag con-
tained a .38 revolver
hand gun. Lamont Curry ai
Threats of Death Turtle Cay, were
- On May 31 Dundas ing a 23-foot 0
Town mother reported Century boat. T1
that her son was hallu- Lavarity was ren
cinating and stating that leased on $1000

he was going to kill someone soon. The
woman was afraid to sleep. The police ar-
rested the person.
Assault On May 27 A Marsh Harbour
woman accepted a ride home from a young
man. When she arrived at her house, her
boyfriend began punching and beating her
because he did not like the young man she
drove home with. The boyfriend was ar-
Assault On May 29 a Spring City
woman was assaulted by her estranged
husband when she left a night club in
Marsh Harbour. He followed her to a ve-
hicle where he threw an alcoholic drink in
her face. The woman has a Court Order
binding her ex-husband over to the peace.
The police arrested her ex-husband.

House Fire On June 1 a four-plex
apartment in Central Pines Estates, Dundas
Town was on fire. Two apartments were
engulfed in flames. No occupants were
inside the building. The Marsh Harbour
Volunteer Fire Department responded and
extinguished the fire. The owner of the
building was off the island at the time.
Traffic Offence Report On June 4 a
two-car collision occurred on Don MacK-
ay Boulevard in Marsh Harbour. Each car

had only the driver and neither received
external injuries.
General Information On June 5 a
motorist reported that a male was lying on
the side of the road near Mt. Hope. The
police took the unconscious victim to the
Fox Town Government Clinic where he
subsequently died. The examination of the
body would indicate that he was not hit by
a vehicle.

A statement from the police
The island of Abaco continues to remain lence Workshop in efforts to teach our peo-

at peace as there was no crime reported
within a 24 hour period. When compared
to our neighboring islands, we can say that
we are truly blessed.
The officers in the Abaco District show
much diligence as they vigorously patrol
the streets night and day with an eagle eye
that scopes near and far, with a vision to
detect, protect and serve the people of the
In addition, community workshops have
been launched such as the Domestic Vio-

pie how to live and to assure them that the
Police are their friends and not enemies.
As we know, crime and the fear of crime
are acts that will never desist in our Baha-
ma Land; thus, we as law enforcement of-
ficers must continue to courageously work
together as a unified body with one com-
mon goal in efforts to combat such acts.
In conclusion, let's remember the true
meaning of TEAM, which is Together Ev-
eryone Achieves More.

Police Starts Crime

Watch in Fox Town

nd Micheal Lavarity, Jr., both from Gre
arrested on May 23 in connection with ste,
'x Boat and attempting to steal a 32-fc
hey were charged in court on May 26. 1
handed to Fox Hill and Mr. Curry was

By Samantha V. Evans
Community policing is a strategy that
seeks to address various social ills and
- crimes in a community. As a result of such
S incidences, numerous countries have ad-
tr. opted crime watch programs as a fighting
mechanism which causes the community to
feel like they are a part of the solution. As
a result of such partnerships, they are bet-
ter able to fight this war against crime.
According to Sgt. Rachel Metelus, of-
ficer in charge of community policing on
Abaco, the Abaco community is no differ-
ent. As a proactive approach to sustaining
peace and tranquility and decreasing the
overall level of crime residents have here,
several crime watches have been estab-
lished. They are in Cooper's Town, Green
Turtle Cay, Central Pines, Murphy Town

and Spring City.
The most recent one was formed in Fox
Town on May 18. As a part of this group,
officers are selected to spearhead the crime
watch including a president or chairman,
vice president, secretary, treasurer, public
relations officer and block monitors. Sever-
al other communities have agreed to partner
with the police and will be starting crime
watch groups of their own soon, namely
Dundas Town, Cedar Harbour, Mt. Hope,
Crown Haven and South Abaco.
The overall objective of this initiative is
to keep any negative aspects of the commu-
nity to a minimum or alleviate them alto-
gether. So far, the crime watches which
are the eyes and ears of the community -
have been very successful in this vein.

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The Abaconian Section B Page 15

Sidewalk Chalk Art Festival raises funds

By Mirella Santillo
As a fund raiser for the upcoming In-
teract Clubs' Conference, Rotarian Jo-Ann
Bradley, one of the advisors for the two
local Interact Clubs, organized the first
sidewalk Chalk Art Festival that took place
on May 29th.
Twenty-six businesses each contributed

Zandric Jones is shown finishing his chalk
sidewalk outside the Royal Harbour Villa
project raised funds for the two Interact Clul

$100 to enter the event which was devised
as a competition between the participants.
The sidewalk area between Java of Abaco
Caf6 and Conch Pearl Gallery had been di-
vided into spaces allocated to each business
which had enrolled the help of local artists
and students to draw for their company.
Boxes of chunky colored chalks stood by
each site. Many of the
local artists, art teach-
ers and most of the
members of the Inter-
act Clubs at St Fran-
cis de Sales and For-
est Heights Academy
were there, ready to
let the objects of their
imagination be trans-
ferred on the sidewalk
It became a whole
morning affair starting
at 9 a.m., lasting un-
til afternoon at which
time the judges were
called to decide on the
winners. Mrs. Bradley
: creation on the
creation on the cruised among the par-
ge building. The ticipants, distributing
bs on Abaco.

words of encouragement and water to cool
the artists exposed to the heat of the day.
Under the porch shading the businesses,
artist Ray Adams was drawing pencil por-
traits of anybody willing to pause for him.
So impressed were the judges that it
took a long time for the three judges, artist
Kathy Dohn and Rotarians Bryan Thomp-
son and Reginald Patterson to deliber-
ate. It was decided to add a category to
recognize everyone's talent according to
age and experience. Finally, Mrs. Brad-
ley announced the results. The best over-
all award went to 3D's Signs. Pinewoods
Nursery was awarded for the most original
creation; honorable mention in that catego-
ry went to Abaco Glass. Abaco Print Shop
received the award for the most entertain-
ing creation. Two honorable mentions
went to Abaco Hardware and Snappas Bar
and Grill.
The proceeds of the fund raising will be
used to finance the expenses of the Interact
Club Conference, dinner, award plaques
and a DJ for the celebration dance.

