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VOLUME 14, NUMBER 23, DECEMBER 1st, 2007

18 Compete in

Funds raised will assist Long

The annual Box Car Derby was held on the Big Hill in Hope Town on November 24. Th
s from several towns to compete in speed and slalom races. Three categories, Men, Won
tors to compete separately. The organizers have food and drink booths to satisfy the cri

Government Revises

Fisheries Regulations

Provided by Bahamas Information Services
New revised fishing regulations were ta-
bled in Parliament on November 14, 2007,
by the Hon. Larry Cartwright, Minister of
Agriculture and Marine Resources.
New catch limits have also been insti-
tuted for foreign persons fishing under the
terms of a sports fishing permit. According
to the Minister, these limits are still based
on fishery products aboard a vessel, not
based on personal limits.
For demersal fish or bottom feeding
fish such as groupers and snappers, the

catch limit is now 60 pounds or 20 fish per
For the pelagic species or migratory
fish such as wahoo, tuna, kingfish and
dolphin, the catch limit is now 18 fish per
For crawfish, the limit is now 10 per
For conch, the catch limit is six per
For turtles, foreigners are not allowed
Please see Fishing Page 30

Box Car Derby

Island relief, sports and school
By Mirella Santillo
November 24th turned out to be a pic-
ture perfect day to the delight of the sev-
eral participants who entered the Hope
Town Box Car Derby and the hundreds
of people, residents and visitors, who had
come to watch the show.
The Derby, now in its 11th year, was the
brain child of Cracker P's owner, Mr. Pat-
rick Stewart, who sold his idea to some of
his friends, among them Hope Town resi-
dent, Mr. Stafford Patterson. Since 1996,
the two of them, together with a team of
local volunteers, have been organizing the
event, which originally took place on Box-
ing Day. Except for 1999 when Hurricane
Floyd inflicted heavy damage on Hope
Town and 2004 when Abaco was visited
by two hurricanes, the Derby has taken
place every year since. A few years ago the
event was moved up to the Thanksgiving
weekend which seems to be a date favored
is fun event draws hundreds and brings cart by organizers and the general public.
nen and Juniors, allow the younger competi-
owds who cheer on the competitors. Please see Box Car Page 2

Treasure Cay shows off

its emergency vehicles
-" -a e

The Treasure Cay Emergency Services Organization held an Open House on Novem-
ber 18 to show the community the vehicles and equipment that their volunteer fire
and rescue service has acquired. Volunteer fireman Ed Newell, in new turn-out gear,
is explaining the operation to attendees. The service now has two ambulances and
one fire truck. The event was planned as a fund raising appeal so the organization
can purchase a $75, 000 tank truck with a 3, 000 gallon tank. The Fire Chief is Colin
Albury, who previously was operating in Marsh Harbour. He has recently moved to
Treasure Cay to provide this service for the North Abaco communities. Mr. Albury
and the other firemen are all volunteers with persons mostly from Treasure Cay but
some from Blackwood and Fire Road. Funds are being raised for a community emer-
gency services building for the fire engines, ambulances and an animal shelter. This
will be built on a lot donated by Treasure Cay Ltd. The two persons spearheading this
effort are Betsy Bracey and Jerry Roberts, both long time second homeowners.

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Students learn about

schools at College Fair

Eighteen colleges and technical schools were represented at the sixth annual College
Fair organized by Abaco Central High School on November 13. Most ofAbaco's high
schools took their 12th grade students to learn about the schools. They were able to
ask questions of the representatives and collect materials and information for their
consideration. The fair was held at New Vision Ministries in Marsh Harbour. See
story on page 6.

Page 2 A The Abaconian December 1, 2007

Break-downs, crashes all part of the fun

Box Car From Page 1
This year 18 participants entered the
race with the carts of their creation, rang-
ing from copies of race cars to boxes on
wheels to bare wooden frames on wheels.
Material ranged from fiber glass to plastic
to wood; some carts were decorated with
the logos of their sponsors; some had a
name: New Creation, Last Minute, Calypso
Cruiser, Stafford Stream Liner. Some just
bore the name of the sponsors: Froggies,
Snappas, Scurvy Few. Most of the carts
belonged to residents or business owners
of Hope Town, such as overall winner Mr.
Rick Sweeting, Mr. Stewart from Cracker
P's, Mr. Patterson from Sea Horse Boat
Rentals or Mr. Tom Hazel from the Hope
Town Harbour Lodge, who came dressed
as Elvis Presley in a black wig and pink
outfit in a 1956 Dodge.
From Marsh Harbour, Every Child

Counts entered two cars built by Mrs. Li-
ann Kaighin and her crew and driven by
ten-year-old Marco Deubrus. In spite of a
crash which demanded repairs upon reach-
ing Hope Town, ECC won first prize in
the Junior category (under 14 years old).
The Scurvy Few showed up with one cart,
but with a fleet of drivers, Mr. Bob Kil-
roe, Mr. Simon Bethel and Mr. Rex Al-
bury supported by most of the Scurvy Few
members. Snappas Bar and Grill partici-
pated after missing a couple of years. That
cart was raced by a Snappas' employee,
Mrs. Leigh Davis, who won the Lady's
category, being the only woman to enter.
Unfortunately, Snappas was disqualified
from further winnings after she crashed
the car in the fence during the slalom race!
A five-year-old, Lucas Kaighin, had his
first go at racing in the slalom; his attempt
ended after the second obstacle when he
crashed into the protective netting.
The road sides leading to the top of the

hill where the cars took off were lined with
tables offering food and drinks galore. The
hungry had choices between many delicious
looking baked items: cakes, pastries, cook-
ies, macaroni and cheese, the traditional

hamburgers and hot dogs, and the thirsty
could quench their thirst with not only so-
das and water but with mixed drinks, beer
Please see Box Car Page 30

This cart is at the finish line. His competitor can be seen behind him. This is one of
the simply constructed carts but managed to win this heat. The carts ranged from four
bare wheels with a minimal frame to rather elaborate models, fiberglassed and sportily
painted. The hill is quite steep although the photograph does not show it.

Officials at the top of the hill organized the event in a golf cart. Timed races and slalom
races tested various skills of the cart and the driver. Funds raised by this event will go to
the Long Island Relief fund, sport activities in Hope Town and the Hope Town School.

A golf cart towed the carts back up the hill for further races. Only two carts raced down
each time. For the slolom races, only one cart attempted the barrels at a time.





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Closed grouper season is announced

A message from the Hon. Lawrence
Cartwright, Minister of Agriculture and
Marine Resources
I wish to advise the general public,
particularly fishermen, seafood buyers
and processors and those in food ser-
vice related activities, that there will be
a restriction on the harvesting, possession
and selling of Nassau Grouper during the
period from 15th December 2007 to 28th
February 2008.
This closure is a continuation of ef-
forts, started originally in 1998, to pro-
vide protection for the Nassau Grouper at
the time of year when the Nassau Grouper
forms large schools, or aggregations, in
distinct locations of The Bahamas for the
purpose of reproduction. This is a most
critical period for the Nassau Grouper as
it is then most vulnerable. It is the time
when these fish are found in large quanti-
ties and swollen with eggs.
The Bahamas is one of the last areas
where the Nassau Grouper may be found
in any abundance. Elsewhere in their for-
mer range they are rare, and most of the
commercial fisheries that once flourished
have disappeared.
The Nassau Grouper stocks in The Ba-
hamas, like all the other fisheries resourc-
es, are not unlimited. The long history
this fish has enjoyed as the favorite food
fish of Bahamians and its habit of form-
ing seasonal aggregations where the num-
bers rose to the thousands has, unfortu-
nately, led some persons to maintain that
their strenuous fishing efforts could not
possibly have any significant impact on
such numbers. Unfortunately, this is not
the case. One does not need to draw illus-
trations of other areas where unregulated

hunting, tree --
cutting or fish-
ing has caused
resources once
thought to be
limitless, to
virtually disap-
The result
of unrestricted
fishing of the
Nassau Grou-
per is well known. There is simply no
need for The Bahamas, having been en-
lightened, to repeat the mistakes of oth-
Bahamian fishermen have generally
supported the government's efforts to pro-
tect the Nassau Grouper stocks. I would
like to thank them for their support and
seek their continued cooperation. I am
aware that these measures result in a loss
of income as many fishermen rely upon
fishing in the winter. Without these mea-
sures, the long term prospects are signifi-
cantly worse.
The escalating activity of foreign fish-
ing vessels during the time when Baha-
mian fishermen are not being allowed to
target the Nassau Grouper is of concern
to us all. This is a very real problem and
the recent reports of gunfire being direct-
ed towards Bahamian fishermen by sus-
pected poachers illustrates one aspect of
the seriousness of the problem. Another
is the damage being done to the Nassau
Grouper stocks through the aggressive
fishing activities these foreign vessels are
known to engage in.
The Royal Bahamas Defence Force
is the vanguard in combating this prob-

lem. They will be
making every ef-
fort to ensure that
extra attention is
ft + paid to the critical
areas that these
poachers target.
There are ways
S in which Baha-
mian fishermen
can help in these
enforcement ef-
forts. I am ask-
ing Bahamian fishermen to continue to
provide information on their sightings of
suspected poaching vessels. These reports


should be directed to either the Royal Ba-
hamas Defence Force or to the Depart-
ment of Marine Resources. What is most
important is that these reports be timely
and contain as much information as pos-
sible regarding the description of the ves-
sels and their positions. This information
is critical to the long term success of en-
forcement activities.
If we want to have a sustainable com-
mercial fishery for the Nassau Grouper,
restrictions of this nature are very neces-
sary. I seek the cooperation of those in
the industry and that of the general public
to make this undertaking successful.


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College Fair encourages further education

By Jennifer Hudson
Students of the 2008 graduating class
from most of the Abaco high schools at-
tended a College Fair organized by Abaco
Central High School at New Vision Min-
istries on November 13. This is the sixth
such fair which has been held on Abaco
to assist students in making the important
choice of where to continue their educa-
tion after graduation from high school. The
students were enthusiastic in speaking with
the various representatives, asking ques-
tions and discussing their options.
Approximately 20 colleges and univer-
sities from Nassau, the United States and
Canada took part. The largest number of
institutions represented were from Florida

while some were from Pennsylvania, New
York, Georgia, North Carolina and Canada.
From Nassau were Success College, Baha-
mas Technical and Vocational Institute, Ba-
hamas Baptist College and the College of
The Bahamas. Some of these colleges had
been attending the College Fair on Abaco
for several years while for many this year
was their first time. The majority of the
foreign colleges stated that, though they
have several students from Nassau study-
ing there, they have not yet received any
students from Abaco but are hoping to get
some Abaco students this year. The repre-
sentative from Methodist College in Fayette,
North Carolina, was pleased to have had a
student from Abaco graduate from that col-

lege. "We will continue to come here until
we find someone else," she said.
The Admissions Officer from Munroe
College in New York explained that in previ-
ous years his college had always held an open
house in one of the hotels in Nassau, but this
year they wanted to expand into Abaco. "We
have one of the lowest tuition rates, averag-
ing about $17,000 per year," he stated.
The representative from Savannah Col-
lege of Art and Design stated that the Ba-
hamas is one of the top ten countries from
which they recruit students.
Johnson and Wales was a very popular
choice for students seeking information
and application forms. Apparently, their
North Miami and Rhode Island campuses
are very popular with Bahamians though
they do have colleges in other locations
and their new Charlotte campus is gaining
in popularity.
The most popular choice for students
is the College of the Bahamas due to its
proximity to home and also its wide range
of financial assistance to qualified deserv-
ing students and its endowment scholarship
awards to those who demonstrate strong
academic skills and significant financial
need. The representatives at that booth

were kept very busy answering questions
and handing out information.
The Bahamas Technical and Vocational
Institute not only offers courses in Nas-
sau and Grand Bahama but also on Abaco.
Presently 45 students are enrolled in the
evening classes held at the Abaco Central
High School and 21 in the classes in Coo-
per's Town. "There are almost 30 different
courses offered in Nassau and 10 on Grand
Bahama but presently only a Business Ad-
ministration course is offered on Abaco.
Interest is growing fast here," stated the
Mrs. Leazona Richard was on hand
to inform students about the Pathfinder's
Scholarship Fund which assists worthy stu-
dents, and she was also liaising with the
colleges and universities to work out fur-
ther scholarship schemes with them.
A lot of material was available for the
students to take home and study to assist
them in making their choices. Whether
they prefer to stay nearer home or spread
their wings further afield, there was a wide
variety of colleges and courses for them to
choose from. "We found it very helpful,"
was the general consensus of the students
after they had visited the various booths.

New Vision Ministries was buzzing with high school students on November 13 when rep-
resentatives from colleges and technical schools in Nassau, the States and Canada had
representatives there to counsel young people and describe what their school offered.
Shown here is Mrs. Barbara Williams from the Social Services office in Marsh Harbour
who was representing Success Training College in Nassau.

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The Editor Says... New dump is almost complete

Ralpn '\ :

Abaco's garbage and trash handling sys-
tems are getting closer to a modern land-
fill system. Tender requests are now being
advertised for the management of this fa-
cility. We have not seen the specifications
which interested companies must consider
in their management of this facility but can
make some presumptions based on recent
comments from Environmental Health.
It has been said that this facility is quite
modern and incorporates current sanitary
landfill practices used in Canada and other
developed countries. The fact that it is a
modern facility does not mean that all cur-
rent environmental practices concerning
recycling, product separation and other
environmentally friendly issues will be in-
stantly addressed.
Although the facility is prepared to
handle a degree of product separation for
recycling, The Bahamas has not reached
the point of effectively making use of this
practice. For example, our Abaco garbage
trucks have one large bin for refuse collec-
tion. They are not presently equipped to
accept two, three or more separate types
of refuse.
Large appliances will probably be sepa-
rated and not be put in the actual landfill.
These would probably be separated by
hand from the large containers or perhaps
be brought by the truck load by the appli-
ance dealers disposing of their customers'
old appliances.
Batteries and tires are other items lend-
ing themselves to separation. Most discard-
ed batteries and tires come from a dozen or
more garages and car parts stores. As their
collection of these two items accumulates,
they can take a batch to the site.
It is likely that an area will be desig-
nated for automobiles and other vehicles
for eventually crushing and subsequent re-
moval to be recycled. This might be some-
where different from the Snake Cay site.
There are several recycling programs
now on Abaco. Beer bottles are presently
collected for sale to a brewery in Nassau.
Several enterprising individuals in the Hai-
tian communities collect these, then ship
them to Nassau when they get a container

The Abaconian At
David & Kathleen Ralph In
Editors & Publishers
P 0 Box AB 20551
Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas

Aluminum cans are collected in several
towns and periodically sent to Nassau. We
have no statistics on this but would guess
that far less than half of the empty alumi-
num cans are collected. Although bottles
and cans collected are a small part of the
total, it is a commendable effort.
Besides accommodating these changes
within the central and busy part of Abaco,
there are the challenges of handling these
same items generated by Guana Cay, Man-
O-War Cay and Elbow Cay which require
a boat trip before they are taken by truck.
At the present, Green Turtle Cay burns
its garbage on the island as no other system
has been adopted.
Then we have the smaller communi-
ties linked by road to the North and South
ends of Abaco. Depending on how a truck
driver interprets the speed limit, it can take
as long as an hour or more to get to the
site. Whether one truck makes the entire
trip or the trip is split with an intermediate
transfer site, the total distance ends up the
Our communities are getting various
benefits to their infrastructure but not nec-
essarily at a uniform pace. Green Turtle
Cay seems to be slated for a water delivery
system judging from well placed politi-
cal comments made during the past year.
However, we are not aware of any serious
suggestions that their trash will be taken to
the new sanitary landfill. That island does
not enjoy the daily freight service that the

three islands off Marsh Harbour receive.
In all likelihood, tipping fees will be
charged at the landfill site to make the
operation financially self-sufficient. (Tip-
ping is the accepted word used to describe
the trucks as they empty or tip their load.
Dump trucks dump, but garbage trucks
tip.) It was stated a year or two ago that
residential trash under 250 pounds would
be exempt from tipping fees. To our knowl-
edge, all businesses and small shop keepers
would pay the tipping fee. A drive-on scale
is located at the entrance so vehicles can
be weighed coming in and when leaving
with the difference being the trash left at
the landfill.
The fact that they are looking for a
private organization to manage the site is
taken to be a good omen.
A public meeting is scheduled for De-
cember 5 at Central Abaco Primary School
at 7 p.m. where the landfill operation will
be explained. Commercial operators in
the trash hauling business should attend as
well as businesses which remove their own
trash. Environmentalists and residents who
make use of the dump or who are interested
in the technology are invited to attend.
traffic congestion
The Marsh Harbour roads were not de-
signed for the amount of traffic they must
now accommodate. Friday afternoons are
now resembling the annual pre-Christmas

traffic jams. During the pre-holiday weeks,
it seems that every car on the island has
important business in Marsh Harbour.
The rights-of-way are narrow, and there
are few options for an alternate route. Con-
gestion is compounded with marginal park-
ing at most businesses. A few businesses may
expand their merchandise and floor space
but are rarely able to offer more parking.
Our one stop light should be fitted with
a new timer giving more options or per-
haps traffic coming from the port should
not be allowed a right turn, South, onto
Don MacKay Boulevard. Heavy traffic at
this intersecti The Marsh Harbour Town
Committee has begun the process of
opening the original logging road con-
necting the airport roundabout to the
S.C. Bootle Highway, passing behind
St. Francis de Sales and Forest Heights
schools. This would give some traffic an
alternate route and avoid coming into
Marsh Harbour.
Traffic and parking problems at the
ferry landing at Crossing Beach in Marsh
Harbour will continue to get worse. Christ-
mas school holidays will provide minimal
relief as the loss of student traffic and
school busses there will be offset by the
increased Christmas visitor traffic.
We welcome any ideas residents of visi-
tors may have which would lead to im-
proved traffic flow. We suspect other traf-
fic schemes may come forward during the
coming year. We are willing to act as a

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I totally agree with John McDonald's
letter. Something is terribly wrong with
BEC. As a second homeowner for over 30
years, I have observed much strides over
getting their utilities to function. Some
have risen to efficiency. i.e, Batelco and
Water and Sewerage, not perfect, but ac-
ceptable to getting there. What about the
Bahamian citizens? Seems to me Bahami-
ans and expats have the same gripe!
BEC lags so behind. I have read that a
new CEO for this entity is from ABACO,
but I do not know this is fact. If it is, I hope
he can do a turn around and make BEC
proud of itself or competition may rise.
Every consumer is aware of fuel charg-
es, etc. and that struggle. But it appears
the BEC response is always like they are
programed (you must have left something
on or it's the fuel charge or your caretaker
didn't turn of the air conditioner off.)
Any may be the case, but when you
know you are just getting a company brush
off (trained) I question.
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locally, check out BEC?
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BEC, Batelco, Water and Sewerage and
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Local Government

is just for show
Administrator Cephas Cooper
Local Government
Dear Mr. Cooper:
This letter is written on behalf of peti-
tioners against the development in Marsh
Harbour near the Crossing Beach, High
Rocks. It is comprised of three three-story
buildings totaling 12 condominiums situat-
ed on three-quarters acres of land, adjacent
to Herbert Keys' parking lot.
At 9:15 a.m. Monday, November 26,
2007, I was told by a member of Town
Planning that the petitioners would NOT
be invited to the meeting scheduled for to-
night. For the record, eight hours is not
sufficient notice for a public forum or
meeting. In addition to this fact, Mrs. Le-
von Albury was visited by Mrs. Yvonne
Key at her home this afternoon at 4:30
p.m. and told that petitioners should attend
the meeting tonight.
It is an absolute sham that the Council
would insult our intellect by giving less
than two hours notice for a public meeting.
A minimum of seven days would be ac-
ceptable. This is the length of notice which
was given to local residents on the meeting
which was held concerning the objections
made to the Pascoe property on Pelican
Until the day comes when Local Gov-
ernment rises above smoke and mirrors, it

is really only for show. Until Local Gov-
ernment realizes that they have the power
to enforce the Town Planning laws and de-
mand that property owners follow the let-
ter of those laws, projects will continue to
be built that are questionable. I trust that
Council and the Town Planning Board will
give the due notice to objectioners prior
to making any hasty decisions tonight. An
open public meeting that has been properly
publicized is the only correct course of ac-
Liann Key Kaighin
High Rocks Property owner
Representative of
High Rocks Petitioners
Cc: Hon. Mr. Sidney Collie
Minister of Lands & Surveys and Local
M.P. Edison M. Key, South Abaco
Fumed In Abaco's Blatant
Lies and Wild Assertions
Dear Editor,
I represent the developers of The Cross-
ing Waterfront Condominiums and wish to
respond to the letter addressed to the editor
which was published in the Letters to the
Editor section of the Abaconian on the 15th
November 2007. The letter was not signed
by the author who used an alias "Fumed
in Abaco." An article also appeared in the
Nassau Tribune on the same date contain-
ing the same misrepresentations and distor-
tions, and one can only assume that this ar-
ticle was written by the same person. The
article and the letter are riddled with lies
and unfounded assertions.
For those who are not aware, Crossing
Beach is now an important gateway to the
city of Marsh Harbour with hundreds of
locals and visitors passing through the area
every day. It is also one of the most beau-
tiful areas of the city and the only public
beach for miles around. The buildings at
The Crossing are tastefully designed in the

