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Govt. will provide economical house lots
Many areas of Abaco will see government subdivisions
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An overnight visit brought the Minis-
ter of Housing and National Insurance to
Abaco with four of his housing officers.
The Hon. Kenneth Russell made first
hand visits to government subdivisions
the length of Abaco.
The August 15 and 16 revealed that
government recognizes Abaco's need
for additional economical lots to assist
with its growing economy. The process
will begin soon on converting Crown
Land into building lots. Spring City is
expected to be the first to experience an
expansion with smaller economical lots
being made available.
Areas being studied for expansion in-
* Central Pines Estates Grand Cay
* Cooper's Town Sand Banks
* Crossing Rocks Spring City
* Green Turtle Cay Crown Haven
Green Turtle Cay has one or more
government-owned parcels being inves-
tigated as appropriate sites. Water deliv-
ery to any lots there would be dependent
on the often-mentioned public water sup-
ply being installed throughout the town.
Government has land close in the
Sand Banks area which may prove to be
suitable for economical house lots.
Firm prices have not been established
but are housing will be assisted in find-
Pleasesee Subdivision Page 5
Minister Visits Central Pines Estates
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Classes taught quality crafts and jewelry
Graduation From Page 1
preneurs who rely on arts, crafts and sou-
venir production as a primary source of
Since then, especially in the last couple
of years, intense training has taken place
on the Family Islands. As proudly stated
by Mrs. Donnalee Bowe, Manager of
Handicraft Development and Marketing,
"There are now 25 craft locations in The
Bahamas in every (inhabited) island." The
response to this training on Abaco has been
overwhelming as shown by the number of
people, mostly women who attended the
classes in several locations on the island.
The government's interest in bolster-
ing the production of craft and gift items
made in The Bahamas with Bahamian ma-
terial was evident by the large delegation
of officials who attended the ceremony.
The guest of honor, the Hon. Lawrence
S. Cartwright, Minister of Agriculture
and Marine Resources, visited Abaco spe-
cifically for the occasion as well as many
BAIC executives. The MP for South Aba-
co, Mr. Edison Key, Executive Chairman
of BAIC, also attended the event.
The ceremony was orchestrated by
Mr. Ejnar Cornish, who introduced the
speaker, Mr. Cephus Cooper, recently ap-
pointed Administrator for Central Abaco.
Mr. Cooper reminisced on the times of
his youth "when a coconut was opened to
drink the water, eat the meat and then dis-
carded and when silver top palm was used
as a tray to bake casava bread in the oven."
Previously an administrator on Andros, he
mentioned that his wife attended the straw
and coconut jewelry classes that were of-
fered there in the spring and was impressed
by the quality of the work that ensued. Ad-
dressing the graduates, he said, "I know
you will do well in this vibrant, growing
economy of Abaco."
Ms. Tiana Mora-Remis from Barbados,
Executive Director of Caribbean Export
Development Agency, stated, "The cre-
ativity of our people will be the strongest
weapon we will have against the ever
growing competition. I look forward to as-
sisting you when you are ready to go in
business." The Caribbean Export Devel-
opment Agency offers grants, training and
technical assistance and this year will man-
age the Caribbean Gift and Craft Show to
be held in Curacao on September 27 to 30.
Fourteen Caricom countries will be repre-
sented including The Bahamas.
Mr. Key reminded the audience that
BAIC was formed in 1981 to help com-
merce and industry in The Bahamas and
help Bahamians participate in the econom-
ic development of the country. "As a new
Chairman, after perusing the material re-
lating to BAIC, I think that consideration
Please see Graduation Page 26
N > "--T 'N1 The Hon. Larry Cartwright, third from left, visited Hope Town during his trip to Abaco
Mr. Edison Key, MPfor South Abaco and Chairman, BAIC, and his wife Kathy examine on August 23-24. He and his group enjoyed walking through town meeting new friends
the handcrafted items on display with the Hon. Larry Cartwright, Minister of Agriculture and renewing friendships with old friends. S/., 'i ,i here is Mr. Vernon Malone greeting
and Marine Resources, who was on Abaco for the graduation of 71 person who success- Mr. Cartwright. In the background is Mr. Cephas Cooper, Admnistrator for Central
fully completed classes in straw work, coconut craft and jewelry. Abaco, and on the right is Mr. Edison Key.
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Page 4 A The Abaconian
BAIC needs to return to its mandate
Bahamas Information Services
The Bahamas Agricultural and Indus-
trial Corporation (BAIC) should return to
its mandate as the main vehicle for con-
sidering and approving small and large-
scale development projects, according to
BAIC chairman, Mr. Edison Key. "Doing
this would eliminate unnecessary red tape
and thus speed up the application process,
thereby generating an immediate cash flow
of both local and foreign capital while at
the same time aid in the creation of much
needed jobs," said Mr. Key, MP for South
With renewed focus, said Mr. Key,
BAIC can achieve its original objectives
which are to assist in the creation and
development of commerce and industry
within The Bahamas, as well as expand
and create opportunities for Bahamians to
participate in the economic development of
He said BAIC can achieve these objec-
tives with the help of persons who could
provide technical assistance and on-the-job
training as well as acting as joint venture
partners in many fields of endeavour.
Mr. Key has several recommendations
that can have positive and long-term ef-
fects for the systematic and sustained de-
velopment of the country's agricultural
and industrial sectors. BAIC could suc-
cessfully carry out its mandate in a number
Land could be made available for
farming and light industry by either selling
or leasing land to individuals and/or com-
panies with an interest in venturing into
business with a stipulated time frame for
and its re-
lated cost is
a major con-
cern and the
Edison Key ways to re-
duce its de-
pendency on imported energy. This could
be done by encouraging homeowners to
install solar systems as an alternate source
of energy, which would have the effect of
reducing electricity consumption to each
home by between 10 and 15 per cent.
Mr. Key said that whenever possible,
plans for new/commercial construction
should include the construction of rainwa-
ter holding tanks. This would drastically
reduce the dependence on the city water
supply and minimize the cost of water to
Mr. Key said that maximising the
cost effective labour force is equally as
important to BAIC as is energy. BAIC, in
conjunction with the Department of Immi-
gration, should be approved to authorise
labour applications for agricultural and
light industry purposes where applicable,"
Mr. Key said that establishing fac-
tories and processing plants in the major
Family Islands should be an attainable
goal for BAIC. Locally grown crops can
be graded and packed fresh for the local
market initially, with major emphasis on
Mr. Key said experienced local and
foreign investors should be invited to par-
ticipate in these ventures, which could
expand the country's agricultural base in
food production and develop much needed
training for young people.
He noted that the islands of Abaco,
Andros and Grand Bahama have thousands
of acres of mature pine that can be con-
verted into pressed wood, plywood, clap
board and frame wood. Portable sawmill
machinery could be utilised to facilitate the
industry. "Harvesting of the mature pine
will prove beneficial to the forest as it will
allow the young trees to grow more rap-
idly. Not only this, but this industry could
create much more employment and assist
in stemming the outflow of hard curren-
cy," he said.
The BAIC chairman said that by en-
couraging consumers to buy Bahamian
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September 1, 2007 The Abaconian
Minister announced plans for mini-hospital
Subdivision From Page 1
ing appropriate house plans, contractors
and commercial mortgage facilities. The
Ministry of Housing is currently inves-
tigating methods and materials to make
low cost housing truly affordable.
Work is underway now on phase two
of Central Pines Estates which has 82
lots of approximately 1/4 acre size, fol-
lowing the pattern of phase one. These
lots should be ready for sale in the fall
so owners can begin preparation for con-
struction. Water mains are in place with
only individual connections remaining to
be done. Electric poles and lines are ex-
pected to be installed soon.
When asked how many applications
were on hand for these lots, Mr. Rich-
ard Gibbs, Housing's Abaco Manager,
pointed to a six-inch stack of applications
and shook his head. It has not yet been
determined how priorities will be set for
these applicants. Not all applications are
for Central Pines Estates as some relate
to Sandy Point or other locations.
During Mr. Russell's visit to Abaco
he announced that the government plans
to move ahead with plans for a mine-
hospital. He stated, "If it was up to
the Free national Movement, the clinic
would have been finished by now be-
cause we had all the drawings and speci-
fications done before 2002. There is
supposed to be a mini-hospital here on
this site. There is also supposed to be
an administrative complex here on this
site. I do not have any direction yet as to
when they will be done but my ministry
is putting together a list of buildings that
NIB is dealing with. I believe that, once
that is presented to the government, the
Cabinet, probably in another two weeks
or so, would at that time get instructions
to move forward on this site to build
the mini-hospital and the administration
complex which are sorely need here in
The site for these buildings is on the
new port road between Forest Drive and
S.C. Bootle Highway.
Mr. Russell was accompanied by
Melvin Seymour, Permanent Secretary;
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Essentially, all 423 lots in Phase One
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Several lots remain with defects, such as
large depressions or major holes.
At present there are 88 completed
residences of which 43 are single resi-
dences, 35 duplexes, nine triplexes and
one quadriplexes. Fifty-nine homes are
under construction and an additional 22
foundations are in place.
Residents in Phase One have formed a
home-owners association and have plans
to convert a large interior wooded area
designated as a park into a real park. The
space is large enough to accommodate a
tennis court and a community pool.
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Change Ministries holds pre-school rally
By Mirella Santillo
Hundreds of children accompanied
by their parents and relatives showed up
at Change Ministries Church in Murphy
Town on August 18th to be treated to a day
of free food and entertainment. It ended
with the distribution of hundreds of school
bags complete with note books, pencils,
pens and geometry sets, compliments of
Change Ministries International.
Food tents were set up on the church
grounds decorated with bright colored bal-
loons. The start of the event was delayed be-
cause of the weather, but by late morning, as
soon as the rain sopped, lunch was offered to
everyone present until late into the afternoon.
Orchestrated by two disk jockeys, Mr.
George Cornish and Mr. Frankie Floridor, the
event unrolled into an afternoon of fun with
many games for children and adults. In one
of the games children and adults stood under
a water bucket in the water dunking stall and
one had to run out of the way to avoid be-
ing caught in the middle of a water balloons
The face pie-smashing was popular with
quite a few people and, as in all the local fairs,
there was an egg and spoon race and a hoopla
stand well frequented by many little children
hoping to win the toys of their choice.
While boys enjoyed the water fights, the
girls were lining up at the face painting table.
The entertainment ended with a treasure hunt
with all the kids rummaged through the gras
s still wet from the rain in search of a treasure
while others went for the candy give-away.
Finally it was time for the well awaited school
Although the give-away was aimed at
the less fortunate families in the commu-
nity, many people patronized the function
and approximately 200 children lined up in
front of the podium while heaps of school
bags were being distributed by Pastor Sam-
uel Cornish and his wife, Mrs. Carmen
Cornish. Pastor Cornish reminded the au-
dience that the event could not have taken
place without God's blessings and the help
of Change Ministries International. As the
children received their bags, they immedi-
ately tried them on, comparing them with
their friends' bags.
It was the third consecutive year that
Pastor Samuel Cornish organized that event
which turned out to be very successful; he
was pleased that the change of weather
made for a great crowd turn out.
Bobbing for apples was one of the games
that children enjoyed at Change Ministries
pre-school party on August 18. The church
gave out school supplies and book bags.
Local Government Election News
Election on Man-O-War
An election was held on Man-O-War
on August 2 to replace two members
from Man-O-War who were appointed
as only one
Roy Russell Three per-
nated for the election this year for two
positions. The two winners were Fred
ing and Roy
but this is
Fred Sweeting Mr. Sweet-
ing has served. They will be sworn in at
the next Council meeting.
By-Election called for
Sandy Point, Dundas
Town and Hope Town
By Mirella Santillo
Nominations to replace three members
of Dundas Town Town Committee and
one member of the Hope Town District
Council were taken to the Administrator's
Office in Marsh Harbour on August 28th.
Nomination to replace one member of
the Sandy Point Town Committee were
taken on the same date of August 28th to
the Administrator's office in Sandy Point.
Persons wishing to nominate must be
registered in the town they want to repre-
sent. Each candidate had to be nominated
by five voters registered in that town. The
nominating form had to be taken to the
administrator's office in that district by
the candidate. If the candidate wanted to
send it with someone else, the candidate's
name had to be notarized. A $50 deposit
must accompany the nomination form.
This is refunded if the candidate receives
one-sixth or more of the votes cast.
If more than the required number of
persons nominate, an election will be
held on September 19th. 2007.
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September 1, 2007 The Abaconian Page 7 A
Television show stars vacation on Abaco
By Michelle Mikula
Abaco Tourist Office
The Roloffs, an extraordinary family
from Helvetia, Oregon, and cast of the re-
ality hit television show Little People, Big
World spent their summer vacation explor-
ing and enjoying Abaco and its surround-
Households were introduced to the fam-
ily back in March of 2006 when Discovery
Communications aired the first episode of
Little People, Big World on its network
channel TLC. The show chronicles the
successes and challenges of the Roloff fam-
ily, who are little and average sized people
living in the big world. This intimate look
into their lives has fascinated viewers from
around the world and has generated solid
ratings for the network.
When the show's three million viewers
tune in for the new season premiering this
fall, they will travel with the Roloffs as
they leave their 34-acre farm for tranquil-
ity on Abaco. The location for the family's
summer vacation was discovered when the
show's executive producer, Paul Barrosse,
visited Abaco for the first time in April of
2007 with his family. He family enjoyed
it so much that after seeing the extreme
beauty of the destination, the large bodies
of shallow waters, the closeness of the cays
to each other and their variety of character,
he knew this would be the ideal place for
the Roloffs to spend their vacation.
The family enjoyed a full week on Aba-
co while the show's crew filmed their ev-
ery move. Amy Roloff, mother and wife
from the show, stated that she was quite
impressed by the friendliness of the people
and the combination of activities they did
far as boating, sailing, beaching and island
hopping. Highlights of the trip were a trea-
sure hunt, the catch of a 450-pound marlin,
a mother and daughter spa treatment, hair
braiding, a soccer game with local kids in
Hope Town and sailing to remote cays on
their catamaran. Mrs. Roloff said that the
family enjoyed themselves so much that
she thinks her oldest son, Jeremy, is plan-
ning to move here when he's through with
Kendy Anderson of the Abaco Tour-
ist Office, foresees great returns from the
Ministry's investment in the show. She
states that when we think of the millions
of people who will watch the show and be
wowed by Abaco's beauty and diversity, it
will not only speak volumes for this desti-
nation, but it would also be a great promo-
tion for The Bahamas.
Producers of the show are expecting
to increase the number of episodes from
two to four due to the wonderful experi-
ences they captured on film. The show is
expected to be broadcast in November or
December of this year.
Ministry of Tourism staff welcomed the Roloff Fainl) cast of TLC hit show Little People,
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The Editor Says
- past, present and future
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Abaco's entry into the modern Twenti-
eth Century took place during a six or sev-
en year period beginning in the mid 1950s.
Prior to this period, the Abaco Lumber
Company provided jobs as it milled lumber
and moved its mill and employees to vari-
ous Abaco sites. It left Abaco in 1943 and
moved to Grand Bahama. The workers fol-
lowed the mill from site-to-site with many
finally moving to Grand Bahama.
J.B. Crockett came to Marsh Harbour
in the early 1950s and began his farming
operation. He used a portion of the rail-
road right-of-way which originally extend-
ed from Wilson City to near our present
Marsh Harbour airport. He branched off
this to access his farm land which provided
work on a seasonal basis only. He extend-
ed a crude road to Big Mangrove giving
Cherokee residents limited access to Marsh
A shipyard was another of his contribu-
tions to Marsh Harbour's growth which
operated on a limited basis into the 1970s.
It was located on the shore of the present
Royal Harbour subdivision.
The Crocketts were the first residents on
the Pelican Shores side of Marsh Harbour.
This is the land subsequently owned by
W.T. Pascoe and now under consideration
for a 30-unit condominium/hotel project.
The story is told of Mrs. Crockett sitting
on her patio with a telescope, watching the
shipyard across the harbour to make sure
everyone was working.
S and M Farms, owned by Mr. Scott
and Mr. Mattson, acquired the Crockett
farm in 1958. They initiated our Haitian
population by bringing in 1000 Haitian
Limited tourism began in 1954 with the
opening of the New Plymouth Inn by Colin
Rees, followed very quickly by the New
Hope Lodge in Hope Town. Additional fa-
cilities followed with the Yachtel in Guana
Cay which morphed into the Guana Beach
Resort, which burned down after Hurricane
Floyd. All three of these original hotels or
resorts are now closed.
Treasure Cay began in 1959 when Capt.
Leonard Thompson was given a lease on
the property. This same year Brigadier
Robbins' residence was converted into the
Hope Town Harbour Lodge. The Great
Abaco Hotel opened in 1960. The origi-
nal hotel burned and the site now hosts the
Abaco Beach Resort and Marina.
Government recognized the transfor-
mation that Abaco was going through and
added infrastructure. The initial tourism
growth, minuscule by today's numbers,
was supported by the Marsh Harbour
airport which first saw aircraft traffic in
1958, followed by the 2800-foot Treasure
Cay airport in 1959.
Albury's Ferry started service in 1959,
lessening the isolation of Hope Town and
Man-O-War Cay residents.
Telegraph was the main communication
link until 1948 when Hope Town received
voice service. Marsh Harbour had to wait
until 1958 for voice communications.
It is difficult to give any one of these to-
tal credit for our present economic status.
However, the arrival of the Owens Illinois
pulpwood operation at Snake Cay in 1959
created a huge surge in economic growth
mainly through employment even though
many of the employees were brought from
Grand Bahama. Ironically, many of these
people were Abaco families returning to
their native homesteads.
The company created several commu-
nities for their workers including Spring
City which remains today. Campbell Town
and Lake City no longer exist. Steady pay
checks were again the normal since the de-
parture of the sawmill 16 years earlier.
The Snake Cay pulpwood operation
brought two significant contributions to
Abaco's economy and growth. First was
the weekly payroll of 500 employees and
second, its extensive road network which
opened the island. Marsh Harbour is al-
leged to have had ten cars in 1959 but this
quickly swelled into hundreds. Marsh Har-
bour began to blossom as petty shops ex-
panded to accommodate people with steady
The pulpwood operation moved to An-
dros in 1966 but the company built a sugar
mill to utilize their Abaco improvements.
Abaco was dealt an economic blow in 1970
when the sugar mill closed and its resident
employees scrambled to find other work.
For example, Cherokee fishermen had
sold their fishing smacks and had accepted
steady jobs at the sugar mill.
During the early 1970s the second home
market and its associated rentals expand-
Pelican Shores project
To the Editor:
I write to express my strong opposition
to the proposed 30-unit condominium hotel
project slated for Pelican Shores, Marsh
Harbour, Abaco. This project is too dense
in nature to fit into the predominately resi-
dential area of Pelican Shores, and in my
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ed, creating many small business oppor-
tunities. Our growth has been steady ever
More recently the Abaco Club at Wind-
ing Bay and the Baker's Bay projects have
kicked our growth into high gear. It is a
6:30 a.m. eye-opener to see three ferries
take workmen to Guana Cay with some of
the men having left Sandy Point on a bus
at 5:30 a.m. A good paycheck offsets the
long commute. Other ferries are crowded
with workmen headed to Hope Town and
A measure of the Abaco economy can
be seen in the new Central Pines Subdi-
vision in Dundas Town where a count of
completed buildings gives 43 single fam-
ily homes, 35 duplexes, nine triplexes and
one quadriplex. Twenty-six more buildings
are under construction and an additional 22
foundations are in place. All these are fine
Government has again recognized the
need to provide expanded support for our
growth. The Marsh Harbour airport ex-
pansion is underway. BEC is exploring
suitable sites for an enlarged power plant.
The vocational institute, BTVI, has begun
classes and is planning on building a per-
manent structure to house its facilities.
The Minister of Housing was on Abaco
two weeks ago reviewing various subdivi-
sion sites which are slated to be opened.
Lots are expected to be offered in a variety
of sizes to accommodate different budgets.
This is another good sign as Abaco's ex-
pansion is creating a shortage of residential
lots in the low and middle cost range. [With
Abaco's present economy, we are not sure
of the definition of a low or a middle cost
Two additional large developments
in South Abaco may be close to reality
- Schooner Bay between Bahama Palm
Shores and Crossing Rocks, and Rocky
Point on Sandy Point's southwest coast.
Schooner Bay has a published web site
by Lindroth Development Company, but
there have been no public statements that
we are aware of. An artist's rendition from
the web site appears on page one of the
second section of this paper.
The Rocky Point developers made a
public presentation in Sandy Point this past
spring. Their web site had details but the
site has subsequently been removed. Other
view, will severely impact the quiet and se-
rene quality of life in our neighbourhood.
Some may argue that there are a few
commercial developments already in place
on Pelican Shores. In this respect, I would
comment that we should not let hasty deci-
sions of the past set precedent and thereby
shape future policy. We must now in this
country of ours have the tenacity and will
of spirit to make sensible decisions with a
longer term vision in mind.
I would like to commend the DPM, Mr.
Brent Symonette; the Minister of Agricul-
ture, Mr. Larry Cartwright; Mr. Edison
Key, M.P. and BAIC Chairman, along
with other government officials who made
us aware of this project at a recent meeting
in Marsh Harbour. Having spoken to the
vast majority of the homeowners on Peli-
can Shores, I can safely advise that we are
adamantly against the project in its present
Mindful of the fact that the success of
Abaco has been much a result of the coop-
erative and friendly relationship we have
with our foreign neighbours and inves-
tors, too many developments and too many
large projects will destroy the way of life
most investors have come to Abaco for in
names which surface repetitiously as pend-
ing developments but which cannot be
verified are Hole-in-the-Wall, Angel Fish
Point and Snake Cay.
Increased demands on utilities, roads,
and other facilities can be met with capi-
tal outlays or plain old purchasing power.
However, the need for employees will be
severe and hard to satisfy within Abaco's
Where are the new employees to come
from and where will they live? How many
more cars can the Marsh Harbour roads
accommodate? Where will they park while
shopping? Aside from the developers en-
suring that their project is viable, who is
looking at the bigger picture?
The need for a stable work force is one
of many reasons for the recent immigration
initiative to resolve the backlog of citizen-
ship applications. When Owens Illinois
came in 1959, it brought 500 employees
and their dependents. The company pro-
vided employee housing and brought
Abaco's first supermarket. The days of a
company town with subsidized housing are
behind us. Employers now rely on finding
workers from within the local community
or enticing people to move here from other
islands. In general terms, Abaco has 100
per cent employment with all able bodied
persons who want a job being employed.
The apparent growth will very likely
require an influx of foreign help, foreign
to Abaco whether Bahamian or expatriate.
Remember that Abaco is not the only is-
land in The Bahamas experiencing potential
growth. Large projects on Grand Bahama,
Exuma, Eleuthera, Bimini and Inagua will
all be looking for Bahamian employees and
there will simply not be enough with the
The phenomenal growth of Abaco is
providing our people with good incomes as
new projects vie with existing businesses
for employees. However, as the demands
of our economic growth outpace the popu-
lation, consideration must be given to so-
lutions. Long range planning must be on-
going for labour as well as for the many
other issues cropping up as a result of rapid
growth. Possible solutions need to be con-
sidered before a crisis causes us to make
hasty decisions that will be detrimental in
the long run.
the first place. The words, "laid back,"
"peaceful," "tranquil," come to mind.
It is my hope that government will lis-
ten to the people of the Pelican Shores area
and reject this project without delay.
Dear Mr. Editor,
We would like to respond to the letter
that was written in your last paper concern-
ing the 25 percent failure rate at the Man-
O-War All Age School.
There were 22 students in our school,
and this being the case, the three that were
retained don't make it a 25 percent fail-
ure rate. Of the three, one chose to attend
summer school, and because of this has
been promoted to the next grade. The par-
ents and students were consulted early in
the year about their concern for their lack
of progress and were encouraged to work
along with the teachers since there was still
lots of time to ensure their advancement to
Please see Letters Page 25
ettefse to tthe ditto
September 1, 2007 The Abaconian Page 9 A
VieWpoint... Proposed legislation
will affect delinquent fathers
By Julian Lockhart
Minister of State for Finance, the Hon.
Zhivargo Laing, is trying to pass a new
law that could change the face of the Ba-
hamian family and home. Min. Laing is
proposing a law where Bahamian men
who owe more than $500 in child support
or divorce settlement payments will be
denied a passport or travel documents. If
it is passed, it will lead to a lot of contro-
versy, but it will also cause a lot of men
to have to live up to their responsibilities.
I can hear all the gasps for air as men
throughout Abaco read that line and see
their chances for travel stopped or seri-
ously hindered if they do not live up to
Single parent homes are the norm in
The Bahamas as they make up 60 percent
of the living arrangements in the country.
Despite some of these being because of
divorce, the majority are because of fa-
I will allow that some of the single-par-
ent homes in The Bahamas are made up
of a father and no mother. But that num-
ber is minuscule compared to that of the
mother with no father, or grandmother
and no mother or father around. There
are thousands of single mothers who fight
every day to put food on the table for
their children, clothe them and try to cre-
ate some semblance of a balanced life for
their children. All the while the fathers of
these children are not giving a penny to
the cause and are instead out conceiving
more children with other women, ones
they won't take care of either.
I still can't understand why a woman
who knows the guy has numerous children
with other women and doesn't take care
of those children, will still get pregnant
and have a child with this man. Or con-
tinues to have children with the same man
despite his not taking care of the children
they already have together. This will con-
tinue to baffle me. I know it takes two to
conceive a child, but women can control
if they get pregnant by either taking birth
control pills themselves or making the guy
use a condom.
I am a product of a single-parent home
and fortunately my mom was in a position
herself to give her three children a middle
class lifestyle. However, she wouldn't
have had to work as hard and long if the
fathers of her children had stepped for-
ward and taken care of their responsibili-
However, this is not a situation most
single mothers find themselves in as they
struggle from day one. A lot of it is not al-
ways financial, but also the time and care
that the fathers put into their children with
their presence alone.
This law will help two fold.
If this law is passed, there will be a lot
of men in The Bahamas who will think
twice about getting a girl pregnant or hav-
ing unprotected sex, putting themselves in
a position where a girl will get pregnant.
This will lead to a decrease in the long run
of overcrowding in public schools, crime
and poverty throughout The Bahamas.
Also the children who are already the
product of this epidemic that is spreading
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Yes, there are times where women trap
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News of the Cays
Great Guana Cay
By Anyes Adams
In June Oliver Luker and Anyes Adams
organized a two day a week "coastal aware-
ness program" for two weeks, allowing kids
to discover the ocean beach. They looked
at turtle tracks on the beach, observed and
played in the tide pools, got rained on dur-
ing beach walks, went snorkeling to the
reef off Nipper's and Orchid Bay. Mostly
it gave children a chance to get out on the
North beach and for teenagers, a chance to
snorkel with a buddy on the reef.
Baker's Bay continues its
Baker's Bay Golf and Ocean Club is
continuing its environmental stewardship
through an environmental management
plan which includes adherence to the Baha-
mas Environmental Science and Technol-
ogy Commission rules.
Despite negative criticisms, Baker's
Bay developers have been following strin-
gent environmental guidelines and in some
cases exceeding what is required of the
project. The development's best practices
include replanting native trees and flora in
its landscape, salvaging plants, cleaning up
beaches and ensuring habitat growth.
Dr. Livingston Marshall, Senior Vice
President of Environment and Community
Affairs, said his environmental team con-
tinually provides guidance to construction
managers, contractors and developers on
requirements for the Environment Impact
Assessment. "We have also completed an
environmental management plan that is an
ongoing, living and dynamic document
which means that we will update that, add
to it and modify it as necessary depending
course will be more environmentally safe
than most on other tourism properties. Dr.
Marshall said compared to Baker's Bay
golf course, more harmful pesticides and
fertilizers can be found on some Bahamian
farms. He explained the developers plan to
maintain the golf course.
"If you look throughout The Bahamas,
you would find that there are a number of
golf courses that are built on islands, of
course, and a few cays and in most cas-
es these golf courses have co-existed for
Please see Cays Page 11
In July Anyes Adams with Ines Lesserteur organized an Art Under the Fig Tree workshop.
They had good participation with up to 15 visiting and local kids. They painted and drew
on coconuts, rocks and shells. The program was free to the children who ranged in age
from four to 12, and the supplies were sponsored by a grant from Susan Morris to the
Abaco Art Guild. Susan is a long time homeowner on Cane's Cay, a cay between Guana
and Scotland Cay. The art class was followed by swimming and jumping from the docks
in the harbour, which was all part of the fun. Photo courtesy of Anyes Adams
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and how to put in play
and in practice the En-
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front golf course has
been questioned by
concerned with the po-
tential effects its fertil-
izers can have on coral
reefs. However, as
Baker's Bay's project
plans show, this golf
The son and granddaughters of Vincent Vittoria, who custom
built the table around the fig tree on Guana Cay where the
class took place, were enthusiastic participants of the class
and got to paint a new coat on the carved dolphin and pine-
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years along with natural reef systems. Our
approach is that we would use very little
or no fertilizers to begin with on our golf
course. So basically what we're saying is
that if we don't put it in, it's not going to
be there to run out. Secondly, we are going
to be using a particular type of golf course
grass that requires very little fertilizer and
also a type of grass that's resistant to pest
and insects, also it's tolerable to salt wa-
ter," said Dr. Marshall.
A flushing channel has been dredged
for Baker's Bay marina. After consultation
with the Bahamas Environmental Scientific
and Technology Commission, Baker's Bay
developers complied with the terms out-
lined for the construction of its marina.
"Baker's Bay marina is designed to have
a flushing channel. This came about after
interaction with the BEST commission.
They stipulated that we flush 90 percent of
the contents of the marina over a 24-hour
period. So they asked us to consider the
options to facilitate this flushing channel.
We will be able to exceed that by flushing
up to 96 percent of the marina's content
over this 24-hour period which will exceed
the standards set by the BEST commis-
sion," said Dr. Marshall.
Currently Baker's Bay is undergoing
drilling for a reverse osmosis plant to be
completed soon. This will generate up to
a million gallons of water supply per day.
