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Abaco's Most Complete Newspaper

VOLUME 14, NUMBER 24, DECEMBER 15th, 2007


Prime Minister toured Baker's Bay

Rt. Hon. Hubert Ingraham addressed opponents' complaints
By Julian Lockhart
The Prime Minister of The Bahamas,
the Rt. Hon. Hubert Ingraham, gave the
government's full stamp of approval to
Discovery Land for full steam ahead on
their development of Baker's Bay on Gua-
na Cay.
Mr. Ingraham and a large contingent of
government ministers, officials and a press
core made a trip to Baker's Bay on Decem-
ber 8 and were impressed with the project
and the environmental standards they have
set beyond what the Bahamas government
expects. For many in the group this was
their first visit to the development.
N, iBaker's Bay is a multi-million marina
and golf course community that is expect-
ed to pump hundreds of millions of dol-
lars into Abaco and The Bahamas economy
through taxes, wages and materials.
Prime Minister Ingraham said, "We
came to tour the development here at Bak-
er's Bay here on Guana Cay to reassure the
developers that they have the full support
of the government of The Bahamas, that
we are satisfied that they have undertaken
e Rt. Hon. Hubert Ingraham did an on-site inspection of the development at Baker's Bay on Great Guana Cay on December 8. He a project that is environmentally acceptable
s accompanied by the Minister of Local Government, the Hon. Sidney Collie, and the Minister of State with Works, the Hon. Phen- and sustainable. They are doing a devel-
Neymour. Mr. Ingraham is shown here near the marina that is currently being dredged. A residence near the marina is under con- opment that is contributing significantly to
action. The buildings are very well built of concrete and heavy steel. The roup shown is Mr. Cephas Cooper. Senior Administrator the economy of Abaco and to the economy

For Central Abaco; Mr. Ronald Thompson, Permanent Secretary in the Prime Minister's office; Mr. Michael Meldman, a Director of
Discovery Land; Mr. Ingraham; Mr. Livingston Marshall, a Vice President of Baker's Bay; Mr. Collie; and Mr. Neymour.

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Six shops at the east end of the Tourist Strip in Marsh Harbour held a Block Party
to display their special Christmas gift selections. Live music, lots offinger food, and
beautiful art displays provided diversions for the shoppers. The evening ended with
a Junkanoo rush-out to entertain the shoppers.

Santa heard children's wish list
Santa took time out of
his busy schedule to
attend the Christmas
Festival in Marsh
Harbour on Decem-
ber 8. He listened
attentively to all the
children who vis-
ited him while their
pictures were being
taken. The Abaco
Club at Winding Bay
arranged for his visit
to Abaco and were
happy to provide the
pictures. That booth
was very popular all
day long with children
as well as adults who
wanted to converse
with Santa. The Festi-
val drew hundreds of
people who enjoyed a
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Government approves of Baker's Bay project

Ingraham From Page 1
of The Bahamas. In recent times there has
been some noise made by a few persons
about the development. I came today to
show the government's support and to as-
sure them that we will do all in our power
to support them and ensure they are suc-
cessful. I know Abaco and I feel I know
what is in the best interest of Abaco. We
are satisfied that all questions raised have
been satisfied," Ingraham added.
Mr. Ingraham said the Save Guana Cay
committee argued that the Baker's Bay
development did not meet environmental
standards, and he feels it is accurate to say
that they exceed the environmental stan-
dards set by The Bahamas.
The second issue was that the Bahamas
government was giving away all the public
land on Guana Cay such as Crown Land and

Treasury Land. However, Prime Minister
Ingraham said after giving consideration to
this argument, they sat down with the devel-
opers and told them they could not have as
much acreage as originally agreed upon. Of
the 40 acres of Treasury Land the develop-
ers would end up with about eight acres un-
der a lease. Sixty acres of the Crown Land
will be set aside as a preserve and part of
the rest of the land will revert back to the
The third argument brought forth was
that the approvals for the development
were improperly granted by either the gov-
ernment in New Providence or the Local
Government in Hope Town. Mr. Ingra-
ham said since this argument is before the
court, he can only say that the government
of The Bahamas is satisfied that the devel-
opment of Baker's Bay is to the benefit of
The Bahamas.

The developers of Baker's Bay now
know what they have to ask New Provi-
dence for approval on and what they need
approval from the Hope Town Local gov-
ernment for.
Prime Minister Ingraham said, "This
project is probably a year or so behind
schedule. I think we have had some impact
on its restart and the speed to which it is
moving now. Unfortunately for The Ba-
hamas when the Save Guana Cay or Fred
Smith committee launched their assault,
the Bahamas government did not step up
to the plate to defend the project which had
been approved. These poor souls were left
to the mercy of this attack from this group
of persons calling themselves Save Guana
Cay. We continue to give them the assur-
ance that the government of The Bahamas
is behind them and they do not need to con-
cern themselves for any kinds of terroristic
attacks launched against them," he added.

Baker's Bay currently pays out $1 mil-
lion a month in wages which leads to
$200,000 going into the public treasury.
The company has 150 regular employees
and another 150 construction employees.
To this date Discovery Land has spent
over $160 million and that figure should
double over the next year as the 185-slip
marina, 85 homes along the marina, retail
shops and restaurants, waste water plant,
golf course and other amenities are com-
Discovery Land Chairman and CEO
Michael Meldman said, "I listen to the
Prime Minister and I hear him mention
some $25 million in taxes that are due by
the year end. Prime Minister, we need a
new jet runway. It would go a long way to
put in a new airport and modern terminal.
This will go a long way to help support
areas like Baker's Bay, Winding Bay and
other projects down south that have been

While Mr. Ingraham was at Baker's Bay, he held a press conference to answer newspeo-
The Rt. Hon. Hubert Ingraham toured the development at Baker's Bay on December 8. ple's questions. He is shown here with Mr. Michael Meldman of Baker's Bay on the left
He was greeted on the dock by employees at the resort. and Mr. Edison Key, MP for South Abaco, on the right.

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Marsh Harbour airport gets a facelift

By Mirella Santillo
After several meetings to discuss what
should be done to give a badly needed face-
lift to the Marsh Harbour airport, the Air-
port Beautification Committee finalized on
the amount of work that should be done
and invited contractors to submit quotes.

It was decided that Mr. Jeremy Wong
of Well Done would drill four wells with
catch basins required to handle the drain-
age on the aprons of the runway. Mr. Guy
Toothe was retained to coordinate and su-
pervise the roofing, carpentry, tiling and
renovation of the bathrooms which includ-

ing changing all the fixtures in both bath-
rooms. Mr. Montana Whims was hired to
execute the plumbing work.
The renovations started on November
19th with the construction of an overhang
from the customs office to the terminal.
Mr. Toothe donated the labor towards that
project. The tiles were laid in the terminal
and the bathrooms by Mr. Gilbert Reck-
The project was to be completed within
a three weeks period; however, on Decem-

ber 2nd, the committee decided to increase
the outdoor sitting by constructing a roofed
and tiled area measuring 15 feet by 52 feet
which will provide an extra 80 to 100 seats.
This additional work started on December
4th and according to Mr. Toothe, will be
completed before Christmas.
The committee consisted of Mrs.
Yvonne Key, Mrs. Judy Johnston, Mr.
Marcus Bethel, Mr. Guy Toothe, Council
members and the Administrator for Central
Abaco, Mr. Cephas Cooper.

Work continues on improvements to the terminal at the Marsh Harbour airport. A roof
extension has been constructed west of the main entrance and a roofed over area on the
east end of the building now under construction will add about 80 seats. The terminat will
be air conditioned and the bathrooms completely renovated. The building will be painted
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The Abacor

The Editor Say

Abaco has seen many changes over the
past 150 years. The Elbow Cay Light Sta-
tion was a major event imposed on Hope
Town residents in 1863 by central author-
ity. The residents did not want it as it upset
their lucrative wrecking business and they
sabotaged the construction. The authorities
were more concerned with international
shipping interests than the individual in-
terests of the Hope Town residents. The
lighthouse was built. Time changes per-
spectives and the residents there are now
proud of their lighthouse.
Industry came to Abaco in 1905 with
the Abaco Lumber Company mill at Wil-
son City. It is reported that they had 540
employees in 1912. This site is now just a
name on the maps. As the lumber was cut
within the 12-mile distance that their train
track allowed, they migrated to five other
Abaco sites, Norman's Castle, Millville,
Cornwall One, Cornwall Two, and finally
leaving the Cross Harbour site in 1943.
Little remains of their legacy except for a
few houses that can boast of being built of
native Abaco pine.
Abaco's next developer was J.B. Crock-
ett, who established a several thousand acre
farm south of the Marsh Harbour airport
in the mid-1950s. Scott Mattson Farms of
Fort Pierce bought this in 1958. Our cur-
rent Haitian population started as farm
labour with this farm. Most of the larger
farming efforts on Abaco can trace their
roots to the Crockett farm.
Our two airports opened in the late
1950s giving Abaco people more exposure
to the greater world.
The Owens Illinois pulpwood operation
at Snake Cay began construction in 1958
with timber being cut the next year. The
arrival of 500 employees with a weekly
payroll to spend and the instant arrival of a
supermarket brought a surge of economic
activity. The major legacy of the logging
operation is its extensive road network.
Except for the lighthouse, none of these
changes created any resistence as jobs
were needed, Abaco was under-developed
and the changes were welcome.
Major development in Central Abaco
is now viewed with some scepticism. The
economy is good, jobs are plentiful and our

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Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas

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nian December 15, 2007

3.. Change,

residents are now beginning to view their
surroundings in a new light. Progress is
wanted but with reservations. In the farther
districts of Abaco, development is gener-
ally welcomed with less criticism.
Physical changes are easy to see and
grasp. The most obvious change is when
land is cleared, cement is poured and con-
struction follows. Contractors love it. The
labour force views development as a step-
ping stone to a better job and prosperity at
the local level. But sometimes neighbors
would rather see it happen somewhere
Those who abhor change either com-
plain constantly or take active measures
to reduce the effects or to stop progress
Less obvious changes involve new laws
and regulations or the implementation of
Local Government which is an evolving
Changes as a result of thoughtful plan-
ning are easier to accept but the thoughtful
planning part is harder to cope with. Our
Local Government system is not particu-
larly good in this respect. In fairness, Cen-
tral Government often falls short in this
department, also.
This brings us to central government's
role in the developmental process. Back in
1863 government decided that a lighthouse
in Hope Town was in the best interest of
the country and the residents there would
have to get used to its presence. There was
no consultation nor were options offered
the local population.
This was government's practice into the
mid-1990s. In 1996 local government was
instituted in the Family Islands, giving a
measure of decision making to the local
people. Locals were told they had the op-
tion of approving or turning down devel-

iwp.oint... The Distressing Litter Problem

By Jennifer Hudson
Once again I feel compelled to write
about the distressing littering situation on
Abaco. Our beautiful island continues to be
sullied by litter and other refuse.
Recently, there has been a concerted ef-
fort by several community-minded people
to improve the tidiness and cleanliness of
the environment for which they are to be
greatly commended. Groups of residents
from Murphy Town and Dundas Town
have carried out 'clean ups' of their neigh-
bourhoods, showing that they are desirous
of living in neater, cleaner surroundings.
Various civic and church groups have
donated hours of their time on weekends
picking up litter from roadsides and beach-
es which is very praiseworthy. However, I
wonder how they feel when they drive by
these areas a couple of weeks later only
to find them covered in litter and debris
again. An area which immediately comes
to mind is Forest Drive between the M&R

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roundabout northwards past the Central
Abaco Primary School. The church groups
that cleaned it up must feel so disillusioned
to see the littered state it is once again so
quickly in.
While some of the litter is dropped by
people, much is blown there when garbage
cans are knocked over by dogs, and the lit-
ter is not picked up but left on the ground
to blow around. If people would make a
simple wooden structure around their gar-
bage cans to secure them it would greatly
help in eradicating the problem of litter.
Another terrible eyesore is the S.C.
Bootle Highway which is littered with
boxes, mattresses and much else which has
dropped off the back of trucks on the way
to the dump site. This road is traveled by
tourists visiting Treasure Cay, and what a
turn-off it must be. They must wonder what
they have paid all that money to come and
see. There is supposed to be a law that says
the back of all trucks must be covered, but
it is obviously not enforced for whenever
do we see a covered truck? In Freeport,
where this law is strictly enforced, no litter
is seen and the place looks clean and tidy.
The dump site will, early in 2008, be
moved to near Snake Cay. There is, sadly,
already garbage along the Earnest Dean
Highway, but what is to bet that this be-
comes a hundred times worse once the new
dump site opens? That is the road traveled
by visitors who pay a lot of money to stay
at the exclusive Abaco Club on Winding
Bay. What is it going to do for the Abaco
Club's clientele ? Are they going to want to
come back and drive through mess? What
will happen to the jobs of people employed
there if the tourists stop coming?
Something which, to my mind, will com-
pound the litter problem even more is the
fact that a fee will be charged to dump at

the new site. What is going to happen? In
order to avoid paying a fee many persons
are going to dump their trash, whether it be
plastic bags full of household refuse, old
refrigerators, stoves or whatever, by the
sides of the road. We will be in a worse
mess than ever.
Boaters also need to be careful not to
drop or throw items overboard. Anything,
except food refuse which will feed the fish
or decompose quickly, will eventually be
washed up onto a beach which will not only
destroy the beauty of our pristine beaches
for ourselves and our tourists but is a dan-
ger to sea life. I assisted in a beach clean
up during Coastal Awareness month and
am sad to see that already that same beach
is littered with flotsam and jetsam.
Our beautiful surroundings are a gift
from God to be enjoyed while we are here
and kept in trust for generations to come;
They are not ours to destroy. So let us all do
what we can to keep our part of the world
clean and beautiful. All of the store owners
along the Tourist Strip in Marsh Harbour
have been complaining this year, "There
has been no season, the tourists have not
been coming," and these shopkeepers are
hurting. I wonder if one of the reasons the
tourists are not coming is because they are
tired of seeing litter on our beaches and on
our streets and have decided to go to other
islands which are cleaner (and according to
travelers, there are a lot of them). EVERY-
ONE will be hurting if visitors stop coming
as people will start losing their jobs, crime
will increase and this beautiful island will
cease to be the heavenly place it has al-
ways been. Please, everyone wake up and
do your part. Don't leave it to a few who
struggle to preserve it; that cannot work, it
needs the help of EVERYONE.

progress and local input

opment. Interesting scenarios have evolved occur. How soon will businesses spring up
as central and local authorities wrestle with along that road? The original well field
who has the final say on development, along Don MacKay Boulevard to the air-
It is becoming apparent that this ap- port has been compromised for years as the
proval process needs to be a cooperative entire area has been developed with many
effort. Central government still retains the businesses and schools.
right to decide on major issues and proj- Presently, BEC is considering a new
ects, using a broader perspective of the generation station inland from Wilson City.
overall benefits. Criteria considered would On the surface this location appears to be
include the creation of jobs, the impact on a reasonable choice. However, artifacts in
the economy, the revenue to the Treasury that area indicate that this was the location
from duties and taxes and fostering the gen- of the worker's village for the Abaco Lum-
eral expansion of the Bahamian economy. ber company 100 years ago. This is only
However, within the approval process by a minor problem to the BEC expansion
central government there now appears to as there is ample forest land adjoining the
be an effort to get constructive local input area that the corporation can consider.
as well as possible conditions imposed on The two sites for transferring trash, one
the project in question. on the road to Cherokee Sound and the oth-
Changes are coming faster and faster, er in Little Abaco, were chosen arbitrarily
and we must be prepared to suggest modi- with local consultation only after construc-
fications and be willing to negotiate and tion began and an ensuing public outcry.
compromise to make proposals acceptable. In this case, consultation did not alter the
Even within the Local Government plans and many people have good reasons
Councils, Boards and Committees, chang- to be upset with these locations.
es are coming. The general population is Abaco people are become more enlight-
starting to hold both the local and central ened on the role the environment plays on
government to a higher standard and re- our economic and physical well being. They
quire more public notice on what is hap- are realizing that protecting the environment
pening within their communities. is crucial to our tourist-based economy.
Government agencies are particularly Politicians and their attendant ministries are
bad at expanding or relocating without giving much more attention to consulting
public consultation. They seem to believe their constituents on major issues.
they are exempt from public scrutiny. Cur- Accepting change is an evolving process.
rent examples include the recent well field Elected officials in some local districts are
expansioin in Central Abaco by Water and beginning to interpret the rules more liber-
Sewerage, BEC's proposed relocation and ally and are realizing they have more in-
expansion and two garbage transfer sites. fluence than initially thought with central
Water and Sewerage located the new government if applied thoughtfully.
well field for Central Abaco along the A problem with the present system is
road to Spring City. This was convenient that it is beset with a lack of continuity as
for them as they did not have to construct the three-year term of office is often suc-
roads to a remote site. However, that is the ceeded with new representatives who must
direction that Marsh Harbour's growth will learn their responsibilities from scratch.

December 15, 2007 The Abaconian Page 9 Section A

esttekS to thCe ditor

Complaints about
BahamasAir service
Dear Editor:
Our family had to joke a lot the first days
of our vacation to mask our frustration.
It all started out nicely. A pleasant air-
line flight on Delta for myself, my hus-
band, my sister, her husband and six-year-
old son. We left the frigid cold of Ohio and
landed in balmy West Palm Beach. The
BahamasAir stewardess even motioned at
my winter clothes to indicate, "Aren't you
hot?" Yes, I agreed, my winter coat and
heavy pants were indeed the wrong apparel
for the climate.
We stood on the steaming tarmac to
board BahamasAir Flight 282 on Decem-
ber 3 to arrive in Marsh Harbour happily
noting our luggage on the cart ready to be
loaded. The flight was uneventful. We ar-
rived on time and filed through immigra-
tion. Then came the problem. There was no
luggage for us to claim. None of it had been
loaded onto the plane T-shirts, shorts,
sandals, swimwear, snorkeling gear, un-
derwear, toothbrushes, pajamas. We had
arrived at our vacation destination with one
set of winter clothes, some reading mate-
rial and a few electronics. There we stood
in the customs area of the Marsh Harbour
International Airport amid heaping piles
of boxes, plastic tubs, shopping bags and
coolers but none of it was ours.
It wasn't just our party of five. Fif-
teen persons on that flight did not receive
their luggage. Most were tourists. We all
traipsed over to the BahamasAir office
where the "person in charge" was on the
phone. "Thursday is the next flight," he
said. "It will probably arrive on Thurs-
day." When the group started to protest,
he told us basically to leave him alone and
slammed the office door shut. Four days
to receive our luggage? Four days out of a
seven-day vacation with one set of winter
clothes, no swimsuit, no snorkeling gear,
no underwear? Is he kidding?
This is when the jokes started. "If you've
got clothes to spare, fly BahamasAir."
"Dare to go bare, fly BahamasAir." etc.
Here's the problem. Only so many
pounds of stuff can be loaded onto the
plane. I get that. The plane wouldn't be
able to fly. Yes, we saw the many pounds
of freight loaded the cargo boxes, the
sealed plastic tubs, the shopping bags of
merchandise. All of it was carefully un-
loaded in Marsh Harbour and there it
sat. No tourists, actually no one at all, was
there to claim it. The whole customs area
was overcrowded with all the cargo being
shipped over from the U.S. I'm sure it's
all important, eventually, to whomever it
belongs to. But to send it over instead of
tourists' luggage, the only possessions we
have at the moment? Who is thinking that
one through?
Two gentleman were only here Monday
through Thursday. They were going to re-
ceive their luggage in time to load it back
on the plane and leave.
Another family of five who rented a
boat to tour the islands had to stay docked
in Marsh Harbour for four days waiting for
their possessions to arrive. Oh, yes, that's
how I want to spend my boating vacation
in the Bahamas.
Fortunately, we are not naive visitors
completely at the mercy of this disorga-
nized governmental airline. Our family has
vacationed here for 25 years and owns a
home on Eastern Shore. The moment we
arrived at our house, I started making phone
calls to anyone we knew and to people we
didn't know, but were told to call. I called
Nassau, Marsh Harbour and West Palm
Beach offices of BahamasAir all Monday
night and Tuesday morning. I spoke with

BahamasAir personnel who would "call
me right back" and when they didn't, I
called them back. I left voice mail mes-
sages constantly and others made calls on
our behalf. I've never heard so much disin-
formation, passing the buck, "the manager
is in a meeting discussing the situation,"
and other excuses, but no one was solving
the problem. One employee, who was sup-
posed to be "assigned the job of chartering
a plane to send the luggage here" was actu-
ally not even at work for two days. Finally,
a wonderful BahamasAir ticketing agent in
West Palm named Lorraine is the only per-
son out of seven BahamasAir employees I
spoke with who accomplished the task suc-
cessfully by putting four of our six pieces
of luggage on Tuesday's Continental flight
to Marsh Harbour. Thank you! We had
some clothes to wear. None of the other
passengers received any of their luggage.
We picked up our last two pieces of lug-
gage on Thursday.
Okay, so what is really the problem?
Tourism is a very elusive business. There
are so many vacation destinations clamor-
ing for the dollars that just pour from tour-
ists' pockets. If this was my first time visit-
ing the Bahamas, it would also be my last.
The airline, BahamasAir, is not just an-
other business that screws up a lot. It is
a governmental agency that represents all
of the citizens of the Bahamas. Your tax
dollars pay for the services of BahamasAir
to cater to both yourselves and the visitors
to your islands. This airline's attitude and
treatment of these visitors represents the
entire country of The Bahamas. It leaves
a sour taste in one's mouth to know that
the government of The Bahamas could not
really care if you receive your luggage on
time or not. Your country's government,
through its airline service, should not be
the brunt of jokes. That is sad. The Ba-
hamian government should be leading the
way to offer the best service, attitude, cus-
tomer care and convenience for all travel-
ers whether Bahamian or visitor. There
are other vacation destinations that would
be glad to offer these simple courtesies. I
would rather travel where I am welcomed
and where people care whether I am visit-
ing their country.
There should be a new slogan to say
"Bring your favorite things to wear and fly
Karen Underwood Kramer

Airboats are ruining
To the Editor:
Thank you for allowing me to put it in
The Abaconian
To whom it may concern: Ministry of
Tourism, Port Department, Police Depart-
ment or Fisheries Department
I am sick and tired that every weekend
the bonefish guides have to put up with
three airboats running up and down in
the marles while we have clients out there
It is illegal to shoot anything out of a
moving vehicle.
It is getting very dangerous now with
those people flying around in their airboats
shooting birds, not caring where they shoot
or what happens if one of these times they
shoot in a mangrove and one of the guides
is on the backside of it. Someone can get
shot or killed.
I am tired of explaining to tourists why
people all dressed in army fatigues riding
around with loaded guns in airboats. It's
not a good sight and it makes some of them
*. That's how some of us make our
living. So if the tourists stop coming, we
don't have a job.

