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VOLUME 14, NUMBER 12, SEPTEMBER 15th, 2007


Minister of Security Tours Abaco

Hon .Tommy Turnquest gave breakfast talk, inspected police stations


Minister of National Security, the Hon.
O.A.T. Tommy Turnquest, made a one-
day whirlwind tour of Abaco police facili-
ties on September 5. Police facilities were
reviewed in Dundas Town, Fox Town,
Treasure Cay, Cooper's Town and Crown
Haven. Police at each location were urged
to give their assessment of police needs.
While in Marsh Harbour, he was the
keynote speaker at a gathering of police
officers. Addressing police staff at the
Central Abaco headquarters, Min. Turn-
quest said, "My mission, broadly speak-
ing, is to gain a better understanding of
the state of policing on Abaco through the
inspection of a number of police facili-
ties and through interaction with police
officers serving here." In Mr. Turnquest's
address he urged all law enforcement offi-
cers on Abaco to remain vigilant to main-
tain the high level of stability and security
on that island.
He said that throughout the islands life-
styles are varied and different, resulting in
crime and criminality manifesting them-
selves differently from island to island. He
said Abaco does not have the same crime
rate and trends as New Providence, espe-
cially violent crime. Still Abaco has its
own law enforcement challenges," Minis-
ter Turnquest said. "Like other islands in
the Northern Bahamas, its close proximity
to the United States makes it susceptible
Please see Turnquest Page 2


Minister tours farms


and holds meetings


The Hon. Larry Cartwright, Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, toured farms and
held meetings with fishermen and farmers during his .4i, cc-i, visit on September 5-
7. He is shown here at Emerald Organics Ltd., a farm belonging to Mrs. Liann Key
Kaighin. She is producing eggs that are from organically-fed hens. The group here
is Mr. Cartwright; Mr. David Knowles, Agriculture officer for Abaco; Mrs. Kaighin,
Mrs. Colleen Nottage, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry; and Mr. Cephas Cooper,
Administrator for Central Abaco.
About 40 farmers gathered at Central It was said that The Bahamas im-
Abaco Primary School September 5 to ports over $500 million of agricultural
meet with Agriculture Minister, the Hon. food products annually and agricultural
Larry Cartwright and his technical advi-
sors. Please see Cartwright Page 5


Immigration Audit Drew 250


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The line was long before the Anglican Hall opened to allow people bringing docu-
ments to discuss with Immigration officials their application status The government
is making an effort to clear up the back-log of applications for citizenship and perma-
nent residency. Most of the group were Haitians, many of whom qualify under Baha-
mian law to become citizens. Other issues the immigrations officers were wanting to
By Jennifer Hudson
Immigrants anxious to get their status Please see Immigration Page 7

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The Hon. O.A.T. Turnquest viewed two possible sites for a new main police station in Central Abaco. He is shown here, right of
center, talking with Mr. Edison Key, MPfor South Abaco. right. Behind them are, left to right, Mr. Cephas Cooper, Administra-
torfor Central Abaco; Supt. Wayne Miller, Police Chief on Abaco; Assistant Commissioner of Police for the Northern Bahamas
Eugene Cartwright; and Commissioner of Police Paul Farquharson. They are looking at a site on Don MacKay Boulevard between
the government clinic and Aldersgate Methodist Church. The other site is on the new road from the frieght dock between Crockett
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Min.


The Abaconian


September 15, 2007


Turnquest inspects Abaco police facilities


Turnquest From Page 1
to illegal international trafficking and re-
lated criminal activities."
Minister Turnquest expressed his sup-
port for the recruitment of reserve police
officers from the various Family Islands.
He said having reserve officers serve in
the islands in which they live enhance
the efficiency of their service and is cost
effective. "Essential working tools, in-
cluding technology, communications and
transportation are required for more ef-
fective policing on Abaco and the gov-
ernment will respond to those requests."
Minister Tumquest said just as citi-


zens and those legally in the country can
move freely through the archipelago, The
Bahamas faces the problem of policing
persons moving from island to island for
"malevolent reasons. Criminals may also
move freely through our islands, as do
people involved in international criminal
activities, including migrant smuggling
operations and trafficking of contraband,
including illegal drugs and guns," he
said.
After speaking at the breakfast meet-
ing in Dundas Town, Mr. Turnquest and
his group visited two sites in Marsh Har-
bour as the site for a new police station.
Plans were drawn about eight years ago


for a complex on the hill top beside the
new port highway between Crockett
Drive and S.C. Bootle Highway in Marsh
Harbour and this was one of the sites re-
viewed. The other site being considered
is a 15 to 20 acre block on Don MacKay
Boulevard between the government clinic
and Aldersgate Methodist church. Police
requirements have outgrown the capacity
of the present building in Dundas Town.
One of the stations that Mr. Turnquest
visited was the Crown Haven station
which was a special case as it has been
out of service when the building was
badly damaged several years ago by a
hurricane. The old school building where


it was housed is not worth the extensive
repairs that would be needed to make it
functional. A policeman is stationed in
Crown Haven and resides there in a reno-
vated schoolteachers' residence. Crown
Haven is the northern terminal connect-
ing Abaco to Grand Bahama by ferry and
it is considered important to have a police
presence there.
Accompanying the Minister were Per-
manent Secretary Mrs. Missouri Sher-
man-Peter, Commissioner of Police, Mr.
Paul Farquharson and Assistant Commis-
sioner of Police for Grand Bahama and
the Northern Bahamas, .


The Hon. O.A.T. Tommy Turnquest, Min. of National Security, visited the police station
at Fox Town. He is shown here, left, with the Commissioner of Police, Mr. Paul Far-
quharson talking with the Little Abaco officers On the right is Mr. Eugene Cartwright,
Assistant Commissioner for the Northern Bahamas.


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Page 4 A The Abaconian September 15, 2007


Fishermen ask for a closed conch season


A three-day visit, September 6 to 8,
brought the Minister of Agriculture and Ma-
rine Resources, the Hon. Larry Cartwright,
to Abaco for discussions with fishermen
and farmers. The presentations brought out
interesting facts on these two industries and
presented information on initiatives and op-
portunities being devised by the Ministry.
Much of the minister's time with the au-
diences was spent listening to their ideas,
suggestions and complaints. Meetings were
held in Central, North and South Abaco.
A surprising solidarity was expressed
by fishermen of the need for other spe-
cies besides crawfish and grouper to have
closed seasons to foster and encourage re-
production. The need for a closed season on
conch, possibly July through October, was
expressed by many of the fishermen. Mut-


tonfish was another species suggested for
a closed season. Overall, fishing harvests
throughout The Bahamas are in decline.
Strong feelings were expressed that dur-
ing a closed season, all trade in protected
species should cease, with all sales prohib-
ited and those protected species being un-
available on restaurant menus.
On the fisheries' front, it was said that
The Bahamas has 140,000 square miles of
ocean which we are not taking advantage of
in terms of commercial fishing. Recognized
boundaries extend 200 miles to sea, but the
proximity of neighboring countries re-
quires negotiations to accurately determine
the economic boundaries of the fishing
zone. These negotiations are not underway.
Our vast economic fishing zone is diffi-
cult to police as our limited resources are


also directed at immigrants trying to enter
the Bahamas from the south and drug ship-
ments passing through.
The Food and Agriculture Organization
of the United Nations lists The Bahamas as
having the richest fishing banks worldwide.
However, we are not taking advantage of
this resource. An example was given of a
Dominican fishing boat recently confiscat-
ed in southern Bahamian waters which had
100,000 pounds of fish on board.
Marine stocks are under stress country-
wide as nearly all commercial effort is fo-
cused on three species, grouper, conch and
crawfish.
Abaco is highly thought of by the Minis-
try in terms of fishing potential, revenue and
resources to be protected and has assigned


four fisheries officers to the mainland and
a fifth officer stationed at Moore's Island.
Two Defense Force Marines are assigned to
work with fisheries' patrols.
Mr. Cartwright brought out four main
fishing issues confronting his Ministry:
Overfishing of some resources
Poaching and illegal commercial fish-
ing by non-Bahamians
Uncaring Bahamians not respecting
closed seasons or size restrictions
Fishermen not respecting other fisher-
men's traps or condos
Condos and traps are often left on the sea
bottom and over time create a dead zone.
Condos should be moved from season to
Please see Cartwright Page 12


Min. Cartwright visits North Abaco


After a meeting with fishermen in Marsh Harbour, the Hon. Larry Cartwright, right,
discussed problems with Mr. Carroll Laing, Fisheries officer for North Abaco, Defense
Force Officer Greene and Mr. Edison Delaveaux, Deputy Director ofFisheries.






Abaco AC
The helpful place.


By Vernique Russell
The Minister of Agriculture and Ma-
rine Resources, the Hon. Larry Cartwright,
made good on a promise to return to Abaco
to address the concerns of local fishermen.
On September 6th a meeting was held at
the Sherlin Bootle High School in Cooper's
Town. A great number of local fishermen
came out and the local authorities for the
Department of Fisheries in North Abaco
were very pleased.
The major topics of discussion concerned
a) the possibility of a closed season for con-
ching and b) a shortened lobster season. All
of the fishermen in attendance agreed that
we have reached the point in The Bahamas
when we must have a closed season on con-
ching to preserve the popular seafood that
is fast becoming scarce. They agreed that
after the opening of the much anticipated


Hard


crawfish season, there was great concern
that crawfish are becoming less prevalent
as every year the catch seems to decrease.
Fishermen are ready to back the Minister
one hundred percent should these two ef-
forts be implemented.
On a positive note major buyers in atten-
dance reported that undersize crawfish have
barely surfaced so far forthe season and they
attribute this to the fact the everyone is now
using the proper measuring instruments and
are cooperating with the law. Once again
the minister pledged to the fishermen that
he will look into the matter and will return
once again to Abaco for a follow-up meet-
ing. The local fishermen here are grateful
that the minister fulfilled his promise and
they look forward to working with the him
whenever an opportunity presents itself.