Further, a new service dock has been
erected. Once the project has been com-
pleted this dock will be open for use by
Guana Cay residents.
Work continues at Baker's Bay Golf and Ocean Club. The dredge can be seen in the bot-
tom of this photo with the black spoil pipe extending to shore. The dredge cuts the rock
and sucks up the ground-up rock, pumping it ashore. This will be used to fill low lying
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Central Abaco News
A new mural is underway
The Abaco Art Guild is working a new
mural project for Standard Hardware. It
will be a 16-panel mural (64 feet long)
along the side of the new building visible
to all driving on the main road. The com-
munity of local artists is working to make
this mural a reality.
Mr.Scott Weatherford at Standard
Hardware was pleased with the response
to the first mural and is providing all the
supplies. The new mural is the same is-
land scene style as the existing one. JoAnn
Bradley is the lead person coordinating
the project with the help of Anyes Adams,
Marlee Mason and Mirella Santillo.
Garbage pick up concerns
Central Pines' residents
By Mirella Santillo
A few residents of Central Pines Estate,
concerned about the recent erratic trash
pick up, voiced their concern when they
met on August 16th at Central Abaco Pri-
mary School for the monthly board meeting
held the third Thursday of each month.
The evening guest was Mr. Augustine
Williams, Chairman of the Dundas Town
Committee, who had been invited to dis-
cuss the new trash pick-up, which contract
he had signed with Mr. Trevor Mills.
Mrs. Bernadette Hall, Chairman of the
organization, followed the agenda which
encompassed topics important to the com-
munity such as crime prevention, beau-
tification, litter prevention, better com-
munication between residents and how to
develop a strong sense of community. But
trash pick-up was the main subject.
Mr. Williams, who had organized
the new trash pick-up contract with Mr.
Trevor Mills, was asked to explain what
was happening. He said that since Central
Pines Estate was part of Dundas Town,
the pick-up should be done by the same
person throughout the whole community.
Some residents argued that until now Dun-
das Town had not been concerned about
Central Pines. Why start now, especially
with such an inadequate performance? The
residents had previously used the services
of Mr. Paul Mills, who had supplied them
with a dumpster that was emptied twice a
A resident expressed his concern about
putting trash in front of his house in re-
ceptacles which, if not emptied in a timely
manner, was bound to bring rodents and
vectors and invite the dogs to upset the
bins, spreading litter around. The contract
started at the beginning of August, but, ac-
cording to the residents present, there was
not a respected schedule as yet. Some trash
had been picked up, but haphazardly and
not throughout the whole community.
Ms. Cleopatra Burrows expressed her
concern about taking her trash to the dump
by herself, mentioning that it was unhealthy
and unsafe; she was nearly attacked on one
occasion. She added that on one of her vis-
its to the dump, she saw a group of young
children rummaging through the heaps of
trash. She thought it was a way to pick up
diseases, then spreading them among other
The residents were also upset that Mr.
Trevor Mills had not attended the meeting
to explain his plans. Mr. Williams prom-
ised to contact him to report the concerns
of the Central Pines Estate's residents.
Mrs. Hall resumed the meeting by tell-
ing people that trash and litter control were
part of the beautification project. People
were reminded to bag their trash and not
carry it in uncovered trucks to the dump.
The problem of stray animals was dis-
cussed. She said that the Abaco Humane
Society would spay and neuter dogs and
cats for a fee of $25 and a donation in the
Crime is under control so far, she said,
but a lack of maintenance and order invites
criminals. She urged them to watch out
for other residents, develop a community
atmosphere where people care for each
other and keep their surroundings clean
and pristine, even if it means picking up
litter yourself and enforcing the rules and
The goal of the Central Pines Estate
Association is to eventually build a play-
ground, a pool and community center with
a library. The board members are hoping
that all the residents will soon join the as-
sociation and work together in reaching
these goals. In the meantime Mrs. Leazona
Richard, secretary, asked for the financial
participation of the Dundas Town Council
for the construction of the playground by
donating $3500. She reminded Mr. Wil-
liams that Marsh Harbour and Spring City
had each received such amount from the
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Central Abaco District budget. She insisted
that a written official request will be forth-
The meeting ended with refreshments.
New or Expanded Businesses
New Conch Stand in Town
By Mirella Santillo
A new conch stand, Salad Galaur, owned
by Mr. Theophilus and Mrs. Tamra Rolle,
opened on the vacant lot located south of
Abaco Shopping Centre.
The thatch roof shack's walls have at-
tractive, eyes catching paintings of fish,
turtle and sea creatures and a crowd was
lining up for conch salad.
Salad Galaur will be opened every Fri-
day and Saturday from 12 noon to dark,
said Mr. Rolle.
M & K Variety Store
By Samantha V. Evans
This store, owned and operated by Flor-
ence Stuart, opened on 5 July and spe-
cializes in grocery items, miscellaneous
products, clothing, snacks, hair and beau-
ty supplies. The shop is are open from 8
a.m.-9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and
is located on the Main/Front Street in Mur-
phy Town. The phone number at the store
Keisha's Convenient Store
By Samantha V. Evans
This store is owned by Keisha Swain and
is located on Main/Front Street in Mur-
phy Town. It specializes in grocery items,
beauty and hair supplies, assorted weaves
and braids, accessories, phone cards, five-
gallon water bottles and various snacks.
Later in the year she will also sell meat
products. Ms. Swain has been a business
woman for the past two years. The store is
open from 9 a.m.-10 p.m. The store clerk
is Mercile Greene. The phone contact is
By Samantha V. Ewws
Fine Linens is owned and operated by
Mrs. Agatha Simms who is a seamstress.
She specializes in weddings, choir attire,
uniforms and repairs. She also sews straw
work including bags and wallets. She has
a dry goods store that sells dry food items,
water, snacks, accessories for school,
stockings, children's clothing and selected
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adult items. Mrs. Simms has been a seam-
stress for many years before she opened
the store. She sells 20-pound gas cylinders,
phone cards, fabrics, and sewing supplies.
She sells a little of everything. Her hours
of operation are flexible as she also teaches
at one of the high schools. The phone num-
ber at the store is 367-4284.
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Abaco Business Outlook
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Eric Carey, Executive Director
Bahamas National Trust
Simmone Bowe, Director, Baker's Bay
Dionisio d'Aguilar, President
Nassau Chamber of Commerce
September 20, 2007 8:30 a.m.
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Sail Away raises funds for worthy causes
By Mirella Santillo
In spite of uncertain weather because of
Hurricane Dean racing through the Carib-
bean, the organizers of the fifth Baker's
Bay Sail Away decided to proceed with the
event. And what a great decision it was as
the day turned out to be a fantastic suc-
The sail away was originally set up five
years ago by Mr. William "Lill" Bill Al-
bury as a fund raising event to help wor-
thy causes in the community. This year the
proceeds were to be divided between Ev-
ery Child Counts and the Abaco Humane
In spite of a few laden clouds hanging
over Marsh Harbour, the weather turned
out to be absolutely perfect at the northern
tip of beautiful Baker's Bay beach where
the picnic was taking place. The organizers
reached the beach in late morning to set up
the bar and grill which was done with the
help of some of Baker's Bay Resort staff.
All the liquor and food ingredients for
the barbeque had been donated by spon-
sors and the savings were passed on to the
people. One could buy a juicy hamburger
with all the trimmings or hot dog inexpen-
sively and mixed drinks or beer were also
The Sail Away has been a popular event
in previous years and people came from all
over central Abaco, as far North as Green
Turtle Cay and as far South as Hope Town
to enjoy the function. As boats arrived,
long lines formed at the food and drink
Many people anticipate the Baker's Bay Sail Away the end of each summer. It is a fun day
for adults and children and is a chance to raise money for community projects. This year's
revenue was divided between Every Child Counts and the Abaco Humane Society.
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tents and by early afternoon, the beach
had become crowded with people enjoying
the sea and the refreshments. A DJ boat
blasted music and a ferry from Marsh Har-
bour showed up loaded with people who
did not want to get wet! After a long time
deliberating and finally changing into bath-
ing suits, they hit the water and remained
bathing in the perfectly warm and calm sea
til the ferry departed late afternoon.
While parents were partaking of re-
freshments and socializing, children were
meeting with their friends, swimming and
playing games along the beach. The more
audacious ones went riding the waves on
their surfboards on the ocean side. Accord-
ing to Miller Albury, Joshua Wong and
Luca Silvester, it was great fun to tumble
into the waves. The atmosphere was so
laid back and the surroundings so enjoy-
able that people had a hard time packing up
and leaving. It was nearly dusk when the
last boats left.
According to the organizers, the event
was a great success. They collected ap-
proximately $8,000 between the sale of
food, drinks, T-shirts and various monetary
pledges. Among the sponsors were many
businesses as well as other private support-
ers. A check for $ 4,000 was handed to
ECC, $3,000 went to the Abaco Humane
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September 1, 2007
North Abaco News
Interview of Mr. Huel Moss
By Vernique Russell
On September 11, 2006, Sherlin Bootle
High School in Cooper's Town received a
new principal in the person of Mr. Huel
Moss. Upon his arrival Mr. Moss soon dis-
covered that the work cut out for him was
great but what his work did not know was
that he was determined to help a new day
dawn at Sherlin Bootle. Immediately after
he arrived, he began work and has worked
tirelessly from that time to this to ensure
that Sherlin Bootle is transformed into the
best high school this island has seen.
The school year 2006-2007 brought
Principal Moss many challenges, a few
disappointments but many more accom-
plishments. Sherlin Bootle High School
has soared to new heights and explored
new horizons. Some of the accomplish-
ments achieved this year include:
The purchase of a 40-foot by 60-foot
tent that now provides shade for students
Wireless Internet Rotor System in-
stalled through 50 percent of the school
Participation in many local and nation-
al competitions such as District Spelling,
National Art Festival, the Rotary Speech
Notable performance in national ex-
However, though the accomplishments
greatly exceed the few that are listed,
Principal Moss is optimistic that this up-
coming school year 2007-2008 will be an
even greater and more fruitful year for the
es, the disap-
bring on an-
Among Mr. Huel Moss, Principal
S.C. Bootle High School
pointments for the past school year were:
Spanish students were not being able
to participate in the Ministry of Tourism's
Spanish Cadet Program
Poor performance of students on first
term reports over 60 percent of students
did not achieve a 2.0 GPA
Postponement of PTA Cook-Out
Postponement of after school academic
and sporting activities due to bussing con-
cerns and lack of interest
Despite these the disappointments Mr.
Moss has made up his mind to press on
until Sherlin Bootile is into a new era that
will give every student that enters an op-
portunity to reach beyond the skies.
As he prepares for the upcoming school
which will began in just a few days, Mr.
Moss is concerned about the following:
Fighting and conflicts among students
that stem from ethnic and settlement fric-
tion, though they have seen great improve-
ment in this area
Students' lack of respect for self and
Poor manners and rude behavior
General lack of interest in education in
both the students and parents
Poor parental involvement and control
Lack of a Security Officer
State of physical plant
Bussing of students involved in extra
Shortage of classroom space
Time will continue to change Sherlin
Bootle High as long as Mr.Huel Moss is
principal. No longer will students be al-
lowed to get away with misdeeds. Mr.
Moss has already set his short term expec-
tations and can guarantee that these expec-
tations will be manifested. These include
The introduction of computerized reg-
Networking of computers for more re-
source input and storage
Continued improvement in students'
performance in the national exams
The launch of as interactive school web
The placement of at least one com-
puter in every class
Completion of repair work at the
Parent, student, community workshop
for "at risk students."
Mr. Moss is quite confident that this
new era will not just bring changes but will
also change lives forever. He is grateful for
the chance that was given him to serve last
year and is looking forward to even greater
things this year. A new day has dawned at
Sherlin Bootle High.
Shaback Snack and Deli
By Vernique Russell
On August 11th Proprietress Yvette Mc-
Intosh opened Shaback Snacks and Deli in
Cooper's Town. This will afford residents
the opportunity to purchase their children
snacks and other knickknacks at very af-
fordable prices. The deli section fixes
snacks such as sandwiches, salads and
more. Mrs. McIntosh invites everyone to
stop by and see what is waiting for them.
Store hours are Monday through Saturday
9 a.m. 7 p.m.
BTVI Classes start
By Vernique Russell
BTVI will be offering classes in North
Abaco. Be sure to register today. For fur-
ther information contact Mrs. Esther La-
ing in Blackwood. The placement exami-
nation is set during the month of August
and classes will begin in September. Don't
miss this opportunity to make your dreams
become reality. BTVI finally here!
BAIC Straw Classes
will be offered
By Vernique Russell
BAIC will host a Straw Course in North
Abaco on September 3rd 12th. All per-
son interested in learning the art of plait-
ing straw to make bags and hats or even
place mats are asked to please contact Mrs.
Patrice Cox to sign up today. Classes will
be held at the Sherlin Bootle High school
from 6 p.m.-10 p.m. for the duration of the
classes. The administrative fee is $50. All
interested person should take advantage of
this opportunity. Abaco's special summer
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Friends announces educational plans
By Jennifer Hudson
Friends of the Environment has an-
nounced its plans for the upcoming school
year and sent out letters to schools so that
they can become involved. Now that Friends
has opened its new educational centre, it is
planning several upcoming activities and
features for kids as part of an after-school
Mrs. D'Shan Maycock, Educational Of-
ficer for Friends, announced that there is a
Discovery Club on the agenda which will be
modeled on the one which has been run for
many years by the Bahamas National Trust
in Nassau. This is aimed at getting young
kids involved in environmental activities.
They will be able to earn badges and prog-
ress through different levels with the focus
on both the marine and terrestrial environ-
ments. This is scheduled to begin in Sep-
tember and will be held after school possibly
once a week or once a month. Details have
yet to be worked out.
September is slated as International Coast-
al Cleanup Month worldwide. Ms. Maycock
hopes to go into schools and make presenta-
tions on beach cleanup to engender an ap-
preciation of the coastal environment and
demonstrate the importance of our impact
on the marine environment. She is encour-
aging each of the schools to adopt an area
for cleanup and suggests that students may
also do a snorkel cleanup of the seabed.
Mangrove field trips and presentations
are planned for October and also monitoring
of the artificial reef b all project.
Friends hopes to begin work in No-
vember on clearing a property in Bahama
Palm Shores which has been donated by
two friends of the group. There are plans
to clear a trail which will make the prop-
erty accessible for pine forest education and
Ms. Maycock hopes to get students involved
in making this trail. Persons will be able to
utilise this area for bird watching and pine
Artificial reef ball building will continue
with a few more balls being placed at Mer-
maid Reef. Friends is looking at merchan-
dising the reef balls to second homeowners
as they have had requests from people wish-
ing to place these balls at their docks. The
restoration project at Cross Harbour will
In January 2008 the Abaco Science Alli-
ance Conference is scheduled to take place.
Scientists will talk about their projects and
schools will be able to see what scientific
studies are being conducted here.
April 27, 2008. will be celebrated as
Earth Day and the topic for the school com-
petition will be announced soon.
Ms. Maycock very much wants to get
the schools involved in Keep Abaco Beauti-
ful, a litter-free beautification programme,
and she will be encouraging them to recycle
aluminum cans at school. She is hoping by
September that Abaco will become certified
to be an affiliate of the Keep America Beau-
tiful programme which will be beneficial to
Abaco. This will be in conjunction with the
Ministry of Tourism.
The new educational centre is located on
the road across from Cost Rite, and although
a little tucked away, it is well signposted.
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Cherokee Sound prise!" The festivities were held at the her husband and older son Byron passed then.) She is a faithful attendant in her lo-
By Lee Pinder W.W. Sands Community Center, the very away in 1984, leaving her to live alone in cal church, always happy, never complain-
same building where she attended school her little house. Her other son, Noel, still ing; she is a joy to be around. Everyone
Another Milestone as a young girl in the 1920s. Family and lives in Cherokee and works on the Duke who meets her immediately loves her.
Born to James and Susan (nee Sands) friends gathered to honour her and mark of Topsail, a weekly freight boat making We wish you a very happy 90th birth-
Roberts on August 17th, 1917, in Chero- this milestone in her life. She was even the run between West Palm Beach, Nas- day, Ms. Annis, and only trust we can be
kee Sound, Irene Annis was the first of treated to her very own poem written by sau and Marsh Harbour. A couple of years around to help you celebrate your 91st.
seven children in her family and she has Patrick Bethel, a life-long friend and ac- after her husband passed away, she moved Correction
never lived anywhere else except Cherokee quaintance and a well-known Abaconian, into the home of her only grandson. She The shelter for Cherokee Sound is the
Sound. also born in Cherokee. has two grandchildren, Melissa and Ricky, Assembly of God Church, not Epworth
To help her celebrate 90 years of living, Ms. Annis, as she is more commonly and one great-grandchild, Adrian. Chapel. The church is higher, has a kitch-
a dinner party and supper was arranged. known, married Charles Hamilton Sawyer Both James Roberts, her father, and en, bathrooms and two exits.
When I asked her if she had a surprise on inAugust 1936 and they had two sons. Both Hamilton Sawyer, her husband, were Winding Bay
her birthdays, she answered, "A big sur- smack fishermen all their lives which only
afforded them a very meager existence. In Missing man's body found on rocks
his later years, her husband left the sea and The body of David Richard Knowl-
took the job of garbage collector and keep- ton was found washed up on the rocks at
er of the roads. I can see Mr. Hamilton Winding Bay on August 20. He had been
now (in my mind's eye). He took his job reported missing the previous night.
very seriously and was extremely proud Mr. Knowlton, age 53, of Norcross,
the work he did. He used his wheelbarrow Georgia, was vacationing at the Abaco
to collect the garbage and every morn- Club at Winding Bay with three friends
ing he would go to the seaside and cut a when the accident occurred. The four men
f "fresh bunch of wild sage to fashion a suit- had walked to the Ocean Point late in the
able broom that he used to sweep the roads day to photograph the sunset. The other
to keep them clean. A quiet individual he three men walked back to the resort while
worked with determined concentration and Mr. Knowlton continued to explored the
was one of the old timers whose word was high cliff. When he did not return in a few
Shis bond, a rare commodity today. minutes the three men went to look for him
Ms. Annis states without embarrassment but were unsuccessful. His body was found
that she has lived here on Abaco all her life the next morning by a diver.
only traveling as far as Nassau and Free- Pete's Pub naked dinghy race
port on a few occasions. A housewife and a By Julian Lockhart
mother, she did the cooking and the clean- Pete's Pub ended its season with a bang
ing and said there wasn't much time for once again as hundreds of party goers,
anything else. As a young girl she did like from far away and as close as Marsh Har-
many others in the settlement, she picked bour, partied all afternoon at the Naked
Ms. Annis Sawyer, center, celebrated her 90th bi i,1,av with a dinner party with her shells to make a few extra pennies. (An Dingy Race on August 3 in Little Harbour.
fjitl.v and friends in Cherokee Sound. The Queen, Ms. Annis, is shown here with her article on shelling in Cherokee is featured
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Abaco's Tourism numbers remain steady
By Julian Lockhart
Director of the Abaco Tourist Office,
Don Cornish, has now been on the job for
almost nine months and has sat through his
first peak season in Abaco as director. Mr.
Cornish has rearranged his staff to better
fit their strengths and this was his main
goal upon taking office to help better the
industry in Abaco.
Tourism on Abaco, like the rest of the
Bahamas, is the force that drives the fi-
nancial sector and Abaco will only grow
as much as its tourist product grows. Mr.
Cornish and his team has the incredible
task to ensure that tourism does not remain
status quo, but continues to improve in the
years to come. This will be Mr. Cornish's
first budget where he decides how money
should be spent on Abaco to better the
tourist product and to create avenues for
tourism to improve.
Mr. Cornish said, "I have had a few
challenges and I think settling in has been
the most difficult thing. But it hasn't been
hard, and we have had an opportunity to do
assessments. The staff is all comfortable
and that is always the most difficult.
"I think once the hurricane season is
over and we have had a chance to look
back and do assessments we will move
comfortably into the next period. So this
is my first budget and it will give me a
chance to mobilize some stuff and get them
into place. I will interact a little bit more
with the industry and see how we can help
them and find ways to assist them with
training and development. We will focus
on customer service training and focus on
more one-on-one customer relations devel-
opment," he added.
Some business people in the commu-
nity have said this was a down year for
tourism in Abaco, but the numbers prove
otherwise as there were fewer than 2,000
less visitors by July than last year's record
108,000 arrivals. Mr. Cornish said it is
Marsh Harbour that has really taken the hit
financially as visitors decided to go else-
where on Abaco.
Marsh Harbour is used more as a filling
station where boaters and stop over visitors
just come in, buy fuel, groceries and may-
be use the restaurants, then go elsewhere.
Mr. Cornish said his office has to do a bet-
ter job of bringing Marsh Harbour in the
mainstream in a significant way.
The Abaco tourist office is still petition-
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ing for the Ministry of Tourism to market
Abaco as a separate destination from the
rest of the Family Islands and allow Abaco
to garner more attention internationally
and thus more visitors to its shores.
Mr. Cornish said, "I don't think it was
necessarily a bad season this year because
our arrival numbers do not say that. I think
particular properties or businesses may
have taken a hit, but we have to take a look
at where our business is. If persons are
coming through the airport, they are obvi-
ously going somewhere. I have some ideas
of what may have happened, but I think
we just need the data to determine what is
"The last set of figures that I saw were
not very far off from very last year's ar-
rivals. My suspicion is our business is still
steady. But we do know there are areas
that are not attracting the same kind of
numbers," he added.
One of the things Mr. Cornish wants
to do in the coming months as things slow
down is training exercises with their part-
ners in the tourism industry. Training on a
scale where Abaconians are given the same
advantages as persons in New Providence
and Grand Bahama will only help the in-
dustry to grow. There are two BahamaHost
training sessions planned for September.
After that Mr. Cornish said they will do
smaller training programs.
Mr. Cornish said, "The marketing re-
sources are there. Once we do this our
satisfaction index will remain strong. We
have a training schedule for the next few
weeks and a training schedule for Septem-
ber. One of the challenges will be funding,
of course. I am not sure we will be able
to host anymore training sessions on that
scale for the rest of the year, but we will
in fact try and do on the job training. We
will look at the particular needs each place
needs instead of putting together a major
training project," he concluded.
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BTVI classes will be in Central and North Abaco
By Mirella Santillo
The first change that the new government
implemented as far as Bahamas Technical
Vocational Institute was concerned was to
place the vocational institute under the aus-
pice of the Ministry of Education instead of
the Ministry of Labour and Immigration.
The second change for Abaco was to aban-
don the idea of repairing the Eastern Cam-
pus to house the program's classrooms.
One of the new announcements made in
Parliament by the FNM government after
the elections was that the Abaco Central
High School's administrative block will be
rebuilt and new buildings for BTVI will be
erected behind the high school.
Mr. Kendris Hield, Abaco Central's
Principal, soon to be transferred to Eleu-
thera, mentioned that Mr. Fred Delancy,
who was appointed BTVI's Assistant Man-
ager for the Northern Bahamas, visited
Marsh Harbour in August looking for a co-
ordinator for the technical and vocational
"Now that the program has started, there
is a need for someone to see it through,"
explained the principal, who had seen to
its implementation during the last school
Mr. Hield said that approximately 30
students in basic electrical, cosmetology
and business administration finished the
summer semester on July 27th. The sum-
mer semester was elective for people want-
ing to get ahead rapidly. Some of these
students had attended the first semester
that started in May, he explained. BTVI
is presently accepting applications for Sep-
Staff members from the Grand Bahama
office will travel to Marsh Harbour to help
with advisement and registration, Mr.
Hield explained, who is expecting to leave
Abaco by the middle of August.
"There has been a lot of interest in the
program," he continued. "We have a pool
of very qualified instructors to choose from
and people have even been calling from
Canada inquiring about the coordinator's
position," he added. "There has been an
average of seven people per day asking for
applications to take classes."
Until a new building is constructed,
classes will be held in in several locations.
Cosmetology classes will take place at a
beauty salon, electrical will be under the
supervision of a local contractor and busi-
ness administration will take place at the
high school. The new semester's classes
will be held in the high school's classrooms
from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
On August 11th Mr. Delancy and Mr.
Paul Cleare visited Cooper's Town to es-
tablish the program in North Abaco. Busi-
ness Administration classes will start in
September at S.C. Bootle High School,
and they might offer other classes depend-
ing on the interest.
"The program is continuing," stated
Mr. Hield proudly, who feels he has been
incidental in its establishment in Central
Abaco and is sad to be leaving as it is fi-
nally taking shape.
"The first students will graduate in June
2008," he added. "It will be history for
BTVI held entrance examinations in
two locations on August 16th at Abaco
Central High School in Murphy Town and
at S.C. Bootle in Cooper's Town. Seven
new applicants showed up at Abaco Cen-
tral to take examinations in English and
mathematics. Mr. Kendris Hield, who was
supervising the examination, was disap-
pointed that so few came since there had
been approximately 30 applicants regis-
tered. The examination schedule was an-
nounced on Radio Abaco.
In Cooper's Town, however, 15 people
took the examination with the hope of en-
tering a course of Business Administration,
the only one offered so far in North Abaco.
It will be the first time BTVI classes will
be held in that community.
Mr. Paul Clare, BTVI coordinator for
Family Island Affairs, visited Cooper's
Town on August 11th accompanied by Mr.
Hield. People from Backwood to Crown
Haven had gathered to find out about the
new program, which was explained by the
In Marsh Harbour the end-of-term ex-
amination for Summer Semester students
took place on July 30th and 31st. Approxi-
mately 15 students participated. Mr. Hield
was very pleased with their performance.
The general orientation was to be held at
Abaco Central High and S.C. Bootle High
School on August 28th. Registration and
advisement for all students, new and old,
will take place on August 29th.
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September 1, 2007 The Abaconian Page 21 A
Abaco needs to develop fall tourism
By Julian Lockhart
The 2006/07 tourist season is winding
to a close as some restaurants are closing
down for a few weeks as they prepare for
what most hope will be another busy sea-
son, starting in November.
Abaco's economy slows for two months
each fall. The majority of visitors who
frequent the shores of the island and its
surrounding cays are boaters or second
homeowners. However, with the hurricane
season in full force many visitors decide to
stay away from Abaco for the fall months.
Director of the Abaco Tourist Office
Don Cornish said the only way to bridge
the gap between the end of the boating sea-
son and the beginning of the winter resi-
dence season is for more land based events
and festivals to take place on Abaco.
Mr. Cornish said, "One of the challeng-
es is the weather with the hurricane season
and that influences a lot of our business.
The majority of our businesses are marine
related. A lot of our visitors come for the
weather. One of the things that has hap-
pened in this region that has helped a lot of
areas such as Cayman is they have events.
They have a major festival they introduced
a couple of years ago and over the years
it has really gained in attraction. We will
always have a shoulder period even if we
have events, but I feel we need to be a bit
more creative and start to develop quality
business through events. Like concerts and
festivals stuff like that," he added.
Other islands in the Caribbean have
found ways of attracting tourist in the off-
season to keep a consistent flow of dollars
into the community. During the off-season
there are only two events that draw visitors
nationally and internationally, the swim-a-
thon and the Bridal Extravaganza, and they
have to be promoted better.
Mr. Cornish said any event that is done
on Abaco has to have domestic and interna-
tional appeal to attract consistent visitors.
There are a number of domestic festivals
throughout the Bahamas like regattas and
home comings. But to be consistently held
and to work on Abaco, the profile of these
sorts of events has to be raised to attract
Mr. Cornish added that they can drive
some other areas in Abaco to do things
during this period. However, the major-
ity of individuals who work in the industry
have already resigned themselves to the
fact that this is the off season, and it is time
to travel and do repairs before heading into
the new season.
Abaconians have to get out of the mind
set that this is the off season and to look
at this time as an opportunity to continue
doing business. He added that if tourism
decides to do an event, they can't do it if
the restaurants and other tourist attractions
are not open. There are a number of areas
where Abaconians can attract visitors to
the shores that has nothing to do with boat-
ing or water-related activities.
Mr. Cornish said, "The opportunities
are there to attract a different kind of tour-
ist to Abaco. If you look at the niches like
bird watching, which is very strong this
time of the year, and other eco-type tour-
ism we can develop it. Heritage tourism can
be another area because it is a land-based
event through history and the culture of the
people. That won't change overnight, but
it is simply a matter of planning," he con-
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Police Camp held closing ceremony
By Jennifer Hudson
The Royal Bahamas Police Force Abaco
District brought its 3rd Annual Summer
Youth Programme to a close on July 27 in
a ceremony at the Central Abaco Primary
School. The students who had attended the
summer programme, which ran for three
weeks, were smartly dressed in their spe-
cial camp T shirts worn with jeans.
The ceremony included a dance selec-
tion performed by students from the Sandy
Point Group: Quanesha Thurston, Chaneay
Adderley, Amelia Burrows, Lenair Dean,
Davantee Greene, Geodell Edgecombe and
Kadijia Stuart. Following a reflection of
the programme by Dahlia Cash and se-
lection by Samone Bain, Superintendent
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Supt. Wayne Miller is shown here with a gro
who received certificates at the conclusion oft
Force Summer Youth Programme. The three-
active sports as well as crafts and talks. Child
Abaco were bussed to the Central Abaco P.
Town where the camp was held.
Wayne Miller, Officer in Charge, Abaco
Division, addressed the audience.
Mr. Miller firstly told the young people
how pleased he was that they had joined
in the summer programme again this year.
This year the organizers had aimed for
better interaction between North, Central
and South Abaco by bringing the groups
together more. He encouraged the young-
sters to learn to be better citizens for Abaco
when they go back to school .
Awards were presented. Full attendance
awards were given to those participants
who had not missed a day during the sum-
mer programme and a certificate of partici-
pation was presented to all who took part
in the programme. Seven-year-old Terado
a special prize
for his art-
year both Mr.
Bria and his
Jr. were par-
ticipants in the
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Ser was also
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week programme featured dren receito have
f, who was visit-
ing from Nas-
sau, in the au-
up of summer camp youth dience to see
the Royal Bahamas Police her grandchil-
week programme featured dren receive
Iren from North and South their certifi-
rimary School in Dundas cates. W/ Cpl.
year-old son, Lamont Bain Jr. was "the
baby" of the programme this year.
