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Publication Date: November 15, 2007
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Abaconian


Abaco's Most Complete Newspaper

VOLUME 14, NUMBER 22, NOVEMBER 15th, 2007


Noel brushed past Abaco

Hurricane winds and heavy rains gave island a scare


Tropical Storm Noel made its way
slowly through the archipelago of The Ba-
hamas and as it blew just east along the
length of Abaco, it's winds got to minimal
hurricane strength of 75 mph. The storm
passed about 40 miles east of Hope Town
shortly after dark bringing high winds last-
ing about four hours. Earlier Abaco had
been on an alert for massive flooding as
early predictions showed the storm giving
us the heavy rains of the eastern side of the
storm. On the night of November 1 Abaco
experienced the worst of the storm but was
spared the torrential rains that some of the
other Family Islands experienced. Abaco
remained on the western side of the hur-
ricane that was the drier side.
The huge storm caused much damage
in Haiti, Cuba and other Caribbean islands
before turning our way. It was a very large
storm, even though it had winds of only
Tropical Storm intensity until it got over
the open Atlantic waters off Abaco. The
eastern side of the storm was an extremely
wet, dumping many inches of rain before
moving on.
People in low lying areas of several
Abaco communities went to shelters that
were opened in the event that we got huge

Please see Noel Page 2


Central Abaco demonstrators picketed outside the Bahamas Electricity office in Marsh
Harbour on October 26 to protest bills that were much higher than previously. Their
protest was short-lived as rain chased them away. As a result of their protest, BEC
officials have been on Radio Abaco to explain the sudden increase in charges.


By Jennifer Hudson
Several people gathered in front of the
Bahamas Electricity Corporation's office
on Don MacKay Boulevard on the morn-
ing of October 26 to protest increased
electricity bills. They had been hoping
to stage this demonstration several weeks
earlier but had previously not been able to
get the necessary permission. However,
the long awaited demonstration was short


lived since threatening clouds rolled in
soon after people began arriving on the
scene at 9:00 a.m. By 9:30 the demon-
stration had to be aborted due to rain.
During the short demonstration Mr.
Silbert Mills was on the scene broadcast-
ing from Radio Abaco. Several persons
called in to express their concern over
Please see Protest Page 5


Murphy Town residents

clean their town


About 35 residents of Murphy Town picked up trash and garbage along roadsides and
debris in yards to make their town cleaner. This first clean up was on October 27 and
the effort will continue for the next five Saturdays. This program will culminate with
a Christmas tree lighting ceremony on December 7. See story on page 13.

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The New Haitian Mission Baptist Church was opened as a shelter for those living in low lying areas who were afraid their homes
would be flooded. The people stayed there only one day and one night as the storm passed by without significant damage to homes or
businesses. Many of these people were from the Mud, an immigrant community in Marsh Harbour that is very prone to flooding.


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Noel Fr
amounts of rain. They were ab
to their homes the next day. T
rains that Cat Island, Exuma
Island had caused flooding up t
Those islands were still badly
week later.
BEC turned the power off
Abaco to protect their lines and
Power to most communities w
the next day after crews visua
all lines and transformers. N
nesses and residences put up
ters and took other precautions
of flooding. Most businesses
remained closed from the after
tober 30 through to November
vice was suspended and ferry
closed for that same period.
Shelters that opened in Cei
included the New Haitian Miss


Storm damage was minimal
Near the Marsh Harbour airport with about
170 persons and the St. Francis de Sales
le to return with about 135 persons. These two shel-
he torential ters were staffed by Red Cross volunteers.
,and Long Several other churches opened their doors
o nine feet. for their parishioners and anyone else who -
flooded one showed up although they were not official .-
shelters. Bereca Haitian Church sheltered - -
to most of about 60, Trumpet Assembly of God had
equipment. 62 and International Gospel Mission had i
'as restored 180 persons. Many of the people utilizing _
lly checked the shelters had experienced four to five
Many busi- feet of salt water in their houses due to
storm shut- Hurricane Jeanne in September 2003. That
in the event flooding was caused by a tidal surge.
and schools We are not aware of any coastal erosion
noon of Oc- of consequence on Abaco. The report from
S Ai Baker's Bay on Great Guana Cay is that Drains from the Mud community were designed to carr
3. Air ser-
service was they gained quite a bit of beach. Coastal dock area to the sea. However, the drains have not bee
vegetation with a northerly exposure was drain in Goombay Park where the Ministry of Works offi
ntral Abaco severely burned by the wind. fective, allowing water to become stagnant.
sion Baptist I 114 ,_ Is


y heavy rain water through the
n maintained. Shown here is a
ce is located. The drain is inef-


A section offencing at Conch Inn was blown down along with bushes. Vegetation that was
exposed to the wind suffered wind burn.


The Mud community of Marsh Harbour had minor flooding problems. This is where spoil
was pumped when a channel was dredged to the freight dock in the mid 1960s. It is low
and the fill material will not solidify. Recently, many newly-built houses have been torn
down and the bushes hiding the community from the road have been bulldozed. The area
between the road and the houses has been cleaned up.


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November 15, 2007 The Abaconian Page 5 A


BEC officials reply to upset customers


Protest From Page 1

their escalating electricity bills and what
they felt were discrepancies in the billing
system. Mr. Jack Albury stated the fact,
"People have to pay for what they use; it is
as simple as that."
Just as Mr. Fred Gottlieb, Executive
Chairman of the Bahamas Electricity Cor-
poration, began to offer his comments on
Radio Abaco, Mr. Mills stated that he
would have to return to the studio as heavy
rain was imminent, and he could not get
his sensitive equipment wet. He invited the
Chairman to continue the dialogue on Ra-
dio Abaco's Open Line at Nine the follow-
ing Friday.
Due to the onslaught of Tropical Storm
Noel, the talk show had to be postponed
as Mr. Kevin Basden, General Manager of
the BEC, who was also scheduled to speak,
had to travel to other islands to view the
damage due to the major flooding there.
Mr. Basden, Mr. Gottlieb and Mr. Ever-
ette Strachan, Office Manager for Abaco,
were in the studio of Radio Abaco on No-
vember 9 to answer questions from the
community.
It was explained that the high cost of
electricity is due to the fuel surcharge
which BEC can do nothing about. They
have to buy fuel on the world market and
the cost per barrel is now almost $100. By
the time the government tax of 17 percent
and tanker fees have been added, the cost
is well over $100 per barrel. This extreme-
ly high cost of oil is what puts up the cost
of electricity since the surcharge accounts
for a large percentage of the bill. The fuel
surcharge has increased from 9.6 cents per
kilowatt hour to 12.7 cents.
A new billing schedule has been put into


place. The meters will be read during the
last two weeks of the month and the bills
will be sent out the first week of the fol-
lowing month. The men also explained that
the reason customers do not see a meter
reading person is that new meter can be
read by driving by and the information can
be relayed.
Someone called in to ask why the gov-
ernment does not pay the surcharge for the
people. Mr. Basden explained that the cor-
poration has to buy all the equipment and
the new plant for Abaco will cost between
$60 million and $70 million. Mr. Gottlieb
added that the corporation is cash poor and
lost $3million in 2006. In 2001 BEC made
a profit of almost $18 million.
Some callers suggested seeking other
sources of electricity such as wind, solar
or gas and were told that diesel fuel pro-
vides the cheapest form of electricity in
this area.
Many people believe their bills to be
"guestimated" but were told that if they
are estimated, then there will be a line at
the bottom of the bill stating that. The next
time a bill is sent out it will be adjusted.
It was announced that the peak load on
Abaco is now 23 megawatts. If one large
engine fails, then load shedding has to take
place. The total plant capacity is 26 mega-
watts with all generators running.
However, a new power plant for Abaco
is in the planning stage and the proposed
site for this will probably be inland of Wil-
son City. Four 12-megawatt generators
will be brought in. They will burn Bunker
C which is very efficient and these four
should meet the needs of Abaco for the
next 15-20 years. They are hoping that the
new plant will be operational by the end of
next year. There is enough land for expan-


sion that will serve Abaco for many years.
A question was asked about why they were
not considering alternate sources of power.
At this time electricity frm alternate sourc-
es are all more expensive than fossil fuels.
Within the next couple of weeks two
additional BEC telephone lines will be
opened; one will be a Customer Service line
and the other a hotline to the power station.
Selected employees from the Corporation
will be attending a workshop to equip them
to efficiently mange these lines.
In reference to one of the questions
raised on the day of the demonstration,
Mr. Mills brought up the fact that when
Mr. Gottlieb was Chairman of Water and
Sewerage, he instigated a plan whereby se-
nior citizens could receive a discount on


their water bills. He asked if there will be
some relief for seniors on their electricity
bills. The reply was that this is being con-
sidered but the corporation is running in a
deficit at the time and the government has
to make that decision.
Consumers were advised of some of the
ways in which they can conserve electric-
ity.
Use gas or solar water heaters.
Turn off any unnecessary lights.
When electronic units are not in use,
turn them off. Cell phone charger, answer-
ing machines, stereos, television, com-
puter, remote all require electricity. Plug

Please see Protest Page 30


Three officials from Bahamas Electricity Corporation held a two-hour broadcast on Ra-
dio Abaco to explain to the public the reasons why electricity bills have increased and to
answer listeners who called in. Mr. Everette Strachan, Office Manager on Abaco, Mr.
Kevin Basden, General Manager of BEC, and Mr. Frederik Gottlieb, Executive Chair-
man of the corporation, all assured the public that the increases are mostly due to higher
fuel costs. They announced that a new power plant will soon be built and will hopefully
be in operation by the end of next year.






Page 6 A The Abaconian


The Prime Minister addressed Local Government seminar


Local government officials attended
an annual seminar in Nassau. The Prime
Minister address the group, giving them
an overview of his goals for Local Govern-
ment. These are excerpts from his notes.
I have long been party to the school that
professes that government is best that is
nearest the people; that those who live in a
community and face the day-to-day needs
and challenges of the population have a spe-
cial perspective on matters that impact that
community. I hold this view notwithstand-
ing anecdotal information which suggests
that in some communities local differences
result in what are sometimes unfair and bi-
ased decisions.
Local Government
needs to stand up
I want to impress upon you that it is im-
portant that you, as elected representatives
from your communities, firstly accept that
you have been freed from Central Govern-
ment control over many facets of commu-
nity life; and secondly, that you ought to
protect your autonomy, not surrender it.
Of course, the best means of protecting
your autonomy from the central govern-
ment read ministers and public officials
- is to prove yourselves to be competent,
fair, financially prudent, responsive and
effective in providing essential services
to and for your communities. No central
government would dare to roll back leg-
islated authority or areas of responsibility
where local government authorities live up
to these essentials.
I do believe that you deserve a greater
voice in decisions being made with regard
to a wide range of matters including, for
example, disaster preparedness, infrastruc-
ture development, cultural enhancement
and beautification of local communities.


The views of commu-
nities must be factored
in when decisions are
being made in respect of
the location of proposed
seaside parks and rec-
reational spaces, public
libraries, museums and
the like.
Local govern-
ment needs to
work with MP's
I believe that it may
be useful for me to say The Rt. Hc
a few words with regard Pr
to the relationship be-
tween elected local government officials
and members of parliament, and to stress
the importance of cooperation between the
MP, the district cou ncil and the town com-
mittees on our Family Islands. A Member
of Parliament is well placed to influence
and, indeed, convince ministers and the
government to provide funding for their
election promises and for other essential
public projects. Hence, it is important for
local government officials to work in part-
nership with MP's, keeping them informed
on the changing needs and interests of the
community.
I must say that since the inception of
elected local government I, as a Family
Island MP, have welcomed and applauded
the good work achieved for the people in
my constituency by local government rep-
resentatives. Local Government works
well in North Abaco. They are also doing
good work elsewhere throughout our Fam-
ily Islands. This is not to say that there is
not need for some fine tuning to our local
government legislation, and you. no doubt,


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have views on
this that are





receive
benefits
In the 2007/
08 fiscal budget
we substantially
increased the
local govern-
. Hubert Ingraham ment districts
ne Minister recurrent bud-
get by over $2
million and the capital budget by nearly
$500,000.
I am mindful also that a significant per-
centum of your budget is now allocated to
salaries, especially where you have inher-
ited responsibility for many persons en-


gaged by other ministries and departments
like Health, Education, Public Works,
Transport and Civil Aviation.
Remember that every vacancy may not
require filling. You would do well to fill
vacancies resulting from retirements, res-
ignations or otherwise only after careful
consideration.
I am also aware that inconsistencies ex-
ist in the pay granted to some individuals
by local government. I want to advise that
we will review these matters and undertake
further to correct inequities that exist. In
particular, we will be giving consideration
to the introduction of a contributory pen-
sion scheme for all local government em-
ployees. This will cause local government
employees to become entitled to receive a
pension upon retirement.
Finally, on the subject of employment by
local government, I want to remind those
Please see Seminar Page 9


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Although affected by Hurricane Noel,
a recent Local Government workshop in
Nassau attracted some 200 delegates from
the Family Islands. The Tropical Storm
Noel interrupted the event and left Local
Government representatives and Admin-
istrators from the Family Islands stuck in
Nassau as all flights were cancelled. Tropi-
cal Storm Noel flooded the southern Baha-
mas and brought winds of near hurricane
strength. It briefly reached hurricane force
for several hours while passing to the east
of Hope Town.
Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham gave
the opening address at this workshop of
which the majority of his speech is repro-
duced on page 6.
In general, he was pleased with the sys-
tem which was initiated during his previ-
ous term in 1996. He acknowledged that
some corrections and amendments to The
Act are in order and will likely be imple-
mented in the fifth term of Local Govern-
ment beginning in July 2008. He suggested
that those with strong views on making the
local government process more effective
should make their views known.
He firmly believes that local persons
should be heavily involved in the decisions
affecting the day-by-day life of residents in
their communities. He reaffirmed the need
for major development issues to be pre-
sented and discussed locally. He was quick
to note that contentious issues would not be
held hostage by a vocal minority, but that
community concerns would be taken into
consideration when decisions are made in
Nassau. Decisions will generally be made,
Mr. Ingraham said, ". .on the basis of
benefit to the greater community ..."
He affirmed the independence of mem-
bers of Local Government bodies from
central government but reminded the del-
egates that local and central government
are not in competition with each other but
are . in the business of governance
for the benefit of all .. ." To maintain this
autonomy, he urged the delegates . .to
prove themselves as competent, fair, fis-
cally prudent and responsive in providing
essential services .. ." To this end he told


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community." A guiding principle is that to provide funding for their election prom-
value must be received for money spent. ises and for other essential public proj-
In a parallel thought he charged those ects." It is strange that in the 11 years of
elected or appointed to avoid situations local government in Central Abaco, there
where a conflict of interest might arise, has been virtually no contact by Council
Stipends are now given to elected per- with their Member of Parliament. This is
sons in local government. However, those a shame as there are so many local issues
appointed to the various boards receive that require intervention one way or anoth-
nothing for their services although many er by Central Government.
of the statutory board members put in as Some thought is being given to having
many hours or even more than the town the Chief Councillors elected by popular
committee or council members. This in- vote within the district. This would put the
equity will be reviewed and changes will choice for the Chief Councillor, a mayor
likely be seen. in other countries, in the hands of the com-
A brief reference was made to the use of munity rather than being chosen among the
expatriate knowledge in advisory capacity. seven or nine councillors as is presently
Abaco in particular has a wealth of knowl- done. If implemented, that change would
edge and experience within our second offer some interesting dynamics to the
homeowner population. This knowledge electoral process and would add interest-
should be utilized to our benefit. ing possibilities to the management of the
Adherence to the building code, includ- Council.
ing sanitation issues, will be enforced to re- The initial Local Government system
duce storm damage and pollution to ground was structured to give the same governing
water. We may see more and better trained system to the smallest as well as the larg-
building inspectors. Properly constructed est of the Family Islands in the interest of
buildings withstand storms and hurricanes fairness. As government has discovered,
better, an equal system did not provide equal gov-
Approvals for small wooden docks can ernance.
be expected to be granted by local authori- The archipelagic nature of The Bahamas
ties as opposed to the present system re- has made the logistics of providing similar
quiring Nassau approval. Although author- services to the various districts difficult.
ities in Nassau profess that dock permits On a smaller scale, Abaco is an archipe-
are processed within a few months, the lagic island state with its own logistical
experience on Abaco is that a year or two challenges. Off the main island are six
may pass before further word is heard. smaller populated islands; four are served
The Prime Minister alluded to the slow by scheduled ferries and two rely on air-
pace of the solid waste facilities being con- craft for human movement.
structed throughout the islands. He implied The one-size-fits-all system we now
that we will see action on this issue. have is rife with difficulties in providing
Mr. Ingraham strongly urged local gov- equitable governance to areas which differ
ernment to forge stronger ties with their by wealth and poverty, accessibility and


o local govt.

remoteness, and of greater and lesser in-
terest to foreign investors.
The economic activity on Abaco is far
above that of the other Family Islands.
Within Abaco, a difference is visible in
the economic and touristic activity between
the central area and the north and south
ends. This ranges from far above average
for some communities in the center part of
Abaco to much less economic activity for
towns to the north and south ends of the
island.
Then to complicate matters further, our
looming immigrant communities are giv-
ing challenges which local and central gov-
ernment are finding difficult to deal with.
The recent demolition exercise in the Mud
area is estimated to have been in excess of
$15,000. This funding was diverted from
other projects. Solutions to this problem
will take the combined effort of local and
central authorities operating toward a com-
mon goal. Neither side can solve this prob-
lem singlehandedly.
Local government must be encouraged
and strengthened. Ways must be found to
entice qualified persons to enter the sys-
tem. Successfully running for office and
being elected does not confer knowledge
or wisdom. We get what we elect.
For the busier districts, management ex-
perience is a desirable asset for the leader,
whether it is first hand experience by the
chief councillor or the ability to delegate
to those with experience and knowledge.
Unfortunately, the local government pro-
cess relies heavily on friendships and party
affiliations which generally leaves a lot to
be desired.
Mr. Ingraham seems to be a man of
action. Perhaps there are some surprises in
store for us when the revisions to the Local
Government Act are made public.


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Town Planning
Dear Editor:
The handwriting is on the wall for the
future of Marsh Harbour. Within 20 years,
I predict that we will closely resemble the
concrete and tarmacked cookie-cutter style
of South Florida. I was appalled to read in
the last Abaconian that Local Town Plan-
ning Board had such incredible lack of
vision that they gave approval to a three-
building three-story complex adjacent to
Crossing Beach in Marsh Harbour.
This is a residential area; and even with-
out covenants on deeds, certain persons on
the Town Planning Board should not give
in so easily to greed, cronyism and conflict
of interest that they lose sight of the future
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of a petition in opposition to this develop-
ment prior to issuance of the building per-
mit. This petition was brushed aside, and I
say that the people of Marsh Harbour have
no voice.
In addition, the developers of said
"Crossings" have not been forthright with
Town Planning in the land dimensions of
the submitted plats and their surreptitious
intentions to apply to Nassau for approval
to claim 40+ feet by 138+ feet of seabed
to bulkhead and backfill in order that the
third building can be accommodated. This
is shown in their artist's rendition to border
the sea, but is actually built in the sea on
reclaimed land. Additionally, the setback
requirements as set out in the Town Plan-
ning Act have been broken.
Persons were observed at dusk during
the end of September 2007 in the water
up to their necks with tape measures and
string staking out the third building's posi-
tion on the sea floor.


Workers were ordered by Ministry of
Works during the week of November 4,
2007, to halt all further construction on the
site. This order was ignored, and work has
continued full steam with concrete seen be-
ing poured as late as 8 p.m. at night by
cement trucks. The developers assume that
if it is already built, then they cannot be
stopped.
To further cloud the issue, the adjacent
land owned by Mr. Herbert Key is also
proposed for 40 + feet by 178 + feet of sea
floor to be bulkheaded so as to increase the
rental parking space at the Crossing Beach
ferry.
This may be seen as a positive by some,
but I say that it is extremely shortsighted.
The only remaining public beach for Marsh
Harbour, Dundas Town and Murphy Town
is the Crossing Beach.
What effect will this concrete bulkhead

Please see Letters Page 30


Construction is well under way on the Crossing project in Marsh Harbour. This gated
community will have 12 condominiums in three three-story buildings. The developer has
plans to build a retaining wall on the sea coast to fil with sand to create a beach.


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November 15, 2007 The Abaconian Page 9 A


Local Government will be strengthened


Seminar From Page 6
of you from districts where some jobs may
have been given for social (or political) rea-
sons: you must be mindful that all who re-
ceive a payment of money from the public
purse must provide a service a service to
the community. The public purse is not the
piggy bank of local government officials,
administrators, Ministers or other officials!
Central Government must
consider local input
I have noted that local government is
not, and ought not to be, about competition
between local government and central gov-
ernment bodies and institutions. We are in
the business of governance for the benefit
of all and so cooperation and collaboration
is critical. It is regretted that the level of
consultation by central government agen-
cies concerned with the approval of major
development projects proposed for Fam-
ily Islands has not always been as wide as
might have been. The government which I
am honoured to lead has undertaken rou-
tinely to request input on development pro-
posals from local government bodies. We
began this practice when we were last in
office and we propose now to expand on
what we believe was a good practice. This
does not necessarily mean that all propos-
als supported by a community will receive
central government approval or, converse-
ly, that all projects meeting with opposition
from local government will be refused.
What this does mean is that decisions on
the development of our Family Islands will
not be taken without due consideration of
the views and opinions of residents most
likely to be affected by the development.
And in this regard I want to stress that


the views of communities will be most ef-
fective when they can be seen to have been
deliberated and decided upon on the basis
of benefit to the greater community and not
the likes or dislikes of a single individual
or small group of individuals.
Bulding code must
be adhered to
Another area of local government re-
sponsibility deserving serious attention
pertains to the observance of our building
code. Less than good supervision of con-
struction results in higher maintenance and
repair costs, more severe damage during
storms and hurricanes, and contributes to
contamination of ground water supplies
from poorly constructed cesspits and soak-
aways. A closely related issue is the matter
of sewage disposal and the threat of con-
tamination of the water supply in the Fam-
ily Islands.
That is why my government promoted
the posting of Public Works and Envi-
ronmental Health inspectors on all major
Family Island during our last term in of-
fice. We propose to give renewed impetus
to this initiative during this term in office.
Toward this end we will seek to facilitate
improved collaboration and consultation
between the Department of Physical Plan-
ning and Family Island Town Planning
Committees so that you may avail your-
selves of their advice and expertise on a
more regular and consistent basis.
Some of you will also recall that the
last FNM Government commenced a pro-
gramme for the development of 18 new
solid waste disposal sites throughout Grand
Bahama and the Family Islands. While
some work was continued on this project in
recent times, as much progress as expected
has not been achieved.


More accountability
will be required
I need to say something about expendi-
ture of government funding.
Family Island administrators and Local
Government officials must account for all
public expenditure and act in accordance
with the rules that govern expenditure of
government funds at all times. To do oth-
erwise will now come with consequences.
Family Islands administrators have a simi-
lar duty, and in many cases the responsi-
bility, to act as the revenue officer and to
ensure that all Local Government councils
and committees observe and abide by these
rules.
A plea of ignorance of the rules will not
be sufficient defence against infractions.
Must follow rules
against conflict of interest
There are some very basic rules about
life in a democracy which community lead-
ers, and particularly elected leaders, are
expected to observe; accountability, fair-
ness and selflessness. There are also clear
rules against conflict of interest. We must
come to understand the term and seek to
avoid the practice, not sometimes but all
the time.
Local gov. will have
authority for small docks
I am aware of the concern in a number
of Family Island communities over delays


experienced in obtaining approvals and
permits from central government agen-
cies in connection with the construction
of docks, jetties and wharfs in the Fam-
ily Islands. My government undertakes to
include among amendments to the Local
Government Act and to the Port Authority
Act to delegate to Local Government bod-
ies authority for the construction of small
wooden docks and jetties which require no
dredging and which have the stated permis-
sion of the owner of the adjacent land, be
that private or public (Crown and Govern-
ment).
Stipends will be reviewed
I am aware of the financial concerns
on the part of members of district coun-
cils who find that stipends allocated for
expenses associated with their attendance
to local government matters to be inad-
equate. Finally, I wish to advise that we
will undertake a review of the stipends paid
to elected and appointed local government
officials with a view to improving the same
with effect from July 1 next year 2008.

