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Ab/aconian


Abaco's Most Complete Newspaper

VOLUME 14, NUMBER 19, OCTOBER 1st, 2007


Abaco's booming economy will continue

Fourth Abaco Business Outlook showcased a healthy economy


The fourth Abaco Business Outlook featured a speech by Deputy Prime Minister, the Hon. Brent Symonette, who praised Abaco for
a very iun.ailyb economy. He outlined some of the infrastrural projects that Abaco can anticipate during the next few years. These
include a greatly improved airport facility, an administrative complex including a new police station, a mini hospital and a new
power station with more capacity 5/wn' here are Mr. Edison Key, MP for South Abaco, who spoke about the goals of BAIC;
Mrs. Joan Albury, President of The Counsellors who organized the event; Min. Symonette; and Mr. Chris Roberts, representing
the Abaco ChObliTr, of Commerce who spoke about the specific challenges that Abaco is facing.


The fourth annual Abaco Business Out-
look was held on September 20 at New
Vision Ministries in Marsh Harbour. The
theme for this year's event, Growth by De-
sign, was discussed by a variety of speak-
ers from the government and the private
sector. The speakers brought out various
aspects of the need for long range planning
including economic projections, entrepre-
neurship, innovation and human resources.
More than 100 people attended the day-
long event. These represented many gov-
ernment agencies including administrators,
tourism, social services, customs, agricul-
ture, education as well as bankers, business
people, high school students and many oth-
ers from the public and private sectors.
The keynote speaker was the Hon. Brent
Symonette, Deputy Prime Minister, who
spoke about the economic outlook for Ab-
aco. He outlined the major factors of our
economy Details of his talk are on page 4.
MP Key spoke of Family
Island opportunities
Mr. Edison Key, MP for South Abaco,
spoke on A National Mission: Create More
Entrepreneurs. He felt that the future of
The Bahamas is in the Family Islands and

Please see Outlook Page 2


PUC will hear customer complaints


The Public Utilities Commission will be
holding meetings on Abaco on September
26 to 28 to meet with licensees, consumers
and the public. This is the chance for Aba-
conians to express themselves about ser-
vices that they receive from the telephone,
radio and internet providers. The Commis-
sion will hear suggestions and complaints
about service problems.
The schedule is as follows:
The PUC staff will be at the Minis-
try of Tourism Training Center in Marsh
Harbour on September 26-28 from 9 a.m.


to 5 p.m.
The PUC staff will be in Cooper's
Town at the Court House on September 27
from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The PUC staff will hold a general in-
formation meeting at the Anglican Church
Hall in Marsh Harbour on September 27
from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
The PUC staff will be in Sandy Point
at the Commissioners' Office on Septem-
ber 28 from 10 a.m. 2 p.m.
This is the time for individuals to voice
complaints about service problems.


Abaco has satisfied the qualifying requirements to be officially part of the Keep Amer-
ica Beauatiful program. Mrs. Sue Smith presented Mr. Edison Key, MP for South
Abaco, the plaque that confirmed Abaco an official member -i in/i Mr. Don Cornish,
Director of the Abaco Tourist office, looks on. Tourism in conjunction with Friends of
the Environment will continue the clean up program.
By Mirella santillo community improvement, beautification
The Keep Abaco Beautiful program and waste reduction. While having in
was launched at the beginning of the year
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Schooner Bay developers held

employment meetings


On September 19 Mr. Kevin Main held a meeting in Sandy Point to ap praise the
residents about the proposed development for Schooner Bay. The main goal was to
develop a labour force of about 40 construction workers for the initial work. The
twenty-year project eventually may employ over 500 persons. The response from the
audience was quite positive. Mr. Main hopes that initial work can begin before the
end of the year. The project has been approved in principle. See story on page 16.


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Page 2 A The Abaconian October 1, 2007

Outlook examined challenges facing Abaco


Outlook From Page 1
urged young Bahamians to consider the op-
portunities in the Family Islands. He en-
couraged young people to look to the Fam-
ily Islands, particularly if they have a claim
to generation property.
He stressed the need for The Bahamas
to increase the amount of farming in the is-
lands. Presently, the country spends about
$500 million importing food each year. If
The Bahamas could produce $200 million,
it would make a big difference to the Baha-
mian economy.
Mr. Key is Chairman of the Bahamas
Agricultural and Industrial Corporation
that has the responsibility for helping small
and medium sized businesses develop and
grow. His goal is "to make a huge dif-
ference in the lives of Bahamians. BAIC
is putting all of its resources in place to
ensure that small and medium-sized enter-
prises take their rightful place as drivers of
the national economy.
Mr. Key mentioned that Nassau is past
its prime which he felt was detrimental to
the tourism industry. He wants to see it
cleaned up and preserved. He said that the
country needs new centers of commerce.
Challenges as seen by the
Abaco Chamber of Commerce
Mr. Chris Roberts, Chamber of Com-
merce Director, discussed some of the
problems facing Abaco as it grows and the
great need for better planning. He would
like to see a group visualize Abaco 50 years
from now and make appropriate plans.
Eventually, the highways and other roads
will have to be widened but growing con-
gestion along the roads will prohibit this.
He would like to see the highways kept as
thoroughfares without clogging them up


Everyone was pleased to see Mr. Jack Thoa
Road Traffic Controller, back on Abaco as n
fourth Abaco Business Outlook. He is show
Joan Albury of The Counsellors and Mr. Die
President of the Bahamas CihaiilT, of Comm
with businesses lining the roadsides.
Mr. Roberts brought out that Abaco
does not have control over its own destiny.
Decisions are made in Nassau that are often
poorly thought out. He gave as an example
the new well field south of Marsh Harbour
installed adjacent to the highway. This will
inhibit the town from growing in that di-
rection, the only direction that Marsh Har-
bour can grow. Another example are the
restrictive speed limits that are appropriate
for Nassau. They are imposed on us and
are not right for Abaco's highways.
Mr. Roberts mentioned the ferry situ-
ation and inadequate parking at Crossing
Beach; however, no solution is under con-
sideration for this serious situation.
Another constant problem is that of lit-
tering. People who litter he felt should face
court charges.
Mr. Roberts suggested that traffic of-
fences should be ticketed to simplify the
process. Then a payment could be made.
Presently a summons is delivered person-


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ally and all parties must
show up in court.
Mr. Roberts men-
tioned the poor service
offered by the public
utilities. Internet ser-
vice is very haphazard,
and postal service is
unreliable. Plans for
the terminal building
for the Marsh Harbour
airport have not been
posted. Visitors now
mpson, pisialKy, have to stand out in
moderator for the the rain or hot sun af-
vn here with Ms. ter being cleared for a
gnisio D'Aguilar, departing flight because
erce. there is no accommoda-
tion inside a building
for them.
Second homeowners are acknowledged
to be the driving force of our economy.
They have created the banking, construc-
tion and retail business market on Abaco.
Yet, for all our success, we are considered
the outside child by Nassau. Abaconians
are self reliant and do much for themselves.
However, there are some things we cannot
do. The reins are still in Nassau's hands.
Local government, when first elected,
kept national politics out. However, our
experience has been that Nassau has not
supported Local Government adequately.
Mr. Roberts now suggests that we should
go through our Member of Parliament,
Mr. Edison Key, to accomplish our larger
goals. He felt that we need to do better
planning; we need more Nassau support
and we need more transparency in govern-
ment.
Mr. Roberts brought out the fact that
Abaco towns need more parks and land


should be set aside for parks. This land
should be sized suitable for accommodat-
ing playing fields, tennis, swimming pools
and the land should be set aside now even
if the parks are not developed now.
Zoning was another area that Mr. Rob-
erts mentioned. Central Pines Estates was
established for single family residences.
However, now half the homes are duplexes
and triplexes. Zoning maintains standards
and should be upheld.
Growth should be balanced with envi-
ronment protection. Our main industry,
tourism, is centered around our environ-
ment.
The lack of continuity in Local Govern-
ment was brought out. He suggested that
the Town Committee and Council members
could be elected on a staggered schedule.
Mr. Roberts felt that our schools should
offer more vocational training so the stu-
dents would have a skill when they leave
school.
An Outsider's View
Mr. Richard Kermode is the Senior
Vice-President of American Bridge Com-
pany and first worked on Abaco in 1969 at
Treasure Cay. American Bridge has con-
structed some of the larger projects in The
Bahamas.
These in-
clude Cast-
away Cay
and the
freight dock
in Marsh
Harbour on
Abaco. It
is currently Mr. Richard Kermode

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Page 4 A The Abaconian October 1, 2007


Dep. Prime Minister addresses Business Outlook


The Hon. Brent Symonette, Deputy
Prime Minister, gave the keynote address
at the fourth Abaco Business Outlook. He
began by telling the audience that today we
have a a globalized economy, regulated
to a great extent by trade agreements and
that is increasingly competitive. We must
be informed, technologically savvy and
up to date with changing requirements.
Growth by design implies planning, and
planning takes into account the needs of
the community. Any development needs
to be sustainable and be well planned,
well financed, and capably directed.
Min. Symonette hoped that this group
would come up with ideas on how to meet
the challenges of doing business in The
Bahamas. These would include reducing
bureaucratic delays, increasing access to
technology improving standards and en-
hancing efficiencies in our economy.
Abaco is a major employment center
for Bahamians and is experiencing a re-
verse migration. Families are returning to
Abaco from Nassau and Grand Bahama.
Abaco is on its way to even greater levels
of development.
Min. Symonette mentioned that Abaco
has a thriving vacation and second home
sector, vibrant small resort sector, strong
marine resources and an agricultural sec-
tor with great potential. The result is a
healthy retail sector and a professional
sector that includes real estate, legal and
banking services. Abaco's economy is
based on many small to medium sized
resorts, second homes, agricultural con-
cerns, and many local businesses sup-
port these major industries. Abaco has
a healthy diversified economy, one that
could be replicated throughout the coun-
try.


A b a c o
fishermen
have done
well for
many years
particularly
in harvesting
crawfish for
commercial
purposes. Hon. Brent Symonette
Fishermen
of Abaco will be consulted by govern-
ment concerning the proposed changes to
the fisheries regulations that are now be-
ing considered.
Mr. Symonette said that Abaco's
growth has been anticipated. That is why
government developed the Marsh Har-
bour port, the most expensive infrastruc-
tural development on any of the Family
Islands. That is why government opened
up the Central Pines Estates. Government
will continue to add benefits which will
include a hospital, a police and govern-
ment administrative complex, all in Cen-
tral Abaco. Both the Marsh Harbour and
Treasure Cay airports will be upgraded
including the terminals. A new power
station is under consideration as well as
solid waste disposal facilities.
More than 50 years ago, long range
planners felt that tourism and financial
services were the best areas for The Ba-
hamas to pursue. Government is still
considering the most beneficial types of
development that are best for the country.
However, it is no longer just government
that makes the decisions but the involve-
ment of the local communities.
Min. Symonette reminded the group
that Local Government was introduced
in 1996 as part of this involvement but


now needs to be improved. During that
same time government passed the Hotels
Act and the Hotels Encouragement Act
that gives customs concessions to owners
of small hotels and small resorts. Gov-
ernment approved a larger development
on Exuma, the Emerald Bay Hotel and
Golf Resort. It created employment op-
portunities, but he felt that this brought
major changes too quickly and disrupted
the normal social pattern. But the large
developments on Abaco, the Abaco Club
at Winding Bay and Baker's Bay Golf
and Ocean Club, have not been disrup-
tive. Government is studying all these de-
velopments so it does not make the same
mistakes. For example, government does
not feel that every development requires a
golf course and marina. It will study these
issues further.
Government is committed to allowing
new opportunities but is also committed
to protecting our environment. It favors
developments that will provide oppor-
tunities for Bahamians: professional,
skilled and unskilled. Those considering
a proposed development must look at the
preservation of the environment as well
as providing opportunities for the people.
He said that government is not interested
in mega projects that will be detrimental
to our overall well being. Proposed proj-
ects are carefully considered and govern-
ment will not approve more projects than
the local community can support. Since
1995 29 projects have been approved for
Abaco but only seven have materialized.
Government studies the proposed projects
carefully. It will be paying more attention
to protecting the coastal areas.
This government is determined to stop
the assault on the environment including


excavation of hills, filling wetlands and
dredging sand.
Another area Mr. Symonette mentioned
was the educational system. Government
is committed to improving the educational
and training levels of the students. This
is being given the highest priority by the
government. It wants students to stay in
school, then go into internships, and job
training so students can enter the work
force better prepared.
The FNM promised to reduce bu-
reaucratic obstacles for businesses, to
have closer association between tourism
and other sectors of the economy and to
change the licensing process to provide
for a single business licence with very
few exceptions, perhaps professional
services. Government may include other
tourist-related businesses under the Hotel
Encouragement Act. These may include
restaurants and recreational businesses.
Government is committed to listening
to the views of the people of Abaco and
all other areas of The Bahamas. Howev-
er, at times it may make decisions that are
contrary to the views of some people if it
is in the best interest of the country. Gov-
ernment will consider the social impact of
large development on sparsely populated
areas.
The Bahamas has 17 ports of entry.
At present the Abaco airports come un-
der the jurisdiction of Civil Aviation.
Government is expecting to change this
so that the two international airports are
privatized.
Min. Symonette closed by saying that
if the economy is to continue to grow, we
must embrace the idea of planning for de-
velopment.


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October 1, 2007 The Abaconian Page 5 A


Abaco was praised for its tourism product


One of the speakers at the Fourth Busi-
ness Outlook held on September 20 was
Ms. Vernice Walkine, Director General of
the Ministry of Tourism, who spoke about
the redevelopment of tourism in the Fam-
ily Islands. The world is changing rapidly
as technology is developing. In the past
our tourism economy was seasonal and ap-
pealed mostly to affluent visitors. But now
it is much more a year-round business and
is very competitive with countries around
the world. We have sun, sand and sea but
so do many other destinations. Now there
are even indoor artificial beaches such as
in Japan. So we must be very competi-
tive.
Tourism has begun a new program, My
Bahamas Let's make it better again, that
will involve Bahamians to all work toward
bettering our product.
Ms. Walkine mentioned the new re-
quirement that all US citizens must have
passports before they can reenter the US.
This means that we no longer have an ad-
vantage over many other countries glob-
ally.
The new visitor is well traveled and
more discerning and more demanding than
in the past. They want value for their mon-
ey and also want to be wowed. People now
use the internet to get information. They
book their flights, their hotels, their tours
all online. All businesses catering to vaca-
tioners must attract them now through the
internet to be competitive. By 2010 The
Bahamas will have 5000 additional rooms,
mostly upscale. Of this number 70 percent
will be non-traditional residential type ac-
commodations.
Abaco is a leader in Family Island tour-
ism. It continues to have the highest re-
peat visitor percentages. These visitors are


very likely to
return and
very likely to
recommend
Abaco to
their friends.
For the half
of 2007.
Abaco had
63,000 visi- Ms. Vemice Walkine

tors that stayed an average of nine nights.
Ms. Walkine felt that Abaco had the best
tourism balance of any place in the coun-
try. Abaco's homeowners are committed
to coming for the long term, not for short-
term speculation.
Abaco has several factors in its favor.
It has a diverse economy. There are three
key areas, the cays, Marsh Harbour and
Treasure Cay. The economy is private
sector driven. It has a close relationship
with Florida. And the business community
has a take-charge attitude.
Government needs to provide basic in-
frastructure and public service. Abaco has
shown that big is not better but a good mix
can work well.
Tourism analyzes the Immigration de-
parture cards and gains much information
from them. The main reasons that visitors
come are for the beaches, for water-related
activities such as sailing, diving, deep sea
fishing and for visiting friends and rela-
tives. Marsh Harbour and Treasure Cay
need to work to have a higher percentage
of visitors recommending Abaco to others.
Almost half of our visitors stay in private
homes, apartments or condos while less
than a quarter stay in hotels. Others come
by boat.
Abaco has a very high percentage of re-
peat visitors who stay far longer than first


time visitors. Most come from the US and
more specifically Florida.
Ms. Walkine brought out the fact that
Abaco has increased its visitor nights by
123,700 between the first half of 2000 and
the first half of 2007. Most of this increase
came from the US, primarily Florida, the
Carolinas, California and Georgia. Most
of these nights were spent in houses and
apartments and most of these visitors
were affluent with incomes of $75,000 or
more.
Ms. Walkine mentioned several chal-
lenges that Abaco faces. These include the
following:
Although Abaco has 200,000 cruise
passenger who come to Castaway Cay, at
this time these do not contribute much to
the business economy of the island.
The Marsh Harbour airport is inad-
equate and the runway and terminal need
to be replaced.
Infrastructure needs upgrading. This
includes roads, traffic signs, upgrading
ferry services.


Effective control of stray animals
Affordable housing for imported do-
mestic workers
Removal of derelict vehicles and
roadside mechanics from S.C. Bootle
Highway
Ms. Walkine would like to see more
Bahamian ownership as tourism develops.
She urged Abaconians to plan and con-
trol its growth. She felt that the people
here could do it and have the will to get
things done.
Ms. Walkine discussed branding. This,
she explained, makes us of the specific
characteristics of an island that make it
unique with a distinct personality. Tourism
wants to develop this concept to promote
the various islands as distinct destinations.
Presently, the world perceives The Baha-
mas as Nassau. But by branding, Tourism
hopes to pull away from competing desti-
nations.


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Focus will be on anti-littering and clean-up


KAB From Page 1
mind the protection of the environment
and controlling the negative economic
impact related to poor grounds keeping,
the ulterior motif was to associate with a
more powerful neighbor to keep the proj-
ect afloat.
Mrs. Sue Smith of Keep America
Beautiful visited Abaco at the beginning
of the year and had given a number of
assignments, mostly regarding littering,
to be completed in order to be able to
join the parent organization. Under the
coordination of Ms. Bernadette Hall,
active campaigning took place to bring
awareness to the litter problem to stu-
dents in all the schools and to communi-
ties through local government and other
governmental institutions such as Urban
Renewal.
Mrs. Smith, accompanied by her hus-
band, Mr. Jim Smith, returned to Marsh
Harbour on September 14th to present
to sponsors of the Keep Abaco Beautiful
campaign a well deserved Certificate of
Affiliation by Keep America Beautiful.
The presentation took place at the new
location of Friends of the Environment
which works jointly with Tourism in the
Keep Abaco Beautiful program. Repre-
sentatives of the Ministry of Tourism
and of Friends attended the event, made
all the more official by the presence of
MP for South Abaco, Mr. Edison Key.
Mrs. Smith reminded the audience that
work had already be done such as orga-
nizational tasks and keeping with the rec-
ommendation that the schools be involved
in Keep Abaco Beautiful. "Your mission
is clear. Focus on litter prevention, on


waste reduction and recycling and pro-
moting beautification," she stated in her
introduction. She invited the organizers
of the program to make more friends, as
resources are never enough. "You need
more people: form partnerships, look
for volunteers by stirring individual re-
sponsibility and spreading education. As
an affiliated member of Keep America
Beautiful, we will balance every dollar
invested in the community by your local
government," she promised.
The Director of the local Tourism of-
fice, Mr. Don Cornish, explained the
process that had to be followed i.e. part-
nering with Friends of the Environment
to make the affiliation possible, "but the
communities of Abaco matter to the Min-
istry" and he gave his "heartfelt thanks"
to Mrs. Sue Smith.
Before presenting the certificate,
Mrs. Smith reviewed a list of materials
available to the Keep Abaco Beautiful

Friends of the Environment
Presents
Hints for Helping
Our Environment
Vehicle
Conservation
Regular tune-uos, clean filters
and proper tire pressure will
increase a car's gas mileage.
A poorly tuned engine can
consume 3 9 percent more
gas.


program. They range from educational
children's books and videos to posters,
bags, T-shirts and more. By joining
Keep America Beautiful, the affiliate is
now entitled to grants, conferences, a
national award program, web-sites and
turnkey material. She reminded the audi-
ence that the pressure points for change
were education, technology, ordinances
and enforcement. She pointed out that
healthy neighborhoods lead to economic
development while by keeping "a broken
window," you invite more broken win-
dows.
Ms. Hall, Mrs. D'Shan Maycock and
Ms. Elaine Martinborough each reported
the progress achieved in various commu-
nities. Ms. Martinborough concluded her
report by saying that the cays were doing
much better than the main island.
The certificate was presented to Mr.
Key, who reminisced about the Marsh
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kerosene lamp and the harbour was like
a lawn. "If we saw five yachts through
the year, it was a lot. He expressed his
concern about the role of politics in The
Bahamas as far as jobs being given to un-
trained people. Whether PLP or FNM,
we have to get serious about the envi-
ronment, he urged. We have now over
200,000 visitors a year. We have to edu-
cate the young people. They need to be
concerned about what is taking place.
We live in a fast changing world where
pollution is part of life." He promised
to do his best to keep the environment
clean.
After the event, the participants were
treated to refreshments, and the recep-
tion became a social gathering with peo-
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Page 8 A The Abaconian October 1, 2007


The Editor


The theme of the recent Abaco Business
Outlook was Growth by Design. Various
speakers expanded on this theme while ex-
tolling the remarkable Abaco economy.
Growth by Design-very catchy and
quite academic sounding. We had to sup-
press a smile every time the phrase was
said. Unfortunately, there has been little
planning of consequence for Abaco's fu-
ture. Perhaps we are being a bit too harsh.
As relates to their own operations, the
business community is constantly planning
for the future by examining a multitude of
factors relative to each business.
On the government side, nationally
and locally, planning for Abaco's growth
seems to be negligible. Individual depart-
ments located on Abaco are at the mercy
of their parent ministry. When facilities of
a government department expand, there is
little consultation between different agen-
cies or the general public.
The Marsh Harbour airport is a classic
example of bureaucratic inattention. Lo-
cally, it has been recognized for years as a
stumbling block to Abaco's development.
Yet it did not get Nassau's attention until
recently.
Another example of poor implementa-
tion and consultation was the well field ex-
pansion by the Water and Sewerage Cor-
poration several years ago. The architects
of the expansion took the easy way out
and put the well field beside the highway
immediately south of the Marsh Harbour
airport.
It was an easy choice as the road pro-
vided easy access and the power line was
nearby. The simple mechanics of a well
field are that wires on poles deliver elec-
tricity to the pumps and water comes out
for delivery through a pipe. It is preferred
that the water is extracted in an area free of
most types of commerce.
However, as Marsh Harbour continues
to grow and expand, the well field will
be an obstacle. An expanding population
and a growing business community will
prevail and the well field will be forced to
relocate. Or it can remain and businesses
will build around and within as presently
happens near the roundabout. Although
a nuisance, that is a relatively simple exer-
cise. No one has commented publicly, but


Says...


the present well field may conflict with the
airport expansion. It would have been so
easy to have put it in an obscure area of the
forest the first time.
When local government was implement-
ed 11 years ago, contact between local
government councils and representatives
of central government was discouraged to
ensure that local issues were handled at the
local level. It is now becoming obvious that
Abaco's local government is unable to ef-
fect many of the necessary changes needed
to support our growth. For an island whose
economic expansion leads the nation, it is
imperative that there is more interaction,
consultation and cooperation between local
government and Nassau ministries.
It is interesting to note that district coun-
cils are mandated in the Local Government
Act to a) formulate traffic schemes and
b) carry out such functions as town plan-
ning, and the formulation of planning or
building schemes. These are heavy topics
which carry a lot of weight. But after 11,
local government on Abaco is still content
to mow the grass and pick up garbage.
We are told that Harbour Island, off
the North end of Eleuthera, formulated a
comprehensive traffic plan for its island,
got local approval and sent it to Nassau for
final approval to make into law. Seven or
more years later, it is still languishing in
Nassau. Note that local traffic laws can be
made as evidenced by Hope Town's 50-
year old ban on motor vehicles beyond the
Methodist church.
The Marsh Harbour Town Committee
recently considered opening the bypass
logging road which connects the S.C. Boo-
tie Highway to the airport roundabout be-
hind Forest Heights Academy and Nogi's


By Julian Lockhart
Abaco has the largest second home prop-
erty ownership in the Bahamas with over
6,000 properties owned by foreigners. A
number of these properties are placed back
in a rental pool where the owner or an agen-
cy rents them to other visitors to Abaco.
These second homes and rental properties
make up the majority of Abaco's available
facilities for visitors and allow Abaco to
continue to have a growing economy whilst
other islands in The Bahamas suffer.
However, a number of hotel owners feel
that second homeowners and rental proper-
ties should not be allowed to operate under
the rules they now do because it infringes
on their business.
Mr. Dwayne Wallas of H.G. Christie
said if the Bahamas Hotel Corporation re-
stricts the vacation rental business, it will
ruin the economy of Abaco. He added that
if they try to prevent it from happening, it
will still continue on a black market rental
business and there will be no spill over to
the economy.