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Page 16 Section B The Abaconian

By Jennifer Hudson
On the morning of June 7 a section of
the new taxiway at the Marsh Harbour In-
ternational Airport was opened to air traf-
fic. Following the opening of the newly
constructed runway earlier this year, re-
construction began on the old runway to
transform it for use as a taxiway. Within
the last two to three months the former
runway has been resurfaced and taxiway
lights installed approximately 150 to 200
feet apart along its length.
The Bravo section has been opened, giv-

ing clearance for aircraft into the main ter-
minal, Cherokee Aviation, Abaco Air and
Zig Zag Aviation.
Presently, the Alpha section remains
closed for necessary repairs and recon-
struction work to be completed. If weather
conditions cooperate, the Alpha section of
the new taxiway should be opened within
two weeks. This will allow aircraft the use
of the full length of the taxiway which will
loop onto the runway at each end so that
backtracking will no longer be necessary.

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For your information.

The Bahamas Electricity Corporation Abaco wishes to apologize to the valued
consumers of Abaco for the outages experienced yesterday [June 7] and earlier
this morning [June 8] to which lightning storms played a major factor.

Currently, power supply has been interrupted to the cays due to a major fault
on the system. Technicians have been deployed to the area to effect the neces-
sary repairs. Further updates will be provided to the residents of the cays as they
become available.

It is imperative to note that the Operation will be rotating outages throughout
the day due to generation mechanical problems at the Marsh Harbour Station.
Technicians are working diligently to carry out repairs to the relevant engines.
The rotation of outages is anticipated to last approximately two hours each.

The areas to be affected are: Dundas/Murphy Town, Pelican Shores, The Keys
Tract, Marsh Harbour Town, Marsh Harbour, Government Subdivision, Eastern
Shores, Central Pines Subdivision, Spring City, Crocket Drive, Treasure Cay,
Green Turtle Cay and Island Boil Location to Crown Haven.

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The Abaconian Section B Page 17

By Timothy Roberts and George Mills
Abaco now has a new and developing
Little League Baseball Association which
promises to bring a fresh start to sports in
Abaco and provide young boys a positive
and rewarding experience, engaging both
mind and body in activity toward healthy
The All Abaco Little League started its
formation late last year and, after some
initial difficulty, got organized in January
this year.
On June 3 the All Abaco Little League
Association took three teams to Grand Ba-
hama to take part in the Andre Rodgers
National Baseball Championships hosted
by the Bahamas Baseball Federation. The
three teams were ages 9-10, 11-12, and
The tournament began on June 4 with all
three teams playing opening games in their
respective age groups. The 9-10 age group
won their opening game against Bimini.
The 11-12 boys lost their opening game in
the bottom of the fourth 9-5 and the 13-15
boys were shut out in their opening game.
The records for each team at the end of the
tournament were as follows: 9-10 (1-3),
11-12 (0-4) and 13-15 (1-3).

The 11-12 age group was engaged in
an exciting competition in their final game
against the legacy baseball team from
Grand Bahama. Overall, all three teams
performed well and gained a wealth of ex-
perience during the tournament. The All
Abaco Little League Association is looking
forward to continued growth for the league
in the future with the assistance of mem-
bers of the Abaco community with coach-
ing, sponsorship and in other capacities.
The league will be suspended for summer
break on June 12 and will reopen in Octo-
ber 2010.
George Mills, President of the All
Abaco Little League, said the league is
about "building positive life skills through
sports." The children learn the "value of
working together toward a common goal,"
he said.
While it helps build character, he said,
it is also "good physical exercise which can
help them to acquire some good healthy
He said that ultimately, because there is
so little for children to do with their spare
time, the league also serves to give them a
"positive thing to get them off the streets
and out of mischief."

Police officers take advantage

of training opportunities

By Canishka Alexander
At a recent press conference held at the
Marsh Harbour Police Station on May 26,
D/C James Johnson announced that he
will be travelling to El Salvador to partici-
pate in an anti-gang and forensic course,
which he said will allow him to service the
community of Abaco better.
It is the first time he has been given
such an opportunity during the eight years
he has served on the police force, and he
is expected to return on June 11. D/C
Johnson said the course will take place
over a period of seven to eight days, and
he plans to learn as much as he can.
He said he was excited about the op-
portunity to receive training abroad and
was flattered that he was chosen.
"You know, the more training I can
get, the more equipped I can be to service
the members of the public on Abaco and
throughout the entire Bahamas," he stat-
ed. "We are taking a proactive approach
toward crime, especially gang violence.
Let's stomp it out before it starts."

Although he said gang violence is not
a major
on Aba-
co, it does
exist, and
he and his
prefer to
the issue
now. D/C James Johnson
He pointed out that domestic abuse is
a prevalent problem in the school system
as well as the community, and he would
like to see training provided in this area.
Meanwhile, Supt. Noel Curry, is
headed to Roswell, New Mexico, to at-
tend a four-week Advanced Management
Course at the International Law Enforce-
ment Academy. His course ends on June
26. Assistant Supt. Bruce Arnett readily
accepted the responsibility as officer in
charge during his absence.

The All Abaco Little League Association has been reorganized and is active. This group
of boys traveled to Freeport to compete in the Andre Rodgers National Baseball Champi-
onship. They had a very positive experience and enjoyed the competition. The organizers
feel they will do better as the players get more practice and experience. In the back is
George Mills, President of the League who supervised the trip.