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October was Senior Citizens' Month


By Mirella Santillo
To celebrate old age and recognize the
accomplishments of older persons on Ab-
aco, the Department of Social Services or-
ganized several functions during the month
of October.
The objectives for Older Persons'
Month were To address the challenges and
opportunities of aging: empowering older
persons. This was done by making older
people aware of the health issues confront-
ing them and rewarding them for their
contribution to their communities or their
families. Various staff members of the De-
partment of Social Services hosted events
that started on September 24th with a talk
show on Radio Abaco and ended with a
church service followed by a Rotary Club


sponsored luncheon on October 30th. Many
church leaders were invited to participate
in the functions throughout the month. Or-
ganized by Mrs. Salomie Gibson, Chief
Welfare Officer for Abaco, events took
place approximately every other day from
North to South including the cays.
To reinforce the notion of a healthy
diet covered in the Health Fairs held in
Cooper's Town on October 13th and on
Moore's Island on October 17th, distribu-
tions of fruit baskets were made in various
communities including Green Turtle Cay,
Cherokee Sound, Man-of-War Cay, Hope
Town, Great Guana Cay and Grand Cay.
A church function was held on October
3rd at St Marks' Baptist Church in Cross-
ing Rocks. The service was conducted by


Mrs. Barbara Williams with the Depart-
ment of Social Services with words of en-
couragement by Rev. Leonardo Rahming.
The service was followed by a luncheon.
For the first time since acknowledging
the senior citizens, there was a Commu-
nity Builders' Awards Ceremony. Mrs.
Tonelle Hanna, Welfare Officer for North
Abaco, said that over 100 people attended
the function which was held at Full Gos-
pel Assembly in Treasure Cay on October
7th. The awards were given to persons 65
years or older who made positive contribu-
tion in the lives of their families and their
community. Eleven people were rewarded:
Ms. Natalie Bodie of Treasure Cay, Mr.
Benjamin Cornish of Blackwood, Mrs.
Leanna Thompson of Fire Road, Mr. Al-
bert Wilchcombe of Cedar Harbour, Mr.
Ernest Williams of Wood Cay, Mr. Cetal
Curry of Moun t Hope, Mr. Merlin Mc-
Intosh of Fox Town, Mr. Elijah Mills of
Crown Haven, Mr. Everett Bootle of Coo-


per's Town and Mrs. Adeline McIntosh of
Fire Road.
The Cooper's Town's Health Fair was
organized in conjunction with the local
Government Clinic. The persons attending
had their vital signs taken (blood pressure
and glucose levels) and were given a talk
by Nurse Cornish on how to maintain a
healthy life style and diet. They received
fruit baskets afterwards.
Mrs. Salomie Gibson and Dr. Sue Fair-
clough conducted a second Talk Show on
Radio Abaco on October 15th on the top-
ic Physical and Mental Health for Older
People.
Besides church services and pep-talks
on remaining healthy, the senior residents
of Central Abaco were treated to a movie
presented at Friendship Tabernacle, which
Mrs. Barbara Williams said, was very well
attended.
Please see Seniors Page 11


Maxwell's Supermarket donated fruit baskets to Social Services to be given to elderly
persons in many communities. Shown here are Ms. Yvone Josue and Mr. C. Jean-Long,
employees of Maxwell's, Ms. Barbara Williams and Mrs. Salomie Gibson of Social Ser-
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Many varied activities honoured senior citizens


The Department of So-
cial Services held clin-
ics in some communi-
ties including Cooper's
Town and Moore's Is-
land. Here a nurse is
taking the vital signs
of a senior citizen on
Moore's Island. These
included blood sugar
and blood pressure
tests. The staff told
the senior citizens how
to maintain a healthy
lifestyle.


A large number of elderly persons gathered in the Burial Society building on Moore's
Island to hear about healthy diets and how they can improve their health. They were all
given fruit baskets.


Seniors From Page 10
Over 80 people came to the October
30th church service which was held at
St Andrew's Methodist Church in Dun-
das Town. The moderator was Mr. Gary
Smith, Chief Customs Officer. The service
was followed by lunch which had been ca-
tered and was served by members of the
Rotary Club of Abaco.


Baskets of fruits were given to the two
oldest members of the audience, 91-year-
old Mrs. Dolores Pinder and Mrs. Gibson's
father, 92-year-old, Mr. Ernest Dean, both
from Sandy Point.
Before leaving, each attendee was given
a small personal gift as a souvenir. The
event was a great success, and the elders
enjoyed the food and the socializing.


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Central Abaco News


Murphy Town begins
clean-up campaign
By Mirella Santillo
Murphy Town residents have had begun
a major clean-up effort. They began on
October 27th for the first of five Saturday
morning trash- collecting sessions. And
what a clean-up it was!
Because of uncertain weather, many
people did not show up until 9 a.m., but
then over 35 Front Street residents joined
the organizers picking up general debris
while homeowners discarded heavy house-
hold refuse or vehicle parts.
Some residents, armed with machetes,
trimmed the bushes along the road and re-
covered mounds of cans, bottles and food
containers. When that first session ended,
50 bags of trash had been gathered, and
several discarded furniture pieces and ve-


hicles parts had been thrown in the garbage
truck operated by Mr. Paul Mills, who fol-
lowed the volunteers, helped by Mr. Andre
Moss and Mr. Corderro Carey.
Following the clean-ups, which will
continue until November 24th, one of the
first events planned by the Murphy Town
District Heritage Festival Committee will
be the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
that will take place on December 7th. A
Summer Festival to be held in July 2008 at
South Side is in the first phase of planning.
The garbage removal is geared at awakening
the residents' pride in their community and
making Murphy Town and adjacent districts
ready for these planned events which should
attract quite a few people from outside the
townships. The residents of Bahama Coral
Island were supposed to effect a simultane-
ous clean-up, weather permitting.


Hooter's Girls on Abaco
By Mirella Santillo
The Hooter's Girls were in town par-
tying, playing games, enjoying the island
and showing a lot of their bodies to the
cameras. The girls were the top 12 se-
lected among 17,000 Hooter's employees.
They were the finalists of the Swimming
Suit Contest that took place in Las Vegas
in July, including the first place winner,
Brianne Ashley, and the top Hooter's girl
from Guatemala, Vivian Leiva.
The girls, who apart from Vivian Leiva,


came from the United States, were here to
film a TV show called Hooter's Best Damn
Dream Girl that will air on Fox Sport Net-
work from January to March 2008, ex-
plained the PR Manager for Hooter's of
America, Alexis Aleshire, an ex-Hooter
girl herself.
The group, which included a camera-
man and a sound-man from Fox Network
as well as a cameraman from Hooter's, ar-
rived on Abaco on November 4th. During
Please see Central Page 14


Chief Councillor Cubel "Star" Davis, center, headed a group cleaning along Front Street
in Murphy Town. The turn out was very encouraging for the first offive Saturday morning
clean-ups scheduled.


Twelve Hooter's girls were on Abaco for filming a show that will air on Fox Sports Net-
work early next year. They enjoyed the beach at Ab aco Beach Resort where much of the
filming took place. They were chosen from among 17, 000 employees of Hooter's Restau-
rants. Teh top five girls will continue with the competition until the final winner will be
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locations in 23 countries. It is the second lawn and landscaped grounds. Structures that the judges will be asked to consider.
Central From Page 13 year that Hooter's has organized such a on the property must be tidy and well-paint- Prizes ranging from cash money offered
their stay on the island, the girls took part show. The first one took place last year ed and have secured garbage areas and re-
in a swimming suit contest around the re- in Florida. stricted pets. These are some of the criteria Please see Central Page 15
sort pool, participated in water games on Best Kept
the beach the following day and took part
in a personality interview. All these activi- Yard Competition
ties were filmed for the show. By Mirella Santillo
Viewers will be able to elect their Best To support the beautification efforts of
Dream Girl by watching the show on the Dundas Town and Murphy Town, Friends
television network or on line and submit- of the Environment and the Ministry of I "%
ting their votes. The girls will be judged Tourism are sponsoring a Best Kept Yard
for their personalities as well as for their Competition for the residents of those two
physical attributes. When all the votes are communities. A committee chaired by
tabulated, Ms. Aleshire explained, the top Mrs. Bernadette Hall met on October 25th
five girls will do another television show to define the criteria of the competition. Z
and the overall winner will be on the cover Approximately 13 members were present F 4, -
of Hooter's Magazine. She will also be the to receive information and contribute with
recipient of $10,000. While here, the girls their in-put as to what this criteria should
were treated to a private party at Snappas be.
and visited Hope Town for dinner the day For both towns the residents will have
before their departure on November 9th. until November 30th to get their yards
Hooter's is a restaurant chain with 425 ready. Ready means free of thrash, mowed
Workmen of Bahamas Telecommunications Corporation installed a large underground
vault outside the Marsh Harbour office giving new access between their major under-
ground cable conduits and their equipment room in the building. Ths is part of BTC's
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The Central Abaco dump has once again gotten out of control. Garbage is now heaped
up all the way out to the road. The dump has been a concern for many years as it is not
been maintained regularly. The garbage is burned causing nearby residents to complain
about the serious health hazards that the smoke causes.


Mr. Spence Dorsette,
left, Chief Immigra-
tion Officer for Abaco,
has been transferred
to Freeport and will
be replaced by Ms.
Fosteen Major Smith.
He was honoured at
a party held at the
Administrator's home
in Marsh Harbour on
November 8. He was
presented with a gift
by his good friend,
Mr. Gary Smith, Chief
Customs officer for
Abaco. Although he
was on Abaco for only
14 months, he became a well respected part of Abaco's society. The party also com-
memorated the birthdays of Ms. Margaret Symonette, Assistant Administrator for Central


Abaco, and Mr. Ishmael "Stretch" Morley.

Central From Page 14

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been in use for years. CDMA is another digital mobile phone
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North Abaco News


New EMS and Fire
Units at Treasure Cay
Reprinted from Teaser Magazine
The destruction of several Royal Palm
condominiums last year showed how vul-
nerable the community of Treasure Cay
was to fire. Smoke detectors, fire extin-
guishers and small on-site water pumps can
briefly contain a fire but will not extinguish
a major blaze. With the closest available
fire fighting apparatus in Marsh Harbour,
the residents and businesses of Treasure
Cay established the Treasure Cay Emer-
gency Services Organization (TCESO).
The TCESO has sponsored the existing
Abaco Crash Fire Rescue Squad Associa-
tion to create a volunteer fire department
and emergency medical services (EMS) for
all of North Abaco.
The TCESO established a $400,000
budget to acquire a pumper truck, outfit
the fire volunteers with proper apparel and
tools and construct a fire station. A pumper


truck has been purchased which, when ac-
companied by a tanker, will enable the vol-
unteer firemen to bring sufficient water to
a major fire. Included in the initial equip-
ment order was an enclosed trailer used to
bring extra equipment such as pumps and
extra hoses to the fire scene. Soon to arrive
is equipment needed to complete the outfit-
ting of the pumper truck and to provide the
volunteers with safety apparel and tools.
The tanker truck will be purchased when
funding allows.
Abaco Crash Fire Chief, Colin Albury,
(known to many as Iceman) is now resid-
ing in Treasure Cay. Colin brought with
him the ambulance and crash/rescue ve-
hicle from Marsh Harbour. He began fa-
miliarization and training of more than 30
volunteer firefighters in September. Dr.
Shedd of the Treasure Cay Medical Clinic
will provide EMT training for the volun-
teers. Colin is also a registered EMT. With
the purchase of equipment, a fire chief and
training underway, TCESO is well on


Treasure Cay now has a pumper fire truck. After years of discussing a fire station and
fire fighting equipment, the property owners have a functioning fire department under
the direction of Colin Albury, who has moved to Treasure Cay and organized a volutteer
force of 30 people.


its way to establishing Treasure Cay and
North Abaco as a Fire Safe Community.
Part of phase two of this ambitious proj-
ect is the construction of a state-of-the-art
Emergency Services Building on property
donated by Treasure Cay Ltd. Portions of
the actual construction have been donated
by businesses and resident craftsmen in
Treasure Cay; however, TCESO is still
about $100,000 short of its $400,000 goal.
The fund raising campaign is structured in
such a way that U.S. and Canadian citizens
can make their donation tax deductible.
Contact Betsy Sutherland 242-365-8305 or
Jerry Roberts 242-365-8474 for more in-
formation or make your check payable to
TCESO or TCCF and mail to P.O. Box AB
22175, Treasure Cay, Abaco, Bahamas.
Zion Baptist Churches Hold Conven-
tion
The Zion Baptist Churches throughout
the island of Abaco came together to cel-
ebrate their Annual District Convention.
This year the venue for the convention was
the New St. Andrews Baptist Church in
Fire Road. During the convention the Ex-
ecutive Youth Board launched a food drive
to grant assistance to the Precious Pearls
of various settlements in lieu of Senior
Citizens Month. The convention was held
October 22nd through 28th.
Congratulations are extended to the
Baptist family for another successful youth
convention.
Establishment of Abaco
Crash, Fire and Rescue
By Betsy Bracey
The catalyst for developing a Fire De-
partment in Treasure Cay was the fire that


raged through six Royal Palm Condomini-
ums last January and very nearly cost a
life. By the time the Marsh Harbour Fire
Department arrived, they could only hope
to contain it.
Saving the
building
was impos-
sible.
Jerry
Roberts and
Idetermined
that week to
revitalize an Betsy Bracey
effort to es-
tablish not only a fire department but medi-
cal emergency services as well. Barbara
Hadley and
her team
had already
hosted Tea
by the Sea
events to
raise funds
for an ani-
mal shelter
and clinic. Jerry Roberts
We agreed
to merge these goals by building a fire sta-
tion to house it all.
With the greatest of luck we were able
to convince Colin Albury, a Fire Chief
and EMT, to move to Treasure Cay to run
this department and to help us determine
what was needed to have a first class unit.
Colin's knowledge has been invaluable.
His professionalism is unquestioned. His
leadership abilities have enabled him to

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coalesce 30 local volunteers, young and
not so young, into a cohesive, enthusiastic
group of dedicated men and women who
meet every Thursday and Friday evening
to study and on Saturday for a hands-on
session with the equipment. They are truly
impressive.
Colin brought with him an ambulance
and a crash and rescue vehicle complete
with the Jaws-of-Life gear. Dr. Shedd will
train the volunteers in medical emergency
techniques that will enable us to provide
complete medical transportation and evac-
uation services.
Building materials for the Station House
have now arrived at the port. When the
plans are approved, Craig Roberts, devel-
oper of Bahama Beach Club, will pour the
foundation. Peter Williams will donate his
labor to bring in fill; Wayne Sands will
donate electrical work; Terry Frank for
painting; Greg Cash for attaching Hardi-
plank to the exterior of the American Steel
building; Arthur Roberts for plumbing;


JR Roberts for interior carpentry; Johnny
Knowles for carpentry with several other
contractors in the wings ready to donate
their skills. Never in my 36 years here
have I seen this community come together
in such a meaningful way.
Treasure Cay Ltd. donated the site for
the station. Patrick Fetsch, Manager of
Treasure Cay Ltd., has been most support-
ive. His employees met with our volun-
teers so that Colin could explain hurricane
protocols which include transporting the
elderly and ill to the Community Center as
required, clearing roads of fallen trees fol-
lowing the storm, clearing areas for utility
companies to enable them to begin repairs
sooner and clearing the airport runway so
emergency supplies can arrive. Each vol-
unteer is to be on standby in his local area
on VHF Emergency Channel 80 to report
to Colin where assistance may be needed
throughout the storm. These protocols
were successfully executed during Hurri-
cane Noel.
On Saturday night, November 10th, a
surprise emergency drill was staged. With-


in 12 minutes of receiving the emergency
call these men and women had water on
the roof of a home on Galleon Bay. Twelve
minutes! compared to waiting hours for an-
other town to send help. However, there
was one dramatic moment. When the 1000
gallons held in the pumper truck ran out, a
pump with hose was thrown into the canal
to draft water on the pretend fire. The suc-
tion hose hit sand. It was low tide with no
water in sight.
We need a tanker truck. We did not plan
on this, but it has become clear that too
many homes in Treasure Cay are without
a viable water source and 1000 gallons is
not sufficient to put out a fully engaged
fire. Mr. Keith Roberts, Manager of Wa-
ter and Sewage Department, has agreed to
have water hydrants installed throughout
our community in due course. However,
hydrants, while necessary, are not a quick
source of sufficient water. A tank truck can
bring 3000 gallons of water to the pumper
making it immediately available. And it
can do this repeatedly throughout the fire
event.
The generosity of Treasure Cay resi-


dents has enabled us to accomplish all of
this to date. However, the capital fund
drive must continue until we are able to
purchase a quality used tanker.
On Sunday morning, November 18th,
Colin and his volunteers will be introduced
to the community. The pumper, ambulance
and crash and rescue vehicles will be open
for tours. We invite everyone to join us at
the Treasure Cay Community Center at 10
a.m. for refreshments.
Congratulations
By Vernique Russell
Mr. Arthur Neko Williams, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Israel Williams, and Ms. Anto-
nia Natianila Simms, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Donald Simms, were joined in holy
matrimony on October 27. The wedding
ceremony was performed at St. Mark's
Baptist Church in Crossing Rocks. The af-
ternoon ceremony was followed by an eve-
ning reception at the Primary School in the
settlement. Congratulations to the couple
as they begin their life together. May each
day bring you new joy and renewed love.
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Most importantly, may you keep Christ at
the center of your marriage. Congratula-
tions!
Residents Demand the
Removal of Social
Services Officer
By Vernique Russell
Following what was described as an
insult and rude action in the Magistrate's
Court by a staff member of Social Services
in Cooper's Town, residents are now call-
ing for the removal of that staff member
or for justice to be served. It all happened
last month during a court session when it is
alleged that the staff member used inappro-
priate language and referred to Abacoin-
ians as wild boar and uncivilized. This has
left a bitter taste in the mouth of residents,
and they are calling for the immediate re-
moval or suspension of the officer.
Residents feel that the action displayed by
the officer was completely blatant and dis-
respectful, not just to themselves but to the
Magistrate who was present at that time.
One resident is asking how can we al-
low things of this nature to get by those
in authority. Since the incident, a resident
in North Abaco who was directly involved
has been on a quest to seek justice. It is al-
leged that the resident have already spoken
with person in charge of Social Services
for the island and other authorities but has
just been running into walls. However, the
resident is determined to see justice served
and has pledged that she will go to what-
ever measure to ensure that the officer is
brought to justice." Change must come to


our government agencies," the resident de-
clared. "After all, it is because of us that
these persons get paid."
National Youth Month
Celebrates Champions
of Change
By Vernique Russell
Champions of Change was the theme of
this year's national youth month that was
observed in The Bahamas in October. On
October 28 a special church service was
held to recognize the achievement of young
people who are making a difference in their
communities and showing outstanding per-
formances in the classroom. The service
was organized by the North Abaco Youth
Board Committee headed by Mr. Freddie
McIntosh. The service was held at the Full
Gospel Assembly in Treasure Cay.
Mr. Ishmael "Stretch" Morley of the
Ministry of Youth and Sports reminded the
young people, "Nothing comes easy," and
encouraged them to practice consistency
and always pay attention to their coach,
whether it is their parent, teacher or any
other individual. He encouraged them to
always strive for excellence.
The guest speaker was Min. Marvin
Mills of Soul Saving Ministries in Dundas
Town, who encouraged the young people
with godly wisdom from the book of Prov-
erbs. He told the students that in order to
achieve their goals they must follow these
guidelines:
* Develop a personal relationship with God
* Become an individual of ethics under-
standing the principle of right and wrong
* Be devoted to moral values, incorrupt-
ibility and honesty


* Follow instructions Don't despise in-
structions
* Be willing to pay a price for glory
* Respect those around you
* Be different in order to make a differ-
ence
* Whatever hurts you, you have the power
to change, not destroy
* Decrease violence and increase peace
Mr. Mills challenged parents to return
to prayer once again. "Live by example,"
he charged.
All students of North Abaco who re-
ceived GPA's of 3.0 or higher were hon-
ored. They included the following:
Treasure Cay Primary School: Lucksen
Bellot, Cherlinda Hilaire, Brianna Russell,
Chamiqua Cornish, Linda Tilme, Jamaal
Geffrard, Vanessa Jean, Devonte Moxey,
Lenisse Merlien, Tarik Russell, Andrew
Bootle, Prince Bodie, Sherrie Romer and
Clydesha Cornish.
Green Turtle Cay Primary School: Shel-
by Sawyer, Nicola Roberts, Williams Phil-
lips, Nathan Roberts, Christopher Lowe,
Kai Survance, Rebecca Roberts, Krista
Curry, Kenneth Roberts, Colby Cross and
Amanda McIntosh.
Cooper's Town Primary School: Jaquay
Sands, Keishon Daziel, DeAngelo Mc-
Intosh, Antonia Nixon, Jaarona Stuart,
Gardel Parker, Jayden McIntosh, Chelsea
Bowe, Keeon Daziel, Jonnalee McIntosh,
Walter McIntosh, Brittany Clarke, Brit-
tany Sands and Cheyenne Bullard.
Fox Town Primary: Cadidra Thomas,
Esther Burrows, Seneca Rolle, Romea
Rolle, Darius Curry, Ashvonn Russell,
Tamia Wells, Travone Mills, Aleicia Ad-
ams, Anqueon Burrows, Jaron Cornish,
Audea Russell.


Sherlin Bootle High School: Terry Hi-
laire, Oriscia Clarke, Tamerah Rolle,
Kyvonne Lopez, Charo Williams, Felicia
Romer, Darian Lightbourne, Anya Mills,
Tyronisha Stuart, Fredricka McIntosh, Ty-
anisha Russell, Eliane Fenelus, Clayshaw
Brown, Ruth Lubin, Aqueela Romer, Ste-
vonya Thompson, Vanessa McIntosh, An-
toinette Cooper, Cyndera Parker, Kimberly
Murray, Sakina McIntosh, Alannah Curry,
Devonnya Russell and Valdez Carey.
Pacesetters Awards were distributed to
person between the ages of 17-25. This
years recipients were Amanda Parker for
Education, Joycelyn McIntosh for Commu-
nity Service and Francis Delva for Sports.
Mr. McIntosh apologized to the youth
of North Abaco for the limited activities
that were offered. Most of the cancellations
were due to inclement weather and limited
funding. However, he wants everyone to
know that the events which were planned
and not carried out will be hosted in the
very near future.
Treasure Cay
Wins Tournament
By Vernique Russell
The Under 12 Boys of the Treasure Cay
Basketball camp have proven once again
that they are undefeated in their category
of the Youth in Action Basketball Club
on Abaco. Once again they have managed
to upset and break the hearts of the boys
on the Marsh Harbour teams. Under the
leadership of Coach Godfrey Rolle and
his assistants, these boys captured another
championship trophy. This now makes
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November 15, 2007 The Abaconian Page 21 A


By Mirella Santillo
Local agriculture is often hampered by
infestation of pests and diseases. Canker
infested citrus grown on several Baha-
mian islands; another fungus, Black Siga-
toka, that appeared in The Bahamas in the
mid-nineties, nearly devastated the ba-
nana industry, eradicating the dwarf Cav-
endish variety that grew on Long Island.
Since then, according to a report by the
Department of Agriculture, the disease
has spread to most of the islands of the
archipelago, forcing farmers to abandon
banana crops.
Black Sigatoka was first noticed on Ab-
aco in 2002 and since then there has been
a few workshops and training sessions to
help farmers identify the symptoms of in-
festation and control the fungus.
Factors contributing to the spread of the
fungus are rainfall, warm temperatures,
humidity and wind, all of which we have in
abundance. Cultural practices such as plant
spacing, regular mat pruning, de-trashing
and de-leafing as well as constant fertiliza-
tion and regular de-weeding help control
the disease along with the regular use of
chemicals.
According to Mr. David Knowles, Ab-
aco Officer of the Department of Agricul-
ture, Long Island and Andros are dealing
with the problem, while here one of the
few persevering commercial banana farm-
ers, Mr. Mel Wells of Pepper Pot Farm,
seems to have success in controlling the
disease. Mr. Knowles said that in spite of
the Black Sigatoka, which has contributed
to a higher cost of production, the Depart-
ment of Agriculture is still focusing on pro-
moting bananas as one of the major crops


of The Bahamas.
The Pink Hibiscus Mealybug, a native
of Southeast Asia, was first seen in the
Caribbean around the mid-nineties. An
infestation was noticed last year on Aba-
co around the Treasure Cay area. It has
spread southward with major infestation
areas, according to surveys and reports, in
Treasure Cay, Marsh Harbour, Cherokee
and Hope Town.
The mealybugs feed on stems, leaves,
buds, fruit and roots of many plants and
inject a toxic saliva that causes leaves to
curl and be contorted. The entire plant may
be stunted, buds may not flower and stems
may twist. Fruit may also be deformed.
Very high mealybug populations can kill
plants.
Mr. Knowles pointed out that the mealy-
bug attacks not only ornamentals but also
vegetables and fruits and cannot be con-
trolled by spraying. On the contrary,
spraying destroys beneficial insects such
as the native Lady Bug which is one of
the main predators of the Pink Hibiscus
Mealybug. Instead, scientists recommend
the use biological control by introducing
predatory and parasitic insects to control
the little pest.
The Department of Agriculture is mak-
ing efforts towards controlling the Mealy-
bugs by organizing the import of a para-
sitic wasp of the Anagyrus species. The
wasp depends entirely on the mealy bug to
feed its larvae. Until this insect is released
on the island, it is recommended not to do
anything. Spraying would destroy the Lady
Bugs and trimming and discarding infested
vegetation raises the risk of spreading the
infestation.


