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Abaconian




VOLUME 18 NUMBER 13 JULY 1st, 2010

Junkanoo Summer Festsival entertained hundreds

Bahamian culture was highlighted in music, dance, crafts and food
By Samantha V. Evans
Once again the Ministry of Tourism
prepared an evening filled with fun for
Abaconians and visitors alike as all came
out in droves for the opening night of the
Junkanoo Summer Festival on June 18th.
The theme for this year is A Fun Time of
Celebration on Abaco as penned by sev-
Sr enth grade S.C. Bootle student Emmanuel
Munroe, who was presented with a $200
check by Tourism's Wynsome Ferguson
and Kendy Anderson.
4 Emmanuel stated that he came up with
this theme because when he thinks of the
festival, he thinks of having a fun time
-4. while experiencing Bahamian culture in
numerous ways. Besides that, he sees the
smiles this festival brings to the faces of all
who attend. He is especially thankful to his
aunt Shakera Taylor who helped to bring
his theme to life.
According to Tourism's Dornell Swain,
they had approximately 15 entrees with
the majority of them coming from Coo-
per's Town. The winning theme was se-
lected based on its ability to depict Baha-
The first Junkanno Summer Festival for 2010 was held at Goombay Park on June 18. This annual series of cultural events is orga- mian culture in a way that best represents
nized by Abaco's Tourism office. The crowd was delighted with the show that included afire dancer and the Royal Bahamas Defense what the Ministry of Tourism is trying to
Force Pop Band. 5/, ,, here is fire dancer Fontella Chipman from Nassau, who related very well to the audience. She waved her present. Every year the theme is selected


flaming and over the hands of persons in the cinwd. It was well received. She later had volunteers dance with her on the stage.
Other festivals will be held later in June, July and August.


Please see Junkanoo Page 2


Thirteen will receive Welcome to theparticipants of

Pathfinders' scholarships Regatta Time in Abaco
July 2 10 see schedule of events Section B page 6


Contracts are signed for

35 houses in Spring City

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Abaco P dif, ,d, e has named this year's recipients of scholarships to assist with thei
expenses of getting further education. Nine of these are Shaquille Jones; Amy Mackey;
Michael Strachan; Michael Albury, President of Abaco Patlith;J,, ,.. Chelsea Charlton;
Danero Greene; Stephanie Sweeting; Austin Koepp; Evelyn Gedeon; Cody Unhjem;
and Leazona Richard, Abaco Ptilqhdfir', Administrator. Missing from the photo are
Chamon Mclntosh, Monet Santilla, Kadiah Ellis and Santana Rolle St. Remy.

Contracts were signed on June 10 for the construction of an additional 35 houses in
Spring City. This is one of the efforts of government to provide employment during this
paesenbea downturn in the economy. Representing the Ministry of Housing was Acting Permanent
eOIAJeS Secretary Lorraine Armbrister. Seated at the table are Bishop Clifford Henfield, con-
969t7ON !Wed eueqo tractor; Thomas Ferguson, Deputy Surveyer General with Housing; Kevin Mclntosh,
1 HOc NVd i LS L66~ 7 l '1enis Abaco's Housing officer; Ms. Armbrister; and Roger Delancy with Local Government.
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a3OVISOd sn *oul qe/A\ enLs Standing are Darron Lightbourn and Joshua Rolle, both contractors; Colon Curry with
Iis is, d ue!uooeqv aeq Local Government; Orevias Johnson, Technical Officer with Ministry of Housing; and
Molaeq elqel aey u! UMoqs aeep uolpeddxa aqe aojaaq uopcduosqns noA Muauy Elaine Martinborough with the Abaco Housing office. See story on page 9 .






Page 2 Section A The Abaconian


Junkanoo Festival means fun


Junkanoo From Page 1
through such a competition. The festival
was declared officially open by Wynsome
Ferguson.
When the festivities got on the way, the
night just kept getting better and better.
The music provided by local entertainers
such as Brown Tip and Gary McDonald
got the crowd moving and grooving. For
those who needed a little more time to get
in the party mood, they could feast on food
provided by the many booths available in-
cluding that of the conch salad man. Some
of the cuisine consisted of baked lobster,
stuffed crab, fried snappers and chicken,
peas n' rice, macaroni and the works.
There was no shortage of food at this fes-
tival. For those who wanted something
sweet to drink, Liquid Ice did not disap-


point nor did the bar that served drinks for
the more mature in the crowd. Persons in-
terested in purchasing Bahamian handicraft
or in getting their hair braided could do
so at the booth manned by Nadine Rolle.
For the kids, they could enjoy the bounc-
ing castle or light up toys from the Flashers
booth.
As the night went on, guest perform-
ers hit the stage one by one and brought
down the house every time. For the past
three years Metelleus and Fontella Chip-
man were crowd pleasers. Montella did
his rendition of the Obeah Man backed by
Live Sounds Production followed by Fon-
tella, who wowed the crowd with her fire
dance routine. She then selected four per-

Please see Junakoo Page 5


BEC says End of Year for

opening of new power station


The Bahamas Electricity Corporation
apologizes to its consumers in Abaco for
the interruptions they have been experi-
encing to their electricity supply. While
at present there is sufficient generation to
meet the demand, these interruptions are
a problem Abaco is all too familiar with
and one that BEC is actively working to
improve.
Residents would be aware that the
power station in Marsh Harbour is in
need of replacement as the age and type
of both generators and switchgear are no
longer suited to the needs of the island
today. Much of the equipment at the sta-
tion is reaching the end of its useful life.
This means frequent break-downs, high
maintenance costs, and difficulty in lo-
cating spare parts.
The failure of a major piece of electri-
cal equipment and resulting fire at Marsh
Harbour Power Station on 20 November
2009 compounded the problem by reduc-
ing the ability of the power station to
distribute power to its consumers. Staff
has been working very hard to maintain
the systems in order to secure the supply
of electricity. And, in light of the situ-
ation additional manpower and financial
resources have been applied to the situ-
ation.
Compounding the problems this time
of year are the frequent lightning storms


resulting in strikes on the power lines.
Although BEC has put in place systems
to mitigate against these strikes the de-
structive nature results in heavy stresses
on the system.
There is an obvious need to upgrade
the electrical power infrastructure in Ab-
aco and improve the reliability of supply.
This was recognized by the Corporation
several years ago and focus from that
time was to provide the island with a new
state of the art power plant. Major work
started on Wilson City Power Station in
2009. It was expected the station would
be operational by now.
However, delays and adjustments to
the project arising from litigation chal-
lenges and other considerations have
moved the power station's operation
closer to the end of the year.
In the interim, the Corporation's man-
agement and staff are working assidu-
ously to improve plant reliability at the
existing Marsh Harbour power station.
The Corporation is committed to the
people and economy of Abaco. Despite
the present challenges the Corporation is
confident that through diligent applica-
tion of its resources both short and long
term improvements will be realized. We
ask for the patience of the public while
we go through this period of growth and
look forward to the better days ahead.


Obeah Man, Matelleus, related to the audience well. He and the Fire Dancer worked as
a team to entertain the crowd.


Police reminder to motorists: Slow down and live.
Obey the speed limits. The life you save may be your own.


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HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #3967
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near public dock, turnkey. US$2,490,000.
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PLANE TO SEA HARBOUR FRONT- 4/4 with
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One of a kind. Trades welcome US$1,300,000.
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CLIFFORD SAWYER HOUSE HOPE TOWN
VILLAGE 2 bed 2 bath and detached
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HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #5288
OCEAN VIEW Newyredeorated d spacious 4'4
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HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #4273
SUMMERWINDS LuurybeachronthomeinDonos
Cove. 3b2b, newly renovated, tastefully decorated.
Dock sip vith ift in Tahiti Beach. US$1,250,000.
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HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #3763
SHEREE'S WAY BEACHFRONT ESTATE
165 ft of powder sand, 4 bed, 6 baths, nanny's
apartment, garage, fully furnished. $1,850,000.
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HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #3125
SIROCCO OCEANFRONT 4 bedroom
3 bath home. 112 acre on North End.
Dock access close by. US$1,200,000.
Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com


HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #5391
FLAMINGO VILLAS 2 homes, 2b/2b each,
pool, shared deck. overlooking the lighthouse.
Private dock, 45kw generator. $2,149,000.
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HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #3674
ALWAYS SUNDAY -WATERFRONT charming 2
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ALLAMANDA Historic Loyalist cottage with
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SEA SALT OCEAN VIEW Newly built, OCEAN BLUFF DORROS COVE -OCEANFRONT
1,600 sq.ft. 3 bed 2 bath. One block off the Dock slip, Y acre elevated building
ocean, near Sea Spray Marina. US$479,000. site; 95' on the water. US$475,000.
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HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #4161
ATLANTIC DREAM OCEAN FRONT
in Dorros Cove. Includes designated
boat slip at Tahiti Beach. US$450,000.
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HOPETOWNIELBOWCAY #2584
ToP OF THE WORLD OCEAN VIEW White
Sound 2 bed, 1.5 bath, bonus room, retail space
on main floor,shortwalkto beach. US$400,000.
Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com


HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #3207
SEAGRAPE OCEANFRONT 3/4 acres near
public dod Extdensurfarea 101 linear feeton he
watec Close to public dock. US$375,000.
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HOPETOWN IELBOWCAY #2344
DoRROS COvE Lor 13 -OCEANVIW 112 acre
lot, dock slip. short walk to Tahiti Beach.
good elevation. Listed at US$280,000
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HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #4826
NORTH END LOT 66 Almost 1/2 acre
lot. Underbrushed. Spectacular views, 100
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AUNT PAT'S BAY LOT 5 Beautifully elevated
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HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #4309
NEwSETTLEMENT Hillsidelots with underground
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Excellent InvestmentStarting at $140,000.
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HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #5404 HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #4825
HERON VIEW SEA OF ABACOVIEWS NORTH END LOT 5IA OCEAN VIEW-
18.000 sq. ft. wooded lot on North End: 3 minutes to a white sandy ocean beach
US$216,000.Dock slip option:$50,000. with excellent snorkeling.$1 85,000.
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LucAYos LoT 6 Peaceful wooded residential
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SURFER'S REST LOT 8 Oceans views,
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#4161 Atlantic Dream Dorros Cove oceanfront, dock slip at Tahiti Beach. 20,000 sq.ft,
excellent elevation.$450,000. Kerry Sullivan
#5029 Big Rock Hill One acre oceanfront building site with 140' on the Atlantic,
unrivalled elevation, near Sea Spray Resort & Marina. US$665,000. Kerry Sullivan
#2969 Big Point Lot I I 1/2 acre beachfront building site. US$450,000. Kerry Sullivan
#5404 Heron View NEW LISTING Sea ofAbacoViews 18,000 sq.ft.wooded lot on
North End: US$216,000. Dock slip option: $50,000. Kerry Sullivan
#4905 Ocean Bluff Dorros Cove oceanfront, dock slip, highest elevation
in area,view ofTilloo Cut &Atlantic $475,000. Kerry Sullivan
#4639 Lucayos Lot 6 UNDER CONTRACT. $99,000. Jane Patterson
#4313 New Settlement Hillside lots w/ underground utilities and concrete roads in quiet
residential community. Access to beach. Starting at$140,000. Kerry Sullivan
#4825 North End Lot 51 a Ocean View, 10,042 sq.ft. $185,000. Jane Patterson
#5236 North End Lot 51b OceanView, 12,351 sq.ft. $195,000. Jane Patterson
#4826 North End Lot 66 -Almost 1/2 acre lot. Underbrushed. $189,000. Jane Patterson
#3207 Seagrape -White Sound NEW PRICE Oceanfront building site, 101 ft on the
Atlantic,near public dock. $375,000. Kerry Sullivan
#4395 Shepherd Needle Hill 3.7 acres, 140' on deep water coastine,views of the
Atlantic Ocean, Sea of Abaco, &Tahiti Beach. US$995,000. Kerry Sullivan.
#3824 Pink Sand Best beachfront property on the island. $990,000. Kerry Sullivan


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Private Island Peninsula
Located south of Green Turtle Cay. This
12 acre peninsula is the most elevated
property on the island and has over a
half a mile of waterfront.
By Open Bid- Ref#7051
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Schooner Bay
3 bed/3 bath Verandah Bungalow
Cottage to be built. Price includes
all permits, land, cottage, appliances,
landscaping and more.
$799,000- Ref#7164
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utle narIour
12,399sqft lot with amazing views
overlooking the peaceful community of
Little Harbour. Amazing building site!

$120,000 -Ref#7176
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Treasure Cay
2bed 2 bath condo within the prestigious
resort community of Treasure Cay. Fea-
tures lovely harbour views
$325,000
shirley@coldwellbankerbahamas.com


Summerwind
2 bed/2 bath cottage situated in Guana
Sea Side Village. Access to the Sea of
Abaco and only steps from the ocean.
$299,000- Ref#7164
mailin@coldwellbankerbahamas.com


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Cedar Cottages
Hope Town 3 bed/2 bath cottage only
minutes away from the ocean. Ad-
ditional cottage, oceanfront and harbour
front land available
$595,000 Ref#7038
pleasants

JoeBookie'sBay Leisure Lee
Bookie's Bay 2 bed2 bath home on 3bed/2bath home on double lot. Fea-
4 acres of natural unspoiled property. tures an open floorplan Screened in
Features 130' of beachfront and com- wrap around porch offers the best in
manding views, outdoor entertainment.
$500,000 -Ref#7079 $280,000 Ref#5366
malln@coldwellbankerbahamas.com mailin@coldwellbankerbahamas.com


Carrollville Man-O-War Cay Pelican Shores
Treasure Cay 3 bed/2 Bath home with A rare opportunity- A vacant parcel Marsh Harbour 2 bed/2.5 bath, 2,400
elevations. Rocky shoreline with views comprising approx. half acre and sqft waterfront home on a 12,250 sqft
of Green Turtle Cay. Large lot with running 125'on a lovely beach in Man- lot. Lovely views of the sea. Quiet
plenty of room for expansion. O-War, neighborhood.
$599,000 Ref#6782 $1,200,000 Ref#6965
shirley@coldwellbankerbahamas.com $425,000 Ref#7123 mallin@coldwellbankerbahamas.com
VACANT LAND


Great Sale Cay
370 acre parcel streaching from seat
sea. Includes protected Tom Johnson
Harbour. Great location for eco-resort.
$9,900,000 Ref#0320
mike@coldwellbankerbahamas.com




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Hope lown
Oceanfront lot in the heart of the settle-
ment with beautiful beach and snorkel-
ing reef. Steps away from all of Hope
Town's amenities.
$560,000 Ref#7095
pleasants@coldwellbankerbahamas.com


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


Niimmon's ia-
Marsh Harbour 4 commercial spaces
and 2 rental units on main tourist strip.
8,760 sqft total of investment opportu-
nity.
$495,000- Ref#6766
mailin@coldwellbankerbahamas.com


Bahama Coral Island 10,000 sqft. Slightly elevated $22,500
Bahama Palm Shores Residential lots available. From $30,000


Schooner Bay Little Bridge Beach oceanfront lot. $365,000
Sand Banks Creek 1.2 acres. 64' of rocky shoreline. $85,000


Yellowwood Hilltop lots w/views of Cherokee Creeks From $88,500 S.C Bootle Highway 1.3 Acre lot minutes from T.Cay $70,000


Schooner Bay Harbour Coppice waterfront lot $175,000
Dundas Town 9,000 sq.ft lot on Christie Street. $40,000
Murphy Town Residential lots several still available From $45,000


Long Beach 1/4 acre lots in quiet community From $50,000 Lubbers Quarters Waterfront lot, 100 x 200 $199,500 Little Abaco -Waterfront lot. 8,150 sq. ft. -$39,500
Bahama Coral Island 3 lots 9,000 sq. ft. each, 30+ ft. elevation-$25.000 Lubbers Quarters 4.5 Acres Sea to Sea.Rocky Shoreline $995,000 Sandy Point Beachfront lot on main road. 70 x 108. $75,000


Tilloo Cay 1.86 acre seafront lot. Amazing views $ 350,000


Turtle Rocks Large beachfront lot. 15,000+ sqft $185,000
Little Abaco Waterfront lot 0.711 acres with power $39,500


Hope Town Harbourfront lot. Views of the lighthouse. $850,000
Hope Town Oceanfront lot 55" of ocean. $950,000


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Junkanoo Festival offered a

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iNatine lUtte ojjerea nar uratuitng on stue
and one visitor seems to be really enjoying
her experience.


Emmanuel Munroe received a check for $20
annual competition for naming the theme for
anoo Summer Festivals. Emmanuel is a stude
High School. Kendy Anderson and Wymsoa
presenting the oavment.


sons from the crowd to teach the Bahama
Whine which was hilarious to everyone.
Locals and visitors took part, and Fontella
made them all feel special as they did their
best to learn from this Bahamian dance
professional.
Ancient Man followed with some of his
famous hits including Red Shirt, Call the
Fire Engine, Bogga Man and I Ain't Ask
'N or Much. He spoke about how he came
up with the lyrics for some of his songs
which were based on his experiences or
promises he made to others to write a song.
His songs too sing of some of the folk tales
we are known for in The Bahamas. He
electrified the crowd with his chats and
dance moves.
The final presenter was the Royal Baha-
mas Defense Force Pop Band that took an
interactive approach to
performing by involv-
ing the crowd. They
sang Bahamian tunes
that got the crowd
dancing to the rhyth-
mic sound of great
music.
This opening night
was most exciting and
it gave people from the
youngest to the oldest
a safe place to have
fun together as a fami-
ly. The police were out
in full force to ensure
that the festivities were
not interrupted by dis-
0 for winning the orderly behavior.
this year's Junk-
ent at S.C. Bootle
me Ferguson are


Visitors enjoyed being involved in Bahamian culture at the recent Junkanoo Summer Fes-
tival held on June 18 at Goombay Park in Marsh Harbour. Booths offered Bahamian food
and drink to go along with the outstanding entertainment.


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The evidence is anecdotal, but Abaco
seems to be weathering present economic
conditions reasonably well. Hope Town,
one of our indicators, is full of visitors.
Our summer season is off to a good start.
Unfortunately, the dark cloud hanging
over our heads this summer is Bahamas
Electricity Corporation's inability to keep
up with our electrical demand. Summer
gives BEC its peak load demands, and its
performance this past month has been dis-
mal.
Except for acknowledging that it has
problems due to the age of the generators
and lightning strikes, BEC officials have
said little about their problems. Its prog-
ress to restore generating sets to operation-
al status is compounded by the dire finan-
cial straights of corporate BEC.
The previous government reduced the
electric rate several years ago. Present
management claims that this lowered rate
began the corporation's financial downfall.
The company has asked for a 5 percent
rate increase which, with other cost-saving
measures, they claim would restore its fi-
nancial well being.
Abaco is not alone in having poor elec-
tric service as Nassau is experiencing load
shedding daily due to insufficient capacity.
Newspapers report that three of its four
major generators are under repair just as
the summer peak load occurs.
Businesses pay BEC a monthly demand
fee on top of the actual power they use.
This is a premium (or penalty depending
on your viewpoint) charged businesses by
the power company for the requirement
that BEC must be prepared to provide
the maximum power needed even though
it may be required to do so infrequently.
It is ironic that BEC collects this fee even
though they cannot presently meet the de-
mand.
The demand expense hits businesses
twice: the first as billed each month by
BEC for their ability (or inability) to sup-
ply electricity as required and a second ex-
pense for a standby generator to conduct
their business. These costs can be signifi-
cant. The new supermarket, which should
open in a month or two, has installed two


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800 Kw generators to take care of power
outages. This is a substantial expense, in
the neighborhood of half a million dollars,
that must be amortized through the sale of
groceries. Ultimately, we consumers pay
for those generators.
BEC management has said recently that
much of its machinery is reaching the end
of its useful or economic life. We find this
hard to accept as these are heavy duty, in-
dustrial machines that can be rebuilt and
refurbished many times before they are
sold for scrap metal. In all likelihood,
when the new plant comes online, they will
be reconditioned and sent to other islands
to augment existing capacity or to replace
smaller units.
The fire at the BEC plant in November
destroyed a control panel and switch gear
controlling three generators. The fire did
not damage the generators, but the control
panel has not been replaced which is keep-
ing these three generators out of service.
One of these generators, a 2.5 Mw Elec-
tro-Motive Diesel, may have been out of
service at the time of the November fire.
Without a control panel, there is no incen-
tive to restore it to service.
At the time of the November fire, the
plant had 13 generators of which eight
were believed to be operational and con-
nected to the system. Two more are op-
erational, but the loss of the control panel
prevents them from being used.
Information on the street alludes to one
or more rental generators possibly on the
way. Other information suggests that one
or more of the existing generators may be


Homeowner fed up,
may leave
Dear Editor,
Wanted to let you know that my husband
and I have been coming to the Bahamas for
over 30 years.
In the earlier years when the power went
out it was not a big deal. Today, in 2010
it is not acceptable. We have tried and so
have other second homeowners. But we
might as well be back in 1966.
Please notice how many Americans have
their homes for sale. This is not because
of the economic hard times in the US. It
is because we are over this and you have
made no progress.
We have traveled all over the world,
Bora Bora, BVI, Europe and have never
had the problems we encounter every week
here. I could give you times and dates but
you have them.
When you are here by yourselves and we
have boarded up our homes, which means no
food being bought, no gas being purchased
and no dining out, you might get the message.


BEC affects us all


soon restored to service.
It is easy to speculate that BEC's man-
agement decided to withhold funding to
restore the existing plant to its installed ca-
pacity. Replacing the burned control panel
might have been completed in February or
March had an effort been made. At that
time, the new Wilson City plant was ex-
pected to be online in April or May. It was
probably correctly decided that spending
time and money for one or two months of
service was not justified.
However, the completion date for the
Wilson City plant keeps advancing July,
September and more recently to the end of
the year according to a recent press release
by BEC.
BEC management in Nassau has recently
been issuing press releases on the Nassau
situation with occasional references to Ab-
aco's problems. More specifically, most of
the problems BEC has alluded to relate to
the new plant, not the one that is trying to
keep us in power. They apologize for the
predicament they are in. The environmen-
talists are blamed for successfully chang-
ing the required fuel, causing installation
delays. The obstructionists and resulting
court delays are mentioned. BEC's staff is
praised for working under adverse condi-
tions caused by limited finances and a lack
of replacement parts. All of this is given
by BEC in generalizations without any
meaningful clue when the situation might
improve. The statements say only that we
might see the new plant in operation by the
end of the year.


Recent court documents uncovered by
the Nassau Tribune indicate that the cor-
poration now plans to truck fuel to the
Wilson City plant. This change in fuel de-
livery avoids any litigation on the docking
issue and is expected to result in a huge
savings initially by eliminating the marine
docking facility and the associated pipe-
line. This is a lame excuse considering
that the plant was situated to take advan-
tage of tanker deliveries.
Depending on who gets the fuel deliv-
ery contract, there could be three or four
fuel tankers on the highway every daylight
hour just to meet the plants' daily require-
ments of 20,000 gallons or more.
It does not look like BEC did all of its
homework.
So does the BEC situation impact Ab-
aco's prosperity? Visitors are angry and
are leaving earlier than intended, often
asking for a refund. House rental guests
are now asking if the house has a genera-
tor. Some homeowners have had enough
and are putting their property up for sale.
Abaco's name as a desirable visitor desti-
nation is being seriously tarnished.
From the start of construction on the
new power station, BEC has been close-
mouthed on its progress and the problems
in the existing plant. However, it should
have been obvious to BEC of the public's
interest and concern in BEC's operations
when over 800 persons attended its first
meeting on the new plant last September.
As a public corporation, BEC should do
a much better job of keeping us informed.


You can't expect us all to work hard and
put up with what it takes to make a dollar
and then come over here with raw nerves
and put up with this.
It is no laughing matter anymore. Most
second homeowners have their homes paid
for so we are in a position to close up and
come back or not.
I hate to be bitter because we have had a
lot of fun and made a lot of great friends.
We have even had a wedding for one of
our friends here. They are Bahamians. But
there has been enough time to make some
kind of progress.
Please tell me what this country will sur-
vive on when guests can't catch grouper
or get a conch or two and stay in the dark
without air conditioning, phones, Internet?
Again, we love it here but you have got
to improve your basic needs in order to
grow and prosper.
The Bahamas are the prettiest water and
are sitting on a gold mine and can't see it.
So the best of luck to you. We will all be
out of here ASAP.
Love ya but can't do it anymore.
US citizens who have tried to wait for
you to come around
Visitors see
unsociable attitude
Dear Editor,
My stepfather and I recently had the
pleasure of meeting a young tourist couple
from Florida on their first time visiting


Marsh Harbour. And our short encounter
with them was very uplifting for the most
part. They told us of how beautiful it is
here and were real happy to be here on
vacation. They were delighted that we and
other people here had heard of the small
city that they are from in Florida, which
I explained to them that we grew up here
watching television stations that broadcast
from South Florida.
We then chatted a little more on some
other subjects. After awhile they told us
that we were very nice and friendly with
them and went on to say that for the most
part the people that they encountered here
had not been very sociable with them.
This upset me. When I was growing
up here, I was taught to be polite and
very friendly with the tourists because
they are one of our greatest resources of
income here.
Maybe the now generation has not real-
ized this or been taught this. But remember
that even if your job or your family's or
friends' jobs might not be directly con-
nected to tourists, there are other people
who live here that do. If they don't earn
a good income, how will they be able to
spend money where you work or your
family or friends work. It's like that fa-
mous Bahamian saying "What goes around
comes around."
Please don't kill our bread and butter. Just
a smile for the tourists will go a long way.
Johnny Cash


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Central Abaco News


By Timothy Roberts
The Ministry of Housing signed 14 con-
tracts on June 10 with local contractors
to build 35 new homes in Spring City as
Phase II of the government's housing proj-
ect begins.
Lorraine Armbrister, Acting Permanent
Secretary of the Ministry of Housing, at-
tended in place of Housing Minister Ken-
neth Russell. She said she was glad to be
a part of this "happy occasion" where
cheques were being given to each contrac-
tor for "immediate mobilization."
Seventy-five houses are completed in
Phase I and are now occupied. Phase II
includes the building of 165 new homes.
However, they will begin with only 35 as
these lots already have infrastructure in
place and will be ready to go with no ad-
ditional work needed.
The project, which is expected to cost
a total of $5.8 million (not including in-
frastructure work) will produce three types
of house ranging in price from $69,928
to $92,307 and will be constructed using
Hardi-plank.
The houses are made available to first
time property owners with preference
given to persons of greater need, such as
single mothers. Ms. Armbrister said they
have already received "very many appli-
cations" for the houses and said they ex-
pect them to be completed in three months
with the mortgages being finalized at the
same time.