What happens if someone does get
hurt. Can we afford a tourist decline on
Abaco? Can we afford a bad report about
Abaco in the Guardian, Tribune or the
The airboats serve no purpose. You
can't make a living from them.
The last three weekends on Saturday and
Sunday it was pretty bad. They ran up and
down scaring the fish and birds. They do
not respect you. If they see you fishing an
area, instead of their going the other way,
they come a couple hundred feet away
from you.
So I appeal to the right authorities please
stop them. And don't allow any more into
the country.
Thank you.
Sick and Tired

Systems need to
be followed
Dear Editor,
Please place the following in your paper
that it may be viewed by those decision-
makers who hopefully have some sense.
If the developers who allegedly have now
bulldozed some historic ruins in the vicin-
ity of Hole-in-the-Wall are excused for this
recent and second incident the first being
when they allegedly accidentally and pos-
sibly illegally bulldozed and cleared within
the Abaco National Park and by doing so,
allegedly buried a Bahama parrot nest and
allegedly got away with it then I think
there are a number of folks who might de-
serve a refund.
So for all those other developers or pro-
posed developments in The Bahamas
... who have gone through or are going
through the red tape,
... who have applied for or are applying
for permits from Physical Planning and
Lands and Surveys
... who have performed or are performing
studies on the ecological, the geological,
the littoral and topographical
... not forgetting the hydrological, the
infrastructural, the economical and the
... in addition to further studying the me-
teorological and climatological, the arche-
ological and sociological
... and further to have been asked by BEST
to not forget studying what seems the il-
... who have spent or are spending count-
less months waiting for approvals after

completing their EIAs and talking to BIA
... after meeting and conferring with the
... maybe with some correspondence
thrown in with the AMMC
... after talking to the BNT and finishing
their EMP
... dotting their I's and crossing their T's
These folks deserve a refund!
Because IF the developers near Hole-
in-ihe-Wall are excused a second time,
THEN I think all the other developers who
have gone about or are going about it by
the proper channels may deserve some
money back. For it may appear that for all
their time and money spent, all they really
needed to do was wreck and repent.
Michelle Bethell
Who writes our articles?
Dear Editor,
In the December 1 issue of The Abaco-
nian, starting on page 12A and continuing
on two subsequent pages, you published
an article about Baker's Bay that spoke
in glowing terms of its contributions to
Abaco's economy. There was no byline on
this article. Every other story that you pub-
lished in that edition provided a byline or a
reference to the government office provid-
ing the information. Based on many years
of reading this newspaper, it is clear that
your policy is always to credit an author
for his contribution.
Bonnar Spring
Editor's Note:We have had several ques-
tions about our policies in publishing The
Abaconian, mostly about the letters that
are published. We have been criticized for
printing letters that are critical of specific
institutions. We feel that anyone who wants
to express his opinion should be allowed
to do so even if it is not the sentiments or
opinions of the editor. We feel that one of
the primary responsibilities of a newspaper
is to allow varying opinions to be heard.
However, we will not publish letters that
make derogatory comments about individu-
We sometimes include letters without
signatures. We feel that it is important to
protect the identity of people writing about
sensitive topics if they do not want their
name used. In small communities it is some-
times hard for individuals to be comfort-

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Central Abaco News

Iggy Biggy the handbags are reminiscence of those Inspiration Beauty ers can shop for supplies. A Black Opal
"hip" years. As always, the shell jewelry beauty specialist came to give free make-
holds Open House and frames are big hits with the guests. Depot Opens overs to all of the ladies as a part of this
By Samantha V. Evans The shop recently got in a new selection By Samantha V. Evans opening splash! The consultants focused on
December 8th was a busy day for open of bamboo frames which will make beauti- Dundas Town has another new business helping customers find the right foundation
houses as Iggy Biggy held an all-day Open ful accent pieces for any home. There is that is guaranteed to bring a bit of Miami to for their complexion, apply the make-up
House at their store on Front Street in absolutely nothing that Linda could point Abaco. Audrey Alvarez and her husband, properly, provided them with beauty tips
Marsh Harbour. Linda Duggan, manager, out to say that the tourists love more than Santos Alvarez, held the grand opening for to take care of their skin and introduced
stated that they have a lot of new items to anything else in the store. Their selection Inspiration Beauty Depot on December 8th them to cleansing products to remove the
feature this Christmas such as a new ce- is so unique, rich and beautiful that people at the store on Forest Drive across from makeup properly without over drying their
ramic collection called Jessica's Tilework of all ages always find something in there Abaco Youth Ministries. Partnering with skin.
that is doing extremely well. Karen McIn- that is sure to wow them. The Open House the Alvarezes for this event was Enoch The prices at this shop are very good
tosh, owner of Abaco Ceramics Treasure at the Iggy Biggy shop in Hope Town store Pedro Roberts II of Commonwealth Drugs
Cay, has a new line of ceramics that fea- was held on December 5 and was very well and Medical Supplies Co. from Nassau. Please see Central Page 12
tures Bahamian sayings. These mugs and attended also. They are the distributors of beauty and skin
platters in rich bright colors also have the care products
meaning of the as well as the
famous say- Black Opal cos-
ings on them metic line sold
which makes at the Beauty
them great Depot.
souvenirs for Today made
tourists. Some 24 years that
items of cloth- Audrey has
ing, jewelry dreamt of open-
and bags in ing this business
the store were and that day it
marked off to became a real-
60 percent. ity. This first
The spirals, . .. class, state-of-
pock-a dots the-art store is
and many sure to make a
of the styles i significant mark
from the fif- in the commu-
ties and six- nity of Dundas
ties are back, Town. It is Ab- Inspiration Beauty Depot opened with a grand Open House on De-
hotter and aco's first full- cember 8. A supplier and a beauty specialist from Nassau were pres-
trendier than service beauty ent to do free make-overs and make recommendation to their custom
before! Even Even young shoppers found interesting items at Iggy Biggy at its Open depot where ers. Eight-seven-year old Rebecca Simms, mother of the owner, Mrs.
the shapes House held on December 8. Their Open House lasted all day, giving customers and Audry Alvarez, had the honour of cutting tthe ribbon. The two ladies
and colors of shoppers a leisurely time to shop for Christmas gifts. business own- are shown here.

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Rt. Won. )u6ert A. 3ngralam
Semnt6er of iarfiatent for Qortfj oA6aco
Z ecem6er, 2007

I am happy for this occasion to extend warm greet-
ings to all residents and visitors to Abaco's shores dur-
ing this Yuletide Season. This year, I am pleased to ex-
tend these greetings as both Member of Parliament for
North Abaco and as Prime Minister of our beloved Ba-
I have always been lifted up by the generosity of spir-
it and friendship that typifies Abaconians and residents
of Abaco not just at Christmas but throughout the year.
And so I hope that this year, as in past years, Abaco
will once again use the Christmas season to share with
friends and neighbours and also with the less fortu-
I trust also that Abaconians and other Bahamians
throughout our island communities will make welcome
all those who are away from their families and friends
and who find themselves in our midst this Holy Sea-
I take this opportunity to thank the many individuals
and businesses who respond positively throughout the
year to those in need.
And I thank those in government service, in the uni-
form branches, in our schools, in our clinics, in social
services and in the wider administrative and technical
public service for their continued efforts to serve the
Bahamian people here on Abaco.
Especially this year, I thank the many Abaconians and
other Bahamians whose support for me and my Party
saw us returned to leadership of our country's Govern-
ment following upon the general election. I am grateful
for the trust you have placed in me and in my Party and
enew my pledge to you to work on your behalf and
strive to make life better for all.
On behalf of the Government of The Bahamas, my
ily and myself, I am pleased to wish you a blessed,
ceful aind safe Christmas, and the joy that only Christ
ring.. n g;
'.-" Hubert A. Ingraham
-"' \'. 'Pr.ime Minister
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More Central Abaco News

SF New Entry Band. on the island. TropicKool Air Conditioning a Beautiful Future, is owned by partners
Central From Page 70
Three new businesses and Refrigeration, owned by Fritz Bootle, Fritz Bootle, Sr., and Wenzel McBride.
and in some cases can beat Miami prices. Sr. started in Nassau in 2006 and relocated They build residential and commercial
Once customers make a visit to this Beauty By amantha V. Evans to Abaco in September of this year. Mr. structures. Both owners have been in the
Depot, they will truly be inspired to look Abaco continues to grow by leaps and Bootie believes that this business will do construction business for many years and
their best. Customer representatives are bounds as three new businesses openup here well on the island because there is so much decided to join forces. What is unique
trained to give beauty development going on. He offers quality, about this business is that they offer top
tips to customers even affordable, first class service to all custom- class service, quality work at competitive
after the consultants ers which will give them peace of mind. prices and sound structures that will stand
leave so that they can H-e uses top brand name air conditioners, the test of time.
make the right beauty installs and maintains them. He also carries The third business is Abaco Pools and
decisions. They also a full inventory of parts as well. Chemical Company with the motto We can
sell Organic Roots and The second business Twenty-Second
a wide variety of other Century Builders, with the motto We Please see Central Page 16
natural and organic can Transform your Dreams and Create
products that will not ; __._ _______
damage the hair.
Before cutting of the located next to AID in the Barclays
ribbon, Mrs. Alvarez l lS a Building Marsh Harbour, Abaco
was presented with a Tel 242.3670429
plaque by her friend 242
Evelyn Joseph from pbaco ostoin e to cotstructio
Fort Lauderdale that
spoke to her humble
spirit, giving heart, e Sk _
and business sense. i9U
The ribbon was cut by O i
Mrs. Rebecca Simms,
the 87-year-old grand- g Youair With
mother of Mrs. Al- For the past four years Abaco Block and Concrete has made O e
varez. Many other the lives of the elderly and shut-in residents of Murphy Town J
well-wishers and fam- better by donating gift certificates to Price Right for their ben-
ily members came by efit. Shown here is Mr. Cleveland Dawkins, Deputy Chairman
to share the day with of the Bluff Point and Murphy Town Association accepting the
her. There was a lot of gift certificates for 25 residents. On the left is Rebecca Russell
food, drinks and live and Shawna Sands on the right, both employees ofAbaco Block
music played by the and Concrete, made the presentation. Murphy Town is well
pleased with the presence of this company in their town. The
conpany donates throughout the year to Murphy Town to events
and assists with town needs.

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Land 5,000 s.f.
Dock Access

#GGH11011 $375,000.

Abaco Cays Realty Ltd.
is proud to announce that:
Mrs. Frances Sands
of Great Guana Cay, Abaco
has achieved her license as
Real Estate Sales Person.
by successfully completing
The Bahamas Real Estate Association
Course and Examination
Man-O-War Cay
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath.
660 s.f. Residence.
240 s.f. Studio
Dock House
Land Sea-to-Sea
36,775 s.f.- .8442 Acre
100' Ocean Beach Front
Private Dock On Creek
Fabulous Views
#MWH1018- $2,300,0001
Dickies Cay
5 Bedrooms, 3 1/2 Baths

1,200 s.f. Covered Deck
0.84 Acres Sea-to-Sea
Private 136' Dock.
-Auxiliary Generator
Superb Harbour Views
#MWHI001 -$2,000,009

Man-U-War Cay
- 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths.
- 1,921 s.f. Residence.
-2 Bedroom, 1 Bath
- 400 s.f. Guest Cabin
- 172' Ocean Beach Front
- 1.189 Acres
- Beautifully Landscaped
- Semi-Private Dock
- Fabulous Views
#MWHI019 1,840,000. '
Man- -War Cay
Eastern Harbour
2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths
- 1,030 s.f. Residence -
- 1,290 s.f. Covered Deck
- 0.877 Acres
- 82' Ocean Frontage
- Semi-Private Dock.,
- Superb Ocean Views

#MWH1076- $1,561,000.
Man-O-War Cay -
The Creek
-2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath.
- 974 s.f. Residence
- 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath
-268 s.f. -Dock House
- Land over 1/2 Acre
- Private 66' Dock.
- Superb Views
#MWH1021 $1,450,000.
Man-O-War Cay-

I "Schooner's Landing" SoutheastFacade

4 Bedrooms, 4 Bath.
S-1,255 s.f Residence
-768 s.f. Covered Decks
812 s.f. Open Decks
Rooftop Skydeck
Land 17,792 s.f.
Fabulous Views .--' -
#MWHI023 775,000. "Leela"
Man-O-War Cay -
4 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths.
1,240 s.f. Residence.
0.3213 Acre 14,000 s.f.
Hillside for great Ocean
Beautifully Landscaped
Fully Furnished &
#MWHI20 $636,000. "Blessing House
Man-O-War Cay
Condominium- Unit# 2
2 Bedroom, and Bunkroom
2 Baths,
1,100 sq.ft. Porch Balcon
Central A/C.
Fully Furnished Equipped.
-Fresh Water Pool
On-Island Managenment
Great Rental Property.
#MWH1070 $455,000. "Bountifully BI

Man-O-War Cay
Condominium- Unit # 3
2 Bedroom, 2 Bath
920 sq.f. Porch Balcony
-Central A/C.
Fully Furnished Equipped.
Fresh Water Pool
On-Island Managenment
Great Rental Property.
#MWH1071 $395,000. Villa Gladys"
Man-O-War Cay
Condominium -Unit #4
2 Bedroom, and Bunkroom
2 Baths.
1,100 sq.ft.- Porch, Balcony

Central A/C.
Fully Furnished, Equipped.
MM- Fresh Water Pool
* On-lsland Managenment
-- Great Rental Property.
#MWHI072 S455,000. Bo

Man-O-War Cay
Condominium- Unit # 5
2 Bedroom, 2 Bath
1,130 sq.ft. Porch
Central A/C.
Fully Furnished, Equipped.
Fresh Water Pool
On-Island Managenment
Great Rental Property.

#MWH1073 $430,000.

Marsh Harbour-
Sunrise Bay
- 2 Bedrooms, 2+31/2 Bth
4,450 s.f. Residence.
-3 Bedroom, 2 Barh
1,486 s.f. Guset House
- 0.787 Acre 34,307 s.f.
- Infinity Swimming Pool
- Boat Slip.
- Fully Furnished & Equip.
#MHH1079- $3,800,000.

Scotland Cay
- 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths.
- 1,800 s.f. Residence.
- 496' on Sea ofAbaco
- Lots 8/9/10 1.87 Acres
- Private Dock Boat Lift
- Fabulous Views
#SCH1003 Furnished
Lots 8/9/10 $1,965,000.
Lots 8/9 SI,503,000.
Lot 10 Only- $545,000.
Scotland Cay
-3 Bedroom, 2 Bath
-930 sf. of residence
-1,086 s.f. of decks
-48,850 s.f 1.12 Acres
1 1/2 parcels of land
1 0' of Atlantic Ocean
S beach frontage
fabulous views
280 s.f. storage shed
-12 KW generator
+/- 20,0000 gallon cistern
#SCH1089 $1,390,000.

Scotland Cay
- 4 Bedroom, 2 Bath
- 1600 s.f. of residence
- 785 s.f. wrap around porch
- 23,938 s.f -.549 Acre land
- 180 degree views
-250' to the Atlantic Beach
- 240 s.1. garage
- 28,000 gallon cistern
- Fully furnished
- Runway & Dock access
#SCH1093 S954,000.

Tilloo Cay
-2 Bedroom, 1.5 Bath
- 800 s.f. residence
-3.75 Acre, sea to sea
- 109' of frontage on Sea
of Abaco 106' on Atlantic
- Boat basin with lif
-170' ofdock
- Swimmig Pool
-Approved plans for 3/2
New England Style cottage
#TLH1086 $1,595,000.

Wood Cay

3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths
-1,147 s.f. Residence
-21,213 s.f. -0.487 Acre
75' water frontage to
Build dock
Great bonefishing area
Tranquility at its best
#ANH1014 $289,000.

South Cooper's Town
3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath.
1,056 s.f. Residence
Land 1.69 Acres
-170' Water-frontage
Excavated Harbour
on Sea of Abaco.
-Private Dock, Davits
Superb Views
#ANH1013- SOLD
North Abaco
Private Island
- +/-220 Acres
- 27,342 lin.ft. 4.5 nautical
miles of shorline
-+/-20' elevations
- Beaches Lagoons
- Harbors Coves Vista's
- Controlling depth of 4.5
- Between east end of Grand
Bahama and west end
AP 88of Little Abaco
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Central From Page 13
design and create the pool of your dreams,
also opened in September of this year.
Owner, Mr. Bootle, stated that he can help
anyone design their dream pool or install
one that was store bought. He also car-
ries chemicals for the pool and can ensure
that it is properly maintained. Finally, for
those businesses that want to keep their of-
fice place clean and well polished, he sells
industrial chemicals to help them get the
job done. Tutorials can also be arranged
upon request. All of the businesses are lo-
cated on Poppy's Way next door to Traf-
fic Police Station in Marsh Harbour. The
phone number is 367-
5717. They are open
five days a week from
9 a.m.-5 p.m.
New Spa

at Auskell -
By Jennifer Hudson
The Auskell Ad-
vanced Medical Clinic
has now added a medi-
cal spa to its expanding
list of services. On No-
vember 18 and 19 an
Open House was held
to introduce this new
Med Spa to the pub-
lic. On hand to show Two massage th
people around, answer cal Clinic full ti
questions and offer free willing to make
massages were Massage have both move

Therapists Emily Ferguson and Judy Gib-
son. 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
Please see Central Page 18

erapists are now at Auskell Advanced Medi-
me. They offer a variety of treatments and are
house calls. Emily Ferguson and Judy Gibson
i to Abaco from Nassau.

ine Aoaco luu un winning iBay proviaes Jinancial assistance to tne spring itry KOCK-
ers Junkanoo group to defray the expenses associated with preparation for the Junkanoo
parades. Shown here is Mr. Scott Bragg, Managing Director of The Abaco Club, right,
presenting the check to Mr. Colon Curry, leader of the Spring City Rockers. Looking on
is Mr. Floyd Swain, General Manager at The Abaco Club. (Photo by Stone McEwan)

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

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Seatings at 6:00, 6:30, 7:00, 7:30, 8:00 & 8:30
* Lobster Bisque
* Tomato, Mozzarella, Red Onion Salad Drizzled w/ balsamic vinaigrette
* Baby Spinach w/Mandarin Oranges and Roasted Pine Nuts Served w/our signature house
* Roasted Duckling w/Orange Sauce Half a roast duck boned and baked w/ginger-plum glaze,
served w/scallion wild rice and sesame stir-fried julienne of vegetables
* Prime Rib of Beef w/Horseradish and Garlic Crust Cooked on low heat to your liking, served
w/ rosemary whipped mashed potatoes and sesame stir-fried julienne of vegetables
* Coconut Shrimp w/Spicy Mango Basil Salsa Six delicious jumbo shrimp marinated in coconut
milk and flash fried, served w/mango basil salsa, scallion wild rice and sesame stir-fried
julienne of vegetables
* Grilled Salmon Steak w/Raspberry Wasabi Sauce Served w/rosemary whipped potatoes and
sesame stir-fried julienne of vegetables
* Ginger Creme Brulee
* Key Lime Cheesecake
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Beef Tournedos
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Seasons Greetin s

The Ladies and Gentlemen of
The Abaco club On Winding Bay,
A Ritz-Carlton Managed Club
wish to take this opportunity to thank our
Members, Guests, Contractors and
Suppliers for your friendship
and support in 2007.

SWe wish ou and your families
a happj and
festive holiday season.

email: info@theabacoclub.com Phone (Toll Free): 1 888 303 2765
Website; wwwtheabacoclub.com Phone ( World wide): 1 242 367 0077
Fax: 1 242 367 2930

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Abaconians," they enthused. Both are cer-
tified therapists having trained in Nassau
at the Bahamas Technical and Vocational
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
over 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
relieves tension in the back, shoulder and
Hydrotherapy: massage plus the use
of hot packs

Aquadetox: the feet are placed in wa-
ter and detoxification takes place 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 and since
all massage increases
blood flow any persons
with high blood pres-
sure should obtain an
okay from their doctor

The therapists stated,
"The many benefits
of massage include re-
laxation and healing,
easement of tension,
stiffness and pain, im-
provement in breathing
and circulation and the
enhancement of well-
being. It is a detoxifica-

tion and purification process. Gift certifi-
cates are available and a soothing massage
makes a wonderful gift."
"Anyone who comes to this spa will
have the best care and we will suit the care

Please see Central Page 79

Wood You and Palm Cottage shops in Marsh Harbour held an
Open House on November 30 displaying a variety of furnish-
ings and accessories for the home. Here Mrs. Debbie Malone
is interested in purchasing a Santa decoration while Mr. John
Mitchell looks on.

The developers of the Crossing Waterfront Condominiums are assisting with the beau-
tification of the Crossing Beach area in Marsh Harbour. Project Manager, Mr. Niels
Wiethuechter, had one of his crew build a picnic bench and table which is now being en-
joyed by many local families on their excursions to Crossing Beach. The developers will
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to each client's need," assured Ms. Fer-
Ms. Gibson may be contacted at 468-
4238 and Ms. Ferguson may be contacted
at 426-9169.
Open House at Palm
Cottage and Wood You
By Jennifer Hudson
Palm Cottage is a very attractive store to
visit at any time of the year with its large
array of distinctive furniture and accessory
items but at the Open House on Novem-
ber 30 it was a festive
delight with the addi-
tion of twinkling lights,
Christmas trees and an
assortment of Christ-
mas elves and Santas.
Store Manager,
Mrs. Shanna Albury,
graciously welcomed
customers to her very
cheerful and homely
store and stated that
she thanked all the peo-
ple who have faithfully
supported her in Palm
Cottage's first year of
business. "It is hard
to start a new busi-
ness, but it has been
better than I thought Cost Right Whole
it would," she stated. special promotio
"I wanted to provide their merchandise
something different, enjoy snack food
and I also try to figure in Nassau, Ariek
out what people want fering samples of
and buy items which store is now unde
are affordable ." s

Palm Cottage has on display a distinc-
tive selection of very comfortable rattan
sofa sets upholstered in various florals,
stripes and striking blue and white nauti-
cal designs. There is also a Pandora's box
of unusual rugs, lamps, bowls, whimsical
signs and other decorative items. When
asked what are the best sellers, Mrs. Al-
bury replied, "Rugs, lamps and candles."
On entering the store persons were of-
fered a glass of white wine or champagne
and invited to partake of some tasty hors
d'oeuvres. Everyone was enjoying brows-

Please see Central Page 20

sale Grocery Store in Masrh Harbour held a
n on December 1, inviting the public to view
e, enjoy sale prices on a number of items and
while browsing. Two stafffrom Asa Pritchard
a Major Hannah and Tally Major, were of-
Sbrand-named foods carried in the store. The
,r the management of Mr. Knowles from Nas-

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Central From Page 19
ing the wonderful display of merchandise
and purchasing Christmas gifts for others
and goodies for their own homes.
The Wood You store, which shares the
other half of the large glass fronted prem-
ises on Don MacKay Boulevard just south
of the Bahamas Electricity Corporation of-
fice, was also hosting an Open House. All
of the furniture in the store is made from
100 percent natural wood from such exotic
places as Malaysia, China and Brazil, via
a distributor in Jacksonville, Florida, and
what a delightful woody aroma greets one
on entering. The store is packed to capacity
with a huge array of furniture items includ-
ing beds and bedroom sets, dining table

sets, bookcases and entertainment centres,
chests, cabinets and occasional tables.
Wood You was established here on
Abaco three years ago but has been in its
present location for just one year which is
a plus for Palm Cottage, considers Mrs.
Shanna Albury.
Christian Counseling
Centre Opens
By Jennife dson
The official opening of the Christian
Counseling Centre in Marsh Harbour took
place on November 30 though the centre
had unofficially opened last month after
about two years of planning. The office is
upstairs in the D&S Building sharing an of-
fice with the office of Pathfinders and the

Van's Insurance Company hosted a dinner to show its appreciation of its patrons. the
dinner was held at the Jib Room on December 6. Mrs. April Parotti, right, owner of the
business, is shown with her staff, Sabrina Sweeting, left, and Kathy Whiting.

Chamber of Commerce. Several members
of the Board of Directors from Nassau
were in attendance. "This was once just an
impression on the heart and mind of some-
one, but they acted on it and so we have
something to celebrate today," stated Dr.
Susan Newbold, Mistress of Ceremonies.
Dr. Newbold is a psychologist, counselor
and educator who said, "I deem it a privi-
lege to carry out the training for the team of
Abaco counselors," and she reminded ev-
eryone present, "We are all touching lives
directly or indirectly every day; I challenge
you not to squander any opportunity that
comes your way to impact lives every day
as it is done as to the Lord."
Ms. Erika Lowe, who has recently com-
pleted three months of specialized, hands-
on counseling training in Nassau in addi-
tion to her bachelor's degree and
other previous instruction, is the full
time counselor in charge of the cen-
tre and gave the welcome address, "I
am passionate and blest to be in this
position. I hope to meet all here one-
on-one after the ceremony and hope
all feel welcome," she stated.
Remarks were presented by the
Vice Chairman of the Board of the
Christian Counseling Centre in Nas-
sau, Mr. Michael Symonette, who
said that he was very encouraged to
see all of the people who turned out A
to support the Christian Counseling ope
Centre on Abaco. "Reach out and Pin
touch hurting souls as done to the Lor
Lord." He then sang a most beauti- resi
ful and moving rendition of the song cilii
Touch Through Me. offi!
Pastor Frederick Arnett, Execu- sell

tive Director of the Christian Counseling
Centre in Nassau, gave a brief history of
its work, stating that in the past 21yeras
of its existence, the centre has completed
over 38,000 consultations. "It takes a real
person to recognize that they need help and
to come and ask help. My prayer is that
we will see many lives transformed by the
work of this centre here on Abaco, he
stated and underscored the importance of
confidentiality saying, "Whatever is said
here stays in here."
Following Erika Lowe's introduction of
the team of part-time counselors on Abaco,
Ruth Pinder, Coral Johnson, Ruth Smith
and Tim and April Higgs, everyone went

Please see Central Page 21

Christian Counseling Center has recently
ned in Marsh Harbour. Shown here are Ruth
der, Coral Johnson, Tim Higgs and Erica
we, all part of the group of concerned Abaco
dents who have opened this much needed fa-
ty. Ms. Lowe is a full time counseller at the
ce while the others are being trained as coun-

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Prime Minister is honoured

The Prime
the Rt. Hon.
Hubert In
was pre
sented the
Star of the
Award from
the Carib-
bean Cen-
tral Ameri-
can Action
(CCAA) on
December 5
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in recognition of "distinguished service and committed efforts to improve the economic
well being of the people of the Caribbean Basin." The CCAA added that Prime Minister
Ingraham has consistently called for honest, open, transparent and accountable govern-
ment and his terms in government have been marked by deliberate reductions in the size
of government and the promotion of private sector led economic development, both local
and international. He and his government were credited with the revitalization of The
Bahamas economy since 1992, most particularly in its tourism and financial services
sectors. Shown is Mr. Ingraham being presented with the award by Manuel Rosales, Ca-
ribbean Central American Action official, with the Hon. Brent Symonette, Deputy Prime
Minister looking on. CCAA is a non-governmental organization that promotes private
sector led economic development in the Caribbean.