Agriculture's Pests: Black Sigatoka

and Pink Hibiscus Mealybugs


North From Page 20
them undefeated in the league having won
previous titles throughout the island. This
tournament's Most Valuable Player was
Lowtadus Edgecombe.
We congratulate Coach Godfrey and the
Under 12 Boys team for a job well done.
Your hard work and dedication are surely
paying off.
Awards and Thanks-

giving Ceremony
By Vernique Russell
The Sherlin Bootle High School invites
you to celebrate thanksgiving with them
at its annual thanksgiving and awards as-
sembly. This assembly is designed to give
thanks to Almighty God for His blessings
and to allow the students to show their ap-
preciation for their church and commu-
nity.
This day will also be used to award the
students for their accomplishments for
the last school year. This year's celebra-
tion will be held at the school grounds on
November 23rd at 10 a.m. The public is
invited to attend.

Playground is

underway
By Vemique Russell
If one drives into the Treasure Cay Pri-
mary School area, he would see that the
road has been smoothed out and is now
level and that the work on a play area has
began. The group from Orlando, Florida,
has began construction of a fully equipped
playground that is being donated. Once the
project is completed, students will be able
to play in an area that was designed with
their safety at heart. Also the school is un-
dergoing a beautification project. The proj-
ect is almost completed and has added sig-
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Last year we in the North experienced
wedding after wedding. Now that all the "I
do's" are over, this year brought a differ-
ent twist. Instead of rings, food and beauti-
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beautiful babies. I want to put together a
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November 15, 2007


Chamber of Commerce News


Chamber heard from new
government officers
By Jennifer Hudson
This year Abaco has both a new Senior
Administrator, Mr Cephas Cooper, and a
new District Superintendent of Education,
Mrs. Lenora Black, both of whom were in-
vited to share their vision of what they have
in mind for Abaco at a Chamber of Com-
merce meeting on October 24 in the Friends
of the Environment Education Centre.
New administrator
details his plans
Mr. Cooper introduced himself with a
short personal history. Having been born
in Cooper's Town, with well-known Bish-
op Archelus Cooper as his father, Mr Coo-
per left home at the age of 19 to become a
teacher, later serving three years as Prin-
cipal of Abaco Central High School. He
then entered local government and gained




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excellent experience working in five dif-
ferent districts throughout The Bahamas,
finally working his way north to Abaco.
"I am coming to Abaco when it is experi-
encing unprecedented growth and develop-
ment and I hope I will influence some posi-
tive changes here," he commented. "I have
a responsibility to work very closely with
local government, town committees and
statutory boards. I will make sure proper
procedures, which are very lacking here,
are followed in accordance with The Act.
I intend to ensure accountability which is
critical. Local government for the Abaco
Central District has been allotted $1.5 mil-
lion for the fiscal period, a figure which
has doubled in the last few years and Ab-
aco will also have available capital funds.
I hope I'm a Joseph so that blessings will
flow."
Mr. Cooper continued, "In 2002 Amos
Ferguson spoke on zoning controlled
growth versus organic growth. There


has been no controlled growth here and
the problems he predicted have manifest-
ed themselves. The problem on Pelican
Shores and at the Crossing are an example.
If proper zoning were regulated, then ev-
eryone would know what can be built. Dur-
ing the next 10 to 25 years Marsh Harbour
will grow south. The time is right for local
government and the business community
to work together. A critical area is town
planning where skilled persons are needed.
Second homeowners can be used on advi-
sory boards and the Chamber can play an
integral role."
Mr. Cooper then spoke on several situa-
tions of critical importance.
1. The Airport: "The terminal and sur-
rounding areas need immediate attention.
The situation at the airport is embarrassing
to me as an Abaconian. While we wait for
a new terminal which is still under review,
local government and the business commu-
nity must provide an imminent facelift. Lo-
cal government has monies to address these
concerns. Some corporate citizens are also
willing to provide funds. I will be meeting
with Bobby Jones, Airport Manager, to dis-
cuss what can be done. The roundabout at
the entrance to the airport is being adopted
by Winding Bay as a way of partnering. The
business community can adopt parks, pub-
lic spaces and playgrounds as a way to give
back to the community. The young need
playground facilities as a social outlet."
2. Excavation: "Stop orders have been
handed down on the area east of the air-
port. Nice areas are being chopped down.
We need quarry but we need to regulate
it. The quarry mining situation has got out
of hand, but the operators want to do what


is right by the law. Government has lost
much money from the quarrying opera-
tons as the money due to the government
has not been collected."
3. The Crossing: "This is a very sore
point. Marsh Harbour needs another ferry
landing; it has outgrown the Crossing.
4. The Mud and Pigeon Pea: "These are
our greatest social challenges. We have
been sleeping regarding the situation; and
when we awake, it will harm us. Fifty
houses have been pulled down in the last
few days and an assessment has been done.
People have been found to be renting out
houses. Many Haitians are angry at being
mistreated by their own. We must address
this problem; it will not go away. The outer
perimeter has been cleaned so that there is
now better visibility. Roads and lights need
to go in so that everything is exposed. The
government plans to make another subdivi-
sion area further south."
Mr Cooper concluded his talk by en-
couraging everyone to get involved and to
attend local government meetings. "One of
the greatest vehicles towards change in the
community is through local government. I
look forward to working very closely with
all of you to make this community a better
place in which to live and work."
School Superintendent
has ambitious goals
Mrs. Black greeted everybody by saying
how good it is to be back home. Although
she has worked mostly on New Provi-
dence, her foundation was at the Marsh
Harbour Primary School. She has spent

Please see Chamber Page 23


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More Chamber News


Chamber From Page 22
36 years in teaching and has taught mainly
in primary schools as she feels that is the
foundation. "I have sought hard to iden-
tify correct strategies and I'm happy that
I have come to a district with believers.
It is rewarding to work with people who
share a vision of excellence. Most of our
challenges lie in providing skills to survive
plus socialization.
"Our theme this year is Achieving our
dreams through excellence in education.
We encourage feedback, schools thrive
when the community is involved, teachers
cannot do it without the assistance of the
community. In Central Abaco interest has
dwindled but not in North and South Aba-
co. There is now a reduced participation in
the central district in what is important to
the community. We are striving for excel-
lence for every student in every classroom
and in every school."
Mrs. Black then went on to list several
initiatives.
1. To increase capacity in leaders so that
they will not be afraid to carry out their
function on a daily basis.
2. Build capacity in teachers so that they
will be confident of the wherewithal to get
the job done and their challenges will be
overcome one by one.
3. Administration, both private and pub-


lic, will meet monthly.
Her vision for teachers is that they
should be visionaries, organisers, cheer-
leaders (they are quick to point out errors
but fail to give credit), and finally evalua-
tors (finding ways to get better).
Mrs. Black asked members of the
Chamber of Commerce to respect the Em-
ployment Act regarding the employment of
minors and the number of hours they are
allowed to work after school. She encour-
aged them to make sure that their student
employees were not getting too tired and to
make sure that they were completing their
homework and keeping up good grades in
school.
Mr. Michael Albury, President of the
Abaco Chamber of Commerce, suggested
that perhaps business persons should go to
graduating classes to speak to the students
who will be shortly joining the workforce.
Although Mr. Albury was disappointed
at the small turnout for the meeting, he
felt that it was because this was an evening
meeting which was being tried for the first
time. Chamber meetings are normally lun-
cheon meetings and are well attended. He
announced that the next Chamber meeting
which will be a Chamber after Hours at
Fidelity Bahamas on November 8 from 6
to 7:30 p.m. and encouraged members to
renew their memberships and also bring
new members.


Fidelity Bank Hosted
Chamber Members
By Mirella Santillo
The first Chamber After Hours social
gathering took place on November 8th at
the recently opened office of Fidelity Bank
Ltd. Chamber after Hours is a new busi-
ness promotion program sponsored by the
Chamber of Commerce to get its members
participating in social gatherings while
promoting their businesses and exchanging
ideas with other busi-
ness owners.
Mrs. Leazona Rich-
ard, Secretary of the
Chamber of Com-
merce, organized this
first event together
with Mrs. Victoria
Albury, Manager of
Fidelity Bank, Marsh
Harbour Branch. A
wine bar was waiting
for the guests and plat-
ters of hors d'oeuvres
were displayed around
a dramatic flower ar-
rangement at the center
of the bank's lobby. Mrs. Leazona R
Soon after six o' clock Victoria Albury,
the room had filled with wo wa t ir
guests Hours the fnt.
guests. Hours event.


After her welcome address, Mrs. Rich-
ard relinquished the floor to Mrs. Albury,
who outlined the services offered by Fidel-
ity Bank. She explained that in the room
where the reception was taking place, the
Money Center, deposits were made and
Western Union could be used to send mon-
ey overseas. The office next door was the
Private Banking Center reserved for finan-

Please see Chamber Page 30


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A birding trip to Ecuador


By Betsy Bracey
My husband, Woody Bracey, and I took
a trip to Equador for the purpose to see
bird species new to my husband. After
landing in Quito at 10,000 feet we headed
for Guango Lodge at 6,500 feet, famous
for its resident Hummingbirds. Ecuador
has 132 Hummingbird species and all of
them are shimmering, colorful delights that
zip in and out of your camera lens in nano-
seconds. Altogether there are 1600 bird
species within Ecuador's borders.
On day three we drove down the moun-
tain to Cabanas San Isidro, a place famous
for its array of bird life as well as gour-
met cuisine. With birds as our main ob-
jective, it was up at dawn, birding for an
hour, breakfast, more birding, lunch at 1
p.m., siesta 'til 3 p.m. and birding until
dark. After a splendid repast we fell into
our beds in a comfortable cabin surrounded
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woody and Betsy Bracey, long time second
Treasure Cay, took a three week trip to Ecua
that they had not seen before. Dr. Bracey sa
birds of which 306 were new to him.


by rainforest. This went on for a week! We
saw Motmots, Trogons, Barbets, Wood-
creepers, Antbirds, Antpittas, Becards,
Hummingbirds and Tanagers in all their
rainbow colors.
Back to Quito, lying in a 22-mile val-
ley, for the American Birding Association
(ABA) Conference where Robert Ridge-
ly, author of The Birds of Ecuador gave a
most informative talk. A similar schedule
ensued breakfast at 3 a.m., board buses
in pitch dark, drive for two hours up into
the Andes, pile out and walk. Binocu-
lars hung about our necks, water bottles
strapped to our sides, video camera tucked
wherever it would fit, hats and rain gear,
just in case, and there you have it! We all
looked 10 pounds fatter but with the re-
quired serious looks on our faces and ears
pricked, we faced the high altitude forest
full, we hoped, of birds just waiting to be
heard, glimpsed, iden-
tified and ticked off.
WOW!
The intensity with
which these birds were
hunted was a revelation
as was the elation when
success was achieved.
I tell you, birders are a
rare and varied breed,
but there is never a
dull moment. From
dawn until dinner after
dark these folks are in-
trepid. Woe betide the
bird that doesn't show
I homeowners in his face (or tail feath-
ador to see birds ers) as expected for he
w 580 species of will be sought until ei-
ther he does or it's too


dark to see him.
It is truly stunning to look down on
clouds while standing on a 14,500-foot
mountain when four hours before we
were paddling a dugout canoe on an Ama-
zonian river! We almost froze to death at
Antisana Volcano, but it was well worth
it to watch Andean Condors with 10-foot
wingspans glide effortlessly through the
thin air.
Ecuador, in the wild, is a stunning coun-
try from mountain peaks to sea level. Every
conceivable habitat exists: plains, grass-
lands, rocky coasts, beaches, the Gala-
pagos islands, rainforests, jungle and the
clear, cold habitat of the high Andes. For
bird density it is listed third in the world.
Now came the part I was really anxious
for, the Amazon Basin and a week in the
jungle! Again breakfast at 5 a.m., hop into
a dugout canoe, paddle across Lake Pilchi-
cocha, hike through the jungle to the Napo,
board a motorized river canoe and spend
the day birding.
The Napo is swift and wide as it drains
the Andes on its way to the Amazon River
in Brazil. Here live Parrots by the thou-
sands decked out in green, red, yellow and
orange splashes topped by huge eyes and
beaks.
We paddled for hours in dugouts along
narrow streams that wind through the cool
jungle floor listening for Owls, Birds of
Prey, Potoos and Herons. These were
magic moments. There was constant chat-
ter: squawking Parrots, watery music of
Oropendolas, magical notes of the musi-
cian Wren, and bird calls coming from
all around blended with Howler monkey
moans which sounded like a heavy wind
sighing through trees.


The Brac-
eys spent
several
mornings
climbing
suspension
bridge tow-
ers which
are 120
feet high.
They went
from tower
to tower
by walking
over two-
foot-wide
suspension
bridges which bounced up and down as
they moved along. The bridges can be seen
here above the tree tops.
The Suspension Bridge and Towers
were another adventure. One hundred
twenty feet up in the forest canopy where
you walk and bounce across a two-foot
wide suspension bridge from Tower to
Tower. Here you find birds rarely seen:
King and Yellow-headed Vultures, bril-
liant Tanagers, Toucans and Aracaris with
unbelievably large bills, Cotingas, Hon-
eycreepers, Tityras, Hawks, Eagles, and
even a Sloth!
Our three weeks flew by with every
minute showing something special and ex-
citing. Woody saw, heard and identified
580 species of which 306 were new.. A
successful venture!
Woody now has 3400 species on his life
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teachers attended this workshop entitled
Treasures in the Sea. Treasures of the Sea
is a teachers' resource book that is designed
to complement the Ministry of Education's
curriculum for grades 3 through 6. The ob-
jectives of this workshop were to:
Explore major concepts relating to
marine biodiversity and conservation.
Become familiar with activities and re-
sources in Treasures of the Sea.
Discuss connections to the curriculum
and how to incorporate activities into les-
son plans.
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ordinator, Friends of the Environment,
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ing that the materials to be presented were
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Obituaries of Family

and Friends


The funeral for Janet Eleen Lightbourne,
60, a resident of Grand Bahama, formerly
of Cooper's Town, was held at Church of
God Cathedral in Cooper's Town on No-
vember 10. Bishop Archilus Cooper offi-
ciateed. Interment followed in South Side
Cemetery in Cooper's Town.
She is survived by her sons Bertram,
Flint and Cameron; adopted son Trevor
Edgecombe; daughters Victoria, Cherry-
mae, Lisa and.Tanya; adopted daughter
Michelle Forbes; sisters Linda, Betty,
Vernenchia and Sharon; brothers James,
Franklin, John, Audrick, Walter Jr.,
Dave, Fredrick, Darren, Charles and Clif-
ford; son-in-law Stanley Delancy; daugh-
ters-in-law Georgia, Vernae and Pakei-
sha; brothers-in-law Desmond, Jerrome,
Billy and Cephas; sisters-in-law Carolee,
Sheila, Sally, Sylvia, Maggie, Karen,
Edris, Ruthanne and Angie; grandchildren
Ashanthea, Christian, Danielle, Glanessa,
Samantha, Diandra, Andrea, Rondinero,
Serrano, Renaldo, Madea, Mikhail, Ma-
lik, Delisa and Sydney; nieces and neph-
ews Kenneth, Micheal, Jermaine, Jamal,
Jason, Rasheid, Avery, Winton, Bullar,
Jay, Kirk, Aston, Malik, Rodney, Allie,
Darren Jr., Cordero, Dave Jr., Fredrick
Jr.. Ron, Retundo, Shaquille, Dametrius,
Eyvette, Shantel, Portia, Anissa, Sadesha,
Cypria, Keisha, Sanshia, Sharran, Shea,
Audia, Latoya, Celine, Indera, Cyntche,
Sanaka, Sharie, Tasha; Monique, Darian,
Brenae, Keandra, Whitney, Kenson, Ja-
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These students are studying abroad


We are pleased to present more students
who are studying aborad, in Nassau, the
United States and Canada. Abaco can be
proud of this group of students who are
preparing for their future with knowledge
and skills they need to make their lives
more productive and satisfying. They are
showing determination to better themselves
and we wish everyone success. Abaco can
be proud of each one of them.
We congratulate their parents and fam-
ily members who are working hard and
sacrificing to give them a chance to further
their education.
There may be more students away which
we have not listed. We would appreciate
family members or friends calling us at
367-2677 with the information.
Beth Albury is in her first year at Pen-
sacola Chris-
tian College
in Pensaco-
la, Florida,
where she is
majoring in
elementary
education
with a minor
in English. Beth Albury
Beth is the
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Albury
of Man-O-War and is a graduate of Agape
Christian School. She plans to return to
teach on Abaco when she receives her de-
gree.


Diandra Armbrister is in her third year
at the College
of The Baha-
mas in Nas-
sau where she
is majoring in
computer sci-
ence and in-
formation ser-
vices. /
Diandra is Diandra Armbrister
the daughter of
Cindy Armbrister of Murphy Town and is
a graduate of Abaco Central High School.
Lakesha Bodie is in her third year at the
College of
The Bahamas
in Nassau
where she is
majoring in
primary edu-
cation.
Lakesha
is the daugh-
ter of Denise Lakesha Bodie
Bodie and
Arnold Newbold of Green Turtle Cay and
is a graduate of Forest Heights Academy.
LaShondra Curry is continuing her
education at the College of The Bahamas
in Nassau, where she is studying hospital-
ity and tourism management.


LaShon-
dra is the
daughter of
Debbie Sy-
monette of
Green Tur-
tle Cay and
Craig Curry
of Nassau.
She is a
Shgraduate of is a LaShondra Curry
graduate of
St. Francis de Sales School.
Bradley Fox, Jr., is in his third year at
Missouri Val-
ley College in
Marshall, Mis-
souri, where he
is majoring in
business admin-
istration and
computer sci-
ence.
Bradley is
hBradley is Bradley Fox, Jr.
the son of Brad-
ley and Gardenia Fox of Spring City and is
a graduate of St. Francis de Sales School.
Jacara Hudson is in her first year at Lin-
coln College in West Palm Beach, Florida,


where she is
studying to
be a dental
assistant.
Jacara is
the daughter
of Gary and
Donna Hud-
son of Trea-
sure Cay and Jacara Hudson
is a graduate
of Sherlin
Bootle High School.
Eden McIntosh is in her second year at
Saint Leo University in Tampa, Florida.
She is majoring in psychology
Eden is the daughter of James and De-
nise McIntosh of Green Turtle Cay and she
graduated valedictorian of St. Francis de
Sales School.
Miranda McIntosh is in her second
year at the
University .
of Tampa in
Tampa, Fl-
roida and is
studying ac-
counting and
finance.
Miranda
is the daugh- Miranda McIntosh
ter of Lorin-

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Students From Page 26
da McIntosh and Hiriam McIntosh, both
of Treasure Cay. Her stepparents are John
McIntosh and Cinda McIntosh. She gradu-
ated from Forest Heights Academy with a
4.0 grade point average. She is receiving
private funding through a second hom-
eowner in Treasure Cay.
Azriel Jamel Reckley will be graduating
in December
with a bach-
elor's degree
in television
production
from Palm
Beach Atlan-
tic Univer-
sity in West
Palm Beach,
Florida. Aziel Jamel Reckley
Azriel is the son of Donna and Gilbert
Reckley of Marsh Harbour and is a gradu-
ate of Wesley College.
Rashad Reckley is in his first year
at Clarke Atlanta University in Atlanta,
Georgia. He
is majoring
in computer
science.
Rashad is
the son of
Gilbert and
Donnalee
Reckley of
Marsh Har- Rashad Reckley
bour. He
graduated from Agape Christian School.
Leeandra Thompson is in her second
year at the College of The Bahamas in Nas-
sau. She is taking a pre-med course.
Leeandra is the daughter of Lorraine and


Leroy Thompson of Dundas Town and she
is a graduate of Forest Heights Academy.
She received a scholarship from the Col-
lege of The Bahamas and did exceptionally
well on her BGCSE exams.
Shakeliah Thompson is in her fourth
year at Flroida Memorial College in Miami,
Florida. She is majoring in management
information
services and
stays on the
Dean's list.
She will be
graduating in
April 2008.
Shake -
liah is the
daughter of
Lorraine Shakeliah Thompson
and Leroy
Thompson of Dundas Town and is a gradu-
ate of Forest Heights Academy.
Students who have
completed their
course of study.
Jamal McIntosh graduated from Florida
Southern College in December 2006 with
a BME degree in music education. He is
now on the staff at Abaco Central High
School teaching music.
Alexis Sawyer completed her studies at
the College of St. Benedict in Minnesota
and received a bachelor's degree in May
2007 in education. She is now teaching at
Central Abaco Primary School.
Terrinique Pennerman received her
bachelor's degree in December 2006 from
Francis Marion University in South Car-
olina and is now working at a Vachovia
Bank there while she work toward getting
her CPA.


By Michelle Mikula
Ministry of Tourism
On November 15th the Abaco Tourist Of-
fice will host a Tourism Business Meeting
that will highlight the challenges, successes
and community initiatives surrounding this
island's tourism product.
The continuous effort that is being made by
the Ministry of Tourism to convey the mes-
sage that Tourism is everybody's business and
the recent launch of their Domestic Campaign
Let's make it better...again has drawn great
attention to our number one industry, Tour-
ism. With this in view, the Abaco Tourist
Office deemed it important to create a forum
to discuss our tourism business performance.
This important process will include industry
partners, stakeholders and other community
persons whose contributions keep Abaco po-
sitioned as one of the Bahamas leading des-


tinations.
Presenting at this meeting will be Gary
Young, Senior Director of Planning, Research
and Statistics for the Ministry of Tourism who
will report on our overall visitor arrival pat-
terns and performance. Mr. Young will be pro-
viding updated and relevant information from
the exit surveys and immigration cards that
were completed by visitors to Abaco. He will
join Charity Armbrister, Director of the Fam-
ily Islands; Don Cornish, Director of Tourism
for Abaco; and a few industry partners. In ad-
dition, the Abaco Tourist Office will take this
opportunity to re-launch their task forces that
will play a viable role in enhancing the overall
tourism product for this destination.
The Tourism Business Meeting will take
place at St. Andrew's Methodist Church
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By Julian Lockhart
Baker's Bay and the Abaco Club at
Winding Bay both held job fairs in the
last few of weeks as both resorts are look-
ing to expand their construction and per-
manent staff with the new tourist season
fast approaching. Hundreds of individuals
showed up for both job fairs to fill applica-
tions, do interviews and hopefully gain em-
ployment with one of these anchor projects
on Abaco.
Abaco is considered to have basically
100 percent employment with anyone want-
ing a job can have a job. With these new
projects as well as the a development soon
to begin in South Abaco, there shouldn't
be anyone on Abaco who can work who
shouldn't be able to have employment.
However, it is going to be very difficult
for any employer to take the majority of
the applicants applying for these vacancies
seriously with the appearance and presen-
tation of so many.
I watched the crowd build at the Bak-
er's Bay and the Abaco Club job fairs and
was amazed at the way adults showed up
for their interviews. One would have
thought some of them were going to a
club or to hang out with their friends.
Men in jeans and t-shirts, unshaved, hair
not cut, some unclean and with earrings.
The women came with tight jeans, bo-
soms protruding from shirts, short skirts,
blue, red, purple hair and an abundance
of excess jewelry.
Before I go any farther I know some
people might not have anything else to
wear and had to come as they are, but even
if your clothes do not fit business attire,
you can at least be clean, shaven, conser-
vatively dressed and your hair can be as
close to the natural color as possible.


