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Publisher: David & Kathleen Ralph
Place of Publication: Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas
Publication Date: August 1, 2010
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AUGUST 1st, 2010

Prime Minister tours new power plant

New plant is ready to test one generator

The Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Hubert Ingraham, center, toured the new power plant under construction at Wilson City. He
first toured the present power plant in Murphy Town. He is very concerned about the the power situation on Abaco and is actively
working to get the powerfully restored. He was accompanied by Dr. Ronald Knowles, right front. The group included Edison Key,
Member of Parliament for South Abaco, who can be seen just to the left of Mr. Ingraham. The group walked around viewing the fuel
tanks and peripheral installations before viewing the four large 12 MW generators being installed that will bur diesel fuel. In the
background the red tank is for water storage and is part of the fire protection system in place.

By Timothy Roberts
The Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Hu-
bert Ingraham, was apologetic and assured
residents of Abaco that relief from constant
power outages will be coming soon and
that a supplemental rental generator will be
brought to Abaco as soon as possible, as he
toured both the old and new power plants
on Abaco on July 24.
The Prime Minister said his "eyes
were opened" to some of the realities of
the problems being experienced on Abaco
and that an "internal investigation will be
carried out to determine what happened to
cause this catastrophic failure" at BEC's
Marsh Harbour Power Plant.
Mr. Ingraham said, "BEC was negligent
to not have enough engine oil on hand," as
he noted that BEC did not spend money on
the old plant as they focused on getting the
new plant ready for service and are "chal-
lenged by a cash flow problem" which he
said was due to poor decisions made by the
last administration.
Accompanied by Leonard Moxey, As-
sistant Manager of Generation at Marsh
Harbour's power plant, and Mark Hudson,
Assistant General Manager of Family Is-
lands for BEC, Mr. Ingraham toured the
old plant viewing the 4.4 megawatt (MW)
Caterpillar generator that failed due to lack
of oil on July 19 as well as the other gen-
erators at the site.
Please see Power Plant Page 2

SProtesters demonstrate

their frustration with BEC

Green Turtle is getting

water from the mainland

Abaco residents held a protest demonstration outside the office of Bahamas Elii, i ir
Corporation in Marsh Harbour to emphasize their upset over the lack of service that
the island has been experiencing since mid-May. Generators at the Central Abaco plant
are not being serviced and repaired because BEC expected that the new plant at Wilson
City would soon be operational. See story on page 6.

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Fresh water from the mainland is now flowing on Green Turtle Cay. Administrator
Maxine Duncombe is turning on a faucet near the Green Turtle Club. The underwater
pipe from the mainland goes to New Pl ,,i, ',ui. then the water line extends to the north
end of the cay. The Water and Sewerage Corporation will begin making connections
to residences and businesses very soon. Si,11 with Ms. Duncombe are Lincoln Jones,
Kirk Reckley, Gregory Curry, Gregory Miller, Keith Thompson and David Bethell.
Mr. Thompson is the manager of Water and Sewerage on Abaco.

By Timothy Roberts Corporation in br
During his visit on July 24 the Rt. the cay.
Hon. Hubert Ingraham toured Green According to I
Turtle Cay to view the ongoing work be-
ing carried out by the Water & Sewerage Please see Cays


inging potable water to
Keith Thompson, Man-
Page 14

Page 2 Section A The Abaconian

New power plant may be


Power Plant From Page 7
Mr. Hudson said they had success re-
storing 4 MW of power to service, bring-
ing the generating power to 17 MW and
said they were hopeful to bring the total
capacity to 23 MW online by the July 25.
Abaco's load, he said was around 17-19
MW at present.
Mr. Hudson said the problems have got-
ten worse because with Abaco's load be-
ing greater than the generating capacity,
they were unable to turn off generators for
maintenance. He said that due to the age
of the plant with some generators around
40 years old, it was inevitable that failures
will occur. He added that they have had
great difficulty "sourcing parts" for the ag-
ing generators.
While touring the plant at Wilson City,
Mr. Ingraham was told the fuel storage ca-
pacity of the new plant was a total of about

ted by year's
2.4 million gallons of diesel. The Prime
Minister said it "defies logic to truck the
fuel here from Murphy Town," adding
that the best solution is that the previously
planned dock must be built.
Mr. Ingraham was told by MAN Diesel
Site Manager, Carlos Escobar, that they
have many needs in order to get closer to
putting the generators online. It was re-
vealed that the current distribution lines
that are tied into the existing power grid
are too small to handle the load generated
at the new plant and that there is a need for
at least 150,000 gallons of diesel in order
to start up one generator for testing.
Mr. Escobar said they have no commu-
nication in place at the new site which is
necessary to coordinate bringing the sys-
tem online with the other plant in Marsh
Harbour. Mr. Ingraham said that he will be
setting up a meeting on Monday with BEC
and BTC in Nassau in order to get things
in order so that the plant at Wilson City

can progress toward completion
Mr. Ingraham said that BEC,
which is presently a self-reg-
ulating monopoly, will be put
under the Utilities Regulation
and Competition Authority, an
independent entity, in order to
make them responsible to some-
one else and give the consumer
a place to go for help. He said
that the government has an in-
dependent report compiled by
a Canadian company and that
they will "make some decisions
on BEC, its management and its
The four exhaust stacks are in a
framework that is constructed to
withstand Category 5 hurricane
force winds as is all the con-
struction at the plant.


This is a panoramic view of the new BEC power plant at Wilson City. In the main build- Four fuel tanks on the left have a capacity of 2.5 million gallons of diesel. Fuel will be
ing on the right are four MAN diesel generators, each with a capacity of 12 MW. This brought by tanker after a dock is constructed. Until then the fuel will be trucked from
is about double the current demand on Abaco at this time. The current plant in Murphy Central Abaco. The generators were built by MAN Diesel & Turbo, a German company.
Town can produce about 24 MW when all generators are counted. At present there are The plant is being built by Prinel, an El Salvadorian sub-contracting company that has
16 generators ranging in size from 4.4 MW to 1 MW. built many plants.

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SEA SALT -NEWLY BUILT 1.600 sq.ft, 3
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near Sea Spray Marina. US$459,900.

18,000 sq. ft. wooded lot on North End:
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OCEAN VIEW Newly redecorated and spadous 4/4
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getaway,3bedcottagenestled inthedunes,easy beach
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L'ILL HOPE 2 bedl2bath Loyalist cottage
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VALENTINE'S Historic 3 bed 2 bath with DUNAWANDERIN The perfect little cottage in the
lighthouseviews.Stepstopublic dock,shortwalk heart of Hope Town. 3/2 built in 1890. completely
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#416 Atlantic Dream Dorros Cove oceanfrontdock slip20,000 sq.fL$450,000. Kerry Sullivan
#5029 Big Rock Hill One acre oceanfront- 140' on theAtlantic. US$665,000. Kerry Sullivan
#2969 Big Point Lot I 1/2 acre beachfront building site. US$450,000. Kerry Sullivan
#5404 HeronView Sea of Abaco Views 18,000 sq.ft. on North End: US$216,000.
Dock slip option: $50,000. Kerry Sullivan
#4905 Ocean Bluff Dorros Cove oceanfront, dock slip, highest elevation
in area, view ofTilloo Cut &Atlantic. $475,000. Kerry Sullivan
#4313 New Settlement Hillside lots w/ underground utilities and concrete roads in quiet
residential community. Access to beach. Starting at: $140,000. Kerry Sullivan
#4825 North End Lot 5 la OceanView, 10,042 sq.fOt $185,000. Jane Patterson
#5236 North End Lot Sb OceanView, 12,351 sq.ft. $195,000. Jane Patterson
#4826 North End Lot 66 -Almost 1/2 acre lot Underbrushed. $189,000. Jane Patterson
#3207 Seagrape White Sound Oceanfront building site, 101 ft.on theAtlantic near
public dock. $375,000. Kerry Sullivan
#4395 Shepherd Needle Hill 3.7 acres, 140' on deep water coastline, views of the
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#3824 Pink Sand Best beachfront property on the island. $990,000. Kerry Sullivan

#4940 Abaco Ocean Club Lot 18 Steps to water, dockage available. $180,000. Laurie Schreiner
#4433 Abaco Ocean Club Lot46 Large waterfront lot. Stnningviews. $298,000. Laurie Schreiner
#3947 Abaco Ocean Club Lot 143Approximately 11.450 sq. ft. $150,000. BIIlAlbury
#4606 Abaco Ocean Club Lot 152 NEW PRICE dockage. $119,900. Laurie Schreiner
#5049 Lot 4 EastView 11.181 sq.ft with designated dock slip. $165,000. Jane Patterson
#4713 North End Lots 2 &4 Beachfront $180.000 each. Laurie Schreiner
#4714 Interior Lots 14.295 sq. ft. $59,500 $62.000 each. Laurie Schreiner

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Private Island Peninsula
This 12 acre peninsula is the most
elevated property on the island and has
over a half a mile of waterfront with
over 1000' in the protected harbour.
By Open Bid Ref#7051

Guana Cay 2 bed/2 bath cottage situ-
ated in Guana Sea Side Village. Access
to the Sea of Abaco and only steps from
the ocean.
$299,000 Ref#7196

Treasure Cay LittleHarbour
2 bed 2 bath condo within the presti- 12,399 sq.ft. lot with amazing views
gious resort community of Treasure Cay. overlooking the peaceful community of
Features lovely harbour views manicured Little Harbour. Amazing building site.
grounds and close to all amenities. Foundation for guest house completed.
$325,000 Ref#7195 $120,000 Ref#7176
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Joe Bookie's Bay
Bookie's Bay 2bed/2 bath home on
4 acres of natural unspoiled property.
Features 130' ofbeachfront and com-
manding views.
$500,000- Ref#7079

Schooner Bay
3 bed/3 bath Verandah Bungalow Cottage
to be built. Price includes all permits,
land, cottage, appliances, landscaping and
$799,000- Ref#7164

Leisure Lee Lubbers Quarters
3 bed/2 bath home on double lot. 4.5 acres spanning sea to sea with rocky
Features an open floor plan. Screened shoreline and beaches. A smaller waterfront
in wrap around porch offers the best in portion is also available. Site is perfect for
outdoor entertainment, single or multi family use.
$280,000 Ref#5366 $795,000 Ref#6454
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Cherokee Sound
34,922 sqft. lot located on "The Hill".
Features huge rain water cistern and
overlooks the shallow banks and sea
Extremely private and tranquil location.
$275,000- Ref#7238

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

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Cedar Cottages Lots on Private Cay
Hope Town 3 bed/2 bath cottage only Private beachfront lots on secluded cay.
minutes away from the ocean. Additional Close to Green Turtle Cay. Both lots
cottage, oceanfront and harbour front land feature 1 acre of property and over 100"
available, ofwaterfront.
$595,000 Ref#7038 $150,000 Each- Ref#7201
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Pelican Shores Hope Town
Marsh Harbour 2 bed/2.5 bath, 2,400 Oceanfront lot in the heart of the settle-
sqft waterfront home on a 12,250 sqft. ment with beautiful beach and snorkel-
lot. Lovely views of the sea. Quiet ing reef. Steps away from all of Hope
neighborhood. Town's amenities.
$1,200,000 Ref#6965 $560,000 Ref#7095
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Simmon's Place
Marsh Harbour 4 commercial spaces
and 2 rental units on main tourist strip.
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$495,000- Ref#6766


Bahama Coral Island 10,000 sq.ft. Slightly elevated. $22,500
Bahama Palm Shores Residential lots available. From $30,000
Yellowwood Hilltop lots w/views of Cherokee Creeks From $88,500
Long Beach 1/4 acre lots in quiet community From $50,000
Bahama Coral Island 3 lots 9,000 sq. ft. each, 30+ ft. elevation. $25,000
Tllloo Cay -1.86 acre seafront lot. Amazing views. $ 350,000

Schooner Bay Little Bridge Beach oceanfront lot. $365,000
Sand Banks Creek 1.2 acres. 64' of rocky shoreline. $85,000
Lubbers Quarters Waterfront lot, 100 x 200. $199,500
Lubbers Quarters 4.5 Acres Sea to Sea. Rocky Shoreline. $995,000
ittleAbaco Waterfront lot 0.711 acres with power. $39,500
Hope Town Oceanfront lot 55" of ocean. $950,000

Schooner Bay Harbour Coppice waterfront lot. $175,000
Dundas Town 9,000 sq.ft. lot on Christie Street. $40,000
Murphy Town Residential lots several still available. From $45,000
Little Abaco -Waterfront lot. 8,150 sq. ft. $39,500
Sandy Point Beachfront lot on main road. 70 x 108. $75,000
Hope Town Harbourfront lot. Views of the lighthouse. $850,000

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El Salvadorians are constructing the plant

By Jennifer Hudson
Almost one year ago we began seeing
many new faces on Abaco as workers ar-
rived mainly from El Salvador but also
from other parts of Latin America to uti-
lize their skills for the construction of the
Bahamas Electricity Corporation's new
power plant at Wilson City. These persons
integrated into various communities in and
around Marsh Harbour during their stay,
and it is interesting to learn something
about them and their country.
Carlos Escobar was the first to arrive
and will be the last to leave. He is the
Construction Site Manager for the project
and is an independent contractor autho-
rized by MAN Diesel, Canada Limited.
He interacts with the Bahamas Electricity

Corporation. Mr. Escobar has worked in
the field of power plants for 30 years and
has been instrumental in the construction
of approximately 20 power plants. He at-
tended University in Brazil on a fellow-
ship and graduated in 1981 with a degree
in Chemical Engineering. On his return to
El Salvador he joined the National Electric
Company (CEL) which was then moving
into geo-thermal energy.
He was later sent to New Zealand to
complete a post graduate degree in Energy
Technology. Following this he worked
with the National Electric Company in El
Salvador for 14 years and later returned to
New Zealand for further training. He later
assisted the government in rebuilding the
power system and then became Director of

Projects for the geo-thermal project. He
then left the National Company to join the
private sector and worked mainly in the
construction of power plants, completing

plants in El Salvador, Guatemala, Pan-

Please see Power Plant Page 7

/his building houses the jour 12 MW generators. They are highly technical machines that
are computer controlled.

The Rt. Hon. Hubert Ingraham, left, discusses the new power plant with Carlos Escobar,
right, the construction site manager, i ,iti Dr. Ronald Knowles, ex-minister and associ-
ate of Mr. Ingraham, listens. Also in the picture is Faron Newbold with local government The new generators are very large machines. Catwalks allow technicians to service the
of Dundas Town. machines on three levels. One of Mr. Ingraham's group is shown here.


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Protesters want government's attention

By Timothy Roberts
A group of more than 250 angry resi-
dents of Abaco braved the noonday sun
to protest the constant power outages
that have been occurring for the past nine
weeks across Abaco that have driven tour-
ists away during the busiest time of the
Numerous businesses closed their doors
for an hour between noon and 1 p.m. in or-
der for everyone to have a chance to voice
their displeasure with BEC's power out-
ages which have ranged from two hours to
over nine hours and more daily. People in
the crowd chanted "Every day no power;
every week no power; every month no
power; every summer no power."
Yvonne Key, a Marsh Harbour Lo-
cal Government representative and one of
the organizers of the protest, said that the

protest was not against the Marsh Harbour
branch of BEC, but "against the top be-
cause responsibility starts at the top."
She said the protest was not political.
"Our only concern is that Abaco has reli-
able power," she said. "This problem is
not new; we have needed new generators
for years." Mrs. Key pointed out that BEC
touches every life and that now "our tour-
ist season is over and we could have made
money since June, but we can't because the
tourists have left."
Junior Mernard, Manager of Sea Spray
Resort & Marina in Hope Town, said he
was supporting the protest because "the
damage done to our tourist industry is be-
yond repair. We have not been able to pro-
vide utilities to the boats that dock with us
and they have left." He said that along with
the decrease in revenue from the dockage,

they have had to pay at least 40 percent
more in energy costs to run a backup gen-
Chad Sawyer, owner of several food
stores in Marsh Harbour, closed the doors
of Price Right between noon and 1 p.m.
so that all of his staff could attend. He
said that power problems have "damaged
compressors, coolers, computers, air con-
ditions and more. I have someone repair-
ing my refrigeration constantly." He also
added that running his generators to keep
the stores in operation cost him about $250
per hour. "I don't know how these small
restaurants can make it," he said.
Bill Swain, owner of Bill Swain and
Sons Construction, said that the interrup-
tion to his business due to power outages
has "cost me a lot of money." He also
owns B and L Shopping Plaza and many
of his tenants have had to close their doors

early because of the power problems.
One of the owners of JIC Boat Rent-
als in Treasure Cay was upset due to all
the cancellations which occurred this past
month. "People have turned in their boats
and left Treasure Cay, cutting their visits
short because they can't take the constant
outages," she said.
Another boat rental company in Hope
Town, Sea Horse Boat Rentals, said,
"Typically tourists come for a week, but
some have been calling ahead because they
have heard of the power problems. They
don't want to come if the power is off." He
said Hope Town has lost lots of business
because of these power problems.
William Davis, owner of Wildav Li-
quors in Marsh Harbour, said he hasn't

Please see Protest Page 7


The peaceful demonstration outside the BEC office in Marsh Harbour was held on July
23, the day before the Prime Minister visited both generating plants, finding out for him-
self the problems that Abaco people have been going through.

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Protest From Page 6

been able to keep his stock cold. "In just the
past day," he said, "the power went off at 6:30
p.m. and when I left to go home at 10 p.m. it
was still off. When I got in this morning, it went
off again at 10 a.m." He complained that besides
the problems with the power, the electric bill he
received was higher than last month. "How do
you explain that I should pay more for less elec-
tricity" he said.
The stories from residents were all very simi-
lar, saying that they have lost televisions and a
variety of appliances due to surges and brown-
outs. One resident said, "They want more mon-
ey for less power!"
Many people passing the demonstrators in
cars and trucks honked horns in support, includ-
ing someone driving a BEC truck. Residents not
attending were either unable to go or felt as one
young woman said, "It isn't any use. It's a waste
of time because they [government] aren't going
to listen anyway."