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outside for the unveiling of the plaque by
Betty Roberts of Nassau, who has been the
driving force behind the project.
A closing vote of thanks was given by
Mrs. Ruth Pinder, who thanked the board
in Nassau for its vision and will to carry
out the training of persons here and asked
for the continued prayers and support of all
present. She stated for the benefit of sec-
ond homeowners that the Christian Coun-
seling Centre is a non-profit organization
and donations are tax deductible.
Following the formal opening which
was attended by a very pleasing number of
persons, all gathered for light refreshments
and a time of fellowship with the board and

Letters From Page 9
able after expressing their opinions if their
opinions are not widely held. When asked
to withhold a name, we are very careful
never to divulge that name. However, we
do have to know who wrote the letter and
we verify that there is such an individual. If
someone wants a letter published, we will
have to know his name.
The next policy is about articles without
bylines. We give the writer's name when
it is one of our staff writers or an article
contributed by other individuals. However,
we do not include a byline for articles that
we write. Other times we receive articles
from marketing firms or other sources and
do not feel it necessary to mention our

ECEMBER 51ST, 2007

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Pigs in a Slanket
Spinach Artiohoke Dip served on freshly baked baguettes
Other assorted gourmet Hors D'oeurves

8 PM
Creamy Lobster Sisque with a touch of Sherry
Prime Rib
Fresh 8 oz Lobster Tail drizzled with a drawn butter sauce

Served with Scalloped Potatoes,
Fresh Saby Carrots and Brocooli Florets

Decadent Three layer Chocolate Cake served
with Fresh Strawberries t Cream
Dinner: $100 Per Person
$2 Entrance Fee after 10 PM

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South Abaco News

Sandy Point
Spanish Club welcomes
Tourism's foreign language
By Shawn Roberts
The Buenos Amigos Spanish Club was
pleased to welcome two staff members
from the Ministry of Tourism's Foreign
Language unit from Nassau, Shena New-
ton, General Manager, and Joy Johnson,
Senior Manager. The unit offers tours in
Nassau that are conducted in Spanish.
At the Spanish Club we continue to edu-
cate ourselves in the language and culture,
realizing that if we are going to be able to
move with the times of globalization, we
must prepare now.
Viva el espanol!

The children attending Kid's Korner in Cher
their families and friends. It included songs
rehearsed program was well received.

Cherokee Sound
By Lee Pinder
Newest Arrival
Congratulations to new parents Darrell
and Kelly Pinder on the birth of their first
child, a son, Nicholas Anthony, born in Nas-
sau on November 15th. Kelly is employed
with Buds and Blooms, and Darrell is self
employed and does outboard motor repairs
and rebuilding. Mother and baby are doing
just fine.
Kid's Korner
Christmas Program
A nearly full house was on hand to hear
the children's Christmas Program at Epworth
Chapel. Directors Ellen Curry and Doreen
Albury have to be commended for putting to-
gether such a well organized and entertaining
program. The children were well rehearsed
and managed to
perform to near
perfection. Par-
ents, family and
friends came out
to enjoy their
and holiday re-
freshments were
served immedi-
ately afterwards
at the back of
the church.
In addition
to the evening's
local townsfolk
were able to say
okee put on a program for their personal
and recitations. The well "goodbyes" to
Rev. Steven

Hale, who will be returning to the U.S. on
December 30th after a year and a half on
Abaco as the District Director for St. An-
drews Methodist Church in Dundas Town,
St. James Methodist Church in Hope Town

and Epwoth Chapel in Cherokee. Rev. Hale
quickly won the hearts of his parishioners.
A district-wide farewell luncheon will be held
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December 15, 2007 The Abaconian

Mr. Ingraham explains government's view of Baker's

By Julian Lockhart
With the development of Baker's Bay,
the expansion and continual building of the
Abaco Club and with two new developments
opening in the southern part of Abaco, the
public treasury is going to sustain a major
boom in tax dollars from the island. These
taxes are going to be levied from wages,
property sales, tariffs and real property tax
- which will be a consistent yearly tax paid
by the home owners in these developments
- and will reach the hundreds of millions
of dollars over the next 10 years.
Prime Minister of the Bahamas, the Rt.
Hon. Hubert Ingraham, visited the Baker's
Bay development for the first time since
taking over the government and stated that
before the end of the year Baker's Bay will
pay the Treasury $25 million and that is
just the beginning of the amount of taxes
the Bahamas and Abaco will gain.
A number of Abaconians feel that more
of this money should be returned to Abaco
to be used by Abaco and that Abaco should
get a larger share of the taxes that are lev-
ied by the island.
However, Prime Minister Ingraham said
that Abaco gets more than its fair share and
that Abaconians don't realize how much it
costs the government to run Abaco and the
taxes they pay are definitely not enough.
Mr. Ingraham said, "Tell them, (Aba-
conians who feel more of the taxes Abaco
pays should stay on Abaco) Hubert Ingra-
ham said they are dead wrong. Abaco is
getting its fair share and will continue to
get its fair share. They ought not to have

a view that this money they are thinking
they are putting in the treasury is more
than what is costing the Government to
run Abaco. We know what Abaco needs,
Abaco has elected us (Free National Move-
ment) to govern and you (Abaco) will wait
its turn. Abaco will get its share and so will
the rest of T he Bahamas," he added.
Central government has to pay the wages
for all government school teachers, nurses
and doctors, policemen, immigration and
custom officers, employees of all govern-
ment agencies, rent for these agencies and
the housing for any worker who is not from
Abaco. This does not take into account the
maintenance of the roads, clinics, airports
and all other incidentals that Central Gov-
ernment have to pay for to run Abaco.
Member of Parliament for South Abaco,
Mr. Edison Key, said he just wants Abaco
to get its fair share and is pushing for the
completion of the new runway and termi-
nal at the Marsh Harbour airport to better
support the developments that are in place
and the ones to come in Abaco.
Mr. Key said, "I would like to thank
you (Prime Minister Ingraham) for coming

and the impressive show of support from
the government. We are spending a lot of
money to progress with this project. We
are proud to be here and are happy to be
here. We embrace not only the environ-
ment but also the culture and people of the


Bahamas. There will be hundreds of mil-
lions of dollars in stamp tax. This will be a
huge impact on Abaco and Guana Cay eco-
nomically. We cater to a fairly wealthy and
influential market," Mr. Key concluded.

The Rt. Hon. Hubert Ingraham, Prime Minister, held a brief press conference during his
tour of Baker's Bay Golf and Ocean Club on December 8. He reiterated his support of
the development and answered several of the concerns of critics. He is shown here with
Mr. Michael Meldman, a Director of Discovery Land Development Company on the left,
and Mr. Edison Key, MP for South Abaco.

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People in the News

Mr. Benjamin Beneby
Leaves Abaco
By Jennifer Hudson
The last day of November was the last
day as Manager of Bahamas Electricity,
Abaco, for Mr. Benjamin Beneby. In a
short interview, Mr. Beneby stated, "I
leave with mixed feelings. I have been here
for nine and a
half years but
look forward
to the chal-
lenge of my
new posting
as Project
Engineer in
Nassau as I
will be deal-
ing with new Benjamin BEneby
growth and additions. During my tenure on
Abaco I have seen tremendous growth; but
there have also been lots of challenges in
trying to keep things going. The staff has
increased from 60 to 83 during this time
but still more specific staff are needed in
some areas. The increasing cost of fuel,
which absorbs 73 precent of our revenue,
provides a challenge to running this opera-
"Next year there will be even more
challenges for BEC Abaco due to increased
growth and the limited number of machines
here. The 17 machines which provide the
power are small and keep breaking down.
The situation is not as bad as it used to be
but not as good as I would like it to be."
When asked about the new power sta-
tion for Abaco, Mr. Beneby stated "A new
power station would have made my life a
lot easier. The powers that be are saying

that it will be ready by 2008 but that will
not happen as it is not even started yet."
At the close of Mr. Beneby's last day in
office, the staff of BEC Abaco held a leav-
ing party in his honour. Present to wish
him well in addition to BEC staff were Mr.
Cephas Cooper, Central Abaco Adminis-
trator, and heads of various government
departments. Mr. Beneby was presented
with a set of luggage as a going away gift.
Mr. Beneby, a BEC veteran of 20 years,
thanked his Abaco staff for everything and
admonished them, "When the new man-
ager arrives, don't say that Mr. Beneby
did things this way or that way; Beneby
is gone."
Anthony Maillis
Celebrates 90 Years
By Jennifer Hudson
Congratulations to Mr. Anthony Maillis
on reaching the distinction of being 90 years
of age. Now a resident of Marsh Harbour,
Mr. Maillis
was born in
Nassau on
4, 1917, and
his 90th
with family
and friends
at a beach Anthony Maillis
at a beach
party on December 1.
Family members from Nassau and the
United States flew in to join a large group
of friends and family members from Abaco
at Gilpin Point in South Abaco. Unfortu-
nately, torrential rain and a keen wind de-

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is celebrated

Abaco's new Immigration Chief, Mrs.
Fausteen Major Smith, celebrated a
birthday recently. While she was acco-
manying the Prime Minister on his re-
cent tour of Baker's Bay, the staff there
gave her a surprise birthday cake with
much whoopla. She is shown here shar-
ing a piece of her cake with one of her
staff, Montello Gibson.
cided to make their presence felt as a cold
front approached. But, nevertheless, cel-
ebrations went on under the cabanas and
everyone was in good spirits. While some
less hardy guests shivered, Mr. Maillis
took it all in his stride as he is an old sea
salt, having spent time on a destroyer in
the United States Navy during World War
II and later, many years of his working life
on the sea.
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life. He spent several years in New York
where he trained as an opera singer, having
won four scholarships to train at Carnegie
Hall under one of the best Italian opera
singers of that time. He performed in New
York and often "filled in" scenes at the
Met. At his birthday party recordings were
played of Mr. Maillis' singing The Lord's
Prayer and Gounod's Ave Maria which had
been recorded during his heyday. They are
still in remarkably good condition and his
voice is truly amazing. Mr. Maillis began
singing at the age of three years and his
great interest in opera was awakened by
his father who had a collection of Caruso
records which he would play on the old
gramophone by getting his son to wind the
handle. The young boy would hum along
and thus his love of opera was born.
After surviving a couple of close calls
while serving on the destroyer during the
war, Mr. Maillis returned home to Nas-
sau where he began business with a fish-
ing boat and supplied the Nassau Seafloor
Aquarium with live fish for nine years. He
formed Nature Girl Cruises which gave
charter sightseeing boat tours. I have been
told by people who would see him going
up and down the harbour that he always
sang for his customers while driving the
boat. Mr. Maillis told me that one day he
was singing opera when one of the ladies
went up to him and said, "I sing, too." She
then told him her name Celine Dion. She
sang for him and they became very good
friends. She would call him from Canada
and ask him to take her out on his boat
when she was next in Nassau which he did
a total of six times.
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More People in the News

People From Page 24 Olympics, sau 'Nastics at a national meet in Colorado number one goal is to get The Bahamas out
Peoplhe "gained Springs in 2005. there in the discipline of gymnastics," he
Nowadays Mr. Maillis enjoys Abaco valuable ex- Troy has a very busy schedule since, in enthuses.
where it is quieter and he enjoys cooking, perience and addition to his job with a public relations Troy is the son of Abaco resident, Perry
especially spaghetti which he learnt to cook made great firm, he fits in freelance work, gymnastics Maillis, and enjoys spending time visiting
while staying with an Italian family in New connections" coaching and training. "I am still relatively family on Abaco a couple of times a year.
York. "He cooks the best spaghetti," echo and is work- young for a male gymnast and am at a good He would love to see the children of Abaco
his grandchildren who think the world of ing on get- age for competing," says Troy, whose next being introduced to the sport of gymnastics
their grandfather. They have fond memo- ting creden- major events will be the World Champi- and likes to encourage the young people.
ries of his taking them out on his boat con- trials to go onships in London in 2009 and in Prague "This morning while I was driving along
ching and snorkeling, playing cards with as an athlete Troy Maillis in 2011. "These are the next best thing to I noticed some young children doing flips
them (which he is still very good at) and representative, the Olympics," he says. At the 2011 World off garbage cans; I was excited to see them
feeding wild pigeons which became as Troy's love of gymnastics began at the Championships Troy will have the chance as that is how I started," he reminisces,
tame as pets. age of seven when he enjoyed tumbling to try for a place in the 2012 Olympics "so I stopped and did a few tumbles for
Mr. Maillis is married to Marjorie (nee on the beach. He received his first basic but "that is a long term goal," he says. "I them and gave them some pointers and en-
Roberts) and they have two sons and a training at St. Andrew's School in Nas- prefer to think more about close range tar- couragement."
daughter, 12 grandchildren and one great- sau during his lunch hours and was then gets." We wish Troy much success and will
grandchild. We wish Mr. Maillis many "discovered" by Trevor Ramsey, coach Having worked since graduation in watch for his name in the sport of gym-
more happy years of retirement on Abaco. at Nassau 'Nastics, who encouraged him Florida and Toronto, Troy will soon be nastics.
further. "It was during the Atlanta Olym- moving to Manhattan, New York, to fur-
Gymnist is making pic Games that I became really hooked," ther advance his gymnastic career. He is
Bahamian history said Troy, who by then had moved with very excited that he will be training at the North Abaco
By Jennifer Hudson his family to Florida. He began competing Chelsea Piers Gym with the very well re- Christmas
Twenty-five-year-old Troy Maillis has at the age of 13, firstly in all routines but nowned coach, Peter Kormann, who won rist
already begun to put The Bahamas on the now concentrating on floor exercise and a medal in the 1972 Olympics and was the Bird Count
world scene of gymnastics having recently vault. In 2003 Troy made history by being Olympic Head Coach for the 1996 and December 29 630 a.m.
competed very successfully in the World the first Bahamian to ever get to the World 2000 Olympic Games. Meerof ea
Gymnastics Championships in Stuttgart, Championships for gymnastics. The Bahamas is already a mighty sports Meet at Corner o Treasure Cay
Germany. He represented The Bahamas Whilst studying for a degree in public nation in the field of tennis, sailing, ath- Rd and Boote
in the floor exercises and, though he did relations at the University of Florida, Troy letics, basketball and boxing, and Troy is Everyone Is Welcome
not qualify to compete in the 2008 Beijing continued to train privately and compete in eager to add gymnastics to that list. "My
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Thanks to generous donations from the
First Caribbean International Bank and the
Royal Bank of Canada students from high
schools throughout Abaco will have the op-
portunity to attend the third Abaco Science
Alliance Conference 2008 to be held from
January 3-5.
The aim of the conference, which is
hosted by the Friends of the Environment,
"is to share scientific knowledge of Abaco
and the Bahamian environment with local
people and other researchers." Friends
hopes to "encourage more research in
the area for educational purposes and to
stimulate the use of these findings in lo-
cal environmental management decisions
and provide a forum for the networking of
researchers and the sharing of scientific in-
formation in and around Abaco."
On January 3 a Welcome Reception will
be held in the Friends of the Environment's
new Educational Centre and will combine
the official opening of the Friends of the
Environment's Educational Centre and the
third Abaco Science Alliance Conference.
During the following two days the con-
ference will be held at New Vision Min-

istries when approximately 16 speakers
from Nassau and the United States will
make Power Point presentations on a wide
variety of interesting environmental sub-
jects. Some of these will include Dr. John
Durban on Bottlenose Dolphin Research
on Little Bahama Bank, Diane Claridge
on Whale Surveys, Dr. Craig Layman on
Tidal Creek Research on Abaco, Allison
Higgins on Plants and Products to Keep
Your Yard Island Friendly, Dr. Charles
Kwit on Spatiotemporal Patterns of Rain-
fall throughout the Bahamian Archipelago,
1961-1990 and Dr. Keith Tinker on Cul-
tural Heritage and Tourism in the Baha-
mas. There will be poster presentations by
several organizations. A closing reception
will be held on Saturday January 3.
All interested persons are invited to attend
this conference. There will be an admission
fee of $100 to defray costs. "Friends is
very grateful to the two sponsoring banks
for providing funding for students to attend
as the main emphasis is on educating the
public and we hope that the young people
will become involved in the work of sav-
ing the environment," stated Mrs. Anita
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Andrews. We all wish for him God's blessing,
a safe journey and success in any new assign-
ment. Although his time on Abaco was short,
he certainly left his mark on the community,
and he will be greatly missed.
Christmas in Cherokee
After the Kid's Kornor Program the second
item on the calendar is the school Christmas
party and the first arrival of Santa Claus to
hand out presents to all the children. After that
comes the annual Candlelight Service which
will take place this year on December 23rd.
And, last but not least, is the lighting of the
community tree on Christmas Eve, the second
arrival of Santa on his sleigh and again, more
presents for the children, being handed out.
In addition, in the week prior to Christmas
there are carolers who sing familiar Christmas
carols while passing through the community

and who take requests from the shut-ins and
elderly. There are also the Fore-day meetings
that are held in the Methodist Church a couple
of days prior to Christmas as well as Christ-
mas morning at 5 a.m.
Everyone looks forward to Christmas in
Cherokee, including present residents as well
as Cherokee-born persons who might now live
in other places. They all try to be home for
the holidays. Needless to say, the Cherokee
family is growing larger every year, and they
all want to join in the fun of seeing all the
bright eyed children as they wait for Santa's
arrival at the community tree in front of the
Methodist Church, keeping up a tradition that
has been taking place every December 24th
for more than half a century. But, more than
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Gov't Clinic thru W estern Auto .............................. $ 6 + $2
Gov freight dock through Dundas Town ................ $10 + $3
M urphy Tow n to Shell Sta ..................................... $14 + $4
Pelican Shores to Frankie Russel house................$14+ $4
Eastern Shores to Peas & Rice house...................$14+ $4
Beyond Russell house or Peas & Rice house........ $16 + $5
G reat C istern ...... .. .. ...... ... .................. $20 + $5
S p ring C ity ........................... ................ $ 15 + $5
S nake C ay ... ...... ....... ... .................. $35 + $10
Treasure C ay .......... ... ..... ................ $60 + $ 10
C asuarina P oint ................................................. $60 + $ 10
Treasure Cay Airport or Bah Palm Shores ........$70 + $10
Little Harbour or Cherokee ...................................$80 + $10
C rossing Rocks .................... ..................... $100 + $10
S andy P 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
G overnm ent Freight Dock ...................................... $ 7 + $3
Gov.Clinic, W Auto or Nat. Insurance................... $ 9 + $3
M other M erle restaurant ........................................$10 + $3
Waiting time $20 per hour, $10 per half hour
Children under three free Caged pets as people
Luggage $1.00 each over four, Surf boards $4.00 ea.
Between Treasure Cay Airport and: Effective 13 Nov 05
Treasure Cay Resort .............................. ........$20 + $5
M adeira Park ... .... ...... ....... .......... $14 + $4
G reen Turtle Cay ferry dock .....................................$8 + $4
M oxy ................................... $ 18 + $ 5
Baham as Star farm ............... .............. ........$24 + $5
Sand Banks ....... ...... ... $24 + $5
Joe's Creek, Leisure Lee ................................... $44 + $10
B la ck W ood ...................... .... .... .... .... .... .... .. $ 18 + $5
Fire Road & Cooper's Town ...................................$37 + $5
C edar H arbour .......................................... $55 + $5
W o o d C a y .............................................................. $ 6 0 + $ 5
Mount Hope...................... $65 + $5
Fox Tow n .............................$70 + $5
C row n 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 Marles.................. ........$22 + $5
T C Hotel to Joe's Creek ........................ ........$35 + $5
T C H otel to M oxey ................................................ $16 + $5
T C Hotel to Banyan Bch Club XX ............................$6 + $3
Green Turtle Ferry to Marsh H Airport......... $75 + $10

Airlines Serving Abaco
Abaco Air- Nassau, N Eleuthera, Moores Is 367-2266
American Eagle M iami .................................... 367-2231
Bahamasair NassauW. Palm B, Ft Laud ..........367-2095
Chaulks Ft. Lauderdale ............................... 954-359-0329
Continental Connection Miami
Ft. Laud and W Palm Beach .........................367-3415
Island Express Ft Lauderdale............................367-0169
Southern A ir Nassau ..........................................367-2498
Twin Air Calypso Fort Lauderdale .....................367-0140
Vintage Props & Jets New Smyrna B ..............367-4852
YellowAir Taxi Ft Lauderdale .............................367-0032
Local air charters serving Bahamas & S.Florida
A b aco A ir .............................................................. 367 -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 Tow n........................ ............................. 366-043 1
Treasure Divers, Treasure Cay............................................. 365-8571
Brendal's Dive, Green T. Cay ............................................ 365-4411
Dive Guana........................................ ............ .......... 365-5178
Man-0-W ar Dive Shop ................................... ...... ...... 365-6013

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

To Abaco by land and sea from Florida Take Discovery Cruise
Line (954-971-7347) from Ft. Lauderdale or CloudX ferry (866-473-3779) from
West Palm Beach to Freeport Bus to McLeans Town Ferry to Crown Haven *
Bus to Green Turtle Ferry or Marsh Harbour *Taxi to Marsh Harbour ferry dock
* Ferry to Hope Town, Man-0-War or Guana Cay Its an adventure
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Bikes & Scooters Boats Cars & Carts
Rentals Marsh Harbour
A& P Car Rentals ..................... 367-2655
B & B Boat Rentals ..................... 367-7368
Bargain Car Rentals.................... 367-0500
Blue Wave Boat Rentals ................... 367-3910
Concept Boat Rentals........................ 367-5570
Power Cat Boat Rentals ............................
Quality Star Car Rentals (Texaco) ..... 367-2979
Rainbow Boat Rentals ................... 367-4602
Rental Wheels Scooters, Bikes, Cars 367-4643
Rich's Boat Rentals .......................... 367-2742
Sea Horse Boat Rentals ................... 367-2513
Sea Star Car Rentals ........................ 367-4887
Green Turtle Cay
Bay Street Rentals + ........477-5300 365-4070
Brendals Dive Bikes & Kayak rental...365-4411
C & D Cart Rental ............................. 365-4084
D & P Cart Rental .............................. 365-4655
Donnie's Boat Rentals.........................365-4119
New Plymouth Cart Rentals..365-4188 or 4149
Reef Boat Rentals ............................. 365-4145
Sea Side Carts +............................. 477-5497
T &ACart Rentals....................... 375-8055
Guana Cay
Donna Sands Cart Rentals ............... 365-5195
Dive Guana Boats & Bikes................. 365-5178
Conch Pearl Boat Rentals.................. 365-6502
Island Treasures Cart Rentals ........... 365-6072
Ria-Mar Golf Cart Rentals.................. 365-6024
Waterways Boat Rental ..357-6540 & 365-6143
Hope Town
Cat's Paw Boat Rentals..................... 366-0380
Hope Town Cart Rentals ................... 366-0064
Island Cart Rentals ........................... 366-0448
Island Marine Boat Rentals ............... 366-0282
J R's Cart Rental................................ 366-0361
Sea Horse Boat Rentals .................... 366-0023
T & N Cart Rentals .......................... 366-0069
Treasure Cay
Alison Car Rent ........................ 365-8193
Cash's Carts..................... ........... 365-8771
Claridge's Cart Rentals ..................... 365-8248
Cornish Car Rentals........................... 365-8623
JIC Boat Rentals ............................... 365-8465
Triple J Car Rentals ........................... 365-8761
Abaco Adventures Kayaks ..............365-8749

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

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

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VOLUME 14, NUMBER 24, DECEMBER 15th, 2007

Police Band entertained at Festival

Christmas Bazaar featured popular entertainment

I The Royal Bahamas Police Marching Band made an appearance at the Christmas Festival held in Marsh Harbour on December 8.
The Pop Band made up of some of these same musicians played for an hour later in the evening. This band was very popular with
everyone as they performed intricate maneuvers while playing a variety of Christmas music. Their colorful uniforms add greatly to
their appeal.