November 15, 2007


. Job applicants need to improve


However, there is certain decor that
one should know and at this point should
be taught in high school for when anyone
goes on a job interview. One should learn
how to dress, how not to dress, what to say
and how to present a professional resume
or curriculum vitae. For men they should
show up with their hair cut. If they have
dreads, then cover them up and keep them
neat, wear a pair of slacks, shoes and no
tennis shoes, and a nice shirt. For women
the different hair colors and fancy hairdos
don't need to be, a conservative top with-
out bosoms jumping out, as little jewelry
as possible, if you wear pants something
soft and not jeans and your skirt should at
least be to your knee.
Your resume should be professionally
done there are a number of places on
Abaco that will type up a resume and make
sure it is done properly, It should have all
your job experiences, full contact and edu-
cation clearly stated on it.
How can any of these resorts take an
applicant seriously who shows up looking
like they are going to the club, when these
resorts are hiring individuals to represent
them before wealthy clients.
I have heard since coming to Abaco a
misconception that these two resorts and
possibly the new ones about to come on
stream have a conspiracy to hire outside of
Abaco first. Actually, any resort on Abaco
would want to hire Abaconians first be-
cause it makes the hiring process easier;
that persons actually have a stake in the
success of the business because of he lives
on Abaco. And the company won't have to
pay for someone to relocate.
However, if Baker's Bay, the Abaco
Club or any other resort can't find quali-
fied workers and just because you want or


think you should have a job doesn't mean
you are qualified for that job then they
have to go off the island to find the people
to give the service they need.
Both of these resorts as well as others
will continue to host job fairs and will be
hiring hundreds more Bahamians over the
next two to three years to represent them,
and it is time for Bahamians to learn how
to present themselves properly on a job in-
terview.
This is not your father, cousin or uncle
giving you a job or applying at the local
chicken shack for employment, Abaco has
reached the point where you are applying


for careers in the hospitality business at
five star, international resorts. Education
and exposure is key in ensuring that Aba-
conians, first off, will be in position to gain
employment. If there are any leftover jobs,
then these resorts can look elsewhere for
employment.
Maybe the Abaco Tourist Office needs
to get involved in teaching individuals how
to interview, what they should wear and
how to develop a resume or CV. This way
they can ensure than only the cream of the
crop is working in the tourism sector and
those that are there are properly trained
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Island School intrigues Abaco teacher


By Jennifer Hudson
Tonia Ferguson, a teacher at the San-
dy Point Primary School, spent the week
of August 5 to 12 at the Island School on
Eleuthera as the recipient of a Friends of
the Environment scholarship. She returned
to Sandy Point full of enthusiasm describ-
ing her experience as "a transforming one
which boosted my energy and added a new
twist to science."
Ms. Ferguson came to Sandy Point after
having taught for seven years in Nassau and
found that the very different environment
took some getting used to after the hustle
and bustle of the capital. However, she
soon began to take an interest in her new en-
vironment and took part in a beach cleanup
with her students. This began her involve-
ment with Friends of the Environment. A
visit by Diane Claridge from the Bahamas
Marine Mammal Survey and a visit to Cross
Harbour where she gained an understanding
of the mangroves peeked her curiosity in the
environment even further. This led to her
desire to attend the Island School.
The Island School was founded in 1998
by Chris Maxey, a 1984 graduate of Yale
University who spent six years as an of-
ficer as a US Navy SEAL before begin-
ning his career as a teacher. The Island
School, which established its roots in 1996
as a residential project involving aquacul-


ture: farming the seas with the goal of con-
serving the wild populations by providing
alternative food sources and jobs for the
people of South Eleuthera, was developed
by members of the Lawrenceville faculty.
The educational philosophy of the school
states: "We believe that the next generation
must be informed and prepared to make dif-
ficult decisions about sustaining the valu-
able resources of our planet. The ability to
understand the complex synthesis of human,
social, political and environmental issues is
critical to our sustainable future. It is our
vision to be a community that fosters the
development of responsible, caring, global
citizens by restoring a sense of wonder and
respect for biotic and cultural complexity."
Year-round the school caters to 9th and
10th grade students from the United States
who are selected to attend because of their
curiosity about the world around them.
During August when the students return to
their classes in the United States, classes
are held at the school to introduce teachers
to what the students have been doing so
that they will be better equipped to assist
students in fitting back into their regular
classrooms. For one week the teachers do
exactly what the students have been doing
with the focus being on science and cre-
ative thinking.
Mathematics, English language and


Ms. Tonia Ferguson spent one week on
Eleuthera at Island School getting a deeper
appreciation of the environment. She is
shown here opening a mold of a reef ball,
a way to encourage corals and reef inhab-
itants to develop.
literature are also taught with a focus on
thinking skills in an open discussion for-
mat. "The Island School is not really about
giving out information but rather encour-
aging the students to ask how things hap-
pen and why. Everyone came with an open
attitude," stated Ms. Ferguson. "The main
study of the school is on how to make the
world we live in better, and one example


of this is the creation of bio diesel which
reuses cooking oil to power vehicles. Ships
donate their used cooking oil to the school
and the Island School uses it to run its vehi-
cles. One school is using it to run its school
bus in the United States."
"We had a full and interesting week of
activities nourishing mind, body and soul,"
enthused Ms. Ferguson. "Fifteen ladies
shared a dormitory on an open campus with
no air conditioning so we slept with the
doors open. Each morning we awoke to be-
gin the day at 7 a.m. with exercises. These
were followed by lecture sessions and field
trips which included many activities such as
a trip to a sand bar, introduction to SCUBA
and kayaking, reef ball construction, snor-
keling, studying ways to breed tilapia, the
study of the habits of bonefish, yoga and
visits to caves and blue holes. We were
shown how the school runs entirely on so-
lar power with the excess being sold to Ba-
hamas Electricity Corporation."
Ms. Ferguson was so inspired by her
week at the Island School that she says,"I
am now running towards the next step and
would very much like to teach there. I am
the kind of teacher who likes to get into the
students' heads and shake it up." Two other
Bahamians, Charlene Carey from BREEF
and Portia Sweeting from the Ministry of
Education also attended.


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jutting out 40 feet from the shoreline have
on the beach? Where is the BEST survey
on this proposal of shoreline change and
land increase of over 12,640 square feet?
Gone are the days when local "yocals"
are going to stand idly by and let persons
who have no vested personal interest in our
community do as they please, whether Ba-
hamian or foreign.
As an owner of vacant land in the High
Rocks area, I am also deeply concerned
with the precedent which this project sets.
I purchased land there in the early 1990s
because it was single family residential. I
do not wish to ever see a concrete jungle
next door to my property.
Town Planning needs to grow some
backbone and stop being intimidated by
the threats of being sued which developers
seem to so quickly discuss and make deci-
sions that will stand up to future scrutiny.
Not all decisions can by made from an eco-
nomic standpoint.
We can change ourselves so much that
the same spark which differentiates us will
be snuffed out. For our children and grand-
children, this project needs to be stopped,
and at the very least, highly amended from
its present form before being allowed to
continue.
Sincerely,
Fumed in Abaco
Promises have not

paved the road
To the Editor of the Abaconian:
It is an absolute disgrace for anyone to
attempt to drive or walk through the inter-
section which connects Batelco and Every
Child Counts school. For three years prom-
ises have been made by local government
that they are going to remedy the appalling
conditions which the children and parents
of this special school must deal with on a


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Sea Shore Villas
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HoF
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Club Soleil
Crystal Villas
Elbow Cay Prop +
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Hope T Hideaways +
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Sea Gull Cottages +
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Tanny Key +
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Sea Level Cottages 4 hse
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366-2053 Alesia's 3 rms
366-2075 Ambassador Inn 6 rms
Bustick Bight Resort 8 rms
352-5458 Conch Inn 9 rms
D's Guest House 6 rms 3
365-5464 Great Abaco Club + 12 hse
365-4047 Island Breezes Motel 8 rms
365-4161 Lofty Fig Villas 6 eff
365-4636 Pelican Beach Villas 6 cott
365-4105 Regattas (Prev. Abaco Towns) 32 effic
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365-5178 Moore's Is Bonefish Camp 8 rm
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53 hse 366-0035
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63 hse 366-0224
3 hse 366-0030
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5 villas 366-0065
43 hse 366-0053
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367-2022
367-3980
367-4000
367-3980
367-4151
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367-2681
367-3600
367-0148


366-6334


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
Island Dreams +
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365-8500
45 hse 365-8507
95 rms 365-8801


Wood Cay
Tangelo Hotel 19 rm 3 villa365-2222
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November 15, 2007
daily basis.
Two summers ago a group of parents
was willing to fix the problem themselves
by installing a drain on the southern edge of
the road to tie in with the existing drain di-
rectly opposite the Batelco office entrance.
They were told by Council members to be
patient as a contract had already been given
to a road repair company, and that prior to
school opening in September of 2006, the
road was going to be newly paved. To date
this has not happened.
To make matters worse, recently a kind-
hearted ready-mix driver tried to improve
some of the potholes by dumping in left-
over concrete, but failed to cordon off the
holes. Unknowing drivers continued on
through the wet cement . which has now
hardened into gullies and craters worse
than before.
The road is so bad that it is nearly im-
passable for the wheelchair bound, and
children who utilize walkers cannot at-
tempt to use it. This is really shameful and
the township should find it in their hearts
and budget in the very near future to rem-
edy this small stretch of roadway which af-
fects over 80 students on their daily arrival
at school.
Thank you kindly,
Liann Key Kaighin

Chamber From Page 23
cial transactions involving savings, fixed
terms deposits, mortgages and even stock
market dealings.
"This is where we help you set your fi-
nancial goals for the future and where we
help you reach them," stated Mrs. Albury.
She invited the guests to visit the Private
Banking Center and retrieve a gift bag
while inspecting the premises. She recom-
mended that people make appointments
with her or one of the representatives to
discuss their private banking needs.
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Chamber after Hours is scheduled to take
place every other month and businesses
belonging to the Chamber of Commerce
may participate. The next business to hold
a Chamber after Hours meeting will be
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Protest From Page 5

them all into a strip so one switch can turn
them all off.
Use energy efficient florescent light
bulbs.
If using an air conditioner, seal around
windows and doors and properly maintain
your air conditioner.
Electric rates and the fuel surcharge
throughout the Bahamas are the same.
However, the cost of producing electricity
is much higher in the Family Islands.
If a consumer has a bill that has in-
creased 30 percent to 40 percent, they are
asked to take their bills to BEC to have it
investigated. They want the public to know
that they are concerned and they will inves-
tigate it individually.
BEC will be holding a workshop within
two weeks to educate the public and listen
to concerns and complaints.
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AA and Al Anon
Meetings
The AA (Alcoholics Anomyous)
group of Marsh Harbour meets Mondays
and Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. and Friday
at noon at the Marsh Harbour Commu-
nity Library.
The AlAnon group of Marsh Harbour
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Emergency Services
Police Marsh Harbour 367-2560
The following services are provided by volunteers
Fire- Marsh Harbour 367-2000
Fire Dundas Town 367-2935 or 4935
Fire -Hope Town VHF Ch 16
Fire Green Turtle Cay 365-4133
Fire Man-0-War 365-6911
BASRA Bah Air Sea Rescue Assoc all areas Marine VHF 16
Hope Town 366-0500 Marsh Harbour 367-3752
GuanaCay 365-5178 Treasure Cay 365-8749


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


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

Airlines Serving Abaco
Abaco Air- Nassau, N Eleuthera, Moores Is 367-2266
Am erican Eagle M iam i ......................................367-2231
Bahamasair- Nassau,W. Palm B, Ft Laud ..........367-2095
Chaulks Ft. Lauderdale ............................... 954-359-0329
Continental Connection Miami
Ft. Laud and W Palm Beach .........................367-3415
Island Express Ft Lauderdale............................367-0169
Southern Air Nassau ..........................................367-2498
Twin Air Calypso Fort Lauderdale .....................367-0140
Vintage Props & Jets New Smyrna B ..............367-4852
Yellow Air Taxi Ft Lauderdale .....................954-359-0292
Local air charters serving Bahamas & S.Florida
A b a co A ir.............................................................. 3 6 7 -2 2 6 6
Cherokee Air Charters .............. .....................367-3450

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

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


S Compliments of The Abaconian

www.abaconian.com
Area code 242 unless noted otherwise

Ferry Schedules Departure times shown Daily service unless noted
Marsh Harbour to Hope Town or Man-0-War 20 minutes from Crossing Beach
Marsh Harbour to Guana Cay 40 minutes
Abaco Ferry Service VHF Ch 16 MH/HT One way $15 / RT $20 Children 6- 12 half fare,
Marsh Harbour > Hope Town 7:00am* 8:50 10:20 12: pm 1:55 3:55* 5:40
(Limited Sunday Schedule) Return 7:55 am 9:30 II 12:30pm* 2:55 5 6:15
Marsh Harbour > White Sound 7am 12pm 3:15 Return 7:40 1:10 4:25
to or from White Sound
Albury's Ferry Service Ph 367-3147 or 367-0290 VHF Ch. 16
Marsh Harbour > Hope Town 7:15 am 9 10:30 12:15 pm 2 4 5:45
Return 8 am 9:45 11:30 1:30 pm 3 4 5 6:30
Marsh Harbour > Man-O-War 10:30 am 12:15 pm 4 5:45*
Return 8 am 11:30 1:30 pm 4:30
Marsh H. > Guana Cay (& Scotland Cay with advance notice) from Conch Inn Not on Sundays
(6:45am Union Jack Dock) 10:30 1:30 pm 3:30
Return 8 am 11:30 2:30 pm 4:45
Same day fare Adult prepaid oneway $16 / Round Trip $22, * Kids 6-11 half, Under 6 free
Green Turtle Ferry Phone 365-4166, 4128, 4151 VHF Ch 16 Ten minute ride
Green T Cay to Treasure Cay 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
Enovahs Bus Service Hourly bus through Murphy Town, Dundas Town & Marsh Harbour to Ferry
dock. Spring City early morning & late afternoon.
The Great Abaco Express Marsh Harbour bus to N Abaco Call 367-2165
Lv Marsh H. 5 am & 12:30 pm, connect with ferry to Grand Bahama & bus to Freeport
Lv Crown Haven 9:30 am & 5:30 pm bringing ferry passengers to Marsh Harbour


Abaco Marinas Slips Fuel Phone
Walker's Cay
Walker's Cay -................................. Closed
Green Turtle Cay
Bluff House ...............45....... F......365-4200
Green Turtle Club .....32....... F......365-4271
Black Sound Marina...15................365-4531
Other Shore Club.......12....... F......365-4195
Abaco Yacht Service..10....... F......365-4033
Treasure Cay
Treasure Cay Marinal50...... F......365-8250
Man-O-War
Man-O-War Marina ...26....... F......365-6008
Marsh Harbour
Boat Harbour Marina 183....... F......367-2736
Conch Inn...................75....... F .....367-4000
Harbour View Marina.36....... F .....367-2182
Marsh Harbour Marina52 F 367 2700
Hope Town
Hope Town Marina.....16...............366-0003
Hope Town Hideaways..................366-0224
Lighthouse Marina .......6....... F......366-0154
Sea Spray ..................50....... F......366-0065
Spanish Cay
Spanish Cay Marina...75....... F......365-0083
Guana Cay
Orchid Bay ............... 32....... F......365-5175
Boats can clear Customs at Green Turtle Cay,
Treasure Cay or Marsh Harbour

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

Points of Interest
Albert Lowe Museum........................................Green Turtle Cay
Capt Roland Roberts House, reef exhibits.......Green Turtle Cay
Memorial Sculpture Garden.......................... Green Turtle Cay
Wyannie Malone Historical Museum........................Hope Town
Elbow Cay Light Station...........................................Hope Town
Walk to & swim on Mermaid Reef off M Harb. Pelican Shore
Drive to & swim in Blue Hole off Treasure Cay farm road
Art studio & working foundry- Little Harbour
Pocket beaches Crossing Beach in Marsh Harbour
Witches Point 3 miles S. of Marsh Harbour
Little Harbour 20 miles S. of Marsh Harbour
Cherokee 23 miles S of Marsh Harbour
Miles of beach are generally on ocean exposures
Treasure Cay Green Turtle Cay
Guana Cay Man-0-War Cay Elbow Cay Casuarina Point *
Bahama Palm Shore Sandy Point & more


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


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


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


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


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reads The
Abaconian


Restaurant Guide
Prices $ Low, $$ Moderate, $$$ Upper
(Based on dinner entree range)
+ Picnic tables & restroom only t Provides ride from town
Marsh Harbour
Anglers................ ........... $$$ ...........367-2158
Curly Tails .....................$$$ .............367-4444
G ino's .................................$ ........ 367-2002
Golden Grouper ..............$...........367-2301
Hummingbird....................$$............. 367-2922
Jamie's Place.....................$ .............367-2880
Jib Room .........................$$ ............. 367-2700
Kentucky Fried Chicken .............. 367-2615
Mangoes ......................$$$ .............367-2366
Pop's Place ........................$ .....+.....367-3796
Sapodilly's ...................$$$ .............367-3498
Sea Shells .........................$ .............367-4460
Snack Shack ........... $..... .....+... 367-4005
Snappas .............................$ ............. 367-2278
Subway .................................... .. 367-2798
Wallys .........................$$$ ............. 367-2074
Dundas Town
Mother Merle's .................$$

Hope Town
Abaco Inn ...................$$$ .............366-0133
Cap'n Jacks .......................$ .............366-0247
Harbour's Edge............... $$.............366-0087
H T Harbour Lodge .......$$$.............366-0095
Munchies ................... ....... .....366-0423
Sea Spray .................. $$ ..........366-0065
Man-O-War
Hibiscus ................................. 365-6380
Island Treats Snack Bar..................... 365-6501
Guana Cay
Blue Water Grill..............$$$ .............365-5230
Grabbers ......................$$$ .............365-5133
Guana Seaside .............$$$ .............365-5106
Nippers ........................$$$ ............365-5143
O rchid Bay ....................................... 265-5175
Treasure Cay
Florence's Cafe .................$
Coconuts......................
Harbour Cafe ....................$.............365-8635
Hudson's Delight ...............$............365-8648
Spinnaker Restaurant ...$$$.............365-8469
Touch of Class .............$$$ .............365-8195
Green Turtle Cay
Bluff House ....................$$$.............365-4200
Jolly Roger Bistro.............$$ ............. 365-4200
Green Turtle Club .........$$$.............365-4271
Harvey's Island Grill.........$$ ............. 365-4389
Laura's Kitchen ...............$$ .............365-4287
Mclntosh's Restaurant ....$$.............365-4625
Plymouth Rock Cafe .......................... 365-4234
Rooster's Rest ................$$ ....... ....365-4066
Sundowners ..................................... 365-4060
Wrecking Tree Restaurant
Harbour Caf6 (ferry dock) $...........365-8635
Sandy I HCae pen Nightsnly I
Nancy's ........................
Pete & Gays .................$$$ ............366-4119
Rickmon Bonefish Lodge................... 366-4477




Please bring errors & revisions to our attention Rev 20 Sep 07


Visitors' Guide
Restaurants Services Transportation


Bikes & Scooters Boats Cars & Carts
Rentals Marsh Harbour
A & P Car Rentals ............................. 367-2655
B & B Boat Rentals ............................ 367-7368
Bargain Car Rentals........................... 367-0500
Blue Wave Boat Rentals ................... 367-3910
Concept Boat Rentals ..................... 367-5570
Power Cat Boat Rentals ................................
Quality Star Car Rentals (Texaco)..... 367-2979
Rainbow Boat Rentals ................... 367-4602
Rental Wheels Scooters, Bikes, Cars 367-4643
Rich's Boat Rentals .......................... 367-2742
Sea Horse Boat Rentals ................. 367-2513
Sea Star Car Rentals ........................ 367-4887
Green Turtle Cay
Bay Street Rentals + ........477-5300 365-4070
Brendals Dive Bikes & Kayak rental .. 365-4411
C & D Cart Rental ............................. 365-4084
D & P Cart Rental ............................. 365-4655
Donnie's Boat Rentals ....................... 365-4119
New Plymouth Cart Rentals..365-4188 or 4149
Reef Boat Rentals ............................. 365-4145
Sea Side Carts +..............................477-5497
T & A Cart Rentals............................. 375-8055
Guana Cay
Donna Sands Cart Rentals ............... 365-5195
Dive Guana Boats & Bikes................. 365-5178
Man-O-War
Conch Pearl Boat Rentals.................. 365-6502
Island Treasures Cart Rentals........... 365-6072
Ria-Mar Golf Cart Rentals.................. 365-6024
Waterways Boat Rental .357-6540 & 365-6143
Hope Town
Cat's Paw Boat Rentals ..................... 366-0380
Hope Town Cart Rentals ................... 366-0064
Island Cart Rentals ........................... 366-0448
Island Marine Boat Rentals ............... 366-0282
J R's Cart Rental ............................. 366-0361
Sea Horse Boat Rentals .................... 366-0023
T & N Cart Rentals............................. 366-0069
Treasure Cay
Alison Car Rent ................ ......... 365-8193
Cash's Carts ...................................... 365-8771
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The


Abaconian


SEC" I ON


VOLUME 14, NUMBER 23, NOVEMBER 15th, 2007

Youth Month was celebrated with a parade

Green Turtle Cay students emphasized positive factors


Noel interrupted

Halloween


October was National Youth Month and Amy Roberts Primary held a service to honor primary school students for academic
held a Youth March and Fun Day on October 20th. Each grade achievement during the 2006-2007 school year. Amy Roberts
made a banner based on a theme of encouraging positive youth Primary's top students of 2006-2007 were Nicola Roberts and
development. They marched around town displaying their ban- Shelby Sawyer (1st grade), Nathan Roberts, Christopher Lowe
ners. After the march they returned to school and a special lunch and William Phillips (2nd grade), Kai Survance (3rd grade),
was offered. Parents and friends were also invited to join the Christa Sawyer and Rebecca Roberts (4th grade), Kenneth Rob-
children for the lunch and the games that followed. Mr. Eu- erts and Kirsta Curry (5th grade), and Amanda Mclntosh and
gene Lowe and Mr. Matthew Lowe organized the games. The Colby Cross (6th grade). Thanks to Robin Phillips for the photo
students had a great time, and it was a great start to their mid- and Annabelle Cross for the details.
term break. During Youth Month the North Abaco Youth Council


Contract is signed to take

water to Cherokee


On October 10 the Abaco Club at Winding Bay signed a contract with Apex Under-
ground Utilities and Construction Ltd. to lay water pipes through the settlement of
Cherokee Sound to provide that town with water. This benefit to Cherokee was one of
the conditions of the Heads of Agreement between the Abaco Club and the Bahamian
government. The water line comes from the Abaco Club at Winding Bay who agreed
to supply the town with water from its reverse osmosis plant. Homes in the Yellow
Wood area between Winding Bay and Cherokee have already been hooked up. Shown
here are Mr. Ezra Fox, a partner in Apex; Mr. Franklyn Hall, Project Manager with
the Abaco Club overseeing installation; and Mr. Floyd Swain, General Manager at
Winding Bay. The company is about half finished the project. Work was delayed be-
cause the rock they are digging through is harder than expected and Tropical Storm
Noel slowed their progress.


Schedule of upcoming events
Many activites take place on Abaco during the Thanksgiving week. Mark your cal-
endar so you don't miss the events you want to attend.
* Treasure Cay Open House new Volunteer Fire Department Nov. 18 at 10:30 a.m.
* Auskell Open House Medical Spa Center Marsh Harbour Nov. 19 at 9-11 a.m.
* Hope Town Harbour Lodge Art Show November 23 at 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
* Buds n' Blooms and Simcoe Jewellery Open House November 23 at 6-9 p.m.
* Hope Town Box Car Derby November 24 Races start at 12 Noon
* Dance Production Abaco Beach Resort November 24 Shows at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.
* Wood You Open House November 30 at 5-8 p.m.