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Cartwright From Page 1
exports are essentially zero. This spread
between imports and exports vividly dem-
onstrates the opportunities in domestic ag-
riculture.
Mr. Cartwright said that his Ministry is
looking for incentives to make farming at-
tractive. He believes that we have the ca-
pacity to feed the Bahamas.
The four "pine" islands, Abaco, An-
dros, Grand Bahama and New Providence
are well suited to raising root crops while
other islands must be more careful in their
crop selection. Conditions on the pine is-
lands lend themselves to large cultivated
fields whereas many southern islands must
practice less intensive pot-hole farming.
Young people are loathe to enter farm-
ing and this attitude must change. Meth-
ods are being investigated to make farming
more attractive, greenhouses for one.
It was brought out that Abaco has
10,000 acres of prepared agricultural land
available now for farm use. Applicants can
lease this land for $40 per acre annually.
Mr. Edison Key, MP for South Abaco,
would like to see this reduced to $1 annu-
ally with duties and stamp taxes reduced to


zero on farm supplies and materials.
Mr. Simeon Pinder, Director of Agri-
culture, brought out the fact that numer-
ous small scale farmers makes it difficult
to guarantee a long term supply. Farmers
must organize into larger scale coopera-
tives to stabilize the supply. Quality must
be guaranteed and be consistent. Attention
must be paid to the sizes purchasers want
to buy.
The Ministry is preparing to offer ar-
tificial insemination methods to goat and
sheep farmers. An imported goat may
end up costing between $5,000 and $7,000
whereas a similar quality goat produced by
artificial insemination costs between $300
and $500.
Shade houses are another innovation
being promoted by the Ministry for many
crops, such as ornamentals, flowers and
many vegetables. Mr. Pinder gave the ex-
ample of a greenhouse producer in Nas-
sau selling a specialty lettuce for $25 per
pound.
The Agriculture Department is mak-
ing a basic 15-foot by 45-foot greenhouse
available to anyone for $1200 and hopes
to have some of these in place this year at
major high schools on the Family Islands.


Greenhouses give a high yield in a small
space and eliminate many of the problems
encountered with open-field farming. It is
hoped that this agriculture method may en-
tice more people into growing crops.
An agricultural insurance coupon is un-


der consideration. To assist on determining
when insurance benefits should kick-in, six
automatic weather recording stations are
being installed in The Bahamas. These will
Please see Cartwright Page 18


The Hon. Larry Cartwright, center, toured several farms in Central Abaco. Here he be-
ing shown Rocky Farm by Michael Parotti, manager of the farm that supplies decorative
plants and trees to the Abaco Club at Winding Bay. On the right is David Knowles,
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13 Abaco Police Recruits Graduate


By Samantha V. Evans
Thirteen new police reserves from Abaco
made up the graduation class of over 800
Royal Bahamas Police Reserves under the
theme The Way Forward. Chief Supt. Rich-
ard Gardiner, Commandant of the Police
Reserves, stated that the officers under his
charge must enrich self to provide quality
service to the public. They have a mandate
as police officers to respect mankind, to be
committed, devoted, disciplined and loyal.
He embarked on training for recruits and re-
serves and is committed to sharing the true
spirit of the way forward.
The Police Reserves are very involved in
the work of the country and they need to be
recognized. However, they must be ready
to fulfill the mandate because by law, they
are entitled to do so. Gardiner is responsible
to ensure that they are recognized for what
they do presently and work fervently to-
ward tomorrow.
In spite of all the changes, they have
always been disciplined and respected cit-
izens. In 1998 the revolution of the Fam-
ily Islands began and Abaco was at the
forefront of it, he stated. On August 24th,
2007, these new reserves can proudly say
that every island will be joined in partner-
ship in sharing the message of peace, hope,
and love. These three islands to bring about
this completion are Rum Cay, San Salvador,
and Acklins and Crooked Island. Not only
will these individual islands benefit from
these new reserves but the entire country.
Reserves from all of the islands of The Ba-
hamas were represented at this graduation.
It was the largest ever to be held in the his-
tory of law enforcement in The Bahamas.
After 16 weeks of training, the entire class
of reserves came together beginning August
20th to undergo rehearsal for graduation


and to gain some onsite experience in vari-
ous sections of the Police Force.
The reserves assist the police force and
the country so they must be prepared to face
the many challenges with vigor and cour-
age. This recruitment drive has increased
on the Family Islands and will encompass
a lot including extending neighborhood po-
licing beyond simply walking the beat. Two
reserves, Deborah Deveaux and Beatrice
Moxey, have been doing this for a long time,
and they make sure that the schools are safe
for students, pedestrians and teachers alike.
They do not do it for money but for the love
of their country. Their exemplary service
should be followed by their peers. The Roy-
al Bahamas Police Force has provided the
resources for all officers to succeed so they
must now follow the mandate given. Once
they do this, they will earn respect.
The police reserves to graduate from
Abaco "A" Squad were W/R Martha Smith
of Dundas Town, R Terrence Sweeting of
Hope Town, W/R Sheran Johnson of Marsh
Harbour, W/R Pauline Cox ofBlackwood, R
William Pinder of Crown Haven, R Andrew
Johnson of Murphy Town, R George Phil
lpot of Man-O-War Cay, W/R Oleta Thom-
as of Crown Haven, R Jude Hart of Dundas
Town, R Phillip Strachan of Murphy Town,
R Nicholas Roberts of Sandy Point, W/R
Patricia Lightbourne of Dundas Town, and
W/R Ruthamae Rolle of Moore's Island.
The 42nd Anniversary and Awards Ban-
quet was held on Saturday evening on the
Police Grounds, East Hill Street. The most
outstanding male reserve award for Abaco
was given to R859 Phillip Strachan, and W/
R 511 Deborah Deveaux received a special
award for her outstanding contribution to
the development of the Conference Center.
The guest speaker for the evening was


the Hon. Tommy Turnquest, Minister of
Security, who stated that the police re-
serves offer a pure and unselfish service to
their country. In order to create a safe and
tranquil Bahamas will take everyone do-
ing their part at all times to create a firm
partnership. He congratulated the graduates
on a iob well done and reminded them that


they represent "law and order" every time
they put on their uniform. They must keep
themselves safe while on duty and be of-
ficers of integrity at all times. With this re-
cent graduation, he stated, that the country
now has over 1000 police reserves which
is a great accomplishment for Chief Supt.
Gardiner and his team.


Thirteen recruits to serve as police reserves came from 10 communities on Abaco, from
Moore's Island in the south to Crown Haven in the north. Six of the recruits were women.
Most of their training was on Abaco but they spent the final week in Nassau, training with
recruits there. They graduated in an elaborate ceremony at an awards banquet on August
24. 5/w1, ,, here are Ms. Deveaux, Ms. Lolita Thomas, Mr. William Pinder, Mr. George
Phillpot, Mr. Marcellus Roberts and Mr. Barry Bascom.


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Immigration hopes to eliminate


Immigration From Page 1
in the Bahamas regularized gathered early
outside the Anglican Church Hall in Marsh
Harbour on August 31. By the time the doors
opened at 8.30 a.m. a line of approximately
100 people had formed.
For quite some time there has been a dis-
gruntlement among persons who have ap-
plied for permanent status in The Bahamas
because, although they had submitted papers,
they had not received a letter or any other
type of response. In order to rectify this situ-
ation and bring it to closure, the present Gov-
ernment carried out an Immigration Depart-
ment Audit in order to expedite matters.
Audit day for Abaco was August 31 and
seven officials from the Naturalisation Unit of
the Immigration Department in Nassau along
with two from Marsh Harbour were on hand
to assist the applicants. Sen. the Hon. Elma
Campbell, Minister of State for Immigration,
Ministry of National Security, visited to view
the response among the Abaco immigrants.
The Minister stated that when she joined
the Department in May of this year she re-
alised that many persons had applied for per-
manent status such as citizenship, permanent
residence or spousal permit and had not yet
had any word on the outcome.
"Word on these applications was long out-
standing so I not only studied the situation in
my office but listened to general complaints
from persons on the street," she explained.
"In consultation with the officers I discovered
that there had been some problems in expe-
diting applications. Not only were some files
incomplete, but we could not find some of the
people. We decided that it would be easier to
go to the public and ask them to come in and
re-register to make it easier to pull their files.
Today here on Abaco marks the final day of


A team of immigration staff from ivassau Wi
the Immigration Audit headed by Mr. Vern
rector of Immigration. While the audit was i
the Hon. Elma Campbell, Minister of State j
viewed the process.
the audit, and we hope to be able to answer the
majority of people by the end of September.
Some have already heard but some need to
bring in more information. Some do not hear
from us because of incomplete files so we have
urged everyone to make sure that they bring in
files containing all the information necessary.
Results can be fairly timely if all the papers
are in order. However, we want people to un-
derstand that just because they come in today
the answer they receive may not be positive,
but we can assure people that we will make a
decision one way or another."
Mr. Mills asked Mr. Vernon Burrows, Di-
rector of Immigration, who was also on hand
to oversee that the operation ran smoothly, if
he felt that 250 people was a low turnout for
Abaco since there are so many thousands of
Haitian immigrants here. His reply was that
he did not feel that it was a low turnout, and
he was pleased with the number who showed
up.
Ms. Campbell stated that she was espe-
cially pleased with the reaction she had seen.


In Nassau the audit was
held on August 8-9 at
which 1139 persons re-
registered, on Grand Ba-
hama on 29 August 473
persons re-registered and
on Abaco up until lunch-
time 250 persons had re-
registered. A few more
persons turned up during
the afternoon.
The officers from the
Immigration Department
,as on Abaco for took requisite informa-
on Burrows, Di- tion including file num-
n progress, Sen. bers if available from
for Immigration, persons who had applied
for citizenship, residence
permits or spousal permits but who had not
received any response. They stated that most
had the required documents and their pass-


The Abaconian Page 7 A


backlog
ports with them. Although there were a few
persons of other nationalities re-registering,
it was noted that the majority were Haitians.
Also present from Abaco to oversee the
smooth running of the audit was Mr. Spence
Dorsett, Superintendent of Immigration and
Officer in Charge of Abaco.
"When the audit first began in Nassau,
the number of persons registering was low;
people were slow to come out because they
were worried that this was an apprehension
exercise. But once they realized that this is not
what it was, then everything went well," con-
tinued Ms. Campbell. "The Department will,
however, continue exercises against illegals,
and will continue to take the necessary steps
in future. This audit is a one-time exercise. We
are still reviewing the systems, and in future
we should be able to process in a timely fash-
ion once fully completed applications have
been submitted."