Support of the protesters was widespread even though
The residents are angry, both because their lives
power load-shedding has made our visitors very up.
fected our summer economy and will affect future si

Power Plant From Page 5
ama, Nicaragua, Honduras, the Dominican Republic and Cuba.
Mr. Escobar has worked as a consultant for the United Nations
programme in the People's Republic of China, Tibet and Turkey
and has freelanced with MAN Diesel since 2004. MAN Diesel's
headquarters are located in Germany but a branch in Canada deals
with the Latin American and Caribbean regions.
On arrival on Abaco, Mr. Escobar's first task was to interact
with BEC and prepare and organize everything for the arrival
of the subcontractors for the building of the power plant at Wil-
son City. The workers began to arrive in August/ September of
last year. Their skills include all those relevant to power plant
construction such as welding, pipe fitting, engineering, civil and
building. Since the power plant is now nearing completion the civil
and construction workers have already left and only mechanical
and electrical engineers remain. All of the workers are employed
by independent subcontractors authorized by MAN Diesel. The
people of El Salvador, are very specialized in the fields of work
related to power supply as they gained much experience in rebuild-
ing the power supply in their country during the civil war and so
sub contractors noted their potential.
"The power plant construction is in its final completion stages
and we will soon be handing over to BEC," stated Mr. Escobar
who says that he has en oved the island of Abaco. During a Di-
saster preparedness Meet-
ing in Marsh Harbour Mr.
Escobar pledged his assis-
tance and that of some of
his engineers and mechan-
ical and electrical workers
to help out if needed dur-
ing hurricanes. The people
of El Salvador are experi-
enced in helping during
emergencies as their own
country has had to recover
from earthquakes, mud-
slides, volcanic eruptions
and hurricanes.
Mr. Escobar shared
gh many were not able to participate. some interesting facts
are disrupted and also because the about the country of El
set and angry. This has adversely af- Salvador.
summers, our busiest time of the year. El Salvador is the small-

Power outages on Pelican

Shores, Marsh Harbour

May 5 days 28
May 21 7 hrs.
May 23 7.5 hrs.
May 26 5 hrs.
June 24 days
93 hours out

Jun 1
Jun 2
Jun 3
Jun 4
Jun 5
Jun 6
Jun 7
Jun 8
Jun 9
Jun 12
Jun 13
Jun 15
Jun 16
Jun 17
Jun 18
Jun 20
Jun 21
Jun 22
Jun 23
Jun 26
Jun 27
Jun 28
Jun 29
Jun 30

3 hrs
2.5 hrs
3 hrs.
6 hrs.
4 hrs.
4 hrs.
5.5 hrs.
4.5 hrs.
3 hrs.
5.5 hrs.
3.5 hrs.
3 hrs.
6 hrs.
7.5 hrs.
4 hrs.
3 hrs.
3.5 hrs.
1.5 hrs.
2 hrs.
3.5 hrs.
3 hrs
3.75 hrs.
3.5 hrs.
4.5 hrs.

hours without power
May 30 5.5 hrs
May 31 3 hrs

July 20 days
107.5 hours out
Jul 1 9.5 hrs.
Jul 6 2.5 hrs.
Jul 7 2.5 hrs.
Jul 8 2.5 hrs.
Jul 10 7 hrs.
Jul 11 7.5 hrs
Jul 12 3 hrs.
Jul 13 3 hrs.
Jul 14 2.5 hrs.
Jul 15 4.5 hrs.
Jul 16 1 hr.
Jul 17 2.5 hrs.
Jul 18 3 hrs.
Jul 19 13.5 hrs.
Jul 20 11 hrs.
Jul 21 2.5 hrs.
Jul 22 9.5 hrs.
Jul 23 11 hrs.
Jul 24 2.5 hrs.
Jul 25 3.5 hrs.
These hours without pow-
er may not be the same as
other areas of Abaco

est and most densely populated country in Central Amer-
ica. It borders the Pacific Ocean and lies between Gua-
temala and Honduras. Its terrain is mostly mountainous
with a narrow coastal belt (which offers some of the best
surfing in the world) and a central plateau. The climate
is much like ours with a rainy season during the same
months. It has a population of approximately 6.1 million

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The Abaconian August 1 2010

Abaco continues to have major
with BEC's supply of electricity
of the island are plagued with
ding, some areas more than othi
day there are many hours whe
tricity is available. The current
only a few of its 16 generators o
There are varied reasons for s
the machines being down. The
are operational are being run co
at full load which is a guarantee
generators will break down.
The new plant will have four 1
(MW) generators that will pro
twice as much electricity as our c
consumption. This will allow for
of growth. The largest generators
rent plant are two 4.4 MW engil
others are considerably smaller.
BEC was expecting parts to a
in the week beginning July 25 t
the repairs to one of the two large
tors, a 4.4 MW Caterpillar. A
this, the generator is still off-lin
shedding continues.
Even the few times when the
pacity matches the demand by
the engines are apparently opera
maximum output. These industry
can take an overload, perhaps 10
an hour or so, but not on a full-
We are inclined to believe that s
engine failures are self-induced d
continuously overloaded.
Similarly, aircraft engines will
line (maximum) overload for a min
perhaps on take-off, but then must
back to avoid damage from excess
Last week two aircraft flew
Harbour bringing six drums of
oil for engines at the existing
not known how they discovered
moment that oil was needed.
we know of BEC's purchasing
whether Nassau or local supplier
provide the oil. It is interesting 1
the oil arrived by plane on the
that the mailboat docked in Mar:
bringing freight from Nassau.
Prime Minister Hubert Ingi
on Abaco on July 24 and toured
plants, the old and the new. He

The Editor Says ... A BEC

those in charge of both the present plant lary systems have been succe
and the new plant under construction. it will be put online supplyin
One goal of BEC is to get one of the gen- an additional 12 megawatts.
erators at the new plant operational so it can In the meantime, the pres,
feed power into the system. One of the large is working diligently with the
generators would give enough power that sources available to them to r
load-shedding would probably not be nec- cal service at the present pla
essary. But before this can happen, several parts and equipment are neec
problems have to be worked out. pairs can be done.
The first requirement is that the new It is apparent during the w
facility have a supply of diesel fuel. Mr. the Prime Minister was given
Ingraham was quick to note that although City plant that the generator
several truckloads of diesel fuel had been tech marvel relying heavily
delivered to one of the new plant's million for their operation and mail
I gallon tanks, the diesel fuel was not yet up hope to be able to give mor
to the suction pipe leading to the genera- on this new facility in the fut
t7 tors. Two deliveries a day will just keep up Missing Leade
)r problems withthe plant's consumption. We were stopped on the st
SAll areas The total diesel capacity at the new plant day by a man asking where
.Allareas day by a man asking where
load-shed-A is 2.5 million gallons. The trucks deliver- leadership is during this po
ers. Every- ing the diesel carry about 10,000 gallons. said we have two Members
That means that the trucks would be mak-
:n no elec- representing Abaco, four a
t plant has ing continuous trips just to fill up the tanks. seven chief councillors, ten
operational. The Prime Minister questioned the fea- committee chairmen, a Char
operational committee chairmen, a Cha
;o many of sibility of trucking the fuel from Marsh merce representing the busi
S Harbour, then stated that the marine dock- C
;ones that nity, a Christian Council r
ontinuously ing facility and pipeline to the plant must majority of Abaco church,
continuously majority of Abaco churches
e that more be put in place. "In fact," he stated, "noth- civic clubs with membership
ing from BEC has come to my attention residents. Yet the noise froi
that the dock has been cancelled."
2 megawatt at e dock has been cancelled ers matches the noise from
duce about Mr. Ingraham was assured that the generators.
duce about generators.
Transmission line would be ready to carry T t
current peak The thought of our non-ex
the current from the new plant into Marsh ership gives us something to p
many years ership gives us something to p
an year Harbour. Apparently, the present primary anyone noticed tthe power
s at the cur- anyone noticed that the powe
line along the highway can handle the out-a
nes. All the line along the highway can handle the out- termittent for two months? Di
put from only one of the large generators. to any f tee ee t e
SThe contractor installing the new gen- Some non-oern nt
arrive early Some non-governmental
erators will be able to soon test one of the
o complete manage to get government's
generators and all of the support systems
ger genera- and a of the usually a polite exercise with
Swe wrie associated with one machine. To do this Probably the most promise
s we write Probably the most promise
e and load the site needs one MW of power from influence is the newly former
the Marsh Harbour plant, a steady MW. Councillors Association. The
plant's ca- someone asked where this was to come elected by their communities
customers from since the Marsh Harbour plant can- problems or approach gove
customers, problems or approach glove
ting at their not meet the present demand the issue is beyond their i
Another requirement is a dedicated seven menareAbaco'sgrass
ial engines seven men are Abaco's grass
Percent for phone line between the new plant's control acknowledged by government
percent for acknowledged by government
-time basis. room and the existing plant's control room their communities. In theory
ome of the to coordinate testing protocols. The new people's representatives an
[ue to being facility does not presently have this phone should count.
connection. Although the Local Gov
take a red- These problems have been known for asks the island's chief counc
some time and the contractor has been ask- together for the common
nute or two, together for the common
be throttled ing for fuel and a phone for a month or communities, no further help
heat. more without success, how they might do this. Th
,ntn MAfnrh When the first generator and its ancil- fnrmed nht a v yor aon nd

ioLU iVldl ars
plant. It is
Sat the last
Neither do
protocol -
rs normally
to note that
Same day
sh Harbour

raham was
Both BEC


ssfully tested, its options
g Abaco with influence.
first Fami
ent BEC staff cillors hav
Stools and re- The chi
store electri- realize tha
.nt. However, proach go
ded before re- the entire
whirlwind tour highway d
at the Wilson school g
s are a high- addition
on computers access
ntenance. We garbage
e information efforts
ure. Some o
rship the associ
street the other on their w
e our island's Should
ver crisis. He erment a
of Parliament it appropr
administrators, for answer
lems? Are
or more town lems? Are
aber of Com- cies above
ness commu- government
We rec
presenting a
s and several councillor
ip of leading erment v
m these lead- is by a g
BEC's silent the quest
ployees o0
istentant lead- meant if th
ponder. Hasn't some issu
r has been in- As an
id it not occur Councillo
ak up? collective
organizations thing. W
ear, but it is contribute
ut real results. signs on /
ng group with landbemt
1 Abaco Chief co resident
tse are people some chief
to solve local time and n
rnment when For some
neans. These One or tw
roots leaders spendthe
ey from th
It to represent e o
, they are the Howev
dors and r
d their input doors andr
does pay ;
vernment Act valid issue
illors to work cillors' gi
good of their making a
Sis offered on government
We thi
is new group e
is considering n

on how to use its authority and
We believe that Abaco is the
ly Island where the chief coun-
ve formed an association.
ief councillors are beginning to
it in joining hands they can ap-
vernment on issues common to
island. These might include
congestion, additional roads,
direction signs
rowth, youth programs
al recreational parks and beach

, trash management, recycling

If these topics are presently on
nation's agenda as they deliberate
ay forward.
issues with BEC or other gov-
gencies be on their agenda? Is
iate that they press government
rs or relief for our power prob-
utilities and government agen-
Sscrutiny and criticism by local
ognize the difficulty some chief
s may have in criticizing gov-
vhen their normal employment
government agency. This brings
n to mind are government em-
ur best choice for local govern-
ey are reluctant to speak up on
organization, the Abaco Chief
*s Association has no money or
authority to accomplish any-
ly would Hope Town want to
from its limited funds for road
Abaco? Why would Moore's Is-
erested in beach access for Aba-
ts? The list goes on. Other issues
f councillors face are the cost in
money spent to attend a meeting.
it is merely a drive in their car.
o are obliged to take a plane and
night which takes time and mon-
eir limited budgets.
er, like taxi drivers, straw ven-
ecently like nurses, government
attention to groups that present
:s. In this case, the chief coun-
roup is of government's own
nd entirely within the accepted
ntal process.
nk that they have the means to
impact for Abaco.

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Stolen boat found

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where she was hauled out of the water, put
on a trailer and moved to a local lot.
Boat owner Jose Mas and a represen-
tative of Nav-Tracker.com, the boat satel-
lite tracking company, immediately alerted
South Bimini Police Sergeant Lockhart to
the exact location of
the stolen boat. How-
ever, Mr. Mas advises "
Sergeant Lockhart,
who said he could see
the missing boat, re-
fused to investigate
because "it is raining."
Then, less than an
hour after the initial
call to Sergeant Lock-
hart, satellite imag-
ery clearly shows the
boat was refloated and
abandoned at sea. The
vessel was eventu-
ally towed to The Big
Game Club with dam-
age to the hull, T-top
and key sets. This is a Google
PM, something is was hauled out of
very wrong here! I ever, an hour la
urge you to have the when it was know

Central Detective Unit (CDU) investigate
this matter further which may also help to
solve the ongoing string of other Abaco

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map ofBimini showing where the stolen boat
f the water and parked on an empty lot. How-
ter the boat was launched, then left to drift
vn that the boat had a tracking device.


Central Abaco News

Royal Bank has special
mortgage campaign
By Samantha V. Evans
The months of June, July and August
were set aside by Royal Bank of Canada
for its Blockbuster Mortgage Campaign
Special. Over this period of time, inter-
ested qualified persons can own their own
home at low rates. For this time only they
can enjoy the benefits of a quick and easy
application process, no money down if
they own their own property or five per-
cent down with mortgage indemnity in-
surance, The program also offers reduced
fees, flexible payments, no prepayment
penalty and a pre-approved RBC Visa or
MasterCard with $1000 credit limit. The
rate special is guaranteed to last the dura-
tion of the mortgage. Then approved per-
sons will automatically be entered to win
$5000 term deposit or credit towards their
mortgage. This mortgage special ends Au-

gust 31st. The contact person for this cam-
paign is Mrs. Sylvia Poitier at the Marsh
Harbour Branch.
"Cut Out" blows on
Nathan Key Drive
By Annabella Marquis
A bright blue light accompanied by a
sound resembling a "bomb explosion" oc-
curred atop an electric pole on Nathan Key
Drive, also known as Pole Line Road, on
the evening of July 16.
The explosion was caused by a buildup
of highly conductive salt on the cut out,
which is a device similar to a circuit break-
er or a fuse. The power had been off for a
few hours and was returned to the area at
around 9:30 p.m., and due to the power-
surge was followed a couple of minutes
later by the "explosion."
Residents of the area described the
sound as so loud and bright it was "ter-
rifying." Harrison Pinder said his knees

buckled with the impact of the noise, and a
female resident of the area claimed her jaw
jarred momentarily and hurt afterwards.
Others said they saw an extremely bright
blue light and a "ball of blue flame."
It was at first assumed that it was caused
by a blown-up transformer. In fact, the
problem was not as serious as was origi-
nally assumed as the cut out was able to be
replaced within an hour. If it had been the
transformer, power would not have been
returned to the area until the following day
at least.
Replacing the cut out is a highly dan-
gerous procedure which involves lifting
a man to the top of the electric pole in a
bucket truck. When power is on, 13,200
vaults are surging through the power lines
at any one time.

When asked how he felt about coming
out at night time to fix such problems, a
BEC worker stated he was "committed" to
helping people as much as possible, and he
would not leave people stranded without
power if he could possibly help it.
Government offers group
insurance for nurses
By Canishka Alexander
An insurance meeting for nurses was
conducted by representatives from the
Public Hospital Authority and Colina In-
surance on June 20 at the Anglican Parish
Sandra Romer, nurse in charge of the
Marsh Harbour Government Clinic, intro-

Please see Central Page 10

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Charlene Rodgers representing Colina Insurance spoke to government nurses to explain
a group insurance program offered to them and their dependents. Mr. Herbert Brown,
Administrator for the Public Hospital Authority, is on the left. This meeting took place
on June 20.


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Central From Page 9

duced Charlene Rodgers of Colina Insur-
ance, who discussed the benefits available
for those who signed up for the group in-
surance. Pre-existing conditions, deduct-
ibles and co-payments as well as emer-
gency and ambulance services were some
of the topics discussed at length, and after
each section was covered, Ms. Romer en-
tertained a question and answer segment.
The nurses were told that the policy had
come into effect on July 1, and they were en-
couraged to sign up during the 60-day period.
For those who were deemed healthy,
they received coverage from day one.
However, those with pre-existing condi-
tions were told that their coverage would
not come into effect until the 13th month.
Although some were troubled by this in-
formation, Ms. Rodgers assured them that
when they were approved, they would be
covered even if they had been diagnosed
with diseases like diabetes or cancer.
They were hoping to enroll at least
50 percent of the nurses in The Bahamas
wishing to obtain dependent coverage to
ensure that they could offer the low rates
illustrated during the presentation.
Mr. Brown reminded them that deduc-
tions would be made from their salaries to
cover their premiums each month.
Additionally, the meeting was not all
that brought Mr. Brown and his team to
Abaco as they toured the EMS facilities
located near the M/V Legacy's Office. He
said it was determined that upgrades were
necessary to expand the working area in
that location and that contracts would be

Health professionals
attend training seminar
By Samantha V. Evans
On July 15 health care professionals at-
tended a workshop at the Anglican Hall.
The workshop was spoheld by the Nutrition
Unit of the Department of Public Health
from Nassau. The focus of this one-day
training was on nutritional management of
obesity, hypertension and diabetes. The se-
nior public health nutritionist,
Camelta Barnes, was the first presenter
and gave an overview of the nutritional
management process. She stated that of the
ten major causes of death seven of them
are related to health issues. She added that
too many Bahamians eat badly, and it is
slowly killing us. She further stated that it
is important that we learn the nutritional
value and content of what is being con-
sumed so that we can make better decisions
regarding food.
Dr. Barnes told the nurses that many
children come to the hospital who are be-
ing diagnosed with type II diabetes, high
blood pressure and hypertension. She en-
couraged schools to embrace the compul-
sory standards for school lunch and tuck
shops written by her department as schools
have a great role to play in helping our
children eat healthy.
The Garden Based Project is being pi-
loted this coming school year with hopes of
it coming on stream soon. It will be piloted
at nine schools in September. Teachers
will be encouraged to link this program to
Math, Science, and other subjects so that
students can develop a greater appreciation
for vegetables and fruits.
The second presenter was Lathera Lot-

more, who spoke on the nutritional man-
agement of obesity, diabetes and hyperten-
sion. She went through many ways persons
with these diseases can maintain a healthy
lifestyle, achieve healthy body weight, pre-
vent complications and correct bad eating
habits. She told them that it is important to
get the patient involved in setting goals for
their health plan so that they will be more
committed to achieving them. Furthermore,
she discussed the guidelines for weight loss
which are key contributors to many other
diseases. Finally she discussed preparing a
nutritional plan for each disease.
The final presenter was Shandera Smith
who spoke on nutritional assessment. She
looked at the four types: dietary, chemi-
cal, physical and body measurements. The
nurses took each other's measurements
(weight, height and hips) so that they can

learn the correct way to work out patient
Body Mass Index (BMI).
Community Health

Symposium Held
By Samantha V. Evans
A Nutrition Symposium was held on
Thursday evening July 15 at the Anglican
Parish Hall in Marsh Harbour. Three rep-
resentatives from the Nutrition Unit of the
Department of Public Health facilitated the
symposium. The focus of the Symposium
was on portions, not punishment. Senior
Public Health Nutritionist Camelta Barnes
led the session. The purpose of this session
was to teach persons suffering from diabe-
tes, hypertension, and obesity what to eat
and how to determine how much to eat in

Please see Central Page 11

Interested persons learned the importance of diet in controlling several of the health
problems that are common in The Bahamas. Dr. Camelta Barnes, second from right,
was the main presenter and gave practical guidelines to the group. 5,,n 'i are Dr. Shirin
Swarna, Samantha Evans, Yvonne Stuart, Siah Nixon, Lethera Lotmore, Dr. Barnes and
Slii ,huli, Smith.

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a portion. Barnes spent the evening help-
ing patients understand the labels on food
items they purchase. It is important that all
consumers understand labels as it will help
them to make better food choices, and they
will make informed decisions.
Dr. Barnes took the patients through the
steps to reading a label so that they can
begin to do this when they go to purchase
food. She told them to look for food with
lower fat, sugar and salt and that is high
in fiber. She told them to be aware of the
many names that sodium (salt), fats and
sugar have as they can be disguised in
foods, too. She demonstrated the amount
of sugar contained in some of the most fre-

quently consumed beverages. She further
discussed how many calories an average
male and female should consume each day
and how they should be portioned.
Tanya Saunders'
By Samantha V. Evans
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in name brand clothing including Ralph
Lauren, Chaps and other London Brands.
She brings in Tommy Hilfiger and Con-
verse occasionally. The items sold are lim-
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Central From Page 11
ited to brands from London and the United
States. She carries women's clothing from
regular to plus sizes and brings in only two
or three of each item. Customers can also
purchase Victoria Secrets lotions, mists,
gift sets and other brand items.
Further Tanya carries sunglasses from
Prada, Louis Vuitton, and Fendi, hand-
bags, Ralph Lauren wallets, gift items,
badges and custom jewelry. Finally, Tanya
Saunders has a line of t-shirts that she cre-
ated with the eagle, sparrow, and dove that
speak to the ability of individuals to reach
their dreams. Tanya was born in The Baha-
mas but grew in London. She loves Abaco
has been coming here for years so decided
to open her store here.
The store is open Monday through
Thursday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Friday and
Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The contact
number is 367-3838.

Abaco Battery and Tyres
By Samantha V. Evans
This service store opened in the Saw-
yer's Market Building on Poppy Lane
on June 1st. The owner, Michael Jones,
moved to Abaco to open this business. He
specializes in batteries and tires for all ve-
hicles and offers a 15-20 percent discount
on all new tires depending on the type of
vehicle. He sells used tires as well. He
provides installation and repair services
and sells accessories for vehicles from car
mats to steering wheel covers to automo-
tive (body work) materials. He has spray
guns, motor oils and batteries for genera-
tors, motor bikes, boats and golf carts,
lock rims for dump trucks, and any other
items a car can need.
Roadside assistance is also available.
Mr. Jones plans to expand to other services
including automotive servicing soon. He is
open Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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The National Insurance contribution rates for both employers and employees have
been increased effective June 7, 2010. The Abaconian was not aware of this change
until July 23. When we went to the office to inquire about this change, we were told
that all businesses are responsible for paying the larger amount beginning with the
June 7 date. When we asked if the public was aware of this change, we were told that
the information was widely publicized. When printed instructions were requested, the
paper above is what we were given.

and Saturdays 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The phone
contact at this store is 367-3866.
PM tours new houses
in Spring City
By Timothy Roberts
During his visit to Abaco on July 24, the
Rt. Hon. Hubert Ingraham inspeccted the
construction taking place in Phase II of the
Department of Housing's project in Spring
City, which he felt was progressing well.
Mr. Ingraham said, as he inspected
a partially finished home, that the gov-
ernment has provided property for com-
mercial development so that residents of
Spring City will "have opportunities for
businesses and not have to go to Marsh
Harbour for everything."

The Prime Minister said, in light of con-
cerns about the water supply for the new
development, that by the time the current
phase is completed there will be adequate
water in place for the new residences. He
added, "I am not aware of any shortage in
the water supply of Abaco and there should
be no problems to other residential sup-
plies due to increased demands."
Mr. Ingraham added that if there is
need for expansion to current water stor-
age capacity or if more wells are needed,
the government is prepared to provide the
Water and Sewerage Corporation with the
finances to carry it out.

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The Prime Minister inspected the new houses under construction in Spring City during
his visit to Abaco on July 24. Thirty-five were contracted for and they are progressing
rapidly. Mr. Ingraham, second from left, is discussing them with Edison Key, Member
of Parliament for South Abaco. On the left is Bishop Clifford Henfield of Dundas Town
who is one of the contractors. On the right is Roger Delancy, a member of the Marsh
Harbour/Spring City Town Committee representing Spring City.