Plaques of appreciation were present-
ed to Marcus Bethel of Kentucky Fried
Chicken and Rick Knowles of Costrite,
who were sponsors of the programme; to
JoAnne Bradley for her assistance; and
Gladys Saunders of Tangelo Hotel in Wood
Cay, who provided transportation from the
By Jennifer Hudson
While Elaine Pilon's planned summer
dance programme, unfortunately, never
got off the ground in Marsh Harbour due
to location problems, the programmme
on Green Turtle Cay was a great success.
Fourteen students on the cay aged between
five and 11 years met each Thursday with
Ms. Pilon to learn their steps and prepare
for a future presentation of Cinderella.
Once school begins in September Ms. Pi-
lon says that the class will be augmented
by additional children. Regular classes for
the Marsh Harbour group will begin again
on September 5 at the St. Francis de Sales
School. Registration will take place on
that day between 3:30 p.m. and 4:45 p.m.
Children who attended the dance school
last year need to re-register for this year.
Classes will be held on Mondays, Wednes-
days and Fridays. The seven to nine-year-
olds will meet on Wednesdays and Fridays
and the 10-year-olds to teens will meet on
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Following a closing prayer, the ceremo-
ny closed with the singing of the National
Anthem and refreshments were served.
Mr. Miller encouraged the young people
to return to "camp" again next year "as
plans are already in mind to make it even
bigger and better."
Monday and Wednesdays. On Wednes-
days both groups will meet together to pre-
pare jointly for future performances.
Sometime down the line when Ms. Pilon
feels the group is ready, they will perform
a 'pot pouri' of items from a variety of
popular shows such as Fiddler on the Roof,
Mary Poppins and Annie. Last November
Mrs. Pilon's dance troupe thrilled the audi-
ence with a spectacular presentation of The
Nutcracker and so their next performance
will be greatly anticipated.
On October 6 the group has been invited
by the Ministry of Tourism's Abaco office
to put on a special performance at a private
function the Ministry will be hosting.
Mrs. Pilon is looking for adults to form
an Adult Musical Theatre Group. "No ex-
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September 1, 2007 The Abaconian Page 23 A
New Administrator Serves Central Abaco
By Jennifer Hudson
Mr. Cephas Cooper took up his appoint-
ment as Island Administrator for Abaco
on July 23 following the departure of Mr
Revis Rolle. The son of Bishop Archelus
Cooper, Overseer of the Church of God
on Abaco, Mr. Cooper is no newcomer to
Abaco as he was born in Cooper's Town
and attended school there. He then went
on to attend the Teachers' Training Col-
lege in San Salvador and graduated with a
Bachelor's Degree from the University of
the West Indies.
After several years Mr. Cooper returned
home for three years to serve as Principal of
the Abaco Central High School. Prior to that
he was Principal of high schools on Cat Is-
land, Exuma, Crooked Island and in Nassau.
Following his career in education Mr.
Cooper accepted the post of Island Ad-
ministrator and has had wide experience
serving in the Central Andros, North
Eleuthera, Harbour Island, Spanish Wells,
Exuma, Ragged Island, Acklins, Crooked
Island and Long Cay Districts before tak-
ing up his post here on Abaco.
Since taking office here Mr. Cooper
says that he has found the job to be rather
challenging. "I have been very busy and
it has been
go, go, go,"
ted since he
on for South
Marsh Har- Cephas Cooper
another administrator is named for Sandy
Point following the departure of Mr. Neil
Campbell. He has already met with prac-
tically all of the elected local government
leaders in the Marsh Harbour, Dundas
Town, Murphy Town and the Hope Town
Mr. Cooper stated several important
objectives he intends to accomplish. "My
goal is to make sure that I do everything
in accordance with local government. Lo-
cal government authorities are mandated to
follow certain procedures and guidelines. I
will ensure that everything is done above
board and is open and transparent; every-
thing I do will withstand public scrutiny.
That is the way I always operate. I also
want to encourage local government au-
thorities to be accountable to the public
and to encourage regular meetings so that
the public can be informed about decisions
made and can help influence decisions
which they have the right to do." Mr. Coo-
per feels that there should be more consul-
tation by local government with the public
on matters which affect them.
"I also believe that local government
should be a lot more focused on improving
infrastructure. They cater to physical needs
such as fixing roads and buildings, but now
they need to focus more on the social in-
frastructure of the community by building
lives. There has been a breakdown in so-
cial infrastructure, and focus needs to be
put on social development through such
activities as sports, social clubs and semi-
nars. I will strongly support that element,"
stated Mr. Cooper. "I am looking forward
to the challenges ahead and bringing about
a greater sense of awareness with respect
to the impact local government can have
on the community. Abaco is a big revenue
producer, and I will make sure that all
monies to government are collected on a
"It is good to be back home serving the
people here," stated Mr. Cooper. "I feel
honoured and privileged and deeply hum-
bled by this experience. As a boy coming
up to Marsh Harbour many times from
Cooper's Town, I would pass the Com-
missioner's office and never in my wild-
est imagination think that one day I could
actually serve as Administrator. I hope I
can make a meaningful contribution to the
growth and development of my home."
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Nassau and making him proud. Mrs. Coo-
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Message from the Chief Councillor in response to Letter written in 15th August 2007 edition of Abaconian
To Residents of Hope Town, Man-O-War Cay, Great Guana Cay, and the wider community of Abaco
As some of you may have seen, there was a letter in the Letter to the Editor
section of the 15th August Abaconian addressed to myself.
The contents of the letter disapproved of my opposition relating to the recent
bye-election in Man-O-War Cay, but also went on to state numerous inaccuracies and
untruths. Had the writer written to voice their opposition to my stance on the bye-
election, no response from myself may have emerged. But after making an assault on
my character and integrity, I am obliged to set the record straight
First, let me begin by saying that I do know who the letter writer is, and you do
not need to hide behind your signature as "concerned resident" as I know who you
are, and be more truthful when you write to the populace of the Abaco community,
as you did not vote for me in a prior Local Government election. You adamantly
and openly campaigned against me. As far as me personally, whether a supporter of
mine or not, I have represented ALL the people in our district but be more truthful
when you write.
As I go on, I will one by one refute and demolish each fallacious accusation that
the writer wrote about, and I will end by explaining what has fueled and enhanced
an ongoing political war in Man-O-War Cay.
The writer said: "You have also said that this [bye-election] happened in Man-
0-War Cay and no where else. This is because the people of Man-O-War wanted to
see the law carried out and had to get a petition to actually have this take place.
I've been told there will be other nominations such as this to take place, but that
Man-O-War was first because of this petition."
My response: At the press conference and on the news on Radio Abaco, I stated,
"This act can be justified if they hold elections for other appointed members across
the Bahamas." In the Local Government Act, it nowhere states or indicates a petition
being a prerequisite for a bye-election being called. This should have in no way placed
Man-O-War ahead of other communities. Further, there have been many appointed
members since 1996 when Local Government was established, and this is the first
instance of the law being carried out. To this end, I have to cite political victimization.
When and if other elections are called in other districts, this act can be somewhat
justified, but a full pardon cannot be granted, as the deed was too wicked, blatant,
The writer said: "I have also noticed that you chose to go to each island with a
financial report this year, why have you not done this other years?"
My response: After being elected, our members were sworn in on Ist July 2005.
From Ist July 2005 -21st September 2006, I did not lead the Council. Wayne Hall
served as the Chief Councillor, which in his defense, he did visit towns with financial
reports in the summer of 2005 and in early 2006. I was sworn in as the Chief Council-
lor on Friday, 22nd September 2006 at 3 p.m. in the Council office in Man-O-War
Cay. I have not been serving in the Office of Chief Councillor for even a year. However,
in the month of July, as the Chief Councillor, along with the Council, we presented a
report to the people on the finances in each town. I must say as a resident on Man-
0-War Cay and a frequent attendant of town meetings, I hadn't before our Council
came to office, been in a town meeting to hear the finances of the Council or Town
Committee in our District We have been open in our Council, holding numerous town
meetings with residents on a number of wide ranging issues, and we promote a true
The writer said: "You had almost a full page ad taken out in Te Abaconian
describing all the actions your Council has accomplished over the past two years. Why
now? Why not last year as well?"
My response: Well, that wasn't "all" of our actions, we only listed some. The
list could have continued, but I am glad that you are interested to know what your
Council is doing for you, and we don't mind telling. But I wish to remind you that we
are the only Council in our district who has ever publicly listed our accomplishments.
Perhaps this should tell you something, go figure. Unlike some Councils who waited
and just dealt with matters as they arose, we were pro-active and did much to better
improve the lot of our towns. As for "why not last year," not knocking former Chief
Councillor Hall, but most of our accomplishments blossomed into fruition after he had
already left office, and it was this year that we decided to list them.
The writer said: "Why have you not done as other Councils in the past and posted
minutes from every meeting in the Post Office?"
My response: This is the first time I ever knew that it was custom to post
minutes at the Post Office. Should there be an outcry that would wish for this to
continue, there is no objection from me. However, the public now still has access to
retrieve copies of our minutes as anyone can request copies from our secretary or the
Administrator's office. This has ALWAYS been our policy.
The writer said: "You did not notify anyone of the time, place, or date of the
nomination [for the bye-election in Man-O-War]."
My response: The reason no one was notified was because I myself wasn't notified.
Let me brief you on what happened which can be confirmed by former Administrator
Revis Rolle, should you wish to contact him. Administrator Rolle called me on Monday,
9th July, to inform me of the bye-election that was to be held on Man-O-War Cay. The
nomination day he said was to be held on that same Thursday, 12th July, three days'
notice. I called Deputy Chief Ccouncillor Cash to inform him, and he then called the
Permanent Secretary for Local Government to explain to him that the notice of elec-
tion had Polling Division 3 (which is Hope Town) instead of Polling Division 2 (which
is Man-OWar). The Administrator called me that afternoon to inform me that Nassau
said that the original date of nomination (Thursday 12th July) had been called off
due to the Polling Division error, and that a new notice of election would be drafted
and a new nomination day would be set at a later date, hence is the reason for not
putting the posters with the typographical error.
On the morning of Thursday, 12the July, (original nomination day), I went in to
see the Administrator about a Council matter. As I sat down, he asked me was anyone
coming to nominate. I told him that he informed me that Nomination Day had been
put off. Administrator then said that I should have been informed as to a later deci-
sion to keep the original date. I told him that I had not been informed. The time was
II a.m. Nominations were from 9 a.m. until 12 noon. I immediately began protest-
ing, as he had no nomination forms at his disposal. I told him I knew of one former
Councillor wishing to nominate. I further explained that after he located a form, for
me to fax a form to the former Councillor and for him to garner five signatures, and
then get to Marsh Harbour, the 12 noon deadline would probably be passed. He said
there was nothing he could do. At the end of the day, the end result was the time was
extended until the end of the day, resulting in the nominations of three persons.
jeremy weeting, unlei LounillUor
Should there have been proper notification? ABSOLUTELY!!! But don't point the
finger at me. I was left in the dark just as you were.
The writer said: "Lastly, the actual election itself No one posted any information
about who the candidates were, when the election would be, where the polling station
was, what time it would be open, and what would be necessary to vote?"
My response: First of all, as of today, I have not received notification from the
Ministry of Local Government indicating the change in the Polling Division, which
would result in this past election being an election in void, should I wish to pursue
it. Further, should my secretary or the Administrator's office have provided me with
the updated notice of election or even the old one, I would have posted it I serve as
the Chief Councillor, not the secretary. It can't be expected of me to perform both
although I would have gladly posted a notice if given to me. Also, the former Council-
lors haven't received formal notification of their seats being declared vacant making
way for an election. As you can see, this process has been totally disorganized and
has turned out to be an embarrassment to the government as they have tried a rush
job with this election for political reasons. Minister Sidney Collie deliberately deceived
the Council, Administrators, and the public informing us of no change in the make-up
of the Council. Shame!
The writer said: "The other thing that has bothered me about our Chief Councillor
is his belief that he is above the law" and further said, "Chief Councillor, Senator,
Member of Parliament or Prime Minister, must all obey the law."
My response: I have not once believed I am above the law and have never
thought that prior to my Local Government service or now. I agree that every citizen,
despite what position or office they may hold, we are all subject to the law, and all
offenders should receive equal penalties. I have never had one thought to be higher
or better than anyone else because of my position, it is actually the opposite. I have
been humbled by the experience of serving my community and helping to make it
a better place.
The writer said: "Most of the island knows that he used to park his golf cart in
the road all the time and now still does occasionally."
My response: Yes, I have and still do at times park my golf cart on the half of
road adjacent to our walkway on our street I will admit that at times the cart has
even been parked there overnight on a couple of occasions, but leaving plenty of room
for another vehicle to pass. On a small island with a population of 300 and the main
mode of transportation being a golf cart, I have found myself at times parking in the
said area, leaving room for others to pass, while I go inside to grab something. A lot
of residents may have been guilty of this at one time or another. I am wondering why
it wasn't mentioned that one of the newly elected Councillors, when off in the boat,
still parks his vehicle on the road at the bottom of the hill where his dock is located.
I have no personal problem with this as he leaves much space for one to pass, as I
have done when I did it The former Chief Councillor almost every day used to park
his motorbike on the road next to the wall by his parents' home (my grandparents)
while visiting them. Again it was parked where vehicles could pass with ease, and I
don't see a problem with it. This is Man-O-War, not New York City. But I know two
wrongs don't make a right and the law is the law. On this if it comes down to it...
guilty, along with many others.
The writer said: "The Chief Councillor also believes that he doesn't have to license
his vehicle which he has not done since 2002. If you do not believe me, check his
license plate sticker."
My response: This is absurd. I don't know where you have been, but my cart is li-
censed. I will admit to being negligent of not always posting my registration sticker on
my vehicle in a timely manner. But she is licensed and insured as I proved to many on
the weekend when your letter came out and Road Traffic isn't open on weekends.
The writer said: "He has also removed the registration sticker from the front of
his golf cart. Perhaps this is so any officer that sees his golf cart won't know who
to goes to."
My response: I don't hide anything, you must think my mind is as shallow as
yours. I know on a small island if an officer wants to find any information on a cart or
anything, it is not hard to do. My birth month is June. I took my registration sticker
off in late June to have my insurance and license renewed.
The writer said: "The rumor is that when the PLP government won the election in
2002, he said he didn't have to do anything because, 'We're in power now!'"
My response: You said it... rumor. No matter who is the winner of the seat of
government myself and everyone else included still has to work for a living and make
things come together in life. No matter who is in power, the law governs us all, and
as I wrote earlier, no one is exempt from it.
The writer said: "Mr. Chief Councillor, it's not too late for you to clean up your
act Admit and pay for past mistakes, turn over a new leaf, straighten up, fly right
and I am sure the people will still embrace you as their leader."
My response: Unfortunately, I can tell you by that last paragraph where the writer
is coming from because I know this writer personally. The truth is the only way I
will be "embraced" by the writer and associates is if I conform to their politics and
support their views on the political front. That is the only way I will be "embraced"
by these individuals. I do not play partisan politics on Council, but I will support my
party at election time. My political preference is my right as a citizen of our Com-
monwealth. I will always stand up for what I believe is right in my mind, whether on
the Local Government stage or the national level. My advise to the writer is for you
to look at your own imperfections before pointing fingers. I could list some of them,
but I refuse to cast my pearls before swine, not now at least I have only had two
years of experience in Local Government, and I do not know everything, but as for
you, you have much to learn when it comes to politics and community affairs because
you know very little. Our Council still has much support and we have laboured and
I am sure that by now many of you in the wider community of Abaco are won-
dering what is happening on Man-O-War and why its people are constantly fighting?
Well, let me first say that it is only a selected few that are responsible for much of
the political mischief and community infighting that has gone on. Most of our people
are above that and most are embarrassed at the behaviour of some of our people
when they display their political immaturity.
In brief detail, for the sake of not putting our community through perhaps a
string of letters and to save our community embarrassment I will only in brief detail
scratch the surface of what has ignited the discontentment and strife that has sur-
rounded community affairs. I will expound upon this subject if the need arises.
When coming to office in 2005, two of the initiatives that we sought to carry
I. Implement our No Burning Policy
2. Make much needed reforms to the Management Board
I. Implement our No Burning Policy
After taking office, Council met several times with the then garbage contractor
to try to work with him so that he could help implement the No Burning Policy. The
Council never received much cooperation from the contractor regarding the policy.
He did however provide the town with good service, as stated in a letter written
to him. The Council later found it necessary to introduce a much needed article in
the contract. But the Administrator informed myself that in order to do that, the
contract would have to go back out for tender. The contract went out to tender and
the Council received two bids. The original contractor's bid was $72,900 and the now
contractor's bid was 80,000. The bidder of $80,000 had a letter attached indicating
her willingness to help implement the No Burning policy.
Council's decision was to award the contract to the $80,000 bidder in principle
on the grounds that she had agreed to help implement the policy, followed by a
meeting with her, asking her to come down to what Council had in our budget for
the contractor, $73,000 (only $100 higher than the other bid). She agreed and won
the contract. Since that time, some individuals have been distraught and screamed
victimization, which is far from the case. The No Burning Policy has been imple-
mented, and all burning has ceased at the dump site. The site has been cleaned and
is in a pristine condition. The end of the property is beautified. The only hiccup thus
far has been the overbearing presence of house flies. Since then, the bins have been
barged away more frequently, greatly reducing the number of flies. The policy is a
success and has put waste management at an all time best and Man-O-War is better
off because of it. No longer does any resident have to breathe in the toxic fumes
of hazardous burning. I know, along with many others, where we brought waste
management from while serving.
2. Make much needed reform to the existing Management Board
Another initiative our Council sought to introduce was to make much needed
reforms to the existing Management Board. The Council wished to establish the Man-
agement Board as a legal entity under the Friendly Society Act. Further, we wished
to make clear that only Bahamian citizens were entitled to serve on this board, as
we believe that managing the internal affairs of a community is solely and exclusively
the right and privilege that only citizens should have. After meeting with this board
on several occasions, very little cooperation emerged regarding the reforms and most
were not open to any suggestions our members made. The Council then began work-
ing with other residents to help establish an Association under the Friendly Society
Act. An Association was born, and the Man-O-War Community Development Associa-
tion is legal and operating effectively, doing positive work within the community.
They have openly displayed their finances to the public. Bye-laws to the Association
were written, and citizenship is now a credential in being eligible to serve on this
board. A few persons were visibly disturbed and their agitation was evident when this
scenario was unfolding. I cannot sympathize with them and their plight, for I know
this was done the right way.
It is for these reasons, that a group of individuals have been restless in their
pursuit to replace the two Councillors and do the utmost to discredit and falsely ac-
cuse myself I think our Council and many residents know that we have worked long
and hard for our communities. In this life if you are doing the right thing, people
will try to persecute you.
In a thriving democracy and along with any other Councillor in the past or pres-
ent some love you and some hate you. Well, love me or hate me, I am what I am,
perfect by no means, but I will not hide anything from anybody. My conscious is clear,
and our policies have been effective and have made our communities better, without
a doubt. I will defend these policies and uphold them until the day I leave office.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank the ones who do encourage and
support me. Your kind words and uplifting morale is what keeps me going.
Finally, a word again to the writer of the letter, make sure that you get your facts
straight before putting pen to paper, for it is only an embarrassment to yourself And
again, don't hide behind your "concerned resident" name, have the audacity to sign
your name so that all of Abaco can know who you are.
You rs faithfully,
Jeremy T. Sweeting Chief Councillor
Hope Town District Council
Letters From Page 8
the next grade.
Two students were struggling early in
the school year. The parents of these stu-
dents, along with the teachers' recommen-
dation, chose to let their children continue
with the lower grade curriculum. These
students are progressing well.
Our school has always been very fortu-
nate, and VERY GRATEFUL for the vol-
unteers that we do have, and we see this as
a great benefit to our kids. We in no way
want to discourage ANY of our volunteer
help, seeing as it is much needed while our
teachers are called to meetings and work-
shops. When other schools have to close
for the day, we are lucky enough to have
these volunteers to fill in for us so school
can continue. We make no apologies for
using all the these resources.
To comment on the remark about the
assignments being written on the board
and the students doing them without much
teaching, yes, they are written on the board
to give students an idea of what the day
entails. Each topic is taught in the order it
appears on the schedule; and if further help
is needed, it is given. Times have changed
from past days. Teachers are now asked to
plan, prepare and teach up to 16 different
In response to the whole school year re-
volving around the Flea Market and other
school projects, the Flea market is our only
fund raiser of the year and involves many
community volunteers, second homeown-
ers, parents, students and teachers. This
fund raiser benefits every student in our
school. All of our students benefit from
this group effort. The school projects that
the students participate in off island are al-
ways optional and parent approval is man-
The frustrated citizen wrote that two
former students from our school had made
Super Honour and Honour Roll at Agape
Christian School after not doing well here.
By Agape standards 10 of the last year's
students would have been on the Super
Honour Roll and another six would have
qualified for the Honour Roll. This success
does not happen with teacher neglect.
School is a partnership of teachers, stu-
dents, and parents and everyone has to do
their part to ensure the child's full potential
We appreciate the guidance and support
received from the parents in the past and
look forward to their continued input this
The Man-O-War All Age School
September 1, 2007
Sttets0 to the gdltok
Grabbers closed September 10-17
Curly Tails closed September 15 to
Jib Room closed August 1 to
Mangoes closed October 1 to
Wally's closed August 11 to
Abaco Inn closed September 4 to
Cap'n Jacks closed August 10 to
Harbour's Edge closed August 18 to
Dance From Page 22
group will be for persons of 18 years of
age and up and will be held on Saturday
afternoons. Anyone who is interested in
joining this group which, Ms. Pilon says,
will be a lot of fun is asked to call her on
367-0883 or 551-5883.
Golf Car Depot
Three thousand used Club Cars in stock
International Coastal Cleanup
FRIENDS of the ENVIRONMENT
Advoaids hor wld. k tali ocatns
"A Day At The Beach Can Make A World of Difference"
The Mission of International Coastal Cleanup is to engage people to remove
trash and debris from the world's beaches and waterways, to identify the sources
of debris, and to change behaviors that cause pollution.
This September Friends of the Environment together with the Ministry of Tour-
ism on Abaco join in with volunteers worldwide to spend a day at the beach
removing trash and debris from Abaco's beaches.
Join in this effort to make a difference in your community!
Mark these dates on your calendar or choose your own time in September to join
the rest of the world in this great effort:
Cleanup Dates: September 15th & September 29th
Businesses, schools, youth groups, families, individuals are all asked to set aside
a day in September to ensure that our beaches on Abaco are kept litter free.
Data cards, gloves, and garbage bags can be picked up at the Friends of the
Environment Education Center in Marsh Harbour.
Presentations on marine debris and what we can do to prevent it will also be
available during the month of September.
For further information please contact
Friends of the Environment 367-2721 or Ministry of Tourism 367-3067
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be teaching English and Religious Stud-
ies at Abaco Central High School. Mr.
Cooper has a desire to visit as many church-
es in the district as possible but feels that
he will eventually find an anchor church
which will quite possibly be the Church of
God as that has been his church family all
his life. He intends to make his presence
felt in all aspects of community life here
whether religious, social or sporting. "I
want to be a part of what is happening,"
Pilot Club of Abaco
Third Tuesday, 7 p.m., Central Abaco
Primary, Dundas Town, 367-3457
Pilot Club of South Abaco
Last Thursday. month, J.A. Pinder
School, Sandy Point, 366-4001
Rotary Club of Abaco
Tuesday, 6 p.m., weekly at Back
Street Cafe, Abaco Beach Resort
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Graduation From 2
should be given to return the corporation to
its original mandate," said Mr. Key.
He mentioned the development of farm-
ing and the harvesting of mature pine trees
on Andros and Abaco to be milled for con-
struction wood which presented another
craft possibility, a hobby of his: wood
turning which he thought might appeal
to young men. He announced the serious
consideration of BAIC to build a farmers'
market in the Marsh Harbour vicinity.
Mr. Cartwright to took the podium. "I
am delighted to be here to congratulate an-
other group of craft men and women who
have taken the challenge to entrepreneur-
ship," commenced the minister. He ac-
knowledged the pride of craft people and
their desire to produce beautiful things. He
reminded the audience how important the
craft market is to the local economy. He
advised the graduates to be personal with
their customers, to explain how the object
they were buying was created and with
which material to give the a more meaning-
ful memory of their trip. We must also note
September 1, 2007
that the Bahamian craft industry is facing
much competition from other rising des-
tinations," he mentioned. "The Bahamian
craft person must reach to the challenge
by being original and different, producing
something that nobody can say 'I have one
just like yours.'" He stressed that by buy-
ing raw material in America and China, we
put money in their coffers while there is so
much material to be found in the Bahamian
environment. "I would like to see a com-
mittee to ensure that goods of the highest
quality are produced," he added. "Adjust
to the demand, be alert to the changing
needs of consumers and customers," he
advised. "I am confident that Bahamian
craftsmen will rise to the challenge. When
you sell a piece, you want to make sure
that your customer has purchased the best
piece produced in The Bahamas."
The graduates accepted the Minister's
challenge with loud applause. Graduates
were presented with their award certificates
by Ms. Bowe. Twenty ladies from Green
Turtle Cay had attended a straw class on
their cay, tutored by Mrs. Myrtle Monroe.
The reminder of the graduates, including
To the Chief Councillor and
Hope Town District Councillors
I was appalled to read in the last paper the letter
that someone wrote about our Chief Councillor. That was
uncalled for. All for political pettiness and sour greed.
Mr. Chief Councillor, you and the Council have done an
outstanding job, especially in Man-O-War. Your list of
accomplishments about summed it up. The garbage dump
in Man-O-War is in the best shape ever, and the burning
has stopped. A picture below shows it. But I encourage
anyone on a trip to Man-O-War to visit the dump site
because it isn't a dump site at all, it now can be called
Mr. Chief Councillor, although I stated what a fine job
you and the Council are doing, I do have a few concerns
that I would wish for you to address. One is an old
forsaken boat pulled up on Man-O-War shore that is an
eyesore and has been for many, many years. Perhaps the
Council could see into getting that removed.
Another is the flood of water that settles after every
rain storm in front of the hardware storage building. This
used to have a proper drain that went into the harbour.
But since the reclamation of that land, this is not so, and
This is the derelict boat, an eyesore for many years, can
the Council have this either fixed up nicer or removed?
is one of the first areas our tourists see when getting off
the ferry. Please see into getting the street raised or the
area filled in to prevent this flooding that makes the trashy
area look even worse.
If you look at the photos, you could say that the dump
is in better shape and looks more presentable than the
other two areas. You, the reader be the judge.
Again, you and the Council have done a good job, defi-
nitely better than most Councils in recent times, to say the
least. Don't let them get to you, and I know they won't.
Just do what you think is right.
A supporter of this Council
This is the flood in the area I mentioned, can Council have a
drain installed to eliminate this nuisance to our tourists?
This is the town dump, spotless to say the least, and no burning takes place.
12-year-old Kevin McKinney, the only
male to take a class, had participated either
in the straw class given in the Marsh Har-
bour area supervised by Mrs. Edwina Mill-
er or the coconut jewelry making taught by
Mr. Howard Bevans or both classes.
Mrs. Melony Thompson, President of
the National Craft Association admon-
ished, "Become an entrepreneur. Let's do
the economy some good and give someone
The ceremony ended with a review of
the creations displayed in the church caf-
eteria. Many beautiful straw bags, purses,
pillows, place mats and interesting pieces
of coconut jewelry and handicraft, most
of it created since the end of the classes
was witness to the creativity unleashed by
the training. People browsed admiring the
display or partook in the refreshments and
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The Naked Dingy Race is the final event
of the tourist season by Pete Johnston for
his loyal patrons who look forward to the
fun, drinking, games, good food and es-
pecially the race that lends its name to the
Mr. Johnston said, "You don't refer to
this as the Naked Dingy Race. We have
here are a few individuals who like to ex-
press themselves in a natural environment.
It has been very well received and today
we had over 900 people show up, includ-
ing some individuals who would be consid-
ered unclothed. This event has been going
on for 15 years and it has been conducted
on a very casual level," he added.
Pete's Pub closes for the slow season,
then reopens towards the end of the year in
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Police Marsh Harbour 367-2560
The following services are provided by volunteers
Fire Marsh Harbour 367-2000
Fire Dundas Town 367-2935 or 4935
Fire -Hope Town VHFCh 16
Fire Green Turtle Cay 365-4133
Fire Man-0-War 365-6911
BASRA Bah Air Sea Rescue Assoc all areas Marine VHF 16
Hope Town 366-0500 Marsh Harbour 367-3752
GuanaCay 365-5178 Treasure Cay 365-8749
Abaco Family Medicine Marsh Harbour...367-2295
Auskell Advanced Medical Clinic .............367-0020
Marsh Harbour Medical Centre................367-0049
Government Clinic Marsh Harbour .........367-2510
Corbett Clinic Treasure Cay ...................365-8288
Government Clinic Cooper's Town ........365-0300
Government Clinic Green Turtle Cay .....365-4028
Government Clinic Hope Town ...............366-0108
Government Clinic Sandy Point .............366-4010
Government Clinic Fox Town ..........................