By Jennifer Hudson
The spirit of the Christmas season cer-
tainly came to Marsh Harbour on Decem-
ber 8 when, from 12 noon to 11 p.m., the
Abaco Christmas Festival brought people
together from all over Abaco to enjoy all
the fun of the fair with its many varied at-
tractions. As our Prime Minister, the Rt.
Hon. Hubert Ingraham said in his opening
address, "There is obviously something
here for everyone- men and women, young
and old, locals and visitors."
As always plenty of food stalls satisfied
the Bahamians' love of food from conch
fritters to full dinners and plenty of cakes,
pastries and homemade ice-cream to top
it all off. The smells from the many stalls
were tantalizing. It was good to find that
thought had been given to providing a
place for people to sit and eat and plenty
of tables and chairs had been placed under
a nice big shady tent which was also ap-
preciated by people with weary legs to get
a little respite.
People looking for Christmas gifts or
even treats for themselves had plenty
Please see Festival Page 2

Ministry of Education Hosts

First Festival of the Carols

IBlock Party drew shoppers

By Samantha V. Evans
Under the theme Sailing into Christmas
through Abaco, the Department of Edu-
cation held its first Festival of Carols at
Church of God Cathedral in Dundas Town
on December 4th. Students from public
and private schools came in large numbers
to render selections and to support their
school mates as spectators. Bishop Antho-
ny Campbell brought brief remarks to offi-
cially begin the carol service by saying that
Christmas time is the season of love. It is a
time that each person should find someone
to share the holiday spirit with.
Administrator Theophilus Cox from

North Abaco stated that as adults, we have
to show the students the way of the future.
They will follow the examples we set but
we must set the right examples for them to
Mrs. Black stated that is proud to have
been asked to lead this district that is made
up of so many hard working people. She
stated that the students represented our dis-
trict well. It took a team effort to make that
program such a resounding success.
The carol service message was delivered
Rev. Stafford Symonette of Full Gospel

Please see Carol Service Page 13

MMin. of Health visited clinics

The Block Party held in Marsh Harbour on December 7 was a popular place to see
friends and socialize while Christmas shopping. Six shops combined to provide a de-
lightful evening for Abaco residents to shop in a comfortable, relaxed atmosphere. See
story on page 10.

BAIC classes use native materials

The Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis, Minister of Health and Social Development, spent a
couple of days on Abaco acquainting himself with the clinics on the island and hearing
about problems facing the medical staff. He is shown at St. Andrews Methodist Church
where he met with staff from the clinics, Environment Health and Social Services. He
is the tall gentleman on the left side of the photo. See story on page 8.

By Mirella Santillo
Pursuing its efforts to teach Bahamians
to use their natural environment to produce
craft items made in the country, the Baha-
mian Agriculture and Industrial Corporation
has been offering several new craft training
sessions on Abaco. A shell jewelry making
class took place from November 7th to the
16th in Marsh Harbour and a straw class was
offered in Hard Bargain, Moore's Island,
from November 26th to December 6th.
Mrs. April Fox-Martin, a shell prod-
ucts manufacturer since 1995, came from
Nassau to teach the shell class which was
held at Abaco Central High School. For 10
days, 21 people learnt about shells, how
to sort them, clean them and how to use
them to design jewelry items such as hair
pins, clips, combs, earrings, bracelets and

necklaces. They were even taught how to
make home decoration items such as lamps
and picture frames.
Straw plaiting was the first craft class
ever to be offered on Moore's Island. It
started with a ceremony held at the Moore's
Island's All-Age School where the training
was to take place. The Moderator was Ms.
Patrice Cox, who is in charge of coordi-
nating the BAIC classes on Abaco, while
the introduction of the trainer was made
by Ms. Lillian Laing. Seventeen people at-
tended the class instructed by a well quali-
fied teacher, Mrs. Eloise Smith, a native of
Exuma who learnt the craft from her moth-
er. Besides teaching in several seminars,

Please see BAIC Page 13


December 15, 2007

Festival entertains hundreds

Festival From Page 1

of stalls to browse around. Some of the
crafts offered were baskets, bags, shell art
pieces, half model boats, a line of greeting
cards from prints of artist's originals and
a plethora of very attractive Christmas tree
decorations. Several stalls offered jewel-
lery while others sold clothing, shoes and
other sundries.
Several organizations and clubs took
part including the Friends of the Environ-
ment which was promoting their Green
Bags and encouraging membership, the Ro-
tary Club, Scurvy Few Motorcycle Club,
Humane Society of Abaco, Junior Achiev-
ers, Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire and
Rescue and
the St. Fran-
cis de Sales
and Forest
Heights Acad-
emy Interact
Clubs. The
Abaco Club
on Winding
Bay this year
sponsored the
Photos with
Santa booth in
addition to the
donations of
gifts to chil-
dren which
they tradition-
ally make.
For the Ms. Jeritzen Outten, second
young (and mas Festival that she wa.
young at heart) Director of Tourism for A
there were was presented with a pla
games, face here. With her are memb
painting and a Sawyer, Ms. Wynsome Fe

bouncy castle and a Flashers stall which
was very popular. Flashers soon sold out
of cans of Crazy String which provided
the children great fun covering each oth-
er (and anyone else who happened to get
in the way) with strings of pink and blue
The festival began with the blessing of
the Scurvy Few Motorcycle Club mem-
bers who drove off on their traditional ride
through Marsh Harbour, Dundas Town
and Murphy Town distributing candies and
goodies. Various musical items by choirs,
bands and soloists followed providing a va-

Please see Festival Page 4

nafrom left, returned to Aoaco for me nlrist-
s instrumental in creating. She was the first
baco and was on Abaco for three years. She
que for her excellent service while she was
'ers of the Festival Committee, Mrs. Brenda
rguson and Mrs. JoAnn Bradley.

The lot across from Memorial Plaza in Marsh Harbour was transformed into a festival
site with all the attractions anyone could want. People from all towns on Abaco came and
went throughout the day with the biggest crowds coming after dark.

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Joe's Creek is
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Interior Lots 20, 12 & 13 are oversized interior
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Perfectly located
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"New Price" 10,400 + sq.ft.
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views from
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Each parcel has
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Ideal location for
Boutique type
resort or a family
Exclusive Listing
MLS # 1101
Two side-by-side parcels directly on Schooner
Bay beach. Parcel I is 13.30 acres with 313.91'
of beachfront.
B$1,585,000 Gross
Purchaser Pays 1/2 Stamp Tax & Own Legal Fees.

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(C(nique Properties Local Knowledge

www.SI Rbahamas.com Member of the Abaco MLS... another reason to list with us.

bed I bath villa, leads out to the Sea of
Abaco, teaming with bonefish and sea
life. $495,000.

house, 2 bedrooms I bath on stunning
sandy beach with 60' on the water x 242'
deep. $650,000.

private waterfront estate situated on a
beautifully landscaped 3 acres of property.

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

2 bath home, 925 sq. ft. garagelstorage.
100 ft. dock permit. Lot 15,000 sq. ft. plus.

lanscaped 3 bed 3 bath, close to Marsh
Harbour and Hope Town, 200 ft. from
sandy beach. $690,000.

WATERFRONT overlooking the harbour. Endless
potentials.A great business oppertunity.

WILL'S PLACE 2 bed 2 bath home.
Vaulted ceilings, gourmet kitchen. 1,472
sq. ft. including deck.Community dock.

Abaco. 2 bedroom I bath home, plus Newly constructed 2 bed I bath home.
dock with sufficient water at low tide. Steps to beautiful beach. Shared dock.
$429,000. $319,000.

with high elevation. Less than 200ft. home and a self sufficient I bedroom,
from the Sea ofAbaco. Community I bath apartment. Great views. Dock
dock. $125,000. access. $1,499,000.

spacious, fully air-conditioned 3 bed 2
bath. Great views from wide verandahs.

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


acres, private marina, 2 bed 2 bath plus
I bed cottage. Mainland electricity.

2,800 sq. ft. furnished family home with
apartment, central AC, generator.

Kerry Sullivan Laurie Schreiner Jane Patterson Stan Sawyer
t 242.366.0163 t. 242.367.5046 t 242.366.0035 t 242.577.0298

Bill Albury
t 242.367.5046

magnificent 4.247 acre property, 360
degree view, 40 ft. elevation, dock, large
basin. $2,890,000.

dev-elopment. 4 acres, four 2 bed 2 bath
cottages, pool. Marinalfishing lodge
potential. $650,000.

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

GOLF COURSE LOT #1 offering 18,000 sq.
ft. of land. Spectacular views from the
14th. green. Outstanding home site.

GREEN TURTLE CAY #3031 Coco BAY LOT $650,000.
Stan Sawyer: 242.577.0298
Stan Sawyer: 242.577.0298
MARSH HARBOUR #3100 I 0 Acres on waterfront. $2,500,000. Laurie Schreiner:


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Festival offered a variety of entertainment

Festival From Page 2
riety of entertainment.
A very popular event was the obedience
and agility demonstration by members of
the Abaco Dog Training Club and their

Katy, a Sheltie that was shown by Rebecca
Higgs, won the competition for the best

furry four-footed family members. Five
persons and their dogs all gave an impres-
sive display of obedience, demonstrating
their ability to follow instructions such as
heeling, sitting, staying and recall. India
and Splash are two of the top obedience
dogs in the entire Bahamas and gave an
impressive demonstration of their ability to
retrieve a hidden object. On command each
dog found an object containing its owner's
scent hidden in the middle of a group of
identical objects without the scent.
Following the obedience display was
the agility performance. JoAnn Bradley's
young Dalmation, Taz, is a relative new-
comer to agility. More experienced dogs
were Brenda Sawyer's Golden Retriever,
Shadow (who was celebrating his second
birthday); Glenn Koepp's Sheltie, Katy;
Maureen Koepp's Standard Poodle, Flash;
and Amanda Darville's Potcake, India.
They all did well over the obstacle course
which included jumping through a hoop,
going over a see-saw and running through a
tunnel to the delight of the onlookers. Coco
the clown (alias Glen Koepp) with Katy his
Sheltie gave an amusing performance and
Katy remained calm and collected and did
whatever asked of her no matter what fool-
ishness the clown got up to.
Later in the afternoon the Humane So-
ciety of Abaco presented a fun dog show
which consisted of three competitive class-
es. The first prize for Best dressed went to
the little dog Gabriella, who looked very
sweet dressed in her Sunday best while
Belle placed second sporting a bright ban-
dana. India won the Best Potcake class with
Abby coming in second. This year the dogs
were all into dance for the Tricks
Please see Festival Page 6

The Abaco Dog Train-
ing Club held a dem-
onstration of obedience
tests for dogs in the
program. Shown here
is Mrs. Brenda Sawyer
with her Golden Re-
triever, Shadow. The
trainers are Mrs. Mau-
reen Koepp and Mrs.
Amanda Darville, who
can boast that their
dogs rate well with dogs
nationally in obedience
training. The Abaco
Humane Society held a
competition for the best
dressed dog and the dog
that could do the best

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Phone 367-0080

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

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

Maria Silvester, BRI
Phone 367-0080

Rhiannon Thomas
Phone 365-5003

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

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Page 5 Section B


Page 6 Section B The Abaconian

Dog show, motorcycles, Santa the Festival had it all

Festival From Page 4
riety of entertainment.
A very popular event was the obedience
and agility demonstration by members of
the Abaco Dog Training Club and their
furry four-footed family members. Five
persons and their dogs all gave an impres-
sive display of obedience, demonstrating
their ability to follow instructions such as
heeling, sitting, staying and recall. India
and Splash are two of the top obedience
dogs in the entire Bahamas and gave an
impressive demonstration of their ability to
retrieve a hidden object. On command each
dog found an object containing its owner's
scent hidden in the middle of a group of
identical objects without the scent.
Following the obedience display was

the agility performance. JoAnn Bradley's
young Dalmation, Taz, is a relative new-
comer to agility while Brenda Sawyer's
Golden Retriever, Shadow (who was cele-
brating his second birthday); Glen Koepp's
Sheltie, Katy; Maureen Koepp's Standard
Poodle, Flash; and Amanda Darville's Pot-
cake, India, are all more experienced but
all did well over the obstacle course which
included jumping through a hoop, going
over a see-saw and running through a tun-
nel to the delight of the onlookers. Coco
the clown (alias Glen Koepp) with Katy his
Sheltie gave an amusing performance and
Katy remained calm and collected and did
whatever asked of her no matter what fool-
ishness the clown got up to.
Later in the afternoon the Humane So-
ciety of Abaco presented a fun dog show

which consisted of three competitive class-
es. The first prize for Best dressed went to
the little dog Gabriella, who looked very
sweet dressed in her Sunday best while
Belle placed second sporting a bright ban-
dana. India won the Best Potcake class
with Abby coming in second. This year
the dogs were all into dance for the Tricks

competition, each one showing off its own
unique moves. Katy, handled by 8-year-
old Rebekah Higgs, came in first for her
dance, a High 5 and a rollover while Belle
and Casey came in second and third.
Please see Festival Page 18

Entertainment was scheduled throughout the day. Tents for the comfort of the public
included this one with comfortable chairs for viewing the stage where much of the enter-
tainment took place. Another tent with picnic tables and benches provided comfortable
seating for eating. The organizers made sure that those attending the Fstival were well
taken care of.

The Festival even had a clown in full regalia. He was seen working with the dogs at the
dog show. The animals responded well to him.

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$71,000 to 95,000. Each lotis 114' wide by 113.95 deep.

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December 15, 2007 The Abaconian Page 7 Section B

Anne Albury Rt
Marcellus Roberts ,
Sales Associate
Everett Pinder
(242) 365-8538 Ph QC
(242) 365-8587 Ph/Fax

Treasure Cay Properties Offered by Treasure Cay Specialists

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

"NEW" STORAGE UNITS, centrally located in
Treasure Cay town centre. Storage units come
in assorted sizes for boats, cars, golf carts and
"stuff." EXC. Starting at $25,000 FGS
Newest opportunity
Canal front condo and cottage units with
available boat slips
Starting at $680,000 + 14%closing
"Pineaple Point Resort" Luxury gated
community Treasure Cay's newest
waterfront development. 2 bed/ 2 bath
and 3 bed/ 3 bath condos with availability
of private boat slips. Pre-construction price
starting at $529,000 net (plus closing
costs). MUST SEE! Great investment oppor-
tunity and the most spectacular location in
Treasure Cay
Now the newest oceanfront development
on Treasure Cay beach comprising 10
individual luxury units
Starting at $900,000 + 14% closing
Luxury condominium project on Treasure
Cay Beach. 3 bed / 3 bath / Den / Lanai / on-
site pool and many other features
Starting at $907,500 Plus 14% closing
on-site pool and tennis, newly completed
luxury townhouse units directly on
Treaure Cay each totalling 3 bed/4 1/2
baths plus loft bedroom/den
Ground floor- garage, 2 bed/ 2 bath with
ocean front patio
First floor open concept living / dining/
kitchen plus master bedrom suite, all
ocean views with patio/ balcony
Loft bedroom/ den with ocean view
MLS $2,075,000 + 7.5% Closing
Townhouse condos with on- site tennis, heated
pool, office, laundry
Marina view, 2 bed/ 1 1/2 bath, fully furnished,
never rented, extra feathures.
MUST SEE FGS $351,000
Marina view, 1 bed / 1 bath upstairs good
rental potential $220,150 FGS
Marina view, 2 bed/ 2 bath and unit fully
furnished- storm shutters- good rental
potential $351,000 FGS

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

Ocean front luxury octagonal units with lagoon/
pool/waterfall. Good rental potential.
Unit #7 Two storey 2 bed/ 2 bath home.
MLS $565,000 + 7.5% closing
Unit #9 Twt -- / 2 bath home
100 + 7.5% closing
Resale condos available in first completed project.
Ready to go. Both units never rented but definite
Upstairs unit 3 bed / 2 bath with den / op
tional 4th bed. Completely and tastefully
furnished. 6-seat golf cart included.
EXC. $765,000 +14%
Downstairs unit 3 bed / 2 bath with den/
optional 4th bed. Completely and tastefully
furnished with many extra features including
garage and Ford Taurus $1,002,000 FGS
Canal Front Condos with on-site Pool
Bldg 4 Downstaris ei'it 2 bed / 2 bath,
totally redoneSO
EXC. $435,600 FGS

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

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

"Gramling House" newly built, 2 storey home
located on Galleon Bay canal with a 45'
dock. Upper level has 4 bed/ 2 bath. Open
living/dining/ kitchen. Lower level has 2
bed/ 1 bath, laundry room pl us covered open
boat/ car storage MUST SELL VERY MOTI
VATED SELLER EXC $790,000 + 7.5%
"Fish Tales" unique canal front 3 bed / 3 bath
home on 2 full lots, 180' waterfront with 118'
serviced dock, deep water, great for larger
boat. MUST SEE! MLS$2,525,000 + 7.5%
"Trident"/"Turquoise Seas" You cannot be more
"on the beach" than in this special home.
Offering 3 bed / 3 1/2 bath in the main house
with detached garage / bed / bath / attic plus
storage. Vast deck oceanside with widow's
walk. WOW!
MLS $2,800,000 + 7.5% closing
"Cross Winds" Split level CBS home extra large
lot across from 2 beach greenways. Private.
Master bed/ bath suite upstairs. Lower level 2
bed / 2 bath, cozy living room/ kitchen/
dining/ utility. Apartment annex 1bed/ 1
bed, living kitchen, enclosed patio. Plus! Plus!
Plus! MLS $820,000 + 7.5% closing
"Dream Point" Special CBS split level home
located on a corner lot near "The Point" with
two choices of direct beach access. Upper
level has master bedroom with ensuite bath
plus two guest bdrooms and bath. On the
split level there is the main entry into a large
open living/dining area, modern well
equipped kitchen. All rooms open onto a
wrap-around partially covered deck overlook
ing the garden. Ground level has an extra
large garage/ workshop with lots of storage.
EXC. $996,300 FGS
"Pilot House" special unique location with a
commanding, enviable view of the Sea of
Abaco. Water front home, 2 storey, CBS/
frame. Upstairs master and guest bed, 2 baths,
large living/dining/ open kitchen; lower level
1bed / 1 bath, 2 car garage plus 1 car/boat
garage. MLS $1,160,000 + 7.5% closing
Apartment four-plex, 2 store eYBS building,
each level has 2 OLD nts with 2 bed,
1 bath, living/di r Great rental
investment. 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
Beginning at $60,000 FGS

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


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Page 8 Section B The Abaconian

December 15, 2007

The Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis, Minis-
ter of Health and Social Development,
was on Abaco on November 26 and 27
to visit many of Abaco's clinics includ-
ing Fox Town, Cooper's Town and
Green Turtle Cay in North Abaco.
After visiting facilities in Central Ab-
aco he attended a luncheon at St. An-
drews Methodist Church attended by
staff from clinics, Environmental Health
and Social Services since these depart-
ments are included in his portfolio. This
consolidates the broad aspects of the
health system.
During the luncheon Dr. Minnis
commented on the facilities. He was

impressed with the outreach programs
conducted by Marsh Harbour and Fox
Town clinics. He was particularly im-
pressed with the Fox Town social ser-
vices staff who accompany the nurses on
their home visits.
The staff emphasize healthier eating
habits and exercise during their house
visits to the elderly which translates to
better life styles, resulting in reduced
medication being necessary. He discov-
ered that medications were often deliv-
ered late to clinic pharmacies and he'll
work to improve the delivery of these
Tele-medical equipment has just been

installed in the M
the first Family Is
internet to connect
in Nassau. This v
Marsh Harbour to
cialty physicians in
similar challenges
care to outlying an
ties by using tele-r
isolated or distant c
It is hoped that
nostic tool will re
flights into Nassai
and Exuma put th
the air ambulance f

Health Minister toured clinics,

u. Abaco, Eleuthera
e greatest burden on
lights, and it is hoped

Please see Minnis Page 9

Dr. Hubert Minnis, Minister of Health and Social Development, was greeted by school
children when he arrived in Hope Town on the ferry. He went to Hope Town to see first
hand the clinic that is staffed with a nurse.

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While on Abaco, Dr. Minnis viewed the solid waste landfill site that is close to being
completed. Waste disposal is in his portfolio. When the new facility opens, garbage from
the entire island will go to this site that is south of Spring City. The weigh station can be
seen in the background.

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solid waste facility
arsh Harbour clinic, that this medical advance enabling local
land clinic using the treatment will reduce the need for many
ct with the hospital of these flights. Dr. Minnis reaffirmed
vill allow patients in that a mini hospital should be construct-
be examined by spe- ed during this term of government.
iNassau. Canada has The new landfill south of Spring City
and provides medical was visited and cited by Min. Minnis as
d far flung communi- being state-of-the-art. It is nearly ready
medical techniques to to use with electricity being the last ma-
clinics. jor item to be put in place.
this advanced diag- Different areas within the facility
-duce the emergency have been designated as separation sites


December 15, 2007 The Abaconian

Page 9 Section B

Solid waste landfill will open soon

Minnis From Page 8

to remove and store recyclable items and
keep bulky appliances out of the landfill.
The design of this facility will eliminate
underground fires which are frequent in
the Nassau dump. The first of five dis-
posal landfill cells is ready for use and
is expected to have a five to six-year
life before it becomes full and is sealed.
Space has been allowed for four addi-
tional cells. The five cells are expected
to give a 25 30 year life for the facil-
Tenders are now out requesting a
management company to operate this

site. Improvements to the garbage and
trash handling will come with time. It is
planned to engage in recycling, but this
will take some time to fully implement.
Junked automobiles and other vehicles
will be collected, crushed and shipped
off the island.
Full utilization of this facility will
take time as operational procedures are
worked out and the public is educated in
the best disposal practices.
Dr. Minnis stated that this facility is
more modern than the landfill site in
Accompanying the minister were Mrs.
Barbara Burrows, Permanent Sectetary;

Dr. Baldwin Carey, Consul-
tant; and Principal and Senior
Nursing Officers, Mrs. Glo-
ria Gardiner and Mrs. Brenda
Armbrister. Mr. Henry Moxey
represented the Department of
Environmental Health Servic-
es with extensive knowledge
of the landfill operation.
An announcement is expect-
ed for a public meeting to be
held to bring the public up-to-
date on the landfill operation.