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local architectural style, and the entire fin-
ished development will be attractive and a
definite asset to the area. We are adding
24 parking spaces which do not exist at the
moment, lush tropical landscaping, brand
new dockage, not to mention the additional
accommodation which Marsh Harbour so
badly needs.
From the beginning of this project al-
most two years ago, we have acted through
all the proper channels and have obtained
all necessary approvals and permits re-
quired by Town Planning Regulations and
Bahamian law. Nothing we are doing is
in any way contradictory to those Regula-
tions or laws. The plans currently under
construction received full approval by the
local Town Planning Board Committee in
October of this year. In fact, the develop-
ers were requested on a number of sepa-
rate issues to provide further clarification
of certain aspects of the project, and the
Town Planning Committee did an excellent
job in their thorough review and analysis
of the project before recommending it for
approval. Yet Fumed In Abaco seeks to
undermine the credibility of our elected
Town Planning Committee, accusing them
of "greed, cronyism, and conflict of inter-
For the record, the Crossing Develop-
ment Ltd. obtained "Approval in Prin-
ciple" from the Town Planning Commit-
tee on 10th April 2007. During the next
few months, we assembled the necessary
drawings that pertain to the structural engi-
neering, architectural, electric, plumbing,
waste treatment and other aspects of the
project. The finished plans were submit-

ted for approval during at the end of June
2007 and were on public display in Marsh
Harbour during the months of July, August
and September 2007. At a meeting of the
Town Planning Committee on 10th Sep-
tember, the developers were asked to fur-
nish further details, specifically about the
proposed waste treatment facility on site,
which they did, and the project obtained
full and final approval for the project from
Town Planning at the meeting on the 8th
October 2007. Despite Fumed In Abaco's
assertions to the contrary, at no time up to
and including that meeting was a petition
against the development formally presented
to the committee. However, I am certain
members were aware of it. Furthermore,
many of the persons who had signed the
Petition withdrew their consent.
I now wish to correct certain additional
fallacies in Fumed In Abaco's letter so that
the public should not be misled.
Fallacy #1: "This is a residential area."
In fact, all of the property in the area is
"Open Zoning." There is a car park (com-
mercial use) on the adjacent property to the
east and two ferry terminals (commercial
use) a mere 120 feet away at the bottom
of the hill. In fact, Crossing Beach is now
a major commercial gateway to the city of
Marsh Harbour, with hundreds of people
passing though the area every day. The
plans for the Crossing Waterfront Condo-
miniums are in complete accordance with
all applicable zoning regulations.
Fallacy #2: "The third building . is
actually built in the sea on reclaimed land."
TRUE. All three buildings at the Cross-
ing are built on solid rock that is part of
the island of Great Abaco, and they are all

within the legal setbacks as defined in the
Town Planning regulations. There are NO
plans to build on any reclaimed land. Per-
haps Fuming in Abaco could have checked
the facts before lashing out with such false-
Fallacy #3: "Workers were ordered by
Ministry of Works during November 4,
2007, to halt all further construction on the
site. This order was ignored."
LIE as no such order was given. The devel-
opers were requested not to begin work on
the foundations for the waterfront building
until the exact location of the building was
re-surveyed by Riviere and Associates, and
representatives from City Council and Town
Planning came on site on 19th November,
2007, to verify that the buildings are all in
accordance with all applicable Regulations
and are according to the approved plans on
19th November, 2007.
In fact, I think it is Fumed In Abaco
who is being short-sighted, selfish and
clearly has his own personal mischievous
agenda as property owner in the area to
discredit the project by any means neces-
sary, including trying to spread lies and
incorrect distorted information about the
Throughout The Bahamas, Abaco has al-
ways been recognized as having a progres-
sive attitude, and as we all know, Abaco,
Marsh Harbour in particular, is continuing

to grow at a very healthy pace. There is
high demand for both short and long-term
rentals for Bahamians and visitors alike.
The Crossing Waterfront Condominiums
will help to add to our inventory of quality
accommodations in the city and will be an
extremely visually attractive "landmark"
development overlooking Crossing Beach.
If anyone has any questions about any
aspect of the Crossing Waterfront Con-
dominiums, I shall be more than happy
to answer them. Additional information
can also be found on the website www.
Yours truly,
Neil Aberle
P.S. Especially amusing was the claim
that "persons were observed ... in water
up to their necks with tape measures and
string staking out the third building's on
the sea floor"(!) Perhaps Fumed in Abaco
has a further suggestion for how this might
in practice be achieved, as I am unable to
see how such a feat could be accomplished,
and certainly have never heard of anything
like this ever being done before!
Upset with
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Dear Editor,
Thank you for allowing me space in this
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Central Abaco News

Christian Counseling Ruth Pinder." business hours. In Nassau her two main two private counseling rooms, is located
An intensive course in the basic skills supervisors were Dr. Susan Newbold of in the premises previously used by the
Centre Opens of counseling was commenced in Marsh the College of the Bahamas and Mrs. Hel- Friend's of the Environment, upstairs in
By Jennifer Hudson Harbour early in 2007 and approximately en Arnett, Director of Counseling at the the D and S Plaza on Don MacKay Bou-
The Christian Counseling Centre of- 15 Ministry of Education personnel, pas- Christian Counseling Centre in Nassau. As levard and will be open Monday-Friday
ficially opened in Marsh Harbour on No- tors and community leaders completed part of her course, Erika gained experience from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. To make an appoint-
vember 12 to serve the needs of hurting the three-week course which included an in the counseling of persons experienc- ment with a counselor, call 367 6215. All
Abaconians. This centre is an offshoot of overview of counseling and training in in- ing depression, grief, drug and substance consultations will be completely confiden-
the Christian Counseling Centre in Nassau dividual and family counseling. Of those abuse, HIV/AIDS and marital problems tial and volunteers are available to suit dif-
which first opened in 1986 and has since receiving certificates for the completion of and also visited the Boys Industrial School ferent ages and genders. Eventually, it is
helped thousands of people with substance the course, five will be available part time and the adolescent ward of the Sandilands hoped that group counseling sessions will
abuse issues and family and personal prob- for counseling at the Christian Counseling Rehabilitation Centre. be added as needed.
lems. Centre in Marsh Harbour. They are Erika Ms. Lowe's recent course of training in There will be a basic fee of $55 during
A year ago the Christian Counseling Lowe, Ruth Pinder, Coral Johnson and Nassau builds on her previous background normal working hours and $70 after hours
Centre in Nassau explored the possibili- Tim and April Higgs. which is a bachelor's degree in sociology or on weekends. However, if applicants
ties of beginning an outreach programme. Ms. Lowe has recently completed a with a minor in psychology. "Counseling are unable to meet this fee their financial
Ministry of Education officials, pastors further three-month training period with for me was a passion since I was 16 years means will be taken into consideration and
and government ministers highlighted the "hands on" experience in Nassau. She has old," says Erika, who would like to go on no one will be turned away.
need for the establishment of a centre on now begun work as a full-time paid coun- eventually and study for her master's de-
Abaco. Community stakeholders expressed selor who will be stationed in the Counsel- gree. Please see Central Page 11
the view that family issues were at the root ing Centre office in Marsh Harbour during The Christian Counseling office, with
of many of the social problems on Abaco.
Following this, Dr Richard Marks of Mar-
riage for Life Inc of Jacksonville, Florida,
and Pastor Frederick Arnett, Executive Di- -
rector of the Christian Counseling Centre
in Nassau, conducted training seminars for
teachers and parents in several schools in
Marsh Harbour, neighbouring settlements
and on Moore's Island.
The Christian Counseling Centre in
Nassau stated, "The significant strides
made in the establishment of a branch of
the Christian Counseling Centre on Abaco
were enhanced by the ground work of the
Abaco community, three of whom must be
recognized for the time and energy they
have invested over the past year: Ms. Gina The solid waste landfill has been under construction for several years. It is located south of Spring City on the road to Snake Cay and
Guttuso, Ms. Felamease Sawyer (Minis- will eventually be the final dump for garbage from the entire island ofAbaco. Each section will be lined and when filled will be covered
try of Education, Abaco district) and Mrs. with quarry. Two cells are lined and a third cell is unlined at this time. The site is waiting for electricity to hook up pumps. However,
the rain from Tropical Storm Noel filled up one of the lined cells being prepared for garbage.

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New Med Spa Opens
at Auskell Clinic
By J nifer Hudson
The Auskell Advanced Medical Clinic
has now added a spa to its expanding list
of services and on November 18 and 19 an
Open House was held to introduce this new
Med Spa to the public. On hand to show
people around, answer questions and offer
free massages were Massage Therapists Em-
ily Ferguson and Judy Gibson. The spa has

been named Wings of a Dove which is a very
apt name as their gentle treatments leave one
feeling as if floating on the wings of a dove.
I speak from first-hand experience having
received a delightful massage from Emily
Ferguson during the spa's opening.
Both Ms. Gibson and Ms. Ferguson
have relocated to Marsh Harbour from
Nassau where they worked as massage
therapists for the past two years. "We love
this island and are eager to offer this spa to
Abaconians," they enthused. Both are cer-
tified therapists having trained in Nassau
at the Bahamas Technical and Vocational

A new airport terminal at the Marsh Harbour airport appears to be 18 to 24 months away
and the present terminal is shabby. So a group of concerned citizens have formed a com-
mittee to raise money and make improvements to the existing building. They have already
extended the roof overhang at the exit door from Customs. The main part of the terminal
is being tiled and the porch outside will be tiled. The bathrooms will be getting new toilets
and other improvements. The building will be painted inside and outside. Hopefully, this
will spruce up the building to make it presentable for the next couple of years.

Institute and in Orlando at the Wood Hy-
gienic Institute.
The spa utilizes two rooms in the south-
ern section of the clinic which are used
during the remainder of the week by the
physiotherapists. The spa will be open on
Sundays and Mondays and appointments
can be made through the Auskell Clinic.
On the remaining days both of the thera-
pists are available to make house calls and
will be happy to carry their massage table
to the cays.
Several different treatments are offered
to suit a person's needs.
Swedish massage which promotes re-
laxation and good health.
Deep tissue massage, a massage that
targets the deeper parts of the muscles and
surrounding tissue and is used especially
for people who work out a lot.
Stress reliever (mini massage) which re-
lieves tension in the back, shoulder and neck
Hydrotherapy, massage plus the use
of hot packs
Aquadetox where the feet are placed
in water and detoxification takes place
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through the 400 pores in the feet
Body scrubs, papaya, milk, herbal
honey glow and salt scrubs are offered on
Sundays only.
Colonic irrigation will begin in Janu-
ary or early February.
Ms. Ferguson stressed that the salt body
scrub is not for people with high blood
pressure. Since all massages increases
blood flow, any persons with high blood
pressure should obtain an okay from their
doctor first.
The therapists stated that "The many
benefits of massage include relaxation and
healing, easement of tension, stiffness and
pain, improvement in breathing and circu-
lation and the enhancement of well-being. It
is a detoxification and purification process.
Gift certificates are available and a sooth-
ing massage makes a wonderful gift."
"Anyone who comes to this spa will
have the best care and we will suit each
client's need," assured Ms. Ferguson.
Ms. Gibson may be contacted at 468-
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Baker's Bay contributes to our economy

Abaco has one of the strongest econo-
mies among the islands of The Bahamas
at a time when the US economy is slow-
ing down. Apart from the natural charms
and variety of Abaco, this may be due in
some measure to the presence of Baker's
Bay Golf and Ocean Club on Great Guana
The $500 million project, located on
the northern end of Great Guana Cay, will
comprise a residential community of 585
beachfront and ocean view acres with ap-
proximately 400 residences. Plans for the
development include a villa-styled hotel
(75 100 beds), private golf club, 18-hole
Tom Fazio-designed private golf course
and a 33-acre marina village with a 165-
slip "Blue Flag" marina.
Discovery Land Company, the develop-
ers of Baker's Bay, has already invested
more than $200 million in The Bahamas
and Baker's Bay currently employs 140
permanent staff. An additional 150 persons

are employed in construction work with
Baker's Bay's contractors and subcontrac-
Bahamas Hot Mix Co. Ltd., the con-
tractor for earthworks and road paving at
Baker's Bay, has been involved with the
project for approximately one year. Ac-
cording to Ebrahim Saidi, General Man-
ager, Bahamas Hot Mix, the project has
provided continuous employment for 25
staff, the majority of whom are Abaconi-
ans, working directly on-site.
"It's kept us busy for the past year and
hopefully into next year as well. The devel-
opers are very professional. They have all
their permits in place. Everything we're do-
ing is permitted by the Ministry of Works.
It's all been in compliance with the rules
and regulations, and we execute in accor-
dance with them. Baker's Bay has already
generated a large income for the people of
Abaco; and as it builds out, it will provide
continuous benefits and increased income

revenue to Abaco" Mr. Saidi said.
Also working on the project is Bahamas
Marine Construction, a subcontractor to
American Bridge. This 100 percent Ba-
hamian-owned company is responsible for
a number of aspects of the project includ-
ing building revetments and breakwaters,
internal dredging and construction of the
James Mosko, president of Bahamas
Marine Construction says his company has
been growing since working with the Ker-
zner Development and is now able to do
jobs that would have previously been done
by companies from the United States. With
regard to Baker's Bay he said it feels good
to step into another large project. "They're
high-end. They're doing everything right.
They're not skimping anywhere. We have
about 15 to 18 people up there and we'll
be there for the better part of a year and
half. We've still got three to four months
to finish the first phase, and then we start
the docks which will take us another eight

months," Mr. Mosko said.
He added that maintaining a presence on
Abaco means spending money locally and
expressed confidence that the developers
would see the project through. "In Marsh
Harbour we've got I don't know how many
homes and rooms rented. All our food
comes from the food store; we travel on
Abaco Air and Bahamasair. We've seen a
lot of projects that are half-baked. They are
under-funded and they go to hell in a hand
basket. But this isn't going to happen with
this project," Mr. Mosko said.
In August construction began on Bak-
er's Bay's 33-acre Marina Village which
consists of high end residential units, town
homes and some retail stores. This work
is being carried out by Woslee Dominion,
another all Bahamian company. Prior to
Baker's Bay, Woslee Dominon completed
the $7 million dollar Mandara Spa Expan-

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Construction has now begun on buildings at Baker's Bay. Until now most of the con-
struction was of the infrastructure. This picture shows Woslee Dominion Construction, a
company from Nassau, building a high-end house in the Marina Village.

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Baker's Bay From Page 12
sion for Kerzner International Phase III,
the $38 million Harbourside Atlantis for
Kerzner's Second Phase and a number of
luxury high-end homes at Ocean Club Es-
tates. Ashley Glinton, President and owner
of Woslee Dominion says he expects the
work will last for about two and a half to
three years. At its peak he will employ at
least 200 construction workers from Aba-
co, Nassau and other Bahamian islands.
"I think it's a wonderful project. It's a
very exciting project. I've been involved
in other developments and from what I
can tell and who I've communicated with
these guys are genuine. They're sincere in
what they're going to do. They say what
they're going to do so far and as far as
their commitment to Abaco and the people
and the environment I have seen nothing
less than what they say they're going to
do. I think it's a model for other develop-
ments in terms of the environment and the
way developments really should be carried
out," Mr. Glinton said.
But big name contractors are not the
only persons benefiting from development
at Baker's Bay. The developers also pa-

tronize a wide range of small local busi-
nesses on Abaco from hardware stores to
florists. On Guana Cay Donna's Golf Cart
and Cottage Rentals rents golf carts to Bak-
er's Bay on a monthly basis and cottages
to the developers and their contractors as
needed. Guana Cay's Orchard Bay Marina
benefits from cottage rentals by Baker's
Bay. Jimmy Albury, manager of Orchard
Bay, says he believes the development will
be good for Guana Cay and Abaco as long
as it is "controlled and doesn't grow too
fast. Discovery Land Company has deep
pockets and overall they're a good com-
pany," Mr. Albury said.
Donna Sands, proprietor of Donna's
Golf Carts and Cottage Rentals pointed out
that Baker's Bay has not only been good
for business but is helping people in the
community as well. "They formed the Fig
Tree Foundation. It's helped a guy with
cancer, paid some of his medical expenses
and we've got a young guy in Florida in
rehab and the Foundation's paying for that.
Then they just donated five computers to
the school, brand new desks, everything.
So they are willing to help the communi-
ty," Mrs. Sands said.
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ever. In Marsh Harbour a number of local
businesses supply products and services to
the Baker's Bay development. One such
business is the Harbour View Marina in
Marsh Habour that supplies Baker's Bay
with fuel products. "We provide them with
fuel, gasoline and diesel on a weekly or
daily basis depending on their activity,"
says Troy Cornea, Manager of the marina.
"It certainly moves product for us, which
is very beneficial and this has been going
on for five or six months now since we've
had their account. As far as what they're
doing, the scope seems to be in very good
taste. I understand the company is an ex-
tremely reputable company so if we're go-

ing to have development on Guana Cay or
in that area it seems like these guys are the
ideal candidates to develop it," Mr. Cor-
nea said.
Sherell Fox, the proprietor of Island
Petal florists has been producing floral ar-
rangements for Baker's Bay for the past
two years and is very upbeat about the de-
velopers. She says she feels the develop-
ers are genuinely interested in helping the
community. "I think they are very commu-
nity-oriented, and they pay close attention
to the small businesses and want to help out
wherever they can. They are very support-

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People in the News I

Basil Been Receives
Music Awards
By Jennifer Hudson
Mr. Basil Been's amazing voice and tal-
ent have once again been recognized and
rewarded. On October 29 he traveled to
Nassau to receive two National Arts Festi-
val awards. He was the national winner for
Gospel Solo 18 years and over and received
the E. Clement Bethel National Arts Fes-
tival 2007 trophy for the most outstanding
individual in music. The first award was
presented to him by the Hon. Carl Bethel,
Minister of Education, and the second by
the Governor General of The Bahamas.
The competition is held nationwide and
the singing classes were adjudicated on
Abaco in April by Mr. Cleophas Adder-
ley, well known conductor of the National
Youth Choir from Nassau. Mr. Been was
judged on the singing of two songs Wade
in the Water, a Negro spiritual, and You
Raise Me Up. He was showcased in the
finals in Nassau singing Every Time I Feel
the Spirit. "I am very impressed," stated
Mr. Cleophas Adderley. "This voice needs
to be heard."

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The winners' showcase and awards pro-
gramme is being aired on ZNS and Jones
Network television. Mr. Been was selected
to sing in Barbados along with some of the
other national winners.
Mr. Been accepted trophies on behalf of
three other winners from Abaco who were
unable to make the trip to Nassau. They
are Albert Russell from Abaco Central
High School, who won in the 12-15 years
instrumental solo class; Sontonya Stuart, a
drummer from Abaco Central High School,
who won in the 12-15 year age group; and
Enzel Cooper, a teacher from S.C. Bootle
High School, who was the national drama
winner for individual verse speaking.
Mr. Been is keen to encourage young
people to get involved in the National Arts
Alex Forbes studied
marine biology
By Mirella Santillo
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school in June, was chosen by the Ro-
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biology and his wish was answered this
summer when he joined the Sandy Point's
research center. During his stay there Alex
was lucky to sight more than 15 whales,
humpback and beaked whales, and as many
dolphins off Sandy Point shores.
In a presentation at the Rotary Club
meeting, he described his experiences. He
talked about the sightings of various spe-
cies of whales and dolphins and explained
how each boat outing was followed the
next day by documenting and recording on
computers the information gathered during
the trip. Such information as latitude and
longitude of the sighting, whether cloudy
or clear skies and how many miles from
shore were entered in a data bank, he men-
Alex's most memorable experience
while at the camp was seeing the whales
very close to the boat and observing their
behavior. He told of one occasion when a
calf came within 10 feet of the boat. It ap-
peared that the mother whale which was a
distance away called another whale which
approached the calf. As soon as the "baby

sitter" whale arrived, the mother dove
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immediate plans are to go to Andros for
a nine-week environmental and marine
diving certification course. Long term he
hopes to go to Ohio to study Marine Biol-
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skin diving instructor upon returning to
The Bahamas, he thought that working in
an environment such as the Marine Mam-
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Sports News

Darts Review
By Malcolm Spicer
President, Bahamas Darts Federation
The annual Abaco Darts Association
began its 21st consecutive league in Sep-
tember, 2007 twenty-one years and
counting. The season will go through to
May, 2008. Seven teams make up the
league this year: the D n R Dragons, the
4th Quarter Casuarina Stars, the Founda-
tion, the D n R Gophers, the Humming-
bird Hummers, the Spring City Sixers
and the Snappers Snipers. Games take
place on Tuesday and Wednesday eve-
nings at the various venues. Abaco will
host the Bahamas Darts Federation's Na-
tional Gold Cup in February, 2008.
The Gold Cup is The Bahamas' old-
est National Tournament and has been
held every year since 1985. Abaco has
been the winner on only one occasion, in
1993, when the venue was the old Air-
port Lounge. The Gold Cup is an island
vs island tournament where each island

association chooses its own best team of
nine men and five women from its own
local tournaments and league statistics.
It is a round robin tournament be-
tween the islands made up of individual
and team events. Points are awarded for
the various stages, and the island with
the most points is declared the Gold Cup
Champions for that year.
On 30th November 1st December
Abaco will be holding its final trials for
the Abaco squad at the Hummingbird
Restaurant in Marsh Harbour. Around 25
men and 12 women will be playing one
another to determine the Abaco squad.
The Gold Cup is the first of three an-
nual national tournaments which make
up the national schedule for 2007-2008
and also determines our national team,
which in 2007 participated in the World
Cup in the Netherlands, placing 23rd out
of 43 countries, a remarkable achieve-
ment for our small country. In 2008 the
national team will travel to Trinidad and
Tobago to defend its title as Caribbean
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sport by GAIS, the International Sports
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throughout the world. This recognition
of darts as a sport is necessary if darts is
to become an Olympic sport. As this was
the last obstacle to becoming an Olympic
sport, hopes are now high that darts will
be introduced as a sport in the Olympics
in 2012 to be held in England.
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throughout the year in the local island
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South Abaco News

Moore's Island
School offers
cosmetology classes
By Jennifer Hudson
Tenth and eleventh grade students at the
Moore's Island School are very excited
about the cosmetology classes which are
now being taught at the school. The in-
structor is beautician Mrs. Sharman Davis,
who operates a beauty salon on Moore's
Island and is very enthusiastic about vol-
unteering her time at the school. She began
the classes last year with the tenth grade
class and this year, since the school has
now extended to llth grade, she is teach-
ing both 10th and llth grades. She gives
a one-hour class on Monday and Thurs-

day each week to the 12 students in those
grades and covers both theory and prac-
tical work. According to Mrs. Sharman,
the grade 11 students have now completed
their facial and manicure courses in addi-
tion to professional ethics, sanitation and
sterilization studies. They are now prepar-
ing to do acrylic nails and to learn more of
the theory of hair.
"The students sit three examinations a
year in both practical and theory and must
pass their theory exam before they can do
the practical work," states Mrs. Davis.
The classes consist of both boys and girls.
"I have a good group of boys who are very
enthusiastic and excellent at facials and
manicures, and I am now going to intro-
duce them to barbering," she says.

At first the students brought the materi-
als they needed from home. But when Mrs.
Davis went away, she purchased whatever
supplies she could for the students since
the more advanced they became the more
equipment and supplies they needed to
continue the course. More supplies and
equipment are still needed. The students
improvise as best they can with what they
have and utilize school desks and chairs.
The photograph was taken during an
actual examination and shows two of the
students giving a facial to parents. In ad-
dition to an evaluation by Mrs. Davis, the
opinions of the parents was taken into ac-
count as to how satisfied they were with
the process and its result, how much they
enjoyed it and how relaxed they felt.
Ms. Ruthamae Rolle, Principal of the
Moore's Island All Age School, wishes to
thank Mrs. Davis on behalf of the students,
parents and department for all of her efforts.
Honor Roll Students
Grade 1: Shaquawn Davis, Wiltreco
Hield, Rolontae Knowles, Giovanno Rolle,
Burell Stuart, Deshante Davis, Glennesha

Duncombe, Temia Rahming and Tanisha
Grade 2: Ethan Johnson, Anwar John-
son, Christie Davis, Khazeriah McBride,
Davantee Tate, Mikayla Rolle and Kenrie
Grade 3: Megan Davis, Denijah
Humes, Rancisha Knowles and Stevanna
Grade 4: Cardinal Gaitor, Wencel Gai-
tor, Stephon Green, Kevin Hunt, Carle-
kward Johnson, Isaiah Stuart, Rashae Da-
vis, Charlvanique Hield, Alferniece Simms
and Kaylor Simms
Grade 5: Tishanda Cooper, Markwel-
la Davis, Audrea Hield, Isrinique Rolle,
Glennece Culmer and Clanardo Davis
Grade 7: Shemiquc Stuart
Grade 8: Keriann Stuart, Nevandria
Rolle and Anadescha Johnson
Grade 9: Mervann Davis and Santrecia
Grade 10: Alando Williams, Judeen
Davis, Geleece Gaitor, Jackiyn Davis, Lat-
anya Hield and Kerstella Simms
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The Moore's Island All Age School is now offering a cosmetology class which is proving
to be very popular with the boys as well as the girls. The boys will eventually be taught
barbering. Shown here are two high school students working in a class. The instructor
is Mrs. Sharman Davis, who volunteers to come in and teach two classes per week. The
classes are held on Thursdays 1-3 p.m. She is very enthusiastic about the program and
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More South Abaco News

Cherokee Sound
By Lee Pinder
After The Storm
Once again we were threatened with a
late traveling storm and prepared for a di-
rect hit from Tropical Storm Noel and were
ready for the worst. However, Cherokee
didn't suffer much more than wind damage
and loss of small bushes and flowers. Noel
did bring the parrots back to Cherokee ear-
ly. They have been heard squawking up on
the hill and spotted around the settlement
in search of food, but then, they are some
of our most welcome guests.
New Water Pipes
Work progresses on the laying of our
new water pipes. The workers are moving
fast and efficiently. As you can imagine,

A trench had to be cut down the middle of al
roads so water pipes could be installed. The
has installed the pipes and refilled the trench
the job with concrete. They put in meters to
same time.