Taxi Cab Fares for one ortwo passengers
Plus extra for each passengers above two
Between Marsh Harbour Airport and
Ferry Dock or Murphy Town to Ammons Dr $12+ $3
Bristol Cellers thru A Beach Hotel or Gov't dock thru
Dundas Town $10 + $3
Dove Plaza, Stop Light or Sawyer's Market $10 + $2
Gov't Clinic thru Western Auto $ 6 + $2
Gov freight dock through Dundas Town $10 + $3
Murphy Town to Shell Sta $14 + $4
Pelican Shores to Frankie Russel house $14 + $4
Eastern Shores to Peas & Rice house $14 + $4
Beyond Russell house or Peas & Rice house $16 + $5
Great Cistern $20 + $5
Spring City $15+$5
Snake Cay $35 + $10
Treasure Cay $60 + $10
Casuarina Point $60 + $10
Treasure Cay Airport or Bah Palm Shores $70 + $ 10
Little Harbour or Cherokee $80 + $10
Crossing Rocks $100 + $10
Sandy Point $135 + $10
Between Marsh Harbour Ferry and:
Ab Beach Hotel thru Wally's & Eastern Shore $ 2 each
Jib Room $ 3 each
Solomon's Super Center $5 + $3
Stop Light, Dove Plaza, Gov't dock $ 6 + $3
Government Freight Dock $ 7 + $3
Gov Clinic, W Auto or Nat Insurance $ 9 + $3
Mother Merle restaurant $10+ $3
Waiting time $20 per hour, $10 per half hour
Children under three free Caged pets as people
Luggage $1.00 each over four, Surf boards $4.00 ea.
Between Treasure Cay Airport and: Effective 13
Treasure Cay Resort $20 + $5
Madeira Park $14 + $4
Green Turtle Cay ferry dock $8 + $4
Bahamas Star farm $24 + $5
Sand Banks $24 + $5
Joe's Creek, Leisure Lee $44 + $10
Black Wood $18+ $5
Fire Road & Cooper's Town $37 + $5
Cedar Harbour $55 + $5
Wood Cay $60 + $5
Mount Hope $65 + $5
Fox Town $70 + $5
Crown Haven $75 + $5
Marsh Harbour Airport $75 + $10
T Cay Hotel to Marsh Harbour $65 + $10
T C Hotel to G Turtle Ferry (Blue Hole $24) $18+$5
T C Hotel to Bonefish Marles $22 + $5
T C Hotel to Joe's Creek $35 + $5
T C Hotel to Moxey $16 + $5
T C Hotel to Banyan Bch Club XX $6 + $3
Airlines Serving Abaco
Abaco Air- Nassau, N Eleuthera, Moores Is 367-2266
American Eagle Miami 367-2231
Bahamasair- Nassau,W Palm B, Ft Laud 367-2095
Chaulks Ft Lauderdale 954-359-0329
Continental Connection Miami
Ft Laud and W Palm Beach 367-3415
Island Express Ft Lauderdale 367-0169
Southern Air Nassau 367-2498
Twin Air Calypso Fort Lauderdale 367-0140
Vintage Props & Jets New Smyrna B 367-4852
Yellow Air Taxi Ft Lauderdale 954-359-0292
Local air charters serving Bahamas &
Abaco Air 367-2266
Abaco Dive Adventures, Marsh Harbour....................... 367-2963
Above & Below, Marsh Harbour...............................367-0350
Dive Abaco 1978, Marsh Harbour.................................... 367-2787
Froggies, Hope Tow n........................ ........... .................. 366-0431
Treasure Divers, Treasure Cay............................................. 365-8571
Brendal's Dive, Green T. Cay ............................................ 365-4411
Dive Guana...................................... ........... ........... 365-5178
Man-0-W ar Dive Shop .................................... ...... ....... 365-6013
Items of interest Man-0-War boat yards Blackwood
blue hole & sisal mill Cedar Harbour plantation ruins need
guide Hole in Wall lighthouse last mire very rough road *
Abaco wild horses by appointment 367-4805 Bird watching ask
Compliments of The Abaconian
Area code 242 unless noted otherwise
Ferry Schedules Departure times shown Daily service unless noted
Marsh Harbour to Hope Town or Man-0-War 20 minutes from Crossing Beach
Marsh Harbour to Guana Cay 40 minutes
Abaco Ferry Service VHF Ch 16 MH/HT One way $15 / RT $20 Children 6 12 half fare,
Marsh Harbour > Hope Town 7:00am* 8:50 10:20 12: pm 1:55 3:55* 5:40
(Limited Sunday Schedule) Return 7:55 am 9:30 II 12:30pm* 2:55 5 6:15
Marsh Harbour > White Sound 7am 12pm 3:15 Return 7:40 1:10 4:25
to or from White Sound
Albury's Ferry Service Ph 367-3147 or 367-0290 VHF Ch. 16
Marsh Harbour > Hope Town 7:15 am 9 10:30 12:15 pm 2
Return 8 am 9:45 11:30 1:30 pm 3
Marsh Harbour > Man-O-War 10:30 am 12:15 pm 2:30*(M-Sat)
Return 8 am 11:30 1:30 pm 3:15*
Marsh H. > Guana Cay (& Scotland Cay with advance notice) from Conch Inn
(6:45am Union Jack Dock) 10:30 1:30 pm 3:30
4 5 6:30
Return 8 am 11:30 2:30 pm 4:45 6:30
Same day fare Adult prepaid oneway $16 / Round Trip $22, * Kids 6-11 half, Under 6 free
Green Turtle Ferry Phone 365-4166, 4128, 4151 VHF Ch 16 Ten minute ride
Green T Cay to Treasure Cay Airport 8 am 9 II 12:15 1:30 3 4:30
T Cay Airport to Green T Cay 8:30 am 10:30 11:30 1:30 2:30 3:30 4:30 5
New Plymouth one way adult $10 (Children $7) Round trip $15 Extra to some G T Cay docks
Abaco Adventures Ph 365-8749 VHF Ch 16
Treasure Cay to Guana Cay Sunday Lv 12 & returns 4:45 p.m. $25 RT
T Cay to Man-O-War/ Hope Town Wed 9:30 am, return 4:30 pm $35 RT
T Cay to Guana Cay Sunset Cruise Fr $25, call for time
Pinder's Ferry Service Between Abaco & Grand Bahama -
Crown Haven, Abaco to McLean's Town, Grand Bah. -Daily 7:00 am & 2:30 pm
McLean's Town to Crown Haven return Daily 8:30 am & 4:30 pm
Fare $45 OW / $90 RT Children half fare Call Abaco 365-2356 for information
Bus between Freeport and McLean's Town Rental automobiles at both terminals.
Bahamas Ferries Sandy Point to Nassau under 4 Hr. Call Sandy Point 366-4119
or Marsh Harbour 367-5250 for sailing dates Adults $95 RT, $55 OW Cars & trucks
Enovahs Bus Service Hourly bus through Murphy Town, Dundas Town & Marsh Harbour to Ferry
dock. Spring City early morning & late afternoon.
The Great Abaco Express Marsh Harbour bus to N Abaco Call 367-2165
Lv Marsh H. 5 am & 12:30 pm, connect with ferry to Grand Bahama & bus to Freeport
Lv Crown Haven 9:30 am & 5:30 pm bringing ferry passengers to Marsh Harbour
Abaco Marinas Slips Fuel Phone
W alker's Cay -.................................. Closed
Green Turtle Cay
Bluff House ...............45....... F......365-4200
Green Turtle Club .....32....... F......365-4271
Black Sound Marina...15................365-4531
Other Shore Club.......12....... F......365-4195
Abaco Yacht Service..10....... F......365-4033
Treasure Cay Marinal50...... F......365-8250
Man-O-War Marina ...26....... F......365-6008
Boat Harbour Marina183....... F......367-2736
Conch Inn...................75....... F .....367-4000
Harbour View Marina.36....... F .....367-2182
Marsh Harbour Marina52 F 367 2700
Hope Town Marina.....16................366-0003
Hope Town Hideaways..................366-0224
Lighthouse Marina .......6....... F......366-0154
Sea Spray..................50....... F......366-0065
Spanish Cay Marina...75....... F......365-0083
Orchid Bay.................32....... F......365-5175
Boats can clear Customs at Green Turtle Cay,
Treasure Cay or Marsh Harbour
Tours & Excursions
Abaco Island Tours Marsh Harbour 367-2936
Above & Below Marsh Harbour 367-0350
Dive Abaco 1978, Marsh Harbour 367-2787
Brendals Dive Green Turtle Cay 365-4411
Excursion boat Froggies Hope T 366-0024
Excursion boat Froggies Hope T 366-0431
Points of Interest
Albert Lowe Museum .......................................Green Turtle Cay
Capt Roland Roberts House, reef exhibits.......Green Turtle Cay
Memorial Sculpture Garden.......................... Green Turtle Cay
Wyannie Malone Historical Museum........................Hope Town
Elbow Cay Light Station...........................................Hope Town
Walk to & swim on Mermaid Reef off M Harb. Pelican Shore
Drive to & swim in Blue Hole off Treasure Cay farm road
Art studio & working foundry- Little Harbour
Pocket beaches Crossing Beach in Marsh Harbour
Witches Point 3 miles S. of Marsh Harbour
Little Harbour 20 miles S. of Marsh Harbour
Cherokee 23 miles S of Marsh Harbour
Miles of beach are generally on ocean exposures
Treasure Cay Green Turtle Cay
Guana Cay Man-0-War Cay Elbow Cay Casuarina Point *
Bahama Palm Shore Sandy Point & more
Bonefish Guides Cherokee
Sandy Point Theodore Sawyer ...366-2111
Patrick Roberts .. 366-4286 Will Sawyer............. 366-2177
Nicholas Roberts Marty Sawyer.......... 366-2115
Derrick Gaitor Noel Lowe ...............366-2107
Ferdinand Burrows 366-4133 Randy Sawyer.........366-2284
Anthony Bain ......366-4107
Floyd Burrows .... 366-4175
Links Adderly .....366-4335
Ricky Burrows .... 366-4233
Jody Albury......... 375-8068
Terrance Davis.... 367-4464
Buddy Pinder...... 366-2163
Justin Sands ......367-3526
Jay Sawyer ........367-3941
David Albury .......365-6059
Tony Russell .......366-3259
Junior Albury ...........366-3058
Maitland Lowe ........366-0234
Pope McKenzie .......477-5894
Orthnell Russell ......365-0125
Edward Rolle ..........365-0024
Green Turtle Cay
Ronnie Sawyer .......365-4070
Jeff Survance ..........365-4040
Ricky Sawyer ..........365-4261
To Abaco by land and sea from Florida Take Discovery Cruise
Line (954-971-7347) from Ft. Lauderdale or CloudX ferry (866-473-3779) from
West Palm Beach to Freeport Bus to McLeans Town Ferry to Crown Haven *
Bus to Green Turtle Ferry or Marsh Harbour *Taxi to Marsh Harbour ferry dock
* Ferry to Hope Town, Man-0-War or Guana Cay Its an adventure
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
Laysue Boat Rentals ......................... 367-4414
Pier One Boat Rentals ....................... 367-3587
Power Cat Boat Rentals .................... 367-4620
Quality Star Texaco Cars................... 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
Wilmac Car Rentals .......367-4970 or 367-4313
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
Loggerhead Boat Rental.................... 365-5461
New Plymouth Cart Rentals..365-4188 or 4149
Reef Boat Rentals ............................. 365-4145
Sea Side Carts................................... 477-5497
T & A Cart Rentals .................... 375-8055
Donna Sands Cart Rentals ............... 365-5195
Dive Guana Boats & bikes................. 365-5178
Conch Pearl Boat Rentals.................. 365-6059
Island Treasures Cart Rentals........... 365-6072
Ria-Mar Golf Cart Rentals.................. 365-6024
Water Ways Boat Rent...357-6540 & 365-6143
Bike Shop Bicycle Rentals ................ 366-0292
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
Alison Car Rent ................................. 365-8193
Cash's Carts .................................... 365-8771
Claridge's Cart Rentals ..................... 365-8248
Cornish Car Rentals........................... 365-8623
JIC Boat Rentals ............................... 365-8465
Triple J Car Rentals ........................... 365-8761
Prices $ Low, $$ Moderate, $$$ Upper
(Based on dinner entree range)
+ Picnic tables & restroom only t Provides ride from town
Anglers..............................$$$ .. ....367-2158
Curly Tails .....................$$$ .............367-4444
G ino's .................................$ ......... 367-2002
Golden Grouper ...........................367-2301
Jam ie's Place.....................$ .............367-2880
Jib Room .........................$$ .............367-2700
Kentucky Fried Chicken..................367-2615
Mangoes ......................$$$ .............367-2366
Pop's Place........................$ .....+.....367-3796
Sapodilly's ...................$$$ .............367-3498
Sea Shells .........................$ .............367-4460
Snack Shack .....................$ .....+....367-4005
Snappas .............................$ .............367-2278
Subway ................................... ...367-2798
W allys ..........................$$$ .............367-2074
Mother Merle's .................$$
Abaco Inn ...................$$$ .............366-0133
Cap'n Jacks .......................$ .............366-0247
Harbour's Edge............... $$.............366-0087
H T Harbour Lodge .......$$$ .............366-0095
Munchies .................. ........ ....366-0423
Sea Spray ......................$$ ..........366-0065
Hibiscus ................................. 365-6380
Island Treats Snack Bar.....................365-6501
Blue Water Grill..............$$$ .............365-5230
Grabbers ......................$$$ .............365-5133
Guana Seaside .............$$$ .............365-5106
Nippers ........................$$$ ............365-5143
Orchid Bay ......................................... 265-5175
Florence's Cafe .................$
Harbour Cafe ....................$.............365-8635
Hudson's Delight ...............$............365-8648
Spinnaker Restaurant ...$$$.............365-8469
Touch of Class .............$$$ .............365-8195
Green Turtle Cay
Bluff House .................$$$.............365-4200
Jolly Roger Bistro.............$$ .............365-4200
Green Turtle Club .........$$$ .............365-4271
Harvey's Island Grill.........$$ .............365-4389
Laura's Kitchen ...............$$ .............365-4287
Mclntosh's Restaurant ....$$.............365-4625
Plymouth Rock Cafe ..........................365-4234
Rooster's Rest ................$$ ....... ....365-4066
Wrecking Tree Restauranf H Cafe Open Nights Only
Harbour Caf6 (ferry dock) ..$ .....+...365-8635
Pete & Gays ........... $$$ ............366-4119
Rickmon Bonefish Lodge................... 366-4477
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V OLUME 1 4, NUMBER 17, SEPTEMBER 1st, 2006
Proposed project will be a complete town
Another large development will bring hundreds more visitors
Nominations for local government
will replace appointed members
Local government elections were held
in June 2005. Several districts on Abaco
did not nominate enough persons to form
committees and districts councils. Central
government appointed persons to fill these
vacancies and these persons have served
for the past two years. The Act requires
that the appointed persons serve for only
Last November the people of Man-O-
War petitioned central government to hold
an election there to replace the two ap-
pointed members. They were told that the
appointed members could serve for the en-
tire three-year term until the next local gov-
ernment election to be held in June 2008.
However, their request for an election was
satisfied by the new central government
elected in May 2007 and an election was
held on Man-O-War on August 2.
There are quite a few town commit-
tees and districts councils throughout The
Bahamas that had appointed members.
Central government recently announced
that elections will be held to replace these
also. August 28 was the date for anyone to
nominate for these positions. The results
on Abaco are as follows:
Hope Town had one vacancy and only
one person, Lana Russell, nominated .
Dundas Town had three vacancies
but only two person nominated. They are
Glender Archer and D'Shan Maycock.
Sandy Point had one vacancy and only
Arthur Lightbourn nominated.
No election will be held on Abaco since
those who nominated are not being contest-
ed. For other areas that had more nomina-
tions than positions, the election date will
be September 19.
This is an artist's concept of the Schoo-
-, ner Bay project, a large proposed devel-
opment. If it is approved, the project will
have a total of about 600 units, both condos
and private residences, built on 220 acres.
It will be a complete community compactly
built around a harbour and marina. There
will be two villages, one tightly clustered
near the marina and center of the devel-
.'T ,opment while the other will be a quieter
residential area. Running through the com-
muniteis will be a central greenway. It
will limit the use of cars so the residents
will depend on golf carts for transportation
within the project. Dunes and vegetation
1 along the baeach will be maintained as well
as forested woodlands.
The architecture of the buildings will
resemble older Bahamian-sytle buildings.
The preliminary sketches include shops
and everything necessary for a small town.
These include a yacht club, fuel facility,
dry boat storage, community meeting hall,
hotel, clinic, fire station, restaurant, tennis
I courts, even an organic garden. The archi-
oner Bay is located between Bahama Palm tectural firm that designed it is the same
marina in an existing swampy area. Thefill that designed Seaside Village, a highly ac-
claimed town in the Florid panhandle. The
layout appears to be designed for pedestrian
or cart traffic.
First Caribbean Bank
honoured its oldest customers
T,- -;PI fE B AN~r
Pal il In we l r cer I j Li 7
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Memorial Park in Marsh
Harbour is beautified
After many years of requesting that three pieces of land Oe set aside for public use in
Marsh Harbour, Mrs. Yvonne Key finally succeeded in acquiring them from central
government. The Marsh Harbour Sporting Association now has several acres on the
road to the airport for sporting facilities, the piece where Dr. Ejnar Gottlieb had
his clinic is now set aside for a library and a piece on the harbour is dedicated as
a Memorial Garden. Mrs. Key has i/, rirly landscaped it, putting in paths, sod and
decorative plants. The park is dedicated to many people who have contributed signifi-
(u,,il to the development of Marsh Harbour. See story on page 2.
Mr. Albert Albury is the oldest customer of First Caribbean International Bank in
Marsh Harbour and for this honour the bank presented him with a check for $500.
He is now 93 years old. He opened an account with Canadian Imperial Bank of Com-
merce, the predecessor of First Caribbean Bank, when it first opened in 1959 Mr.
Albert was presented with his check by Juanette Curry, Customer Service Manager,
and Bryan Thompson, Relationship Manager, Corporate.
By Jennifer Hudson
Ninety-three-year-old Marsh Harbour
resident, Mr. Albert Albury, was hon-
oured in a short ceremony at the First
Caribbean International Bank's Marsh
Harbour branch on August 20th. Mr.
Albury, the bank's oldest customer with
an account on Abaco, first opened an
account with CIBC here in 1959. Five
years ago CIBC merged with Barclays
Bank PLC to become First Caribbean
International Bank, one of the region's
largest financial institutions. Mr. Albury
had high praise for the bank saying, "I
cannot be treated better and have never
had any problems. Everything I own is in
this bank except my house and land."
Mr. Albury was presented with a
$500 gift certificate for Price Right and
a First Caribbean gift bag containing a
clock, leather portfolio, pens and other
gift items by Juanyette Curry, Customer
Service Manager and Bryan Thomp-
son, Corporate Manager. Accompany-
ing Mr. Albury to help him celebrate
the occasion were five generations of
his family including two daughters, two
granddaughters, two great-granddaugh-
ters and a great, great granddaughter
and great, great grandson, whose moth-
Please see Bank
Page 2 B The Abaconian
September 1, 2007
Bank celebrated its fifth anniversary
er, Jessica Spicer, is an employee of First
Caribbean International Bank.
Ms. Juanyette Curry explained that this
day was set aside throughout the entire
region of The Bahamas to honour Senior
Citizen customers of First Caribbean Bank
as part of their five-year celebration of the
combining of the two banks. Mr. Albury
just missed being the oldest customer in the
entire Bahamas by two years.
The bank was festively decorated with
multicolored balloons and was playing
Golden Oldies over the loudspeaker "to
bring back memories for the senior citi-
zens," stated Ms. Curry. After the cer-
emony Mr Albury was invited to partake
of the large spread of refreshments which
had been provided and to which any senior
citizens visiting the bank that day was also
First Caribbean International Bank is
of the opinion that once people enter their
golden years they deserve to be given spe-
cial regard, and they are happy to give
them a helping hand. Persons 65 years and
over can enjoy banking free of practically
every regular bank charge. The bank of-
fers a Senior Savings account and a Senior
Checking account which allow free depos-
its and withdrawals and no service charges.
The also free Automated Banking Machine
(ABM) transactions using a free First Ca-
ribbean Bank Card; free Internet Banking
and a more favourable interest rate on Sav-
ings Deposits. First Caribbean can arrange
to have recurring bills and other expenses
paid automatically from either of the Se-
nior Accounts and any retirement benefits,
pension payments, fixed deposit interest,
or other such payments may be depos-
ited directly to a Senior Account. Anyone
wishing to open a First Caribbean Senior
Account is invited to visit the bank and talk
with any of the personal bankers.
I B''I I
Mr. Albert Albury is surrounded byJ ,iiily, a total offive generations. They are, standing,
Annette Long, granddaughter; Bessie Pinder and Lela Bethel, daughters; Carter Spic-
er great, great-granddaguther; and Barbara Bethel, granddaughter. Seated are Maisie
Long, great-great granddaughter; Makyia Long, great-granddaughter; Mr. Albert and
Jessica Spicer, great-graddaughter.
Abaco Real Estate Agency
www.abacobahamas.com Call Bill Thompson :242-477-5712
Long Beach -The Manhattan
bedroom, 3 bath
home in Long
This spacious home sits 35' above sea level
and is only 350' from the beach with
breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean.
Purchaser Pays 1/2 Stamp Tax & Own Legal Fees.
Haven & Sunrise
MLS # 1065
Perfect opportunity to own & operate your
own mini resort which sit on an I 1,891 sq.
ft. parcel right in the heart of Guana Cay.
Purchaser Pays 1/2 Stamp Tax & Own Legal Fees.
Long Beach Lots408 & 409
S-~^ MLS # 1008
These 2 lots are only 150 yards to the 78,400
sq. ft. community beach area on 5 miles of
B$90,000 Gross, Each
Purchaser Pays 1/2 Stamp Tax & Own Legal Fees.
parcels 2 +/- acres
with 100' of
MLS # 1095
Sea ofAbaco side is in a cove with great location
for private dock Lush tropical vegetation, great
elevation. Ideal location for a family estate/retreat
Purchaser Pays 1/2 Stamp Tax & Own Legal Fees.
in Marsh Harbour
MLS # 1078
This "pie shaped" property boasts 34,385 sq.
ft. with 175' near the road and 40' of
waterfront with a private, very protected dock
Purchaser Pays 1/2 Stamp Tax & Own Legal Fees.
Located on the
the Settlement &
Blue Water Grill
MLS # 1063
This amazing 3 bedroom 3 bath home built on
a 50,730 Sq.Ft lot with 130' protected waterfront
Ideal spot to build your own private dock
Purchaser Pays 1/2 Stamp Tax & Own Legal Fees.
S10,400 + sq. ft.
This property great views of both the Atlantic
and Sea-of-Abaco.This is the best deal on
Guana Cay and won't last hurry !!
Purchaser Pays 1/2 Stamp Tax & Own Legal Fees.
Orchid Bay is a
MLS # 1090
Beautiful 36,700 sq. ft waterfront lot in Orchid
Bay development on Guana Cay. Great
elevations and views of the Sea-of-Abaco.
Purchaser Pays 1/2 Stamp Tax & Own Legal Fees.
MLS # 1070
Large waterfront residential lot located on the
private island of Scotland Cay, with access to
the beautiful beach on the Atlantic Ocean
Purchaser Pays 1/2 Stamp Tax & Own Legal Fees.
* Ph : (242) 367-2719
* Fax : (242) 367-2359
* P.O. Box AB20404
* Marsh Harbour, Abaco,
.J4 for a very private
book. piece of paradise.
.' "Exclusive Listing
Beautiful 31,450 +/- sq. ft. Sea-to-Sea property
has great elevation and 135' on The Sea of
Abaco with deep water for a private dock
Purchaser Pays 1/2 Stamp Tax & Own Legal Fees.
Guana Cay Home &Apartment
MLS # 1088
Beautiful two story home with 1,200 sq. ft. of
tiled living space on the second floor with 3
bedrooms, 2 bathrooms with much more!
Purchaser Pays 1/2 Stamp Tax & Own Legal Fees.
MLS # 1064
Sea ShoresVillas (3 2 bd I-1/2 bath villas),
Swimming pool, 250' long protected Marina,
Laundromat, Gift Shop & Storage Building.
Purchaser Pays 1/2 Stamp Tax & Own Legal Fees.
By Jennifer Hudson
The Marsh Harbour Memorial Gar-
den Committee will hold its second an-
nual induction ceremony to the Wall of
Heroes at 4 p.m. on October 6. Any-
one who is interested in having a plaque
placed on this wall in memory of some-
one who has contributed to the growth
of Marsh Harbour is asked to contact
Yvonne Key 367 2243 or Kandi Pinder
Mrs. Key stated that the ceremony is
held each year as close to the National
Heroes Day, October 12, as possible
but since people may be away for the
holiday weekend the ceremony is being
held on October 6. The public is in-
vited to attend and refreshments will be
served following the ceremony.
September 1, 2007 The Abaconian Page 3 B
unique Properties Local Knowledge
Member of the Abaco MLS... another reason to list with us.
GREEN TURTLE CAY #3208 I URTLE'S NE
teaming with boneish and sea life $495,000.
$3,800,000. 100 ft dock permit Lot 15000 sq ft plus $950,000.
GREEN TURTLE CAY #3031 Coco BAY GUANA CAY #3001
HARBOURFRONT 15 ftdredgedchannel,40ft dock Close QUANT beach house wth 2
proximity to resorts and beach Perfect home site $650,000. Property dimensions: 60 ft or
GUANA BEACH HOUSE
HIGH ROCKS #3248
LUBBERS QUARTERS #3785 WILL'S PL
LUBBERS QUARTERS #1851 FLIP FLOP LUBBERS QUARTERS #3850
BEACHFRONT Very private beach house on 19 acres of lush, WATERFRONT on the Sea ofAbaco 2
tropical foliage, sleeps 4 with private dock and beach $440,000. plus dock with sufficient water at low t
At . ........~
MARSH HARBOUR #3467
bed 2 bath Great views from wide verandahs $795,000.
SUGAR LOAF CAY #2817
I bed I bath cottage Elect ty frommainland $2,875,000.
bed 6 bath, hangar and docng for 80 ft vessel US$5,950,000.
TILLOO CAY #3981 TILLOO PROPRT
WATERFRONT A 4247 acre proper
from this 40ft elevaton, dock large basn $2,890,000.
; 7j -: -
TILLOO CAY #3792 ONE ACRE WATERFRONT
WATERFRONT great e evation and room for a protected dock
with good water depth $350,000.
SERENITY HOUSE TREASURE CAY #3073
4 5 bath 5,600 sq ft home on 2 expansive lots $5,200,000.
MY ISLAND RETREAT TREASURE CAY #2516
around screened-in verandahs Greatviews $1,300,000.
TREASURE CAY #3079 SAND BANKS HA
LOTS & ACREAGE
GREEN TURTLE CAY
Coco BAY LOT #303 I $650,000.
Contact Stan Sawyer 2425770291
BAHAMA CORAL ISLAND
LOT 58, BLOCK I I, SUBDIVISION I #335
Contact Stan Sawyer: 2425770291
H i. i i H i i
TREASURE CAY #1660
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Sailing trip brought
By Olivia Patterson
Bahamas Marine Mammal
I've never spent more than a day or two
on a sailboat. Consecutively. And I get sea
sick. So why, you ask, did I live aboard
one for an entire month, spending full days
rolling around in the sea of The Bahamas?
The answer, for me, is easy. I love re-
I recently returned to Abaco after a
month long charter on the R/V Odyssey,
a 95-foot sailboat that the Bahamas Marine
Mammal Research Organisation chartered
as our research platform. The purpose of
the cruise was to begin a three-year effort
studying the abundance and distribution of
beaked whales in The Bahamas. On leaving
Abaco my expectations were high the op-
portunity of spending so many days at sea
would certainly give us the chance to have
numerous encounters. We might encounter
whales or dolphins everyday how great
would that be! What I found is that this
was not only a study on beaked whales, but
also a study on our patience and frustration
At the very start of H l ,, -
our journey we were
unlucky enough to have -
so we were detained -
on Grand Bahama.
When our problem was
fixed, the weather got
too windy for observa- .-
tions. There we were,
stuck in a marina . .
not on the water where Ola
we were supposed to
waters of the Cel
be. Luckily, we had er-
SThis was a pair
rands to do and a very
saw. Two whale
friendly taxi driver to help us along; oth-
erwise, we may have gone stir crazy. One
of the best points about our detainment in
Freeport was that it was just after The Ba-
hamas general election. Our country was
at a turning point, heading for change, and
everyone we met had very positive atti-
tudes towards the future. While we were
there, a big event was held to welcome the
new Prime Minister, Hubert Ingraham,
and some new cabinet ministers. There
was a great atmosphere at the ceremony,
and it was encouraging to see so many Ba-
hamians bonding with each other.
After nearly becoming a fixture in Free-
port, the weather finally gave us a break.
We were elated to finally start doing re-
search. Eerily surrounded by smoke from
the Florida forest fires, we left the harbour
and made our way to deeper waters. Our
very first encounter was with a large group
of Pan-tropical Spotted Dolphins. It was a
good sign. The excitement of the encoun-
ter gave us hope for more. However, still
plagued by bad weather, we spent a good
amount of time evading storms. By means
was one of me researchers wno sauea in me
ntral Bahamas studying whales and dolphins.
of Pan Tropical Spotted Dolphins that they
photos courtesy of BMMRO.
of zig-zag transect lines we made our way
through Northwest Providence Channel
and south to the Tongue of The Ocean.
Aside from Abaco, Andros is one of the
places that the project has spent a signifi-
cant amount of time (all in recent years).
The purpose of our this visit was to test the
efficiency of a new surface-towed hydro-
phone system in detecting beaked whales.
The U.S. Navy base AUTEC on Andros
has an array of bottom-mounted hydro-
phones that have already been proven to
detect beaked whales. So if we could hear
beaked whales on both systems at the same
time, then we would confirm that the new
mobile system is effective.
It was very windy on Andros, and con-
ditions were not good for finding beaked
whales visually. So it was satisfying for the
team to at least be able to listen for whales.
To the delight of everyone on board (crew
included) we heard beaked whales on our
towed array! Not only was this a reward for
many hours spent rocking around in rough
seas, but it means a lot for future research.
After Andros our journey took us to Nas-
sau harbour to switch a couple team mem-
bers. Ordinarily, you'd think this might
affect group cohesion, but our new team
members jumped right in and we continued
splendidly. It had been many years since I
had spent any amount of time around Nas-
sau harbour, and I very nearly got culture
shock. Coming from a relatively quiet tour-
ist destination, it was quite an eye-opener
to see the hustle, bustle and mass-tourism
of cruise ships and tour boats in Nassau.