Each of the 14 contractors received a
check for 10 percent of their contracted
amount so that they can start immediately.
Many of the contractors said they were
grateful for the contract, especially with
the economic slowdown which has hit the
construction sector particularly hard, and
for the sake of so many people who are
looking for work.
The Spring City area was originally
granted to Owens Illinois of the Bahamas
Ltd. on September 20, 1963, by a Grant
from the Queen, which included 100.06
acres of land. On October 29, 1991, a total
of 56 lots comprising 11.8 acres was con-
veyed from the Treasury of The Bahamas
to the Minister responsible for Housing
and National Insurance. The land transfer
included Lots 1 to 41 and Lots 42 to 56 of
the area known as Old Spring City.
The Treasury conveyed the remainder
of the 100.06-acre tract to the Minister
responsible for Housing on September 1,
2008. This Conveyance was prepared after
the Resolution was approved by Parliament
and included 88.261 acres.
"The Spring City model is one that has
created much enthusiasm," Ms. Armbris-
ter said, "and has brought added value to
the subdivision of Spring City."
"The demand for housing on Abaco con-
tinues to be high," she continued. "We antic-
ipate completing Phase II of the Spring City
housing programme which will result in the
construction of the remaining 165 houses."


Ministry of Housing Signs Contracts


Royal Bank holds

reception for managers
By Jennifer Hudson
The Royal Bank of Canada in Marsh
Harbour hosted a reception on June 16 for
its clients to welcome incoming Manager,
Julius Seymour, and bid farewell to its out-
going Manager, Toure Holder. Bank cli-
ents enjoyed the opportunity to mingle with
the managers and other bank staff while
also partaking of the refreshments served.
Mr. Seymour joined the Marsh Harbour
Branch on June 7 and is very optimistic
about his new posting having been told
that he has inherited a good branch. He has
been employed with Royal Bank of Canada
in Nassau for 23 years having worked first
with its Finco branch serving as Manager
of its Mortgage Centre.
He transferred to Royal
Bank's Regional Office
a year and a half ago.
This is Mr. Sey-
mour's first posting to
a Family Island and
he said that he has en-
joyed his first week
here very much. He
visited Abaco several
years ago with a soft-
ball team which played
at several different lo- Royal Bank of C
cations, and he looks ing Toure Holde
forward to spending months, to Turks
more time here. Seymour from Nt
Mr. Holder de- for its clients to
scribed his nine months Seymour.
with the Royal Bank of


'anada, Marsh Harbour branch, is reassign-
r, who has been manager for the past nine
Sand Caicos. He will be replaced by Julius
assau. The bank held a reception on June 16
bid farewell to Mr. Holder and welcome Mr.


Spring City is being transformed into a new community. Seventy-five houses of Phase I
have been completed by government and are now occupied. They are shown in the dis-
tance. Contracts have been signed to build another 35 houses.



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The Abaconian


July 1, 2010


More Central Abaco News


Central From Page 9
the coming week making personal visits to
businesses and government officials.
Kiwanis Club is
promoting road safety
By Timothy Roberts
The Kiwanis Club of Abaco held a
meeting on June 10 with various govern-
ment department heads and local govern-
ment representatives seeking to form a
partnership to implement school zones and
improve road safety.
William Davis, Kiwanis Club Presi-
dent, said the project is concerned with


road safety especially in areas where there
are schools. He expressed concern over
the speed he has seen cars driving along
the two main stretches of road where the
majority of Central Abaco's schools are
located, Forest Drive and Don MacKay
Boulevard.
Mr. Davis sought to get things going
in December last year, however, quickly
discovered the process of creating a new
school zone is very complicated. He then
spoke with ASP Bruce Arnett in order to
form a partnership to get this underway.
David Knowles, Vice President of Ki-
wanis Club, said the purpose of the school
zones would be to set regulations in place
that would require vehicles to slow down

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The Kiwanis Club of Abaco is taking the initiative in road safety in areas where schools
are located. The club officers met with department heads and local government to plan
their strategy. Seated are William Davis, Kiwanis' President; Belinda McIntosh with
Road Traffic; and Administrator Whelma Colebrook. Standing are Administrator Cephas
Cooper, David Knowles, Kiwanis' Vice President; Police officer Sgt. Metelus; Roscoe
Thompson III, Marsh Harbour's Town Committee Chairman; Chief Councillor Cubell
Davis; and John Schaeffer with Works.


in those areas during certain times of day,
giving the means to enforce the limit as
well.
Central Abaco Administrator Cephas
Cooper said that creating a school zone is a
complex issue which involves the Ministry
of Works inspecting each area to be desig-
nated and the local Town Planning Board
reviewing and approving any area desig-
nated. Then the zone has to go through the
process of being Gazetted before becoming
a law which can be enforced.
Mr. Davis said that because of the com-
plexity of getting a school zone set and im-
plemented, they will have to act now before


school starts again in September. He also
wants to have pedestrian crossings painted
at each of the schools on both roads. He
asked about getting School Zone signs
which he was told would have to be or-
dered through the Ministry of Works.
Roscoe Thompson III, Marsh Harbour
Town Committee Chairman, said they
already had some paint set aside for the
painting of pedestrian crossings and sad
that he is "all for whatever can be done
to assist," and that "Marsh Harbour town-
ship is behind you!"

Please see Central Page 11


Wilma Colebrook receives winner's prize
On May 15 the North
Abaco Historical Soci-
ety held a walk-a-thon
to raise money for de-
veloping a museum. On
June 7th the winner of
the walk-a-thon, As-
sistant Administrator
Wilma Colebrook, cen-
ter, received her prize
a telephone, compli
ments of BTCpresented
by Patrice Williams, a
BTC employee, left.
Present was the Chair
person of the North
Abaco Historical Soci-
ety Committee, Millie
Dawkins, right. Ms.
Colebrook also re-
ceived a food basket on
behalf of her niece, Bianca Burrows, who
placed second.






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Central From Page 10
Cubell Davis, Chief Councillor of the
Central Abaco District, thought that the
schools could hire someone or use a teach-
er to be a crossing guard at those times of
day. Belinda McIntosh of the Abaco Road
Traffic office said that perhaps police re-
servists could be used to enforce the zones
and suggested the children, teachers, par-
ents and the public be educated on school
zone safety.
The meeting concluded with the Kiwan-
is Club agreeing to assist in the painting of
pedestrian crossings along the two school
thoroughfares with the assistance and guid-
ance of the Ministry of Works while plac-
ing the School Zone signs as soon as pos-
sible.


Spring City's first church
celebrates first anniversary
By Canishka Alexander
Revival Faith Mission #2 is the latest ad-
dition to the community of Spring City. On
June 4 Dr. Edgburt Tinker celebrated the
church's first anniversary and dedication
of the building. Many visitors and pastors
from Nassau and residents from Abaco at-
tended the service. A great portion of the
service was dedicated to praise and worship
and featured local talents like the Dawkins
Sisters and Megan Simms and her family.
Based on 1 Samuel 16 "Come, see what
the Lord has done!" celebrations ran from
May 30 to June 4.

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Please see Central Page 11
Dr. Tinker shared how he visited Abaco
on his 48th birthday and made up his mind
to stay. "Because I stayed and was obedi-
ent to God, He has done great things," he
confided.
Administrator Cephas Cooper told Dr.
Tinker that he was delighted that he had


taken the call to begin the work undertaken
in Spring City. He congratulated Dr. Tin-
ker because it is the first time a church has
been established in Spring City.
Senior Pastor Franklin Lightbourne of
Revival Faith Mission Inc. In Nassau was
invited to take part in the Act of Dedica-
tion. He remembered the initial condition
of the building when Dr. Tinker first began


Seven-year-old Bliss Ferguson of Murphy Town was honoured by the Police for her quick
mature way she handled an emergency that could have saved her mother's life. When
her mother, Margaret Raymond, collapsed in a bathtub, she called the police, giving the
police and the EMS personnel the directions to her house. She stayed on the line -I ,itl
also watching her 3-year-old sister. Police officers presented her with a certificate and
cash. 5, 11,i, are PC Smith, Ms. Raymond, Bliss, Sgt. Metelus and ASP Bruce Arnett.


his work and was impressed by how he had
"transformed it into a house for the Lord."
A number of pastors formed a semi-circle,
and Cyril Sands of Evangelistic Assembly
offered a prayer of thanksgiving. Apostle
Joseph Cox of El Shaddai Ministries Inter-
national (Bahamas) collected an offering to
assist the church in doing the work of God.
Apostle Amos Rahming also of Revival
Faith Mission in Nassau preached on the
Scriptural theme derived from the first
book of Samuel.
Seven-year-old girl
saves mother's life
By Canishka Alexander
Several weeks ago seven-year-old Bliss


Ferguson made a call that saved her moth-
er, Margaret Raymond's life. Her mother
collapsed while in the bathtub on May
24. Instead of panicking as would be ex-
pected, Bliss remained calm and contacted
the Marsh Harbour Police Station for as-
sistance. According to ASP Bruce Arnett,
Bliss was able to give police officers and
the EMS team directions to their home.
While she waited for them to arrive, Bliss
also had to keep an eye on Alicia, her
three-year-old sister.
On June 8 Arnett visited St. Francis de
Sales School where Bliss is enrolled and
was accompanied by Sgt. Metelus, PC
Please see Central Page 13


The garden club held its last meeting of the season at the home of Laine Summerville.
51,'i, are Ximenz Thompson, left, who will serve as co-president next season, -,it/e,
current president Shirley Higgs checks her notes. Seated on the right is Jack Hardy, who
conducts a plant auction at each meeting.
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Central From Pge 12 dent, Shirley Higgs. She will be replaced Abaco Big Bird faces are removed as of July 1, 2010.
________l Fm Pe by Anita Knowles who introduced the Carol Jean Lowe, one of the sisters in
Smith and WC Erica Colebrooke. They members who will work with her next sea- challenge of open market the family-owned chicken farm, said they,
presented her with a certificate and mon- son. Valerie Dean and Ximenz Thompson By Timothy Roberts "stand behind their product 100 percent."
etary gift for her courageous feat. "To be will be Vice-presidents, Beverley Rolle, Facing the demands of an unrestricted They are "doing this campaign to let ev-
here to celebrate with a seven year old, Secretary and Barbara Foreman, Treasur- market, Abaco Big Bird is determined to eryone know that they have a fresh prod-
who is able to do what some adults cannot er. James Eastwood will be in charge of meet the challenge head-on, launching a
do is amazing," ASP Arnett told the audi- special projects. Shirley Higgs will remain campaign to market their chicken more ag- Please see Central Page 14
ence. He said the story has touched him on on the board as President ex-officio. gressively as import restrictions on poultry
a personal level and it is one that he will Mrs. Knowles outlined some of the
share with many people that he will come projects she has in mind for next year in-
in contact with. cluding a trip to Nassau for the National A
Her mother stood proudly by her side Trust Plant Sale and holding a booth at the
as her daughter was recognized for her act Christmas Bazar.
of bravery. Jack Hardy acted as auctioneer, a job
Principal Josephine Kumar emphasized that will remain his next year. -1-0 .-"
the importance of memorizing basic details Many plants were offered for sale at ..
about their family, which in Bliss' case, auction and many bromeliads were for sale 40 ',
turned out to be vital. separately. So popular were the bromeliads ,
that none of the items went for under $10
Garden club meets and cars had to pull in front of the yard to
By Mirella Santillo load all the purchases.
The last meeting of the season of the Ba- Laine, who specializes in growing bro-
hamas Horticultural Society-Abaco Branch meliads, offered tours of her greenhouse
took place in Little Harbour at the home which contained many species of "air
of Elaine Summerville. Guests gathered on plants" as well as desert roses and orchids. These chicks are part of the 600, 000 chickens that Abaco Big Bird grows and processes
the deck appreciative of the stunning view Meetings will resume in October. yearly. The operation has been a very successful farm for 15 years. However, now they
to listen to the remarks of outgoing Presi- are faced with the challenge of no protective tariff as government has removed the restric-
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uct that is Bahamian made and it benefits
Bahamians."
Mrs. Lowe said they were initially up-
set when they learned of the removal of
the permit required for the importation of
chicken into The Bahamas during the re-
cent 2010/2011 budget debate in the House
of Parliament. However, as one of the larg-
est producing farms in The Bahamas, and
one of only two remaining chicken farms,
they are committed to making it successful
and proving that good quality chicken can
be grown in The Bahamas.
The farm, which was opened in 1995 by
Lewis Pinder and his wife, is today produc-
ing 600,000 chickens (1.5 million pounds)
per year and employs 28 full time workers.
The 50-acre farm also produces seven vari-


eties of avocados and Persian limes.
Mrs. Lowe gave members of the media
a tour of their farm and explained that they
use the highest quality practices in sanita-
tion and environmental health in bringing
their product to market. The chickens are
fed an all-natural feed mix and are hor-
mone and steroid free.
Javier Rosa, one of the Ritz Carlton's
top chefs that currently works at the Abaco
Club at Winding Bay said that he was wor-
ried when he came to Abaco that he would
not be able to purchase fresh chicken,
but would instead have to settle for fro-
zen packed poultry from the U.S. He was
pleased to learn of Abaco Big Bird and said
they produce as fine a chicken as he has
purchased anywhere.
In their commitment to their "family
legacy," Mrs. Lowe revealed that they


Abaco Big Bird is aJaumI -, II ,rnl', business. Carol Jean Lowe with her niece, Susie
der, are in one offive buildings where they raise them.


are engaged in a "Gold Coin" promotion.
They will place a serialized gold coin in
selected whole chickens. Persons finding
the gold coin can then call in and receive
a prize.
Mrs. Lowe said, "The problem is, if you
buy U.S. [chicken], the money is going out
of the country and it's gone. We work hard
to get tourists to spend their money here
and we need to keep that money here."
She said that they "know they will have
to work twice as hard to get their product
to the Bahamian people," but they were
determined to succeed and will "fight to
stay in business and find a way to make it


work for us."
Pennies For
By Timothy Roberts
Moved with com-
passion after witness-
ing the plight of stray
potcakes, two young
sisters decided to go
beyond simply being
concerned and turned
their passion into ac-
tion.
Twelve-year-old
Danielle and 14-year-
old Amanda Drum-
mond put their creativ-
ity and compassion
together with some de-
termination and started
a campaign to collect
money using deco-
rated canisters, calling
the project Pennies for
Potcakes.
The girls went to


many stores in Marsh Harbour to ask to
place their canisters and found quite a few
receptive locations. They numbered and
logged each can to see which location col-
lected the most change. So far they have
collected over $800 dollars with $650.21
coming from the canisters and the rest
made up of private donations.
With the money the girls are buying
cage traps as well as other items useful for
catching stray dogs or cats so they can be
spayed or neutered. On June 8 they do-
nated their first cage to Dr. Derrick Bai-
ley of Island Veterinary Clinic in Marsh

Please see Central Page 17


Potcakes


Sisters Amanda, left, and Danielle Drummond have orga-
nized Pennies for Potcakes, an effort to raise funds to have
stray dogs taken care of. They have placed cannisters in many
Marsh Harbour businesses for donations and are pleased
with the response of the public. They i ccr'il donated their
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Page 16 Section A The Abaconian


July 1, 2010


News of the Cays


Elbow Cay Club site
inspection and meeting
By Timothy Roberts
In a meeting steeped in passionate dis-
agreement, the Hope Town Council en-
couraged discourse between the developers
of the proposed Elbow Cay Club project
and the residents of Hope Town at a meet-
ing the Council hosted at Hope Town Har-
bour Lodge on June 9.
Prior to the meeting representatives of
the New Settlement II group, developers of
the proposed revitalization of Elbow Cay
Club, took the Hope Town Council and a
few concerned residents on a site inspec-
tion. They gave particular emphasis to the


location and size of the marina and break-
water, which is a major bone of contention
among critics of the project.
At the meeting Victor Apatt, a partner
in the Elbow Cay development group, re-
viewed their first master plan, presented
a year ago, which he said was based on
input from the community. He then gave
an overview of the new plan, showing the
various changes made which were based
on recommendations from Clay Wilhoyte,
who spoke on behalf of members of the
community.
Mr. Apatt showed the residents that the
marina had been reduced from 150 slips to
80 slips and noted that the dock and sea-
wall no longer intruded into the nautical


me nope T own district Louncl members, representatives oj mne developers ana a jew
concerned Elbow Cay residents made a site inspection of the Elbow Cay Club property,
the site of a proposed extensive development including an 80-slip marina. S ,I n are
Chief Councillor Jeremy Sweeting and real estate agent Kathleen Albury, who was with
one of the developers. The buildings are in a varying state of disrepair with many im-
migrants finding housing there.


traffic lane. He pointed out the boat basin
that would be dredged on the northern side
of the property next to Fry's Mangrove
and said that no mangroves or turtle grass
would be disturbed by this endeavor.
He then showed how the addition of the
boat basin would necessarily reduce the
density of the project, saying that the den-
sity would be half that of the Hope Town
Harbour Lodge which the audience agreed
was a nice property.
He said they would be hiring "99.9 per-
cent Bahamian labor" and that, in the pro-
cess of getting approv-
als, would acquire only
10 work permits which
they would not use un-
less they could not find
sufficiently qualified
persons locally.
Mr. Apatt said he
and his partners want
to be a part of the com- -
munity and added that
they have engaged in
more public communi-
cation than any of the
other projects that has
come before them. The
project will take 15-20
years to complete as -
they will proceed as
quickly or slowly as
market conditions dic-
tate.
At the conclusion of Clay Wilhoyte ha
Mr. Apatt's presenta- bow Cay in wor
tion the audience, a cen. heplano
group of about 50 con- helpers ha
cerned residents, was TownCo
Town Council.


given the opportunity to ask questions and
give opinions on the project. The questions
focused on a number of aspects. But the
key issue many had concerned the marina,
its size and environmental impact, and also
the density of the project.
Some concerns were expressed that the
developers would not see the project to
completion, and they asked what, if any,
guarantee could they give that they would
not fail to finish the project or sell out to

Please see Cays Page 18


s been asked to represent the residents ofEl-
king with the developers, relaying their con-
n display is the newest plan presented by the
hey hope will be recommended by the Hope


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Central From Page 14


with the girls' plan. his Family Fun Game Center in Flamingo He can do online ordering for customers
They were recently recognized at their Plaza on Don MacKay Boulevard. through websites such as eBay and Ama-
chnl in Ornnm l trtivno d i i h Di Tht- fnt lnm lik ri-ll hn ntht-r-


Harbour. ascnuu 111 UIdanI io receivngmlvl l iasneiy 11game room ieaLures consoles III zon.coU m as w as oIers.
The program came about one day while Dreamer and Doer award which is given the Play Station 3, Xbox 360 and the Nin- The game center offers memberships,
they were driving with their family and to an outstanding student who has helped tendo Wii and will be paired with either though it is not required, and will hold
saw all the strays and how they are being their school or community through strong 19" or 32" screens. There will also be game tournaments with prizes going to
neglected. They saw a puppy whose moth- community service work. The sisters have some classic Arcade game machines and winners. Mr. Wong said it is set up so
er had left it. "We were really upset, and put together a website so people can find a pool table. parents can drop their children off for a
we started crying and were really sad," more ways to help or donate to the cause of Mr. Wong, who has been an avid gamer couple hours and pick them up later with-
said Amanda. They decided to "not just Potcakes at www.penniesforpotcakes.org. since he was a child, said it is great to bring out worrying about their safety during that
think about doing something, but to do it." Family Fun Game Center together a business that was a lifelong love time.
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Cays From Page 14
another developer. Mr. Apatt responded
that he and his partners have a long history
of success in their previous ventures and
that they intend to see this project through
to the end.
Some people were in favor of the project
who felt that with some more fine-tuning
of the proposed plan the project would be
beneficial to residents of Abaco. They gave
approval to the fact that the developers had
listened to the changes that the community
wanted and have shown they are willing to
work with and listen to the community to
get a satisfactory plan on the table.
Concerns were expressed that the devel-
opers were "shmoozing" the locals but will
effectively "cut them (Bahamians) off"
once they get approval and have what they
want, using Winding Bay and Exuma's
Emerald Bay as examples. It was said that
not enough labor existed on the island and
that many would have to come from off the
cay, which raised concerns of an escalation
of crime on Hope Town.
At the end of the meeting Clay Wilhoyte
was asked by Mr. Apatt if he would serve
as an advisor to the developers to share
views and concerns of the community with
them. He said that Clay has the support of
and a good relationship with the commu-
nity of Hope Town. Mr. Wilhoyte accept-


ed the idea, having a strong endorsement
from the community.
Barefoot Man concert
is coming up
It's time again for one of the most popu-
lar Abaco musical events, The Barefoot
Man's concert at Nippers. This summer's
dates have been slated for July 23rd and
the evening of July 24th for a special din-
ner dance night.
This will the 10th concert which started
about a decade ago. The concert draws a
huge crowd of visitors, boater and locals.
George Nowak, Barefoot Man, and his
three piece back-up band have had a busy
year performing in Key West, Texas and,
of course, the Cayman Islands, their home.
Many of Barefoot Man's recordings feature
Abaco life voiced with his lyrics of fishing,
sailing and "rumming" around. It promises
to be a busy weekend on Great Guana Cay
where most accommodations and boat slips
are usually sold out for the event.
For more information check www.bare-
footman.com.
Art gallery is open
for summer months
By Mirella Santillo
Renown artist Alton R Lowe opened his
art gallery located on Green Turtle Cay
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landscapes and local flora, immortalizing
on canvas some of the beautiful flowers
and trees growing in the artist's garden.
Paintings of various seacoasts that will be
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sue are part of the show.
The artist is inter-
ested in many art forms
from painting and
sculpture to theater and
music. Works of sculp-
tor James Mastin are
showcased in the gal-
lery.


A visit to the Alton
Lowe's Art Gallery will
likely double as a botan-
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often encourages his
visitors to stroll through
the garden to admire his
many native and exotic
plants chosen as land-
scape highlights.
The gallery will stay
opened until the end of


July. Do not miss the opportunity to meet
the artist and to admire or purchase his
work.


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Green Turtle Cay for the summer season of June and July.
On display are his newest paintings of landscapes and flora.
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941 Lionfish caught in second GTC lionfish derby


By Annabelle Cross
Organizers of the Second Annual Lion-
fish Derby held on Green Turtle Cay on
June 19 reported that 941 lionfish were
captured in the event held this weekend at
the Green Turtle Club.
Twenty-one boats participated with
teams from Florida and The Bahamas
searching the Abaco waters for lionfish in
perfect weather and conditions.
First place was taken by Thomas Saw-
yer, Gavin Roberts and Colby Cross in
the boat White Roach, that came in with a
whopping 345 fish. Second place with 245
fish went to M.J. Lowe, Tyler Survance
and Kai Survance in the boat Goofin Off
and third place with 95 lionfish went to
Dale Sawyer's team on Cajun Bahamas.
First, second and third place for the larg-
est lionfish were all speared by the team on
Meander from Jacksonville, Florida. Nate
Carney, who captured the largest fish ever
recorded on Abaco, just 2cm short of a na-
tional record, told Derby organizers that he
found a hole outside the main barrier reef
off No Name Cay in 45 feet of water that
was full of very large lionfish. He used scu-
ba and a pole spear to bag the winning fish,
which was 43.4 cm in length (roughly 19
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Derby organizers, Bobbie Lindsay from
Palm Beach, Florida, and Lad Akins from
REEF in Key Largo, Florida, said the
overall numbers were lower than last year
partially because of the local impact from
the very successful Derby held last June
which yielded over 1,400 fish. "Aware-
ness is much higher than last year, and
Bahamians and visitors alike are spearing
lionfish whenever they see them. Conse-
quently, there doesn't seem to be as many
lionfish in shallow water," said Mr. Akins.
Nick Raich from West Palm Beach,
whose team was the high scoring Ameri-
can boat two years running, said, "We
hunt around Cooper's Town, Spanish Cay
and the surrounding area, and this year, we
didn't find as many fish. But, we still had
a great time."
As in the first Derby, fish were filleted
and cooked on site behind the scoring sta-
tion by the Green Turtle Club, giving ob-
servers and participants an opportunity to
sample this delicious fish. This year Tropic
Seafood Limited of Nassau arranged to
purchase the larger fillets of lionfish for $6
per pound. According to Derby organizer,
Mrs. Lindsay, "Tropic's offer to purchase
lionfish is an exciting development because


ures

Mitchell
sories
manager
m 5pm
67-3623


creating a market for li-
onfish is the best way to
control the population of
this invasive fish. This
has always been one of
our main objectives."
Over $5,000 in cash
was awarded to the win-
ning teams for the most,
biggest and smallest li-
onfish. Co-sponsors
Green Turtle Club, and
Brendal's Dive Cen-
ter welcomed the full
hotel and marina and
gave special discounts
for Derby participants,
their friends and fami-
lies. Next year's Derby
is set for June 24-25,
2011. For full results
and pictures go to www.
lionfishderby.com.


This jubilant team won the Lionfish Derby held on Green Turtle
Cay on June 19. This was their second year of coming in first
place. This year they caught 345 fish. They are Colby Cross,
Gavin Roberts and Thomas Sawyer on the White Roach.