Man-O-War students excel
At the end of last year
grade two students in
government schools
throughout The Baha-
mas took a reading test.
According to an an-
nouncement by District
Superintendent, Mrs.
Lenora Black, the stu-
dents from Man-O-War
All Age School received
the highest scores in the
nation. Parents, teach-
ers and friends would
like to congratulate
Abby Philpott, Kyle
Reeves and Felicia
Roberts. Kyle is stand-
ing behind Abby and
Felicia.


With winds blowing hard and intermittent
rain, Trick or Treaters were frustrated
that they were hampered in their quest
for goodies. The Abaconian camera found
these two youngsters who are having fun
between bands of rain. Their costumes
seemed to be rain resistant. Some Hallow-
een parties took place on the weekend be-
fore Halloween.


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Page 2 B The Abaconian


November 15, 2007


South Abaco News


Cherokee Sound tractor has promised our homeowners that conducted by Rev. Stephen Hale while the as Junior), and two sisters, Sharon Sawyer
after the fill and pipes have settled down guest speaker was Rev. Laverne Lockhart and Vashti Albury.
y Lee inder more solidly into the earth, they will come from Nassau. He married Geraldine Mae Bethel, a lo-
Progress Can back and smooth the ground out to the way Luncheon was prepared by the various cal girl, and they had recently celebrated
Be Messy Thing it was and repair the roads. church ladies (and gentlemen) and served their 45th anniversary. They lived in Cher-
Ditches are being dug and water pipes Church News immediately following the service across okee all their lives. As an Abaco fisherman
are being laid so that the people of Chero- Five churches came together for a grand the road at the W.W. Sands Community he knew people throughout the islands.
kee will soon have water piped directly to Fellowship Meeting at Epworth Chapel in Center. The weather cooperated with lots Lambert gave up going to sea only a few
their homes in Cherokee. Cherokee Sound on October 14 including of sunshine and cool breezes and visitors years back after being diagnosed with a se-
The company has already completed St. James Methodist from Hope Town, St. passed the time of day and renewed old rious heart problem. The couple had only
the Yellow Wood area. And even though Andrews Methodist from Dundas Town, friendships under the shade of the old one son, Terrance, who gave them three
the service was much sought after, it has Kirk of the Pines Presbyterian Church almond tree. I believe everyone who at- lovely grandchildren.
turned out to be a dirty job (which we from Marsh Harbour and Assemblies of tended felt that it was truly memorable A quiet person whose greatest joy was
knew it would be). God in Cherokee. day and they were very glad that they to take his two grandson's fishing, and his
The crew began by cutting the ditches The Chapel will hold upwards of 175 came. only granddaughter was the apple of his
around the perimeter of the village, then worshipers, and it was full to capacity with Condolences eye. He loved to cook and made some of
down the middle of our roads (sidewalks), small children doubling up on the seats and Our sincere sympathy is extended to the the best Johnny Cake around. He will be
and with the recent rains many areas are more standing at the back. Each church family of Lambert Charles Albury, eldest missed by his many friends, family and
now a muddy mess. However, the work- presented a musical rendition and the min- son of Charles Whitman and Inez Albury, close neighbours.
man are moving very quickly and the con- isters all took part in the service which was born January 12th, 1939, who passed awayay he rest in peace.
suddenly on Friday morning, October 26, Sandy Point
and was buried in the local cemetery on the
following Sunday afternoon. By Tonya Ferguson
Lambert was the oldest of eight children, Town Celebrates a Tradition
a farmer and a fisherman, and is survived Youngsters and those young at heart
by four living brothers, Kenneth, Cedric,
Lionel and Charles Whitman (better known Please see South Page 4






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The Epworth Chapel choir was one of the groups who sang at the combined service of
five churches on October 14 in Cherokee. The churches were three Methodist churches,
a Presbyterian Church and an Assembly of God Church.


Abaco Real Estate Agency

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


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

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


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

Interior Lots 20, 12 & 13 are oversized interior
lots priced to sell.All 3 lots approx. 100' wide
by 180' deep (18,000 sq. ft).
B$37,000each Gross
Purchaser Pays 1/2 Stamp Tax & Own Legal Fees.


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

Exclusive Listing

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

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


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


Guana Cay
"NewPrice 10,400 + sq.ft.
residential

Exclusive Listing
MLS # 1062
This property great views of both the Atlantic
and Sea-of-Abaco.This is the best deal on
Guana Cay and won't last hurry !!!
B$99,000Gross
Purchaser Pays 1/2 Stamp Tax & Own Legal Fees.

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

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


Long Beach -The Manhattan

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


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

Guana Cay

LUnique "Turn
Key" buisness
opportunity
Exclusive Listing
MLS # 1064

Sea ShoresVillas (3 2 bd 1-1/2 bath villas),
Swimming pool, 250' long protected Marina,
Laundromat, Gift Shop & Storage Building.
B$2,900,000 Gross
Purchaser Pays 1/2 Stamp Tax & Own Legal Fees.


Joe's Creek

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


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


Schooner Bay
'Ideal location for
boutique type
resort or a family
estate.
Exclusive Listing
MLS # 1101
Two side-by-side parcels directly on Schooner
Bay beach. Parcel I is 13.30 acres with 313.91'
of beachfront.
B$1,585,000 Gross
Purchaser Pays 1/2 Stamp Tax & Own Legal Fees.








November 15, 2007 The Abaconian Page 3 B


www.SIRbahamas.com


W(nique Properties Local Knowledge

Member of the Abaco MLS... another reason to list with us.


IDAHAMA PAL VI UKL fZ~D33 I KAINS
BEACHFRONT 4 bed, 4 bath home on I acre witl
beach Solid CBS construction 15 KW generator
Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com
242.367.5046 www.SIRbahamas.com


JIL DKBRLZE CASUARINA POINT #3954 LL
100 feet of CANALFRONT3 bed I bath vila, lead
$995,000. h, , , ,


Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com
242.367.5046 www.SIRbahamas.com


BONEFISH VILLA GREEN TURTLE CAY #3208 TURTLE'S NES


$495,000.


on a beautifully landscaped 3 acres of property $3,800,000.
Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com
242.577.0298 www.SIRbahamas.com


GREEN TURTLE CAY #3208C TURTLE'S COTTA(
HARBOURFRONT 2 bed 2 bath home, 925 sq ft garage/storag
100 ft dock permit Lot 5,000 sq ft plus $950,000.
Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com
242.577.0298 www.SIRbahamas.com


GUANA CAY #3001


GUANA BEACH H(


HIGH RUCKS #3248


VILLA EF


LUBBERS QUARTERS #2425


MANGRALA LUBBERS QUARTERS #3785


Property dimensions: bU nt on the waterx Zql Tt d
Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com
242.366.0163 www.SIRbahamas.com


$650,000.


Bill.Albury@SothebysRealty.com
242.367.5046 www.SIRbahamas.com


1 $980,000.


Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com
242.367.5046 www.SIRbahamas.com


$690,000.


Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com
242.367.5046 www.SIRbahamas.com


LUBBERS QUARTERS #3850 SEA WIND LUBBERS QUARTERS #3851
WATERFRONT on the Sea oAbaco 2 bedroom I bath home, VIEW OF THE SEA OFABACO Ney constr
plus dock with sufficient water at low tide $429,000 home Steps from a beautiful beach Sh1


Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com
242.367.5046 www.SIRbahamas.com


NEW PRICE NEW LIS ING
SEA BREEZE MARSH HARBOUR #4136 CASA SERENA


$319,000.


Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com
242.367.5046 www.SIRbahamas.com


apartment upstairs Great vews dock access $1,599,000.
Bill.Albury@SothebysRealty.com
242.367.5046 www.SIRbahamas.com


MARSH HARBOUR #3467


NEW PRICE
ABACO HOUSE


Great views from wide verandahs $795,000.
Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com
242.367.5046 www.SIRbahamas.com


SUGAR LOAF CAY #2817


NEW PRICE

PARROT POINT


I bed I bath cottage Electricity from mainland $2,875,000.
George.Damianos@SothebysRealty.com
242.362.4211 www.SIRbahamas.com


TREASURE CAY #1660


SERENITY


TILLOO CAY #3657


NEW PRICE

FARS DE


bed 6 bath, hangar and docng for 80 ft vessel $5,950,000.
Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com
242.367.5046 www.SIRbahamas.com


HOUSE TREASURE CAY #3073


$5,200,000.


Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com
242.577.0298 www.SIRbahamas.com


Kerry Sullivan
t 242.366.0163
11/15/07


TILLOO CAY #3981


NEW LISTING

TILLOO PROPERTY


view from this 40 ftelevation dock, large basin $2,890,000.
Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com
242.367.5046 www.SIRbahamas.com


MY ISLAND RETREAT TREASURE CAY #2516


$1,300,000.


Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com
242.577.0298 www.SIRbahamas.com


Laurie Schreiner Jane Patterson
t. 242.367.5046 t 242.366.0035


Stan Sawyer
t 242.577.0298


BillAlbury
t 242.367.5046


with apartment, central A/C, generator $868,000.
Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com
242.577.0298 www.SIRbahamas.com

LOTS e ACREAGE
NDER CONTRACT GREEN TURTLE CAY
oco BAY LOT EF: #303 I $650,000.
contact Stan Sawyer: 2425770298

kEW PRICE BAHAMA CORAL ISLAND
S 58, BLOCK I I, SUBDIVISION REF: #335
$17,400.
Contact Stan Sawyer: 2425770298


TILLOO CAY #3792 ONE ACRE WATERFRON
WATERFRONT great elevation and room for a protected dock
with good water depth $350,000.
Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com
242.367.5046 www.SIRbahamas.com


TREASURE CAY #3079 SAND BANKS H/


Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com
242.577.0298 www.SIRbahamas.com


MARSH HARBOUR
O-ACRES ON WATERFRONT REF:
Contact Laurie Schreiner: 2

BAHAMA PALM SHORES


$650,000.


$2,500,000.


: 4071 Good residential area $30,000.
SAlbury: 2423675046
CONTINUED IN SECTION A, PAGE 3


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$520,000.






Page 4 B The Abaconian


More South Abaco News


South From Page 2
celebrated the age-old tradition of the Guy
Fawkes bonfire on November 5. Mrs. Zel-
ma Bain organized the event which began
with the judging of Guy Fawkes manne-
quins prior to the bonfire on Monday eve-
ning. The winner of the event was a high
school student from St. Francis de Sales
Catholic School. Contestants ranged from
students to professionals. The mannequins
were displayed for all passers-by to see
near Eric's Pub.
The bonfire, commemorating a foiled
attempt more than 400 years ago, was held
at the Government Dock. Here, youngsters
chanted "Kill him. Kill him." Then, like
other former British colonies do, the man-
nequins were set afire. Following the tra-


ditional bonfire, the night skies came alive
with the colourful display of fireworks.
Community Policing Initiative
The children in the Sandy Point com-
munity are getting a new attitude. They are
engaged weekly in strict police drill-train-
ing regiments and learning discipline and
ethics through a new initiative being of-
fered by police officers of the Sandy Point
Community Policing Section of the Royal
Bahamas Police Force.
Headed by Police Constable Datus Far-
rington, officers of the Sandy Point Com-
munity Policing Program have "taken the
bull by the horns" in crime prevention by
molding the character and attitude of the
children under their influence through a new
community effort. Assisted by Reserve Po-
lice Constables David Lightbourne, Lowell


Burrows, and Nicholas Roberts, the offi-
cers have formed the first ever Sandy Point
Community Youth Marching Band.
Since his arrival in Sandy Point in early
October, 2007, Const. Farrington realized
that the children in the area were searching
for something more positive to become in-
volved with after school. Mr. Farrington,
who is an eight-year veteran of the Royal
Bahamas Police Force, began meeting
with a few area teens, holding pep talks
with them. It was this opportunity to chat


with them that he discovered what they
wanted to see happening in their area that
would be safe, enjoyable and at the same
time educational for them. It was at this
time that the idea of forming the Sandy
Point Community Youth Marching Band
was born.
Having received the blessing from the
Officer-in-Charge of The Abaco District,

Please see South Page 5


Mrs. Zelma Bain, her son and other youngsters created a couple of Guy Fawkes manne-
quins for the Guy Fawkes celebration held on November 3. The celebration brings out ev-
eryone in town and is a night of fun and games. It raises funds for community projects.




LIGHTING



SHOWROOM


The principal of James A. Pinder Primary School, Ms. Brenell Clarke, center, received
a check for reading books for grade three. The check was presented by Ms. Della Kelly,
President of the Sandy Point Development Association, right, and Mrs. Penny Bain, Vice
President of the Sandy Point Development Association, on the left. The Sandy Point De-
velopment Association has raised funds for many community projects through fish fries
and home coming activites, enough money over many years to construct a hurricane shel-
ter and community center in the new subdivision just outside the town on high ground.



MIe of Pa 3 *lm m
Aisle of Palm Realty SOLD Pr 9~
P.O. BoxAB 20900 s Fax 242-367-0081
Marsh Harbour, Fax: 242-367-0081
MarPalm Reaty email: brent@aisleofpalmrealty.com
Abaco, Bahamasm website : www.aisleofpalmrealty.com


Brent Cartwright, Broker, BRI
Phone 367-0080


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


Hope Town 1374 Best priced sandy beach lot on island.
Beautifully landscaped and ready for building.
Little Harbour 1335 Spacious 2/2 cottage on large
hillside lot, great ocean views.
The Abaco Club 1363 Two adjacent beach lots with
unobstructed views of Winding Bay.
Yellowwood Five hillside lots with views of Winding Bay
available starting at $61,900
Guana beachfront home 1256 3/2 on high dune, endless
views. Great rental history.
Marsh Harbour home 1364 2/2 on lovely landscaped
lot. Centrally located. $206,000
Sea Glass 1337 3/2 home on Guana Cay with beach
access just steps away. $439,000
Watching Bay 1392 Fabulous hill top lot with great
views. Short walk to beach.
The Abaco Club on Winding Bay 4 cottages and 3 lots
in bankruptcy sale. Great potential for the right buyer.
Call for details.
Watching Bay Three adjacent lots near the entrance
of this new subdivision just outside the settlement of
Cherokee.


Maria Silvester, BRI Rhiannon Thomas
Phone 367-0080 Phone 365-5003


Kristin Williams
Phone 367-0080


Nikhil Shah
Phone 367-0080


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


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CEILING FANS EXHAUST FANS

CHANDELIERS TRACK LIGHTS

EXIT LIGHTS EMERGENCY LIGHTS

PIPE AND FITTINGS WIRE

BREAKERS PANELS FUSES

CONTACTORS RELAYS

STANDBY SYSTEMS

Don MacKay Boulevard Marsh Harbour
Across the street from St. John the Baptist Anglican Church


November 15, 2007


NOW






November 15, 2007

A well deserved Associate Degree


By Jennifer Hudson
Congratulations to Mrs. Ruth Flowers
on the attainment of an Associate Degree
in Business Administration from the Suc-
cess Training College in Nassau. Mrs.
Flowers was presented with her certificate
at the Commencement Ceremony on July
19 after successfully completing two years
of study.
The course comprised a series of ten-
week semesters during which she traveled
into Nassau every weekend to attend the
Saturday classes. "The course involves a
lot of studying, assignments and reports but
results in a great sense of self fulfillment
which can ultimately lead to improved job
status," she stated.
Mrs. Flowers has held the post of Ad-
ministrative Assistant in the Marsh Har-
bour Administration Office for the past 16
years and has worked with more than one
dozen different Island Administrators dur-


ing that time.
"I would encourage every person, espe-
cially those in the workplace, without a
degree to get
one as it is
really worth-
while "
stated Mrs.
Flowers,
who loved
being back
in school as
she met so Ruth Flowers
many peo-
ple. "People were there from all walks of
life from all over the Bahamas and even
abroad police officers, offshore bankers,
government and corporate employees, and
persons from the private sectors all try-
ing to upgrade themselves for promotions
or salary increases. I totally enjoyed it and
intend to work towards my Bachelor's De-


gree from Nova University in Nassau be-
ginning September 2008."
In September 2007 the Success Training
College extended classes to Abaco. Classes
are held at the Abaco Central High School
every Saturday during ten week semesters.
Presently the only course being offered is
Business Administration and 25 students
are enrolled. Information may be obtained
from Ms. Enid White, Administrator's
Office and Ms. Barbara Williams, Social
Services.


South From Page 4

Supt. Wayne Miller, Mr. Farrington and
his three reservist police officers have
been meeting every Thursday evening ever
since.
"The program is in its infancy stage at
this time as the children are presently being
introduced to basic drills that will prepare


Abaco Artists Show in Nassau


The Abaconian Page 5 B
them to march in unison. In the New Year
the children will be introduced to various
musical instruments and trained to play
them." Mr. Farrington stated that he is
very optimistic and predicts that by sum-
mer 2008 the children will be in uniforms
and ready to perform for the enjoyment of
the entire Abaco community during festi-
vals, concerts, church services and other
community events.

Friends of the Environment
Presents
Hints for Helping Our
Environment
Landscape with native trees
and plants well adaped to our
climate.
Mow your grass no shorter
than three inches to cut its
need for water. Lawn irriga-
tion can account for up to 50
percent of residential water


By Jennifer Hudson
Four Abaco artists traveled to Nassau to
participate in the Bahamas National Trust
Art Show on October 26 and 27. Jeep
Byers, Kim Roberts, Marjolein Scott and
Herman Schadt were among approximately
30 artists from throughout The Bahamas
showing at the event.
The first evening consisted of a wine
tasting and art auction for members of the
Bahamas National Trust at which paintings
by Mr. Byers and Mrs. Scott were among
those auctioned for the Bahamas National
Trust. Members were able to meet with the
artists and sample wines from many dif-
ferent countries. The following day the art


show was open to the public and the entire
event was very well attended.
During their short stay in Nassau Mrs.
Scott and Mr. Byers donated their time to
decorate the Abaco Room at the Cancer
Caring Centre with art donated by them-
selves and other Abaco artists. They are
still in need of a few pieces to complete
the decoration of the room. If any artists
would like to donate a framed painting or
print, please call Marjolein Scott at 367
2744.



It Pays to Advertise


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Waterfront Beach Terrace, Pool
2B/2B furnished- Beside Mermaid Reef
Week, Month, Year call 242-367-0518 or 577-0451


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- Screened and covered porches on two sides
- Granite countertops, designer tiles, custom cabinets
- Swimming pool and sun deck
- Recreation gazebo and outdoor BBQ station
- Day dock and private beach
- On-site handyman & gardener


-Secure gated development
- High speed internet and cable ready
- Backup generator
- One minute walk to HT/MOW ferries
- Excellent rental potential
- Access to beautiful Crossing Beach


Sensibly Designed Afforably Priced Great Location Fabulous Views


NOW SELLING! Pre-construction prices available until Dec 31st, 2007
2 bed/2.5 bath units (920 sq.ft under A/C, 320 sq.ft covered porches) starting at B $445,000*
S3 bed/3.5 bath on two floors (1,612 sq.ft under A/C, 382 sq.ft covered porches) starting at B $695,000*
(* excludes purchaser's share of Government Stamp Tax (5%) and purchaser's legal fees)

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News of the Cays


Green Turtle Cay
By Annabelle Cross
2007 is quickly slipping into the pages
of history! Green Turtle Cay has settled into
the quiet days of fall after an exciting and
busy summer. The long days of summer
were filled with boating, fishing, swim-
ming, picnics and other outdoor activities.
By the end of August the only reminder
of summer was the heat and everyone was
getting ready to go back to school.
School News
School began on September 3rd with
a few changes at Amy Roberts Primary.
Mrs. Anne Bootle retired at the end of June
as principal and Mrs. Glendina Sawyer has
been appointed as the new principal. Mrs.
Sara Roberts, Mrs. Alexandria Sawyer
and Mrs. Maria Schrack are all back for
another school year and joining the teach-
ing staff is Ms. Donnell Major. Mr. Vogel
Williams will continue to teach physical
education on Fridays and Mr. Brown, a
native of Costa Rica, will teach Spanish
on Mondays. There are 62 students in the
school. Mrs. Winnie Bodie continues as


janitress and "grammy" to the students!
Over the summer holiday al lot of effort
went into completing the renovations and
remodeling of the school. The new kitchen
is now fully functional and the school is
looking for a lunch vendor. The school
campus is now completely enclosed for the
security and safety of the students.
A Parents Meeting was held on Septem-
ber 17 to introduce the new staff members
and Abaco's new District Superintendent,
Mrs. Lenora Black. Mrs. Black addressed
the well attended meeting and her remarks
were very enlightening. She is an excel-
lent speaker who genuinely cares for the
students in this country. She is ready to
work with the teachers on Abaco to raise
the standard and see that Abaco students
are once again recognized for their excel-
lence.
Tiny Turtles Preschool is in full swing
with 15 students. Ms. Annabelle and Ms.
Denise are back with the Tiny Turtles for
what looks like a busy year. Eight of the
students are preparing for their entry into
primary school. Tiny Turtles works closely
with Amy Roberts Primary to ensure that


the transition to primary school is smooth
and the students are familiar with the mate-
rials and methods.
Concerns of parents
With our rapidly changing world, and
more specifically our country, Green Tur-
tle Cay has also seen many changes. Our
children are now exposed to more influ-
ences and much of what they are exposed
to is not always positive. There is much
concern for the youth and the need to have
young people involved in positive activi-
ties. Two meetings have been called by
the Local Government District Council to
discuss the concerns. At the first meeting
there was more of a group discussion and
individuals voiced their concerns. It was
felt that there should be a police officer in
attendance to hear the concerns of mischief
and alleged drug use.
Another meeting was scheduled and
Mrs. Lenora Black, District Superinten-


dent of Education; Mr. Theophilus Cox,
Administrator for North Abaco; Chief In-
spector Robert Simmons; and local officer
Sgt. Derek Ferguson addressed the meet-
ing. Parents were reminded of their re-
sponsibility to their children. They must set
a good example for their children to follow
and there must also be encouragement for
the children to succeed. Sgt. Ferguson re-
minded everyone that there is a difference
between a problems and a crime. Many of
the concerns that he hears are not crimes
and many must be dealt with by parents.
As our world changes, we, too, must keep
up with the changes and how they affect
our children. More than ever, parents must
be involved in their children's lives.
Festival news
The Island Roots Heritage Festival
Committee held its annual Guy Fawkes
Please see Cays Page 8


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November 15th 2007


t Mailin Sands
Sales Associate
Member of the Abaco Multiple Listing Service
Marsh Harbour, Abaco
Ph.# 242-367-2992
mailin@coldwellbankerbahamas.com


Chris Farrington, BRI
Sales Associate
Member of the Abaco Multiple Listing Service
Green Turtle Cay, Abaco
Ph# 242- 365-4695
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Lee Pinder
Cherokee Sound, Abaco
Ph# 242-366-2053
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SI MAGNIFICENT ACREAGE

"Pascoe House"


EXCLUSIVE AGENTS

GREEN TURTLE CAY A community of 23 3-bedroom Colonial-style homes unde
development. The homes front scenic Black Sound, parks and
common areas. Dockage is available. Leeward is modeled after Abaco's historic
New Plymouth, a white-picket-fence village of New England-style cottages, quaint
restaurants and bars. Homes starting at $1,050,000. Call Chris


GREEN TURTLE CAY #6227 "Coco Sands" Two story 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths,
Dinning and Kitchen. 2,400 s.f. of wrap around porches with spectacular Ocean
views. Completed in January 2007, this tastefully furnished home includes
everything you could imagine $ 950,000.00 Call Chris


I.LI* ~ I -.


Lot 1- Hilltop Lot with breathtaking views ot the Atlantic Ucean, Comprises approx. 0. / acres.- Uttered at
US$195,000.00
Lot 3 & 4- Waterfront- Located on the rocky shoreline. Lot 3 approx 50,000sq.ft,-US$312,000, Lot 4 comprises
approx. 47,900 sq.ft -US$300,000
Lot 2H- Waterfront- Featuring approx. 184' on the rocky shoreline of the Atlantic and comprising approx 37,368
sq.ft-$265,000
Lot 4C- Hilltop- Comprising 27,260sq.ft and overlooks the Creeks towards Cherokee Sound.-$120,000 Owner
Motivated!