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News of the Cays _

Cays From Page 1
ager of Water & Sewerage for Abaco, resi-
dents of Green Turtle Cay may start being
hooked up by the first week of August,
starting with the New Plymouth area first;

other areas will soon follow.
Mr. Ezra Fox, foreman for Apex Under-
ground, the company contracted by Water
& Sewerage to carry out the trenching and
pipe laying, said that the work was about
three-quarters completed and that testing is

being conducted until July 30.
The work being done in this current
phase has pipes being installed from the
reservoir at the top of the hill in New
Plymouth out to Gillam Bay, Coco Bay and
the Bluff House.
Mr. Ingraham wanted assurance that the
areas not yet included would be dealt with
so that there would be "no one calling me
saying they aren't getting water." These
areas lie just beyond Coco Bay and the
Bluff House and are presently served water
by Bluff House. Discussions are underway
as to how to service the area beyond Bluff
The current project should deliver water
to most residents of Green Turtle Cay by
the end of August, and Mr. Thompson said
they are presently accepting applications

from anyone who wishes to be connected.
GTC water works nears completion
Hope Town Hideaways
scores big with NFL pro
Hope Town Hideaways donated one of
the top prizes for NFL Pro Quarterback,
David Garrard's "Fishing for the Cure
Tournament." The two villa grand prize
was offered in the auction at the VIP party
following the tournament. The tournament
was well attended by NFL players, sports
professionals and local celebrities and the
Hideaways' donation coupled with round
trip airfare for nine aboard Craig Air,
raised $10,000. The money benefitted the

Please see Cays Page 16

The Prime Minister went the length of Green Turtle Cay from town to the end of the water
line that has ic/ cr iy been installed. He is shown here talking with Administrator Maxine
Duncombe. With him in the golf cart is Dr. Ronald Knowles, former Minister of Health.
Behind Ms. Duncombe are Donnie Adderley and David Bethell.

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The work on the seawall at Sunshine Park group of Marsh Harbour meets Mon-
in Hope Town is complete so that the dock days, Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. at the
is now very strong and solid. The work Marsh Harbour Community Library.
was done by Abaco Tug and Transport. All Al-Anon in Marsh Harbour meets by
freight for the cay is now offloaded at this request. Call 357-6511.
dock, freeing up the congestion at the up-
per public dock where freight was previ- The AA group in Hope Town meets
ously offloaded. The area of Sunshine Park Mondays and Wednesdays and Fridays
closer to the road is a parking area and a at 6 p.m. at the Hope Town Library.
freight transfer area. Hope Town has now The AA group and the A1Anon group
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News of the Cays

Cays From Page 14
David Garrard Foundation, a non-profit or-
ganization that supports the awareness, re-
search and education of breast cancer and
Crohn's disease. The foundation also pro-
motes healthy lifestyles for today's youth.
"I launched the David Garrard Foun-
dation when I first entered the NFL as a
way to give back to communities that have
blessed me over the years," Garrard said.
"We strive to provide local youth with en-
couragement and motivation to adapt to a

healthy lifestyle. We believe that an active,
healthy child will be set on the right path
for lifelong success."
When Garrard was 14 years old, he lost
his mother to breast cancer and is now
committed to helping find a cure. In 2004
he was diagnosed with Crohn's disease, an
often misdiagnosed, potentially devastating
disease that affects 1.2 million people in
the U.S. alone.
This cause was introduced to Hope Town
Hideaways by one of its repeat guests,
Heather Surface, who works with the Jack-

sonville Jaguar quarterback. The tourna-
ment was held in St. Augustine, Florida.
Abaco enjoys a huge base of visitors
from the Jacksonville area, and it is his-
torically linked to the that port city when
three-masted schooners hauled lumber to
the city's mills at the turn of the century.
Hope Town is popular as many visitors
captain their own boats here.
Realtor to the NFL players, Kathy
Wiegman was the successful bidder for the
trip to Hope Town and now will bring nine
in August. As the season winds down, it
will be a great time for them to come and
patronize the restaurants and gift shops.
Goombay Summer
Festival closes
By Timothy Roberts
Sea Spray Resort and Marina closed out

its first annual season of Goombay Sum-
mer Festivals with a big finale that includ-
ed renowned Bahamian artist, Kirkland
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Entry Band and Brown Tip, who delighted
natives and visitors alike with their perfor-
mances on July 22.
Guests braved the early wind and light
rain to enjoy a fun-filled festival which in-
cluded tasty grilled pork, chicken and ribs.
The crowd eventually mushroomed and the
dance area was packed with people who
enjoyed the traditional Bahamian music,
which one guest said is what he was most
looking forward to.
Junior Mernard, General Manager of
Sea Spray, came up with this idea "to ex-
pose our visitors to Bahamian culture and
Please see Cays Page 17

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agement for garbage collection and dump maintenance. Since then the dump has been
cleaned up dramatically. Special bins are provided for recycling aluminum cans and Ba-
hamian beer bottles. All yard trash will be made into mulch and a special area is reserved
for appliances and large items. A ramp allows vehicles to dump into a bin below as shown
by Jeremy Sweeting standing on the ramp looking down in the bin. The dump is tidy and
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tradition through great entertainment." He
said this final festival was the fifth one
they had this year. Starting May 27, Sea
Spray has one every other Thursday.
The festival has been well received and,
Mr. Menard said that they hope to "make
this a major island attraction that guests
will plan their vacations around, and one
that people will look forward to every
The festivals include performances by
rake and scrape bands, Junkanoo groups,
fire dancers and Bahamian bands. The
intent, said Mr. Mernard, is to "bring a
cross section of people together" to enjoy
a festival that promotes Bahamian culture.
The festivals have been well attended
by both visitors and locals who enjoy the
festivities. Two large ferries took people
from Marsh Harbour to enjoy the grand
finale in Hope Town.

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Youth group
reaches out to help
By Carrie Cash
Even without knowing what was wait-
ing for them, they came from Hope Town,
Nassau, Marsh Harbour and New Jersey
to a place they'd never heard of to do
work that needed to be done. They cared
enough to pay their own way raising
money by holding bake sales, car washes,
a talent show, a Christmas musical produc-
tion and doing odd jobs for neighbours. It
would have been easier to spend their sum-
mer at home, but they came because they
care. They care about what happens in the
world, about things that needed to get done
and most of all, they care about people.
One youth leader, two contractors, four
chaperones and 16 teenagers between 12
and 18 traveled to Blue Knob, Pennsylva-
nia, to work with Team Effort spending

one week of their summer giving. The
group was young people from St. James
Methodist Church in Hope Town.
And give they have. Their work site
was at the trailer of a licensed foster grand-
mother named Deb who cares for five chil-
dren ages nine months to nine years old.
One had been molested, another is autistic,
all were neglected and all are the children
of drug addicts, and they are all Deb's real
grandchildren. Deb's health is not the best
and the trailer is old and in poor repair
but it's safe. When we realized that this
trailer is better than where the kids came
from, we understood how desperate these
children's lives are. When I asked Doug
Jones, the head of Team Effort, if what we
do really makes a difference, he told me
that we bring hope, and sometimes that is
all that is needed to change lives.
The teens from St. James built a new
shed from the foundation up, repaired and
painted the front and back porches and
shutters. They cared for the children -
bathing them, playing with them, and tried
to understand them. They gave Miss Deb a
much needed break. With their own mon-
ey, they purchased and erected a swing
set and wading pool so the children would
have something to play with. They dress
in many styles, their music is different,
and you won't find a Bible in their back
pocket, but they have some ideas of what
Christianity is really about. If you think
that Christianity is something you hide
away in your heart and sleep contented
with, then you will have trouble under-

standing these Bahamian teenagers. But if
you think Christianity is giving of yourself
to others, then you can see what these kids
are all about.
They slept on the floors of an old ski
resort in three separate rooms. But there
has been little time to sleep there was too
much work to be done, too many people
to meet, too many things to learn. I think
by their hard work they have learned more
about Christianity than any Sunday school
could ever teach.
But it was not all teaching Miss Deb
and her grand-kids taught us, too. They
showed us love in acceptance of their living
conditions and misfortunes, in their hospi-
tality and friendliness. Two cultures, two
lifestyles met and they did not clash. They
blended and complimented each other and
everyone is richer for the experience.
Theirs was not a spectacular mission -
they were dealing with individual people,
and life on an individual level is never
headline grabbing. But true growth only
comes on an one-to-one basis. Learning to
accept people as they are and not for what
we can make them is a valuable lesson and
that one lesson makes it all worthwhile.
The kids are all home now some off to
college in the fall, some on vacation with
their families, many looking forward to
next year's mission trip. Those who knew
them in Pennsylvania will miss them and
keep a part of them always. That part that
was not afraid to care, not afraid to act and
not afraid to learn and share.

Sixteen teenagers along with several adults reached out to needy people as they assisted
a grandmother in Pennsylvania caring for five young children. The young people con-
structed a shed, did various repairs, built a swing set, cared for the children for a week,
putting in practice their philosophy of helping one another. They learned acceptance of
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Power outages are disrupting daily life

By Mirella Santillo
Since the end of May daily island-wide
power outages that are hours long have re-
duced life on Abaco to a standstill. Tour-
ists have fled the island, potential buyers
have cancelled their offers to buy proper-
ties, second homeowners are putting their
properties for sale and business owners
who do not have a generator are closing
their doors early, unable to accommodate
their customers. Residents have either ad-
opted an attitude of surrender "what good
does it does to complain" or are working
up tempers calling the power station daily
and organizing complaint sites on the in-
In June the electricity was off for 93
hours according to a resident who kept

By Canishka Alexander
The 2010 Census was just about com-
pleted, according to Veronica Nairn,
Census coordinator and supervisor, when
The Abaconian contacted her on July 20.
She said they were just awaiting informa-
tion from two more districts, which would
complete the exercise for Abaco.
At the beginning of the exercise, there
were fears that the Haitian communities
would have been the most challenging ar-
eas to gather information. Instead, Mrs.
Nairn said everything went well in those
communities, and they were actually the
first to be completed thanks to the help of
Creole-speaking enumerators.
Indeed, there were some challenges
faced by a number of enumerators. Mrs.
Nairn said in some areas, descriptions
weren't very clear; persons refused to give
information to the enumerators; and many
times enumerators had to make several

track of the problem. In Murphy Town
over the weekend of July 17, 18 and 19,
the power was off close to 20 hours, seven
hours on that Sunday alone. What people
resent the most is the lack of communica-
tion from BEC with its customers. People
are told different stories each time they
call. There is no schedule that would al-
low people to plan their day. "The lack of
electricity follows me around," mentioned
several residents. "I leave the shop without
power and when I reach home, there is no
power either."
As I walked to the Conch Pearl Gal-
lery on July 19, the doors were closed; it
was dark inside as I peeped in. As I was
leaving, the owner's wife called me back.
"The power is off again," she stated. After

trips to the same households because they
were told to come back at a later date.
Thankfully, though, Mrs. Nairn said all
information was expected to be in by July
23. As she received the information, she
packaged it and sent it on to Grand Baha-
ma. When the information arrived there, it
was entered into a database where it would
later be analyzed.
She said that based on the summaries and
time taken to open each document, it could
take several months for the official count.
The Census exercise assists the govern-
ment in planning with respect to the need
for more schools, clinics and infrastruc-
ture; it also reveals the number of persons
living in The Bahamas, population shift,
the educational level of the population and
boundary changes for general elections.
For the first time, Mrs. Nairn said a sec-
tion was added to include persons living
with disabilities.

a few minutes chat, I proceeded to Java
Coffee House where the doors were open,
the place empty of customers. "All I have
is coffee while it lasts," Ashley Sands ut-
tered. "My fridge is thawing, I cannot
make espresso or any other drinks that
require electricity." Her mood was rang-
ing from upset to depressed as she sat at
her laptop in an attempt to write the Prime
Minister a letter of complaint.
Businesses are not the only ones to feel
the impact of the power outages. On that
same day the Ministry of Tourism's office
was closed, a sign in the window stating
"No power; will be back at 1 p.m." My
errands terminated, I went home to find I
had no power either.
The next day was slightly better at
home, only 21/2 hours without electricity,
but I was told that places in Marsh Harbour
did not fare as well. Some had up to sev-
en hour outages. Each day after that was
worse. The owner of Home Fabrics said
that her business was at a standstill. People
went in and walked out again as it is too
dark to see. Without power she is unable
to scan the new items that could be pur-
chased. Boxes of merchandise are stacked
in the back, waiting to be inventoried.
Several times have I stopped at the gas
station in Dundas Town to see the doors
wide open, the manager sitting outside
sending customers away because they were
unable to pump gas without power.
The cays have not fared any better than
Central Abaco. On Green Turtle Cay one
of the managers of the Green Turtle Club,

Molly McIntosh, complained that in spite
of spending $40,000 on a generator that
was sufficient for only part of the resort,
she still lost most of her summer custom-
ers. The boaters who were staying in the
marina left, threatening that they will not
be back until they are absolutely sure that
the problem has been resolved. She men-
tioned equipment damage, and she won-
dered what will be done to fix the higher
than usual electricity bills since there was
no consumption to warrant them. She stat-
ed that only the cost of taking the ferry and
traveling to Marsh Harbour prevented her
from joining the protest that had been or-
ganized in front of BEC for the following
In spite of rumors to the contrary, Hope
Town has also suffered daily power out-
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School News

Government schools
will get minor repairs
By Canishka Alexander
A contract-signing ceremony transpired
on July 14 for minor repairs to be carried
out on government schools throughout Ab-
aco. According to Administrator Cephas
Cooper, 13 contractors were chosen for
the 13 government schools on the island.
Four contractors appeared at the cere-
mony: Frank Hepburn, Rufus Martin, Ber-
tram Cooper and Daniel Trembley. John
Schaefer, area engineer for the Ministry of
Works, was in attendance.
Mr. Cooper said every government
school on Abaco will be affected by the ex-
ercise, which takes place on a yearly basis.
He and Dr. Lenora Black, District Educa-
tion Superintendent, said that the minor
repairs involve the general wear and tear
of the schools' facilities that come about

Contracts were signed for repair work on al
signing with several contractors took place a
office on July 14. All work is to be complete
contractors Frank Hepburn, Rufus Marint, B
Trembley. Ruth Smith and Dr. Lenora Black
Education and John Schaeffer was from the 1

through everyday use.
Mr. Cooper said that the contractors
were awarded contract that ranged from
$9,000 to $15,000.
The deadline for repairs is August 20,
and Dr. Black said the schools will be in
good condition by the time the teachers
return to school. Because no extensive re-
pairs are needed, she was confident that the
deadline would be met.
In the past, however, contractors have
had difficulties acquiring building mate-
rial, and they have faced transportation
issues. Dr. Black was confident, though,
that such mitigating circumstances would
not hinder the contractors from completing
their work on time.
Principal is moving
towards new challenges
By Mirella Santillo
As she vacated her office at the end of
June 2010
for the per-
son who will
replace her
as principal
of Abaco
Central High
School, Ms.
James re-
flected on
her reason
II government schools. The for coming
it the Ministry of Education to Abaco
d by August 20. 51, ,., are and on her
3ertram Cooper and Daniel accomplish-
represented the Ministry of ments dur-
linistry of Works. ing the four

years she
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Abaco Cen-
tral High
School, first
as vice-prin-
cipal, then
as princi-
pal for the
subsequent Ms. Vanessa James
three years.
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September 2006, knowing that the school
was facing challenges, but she wanted to
be part of the change process and the re-
building, a role that she had played suc-
cessfully before.
Soon after taking up her position at the
high school, she established her goals: im-
proving the academic performance of the
students, improving the overall look of the
school, acquiring the equipment necessary
for teachers to perform more accurately
and addressing the discipline situation us-
ing assertive discipline method.

She attributed the positive results she
has seen to the support she received from
her entire staff, from the education office,
especially Dr Lenora Black, and ultimate-
ly from the whole community.
The academic improvement was dis-
tinctly perceived this year as 53 students
(75 percent of the graduating body)
achieved passing grades compared to 39
the previous year. Ms. James believed that
enrolling the parents through meetings and
progress reports contributed to this year's
positive results together with tutoring.
Ms. James fells that academic improve-
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were linked, so emphasis was given im-
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Tameka Deandre Williams, 31, of Dun-
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ey, Pastor Rochelle Moss and Monique
Barton; brothers Dereck, David, Kevin
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and Kevin Barton; sisters-in-law Sherika,
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Kenneth Williams; cousins Indera Miller,
Michael Strachan, Jovaugh, Jonae, Jade
Miller, Crista, Cristal and Giovanni Stra-
chan and Stephanie Lockhart; and many
other relatives and friends.
The funeral for Henry Elisha Davis,
71, of Dundas Town was held on July 24
at Church of God Cathedral in Dundas
Town. Pastor A.B. Lewis officiated assist-
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Mr. Ingraham said, "That's one thing
I am very proud of; every district in my
constituency has potable water."
Mr. Ingraham revealed that about the mid-
dle of July he instructed the Ministry of Works
to do a "scope of work" for sidewalks from
the end of Forest Drive to the end of Crockett
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"We're gonna hot mix the roads in
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uJoke /ettecks to the gditok

Letters From Page 8

area boat thefts, including yours.
Mr. Jose Mas, may be contacted at:
Cell/1-305-898-0089 or his Miami office:
(305) 406-1805. Email: Jose.Mas@mas-
As always, my continued best wishes
and many thanks,
Craig H. Roberts
Crime needs to

be taken seriously
Dear Editor,
I observed in dismay and absolute unbe-
lief the unfolding events following the ar-
rest of the infamous Colton Harris Moore,
a.k.a. "The Barefoot Bandit."
Like everyone else, after learning the
news of his capture over the holiday week-
end, my heart with filled with pride and a
sense of nationalism as our Royal Bahamas
Police Force officers sought after and ap-
prehended this wanted teenage criminal.
I wish to take this opportunity to con-
gratulate and commend the Royal Baha-
mas Police Force on the apprehension and
arrest of the mentioned culprit. Within a
week after the bandit's unwelcome arrival,
"our boys," the RBPF, and other under-
cover crime fighting personnel accom-
plished what international law enforcement
agencies couldn't do over a span of two
All of this came on the heels of our inde-
pendence celebrations, a time when our pa-
triotism was already turned up a few notch-
es. It was a time to be proud of what our
little country had achieved for 37 years,
along with this recent plus of the bandit's
well publicized arrest.