Sales Team of
Ed& Cindy Newell
James Mdir Broker
RestmnatFor Saek#781 Fully equipped & furnished2,81
restaurant atTreaure Cay highway intersecti on Seating
capacity cfapprox, 70. Greatlocation. $517000.
"Arkgy IHSse # 483 Elegantly funiiked, elegant 4 bed
5.5 bath, 6,900 s/f Ocean Blvd estate onl.6 landscaped
acres with 153' beachfront. Includes vehicles. $4,900,000.
"TadewsA" # 5S9 Luxurious 4 bed,35 bath finished
beachfront home, plus separate 3 bed, 3 bath ocean view guest
house. Superior design & finishes. Total 1 acre $4,57000,
"Peace &Pknty "#503 Splendid7 bed, 4.5 bath 2 storey,
fumi shed Ocean BIVdbeachfront estate, on 1.453 superbly
landscapedacres. 13 beach footage. $1.00000.
"Trnlentlhnw" #317 Superb3 bedroom, 3.5 bathfully
fmished,3,500 sf beach frnthome. WOW S329,00W .
"Fi# alAppaoac "#601- Recentlyrenovated, finished
canal front2 storey,5,500 s/f bedroom, 4.5 bath privatehomne
onlargeproperty,100'private dock, 4 cargarage $2A25j000.
"Fkl Tea~er#S08 Elegant3bed, 3 bathfnished canal
front home 3,430 stffmderroofon 15,493 sfflandscaped
parcel. 90 deepwaterfrontage &dock. $1,3,000.
"Porter F ace "- BllanhbeBay## 86 8- Newly constrcted,
furnished3bed, 3 bath canalfrnthome, 3,040 s/f under roof,
doublegarage 165' ofdockago new boatlift. $1,0f 000.
"Laguna" GaleonBay #745 -3bed,2 bath singlestorey,
1,550 s/fcanal front home, fumished, elevatedlandscapedlot,
carport&garage, deepwater dockwith boat lift. 95,000.
"Vte Cbags'r" #535 New 3 bed, 2 bath beachfint
cottages, 1,300 s/fliving space main level, plus 970 s/f
lower levd. Superior construction/finishes. Frm $0,900.
"Shell Shack"'# 712 3 bed, 25 bath ,600 s/f finished
home on Brigantine Bay, elevated 10,000 s/f lot, garage, 80'
bulk-headed sea-wall, serviced30' new dock. SS9,00,
Treasue Cay House-Near Bek #492 3 bed, 3 bath
1,276 s/f fnmishedhome, recently renovated $430,000.
"Home, SwetHomer"#784 2bed,2bah, 1,240 s/f
fnnishedhome on 13,500 s/flot, close to beach. Acoining lot
also available $208,000,
Royal Poiacimna Bametfihwa Cr~omamissn r -Phmas 4
#716) Premier 3 evel,3 bed, 4.5 bath, plus loft newly built
condos on measure Cay Beach 2,860 s/funder roof attached
garage. 644 sf covered/open balconies4porches. $2,07$000.
AUalr at uito 2112- #929- 4 bed, 4 bath 2,000 sf21evel
fiumishedwaterfront condo on Brigantine cnal, great water
views, includes 2 large boat dips. Beach nearby. $iS1p00.,
"HawdOrd~y" #827 Superior 3 &4 bed 1,568 sf &
2,108 s/fwaterfront condos, gated community, 15' beam dock
slip, private garagePe-onsutdian pricip from $603,000.
ABafmt oirtna # 2209#770 Elegantly fimiishedwell
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Beach VWrs5a7#782 Newly renovated,2 bed, 2 bath
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townhouse, ocean views, dose to beach, furnished, excellent
rental history. $458,000
Beach Va # 506 #636 2 bed,2 bath, 1,250 s/fgarden view
villa, ally renovated &refurbished in2005. Privategarden
patios. (wm rinundqAvailaW) Reduced $403,000
Beach fiVa # 50A&BM #743- 2 fuarished i bed. I bath
adjoining Garden Villas, separate kitchen & living areas,
excellent rental history, sold together, tun-key $339,000.
Makteri' Cove Cndootnrtous
#454 -2 bed, 1 ba, 2 level poolside unit $295,000.
#928-2bed, I bth,2 level, overlookingharbour 279,0D0.
#655- 2 bed, 1 bath withmainaview $274,000.
#455 -1 bed, I bath, groundlevel, poolside $185,900.
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Bfigajs e Bay # 41 11,200 s/f cleared canal lot. 80' water
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GzafekMBay#422-Primel0O295 s/fdearedcanallot. S8'+
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Rock Pokht WPaeoatParce # 783 12,200 stflot near
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#602-15,334 s/fcanal comer lotw/197' seawall 334~0.
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#904 16,345 s/fw/ 108'waterfrontage, sea view $119,950.
#811 10,400 s/fsea viewcomerlotnear beach $107,000.
#567 2,139 acres onhighwaynearLeisureLee 140,100.
Atlanf OeanfntPftwel #746 Appros 1 acre residential
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DolphiM Beach Estas #843 Atlantic Ocean View, 17,500 s/f
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underroofeevatedhome Close tobeach. Redued $212,000.
GsalAbrco Club, CaEMffulntHimo #637- El egantly
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3,634 s/f on 0.878 acres, 120' dockpool, 173' beach.
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Dr. Hubert Minnis toured the clinics in North Abaco.
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Page 10 Section B The Abaconian

A variety of gifts was offered at Block Party

By Jennifer Hudson
A block party on December 7 officially
kicked off the Christmas shopping season
for several stores along the Tourist Strip.
Sharing in this event were Wrackers, John
Bull, Abaco Gold, Conch Pearl Galleries,
Fine Living and Java. Christmas lights,
plenty of goodies to eat and drink, great
displays of merchandise and a Junkanoo
Rush out all combined to engender a fes-
tive spirit and encourage persons to take
out their purses and begin working down
their Christmas gift lists. Although there
seemed to be fewer people out this year,
the shop assistants, nevertheless, seemed
to be kept busy which is what they were
hoping for after what they are all deemed,
"a very poor season which had not begun
to pick up yet."
Peter Bradley of the Conch Pearl Gal-

Ms. Anita Rolle and Ms. Elaine Martinboroug
displayed at Wrackers during the Block Party

lery welcomed people into the store to the
delightful accompaniment of music played
by Garnelle Stuart and Okasa Dawkins on
keyboards. Peter is not only a fine jeweller
but also an accomplished cook as was evi-
dent by the wonderful array of tasty ethnic
foods prepared by himself. The shop con-
tains a wide variety of arts and crafts, all
by Bahamian artisans which include eight
painters, three wood turners, a bronze art-
ist, a stone artist and two jewellers.
While Peter likes to concentrate on
conch pearl jewellery and is always looking
for people who can supply conch pearls, he
now has the assistance of a young lady who
likes to work with sea glass. Vicki Forbes
began working at the Conch Pearl Galler-
ies three years ago on Saturdays while still
a student at S.C. Bootle High School. She
was the top student in art and her teacher
thought she would do
well in jewellery mak-
ing. "She is now a
fabulous jeweller who
in a few years will be
overtaking me," says
Peter. In stock now is a
new line of very unusu-
al whimsical sculptured
boxes by Marc Andre,
who, though originally
from Paris, now spends
his time sailing the wa-
ters of Abaco.
Next door at Fine
Living, Colette Bootle
was happy to show her
distinctive line of fur-
niture and home d6cor,
all of which are unusu-
gh admire the art al handmade originals

from many
countries in-
cluding Spain,
Mexico and
The Bahamas.
Some of her
items are fur-
niture made
from water
hyacinth and
banana leaves
and decora-
tions made
from sticks
andothertypes Three generations shopped together at the Block Party held in Marsh
of leaves. Harbour on December 7. Olivia Patterson, her mother, Debbie Gates
"Home d6cor Patterson, and grandmother, Mrs. Peggy Gates, enjoyed looking at
accents are art work and jewelry. Many people found that Christmas shopping was
my best sell-
hassle free at the party.
ers, especially
pillows and vases,"
says Colette. There
are many other incred-
ible items tucked into
this eclectic store such
as coconut necklaces,
marble chess sets and
colorful handmade
A tantalizing aroma
of coffee was wafting
out of Java, the cof-
fee shop next door,
and Kim Sands was

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combined at Block Party

Shopping and socializing
tons both outside and in along with special
deals of 20 percent and 60 percent off some
Party From Page 10
Party From Page items certainly attracted a large number of
kept busy serving her many different tasty customers and the shop assistants appeared
drinks. As always her shop is an Aladdin's extremely busy. Although Fresh Produce
Cave of arts and crafts by Bahamian art- and Guy Harvey clothes lines, pottery and
ists. The shelves were full to overflowing glassware and many other items are sold in
with pieces such as Abaco Ceramics pot- the store, it seemed to be their very large
tery, shell photo frames and tree ornaments line of jewellery, much of which is hand
while the walls were hung with paintings crafted, which was their biggest seller.
and wood carvings, and shell mobiles John Bull is well known for its wide as-
hung from the ceiling. Java has been open- sortment of perfumes and colognes and also
ing only in the mornings for the past few for the many lines of watches and jewellery
months but is now open normal full hours. it carries. John Bull is the exclusive retailer
Abaco Gold's striking Christmas decora- in The Bahamas for Cartier, David Yur-

man, Tiffany and
Rolex. New lines
which they are offer-
ing are David Yur-
man's Graphite Ice
Collection and John
Hardy's Lavafire
jewellery collection.
Another new line is
Women's Kawung
Gold and Silver
Balinese jewellery.
Store Manager,
Mrs. Sheree Wallas,
was pleased with
the number of sales
during the evening;
"The block party

Please see Party
Page 13

1his holiday season Junkanoo dancers were at the Block Party
and the Christmas Festival. But that will be the only rush-outs
that Central Abaco will enjoy this holliday season as the normal
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Page 12 Section B The Abaconian

December 15, 2007

Relaxed fishing rules will encourage boaters

By Julian Lockhart
After tremendous outcry from both for-
eign sports fishermen and marinas through-
out The Bahamas, the new Free National
Movement government amended the fish-
ing regulations that were made into law in
January of 2007 by the Progressive Liberal
Marinas throughout the Bahamas and on
Abaco saw their number of boats drop from
the previous year as American boaters felt
the new regulations were too stringent and
thus decided not to come to The Bahamas
or not stay as long as in past years.
The new revised fishing regulations
were tabled in Parliament on November
14, 2007, by the Hon. Larry Cartwright,
Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries.
Kevie Thomas of the Abaco Beach Re-
sort and Marina said, "I think the damage
is done and it is going to take us about a
year and some to get the word back out to
our customers before we can start to see a
change. Our numbers are definitely down.
We are down now from where we were
last year, we are down 1,000 slip nights. It
won't affect the tournaments but they come
for a week at a time and that is to fish the
tournaments and leave. It is going to affect
our regular guests who normally stay for a
couple of months to do their fishing. We
just have to get the word out there with
as many people as possible. You will defi-
nitely see a decline in the restaurants, food
stores and taxis; they are all going to see it
and feel it," Mrs. Thomas added.
The new regulation changes now allow
for demersal fish or bottom feeding fish
such as snappers or groupers a catch limit
of 60 pounds or 20 fish per vessel.
For the pelagic species or migratory fish
such as wahoo, tuna, kingfish and dolphin,

the catch limit is now 18 fish per vessel.
If a sports fisherman catches more than
this amount during a tournament, he is still
only allowed to take the 18 out of the coun-
try on his boat.
The maximum number of crawfish per
vessel is now 10, conch has now been
moved from zero per vessel to six and no
foreigner is allowed to capture or possess
any marine turtles.
Mrs. Thomas said despite the changes,
and they are beneficial, it is going to take
a while for boaters to feel comfortable
with The Bahamas again and trust that they
won't have rules changed on them without
any forewarning.
One facet of the regulations that was not
cleared up was the keeping of the head and
tail of each fish on the boat at all times so
when a vessel comes to dock, the proper
authorities can see how many fish are on
However, Mrs. Thomas said her clients
want to know if they have to keep the head
and tail around for the entire time they
are in The Bahamas or just until they are
checked out. She added that it takes a lot
of space to store a whole fish, instead of
just fillet.
Mrs. Thomas said, "You hear so many
different stories of what is happening on
different islands where people are being
fined for silly things that don't make any
sense. So a lot of people are angry at The
Bahamas because their friend is being fined
because they had one extra fish aboard the
boat. It is things like that have to be ad-
dressed in a better way. Is it worth fining
a guest who comes here for three months
every year and spending all that money to
be fined because he has an extra wahoo?"
she added.

Abaco Beach Resort and Marina is the
largest marina on Abaco and most of the
tourist dollars that are generated in Marsh
Harbour are done through the resort. With
their numbers down, the financial reper-
cussions will be felt by the restaurants,
stores and other vendors associated with
tourism in Marsh Harbour.
The Abaco Tourist Office is doing their
best to get the word out to the boating com-
munity in the United States about the new
changes and Melinda Williams said she got
a lot of positive feedback at the Fort Lau-
derdale Boat Show in October about the
The fishing tournaments held on Abaco
should not be affected. However, those
boats come in just for the tournament and
the majority of them leave afterwards.
Ms. Williams said, "I just attended the
Fort Lauderdale Boat Show in October dur-
ing the same time the changes were made

to the regulations, and so far everyone I
spoke to is very excited about it. They
feel that it is quite fair, so I think we will
have a beautiful season next year. I won't
say it was a major dampening, but we did
have a few set-backs and cancellations, but
nothing major. I think the new regulations
are good and some nice changes with the
conch, lobster and fish. Most definitely
the boaters are going to come back and it
will be a good season next year and the
boaters seem to be looking forward," she

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Party From Page 11
was definitely worthwhile," she said.
Linda Wiltfang, Manager of Wrackers
Boutique, took me around the store show-
ing me all of the new lines which are on
display this year. They have several new
lines of jewellery from designers in Nas-
sau. One uses semi-precious stones to
make very colorful pieces and the other
uses copper, silver and rose gold to make
very striking pieces which Mrs. Wiltfang
describes as" wearable art which is so
unique it really needs to be tried on to be
fully appreciated." A line of wirework ear-
rings was attracting a lot of attention and
apparently sells well.
"Jewellery incor-
porating replicas of
Atocha coins also sells
well," stated Mrs.
Wiltfang. This is made
from the actual silver
bars recovered from
the 1622 wreck of the
Spanish Galleon Atocha
which sank off the coast
of Key West and is be-
coming more valuable
because of the increase
in the price of gold and
silver. I was also shown Ms. Collette Boo
an elaborately beaded ing, and Ms. Mo
bracelet with matching gift ideas while s

rings and earrings which are handmade in
Guatemala. Part of the proceeds of the mon-
ey made by the sale of these bracelets made
by Mayan women is donated to a women's
charity in Guatemala which builds co-op-
eratives to help women there.
Ms. Lilian Cash sells her line of straw
bags, Lily's Creations exclusively at
Wrackers and was on hand to talk to cus-
tomers about her work. Her baskets are
handcrafted on Abaco mainly from Silver
Top palm with some Pond Palm. Bags
made by Yolanda Smith of Crown Haven
are also sold in the store.
A colorful Junkanoo Rush Out added a
final festive touch to the evening.

tie, owner of one of the host shops, Fine Liv-
lly Davis had a great time looking at all the
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BAIC From Page 1
er. Besides teaching in several seminars,
Mrs. Mrs. Smith has participated in many
trade shows at home and abroad.
Many training sessions have already taken
place in Marsh Harbour for shell craft, coco-
nut craft and straw plaiting so BAIC is now
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ments. Straw craft training will be offered in
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Should you be interested in taking any
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Carol Service From Page 1
Assembly who addressed the students
on the importance of Jesus as the prince of
peace. He stated that it is important for us
to have peace with God. He spoke of many
things that have gone contrary on this is-
land that only God can change. He believes
that it is not only good enough to love God
but people must fear Him to the point that
they will not want to do anything to hurt or
offend him.
At the end of the service Mrs. Black
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Marsh Harbour Office
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Very nice 2 bed, 2 bath home with
open concept living, sits on 1.75
acres. Can be subdivided. Great
investment opportunity.

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,
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Price: $580,000

Newly built home on over 2 acres of
beachfront property. Four beds, 3 1/2
bath with open concept living.
Breathtaking views of Sea of Abaco.

Three bedroom, three bath, two
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Great potential for expansion, 2 acres of
pristine waterfront property small villa &
restaurant buildings. Spectacular views.


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Opportunity awaits! 40 acres of
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1 & 2 acre estate beachfront lots in
sea side community. Good eleva-
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#13544 Starting at: $295,000
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Price: $665,000

8+/- acres, 250' of beachfront 90' eleva-
tions with 35' dunes. Fabulous views of
Atlantic and Cherokee Sound. 3 miles to
The Abaco Club.

#13475 Price: $305,000 L #13561 $895,000 j #13558 Price: $490,000 #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
Lubbers Quarters Nice 13,850 sq. ft. lot, Electric/telephone available. $455,000* Marnies Landing Waterfront lot in private community. Electric available. $845,000

2I 1

This 4.8 acres is located directly
north of the prestigeous Abaco Club
at Winding Bay. Excellent views of
the Atlantic. 135 feet water frontage.
#13639 Price: $1,215,000

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December 15, 2007 The Abaconian Page 15 Section B

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front lot 1/2+ acre, suit-
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on White Sound Bay $495.000
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3 acres on Sea of Abaco, north
of pond $730,000
I acre north of pond on Sea of
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Page 15 Section B

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Page 16 Section B The Abaconian

December 15, 2007

News of the Cays

M a n-O -W ar C ay this was satisfactory until Hurricane Betsy told of the people buried there, One was back to her home for burial.
destroyed a portion of it in 1965. At that Percy Sweeting's mother who actually died The cemetery is quite picturesque on the
Plaque honours time a new cemetery was established just in Hope Town in childbirth. But her Man- ocean beach bordered by coconut trees.
early residents inland from the old plot that is still in use. O-War family members wanted her to be The reverence for the cemeteries was evi-
S t s p g The new graves are now in rock and not buried in Man-O-War. Capt. Eddie Albury dent in the care given to both cemeteries.
Fifty to sixty persons gathered at the
Man-O-War cemetery mid-afternoon on subject to erosion. sculled to Hope Town towing another boat
Man-O-Warcemetery mid-afternoonA short history on some of those bur- with a casket to take his sister's remains Please see ays Page 17
December 1 for a ceremony honouring
December 1 for a ceremony honoring ed there was given by Chief Council-
those person buried in the old cemetery. ere i hi s ora
A pedestal with a plaque has been erected lr Jerem weeting in hs short addre
in the old cemetery commemorating those The first burials were that of Eleanor and
in the old cemetery commemorating those
person buried there from its inception in Benjamin Albury, known as Mommy Nel-
Pearsi Aburi ed ther f lie and Pa Ben, who were the original set-
the early 1800s through 1965. Being on the lie e h the o l et
beach, the graves were dug in the sand and ers on Man-O-War. Other stories were

The cemeteries in Man-O-War are in a beautiful location overlooking the ocean with
palm trees swaying and the soothing sounds of the water on the shoreline. The new cem-
etery in the foreground is next to the old cemetery that is directly on the ocean. This group
gathered to dedicate a plaque to those buried in the old cemetery.


American Bridge would like to take this opportunity to wish you
a joyous and prosperous holiday season. It has been a busy
and exciting year for all of us, and we would like to thank ev-
ieryone who has worked with us and supported our efforts. As a
guest in your beautiful country, we are grateful and appreciative
A of the people of Abaco for their hard work and hospitality.
On December 1 Man-O-War residents dedicated a monument to the memory of those bur-
ied in the old cemetery. The original cemetery that had served the community for about -
150 years is in sand. The graves in the new cemetery are more permanent in rock. Mrs. Operations Manager
Patricia Albury unveiled the plaque during the ceremony. As one of the older residents of
the town, she was very helpful in assembling the list of those buried in the old cemetery.
Her daughter, Mrs. Sandra Roberts, is with her.

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total of 19,300 sq. ft. There are and lawn. Rented. REDUCED Two lots for sale located on hillside in Yellowwood-
7 apartment units on top floor $185,000. Can be sold separately Property adjacent to The Abaco Club on Winding Bay
that are rented and two huge or with above property. Lot# 7 G3 size 12,600 s.f. $63,000 gross
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December 15, 2007 The Abaconian Page 17 Section B

More News of the Cays

At the conclusion of the ser- Where in the world is this?
vice, Mrs. Patricia Albury was
invited to unveil the monument
with the names of those known
to be buried there. The group
then enjoyed refreshments at the
Church of God.
A contract for road work to be
done in Man-O-War was signed
in the Administrator's office in
Marsh Harbour. The contract
for $96,924 will allow five sec
tions of road to be repaired.
The repairs will total 597 feet
of roadway. Seated on the left is

to do the work. Also seated is
Mr. Jeremy Sweeting, Chief
Councillor for the Hope Town
District Council. Overseeing
the signing is Senior Adminis- Santa, reindeer, a snowman and the whole area covered in snow! This snowy Christmas
trator for Central Abaco, Mr. scene is, unbelievably, on Abaco. However, the thermometer was in the 80s. This scene is
Cephas Cooper. in Hope Town atop Harbour's Edge. It's there to remind our many winter residents why
they left their homes up north to enjoy our wonderful winter weather.

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Page 18 Section B The Abaconian

Festival improves and grows each year

Festival From Page 6
The colorful Royal Bahamas Police
Force Marching Band impressed the crowd
as always with its joyful renditions of
Christmas carols, drumming displays and
marching drills. They were followed by
the Official Opening Ceremony at which
the Rt. Hon. Hubert A. Ingraham, Prime
Minister of the Commonwealth of The Ba-
hamas, was the keynote speaker. The cere-
mony began with an unusual and very well
rendered version of the National Anthem
of The Bahamas sung by three members
of the Jes'Us quartet. Marcus Sands, an
Abaco Central High School student who
has been dubbed Abaco's Junior Minister
of Tourism gave the welcome.
Introducing the keynote speaker was Jon-
najah Boodle, an 8-year-old student of St.
Francis de Sales School who was selected
for this honour by winning first place na-
tionwide in the My Bahamas essay contest.
She did a wonderful job of introducing
"Her Prime Minister" and impressed the
crowd with her very assured deliverance
of her speech. She certainly wowed Mr.
Ingraham, too, who said, "I would like to
take her with me as she makes me look
Mr. Ingraham was brief and to the point
in his opening remarks commending the
Police Band and all of the youth bands and
soloists. He stated that this is the season to
be giving and sharing, and he was pleased
to learn of the support of the business sec-
tor. He also thanked people for their sup-
port in 2007. "Abaco has been good to me
and my party, and I will deliver on the
promises made. I wish you all a happy and
peaceful Christmas and declare this fair of-

ficially open."
Remarks were also made by Mr. Edi-
son Key, Member of Parliament for South
Abaco, who congratulated the Festival
Committee for doing a fantastic job in or-
ganizing this year's fair which is even big-
ger and better. He thanked everyone for
their generous support for the flood vic-
tims and wished warmest holiday greet-
ings to all.
Rounding out the opening ceremony was
a brief history of the Christmas Festival by
Co-chairperson of the Festival committee,
JoAnn Bradley, who reminded people that
the first fair took place four years ago after
the visit of "the two ugly ladies, Frances
and Jeanne" in order to raise people's spir-
its. Also a presentation of an award to Jon-
najah Bootle by Wynsome Ferguson, Fes-
tival Coordinator, and vote of thanks to all
involved in the organization of the fair in
any way plus the many sponsors by Brenda
Sawyer, Co- Chairperson of the Festival
Impressive musical selections by Anitra
Cornish, the Treasure Cay Primary School
and Wesley College Band interspersed the
ceremony. The stage on which the open-
ing ceremony and all of the entertainment
took place was beautifully decorated this
year with garlands, bows, Christmas trees,
lights and a painted wooden cut-out Nativ-
ity scene, all of which combined to bring a
very festive look to the festival.
People came out in full force to enjoy
this fourth Abaco Christmas Festival and
there was a spirit of merriment and fun but
6-year-old Justice McEwan really showed
the true spirit of giving as he went around
offering people a candy from a bag which
he had purchased to give away.

A bouncing castle always had a line of children wating their turn.




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27th December

Fun for the whole FRV'
Come and sample the best chi M.I -iand,
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Ferries leave Marsh Harbour at 10.

December 15, 2007

December 15, 2007 The Abaconian Page 19 Section B

A Tropical Storm Wedding

By Jennifer Hudson
A wedding day is always a very special
day in a person's life but for Alan Ham-
ilton and Melissa Nuzzolo of Bridgeport,
Connecticut, it was a memorable day in
more ways than one. They were married
in Hope Town in the middle of Tropical
Storm Noel.
Originally they had planned to elope but
at the last minute decided to bring some
family members with them for their Hal-
loween wedding on October 31st. They ar-
rived on Abaco on Monday 29 to learn that
another rather unwelcome visitor named
Noel was also scheduled to make an ap-
Their first stop after arrival in Marsh
Harbour was at the Administrator's office
to obtain a marriage licence only to find
that Mr. Cephas Cooper, Island Adminis-
trator, was in Nassau for a week of meet-
ings. This was their first obstacle but after
arriving on Elbow Cay, the "Mayor of
Hope Town," alias Mr. Vernon Malone,
who was to be the officiant, soon set about
to solve their problem as he is wont to do
and managed to get everything straight for
them by the following day.
The prospective bride and groom rented
a boat to go to Marsh Harbour to obtain
their licence but soon discovered that the

sea was already too rough so they would
have to go by ferry. Albury's Ferry then
announced that service would be discon-
tinued later in the day due to the impend-
ing arrival of the storm so the couple had
to hurry to get everything done in Marsh
Harbour by the last ferry at 4 p.m. Me-
linda at Buds and Blooms managed to do
flower arrangements for them despite the
lack of floral shipments due to cancellation
of flights and sent the flowers over on the
last ferry.
Wednesday was Halloween, the day
Alan and Melissa had planned for their
wedding, They were determined, come
what may, that nothing was going to stop
their getting married outdoors on that day.
However, right up until wedding time no
one was sure where this ceremony could
take place. The Hope Town Harbour
Lodge beach, which was where they had
planned, was out of the question as there
were already 15 20 m.p.h. winds blowing
on the north side.
So the ceremony was held on the Lodge
dock on the leeward side where it was
more sheltered. Alan and Melissa ex-
changed their vows under the roof on the
dock where the ferries come in, the rain
having held off long enough for her bridal
walk from the Lodge to the dock.

The sun had not shown its face during
the entire day but at 6 p.m., just as the
couple exchanged their vows, the church
chimes surprised everybody and provided
a bit of humour by striking up with the
very appropriate hymn Jesus wants me for
a sunbeam.
Following a dinner reception at the
Lodge, the newlyweds had looked for-
ward to spending a lively evening at Cap'n
Jack's world famous Halloween party but
unfortunately, tropical storm Noel forced
a cancellation of these festivities.

Vernon Malone, who has now married
more than 500 couples, is of the opinion
that since this couple was so determined to
get married that day no matter what, it is a
good sign that they will be willing to really
work on their marriage.
The winds picked up during the night
and actually reached Categoryl hurricane
strength. So the newlyweds were quite im-
pressed that they would be able to tell their
friends back home, "They were married
during a tropical storm and honeymooned
during a hurricane."