Leisure Lee- #5366 3beds/2
baths home tucked away in
Leisure Lee and offers privacy.
Features about 1,600 sq.ft of
living space. Also boasts wrap
around porch and The area has
community beach access-
$295,000


Man-O-War Cay # 5509- 3bed,
3bath, two story home near
Atlantic Ocean. Upstairs loft,
17.5 KW generator, outdoor
patios, basement,manicured lawn
$750,000.00-Call Mailin


Treasure Cay 4 bedroom 3bath
home located on Ocean Boulevard.
features 95' of gorgeous, powder
white beachfront. $1,500,000.00
or any reasonable offer Call
Chris


Yellowwood- #6210
2bed/2bath 1,280 sq ft home
on 15,000 sq ft lot. Minutes
away from Winding Bay and
Cherokee Sound- $199,000
Call Mailin


GTC #6077 2bed/2.5 bath house in
Harbour View Estates Nearby doclking is
available at Little Harbour.Tastefully
furnished, beautifully landscaped
grounds Excellent rental history
Offered at $490,000.00 Call Chris


Treasure Cay- #5740
Beachfront 2 bed/2bath villa
with a "Lagoon" style swimming
pool. Offered at $565,000 Call
Chris.


Manjack Cay 10 acres sea to
sea.
Beautiful beachfront at both sides
& protected anchorage. Great
development property Offered a
$2,000,000.00 -Call today.


Marsh Harbour # 6085-Newly
renovated 2bed/lbath home
comprising 1,230 sq.ft. This
home is in immaculate
condition, features a laundry and
storage area and it's yard is
completely fenced in. $250,000


*Bahama Palm Shores -
#5742- Beachfront lot 200 x
416 Offered at US$550,000.00
*Or split lot in half 100 x 416
Offered at US$300,000.00 -
Call Mailin


Green Turtle Cay, Big Bluff-
#5878 1/2 acre + waterfront
lot, ideal lot for house & dock-
Offered at $476,000.00- Call
Chris


crtItII Uille aynl- 1.0 aUce
beachfront lot located on the
most beautiful beach on the
island. Approx. 130' on the
beach and 560' deep.
$665,000.00 Call Chris


Green Turtle #6023
3bed/3bath home.
Tastefully furnished and
has dock, swimming pool
and large deck.
$1,265,000.00 Call Chris


4.763 acre property comprises approx. 600 ft of harbour
front in the Pelican Shores area and features a deep water dock.
The 2-bed, 1.5- bath Pascoe House has 2,500 sq ft of living
space with the living room and patio commanding gorgeous
harbour views. The property includes a 2 bed/2 bath guest
cottage with porch, a 1 bed/1 bath cottage, dock house, one car
garage and generator house. Beautifully landscaped garden.
US$4,500,000-Call Mailin

Call today for an appointment to view


Bahama Palm Shores -
#5670 3 bed, 2 bath, 4,876
sq ft island home on 2 acre lot
with 220' ofbeachfront, guest
quarters, pool house,
generator and pool and more!
$995,000.00- Call Mailin


Long Beach- #5520- Vacant interior lot
in growing subdivision This comer lot is
approx 1/4 acre and would be an ideal
spot for building your home. Long Beach
features community beach access to a
magnificent powder white beach. Call
today. -$50,000- OWNER
MOTIVATED! Call Maiin


*Murphy Town- Vacant Lots near Great Cistern across from waterfront.
Corner Lot ( 104 x 120) $ 45,000.00
(101 x208) $ 65,000.00 (NEW LISTING) Call Lee
*Green Turtle Cay, Coco Bay- vacant lot, beach access, 9000 sq.ft. -
$95,000.00
*Green Turtle Cay, Island Reach-vacant lot, 1.5 acres, beautiful views -
$1,200,000.00 (New Listing) Call Chris
*Green Turtle Cay Estates Vacant lot, 1/4 acre $ 75,000.00 (NEW
LISTING) Call Chris
*Turtle Rocks- Multi family lot, 27,507 sq.ft., power & cable to boundary,
beach access, $85,000.00
*Green Turtle Cay, Coco Bay- Wooded Lot Ready to build. $120,000.00
Call Chris


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More News of the Cays

Cays Fm P e 6 on December 8th. The event will be under ing the signs of aging and deterioration and
the distinguished patronage of the Rt. Hon. the congregation decided to build a new
Family Fun Night on November 5th. For Hubert Ingraham, Prime Minister of The church very similar to the original church.
the first time in five years, the weather was Bahamas. The evening includes dinner at The foundation has been laid and church
absolutely beautiful and the committee was one of Abaco's finest resorts and dancing members are working hard to see that the
able to set up on the festival site! A crowd to the sounds of Tabatha and the Express building is completed. A fair was held on
turned out for great food, the "guys," the Band of Nassau. Tickets are limited and are November 10 to raise funds for the church
bonfire and an evening of fun. I know that available at Island Property Management building. Church members and friends
the burgers and fritters were excellent and and the Green Turtle Club. This event will came out in support of their effort.
I saw a few "guys" being entered in the be a great start to the 2007 holiday season. New arrival
competition, but the rest for me is based Once again the proceeds will help fund the Congratulations to Michael and Melin-
on hearsay! I volunteered to help with the 2008 Island Roots Heritage Festival. da Sawyer on the birth of their daughter
hay-less Hay Ride and this took me onto A new Junanoo group has been organized Jenna Gabrielle on September 19. Wait-
the street. For the children this is the most and is headed by Willard Demeritte, Ar- ing to welcome baby Jenna home was her
popular event of the evening. After a Green Turtle Cay celebrated Guy Fawkes nold Newbold and Darren Ford. They have big brother, Michael, Jr. along with proud
"fight" for one of the limited tickets, they with a familty fun night party to benefit the been practicing each week and are busy grandparents, Curtis and Eileen Hodgkins
climbed into the back of a big truck for Island Roots Heritage Festival. pasting costumes for the 2008 New Year's and Anne Sawyer, and her aunts, uncles
a ride into the dark areas where surpris- b Day parade. The annual parade, which at- and cousins.
es awaited. The screams can be heard all successfully burned at the end of the tracts many, many persons to Green Turtle, Noel passed by GTC
A*evening. The event was a huge success and t
around. Some returned with tears stream- success and is very expensive to organize. The group We did not welcome the visit of Tropical
Around. Some returned with tears stream- will b used t und te r ar fn n
ing down their faces, vowing never to do it proceeds will be used to fund the 2008 has been working hard to raise funds and Storm Noel on November 1st but thankful-
again (not until next year). Many will try to IsndRoots Heritage Festival. Informa- any support is greatly appreciated. ly he left without causing much damage. It
buy a ticket on every ride. After about six the wibsite < www.islandrootsheritagefes- Church News was reported that the winds gusted to more
rides the drivers and supervisors are worn tival.com> The original Anglican Church on GTC than 60 mph here on GTC. The children
out and can hardly hear! The children talk The Festival Committee is finalizing was an impressive building and had a con- had an extended mid-term break as Abaco
about it for days. From all accounts the ac- the plans for An Evening of Bahamian El- gregation that included most residents of was under a Tropical Storm warning for a
tivities on the site, including the dancing egance to be held at the Green Ture Club the island. Many older persons were chris- few days. Hopefully, we've seen the worst
of the guys, were entertaining. The guys tened in the Anglican Church. The original of the 2007 hurricane season. Our thoughts
building was destroyed in the hurricane of are with the people in the southeastern Ba-
1932 and a smaller church was built on the hamas who are trying to recover from the
property. This smaller church was show- flood water brought Noel.

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Rent your apartment or find an apartment to rent.We can help.
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Lofty Fig Villas This 1.5 acre property located directly across from Agape Villa Murphy Town Two free standing structures containing For sale three lots located on South Lubbers Quarters in the Abaco
Mangoes Restaurant in the heart four one-bedroom, one bathroom Ocean Club Estate. Lots number I 44, 112. These lots are priced individu-
of the water front restaurant dis- apartment units that are fully ally.
trict is ready to become the most furnished with central air con- Lot # I1 11,022 sf. $85,000 gross Lot #44 13,307 sf $98,000 gross
sought after gated residence in ditioning. Sits on 15,000 sq. ft. Lot # 112 20,485 sf. $175,000 gross
Marsh Harbour. This property Landscaped. All units are rented.
has alreadyben prove n e. n re rene One lot in Murphy Town Subdivision on Shell Road Lot size
has already been approved for RECUDED $291,500 Person pur- 131 x I10 (14,41(UNDER CONTRACT
toun house or condoo-style accommodations. The investor with the vision for chasing this will have an instant business.
creating something special will make this one of the most unique and upscale t b i cFor sale 15 acres of land at Baker's Heights near Leisure
Three bedroom, two bathroom home, fully furnished, central
properties on Abaco. REDUCED $1,957,000 net ar o o n s. t. Lee off the Treasure Cay Highway. Priced at $450,000 this property will go
air conditioning, on 9,000 sq. ft.
Great Business Opportunity a two-story building that has a Landscaped with beautiful trees fast. Calltoday
total of 19,300 sq. ft. There are and lawn. Rented. REDUCED Two lots for sale located on hillside in Yellowwood-
7 apartment units on top floor $185,000. Can be sold separately Property adjacent to The Abaco Club on Winding Bay
that are rented and two huge or with above property. Lot# 7 G3 size 12,600 s.f. $63,000 gross
office spaces on the bottom floor Lot # 7 G4 size 12,600 s.f. $63,000 gross
that are rented. This building is Duplex for sale off Forest Drive two,two bedroom / one bath
17Duplex for sale off Forest Drive in Dundas Town 2 two
located in Marsh Harbour and is on three lots that are 100' x 120', bringing apartment units, fully furnished. D ex for sale of Foret Drie in unds Ton 2 to
the total land space to 36,000 sq. ft. REDUCED $1,266,900 gross One unit has central A/C and bedroom, one bath each, both with attached aundry room $200,000 net
Fourplex for sale 3 two-bedroom, one bathroom, fully furnished apt, washer & dryer. The other unit has Duplex for sale off Forest Drive 2 one bedroom, one bath
Fourplex for sale 3 two-bedroom, one bathroom, fully furnished apt, .
also one split-level three bed- window A/C unit in the bedroom. each. $137,800 net
also one split-level three bed-
room, two and half bathroom.Building sits on lot 131 x 90 Duplex for sale off Forest Drive in Murphy Town 2 two
Property 80' x 100'. Oleander property, landscaped. Appraisal value this year at $242,356. This is priced to bedroom, one bath $185,500 net
Property 80' x 100'. Oleander bedroom, one bath $185,500 net
Drive across from Friendship sell at $190,000 net. Purchaser pays legal fee and govt tax. Persons interested
Tabernacle Church, Dundas should call or come in, We will find a way to work something out for you. Triplex for sale Murphy Town 2 one-bedroom, one-bath and I
Tabernacle Church, Dundas two-bedroom, one-bath. $159,000 net
Town. REDUCED $397,500 Nine lots for sale in new gated community in Great Cistern, Abaco.
Four bedroom, 4 bathroom house with covered back patio, Residential only For sale duplex 2 two-bedroom, one bath and a two-bedroom, one
or edroo athroo ho e with overed a atio Lot #12 8,491 sf $29,803 gross Lot #17 11,741 sf $41,210 gross bath home. Both $315,000 net
columns House is 4000 s. ft. Lot #13 11,759sf $41,274 gross Lot #18 10,868sf $38,146 gross For sale water view lot in Murphy Town, 9213 s.f.
columns. onouse is ae sq. p rt. y Lot #14 8,800 sf $30,888 gross Lot #19 12,514 sf $43,924 gross $35,200 net
situated on I/4 acre of property Lot #15 IUNDER CONTRACT Igross Lot #20 10,474 sf $36,763 gross
in Bahama Palm Shores. Central Lot #16 12,010 sf $42,155 gross For sale water front home in Sandy Point, Abaco, 3
air conditioning, Jacuzzi tub bedroom, 3 bath, 2000 s.f. Ig. sunken living room, TV rom, dining room adn
in master bath. Appraised at Ig. kitchen on 26,000 s.f. of land. Call for pricing
$600,000 REDUCED $402,800
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Treasure Cay Properties Offered by Treasure Cay Specialists

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"NEW" STORAGE UNITS, centrally located in
Treasure Cay town centre. Storage units come
in assorted sizes for boats, cars, golf carts and
"stuff." EXC. Starting at $25,000 FGS
CONDOMIUM DEVELOPMENTS
1. CARLETON LANDING
Newest opportunity
Canal front condo and cottage units with
available boat slips
Starting at $680,000 +14%closing
2. PALM BAY
Townhouse units in protected harbour with
boat slips
Phase One SOLD OUT
Phase Two COMING SOON
3. THE COTTAGES
Now the newest oceanfront development
on Treasure Cay beach comprising 10
individual luxury units
Starting at $750,000 + 14% closing
4. BAHAMA BEACH CLUB
Luxury condominium project on Treasure
Cay Beach. 3 bed / 3 bath / Den / Lanai / on-
site pool and many other features
Starting at $907,500 Plus 14% closing
5. ROYAL POINCIANA TOWNHOUSES
on-site pool and tennis, newly completed
luxury townhouse units directly on
Treaure Cay each totalling 3 bed/4 1/2
baths plus loft bedroom/den
Ground floor garage, 2 bed/2 bath with
ocean front patio
First floor open concept living / dining/
kitchen plus master bedrom suite, all
ocean views with patio/ balcony
Loft bedroom/ den with ocean view
MLS $2,075,000 + 7.5% Closing
MARINER'S COVE
Townhouse condos with on- site tennis, heated
pool, office, laundry
Marina view, 2 bed/ 1 1/2 bath, fully furnished,
never rented, extra feathures.
MUST SEE FGS $351,000
Marina view, 1 bed / 1 bath upstairs good
rental potential $220,150 FGS
Marina view, 2 bed/ 2 bath and unit fully
furnished- storm shutters- good rental
potential $351,000 FGS

TREASURE LANDING
Unit #4 Upstairs 3 bed/2bath fully furnished,
direct beach access. Good rental investment
EXC. $514,250 FGS
ROYAL PALM
Canal Front Condos with on-site Tennis and
Pool
2 bed / 2 bath lower unit, 16' wide slip,
includes golf cart and 22' boat
MOTIVATED SELLER EXC. $553,500 FGS


TREASURE HOUSE
Ocean front luxury octagonal units with lagoon/
pool/waterfall. Good rental potential.
Unit #7 Two storey 2 bed/ 2 bath home.
MLS $636,000 + 7.5% closing
Unit #9 Two storey 2 bed/ 2 bath home
MLS $575,000 + 7.5% closing
BAHAMA BEACH CLUB
Resale condos available in first completed project.
Ready to go. Both units never rented but definite
potential. MUST SEE PROPERTIES.
Upstairs unit 3 bed / 2 bath with den / op
tional 4th bed. Completely and tastefully
furnished. 6-seat golf cart included.
VERY MOTIVATED SELLER
EXC. $765,000 +14%
Downstairs unit 3 bed / 2 bath with den/
optional 4th bed. Completely and tastefully
furnished with many extra features including
garage and Ford Taurus $1,002,000 FGS
ATLANTIS
Canal Front Condos with on-site Pool
Bldg 1 Lower unit 2 bed / 2 bath, 15'wide
boat slip, includes car. Newly decroated.
MUST SEE EXC. $500,000 FGS
Bldg 4 Downstari 2 bed / 2 bath,
totally redone, So, 2
\ EXC. $435,600 FGS
SAND DOLLAR
Unit #3 Ocean front, downstairs 2 bed/2 bath,
fully furnished. $640,000 FGS
ROYAL POINCIANA
Ocean Front Condos with on site pool and
tennis
3 bed / 3 bath upper unit, fully furnished,
beach front, with good rental potential.
Priced to sell. $897,900
OCEAN VILLA SUBDIVISION
Special gardenI ar pool, 2 bed / 2
bath. Great\ ..th many repeat
guests EXC.$369,000 FGS
Second row beach with direct ocean access.
Great view. 2 bed / 2 bath, many special
features. MUST SEE EXC. $553,500 FGS
SANDPIPER BEACH
"Lacey Daze" Spectacular 4 bed/ 3 1/2 bath CBS
home with panoramic ocean views and
direct beach access from every room but
one via decks and patios. The main house
has living/ dining/ kitchen/ master bedroom
suite, two guest bedrooms with bath, powder
room, double garage and utility/ workshop
area. Included with its own entrance is a
private 1 bedroom/ 1 bath apartment with
an open living/ dining/kitchen with its own
deck.Many features. MUST SEE.
EXC. $2,220,000 FGS

ABBREVIATION CODE
EXC Exclusive listing
FGS Full gross or all-inclusive price
MLS Multiple Listing
List price plus buyer's closing
Treasure Cay has one of the world's best Beaches


GALLEON BAY ESTATES
"Gramling House" newly built, 2 storey home
located on Galleon Bay canal with a 45' dock.
Upper level has 4 bed/ 2 bath. Open living/
dining/ kitchen. Lower level has 2 bed/ 1 bath,
laundry room pl us covered open boat/car
storage MUST SELL EXC $794,500 +7.5%
"Fish Tales" unique canal front 3 bed / 3 bath
home on 2 full lots, 180' waterfront with 118'
serviced dock, deep water, great for larger
boat. MUST SEE! MLS$2,525,000 + 7.5%
LEEWARD BEACH ESTATES
"Trident"/"Turquoise Seas" You cannot be more
"on the beach" than in this special home.
Offering 3 bed / 3 1/2 bath in the main house
with detached garage / bed / bath / attic plus
storage. Vast deck oceanside with widow's
walk. WOW!
MLS $2,800,000 + 7.5% closing
"Cross Winds" Split level CBS home extra large
lot across from 2 beach greenways. Private.
Master bed/ bath suite upstairs. Lower level 2
bed / 2 bath, cozy living room/ kitchen/
dining/ utility. Apartment annex 1bed/ 1 bed,
living kitchen, enclosed patio. Plus! Plus! Plus!
MLS $820,000 + 7.5% closing
WINDWARD BEACH ESTATES
"Dream Point" Special CBS split level home
located on a corner lot near "The Point" with
two choices of direct beach access. Upper
level has master bedroom with ensuite bath
plus two guest bdrooms and bath. On the split
level there is the main entry into a large open
living/dining area, modern well-equipped
kitchen. All rooms open onto a wrap-around
partially covered deck overlooking the garden.
Ground level has an extra large garage/
workshop with lots of storage.
EXC. $996,300 FGS
ROCK POINT
"Pilot House" special unique location with a
commanding, enviable view of the Sea of
Abaco. Water front home, 2 storey, CBS/
frame. Upstairs master and guest bed, 2 baths,
large living/ dinning/open kitchen; lower level
1bed / 1 bath, 2 car garage plus 1 car/boat
garage. MLS $1,160,000 + 7.5% closing
Apartment four-plex, 2 storey CBS building,
each level has 2 full apartments with 2 bed,
1 bath, living/dining/kitchen. Great rental invest
ment. MUST SEE! EXC. $400,000 FGS

VACANT LOTS AVAILABLE
Ocean front properties
Casuarina Beach/Ocean Blvd.
Sand Piper Beach
Sunrise Point Beginning at $1,250,000 FGS
Canal Front Beginning at $325,000 FGS
Rock Point Waterfront, bulkheaded
Beginning at $360,000 FGS
Golf Course / Interior
Beginning at $60,000 FGS


Golf Course, Tennis, full service Marina, just naming a few amenities.
Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information We not only sell here, we live here and love it.
Mailing address: P.O. Box AB22183, Treasure Cay, Abaco, Bahamas
E-mail: info@treasurecayrealestate.com






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Primary teachers learn to
rebuild the writing foundation
By Samantha V. Evans
The entire district of Abaco held a pro-
fessional workshop for teachers on Octo-
ber 24th. The primary school teachers met
at St. Andrews Methodist Church Hall for
a day of learning to sharpen their skills.
The focus of this workshop was on writ-
ing. The theme chosen was Rebuilding the
Writing Foundation. Writing is one of the
foundational skills necessary for learning
to take place.
Mrs. Lenora Black, Abaco's Education


District Superintendent, told the teachers
that writing scores are bad all across The
Bahamas and this area is in need of much
remediation. Abaco's writing grade now
stands at an 'E' so this indicates that some-
thing is wrong with the writing rubrics be-
ing used by teachers. Hence, Mrs. Black
believes that the timing is perfect for new
strategies and activities to be covered to
better meet the writing needs of all students
in the classroom.
This workshop covered a number of
skills. It looked at strategies that can be
used in the classroom to improve students'
writing and ways to motivate students to
write. The teachers need to look at dif-
ferent activities to motivate their students
because what is being done is not work-


ing well enough for them to improve their
writing skills.
Mrs. Black firmly believes that once the
foundation is laid correctly, students will
continue to excel throughout high school.
This is not happening now because some
very important steps in the foundational
learning process are missing.
The sessions were very exciting, fun
and interactive. A number of teachers were
on the program which helped to make the
skills addressed more teacher-friendly.
Some best practices were shared by Mr.
Larry Elkins, a teacher from Man-O-War
Primary School who spoke on the topic
Motivating Students to Write. His session
was very practical and upbeat which made
his topic flow very well.
Education Officer for Primary School
Curriculum, Ms. Felemease Sawyer, pre-
sented on Motivating Students to Write


through Activities. She gave them the fol-
lowing points to remember: use oral lan-
guage to express writing, build students'
self-esteem through writing, teachers must
guide the students through the writing pro-
cess, show young writers how to improve
their writing, and have activities that mo-
tivate, innovate, are designed to stimulate
and improve students' writing.
Mrs. Black led the session on Assessing
Children's Writing. She told the teachers
to be objective when reading the writing
of students. Teachers were encouraged
to remember that primary school writers
are simply beginners so they must grade
their work appropriately. She believes that
teachers miss good writing opportunities
because many do not take advantage of
things going on in the communities where
Please see School Page 11


The professional day for high school teachers gave teachers background material on how
to assist students taking the BJC and BJCSE exams and on grading. This seminar was
held at Central Abaco Primary School on October 22 for high school staff.