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June 15, 2010

Page 18 Section B The Abaconian

I People in the News

Wynsome Ferguson
Returns From Training
By Jennifer Hudson
Wynsome Ferguson has returned to the
Abaco Ministry of Tourism office after a
very interesting and comprehensive seven-
month training period. From October 4
until April 30 she spent time in Nassau
and abroad participating in a cross training
exercise to prepare her for taking up the
lead in the Abaco Tourist office. The cross
training enabled her to observe the scope
of the overall operations of the Ministry of
Tourism, work with the business sector and
industry partners, travel and participate in
courses overseas and become familiar with
public relations and advertising.
Ms. Ferguson spent 15 days in Singapore
along with 31 other participants from 28
different countries, participating in a Des-
tination Marketing programme which was
offered by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
of Singapore. Ms. Ferguson and one other
person were the only two from the Caribbe-
an. "Although people were there from such
different countries as the Seychelles, Italy,
China, Malaysia and Botswana, and with
very diverse backgrounds, it was amazing
how much we had in common," she stated.
At the end of the course each person shared
about their own country and gave a 20-min-
ute presentation. Ms. Ferguson noticed how
the Singapore Tourist Office is able to be
so successful since it is its own separate
board and she feels, "Not enough focus is
placed on tourism in small countries like


ours where
tourism is
to govern-
ment. Since
have to be
placed with Wynsome Ferguson
each new
government which makes it hard to achieve
all we would like."
The Caribbean Hotel Association Mar-
ketplace in Puerto Rico was also on Ms.
Ferguson's itinerary. This is an annual
event which moves around the entire Ca-
ribbean and is the place where all Caribbe-
an tour operators negotiate new contracts
for the coming year and discuss the way
forward. The main challenge they found
was adequate airlift into the islands, and
they liked the Companion Fly Free initia-
tive of The Bahamas.
In Toronto Ms. Ferguson spent a day at
the Bahamas Tourist Office and then spent
the remainder of her time at Punch which
is a public relations advertising agency for
The Bahamas for the Canadian market.
Ms. Ferguson found it interesting to see
how they do business and was excited to
be a part of their major new advertising
campaign which she thinks will be a big hit
for The Bahamas. While there she visited
a local television station and radio stations.
She received instruction in public speak-
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creative strategy while also receiving an
overall view of public relations and adver-
tising as it relates to The Bahamas.
Two weeks were spent in Florida at
Tourism's Plantation office where her
training was geared towards vertical mar-
kets such as boating, fishing, diving and
aviation. She discovered that Abaco is
leading all of the other Bahamian islands
in the number of private plane owners vis-
iting, and also in boating and is number
two in fishing. She learned the importance
of coming together to utilise resources in
a better way and was able to observe how
the e-marketing department set-up can be
beneficial on Abaco.
In Nassau Ms. Ferguson spent time at
the Bahamas Out Island Promotion Board,
the Bahamas Hotel Association and four
weeks at Bahamas International Film Fes-
tival as marketing assistant preparing for
last year's film festival in December. Dur-
ing her travels she was able to get a feel

for on-line marketing which, she says "is
really the thing of the day. It offers 24/7
service and is the way people are doing
business." Internal marketing was another
area in which she gained insight. "We need
to share with our staff to get their input and
support," she stated.
Ms. Ferguson spent time in Nassau with
the entire executive team of the Ministry
of Tourism and worked in all of the Min-
istry's major departments including com-
munications, airlift, business development
and weddings and honeymoons. "It was a
wonderful experience and broadened my
horizons. I also took the time to do some
reflection," stated Ms. Ferguson.
Now that she is back on Abaco, Ms.
Ferguson is presently shadowing Jeritzen
Outten, Director of Tourism for the North-
ern Bahamas. When Ms. Outten returns
to the Tourism office on Grand Bahamas
very shortly, Ms. Ferguson will take over
as Manager of the Abaco Tourist office.

wynsome rerguson nas just returnea rom seven months of intensive training to prepare
her for managing the Abaco Tourist office. She has traveled the world, taken courses in
Singapore, visited many countries, trained with Bahamian tourism officials in several
offices. She is now working with Jeritzen Outten, Director of Tourism for the Northern
Bahamas. She is shown third from left with classmates in one of several courses she took
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Island entrepreneurship

is alive and well
By Frank Delage Cart Drive-In Movie was born. It started
Matthew Claridge and his family have out as family fun and has turned into a
been coming up with business ideas for family business. He was able to convince
years. Most of them are of the standard the Treasure Cay manager, Patrick Fetsch,
fare: golf cart rentals, fix-it repairs, con- that he had a good idea.
struction or electronics. He is always try- Treasure Cay residents really appreciate
ing to fill a need somewhere. a little variety of things to do. He sets up
Then he came across an inexpensive in the parking lot of the Coco Beach Bar
secondhand DVD/video projector. At first, on most Wednesday evenings to play new
it was just fun for family and friends. One releases as well as the occasional classic.
improvement lead to the next, and soon he On the rare rainy night Coco Beach Bar is
had a screen hanging off the roof of his opened for cover.
house to share with neighbors and friends To find out what is playing and when,
or anyone else who drove down Treasure all you do is call 475-1945 and a recorded
Cay Road. He did a couple of free movies message will tell you. Matthew's father
on the local ball court for the neighborhood Norman is ticket taker/usher, wife Bar-
children. bara runs the concessions complete with
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The Treasure Cay Wednesday Night Golf core group of regular attendees that love


The Abaconian Section B Page 19

Abaco women receive free

mammograms in Nassau

By Jennifer Hudson
Fifteen women from Abaco flew to
Nassau on May 15 to receive free mam-
mograms. The visit was funded by a pri-
vate sponsor from Nassau and included
round trip airfare, transportation to and
from the airport and lunch. The women
were also taken on a tour of the Cancer
Caring Centre.
This offer was greeted with enthusi-
asm and the list filled within two weeks
mostly through the Abaco Cancer Soci-
ety's Face book page. The women were
all very appreciative to have been given
the opportunity of a free mammogram
and were full of praise for the trip upon
their return.
The criteria women must meet in or-
der to be eligible are to be over 35 years

the idea, all agreeing that it is a fun new
"thing to do." Golf carts line up, folks
that arrive in vehicles set up camp in front
of the golf carts on their own chairs. Regu-
lar admission is $5. Children under 5 are
free if accompanied by parents. Matthew

of age, have never had a mammogram
before and have no medical insurance.
The next trip is scheduled for July 3 and
all 15 places have already been filled.
There will be at least one more trip in
August. Anyone wishing to be consid-
ered for inclusion in that trip should call
367 3744 or send an email to abacocan-
Other islands which have offered the
programme so far are Eleuthera and
Andros. Over 200 women have been
screened from Eleuthera and 30 from
South Andros. In addition to the future
trips from Abaco, more are planned
from Eleuthera, South Andros and also
San Salvador. All trips are funded by
various very generous private sponsors.