Growth by
Swamp. That would let north and south
bound traffic avoid entering Marsh Har-
bour. It would also expose a little more
Crown Land for commercial or residential
use. However, they are pondering how to
make an effective presentation as it is be-
yond their authority and financial means.
Planning by Design how do you make
it work? First, ou need interested persons,
preferably a mix from government and the
private sector. They need to meet on a reg-
ular basis to look to our future. Ideas need
to be put on paper, then passed on to ... ?
The process loses steam at this point.
A previous town committee member
tells of the three years it took to learn how
a new street light is authorized. At that
point someone else is voted into office, and
they spend their three years trying to figure
out the system.
Perhaps long-range pla inning is a mis-
sion the Abaco Chamber of Commerce
could initiate. But no matter who starts the
planning process, it is doomed as there is
currently no provision to present innova-
tive or forward thinking ideas to respon-
sive governmental agencies.
An interesting article in a recent Nation-
al Geographic magazine featured the orga-
nization and success of migrating caribou
and birds, schools of fish, foraging honey
bees and ants. They all have massive num-
bers within their group, but there is no
leader, no one organizing their activities;
yet they function successfully. Perhaps un-
knowingly, Abaco has been operating in a
similar fashion without a leader but coop-
erating with unwritten rules for success.
Where would Abaco be if some collec-
tive thought, planning by design for in-


Mr. Wallas said, "I think the second
homeowner market on Abaco, especially
more so than anywhere else in the Baha-
mas, drives the market. I think the entire
economy of Abaco is centered around the
second homeowner market and the vacation
rental business. The majority of our airlift
services are filled by people who either
own homes or are coming to rent a home
for a week and spend a vacation here. It is
also a much better way to go to building
an economy instead of a large hotel resort.
It creates a different atmosphere and has a
lot more character and appeal. The entire
economy was destroyed when Our Lucaya
was damaged in the hurricanes, but on Ab-
aco the risk is spread throughout a bunch
of different investors," he added.
Mr. Don Cornish, director of the Abaco
Tourist Office, said they have had some
discussions with property owners and prop-
erty managers in how they can be brought
into the mainstream. This way the per-


design

stance, were applied to our destiny? It is
an interesting concept. How are rules to
be enforced ? We are not able to enforce
basic rules now but must rely on people's
willingness to abide by our laws. Will the
future continue to see bigger buildings on
smaller lots with less parking?
The preface to Town Planning regula-
tions states its purpose which is to:
a) promote, protect and improve the . .
environment, .. and general welfare of
the citizens . .
b) protect the character . of residential
and industrial areas
c) provide for efficiency and economy ..
of orderly development
d) provide for . the best use of land
e) provide for . the conservation of nat-
ural resources
f) ensure convenience of traffic
g) promote the civic amenities of beauty
and visual interest .
Local government may have been given
the power to make changes, but in reality
any effort they make is like preaching to
an empty church, that is if they make any
effort to preach.
It will become increasingly necessary
for the seven Abaco district councils work
closely with their Members of Parliament
to get central government's attention.
Improvements to roads, relocation of
ferry terminals, establishing recreational
parks and changes to speed limits all re-
quire action by central government and
these are just a few of the many items
which must be addressed soon. Local gov-
ernment should be looking at issues like
these and begin working to get them on
central government's agenda.


ception of the second homeowner renting
their homes is a detriment to the industry
can be removed. There are definitely not
enough hotel rooms on Abaco to house all
of the visitors so they would have to stay
somewhere. The second homeowners of-
fer viable accommodations to the majority
of visitors to Abaco. Hotels don't pay the
room tax themselves anyway, but charge
the person staying in the room the tax on
top of the charge for the room.
Mr. Wallas said a second homeowner
rents his house on an average 15 weeks a
year and some of the top rental homes that
have a lasting relationship with its clientele
may rent up to 28 weeks a year. However,
the average hotel in the Bahamas is doing
72 percent occupancy. The homeowners'
income goes to cover their real property
tax, insurance and maintenance, and Mr.
Wallas said they rarely make any profit.

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To the Editor:
Hubert Ingraham "The truth of the
matter price control doesn't work"
The headline above is a quote from Hu-
bert Ingraham, Prime Minister of The Ba-
hamas, said to be made at the recent CARI-
COM Summit in Port of Spain, Trinidad.
He is reported to have gone on to say, "It
doesn't work anywhere else in the world.
We in The Bahamas tell ourselves that we
are able to control prices but we are not."
Finally, a politician has seen the light!
For far too long politicians the world over
use the fallacious argument that price con-
trols help the so called "small man" when


studies have shown the exact opposite is
the case.
You can bet the Opposition will attempt
to make political mileage on this one, but
Mr. Ingraham is absolutely correct.
So, three cheers for a politician that
finally has the guts to speak the truth on
what could be a highly charged matter.
Now it's up to The Bahamas Chamber of
Commerce and other like-minded organi-
sations to keep the pressure on until the
Price Control Act is removed from the
statutes.
Rick Lowe


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October 1, 2007


The Abaconian Page 9 A


North Abaco News


An alarm is sounded for
home and business owners
By Vernique Russell
Recently there has been a series of
break-ins in the North Abaco communities.
North Abaconians, just want to remind
you that Abaco is growing and developing
very rapidly, and with growth there is an
increase in crime. Police officers are call-
ing on business owners and residents to be
extremely cautious when contacting busi-
nesses. The alarm has been sounded for
home and business owners to take the nec-
essary measure and secure their premises.
Police are calling on the residents in the
community to be watchmen and look out
for suspicious persons. This is the time for
us to ensure our safety. Remember, things
changes when "good people seize the si-
lence and start speaking out." Let's do
our part and work with the police to keep
Abaco safe for all of us.
Keep the public beach
at Treasure Cay clean
By Vernique Russell
Once again we are faced with pollution
at the Public Beach in Treasure Cay. The
public is advised that those using the public
beach in Treasure Cay are responsible for
cleaning up behind them. The beach has
become filthy and disgusting due to the
nasty and inconsiderate persons who have
been using it. Residents are fed up with the
trash that is left behind from picnics and
other events. Residents are calling every-
one as Abaconians to take pride and keep
the public beach at Treasure Cay clean.


BAIC Straw Course
By Vernique Russell
The Bahamas Agriculture and Industrial
Corporation offered a Straw Craft Course
in North Abaco on September 3rd through
13th. The classes were held at the Sherlin
Bootle High School under the leadership
of Mrs. Eloise Smith. Mrs. Smith comes
from a legacy of straw craft and began
plaiting straw at the age of 5. The class
of 29 students were split in two in other
to accommodate everyone comfortably.
Mrs. Smith said, "I was very impressed
with the performance of the students, espe-
cially the younger students." The youngest
student to successfully complete the class
was 16. This group, she said, was eager
and caught on really well and she has no
doubt that they will go far. When asked if
she will retire soon? She has held work-
shops throughout The Bahamas, Key West
and Mexico in schools, churches and other
organizations.
Graduation for this group of students
will be held at a later date. Congratulations
are extended to all the students who took
part in this session and especially Mrs. Pa-
trice Cox.
Sports News
Basketball camp is back
By Vernique Russell
After travelling to Las Vegas to show-
case what they have learnt in Basketball
Camp and a summer break, it's time to
get back on track. Coach Godfrey Rolle's
Basketball Camp is back! Calling all young
men between from age 7 and up to the Don
Corbett Basketball Court in Treasure Cay
on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 12 noon and
Sunday from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. If you are


interested in developing your skills, then
you can't afford to miss this basketball
camp. There are a lot of new and exciting
things happening in the camp this year.
School News
A Parent Conclave was held
By Vernique Russell
Cultivating a culture of excellence was
the theme at the first Parent Conclave held
in North Abaco by Department of Educa-
tion under the leadership of Mrs. Lenora
Black. Parents from throughout the com-
munities of North Abaco gathered at the
Sherlin Bootle High School to find out
what is required of them from the newly
appointed District Education Superinten-
dent.
Mrs. Black, who has returned to Abaco
after 35 years, began by declaring, "I am
a daughter of this soil and have returned
home for a mission," reminding parents
and guardians that God had given them a
scared trust and there is much work to be
done. Parental assistance and home support
is needed. The Ministry of Education's
theme for this school year 2007-2008 is
Achieving our dreams through the promo-
tion of excellence in education/. With this
in mind, Mrs. Black and her team have one
goal and that is to reach each student in ev-
ery classroom in every school. Teaching is
Holy Ground for our new Superintendent,


and she requires nothing less than profes-
sionalism in every area. She challenged
parents in attendance to demand excellence
of the teachers and principals and informed
them that she will be demanding excellence
of them also.
"Everything rises or falls on leadership,
and it starts in the home," Mrs. Black said,
encouraging parents to help their children
succeed, to get involved and to pay atten-
tion to what is going on in their homes.
She challenged them to visit the schools
and speak with their children's teach-
ers. "You, parents, are your child's first
teacher." Mrs. Black brought to parents'
attention the recent results in the level of
our children's performance in the national
examination.
"We all have an assignment to com-
plete," she stated. "Parents, what will
your final grade be this year?" Mrs. Black
spoke to the Haitian community in Creole;
the parents of these students in attendance
were astonished and appreciative.
Following Mrs. Black's remarks, Mrs.
Sandy Walker Edwards and Mr. Lesile
Rolle, who are part of her team, spoke.
Mrs. Edwards pleaded with parents to
know where their children were at all
times. Weapons on the school campus was

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the tocus of Mr. Rolle remarks. He stated
that the number of weapons on the school
campuses is alarming. At this time Mrs.
Black also informed parents that cellular
phones must not be on the school grounds.
If they are they will be confiscated. They
will not be returned but will be turned over
to the police. If there is an emergency, the
school office will notify parents.
The audience asked Mrs. Black ques-
tions. These included the following:
What methods will now be used to
change the results of the national exams?
Considering that all students are not
academically inclined, when will technical
classes be put into place to help children
who work better with their hands?
Mrs. Black assured parents that these
matters are already under investigation.
Back to school starts
smoothly at Fox Town Primary
By Vernique Russell
For first grade students of the Fox
Town Primary school, September 3rd
ushered in a new chapter of their lives
and for other returning students the date
brought them a step closer to finishing
this chapter in their lives. One thing that
was certain was that the new school year
brought the opportunity to achieve excel-
lence in academics.
The Fox Town Primary has two new
teachers that will be responsible for the
second and third grades. They are Ms.
Coral Johnson, grade 2, and Ms. Terreal
Hield, grade 3. The addition of extra class-
es last year and other minor repairs were
all completed in a timely fashion allowing
school to begin on schedule. Reports are


that both the Principal, Mr. Austin Mills,
and his staff were extremely appreciative
for the work that was completed and they
look forward to this being a great year at
the school.
This school year marks another mile-
stone for Principal Mills, who has taught
for over 40 years in the Ministry of Ed-
ucation. He has spent all these years in
service to the communities of Abaco.
The Fox Town team is ready to take this
school year by force. Spanish classes will
added to the curriculum this year.
BTVI will offer cosmetology
By Vernique Russell
On September 17th the Bahamas Tech-
nical and Vocational Institute made his-
tory as another campus opened. BTVI is
offering classes at the Sherlin Bootle High
School in Cooper's Town. In addition to
the classes that have already been adver-
tised by BTVI, Cosmetology will now be
added. If anyone is interested in taking this
class, contact Krista at 242-367-5785 or
242-544-6380 for registration information.
Nail Technology Classes will also be of-
fered.
Computer course offered
By Vernique Russell
Destiny Bookstore located in the Cornish
Plaza in Treasure Cay is offering computer
classes. Presently, an Introduction to Com-
puters class is being offered. The course
includes seven mini courses and can be
taken at a time that is convenient for you.
This course includes knowledge of Micro-
soft Word, Excel and Publisher among
other basic knowledge in computers. After
school homework assistance is also avail-
able at Destiny. Interested persons can call


Destiny Bookstore at 365-8441 for further
information.
Congratulations!
By Vernique Russell
It is great when we can hear positive
reports from our young people, especial-
ly since negativity always drowns out the
good that is in them. This past academic
year students throughout the island sat na-
tional examinations and the results are now
in.The communities of North Abaco con-
graulate these students and encourage them
to keep their heads up.
Congratulations to the students of Sher-
lin Bootle High School for outstanding per-
formances in the BJC and BGCSE exami-
nations. Their hard work and dedication
has helped them finish ahead of their rival,
Abaco Central High.
S.C. Bootle's school administration and
staff congratulate to the following students
who made the honor roll during the school
semester that ended in June 2007. You are
encouraged to continue to strive for excel-
lence. Those students and their GPA scores
are Terry Hilaire .48; Oriscia Clarke 3.40;


Tamerah Rolle 3.24; Kyvonne Lopez 3.77;
Charo Williams 3.74; Felicia Romer 3.74;
Darian Lightbourne 3.66; Anya Mills 3.46;
Tyronisha Staurt 3.13; Fredicka McIntosh
3.13; Tyanisha Russell 3.01; Elaine Fenel-
us 3.20; Clayshawn Brown 3.53; Ruth Lu-
bin 3.33; Aqueela Romer 3.33; Stevonya
Thompson 3.26; Vanessa McIntosh 3.20;
Antionette Cooper 3.13; Cyndera Parker
3.07; Kimberly Murray 3.07; Sakina Mc-
Intosh 3.00; Alannah Curry 3.00; Devonya
Russell 3.29; Idez Carey 3.17.
Special congratulation to Lowrell Edge-
combe who obtained a 3.85 GPA for the
third consecutive school year. She passed
her BGCSE's with A's, B's and C's and
was successful in her Pitman Examina-
tions. To top off all of that she received
a Governor General's Award. Lowrell is
a student at Agape Christian School and
daughter of proud parents Mr. Lowell and
Lorraine Edgecombe of Treasure Cay.

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S.C. Bootle High School
After School Programs
By Vernique Russell
There is no doubt that the Principal
and staff of the Sherlin Bootle High
school want the best for their students.
In an effort to assist students, the school
implemented after school programs that
cater to students who are struggling in
various subjects. There are also pro-
grams that cater to the social and athlet-
ic development of students. The classes
are offered on Mondays and Tuesday
from 3- 4:30 in the afternoon. They ma-
jor in every academic and area and also
sporting activity and a study hall. These
sessions provide one-on-one instructions.
Teachers volunteer their time and there
is no charge.
Church News
Open Door Receives
New Pastor
By Vernique Russell
The Open Door Ministries last year


celebrated 40 years of existence and its
first year anniversary in its new build-
ing. This year marked 41 years that the
church has been open and in light of this
celebrated that the mantle was passed
down from Senior Pastor George Russell
to Assistant Pastor Lynden McIntosh.
After serving faithfully, Pastor Russell
leaves a legacy behind. Giving his best,
he worked tirelessly to build the king-
dom despite his physical disabilities and
now his labor has come to an end.
The new senior pastor McIntosh
brings a lot of new energy to the minis-
try. He is a young and vibrant man who
is determined to win souls for the Lord.
His mission is to reach the lost. Pastor
McIntosh has served faithfully as Assis-
tant Pastor and is now being rewarded
for the work he has done. He sees this
opportunity as a chance for others to see
that God can do anything but fail.
Taking Abaco Back
for Christ Revival
By Vernique Russell
Residents from the length of Abaco


are invited to attend the Taking Abaco
Back for Christ revival services to be
held in Cooper's Town on September 27
- 29 at Ingraham's Park at 7:30 night-
ly. Guest Pastor for this event is Pastor
Kenny Carrol of Nassau. Pastor Car-
rol is one who believes that if you have
faith to believe, miracles will take place.
If you are sick, captive or heavy laden,
there will be a word from the Lord for
you. Everyone is invited to attend.
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50th Anniversary of Marsh Harbour Airport


By Mirella Santillo
September 18th marked the 50th anni-
versary of the opening of the Marsh Har-
bour airport. How amazing that the same
airport still serves the traveling needs of
the 21st century.
That there was no airport previous to
that date does not mean that Abaco was cut
off from air service. Until then, seaplanes
such as the Catalina, the Commodore Air
Boat, the Grumman Goose or the Grum-
man Widgeon, serviced the island regularly
to and from several towns on Abaco from
Nassau or Florida. At the time, however,
the population of Abaco was about 4000
people and only a few tourists or workers
came to visit. Nowadays, 50 years later,
the fixed population has increased to per-
haps 16,000 or 17,000. Many Americans
and Canadians have made Abaco their sec-
ond home and thousands of tourists visit
the island yearly. Many commercial flights
from Nassau, Freeport and various places
in Florida as well as private planes land
daily on that same runway built 50 years
ago. It is now the second busiest airport in
The Bahamas in number of take-offs and
landings.
Few residents of Marsh Harbour are still
among us to comment on these early days
of flying, but veteran pilots such as Mr.
Leonard Thompson, some call the father of
Bahamian aviation, and Mr. Colyn Rees,
another pilot, gladly reminisce on the days
of the flying boats. The sea planes would
connect Marsh Harbour and the cays to the
rest of The Bahamas, landing in the har-
bours of Hope Town, Man-O-War Cay,
Green Turtle Cay or Marsh Harbour to
bring or pick up passengers and merchan-
dise or airlift people in need of a doctor to


Nassau or West Palm Beach.
Nonagenarian, Mr. Leonard Thompson,
flying with Bahamas Airways since the late
1940s, was the first pilot to land on the
Marsh Harbour airport's runway on that
day of September 18th, 1957. A native of
Hope Town, Mr. Thompson left The Ba-
hamas in his early 20s to fight in WW II,
training in the Royal Canadian Air Force
as a war pilot. He was sent to Europe at
the beginning of 1940 flying Lancaster and
Halifax bomber planes until taken prisoner
in1944. His book, I Wanted Wings has
many anecdotes of early Bahamian flying
days. In the 1950s Mr. Thompson was the
MP for Abaco and he feels that he was in-
cidental in promoting the construction of
the Marsh Harbour airport.
Another old timer who remembers that
day of September1957 is taxi driver Victor
Russell, who worked at the airport for over
30 years. He was one of the first Customs
and Immigration Officers with the late Mr.
Peter Campbell to receive passengers at the
Marsh Harbour airport. Both were trans-
ferred from their job at the dock to the air-
port when it opened. Mr. Russell, who was
also the first taxi driver on the island, men-
tioned that in those early days he managed
both the airport and Bahamas Airways. He
said that the Grumman Goose was a plane
also used on land. Over the years morning
and evening flights increased from Nassau
and the States. Besides Bahamas Airways,
then a subsidiary of Pan American Airways,
Chalks, BOAC, Mackey, Aero Coach and
Out Island Airways flew into Marsh Har-
bour. Mr. Russell remembers operating a
Unicom system from home which worked
with BASRA and connected with the air-
planes to the ground. He fulfilled that duty


until a communication system was installed
at the airport.
Another prominent Abaconian, Mr.
Edison Key, MP for South Abaco, remem-
bers being the foreman overseeing the con-
struction of the airport. He then worked
for Sea Breezes Ltd., a company owned by
Mr. Lucian Stratton. "We built many of
the Family Islands airports, Exuma, Eleu-
thera, Long Island," said Mr. Key.
Marsh Harbour airport had two build-
ings at that time: a small terminal built op-
posite another small immigration/ customs
building. These were updated in the 1980s
with the present terminal.
After the construction of the airport
came the Marsh Harbour Flying Club,
reminisces Mr. Colyn Rees, another war
veteran pilot enrolled with the Royal Air
Force at approximately the same time as
Mr. Thompson. Owner of Nassau Airways
in the late 1940s, he, too, was one of the
pilots who flew regularly from Nassau to


Abaco. At the time the airport opened, he
explains that he had given up flying com-
mercially for real estate investment. How-
ever, he did not give up flying altogether
and became an instructor for the Marsh
Harbour Flying Club, teaching young men
to become pilots, such as Mr. Leonard
Thompson's brother Joseph, who later be-
came a commercial pilot.
The Marsh Harbour Flying Club no lon-
ger exists and 50 years later, the airport
struggles to accommodate increasing pas-
senger and aircraft traffic. The runway is
in poor condition and too short to handle
larger planes, and the present terminal built
in the 1980s is much too small to accom-
modate the number of passengers traveling
through. Abaco residents are impatiently
awaiting the construction of the new air-
port promised by the government.