Seven Immigration staff from Nassau, assisted by two from Marsh Harbour, processed
information brought by those wai ting to have their status in The Bahamas regularized.
The staff accepted information and reviewed documents that the applicants brought in.
This information will be cross referenced with their records in Nassau.


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The Editor Says... Abaco's agricultural evolution


Agriculture on Abaco as had spectacu-
lar highs and depressing lows. Following
is a brief summary of Abaco's agriculture
efforts.
Historical evidence suggests there were
no settlements on Abaco prior to the arriv-
al of the Loyalists in 1775, although there
may have been seasonal farming by settlers
from North Eleuthera.
1830s Pineapples were exported in small
quantities.
1840s Sisal was introduced to the Baha-
mas.
1854 Fruit and orange exports totaled
322,800 pounds from Abaco.
1880 Pineapples were the major export
for Abaco.
1888 Due to produce exports, Hope
Town is made a Port of Entry.
1889 Sisal legislation is introduced to
encourage production.
1889 A sisal plantation is established
south of Marsh Harbour. Several large
plantations were founded on Little Abaco
Island. Sisal processing mills were located
at Marsh Harbour, Hope Town, Guana
Cay, Coco Plum Creek and maybe Sandy
Point.
1895 +Many sisal operations shut down as
prices tumbled.
1897 Green Turtle Cay exported 350
dozen pineapples, down from 125,000 -
130,000 dozen several years earlier. Hope
Town pineapple production was similar to
Green Turtle Cay's. Crops were not grown
commercially on these two cays. Residents
commuted to the mainland where they
tended their fields.
1897 Orange exports from Abaco to-
taled 480,000 pounds with most being pro-
duced in the Hope Town district.
1899 Sisal production rebounded and
was a major industry for Green Turtle
Cay and a lesser industry for Hope Town.
A sisal mill was located south of Marsh
Harbour. It is now the present elevated St.
Francis pre-school building.
1910 The sisal mill on Guana Cay
stopped operation.
1918 Cedar Harbour was still produc-
ing some sisal.
1920s Tomatoes were grown for export
and were ranked 2nd behind sponges.
1930s Sisal production came to a halt as


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prices tumbled.
1950+James B Crockett arrived
and began Heveatex Plantation southwest
of the Marsh Harbour airport.
1958 S & M Farms bought the 3000acre
Crockett farm. It produced tomatoes, cu-
cumbers, pineapples and opened a tomato
cannery.
1959 Moxie Williams opens an orna-
mental plant nursery at Sand Banks to sup-
ply Treasure Cay. It is still operating 48
years later.
1962 S & M Farms opened a packing
plant in Marsh Harbour for tomatoes.

1965 Gulf & Western bought the S &
M Farm.
1966 20,000 acres of forest was cleared
for sugar cane. The Owens-Illinois logging
lease was exchanged for 20,000 acres suit-
able for cane fields.
1967 The Owens Illinois sugar opera-
tion began.
1969 The sugar mill produced 15,000
tons in its initial year.
1970 A final 19,000 tons of sugar was
made and the mill closed.
1972 Gulf and Western begins farming
in the Norman's Castle area with partners
Edison Key and Morton Sawyer.
1977 Key and Sawyer farm was now to-
tally owned by Edison Key & Morton Saw-
yer, eventually expanded to 3,000 acres.
1984 Bahama Palm Groves opened a
citrus processing plant.
1986 Harry Profit grew ornamental
plant slips near Joe's Creek.
1992 Bahama Palm Grove opened a to-
mato packing plant.


Let's look at the
"Hole" Story
Dear Editor,
We have holes in our roads. Everybody
knows that. Just how and why does this
happen.
I have good news this doesn't "Just Hap-
pen." It is a well orchestra conspiracy. It
keeps a number of otherwise unemployable
people on the payroll.
First we have the "Hole Spotter." I be-
lieve he makes a map and passes this over
to the hole outliner. The outliner goes about
with his little spray cans and outlines the
holes worthy of attention with red paint.
Now comes the hole filler-uppers. They
drive one of our trucks (you can tell by the
red licenses). It is a pretty messy looking
vehicle with two to three men aboard. One
seems to guard the front, one guards the
rear and the other puts some black stuff in
the outlined holes and pounds it down.
This is generally done just before a good
rain squall so that the motorist can't re-
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Our information is sketchy for subse-
quent years but can easily be researched.
It can be seen that agriculture is not a new
subject for Abaco. It has had a rich his-
tory, and it is a shame that more informa-
tion is not known on these early ventures.
Much of the early information given above
is found in single line extracts from com-
missioner's annual reports and recorded
by Steve Dodge in his book on Abaco his-
tory.
Some ofAbaco's growth with pineapples
and other crops was due to the proximity to
Florida. As other countries expanded their
agricultural offerings and shipping meth-
ods improved, Abaco lost its advantage.
After world War II, Florida was the win-
ter supplier of vegetables for the U.S. east
coast and Abaco augmented this source. In
fact, some Abaco crops were merely in-
surance against a Florida freeze. If Florida
had a good season, Abaco tomatoes were
plowed under. If Florida suffered from a
freeze, Abaco tomatoes left every hour
around the clock by air freight.
The abandoned Owens-Illinois sugar
fields have opened many opportunities for
Abaco farmers as farm land is now readily
available.
With the advent of greenhouses, gentle-
men's farming may now be a reality for
some crops. Greenhouse growth gives
high yields in limited space with controlled
growing conditions. Holding a hoe and
weeding with a machete are no longer re-
quired although a genuine interest in the
agricultural process is required to be suc-
cessful.
Inexpensive greenhouses should start


or a black spot covered in water and get-
ting ready to become a new hole in a few
weeks.
Now comes the deep and devious part.
These holes are an integral part of the
road building design. These are depres-
sions placed in the road surface lower than
any other part of the road or the verges so
they will collect and hold even the smallest
amount of rainfall. Along comes the mo-
torist and, using his tire pressure aided by
the non-compressible water, he constructs
the "HOLE." Time for the hole spotter to
swing into action.


being visible on Abaco this fall or winter.
At 15 feet by 48 feet long, they are small
enough to go in backyards and be tended
by families as a serious hobby. The agri-
culture department is making these avail-
able at their cost of $1,200. Half sizes are
probably available, 15 feet by 24 feet.
Table crops from some of these future
greenhouse producers could be available in
the spring of 2008. Time will tell.
The introduction of a citrus canker sev-
eral years ago dealt a death blow to Ab-
aco's thousands of acres of citrus groves
and the large shipments of grapefruit, lem-
ons and limes to Florida. That industry will
rebound, but it will be several years before
the soil in the affected acreage is certified
as canker free.
There appears to be a renewed interest
in agriculture by farmers and a new ap-
proach by the ministry in bringing new
methods to the forefront.
Conventional agriculture is not particu-
larly appealing to our young people. How-
ever, new farming methods may coax some
of them to give it try.
Farm labour remains a serious challenge
and suggestions have been made that the
Agriculture Department and Immigration
must work more closely to achieve satis-
factory results. When crops are ready to
harvest, farmers do not have the luxury of
waiting for immigration to decide on issu-
ing permits.
Abaco's agriculture appears to be on an
upswing again. Whether Abaconians will
rise to the challenge or foreign farmers will
seize the opportunities remains to be seen.


These depressions are so well placed that
the hole spotter and the hole painter aren't
really necessary, but, after all, we must
make work for the unemployable! Each
hole is good for three to five fills a year.
Now that's what I call making work!
All this is directed by those we elect to
run our affairs. In addition to the gener-
ous salaries they pay themselves (out of
our money), they actually employ others to
pour our money down a rat hole.
Is this the whole hole story or is this the
tip of the iceberg?
A local observer


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take the Bahamahost course


By Julian Lockhart
The Abaco Tourism Office is hosting its
final BahamaHost seminar for the year at
the training office in the Memorial Plaza.
This is one of the most beneficial train-
ing processes the Ministry of Tourism has
ever come up with, as it gives anyone who
takes this course an opportunity to learn
the basics in relations to others and how
to deal with day-to-day occurrences on the
job. The majority of the individuals who
take the BahamaHost program are persons
working in the tourism sector throughout
the Bahamas.
However, I feel any person who has to
deal with customers or people on a daily
basis should take this course at least once
because it will only enhance them as an
individual. The course has helped indi-
viduals who work in the tourism sector
to enhance their interactions with visitors
and to be able to give the same service
they would want to receive. Bahama Host
doesn't teach you only how to interact with
visitors but also the history of tourism in
The Bahamas and how tourism affects the


Bahamas economy.
Tourism directly or indirectly affects
anywhere from 75 to 85 percent of The
Bahamas' economy. There are new resorts
coming on stream daily throughout The
Bahamas and more Bahamians will be gar-
nering jobs in tourism.
BahamaHost should be a mandatory
course taught in every high school through-
out the islands because of the importance
of tourism to the country's bottom line and
the number of individuals who will one day
be working in the industry.
I am sure each of us has walked into a
bank, a store or a restaurant and felt that
the service was lacking or was down right
horrible. We have all complained at some
point about how impersonal the service
was somewhere. BahamaHosts can help
teach these individuals and everyone how
not to treat customers and how to interact
with others.
This is the last one for the year, but it

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September 15, 2007 The Abaconian