After Nassau we motored north again.
It seemed as though we transversed North
West Providence Channel a dozen times,
our zig-zag transects taking us back and
forth (haven't we already seen the Berrys
today? Wait, is that Moore's Island again?)
This is the head of a sperm whale at the
surface that had a net that it was entan-
gled in. It was around the lower jaw that
would have kept it from feeding. However,
it somehow freed itself.
It's sort of a weird sensation to be travel-
ing around like this when you are used to
studying in just a 11 by three mile transect
grid off Sandy Point.
As a result of our course, we were able
to identify potential areas of importance
for marine mammals in The Bahamas.
More research is needed, of course, and
more "ground" needs to be covered before
conclusions are made. What I do know is
that the weather got better, and we had a
number of encounters once we made it to
Northwest Providence Channel this time.
Most outstanding in my mind was an
encounter with sperm whales. This was
only my fourth sighting of sperm whales
(in nearly 13 years of on and off whale sur-
veys), and we came across a group of them
resting at the surface. They were behaving
strangely and after a bit we realized one of
them was entangled in a net, which is why
it was rolling erratically while its counter-
parts continued traveling.
Part of our group took the tender to
get a closer look and found that the net
was wrapped around the whale's lower
jaw this would impair its feeding abil-
Please see Whales Study Page 19
Aisle of Palm Realty
P.O.Box AB 20900
Brent Cartwright, Broker, BRI
0l AIsle '1
email brent@aisleofpalmrealty com
website www aisleofpalmrealty com
Maria Silvester, BRI
Giselle Mclntosh Junior Mernard
Phone 365-4655 Phone 366-0361
Hope Town 1374 Best priced sandy beach
lot on island. Beautifully landscaped and
ready for building.
Little Harbour 1335 Spacious 2/2 cottage on
large hillside lot, great ocean views.
The Abaco Club 1363 Two adjacent beach lots
with unobstructed views of Winding Bay.
Blue Surf Cottage 1362 Spectacular 3/3 ocean-
front home built with no expenses spared.
Orchid Bay waterfront lot 1368 Bay lot, excel-
lent height, good draft to shoreline.
Bahama Palm Shores A large selection of
interior and beach lots starting at $25,000
Tkn GC.+ Akrn lA lk 1 1Q0 I ff, ; 3 /1
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Winding Bay available starting at $61,900 home on a double lot positioned to capture
Winding Bay available starting at $61,900
views from every room.
Guana beachfront home 1256 3/2 on high
dune, endless views. Great rental history. Royal Harbour waterfront lots Two waterfront
Guana hilltop lot 1320 55' elevations with lots, both offering great dockage.
bay and ocean views. A must see!!
Sea Glass 1337 3/2 home on Guana Cay with
beach access just steps away. $439,000
Regattas Penthouse unit 1334 The only
3/3 init in complex. Very spacious, wonderful
kitchen, double patio, huge master bath. A
must see unit.
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Sales Team of
Ed& Cindy Newdl
James Moir Broker
Restaurant For Sale
(Ref#7 81) Fully equipped & furnished 2,818 sq. ft. restaurant
located at Treasure Cay highway intersection. Situated on
26,136 sq. ft. parcel. Seating capacity ofapprox. 70. Great
location catering to Treasure Cay community. $517,000.
(Ref #483) Elegant & luxurious 4 bedroom, 5.5 bath Ocean
Blvd Estate approx. 6,900 s/f, on 1.6 acres with 153' on the
beach, landscaped, fully furnished, high ceilings, marble floors,
2 car garage, includes vehicles. $4,900,000.
(Ref#5 89) Luxurious 1 acre beachfront estate 4 bedroom 3.5
bath main house on T .C. point beach plus 3 bedroom 3 bath 2
storey guest house. Spectacular views, superior architectural
design andfinishes throughout, fully furnished $4,575,000.
"Peace & Plenty"
(Ref #503) Splendid7 bed, 4.5 bath 2 storey, fully furnished
OceanBlvdbeachfront estate, situatedin 1.453 superbly
landscaped acres with 163' of spectacular beach frontage,
magnificent views, covered balconies, superior finishes, guest
cotage, ideal location with privacy. $3,800,000.
(Ref#317) Superb 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath fully furnished, 3,500
sq. ft. beachfront home. Sensational beach & ocean views,
many extras. $2,800,000.
(Ref# 601) Canal front 2 storey, 5,500 s/f 6 bedroom,4.5 bath
privatehome on largeproperty, 100'private dock, 6' depth.
Recently renovated, fully furnished, 4 car garage $2,625,000.
(Ref# 808) Elegant 3 bedroom, 3 bath furnished canalfront
home, 3,430 s/f under roof on 2 landscaped ots totaling0.714
acres. 180' of deep water canal frontage with 118' offully
serviced dock. Great harbour views. $2,525,000.
"Porter Place Brigantine Bay
(Ref# 868) Newly constructed, elegantly furnished bed, 3
bath canalfront home, 3,040 s/f under roof, double garage,
165' deep water, protected dock with new boat lift, on 14,818
s/fparcel on quiet cul-de-sac. $1,600,000.
Windhrun Beach New Home
(Ref#780) 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 2,500 sq. ft. new home with 106'
of seawalled sandy beachfront, steps to beach and sensational
Sea ofAbaco views. $1,150,000.
"Laguna" Galleon Bay Home
(Ref#745)3 bedroom,2 bath single storey, 1,550 sq. ft. canal
front home, fully furnished, located on elevated landscaped
lot, carport & garage, deep water dock with boat lift.
(Ref# 712) 3 bed, 2.5 bath,1,600 s/f furnished canalfront
home on Brigantine Bay, on elevated 10,000 s/f lot with 80'
of bulk-headed sea-wall and fully serviced 30' new dock.
Separate garage. Superb water views. $799,500.
Just Off The Beach
(Ref #771)Attractive, fully furnished, 3 bedroom, 2 bath,
2,244 sq. ft. home just one block from Treasure Cay Beach
"Home, Swet Home" $345,00.
(Ref #784) 2 bed, 2 bath, 1,240 s/f fully furnished home
situatedon 13,500 s/flot close to beach. Adjoining lot also
Royal Poinciana Beachfront Condonmiiums -Phase 4
(Ref# 716) Premier 3 level, 3 bed, 4.5 bath, plus loft newly
built condos on Treasure Cay Beach. 2,860 s/f under roof,
attached garage. Plus 644 s/f of covered & open balconies &
porches. Exceptional Sea ofAbaco views. Many upgaded
features. Only 2 left. Each $2,075,00.
"Halyara Quay" Luxury Condoiniunms
(Ref # 827) "Island Living...at the Right Price!
Superior 3 & 4 bedroom 1,568 s/f & 2,108 s/f waterfront
condos, gated community, 15' beam dock slip & private
garage included, tur-key packages available.
Pre-construcian piding from $603,000.
Atlanth Condo # 2209
(Ref #770) Elegantly furnished & well maintained 2 bed, 2
bath 2ndlevel condo, vaulted ceilings overlooking Brigantine
Bay. Includes boat slip & finger dock.for32' boat. $549,000.
(Ref#600) Newly constructed 3 bed, 2 bath, 1,300 sq. ft.
luxury condominiums, cose to beach, marina, restaurants &
shops. Superior finishes, fully furnished
Financing Available $495,000.
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rime Real Estate Listings Throughout Aba<
Beach Villa 507
(Ref# 782) Newly renovated, 2 bed, 2 bath villa. 1,150 sq. ft.
tastefully furnished, plus 592 sq. ft. exterior patios. Many
extras, 5 minute walk to beach, close to marina, shops and
golf course. $490,000.
Briganine Beach Condo
(Ref# 369) 2 bed, 2.5 bath townhouse with ocean views,just
steps from the beach, furnished, rental history. $458,000.
Beach Villa # 506
(Ref#636) 2 bed, 2 bath garden view villa, completely
renovated in 2005, all new furnishings & appliances. 1,250 s/f
beautiful living space, Private garden patios
(Owner inaningAvailable) Reduced $405,000.
Beach Villa 504 A & B
(Ref #743) 2 furnished bedroom, 1 bath adjoining Garden
Villas, each with full kitchen & living, excellent rental
history as single or combined units. Sold together, turn-key
Mariner's Cove Cndondoinnms
(Ref# 454) 2 bed, 1 bath, 21 evel poolside unit $317,900.
(Ref#655) 2 bed, 1 bath unit with marina views $317,900.
(Ref# 807) 1 bed, 1 bath groundlevel unit, well maintained,
(Ref#455) 1 bed, 1 bath, groundlevel, poolside $185,900.
Ocean Blvd Beackfjont Parcel
(Ref# 870) Exceptional beachfrontparcel of approx 1.58 acres
on prestigious Ocean Blvdwith 147' of beach frontage on
pristine Treasure Cay Beach. Cleared, all utilities available.
Breath-taking beach & sea views. $1600,000.
Beaufijl Beachjkont Parcel- Ocean BIl.
(Ref# 876) 1.5 acre parcel with 100' of beach frontage and
500'plus depth on spectacular Treasure CayBeach. All
utilities available Gorgeousbeach & sea views. $1,510,000.
Treasure Cay Beach Lot
(Ref# 654) Prime elevated parcel of 12,800 s/f with 118' of
pristine beach frontage in protected cove. Fully cleared, all
utilities available, superior sea views. $1,480,000.
Treasure Cay Beaclhfont Lot
(Ref#705) Choice 12,281 s/f residential parcel with good
elevation on spectacular Treasure CayBeach. 95' of sugar-fine
white sandbeach frontage. All utilities available. Sensational
(Ref # 590) Located on BeFa beach near the T.C. Point
with 136' of fabulous b iNlI'tage, views of Green Turtle
Cay, total of 28,700 s/f,3et ir construction, all utilities
available, quiet & seclu( 4?Cul de sac. $1,330,000.
Windward Beach Waterfont Parcel
(Ref# 817) Halfacre waterfront residential parcel directly on
Sea of Abaco with 124' of beach frontage near end of
Windward Beach. Newly installed sea wall. All utilities
Brigantine Bay Canal Lot
(Ref# 841) 11,200 s/f fully cleared lot. 80' of water bulkhead
on beautiful Brigantine Bay. All utilities available.Pilings in
place for dock. Great water views. $455,000.
Galleon Bay Canal Lot
(Ref#422) Prime Canal Front clearedlot totaling 10,295 s/f
and 88' + of protected canal water frontage situated on the
wide expanse of picturesque Galleon Bay, quick access to the
Sea ofAbaco. $350,000.
Rock Point Waterftjnt Parcel
(Ref# 783) 12,200 s/f waterfront residential parcel near
entrance to Treasure Cay Marina. 90' of newly installed sea
wall. Fully cleared, all utilities available. Great views of Sea
of Abaco. $289,000.
Flamingo Drive Lot 66
(Ref#558) Large residential lot situated on a quiet Flamingo
Drive cul-de-sac, an ideal home building site, all utilities, in-
cluding electricity, water, telephone, Cable TV & DSL access
available at the lot line. $66,00.
Residential Inland Lot
roadAll utilities are available at the property boundaryinclud-
ing TV&DSL. $45,000.
Bahamas Real Estate
ABACO CLUB AT WINDING BAY
(Ref#727) Spectacular 1.1 acre estate lot overlookingthe 18th
hole with superb elevation & magnificent views of theAtlantic
Ocean. Easy access to the clubhouse and amenities.
Sea ofAbaco Lot Ql
(Ref# 845) Large25,658 s/flot with 172'frontage in quiet cove
on Sea ofAbaco, good elevations, native vegetation, access
privileges to Atlantic Ocean beaches $559,000.
GREAT CISTERN CAY
(Ref# 659) Beautiful, fully furnished. 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath,
2,400 s/f waterfront home on 1/2 acre. 193' elevated Sea of
Abaco frontage, Fantastic views, $875,000.
(Ref #347) 2.2 acres, sea to sea, total 280' water frontage,
ideal for boat dockage in protected Little Harbour, large natu-
ral cave. Reduced Price $608,000.
(Ref # 757) 3 bed, 3 bath, plus loft, fully furnished home on
11,619 s/f canal front parcel. 95' sea wall, 68' fully serviced,
deep water dock. 2,500 s/f living space, recently renovated
Underground utilities. 250' from beach access. $776,000.
(Ref# 861) 2 bedroom, 2 bath furnished canalfront home on
12,100 s/f canal parcel with 110' of bulkheaded frontage & two
25' deep water docks on quiet finger canal. Close to beach.
Option available for two adj joining canal lots $656,000.
Canal Front Home
(Ref# 124) 2 bedroom 2 bath fully furnishedhome, open
living/kitchen. 50' bulkhead & dock on deep water protected
canal, close to beach. Reduced Price $348,000.
(Ref# 823) 10,708 s/f canal lot w/130' frontage & dock $392,000.
(Ref#602) 15,334 s/f canal corner lot w/197' seawall $334,000.
(Ref #704) 10,400 s/f elevated canal lot w/104' frontage$299,000.
(Ref #597) 11,242 s/f canal lot w/171' seawall, sea view$265,000.
(Ref#811) 10,400 s/fseaview comerlot, nearbeach $107,000.
(Ref #567) 2.139 acres on highway near LeisureLee $149,700.
Atlantc Oceanjont Parcel
(Ref#746) Approx. 1 acre residential parcel with 154' of
elevated shoreline on Atlantic Ocean, near Orchid Bay
community, great ocean views. $395,000.
Atlantic Ocean View Lot 121, Dolphin Beach Estates
(Ref# 843) 17,500 s/flot in planned residential community. All
utilities installed. Includes house plans for 4,350 s/f under roof
eleveted home. Ocean Views, close to Beach B$287,500.
Great Abaco Cl4 Canalont Home
(Ref# 637) Elegantly furnished bedroom, 4 bath, 2,800 s/f
home. State-of-the-art kitchen. Canal-side pool, spacious patio,
42' deep water canal frontage, gated community $2,185,000.
GREEN TURTLE CA Y
(Reff662) Beautiful 4 bed5 bath Beachfront Estate Main
House, Guest House and Apt. total 3,634 s/f on 0.878 acres
on White Sound with 120' dock, fresh water pool 173' beach
frontage, great elevation, magnificent views, furnished.
(Main House & Guest House also available epaately)
Sea View Eleted Lot
(Ref#684) Hilltop 0.405 acre parcel in planned residential
community of "Island Reach", perched high on White Sound
Bluff, one of the highest elevations on Green Thrtle Cay, over
looking the Sea ofAbaco, $725,000.
BAHAMA PALM SHORES
Atfanti Ocean Beach Front Parel
(Ref # 714) 45,343 s/f parcel with 100' beach frontage on
fantastic 8 mile beach. Electricity available at road boundary.
Ideal for permanent residence or vacation home. $349,000.
Inland Lot- Near Beach
(Ref# 756) Large 13,000 s/flot near white sandy Atlantic
Ocean beaches, native vegetation, Good road access. $38,000.
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September 1, 2007
Villa project is proposed for Man-O-War
By Jennifer Hudson
Man O War Cay natives, Tommy and
Chris Albury, are embarking upon an am-
bitious project, the addition of The Villas
at the Man-O-War Marina. This 28-slip
marina, located on the picturesque Man-
O-War harbour, has been providing ac-
commodation for discerning yachtsmen for
over 30 years. The proposed villas for this
unique waterfront property will be built
in a style compatible with the atmosphere
of the cay. "We are very particular in the
style of building we will be constructing,"
stated Mr. Tommy Albury. "The villas
will resemble the older style homes both
inside and out while encompassing all the
Building will take place in two phases.
Phase 1 will include buildings 1 and 3.
Building 1 will contain the marine office,
a restaurant and four hotel suites. Build-
ing 3 will offer two 1100-square-foot 2
bed / 2 bath villas on the lower level and
two 1790-square-foot 4 bed / 3 bath vi llas
on the upper level. Each villa will be sold
completely furnished and inclusive of all
taxes and fees. Hardwood floors, custom
cabinets, a full appliance package, cable
television, high-speed Internet, telephone,
reverse osmosis water, swimming pool and
automatic standby generator will all be in-
cluded. Monthly maintenance fees will be
assessed based on villa size and these villas
will provide excellent rental potential with
reduced property taxes.
Construction was originally slated to be-
gin on Phase 1 in the Spring of 2007 with
completion by the Fall 2007 but, due to
various factors the starting date had to be
put back a few months. "We are now hop-
ing to start towards the end of this year
or early next," stated Mr. Albury. "Once
we get building 1 started, it should only
be about nine months until we have the
four hotel rooms open along with the up-
graded marina facility, laundry and guest
Pre-construction prices are $595,000 for
the two bed / two bath Rough Waters Villa
and $695,000 for the fully furnished four
bed / three bath Sweetheart Villa This will
include a 25-foot-boat slip.
The Albury families will manage the
utilities and services, and they vow to pro-
vide truly worry free living. "There will
be a rental programme, and it will also be
easy for people to own," stated Mr. Al-
The projected commencement date for
Phase 2, which will be Building 2, is slated
for the latter part of 2008. This will en-
compass a gift shop, retail space for rental
with villas above and the pool area. Phase
3 will be the construction of Buildings 4
and 5 which will house two and three bed-
room villas. The owners are looking at a
completion time of approximately four
years for the entire project. When complet-
ed, the property will offer 23 villas, four
hotel suites, restaurant, upgraded marina
and pool in the centre of the exceptionally
peaceful harbour and settlement.
This is the artist's rendition of a resort proposed for Man-O-War. The existing Man-O-
War Marina with 28 slips in on the left. The right side shows five buildings that include
23 villas that will be individ ually owned, four hotel suites, a restaurant and upgraded
marina facilities. The villas will be put on the rental market when owners are not in
residence. This will provide Man-O-War with the opportunity to have a greater flow of
visitors coming and going.
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Lofty Fig Villas four buildings with six one-bedroom, one-bathroom
units with office and swimming
pool. This one and a half acres
of land is located in the heart of
the restaurant business area with
the water front within 200 feet.
With any elevation this property
has water views. It is perfect for anyone wanting to develop a motel or
condominiums for rental or sale. Priced at $2,156,500 gross
Great Business Opportunity a two-story building that has a
-total of 19,300 sq. ft. There are
7 apartment units on top floor
that are rented and two huge
office spaces on the bottom floor
that are rented. This building is
located in Marsh Harbour and is on three lots that are 100' x 120', bring-
ing the total land space to 36,000 sq. ft. This building is priced to sell at
Fourplex for sale 3 two-bedroom, one bathroom, fully furnished apt,
also one split-level three bed-
room, two and half bathroom.
Property 80' x 100'. Oleander
Drive across from Friendship
Tabernacle Church, Dundas
Town Appraised at $500,000
Selling price $475,000
Four bedroom. 4 bathroom
house with covered back patio,
covered entryway with huge
columns. House is 4,000 sq. ft.
situated on 1/4 acre of property
in Bahama Palm Shores. Central
air conditioning, Jacuzzi tub
in master bath. Appraised at
Four bedroom, 2 1/2 bathroom with covered back patio, front
entrance, covered porch, two dining
rooms, large living room, TV room,
spacious kitchen, laundry room, air
conditioned with two units, new
windows installed 2005, new roof
2000. 2500 sq. ft. living area air
conditioned. House sits on one acre of property. Appraised $330,000 Selling
Fourplex 2 two bedroom one bathroom apts, 2 one bedroom, one
bathroom apts. Total 3150 sq.
ft. All units furnished, All units
have central A/C units, 3 units
have washer/dryer units. 160 sq.
ft. wooden building that houses
washer and dryer for apt. one.
Property 150' x 88' All units are
rented. Off Forest Dr., Dundas Town. Appraised value $430,000 Asking price
Agape Villa Murphy Town Two free standing structures containing
four one-bedroom, one bathroom
apartment units that are fully
furnished with central air con-
ditioning. Sits on 15,000 sq. ft.
Landscaped. All units are rented.
$300,000 Person purchasing this
will have an instant business.
Three bedroom, two bathroom home, fully furnished, central
M air conditioning, on 9,000 sq. ft.
Landscaped with beautiful trees
and lawn. Rented. $190,000. Can
be sold separately or with above
Osbourne Stuart, CRS, CRES, BRI, SVC
Broker, Appraiser, President with 19 years experience
Perry Thomas, BRI
Salesman/Co-owner, Marsh Harbour branch with 10 years experience
Cassie Thomas Secretary
Home in Marsh Harbour, 3 bedroom, two bathroom, living room,
kitchen, laundry. Home has a
space being used as business area
that was used as a bakery. Home
situated on property 105' x 147'
and has storage building that is
10' x 12' in the rear of the home.
Priced at $293,800 gross
Duplex for sale off Forest Drive two,two bedroom / one bath
apartment units, fully furnished.
One unit has central A/C and
washer & dryer. The other unit
has window A/C unit in the bed-
room. Building sits on lot 131 x
90 property, landscaped. Appraisal value this year at $242,356. This is priced
to sell at $209,625. Buyer will pay 5% govt tax and 2% legal fee. Persons
interested should call or come in, We will find a way to work something out
For sale 15 acres of land at Baker's Heights near Leisure
Lee off the Treasure Cay Highway. Priced at $30,000 per acre, this property
will go fast. Call today.
For sale three lots located on South Lubbers Quarters in the Abaco Ocean
Club Estate. Lots number II, 44, 112. These lots are priced individually.
Lot #11 consists of 11,022 sq. ft. and is priced at $85,000 gross. Lot #44
consists of 13,307 sq. ft and is priced at $98,000 gross. Lot # 112 consists of
20,485 sq. ft. and is priced at $175,000 gross
All prices listed at Adler Realty are total
cost for purchase including all taxes and
Located in the Sea Star Building
next to Maxwell's Supermarket
$600,000 Selling Price $495,000
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Leisure Lee- #5366 This 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home is tucked away in Leisure Lee
and offers privacy and tranquility. Features about 1,600 sq.ft of living space. Also
features his and hers closets and a spacious en suite master bath. Open floor plan makes
it easy and fun for entertaining family and friends. The large wrap around screened in
porch adds charm and makes outdoor entertaining easy as you enjoy the gentle island
breezes. Community beach access is only minutes away. Why rent when you can own
your own home?! Call Mailin
Yellowwood # 6123-
Lot 4C in Yellowwood now
available. 27,260 sq ft. Great
elevations looking over
Cherokee and creeks.
Manjack Cay 10 acres sea to sea
Beautiful beachfront at both sides
& protected anchorage. Great
development property- Offered a
$2,000,000.00 Call one of our
*Bahama Palm Shores #5742-
Beachfront lot 200 x 416
Offered at US$550,000.00
*Or split lot in half 100 x 416
Offered at US$300,000.00 -
Yellowwood- 2H- # 5484-
37,368 sq.ft., featuring 184' on
the Atlantic rocky shoreline,
minutes away from Cherokee
Sound and Winding Bay.
$265,000.00 -Call Mailin
Bahama Palm Shores #5670- 3
bed, 4,876 sq ft island home on 2
acre lot with 220' of beachfront,
generator and pool. $995,000.00-
GREEN TURTLE CAY-A community of 23 3-bedroom Colonial-style homes under
development. The homes front scenic Black Sound, parks and
common areas. Dockage is available. Leeward is modeled after Abaco's historic
New Plymouth, a white-picket-fence village of New England-style cottages, quaint
restaurants and bars. Homes starting at $1,050,000. Call Chris
^^ Yellowwood Creek I
Lot 1- Hilltop Lot with breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean, the world class Abaco Club Resort and
the gorgeous three mile Winding Bay Beach. Comprises approx. 0.75 acres.- Offered at US$195,000.00
Lot 3- Waterfront Located on the rocky shoreline, this lot comprises just over an acre with approx. 175'
of waterfront & has unobstructed views of the Atlantic Ocean. It adjoins lot 4, which is also available.
Electricity is near both lots. Offered at US$312,000.00
Lot 4- Waterfront This lot is just over an acre & covers approx. 175' of rocky shoreline. Unobstructed
views of the Atlantic Ocean. Offered at US$300,000.00
Long Beach- #5520- Vacant interior lot
in growing subdivision This comer lot is
approx 1/4 acre and would be an ideal
spot for building your home Long Beach
features commumty beach access to a
magnificent powder white beach Call
today -$50,000- OWNER
MOTIVATED -Call Mailin
Man-O-War Cay # 5509- 3bed/
3bath, two story home near
Atlantic Ocean. Upstairs loft,
17.5 KW generator, outdoor
patios, basement,manicured lawn
turtle KocKS- Multi family lot,
27,507 sq.ft., power & cable to
boundary, beach access,
*Green Turtle Cay, Coco Bay- 1/4 acre vacant lot, ocean views- $150,000.00 (NEW LISTING)
*Green Turtle Cay, Coco Bay- vacant lot, beach access, 9000 sq.ft. $89,000.00 (UNDER CONTRACT)
*Green Turtle Cay, Island Reach- vacant lot,16,390 sq.ft., 106' on Sea of Abaco, Beautiful views & sunsets. $450,000.00
* Green Turtle Cay Estates Vacant lot, 1/4 acre $ 75,000.00 ( NEW LISTING) Call Chris
*Casuarina Point- vacant lot in quiet community, 10,000 sq.ft and situated across from the canal.-$80,000
Page 8 B The Abaconian September 1, 2007
Students Return from Costa Rica
By Jennifer Hudson
Beatrice Altidor and Shanna-Lee Paul
from the Abaco Central High School,
Nekhira Saunders from St. Francis de Sales
School and Kristina Albury from Forest
Heights Academy will all be returning to
their respective schools in September with
a great advantage over the other students in
their Spanish classes. These four students
have returned from Costa Rica where they
spent one month participating in a Foreign
Language Exchange Programme organized
by the Ministry of Tourism. They left
Abaco on June 29 and returned home on
July 31 having spent the entire month in a
Spanish Immersion program at the Centro
The cadets studying Spanish with the Ministry of Tourism's Foreign Language Exchaange
Programme returned after one month in Costa Rica with a much better knowledge of
Spanish and a love and respect for the people of Costa Rica, their host country. 51,/ ,,"
here, back row, Slunmi, Lee Paul, A\ lit, Saunders, and Beatrice Altidor. In the front
are Kendra Johson from Nassau, Kristina Albury, Dushinka Roberts and Latoya John-
son. Ms. Roberts was the Tourism chaperone for the trip who also increased her knowl-
edge of Spanish.
Guana Harbour Grocery
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Great Guana Cay, Abaco
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Fri & Sat 8 a.m. 6 p.m.
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REVISED BOUNDARIES FOR
THE FOWL CAYS NATIONAL PARK
The Bahamas National Trust recently submitted a proposal to the Government
of the Bahamas to have the Fowl Cays area declared a National Park. Once the
Fowl Cays and the associated rocks are protected under the national park system,
this will ensure that the local communities and visitors to the area will be able
to enjoy access to the area for many generations to come. The Trust received
several comments from the Abaco Cays community including a letter to the
editor, protesting the proposed boundaries. These comments suggested that the
boundaries were unnecessarily too broad, and would not be supported by the
The Trust would like to thank the Abaco community for the input received
regarding the proposal for the Fowl Cays National Park. As a result of the
community's input and suggestions the boundaries have been changed to reflect
the traditionally accepted boundaries as depicted above.
Americano de Idiomas in the town of He-
redia. They attended classes from 9 a.m. to
1 p.m. daily where they received instruc-
tion in the language from university trained
Ms. Dushenka Roberts from the Minis-
try of Tourism's Abaco Office, who was
chaperone for the group, also attended the
Spanish classes. "The programme was very
intense so everyone experienced a marked
improvement in their understanding and
speaking of the Spanish language, and all
were shocked to see what they could learn
in one month," she said. The host fami-
lies for the students spoke no English and
so the young Abaconians were forced to
speak Spanish the entire time.
In fact, hardly anyone in Costa Rica
spoke English so they had to speak in
Spanish in the shops and wherever else
they went. "Although the students found
this a little difficult at first, they soon got
used to it," said Ms. Roberts. "The stu-
dents all adapted very well and found the
entire trip very exciting though by the end
of the month they were really missing their
families. However, they all said that they
had enjoyed the experience so much that
as long as they could see their families oc-
casionally they would love to go back for
much longer. The Costa Ricans are very
family-oriented and the girls appreciated
that. They all sat down to dinner together
every night and the students were really
1. BAHAMIA WEST REPLAT
LOT NO. 5 Block 17
PROPERTY SIZE: Single Family
Residence 4 beds/3 baths (0.28 acres)
LOCATION: Northern side of a cul-de-
sac called Churchill Court
APPRAISED VALUE: $307,420
2. HUDSON ESTATES SECTION II
LOT NO. 292
PROPERTY SIZE: Single Family
3 beds/ 2 baths (6,250 Sq. Ft.)
LOCATION: Jut Rut Lane
APPRAISED VALUE: $116,000
1. QUEENS COVE SUBDIVISION
LOT NOS. 32 Block 4 Section 4
PROPERTY SIZE: Single Family lot -
LOCATION: Intersection of Grover Way
and Queens Boulevard
APPRAISED VALUE: $25,000
2. ROYAL BAHAMIAN ESTATES
LOT NOS. 2 Block 14 Unit 2
PROPERTY SIZE: Single Family Lot
-(16,000 Sq. Ft.)
LOCATION: Samao Drive 600 yards
east of Beach Way Dr.
APPRAISED VALUE: $20,000
pampered which they loved," stated Ms
During the afternoons the students
were able to make the most of the very
rich culture of Costa Rica. They experi-
enced a wide variety of cultural activities
and attended dance and cooking classes.
They were taken on a tour of San Jose,
went hiking in the mountains, visited the
Butterfly Farm in Mariposa which exports
butterflies to several countries and visited
the Cafebritte coffee plantation where they
were shown how the crop is planted, har-
vested, processed and sold.
Shanna-Lee summed up her experiences
by saying, "It was a wonderful experience.
I learned a lot and met a lot of people. All
of the trips were amazing and the teachers
were very helpful. I can now understand
and speak the Spanish language so much
Ms. Roberts stated that the Ministry of
Tourism is trying to get Latin Americans
to come here and someone is needed to
communicate with them so this programme
is really a boost. She was so enthusiastic
about the programme that she says she
would encourage anyone to do it. A gradu-
ation programme will be held at a later date
when the students will each make presenta-
tions about their visit to Costa Rica and a
video of their activities will be shown.