The Commissioner of the Royal Ba-
hamas Police Force, Ellison Greenslade,
made public the numerous criminal offens-
es that the fugitive would face.
On the day of his arraignment, the Bare-
foot Bandit was only charged with illegal
entry into this country and fined a minimal
$300 with immediate deportation. That
sentence was beyond ridiculous. Let's
see. He did enter the country illegally on
a stolen aircraft. He broke into several
business establishments on Abaco stealing
various items. He stole a boat and fled to
Eleuthera. He then stole another vessel in
Eleuthera, resisted arrest and was in pos-
session of an illegal firearm. A $300 fine!
That amount would not pay the fuel bill
that our officers used on their week long
search! Who will foot the rest of the bill?
ME & YOU! ... the Bahamian taxpayer!
But beside that fact, what message is
this sending criminals here, domestically
or abroad? Crime is presently at an all time
high, and this sentence is not in any way
discouraging these actions of ill repute.
Stiff penalties must be handed down to
show criminals that we mean business in
fighting this war on crime.
But I believe this issue of lenience with
this fugitive goes much deeper.
What changed from one day with the
Police Commissioner speaking of the of-
fences he was going to be charged with
to the next day with the judge tapping the
bandit with a feather?
Can our courts now be pressured by for-
eign authorities for swift extradition. If so,
are these authorities going to foot the bill
for the damage incurred by the Barefoot
Bandit to private businesses and individual
properties and also the expense involved in

the intense manhunt?
Why wasn't the teacher who allegedly
molested students on Grand Bahama extra-
dited back to our shores in the same swift
Criminals far and near who commit
crimes similar to that of the bandit will
expect the same sentence, and I am sure
the lawyers will remind the courts of this
incident. Boat thefts on Abaco have been
an issue of grave concern and are a grow-
ing threat to our local tourism industry.
In this case, we have an individual caught
red-handed who personally stole two ves-
sels, and he was not even charged with this
serious offence in our courts.
If our judiciary would have handed
down a charge along with a serious pen-
alty, this could have been the opportune
time to send a strong message to other boat
thefts, given huge publicity in this particu-
lar case. This was a serious mistake, and
the repercussions, I am afraid, will not
prove positive.
To the leaders of both of our politi-
cal parties: YOU NEED TO WAKE UP!
This country is on a perilous course with
regard to crime and a series of other press-

ing issues. If action is not taken in the not
too distant future, we will be in for some
tough years ahead.
Tired and fed up,
Jeremy Sweeting

Abaco deserves

Dear Editor,
As Chairman of the Abaco Chief Coun-
cillors Association (ACCA), I feel it is
incumbent on our body to voice concern
on the ongoing electricity crisis that is
disrupting the lives of residents across the
length and breadth of Abaco. The ACCA
represents local government on Abaco as
a whole and speaks as one voice to central
government. It comprises all seven chief
councillors on Abaco from the seven dis-
As all are aware, this summer has been
by far the worst summer with respect to
power outages that has plagued and tor-
mented Abaconians from Sandy Point to

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Letters From Page 21

Crown Haven.
But the question is why? Why is this
happening? And why is Abaco being sub-
jected to and settling for a life that is not
acceptable in the 21st century.
It has been an accepted norm for some
time now that we can expect outages in the
summer due to the high demand during the
summer months. I, too, accept this, but this
year has been different; it has been far worse.
I place blame at the foot of the manage-
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Power Plant From Page 7

people and its capital is San Salvador. Its
official language is Spanish.
El Salvador lies along the Pacific "Ring
of Fire" and thus is subject to significant
tectonic activity including frequent earth-
quakes and volcanic activity. Volcanoes
dominate its skyline and it is known as The
Land of the Volcanoes. Volcanic ash has
provided fertile soil for coffee, sugar and
other plantations. An eruption in the 6th
century buried an entire village and has
provided archaeologists today with vital
clues about the world of the Maya Indi-
ans. One such site features a Maya farming
village which was found remarkably intact
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referred to as the Pompeii of the Americas,
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tion and also in the lap of government for
not addressing this issue sooner.
Previous years when the electric load be-
came too great and load shedding was the
only option, several communities, Sandy
Point, Cherokee Sound, Green Turtle Cay,
and I think a few more, had backup gen-
erators. They were able to turn these com-
munities off central power and put them on
backup while other communities without
the backup generators, were for the better
part, supplied with central power most of
the time, due in part to the backup genera-
tors that were helping to handle the strain.
Unfortunately, about a year ago these
generators were removed from Abaco by
the management of BEC, based on a direc-
tive from central government. This move
has contributed to some of the problems
we are experiencing now. It may not be the
root of our problem, but taking these back-
ups out did not help the situation, that's
for sure.
There is NO planning, and NO thinking
going on. This is a prime example, along
with the entire fiasco of placing the new
power plant at Wilson City. I was appalled
to learn on a recent trip out to the site that
all fuel will be hauled from Murphy Town
to the plant in Wilson City, placing more
danger and greater risks on our highways.
As for the power outages, our two Mem-
bers of Parliament, one being the Prime
Minister, have been very silent. Why have
they been so silent? The Prime Minister in-
dicated that he didn't know of the severity
of the power issue in Abaco. I am inclined
to believe that either he did know or if he
really didn't know, then this proves clear
evidence that the Members of Parliament
for Abaco are clearly out of touch with
their constituents.
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settling for a life not acceptable in the 21st
Why is Abaco being subject to major
electric issues in this day and time. Tour-
ism, our number one industry, is being
threatened. Many tourists have cut their
vacations short due to the unbearable heat
that they are forced to endure on their
visits. Some have even mentioned not re-
turning. Some second home residents are
talking of selling out and wondering if The
Bahamas is ever going to get it right? By
the time this letter is printed, most of the
tourists that are left would have already
headed back home, thus lightening the
power load and the power issues should
improve to a degree. But after 9 weeks?
Next year we will probably endure similar
occurrences. I am not convinced that the
new plant will solve our current problems.
Are we going to settle for this? I would


like to commend all caring Abaconians
who participated in the demonstration on
Friday, 23 July. Unfortunately, I was un-
able to be present as I was off the island.
This demonstration is to be commended.
If Abaco can come together like this more
often on other issues, together, we can
achieve so much.
I call on the government and the manage-
ment of the Bahamas Electricity Corporation
to do all in its power to bring back normalcy
to the lives of Abaconians far and near.
Abaconians deserve better. We demand
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BASRA Bah Air Sea Rescue Assoc all areas Marine VHF 16
Hope Town 366-0500 Marsh Harbour 367-3752
Guana Cay 365-5178 Treasure Cay 365-8749

Medical Services
Abaco Family Medicine Marsh Harbour...367-2295
Auskell Advanced Medical Clinic .............367-0020
Marsh Harbour Medical Centre................367-0049
Government Clinic Marsh Harbour .........367-2510
Corbett Clinic Treasure Cay ...................365-8288
Government Clinic Cooper's Town .........365-0300
Government Clinic Green Turtle Cay .....365-4028
Government Clinic Hope Town ................366-0108
Government Clinic Sandy Point .............366-4010
Government Clinic Fox Town .................365-2172

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

Airlines Serving Abaco
AbacoAir Nassau, N Eleuthera, Moores Is 367-2266
American Eagle Miami 367-2231
Bahamasalr Nassau,W Palm B, Ft Laud 367-2095
Continental Connection Miami
Ft Laud and W Palm Beach 367-3415
Localr Fort Lauderdale 1-800-205-0730
Regional Freeport 367-0446
Sky Bahamas Nassau 367-0996
Southern Air Nassau 367-2498
Twin Air Calypso Fort Lauderdale 367-0140
Western Air Nassau 367-3722
Yellow Air Taxi Ft Lauderdale 367-0032
Local air charters serving Bahamas &
AbacoAir 367-2266
Cherokee Air Charters 367-3450

Dive Shops
Abaco Dive Adventures, Marsh Harbour.... ....................367-2963
Above & Below, Marsh Harbour.......................................... 367-0350
Dive Abaco 1978, Marsh Harbour.................................... 367-2787
Froggies, Hope Town..................................... ..... ...... 366-0431
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
Marsh Harbour Airport to (effective Dec 08)
Clinic, Downtown, Regattas, $10
Ab Bch Resort, Eastern Shore close, Ferry $15
Spring City $15
Dundas Town, Nat Ins bldg, C Abaco Primary Sch $15
Murphy Town & Great Cistern $20
Snake Cay $35
Casuarina Point $60
Cherokee, Winding Bay, Little Harbour $80
Bahama Palm Shore $90
Crossing Rocks $105
Sandy Point $150
Leisure Lee $50
Treasure Cay Airport, G Turtle ferry $80
Treasure Cay Resort $85
Fox Town $185
Between Marsh Harbour Ferry and:
Clinic, downtown, Ab Beach Hotel $10
Nat Ins Bldg, Murphy Town, Gr Cistern $10
Wait time $0.40 per minute, Hourly rate $40 per hour
Children under three free Caged pets as people
Luggage $0.75 each over two, large bags $1 ea.

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

Green Turtle Ferry to Marsh H Airport $80

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

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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 12:15 pm 4 5:45 i i
Return 8 am 11:30 1:30 pm 5 Sundays
Marsh H. > Guana Cay (& Scotland Cay with advance notice) from Conch Inn or
(6:45am Union Jack Dock) 10:30 1:30 pm 3:30 holidays
Return 8 am 11:30 2:30 pm 4:45
Fare Adult prepaid oneway $15 / open return $25, Kids 6-11 half, Under 6 free (Phone after hours 359-6861)
Green Turtle Ferry Phone 365-4166, 4128, 4151 VHF Ch 16 Ten minute ride
Green T Cay to Treasure Cay Airport 8 am 9 II 12:15 1:30 3 4:30
T Cay Airport to Green T Cay 8:30 am 10:30 11:30 1:30 2:30 3:30 4:30 5
New Plymouth one way adult $10 (Children $7) Round trip $15 Extra to some G T Cay docks
Abaco Adventures Ph 365-8749 VHF Ch 16
Treasure Cay to Guana Cay Sunday Lv 12 & returns 4:45 p.m. $25 RT
T Cay to Man-O-War/ Hope Town Wed 9:30 am, return 4:30 pm $35 RT
T Cay to Guana Cay Sunset Cruise Fr$25, call for time

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

Bahamas Ferries Sandy Point to Nassau under 4 Hr. Call Sandy Point 366-4119
or Marsh Harbour 367-5250 for sailing dates Adults $95 RT, $55 OW Cars & trucks
The Great Abaco Express Marsh Harbour charter bus to N Abaco Call 367-2165, Group tours

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 Marina183....... F......367-2736
Conch Inn...................75....... F .....367-4000
Harbour View Marina .36....... F .....367-2182
Mangoes Marina........29................367-2366
Marsh Harbour Marina52 F 367 2700
Hope Town
Hope Town Marina.....16................366-0003
Hope Town Hideaways...................366-0224
Lighthouse Marina .......6....... F......366-0154
Sea Spray ..................60....... F......366-0065
Spanish Cay
Spanish Cay Marina...75....... F......365-0083
Guana Cay
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

Bring errors & revisions
to our attention
Revised 15Jul 10

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

Bikes & Scooters Boats Cars &
Rentals Marsh Harbour
A& P Car Rentals ............................. 367-2655
B & B Boat Rentals............................ 367-7368
Bargain Car Rentals........................... 367-0500
Blue Wave Boat Rentals ...................367-3910
Concept Boat Rentals........................ 367-5570
Power Cat Boat Rentals ...........................
Quality Star Car Rentals (Texaco) ..... 367-2979
Rainbow Boat Rentals ..................... 367-4602
Rental Wheels Scooters, Bikes, Cars 367-4643
Rich's Boat Rentals .......................... 367-2742
Sea Horse Boat Rentals ...................367-2513
Sea Star Car Rentals ................ 367-4887
Green Turtle Cay
Bay Street Rentals + ........477-5300 365-4070
Brendals Dive Bikes & Kayak rental...365-4411
C & D Cart Rental ............................. 365-4084
D & P Cart Rental ...................... 365-4655
Donnie's Boat Rentals.........................365-4119
New Plymouth Cart Rentals.. 365-4188 or 4149
Reef Boat Rentals ............................. 365-4145
Sea Side Carts & Bikes...................... 365-4147
T & A Cart Rentals.............................. 375-8055
Guana Cay
Donna Sands Cart Rentals ............... 365-5195
Dive Guana Boats & Bikes................. 365-5178
Orchid Bay Cart rentals...................... 354-5175
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

Section A

Page 23

Visitors' Guide
Restaurants Services Transportation

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 .............$...........367-2301
Island C afe.........................$ ............. 367-6444
Jam ie's Place.....................$ ............. 367-2880
Jib Room .........................$$ .............367-2700
Kentucky Fried Chicken............... ...367-2615
Mandarin Chinese..............................367-0544
Mangoes ......................$$$ ............. 367-2366
Pinacle .......... ............... .... ....
Pop's Place........................$ .....+....367-3796
Sea Shells .........................$ .............367-4460
Snack Shack .....................$.....+....367-4005
Snappas.............................$ ........ 367-2278
Signatire Sub Sandwiches................ 367-3664
Wallys ..........................$$$ ............. 367-2074
Hope Town
Abaco Inn .....................$$$ .............366-0133
Cap'n Jacks .......................$ ............. 366-0247
Harbour's Edge............... $$...........366-0087
H T Harbour Lodge .......$$$.............366-0095
Munchies ........................... +.. ......366-0423
OnDa Beach ......................................366-0558
Sea Spray ......................$$ ..........366-0065
Sugar Shack .... ............. ..... .. 366-0788
Little Harbour
Pete's Pub.......................................... 366-3503
Lubber's Quarter
C racker P's......................................... 366-3139
Drop'n Dine...........................365-6008
Hibiscus Cafe ...........................365-6380
Island Treats Snack Bar..................... 365-6501
Guana Cay
Grabbers........................$$$ .............365-5133
Nippers .................... $$$ ............365-5143
Orchid Bay .....................$$$.............265-5175
Treasure Cay
Florence's Cafe ................$
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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Power boat races draws hundreds

Crowds come from many islands to enjoy the party atmosphere

The annual power boat races in North Abaco always draw large crowds to watch the races boats and socialize. Concerts and a golf
tournament on July 22 and 23 preceded the big day of racing on July 24. The rough water made racing difficult. Several local boats
were entered and competed with the boats from Freeport and Nassau.

By Annabella Marquis
Many hundreds turned out for the 5th
Annual North Abaco Summer Festival on
July 26 to watch the power boat races and
enjoy the party atmosphere. The event was
held at the ferry dock at Treasure Cay. The
event, held every year around the same
time, attracts a huge and diverse crowd
that pours in from mid-afternoon into the
early hours of the morning.
People clustered along the rocky shore-
line, many of them screaming in excite-
ment, to watch around 16 powerboats soar
back and forth through the choppy water.
The attire that was paraded throughout
the day and night was eclectic in style and
colour. A common theme was neon green
and yellow lycra leggings that accentuated
the women's curves, to the shock and de-
light of many.
During the day a central DJ booth, pro-
tected from the bright sun by a canopy,
loudly projected Caribbean and Bahamian
music. As darkness closed in, the stage
was set up for the anticipated KB perfor-
mance. KB performed energetically well
into the early hours of the morning.
By 3 a.m. many of the exhausted food

Please see Festival Page 2

Emancipation Day observance

The Cabinet Office wishes to advise the
public of the decision taken by the govern-
ment with respect to the public holidays.

The Emancipation Day holiday will be ob-
served on Monday, August 2, 2010.

Barefoot Man entertains

hundreds who love his lyrics

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By Timothy Roberts
As crawfish season opens, Abaco's new
Superintendent at the Department of Fish-
eries Abaco office, Jeremie Saunders, is
ensuring that local crawfishermen have all
the permits, licenses and information on
the new Catch Certification that is neces-
sary for them to sell their products.
Mr. Saunders, who was promoted to
Superintendent in September of 2009,
said, "For years we have not been enforc-

ing the Fisheries Department commercial
license which is required for any boats
over the length of 20.5 feet." Boats under
20 feet long are exempt from the commer-
cial license.
He is advising fisherman to get their
boats licensed if they have not already
done so because it is in their best interests.
In order to get the commercial license,
Please see Crawfish Page 21

The Barefoot Man, George Nowak, comes twice a year to Nippers on Guana Cay to
play and sing his way into hundreds of hearts who love his calypso beat. His large
repertoire of his own compositions are fi,rciqruily about local situations such as the
problems Abaco has been experiencing with power load-shedding. He is shown here
with the three who accompanied him: Chuck Quappe, who is playing the keyboard,
Barie Quappe playing the congo drums and Mike McTaggard on the drums.

By Annabella Marquis
Despite the poor weather forecast, de-
voted fans of the Barefoot Man ferried
over to Nippers on Guana Cay on July 23
and 24 to enjoy his performances.
"We come to all of his shows in The
Bahamas" said Jere Fountain from North
Carolina. "We'd even come out in a hur-

ricane," he laughed.
George "Barefoot Man" Nowak, a
German-born resident of Grand Cay-
man, said that of all his international
gigs, the one in Abaco is his favourite.

Please see Barefoot Man Page 4

MOW celebrates July 10

with community games



Man-O-War celebrates Independence with a day of competitions and games. The high-
light of day is the slippery pole, a pole thoroughly greased. The goal is to get a canvas
fastened inside the pole at the end. The successful person is rewarded with cash prize.
Many try each year for this elusive prize until one finally succeeds. This year's winner
was Doug Albury. See story on page 6. Photo by Tuppy Wr-tlifl,, J,

Crawfish season opens


Page 2 Section B The Abaconian

Speed boats from several islands compete

Festival From 1
vendors, who had been serving since
around midday, had run out of most of
their food. The bar was heaving with so
many people that at times it was impossible
to get a drink.
Proceeds from the event are donated to
the needy. "We give all of it back to the
community," said Cliff Bootle, Chairman
of the North Abaco Summer Festival. In
the past money has been donated to Ev-
ery Child Counts and other foundations as
well as individual cases such as the burial
of three children killed in an accident and
the repair of an elderly couple's house that
burnt down.
The event was attended for a time by
Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham, who had
spent some of the day on Green Turtle Cay.
Former Minister of Health Ronald Knowles
was accompanying the Prime Minister.

There were three
divisions in the pow-
erboat race. Class A
featured boats that are
high-powered with in-
board engines, in Class
B the powerboats had
twin outboard engines
and in Class C the
powerboats had single
outboard engines.
One spectator men-
tioned how the larger
boats were "prettier
to look at" but the
smaller boats looked
like "more fun to ride
in," because they were
more sensitive to the

Race results
"A" Class:
Ozzie Dean, 35-foot Cigarette, Gunsling-
er, Grand Bahama: 1st place
Austin Smith, 28-foot Panterra, Abaco:
2nd place
Fritz Thompson, Grand Bahama: 3rd place
"B" Class:
Fritz Nortelus, Grand Bahama: 1st place
Leon Pinder, Abaco: 2nd place
Thomas Mortimer, Lady Syngad, Grand
Bahama: 3rd place
"C" Class:
Nado Mitchell, Grand Bahama: 1st place
Calvin Albury, Grand Cay: 2nd place
Andre Evans, Nassau: 3rd place

Please see Festival Page 21

One of the Abaco winners was Austin Smith, who came second
in the "A" Class. He is being presented with his trophy by Cliff
Bootle, Chairman of the Festival committee.

The water was rough for the annual power boat races held off the Treasure Cay ferry
dock. However, boats from Nassau, Grand Bahama and Abaco all competed in three
categories. The one boat from Grand Cay came in second in the "C" Class


The main bar was run by the Festival committee but lots of food vendors offered a variety
of foods to please every palate. All the booths were occupied and some vendors used tents.

Bill Thompson or Elaine Thompson
Tel: (242) 367-2719 Cell: (242) 477-5712


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Casuarina Point Lots 90 & 91 $45,000 each
B.P.Shores lots 5 & 6 section 4 $30,000 each
Long Beach Lot 247 $57.500
Long Beach Lots 316 & 418 (each) $50,000
Long Beach Lots 412,413 & 414 (each) $79,000
Long Beach Lots 373 & 374 (each) $90,000

Dorros Cove Elbow Cay
Guana Cay Residential Lot
Guana Cay Lot 28B
Bahama Coral Island Lot (REDUCED)
Leisure Lee 4 lots (each)
Treasure Cay, Galleon Bay



Sunrise Bay lots from $250,000
Sweetings Village Lot 45 (REDUCED) $47,500
Royal Harbour Lot 26 $279,000
Pelican Shores Harbour Front $1,225,000
"NEW" 8,125 sq. ft. Lot on Stede Bonnet Rd.
Marsh Harbour $79,000

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Barefoot Man has many faithful friends on Abaco

Cays From Page 1

"I love the freedom here. The way of life,"
he said. His performance had a very Baha-
mian flavor. "I'm known for writing about
an issue," said Nowak. "I adapt my shows
to wherever I perform."
People laughed, danced and cheered as
he sang "BEC, BEC, what happened to my
electricity?" and "I will not, I will not pay
my electric bill!"
The song has a particular poignancy this
year, however, as the power situation in
Abaco has been worse than ever before.
"The funny thing is," said Nowak after the
show, "I wrote that song 12 years ago!"
Two couples from the United States,
Sue and Butch Witmer and Doug and Nora
Taylor, decorated a golf cart especially for
the occasion. The cart was adorned with a
sign saying "Barefoot Bandit" and an in-

publicity surrounding the arrival of the
American fugitive, "Barefoot Bandit," in
Abaco. "The sales on my website quadru-
pled," said Nowak. He even made a song
in the bandit's honor, jokingly accusing
him of stealing his name.
The three-piece band accompanying him
is made up of husband and wife Chuck and
Barie Quappe, and Mike McTaggard on
the drums. Chuck plays the keyboard and
his wife Barie performs backup vocals and

plays the congo drums.
This year made Barefoot Man's 10th
year at Nippers. Though the gig is unpaid,
Nowak and his band's visit to Abaco is
all-expenses paid. Johnny Roberts, owner
of Nippers, said that it is always worth it
as the performance always draws a large
number of people.

Please see Barefoot Man Page 23

George Nowak, a.k.a the Barefoot Man
flatable doll with no shoes on dressed in
prison-gear and handcuffs.
Barefoot Man said he benefitted through

Nippers is crowded for the Barefoot Man concert even though it was held mid-day on
a Friday. He has come to Abaco every March for years and now he returns every July.

Crowds attending concerts of the Barefoot Man are a happy group of people listening to
the lively music.