Central Abaco News


Front Street Mess
By Jennifer Hudson
A messy situation began on Front Street,
Marsh Harbour's oldest street, last April
when it was dug up without any warning to
residents or businesses along that thorough-
fare. Since then the atrocious condition of
the road has caused a pre-school located
there to have to close for a couple of days. It
then had to install air conditioners because
of the dust. Other businesses have had their
water supply interrupted and taxis and cars
have found the road to be almost impass-
able; some even sustained damage.
It was later discovered that a contract had
been given out by the Ministry of Works in
Nassau to a contractor on Abaco to tear up
the road and replace the old concrete road
with a "black top." However, work was
spasmodic and nothing progressed past the
stage of tearing up the old concrete and put-
ting in fill which was washed out in places
whenever it rained heavily. A small retaining
wall was built on the seaside in the vicinity
of the former Commonwealth Bank house.
The remainder of the road was dug up along
its entire length as far as the freight dock
but nothing progressed beyond that.
It was felt by the majority of people
that the road should not be replaced with
a "black top" since it is a historic road but
should be re-concreted in order to retain its
original character. When the contractor was
told this, he returned to the site and dug out
all the fill he had put in, leaving the street in
a deplorable condition which traffic could
not use. The side road had to be used in-
stead which had the potential to cause huge
back ups of traffic once the Angel's Acad-
emy School reopened at the beginning of


September. Julio Parotti, husband of April
Parotti, owner of the school, decided that
something had to be done before the re-
opening of the school. "We have got to do
something to make it work," they said.
Apparently, the road on the sea side is
higher than the other side so all the fill wash-
es into the front yards of the premises along
there. A week before school started, Julio
Parotti paid his own mason who is presently
working at his house, to build a bulk head
to prevent this from happening. Mrs. Molly
Albury, owner of the building being used by
Baker's Bay for their office, is also paying
for a bulkhead there. It is expected that other
business owners along Front Street will also
donate. Mrs. Parotti has gotten a quote for
fill which, she says, will be put in as soon
as the road dries up from all the rain. "We
will then have it graded to make the road
smooth and driveble and hopefully it might
push the government to assist if it sees the
effort we are making, she stated.
When I contacted Mr. Edison Key, MP
for South Abaco, regarding this matter, he
stated that he had brought the Hon. Earl
Deveaux, Minister of Works, here a couple
of weeks ago to survey the situation and
his Ministry has obtained an estimate for
repairing the road with concrete from the
freight dock to Long's Landing. Mr. Key
stated that right after the election he asked
the Minister to stop the work being done
and not to dig up the original concrete as
a new layer could have been placed on top,
but it was not stopped until too late. "The
road should be completed by the end of the
year," stated Mr. Key. "Once we take out
the quarry, it should be pretty quick to put
down the concrete."


Commonwealth Bank
Donates School Supplies
By Samantha V. Evans
On August 28th Commonwealth Bank
gave out 1500 school bags with school
supplies at First Assembly of God in Dun-
das Town to students returning to school.
This is the first time that any bank on the
island has taken on such an initiative but
the chairman of the Board of Directors
Mr. Timothy Donaldson and the president/


CEO Mr. William Sands, who is a native
Abaconian, decided that since this bank
was the first to acquired $1 billion in as-
sets that they wanted to give back to the
communities that helped them to achieve
this great milestone. This amount of assets
was achieved from 1984-2007. A total of
$250,000 was donated to purchase 10,000
school bags with school supplies.

Please see Central Page 10


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ployees had to vacate the building -i ili the Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire Department
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More CentralAbaco News


Central From Page 9
Abaco's Commonwealth Bank manager,
Ms. Jacquelyn Estevez, stated that it is a part
of their mission statement of the bank to en-
sure that students are prepared for tomorrow.
School supplies were distributed on New Prov-
idence, Grand Bahamas, Long Cay, Acklins,
Crooked Island, Andros, and Abaco. Abaco
was the last stop for Customer Service and
Marketing Manager from the Nassau Office
Gina Greene. Ms. Greene stated that her role
was to ensure that all students are prepared.
There were three different school bags given
out and each bag had different items in them.
In the high school bags were two six-pack
composition books, pencils, pens, geometry,
ruler, and a calculator. In the primary school
and pre-school bags were six composition
books, pens, pencils, erasers, glue sticks,
scissors and a ruler.
The church was packed with over 500 stu-
dents. All government schools were invited
to collect school supplies for their students.
Representatives from Central Abaco Primary
School, Fox Town Primary, Cooper's Town,
James A. Pinder, and Moore's Island col-
lected items. Mrs. Salomie Gibson and Mrs.
Will-amn Mills from Social Services were
given boxes of school supplies to distribute
to those schools that were unable to send a
representative. Assisting with the distribution
were Commonwealth Bank employees Mr.
Basil Been and Mr. Jude Hart.
Dorado Boat Rentals
By Mirella Santillo
A fleet of eight new 22-foot and 26-foot
Dusky power boats available for rental has
been docked at the Conch Inn since late
spring. They belong to the Dorado Boat


Rental com-
pany that set up
business there,
adding one
more service
to the small re-
sort that boasts
of Curly Tail's
Restaurant and -
Bar, Dive Ab- '
aco and the in-
ternational bare
boat charter
company, the
Moorings.
Located in
the reception
area of the
Mooring's, the Commonwealth Bank ga
new rental com- on Abaco. Students fror
pany's office 51, 'i, here are Mrs. Go
is managed by Estavez, bank manager,
Mr. Javon Wil- teachers, all holding bag
liams with the
help of Mr. Ortnell Jones. The four 22-foot
boats are powered by 225 HP engines while
the four 26-footers have 250 HP engines.
All the boats are well equipped for safety
and include many extra features.
The boats are rented by the day or
weekly. For detail on rental fees, call Do-
rado Boat Rentals at 367-1035. Note that
starting September 1st, the company offers
a slow season discount.
Gopher You
By Mirella Santillo
Gopher You opened the beginning of
March as a delivery service company, pick-
up and delivering for people on the cays.
It offers lightweight trucking from the dock


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ve out 1500 school bags with school supplies
n remote schools on Abaco were sent bags.
'unga and Ms. Lowe, teachers, Ms. Jacquelyn
and Mr. Leroy Thompson, Senior Master. The
gs, are from Central Abaco Primary School.
or anywhere in town to the ferry docks or
anywhere in the Marsh Harbour area. How-
ever, the service is not restricted to the resi-
dents of the cays and delivery is no longer


the only service offered by the company.
How convenient would it be to shop on
line, at leisure, without the expense of a
plane ticket, of a car rental and the hustle
of going from one shop to another in the
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improved on it offering shopping on line
in his store should you not have internet at
home and providing a Florida address for
the goods to be delivered. From there the
merchandise will be forwarded to a freight
plane that flies to Marsh Harbour once a
week, thus expediting the process of taking
possession of the things you have ordered;
larger items still have to go by sea freight.
Once in Marsh Harbour, Gopher You
takes care of clearing the merchandise
through customs and can even deliver it to
your house. All these services are included
in one bill: the price of the merchandise,
of air freight, of the duty, of the pick up
from the airport or the dock and further
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September 15, 2007 The Abaconian Page 11 A

Abaco will host open

water swim meet


Central From Page 10
is required upon ordering. Call the shop at
367-0400 for details.
Gopher You also deals in advertising:
your logo or business information can be
affixed on the side of on of his delivery
vans. The company distributes The Aba-
conian.
Hours of business are Monday to Thurs-
day 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday 9 a.m. to
2 p.m. Mr. Pinder manages the shop with
the help of his wife, Mrs. Dawn Pinder.
Cafe La Froience will
have poets' night
By Julian Lockhart
In an effort to allow local poets an op-
portunity to express themselves and a ven-
ue to do it in, Cafe La Florence has opened
its doors for the first "Open Mike" on
September 29 at the Rhonda Hull Building
from 7 to 10 p.m. Cafe La Florence owner
Tara Moss said they wanted to give Aba-
conians something else to do on weekends
and to give them exposure to the arts.
Joining the local artists will be renowned
playwright and poet Michael Pintard from
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New Providence, who will bring his ex-
pressive ability of wowing a crowd with
his story telling.
The event will run every month at Cafe
La Florence. Organizer Amanda Sawyer
said, "It is important to expose Bahamians
to this type of culture because it shows and
displays creativity and ownership of your
creativity. I think this will lead to more
Abaconians writing and reciting their poet-
ry because it shows support in ones artistic
expressions. Definitely it will be great to
have Michael Pintard here. He is very in-
novative and encouraging," she added.
There are not a lot of artistic expres-
sions through the spoken word on Abaco.
Poet and musician Garnell Stuart said it is
about time that someone offers a consis-
tent venue for enlightened individuals to
get together and express themselves. She
said, "I am really excited about it because
I think there is a lot of talent on this island
but there are not a lot of venues for us all
to get together to collaborate and express
ourselves. It should be a good variety and
I am looking forward to seeing what we
have to offer," she concluded.