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Page 20 Section B The Abaconian

Champion Water Polo Team Relaxes in Hope Town

By Peggy Thompson
Several of the members of the University
of Southern California (USC) Water Polo
team vacationed in Hope Town and vowed
to return to teach the local youth the sport.
Hope Town's Community Pool will be the
perfect venue, and plans are being made for
a Water Polo Extravaganza, featuring an
exhibition game, then basic lessons intro-

ducing the locals to the new sport.
Located in Los Angeles, California.,
USC was founded in 1880, and the teams
compete under the name Trojans. Travel-
ing all day, the USC Men's Water Polo
Senior Team members and their friends
took time off from their grueling schedule
to relax in Hope Town. The Trojans are
the current National Collegiate Athletic

Several senior team members of the Uuniversity of Southern California water polo team
along with friends visited Hope Town recently for some rest and relaxation. They have
promised to return to teach water polo to the community.

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water polo by winning back-to-back cham-
pionships in 2008 and 2009. The USC
dominating senior class has a 100-7 overall
win record.
Several of the players will return to
Hope Town and introduce the game of wa-
ter polo to the community. The dates are
not set, but will either be later this summer
or March 2011 when the USC students are
on school break. Exhilarating and exciting
whether you are a player or a spectator, no
one should miss this fun family day. Just
check out You Tube to find clips of the
fast-paced water sport.
The Hope Town Community Pool holds
swim meets, church youth group parties,
school physical education classes, swim
club practices, survival swim lessons for
infants, swimming lessons for children,
playtime for Hope Town Sailing Camp and
exercise for members. Though the pool is
a much needed diversion for the resident
youths, this non-profit community pool has
struggled from the beginning with a small
core group of parents donating and raising
funds. Neighbours have assisted by donat-
ing bleachers and the Hope Town Associa-
tion, a volunteer organization, has built a
concession stand. The pool is part of the
many sports played at Taylor Park. There
is a soccer / softball field and basketball
court. All are open to locals and visitors

alike with equipment usually left in the
park for the next impromptu game.
The most recent event was a school
competition in honor of Perry Cook. Much
work went into the competition, and hun-
dreds of persons joined in from all islands in
the area. Children competed without swim
goggles or race suits, and most of the spec-
tators sat on towels on the ground or stood
as there was not enough seating. The Wa-
ter Polo event will bring some attention to
the Hope Town Community Pool, enticing
more residents and visitors to purchase pool
membership or donate to this worthy cause.
For more information on the Water Polo
event contact Peggy Thompson at 242-366-
0224. For more information on the Hope
Town Community pool memberships,
calendar of events or donations, contact
Carrie Cash at 242-366-0035.

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with compact flourescen bulbs. They
cost more initially but they use 66
percent less energy and last up to 10
times longer.
Lower the temperature on
your water heater. It should be set
at "warm" so the water will be no
more than 120 degrees.
Turn the air conditioning thermo-
stat up two degrees.

LEGEND Loading Monday in Palm Beach
Arriving Tuesday in Marsh Harbour

LEGACY Loading Tuesday in Nassau
Arriving Wednesday in Marsh Harbour
Leaving Thursday for Nassau

Both ships serving Green Turtle Cay
Charter freight stops en route on request

Serving Marsh Harbour Weekly with
Freight Service from Nassau and Palm Beach

Dean's Shipping office at the Marsh Harbour dock

Marsh Harbour Contact
Ph: (242) 367-2653
367-0364 367-5642 Fax
Government Dock
Marsh Harbour, Abaco
Nassau Contact
(242) 393-4371 393-3829
394-7529 Fax 394-0057
Western End Potter's Cay Dock
Nassau, New Providence
Palm Beach Contact
Ph: (561) 844-5387
M/V Legacy
c/o Palm Beach Steamship
158 B East Port Road
Riviera Beach, FL 33404

Hope Town, Elbow Cay, Abaco Bahamas
Deep Water Dockage Gas Diesel Ice Bait Dry Storage
New 10 ton marine forklift
Full service marina Fiberglass repair Bottom painting Bright work Waxing
Gift Shop Largest selection of fishing tackle T-shirts Souvenirs Marine Supplies
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Bayfront Realty Sales & Property Management
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June 15,2010

June 15, 2010

The Abaconian Section B Page 21

Abaco Chamber offers assis-

tance to small
The newly elected Board of Directors of
the Abaco Chamber of Commerce met on
May 26 and discussed proposed activities
for celebrating Chamber Week on June 18-
24. This schedule coincides with similar
events scheduled by the Bahamas Chamber
of Commerce in Nassau.
The theme of this year's events is Do-
ing Business in These Tough Economic
Times and the emphasis of the activities

are geared to help the business community
cope with these challenging times.
On June 18 the Chamber invites the
public to join them at Mangoes Restau-
rant for a Chamber After Hours Mix N'
Mingle, a casual time to chat and connect
with others.
On June 22 the Chamber is offering an
all-day seminar to learn about the Employ-
ment Act. This will be particularly helpful

Sandbank Landing

development continues work

The newly elected Board of Directors of the Abaco Chamber of Commerce actually has
many members that have served previously. Shown are, foreground, Chris Roberts,
Treasurer; seated middle, Leazona Richard, Executive Director; Anita Knowles; La-
van McKenzie; Simmone Bowe, First Vice President; standing David Ralph, Secretary;
Keith Bishop; Michael Albury, President; George Riviere, Second Vice President; Stan-
ley White; and Dennis Lightbourn. Directors not pictured are Anne Albury, Daphne
DeGregory, Rosnell Simmons, Perry Thomas and Peggy Thompson.