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Marcellus Roberts

Everett Pinder
Sales Associate

Treasure Cay Properties Offered by Treasure Cay Specialists

For details and pictures visit our web page at http://www.treasurecayrealestate.com
Phone: (242) 365-8538 Phone/ Fax: (242) 365-8587

Prestigious Canal Front Development offering
Carriage House units in blocks of four plus
individual cottages. Both offer docks/ boat
slips as well as golf cart or car garages.
Prices start at $680,000 + 14%
gated community Treasure Cay's newest
waterfront development. 2 bed/ 2 bath
and 3 bed/ 3 bath condos with availability
of private boat slips. Pre-construction price
starting at $529,000 net (plus closing
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Now the newest oceanfront development
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Starting at $595,000 + 12% closing
Luxury condominium project on Treasure
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Starting at $907,500 Plus 14% closing
On-site pool and tennis, newly completed
luxury townhouse units directly on
Treaure Cay each totalling 3 bed/4 1/2
baths plus loft bedroom/den
Ground floor garage, 2 bed/2 bath with
ocean front patio
First floor open concept living / dining/
kitchen plus master bedroom suite, all
ocean views with patio/ balcony
Loft bedroom/ den with ocean view
MLS $2,075,000 + 7.5% Closing
"Palm Bay" Unit #3 4 bed/ 3/2 bath fully fur
nished Town House with garage and boat
slip with 20' beam. Located at Palm Bay
Development 2,000 +/- sq. ft.
$856,250 EXC + 7.5%

"Palm Bay" Unit #5 Waterfront Townhouse
fully furnished. Lower level 2 bed/ 2 bath
with garage. Upper level master bed with
ensuite bath/living/dining/kitchen/lanai,
powder room. Dock, 25' Carolina skiff
w/250 HP Evinrude engine GEO Tracker,
golf cart
$1,200,000 + 7.5%
Anchorage Estates Multi-family Lots 128'
water front, 22,448 sq. ft. Good investment
Price $474,000 EXC

"NEW" STORAGE UNITS, centrally located in
Treasure Cay town centre. Storage units come
in assorted sizes for boats, cars, golf carts and
"stuff." EXC. Starting at $25,000 FGS
STORAGE / GARAr '": 1' 6" deep, 11'
8" wide UNDO" sale at the low
price CON f '
Recently completed delightful villa with great
marina view and access. Modern 2 bed/ 2
bath CBS fully furnished home, 1020 sq.
ft. plus porches and garden area. Must see to
appreciate. FGS $479,000 EXC
Unit #4 Upstairs 3 bed/2bath fully furnished,
direct beach access. Good rental investment
EXC. $334,825 + 7.5%
Townhouse condos with on- site tennis, heated
pool, office, laundry
Marina view, 2 bed/ 2 bath and unit fully
furnished- storm shutters- good rental
potential $271,500 + 7.5% closing
Marina view, 2 bed/ 1 1/2 bath fully, furnished
including garage plus vehicle. Good rental
potential. EXC $300,000 FGS
Canal front condos with on site tennis and pool
2 bed/ 2 bath lower unit with marina view.
12 ft. boat slip with 12,000 lb. lift. Never
rented. EXC $655,950 FGS
Ocean front luxury octagonal units with lagoon/
pool/waterfall. Good rental potential.
Unit #7 Two storey 2 bed/ 2 bath home.
MLS $545,000 + 7.5% closing
Resale condos available in first completed project.
Ready to go. Both units never rented but definite
Downstairs unit 3 bed / 2 bath with den/
optional 4th bed. Completely and tastefully
furnished with many extra features including
garage and Ford Taurus $742,000 + 14%
Canal front condo with on-site pool.

"Dolphin House" comfortable, well designed,
fully furnished CBS home has 2 bed / 2 baths
with large kitchen/ living/ dining facing the
deep water canal. Includes dock, a 34' Ribov
ich, a bonefish skiff and a Chevy van.
$822,875 + 7.5%

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

Just Listed by Original Owner
2 bed/ 2 bath villa facing garden and pool
area. Tropical privacy hedge offers real home
atmosphere. Steps from the beach. Fully fur
nished. Many special features
EXC $368,875 + 7.5%
Second row beach -'" cean access.
Great view. UN- 'T any special
features. ML CONT" ., $460,000 FGS
"Fish Tales" unique canal front 3 bed / 3 bath
home on 2 full lots, 180' waterfront with 118'
serviced dock, deep water, great for larger
boat. MUST SEE! MLS$1,725,000 + 7.5%
"Trident"/"Turquoise Seas" You cannot be more
"on the beach" than in this special home.
Offering 3 bed / 3 1/2 bath in the main house
with detached garage / bed / bath / attic plus
storage. Vast deck oceanside with widow's
walk. WOW! MLS $1,999,000 + 7.5% closing
"Cross Winds" Split level CBS home extra large
lot across from 2 beach greenways. Private.
Master bed/ bath suite upstairs. Lower level 2
bed / 2 bath, cozy living room/ kitchen/
dining/ utility. Apartment annex 1bed/ 1
bed, living kitchen, enclosed patio. Plus! Plus!
Plus! MLS $755,000 + 7.5% closing

"Dream Point" Special CBS split level home
located on a corner lot near "The Point" with
two choices of direct beach access. Upper
level has master bedroom with ensuite bath
plus two guest bedrooms and bath. On the
split level there is the main entry into a large
open living/dining area, modern well
equipped kitchen. All rooms open onto a
wrap-around partially covered deck overlook
ing the garden. Ground level has an extra
large garage/ workshop with lots of storage.
EXC. $996,300 FGS
6.667 acres on the highway between Treasure
Cay Resort and Treasure Cay airport. Running
from highway north to the sea of Abaco. 180'
on water front and 165' roadside, 1500' road
to water. Prime property that can be subdivid
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subdivided into lots, commercial and resident
tial $833,375 FGS, EXC

Ocean front properties
Casuarina Beach/Ocean Blvd.
Sand Piper Beach
Canal Front Beginning at $350,000 FGS
Rock Point Waterfront, bulkheaded
Beginning at $430,000 FGS
Golf Course / Interior
Beginning at $60,000 FGS

j Treasure Cay has one of the world's best Beaches, Golf Course, Tennis, full service Marina, just naming a few amenities.
Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information
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August 1 ,2010

Man-O-War celebrates Independence

Man-O-War celebrated the nation's 37th
Independence the way it always has. As a
matter of fact, its way of celebrating began
long before Independence, dating back to
older generations celebrating the Queen's
Birthday or Empire Day prior to 1973. Af-
ter '73, the holiday changed from May 24
to July 10, but the slate of activities stayed
the same.
The day began with a prayer and nation-
al anthem at the William H. Albury Ball-
park. Immediately afterward the events
began for the kids, from egg and spoon
races, to sack races to sprint races. The
atmosphere was warm and family-orient-
ed. Not too long into the day's events, the
island's Chief Councillor, Jeremy Sweet-

ing, handed out Bahamian flags to kids
and adults alike to sharpen their Bahamian
pride as the day went on.
Before events concluded at the ballpark,
the adults took part. There is a traditional
tug of war. The 40 and under ladies were
defeated by the 40 and over ladies. The
young men broke their three-year losing
streak, as the 40 and under men defeated
the 40 and overs.
The events then moved to the harbour
front at the government dock. This year's
events may have proved dangerous at the
dock if not for the efforts of Chief Coun-
cillor Sweeting and the oversight of Glenn
and Hartley Albury.
The dock's decking had become severe-

ly splintered, and it was obvious that if
something was not done before the events,
many persons would have fallen prey to
splinters from the worn decking.
Without help from central government,
Mr. Sweeting called a meeting with Hart-
ley Albury and Glenn Albury and indicated
that if the Council provided materials, he
would hope the community would provide
labour to put down the plywood to cover
the damaged decking. This was done as
several men in the community teamed to-
gether to get the dock ready for the events.
The program at the government dock
included swimming races, diving races,
also conch breaking contests, wood saw-
ing and nail driving competitions.

Hamburgers and other delicious foods
were prepared and sold to the crowd at the
The highlight of the day that ends the
event is the slippery pole. This is a PVC
pole fastened to the dock and extends out
over the water. On the end of the pole is a
canvas rag that is nailed onto the end. The
pole is covered with grease and shorten-
ing, making it extremely slippery. The first
contestant slides out to the end of the pole
and embraces the pole, wrapping his arms
and locking his legs around the pole so as
not to slide off. As he gets out to the end,

Please see Man-O-War Page 21

Tug-O-War contests are very popular as Man-O-War pits younger against older.

Blue Sky
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Malcolm Rae William Johnson
Shula Raney Fritz Keck Kim Rody
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Lori Thompson Dion Lewis
Colyn Rees
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Central Pines #1076 New
2 bedroom,2 bathroom home.
$275,000 gross

Great Cistern Duplex #277 One 3
bed, 2bathand one two 2bed,1 bath
apts $305,000 gross

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

Great Business Opportunity#506 A
restaurant that's ready to go with sea
views. REDUCED 424,000.

Marsh Harbour #790 Vacant
lotenclosedand gated, $139,200 gross

Duplexin Central Pines #1092 Two
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#786 & 784 Two 2 bedroom 1 bath
aparmentsanda 2bed I bath home
both for $315,000 gross

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NEW LISTING Duplex Central
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beautifully landscaped. New building
$293,800 gross

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

Dundas Town Duplex #1094 two 2
bed,1 bath apts$250,000 gross

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

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

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

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

Home Off Forest Drive #7783 bed
2 bath home on lot 9(k131 ready to
move in. $190,400 gross

Murphy Town Triplex #012 three
one bedroom one bathroom apts
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Forest Drive Quadraplex #829
Two 2 bed,1 bathaptsand two bed,
1 bath apts. $365,000 gross

Murphy lown Apartment #004
two 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom apts,

Forest Drive MurphyTown Duplex
#810 two 2 bd nn,2 bth fully fur-
nished. NEW PRICE $257,600 gross

Bahama Palm Shores #164 four
bed & four bath home with grand
entrance and caport $375,00 gross

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

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

Triplexin Great Cstern #902Two2
bedroom 1 bath & one 1 bedroom, 1
bath. REDUCED $315,000 gross

Duplexin Marsh Harbour#275 two
2 bed, 1 bath apartments $156,600

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Central Pines Two 3 bedroom, 2 bath-
room units, NEW, never live in. $1,2500
Appliance only, furnished 1,800
Marsh Harbourtwo 2 bed, 2 bath Houses
for rent onefullyfmished $1,700 and One
with only~appliancs $1,300

New home in Leisure Lee Two bed, two
bath. Appliances only. $1,250
Bahama Palm Shores Four bedroom,
four bath home for Rent $2,500
Leisure Lee 2 bed, 2 bath house for rent
furnished $1,200

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Two lots 84ft. x 100ft, near Treasure Cay, one
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Reduced oceanfront lot on Tllloo Cayw/beach access
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$175,000 gross
Three lots located on South Lubbers Quarters
intheAbaco Ocean OubEstate, Lots number 11,44,
112 Theselotsarericed individ ually, Lot #1111,022
sf $88,000gross. Let#4413,307sf $98,000 gross -Lot
S112 20,485sf. $175,00 gross
15 acres of land at Baker's Heights near Leisure
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This propertywill gofast Calltoday.

Bahama Coral land four lots priced at$22800,
$25,080, $26,220, $28,800
Best prices on vacant lots In Marsh Harbour. 4
lots10,286.1sq. ft. $59,659 each 2 lots 12,086.1 sq,
ft. $70,099 each
Best prices nYellowwood big lots on hillside with
views nearWinding Bayand theAbaco Club- Lot# 7 G3
size 12,600 s.f. $57,200 gross. Lot# 7 G4 size 12,600
s,f. $57,200 gross
Off Frest Drive lot with Foundation for a 2br/2bth
huse s.Prie $28,500 gross
Bahama Coral Island lot size 10,066 sq ft corner lot
$29A34 gross
Bahama Coral Island lot size 10,330 sq ft with foun-
dation thatis80%finished. $34,200 gross
lot in Leisue Lee $50,000,00 gross

Treasure Cay Rock Point vacant waterfont lots
41otsin Murphy Town,waterview,acrossfromAbaco
Blockand Concrete, commercial, Sold separately ots
$48,614 each, 1 at $48,730
Treasure Cay Golf Course lot $63,250
Hew Listing Lot in Great Ctern on main read
11,237 sq ft, perfect for a homesite 81,38 feet on road
and 136I53 depth $75,000 gross
New Listing Two Lots in DundasTown Front Street
one 13,999 sq ft. Price $43,096 gross; one13911sqft
Price $42,845 gross
Eenthera northeast near Savannah Sound 20
acres of waterfrontan d beachfront land with high
election $1,650,000 gross
LubbersQuarters southwestsid 2,5aaes of land
$275,000.00 gross

New Listing One half of a Duplex #1015 2br 2bth
unit In Freeport on Kitchener Avenue furnished. Ask-
ing Price $88,800 gross
Large lot in Mount HopeAbao $37,50.00 gross
New Listing Duplex In CoopertTown#1076 on main
street, 2br Ibth. Asking price $168,000 gross.
Turtle Rocks #1077 Vacant lot Near half acre $59,000
Private Island #1078 1A acreless than five hundred
yards for all utilities with deep water $399,000 gross
Vacant lots #1080 next toforest Heights school Start-
ing at $75,000gross perlot
Murphy Town #1081 On Road to Great Gstern vacant
lot $39,500 gross.
One corner lotin BahamaCoral Island Price $26,220

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A Guide to Hurricane Preparations

Hurricanes are part of Abaco's history

Factors that affect
hurricane formation
The formation of hurricanes is the topic
of extensive research and is still not fully
understood. However, six factors appear
to be generally necessary for a hurricane to
form although they may occasionally form
without meeting all of the following condi-
In most situations water temperatures
of at least 80F are needed down to a depth
of at least 160 feet.
Another factor is the need for cooling
with height that allows the release of the
heat that powers a hurricane.
High humidity is needed. When there
is a great deal of moisture in the atmo-
sphere, conditions are more favorable for
disturbances to develop.
Low amounts of wind shear are
needed, as high shear is disruptive to the
storm's circulation.
Hurricanes generally need to form
more than 345 miles away from the equator.
Lastly, a forming hurricane needs a
pre-existing system of disturbed weather.


Hurricane is a word that we do not like
to hear. It describes the deadly, most vio-
lent weather known to man that can shatter
lives and change history. Every year peo-
ple in the tropics have to live with the fact
that hurricanes are part of life.
Abaconians know only too well the
history-changing power of hurricanes.
Several severe hurricanes caused loss of
life and extensive damage to Abaco in the
late 1920s. Settlements including Crown
Haven, Dundas Town and Murphy Town
were built to provide new and safer home-
steads for residents whose homes in places
like Cave Cay, Old Place, Cornish Town
and Bluff Point were destroyed by hurri-
canes in the early 1930's.
Sandy Point lost a good number of its
young men when a hurricane in 1936 took
two schooners by surprise on the western

side of Abaco near Grand Bahama, de-
stroying both boats and killing the entire
crews of 16 or 17.
In September 1965 Betsy landed a direct
hit on Abaco causing a good deal of prop-
erty damage, especially to boats, while
teaching Abaconians a lesson about just
how unpredictable a hurricane can be. Bet-
sy went north but turned and came south,
catching almost everyone by surprise. The
physical shape of the Sandy Point shore-
line was changed by Betsy in such a way
that the settlement has a serious problem
now with beach erosion, which has been
compounded by the indiscriminate removal
of sand for construction purposes and the
building of a solid-filled ramp which al-
tered ocean currents.
We have suffered several bad storms in
recent years. Hurricane Floyd in Septem-



Flooding can result from heavy hurricane rains. The road from the Marsh Harbour
airport round-about to miles south of Spring City was flooded with rain water after Hur-
ricane Francis.

A4ac4 4w& 6PeOrt

ber 1999 was the worst recent storm with
winds putting it as a low Category 3 storm.
That storm damaged towns the length of
Abaco as the eye followed the island from
south to north. Every community was ad-
versely affected. But with several days'
warning, fortunately, there was no loss of
life. That storm was preceded by Hurri-
cane Dennis and followed by Irene. Unfor-
tunately, Abaco suffered one death from
Irene when a tornado ripped apart a house
in Bahama Palm. After a short lull of a few
years, we suffered with three hurricanes in
2004, Frances followed three weeks later
by Jeanne. Although winds were not so
high, flooding occurred in several commu-
nities. Hurricane Wilma in 2005 was many
miles away but a fluke band of nasty winds
caused high water on the west which re-
sulted in extensive flooding.
As we move into the most active
months of the hurricane season late Au-
gust through September let us remember
that we are in a period of more numerous
and more severe storms. The season has
been relatively mild so far. But we must be
prepared. We should know what it takes to
be prepared to minimize the risk of loss of
life and property and act accordingly.
Predictions made by leading U.S. fore-
casters and a team from Colorado State Uni-
versity indicate a "very active" season for
the Atlantic in 2010 indicating a probability
that there could be as many as 10 hurricanes
this season with five of them major.
We have again prepared a hurricane
guide for your use. We hope you will read
it and keep it as part of your hurricane pre-
paredness kit.


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General Information

The birth of a hurricane starts as a low
pressure zone and builds into a tropical
wave of low pressure. In addition to a dis-
turbance in the tropical ocean water, the
storms that become hurricanes also require
warm ocean waters, above 80F down to
150 feet below sea level, and light upper
level winds.
A tropical wave grows in intensity and
then may grow to become an organized
area of showers and thunderstorms known
as a tropical disturbance. This disturbance
becomes an organized area of tropical low
pressure that is called a tropical depres-
sion based on cyclonic winds, counter-
clockwise in the Northern Hemisphere and
clockwise in the Southern Hemisphere. A
tropical depression's wind speed is up to
38 miles per hour.
When the average winds reach 39 mph,
the depression becomes a tropical storm
and receives a name while tropical depres-
sions are numbered. It is at 74 mph that a
tropical storm becomes a hurricane. Hurri-
canes can be from 60 to almost 1000 miles
wide. They vary widely in intensity; their
strength is measured from a weak Category
1 storm to a catastrophic Category 5 storm.
Only two Category 5 hurricanes with winds
over 156 mph and a pressure of less than
920 mb have struck the United States in
the 20th century. One of these was Hur-
ricane Andrew that hit North Eleuthera and
other islands in The Bahamas before cross-

ing Florida and ending up in Louisiana in
1992. The world's lowest pressures ever
recorded were caused by hurricanes.
Hurricane damage results from three
primary causes:
1. Storm Surge. Approximately 90
percent of all hurricane deaths can be at-
tributed to the storm surge, the dome of
water created by the low pressure center
of a hurricane. This storm surge quickly
floods low-lying coastal areas with any-
where from three feet for a category one
storm to over 19 feet of storm surge for
a category five storm. Hundreds of thou-
sands of deaths in countries such as Ban-
gladesh have been caused by the storm
surge of cyclones.
2. Wind Damage. The strong winds
of a hurricane, at least 74 mph, can cause
widespread destruction far inland of coast-
al areas, destroying homes, buildings and
3. Freshwater Flooding. Hurri-
canes are huge tropical storms and dump
many inches of rain over a widespread area
in a short period of time that can cause
Hurricanes ultimately diminish revert-
ing to tropical storm strength and then
into a tropical depression when they move
over cooler ocean water, move over land
or reach a position where the upper level
winds are too strong and are thus unfavor-

Tropical Weather Terms


Terms Specifi

to Hurricane
When weather reports are given on tele-
vision or radio, they use terms which we
should be familiar with.
A tropical depression with winds up to
38 miles per hour
A tropical storm with winds up to 73
miles per hour
A hurricane with winds of 74 miles
per hour or more
The weathermen also rate the hurricanes
in categories according to their potential to
cause disaster.
Category 1. Winds of 73 to 95 miles
per hour. Damage may include flooding of
low-lying coastal areas, small boats may be
torn from their moorings in exposed an-
Category 2. Winds of 96 to 110
miles per hour. Damage will be moderate
and may include flooding in low areas, cut-
ting off access through low lying roads and

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some damage to roofing materials, win-
dows and doors.
Category 3. Winds of 111 to 130
miles per hour. Damage will be major and
may include high water blocking inland
roads, serious coastal flooding and de-
struction to small buildings.
Category 4. Winds of 131 to 155
miles per hour. Damage will be severe
and may include cutting off access roads,
major damage to lower floors of buildings
near shore because of flooding and batter-
ing of waves and debris, and collapse of
roofs on many small buildings.
Category 5. Winds of more than 155
miles per hour. Damage will be catastroph-
ic and may include buildings collapsing,
many roofs collapsing, extensive shatter-
ing of glass and windows, small buildings
overturned and blown away.

R Useful

IStorm Tips

BEC recommends that hurricane preparedness be given
optimum attention. If you fail to plan, you plan to fail. The
following tips are offered to help reduce potential damage,
injury, frustration or loss of life:
* Keep at least one battery-powered flashlight where it can
be easily located. Keep extra fresh batteries.
* Before a hurricane hits, unplug all electrical appliances
such as TV's, VCR's, microwave ovens, stereos, comput-
ers, etc. Disconnect cables to your TV antenna, satellite
dish or cable service. Surge protectors offer minimal pro-
tection from lightning strikes.
* Never approach a downed power line. Report any downed
power line to BEC. If still energized, the line will be ex-
tremely dangerous. Keep children and pets away from the
* During power outages, BEC repair crews will endeavor
to restore service as quickly as possible. Listen to your
battery-powered radio for news on hurricane updates. If
hurricane damage is extensive or widespread, repairs may
require more time. BEC encourages customers to pass
along vital outage information as soon as possible after
power is lost to our command center at 367-2727.
Every power line should be assumed to be energized and
deadly. Please steer clear of them.
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Page 10 Section B The Abaconian

Preparation Is Essential

Hurricanes pose

several hazards
Storm surge: This is a rise in sea
level near the eye of a storm. When a
storm makes landfall, the surge can be up
to 20 feet high topped with huge waves.
The storm surge causes the greatest threat
to lives and property in any hurricane.
Most hurricane-related deaths are caused
by drowning.
Wind: The high winds of a hurricane
can destroy buildings and vehicles and
debris can become flying missiles. It is

extremely important that you secure your
home and cover your windows. The goal
is to keep the wind out of your home. If a
window is broken or a door does not hold,
it will allow the wind access to your home
and can cause damage from the inside.
Heavy rain: The rain from a hurri-
cane can be more than 10 inches. Marsh
Harbour received over 19 inches of rain
in Hurricane Frances in September 2004.
This excess rain produced flooding as we
experienced during Frances.
Tornadoes: Hurricanes can produce
tornadoes which we have experienced. The
death of a woman on Abaco during Hur-
ricane Irene in 1999 was due to a tornado
hitting her house in Bahama Palm Shores.
However, tornadoes are not a common oc-
currence at our latitude but are more likely
to form north of us.