U~bo


By Michelle Mikula
Abaco is set to host its Annual Open Wa-
ter Swim Meet on October 6 at the Abaco
Beach Resort in Marsh Harbour. Jointly co-
ordinating this swimming event is the Ab-
aco Tourist Office and SWIFT Swimming
Club of Nassau which has been successful
in attracting local and national swimmers.
The coordinators have made great strides
in the two years they have organized the
event by having it sanctioned by the Baha-
mas Swimming Federation and FINA, the
international governing body for swimming
events.
The collaboration of the two organiza-
tions has made this an ideal sport tourism
event for this location. As the host island,
the event generates needed business to
the destination during the traditional slow
travel period. It is expected that in years


to come for this event to be categorized
as world class, attracting not only national
swimmers but international swimmers as
well, said Melinda Williams of the Abaco
Tourist Office.
Last year 60 swimmers including Olym-
pian Jeremy Knowles competed in the meet
that announced local and national winners
at its awards ceremony. SWIFT's affiliation
with swim clubs in the Bahamas, Caribbean
and United States has once again height-
ened interest in swimmers to participate in
the upcoming meet. The extensive interest
has made organizers confident of another
successful event.
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please contact the Abaco Tourist Office at 1-
242-367-3067 or Andy and Nancy Knowles
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Page 12 A The Abaconian


Baker's Bay's fund will benefit Guana


By Julian Lockhart
Baker's Bay and its developer, Discov-
ery Land, are continuing to give back to
the community of Guana Cay through an
endowed fund they formed when they first
started their development. They are not
only developing a state-of-the-art residen-
tial golf community but have started the
Fig Tree Foundation, an endowed fund to
benefit all the residents of Guana Cay. The
foundation was started with $500,000.
When the project is complete in 2009, it is
expected that the there will be a minimum
of $2 million in the fund. An endowed fund
is when the principal is never touched and
only the interest is used to do the work of
the fund. So as the fund grows, there will
always be money for benefactors to reap.
Baker's Bay's General Manager, Carter
Redd, said, "This is pretty typical of what
we do in all the communities that we go
into. Most communities you go into there
is some degree of need, and our members
tend not to stay within the walls of our
community. They always tend to enjoy the
local towns, activities and communities.
This is our way of reaching out and mak-
ing sure we are partnering with the com-
munity. We are obviously good neighbors
and are not simply enjoying the land and
taking advantage of the property!
"They already see we are part of the
community between what we said we are
going to do and what we have already
done. We tend to follow up on everything
we say we are going to do. We will fol-
low through with all of our promises," he
added.
Sales Director Geoffrey Jones said that


some people may feel that they are only
throwing money around but it is typical of
Discovery Land as being great neighbors
to interface with the community and give
back to the community around them.
All the owners of property on Baker's
Bay will be affluent members of society
where they come from and Mr. Jones said
their members are very involved with the
communities they live in and that will flow
down to all of Guana Cay and Abaco at
large.
The well-to-do are known for using
charities as a way to gain tax right-offs. So
if various charities on Abaco and specifi-
cally Guana Cay are able to get the proper
status, they can take advantage of a large
pool of potential donors. The Fig Tree
Foundation will continue to grow over the
years from donations from Baker's Bay
itself and its members who will give con-
sistently.
Also in an effort to help Guana Cay
residents continue to afford to live on their
own island, Baker's Bay is offering 20 lots
on the golf course for purchase at $50,000
per lot. The lots are to be used for fam-
ily homes, cannot be resold for profit and
a person can purchase only one lot. The
$1 million garnered from the sales of these
lots will completely go into the Fig Tree
Fund for the benefit of the community.
Mr. Jones said, "It has been a very big
concern here on Guana Cay as well as
some of the other cays that there is no
available property that Bahamians can af-
ford. We want to make sure that what is
happening on Elbow Cay where genera-
tions of Bahamians can no longer afford


to live there doesn't happen on Guana.
Sometimes the value of their Bahamian
home is so great that they cannot afford
not to sell and slowly but surely they are
being squeezed out. This is going to be an
opportunity for at least 20 families here on
Guana Cay to be able to secure affordable
housing for their family. "The lots are not
available to be sold for investment purpos-
es. They are being sold as primary homes,
so it is not an opportunity for someone to
purchase and flip to make money on it. It
is for families who want to live on Guana
Cay, to stay on Guana Cay," Mr. Jones
concluded.


Cartwright From Page 4

season to let the sea bed rejuvenate. Worn
out condos and traps should be removed
and disposed of ashore.
A minor discussion followed on the in-
vasive lionfish. This highly toxic fish is
becoming widespread in Bahamian waters
and has a hearty appetite for other fish.
Accompanying the Minister during his
visit were his management team of Ms.
Colleen Nottage, Permanent Secrretary;
Mr. Edison Deleveaux, Deputy Director of
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September 15, 2007 The Abaconian Page 13 A


Barge Remains Grounded


By Jennifer Hudson
"The barge is still sitting there look-
ing like an island with a lighthouse on it,"
stated a resident of Elbow Cay just this
week.
It is almost two years since Hurricane
Wilma washed an exploratory oil drilling
barge from Walker's Cay and brought it to
rest on the reef two miles southeast of Man-
O-War Cay. The owners abandoned it, and
it has been an eyesore ever since as well as
a danger to the reef. Several attempts were
made by the Port Authority to have compa-
nies remove it but nothing happened.
Finally, a group of concerned residents
on a nearby cay decided that in order to get


it moved they would have to do something
about it. Mr. Kermit Waters of the United
States, who was responsible for the rig, was
finally persuaded to send a crew to work on
the disposal of the barge. Work was sched-
uled to begin on June 27 of this year spear-
headed by salvager Mr. James Pirtle of JPL
Marine, a salvage company from Arkansas.
Mr. Lorin Senn of Hope Town assisted JPL
Marine by finding help locally and assisting
with his crane and crew. An Abacays tug
and barge has also been assisting with the
process.
Despite much hard work and continuous
attempts to remove the barge from the reef
and sink it in deep water, efforts have so far


failed, much to the frustration of all con-
cerned. Holes in the hull of the barge have
been patched only to be taken back out by
rough seas. Much of the abandoned mate-
rial on the rig has been removed in order to
lighten the barge so that it could be sunk.
That material has been put overboard half a
mile out in 90 feet of water.
The persons involved in the removal of
the barge do not want to leave anything on
the reef which has fallen overboard in the
last two years. So there are several "in water
lifts" to make sure everything is removed.
The barge was lightened enough so that it
could be floated off the reef, but each time
an attempt was made something thwarted it.


The weather has not cooperated, and seas
have been too rough for a successful opera-
tion. Mr. Senn stated that he hoped "The
third time would be a charm." But unfortu-
nately, the third time was not lucky and the
barge remains firmly grounded which is a
big disappointment for all concerned. But
they are dedicated to continuing until they
get the job done.


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North Abaco News


Volunteers Needed
By Vernique Russell
The area in Treasure Cay that has been
allocated for a park and playground for
children has not seen much progress. While
we acknowledge that some work has been
accomplished, help is really needed. In the
spirit of that famous American that once
stated, "Ask not what your country can do
for you but what you can do for your coun-
try," I am asking anyone who is interested
in the completion of the park to volunteer
donations to the Treasure Cay Township
to assist with the completion of the park.
Once the park is completed, it will be the
first playground that this area has had. To
all of you who can make a donation, please
contribute now so that we can have a play-
ground for recreation.
Business News
First dry cleaners in
North Abaco opens
By Vernique Russell
Abaco Dry Cleaners opened in Treasure
Cay in June and offers residents dry clean-
ing services. The business is located in E
& P Service Station building in Treasure
Cay. The opening of the dry cleaning ser-
vice is significant as it is the second one
to have been opened in the north and is
currently the only dry clea ners through-
out the entire island. Since opening, Abaco
Dry Cleaners has been providing services
that exceed the norm and brings a high
standard of quality to dry cleaning. Its mot-
to, We are your clothes' best friend" can
be seen when you collect your clothing and
the fresh smell and the crisp look capture
your eyes and nose. Abaco Dry Cleaners


is working to be the best dry cleaners that
this island has ever seen. For all your dry
cleaning needs stop by your neighborhood
friendly dry cleaners in Treasure Cay and
those of you in the Marsh Harbour area
keep an open eyes for a location will be
opening soon near you.
Taste D Rainbow
Snack and Deli
By Vernique Russell
On August 11th Proprietress Yvette Mc-
Intosh opened Taste D Rainbow Snacks and
Deli for the first time. The store is located
in Cooper's Town and will offer snacks
and other knickknacks at very affordable
prices. The deli section serves fixed snacks
such as sandwiches, salads and more. Mrs.
McIntosh is inviting everyone to stop by
Taste D Rainbow and see what's awaiting
you. Store hours are Monday through Sat-
urday from 9 a.m. 7 p.m.
School News
Sherlin Bootle has embraced
the new school year
By Vernique Russell
For many students throughout the Baha-
mas on September 3rd they returned to the
schools responsible for educating them and
setting them in the right pathway for their
future careers. On Monday at Sherlin Boo-
tie High School the seventh grade students
took the campus by storm. By Tuesday
when the entire student body had returned,
students left the campus with homework as
a sign that this year there will be no room
for spectators and clowns, but only room
for serious business. Both returning teach-
ers and new teachers have come with one
goal. This school is anticipated by Princi-


pal Huel Moss to be the best one that the
school has seen, and he is committed to
working hard to ensure that his anticipa-
tion goes from a hope to a record in the
statistics book.
This school year has started with a bang
at Sherlin Bootle as everything has fallen
into place over the summer. Principal Huel
Moss is extremely pleased that the repairs
to the school were completed in a timely
fashion and he is even more excited that,
after losing a few great teachers, the school
has received eight new teachers. Mr. Moss
welcomes his additional staff members on
board. They includes Mrs. Cynthia James,
head of Language Arts Department; Ms.
Andrea Teart also in the Language Arts De-
partment; Ms. Kayla Hamilton, in charge
of the Physical Education Department; Ms.
Althamese Cartwright, in the Mathematics
Department, Mrs. Karen McKenzie, head
of the Art Department, and Mr. Tyrone
McKenzie, responsible for Business Stud-
ies. He is expecting two more teachers to
arrive next week.
As a result, new programs such as a
Reading Development Program for the
junior high school and a Hospitality Pro-
gram will be implemented at the school.
Mr. Moss is excited that his plans to de-
velop a Library Resources Media Center
has already received great feed back from
potential sponsors. Students may be able to
utilize a state-of-the-art library and media
center before the school year is completed.
Mr. Moss is pleased that for the first time
the school has a website that is interactive
and allows both parents and students the
opportunity to log in and check on assign-
ments and student progress. Parents and