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GALLERY
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Malcolm Rae William Johnson
Shula Raney Fritz Keck Kim Rody
Photography by Tuppy
Local Artists
Beth Sweeting Zandrick Jones
Lori Thompson Dion Lewis
Colyn Rees
Located Queen Eizabeth Drive, Marsh Harbour
Tel: 367.0579


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Breakfast 8:00 am 10:30 am
Lunch 12:00 pm 3:00 pm
Dinner ~ 6:00 pm 9:00 pm
(Reservations required for Dinner)
Happy Hour
5 pm- 7 pm
Half Price Well Drinks and
Reduced Prices on others.


Sunday
Breakfast Buffet
8:30 am 10:30 am
Tuesday
Live Music by"Jammin Jan"
5 pm until
Friday
Prime Rib Night
6pm-9 pm
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James Moir- Br oker

Houses
Ocea BlDf BeachfromEsxtats 1455-Exceptional 5
bed, 5.5 bath main house eo rae 3 cargarageand 1 bed,
1 bath guest suite jeOT1, 60 s/funderroof 1.95 acres
with 200'ofsand'beachfront. Furnished. $4995,000.
"GIrasole #1551- Delightful 4 bed, 4.5 bath elevated
Italian villa stylebeach home, plus 2 bed, 2 bath separate
guest accommodations. Elegantly furnished, many
upgrades/extra. 45,000 s/f landscaped grounds, 100'+
beach frontage. $4,950,000.
"ArgyfRHouse"#483 -Elegantly furnished, elegant
bed, 5.5 bath, 6,900 s/fOceanBlvd. estate on 1.6
landscaped acres with 153' beachfront. $3,995,000.
"Swanerume "#Ocean Blvd. Superb 3 bed,2 bath
beach home plus 2 bed, 2 bath guest house, 3,600 s/f
under air. Tastefully furnished. 1.37 acre, 133' beach
frontage. $3,995,000.
Brigantine Bay CanalHome #1589 Newly built 4 bed,
4 bath unfurnished home. 3,150 s/funder air, 4,850 s/f
total. Many extras.15,306s/f parcel, 91' canal frontage,
lay-along & finger docks, boat lift. $3,200,000.
"Casuarm aBeahHsose -#1512 Ocean Blvd,
furnished 6 bed, 5.5 bath 2 level beachhome &efficiency
apt. 6,600 s/fliving space, pool, 27,600 s/fparcel, 80'
beach frontage. Excellent rental income. $2,950,000.
'A4nother World"# 1007 Ocean Blvd. 4 bed, 4.5 bath,
3,500 s/f furnished beach home, pool, patio, garage on
1.2 landscaped acres. Superb rental income, $2,500,000,
"Avalon # 1516 Exceptional 3 bed, 2 bathbeach
home. Immaculately maintained, well appointed, 2,500
s/funder roof, 2,200 s/f open & covered patios. 24,440
s/f parcel with 175' sandy beach. $2,321,000.
"Sara4pier"#1265 Ocean Blvd. 3,000 s/fbi-level
furnished home on 1.87 acres with 180' sandy beach
frontage. $2235,000.
"P'anqulW "# 1307 -4 bed, 5 bath, furnished two
storey Brigantine Canal home on 2 lots. 3,580 s/f under
roof, plus decks & balconies. 90' canal frontage, dock,
boat lift, plus sea views from virtually every room,
Tastefully decorated, excellent condition. $2,200,000.
"TrldetHowe "# 317-3 bed, 3.5 bath, furnished
3,500 s/f beach fonthome. Breath-taking beach &sea
views. Good rental income. NOW$1,999,000.
Cutwater Way CanalHome #1524- 3 bed, 3 bath,
3,600 sf home on BrigantineBay. Newly builtin 2008,
elegantly finished, many upgraded features. 144'
bulkhead, 70' dock, boat lift. $1,995,000.
"Kokmo ", Brigantie Bay #1509 Channing 3 b ed, 3
bath, level, 3,000 s/ftastefully furnished canal home.
Recently renovated and upgraded. 10,915 s/fparcel
with 102' canal frontage, pool, spa, dock &boat lifL
3,000 s/f balcony, pool & patio decks. $1,895,000.

"WTindardPalms" # 1454 Splendid 3 bed, 2bath
furnished Windward Beach S 2,500 s/funderroof
plus 1,600 s/fpatios akson 16,000 s/f landscaped
parcelwith 100' sfny beach. Meticulously maintained,
Many extras, superior seaviews. $1,840,000.
"Seascape", WtdwBardBeaeh # 1469- 3 bed, 2bath
2,05 0 s/ffurnished beach home on spacious 26,125 s/f
parcel with 120' sandy beach. $1,379,000.
"Dolphiit Watch"-GalOfonBay -#1534- 3 bed, 3.5
bath furnished home (including 2 bed, 2bath guest
cottage). Total 2,800 s/fliving space. 18,000 s/fparcel,
74' bulkheaded canal frontage with dock. $999,999.

"Laguna" Galleon Bq9 #74 bed, 2 bath, single
storey, 1,550 s/f can1 ab `Teiumished, landscaped lot,
carport,garage, water dock, boatlift, $750,000.

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


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TREASURE CAY
1TreasreHousae#4-#1582- Charming2bed, 2bath
fully renovated & tastefully fmrished 1,000 s/f Topsider
style beachside villa. Many upgrades. Community pool,
well maintained beachfront complex. $499,950.
"ToadHal"# 1373 5 bed/4 bath, 4,000 s/f, 2 level
Ocean Blvd. finished oceanviewhome includes 1
bed/1 bath apartment on 2 adjoiningparcels totaling
22,500 s/E Private beach access. $499,000.
St AndkewsEstates#15 Q,387 s/f 3 bed, 2bath
finished home oo ~, s/fparcel adjacent togolf
course. $249,000.
Condos
Royal Poiciana Beachftnt Condos -Phase 4
# 716) Premier 3 level, 3 bed, 4.5 bath, plus loftnewly
built condos on Treasure Cay Beach. 2,860 s/f under
roof, attached garage. 644 s/f covered/open
balconies/porches.
OWNERFINANCING AVAILABLE! $1,995,000.
BadluaaBeach COub 2020- #1139 3 bed, 2 bath,
1,650 s/f 2nd level beachfront condo, Stunningly
urnished, elegantly decorated. Superior beach&
ocean views. $1,035,000.
BahamaaBeach C~Zb 2046- # 1009 3 bed, 3 bath, 2nd
level Phase 5, 2nd level, livingvig space condo,
closest to beach, ts contemporary furnishings,
unparalleled sea Kb each views. $999,999.
Bahama Bteah Cub 2047 # 1468- 3 bed, 3 bath,
ground level Phasee unit, 1,750 s/f living sp ace condo,
close to beach, tastefully furnished, numerous upgrades
& enhancements. Superb sea views. $950,000.
BahamaBeach Clb 2032- #1525 3 bed, 2 bath, 2nd
level, 1,650 s/ffumushed beach condo, excellent sea &
beach views. Club amenities. $865,000.
AtlatisCon 2112 # 929- 4bed, 4bath 2,000 s/f2
level furnished waterfront condo on Brigantine canal,
great water views. Preferred end unit Includes 2 large
boat slips. Short walk to beach! $865,000.
Carleton Landing- CarrngeHomse # I-# 1621-3
bed, 3 bath, 1,755 s/fgr u furnished condo on
BrigantineBay. N &EFtiction. Includes community
pool, fingerdockYrivateslip, 2 garages. $855,000.
BahmarBeach Cub # 2005- # 1370- 3 bed, 2 bath
ground level 1,645s/f comfortably furnished condo.
Awesome sea views frommost rooms Overlooks beach
andpool. Greatvacationresidence $822,000.
BafamaBeach Club # 2014 #1478 3 bed, 2bath,
1,645 s/f 2nd level furnished beachfront condo. Great
sea & beach views. Well manicured grounds, club
amenities. Exceptionally priced at $805,000.
CarletorLanditg -Carriage aose # 3 & 4-#
1621- 3 bed, 3 bath, 1S unfurnished condo on
Brigantine B aew titn action. Community pool,
finger dock/vate slip, 2garages. EACH $799,000.
Royal Poiciana # 2511- # 1483 -Deluxe 2 bed, 2bath
ground level furnished 1,300 s/fbeachfront condo. Well
maintained. Great sea views, excellent rental income
potential $625,000.
RoyalPaim Condo # 2424 # 1399 3 bed, 3 bath,
(including loft) 2nd level, 1,264 s/f fmrished condo
overlooking harbour & marina. Wellmaintained, near
beach, excellentrental income potential. $54,000.
Royal Pam Condo # 2420- # 1546- 3 bed, 3 bath,
(including loft) 2nd level, 1,264 s/ffumished condo.
Great harbour & marina views. Well maintained,near
beach, excellentrental income potential. $549,000.
Beach Villa 507# 782 -Newly renovated, 2 bed, 2 bath
L150 s/f villa, plus 592 s/fpatios. Tastefully furnished.
Many extras. Close to beach, marina, $490,000.

Atlants Condo # 2202 # 987 2 bed, 2 bath, 2nd level
furnished canalfrontunit, withboat slip, golf cart, garage.
"Turn-Key", Near Treasure Cay Beach. $465,000.


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TREASURE CAY
AIaudi CoW4o #220 # 1000-2 bed, 2 bath, 2nd level,
1,000 s/f finished waterfrontunit, includes fully
serviced boat slip &golfcartgarage. Overlooks
BrigantineBay, Near beach. $465,000.
Atants Condo #2201-#1175 -2bed, 2bath, 1,000s/f
2nd level furnished waterfront ondo. Recently renovated,
well maintained. Includes storage garage & private boat
slip/dock. Near beach. $460,000.
AtlatUos Condo # 2115- #1602 2 bed, 2 bath 950 s/f
ground level furnished condo overlooking Brigantine Bay
canal Includes boat slip &golfcartgarage. $459,000.
Beach Vila# 605- f 1625- 1 bed. 2 bath wellmaintained
& elegantly furnished "p s"' villa. Washer/dryer.
Many extras&t .t Canbemodifiedfor 2nd
bedroom. Close t beach &shopping. $415,000.
SandDoMar Condo # 7- #146 2 bed, 2 bath, 1,000 s/f
ground level fu1nishttclbi ont condo. Wel maintained,
superb sea vie .ltnunity pool. Best Value! Priced to sell.
$405,000.
RoyalPalm# 2304-.# 1472- 2 bed, 2 bath, 950 s/f
furnished ground floor level condo overlooking marina.
Includes boat slip. Rentalhistory.
OWNER FINANCING AVAILABLE !! $403,000.
RoyalPal # 231H#1573 2bed, 2 bath 950 s/f
finished ground level condp ~tlookingharb our &
marina Well main ta ,dellett condition. Owner
occupied (not a r ueunit). Includes boat slip & storage
unit $400,000.
Maritnr Coae CondomnahAnms:
#1181- 4 bedroom,3 bath,2 level,1,650 s/f furnishedharbour
froatcondo. tastefully refurbished. $649,000.
#985- 2 bed, 2 bath, level harbourfront end unit,
Refurbished in 2000 $289,000.
#655 2 bed bath condo with marina view $249,000.
Vacant Land
7Thrston By BeachfrontDevelopmtentAereage -1579
-108.65 acres located near Treasure Cay community
entrance. Features approx. 1,500' sandy beachfront, plus
approx. 800' elevated hard rock shoreline. Borders on
GeatAbacoHwy. & Treasure Cay Dr. $4,365,000.
Beach& CanalLotPackAge#941-Windward Beach lot
of17,542 s/fwith 100' ofbeach frontage onSea ofAbaco,
PLUS Galleon Bay lot of 17,955 s/fwi th approx. 76' of
sea-walled canal frontage. $1^46,000.
Ocean Bed. Beae~fPrft Parme~ 60 Splendid
44,600 s/f parcel on Treafl A vBteach, 75' beach
frontage of sa me sand. All utilities available.
Spectacular s' beach views. $1,350,000.
BeaeffrontPacel- OceatBlvd # 876 1.5 acreswith
10 f of beach frontage, on spectacular Treasure Cay
Beach. Allutilities available Gorgeous beach & sea
views. $1,295,000.
Superb BeacfifrontPameel#,4- Treasure Cay Blvd.
Level & cleared b0eacl0 0 s/f, t f90'fabulous sandy
beach frontage. Brrft-taking seaviews. $1,275,000.
Wiuvard Beach- BeaeffrmntPareel# 1283 Cleared &
walled 17,542 s/f parcel with 100' of sandy beach.
Sea ofAbacoviews. All utilities available. $1,024,000.
ftdwardBeach-Beach Pael#1470 23,151 s/fparcel
with 101' of stone wall & sandy beach on Sea ofAbaco. All
utilities available. $843,000.
WittswrdBeach# 817 1/2 acrewaterfront parcel
directly on Sea ofAbaco,124' beach frontage. Newly
installed sea wall All utilities available. $399,000.

Ocean BVd.# 1547/1548 Two in ad residential level
parcels of 10,805 s/f& 10 4 1ll utilities available,
public beach acceWt O9 EACH $71,000.

Seagape Dr. # 1609 8,000 s/f residential lot just 1
block from Treasure Cay Beach. All utilities available.
B$44,950.


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James Moir Broker
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TREASURE CA4

Treasre Cay CanalPa mels
Briganine Bay- # 1662 Two joining single
family residential lots, U totall with combined
144' aAsea-wal ie Allutilites available.
Superb water lv $785,000.
BriganineBaqy#1629 -Large 19,068 s/f level &
cleared canalparcel with 173' ofbulk headed water
frontage. Utilities available. Greatviews. $753,000.
Brigoatne Bay #1630 -Large 15,694 s/flevel &
cleared canal parcel with 151' of bulk headed water
frontage. Utilities available. Superior views. $753,000.
Brigatine Bqy# 1632 -Large 16,824 s/f level &
cleared canal parcel with 121'of bulk headed water
frontage, PLUS 2 finger docks. Utilities available.
Superior views down length of canal. $753,000.
BrigatBine Bay # 1631 -13,629 s/f level & cleared
canalparcel with 119' of bulk headed waterfrontage.
Utilities available. Spectacular view $699,000.
Brigatine Bay # 1626 -14,835 s/flevel & cleared
canal parcel with 94' ofbulkheaded water frontage on
sheltered water. Utilities available. $619,000.
Briganfine By # 1559 16,108 s/f level, cleared canal
parcel with 164' of bulk headed & protectedwater
frontage. Dock &dolphin pilings installed. $599,000.
Brigatae Bay # 1625 -11,897 s/f level & cleared
canal parcelwith 87 of bulk headedwaterfrontage on
sheltered water. Utilities available. $592,000.
Brigantine Bay #1627 -14,785 s/flevel & cleared
canalparcel with 99' of bulk headed waterfrontage on
sheltered water. Utilities available. $591,000.
Briga /ne Bay # 1628 13,608 s/f level & cleared
canalparcel with 100' of bulk headed waterfrontage on
sheltered water. Utilities available. $591,000.
Galeon Bqy- # 1441 28,072 s/f cleared parcel, 64' of
bulkhead with dock & dock house. $550,000.
Brigtasine By # 1598 Cleared lots 1 & 2A, 19,300
s/f 130' bulkheadedfrontage, new dock. $499,999.
Galeea Bay#744 19,256 sf cleared canalparcel,
68' bulkheaded deep water frontage. $434.000,
Brigate Bay #1624 -12,691 s/flevel & cleared
canal parcel with 87' of bulk headed waterfrontage on
sheltered water. Utilities available. $431,000.
Galeon Bay #1356 24.3M s/f large canal frontparcel
with 158' of bulkhead $ lndy waterfront. $399,950.
Briganin Bay # 1623 -11,673 s/f level & cleared
canal parcel with 87 of bulk headed waterfrontage on
shelteredwater. Utilities available. $388,000.
GaUeon Bay #422 -Prime 10,295 s/f cleared canal lot
88' + protected canal frontage. Sea-walled,plus dock &
davit pilings. All utilities available. $350,000
Galleo By# 1580 -Elevated & cleared parcel of
12,500 s/f +/-with 108' of bulk headed deep water canal
frontage. All utilities available. Quick/easy access to
Sea ofAbaco. $349,950
GalUeonBay# 1473 -Approx. 10,000 s/f canal
parcel,100'+ of sea-walled protected waterfrontage. All
utilities available. Easy access to sea. $349,950.
Brigaiftne Bay # 1498- to s/f canal lot 126'
sea-walled deep wl% in tage.GreatViews!
Brigantine By # 1173 & 1174 -2 adjacent deep water
canal parcels, each 11,200 s/f, 80' bulkhead, 140'
depth. Cleared, all utilitiesavailable. EACH
Brigastine Bay# 1494 18 '/f cleared canal parcel
120' deep water buliW montagee. $270,000.
Brigante Bay # 1622 13,876 s/flevel & cleared
canalparcel with 74' of bulk headed waterfrontage on
sheltered water. Utilities available. $388,000.


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GUANA CAY

"Ridge Runner"# 1185- 6bed, 4bath, 3,100 sq. ft
fuimished home includes main house, separate master
suite, guest cottage, pool & dock situated on 1.74
elevated acres with 330' of shoreline. Superb panoramic
water views. $2,390,000.
OwhidBay -BeachfrodntPamel25- #1530- 1.173 acre
Atlantic Ocean lot, 130' sandy beach frontage. Excellent
elevations, spectacular ocean views. Orchid Bay
amenities include utilities, marina, restaurant, pool,
tennis courts, beachpavillion, paved roads. $1,695,00.
DolphiBeachEstates # 1412 -Exceptional 20,000 s/f
waterfront parcel on Sea of Abaco with 145' of elevated
rocky shoreline. Utilities available. $549,000.
Atlantc Oceanm ont Parvel #746 Approx. 1 acre
residential parcel, 154' elevated shoreline near Orchid
Bay community, great ocean views. $395,000.
"Secret Beach'# 1267/1268- Ocean Front Elevated
Parcels 9A (19,190 s/f) & 9B (16,144 s/f) lots, each
with 100' +/- of Atlantic Ocean rocky shoreline & sand
beach frontage. Prime building sites. EACH $229,900.
BAHAMA PALM SHORES
BeachFrontParcel #714 -45,343 s/f parcel, 100'
ocean beach frontage. Electricity available. Ideal site
for permanent residence or vacation home. $349,000.
Ocean View Parcel- Near Betch- # 1502- Elevated
17,650 s/f lot with 135' of road frontage offering
superb ocean views. Just a 1 minute walk to sandy
Atlantic Ocean Beach. $148,950.

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

GREAT CLSTERN CAY
"Paradie Pont" # 659 Furnish bed, 25 bath,
2,400 s/fwaterfrontx ]w es & balconies
on 1/2 acre. dHted Sea of Abaco frontage,
Fantastic views. REDUCED TO $499,000.
TUrRTLEROCKS
"seaGlas Cottage" # 1237 Charming 2 bed, 2.5
bath, 3 level furnished-wch home on private 1.20
acres,1,800 s/fund4ef, 900 s/f decks/patios. 100'
shoreline. New windows & central A/C. $799,000.
"Tarte's Rock" # 1062 3 room, 2.5 bath famished
home on 1.18 acre parc 102' sandy beach frontage.
Built in 2000, Vey pnite area. $795,000.

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

Beaclfront Parel- # 42&- Prime 41,194 s/f parcel
with 91' of pristine sa~Reach frontage.Utilities
available. $295,000.

NOR THABACO
BoilingHole Pa el# 1022 Total 11 acres sea-to-sea
from Sea of Abaco to bay side. 153' high rocky
shoreline on Sea ofAbaco. Magnificent sea of Abaco
views. (Also available in smaller parcels.) $299,500.
Blackvood WaerftontParcel # 1521 38,514 s/f
parcel with 167 of deep water Sea of Abaco frontage
and highway frontage. Topography well suited for a
marina site. Utilities available $98,500.


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NORTHABACO

Boiling Hole Lots# 1030 2 Sea of Abaco waterfront
parcels on Highway with 73' or 80'rocky shoreline,
utilities available, great sea views. EACH $95,000.
Sunset Ridge Commantity Lots # 570 14 spacious
residential lots from 14,792 s/f to 18,488 s/f. High
elevation, close to Treasure Cay. All utilities available.
Starting at $47,500.
MARSH HARBOUR
PelUca Shores Harborfront Home # 1563 5 bed,
4.5 bath, 5,600 sq. ft tastefully furnished home with
pool & dock. Well maintained, superior quality
construction, many extras. 1 acre+/- landscaped, 115'
water frontage. $3,995,000.
Eventide- Lovid" Sea to Sea Eatern Sores-
# 1642 Recently renovated & refrbished 3 bed, 3
bath elegantly fumishe'2%ffY i dge top home,
including separate %i#p artment. Amazing sea
views from virtually every room. Private deep water
dock, 2 boat lifts, sandy beach. $1,495,000.
"Endless Summer" -Eastern Shos # 1667
Enchanting 4 bed, 3 bath, phsl tri-level furnished
home. 3,000 s/f under jA'Sea of Abaco frontage,
private 80' docl, at -tL Separate carport & gazebo.
Spectacular sea views from every room. $1,395,000.

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

GREEN TURTLE CAY
"H'ig Point" Seaview Lot# 684 Hilltop 0.405 acre
parcel on White Sound Bluff overlooking Sea of
Abaca, Fantastic Sea Views, Privacy, near beach
$365,000.
LEISURE LEE
"DoubefEa5gte" #757 -Recently renovated 3 bed, 3
bath, plus loft, 2,500 s/f furnished home on 11,610 s/f
canal front parcel 95' sea wall, 68'fully serviced dock.
Underground utilities. Near beach. $776,000.
Wateriont House (Under Constuction) # 1374 -
18,600 s/f sea front parcel, 108' deep water frontage,
plus 50' long boat slip. 3 bed, 3.5 bath, 2,284 s/f home
under construction. Great sea views. $399,000.
Residental Pacels

# 823 10,150+/- s/f canal lotw/130' frontage & 105'
deep water dockw/water &electricity. $345,000.
# 1258 9,000 s/f canal lot, 87' waterfrontage, 160'
lay-along docks & shared recessedboat basin. $335,000.
# 602 15,334 s/f canal corner lot w/197' seawall.
$299,500.
# 704 10,400 s/f elevated canal lot w/104' deep weather
canal frontage. Sea views, walk to beach. $239,500.
# 1080 12,100 s/f canal parcel with 110'sea walled canal
frontage. Boat davits installed. $2231000
# 1593 10,590 s/f canal lotwith 120' ofbulkheaded
seawall installed. All utilities available. $199,000.
#811- 10,400 s/f seaview comer lotwith 194' ofroad
frontage. Walk to beach. All utilities available. $99,950.
# 998 13,459 s/f canal view corer lot, near beach
$96,500.
#567- 2.139 acres on highway nearLeisureLee. 50'
elevated ridge. 119'highway frontage. $149,700.
# 1571 InlandLot #15 in Joe's Creek subdivision,
18,500 s/f, electricity available, near to beach. $49,900.


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The funeral for Lenora Adina Roberts,
84, previously from Marsh Harbour was
held at Marsh Harbour Gospel Chapel in
Marsh Harbour on June 19. Pastor David
Cartwright and Rev. James Neely offici-
ated. Burial
was in the
public cem-
etery in
Marsh Har-
bour.
She was
predeceased
by her lov-
ing husband
of 57 years,
Weldin Rob- Lenora Adina Roberts
erts and her firstborn son, John Weldin
Roberts. She was predeceased by all of her
siblings.
She is survived by two children Virginia
(Jeannie) Symonette and Charles Roberts;
grandchildren Tammy Cartwright, Lynn
and Heather Symonette (Knowles); great-
grandchildren Kyla and Maya Cartwright;
son-in-law Geoffrey Symonette; grandson-
in-law Christopher Cartwright; sisters-in
law Alice Albury, Madge Bethel and Kath-
erine Weatherford; brothers-in-law Aman
and Richard Roberts; nieces; nephews;
and many other relatives and friends.
The funeral for Wilbur William Rob-
erts, 84, of Sandy Point and formerly of
Cherokee Sound was held on June 19 at St.
Martin's Anglican Church in Sandy Point.
Father Earl Hepburn officiated assisted by
Catechist Benjamin Pinder and other min-
isters. Interment was in the Sandy Point
public cemetery.


