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VOLUME 18 NUMBER 14 JULY 15th, 2010

Regatta starts with Fiddle Cay party
Hundreds enjoy ambiance of hosted party
SBy Annabella Marquis
About 2000 people gathered on the
7"7. small Fiddle Cay beach on July 2 to cele-
,,,l brate the first day of the 35th Regatta Time
o l .. i inAbaco.
LRegatt'a 'a l Boats joined together to form an enor-
i s a "a on[ mous semi-circle in the water, and long
Snlines of people awaited their free margueri-
t tas, rum punches and cheeseburgers, cour-
tesy of Bobb and Patricia Henderson.
The party, which began as a Regatta
celebration involving 20 to 30 of Mr. Hen-
derson's friends on his houseboat 20 years
ago, grew to such an extent that it began to
U spill out onto the beach. Now his party is
an integral part of Regatta Time in Abaco
and attracts hundreds every year.
The Cheeseburgers in Paradise party
is named after Mr. Henderson's all time
favorite singer, Jimmy Buffet, who sings
Margaritaville and Cheeseburgers in Para-
dise, and the musical entertainment for
--the entire afternoon is all Jimmy Buffet's
songs. Mr. Henderson's incredible hat,
which is new every year, features album
Regatta Time in Abaco, an annual event, begins with a party at Fiddle Cay, an uninhabited cay north of Green Turtle Cay. Bobb covers, pictures, ticket stubs and other col-
and Patricia Henderson host the party providing 1200 cheeseburgers, 600 hot dogs, 100 gallons of rum punch and 100 gallons of lector items associated with the singer.
margaritas. This year the event was on July 2. The first race was on July 3 in the waters off Green Turtle Cay with an awards party The party was a major success, indicat-
that night at Centennial Park. Over the next eight days four more races were held with lay days to give the crews some time off. Every ed by the fact that 100 gallons of rum and
night during the Regatta a party is held, each time at a different location. The photo shows the food line in the upper right with people 100 gallons of tequila had run out by 3:30

waiting in the water to be comfortable I nlh waiting their turn. The anchored boats form a large semi-circle on the edge of a sand
spit. Many visitors come to Abaco to enjoy the social events of the Regatta and fill the hotel rooms, rental houses and restaurants,
making this the best time of year for our economy. The skippers' meeting is held before the party breaks up.

Please see Fiddle Cay Page 5

Minister inspects UPCornin North Abaco Festival
IVIIIEster i spe s vents Treasure Cay Ferry Dock July 22-25

government houses Barefoot Man Concert
Nippers on Guana Cay July 23-24
WCrawfish Season Opens August 1

.Garbage contract for

The Hon Kenneth Russell, Minister of Housing, inspected the government -built houses "
in Spring City. Seventy-five are completed and are lived in. Another 35 are under
construction and are expected to be completed later this year. He is shown here with
Acting Permanent Secretary Lo rrine A brister and Kevin Mcntosh of the Abaco
Housing office. Mr. Russell was pleased with the progress on the houses.

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Page 2 Section A The Abaconian

Regatta brings hundreds to enjoy summer fun

By Timothy Roberts
For 35 years Regatta Time in Abaco has
brought visitors, both returning and new
one, to our shores for a week of sailing
races and parties benefitting communities
across Abaco and giving businesses an
economic boost unparalleled by any other
event during the year.
The activities this year started off with
a Cheeseburger in Paradise party at Fiddle
Cay just north of Green Turtle Cay on July
2, as the custom has been for many years.
The party, hosted by Bobb Henderson and
his wife Patricia of Stranded Naked fame,
is the largest party, and this year saw about
2000 guests enjoying sun and fun on the
Mr. Henderson had a large group of
volunteers who prepared 1200 hamburg-

ers/cheeseburgers, 600 hotdogs and 200
pounds of French fries. The guests also
enjoyed 100 gallons of free rum punch and
100 gallons of margaritas throughout the

got our burgers yet," he said referring to
the very long line. "But we've had a cou-
ple of rum drinks, took lots of pictures and
got t-shirts. All the important stuff!"
Mike, who sails a 44-foot catamaran and
who has been coming to The Bahamas for
many years, says he has made a "lot of
friends over the years" and keeps coming

back "not just for the races" but to recon-
The sailing and parties continue through
the week with stops in New Plymouth on
Green Turtle Cay, Treasure Cay, Guana

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boat belonging to Peter Christie, a sailor from Nassau who has been competing in the
Regatta for many years. He is in the blue shirt. The overall trophy was a reproduction of
a map of Abaco painted by Artist William Johnson. The crew is shown here augmented
by well wishers.


This Junkanoo rush-out was part of the entertainment at the Crossing Beach party on July
7. This party followed the third race of thefive-race series of Regatta Time in Abaco. The
winners were awarded their trophies after each race. All the trophies are bronze artwork
from Johnston Studios in Little Harbour and are very popular with the sailors.





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Regatta contributes to summer economy

Fiddle Cay From Page 1
p.m. In the way of food, the crowd con-
sumed 600 hot dogs, 1200 cheeseburgers
and 200 pounds of French fries.
On the beach there were limbo dancing
and hula hooping competitions and the wa-
ter was full of people cooling themselves
from the hot sun. There could be seen a
large multi-seater inflatable floating from
boat to boat filled with youngsters. Many
others did not even come ashore, just
stayed on their boats and enjoyed the at-
"You would think that hundreds of people
drinking rum and tequila in the sun would
cause problems," said Henderson, "but
there's never been a problem. It's just a bunch
of great people getting together to party."

Regatta From Page 2
Cay, Marsh Harbour, finishing off with
several parties in Hope Town.
A couple from California said, "This
has got to be one of the most amazing re-
curring events on Abaco. Keep it going."
This was their third time to the island, and
they enjoyed following the parties, going
to the different locations each night. "This
is a truly amazing place."
Mark from South Carolina said that he
enjoyed seeing Abaco and would "definite-
ly plan a vacation here again."
Adam from London was thrilled to
be on Windspiel II and said it was a fun
week here. "This place is like a dream, it's
amazing!" He hopes to come back again
and would love to buy property here.

Some of the races sail a triangular course l/, a couple of the races move from one
town to another. In these cases the dinghies have to be towed to the next town. Sh, 11, is
Stanley Huddleston towing 18 dinghies from Marsh Harbour to Hope Town with his boat
Junkanoo. It was a long, hot trip.

This is the final awards party at the Hope Town Harbour Lodge. In the background hats
and T-shirts are being thrown to the crowd. Under the tent is the table with the awards,
bronze castings made by Pete Johnston ofJohnston's Studio in Little Harbour. The sculp-
tures, mounted on mahogany plaques, are a tradition of the Regatta.

This is the part of the assortment of boats assembled at the Fiddle Cay party, the initial
party of Regatta Time in Abaco. The party is hosted by Bobb and Patricia Henderson
who provide food and drinks for the crowd. Hundreds come to Abaco for the social events
of the Regatta and enjoy the ambiance that these social events provide. The Regatta is
promoted as a fauml event to encourage families to enjoy great summer water activities.

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The Abaconian July 15,2010

Housing Minister is pleased with construction

By Timothy Roberts
Minister of Housing, the Hon. Ken-
neth Russell, toured the new development
and recently started homes in Spring City
on June 23 to see the progress made and
spoke of further government subdivisions
planned for the near future across Abaco.
Mr. Russell said that all of the 75 new
homes built in Spring City last year are
occupied and that there is already a list of
applicants for the 35 which are now be-
ing built in Phase II. The second phase
includes the building of 165 new homes.
However, they will only begin with 35 as
these lots already have infrastructure in
place and will be ready to go with no ad-
ditional work needed.

Mr. Russell was pleased with the qual-
ity of construction he saw during Phase 1
saying, "We have had very few problems
so far." He said that they have instituted
quality tests to ensure that, "the concrete is
correct, that the concrete reaches strength
and ensures the level of compaction inside
the houses [foundation] is good."
He fully expects the builders to raise
the standards even more, saying that they
have tests implemented that will ensure
the homes are built "to the highest level
possible." Government will be "sampling
each house" and testing for termites be-
cause some homes recently built in New
Providence and Grand Bahama had a
problem with infestation "because they

were not treated properly."
He said the economic benefits during
these tough times are quantifiable. "For
each house that we build we have anywhere
from five to ten persons who are working -
so we have over 100 people employed," he
said. "This is not counting the electricians
and plumbers."
Mr. Russell revealed that there were a
number of other new subdivisions planned

by the government including subdivisions
in North Abaco and one in Murphy Town
that would be of similar size to Central
The present building taking place in
Spring City is expected to be completed by
the end of August, and Mr. Russell said
that mortgages for persons applying for
those homes should be ready at the same

These are some of the houses ini il constructed in Spring City and now occupied. The
new houses have dramatically changed the look of the community with attractive, freshly
painted houses. Seventy-five more homes will be constructed of which 35 are now under

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James W. Dean is honoured
By Jennifer Hudson
James Wilfred Dean, a native of Sandy Point, was the
only Abaconian honored in the Queen's Birthday Hon-
ours' list this year. Mr. Dean received the British Em-
pire Medal (BEM) for long and dedicated service to the
community in the area of business, especially the fishing
and mail service industries.
Mr. Dean spent his entire life in Sandy Point until
moving to Nassau five years ago. As a very young boy
he began fishing with his father, Capt. Ernest A. Dean,
and from there spent his whole life working in the fish- Capt. James W Dean
ing and mail boat industry. Most of his business is now
carried out in Nassau where his children reside, thus his decision to move there
though he still has close business and family ties with Abaco and visits frequently.
Mr. Dean owns the two fishing boats, Nay Dean and Jayette Dean and the mailboat
Mia Dean named after his daughters. The Jayette Dean is based in Nassau while the
Nay Dean is based on Abaco with the Mia Dean plying between Nassau and Long
Island. He also owns J&J Seafood and Heritage Seafood in Nassau. Mr. Dean has
passed the family's love of the fishing industry onto his daughters who all assist him
in his business.

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The Abaconian July 15,2010

The Editor


Another successful Regatta

Regatta Time in Abaco began 35 years
ago with the goal of funding an Abaco en-
try to compete in the Family Island Regatta
on George Town, Exuma. That event was
begun to perpetuate the traditional Baha-
mian sailing sloops with cash prizes as
incentives. Although these regattas are ex-
pensive to organize, it has kept a fleet of
traditional sloops functioning.
A grandchild of Abaco's initial effort
is the sloop Abaco Rage based in Hope
Town. This sloop, built in Man-O-War,
competes in George Town and occasion-
ally in the Long Island Regatta. Now days,
it is often seen competing locally with our
cruising sailboats.
The original organizers believed that
Abaco had the potential to host an event
similar to the George Town Regatta featur-
ing native boats. The first Abaco Regatta
took place in the fall of 1976 with one
Abaco sloop competing against four sloops
from Nassau. Ten cruising boats joined in
the races held off Marsh Harbour.
The high costs of hosting native boats
caused the organizers to look for other
ways to continue.
Summer tourism in the 70s was slow,
not the robust summer we see now. A re-
gatta hosting Florida boats was the answer
and Regatta Time in Abaco was born.
Furthermore, the entrants paid us for the
privilege of racing and participating in the
The venue has expanded over the years
and so has our summer visitor activity.
Our summers now boast of the most visi-
tors and the longest sustained period of
visitor activity for the year. The original
single event off Marsh Harbour has grown
to five races and nine evening parties.
Regatta Time in Abaco has grown to be
Abaco's largest event by any measure. The
Fiddle Cay beach party can easily have
2,000 persons on shore and in the shal-
low water. The Regatta lasts for nine or 10
days depending on how the Bahamian and
American Independence holidays fall. Par-
ties are held at a different locations each
night in one of five towns with the fleet and
party goers moving about 30 miles from

the first event to the last.
Some of our visiting sailors stay with
the accommodations on their boat. A few
boats come from this area with the crew
going home every night. Some race boats
even come with a mother yacht comfort-
ably berthed at a marina to accommodate
family and guests.
But many race participants rent hotel
rooms or houses for an operations base
with the convenience of a full size kitchen,
bathroom and normal beds in one location,
then use rented power boats to go to the
various towns. Then there are those who
reserve hotel rooms months ahead, hop-
ping from one hotel to another as the event
Besides the obvious benefits the area re-
ceives by hotels, marinas and restaurants,
there are the airplane tickets, taxis, grocer-
ies and ferry boats used by those participat-
ing or following the events.
Our grocery stores and liquor outlets see
a big increase in sales during the event. In
fact, the Ministry of Tourism's statistician
sees the Regatta begin by the sharp spike in
visitor arrivals.
Besides the money spent here by our re-
gatta guests, there is the promotional value
we receive when they all return home.
Their word of mouth advertising for the

area is something that even the best efforts
by tourism officials cannot duplicate.
All in all, it adds to the many reasons
for Abaco's popularity and our high rate of
return visitors.

BEC keeps us

in the dark
In early July it looked as if BEC had
solved its problems. During the recent Re-
gatta we had four days without power in-
terruptions at our house: July 2, 3, 4 and
5. Then the load shedding began again on
July 6. Hours of lost service since then

3 hours
1 hour 45min
7 hours 5 min
9 hours
2 hours 50 min
3 hour 40 min
2 hour 15 min

July 6
July 8
July 10
July 11
July 12
July 13
July 14

It is not known whether the above load
shedding is representative of all of Abaco
or just on Marsh Harbour's Pelican Shores
where we live.
There continues to be a reluctance by
BEC's management to let us know the sta-
tus of the present plant. Telling us will not
make it any better, but it would remove the

mystery element.
Letting us know specifics about its prob-
lems and particularly what management is
doing about it would make us feel less like
second rate citizens
Enough weeks have passed for BEC to
bring in parts and even experts or techni-
cians as necessary to get more of the gener-
ators operating. Has BEC made any effort
to do this? We do not know. We wonder
if the management in Nassau is actually
aware of our predicament here.
At the moment, the only reliable way to
know what is going on at the plant is to vi-
sually check the belching smokestacks and
add up the potential output of those genera-
tors. Then it can be determined how many
MegaWatts the plant is capable of produc-
ing at that moment.
The Abaconian has been promised a
summer update on the new plant. Perhaps
we can bring the status of the new facility
to the public's attention in a future edition.
We are all anxious to see it connected, giv-
ing us steady service finally.
Even though each day brings us closer
to relief, that is not a consolation when we
cannot do business as usual, when our visi-
tors are upset and angry, when we are suf-
fering from the heat and when we cannot
live a normal life.

Setteks to the gdltok

From an

innocent man
Dear Editor,
Though I appreciate the publicity . .
it's not me. I am not the Barefoot Bandit.
I have stolen nothing ever from The Ba-
hamas except a bottle of Kalik from Nip-
pers some 10 years ago yes, it was me,
Just want to notify all my family and
friends in The Bahamas that if you see a
Barefoot Man rummaging in your back
yard . it's not me.
However, I will be available for a "line
up" and fingerprints at Nippers at our
annual Beach Concert on July 23 to 24 -
should you need true identification.
Yours truly,
Barefoot Man

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Dear Editor,
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pick up passengers from the airport. Is
Abaco to be different? We now boast of
being the second busiest airport in the na-
tion. Will we compromise because of rude-
ness to our guests.
Because of its growth and customer de-
mands, Abaco has now been given fran-
chises allowing tour operators to pick up
passengers at the airport. If a customer
wants a stretch limousine or bus, he/she
shouldn't be forced to take another mode
of transport. The customers, if they are not
given what they want, will go somewhere
else. Can we afford this during these dif-
ficult economic times? No one form of
transportation or individual is entitled to
pick up our foreign visitors. All modes of
transportation must pay a franchise fee,
and we all have to make a livelihood.
Change has now come and for those
who resist we all will lose!
Concerned Abaconian

Government is not

listening to the people
Dear Editor,
When one looks at the current budget
put forward in the House of Parliament for
the upcoming fiscal year and sees some of
the extreme tax hikes that are slated to start
July 1, one has to wonder whose interest
the government is looking out for.
The government has taken on too many
projects, outspending the country's means
during a time of economic hardship across
the globe, and now is "sticking it" to the
people by increasing taxes not by a little,
but in certain cases doubling the amount to
be paid.
In a time of economic difficulty with an
unemployment rate of around 14 percent
and people having to either work harder
and longer to take home the same salary
they took home two or more years ago, if
they actually are able to, it is excessive and
cruel for a government to take on so many
projects, most of which are not necessary,
and then expect us to foot the bill by taking
more from us when we have less to give.
The rate increases on vehicles, for ex-
ample, is outrageous and has not consid-
ered the effects it will have on the abilities
of many to afford the vehicles that they

need, instead forcing them to use a vehicle
that will, in the long run, cost them more
because of its inherent inability to provide
the needed functionality.
Making it more personal, on Abaco
where the central government has refused
to fix horrible road conditions, a vehicle
with a small engine means a vehicle that
will be quickly worn out by the constant
battering the roads provide. While a truck
or SUV is more suitable, only the rich will
be able to continue to drive them because
now we have to pay 85 percent (in essence
doubling their already higher price) by the
time it is landed in The Bahamas. Then we
will likely have to pay double ($550) to
license the vehicle. All this for a vehicle
that is necessary because of road condi-
tions that have been neglected by central
government for over 10 years, maybe 15.
Again, looking at it from the perspective
of Abaco, the government has taken on a
$20 million dollar project in building a new
government complex to house all govern-
ment agencies in a single building with the
alleged idea that it will reduce the amount
of money paid out by the government in
rent monies.
The necessity of this complex is be-
yond questionable, and the consequences
are hurtful to the Abaco economy. Cen-
tral government says, "We are creating
construction jobs during a slow economic
period." Reality states, however, they are
misusing funds and ignoring needed infra-
structure improvement by not fast tracking
the much (cannot be emphasized enough)
needed airport terminal and air traffic tow-
er renovation. Abaco's airport is a disgrace
to a gateway to the second busiest airport
in The Bahamas and little has been done
since the needed improvements were made
quite apparent from over 20 years ago.
You cannot talk to a single Abaconian
who does not see this as a disgrace: that a
new airport terminal and a new mini hos-
pital have both been passed over in favor
of an unnecessary government complex.
Faith in this present government is wan-
ing, and it is evident that there is no care
or concern about the people's needs, es-

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pecially when public opinion is effectively
shown to be an afterthought.
The government is not ashamed of what
it is doing, especially to the Out Islands.
It is apparent it believes that it can do as it
pleases, forgetting that the people of The
Bahamas are the ones who put it there and
are the ones for whom it is working. If we,
the people of The Bahamas don't hold the
government accountable, this will continue
and get worse. If the government, that is
elected by the people, does not represent
the will of the people, then all we have is a
democratic dictatorship where the govern-
ment is elected but does as it pleases and
ignores the will of the people. Only we the
people can change this. But I fear that we
the people lack the unity or resolve to ef-
fectively make this change a reality.
Beyond Disgruntled

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about the lawsuit against BEC in regards to
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nor have we been pushing to actually
stop the plant. But it has become appar-
ent through evidence provided in the court
case that BEC is doing things irresponsibly
and in total secrecy. The point of this law-
suit is to make sure that the power plant
proceeds in a manner that is safe for our
health, our tourism, our fishing economy
and our environment. Only through proper
consultation with professionals and local
communities can this be achieved, which is
one of the points of the lawsuit.
BEC has been trying to blame the delays
of the construction on the lawsuit and those
that have initiated it. This is a ridiculous
statement. There were no lawsuits against
the new runway and airport in Marsh Har-
bour and look at how long that has taken.
And continues to take. Where is the new
Aside from normal construction delays,
the real reasons for the delays are BEC's
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1. They failed to perform a proper land
survey and so didn't realize that some of
the roads and construction areas sat on un-
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under the weight of the new equipment.
Once they realized this, they had to make
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and challenges of shipping in fuel through
southern Abaco channels. In winter, the
channels are treacherous, and in all condi-
tions the geography is extremely restrictive
for maneuvering fuel tankers, as promi-
nent boat captains have pointed out. Plus
the need for dredging, which they didn't
realize until recently. The change to truck-
ing in fuel from Marsh Harbour is due to
safety and logic. Any delays from this are
due to BEC's poor planning and not the
3. They failed to do any real accounting
to realize that diesel is actually CHEAPER
than Bunker C once operation costs are tak-
en into account. Although both Kevin Bas-
den and Fred Gottlieb insisted that this new
plant is "easy" to convert to diesel; they are
now blaming construction delays on this
"easy" conversion. With more planning,
we would have had a proper, and cheaper,
diesel burning plant in the beginning.
4. The move from Snake Cay to Wilson
City cost a year. This was not due to con-
sultation with any local groups, but only
done because the government wanted to
give Snake Cay to another get-rich-quick
developer with no money of his own.
All of these issues, and many more,
could have been addressed prior to the start
of construction with proper professional
and local consultation. A pathetically inad-

equate Environmental Impact Assessment
by an unlicensed and unqualified outfit does
not count. Neither does a public meeting af-
ter construction began where it was made
clear that Wilson City was a done deal.
That is the heart of the lawsuit, to try
and bring everything out into the open
before corruption and bad planning ruin
Abaco, one of the most amazing places in
The Bahamas.
It is unfortunate that BEC is now experi-
encing major power problems with the old
plant. This is due to a long history of poor
maintenance and neglect and has nothing to
do with the lawsuit. Many people suspect
that BEC has just given up trying to fix the
old plant until things get going at Wilson
City. And although Mr. Basden insists that
there are no transmission problems in Ab-
aco, I think that the past month has shown
the error of this statement. That and the
fact that at a public Hope Town Council
meeting, a BEC official specifically apolo-
gized for all of the transmission problems
the cays were experiencing.
With this history of negligence and pow-
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son City comes online will we once again
be experiencing brown outs, surges and
power failures? I hope that I am wrong,
but I fear that it won't take long.
Matthew McCoy