Work continues on Sandbank Landing Development just north of Treasure Cay. The
marina is being dredged as this aerial shows. The marina will have 88 slips. The de-
velopment will include a 20-room hotel, 57 condos, town houses and about 45 house
lots along with many amenities.

for employers. Mr. Leslie Dean, Execu-
tive Secretary of Industrial Tribunal, will
be the facilitator. The cost for this will be
$100 for Chamaber members and $150 for
The final event will be a Small Busi-
ness Workshop that will provide helpful
information and tips for managing a suc-
cess business.
The Board formed a committee to ex-
amine Abaco's future and make sugges-
tions to government. This committee
might explore these topics.
* Island-wide garbage collection, disposal
and recycling

* Traffic congestion
* Immigrant communities of Mud, Pigeon
Peas and Sand Banks
* Public parks and beaches
* Quarry fill sources
* Capital projects, hospital, airport termi-
nal and other infrastructure improvements.
Other concerns related to how sugges-
tions can be fed effectively the appropriate
government agencies. The directors are
aware of other non-governmental organi-
zations and individuals with similar con-
cerns and will work to form a consensus
to be more effective.

Houses and Land For Rent and For Sale

Minimum for 3 lines in one issue $10
Picture and 4 lines $25
Additional lines at $2 per line
Display classified $18 per column inch
We can take the photo within the Marsh Har-
bour area or use your photo.
Call 242-367-2677 Fax 242-3673677

Retail/Office space available for lease at Roy-
al Harbour Village. Spacious first floor unit
and charming second floor space. Available
now. Call 367-3262
Marsh Harbour 2400 sq. foot warehouse and
2 bed/2 bath apt. Call 367-2115

Bahama Palm Shores 2 bed/ 2 bath fully fur-
nished. $1200/ mo. Call 367-3472
Bahama Palm Shores, 2 1 bed/1 bath fully
furnished, water included. Call 475-3034

Blackwood, 2 bed/1 bath, fully furnished, A/C
in both rooms. 1 bed/1 bath, dinet and kitchen,
fully furnished and A/C in both rooms. Call
365-0600 or 475-3394
Central Pines Sub, charming and delightful.
2 bed/2 bath apartment w/ central A/C. Avail-
able semi-furnished and/or fully furnished. Se-
rious enquirires only. Contact 367-4006/551-
Guana Cay 2 bedroom apt. Harbour view, ful-
ly furnished and equipped. Available weekly
or long term. Call 904-982-2762

Great Cistern, 2 bed/i bath apartment, turn-
key, $1,000 monthly. Call Robbie 225-1967
Hope Town Specialist. A collection of upscale
homes with pools, private docks, etc., ideal
for special occasions, reunions, honeymoons.
Hope Town Hideaways 242-366-0224 or hope-
Marsh Harbour Sky Developers 2 bed/1 bath,
furnished, with A/C, washer and drier, water
included, $1100/mo. Call Mrs. Green at 367-
Marsh Harbour Gov sub apt, 2 bed/ 2 bath,
central A/C, newly renovated, fully furnished.
Serious inquiries call 9-5 367-2951 or 577-
5086 after 5 p.m.
Marsh Harbour Executive Rentals now avail-
able at the Crossing Waterfront Condomini-
ums, Crossing Beach, 2 and 3 bed apartments
available! Call 367-5454, 577-0047 or 577-
Marsh Harbour 2 bed/2 bath furnished, close
to town. $1000/mo. Call 367-3472
Marsh Harbour, Eastern Shores. Sea to sea,
3 bed/3 bath, central A/C, dock with boat lift.
All amenities for long/short term rental. Call
367-0124 or 475-1279
Sweetings Village 1 bedroom apartment. Ful-
ly furnished, washer, dryer and central A/C.
$750 per month. Phone contact: 577-6571
Treasure Cay Charming 2 bed/ 1 bath beach
cottage for rent. Fully furnished. A/C, washer/
dryer. Reasonably priced. Call 365-4105
Treasure Cay 2 bed/i bath furnished house.
Located in Madeira Park. $1,000 per month.
Call 367-3472

Bahama Coral Island Lot (108x100) for sale
$20,0000 net. Owner financing available.
Must sell! Call 577-0650 or 458-5355
Central Pines, for sale by owner: concrete
triplex on oversized lot. Fully furnished, two
2 bed/2 bath, one 1 bed/i bath, central A/C,
washer/dryer, hurricane shutters, tool shed on
premises. Asking price $243,000. Call 554-

Cherokee Sound, 2 cottages for sale, 2 bed/i
bath. Extra lot also available. 1 mile from the
Abaco Club on Winding Bay. for more info
call 242-366-2013
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
Galleon Bay Estates, Treasure Cay, water-
front lot with bulkhead. $225,000 Cal 843-
Hope Town, large Lot 18,799 sw. ft. w/ 60
ft. elevation, deeded beach access 850 ft. from
Lot with Atlantic Ocean views from high.
Priced well below appraised value. $180,000
and negotiable. Serious enquiries only. Call
367-2266 or 365-9321.
Hope Town. Just South of Hope Town settle-
ment 9826 sq. ft. of property ideal as homesite.
Also suited for commercial/industrial develop-
ment. Priced well below appraised value of
$78,500. Adjacent property may be available.
Net to owner. Must sell. Call 561-745-0639 or

Little Abaco, 6.25 acres with 100 feet of wa-
terfront for $55,000. Call 366-0797 or 242-