He is sur-
vived by
wife Lillian
Roberts;
daughters
Marinette
Walker,
Elizamae
B a in ,
Deanne Fox,
Stephanie FoxWilbur William Roberts
Stephanie
and Marsha Roberts; sons Patrick, Ange-
lo, Wilbur Jr., Peter and Clarkie Roberts;
stepsons Edney and Derek Gaitor and Ste-
phen Pinder; adopted children David and
Leslie Godet; sisters-in-law Glacie, Ella
and Hattie Dean, Vicki and Louise Bain,
Irene Burrows, Virginia Adderley, Geneva
Sands and Virgie Lightbourn; brothers-in-
law Patrick and Jackson Bain and William
Adderley; son-in-law Richard Walker;
daughters-in-law: Levenia, Rose, Violet
and Ida Roberts; 32 grandchildren: Shan-
tell, John Jr., Shawn, Simone, Shuvalo,
Senovia, Secoya, Patrick Jr., Patreko, An-
gelo Jr., Seameko, Kevin Tamar, Karen
and Selena Roberts, Chadae Pinder, Don
and Deven Forbes, Pedro Fox, Malisha,
Bashauna and Byron Swain, Jada Rolle,
Makayla Roberts, Quannasha Swain,
Merredith Mingo, Lucinda Hemmings,
Kermit and Renardo Curry, Alva Whyte,
Aaron and Algernon Huyler and Staneka
Roberts; 10 nieces and nephews includ-
ing: Ishmael, Chris, Percy, Ross, Mervyn,
Graylon and Mancer Roberts, Enid Rolle
and Anita Symonette; 38 great grandchil-
dren and 52 nieces and nephews-in-law;
one step daughter-in-law: Vernisha Gaitor
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By Jennifer Hudson garbage flying off all over the place.
Anyone driving along the Captain Ernest A week or two ago even the roundabout
Dean Highway from the airport roundabout by the airport was littered with trash. What
towards Spring City could be forgiven for a welcome for our visitors! Who will want
thinking that they have already reached the to return to a place that looks like a dump?
landfill (city dump). The sides of the road are Why are the rules not enforced? There is a
so littered with garbage that they can only be law which states that all vehicles carrying
described as a dump these days. Occasionally garbage must be covered and secured, but
one sees two or three people bagging up the NOBODY takes any notice of this. Why
trash, but there is far too much for a couple don't the Police or Road Traffic Department
of people now and again to make much dif- crack down on all these offenders and make
ference and some of the rubbish is far too big them obey the law? The reason Freeport is
to even fit in the bags. The garbage ranges so clean is that the law regarding covering of
from small pieces like glass and plastic bot- trucks is strictly enforced, and anyone found
ties, cans and paper items to large cardboard breaking that law is severely penalized.
boxes, wood pallets and even plastic chairs. The South is the fastest growing area
Before the landfill went in at Snake of Abaco with several new upscale devel-
Cay one would see small pieces of gar- opments having recently opened or are
bage thrown from the windows of vehicles scheduled to come on-stream very shortly.
by uncaring persons which was unsightly The Abaco Club at Winding Bay and the
enough. But now the amount of garbage Delphi Club already draw a wealthy clien-
lining both sides of the road is a complete tele and Serenity Point and Schooner Bay
blot on the landscape. It does not stop at Village are advertising prime real estate.
the Snake Cay turn off but continues all the Visitors and prospective buyers to any of
way along the highway for miles towards these properties have to drive along the
Sandy Point, though to a lesser degree. It trash riddled highway to reach their desti-
is even so bad in the Schooner Bay/ Seren- nation for which they have paid handsome-
ity Point area that Keith Bishop, while hop- ly. These people do not have to come here.
ing to instill in some schoolchildren a sense They have the money to go anywhere in
of pride in their environment, organized a the world. Why would they want to come
group to do public service in cleaning away to Abaco to drive through all that filth?
the garbage in that area I wonder how often members of the Marsh
The majority of people going to the Harbour/ Spring City Township Committee
landfill pile up their trucks to overflowing go to look at the area for which they are re-
and take no trouble to cover and secure sponsible. They need to take a good look and
the trash at all. Consequently, the garbage get something done about cleaning it up and
flies off all over the road, collecting on the keeping it clean before our visitors start de-
verges. It can also be extremely danger- ciding not to come back. Abaco's economy,
ous. Just the other day a friend of mine was like all others at present, is depressed. Peo-
driving along and a huge piece of wood ple are hanging onto their livelihoods. There-
flew off the back of a truck and almost hit fore, we need to do all we can to encourage
her windshield as she was driving. Baha- people to come here not turn them away with
mas Waste Management is supposed to be our messy environment.
a company whose job it is to keep the is- PLEASE KEEP OUR ISLAND
land clean, but it is often seen driving to CLEAN DO NOT LITTER, SECURE
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The Abaconian Section A Page 23


Abaco Pathfinders Award Scholarships


The futures of 13 college-bound young
people were made considerably brighter on
June 21 as Abaco Pathfinders awarded the
students with partial scholarships.
Amy Mackeywas selected to receive the
Monty Albury Memorial Award for Excel-
lence as well as a scholarship. The award is
given to students who have "accomplished
so much, worked so diligently, succeeded
at such a high level as to virtually demand
recognition." Amy, it was said, "spar-
kled in a different way;" she has been on
the Principal's List, the Honor Roll, has
shown an overwhelming record of volun-
teering hours, has earned many academic
awards and is an excellent speaker.
The recipients of this year's scholar-
ships are looking forward to the new expe-
riences afforded them by the scholarships
as well as meeting new people and seeing
new places and learning more about their
areas of interest. The students receiving
scholars are the following:
Amy Mackey, a recent graduate of For-
est Heights Academy, intends to study Bi-
ology at the College of The Bahamas.


Amy Mackey was this year's recipient of tl
Memorial Award for Excellence for her ex
of scholarship as well as community service
award is Bradley Albury, son of Monty A
brother, James, looks on.


Chelsea Charlton graduated from
Agape Christian School and is planning
to study Business Administration for Ac-
counting at the College of The Bahamas in
Freeport.
Evelyn Gedeon graduated from Forest
Heights Academy and is planning to be-
come a doctor, however, is still in process
of deciding which school she will attend.
Danero Greene is attending Florida
Memorial University. However, he will be
attending Miami Dade North Campus in
the fall where he will continue his studies
in Civil Engineering.
Austin Koepp, graduate of Forest
Heights Academy, will be studying at the
University of Tampa in the fall and is un-
decided on his major. He is leaning toward
Physics or Engineering.
Shaquille Jones, who graduated from
Abaco Central High, intends to study Bi-
ology and Pre-med at the University of
Tampa.
Matthew Strachan was attending COB
and participated in their student exchange
program with St Francis Xavier Univer-
sity in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada.
He has now decided to
continue his Bachelors
studies in Information
Systems there.
Stephanie Sweeting
graduated from For-
est Heights Academy
and is looking to study
Spanish at Flagler
College and intends
to return to Abaco to
teach the language in a
school here.
Cody Unhjem
graduated from Agape
he Monty Albury Christian School and
ceptional record is planning to attend
e. Presenting the College of the Ozarks
lbury, -011,I, his in the spring of 2011
where he will study


Computer Science.
Chamon McIntosh is a graduate of
Forest Heights Academy who is plan-
ning to attend Wingate University to study
Pharmacy.
Monet Santille graduated from Abaco
Central High and is deciding between the
University of Tampa and COB where he
wants to study Biochemistry.
Kadijah Ellis is a graduate of Abaco
Central High and will be going to COB
where she will study Accounting.
Santana Rolle St. Remy was recently
married and went off to college at Florida
International University where her hus-
band fell ill with renal (liver) failure, and
she has had to balance her studies while
caring for her husband.
Each student received a certificate
from the Abaco Pathfinders as well as a
handbook to help them with adjusting to
college with advice on how to plan and
organize themselves as they start their
studies abroad.
Leazona Richard, Administrator of the
Pathfinders, said they had a tough, tough
time" selecting the 13 students from the 36


several islands
By Timothy Roberts
A loan of intent was signed for infra-
structural projects on Family Islands, ac-
cording to the Hon. Zhivargo Laing, Min-
ister of State for Finance. The government
on May 18 signed a $10,109,000 loan of
intent and a technical assistance grant of
$37,000 with the Caribbean Development
Bank for the reconstruction of docks and
bridges on Andros and Eleuthera and in-


applications they received. The Pathfind-
ers determined this year that, even though
things have been economically tougher,
that they would help the greatest number
of student that they could.
The qualifications determining the
awardees of the scholarships are students
who have at least a 3.0 GPA, who have
a "significant or real need and who are
involved in their communities. Marga-
ret Smith, a Counselor at the Christian
Counseling Center and one of five inter-
viewers, said what stood out about these
students is that they "were dedicated, sac-
rificed a lot; they had goals and ambitions
and they had the kind of passion that said
"I want a future'."
Michael Albury, Chairman of the Abaco
Pathfinders, said to the students, "Your
success makes it easier for us to raise mon-
ey for you." He said he was sure the group
would make us proud.
Over the years Pathfinders has raised
about $550,000 and has helped 126 Abaco
students through its scholarship program
with the help of volunteers and private do-
nations.


including Abaco
cludes preparation of feasibility studies for
road and port infrastructure on Abaco.
Mr. Laing said the technical assistance
component includes preparation of master
plans for the marine and road transport fa-
cilities on Abaco and feasibility studies and
designs for a commercial port in North Ab-
aco and a Little Abaco/Great Abaco road
link in North Abaco.


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Page 24 Section A The Abaconian


Police Crime Report


Causing Harm On June 8 a resi-
dent of Cove Estates in Marsh Harbour
reported that a young male known to her
came into her residence and punched her in
the head and mouth. She received medical
treatment at the Marsh Harbour Govern-
ment Clinic.
Suspect Arrested & Charged -
On the same date police arrested the male
accused of causing harm to the woman of
Cove Estates. He later admitted to the of-
fence. He was later charged and remains
in police custody. He was arraignment in
the Magistrate's Court in Marsh Harbour
on June 9.
Indecent Exposure On June 5 a
resident of Dundas Town reported that a
man pulled down his pants in front of her
and exposed himself while she was at a
food store parking lot. On June 9 police
arrested the suspect
Assault On June 8 a resident of
Spring City that she approached her boy-
friend in Dundas Town. When she asked
where their three-year-old daughter was,
he threw small pebbles in her face. Police
questioned the boyfriend.
Causing Harm On June 9 a resi-
dent of Murphy Town reported that three
males beat him about he body, face, back
and arms with golf clubs and baseball bats.
They had bandanas covering their mouths
but he recognized three by their voices.
Suspects Arrested On June 9 po-
lice arrested three young men of Murphy
Town for causing harm. Their parents
were informed and were asked to meet
with police on June 10.
Stealing from a Vehicle On June


12 a mechanic's shop on S.C. Bootle High-
way was broken into. The culprit stole an
$800 part and damaged a vehicle causing
$500 worth of repairs.
Stealing From a Vehicle On
June 13 a truck parked outside a church
in Marsh Harbour was broken into and a
DVD player and dark glasses were stolen,
both valued at $780.
Threats of Harm On June 13 a
resident of Murphy Town was approached
by a male for a backwood cigarette. When
he denied he had any, the male threatened
him. Police arrested the male who was also
of Murphy Town. He was released pend-
ing further investigations.
Boating Accident Two American
visitors were injured as a result of a boat-
ing accident they had in a rental boat. The
accident occurred in the area of Coco Bay,
Green Turtle Cay.
Unlawful Sexual Intercourse -
15-year-old resident of Sand Banks was
found to be pregnant. The girl's boyfriend
was responsible but he had been deported
to Haiti in March 2010.
Causing Harm & Threats of
Death A resident of Central Pines re-
ported that her boyfriend beat her with a
broom stick and threatened to kill her. The
suspect was arrested.
Possession of Dangerous Drugs
- On June 16 police found a plastic bag
they suspect was marijuana in the driver's
pants pocket when they searched a car in
Dundas Town. The driver was arrested and
charged.
Assault On June 15 a resident of
Dundas Town reported that his estranged


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verbal dispute. This happened near a pri-
mary school.
Assault On June 16 a resident of
Dundas Town reported that her husband
beat her after a verbal dispute.
Causing Harm On June 16 a resi-
dent of Pigeon Pea reported that her boy-
friend hit her in her face with a rock while
she was at her residence.
Stealing A resident of Marsh Har-
bour reported that his brother stole a fish
pot and sold it. The brother was arrest-
ed.
Causing Harm On June 17 a resi-
dent of Crown Haven was in Cooper's
Town when two males stabbed him five
times with a screw driver. The two males
were arrested.
Robbery On June 18 two women
were robbed while they were arriving at
their residence in Central Pines. One of the
women was the manager of a restaurant in


Marsh Harbour. Then the two males de-
manded money, she threw the deposit bag
and her food on the ground. The culprits
took the bag and food and fled.
Stealing On June 18 a resident of
Marsh Harbour reported that someone
broke in his camping trailer located in
South Abaco and stole a refrigerator and
two gas tanks with a total value of $1990.
Stealing On June 19 a resident of
Murphy Town reported that someone stole
a shotgon from his home. It was valued at
$1050. A suspect was arrested on June 21
in connection with this robbery.
Causing harm A young man of
Murphy Town exchanged words with an
immigrant while at Goombay Park. When
he turned away, he was hit on the head
with a bottle. He suspects the immigrant.
Assault On June 18 a resident of the
Mud reported that she was hit in the head
with a rock by a girl from Pigeon Peas.


Two charged with boat theft


By Timothy Roberts
Two young men from Green Turtle Cay
were charged in the Magistrate's Court in
Marsh Harbour on May 26 with stealing
and receiving a boat and attempting to steal
another.
The young men, 19-year-old Michael
Lavarity and 20-year-old Leandro Curry,
were charged with the theft of a 23-foot Ox
Boat with a 235 hp engine valued at $8000
belonging to Roy Boles and attempting to
steal a 32-foot Century boat with two 250
hp engines valued at $80,000 belonging to
David Lander between May 22 and May
23.
Administrator Cephas Cooper, sitting in
for Magistrate Crawford McKee, read the
charges to the young men. He said that due
to the seriousness of the matter they were
not required to enter a plea. However,
when the young men agreed to have their
case heard in the local magistrate's court
and not in the Supreme Court in Nassau,
the charges were read again and they both
entered a plea of not guilty to all charges.
Cpl. Perkins Collie, prosecuting officer
for the police, requested that the two young
men be denied bail because it was felt they
would commit a similar offense again. He
noted that Mr. Lavarity was out on bail
already, due to appear before court to an-
swer charges of a similar nature.
Simeon Brown, lawyer for the defense


of Mr. Lavarity, said that there was not
"one scintilla" of evidence that his client
committed the crime and that he should not
be denied bail simply because of a pending
case before him. He alleged that his cli-
ent was in the company of a police officer
in Green Turtle Cay at the time of the of-
fense, adding that he ought to be consid-
ered innocent until proven guilty.
Mario Gray, lawyer for the defense of
Mr. Curry, echoed the statements of Mr.
Brown and added that his client should not
be denied bail because of the perceived
prevalence of boat thefts. He added that his
client has no prior arrests or record and is
not a threat to society or himself.
Cpl. Collie said they, indeed, have
evidence enough to arrest them including
eyewitness accounts, and he was still of
the opinion that they should be detained,
saying that not having a prior conviction
should not be grounds to grant bail.
Administrator Cooper said he sees no
justification for denying Mr. Curry's bail
because he has no prior record or arrest.
He was granted bail for $1000 with the
condition that he report to the Green Turtle
Cay Police Station every Thursday before
5 p.m. until his court date. Mr. Lavarity
was denied bail and will be remanded to
Fox Hill until the two attend the magis-
trate's court in Cooper's Town on October
1, 2010.


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Interact Club Mrs. Bradley assembled the group to
review the year's events for each club to
Conference deduce how they can better function next
By Mirella Santillo year.
The first Interact Club Conference to be After a break the function resumed
held on Abaco took place on June 5th at early evening for a formal dinner attended
St John's Parish Hall. Organized by two among other club members, Rotarians and
Rotarians, Jo-Ann Bradley and George their spouses as well as Interact Club mem-
Riviere, advisors for the two local Interact bers and their advisors.
Clubs, the conference was meant to cre- A celebration dance completed the day
ate a bond between the members of two that included a DJ. The three advisors,
clubs on Abaco, one at St. Francis de Sales Lori Thompson, Alana Carroll and Elmer
School and the other at Forest Heights Bongon, were recognized for their dedi-
Academy, but also to educate the students cation, and the two club presidents, Amy
on team work and leadership skills. Guest Mackey for Forest Heights Academy and
speakers Simone Bowe, head of Human Joy Archer for St. Francis de Sales School,
Resources for Baker's Bay, and Daphne Di each received a plaque to acknowledge
Gregory, Manager of Abaco Neem, spoke their active participation in running their
and supervised activities demonstrating the club.
benefits of team work and successful lead- Both Interact Clubs, created to teach
ership. students the principles of Rotary and func-
Fifteen students participated in the day's tioning under the umbrella of Rotary Club
activities which started early on that Satur- of Abaco, participated in several commu-
day. The morning was divided into the pre- nity service events throughout the year. St.
sentation by Ms. Bowe, team events that Francis students took part in several clean-
she supervised helped by several Rotarians ups from their school to the airport round-
who had come to lend a hand with lunch. about and painted the boardwalk next to
More creative games aimed at demonstrat- Mangoes Restaurant. Forest Heights Acad-
ing the benefits of team work took place emy club members contributed $500 to the
early afternoon before the presentation by Rotary International Polio Plus program
Ms. Di Gregory who pointed out the way by organizing a bake sale; they also per-
team togetherness works in a business and formed several road clean-ups. Both clubs
how in nature itself everything from sun to joined in the Haiti Relief Effort by doing
rain, from seed to harvest is the result of coin drives and bake sales.
team work.


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The Bahamas must comply with the
World Trade Oganisation's Sanitary and
Phytosanitary (SPS) agreement "in the
shortest possible time frame" because
the basic principles will be reiterated in
all trade agreements to be signed, Agri-
culture and Marine Resources Minister,
the Hon. Lawrence S. Cartwright, said
Tuesday.
The Economic Partnership agreement
signed between the European Communi-
ty and the CARIFORUM countries, he
said, "places an obligation on The Baha-
mas" to comply with the World Trade
Organisation's agreement on sanitary
measures.
Mr. Cartwright was addressing a
workshop on sanitary and phytosanitary


measures sponsored by the Inter-Amer-
ican Institute for Cooperation on Agri-
culture (IICA) that was held in Nassau.
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Hotels and House Rental Agents
+ agents with multiple cottages and houses


Area Code 242 unless listed otherwise
Island-wide Abaco Listii
Abaco Vacations + 80
Abaco Vacation Planner + 25 hse
Bahamas Vacations + 80


Lee Pinder +
Marina Albury Cotta


Rosie's Place


Cherokee
3 hse
ages 5 cottages
Grand Cay


Green Turtle Cay


Bluff House Club
Cocobay Cottages
Green Turtle Club
Island Properties +
New Plymouth Inn
Ocean Blue Properties +
Other Shore Club
Roberts Cottages


Dive Guana
Dolphin Bch Resort
Donna Sands +
Guana Beach Resor
Guana Seaside
Ocean Frontier
Ward's Landing
Ruth SAnds

Abaco Inn
Club Soleil
Crystal Villas
Elbow Cay Prop +
Hope T Harb Lodge
Hope T Hideaways
Hope T Villas +
Lighthouse Rentals
Sea Gull Cottages -I
Sea Spray Resort
Tanny Key +
Turtle Hill


12 units
6 cott 800-
35 rm
34 hse
9rm
34

3 cott


Guana Cay


ngs
10-633-9197


Lubbers Quarters
Sea Level Cottages 4 hse
Man-O-War


366-3121


367-3529 Island Home Rentals + 8 hse 365-6048
10-462-2426 Schooner's Landing 5 condos 365-6072
Marsh Harbour area
366-2053 Abaco Beach Resort 82 rms 367-2158
366-2075 Abaco Real Estate + 6 hse 367-2719
Alesia's 3 rms 367-4460
352-5458 Ambassador Inn 6 rms 367-2022
Bustick Bight Resort 8 rms 367-3980
365-4247 Conch Inn 9 rms 367-4000
-752-0166 D's Guest House 6 rms 367-3980
365-4271 Living Easy 16 hse 367-2202
365-4047 Island Breezes Motel 8 rms 367-3776
365-4161 Lofty Fig Villas 6 eff 367-2681
365-4636 Pelican Beach Villas 6 cott 367-3600
365-4226 Regattas (Prev. Abaco Towns) 32 effic 367-0148
365-4105 HG Christie II hse 367-4151


II hse 365-5178
4 rm 10 cott. 365-5137
12 hse 365-5195
6 units 365-5133
8 rm 7 cott 365-5106
519-389-4846


4 units 904-982-2762
9hse 365-5140
Hope Town
22rm 366-0133
6rm I cott 366-0003
7 villas 888-812-2243
53 hse 366-0035
25 rm 366 0095
+ 63 hse 366-0224
3 hse 366-0030
4 cott 366-0154
3 hse 366-0266
6 villas 366-0065
43 hse 366-0053
4 villas 366-0557


Moore's Island
Moore's Is Bonefish Camp 8rm
Sandy Point


366-6334


Oeisha's Resort 366-4139
Pete & Gay's Resort 14 rm 366-4119
Rickmon's Bonefishing 10 rm 366-4477
Spanish Cay
Spanish Cay Resort 18 rm 6 hse 365-0083
Treasure Cay
Bahama Beach Club 88 units 365-8500
Island Dreams + 45 hse 365-8507
Treasure Cay Resort 95 rms 365-8801
Mark's Bungalows 4 units 365-8506
Abaco Estate Services 365-8752
Wood Cay
Tangelo Hotel 19 rm 3 villa365-2222
Web Sites with Abaco Information
http://www.abaconian.com http://www.abacos.com
http://www.abacoinet.com http://www.oii.net
http.//www.abacoinfo.com http://www.bahamas.com
http://www.go-abacos.com


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


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

Airlines Serving Abaco
AbacoAir Nassau, N Eleuthera, Moores Is 367-2266
American Eagle Miami 367-2231
Bahamasalr Nassau,W Palm B, Ft Laud 367-2095
Continental Connection Miami
Ft Laud and W Palm Beach 367-3415
Localr Fort Lauderdale 1-800-205-0730
Regional Freeport 367-0446
Sky Bahamas Nassau 367-0996
Southern Air Nassau 367-2498
Twin Air Calypso Fort Lauderdale 367-0140
Yellow Air Taxi Ft Lauderdale 367-0032
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 Town........................ ........... .................. 366-043 1
Treasure Divers, Treasure Cay............................................. 365-8571
Brendal's Dive, Green T. Cay ............................................ 365-4411
Dive Guana............................. .............. 365-5178
Man-0-W ar Dive Shop ..................................................... 365-6013

Taxi Cab Fares one or two passengers
Extra $3 for each passengers above two
Marsh Harbour Airport to (effective Dec 08)
Clinic, Downtown, Regattas, $10
Ab Bch Resort, Eastern Shore close, Ferry $15
Spring City $15
Dundas Town, Nat Ins bldg, C Abaco Primary Sch $15
Murphy Town & Great Cistern $20
Snake Cay $35
Casuarina Point $60
Cherokee, Winding Bay, Little Harbour $80
Bahama Palm Shore $90
Crossing Rocks $105
Sandy Point $150
Leisure Lee $50
Treasure Cay Airport, G Turtle ferry $80
Treasure Cay Resort $85
Fox Town $185
Between Marsh Harbour Ferry and:
Clinic, downtown, Ab Beach Hotel $10
Nat Ins Bldg, Murphy Town, Gr Cistern $10
Wait time $0.40 per minute, Hourly rate $40 per hour
Children under three free Caged pets as people
Luggage $0.75 each over two, large bags $1 ea.

Treasure Cay Airport to: Effective Dec085
Green Turtle Cay ferry dock $10
Madeira Park $20
Sand Banks $25
Treasure Cay Resort $30
Leisure Lee $45
Black Wood $20
Fire Road & Cooper's Town $40
Cedar Harbour $60
Wood Cay $70
Mount Hope $80
Fox Town $85
Crown Haven $90
Marsh Harbour airport $80

Green Turtle Ferry to Marsh H Airport $80

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


.. Compliments of The Abaconian

www.abaconian.com
All phones use area code 242 unless noted

Ferry Schedules Departure times shown Daily service unless noted
Marsh Harbour to Hope Town or Man-0-War 20 minutes, Guana Cay 40 minutes
Albury's Ferry Service Ph 367-3147 or 367-0290 VHF Ch. 16 Hope Town & Man-O-War from Crossing Bch
Marsh Harbour > Hope Town 7:15 am 9 10:30 12:15 pm* 2 4 5:45
Return 8 am 9:45 11:30 1:30 pm* 3 4 5 6:30
Marsh Harbour > White Sound Contractor's special Mon Fri 7 am Return 5 pm
Marsh Harbour > Man-O-War 10:30 am 12:15 pm 4 5:45 tn
Return 8 am 11:30 1:30 pm 5 Sundays
Marsh H. > Guana Cay (& Scotland Cay with advance notice) from Conch Inn or
(6:45am Union Jack Dock) 10:30 1:30 pm 3:30 holidays
Return 8 am 11:30 2:30 pm 4:45
Fare Adult prepaid oneway $15 / open return $25, Kids 6-11 half, Under 6 free (Phone after hours 359-6861)
Green Turtle Ferry Phone 365-4166, 4128, 4151 VHF Ch 16 Ten minute ride
Green T Cay to Treasure Cay 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
The Great Abaco Express Marsh Harbour charter bus to N Abaco Call 367-2165, Group tours


Attractions
Albert Lowe Museum .......................................Green Turtle Cay
Capt Roland Roberts House, reef exhibits.......Green Turtle Cay
Memorial Sculpture Garden.......................... Green Turtle Cay
Wyannie Malone Historical Museum........................Hope Town
Elbow Cay Light Station...........................................Hope Town
Walk to & swim on Mermaid Reef off M Harb. ..Pelican Shore
Drive to & swim in Blue Hole .............Treasure Cay farm road
Art studio & working foundry- ....................... Little Harbour
Working boatyards........................................... Man-0-War cay
Pocket beaches Crossing Beach in Marsh Harbour
Witches Point 3 miles S. of Marsh Harbour
Little Harbour 20 miles S. of Marsh Harbour
Cherokee 23 miles S of Marsh Harbour
Miles of beach are generally on ocean exposures
Treasure Cay Green Turtle Cay Guana Cay Elbow Cay
Man-0-War Cay Casuarina Point Bahama Palm Shore
Sandy Point & more
Items of interest Man-0-War boat yards Blackwood
blue hole & sisal mill Cedar Harbour plantation ruins need
guide Hole-in- Wall lighthouse last mile very rough road *
Abaco wild horses by appointment 367-4805 Bird watching -
ask tourism 367-3067

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


Abaco Marinas Slips Fuel Phone
Green Turtle Cay
Bluff House ................45....... F......365-4200
Green Turtle Club ......32....... F......365-4271
Black Sound Marina...15................365-4531
Other Shore Club.......12....... F......365-4195
Abaco Yacht Service.. 10....... F......365-4033
Treasure Cay
Treasure Cay Marinal50 ...... F......365-8250
Man-O-War
Man-O-War Marina ...26....... F......365-6008
Marsh Harbour
Boat Harbour Marina183....... F......367-2736
Conch Inn...................75....... F .....367-4000
Harbour View Marina .36....... F .....367-2182
Mangoes Marina ........29................367-2366
Marsh Harbour Marina52 F 367 2700
Hope Town
Hope Town Marina .....16................366-0003
Hope Town Hideaways...................366-0224
Lighthouse Marina .......6....... F......366-0154
Sea Spray ..................60....... F......366-0065
Spanish Cay
Spanish Cay Marina...75....... F......365-0083
Guana Cay
Orchid Bay .................64 ...... F......365-5175
Boats can clear Customs at Green Turtle Cay,
Treasure Cay or Marsh Harbour