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Mr. Colyn Rees, left, and Mr. Leonard Thompson, second left, are shown with two
mechanics with a Grumman Goose behind them. This photo taken in 1947. The plane
belonged to Nassau Aviation Company, a company Colyn Rees owned.


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An incident from
the early days
Mr. Rees related the following incident
that could have turned out quite disastrous-
ly.
Bill Quick was a pilot for Bahamas Air-
ways and made many flights to Abaco in
amphibian aircraft. When the Marsh Har-
bour runway was first opened, he brought
passengers to Abaco on a Grumman Goose
and landed on the new runway. He off
loaded the passengers for Marsh Harbour,
then took a Mrs. Moncur on to Green Tur-
tle Cay. Somehow he forgot that he had his
wheels down for landing in Marsh Harbour
and landed in the water at Green Turtle Cay
with them down. When the wheels hit the
water, the nose went down, splitting the
plane in half right behind the pilot's seat.
The tail section where Mrs. Moncur was
seated was flipped upside down leaving


Mrs. Moncur upside down with her seat
belt still on while the forward section of
the plane sank. Fortunately, both the Mr.
Quick and Mrs. Moncur survived without
injury.
Ed note: There are varying dates for the
opening of the Marsh Harbour airport. It
was in use well before the official open-
ing. Some can remember that politicians
arrived on Abaco, landing on the new air-
strip, in 1956 before the election that was
held that year. The September 18, 1957,
date is actually when the first Customs offi-
cer arrived, making Marsh Harbour a port
of entry. It seems that several dates were
important such as when the first scheduled
flight began and when an official came to
Marsh Harbour to formally open the air-
port. Marcel Albury remembered that he
began Albury's Ferry Service on the day
the airport was officially opened and that
date was February 19, 1959. If anyone has
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Abaco Chamber Met with

Nassau Chamber President
Directors of the Aba-
co C/Int"bIv' of Com-
merce met with Mr.
Dionisio D'Aguilar,
President of the
Nassau C/nI(InII'
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Schooner Bay was looking at labour potential


With passion and sincerity, Mr. Kevin
Main, the construction manager for the
upcoming Schooner Bay development,
held an "informal" meeting at the Assem-
blies of God church hall in Sandy Point on
September 18. His mission was to seek out
interested labourers for the community-
styled development coming on stream for
Schooner Bay a settlement some 26 miles
south of Marsh Harbour.
As Mr. Main spoke to an over-crowded
room of approximately 100 men and wom-
en, he informed the residents that plans are
being reviewed by the BEST Commission.
However, he expects that the plans will be
before the South Abaco Town Commit-
tee by October of this year. At such time,
work will begin in clearing only the main
roads on the property. Meanwhile, he is
"man hunting" in Sandy Point, Cross-
ing Rocks and Cherokee Sound for hon-
est, hardworking and dedicated labourers;
some 20 40 which would be hired in the
initial stage and increase to some 560 once
the development is up and running. Two
hundred of this total would be construction
workers. Presently, he is searching for
equipment operators, electricians, plumb-
ers and carpenters. Rather than bringing
men from elsewhere, he decided instead to
survey the availability of local labour. He
did state in his presentation that promises
have been made to Abaconians employed
by his compnay in Nassau that they will be
coming home to their families.
The development, an open community
modeled after Harbour Island, will consist
of some 650 homes. The Bahamian-styled
homes will be concrete poured-in-place and
capable of withstanding hurricanes. There
will be no brick and block structures. They
will be built on estate lots, 30-foot by 60-


loot lots and 30-foot by 100-foot lots. The
development will lie on some 220 acres of
property.
In addition, there will be an 18-acre ma-
rina with a narrow channel that will dock
boats up to 70 feet. The project which
Mr. Main speaks endearingly of will be a
slow-growth development, spanning 15 to
20 years. The developers want to keep the
properties affordable and are hoping to at-
tract Bahamian people who will appreciate
a small South Abaco community.
Using his layout of designs, Mr. Main
informed the interested crowd that there
exists a parrot corridor to protect the Ba-
hama Parrot's habitat, a bonefishing setup,
a fish market, a town hall, a small hotel for
overflow guests and a post office. He also
showed the ten beach accesses that will al-
low all homeowners and non-homeowners
to be able to reach the beach.
The plans call for a mulch grinder for
initial clearing and construction debris, a
crusher for glass, plans for recycling, a
waste-water treatment plan, a two-stage
incinerator that will burn and create steam
power and a farm for organic products.
Slated for the town will be an architec-
tural design center inspired by 25 world
renowned architects. While briefly outlin-
ing the phases of the project, Mr. Main
stated that the developers are awaiting
permits although they do have approval in
principle.
Concerns from the residents were in-
centives the company is offering to at-
tract people to work on this development.
Speaking on the integrity of the company,
the construction manager stated that the
company does have health benefits and
very competitive wages. It is a Monday to
Saturday job with Saturdays optional and


at time and a half pay. All local holidays
will be observed. Mr. Main stated that
the company will not engage in a bidding
war to compete with other developers. He
told a worker from Baker's Bay that the
company is willing to train workers who
demonstrate a keen in-
terest and dedication to
the company. Trans-
portation to the job site
at Schooner Bay from
Sandy Point will be
provided. He hopes to
build a team of work-
ers that will maintain
high quality standards
for the development.
He told the residents
that there would be no
work contracted out.
All work will be done
internally by the com-
pany and its employ- Mr. Kevin Main,
ees. n;i c


In closing, he dis-
tributed application
forms to all those per-
sons who are interested


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Abaco.
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By Mirella Santillo
A young man who grew up on Abaco is
trying his luck as an actor: Alfred Ruther-
ford, son of Abaconian Beulah Rutherford.
It seems that luck is definitely on Alfred
Rutherford's side as he just finished per-
forming as the lead actor in the movie Al-
geny which was rated HBO's best feature
film this summer at Martha Vineyard's
Movie Festival.
He is presently shooting another movie
in Brooklyn, New York The Black Activ-
ist Project and is scheduled to be the lead
actor in another one, My Obsessed Tenant.
Algeny had just followed an off Broadway
production, Love, Greed and the Pursuit
of Happiness" in which he was also the
leading performer.
Mr. Rutherford, who was born in Flori-
da, moved to Abaco with his mother when
he was one year old. He attended Dundas
Town Primary School and Abaco Central
High School until 11th grade. He then left
to go to school in the U.S. where he fin-
ished high school and went to college. He
presently lives in New York.
"I may live in the States," he comment-
ed. "But The Bahamas is where my heart


is. My grow-
ing up in The
Bahamas has
influenced

foundation
and I feel that
God inspires
me to pass
on a message Alfred RAmria,,i F ,
through my
work," he explained. During our conver-
sation, he reminisced about a teacher while
he was at ACH, the late Mrs. Patti Lam-
paris, who he says "inspired me to become
an entertainer."
In October Mr. Rutherford is travel-
ing to Los Angeles where Algeny will be
presented at the African-American Film
Festival. He is hoping that the movie will
be accepted at the Bahamian Film Festival
in Nassau in December. Algeny is about
a boy whose immune system is so strong
(despite the fact that his mother had AIDS
when he was born) that it can fight any
diseases. Mr. Rutherford is looking for-
ward to coming back home to Abaco for a
visit at that time.


Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Ketay, owners
of the Hope Town Harbour Lodge, have in-
vited Chef Jeff Peng, presently the chef at
Coco Palm Beach in Palm Beach, Florida,
to be their guest chef at the Lodge on No-
vember 5th and 6th Chef Peng and his as-
sistant will display his Palm Asian Fusion
style of cooking.
Chef Peng was born in Taiwan and grew
up "steeped in the joys of the Chinese ta-
ble." He watched his parents and grandpar-
ents cook at the stove at home and grew
up practically living in restaurants. He later
studied there at the most prestigious culinary
school in Chinese cuisine. He immigrated
to the United States in 1978 and worked


Page 17 A


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in several restaurants. During this time he
experimented with combining Western style
techniques with his Eastern style of cook-
ing. He has created fusion cooking, a Chi-
nese cuisine called Palm Asian Cuisine.
Chef Peng is eager to introduce his cui-
sine to Abaco people and has developed in-
teresting menus for the two days he will be
cooking at the Lodge. The culinary staff at
the Lodge, Pherrol Duncombe, Fernander
Pinder and Cornette Joseph, will be observ-
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Central Abaco News


Kenya World
YWCA Conference
Four Abaco Methodist women accom-
panied the Bahamas General Secretary of
the YWCA, Ms. Rosalie Fawkes, to Ke-
nya for the World Council meetings held
July 1-11. The theme was Clhnig:uig Views,
Ci timgmig Communities. More than 2000
delegates from 125 countries participated.
Of particular interest to our delegates
was the fact that the Bahamas Young Wom-
en's Christian Association was founded by
a Methodist, Mother Frances Butler, moth-
er of our first Governor General, Sir Milo
Butler.
Among longstanding leaders who deter-
mine the Y's mission and purpose who were
honoured was Lady Jacqueline Fawkes,
President of the Bahamas YWCA.


Scurvy Few
Met in Florida
By Mirella Santillo
Mr. Logan Lachance, better known in
town as "Skeet," has been a popular figure
in Marsh Harbour since the 1970s, living
on his boat off the shores of Central Abaco.
The sea has always been Mr. Lachance's
passion. An expert diver, he opened Dive
Abaco in the 1970s. Thirty years later the
shop is still operating under the ownership
of Mr. Keith Rogers.
Mr. Lachance was a founding member
in 1998 of the motorcycle club, the Scurvy
Few, which contributes regularly to local
charities and created entertainment last
year by sponsoring the First Annual Pirate
Ball.
Lately Mr. Lachance's health has obliged


him to reside in Florida. So a
group of his motorcycle bud-
dies visited their President
emeritus in Fort Lauderdale
to hold the club's monthly
meeting.
On September 8th Scurvy
Few's President and found-
ing member, Mr. Bob Kil-
roe; Treasurer, Mr. Chad
Effinger; Vice President, Mr.
Rex Albury; accompanied by
charter members Mr. Brant
Albury, Mr. Derek Albury
and Mr. Henry Darville flew
to Fort Lauderdale. There
they were joined by Mr. Si-
mon Bethel, Mr. Joe Mag-
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The meeting was held at Mr.
Lachance's apartment and
was followed by drinks and
dinner at Ruby Tuesday, ac-
companied by wives who had
Please see Central
Page 19


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"We had a great time," commented Mr. he is happy to finally see it come to frui-
Brant Albury, once back in Marsh Har- tion. Since he and his father Charles Cook
bour. "Skeet looked very well. If it were opened, business has been good. They are
not for the breathing apparatus, you would open Monday thru Saturday 10:30 a.m.-
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not know he is sick. It is good to know that wraps, pizzas, subs, quesadillas, wings,
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beverages as well. They will soon add to
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Mr. Cornish said, "It is an on-going
process with rental properties. I think some
form of regulation will come. I won't say
taxation because they are paying taxes al-
ready; they are paying real property tax.
To say they are not paying or they are un-
fairly competing against hotels does not
speak totally to the situation. They are pay-
ing a much higher percentage in real prop-
erty tax than anyone else in The Bahamas.
But there still is a need for us to have some
form of quality control over our product. A
lot of people are engaging in the industry
without any kind of inspection," Mr. Cor-
nish added.


The Abaconian Page 19 A
Mr. Cornish said more local Bahamians
need to get involved in the rental cottages
or small bed and breakfast endeavors in-
stead of just looking into building apart-
ments to rent. There are a number of av-
enues for Bahamians to gain assistance
for this kind of enterprise, and the Hotel
Encouragement Act encourages Bahamians
to get involved in businesses in the tourist
sector. Putting together a business plan is
difficult. Mr. Cornish said, "Maybe it is
time for us to provide this opportunity if
a person wants to do a restaurant or small
deli, maybe a bed and breakfast or some
other kind of experience. We have seen
businesses pop out of the ground, especial-
ly in New Providence, because someone
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Club News

Rotary Club News in the area. Anyone can buy one hydrant tral Florida. Interact members from St. Francis de
By Mirella Santillo to be placed in front of his business or More projects are taking shape. To Sales School, the event was a great suc-
The Rotary Club of Abaco is involved home (provided it is along a water line) help fund some of them, President-Elect cess. From 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. people
in many community projects. On the for $1,600. Michael Malone organized a steak cook- streamed in to buy well seasoned grilled
agenda for this fall is the proposed in- Rotary is sponsoring a school competi- out that took place on September 15th steaks. By the end of the day not one
stallation of fire hydrants badly needed tion, inviting all the schools of the islands at St John's Anglican Hall. Manned by steak was left
to design road signs addressing the litter members of the club as well as by some
in certain areas of Marsh Harbour,
Dundas Town and Murphy Town. The problem on the highways. Each school
Rotary Club has been working in close will be given most of the materials to -1 O L"
create one sign. The art work and valid- 0V
contact with the Water and Sewerage and create one sign. The art work and valid b y .~
ontac t a wri t th e Watrbu snte er a F rend- ity of the logo in addressing the subject
the Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire De- will be judged and the winners will be u
apartment during the last few months to rewarded. The signs will be displayed at FOX
rewarded. The signs will be displayed at
find out where these hydrants were most the Christmas Bazar, then installed along
needed and how much they would cost. the highways from Sandy Point to Crown ,
The Fire Chief, Mr. John Hall, rec- 0
ommended that 47 hydrants be installed Haven.
spread throughout the area. The Water Rotary has been distributing school
and Sewerage Corporation gave the Club supplies. Teacher's bags were given to
a quote of $75,000 to purchase and installed the i
livered school bags to the Fox Town
these hydrants. The Rotary Club of Aba- Primary. They were gratefully received
co is presently negotiating a grant with a by the Principal, Mr. Austin Mills, on
Florida Rotary Club for part of the cost, September 3rd In Cherokee Sound 13
but the remainder of the funding will boxes of miscellaneous school supplies
were delivered to the school prior to the Rotary Club members took school supplies and book bags to the Fox Town Primary
Local Governments or the business com-
munity. Everyone would benefit by this beginning of the school year, compli- School. They are shown here with students and the principal, Mr. Austin Mills on the
installation since there are so many fires ments of several Rotary Clubs from Cen- right.


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Lately the media throughout this coun-
try reports that police brutalities have es-
calated to an all time high. Even locally
reports have surfaced about brutality and
extensive police force during arrests and
while people are in custody. A few days
ago a young man from Cooper's Town was
taken into police custody and was brutal-
ized by three officers at the Marsh Harbour
Police Station despite his plea of innocence
even while being beaten.
This situation leaves me to question the
integrity of police officers and even their
policies when applying force to pry com-
ments out of those in custody. When one
tunes into ZNS television or radio or picks
up a copy of a Nassau newspaper or even
listens to Open Line at 9 on Radio Abaco
lately, reports of police beatings would
leave one feeling extremely devastated.


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Whether the detainee be guilty or innocent,
my concern is, How can it be all right to
allow these person to be beaten?
Upon arrest the police reads the rights
of the person being arrested and states the
reason why they are being arrested, advis-
ing them that anything that they say can
be used against them in court. Now what
worries me is that if they have already ad-
vised a person of their right to legal repre-
sentation, how can the police try to force
someone to confess to something that they
may have or have not committed. This then
leads to the force that these officers applies
to the detainee. What measure is too much?
When is enough, enough?
The Royal Bahamas Police Force motto
is Courage, Loyalty and Integrity. How
can an institute produce so many lawless
persons and uphold such a great motto.
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Page 22 A The Abaconian


South Abaco News


Administrator
is named
Mr. Benjamin
Pinder has
been named
Administra-
tor for South
Abaco. He
began is new
duties on
September
17. Mr. Pin-
der is a native of Sandy Point and served as
Administrator previously.
Cherokee Sound
Needless to say the men are anxiously
awaiting the end of September for Pigeon
Season to open, and I can almost taste that
delicious stew now. The men get up very
early and take off down the road, scout-
ing around to find an area where there is
plenty of food available for the migrating
birds.
Each year the national authorities decide
when the young birds have left the nests
before they open the season. Obviously,


marking their spot early insures that at the
end of that first day of shooting their bag
will be full.
Also the next generation of shooters can
be heard practicing near home with their
play guns, aiming at those imaginary birds
they hope to be able to shoot one day. Right
now, with all the large scale construction
going on all over the island of Abaco, hunt-
ers are wondering if when their sons grow
up, they will even be able to find a place to
shoot or the birds to fill their bags.
Sea Shell Show
and Exhibition
Plans and preparations are still pro-
gressing on the upcoming Sea Shell Show
and Exhibition to be
held in Cherokee
Sound on October
12th and 13th in the
W.W. Sands Com-
munity Center from
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The popular island
event will be held for These near perfect
a two-day period for local resident andf
the first time to allow the 2006 Best in Sh


more people to view these fantastic gifts
from the sea in their natural beauty.
Again, we encourage all conchologists
and shell lovers alike to come and see what
prizes others have found along our shores.
To round out the day there will some
craft booths with lots of individual and
unique artistic creations for sale, including
a locally handmade quilt that will be of-
fered on a "silent auction." You will also
find some delicious island fare -
to satisfy your hunger like fresh
conch salad or homemade ice
cream and much more as well.
We hope to see you there.
The funds raised from this F 4A


shells found by Hartie Albury, a
isherman in Cherokee Sound, won
ow Trophy.


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mary School.
School News
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October 1, 2007 The Abaconian Page 23 A

Youth in Action resumes with basketball


By Julian Lockhart
With the consistent accounts of vio-
lence, poor grades and vagrancy amongst
the youth of the Bahamas, Mr. Ishmael
"Stretch" Morley along with a strong team
of volunteers are trying to make a differ-
ence amongst the youth in Abaco through
Youth In Action.
Youth In Action was jump started once
again on Abaco as they shot off the year
with basketball September 15 at the Dun-
das Town Park and will run every Saturday
beginning at 10 a.m.
Mr. Morley started a week early so they
can start working with the young boys to
help new Abaco Basketball Association
coach, Mr. Sydney McIntosh, with the
new junior program he is installing.
Mr. Morley said, "Normally we start
off with soccer, but this year the new presi-
dent of the Abaco Basketball Association,
Mr. Sydney McIntosh, wanted to start a
junior program. So we decided to go with
basketball to help him out with the junior
league. We can have a good junior league
here on the island because in the North
we have Treasure Cay, Cooper's Town,
Green Turtle Cay and Little Abaco and in


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About 40 boys showed up the first Sat-
urday and once the program is up and run-
ning properly they expect anywhere from
60-90 boys consistently on a Saturday
morning. There are also programs running
in the North and South where young boys
between the ages of 7-18 are able to stay
off the streets and have something positive
to focus on.
Also working with Mr. Morley will be
Chris Smith, Gordon "Slanks" Musgrove,
Ricky Brown, Anita Rolle, Patrice Charles
and Vogal Williams. This program is com-
pletely volunteer and all funds come from
corporate sponsors or the pockets of the
coaches.
Basketball will run until Christmas.
When they come back from the Christ-
mas break, the participants will compete
in baseball with Leslie Rolle for a month,
then start back with basketball again.
Mr. Morley said, "Normally we aver-
age about 60 a Saturday, and it is not a
bad number. Sometimes we go over and
we will have about 90 kids in the program.