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Page 19 Section B


I ~

Sports News

Abaco Darts Associa-
tion Gold Cup Trials
The Abaco Darts Association held its
Gold Cup trials at the Hummingbird Res-
taurant on November 30 and December las
players fought for a place on the Abaco team
to face Nassau and Grand Bahama in the
25th Annual Gold Cup event to be staged
on Abaco on February 1-2. The top nine
men and top five women make the squad
and after 20 hours of play in which each of
the 25 players had to play 72 games each,
the Abaco squad was formed. Surprise of
the tournament was rookie Robin Albury
taking first place with veterans Dwight
McDonald and Shane Sawyer coming in
second and third. Making up the rest of
the squad were Roscoe Thompson, Donald
Burrows, Lloyd Deveaux, Keith McDon-
ald, Mark Albury and lan Russell.
For the women national team member
Angela Russell took first place with ADA
president Faith Sawyer in second. Lenora
Pinder and Natisha Lowe made up the next
two and a playoff is required for the 5th
place women with Lakeisha Albury and
Coco Curry tying for 5th place.
Abaco Gold Cup Trials Results 2007
1 Robin Albury 258
2 Dwight McDonald 222

Shane Sawyer
Roscoe Thompson
Donald Burrows
Lloyd Deveaux
Keith McDonald
Mark Albury
lan Russell
Randy Pinder
Gary Bethel
Junior Albury
Cordero Russell
David Hall
Kansas Fields
Brenton Russell
Dwayne Reckley
Jace Russell
Kevin McDonald
Malcolm Spicer
Pedro Adderley
Zhivago Strachan
Rhyan Spicer
Devin Rolle
Angela Russell
Faith Sawyer
Lenora Pinder
Natisha Lowe
Lakeisha Albury
Coco Curry
Louise Maury
Ingrid Farrington
Winnie Albury



Twenty-four men and
nine women met at
Hummingbird Restau-
rant to compete on De-
cember 7 and 8 in the
official Abaco Darts
Association games to
name the Abaco team
that will compete na-
tionally in February
for the Gold Cup. Af-
ter 20 hours of play-
ing an unexpected first
place went to rookie,
Mr. Robin Albury. Top
woman player was Ms.
Angela Russell. Shown
here are Keisha Lightbourne enjoying her
game while Mark Bethel is keeping score.

Remember to Buckle Up


To the people of South Abaco
Whom I have the pleasure of serving once again
It is my prayer that the message of peace that the
angels brought two thousand years ago would be
realized in our hearts and show forth in our lives
As we join that heavenly host in singing praises
Glory to God in the highest and on earth peace.
good will toward men.
Assistant Administrator
Benjamin Pinder and Mrs. Pinder

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December 15, 2007

More Sports News

Swim-a-thon held a
fund raising swim
By Mirella Santillo
The organizers of Abaco swimming
team Abaco Swift put together a fund rais-
ing event in the afternoon of November
25th at the Long Bay School. While parents
sold the goods they had baked, 17 children
swam laps for an hour to earn money from
sponsors who were mostly friends or fami-
ly members. Some children earned as much
as $500 while some earned 50 cents a lap.
Whatever the amount pledged towards their
efforts, they put all their hearts in it.
Brian Higgs, the local open sea cham-
pion, swam 168 laps and raised $240.
Solomon Lee 118 laps, 10-year-old Luca
Silvester swam 96 laps, eight-year-old
Joshua Wong, 88 laps and six-year-old
Tanner Cartwright shocked his parents by

swimming 40 laps, earning the team $100.
One of the few girls to participate, Chris-
tina Pyform, contributed a $400 donation
by swimming 86 laps.
Mrs. Brenda Sawyer was more than
happy with the results. Altogether over
$2,000 was raised. Two adults, Mrs. Judie
Albury and Mrs. Maria Silvester, were the
only adults who committed themselves to
swimming that afternoon, adding $138 to
the funds. The money collected will buy
a heater and cover for the pool as well as
kick- start boards.
The last swimming competition which
was supposed to take place in Nassau on
October 31st was cancelled because of
Tropical Storm Noel, but it was turned into
time trials. The next competition is sched-
uled for January 2008.
Please see Sports Page 25

The Abaco swim team raised money by swimming laps in the pool at Long Bay School
on November 25. The money will go toward a pool heater and a pool cover. More than
$2,000 was raised.


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Club News

Rotary News
By Mirella Santillo
November was a busy month for the
Rotary Club of Abaco. Two very well in-
formed speakers were scheduled to talk
about completely different topics. Begin-
ning the day after Thanksgiving Rotarians
began their annual bell ringing in front of
the food stores. On the last Tuesday of the
Mr. Keith Thompson, Director of Wa-
ter and Sewerage on Abaco, has been a
great help to the Rotary Club with its fire
hydrant project. He was the guest speaker
on November 6th. He addressed the club
about the water infrastructure on Abaco
and talked about the upgrades planned by
the company throughout the island. He
mentioned a few proposed projects in the
South of the island, such as a storage tank
for Sandy Point and the supply of potable
water to Cherokee
Sound, which, he said,
was a major challenge
because of the narrow -
streets. He explained
that the construction
of a Reverse Osmosis
plant on Green Turtle
Cay was abandoned
because of cost, but
instead New Plym-
outh will be supplied
with water piped from
the mainland. He an-
nounced the opening of
an office in Cooper's
Town in the very near The Rotary Clu
future as well as the in- junction of Fore
stallation of a reverse scaped the circl

osmosis plant in Grand Cay.
Mr. John Smarge, a Rotarian from Na-
ples, Florida, talked about the undertakings
of the Rotary Foundation in its effort to
eradicate polio from the world. He shared
his experiences during his travels to Africa
and India where he went to administer the
vaccines. His mission in India was to im-
munize millions of children. He announced
that today two billion children have been
vaccinated and shortly the world will be po-
lio-free, thanks to the Rotary Foundation.
The new District Governor, Mr. Rich-
ard McCombe, came from Nassau with
his wife, Carla, for a visit. Rotarians en-
joyed an evening of fun and socializing at
Solid Gold Chinese Restaurant with the
McCombes on November 27th. Rotarians
showed up in great numbers with family
and friends to meet the new Governor and
his wife. The Governor talked about the

b of Abaco adoped the traffic circle at the
st Drive and Crockett Drive. Members land-
e and now mantain it.

economic diversity he noticed while visit-
ing the various clubs composing his dis-
trict 7020 and stressed that with money
such as the Cayman Islands or without
money such as Haiti, they all did amazing
things. He talked about Rotary's involve-
ment with heath care and its fight against
preventable diseases such as malaria and
stressed that wars around the globe had a
limiting effect on Rotary's job. Goodwill,
peace and understanding will be needed to
ultimately preserve the planet Earth. He
discussed the Rotary Foundation and the
contribution of Mr. John Smarge to its
cause and announced that Mr. Bill Gates
had pledged $100 millions to the founda-
tion to help with the eradication of polio
from the world, a sum to be matched by
Rotary International.
Closer to home Every Child Counts,
which now caters to the learning needs
of close to 90 children, will be receiving
$24,868.01 to help defray expenses. The
sum is the matching grant that the school
has already received from Rotary Interna-
tional. Mr. McCombe gave a certificate to
to ECC teacher and Rotarian, Mr. Marsden
Lawley, who was accompanied by two of
his students Patrick Darville and Anthony
Pilot Club named Dis-
trict Youth Coordinator
By Samantha V. Evans
Neulessa Lundy Major was recently
named the Pilot Club District Youth Co-
ordinator for 2007-08. Mrs. Major joined
Pilot Club as a charter member in 1998 and
since then has served as Pilot International
Youth Officer of co-ed clubs; has served as

president of the Abaco Pilot Club and has
organized and chartered five Anchor Clubs:
Abaco Central High, St. Francis de Sales
School, For-
est Heights
S.C. Bootle
High School
and Eight
Mile Rock
High School
on Grand
Neulessa Lundy Major
Most re-
cently Mrs. Major chartered the first pri-
mary school Anchor Club in The Bahamas.
This vibrant young club began in Septem-
ber 2006 and was chartered on November
10th, 2007. The Club, named VIP Anchors
of Central Abaco Primary School, has 30
members including students from grades
Mrs. Major continues to work with all
the Anchor Clubs. As Youth Coordina-
tor, she is responsible for Anchor Clubs
in Nassau, Abaco, Exuma and Freeport.
In March 2008 Anchors throughout the
Bahamas will be hosting their third annual
convention, this year to be held on Abaco.
The weekend will be full of activities such
as competitions, activities, sharing, and
socializing. It promises to be an exciting
time. Mrs. Major and the entire Pilot team
on Abaco are working extremely hard to
make this an experience to remember.
JA Orientation
By Mirella Santillo
Approximately 60 top students from
Please see Clubs Page 23

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December 15, 2007

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Bird Count in North Abaco

Clubs From Page 22
four high schools of Central Abaco at-
tended the Junior Acheivers' orienta-
tion ceremony that took place over the
weekend of November 17th and 18th at
Friendship Tabernacle and the Church
of the Latterain. The students were from
Forest Heights Academy, Abaco Central
High, St. Francis de Sales School and
Agape Christian School. Ms. Chervon
Mackey, Secretary of the JA Board,
made the presentation in place of Mr.
Lionel Eliott, the Junior Achievers Ex-
ecutive Director, who was unable to at-
tend because of a health problem.
The students were introduced to their
sponsors, Bahamas Electrical Company,
Bahamas Telecommunication Company
and Water & Sewerage and were in-
structed on the rules and regulations of

running a business. They were told to
form a board and elect board members.
Candidates had to apply and be able to
make a speech. They were advised to
open a bank account and issue shares
that could be sold. Each share in a JA
business sells for $3.
Orientation lasted all morning and
continued the following day at the
Church of the Latterain. During the ser-
vice the students were presented with
their official business licenses, entitling
them to do business on Abaco. They had
named the company sponsored by Wa-
ter & Sewerage Drip Drop Design, the
one sponsored by BEC Energy and the
one sponsored by BTC We Have Class.
They will have to run their operation as
a real business would, taking into con-
sideration the marketing, production,
human resources and finance aspects of
their company.

Junior Achievers when through an orientation and training session on November 17 and
then attended a church service on November 18. Ms. Chervon Mackey instructed the stu-
dents who will be setting up businesses, managing them and hopefully making money so
that by the end of the school year they will have a profit that can be divided up.

This year for the first time Friends of
the Environment will organize a Christmas
Bird Count in North Abaco on Decem-
ber 29. Dr. Woody Bracey will guide the
counters and will be the compiler. Anyone
interested in joining the group is welcome.
You do not have to be a birder to assist
in this count that is conducted worldwide.
They ask that, if possible, you register

with Anita Knowles at the Friends office
in Marsh Harbour. She can be reached at
367-2721. If you are unable to register,
just show up at the junction of the Trea-
sure Cay Road and S.C. Bootle Highway
at 6:45 a.m. on December 29. Dr. Bracey
can be contacted at 365-8305. It is help-
ful if you take water, also binoculars and a
bird book if you have them.

Best wishes from
Administrator Cephas Cooper,
staff and family
I extend warm greetings
to all during this yuletide

During this special
of the year, we reflect
ingly on the birth of


Saviour Jesus Christ and
we do so with gratitude to Almighty God
for the many blessings we now enjoy.
We are privileged to live on an island
that continues to experience unprecedented
economic growth. This gives us reason to
look to the future with much hope and
However, as we move forward, it is es-
sential, however, that our social development
keeps pace with our economic growth.
It is my wish, therefore, that during this
season each of us will recommit to giving
more focused attention on the strengthen-
ing of our families which will ultimately
bring about stronger and better communi-


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Page 23 Section B




Church NewsI

New Haitian Mission
Baptist Church
By Jennifer Hudson.
The New Haitian Mission Baptist Church
proudly opened its doors for the first service
in its new building on Don MacKay Boule-
vard on July 15. The old church building
in the Pigeon Pea had become inadequate;
it was too small in size with the capacity to
hold only 100 people and was cramped and
hot with not even any glass in the window
openings to keep out the bugs.
Several years ago Rev. Meme, who has
pastored the church for 18 years, decided that
it was time to seek out new premises. He or-

Pastor Meme is shown at the blessing of his
congregation has raised the money to buy a
MacKay, and the members are slowly con
church that can hold more than 200 people.

ganized concerts and fundraisers to build up
enough money to go ahead with new plans.
Two years ago he purchased an unfinished
triplex near Forest Heights Academy which
he then went about converting into a single
space. Though it will be some time before
the building is totally complete, remarkable
progress has already been made.
The sanctuary is spacious and can hold
400 people. At present worshipers sit on
old pews brought from the former church
and other used pews which were donated
by a church in Nassau. "One day I will buy
everything to match," stated Rev. Meme.
Presently the church is cooled by several
large fans but wiring has already been
installed for a central
air conditioning unit.
The church members
are still raising funds
to complete the church
which will involve fin-
ishing the ceiling, put-
ting in floor tiles and
finishing the rooms
behind the sanctuary
which include an office
for the Pastor, a secre-
I j// tary's office, kitchen
^ ifI/ and bathrooms.
It is very impressive
that all of the fine work
to get the church to this
stage has been done by
members of the church
who continue to donate
new church. The their time and talents
building on Don every Saturday to do
verting it into a every type of construc-
tion work necessary.

Rev. Meme proudly states, "There are
church members who can do everything
from masonry to carpentry, electricals,
plumbing and, in fact, everything that is
necessary to finish the building."
The New Haitian Mission Baptist Church
is a very active church and Rev. Meme
says that there are never less than 200 peo-
ple at the Sunday morning service and 200
again at the Sunday evening service. Often
church elders will take a turn preaching the
sermon. Five Sunday School classes, four
for adults and one for children, are held
every Sunday at 10 a.m. "Every night of
the week there is something going on in
the church," stated Rev. Meme. "The four
bands which play for the different services
and the ladies choir with 44 members and
a mixed choir with 40 members practise
on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and
then there is Bible study on Tuesday nights
and Prayer meeting on Thursday nights."
When asked how the church membership

has grown to so many, Rev. Meme ex-
plained that when he was starting the new
church, he went house to house inviting
people and told church members to invite
their neighbours.
Rev. Meme was very proud to speak
about the big revival which took place
from September 2-9 marking the 18th an-
niversary of the church. The theme for the
week was The Plans of God for His people.
Guest speaker was Bishop Cherelus Exante
from Nassau and pastors and people, both
Bahamians and Haitians, attended from all
over Abaco. "The church was full to over-
flowing every night and there were people
standing at the sides and the back and even
outside the door."
Rev. Meme is presently what he terms
a part-time pastor as he still has a day job.
But once the church is finished, he intends
to become a full-time pastor, working for
the church from his office behind the sanc-
tuary assisted by his wife.

Soutf Abaco Constituency
My fellow Abaconians and friends
2007 has been a most eventful and exciting year
in the life of our country and its people.
Abaconians, like the majority of Bahamians,
embraced the challenges and the changes with
determination and enthusiasm.
The ensuing year will no doubt present challenges
of its own. I am confident, however, that all of you
; will respond to each and every challenge
with the same zeal and clarity of purpose
for which Abaconians have become legendary.
Your recent overwhelming response to the
unfortunate victimsofHurricane Noel bearsthisout.
It is, therefore, with a deep sense of appreciation
and great pleasure that I extend
warmest greetings for this holiday season
P and wish you all the peace and joy
that this special time of year brings.
I p My family joins me in wishing you a
a new year filled with
's richest blessings.

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December 15, 2007

More Sports News 1

Sports From Page 21
New soccer season
has started
By Mirella Santillo
Soccer started again on November 11th
at the Murphy Town Park. There was a
re-shuffling of the players since some of
the teams will not be playing this year,
creating a league which ended up with six
strong teams: the Hope Town Show Stop-
pers, the Treasure Cay Tigers, and four
Marsh Harbour teams: Abacom United
(last year's winner), Phat Max, New Stars
and Stanley Steelers.
As usual two games are played every
Sunday, the first one at 1 p.m. and the sec-
ond game at 3 p.m. There is a fee of $5
to enter the soccer field, but once inside
you'll not only enjoy the games, but will

be able to buy refreshments such as soft Body building
drinks, beer and more food than the usual On November 24 the South
hamburger and hot dog. Florida Bodybuilding Fitness
The first games of the season saw the and Figure Championship was
New Stars losing 1 to 4 to the Show Stop- held in Hialeah, Florida. This
pers while the Steelers and the Phat Max competition closed out the
tied 0. In the second meet Abacom United Florida bodybuilding events for
won over the Show Stoppers 2 to 1 and 2007. Veteran bodybuilding Ar-
Phat Max defeated the Tigers 2 to 0. On thur Elden competed and won
December 2nd Phat Max won again over the Masters Over 60 Heavy-
the Show Stoppers 1 to 3 and the New weight Division.
Stars ended up winning 1 to 0 against the The 2008 events will begin
Steelers. in March. Arthur will compete
The teams will play against each other again in 2008 and plans on do-
until the last weekend in January to prepare ing a show outside of Florida.
for the Knock-Out Preliminary which will
take place on February 3rd. The Knock-
Out semi- finals are planned for April 6th,

zUU0, and the fnals on May 18th which
will mark the end of the season.

with the soccer Oall nign in the air, these players are all eager to control it. Tme soccer
season has had a good atart and much enthusiasm among its fans. Games take place
every Sunday afternoon at the Murphy Town park.

The soccer league has six teams this season: Hope
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,i ualhiQu 4 3amiy and JAindA

The funeral service for Erskin Wells,
84, of Fox Town was held on December 1
at St. Anne's Anglican Church in Crown
Haven. Fr. Dwight Rolle officiated assist-
ed by Canon Ivor Ottrey. Internment was
in the Fox Town Cemetery.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years,
Ruth Wells; sons Fred, Erskin Jr., Ros-
evelt and Anthony Wells; daughters Ar-
lene McIntosh, Diana Wells, Idella Mills,
Shirley Wright, Barbara Williams, Valarie
Rolle and Eleanor Burrows; daughters-in-
law Veronica, Virginia and Lillian; sons-
in-law Charlie Mills, Alphonso Wright,
Augustine Williams, Whitney Rolle and
Wellington Burrows; sisters Olga Albertha
Russell, Leonie Russell; sisters-in-law Let-
tiemae Jones, Florence and Leanza Thomp-
son; brothers-in-law George Russell and
Charles Jones; grandchildren Garnet, Mar-
ilyn Edgecombe, Riko, Pricilla, Jollyan,
Coretta, Daniel, Vangie, Walter, Pevan,
Carlton, Livinia, Elvis, Tamara McIntosh,
Rodney, Freda Flowers, Oswald, Fretima,
Parker Jr, Robbie, Lakisha Taylor, David,
Sharon Jones, Tina Wells, Anita, Donnie
McIntosh, Indira, Millisa Wells, Mark,

Henry, Danny, Zerma, Chris, Russell,
Tommy, Tamara Rolle, Charlene, Ivan,
Trevor, Tasha, Ulesse, Cheryl Mills,
Gary, Ateka Maurin, Hanson, Kadera
Gardiner, Fonzie, Tristan Wright, Omar,
Keora Archer, Alex, Alexis Davot, Chris-
tina and Austinique Williams, Desmond
Collie Jr., Rosanne, Laterio, Allentino An-
tonia, Anthony Wells, Kayla, Withneyann,
Valene, Wendell, Caleb Rolle, Wellio and
Andqueon Burrows; great-grandchildren;
great-great grandchildren; nieces; neph-
ews; and many other relatives and friends.
Carlos Alexander Cox, 75, formerly of
Spring City, died at the Princess Margaret
Hospital on December 2nd.
He is survived by his wife Corene Cox;
sons Godfrey, Barry, and Bishop Lester
M. Cox; daughters Clarisse Williams,
Rev. Pauline Cox-Rolle, Debra Hamilton,
Min. Claudine Smith, Min. Patrice Smith
and Gina James; sister Dorothea Myrick;
brothers Leon Cox and Stanley "Bobby"
Jones; nieces; nephews; grandchildren;
great-grandchildren; and many other rela-
tives and friends

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f I have been happy to serve you
in improving our community.Your
support,patienceand understand-
ing have been appreciated,and I hope that we can work
togetherinthecomingyeartomakeourcommunitya bet-
ter place in which to live and work.
I am happy to report that funding for our town was in-
creased,allowing usto do morethan we have been ableto
do for the past few years.
Our towns are going through a tremendous spurt of
growth,and it isa continual struggleto providethe neces-
sary services. But we are doing our best to keep the area
clean,the garbage picked up and landscaping put in.
We have cleaned up around the immigrant community
near the port and we are working on making the Marsh
Harbour airport look better. The Marsh Harbour Town
Committee in conjunction with the Central Abaco Deis-
trictCouncil is installing signsthroughout Marsh Harbour.
We have plans to improve our town even more in the next
few months. This will include opening up the old road
from the ariport round-about connecting with S.C.Bootle
Highway, going behind Forest Heights Academy.
Feel free to contact me with your constructive ideas to
make Marsh Harbour even cleaner and better in the com-
ing year.
Meery Christmas to you. My wish is that you and your
family will have a healthy, happy and fulfilling new year.

Green Bags help
By Jennifer Hudson
GREEN BAGS. That is what the Friends
of the Environment would like to see com-
ing out of the grocery stores instead of the
thousands of plastic 'Thank you' bags that
pour out of the doors every day.
In March of this year the Friends of the
Environment began a campaign to reduce
the number of plastic in the environment
and so brought in the green bags. The first
6,500 sold out in record time and a second
order of 3,000 has now arrived. However,
"people are not using these bags for the
purpose for which they were intended,"
stated Green Bag Committee Chairman,
Cha Boyce. "They are being used for car-
rying things to the beach, carrying school
books and various other items but not as
grocery bags which is what they were in-
tended for. The whole idea of green bags
is to use them instead of plastic. Get into
the habit of always taking them with you
not only into the grocery stores but any
store," she entreats.

the environment
There is a movement around the world
these days "to be green" and in some
countries in Europe plastic bags are not
used at all people must take their own
green bags to the store. Friends of the En-
vironment is asking people here to be a
part of that movement. "Please be a part
of taking care of our country and leaving it
intact for our children, use the green bags
to help the environment and show that you
take pride in it," pleads Cha Boyce.
It is estimated that on Abaco approxi-
mately eight million plastic bags are used
each year. People continue to use plastic
bags without giving a thought to their dev-
astating effect on the environment. Plastic
bags can take between 15 to 1,000 years
to break down and millions of these bags
end up as litter on our beaches and on the
sides of the roads and can block drains and
trap birds. Many plastic bags are blown
from our garbage dump back into the com-
munity. In the marine environment plastic
bag litter is lethal, killing fish, turtles and


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Administrator Norti Abaco District
My feffow A6aconians) as we
once again prepare to celebrate the
feast of Cfhristmas, we are reminded
of God's great (ove for us. Cfrist-
mas is and has always been an ex-
traordinary time for sfraring and
giving. It is also a time for peace,
love andgoodwiff among mankind.
It is thfe season for celebration and for renewal It is a
time for us to forget tfie things tfat have divided us dur-
ing the course of tfe year andto celebrate the things that
6ind us together as a community and people.

May this holiday season come to represent an oasis of
warmth. Let it 6e a time for hope and renewed promise of
joyful expectationfor young and old aifke, a time for the
giving and receiving ofgifts) especially tfe greatest gift of
(ove andfriendsftip.

Tfis year as we gather with family, friends and loved
ones to enjoy the season, we must (ook back on 2007 and
consider fhow good God has 6eento at of us and reflect on
tfe true and eternal spirit of the season.

As I close I would Cike to take this opportunity to re-
mindyou not to take there Cfrist out of Cfristmas and to
wisf you and yours a merry Cfhristmas and a prosperous
new year.

Thteophtilus Cox

December 15, 2007

Soccer player does well in U.S. school

By Mirella Santillo
We recently received news of Marsh
Harbour's prodigy son, Mackenson Al-
tidor, who won a scholarship to Temple
University last year thanks to his talented
soccer playing.
Mackensonjoined Temple University on
his first year as a pre-season All-Rookie,
but was soon named to the All Tournament
Team as one of eleven best players out of
four teams. He carried on his exploits by
being named MVP when playing in a tour-
nament at Drexel University.
He later played at Old Dominion Uni-
versity in Virginia as part of the All-Tour-
nament team and made Honorable Mention
at the All Conference Team, meaning that
he was recognized as one of the best play-
ers not only by his coach but also by the
opposite teams' coaches. But according to
Mackenson Altidor, the most prestigious
award of all was being named a member
of the Philadelphia All-Star team as the
only defender. Being part of that team is

an award granted to only eleven of the best
players in the State of Pennsylvania.
The 2007 Summer break was dedicated
to training for one month in New York and
one month in France where he was offered
a position as professional player. However,
pursuing an education and getting a degree
are still some of his main concerns and he
turned that offer down, hoping that the op-
portunity will again present itself later on.
The Christmas vacation will be spent in
Nassau training with the Bahamas Men Na-
tional Team to prepare for a game against
the British Virgin Islands for qualification
in the World Cup.
Mackenson will not be home in Marsh
Harbour for Christmas, but he sent a mes-
sage for the kids of the Mud and the Peas
where he grew up. "I came from the same
place as you and sat at the same desks at
Abaco Central High School. So this same
opportunity could be yours, too. But for
that you must do the basics which are your
school work and getting good grades."

Mackenson added a special message of
thanks to Mr. Vogel Williams, who, he
said, "was the best coach he could have
had, waking him up at 4 a.m. in the morn-
ing to train. He also sent a special thought
to his team- mates of Abacom United.