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

Everyone reads The Abaconian

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

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 & Bikes...................... 365-4147
T & A Cart Rentals.............................. 375-8055
Guana Cay
Donna Sands Cart Rentals ............... 365-5195
Dive Guana Boats & Bikes................. 365-5178
Orchid Bay Cart rentals...................... 354-5175
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
Adventure on Prozac Kayak .............365-8749
Alison Car Rent ................................. 365-8193
Cash's Carts..................................... 365-8771
Claridge's Cart Rentals ..................... 365-8248
Cornish Car Rentals........................... 365-8623
JIC Boat Rentals ............................... 365-8465
Triple J Car Rentals ........................... 365-8761
Abaco Adventures Kayaks ..............365-8749


Bonefish Guides
Sandy Point
Patrick Roberts .. 366-4286
Nicholas Roberts
Derrick Gaitor
Ferdinand Burrows 366-4133
Vernal Burrows
Kendall White
Anthony Bain ......366-4107
Floyd Burrows .... 366-4175
Links Adderly ...... 366-4335
Valentino Lightbourne
Ricky Burrows .... 366-4233
Marsh Harbour
Jody Albury ......... 375-8068
Terrance Davis.... 367-4464
Buddy Pinder.......366-2163
Justin Sands ......367-3526
Danny Sawyer.....367-3577
Jay Sawyer ........367-3941
Man-O-War
David Albury .......365-6059


Crossing Rocks
Tony Russell .......366-3259
Cherokee
Will Sawyer............. 366-2177
Marty Sawyer.......... 366-2115
Noel Lowe ...............366-2107
Randy Sawyer.........366-2284
Casaurina Point
Junior Albury ...........366-3058
Hope Town
Maitland Lowe ........366-0234
North Abaco
O'Donald Mclntosh..477-5037
Pope McKenzie .......477-5894
Orthnell Russell ......365-0125
Alexander Rolle.......365-0120
Edward Rolle ..........365-0024
Green Turtle Cay
Rick Sawyer.............365-4261
Ronnie Sawyer .......365-4070
Jeff Survance ..........365-4040


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


Visitors' Guide
Restaurants Services Transportation


Page 27


Restaurant Guide
Prices $ Low, $$ Moderate, $$$ Upper
(Based on dinner entree range)
+ Picnic tables & restroom only t Provides ride from town
Marsh Harbour
Anglers.........................$$$ ...........367-2158
Blue Marlin .........................$ ........ 367-2002
Curly Tails ......................$$$ .........$$$ .... 367-4444
G ino's .................................$ ........ 367-7272
Golden Grouper ...........$ .............367-2301
Island C afe.........................$ .............367-6444
Jam ie's Place.....................$ ............. 367-2880
Jib Room .........................$$ .............367-2700
Kentucky Fried Chicken............... ...367-2615
Mandarin Chinese.............................. 367-0544
Mangoes ......................$$$ ............. 367-2366
Pinacle ..................... ......$.... .. ....
Pop's Place........................$ .....+....367-3796
Sea Shells .........................$ .............367-4460
Snack Shack .....................$.....+....367-4005
Snappas.............................$ ........ 367-2278
Signatire Sub Sandwiches................ 367-3664
Wallys ..........................$$$ ............. 367-2074
Hope Town
Abaco Inn ...................$$$ .............366-0133
Cap'n Jacks .......................$ ............. 366-0247
Harbour's Edge............... $$.............366-0087
H T Harbour Lodge .......$$$.............366-0095
Munchies ........................... +.. ......366-0423
OnDa Beach .............................. 366-0558
Sea Spray ...................... $$ ..........366-0065
Sugar Shack ......................$.....+....366-0788
Little Harbour
Pete's Pub................................. 366-3503
Lubber's Quarter
C racker P's......................................... 366-3139
Man-O-War
Drop'n Dine..................... 365-6008
Hibiscus Cafe ...........................365-6380
Island Treats Snack Bar................. 365-6501
Guana Cay
Grabbers........................$$$ ............. 365-5133
Nippers .................... $$$ ............365-5143
Orchid Bay .....................$$$.............265-5175
Treasure Cay
Florence's Cafe ................$
Coconuts......................
Harbour Cafe ....................$.............365-8635
Hudson's Delight ......... $ ............365-8648
Spinnaker Restaurant ...$$$.............365-8469
Traveller's Rest .......................... 365-8654
Touch of Class .............$$$ .............365-8195
Green Turtle Cay
Bluff House.....................$$$ .............365-4200
Jolly Roger Bistro.............$$ ............. 365-4200
Green Turtle Club ..........$$$ .............365-4271
Harvey's Island Grill.........$$............. 365-4389
Laura's Kitchen ...............$$.............365-4287
Mclntosh's Restaurant ....$$.............365-4625
Miss Emily's Restaurant.....................365-4181
New Plymouth Inn.............................. 365-4161
Pineapples .................................... 365-4226
Plymouth Rock Cafe ................... 365-4234
Rooster's Rest ................$$...........365-4066
Sundowners ................................... 365-4060
Wrecking Tree Restaurant
Sandy Point
Nancy's .........................
Pete & Gays .................$$$ ............ 366-4119
Rickmon Bonefish Lodge................... 366-4477








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VOLUME 18 NUMBER 13 JULY 1st, 2010


Abaco holds first Maritime Cadet graduation

Maritime industry opens news doors for participants
By Canishka Alexander
The Abaco District of the Bahamas
Maritime Cadet Corps held a graduation
ceremony at Mangoes Restaurant on June
12. Their theme: The Year of the Seafar-
ers.
Jaleesa Russell was the moderator for
the ceremony and called on Timmesha Rus-
,h sell to deliver the welcome address. Ms.
Russell told the audience that they made
the most of all the opportunities offered to
them through the Marine Cadet program.
In February the Abaco Cadets attended the
Bahamas International Maritime Confer-
ence and Trade Show on Grand Bahama
that included a tour of the Grand Bahama
Shipyard.
Capt. Glender Knowles, program co-
ordinator for Abaco and Grand Bahama,
said the program began in 2004 in Nassau.
More than 300 students have completed the
program and another 93 are presently at
university.
The program on Abaco is only one year
old and initially began with 15 students.
The program now boasts more than 23 stu-
The entire class of Maritime Cadets attended the ceremony when five of the group graduated. On the left is Capt. Glender Knowles, dents. This year, five Abaco students re-
coordinator for the program for Abaco and Grand Bahama, and on the right is Rashida Murray, Counsellor at S.C. Bootle High ceived grants to travel to New York.
School who works with the cadets in North Abaco. The Mairtime Cadet Program is for high school students and teaches them about "This is indeed the year of the seafar-
the maritime industry, preparing them for taking courses for a career in shipping. Further training takes place in Canada. The ers as declared by Efthimos Metropolis,
graduates are 12th grade students who received certificates. Also receiving certificates were those completing the Standard Training a Greek Admiral," Capt. Knowles ex-
Certification in Watch Keeping course. The students are from several high school with many from North Abaco. Two Abaco gradu- plained. "What is happening is that they


ate students trained in Canada and have been on extensive trips to different parts of the world. They told of their experiences at the
luncheon at Mangoes Restaurant where the ceremony took place.


Please see Cadets Page 17


These are the top high school students
The month of June was
filled with graduations as
students completed one
phase of their lives ready to
begin the next phase. This
year a total of 149 students
graduated from Abaco's
nine high schools. Abaco
has two government schools
that are the largest with sev-
en private high schools. The
largest high school, Abaco
Central High School, had
53 graduating students while
the smallest, Cyber Learn- Abaco Central High School Cyber Learning Every Child Counts
ing had two. Many of the Shaquille Jones Valedictorian, r. Sidney McIntosh Valedictorian Patrick Darville Valedictorian, 1.
students are hoping to con- Mones Saintil Saluatorian, 1. Eric Mernard Saluatorian, r.
tinue their education while
the majority will be looking
for jobs.
The graduates had a vari-
ety of advice given them, all
giving suggestions of how to
make their lives meaningful.
Abaco Central High
School has a baccalaure-
ate service annually, a final
church service for the grad-
uates to enjoy.


Forest Heights Academy Long Bay School
Evelande Gedeon -Valedictorian, 1. Felicia Leann Albury Valedictorian, 1.
Jessie Haestad Saluatorian. r. Kyndall Murray Saluatorian, r.


S.C. Bootle High School
Anya Mills Valedictorian, 1.
Shavantae Pedican Saluatorian, r.