The most important preparation for
home owners and business owners is to
have shutters for all your windows and
doors. They need to fit well and install
quickly. If you use wood, you need at least
5/8 inch thick plywood. These shutters
need to be made and fitted well before a
storm is announced. But keep in mind that
plywood is difficult to handle and install.
Now is the time to check to see that shut-
ters are in good condition and you have the
necessary hardware for installing them.
Other types of shutters include alumi-
num or steel panels. More expensive roll
down shutter systems offer protection with
little maintenance. If you need a ladder for
installation, make sure you have one avail-

able. It is good to keep a supply of boards
for last minute repairs. If you do not have
shutters, now is the time to purchase or
construct them.
If you have a gabled roof, make sure
that the gable is well braced. Also make
sure that there is wood sheathing, either
planks or plywood, behind the gabled end
walls. A bead of good adhesive caulking
along the joint of the beam and decking of
your roof will greatly increase the strength
of the roof.
Entry doors are easily damaged by high
winds. Bolt all doors with foot and head
bolts with a minimum of 1-inch of the
bolt length in use. Garage doors are quite
vulnerable to high winds. In the United
States about 80 percent of residential hur-
ricane wind damage starts with wind entry
through garage doors.

The high winds of a hurricane can cause extensive damage to buildings and vehicles.
This picture was taken in Marsh Harbour during Hurricane Frances in September 2004.

Wind can cause extensive damage. This is the roof of the Abaco Shopping Center after
Hurricane Frances in September 2004. Workmen are removing shutters from windows
and doors to allow business owners access to their shops.

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Preparation Includes Shutter

Well built structures still need the added
protection of hurricane shutters, however.
Without shutters, substantial damage can
still be experienced even if the main struc-
ture is not affected, due to window break-
age and the intrusion of the hurricane winds
and rain into the building. Well designed
shutters can result in substantially reduced
damages. There are a number of commer-
cial shutters on the market and various
handmade plywood designs. It is important
for the public to become informed about
which types of shutters are the most effec-
tive. Obviously, the more effective types
of shutters need advanced preparations. It
is often difficult or impossible to obtain
the materials and to construct or install the
shutters after a hurricane watch or warning
is already in place.

What are the

best shutters?
The best kind are those that are afford-
able, are easy to install and offer the great-
est protection. Which of these properties
is most important depends on individual

circumstances. For a disabled or elderly
person it may be ease of installation with
either an automatic closing mechanism or
accordion type shutters. For those with
limited incomes plywood shutters may
be the only affordable option. For most
people the best compromise would be steel
panels which offer good protection, but are
certainly more expensive than plywood.
The most worthless type of protection is
the often employed use of various types of
tape over the windows. This practice does
little or nothing to prevent breakage, may
result in large, more dangerous pieces of
flying glass and is extremely difficult to
remove after the storm.
Some people experience a certain level
of protection by covering their windows
with special impact resistant protec-
tive film. Others are using a new type of
impact-resistant storm window. Various
types of commercial storm shutters can be
effective but many are untested and have
been found to fail in stronger hurricanes
(e.g., Hurricane Andrew in 1992). Mi-
ami-Dade county (Florida) now requires
that all commercial shutters pass rigor-
ous tests before they can be approved for

Tilloo Pond is a perfect place to start your family legacy.
The luxurious estate is set on 11 acres on Tilloo Cay and includes a
very rare, safe harbour. The villa has three separate buildings connected by
curved, covered walkways. Built in 2004, the triplex has over 12,000 sq.
ft. of indoor/outdoor living. The private master quarters is its own separate
villa, and there is a total of five bedroom suites, with more than enough
room for 10 to 12 people to sleep very comfortably. The estate can also
be used as a resort and has a clean and clear title.
The estate fronts the Sea of Abaco, with the Atlantic Ocean behind.
The ii. r.;ll1:il.. price o $5.9 n'iill.:'. U.S. includes the art and furnishings
imported from around the world. Owner financing is available.
To arrange a tour, call Tony or Stephanie Treco at (242)357-6608
or for more irf..rlii.ii i,.i i visit BahamasHome.net or call Duane W\.lil iIg
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Tdloo iPand

sale and installation. It is recommended
that commercial shutters are not used that
have not passed these types of tests. The
shutters range from the most inexpensive
(but still highly effective) metal corrugated
panels type -- aluminum or steel (heavier
but stronger!) to electrically operated roll-
down shutters, also effective if properly


Many people, however, cannot afford
any type of commercial shutter. Most re-
sort to using plywood attached to the struc-
ture using various methods. The least ef-
fective method, used by many people with
minimal time to prepare, is to let the ply-
wood overlap the window opening and at-
tach it to the structure using concrete nails.

This technique can cause more harm than
good since in even moderately high winds,
most of these poorly-attached boards will
be ripped off and become dangerous flying
Which ever type of shutter is selected,
it is important to remember that shutters
are only as good as the quality of their in-
stallation. Also, no shutter can fully com-
pensate for a poorly constructed house, an
unprotected garage or various large objects
that can impact homes and other structures
during a major hurricane. But, the higher
the degree of preparation, the greater the
probability that damage will be minimized!



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6pm -10pm

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Early Planning Is Critical



Preparing Now
Hurricane preparations must be started
now to ensure that we are ready for any
storm that threatens. The key to surviving
is the preparations you make beforehand.
After a hurricane is predicted to come
close, too many things need to be done in
a short period of time and some things are
sure to be forgotten or left undone. It is

good to prepare now before a storm is pre-
The season began on June 1 but the
worst of the season is from mid-August
through mid-September. This does not pre-
clude a hurricane affecting us here before
that date or after, as we experienced Hur-
ricane Wilma in 2006 the end of October.
You need to consider the following:
What will you do when a storm ap-
Do you have the supplies you need?
Know the storm surge history and el-
evation of your area.
Learn location of shelters
Review needs and working condition
of emergency equipment, such as flash-
lights, battery-powered radios, etc.
Ensure that enough non-perishable

food and water supplies are on hand to last
for at least two weeks.
Obtain and store materials, such as
plywood and plastic, necessary to properly
secure your home.
Check home for loose and clogged
rain gutters and down spouts.
Keep trees and shrubbery trimmed.
Cut weak branches and trees that could
fall or bump against the house. When trim-
ming, try to create a channel through the
foliage to the center of the tree to allow
for air flow.
Determine where to move your boat in
an emergency.
Review your insurance policy to en-
sure it provides adequate coverage.
No one ever knows when another hurri-
cane will affect Abaco. However, it could
happen any year and the best way to ride
out a storm is to be prepared. The better
you are prepared, the better chances you
have of coming through with minimum
damage and the better you can cope with
the problems afterwards.
Make the decision ahead of time as to
where you plan to be during a storm. If
your house is on low land or you feel it is

not built securely, make plans to stay with
friends or family in a well built home or go
to a shelter.
Decide what room in your house you
will use during the hurricane. It is best if
you have an inside room with no windows.
Put basic supplies in that room along with
comfortable seating including pillows. If
you have children, include games or other
toys to entertain them.
If you have elderly relatives, make sure
they are somewhere safe and that someone
is with them who can help them during the
storm and afterwards.
Children need special reassurances. It
is good to talk with them about their fears
and answer their questions honestly. Give
lots of verbal reassurances.
Gather clothing, bedding, toiletries and
flashlights that you will need for the dura-
tion of the storm. Have a battery-operated
radio with fresh batteries. If you have a
VHF radio, make sure it has its own power
Make sure each person has sturdy shoes
for protection after the storm for protection
from debris.

This church in Fox Town suffered major damage in Hurricane Jeanne in September 2004.
We need to know that our homes, churches and commercial buildings are constructed
well. It is important to follow the Bahamas Building Code.


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9C next to marina fabulous sunsets and slip
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boating areas in the Bahamas. private dock
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duty and purchaser's legal fees.
* NEW LISTING! Dolphin Suite A one bed
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Offered fully furnished "turn key"and ready to
enjoy. The unit faces the Sea of Abaco and is
located in the Bluff House Beach Hotel com
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* Island Reach Hillside lots and waterfront lots
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* Sea-to-Sea- 16,620 s.f lot with a beach &
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The private beach on the Sea of Abaco offers
great swimming and sunbathing. $630,000
* Harbour View Estates- Two bed, two bath
cottage featuring a shared dock and boat
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throughout. Offered at $417,000
* Lot #3 North End Coco Bay beautiful
beachfront lot with 97' of gorgeous
beachfront and 560' deep. Lot is elevated to
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* Three magnificent adjoining beachfront
lots situated on the Atlantic side of the island.
Each lot features 100' of the most attractive
beach on the island and are roughly 12 acre in
size. Offered at $300,000
* Beachfront Key West style house in the
heart of the historic storybook village of New
Plymouth. This home is completely furnished
and consists of a living-dining room, kitchen
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Review and Update
Your Insurance
Before a hurricane threatens, insurance
industry representatives suggest that you
do the following:

Plan Ahead

Read your policy to see exactly what
coverage you have.
If you don't understand the policy, get
your agent to explain it.
Find out whether you have "guaranteed
replacement cost" insurance which is what
it would really cost to replace your home
and the contents at current value. Or you
may have "actual cash value" which is de-
preciated cost.
Be aware that your homeowner's policy
does not usually cover flood damage. Also
find out if the policy covers sewer backup

This is what can happen when houses are built on the sand dune too close to the sea.
These buildings were on Scotland Cay.

and wind damage.
Know your insurance carrier and make
sure that you have phone numbers for the
company. Keep your policy in a safe place.
If you rent, be aware that your land-
lord's insurance does not cover your pos-
sessions. You need your own renters' in-
Remember when a hurricane watch or
warning is announced it is too late to enact
insurance policies.
If you are under insured, you may not
receive enough payment from the insur-
ance company to replace what was dam-
Use Generators
Gas or diesel-powered generators can
provide temporary power until BEC can
be operational. Be sure to have fuel and
oil on hand for the generator. Remember
several precautions.
Do not connect a portable generator to
the building wiring. Plug appliances di-
rectly into the generator.
Place the generator outdoors or in a
well ventilated area.
Do not forget to check the oil every
time you add gas.

Conserve fuel by alternating appliances.
For example, refrigerators can be kept
cool by supplying power for six to eight
hours a day.
Protect Your
Protect your property the best you can.
Remember that wind and water are poten-
tially two very dangerous elements of any
storm and your goal is to keep both these
out of your house. Most damage to homes
occurs when a window gets broken or
doors blow in, allowing the wind to blow
Check your roof for loose shingles or
tiles and make sure they are securely fas-
tened down. Check for other repairs that
need to be done.
Clean up your yard of debris that
could be damaging in high winds.
Check around your house for dead
or dying trees. Trim shrubbery to reduce
damage to the plants. If tree limbs are po-
tentially damaging to power lines, notify
BEC to have its crew trim the branches.
Do not attempt to do this yourself because
of the danger of the live power lines.
Secure all outdoor furniture, garbage
cans and objects outdoors.
Get Necessary
Buy supplies early at the beginning of
the season. These should include a battery-
operated AM/FM radio with extra batter-
ies, one flashlight with extra batteries for
each person in your family, candles, kero-
sene lamps, water-proof matches, first aid
Be very careful with kerosene lamps and
candles during a storm. If the wind blows
something over with a flame, it could start
a fire. You do not need to contend with a
fire during a storm.
Get your supplies early to avoid a rush
and crowded stores just prior to a storm.
Also remember that stores could run out of
essential supplies that you may want.

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These Need Special Preparation

Storm tips for boaters
Secure your boat before a storm is close,
either by hauling it up on land or if you
leave your boat in the water, finding a se-
cure place.
All loose items should be removed or
well secured. This would include cushions
and removable canvass. Sails should be re-
moved if possible. When this is not possi-
ble, they should be well lashed to the boom
and the boom secured.
A boat on a trailer should be placed
flat on the ground, lashed down and half
filled with water. The trailer should also be
lashed down. The outboard engine and gas
tanks should be removed and secured.
Boats, even large ones, should be hauled
in a boatyard when possible. Although dam-
age can still occur, at least they do not sink.
Arrange early to have your boat hauled as
the boat yards are very busy with many
boat owners wanting their boats hauled at
the last minute.
Boats in storage should be well blocked
If you live on your boat, you are
urged to get to a shelter. It is
not safe to remain on your boat
during a hurricane. Your life is
more important that the safety
of your boat.

and stands checked carefully. In heavy
rain and wind, jack stands can be pushed
into soft ground allowing the boat to rock
and eventually fall over. Stands should be
tied so they cannot blow over it the boat
rocks allowing the stand to be loosened
and blown over. When the boat rocks the
other way, it will fall on its bilges.
If you leave you boat in the water, the
best place is to tie it securely in man-
groves. This will require that you use long
spring lines, leaving all lines with plenty
of slack. Keep in mind that the storm surge
can either be several feet higher or several
feet lower than normal tide levels, even on
mainland Abaco. Do not be caught strug-
gling with your boat when hurricane force
winds are already approaching. Another
option for large boats is to put them off
in a canal, run them into mangrove creeks
and canals and tie them to as many differ-
ent trees, mangroves or piling as possible.
Every available rope should be used. Rope
left in a locker is not offering any secu-
rity. Every anchor with a rode attached,
either chain or rope, should be deployed.
This needs to be done early as there are
not enough creeks and canals to hold all
the boats looking for space. Make sure
you have a secure supply of gas and oil for
your boat after the hurricane is past if you
are dependent on a boat for transportation.

Boats are vulnerable to the winds and seas of hurricanes. This was the scene at Marsh
Harbour Boat Yard after Hurricane Frances in September 2004.

* 2/2 waterfront cottage in sought
after area, price subject to appraisal
being completed.

on the Sea of Abaco
* 2.3 acres Heavily wooded with
native coppice, 135' waterfront on
Little Harbour $395,000.
* 29,799 sq.ft.+/- Prime hilltop lot,
unprecedented sea views $245,000.
* Love Shack 20,000 sq.ft.+/-
hilltop lot with starter cottage, sea
views $198,000.
* Direct oceanfront lot with 92' wa-
ter frontage $249,000.

* Traditional Island Living in a planned
seaside community with its own
harbour, restaurants and shops.
Lots starting at $135,000.

next to Schooner Bay
* 3/2 interior home beach access
- starting at $274,350.
* Sea View Interior Lots starting at

Island Properties

Offering properties for sale and rentals.

* Canal front lot, excellent views
* Ocean view lot, steps to beach.
Great bonefishing flats $60,000.
* 4/4 Casuarina Point duplex 83'
beachfront $580,000,
* Casuarina Point Beachfront home
3/3.5 $1,290,000.
* 2 acre elevated lot 200' beach-
front can be subdivided $550,000.
* Interior lots available.
* Nice building lot opposite beach
access and Bahama Beach Club

Island Properties is looking for
dedicated licensed agents.
SQGive us a call!

Protect Your Busi-

ness Plan ahead
Many businesses suffered heavy damage
from hurricanes in 2004 and 2005. Marsh
Harbour businesses in particular suffered
from flooding from the storm surge in
Hurricane Jeanne in 2004 and even more
businesses were flooded in 2005 as a result
of Hurricane Wilma piling up the water
in the harbour of Marsh Harbour. Many
business owners are considering ways of
keeping this damage to a minimum. Be
sure to prepare your business as well as
your homes for any threatening storms.
If a storm threatens, secure your build-
ing and cover or move equipment or furni-
ture to a secure area.
Always protect your data with backup
files. Make provisions for alternate power
and communications.
Make plans to work with limited avail-
able cash and no water or power for two
weeks. Store emergency supplies at the of-


Protect your employees. Employee safe-
ty comes first.
Contact your customers and suppliers.
Prepare a list of vendors to provide disas-
ter recovery services.
Review your insurance coverage. Ap-
praise your business regularly. Take in-
ventory, document equipment and supplies
in your workplace. Make copies of insur-
ance policies and customer service and
home numbers.
After the storm use caution before en-
tering your business. Check for power
lines, gas leaks and structural damage. If
any electrical equipment is wet, contact an
electrician. Prepare information for insur-
ance claims. Take pictures before cleanup.


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Page 16 Section B The Abaconian

Shelter Essentials

Each community has designated shelters
that will be opened before a storm, giv-
ing you adequate time to get there safely.
Even if you do not plan to go to a shelter,
you should keep in mind which buildings
will be open in the event you need to get
to a shelter. Remember, they do not sup-
ply you with food, drink, bedding or other
If you plan to go to a safer place than
your home during the storm, you should
remember to take the following with you.
Your important papers such as insur-
ance policies, birth certificates, passports,
deeds, insurance policies in a sealed plastic
Battery operated radio and batteries
Quiet games for children, playing
cards or dominoes

Hurricane Names
for 2010
Alex Hermine Otto
Bonnie Igor Paula
Colin Julia Richard
Danielle Karl Shary
Earl Lisa Tomas
Fiona Matthew Virginie
Gaston Nicole Walter

Extra clothing and shoes
Pillow and light blanket or sleeping
Folding chair, lawn chair or cot
Any prescription drugs you may re-
Supplies for any infants such as dis-
posable diapers, formula, baby food
Toilet paper and other personal hy-
giene items
Face cloth and bath towel
Tooth paste and tooth brush
Take all necessary bedding as the shel-
ters do not have pillows, blankets or bed
Disposable plates, cups, spoons
Can opener
Take all necessary water and food that
you and your group will need for several
days. Storms are unpredictable and you do
not know how long you will need to stay
at the shelter.
Remember shelters do not provide food
and water.
Shelter Tips
and protocol
Register when you arrive at the shelter
Sign in and out when leaving
Supervise your children
Respect quiet areas
Keep shelter clean


will minimize

storm damage


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Conditions Treated
* Chronic Pain & Lower Back Pain
* Headache & Neck Pain
* High Blood Pressure
* Diabetes & Neuropathy
* Weight Management
* Arthritis
* Vitamin, Herbal & Homeopathic
* Foot, Ankle, Wrist, Knee, Elbow Pain
* Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
* Numbness &Tingling

Dr. Keith E. Lewis
Dr. Keith Lewis has been helping
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Dr. Lewis is Board Certified by
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Emergency shelter locations
North Abaco Great Guana Cay
* Grand Cay Great Guana Cay Public School
Shilo Baptist Church Man-O-War Cay
Grand Cay Al 1 Age School MOW Public School
First Chosen Pentecostal Church of God Hope Town
* Little Abaco Methodist Mission House
New Hope Baptist Church South Abaco
Ebenezer Baptist Church Cherokee Sound
Fox Town Primary School Assemblies of God
End Time Harvest Church Methodist Church
* Cooper's Town Casuarina & Bahama Palm Shores
Faith Walk Church of God Casuarina Point Fire Station
New St. Andrew's Baptist Church Crossing Rocks
* Treasure Cay Crossing Rocks Primary School
Full Gospel Church Hall Sandy Point
* Green Turtle Cay Sandy Point Community Center
Amy Roberts All Age School Moore's Island
Administrator's Office Moore's Island All Age School
Central Abaco Soul Seeking Ministry
* Dundas Town St. Matthew's Baptist Church
Central Abaco Primary School Moore's Island Bonefish Camp
* Marsh Harbour All shelters may be used in the imme-
St. Francis de Sales Church diate aftermath of any storm or during
* Murphy Town a major non-storm emergency. Shelters
Abaco Central High School will be periodically reviewed to insure
continued or upgraded rating.

August 1 ,2010

August 1, 2010

The Abaconian Section B Page 17

I Get Supplies EarlyI

This hurricane season be prepared so
storms will not take you by surprise.
Hopefully, you will not need to use
these emergency items. After the hurricane
season is over, you can use most of the
items. Some can be kept until another year.
We suggest that you cut this article out
and keep it in a place where you can re-
fer to it for help in preparing your house
and family for the height of the hurricane
Some of these foods require hot water,
but hopefully you have planned a way to
heat water or food.