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help the program because it was a great ex-
pense last year for us. This is not a govern-
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give money. If I ask government for funds
they will contribute but some things you
have to do on your own instead of looking
at government for everything," he added.
The participants are preparing for two
tournaments next year one on Grand
Bahama and the other in Las Vegas. Mr.
Morley said the Abaco players can com-
pete with anyone as long as they are disci-
plined and get the proper training.
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BNT emphasized need to preserve the environment


Outlook From Page 2
working at Baker's Bay Golf and Ocean
Club. He gave an outsider's viewpoint of
Innovations in the Tourism Industry.
Mr. Kermode itemized the benefits that
Abaco enjoys. These include the close
proximity to Florida, the largest num-
ber of beautiful beaches, a large shallow
bank giving us exceptional in-shore fishing
coupled with excellent off-shore fishing, a
progressive government, a stable currency
and an exemplary legal system.
The negative factors would include the
fact that there is no heavy industry and he
does not see any in the future. Mining for
limestone is minimal but the area could be
a source for aggregate. Agriculture has had
several reverses including the sugar pro-
duction closing and the citrus being wiped
out by the citrus canker. But the citrus will
come back. Small farms are producing lim-


ited amounts of agricultural products but
these are not going to be a driving force in
the economy.
The future lies in second homeowners.
They put in large amounts of money into
the economy, expand the construction in-
dustry and provide many peripheral jobs
in property management and other busi-
nesses.
Mr. Kermode said he felt that the great-
est need is for the upgrading of the airport
which has been needed for years. A taxi-
way is badly needed. He mentioned he has
had many harrowing experiences in land-
ing here. The terminal at Marsh Harbour
is Third World and the need for an air
conditioned secure area is long overdue.
Mr. Kermode expects to see a great expan-
sion of the economy with the completion
of a new terminal. He stressed that growth
needs to be managed.
Mr. Kermode pointed out that South


Abaco has deep water close to shore. A
company getting aggregate could work in
conjunction with government to construct
a deepwater harbour. This would allow
cruise ships to visit Abaco.
Mr. Kermode suggested that develop-
ments could be charged impact fees, but
felt that a large portion of money generated
by Abaco should be kept locally to benefit
the area.
Everyone can enjoy
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Mr. Eric Carey, Executive Director of
the Bahamas National Trust, spoke with
conviction about Managing the National
Parks for the Future. He told the audience
that the Bahamas National Trust was cre-
ated by far-visioned Bahamians. The first
park was the Exuma Cays Land and Sea
Park set aside in 1958 to protect the cays
from private ownership. In that same year
the Bahamas National Trust was formed to


manage the park. Inagua was the next park
to be created. Today there are 25 national
parks protecting 700,000 acres protecting
all eco-systems and several endangered
species.
Abaco has five national parks. Mr. Car-
ey expects the Fowl Cay area will soon be
named another national park. It has been
considered a marine preserve by Abaco
people for many years but will soon be of-
ficially a national park. In the case of the
Fowl Cay area, local people objected to
the expanded park boundaries. These were
later redrawn in consideration of public re-
action.
One of BNT's mandates is to develop
infrastructure in the parks that will allow
the public to enjoy them.
Another area that the BNT is active in
is in education. Mrs. Lynn Gape is the

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Outlook From Page 24
education specialist who takes the preser-
vation of the environment into classrooms


Mr. Erik Carey, Executive Director of the B
National Trust, spoke at the Abaco Business
about the work of the BNT in preserving a
The Bahamas to protect eco-systems and end
species. Antoher goal of the BNT is to proe
portunities for Bahamians to enjoy the natural
of their country. Ms. Simmone Bowe spoke a
cruiting and retaining talented workers. She
ently the Director of Human Resources with
Bay.


throughout the islands.
Funding has always been a problems for
the Trust. Government has provided some
basic funding but additional monies are
constantly needed. This additional money
is gotten through events, mem-
berships, and corporate and in-
dividual donations.
One Abaco national park,
Pelican Cays Land and Sea Park,
covers 21 acres, mostly water.
In cooperation with Friends of
the Environment, more moor-
ings will be put down for snor-
kelers and divers. The Abaco
National Park in South Abaco
came about after thousands of
letters from school children
wrote to the government to set it
aside to protect the endangered
s Abaco Parrot. Prime Minister
Ingraham made that official in
'ahamas 1994. A conceptual vision for
Outlook the Abaco National Park is be-
ireas of ing developed. It will include
angered exhibits, trails and a visitor cen-
vide op- ter. Abaco has a rich history of
l beauty logging and this can be included
bout re- in the exhibits. All of this will
is pres- require funding and will be done
Baker's gradually.
Mr. Carey felt that the nation-


October 1, 2007
al parks can be beneficial to the economy
of Abaco. People can make a living from
eco-tourism, not just from those solely in-
terested in eco-tourism but from general
visitors as well. Available tours should be
better advertised.
The BNT is grateful for the generous
funding recently provided by Baker's Bay.
Mr. Carey mentioned the Baker's Bay
project in his talk. The developers have
removed all the invasive species from the
entire are. This included hundreds of casu-
arina trees and many other invasives. They
have replaced these with native plants. The
project will have an impact on the area, but
the developers are doing their best to keep
it to a minimum.
Mr. Carey announced that he hopes
within a few weeks to have a staff member
of the BNT stationed on Abaco. This per-


The Abaconian Page 25 A
son will develop an educational program
with the funding from Baker's Bay. Abaco
will have a Discovery Club, an environ-
mental club for children ages 6-13. This
program awards badges for accomplish-
ments and encourages further interest in
the environment. The Baker's Bay grant
will fund many other projects as well.
Mr. Carey praised the work of Friends
of the Environment, a private organiza-
tion that is very active in preserving the
environment. The two organizations work
together on many projects.
The BNT has been in existence for al-
most 50 years and during that time has
many accomplishments to its credit. But it
has much more to achieve. It wants to get
more people in the parks to enjoy the beau-
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Outlook From Page 25
ties of nature; it wants to let our visitors
see our parrots, our fish and our natural
beauty. And very importantly, it wants to
educate teachers in conservation who can
pass it on to their students. He stressed the
need need to have a positive impact on our
environment.
Other speakers included Sen. the Hon.
Michael Halkitis, a consultant with British
American Financial, who spoke about the
financial growth of Abaco; Ms. Simmone
Bowe with Baker's Bay, who spoke about
Recruiting and Retaining Talented Work-
ers; Mr. Dionisio D'Aguilar, President of
the Bahamas Chamber of Commerce who
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of Abaco.


October 1, 2007

Sports From Page 23
Mr. Morley said, "The kids here on the
island can compete with anybody whether
in the United States or The Bahamas. It is
just that we don't have a gym here on the
island and that stagnates most of the bas-
ketball program. When we play in a gym
in Freeport, it takes a while to adjust and
that is where our downfall is. Even though
we don't have a gym here on the island,
we still do with what we have. We try to
take them abroad so that scouts can see
our kids and get scholarships. These kids
can get recognized. Right now we have
Leo Gideon from Abaco playing at Mis-
souri State University and he is a product
of the Youth In Action program. Most of
our guys are playing on Grand Bahama. It
is helping here and Grand Bahama," Mr.
Morley concluded.


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Emergency Services
Police Marsh Harbour 367-2560
The following services are provided by volunteers
Fire Marsh Harbour 367-2000
Fire Dundas Town 367-2935 or 4935
Fire -Hope Town VHFCh 16
Fire Green Turtle Cay 365-4133
Fire Man-0-War 365-6911
BASRA Bah Air Sea Rescue Assoc all areas Marine VHF 16
Hope Town 366-0500 Marsh Harbour 367-3752
Guana Cay 365-5178 Treasure Cay 365-8749


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


Taxi Cab Fares for one or two passengers
Plus extra for each passengers above two
Between Marsh Harbour Airport and
Ferry Dock or Murphy Town to Ammons Dr $12+ $3
Bristol Cellers thru A Beach Hotel or Gov't dock thru
Dundas Town $10+$3
Dove Plaza, Stop Light or Sawyer's Market $10 + $2
Gov't Clinic thru Western Auto $ 6 + $2
Gov freight dock through Dundas Town $10+ $3
Murphy Town to Shell Sta $14 + $4
Pelican Shores to Frankie Russel house $14 + $4
Eastern Shores to Peas & Rice house $14 + $4
Beyond Russell house or Peas & Rice house $16 + $5
Great Cistern $20 + $5
Spring City $15+$5
Snake Cay $35+$10
Treasure Cay $60 + $10
Casuarina Point $60 + $10
Treasure Cay Airport or Bah Palm Shores $70 + $10
Little Harbour or Cherokee $80 + $10
Crossing Rocks $100 + $10
Sandy Point $135 + $10
Between Marsh Harbour Ferry and:
Ab Beach Hotel thru Wally's & Eastern Shore $ 2 each
Jib Room $ 3 each
Solomon's Super Center $5 + $3
Stop Light, Dove Plaza, Gov't dock $ 6 + $3
Government Freight Dock $ 7 + $3
Gov Clinic, W Auto or Nat Insurance $ 9 + $3
Mother Merle 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
Madeira Park $14 + $4
Green Turtle Cay ferry dock $8 + $4
Moxy $18+$5
Bahamas Star farm $24+ $5
Sand Banks $24 + $5
Joe's Creek, Leisure Lee $44 + $10
Black Wood $18+ $5
Fire Road & Cooper's Town $37 + $5
Cedar Harbour $55 + $5
Wood Cay $60 + $5
Mount Hope $65 + $5
Fox Town $70+ $5
Crown Haven $75 + $5
Marsh Harbour Airport $75 + $10
T Cay Hotel to Marsh Harbour $65 + $10
T C Hotel to G Turtle Ferry (Blue Hole $24) $18 + $5
T C Hotel to Bonefish Marles $22 + $5
T C Hotel to Joe's Creek $35 + $5
T C Hotel to Moxey $16+$5
T C Hotel to Banyan Bch Club XX $6 + $3
Green Turtle Ferry to Marsh H Airport $75 +

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

Dive Shops
Abaco Dive Adventures, Marsh Harbour.... .............. 367-2963
Above & Below, Marsh Harbour.............................. 367-0350
Dive Abaco 1978, Marsh Harbour................................. 367-2787
Froggies, Hope Tow n......................................................... 366-0431
Treasure Divers, Treasure Cay.......................................... 365-8571
Brendal's Dive, Green T. Cay ................................. ....... 365-4411
Dive Guana........................................ ....................... 365-5 178
Man-0-W ar Dive Shop ........ ....................... ............. 365-6013

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


Compliments of The Abaconian

'- www.abaconian.com
Area code 242 unless noted otherwise

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

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

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


Abaco Marinas Slips Fuel Phone
Walker's Cay
W alker's Cay -................................. Closed
Green Turtle Cay
Bluff House ...............45....... F......4365-4200
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 Marina150...... F......365-8250
Man-O-War
Man-O-War Marina ...26....... F......365-6008
Marsh Harbour
Boat Harbour Marina 183....... F......367-2736
Conch Inn.............75....... F .....367-4000
Harbour View Marina .36.......F .....367-2182
Marsh Harbour Marina52 F 367 2700
Hope Town
Hope Town Marina.....16..............366-0003
Hope Town Hideaways................366-0224
Lighthouse Marina .......6....... F......366-0154
Sea Spray ..................50....... F......366-0065
Spanish Cay
Spanish Cay Marina...75....... F......365-0083
Guana Cay
Orchid Bay.................32....... F......365-5175
Boats can clear Customs at Green Turtle Cay,
Treasure Cay or Marsh Harbour

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

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


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


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


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


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


Everyone
reads The
Aharnnian


Bikes & Scooters Boats Cars & Carts
Rentals Marsh Harbour
A & P Car Rentals .......................... 367-2655
B & B Boat Rentals......................... 367-7368
Bargain Car Rentals......................... 367-0500
Blue Wave Boat Rentals .................367-3910
Concept Boat Rentals................. 367-5570
Power Cat Boat Rentals ...................................
Quality Star Car Rentals (Texaco)..... 367-2979
Rainbow Boat Rentals ...................367-4602
Rental Wheels Scooters, Bikes, Cars 367-4643
Rich's Boat Rentals ........................ 367-2742
Sea Horse Boat Rentals .................367-2513
Sea Star Car Rentals ...................... 367-4887
Green Turtle Cay
Bay Street Rentals + ........477-5300 365-4070
Brendals Dive Bikes & Kayak rental.. 365-4411
C & D Cart Rental ........................... 365-4084
D & P Cart Rental ........................... 365-4655
Donnie's Boat Rentals ..................... 365-4119
New Plymouth Cart Rentals.. 365-4188 or 4149
Reef Boat Rentals ........................... 365-4145
Sea Side Carts +............................. 477-5497
T & A Cart Rentals........................... 375-8055
Guana Cay
Donna Sands Cart Rentals ............ 365-5195
Dive Guana Boats & Bikes...............365-5178
Man-O-War
Conch Pearl Boat Rentals............... 365-6502
Island Treasures Cart Rentals........... 365-6072
Ria-Mar Golf Cart Rentals................365-6024
Waterways Boat Rental .357-6540 & 365-6143
Hope Town
Cat's Paw Boat Rentals...................366-0380
Hope Town Cart Rentals .................366-0064
Island Cart Rentals ......................... 366-0448
Island Marine Boat Rentals .............366-0282
J R's Cart Rental................................ 366-0361
Sea Horse Boat Rentals............. 366-0023
T & N Cart Rentals........................... 366-0069
Treasure Cay
Alison Car Rent .......................... 365-8193
Cash's Carts .................................... 365-8771
Claridge's Cart Rentals ................... 365-8248
Cornish Car Rentals......................... 365-8623
JIC Boat Rentals ............................. 365-8465
Triple J Car Rentals ......................... 365-8761
Abaco Adventures Kayaks .............. 365-8749


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

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




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YOUR CONNIECFION 10 THE WORLD


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YOUR CONNECTION
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BTC VP of Marketing and Sales Marion Johnson accepts a copy of
the film "Show me your Motion" from the director Dr. lIan Strachan


BTC resents the vision and commitment of


"SHOW ME

YOUR MOTION

BTC proudly invested into
Bahamian culture by sponsoring
the "Show me your Motion" docu-
mentary by film director and pro-
ducer, Dr. Ian Strachan.
Last week Thursday, Dr.
Strachan presented the company
with copies of the documentary at
a special presentation at Chapter
One Bookstore. "None of this
would have been possible without


BTC," said Dr. Sirachan, the film's
Director and Producer. "They are
making an important investment
in cultural development. I thank
them and I commend them.
Where other companies balked at
the idea of helping bring this film
to the Bahamian public, they saw
the merit of the project and backed
it 110%"
Mr. Marlon Johnson, Vice
President for Marketing, Sales &
Business Development represent-
ed the company at the special
presentation.
The film showcases the
music of Bahamian greats, Eddie
Minnis. Pat Rahming, Funky D,
Roots, Cleophas Adderley and


Ronnie Butler, there is an also an
original title track by Oohouii.
The documentary also features
live performances by children
from Uriah McPhee. Carmichael
Primary, H 0. Nash, Oakes Field
Primary, North Andros High
School, the National Children's
Choir, St. Augustine's College, St.
Anne's School and Maurice
Moore Primary in Grand Bahama
"Show me )our Motion"
was the only accepted film from
the Bahamas in the UNESCO
Traveling Caribbean Film
Showcase.
This documentary has
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countries including Trinidad,
Jamaica, Barbados and Cuba.


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Coastal Clean-up brought out many volunteers

Groups all over Abaco are participating to clean beaches


By Mirella Santillo
After the efforts of Friends of The En-
vironment to beautify and landscape the
beach at Crossing Beach, one would have
expected to find very little litter, but not
so. Volunteers who gathered there on the
morning of September 15th, International
Coastal Clean up Day, found enough trash
to fill large 12 garbage bags.
Sponsored by Friends of the Environ-
ment and Keep Abaco Beautiful with Ms.
Bernadette Hall and Ms. Wynsome Fer-
guson as organizers, the coastal clean-up
of Crossing Beach brought together about
35 volunteers, including many high school
students, most of whom belonged to either
the Governor General Youth Award Club
or to the Anchor Club.
While the volunteers were busy gather-
ing plastic cups, bottle caps, empty beer
bottles and all sorts of leftover food, they
were surprised by the visit of the Minister
of Tourism, the Hon. Niko Grant, who was
accompanied by Mr. Don Cornish and Po-
lice Officer Botin. They walked part of the

Please see Clean up Page 2


The 2007 Crawfishing Season


By Jennifer Hudson
August 1 is always greatly anticipated
as it marks the opening of the craw fishing
season. Much preparation is always done
prior to this date with people preparing
their boats and setting out their crawfish
traps ready for the big day. While the small
boats go out just for a day and (hopefully)
bring back their catch in the evening, the
larger boats go out several days prior to the
opening of the season as they travel much
farther afield and want to have everything
in place ready to begin crawfishing at day-
light. These large boats, with several div-
ers on board, travel hundreds of miles to
fish for the crawfish and stay out for sev-


eral days until their hold, which can store
thousands of pounds of crawfish, is full.
The crawfishermen then bring in their
boats and sell their catch to buyers. Up
until this year there have been three craw-
fish buyers on Abaco. However, this
year Island Seafood in Dundas Town has
dropped out so only Abaco Sea Foods on
Green Turtle Cay and the Marsh Harbour
Exporters and Importers (commonly called
the Fish House) in Marsh Harbour are the
only two major buyers.
Mr. Floyd Lowe, owner of Abaco Sea

Please see Crawfish Page 20


Church breaks ground

for new building


The Latter Rain Church broke ground for a new building on S.C. Bootle Highway.
The location is on a hill with a view of the surrounding area. 951,,\, here are Pas-
tor Lernis Cornish of the Marsh Harbour Church of God; Rev. Anthony Campbell,
President of the Abaco Christian Council and Pastor of the Dundas Town Church of
God; Pastor Silbert Mills of Friendship Tabernacle; Pastor Samuel Cornish of Change
Ministries; Pastor Alexander Archer of the Latter Rain Church; his wife, Mrs. Brenda


Archer; and guest speaker Paul Butler.
By Samantha V. Evans
The vision of the Latter Rain Church
is to show God's glory in the earth and to
introduce God to a lost people. On Sep-
tember 9th the Latter Rain Church held a
Ground Breaking Ceremony for its new
church building on S.C. Bootle High-
way. Pastor Alexander Archer stated
that if the church doesn't do something,
Abaco's youth will be in trouble. He is
happy that his church bases its doctrine
on the truths and principles of God. He
hopes that this new church building will
be dedicated next October (2008) for the
church's anniversary.
The guest speaker for this service
was Apostle Paul Butler from Bahamas


Christian Fellowship Church in Nassau.
He began by saying that it is a vision that
makes the life of any person meaning-
ful; without this vision life is reckless,
careless, and people wonder around
aimlessly.
The purpose of Latter Rain church is
to help people in surrounding communi-
ties who are in need. The church should
be viewed as the foundation for all other
areas of life and seen as a place where
positive activities take place such as
prayer, praise and worship, fellowship ,
training people of God and teaching the

Please see Church Page 16


A large number of volunteers turned out to clean the Crossing Beach area. During their visit, the Hon. Neko Grant, Minister of
Tourism, went by to encourage them in their efforts. He is in the blue plaid shirt. This clean up is a world-wide effort promoted by
The Ocean Conservancy. Locally the efforts are being coordinated by the Ministry of Tourism and Friends of the Envrionment.


HT Council toured Baker's Bay


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The Hope Town District Council visited Baker's Bay Golf and Ocean Club on Great
Guana Cay. New members on the Council and the Administrator wanted to be familiar
with the new development. S11 ,. here are Mrs. Lana Russell, Councillor; Mr. Jeremy
Sweeting, Chief Councillor; Mr. Glen Laing, Councillor; Mr. Leonard Knowles; Mr.
Mark Spence, General Manager of the project; Ms. Slhio,,.1t Bain, Environmental
Coordinator for the project; Mr. Cephus Cooper, Administrator for Central Abaco;
and Mr. Livingston Marshall, Vice-President of Baker's Bay. The project is not active
during the fall but the group toured the area, seeing the dredging of the harbour and
the construction underway.


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October 1, 2007


Tourism and Friends


Coordinated Clean Up Campaign


Clean up From Page 1
beach, inspecting the result of the clean-
up. Mr. Grant thanked the representatives
of Keep America Beautiful and volunteers.
"I thank Mrs. Smith of Keep America
Beautiful for agreeing to partner with us in
this worthwhile community project as well
as the many volunteers who express genu-
ine concern for their community," said the
Minister.
Mr. Grant mentioned the launching of
a new tourism campaign My Bahamas,
let's make it better again. The campaign
is aimed at bringing awareness to envi-
ronment, attitude and service. He thanked
Ms. Hall and the team for coordinating the
Keep Abaco Beautiful project.
The cleanup resumed after the Min-
ister's visit. A snorkeling team brought
back plastic cups and beer cans covered in
green algae and the catch of the day was
a discarded toilet bowl which had become
the habitat of a sponge and other small sea
creatures. After deliberations, it was de-
cided to return it to the sea, not to disturb


its inhabitants, but well
away from the shore.
So large and effec-
tive was the group that
showed up that the
cleanup was achieved
in less than two hours.
Ms. Hall is considering
placing garbage recep-
tacles along the beach
to see if that helps with
the trash situation. A
taxi driver said that
the taxi drivers waiting
for the tourists would 2'9
be happy to empty the
bins. The Hon. Neko Grant, Minister of Tourism, showed up at
Other coastal clean- Crossing Beach in Marsh Harbour on September 15 -, in/it
ups were taking place volunteers were picking up trash. He is shown with Mrs. Sue
in Cooper's Town and Smith, Director of Education and Training with Keep America
Treasure Cay and an- Beautiful here to certify Abaco in the program, and Ms. Ber-
other was planned for nadette Hall of the Toruism office who helped coordinate the
the following day at clean up.
Schooner Bay. More
coastal areas will be
cleaned on September 29th.


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MLS # 1095
Sea ofAbaco side is in a cove with great location
for private dock. Lush tropical vegetation, great
elevation. Ideal location for a family estate/retreat.
B$1,800,000 Gross
Purchaser Pays 1/2 Stamp Tax & Own Legal Fees.


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


Guana Cay
Located on the
water between
the Settlement &
Blue Water Grill
Exclusive Listing

This amazing 3 bedroom 3 bath home built on
a 50,730 Sq.Ft lot with 130' protected waterfront
Ideal spot to build your own private dock.
B$2,150,000 Gross
Purchaser Pays 1/2 Stamp Tax & Own Legal Fees.


Guana Cay
I "Price Rduced" 10,400 + sq.ft.
residential
building site
Exclusive Listing
MLS # 1062
This property great views of both the Atlantic
and Sea-of-Abaco.This is the best deal on
Guana Cay and won't last hurry !!!
B$99,OOOGrss
Purchaser Pays 1/2 Stamp Tax & Own Legal Fees.


Guana Cay
Orchid Bay is a
private, gated,
-residential
community
Exclusive Listing
MLS # 1090
Beautiful 36,700 sq. ft waterfront lot in Orchid
Bay development on Guana Cay. Great
elevations and views of the Sea-of-Abaco.
B$625,000 Gross
Purchaser Pays 1/2 Stamp Tax & Own Legal Fees.


Scotland Cay
SExclusive Private
island waterfront
lot available
Exclusive Listing
MLS # 1070
Large waterfront residential lot located on the
private island of Scotland Cay, with access to
the beautiful beach on the Atlantic Ocean
B$500,000 Gross
Purchaser Pays 1/2 Stamp Tax & Own Legal Fees.


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

Lynard Cay
Great investment
J.4 for a very private
and secluded
piece of paradise.
Exclusive Listing
I ML$#1096

Beautiful 31,450 +/- sq. ft. Sea-to-Sea property
has great elevation and 135' on The Sea of
Abaco with deep water for a private dock.
B$305,000 Gross
Purchaser Pays 1/2 Stamp Tax & Own Legal Fees.

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

Beautiful two story home with 1,200 sq. ft. of
tiled living space on the second floor with 3
bedrooms, 2 bathrooms with much more!
B$635,000 Gross
Purchaser Pays 1/2 Stamp Tax & Own Legal Fees.