3. MURPHY TOWN-ABACO
LOT NO. 65 Crown Allotment
PROPERTY SIZE: Single Family
Residence (10,000 Sq. Ft.)
LOCATION: Front Street MurphyTown
APPRAISED VALUE: $97,450
4. HAWKSBILL SUBDIVISION
LOT NO. 57
PROPERTY SIZE: Single Family
Residence (5,487 Sq. Ft.)
LOCATION: Abaco Drove
APPRAISED VALUE: $89,000
VAANT A O
3. QUEENS COVE SUBDIVISION
LOT NOS. 10 Block 37 Section 9
PROPERTY SIZE: Single Family lot -
LOCATION: Hamshire Road
APPRAISED VALUE: $25,000
4. ROYAL BAHAMIAN ESTATES
LOT NOS. 16 Block 23
PROPERTY SIZE: Single Family lot -
LOCATION: South of Dominica
APPRAISED VALUE: $30,000
FAMILY ISLAND LISTINGS
INTERESTED PARTIES SHOULD SUBMIT OFFERS TO PURCHASE (WITH
TELEPHONE CONTACT AND POSTAL ADDRESS) TO CHERRY MISSICK, P.O. BOX
SS-6263, FAX NO. 393-2883, EMAIL: CHERRY.MISSICK@COMBANKLTD.COM, OR
CALL 394-6465 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION. *WE RESERVE THE RIGHT
TO REJECT ANY OR ALL OFFERS.
By Mirella Santillo
A group of thirty golfers, the Poop
Deck Eagles, accompanied by family
and friends, visited Abaco on August
3rd for a weekend of golf. They have
participated very successfully in tourna-
ments in Nassau, but this was their first
time playing on Abaco.
Friday and Saturday matches took
place at the Treasure Cay Club with a
grand finale on Sunday at the Abaco Club
at Winding Bay. While the men golfed,
the other members of the group enjoyed
the spectacular beaches of Treasure Cay
and Winding Bay. It does not come as
a surprise that the visitors enrolled the
expertise of our local champion golfer,
Mr. Frederik Gottlieb, to join one of the
teams. Mr. Gottlieb said that his team,
which came second, would have won
was it not for several faulty golf carts,
"five to be precise," that slowed them
At the informal awards ceremony, the
committee members of the Poop Deck
Eagles demonstrated that they are not
only committed to sport competition
but also to supporting social programs
by extending their generosity to Abaco.
Two local causes, the Wild Horses of
Abaco and the fledgling Crisis Center of
Abaco became the recipients of $1000
each. According to a witness, Ms. Mimi
Rehor of Arkwild was speechless when
informed of this windfall and Dr. Sue
Fairclough and Ms. Salomie Gibson,
founders of the Crisis Center, said they
would use the funds to purchase projec-
tion equipment for their community pre-
sentations to start in September.
Dr. Fairclough, while extending her
thanks to the golfers, commented that
she "hoped that the golfers had so much
fun that many will plan to return well
before next year's challenge for more
Visiting golfers donate
generously to local causes
September 1, 2007
By Mirella Santillo
A Nassau-based company offering
a versatile array of services has incon-
spicuously entered the Marsh Harbour
scene. According to Ms. Laruha Eti-
enne, the company's contact on Abaco,
Maudco can provide you not only with
a chauffeur but also with Royal Police
Force trained body guards or security
guards. Looking to recover moneys due
to you? Maudco will take care of debt
collection. Need background check on a
new employee or client, or any individ-
ual? It can do it for you. It even offers
private investigation services.
It addresses all the various aspects of
safety and security and offers training
seminars for part time and full time of-
Ms. Etienne can be contacted at Com-
monwealth Bank in Marsh Harbour.
Capt. Pat and Ann McFaden
Factory authorized Sales, Service and Repair of:
NORTHSTAR-> Q II0 SIMRAD
GfIRMIN. S Ramne
THE POWER TO EXPLORE O
F.C.C. Licensed, Factory Trained Technician
At the Jib Room. Marsh Harbour Marina
Tel: 242-367-2163 Fax 242-367-3388
VHF CH 16 Tues- Fri 8-5
The Abaconian Page 9 B
Diamante Dental Clinic
Dr. J. Denise Archer D.D.S.
Garnett Archer Mem. Blvd., Suite #6
P.O. Box AB 20579
Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas
(appointments can be made online)
Tel: 242-367-4968 Fax: 242-367-3001
Email: dentalspecialistabaco@yahoo. cor
Dr. J. Denise Archer
Dr. Christopher Varga
Dr. Barry L. Russell September 21
of the Bahamas Orthodontic Center
Caribbean Marine Construction
DOCK BUILDING SPECIALIST
DOCK DEMOLITION & REMOVAL
Office Tel: 367.4842 Cellular: 357.6564
PO.BoxAB-20757. Marsh Harbour
Business Outlook on September 20
Page 10 B The Abaconian September 1, 2007
Mr. Morley informed the group that the
material for Junior Junkanoo was clearing
customs in Nassau and should soon be in
Marsh Harbour. The Chairman opened
the meeting and relinquished the podium
to the Mr. Cooper who knew most of the
people present from his previous post as
high school principal. He said, "What
we want to do tonight is an assessment of
what we did last year."Let's right what
went wrong and emphasized the good
As an answer to the controversial po-
sition of the Christian Council towards
Junkanoo, the Administrator stated, "I do
not see Junkanoo as a thing of the devil; it
is our culture; it is part of who we are."
Primary and Wesley College that they
would received the promised computers
within the next couple of weeks. The is-
sue was discussed at large by several of
the members present and the Administra-
tor suggested that perhaps they could be
bought locally to ensure local service if
"We have seen Junkanoo grow over
the past years, but I still think it could
be better," said Mr. Davis. "I want to
enroll the efforts of my team members.
If the groups could focus and bring their
creativity together, we could produce a
Junkanoo as good as Freeport's. I hope
we have a successful Junkanoo season and
that we can work more closely together.
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lots and 4 waterfront lots with stunning views of
White Sound, the Sea of Abaco and the Atlantic
Ocean. Sizes range from 12,000 to 17,000 sq. ft.
Hillside lots from $305,000.
Waterfront lots at $785,000.
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By Mirella Santillo He suggested that the committee be re- I am always available to give answers or
rhe Junkanoo Committee met on Au- structured, "to strengthen it and give it receive suggestions," he concluded.
t 27th, the first time since January. The more power. I know that an area of con- Mr. Colon Curry stressed the need for
mmittee Chairman, Mr. Tony Davis, cern is the seed money. It has not changed Mr. Davis to have an active deputy-chair-
well as most of Central Abaco group in 12 years. I am going to give my best person or an active secretary. "Mr. Davis
ders were present: Colon Curry for the shot to change that. But as seed money needed some help."
ing City Rockers, Roger Delancy for increases, so should the quality of the The members appointed board mem-
Spring City Stingers, Churton Toote product," admonished Mr. Cooper. He bers. Ms. J. Estevez was appointed Co-
the Dundas Town Supreme Danc- praised the quality of the school parades Chairperson; Ms. Barbara Johnson, Sec-
Ricardo Brown for Murphy Town and urged the organizers to maintain this retary; Mrs. Vanessa Scott Treasurer;
town Shockers and two new comers, standard. and Ms. Shelley Austin, Public Rela-
v. Charles Carey for the Marsh Har- Mr. Davis reviewed the financial po- tions.
ir Culture Club and Herbert "Milo" sition of the committee, going over the The issue of safety and transportation
owles for the Dundas Town Goombay various expenses and itemizing the list of insurance was raised by Ms. Black since
ys. sponsors. He explained that the financial children were bused for long distances and
rhe new Administrator, Mr. Cephas set-backs which prevented the committee Mr. Curry mentioned that he would like to
oper, and the newly appointed District from buying the prizes for the schools see the parade's route extended. It was de-
Nerintendent of Schools, Mrs. Lenora was caused by the fact that the committee cided that these points would be addressed
ck, also attended the meeting as well had to pay twice for transportation for the at the next meeting. The date of December
the Youth Coordinator, Mr. Ismael Moore's Island's group. The parade had 13th was decided upon for the Junior Junk-
retch" Morley, Ms. Jaquelyne Este- been postponed because of bad weather, anoo Parade and Boxing Day remained the
, Mrs. Barbara Brown, Mr. G. De- but the Moore's Island group had traveled date for the Senior Junkanoo Parade.
ux, Mr. Craig Johnson and Mr. Jef- to Marsh Harbour, nonetheless. He prom- The next public meeting was set for Sep-
v Victor ised the representatives of Central Ahaco tember 10th.
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
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Marcellus Roberts L
Sales Associate 4F
(242) 365-8538 Ph ^ -
(242) 365-8587 Ph/Fax
Treasure Cay Properties Offered by Treasure Cay Specialists
For details an d pictures visit our web page at http://www.treasurecayrealestate.com
"NEW" STORAGE UNITS, centrally located in
Treasure Cay town centre. Storage units come
in assorted sizes for boats, cars, golf carts and
"stuff." EXC. Starting at $25,000 FGS
1. CARLETON LANDING
Canal front condo and cottage units with
available boat slips
Starting at $680,000 +14%closing
2. PALM BAY
Townhouse units in protected harbour with
Phase One SOLD OUT
Phase Two COMING SOON
3. THE COTTAGES
Now the newest oceanfront development
on Treasure Cay beach comprising indi
vidual luxury units
Starting at $750,000 + 14% closing
4. BAHAMA BEACH CLUB
Luxury condominium project on Treasure
Cay Beach. 3 bed / 3 bath / Den / Lanai / on-
site pool and many other features
Starting at $907,500 Plus 14% closing
5. ROYAL POINCIANA TOWNHOUSES
on-site pool and tennis, newly completed
luxury luxury townhouse units directly on
Treaure Cay each totalling 3 bed/4 1/2
baths plus loft bedroom/den
Ground floor garage, 2 bed/2 bath with
ocean front patio
First floor open concept living / dining/
kitchen plus master bedroom suite, all
ocean views with patio/ balcony
Loft bedroom/ den with ocean view
$2,075,000 + 7.5% Closing
Townhouse condos with on- site tennis and
Marina view, 2 bed/ 1 1/2 bath, fully furnished,
never rented, extra features.
MUST SEE FGS $351,000
Unit #4 Upstairs 3 bed/2bath fully furnished,
direct beach access. EXC. $514,250 FGS
Canal Front Condos with on-site Tennis and
2 bed / 2 bath lower unit, 16' wide slip,
includes golf cart and 22' boat
MOTIVATED SELLER EXC. $553,500 FGS
Ocean front luxury octagonal units with lagoon/
pool/waterfall. Good rental potential.
Unit #7 Two storey 2 bed/ 2 bath home.
MLS $636,000 + 7.5% closing
Unit #9 Two storey 2 bed/ 2 bath home
MLS $575,000 + 7.5% closing
BAHAMA BEACH CLUB
Resale condos available in first completed project.
Ready to go. Both units never rented but definite
potential. MUST SEE PROPERTIES.
Upstairs unit 3 bed / 2 bath with den / op
tional 4th bed. Completely and tastefully
furnished. 6-seat golf cart included.
VERY MOTIVATED SELLER
EXC. $765,000 +14%
Downstairs unit 3 bed / 2 bath with den/
optional 4th bed. Completely and tastefully
furnished with many extra features including
garage and Ford Taurus $1,002,000 FGS
Canal Front Condos with on-site Pool
Bldg 1 Lower unit 2 bed /2 bath, 15' wide
boat slip, includes car. Newly decroated.
MUST SEE EXC. $500,000 FGS
Bldg 4 Downst it 2 bed / 2 bath,
totally redoi CT
CO t. $435,600 FGS
Unit #3 Ocean front, downstairs 2 bed/2 bath,
fully furnished. $640,000 FGS
Ocean Front Condos with on site pool and
3 bed / 3 bath upper unit, fully furnished,
beach front, with good rental potential.
Priced to sell. $897,900
OCEAN VILLA SUBDIVISION
Special guard pool, 2 bed / 2
bath. Grea\ many repeat
guests c EXC.$369,000 FGS
Second row beach with direct ocean access.
Great view. 2 bed / 2 bath, many special
features. MUST SEE EXC. $553,500 FGS
"Lacey Daze" Spectacular 4 bed/ 3 1/2 bath CBS
home with panoramic ocean views and
direct beach access from every room but
one via decks and patios. The main house
has living/ dining/ kitchen/ master bedroom
suite, two guest bedrooms with bath, powder
room, double garage and utility/ workshop
area. Included with its own entrance is a
private 1 bedroom/ 1 bath apartment with
an open living/ dining/kitchen with its own
deck.Many features. MUST SEE.
EXC. $2,220,000 FGS
VACANT LOTS AVAILABLE
Ocean front properties
Casuarina Beach/Ocean Blvd.
Sand Piper Beach
Sunrise Point Beginning at $1,250,000 FGS
Canal Front Beginning at $325,000 FGS
Rock Point Waterfront, bulkheaded
Beginning at $360,000 FGS
Golf Course / Interior
Beginning at $60,000 FGS
GALLEON BAY ESTATES
"Gramling House" newly built, 2 storey home
located on Galleon Bay canal with a 45' dock.
Upper level has 4 bed/ 2 bath. Open living/
dining/ kitchen. Lower level has 2 bed/ 1 bath,
laundry room pl us covered open boat/car
storage MUST SELL EXC $794,500 +7.5%
"Fish Tales" unique canal front 3 bed / 3 bath
home on 2 full lots, 180' waterfront with 118'
serviced dock, deep water, great for larger
boat. MUST SEE! MLS$2,525,000 + 7.5%
LEEWARD BEACH ESTATES
"Trident"/"Turquoise Seas" You cannot be more
"on the beach" than in this special home.
Offering 3 bed / 3 1/2 bath in the main house
with detached garage / bed / bath / attic plus
storage. Vast deck oceanside with widow's
MLS $2,800,000 + 7.5% closing
"Cross Winds" Split level CBS home extra large
lot across from 2 beach greenways. Private.
Master bed/ bath suite upstairs. Lower level 2
bed / 2 bath, cozy living room/ kitchen/
dining/ utility. Apartment annex 1bed/ 1 bed,
living kitchen, enclosed patio. Plus! Plus! Plus!
MLS $820,000 + 7.5% closing
WINDWARD BEACH ESTATES
"Dream Point" Special CBS split level home
located on a corner lot near "The Point" with
two choices of direct beach access. Upper
level has master bedroom with ensuite bath
plus two guest bedrooms and bath. On the split
level there is the main entry into a large open
living/dining area, modern well-equipped
kitchen. All rooms open onto a wrap-around
partially covered deck overlooking the garden.
Ground level has an extra large garage/
workshop with lots of storage.
EXC. $996,300 FGS
"Pilot House" special unique location with a
commanding, enviable view of the Sea of
Abaco. Water front home, 2 storey, CBS/
frame. Upstairs master and guest bed, 2 baths,
large living/ dinning/open kitchen; lower level
1bed / 1 bath, 2 car garage plus 1 car/boat
garage. MLS $1,160,000 + 7.5% closing
Apartment four-plex, 2 storey CBS building,
each level has 2 full apartments with 2 bed,
1 bath, living/dining/kitchen. Great rental invest
ment. MUST SEE! EXC. $400,000 FGS
EXC Exclusive listing
FGS Full gross or all-inclusive price
MLS Multiple Listing
List price plus buyer's closing
Treasure Cay has one of the world's best Beaches
Golf Course, Tennis, full service Marina, just naming a few amenities.
Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information We not only sell here, we live here and love it.
Mailing address: P.O. Box AB22183, Treasure Cay, Abaco, Bahamas
Page 12 B The Abaconian
Bahama Beach Club Hosted a
Traditional Jewish Wedding
Deysia Latoya Dundas of Brooklyn,
New York, and Joshua Levin of New Jer-
sey celebrated their wedding on August 4
on the beach at the Bahama Beach Club
in Treasure Cay. They were married in
a traditional Jewish ceremony under the
customary marriage canopy (Chuppah)
by Rabbi Steven Westman, who traveled
with them from New York. The ceremony,
which was rich in tradition and custom, be-
gan with the bride circling the groom seven
times and vice versa which represents the
protective wall they will provide for each
other in their new life together.
The exchanging of the rings (Kiddusin)
began with the blessing over the wine
which is a symbol of joy in the Jewish tra-
dition and the shared cup was symbolic of
the future the couple will share together.
A second blessing consecrated the bride
and groom to each other. The bride and
groom then placed a wedding ring on each
other's forefinger which is traditionally be-
lieved to contain a vein leading directly to
During the nuptials (Nissuin) seven
blessings were chanted by the rabbi over a
second cup of wine, one blessing for each
day of the week. The ceremony concluded
with the breaking of the glass for which
there are several interpretations and which
also signifies the end of the ceremony and
,. ". "
A traditional Jewish weddingwas performed for Deysia Dundas and Joshua Levis in Au-
gust on the beach at Bahama Beach Club. This shows the marriage caopy with the bridal
party. A rabbi came with the group to perform the ceremony.
the time for celebration as the couple begin
their life together. The wedding guests all
shouted "Mazel Tov" meaning good luck
or best wishes and traditional Jewish music
was played by violinist Jennifer Hudson as
the couple walked from the ceremony to
Approximately 80 guests helped Deysia
and Joshua celebrate their wedding, most of
whom were from the North Eastern United
States. But some came from as far as Cali-
fornia and even Europe. A lively reception
followed with music provided by The Fal-
cons, a band from Nassau. After a lavish
dinner at beautifully decorated tables, the
guests and wedding party enjoyed dancing
and a huge bonfire on the beach into the
wee hours of the morning.
"We could not have chosen a better
place for our three-day wedding celebra-
tion; everything far exceeded our expecta-
tions," said Deysia and Joshua. "We chose
Treasure Cay and the Bahama Beach Club
due to the convenience of travel, accom-
modation for guests and general amenities
offered. Though we did not actually visit
Abaco prior to the wedding we consulted
several previous brides and the Abaco on-
line message board for tips and informa-
tion. The beach is absolutely gorgeous.
One of our good friends said that this wed-
ding celebration will be difficult to top,"
stated the ecstatic bride.
Deysia and Joshua, who met in college
six years ago, now reside in New York
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Fabulous 2.46 acre estate with private beach. Located at the entrance to beau-
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over 3,500 square feet of living space. Vaulted ceilings with copulas. Six bed-
rooms, four baths, laundry room, storage, garage, R/O system, generators.
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wood, coconut palms among others. Included are two Cherokee Jeeps, flats
boat and Yamaha four wheeler. Located in secluded gated community. One of
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Just under one acre of direct ocean
front property. Fantastic Atlantic
Ocean views. Power available. Good
elevations. Cleared and ready to
build. This won't last long!
#13604 Price: $330,000
14+ acres with 335' of beach
frontage. 1 bed, 1 bath cottage, 1
bed, 1 bath bunkhouse. 60' elevation
offers fabulous Atlantic views.
#13515 Price: $4,250,000
Comfortable 2 bed, 2 bath with
views of the Atlantic and beach
access just steps away. Nice water-
front community that has all of the
#13596 Price: $230,000
Very nice 2 bed, 2 bath home with open
concept living, sit on 1.75 acres. Can be
subdivided. Great invesntent opportunity.
Open zoning, area invies multi-family
#13475 Price: $305.000
2 bed, 2 bath home overlooking har-
bour and channel entrance. Private
dock. Walking distance to beaches,
fishing and dining at Pete's Pub.
Nice 4 bed, 4 bath furnished home
on gorgeous beachfront with views
of Atlantic. Generator, cable, phone,
fenced, deck, turnkey!
#2818 Price: $580,000
Newly built home on over an acre of
beachfront property. Four beds, 3 1/2 bath
with open concept living. Breathtaking
views of the Sea of Abaco.
#13561 Price: $950,000
Nice CBS 2 bed, 2 bath, situated on
approx. 4 acres with 135' beach-
front, 70' elevations. Spectacular
views, perfect island living.
#13495 Price: $1,450,000
SAND BAR AT CHEROKEE
Great potential for expansion, 2
acres of pristine waterfront property
small villa & restaurant buildings.
#13088 Price: $2,455,000
Opportunity awaits! 40 acres of
untouched property with nice coppice
growth. Hilltop and waterfront ideal for
#13558 Price: $490,000
8 +/- acres, 250' of beachfront. 90'
elevations with 35' dunes. Fabulous
views of Atlantic and Cherokee
Sound. 3 miles to The Abaco Club.
#13482 Price: $2,185,000
Three level concrete block home, set
on a elevated waterfront lot over
looking Sea of Abaco. 5 bed, 2 bath
with deeded boat slip.
#1346 Price: $1,190,000
GREEN TURTLE CAY
1.5 acres on gorgeous ocean beach with
135 feet of frontage and great elevations.
This is the last available piece in this area.
BAHAMA PALM SHORES
Lovely well maintained CBS home
featuring 3 beds, 2 baths on corner
lot 90x150. Enclosed & landscaped
property with secluded garden.
#2837 Price: $350,000
BAHAMA PALM SHORES
Comfortable island style 3 bed, 3
bath on one acre of property. 100' of
gorgeous beachfront. Relax & enjoy
the Bahamian lifestyle at it's best.
SCasuarina Point & Bahama Palm Shores Long term RENTAL available.
Regattas Rental 2 bed, 2 bath, pool, tennis courts & beach. $2,200 month
Cherokee Sound Great for commercail endeavor. Cherokee Creek $140,000
SSweetings Tract Located in a nice area. Access to water, small beach. $55,000
Bustick Bight Two half acre lots. 100' each of seafront. $115,000
Sand Banks Waterfront properties, located in Sand Banks. $185,000
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home with garage. Open concept beach
side living on spectacular Atlantic Ocean
lot. Tastefully decorated home.
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* Casuarina Point Canal front lot with ocean access. Water/electric/cable. $80,000
* Cherokee Sound Quiet and private area with half acre lots available. $210,000
* Treasure Cay Elevated lot offering, golfing, deep-sea fishing, boating. $90,000
* Yellowood Beautiful hilltop lot overlooking Winding Bay. $150,000
* Elbow Cay Newly constructed 3 bed, 2 bath hilltop home. Dock slip. $925,000
September 1, 2007
Wedding service providers organize
By Jennifer Hudson
At a meeting in the Ministry of Tour-
ism's training facility on August 13 a group
of persons involved in the wedding busi-
ness on Abaco, whether as coordinators or
vendors, gathered to listen to information
regarding the wedding market and the for-
mation of the Bahamas Bridal Association
Presenting were Ava Burke-Thompson,
Senior Manager, Weddings and Honey-
moons for the Bahamas Bridal Associa-
tion, Paulette Davies, President of the Ba-
hamas Bridal Association from Nassau,
and Bernadette Hall, Production Specialist
Ms. Thompson spoke on the Ministry
of Tourism's endorsement of the Bahamas
Bridal Association as the governing body
of wedding professionals in the Bahamas
and outlined the Ministry of Tourism's
marketing strategies. She emphasised the
great potential for the growth of the wed-
ding business on Abaco saying, "There are
500,000 destination weddings taking place
worldwide each year at an average cost
of $30,000 each. Abaco can have a part
in that market. Couples want a stress-free
wedding and depend on the wedding plan-
ner to do everything. Abaco's strengths as
a wedding destination are its proximity to
the US, airlift from major gateways and
its multiple destinations. Its weakness is a
lack of honeymoon suites. It is the aim of
the Bahamas Bridal Association to increase
awareness of the Bahamas as a premium
destination for weddings and honeymoons
and to increase the number of weddings
President of the Bahamas Bridal Associ-
ation, Ms. Davis, stated, "People planning
a destination wedding want somewhere
which is exotic and beautiful, where they
can have a small, intimate wedding which
is also different and less hassle. Most
couples and their guests stay a weekend or
longer which means additional business.
We must have good customer service and
give our bridal couples the 'wow' factor
BTC is promoting a healthy life style
By Mirella Santillo
According to Mrs. Valeria Lightbourne,
the chairperson for the BTC's Fun Day/
Health Fun Run/ Walk committee, the tele-
phone company has been planning fun and
health related events for its employees and
their families as well as for residents of
various communities of Abaco.
A fun day took place on July 28th in
A health day event is scheduled for Sep-
tember 8th in Marsh Harbour in the form
of a run/ walk race and is opened to the
public. Persons interested in participat-
ing can pick up a registration form at any
BTC's office and return it there or show
up the day of the event at 5 a.m. for late
registration. There is a registration fee of
$10 which includes a T shirt and other gifts
The event will start at 6 a.m. at the BTC
office in Marsh Harbour and will involve
walking/ running to the airport and back.
There will be trophies and prizes for dif-
ferent categories and refreshments upon
returning to BTC.
So mark your calendar and get your
walking shoes ready.
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upstairs / 2 bath, fully furnished, swim-
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with deep water frontage and street
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to make them feel like a king and queen.
The Bahamas is considered a leading des-
tination choice for weddings because we
have beaches with natural beauty which
are some of the top beaches in the world
and are known worldwide. We must learn
to monopolise on that advantage. The Ba-
hamas also has an excellent reputation. We
are the only country in the Caribbean with
a Bridal Association which shows that we
are serious about this business."
The Bahamas Bridal Association was
formed in 2004 to standardise service and
ensure the reputation of the wedding indus-
try in the country. Ms. Davis gave a brief
history of the Association and listed the
criteria for becoming a member. She ad-
dressed the formation of the Abaco Chap-
ter and stressed the importance of being a
Ms. Hall spoke about the different op-
tions for wedding venues such as the Abaco
Beach Hotel and resorts at Treasure Cay,
Elbow Cay and Green Turtle Cay. She then
addressed the problem of outsiders coming
in to provide services for weddings which
a Bahamian should be doing and invited
Mr. Jerome Hutchinson, Superintendent
of Immigration on Abaco, to speak on this
John Cash, B.R.I.,C.R.S.
Licensed Real Estate Broker
Certified Residential Specialist
The Love Shack 3 BR 3.5 BA ocean front
estate situated on 2 100-foot wide lots.
Stunning view from every room $1,850,000
Internal home site on Brigantine Bay Road,
adjacent to water front greenway $101,000
Seascape 3 BR 3 BA ocean front home
on extra wide Windward Beach homesite.
Garage and new furniture $1,620,000
Sea Cliff, 3 BR 3 BA luxury residence, within
steps of beach, professionally decorated.
Mariner's Cove 1509 Town House, 2 BR 1
1/2 BA, direct harbourview in desirable 1500
building. Fully furnished, includes garage.
Royal Palm 2 BR, 2 BA Marina front condo,
fully furnished, with boat slip. Tropical decor
matter. He stated that any person coming
to offer any services at a wedding that a
Bahamian can offer such as photographer
or minister must have a work permit. Pho-
tographers present at the meeting stated
that they frequently discover that a couple
has brought in their own photographer.
One coordinator stated that she has seen
couples also bring in their own chef. Mr.
Hutchinson discussed ways in which these
people could be prevented from getting
past Immigration and Customs to provide
services here and said that he will look into
the matter further.
Plans have been underway for some
time for Abaco to become an affiliate of
the Bahamas Bridal Association and Ms.
Hall stated that the August 13 meeting
was the actual "sealing of the deal." Sev-
eral wedding planners filled in application
forms to become members. The association
has a strict standard of membership, code
of ethics and membership requirements in
order to uphold its high standard. One of
the criteria is the completion of a Bahama-
host programme. A three-week Bahama-
host programme will begin on September
3rd. Plans were also briefly discussed for
the upcoming Abaco Bridal Extravaganza
slated for October 18-20.
PO Box 22212
Helen's Point, Galleon Bay Waterfront4 BR,
3 BA Home, Sea of Abaco views $1,560,000
Beach Villa 685 2 BR, 2 BA, steps away from
pool and beach $275,000 SOLD
Razzall House, Treasure Cay Beach 4 BR, 3
BA Ocean front, fully furnished with excellent
rental history. $1,735,000
Treasure House, Ocean front 2 BR, 2 BA
Island decor, top-sider villa overlooking
gigantic lagoon pool $579,000
Royal Palm 2 BR 2 BA on marina with beauti-
ful furnishings and boat slip. $562,000
Bahama Beach Club 3 BR, 3 BA $705,000
Anchorage Estates Lots 21, 22, 23, 24, 25
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Viewpoint... Inspiration from a handicapped Karate athlete
By Julian Lockhart
I attended a karate tournament a few
weeks ago where there was a sense visit-
ing from Suriname who is currently ranked
third in the world in the heavy weight class
as a black belt. Sensei Remie Burke, at 46,
has become a feared weapon on the mat
and continues to be one of the best in his
class all of this despite being physically
When Sensei Burke was 20, he was
involved in a horrific car crash where he
completely lost the use of his right arm. In-
stead of allowing this accident to derail his
life and put an end to a blossoming athletic
career, Sensei Burke picked himself up and
continued moving forward. Even though
he competes against athletes younger than
he is who have the use of both arms, Sensei
continues to win and win impressively as
his guile and determination outweighs any
physical disadvantage he may have.
Sensei Burke is definitely an inspira-
tion to me and talking with him reveals the
depth of this man who has overcome so
much to achieve what no one thought he
So many of us use excuses as to why we
can't make it to the top or why we fail when
all we have to do is dig down deep and not
allow the hurdles that we face in daily life
prevent us from reaching our goal. Each
day as we move towards our goals, wheth-
er it is financial, business, sports, personal
or religious, we face obstacles and people
who will try to tear us down. There will al-
ways be situations where we feel we can't
give it anymore and that we have to give
Sensei Burke could have easily done the
same thing 26 years ago and had a good
excuse if he gave up on his dream of being
at the top in karate. However, instead of
giving up, he tried even harder and had to
give even more of himself to get where he
is today. Sometimes when the going gets
tough all we have to do is dig down even
deeper to find the resolve that is needed to
conquer what is before us. God said He
will never give us a burden He knows we
There are always great stories in sports
and life of people who persevere despite
everything, Sensei Remie Burke's story is
definitely one of the more inspiring I have
stray dogs and cats.