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News of the Cays

Hope Town District
Council Meeting
By Timothy Roberts
The contract for the residential gar-
bage and dump maintenance awarded to
Christian and Clay Wilhoyte was signed
at a Hope Town District Council meeting
held on July 29 at the Council office. The
contract, read by Chief Councillor Jeremy
Sweeting, stated that the dump site was to
be open seven days a week and to be kept
"neat and orderly." They were given a 60-
day grace period after which no burning
at the dump site would be allowed. The
contract will expire on April 30, 2011, and
is expected to be renewed for three more
years at that time.
During the Hope Town District Council
meeting on June 29, it was revealed that

Joe's Cay is filing suit with the Supreme
Court to appeal the decision citing irregu-
larities and bias after receiving an unsatis-
factory result from its appeal to the Minis-
ter of Local Government. The appeal to the
Minister was made by the developers after
the Hope Town Council rejected their plan
for a development on Joe's Cay.
During the reading of minutes there
arose a dispute over whether Lynyard
Cay was in the Hope Town District or the
South Abaco District. Administrator Ce-
phas Cooper said it was in their polling
division and therefore should definitely be
Mr. Sweeting took exception to this and
said that the South Abaco District has the
responsibility and was upset that central
government continued to circumvent their
Council granting permission on the cay,

Council members did a site inspection of a small lot in the middle of Hope Town. The
owner had asked to build with a varience of :.i cc-f,,'t setbacks since the lot was so
small. It was decided to allow five-foot setbacks. 51,in 11 are Councillor Walter Sweeting,
Contractor Billy Albury, Councillor Glenn Laing and Chief Councillor Jeremy Sweeting.

saying, "No applications have ever been
sent to this Council [regarding Lynyard
Mr. Cooper showed a map that had
Lynyard Cay in the Hope Town District, to
which Mr. Sweeting said he wanted some-
thing in writing clarifying the boundaries
from the Ministry of Local Government.
Erika Russell, speaking on behalf of a
community group interested in replacing
old play structures in Jarrett Park, spoke
to the Council and provided information
and pictures on the new play structure. She
said they are taking measures to protect the
metal (using powder coating) from rusting.
She requested Council's assistance to bring
it in duty free saying it should "fall un-
der duty free because it will be considered
a gift to the government because [Jarrett
Park] belongs to government." The play
structure has a 20-year lifetime warrantee
and should be in Hope Town by the end
of the summer. Council had no objections.
Bruce Pinder, who was operating a ferry
between Sandy Point and Gorda Cay dur-
ing the recent construction carried out by
Disney Cruise Line, is requesting a license
to operate a ferry service between Marsh
Harbour and Guana Cay and eventually
Hope Town. He is licensed as a ferry/
cruise charter and wants to add two boats
to run his service. He has spent a lot of
time getting all his documents straight in
order to start. Mr. Sweeting suggested that
he get permissions in writing by various
dock owners that say he can "sleep" his
boat(s) at their dock and said they would
approve his license pending the presenta-
tion of all relevant documentation.

Hope Town

Goes Green
By Peggy Thompson
Elbow Cay is well-known for its candy-
striped lighthouse, quaint historic village,
beautiful beaches, close proximity to fish-
ing grounds and friendly locals. The island
may soon be famous for its "state- of-the-
art" waste management Hope Town is
going green!
The Hope Town dump has been the sub-
ject of much controversy. Residents are
concerned about the burning of the debris.
In recent years much of the trash has been
transported to larger landfills on the main-
land, but residents still create too much
trash for the small area designated for the
The Hope Town District Council and
the Elbow Cay Community Association
have made strides toward cleaning up the
island. They have supplemented the gov-
ernment budget to pay for commercial
dumpsters that are shipped off the island
weekly, required construction sites to take
debris off island, encouraged recycling of
aluminum cans, distributed trash recepta-
cles throughout the island and listened to
the community pleas to improve the state
of the waste management.
The Elbow Cay Community Association
focused on the garbage dilemma and be-
gan raising funds to ensure garbage would
continue to be transported off Elbow Cay,
even as government funds are stretched
to the limit. The Bahamas government is
privatizing dumps throughout the country
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and effective July 1 the Hope Town dump
is officially known as Hope Town Waste
Transfer Station. By end of 2010 it will
be completely run by C&C Waste Manage-
"Household garbage pick-up will re-
main much the same for residents," ex-
plains Clay Wilhoyte, a founding member
of Community Association and one of the
"C's" in C & C, "but we will be organiz-
ing incoming garbage into items that can
recycle, compost or chip."
Small businesses including rental homes
are charged a nominal annual fee to cover

costs of shipping and creating a greener
environment. The dump is no longer a
"free for all" but is open official hours:
Monday Saturday 7:30 a.m. to 5:30
p.m. and Sundays 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The gate will be closed at all other times
and manned when open.
Aluminum cans, Bahamian beer bottles
and organic green yard trash will all be
accepted free. The Transfer Station will
charge for a variety of waste from old re-
frigerators to tree trimmings and stumps.
Rates for the variety of waste items are
posted at the Transfer Station and on the

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board at the Post Office. Rather than pay-
ing at the Transfer Station, vouchers are
purchased at Harbour's Edge Restaurant &
Boats in the harbour can bring their gar-
bage to Sunshine Park (just south of the
Hope Town Harbour Lodge) between 8:30
and 9:30 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and
Friday. There is no charge but donations
to the "greening of Hope Town" are never
turned down.

The first step in the long process of a
greener Hope Town involves decreasing
the amount of trash created by residents
and visitors. By separating out the types
of garbage, recycling will be possible and
compost will not only decrease the amount
of garbage shipped but create soil for fu-
ture generations.
It is a noble intention to "clean up our
act" and pass on a green, healthy island to
our children and their children. It means
being mindful thinking about when you
make a purchase what type of container

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Baker's Bay Golf and Ocean Club presented the Dream Team Award to the Golf Main-
tenance team composed of Neil Edwards, Charles Hamblin, Jamal Clarke, Rhyan Spicer,
Danilo Mills, Alain Petit-Compere, Ralph Dames, Fety Anestin, MacDonald Francois,
Richard Bain, Ramon Miller, Daniel Francois, Marc-Henry Dauphin, Manio Louis and
Stephen Pedican. They have worked together from June 2009 ensuring that the golf course
is completed. The award goes to the department that has shown consistent performance,
service, innovation, or improvement over the course of the month. This team, under the su-
pervision of Neil, has produced a superior golf course and the team takes pride in its work.

am I buying? What will happen when I am
done with this item? Taking a little more
time to separate out our composting gar-
bage, aluminum cans and Bahamian beer
bottles really cuts down on the amount of
garbage and renews the earth's natural re-
sources. Hope Town residents care about
our special island and are truly working to-
gether to limit the health risks of an over-
flowing, burning toxic dump one green
step at a time.

Sea Spray holds

its first Art Show
By Jennifer Hudson
Sea Spray Resort on Elbow Cay hosted
its first annual Art Show on June 26. Six-
teen artists from Elbow Cay, Man-O-War
Cay and Marsh Harbour participated and
deemed the show a great success. Brigitte
Bowyer Carey, organizer of
the event, stated that the show
marked two "firsts," the first art
show ever at Sea Spray and the
first ever summer art show on
Abaco. "While there are sev-
eral art shows during the winter
months, there has never been
anything during the summer,
and there is no need for things
to be dead now," she stated. "It
is heartening to see how well
this summer show has been
received, and I hope it will be
one of many summer shows," 2010
she enthused. The many visi- depart
tors to the island who attended She is
the show were impressed by the open-n
displays of art and were pleased from an

to be able to take some local art and crafts
back home with them.
The patio area featured children's
whimsical art on wall hangings, bags and
jewelry by Stacey Adderley, a large assort-
ment of bags, cushions and pillow covers
all in Androsia fabrics by Mandy Sands of
Androsia Smiles and jewelry handcrafted
on Man-O -War Cay by Crissy Lee Elden.
Nearby were the beautiful half-hull mod-
els of Abaco dinghies crafted by Andy Al-
bury; T-shirts, canvas bags and cloth sam-
ples all with the Maeter brand hand printed
designs by Attila Feszt and sea glass mosa-
ics, Christmas tree ornaments and mobiles
by Kent LeBoutillier and Tammy Cash of
The Mermaid's Purse.

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Employee of the
Month is named
Baker's Bay Golf
and Ocean Club
shows its apprecia-
tion by recognizing
an employee who has
gone beyond the call
of duty and delivered
exemplary service.
The Employee of
the Month for April
was awarded to Donnell Jones, a cook and
ment trainer in the Culinary Department.
a hardworking, determined, disciplined and
minded leader. Ms. Jones is willing to learn
nd assist every department.

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Cays From Page 72
Inside, enjoying the benefit of air condi-
tioning on a very hot and humid day, were
nine more artists. Brigitte Bowyer-Carey
displayed her distinctive brightly-hued wa-
ter colours of marine life and local scenes
for which she is well recognized. Linda
Wiltfang showed a very eye catching ar-
ray of her distinctive jewelry in a medley
of colours. Lilian Cash's straw bags were
a popular item as she had many unusual
shapes and designs on display. Marjolein
Scott's bright whimsical mermaids as al-
ways drew much admiration. As well as
onto decorative tiles, she had incorporated
them into jewelry boxes, mugs and luggage

Sea Spray held a very successful Art Show o
organized by Brigitte Carey, shown on the ri
16 artists. It was the first art show held on A

Mary Balzac, who became known for
her sea glass creations, has now transferred
her talents to painting and had several piec-
es of her work on display. She was intro-
duced to the joy of painting by American
artist, Walter Bartman, who comes each
year to Elbow Cay to conduct workshops.
Racquel Russell is a talented artist who not
only paints but produces interesting work
with driftwood and ceramics. At this show
she displayed only her acrylic paintings.
Joanne Bradley busily sketched anyone
who was willing to sit for her while also
displaying some of her paintings and drift-
wood pieces.
Tuppy Weatherford is well known for
her photography which she had at the
show, but she is now trying her hand at
some painting and her fondness for turtles
was evident in the pieces she had on dis-
play. She was selling
some of the late Colyn
Rees's photographs.
His aerial shots of El-
bow Cay were of spe-
cial interest to visitors
i to the cay.
Mr. Perrec Petry's
stunning wood sculp-
tures of marine life
rounded out the wide
variety of artistic
work on display. Mr.
Petry calls his pieces
Drift Art and says of
his work "I recycle
n June 26. It was nature's discards into
eight and attracted sculptures to remind us
4baco in the sum- to honour nature."

By Brigitte Carey
On July 3 myself and 14 other Abaco
ladies went to Nassau to Doctor's Hospital
for our first mammograms. This trip was
sponsored by the Abaco Cancer Society.
I cannot tell you what a totally positive
experience this has been for all of us. Ev-
eryone at Doctor's Hospital was so profes-
sional and nice (NO pain, ladies). Lunch at
the cafeteria there was superb and plenti-
ful. We also were taken to see the Cancer
Caring Center in Nassau. What a beauti-
ful, peaceful and uplifting place; and the
staff is so very caring the grounds are
gorgeous. The Abaco Cancer Society has

contributed greatly to the building and up-
keep of the Center. Abaco Cancer patients
are able to stay there for free during their
treatments in Nassau.
I urge every woman over 35 years of
age living on Abaco who has never had a
mammogram and has no insurance to get
in touch with the Abaco Cancer Society.
So far this year, the Abaco Cancer So-
ciety has helped 51 cancer patients and
facilitated two successful trips for mam-
mograms this year. There are still some
spaces left for its August trip.

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Bahamas National
Trust holds Art Show
By Jennifer Hudson
The Bahamas National Trust and the
Abaco Beach Resort invited the people
of Abaco to celebrate Bahamian Indepen-

Raquel Russell is new to the art world on Al
Sandy Point, she offers a variety of lovely
and cards.

dence by supporting the national parks of
Abaco. To this end they presented The
Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days of Summer Ab-
aco Style Art Show and Silent Auction at
the Abaco Beach Resort on July 9 which
continued during the following day. All
proceeds from the show were to benefit
the maintenance of existing moorings and
f j construction of new
moorings for the Fowl
Cays and Pelican Cays
National Parks.
In his words of wel-
come, David Knowles,
the Bahamas National
Trust Warden for Ab-
Saco, mentioned that
this summer fund rais-
ing event is the second
fund raiser on Abaco
for the national parks
by the Bahamas Na-
tional Trust. "Abaco
supports its local art-
ists, and we felt that
this would be a good
baco. A native of way to garner com-
acrylic paintings munity support for

our parks since many
people love to go snor-
keling and diving there.
Mooring maintenance
is very costly," stated
Mr. Knowles.
Four of the artists
traveled from Nassau
for the event while the
remainder were Abaco
artists. Trevor Tucker
and Marco Mullings,
both from Nassau,
came to Abaco for the Tim Higgs h6
first time. Trevor paints waterphotogi
in acrylic and his sub- art show on J
jects are varied, captur- photographs.
ing different aspects of
the Bahamas. Marco captures the essen
of The Bahamas using many different sul
Also from Nassau was "Tiff," who ha
participated previously at the BNT sho
here in January. Her water colour on si
paintings are striking in their vibrant c(
lours, and this time she also had some si
fans on display.
Anthony "Big Mo" Morley plies b
tween Nassau and Abaco since he h,

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become well known for his beautiful under-
phs. His booth at the Bahamas National Trust
y 9 and 10 was another display of outstanding

homes in both places and specializes in fine
S art photo realism.
Joann Bradley utilizes to the full her
S bountiful surroundings at Cherokee Sound.
I had a surprise this time when I saw the
k very large dimensions of an oil painting of
a peaceful Cherokee Beach scene displayed
on an easel as Joann has previously been
known for producing small paintings.
e Kimberley Sturrup is never ending in
her ideas for new and innovative craftwork
and at every show one can rely on her hav-
ing something new on display. Her unique
jewelry pieces are all asymmetrical and
extremely interesting. She uses gunmetal,
silver and copper and incorporates glass,
silver, and ceramic. Every bead Kimberley
forms herself with a blow torch.
It was good to see Marjolein Scott back
after an absence of a few shows. This time
she had a colorful display of tiles, mugs,
jewelry boxes and luggage labels incorpo-
I rating her very colorful whimsical designs.
Sharing a booth alongside Ms. Scott were
Linda Wiltfang with her stunning line of
jewelry and cloth flowers, Lillian Cash
showing her many different designs of
straw bags and Royce Sands who produces
amazing turned wood pieces in wonderful
patterns from the local trees such as dog-
wood, horseflesh and cedar.
Tim Higg's stunning underwater photo-
graphs always catch the eye. He had a very
nice assortment on display which were all
attractively framed in interesting worm-
eaten wood frames.
Brigitte Bowyer-Carey's beautiful wet
on wet watercolours of Bahamian scenes
portray the translucent seas and vibrant co-
lours of the tropics. Her latest addition to
her collection is a large painting of a sea
Copper critter mobiles are always a fun
sight at Kent Le Boutillier's Cocomotion
Island Art booth. Alongside her critters
was a very nice new line of wood photo
frames decorated with treasures from the
sea. Tami Cash's latest creation's are mo-
saic crosses incorporating sea glass with an
inspirational text which would look love-
ly on any wall and some interesting wire
creatures incorporating sea glass, sponges,
shells, driftwood and pottery shards .
Completing the slate of artists were
Raquel Russell with her delightful acrylic
on canvas paintings, Jeep Byers displaying
a variety of painting styles, Atilla Feszt
with his unique hand screened T-shirts
and totes and Kristen Pearce with her eye
catching array of jewelry.
A silent auction of several pieces was
held and complimentary wine rounded out
the evening. It was a pity that attendance
was very low at this fund raiser both for
the artists and the Bahamas National Trust.

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SF Christian Network will provide television newly constructed Friendship Tabernacle not be here during a hurricane as the boats
____ tm Pe 74 coverage and is in direct communication which he hopes will be completed within have to be moved to safe moorings. It was
Disaster Prepare with the National Hurricane Centre. This the next 30-60 days as a special needs shel- decided that Petty Officer Rolle will meet
Disaster Preparedness year our scheduling of updates may be ter. Lenora Black of the Ministry of Edu- with Social Services to work out how best
Meeting different from the United States schedule cation mentioned her concern for the safety the Defence Force can assist.
eef because we will give updates immediately of children and asked that safety measures John Pintard of Emergency Medical
By Jennifer Hudson when we receive them instead of waiting be put in place at the shelters and parents Services reported that EMS comprises
Since the 2010 hurricane season is now for the next scheduled weather report. All to be made accountable for their children. eight medical personnel which will be re-
upon us a disaster preparedness meeting agencies need to be on the alert," he stated. Sarone Kennedy of the Red Cross stated located from the government dock to the
was held on June 22 in the Department Charlemae Fernander of the Social Ser- that the Red Cross is ready. It has a new Marsh Harbour government clinic during
tak eodes wee invited to pawicih all r ant vices Department affirmed that they have crop of enthusiastic members who are will- a hurricane. The emergency vehicles are
stakeholders were invited to participate a huge responsibility. The main focus of ing to serve wherever they can, its commu- normally put in a safe place when winds
submit Chairman Cooper,her report was on hurricane shelters, and nications system is up and the organization reach above 35 mph as they have a tenden-
Senior Administrator, state, "We are here she reported that a team has inspected the has supplies on hand. The Environmen- cy to blow over due to their configuration.
to evaluate where we are in regards to pre- shelters during the past few weeks from tal Health Department warns everyone Carlos Escovar of Man Diesel, the com-
paredness for this hurricane season which Grand Cay to Moore's Island. In Central to make sure that their drinking water is pany is building the new power station at
is predicted t be a very active one. We Abaco six have been designated, 12 in safe and recommends a half teaspoonful of Wilson City, offered the loan of eight gen-
must prepare for the worst but expect the North Abaco and six in South Abaco. The bleach per gallon of water. erators to be used at shelters during hur-
best'. command centre will be at Central Abaco Petty Officer Rolle of The Royal Baha- ricanes and offered the help of their trained
Co-chairman, Pastor Silbert Mills, gave Primary School. mas Defence Force informed that for the mechanics and electricians to assist if need-
information on what to expect regard- Ms. Fernander mentioned that some of past eight to 10 weeks a permanent team of ed. Bahamas Telecommunications Corpo-
ing weather coverage before and during a the shelters are in need of attention regard- four officers has been stationed on Abaco. ration informed that it has everything ready
hurricane. "The central reporting agency ing leaks, and there is a need for security A permanent base has been established including all its satellite phones and is just
is the Nassau Meteorological Office, and
Sthe N u Meteoroiognca w n t ce, ate. Ths at several shelters. She stressed that if per- here because it is a fast growing island. in need of some tree trimming on the cays.
they will determine when to activate. This sons believe that their house is not a safe The officers will assist in law enforcement John Schaeffer of the Ministry of Works
year they are imposing earlier warnings place to be in a hurricane, they MUST go and in whatever other ways are needed be- stated that all drains have been cleared, and
than have formerly been given and are pre- to a shelter in good time and not wait until fore, during and after hurricanes though
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his men have chain saws at the ready. Mi-
chelle Mikula of the Ministry of Tourism
mentioned that there is a plan available on
the internet with instructions for tourists.
In closing, Mr. Mills said that he felt
strongly that Abaco should have a web
page where information can be posted dur-
ing storms and people can log on to get
information. He asked that Mr. Cooper to
make it a project.
Items to be taken to shelters
A list of items which every person
MUST take with them to a shelter was
given by Mrs. Fernander and is as follows:
* All medications being taken a one

week's supply in a Ziploc bag
* All important documents such as a will,
mortgage, insurance and passports in Zip-
loc bags
* Two gallons of drinking water per person
Basic cleaning items including a small bot-
tle of bleach
* Food supplies should be items which
need no heating. Peanut butter is a good
source of protein
* Batteries, flashlights and battery-operat-
ed radio.
* A week's supply of clothing which should
be no more than can fit into a suitcase.
* Things for children to do.