Guana Cay

Key" buisness
opportunity
Exclusive Listing
MLS # 1064

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


BAIC is offering a

straw course and a

shell craft course
The Bahamas Agricultural and Indus-
trial Corporation (BAIC) will be con-
ducting two more classes on Abaco.
A straw class will begin in Fox Town on
October 1 and run until October 10, meet-
ing every day. The course will be taught
by Ms. Eldina Miller and classes will be
held at the Fox Town Primary School.
BAIC will offer its second Shell Craft
Training Program in Central Abaco on
October 8 to 17. This course is for all
persons in the surrounding settlements
who are interested in producing shell
craft. The course will meet every day
for the ten-day period. Classes will meet
at Abaco Central High School each eve-
ning from 6 to 9 p.m. The instruction
will Ms. April Martin and the fee for the
course is $50.
Interested person can sign up for ei-
ther of these courses at the BAIC office
or contact Mrs. Patrice Cox at 367-
0066. Mrs. Cox has a kit list giving the
materials that participants are expected
to take. Usually the instructor provides
materials that are not available locally.







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BAHAMA PALM SHORES #2853 TRANQUIL
BREEZES BEACHFRONT 4 bed, 4 bath home on I acre with 100
feet of beach. Solid CBS construction. 15 KW generator.
$995,000.
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GREEN TURTLE CAY #3031 Coco BAY
HARBOURFRONT 1 15 ft. dredged channel, 40 ft. dock Close
proximity to resorts and beach. Perfect home site. $650,000.
Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com
242.577.0298 www.SIRbahamas.com


CASUARINA POINT #3954 LUCAYAN BONEFISH
VILLA
CANAL FRONT 3 bed I bath villa, leads out to the Sea of Abaco,
teaming with bonefish and sea life. $495,000.
Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com
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GUANA CAY #3001 GUANA BEACH HOUSE
QUAINT beach house with 2 bed, I bath on stunning sandy
beach. Property dimensions: 60 ft. on the water x 242 ft. deep.
$650,000.
Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com


LUBBERS QUARTERS #3785 WILL'S PLACE LUBBERS QUARTERS #3850 SEA WIND
I YEAR NEW 2 bed 2 bath home, with vaulted ceilings. WATERFRONT on the Sea ofAbaco. 2 bedroom I bath home,
Gourmet kitchen. 1,472 sq. ft of deck and community dock. plus dock with sufficient water at low tide. $429,000.
$520,000. Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com
Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046 www.SIRbahamas.com


GREEN TURTLE CAY #3208 TURTLE'S
NEST
HARBOURFRONT a magnificent private waterfront estate
situated on a beautifully landscaped 3 acres of property.
$3,800,000.


HIGH ROCKS #3248 VILLA ESPANOLA
SEA VIEW Mediterranean-style 4 bed 3 bath home. Completely
private. Formal living/dining rooms. Fully furnished.
$980,000.
Bill.Albury@SothebysRealty.com


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LUBBERS QUARTERS #3851 SEA BREEZE
VIEW OF THE SEA OF ABACO. Newly constructed 2 bed I
bath home. Steps from a beautiful beach. Shared dock.
$319,000.
Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com


GREEN TURTLE CAY #3208C TURTLES
COTTAGE
HARBOURFRONT 2 bed 2 bath home, 925 sq. ft. garage/
storage. 100 ft. dock permit. Lot 15,000 sq. ft. plus.
$950,000.


LUBBERS QUARTERS #2425 MANGRALA
SEA VIEWS beautifully lanscaped 3 bed 3 bath, close to
Marsh Harbour and Hope Town, 200 ft. from sandy beach.
$690,000.Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com
242.367.5046 www.SIRbahamas.com












MARSH HARBOUR #3467 ABACO HOUSE
BEACHFRONT VILLAS spacious, fully air-conditioned 3 bed 2
bath. Great views from wide verandahs. $795,000.
Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com
242.367.5046 www.SIRbahamas.com


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SUGAR LOAF CAY #2817 PARROT POINT
WATERFRONT unique 4.96 acres, private marina, 2 bed 2
bath plus I bed I bath cottage. Electricity from mainland.
$2,875,000.
George.Damianos@SothebysRealty.com


-PRICE REDUCED
TILLOO CAY #3657 FARSIDE
WATERFRONT the most unique and desirable property in
Abaco. 5 bed 6 bath, hangar and docking for 80 ft. vessel.
$5,950,000.
Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com


TILLOO CAY #3981 TILLOO PROPERTY
WATERFRONT A magnificent 4.247 acre property, 360
degree view from this 40 ft. elevation, dock, large basin.
$2,980,000.
Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com
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WATERFRONT great elevation and room for a protected dock
with good water depth. $350,000.
Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com


PRICE REDUCED


TREASURE CAY #1660 SERENITY HOUSE
BEACHFRONT ESTATE 290 ft. of sandy beach, modern 2 storey,
4 bed 4.5 bath 5,600 sq. ft. home on 2 expansive lots.
$5,200,000.
Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com


Kerry Sullivan
t 242.366.0163
10/01/07


TREASURE CAY #3073 MY ISLAND RETREAT
BEACHFRONT 4 bed, 3 bath retreat, cathedral ceilings,
wrap-around screened-in verandahs. Great views.
$1,300,000.
Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com


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


TREASURE CAY #2516 CROSSWINDS
SEA VIEWS 4 bed 3 bath 2,800 sq. ft. furnished family home
with apartment, central A/C, generator. $868,000.
Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com
242.577.0298 www.SIRbahamas.com

LOTS & ACREAGE
GREEN TURTLE CAY
Coco BAY LOT REF: #3031 $650,000.
Contact Stan Sawyer 242.577.0298

BAHAMA CORAL ISLAND
LOT 58, BLOCK II, SUBDIVISION I REF: #3351
$18,000.
Contact Stan Sawyer 242.577.0298


TREASURE CAY #3079 SAND BANKS HARBOUR
WATERFRONT prime development. 4 acres, four 2 bed
2 bath cottages, pool. Marina Potential/fishing lodge.
$650,000.
Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com


MARSH HARBOUR
10-ACRES ON WATERFRONT REF: #3100
Contact Laurie Schreiner 242.367.5046


$2,500,000.


BAHAMA PALM SHORES
LOT 43, REF: 4071- Good residential area. $30,000.
Contact Bill Albury: 242.367.5046
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Page 4 B The Abaconian


October 1, 2007


School News


Student Leadership
Seminar
By Samantha V. Evans
Being selected to become a leader is an
honorable appointment and on September
19th some 75-100 school leaders from
across the island gathered at St. Andrews
Methodist Church Hall for Abaco's first
Student Leadership Seminar. Mrs. Lenora
Black officially welcomed the students to
the seminar, letting them know that once
they are in this hall they have already been
identified as leaders. She told them that
God made them very special. Their teach-
ers and administrators have identified them
as student leaders but they must believe in
themselves or their gifts and talents will die
within them.
Mrs. Black told them that as leaders,
they must be out front setting the course
for the rest of the student body. Their peers


will look up to them and look to them for
advice but they must not be intimidated be-
cause leaders do not have to know every-
thing. However, they should know who to
go to for the answers.
Mr. Vincent Coakley, Senior Master of
Abaco Central High School, outlined the
duties and responsibilities of a prefect.
It is important that they realize that as a
leader they must set good examples, help
to create a safe and secure student body,
use their initiative, be great communicators
and peer mediators and be good role mod-
els. Some of the rewards of being a prefect
are receiving incentives and awards from
their school, and being asked to represent
their school at various functions or com-
petitions. Mr. Coakley congratulated them
for exemplifying such great qualities and
encouraged them to be the best role models
they can be.


Leaders learn the
value of rules
By Samantha V. Evans
Chief Supt. Hulan Hanna of the Royal
Bahamas Police Force spoke at the Stu-
dent Leadership Seminar about the impor-
tance of implementing and enforcing rules.
He told them that rules are made for the
smooth running of an organization. With-
out rules there will be utter chaos.
In order for fairness to be maintained,
the students must be objective. They must
make decisions on facts and what they
know. They must be prepared to deal with
the information and not the infractor. They
must maintain the integrity of the person or
persons involved.
Additionally, he told them to remember
that: 1 There is an equal reaction when a


decision is made. 2 Rules are not to con-
trol but to deal with the development and
growth of others. 3 When their motives are
right, then they can enforce the rules. 4
Honestly evaluate every situation and do
not assume or hastily come to a conclu-
sion. 5 Rules are made for people and not
people for rules, 6 The leader must always
obey the rules. 7 The leader's actions must
stand the test of time. 8 They must ask
themselves if God would be pleased with
their actions. He encouraged them to look
at the human side of things and not just
at the rule because offenses are committed
for a reason.
Finally, Chief Supt. Hanna gave the
leaders tips on how to resolve conflicts

Please see School Page 5


___ Chief Supt. Hulan Hanna of the Royal Bahamas Police Force spoke to the Student Lead-
Two students were chosen to present Chief Supt. Hulan Hanna with a plaque and gift. On ership Seminar that was held for leaders of all government schools on Abaco. The semi-
the left is our new District Superintendent, Mrs. Lenora Black. nar was organized by the education staff at the office of the school superintendent.






October 1, 2007 The Abaconian Page 5 B



School News


School From Page 4

peacefully. He began by telling the stu-
dents that a conflict is a disagreement be-
tween two or more persons. The benefits
of a conflict are: you can get to know a
person better; this is an opportunity to ex-
plore other ways to get along, and learn
that there is more than one way to solve a
problem. At the conclusion of this session,
he gave the students some examples of how
to resolve conflicts without causing harm
to the other party.
BTVI Registration
held for New Term
By Samantha V. Evans
After much speculation as to whether
Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute
(BTVI) will remain on the island, Mr. Fred
Delancy, Assistant Manager, held registra-
tion on September 7, 8, 10 and 11 at Abaco
Central High School to enroll students for
the new school year. So far for this term,
approximately 25 students have registered
at the Central Abaco site and 26 for the
Northern Abaco site. The classes being of-


fered this term in Central Abaco are Office
Administration, Cosmetology, Electrical
Installation, and Carpentry; classes offered
in the North are Office Administration and
Cosmetology. Classes will begin on Sep-
tember 17th at Abaco Central High School
for Central Abaco and S.C. Bootle for the
Northern Bahamas site. The coordinator
for Central Abaco is Beverley Rolle and
the coordinator for Northern Abaco is Es-
ther Cornish.
Education Department
hosts Parents' Conclave
By Sa antha V. Evans
A Parent Conclave was held on Septem-
ber 9th at Central Abaco Primary School
with the host presenter, Mrs. Lenora Black,
Abaco's District Superintendent. She would
like the parents of Abaco to partner with
her and her team so that together they can
take Abaco students to new heights. Edu-
cation is the vehicle through which a na-
tion progresses so more emphasis needs to
be placed on education in this district. She
further stated that every child has a right
to be educated. There is no reason for any
of them to be working during the school


day and
not be in
school.
An adult
w h o
sees any o -
school-V
aged
child Id
work- .
ing dur- W
ing the Mrs. Lenora Black
school day should contact Social Services.
She views the children as the future so they
need to be prepared to lead the society of
tomorrow.
Even though academics are important,
Mrs. Black believes that students need to
get back to basics with morals, values and
having the right attitude. She stated that the
best way to teach these skills to children is
by parents being an example.
She stated that the Ministry of Education
exists to ensure that the best possible edu-
cation is afforded every child in this coun-
try and stressed passionately that they can
flourish in this country. To do this, parents
and educators must be committed to being


life long learners.
Mrs. Black is excited to be back on Ab-
aco and is pleased to announce that they
are in pursuit of excellence and they expect
all of their stakeholders to be on the same
page. She encouraged parents to be leaders
in their homes. She believes that all is not
lost for Abaconian youth but rather they
need to commit themselves to excellence.
She resounded that excellence is possible,
excellence is necessary and excellence is
hard. But, excellence is worth it all. Abaco
needs to be among the leaders in the Ba-
hamas.
Mrs. Black encouraged Abaco to ad-
vance from being good to being GREAT!
School is the beginning training ground for
children. Not only do they learn academ-
ics here, they learn how to socialize with
other children and to resolve conflicts in
a sensible manner. She looks forward to
all stakeholders in the Abaco communities
to get onboard and join with her so that
Abaco can go from being good to being
GREAT!

Please see School Page 6


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October 1, 2007


More School News

Education Leaders of concerns where the high school students and another college is finding its way on College, Dr. Deswell Forbes, addressed
Give Tips to Parents are concerned, and she would like for par- the island to assist with the educational the students.
By Samantha V. Evans ents to work with her to get the following and professional growth and development Success Training College came to the is-
Ms. Feemease Sa wyman er, Educations Offi matters under control: of its residents. Success Training College land as a result of two professional women:
c Ms. Felemeaser S a nducanessa- Students need to have respect for adults held orientation for the students of its first
cer or Primary Schools and Ms. Vanessa and respect for each other cluster comprising of some 30 students on Please see School Page 8
James, Acting Principal of Abaco Central Students do not adhere to the school rules September 14th when the president of the
High School, gave Abaco parents some (i.e. males wear earrings, students bring
very important tips. Ms. Sawyer noted the cell phones and other electronic devices
following: when the rule clearly states that they are
* Too many students are absent from not allowed)
school s Students need to dress properly for school
* Too many students are on the streets at M Reef
ngTtme s* Too many students are absent from
night time h
* Parents need to pack healthier lunches and Lack of interest in meeting deadlines for
Lack of interest in meeting deadlines for
snacks for their children exams
* Parents need to invest more in their chil- Ms. James cannot conceive in her mind
dren's education by donating reading books how parents can drop their children off to
and manipulative materials (hands-on mate- school in grade one and then return to pick
rials) to the public schools them up in grade twelve. She pleaded with
* Children are not doing homework sent rt i g t Se pr e w
re inent parents to get more involved in their chil-
home for reinforcement o. dren's education because educating their
* Parents need to get more involved in children will take a partnership between These are some of the students who have begun working toward a degree in business ad-
their children's education them and the teachers. Before the conclave minstiration with Success Training College. They were addressed by Dr. Deswell Forbes,
Ms. Sawyer has been in the system for ended, each parent received A Parent President of the school.
many years and has seen many areas that Pledge which they all recited together.
are lacking. These are just a few. She is ldg i e
looking forward to a more productive Success Trainingf
school year and improved grades for the College Offers Degree M erom aid Reef illias
district of Abaco. By Samantha V. Evans
Ms. James stated that she has a number Abaco is growing by leaps and bounds


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units with office and swimming entrance, covered porch, two kitchen, laundry. Home has a
pool. This one and a half acres dining rooms, large living room, space being used as business area
of land is located in the heart of TV room, spacious kitchen, laundry that was used as a bakery. Home
the restaurant business area with room, air conditioned with two situated on property 105' x 147'
the water front within 200 feet. units, new windows installed and has storage building that is
With any elevaton this property 2005, new roof 2000. 2500 sq. 10' x 12' in the rear of the home.
has water views. It is perfect for anyone wanting to develop a motel or ft. living area air conditioned. House sits on one acre of property. Appraised Priced at $293,800 gross
condominiums for rental or sale. Priced at $2,156,500 gross $330,000 Selling price $285,000 Duplex for sale off Forest Drive two,two bedroom/ one bath
Great Business Opportunity a two-story building that has a Fourplex 2 two bedroom one bathroom apts, 2 one bedroom, apartment units, fully fur-
total of 19,300 sq. ft. There one bathroom apts. Total 3150 nished. One unit has central
are 7 apartment units on top sq. ft. All units furnished, All units A/C and washer & dryer. The
floor that are rented and two have central A/C units, 3 units other unit has window A/C unit
huge office spaces on the bot- have washer/dryer units. 160 sq. in the bedroom. Building sits
tom floor that are rented. This ft. wooden building that houses on lot 131 x 90 property, landscaped. Appraisal value this year at $242,356.
building is located in Marsh Harbour and is on three lots that are 100' x washer and dryer for apt. one. This is priced to sell at $209,625. Buyer will pay 5% govt tax and 2% legal
120', bringing the total land space to 36,000 sq. ft. This building is priced Property 5I0' x 88' All units are fee. Persons interested should call or come in, We will find a way to work
to sell at $1,500,000 gross rented. Off Forest Dr., Dundas Town. Appraised value $430,000 Asking price something out for you.
Fourplex for sale 3 two-bedroom, one bathroom, fully furnished apt, $375,000 For sale 15 acres of land at Baker's Heights near Leisure
also one split-level three bed- Agape Villa Murphy Town Two free standing structures containing Lee off the Treasure Cay Highway. Priced at $30,000 per acre, this property
room, two and half bathroom. four one-bedroom, one bathroom will go fast. Call today.
Property 80' x 100'. Oleander apartment units that are fully For sale three lots located on South Lubbers Quarters in the Abaco
Drive across from Friendship furnished with central air con- Ocean Club Estate. Lots number II, 44, 112. These lots are priced individu-
Tabernacle Church, Dundas ditioning. Sits on 15,000 sq. ft. ally.
Town Appraised at $500,000 Landscaped. All units are rented. Lot #11 consists of 11,022 sq. ft. and is priced at $85,000 gross. Lot #44
Selling price $475,000 $300,000 Person purchasing this consists of 13,307 sq. ft and is priced at $98,000 gross. Lot # 112 consists
Four bedroom, 4 bathroom house with covered back patio, will have an instant business. of 20,485 sq. ft. and is priced at $175,000 gross
covered entryway with huge Three bedroom, two bathroom home, fully furnished, central
columns. House is 4,000 sq. ft. I*-air conditioning, on 9,000 sq. ft. All prices listed at Adler Realty are total cost for
situated on 1/4 acre of property Landscaped with beautiful trees purchase including all taxes and fees.
in Bahama Palm Shores. Central and lawn. Rented. $190,000. Can Located in the Sea Star Building
air conditioning, Jacuzzi tub be sold separately or with above
in master bath. Appraised at property. next to Maxwell's Supermarket
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ATV'S
Bruin 350
b Was $7500
I Now $6800


GOLF CARTS


USED ELECTRIC
2 Seater 2003 Model $3450
(10 to choose from)
6 Seater 2003 Model $4995
(2 to choose from)


MOTORBIKES
I OOcc Crypton $2000
IOOcc Jog $2200
(Automatic)


6 CF $3900


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School From Page 6
Enid Wythe and Ruth Flowers, who wanted
to earn a college degree but did not want to
travel to Nassau every weekend for classes.
Ms. Barbara Williams, noting how expen-
sive this must be, asked Mrs. Wythe if there
was another way for them to obtain a degree
without all of the travel and expense. Mrs.
Wythe gave her the challenge of finding 15
persons who would be interested in obtain-
ing a degree in Business Administration so
that Success College would come to the is-
land to offer site basic classes.
Mrs. Williams took on the challenge as
she too was interested in the course. Not
only did she find 15 persons who were in-
terested, she found 30 persons who paid the
fees and were prepared to start the program
on September 15th. She has a list of other
interested persons who will probably make
up a second Abaco cluster.


Mrs. Flowers graduated in August 2007
and Mrs. Wythe is in her second year so
the new persons are to benefit from this
cluster more than these two women.
Success Training College opened in
1982 offering only certificate classes.
In 1983 it started offering associate de-
gree classes and it has been growing ever
since. Mrs. Rolle stated that the college
is recognized as one of the top tertiary
level institutions in the Bahamas because
it provides quality education for all stu-
dents regardless of their background.
Dr. Forbes recognized that the students
must be excited about this new journey
they have embarked upon to better them-
selves. He encouraged them to set goals
for themselves. It is clear that they have
made a decision to think outside the box.
This group of professionals is now see-
ing things in a different light. He further
explained to them the length of this pro-
gram and the number of sessions they will


have each semester. He told them that if a
cluster moves together, they will be given
a better rate and can be sure to graduate
together and on time.
He believes that Success Training Col-
lege has a team of professional instructors
who will create a student friendly class-
room. Mrs. Rolle encouraged all students
to budget well so that next semester they
will be prepared to cover themselves fi-
nancially. Registration for this first term
will end on September 22, 2007. Interest-
ed persons can contact Mrs. Enid Wythe
at the Administrator's Office or Mrs.
Barbara Williams at Social Services.
Abaco Standardized Test
Results Must Improve
By Samantha V. Evans
Abaco received its scores for the stan-
dardized tests taken in May-June 2007 and


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there is room for major improvement. The
new District Superintendent, Mrs. Lenora
Black, encourages parents to take more in-
terest in their children's school life. She
was very disturbed by the fact that too
many students paid for exams that they did
not show up to take. She would like to see
parents ensure that their children prepare
for and show up to take every exam they
pay for.
Another observation was that too many
students did not complete course work for
BJC's and BGCSE's. Mrs. Black explained
that course work is worth a large percent-
age of their final grade for these exams so
it is important that it are done and turned
in on time. She plans to instruct all of her
administrators to get course work out to
students by mid-term break in October so

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School From Page 8 age score D Mathematics average score is not asking that can lead to the continued Principal, Ms. Vanessa James.
E_+ detriment of our students. The Senior Master is Mr. Vincent Coak-
that they will have sufficient time to corn- Science average score C+ Social Abaco Central High ley, who came from Nassau one year ago
plete all the work required. Studies average score D- to teach mathematics and will continue to
She has faith in the educational system The BJC had 881 entries with 22 A's, New teaching staff at A CH teach. The new Head Mistress, replac-
across The Bahamas and wants to say to 70 B's, 200 C's, 171 D's, and 418 By Mirella Santillo ing Mrs. Nadine Beneby, is Ms. Sophia
parents that Abaco students can do better E's/U's. The BGCSE exams had 580 en- The opening of the new school year saw Miller, who will also be teaching math-
and they will come June 2008. She hopes tries with 14 A's, 20 B's, 116 C's, quite a few changes at Abaco Central High ematics, stated Vice Principal James. Ms.
that parents will commit themselves to 132 D's, and 298 E's/U's. School: teachers retired or were relocated Miller, who is originally from Freeport,
ensuring that their children achieve more It is clear by these scores that parents and replaced. Nine teachers have joined has been with the high school for the last
than they did while in school. She believes need to partner with their children's teach- the staff of the high school. A new Senior five years.
that this should be the expectation of every ers and the district superintendent to en- Master and new Senior Mistress have been The language arts teacher is Ms. Lois
parent. sure that the exam scores are better for the named, both having taught at the school Jeffers and the modern language teacher
The results for Abaco are as follows: June 2008 sitting. It can be done, but it previously. But as the school year enters its is Mr. Victor Castaneda from Mexico.
GLAT Grade 3 Language Arts average will take all stakeholders getting involved fourth week, no Principal has yet been ap-
score E Mathematics average score E to do so. For those parents who do not pointed to replace Mr. Kendris Hield, and Please see School Page 10
GLAT Grade 6 Language Arts aver- know how to get involved, simply ask. It the post is being filled temporarily by Vice