Food Requirements
In anticipation of losing power and the
use of your cooking gas, be sure your house
is stocked with at least a week's worth of
foods that will remain edible without re-
frigeration or foods that will be consumed
when opened. They could include the fol-
* Cereals, breakfast bars
* Instant powdered drinks, coffee, tea, etc.
* Evaporated, sweetened condensed milk
or sterilized milk
* Canned or bottled juices
* Cheese and cheese spreads
* Ready-to-eat canned goods like fruits,

apple sauce, vegetables, soups, tuna, salm-
on, chicken, ham
* Canned fruits and vegetables that can be
heated in the can
* Mayonnaise, ketchup, flour, sugar.
* Bread, crackers, cookies and other baked
* Fruits and vegetables that will keep for
several days without refrigeration. These
could include lemons, oranges, apples, ba-
nanas, mangoes, carrots, celery.
* Peanut butter and jelly
* Nuts, raisins and dried fruits
* Snack food, ready-to-eat puddings and
other foods to give variety
* Drinks which can keep such as sodas,
canned or bottled juices, instant coffee
* Toilet paper, paper towels, paper plates,
plastic forks, garbage bags
* Detergent
* Charcoal
* Flash lights, batteries
* VHF with batteries
* Oil for lamps
* Waterproof matches
* Stove fuel
Some cheeses and fruits keep at room
temperatures for several days. Choose
foods that can be eaten at room tempera-
ture and do not require cooking. Many

BEC will begin tree trimming to pro-
tect power lines. BEC cuts and trims
p for maximum protection to the elec-
ILtric lines -during storm conditions.
Please report any threatening
trees or branches you are con-
cerned about.
SProperty owners are ad-
vised to trim their own
If they have special
trimming require-
ments, BEC will of-
fer assistance on request. Call our emergency numbers
for assistance or to report problems.

Be careful power lines are dangerous.

Phone 367-2727 367-2846



Invitation for



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


Roof Truss Installation

Dry Wall Installation


Tile Laying
Forms can be picked up at our office in the B&L
Plaza on Don MacKay Boulevard in Marsh Harbour.

foods such as pickles, ketchup, mustard
will keep without refrigeration. Keep a
manual can opener with these supplies.
Keep on hand supplies such as paper
plates, cups and plastic utensils, toilet pa-
per, paper towels, soap, large plastic gar-
bage bags, tin foil.
Canned foods can be heated in the can
but be sure to remove the label first. They
can be eaten right out of the can.

What is edible?
Be very careful about eating foods nor-
mally kept in a refrigerator. However, with
care some can be used soon after the power
goes off. Meats, fish and dairy products
usually spoil first. Be especially careful
about using meats as there is no way to tell
if it is still good or not. Milk spoils quickly
but many cheeses keep several days with-
out a problem. Juices, butter, margarine
and fruit juices will keep for a few days.

Other Supplies
* Battery-operated AM/FM radio with ex-
tra batteries
* Battery-operated flashlights with extra

ies, one
per per-
* A

stove or Sterno stove for heating food. Re-
member propane stoves and grills will give
off fumes when used in closed rooms and
may start fires or cause asphyxiation. Do
not use these inside a building.
* Chlorine bleach for disinfecting
* Keep mosquito repellent and citronella
candles handy.
* Use ice chests for keeping food if ice is
* Keep with you two weeks' supply of pre-
scription medicines and remember other
medicines such as aspirin.
* Invest in blue plastic tarpaulins and rolls
of builders plastic (Visqueen) for covering
furniture and other belongings or damaged
roofs or window repair
* Duct tape
* Caulking
* Hammer, nails, crowbar

Student Earns PhD degree
The family and friends of Tiffany K. Roberts-Wilson of Green Turtle Cay have the plea-
sure and the privilege to announce her graduation from the Emory University Laney
Graduate School:
Graduate Divi-
sion of Biological
SFand Biomedical
Sciences with a
Doctoral Degree
in Biochemistry,
Cell, and Devel-
SIopmental Biol-
Tiffany is the

and Martha Rob-
erts of Green Tur-
tle Cay and she is
a 1999 graduate
of Forest Heights
Tiffany Roberts-Wilson with her advisor Academy. Tiffan
Academy. Tiffany
went on to receive her Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry, Cell, and Molecular
Biology at the University of Georgia in 2004, where she graduated with honors (Cum
Laude). For the past six years she has been involved in collaborative biomedical re-
search to complete her dissertation "Suppression of Calcineurin Signaling and PGC- I a
Expression During the Chronic Skeletal Muscle Atrophy Associated with Diabetes Mel-
litus: Implications for Muscle Function":
During her time at Emory, in addition to participating in and organizing research
efforts across departments in the Graduate School and the School of Medicine, Tiffany
also enhanced the context of her education through leadership roles both as a mem-
ber of the Board of Trustees'Committee on the Environment and as President of Gradu-
ate Student Government. Tiffany extended her skills even further by becoming a Toast-
masters International certified speaker and through teaching several undergraduate
courses as an Emory College instructor.
Tiffany's research has been published in the Biochimica et Biophysica Acta journal
of Molecular Cell Research and the Federation of American Societies for Experimental
Biology (FASEB) Journal. The FASEB American Physiological Society also invited Tiffany
to present her research as a platform talk at their 2010 international conference.
Tiffany defended her thesis on June 7th, 2010 before an audience of Emory Univer-
sity faculty hands students as well asfriends and family as the final requirement for being
granted her Ph.D. On July 1st, 2010 Tiffany will began a two-year fellowship in Clinical
Chemistry at the Emory University Hospital Department of Pathology and Laboratory
Medicine. This fellowship is one of only 21 of its kind in the US and Canada and is highly
competitive.Tiffany was chosen from over 80 applicants for the singleposition. During
this fellowship she will be involved in cutting-edge research developing new diagnostic
tests to improve patient care, consultations with physicians regarding patient treat-
ment, and the oversight of the diagnostic laboratories of Emory University Hospital,
Emory Midtown Hospital, and Grady Memorial Hospital.
Tiffany is the first person from Green Turtle Cay ever to hold a Ph.D. and while her
future is bright indeed, she never forgets her past. In all of her research presentations,
whether before small audiences in her own department or before large international
audiences at conferences, her final slide of acknowledgements always has a picture of
Green Turtle Cay as the background. She tells her students, "Where you come from is
important, it makes you who you are. But, never become so preoccupied with it that
you forget where you're going." Tiffany has lived true to that mantra. In recognition of
her dedicated hard work and unprecedented achievement, we present to you:
Dr. Tiffany K. Roberts-Wilson


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August 1 ,2010

More Essential Supplies

Past experiences, both our own and the
experiences of others, can teach us a lot.
Disasters from past hurricanes in The Ba-
hamas and in the States have left us with
an idea of how devastating a storm can be
and how vulnerable we are. Some of this
can be avoided with better planning. We
cannot rely on government agencies to take
care of us, but we must be responsible for
ourselves as much as possible.
In the event of a major storm, we need
to make as many preparations as we can to
help us get through such a disaster. Here
are more tips.

Plan Ahead
Keep your car and boat gas tanks full.
For boaters have a supply of 50/1 oil.
Plan where you will keep your car dur-
ing a storm. It needs to be high to keep
it from being flooded. But it also needs to
be where you can access it after the storm
is past.
Persons with a chain saw should ensure
that the saw is operational and that a gallon
of fuel is on hand.
If you have a stand-by generator, check
to see that it is operational and that you
have a supply of fuel.
Make arrangements for taking down any
antennas on your roof.
Find out where the hurricane shelters
are in your community.
See that your LP tank is filled if you use
gas appliances.

Do not forget
* First aid kit
* Medicines, prescription and other medi-
cines such as aspirin
* Baby disposable diapers and handy wipes
* Baby food, formula, medicines and other
necessary supplies
* Sanitary supplies

Protect Your Pets
If you have pets, remember you have a
responsibility to care for them properly.
Plan for a safe place for pets to stay during
a storm. They should not be left outdoors.
Never leave your animals behind to fend
for themselves.
Never tie animals up or leave them con-
fined in any way, as they will be trapped
and unable to flee rising flood waters.
Know your destination ahead of time.
Shelters refuse animals so if you plan to go
to a shelter, make plans of what to do with
your dog, cat, bird or other animals.
Many small animals feel secure in car-
riers. Get them used to being in the car-
rier at night or other times so they will be
happy in it. Keep larger dogs leashed as
they can become frighted with the strange
sounds and unfamiliar surroundings dur-
ing a storm. Provide water and food along
with your animal's favorite toy or blanket,
a towel, and keep on hand enough food for
at least a week. Get supplies such as cat
litter, trash bags, etc. that will be needed.
Put secure, legible identification tags on them.
Watch for other animals in need, in-
cluding strays and animals left behind by
neighbors. If you see an animal in distress
and are unable to help, note the animal's
condition and location and call authorities
or someone from a humane society for help
as soon as possible.

Older Adults
Senior citizens are especially suscepti-
ble to the effects of severe weather. Those
who live alone or are without the support
of family or friends must take special pre-
cautions in the event of an emergency.
People who are frail or disabled may need
special assistance from family members,
friends or social service agencies. Older
adults who are also care givers may require
outside assistance.
If the elderly requires any medical
equipment, arrangements should be made
well before a storm for emergency service.

Water Supply

Is Critical
Have bottled water and extra water in
clean containers enough for one week, al-
lowing one gallon of water per person per
day. If you use a bath tub or other container
for water, clean thoroughly and rinse with
bleach. Caulk the drain of a tub so that it
will not leak. This water can be used for a
variety of uses including flushing the toilet.
Large new garbage cans can line contain-
ers, then be filled with water.

The Batelco tower in Cherokee crashed during Hurricane Jeanne leaving only twisted
metal. Thankfully, thejunly in the house was not injured.

Although we can do nothing to affect a hurricane's path or intensity,
we can all prepare. We stress with our readers that you use this section
of the paper to be your guide to prepare in case we have a hit this year.
Preparation needs to begin well ahead of any storm being predicted
to affect Abaco.



Related Tips

Should a hurricane strike, with full coopera-
tion from the public, BEC is confident of its
ability to restore services promptly.
Below are tips that should be taken seriously,
in the event of passage of a hurricane:
1. Remove television antenna with extreme care.
Strong winds may cause it to come into contact with
powerlines, and this can result in death or very serious
2: Disconnect all electrical equipment in your house with the exception
of a small lamp to alert you when the power is restored.
3. Beware of fallen wires, particularly if they
have fallen in puddles of water. Stay away from
such puddles of water. Do not touch fallen or
over-hanging wires of any kind under any cir-
cumstances. This could result in serious injuries.
Report all downed lines.
4. Do not touch a tree or any object which is
in contact with power lines.

5. Please call the emergency telephone numbers
or the police emergency numbers immediately to report
a fire, sparking power lines or other life threatening situ-
ations. Also listen to one of your local radio statoins for
hurricane information.

6. Do not touch a downed power line. If you see one, L
please report it to the Bahamas Electricity Corporation's Emer-
gency Department, phone 367-2727.

7. If you need to dismantle a building that has an existing power sup-
ply, please contact BEC first to get power removed from it.

8. Do not attempt to cut trees which may have blown onto or near power
lines. Contact BEC to assist. Also, do not attempt to pick fruit from such trees,
especially when they are wet.

BEC Emergency numbers

* Under storm conditions BEC may
stand by on VHF radio Channel 16.
* Stay away from trees which are in
contact with power lines. Bring these
to our attention immediately.
* If you experience any unusual
electrical conditions during a storm
(unusually bright or dim lights, or
fluctuating power), turn off appliances
and electronic devices until normal
service is restored.
* Turn off your main switch if storm
conditions cause flooding inside your
house. Stay out of water which may
be in contact with electricity.
* During storm conditions BEC will
endeavour to maintain the electric-
ity supply for as long as possible.
However, our main consideration is
the protection of human life and the
preservation of our operating plant.

Rich's Boat

Abaco's Best Rental Fleet
At the Head of the Harbour
Rental Rates March, April, May
Daily 3-day Weekly
21'Boat $170 $475 $790
26' Boat $250 $650 $1200
Rental Rate June, July
Daily 3-day Weekly
21'Boat $170 $475 $790
26' Boat $250 $700 $1300
Fishing & Snorkeling Gear
Bait, Ice & Guides
Call 367-2742
P.O. BoxAB 20419, Marsh Harbour

The Abaconian Section B Page 19

Last Minute Tasks

Saving Your
Computer Files
If there is any chance that your computer
may be damaged during or after a hurri-
cane, now is the time to save critical files.
For saving e-mail messages and contacts
some programs provide the ability to trans-
port files for storage. Export files you want
to a thumb drive or portable storage drive.
If you use a financial program like Quick-
books, make backups of your data that you
can keep with you. You may want to keep
the installation disks and license codes with
you also. Make sure you put all disks and
drives in watertight plastic bins or bags.
Some people keep their files on a por-
table hard drive with a USB connector
that can be plugged into any computer.
Or a person could keep identical data on a
computer at work as well as one at home.
Thumb drives with USB connectors, also
called flash drives or smart drives, can be
purchased with several gigabytes of mem-
ory. These are an easy way for individuals
to backup files to be carried with them and
can be plugged into any newer computer.
It is better to plan now to save important
files than to try to deal with problems after
a storm.

Advanced Medical Clinic
P.O. BoxAB-20180, Marsh Harbour, Abaco

Last Minute
Everyone hopes that a hurricane will not
affect Abaco but in the case that one does
come close or even hits, we need to be pre-
pared and know what we should do during
the height of the storm, and afterwards.
This gives you some guidelines for last
minute preparations and during the storm.
Make the decision well ahead of time
as to where you plan to be during a storm.
If your house is on low land or you feel it is
not built securely, make plans to stay with
friends or family in a well built home or go
to a government shelter.
Put your car on high ground in a place
where you can get to it after the storm.
If you have elderly relatives, make
sure they are somewhere safe and that
someone is with them who can help them
during the storm and afterwards.
Pregnant women in the last month or
at high risk should check with their doctors
before the storm. Babies frequently arrive
when the barometric pressure is low.
Children need special reassurances. It
is good to talk with them about their fears
and answer their questions honestly. Give
lots of verbal reassurances.

Extended Care (After Hours)
Call 577-0113

For Appointments Call 367-0020

A General Practioner is on staff Monday through Saturday
Dr. George Charite Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday and Emergencies

Dr. N. Akazie Mon & Fri
Dr. Camille Farquharson Friday
Dr. Marcus Cooper
August 5, 2010
Dr. Gerrard Klassen General Surgeon
August 7, 2010
Dr. Keith Lewis- Chiropractor
August 10-14, 2010
Dr. Winston Campbell, Ears, Nose &
Throat Specialist, Sleep Apnea
August 12, 2010
Dr. Ronald Knowles Obstetrician /
August 14, 2010
Ms. Antoinette Lightbourne -
Ultrasound Technician
August 14, 2010
Dr. Edwin Demeritte, Neurologist/
Neurophysiologist (Adults & Children)
August 14, 2010
Dr. Duranda Ash Ophthamologist
August 21, 2010
Dr. Frumentus Leon Obstetrician I
August 21, 2010

Dr. Francis Biney Monday and Friday
Dr. Timothy Williams Every other Sat.
Dr. Elaine Lundy General Practioner
August 23, 2010
Dr. Michael Caplia Optometrist
August 24,2010
Dr. K.J.A. Rodgers Ophthamologist
Dr. Freeman Lockhart Orthopedic
August 27, 2010
Dr. Paul Hunt- Pediatrician,
Asthma andAllergy Testing
Ms. Sandra Watson Ultrasound
Technician, Echocardiogram
August28, 2010

Call for appointments
with these doctors
Dr. Nisha Armbrister Acupuncturist
Dr. Patrick Cargill Cardiologist
Dr. Rosetta Ingraham Dermatologist
Dr. Freeman Lockhart Orthopedic Surgeon
Dr. Augustine Ohueyi Internist/Dermatologist
Dr. Shamanique Bodie OB I Gynecologist

Prior to the storm, turn your refrig-
erator and freezer to their coldest settings.
Freeze water in plastic containers to help
keep your foods cold during any power
Gather clothing, bedding, toiletries,
and flashlights that you will need for the
duration of the storm. Have a battery-
operated radio with fresh batteries. If you
have a VHF radio, make sure it has its
own power supply independent of house-
hold electricity.
Decide which room your family will
go to, preferably an inside room with no
Prepare your tub for storing water.
Clean it, then wipe it around with a so-
lution of bleach and water, caulk or tape
the drain to make it watertight and fill it
with water. This water can be used only
for washing and cleaning. A bucketful will
flush the toilet.



During the Storm
Stay in a safe place for the duration of
the storm. Do not venture out until the
storm is subsiding. If the eye of the storm
passes over your area, the wind will lessen
and there will be a lull which can last sev-
eral minutes up to an hour. But then the
storm will hit again with full force from
the opposite direction. Leave your safe
place only if you have an emergency.
Keep listening to the radio to know
where the storm is traveling and what it is
like in your area. A VHF radio is excellent
to keep you in touch with your neighbors.



NOTICE is hereby given that all persons having any claim
or demand against the above Estate are required to send
the same duly certified in writing to the undersigned on or
before the 15th day of August, A.D., 2010 after which date
the Executrix of the Estate will proceed to distribute the
assets having regard only to those claims of which she
shall then have had notice.

AND TAKE NOTICE that all persons indebted to the Es-
tate are required to make full settlement on or before the
date hereinbefore mentioned.

L. C. HULL & CO.
Marsh Harbour, Abaco


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

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Page 20 Section B The Abaconian

Police Crime Report

Vagrancy (Suspicious Circumstances)
- A resident of New Providence was ar-
rested on July 15 at Coconut Tree Park
in Murphy Town. He was found with four
five-gallon drums of fuel. Police confis-
cated the fuel and his rental vehicle that
had clothing that is suspected was not his.
He was not able to explain why he was at
the park and denied knowledge of the fuel.
Disorderly Behavior A Dundas Town
resident called the police to assist with a

By Timothy Roberts
Superintendent of Police in Abaco, Noel
Curry, attended a month-long Advanced
Management Course at the International
Law En-
in Roswell,
New Mex-
ico, during
the month of
June, mark-
ing a coordi-
nated effort
Supt. Noel Curry between the
United States and Caribbean and Latin
American countries to unify efforts in
combat crime in the region.
The course, which was attended by rep-
resentatives of law enforcement agencies
from Surinam, Guyana, Belize and The
Bahamas, was sponsored by the U.S. State
Department and covered policing practices
among Caribbean nations with emphasis
on strengthening our bonds of communica-
tion and practices in order to better fight
crime in our collective communities.
Mr. Curry said they did a revision,
study and comparison of laws for each
country with a view to unifying efforts to
better fight crime. They covered human

disorderly woman causing a disturbance
about 3:45 in the morning. A Dundas
Town woman appeared to be drunk or on
drugs and was arrested for disorderly be-
havour and for her own welfare.
Stealing (Motor Vessel) A 53-foot
boat with three Yahama engines was stolen
from its slip in Treasure Cay during the
night of July 13. The owner notified the
police on Bimini with its location on land
as it was equipped with a tracking device

trafficking where it was noted that crimi-
nals are uniting their forces "so we need
to unite our forces to be a step ahead of
them," he said.
They identified "best practices" in lead-
ership with a view to leaders leading by ex-
ample, Supt. Curry said. The course cov-
ered physical fitness because "you must be
healthy and stress free in the business of
The course covered emergency manage-
ment in times of natural and manmade di-
sasters and also looked at terrorism with
an emphasis on biological weapons of mass
destruction so that they are better equipped
to identify and detect threats and improve
their approach to solving problems in times
of crisis.
Mr. Curry said it was a "beautiful
course which also gave me the opportunity
to visit neighboring cities as well as the lo-
cal sheriff and prison department." He said
it was a very valuable experience and that
he looks forward to future courses.
Mr. Curry added that the "accommoda-
tions and people were beautiful" and that
they were treated very well. He added that
they could not leave without at least one
visit to the Alien Museum that features the
"Alien" artifacts and information that Ro-
swell has become famous for.

giving its exact location. The boat was sub-
sequently set adrift and later recovered.
Stealing (Motor Vessel) A Treasure
Cay resident had his 11-foot inflatable din-
ghy stolen from its berth behind his condo.
The boat was recovered behind another
resident's house in Treasure Cay.
Dangerous Drugs Two Treasure Cay
residents were arrested on July 16 in mid-
afternoon when found in Murphy Town
with marijuana.
Attempted Burglary A villa at the
Treasure Cay Marina was broken into dur-
ing the day or evening of July 18. Noth-
ing appeared to have been taken. A vehicle
was identified as possibly involved.
Dangerous Drugs Two Murphy Town
men were arrested about 10:30 p.m. on
July 21 when found in a parked car with
a bag of marijuana. One was later charged
when a search of his house found more
drugs and goods suspected to be stolen.
Causing Harm A woman in the Mud
reported that her 15-year-old daughter was
beaten about her body causing plenty pain
while at her boyfriend's house about 9
p.m. July 24.

Assault with a Deadly Weapon While
at a night club near Treasure Cay, a Coo-
per's Town man got into an argument at 5
a.m. on July 25 and fled into bushes fear-
ing for his safety. He heard three gunshots
while fleeing. He later returned to his car
and found the rear window broken and a
bullet hole in the back of the car. A friend
from Grand Bahama was in the car at the
time and sped off for his safety. The friend
said the gun shots were aimed at the man
fleeing into the bushes.
Endangering Property by Fire Police
were called to Guana Cay in the afternoon
of July 26 to investigate reports of a man
setting fires to bushy areas on two prop-
erties. The man was found, arrested and
brought to Marsh Harbour.
Dangerous Drugs A Dundas Town
man was arrested about 6 p.m. on July 26
when found with almost half a pound of
House Breaking A Treasure Cay resi-
dent had his house broken into during the
day on July 26. Jewelry and a play station
game were taken.