Although the residents of Cherokee Sound had to put up The students of the Cherokee Sound Primary School put on a
with dust and inconvenience, the crew putting in water pipes program and served lunch to the senior citizens of Cherokee on
throughout the community did an excellent job and got the job November 30. The seniors appreciated the thoughtfulness and
done very quickly. effort that the students went to.
effort that the students went to.

the cutting of the ditches has been a dirty
job. But as they cut and lay the pipes, they
fill in the trenches and clean up as best
they can. I do believe most of the settle-
ment will have running
water to their homes by
Senior Citizens
Cherokee Sound
Primary School once
again honoured its se-
nior citizens with a
luncheon on the school
grounds on Novem-
ber 23. Approximately
S30 persons attended a
: -, program and luncheon
prepared just for them
Sthe narrow town
which was organized
construction crew
es ready tofinish and served by the stu-
reiedenes at that dents. It was a turkey
dinner with all the

trimmings including
dessert. Of course, we're sure some of the
credit should go to Ms. Michelle Lowe,
the principal, her PTA and the parents of
the children. But all who made the effort
to come out certainly enjoyed themselves.
Christmas Won-
We in Cherokee
don't have to travel to
the North Pole or even
to the big malls in the
United States to see all
the Christmas lights,
Santa Claus and a win-
ter wonderland because
we have it right here in
Cherokee. This year
Ricky Sawyer has out-
done himself. His out-
side Christmas decora- Cherokee Sound
tions are bigger, better Santas, everything
and more spectacular orations yearly.

than ever. All the little children are wide-
eyed when they see the display as well as

Please see South Page 25

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ig imaginable. Ricky Sawyer adds to his dec-

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Abaco's New Immigration

Superintendent Makes History

By Jennifer Hudson
Abaco's new Superintendent of Immi-
gration, Mrs. Fausteen Major-Smith, of-
ficially took up office in Marsh Harbour
on November 7 following the completion
of a short turnover period from November
3 from former Superintendent of Immigra-
tion, Mr. Spence Hutcheson.
Mrs. Smith has 28 years of experience
in the Immigration Department having be-
gun as a trainee in Nassau on September 3,
1979. After receiving an Associate Degree
from the College of the Bahamas, Mrs.
Major Smith went on to earn a Bachelor's
Degree in Professional Management from
Nova University. "I am still studying and
continuing to upgrade myself," she stated.
In 1983 Mrs. Smith was transferred to
Freeport where she served until her post-
ing to Abaco. Whilst on Grand Bahama
she completed a short stay at West End
and a seven-week stint on Bimini during
the height of the drug trade. She spent 11
months on Walker's Cay. At the time of
leaving Freeport she was the second in se-
During her career Mrs. Smith has re-
ceived several promotions. "This is not
easy for a woman," she says. This is her
first posting as a Senior Officer outside
Freeport, and she is making history as the
first woman in charge of Immigration on

"Although I did not quite know what
to expect on coming here, I did know that
Marsh Harbour is a very busy port. All
of the immigration applications for Abaco
are processed in Freeport since 1999 so I
have seen the large number coming in to
Freeport for processing. We know that
businesses need quick replies on work per-
mit applications so here on Abaco we send
them off straight away. But people have to
remember that they have to wait for the
decisions to be returned from Freeport."
The illegal immigration situation here
is something Mrs. Smith is very aware of,
and she would like to see more Immigra-
tion Officers stationed on Abaco. "We
are trying to combat the illegal immigrant
situation but cannot do it with the insuf-
ficient amount of manpower here. For a
large round-up we have to call in the assis-
tance of the Police, Customs and Defence
Force Officers. The airport here appears
to be even more busy than Freeport and
more Immigration Officers are needed at
the airport."
Mrs. Smith is married with three older
children and one younger child of 11 years
who is a student at Forest Heights Acad-
emy. Her posting here is for 12 months
as was her predecessor's but she states, "I
will be willing to stay on longer if asked
but as a government officer I have to move
whenever and wherever they decide."

is closer
A quick inspection of the new solid
waste landfill site between Snake Cay
and Spring City was made on November
26 by a team from the Ministry of Health
while on Abaco inspecting government
clinics. The group was headed by Dr.
Hubert Minnis, Minister of Health and
Social Development and included Mr.
Henry Moxey of the Department of Envi-
ronmental Health Services. Getting elec-
tricity to the site and awarding a manage-
ment contract are the two major items
remaining to be done.
Using the site to its fullest expectations
will be a process taking several years of
establishing the protocols for its use. An-
other phase of its operation involves edu-
cating the public and contractors using the
facility as to proper disposal methods and
how to best use accepted environmental
methods for recycling.
A public meeting will be held Decem-
ber 5 at 7 p.m. at the Central Abaco Pri-
mary School to explain elements of the
new landfill operation near Snake Cay.
An article in this paper on November 15
concerning the Man-O-War dump had sev-
eral misconceptions that should be clarified.
Garbage is normally removed from the
Man-O-War dump on Fridays by a large
flatbed barge. The barge came a day early
which coincided with an inspection of the

to opening
site by the Hope Town District Council
leaving the impression that garbage was
removed to give an exceptionally clean
site for the inspection. It should be not-
ed that the normal day, Friday, was a
holiday, Columbus Day, that caused the
barge to schedule the trip a day earlier.
Reference was made to weekly re-
moval being desired as opposed to every
two weeks as was done last spring. The
removal of the large bins was changed to
each week during the summer. Twice a
week removal is still desired but present
funding does not permit this.
Smaller bins were mentioned which
the local freight boats could easily
handle. These small bins are visible all
around Marsh Harbour and work well.
However, they are handled and emptied
by special trucks. For this reason using
these bins on the cays is not practical at
this time. Neither are the operators of
the freight barges serving these islands
anxious to mix a load of garbage with
their normal freight.
A comment that future funding for
garbage removal on Elbow Cay might be
in jeopardy was not correct. The entire
trash handling system is under review
and changes can be expected. Although
changes to the various methods for gar-
bage removal may take place, the ser-
vice will continue to be provided.

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By Jennifer Hudson.
The Friends of the Environment's two
ornithology groups are in full swing hav-
ing made four very successful bird watch-
ing trips since September 29. The Treasure
Cay group goes out on the first Saturday
of every month while the Marsh Harbour
group's schedule is a little more flexible.
Between six and eight avid bird watchers
assemble at 6.30 a.m. and usually return
about midday. The Marsh Harbour group
"birds" from Marsh Harbour to Sandy
Point in the south targeting a different area
each time while in the north "birding" is

limited mainly to around he Treasure Cay
In October the areas covered in the south
were from Hole-in-the-Wall to Crossing
Rocks and an amazing 53 species of birds
were sighted including such wonderful
names as white cheeked pintail, oven bird,
ruddy turnstone, grey cat bird and great
yellow legs.
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Point Bluff, Split Point, Treasure Cay Blue
Hole and Bahama Star Farm including the
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tanager and Eurasian collared dove.
These bird watching trips will be on-
going and anyone interested in joining
is invited to check out the Friends of the
Environment website at www.friendsoft-
heenvironment.org or call Anita Knowles
at 367-2721.
This year the ornithology groups will be
carrying out two Christmas Bird Counts in
conjunction with the Audubon Society. On
December 15 the expedition will take in
the area of South Abaco and on Decem-
ber 29 the concentration will be in North
Abaco around Treasure Cay, the Bahama
Star Farm and possibly as far out as Green
Turtle Cay.
Anyone interested in bird watching is
invited to join in any or all of the trips. No
experience in birding or knowledge of spe-
cies is necessary. "Amateur bird watchers
are welcome and can learn a lot from the
experienced birders," says Anita Knowles,
Secretary of Friends. "Ron Pagliaro and
Reg Patterson are very knowledgeable and
share their expertise freely with all, ex-
plaining specifics to watch for."
Items to bring on a trip are binoculars
and bird identification books if you have
them. However, the lack of these is not a
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North Abaco News

Stay Focused
By Vernique Russell
With less than a month remaining in this
school, the young people of North Abaco
are encouraged to stay focused and work
hard for success. Examinations are just
around the corner and students are encour-
aged to study hard and do their best. Cre-
ate time to study your work before entering
the examination arena. Remember educa-
tion unlocks the door to success. Hard
work along with determination will guar-
antee your success. Stay focused!
Recent Events at
Sherlin Bootle
By Vernique Russell
The first half of this term has been a
very exciting one at the Sherlin Bootle High
School. Students and teachers have all been
busy and working extremely hard to make
this school year the best ever. The students
of Grade-12 have all now completed their
school work hours on a Saturday, which is
a requirement for graduation. A meeting
of both parents and students was hosted by
Guidance Officer, Mrs. Mackey-Russell,
to bring everyone up to date with school
policies. Topics discussed included gradu-
ation requirements and scholarships.
The After School Program is up and
running again. Students can receive assis-
tance in any subject area. On October 16th
National Boss Day was celebrated and in
recognition of this a fruit basket was pre-
sented to Principal Huel Moss on behalf
of the teachers and students. In an attempt
to prepare her grade-12 Religious Stud-
ies students for life after high school, Ms.
Demeritte staged an incredibly realistic

wedding at the school from a chauffeur-
driven limousine for the bride to a four-
course meal at the reception. It was all part
of course requirements.
This year students were given the op-
portunity to campaign for the envied head
girl and head boy and deputy head boy and
head girls positions. This was the first time
in the school's history that this took place.
Students, however, were required to meet
a certain criteria before being eligible to
run. At the end of the election period, Ruth
Lubin had secured the Head Girl spot with
Alannah Curry as her Deputy. Leonardo
Simms and Josler Pierre secured the Head
Boy and Deputy Head Boy position, re-
District Superintendent, Mrs. Lenora
Black, hosted a well attended North Abaco
Parents Meeting at the S.C. Bootle High
School in September. Parents were given
an overview of the Ministry of Education
Abaco Division plans for North Abaco.
S.C. Bootle along with Cooper's Town
Primary School started the year off with a
very special Prayer Breakfast. Prayers were
offered for the students, parents, teachers
and the school grounds. The Prayer Break-
fast was held to ask the Master above to
take control of the school and for His will
to be accomplished.
Several teachers, along with a few par-
ents, assisted two workers from the Minis-
try of Works in taking down the tent in the
court yard before the arrival of Tropical
Storm Noel. There was no damage to the
school. Plans have been made to make up
the days that were lost due to the storm.
The year Principal Moss and his team
are looking forward to even greater things

to come. With the addition of new
teachers and programs, there is no
doubt that this year will be the envy
of years past. Principal Moss is re-
questing that parents along with other
concern citizens continue to support
the school. After all, it's our school.
For more frequent updates, visit the
school's website at www.scbootle-
By Vernique Russell
Congratulations to K'Yvonne Lopez,
a ninth grade student at Sherlin Bootle
High School, for her recent performance
in the Bahamas Junior Certificate examina-
tions. She passed mathematics with an A.
She is also being congratulated for having
achieved the highest GPA in the school for
the last school year.
On October 27th Ms. Varnette Sawyer,
daughter of Ms. Cokan Sawyer of Fire
Road and Mr. Mackey Rolle of Cooper's
Town, and Mr. Ray Stuart joined heart and
hands as they exchanged vows. The cer-
emony took place in Nassau and was of-

Mr. and Mrs. Mackey Rolle
ficiated by Pastor Rodney Roberts, assisted
by other ministers. The happy couple will
reside in Nassau. Congratulations to Mr.
and Mrs. Stuart on their new life together.
Congratulations from the North Abaco
communities, especially Fire Road.
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some of the adults. If you want to get in
the Christmas mood or just want to enjoy
a wonderful sight, just come to Cherokee
and stop by Ricky's place for a real treat.
A memorial service was held at Ep-
worth Methodist Church on November
10 for Rhonda Jo Albury. She as born
in the States to William and Hazel King
on October 17th, 1965. And through her
Mother's second marriage, she became
the step-daughter of Junior Williams. She
spent much of her life in Florida. Her fam-
ily moved to Abaco living in Cassuarina
Point in the 1980s to work for the Orange
Grove conglomerate known as BG Har-
mond. Rhonda was aspiring to be a sketch
artist for the company when she met Larry
Albury of Cherokee
Sound. They soon
married and retured
to Florida where they
made their home and
where their only daugh-
ter Caitlyn was born.
However, they again
returned to Abaco and
set up housekeeping
in Cherokee and have
lived here for the past
eight years. Larry Animated charac
worked at the rock Cherokee. Lights
plant, Rhonda nursed mood for Christ

and cared for
the elderly
and Cait-
lyn attended
school in
is survived
by her hus-
band Larry, Rhonda Albury
Caitlyn, brother Jeff (also living in Chero-
kee) as well as many other family members
in the States and a host of good friends.
Rhonda's passing was sudden and unex-
pected. She was such an energetic and vi-
vacious person, always with a smile on her
face and cheerful word for all she met. She
will be greatly missed..

North From Page 24
of the airport. It carries a wide variety of
clothing from casual to professional to el-
egant wear in sizes ranging from small to
plus sizes. Blossom's also carries a large
variety of under clothing and apparel for
children. Stop by and check out Blossom's
today. The store hours are from 10 a.m- 6
p.m, Monday through Saturday.
Church News
By Vernique Russell
First Lady Miriam Emmanuel of Good
Samaritan Ministries in Nassau will be
hosting revival services in Ingraham's
Park in Cooper's Town on November
21st through 23rd. The public is invited
to attend. Healing, deliverance and break-

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through are guaranteed.
Pastor Kenny Carroll of Refuge Taber-
nacle Ministries in Nassau was on Abaco
hosting revivals services and walk-abouts
in the settlements of Cedar Harbour, Mur-
phy Town and Crossing Rocks. He thanks
all who opened their homes to him as he
was about the Master's business.
In an effort to raise funds for trans-
portation, Full Gospel Women's Ministry
will be hosting a Tea Party at the home of
Women's Ministry President Melvern and
Ornel Cornish. The Tea Party will be held
on November 24. A large variety of teas
and Bahamians delights will be served.
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Abaco Police Reserves

distribute goodie bags

On November 22nd, Thanksgiving Day, the Abaco Police Reserves distributed pack-
ages to Sybil's House and senior citizens in the communities of Dundas Town and
Murphy Town. The items donated to Sybil's House included cleaning supplies such
as bleach, disinfectant, deodorizer, and air freshener. In the packages for the senior
citizens were canned goods (cream, tuna, corn beef, vegetable soup), rice, grits,
soap, and toilet tissue. The items were donated by Price Right, Bethany Church,
and Reserve Sargeant Newbold. This is the second year these officers have given out
items to the elderly and, according to Newbold, this has now become an annual thing
for them to do. The reserve officers assisting with the distribution of items were R-
Sgt. Newbold, R-Cpl. Boscom, WR-Const. Deveaux, WR-Const. Johnson, R- Const.
Johnson, and the leader of the reserves, R-Insp. Beatrice Moxey. Also shown with the
officers is Supt. Wayne Miller.

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Marianne Orr Quackenbush Chris-
tensen passed away suddenly on September
12th at Bethesda North hospital in Cincin-
nati, Ohio. She leaves behind a legacy of
volunteerism, a loving family and friends.
She will be fondly remembered and missed
by all who knew her.
Marianne, or "Babe" as she was more
informally known, was born in Cincin-
nati on December 18, 1926. She married
John V. Quackenbush and together they
had three children, Ellie, John and Taylor.
In 1968 the couple moved to Hope Town
where they lived until Mr. Quackenbush's
death in 1972. During their time in Hope
Town, Babe was an active volunteer at the
town's library and the American School
in White Sound and was a member of the
Hope Town Sailing Club.
When the family lost their son, Taylor
while living in Hope Town, they contrib-
uted to the improvement of a town park
which was renamed in Taylor's memory.
The park, located near Vernon's Grocery,
was created for the town's enjoyment.
She returned to Cincinnati, where, in
1976, she married Harold S. Mercier. They

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November 23rd. In lieu of flowers memo-
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found dead of natural causes before dawn on
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Plobert Lutcicet Stratton

Se-Oen Sears after the fact and still no cities, no leads and no suspect apprehended.
It's incredulous!! \Ie \irite toda to remember that se-0en sears ago this December
18t11, 2007, our grandfather, Robert Lucien Stratton, Was shocking and gruesomely
murdered at his home in ltarsh Harbour. Along With this \ickedness, his t~o daugh-
ters v~ere brutally abused.
Various letters to Prime inisters, Commissioner of Police, U.S. Ambassadors
lha-e found no relief in an attempt to keep this in-Oestigation aliv-e. The ongoing uncer-
taints and lack of closure in the iniOestigation, and psychological impact of the e03ent
has plaed its part in forever changing the fabric of our family.
Countless letters receied after this incident described our grandfather as a kind
and gentle man a man hosee mark ,iill ald\ays be etched in the de-3elopmental his-
tori of this island.
After the losses of his son Van in archh of 2000, and of his ~iife Phemnie in T"ia,
of the same ear, during the end of 2000, Lucien \Was finally beginning to recover
and a spring in his step eas reemerging. Then the morning of December 188th, 2000,
unfolded to MTarsh Harbour eNxperiencing one of the most brutal e-ents of its cluiet
The family of Lucien Stratton ,dish to keep his memory ali3Oe and in this effort an
appeal goes out to the authorities to dust off the files and re-energize an effort to get
to the bottom of this unsolved murder.
Toda,, We remember our grandfather, father, moral compass, and friend. A man of
integrity, a man \e miss eOeri da, and ,olhose shoes We W ould find most difficult to
The Family of Robert Lucien Stratton

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Vehicle Fire A driver reported abo
8 a.m. on October 19 that his truck caug
fire while being driven near the Chels
Water plant on S.C. Bootle Highway
Marsh Harbour.
House Break-in A house on Pelic;
Shores in Marsh Harbour was broke
into sometime between October 9 and 1
Nothing appeared to be taken although
door was damaged to gain entry.
Causing Harm A little after dawn (
October 19 a woman living in the Mud su
fered injuries when punched in the mou
by her exboyfriend.
Unlawfully Carrying Arms and Diso
derly Behaviour A resident of the Mi
was arrested October 19 at the Marsh Ha
bour police station when he entered ar
caused a commotion carrying two cutlass
and a stick. He intended to harm anoth
man there under arrest for being disorder
in the station..
Unlawful Entry and Stealing An u
locked sliding door at the Regattas cond
minium in Marsh Harbour allowed som
one to enter sometime during the night
October 18 and take cash from the occ
pant's bag.
Traffic Accident An anonymous ca
about 8:15 p.m. on October 19 led poli
to a pickup truck which had rolled ov
several times on the highway near Bahan
Palm Shores. The driver, Prince Alv
Strachan, had been thrown out and w
found dead at the scene.
House Breaking and Stealing A hou
near the Regattas in Marsh Harbour w
broken into between October 17 and 19.
small amount of cash was taken.

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Police Crime Report
ut Causing Damage Before dawn on Oc- at Trumpet Assembly Church in Dundas das Town on October 23. A Murphy Town
ht tober 21 a woman living in the Mud had Town in the afternoon of October 13, a man was arrested that night who admitted
ea her front door, a mirror and two windows woman had her cell phone taken from her to the theft of two gold chains, three hats,
in broken by her boyfriend. Damages exceed- purse. two shirts and two boxer shorts. A Dundas
ed $600. House Breaking and Stealing A guest Town woman was arrested later that night
an House Breaking A house on Eastern at the Lofty Fig Villas in Marsh Harbour who admitted to being outside the house
en Shores, Marsh Harbour, was broken into reported that his villa had been broken into during the robbery but claimed she did not
9. during the night of October 21 by cutting a during the night of October 21. Cash, two participate in the robbery.
a window screen. Nothing appeared to have cameras and eye glasses were taken. Breaking and Entering The Latter
been taken. Causing Harm and Threat of Death Rain Church in Dundas Town was bro-
on Stealing from Vehicle A resident of Late in the afternoon of October 22, a ken into during the night of October 23
Lf- Green Turtle Cay reported that two tires woman in Murphy Town reported that her by someone removing a window air con-
th and a rear view mirror were removed from boyfriend took her cell phone, gave her ditioner. Nothing appeared to have been
her car sometime between October 13 and a beating and threatened to kill her if she taken.
r- 22 while it was parked at the Treasure Cay went to the police. Shop Breaking The Brothers #2 Fish
ud ferry landing. Shop Breaking and Stealing Imports House on Grand Cay was broken into on
1r- Shop Breaking A window was Limited in Hope Town was broken into October 24. Taken were 280 pounds of
nd smashed at the administration building during the night of October 22 through a lobsters valued at $2,714.
es at Abaco Central High School during the bathroom window. A substantial amount of Arrest A Dundas Town man turned
er night of October 21. The Vice Principle's cash was taken. himself in and was arrested on October 25
ly office was "ram shacked" but nothing ap- Stealing Four hundred pounds of cop- in reference to a number of matters.
peared to be missing. per were stolen during the night of Octo- Causing Harm A 19-year-old pregnant
n- Shop Breaking and Stealing During ber 22 from property on the S.C. Bootle woman was beaten by her ex-boyfriend af-
o- the night of October 21 a burglar entered highway. Four men were arrested October ter dusk while at the basketball court at the
e- a Laundromat on the S.C. Bootle High- 23 concerning this theft. Three were from Mud on October 26.
of way near Treasure Cay and stole a case of Freeport and one was from Abaco. While Attempted Break-in A door panel
u- Cracker Jacks, a case of Honey Buns, six searching the property occupied by one of had been removed from the administration
sodas and eight bottles of water all valued the men, marijuana was found. While at building at Abaco Central High School.
all at $43. the police station, a further search found The unsuccessful break-in was discovered
ce Stealing from a Dwelling A resident a small plastic bag of cocaine between the late Sunday afternoon on October 28.
er of Abaco Beach Hotel reported on October buttocks of one of the men. Additional Arrest for Dangerous Drugs After a
na 22 that someone entered her house during charges were filed. chase at daybreak on October 27, the po-
in the previous 30 days and stole an envelope Shop Breaking and Stealing Clothing lice stopped a car with three nervous occu-
as containing cash. was stolen during an overnight break-in on pants. A search found a bag of marijuana.
Disorderly Behavior A man in the October 22 at the Chester Lowe's Clothing Three men from Dundas Town were ar-
se Mud was arrested in mid-afternoon for Store on the S.C. Bootle Highway. rested.
as disorderly conduct and using obscene lan- Shop Breaking and Stealing Cash Shop Break-in The M & K Variety
A guage. was taken during an overnight break-in on Store in Murphy Town was broken into
Stealing While attending a wedding October 22 at the K & Q Meat Mart in during the night of November 2. A glass
Treasure Cay. door was smashed and about $75 worth
House Breaking and Stealing Two of groceries were taken. A suspect was
d nextto n te B y gold chains and some hats were stolen dur-
d next to AID in the Barclays ing a daytime break-in to a house in Dun- Please see Crime Paoe 29
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House Break-in A house outside Fire
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a vital issue as to what is going on here on
I saw an article some time back about
the locals being encouraged to invest in
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government is only cutting itself short
because it is not making anything out of
the deal. They set up their websites in the
States; therefore, the money stays there.
Guana Cay is not the only island suffering
this fate.
I could not get my wife to register or
vote in the last election because of this is-
sue. This matter has been brought up with
our past and present Members of Parlia-
ment. Do you need facts? My sister has
just closed down a $2 to $3 million hotel
business, Seashore Villas on Guana Cay,
and she will not be the only one in The
Bahamas. I did vote in the last election,
hoping something could come out of this
matter. This business has put five people
out of a job.
Therefore, this is for locals that are go-
ing into the hotel business: dig a hole in
your backyard and bury your money. You
would be better off.
Thanks again,
Randy Roberts



Tel: 367-0400

Located in the
Abaco Shopping Center, Marsh Harbour
eMail: info @ gopheryouabaco.com

By Samantha V. Evans
Abaco now has another eatery that is
sure to be a hit with residents. Island Cafe
opened its doors in the Abaco Shopping
Plaza in Marsh Harbour on November
18th with hours that are sure to please. On
Monday through Thursday they are open
from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. On Friday and Satur-
day they are open until 10 p.m., and on
Sunday their hours are 8 a.m.-9:30 p.m.
The owners of the Cafe are Erica Albury
and Deedee Roberts. Mrs. Albury stated
that they serve breakfast, lunch and dinner
and specialize in native Bahamian dishes.
However, Island Cafe is more than an eat-

ery; they are a full ice cream parlor serving
all types of ice cream, milkshakes, sundaes
and gourmet pastries.
Mrs. Albury stated that this cafe is
something she and her mom, Deedee, talk-
ed about opening for families to go to eat
and just socialize. It is also a place where
young people especially can come to hang
out, have fun and eat. They do not sell any-
thing alcoholic and do not plan to. They
will soon offer hot dogs, popcorn and other
items that are sure to be a hit with youth,
young adults and parents. The phone num-
ber at Island Cafe is 367-6444.