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TREASURE CAY
Restaurant For Sale # 781- Fully equipped & furnished 2,818
s/f restaurant at Treasure Cay highway intersection. Seating
capacity of approx. 70. Great location. $517,000.
"Argyll House" # 483 Elegantly furnished, elegant 4 bed,
5.5 bath, 6,900 s/f Ocean Blvd. estate on 1.6 landscaped
acres with 153' beachfront. Includes vehicles. $4,900,000.
"Tradewinds" # 589 Luxurious 4 bed, 3.5 bath furnished
beachfront home, plus separate 3 bed, 3 bath ocean view guest
house. Superior design & finishes. Total 1 acre $4,575,000.
"Peace & Plenty" # 503 Splendid 7 bed, 4.5 bath 2 storey,
furnished Ocean Blvd beachfront estate, on 1.453 superbly
landscaped acres. 163' beach frontage. $3,800,000.
"Trident House" # 317 Superb 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath fully
furnished, 3,500 s/f beach front home. $2,800,000.
"Final Approach # 601 Recently renovated, furnished
canal front 2 storey, 5,500 s/f 6 bedroom, 4.5 bath private home
on large property, 100' private dock, 4 car garage $2,625,000.
"Bella Vista ", WindwardBeach # 806 Newly built 4 bed, 4
bath, 2,600 s/f furnished home with 97' beach frontage PLUS
protected canal lot Galleon Bay with boat lift. $1,8'"8l i'.
"Fish Tales" # 808 Elegant 3 bed, 3 bath furnished canal
front home, 3,430 s/f under roof on 15,493 s/f landscaped
parcel. 90' deep water frontage & 90' dock. $1,850,000.
"Porter Place"- Brigantine Bay # 868 Newly constructed,
furnished 3 bed, 3 bath canalfront home, 3,040 s/f under roof,
double garage, 165' of dockage, newboat lift. $1,600,000.
WindwardBeach # 780 3 bed, 2 bath, 2,500 s/f furnished
new home, 106' seawalled sandy beachfront. $1,150,000.
"Laguna" Galleon Bay # 745 3 bed, 2 bath single storey,
1,550 s/f canal front home, furnished, elevated landscaped lot,
carport & garage, deep water dock with boat lift. $985,000.
"Shell Shack" # 712 3 bed, 2.5 bath,1,600 s/f furnished
home on Brigantine Bay, elevated 10,000 s/f lot, garage, 80'
bulk-headed sea-wall, serviced 30' new dock. $799,500.
Treasure Cay House Near Beach # 492 3 bed, 3 bath
1,276 s/f furnished home, recently renovated. $450,000.
Just Off The Beach # 771 Attractive, furnished, 3 bed, 2
bath, 2,244 s/f home, carport, 1 block from beach. $345.000.
"Home, Sweet Home" # 784 2 bed, 2 bath, 1,240 s/f
furnished home on 13,500 s/f lot, close to beach. Adjoining lot
also available. 1 1 1 $268,000.
Royal Poinciana Beachfront Condominiums -Phase 4
# 716) Premier 3 level, 3 bed, 4.5 bath, plus loft newly built
condos on Treasure Cay Beach. 2,860 s/f under roof, attached
garage. 644 s/f covered/open balconies/porches. $2-'.t-5,' irij.
"Halyard Quay" # 827 Superior 3 & 4 bed 1,568 s/f &
2,108 s/f waterfront condos, gated community, 15' beam dock
slip, private garage Pre-construction pricing from $603,000.
Atlantis Condo # 2209 #770 Elegantly furnished,well
maintained 2 bed, 2 bath 2nd level condo on Brigantine Bay.
Includes boat slip & finger dock for 32' boat. $549,000.
Treasure Landings # 600 Newly constructed 3 bed, 2 bath,
1,300 s/f, furnished luxury condos, close to beach, marina.
Superior finishes. Financing Available $4c5 000.


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ime Real Estate Listings Throughout Aba
TREASURE CAY
Beach Villa 507 # 782 Newly renovated, 2 bed, 2 bath
1,150 s/f villa, plus 592 s/f patios. Tastefully furnished. Many
extras. Close to beach, marina, golf course. $490,000.
Brigantine Beach Condo # 369 2 bed, 2.5 bath furnished
townhouse, ocean views, close to beach, furnished, excellent
rental history. $458,000.
Beach Villa # 506 # 636 -2 bed, 2 bath, 1,250 s/f garden view
villa, fully renovated & refurbished in 2005. Private garden
patios. 1 Oviine FiiniiiiciiigAv ,il.ble i Reduced $405,000.
Beach Villa 504 A & B # 743 2 furnished 1 bed, 1 bath
adjoining Garden Villas, separate kitchen & living areas,
excellent rental history. Sold together, turn-key. $380,000.
Mariner's Cove Condominiums
# 454 2 bed, 1 bath, 2 level poolside unit $317,900.
# 655 2 bed, 1 bath unit with marina views $317,900.
# 807 1 bed, 1 bath ground unit, marina view $222,000.
# 455 1 bed, 1 bath, ground level, poolside $185,900.
Beachfront Parcel # 870 Exceptional 1.58 acres on Ocean
Blvd. 147' beach frontage. Cleared, all utilities available.
Breath-taking beach & sea views. $1,600,000.
Beachfront Parcel- Ocean Blvd # 876 1.5 acres with 100'
of beach frontage, on spectacular Treasure Cay Beach. All
utilities available Gorgeous beach & sea views. $1,510,000.
Beach Lot # 654 Prime elevated 12,800 s/f parcel, 118' of
pristine beach frontage in protected cove. Fully cleared, all
utilities available, superior sea views. $1,480,000.
Beachfront Lot # 705 Choice 12,281 s/f elevated parcel on
Treasure Cay Beach. 95' beach frontage. All utilities available.
Sensational sea views. $1,385,550.
WindwardBeach # 817 Half acre waterfront parcel directly
on Sea of Abaco, 124' beach frontage. Newly installed sea
wall. All utilities available. $482,000.
Brigantine Bay # 841 11,200 s/f cleared canal lot. 80' water
bulkhead. All utilities available. Dock pilings. $458,000.
Galleon Bay # 422 Prime 10,295 s/f cleared canal lot. 88' +
protected canal frontage, all utilities available. $35, .i 1' Ut.
Rock Point Waterfront Parcel # 783 12,200 s/f lot near
entrance to Treasure Cay Marina. 90' newly installed sea
wall. Cleared, all utilities available. $289,000.
Flamingo Drive Lot 66 #558 Large lot on quiet cul-de-sac, all
utilities available. Ideal home building site. $66,000.
Flamingo Drive InlandLot # 442 10,000 s/f parcel one block
from Ocean Blvd. Near beach, utilities available $45,000.

ABA4CO CLUB AT WINDING BAY
Oceanview Lot # 2 # 727 Spectacular 1.1 acre elevated parcel
overlooking 18th hole. Magnificent views. $3,015,000.
SCOTLAND CAY
Sea ofAbaco Lot Q1 # 845 25,658 s/f lot, 172' water frontage
in quiet cove, good elevations, native vegetation, access
privileges to Atlantic Ocean beaches. $559,000.


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GREAT CISTERN CAY
"Paradise Point" # 659 Furnished 3 bed, 2.5 bath, 2,400 s/f
waterfront home with porches & balconies on 1/2 acre. 193'
elevated Sea of Abaco frontage, Fantastic views. $759,000.
LITTLE HARBOUR
Waterfront Property #347 2.2 acres, sea to sea, total 280'
water frontage, ideal for boat dockage in protected Little
Harbour, large protected cave. Reduced to $608,000.
LEISURE LEE
"Double Eagle" # 757 Recently renovated 3 bed, 3 bath, plus
loft, 2,500 s/f furnished home on canal front parcel. 95' sea
wall, 68' dock. Underground utilities. Near beach $776,000.
"So-Be-It" # 861 Furnished 2 bed, 2 bath canalfront home on
12,100 s/f parcel, 110' bulkheaded frontage, 2-25' docks. Close to
beach. Option available for two adjoining canal lots. $656,000.
Canal Front Home # 124 Furnished 2 bed, 2 bath home, open
living/kitchen. 50' bulkhead & dock on deep water protected
canal, close to beach, sea view. Reduced Price $348,000.
Residential Parcels
# 823 10,708 s/f canal lot w/130' frontage & dock $3'.C,' i>.
# 602 15,334 s/f canal comer lot w/197' seawall $334,000.
# 886- 12,828 s/f canal lot, 100' seawall, 50' dock $329,000.
#704 10,400 s/f elevated canal lot w/104' frontage $299,000.
#597- 11,242 s/f canal lot w/171' seawall, sea view $265,000.
# 811 10,400 s/f sea view comer lot, near beach $107,000.
# 567- 2.139 acres on highway near Leisure Lee $149,700.
GUANA CAY
Atlantic Oceanfront Parcel #746 Approx. 1 acre residential
parcel, 154' elevated shoreline near Orchid Bay community,
great ocean views. $395,000.
Dolphin Beach Estates # 843 Atlantic Ocean View, 17,500 s/f
lot # 121. All utilities installed. Includes house plans for 4,350 s/f
under roof elevated home. Close to beach B$287,500.
MARSH HARBOUR
GreatAbaco Club, Canalfront Home # 637 Elegantly
furnished 4 bed, 4 bath, 2,800 s/f home. State-of-the-art kitchen.
Canal-side pool/patio, 42' deep water frontage $2,185,000.
GREEN TURTLE CAY
"Beau Soleil", White Sound # 662 Beautiful 4 bed 5 bath
Beachfront Estate Main House, Apt & Guest House furnished
3,634 s/f on 0.878 acres, 120' dock, pool, 173' beach. L
(Main & Guest Houses also available separately) $2,975,000.
"Island Reach" Seaview Lot # 684 Hilltop 0.405 acre parcel
on White Sound Bluff overlooking Sea of Abaco $-25,0Ui.
BAHAMA PALM SHORES
Beach Front Parcel # 714 45,343 s/f parcel, 100' beach
frontage on Atlantic Ocean. Electricity available. Ideal site for
permanent residence or vacation home. $349,000.
Inland Lot Near Beach (Ref # 756) Large 13,000 s/f lot near
white sandy Atlantic Ocean beaches, native vegetation, Good
road access. $38,000.
LONG BEACH, SOUTH ABACO
Ocean View Residential Lot # 887 Elevated, hillside comer
parcel, 12,600 s/f +/-, close to sandy Atlantic Ocean beachfront.
All utilities available. Ideal building site. $179,000.


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School From Page 9
Ms. Marcia Ellis takes care of the Family
and Consumer Science Department, while
Mr. Jamal McIntosh is now the perform-
ing arts teacher. Ms. Elspeth Jacksonis in
the Technical Studies Department with Mr.
Sean Sears. The Social Science Department
is overseen by Mrs. Laverne Cooper, the
wife of Administrator Cephus Cooper
The social studies' post is held by Ms.
Magdalene Mills and the science teacher,
Mr. Francisco Canejo, recently arrived
from Cuba. Ms. Kemberly Rahming from
Freeport is replacing Ms. Stubbs, who
retired as guidance counselor. Mrs. Isobel
Sherman, home economics teacher, is due
for retirement in December of this year.
Awards Ceremony
honours students
By Mirella Santillo
Approximately 500 students, their teach-
ers and the Acting- Principal gathered on the


grounds of Abaco Central High School on Sep-
tember 20th for an awards assembly, the first
of the school year.
Recognition went to the most improved
students, 14 of them, among whom three had
repeated a class, (most because of a language
problem ) with very beneficial results. There
was a "Rising Star," Jermaine Cash, who was
congratulated for receiving a "B" in Health
Science in his BGCSE. Fifteen students were
commended for being the First in Class. Those
were the students with the highest GPA in their
class. Then two boys and a girl received awards
for the Best BJC passes, the first, Mones Sam-
til and the other two, Shaquille Jones and
Shannon Paul, for best pass in Spanish. The
Best BGCSE passes went to Latonia King and
Chenika Simms, now are in college and the
outstanding 11th grade BGCSE passes went to
Ashley Whilly for special achievement.
Mrs. Sophia Miller announce the recipi-
ents of the awards who came to receive their
trophies presented by Mrs. Monica Adderley,
Acting Principal, Ms. Vanessa James and Mrs.


An Awards Ceremony was held at Abaco Central High School to honour the students who
did well last year. They are shown here with some of the staff.


About 500 students now attend Abaco Central High School. This is an assembly. When it
rains, the students all crowd under the roof overhangs.


Mary Whilly, PTA President. Mrs. Monica Principal, Ms. Jame
Adderley of Island Care Wireless was the do- the students "who h
nor of the trophies. Please see School
The ceremony was concluded by Acting


s, who congratulated
ad the courage to do
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from mainland. Ample fresh water and five above ground cisterns
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Treasure Cay Properties Offered by Treasure Cay Specialists
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"NEW" STORAGE UNITS, centrally located in
Treasure Cay town centre. Storage units come
in assorted sizes for boats, cars, golf carts and
"stuff." EXC. Starting at $25,000 FGS
CONDOMIUM DEVELOPMENTS
1. CARLETON LANDING
Newest opportunity
Canal front condo and cottage units with
available boat slips
Starting at $680,000 + 14%closing
2. PALM BAY
Townhouse units in protected harbour with
boat slips
Phase One SOLD OUT
Phase Two COMING SOON
3. THE COTTAGES
Now the newest oceanfront development
on Treasure Cay beach comprising indi
vidual luxury units
Starting at $750,000 + 14% closing
4. BAHAMA BEACH CLUB
Luxury condominium project on Treasure
Cay Beach. 3 bed / 3 bath / Den / Lanai / on-
site pool and many other features
Starting at $907,500 Plus 14% closing
5. ROYAL POINCIANA TOWNHOUSES
on-site pool and tennis, newly completed
luxury 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 bedroom suite, all
ocean views with patio/ balcony
Loft bedroom/ den with ocean view
$2,075,000 + 7.5% Closing
MARINER'S COVE
Townhouse condos with on- site tennis and
heated pool
Marina view, 2 bed/ 1 1/2 bath, fully furnished,
never rented, extra features.
MUST SEE FGS $351,000
TREASURE LANDING
Unit #4 Upstairs 3 bed/2bath fully furnished,
direct beach access. EXC. $514,250 FGS
ROYAL PALM
Canal Front Condos with on-site Tennis and
Pool
2 bed / 2 bath lower unit, 16' wide slip,
includes golf cart and 22' boat
MOTIVATED SELLER EXC. $553,500 FGS
TREASURE HOUSE
Ocean front luxury octagonal units with lagoon/
pool/waterfall. Good rental potential.
Unit #7 Two storey 2 bed/ 2 bath home.
MLS $636,000 + 7.5% closing
Unit #9 Two storey 2 bed/ 2 bath home
MLS $575,000 + 7.5% closing


BAHAMA BEACH CLUB
Resale condos available in first completed project.
Ready to go. Both units never rented but definite
potential. MUST SEE PROPERTIES.
Upstairs unit 3 bed / 2 bath with den / op
tional 4th bed. Completely and tastefully
furnished. 6-seat golf cart included.
VERY MOTIVATED SELLER
EXC. $765,000 +14%
Downstairs unit 3 bed / 2 bath with den/
optional 4th bed. Completely and tastefully
furnished with many extra features including
garage and Ford Taurus $1,002,000 FGS
ATLANTIS
Canal Front Condos with on-site Pool
Bldg 1 Lower unit 2 bed / 2 bath, 15' wide
boat slip, includes car. Newly decroated.
MUST SEE EXC. $500,000 FGS
Bldg 4 Downst it 2 bed / 2 bath,
totally redo'T- 0
CO^ C. $435,600 FGS
SAND DOLLAR
Unit #3 Ocean front, downstairs 2 bed/2 bath,
fully furnished. $640,000 FGS
ROYAL POINCIANA
Ocean Front Condos with on site pool and
tennis
3 bed / 3 bath upper unit, fully furnished,
beach front, with good rental potential.
Priced to sell. $897,900
OCEAN VILLA SUBDIVISION
Special garden pool, 2 bed / 2
bath. Grea\ g, CW many repeat
guests CO- EXC.$369,000 FGS
Second row beach with direct ocean access.
Great view. 2 bed / 2 bath, many special
features. MUST SEE EXC. $553,500 FGS
SANDPIPER BEACH
"Lacey Daze" Spectacular 4 bed/ 3 1/2 bath CBS
home with panoramic ocean views and
direct beach access from every room but
one via decks and patios. The main house
has living/ dining/ kitchen/ master bedroom
suite, two guest bedrooms with bath, powder
room, double garage and utility/ workshop
area. Included with its own entrance is a
private 1 bedroom/ 1 bath apartment with
an open living/dining/ kitchen with its own
deck.Many features. MUST SEE.
EXC. $2,220,000 FGS

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


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


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


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

within The Abaco Club on Winding Bay, a Ritz Carlton Property


Vacant lots
For those who wish to design their
own home, there are two ocean front
lots and one beach front lot available.
each offering 200' of frontage.
H Lots 8 and 11 are located along the
cliffs and golf course at the northern
tip of The Club.


Lot 21 is a spectacular
beach lot with 200' of
powder sand frontage
offering endless views
of the bay.


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A Service of Celebration for the life of
Robert Toler was held at St. James Meth-
odist Church on September 15. Mr. Vernon
Malone moderated the service. Mr. Toler,
also known as Barometer Bob, and his wife
Patti have been second homeowners in
Marsh Harbour for many years. They have
hosted the Cruisers' Net on the VHF each
morning for many years. He passed away
quietly in his sleep on September 8.
The service was patterned after the Net
format. Since Mr. Toler gave an extensive
weather forecast each morning, a detailed
weather forecast of heaven was read by
Silbert Mills of Radio Abaco. This was
followed by Open Mike when anyone who
wished could pay tribute, recall an inter-
esting incident or say what Bob had meant
to them. Many people depended on his
weather reports, particularly during heavy
stormy weather or hurricanes. Others com-
mented on his and Patti's enthusiastic way
of guiding the Net.. An e-mail time was
included when Mr. Malone read messages
that had come in remembering him.
The funeral service for Paul Morley,
51, formerly of Abaco was held in Nassau.
Interment was also in Nassau.
He is survived by his wife Carol Morley;
father Rev. Coapland Morley; step-mother
Louise Morley; children Jason and Nicole
Morley; grandchild Nakia Morley; sisters
Sarah Edgecombe, Paula and Esther Mor-
ley, Sueann Kenny and Glenda Williams
(predeceased); brothers David and Ish-
mael Morley; mother-in-law Joyce Burg-
zorg; father-in-law Rudolph Burgzorg;
sisters-in-law Lena Dottin, Joan Fountain,
Llewellen Burgzorg and Stephanie Mor-
ley; brothers-in-law Whitney Kenny Sr.,
Silven Edgecombe Sr., Carver, Frederick,
Trevor and Ian Burgzorg, Selvin Dottin


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and Otto Fountain; nieces Janet Clarke,
Samantha Orlander, Pamela Williams-
Bodie, Treasure Kenny, Jordan and Noel
Morley, Sarah Vaughn and Seleyse Dot-
tin, Synnamon and Sy-Vannah Burgzorg;
grand-niece Khynec Bodie; nephews Ron-
dinero, Siearro, Silven Jr. and Stephano
Edgecombe, Trevor and Dajour Morley,
Whitney Kenny Jr., Rudolph and Shaquille
Burgzorg, Sieron Dottin and Alan Jackson;
nephews-in-law Mark Clarke and Omar
Bodie; aunts Gloria Greenslade, Natalie
Clyde, Advilda and Alivetta Black, Alice
Morley and Crescola Edgecombe; uncles
Wellington Clyde, Livingston Henfield
and Winfred Edgecombe; and many other
relatives and friends/
The funeral service for Leslie Ivan
Sawyer, 54, of Dundas Town was held on
September 21 at St. Andrew's Methodist
Church in Dundas Town. Officiating was
Rev. Dr. Stephen Hale, assisted by Lay
Preacher Craig Cornish. Interment was in
the Dundas Town Public Cemetery.
He is survived by his parents Cleola and
Abraham Sawyer; daughters Patrona Cash,
Samantha Curry and Lynette Dean; broth-
ers Robert (Bob), Walter, Emalin, Floyd,
Randy, Dennis and Angelo Sawyer; sisters
Felamease and Gelita Sawyer, Margaret
Moore and Sharon Lloyd; adopted sister
Robertha Lindsay; aunts Flora Lowe,
Inez Gaitor, Gertrude Dawkins, Valder-
ine Smith and Lana Sawyer; uncles Harold
Smith, Estin Sawyer, Lealon Dawkins and
Wilfred Cornish; sisters-in-law Christine,
Betty, Centina and Monnalisa Sawyer;
brother-in-law Robert Lloyd, son-in-law
Paul Curry; grandchildren Delvone, Deon,
David Jr., and Paul Curry Jr., Karen, La-
vanya, Shaqkeam, Savieon, Atreau, John,
James, Jamain and Patrenda; nieces Mo-


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including all closing costs.
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ael, Laterah, Alexis, Caro- lowed in the Public Cemetery in Crossing
I Deneisha Sawyer, Latoya Rocks.
-akeisha Burrows, Anno- He is survived by his son Garrick McK-
d Rashawn Lloyd; neph- inney; father Glenn McKinney; brother
Patrick, Marshal, Mark, Sean McKinney; sisters Merlie Wilmore,
, Raj, Rashad, Randy Jr., Maydon, Wendy and Verniece McKin-
yer, and Trey Roberts, Ed- ney; grandmother Merlean McKinney;
*ic Moore, Sharico Lloyd, aunts Berlean Bain, Ann Coakley, Au-
k and Jamiel Burrows; and gusta Greenslade, Mae Roker, Brenda and
tives and friends. Muriel Russell; uncles Morris Bowe and
service for Gary McKin- Lloyd Walker; nephews Jonathan Hardy,
onately called "Toby," of John, Deshawn and Devonte McKinney;
was held on September 15 nieces Sharricka Wilmore, Ashanti Hardy,
3aptist Church in Crossing Aaiyah Adderley, Maeshea, Destiny McK-