Marsh Harbour, Cove Estates, 3 bed/ 2 bath
with a Ibed/lbath apartment. Located in Cove
Estates in quiet neighbourhood. Serious inqui-
ries only. Call 577-0581
Treasure Cay Pineapple Point Resort. Ex-
clusive Luxury Waterfront 2 & 3 bedroom
condos & 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath 2600 sq. ft.
townhouse all with deep water docks & garag-
es! Perfect location at the entrance to Treasure
Cay Marina. Prices starting in the low $500's
www.pineapplepointresort.com 242-458-3521
or 1800-545-0395 Come see us at the end of
Marina View Dr. Model open M-F 9-4.30 pm
or by appointment.
Treasure Cay, private, beach access, 2 bd
loft, 1 bath, in-law apt (separate meter) 2 car
garage, financing available. Make offer. For
more info email: TC4sale2010@yahoo.com
Turtle Rocks, Vacant property 185 x 100 lot
in Leisure Lee for sale. Call 367-8383 after 6
or 458-4320
WPB Condo Furnished 2 bed/ 1 bath; A/C,
internet ready. Ideal for student/s. Security
on grounds. Bus stop at entry. 15 min from
PB Community College. Short walk to ma-
jor shopping & restaurants. Price reduced
$75,000. Call 242-365-4636 days, 242-365-
4218 evenings

Page 22 Section B The Abaconian

Lwpob ... Alternative school is needed for Abaco

By Samantha V. Evans
Students attend school with the primary
purpose of obtaining an education so that
they can become productive citizens but
sometimes they find themselves in situa-
tions that make it impossible for them to
obtain that education in that school en-
vironment due to various factors such as
teenage pregnancy, juvenile delinquency
issues and disruptive behavior. To counter-
act such occurrences which seem to be be-
come regular occurrences on Abaco, some
teachers and parents are calling for an al-
ternative school on the island. The purpose
of an alternative program is to accommo-
date students who are unable to function in
a regular classroom because of illness or
some behavioral factor.
On Abaco some schools are challenged
as they have students who get into prob-
lems for fighting, disrupting the compound
or are sent to some special school such as

Simpson Penn School for boys or Willia-
mae Pratt School for Girls, Program Sure
or the Alternative School in Andros due to
some criminal or juvenile activity. How-
ever when they return to the island, in the
majority of cases, they are placed right
back at the same school where they are
labeled or ridiculed. Several parents from
the area are concerned about the alarming
number of students who once found them-
selves on the wrong path that opt to drop
out of school rather than face ridicule and
be targeted once they return to school.
As you drive around Abaco on any given
school day, you can see the scores of stu-
dents who are out of school, and many of
them are not out of school by choice. How-
ever, with so much time on their hands and
a limited degree of education, it is clear
that if they are not channeled in another
direction that deviant behavior can result.
Already in some communities, young men

BEC explains problems to Council

By Timothy Roberts
The Bahamas Electricity Corporation
(BEC) on Abaco has been "experienc-
ing major mechanical failures" over the
past weeks with as many as three of the
four generators being affected, according
to a spokesperson from the corporation
who addressed the Central Abaco District
Council on June 8.
During the first week of June BEC ex-
perienced at its peak a demand of 18.5
Megawatts. However, as of June 8, the
plant was only able to produce 16 Mega-
watts. The spokesman was hopeful that

BEC would be able to increase the ca-
pacity by 3 Megawatts by June 10 and
by June 12 be able to provide 21 Mega-
watts of service to the island. Abaco has
never peaked above 23 Megawatts, the
spokesperson said.
Further damage was done to BEC's
service when a barge allegedly damaged
a submarine cable that connects Hope
Town to the mainland. Extra technicians
have been sent in to assist with these
problems, and BEC is hopeful that nor-
mal services will resume in short order.

can be seen hanging on the blocks and
walking the streets looking for something
to do. As a teacher stated, some of them
have already started house breaking, steal-
ing and using illegal substances.
One parent stated that her son told her
that when he is done with exams, he will
not be returning to school as he is tired of
being mistreated. In this case, this student
was involved in an incident at school but
was later cleared. However, he stated that
he is still viewed as a troublemaker and tar-
geted. An alternative school is needed that
would cater to the needs of such students
who got into problems at some point but
are trying to do the right thing. They need
a safe haven, a place of refugee they can
attend daily where they will not be treated
as failures and told that they will not make
it in life. It is hard to believe that some
students still hear these words spoken by
educators in schools on Abaco.
A local teacher who has been trained in
the area of probation is concerned as well
but her concerns are related to the number
of young girls who get pregnant and are
unable to return to school. In Nassau there
is a program called Pace and the Haven in
Freeport that assist pregnant students with
their education. Additionally, the students
are placed at another school to get a fresh

start and to avoid their being labeled and
ridiculed. There is not an option as pro-
grams like these not available here. As this
teacher put it, they remain out of school and
have more and more babies. To add, she
has taught some of these children who are
now young mothers with no BJC's and no
job. She is hoping, too, that the Ministry of
Education would open such a school to help
facilitate such changes in the lives of Abaco
To date, Pastor Steven Knowles has
been working with male students who have
been experiencing difficulty with behav-
ior within the school system. He has been
providing spiritual guidance and counsel-
ing for the males. He has also been peti-
tioning the courts and education officials
on behalf of the students. He has met with
concerned parents to help them find alter-
natives to helping their children who were
facing challenges in the school system. It
is hoped that sooner rather than later, the
Ministry of Education will utilize some of
its abandoned and/or dilapidated buildings
on the island by renovating them, then
placing such a school in one of them. The
future of The Bahamas lies in hands of the
youth and what is presently going on is a
not painting a pretty picture of what our
future will look like.