students can email both teachers and ad-
ministrative faculty directly through the
website. The website address is www.sc-
bootlehigh.org.
For the first time at the school the reg-
istration fee rules were enforced, and Mr.
Moss is well pleased with the cooperation
of parents. The process went really well
for its debut.
There is no doubt in Mr. Moss's mind
that this school year will be the best that
North Abaco has seen. He knows great
things are in store for the student body this
year.
A special invitation is extended to par-
ents to jump on board as their children soar
to another level in education. At Sherlin
Bootle High today's work will guarantee
tomorrow's success!
Welcome back
By Vernique Russell
A special welcome back greeting is ex-
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rejoined the Sherlin Bootle High School
staff. Mrs. James is no stranger to Sher-
lin Bootle as she taught there before. We
know that you are a very effective teacher
and one who doesn't allow students to set-
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have you back at Sherlin Bootle.
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wishing to prepare to sit the Pitman Ex-
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ing to obtain certification in these subject
areas can sign up for classes at the school's
office in Cooper's Town.
The Pitman training is widely recog-
nized by most companies and educational
institutes as a mark of quality training and
consistent achievement. It is for this rea-
son that the Pitman Training Certificate is
a valuable addition to any BGCSE and BJC
certificates and a Pitman Training Diploma
is a sign of ability and competence. For
more information contact the Sherlin Boo-
tle High School at 365-0065.
A & A Compusec and
Homework Center
By Vernique Russell
A & A Compusec is now open in Coo-
per's Town and is designed to offer cus-
tomers full Internet access, homework as-
sistance, secretarial services and printing
services. The owner, Ms. Phillipa McIn-
tosh, is hoping that this new service will
give children in North Abaco who do not
have a computer at home the opportunity to
research projects, complete homework and
even chat with friends in a safe and secure
environment. Students can receive help
with homework and projects at the center.
Ms. McIntosh offers printing services for
invitations, fliers and programs. The pub-
lic is invited to explore the world with just
one click at A & A Compusec.
Tutoring Services Offered
By Vernique Russell
V. Cares is announcing that tutoring
services and homework assistance are
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Celebrates Anniversary
By Vernique Russell
Under the theme But God, the members
of Cities of Refuge Ministries in Treasure
Cay celebrated the pastor that God has giv-
en them in the person of Pastor Bridgette
Thurston-Mills. The celebration festivities
began on August 22nd and climaxed on
August 26th. Guest speakers for this event
included Rev. Tyrone Mills of End Time
Harvest in Crown Haven, Min. Terrance
McDonald, Pastor Kenny Carrol and Pas-
tor Charlene Duncombe, all of Nassau.
The dynamic and powerful services were
held at the Treasure Cay Community Cen-
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cial was held at the Treasure Cay Primary
School Park.
The Anniversary Committee thanks
everyone that celebrated with us. Special
thanks go to Mr. Jerry Roberts and the
Treasure Cay Property Owners Associa-
tion for allowing the church to use their
facilities and to our sponsors who contrib-
uted donations. To Pastor Thurston-Mills
we say thank you for being there for us and
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For the following three nights, Pastor
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will. Services were held from August 27th
through 29th.
Cities of Refuge announces that mid-day
prayer and counseling services are offered
at the church weekly. On Tuesday and Fri-
days the church will be open from 11 a.m.-
2 p.m. for these services. Anyone who is
hurting, depressed or just needs a listen-
ing ear is invited to stop. Cities of Refuge
is located in the Brent Lowe Plaza on the
Sherlin Bootle Highway in Treasure Cay.
Thank you
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kind police officers who helped two citi-
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way. It is officers like you who make the
Royal Bahamas Police Force a creditable
institution.
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The Voice that Calleth People to Re-
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cently held a week of revival services at
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from Virginia. He is overseer to over 160
churches and is a mighty man of God. The
services were held nightly from August 26
thru September 1. Pastor James Williams
expresses his gratitude to everyone who
came to the services.
Congratulations
By Vernique Russell
Congratulations are extended to Pastor
John and Enid McIntosh and the New Hope
Baptist Church family who celebrated their
pastoral anniversary on August 26th. A
special service was held at the church in
Mount Hope. The communities of North
Abaco joins in with your members and fol-
lowers and say congratulations.
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By Michelle Mikula
On September 15th volunteers from
around the world including Abaco will set
out to make a difference in their environ-
ment as they participate in International
Coastal Cleanup Day organized by the
Ocean Conservancy.
Ocean Conservancy is an organization
based in the U.S. that promotes healthy
and diverse ocean ecosystems and oppos-
es practices that threaten ocean life and
human life. Its objective brings global
awareness year round to issues and events
that play an effective role in the environ-
ment's sustainability.
Among its many organized events is
the International Coastal Cleanup Day
t hat has become one of the largest and
most successful volunteer events of its
kind. An important component to this
global cleanup effort is its data collection
which is used for compilation, education-
al and research purposes. Since its forma-
tion in 1986, volunteers have cleared over
100 million pounds of trash from 170,000
miles of shorelines, rivers, lakes and wet-
lands.
For the past two years Abaco has par-
ticipated in this international crusade for
the environment through the Abaco Tour-
ist Office and Friends of the Environment.
Abaco's compilation in 2006 covered 41
miles of land and underwater sites col-
lecting some 3140 pounds of debris and


trash. This year support from the Abaco
community has been tremendous with an
increase in volunteers and sponsorships.
Bernadette Hall, Head of the Ecotour-
ism Department at the Abaco Tourist Of-
fice, stated that Abaco's involvement in
planned cleanup such as this is encour-
aging locals to take responsibility for their
own areas and work towards a sustainable
approach to keeping Abaco beautiful for
our visitors and the future generation.
Participation in the International
Coastal Cleanup Day has fueled the
Abaco Tourist Office and Friends of the
Environment to coordinate a few more
environmental activities for the month of
September. Coordinators will be educat-
ing the public through presentations, ra-
dio announcements, signage and a local
cleanup campaign scheduled for Septem-
ber 29th.
To further sensitize the public towards
the environment that is mainly responsible
for the many visitors to this destination,
Abaco is soon to become an affiliate of
another environmental organization Keep
America Beautiful program. On Sep-
tember 14th coordinators of the program
will travel to Abaco to complete the cer-
tification process allowing the program's
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record weather data and send the informa-
tion daily by satellite to Washington where
it will be returned to The Bahamas.
Bananas plants all over the Bahamas
were decimated by hurricanes. Farmers
were reluctant to resume banana farming
but after several calm years they are now
beginning to show a renewed interest in
banana production. Abaco was a major
banana producer prior to Hurricane Floyd
and is now seeing a renewed interest in
growing bananas.
The ripening shed immediately south of
the Big Bird Chicken farm is being com-
pleted with the addition of processing and
grading facilities. This facility was installed
by central government several years ago
to assist the small farmer in preparing and
marketing their produce. With these addi-
tions, it will be even more helpful.
The stray dog problem was brought up
and may be addressed by the end of the
year with a staffed dog pound in place.
These stray dogs present serious problems
on Abaco, Eleuthera, Grand Bahama and
New Providence.
Abaco's few roaming cows have caused
thousands of dollars in damage to crops
and no solution is in sight. Legally, stray
animals are a police matter. As a practical
matter, this is not a high priority item for
the police. The cows are the remnant of
the herd originally imported by Sugarland
Farms but let loose to roam when the farm
closed down.
Examples were given of successful
farming ventures and areas with potential.
Andros produced 15 million pounds of
onions last year. This crop offers a growth
potential for Abaco.
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mature tree can produce 150 or more coco-
nuts per year.
Emerald Organics is a new venture on
Abaco begun by Mrs. Liann Key Kaighin.
It has just started harvesting organically
grown eggs with an initial stock of 200 lay-
ers giving over 120 eggs daily to local mar-
kets. She is already expanding.
An alfalfa farm here on Abaco supplies
hay to the Abaco Club for its horses and
ships hay to Nassau. Locally grown hay
may only furnish five percent of Nassau's
requirements. So this presents a huge
growth area.
A recently established sod farm is sup-
plying developers with local sod. That
group is looking into expanding into spe-
cialty grasses.
The Rocky Farms ornamental nursery
was purchased by the Abaco Club and
grows decorative plants and trees for its
Winding Bay development. It is only al-
lowed to sell to the parent company. But
note should be made that over $1 million in
landscape plants have been furnished to that
one development by this farm.
Citrus was a major crop on Abaco but
was decimated by a canker disease. It will
be several years before citrus can again be
grown here. Andros and other islands are
disease free and grow citrus products.
Accompanying Mr. Cartwright during his
visit of September 6 8 were Ms. Colleen
Nottage, Permanent Secretary; Mr. Edison
Deleveaux, Deputy Director of Fisheries;
and Mr. Simeon Pinder, Director of Agri-
culture. Evening presentations and interac-
tion took place in Central, North and South
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Obutuaries of Family and Friends


The funeral service for Capt. Alex
"Tampa" Davis, 48, of Moore's Island
was held on September 8 at St. Matthew's
Baptist Church on Moore's Island. Offici-
ating were Pastors Nixon Simms, Preston
Knowles, Geneva Knowles and Anthony
Williams. Interment was in the Moore's Is-
land Public Cemetery.
He is survived by his son Adrian Davis;
daughters Veronique, Shandira, Shantika and
Annissa Davis; brothers Samuel, Edison, Rod-
ney, Anderson and Tyrone Davis; sisters Eu-
cylene Hunt, Sandra Davis, Celestine Swain
and Ethlyn Stuart; uncle Solomon McBride;
aunts Althea and Emily McBride; nieces Pau-
lette Hunt, Francis, Emestine, Karen, Tiffany,
Robin, Tia, Rosheika, Florinda, Shamine, El-
eanor, Angela, Donnamae, Eldora, Fermina,
Tina, Elma, Christemy, Shavanda, Lindsey,
Ginger, Dina, Annastacia, Vashti, Reeshera
and Ginger; nephews Sidney, Tyrone, Keith,
Ezekiel, Argo, Gary, Chester II, Wesley, Mat-
thew, Edgar, Pedro, Peron, Edwin, Ernie,
Desmond, Roddy, Tristan, Elmanso, Rod-
ney Jr., Rocky, Lavan, Wesley, Anson, Ancil,
Daryano and Ephrum; grandnieces Chessy,
Tishanda, Deidra, Donnesha, Nelly, Glen-
nesha, Dendrika, Davante, Tamya, Tamia,