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Effective July 1 st, 2010 The Bahamas Elec-
tricity Corporation (BEC) has introduced
new rates for all consumers in New Provi-
dence and the Family Islands. Billings for all
consumers during this transition period will
be carried out as follows:
N Bills for the service period May 16th to
June 15th with the billing date July 3rd
were mailed out on or around July 10th and
were due for payment on July 23rd at the
old rates,
N Bills for the service period June 15th to
June 30th were estimated with a billing
date of July 15th at the old rates.The bills
for this abbreviated period are due for pay-
ment on August 6th;
N The new rate comes into effect for the
service period commencing July 1st, 2010.
Meter readings for this service period will
take place at the end of July,and bills will
be sent out in mid-August. Payment for this
period will become due on September 6th,
Commercial accounts that were billed at the
end of June at the old rates will receive their
next bill at the end of July at the new rates;

The new rates as of July 1st, 2010
will be as follows:


0-200 units per month 10.95 per unit
201-800 units per month 11.95 cents per unit
Remaining units 14.95 cents per unit
Minimum monthly charge $5.00

All units per month 15.00 cents per unit
Minimum monthly charge $10.00


Demand charge per month
0-900,000 units per month
Remaining units per month
Minimum monthly charge

$11.36 per KVA
8.70 cents per unit
6.20 cents per unit

16.38 cents per unit
$20.00 connection fee
$10.00 per month Meter Rental

(variable per unit to
include total cost of fuel)

Special Reading, Check Reading, Fuse
Replacement $ 5.00
MeterTest -Minimum charge $10.00

Visit with intent to disconnect
Residential Consumer
Commercial Consumer
Reconnection Fee
Returned Cheque Fee


Should you have any inquiries
please call


Marsh Harbour


Supt. Curry Trains

in New Mexico


August 1 ,2010

August 1, 2010

The Abaconian Section B Page 21

Crawfish From Page 1

you must produce a business license, proof
of ownership and registration with the Port
Department, according to Mr. Saunders.
The com-
m e r c i a 1
license is
due to the
market pres-
sures now
coming to
bear on The
Jeremie Saunders f m
from Europe
and other global buyers who want to be
sure that the product they are buying is be-
ing caught legally, by licensed fisherman
that are using sustainable practices in the
local fisheries.
Mr. Saunders offered reminders of the
Fisheries and Marine Resources rules for
the upcoming season, which runs from Au-
gust 1st until March 31st.
Crawfish tails must not be undersized
and females carrying eggs cannot be
The crawfish are to be a minimum of

five and a half inches.
No use of noxious chemicals to aid in
the capture of crawfish.
With appropriate permits, persons are
allowed to use air compressors to aid in
the harvesting of fisheries resources in
waters between 30 and 60 feet in depth.
Fishing outside these depths puts excessive
pressure on the resources and can cause
the users of the apparatus to be exposed
to unsafe conditions that can have serious
negative health impacts over the short and
or long term.

Man-O-War From Page 6

he tries to pull off the canvas. The other
competitors waste no time. They slide out
so that the guy out on the end doesn't get
the canvas first. As they slide out, the pole
gets crowded and the guy on the end get
bumped off and falls into the water. As the
contestants fall into the water, they quickly
rush up the ladder and get in line to go out
onto the pole in hopes of successfully pull-
ing the canvas and being declared the win-
ner. Doug Albury, the king of this event,
has won many years. He had taken a few
year's sabbatical, but he entered this year
and won again.

The day's events are capped with the
awards ceremony back at the ballpark pri-
or to dusk. As the sun sets, a magnificent
fireworks display ends the evening. A fun
softball game was set for after the fire-
works display, but due to power outages
this was cancelled.

Festival From Page 2

waves. A few other boats with center con-
soles stayed close to the shoreline to sim-
ply spectate.
Awards Ceremony
By Canishka Alexander
The awards ceremony was held immedi-
ately after the power boat races concluded.
The results of the power boat races are
on page 2.

The Festival included a golf tourna-
ment. Steve Pedican, Chief Councillor for
North Abaco, announced that Grand Ba-
hama won the annual Bahamas Shoot-out
Golf Tournament. Individual trophies were
given to Richard Gibson Jr. for winning
low gross, and Rashad Louis was the over-
all winner in the net tournament.
Before the close of the awards ceremo-
ny, Mr. Thompson described his and the
other boaters' trip over from Grand Ba-
hama that day. They had battled against
five- to six-foot seas during their 70 mile
journey from Freeport to Abaco. The boat-
ers from Grand Cay experienced the same
In the meantime, there were dance com-
petitions among the young and old, and the
deejay challenged the audience with music

Houses and Land For Rent and For Sale

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Picture and 4 lines $25
Additional lines at $2 per line
Display classified $18 per column inch
We can take the photo within the Marsh Har-
bour area or use your photo.
Call 242-367-2677 Fax 242-3673677

Retail/Office space available for lease at Roy-
al Harbour Village. Spacious first floor unit
and charming second floor space. Available
now. Call 367-3262

Bahama Palm Shores, 2 1 bed/i bath fully
furnished, water included. Call 475-3034
Casurarina Pt, South Abaco. Tastefully fur-
nished 3 bed/2 bath house for rent, central air,
beach views, 15 min from Marsh Harbour.
$1500 per month. Ph. 367-2431
Central Pines Sub, charming and delightful.
3 bed/2 bath apartment w/ central A/C. Avail-
able semi-furished and/or fully furnished. Se-
rious enquirires only. Contact 242-376-8777 or
Hope Town Specialist. A collection of upscale
homes with pools, private docks, etc., ideal
for special occasions, reuinions, honeymoons.
Hope Town Hideaways 242-366-0224 or
hopetown. com
Marsh Harbour Sky Developers 2 bed/1 bath,
furnished, with A/C, washer and drier, water
included, $1100/mo. Call Mrs. Green at 367-

Marsh Harbour Gov sub apt, 2 bed/ 2 bath,
central A/C, newly renovated, fully furnished.
Serious inquiries call 9-5 367-2951 or 577-
5086 after 5 p.m.
Marsh Harbour 2 bed/i bath furnished, close
to town. $1000/mo. Call 367-3472
Marsh Harbour, Eastern Shores. Sea to sea,
3 bed/3 bath, central A/C, dock with boat lift.
All amenities for long/short term rental. Call
367-0124 or 475-1279
Marsh Harbour Spacious 2 bed/2 bath duplex
apt. in quiet neighbourhood. $1200 per month
+ utilities. Central A/C, washer, dryer, con-
tact Joy 365-8902/357-6553
Treasure Cay. Charming 2 bed/i bath beach
cottage for rent. Fully furnished. A/C, washer/
dryer. Reasonably priced. Call 365-4105

Yellowwood (1/2 mile past Winding Bay) 2
bed/i bath, fully furnished elevated cottage.
Finished being built in 2008. New appliances,
fully air conditioned, recessed ceiling speak-
ers, dimming lights throughout living room &
kitchen, $950/mo. Includes water. Available
now. neilhingle@gmail.com or call 359-6201
or 386-7495

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-
366-0224 or fax 242-366-0434. On the internet
at www.hopetown.com
Hope Town. Just South of Hope Town settle-
ment, 9826 sq ft. of property ideal as homesite.
Also suited for commercial/industrial devel-
opment. Priced well below appraised value.
Asking $78,500 net to owner. Adjacent prop-
erty may be available. Also available for rent.
Call 242-577-0333 or 561-745-0639
Little Abaco, 6.25 acres with 100 feet of wa-
terfront for $55,000. Call 366-0797 or 242-

aiipwrecK SuuuivisionI LOIS starting at
$65,000 and up 2 bed/ 1.5 bath for sale,
$325,000. Call 242-475-2479 or 242-365-5006

Carpet & Mattress Specials

New prices on Carpet & Accessories
20 oz. Commercial Carpet $11.50 sq. yd

Residential start at $15 sq. yd.
Carpet Seaming Tape $21 roll Padding $4.50 sq. yd.
Padding $4.50 sq. yd. Tack Strip $80 ds
Carpet Adhesive 4 gallons only $75

Mattresses Box Springs Frames

Ron-Paul Cabinets Plus Marsh Harbour
Call or visit our showroom Located opposite old Lowe's Pharmacy Ph: 367-0546

Wedding Announcement
Tiffany K. Roberts exchanged marriage
vows with Mr. Scott W Wilson in a private
ceremony at the Mirror Lake Country Club
in Villa Rica, GA on June 5th, 2010.
Tiffany is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Bert Roberts of Green Turtle Cay. She is a
Clinical Chemistry Fellow at Emory Univer-
sity Hospital; Atlanta, GA. Scott is formerly
of Minneapolis, MN and is the Informa-
tion Technology (IT) Manager at General
Wholesale Company;Atlanta, GA.
The couple met during Tiffany's gradu-
ate school education and has already
walked a long road strewn with struggles
and successes. Tiffany's parents, family,
and friends on Green Turtle Cay are proud
to announce their marriage with the faith
that they will walk the path of their tomor-
Mr. and Mrs. Scott Wilson rows side by side, hand in hand, and heart
to heart.

For the first time, we publicly present, Mr. and Mrs. Scott Wilson.


Shipwreck Subdivision, 3 bed/ 3 bath water-
front, comes with dock slip. Asking $675,000.
Call 242-475-2479 or 242-365-5006
Shipwreck Subdivision, 10 Lots for sale,
$65,000 each, will finance 50 per cent. Call
for details 242-475-2479 or 242-365-5006
Treasure Cay Pineapple Point Resort. Ex-
clusive Luxury Waterfront 2 & 3 bedroom
condos & 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath 2600 sq. ft.
townhouse all with deep water docks & garag-
es! Perfect location at the entrance to Treasure
Cay Marina. Prices starting in the low $500's
www.pineapplepointresort.com 242-458-3521
or 1800-545-0395 Come see us at the end of
Marina View Dr. Luxury Holiday Vacation
RENTALS also available!
Price Reduction WPB Condo Furnished
2 bed/ 1 bath. A/C, internet ready. Ideal for
students. Security on grounds. Bus stop at
entry. 15 min from PB Community College.
Short walk to major shopping & restaurants.
Call 242-365-4636 days, 242-365-4218 eve-
nings. Reduced from $75,000 to $65,000
WPB mobile home. 2 Bed/ 2 Bath, good
price, Palm Beach Colony Trailer Park, Very
close to airport. Call 367-2052 for more info.

Page 22 Section B The Abaconian

Junkanoo Summer Festival entertained

By Jennifer Hudson
June 25th was another exciting night at
Goombay Park for the second week of the
Junkanoo Summer Festival. While there are
usually not as many people on the second
night as on the opening night, there was still
a good crowd and they were obviously en-
joying the evening's entertainment.
As people began to gather, lively DJ
music filled the air and set the tone for a
night of fun. The early birds are mostly
visitors to our island who love all of the
fun activities specially provided for them
by the staff of the Abaco Tourist Office
who were out in full force to make sure
that everyone had a good time.
Ms. Shelley Austin, in her own inimi-
table style, kept things moving throughout
the night and made a special effort to make
visitors feel welcome. If they were a little
reluctant to join in, she had a knack for get-
ting them up and into the spirit of things.
Visitors enjoyed the Bahamian dance
and hoola hoop contests and especially
the limbo in which they were joined by a
couple of little local lads who had a distinct
advantage. Winners in all of the events
were happy to receive Ministry of Tourism
As "dark 30" arrived so did the lo-
cals and Goombay Park began to fill up
as T-Time and his Rake and Scrape Band
took to the stage. Their performance was

lively and enjoyable
but the scene stealer
was 7-year-old Dylan
Smith, grandson of
T-Time, Tyrone Wil-
liams. He was on stage
during their entire per-
formance playing his
own size appropriate
guitar with amazing
rhythm and gusto. He
had all the right moves
and had me mesmer-
ized with his antics.
Apparently, that was
only his second time
on stage, he had made
his debut the previous
night during the band's
performance at Snap-

The second Junkanoo Festival showed off two Abaco beauty
queens. On the left is Miss Teen North Abaco, Blair Johnson,
and on the right is Miss Teen Abaco, Deante Bain. Enjoying
the two queens is Colin Curry of the Spring City Rockers.

"People loved him and he stole the
show last night," said his proud grandfa-
ther." Dylan has shown interest and talent
since the age of four years and recently his
grandmother bought him a guitar and his
grandfather teaches him. From his perfor-
mance on stage at Goombay Park Dylan
appears to have a great career ahead of
Impact Band and singers Elon Moxey
and Gino D also thrilled the crowd with
their performances. The music was inter-

spersed with a rush-out by the popular
Spring City Rockers Junkanoo group and
a well received performance by Fire Danc-
er Luscious. After she had "strutted her
stuff" and performed her fire dance rou-
tine, Luscious coaxed three hesitant visit-
ing young men onto the stage to perform
with her. They had to throw all inhibitions
to the wind as they followed her instruc-
tions, and they were all very good sports.
If anyone back home sees a video of their
antics, they will have a good laugh.
There was plenty of good "down home"
cooking to be enjoyed along with "Gully

wash" coconut water and other liquid re-
freshment. Persons from the All Abaco
Handicrafts Association had local crafts on
sale and hair braiding was offered. As usu-
al at these events the Flashers' booth was
popular and flashing torches and wands
added sparkle to the evening. There were
even flashing teeth!
Two young beauty queens who will be
representing Abaco at the national pageant
in Nassau on August 21 made an appear-
ance during the evening. Miss Teen North-
ern Bahamas, Deante Bain from Dundas
Town, and Miss Teen Abaco, Blair John-
son from Green Turtle Cay, elegantly at-
tired with crowns and sashes, were poised
and confident while making a short address
on stage about their goals and aspirations.
They were excited on the occasion of their
first ever visit to the Junkanoo Summer

We regret we made two mistakes in the
July 15 Issue of The Abaconian.
The children shown with Eleanor and
Mike Jorgenson are the children of Rev.
and Mrs. Jean Seme Joseph, not the grand-
children of Eleanor's sister.
The two Abaco beauty queens are
Deante Bain and Blair Johnson.
We apologize for our errors.




Abaco A & D Trucking
Call us
or Adele
Phone 577-0184 577-0220
PO. BoxAB 20432, Marsh Harbour, Abaco

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


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

Big Cat Equipment
Rentals: 8 Backhoe Dump Trucks
D3, D5 & D8 Tractors Payloaders
* Land clearing
* Fill, rock, sand, soil
STrenching Foundations
Tel: 242-367-2655 Fax: 242-367-2464
Cell: 242-577-5322 242-359-6839

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

August 1 ,2010

The Abaconian Section B Page 23

The Bahamahost program was devel-
oped 32 years ago by the Ministry of Tour-
ism to train people who deal with visitors
to The Bahamas with information about the
country, develop good attitudes and make
them proud to be Bahamians. It has been
very successful and almost 30,000 have
taken the course.
In the Family Islands the participants
attend nightly classes for two weeks and
learn about the history, geography, eco-

nomics culture and places of interest of
their homeland.
Recently Tourism has revamped the
course to emphasize customer service
more. The first time the new course will be
offered on Abaco will be on August 16-27
with classes in Marsh Harbour. The dead-
line for signing up for this is August 6.
Contact the Abaco Tourist Office at 367-
3067 if you are interested.

but found the water too rough.
Barefoot Man FromPage 4 In the afternoon, however, the breeze

This year, he said, though the crowd came as a welcome relief from the bright
was a good size it was not even a third of sun. The audience, which was primarily
the size of the number of people that usu- made up of visitors, danced, drank and
ally come out for a Barefoot Man perfor- bathed in the salt-water pool as they sang
mance. This was due to an expectation of and laughed along with Barefoot Man's fa-
bad weather. One group had tried to make mously funny lyrics.
it to Nippers by boat from Treasure Cay

Support the Cancer Society
Donate used items to be sold in their Thrift Shop Call 367-3744

Ocean Air
S6671 W Indiantown Rd, Suite 50-453
Jupiter, Florida 33458
Walk-in and special handling
Call 561-689-1010 nick@abacofreight.com
Nick Mazzeo, owner manager

Houses and Land For Rent and For Sale

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

Two Farm Labourers wanted. Mail resume to
P.O. Box AB-20462

Massage Therapist Lauren Wong. B&L Plaza
Suite #103. Call 242-367-3844 or 242-359-
For all your cleaning needs, K.P.M.S at 554-

Berber Carpet brand new 500 sq. ft. superior
quality with pad. Less than 1/2 priced at $650
multicolor beige/tan 458-3985


15' Nautica '01 w/'01 90HP Yamaha, VHF,
well maintained, full cover, survey available.
$10,000 Ph 242-577-0392
18'-40' Misc trailer priced from $1500. 21'
Answer Hull Project boat $1500. Trasnsom
and stringers recently done. Call 242-364-6208

18' Man-O-War Boat, new gelcoat, new rub
rail, almost new 85HP Yamaha engine. Every-
thing in excellent condition. $16,000 Call 365-

18.5' Albury Bros. Heavy duty Bimini top,
40 gal main gas tank, 30 gal forward tank, 115
HP mere w/ handle. 365-6205

19' Bayliner w/ cabin (toilet) 135HP Mercu-
ry, CD player, radio, depth finder, ladder, 6
seats, good condition. DUTY PAID $14,500.
Call Buddy Roberts 242-365-6152

20' Cape Horn, 1995 w/2003 Yamaha 200
salt water series. 380 hrs, just serviced, self
bailing, hydraulic steering, hull is foam filled.
Fresh top side and bottom paint. Boat in turn
key position and very dependable. Twin axle
trailer in good condition included. $9,000
OBO call Ritchie at 577-0474

23' Hurricane 1/ 150HP Optimax with only
350 hrs. Call 475-1035

24' Intrepid 1995 boat and Yamaha 225 HP,
Furuno Chart/Depth ICOM, VHF, AM/FM/
CD/IPOD, EPIRB, fresh salt water wash,
deck lights, 2 bilge pumps, 3 batteries, ground
tackle, cushions/stern bench and mooring
whips. DUTY PAID $17,500 OBO Contact
Tracy or Loretta at MH Boat Yard. 242-367-
5205 or 305-342-8885

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

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

31' Cat Limb w/ 8 cylinder Perkins diesel
engine. Cruises @ 15 kts. Use as a ferry or
fishing boat. If interested call Thomas at 365-

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 $47,500,00 US or BRO

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


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-

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-

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

01' Ford Explorer Sport Trac excellent con-
dition, fully equipped, sun roof, automatic,
88,000 miles, leather interior, new tires. Con-
tact Thomas 458-3985

Newly revised Bahamahost

program is being offered


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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

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

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

Beautiful beachfront home with 2
storeys, 2 bedrooms, 3 baths and a
private dock slip.
$549,000. Ref. AS11471

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


Bmker.Aoppoa r pp
Marsh Harbour
T: 242 357-6464
C: 242 5-77-0333
E: kaean@negdnso.rmm

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

Dreamy and colorful turn-key canal
front residence in Great Abaco Club.
4 bedrooms all with ensuite baths.
$920,000. Ref. AS11449

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

Spacious and luxuriously furnished 4
bedroom and 4 bath canalfront home
with pool and 42 ft. on the canal.
$1,199,000. Ref. AS10843

A quaint cottage with 150 ft. of p
tine beachfront. 2 bedrooms, 1 b
on 1.4 acres of elevated land.
$595,000. Ref. AS11

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Marjh HLrbour
T. 242 36 E-54 5
C: 242 5;7-B764

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

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
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34 acres inAbaco's idyllic fishing and
boating waters, this private island is
the perfect playground.
$7,000,000. Ref. AS11258

Enchanting 2 bedroom, 2 bath cot-
tage with 140 ft. of beach in Long
Bay near New Plymouth settlement.
$1,095,000. Ref. AS11322

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
REDOCED 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
NWV LUBBERS QUARTERS: Beachfront lot with 80ft. of beachfront, lush trop-
ical landscaping and private slip at community dock. $225,000. Ref. AS11475
DUNDAS TOWN: 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
IDCEliO4 WINDING BAY: 1.775 acres with 200 ft, of beachfront on one of
Abaco's most stunning beaches. Enjoy all the luxurious amenities of the Ritz-
Carlton managed Abaco Club. $2,500,000. Ref. AS10803
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

Lovely 2 storey cottage, located in
Abaco Ocean Club, just steps from
the beach with a private dock slip.
$325,000. Ref. AS11474

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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

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

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2 bedroom, 2 bath beachfront condo.
Open floor plans with all amenities
nearby including pool and golf.
$494,000. AS11363
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'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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pris- A unique parcel of land with dramatic A rare opportunity! 2 lots sold together
bath views comprising 17,000 sq. ft. near with private dockage inAbaco Ocean
the club house. Club. Total land is 28,317 sq. ft.
1353 $500,000. Ref. AS11263 $245,500. Ref. PS10664

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T: 242 3'57-5454
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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 75 ft. of waterfrontage.
$299,000. Ref. PS10618


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