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Fishing From Page 1
to capture or possess marine turtles.
Changes have also been made to clarify
what a sports fishing visitor can legally
take aboard his vessel when leaving The
Bahamas. A foreign vessel that had a valid
sports fishing permit can take out of the
country the same amount of marine prod-
ucts equal to that amount that could be le-
gally aboard under these new regulations.
For example, a tournament participant
who may have caught 25 pelagic fish. But
on leaving The Bahamas, they will only
be allowed to take the maximum of 18 of
those fish with them.
Mr. Cartwright feels that these new
regulations will set limits for visitors that
will let them to enjoy visiting The Bahamas
without allowing an unscrupulous minority
to exploit the country's marine resources.
The new revised regulations "specifi-
cally prohibit" the sale of fishery products
caught by visitors using a sports fishing
permit. Mr. Cartwright received many
complaints that persons were using sports
fishing permits for commercial purposes
and he wants this to stop.
"To eliminate confusion about the right
to engage in sports or recreational fishing,"
he stated, "persons who have the status of
permanent resident of The Bahamas will,
for the purposes of the regulations govern-
ing sports fishing, be treated the same as
Some of the changes made previously
resulted in confusion regarding sports fish-
ing tournaments. "Consequently, the sports
fishing tournaments that were scheduled to
take place this year were thrown into disar-
ray and in the midst of uncertainty, many
regular visitors to The Bahamas who used
sports fishing as a vacation or recreational
activity chose to either stay away from The
Bahamas or to curtail their number of visits

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December 1, 2007
here," Minister Cartwright said.
Minister Cartwright underscored that
persons wishing to host sports fishing tour-
naments must now submit a formal appli-
cation form and provide relevant details of
the number of persons and vessels expect-
ed to participate as well as the rules pro-
posed for the tournament. "If approved,
the appropriate permit will be issued to the
tournament director," the Minister stated.
"The fee for such a permit is $500. All
vessels participating in the tournament will
be provided with a decal identifying them-
selves as participants." The Minister la-
mented that many Family Island hotels and
marinas reported significant reductions in
bookings because of the confusion.

Box Car From Page 2
or wine and a potent gin and coconut water
concoction. The proceeds from the sale of
food and drinks went to various organiza-
tions. The Hope Town School had a baked
items table. Mrs. Candace Key, the school
Principal said that the money would go to-
wards the school's general funds. At the
end of the day, cakes were auctioned. One
orange cake sold for $70, bought by a Bak-
er's Bay's employee, Mr. George Smith.
Some of the proceeds from drinks and
T-shirts sale went to help the youth of
the community with sports programs and
to the Long Island Relief as a gesture of
goodwill towards the residents of that is-
land who suffered damages from flooding
during Tropical Storm Noel.
The race ended with a shower of sparks
and confetti shot from fire crackers at-
tached to the rear of Stafford Stream Line,
the car entered by Mr. Patterson. That was
followed by the trophy and prize presenta-
tion. Trophies went to the winners of each
race. The overall first prize of $100 went
to Mr. Rick Sweetings, who raced with

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Froggie's owned by Mr. Lambert Albury.
Twenty five dollars was given to the third
place winner. In the Junior category, ECC
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Tony Lowe and third to 13-year-old Bren-
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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 Tow n to Shell Sta .....................................$14 + $4
Pelican Shores to Frankie Russel house................$14 + $4
Eastern Shores to Peas & Rice house...................$14 + $4
Beyond Russell house or Peas & Rice house........$16 + $5
G reat C istern ...... .. .. ..................$20 + $5
S p ring C ity ........................... .................. $ 1 5 + $ 5
S nake C ay ... ...... ........... ................... $35 + $ 10
Treasure C ay ....... .. .... ..... .............. .. $60 + $ 10
C asuarina P oint ................................................. $60 + $ 10
Treasure Cay Airport or Bah Palm Shores ........$70 + $10
Little Harbour or Cherokee ................................... $80 + $10
C rossing R ocks .................... ..................... $100 + $10
S andy P o int .................................................. ... $ 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
Solom on'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 Cay Resort ................. .....................$20 + $5
M adeira P ark ............................................ $14 + $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 o od C ay .............................................................. $ 6 0 + $ 5
M ount H o pe ............................................ $65 + $5
F ox T ow n ........................... .................. $ 7 0 + $ 5
Crow n Haven ...... .. .. ..................$75 + $5
M arsh Harbour Airport .............. .....................$75 + $10
T Cay Hotel to Marsh Harbour .............................$65 + $10
T C Hotel to G Turtle Ferry (Blue Hole $24) ..........$18 + $ 5
T C Hotel to Bonefish M arles.................................. $22 + $5
T C Hotel to Joe's 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 ............................ 367-0032
Local air charters serving Bahamas & S.Florida
A b aco A ir .............................................................. 367 -22 66
Cherokee Air Charters .............. .....................367-3450

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

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

Compliments of The Abaconian

Area code 242 unless noted otherwise

Ferry Schedules Departure times shown Daily service unless noted
Marsh Harbour to Hope Town or Man-0-War 20 minutes from Crossing Beach
Marsh Harbour to Guana Cay 40 minutes
Abaco Ferry Service VHF Ch 16 MH/HT One way $15 / RT $20 Children 6- 12 half fare,
Marsh Harbour > Hope Town 7:00am* 8:50 10:20 12: pm 1:55 3:55* 5:40
(Limited Sunday Schedule) Return 7:55 am 9:30 II 12:30pm* 2:55 5 6:15
Marsh Harbour > White Sound 7am 12pm 3:15 Return 7:40 1:10 4:25
to or from White Sound
Albury's Ferry Service Ph 367-3147 or 367-0290 VHF Ch. 16
Marsh Harbour > Hope Town 7:15 am 9 10:30 12:15 pm 2 4 5:45
Return 8 am 9:45 11:30 1:30 pm 3 4 5 6:30
Marsh Harbour > Man-O-War 10:30 am 12:15 pm 4 5:45*
Return 8 am 11:30 1:30 pm 4:30
Marsh H. > Guana Cay (& Scotland Cay with advance notice) from Conch Inn Not on Sundays
(6:45am Union Jack Dock) 10:30 1:30 pm 3:30
Return 8 am 11:30 2:30 pm 4:45
Same day fare Adult prepaid oneway $16 / Round Trip $22, * Kids 6-11 half, Under 6 free
Green Turtle Ferry Phone 365-4166, 4128, 4151 VHF Ch 16 Ten minute ride
Green T Cay to Treasure Cay Airport 8 am 9 II 12:15 1:30 3 4:30
T Cay Airport to Green T Cay 8:30 am 10:30 11:30 1:30 2:30 3:30 4:30 5
New Plymouth one way adult $10 (Children $7) Round trip $15 Extra to some G T Cay docks
Abaco Adventures Ph 365-8749 VHF Ch 16
Treasure Cay to Guana Cay Sunday Lv 12 & returns 4:45 p.m. $25 RT
T Cay to Man-O-War/ Hope Town Wed 9:30 am, return 4:30 pm $35 RT
T Cay to Guana Cay Sunset Cruise Fr $25, call for time

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

Bahamas Ferries Sandy Point to Nassau under 4 Hr. Call Sandy Point 366-4119
or Marsh Harbour 367-5250 for sailing dates Adults $95 RT, $55 OW Cars & trucks
Enovahs Bus Service Hourly bus through Murphy Town, Dundas Town & Marsh Harbour to Ferry
dock Spring City early morning & late afternoon.
The Great Abaco Express Marsh Harbour bus to N Abaco Call 367-2165
Lv Marsh H. 5 am & 12:30 pm, connect with ferry to Grand Bahama & bus to Freeport
Lv Crown Haven 9:30 am & 5:30 pm bringing ferry passengers to Marsh Harbour

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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
Conch Pearl Boat Rentals.................. 365-6502
Island Treasures Cart Rentals........... 365-6072
Ria-Mar Golf Cart Rentals.................. 365-6024
Waterways Boat Rental .357-6540 & 365-6143
Hope Town
Cat's Paw Boat Rentals ..................... 366-0380
Hope Town Cart Rentals ................... 366-0064
Island Cart Rentals ........................... 366-0448
Island Marine Boat Rentals ............... 366-0282
J R's Cart Rental ............................. 366-0361
Sea Horse Boat Rentals .................... 366-0023
T & N Cart Rentals............................. 366-0069
Treasure Cay
Alison Car Rent ................................ 365-8193
Cash's Carts ...................................... 365-8771
Claridge's Cart Rentals ..................... 365-8248
Cornish Car Rentals........................... 365-8623
JIC Boat Rentals ............................... 365-8465
Triple J Car Rentals ........................... 365-8761
Abaco Adventures Kayaks .............. 365-8749

Restaurant Guide
Prices $ Low, $$ Moderate, $$$ Upper
(Based on dinner entree range)
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Marsh Harbour
Anglers..............................$$$ .. ....367-2158
Curly Tails .....................$$$ .............367-4444
G ino's .................................$ ......... 367-2002
Golden Grouper ...........................367-2301
Hummingbird....................$$............. 367-2922
Jam ie's Place.....................$ .............367-2880
Jib Room .........................$$ .............367-2700
Kentucky Fried Chicken ............. 367-2615
Mangoes ......................$$$ ............. 367-2366
Pop's Place........................$ .....+....367-3796
Sea Shells .........................$ .............367-4460
Snack Shack .....................$ .....+....367-4005
Snappas .............................$ ............. 367-2278
Subway ................................... ... 367-2798
Wallys ..................... $$$ 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
Hibiscus ........................................ 365-6380
Island Treats Snack Bar..................... 365-6501
Guana Cay
Blue Water Grill..............$$$ .............365-5230
Grabbers ......................$$$ .............365-5133
Guana Seaside .............$$$ .............365-5106
Nippers ........................$$$ ............365-5143
Orchid Bay ....................................... 265-5175
Treasure Cay
Florence's Cafe .................$
Harbour Cafe ....................$.............365-8635
Hudson's Delight ...............$............365-8648
Spinnaker Restaurant ...$$$.............365-8469
Touch of Class .............$$$ .............365-8195
Green Turtle Cay
Bluff House ....................$$$.............365-4200
Jolly Roger Bistro.............$$ ............. 365-4200
Green Turtle Club .........$$$.............365-4271
Harvey's Island Grill.........$$ ............. 365-4389
Laura's Kitchen ...............$$ .............365-4287
Mclntosh's Restaurant ....$$.............365-4625
Plymouth Rock Cafe.......................... 365-4234
Rooster's Rest ................$$ ....... ....365-4066
Sundowners .....................................365-4060
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BTC Abaco JA Company

receives awards!!

BTC's Abaco Junior Achievement Company "I-Connect We Connect" held its
awards ceremony on October 6th, 2007, to celebrate the team's hard work and suc-
cesses during the year, which culminated with BTC's Abaco team winning Com-
pany of The Year. The president of "I-Connect We Connect", Brittany Symonette
won the most coveted award in Junior Achievement, The Most Distinguished
Achiever Award (MDA) for Abaco. All company members were awarded gift bags
filled with T-shirts, cell phones and other goodies.
On Behalf of the Board of Directors, Executive Management & Staff we Con-
gratulate the winning "I-Connect We Connect" Company and the BTC Staff in
Abaco who assisted them. '&

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Hi- Speed Internet this Christmas
& recieve a free modem

BTC brings "The World at the Fingertips"
of Four Family Islands!

The Bahamas Telecommunications Company Limited, BTC proudly an-
nounced the launch of GSM in the islands of Acklins, Crooked Island,
Eleuthera and San Salvador in a press briefing on Friday November 23rd,
2007. President & CEO, Mr. Leon Williams stated that "Today's launch
reaffirms BTC's vision, "to enhance the Bahamas' competitive position
in the global community by developing and maintaining the most
modem cost effective telecommunications solutions for our customers."
Over the last eleven months BTC has launched GSM services in
Grand Bahama, Abaco, Andros, Berry Islands, Bimini, Exuma, Inagua,
Ragged Island and Rum Cay with the "GSM Gone Global" Campaign.
GSM has been launched with limited coverage in these islands. BTC
Project Management Teams are still working to ensure full island cover-
age and which the Company aims to have completed in 2008.
BTC is currently the sole provider of wireless services in The Baha-
mas. The Company has roaming agreements with more than 130 partners
for its GSM postpaid customers.
BTC President and CEO Mr. Leon Williams and Vice President of Wireless &
Internet Mr. Tellis Symonette, announced the commercial launch of GSM ser-
vices in San Salvador, Acklins, Crooked Island and San Salvador.

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VOLUME 14, NUMBER 23, DECEMBER 1st, 2007

A musical dance program entertained crowds

Christmas Showcase brought out Abaco talent

IA Christmas Showcase 2007 had three elements featuring segments from Fiddler on the Roof, the Nutcracker Suite and Annie. Mrs.
Elaine Pelon worked with the dancers, singers and actors to produce an outstanding production that thrilled the audiences who at-
tended the two productions on November 24 Shown here are the Spanish Dancers from the Nutcracker Suite.

By Jennifer Hudson
Congratulations to choreographer and
artistic director Elaine Pilon and her very
talented group of singers, actors, dancers
and musicians on their wonderful presen-
tation of A Christmas Showcase 2007 on
November 24. Approximately 600 persons
turned out to enjoy the show which was
standing room only for the evening per-
formance. It was obvious from the enthu-
siastic applause at both the afternoon and
evening performances how much everyone
enjoyed the show. This show, which had
been eagerly awaited since the wonderful
performance of The Nutcracker last year,
was indeed a tremendous success, even
surpassing expectations.
This year the Showcase consisted of
excerpts from the Broadway classics Fid-
dler on the Roof, Annie and the Christmas
holiday traditional ballet The Nutcracker
and included a cast of approximately 70
The show got off to a great start with a
rousing synopsis of Fiddler on the Roof.

Please see Showcase Page 2

I Barge removal hampered by Tropical Storm Noel

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The oil exploration barge that went aground on the reef south of Man-O-War during
Hurricane Wilma in September 2005 is slowly breaking apart. Tropical Storm Noel that
traveled just east ofAbaco created rage seas that further damaged the boat. It is going
to be very difficult now to patch the hull sufficiently to tow it out to sea.

By Jennifer Hudson
It was hoped that the derelict oil rig Gou-
lett would have been removed from view
and laid to rest long ago but the weather
has not cooperated enough since efforts be-
gan way back earlier this year.
Tropical Storm Noel which passed over
Abaco on November 1 has further thwarted
efforts. The rage caused by this storm took
a serious toll on the Goulett and according
to sources "there is now only a slim pos-
sibility that the remaining holds and tanks
can be patched up so that she can be floated
out to her final resting place."
An observer who flew over the wreck
stated that the tower has now fallen off the

rig and is in the water on the south side.
The bow just forward of the cargo hold is
gone having been ripped from the rest of
the ship by the forces of Noel and no sign
was seen of it in the water. This observer
says that it does not look as if the ship
has moved from its location on the reef
but this can only be verified when some-
one is able to get out there and check the
original coordinates.
If the barge cannot be floated off the
reef, two alternatives have been sug-
gested as possibilities: cut the ship into
pieces and dump it with the Deborah K
or let the sea reclaim her over time.

Open House brought the

spirit of Christmas I

Buds n' Blooms and Simcoe Jewelry held an Open House on November 23 ushering in
the Christmas season. This popular annual event drew shoppers and many just brows-
ing, getting into the mood for a good holiday. Simcoe Jewelry owner, Mr. Derek
Albury, right, is advising a couple on a sale. They are Mark Hall and Lisa Kemp.
Besides jewelry, Mr. Albury has a variety of clocks and antiques that are appealing.
See story on page 11.

I Art Show showcased I

several new artists

The Hope Town Harbour Lodge held its annual Art Show on November 23. It was
combined with a wine and cheese tasting that created a relaxed social event. The ar-
tistic local talent was demonstrated in many medias. Shown here is Kim Roberts, left,
showing her fabric art to one of the patrons. See story on page 6



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Dance, show tunes, dramatizations -

all were part of A Christmas Showcase

Showcase From Page 1
Bryan Thompson gave a strong perfor-
mance in his portrayal of Tevye with a
powerful tenor voice and humorous char-
acterization. He was joined for the poi-
gnant song, Far from the Home I Love by
Rhonda Bill as Chava, whose beautiful
voice blended melodiously with his in that
touching song. Ashley Whylly and Brianna
Higgs were delightful as two of Tevye's
other daughters and Brittany Archer was a
very convincing meddlesome Matchmaker.
They thrilled the audience with their lively
performance of Matchmaker. This segment
ended with a rousing rendition of the song
Tradition following the Fiddler's signature

tune played by Jennifer Hudson, who was
pleased not to have been made to stand on
the roof!. All of these singers were joined
by Alex Forbes, who did great justice to
that stirring and well known song.
A change of pace followed as the show
continued with a shift to some graceful
dancing by ten adult dancers followed by
the older students of the Dance Academy
who performed The Waltz of the Flowers
and Spanish Dance from The Nutcracker.
Although it is impossible to name all of the
dancers individually, they each did a great
job and were a delight to watch.
Rounding out the dance section was
a special performance by Mrs. Pilon's
youngest dancers. These little ones from

the Dance Outreach programme had trav-
eled all the way from Green Turtle Cay
and Hope Town to star in their very first
dance performance and were enchanting in
their little pink tutus.

Following the intermission, the second
half of the programme showcased the well
Please see Showcase Page 4

The Broadway show Annie came alive for the fortunate people who attended A Christmas
Showcase 2007 held in Marsh Harbour on November 23. Annie, the diminutive girl in
the center, played her role fantastically. She and the other orphans are singing one of the
well known songs from that play.

The familiar songs from Fiddler on the Roof were the feature of one segment of A Christ-
mas Showcase. The program showed how many talented people are on Abaco waiting to
be discovered. Mrs. Elaine Pelon is doing a great favor in volunteering her time to work
with the children and adults to produce a great program.
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Matinee and evening shows thrilled hundreds

Showcase From Page 2
loved Broadway show Annie. Eight-year-
old Rebekah Higgs gave a stellar perfor-
mance as orphan Annie. She is a born
actress with remarkable stage presence
and good singing voice. She was such an
adorable little orphan that anyone would
love to take her home and she did indeed
find a happy ending in the home of Daddy
Warbucks, convincingly played by Bryan
Thompson. Lisa Evans sensitively played
her supporting role as a very likeable
Grace Farrell, assistant to Billionaire Oli-
ver Warbucks.
Brianna Higgs deserves high praise for
her portrayal of the intoxicated and cruel
Miss Hannigan in charge of the orphanage.
Her powerful voice and excellent acting

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Alex Forb es did a remarkable job with
the many roles he played, especially Roost-
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an Eco Tourism course two weeks before
the show and was able to learn all his lines
and songs in just two weeks tremendous!
Who would ever have known that it was
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That was a great piece of character acting
and Brittany, Brianna and Alex gave us a
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Finally, what would the show Annie be
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were all very convincing and one could

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accompanied all the singing for that section of the program. Enjoying the music is the
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not help feeling sorry for them when they
kept asking for their breakfast which Miss
Hannigan refused them. Their songs were
delightful and full of spirit.
The show could not have gone on without
the multitudinous skills of Elaine Pilon's
dedicated husband, Andr6, who worked
tirelessly for weeks to turn the pavilion of
the Abaco Beach Resort into a mini theatre
with his carpentry, stage, back drop and
prop building. He was assisted in the paint-
ing of the excellent backdrops by Yvonne
Rogers, Linda Wiltfang, Lynne Key, Tara
Key and April Higgs.
Mistress of Ceremonies, Brenda Saw-
yer, who did an excellent job of filling in

during scene changes, asked parents to en-
courage and support their children in the
arts such as this as there is not much for
them to do on Abaco. She encouraged the
audience to put on their wish lists a theatre
for Abaco. How wonderful it would be if,
before too long, all these talented people
could be performing in a proper theatre be-
fitting their wonderful talents.
Well deserved accolades are due to all
involved and a very big thank you to Elaine
Pilon for giving so generously of her time
and expertise to bring it all together.
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Friendship Tabernacle hosted
the Veteran's Day Service on No-
vember 11. Pastor Mills delivered
the message entitled How will you
be remembered? The Police, Cus-
toms, Red Cross and Brownies/Girl
Guides all attended the service in
full uniform. Pastor Mills stated that
the day is observed as Remembrance
Day in our nation. Supt. Wayne
Miller told the guests to remem-
ber those who fought for freedom
because it is the right thing to do.
They taught us courage, resilience,
and bravery.
Pastor Mills remembered those
persons who sacrificed greatly for
the country they love and those
who played a significant role in the
start of Friendship Tabernacle. Ad-
ditionally, he noted that not enough
heroes are remembered, especially
those who served their country and
met their demise. He stated that we
must do a better job remembering
all of our heroes and not just the fa-
mous ones. He explained that even
in the church, members who kept
the church afloat need to be remem-
bered. People of the Bahamas need
to take responsibility for their life's
work including the wrong done but
too many of them do not want to take
responsibility for their actions.
At the end of the service, Pastor
Mills unveiled the Memorial Wall
erected in front of the church. A
member of the church and one from
each of the visiting groups laid a
wreath at the Wall.