Please see School
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Page 2 Section B The Abaconian


~~~School News


Abaco Central High no more than 50 percent but warned the with him, explaining that these three small co Central High School class of 2010 took
students that challenges in the world to- words could help resolve disagreements place on June 6th at Dundas Town Church
School's graduation day were great and that they may have to that can lead to fights and even murders. of God. Orchestrated by teacher Michelle
By Mirella Santillo settle for less. "Learn how to limit your Finally, he challenged the parents to rec- Bailey, the church had a full audience of
The graduation ceremony for Abaco expenses. Distance yourselves from us but ognize and praise the achievements of their students, parents, faculty members and of-
Central High School students was held on do not fail to approach us if you need us," children. ficials who had come to share the success
June 11th at New Visions Ministries under were the words of advice she offered the The students of the class of 2010 finally of the students, to wish them well and to
the theme The Future Is Ours. Fifty-three graduates. approached the podium to receive their give them a few words of advice as they
students, 75 percent of the twelfth grade The guest speaker, ACOP Hulan Han- awards presented by Ms. James, Vincent prepare to enter the real world.
students, achieved a passing grade. This na, challenged the students to prove wrong Coakley and some of the teachers. Admin- It was a happy service with many songs
year two boys, Valedictorian Shaquille the saying that "Bahamians were lazy." istrator Cephas Cooper gave Mones Saintil of hope and gratitude performed by teach-
Jones and Salutatorian Mones Saintil re- They must dissipate this myth, he urged. the Salutatorian's cup, and Shaquille Jones er Agatha Simms, often joined by the au-
ceived the highest grades, a feat that made He warned them not to fall in an easy way received the Valedictorian's cup from Dr. dience and graduating students. It was a
Education Superintendent Lenora Black of life but to stay away from drugs and oth- Black. service of praise expressed by Principal
very proud as she always likes to see males er things that might lead them away from Abaco Central's Vanessa James, but especially from Dr.
at the top of the class. The ceremony was their goals. Life is about one task at the Lenora Black, who expressed her pride
perfectly orchestrated with teachers and time, he explained, so if you must, take a Baccalaureate Service that two boys were at the top of their class
graduates making a grand entrance amidst lesser job and use it as a launch pad. He By Mirella Santillo
the applause of the audience. insisted on the power of the sentence "I am The Baccalaureate Service for the Aba- Please see School Page 4
Principal Vanessa James gave the results sorry" and asked the audience to repeat it
of the three goals she set for the school: to
achieve academic and social improvement --
of the students, to create opportunities for
the staff to improve and to develop a part-
nership with the parents and the commun-i- .
ty. Most results were successful, she said, :
as she enumerated the individual achieve- .
ments in each field. She acknowledged the
financial support of the community includ- I
ing the contribution made to the school by
local clubs "to help those in need." She
congratulated the graduates and concluded
that she felt she had reached the goals she
had set for herself when she joined the high
school four years ago.
Dr. Black thanked the parents and rec-
ognized the school's team members for
keeping "their eyes on their goals and
objectives." She praised the students for
achieving such a high percentage of pass- Fifty-three students graduated from Abaco Central High School. Their graduation was held at New Vision Ministries in Marsh Harbour
achieving such a high percentage of pass- June 11.
on June 11.
ing grade when the national average was


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waterviews $125,000 for two.


One Acre 100' Beach $249,000
"All serious offers entertained"


"New" 2.5 acres 325' of
waterfront. $725,000


SOUTH ABACO
Casuarina Point Lots 90 & 91 $45,000 each
B.P.Shores lots 5 & 6 section 4 $30,000 each
Long Beach Lot 247 $57,500
Long Beach Lots 316 & 418 (each) $50,000
Long Beach Lot 31 $125,000
Long Beach Lots 412, 413 & 414 (each) $79,000
Yellow Wood 2/1 Cottage on 1/2 acre $229,000


Long Beach Lots 373 & 374 (each)
Dorros Cove Elbow Cay
Guana Cay Residential Lot
Guana Cay Lot 28B
NORTH ABACO
Bahama Coral Island Lot (REDUCED)
Leisure Lee 4 lots (each)
Joe's Creek Lot 12


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Treasure Cay, Galleon Bay $95,000
MARSH HARBOUR
Sunrise Bay lots from $250,000
Sweetings Village Lot 45 (REDUCED) $47,500
Royal Harbour Lot 26 $279,000
Pelican Shores Harbour Front $1,225,000
"NEW" 8,125 sq. ft. Lot on Stede Bonnet Rd.
Marsh Harbour $78,000
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MIRAMAR WATERFRONT Two side by side
aterfrntlots en the Sea ofAbaco&anaddidorl inland
lot 2 bed 2 bath cottage & a dock.US$870,000.
LaurieSchreiner@SothebysRealty.com


LUBBERS QUARTERS #4516
SUMMIT IMPRESS OUR GUESTS when you entertain
in this spadous. well-appointed home with 360
degree views. Deeded dock slip. US$690,000.
Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com


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LUBBERS QUARTERS #5409 LUBBERS QUARTERS #5284 LUBBERS QUARTERS #49;
SUNSET VIEW 2 bed I bath beachfront HUMMINGBIRD COTTAGE & GARDEN COTTAGE GETAwr-ABACO OCEANCLUBEscapefromit
cottage nestled in the trees with large Two cottages with total 3 bed 2 bath, deeded Cozy I bed I bath cottagewithA/C on the wa
deck and private boat basin. $575,000. dockage and beach across the street.$480,000. Communitydock. Extra lot available $349,00i
Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com LaurieSchreiner@SothebysRealty.com


MAN-O-WAR CAY #5064
ANNE BONNY-WATERFRONT 180ftofthebestharbour
in theAbacos,98ft dock, 1.23 acres;360 degree views;
charming down east 3 bed cottage. US$ ,500,000.
Christopher.Albury@SothebysRealty.com










MARSH HARBOUR #4859
WATERFRONT GREATABACO CLUB #36
Spectacular home,pool &views.4bed4 bath,2,750
sq. ft.with dockage. Open to Offer. $1,599,000.
Bill.Albury@SothebysRealty.com


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MAN-O-WAR CAY #4336
WATERFRONT LOOKOUT HOUSE Stunningviews
overlookingwestern harbour bed I bath main house
with I bed I bath dockhouse ccttage.$1,395,000.
Bill.Albury@SothebysRealty.com


MARSH HARBOUR #5155
WATERFRONT -HIDEAwAY EASTERN SHORES Sea to
sea,l150Cdock&bcatlifMainhousewilh I 2bed I /2
tath,guest quarterswith2bed2bath.US$1,795,000.
Bill.Albury@SothebysRealty.com


NEW OPPORTUNITY
MAN-O-WAR CAY #5628
CREEKSIDE WATERFRONT 115 ft. of frontage,
large protected dock, I bed I bath cottage.
Fantastic harbour views. US$360,000.
Christopher.Albury@SothebysRealty.com


MAN-O-WAR CAY #5353
AURORA COTTAGE Well-built 1,200 sqft
home, 2 bed 2 bath, central A/C. Just
steps from the beach. US$385,000.
ChristopherAlbury@SothebysRealty.com


MARSH HARBOUR #5159 MARSH HARBOUR #5151
SKY VIEW- BEST VIEWS IN ABACO 4 bed, 360 WATERFRONT THE RESIDENCES 5 star high end
degree views, swimming pool, recreation room, 3 bed 3.5 bath at the Abaco Beach Resort and
wrap around covered porches. $1,750,000. the largest marina in the Bahamas. $1,415,000.
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MARSH HARBOUR #5233
WATERFRONT ST.CHARLES PLACE SUNRISE BAY
Stunning 4 bed 4 bath home with direct beach
access and private dock slip. US$2,500,000.
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MARSH HARBOUR #5232
SEAGRAPE WATERFRONT 3 bed 3
bath on Eastern Shores with 2 docks.
boat lifts, swimming pool. US$985,000,
Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com


MARSH HARBOUR #4736
SUNRISE BAY#7 Beautiful 3 bed 3.5 bath home with
pool,dock sip,beachaccess. Very desirable family
neighbourhood. Gated community. $950,000.
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TILLOO CAY #4464
A WENCH'S VIEW WATERFRONT 4 bed
4 bath immaculate retreat with 97' dock.
360 degree ocean views. US$3,500,000.
Laurie Schreiner@SothebysRealtycom

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can you getbrand newconstructionwithviewsforthis
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MARSH HARBOUR #4989
R FANTASY -WATERFRONT GREAT CISTERN
New 4b/3b home with dockage. Gorgeous pool
with sea views. Guest Cottage. US$995,000.
Bill,Albury@SothebysRealty.com


TILLOO CAY #4921
REEL DRAG WATERFRONT FISHERMAN'S
PARADISE Extensive docks & boat lifts. Fabulous
newly built 4 bed 3 bath. US$1,200,000.
Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com


WINDING BAY #5126 & #5127
THE ABACO CLUB World class beach offers
total privacy behind the gates of the unique Ritz
Carlton Club US$1,500,000.- $2,500,000
Bill.Albury@Sothebys Realty.com


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MARSH HARBOUR #5162
WATERFRONT SUR LA MER EASTERN SHORES
2 bed 2 bath plus bonus room & decks. Desirable
neighbourhood. Steps to beach.US$950,000.
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TILLOO CAY #4317
WATERFRONT BEACHWOOD COTTAGE -
Enjoy picturesque sunsets from this cozy
waterfront cottage. US$339,000.
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Also2bed2 bath cottage available.US$250,000.
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Prime area with 55ft dock. US$549,000.
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MARSH HARBOUR #5283
THOMPSON HOUSE BARRACUDA LANE
3 bed 3 bath newly built with modern
kitchen, high end appliances. $492,000.
Bill.Albury@SothebysRealty.com


LUBBERS QUARTERS
#4578 ABACO OCEAN CLUB Lot 17 GorgeousWaterView. $225,000. Laurie Schreiner
#4940 ABACO OCEAN CLUB Lot 18 Steps to water. $180,000. Laurie Schreiner
#4433 ABACO OCEAN CLUB Lot 46 Large waterfront lot. $298,000. Laurie Schreiner
#4193 ABACO OCEAN CLUB Lot 87 Interior lot,high elevation. $99,000. Laurie Schreiner
#4580 ABACO OCEAN CLUB Lot 107 Community dockage. $79,000. Laurie Schreiner
#3947 ABACO OCEAN CLUB Lot 143Apprcimately 11.450 sq.ft. $150,000. BillAlbury
#4606 ABACO OCEAN CLUB Lot 152 NEW PRICE dockage. $119,900. Laurie Schreiner
#5049 LOT 4 EASTVIEW 11,181 sq.ft with designated dock slip. $165,000. Jane Patterson
#4713 NORTH END LOTS 2 & 4 Beachfront. $180,000 each. Laurie Schreiner
#4714 INTERIOR LOTS- 14295 sq.ft. $59,500 -$62,000 each. Laurie Schreiner

TILLOO CAY
#4482 Fabulous Beachfront Lot. Best Beach Location. NEW PRICE $375,000. Stan Sawyer
#4671 SeaViews. high elevation, 1/2 acre. FURTHER REDUCED $135,000. Stan Sawyer
#1836 Tilloo Beach Subdivision Hillside lots shared dock. From $150.000. Laurie Schreiner
#3738 Tilloo Beach Subdivision Lot 10 Beachfront lot. NEW PRICE $270,000. Laurie Schreiner
#4558 Tilloo Beach Subdivsion Lot 22 Waterfront. $335,000. Laurie Schreiner
#5128 Tilloo Beach Subdivision Lot 27 Superior elevation, shared dock $115,000. Kerry Sullivan
#3792 One Waterfront Acre Great elevation, room for dock $290,000. Laurie Schreiner

OTHER CAYS
#4493 GREENTURTLE CAY LeewardYacht Club Lots & house packages. From $275,000.
Stan Sawyer
#4533 GUANA CAY Dolphin Beach Estates. Lot 68 HilltopView. $180,000. BillAlbury
#5121 GUANA CAY Lot 32/32ATwo elevated lots total 23,000 sq.ft. 90 ft of waterfront with a
dock. $500.000. Jane Patterson
#5237 GUANA CAY Paradise Cove -Waterfront, dock plans included. $165,000. Kerry Sullivan

MAINLAND
#4071 BAHAMA PALM SHORES Lot 43 Good residential area. $30.000. BillAlbury
#4632 MARSH HARBOUR High Rocks waterfront lot. High elevation, views. $599k. B. Albury
#4888 TURTLE ROCKS 10AcresWater access,good elevations. $349,000. Lydia Bodamer
#5157 TURTLE ROCKS NEW PRICE- Hill top16.969 sq.ft. $69,900, Lydia Bodamer
#4803 TREASURE CAY Choice Canalfront Lot. $270,000. Stan Sawyer


#5053 GREAT CISTERN 3B/2.5B Sea ofAbacoWaterfront. $1.500/mo.
#5055 EASTERN SHORES 4B/4B with pool & shared dock $4,000/mo.
Lydia.Bodamer@SothebysRealty.com


SEE SECTION A, PAGE 3 FOR HOPE TOWN, ELBOW CAY & SEE SECTION A CENTREFOLD FOR TREASURE CAY, GREEN TURTLE CAY & GUANA CAY


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Page 4 Section B The Abaconian


More School News


School From Page 2
this year.
"Commendations are in order," Dr.
Black said as she proudly announced that
the class of 2010 had more students with
passing grades than the national average.
She urged the students to continue to reach
for the top and challenged them to take
responsibility for their classmates. "Con-
tinue to check each other along the way,"
she advised.
Edison Key, MP for South Abaco, ad-
dressed the graduates briefly but to the
point. "Your role as future leaders of the
country begins today," he reminded them.
"There is a need for nurses, doctor, teach-
ers," he said, "but one of you must make
the House of Assembly." He left them with
these words, "If you want to be happy,
lower your expectations; if you want to be
great, raise them."
The most recommendations came from
Bishop Anthony Campbell, who dedicated
his sermon to the students. He deliberated
on three important words, the first two to
consider as guides for their future: courage
and persistence; the third word, never to
engage into: procrastination. "Procrastina-
tion is the grave in which opportunity is
buried," he warned. "Learn to profit from
the past, but invest in the future and keep
on learning," was his parting advice.
Cyber Learning
Centre Graduation
By Jennifer Hudson
On June 11 Cyber Learning Centre
graduated its two Grade 12 students along
with five Grade 6 students. Being a school


of smaller
numbers the
two gradu-
ations were
held simul-
taneously.
This is the
school's sec-
ond year of
graduations Kyle Pinder pictured here
for Grade and Sidney McIntosh, pic-
12 students tured on page I were the
and the two two graduates of Cyber
graduates Learing.
were Sidney
McIntosh, Valedictorian, and Kyle Pin-
der. Following the presentation of Grade
6 awards by Principal Sharon Greene, the
Grade 12 awards were presented. The two
graduates received plaques denoting the
subjects each had excelled in.
In his Valedictorian's speech, Sidney
noted that he and Kyle had come that far
through hard work and dedication and that
they must face life's journey and its chal-
lenges with endurance and the pursuit of
excellence. In reference to the school's
theme for Commencement 2010 he stated,
"Excellence is a mind set, not an outcome
and is a perpetual desire to surpass prior
achievements. We must make sure that we
don't repeat any mistakes we have made
and must work hard to make our dreams
come true."
Keynote speaker was Simmone Bowe,
Vice President of Human Resources at
Baker's Bay. She also referred to the
theme The Pursuit of Excellence and de-
fined excellence as "a habit, a mind set
and attitude and how we look at life, work
and ourselves." Ms. Bowe told the gradu-


ates that if they are to be successful in big
things, they must develop excellence in
small things and it is something they must
do every day. She warned the graduates
that they will now be competing with the
world and advised, "Our approach to work
is what will set us apart, and we must get
serious if we are to compete. People are
too satisfied with being average." She en-
couraged them to develop a good reputa-
tion as it is better than money. Following
her address, she presented the two Grade
12 graduates with their diplomas.
During the ceremony a group of Cyber
students performed a delightful song selec-
tion accompanied by their music teacher,
Reneiro Ballingbing on his guitar. At the
close of the ceremony Basil Been offered
a moving dedication in song to the gradu-


ates encouraging them, "When you walk
through a storm, hold your head up high."
Every Child Counts
graduation
By Mirella Santillo
Four students, Patrick Darville, Eric
Mernard, Kelvin Hunt and Dorenda Curry,
graduated from Every Child Counts this
year. The Awards Ceremony took place at
St Francis de Sales Church on June 9th in
front of a full audience.
In a moving address to the assembly,
Valedictorian Patrick Darville explained
how he was ready to face the challenges
of the 21st century. He thought the best

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Every Child Counts had four students graduating. Graduates are Kelvin Hunt, Dorenda
Curry, Patrick Darville and Eric Mernard shown with Lyn Major, founder and principal
of the school. The school is for students with special needs who cannot attend a regular
classroom. C, ,,cril more than 100 students attend the school in Marsh Harbour.


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Prestigious Canal Front Development offering
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Prices start at $680,000 + 14%
2. NEW LUXURY WATERFRONT CONDOS
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3. THE COTTAGES
Now the newest oceanfront development
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individual luxury units
Starting at $595,000 + 12% closing
4. BAHAMA BEACH CLUB
Luxury condominium project on Treasure
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Starting at $907,500 Plus 14% closing
5. ROYAL POINCIANA TOWNHOUSES
On-site pool and tennis, newly completed
luxury townhouse units directly on
Treaure Cay each totalling 3 bed/4 1/2
baths plus loft bedroom/den
Ground floor- garage, 2 bed/2 bath with
ocean front patio
First floor open concept living / dining/
kitchen plus master bedroom suite, all
ocean views with patio/ balcony
Loft bedroom/ den with ocean view
MLS $2,075,000 + 7.5% Closing
6. PALM BAY DEVELOPMENT
"Palm Bay" Unit #3 4 bed/ 3/2 bath fully fur
nished Town House with garage and boat
slip with 20' beam. Located at Palm Bay
Development 2,000 +/- sq. ft.
$656,250 EXC + 7.5%

"Palm Bay" Unit #5 Waterfront Townhouse
unit fully furnished. Lower/entry level
2 bed/1 bath with garage. Upper level
master bed with ensuite bath/living/din-
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extras GEO tracker & golf cart, 25' Caro-
lina skiff, 250 HP Evinrude engine
$1,350,000 + 7.5%
Anchorage Estates Multi-family Lots 128'
water front, 22,448 sq. ft. Good investment
Price $474,000 EXC


"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
STORAGE / GARAc-r 1' 6" deep, 11'
8" wide UNDO sale at the low
price CONTRA -.
MARINA VIEW VILLA
Recently completed delightful villa with great
marina view and access. Modern 2 bed/ 2
bath CBS fully furnished home, 1020 sq.
ft. plus porches and garden area. Must see to
appreciate. FGS $479,000 EXC
TREASURE LANDING
Unit #4 Upstairs 3 bed/2bath fully furnished,
direct beach access. Good rental investment
EXC. $334,825 + 7.5%
MARINER'S COVE
Townhouse condos with on- site tennis, heated
pool, office, laundry
Marina view, 2 bed/ 2 bath and unit fully
furnished- storm shutters- good rental
potential $271,500 + 7.5% closing
Marina view, 2 bed/ 1 1/2 bath fully, furnished
including garage plus vehicle. Good rental
potential. EXC $300,000 FGS
ROYAL PALM
Canal front condos with on site tennis and pool
2 bed/ 2 bath lower unit with marina view.
12 ft. boat slip with 12,000 lb. lift. Never
rented. EXC $655,950 FGS
TREASURE HOUSE
Ocean front luxury octagonal units with lagoon/
pool/waterfall. Good rental potential.
Unit #7 Two storey 2 bed/ 2 bath home.
MLS $545,000 + 7.5% closing
BAHAMA BEACH CLUB
Resale condos available in first completed project.
Ready to go. Both units never rented but definite
potential. MUST SEE PROPERTIES.
Downstairs unit 3 bed / 2 bath with den/
optional 4th bed. Completely and tastefully
furnished with many extra features including
garage and Ford Taurus $742,000 + 14%
ATLANTIS
Canal front condo with on-site pool.

"Dolphin House" comfortable, well designed,
fully furnished CBS home has 2 bed / 2 baths
with large kitchen/ living/ dining facing the
deep water canal. Includes dock, a 34' Ribov
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$845,000 + 7.5%


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


OCEAN VILLA SUBDIVISION
Just Listed by Original Owner
2 bed/ 2 bath villa facing garden and pool
area. Tropical privacy hedge offers real home
atmosphere. Steps from the beach. Fully fur
nished. Many special features
EXC $368,875 + 7.5%
Second row beach :'" cean access.
Great view. -'T any special
features. ML CONTs0 '_.. $460,000 FGS
GALLEON BAY ESTATES
"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$1,725,000 + 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 $1,999,000 + 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 $755,000 + 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 overlook
ing the garden. Ground level has an extra
large garage/ workshop with lots of storage.
EXC. $996,300 FGS
POTENTIAL DEVELOPMENT PROPERTY
6.667 acres on the highway between Treasure
Cay Resort and Treasure Cay airport. Running
from highway north to the sea of Abaco. 180'
on water front and 165' roadside, 1500' road
to water. Prime property that can be subdivid
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subdivided into lots, commercial and resident
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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 $350,000 FGS
Rock Point Waterfront, bulkheaded
Beginning at $430,000 FGS
Golf Course / Interior
Beginning at $60,000 FGS


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More School News

School From Page 4 All students who attend ECC are aware Forest Heights embraces when they leave the school, they should
Schol Fm Pe 4 of a "stigma" attached to addending such be proud of this accomplishment. In the
qualities to prepare for the new world's a school, but they deal with it with pride theme No Boundaries future, he wants to hear only good things
changes were honesty, assuming respon- and self-assurance, knowing that they are By Samantha V. Evans about them. When things do not work
sibilities and leaving positive trails. He loved by their families and by all the peo- Twenty-two proud seniors of Forest out the way they planned or they are pre-
mentioned taking the BJC examination, ple who support the school. One student Heights Academy marched down the aisles sented with obstacles, they should always
introduced for the first time in the school, who graduated two years ago, Michael of New Vision Ministries on June 16th remember their theme No Boundaries and
a step towards independence. With tearing Johnson, took the podium to congratulate to receive their high school diplomas and not let life limit what they can do.
eyes, he thanked Lyn and Truman Major, the graduates and give them words of en- awards. The program was short yet encom- The guest speaker for this commence-
his teacher Marsden Lawley for teaching couragement. His remarks had people go- passing all of the relevant persons who had ment exercise was Chovez McBride, Di-
him that "hard work pays off," his grand- ing from tears to laughter as he commented advice or encouragement for the graduates. rector of Sales and Marketing at Baker's
mother and his mother. on his life after leaving the school, remarks Principal Jim Richard told the students Bay. He quoted an old adage coined by
Lyn Major, the school's founder and di- that proclaimed his self-assurance. "ECC that 12 years ago they began their formal the American Negro College Fund which
rector, defined the philosophy of the school has given us the opportunity to show our education, now they have come to the end states that the mind is a terrible thing to
which was not only to teach the students as abilities" he maintained. He intends to be of this road as many of them are dating, waste and told the graduates that this say-
many skills as they could master, but also going back to school in the near future. can pack their own lunch and are even ing still holds true today. His message
to help them realize their potential as indi- The Hon. Desmond Bannister, Minister driving. He added that soon a great num- to the graduates was that their theme No
viduals by developing their self-assurance. of Education, congratulated the graduates ber of them will be packing for college. He
She went over the achievements of the stu- and offered apologies of the Prime Min- stated that he is very proud of their suc- School From Page 8
dents during this academic year, achieve- sister for not being able to attend. "How- cesses. Graduation is a major milestone so
ments in sports, when 30 of them partici- ever, I wanted to be here," he said. He
pated in the Special Olympics in Nassau saluted Lyn and Truman Major and con-
and two of them in Puerto Rico; achieve- gratulated them on their accomplishment.
ments in self-discipline as she proudly He commented on the name of the school,
stated that 20 students had been on the Every Child Counts and how appropriate it
Platinum Behavior list and achievements in was. "Keep your heads up," he advised the
social skills as she mentioned the another graduates, "and remember that you went to
20 students who had been working in lo- a school where you received love and pa-
cal businesses throughout the year. She tience." He commented on the community
announced the building of a "workshop" efforts that continue to support the school.
to accommodate the growing needs of the The audience applauded when he men-
school. The workshop should be ready tioned having taken a stand in Parliament
for the beginning of school in September for grants to independent schools and
with the help of volunteers from the U.S. promised that he would make sure ECC
who will work during the Summer. She received financial assistance in the coming
acknowledged the people in the commu- year.
nity who had supported the school through After a performance by a group of
donations and volunteering, especially this mimes, Mr. Bannaster was invited to pres-
year, Mary Gottlieb, who coached the stu- ent the awards to the graduates. The 22 graduates of Forest Heights Academy received their diplomas on June 16 at New
dents preparing for the BJC. Vision Ministries. The guest speaker for this occasion was Chovez McBride.


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Great Cistern Duplex #277 One 3
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Triplex #813 One 3 bed, 2 bath,
and two 2 bed 1 bath apartments
$424,000 gross


Great Busin ess Opportunity#5O6A
restaurant that is ready to gowith sea
views. REDUCED $424,000,


Marsh Harbour #790 Vacant
lot enclosed and gated. $139,200 gross


Triplex in Great Cistern #902Two2
bedroom ,1 bath & one 1 bedroom, 1
bath, REDUCED $315,000 gross


NEW LISTING Marsh Harbour
Duplex #1028 two 2 bedroom one
bath on huge lot, REEDUCED$395,000


DundasTown House and Duplex
#786 & 784 Two 2 bedroom 1 bath
apartments and a 2 bed 1 bath home
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Murphy Town Triplex #009 three
two bedroom one bathroom apts,
$295,000


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


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


Three Unit Town House #711
Three 2 bed, 1 bath w/ocean view.
13,690sq. ft, lot $320,000


Marsh Harbour #1079 Commercial
building w/2 units off Don MacKay
blvd$325,000 gross


NEW BUSTING Marsh Harbour
#1093 5 bed, 3 bath Home on large
property $750,000 gross





NEW LISTING Duplex in Central
Pines #903 One 3 bedroom 2 bath-
room and a 2 bedroom 1 bath apt
REDUCED $241,875 gross


murpny iown inrpiex uilL Inee
one bedroom one bathroom apts
$160,000


Forest Drive Quadraplex #829
Two 2 bed,1 bath aptsandtwo1 bed,
1 bath apts. $365,000 gross


Murphy town Apartment #004
two 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom apts.
$160,500


DundasTown Duplex #1094 Iwo 2
bed, 1 bath apts $281,250 gross


NEW LISTING Duplex Central
Pines #79 two 2 bed, 2 bath apts,
beautifully landscaped. New building
$293,800 gross


Duplex in Central Pines #1092Two
2 bed, 1 bath apartments $281,250
Gross


Home Off Forest Drive #778 3 bed
2 bath homeon lot 90x131 ready to
move in. $190,400 gross


Forest Drive Murphy Town Duplex
#810 two 2 bd rm, 2 bth fully fur-
nished. NEW PRICE $268,800 gross


Murphy Town #387, 2 bed, 2 bath
home with an attached 1 bed 1 bath
apt $258,277 gross


Duplex in Marsh Harbour#275 two
2 bed, 1 bath apartments $156,600
gross


Duplex#0713&0715 2bedroom,1 bathand bedroom,
1 bath house in Dundas Town $260,000
Two lots 84ft. x 100 ft. near Treasure Cay, one
mile northwest of Treasure Cay School. $49,500 each
Reduced oceanfront lot onTillooCayw/beachaccess
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Bahama Coral Islandfourlots priced at $22800,
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Off Forest Drive lot with Foundation for a 2br/2bth
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Bahama Coral island lot size 10,066 sq ft corner lot
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Bahama Coral Island lot size 10,330 sq ft with foun-
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41otsin Murphy Town, waterview,a cross fromAba co
Blockand Concrete, commercial. Sold separately lots
$48,614 each, 1 at $48,730
TreasureCay Rock Point vacantwaterfront lots
406,000 gross


Treasure Cay Golf Course lot $63,250
New Listing Lot in Great Cistern on main road
11,237 sq ft, perfect for a homesite 81.38 feet on road
and 136.53 depth $75,000 gross
New Listing Two Lots in DundasTown Front Street
one 13,999 sq ft. Price $43,096 gross; one 13911 sq ft
Price $42,845 gross
Eleuthera northeast nearSavannah Sound 20
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New Listing One half of a Duplex 1075 2br 2bth
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New Listing Duplex inCoopersTown #1076 on main
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Turtle Rocks#1077 Vacant lot Near half acre $59,000
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Private Island #1078 1.4 acre less than five hundred
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More School News


School From Page 6
boundaries needed some clarification as life
brings with it challenges and tribulations,
but they must remain law abiding citizens.
Besides this he stated other boundaries or
limitations are made up in their head. He
told them to remember that old adage as a
man thinketh, so he will surely become.
He encouraged the graduates to not let any-
thing hinder them from their dreams. Fi-
nally, he told them not to be afraid to work
as when they work hard they can achieve
a lot. They must focus on those things that
they want to pursue and not allow life's
distractions to take them of course.
Shane Cash, one of their teachers, gave
them some very sound advice. As a former


student himself, now teacher of the school,
he gave them a clear view of what types
of things he encountered as he began his
pursuit. He told them that they do not call
it the real world for nothing. He advised
them to remember the following: always
be positive regardless of the difficulty of a
situation, deal with diversity the right way,
be the best at whatever career they chose,
and refrain from having a bad attitude. He
wished them all well and thanked them for
the many lessons he learned while with
them.
The valedictorian, Evelande Gedeon,
that she was a very shy student. At the time
she didn't see it as a boundary but decided
to break out of her cocoon. When she did,
she made great friends. She accomplished


The eight graduates of Long Bay School celebrated their accomplishment on June 10 in a
ceremony held at the school in Dundas Town. They are shown with Principal Jacqueline
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a goal that will change her life forever. She
encouraged her fellow graduates to remain
steadfast and follow dreams.
All of the graduates received their awards
and diplomas. Those students to make the
principal's list were Amy Mackay, Aus-
tin Koepp, Jessie Haestad (salutatorian),
and Evelande Gedeon. Chamon McIntosh
made the honor roll and the most improved
student for the entire school was Chelsea
Albury. The graduating class presented the
school with new audio equipment.
Eight Graduate from
Long Bay School
By Samantha V. Evans
Soaring towards Excellence was the
theme chosen for Long Bay School's 2010
commencement exercise held at the school
on June 10.
Principal Jacqueline Collie gave the
graduates advice for their lives ahead and
reminisced upon her fondest memories of
each of the students. She spoke of the high
ambitions of the graduates and gave each
of them words of encouragement from
great men and women of the past and pres-
ent to steer them in the right direction.
The salutatorian, Kyndall Murray,
spoke of how the love, support and encour-
agement given to him by his parents who
made him able to believe in himself. He is
pleased that he has always had good char-


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Royal Palm 2301 2 Bed, 2 Bath newly renovated
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acter and was never one who was drawn to
negative peer pressure.
An emotional valedictorian, Felicia
Leann Albury, gave a speech that spoke
of her experiences at Long Bay School.
She had fond memories of her classmates
and stated that their bond will last forever.
Tears flowed as she expressed her grati-
tude to her mother for her undying love
and support of her.
The speaker for this commencement
was Simmone Bowe, who told the gradu-
ates that as they pursue their goals and am-
bitions, they should remember that many
great men and women of the future expe-
rienced failure before they tasted success.
The students received their trophies and
certificates of award for an excellent year
of academics. All of the students performed
extremely well. The students making the
silver honor roll were Zyndall Murray,
Crystal Levarity, Nikia Edgecombe and
Lakera Swain. Felicia Albury was the only
one to make the gold honor roll who made
the highest grade point average award. All
of the students received a merit award and
various subject awards.
The eight 2010 graduates of Long Bay
School are: Felicia Leann Albury, Nikia
Edgecombe, Sherman Kemp, Crystal Le-
varity, Shaquille McKenzie, Gentry Mor-

Please see School Page 9


Royal Palm 2380 2 Bed, 2 Bath lower unit on
Brigantine Bay canal with large 16' wide boatslip.
$350,000 NEW PRICE
Mariner's Cove 1510 Town House, 2 Bed, 1.5 Bath,
professionally decorated with beautiful marina view.
$279,500
Mariner's Cove 1509 Town House, 2 Bed, 1.5 Bath,
direct harborview in desirable 1500 building. Fully fur-
nished, includes garage. $259,000 NEW PRICE
Mariner's Cove 1106 Townhouse, 2 Bed, 1 Bath,
end unit with marina views. $249,500
Beach Villa 648 Recently renovated 2 Bed, 2 Bath
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NEW PRICE
Paradise Found 2 Story, 6 Bed, 3 Bath Canalfront
home on Galleon Baywith dock and tiki hut. $578,000
SOLD
Lot 8 Block 198 Brigantine canal homesite with
90 ft. of seawall in Treasure Cay's most protected canal.
Choice water views. $287,000
Lot 21, Block 200 Waterfront homesite on Gal-
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Abaco. Already cleared with newly installed sea wall.
$490,000
Lot 94 Block 199 19,450 sq. ft. canalfront home-
site already cleared on Galleon Bay Rd with 94'of new
seawall. Sea of Abaco views. $320,000
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ris Jr., Zyndall Murray and Lakera Swain.
Before the graduation ended, Pastor Des-
mond Sturrup prayed for the graduates.
S.C.Bootle graduation
focuses on success
By Canishka Alexander
June 18 marked a memorable occasion
in the lives of the 2010 graduates of S.C.
Bootle High School as they triumphantly
marched down the aisles of Faith Walk
Church of God in Cooper's Town during
their graduation exercise.
Dr. Lenora Black, District Superinten-
dent, encouraged the students to believe in
themselves in order to find success in their
future endeavours.
The same sentiment was echoed by Huel
Moss. Jr., during his principal's report.
Although the students lacked the number
of teachers they required during the 2009-
2010 school year, they were able to beat