Dundas Town names
three to be honored
By Samantha V. Evans
As part of the 37th celebration of In-
dependence, each town in Central Abaco
name persons to be honored at the ceremo-
ny on July 9. The Dundas Town Commit-
tee chose to honor three persons from their
community who have made great contribu-
tion to its development. Chief Councillor
Cay Mills was prepared to speak highly on
their behalf at the ceremony but due to the
extensive program at the celebrations, he
decided to honor them in print.
Shequille Jones, valedictorian of Abaco
Central High School class of 2010, was

honored in education. He is a very accom-
plished young man. Besides being the vale-
dictorian of his class, he was also head boy
and a leader on his campus. He has always
maintained a GPA above a 3.79 which al-
lowed him to secure a full scholarship to
the University of Tampa where he will be-
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2010. He is the son of Gwendolyn Jones.
Pastor Alexander Archer, senior pastor
of Church of the Latter Rain, was honored
in religion. He got his start in ministry at
the Church of God in Dundas Town. He
grew spiritually by serving on the National

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celled in sports and academics. He served Archer fam ily
as Deputy Head Boy and maintained a

Youth Board and as youth pastor. His pas- GPA of 3.2. In 2008 he received an athletic plan reUnion
sion and prayer is for youth of this nation scholarship to attend West Oaks Academy By Canishka Alexander
to be established spiritually, morally and in Orlando, Florida, where he graduated The Archer family will renew their ties
economically so that they will become ef- with a 3.7 GPA. He received a State of through a family reunion for the descen-
fective nation builders. His manner exem- Florida Speech Scholarship and received a dants of Thomas and Nogie Archer, which
plifies true Christian life and his integrity Sportsmanship award. He expects to sign will be held on July 30 to August 2. It is
reflects his devotion to God. a basketball scholarship and return to col- expected that more than 200 family mem-
The final honoree was Livingston Em- lege in January 2011 at Brevard Commu- bers will come together.
manuel Cornish who was named for his nity College or Sante Fe College, both in According to Nadeen Beneby, their an-
success in sports. He received an athletic Florida, or at Holland College in Canada. cestors, Thomas and Nogie, were freed
and academic scholarship in September slaves from the Carolinas, who were
2005 to attend Sunland Baptist Academy among the Black Loyalists. The Black
in Freeport, Grand Bahamas, where he ex- Loyalists, she said, were described as Brit-

ish Americans of African heritage and
were granted the opportunity to travel to
Canada, Britain, Sierra Leone and The
Bahamas because of their support of the
Glender Knowles, co-chairperson, said
that an itinerary can be found at www.
descendantsoftomnogiarcher.com so that
family members can order event tickets,
T-shirts and memorabilia. She said that the
airport roundabout will once again bear the
name Shervin Archer Circle.

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Country and Western "Prime Time" Night
Come and enjoy our savory, mouth- Enjoy a mouthwatering Prime Rib dinner
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family-style dinner every Saturday night
enevery Saturday night
every Wednesday night Anglers Restaurant 6 pm 10 pm
from 6 pm 10 pm Live music by "Stephen Colebrook."
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every Thursday in Anglers Restaurant Stephen Colebrook
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Central From Page 18
Mrs. Beneby said the late Shervin Ar-
cher, M.P., will be memorialized. Jenny
Reckley of Green Turtle Cay, Brunetta Ar-
cher Sherman, who celebrated her 100th
birthday on July 7, and Leroy Archer will
all be honoured.
Marsh Harbour Marina
holds tournament
By Timothy Roberts
A fun fishing tournament was held at the
Marsh Harbour Marina in May with pro-
ceeds benefitting Every Child Counts.
The annual event occurred over a week-
end of large ocean swells; however, the
determined fishermen (and ladies) braved
the seas and still had fun. Nine-year-old
Brad Albury, the Top Junior Angler for
the weekend, was not intimidated by the
weather reeling in a 20.5 pound dolphin.
He was excited and said that he really en-
joys fishing!
The Top Tuna was caught by Marty
Sawyer on Justice/Rosebud team, a yel-
lowfin tuna weighing 46 pounds. Stacey
Thompson reeled in the largest billfish dur-
ing the tournament. Bookie Albury caught
the top dolphin weighing 40 pounds and

Elmer Bethel caught a 31.5 pound wahoo
which was the top wahoo. Debbie Malone
on the Justice team had the most billfish
During the awards ceremony the orga-
nizers held a raffle and an auction with
those who won their raffle prizes donating
them back to be auctioned off
Chamber hosts small
business seminar
By Timothy Roberts
The Abaco Chamber of Commerce
hosted a Small Business Tips seminar at
New Vision Ministries on July 1 in which
various business persons shared advice on
creating and maintaining a small business.
A recurring advice tip given by most of the
presenters was the need for persons start-
ing a business to create a sound business
plan with the advice of a good accountant.
Delores Johnson of Scotia Bank spoke
on Business Mistakes to Avoid, emphasiz-
ing the need to keep accurate records of
what is happening with your finances so
you can track where your money is spent,
what your daily and monthly intakes are,
what is happening with your cashflow and
keeping up with inventory. She recom-
mends using computer software in order to
keep track of these things easily.

Royal Bank's Elvira Moss, Sylvia
Poitier and the new manager Julius Sey-
mour spoke on Doing Business & Relat-
ing to your Bank in tough economic times.
The audience was encouraged to keep up
to date with bank payments and establish
a good banking history and credit, allow-
ing the bank to be more lenient during
tough economic times. They encouraged
businesses to streamline their operations
by reducing their energy consumption and
unnecessary spending. Businesses were
encouraged to increase their marketing ef-
forts during these tough times.
Carlene Farquharson of Alexiou,
Knowles & Co. gave an overview of the
different types of businesses: sole pro-
prietorship, partnership and limited. She
shared the importance of a written con-
tract and to plan how disputes are to be
resolved. Ms. Farquharson stressed the
need to distinguish between a friendship
and a business relation-
ship in order to protect
all parties, encouraging
them to resolve issues
through mediation and
arbitration and avoid
going to court.
Alphonso Wright
from the Department
of Business Licensing
and Real Property Tax
spoke of the need for
all businesses to have
a license. Those who T A
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do not can face a fine
small business o0
of $10,000 or two years advice about pla
advice about pla
in prison. He gave an
overview of licensing ing. are

a business and encouraged persons who
close their business to be sure to inform
the department. He encouraged persons
buying an existing business to ensure the
books are in order and all the past fees
have been paid up to date.
Cleola Pinder of BP Consultants talked
about the importance of recognizing op-
portunities. She encouraged entrepreneurs
to get good advice and network to get good
business ideas and to stay alert so that you
can recognize any entrepreneurial oppor-
tunities. She encouraged the audience to
take advantage of government concessions
that are available and be sure to always
have a contingency plan for changes in
government regulations.

Please see Central Page 20

,iiNI' of Commerce organized a seminar for
owners. Several presenters gave very practical
inning, keeping track of finances and market-
Carlene Farquharson and Sylvia Poitier, both

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Craft classes
planned for August
By Samantha V. Evans
The All Abaco Handy Craft Association
in conjunction with the Bahamas Agricul-
tural and Industrial Corporation and the
Ministry of Tourism and Aviation will host
two seminars beginning August 2nd with
Export Marketing and ending August 6th
with Product Development.
Each workshop will be held over two
days at Abaco Central High School from 9
a.m. to 5 p.m. Associations from Abaco,
Berry Islands, Bimini
and Grand Bahama
have been invited to
participate. All handi-
craft artisans from
other areas are also
invited to be a part of
this event.
The objectives of
these seminars are to
increase the export
competitiveness of
artisans through the
development of new
collections and the
adoption by artisans
of sound export mar-
keting techniques and
practices. The training Fidelity Financial
is geared towards at- to manage their
tracing artisans of all Manager of the A
sectors who are export sau to talk on mo,

ready. At the end of this training, the par-
ticipants may be invited to participate in
the re-branding of 16th Caribbean Gift and
Craft Show to be held in Santo Domingo.
Interested persons can contact Nadine
Rolle, Lovely Reckley or Susan Sawyer.
Fidelity Bank Holds
Financial Seminar
By Samantha V. Evans
Fidelity Bank Limited held a Debt Free
Seminar at the Anglican Church Hall on
June 19. The purpose of this seminar was
to help people get out of debt and get on
the right track to financial freedom. While
doing this, Fidelity Bank helps them save

I held a seminar on June 19 to assist people
finances. Victoria Albury, second from right,
Lbaco Branch, brought two ladies from Nas-
ney management.

money while paying off their bills. Victo-
ria Albury, manager of the Abaco Branch,
gave an overview of the bank beginning
with its start as British American Bank in
the 1970s to the time it became an even
more progressive bank under the Fidelity
Bank umbrella.
The mission of the bank is to help Baha-
mians grow and manage their wealth. She
wants to encourage persons to take steps to
save but to be mindful that financial success
does not happen overnight. In fact, success
is a long term achievement and not a short
term goal. She and the team from Abaco
were joined by two ladies from the Nassau
office to assist locals to put some goals in
place to better manage their finances.
Following Mrs. Albury was Viline Bap-
tiste, who spoke about the various ways
people acquire money and wealth. She
spoke specifically about inheritance, sav-
ings, investments and loans. She explained
various types of loans. Good loans help
one grow equity such as a mortgage or
property loan.
Lizette McKenzie from the Nassau of-
fice spoke of the remaining services Fidel-
ity offers and told the locals that making a
decision to be debt-free is the first step to
their obtaining financial freedom. She told
them not to get caught up in buying items
that they do not need or making out credit
cards as these items will take them a long
time to pay off and they will remain in debt
The final presenter was Debra Ney-
mour, who spoke of the various tools they
can use to assess their financial situation.
At the end of the seminar many ques-
tions were asked by attendees who were

very interested in consolidating their loans
and becoming debt-free followed by indi-
vidual sessions with them and the repre-
sentatives. A light lunch was served at this
time as well.
Murphy Town
Park issue
By Mirella Santillo
On July 7 three members of the Mur-
phy Town Committee, Chairman Renardo
Curry, Chief Councillor Cubell Davis and
the Chairman of the Licensing Committee,
Sonnith Lockart, met with the Administra-
tor and the Assistant Superintendent of Po-
lice to discuss an issue arising at the Mur-
phy Town park.
Residents of Murphy Town have com-
plained that the park is used on Sundays by
soccer players and that alcohol and food is
sold there without permits from the Coun-
cil (which is in charge of the parks) or a
vending license and that the spectators to
the games often display loud and "uncon-
trolled" behavior.
The meeting addressing that complaint
was held in private. The decision that en-
sued was communicated to the press by
Chairman Renardo Curry.
The people conducting the meeting de-
cided that they would find out who was
in charge of the Sunday gatherings at the
park and try to implement the rules and
regulations applicable for the use of the

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Cherokee Sound Kids enjoy an Ice to homemade ice cream and a piece of arcs were really loud and scary with the
birthday cake. The cakes were in celebra- actual fire melting the wires and conduit
By Lee Pinder Cream Social tion of Rev. Joseph's birthday that just into the house's electrical box. The Sands
Visiting Minister- This year the bi-annual Kid's Korner happened to fall a couple of days earlier, noted earlier that their lights had flickered
program and ice cream social fell on Fa- Everyone sang Happy Birthday to the min- several times, and it wasn't long before
In-Training other's Day and quite a few dads showed up ister and wished him many happy returns they smelt the smoke, heard the noise and
Again this summer the Eastern Abaco at Epworth Chapel for an evening of en- of the day. rushed outside to investigate.
Region of Methodist Churches is hosting tertainment along with friends and neigh- Kid's Korner is a church-oriented pro- The men ran outside with their home
a visiting minister-in-training from the end bours. gram held one day a week after school. fire extinguisher to put out the fire, but
of June till the end of August. The children had memorized Bible Usually all the children in the community the noise and smoke continued. It wasn't
Juana Jordan hails from Tallahassee, verses as well as a few songs, but the pro- show up no matter which church they be- long before Tim's neighbour, Michael Jor-
Florida, but she is presently attending gram also included a skit with dialog from long to. Kid's Korner exposes them to sto- gensen, showed up with another fire ex-
university in Atlanta, Georgia. She will Genesis, which was a huge success. The ries from the Bible and music as well as tinguisher and the fire was finally snuffed
be spending time with all three of the Re- children all preformed well and received arts and crafts, and they all look forward out. However, not before the smoke en-
gion's churches: St. Andrews in Dundas prizes for their efforts. A similar program to attending. Unlike some children we hear gulfed the house, leaving behind its very
Town, St. James in Hope Town as well as will take place later in the year around about from other places these days, Chero- unpleasant telltale smell.
Epworth in Cherokee. Christmas time. kee kids seem to want to be out-of-doors BEC was notified and its workmen
Some fun activities are being planned for Nearly every pew in church was occu- more than inside sitting in front of a televi- were on the spot within 30 minutes. They
the young people to educate them in Bible pied and afterwards everyone was treated sion and that's got to be a good thing. hooked up a temporary line to enable the
studies, arts and crafts and outdoor activi- H m i avet Sands to have electricity until a full repair
ties to help the children Home-ire 2i a averted team could return the next day to fix the
enjoy the long hot days Speed Bumps For Cherokee On the evening June 20 a possible catas- problem.
of summer. One of the trophe was averted due to some quick ac- In Cherokee, as in many other settle-
first items on the pro- tons by Tim Sands and his father when the ments, the dips and surges of electricity,
gram will be showing incoming power lines to his home caught not to mention the outages we are having
movies in the Commu- on fire. Arcs of electricity could be seen to endure, are a real problem and the soon-
nity Center on Friday jumping between the two top wires at the
nights that the whole pole outside on the street. Please see South Abaco Page 22
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er BEC gets the new power station up and
running the better off we will all be.
In a small community like Cherokee the
possibility of a full-fledged firestorm with-
in the town limits is a troublesome thought.
Once before in the early 1930s Cherokee
residents lost 17 homes to a raging fire
that swept through one section of the town.
Now-a-days most homes are built of ce-
ment or Hardyboard which would not burn
as quickly as some of the older wooden
houses, and we do have a fire engine sta-
tioned here that is always ready for emer-

Eleanor and Michael Jorgensen are moving
will be greatly missed in Cherokee. They have
in community affairs, in local government a
They are shown here with her sister's grandch
will miss greatly.

agencies. But still, any fire has the capabil-
ity of raging out of control. Those of us
who witnessed the incident all said a little
prayer that evening that clear heads pre-
vailed and a real catastrophe was thwarted.

Saying Goodbye
After 14 years of being in our midst as
neighbours and friends, Michael and El-
eanor Jorgensen are returning to Virginia
near where they lived after getting married
over 25 years ago. Eleanor has Cherokee
roots but lived in the States for many years.
Since moving to Cherokee in 1996 El-
eanor has served as personal secretary to
Rev. Carla Culmer for a time until she
took over as office
manager in her hus-
band's company, J &
J Electric (with part-
ner Bill Johnston). The
company recently took
on another partner and
acquired a new name,
JMJ Electric, and Mi-
chael was bought out,
leaving the Jorgensens
free to return to the
Eleanor was elected
to Local Government,
a job no one likes, but
she took it on with en-
thusiastic and a lot was
accomplished during
her term. She acted
as recording secretary
and worked very close-
ly with Epworth's new
minister, Rev. Seme
to the States and Joseph. And even
e been very active though the Jorgensens
!nd in the church. have no children of
Wildren whom they their own, they doted
on her sister Norma's

grandchildren, Elizabeth and Dilland
Sweeting, and spent a lot of her time with
the Kid's Korner group. All the children
loved her dearly. But we will probably re-
member her best as the church pianist and
local choral director which she did very
capably. There is no doubt we will miss
her accompaniment in singing our Sunday
morning and evening hymns.
I can't leave Michael out as he also
served as Chairman of the Church Board
and often entertained us with his musical
accomplishments by playing his guitar and
"not-too-shabby singing voice" over the
years, not to mention the helping hand in
many local problems and projects.
It's not often you find a couple who were
so willing to jump right in and help wher-
ever they could. These two definitely left
their mark on Cherokee and will not soon
be forgotten. Don't believe for a moment
that Eleanor and Michael will be retiring;
it isn't in their make-up Cherokee's loss
will be Virginia's gain. Their first priority
will be getting settled in their new home
and reacquainted with old friends and hav-
ing more visits with family members who
we understand live close by.
Living in the islands, we often see peo-
ple come and go. The church gave them
a farewell dinner where they were pre-
sented with an unforgettable keepsake of
their time here on Abaco, a half-model of
an Abaco dingy mounted on a lovely piece
of driftwood with many good wishes and
God's Blessing to take with them and hope
they won't soon forget us.

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Cherokee resident Jo-Ann Bradley is
an accomplished artist. She is part owner
along with her husband Peter Bradley of
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Reckley's class took place on Moore's island. Her classes will
continue to travel towards areas with high levels of interest.
The registration fee for classes is $50 per person, and a kit with
all the required materials is $40. Purchasing the kit is optional as
students may bring their own materials.
Mrs. Reckley has been doing craft work her entire life, and her
experiences include studying machine embroidery in China for
three months. She officially teamed up with BAIC five years ago
and became an instructor in 2008.
Machine embroidery and basket weaving may be introduced
into the classes if the level of interest warrants it. Mrs. Reckley
encourages those interested to call her at 367-3442 or the BAIC
office at 242-322-3740.

BNT opens South Abaco office


the Conch Pearl Gallery in Marsh Harbour. Pe-
S- ter was formerly a schoolteacher at Cherokee
All-Age School in the 1960s.
Shown is just one of her artistic talents as a
painter and exquisite craft person. This lovely
large beach scene was done on site at Chero-
S kee's famous Long Dock. It perfectly depicts
the cool clear waters by the Bridge Creek and
captures one of our familiar and graceful coco-
nut palms so well you can almost see the palm
fronds waving. Jo also makes ladies' jewelry
which can be purchased in their Gallery. She
Cherokee Sound ,, cwl cleaned up the waterfront and made is an active member of Friends of the Envi-
many improvements. It now looks very attractive. It is used ronment, an avid protector of our island and a
extensively by the community for vehicular traffic as well as for member of the local Rotary Club.
pulling up their boats. After recently going through a devastating
Quarrying along the highway bout with cancer, Jo has bounced back with
Quarrying along the highway such a positive outlook that it is almost impos-
sible to believe she was ever sick at all. She is
a wonderful role model for other persons who
may have to experience what she went through.
We are happy to see her back home and back in
the swing again. We applaud her and wish her
continued good health.
This oil painting on canvas recently completed
went on display over the 4th of July weekend at
a special show and sale to Winding Bay guests.
Craft classes are underway
-By Annabella Marquis
Craft classes under the direction of Lovely
..- Reckley are underway at the primary school
S- in Crossing Rocks beginning July 13. Mrs.
Reckley works with BAIC to teach a variety
of craft work to anyone wanting to learn. Cur-
Many people are concerned about heavy equipment operators rently the classes are featuring shell and coco-
getting quarry along the Capt Ernest Dean Highway. This is nut work.
where government has permitted them to quarry, but it is leav- The classes run for 10-day stints in different
ing the highway very ugly. It is in disturbed areas that invasive areas of Abaco. Before Crossing Rocks Mrs.

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that will be located on-site at Schooner Bay. This office will
serve as a location for BNT staff to be based and monitor the
Abaco National Park, turtle nesting beaches and other -ilia, tllr
populations in the South Abaco region. 5/, n' here are David
Knowles, Chief Warden with the BNT; Caroline Stahala, Ba-
hama Parrot researcher; and Keith Bishop with Schooner Bay.