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

The Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire
Department would like to thank all
those who haVe supported us with do-
nations over the past year and with
the purchasing of our t-shirts at the
Christmas Festival this year.

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VOLUME 14, NUMBER 24, DECEMBER 15th, 2007

Students Parade for AIDS awareness

Week's activities culminated in march in Central Abaco

Abaco held a week of activites to bring awareness to the public of the growing danger of HIV/AIDS. These events included a
church service and programs in many schools. The activities culminated with a parade through Marsh Harbour and Dundas Town.
The parade was led by the Wesley College band.

By Mirella Santillo
December 1, 2007, was dedicated
worldwide as AIDS Day. During that time
many functions took place in The Bahamas
to promote AIDS awareness and AIDS pre-
vention. On Abaco AIDS awareness was
directed to the schools, particularly high
schools. Two HIV positive persons from
Nassau told their stories at several schools
and addressed the students about AIDS.
These two people also took part in the Aids
March that was organized by Mrs. Sandra
Students accompanied by teachers and
chaperons met at the St John's Parish Hall
on December 7th to participate in the AIDS
march. It was led by the Wesley College
Band under the direction of Rev. Charles
Carey. Students from Abaco Central High
School, Crossing Rocks Primary School,
Central Abaco Primary School, J.A. Pin-
der Primary School and Treasure Cay Pri-
mary School joined them for the parade.
Many held banners inscribed with logos
relating to AIDS.
The group walked to Ocean View Park
in Dundas Town where they were received
by the Director of Education, Mrs. Lenora
Please see AI DS Page 5

By Samantha V. Evans
After an entire year since Junior Junk-
anoo ended and the winning schools an-
nounced, the school principals received
their awards on December 3rd in a short
ceremony held at Central Abaco Primary
School. Leading the ceremony was Mr.
William Davis, who stated that Junkanoo
has many benefits: the students get to so-
cialize and fellowship with each other and

it promotes healthy competition among
schools. However, during the next pa-
rade no vulgarity will be allowed. In fact,
schools will lose points if they violate this
rule. He believes that even though the time
was long, he is thankful to the sponsors
who made the gifts possible. The main
sponsor of Junior Junkanoo was Cable Ba-

Pleasesee Junkanoo Page 4

I Hole-in-the-Wall area was

site of old settlements

These walls are the remains of a settlement on the southeast coast of Abaco just north
of Hole-in-the-Wall lighthouse. It is known that there were two settlements, one at
Lantern Head and the other at Barque Bay. Research still has to be done to determine

the dates of the settlements. Besides walls
By Jennifer Hudson
The areas of Lantern Head, Barque
Bay (also known as High Banks Bay) and
Alexandria in South Abaco are valuable
historic sites reportedly dating back to
Loyalist and pre-emancipation times. In
a report prepared for Mr. Keith Bishop,
Islands by Design, Nassau, as request-
ed by the Antiquities, Monuments and
Museums Corporation and submitted in
2006, Mr. Colin Brooker, an architectur-
al archaeologist from the United States,
describes the exceptional scenic and ar-
chitectural value of this area and stated.
"Although much remains to be learned
about them, the settlement at Alexandria
and ruins at Lantern Head both qualify

of buildings, there are fireplaces and rock

for nomination to the Bahamas National
Register of Historic Resources. Discus-
sion to this effect is presented along with
recommendations regarding the protec-
tion, recording and mitigation of historic
and archaeological resources at the two
While Alexandria, which stands on the
southwestern tip of Abaco is not in ques-
tion regarding this development, it is the
area of Barque Bay and Lantern Head,
located approximately two miles north
of the Hole-in-the-Wall Lighthouse on
the east coast of Abaco which is endan-
gered. The remains of a large house still
Please see Ruins Page 6

Junkanoo Committee

distributes awards

Murphy Town holds

tree lighting ceremony

Murphy lown ushered in the holiday season with a tree lighting ceremony on Decem-
ber 6. The lights were turned on by Rev. Roland Swain. The event was organized by
the Murphy Town Beautification Committee. Shown here are Mr. Brian Thompson,
Senior Administrator Cephas Cooper, Rev. Swain, Mrs. D'Shan Maycock, Ms. Joan
Hall, Chief Councillor Cubel Davis and Tourism Director Don Cornish. See story on
page 20.



HIV/AIDS Still on the Rise in the Bahamas

By Samantha V. Evans
Abaco AIDS Awareness Week brought
with it many startling statistics. Adoles-
cents and young adults make up the fastest
growing group of new cases of HIV carri-
ers. The leading cause of death in persons
ages 15-25 is AIDS. As of March 2007,
10,928 persons tested positive for HIV in
The Bahamas. Of this number, 7,080 of
them develop full blown AIDS or are still
with HIV.
The week of November 25-30 was set
aside to raise the awareness of Abaconi-
ans to the seriousness of this disease in The
Bahamas in general and on Abaco particu-
larly. Mrs. Sandy Edwards spearheaded
the week's activities assisted by a commit-
tee made up of educators and persons from
community agencies. World AIDS Day is
observed on December 1st every year.
This year two persons living with the
virus came to the island to help Mrs. Ed-
ward spread the word about AIDS preven-
tion under the theme Stop AIDS: You take
the Lead." Edwards explained that since
so many Bahamians are now transient, it is
very hard to tell where all of these persons
who have HIV or AIDS live. Additionally,

the figure given is only of those known
cases of the virus. Many health care pro-
fessionals predict that there are still a great
number of persons who have the virus and
are not taking treatment as well as there
are those persons who do not know that
they have a disease. In both cases, these
persons are still sexually active. Hence,
they are spreading this disease to innocent
The week began with a church service
at Full Gospel Assembly of God Church
in Treasure Cay. During the week of ac-
tivities, Mrs. Edwards and her guests took
their message on HIV/AIDS to the streets,
schools and businesses where the people
are. They visited 12 schools to speak to the
youth since they make up the largest group
of new infections. From schools to radio
shows, Mrs. Edwards continued to spread
the word. Even though every year across
The Bahamas the Ministry of Health in
conjunction with their partners speak out
about the seriousness of this disease, still
too many people remain promiscuous and
unsafe in their sexual activity practices.
On November 28th Mrs. Edwards and
her team spoke at the monthly principals'

meeting held at the Dundas Town Church of
God. At this time they encouraged the lead-
ers to know their status so that the spread of
HIV/AIDS can stop in The Bahamas. She
told them that too many of the young people
are not taking this disease seriously, but she
told the group to do its part to help educate
the students and teachers at their respective
The two victims of HIV/AIDS shared
their stories with the body which were
very moving. The male speaker told them
that many persons thought that he got the
disease because he was gay or bisexual,
but he told them that this was not the case
with him. However, this brought to light the
fact that many persons still believe that you
have to be gay or bisexual to contract the
disease. This is very untrue. It is very im-
portant that every person becomes aware of
what the risks are and the ways that the dis-
ease can be contracted so that they can keep
themselves safe. Mrs. Edwards would like
the public to be aware of what is regarded
as risky behavior which includes not know-
ing your status, having unprotected sexual
intercourse, sharing needles used to inject
drugs, and an infected mother breast feeding

her baby. Hence, the best prevention is still
abstinence. The week ended with a march
and rally on November 30th beginning at
the Department of Education sub-office on
Don MacKay Boulevard ending at Ocean
View Park in Dundas Town. Six schools at-
tended and participated in the march.
The two guests were very enthusiastic
about this visit and are ready to come back
again at anytime. They were especially im-
pressed by the reception given to them by
the students and the very intellectual ques-
tions many of them asked. Additional infor-
mation can be obtain by calling 367-5394
or by email healthyabaco@gmail.com.

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for the Season
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peaceful Christmas and and a healthy
and prosperous new year.
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Winning schools received computers

Junkanoo From Page 1

hamas that made it possible for the entire
Bahamas to view the splendor of Abaco
Administrator for Central Abaco, Mr.
Cephas Cooper, and Abaco Education
Superintendent, Ms. Lenora Black, both
stated that they too watched it on Cable 12
and were very impressed with and proud
of the students. Abaco Junior Junkanoo re-
ceived high praises nationally due to it be-
ing televised and Mr. Cooper stated that he
is looking forward to a large contingency
going into Nassau for Junior Junkanoo in
December 2008 to represent Abaco. Mr.
Cooper encouraged the teachers from the
North and South that inclusion will be
sought so that they can have more input in
both junior and senior Junkanoo parades,
to include persons from those areas on both
committees. He plans to work on getting

the seed money increased because it has
been too low for too long. It is time that Ju-
nior Junkanoo groups get more than $500
and senior groups more than $1500.
Mrs. Black supports schools being in-
volved in Junior Junkanoo because it is a
part of the Bahamian culture. It teaches
them many life skills including discipline
so they will know how to act on the pa-
rade, good interpersonal skills, mathemati-
cal skills and artistic skills. She told the
principals and teachers that it took a long
time but today they will receive the fruits
of their labor. In the high school division
Abaco Central High School won, receiv-
ing three flat screen computers donated
by Malcolm Spicer. In the All Age School
division Amy Roberts won first place,
receiving three flat screen computers,
Wesley College placed second, receiving
two computers, and Moore's Island came
third, receiving one computer. In the pri-

mary school division Central Abaco Pri-
mary School came in first, receiving three
flat screen computers, Fox Town Primary
School came second and received two com-
puters, while Treasure Cay Primary School
came third and received one computer.
The committee thanks the following
companies who continue to pledge their
support every year. They are Baker's Bay,
The Abaco Club, Abaco Beach Resort, Lo-

cal Government, Marco Air Conditioning,
Texaco and many school sponsors who sup-
ported their schools on many levels.
Finally, it is hoped that the committee
will make a greater effort to ensure that the
schools receive their awards sooner after
the parade instead of waiting an entire year
later after many of the students have gradu-
ated or moved to another school. By now
the excitement of Junkanoo has died down.


Central government provided seed money to schools to defray expenses in preparing for
this year's Junaknoo competition. Senior Administrator Cephas Cooper gave it to the
principals who want their schools to compete. However, both the Junior Junkanoo and
the adult Junkanoo have been postponed until February.

Schools that won in the Junior Junkanoo competition last December finally received their
awards computers. These Central Abaco Primary students received three computers for
coming in first in the Primary division.


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Wesley College

band led the march

AIDS From Page 1
Black, who addressed them on the subject
and was coaxed into donating $20 as a prize
for the school shouting the loudest "AIDS
Free Schools." The money was won by the
Abaco Central High School.
The two HIV positive people addressed
the crowd of students which by then includ-
ed S.C. Bootle and Cooper's Town Primary
Schools. One of them explained how she
had to face discrimination and talked about
the fact that she had to take medicine the

rest of her life. The other victim told how
he contracted HIV five years ago and urged
the students to take precautions not to be
The Wesley College Band resumed play-
ing and was joined by Mr. Jeffrey Victor's
Junkanoo group from Central Abaco Pri-
mary while the students paraded with their
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Historic ruins in South Abaco are in jeopardy

Ruins From Page 1
stand at Lantern Head which, based on its
architecture, has been ascertained to pre-
date the emancipation of 1837. It stands on
part of a 210-acre tract which, according
to reports, the Department of Lands and
Surveys granted to a family by the name
of Stuart. Another source stated, "Some of
the land was once the original J.S. John-
son estate where sisal and pineapples were
grown. Although some is private land. it
seems that much of it is Crown Land."
Findings at Lantern Head suggest that the
height of the land provided a good lookout
for ships passing and that the sea provided
According to a very concerned member
of the Abaco community who has visited
this area, "Some of the most substantial
ruins on Abaco can be found here. The
biggest collection of buildings is at Barque
Bay where some of the ruins appear to be
of a military nature and
one building appears to
have been a barracks
building with three
windows and three
doors on either side. On
some of the structures
very detailed sketches
of old ships, which
even show the rigging
lines and sails, can still
be seen etched into the
plaster. There are two
sketches of large ships
with what appears to be The ruins of two
whales alongside sug- seriously disturbe
gesting that this may and fireplaces st
have once been a whal- However, a deve
ing camp. It is thought knocked down sot

likely that these sketches were the method
the people used to record the boats which
passed. Also, the remains of slave quarters,
chimneys and a cookhouse can be seen in
a completely walled in compound which is
in pristine condition located about four or
five miles from the lighthouse."
Sadly, the people of Abaco are in immi-
nent danger of losing this area of great his-
toric significance. This would be a travesty
for not only our island but the entire Baha-
mas. Early in May developers moved into
the area and, according to reliable sources,
"about a month and a half ago began work
in earnest pushing several roads through
the area both along the shoreline, parallel
to the shoreline and also in an east west
direction leading to the shoreline. Close to
30 miles of roads have already been pushed
through, damaging or destroying several of
the historic buildings and pushing through
a retaining wall in three places. The dunes
have been cut through which is illegal and

historic settlements in South Abaco are not
od at this time. Walls of buildings, rock fences
ill stand including this one at Barque Bay.
?loper has bulldozed survey lines that have
me part of the rock fences.

now makes it easier for any storm surges
to wash through. The bulldozers have also
cut through some of the highest coppice
land on Abaco destroying many beautiful
hardwood trees."
It is alleged that "the developer has no
permits or permission from the Antiquities,
Monuments and Museums Corporation or
Physical Planning, has not conducted an
Environmental Impact Assessment and has
not received approval from the appropriate
government agencies to clear these areas.
Since May two concerned persons, David
Bethel and Dale Hill, have been to the area
10 times and state that they have seen no
parrots as they have all left the area due
to all the activity with the bulldozers and
there is evidence that at least one active
parrot nest was run over.
Mr. Hill stated, "I have been told that
it will be a 'high end' development but no
one knows the exact plans of the developer
who is from Atlanta, Georgia. I was told by
people from Nassau to go and put a stop to
it until something can be sorted out. I met
one of the developers down there who was
very arrogant and said that he had done two
years of research and had got the neces-
sary approvals and was pushing boundary
lines. However, the first anyone on Abaco
knew about this development was when a
call was received from a man in Nassau
who had flown over in a small plane and
been astounded to see what was happening.
The Hon. Brent Symonette, Deputy Prime
Minister, was surprised to hear about this
development of which he had no knowl-
edge, and it is of great concern to him.
This area should be protected, not only for
the historic buildings but for the dunes,
which are approximately 40-50 feet high,
the parrots, wild ducks, hogs, pigeons and

A statement by
Pericles Maillis
Past President of the BNT
"These present development propos-
als and land dealings in the Lantern
Head / Barque Bay area came to me
with some sadness and bitterness," said
Mr. Maillis. Stressing that he was speak-
ing personally, he continues, "The BNT
Council will be deliberating on the en-
tire proposals fully in due course." He
recounted, "In 1994 when the great par-
rot public education program ended suc-
cessfully with the creation of the 20,500
acre Abaco National Park, I brought up
then that all the land (or most of it) was
pine land and that some 5000 acres of
private land in the area was all coppice
of far greater value botanically and to
bird life. I wondered whether we should
start a new campaign to buy it then for
around $1.2 million. Otherwise someday
we would face development, golf cours-
es, etc. Anyway, the consensus sadly at
that time was that we were too exhaust-
ed and other priorities intervened. Now
we face a situation that could have been
dealth with back then."

turtles. It is a major turtle nesting area. If
this area is destroyed, there will be a huge
backlash for the government."
Up until this development began, the area
was known only to hunters, relic collectors
and naturalists. It was inaccessible to the
general public so it remained protected but

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MAMA Local Government at work

Murphy Town Committee

Nov. 19

By Mirella Santillo
The Murphy Town Committee meeting
took place on November 18 at the Local
Government office.
The motion to accept the minutes of the
previous meeting was contested by Mr.
Glen McDonald on the grounds that they
contained suggestions made by the Admin-
istrator. The argument was carried on at
length with Mr. McDonald insisting that the
Administrator could not tell the town what
to do. Mr. Cephas Cooper reminded Mr.
McDonald, "The Administrator and Local
Government are one intrinsic part of gov-
ernment and are supposed to work together
for the betterment of the communities." Mr.
McDonald answered that he would follow
up with complaining letters to the Adminis-
trator and the Minister.
There were objections as to whether the
contractors in charge of mowing the side
streets and the cemetery were keeping their
schedule and whether they should be paid if
they did not fulfil their monthly contracts.
The man charged with inspecting the work,
mentioned that some work had not been
completed in October in the cemetery. Mr.
Tinker strongly argued, "If Mr. Brooks said
somebody should not be paid, let's take his
word," arguing against favoritism if the
community was to go forward.
The Chairman, Mr. Cubel Davis, men-
tioned that Local Government would con-
tribute $350 for a prize for the winner of
the Best Kept Yard Competition. A contract
was given for the removal of derelict cars.
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The Coconut Tree Bay project was
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been fulfilled. The projected restoration of
Coconut Tree Bay includes the construction
of a boat ramp, cabanas and restoration of
the creek.
It was confirmed that a dumpster would
be placed on the road to Great Cistern and
another one will be placed at the entrance of
Bahamas Coral Island.
Hope Town District Council Nov 29
Session started privately with Adminis-
trator Cephas Cooper giving a brief over-
view of members' responsibilities.
Representatives attended from Baker's
Bay and Save Guana Cay Reef and each
was allowed five minutes to make a pre-
sentation. SGCR briefly listed objections to
project. The group wants proof of owner-
ship of land being built on, private, Crown
and Treasury land. They stated that half

the population of Guana Cay is against the
project and they will bring a petition to the
Council. They objected to employees of the
project speeding and driving recklessly on
the island. Many accidents have occurred
due to these employees. They dwelt on the
fact that the acquisition of various parcels
took place on July 27, 2007 but construc-
tion took place prior to that date. So this
was illegal as they did not own the land
when improvements were made. They stat-
ed that temporary buildings were erected
without permission.
Livingston Marshall spoke on behalf
of Baker's Bay. Leases were signed and
in hand. He wants transparency in all of
Baker's dealings. He left two copies with
Council of an environmental report written
by Kathleen Sealy. Anthony Roberts stat-
ed that many facts in the article were not
correct. Mr. Marshall mentioned that the
BEST Commission makes frequent visits
to the cay, and they are in constant com-
munications with the BEST Commission.
He estimated that dredging the marina is
60 to 70 percent completed and they are

beginning to shape the golf course. Their
generator should be in place early next
year. It was stated that there are 86 regis-
tered voters on Guana who are eligible to
sign the petition.
Other matters: Concerns were raised
over unlicensed vehicles in Hope Town
and the lack of any effort to bring this situ-
ation under control.
Central Abaco Dist. Council Nov 29
The meeting began with two principals
present of the Crossing condominium proj-
ect who announced that their application
to reclaim seabed was withdrawn and that
their neightbour was withdrawing his ap-
plication as well.
Glender Knowles made a presentation
proposing a local government forum to be
held in February, 2008, to bring Abaco lo-
cal government practitioners together and
have Nassau speakers elaborate on vari-
ous aspects of local government. There is
much to be gained by a seminar. Everyone

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complimented her on her presentation. The
ides was discussed by the Council and it
was generally conceded that a gathering of
this sort would be more effective in July
with the newly elected people as opposed
to educating people in February when
they had only four more months to serve.
Administrator Cephas Cooper suggested
that the Councillors and Town Commit-
tee members state their specific needs and
issues that could be elaborated on by the
Mrs. Yvonne Key spoke extensively on
airport renovations. One area of roof over
the exit from Customs has been extended.
It was recommended that the roof be ex-
tended on other side of the building ad and
around the side. They plan to extend the
roof by 15 feet on the side that will give

a porch for additional seating. They will
continue the cement out to the side so the
area will be level with no steps. Marco Air
Conditioning is donating two air condition-
ing units. Mrs. Key is going to contact
Civil Aviation to get non-skid tiles for the
The problem of the window access to
the food concession at the airport was dis-
cussed. It was suggested that the window
be changed to be accessed from the out-
side. After much decision about the danger
from cars, dust, flies, etc, it was decided
that for the best use of the building they
will move the window. This will disrupt
the business briefly but the work will be
done quickly so it would be closed only
for a couple of days. The final decision to
move the window.
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any day. The Council decided to keep the

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created quarry in Fanny Bay. Mrs Key is
hoping that she can arrange for that quarry
to fill in the newly cleaned area.
Mr. Dale Hill mentioned that traffic
lights have been on the island for a long

time to be installed at the K&S corner. But
the lights will require two poles and there
is no funding for this. Mr. Cooper will
contact the Ministry of Works in Nassau to
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Mr. Cooper mentioned that he will be
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Students ran relay marathon

By Mirella Santillo Central High School's physical education
More than 100 students from the Trea- teacher, Mr. Vogel Williams. He was helped at Abaco Beach Resort & Boat Harbour
sure Cay Primary School, Central Abaco in the organizing and chaperoning of the
Primary School and Abaco Central High marathon by several teachers and parents,
School participated in a relay marathon on including Mr. Stretch Morley, the Youth
December 1st. Coordinator for Abaco.
The youths were divided into eight-mem- The boys under-20 team covered the
ber teams, except for Mr. Godfrey Rolle's eight miles distance in 1 hour 30 minute
Treasure Cay team which only had five while the boys under 17 made it in 1 hour
boys under 13 years old. Each team mem- 33 minutes.
ber had to run one mile on the S.C. Bootle Ms. James, the Acting Principal of Ab-
Highway from Treasure Cay to Abaco Cen- aco Central High School and Ms. Denise
tral High School. The students were divided Gadsby had soft drinks, medals and trophies
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Ruins From Page 6
this is no longer the case and vandalism has
now occurred in some places.
Work was halted about two weeks ago
but, according to sources, "So much dam-
age has already been done. While one can-
not prevent people from developing their
own property, consideration should be given
for the preservation of the past because the
history and the exceptional architecture are
significant and have the potential to yield
an architectural heritage for Abaco. People
who have been finding out about this des-
ecration are shocked and the more people
who know about it the better," stated a very
concerned environmentalist. On December
10 several people will be meeting with the

developer's lawyer to visit the site in ques-
tion and discuss the matter."

Local gov. From Page 9
Town Planning Board will make recom-
mendations on building applications but
that Council will make all final decisions
on building plans.
A new building has been erected be-
tween Gina's Restaurant and the B&L
building in Marsh Harbour. The business
there is wanting a license to sell food but
it appears that there was never a building
permit approved. A licensing decision was
deferred pending an investigation regard-
ing a building permit.
Mr. Sonith Lockhart asks that Witchs

Point to be made a public beach perma-
nently. The road going out to Witchs Point
is a public road. Mr. Lockhart will secure
a land plat of the area from a surveyor so
the Council can know the status of the land
in that area.
Mr. Drexel Tinker brought up the fact

that some local government employees are
receiving pay that is less than the minimum
for government employees. Mr. Cooper
wants all employees to be brought up to
the minimum. So some people will see
increases in their pay a nice Christmas

As we embark on the Yuletide
Season, we, the Central Abaco Dis-
trict Council, would like to take this
time to reflect on our many blessings
throughout this year
October presented a challenge for
the nation as we preparedfor the ar-
rival of Tropical Storm Noel. How-
we were spared the wrath of this natural di-
saster on Abaco and would like to take this time to
remember our brothers and sisters in the South-
east Bahamas who were not so fortunate.
This year we welcomed our new administrator,
Mr Cephas Cooper, and his assistant, Mrs. Mar-
garet Symmonette, to our District as well as two
new members in the Dundas Town Committee.
As you move about through your holiday fes-
tivities, we would like you to take this time to re-
member the less fortunate amongst us, the elderly,
the sick and shut-in and most of all, the Almighty
God, who is the reason that we celebrate this sa-
cred time ofyear
I pray Gods blessings on you that this will be
a safe holiday season and that you willfind your
way to the church of your choice.
Merry Christmas to you all!
Cubel Davis, Jr, Chief Councillor
Central Abaco District

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North Abaco News

AIDS Awareness
Church Service
By Vernique Russell
The first week in the month of Decem-
ber was declared AIDS Awareness Week.
The theme for this year awareness was
Stop AIDS: You Take the Lead. Through-
out The Bahamas AIDS Secretariat De-
partment has been educating the public
on HIV/AIDS. Abaco was not left out of
the education process and a special church
service was held among other events. The
church service was held at the Full Gospel
Assembly Church in Treasure Cay.
Over 7,000 persons in The Bahamas
are presently living with HIV/AIDS. The
largest group is young persons between the
ages of 15 and 29. Mrs. Sandy Edwards,
Chairperson of the Awareness Commit-
tee on Abaco, and her team gave those in
attendance an eye opening lesson as facts
were distributed and moments of reality
Mrs. Lenora Black, Abaco Superin-
tendent of Education, declared the week
officially launched. In her address she re-
flected on cases of HIV/AIDS deaths that
she had encountered during her career. She
informed the attendees that they are about
200 children in the school system that are
living with the disease. She further admon-
ished the students to take the information
seriously and be their brother's keeper.
Choose healthy lifestyles that will lead
to long life and take an active role in the
fight against AIDS. Senior Administrator
Cephas Cooper vowed his support to Mrs.
Edwards and her team to assist to educate
the public. He reminded the congrega-
tion that the choices we make have con-

sequences, be they good or bad. Students
from various schools gave speeches they
had written.
The most interesting moments were
when two persons who were living with
HIV shared their stories with the audience.
The young man told the audience that it
was the first time he had sexual inter-
course that he contracted the disease and
the other lady had contracted through a
series of events. The young man advised
parents to talk with their children, stating
that although his parents were preachers,
no one ever talked to him about sex. Today
he is an activist against discrimination for
people living with AIDS.
The keynote address was delivered by
Pastor Stafford Symonette, Senior Pastor
of of the church. His message was directly
geared towards the members, asking what
the they were doing about this crisis. He
charged that the members must stop talking
and start working as it is the responsibility
of the church to save, preserve and protect
its people.
The reality of this alarming crisis is
that we must unite and stop the spread of
AIDS. Each of us has a role to play in the
fight against HIV/AIDS and we must take
the lead.
New Businesses
By Vernique Russell
On December 8th Gabrielle's Gift Shop
will opened in the Lowe's Pharmacy Plaza
adjacent to Royal Bank. It will be carrying
a wide variety of perfume, make-up jew-
elry and authentic Coach Designers hand
bags. Store owner Gail McIntosh is opti-
mistic about the opening of the store and is
looking forward to serving you.