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Obituaries From Page 14
inney and India; aunt-in-law Lorean Walk-
er; uncle-in-law, Rev. Mervin Burrows;
godchildren Candera Walker and Thelisa
Williams; many cousins; and many other
relavies and friends.
The funeral service for elyne Tous-
saint, 49, affectionately called "Mum," of
Marsh Harbour and formerly of Haiti was
held on September 15 at Calvary Baptist
Church in Marsh Harbour. Pastor Samuel
Edgecombe officiated and interment fol-
lowed in the Haitian Cemetery in Dundas
Town.
She is survived by daughters Rose-


lyne Toussaint, Sonya Antoine, Sabrina
Knowles and Glori Knowles; brothers Yo-
nel, Jean-Gary and Presoire; nieces Jes-
sica, Esther, Natasha and Fara; and many
other relatives and friends.
The funeral service for Dansbuary Al-
exander Hudson, 77, who died on Septem-
ber 12 was held at Calvary Bible Church
in Nassau on September 19. Pastor Al-
len Lee. Dr. Ed Allen, Pastor Frederick
Arnett, Pastor Thomas Albury and other
ministers officiated.
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years, Valerie Hudson; sons Nate and Don-
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Church News I


Church From Page 1
Word of God.
He said that Latter Rain has a great op-
portunity to make a difference in the lives
of many persons on this island. The mem-
bers have to remember to be dedicated to
God.
He realized that this is a grand under
taking that Pastor Alex has embarked upon
but he proclaimed to the members that it
would be a great day for their pastor to an-
nounce that they do not have to raise any-
more funds because they have more than
enough to complete the construction and
furnishing of this house of God..
Apostle Butler stated that this mission
is bigger than a church. In fact, this is not
even about a particular church; it is about
building up the kingdom of God. Follow-
ing his sermon the prayer and response
for the Act of Dedication and the Turn-


ing of the Soil followed. Visiting pastors
were asked to give their blessing upon this
ground by quoting one of their favorite
scriptures as they turned the soil. A brief
reception followed the service at the site.
Leadership Seminar at
Soul Saving Ministries
By Samantha V. Evans
For the first three Saturdays in August
(the 4th, 11th and 18th), Soul Saving Min-
istries hosted a Leadership Seminar. The
presenter for this seminar was Pastor Ni-
gel London, whose background is in lead-
ership. The seminar was held to recognize
and train those who are called by God to
be leaders.
Pastor London covered the characteris-
tics attached to leadership. He noted that
some leaders do well in a pack while oth-
ers do better leading the pack. He stated
that for church leaders it is important that
they lead in the areas of need, not just in


the areas that they are comfortable in.
Each leader was asked to complete a self
evaluation to see if they are effective as
leaders.
Pastor London felt that the seminar was
very well attended, and he has already
been asked to have follow-up sessions.
Pastors in all capacities from churches
across Abaco attended. He explained that
the seminar was held early to see the level
of commitment on the part of the partici-
pants. He is pleased that all who commit-
ted themselves attended all sessions. Fol-
low up sessions are planned for October or
November 2007.
Strong Tower Ordains
New Minister
By Samantha V. Evans
Min. Mario A. Bethel was ordained
as a pastor of Strong Tower Community


Church International on September 16th.
The guest speaker for this commissioning
service was Senior Pastor of Christ Com-
munity Church, Deanza Cunningham, a
good friend of Pastor Stephen Knowles,
host pastor. He explained that Strong
Tower falls under his church so it was his
honor to speak on the topic "The portrait
of an approved leader."
He firmly believes that church leaders
need to be celebrated more because they
have to cope with a great deal of pres-
sure.
He outlined eight characteristics of an
approved leader. Both the minister and his
wife were lead through a series of affir-
mations and prayed for by Pastor Stephen
Knowles, Pastor Cunningham and the vis-

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On September 16 Min. Mario A. Bethel, left, was ordanied in the Strong Tower Com-
munity Church in Dundas Town. He is shown here with his wife and Pastor Stephen
Knowles, senior pastor at the church.




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P.O.Box AB20900 IM Fax: 242-367-0081
Marsh Harbour,Pa e email brent@aisleofpalmrealty com
Abaco, Bahamas website www aisleofpalmrealty com


Brent Cartwright, Broker, BRI
Phone 367-0080


Maria Silvester, BRI
Phone 367-0080


Junior Mernard
Phone 366-0361


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


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Phone 365-5003





Nikhil Shah
Phone 367-0080


The Abaco Club on Winding Bay 4 cottages
and 3 lots in bankruptcy sale. Great potential
for the right buyer. Call for details.
Watching Bay Three adjacent lots near the
entrance of this new subdivision just outside
the settlement of Cherokee.
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
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The Abaconian Page 17 B


More Church News


Church From Page 16
iting pastors.
Running from your
Assignment
By Samantha V. Evans
August 1st and 2nd were two explosive
nights of motivation under the theme Run-
ning from Your Assignment at Friendship
Tabernacle in Dundas Town. Pastor Sil-
bert Mills explained it like this. He real-
izes that sometimes people who follow the
Christian faith try to hide from God so that
they do not do what He has asked them to
do but there is no way they can run from
God. So it is best that they complete their
assignment.
Two gifted men of God were invited to
speak: Rev. Naploeon Roberts from Mt.
Zion Baptist Church in Sandy Point and
Bishop Roston Davis, Pastor of Golden
Gates Assembly Outreach Ministries in


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Nassau. The first night Rev. Roberts de-
livered a message that was full of life and
very encouraging. Before Pastor Roberts
began his talk, Voices of Zion and Friend-
ship Tabernacle Praise Dancers put on a
show to remember. It was clear that these
persons are very gifted in the areas they
perform in.
Pastor Roberts stated that everyone on
the face of the earth has an assignment
from God. Rev. Roberts encouraged Aba-
conians to complete their assignment. Only
what they do for God will last.
The second night was just as exciting and
explosive as the first one as Bishop Davis
took control of the pulpit. Once again there
was dynamic singing and dancing by New
Directions, a men's group, and Friendship
Tabernacle Praise Dancers. Bishop Davis
encouraged each person to have faith and
trust in God. He encouraged everyone to
walk in their purpose and complete the
assignment at hand and watch God open


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Help Save the
Family Meeting
By Samantha V. Evans
Pastor Rex Major of Help Save the
Family Rally held an information meeting
at Church of God Dundas Town on August
28. The meeting sensitized local religious
leaders and concerned Bahamian citizens
of the proposed legislation to bring about
what the majority of them wish "that Baha-
mian law of marriage as a union between
a man and a woman to be enshrined in the
Constitution." The focus of the meeting
was to set the precedence based on Bibli-
cal principles that God ordained marriage
to be between a woman and a man. The
pastor and his associates are on a crusade
to spread the word that marriage is based
only on what the Bible deems to be a legiti-


mate union.
He and his associates want all Bahami-
ans to know that the Constitution of this
country states clearly that marriage should
be between a man and a woman. This is
also supported by the Bahamas Constitu-
tion Review Commission Preliminary Re-
port and Provisional Recommendations of
March 2006.
Pastor Major said that big countries are
putting pressure on little countries like the
Bahamas to comply with international hu-
man rights. It needs to be enshrined into
the constitution so that only a vote of 75
percent of the Bahamian population can
say that they want this law removed.
A committee was selected that will begin
the planning for a Save the Family Rally

Please see Church Page 19


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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,

70 x 26 ft. Plus 50 x 22 ft. 2,920 sq. Ft. the interior walls are concrete blocks;
ceiling is sheet rock and the floors of vinyl tiles.
Murphy Town Crown Allotment 77 Appraisal: $167,580.00
All that lot of land having an area of 6,790 sq. ft being Crown allotment No. 77, of
Murphy Town, Abaco, Bahamas. Located on the subject property is a single storey
single family concrete building. This house is less than 5 years old and is in good
condition with approximately 1,750 sq. ft of living space and contains 3 bedrooms,
2 bathrooms, living room, dining, kitchen, laundry and utility spaces. There are
no significant improvements or deterioration evident The property is very well
drained and not susceptible to flooding. Landscaping efforts are still in remedial
stages. All major public and private utilities are situate within 100 ft of the subject site. Property boundaries are clearly delineated.
The subject property is situate off the Front Street, Murphy Town, Abaco, and is painted light yellow trimmed dark yellow.
Portion of Murphy Town Crown Allotment, Murphy Town, Abaco. Appraisal: $108,000
The property is 890 x 100 ft and rectangular in shape. The land is elevated
approximately 15 ft above road level and approximately 25 ft above sea level.
Located on this property is a 20 yr old three bedroom, two bathroom, living,
dining, kitchen and laundry room house. The structure requires much attention.




Eleuthera Properties
Lot No. 62, Lower Bogue Eleuthera Appraisal: $235,638
All that piece, parcel or lot of land and improvements in the settlement of Lower
Bogue, North Eleuthera, being No. 62, comprising of about 34,210 sq. ft This
site encompasses a 12-year-old single storey home comprising of 4 bedrooms, 3
bathrooms, front room, dining, breakfast room, kitchen and laundry room with a
total living area of approximately 2,342.06. Property also includes a double car
garage and front entrance with a total sq. ft. of approximately 655.75. This home
is approximately 85% completed. The property is well landscaped with crab grass and some fruit trees.
Lot No. 7. Boiling Hole Subdivision Appraisal: $153,521.00
This property is situated on the western side of Eleuthera Highway in the
settlement of Lower Bogue.
All that piece, parcel or lot of land and inprovernents situated on the Island of
Eleuthera, North of Governor's Harbour, comprising of Lot No. 7 in the Boiling Hole
Subdivision and comprising of approximately 10,000 sq. ft,, this site encompasses
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.
N 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.




New Providence Vacant Property

Vacant Properties Lot No. 2 Emerald Ridge Subdivision Appraisal: $60,000.00
All that lot of land having an area of 4,782.68 sq ft, being lot No. 2 of the subdivision known and designated as Emerald Ridge
Subdivision, a said subdivision situated in the southern district of New Providence, Bahamas. From Soldier Road opposite Nassau
Christian Academy School, 2nd property right side in the back of commercial building and bounded on the west by lot No. 3. This
property is vacant land and is rectangular in shape and zoned residential single family.
Property is located off soldier road just opposite Nassau Christian Academy School in the back of the commercial building

Lot No.15, block 10, Winton Heights Appraisal: $171,440.00
All that lot of vacant land having an area of 17,144 sq ft, of the Subdivision known as Winton Heights situated in the Eastern District
of New Providence., Bahamas. This property is rectangular in shape and zoned multi-family single family.
This property is about 230 feet west of Sassoon Drive and is about the third lot on the north side of Hill Side Road.


New Providence Properties
Kennedy Subdivision Nassau Appraisal: $188,406.00
~_L ot no. 21 all utilities available 10 year old single story house, 3 bedroom 2
bathroom, living dining area, family room, kitchen, study, laundry and an entry
porch.
Heading west along Soldier Road take main entrance to Kennedy Subdivision on
S the left, then take the Ist corner on the left, then Ist right. House is second on
_ _y 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.12, Block 3, Millar's Heights Appraisal: $239,500.00
All that lot of land having an area of 7,500 sq. ft being lot 12, of the subdivision
known and designated as Millar's Heights, situated In the Southwestern district
of New Providence, Bahamas. This property is comprised of a 25 yr. old single
family residence consisting of approximately 2,375 sq. ft. of enclosed living space
with three 2-bedrooms, I-bathroom, living/dining rooms, and kitchen apartment
complex. The land is on a grade and level and appear to be sufficiently elevated to
disallow the possibility of flooding during annual heavy rainy periods. The grounds are fairly kept, with improvements including parking
area, walking pathwray and low shrubs. The yard is enclosed with chain linked fencing at the back and southern sides. Traveling west
on Camlchael Road, enter West Avenue, on the South side Immediately after Topps Laundromat Take first right which Is WImpole right
before the T, Junction (High Street) the subject building is an L-shape triplex, painted green, trimmed white.
Lot No. 130, St. Andrews Beach Estates Appraisal: $245,237.00
All that lot of land having an area of 8,100 sq ft, being lot no. 130 of the
subdivision known and designated as St Andrews Beach Estates, the said
Subdivision situated in the eastern district of New Providence, Bahamas. Located
on the subject property is a structure comprising of an approximately 12 yr. old
duplex apartment consisting of approximately 2,072 sq. ft of enclosed living space
which includes one 3-bedroom I-bath, living, dining rooms, kitchen and utility
room, and one bedroom, I-bath, living /dining rooms and kitchen. The land is on a grade and level; however, the site appears to be
sufficiently elevated to disallow the possibility of flooding during annual heavy rainy periods of the year. The grounds are fairly kept
the yard is enclosed with chain link fencing at the sides and back with gated access on both sides of the property. The front lawn
section is not enclosed.
Traveling east on Yamacraw Hill Road take the third corner right with sign for St Andrews Beach Estates, then take first left, then first
right, the subject property is the 2nd property on the left side painted beige trimmed orange.

-Lot No. I Claridge Cove Subdivision Appraisal:
$173,053.00
F- All that lot of land having an area of 7,904 sq ft, being lot no. I of the subdivision
known and designated as Claridge Cove, the said subdivision situated in the
eastern district of New Providence, Bahamas. Located on the property is a single
story residence consisting of 3-bedrooms, 2-bathrooms, living, dining, kitchen and utility room. The land is on a grade and level; and
appears is be sufficiently elevated. The property is landscaped and has fruit and flowering bearing trees. The property is open to the
front but has chain link fencing at the sides and back.
Take Joe Farrington Road heading east, turn onto Marigold Farm Road, then take comer on the left, almost opposite Marigold Farms,
before Lumumba Road, the subject house is located on the right hand side of the road, being the first developed property

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

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







Grand BahamaVacant Property

Derby Unit 3 Block 10 Lot II (Canal lot) Freeport, Grand Bahama Appraisal: $96,000.00
All that piece, parcel or lot land being Block 10, Lot II of Derby Subdivision. The land is vacant, rectangular in shape, on level ground
and is on a canal. Contains approximately 11,250 sq. ft and is in a single family residential area.
Lot 52, Block 16 Moor Drive and Moor Close, Clearwater Cove Lincoln Green Unit 5
Subdivision Freeport, Grand Bahama Appraisal: $27,000.00
The subject property covers approximately 14,883 ft and is single family zoned.
Greening Glade Subdivision Appraisal: $75,000.00
All that piece, parcel and lot of land described as lot 7 block 21, Albacore Drive, Victoria Place and Mid Chipman Road, Unit 2, Greening
Glade Subdivision, Freeport, Grand Bahama. The lot contains 20,580 sq. ft. and zoned as multi-family residential.


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Obituaries From Page 15

Blake, Tammy Hollaway, Claudia and
Crystal Cartwright, Kim Foster, Felec-
ity and Suzette Knowles, Jewel and Jade
Major, Gem Dickens, Jasmine Rodgers.
Demetria, Tiffany, Marie and Rose Ma-
jor, Minette Cartwright, Michell Stubbs,
Kim Redeil and Keri Taylor; neph-
ews Leonard and Trevor Archer, Mi-
chael, Gary, Ricardo and Randy Smith,
George, Marvin, Don, Rock, Richard,
Robert, Mark, David, Jonathan and Ste-
fan Hudson, Brian Pons, Clint and Al-
lan Knowles, Andre, Marcus and Tony
Major, Nest Williams, Philip, Barry and
Bryan Sweeting; cousins Oletta Carrol,
Gerald and Patrick Roberts, Rosmund
Williams, Faye Culmer, Samuel Hilton,
Freddie Archer and Hannah Brooks; and
many other relatives and friends.
The funeral service for Sibblian Betty
Miller-Burrows, 56, of Dundas Town
was held on September 22 at Bethany
Gospel Chapel in Murphy 'Town. Offi-
ciating was Bishop Livingston Williams
Jr, assisted by other ministers. Interment
was in the Dundas Town Public Cem-
etery.
She is survived by her husband, James
Burrows; daughter Yvette Mitchell; ad-
opted sons Brandon Burrows and Ri-
cardo Brown; adopted daughter Ethan
Burrows; mother Olive Miller; brothers
Lamburt, Denny and Cai Miller, Kendall
Kemp and Robert Burrows; sisters Joan
and Janet Miller, Monaleta Knowles and
Sharon Russell; uncles Lealand Dawkins,
Alexander Saunders, Brennon Davis and
Clifford Knowles; aunts Alsada Charl-
ton, Mable Saunders, Maria Wallace and
Gertrude Dawkins; grandsons Atario,
Jerone, Tyrone and Khemron Mitchell;
adopted grandson Kishon Morris; grand-
daughters Britania Mitchell; adopted
granddaughter Indira Moss; nephews


Anwar Mackey, Delmon Parker, Na-
thaniel Hall, Lavargo Bootle, Dewanette,
Giovani, Rashad, Darrell, Rogder, Ter-
rance, Regino and Claude Miller, Mark
Bethel, Sham, Mack, Dexter, Demete-
rius, Richard, Kenton, Kensell, Myles,
Maurice, Aaron, Domonique, James,
Chris, Engozi, Equan, Marvin and Dar-
ryl; nieces Margo, Shavon Green, De-
nyca, Dennielle, Veronica and Lani-
tra Miller, Alicia Parker, Domonique,
Sherice, Shania, Shamia, Annalisia and
Sheronique, Ronniska, Savanna, Aliah,
LeShante and DeShante, Tamia, Cardie-
sha, Deantae and Shamia; son-in-law
Arthur Mitchell; brothers-in-law Darren
Russell, Alphaus, Enos, Tony and Junior;
sister-in-law Florence, Deborahmae and
Gynnette Miller, Corrissa Kemp, Meread
and Sharanne Burrows, Wendy Rolle,
Jenniemae Darling, Mena Johnson and
Teresa; godparent Isamae Dawkins; and
many other relatives and friends.



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Garnett Archer Mem. Blvd., Suite #6
P.O. Box AB 20579
Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas
Website: www.diamantedental.com
(appointments can be made online)
Tel: 242-367-4968 Fax: 242-367-3001
Emergency 242-554-8327
Email: dentalspecialistabaco@yahoo.comrn
Dr. J. Denise Archer
Monday Saturdays
General Dentistry
Dr. Christopher Varga
Monday Saturdays
General dentistry
Dr. Barry L. Russell October 16
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October 1, 2007

Church From Page 17

for Abaco. The committee members are:
Chairperson: Bishop Anthony Campbell;
Assistant Chairperson: Pastor Stephen
Knowles; Secretary: Ms. Coral Johnson;


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Assistant Secretary: Ms. Judith Nesbitt;
Treasurer: Rev. Keith Evans; Assistant
Treasurer: Mr. Rashad Abraham; Public
Relations Officers: Mrs. Lovely Reckley,
Rev. Euna Evans and Pastor Silbert Mills.
All churches received information on this
rally and how to begin the sign-up process


A committee has been formed to organize a Help Save the Ftauilv Rally on Abaco. This
is in res ponse to pressure to change the Constitution that now states that marriage is
between a man and a woman. No date has been set for this rally.


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Eleuthera Vacant Property
North Eleuthera Heights, Eleuthera Appraisal $41,275.00
Lot #20 approximately 11,200 sq. ft. and bounded on north by Early Settler Drive and south by Deal Investment Ltd. This is single
family zoning and 50 ft above sea level. This site encompasses a foundation with plumbing and roughing in place and well compacted
quarry fill. The concrete floor has not been poured as yet. The foundation is 2,511 sq. ft Lot # 20 situated 1/5 miles eastwardly of
the Bluff Settlement The said lot is vacant and on a hill overlooking the Atlantic Ocean
Lot. I I OB, Palmetto Point Appraisal: $72,000
All that piece, parcel or lot of vacant land containing 9,000 and being lot No. lOB situated north of Ingraham's Pond and easterly of
Palmetto Point, on the Island of Eleuthera, one of the islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, and is bounded and abutting as
follow: on the north by Lot No. 3B and running thereon for a distance of 90 ft; on the East by Lot No, I I B and running thereon
for a distance of 100 ft.; on the south by a 20 ft wide road reservation and running thereon 90 ft on the west by Lot No. 9B
running thereon for a distance of 100 ft, the said lot is overgrown with shrubs and is in close proximity to a white sandy beach. This
neighbourhood is zoned residential development and is quiet and peaceful with a topography of approximately 50 ft and because of
this there is no danger of flooding. The area is approximately 80 percent developed with all utilities and services available.
Mutton Fish Point, North Eleuthera Appraisal: $51,421.00
Al the piece, parcel or lot of vacant land containing 44,714 sq. ft, and designated E which forms a portion of land known as "Mutton
Fish Point" situated about two miles northwestward of the settlement of Gregory Town on the Island of Eleuthera, one of islands of
the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, and is bounded and abutting as follows: Northwardly by the land now or formerly the property
of Coridon Ltd. and running thereon for a distance of 393.13 feet outwardly by a 30' wide road reservation and running thereon
for a distance of 402.57 ft. eastward by the main Queen's Highway and running thereon for a distance of 109.73 ft; westwardly by
land now or formerly the property of Caridon Limited and running thereon for a distance of 110.75 ft. This property having an area
of approximately 44.714 sq. ft This neighbourhood is zoned commercial/residential development and is quiet, peaceful and has a
topography of approximately 2 ft. with all utilities and services available.
Mutton Fish Point North Eleuthera Appraisal: $51,421.00
All that piece, parcel or tract of land containing one acre situated about 2 miles northwest of the settlement of Gregory Town on the
island of Eleuthera, one of the islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas and is bounded and abutting as follows; Northwesterly
by the main Queens Highway and is running thereon for a distance of 125.462 feet northwestward by the land now or formerly
the property of Coridon Limited, and running thereon for a distance of 390.274 ft southwestwardly by a 30' wide road reservation
and running thereon for a distance of 128,128 ft; Southeastwardly by the lend now or formerly the property of the Vendor and
running thereon for a distance of 322.955 ft. This property having area of approximately 44,847.76 sq ft. This eighbourhood Is zoned
commercial development end is quiet and peaceful with a topography of approximately 2 ft, with all utilities and services available
This lot is vacant land and is located In the area known an "Mutton Fish Point"


Mutton Fish Point, North Eleuthera Appraisal $51,276.00
All that place, parcel or lot of vacant land and improvements containing approximately 44,587 sq,. ft, and designated 'F' which forms
a portion of land known as "Mutton Fish Point" situated about two miles northwestward of the settlement of Gregory Town on the
Island of Eleuthera, one of the islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, and bounded and abutting as follows:- Northwardly by
the land now or formerly the property of Coridon Limited, and running thereon for a distance of 383.56 ft; southwardly by land now
or formerly the property of Caridon Limited and running thereon for a distance of 393.19 ft, eastwardly by the main Queen's Highway
and running thereon for a distance of 113.40 ft, westwardly by land now or formerly the property of Coridon Limited and running
thereon for a distance of 113.40 ft. This neighbourhood is zoned commercial / residential development and is quiet, peaceful and has
a topography of approximately 2 ft. with all utilities and services available.