the odds. His formula for success included
a commitment to God, high moral values
and strong family values. He particularly
thanked his staff at S.C. Bootle, whom he
acknowledged were the students' driving
force.
Shavantae Pedican, told students during
her salutatorian's address that they would
not have made it so far without the support
of each other, the dedication of parents
and teachers and, most importantly, the
grace of God.
Before the keynote address was deliv-
ered by Kenneth Romer, the graduating


class entertained the audience with a musi-
cal selection. Romer's speech fed on their
theme Success has no limits." He told the
graduates that their graduation signified
a beginning and not an end. However, to
become successful, he informed them that
success and failure do not walk together.
He explained that there are several factors
that limit success: past failures, present
successes and future plans.
Head girl Timmesha Russell motivated
them with a poem she had written called
"I made it regardless." She had lost her
mother as a little girl and had faced many
obstacles throughout her lifelong journey,
but as her poem illustrated, she made it.
She was awarded the L.A. Meister Award
for her athletic and academic contributions
to the school.
Several attendees were called on to as-
sist with the presentation of the awards.
The principal's award was kept as a sur-
prise, but it was soon revealed during the
ceremony. Fredericka McIntosh, deputy
head girl, was the recipient of the award.
Anya Mills, valedictorian, was anxious
to deliver her address as she looked out
over the audience with a dimpled smile.
During the past six years, S.C. Boo-
tle High has played an instrumental role
in shaping them into the young men and
women they are today. She recognized her
teachers, whom she said she was fortunate
to have because they are some of the most
special teachers in the world. She thanked
her parents and grandparents for their con-
tinuous support.
Special thanks went to Treasure Cay


The twenty-eight proud graduates of S. C. Bootle High School were happy on June 18 as
they graduated, ready to begin the next stage of their lives. Their ceremony was held at
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was decided that Tirshatha should be the
one since the Spanish teacher at her school
is from Mexico and will be spending the
summer there," stated Ms. Dawkins.
Sherlycia is not concerned about being
away from home in a foreign country for
so long as she says that she spent some
time last summer taking a course at a Uni-
versity in Florida which has prepared her
for it. The other three students, while very
excited about the trip, all confess that they
are a little anxious about being away from
home in a foreign country.
All four cadets and their parents attend-
ed a meeting on June 12 during which Ms.


Dawkins, who will be their chaperone in
Costa Rica, prepared them for their trip,
informing them what will be expected of
them and giving much helpful advice. The
cadets were informed about differing cus-
toms in the countries they will be visiting
and told to respect these differences. They
were given a detailed talk on manners and
behaviour.
In order to prepare them for their month
abroad, the cadets have already completed
Phases 1 and 2 of their language experi-
ence. The first was Language in Action
during which they took part in many ac-
tivities all entirely in Spanish. This phase
climaxed in a poster competition in Nassau
in which they competed against all of the


cadets there and Sherlycia placed first and
Kyvonne place third. The second phase
involved work experience, and all of the
students enjoyed their experiences working
with tourism-oriented businesses. Sherly-
cia was especially fortunate at Baker's Bay
as she worked in the culinary department
along with a pastry chef from Costa Rica,
so was able to practice her Spanish-speak-
ing skills daily.
The month abroad constitutes Phase3 of
the programme and provides a total im-
mersion experience in the language. While
abroad, the students must speak entirely
in Spanish, not only during classes but the
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By Samantha V. Evans
An awards ceremony was held at St.
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grade six and twelve students of St. Fran-
cis de Sales Catholic School on June 2nd.
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cock told them that the spiny lobster is in
need protection as a lot of them are being
lost in the mangroves due to development,
destruction of the mangroves or are eaten
by predators of the sea. Even though we all
love the Nassau Grouper, it is one of the
predators that is eating the crawfish. The
students were entertained by the crawfish
mascot from Friends which was great. The
song Size Matters played while he danced
through the crowd.
At the end of this all of the clubbers
received their certificates, badges, and
sashes. The award for model club mem-
bers with perfect attendance went to Des-
tiny Seymour and Jalecia Strachan who are
Guardians. The remaining Guardians are
Steven Jones, Sancha Francois, Eustace
Sturrup, Ginelle Longley, Tyeisha McK-
inney and Kadesha Canton. Three of the
Guardians were absent. The Explorers


were Earelle Reckley, Antonyah Mackay
and Twanesha Lightbourn. Club leader
Anastacia Dawkins was presented with a
projector for the school for the club plac-
ing second in the Earth Day 2010 competi-
tion. The brain child behind the massive
crawfish display was club assistant leader
Donnica Mackay.
Schools join in Pre-
Independence Service
By Samantha V. Evans
On June 9th the Department of Educa-
tion Abaco held a Pre-Independence Day
Service at Central Abaco Primary School
with the theme One God, One People, One
Bahamas. Students from schools of all dis-
tricts were in attendance and took part in
the service. As the program got underway,
the songs, dances and tributes all focused
on the students showing pride for their be-
loved Bahamaland.
Education Supt. Dr. Lenora Black spoke


proudly as a Bahamian as she told the stu-
dents that this land belongs to all of us.
Even though she began her education at a
school in Murphy Town, she had to leave
so that she could better her life. She ended
up taking on the responsibility of a family
and raising children and so too the Baha-
mas had to grow and go through changes
as well. The changes were so profound;
she explained that the Bahamas is now an
independent nation.
The Bahamas can celebrate its indepen-
dence every year on July 10th as a result
of that grand event that took place on July
10th, 1973. Every citizen is entitled to the
benefits and privileges associated with the


Bahamas being an independent nation.
Senior Administrator Cooper commend-
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can take care of the country by not litter-
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desks and school property. They can treat
each other with respect and they can sing
the national anthem without scratching or
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fidgeting. As the theme states One God,
One People, One Bahamas, they must re-
member to work together and live in love
and unity.
The guest speaker was Pastor Deion
Gibson from First Assembly Church in
Marsh Harbour. The Bahamas has ac-
complished much, he explained, therefore,
Independence is celebrated every year to
remember this great accomplishment. He
told the kids that he does not want the Ba-
hamas to become like many other countries
that are dirty and have black sand on their
beaches so it is important that they renew
their commitment to things Bahamian. He
pleaded with them to take time to learn
about Bahamian artists and things unique
to the Bahamas. Additionally, he asked
them to renew their commitment to God
and to keep The Bahamas clean to protect
our number one industry Tourism. Be-
fore ending, he prayed a prayer of com-
mitment with the students as a reminder
to hold the Bahamas in high esteem. The
service ended with Bahamian music being
played and dancing in the assembly area.
US Embassy officer
speaks with students
By Samantha V. Evans
The U.S. Embassy's Economic Officer,
Brooke Moppert, accompanied by Abaco's
Superintendent, Dr. Lenora Black, and
Felemease Sawyer, Education Officer for
Primary Schools, visited Central Abaco
Primary School on June 17th. Ms. Mop-
pert, who is Executive Assistant Director
at the Embassy, was on Abaco to assess the


economic situation.
Additionally, since one of the platforms
of the U.S. Ambassador is reading, Ms.
Moppert read to the students of Central
Abaco Primary and spoke to them about
the benefits of them being able to read. She
told them that reading is the key to a big-
ger and brighter future. When a person can
read, that person can pursue any dream he
or she has.
After she spoke to the students about
reading, she read some of the book Bridge
to Terabitia. She asked them to tell her
about the moral of the study which, accord-
ing to Kadesha Canton, had two morals: the
power of friendship and building courage.
Ms. Moppert was very impressed with the
maturity and intelligence of the students.
She asked them what careers they want
to pursue and the kids told her. She told
them that they have big dreams so it is im-
portant that they not allow anything to stop
them from achieving them. Before leav-
ing, the students asked her questions about
the U.S. Embassy and applying for a visa
which she graciously answered.
National Report
Card Day
The Department of Education Abaco
District declared that national report card
day would be on June 24 at all government
schools. Parents/guardians were invited
to visit schools to discuss their children's
progress with teachers concerned and col-
lect report cards for the summer term.
If parents were unable to to meet with
school officials on that day, they will have
to contact the officials to set up alternate
arrangements.


Family Island students dominate
national speech competition
History was made at the 9th Annual Texaco Speech Competition on May 1 in Nas-
sau. Family Islanders, a young man and two young women, won the top three prize
from a field that included 29 tough competitors from nine Bahamian islands.
Eleventh grader Valtio Cooper from
North Andros walked away with the first
prize, with Michelle Greene of San Sal-
vador in second place, followed by Jen- Enerqy,
nisan Enriquez of Forest Heights Acad- e y
my in third place. The Family Island -erill
trio took home trophies and scholarship ex'"'"'r,
prizes of $10,000, $6,000 and $3,000,
respectively. They and the other partici-
pants received a number of gifts and op- e
ortunities, including meetings with the
country's leaders, the Governor-General X I-
and the Prime Minister.
The 2010 competitors represented
ten high schools in New Providence and Jennisan Enriquez of Forest Heights
high schools on Abaco, Andros, Cat Is- Academy made her mark in the Texaco
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S.C. Bootle receives,
gives donations
By Canishka Alexander
Recently, the Agriculture Department of
S.C. Bootie High School was the recipient
of some much needed tools. The timely do-
nation was made by Ellen Kuhnle of Trea-
sure Cay and included wheelbarrows, cut-
lasses, rakes, hoes and hoses. The tools will
assist with the preparation and maintenance
of the vegetable plots maintained by the
students. Mr. Lyndon Scott, Agriculture
teacher at the school, as well as the admin-
istration, staff and students were thankful to
Mrs. Kuhnle for her donation to the school.
Earlier in the year, Francis Francois,
a grade 9 student from S.C. Bootle, lost
her home in Sand Banks when a fire swept
through the Haitian community. According to
Principal Huel Moss, students and staff col-
lected funds to assist her
and her family, and the
donation was presented
to her mother, Mary
Noel-Francois by Moss.
The time came again
for the school to pull
together when another
student of S.C. Bootle
lost her home to a re-
cent fire in Cooper's
Town. The school as-
sisted Melverne Coo-
per and her daughter
Whitney. Vice Princi- S.C. Bootle stude
pal, Sabrina Russell, housefire. Vice i
presented the donation Cooper and her
to them to assist them as a token of as
during this time of need.
need.


'nts and staff raised money for the victims of a
Principal Sabrina Russell presented Melverne
daughter, Wiiiryv, with funds they collected
distance in helping them during this time of


to help them
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fessional career, and benefit from a strong
focus on college admissions. This expe-
rience will prove most advantageous as
these students aspire to attend college and
make a profound impact on the communi-
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the Baker's Bay Club and the University
of Miami also came to an end last year,
and Dr. Kathleen Sullivan-Sealey, the ma-
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management programme, was in Marsh
Harbour earlier this year. She discussed
the five years of work that has been billed
as the first "case study on sustainable tour-
ism" in the Bahamas.
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was launched in 2004 by a California-
based developer on 585 acres of mostly
private land on the northern third of Guana
Cay. Like all such projects it has been af-
fected by the global economic downturn,
but the 165-slip marina and adjacent "vil-
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for an environmental management pro-
gramme aimed at mitigating disturbed ar-
eas and protecting important ecosystems
while monitoring the overall development
process.
The work began with baseline studies of
the site and near shore waters in 2004 and
included the removal of invasive species,
the restoration of coastal dunes, the inte-
gration of advanced infrastructure projects
and the preservation of native vegetation.
The total cost of the environmental pro-
gramme itself was almost a million dollars
over the life of the contract, while mitiga-
tion and infrastructure costs totalled over
$10 million.
In fact, despite the often bad press it
has received over the years, Baker's Bay
is the only development in The Bahamas
with full-time professionals responsible for
active environmental management and EIA
compliance Bahamian marine biologist
Livingstone Marshall is a vice president.
According to Dr. Sealey, the UM con-
tract was a unique partnership between a
private development company and academ-
ic scientists, with one of the biggest pluses
being "the training and exposure of Col-
lege of The Bahamas students to the reali-
ties of development."
Born in Missouri, Dr. Sealey's interest
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trips turned into illustrated discussions of
the environmental future of the Keys and
South Florida," she recalled.
"In 1984 I was appointed to the faculty
of the University of Miami and by that
time the Keys had undergone rapid dredge-
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underway on how to control the valuable
real estate and tourism industries. The is-
lands of The Bahamas are now faced with
the same rapid development and expansion
seen in the Florida Keys in the 1960s and
70s."
In 2002 she began leading a 10-year
study on the coastal ecology of The Baha-
mas sponsored by the Earthwatch Institute,
an international environmental charity that
engages student volunteers in field research
and education. The focus of this work has
been to understand how natural vegetation
protects coastlines, and how pollution af-
fects nearshore waters and fisheries. The
Guana Cay research represents one small
piece of this giant puzzle.
"In 2004 I was asked to look at the
Baker's Bay site and see how to keep the
ecology intact throughout the development
process," she said. "The idea was to docu-
ment best practices in sustainable develop-
ment, and it was exciting to have develop-
ers actually talking and listening to me. I
looked at projects all over The Bahamas to
see what works and what doesn't. I wanted


to learn why developers do things that are
so destructive to the environment, and I
wanted to set measurable environmental
goals that they could follow."
The research began with a rapid eco-
logical assessment to get a good charac-
terisation of the site prior to development.
Experts from the Antiquities, Monuments
& Museums Corporation conducted a his-
torical/archaeological survey of the prop-
erty while a team from Florida's Fairchild
Tropical Garden undertook an inventory of
plants and set up a protected plant man-
agement programme. Rather than bring in
new stock from Florida, native plants were
cultivated for landscaping and coastal res-
toration from cuttings taken on the island.
On the marine side, scientists monitored
water quality before, during and after con-
struction of the marina to generate the data
needed to meet Blue Flag environmental
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Baker's Bay From Page 74
areas and seeded with transplanted cor-
als. Over 90 acres of casuarina trees were
removed from the shoreline and mulched
so that the developers could recreate natu-
ral Bahamian dunes planted with locally
grown sea oats. And scores of diseased
wild cats were trapped and euthanised.
Coastal setbacks were established for
each type of shoreline on the site along
with buffer zones where no building is al-
lowed. At least 20 feet of natural vegeta-
tion was reserved between lots and along
roads. And homeowners are required to
use xeroscaping and native plants to con-
serve fresh water resources.
In addition, two large nature preserves
were established to protect mangrove areas
along with a turtle nest monitoring pro-
gramme that reports directly to the Depart-
ment of Marine Resources. More than 150
checkpoints were set up throughout the site


to monitor environmental impacts as the
development progressed.
On the minus side, Dr. Sealey cited
the general lack of science literacy among
employers, staff and customers as a big
problem. "We conducted employee train-
ing and public outreach programmes, but
these need to be very aggressive in order
to get environmental principles across.
There was also inadequate policing of sub-
contractors for environmental compliance
and almost no government oversight of the
project we don't even know if the BEST
Commission read our reports."
Arguing that projects like Baker's Bay
should put environmental management on
the same level as marketing, she estimated
that 17-20 per cent of total project invest-
ment should be devoted to environmental
programmes.
"Turbidity from dredging was a big chal-
lenge, and it was a constant battle to ensure
that sediment curtains were in place," she


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Baker's Bay had a five-year contract for an environmental management program that
monitored its impact on the environment, insisting on many methods that preserved the
environment, protecting both the land and sea. The monitoring contract finished late
last year and indicated that there was very little negative effect on the environment. This
picture is of the marina that opened the end of last year.


said. "Fourteen-foot-wide roads needed 70
feet cleared for infrastructure installation.
The sheer rate of development was unex-
pected for us, and equipment always wins
on a fast-paced development site. Plans
change and there is no such thing as a per-
fect development. But the important thing
is how you monitor practices."
In short, as with most things in life, the
road to hell is paved with good intentions
and the devil is in the details. The main
conclusion we can draw from the experi-
ence at Baker's Bay is that the EIA process
can and should be advanced from a static
exercise to an ongoing monitoring process
in order to achieve key environmental and
resource management goals.
It is ironic that the Baker's Bay project
invested so heavily in this groundbreaking
environmental management programme
while the government's $105 million heavy
fuel oil power plant under construction
nearby at Wilson City on Abaco proceeded
with little consultation or thought and has
been under sustained attack from some citi-


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responsible.
The new power plant was, in fact, prom-
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and Winding Bay resorts by the Christie
administration years ago to meet Abaco's
rising electricity demand, but critics say it
will be a pollution nightmare.
"The Baker's Bay project clearly shows
how long-term planning, up-front re-
sources and an in-depth understanding of
tropical island environments are required
for environmentally responsible develop-
ment," Dr. Sealey wrote in the 2009 edi-
tion of the Journal of Sustainable Tourism.
"The benefits (stabilising the shoreline,
reducing pollution and protecting biodiver-
sity) will support the long-term viability of
a tourism project."
Success depends on three key planks,
she says: promoting better understanding
of environmental issues, convincing poli-
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Page 16 Section B The Abaconian


Fun at Camp Abaco will soon begin


By Jennifer Hudson
It is Camp Abaco time again and this
means lots of good Christian fun for boys
and girls from the ages of 7 years to 19
years. Literally thousands of young people
have not only enjoyed the fun but have also
had their lives transformed by the Camp
Abaco experience.
Each year there are three camps to cater
to different age groups and this year these
camps will run as follows:


By Jennifer Hudson
Terranise Taylor, a 9th grade student
of S.C. Bootle High School, and Sheldon
Martin, an 11th grade student of Long Bay
school, were winners of the Camp Abaco
T-shirt design and motto contests spon-
sored by Robert Crichton, a benefactor
of Camp Abaco. An invitation went to all
high schools and to young people generally
via Bahamas Christian Network inviting
students to participate in designing a motto
and a logo which would truly convey the
spirit of Camp Abaco.
Terranise Taylor came up with the
motto Connecting Our Youth in Christian
Unity which will also be printed on the T
shirts. "I hope these T shirts will promote
a feeling of togetherness and connection
for all the campers," stated Mr. Crichton
who presented Terrenise with a cheque for
$400.
The winner of the artistic design was
Sheldon Martin, who incorporated Adven-
ture of a Lifetime into his design. He was
unable to attend the presentation ceremony


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Intermediate 10-12 years July 12-17 $115
Teen Camp 13-19 year July 19-24 $125
Application forms can be obtained in
Marsh Harbour from The Paint Place, Ab-
aco Shoe Gallery and the Post Office, all in
Marsh Harbour and in Treasure Cay from
the Full Gospel Assembly Church of God.
Pastor Stafford Symonette, camp orga-
nizer, has been busily preparing for many
months and says, "This year we are ex-


as he was off island. He will received a
cheque in the same amount to Terranise on
his return.
Terranise thanked Mr. Crichton and the
Footprints Foundation and impressed ev-
eryone by saying that she intends to save
the money. When asked how she came up
with the winning motto, she said that she
heard about the competition at Camp Aba-
co last year and that it was not really hard
to come up with the motto as she just asked
herself "what does Camp Abaco do?"
"We come together for fun, it is Chris-
tian based and promotes Christian unity,"
she determined. Last year was Terrenise's
first time at Camp Abaco as she had just
come to live on Abaco. "I cannot wait for
camp again this year and will attend every
year until I am 19. Then I hope to become
a counselor," she said. When asked what
is so special to her about Camp Abaco, she
replied, "They give you encouragement.
It is very hard to be a Christian teenager
these days, but they listen to your prob-
lems, help you and give guidance."


pecting a very exciting camp and several
different things will take place this year.
We have a very good sponsor in the person
of Robert Crichton, who is buying into our
God-given vision so that young people can
be all that they can be. Last year he donat-
ed a beautiful Hobie Cat and this year he
has decided that he wants all campers to re-


ceive a complimentary
T-shirt and launched a
contest for a design and
a motto."
Mr. Crichton has
been coming to Abaco
for the past 20 years
and resides most of
the year in Treasure
Cay. He and his wife,
Normaine, are trust-
ees of a family charity
called the Footprints
Foundation and have
been involved in help-
ing Camp Abaco for
the past two years.
"We like to help with
educational projects
worldwide and feel that
Camp Abaco is one of
the most worthwhile
causes," he stated. His
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is the Bahamas Agricultural and Industrial
Corporation (BAIC) which has promised
to provide an agriculture instructor for all
three camps. "It will be Agriculture 101
for the Juniors and Intermediates as they
will just have it for one week but the Teens
will have Agriculture 101 and 102 as
theirs will cover two weeks," stated Pas-
tor Symonette. "Agribusiness is the way
forward, and we are bringing in Brother
Lennie Etienne, one of our best experts,
to give the young people a basic idea about
agriculture."
Since the class can only hold so many,
when the teens register, they will have to
decide if they would like to be a part of the
agriculture programme. If they sign up for
it the two-week agri programme, they will


take their first week of the course along
with the intermediates and will receive
their second week of camp free. Handi-
crafts will also be taught and Junior Hutch-
kins from Treasure Cay will show how to
make many coconut shell crafts including
jewelry.
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year's camp as campers will have the use
of the Hobie Cat donated by Mr. Crichton,
a Sunfish donated by Frederick Gottlieb
and several canoes and paddle boats. It is
hoped to have a sailing instructor on hand
to teach the kids the skill of sailing.
Pastor Symonette added that in addition
to sponsors, instructors and counselors, "I
will be there and Jesus will be there so it
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Shockingly, piracy is still a major prob-
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many from becoming involved in the in-
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the cadet corps is essential for The Baha-
mas. "As we know, The Bahamas is grow-
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and for those that are not going to create
any environmental issues.
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Lady Angler Hooks First Place in Billfish Tournament


With 15 boats and nearly 100 anglers
competing in the 27th Annual Treasure
Cay Billfish Tournament on June 13-18 at
Treasure Cay Resort, one woman leapt to
the top on the first day and held the lead
until the end. Lisa Flack on Kilowett re-
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ing conditions and flat calm seas for all
four days of fishing, the only other boat
releasing a total of two blue marlin was
last year's winner, Team Galati. Fourteen-
year-old Chris Galati, Jr., got in the action
on the last day with a blue marlin release to
clinch the Top Junior Angler award.
When "lines out" was called on the final
day, Flack said she couldn't believe they
finally won their favorite tournament af-
ter competing for so many years. She ex-
claimed, "To beat these world-class boats
at our favorite place to go (Treasure Cay)
is just unreal!" There were more trophies
than dinner plates on their awards banquet


table for First Place -
Team, Top Angler,
Top Release Team,
Top Release Angler,
Top Captain, Top
Mate and Top Lady
Angler.
In the Fun Fish divi-
sion So Fine from St.
Augustine, Florida,
took First Place Dol-
phin with a 23.4 pound
fish and Midnight Blue
from Miami won Top
Wahoo with a fish
weighing 33.5 pounds.
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was a fabulous dock party with 24 feet of
food specialties cooked by the anglers on
the lay day. The day off culminated with
entertaining junkanoo performed by the


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children of the Treasure Cay Primary
School, a beneficiary of the tournament.
Anglers were generous with their dona-
tions to the Treasure Cay Primary School.


Lionfish tournament was

new lay day activity


ine winning team of me /mtn annual reasure cay rnttisn 1 tournament was on me A uo-
wett. Lisa Flack, second from left, caught and released a blue and a white marlin on
the first day of fishing. She went on to win the Top Lady Angler award. The anglers on
Kilowett also won the Top Angler, Top Release Team, and Top Release Angler. 5, 11,,,
are Norman Flack, Josler Pierre, Sylvia Flack, Capt. Scott Hitch, Eddie Flack, Lisa
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Skills Bahamas holds empowerment seminar


By Jennifer Hudson
An empowerment seminar, arranged
by the Abaco Chamber of Commerce,
was held in the conference room of New
Vision Ministries on June 22. The semi-
nar was presented by Skills Bahamas, the
training arm of Deco Marketing Groups.
The mission of Skills Bahamas is "to em-
power people to become their best self by
offering them the opportunity to learn new
and practical skills that will enable them
to manage jobs and careers with new pro-
fessionalism." Attending the seminar were
more than 20 private companies.
The all-day session began with an intro-
duction by facilitator Deon Seymour Cox,
who is educated in trainer skills and for
15 years the major focus of her work has
been leadership. She told the group that
the main intent of the day's seminar was
to simplify the Employment Act of 2001 so


The Abaco Cl ,i,,,il of Commerce held a se
nar to explain the Employment Act of 2001
part of its Cl,,,,ilh, Week activities. Lesley M
cus Dean was the keynote speaker -I ii,, De
Seymour Cox facilitated the seminar


that they would feel empowered and not
entrapped by it. She introduced keynote
speaker, Lesley Marcus Dean, as "one of
the best when it comes to simplifying the
Act." Mr. Dean, a former teacher, is now
Director of Education and Training with
Bahamas Trade Union Congress and has
been Director of Labour for many years.
He is also an Attorney at Law and was on
the committee which put the Act together.
Mr. Dean stated that the Employment
Act of 2001, which actually came into
force in 2002, is an expansive one and
would take all day to elucidate. He took
the participants through all of the basic
standards, terms and conditions of em-
ployment contained in the Act. He covered
relations between employers and employ-
ees and rights of employees in the work-
place including statutory hours, pay, vaca-
tions, maternity and sick leave, overtime,
wrongful dismissal and dealing with
disputes in the workplace.
Tips were given on how to bet-
ter approach and resolve problems
in the workplace in order to reduce
the need to go outside to the La-
bour Department to bring resolu-
tion. "I want to bring an aware-
ness as to the content of the law
to enable employers and human re-
source managers to deal fairly with
their employees and prevent them
from making decisions which can
lead to litigation at the end of the
mi- day," stated Mr. Dean.
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Independence on Abaco


The Bahamas National Trust and the
Abaco Beach Resort are excited to come
together to celebrate Bahamian Indepen-
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and activities to support the country's na-
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over 15 artists exhibiting. The evening
event will open at 6 p.m. and will feature
a silent auction with the proceeds going to
support the new Fowl Cays National Park
and Pelican Cays Land and Sea Park. The
exhibition will be open from 10 a.m. 5
p.m. on July 10th.
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tons, the Trust will organize a special
field trip to the Abaco National Park on
July 9th to see the Bahama Parrot in its
breeding habitat. The tour will be led by
Florida State University PhD student, Car-
oline Stahala, who is conducting research
on the breeding biology and needs of the
endangered parrot on Abaco.
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local artists and artisans in their support
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Boat thefts security tips and information


[Boat thefts have been a problem on Ab-
acofor the past couple of years. The police
are working hard to prevent this crime and
to arrest those responsible. They have re-
quested that we reprint this article so that
boat owners can take precautionary mea-
sure to keep their boats from being stolen.
Notify the police immediately when a boat
has been stolen.]
By Timothy Roberts
"A billion dollar industry is being jeop-
ardized by the rising occurrence of boat
theft in Abaco as well as a number of is-
lands throughout The Bahamas," accord-
ing to Assistant Superintendent of Police,
Bruce Ar-
nett, Second
Officer-In-
Charge, Ab-
aco Police
Department.
While
boat theft is
rising local-
ly, it can be
noted that ASP Bruce Arnett
the problem is quite widespread through-
out the Caribbean and the United States. In
a report by the National Insurance Crime
Bureau (a United States firm) there were
19,854 watercraft thefts between Janu-
ary 1, 2006, and March 31, 2009, in the
United States with Florida, California and
Texas leading the nation.
"We need all eyes on board and (to) be
ready to fight this to the end," ASP Arnett
said. "It has to be personal to every Aba-
conian because this will be impacting our
kids and generations unborn if we don't get
this (boat theft) under control."
"In this vein, the Police and the com-
munity need to come together and combat


this problem. In order for all of us to work
together, we need to be well informed and
alert to what is happening around us."
added ASP Arnett. "The boat thieves in
general are stealing boats in order to facili-
tate their primary illegal activity of drug or
human trafficking, just as stolen cars are
used in bank robberies, making themselves
harder to track."
Trends
The Police have recognized some trends
that could assist in alerting or capturing
boat thieves. These thieves who are very
smart and bold follow a pattern similar to
what is outlined here.
1. They normally steal boats between
12 a.m. and 5:30 a.m. (although recently a
boat was stolen at 8:30 p.m.)
2. There are usually two to four persons
involved in the operation.
3. They will usually watch a targeted
boat for some time before actually steal-
ing it.
4. They buy large amounts of fuel, usu-
ally two to three 55-gallon barrels at a
time.
5. They tend to be from another island
and will partner or network with people
from local communities.
The boats that are often targeted seem
to be predominantly in the areas of Green
Turtle Cay, Treasure Cay, Hope Town and
Marsh Harbour. However, with a height-
ened awareness due to the recent increase
in thefts, they have now started to look to
private cays and smaller settlements as well.
Boats and
Motors of Choice
The thieves tend to target specific boats
because of the nature of what they are


doing. First, they are on the lookout for
larger speed boats, usually within the 27-
foot to 34-foot range, although they some-
times steal slightly smaller boats, usually
as transportation to a targeted boat.
They like a boat that offers a lot of floor
space with a center console. These are good
on the open seas as they will often be cross-
ing the Atlantic Ocean in their journey.
They are seeking boats with two or more
engines, although for shorter runs or as a
means of getting to another boat, they will
also take single engine boats from time to
time. The engines of choice are typically
200 to 300-horsepowered outboard engines.
There is a preference for carbureted engines.
Routes they May Take
When they have the boat in their posses-
sion, the thieves will take usually one of