Nique's Hair & Nails Style Floft also
opened on December 8th in the Colina
Building next door to Epic Batteries. This
beauty salon will offer a variety of servic-
es. Only the best of the best will be avail-
able to serve you and meet all of your hair
care and nail needs. Nique's is owned and
managed by Mrs. Dominique Rolle. The
management and staff are looking forward
to hooking you up with your royal treat-
Burns House Relocates
By Vernique Russell
Spanky's Liquor Store in Treasure Cay
operated by Burns House has relocated. The
retail and wholesale liquor store that has
been in operation for over 10 years in the
Ossie Parker Building in Treasure Cay has
moved to the Kula building on the corner of
Treasure Cay and Sherlin Bootle Highway
opposite the Treasure Cay Primary School.
The business hours are still 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
and the inventory has increased. There is
now a larger variety of wines, beers and
other alcoholic beverages.

School News
Fox Town Parents Workshop
By Vernique Russell
The principal and staff of Fox Town
Primary School held a parents and teach-
ers workshop on November 17th to give
parents an in-depth look educationally,
socially and religiously into the school's
plans for their children. Dynamic speak-
ers for the workshop included Mrs. Lenora
Black, District Superintendent who spoke
on the educational aspect of the Ministry
of Education's plans for the school and the
requirements of parents.
Bishop Terrence Strachan of Life Gate
Ministries International addressed the role
of the church and its involvement in the
school and W/ Sgt. Johnson of the Fox
Town Police Station spoke about crime and
other social issues that affect the school.
Mrs. Sandy Edwards gave a presentation
on HIV/AIDS and its effect on society
since it was first detected in The Bahamas.

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She conducted an activity session the crisis
that we are faced with by HIV/AIDS to hit
little closer to home. Though the parental
participation was very poor, the informa-
tion that was disbursed was important and
appreciative by those who attended.
Fox Town Primary
Celebrates Thanksgiving
By Vernique Russell
The principal, staff and students of
Fox Town Primary along with parents
celebrated Thanksgiving Day in grand
style with a special assembly held on
November 21st. Students from grades
one through six competed in an essay
competition leading up to the day and
the winning essays were read at the as-
sembly. Mrs. Yvette McIntosh was the
special guest speaker for the assembly
and special prayers were offered for the
children. The thanksgiving assembly was
significant in that the playground was
dedicated. The school is now equipped

with a playground that allows the chil-
dren to enjoy recess to the fullest.
Math Workshop
By Vernique Russell
A math workshop was held on Novem-
ber 29th at the St. Simon by the Sea An-
glican Parish Hall. The workshop catered
to students of the upper primary school
levels (4-6) from schools throughout North
Abaco inclusive of Green Turtle Cay. The
workshop gave students an opportunity to
enhance their arithmetic skills. The work-
shop was hosted by the Ministry of Edu-
cation and personnel from the Ministry in
Special Events
By Vern Russell
A special assembly was held at the Trea-
sure Cay Primary School on November
28th in observance of the AIDS Awareness
Celebrations on Abaco. Students were edu-
cated on the dangers of HIV/AIDS and were
able to meet persons living with the disease.
Students learned of sexual crimes that can
result in their contracting the disease.

There was a HIV/AIDS Sensitization
held at the Sherlin Bootle High school on
November 29th during the school's month-
ly PTA meeting. The committee appealed
to the parents for their support and solidar-
ity and to help them realize the importance
of protecting themselves.
Basketball team visits Abaco
By Vernique Russell
The Sunland Baptist Stingers of Free-
port were on Abaco on November 23rd-
25th to raise funds for travel expenses as
they prepare to represent The Bahamas in

two tournaments in the United States and
to display the talent that they had recruited
from Abaco as almost half the team are
from Abaco. The events that were planned
did not turn the way it was expected but the
team was still able to show off their skills
and talents. They played a game during
the Abaco Basketball Association league
game night against the Abaco Central Blue
Marlins at the Ocean View Park in Dun-
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doing well in Daytona and Orlando. The
team was accompanied by two of their
coaches and a high school recruiter from
the United States. They stayed in Treasure
Cay and visited several of the other settle-
ments on the island.
Basketball Association
has returned
By Vernique Russell
The Abaco Basketball Association has
returned to North Abaco and games will
once again be hosted in Treasure Cay. It
has been quite awhile since the ABA has
visited us and we are grateful to have them
back among us again.
On November 17th the league hosted
three exciting games at the Don Corbett
basketball court in Treasure Cay and the
featured the Youth In Action versus Trea-
sure Cay Youth Club, St. Thomas versus
Junior Crusaders and Full Gospel Crusad-
ers Senior versus Sherlin Bootle.
At the end of the night the Youth in Action
team of Marsh Harbour won their division.
The other winners were
the Junior Crusaders and
the Senior Crusaders.
Residents in the North
came to be a part of the
family fun-filled night.
Residents are very grate-
ful to once again be able
to enjoy an exciting game
of basketball without
having to drive to Dun-
das Town and our play-
ers are thankful for the The Women's Mi
home court advantage, party to raise for

Church News
Church hosts Tea Party
By Vernique Russell
The Women's Ministry of Full Gospel
Assembly hosted a Down Home Style Tea
Party to raise funds for transportation. The
Tea Party was held at the residence of Mr.
and Mrs. Ornald Cornish in Treasure Cay
on November 24th. This worthy cause
brought together people from all walks
of life and denomination that were enter-
tained through skits, dance, poetry, a hat
fashion show, song selections and a silent
People came to be a part of this memo-
rable event. There was lots of food, sweets
and treats. Authentic Bahamian gifts were
auctioned including beautiful straw work,
handmade jewelry and other items. Super-
intendent of the Assemblies of God in the
Bahamas and Turks and Caicos Islands,
Mr. Patrick Paul and his wife, and other
distinguished guest attended. The event was
declared a success and the first of many
more to come. The organizers headed by
Mrs. Melvern Cornish wishes to express

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nistry of the Full Gospel Assemby held a tea

her sincere appreciation for all those who
made the event a grand success.
Zion Baptist Fundraiser
By Vernique Russell
Zion Baptist in Fox Town hosted a
fair on December 8 at the church to raise
funds for their church building. The funds
will help rebuild their church that was de-
stroyed by the rage of Hurricanes Francis
and Jeanne.
Battle of the Choirs
By Vernique Russell
On December 22nd the place to be will
be Revival Time Pentecostal Church in
Crown Haven for the battle of the churches.
This event will be staged to bring together
church choirs and soloists to display their
talents and abilities for the chance to be
crowned the best in the north. Organizers
are looking forward to staging an exciting
and fun-filled night for the entire family. If
you think you got what it takes, sign up for
your opportunity to be crowned champion.
Revival in the park
By Vernique Russell
Pastor Miriam Emmanuel of Good Sa-
maritans Ministries in Nassau along with
ministers from their church held three
nights of revival services at Ingraham's
Park in Cooper's Town. Pastor Miriam, a
daughter of the soil, encouraged, rebuked
and chastised the people who to the ser-
vices. Her message throughout the revival
was holiness, encouraging those in atten-
dance to live a life of holiness and return to
pray. Trust God and be sincere about the
commitment that they have made to Him.
Pastor Emmanuel appreciates all who sup-
ported the services and encouraged all be-
lievers to serve the Lord.

End Time Harvest
District Convention
By Vernique Russell
Bishop Tyrone Mills along with the
officers and members of End Time Har-
vest Ministries in Crown Haven hosted
its 11th Annual District Convention at the
church on November 12th-18th. Under
the theme For the Glory of God, services
were held nightly. Speakers for the con-
vention included Pastor Bridgette Mills
of Cities of Refuge in Treasure Cay,
Pastor Samuel Cornish of Change Min-
istries in Murphy Town, Pastor Cardinal
McIntosh of Freeport Family Fellowship
Center and Min. Christine Curry of New
Hope Baptist Church in Mount Hope.
People were inspired, hearts were chal-
lenged and change was present as God
was made the focus of the services.
The communities of North Abaco con-
gratulate Bishop Mills and his congrega-
tion on their 11lth District Convention.
We pray that you will continue to be
faithful to the work that God has chosen
you for and that you won't get tired in
well doing but rather keep pressing for
the mark of the high calling in Christ Je-
sus. Once again, congratulation for a job
well done!
Ordination and
Thanksgiving Service
By Vernique Russell
Pastor Bridgette Thurston-Mills along
with the members of Cities of Refuge Non-
Denominational and Restoration Ministries
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ber 2nd when it will officially merge under
the leadership of Bishop Tyrone Mills. The
service will include an ordination and in-
stallation of members into their positions
as officers and a service of thanksgiving.
Prior to the special service, a week of ser-
vices will be held at the church in Treasure
Cay which will be the venue for the special


People News
New Arrival It's A Boy
By Vernique Russell
The communities of North Abaco wel-
come little Odell Cox, Jr. to the big world,
born on November 20th in New Provi-
dence. He is the latest addition to the fam-
ily of Mr. and Mrs. Odell Cox of Cooper's
Town. Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs.
Cox on the arrival of their bundle of joy.

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A special welcome is extended to Insp.
Kenry Stubbs, who is posted at the Marsh
Police Station. We hope that his time here
with us be a productive and fruitful one and
that he will be committed to loyalty, integ-
rity and trust as he labors among us. We
welcome him to the island of Abaco!
Merry Christmas
By Vernique Russell
Special Christmas greetings are extended
to everyone in North Abaco. It is my prayer

that this Christmas brings you lots of good
cheers and joy. Remember that Jesus is the
reason for the season and keep Him as the
focus of your celebration. Take time out
of your busy schedule to visit the church
of your choice and spend time with your
family. May every gift unwrap a smile and
joy to each recipient and most of all, be
reminded of children that are not as fortu-
nate as you this Christmas. Give and share
and help someone else to have a merry
Christmas. God bless you and be with you
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North Abaco!

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

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

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

ExumaVacant Property

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

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

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

New Providence Properties

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

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

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

EleutheraVacant Property

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

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

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Schools given

Internet service
By Julian Lockhart
Out Island Internet (OII) and Computer Cre-
ations continue to give back to the community
of Abaco as they are donating the equipment
for full wireless internet access at the Marsh
Harbour Community Library and full wireless
internet service as well.
The two companies will each supply the
equipment to set up the internet access and OII
will supply the internet service for free. OII
owner Christopher Claridge said children on
Abaco who are less fortunate will be able to do
school research and have internet access avail-
able to them.
Presently OII supplies internet service to
three schools on Abaco free of charge (Every
Child Counts, St. Francis de Sales and Guana
Cay All Age). They will give free internet ser-
vice to any school on Abaco that wants it. If the
wires are already run at the school, they will
even donate the basic router equipment. But
if it takes a lot of setting up, they will charge
the school only the cost price for all the equip-
Mr. Claridge said, "It was our way of giv-
ing back to the community. We know that in
some of the areas some of the kids are not as
fortunate to be able to have computers or in-
ternet access. This was our way of being able
to help the kids out to learn how to research.
Any school that we can get service to, we will
give wireless to. We have wireless service from
Green Turtle Cay all the way down to Cherokee
and for the dial-up services, anywhere there is
a decent phone line we will give the service. As
long as the kids are using the computer strictly
for school work, they can come in and use the
computers at our office. If they need to do re-
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For the first time since the settlement
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The event was organized by the Murphy
Town Beautification Committee, headed
by Ms. Millie Dawkins, and took place at
the Burial Society that had been recently
painted and decorated for the occasion. The
grounds had been cleared and landscaped
to accommodate the sitting arrangement.
Over 100 people gathered for the event
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a cool, perfect evening for the ceremony
which took place outside.
Under the orchestration of MC, Pas-
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Church, the audience was treated to prayers,
remarks, season's wishes and Scripture
reading. The Bluff Point Choir sang several
songs and the Dawkins Sisters sang carols.
A short sermon was delivered by Rev. "Ju-
nior" Bert Williams.
The function included the announce-

ment of the Best Kept Yards competition.
Nine people received a plum tree and a pair
of gardening gloves for participating in the
competition. The first place winner, Mrs.
Paula Rolle, was handed a check for $350,
compliments of the Murphy Town Chair-
man, Mr. Cubel Davis. The second place
winner, Mrs. Gwen Carey, received a check
for $250 from Mr. Bryan Thompson, com-
pliments of First Caribbean Bank. The third
prize winner, Mrs. Jocelyn Bootle, received
a gift certificate from AID.
The highlight of the evening was the
lighting of the official Christmas Tree by
the oldest resident of Murphy Town, Rev.
Roland Swain, who had the crowd rolling
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The event ended with more singing by the
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School Observed Thanksgiving

By Samantha V. Evans
On November 29th the students and staff
of Central Abaco Primary School paused
to give God thanks for all of His blessings
upon them. The theme for this ceremony
was Great Is Thy Faithfulness. Each grade
level prepared a piece that spoke of sharing,
giving and giving thanks. Students sang
songs or recited poetry while other preferred
to dramatize and others simply enjoyed just
being spectators. The message delivered by
the students was clearly about treating oth-
ers the way you want to be treated because
as they beautifully depicted; people treat
you the way you treat them.
The guest speaker for the day was Pas-
tor Ezekial McIntosh, who commended
the students for doing such a wonderful
job praising God. He told them that they

should always praise God. He believes that
God has been faithful to our country over
many generations and He will continue to
be faithful in the future, he predicted.
He told the youth that they are living in
a critical time so it is important that they
continue to praise the Lord and keep his
Word. This includes them keeping his com-
mandments and honoring their parents. He
told them to always remember that God will
never fail them if they call on Him.
The best decorated box competition was
won by one of the Grade 4 classes and the
class to bring in the most items was one of
the Grade 5 classes. The students will be
treated to something 'yummie' and given
a trophy respectively. The items collected
will be distributed to persons in need in-
cluding the islands affected by Tropical
Storm Noel.

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

BAHAMAS VACATIONS 100+ private Out
Island homes, resorts, villas for rent. Free list-
ing. Call 1-800-462-2426
http://www.bahamasvacations. com
Casuarina Point 3 bdr/ 2 bath, gorgeous sea
views. Ph 577-0061
Central Pines Estates, 2 bed/ 1 bath, newly
furnished, washer & drier, split unit A/C, Phone
and cable ready. Fenced-in grassed yard. Ready
now. First, last & security to move in. Call
Bemadette Hall on 367-0699 for applicaton
Great Cistern 2 br 1 bath apt, Beautifully
furnished, $1500 per month. Ph 225-1697 or
Great Cistern waterfront 3 bedroom, 3 bath,
furnished, available Jan. 08. $2100/month. FLS
Ph. 305-896-3223
Hope Town Specialist. A collection of upscale
homes with pools, private docks, etc., ideal
for special occasions, reunions, honeymoons.
Hope Town Hideaways 242-366-0224 or hope-
town. com

Marsh Harbour Regattas condo upscale
1,150 sq. ft. 2 bed 2 bath beachfront apartment.
Quality built interior, modem, luxury amenities.
$2,800 p/m. Call 367-5046
Marsh Harbour, 2 bed/ 2 bath, brand new,
unfurnished, located off Stede Bonnet Drive.
Price $1200/ mo. Call 357-6608 cell/ Treco
Marsh Harbour Townhouse, new, large 2 bed,
2 1/2 bath tastefully furnished, central air, with
beautfiul harbor view, in heart of Marsh Har-
bour, very near Abaco Beach Resort Hotel and
Marina and close to all restaurants, nightlife,
car and boat rentals. Only $1500/ month. Call
359-6455 or 362-1021
Sweeting Village, Marsh Harbour, newly
refurbished/ fully furnished, 2 bed/ 2 bath, gen-
erator, well water/ RO system, water softener,
8' wooden fenced backyard enclosure, 50' patio
in back yard, storage house. $2,200/ mo. Must
see to appreciate. Call 357-6608 cell/ Treco
Near Treasure Cay 2 bed, 2 bath, furnished
waterfront cottage. $1,000 per month. 365-
8506/ 365-8582

Blackwood, Abaco, 3 cottages, all rented.
$330,000 net Call 359-6234 or 365-8622 after

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

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

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

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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
If this is you, please call us at 366-0023 for an appointment or
further information.

Position Available

St. Francis Student Places

Second in Essay Competition

By Samantha V. Evans
During National Women's Week an es-
say competition was held which was open
to all students enrolled in all junior and se-
nior high schools. The title given for the es-
say was Imagine you are a woman in The
Bahamas in the 1950s who is working to
gain voting rights for women. By research-
ing on the Internet and in history books,
describe your work and how you would try
to persuade others to join your cause. Two
students were entered from St. Francis:
Paytan Stubbs in grade seven and Whitney

McIntosh in grade ten. The students were
required to enter their essay prior to No-
vember 2nd. This was when the winners
were announced. Paytan Stubbs placed sec-
ond in category 1, the grade 7 to 9 category.
McIntosh did well but was not selected for
one of the top three prizes.
Paytan's essay was judged on research,
organization, originality, creativity, gram-
mar and presentation of the piece. She wrote
about being a part of the National Women's
Suffrage Movement fighting for women to
be allowed to vote. She spoke of being in the

company of great Bahamian women such as
Dame Doris Johnson and Mary Ingraham.
Their group took to the streets every Tues-
day as they marched in protest of them not
being allowed to vote. As more and more
women joined the group, their voice be-
came louder until they received a call from
the Hon. Robert "Bobby" Symonette, who
finally gave them a chance to present their
concerns to the Magistrates Court. Dame
Doris Johnson spoke onbehalf of the group,
and they made a lasting mark in history that
cannot be erased.
As we all know, women can now vote in
any area they chose to thanks to the brav-
ery and courage of the women mentioned
above who stood against opposition and
bleak times as they believed in the cause for

which they fought.
Paytan scored high scores in all areas
resulting in her claiming the second place
spot. She went to Nassau on November
23rd at which time she, along with the other
top contestants, met with the Hon. Loretta
Butler-Turner, who spoke with them. She
told them that the competition was stiff so
for them to place in the top three spots, they
really did well. She presented them with
their trophies and prizes after which all of
the first place winners were treated to lunch
with the Minister. Paytan received a trophy
and a gift certificate to travel on the fast
ferry to any destination they travel.

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

New Vision Ministries

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

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

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

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

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


ervice directory

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




Marble Granite Ceramic
Porcelain Mud Work Kitchens
Bathrooms Entire Home
Larrp LOWE
eL CI : 477-5966
Office: 367-0630

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

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

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


Troy P itchard Technician
'The est in fPest!!!
SHope 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

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

Passion Flower
S 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

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Its about capturlngmomentsl

Tel 1-242544-295
Emai booB319@hobnmal.com


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ibaco Print Shop
Abaco Shopping Center
Tel: 367-3202 Fax: 367-3201


Russett's Fashions



Kid's Clothes Ladies' Clothes Victoria's Secrets
Gift Baskets Perfume Sets Accessories Hand Bags
Toys & Games (Checkers, Bingo, etc.)

Havea Merry Christmas&a Prosperous NewYear!
Located in the B&L Building facing Royal Bank Tel: 367-3244

*Business Cards

dItems for llU Com UVi L Ill BllL

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

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

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

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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

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-
00 Suzuki Baleno $4,500 OBO Call 559-

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

13' Boston Whaler Dauntless w/ center con-
sole, 50 HP Mariner outboard, good condition,
in White Sound, Elbow Cay. $4,500. Call 386-
673-4450 or email bill@wrarmstrongpa.com
16' Hobie Cay with trailer, ready to sail.
$1,500 Ring James at 366-2023
17' Key West crawfishing boat, center console
w/ 90 HP Mercury outboard with 100 hrs on
engine. $11,000 Call 359-6574

8i' Fiberglass w/ 55 Mariner. in excellent
condtion and great for crawfishing, etc. Call
366-2071 for price
19.5' Spanish Wells built boat 3 yrs. old,
115 HP 4 stroke Yamaha. Ready to fish. Call


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

23' Mako 140 HP Mercury, low hours. 10,000.
Contact National Marine for details 367-2326
S-f1.1 1-
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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
25' Sea Cat 1999, twin 130 HP Evinrudes,
2006, alum. trailer, all accessories included.
$40,000 Call 359-6574
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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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26' 1999 Regulator, Twin 225hp Evinrude
ETEC motors. 1 year old, very low hours, 2
years left on warranty. T-top with outriggers,
rocket launcher seat, hydraulic steering, fresh
and saltwater washdown, livewell, trim tabs,
VHF radio, running lights, DUTY PAID. Fast,
smooth, exceptionally dry ride. Surprisingly
good on gas. Great for fishing or family cruis-
ing. $56,000. Call Jeff 366-0282

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

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

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

Tickets Open
Brochures 9am 5pm
Certificates Mon. Fri.
NCR Forms
Photo Scanning
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Happy Holidays !!!

During this season of yuletide cheer the Executive Manage-
ment of The Bahamas Telecommunications Company Limited
would like to express our gratitude to you our valued customers
for your loyalty and continued patronage in 2007.
This year has been very successful for us at BTC. We intro-
duced GSM service to seven family islands with our "Gone
Global" campaign. As a result Ragged Island, Rum Cay,
Inagua, Exuma, Long Island, Andros and Berry Islands are all
now able to have the benefit of crystal clear voice and data on
demand through the use of one wireless instrument, the Black-
berry. We also launched "One Card", a universal phone card
with $5 and $10 denominations for both TDMA and GSM cus-
BTC was awarded the prestigious title "Company of the
Year" by the IAAP. Our Chief Information Officer, Mrs.
Nickola Dawkins was also awarded the "Boss of the Year" from
the IAAP as well. Our Junior Achievement Companies in New
Providence, Grand Bahama and Abaco won "Company of the
Year". J.A. Advisor Barry Wilmott was awarded "Executive
Advisor" and Deborah Hall in New Providence and Eleanor
Lewis in Grand Bahama were awarded "Advisor of the Year".
The New Providence J.A. President won "President of the
Year". BTC New Providence JA Company set a number of re-
cords and Achievers received a number of awards.
Kenyon Basden one of our Advisors with the Technical Cadets
Corps Program won "Technical Advisor of the Year".
BTC presented four full college scholarships to Technical
Cadet Corps participants in New Providence and one full schol-
arship in Grand Bahama.
BTC Team CARIFTA won an astounding ninety eight
medals of which forty two were gold at the games in Jamaica
and Turks and Caicos.earlier this year.

The ravages of Tropical Storm Noel left our customers in
Long Island without land-line service. BTC knew that was a
time that families and friends needed to maintain communica-
tion and we placed a Twenty Dollar cell phone credit on all
mobile customers' phones as this was the only form of commu-
nication on the island at the time.
In 2008 we will continue with this same thread of excellence
and spirit of community. We intend to provide you with new
products and services improve our customers' services to en-
hance your overall customer experience.
As Christmas is usually a time of deep introspection, we
would like to encourage friends and family members to come to-
gether and create deeper bonds. This time usually invokes our
spirit of community and caring for our fellow brothers and sis-
ters. As we deck the halls this Christmas season let us remember
to give to those among us that are not so fortunate.
On behalf of the Management and Staff of The Bahamas
Telecommunications Company Limited, we wish you a safe
Christmas holiday, and we promise that in 2008 we will perse-
vere to ensure that we will create an atmosphere where your re-
ality at BTC exceeds your expectation.

Pw Sign up for i -Connect
Hi- Speed Internet this Christmas
& recieve a free modem

WBTC 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.

Ir. Leon Williams
President & CEO

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