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Experiences of a first time sailor

By Annabella Marquis
Being from a fishing village in the south-
west of England has meant that I've always
shared a close acquaintance with the water.
The blustery shores of Cornwall make it a
prime location for sailing competitions and
regattas and draws visitors from across the
country and worldwide for such events.
It is ironic, then, that at the age of 23 I
have only just experienced the excitement
of sailing in a regatta firsthand, not in my
hometown but here in beautiful Bahamas.
The Sea of Abaco proffers a unique hy-
brid situation for those who usually sail
in either open water or enclosed lakes. A
lady from Ohio who had only ever sailed
on lakes since the age of four explained
that she was ready to enjoy the "sea" expe-
rience. And yet, as we soon found out, due
to the cays sheltering the water between
them, the wind and waves synonymous
with open water sailing were noticeably
absent. At one point, we were actually
moving backwards.
I was never aware of how incredibly

technical the process is. The astonishing
number of ropes, winches, hooks, holes
and compartments makes everything al-
most unbearably complicated for someone
looking at it with fresh eyes. Every line
and every part of the boat has an obscure
name that makes you wonder where it
came from. There are some codes to help
you remember left is port side; "left" and
"port" are both four-letter words. "Boom"
means "duck," and I wish I'd paid more
attention to that one.
The day began early. The sky was un-
characteristically murky, the air was heavy
and the water was not its usual electric tur-
quoise. As we putted towards the imagi-
nary starting "line" (which I found very
hard to discern even after we had suppos-
edly crossed it), light rain saturated our
skin and the air around us. It was actually
cold. We all squinted towards the back of
the committee boat trying to make sense
of the code that was to plot our race-
course. My fellow first-time sailor, Mike,
scrawled what was shouted to him from the

stern onto a wet piece of paper; then he and
I spent five minutes debating if one of the
letters was in fact a T or a P.
Our boat, Wind Pirate, started strong.
There was a lustrous breeze blowing. We'd
previously been warned not to take offense
when "cappy" would inevitably scream
at us, but our Captain Dan, a tanned and
agile Floridian in his early fifties, hopped
around the boat gently conveying instruc-
tions, prefacing everyone directed at his
wife Tracy with "darlin." "I mean 'please'
in front of everything I say," he said with
a broad smile.
My primary task was to release the jib
when tacking, then fly to the other side of
the boat and winch the rope that was being
pulled; a daunting task for a girl severely
lacking upper body strength. At this point
the jib sail would fold around the mast and
then, like magic, appear on the other side
of the boat in a perfect triangle. I was ex-
plained the process that the boat undergoes
when motioning forward; the sail catches
the wind and creates a vacuum behind it,
into which the boat is "sucked." I was dis-
appointed the jib didn't fill with wind and
billow outwards like the sails in the story
and history books do. Tracy explained that
the sail I wanted to see was the spinna-
ker, something that could only be utilized
I soon learnt that "down-wind" was a
term to describe the wind coming from be-
hind. In my mind, however, I will always
associate "down-wind" with "no wind,"
since every time we raised the dauntingly
large black spinnaker, emblazoned with a

skull-and-crossbones insignia, we seemed
to be drifting so slowly we were prac-
tically still. At one point, when my legs
were hanging over the side of the boat and
I was eyeing the water for ripples (indica-
tive of "wind tunnels"), Tracy announced
that we were officially moving backwards.
The spinnaker had flattened and the current
was carrying us backwards at a more rapid
pace than we had gone forwards in the pre-
vious hour, which I found both upsetting
and amusing.
When the wind picked up, I was in-
structed to drive while Mike was "flying
the spinnaker," a process which involves
holding either side of the sail with ropes
and adjusting them accordingly in order to
catch the wind. I had to eye the top of the
mast and ensure the arrow was pointing
backwards, indicating that was where the
wind was coming from. Jibing the spin-
naker, the maneuver that followed, is like
tacking the jib only more complicated, as
the spinnaker is a much larger and more
delicate sail. That whole process is now
rather a blur; all I remember is that Mike
and I were heavily congratulated for pull-
ing it off as first-time sailors. When we
brought it down, we sat on the side of the
boat and scooped it up with both hands and
legs, trying to ensure it didn't touch the
water, and I became completely lost under-
neath it. As Mike stuffed it into the cabin, I
found sunlight again.
During the course of the day we experi-

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Sailing From Page 24
enced a multiplicity of weathers: cold, hot,
sunny, rainy, windy and a stagnant calm.
Appropriately, the final leg of our journey
was fast and exhilarating. The wind had
materialized from nowhere, and we now
raced along on the choppy water and over
the finish line.
Awaking after my first ever day of sail-
ing I realized how physically intensive the
process is. Every limb and seemingly every
muscle ached in the aftermath of what had,
at the time, felt like a relatively relaxing
experience. In fact, it is a labor-intensive
and intellectually challenging sport, requir-
ing much thought about wind directions,
currents, strategies, angles, distances and
timing. Sailing is a clean sport that keeps
alive the traditions introduced thousands of
years ago when man had to manipulate na-
ture to his advantage.
All in all, sailing has my vote. Sitting on
the side of Wind Pirate, toes trailing in the
transparent water while watching dolphins
surface in the distance, the sun crystalliz-
ing the salt on my skin. I could not imagine
a better place to learn.

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On June 29 over 150 people gathered
at the Hope Town Harbour Lodge to view
the premiere of The Lionfish Invasion. The
film, made for Friends of the Environment
in partnership with Florida International
University and the University of North
Carolina, was produced by Loggerhead
Productions, a local Abaco-based produc-
tion company.
The Lionfish Invasion documents the
invasion of The Bahamas by the exotic li-
onfish and proposes some solutions to the
problem. Minister of the Environment, the
Hon. Dr. Earl Deveaux, made a special trip
to Abaco to be here for the premiere. He
was joined by his wife and several of his
close friends who joined him from Andros.
Before the film was shown lionfish were
cleaned by students from Florida Interna-
tional University and by members of the
crowd before the fillets were dropped into
a fryer and served to the audience. Several
people participated in the cleaning exercise,
promising to apply their new skills the next
time the saw a lionfish in the water.
After the sky had darkened, Friends of
the Environment Executive Director, Kris-
tin Williams, made a brief presentation
about some of FRIENDS current projects
and encouraged everyone to help stem the
spread of this fish that is threatening ma-
rine resources of The Bahamas.
The film consists of several parts: an

overview of the lionfish invasion, a re-
view of scientific efforts that are underway
to understand the invasion, the effects it
is having on the marine environment and
creating a market for lionfish. This final
section showed clips of the lionfish being
cleaned, cooked and served in several dif-
ferent venues throughout Abaco, from the
Green Turtle Lionfish Derby to the Hope

Town Harbour Lodge kitchen to Jarret
Park in Hope Town. The film showcases
a number of Abaco locals and visitors and
stars Hope Town natives Gary "The Ex-
plorer" Richardson and Thomas Bethel.
To purchase your copy or to arrange
a showing, contact Kristin Williams at
Friends of the Environment at 367-2721.

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fect on our reefs and ideas of how to control them. It was made by Loggerhead Produc-
tions, a local company. The initial showing was at the Hope Town Harbour Lodge on
June 29. The showing was preceded by demonstrations of how to handle lionfish and a
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The Saga of the Bent Toe

By Dave Gale
Just two weeks before the start of Re-
gatta Time in Abaco 2010, a friend of our
son Jeff, Ron Engle, gave him a Hurricane
Floyd-wrecked Beneteau First Class Eight,
a 26-foot swing-keel racing sloop, popular
in France in the 1980s. Ron had become
discouraged after doing a fair amount of
hull repair and was considering turning the
boat into an artificial reef. Jeff towed the
gutted and scarred-up hull home sans mast,
boom, rigging, sails, safety lines and their
stanchions and lots of other nautical things

A proudfather and son accept the first place
phy they on on the Bent Toe. Jeff Gale, an ex,
sailor, jerry-rigged repairs on a badly dam6
boat, then raced it in the racing class with a c
of eight to 10 year olds. On their third race
they came in first. Joey holds the trophy that

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Jeff found a too-tall catamaran mast
and cut off about 10 feet. He bought new
standing and running rigging and used Far-
rier trimaran sails. He made a tiller from
a broken Island Marine oar and added an
extension from his new Sunfish. Then he
fastened a broken-off Sunfish mast to his
foredeck with rope for an on-deck spinna-
ker pole.
His first sail in Bent Toe (renamed be-
cause she was no longer a true Beneteau)
was to the starting line in the third RTIA
race on July 7 off Marsh Harbour.
His crew was his son, Joey, nine
years old; Joey's nine year-old
friend, William Cash; and William's
ten year-old sister, Charlie. They did
pretty well, finishing fourth.
They raced the next day with a not
quite so good result of eighth. Two
days later, in RTIA race number five
(no sailing practice, but with an ad-
ditional crewmember Charlie's ten-
year-old friend Sammie Williams
they won the Independence Day
Race in the fastest monohull class.
The other classes were Mother Tubs,
Catamarans, and Trimarans. Ex-
cept for two extreme racers, which
charged actual miles ahead on the
first leg, Bent Toe beat boat-for-boat
the other ten or more fast cruising
boats in the class and beat the two
extreme racers on corrected time.
tro- A great story about getting kids
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,ged ball, got rained upon, splashed upon,
rewy ate sandwiches while sailing, and af-
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by Cracker P's and was a fund raiser
for the Hope Town Sailing Club's Junior
Program. The Juniors were competing for
beautiful bronze trophies that were cast
by Pete Johnston and donated by Patrick
The morning got off to a great start
with a fun Sunfish race with six children
under 20 years from Hope Town. It took
three races around a backwards course
with head-starts for the youngest girls and
capsize tests for the older boys to declare
a winner. Hope Town's competitive front
runner, Tristan Albury, took home the top
prize, a bronze stingray. He faced stiff
competition from Noah Albury, Eric Pat-
terson and Ben Patterson.

But perhaps the most fun was had by the
Sunfish that was sailed by Charlie Cash,
Sammy Williams and the dog from Crack-
er P's. Yes, the dog from Cracker P's.
In the afternoon 21 "older children"
jumped at the chance to show off their small
boat sailing skills or lack thereof. After a
small $20 donation each to the Junior Sail-
ing program, the participants were divided
into three teams to sail relays off the beach
in front of the restaurant. There was lots of
coaching, shouting, wind shifts, running,
tagging and rule making-up (and a fair bit
of sailing, too). In the end everyone agreed
that the mostly local and Nassau-based
motley crew of Team Dos had won.
There was a great party upstairs. Al-
though only a few went home with the
glory, everyone went home with a good
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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 VHFCh 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
Abaco Air Nassau, N Eleuthera, Moores Is 367-2266
American Eagle Miami 367-2231
Bahamasair Nassau,W Palm B, Ft Laud 367-2095
Continental Connection Miami
Ft Laud and W Palm Beach 367-3415
Locar 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
Western Air Nassau 367-3722
Yellow Air Taxi Ft Lauderdale 367-0032
Local air charters serving Bahamas &
Abaco Air 367-2266
Cherokee Air Charters 367-3450

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

Taxi Cab Fares one or two passengers
Extra $3 for each passengers above two
SMarsh 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

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Visitors' Guide
Restaurants Services Transportation

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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 12:15pm 4 5:45 Nt
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
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Rental Wheels Scooters, Bikes, Cars 367-4643
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Sea Star Car Rentals ........................ 367-4887
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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
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 ............................... 365-8582
Triple J Car Rentals ........................... 365-8761
Abaco Adventures Kayaks ..............365-8749

All phones use area code 242 unless noted

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
Richard Albury..... 367-0367
Terrance Davis.... 367-4464
Buddy Pinder.......366-2163
Justin Sands ...... 367-3526
Danny Sawyer..... 367-3577
Jay Sawyer ........367-3941

David Albury .......365-6059
Crossing Rocks
Tony Russell .......366-3259
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

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 Marina ...26....... F......365-6008
Marsh Harbour
Boat Harbour Marinal83....... F......367-2736
Conch Inn...................75....... F .....367-4000
Harbour View Marina .36....... F .....367-2182
Mangoes Marina........29................367-2366
Marsh Harbour Marina52 F 367 2700
Hope Town
Hope Town Marina..................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
Bakers Bay Marina...158....... F......365-5802
Guana Hide-aways ....37................577-0003
Orchid Bay .................64 ...... F......365-5175
Boats can clear Customs at Green Turtle Cay,
Treasure Cay or Marsh Harbour

Restaurant Guide
Prices $ Low, $$ Moderate, $$$ Upper
(Based on dinner entree range)
+ Picnic tables & restroom only t Provides ride from town
Marsh Harbour
Anglers.........................$$$ ....... ....367-2158
Blue M arlin .........................$ .............367-2002
Curly Tails ......................$$$ .............367-4444
G ino's.................................$ ......... 367-7272
Golden Grouper .............$ ...........367-2301
Island Cafe .........................$ ............. 367-6444
Jamie's Place.....................$ .............367-2880
Jib Room .........................$$ .............367-2700
Kentucky Fried Chicken..................367-2615
Mandarin Chinese..............................367-0544
M angoes ........................$$$ .............367-2366
Pinacle ....................... $ ..... ......
Pop's Place ........................$ .....+....367-3796
Sea Shells .........................$ .............367-4460
Snack Shack .....................$ .....+....367-4005
Snappas.............................$ ........367-2278
Signatire Sub Sandwiches................ 367-3664
W allys .......................... $$$ .............367-2074
Hope Town
Abaco Inn .....................$$$ .............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 ......................$$ ..... :.....366-0065
Sugar Shack .... ............. ..... ..366-0788
Little Harbour
Pete's Pub..................................... 366-3503
Lubber's Quarter
Cracker P's................................. 366-3139
Drop'n Dine........................ 365-6008
Hibiscus Cafe ...........................365-6380
Island Treats Snack Bar.....................365-6501
Guana Cay
Grabbers ........................$$$ .............365-5133
N ippers ..........................$$$ ............365-5143
Orchid Bay .....................$$$ .............265-5175
Treasure Cay
Florence's Cafe ................$
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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JULY 15th, 2010

Ceremony marks 37th anniversary of Independence

Central Abaco raises the flag with pomp at midnight
By Samantha V. Evans
Independence Day on July 10 is prob-
ably the day on the Bahamian calendar
that gives Bahamians the greatest sense of
pride. Celebrations are always grand as
the government of the Bahamas spares no
expense to celebrate the day that we be-
came an independent nation.
This year was no different. The cel-
ebrations focused on the youth under the
theme Celebrating Independence Through
the Eyes of Our Youth. On July 9 the 37th
Pre-independence Celebration for Central
Abaco was held at Dove Plaza in Marsh
Due to inclement weather, the celebra-
tions were interrupted but as the night
went on, the skies cleared and more locals
and visitors came out to celebrate. The
......... program was geared towards celebrating
..... ......'"X; ,; .: youth and this was very evident on the pro-
..... gram as the youth took part in all aspects
"" ." :of the celebration from singing to danc-
ing to acting to speaking. Wesley College
""- Band provided prelude music and Akeem
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Please see Independence Page 2

Barefoot Bandit's

plane is recovered
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By Timothy Roberts
Beginning July 1, 2010, the new tariffs
added and amended to the Road Traffic
Act came into effect under a large amount
of criticism and anger with fees for large
trucks and SUV's increasing significantly
higher than the previous fees.
New trucking fee
Hidden in the hoopla surrounding the li-
cense fees is a fee for use of road by heavy

duty truck vehicle which basically states
that any container carrying goods removed
from a port by road will be required to pay
a $75 fee to the customs office for the use
of the road.
Ms. Bain at the Customs office in Nas-
sau clarified this to mean that any time
a tractor-head removes any container,

Please see Road Traffic Page 72

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Ceremonial flag-raising is high point of program

Independence From 7
opened on July 10, 1973, that makes this
celebration so special. Octavia Dean-Mc-
Intosh gave her view of what independence
means to her as a young person. Felisha
Romer, the Junior Minister of Tourism,
read the Prime Minister Hubert Ingra-
ham's speech. The speech spoke highly of
the youth and the many talents they possess
that we sometimes overlook but are needed
if The Bahamas is to face the challenges
of tomorrow. He hopes that these celebra-
tions will give them a deeper sense of pride
in this country so that they can experience
a change in attitude and appreciate all this
democratic nation has to offer.

The Royal Bahamas Police Force K-9 Unit go
demonstration of an attack dog that was brc
to Abaco for the occasion. The K-9 dog th
stationed on Abaco is a drug-sniffing dog tha
fi cqe,iily be seen at the Marsh Harbour ai
sniffing luggage.

Even though the
Bahamas is a great
nation already, Prime
Minister Hubert In-
graham wants to
make the country
better for all through
the many develop-
ments that have come
onstream over the
years. He is optimis-
tic that the economic
challenges will pass
and The Bahamas -
will continue to Not all the entertain
flourish. the Independence c
At the end of this selves thoroughly,
reading, the crowd not need an audien
was enter-
tained by the Dawkins Sisters, Ab-
aco Youth Ministries Drama Team
and Jes-Us.
Each of the towns of Central
Abaco gave awards to their youth.
Murphy Town awarded Natasha
Bootle for education, Curtisa Arm-
brister for religion and Trase Nix-
on for sports. Receiving the youth
awards for Dundas Town were
Shequille Jones for education, Liv-
ingston Cornish for sports and Pas-
tor Alexander Archer for religion.
S Awards for Marsh Harbour and
Spring City went to Christopher
Sawyer for religion, Joshua Wong
for sports and Deanza Cox and Se-
ave a renity Murray for education.
?ught Hope Town, Guana Cay and
at is Man-O-War gave awards based
t can on years of service as well as out-
rport standing achievement. For Hope
Town the awards went to Stephanie

the police. Mr. Edison Key, Member of
Parliament for South Abaco, inspected the
officers. The singing of the national an-
them completed the ceremony. A dynamic

Please see Independence Page 4

nment was listed on the official program at
celebration. These little boys enjoyed them-
dancing to the beat of the music. They did
ce to enjoy themselves.
Sweeting for education, Candice Key for
33 years of service as a teacher and prin-
cipal and Suzanne Bethel for 31 years of
service as a teacher and principal. For
Man-O-War the awards went to Giavan-
na Manni for outstanding achievement
in education and sports, Kelly James for
17 years of service to the Ministry of
Education, Lorraine Lee for 12 years of
service as a principal and administrator,
Lilly Albury for 10 years of service to
the Ministry of Education, and Arthur
Elden for organizing swim meets and
independence celebrations on Man-O-
War. On Guana Cay the awards went to
Blake Sands for surfing and Sherry Pin-
der for 28 years of service as a teacher
and principal.
The Royal Bahamas Police Force
Marching Band entertained the crowd
that ended with a March Pass and the
raising of the Bahamian flag at mid-
night. Defense Force Rangers assisted





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$90,000 Treasure Cay, Galleon Bay $95,000
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$43,000 "NEW" 8,125 sq. ft Lot on Stede Bonnet Rd.
$49,500 Marsh Harbour $78,000

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had the honour of raising the Bahamian flag
in a ceremony at the Independence celebra-
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July 15h, 2010

Ecumenical service prays for the nation

By Samantha V. Evans
This year in celebration of the nation's
37th year of independence, church services
were held in several districts to give resi-
dents and visitors an opportunity to attend
one of them. According to Pastor A.B.
Lewis, vice president of the Abaco Chris-
tian Council, the first service was held on
July 8th in Crown Haven and on July llth
services were held at Change Ministries in
Murphy Town and in Crossing Rocks and
Green Turtle Cay.
The Central Abaco service began with
the presentation of colors by the police and
defense forces. Ms. Kimberley Rahming
gave a history of Independence. A pow-
erful prayer for members of parliament
and local government leaders to serve with
righteous hearts was offered by Pastor Em-
mit Archer.

Remarks were made by Pastor A.B.
Lewis, Administrator Cephas Cooper, and
the South Abaco Member of Parliament
Edison Key. Pastor Lewis called upon
adults to be good role models for the youth
and adults to teach youth to strive lawfully
and to persevere within their work. They
must be taught that violence is not the way
to solve problems.
Mr. Cooper thanked youth leaders in
church for their many efforts and encour-
aged them all to continue to teach Christian
principles. It is up to today's leaders to make
the Bahamas better for generations to come.
Mr. Key commented that The Bahamas
continues to prove itself, even 37 years lat-
er, that we are capable of handling our own
affairs. He would like everyone to be com-
mitted to the national goals of the country
and told the congregation to put service

Members of the Royal Bahamas Police Force and Royal Bahamas Defense Force attended
the Independence service on July 11. 5/n, 'i are R/Cpl. Bascom. R/Sgt. Marcellus Rob-
erts, Supt. Noel Curry, Petty Officer S/in, Rolle with the Defense Force, Sgt. Hepburn,
R/Sgt. Parker, W/Sgt. Metelus, W/Cpl. Brown and Insp. Wilson Delancy.

above self and
pray that God
will continue
to bless The
Samuel Cor-
nish delivered
the message
and said that
many persons
do not even
consider com-
ing to church
to thank God
who has
blessed them
and this nation
over these 37
years. We During the Independence
must appreci- son Key, Member of Parli
ate the foun- representatives of the Roy
dation that has Defense Force, and Rang
been laid and
stand firm upon it. In order for the country
to be run the way our forefathers intended,
the rules that govern this nation must be
followed. Cornish called on citizens to be
loyal, work in unity, be self-disciplined
and committed to the development of in-
dustries that will continued to benefit the
The vote of thanks and closing prayer
followed and were lead by Dr. Lenora
Black and Pastor Derek Benjamin. The
service was closed with the singing of the
Bahamian national anthem.

Plant a tree

celebration in Marsh Harbour on July 9, Edi-
amentfor South Abaco, reviewed the military
al Bahamas Police Force, the Royal Bahamas
ers, a youth program of the Defense Force.

Independence From Page 2
15-minute fireworks show followed along
with a Junkanoo rush-out.
This year's celebration was filled with
performances by entertainers including
Genesis Gospel Group, Stone McEwan,
T-Time Band, Kevin Sawyer and the Po-
lice K-9 unit. Assisting Shelly Austin as
moderators were Adrian Whylly and Kris-
tie Russell. Food vendors were selling the
best in Bahamian cuisine and neighboring
businesses were open to benefit from those
in attendance as well.