Veteran's Day was commemorated with a church
service at Friendship Tabernacle. After the ser-
vice two uniformed officers laid wreaths at a
wall of memories honouring the past leaders of
the church. The two officers were Res. Sgt. Mar-
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News of the Cays

Hope Town Lodge Art
and Craft Festival
By Jennifer Hudson
Each year on the Friday following
Thanksgiving, the Hope Town Harbour
Lodge kicks off the Christmas season with
its Annual Art and Craft Festival. This
year at the event held on November 23rd,
18 artisans participated presenting a wide
and interesting variety of arts and crafts.
Although it was felt by the exhibitors that
there were fewer persons coming to the
show this year, nevertheless the patrons
were excited to view
all the wares, get into
the spirit of the sea-
son and begin working
down their Christmas
gift lists. This is al-
ways an enjoyable so-
cial occasion as second
homeowners returning
for the season meet
with old friends whom
they had not seen for
several months and
catch up on the news
over a glass of wine
and tables overflowing
with cheeses of every
variety. Bristol Wines
and Spirits once again
provided the wines for
tasting, presenting five
whites, five reds and
one champagne from
vineyards in Chile, Ar-
gentina, Italy, Australia Marlee Mason of
and the United States. incorporating sea

The wonderful cheese and fruit selections
were courtesy of the Lodge.
This year, while a couple of familiar
faces were missing, the show welcomed
three new exhibitors. Kaitlynd Zimmer, a
talented young artist just two years out of
college, displayed all original oil paintings
depicting colourful fish and seascapes.
Master woodworker Bill Fuller, in addi-
tion to sets of beautiful mahogany bowls,
had on display some very striking tables
crafted from mahogany and wild tamarind.
Mr. Fuller explained that most of his wood

fered an extensive display ofjewelry, much of
! glass into her creations.

is hurricane wood which he gleans from
the trees which have been felled by storms,
or sometimes he will get a call from some-
body saying that they are about to clear
property so he sees what tree treasures he
can find. "The crafting of these wooden
items is a long process since the wood has
to dry for a couple of years before it can
be worked on and then the items are oiled
and wax finished and left to mature," he
Marcel Miller, who has vacationed in
Hope Town for the past 10 years, read
about the Lodge Art Show in The Abaconi-
an and decided that she would like to show
her wide array of jewellery made from
cloisonne and freshwater pearls which she
has been making back home in West Palm
Beach most of her life.
Jewellery was also on display by regular
exhibitors, Linda Schleif and Marlee Ma-
son. Linda uses all freshwater pearls from
Southeast Asia and semiprecious stones to
create her colorful jewellery which is all
one-of-a-kind. Marlee is well-known for
her Silver Moon designs in which she sets
sea glass of many delicate shades into her

stunning silver jewellery designs.
Kent LeBoutillier, owner of Cocomotion
Island Art, is a lady with a prolific imagi-
nation and skills to match. She recycles
what she terms "stuff off the beach" into
unusual mobiles and Christmas tree orna-
ments. She is also a photographer and has
her own line of postcards depicting Hope
Town flowers and the lighthouse.
Kim Roberts is another lady whose
imagination never sleeps. Every time I see
Kim she has something new on display.
This time it is colorful furniture. She is
starting a line of furniture which will in-
clude shelving, chests and benches. Kim
also exhibited a large assortment of her
signature quilted cushions and unique and
humourous driftwood signs. Another new
line she has brought out is Fabric Fritters
which consists of original art quilt pieces
ready to frame.
Ann Schadt had a large display of what
she labels 'JIBart'. This consists of bags,
camera, cell phone and glasses cases,

Please see Cays Page 8

Caribbean Marine Construction
Office Tel: 367.4842 Cellular: 357.6564

December 1, 2007 The Abaconian Page 7 B

December 1st 2007


Mailin Sands
Sales Associate
Member of the Abaco Multiple Listing Service
Marsh Harbour. Abaco
Ph.# 242-367-2992

Chris Farrington. BRI
Sales Associate
Member orthe Abaco Multiple Listing Service
Gteen Turtle Cay. Abaco
'h# 242- 365-4695
hris@ coldwellbankerbahamas.comr

Lee Pinder
Cherokee Sound. Abaco
Ph# 242-366-2053

Season's Greetings

.I lI

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

GTC #6076- 3bed/2.5 bath house
overlooking an ornamental pond. Near
beaches.lown & public docks. The
house is offered unfurnished, ceramic
Throughoutceiling rans, central AC.
Offered at $645,000.00 Call Chris

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

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

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

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

Ireen a urue kay- .o acre
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.
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4.763 acre property comprises approx. 600 ft of harbour
front in the Pelican Shores area and features a deep water
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

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

Long Beach- #5520- Vacant interior lot
in growing subdivision. This comer lol 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 Mailin


*Murphy Town Vacant Lots near Great Cistern across from waterfront.
Corer 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.f. -
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, % 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


The Abaconian Page 9 B

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

Treasure Cay Properties Offered by Treasure Cay Specialists

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

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

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

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
Resale condos available in first completed project.
Ready to go. Both units never rented but definite
Upstairs unit 3 bed / 2 bath with den / op
tional 4th bed. Completely and tastefully
furnished. 6-seat golf cart included.
EXC. $765,000 +14%
Downstairs unit 3 bed / 2 bath with den/
optional 4th bed. Completely and tastefully
furnished with many extra features including
garage and Ford Taurus $1,002,000 FGS
Canal Front Condos with on-site Pool
Bldg 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, SOL
EXC. $435,600 FGS
Unit #3 Ocean front, downstairs 2 bed/2 bath,
fully furnished. $640,000 FGS
Ocean Front Condos with on site pool and
3 bed / 3 bath upper unit, fully furnished,
beach front, with good rental potential.
Priced to sell. $897,900
Special garden lI \ar pool, 2 bed / 2
bath. Great\ SO ..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
"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

"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%
"Trident"/"Turquoise Seas" You cannot be more
"on the beach" than in this special home.
Offering 3 bed / 3 1/2 bath in the main house
with detached garage / bed / bath / attic plus
storage. Vast deck oceanside with widow's
walk. WOW!
MLS $2,800,000 + 7.5% closing
"Cross Winds" Split level CBS home extra large
lot across from 2 beach greenways. Private.
Master bed/ bath suite upstairs. Lower level 2
bed / 2 bath, cozy living room/ kitchen/
dining/ utility. Apartment annex 1bed/ 1 bed,
living kitchen, enclosed patio. Plus! Plus! Plus!
MLS $820,000 + 7.5% closing
"Dream Point" Special CBS split level home
located on a corner lot near "The Point" with
two choices of direct beach access. Upper
level has master bedroom with ensuite bath
plus two guest bdrooms and bath. On the split
level there is the main entry into a large open
living/dining area, modern well-equipped
kitchen. All rooms open onto a wrap-around
partially covered deck overlooking the garden.
Ground level has an extra large garage/
workshop with lots of storage.
EXC. $996,300 FGS
"Pilot House" special unique location with a
commanding, enviable view of the Sea of
Abaco. Water front home, 2 storey, CBS/
frame. Upstairs master and guest bed, 2 baths,
large living/ 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

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

ABBREVIATION CODE Beginning at $60,000 FGS
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
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

December 1, 2007

Page 10 B The Abaconian December 1, 2007

News of the Cays

Cays From Page 8

shopping bags are now available at many
locations in Green Turtle Cay. The bags
are well made, roomy and sporty and
feature artwork of a green turtle, which
is sure to make it a great souvenir for
visitors and a staple for boaters.
Local residents can feel good that
they'll reduce the use of plastic bags that
are used and then discarded only to be
burned, something that is not only harm-
ful to our coral reefs, but also a threat
to public health. The bags were designed
by Reef Relief and ordered thanks to the
support of the Green Turtle Cay Foun-
dation in cooperation with Mr. David

Capt. Roberts House
lease extended
The Architectural Preservation Foun-
dation has extended Reef Relief's lease
of the Captain Roland Roberts House for
another year, beginning January 1, 2008.
The foundation purchased and restored
the former home of the Roberts family,
a classic circa 1840's two-story Baha-
mian house across from the Post Office
in New Plymouth. Reef Relief leased the
house for the past five years, thanks to
start-up funding from the Disney Con-
servation Fund. The Captain Roland
Roberts House Environmental Center is
a public facility for all to learn about the
value of Abaco's coral reefs and how to
protect them.

Visitors, residents, students and spe-
cial groups have visited the center and
benefitted from its video classroom, reef
displays, children's activity room and
library. They've also learned tips for
boating, diving and fishing on Abaco.
Students from Amy Roberts Primary
School have utilized it for environmental
projects. The historical exhibits and ar-
chitecture of the building have attracted
Reef Relief has utilized the house as
a base of operations for its reef mooring
buoy, coral photo-monitoring survey and
other environmental programs. Local and
visiting docents and college interns have
staffed the center, along with Craig and
DeeVon Quirolo of Reef Relief. Sally
Anstey and Jackie Patrick have been the
local coordinators. The generous support
of the Green Turtle Cay Foundation,
matched with other contributions, made
it possible to meet the rental obligation
for this year.
"We look forward to another year of
operations at the Capt. Roberts House,"
noted Reef Relief's Mrs. Quirolo. "Vis-

iting docents have already signed up
for the new year. But more docents are
needed to be open full time; if you have
a day or part of a day to volunteer at the
center, please contact us at (242) 365-
4014 or drop by the center. It's easy; all
you need is a good attitude to welcome
Buoys Help Save the Reefs!
Eight years ago, Reef Relief installed
and has maintained 18 reef mooring
buoys at Green Turtle Cay's most visited
coral reefs to avoid anchor damage by
boaters. The program has served its pur-
pose, despite some intentional damage to
the system. Brendal of Brendal's Dive
Center has generously supported the pro-
gram by replacing lost buoys. Thanks so
very much!
Help Protect Our Coral Reefs
Be a part of Reef Relief's programs
to protect coral reefs. Reef Relief is a
global nonprofit organization dedicated
to preserve and protect coral reef ecosys-
tems. To make a contribution to support
the operations, contact DeeVon Quirolo
at dquirolo@gmail.com.

The Capt. Roland Roberts was renovated a few years ago and is now an environmental
information center managed by ReefRelief. This organization has several projects includ-
ing buoys near the reefs for boats to anchor and a reef monitoring program.

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December 1, 2007 The Abaconian Page 11 B

Open House encourages Christmas shopping

By Samantha V. Evans
Once again Buds n' Blooms and Simcoe
Jewelers held their grand Open House on
November 23rd to kick off the Christmas
season on the island. After last year's Open
IN nUIL 1T 4J i 17M

The staff of Buds n' Blooms was on hand at tl
November 23. The shop was decorated with c
Christmas items, bound to be appealing to
opportunity to browse and shop. They are Cr
Sawyer and Melinda Russell.

House at Buds n' Blooms with all of the
tropical colors being chosen as the colors
for Christmas, this year has seen the return
of the traditional red, green and gold of
yesteryear with the infusion of colors such
as aqua and
lime green.
Store owner
Melinda stated
that the lime
green is very
popular this
year with the
brown and
aqua as ac-
cent colors.
The aqua,
she stated, is
popular all
on its own as
well, because
hat shop's Open House on it is a tropi-
a wide variety of beautiful cal color and
the crowds who took the reminiscent of
ystal Hield, Mrs. Marilyn the beautiful
beaches in The

Bahamas. It has also been voted by shop-
pers as the color of choice.
Simcoe Jewelers was packed from
start to finish with shoppers looking
for the right piece to give to their loved
ones. The owner stated that sterling sil-
ver and stainless steel with leather cords
are big hits with the young people. They
also have a large selection of platinum
and gold jewelry for him and her that the
women in particular love. What is also a
big seller among natives this year are the
fresh water pearls, enamel pieces and sea
opals. For those persons who enjoy col-
lecting antiques, Simcoe has a selection
of those items as well.
For those persons who love lots of
color, Christmas tree ornaments are now
very colorful infusing the new and tradi-
tional colors. Shoppers can find an array
of new gift items and home decorating
items this year since many locals are

building homes. Christmas tree signs are
very popular this year and they are very
versatile and can be used to add flare to
a fire place as well. Melinda gave away
four out of five door prizes to persons
holding the lucky ticket numbers. The
winners were Sue Ann Pinder, who won
a boxwood tree; Lisa Kemp, who won a
Fresh Green Center Piece; Pauline Saw-
yer, Danielle Wells and Aisha Jones,
who all won lamps.

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Church News I

women held tetreat
By Samantha V. Evans
The Anglican and Methodist Church
Women held their first Retreat together
over the weekend of November 9th-llth
between St. John the Baptist Anglican
Church in Marsh Harbour and St. An-
drews Methodist Church in Dundas
Town. The theme for the weekend was
Vessels for the Master's Use. The retreat
began with a worship service on Friday
at the Anglican Church where the women
got in the atmosphere of praise and wor-
ship before the full day of conference on
Saturday morning. The guest speaker for
the session was Rev. Angela Palacious,

Assistant Pastor of St. Margaret's Angli-
can Church in Nassau. She was the first
female to be ordained into the Anglican
Church in the Bahamas.
Rev. Palacious stated that they should
all want to live a life that God approves
of; they must live a life that is dedicated
to God and that God can use; they must
be righteous, at peace, loving, and faith-
ful to those things that are important to
them; they must have a pure heart; and be
kind, gentle, patient, and have a teaching
She taught the ladies practical things
that they should do to build themselves
up and encouraged them to let God help
them to do those things that they know are
good and pleasing to Him. The youth of

Abaco are depending on them to be good
examples. She stated that everything that
happens in the lives of people in general
should not be taken on but rather they must
chose what things they will be the authority
over in their lives. She encouraged them to
be thankful for all the gifts, talents, abili-
ties God has blessed them with.
The organizers of this event were
Mrs. Telanna Newbold Anglican Chris-
tian Women President, Mrs. Centina
Sawyer Methodist Women Ministry
President, Mrs. Ruth Smith Vice Presi-
dent Methodist Women Ministry, and
Sherilyn Forbes Vice President Anglican
Christian Women. The closing service,
held on Sunday, was officiated by Fa-
ther Earl Hepburn at St. John the Baptist
Anglican Church and assisted by Rev.
Stephen Hale, Pastor of St. Andrews
Methodist Church.

Church of God Fun
Day and Steak Out
By Samantha V. Evans
On November 17th Marsh Harbour
Church of God held a Family Fun day and
Steak Out as a fun raiser for its new church
building, the Marsh Harbour Church of
God on Glory Hill in Sweeting's Track.
This is the church's third fund raiser to-
wards their building fund and they are
hoping to move into their new building by
2009. The church will seat 700 persons
and have all of the amenities of a first class
church including a kitchen, cafeteria and a
daycare. The church is very community-
minded so it plans to have several outreach
programs. The Church of God youth con-
ventions are expected to be hosted at this

Please see Church Page 13

New Vision Ministries held its annual Thanksgiving dinner on November 20 inviting any-
one interested to share with the members. More than 400 enjoyed the social time, the food
and the concert that followed. The church has very talented musicians with an excellent
band, praise group and others who perform. Shown here are Ted Pearce, Chris Pinder,
Kevin Pinder and Dave Lowe.

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December 1, 2007 The Abaconian Page 13 B

An Abaco Diabetic Association is formed

By Samantha V. Evans
The first meeting of the Abaco Dia-
betic Association met on October 25th at
the Marsh Harbour Government Clinic.
The aim of the association is to prevent
diabetes and promote a active, healthy life-
style. For persons with diabetes the aim is
to stay healthy throughout their life span.
Several persons from the Marsh Harbour
Clinic were present including Nurse Peggy
Sands and Nurse Daniel Ekpa, who were
instrumental in the formation of this asso-
Diabetes is a disease in which blood
glucose or sugar levels are too high. Glu-
cose comes from the food we eat. Insulin
is the hormone that helps the glucose to
get into cells for energy. In type I diabe-

tes, the body does not make insulin. With
type II, the common type, the body does
not make enough or use its insulin well.
Without enough insulin, glucose stays in
the blood. Early diagnosis and early educa-
tion are crucial to reducing complications
and saving lives.
Nurse Ekpa explained that forming this
association came about from the global
campaign of asking people with diabetes
as well as their family, friends, health
care professionals, and others to express
how diabetes has impacted their lives and
to share their stories with others in their
families and communities. Additionally,
they plan to create awareness amongst the
Abaco district that diabetes is preventable
and that persons who have diabetes have

the resources they need to fight it.
The national association is a non-profit
organization providing information, advice
and advocacy. It came into being in the
Bahamas in 1986, and in currently headed
by Mr. Bradley Cooper, the national presi-
Elections were held to vote for officers
of the Abaco Diabetics Associations and
are as follows: President: Dr. Sue Fair-
clough, Vice-President: Mr. Gary Smith,
Secretary: Ms. Tara Hingle, Assistant
Secretary: Nurse Peggy Sands, Treasurer:
Ms. Salomie Gibson, Assistant Treasurer:
Ms. Denise Gadsby, Literature / Media:
Ms. Samantha Evans.
Now that the officers are in place, a
professional or advisory committee will be

appointed by Dr. Fairclough and her team.
Plans for the inauguration of the branch
by Mr. Cooper will be made as well. The
association will hold meetings once per
month. The next meeting is scheduled for
November 8th at the Marsh Harbour Gov-
ernment Clinic. World Diabetes Day is
November 14th and plans for this day will
be discussed at the next meeting.
The association is open to all persons
(including children) with diabetes, their
family members, health professionals and
the general public. The following services
will be made available to the members:
free blood sugar testing, diabetes testing
supplies, counseling and support, educa-
tion, research and a newsletter.

Sales Team of
Ed& Cindy Newell
James Moir Broker
RestaurantFor Sate #781 Fully equipped & furnished 2,818
s/f restaurant at Treasure Cay highway intersection. Seating
capacity of approx. 70. Great location. $517,000.
"Argyll House" # 483 Elegantly furnished, elegant 4 bed,
5.5 bath, 6,900 s/f Ocean Blvd. estate on 1.6 landscaped
acres with 153' beachfront. Includes vehicles. $4,900,000.
"Tradwinds" #589 Luxurious 4 bed, 3.5 bath furnished
beachfront home, plus separate 3 bed, 3 bath ocean view guest
house. Superior design & finishes. Total 1 acre $4,575,000.
"Peace & Plenty "#503 Splendid7 bed, 4.5 bath 2 storey,
furnished OceanBlvdbeachfront estate, on 1.453 superbly
landscaped acres. 163' beach frontage. $3,800,000.
"Trdent House" # 317 Superb 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath fully
furnished, 3,500 s/f beach front home. NOW $2,699,00.
"FinalApproach "#601 Recently renovated, furnished
canal front 2 storey, 5,500 s/f 6 bedroom, 4.5 bath private home
on largeproperty, 100'private dock, 4 car garage $2,625,000.
"Fish Tales" # 808 Elegant 3 bed, 3 bath furnished canal
front home, 3,430 s/f underroof on 15,493 s/f landscaped
parcel. 90' deep water frontage & dock. $1,850,000.
"Porter Place "- Brigantine Bay # 868 Newly constructed,
furnished 3 bed, 3 bath canalfronthome, 3,040 s/f under roof,
double garage, 165' of dockage, new boat lift. $1,600,000.
WindmardBeach #780 3 bed, 2 bath, 2,500 s/f furnished
new home, 106' seawalled sandy beachfront. $1,150,000.
"Laguna" Galleon Bay #745 3 bed, 2 bath singl e storey,
1,550 s/f canal front home, furnished, elevatedlandscapedlot,
carport & garage, deep water dock with boatlift. $985,000.
"The Cottages" # 535 New 3 bed, 2 bath beachfront
cottages, 1,300 s/f living space on main level, plus 970 s/f
lower level. Superior construction/finishes. From $900,000.
"Shell Shack" #712 3 bed, 2.5 bath,1,600 s/f furnished
home on Brigantine Bay, elevated 10,000 s/f lot, garage, 80'
bulk-headed sea-wall, serviced 30' new dock. $799,500.
Treasure Cay House -Near Beach #492 3 bed, 3 bath
1,276 s/f furnished home, recently renovated. $450,000.
IJst OffThe Beach #771 Attractive, furnished, 3 bed, 2
bath, 2,244 s/f home, carport, 1 block from beach. $345,000.
"Home, SweetHome" "#784 2 bed, 2 bath, 1,240 s/f
furnished home on 13,500 s/f lot, close to beach. Adi oining lot
also available. $268,000.
Royal Poincuna Beachfont Condrdomnium -Phare 4
# 716) Premier 3 level, 3 bed, 4.5 bath, plus loft newly built
condos on Treasure Cay Beach. 2,860 s/f under roof, attached
garage. 644 s/f covered/open balconies/porches. $2,075,000.
Attant Condo 2112 # 929- 4 bed, 4 bath 2,000 s/f 2 level
furnished waterfront condo on Brigantine canal, great water
views, includes 2 large boat slips. Beach nearby. $165,000.
"HaWyard Quay" # 827 Superior 3 & 4 bed 1,568 s/f &
2,108 s/f waterfront condos, gated community, 15' beam dock
slip, private garage Pre-contrucion pricing fn $603,000.
Atlanti Condo # 2209#770 Elegantly furnished,well
maintained2 bed, 2 bath 2ndlevel condo on Brigantine Bay.
Includes boat slip & finger dock for 32' boat. $549,000.

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ime Real Estate Listings Throughout Aba
Beach Vlla 507#782 Newly renovated, 2 bed, 2 bath
1,150 s/f villa, plus 592 s/f patios. Tastefully furnished Many
extras. Close to beach, marina, golf course. $490,000.

Briganine Beach Condo #369 2 bed, 2.5 bath furnished
townhouse, ocean views, close to beach, furnished, excellent
rental history. $458,000.
Beach Vlla # 506 # 636 2 bed, 2 bath, 1,250 s/f garden view
villa, fully renovated & refurbished in 2005. Private garden
patios. (Owner nmina g Available) Reduced $405,000.
Beach Villa # 504A&B # 743- 2 furnished 1 bed 1 bath
adjoining Garden Villas, separate kitchen & living areas,
excellent rental history, sold together, turn-key $339,000.

Mariner's Cove Condominisum
#454 2 bed, 1 bath, 2 level pool side unit
#928 2 bed, 1 bath, 2 level, overlooking harbour
#655 -2 bed,1 bath with marina view
#455 -1bed, bath, groundlevel, poolside


BeachfrontParcel #870 Exceptional 1.58 acres on Ocean
Blvd 147' beach frontage. Cleared, all utilities available.
Breath-taking beach & sea views. $1,600,000.
BeachftontParcel- Ocean Blvd # 876 1.5 acres with 100'
of beach frontage, on spectacular Treasure Cay Beach. All
utilities available Gorgeous beach& sea views. $1,510,000.
Beach Lot#654 Prime elevated 12,800 s/f parcel, 118' of
pristine beach frontage in protected cove. Fully cleared, all
utilities available, superior sea views. $1,480,000.
BeachjfontLot#705 Choice 12,281 s/f elevatedparcel on
Treasure Cay Beach. 95'beach frontage. All utilities available.
Sensational sea views. $1,385,550.
Beach & CanalLotPackage #941 Windward Beach lot with
100' of beach frontage on Sea of Abaco, PLUS Galleon Baylot
with approx. 90' of sea-walled canal frontage $1,326,000.
Winrtwrd Beach # 817 Half acrewaterfront parcel directly
on Sea of Abaco, 124' beach frontage. Newly installed sea
wall. All utilities available. $482,000.
Brigantine Bay # 841 11,200 s/f cleared canal lot. 80' water
bulkhead. All utilities available. Dock pilings. $451,000.
Galleon Bay#422 Prime 10,295 s/f cleared canallot. 88' +
protected canal frontage, all utilities available. $350,000.
Rock Point WaterfontParcel # 783 12,200 s/f lot near
entrance to Treasure Cay Marina. 90' newly installed sea
wall. Cleared, all utilities available. $289,000.
OceansiewLot# 2#727 Spectacular 1.1 acre elevated parcel
overlooking 18th hole. Magnificent views. $2,395,000.
SeaofAbaco Lot Q1# 845 25,658 s/flot, 172'waterfrontage
in quiet cove, good elevations, native vegetation, access
privileges to Atlantic Ocean beaches. $559,000.
"Paradie Point" # 659 Furnished 3 bed, 2.5 bath, 2,400 s/f
waterfront home with porches & balconies on 1/2 acre. 193'
elevated Sea of Abaco frontage, Fantastic views. $759,000.