I wrote a column a few months ago
about the stray dog problems on Abaco and
what I thought some of the solutions to the
problems could be.
Since then a number of letters to the edi-
tor have been printed in response and some
people have asked if all of the negativity
offends me. My answer is I love when a
column of mine can lead people to think
and give them a reason to voice their opin-
ions. That is all my column is my humble
There were a number of suggestions
from spay and neuter programs, to educa-
tion, to adoption and the list can go on.
All of these programs are great and work
in some cases, but who is going to do it
and where is the money coming from. Like
Cuba Gooding Junior said, "Show me the
money." Where is the funding for these
spay and neuter programs or the manpower
or the money for educating the public about
taking care of their pets? I am all for those
programs, but people need to stop talking
and bring forth some of that money they
have because sooner or later the problem
is going to escalate to where someone is
viciously attacked by a stray dog.
And as far as the humane society on
Grand Bahama, Abaco will gladly accept
a portion of your budget for the spay and
neuter program to ensure that the stray
dogs don't continue to breed. But you know
what? You can spay or neuter all the dogs
on Abaco and you will still have a stray
dog problem and the problem of these dogs
attacking children and tourist alike. So that
still doesn't solve the pack problems.
Once again thanks for the responses to
my column, and I hope my columns con-
tinue to at least make people think and want
to do something to bring about changes.
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Church holds back-to-school jamboree
By Mirella Santillo
It was more than a back to school jam-
boree, it was a whole evening of enter-
tainment, organized and sponsored by the
members of the Church of the Latter Rain,
who bought the school supplies and gave
their time and dedication to make a suc-
cess of the event that took place in the eve-
ning of August 25th at Ocean View Park in
Late afternoon people started to arrive
at the Dundas Town park and every child
entering was given a ticket to be redeemed
later for a bag of school supplies. While at
the hot dog stand Mrs. Macey Cartwright,
Mrs. Patrice Neely, Mrs. Patricia Cornish
and Mrs. Lisa Scott were already busy
cooking, ready to serve the drinks and
hundreds of free hot dogs to be
given away during the evening.
The event was aimed at helping
needy families with some of the
expense of school supplies and
to provide the children with an
evening of games and fun before
returning to school.
All through the event sev- .,
eral basketball shoots-out took
place to determine the winners
of many prizes including two I-
pods, the first one won by Long ..
Bay student, Malick Moultrer,
the second won by Mrs. Rashel v
Martin of Spring City, who came
first in the ladies' shoot-out.
Two City Sport school bags full
of supplies were later awarded
in the high school shoot-out, the Mrs. Bre
first one won by Nathan from ter Rain
Abaco Central High School and jambore
the other by David from Taber- a basket
Color; Bisc uit
nacle Christian High School in Freeport.
In between the games ticket numbers
were called, and each ticket holder lined
up at the distribution table to claim his or
her bag handed out by Mrs. Marva Ar-
cher, Mrs. Nicolette Turnquest and Mrs.
On the basket ball court Mrs. Brenda Ar-
cher, the wife of the pastor of Latter Rain
Church, Mr. Alex Archer, was orchestrat-
ing the event, organizing the games, call-
ing out the tickets and presenting the en-
tertainers. And many were they! The first
to perform was a Praise Team followed by
Praise Dancers and individual performers
Tanya McDermott, Annica Stuart, Laura-
lee Swain and Deandra Russell.
The last of the school bags as well as a
'nda Archer, wife ofPastor Alex Archer ofLat-
Church, oversaw the activities at the church
e. Jada won an MP 3 Player that she won for
ball toss, one of the popular prizes given out
ith back packs and school supplies..
large number of back packs were handed
out and it was time for the long awaited
performers from Nassau to enter the court.
The first one to perform was a slender 16-
year-old high school girl, Kristen Archer
of the Kingdom Empress. What she lacked
in size she made up in presence as she sang
rap-gospel songs. A large group of chil-
dren stood listening to her, mesmerized
by her dynamism and the lyrics that she
had composed. Her attunement with chil-
dren is part of her life; the St. Augustine
College student reforms every week for
children of various communities in New
Next was the popular and well known
performer, Mr. Lynx, a reggae-gospel per-
former who took the stage, engaging the
kids to dance, sing and participate in his
performance. Last was DJ Counsellor, an-
other rap-gospel composer who writes the
music for the Kingdom Empress songs. DJ
Counsellor is the Assistant Pastor at Faith
Ministries in Nassau and a music produc-
er. He, too, had a very strong presence,
rushing on stage, waking up the kids by
throwing a few of his CD amongst them
and they stayed, waving and dancing to his
Hot dogs, lots to drink, games competi-
tions, prizes and school supplies drew
a crowd to Ovean View Park in DUndas
powerful music. All of the performers had
a religious message to give and the perfect
channel to send it through popular rap and
When the function ended, the tired but
contented organizers and workers felt
it was well worth it. Approximately 200
packages of school supplies and 50 back
packs were distributed along with prizes,
food, drinks and entertainment, contribut-
ing to the enjoyment of all present.
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Keep North Abaco Clean
By Vernique Russell
As you drive along the streets in some
areas of North Abaco you will notice the
side roads are filled with garbage. North
Abaconians, please, let's take pride in our
communities and our streets and let's keep
North Abaco clean. This is where we live
and our children live; our children and
youth are affected by what we do and what
they see us do. Children learn with their
eyes; whatever they see you do is what
they will do. Parents, promote cleanli-
ness; teach your children to respect their
surroundings and environment; teach them
not to litter. Our surroundings reflect on us
so let's work together to keep North Abaco
clean, green and pristine. After all, this is
where we live.
It Pays to
Robert Percival Sweeting was born on
Man-O- War Cay on December 8th, 1919.
Nassau at age
15 and be-
came a crew
the Betty K
care of his
ing and they
were blessed with 12 children. He and Ve-
nie missed home so much that they moved
back to Man-O-War Cay and lived in their
home until the time of his death. He owned
a grocery and clothing store. He also owned
a boat and they would load up with clothing
goods and go as far North as Grand Cay sell-
ing their goods, stopping at all the cays and
fishing on the way. Mr. Percy was a farmer,
fisherman and painter. After he became a
Christian, he enjoyed being in the house of
the Lord, and helped in any way he could.
In his later years he spent a lot of time at the
Multiple Listing System
What is MLS?
A Multiple Listing System (MLS) allows
EST4, t participating real estate agents to place
Their sellers' homes on a database
Providing information to other licensed
S4 I- r real estate agents about these listings.
_ This is greatly beneficial to the seller as it
i is great exposure for your property.
Q0 C 0 The MLS is quite important to the buyer
t ,as well. If your real estate agent is a
participating member of the MLS and is
searching for suitable properties for you, this system is the best tool
because your real estate agent will have access to all properties listed
by other members.
Whether buying or selling make sure your real estate agent is a member
of the Multiple Listing Service of the Bahamas Real Estate Association,
The first MLS service in The Bahamas was launched on Abaco on
October 1st and, to date, the participating members are:
(Ruth) Anne Albury
Abaco Cays Realty
Abaco Cays Realty
Abaco Estate Services
Abaco Estate Services
Abaco Real Estate
Abaco Real Estate
Abaco Waterfront Properties
Abaco Waterfront Properties
Aisle of Palm Realty
Aisle of Palm Realty
Aisle of Palm Realty
Bahamas Realty Abaco
Bahamas Realty Abaco
Bayfront Realty Nassau
Damianos Sotheby's Intl. Realty
Damianos Sotheby's Intl. Realty
Damianos Sotheby's Intl. Realty
Damianos Sotheby's Intl. Realty
Damianos Sotheby's Intl. Realty
Era Dupuch Real Estate
Era Dupuch Real Estate
Graham Real Estate
H.G. Christie Ltd
H.G. Christie Ltd
H.G. Christie Ltd
H.G. Christie Ltd
John Cash Realty
Treasure Cay Real Estate
Treasure Cay Real Estate
Treasure Cay Real Estate
The Bahamas Real Estate Association
Sweeting's Tract relaxing. Mr. Percy was
the first person to break ground and settle
on the Sweeting's Tract, now known as the
Mr. Percy was pre-deceased by his wife
Venie of 62 years and his son Lil Ernie. Pa
Percy, as he was affectionately called, will
be missed by all.
Mr. Percy is survived by his children
Redith, Robert, Charlie, Celia, Walter,
Peter, Linda, Ernest, Jerry, Brenda and
Reginald; sons-in-law Philip Albury, Eu-
gene Weatherford and Rowan Sands;
daughters-in-law Elaine, Maggie, Heather,
Winnie, Diane, Evelyn, Sue and Christi-
na; grandchildren Debbie, Kevin, Robbie,
Jessica, Jonathan, Tommie, John, James,
Beth, Andrew, Laura, Fred, Junea, Leola,
Joel, Amos, Lydia, Rebekah, Jeremy, An-
gie, Timothy, Nicholas, Tad and Nathan;
grandsons-in-law George Malone, Kevin
Pinder, Mike Bodamer, Pete Roberts and
Nicholas Lowe; granddaughters-in-law
Dorinda, Jamie and Sabrina Sweeting;
great-grandchildren Joshua, Nathaniel,
Candace, Faith, Brianna, Lil Robbie, Kale,
Kara, Chloe, Mafia, Skyler, Riley, Brook-
lyn, Felicia and Aaliyah; sister Beryl
Sands; brothers-in-law Donald Russell and
Paul Sands; sisters-in-law Fannie and Sally
Sweeting; nieces; nephews; and many oth-
er relatives and friends.
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New Listing! Striking four bedroom, 3 1/2 bath home. A/C, W/D, single
attached garage. 2500 sq. ft. under roof with large screened porch and patio.
View of Sea of Abaco. $995,000 inclusive
New Listing! Four bedroom four bath furnished waterfront home on Bluff
Harbour with dock. Beautiful views. $1.7 million. All closing costs included.
New Listing! Large four bedroom two and a half bath immaculate furnished
home with office and attached garage. Great attention to detail. 140 steps to the
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New Listing! 105' waterfront lot on Black Sound. 24,565 sq. ft. Close to
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New Listing! One acre oceanfront lot with 66' on Atlantic Ocean at Ocean
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Quiet residential area. Close to public dock and major resorts. $150,000.
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Furnished 3 bedroom 2 bath main house plus attached owner's unit with kit/
liv/ding area and one bedroom and one bath. High elevation. Swimming pool.
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15,870 sq. ft. lot with beach access to Atlantic Ocean
Atlantic Ocean lot on Munjack Cay
Sommerset Large estate with dock on Black Sound
Stunning waterfront home on Sea of Abaco on Anderson Bluff ept 1, 07
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Dundas Town Crown Alloment Appraisal $265,225.00
One two bedrooms, I bathroom, triplex. Approximately 9,000 sq. ft. lot no. 18B
with an area for a small shop. Age-12 years the land is a portion of one of the
Dundas Town Crown Allotment parcels stretching from Forest Drive to Front Street,
being just under a quarter acre in size and on the lowside. A concrete block
structure, with asphalt shingle roof and L-shape in design with a total length of
70 x 26 ft Plus 50 x 22 ft. 2,920 sq. Ft the interior walls are concrete blocks;
ceiling is sheet rock and the floors of vinyl tiles.
Murphy Town Crown Allotment 77 Appraisal: $167,580.00
,- '- All that lot of land having an area of 6,790 sq. ft. being Crown allotment No. 77, of
SMurphy Town, Abaco, Bahamas. Located on the subject property is a single storey
single family concrete building. This house is less than 5 years old and is in good
', condition with approximately 1,750 sq. ft of living space and contains 3 bedrooms,
2 bathrooms, living room, dining, kitchen, laundry and utility spaces. There are
_i no significant improvements or deterioration evident. The property is very well
drained and not susceptible to flooding. Landscaping efforts are still in remedial
stages. All major public and private utilities are situate within 100 ft of the subject site. Property boundaries are clearly delineated.
The subject property is situate off the Front Street, Murphy Town, Abaco, and is painted light yellow trimmed dark yellow.
Portion of Murphy Town Crown
Allotment, Murphy Town, Abaco. Appraisal: $108,000
The property is 890 x 100 ft and rectangular in shape. The land is elevated
approximately 15 ft above road level and approximately 25 ft above sea level.
Located on this property is a 20 yr old three bedroom, two bathroom, living,
dining, kitchen and laundry room house. The structure requires much attention.
Eleuthera Lot No. 14B & 7B, Palmetto Point Appraisal: $513,959
S. All that piece parcel or lot of land and improvement comprising of 20,355 sq.
ft. being Lot #14B and 7B and situated in the Palmetto Point District of the
island of Eleuthera, Northward of the public road which runs from the Palmetto
Point settlement to Savannah Sound in the coastal area northward of Ingraham's
Pond, and which said piece, parcel or lot of land and improvements forms a
portion of several parcels of land containing 2,947 acres or thereabouts and which
also Includes Lot No. 713. This site encompasses a 2-storey structure comprising
3-bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, front room, dining room, dining room, family
room, utility room, pantry, kitchen, stairwell, basement, 2-car garage and attic
office. The entire house Is equipped with central air-conditioning. The upper floor to the porch area has been converted Into a storage
and an area for the Irrigation system end equipment. There is a pool area at the rear of this building approximately 537.14 sq. ft
with the garage area approximately 777 sq. ft. This area Is complete with all utilities and services available.
Lot No. 62, Lower Bogue Eleuthera Appraisal: $235,638
All that piece, parcel or lot of land and improvements in the settlement of Lower
Bogue, North Eleuthera, being No. 62, comprising of about 34,210 sq. ft This
site encompasses a 12-year-old single storey home comprising of 4 bedrooms, 3
bathrooms, front room, dining, breakfast room, kitchen and laundry room with a
total living area of approximately 2,342.06. Property also includes a double car
garage and front entrance with a total sq. ft. of approximately 655.75. This home
is approximately 85% completed. The property is well landscaped with crab grass and some fruit trees.
Lot No. 7. Boiling Hole Subdivision Appraisal: $153,521.00
J This property is situated on the western side of Eleuthera Highway in the
settlement of Lower Bogue.
All that piece, parcel or lot of land and inprovernents situated on the Island of
Eleuthera, North of Governor's Harbour, comprising of Lot No. 7 in the Boiling Hole
Subdivision and comprising of approximately 10,000 sq. ft,, this site encompasses
a 17-year old duplex with each unit consisting of 2 bedrooms, I bathroom, front
room, dining room and kitchen with a gross floor area of approximately 1,474,20 sq. ft, and covered porch area of approximately
164.70 sq. ft. This duplex was built in accordance with the plan and specification as approved, and at a standard that was acceptable
to the Ministry of Public Works. This structure is in good condition. Each apartment could be rented at $800.00 per month. The land
is landscaped and planted with ficus trees but needs some manicuring.
Eleuthera Lot No. I, Block No. 45 Appraisal: $151,007.00 All that place parcel or lot of land having
an area of 9,644 sq, ft being lot #1 In block 45, Section E In the subdivision
called and known as Eleuthera Island Shores Subdivision, situated In the vicinity
Sof Hatchet Bay Harbour, on the Island of Eleuthera, one of the Islands of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas. This site encompasses a two-storey building
S which is approximately 14 yrs. old and Is abandoned. There Is a wooden landing
approximately 7'-4" wide by 20'-0" on the upper level, approximately 1,610 sq.
ft. of enclosed living space, with 3-bedrooms, 2-bathrooms, front room, dining room, den, kitchen, and utility room. The wooden porch
on the upper level approximately 148 sq. ft. There Is also a water cistern under the dining room floor area. All utilities and services
available. This property is situated in Eleuthera Island Shores.
New Providence Vacant Property
Vacant Properties Lot No. 2 Emerald Ridge Subdivision Appraisal: $60,000.00
All that lot of land having an area of 4,782.68 sq ft, being lot No. 2 of the subdivision known and designated as Emerald Ridge
Subdivision, a said subdivision situated in the southern district of New Providence, Bahamas. From Soldier Road opposite Nassau
Christian Academy School, 2nd property right side in the back of commercial building and bounded on the west by lot No. 3. This
property is vacant land and is rectangular in shape and zoned residential single family.
Property is located off soldier road just opposite Nassau Christian Academy School in the back of the commercial building
Nassau Village Subdivision Appraisal: $70,212.50.00
All that lot of land having an area of approximately 5,000 sq ft, being lot No. II & 12 of the subdivision known as Nassau Village
Subdivision, Situated in the eastern district of New Providence, Bahamas. This property is zoned multi-family/single family. This prop-
erty is comprised of foundation for a duplex building consisting of approximately 1,985 sq. ft of enclosed living space. The floors are
poured, electrical and plumbing roughing is in place.
Travel east on Charles Saunders Highway, pass Arawak Homes development on the left side of the highway, take second corner left,
make a right turn, go all the way almost to the end of the road. The property is on the right by "Fish for sale" sign with boat in
New Providence Properties
Lot 382 Winton Meadows Appraisla: $365,000.00
All that piece, parcel or lot of !and having an area of 8,300 sq. ft being lot No. 382
situated in the subdivision known as Winton Meadows, the said subdivision situated
in the Eastern District of the Island of New Providence, Bahamas. This property
is comprised of a 24-year-old single family residence with an attached efficiency
(formerly the carport) consisting of approximately 2,675 sq. ft. of enclosed living
,E area, front porch 198 sq. ft, back patio 380. The building is a two storey house.
Besides the efficiency apartment, the house is comprised of 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms
inclusive of a master bedroom suite upstairs. Foyer, front room, dining room, powder room, utility room, breakfast nook and kitchen
downstairs. Climate control is provided by ducted central air conditioning with air circulation enhanced by ceiling fans and other amenities.
Quality of construction: Average. Standard of maintenance: Average. Effective age: 7 years. The land is on flat terrain; however, the site
appears to be sufficiently elevated to disallow the possibilky of hooding under normal weather condition including annual heavy rainy
periods. The grounds are well kept with improvements including neatly maintained lawns with flowering trees and a concrete garden/
storage shed which is located in the backyard, The yard is enclosed along the sides with chain-link fencing and concrete block walls that
are topped with metal railings and metal gates at the front and back.
Traveling east on Prince Charles Drive, pass the streetlight at Fox Fill Road until You get to Meadows Boulevard, turn right onto Meadows
Boulevard, go south and take the 4th left, then Ist right. The subject house is the 2nd house on the left side painted beige trimmed
Kennedy Subdivision Nassau Appraisal: $188,406.00
Lot no. 21 all utilities available 10 year old single story house, 3 bedroom 2
bathroom, living dining area, family room, kitchen, study, laundry and an entry
Sporch. Heading west along Soldier Road take main entrance to Kennedy Subdivision
on the left then take the Ist corner on the left then Ist right. House is second on
your right with garage.
Lot No. 25 Orchard Close Sea Breeze Nassau Appraisal: $183,430.00
All that lot of land having approximate area of 5,000 sq. ft. more or less being lot
I of the subdivision Orchard Close, situated at the southeastern corner of Sea Breeze
l f M i i ,Lane and the roadway of Orchard Close about half mile west of Fox Hill Road, in the
property encompasses a I bedroom apartment is the principal improvement. The
quality of construction is average and maintenance is fair, so the effective age of the
t -building is 8 years besides the apartment. The house is comprised of 3 bedrooms, 2
bathrooms, living room, dining room, kitchen, a utility area and a covered area that is being used for the preparation of catered meals.
Also attached to the house is an open back patio with concrete block railing. Climate control is provided in the house by ducted central air
conditioning. The lot is completely enclosed by chain link fencing in part and by concrete block walls and metal gate in part The grounds
ane fairly maintained with minimal landscaping in place. Travel south on Bay Lily Drive, turn right onto Sea Breeze Lane. Go to the 5th
corner right Subject property is Ist left painted white trimmed white.
Lot No. 370 Grenada Close Golden Gates #2 (Nassau) Appraisal: $149,405.60
All that lot of land having an area of 5,500 sq. ft, being lot 370 Grenada Close
of the subdivision known and designated as Golden Gates No. 2, situated in the
Southwestern district of New Providence Bahamas. This property is comprised of 25-
year-old single family residence consisting of approximately 1,234 sq. ft of enclosed
living space with 3 bedrooms, two bathrooms, living/dining room, and kitchen. The
I land is on a grade and level and appear to be sufficiently elevated to disallow the
possibility of flooding during annual heavy rainy periods. The grounds are fairly kept
with improvements including driveway, walkway and low shrubs. Yard is enclosed with chain link fencing to the sides and rear.
Traveling south along Blue Hill Road, turn right at the Farmers Market, just after passing the Golden Gates Shopping Center, take Ist
corner left, Windward Isles Way, then take 3rd corner right, St Thomas Road, then first left, Grenada Crest, drive around the bend, then
I st left again. The subject property is the 2nd property left house #4 painted peach trimmed black.
Lot No. 1490 Appraisal: $162,400.00
Golden Gates Section 2 All that lot of land having an area of 6,000 sq. ft Being lot no.
1490 of the subdivision known and designated as Golden Gates, the said subdivision
situated in the southwestern district of New Providence, Bahamas. This property is
comprised of a 25-yr-old single family residence consisting of approximately 2.480 eq.
ft of enclosed living with three bedrooms three bathrooms, living room and kitchen.
The land is on a grade and level; however, the site appears to be sufficiently elevated
to disallow the possibility of flooding during annual heavy rainy periods of the year.
The grounds are fairly kept with improvements including driveway, walkway and low
shrubs. Yard is enclosed on one side with 5-foot chain link fencing and a low cement block wall to the front.
Traveling west on Carmichae! Road turn left, then right onto the service road opposite Bahamas Faith Ministries Complex, then first left
again after passing clico and pre-school. The subject house is the 6th house left painted green trimmed white.
Lot No.12, Block 3, Millar's Heights Appraisal: $239,500.00
All that lot of land having an area of 7,500 sq. ft. being lot 12, of the subdivision
known and designated as Millar's Heights, situated In the Southwestern district of
New Providence, Bahamas. This property is comprised of a 25 yr. old single family
residence consisting of approximately 2,375 sq. ft. of enclosed living space with three
2-bedrooms, I-bathroom, living/dining rooms, and kitchen apartment complex. The
land is on a grade and level and appear to be sufficiently elevated to disallow the
possibility of flooding during annual heavy rainy periods. The grounds are fairly kept, with improvements including parking area, walking
pathwray and low shrubs. The yard is enclosed with chain linked fencing at the back and southern sides. Traveling west on Camlchael
Road, enter West Avenue, on the South side Immediately after Topps Laundromat. Take first right which Is WImpole right before the T,
Junction (High Street) the subject building is an L-shape triplex, painted green, trimmed white.
Lot No. 6, Caroline Estates Appraisal: $165,091.50
All that lot of land having an area of 4,800 sq. ft being lot No. 6 of the subdivision
S h L' known and designated as Caroline Estates, the said subdivision situated in the
J western district of New Providence, Bahamas. Located on this property is a structure
Comprising of a 3 yr. old single family residence consisting of approximately 1,255 sq.
ft. of enclosed living space with 2-bedrooms, 2-bathrooms, living, dining rooms and
kitchen. The land is on a grade and level; however, the site appears to be sufficiently
elevated to disallow the possibility of flooding during annual heavy rainy periods of
the year. The grounds are fairly kept with improvements including walkway and low shrubs. The yard is not enclosed. Fence posts are in
place for fencing.
Travel west on Cowpen Road, pass the stop light at Cowpen and Faith Ave., make the first left after stop light The subject property is the
5th house left painted olive trimmed white.
Abaco Vacant Property
Blackwood, Abaco Appraisal: $219, 354.40
All that lot of land having an area of approximately 258,064 sq. ft. This property is yet to reach its highest and best use. It is ideally
suited to single or multi-family development as is the nature of surrounding properties within the community. The site may
also serve well as a commercial site as the area remains un-zoned the property remains largely in its original state. It is covered with
low brush and broad leaf coppice vegetation interspersed with broad strands of mature yellow pine indigenous to the area. The property
is well drained and represents no immediate flooding danger under normal conditions. The subject property is vacant and is situated at
the southeastern entrance of the community of Blackwood, Abaco. The property is undivided and comprises approximately 6 acres
of a larger tract of land of approximately 26 acres.
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Whales From Page 4
Part of our group took the tender to get
a closer look and found that the net was
wrapped around the whale's lowerjaw this
would impair its feeding ability. Talk about
feeling helpless! A more than 30-foot, 30-
ton animal is confused, frustrated . and
in danger of starvation if the net remains as
is. What to do? And what is the best way to
go about it? I'm sure you've seen similar in-
cidents on National Geographic and can pic-
ture what it may have been like. Lucky for
us (and the whale) it miraculously cleared
itself of the net. There was a moment of si-
lence and then the whale breached out of the
water, perhaps in celebration or possibly to
send a message to the other members of its
group. Needless to say, we were all elated.
The culprit you've seen them was a light
green plastic fishing net which we removed
from the ocean. The Bahamas has no large
scale net-fishing operations so you might
not expect many entanglements to happen.
Unfortunately, we see evidence all the time
- in scars on animals and occasionally see-
ing a whale with rope, line or some other
packing material wrapped around it. Pollu-
tion is obviously a problem for these ani-
We continued our transects of the Great
Bahama Canyon and had sightings of Bla-
inville's beaked whales, Dwarf and Pygmy
sperm whales, Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphins,
Atlantic spotted dolphins, more pan-tropi-
cal spotted dolphins, more sperm whales
and some animals which we were unable to
identify as they were too far away. Near the
end of the trip we found ourselves in South
Abaco. Ironically, a portion of our "long
distance" survey took place in home terri-
tory. While surveying in Cross Harbour we
found a group of Atlantic Spotted Dolphins.
At first I thought they may have been feed-
ing on schooling fish, but as we got closer
we found that the group was mating and so-
cializing. This is a side of dolphins that the
casual observer rarely sees. It was exciting
and peaceful at the same time. A chance to
see nature at work and know there's still
hope. To top that, we had another encounter
with Blainville's beaked whales and our bi-
opsy team was able to get a blubber sample,
rounding off the list of completed goals for
the cruise. The amount of information that
can be gleaned from this tiny bit of skin and
blubber is amazing, and I am looking for-
ward to finding out more about this whale
once the results come back.
Our cruise came to a close on Abaco,
leaving me with new friendships, new en-
counters, new possibilities and a desire to
get back out there and see what else there
is to discover.
MUST ELL Te Abcon'0 Pg0
More New Providence Properties
_Lot No. 130, St. Andrews Beach Estates Appraisal:
All that lot of land having an area of 8,100 sq ft, being lot no. 130 of the
subdivision known and designated as St. Andrews Beach Estates, the said
subdivision situated in the eastern district of New Providence, Bahamas. Located
on the subject property is a structure comprising of an approximately 12 yr. old duplex apartment consisting of approximately 2,072
sq. ft of enclosed living space which includes one 3-bedroom I-bath, living, dining rooms, kitchen and utility room, and one bedroom,
I-bath, living /dining rooms and kitchen. The land is on a grade and level; however, the site appears to be sufficiently elevated to
disallow the possibility of flooding during annual heavy rainy periods of the year. The grounds are fairly kept; the yard is enclosed with
chain link fencing at the sides and back with gated access on both sides of the property. The front lawn section is not enclosed.
Traveling east on Yamacraw Hill Road take the third corner right with sign for St Andrews Beach Estates, then take first left, then
first right, the subject property is the 2nd property on the left side painted beige trimmed orange.
Lot No. I Claridge Cove Subdivision Appraisal: $173,053.00
SAll that lot of land having an area of 7,904 sq ft, being lot no. I of the
subdivision known and designated as Claridge Cove, the said subdivision situated
1- 1 in the eastern district of New Providence, Bahamas. Located on the property is
a single story residence consisting of 3-bedrooms, 2-bathrooms, living, dining,
kitchen and utility room. The land is on a grade and level; and appears is be
sufficiently elevated. The property is landscaped and has fruit and flowering bearing trees. The property is open to the front but has
chain link fencing at the sides and back.
Take Joe Farrington Road heading east, turn onto Marigold Farm Road, then take comer on the left, almost opposite Marigold Farms,
before Lumumba Road, the subject house is located on the right hand side of the road, being the first developed property
New Providence No. 21 B Fraser Allotment off Soldier Road Appraisal $303,000
The subject property consisting of 8,400 sq ft is developed with a split level home
with 1925 sq ft of floor area on the ground floor, a porch area of 437 square feet
and second floor area of 735 square feet. The building is of sound construction
and completed in its entirety. The ground floor comprises 2 bedrooms, one bath,
a kitchen, dining and family room. The second floor comprises two bedrooms,
one bath, living and dining areas. Directions to property: Heading East on Soldier,
turn left onto first paved road opposite Lowe's Wholesale, 2nd to last house on
the road with chain link fence.
A A 320 s ft.
Grand Bahama Vacant Property
Derby Unit 3 Block 10 Lot II (Canal lot) Freeport, Grand Bahama Appraisal: $96,000.00
All that piece, parcel or lot land being Block 10, Lot II of Derby Subdivision. The land is vacant, rectangular in shape, on level ground
and is on a canal. Contains approximately 11,250 sq. ft. and is in a single family residential area.
Tropical Gardens Subdivision Appraisal: $112,350.00
All that lot of land being Lot #5 of Section #1 situated on Tropical Gardens Drive In the Tropical Gardens Subdivision, a said
subdivision situated in the western district of New Providence, Bahamas. From Blake Road heading West turn into Tropical Gardens
Drive, pass Douglas Road, fifth lot on right hand side of road. The property is rectangular in shape and has an area of approximately
11,320 sq. ft.
Lot 52, Block 16 Moor Drive and Moor Close, Clearwater Cove Lincoln Green Unit 5
Subdivision Freeport, Grand Bahama Appraisal: $27,000.00
The subject property covers approximately 14,883 ft and is single family zoned.
Greening Glade Subdivision Appraisal: $75,000.00
All that piece, parcel and lot of land described as lot 7 block 21,Albacore Drive, Victoria Place and Mid Chipman Road, Unit 2, Greening
Glade Subdivision, Freeport, Grand Bahama. The lot contains 20,580 sq. ft. and zoned as multi-family residential.