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July 15, 2010



The Abaconian Section B Page 5

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July 15, 2010

Page 6 Section B

The Abaconian July 15,2010

Bandit Leaves Footprint on Abaco

Bandit From Page 7

also suspected to have been the work of
the thief.
On Monday a number of burglaries
were reported, seven according to Assis-
tant Commissioner of Police in Nassau,
Glen Miller, where he stole some cash and
possibly some clothing. During the eve-
ning on Monday, while news of his pres-
ence in Abaco was not yet widespread, it
was reported that he was sighted at D 'n' R
Sports Bar with owner Laura Albury say-
ing that the person she served a drink to
"looked like him."
During the morning hours on Tuesday

un July 4 CotIton narris-ivoore flew from I
this stolen plane that he brought down in a s
miles northeast of Sandy Point. He went on t
Sandy Point to make his way to Marsh Harbo
ins are attributed to him before he left Abac
headed to Eleuthera. He was apprehended th
appeared in court in Nassau on July 13 and
flown to Miami.

he is suspected of breaking into a dive shop
near the Conch Inn and was captured on
surveillance camera at 4:22 a.m. breaking
into Curly Tails Restaurant where it appears
he attempted to find cash and then used the
internet. "He jimmied the side door," said
Alistair McDonald, owner of the restaurant.
"He didn't take anything, but we found the
cable unplugged from the router."
He was allegedly seen at another bar on
Tuesday as well as other reported sightings.
However, according to police, the burglar-
ies that fit the Bandit's "modus operandi"
stopped with the break-in at Curly Tails.
Thursday afternoon the police were called
to a marina next to Curly Tails with a report
of a missing 40-foot Sea Ray. A boat match-
ing the description of
the missing boat was
found adrift offshore
in North Eleuthera on
Wednesday, and it is
suspected that Harris-
iw Moore likely left the
During this time
the police received
assistance with the
search from the Roy-
al Bahamas Defense
Force and extra K-9
rndiana to Abaco in Units from Nassau
swampy area a few and were seen patrol-
to steal a vehicle in ling throughout the
our. Several break- day trying to cap-
co in a stolen boat ture the experienced
ere on July 11. He woodsman o
later that day was Harris Moore
who grew up in a

trailer in
the woods
on Cama-
no Island,
an affin-
ity towards
thieving at
an early age
with his first Colton Harris-Moore
conviction -
for possession of stolen property at the
age of 12. By the time he turned 13, he
had three more convictions, each requir-
ing 10 days in a detention center or com-
munity service.
He was sentenced to four years in ju-
venile detention after being caught in an
unoccupied home, later transferring to
a halfway house due to good behavior,
where he sneaked out of an open window
in late 2008.
He was pinned with the nickname
"Barefoot Bandit" for allegedly commit-
ting some crimes while shoeless and for
leaving the drawing of a foot at the scene
of his crimes.
His mother, Pam Kohler, has publicly
defended her son saying it is impossible he
has committed all the crimes he has been
accused of. However, she is not surprised
that he was able to fly an airplane of 1000
miles to the Bahamas after teaching him-
self to fly.

Kohler said she is worried about his
safety. "Colt is not to be flying a single
engine-plane," she insisted, saying she
was worried about engine failure. "When
I heard that, that just upset me. The rules
are he carries a parachute with him and he
takes two-engine planes. Tell him he needs
to call me."
The Barefoot Bandit was sighted about
2 a.m. on Sunday in North Eleuthera and
was later captured after a brief, high-speed
boat chase came to a close when Police shot
at the engines disabling them. The teen was
later flown to Nassau to be arraigned and
was examined by a doctor who determined
that young Colton is in good health.
Colton Harris-Moore was arraigned
before Chief Magistrate Roger Gomez on
July 13 where he pled guilty to the charge
of "illegal landing in The Bahamas." By
4 p.m. on that same day his $300 fine had
been paid by the U.S. Embassy in Nassau
and the FBI's Most Wanted suspect was on
his way back to the United States.
Late in the afternoon the plane was re-
leased to the owner whose insurers sent a
helicopter on July 14 to retrieve it from the
inaccessible mangrove area. The helicop-
ter carried the plane to Sandy Point where
it was loaded on a flatbed truck and driven
to the Marsh Harbour airport late Wednes-
day evening.

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The Abaconian Section B Page 7

Central Pines #1076 New
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$275,000 gross

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apts $305,000 gross

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

GreatBusines Opportunity#506A
restaurantthatis ready to go with sea
views. REDUCED $424,000.

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

Triplex in GreatCistern #902Two
bedroom ,1 bath & one 1 bedroom, 1
bath. REDUCED $315,000 gross

NEW LISTING Marsh Harbour
Duplex #1028 two 2 bedroom one
bath on hugelot REDUCED $395,000

Dundas Town House and Duplex
#786 & 784 Two 2 bedroom 1 bath
apartments and a 2 bed 1 bath home
both for $315,000 gross

Endless Summer #508, East-
em Shores, 2 story, 4 bed, 3 bath
water-front home. REDUCED from
$1,675,000-$ 1,412,500 gross

1~S e -I

Murphy Town Triplex #009 three
two bedroom one bathroom apts,

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.
13,690 sq. ft lot $320,000

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

NEW STING Marsh Harbour
#1093 5 bed, 3 bath Home on large
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NEW LISTING Duplex in Central
Pines #903 One 3 bedroom 2 bath-
room and a 2 bedroom 1 bath apt
REDUCED $241,875 gross

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1 bath house in Dundas Town $260,000
Two lots 84ft. x 100 ft, near Treasure Cay, one
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sf, 88,000 gross Lot #4413,307sf $98,00 gross -Lot
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Tf Forest Drive lot with Foundation for a 2br/2bth
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$29,434 gross
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dtion thatis80%finished. $34,200 gross
41ltsin Murphy Townwaterview,across from Abaco
Blocklnd Concrete, commercial. Sold separately 3 lots
$48614 each, 1at $48,730
TreasureCay Rock Point vacant waterfront lots

murpny iown Triplex i iu mree
one bedroom one bathroom apts
I .

Forest Drive Quadraplex #829
Two 2 bed,1 bath apts and two1 bed,
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Murphy Town Apartment #004
two 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom apts.

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beautifully landscaped. New building
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11,237 sq ft, perfectfor a homesite 8138feet on road
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one 13,999 sq ft. Price $43,096 gross; one 13911 sq ft
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Page 8 Section B The Abaconian

PLP chairman holds branch

By Mirella Santillo
Hosted by the Deputy Chairman of the
South Abaco Branch, Jeremy Sweeting, the
first Progressive Labour Party meeting on
Abaco since the 2007 elections took place
on July 1 at Central Abaco Primary School.
Delayed because of a power outage, the
meeting was held on the patio for a cooler
temperature, a venue which turned out to be

more adapted than a classroom to accom-
modate the 60 plus people who attended.
Bradley Roberts, National Chairman
of the Progressive Liberal Party, was the
guest speaker at a joint meeting of the Pro-
gressive Liberal Party Branches North and
South Abaco. Former PLP candidates and
present members of the political party trav-
eled from Nassau and from various areas

The Progressive Labour Party held a joint meeting of the North and South Abaco Branch-
es on July 1 at Central Abaco Primary School. 5,/wi are Bradley Roberts, National
Party Chairman; Fritz Bootle; Gary Sawyer; Jimmy Williams; Jeremy Sweeeting; and
Randy Rolle, National Vice Chairman for Fai,,ilv Islands.

AIJ1) LT '-FEE"-`-

of Abaco to attend the meeting.
Bradley Roberts, a former Minister of
Public Works and Utilities, reminded the
audience of his ties to Abaco since his
great-grandfather was a native of Green
Turtle Cay. He announced, "My mission
is to send the Prime Minister to permanent
PLP Chairman Bradley Roberts prof-
fered sharp criticism of the Prime Minis-
ter and the Free National Movement. His
criticism outlined the FNM stopping the
decisions of the former PLP government
and what he thought were the consequenc-
es of these actions. He analyzed in detail
the FNM's policy on the Marsh Harbour
International Airport, dissected the present
BEC situation, accused the FNM of "im-
posing hellish taxes on the back of strug-
gling Bahamians" and criticized the "wast-
age of the country's resources."
He stated that in his farewell address
to the House of Assembly in 2007 he "re-
minded Parliament and the people of Aba-
co that four 12 MW diesel generators and
a new power plant were ordered" and that
the first two units were scheduled to be in
operation by October 2008. The project,
including the overhaul of all the generators
on Abaco, was to cost $66 million, "not
including the transmission and distribution


Mr. Roberts continued, "One of the
bitter pills to be swallowed is the pending
increase in electricity rates ranging from
5.5 percent to 11.7 percent. Vehicles and
beer have been hit heavily," continued Mr
Bradley Roberts, "but taxes on hard liquor
remain unchanged."
"Crime statistics since their [the FNM]
return to power in 2007 confirm that se-
rious crimes have escalated with murders
for the year showing an embarrassing 34
percent increase."
The PLP Chairman enumerated a list
of "wasted spending" such as the sale of
BTC which would give controlling power
to the buying company and cancelling the
reverse osmosis plant for Green Turtle
Cay. He accused the FNM Government of
entering into a contract to install underwa-
ter pipelines to take water to Green Turtle
Cay at what "sources placed the cost to be
between $4 to $5 million."
He concluded by outlining the "success-
ful track record" of the PLP during its 2002-
2007 term by attracting "significant foreign
investments, including the Abaco Club at
Winding Bay and Baker's Bay develop-
ment. We created thousands of new jobs."
"I invite thinking Bahamians to consider
if they are better off now under Hubert In-
graham and the FNM than they were under
Perry Christie and the PLP," was Mr Rob-
erts ending statement.
The former candidate for North Abaco,
Fritz Bootle, expressed his opinion. "You
are aware of the state of the country since
the 2007 FNM elections; 2012 is not far;
we need to start now to take the steps to put
the country back in order."
Gary Sawyer spoke about the middle
class shrinking and the need to unite forc-
es "to do what has to be done." He an-
nounced that he will not run for election
but will work to help the PLP.
Randy Rolle, Family Island Committee
Vice-Chairman, explained that his role was
to connect the various island branches and
promised that there will be more meetings
on Abaco.
Jeremy Sweeting outlined the negative
occurrences that took place during the
present government tenure such as loss of
jobs, a bigger deficit and higher taxes. He
did not blame the global economic reces-
sion but accused the captain (PM Ingra-
ham) "to be asleep at the wheel."
Mr. Bradley was challenged by a few
members of the audience about specific
facts and answered some questions. Apart
from these, the atmosphere among the au-
dience was rather subdued, some attendees
privately expressing the opinion that they
were weary of politicians. One person said
that her vote will not be for a particular par-
ty but for what she thought will be best for
the island. Some expressed the opinion that
they would rather be rid of the two parties'
"old" representatives and have the country
governed by new, younger leaders.
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Five JA clubs hold their annual combined banquet

By Mirella Santillo
The fourth annual Junior Achievement
Awards and Appreciation Banquet was
held on June 25 at Abaco Beach Resort.
Five Junior Achiever groups participated
this year so there was much anticipation
as to which would be awarded the Com-
pany of the Year title and which individual
would be named the Most Distinguished
Achiever, a title contested among ten nom-
Schoolmates, parents, advisors, direc-
tors, sponsors and the Executive Director
of JA Bahamas, Lionel Elliot, were present
to support the students, most of them in
their last year of high school.

Hosted by Julieth McCafferty, the eve-
ning unfolded with remarks from Mr.
Elliot, who reminded the audience about
the purpose of Junior Achievers and the
requirements to be recognized as a top
group. He acknowledged the success of
Abaco at the Bahama Jack Conference that
was held in Freeport in February where the
First Caribbean Bank-sponsored company
CASH won the National Product category.
He announced that in spite of budget cuts in
various government supported programs,
JA was not one of them. He promised that
Abaco would be allocated $10,000 to sup-
port the program for this coming year and
mentioned that Ishmael Morley, the Coor-

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Abaco had five JA clubs this past school year. They held a combined banquet when the
annual awards were announced. Lionel Elliot, Executive Director ofJA Bahamas, center,
presented the awards. 5/,n' are the members of the winning club, the First Caribbean
Bank club. In the front row are Javon Black, Jodi Martin, Ashley Burrows. Iris Henchell,
Mr. Elliot, Chervon Morley, Amy Mackey, Leshawn Bevan and Ishmael Morley. In the
back are Jade Mackey, Jenice Edgecombe, Kenranesha Oliver, Linda Lightbourne, Karis
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dinator of JA Abaco, would visit Nassau in
September to become acquainted with the
new program. He challenged the people of
Abaco involved with Junior Achievers to
form a Junior Achievers Association with
alumni and advisors and reminded the au-
dience that in spite of a tough economic
situation, it was still the best time to start
a business. He announced that he had kept
his promise of personally offering a laptop
to a deserving Achiever.
Junior Achievers from each of the five
groups on Abaco talked about their experi-
ence as JA Presidents or company mem-
bers. Sapphire Davis, President of DIVE,
sponsored by the Abaco Beach Resort,
talked about her year's achievements.
Kadesha Scott, President of Mango Mad-
nezz, remembered the challenges she faced
as leader of the group. Jeffenique Nottage
took the stage of behalf of the President of
CYBER, the Bahamas Telecommunication
Corporation's sponsored company. For
Amy Mackey, President of First Carib-
bean Bank-sponsored company CASH, her
year with that new company was exciting,
and the mixture of personalities that made
up the group turned out to be beneficial,
she said. BEC's company, BLACK OUT,
an ominous name this year, was represent-
ed by Yonick Aaron, the VP of marketing,
on behalf of its President who was absent.
The many awards were announced by
Mrs. McCafferty. The Sports Day Win-

near's award went to Mango Madnezz; the
Best Banner award went to Abaco Beach
Resort; First Caribbean, CASH won the
award for the Best Booth at the Trade Fair
as well as the Best Report and the High-
est Investment Return. The Advisor of the
Year acknowledgment went to Olivia Mor-
timer with Abaco Beach Resort.
Remarks from last year Most Distin-
guished Achiever, Vinceia Coakley, were
followed by the announcement of Mr. El-
liot's laptop winner, Quitel Charleton who
won this year's JA Abaco Speech Contest.
Finally, the Company of the Year was
announced. Among cheers and applause,
the word CASH stood out and the Most
Distinguished Achiever of the year: its
President, Amy Mackey.
Ismaael and Chervon Morley were rec-
ognized for their contribution to the pro-
gram throughout the year and Paula Mor-
ley with the Treasure Cay Hotel Resort
for the continuous support of the resort to
the JA program on Abaco. This year, dis-
playing a big smile, Amy received a fully
loaded laptop, compliments of the Trea-
sure Cay Resort, as well as the customary
scholarship check for $2,000, topped with
an extra $200 by Mr. Elliot.
After the vote of thanks by Kesha Frank,
BTC's Executive Advisor, the floor was
cleared for the Junior Achievers to mingle
and dance.

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July 15,2010

School News

ECC holds

Awards Ceremony
By Mirella Santillo
The end of the year Awards Ceremony
at Every Child Counts took place on June
19 at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church.
During the ceremony all the students were
rewarded for accomplishments, whether it
was for a social, behavioral or academic
skills. Students were called individually to
be handed out their rewards by their class-
room teacher receiving either a certificate,
an apple, a medal or a statuette.
Nineteen students made the behav-
ior Platinum List. They were Ashtanique
Murray, Cardena Laroda, Destanique
McIntosh, Dorenda Curry, James Major,
Helvin Hunt, Lisa Cabrera, Reko Curry,
Riveanna Cornish, Troy Dawkins, Ash-
well Murray, Deangela Murray, Devantio
McIntosh, Drayton Russell, Keith Clarke,
Latonya Moss, Nexcen Joseph, Shaketress
Duvra and Valencia Duvra.

The Recognition Awards went to Dray-
ton Russell and Ashtanique Murray. Ash-
well Murray and Latonya Moss received
the Student of the Year Award. The Good
Samaritan Award went to Carlos Pinder.
Two students received the Special Student
Award: Deangela Murray and Valencia
Duvra. The Most Valuable Players for the
basketball team were Terrance Davis and
Devantio McIntosh.
Between presentations, Ellen Hardy's
students performed a musical piece with
bells and a group of girl mimes acted out
in signs.
One hundred six students attended ECC
for the year 2009-2010 and Lyn Major,
school founder and director, is expecting
even more students next September.
St. Francis Holds
Summer School
By Samantha V. Evans
Every year St. Francis de Sales School
has a three-week summer program geared

These are the students of Every Child Counts who made the behaviour
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Brent Lowe, Jr., who has spent most of his 15 years
in a wheelchair, walked to the stage helped by teacher
Gary Lewis, left, and student Patrick Darville to re-
ceive his medal. This was a very emotional moment
for all the audience who stood up as one and ap-

towards helping those students who are
deficient in specific subject areas as well
as those who are accelerated learners in
grades 1-6. Usually the program caters to
students grades 1-3 but due to the avail-
ability of teachers it was extended to grade
six. The program began June 21 and ended
July 9 and was quite intense. This year the
focus was on mathematics, language and
the sciences. For a small fee the students
took part in a program tailored to meet

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their specific needs.
The organizing teacher,
Miriam Fredericks, was very
pleased with the dedication of
the students to improve in these
core areas. Even though the
program was only three weeks,
the response was not good, and
she attributes this too tough
economic times. She encour-
ages more parents to become
involved with their children's
education to help them improve
in their weaknesses rather than
spending so much money on
trips, toys and games that can-
not help the children especially
those who are failing.
Cyber Learning
Center Extends
Summer Program
By Samantha V. Evans
Sharon Greene of the Cyber
Learning Center has been of-
fering summer programs for

the past 12 years. This year
she offered the service again. She did
not advertise, yet she has a full house for
the period June 21-July 30. The program
was extended to students from primary to
high school. They covered areas including
reading, math, computer, arts and crafts,
games and tennis. Parents had the option
of having their child spend half day at the
school until noon or remain until 5 p.m.

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Winners in Poster

By Jennifer Hudson
Congratulations to Sebastian Andrews
and Yelene Persuad, students of St. Fran-
cis de Sales School, who have won yet
another honour for their school. Sebastian

Seoastian Andrews, rig/it, was second place
Senior Division of the Florida-Caribbean C
Poster Competition for which he was given $1
saud, left, was a finalist in the Junior Division
with Millie Dawkins of the Abaco Tourist Off

and Yelena were the only two students
from Abaco to enter the Florida-Caribbe-
an Cruise Association Poster Competition
"Save The Planet" this year. Despite hav-
ing only two students enter, Abaco secured
its best performance ever with a second
place win for The Bahamas.
Though in previous years students from
Abaco have done very well in this poster
competition winning prizes for making it
to the final round, not until this year has
a student from Abaco placed in the top
three. Securing the second place title in the
senior division and winning a cash schol-
arship in the amount of $1,500 was first
time entrant Sebastian Andrews, an l1th
grade student. Due to Sebastian's success,
the school was presented with a monetary
award of $1,500. Yelena Persaud, a 6th
grade student, was pre-
sented with a cheque
for $200 for reaching
the final round in the
junior division.
Each year the Flor-
ida-Caribbean Cruise
Association invites stu-
dents aged 16 and un-
der from the Caribbean
and Latin America to
participate in its annual
Children's Environ-
mental Poster Com-
petition. This year 15
destinations through-
out the Caribbean and
ce winner in the Latin American region
ruise Association participated. One entry
500. Yelene Per- per category was se-
n. they are shown elected as the winner for
ice. the best message advo-

casting the role that each destination plays in
preserving the environment. The students
had to create a poster that visually depicted
at least three ways they believed could help
protect the environment and promote envi-

ronmental awareness in their country. The
purpose of the competition is to stimulate
environmental awareness among students
and educate the younger generation on the
importance of environmental protection.

Spike the Crawfish visits

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It was an exciting day at Hope Town School when Spike the Crawfish and members of
Friends of the Environment visited Hope Town Primary School to deliver the two laptop
computers the school won at the Abaco schools' Earth Day Science Fair competition. The
school won first place in both the Lower and Upper Primary divisions of the competition.
The theme Size Matters for Crawfish Conservation was a popular topic, and many schools
entered their projects, experiments and ideas that could be used in getting the point across
to the public that we must not catch crawfish out of season or undersized if we want the
most popular Bahamian seafood export to thrive. Hope Town School designed a prototype
method that would allow smaller crawfish to escape the catch device, interviewed town
elders about how they think the industry has changed, suggested a certification/education
system for people wanting licenses to capture crawfish, designed a puppet show and had
a wide array of arts and craft projects surrounding the topic.

July 15, 2010

Page 12 Section B The Abaconian

Hope Town School
student honoured

Grade 3 student, Eloise Albury, daugh-
ter of James and Christine Albury and a
student at Hope Town Primary School,
is shown receiving congratulations and
a trophy from Minister of Education, the
Hon. Desmond Bannister, at the Minister's
Award Ceremony for Literacy and Numer-
acy in Nassau icc ruil Eloise was one of
the students honoured nationwide for her
high score in the National Literacy test giv-
en yearly in Bahamian schools. Her proud
teacher was Ms. Donica Mackey.