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lie Kenny, Subject Secretary for Technical the internet to allow teachers to develop a Bishop Campbell, head of the Christian
School From Page 10 Studies, who covered the topic of course pool of ideas aimed at improving the grad- Council. The event was the long awaited

the students live. If they do this, they will work for BJC and BGCSE examinations, ing system. Awards Ceremony that takes place every
find that students will produce better work. and by Ms. Sharon Poitier, Senior Educa- The event was moderated by Mr. Leslie year when students are acknowledged for
This session was the first step to help s tion Officer for Social Studies, who talked Rolle. their academic performances of the pre-
This session was the first step to help stu-
dents develop a love for writing and to be- on the subject of grading. Abaco Central Hig h vious school year. This year's ceremony
come better writers. Mrs. Poitier recommended to avoid took place on October 22.
over-grading and to grade on-going assign- Awards Ceremony was held Ms. James congratulated the honor stu-
High school teachers ments sparingly. She reminded the teachers By Mirella Santillo dents, stating, "To the award students, you

study exams and grading to use consistency in grading. She felt that Sitting in an orderly manner in the have the power to bring about change,"
By Mirella Santillo the educational system should find way to school's courtyard, close to 600 students and to the other students,"If you apply
A professional day was held at Central assess the students with a goal to improve and their teachers awaited the arrival of yourselves just a little bit more, next year
Abaco Primary School on October 24th for their performance as opposed to the tradi- Ms. Vanessa James, Acting Principal; you'll have your time."
the high school teachers of Abaco, both tional system of reward and punishment. In Mrs. Lenora Black, the new District Su- The dynamics of the assembly were to
publthe high school c and privatechers ofspite of the nature of the island which is so perintendent; Mr. Cephus Cooper, Senior

The seminar was presented by Ms Ju- spread out, she thought that a communica- Administrator for Central Abaco; guest Please see School Page 12
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# 602 15,334 s/f canal corner lot w/197' seawall $334,000.
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School From Page 11
congratulate the achievements of the better
students and to boost the potentials of the
ones who were not being rewarded.
"Maximize your potential," urged Mrs.
Lenora Black. She quoted one of George
Orwell's character in Animal Farm, the
horse, who kept saying, "I must work
hard." And to bring out the hero in each
one, "You must work hard," she insisted.
She asked the honor students to encourage
their class mates and to discourage disrup-
tive behaviors."
Mr. Cooper acknowledged four of the
teachers as being part of his staff when he
was principal: Mrs. Isobel Sherman, Mrs.
Eva Adderley, Mrs. Agatha Simms and his
wife, Mrs. Cooper. He congratulated the


honored students and noted the neat ap-
pearance of all the students present. "You
look like you are going some place," he
said. Elaborating on the school motto for
the school year Dream, Work, Succeed, he
reminded the students to dream about their
future. "If your mind can conceive it, then
you can achieve it." He quoted the famous
words of Dr. Martin Luther King, "I have
a dream."
Pastor Benjamin of New Vision Minis-
tries asked how many students had passed
their examinations with "A" and congratu-
lated them because he himself had not had
"A" grades. He elaborated on the mean-
ing of success and asked the students not
to let success hold them back. "Success is
not what you get, but it is what you give.
Success is what you are. If you share, if




I-9


Students of the Wesley College Marching Band held mini-concerts in several communi-
ties in celebration of Youth Month. The first performance was held in Marsh Harbour on
October 5th with others in Cherokee Sound and in Cooper's Town. The songs included
a Bahamian Junkanoo medley. Rev. Charles Carey was assisted by Mr. Marvin Russell.
Special thanks was extended to Y'Cares Family and Fashion Center for their assistance
with this event.


you give, that is success. Work hard and
remember: Success is who I am, what I
give."
The students on the Principal's List
and Honor Roll received their trophies as
well as the students who earned Top Sub-
ject Certificates and Special Awards. A
ninth grade student, Shaquille Jones, had
to be given a box to hold all his trophies,
he had so many. Zandria Wells, grade 7,
and Ashley Whylly, grade 11, also made
the Principal's List. Special Effort awards
went to students who took the BGCSE ex-
ams in grade 9. They were Shaquille Jones
and Shannon Paul. Beatrice Altidor and
Shannalee Paul were recognized for their
achievement in Spanish. They will be en-
tering the Cadet Program sponsored by
the Ministry of Tourism for them to learn
Spanish. The group this past year went to
Costa Rica for one month during the sum-


mer vacation.
Educators Receive
First Aid Training
By Samanth V. Evans
The Department of Education has dis-
tributed 162 first aid kits to the teaching
staff in the public schools of the Abaco
district. These kits are for classroom use
during emergencies only. The Department
of Education has collaborated with the
Department of Public Health to facilitate
Basic First Aid training on routine pre-
cautions and emergency treatment for all
school personnel including clerical and
custodial staff. This training was facilitated
by Mrs. Sandy Edwards, the Adolescent
Health Education Coordinator for Abaco.

Please see School Page 13


Many students at Abaco Central High School received trophies and certificates acknowl-
edging their academic success. This group includes the students on the Principal's List
and the Honor Roll.


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Teachers from the public schools in Cen-
tral, South and North Abaco had the basic
training during September.
First aid is the immediate care given to
a victim before a professional healthcare
practitioner arrives. If a child were to get
injured on the school campus, the teacher
has a responsibility to keep the child safe
and to protect herself from harm. The
training does not certify them to be experts
but rather educate them so that they have
enough information to keep a child stable


until help arrives. Mrs. Edwards went
through the symptoms of some common
emergencies and some brief emergency
tactics with the teachers. The training took
approximately two hours.
The Department of Education takes
the safety of students very seriously and
is proud to do their part to ensure that all
teachers have access to an emergency kit in
their classroom. Since they have partnered
with the Department of Public Health, the
government clinics on the island are will-
ing to respond to any emergency they may
have.


Grade 9 Spelling Bee
By Samantha V. Evans
The first spelling bee for the 2007-08
school year was held on November 9th at
the Learning Resource Center in Marsh
Harbour with grade nine students. The ob-
jectives of the Spelling Bee are to assist
students in developing good spelling hab-
its, expand the students' ability in express
themselves and develop the awareness of
accurate usage of words and vocabulary.
The entire program received a face lift as
Mr. Leslie Rolle, Senior Education Of-
ficer for Secondary Schools, now has the
responsibility for the grades 7-9 competi-
tions.
Additionally, the District Superinten-
dent, Mrs. Lenora Black, came to encour-
age the students. She explained that the
skills needed to remember spelling words
requires them to know the origin and the
part of speech. Studying the words will re-
sult in their becoming better writers, better
speakers and skilled at developing strate-
gies that can help them to excel. She told
them that the young man who did not win
the Spelling Bee last year decided to re-en-


ter and won $35,000 as he secured the first
place prize. Hence, she told them that what
happened that day should be a learning ex-
perience and not viewed as defeat.
Seven schools submitted students for
this competition. These schools were Aba-
co Central High, Agape Christian School,
Forest Heights Academy, Long Bay
School, Moore's Island All Age School,
Sherlin Bootle High and St. Francis de
Sales School. The 19 students gave their all
as they confidently spelled all words from
the seen list. They were all good spellers.
At the end of 16 rounds, the third place
spot was claimed by Felicia Romer from
S.C. Bootle High.
It was not until nearly the 30th round that
Yonick Aaron from St. Francis de Sales
had to settle for second place as dynamic
speller Paxton Lowe from Agape Chris-
tian School proved to be the best speller in
grade nine. It was clear that these students
were the best in their grade level.
The Ministry of Education would like
to commend the hard working members of
Please see School Page 16


Sixteen studens from seven schools competed for top honours in the Spelling Bee spon-
sored by the Ministry of Education. They were all excellent spellers but in the end Paxton
Lowe from Agape Christian School came in first place.

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the organizing committee for ensuring that
everything that was needed to make this
year's competition a success was in place.
The members are Samantha V. Evans,
Roberta Lindsay, Rochelle Russell, Mar-
garet Phillips, Miriam Fredericks, Nadira
Kawalram, Shantel Cox, Anne Bootle, and
Simone Pinder. Also assisting was Mrs.
Sandy Edwards. The judges were Anita
Rolle, Valerie Whyly, Samantha V. Evans
and Beatrice Moxey. The trophies were
donated by Strachan's Construction.
Long Bay School
Expands Curriculum
By Samantha V. Evans
After 10 years of offering the resi-
dents of Abaco quality education, Long
Bay School has expanded its curriculum.
Besides the core subjects that all schools


offer, this school, under the leadership of
Mrs. Jacqueline Collie, is now offering
specialty subjects. Ms. Bertha Francisco,
who is from Mexico, is the Spanish and
computer science teacher. Ms. Francisco
is a trained technician and has taken on
the task of ensuring that all of the school's
computers are working to their full capaci-
ty. Additionally, the junior school students
can now take technical drawing and the
high school students graphical communica-
tion. Long Bay School has had many gifted
and academically talented students pass
through their doors. Mrs. Collie is proud
that her daughter, Elizabeth Collie, who
graduated from this school, has now come
back to teach biology and chemistry in the
junior high school. Principal Collie sees
Elizabeth as a great inspiration to students
because she has attended the school and
can attest to the quality of the education
provided. This year promises to be an ex-


cellent one for the students who have never
had such a full contingent of teachers.
St. Francis Recognized
Outstanding Students
By Samantha V. Evans
Students at St. Francis de Sales re-
ceived their awards on October 25th for
excelling during last school year. The pri-
mary school awards were given out at the
Catholic Church. Joining the St. Francis
family for the first time was the District
Superintendent, Mrs. Lenora Black. Prin-
cipal Kumar introduced her as a dedicat-
ed, passionate person, exactly what Abaco
needs in this island's development.
Mrs. Kumar said that their success
last school year depended on many fac-
tors including the support of their parents.
Students in grades K-5 last year received
awards for good citizenship, good behav-
ior, Christian attitude, study habits, physi-
cal education, computer science and all of
the usual academic subjects. Students from
grades 3-6 also received awards for achiev-
ing first and second honors. Students who
did not make the honor roll but performed
well received a honorable mention award.
Mrs. Black told the students that she
enjoyed watching them receive their
awards for working hard. She stated that
they should realize by now that hard work
does pay off. She was especially pleased


that so many students received awards for
citizenship and good Christian attitude.
Her charge to the students was to keep the
joy and satisfaction of today throughout
this school year.
After lunch during a hard afternoon
rain, the high school students were de-
termined to receive their awards as well.
Like with the primary school, high flyers
received awards for excelling in academ-
ics and sports. Students who passed more
than four BJC's with grade C or better re-
ceived special medals. They were Marcus
Sands, Jessica Joseph, Joy Archer, Seren-
ity Murray, Kayvania McIntosh, Kandera
Kemp, Carlos Sawyer, Olessya Simon,
Cameron Archer, Alexandria Archer,
A'mad Johnson and Charnice Jones. The
school honored those high school students
who performed well in district competi-
tions last school year.
One of the great areas of achievement
was to see many male students receive
awards who really shone last school year.
This is a great new trend and was a en-
couraging for Mrs. Kumar, who has seen
the boys struggle to compete with the
girls for a long time. She encouraged the
male students to continue to shine so that
they can give the females a run for their
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Central Abaco Primary
Back to School Night
By Samantha V. Evans
Partnership is a must if schools are to


succeed at preparing the students for the
world of work. On October 10 Central Ab-
aco Primary School held its Back to School
Night to welcome parents and for them
to meet their child's teacher. Mr. Leroy
Thompson moderated this event and went
over the school's rules and regulations


for the parents. He told them that they set
school rules that the students are expected
to obey so he encouraged parents to do the
same. He told them that too many of the
students are coming to school late and re-
minded them that school begins promptly
at 8:45 a.m.
He wants all parents to be aware of the
following rules: students are not to wear
jewelry to school at anytime; they must at-
tend school everyday; students are to refrain
from fighting, cursing, and stealing; they are
not allowed to leave the compound during
the school day; no indecent material is al-
lowed on the compound; and students are ex-
pected to respect all adult personnel. If stu-
dents continue to break the school rules they
will be spanked, suspended and parents will
be held liable to replace any items damaged
by their child. School is the place where stu-
dents are expected to take learning seriously
so no cellular phones are permitted.


He encouraged parents to be positive
role models for their children because they
will repeat the good and the bad things that
they see them do.
Principal Mills told parents to speak
with her if there is a problem and not to go
to the teachers' classroom to make a scene.
She expressed her sincere thanks to all of
the parents who came out to this event.
Supt. Lenora Black greeted the parents
and spoke to them, encouraging them to be
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gifted but they need the encouragement of
their parents. She would like to see the par-
ents take a greater interest in the education
of their children by giving them a chance
to get the basic education.
Mrs. Black explained that she would
Please see School Page 18


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like to see the parents pursuing higher
education as well. They have no excuse
because BTVI is here, COB is here, and
Success Training College is here. This is a
great motivator for their children because
once they see mommy and daddy hitting
the books, they will do so as well. They
must make a decision to be people of ex-
cellence.
Finally, Mrs. Black told the parents that
too many children are out on the streets late
at night, 10 11 p.m., when they should be
in bed. She warned parents that all school-
aged children should be inside at a descent
hour. She warned them that if she sees them
on the street that she will report them the
parents to Social Services for neglect! She


stated that a lot has changed since she left
in 1972. She is surprised that things such
as good manners and behavior are missing
from many of the children. She encouraged
parents to get with the times because the
only thing that is constant is change. Mrs.
Black made it clear to all present that she
is here to be an asset to the Abaco district
and she plans to do just that.
Outstanding students
honored at prize giving
By Samantha V. Evans
The word "excellence" echoed from
speakers at the Awards Day ceremony
held at Central Abaco Primary School on
October 22 to honor students who did well
in grades 1 through 5 last school year. Par-
ents, teachers and students gathered as out-
standing students from the 2006-07 school


year received the trophies and certificates
they worked so hard to receive.
The speaker for this event was Ms. Fele-
mease Sawyer, Education Officer in charge
of curriculum for Abaco primary schools.
Ms. Sawyer, who is an educator extraor-
dinaire, encouraged the students to always
be at their best. She knows that education
is important for them to succeed but Mrs.
Sawyer also believes that they must not
forget good manners, respect, determina-
tion, and dedication.
Ms. Sawyer told the students that even
if they did not receive an award that day,
it is not to late for them to focus on their
education. She congratulated all of the
honor students and told them that she looks
forward to being invited to the next prize
giving ceremony when she expects that all
students will be rewarded for a job well
done.
Ms. Beatrice Moxey, Vice Principal,
and the Awards Day committee members
presented awards to 110 honor roll students
who made a GPA from 3 to 3.49, one out-
standing boy and girl from each class, one
most improved student from each class,
45 students who made the Vice Principal's
list with a 3.50-3.79 GPA and 12 students
who made the Principal's List with a 3.8
- 4 GPA. The 12 students to make the
honor roll were Twanesha Lightbourne,
Amelia Gomez, Antonyah Mackey, Lisa


Yu, Paige Stubbs, Jacoby Miller, Ronikea
Hanna, Jordan Vilma, Troy Paul, Rebecca
Strachan, Conrad Cornish, Jr., and Brit-
ney McHardy.
Ms. Moxey told the students that they
must continue to strive for excellence so
that they can receive one of those awards
at the next prize giving.
Library Bookworm Club
is up and running
Reading is once again the focus of the
teachers of Central Abaco Primary School
as the Bookworm Club is in full gear. Even
though the school does not have a librar-
ian, 120 students are very active members
of the library. Thanks to the school coun-
selor, Ms. Samantha V. Evans, the stu-
dents are able to borrow books from the
library at break time, during their lunch
break and after school each school day.
The students pay $5 to receive a library
card for the school year and they can bor-
row reading books from classics, to fairy
tales, to Disney books, to mystery stories.
The parents of students in pre-school
to grade two can borrow books on behalf
of their children. The school has a well
stocked library so that the students can
even research for projects and class as-
signments. Students who borrow the most
books for the school year will be honored
Please see School Page 19


Twelve students at Central Abaco Primary School are on the Principal's List with excel-
lent GPA scores. They received their certificates at an Awards Day ceremony on October
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School From Page 18
in a very special way at the end of the
school year. To enhance their reading, the
school has silent reading time every day af-
ter lunch and oral reading across the school
public address system on Thursdays when
students from a selected grade read a story
to the entire school. This activity is spear-
headed by Vice Principal Moxey.
Parents are encouraged to read to their
children every day and to be good exam-
ples for their children by letting them see
them read. When home and school work
together, the students of Central Abaco
Primary School will continue to excel and
improve their reading scores.
High Honour for Abaco
Scholar
By Jennifer Hudson
Matthew Wedge-
wood-Strachan gradu-
ated from Forest
Heights Academy last
June with an outstand-
ing cumulative grade
point average of 4.0
and has now received
high honours from the
College of the Baha-
mas. On October 16th
he was inducted into
the College's highly
prestigious Presi-
dent's Scholarship pro-
gramme. Sixteen-year-
old Matthew excelled Matthew Wedgew
in his BGCSE exami- Academy, was re
nations receiving six hamas and was i
A grades and several gram. He is shop
B grades. This very der, and the Vice


personable young man has a great sense
of humour and a love for community spirit
which he demonstrated by participating in
many high school initiatives such as Junior
Achievement and Urban Renewal.
Matthew was one of just six students se-
lected from the entire Bahamas to become a
President's Scholar. "This progamme falls
in line with the college's initiative to make
the College of the Bahamas the institution
of first choice for top students throughout
the archipelago," stated College President,
Ms. Janyne Hodder.
Matthew is enrolled in a four year
Bachelor of Arts Degree programme in
Computer Information Science with the
goal of becoming one of the best com-
puter programmers of his time. Another

Please see School Page 20


vood Strachan, a graduate of Forest Heights
recent ly honored by the College of The Ba-
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of Matthew's goals is to become an ac-
tive environmentalist. He hopes to identify
a way to change the way people treat the
environment and to give back all he can to
the Bahamas. Matthew is the son of Janet
Wedgewood and the late Prince Strachan.
Family Islands will
have school boards
The Minister of Education, the Hon.
Carl Bethel, stated that school boards will


be formed in the Family Islands. Freeport
and Nassau currently operate with school
boards. He further stated that the school
boards will be given additional responsi-
bilities. No other information was given.
School matters are presently the re-
sponsibility of the school administration
while local government is responsible for
maintenance of the buildings and premises.
Functioning school boards would have to
be given a budget and would lighten the lo-
cal government burden of school building
and grounds maintenance.


Man-O-War celebrated Halloween on October 26 this year with a party at school. They
dressed up to share with their friends their choice of costume. Next they made Halloween
crafts, bobbed for apples and decorated pumpkin cookies. A great afternoon was spent
together. The students would like to thank their art teacher, Ms. Ann, the parents who
helped and friends of the school who brought supplies to make this day extra special.


Great Guana Cay has a new playground with a climbing wall, rope ladder, covered slide,
swings and a table in the shade, giving the children many activities. This equipment was
purchased with funds that the community raised at the annual Easter fund raiser at the Fig
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fronds, pieces of logs which were sanded,
painted, polished and decorated, turning
them into a saleable "objet d'art."
The first two days of the show were
dedicated to wholesale buyers who had
come from as far as Canada and the United
States to look at samples of goods. The last
two days were for retail customers. Ms.
Sawyer explained that all the goods were
handed to a broker upon arriving at the air-
port. They delivered them to their owners
at The World Trade Center after invento-
ry. There was no import duty on the goods
sold in Curacao by the participants.
The trip inspired Mrs. Reckley who is
thinking of all the new craft ideas she is
going to suggest to the members of her as-
sociation and Ms. Sawyer has already de-
cided that she will attend next year's show
to be held in Barbados.
Note that the All Abaco Handicraft As-
sociation will host a craft show on Novem-
ber 16th at Goombay Park starting at 6:30
p.m.


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By Michelle Mikula
The Ministry of Tourism is once again
in pursuit of outstanding professionals
within the tourism and hospitality in-
dustry deserving of the coveted Cacique
Awards.
The Cacique Awards are the high-
est honour given in The Bahamas for
achievement in the tourism and hospital-
ity industry. Individuals who have been
recognized and saluted over the years
have been those whose product or per-
formance has positively impacted the
quality development of Bahamian Tour-
ism. Abaconians have stood out in this
capacity, having built a collection of 15
duho trophies that can be seen in various
locations on Abaco. The most recent re-
cipients are Pete Johnston of Johnston's
Studio and Susan "Debbie" Symonette of
Green Turtle Club and Marina.
This year's Cacique Awards ceremony
is slated for February 1st, 2008, where
once again the finest in the industry will


vie for the prestigious awards. The nom-
ination categories are Transportation,
Human Resources Development, Sports,
Leisure and Events, Creative Arts, Hand-
icraft, Sustainable Tourism Award, the
Clement T. Maynard Lifetime Achieve-
ment Award and the Minister's Award.
To be eligible for such awards, the nom-
inees must be permanent residents of
The Bahamas whose contribution to the
tourist product has been consistent and
positive. In addition, nominations within
the hotel sector must be a member of the
Bahamas Hotel Association and meet its
criteria.
The Abaco Tourist Office is now ap-
pealing to the general public to cast their
nomination on individuals or employ-
ees who they consider would be strong
candidates for such awards. Application
forms are available at the Abaco Tour-
ist Office located at Memorial Plaza in
Marsh Harbour. Entry deadline is No-
vember 19th, 2007.


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Abaco Properties
Dundas Town Crown Alloment Appraisal $265,225.00
One two bedrooms, I bathroom, triplex. Approximately 9,000 sq. ft. lot no. 18B
with an area for a small shop. Age-12 years the land is a portion of one of the
Dundas Town Crown Allotment parcels stretching from Forest Drive to Front Street,
being just under a quarter acre in size and on the lowside. A concrete block
structure, with asphalt shingle roof and L-shape in design with a total length of
70 x 26 ft. Plus 50 x 22 ft. 2,920 sq. Ft. the interior walls are concrete blocks;
ceiling is sheet rock and the floors of vinyl tiles.
Murphy Town Crown Allotment 77 Appraisal: $167,580.00
All that lot of land having an area of 6,790 sq. ft being Crown allotment No. 77, of
Murphy Town, Abaco, Bahamas. Located on the subject property is a single storey
single family concrete building. This house is less than 5 years old and is in good
S condition with approximately 1,750 sq. ft of living space and contains 3 bedrooms,
2 bathrooms, living room, dining, kitchen, laundry and utility spaces. There are
no significant improvements or deterioration evident The property is very well
drained and not susceptible to flooding. Landscaping efforts are still in remedial
stages. All major public and private utilities are situate within 100 ft of the subject site. Property boundaries are clearly delineated.
The subject property is situate off the Front Street, Murphy Town, Abaco, and is painted light yellow trimmed dark yellow.


Portion of Murphy Town Crown


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


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

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




Eleuthera Vacant Property

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

Lot. I lOB, Palmetto Point Appraisal: $72,000
All that piece, parcel or lot of vacant land containing 9,000 and being lot No. 10B situated north of Ingraham's Pond and easterly of
Palmetto Point, on the Island of Eleuthera, one of the islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, and is bounded and abutting as
follow: on the north by Lot No. 3B and running thereon for a distance of 90 ft on the East by Lot No, I IB and running thereon
for a distance of 100 ft.; on the south by a 20 ft. wide road reservation and running thereon 90 ft. on the west by Lot No. 9B
running thereon for a distance of 100 ft, the said lot is overgrown with shrubs and is in close proximity to a white sandy beach. This
neighbourhood is zoned residential development and is quiet and peaceful with a topography of approximately 50 ft. and because of
this there is no danger of flooding. The area is approximately 80 percent developed with all utilities and services available.


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

Lot No. 1490 Appraisal: $162,400.00
-Golden Gates Section 2 All that lot of land having an area of 6,000 sq. ft Being
lot no. 1490 of the subdivision known and designated as Golden Gates, the said
subdivision situated in the southwestern district of New Providence, Bahamas.
This property is comprised of a 25-yr-old single family residence consisting of
approximately 2.480 eq. ft of enclosed living with three bedrooms three
bathrooms, living room and kitchen. The land is on a grade and level; however,
the site appears to be sufficiently elevated to disallow the possibility of flooding
during annual heavy rainy periods of the year. The grounds are fairly kept with
improvements including driveway, walkway and low shrubs. Yard is enclosed on one side with 5-foot chain link fencing and a low
cement block wall to the front.
Traveling west on Carmichae! Road turn left then right onto the service road opposite Bahamas Faith Ministries Complex, then first left
again after passing clico and pre-school. The subject house is the 6th house left painted green trimmed white.
Lot No. 130, St. Andrews Beach Estates Appraisal: $245,237.00
-- All that lot of land having an area of 8,100 sq ft, being lot no. 130 of the
subdivision known and designated as St Andrews Beach Estates, the said
Q 1 subdivision situated in the eastern district of New Providence, Bahamas. Located
on the subject property is a structure comprising of an approximately 12 yr. old
duplex apartment consisting of approximately 2,072 sq. ft of enclosed living space
which includes one 3-bedroom I-bath, living, dining rooms, kitchen and utility
room, and one bedroom, I-bath, living /dining rooms and kitchen. The land is on a grade and level; however, the site appears to be
sufficiently elevated to disallow the possibility of flooding during annual heavy rainy periods of the year. The grounds are fairly kept
the yard is enclosed with chain link fencing at the sides and back with gated access on both sides of the property. The front lawn
section is not enclosed.
Traveling east on Yamacraw Hill Road take the third corner right with sign for St. Andrews Beach Estates, then take first left, then first
right, the subject property is the 2nd property on the left side painted beige trimmed orange.

Road Appraisal $303,000
The subject property consisting of 8,400 sq ft is developed with a split level home
with 1925 sq ft of floor area on the ground floor, a porch area of 437 square feet
and second floor area of 735 square feet. The building is of sound construction
and completed in its entirety. The ground floor comprises 2 bedrooms, one bath,
a kitchen, dining and family room. The second floor comprises two bedrooms, one
bath, living and dining areas. Directions to property: Heading East on Soldier, turn
left onto first paved road opposite Lowe's Wholesale, 2nd to last house on the road with chain link fence.