Samera, Chelsea, Westemique, Sasha, Mar-
sha, Christie Deshante, Dominique; grand-
nephews Dwayne, Dwight, Julian Jr., Fedro,
Tevin McKenzie, Tangelo, Arthur Jr., Dencil,
Laphanso, Latrel, Makio, Khoey, RJ, Sam-
son Jr., Fabien, Kelvin, Tevin, Dalon, Ciarro,
Dreko, T'argo, Darrel, Chester III, Matthew
Jr., Ellison, Reko, Vanno, Jay, Jemiah and
Iverson; sisters-in-law Iva, Olga, Nathalie,
Donnel and Francis Davis; brothers-in-law
Franklyn Hunt, Robert Swain, Keith Stuart;
and many other relatives and friends.
The funeral service for George Bonaby,
85, of Fire Road was held on September 8th
at New St. Andrews Baptist Church in Fire
Road. Officiating was Rev. John McIntosh
assisted by Rev. Lernis Cornish. Interment
followed in the Fire Road Public Cemetery.
He is survived by his sons George Jr.
And Ivan Bonaby, Sterling McKenzie, La-
verne and Leo Reckley; daughters Rosamae
McIntosh and Geleta Elzera; sister Leotha
Bonaby; nephew Clifford Lightbourne; god
sons Prince Cornish and Samuel Lowe;
grandchildren Irgentina Sargent, Tounia
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Bonaby; step-grandchildren; sisters-in-law
Lena and Cleotha Sawyer, Nethilie Bodie,
Flora Lowe and Gertrude Dawkins; broth-
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tle Cay was held on September 8 at St. Peter's
Anglican Church on Green Turtle Cay. Offici-


ating was Fr. Dwight Rolle. Interment was in
the Public Cemetery, Green Turtle Cay.
He is survived by his wife Berline Curry;
sons Jonathan, Kenneth, Brent and Robert
Craig Curry Jr; daughters Joycelyn Cooper,
Kathryn Cooper, Theresa Humes, Jacque-
line Wyllard, Branhilda and Genevieve Cur-
ry; brother Paul Curry; sister Marion Curry;
grandchildren Kennedy, Nathan, Nadine,
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and Anthony; sons-in-law David Smith,
Vernal Cooper, Marvin Humes and Gus
Wyllard: daughters-in-law Karen, Deana
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Cherokee Sound
By Lee Pinder
Our sincere condolences to the family
of Rafe Pomery, a second-home resident
and frequent visitor to our shores. Rafe
was an avid
fisherman
and knowl-
edgeable
about water
safety, but
succumbed
to a diving
accident on
Rafe Pomery July 22nd in
Moore's Island. A Memorial Service was
held in Cherokee at Epworth Chapel which
was well attended by many who knew him
well. His body was cremated and his ashes
spread over the ocean near Little Harbour.
Rafe is survived by his ailing father, Liv-
ingston, who resides in Spain; a sister, Julie;
her husband, John; and their two children as
well as his ex-wife, Biff, and the couple's
10-year-old-son, Eugene, who live in the
U.K.
Having more or less grown up in Chero-
kee, Rafe knew everyone and everyone
knew him. He has left behind many diving
buddies and more than a few good friends
who I'm sure will miss him a lot. May He
Rest in Peace.
Good Luck
Good luck to Erica Bethel as she heads
off to her first semester at Brevard Commu-
nity College in Coco Beach, Florida. Erica
will be majoring in business which we are
confident she will handle with ease. She is a
recent graduate of Forest Heights Academy
in Marsh Harbour and is Epworth Chapel's


second scholarship recipient. Her parents
are Michael and Maria Bethel, owners of
Cherokee Food Store. Her father is also
Captain on the Duke of Topsail, the local
freight boat running between Marsh Har-
bour, Nassau and West Palm Beach.
Sea Shell Show
and Exhibition
Cherokee Sound invites you to come to
see our Sea Shell Show and Exhibition on
October 12th and 13th in the W. W. Sands
Community Center from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
We are calling together all conchologists
and shell collectors to descend on Cherokee
that day to display their shell collections and
to see what prizes others have accumulated.
There couldn't be a better place than right
here on Abaco to exhibit our "gifts from the
sea." Our Shell Show started back in 2000
with each year's specimens getting more
exotic and more beautiful. You won't want
to miss it.
For more information call Lee Pinder at
366-2053 or Peggy Albury at 366-2018.
Some very special people
First, we want to thank Commonwealth
Bank for the new student back packs and
exercise books that they gave out. The chil-
dren all seem very proud of them, and they
are something the children really need.
Next, our Long Dock has once again
been replaced and repaired, and we have
our second homeowners and our friends to
thank for their never ending support. This
time, however, we have received a gift of an
impressive bronze plaque that outlines the
history of the Long Dock, Cherokee's most
notable land mark. At the same time we re-
ceived an anonymous donation to be used
to erect a monument at the water's edge to


hold the plaque. Work has not yet begun,
but we are hopful that it can be completed
before Christmas 2007. We will, of course,
keep you informed.
Also a special thank you to second ho-
meowners Barbara and Elliot Leavett. The
Cherokee Primary School has a new com-
puter as well as 13 boxes filled with useful
school supplies. These gifts came through
the Tavares Rotary Club in Florida. The
President of the club, Rebecca Sargent, and
her husband, Dennis, came personally to
deliver the supplies. This was the Sargents
first trip to Cherokee, and they said it was
love at first sight and that they would defi-
nitely be coming back.
Mr. Leavitt is not only a Rotarian, but
also a Shriner. And this is the organization
that arranged for a teenage Cherokee girl
to receive life-saving back surgery just last
year.
Over the years there have been so many
donations and offers of help that it would
be hard to list them all. These gifts were
all received to assist and improve our com-
munity and in some cases, our way of life.
Cherokee is definitely a unique little slice of
paradise, and we are truly blessed to have
so many generous and loving friends. Al-
though sometimes it is difficult to put into
words, the gifts are truly appreciated, and
we humbly thank you all for caring.
School news
Ms. Michelle Lowe, Principal of the
Cherokee Sound School, certainly has her
hands full this school term with Ms. Sey-
mour on pregnancy leave. But as usual, she
is optimistic and as enthusiastic as the stu-
dents always are when the new school year
begins. This year there are 17 students over
all and two new ones starting in January.


It is my understanding that the new Dis-
trict Superintendent, Mrs. Lenora Black,
has suggested one of the teachers' first order
of business is to find out what each com-
munity and school is known for. The chil-
dren need to learn their own history. This is
a great start for the school year.

Sandy Point
Minister of Agriculture and
Marine Resources visits
By Tonia Ferguson
The Assemblies of God Church Hall
was the location set by the majority of
fishermen in Sandy Point on September
7. There the fishermen hosted Minister
of Agriculture and Marine Resources, the
Hon. Larry Cartwright.
Delivering the keynote address, Min.
Cartwright's first order of business was to
assure the audience of some 40 men and
women that his purpose was to speak with
them and hear concerns that they need the
government to address. He insisted that he
was not there to tell them what his minis-
try will be doing but, rather discuss with
them and make plans with them as to what
the ministry can do with their assistance.
He c ited areas that are already of concern
to his ministry and, of course, the fishing
industry at large. Some of these concerns
included
a) the challenge of patrolling our Bahamian
waters
b) poachers
c) the invasive species the lion fish
d) a possible closed season for the queen
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South From Page 20
According to the minister, efforts are
ongoing concerning all matters addressed.
He stated that a fleet of vessels was pur-
chased to be used by the Royal Bahamas
Defence Force in an effort to increase the
patrol of our waters. In addition, there is
ongoing recruitment of marines for the
Defence Force. He said the government is
also attempting to place at least one fisher-
ies officer on each major Family Island.
Such efforts would increase manpower on
the seas and help increase the capture of
poachers from neighboring countries.
At this point, the minister accused Ba-
hamian fishermen who work along with
the foreign fishermen for greater profits


as "selling their birthright." He stated that
once the foreigners know where to capital-
ize on the fishing grounds in our waters,
they would no longer have a need for our
Bahamian fishermen. Instead, they would
convey these locations to their fellow coun-
trymen cutting the Bahamian fishermen
out of what is theirs by right.
When the minister introduced the dis-
cussion on the marine species that is native
to the Indo-Pacific region the lion fish,
the audience's response was that they were
seeing great numbers daily. The response
to the sightings was to kill them spear
them and allow them to sink to the bottom.
It was emphasized that they not be touched
as they are poisonous. The seriousness of
this matter prompted the panel to distribute


a flyer which included a picture, origin,
description, habitat and symptoms when
contact is made with the species.
Finally, assisting the minister with the
possibility of a closed season for the queen
conch was Mr. Edison Deleveaux, Depu-
ty Director of Marine Resources. He in-
formed the attentive audience that The Ba-
hamas along with 15 other countries have
been warned that unless they take steps to
harvesting the indigenous Caribbean spe-
cies in a sustainable manner, they would
be forced to do so. For The Bahamas, that
means that they would no longer be able to
export this product. The Food and Agricul-
ture Organization, of which the Bahamas is
a member, is supplied with annual reports
of the quantity of our catch and export of
this marine species. An increased decline
would force a ban to be placed on the ex-
port of this product.
In response to these concerns, the con-


sensus from the resident fishermen was that
they are willing to work with the govern-
ment and assist the local fisheries officer,
Mr. Jeremy Saunders, wherever possible.
When the tables were turned and the au-
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b) the small percentage of local fishermen
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c) a regular sea plane that lands on the flats
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enter the flats from the east, land and drop
off bonefishermen.
To these concerns, Mr. Deleveaux sug-