High school parking lot is paved

Bahamas Hot Mix began paving the parking area ofAbaco Central High School on June
30 and the work was completed early the following week. The surface was graded before
the asphalt was placed on it which will make the pavement very strong and more durable.
Another crew added some curvature design to the pavement to make it more pleasing to
the eyes. In the coming weeks the area will be landscaped to further beautify the grounds.
It is unclear which ministry is responsible for the work but it is clear from the quality of
work is very good.

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flat-bed, a fee of $75 will be charged.
A number of local trucking companies
have voiced their displeasure with the im-
position of this new fee, especially during
hard economic times.
Vehicle fees will increase
Minister of Works and Transport, the
Hon. Neko Grant, spoke of simplifying an
overly complex tariff structure which had
about 19 categories for vehicles. The fee
structure is based on the manufacturer's
curb weight of a vehicle and has been cut
down to three categories as follows:
Category A vehicles, which include golf
carts, small and mid-sized cars, small and
mid-sized SUV's, trucks and other regular-
sized cars, the charges will go from $170
for registration, inspection and decal fees
to $195 for the same services.
Vehicles in Category B, including full
size SUV's, buses and large trucks will
now pay $595 to register their vehicles in-
stead of $205.
Heavy-duty vehicles like tractors, dump
trucks and trailers fall under Category C
and will pay registration fees that have in-
creased from $565 to $745.

Preparation Tips
* Check your hurricane shutters now be-
fore a storm is threatening. If you don't
have shutters that fit your windows, this
would be a good time to order them from
one of the suppliers in Marsh Harbour.
* Trim tree limbs that could break dur-
ing high winds.
* Begin stocking up on non-perishable

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Bahamas Catch Certification Programme

By Jennifer Hudson
Persons involved in the fishing indus-
try were invited to a meeting on July 2 at
New Vision Ministries to become familiar
with the Bahamas Catch Certification Pro-
gramme. The meeting, under the auspices
of the Department of Marine Resources,
was organized by the Friends of the Envi-
ronment with its Education Officer d'Shan
Maycock giving an introductory address.
She stated that the goal of the meet-
ing was to discuss critical issues concern-
ing fishermen and that all islands of The
Bahamas with major fishing communities
are being targeted. Mrs. Maycock spoke of
environmental campaigns which have been
launched by Friends of The Environment
to protect the critical mangrove areas, es-
pecially the east Abaco creeks. Threats
facing the Abaco marine environment were
looked at and the following threats were
* Illegal fishing for juvenile lobster less
than five and a half inches
* Illegal fishing for egg bearing females
* Illegal fishing out of season.
In order to address the top threat of il-
legal fishing for undersize lobster, the Size
Matters Pride campaign was launched. "We
want to know that our fishermen are taking
pride in all they do," stated Mrs. Maycock.
All of Abaco's schools were brought in
on the campaign and invited to participate
through involvement in the recent Science
Fair, the theme of which was Conserving
Abaco's lobster population for now and the
future. Mrs. Maycock was impressed with
suggestions made by the students, many of
which the government has implemented.
Explaining the details of the Bahamas
Catch Certification Programme was Ms.
Patricia Bethel, Assistant Director of Fish-

series from Nassau, who was in North Aba-
co all week conducting safe food handling
courses and who was scheduled to take the
Bahamas Catch Certification talk to Sandy
Point, Grand Cay and Moore's Island the
following week.
It was explained that the Bahamas Catch
Certification has its origins in a European
scheme to deter illegal, unregulated and un-
reported fishing activities (IUU) which are
a major hazard to the marine environment.
The European Union is trying to stem
the flow of produce derived from IUU fish-
ing. The scheme will be implemented on
January 1, 2011, and aims to improve the
traceability of all fishery products traded
with the European Economic Community.
Since they do not want any products from
IUU fishing to enter the European Union
and 40 percent of Bahamian lobster ends
up there, it is vital for anyone involved in
the fishing industry to have a Catch Certifi-
cate if they want to continue exporting to
the European Union.
It was explained that this would com-
plement the Marine Stewardship Council
Certification based on the Food and Ag-
riculture Organization code of conduct for
responsible fishing. It was stated that Ba-
hamian spiny lobster fishing would have to
become Marine Stewardship Certified to
maintain much of its $50-$95 million ex-
port market.
A preliminary assessment of Bahamian
lobster fishing was undertaken last year,
and it was concluded at this time in no way
could the Bahamas lobster industry meet
Marine Stewardship standards. This would
be a problem as there would be nowhere
to export the product. A Fishery Improve-
ment Programme has been created to bring
lobster fishery industry up to scratch in the

hopes of eventually meeting Marine Stew-
ardship standards. Efforts are now being
made to maintain the industry.
The Catch Certification Programme
will affect:
* Operation of fishing vessels
* Buyers of fishery products
* Processors
* Exporters
ALL operators of fishing vessels are re-
quired to complete a daily landing form for
each trip which is all that will be required
for vessels UNDER 39 feet.
Operators of "stand alone" vessels (ves-
sels which do not carry dinghies) OVER
39 feet must fill in a Bahamian Catch Cer-
tification form.
Motherships greater than 39 feet which
carry dinghies will also fill in a Catch Cer-
tificate form, but it will be a different form.
Buyers will be required to collect forms
from the fishermen. These forms will trav-
el with the product on to the processor.
The Department of Fisheries will cross

check all documents received.
Ms. Bethel, with the aid of a Power Point
presentation, showed an example of each
form and how it should be filled in. Catch
certificates will be available from the De-
partment of Marine Resources or Fisheries
Inspectors and all forms are available on the
Department of Marine Resources website.
The audience, which numbered approxi-
mately 60 fishermen and a couple of buy-
ers, were invited to ask questions. The main
concern of the fishermen was the problem
of tourists taking lobster and private fisher-
men selling undersized tails to restaurants,
thus jeopardizing the industry and under-
cutting their livelihoods. The question of
how to correctly measure crawfish tails to
ensure that they are not below the regula-
tion of five and a half inches in length was
also brought up. Pens measuring five and
a half inches and measuring tapes on key
rings specially designed by the Friends of
the Environment were distributed to the
fishermen following the meeting.


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Page 16 Section B The Abaconian

Police Crime Report

House Breaking & Stealing On June
20 or 21 a house on Grand Cay was broken
into and a safe was stolen. The safe and
currency in it were valued at $850. The
person gained entry into the house by re-
moving a window air conditioner.
Assault On June 20 two persons were
at a club on Grand Cay when they were ap-
proached by a man they knew who slapped
and punched them.
Rape A woman was raped at her resi-
dence on the night of June 22 by her ex-
boyfriend. On that same day the suspect
was arrested.
Stolen Vessel On June 22 a 30-foot
Intrepid boat with a blue T-top and two
225 HP Yamaha engines was stolen from
a dock in Hope Town. The boat is valued
at $100,000. A Hope Town man was ar-
rested concerning this crime.
Damage On June 24 the rear glass
window was smashed of a Honda parked
outside a residence in Dundas Town.
Stealing from a person On June 25 a
Treasure Cay man had his gold chain with
a coin charm grabbed by a man while he
was at a bar in Dundas Town. The chain
and charm are valued at $2,000. A Dun-
das Town man was arrested for stealing on
June 26.
Possession of Dangerous Drugs With
Intent to Supply On June 27 police found

two plastic bags containing marijuana in a
vehicle they searched. Two men were ar-
rested and charged.
Possession of Dangerous Drug Arrest
- A group of men in Treasure Cay were
armed with stones and being disorderly.
One chased another with a cutlass. He
was arrested and later was found to have a
package of suspected marijuana.
Possession of Dangerous Drugs On
June 27 a Wood Cay resident was found to
have a plastic wrap with marijuana while
he was at the Treasure Cay Police Station.
He was arrested and charged.
Stealing by Reason of Employment -
On June 29 a liquor store in Marsh Har-
bour had an inventory shortage of about
$7500. One employee was charged with
Threats of Harm On June 29 a resi-
dent of Dundas Town reported that a young
man threatened to burn her family's home
down. This followed an incident at a beach
between two small children that resulted in
the woman biting the man's finger.
Stealing from a Vehicle On June 29 a
resident of Cedar Harbour had her car bro-
ken into and a CD player and two speakers
stolen the vehicle was parked at the Coo-
per's Town clinic.
Possession of Dangerous Drugs On
June 30 when two officers sttempted to

search a resident of the Mud, he tried to
swallow a white substance suspected to be
cocaine. He resisted arrest so violently that
both officers were injured and had personal
belongs damaged. He was arrested.
Possession of Dangerous Drugs On
June 30 a suspect fled when police stopped
a man outside a shop in Marsh Harbour.
The police gave chase and caught the man
who was a resident of Murphy Town. He
was arrested for possession dangerous
Sudden Death On June 30 the body of
a visitor from Texas was found on a dock
at Green Turtle Club. His body was taken
to the Marsh Harbour government clinic
where a doctor pronounced him dead.
Causing Damages On July 2 some-
one smashed windows of five vehicles at a
business on S.C. Bootle Highway in Mur-
phy Town.

Stolen Vessel On July 4 an Intrepid
with two 225 HP Suzuki outboard engines
was stolen from a mooring in Sandy Point.
The boat is valued at $50,000.
Indecent Assault On July 4 a woman
reported that a male sexually assaulted her
while she was at a resident in the Mud. She
was from New Providence.
Attempted Shop-breaking On July
6 or 7 someone attempted to break into
a fixed base operation at the Marsh Har-
bour airport by puncturing a hole above
the deadlock outside the steel door to the
office. Estimated cost to replace the door
is $500.
Threats of Harm On July 13 a resi-
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was at a take-away restaurant in Marsh
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Giovanni is Chief Councillor Jeremy Sweeting. To the right of Mr. Sweeting are Stephanie
Sweeting; Forrest Pinder accepting the award for his mother, Sherry Pinder; Candace
Key; Blake Sands and Suzanne Bethel. Ms. Sweeting, Mrs Key and Mrs. Bethel are from
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July 15,2010

mAa. Local Government at Work

Marsh Harbour Town Comm. June 15
By Timothy Roberts
During a brief shortened meeting due to
the power going off, the Marsh Harbour
Town Committee discussed projects to use
the remaining balance of the 2009 2010
budget allotment for the Marsh Harbour's
The committee was given $3000 from
the Council assist with some of these proj-
ects which included $900 for speed bumps
in Spring City and $895 for a sign honoring
Capt. Sherlin Archer that will be placed at
the roundabout by Marsh Harbour Interna-
tional Airport.
The committee assigned $1200 for road
cleaning from the airport roundabout to the
Snake Cay landfill along with $1300 for
Bahamian flags which will be placed on
lampposts in honor of Independence with
an additional $100 for fittings.
The committee agreed on allotting $3500
for labor to rebuild the cement wall at the
Crossing Beach next to Albury's Ferry
where the taxis park as well as construct a
gazebo for taxi drivers while they wait for
passengers at the dock.
Before daylight faded, an application
from Robert Malone for a 150-foot free-
standing radio tower to be erected on
Crockett Drive was discussed and a motion
was passed approving the project in prin-
ciple pending a site inspection and pending
all relevant licenses and approvals for it to
be erected in the area of Crockett Drive.

Dundas Town Committee Update Meeting
By Samantha V. Evans
The Dundas Town Committee held an
update meeting at the beginning of June
2010 at the Dundas Town Burial Soci-
ety. This meeting was the first one they
had had in several months. The members
discussed the plans to begin construction
on the sports complex and field planned
for Central Abaco Primary School. This
complex promises to be a state-of-the-art
facility when completed and is expected to
have a track, field, tennis court, baseball
diamond and all of the amenities.
Additionally, Chairman Cay Mills
spoke of a donation he received to have
work done at Brown's Bay which he al-
ready started.
Since the money was not donated to
the Committee, the members refused to
get involved in that project. If one passes
Brown's Bay, it is evident that work is be-
ing done. The work is expected to be com-
pleted in the coming months but work on
this site appears to be on-going as dredging
has been constant over the past few years.
Finally, the budget was discussed and
plans made to ensure that all expenses were
met before the beginning of the new fiscal
Central Abaco District Council June 24
By Timothy Roberts
The Central Abaco District Council re-
ceived a budget allocation of $1,776,180
for the upcoming fiscal year, which is
shared between Murphy Town, Dundas
Town and Marsh Harbour/Spring City.
This year's budget saw a decrease of
$15,000 from the previous budget year.

It was noted by Marsh Harbour Chairman
Roscoe Thompson III that to his knowl-
edge no other district on Abaco received
a reduction. This was unwelcome because,
with additional homes being built in Cen-
tral Pines and all the new homes in Spring
City being built by the government, there
are additional costs to maintain these grow-
ing areas. Mr. Thompson suggested, es-
pecially in light of the reduction, that the
Council be more prudent in its spending
during these tough economic times.
During the meeting it was suggested that
the dump contract, which expired in No-
vember 2009, be re-negotiated. The con-
tract at present costs $37,000 per month
to maintain the landfill by Snake Cay. Mr.
Thompson commented, "The area has
been reduced to a dump site, not a landfill,
which it is supposed to be."
Dundas Town Chairman Cay Mills said
they need to be sure that whoever takes

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over the contract can handle the cost of
what is required and is able to fulfill their
Danny Sawyer, Marsh Harbour Com-
mittee member, said that there have been
complaints, and it has been witnessed that
the work is not being done properly. The
group agreed to seek to renegotiate the
contract and do a site inspection.
It was suggested by Administrator Ce-
phas Cooper that they do an inspection at
the airport to see what is needed and said
condition there "was a disgrace." He sug-
gested meeting with Bobby Jones and air-
port staff to seek to improve the conditions
until it is updated.
The Council members thought that it
was said during the recent budget debate in
the House of Assembly that central govern-

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was employed as a domestic engineer at
various places on the island. "Grammy"
was an excellent chef and became well
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midor, crab soup and conch chowder.
In October 1954 she married Carl Wil-
fred Strachan. This union was blessed with
ten children, four of whom predeceased
her. Her greatest joy was loving and taking
care of her immediate family and friends
and took pleasure in ensuring that every-
one was fed and had enough to eat.
Her love for fishing surpassed her sec-
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streets of Abaco to wherever her sea drove
her. She was drawn to the beautiful waters
of Abaco on many occasions to challenge
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Lilla was a faithful servant of God and
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Glenn & Charmaine Albury
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William Allan Bethel
"Gone but will never be forgotten"
Those we love don't go away,
They walk beside us every day,
Unseen, unheard, but always near,
Still loved, still missed and very dear.
Time speeds on, one year has passed
Since death its gloom, its shadow cast
Within our home, where all seemed bright,
And took from us a shining light.
We miss that light, and ever will,
His vacant place there is none to fill.
Down here we mourn, but not in vain,
For up in heaven we will meet again.
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Your wife, children,
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fered a stroke. She remained in the care
of her medical team, nurses and her chil-
dren, who took turns to ensure that she was
never left alone.
Throughout her illness she maintained a
positive attitude. She never complained but
was truly grateful to her God for long life
and her children for their caring.
On June 18, 2010, Lilla closed her eyes
and quietly slipped away to be with her
Lord. As peacefully as she lived, she died.
May her soul rest in peace.
The funeral for Peter Michael Burrows,
65, of Dundas Town and formerly of Nassau
was held July 10 at St. Francis Xavier Cathe-
dral, Nassau.
Simeon Rob-
erts assisted
by Deacon
Andrew Bur-
rows officiat-
ed. Interment
followed in
the Catholic Peter Michael Burrows
Cemetery, In-
fant View Road. Nassau.
Left to cherish, his fond memories are his
wife: Lorane Burrows; mother: Evelyn Bur-
rows; children and grandchildren: Latrisha
Brurrows, Racasia and Larissa Johnson, Linda
Lightbourne. Lorenzo and Nakera Archer, Lo-
retta Burrows, Peatra Burrows, Paulette Bur-
rows, Lamanda Burrows, Sterling Burrows,
Peter Burrows Jr. (deceased); sisters: Gaynell
Funes Padilla (child) Crystal Pintard, (grand-
chldren) Joshaa and Joel Pintard; Mary Gay,
Michael, Christopher and Lakeisha Gay (grand-
child) Dino Black) Patrica Strachan (hus-
band) Harold Strachan (grandchildren) Tafari
Strachan, Ciara Linton, Bernadette Metholall,
(husband) Rohan Metholall (children) Sarika
Rolle,Turiea Deveaux and Gabriel Metholall
(grandchild) Aidan Clarke, Regina Mohabir -
(husband) Tony Mohabir (children) Vijay, Al-
exander and Rolan Mohabir, Catherine Persaud
- (husband) Danny Persaud (children) Olivia,
Julia, Daniel and Denzel Persaud (grandchil-
dren) Amelia Burrows, Danejo Murray and
Ethan Colebrooke; brothers: Andrew Burrows -
(wife) Patrice Burrows (children) Andrea, Gar-
field, Andrew Jr. Gerard and Sidney Burrows
(grandchildren) Ashli, Andrew III and Keiron
Burrows, Stephen Burrows (wife) Cheryl Bur-
rows (children) Rochelle, Racquel; Rashard,
Stephen Jr. and Cherese Burrows (grandchil-
dren) Jude Burrows and Eduardo Strachan

Jr., Mark Burrows -(children) Steven and
Sara Burrows, Christopher Burrows (wife)
Anita Burrows (children) Kristan, Ana Alicia
and Karese Burrows, Edward Burrows -(wife)
Anastasia Burrows (children) Lenice, Edward
Jr. and Edvardo Burrows (grandchild) E'myra
Burrows, Martin Burrows (wife) Lisa Bur-
rows (children) Charisma Deleveaux, Martin
Jr., Chad and Diva Burrows, James Burrows
(deceased) (wife) Mary Burrows (children)
Randy and Kimberly Burrows, Johnny Burrows
(deceased) (wife) Mary Burrows (children)
Randy and Kimberley Burrows, Johnny Bur-
rows (deceased) (wife) Cyprianna Burrows
(children) Sean, Francois, John and Angelique
Burrows (grandchildren) Quadassio, Rishaad,
Nathan, Emery and Seaneka; adopted chil-
dren: Anna and Irving Young; step-mother-in-
law: Velma Lightboume; sisters-in-law: Dally
Russell (children) Fredrick, Solomon, Sherry,
AI, Katie, Austin and Joey Russell, Jane Bain
- (husband) Morris Bain (children) Tony, Mor-
ris, Jessie, Sammie, Ruthmae and Wadye;
Lula Burrows (husband) Jerome Burrows
(deceased) (children) Otis Fox, Jerona Curry,
Rowena Pinder, Jerome Burrows and Racquel
Armbrister, Kiesha Lightbourne, Sabrina Pin-
der (deceased) (children) Cindy, Curtis, Can-
adace, Lydia, Donnette and Donovan, Amanda
Pinder (deceased) (children) Dwight, Della,
Oscar, Lottie Quinten; brothers-in-law: Rich-
ard McKinney (children) Richard Sr., Karen,
kim, Deon, Shawn, Ivan McKinney (children)
Mary, Greg, Timmy, Brenda and Judy, Basil
McKinney (wife) Julia Mckinney (children)
Basil Jr., Dave, Ron, Shenique, Robert McK-
inney (Kenny, Robert Jr., Emestine, Nicky,
Renaldo, Alex McKinney (wife) Lila McKin-
ney (children) Sammie, Stedman and Crystal,
Arthur Lightbourne (wife) Michelle Light-
boume (children) Arthur Jr., Keva, Archelle,

Stephon Lightboume; aunts and uncles: Doro-
thy and Peter Chea; Mavis Farrington, Max-
ine Burrows, Betty Dean, Marian Rolle, Essie
McKinney, Vincent and Claude Sinclair Bur-
rows; 2 godchildren: Joey Russell and Christian
Fox; and many other relatives and friends.
Zula Mae Carroll nee Chestnut, 77,
of Treasure Cay and formerly of Nassau
passed away in Nassau on June 30. Her
funeral service was held at New Vision
Ministries in Marsh Harbour on July 17.
She was
by her hus-
band Carl;
sons Gerard
and Ian;
Louis and
Anthony Zula Mae Carroll
and sister Shirley Goodman.
She is survived by three sons Mark and
his wife Francoise, Peter and his wife Shir-
ley, Gary and his wife Jasmine; daughter
Kathryn Cartwright; sisters Florence Carey
and Rowena Knowles; brothers-in-law Rex-
wood, Harry and Curtis Carroll; two sister-
in-law Enid Carroll and Marina Knight;
grandchildren Ian, Kesha, Vanessaca,
Maya, Vanessa, Christyn, Shamsi, Carlton,
Dieudonne, Carl, Nelson, Joshua, Shakia
and Shanekia; great-grandchildren Taryn,
Marcus and Brandon; nieces, nephews and
friends including dear friends Michelle
Drake, Minerva Sawyer and Donald Sands.