Bahamas Real Estate

Sea ofAbaco, Waterfront Lot 9A # 918 Large 21,565 s/f lot
with 190' of water frontage, superb sea views, ideal building
lot, all utilities available, paved roads. $195,000.
WaterfrontProperty #347 2.2 acres, sea to sea, total 280'
water frontage, ideal for boat dockage in protected Little
Harbour, large protected cave. Reduced to $608,00.
"Double Eagle" # 757 Recently renovated 3 bed, 3 bath, plus
loft, 2,500 s/f furnished home on canal front parcel. 95' sea
wall, 68' dock. Underground utilities. Near beach $776,000.
"So-Be-It" # 861 Furnished 2 bed, 2 bath canalfront home on
12,100 s/f parcel, 110' bulkheadedfrontage, 2-25' docks. Closeto
beach. Option available for two adjoining canal lots. $656,000.
Residential Parcels
#823 10,708 s/f canal lot w/130' frontage & dock $392,000.
#602 -15,334 s/f canal corner lotw/197' seawall $334,000.
# 886 12,828 s/f canal lot, 100' sea wall, 50' dock $329,000.
#704 10,400 s/f elevated canal lot w/104'frontage $265,000.
#597 11,242 s/f canal lotw/171' seawall, sea view $265,000.
#904 16,345 s/f w/108'water frontage, sea view $119,950.
# 811 10,400 s/f sea view cornerlot, near beach $107,000.
#567 2.139 acres on highway near Leisure Lee $149,700.
Atlantic Oceanftnt Parcel #746 Approx. 1 acre residential
parcel, 154' elevated shoreline near Orchid Bay community,
great ocean views. $395,000.
Dolphin Beach Estates# 843 Atlantic Ocean View, 17,500 s/f
lot #121. All utilities installed Includes house plans for 4,350 s/f
under roof elevatedhome. Close to beach. Reduced $212,000.
GreatAbaco Club, Canal t Homu #637 Elegantly
furnished 4 bed, 4 bath, 2,800 s/f home. State-of-the-art kitchen.
Canal-side pool/patio, 42' deep water frontage $2,185,000.
Great Abaco Culb Sea View Lot # 493 7,750 s/f, Sea of
Abaco views, finger dock for 25' vessel, gated community, all
utilities available. Use of resort amenities. Reduced $279,000.
"Beam Soleil" White Sound# 662 Beautiful 4 bed 5 bath
Beachfront Estate Main House, Apt & Guest House furnished
3,634 s/f on 0.878 acres, 120' dock, pool, 173' beach.
(Main & Guest Housesaloavailabe separay) $2,300,00.
"Island Reach" Seaview Lot# 684 Hilltop 0.405 acre parcel
on White Sound Bluff overlooking Sea of Abaco $725,000.
Beach FrontParcel #714 45,343 s/f parcel, 100' beach
frontage on Atlantic Ocean. Electricity available. Ideal site for
permanent residence or vacati on home. $349,000.
Inland Lot- Near Beach (Ref #756) Large 13,000 s/f lot near
white sandy Atlantic Ocean beaches, native vegetation, Good
road access. $38,000.
Ocean ViewResidentil Lot# 887 Elevated, hillside corner
parcel,12,600 s/f+/-, close to sandy Atlantic Ocean beachfront.
All utilities available. Ideal building site. $179,000.

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Howard University Performs Needs Assessment

By Samantha V. Evans
On November 16th professors from
Capstone Institute and Howard University
returned to Abaco to perform a needs as-
sessment so that the improvement plan for
the two schools selected can be met, Cen-
tral Abaco Primary and Cooper's Town
Primary Schools. Once the needs assess-
ment has been done, these schools will be-
come the demonstration sites. This needs
assessment will also be presented to the
Ministry of Education.
This day was full of meetings with four
focus groups: school administrators, teach-
ers, students and parents. The first meeting
was held with the school administrators and
Mrs. Lenora Black, Abaco Superintendent,
to get their views on the school improve-
ment plan and to ensure that they know
what the pressing areas are for them. The
next focus group was held with the school
administrators and the guidance counselor.
Dr. Fred Johnson led both groups. He is a

retired superintendent of schools in Ten-
nessee and a former college leadership pro-
fessor in Memphis. Since his experience
is extensive, he has been recruited by the
Howard University to assist with the stra-
tegic planning for Central Abaco Primary
While in the school system, he shared
that he has seen some of the same prob-
lems being experienced at this school. The
only difference is that it was between the
Caucasian and African American students.
He believes that schools are not aware of
the major influence they have on students.
He stated that schools have more influ-
ence on students than does the church. So
if anything is to happen in the school sys-
tem, it must start with the leadership. The
student focus group consisted of seven stu-
dents from grades 4-6. Darla Scott led this
group. She asked the students what they
would like to see in their school that is
not presently being offered and what their

ideal school would
look like. Students in
the focus group were
Sidney Decius grade 4,
Avery Sturrup grade 4,
Neseda Mere grade 4,
April Smith grade 5,
Ethanique Bain grade
5, Kyle Bain grade 6
and Kadesha Burrows
grade 6.
Focus groups with
level heads and parents
were both held after Frd
Dr. Fred Johns
school. Six teachers ad-
U.S., Mr. Curt
dressed some of their U .
University will
pressing needs such as Univesity will
demic levels in t
improving parent in-
volvement in school and finding better
ways to assess students in the classroom.
Many of them stated that they do not rely
on tests alone. Instead, they have to use
other things that go on in the classroom to
determine if a child has improved. Parents
and community heads met in the staff room
and many area were discussed, and they
came up with some doable solutions. They
discussed introducing technical studies at
primary school; making the school envi-

son, a retired superintendent of schools in the
is Boykin and Dr. Darla Scott from Howard
be forming a program to improve the aca-
'wo Abaco primary schools.
ronment technology-based because educa-
tion today is not relevant; there is need
for a proper play ground, auditorium and
sports facilities; parents need to become
more involved in their children's educa-
tion; and communication between school
and parents needs to improve.
The final focus group allowed parents to
critique themselves and make suggestions

Howard University held meetings with various groups to assess what local people felt was
needed in the school. One group was seven students who were asked what they would like
to see their school offer and what changes they were would like to see.

December 1, 2007 The Abaconian

Junior Achievement is Back Again for Year Two

By Samantha V. Evans
After a successful first year on Abaco,
Junior Achievement successfully began
its second year with Batelco, Water and
Sewerage and BEC as sponsoring com-
panies once again. The hard working

Abaco JA board has an even more ex-
citing year planned for the 55 achievers
who have signed up to join this presti-
gious program. Newly appointed chair-
person, Ms. Barbara Johnson, is proud
that the rest of the board has such con-

fidence in her to lead them through this
year. The board has a calendar of events
planned beginning with a JA Orientation
and Charter Church Service held on No-
vember 9th and 10th respectively.
This year the achievers will be ex-
posed to training sessions from Toast-
masters who will travel from Nassau to
train the achievers. This Speech Presen-
tation Workshop will take place before
the achievers break for the Christmas
holiday. Students enrolled in JA this year
are from Forest Heights, Agape Chris-
tian, Abaco Central High and St. Fran-
cis. Students from the other high schools
are still welcomed to sign up. The Board

is appealing to business houses from the
North and South Abaco as well as the
cays to get involved in this youth-based
business training program so that high
school students who live in those dis-
tricts can become a part of this program
and benefit from all that it has to offer.
The public is asked to support the youth
as they learn the foundational steps of
enterprise. The other board members
are Jackie Estevez, Treasurer; Chevron
Mackey, Secretary; Anita Rolle, Public
Relations Radio; Samantha V. Evans,
Public Relations Newspaper/Print; and
Emery Curry, Chaplain.

Fifty-five students from four high schools are part of the Junior Achievement program.
The organization teaches students the basics of running a business by having them form
businesses and managing them throughout the school year. Each group sells 100 shares
in their business. The profits that are made by the students in their business venture are
shared among the share ho Iders.

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PO Box AB 20340, Abaco, Bahamas Tel: (242) 367-0288 Fax: (242) 367-0289
e-mail: jamesanddonna@erabahamas.com


Fabulous 2.46 acre estate with private beach. Located at the entrance to beau-
tiful Little Harbour, this property features unparalleled views including the Sea
of Abaco and Atlantic Ocean. Three pods connected with verandahs, comprise
over 3,500 square feet of living space. Vaulted ceilings with copulas. Six bed-
rooms, four baths, laundry room, storage, garage, R/O system, generators.
Landscaped beautifully with tropical hibiscus, bougainvillea, silver button-
wood, coconut palms among others. Included are two Cherokee Jeeps, flats
boat and Yamaha four wheeler. Located in secluded gated community. One of
a kind!
#13563 Price: $4,700,000


This fabulous offering includes 14 + acres of property situated on Bookies Bay
with 335' of beach frontage. Just 1/3 of a mile north of the prestigious Abaco
Club at Winding Bay. Perched upon the hilltop (elevations of 60') this cottage
enjoys unparalleled views of the Atlantic Ocean from the covered porch. One
bedroom, 1 bath cottage plus additional bunk house. The gardens are filled with
beautiful tropical plants and surround the homes with flowers. Privacy and
seclusion in your own piece of beachfront paradise.


Price: $4.250.000

Lovely well maintained CBS home
featuring 3 beds, 2 baths on corner
lot 90x150. Enclosed & landscaped
property with secluded garden.


Price: $350,000

Comfortable 2 bed, 2 bath with views of
the Atlantic and beach access just steps
away. Nice waterfront community that has
all of the essential services.
#13596 Price: $230,000

Comfortable island style 3 bed, 3
bath on one acre of property. 100' of
gorgeous beachfront. Relax & enjoy
the Bahamian lifestyle at it's best.
#13180 Price: $580,000

Nice 4 bed, 4 bath furnished home on
gorgeous beachfront with views of
Atlantic. Generator, cable, phone, fenced,
deck turkey!


Price: $580,000

Three bedroom, three bath, two
storey home with garage. Open con-
cept beach side living on spectacular
Atlantic Ocean lot.
#13552 Price: $699,000

Great potential for expansion, 2 acres of
pristine waterfront property small villa &
restaurant buildings. Spectacular views.


Price: $2,455,000

1 & 2 acre estate beachfront lots in
sea side community. Good eleva-
tions, gorgeous Atlantic Ocean
#13544 Starting at: $295,000
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Just under one acre of direct ocean front
property. Fantastic Atlantic Ocean views.
Power available. Good elevations.
Cleared and ready to build.
#13604 Price: $330,000

Very nice 2 bed, 2 bath home with Newly built home on over 2 acres of Opportunity awaits! 40 acres of 8+/- acres, 250' of beachfront 90' eleva-
open concept living, sits on 1.75 beachfront property. Four beds, 3 1/2 0 untouched property with nice coppice tions with 35' dunes. Fabulous views of
acres. Can be subdivided. Great bath with open concept living. growth. Hilltop and waterfront ideal for Atlantic and Cherokee Sound. 3 miles to
investment opportunity. Breathtaking views of Sea of Abaco. residential development. The Abaco Club.
#13475 Price: $305,000 #13561 $895,000 #13558 Price: $490,000 j #13482 Price: $2,185,000

Casuarina Point & Bahama Palm Shores Long term RENTAL available. Casuarina Point Canal front lot with ocean access. Water/electric/cable. $80,000
Regattas Rental 2 bed, 2 bath, pool, tennis court & beach. $2,200 month Cherokee Sound Quiet and private area with half acre lots available. $210,000
Bustick Bight Two half acre lots 100' each of seafront. $115,000 Treasure Cay Elevated lot offering, golfing, deep-sea fishing, boating. $90,000
Sand Banks Waterfront properties, located in Sand Banks. $185,000 Yellowood Beautiful hilltop lot overlooking Winding Bay. $150,000
Bahama Palm Shores & Bahama Coral Island Interior lots available. $24,000 Elbow Cay Newly constructed 3 bed, 2 bath hilltop home. Dock slip. $925,000
Bahama Palm Shores Large interior lot close to beach. $55,000 Hopetown Comfortable 2 bed, 1 bath Bahamian style home. $260,000
Green Turtle Cay 1.5 acres, 135 ft. of frontage and great elevations. $665,000 2 bed, 2 bath overlooking harbour and channel entrance. Private dock.




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hris Thompson Real state

"Offering the Islands Most xclusive Listins"

Surple Forpoise Place, hope Town, Abaco, 3ahamas

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Private paradise peninsular home, 667ft. of water-
front. 4 bed/2 bath, detached gazebos, pool, bbq,
outdoor showers, generator, water-maker and
private dock. Shown by appointment

Hope Town harbour,
beautiful home with
large private dock, 4
Bed/4 Bath, and excel-
lent rental potential.Of-
fered at

Oceanfront Lot 1/2+
acre, suitable for main
and guest cottage, ad-
jacent to private Dor-
ros Cove community at
south end of Elbow Cay,
close to restaurant and
marina ,

Little Orchard, Marsh
Harbour 2 bedroom/2
bath house, perfect
family home or excel-
lent rental potential.
Located close to restau-
rants, marina and beach

ocean views and just
steps away from surfer's
break, 3 bed/2.5 bath.
Walk to restaurant and
marina in seconds. Pool,
large open deck, gen-
erator and watermaker.
Excellent rental history.
Offered at

Hilltop lot adjacent to Aunt
Pats Bay in White Sound.
1/3 acre with private dock slip
and views of the Sea of Abaco
and Atlantic
Ocean front
lot located in White Sound
on one of the best surf spots
and just steps away to marina
and restaurants. Hope Town
settlement is just a short ride
away. Can be subdivided. Of-
fered at $7

Lots #13 & #14 with dock-
age on White Sound Bay

Ocean Fr ont Lots #15 and
16, both with dockage on
White Sound bay, and just
steps away from marina and
restaurants SOLD

Lot #18 with dock
slip and ocean views

Lot #21 with dock slip
and panaramic views
Lot # 43 with dock
slip and ocean/sea view

3 acres on Sea of Abaco,
north of pond 000
I acre north of pond on Sea of

Private residential gated marina community all
lots /2 acre inclusive of dock slip at marina. Ocean
and/or Sea of Abaco views from each lot. ONLY
5 LOTS REMAINING. Starting at

North End Elbow Cay
Ocean front Large 1.5
acre property, 2 bed /
2 bath villa, generator
room, can be subdivided

Hope Town 5 bed / 4
bath ocean-front turn key
home on beautiful sandy
beach, located north of
historic Hope Town set-
tlement. Open deck-ing,
beautiful decor and exel-
lent rental history.

Under Contract

Spectacular sunsets at this
3 Bed/3 Bath home on the
Sea of Abaco in private
Dorros Cove commu-
nity. Wrap around decks,
incredible elevation and
large private dock.

Hope Town Settlement
Historic Hope Town
house with dockage. Main
house 4 bed 2.5 bath with
detached dock house.
Rental history available.

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investment FropertU

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December 1, 2007

School News

at Central Abaco Primary School received
their awards on November 19th. The guest
speaker for this event was Mr. Christopher
Roberts, a businessman in Marsh Harbour.
He told the students that he did not learn to
read until he was 14 years old, but he did
not learn to read properly until he attended

The winner of the Boys' ReadingChallenge at Central Abaco Priamry School, Sidney
Decius, won a bicycle donated by Mrs. Vyrona Archer. Shown are Mrs. Lenora Black,
District Superintendent, second place winner Steven Jones, Ms. Samantha Evans, school
counsellor, Ms. Elaine Martinborough of Urban Renewal, Sidney on his new bicycle,
third place winner Kenston Gedeon, and Mr. Chris Roberts, guest speaker.

Sales, Rentals and Property Management
Member B.R.E.A.
G.P.O. Green Turtle Cay, Abaco, Bahamas
Telephone 1-561-656-9708 Telephone/Fax 1-242-365-4636
E-mail: oceanblu@batelnet.bs www.oceanblueproperties.com
New Listing! Studio guest cottage with kitchen and bathroom. Solar optional.
1/2 acre. Just steps away from Coco Bay Beach and Ocean Beach. $295,000
plus 7% to close
New Listing! Partially furnished, newly built 2 bedroom, 2 full bath cottage,
A/C throughout. W/D. Reverse osmosis system. 9' x 12' attached garage.
Walking distance from Coco Bay Beach. $495,000 plus 7% to close
New Listing! Fot the ultimate in privacy, three bedroom, two bath furnished
home on Bluff Harbour and the Sea of Abaco. Over 1000 feet of waterfront.
New dock with lift. $2.7m plus 7% to close
New Listing! This stately two story furnished beachfront home on the
Atlantic Ocean is based on an 1871 mansion built in Guadalupe. Five bedrooms
and four baths. A/C throughout. Whirlpool tub in Master Bedroom. Study/
office. Excellent rental history. Meticulously kept property. B $2.545 million
including all closing costs.
Striking four bedroom, 3 1/2 bath home. A/C, W/D, single attached garage.
2500 sq. ft. under roof with large screened porch and patio. View of Sea of
Abaco. Reduced $895,000 inclusive of all closing costs
Four bedroom four bath furnished waterfront home on Bluff Harbour with
dock. Beautiful views. $1.95 million plus 10% closing costs.
Large four bedroom two and a half bath immaculate furnished home with
office and attached garage. Great attention to detail. 140 steps to the beach.
B$795,000 plus 2% to close.
One acre oceanfront lot with 66' on Atlantic Ocean at Ocean Beach. Reef is
close enough to shore to swim to. $945,000. All closing costs included.
3 acre Bahamian estate with 350' on Atlantic Ocean Beach and 1/2 acre water
front on Black Sound. Furnished 3 bedroom 2 bath main house plus attached
owner's unit with kit/liv/ding area and one bedroom and one bath. High
elevation. Swimming pool. Observation tower. Owner financing available.
$2.5 million with all closing costs included.
Price reduction 90' on beach 1/ acre lot at stunning Bight O Bay on the
Atlantic Ocean. $489,000 plus 7% to close.
One 9,500 sq. ft. lot within sight of Coco Bay Beach. SOLD
Atlantic Ocean lot on Munjack Cay UNDER CONTRACT

* 9,600 sq. ft lot in Green Turtle Estates SOLD

Grade Four Student Wins
Boys' Reading Challenge
By Samantha V. Evans
After an entire month of reading books,
October 1st through 31st, the 143 students
who entered the Boys' Reading Challenge

college in Canada. He told the students that
he can relate to those of them who can-
not seem to understand the subject or learn
it well enough to perform well in school.
Even though some of them may have this
challenge, he encouraged them to contin-
ue pressing forward because the day will
come when they will master reading if they
do not give up.
He encouraged parents not to become
discouraged if they have a child who strug-
gles with reading. He believes that most
children can learn how to read and wheth-
er they become good readers will depend
largely on the support they get from their
parents. The following tips will assist par-
ents to help their children become better
Help them acquire a wide range of
Talk with their children about their
Encourage children to think about
Read aloud to their child
Provide their preschooler with writing

Multiple Listing System

What is MLS?

A Multiple Listing System (MLS) allows
participating real estate agents to place
their sellers' homes on a database
providing information to other licensed
real estate agents about these listings.
This is greatly beneficial to the seller as it
is great exposure for your property.

CO-'o v The MLS is quite important to the buyer
,MsM..",', as well. If your real estate agent is a
participating member of the MLS and is
searching for suitable properties for you, this system is the best tool
because your real estate agent will have access to all properties listed
by other members.
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of the Multiple Listing Service of the Bahamas Real Estate Association,
Abaco Chapter!
The first MLS service in The Bahamas was launched on Abaco on
October 1st and, to date, the participating members are:

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Cindy Newell
Ed Newell
Bill Thompson
Elaine Thompson
Sandra Evans
Bill Thorndycraft
Brent Cartwright
Maria Silvester
Rhiannon Thomas
Chris Roberts
Molly Roberts
John Bethell
Chris Farrington
Mailin Sands
Bill Albury
Jane Patterson
Laurie Schreiner
Stan Sawyer
Kerry Sullivan
Donna Rees
James Rees
June Russell
Neil Aberle
Kathleen Albury
John Christie
Dwayne Wallas
John Cash
(Ruth) Anne Albury
Everett Pinder
Marcellus Roberts

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Aisle of Palm Realty
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Graham Real Estate
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Treasure Cay Real Estate
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Encourage children to watch televi-
sion programs that are educational
Monitor the amount of television their
children watch
Monitor children's school perfor-
Encourage them to read everyday
Continue to be involved in the educa-
tional advancement of their children.
The students had to read a minimum of
10 books to receive a certificate but ev-
ery student who read a book received an
award. The winner was Sidney Decius,
grade 4 who read 170 books, second place
was Steven Jones, grade 4 who read 142
books and third place winner was Kenston
Gedeon, Grade 5 who read 130 books. The
winner received a brand new bicycle do-
nated by Vyrona Archer.
Mrs. Black challenged them to read
even more books than they read this year.
She told them that she has a passion for
boys and is confident that they can all do
well. Ms. Elaine Martinborough, organiz-
er of this event, donated magazines to the
Please see School Page 19


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School From Page 18
school library. She hopes that the Reading
Challenge will help them to enhance their
reading skills and performance in other
subjects. The coordinator for the Reading
Challenge on site was Samantha Evans,
Counselor for Abaco. The Girls Reading
Challenge is scheduled for the month of
February, 2008.

The sponsors of the gifts received by
the students were The Print Shop, Cyber
Learning Center, Friends of the Environ-
ment, Water and Sewerage, Change Min-
istries, Bayview Restaurant, Lynden New-
bold, Anita Rolle, Vyrona Archer, AID,
Capt. Cyril Roker, Ministry of Tourism,
The Royal Bahamas Police Force and Snap

Eagles Win First Softball
Game in Treasure Cay
By Samantha V. Evans
On November 23rd the first softball
game for the season was played in Treasure
Cay when Central Abaco Primary School
took on Treasure Cay Primary School. At
the end of the game Central Abaco Prima-
ry Eagles defeated their opponent 8-4. This
winning team consisted of male students
from grades four, five and six. The coach
is Mr. Jeffery Victor. They are scheduled
to play St. Francis at their next game.
Long Bay School Wins
Grade Eight Spelling Bee!
By Samantha V. Evans
Twenty-one grade eight students were
entered into the Spelling Bee for grade eight
Spelling Bee held on November 23rd at the
Learning Resource Center. The students

completed ten rounds of spelling from the
seen list before the competition stiffened as
words of the unseen list were called. Today
was an unusual day of spelling as during
the 12th round all of the contestants spelled
their word incorrectly except for one stu-
dent resulting in a spell off to determine
who the remaining two students would be
to add to the student who spelt her word
correctly so that a winner, second and third
place could be declared. After a total of 15
rounds, Long Bay School student Damara
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followed by Antwanae Smith from For-
est Height Academy in second place and
Nathan Grammatico from St. Francis de
Sales in third place. Greta Strachan-Cul-
mer presented the trophies to the students
on behalf of Strachan's Construction Com-
Please see School Page 20

Central Abaco Primary won its first softball game of the season 8 to 4. The team played
against Treasure Cay Primary in a game played in Treasure Cay.