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Rentals: Backhoe Dump Trucks
* D3, D5 & D8 Tractors Payloaders
* Excavators
* Land clearing
* Fill, rock, sand, soil
* Trenching Foundations
Tel: 242-367-2655 Fax: 242-367-2464
Cell: 242-577-5322 242-359-6839

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Window Glass and Mirrors
Cut and Installed
Screens Made and Repaired
Commercial Store Fronts
Installed and Replaced
Yale Windows
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Unique t-shirts 4- gifts
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Eviction Notice

Pigeon Peas Residents

I am hereby giving you notice that in six
months' time from the 6th of May, I would like
everyone off my property. I hold the deeds of
possession for the property which you live on.
You have until the 6th of November, 2010.

Ricky Albury


In the Estate of WINTON H. BURNS,

NOTICE is hereby given that all persons having any claim
or demand against the above Estate are required to send
the same duly certified in writing to the undersigned on or
before the 15th day of July, A.D., 2010 after which date
the Executrix of the Estate will proceed to distribute the
assets having regard only to those claims of which she
shall then have had notice.

AND TAKE NOTICE that all persons indebted to the Es-
tate are required to make full settlement on or before the
date hereinbefore mentioned.

L. C. HULL & CO.
Marsh Harbour, Abaco

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

June 15,2010

June 15, 2010

The Abaconian Section B Page 23

By Robert Wilson
Here is a happy story. Remember Zoe
and Bella, the two Weimaraner -German
short-haired dogs that roamed Marsh Har-
bour for over a year?
This is the pair everyone feared would
be tragically injured or even killed by a
passing car as they wandered aimlessly
from one end of town to the other. The
good news is that "The Girls" have been
adopted by an Atlanta couple and are ad-
justing well.
A New York businessman visiting Aba-
co Beach Resort noticed the pair of three-
year olds each morning as they sauntered

through Boat Harbour Marina. Zoe and
Bella piqued his interest from the very be-
ginning, but it was not until he took Zoe to
the local veterinarian to treat an eye prob-
lem that he knew the whole story.
It seems the owners were having prob-
lems keeping the dogs contained. Both
worked; and no matter their efforts, Zoe
and Bella would always jump a fence and
be on their merry way. They would most
often return home for dinner. But as oth-
ers began feeding and caring for them,
the pair would find alternative housing ar-
The pair was flown to West Palm Beach

Where are the now?

in the company of the caring businessman,
who for weeks had investigated several
rescue organizations. After an exhaustive
week of securing health permits and vis-
iting rescue organization, a decision was
made to place the dogs in the care of a
Weimaraner group in Roswell, Georgia.
Ben and Stephanie Langford had a
14-year-old Weimaraner. The aging dog
has some health issues, and the Langford
family was in search of another family pet.
Searching on the internet, they discovered
the Roswell rescue group. When they
clicked on the pictures of adoptable dogs,
Zoe and Bella popped up. According to
Ben, "It was love at first sight," and they
made arrangements to adopt the pair.
Pet adoption is not for everyone. It
takes a lot of patience, especially when the
dogs have had free reign for most of their
lives. But the Langfords have found Zoe

Boat Theft From Page 1

A family in the Atlanta, Georgia, area adopted two dogs that had previously roamed
Marsh Harbour. The family was wanting a dog to replace a well loved family pet that was
very old. The dogs are very happy in their new home.

"one scintilla" of evidence that his client
committed the crime and that he should not
be denied bail simply because of a pending
case before him. He alleged that his cli-
ent was in the company of a police officer
in Green Turtle Cay at the time of the of-
fense, adding that he ought to be consid-
ered innocent until proven guilty.
Mario Gray, lawyer for the defense of
Mr. Curry, echoed the statements of Mr.
Brown and added that his client should not
be denied bail because of the perceived
prevalence of boat thefts. He added that his
client has no prior arrests or record and is
not a threat to society or himself.
Cpl. Collie said they, indeed, have

evidence enough to arrest them including
eyewitness accounts, and he was still of
the opinion that they should be detained,
saying that not having a prior conviction
should not be grounds to grant bail.
Administrator Cooper said he sees no
justification for denying Mr. Curry's bail
because he has no prior record or arrest.
He was granted bail for $1000 with the
condition that he report to the Green Turtle
Cay Police Station every Thursday before
5 p.m. until his court date. Mr. Lavarity
was denied bail and will be remanded to
Fox Hill until the two attend the magis-
trate's court in Cooper's Town on October
1, 2010.

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Minimum for 3 lines in one issue $10
Picture and 4 lines $25
Additional lines at $2 per line
Display classified $18 per column inch
We can take the photo within the
Marsh Harbour area or use your
Call 242-367-2677 Fax 242-367-3677

Assistant. Great opportunity. Must have: data
entry, accounting, scheduling, sales and mar-
keting experience. Knowledge of website cre-
ation, graphics, Quickbooks, familiar with a
Mac Plus. Email resume to
Seeks Employment. Margaret Dawkins of
Dundas Town. Contact 367-0690
Two General Workers needed. Contact Dar-
ren Lightbourn 242-466-5055 or 242-442-4062

Lonely heart. As I sit on my porch and admire
the beauty before me and enjoy a cocktail, I'm
lonely. Are you? Are you a divorced, widowed
or lonely woman with financial problems?
Lunch and talk if you are aged 20-40 and have
no children. Call 367-0001.