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The Abaconian

Page 20 Section B The Abaconian

Local Gov. From Page 18
ment is allocating $1 million for the Marsh
Harbour airport terminal and they agreed
to check on it to verify if this is true.
Murphy Town Committee July 3
By Mirella Santillo
After several meetings adjourned be-
cause of a lack of quorum, the Murphy
Town Committee finally held a meeting.
Most of the meeting was allocated to re-
viewing the previous year's budget and the
new fiscal year's allocations by Adminis-
trator Cephas Cooper, since the last meet-
ing was adjourned before the budget was
Mr. Cooper reminded the committee
members that the new fiscal year had al-
ready started on July 1st. In spite of the fact
that the township would receive the same
dollar amount as last year, it was still im-
perative that the Committee let central gov-
ernment know how it wanted to allocate the
money. He announced that there would not
be any money for capital expenditures.
Most areas of spending will stay the
same except for garbage collection and
side street maintenance. One of the gar-
bage collectors, Mark Russell, has already
agreed to cut his monthly fee by $1000;
the other collector, Paul Mills, will be ap-
proached to find out if he would also agree
to cut the amount he charges for monitor-
ing two bulk refuse bins.
Chairman Renardo Curry announced
that during July, 10 students will be given
jobs cleaning side roads instead of hiring

gi, Local Government at Work

the regular contract holders. The substitu-
tion will contribute to a small saving that
will offset the outstanding year end bal-
ance. New provisions for side street main-
tenance, another hefty spending area in the
Murphy Town budget, will come in effect
August 1st.
Of $26,000 allocated for miscellaneous
and contingency expenses, $18,000 has
been reserved for community upkeep, es-
pecially preparation for sidewalks. The
committee decided to cut the amount for
the sidewalks by $9,900. That saving will
go towards the Community Center grounds

Sonnith Lockart mentioned that he took
the maintenance person, Trevor Swain,
through the community to bring about an
overall clean-up of the entire community.
Before ending the meeting, Administra-
tor Cooper express his concern that several
members of the committee had not been
attending and were subject to dismissal if
they missed more than three meetings. He
announced some of the Independence cel-
ebration activities.
A concern was brought to the attention
of the committee; it appears that soccer
players were using the Murphy Town Park
on Sunday. Alcohol and food was sold

sometimes accompanied by loud behavior.
The members were dismayed that they
were using the park without permission or
license. Most of the soccer players used to
belong to the Abaco Football Association,
under the Presidency of Malcolm Spicer;
however, the league was dismantled this
year because of the teams' refusal to pay
their dues to the Association.
A meeting with the Administrator, the
Assistant-Superintendent of Police and
Murphy Town Committee members was to
take place the following day, July 4, at the
council's office to decide on a course of
action to tackle the issue.

Grand Cay hears about Catch Certificate Program

By Tim Roberts
More than 60 fisherman and buyers at-
tended a meeting on Grand Cay on July
7 to learn about the new Catch Certifica-
tion program required by the Department
of Fisheries for crawfishermen in The Ba-
hamas. Addressing the group was Michael
Brennan, Director of Marine Resources.
Jon Chaiton, a fisheries biologist who
works for Tropic Seafood in Nassau, em-
phasized to the audience that these changes
are coming about because of the world
market, not because of the government.
He said, "Large buyers make the rules,
and our only option is to play or don't
Mr. Chaiton said people all over the
world recognize the quality of the crawfish
coming from The Bahamas. "However,
the market wants to know it is caught in
a safe, wholesome, legal and sustainable
way," he said. He noted that if we do not
get certification and we cannot sell 40 per-

cent of our crawfish, then the price will go
down and everyone will get less money.
He said the European Union and U.S.
markets have joined with the Marine Stew-
ardship Certification program and the U.S.
will likely place similar restrictions on im-
ports from The Bahamas very soon. The
certification program did a Sustainability
Assessment two years ago. Mr. Chaiton
said, "The Bahamas' fisheries failed."
The government has been working
"feverishly" with various scientists and
partners to bring The Bahamas in line
with compliance developing a Fisheries
Improvement Plan and now developing a
Catch Certification. "We won't lose [our
market] now, but we are being watched. If
we don't show we are complying, we will
be cut off from our markets." he said.
Mr. Brennan said, "You will have to be
more organized. You will need to make
sure you have all licenses and permits in
place." The information on the catches

is "important in helping us manage the
fisheries of The Bahamas," he said. "We
don't want our fisheries to run out. It is
important to sustain our fisheries for the
future, so we need to know if things are
getting better or worse in our fisheries."
The audience was not happy about all
the extra paperwork involved and sug-
gested that the buyers should take care of
it. However, they realized, "If we can't
sell our lobster, we can't live." Another
fisherman said it would help them improve
the quality of their catch, and they would
get more money.
Gurth Russell, Manager of Marsh Har-
bour Importers Exporters, said that Grand
Cay fishermen were one of his best groups
having less than one percent undersized
catch brought in. He added, "I guarantee
if they produce better quality, they will get
more money [for their crawfish]."

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July 15, 2010

The Abaconian Section B Page 21

Club News

Rotary Club of Abaco

Changeover Function
By Mirella Santillo
The 39th Changeover Dinner of the Ro-
tary Club of Abaco marked the end of the
Rotary year and heralded the induction of a
new board. It was held at the Faith Conven-
tion Center on July 3rd. It was a big event
which included a buffet dinner prepared by
Camille Lowe, DJ music by Granville Al-
len a.k.a. Craig Boo, a silent auction with
many fabulous prizes donated by a local
business and various Rotarians and a "ca-
sino corner" with roulette, blackjack and
bingo. It was attended by approximately 50
to 60 people, Rotarians and guests, who all
agreed that they had a fantastic time.
Present at the event was the new As-
sistant Governor for the District, Charles
Sealey, who, opting to attend the Rotary
Club of Abaco's function instead of a
changeover dinner in Nassau, arrived that
same afternoon.
The new President, William "Lil Bill"
Albury, circulated among the guests wel-
coming everyone until dinner time while
Past President, Bryan Thompson, at the
microphone orchestrated the function.
The immediate Past President, Gentry
Morris, informed the group of the previ-
ous year's achievements under his tenure.

The new President, as he leads the Rotary
Club of Abaco into its 40th year, "pledged
to make the Club bigger and stronger by
looking for real Rotarians at heart."
Mr. Sealey enumerated Rotary's en-
deavors pertaining to the theme Building
Communities and Bridging Continents to
be acted upon by the clubs during 2010-
2011. To better focus on youth this year,
a new committee was created to oversee
programs involving young people. Rotar-
ian Ian Carroll was nominated Chairman
of that Youth Committee.
A Platinum Award has been created
to reward industrious clubs. "I am look-
ing for clubs in The Bahamas to achieve
that," declared Mr Sealey, hopefully. The
official part of the function ended with the
induction of the new board members who
were each pinned in turn by the Assistant
Governor. They are William Albury, Pres-
ident; Dwayne Wallas, Secretary; Michael
Knowles, Treasurer; Ian Carroll, Director
of Youth; Charles Carey, Director of Com-
munity Service; Jo-Ann Bradley, Director
of Club Administration; Desmond Bootle,
Director of Membership, Steve Davis, Di-
rector of Rotary Foundation and Frederik
Gottlieb, Director of Fund Raising.
After the announcements the attendees
proceeded to the gambling tables. Andrew
Pinder displayed his creations, rings, ear-

rings and pendants of gold and precious
stones, donated by Abaco Gold, that were
watched closely by many bidders. A fon-
due set, a print of an old map of the Carib-
bean and three framed prints of star fish
were also favorites of many guests.
At last the tickets for the games were
ready to be purchased. A $10 ticket en-
titled the gamblers to receive $100 in chips
to play for 15 minutes at Barbara Fore-
man's roulette table or at Mirella Santillo's
blackjack table. The person who had the
most chips in front of him/ her at the end
of that period won a prize. In a separate
corner Jo-Ann Bradley was calling out
numbers for a game of bingo. The win-

ning players also received prizes. With so
many activities going on, the event lasted
well into the night.
The gambling was devised to raise
money for one of Rotary's charities: the
elimination of polio in the world. Through
the efforts of Rotary, polio has been eradi-
cated in most countries except three. The
changeover dinner serves to replenish the
operating account of the club, so the new
President was pleased to announce on the
first meeting of his tenure that the evening
had been a great success.
The Rotary Club meets every Tuesday
at Abaco Beach Hotel and visiting Rotar-
ians are always welcome.

Three Abaco Lads Training in Nassau

By Jennifer Hudson
Thirteen-year-old Levaughan Forbes,
14-year-old Ashton Forbes and 15-year-old
Ozeke Swain, all students of St. Francis
de Sales School, are presently in Nassau
training for The Bahamas Judo Federation
Open Tournament scheduled for August
7. Following the National Competition, in
which all three will compete, Ashton will
then compete in the Caribbean Cup along
with other members of the Bahamas Na-
tional Team. Ashton qualified for the Ba-
hamas National Team earlier in the year.
In order to be selected to attend the

tournament. He is very excited and feels
that he is "close to ready." He won a gold
medal in Barbados recently and his coach
says, "Ashton is under a lot of pressure as
the Barbados team, which is an excellent
team, will be participating in Nassau, and
they are out for Ashton's blood."
Levaughan feels that he will be ready
after the five weeks of training in Nas-
sau while Ozeke, who is excited, is also
rather frightened by the thought of such
Please see Judo Page 23

The Rotary Club ofAbaco held a special dinner to thank the outgoing board and induct a
new board. The gala event was held at Faith Convention Center on July 3rd. The Gover-
nor for the District, Charles Sealey, was present for the ceremony, unfortunately with his
back to the camera. 51,S/.n facing the camera are Frederik Gottlieb, Michael Knowles
Jo-Ann Bradley and in coming president "Lil Bill" Albury.

Business Establishment


I. Number of employees
2. Wages & salaries
3. Annual hours worked
4. Revenues & expenditures
5. Depreciation & acquisitions

The data generated from the survey is used to measure each sector's contribution
of national output, and provide information essential to the estimation of national
income and the gross national product ofThe Bahamas.

If you are involved in the the production of goods and services, you can help
contribute to our national income by completing the Annual Business Establishment
Survey questionnaire accurately and in a timely fashion.

The Department of Statistics is conducting its Annual Business Establishment
Survey from May until the end of September. The survey requires that
businesses and institutions provide the following information;

shoud b

The Officer-In-Charge
Department of Statistics
The Mall Drive
P.O. Box F-42561
Freeport, Grand Bahama
Tel: 352-7196 | Fax:352-6120

I 'Ielp Your Sector And Our Nation's Progress"

camp all the boys had
to meet criteria in both
physical fitness and
technical assessment.
While in Nassau
they will undertake
one month of intense
training with Sensei
Rahming. They will
work out non-stop for
five hours six days a
week. In order to pre-
pare for this they have
been training for two
hours every day since
school closed with
their coach on Abaco.
This will be Ash-
ton's fifth tournament
and third international

Three Abaco youth are training in Nassau in Judo prior to
a competition. They are Ozeke Swain, Ashton Forbes and
Levaughan Forbes.


a.k.a. LILY H. SANDS
domiciled and late of Marsh Harbour,
Abaco, The Bahamas, deceased

NOTICE is hereby given that all persons having any
claim or demand against or interest in the above
Estate should send same duly certified in writing to
the undersigned on or before 16th August, 2010 after
which date the Executors will proceed to distribute
the assets of the Estate having regard only to the
claims, demands or interests of which they shall
then have had notice AND all persons indebted to
the above Estate are asked to settle such debts on or
before 16th August, 2010.

V.M. Lightbourn & Co.
Attorneys for the Executors
P.O. Box AB 20365
Bay Street, Marsh Harbour
Abaco, The Bahamas


July 15, 2010

Page 22 Section B The Abaconian

News of the Youth

Seventeen Compete
in Abaco Idol
By Samantha V. Evans
Abaco Idol, a concept penned from the
coveted American Idol, was created by
Charlotte Green and Sirnardo Hart, who
were looking for something positive to do
for the youth of Abaco. When they decided
on the idea, the work started immediately.
The first day of auditions was on June 18th
at Central Abaco Primary School. Due to
the great response, auditions were held on
Saturday and Sunday of that week at the
school as well. The first contestant was
Steve "Remy" Bienane a student at Abaco
Central High School.
Seventeen students made it through to
the first round with their singing and rap-
ping skills. The judges gave each of them
constructive criticism and looked to see
improvement on subsequent nights.
The first run-off performance was held
on June 23rd at the Dundas Town Burial
Society. According to Judge Thompson,
all of the contestants have talent but the
judges are looking for improvement, stage
presence and entertainment. Ms. Hart stat-

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ed that they did not know that Abaco had
so much talent, good talent at that. At this
point in the competition, they are looking
for the community to vote for their favorite
contestants. When they are voted as the top
three best in the singing and rap categories,
they will be awarded as follows: winner -
$500, trophy and a recording single with
Omega Studios while the second and third
finishers will receive a trophy and prizes.
At the end of this competition, the duo plan
to have a clinic to help develop their talent.
One of the strategies they will use is acting
to help them build confidence while learn-
ing how to act.
Faron Newbold, Jr,. stated that when he
sees talent in contestants, he is prepared
to get a record deal for them even if they
do not win. H is looking to see more Aba-
conians on the music scene. He provided
his equipment for the artists to play their
music through for the competition.
The judges for these auditions were Bry-
an Thompson, Simmone Bowe and Berna-
dette Hepburn.
Two Teen Beauties
off to Nassau
By Samantha V. Evans
On May 16th two queens were crowned
at Anglican Church Hall but since that
crowning, one of the queens, Dakota
Delancy, relinquished her crown, leaving
Deant6 Bain as the sole queen. Recently,
Monique Burrows, organizer and license
holder for Miss Teen Abaco, crowned a
new queen for Central Abaco Blair John-
son of Forest Heights Academy.
Since the queens have been crowned,
they have done some community service

and a nature tour. They did community ser-
vice at Sybil's House on June 23rd where
they read the Bible for the senior citizens,
Kingdom Kids on June 24th where they
read to the children and a nature tour with
Ricardo Johnson on June 25th. The queens
were at the Junkanoo Summer Festival on
June 25th when they spoke of their plat-
form as queens. Blair Johnson is interested

Two of Abaco's beautiful girls will be compete
tional beauty in Nassau in August. Miss Teen
Dakota Delance and Miss Teen North Abac
Johnson will receive training before the comp

in fighting breast cancer and Deante Bain
is interested in working with children as
too many of them are being abused. They
spoke of how excited they are to be repre-
senting Abaco in Nassau at the pageant in
August. They asked for the support of their
family and Abaco.
Ms. Burrows stated that the feedback
in support of the two teen queens as be-
ing terrific so far. She wants the
community to be aware that the
queens leave for training in Nas-
sau on June 27th at which time
they will receive etiquette train-
ing, train with Toastmasters on
speech development and receive
modeling training. She asks the
community to follow the girls
on Facebook as they will have
an opportunity to vote for them
during the second week of Au-
gust when the Fast Track voting
starts for the pageant which will
automatically place them in the
semi-finals when they get suffi-
cient votes. Anyone online will
be able to vote once each day
so Mrs. Burrows encourages the
te in na- entire Abaco community to vote
Abaco, everyday during that time.
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July 17, 1953 July 2, 2009

He had a nature you could not help loving,

And a heart that was purer than gold,

And to those who knew and loved him

His memory will never grow cold.

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July 15, 2010

The Abaconian Section B Page 23

By Timothy Roberts
More than 60 fisherman and buyers at-
tended a meeting in Grand Cay on July 7
to learn about the new Catch Certification
program required by the Department of
Fisheries for crawfishermen in The Baha-
mas. Addressing the group was Michael
Brennan, Director of Marine Resources.
Jon Chaiton, a fisheries biologist who
works for Tropic Seafood in Nassau, em-
phasized to the audience that these changes
are coming about because of the world
market, not because of the government. He
said, "Large buyers make the rules, and
our only option is to play or don't play."

Mr. Chaiton said people all over the
world recognize the quality of the crawfish
coming from The Bahamas. "However,
the market wants to know it is caught in
a safe, wholesome, legal and sustainable
way," he said. He noted that if we do not
get certification and we cannot sell 40 per-
cent of our crawfish, then the price will go
down and everyone will get less money.
"Supply goes up, price goes down."
He said the European Union and U.S.
markets have joined with the Marine Stew-
ardship Certification program and the U.S.
will likely place similar restrictions on im-
ports from The Bahamas very soon. The

Grand Cay crawfishermen were not pleased to realize that they will have to keep daily re-
cords of their catch and fill out forms to have their crawfish bought for international trade.
But they realize that they will have to conform. 51 ,/m is d 'S/hi Maycock of Friends of the
Environment who gave out 5.5" pens and key chains that have a 5.5 inch rule to assist the
fishermen in bringing in only the crawfish that are longer than that length.

certification program did a Sustainability
Assessment two years ago. Mr. Chaiton
said, "The Bahamas' fisheries failed."
The government has been working
"feverishly" with various scientists and
partners to bring The Bahamas in line
with compliance developing a Fisheries
Improvement Plan and now developing a
Catch Certification. "We won't lose [our
market] now, but we are being watched. If
we don't show we are complying, we will
be cut off from our markets." he said.
Mr. Brennan said, "You will have to be
more organized. You will need to make
sure you have all licenses and permits in
place." The information on the catches
is "important in helping us manage the
fisheries of The Bahamas," he said. "We
don't want our fisheries to run out. It is
important to sustain our fisheries for the
future, so we need to know if things are
getting better or worse in our fisheries."
The audience was not happy about all
the extra paperwork involved and sug-
gested that the buyers should take care of
it. However, they realized, "If we can't
sell our lobster, we can't live." Another
fisherman said it would help them improve
the quality of their catch, and they would
get more money.
Gurth Russell, Manager of Marsh Har-
bour Importers Exporters, said that Grand
Cay fishermen were one of his best groups
having less than one percent undersized
catch brought in. He added, "I guarantee
if they produce better quality, they will get
more money [for their crawfish]."

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Judo From Page 21
intense training. It will be Levaughan's
third and Ozeke's second tournament. "It
is imperative that the boys follow a very
strict diet not only for their physical fitness
but if they were to go even one ounce over
the weight for their category, they would
have to move into a whole new class which
would be devastating for them," stated
their coach. The boys' coaches on Abaco,
Gina Parotti and Albert Lill, will not be
with them during the training but will at-
tend the actual tournament on August 7.
"Some very important people in the
Judo world will be attending this tourna-
ment. Dr. Rhodi Ferguson from the United
States is the official trainer and head coach
for the Bahamas National Judo Team and
will be helping with the training in Nassau.
The Bahamas Judo Federation is honored
that the President of the International Judo
Federation from Norway will be in atten-
dance having never even been to a tourna-
ment in the United States. His personal as-
sistant in Barbados was so impressed with
the Bahamian team when they performed
there that he advised the President that he
must go to The Bahamas to see their team
perform. Approximately 300-400 people
are expected altogether," stated Coach
Lill. Participants will be coming from
countries throughout the Caribbean region
and the United States to compete in the Ca-
ribbean Cup Tournament.

Conservation begins with YOU

July 15, 2010

Page 24 Section B The Abaconian

July 15,2010

North Abaco News

North Abaco Fishermen the crawfish season approaching, the offi- physical hazards, seen and unseen, from Approximately 60 people involved in
cials want to make sure all fishermen are micro-organisms, such as yeast, bacteria, various aspects of the fishing industry at-
attend seminar aware of the regulations controlling the ex- molds and viruses to chemicals such as tended the workshop. There were proces-
A four-day workshop was held for port of crawfish and attended the training gasoline, pesticides, sodium bi-sulfite and sors from the Marsh Harbour Importers
fishermen at the Revival Time Church in required by Marine Resources. seafood toxins. Everyone from managers Exporters, fishermen belonging to the
Crown Haven on June 29th to July 2nd. On the first day of the intense course, to food handlers should be aware of what North Abaco Fishing Cooperative, a stone
Patricia Bethel, Assistant Director of Ma- the attendees were taught why HACCP can happen. Mr. Taylor reminded the au- crab processor from Grand Bahama as well
rine Resources, and Edward Taylor, a Se- was necessary and they were taken through dience to practice good personal hygiene. as people intending to establish new sea-
nior Officer, shared the presentation famil- various scientific explanations of the safety During the last day of training the par- food businesses.
iarizing members of the fishing industry hazards associated with the catching, han- ticipants were given an overview of the oo e '
with the Hazard Analysis Critical Control dling and the processing of seafood in gen- entire program and made aware of the Cooper's Town's
Point as well as preparing them for the eral and crawfish in particular. They were Bahamian regulations that require people road are resurfaced
Catch certification. With the beginning of made aware of biological, chemical and in the fishing industry attend a four-day
workshop and pass a final examination. By Samantha V. Evans
Bahama Beach Blast celebrated 4th of July Included in the Bahamian training is the Employees from Bahamas Hot Mix
Catch certification program to ensure that have been busy resurfacing roads in sev-
the marine products exported from The Ba- eral key areas on Abaco. Work began the
.i fo hamas are not from illegal, undersized and
unregulated countries.