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pany, sponsor of the trophies. Mrs. Black
once again attended to give the students her
support and told them to be motivators to
the rest of their school student body so that
they would want to improve their spelling.
St Francis Hosts Thanks-
giving Prayer Service
By Samantha V. Evans
Thanksgiving Day officially starts the
Christmas Season and every year St. Fran-
cis de Sales holds a Thanksgiving Service.
This year they held a prayer service at the

Catholic church to give God thanks for His
blessings on their school. The service was
led by Mr. Bongon, Religious Knowledge
teacher and students performed a skit. The
students were encouraged to be thankful to
all of those persons who bless and care for
A slide show was played depicting the
damage experienced by Long Island and
Cat Island residents after Tropical Storm
Noel passed over The Bahamas at the end
of October. At the end of the show, students
paid their respect to the victims. They had
raised $775 to assist the victims with the
purchase of water. The students in grade

economies have negatively impacted tradi-
tional community lifestyles. After a fierce
day of competition, Forest Heights Acad-
emy was victorious at claiming the first
Please see School Page 21

seven raised the most money, $144, and
were commended by Principal Kumar.
Abaco District held
Debate Competition
By Samantha V. Evans
On No-
vember 14
high school
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Sales, S.C.
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Center to de-
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topic Be it
resolved that
attempts at Four high schools compe
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Family Island McDaniel and Nasasha Bo
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from Forest Heights, Nekhira Saunders
School From Page 20 from St. Francis and Shalna Blanc from
Abaco Central High School. The trophies
place spot. The team of Zie McDaniel,
ae o Te a A e ae for this debate were donated by Strachan's
Nasasha Bootle and Taj Anderson stated
Construction Company.
that they attribute collaboration, organiz-
ing themselves, team effort and self-confi- Abaco participates in
dence to their team winning. They decided Junior Minister of Tourism
to address the topic from a different pro- By Michelle Mikula
spective which they believe also gave them Ministry of Tourism
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Mr. Leslie Rolle was the organizer of Junior Minister of Tourism Speech Com-
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very well organized. Rolle commended the student at
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far to participate in the debate. Mr. James cis de Sales
Savage, coach for Forest Heights, stated School. He
that he was extremely happy that Mrs. Le- wa named
nora Black took the time to attend and to A b a c o s
give them her support. Many parents came overall win-
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News of Clubs and Co-ops

Pilot Club/Anchor
By Samantha V. Evans
Seven new members were sworn in
as Pilots on November at Central Abaco
Primary School. They were Ms. Roberta
Lindsay, Mrs. Rochelle Russell, Mrs.
Melvern Black, Mrs. Jessica Smith, Ms.
Monique Curry, Ms. Patchment and Ms.
Miriam Fredericks (not pictured). Swear-
ing them in was Mr. Cecil Simon.
The Anchors from Abaco Central
High School, St. Francis de Sales, Forest
Heights and Central Abaco Primary School
were sworn in as well. Abaco Central High
School has 14 members and the president
is Kendero Murray. St. Francis has 28
members and their president is Shamariah
Baillou. Forest Heights has 24 members
and the president is Antonia Wright. Cen-
tral Abaco Primary School V.I.P. Anchors

have the biggest club with 35 members
with Conrad Cornish as president.
VIP Anchors campaign
for road safety
By Samantha V. Evans
On October 26 the Anchors of Central
Abaco High School had a Road Safety
Campaign. The Pilots for the school super-
vised them while they distributed the vari-
ous road safety flyers. They encouraged
persons to walk on the sidewalk, cross at
the intersections, look left and right before
crossing into traffic, be sure that cars see
that they are crossing before stepping out
into the street and adults walking with chil-
dren must ensure that they are being held.
Finally, The VIP Anchors want to encour-
age those persons in vehicles to buckle up,
drive safely and do not speed because the
life they save might be their own. Unfor-

The Pilot Club of Abaco inducted six new members into the club who were sworn in by
Mr. Cecil Simon.

tunately, one of the Anchor sisters had just
lost her dad in a road accident so this made
this exercise even more meaningful. The
Anchors are committed to promoting safe-
ty on our streets so so that everyone can be
safe and drive safely.
Co- op's Meeting and
Officer Training
By Mirella Santillo
Two men from the Nassau credit union,
Mr. Frank Davis from the Credit Union
League and Mr. Burt Mullings, Senior Co-
operative Officer, visited Marsh Harbour
to conduct a training seminar for existing
and prospective officers of the local agri-
culture co-op.
The topics covered by Mr. Mullings in-
cluded the duties and characteristics of a
good director and the role of a manager.
Mr. Davis's topic related to the impor-
tance of good financial information. All fi-
nancial decisions should be based on good
information that is accurate and current.
Mr. Davis presented his findings on why
businesses fail.
1./ 2. 3./ Inadequate planning, inadequate
planning, inadequate planning
4. Insufficient initial capital
5. Mistaken estimate of market demand
6. Lack of management ability
7. Failure to select and use appropriate
outside professional advice
8. Inability to market produce or service
9. Over dependence on a single individual
10. Failure to understand capital require
ments of a growing business
11. Poor timing of expenditure due to poor

12. Expedient rather than reasoned deci
After going over statistics provided by
several internet accounting firms, he cov-
ered the principles of accounting and went
over the structure of financial statements.
Both visitors attended a meeting the fol-
lowing day. The Chairman, Mr. Augustine
Williams, and several members of the co-op
attended. The main discussion concerned
the audit of the books requested by Mr.
Mullings upon the demand by Rev. Charles
Carey to be released as guarantor of the
loans incurred by the co-op. Mr. Mullings
said he would address any concerns Rev.
Carey had after auditing the books which
Rev. Carey was asked to hand over. The
election of a new co-op board before the
end of the year was also mentioned.
Some of the local projects for the up-
coming season were discussed includ-
ing the management of the sod farm, the
preparation of the land for planting and the
onion season.

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Local Government at Work

Central Abaco Council Oct 25
The three Town Committee chairmen
submitted names of their candidates for the
five Statutory Boards and one Advisory
Boards. The Board members appointed
were the following:
Town Planning Chairman Bill
Swain, Deputy Chairman StephenKnowles,
Marcus Bethel, Mark Roberts, Gilbert Da-
vis, Danny Sawyer and Larry Williams
Licensing Chairman Eugene
Dawkins, Deputy Chairman Glenn Rus-
sell, Carl Archer, Doug Evans, Leonard
Edgecombe, Reckling Bootle and Andrew
Hotel Licensing Chairman Ruth
Pinder, Deputy Chairman Sonith Lock-
hart, Carrington Anderson, Mike Malone,
Debbie Poldun and Brenda Claridge
Port Authority Chairman Dale
Hill, Deputy Chairman Wenzel McBride,
Timothy Roberts, Brandon Thompson,
Kendal Swain, Kevin Hucheson and Brent
Tourism Advisory Chairman
Brenda Sawyer, Deputy Chairman Colon
Curry, Wynsome Ferguson, Bobby Jones,
Bradley Swain and Ada Deveaux
Road Traffic (for entire island of Ab-
aco) Renardo Curry, Julia Mills, Danny
Sawyer, Victor Patterson, Eustace Penn,
Frank Hepburn, Arthur Lightbourne, Jen-
son Edgecombe and Stafford Symonette
Council b usiness included a discus-
sion on improving and utilizing the South
Side dock area including a functional boat
ramp. Due to the volume of business that

the Council must contend with, it was
agreed with the Council will meet twice
monthly in the future, on the second and
fourth Thursday of each month.
The conditions and trash overload at
the present dump site across from Central
Pines Estates was discussed. Various rem-
edies were considered to contend with the
large amount of trash the site accepts. One
suggestion related to requesting that Abaco
Club garbage and trash be diverted to the
dump serving Cherokee or Casuarina Point
as that project falls within the South Abaco
Suggestions by the Airport Beautifica-
tion Committee included the construction
of a simple roof over the area where trav-
elers exit Customs to get a taxi. Work on
that is expected to begin in mid-November.
Marco Air Conditioning volunteered to
donate a five-ton air conditioner to service
the general lobby area on the condition
that if the building was decommissioned
within the next two year he could salvage
the unit.
Other aspects of making the terminal
more visitor friendly were discussed. Mrs.
Jacquelyn Estevez, Manager of Common-
wealth Bank, attended the meeting briefly
and offered to spearhead a corporate part-
nership with local businesses to improve
the terminal. Her offer was accepted. The
deplorable condition of the restrooms in
the terminal lobby was felt to need imme-
diate attention.
A past member of the Road Traffic Board
complained about the way procedural mat-
ters were handled and recorded improperly
in the minutes about two years ago. The
Road Traffic Board which is comprised of
members of the three mainland districts
has not had a functional meeting in over

a year.
A new member appointed to the
Town Planning Board quoted the sec-
tions of the Town Planning Regulations
which give Town Planning members
their mandate.
The Front Street in Marsh Harbour
and the road between the Batelco com-
pound and the Every Child Counts
School were both singled out as being
in terrible condition. Administrator Ce-
phas Cooper advised that improvements
to Front Street will begin soon with the
ultimate goal of a concrete surface as
the original road was paved.
A resident of the High Rocks area of
Marsh Harbour near the ferry dock was
allowed to comment on a petition sub-
mitted to the Local Government office
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honouring her petition and for not hold-
ing public consultation on the project.
Two member of the Abaco Volunteer
Intervention Team asked to represent
their cause and asked for the Council's
moral support and volunteer attendance
at the opening of their office in Marsh
Harbour on December 1st. They re-
quested a donation to further their
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Local Government at Work

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Council and Town Planning
Concerning the Crossing Nov 12
A joint meeting between the Central
Abaco Council and Town Planning was
held to discuss issues related to a three-
building three-story condominium project
near Crossing Beach in Marsh Harbour.
An earlier decision to allow the project to
proceed was being appealed by members
of the public living in that area.
There appeared to be inconsistencies by
Town Planning and the Council in their
handling of the application and in the han-
dling of the approvals as well as incon-
sistencies in the submission made by the
developers. The Council is obliged to rule
on appeals, and those members felt that
both sides, the developer and the appeal-
ing residents, should be heard before any
determination to accept, modify or reject
the original decision is made. Apparently,
due to the controversy, the developers had
agreed to temporarily withhold all work
on the third building which is a three-story
building scheduled to be built about 15 feet
from the high water mark.
It was brought out that Town Planning
members had not seen the petition but had
heard about it. A woman representing the
petitioners attended the meeting and spoke
at length about the objections to the project
but did not specifically make reference to
the petition.
A building inspector will be asked to
compare work underway with work ap-

proved to see if they agree. Questions arose
concerning the space available for the third
building on the waterfront and its proxim-
ity to the high water mark. It was disclosed
that the developer had applied for a 40-foot
extension to reclaim the seabed beyond the
present boundary on the coast but had not
originally disclosed this fact. Town Plan-
ning members were not clear on whether
or not this additional 40 feet was material
to the position of the third building.
The question arose over three-story
buildings in a residential area, particularly
in view of the fact that there are very few
three-story buildings in Marsh Harbour's
commercial or residential areas. The issues
related to the legal setback from the coast
were brought up without being resolved. It
was noted that the area from The Crossing
and the Pelican Shore turnoff is residential
and this would be the first major commer-
cial venture in that stretch. It was brought
out that a neighbouring property owner has
also applied to reclaim seabed to extend a
parking lot. An onsite inspection by Town
Planning members brought out that the sur-
vey markers on the coast are under water at
high tide. Discussion then centered around
definitions of high tide.
A procedural matter was discussed with-
out resolution in that the petition was ac-
knowledged to have been submitted to the
Council office but did not appear on the
Town Planning agenda. The chairman of
Town Planning felt that inasmuch as the
petitioner attended the meeting but did not
mention the petition by name, Town Plan-
ning members were absolved of knowledge
of the petition. Subsequent information
from the petitioner disclosed that the peti-
tion had been submitted to Council as re-
quired by The Act, and she felt that further

specific reference was not required.
The resident representing the objectors
felt betrayed in that the application con-
cerning four and a half acres on Pelican
Shores proposed several months ago was
allowed extensive public consultation. Yet
this similar project was passed with mini-
mal public awareness. The Pelican Shores
project failed to get approval. She noted
that a condominium project near this con-
troversial site was rejected several years
ago as being inappropriate, not in keeping
with the area and being too dense for the
available property.
In other business, it was noted that the
recent demolition exercise for removing
recently constructed illegal houses in the
immigrant community of the Mud had col-
lectively cost something in the neighbour-
hood of $15,000. It was felt that the exer-
cise was beneficial, but that funding was
not in place for continuing operations of
this nature.
The meeting closed with a Council
member noting that with no other business
conducted, there was little accomplished
for the time spent.
Central Abaco Hotel Licence Nov 21
This meeting was chaired by Ruth Pin-
der, recently appointed chairman of this
board. This was the first meeting of the
board in over a year.
Delinquent revenues from hotels in the
Central Abaco District were reviewed.
This relates to the six percent hotel tax col-
lected from guests and due to be submitted
to government by the 15th of the following
month. Only a few hotels are current in
this respect but most were noted to be ex-
tremely delinquent or even in non-compli-
ance. This situation will be reviewed.

Eleven hotels on the register in the Cen-
tral Abaco District include Abaco Beach
Resort, Abaco Towns (now called Regattas
of Abaco) Ambassador Inn, Bustic Bight,
Cat Island Experience, Conch Inn, D's
Guest House, Island Breezes, Lofty Fig,
Pelican Beach Villas and Sunset Beach.
Discussions followed on hotels con-
structed under the Hotel Encouragement
Act that received duty and other exemp-
tions. Then years later they are being con-
verted into apartments or sold as condo-
miniums. The questions came up over the
current status of these conversions.
The next meeting will be the third
Wednesday in January.

Please see Local Gov. Page 26

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Dr. J. Denise Archer D.D.S.
Garnett Archer Mem. Blvd., Suite #6
P.O. Box AB 20579
Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas
Website: www.diamantedental.com
(appointments can be made online)
Tel: 242-367-4968 Fax: 242-367-3001
Emergency 242-554-8327
Email: dentalspecialistabaco@yahoo. com
Dr. J. Denise Archer
Mondays Saturdays
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Dr. Christopher Varga
Mondays Saturdays
General dentistry
SDr. Barry L. Russell December 14
of the Bahamas Orthodontic Center
Orthodontics (Braces)

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Abaco Properties
Dundas Town Crown Alloment Appraisal $265,225.00

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,

70 x 26 ft Plus 50 x 22 ft. 2,920 sq. Ft the interior walls are concrete blocks;

ceiling is sheet rock and the floors of vinyl tiles.
Portion of Murphy Town Crown

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

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

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

ExumaVacant Property

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

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

New Providence Vacant Property

Lot B. Wilson Street, Rock Crusher Appraisal: $97,214
All that lot of land having an area of 10,498 sq. ft. being Lot B, between the subdivison known a Rock Crusher and in teh vicinity of
Perpall Tract situated in teh western district of New Prividnence, Bahamas. This property is zoned multi-family / single family. Also
located on this property is a structure comprising of a duplex at foundation level under construction, and consisting of approximately
1,566 sq. ft. of enclosed living space with a patio consisting of 270 sq. ft. The starter bars are in place and foundation poured.

New Providence Properties

Kennedy Subdivision Nassau Appraisal: $188,406.00
Lot no. 21 all utilities available 10 year old single story house, 3 bedroom 2
bathroom, living dining area, family room, kitchen, study, laundry and an entry
Heading west along Soldier Road take main entrance to Kennedy Subdivision on
S 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

Slot 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
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.

New Providence No. 21 B Fraser Allotment off Soldier

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.

Eleuthera Vacant Property
North Eleuthera Heights, Eleuthera Appraisal $41,275.00
Lot #20 approximately Th,200 sq. ft. and bounded on north by onSettler Drive andg of 8,4 south by Deal Investment Ltd. This is singlehome
with 1925 sq ft of floor area on the ground floor, a porch area of 437 square feet

andfamily zoning and 50 ft above sea level. This second flompasses a foundation with plumbing and roughiding in place aof nd well compatructed
anquarry fill. The concrete floor has not been poured compass yet The foundation is 2,51entirety. The ground ft Lot # 20 situat bedroo/5 miles eastwardly of
the Bluff Settlement. The said lot is vacant and on a hill overlook, dining the and family room. The second floor cmpri two bedroom, one

Lot. I 1OB, Palmetto Point Appraisal: $72,000
All that piece, parcel or lot of vacant land containing 9,000 and being arealot No. Directions to property of Ingraham's Pond and easterly of
Palmetto Point, on the Island oppof Eleuthera, one of the islale, nds of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, and is bounded and abutting asfence.
EleutheraVacant Property

follow: on the north Eleutheraby Lot No. 3B and running thereon for a distance of 90 ft on the East by Lot No, B and running thereon for a
distance of 100 ft.; on the south by a #20 approximately 120q. ft. and bounded on north by Early Settler Drivetion and running thereon 90 ft. on the west by Deal Invetment No. Thi9B running thereon
family zoning ance of 100 ft., thabove said lot is ovel. Thirgrown with shrubs around is in close proximity to and roughite sandy beach. This neighbourhood
quay fis zoned residential development ans not been poue a yet The foundation i 2,511 q. t Lot # 20 ft. and because of this there is no
danger oBluf Settflooding. The areaid lo is vacant and on a hill approximately 0 percent developed with all uanties and services available.
LotMuPalmetton Fish Point, North Eleuthera Appraisal: 72,00$51,421.
Al the piece, parcel or lot of vacant land containing 44,714 sq. ft, and designated E which forms a portion of laham' Pond known asterly of

Fish Point" situated about two miles northwestward of the settlement of Gregory Town on the Island of Eleuthera, one of islands of
Palmetto Point on the Iland of Eleuthera, one of the land of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, and is bounded and abutting as follows: Northwardly by the land now or formerly the property
of Cordllow: on the north by Lot No. 3 and running thereon for a distance of 393.13 feet; outwardly on the by a 30' wide road reservation and running thereon for a
for a distance of 402.57 ft. eastward by a 20 t. wide main Queen's Highwaytion and running thereon for a distance of 109.73 ft; westwardly by Lot No. 9B running thereon
for land nowditance of 100rmerly the property of Caridon Limited and running thereon or a distance of 10.75 ft This property having an areahood
of approximately 44.714 sq. ft This neighbourhood is zoned commercial/residential development and is quietand peaceful with a topography of approximately t. and because of thi there s
topography of flooding. The area i approximately 80 percent developed with all utilities and services available.
Mutton Fish Point North Eleuthera Appraisal: $51,421.00
Al the piece, parcel or lot of vacant land containing 44,714 sq. ft and designated E which forms a portion of land known as "Mutton

All that piece, parcel or tract of land containing one acre situated about two miles northwetward of the settlement of Gregory Town on theland of Eleuthera, one of land of
island of Eleuthera, one of the islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas and is bounded and abutting as follows; Northwardly by the land now or formerly the properly
by the main Ltd.Queens Highway and is running thereon for a distance of 393.1125.462 feet northwestwardl by a 30' wide road re lationand now or formerlyunning thereon
for a diopertance of 402.57Coridon Limit. eatward by the main Queen's Highway and running thereon for a distance of 109.73390.274 ft: southwestwardly by a 30' wide road reservation and
land now or formerly the property of Caridon Limited and running thereon for a distance of 110,12 ft; Southeastwardly by the lend now or formerly theThi property of the Vendor and running
thereon for a distance of 322.955 ft. This property having area of approximately 44.747.76 sq ft This eighbourhood Is zoned commercial/reidential development and i quiet, peaceful and ha
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
All that piece, parcel or tract of land known as buttonn Fish Point" sacred ituated about two miles northwestward of the settlement of Gregory Town on the Island
landof 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 main Queproperty of Coridon Limited,Highway and running thereon for a distance of 383.565.462 feet northwe southwardl bythe land now or formerlythe
the property of Caridon Limited and running thereon for a distance of 393.19 ft, eastwardly by the main Queen's Highway and runningand
runningthereon for a distance of 113.40 ft, wesoutheatwardly by the lend now or formerly the property of Coridon LimitedVendor and running thereon for a
thereon for distance of 13.40 ft. This neighbourhood is zoned commerty having area of approximatial developmen44,847.76 t and is quiet, peaceful and has a topography
development end i quiet and peaceful with a topography of approximately 2 ft. with all utilities and services availableThi lot i 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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December 1, 2007

Local Government at Work

Local Gov. From Page 24

Road Traffic Board Nov 25
The meeting was chaired by Frank
Hepburn who was recently reappointed as
chairman. This Board covers all of Abaco
and has members from the three mainland
This Board has a poor record of meet-
ings with the previous two meetings be-
ing in July 2006 and January 2007. Issues
discussed at this meeting concerned school
children being transported in the back of
pick-up trucks, an unlicenced private bus
transporting workers to one of the island
resorts and assigned franchise plates not
being active.
Inactive franchises for cabs, rental cars
and other vehicles will be examined to see
if the plates should be recalled and reis-
sued. Since there is a moratorium on issu-
ing additional plates, it is felt that maximal
use should be derived from those plates
that have been allowed.

This meeting was noted as being historic
for Road Traffic as four island administra-
tors were present although only one is re-
quired. Inasmuch as the Board represents
road traffic matters for the entire island of
Abaco, it was felt that the meetings should
rotate between the three districts. The next
meeting is scheduled to be in Cooper's
Town on January 23 with monthly meet-
ings planned due to the volume of business
Town Planning and Council Nov 26
A joint meeting of Town Planning and
Council was held on November 26 to hear
from a subcommittee appointed to make
a physical inspection of the condominium
project being reviewed. Councillors want-
ed to get their views and opinions on the
third building as it related to the coastal
boundary of the property. Attending the
meeting were two of the developers and
their attorney. The attorney repeatedly
stated that no written objections had been
shown him or the developers. It was stated
that the nature of the meeting was not to
resolve the problem with the petition but
to hear from the subcommittee that made
the physical inspection to the job site. Dif-

ferent figures were given, ranging from 11
feet to 16 feet from the coastal boundary to
the building.
A new member of Town Planning ob-
jected to the short notice given concerning
the meeting. He was told at noon it was
private meeting, then learned at 4;30 p.m.
it was going to be a public meeting. He was
upset that the developers were represented
but no one submitting the petition was rep-
resented. Not enough time was given to an-
nounce a public meeting, he said.
He also noticed the developers had made
changes, moving the building back four ad-
ditional feet in an effort to satisfy setback
concerns. This gave a 16-foot setback from
the original distance of 12 feet from the
coastal boundary. An extensive discussion
followed on what would be an appropriate
setback from the coast. The lawyer strove
to establish a specific distance whereas
some Town Planning members felt that
discretion was involved in coastal issues of
this nature.
The developers were adamant that the
third building does not require any of the
Crown Land that they have requested.
However, acquiring that addition 40 feet
would enhance their project. They spoke of

their commitment to dredge and to establish
a beach along the shore of the property.
After answering questions and giving
the developers' position, the developers
left and the Council and Town Planning
members discussed various aspects of the
situation. The three and a half hour meet-
ing was dismissed with no decision.
Town Planning members present were
dismayed that none of their normal busi-
ness was conducted as approximately 25
applications are before them with a total
value of $9 million.