Lot No.15, block 10, Winton Heights Appraisal: $171,440.00
All that lot of vacant land having an area of 17,144 sq ft, of the Subdivision known as Winton Heights situated in the Eastern District
of New Providence., Bahamas. This property is rectangular in shape and zoned multi-family single family.
This property is about 230 feet west of Sassoon Drive and is about the third lot on the north side of Hill Side Road.
Exuma Vacant Property
Island Harbour Beach, Exuma Appraisal: $80,000
All that parcel or lot of vacant land containing 10,000 (80'x 100') sq. ft being lot No. 9, Block 2, Island Harbour Beach Subdivi-
sion situated the western most portion of the Hermitage Estate, Little Exuma, Bahamas. The property is located on an unpaved
road known as Stocking Road. The property also has a commanding view of the ocean.
Eleuthera Vacant Property
North Eleuthera Heights, Eleuthera Appraisal $41,275.00
Lot #20 approximately 11,200 sq. ft. and bounded on north by Early Settler Drive and south by Deal Investment Ltd. This is single
family zoning and 50 ft. above sea level. This site encompasses a foundation with plumbing and roughing in place and well compacted
quarry fill. The concrete floor has not been poured as yet. The foundation is 2,511 sq. ft Lot # 20 situated 1/5 miles eastwardly of
the Bluff Settlement. The said lot is vacant and on a hill overlooking the Atlantic Ocean
Grand Bahama Properties
Apartment 703 Lucayan Towers North Appraisal: $78,000
Tracts A, B-I and B-2, Albacore Drive, Unit 2, Greening Glade Subdivision, Freeport,
Grand Bahama. Situated thereon is a one bedroom, one bathroom apartment.
#36 Beaconsfield Ave, Sunrise Park Subdivision,
Freewport, Grand Bahama Appraisal: $84,000.00
Side 'A' of a single storey duplex dwelling. Side A covers approximately 1,522
square feet of living space. (The enclosed patio/family room covers 197 square feet).
Additional accommodations include a covered front entrance. A spacious living and
dining area. Full service kitchen with snack counter. Enclosed patio, family room
with small laundry room, hallway with utility closet. A hallway bathroom and two
auxiliary bedrooms with closets and a master bedroom with a walk-in closet and
p Fairway Manor Condominium Appraisal $73,000
Apartment 402, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. Lot 4 Block GN Edward Birch Curt,
Long Island Properties
Hamilton's, Long Island Appraisal:
t I $112,000.00.
All that piece parcel or lot of land and improvements
situated in the settlement of Hamilton's on the Island of
Long Island and comprising of approximately 13,547 sq.
ft and is elevated approximately 7-8 ft above sea level.
This site encompasses a 35 yr. structure. A simple style
home consisting of two bedrooms, one bathroom, kitchen,
living and dining room. The home, however, is consisted of
2 separate constructions; 360 sq. ft of concrete construction and 624 sq. ft of wooden construction. All amenities are to the property
such as electricity, water, cable and telephone. The property is accessed by the main Queen's Highway.
Eleuthera Vacant Property
Lot. I lOB, Palmetto Point Appraisal: $72,000
All that piece, parcel or lot of vacant land containing 9,000 and being lot No. lOB situated north of Ingraham's Pond and easterly of
Palmetto Point, on the Island of Eleuthera, one of the islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, and is bounded and abutting as
follow: on the north by Lot No. 3B and running thereon for a distance of 90 ft on the East by Lot No, I IB and running thereon for a
distance of 100 ft.; on the south by a 20 ft. wide road reservation and running thereon 90 ft on the west by Lot No. 9B running thereon
for a distance of 100 ft, the said lot is overgrown with shrubs and is in close proximity to a white sandy beach. This neighbourhood
is zoned residential development and is quiet and peaceful with a topography of approximately 50 ft and because of this there is no
danger of flooding. The area is approximately 80 percent developed with all utilities and services available.
Mutton Fish Point, North Eleuthera Appraisal: $51,421.00
Al the piece, parcel or lot of vacant land containing 44,714 sq. ft and designated E which forms a portion of land known as "Mutton
Fish Point" situated about two miles northwestward of the settlement of Gregory Town on the Island of Eleuthera, one of islands of
the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, and is bounded and abutting as follows: Northwardly by the land now or formerly the property
of Coridon Ltd. and running thereon for a distance of 393.13 feet; outwardly by a 30' wide road reservation and running thereon
for a distance of 402.57 ft eastward by the main Queen's Highway and running thereon for a distance of 109.73 ft; westwardly by
land now or formerly the property of Caridon Limited and running thereon for a distance of 110.75 ft. This property having an area
of approximately 44.714 sq. ft This neighbourhood is zoned commercial/residential development and is quiet, peaceful and has a
topography of approximately 2 ft with all utilities and services available.
Mutton Fish Point North Eleuthera Appraisal: $51,421.00
All that piece, parcel or tract of land containing one acre situated about 2 miles northwest of the settlement of Gregory Town on the
island of Eleuthera, one of the islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas and is bounded and abutting as follows; Northwesterly by
the main Queens Highway and is running thereon for a distance of 125.462 feet northwestward by the land now or formerly the property
of Coridon Limited, and running thereon for a distance of 390.274 ft: southwestwardly by a 30' wide road reservation and running
thereon for a distance of 128,128 ft; Southeastwardly by the lend now or formerly the property of the Vendor and running thereon for a
distance of 322.955 ft. This property having area of approximately 44,847.76 sq ft. This eighbourhood Is zoned commercial development
end is quiet and peaceful with a topography of approximately 2 ft, with all utilities and services available This lot is vacant land and is
located In the area known an "Mutton Fish Point"
Mutton Fish Point, North Eleuthera Appraisal $51,276.00
All that place, parcel or lot of vacant land and improvements containing approximately 44,587 sq,. ft, and designated 'F' which forms a
portion of land known as "Mutton Fish Point" situated about two miles northwestward of the settlement of Gregory Town on the Island
of Eleuthera, one of the islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, and bounded and abutting as follows:- Northwardly by the land
now or formerly the property of Coridon Limited, and running thereon for a distance of 383.56 ft; southwardly by land now or formerly
the property of Caridon Limited and running thereon for a distance of 393.19 ft, eastwardly by the main Queen's Highway and running
thereon for a distance of 113.40 ft, westwardly by land now or formerly the property of Coridon Limited and running thereon for a
distance of 113.40 ft This neighbourhood is zoned commercial / residential development and is quiet, peaceful and has a topography of
approximately 2 ft with all utilities and services available .
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Police Crime Report
Burglary A Marsh Harbour woman
awoke in her bedom about 3 a.m. on Au-
gust 1 with an intruder fondling her. She
screamed and he fled.
Housebreaking A Murphy Town
house was broken into during the morn-
ing of August 2. Nothing appeared to have
Unlawful sex A mother in Sand Banks
reported that in the afternoon of August 3
her 14-year-old daughter was found behind
the Full Gospel church along with a boy.
The mother suspects there was sexual ac-
Causing harm A Crossing Rocks man
was assaulted late in the morning on Au-
gust 3 with a bottle to his forehead by a
young man while at M & M Grocery in
Marsh Harbour. He suffered injuries.
Causing harm A Marsh Harbour resi-
dent was attacked by a group of young men
while at a bar in Little Harbour. He was
chopped on the arm by a cutlass and subse-
quently flown to Nassau for further medi-
cal treatment. A Cherokee man was later
arrested. The incident happened about 10
p.m on August 3.
Possession of dangerous drugs Three
Cherokee men were arrested just before
midnight on August 4 when discovered in
Marsh Harbour with a small quantity of
Shopbreaking Bristol Cellars liquor
store in Marsh Harbour was broken into
during the holiday weekend of August 7.
Nothing appeared to be missing.
Threats of death A Crossing Rocks
woman and her father were threatened
with death by her estranged husband about
9 p.m. on August 7. She suspected that he
had a firearm.
Housebreaking A resident of Little
Harbour reported a house break-in dur-
ing the day of August 3. Jewelry and cash
Vehicle fire At 3:40 a.m. on August
12 a car was discovered on fire in a secure
area on the Marsh Harbour freight dock.
The Marsh Harbour volunteer firemen put
the fire out but the vehicle was totally de-
stroyed. The cars on either side were ex-
Housebreaking A room at the Conch
Inn was broken into during the morning of
August 9. A cell phone, diving equipment
and personal items were stolen.
Damage During the night of August
11, a Boston Whaler was vandalized while
tied at the owner's dock in Sandy Point.
Stealing An employee of the Abaco
Club at Winding Bay reported the theft on
August 15 or 16 of a substantial quantity of
Possession of dangerous drugs Two
Guana Cay residents were arrested on Au-
gust 17 at their home after a search warrant
was executed and marijuana was discov-
House breaking and stealing An em-
ployee of the Green Turtle Club
had her room broken into during
the afternoon of August 19 and
her handbag was stolen.
Missing person A guest at
the Abaco Club was reported
missing after taking pictures on
the coastal bluff at sunset on Au-
gust 19. Divers found his body
the next day in the water off the
Assault with a deadly weap-
on A group of Cooper's Town
men fired multiple shots from
two shotguns at a Crown Haven
youth about 11 p.m. on August
20. The youth fled to his home This is t
without injury and informed his bourfrei
father who called the police. ing of A.
Sudden death Robert Per- sively da
cival Sweeting, 88, died of
natural causes at his home in Man-O-War
Cay on August 21. He had been under a
Unlawful sex A resident of Pigeon
Peas suspects that his 14-year-old daughter
is sexually active and asked for police as-
sistance. A medical exam is scheduled for
he car in the secure area at the Marsh Har
eight dock that burned during the early morn-
ugust 12. The cars on both sides were exten
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A Tribute to Percy Sweeting
By Jeremy Sweetinq
We sorrow today, but he is far better off today
than he Was yesterday. I have to thank the
Almighty for blessing all four of my grandparents
with longevity. All four of my grandparents were
blessed as they were 73,78,79, and 87.
Today as I stand here and remember him, I
think that if not for his hard work, Sweetinq's
Village, formerly known as the Sweetinq's Tract
would not be the popular residential spot in
Marsh Harbour that it is today. Much work went
into the Sweeting's Tract.
I will never forget the early days as I call them
over there when it was secluded and quiet and
how peaceful it was on Pa Percy's little quest
house on the shore. It was the only house on the
Sweetinq's Tract at the time, and believe it or
not, that was only about 18 years ago.
Within the last seven or eight years, we have
lost a lot of the older generation. And with his
passing, it signals that the end of this great gen-
eration is fast approaching. This generation built
our community and we are forever grateful. We
must never forget the contributions made by this
generation in so many ways. If not for Pa Percy,
we may not be in this particular spot today for
worship and remembrance, for he donated the
property that this church is sitting on.
It has been a great reunion this morning
when Ma and Pa was reunited, along with his
mother Celia whom he lost at the age of 4, and
his father, Ernest, who was lost at sea when Pa
was only 20. I am sure he is reunited with his
son that he lost, 'Lil Ernie. But today he has also
seeing his Saviour face to face. Surely it has
been a glad reunion day.
Today is a sad day for all of us, but it is an
exceptionally sad day for myself, Angie and
Timothy as we say goodbye to our last grandpar-
ent. Some of you in the family or others out there
may still have a grandparent with you, but Pa
Percy was our last. Of my four grandparents, I
was blessed, and I believe I tried my very best to
do whatever I could for each of them while they
I am saddened, as you see grandchildren in
the world today and the only time they bid their
grandparents is their attendance at their funeral,
if that. Everyone only has four grandparents,
and you have limited time with them. you should
take time for them.
Many grandparents didn't want anything from
their grandchildren but their company. That's
all. And when it's all over, and you lay your very
last grandparent to rest, you will have wished
you could have spent more time. you will never
get the opportunity again. I am not boasting, but
I think I did whatever I could for my grandpar-
ents, and I still find myself wishing at times they
were still alive so that I could have yet another
opportunity to do for them. When people say they
love somebody, in ways it doesn't mean anything.
you can say you love somebody, and it may be
genuine. But what you feel only matters to you
- because only you can feel it. It's what you do
for the people you say you love, that's what mat-
ters and that's what counts.
So, in saying that, you out there with grand-
parents, take some time, spend some time, make
them laugh, do something extra for them. I can
stand here with a clear conscience and with no
My grandparents passed on a Christian heri-
taqe that we will not let die. I miss all of them
greatly and each of them has made a lasting
impression on me.
And so to Pa Percy, Ma Venie, Pa Bayron, and
Ma Thelma, I miss you all greatly, and one day
we will see you again.
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September 1, 2007
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Parents can help children succeed in school
Students are returning to school for the
beginning of a new school year. Parents
can do much to assist their children in do-
ing well in school.
Make sure your child gets enough sleep
every night. Even teenagers need at least
eight hours of sleep.
Homework tips for parents
Provide a quiet, well lit place and make
needed materials handy. Turn off the tele-
vision, radio and loud music.
Be positive. Your attitude will be the
one your child acquires.
If your child is reading, you read, too.
If your child is doing math, balance the
checkbook. Show that skills they are prac-
ticing are related to what adults do.
If your child seems frustrated, suggest a
If homework calls for your participa-
tion, get involved. If it is meant to be done
alone, stay away. Homework is a great
way for kids to develop independent life-
long learning skills.
Homework tips for students
Try to do your homework at the same
time every day. Don't leave it until just be-
Make time for long term projects. If you
need special materials for it, tell your par-
ents well in advance.
Spend more time on hard homework
than easy homework.
Find a place that makes studying easy
and do your homework there every day.
that are nutritious
Most parents nowadays do not pack
lunches for the school children. But this is
one way to assure that your children are
getting nutritious foods. They need vari-
ety. Try to use a whole grain breads and
wraps. Use lunch meats with lettuce, grape
Use finger foods such as whole grain
crackers, baby carrots, celery and other
vegetables. Fresh fruit is preferable to
foods with a lot of sugar.
Snacks should be healthy
When children get home from school,
they often want a snack. Make sure these
are healthy such as fruit, milk, peanut butter
sandwich, low fat popcorn, low fat yogurt.
Good rice cakes, baked potato chips, low
fat plantain chips, 100 percent fruit juice
Better Fruit cup, yogurt, low fat pud-
ding, dried fruit such as raisins, frozen yo-
gurt or low fat ice cream
Best fresh fruits and vegetables, lightly
salted nuts, fat free popcorn, whole grain
low sugar cereals, whole grain crackers,
low fat cheese, low fat milk
After school activities
Children need active exercise every day.
PE at school is not enough.
Limit television to week ends or very
restricted times on school days. Get a timer
and set it to keep track of the time.
Television and children
Many children are used to many hours
of television or video games. But this can
be bad for their mental and physical health.
Families need to have goal of increasing
literacy and reducing television and video
games. Experts now recommend no televi-
sion at all up to the age of two years. After
that strict limits, perhaps one to two hours
per day. Besides being tuned into more
television, they are also watching more
programs with adult material that is not age
Recent research shows a possible link
between early exposure to television and
attention deficit disorder and other learning
Limit the time children watch television,
preferably television commercial-free pro-
grams or videos.
Monitor the time and quality of internet
Don't let kids watch television alone
Watch television with your children
so you know what they are watching and
comment on content
Find other activities such as board
games, reading, cooking, family exercis-
Remove television sets from children's
rooms. Studies show that children with
televisions in their rooms are more apt to
Teenagers who spend a lot of time
watching television have a greater chance
of having higher blood pressure.
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September 1, 2007
Viewpoint... Change is Not Always Bad
By Vernique Russell
When is change good or when is change
bad? How do we know when change is
needed? According to my mind, I think
that anytime we are doing something that
is showing little to no improvement in what
we want to correct, then change is needed.
Also whenever complacency and com-
fortableness sets in and prevents us from
fulfilling our duties, change is definitely
needed. "Where is this writer going with
this?" you are wondering. Well, wonder
no more; I will tell you.
For many years we have tried to fix many
problems; we have watched our children
fail in the school system; we have watched
our young men fill the prisons and we have
watched our young ladies give birth when
they can barely take care of themselves.
The thing that is still puzzling everyone is
how does this happen? and why? Year after
year we see the numbers for these alarming
situations get higher and higher. How can
we get a different answer to the problem
when we uses the same method? I person-
ally believe that complacency has set in
every area of society and is daily ruining
Time after time teachers, preachers, po-
lice officers, custom officials or immigra-
tions official are dispatched to their various
position. They enter the land with one goal
and that is to carry out their duties. For
a few months these people exercise their
authority without fear and favoritism, and
then suddenly things change. They become
ineffective in their positions. However, we
allow these people to remain in authority.
When no results are seen, we become up-
Most of the time what happens is that
these people become too familiar with the
general public, and this plays a major role
in how they exercise their authority. They
become indifferent and help, in most cases,
the people in the wrong rather than those
who need to be protected. What am I say-
ing? I am saying that I think it is time we
think about this matter in another light and
make changes where they need to be made.
Check stock and see where things have
gone wrong and let's get it right. Change
is not always bad, sometimes it brings out
Four deaths in Florida were attributed to
improper use of generators used in power
outages caused by Hurricane Katrina. One
couple died from a generator in a utility
room adjacent to their bedroom. Another
family was hospitalized from exhaust
fumes coming through an open window
although the generator was outside. Fifty-
five deaths in the United States were attrib-
uted to generator fumes during the 2005
Carbon monoxide is an odorless gas
commonly generated from engines and the
by-product of burning fuel. Kerosene heat-
ers used inside houses in cold weather have
caused deaths. Charcoal grills used inside
a house for cooking or heating will release
Please see Generators Page 23
If you would like your church listed here, call 367-2677
I New Vision Ministries I .
Sunday Worship 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Kids' Korner 9:30 a.m.
Tuesday Interactive Bible Study 7:30 p.m.
Thursday Prayer Time 12:10 p.m. & 7:30 pm
Friday Youth Night (high school & up) 7:30 p.m.
D Pastors / Leaders
Derek Benjamin Ted Pearce David Lowe
Youth Pastor: Chris Pinder
For Directions call 242-367-3324
Eastern Abaco Region of
The Methodist Church
Rev. Dr. Stephen Hale, Circuit Minister
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11 a.m. & 7 p.m.
Mission House 366-2249
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All are welcome
St. Andrews Methodist
11 a.m & 7 p.m.
St. James Methodist
Sunday Services 9:30 & 11
Mission House 366-0400
Dundas Town Church of God
Where Everybody Is Somebody and Jesus Is Lord!
Prayer Meeting 6:00 a.m.
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worshin 6:00 p.m.
We exist to:
Train, Love '
Weekdays (Prayer Meeting)
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 5:00 a.m.
Monday Night 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Night F.T.H. 7:00 p.m.
Friday Youth Night 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Thursday Family Night
For Transportation call Rev. Jerry Cornish at 367-2457
or 367-4719 (church) or contact Bro. Val Nesbitt at 367-5565
Bishop Anthony Campbell
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Sat 10:30 am 5 pm.
Friday 4:30 5:30
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Marble Granite Ceramic
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We make house calls!
Most brands serviced
We make business quality rubber stamps:
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Self-inking and traditional styles
Abaco island Pharmacy
Beauty Supplies Vitamins
Ricardo Miller, Pharmacist
Hours 8:30 am 6 pm
Sunday 9 am 12 Noon
Dove Plaza, Marsh Harb.
Straw Baskets Shirts Hats
Casual Wear Gifts Souvenirs
Located Don MacKay Blvd. and Airport
Phone 367-2431 Marsh Harbour
Mon- Sat7:30 5 *Sun 10 5
Visa and MasterCard Accepted
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Mon -Sat 9- 5 Phone:(242) 367-4822
By Mirella Santillo
If you visit the Abaco Family Medicine,
a young nurse named Ellen may take your
vital signs, give you an injection or assist
either Dr. Binard or Dr. Boyce while you
are being examined.
Ellen was born in Dundas Town of Hai-
tian parents but left Abaco after complet-
ing primary school at St. Francis de Sales
when she was 12 years old. She was chosen
to go to Father Flanagan's Boys and Girls
Town near Omaha, Nebraska, where she
lived in a home with a few other children
and house parents and went to a Catholic
high school until she graduated.
Ms. Ellen Loeys always wanted to be a
nurse. "When I was small," she recalled,
Generators From Page 22
the fumes. Cooking on a gas or charcoal
stove is not generally considered dangerous
as the fire is on for a limited interval. Heat-
ers and generators pose the larger problem
as their fumes will accumulate overnight
into lethal concentrations.
Generators should not be run inside a
building. This includes utility rooms and
garages. Automobiles left running inside a
closed garage will produce the same lethal
carbon monoxide fumes.
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Abaco Shopping Centre
Sea Star Car Rental
Foest Heights Academy
New Vision Ministries
"I use to
get hurt a
lot and the
to me. It
want to be
too." She Ellen Loeys
her nursing career by attending the Uni-
versity of Nebraska Medical School, then
transferred to a nursing school from which
she graduated in May 2006, with a bache-
lor's degree in nursing. Ms. Loeys became
a registered nurse in the United States.
However, her plans were to move back
to Abaco which she did last November.
She became licensed as a nurse in March
and is now working full time at the clinic.
Ellen, a soft spoken woman, said she
enjoyed being home because most of her
family and friends are here and because
she wanted to assist the community with its
"Also, I feel I can be a role model for
other young girls. I found a lot of sup-
port in the United States which helped
a lot to motivate me. It could happen to
somebody else. I was determined to suc-
ceed and not go through the same struggle
as my parents. I went through college as
a single mother and feel grateful for the
support I received from my siblings, my
family and the encouragement Dr. Marc
Binard provided me for the last four years
when sometimes I felt like quitting. I am
also thankful to Dr. Frank Boyce and Dr.
Binard for accepting me as a staff member
in the clinic."
September 1, 2007 The Abaconian Page 23 B
Reserve officers do walk-about
The new reserve officers of the Royal Bahamas Police Force did a walk-about in the
Mud and Pigeon Pea immigrant communities. They were accompanied by Supt Wayne
Miller, officer in charge of Abaco.
Tips for healthy living
By Vernique Russell
Obesity is the second leading cause for
death worldwide. Obesity is "suicide."
Over 70 percent of the Bahamian popu-
lation is obese. Obesity is also associated
with 30 medical diseases including can-
cers, birth defects, cardiovascular disease,
diabetes and arthritis. However, treatments
are available to assist in controlling over-
weight and obesity. Treatments include di-
etary therapy, physical activity (the key to
losing weight), behavior therapy and drug
therapy. With these facts in mind doctors
are encouraging patients to be more alert
and concerned about their health. These
steps can go a long way, if followed daily,
to provide a healthier lifestyle. The steps
Choose foods low in calories
Eat 5-9 servings of fruits and vegeta-
bles per day
Choose foods with less sugar and salt
Limit the amount of high fat foods you
Choose foods for nutritional value
Eat smaller food servings
Drink plenty of water
Stay away from alcohol
Exercise 30 minutes to one hour pref-
erable everyday/week days
Visit your doctor regularly
We are responsible for our well being
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1- Sous Chef
1- Chef de Partie (PM shift)
1- Pre (Pantry) Cook
2- Spa Attendant
1- Pay Master
1- Beach Manager
1- Kitchen Steward
2- Guest Relations Coordinators (Sales)
5- Room Attendants
1- Linen. Room Attendant / Presser
5- Housekeeping Room Attendants
1- Snr. Housekeeping Manager
1- Reservation Agent
1- Valet driver (Housekeeping)
1- Maintenance Technician
1- Air-conditioned Refrigeration Assistant
1- Chief Kitchen Steward
4- Kitchen Stewards (Male)
Mahogany and hyacinth table, 6 chairs din-
ing room set (180cm) $1950. Mahogany and
banana leaf table, 4 chairs dining room set (90
cm x 90 cm) $1500. For more information call
Temporary elect al pole with meter can,
breaker panel and outlet. $125 2 antique raised
panel pocket doors $100 each Call 367-1000
For all your vertical and mini-blind needs
contact Sidney Albury at 367-2091 or 367-2031.
Sales and Service
Albury Bros. Boats, 20 ft. 23 ft. 27 ft. Call
365-6086 for details
Quick S ale 2 boats 18.5' Wahoo, just like
new, 21' Chris Craft with cabin. Asking
$10,000 OBO Call 365-5181 Make an offer
17' Boston Whaler, 1969 restored, very nice,
70 HP Evinrude. $7900 OBO Call 365-4434
20' Grady White with 150 HP Mercury, fully
equipped, suntop anddoger. $13,500 OBO Call
BOT &Iy II MAINE ITEMS~
20' Shamrock, cuddy cabin, full Bimini, nicely
equipped including trailer, Ford inboard, gas
miser. DUTY PAID $15,000 Call 367-1000
20' Wellcraft 135 HP Mercury, Bimini top,
dive board. $8000 Ph. 365-6143, cell 357-
22' Aquasport boat, make a good workboat.
c6nn rColl A77_ 777
23' Contender w/ 225 hp Yamaha (600 hrs,
SS prop), dual axle alum. trailer. GPS, VHF,
Stereo/CD. Outriggers and wired for 2 deep
drop reels. Strataglass console enclosure, full
hull cover. $32,000. (no duty pd.) Stored at
Marsh Harbour Boat Yard. Call 239-410-5170
B SM NT
24' Mako with brand new (less than 10 hours)
twin 150 Yamaha 4-stroke engines. Engines
still under warranty. $25,000 OBO Will sell
engines alone $20,000 OBO DUTY PAID Call
242-365-5032 or 954-258-9644 VHF Ch 16
"Ridgehouse" Great Guana Cay
28' Bertram 1976. Boat is in excellent condi-
tion. Needs motors. $8,000 OBO. Boat in Green
Turtle ship yard. Call 365-4017
43' Aluminum hull, crawfishing boat, 5000
lb. freezer, Caterpillar 3208, 8KW genera-
tor, stabilizers, A/C, sleeps 7. $35,000 Call
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Renovated hilltop re-
treatwith 1,892 sq. ft. of
living space, 3 bed-
rooms, and 3 baths.
E a Shared private dock
4 'lL and access to the beach
Just a few steps away.
$-. 1,195,000. Ref. PS 10621
Well located waterfront
.., ,"' home featuring 3 bed-
rooms, 2 baths, a well
Living area, wrap-around
Sdeck, amazing views
Sand possible dockage.
$1,275,000. Ref. PS 10565
THE ABACO CLUB
Elegant 4 bedroom, 4.5
bath golf course home
at the Ritz-Carlton man-
-6 aged Abaco Club at
Winding Bay offering a
spa, tennis and beach.
$4,495,000. Ref. AS 10701
Newly built 3 bedroom,
3 bath home hidden
amid lush trees and
vegetation. Enjoy views
of the sea, access to the
Lucayos dock and the
$875,000. Ref. PS10596
GREAT GUANA CAY
Unique 12.5 acre sea-to-
sea estate with a 2 bed-
fantastic views, and a
boat basin. Ideal for a
private estate or com-
$12,950,000. Ref. AS10867
Spacious two story
beachfront house with a
large open common
area, 5 bedrooms, well
screened porch, and a
semi-private dock slip.
$899,000. Ref. AS 10869
SBeautiful open plan
Some with 3 bedrooms
and 2 baths. This 2,216
sq. ft. home features an
apartment ideal for a
guest suite or rental unit
with income potential.
-- $491,500. Ref. AS 10598
GREAT GUANA CAY
Delightful 5 bedroom, 3
bath beachfront home
a on over a half acre over-
looking the sea. Spa-
cious great room and
large oceanside deck.
Excellent rental history.
$1,295,000. Ref. AB123
GREEN TURTLE CAY
style beachfront villa on
0.84 acres. This 5,750
sq. ft. home has 5 bed-
rooms, 4 baths, fully
equipped kitchen, and
wrap around porches.
$2,545,000. Ref. TS10581
Sea-to-sea retreat on a
3/4 acre lot within a
Accented by a 2 bed-
room main house, sepa-
rate master suite, guest
cottage, and a boat lift.
$2,315,000. Ref. AS10877
Well built fourplex com-
prising four 2 bedroom,
1 bath units. Excellent
with great rental income
potential. Just minutes
to the sea.
$460,000. Ref. AS 10751
Seven unit apartment
complex offering four, I
bedroom units and
three, 2 bedroom units.
Central air and partially
finished. Excellent in-
$925,000. Ref. AB156
Moderately sloping sea
view lot comprising
34,922 sq. ft. with easy
access to the beach and
the Abaco Club, and all
utilities. Ideal setting
foryour dream home.
$425,000. Ref. AS 10872
8.7 acre pristine water-
front property with a 20
ft. bluff and amazing
views. Great invest-
ment for a hideaway
home or a development
of subdivided lots.
This rare sea-to-sea 1.93
acre investment tract
boasts a protected
deep water bay and
amazing views. Ideal for
a beach home or small
$910,000. Ref. AS10719
Last chance to obtain a
homesite in the presti-
gious and gated Great
Abaco Club. This 7,630
sq. ft. canal lot has easy
access to pool, tennis
courts, and beach.
$399,500. Ref. AS 10731
BASIN HARBOUR CAY
One-of-a-kind 9 acre
tract extending from
sea-to-sea on a se-
cluded cay with sub-
tropical foliage, deep
water anchorage and ex-
cellent flats fishing.
$382,500. Ref. AS 10767
Gorgeous 15,500 sq. ft.
beachfront lot with 75 ft.
of amazing water
frontage, endless ocean
vistas, and views of
White Sound and Sea-
$485,000. Ref. PS10618
Fantastic 10,000 sq. ft.
interior lot with semi-
private dockage and
beach access. The
property is part of the
Sealevel Cottages and
has a private dock slip.
$121,000. Ref. AS10876
CUTTER'S LANDING Great Abaco Club, Marsh Harbour
Exquisite 4 bedroom, 3 bath island retreat overlooking Boat
Harbour Marina and the Sea of Abaco with an outdoor patio,
built-in bbq., and a boat slip. $4,200tweek. Ref. AR10567
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