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

Exuma Vacant Property
Island Harbour Beach, Exuma Appraisal: $80,000
All that parcel or lot of vacant land containing 10,000 (80'x 100') sq. ft being lot No. 9, Block 2, Island Harbour Beach Subdivi-
sion 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.


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Crawfish From Page 20
Foods, stated that as far as fishing in
North Abaco goes, so far it is a better sea-
son than last year. The first boat that went
out in the North fished for four or five
days and did very well. After offloading
its catch, it went right back out so he feels
encouraged for a successful season this
year. "Last year was not a good year for
crawfishing," stated Mr. Lowe. "When
it was time to put down the traps, the
weather was very bad. So when the sea-


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son started, the traps were too new. They
need to be seasoned in order to attract the
crawfish."
Mr. Kenny Long fishes from a small
boat, just going out for a day at a time. He
has done better than last year, and he has
heard that the big boats have done very
well.
The consensus of opinion seems to
be that the crawfishing industry is now
slowly recovering from the setback it
received after Hurricanes Frances and
Jeanne when heavy seas ruined the breed-


A mother ship, the Leopard, belonging to Marsh Harbour Exporters and Importers, is
one of the larger crawfish boats that goes out for a week or two at a time during crawfish
season. It returns with its fleet of tenders after a crawfishing voyage. This particular boat
f, ciqui'ly crawfishes at Cay Sal which is the closest Bahamian point to Cuba on the
southwest comer of the Great Bahama Bank about 250 miles south of Marsh Harbour.






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ing grounds and much of the mangroves;
small crawfish were found strewn on the
beaches after the hurricanes. Since the
hurricanes the divers are having to fish in
deeper waters because the bottom in the
shallower areas has become so silted up
that the holes which the crawfish normally
go in are so muddy that they don't use
them any more.
Though crawfishing seems to be im-
proving, many people feel that there are
several factors which are making it more
difficult now for crawfishermen than in
the past. Mr. Bill Bass stated, "Crawfish
are far more plentiful around Sandy Point
and Crown Haven as the reef is more alive
the further away from Marsh Harbour it
is. This is due to the fact that 30 to 40
years ago, when the bridge joining Great
Abaco to Little Abaco was built and other
roads were constructed, many creeks were
cut off, the tidal flow was stopped and
this prevented the eggs washing through
from the reef to the mangroves. There is
no hope of recovery because the breeding
grounds have been cut off."
Crawfishermen are rightly very an-
noyed about people poaching their traps
which is a common occurrence these days
and there is an "ongoing war" about this.
Some divers apparently flip over other
people's traps to get the crawfish out and


cannot get them back up so when the own-
er goes to his trap there is nothing there.
Another gripe of the small crawfishermen
is that they feel that foreigners are still
taking too many crawfish. One person
stated that on opening day he found two
boats with 10 tourists overboard fishing
for crawfish.
The Rt. Hon. Perry Christie, former
Prime Minister of the Bahamas, passed a
bill which allowed only six crawfish per
boat for tourists but the Rt. Hon. Hubert
Ingraham, present Prime Minister, is con-
sidering changes that have not yet been
announced. There is no limit for Baha-
mians. The minimum length for the tail
is 5 1/2 inches; people found with craw-
fish smaller than that are subject to a fine.
Fishermen are not allowed to use bleach
or detergent, and they must be certified
to use compressors which are allowed
only between 30 feet and 60 feet. At the
beginning of the season several Defence
Force Officers were deployed along with
Fisheries Officers to police the waters and
enforce these laws.
Despite the problems, crawfishermen
are pleased with how the catch is looking
so far this year and say they are looking
for a good season just so long as there are
no hurricanes.


Multiple Listing System

What is MLS?

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

o c O The MLS is quite important to the buyer
S, .0, as well. If your real estate agent is a
participating member of the MLS and is
searching for suitable properties for you, this system is the best tool
because your real estate agent will have access to all properties listed
by other members.
Whether buying orselling make sure your real estate agent is a member
of the Multiple Listing Service of the Bahamas Real Estate Association,
Abaco Chapter!
The first MLS service in The Bahamas was launched on Abaco on
October 1st and, to date, the participating members are:


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


Abaco Cays Realty
Abaco Cays Realty
Abaco Estate Services
Abaco Estate Services
Abaco Real Estate
Abaco Real Estate
Abaco Waterfront Properties
Abaco Waterfront Properties
Aisle of Palm Realty
Aisle of Palm Realty
Aisle of Palm Realty
Bahamas Realty Abaco
Bahamas Realty Abaco
Bayfront Realty Nassau
Coldwell Banker
Coldwell Banker
Damianos Sotheby's Intl. Realty
Damianos Sotheby's Intl. Realty
Damianos Sotheby's Intl. Realty
Damianos Sotheby's Intl. Realty
Damianos Sotheby's Intl. Realty
Era Dupuch Real Estate
Era Dupuch Real Estate
Graham Real Estate
H.G. Christie Ltd
H.G. Christie Ltd
H.G. Christie Ltd
H.G. Christie Ltd
John Cash Realty
Treasure Cay Real Estate
Treasure Cay Real Estate
Treasure Cay Real Estate


Abaco Chapter
The Bahamas Real Estate Association






October 1, 2007 The Abaconian Page 21 B


Attorney General's Staff inspects Eastside Road


Two staff members from the Attorney
General's office, Ms. Dawn Lewis and
Mr. Joseph Darcevil, spent the morn-
ing of September 14 researching vari-
ous claims related to the Eastside Road
in Marsh Harbour. The road was closed
last year when Mr. Newbold had a bull-
dozer rip the road claiming it illegally
crossed his property.
Mr. Newbold showed documents in-
dicating his property extends to the sea
while those claiming that the road must


be reopened produced documents indi-
cating that the property in question ab-
uted the road.
It was generally conceded that a foot-
path extended from the eastside govern-
ment dock through this questionable area.
Remains are still visible of the original
eastside dock where passengers were let
off the mail boat and walked into Marsh
Harbour. This saved a day in transit
while the mail boat took freight and pas-
sengers into Hope Town before entering


the harbour of Marsh Harbour.
Ms. Dawn Lewis and Mr. Joseph Dar-
ceuil of the Attorney General's office lis-
tened and examined documents produced
by both parties. To get a better concept of
the issues, all parties walked the disputed


I-I--ia


roadway while answering questions and
offering facts in support of each side's
claim to either reopen or permanently
close the road.
The Attorney General must now re-
solve the issue.


A land dispute has been ongoing for several years. Mr. Roy Newbold claims the road
along the shore line between Stede Bonnet Road and Key Club Road illegally crosses his
property -, i/,,i town residents claim it is a public thoroughfare dating back 40 years as
a road and was a foot path in the early 1900s. Mr. Newbold, Lavon Albury and Dawn
Lewis from the Attorney General's office along with others walked the controversial road
to get a better idea of the controversy.

Reminders from the Cancer Society


Cancer Screening
Free cancer screening clinic for men
and women will be held at the government
clinics in Marsh Harbour, Cooper's Town
and Moore's Island on Saturday, October
6 beginning at 9 a.m. Early detection is the
best of cure so come and take advantage of
this opportunity. Pap smear tests for cer-
vical cancer and tests for prostrate cancer
will be offered.
Jeans Day
Jeans Day will be observed on October
11. Wear your favorite pair of jeans for
school or work on this day and donate to the
Cancer Society. The charge is $3 for chil-
dren and $5 for adults. Organize a group of
your co-workers or friends and donate to a


good cause. Checks can be made payable
to the Cancer Society of Abaco and taken
to the Brass and Leather Shop in the Abaco
Shopping Centre, Marsh Harbour.
Cancer Society Thrift Shop
The Cancer Society Thrift Shop re-
opened after a summer break on September
22 with a great bargains and a great se-
lection of clothes and household goods. It
will be opened every other Saturday from
9 a.m. to 12 noon in the Marsh Harbour
library building. The next open date will
be October 6. Donations are gratefully re-
ceived and may be taken to the Brass and
Leather Shop or call 367-3744 for pick up.
All proceeds go to assist cancer patients on
Abaco.


Three sessions were held in an attempt to (hi ,ifv the various claims. Mr. Newbold and
his at.in, "v met with the staff of the Attorney General in the Administrator's office. Then
Mr. Newbold and his attorney walked on the controversial road along with members of
the Marsh Harbour community who claim it is a documented public thoroughfare. A third
meeting, above, gave those opposing the road's closure an opportunity to present their
views to the Attorney General's staff. From the left are Yvonne Key, Chairman of the
Marsh Harbour Town Committee, Meredith Albury, Bobby Albury, who owns adjacent
land, Lavon Albury, Kandy Pinder, all Marsh Harbour residents, and Joseph Darceuil
and Dawn Lewis of the Attorney General's office.





PROPERTY FOR SALE

in

HOPE TOWN

Abaco, Bahamas


Many lots to choose from

Lots starting at $59,000

Contact Robbie Nixon
for more info at 242-375-8160
or toll free at 225-1173


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Houses and Land For Rent and For Sale


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





Prime small retail space centrally located in
heart of tourist district in Marsh Harbour 256
sq' ft. sutiable for office space or retail dry
goods only. No food related business. Call
367-3596 for info




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


Guana Cay, Sea of Abaco 400' frontage,
mooring, dock w/lift poles, elevations on 1 +
acre. $950,000 net. Brokers welcome. Ph 970-
328-7330
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


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
Murphy Town house for sale. $160,000. Call
477-5720 for more information
Tilloo Cay 2.167 acres, sea-to-sea, custom
built home. Hurricane doors and windows.
Main house 3 bdrms, 2.5 bath. Dock house
sleeps 2. Concrete generator house. Located
in safe harbour, protected cove. $1,550,000
Call 850-258-7245 for photos, e-mail bofitz2@
comcast.net
Tilloo Cay charming hideaway, 1 br/ 2 ba
cottage, safe haven, tucked in cove with dock.
Panoramic view of ocean in all directions from
top of hill. On approx. 3.75 accres, sea to sea.
Generator, battery and solar powered. Call
508-540-3240 or e-mail jvlvworthington@
adelphia.net
Treasure Cay, brand new luxury water front
condos with deep water docks. 1-800-545-0395
www.pineapplepointresort.com


BAHAMAS VACATIONS 100+ private Out
Island homes, resorts, villas for rent. Free list-
ing. Call 1-800-462-2426
http://www.bahamasvacations.com
Great Cistern 2 br 1 bath apt, Beautifully
furnished, $1500 per month. Ph 225-1697 or
359-6690.
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
Treasure Cay area 2 bedroom furnished
waterfront cottage. $12 00 per month Contact
365-8506, 365-8582






The Abaconian


School From Page 10
their best. We wanted to start the school
year by highlighting academic achieve-
ment," she stated.
Teacher Geraint Thomas
leaves Abaco
By Mirella Santillo
Approximately one year ago Mr. Geraint
Thomas' health began deteriorating, and he
was told by the local doctors that he should
seek health care back home in the United
Kingdom.


Page 22 B


October 1, 2007
Mr. Thomas first came to The Bahamas
in 1972 as a history and geography teacher
for Queen's College in Nassau. He was there
until 1980, but he wanted to teach technol-
ogy so he went back to England to re-train in
that field. In 1989 he went back to Queen's
College as a technology teacher. In 1999 he
moved to Abaco, teaching carpentry and cab-
inet -making at Abaco Central High School.
A week before his departure in late Sep-
tember, he was treated to a goodbye party by
his colleagues and friends. He returned to his
native Wales.


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


Eastern Abaco Region of
The Methodist Church
Rev. Dr. Stephen Hale, Circuit Minister


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


h 'lh, ,.1h I 1,!1/
Cell 466-9090
Email:
revshale@yahoo.com
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


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


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


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


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


business service


directory


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

islanpharmacy@comyahoo.

Tr pical Suvenir8
Straw Baskets Shirts Hats
Casual Wear Gifts Souvenirs
Located Don MacKay Blvd. and Airport
Phone 367-2431 Marsh Harbour
Mon -Sat7:30 -5 Sun 10 -5
Visa and MasterCard Accepted


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


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


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

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Office: 367-7072

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

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


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Email: Sales@MrChinsBahamas.com


Passion l'1oWer
Located opposite
Bellevue Business Depot
Ph: 367-3166
Open Mon-Fri 8:30 am 5:30 pm
Sat 10:30 am 5 pm.
Friday 4:30 5:30
Happy Hour on cut flowers, 15% off
Arrangements 10% off


Correction:
The Baker's Bay Sailaway held in Au-
gust donated money to several organiza-
tions. The donation to the Hope Town
Humane Society was $250, not $1000 as
mentioned in the September 1 issue of The
Abaconian.


Don't Drink

and Drive

) / or


New Vision Ministries

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


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


B 's Sunrise


Abaco made

Concrete

Septic Tanks
For sale Tel: 367-2446


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October 1, 2007 The Abaconian Page 23 B

Barge Remains Grounded


By Jennifer Hudson
The rusty old oil rig is still lying aground
off Man-O-War Cay. This eyesore is caus-


ing much frustration to residents and boat-
ers in the area but even more so to the
people who have been doing all in their


power over the past few months to remove
it. The longer the barge remains aground
the more damage it is doing to the beauti-
ful reef.
Mr. Lorin Senn of Hope Town, who
has been very actively involved in the pro-
cess of trying to remove the barge, spoke
of his frustration with Kermit Waters from
Texas, owner of the barge who, he said,
"has continually caused problems." Last
month James Pirtle of JPL Marine, a sal-
vage company from Arkansas, was hired
but now he has, according to Mr. Senn,
been fired by Kermit Waters, and Chuck
Bail from Nassau has been hired. Abacays
is no longer involved in the process. Mr.
Bail makes weekly trips to Baker's Bay
with a 50-ton crane, tug and barge and, ac-
cording to Mr. Senn, offered his services.
Mr. Pirtle has been asked by Mr. Bail to
stay on and assist.


"The barge's tower has now been
completely cut up but just refuses to fall
down," stated Mr. Senn. "At the moment
the tower is a safety hazard if anyone was
to go near the barge. We are just waiting
for a break in the weather so we can go
with a tug and pull it down. Chuck Bail,
along with JPL Marine's crew, has weld-
ed new patches over the large holes in the
barge which the sea will not be able to take
out."
Mr. Senn and the other workers in-
volved expected to have the barge sunk
months ago. But due to bad weather and
rough seas at this time of the year they
have had to endure continued frustration in
being unable to achieve their goal. "There
is tremendous interest in this barge situa-
tion and people are watching this around
the world," he stated.


Royal Bank staff held a celebration in its Treasure Cay Branch in honour of serving the
Treasure Cay community for 18 years. The late afternoon party served food and bever-
ages to all who came by. Staff members are, I to r, Ms. Janet Laing, Customer Service
Officer; Mr. Antonio Eyma, Manager Marsh Harbour; Ms. Jan Knowles, Manager Pub-
lic Relations; Mrs. Joyce Riviere Area Manager Fa,,nly Islands; Ms. Vanessa Cox,
Officer in charge, Treasure Cay; and Mr. Robert Pantry, Graduate Leadership Trainee.
Royal Bank has seen bank transactions grow causing the original service of one day each
week expand to two days and now the present three days along with a greatly expanded
facility.


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



Private Investigator Position, professional
position with a whole retail outlet, skill in in-
vestigation procedures, completed work expe-
rience program in Harcourt Learning Direct
Private Investigator course. Please contact me
for interview at 475-8805




Handyman/Gardener Please contact Ms.
Almetha Sands, Dundas Town. Ph 367-3273
Labourer Needed, construction company
needed to assist with construction. 475-2753
Densil Pinder
Mechanic needed 5 days a week. Applicant
must be able to work on most American-made
engines. Salary negotiable. Contact Albert
Francois at 365-0328 or 365-0300/1



65 yr. old US widower with luxury art deco
home one block from beach in FL seeks
professional or widow lady homeowner on
Abaco for relationship & marriage. Write
Earl, 920 N. Grandview Ave, Daytona Beach,
FL 32118



Mahogany and hyacinth table, 6 chairs din-
ing room set (180cm) $1950. Mahogany and
banana leaf table, 4 chairs dining room set (90
cm x 90 cm) $1500. For more information call
367-0521


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contact Sidney Albury at 367-2091 or 367-2031.
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91 Toyota Windham $3000 ONO Call 436-
0217

92 Mercedes diesel, excellent condition $5000
Call 357-6883
95 Ford Contour, as is, $500 Contact Brittany
Smith 367-0197 or 466-5260
95 Nissan Maxima $3000 ONO Call 436-
0217
99 Dodge Caravan $5000 Call 357-6883
03 Toyota Rav 4 SUV 32,000 miles, 4 wheel
drive, one owner, excellent condition, like
new. $19,500 OBO Call 367-0886




Albury Bros. Boats, 20 ft. 23 ft. 27 ft. Call
365-6086 for details


Quick Sale 2 boats 18.5' Wahoo, just like
new, 21' Chris Craft with cabin. Asking
$10,000 OBO Call 365-5181 Make an offer


13' Boston Whaler, excellent condition, w/ 25
HP Mercury engine 1 yr. old. Asking $7000
OBO 365-6383 nights, 366-0154 days
17' Boston Whaler, 1969 restored, very nice,
70 HP Evinrude. $7900 OBO Call 365-4434

1 I' -


20' Wellcraft 135 HP Mercury, Bimini top,
dive board. $8000 Ph. 365-6143, cell 357-
6540


zz2 Aquasport w/ 113 -iHP Mercury, 9U 0rs.
Bimini top, dodger, VHF, dive board. $15,000
ONO Call 365-6143 or 357-6540


23' Mako 140 HP Mercury, low hours. 15,000.
Contact National Marine for details 367-2326


L BAT &MAIN IEM


24' Boat (2) 85 HP 2001 Yamahas on bracket,
hydraulic steering, Bimini top. Plenty of room
for fishing or a work boat. $9500 ONO Call
367-3875 or 359-6229
24' Mako with brand new (less than 10 hours)
twin 150 Yamaha 4-stroke engines. Engines
still under warranty. $25,000 OBO Will sell
engines alone $20,000 OBO DUTY PAID Call
242-365-5032 or 954-258-9644 VHF Ch 16
"Ridgehouse" Great Guana Cay
26' Wellcraft Coastal, 1995, w/ twin 2007
Mercury 175's 4-stroke. Call 365-6086 for
details
26' Scarab, twin 150 HP engines & trailer.
DUTY PAID $20,000 Call 357-6883
1- .L ,A ta&-=


29' Strike cuddy cabin, 1998, fiberglass hull
w/ twin 330 HP Cummins Diesels, recently
surveyed. Price $89,000 DUTY PAID Call
365-8349








43' Aluminum hull, crawfishing boat, 5000
lb. freezer, Caterpillar 3208, 8KW genera-
tor, stabilizers, A/C, sleeps 7. $35,000 Call
365-5148


Royal Bank celebrates 18 years

of service to Treasrue Cay


Caribbean Marine Construction


DOCK BUILDING SPECIALIST
* COMMERCIAL DOCKS
* BOAT LIFTS
* PRIVATE DOCKS
* SEA WALL CONSTRUCTION
* DOCK DEMOLITION & REMOVAL
Office Tel: 367.4842 Cellular: 357.6564
P.O.Box AB-20757. Marsh Harbour


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I ELBOW CAY
Renovated hilltop re-
treat with 1,892 sq. ft. of
living space, 3 bed-
rooms, and 3 baths.
Shared private dock
/ and access to the beach
just a few steps away.
$1,195,000. Ref. PS10621


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


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


7. .ELBOW CAY
Newly built 3 bedroom,
3 bath home hidden
amid lush trees and
vegetation. Enjoy views
of the sea, access to the
Lucayos dock and the
a nearby beach.
$875,000. Ref. PS10596


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


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


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


MARSH HARBOUR
Sea-to-sea retreat on a
3/4 acre lot within a
prestigious community.
aAccented by a 2 bed-
4- *g'9room main house, sepa-
rate master suite, guest
cottage, and a boat lift.
-- $2,315,000. Ref. AS10877


MARSH HARBOUR
2 A- Collection of 2 bedroom
condos and 3 bedroom
,J.-. penthouses overlooking
tthe sea in a gated de-
velopment offering a
S-pool and private beach.
Starting at $455,000
Ref. AS10890


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


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


I This rare sea-to-sea 1.93
acre investment tract
boasts a protected
deep water bay and
amazing views. Ideal for
a beach home or small
% development.
$910,000. Ref. AS10719


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


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


I LUBBERS QUARTERS
Fantastic 10,000 sq. ft.
interior lot with semi-
private dockage and
-* beach access. The
Property is part of the
Sealevel Cottages and
has a private dock slip.
$121,000. Ref. AS 10876


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LUBBERS QUARTERS
Spacious two story
beachfront house with a
large open common
area, 5 bedrooms, well
appointed kitchen,
screened porch, and a
semi-private dock slip.
$899,000. Ref. AS 10869


GOVERNMENT SUB.
Beautiful open plan
home with 3 bedrooms
and 2 baths. This 2,216
sq. ft. home features an
apartment ideal for a
guest suite or rental unit
with income potential.
$491,500. Ref. AS10598


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


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


MARSH MELLOW Great Abaco Club, Marsh Harbour
Views of the famous Hope Town lighthouse, the Sea of Abaco,
and sandy beaches set the scene for this 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath
getaway in a gated community. $3,200/week. Ref. AR10557

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