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Wednesday, December 5, 2007, at 7 p.m.
Central Abaco Primary School

A presentation on the new landfill operation inland of Snake
Cay will be made. Associated logistics and changes to garbage
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Extension -Abaco Landfill

Invitation for Tenders

Tenders are asked to make note of the extension in the
deadline for the submission of the bid documents
The Government of the Bahamas is inviting tenders for the necessary Opera-
tion and Maintenance of The Great Abaco Regional Landfill.
Interested parties may obtain further information, including eligibility to par-
ticipate, and may collect the bidding document upon payment of a non-refund-
able fee of $100.00, as of Monday, October 22, 2007.
The Department of Environmental Health Services Accounts Division
Farrington Road, Nassau, Bahamas
Telephone No: (242) 322-8037, Facsimile No: (242) 322-8073
Between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday to Friday.
The method of payment will be certified cheques or cash. Tenders are to be
submitted in triplicate (3) in a sealed envelope(s) addressed to:
The Tenders Board
C/O The Financial Secretary
Ministry of Finance and Planning
Cecil V. Wallace Whitfield Centre
P.O. Box W-3017
Nassau, N.P., The Bahamas
no later than 4:30 p.m. on 17th day of December 2007
Tenders will be opened at 10:00a.m on the 18th December, 2007 at the office
of the Tenders Board, Ministry of Finance and Planning
The Government reserves the right to reject any or all Tenders.

December 1, 2007 The Abaconian Page 27 B

Illegal immigrants Status of illegal housing

are being deported Analysis of the recent demolition exer- demolishing the building commented on
cise in the Mud showed that seven recently the physical difficulties of knocking them
constructed houses are remaining which down.
Share occupied by women and children who Administrator Cephas Cooper wanted
appeared to have been displaced by the ex- a summary of the operation forwarded to
Stensive fire two years ago. One house was officials in Nassau so they can realize the
found with 10 single rooms. Two houses gravity of the situation.
were found earlier with 16 and 17 rooms It was stated that as many as 200 indi-
being used as boarding houses. Ten per- viduals in the Pigeon Peas may be paying
sons were found hiding on a roof but when weekly rents of $40 to $70 to the alleged
discovered escaped by running from roof landowner. It is acknowledged that the
to roof. One occupant offered $500 to the Pigeon Pea community is built on private
demolition team leader to leave his house land granted to Nathan Key in the 1800s
standing. A building was discovered that and subsequently claimed by his descen-
housed a casino. Those persons physically dants.

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Vertum Lowe and Growing up on Green Turtle Cay

By Jennifer Hudson
Vertrum Lowe has spent all of his 74 years
on Green Turtle Cay and has been a valuable
employee of the Green Turtle Club for 42 of
those years. "I have been at the Club from day
one," proudly states this multi-talented gentle-
man who can turn his hand to painting, plumb-
ing, carpentry, mechanics and a multitude
of other jobs which keeps the club in tiptop
Mr. Lowe was born on April 20, 1933, to
Albert and Annie Lowe whose Loyalist ances-
tors came to Green Turtle Cay many genera-
tions ago from the Carolinas. In addition to
Vertrum, the couple had two more boys, Al-
ton, the well known artist, and Leonard, and
one daughter, Iva.
Mr. Lowe attended the Green Turtle Cay
School from the age of six until 14 when he
got his first job as a result of the 1947 hur-
ricane. During the storm some very large trees
fell on his father's house and young Vertrum
was given the job of clearing them away. His
next job was as a "water boy." He had to put
water over the ground to wet it for workers to
repair the huge potholes left in the road after
being washed out by the hurricane. For this
work he received two shillings and six pence a
day which was equivalent to 56 cents.
"It was fun growing up here," reminisced
Mr. Lowe. "We would play marbles, make
spinning tops and kites and have ring plays
in people's houses. The games we all enjoyed
the most were the kissing games. Empire Day,
May 4, was a bigger celebration than Christ-

mas, and all the young people enjoyed games
such as the greasy pole where the goal was
to take off as many biscuits as possible with
your mouth, and another to retrieve coins out
of a tub of flour with your hands tied behind
your back. There was a lot of spluttering as
people came up with white faces and noses full
of flour."
"We would go off fishing and hauling with
a net. Since we had no electricity, we would
go on the boat for six months at a time collect-
ing enough wood to chop to last for six months
for cooking in the old rock ovens outside in
the back of the house. As there were no re-
frigerators, we would put salt on the food to
keep it and would pickle the wild hogs down in
barrels. Ice would sometimes come from Nas-
sau in barrels of sawdust and then people were
able to make ice cream as a treat."
At the age of 16, Vertrum went with Capt.
Sam Sawyer on his boat, the Stamba IV, run-
ning crawfish to West Palm Beach after which
he got on the Lindo with his father, Albert
Lowe, and Roswell Sawyer plying into Nas-
sau. There, on one of his trips he met his fu-
ture wife in a store on Bay Street. "I knew as
soon as I saw her that I was going to marry
her. As soon as I got back to the boat, I told
them I had met the girl I would marry," he
said. At the time the young lady was only 13
years of age. But when she reached the age
of 16, the beautiful Cynthia Curry did indeed
marryl8-year-old Vertrum. The couple later
produced three children, Ray, Trina, who runs
Harvey's Restaurant on the cay, and Johnny,

who is well known as the
minister of the Green
Turtle Cay Church of
God and has traveled the
world through his church
After his marriage,
Mr. Lowe ran crawfish
to the United States for
another two years. Since
this entailed being away
for six months at a time,
he left that job as it meant
that the children hardly
got to know their father.
"Many people were in-
volved in the sharking
industry at the time,
but this was very tough

Vertrum Lowe of Green Turtle Cay has made more that 300

work," stated Mr. Lowe. model ships. He i
"Fishermen went to An-
dros and got nurse sharks by the hundreds and
shipped the hides, liver and fins to West Palm
Beach. People from all over The Bahamas
would bring sharks and salt from Ragged Is-
land to salt them down for keeping." In those
days everyone had to travel by boat. Mr. Lowe
saw the arrival of the first sea planes, the Wid-
geon, Goose and Catalina which arrived at the
ramp by the park.
Mr. Lowe looked back on those hard days
saying, "In those days you were very lucky
if you got a job as there was very little to do.
And if you had a job, you really had to hang
on to it. Many people left to look for work
in Nassau and the United States. I remember

is shown here with a recent model.
many times when there was not a single penny
in the house."
He told a story of how, when you give your
all, the Lord will provide. "One Sunday we
were in church and my mother said that she
had nothing to put in the collection plate that
week. There was only one pound left at home
and that had to provide food for the family. My
father told her to go home and get it and put it
in the collection plate. This she did while very
aware that then there would be nothing left.
The following day father went out in the boat
and, washed up on a beach, he found two bales

Please see Vertrum Lowe Page 31

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

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Marsh Harbour 367-0140 Treasure Cay 365-8660
Ft. Lauderdale 954-359-8266
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Random Astronomical Data
The earliest sunset this year will occur between November 25 and December 5 Lowest daytime tides
with the sun setting at 5:15 p.m. during this period. -0.4 Dec 25 3:27 pm
This is six minutes earlier than sunset on Dec 21 which is the shortest day -0.5 Jan 22 2:21 pm
of the year. It is a little known fact that the earliest sunset is about a month Highest during waking hours
before the shortest day. 3.6 Nov 24 7:30 pm
On December 6 rejoice each sunset is a minute or more later, extending 3.5 May 4 8:13pm
afternoon daylight. Data, to the right, is given for the highest and lowest tides 3.6 May 5 9 pm
during waking hours for the next twelve months for those requiring either the 3.7 Oct 17 10:30 am
lowest or highest water. 3.7 Nov 14 8:30 am

For Lease:


in Guana Cay

Huge Potential!

Call 365-5238

December 1, 2007

December 1, 2007 The Abaconian Page 29 B

Mural depicts Enchanting Abaco

By Mirella Santillo
In Spring of 2007 artists belonging to
the Abaco Art Guild took on the project
of painting a mural. The idea was to in-
volve not only the members of the Art
Guild, but also gifted students of the lo-
cal high schools as well as their teachers.
The location of the mural was important
as the project had to have visibility, but it
also had to be well received by the busi-
ness that would lend its walls to the cre-
ation. A business which was in the midst
of enlargement and renovations, Standard
Hardware, was receptive and dedicated a
corner for the mural. Renown artist from
Nassau, Mr. Antonius Roberts, came to
Marsh Harbour to give his guidance for
the project.
The final product, composed of 12
panels and created by more than 30 peo-

ple who had never worked together be-
fore, was astounding. To compliment the
art work, the corner was landscaped and
picnic tables added. The result was cozy,
colorful and very "islandy."
So it did not come as a surprise when
Mr. Scott Weatherford, General Man-
ager of Standard Hardware, approached
the Art Guild to commission its members
for another mural, this one composed of
16 panels. Since Mr. Roberts could not
come, the Art Guild Treasurer and gifted
painter, Mrs. Jo-Ann Bradley, became
the coordinator for the project which was
executed at the New Vision meeting hall.
The artists decided what the scene should
be like, but each took an area where they
were most at ease with. The mural would
have to compliment the first one, so
the same colors were used. Underwater

The Art Guild completed its second mural to decorate the walls of Standard Hardware.
The colorful depiction of many elements that make Abaco unique are pictured on the
eight-foot by 64-foot mural. Local artists had the assistance of art teachers and their
students. The signing ceremony was held on November 10.

scenes were added as well as more local
fauna and flora as the idea was to project
the island of Abaco at a glance."
The Art Guild's members along with
art teachers and their students, altogeth-
er about 25 people, participated for six
weekends during the summer, Artists
who worked on the mural signed their
area in a special ceremony on November
People can now enjoy the bright colors,
the slashing dolphins and recognize land-
marks of the Abaconian landscape when
they visit the hardware store or drive past
on Queen Elizabeth Drive. The Abaco
Rage, ferry boats, the lighthouse, hibis-
cus, turtles, sailboats, dolphins, grou-
per, parrots, the William H Albury, they

are all there. The Art Guild hopes that
by showing this amazing island environ-
ment, people will become more aware of
the treasures of nature around us and will
take actions to protect it.
Painting this mural was a good experi-
ence even for a non-painter. "Taking part
in the project," said Mrs. Adams, "made
me become more aware of the design and
shapes of things around me." It was a
community effort by artists and students
that will be appreciated by everyone.
The Art Guild is a non profit organiza-
tion dedicated to supporting creative tal-
ents and cultural life on Abaco. For more
information you can go to abacoart.org
or call Anyes Adams 242-577-0534.

Position Available

Sea Horse Boat Rentals has a full time position available for a
boat cleaner/ maintenance assistant. The successful candidate
will be involved with all aspects of cleaning and maintaining our
fleet of boats.

You will be cleaning and refueling our boats between rentals,
assisting our technicians with outboard engine service and oth-
er system service and maintenance as well as interacting with
our guests.

A pleasant character as well as the ability to operate a boat and
some knowledge of the cays would be to your advantage. The
job is 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday Friday at our Hope Town office.

If this is you, please call us at
further information.

366-0023 for an appointment or

Houses and Land For Rent and For Sale

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

BAHAMAS VACATIONS 100+ private Out
Island homes, resorts, villas for rent. Free list-
ing. Call 1-800-462-2426
Great Cistern 2 br 1 bath apt, Beautifully
furnished, $1500 per month. Ph 225-1697 or
Great Cistern waterfront 3 bedroom, 3 bath,
furnished, available Jan. 08. $2100/month. FLS
Ph. 305-896-3223
Hope Town Specialist. A collection of upscale
homes with pools, private docks, etc., ideal
for special occasions, reunions, honeymoons.
Hope Town Hideaways 242-366-0224 or hope-
Marsh Harbour Regattas condo upscale
1,150 sq. ft. 2 bed 2 bath beachfront apartment.
Quality built interior, modem, luxury amenities.
$2,800 p/m. Call 367-5046

Marsh Harbour, 2 bed/ 2 bath, brand new,
unfurnished, located off Stede Bonnet Drive.
Price $1200/ mo. Call 357-6608 cell/ Treco
Marsh Harbour Townhouse, new, large 2 bed,
2 1/2 bath tastefully furnished, central air, with
beautfiul harbor view, in heart of Marsh Har-
bour, very near Abaco Beach Resort Hotel and
Marina and close to all restaurants, nightlife,
car and boat rentals. Only $1500/ month. Call
359-6455 or 362-1021
Sweeting Village, Marsh Harbour, newly
refurbished/ fully furnished, 2 bed/ 2 bath, gen-
erator, well water/ RO system, water softener,
8' wooden fenced backyard enclosure, 50' patio
in back yard, storage house. $2,200/ mo. Must
see to appreciate. Call 357-6608 cell/ Treco
Near Treasure Cay 2 bed, 2 bath, furnished
waterfront cottage. $1,000 per month. 365-
8506/ 365-8582

Elbow Cay's Best Houses and Land, rentals
and sales, Hope Town Hideaways. Call 242-
366-0224 or fax 242-366-0434. On the internet
at www.hopetown.com
Elbow Cay lot, filled side lot, 100' x 124' Lu-
cayos Subdivision #2, shared dock & boat basin,
paved road. $169,000 Tel: 386-441-7041

Great Guana Cay
* 5 houses for sale, call for details
* 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
sf. harbour view, 2 bedrm, 2 1/2 bath with a
study, large attic, jacuzzi, in heart of beautiful
Marsh Harbour's tourist district, across from
large resort hotel and marina and close to all
restaurants, nightlife, car and boat rentals. Unit
has weekly rental income potential and long
term executive rental income possibilities. Great
invetment. $260,000 gross. Call 359-6455 of

Man-O-War 8 acres sea to sea, 4 cottages, will
divide. 100 ft. dock, 800 ft water front. Contact
242-357-6700 or 772-321-5613
Marsh Harbour, Cove Estates House 3 bed/
2 /2 bath, also 1 bed/ 1 bath apartment. Call
367-5586 or 367-5354

Tilloo Cay charming hideaway, 1 br/ 2 ba
cottage, safe haven, tucked in cove with dock.
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
508-540-3240 or e-mail jvlvworthington@
Scotland Cay Private island with runway and
airpark. Four building complex (sleeps 10) on
300' oceanfront beach. Ferry service. Tennis,
2 boats/protected dock, 2 golf carts, spa, pool
table, internet, TV, fireplace. Turnkey. Bruce
Burgess cell 954 632 4966, home 954 566 6096,
Details at www. summercampabacos.com
Tilloo Cay, Shore to shore properties on beauti-
ful Tilloo Cay, protected harbour high eleva-
tions, 2 vacant lots 1 with cottage and dock.
Prices start at $575,000 please call 367-2749
Sea Grape Realty
Treasure Cay, brand new luxury water front
condos with deep water docks. 1-800-545-0395

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
367-3596 for info

Position Available

Page 30 B The Abaconian

Howard U From Pag 14

on how they can become more involved
in their children's school life. They rec-
ommended that parents need to help more
with homework and school assignments,
discipline, attending PTA meetings, teach-
ing children values and morals and being
good examples themselves. The commu-
nity can help by holding seminars for par-
ents, becoming mentors for students and
coordinating a Big Brother-Big Sister Pro-
gram between high and primary schools;
just to name a few.
Mrs. Black stated that something has got
to change, and she believes that change has
already begun. She has just returned from
an extensive literacy workshop in Nassau,
also attended by Ms. Roberts Lindsay, Lit-

December 1, 2007
eracy Coordinator for Central Abaco Pri-
mary, and Felemease Sawyer, Education
Officer. She added that the way students
are assessed is presently under review at
the Ministry of Education. They are inves-
tigating ways that make students smart. The
Buddy System is already up and running on
Moore's Island, and it will soon begin on
the main land. What was impressive about
this program is that it was initiated by 10th
and 11th grade students.

Church From Page 12

once completed.
The church presently has four girls'
programs running to discuss pressing prob-
lems and to teach them basic skills such as
cooking. On November 15th they held a

Thanksgiving dinner at the church for the
girls and their mothers at which time they
dressed in their finest apparel.
The members still have a long way to go
before they can move into this new build-
ing and will be happy if anyone is willing
to make a donation to assist with complet-
ing the building. The pastor of this church
is Pastor Lernis Cornish.

School From Page 21
el to Nassau to compete against 29 other
students from throughout the country for
the Bahamas Junior Minister of Tourism's
The Junior Minister of Tourism Pro-
gram was launched in 2003 in Nassau and
was adopted by the Caribbean Tourism

Organization in 2003. Since its inception,
four young ladies and one young man have
held this coveted title. With their reign
came scholarships, cash prizes, summer
employment with the Ministry of Tourism,
speaking engagements and other benefits.
On November 6th Marcus along with
the other students took the stage and deliv-
ered their essay in an impressive fashion.
Winning over the judges and becoming the
sixth student to hold the post was Katanga
Armbrister-Johnson of Kingsway Acad-
Although Mr. Sands did not capture the na-
tional title and all its benefits, he will be called
upon by the Abaco Tourist Office to serve in
various capacities as Junior Minister of Tour-
ism for Abaco in the 2007-2008 year.

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

Eastern Abaco Region of

The Methodist Church
Rev. Dr. Stephen Hale, Circuit Minister

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

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

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

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

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

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


ervice i


baco 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




Marble Granite Ceramic
Porcelain Mud Work Kitchens
Bathrooms Entire Home
Larrc LOWE
e CI1: 477-5966
Office : 367-7072

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

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

Tr pic l uvenir
Straw Baskets Shirts Hats
Casual Wear Gifts Souvenirs
Located Don MacKay Blvd. and Airport
Phone 367-2431 Marsh Harbour
Mon- Sat7:30 5 *Sun 10 5
Visa and MasterCard Accepted


Iest Control
Troy P itchard Technician
cTest in fPst!!!
Hope Town, Abaco
Tel: 366-0682
Cell: 577-0259
Email: jabbyfamily@hotmail.com

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

0-Q -V-- Fax: 242-367-2464
Tel: 242-367-2655 367-5250
Cell #: 477-5322 359-6839

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

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

New Vision Ministries

"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



December 1, 2007 The Abaconian Page 31 B

Vertrum Lowe From Page 28

of rubber and a large tin of lard as good as
new. This was worth a lot of money as the
rubber was sent into Nassau to the Admi-
ralty Marshall who then sent money in pay-
ment. The gift of the last pound to God's
work was returned tenfold."
Nowadays Vertrum Lowe is a well
known name in the craft of model boat
making. Model boats made by Mr. Lowe
can be found in homes and exhibits all over
the world. He does not display his models
in any shops but people find out about him
and visit his workshop to purchase his mod-
els which he makes in his spare time after
finishing his day at the Green Turtle Club.
Mr. Lowe first began making model boats
22 years ago after his father passed on. He
gained his skill and expertise from watch-
ing his father who was an expert model
boat maker but the young Vertrum never
intended to get into it like his father. It hap-
pened quite unexpectedly shortly after his
father died. Albert Lowe was supposed to
make a model for someone but died before

he could do so. Vertrum's brother, Alton,
suggested that Vertrum do it but he had
little interest until someone who happened
to be present said that he could not do it
because he did not have the ability. This
immediately motivated him to do it, and he
took on the challenge to prove them wrong.
The first boat he made was for display in
the Nassau Beach Hotel and to date he has
made over 300 model boats.
His most recent has been made for a
gentleman from Texas who came to his
workshop and bought a two-masted schoo-
ner. He was leaving that afternoon but
asked Mr Lowe to make him a four-masted
model which he would send his jet to pick
up when it was ready. Mr Lowe has made a
model of the four-masted M J. Thompson,
the original of which was built in Harbour
Island. The masterpiece model comprises a
red cedar wood hull, redwood and spruce
decks and fir masts. These beautiful model
boats which are meticulous in their detail
won Mr. Lowe the coveted Ministry of
Tourism's Cacique award for handicrafts
two years ago.

"I have seen unbelievable growth on
Green Turtle Cay. When I was a boy, there
was nothing. But every week now the mail
boats from Nassau and West Palm Beach
come in fully loaded with building materi-
als, and houses are going up all over the
cay. There is a different atmosphere these

days now that people are far more prosper-
ous. They are not as loving as they once
were when everybody worked together and
helped out. There was nothing else to do in
those days but to help in whatever way help
was needed and everybody was happy to
lend a hand."

old:illUU /"AUVeIiuelMIllLS

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
Position available at the Green Turtle Club
on Green Turtle Cay for a "Line Cook."
Possible housing available for single individual.
Salary based on experience. Resumes should be
forwarded to Lynn Johnson, General Manager.
Contact info lynn@greenturtleclub.com or via
fax 242-365-4272

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-
Samsung cash register $395.00 OBO Phone
contact 367-3101

30 K Diesel Generator $6000. Ph 559-9749

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


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-
01 Dodge Ram 85,000 miles. ext. cab.
$16,500. Call 365-8179

01 Buick Regal, fully loaded with leather in-
terior, sunroof, a/c, brand new 20" chrome
rims and tires. Very nice vehicle. Asking
$10,000. Call Terry 375-8840 day, 365-8865
after 6 pm

16' Hobie Cat, trailer, beach tracks and sails.
$3500 OBO Call 475-3193
16' Hobie Cay with trailer, ready to sail.
$1.500 Rin2 James at 366-2023

1 wiiarsnall nuergiass Lat noat wnn cuaay
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.

18' Fiberglass w/ 55 Mariner. in excellent
condtion and great for crawfishing, etc. Call
366-2071 for rice

20' Saga 20, 2000, 8' beam, 2'7" draft, built
in Norway, double-ender, cuddy cabin, inboard
diesel. 1/4 gal an hour, fully loaded. trailer
included. DUTY PAID. Perfec t for Sea of
Abaco $26,900


L iviaKo iLu nr iviercury, low nours. lu,uuu.
Contact National Marine for details 367-2326

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

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25' Sea Fox center console, 2005 w/ 05 Suzuki
250 HP 4-stroke engine w/ stainless steel prop.
Super fuel effieient 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
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zy StrlKe, cuddy cabin, 1995, fiDerglass null
with trim, 330 HP Cummins diesel, recently
surveyed. $89,000 DUTY PAID 365-8349


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

31'4" Stapleton Sportsfish, single CAT
3208T, 11' beam, 2 helms, 2 depth sounders,
VHF, CD/stereo, live well, salt water wash
down, heavy duty outriggers, Bahamian Regis-
tered. Asking $39,900. Call 242-366-0266
I -.091 .. .

33' Newport Sloop, 25 HP Universal diesel
engine, gas stove, refrigerator, roller furling
jib, hot water. DUTY PAID. Reduced $12,500,
Call 366-0549
75' Steel Hull, "No Opinion," 22' beam,
2 baths, sleeps 9, 2 freezers, depth finder,
satellite radio, stove, microwave, 2 TV's, ice
machine, stand-up cooler, white & blue. Call
for info 333-5180, 551-0315, 359-7256

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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