Free puppies to good home. 2 Yorkie puppies
need re-homing, AKG reg. Contact me via
email for more details on:

Mortar Mixer, Whitman WM90P, 9cuft, 9HP
Honda, $2,000. 242-367-5032

Computer and flat-screen monitor, speakers,
desk and chair, $700 negotiable. 32" TV and
DVD player $390. Microwave $150. CD play-
er $50. 8' fishing rod (R2F) $70. 10' fishing
rod (DIAWA) $170. 8' Shakespeare fishing
rod $120. Owner leaving island. Call Navin
242-425-0536 or 367-2266

1997 Honda CRV, excellent condition.
4-wheel drive, CD player, A/C, 45,438 miles.
$8,500, negotiable. Owner leaving island. Call
Navin 367-2266 or 242-425-0536

2006 Nissan Ultima, black, 2.5L $16,000
OBO Call 367-0670
06 Chevy van $8,000.
04 Honda Civic, excellent condition, $12,500.
Call 367-3993(H) or 367-2817(W)


12' RIB Novurania w/ 40 HP Honda. $6,000.
JetSkis, 3Yamaha 4 stroke FX HO Cruisers
2004, 2005, 2007 models for $5K, $7K, $9K.
low hours, well maintained. 242-367-5032
15' Freeport Skiff /75 E-Tec/ 2 years old
$12,500. 23' Mako with walk-around cabin,
need engine. $5,000. Contact 458-3716/458-
18' Winner hull with 2-stroke Mercury out-
board. As is. $2,000 O.B.O. 366-0014

18.5' Albury Bros. Heavy duty Bimini top, 40
gal main gas tank, 30 gal forward tank, 115 HP
Mere w/ handle. 365-6205

20' Albury Bros with new 150HP Mercury
Opti-Max. Built-in gas and fresh water tanks,
trim tabs, new Awl-grip paint. Excellent con-
dition. $42,000 Contact William at (H)365-
6293 or (C) 357-6654
23' Sea Craft CC. 225 HP Evinrude, rocket
launcher, GPS/fishfinder, outriggers, fiber-
glass T-top w/ radio box, VHF. Dual alum
trailer, 1 owner, excellent condition. DUTY
PAID. Make offer. dmh@gojade.org or 954-

24' Glasstream (2007) new engine Yamaha
200 HP 2 stroke. Boat is in excellent condi-
tion. Asking $20,000 OBO Call 366-0722 or
'77 nV77

22' Continental trailer. Asking $1,000. Con-
tact 577-6656.

and Bella to be a wonderful addition to
their family, and their two boys and their
daughter are enjoying The Girls as their
new playmates.
I wanted to add our thanks to our
friends at the Abaco Humane Society and
Friends of Abaco Animals who regularly
seek loving homes for displaced animals.
We encourage your full support of the Pot-
cake Rescue organization in Atlanta which
routinely works with these organizations
to find adoptive homes for displaced pets.
For more information or to make a do-
Abaco Humane Society www.abacohu-
Friends of Abaco Animals www.friend-
Royal Potcake Rescue www.potcake.


tric etc. $25,000. Contact 901-682-3651 or

26' Custom Fiberglass Commerical Fishing
Boat by Florida Marine, twin 200 HP Yamahas
220 gal gas, 25 gal water, 85 gal circulating
well, hydraulic steering, VHF, depth finder
& GPS, stereo, T-top, rocket launcher, raised
bow platform, all cushions, extensive dry stor-
age, rod holders. DUTY PAID. A deal at 20K.
Call 242-366-0122 or 242-577-0722

45' Hatteras, 1973, DUTY PAID $50,000 as
is. Needs generator and forward clutch on one
engine. In Treasure Cay. Contact
hatteras4sale@all.net or call 561-228-1424 or

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Fx J f Af itMrHb 2426745

NORTH END, ELBOW CAY: 19,974 sq. ft. oceanfront lot with 120
ft. of beach and foundation for a 2,600 sq. ft., 4 bedroom home.
$695,000. Ref. AS11144
REDUCED GUMELEMI RIDGE, ELBOW CAY: 10,494 sq. ft. lot with
great elevations. $120,000. Ref. PS10603
...........TREASURE CAY: 22,574 sq. ft. lot with 10 ft. elevations, 100 ft. of
waterfrontage, and easy access to all amenities. $120,000. Ref.
HOPE TOWN, ELBOW CAY: Beachfront lot near entrance of har-
bou r with fantastic views of lighthouse. $265,000. Ref. AS11433
MARNIE'S LANDING, ELBOW CAY: Half acre building sites in a pri-
vate waterfront community with electricity, dock slip, and beach
access. $595,000. Ref. PS10659
MARSH HARBOUR: 9,750 sq. ft. sea view lot in gated Sunrise
Bay. All amenities nearby. $249,900. Ref. AS11026
REDUCED TILLOO CAY: Enchanting and secluded waterfront lot
in a great location, with elevations. $125,000. Ref. AS11309
GUANA CAY: 6,811 sq. ft. sea and oceanview lot within the Ship-
wreck Subdivision. Nearby the new community dock and
beaches. $125,000. Ref. AS10891
TREASURE CAY: In a gated community and walking distance from
one of the world's most beautiful beaches. Purchase 1 lot, or 3
lots combined to total 33,900 sq. ft. $50,000 for 1 or $120,000
for 3 parcels. Ref. AS11400
rDOLPHIN BEACH ESTATES: Beachfront community on Guana Cay.
Hilltop and beachfront available. Waterfront lots start at
$259,900. Ref. AS10931
.. NEW LUBBERS QUARTERS: 2.6 acres on the south west tip of
the island located between Hope Town and Marsh Harbour.
$295,000. Ref. AS11438
THE BLUFF AT WINDING BAY: A unique parcel of land on a cliff
with dramatic views comprising 17,000 sq. ft. and near the club
house. $500,000. Ref. AS11263

34 acres in the heart of Abaco's
idyllic fishing and boating waters.
This private island is the perfect
$7,000,000. Ref. AS11258

Stunning private 1.059 acre wa-
terfront lot located on a coveted
peninsula. 160 ft. on the water,
ideal to build a dock.
$249,000. Ref. AS11389

MAI Enchanting 2 bedroom, 2 bath
a cottage with 140 ft. of beach-
front in Long Bay near the New
Plymouth settlement.
-- $1,095,000. Ref. AS11322

'Sew View Cottage' boasts stun-
ning water views from every
room. Fully equiped with a pri-
vate deep water dock slip.
$880,000. Ref. AS11450

Enjoy stunning sunsets from this
beautiful waterfront home. 4
bedrooms and 4 ensuite baths,
dock house, and lush gardens.
$1,850,000. Ref. AS11277



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