two main routes. One route will take them
north past Grand Bahama and areas like
Maclean's Town, Walker's Cay and Grand
Cay and on to the United States coastline.
The other takes them south to certain is-
lands in The Bahamas chain, such as Bi-
mini, New Providence, Eleuthera, Exuma
or as far as Jamaica and Hispaniola in the
south and western Caribbean.
Boats have been recovered in Great
Harbour Cay, Andros, Bimini, Eleuthera,
Exuma, Long Island, Grand Bahama and
New Providence.
Possible Hiding Places
Whether the thieves intend to re-use the
stolen boat or they just want to get rid of
it because they are done with it, they will
often ditch the boats in some common ar-
eas. They frequently leave them in the man-
grove bushes, typically in places like Snake
Cay, Hole-in-the-Wall, Sandy Cay, Turtle
Creek, Sandy Point and Moore's Island.


They have been known to leave them
beached or tied up in harbours, commonly
at a public dock or a place where they will
not encounter any questioning. They have
also been found to leave them at abandoned
or secluded cays.
When they are finished with a boat,
they will sometimes have them stripped
of parts or trailer them somewhere else to
have them repainted and modified in order
to change the boat's identity. Therefore,
be mindful of persons trying to sell boats,
GPS systems, navigational devices, VHF
radios, compasses, boat engines, fishing
rods, diving gear, etc. These could be sto-
len. If so, you can find yourself arrested
for receiving stolen goods.
Times to Be Alert
According to Detective Constable Datus
Farrington (Central Detective Unit, Aba-
co), "Boat owners and marina managers
need to be on high alert during the hours
between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. The major-
ity of boats reported stolen occurred dur-
ing those hours." According to his studies,
"There is no preferred day of the week for
a boat thief to strike. They will strike at
any given day, even holidays. They have
even stolen a boat recently while guests
at a local yacht club were having a party
amidst loud music. So they are very bold.
Take nothing for granted." said Detective
Farrington.
"While one may assume the thieves
would choose nights with a full moon to
steal boats for better visibility, surprisingly
these thieves manage to maneuver and take
a boat through pitch darkness." Detective
Farrington added.

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The Abaconian Section B Page 21


Take measures to secure your boat


Boat Thefts From Page 20

Court System
ASP Arnett further stated, "Courts will
often be adjourned, but we must not be
taken aback by this. We need to keep go-
ing and not give up. This must be a fight to
the very end." He continued, "The penal-
ties meted out to the perpetrators of these
crimes are up to the Magistrate's discretion
within the Bahamas Penal Code's specifi-
cations."
According to Section 340 (5) of the Pe-
nal Code Chapter 84 (the laws that relate
to boat theft):
"Whoever is convicted of stealing any-
thing to the value in the whole of five hun-
dred dollars or more in any of the following
cases, or whoever, having been previously
convicted of a similar offence, is convicted
of stealing anything of any value, in the
following cases, namely stealing from or
in any dwelling house, shop, manufactory
or vessel, or from or on any dock, wharf
or quay adjacent to any harbour or port of
entry or discharge, shall be liable to im-
prisonment for ten years.
Section 358 which relates to receiving a
stolen boat or parts says: "Whoever dishon-
estly receives any property which he knows
to have been obtained or appropriated by
any offence punishable under this Title
shall, if the offence was a felony, be guilty
of felony, or shall, if the offence was a mis-
demeanor, be liable to the same punishment
as if he had committed the offence.
Section 359 (1), referring to persons
who are convicted more than once for re-
ceiving any stolen property says: Whoever
is convicted of being a common receiver
shall be liable to imprisonment for fourteen
years.


Prevention and
Recovery Tips
As with most prevention, everything we
can do must be with the realization that it
will often only protect us from the less de-
termined criminals. Prevention is meant to
deter, or slow down the persons) trying to
steal and will not always succeed in pre-
venting the theft. The following tips will
hopefully stop the theft of your boat, or
at least make recovering your boat much
easier and possibly quicker.
1. Make sure that your dock is well lit
(if possible, mount surveillance cameras).
2. Make sure you have your Hull Iden-
tification Number (HIN) and engines serial
numbers (S/N) recorded and always avail-
able.
3. Record the serial numbers on all elec-
tronics on your boat.
4. Take digital photos of your boat, en-
gines and electronics equipment. Store the
photos on CD or memory device to for-
ward by e-mail to police or other boaters
for quicker recovery.
5. Install hidden fuel valves and battery
cut-off switches.
6. If possible, lock down your boat with
a chain/steel cable to secure it to the dock,
or if it is on a lift, install lift locks.
7. Do not leave your boat full of fuel
overnight unless you have to. If possible
keep fuel levels low and re-fuel just prior
to boating trips.
8. Install a GPS Tracking device Boats
with tracking devices are recovered much
sooner, usually within an hour or two from
the time it was reported stolen. The device
can also alert you and the police within
minutes of the theft occurring;
9. Keep the boat out of water when not


in use for a long period of time.
These tips may cost you more time and
money, but it will save you the pain and
agony of losing your prized possession.
ASP Arnett further stated, "We need
everyone to work together and communi-
cate across the island and cays." Abaco is
an archipelago within an archipelago and is
very complicated (for the police) to cover.
Together we (the police and community)
can make a difference."
ASP Arnett encouraged everyone, in
particular airline ticket agents, to keep a
lookout for suspicious young men travel-
ing to Abaco on one way plane and ferry


Thank You

Thank you from the All Abaco
Little League Baseball Association
and the team members.

We appreciate all the persons
and businesses that assisted us
with our fund raiser to help us pur-
chase uniforms and travel to Free-
port, G.B., to participate in the na-
tional tournament that was held
on June 3rd 6th.

Thanks to all the parents that
believed in us, and the coaches
that give their time freely to invest
in the boys.
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
League registration begins in
August2010 for the new season.


boat tickets. He advises the public to keep
an eye out for persons renting rooms for
one night. They are often not locals, but
locals are sometimes involved.
He further encourages the public to call
the police if you see any suspicious per-
son on any dock, marina or beach lurk-
ing around during late hours. Boaters can
contact the police 24-hours a day on VHF
Channel 16 by calling Police Emergency
at 919, 911 or Marsh Harbour Police Sta-
tion 367-3437 or 367-2560. Your calls will
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Sports News


Basketball team prepares
for Las Vegas trip
By Canishka Alexander
Just after they had come back from the
recent Labour Day Classic in Freeport and
just before their big basketball weekend
toward the middle of June, Coaches God-
frey Rolle and Ishmael "Stretch" Morley
are hyped about their not-too-distant trip to
the Las Vegas Invitation Basketball Classic
in July.
According to Rolle, who coaches the
Treasure Cay Youth Club, Abaco will be
represented in the 13 and under, 15 and un-
der, 17 and under boys categories. He said
the tournament in Las Vegas will allow the
boys to feel the kind of competition and
level they need to get to in order to obtain
a basketball scholarship.
And he should know. He played in the
basketball tournament in 1988 and has
already travelled to the tournament three
times. "I know it will help the guys and
give them the exposure they need to en-
hance their skills," he stated, confidently.
In the meantime, Morley, coach of the
Youth in Action basketball team, said that
until they travel in July, the boys will start
playing a series of basketball games at
Ocean View Park in Dundas Town. The
games began in mid-June and will continue
until they leave for Las Vegas. The games
feature the 15 and 16 and under boys cate-
gory as well as the college all-star players.
Calling it their first fund raiser, Mor-
ley said he wanted to make the first step
in raising funds to cover the $800 per per-
son fees before they try to get sponsors.
"We're looking to take a quality team and
will combine with North, South and Cen-


tral Abaco," Morley explained. "It's only
going to make our kids better and take
them to the other side of life."
Although the bulk of the games will
be played in Marsh Harbour, some will
take place in North Abaco. Both coaches
thanked a number of persons in the com-
munity for their assistance with the basket-
ball programs.
Abaco basketball player
joins European league
By Canishka Alexander
As young as he is, Dynile Forbes said
it's been a long journey while pursuing
his basketball career. The 23-year-old first
transferred
from S.C.
Bootle High
School to
Taberna-
cle Baptist
Academy in
Grand Ba-
hama to get
better basket-
ball training. Dynile Forbes
From there he went to college in Arizona
to earn numerous titles, and finally ended
up at the University of Louisiana at Mun-
roe to become a Warhawk.
With his college days behind him,
Dynile is now a professional basketball
player in the European League. He plans to
do some training in Grand Bahama before
heading back to Madrid, Spain.
However, before he leaves for Grand
Bahama, he will participate in some of

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Abaco competes in basketball in Freeport


Youth from Abaco competed in the HOYTE's Tournament that took place in Freeport the
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The Abaconian Section B Page 23


More Sports News


Sports From Page 22
the weekend games organized by Coaches
Godfrey Rolle and Ishmael "Stretch" Mor-
ley.
Although he's been away from home
for several years, Forbes plans to come
back and contribute to his community even
if it means coaching the up-and-coming
basketball players like his brother Dante
Thompson, who quietly sat by him during
the interview to give him some brotherly
support.
As he stated, he wants to do what is best
for his family while at the same time posi-
tioning himself in the best possible situation.
That's how he sees basketball. He en-
couraged the younger men to get some-
thing out of basketball, so that they can
better their lives. For him, basketball has


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Abaco Teams Attend
Little League Tournament
By Samantha V. Evans
Three teams of Little Leaguers and their
coaches travelled to Freeport on June 3rd
- 6th to compete in the Little League Tour-
nament Championships. Over 500 youth
ages 9-25 were there to play baseball. The
teams from Abaco were 9-10, 11-12, and
13-15 years. The two younger teams each
won a game but all played well according
to the coaches and Deputy Administrator
Whelma Colebrooke.
All of the coaches were impressed with
the level of play shown by the teams espe-
cially since they got started late in the year.
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next year and for a much higher level of
play from the teams. Additionally, they
are looking to take older teams including a
25 and under team. Ms. Colebrooke stated
that the parents and kids were excited as
this was their first tournament and an op-
portunity to try out their newly learned
skills. The committee members worked
hard, she stated, to ensure that the kids
were ready for the tournament and beside
some butterflies (nerves), they executed
their skills well.
The season came to a close on June 12th
and will reopen for registration the first
week in September. Registration will last
for three weeks, then practice will resume
on September 25th. Ms. Colebrooke plans
to travel to the various areas of Abaco in-


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Invitation For Proposals 2010


cluding the cays to promote Little League
again and hopes that now they have gotten
their feet wet more youth will join them.
When they resume in September, the focus
will be on the fundamentals.
According to Coach Elvis Curry, the
Freeport tournament gave them a good
view of where the kids are. He stated that
many of them can hit and pitch well and
are self-motivated, but they struggle with
fundamentals. They need to focus on their
play so that they can anticipate where the
ball or a player will go.
He plans to work with the kids to help
them build their endurance because when

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and upkeep of the Green Turtle Cay power station.
2. Proposals are requested for the landscaping, clean-
ing and upkeep of the Guana Cay sub station including
Orchid Bay.
3. Proposals are requested for the cleaning, landscaping
and upkeep of the following B.E.C. stations/substations:
Crossing Rocks
Cherokee Sound
Winding Bay
Bahama Palm Shores
Casuarina Point
O.P.S. (Opposite Island Breezes)
Public Works Department (PWD) location
Murphy/Dundas Town (across from Grace Baptist
Church)
Leisure Lee
Treasure Cay power station & sub station
Green Turtle Cay sub station (ferry dock location)
Marsh Harbour govt. dock
Marsh Harbour stores compound
Fox Town station
Marsh Harbour power station


4. Proposals are requested for the landscaping, cleaning &
upkeep of the B.E.C. Hope Town grounds including the Sea
Spray and Doris Cove sub stations.

5. Proposals are requested for the landscaping, cleaning and
upkeep of the Man-O-War Cay sub station & the old power
station site.

6. Proposals are requested for the landscaping, cleaning and
upkeep of the Moores Island power station.

7. Proposals are requested for the landscaping, cleaning and
upkeep of the Sandy Point power station.

Interested persons should present a monthly cost for optimum
upkeep of the premises in writing, accompanied by a valid
business license and proof of citizenship in a sealed envelope
with the word "tender" clearly marked on the outside of the
envelope. Bids should be sent to B.E.C. Marsh Harbour, Abaco
- to the attention of: Mr. Wenzel R. Jones, Manager, B.E.C.
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they play, they are at the mercy of the ele-
ments. Even though the season just ended,
students have already started signing up
which is great. The committee is looking
forward to hosting Bimini and Eleuthera
for a mini tournament in November. The
committee hopes to have use of several
fields by this time.
Coach Johnny Knowles is proud that
they were able to step up their game in
time for the tournament even though they
started late. Since he was one of the coach-
es who worked with the 11-12-year-old
team while in Freeport, he explained that
they played well against Bimini. But due to
a few mishaps, they did not win but should
have. All of the pitchers did well but they
were very impressed with Samuel and Jef-
ferson. He hopes that they can get a base-


ball field so that the kids can practice on a
field that is the actual size of the one they
will compete on. Since the softball field is
bigger, this was a major disadvantage the
kids faced, he explained. However, the ex-
perience was a great one for the kids and
they had fun.

Abaco Swim Club has

many programs
By Mirella Santillo
The Abaco Swim Club's summer pro-
gram is now in full swing with several on-
going programs.
The Learn to Swim program for chil-
dren started on April 28th with 60 kids reg-
istered and a regular average attendance of
49. Classes are held twice a week, Mon-
days and Wednesdays from 4 to 5 p.m.
Twenty registered swimmers 7 to 16
years old belong in the Competitive pro-


gram which began in February. An av-
erage of four to 13 kids attend that class
which meets every Thursday at 5:30 p.m.
On May 19th the Adult Learn to Swim
program began with classes each Wednes-
day from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. A coach-train-
ing refresher course takes place every Sat-
urday.
Competitions started on June 3rd with
the Perry Cooke Interschool meet which
took place in Hope Town. Many Abaco
Swim Club members participated as their
schools' representatives.
The Abaco Swim Club provided train-
ing before the meet for any school inter-
ested. That included two training sessions


for Amy Roberts students to enroll them
in the Swim America program. Coaches
traveled to Green Turtle Cay on May 22nd
to train a group of students at the Green
Turtle Club's pool. The group accompa-
nied by their coaches and parents came to
Marsh Harbour the following Sunday for
more training.
Seven children, Brady Pinder, Joshua
Wong, Trent Albury, Miller Albury,
Christina Pyform, Rebekah Higgs and
Laura William, who went to Freeport at
the beginning of the month to qualify to
the nationals, traveled to Nassau to partici-
pate in a national competition that was held
June 23 to 26.


Observance of Independence 2010


The Cabinet Office wishes to advise
the public of the decision taken by the
government with respect to the remaining
public holidays for 2010 and New Year's
Day 2011.
Saturday, July 10, 2010, will be ob-


served as a regular day with stores be-
ing allowed to conduct business as usual.
Monday, July 12, 2010, will be celebrated
as the Independence Day Holiday and at
that time all stores will be kept closed.


Vehicle licensing fees will increase


Abaco Swim Club and swimmers from Green Turtle Cay practiced at Long Bay School's
pool prior to a competition held on June 3rd in Hope Town.


By Timothy Roberts
In an attempt to bring the country in line
with its plans to reduce carbon emissions,
the government is propose a sizeable in-
crease in licensing fees for vehicles weigh-
ing more than 10,000 pounds starting as
early as July 1, 2010.
It is thought that the government is pro-
posing a three tiered licensing fee schedule
that is based upon the weight of the vehi-
cle. A vehicle weighing more than 10,000
pounds may be charged as high as $700 per
year, while the owner of a vehicle between


5,000 and 10,000 would be charged $550
for the year. Vehicles that weigh less than
5,000 lbs would be charged $150 per year.
Truck and Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV)
owners would be hardest hit by this in-
crease in tax, which is proposed to come
into force at the beginning of July. The
government is attempting to reduce the
number of vehicles that are not fuel eco-
nomical by increasing the duty on vehicles
with larger engines, and now by increasing
licensing fees. Tax rates on small engine
and hybrid vehicles will remain low.


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By Timothy Roberts
While no suitor has yet been deter-
mined, the government is still searching
for a private operator to manage the two
airports in Abaco with Vancouver Airport
Services, which manages the Nassau Air-
port Development company, seen as the
likely candidate.
The government made provisions in the
2009/2010 Budget for the Marsh Harbour
and Treasure Cay airports to be privately
managed, according to Vincent Vander-
pool-Wallace, Minister of Tourism and
Aviation.
It is felt that the Nassau company will
likely be awarded the responsibility for
managing the two airports because the gov-
ernment is pleased with the job presently


being done by the Canadian company in
overseeing the $409.5 million construction
and refurbishment of the Lynden Pindling
International Airport and believes it would
be ideally suited to improve the airports on
Abaco.
According to Mr. Vanderpool-Wallace,
the time frame for the exchange of the man-
agement of Abaco's airports is "as quickly
as possible." Plans are current being drawn
up by the Vancouver company for the con-
struction of a new terminal building and air
traffic control tower which is expected to
begin construction by the end of this year.
Recent renovations have included a new
runway and repaving the old runway which
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Min. Deveaux continued, "With the
number of pleasure boats in Florida, the
next step is to train Bahamians to match the
potential of our environment and to meet
the beauty of our water," said Dr. De-
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sure crafts registered in Florida," said Dr.
Deveaux.
"We seek to grow the Maritime Au-
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it in the short run is the yacht registry,"
said Dr. Deveaux. "We want to increase
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Page 26 Section B The Abaconian


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. No place like home:


For opportunity, look no further than Abaco


By Bradley Albury
A student at the University of Gerogia
It is difficult to talk about opportuni-
ty during hard times. The global reces-
sion has affected The Bahamas as much
as anywhere else, and our reliance on
foreigners' prosperity makes us dispro-
portionately vulnerable. But it is exactly
times such as these that we should discuss
the future. Our country's success relies
on the upcoming generation and its de-
cisions. Unfortunately, there has always
been the threat of a "brain drain," where
the brightest and most driven of our youth
choose to seek a career abroad. This is un-
fortunate because they will miss out on so
many possibilities.
Abaco has just as much, if not more,
potential than any other island in The Ba-
hamas. I believe Abaco certainly presents
more opportunity than Nassau, which has
received the vast majority of investment
and focus since the founding of our coun-
try. Abaco shows the characteristics of a
young economy primed for growth. Our


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growth, however, needs to be controlled,
sustainable and avoid the pitfalls that rapid
development brings. The only way we can
experience this kind of healthy maturity is
if our students who go away for work expe-
rience or schooling return to sow the seeds
of their education. Those who choose not
to leave Abaco after finishing high school
must also realize their important role in
Abaco's future and work hard to secure it.
There is no reason an Abaconian ad-
vertising firm cannot compete with one
in New Providence; nor should a labour
contractor from Florida receive any more
clout than a company based in Marsh Har-
bour or Dundas Town. Nothing stops Ab-
aco from being known for her many first
class businesses. The fact is many of us
completely disregard Abaco when consid-
ering entrepreneurial hot spots. Our island
need not be silent in the world of business.
We should not think of ourselves as a dis-
connected "Out Island." We have some of
the smartest, most capable students in the
country and these same students need to re-


Invitation for

Sub-contractors

Prequalification


Construction is now underway on the government
complex in Dundas Town. We expect to be hiring
subcontractors for some of the work.
We are asking for sub-contractors to fill out pre-
qualification forms.

Carpentry

Roof Truss Installation

Dry Wall Installation

Painting

Tile Laying
Forms can be picked up at our office in the B&L
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alize that some of their best opportunities thing you are for or again
lie not in the U.S. or elsewhere, but right What is important is that
here on Abaco. are the ones who guide th
In the coming years our country will Please see Viewpoint
grow very quickly. Whether this is some-


st will not matter.
we make sure we
is development in
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Treasure Cay beach is eroding away


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The north end of Treasure Cay Beach is eroding away. Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham
has set aside the north end of the beach as a public beach. Each member of the House
was given $100,000 in 2008 and 2009 to spend at their discretion to benefit their con-
stituency. Mr. Ingraham spent his funds to make the beach a public meeting place for all
communities in North Abaco. When the project began, the beach extended far out. But
during the last two years, the beach has receded to the point that the foundations of the
gazebos are threatened. All the casuarinas were removed in an effort to slow the erosion.
It is not clear why this erosion is taking place. It is not clear whether the groynes at the
far south end of the beach are responsible.





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The Abaconian Section B Page 27


Church News


Renardo Curry is
ordained as a deacon
By Samantha V. Evans
May 23rd Renardo Curry became a
deacon at Bethany Gospel Chapel in Mur-
phy Town. The service was one filled with
praise, prayer, and the reading of God's
word which ushered this young man into
the call to deaconship. The installment
portion of the ordination service was led
by Bishop Bert L. Williams, Jr.


Viewpoint From Page 26

the way best suited for our nation, and it
is our fellow Bahamians who reap the re-
wards. My hope is that our students come
back to Abaco when they are finished
college and that those who remained on
Abaco after high school take this chance
to get a head start. It should be our entre-
preneurs, our nurses, our pilots and our
teachers who benefit from every advantage
our beautiful string of islands offers. It
will be our youth who become the Carib-
bean business leaders of tomorrow. There
are Bahamian companies on Abaco right
now that our students should look to as
examples of how the entrepreneurial spirit
can be applied for success. Times may be
tough now, and may be for a while, but it
is up to the rising generation to take full
advantage of our bright future.


Mr. Curry is the son of Pastor Lucian and
Mizpah Curry of Murphy Town. He has a
strong family history in this church going
back to his grandfather, Benjamin Curry,
who served the church with great distinc-
tion. Bro. Renardo Curry is a born again be-
liever having rededicated his life to the work
of God and presently serves as youth leader,
evangelistic leader, song director, preaches
the Word and is now a deacon.
During the installation, Bishop Wil-
liams stated that the call to be a deacon is


a very high standing in the house of God.
He was presented with a plaque and the
instruments of his office by his father Pas-
tor Lucian Curry.
Since this was the first deacon installa-
tion service held at the church, the other
two deacons and the treasurer were also
given their plaque and instruments of of-
fice. They were Alexander Saunders, who
has been a deacon since 1984, Denvill
Newbold, who has been a deacon since
2000, and Bro. Steve Davis, treasure.


Maxwell's Supermarket will be a state-of-the-art store


Maxwell's Supermarket is due to open soon and Abaconians will be able to shop at a well planned, bright, spacious, model store.
Nine check out counters will give excellent service and the variety of groceries and household items offered will be amazing. Owner
Chad Sawyer has had marketing experts design it making it the most modern store in The Bahamas.


Houses and Land For Rent and For Sale


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


Assistant. Great opportunity. Must have:
data entry, accounting, scheduling, sales
and marketing experience. Knowledge of
website creation, graphics, Quickbooks, fa-
miliar with a Mac Plus. Email resume to
d4ssale@yahoo.com.
Seeks Employment. Margaret Dawkins of
Dundas Town. Contact 367-0690



Lifan 3000 Generator. $800. Brand new. Call
577-0390 or 367-5354
French doors for sale, 72" FL white alumin-
ium, clear glass, right-hand door. Call for de-
tails 242-366-0668 or 914-736-0030
Computer and flat-screen monitor, speakers,
desk and chair, $700 negotiable. 32" TV and
DVD player $390. Microwave $150. CD play-
er $50. 8' fishing rod (R2F) $70. 10' fishing
rod (DIAWA) $170. 8' Shakespeare fishing
rod $120. Owner leaving island. Call Navin
242-425-0536 or 367-2266


40' X 60" Canvas Tent
Three Years Old (Needs minor repair)
Best Offer
Great for Church Activities
Large Meetings Community Events
Ph: 365-0065, 365-0007, 475-3226


Warning
In the June 15 issue of The Abaconian
we included an offer for free Yorkie
puppies. We regret that we ran the ad
as it was a scam. Do NOT send money.
The man wants $450 for shipping, half
of which has to be paid up front.
The person placing the ad is in Nige-
ria. He claims he is a pastor doing mis-
sionary work.
The ad was a scam.



1995 Honda Prelude in excellent running
condition. Serviced regularly, complete with
CD player and cold A/C. $3,500 Call David
cell 475-4394, 365-4695 or e-mail dcfar82@
yahoo.com
1997 Honda CRV, excellent condition.
4-wheel drive, CD player, A/C, 45,438 miles.
$8,500, negotiable. Owner leaving island. Call
Navin 367-2266 or 242-425-0536







2006 Nissan Ultima, black, 2.5L $16,000
OBO Call 367-0670




15' Freeport Skiff /75 E-Tec/ 2 years old
$12,500. 23' Mako with walk-around cabin,
need engine. $5,000. Contact 458-3716/458-
6722


L BOATS AND MAI N E ~I
ITES ORSAE


14.4' Catamaran No leaks, soft, dry ride, 40
HP outboard. Runs but needs work. DUTY
PAID. $1750. Call 242-367-1000 or 772-286-
5859
18.5' Albury Bros. Heavy duty Bimini top, 40
gal main gas tank, 30 gal forward tank, 115 HP
Mere w/ handle. 365-6205


25' Mako, T-top, new engines, tank & elec-
tric etc. $25,000. Contact 901-682-3651 or
hagen peters@yahoo.com


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


L BOATS1AD AI N E
ITES ORSAE


32' Black Fin tournament rigged, low
hours,Raytheon electronics inc. radar, 700
HP, dual stations, Lee fighting chair, single
spreader riggers, sleeps 4, stove, fridge, AC,
lectra flush head, shower, full enclosure for
bridge, spare props, fresh & salt washdown,
safety equip. and much much more. Please call
JB at 978-697-5657 $47,500,00 IS or BRO


36' Catalina Sloop, 1987, in excellent condi-
tion Bah. DUTY PAID. Moored in MOW.
1/6 Share $5,000. btmarino@verizon.net


45' Hatteras, 1973, DUTY PAID $50,000
as is. Needs generator and forward clutch on
one engine. In Treasure Cay. Contact hatter-
as4sale@all.net or call 561-228-1424 or 242-
365-8057







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WINDING BAY
Stunning estate residence located
on Ritz-Carlton's golf course. 9,970
sq.ft. with 7 bedrooms and 8.5 baths.
$9,750,000. Ref. AS11098


HOPE TOWN
Beach front lot near entrance of har-
bour with fantastic views of light-
house. Walking distance to beach.
$265,000. Ref. AS11433


LITTLE HARBOUR
Private waterfront lot located on cov-
eted peninsula. 160 ft. on the water,
ideal for a dock.
$249,000. Ref. AS11389
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NORTH END, ELBOW CAY: 19,974 sq. ft. oceanfront lot with
120 ft. of beach and foundation for a 2,600 sq. ft., 4 bedroom
home. $695,000. Ref. AS11144 NO REASONABLE OFFER REFUSED

BRIGATINE BAY: 10,000 sq.ft. located in Treasure Cay, near
stunning beach, golf course, marina and restaurants. Starting
at $85,000. Ref. A511385 or AS11387 or AS11257

LUBBERS QUARTERS: Abaco Ocean Club hilltop lots #39 and
#40. Offering great views of the Sea of Abaco. Close to Marsh
Harbour and Hope Town. $80,000 each or $150,000 for both.
Ref. AS10705

REDUCED GUMELEMI RIDGE, ELBOW CAY: 10,494 sq. ft. lot with
great elevations. $120,000. Ref. PS10603

GUANA CAY: Half acre building site with views, underground
utilities, lots of palm trees, located on the peaceful Southern
tip. $175,000. Ref. PS10624

DUNDAS TOWN: 8,746 sq. ft. lot in community near Marsh
Harbour. Great opportunity. $35,000. Ref. AS11371

GUANA CAY: 6,811 sq. ft. sea and oceanview lot within the
Shipwreck Subdivision. Nearby the new community dock and
beaches. $125,000. Ref. AS10891

TREASURE CAY: In a gated community and walking distance
from one of the world's most beautiful beaches. Purchase 1
lot, or 3 lots combined to total 33,900 sq. ft. $50,000 for 1 or
$120,000 for 3 parcels. Ref. AS11400 or AS11401 or AS11402


MARSH HARBOUR
Sea view 2 bedroom condos and 3
bedroom penthouses in a gated de-
velopment with pool and dock.
Starting at $595,000. Ref. AS10903


ELBOW CAY
3 bedroom, 2 bath home, just across
from the beach, offering a large pool
and deck space for entertaining.
$749,000. Ref. PS10665





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LITTLE ORCHARD
Great 2 bedroom, 2 bath home cen-
trally located in Marsh Harbour. Spa-
cious, back yard and privacy.
$228,500. Ref. AS11141


ISLAND BREEZES MOTEL
This recently renovated motel is lo-
cated in Marsh Harbour and is a
great small business investment.
$580,000. Ref. AS11282







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Marsh Harbour
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LITTLE HARBOUR
'Coel Mor', 2,650 sq.ft. tropical escape
nestled on the cliffs. Luxury 'off the
grid' living. 2.46 acres on peninsula.
$2,750,000. Ref. AS11366


MARSH HARBOUR
Situated on a double lot this canal-
front home has a spacious floorplan
with 4 bedrooms and 4 baths.
$1,350,000. Ref. AS11270


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MARSH HARBOUR
Spacious turn-key 2 bedroom, 2
condos. Fully equipped and cer
located. 3 units available.
Starting at $286,000. Ref. AS:









LITTLE HARBOUR
A quaint cottage with 150 feet o
tine beachfront. 2 bedrooms, 1
on 1.4 acres of elevated land.
$678,000. Ref. AS5






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LEAH PINDER
Estate Agent
Marsh Harboiur
F: 242 367-5454
C: 242 577-6764
E: leahIhgcnritie com


TILLOO CAY
A stunning parcel of elevated land
with 75 ft. of shoreline and 180 de-
gree views of the Sea of Abaco.
$125,000 Ref. AS11309









CORNISH CAY, ABACO
34 acres in Abaco's idyllic fishing and
boating waters, this private island is
the perfect playground.
$7,000,000. Ref. AS11258

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SCOTLAND CAY
Enjoy stunning sunsets. 4 bedrooms and
4 ensuite baths, dock house, terraces,
lush gardens with panoramic views.
$1,850,000. Ref. AS11277


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BAHAMA CAY
A new and affordable private island devel-
opment. 1 bedroom and 3 bedroom units
available. Luxury amenities and marina.
Starting at $279,990. Ref. AS11336

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GREEN TURTLE CAY ELBOW CAY
bath Enchanting 2 bedroom, 2 bath cot- 'TreEscape' is a 3 bedroom, 3 bath hom
ntrally tage with 140 ft. of beach in Long set on the hilltop among the trees. Beaut
Bay near New Plymouth settlement. ful ocean views in quiet subdivision.
10622 $1,095,000. Ref. AS11322 $798,000. PS1059




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THE BLUFF AT WINDING BAY LUBBERS QUARTERS
fpris- A unique parcel of land with dramatic A rare opportunity! 2 lots sold together
Sbath views comprising 17,000 sq.ft. near with private dockage in Abaco Ocean Clut
the club house. Total land is 28,317 sq ft.
L1353 $500,000. Ref. AS11263 $245,500. Ref. PS1066


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Marsh Hartbour
1: 242 367-5454
C: 242 359-6046
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LUBBERS QUARTERS
'Sea View Cottage' boasts stunning water
views from every room. Fully equipped
with a private deep water dock slip.
$880,000. AS11450


TREASURE CAY
2 bedroom and 2 bath charming beach-
front condo. Open floor plans with all
amenities nearby including pool and golf.
$494,000. AS11363
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GUANA CAY
A tucked away out-island retreat with 2
bedrooms and 2 baths. Lush landscaping
and walking distance to beach.
$299,000. Ref. AS10648





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ELBOW CAY
Gorgeous White Sound beachfront lot
south of Abaco Inn. 15,000 sq. ft. with
75ft. of waterfrontage.
$299,000. Ref. PS10618


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