Grand Bahama Properties

Apartment 703 Lucayan Towers North Appraisal: $78,000
Tracts A, B-I and B-2, Albacore Drive, Unit 2, Greening Glade Subdivision,
Freeport, Grand Bahama. Situated thereon is a one bedroom, one bathroom
apartment
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EleutheraVacant Property

Mutton Fish Point, North Eleuthera Appraisal: $51,421.00
Al the piece, parcel or lot of vacant land containing 44,714 sq. ft, and designated E which forms a portion of land known as "Mutton
Fish Point" situated about two miles northwestward of the settlement of Gregory Town on the Island of Eleuthera, one of islands of
the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, and is bounded and abutting as follows: Northwardly by the land now or formerly the property
of Coridon Ltd. and running thereon for a distance of 393.13 feet; outwardly by a 30' wide road reservation and running thereon
for a distance of 402.57 ft. eastward by the main Queen's Highway and running thereon for a distance of 109.73 ft; westwardly by
land now or formerly the property of Caridon Limited and running thereon for a distance of 110.75 ft This property having an area
of approximately 44.714 sq. ft. This neighbourhood is zoned commercial/residential development and is quiet, peaceful and has a
topography of approximately 2 ft. with all utilities and services available.
Mutton Fish Point North Eleuthera Appraisal: $51,421.00
All that piece, parcel or tract of land containing one acre situated about 2 miles northwest of the settlement of Gregory Town on the
island of Eleuthera, one of the islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas and is bounded and abutting as follows; Northwesterly
by the main Queens Highway and is running thereon for a distance of 125.462 feet northwestward by the land now or formerly the
property of Coridon Limited, and running thereon for a distance of 390.274 ft: southwestwardly by a 30' wide road reservation and
running thereon for a distance of 128,128 ft Southeastwardly by the lend now or formerly the property of the Vendor and running
thereon for a distance of 322.955 ft. This property having area of approximately 44,847.76 sq ft This eighbourhood Is zoned commercial
development end is quiet and peaceful with a topography of approximately 2 ft, with all utilities and services available This lot is vacant
land and is located In the area known an "Mutton Fish Point."
Mutton Fish Point, North Eleuthera Appraisal $51,276.00
All that place, parcel or lot of vacant land and improvements containing approximately 44,587 sq,. ft, and designated 'F' which forms a
portion of land known as "Mutton Fish Point" situated about two miles northwestward of the settlement of Gregory Town on the Island
of Eleuthera, one of the islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, and bounded and abutting as follows:- Northwardly by the land
now or formerly the property of Coridon Limited, and running thereon for a distance of 383.56 ft southwardly by land now or formerly
the property of Caridon Limited and running thereon for a distance of 393.19 ft, eastwardly by the main Queen's Highway and running
thereon for a distance of 113.40 ft, westwardly by land now or formerly the property of Coridon Limited and running thereon for a
distance of 113.40 ft. This neighbourhood is zoned commercial / residential development and is quiet, peaceful and has a topography
of approximately 2 ft. with all utilities and services available.


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Church News


Pastor Samuel Cornish Cel-
ebrates Five Years as Pastor
By Samantha V. Evans
The church family of Change Ministries
International hosted their pastor, Samuel
Cornish, and his wife, Sister Carmen Cor-
nish, to a fifth pastoral anniversary ser-
vice. The September 23rd service began
with an extensive history of the church and
the milestones they have reached in such
a short period of time. The message for
the service was delivered by Bishop V.G.
Clarke from Calvary Deliverance Church
in Nassau.
Bishop Clarke began by stating this


Pastor Samuel Cornish, center, celebrated f
toring Change Ministries in Murphy Town. 1
with his wife, Sister Carmen Cornish, and
their special service, Bishop Clarke


was the day to bless Pastor Samuel Cor-
nish as he spoke on the topic Honoring
the Man of God. He felt that it is impor-
tant to honor God's man and it should be
done with excellence.
Pastor Cornish and his wife were pre-
sented with many gifts including a framed
history of the church over the past five
years. Mr. George Cornish mentioned
that Pastor Samuel built God a house be-
fore building himself a house. He told the
couple that by this time next year, they
will see to it that he and his wife are turn-
ing the key to their own home. Bishop
Clarke then pledged the first $5,000 to-
wards getting them started. An outdoor
dinner followed the
service.
Marsh Harbour
Gospel hosts
Marriage for Life
Seminar
By Sanatha V. Evans
Marriage is a cov-
enant blessed by God
and sanctioned by Him
for the replenishing of
ive years of pas- the earth. But with the
He is shown here divorce rate of many
guest speaker at prominent couples,
especially among reli-


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Abaoo to perform at the Goombey Park on ODcember 15th In Marsh Harbour Abaco. The group has not been
to the Bahamae for a few years, but In the past has performed In both Nassu and Freeport on nn annual baele.
With the beginning of the Chritmas Season upon us Byron Lie said that he will put on a good show for
the people, and will hope that it will not be his last Visit to the island of Abaco. He has guaranteed that the
people will love it, and he and his Dragonaires will level a lasting impression on the people of Abaco.
Byron Lee and the Dragonairem has performed all over the world, and has written and performed many
popular soc hits such as"Feelin Hot Hot Hot' Tiny Winy" Dollar Wine" Raggs Ragga" and so much more,
t is because the group has developed a good working relationship with many Bahamian people and promoters
over the years tha they would like to continue working and performing in the islands, The event i being
promoted end hosted by a Bahemlan group of promoters called "BlackDragon Entrtainment" Having already
done shows with other artiste on an International level, Blackdragon Entertainment will continue to bring more
spectacular events to the Island orAbaco, and already has other events lined up for January February and March.
Alison Hinds, Wayne Wonder and Kevin Little are just some of the names on the list of performers. The response
from the local community has been very positive, and It will be a family oriented event for the whole family.
The evening will begin early with a junkanoo rush out followed by performances by a few popular Bahamian
artists. The park will be prepared spaoifically for this event, and will be safe and seured. This will be a fun
filled evening for all, and a chance for some to see Byron Lee and the Dragonaires for the first time. To try
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gious leaders, many Christians are look-
ing for ways to keep the covenant of their
marriage sacred and pleasing in the eyes of
God. To assist in this Pastor David Cart-
wright, senior pastor of Marsh Harbour
Gospel Chapel, hosted a Marriage for Life
Seminar under the theme Back to the Gar-
den. Dr. Richard Marks led the seminar to
teach couples how to have enriching mar-
riages for Christ.
Dr. Marks explained that God created
man with needs that are basic and every
human needs to be accepted, recognized


and to get approval. He told couples to
meet each other's needs. He ended by stat-
ing that he hopes that this training encour-
aged them to deepen their relationships at
home, at work, at church and in their com-
munity.
Soul Saving Ministry's
Women Conference
By Samantha V. Evans
Under the theme Submission through

Please see Church Page 24


Marsh Harbour Gospel Chapel held a marriage seminar that featured Dr. Richard Marks.
Love and respect for one another were stressed.


Port Department


Public Notice



To: ALL COMMERCIAL BOAT OWNERS,
FOREIGN YACHT CHARTER OPERATORS
AND MASTER'S LICENSE HOLDERS


Please be advised that your registration expires on 31st December 2007.
Section 3 (1) (2) of the Boat Registration Act Stipulates:
No boat shall ply, be offered or let for hire for use in the waters of the Ba-
hama Islands unless and until it is registered by the Port Authority.
No person shall act as Master of a boat under this Act (Hereinafter in this
Act referred to as "a boat for hire") unless and until he has obtained a license
from the Port Authority.
Application for Registration can be collected at the Port Department be-
tween the hours of 9:00 am 5:00 pm daily. Any attempt to operate a boat
that is not registered, or act as an unlicensed master may result in cessation of
the vessel's operation and subsequent prosecution.
Please feel free to contact our office at 367-0038 or 367-2934 for any ad-
ditional information.
Captain Cyril Roker
Deputy Port Controller


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


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


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November 15, 2007


More Church NewsI


School rom Page 23
God's Order, Soul Savings Ministries held
its Women Conference at Faith Convention
Center on October 17th-19th. President of
the Women's Ministry, Mrs. Jacqueline
Knowles, and the women of this ministry
held a dynamic conference that was very
well attended each night. Each speaker ad-
dressed the theme and encouraged these
women and men to know their role so that
they will be ready for the blessings which
are to come.
On the opening night Prophetess Mir-
iam Fowler delivered the message to the
women. On Thursday one of Abaco's own,
Elder Shandaline Parker, who is now at
Mount Tabor Full Gospel in Nassau, was
the speaker. On the final night, Evangelist
Collymae Collymore left the women with
the charge to be about the work of God.
Elder Parker shared her personal testi-
mony that was very moving. She encour-


aged women not to neglect their respon-
sibility because they are the backbone of
the home.
The conference ended with a prayer
breakfast on Saturday morning and a clos-
ing service on Sunday morning where the
guest speaker for both events was Evange-
list Collymae Collymore.
Women Ministers
Motivate Students
By Samantha V. Evans
A team of seven from Nassau who were
on the island to attend Soul Saving Min-
istry's Women Conference visited Cen-
tral Abaco Primary School to speak to the
grade five and six students about greatness
and knowing their purpose. Dr. Arnette
Bethel spoke to the grade five students
about knowing their purpose and Evan-
gelist Collymae Collymore spoke to the
grade six students on greatness. Dr. Bethel
told them that God has a plan for each boy


Dr. Arnette Bethel, who was on Abaco as a guest speaker at a Women's Conference,
spoke to the fifth grade students at Central Abaco Primary School. She talked about
God's plan for each of them.



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and girl in the room.
Dr. Bethel told the students that God
requires four things from them. The first
thing is for them to love Him. The second
thing is to honor their parents. Thirdly, she
told them that God wants them to love their
neighbors as they love themselves. Finally,
she told the students that God wants them
to love themselves.
Evangelist Collymore spoke to the stu-
dents about being great. It is important that
they have goals for their lives so that they
can have something to aim for. At the end
of her presentation, the students were en-
tertained with a graceful dance by Sonovia
Williams and her daughter from Mount Ta-
bor Full Gospel Chapel.
Church of God held Re-
fresher Conference
By Samantha V. Evans
This old-fashioned conference under
the theme A Time of Refreshing, was held
over three nights, October 24-26th at the
Church of God in Dundas Town. The guest
pastor for the conference was Dr. Wesley
Van Johnson, who has has ministered all
over the world and authored many books.


Congratulations

to Jonathan Hardy
for Outstanding Achievement











in computer, phonics, grammar, reading,
math, spelling, literature,
Spanish, science, religious knoWledge
and for being on the Honour Roll and
having a 2.8 GPA, highest in grade 4 at
the Crossing Rocks Primary School


Members of Grace Baptist Church, New
Hope Baptist Church, Church of God Dun-
das Town and the Voice Call to Repentance
as well as other supporters from a cross
section of communities joined them each
night. Dr. Johnson believes that it is the
time for Abaco to take back their commu-
nities which have been overrun by drugs,
crime, violence and promiscuity.
Strong Tower Celebrates
Eight Year Anniversary
By Samantha V. Evans
It was eight years ago that Strong Tower
Community Church International opened
at the old Dundas Town Primary School
with Stephen Knowles as pastor. On Oc-
tober 28th the church members celebrated
in grand style as pastors, family, friends
and colleagues from various churches at-
tended the service to give Pastor Knowles
their support. The theme chosen for this
service was Doing His Word, Living His
Promises.
The guest speaker for the celebration
was Pastor Samuel Cornish from Change
Please see School Page 25


Congratulations

to Aphanti Hardy


for being on the Honour Roll and
having a GPA of 3.3 at the
Crossing Rocks Primary School


You can now find your

favourite newspaper


The Tribune



and your favourite magazines
at these great locations:












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November 15, 2007 The Abaconian Page 25 B



More Church News


School From Page 24

Ministries International, who stated that he
greatly admires this man of God because
he has stood up for what is right on the
island. He added that this church has done


a lot in Dundas Town and he is sure that
Pastor Knowles will do much more in the
next eight years.
Pastor Knowles thanked everyone who
came out to support him. He was over-
whelmed by the love shown to him and his


family. The service ended with a reception
in the church hall.
Seventh Day Churches
hold conventions
By Samantha V. Evans
Seventh Day Adventist Churches across
Abaco held three weeks of Bible Confer-
ence during October and November. The
Marsh Harbour Seventh Day Adventist
Church under the leadership of Pastor
Ricardo Bain held its conference October
13th-November 3rd with the theme The
Power of the Cross Gospel Explosion.
They looked at the cross of Christ from a
number of Biblical perspectives and com-
pared their beliefs, values, vision, and fo-
cus as Adventists with them.
South Abaco Seventh Day Adventist
Church had its conference on October 6th-
October 20th under the theme The Blood
Prevails while the North Abaco confer-
ence will be held November 17th through
December 1st, and Salem Seventh Day Ad-


ventist Church held its meeting November
3rd through 17th. Salem is the only one
of their churches to have a guest preacher
for the conference. Pastor Bain was the
speaker for the three weeks at the Marsh
Harbour location, and Leonardo Rahming
was the speaker at the location in Crossing
Rocks.
The purpose of the conference was to
help their members to have a closer rela-
tionship with God.
Pastor Bain is very youth focused and
has many plans on the horizon for youth in
the surrounding communities. He believes
that the youth of Abaco need more things
to do so that they can not get involved in
the wrong types of activities. He stated that
his church will try to bridge that gap with
some positive games and activities, but he
encouraged other churches to consider do-
ing the same to help save the youth of this
nation.


Pastor Stephen Knowles, seated the front row, celebrated eight years since starting Strong
Tower Community Church in Dundas Town. He is shown here with his family.


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Elbow Cay's Best Houses and Land, rentals
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Great Guana Cay
* 5 houses for sale, call for details
* 60 lots starting at $125,000 and up
* Ocean lots starting at %575,000
* Hilltop lots starting at $155,000
* Bay lots starting at $375,000
Contact 365-5181 or 367-2719
Marsh Harbour Townhouse, large, 1500
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Unit has weekly rental income potential and
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Great invetment. $250,000 net. Call 359-6455
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in


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Abaco, Bahamas


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Tilloo Cay charming hideaway, 1 br/ 2 ba
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Panoramic view of ocean in all directions from
top of hill. On approx. 3.75 accres, sea to sea.
Generator, battery and solar powered. Call
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Treasure Cay, brand new luxury water front
condos with deep water docks. 1-800-545-0395
www.pineapplepointresort.com




Prime small retail space centrally located in
heart of tourist district in Marsh Harbour 256
sq' ft. sutiable for office space or retail dry
goods only. No food related business. Call
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November 15, 2007


Improvements are sought for Man-O-War dump


Flies, or the lack of flies, were the cen-
tral topic during a tour of the Man-O-War
dump site on October 11 by members of
the Hope Town Council, Environmental
Health and the Administrator.
Earlier, changes to their dump manage-
ment program stopped all burning of trash
and eliminated the toxic smoke. The trash
was subsequently put into large containers
and barged to Marsh Harbour for disposal
at the dump there.
Due to budget constraints, the contain-
ers were removed every two weeks. The
containers proved to be fertile ground for
flies to breed. Complaints then shifted
from offensive smoke to hoards of house
flies. Although the open containers were
not proven to be the source of the flies,
they seemed to be a likely culprit.


The official tour of the dump site on a
Thursday morning was held to get a first-
hand view of the fly problem, see the dump
site and to discuss solutions.
Throughout the summer the containers
were removed every other Friday and re-
placed with empties. On this particular day,
the shipping company had come a day ear-
lier so the delegation was treated to a fly-
free visit. It was conceded that the cooler
fall weather was also a contributing factor.
The site was universally acclaimed to
be the cleanest dump anyone had seen. In
fact, the entrance to the site has several
gazebos and is often used by residents for
community events.
After viewing the bins and discussing
the various methods used in the past for
handling the town's trash, it was agreed to


remove the bins at least weekly and prefer-
ably twice a week if funding allowed.
Cooler winter weather discourages the
flies, and this will give time to explore
other options. This may cause a shift from
the present 40-cubic-yard bins, which are
handled by special trucks on a flat deck
barge, to smaller receptacles. These could
be transported by the local freight boats
that serve the island on a daily basis.
Transporting containers with a ton or
two of household garbage is not as clean-
cut as it may seem. The freight boats re-
turn to Marsh Harbour virtually empty so
returning with a payload of garbage would
seem to be a natural business opportuni-
ty. However, the smaller bins now in use
are not water tight and the boat owners
and crews are not enthusiastic about the


prospect of carrying leaking containers to
Marsh Harbour, then loading their freight
boats with groceries and other merchandise
for the return trip to Man-O-War.
The Hope Town garbage is removed of-
ten by a large barge that brings the special
truck necessary for the large bins. Their
system is in jeopardy as it has been sub-
sidized by Environmental Health. That
funding has been withdrawn and the Hope
Town budget does not provide for this ser-
vice. Although Hope Town now enjoys
rapid garbage removal, residents com-
plain about the special truck which races
between the holding site and the barge that
is more than a mile away.

Please see MOW Dump Page 27


Eastern Abaco Region of

The Methodist Church
Rev. Dr. Stephen Hale, Circuit Minister
http://www.easterabacomethodist.com/
Cell 466-9090
Email:
revshale@yahoo.com
All are welcome
to worship
with us
St. Andrews Methodist
Epworth Chapel Dundas Town
Cherokee Sound Sunday Services
Sunday Services 11 a.m & 7 p.m.
11 a.m. & 7 p.m. Office 367-3050
ssion House 366-2249 Manse 367-4647


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


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


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


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


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


business service


Directory


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
islanpharmacy@comyahoo
www.abacoislandpharmacy.com


Simcoe 3ewellerP
Fine Repairs to Jewellery Watches
Antique Clocks Barometers
Music Boxes Instruments
and other fine mechanisms
Derek Albury 367-3098
Memorial Plaza, Marsh Harbour


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


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


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Church








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


Mi;


New Vision Ministries


I IE Our Mission
"Turning people into
devout followers of
Jesus Christ"

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


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

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


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MOW Dump From Page 26
Guana Cay has similar problems that
will increase as the town grows. Guana
Cay's trash removal may get assistance
from the Baker's Bay development as their
project comes on-line.
Green Turtle Cay still burns its refuse
on the island. This island is not served by


frequent freight barges as the three islands
in the Hope Town District enjoy.
Abaco, all of it, is on the verge of hav-
ing its new landfill opened and operational,
perhaps in the next eight weeks. Opera-
tional procedures have not been released,
but trash from the three islands in the Hope
Town District will have to be a part of this
new comprehensive trash handling plan.


Members of the Hope Town District Council, Administrator Cephas Cooper, and Ms.
Christine Green of Environmental Health toured the Man-O-War dump site. When the
Coucil changed from regular burning that caused toxic smoke to hauling dumpsters to
Marsh Harbour, the town was plagued with hoards offlies. Shown here is Chief Council-
lor Jeremy Sweeting explaining the situation to the group. The suggested solution is to
use smaller containers and transport them more often.



Abaco Print Shop
l'Vers Abaco Shopping Center ess Cavd
Programs Tel: 367-3202 Fax: 367-320? Lettersec

FOR ALL YOUR PRINTING NEEDS!


Christmas Wonder presents

show of dance and song
By Jennifer Hudson
Rehearsals are in full swing for The
Christmas Showcase on November 24.
Those who saw the tremendous perfor-
mance of The Nutcracker last year are
probably eagerly awaiting Elaine Pilon's "
Christmas show this year which, she says,
"Will be even better." If you missed The
Nutcracker you should book now for this
year's show which involves a very talented
cast of both children and adults and will
involve more singing and acting than last
year's show in addition to the dancing.
This year several people are expected from
the cays since this year children from Mrs.
Pilon's Outreach programme to the cays Scenes from the stage show Annie
will be coming to perform. be reenacted at the Christmas Shown
Two performances will be presented at Three of the characters who will be
the Abaco Beach Hotel Pavilion at 3 p.m. forming are Lisa Evans playing Gi
and 7 p.m. Tickets, priced at $10 for adults Rebekak Higgs playing Annie and B
and $8 for children under 12, are avail- Thompson playing Daddy Warbucks.
able from Mrs. Pilon at 367-0883 or Molly
Roberts at 367-3262.
To further enhance the enjoyment of the
show a special meal is being put on by the
Abaco Beach Resort for a cost of $25 plus Civic Organizations
gratuity. Patrons may select from a fun Pilot Club of Abaco
menu which includes "Daddy Warbuck's Third Tuesday, 7 p.m., Central Abac
favourite dish" of blackened red snapper or Primary, Dundas Town, 367-3457
"Orphan's Dream." spaghetti with tomato Pilot Club of South Abaco
pesto and "Annie's Delight" coconut pie Lst Thurs mo th JA. Pn
Last Thursday, monthy, J.A. Pinder
in addition to Yenta's Concoction, Hanni- Scho, andy Pont, 366-4001
School, Sandy Point, 366-4001
gan's Potcake and Grace's Great Pick. Get
into the mood before the evening show or Rotary Club of Abaco
prolong the fun if you attend the afternoon Tuesdays, 6 p.m., weekly at
show. Persons wishing to spend the night Hummingbird Restaurant
are being offered a special room rate by the
Abaco Beach Resort.


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Items for Sale. Commercial Service. Cars & Boats


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




Help Wanted, gardener, maintenance, light
mechanical repair. Pay $9/ hr. Man-O-War.
Call 365-6590 John




Office Manager/ Bookkeeper, female, Marsh
Harbour resident seeks this position or similar.
Computer literate: Word, Excel, Power Point,
Outlook Express, Peach Tree and a proficient
typist. Valid driver's license with vehicle, able
to drive standard shift and automatic. Call
367-0 512



4 Post Bamboo Day Bed $1000 Water Hya-
cinth Queen Bed $1200 For more information
call 367-0521
2 4-seater dining sets $200 each. 1 coffee table
$35. Call 357-6536
Guitar package for sale. $350 Pls. call 475-
1887



30 K Diesel Generator Ph 559-9749


99 Dodge Caravan $5000 Call 357-6883


96 Honda Accord, right hand drive, silver.
$6,000 OBO Call 357-6836
00 Dodge Caravan, white, approx. 75,000
miles, fair condition. $10,000 OBO Call 367-
4434
01 Dodge Ram 85,000 miles. ext. cab.
$16,500. Call 365-8179



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



16' Hobie Cat, trailer, beach tracks and sails.


18' Marshall fiberglass Cat Boat with cuddy
cabin, includes 5HP Yamaha outboard, good
condition, full sails, equipment. DUTY PAID.
Price $5000. Located in Man-O-War Cay. Tel:
242-365-6066, e-mail bahama.k@coralwave.
com


-OT : &Y~~tU ~ 1 MAINEhITEMS
FO6AL


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


23' Contender w/ 225 hp Yamaha ('97), alum.
trailer, electronics, outriggers, deep drop, fresh
water wash, console enclosure, canvas cover
DUTY PAID See at Marsh Harbour Boat Yard.


24' Limestone Diesel Express Cruiser, 1987,
diesel engine, 9'6" beam, 400 hours, Volvo en-
gine HP230, outdrive Duopro, Stored on a lift,
DUTY PAID. $29,000 Tel: 242-365-8175
25' Mako 1979, center console, hydraulic
steering, VHF, fish finder, outriggers, down
rod, starboard hatch, Bimini top, cushions, all
in beautiful condition, 2 225 Evinrude en-
gines just completed serviced, bottom painted.
$15,500 Call 365-8188


BOAT : & MARINEITEM
0O SL


25' Sea Fox center console, 2005 w/ 05 Suzuki
250 HP 4-stroke engine w/ stainless steel prop.
Super fuel efficient set up to fish (live well, rod
holders, insul. fish boxes) and lots of seating as
well. 2005 alum. trailer. Boat & trailer stored
inside since new. $33,000 Phone 717-994-7846
or e-mail cdreamer@nmax.net for additional
specs and photos


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


33' Newport Sloop, 25 HP Universal diesel
engine, gas stove, refrigerator, roller furling
jib, hot water. DUTY PAID. Reduced $12,500,
Call 366-0549


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


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


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


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


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


CHEROKEE SOUND
One-of-a-kind 2 bed-
room, 2 bath rustic villa
on a 17,000 sq. ft. site el-
evated to 60 ft. provid-
ing wondrous views and
completed by a base-
ment and beach access.
$405,000. Ref. AS10883


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


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


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


MARSH HARBOUR
Sea-to-sea retreat on a
3/4 acre lot within a
prestigious community.
Accented by a 2 bed-
room main house, sepa-
rate master suite, guest
cottage, and a boat lift.
$2,315,000. Ref. AS10877


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

242 367-4151 www.HGChristieRentals.com


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