Bahama Beach Club offers meals

More than175 people attended this year's Bahama Beach Club July 4th celebration.
The 8th annual American Independence Day Barbeque feast and Junkanoo featured the Bahama Beach Club's popular beachfront Bar & Grill is now open to the public 7 days
Spring City Rockers and the "Saw-Man" Browntip & Crew. Guests were treated to an a week. Lunch is served daily and dinners are offered 3 nights a week from 7 to 9 p.m.
18-minute fireworks show, the largest display of explosive, colored lights, smoke and Thursday is Italian Night, Friday is Steak Night and Saturday features a huge barbeque
noise on Abaco. and bonfire. Reservations are requested at 365-8500.

Request for Proposal to Provide Cafeteria

Services for Employees at the Abaco Club

The Abaco Club is requesting proposals from licensed
caterers for the operation of its Employee Dining
Room (EDR), also known as The Parrot's Nest, and
located on site.
* The Club is requesting that proposers provide a bal-
anced nutritive menu to be served for approximately
sixty (60) Ladies & Gentlemen from Monday to Fri-
day and forty (40) Ladies & Gentlemen (employees)
on Saturday and Sundays between 10:30 am to 2:00
pm and also 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm. This service is to be
provided for approximately five (5) weeks, commenc-
ing on Saturday, August 28th to Friday, October 1st,
2010 or a period of approximately thirty-five (35) con-
secutive days.
* The Club intends that the cafeteria will provide a var-
ied and healthy fare at an agreed cost to the employer.
The Club will allow the successful proposer to utilize
the cafeteria space, including the kitchen and existing
equipment and appliances (not gas equipment like ov-
ens and burners).
* The food should be prepared off-of premises and the
proposers can use steam tables and warmers to keep
the food hot and safe for the consumption of our Ladies
& Gentlemen.
* The successful proposer will be responsible for the
overall cleaning of the Cafeteria space (on a daily ba-
sis) and the disposal of any trash produce during the
day to be transported to the dumpster located on prem-
* We recommend the use of plastic plates and plastic
cutlery which need to be provided by the proposer.
* Beverages and plastic cups need to be provided by
the proposer as well, ice will be made available for the
proposer's use by the Club.
* The food offered needs to be of high quality, with

good variety and good value.
* The Club will also evaluate a proposer's business and
catering and/or restaurant background to determine
that the proposer can successfully provide the services
expected. Each proposer will be interviewed by the
Evaluation Committee prior to the final determination
of the successful proposer.
* The Proposer shall comply specifically with all clean-
ing requirements listed herein and shall maintain all ar-
eas of the cafeteria space in a clean and sanitary man-
ner in accordance with the Club's standards.
All proposals must meet the following minimum crite-
ria (and elements herein) in order to be considered for
further evaluation:
1. Proposed Menu. Each proposal shall include a pro-
posed menu, including prices (per unit of Measure
cost for evaluation purposes only) to be charged. In
addition the proposal shall include portion size, such
as number of ounces or other quantifiable criteria for
each menu item proposed. This information will be
used as required to accurately compare menu prices
between different proposals. The proposed menu shall,
at a minimum, include offerings in each of the follow-
ing categories
A. Lunch selections Including hot items, salads and
B. Beverages Including soft drinks.
C. Dessert and snack items (optional and can be sold
retail to employees).
2. Qualifications. Each proposal shall include a de-
scription of the qualifications and food service experi-
ence of the proposer, the on-site manager, and all on-
site staff critical to the daily operation. A description
of all food safety, management and/or preparations

courses or programs attended by the proposer and the
on-site manager should be provided. Health Certifi-
cates for ALL concerned are required.
3. Experience. The proposer, on site manager, and criti-
cal staff members, must have at least five years experi-
ence in the restaurant or food service industry.
Menu Price.
To evaluate menu prices, each member of the evalua-
tion committee will make selections from the proposed
menu as described below
Lunch: selections will consist of hot items, salads and
a beverage selection: $8.00 or less
Supper: Late night staff (after 6:00 pm) will be re-
quired to have meals provisioned for them, this could
include souses, soups, easily re-heated platters, cold or
hot sandwiches (etc) $5.00 to $7.00.
Proposers whose submittals meet the minimum criteria
will be required to attend a personal interview with the
Evaluation Committee. The purpose of the interview
will be to allow the Proposer to verbally present his/her
plan for the successful operation of the cafeteria and to
respond to questions from the committee.
The contract will be awarded to that proposer deemed
by the Evaluation Committee to have submitted the
most advantageous proposal taking into consideration
all of the listed criteria. The Club reserves the right to
reject any and all proposals as determined to be in the
best interests of the Abaco Club Employees
The Operator shall comply specifically with all clean-
ing requirements listed herein and it shall maintain all
areas of the cafeteria space in a clean and sanitary man-
ner in accordance with the highest industry standards.
Failure to maintain such standards will automatically
default the contract.

July 15,2010

The Abaconian Section B Page 25

More North Abaco News

Hosted by Leon Pinder, an officer with complains include joint pains, dizziness, a doctor as soon as possible.
North From Page 24 the Department of Marine Resources in nausea, decreased vision and fainting. A person seriously affected from
week of June 22nd when all roads in Coo- Crown Haven and the Chairman of the Dr Carole Burnett, one of the present- the"bends" while at sea should be given
per's Town and Fire Road got resurfaced. North Abaco Fishing Cooperative, the ers, mentioned two types or levels of lots of fluids water if the person is con-
According to John Quail of Bahamas Hot workshop was organized in collaboration "bends." Symptoms of type one are joint scious and oxygen. Two or three treat-
Mix, the roads were in desperate need of with the Department of Marine Resources pains, itching, rashes, swelling of limbs ments of approximately six hours in a
work, and he hopes that roads in the Marsh represented by Greg Bethel, who had trav- and fatigue. Type two exhibits more seri- decompression chamber at Lyford Cay or
Harbour area will be resurfaced as well as eled from Nassau for the occasion. ous symptoms such as tiredness, tingling, in the States are usually necessary to treat
they, too, are not in good condition. Not many fatalities have occurred weakness, paralysis, blurred vision, dizzi-
among fishermen diving for crawfish in ness and chest pains. When experiencing Please see North Page 26
Fishermen Training the North. Unfortunately, Mr. Pinder's type two symptoms, the person should see
i erm T r brother was one of them, but a couple of
Divers Course the fishermen present have suffered from
By Mirella Santillo the "bends"on one or more occasion. They
A workshop for fishermen using com- had recovered without seeking medical ad-
pressors for diving was held in Treasure vise, a feat, according to the presenters,
Cay on June 24th. Eight fishermen attended not recommended. No Carbon Required
the course that taught them safety measures However, four fishermen were treated F rm s N bere
while diving with a compressor. more than once for the "bends." Common Fu s* Numbered

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Retail/Office space available for lease at Roy-
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and charming second floor space. Available
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Bahama Palm Shores, 2 1 bed/i bath fully
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Blackwood, 2 bed/i bath fully furnished,1
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Bahama Coral Island Lot (108x100) for sale
$20,0000 net. Owner financing available.
Must sell! Call 577-0650 or 458-5355
Central Pines, for sale by owner: concrete
triplex on oversized lot. Fully furnished, two
2 bed/2 bath, one 1 bed/i bath, central A/C,
washer/dryer, hurricane shutters, tool shed on
premises. Asking price $243,000. Call 554-
Elbow Cay's Best Houses and Land, rentals
and sales. Hope Town Hideaways. Call 242-
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$180,000 and negotiable. Priced well below
appraised value. Serious enquiries only. Call
367-2266 or 365-9321.

Hope Town. Just South of Hope Town settle-
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Also suited for commercial/industrial devel-
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Asking $78,500 net to owner. Must Sell! Ad-
jacent property may be available. Call 242-
699-9034 or 561-745-0639
Little Abaco, 6.25 acres with 100 feet of wa-
terfront for $55,000. Call 366-0797 or 242-
Marsh Harbour tourist district. Large 1500
sf harbour view townhouse. 2 Bed/ 2 1/2 Bath
with a study, large attic, jacuzzi, across from
large resort hotel. Close to all restaurants,
night life, car & boat rentals. Unit has weekly
rental income potential & long term executive
rental income possibilities. Great investment,
$180,000. Call 376-2252 or 362-1021
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townhouse all with deep water docks & garag-
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North From Page 25
serious cases. If the person has to be air-
lifted, the plane should be pressurized or
not fly above 1000 feet.
To be fit for diving one should exercise
regularly, avoid alcohol, cigarettes and
drugs or excessive medication that might
cause dizziness. Get well hydrated, do not
fly within 24 hours of diving and submit to
an annual checkup.
Brian Kakuk, a cave and blue hole diver
who trained in the military and ran the de-
compression chamber at Autec on Andros
for several years, talked about his experi-
ences and shared his training with the fish-
It is common for him to dive at 150
foot for approximately 90 minutes, a feat
that forces him to ascend very slowly. He
strongly recommended that the fishermen
use chart tables that tell how long one can
stay under water at a specific depth. He
urged them to get training to find out what

happens to the body while subjected to the
pressure of the water, stating that a simple
"compressor" course could help.
He parted with a few safety tips: learn
how to use the tables, while ascending go
slow and do a safety stop at 15 feet for
approximately three minutes, adding more
time if one is cold or is doing a strenu-
ous dive. Use the maximum surface inter-
vals, a fisherman should stay on the boat
about 10 minutes before diving again. He
advised them to work from the deep in the
morning to the shallow in the afternoon..
He mentioned some of the decompres-
sion limits: when diving at 35 feet, the
maximum time under water should be 205
minutes, at 40 feet it should only be 140
minutes, at 50 feet 80 minutes and at 60
feet, the maximum time under is reduced
to 55 minutes, less than one hour. Again
he recommended to be on the surface as
often as possible.
Mr Kakuk mentioned that there is now a
computer the size of a watch priced around

$300 that replaces the tables. Advantages
of the tables over the computer are that
they are cheaper and can be used by several
divers. On the other hand, a computer pro-
vides more technical information. Either is
better than guessing, he stressed. He, too,
underlined the importance of staying hy-
drated by drinking fluids and advised not
to dive when sick or injured, while taking
medication or when exhausted.
Mr. Bethel concluded the workshop by
reminding the fishermen that to use a com-
pressor they should have a scuba diving
certification. A compressor should only be
used during the crawfish season and only
between the depth of 30 feet to 60 feet.
He stated that the workshop had been orga-
nized to ensure that the fishermen practice
safe diving while capturing marine prod-
For more information on the courses,
contact Doyle Roberts at 242 466 6129 or
Christine Curry at 242 365 2094.

More North Abaco News

Abaco Glass Company
Window Glass and Mirrors
Cut and Installed
Screens Made and Repaired
Commercial Store Fronts
Installed and Replaced
Yale Windows
Don MacKay Blvd. 367-2442

Abaco A & D Trucking
Call us
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Straw Baskets Shirts Hats
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Bethany Gospel Chapel
Celebrates 75 Years
By Samantha V. Evans
On May 23 Bethany Gospel Chapel
celebrated 75 years as a church family. A
grand celebration was planned when the
church family prayed, worshiped, sang
and danced together. Several pastors were
on hand to bring inspirational messages
and congratulations to the church. Present
for this event was Pastor David Cartwright
and Evangelist Michael Johnson who remi-
nisced about how far the church had come.
Bethany has a rich history that began
at Bluff Point in 1935. They took a build-
ing from Green Turtle Cay across to Bluff
Point that was erected by men from Green
Turtle Cay. The church was named Me-
morial Hall. The first four leaders of the
church were Elder George Curry, Elder
Roland Reckley, Elder Jonathan McKenzie
and Elder Zaachaeus Swain, who were all
taught by Dr. Walter Kendrick. Later the
settlement was moved to Murphy Town
due to a hurricane.
Please see Church Page 27


late of Dundas Town, Abaco, The Bahamas

NOTICE is hereby given that all persons having
any claims or demand against the above Estate are
required to send the same duly certified in writing to
the undersigned on or before the 9th day of August,
A.D., 2010, after which date the Executor will proceed to
distribute the assets having regard only to the claims of
which he shall then have had notice.

And Notice is herely given that all persons indebted to
the said Estate are requested to make full settlement on
or before the dated hereinbefore mentioned.

Loyalist Plaza
Don MacKay Boulevard
Marsh Harbour, Abaco
The Bahamas
Attorneys for the Executor


late of Moore's Island, Abaco, The Bahamas

NOTICE is hereby given that all persons having
any claims or demand against the above Estate are
required to send the same duly certified in writing to
the undersigned on or before the 9th day of August,
A.D., 2010, after which date the Executor will proceed to
distribute the assets having regard only to the claims of
which he shall then have had notice.

And Notice is herely given that all persons indebted to
the said Estate are requested to make full settlement on
or before the dated hereinbefore mentioned.

Loyalist Plaza
Don MacKay Boulevard
Marsh Harbour, Abaco
The Bahamas
Attorneys for the Executor


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The Abaconian Section B Page 27

Church From Page 26

As those pioneer leaders moved off the
scene, new leaders rose up to continue the
work. As the church grew, the building
was replaced and the name was changed to
Bethany Gospel Chapel. In 1991 the church
applied for five acres to build a larger sanc-
tuary to accommodate growth. The church
presently is on the new site and they are
working to complete the mission house and
landscaping. Today the church is lead by
Bishop Bert Livingstone Williams Jr., and
his leadership team. The church was incor-
porated in 2000. The church has numerous
ministries including praise team, transpor-
tation, publication, announcement, hospi-
tality committee, evangelistic team, drama
team, Sunday school, soloists, ushers, and
praise dancers.

By Mirella Santillo
Parrots have finally got to the task of
nesting and rearing young, this year with a
late start possibly caused by the minimum
amount of rain falling on the island so far.
Ms. Caroline Stahala, a professor at
Florida State University, Tallahassee Cam-
pus, whose main field of research has been
the Abaco parrot for the last several years,
has been monitoring previously used nests
since May and has only recently come
across actively occupied nests.
On June 26th a group of five people in-
cluding Ms. Stahala and two students, met
at 7 a.m. to monitor the activity in the nests
and the behavior of the parrots generally.
As soon as the team arrived at one of the

national park entrances, they were imme-
diately greeted by the squawking of a large
group of the colorful avian population, av-
idly feeding on a variety of berries.
Ms. Stahala, accompanied by the stu-
dents, went west of the Highway while Bar-
bara Foreman and I stayed on the east side
to determine whether certain cavities were
being used. No nest seemed to be chosen
during the two hours of observation, but a
very large flock of approximately 50 par-
rots congregated, foraging on wild guava
and other berries, flying back and forth in
a circle all together, stopping on trees and
flying away again, a behavior unusual for
this time of the year. Ms. Stahala attributed
this behavior perhaps to the fact that a few

nests had been destroyed and parrots were
regrouping to pair or chose other nests.
Her team monitored five nests, a couple
of which were occupied by a mother bird
sitting on her eggs.
The two students who accompanied Ms.
Stahala, Natalie Miaoulis, a Bahamian
high school student presently residing in
Florida, and Madelalain Auguste, a resi-
dent of Hope Town, were enthralled by the
experience and are planning to be part of
the next monitoring trip. Ms. Stahala wel-
comes volunteers interested in helping her
monitoring the nests, especially students to
whom it gives an opportunity to discover
and appreciate the local environment.

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Picture and 4 lines $25
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1995 Honda Prelude in excellent running con-
dition. Serviced regularly, complete with CD
player and cold A/C, $3,500. Call David cell
475-4394 or e-mail dcfar82@yahoo.com


Chevy S10 2003. Pick up truck. Ext. Cab,
A/C, Cruise control, Radio & CD player,
automatic Low miles, very good condition.
$8,450 ONO. Call 458-0525

18-40' Misc trailer priced from $15,000. 21'
Answer Hull Project boat $15,000. Trasnsom
and stringers recently done. Call 242-364-

18' Man-O-War Boat, new gelcoat, new Rub
Rail, almost new 85HP Yamaha engine. Ev-
erything in excellent condition. $16,000 Call
18.5' Albury Bros. Heavy duty Bimini top,
40 gal main gas tank, 30 gal forward tank, 115
HP mere w/ handle. 365-6205


20' Proline Fisherman w/ trailer, center con-
sole, T-top, Garmen GPS, trim tabs VHF, 115
outboard on bracket. Needs attention. Not used
in 5 years. $3750. Call 242-458-0525
22' Aquasport $7,000. 18' Boston Whaler
$9,500 No engines. Excellent condition. Call
365-6502 or 475-8768

23' Hurricane 1/ 150HP Optimax with only
350 hrs. Call 475-1035
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25' Mako, T-top, new engines, tank & elec-
tric etc. $25,000. Contact 901-682-3651 orha-

25'7" Center console Seafox. 2002. 250HP
Johnson, GPS, fishfinder, outriggers included.
On board toilet never used. DUTY PAID. Re-
cently appraised at $22K. $19,500. Call 367-

29'Fountain 2001 center console. Very clean
hull. Will sell with or without power. Twin
200HP Yamaha's Premix model 2008/9. Twin
axle aluminium trailer included. DUTY PAID.
Package $30,000. Less power $14,000. 2009
Yamaha 200HP Premix $6500 LH. 2008
Yamaha 200HP Premix $5500 RH. Call 242-

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, A/C, 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 US or BRO
34' Mainship MK1. 200HP Perkins with a
Onan Genset. Recent haulout. New bottom
paint and through hulls galley, full bath, v
berth, full salon with dual steering stations.
Priced at 22,000. DUTY PAID. Call 242-364-


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

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

19' Bayliner w/ cabin (toilet) 135HP Mercu-
ry, CD player, radio, depth finder, ladder, 6
seats, good condition. DUTY PAID $14500.
Call Buddy Roberts 242-365-6152

26' Custom Fiberglass Commercial 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

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

Beach front lot near entrance of har-
bour with fantastic views of light-
house. Walking distance to beach.
$265,000. Ref. A511433



Sea view 2 bedroom condos and 3 Dreamy and colorful turn-key canal
bedroom penthouses in a gated de- front residence in Great Abaco Club.
velopment with pool and dock. 4 bedrooms all with ensuite baths.
Starting at $595,000. Ref. AS10903 $920,000. Ref. AS11449

Beautiful Victorian house in Green
Turtle Cay. 2,000 sq. ft. with 3 bed-
rooms and 2.5 baths.
$950,000. Ref. AS11349


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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

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
BRIGATINE BAY: 10,000 sq.ft. located in Treasure Cay, near stunning beach,
golf course, marina and restaurants. Starting at $85,000. Ref. AS11385 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
REDUCLD! GUMELEMI RIDGE, ELBOW CAY: 10,494 sq. ft. lot with great ele-
vations. $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
JOE'S CREEK: Almost 1 acre between Marsh Harbour and Treasure Cay.
$59,990. Ref. AS11455 PRICED TO SELL!
DUNDASTOWN: 8,746 sq. ft. lot in community near Marsh Harbour. Great op-
portunity. $35,000. Ref. AS11371
LITTLE HARBOUR: Private waterfront lot on coveted peninsula. 160 ft. on the
water, ideal for a dock. $249,000. Ref. AS11389
GUANA CAY: 6,811 sq. ft. sea and oceanview lot within the Shipwreck Su bdi-
vision. Nearby the new community dock and beaches. $125,000. Ref.
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

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

'Sea View Cottage' boasts stunning
water views from every room. Fully
equipped with private dock slip.
$880,000. AS11450

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

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

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

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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Spacious turn-key 2 bedroom, 2 bath Enchanting 2 bedroom, 2 bath oot-
condos. Fully equipped and centrally tage with 140 ft. of beach in Long
located. 3 units available. Bay near New Plymouth settlement.
Starting at $286,000. Ref. AS10622 $1,095,000. Ref. AS11322

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A new and affordable private island
development. 1 bedroom and 3 bed-
room units. Luxury amenities.
Starting at $279,990. Ref. AS11336


TreEscape' is a 3 bedroom, 3 bath
home on the hilltop among the trees.
Ocean views in quiet subdivision.
$798,000. PS10596

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This recently renovated motel is lo- A quaint cottage with 150 feet of pris-
cated in Marsh Harbour and is a tine beachfront. 2 bedrooms, 1 bath
great small business investment, on 1.4 acres of elevated land.
$580,000. Ref. AS11282 $678,000. Ref. AS11353


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A unique parcel of land with dramatic
views comprising 17,000 sq. ft. near
the club house.
$500,000. Ref. AS11263

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Marsh Harbour
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A rare opportunity! 2 lots sold together
with private dockage inAbaco Ocean
Club. Total land is 28,317 sq. ft.
$245,500. Ref. PS10664

2 bedroom, 2 bath beachfront condo.
Open floor plans with all amenities
nearby including pool and golf.
$494,000. AS11363

A tucked away retreat with 2 bed-
rooms and 2 baths. Lush landscap-
ing and walking distance to beach.
$299,000. Ref. AS10648

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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