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Viewpoint...Protecting Our

Number One Industry
By Vemique Russell please don't wear it on your face. Attitude
Over the years The Bahamas has climbed is a little thing that makes a BIG different.
to great heights in our number one industry Secondly, it seems as if we are losing our
with sun, sand and sea as our main product. unique style of manners. Whatever happen
We have done fairly well and made great to "Good morning, how are you," or "Good
achievements in this area. However, I be- afternoon." We are straying away from the
lieve that we are all responsible for ensuring basic foundation that touches the tourists'
that our number one industry is protected at hearts when they first come to our shores.
all times no matter what the cost. We are all Change is good, I agree, but we must be able
aware that tourism is our number one indus- to differentiate which changes are good and
try, and it is all of our business to treat our those that will do more damage than good.
visitor with the uttermost respect and dignity. We must be willing to go beyond the call
We depend on these people to feed our fami- of duty for our tourists. We must not devel-
lies, school our children and pay our bills. op a "that's not my job" attitude but always
But I am afraid that we sometime take be willing to make it our job for guaran-
these visitors for granted and often leave a teed visitors' satisfaction. Finally, practice
sour rather than sweet taste in their mouths, makes perfect! What we practice is what we
Whetheryou're a maid, bartender, taxi driv- will be comfortable doing. Many persons
er, ticket agent, waitress, security officer or employed in the tourism sector can serve
a member of the executive board at your or- only tourists with a smile and treat natives
ganization, you have a role to play. extremely poorly. If we practice with our
Besides friendliness and hospitality, this locals when tourists are not on the scene,
small yet unique country only can boast of our performance would be top notch.
the bright sun, the beautiful sand and the We must realize that every person that
crystal clear water. These products have suc- walks through our restaurants, gift store or
cessfully brought millions of people to our grocery store doors deserves to be treated
shores. I am of the opinion that even though fairly. If we as Bahamians can appreciate
these people chose to visit our country out our locals and give them the same treatment
many other countries that boast the same that we would give our tourists, then we can
product, we treat them like we are doing position ourselves to always be on our "p's
them a favour when reality is that they are and "q's" to provide service with a smile
doing us a favor. We can't afford to have our that is sincere and genuine.
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they receive while they are here. There are that come to our shores in one way or an-
things that we can all do to help make our other. It our job, our duty and our respon-
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gested that perhaps the bonefishing activ-
ity is attracting the sharks that are being
sighted. He continued to explain that the
catch-and-release done while bonefish-
ing does not ensure the survival of all the
fish. Once the weakened fish is released,
it sends off a vibration that the shark re-
sponds to. Concerning the "apparent il-
legal bonefish charter," the locals were
encouraged to contact either the fisheries
officer or the police authorities. This was
also the response to the small percentage
of fishermen who disobey the law and har-
vest fish in their closed season.
Making a final address was Mr. Simeon
Pinder, Director of Agriculture, on insur-
ance for fishermen. The design of the in-
surance was patterned after one for farm-
ers. It was designed to provide assistance
to farmers in the event of a natural distur-


bance or disaster. The dynamics are that
the fishermen would provide funds once
per year. Their returns in the event of a
natural disturbance or disaster would be
ten times their input. The fishermen would
also receive funds when there is no natural
disturbance or disaster.
In closing, the minister reiterated what
the concerns were and what information he
obtained from the fishermen. Once agreed
upon, the meeting was brought to an ami-
cable close.
Also accompanying Mr. Cartwright
were Mr. Edison Key, South Abaco's
Member of Parliament; Mr. Cephas Coo-
per, Administrator for Central Abaco; Mr.
Rovel Roker, Chief Councillor for South
Abaco; and Ms. Colleen Nottage, Perma-
nent Secretary for the Ministry of Agricul-
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The Abaconian


September 15, 2007


Letter to the Residents of the Hope Town, Man-O-War and Guana Cay


and the rest of the Abaco public from former Councillor Joe Albury


In the world of politics, when one is asked to resign or a bye-election is
called to take one's place, usually it is because of the incumbent either being
involved in a scandal or acting in contravention of the law. Due to this act
of replacing myself, I felt the need to clear the air and make sure that the
perpetrators who sought to replace myself give me a just reason as to why I
was replaced and what act of wrongdoing or harm I caused our community.
I have strived all of my life to keep a good name and to help others in
whatever way that I could. During this exercise, the only thing that has really
bothered me is persons attempting to tarnish my good name; this is only be-
cause of their spitefulness. I am 62 years of age, and I have tried for 62 years
to keep my good name. Because of the bye-election, I don't want anyone to
think that I was breaking the law or involved in any misconduct of any kind.
I am sure by now, most of you on Abaco are aware of all of the unneces-
sary political strife that has been occurring on Man-O-War Cay.
I decided not to nominate for the elections to replace me, but after the
elections, I was graciously invited by Chief Councillor Jeremy Sweeting to at-
tend the following meeting to deliver a farewell address. At this meeting Mr.


Joe Albury, left, was presented with a plaque in appreciation for all the work he has do
library, during the two years that he served as Councillor. Jeremy Sweeting, Chief Counci
presented the plaque at a Council meeting on August 30.


Sweeting spoke kind words regarding my service on the Council and presented
me with a plaque of honour.
Following this, so that my name could be cleared of any unlawful wrongdo-
ings before the press and to the Abaco public, I took it upon myself to ask the
newly sworn in Councillors, as they were cosigners of a petition to replace me,
did they know of any ill-treatment or any unlawful behaviour that I committed
while serving on Council. I told them that due to them signing the petition, to
state a reason or give a just cause why I should be replaced. I further asked if
they could tell me of "an unfortunate decision" Council had made (as stated
in the petition). I wanted to know.
One of the new Councillors said his reason for signing the petition to have
me replaced was because myself along with the Council had dismantled the
Management Board.
My response is this: The Management Board was illegal and not registered
under the Friendly Society Act. The Council assisted other residents in forming
a legal Association under the Friendly Society Act. Everything is now done in
the open. I do not feel that this was an "unfortunate decision." It certainly was
not in contravention of the law; it is actually what the law required of us. Two
Island Administrators along with the Central Government backed our decision
and guided us on what steps to take.
The other new Councillor said his reason for signing the petition to have
me replaced was because of the clause in the Act that states that appointed
members be replaced in 90 days.
My response to that is this: Whilst this may or may not be so, as I have
been told that the clause is so vague, even if so, many members were ap-
pointed over the years in Local Government across The Bahamas before myself,
and this clause has never been put into practice until now, why? Only for
political reasons.
Well, those were the only responses I got on that day. I proved that I had
done nothing illegal or in any way was negligent in my duties, and I upheld
the law at all times. My conscience is clear.
Below is the full text of my farewell address to Council:
Administrator Cephus Cooper, Chief Councillor Jeremy Sweeting, Deputy
Chief Councillor Roy Cash, Councillors Robert Malone, Harold Malone, Chris
Albury, and Glenn Laing.
During the last two years while serving on the Hope Town District Council, I
was asked several questions. I will try to answer two of the questions. The first
question was, "Where did I come from?" I will give a short history of where I
came from. History records that my fore parents left England, on to America
and during the Revolutionary War fled to The Bahamas and settled in Marsh
Harbour. They came out to Man-O-War Cay to farm and finally settled on Man-
0-War Cay. I am a direct descendant of the first two settlers on Man-O-War,
Papa Ben and Mama Nellie. I was born here on MOW on the 6th of October,
1944, and have lived here all my life.
The second question was, "Where have I been?" I attended the public
school from age 5 until I was 15. When I left school, I went to work with my


father doing the construction of houses and the building of fishing dinghies.
In the 70s we began building many speedboats and sailing dinghies. Sailing
dinghy races became popular in the late 70s and early 80s. This is when we
built the Sparrow, the Man-0-War Queen, Wind Rose, and Hesperus. I also be-
gan building dinghy boat models and made wooden bowls and picture frames
which I sold to tourists at a stand under the cork trees. In 1980 I built Joe's
Studio which has expanded during the years to cater to locals and tourists.
I have also represented my country. In 1994 1 was asked to represent the
Bahamas and the Abacos at the Festival of American Folklife at the Smithson-
ian Institute in Washington, D.C. To demonstrate boat building, I constructed
a 14-foot sailing dinghy with my brother Hartley and later sold The Smithson-
ian to a gentleman from Coconut Grove, Florida. It was an experience of a
lifetime and one I will never forget. That is where I have been.
Two years ago when nominations were called for local government only
one person on Man-0-War stood up for nominations ... that is Chief Councillor
Mr. Jeremy Sweeting. I was then asked by the former Minister of Local Govern-
ment, the Hon. Alfred Gray, under the leadership of the Rt. Hon. Perry Chris-
tie, to serve on the Council and I thank
them for giving me that privilege.
Since this Council's term began,
much has been accomplished. I can say
Man-O-War is in better shape today as
I leave the Council than it was when I
took the oath of office two short years
ago.
Mr. Chief Councillor, with your in-
dulgence and permission, permit me to
run through briefly two of the greater
accomplishments achieved in our first
two years in office.
I was approached a few weeks ago
by one of our senior citizens who has
lived on Man-O-War Cay all of their life.
They proceeded to thank the Council
S and myself for getting the Man-O-War
ne in Man-O-War, particularly on the dump site in the best shape it has ever
Ilor of the Hope Town District Council, been in. Comments of appreciation like
that, especially from an older person
who has lived through a lot, meant so
much to me as one can see and appreciate the positive changes brought on
by our Council. As I stand here today, all burning has ceased at the dump. The
dump grounds are cleaner than they have ever been. Additionally, the bushes
along the streets are properly cut back and not just left there, but carried
away to the dump site. The road sides are constantly mowed instead of using
herbicides that are dangerous to humans and animals. These have been shown
to cause cancer as in the case of agent orange in the Vietnam War. If you
now go out on our Public Dock, it is almost spotless at any given time. No
more pallets and trash are accumulated there anymore. The no burning at
the dump is one of the greatest achievements that has ever been achieved in
Man-O-War by any local government. Burning of hazardous materials, such
as arsenic in pressure treated wood,
fiberglass and asbestos, etc. is very
harmful to the health of our Man-
O-War residents. I have lived here
all of my life and it has never been
better. I am proud that I, along with
the Council, brought this great ac-
complishment into being. Some have
said that this system of No Burning
is not affordable. You CAN afford not
to burn . we did it, we proved it,
and it is being done.
I am also proud that this Council


You have shown dedication where you have not missed a Council meeting.
Councillor Robert Malone, we were friends before we got on the Council, but
it has been a pleasure serving along with you. I would like to commend you
and say you are a valuable asset to this Council. I watched you at each Council
meeting, and there aren't many who will sit at this table with the wisdom and
knowledge that you possess when it comes to Council matters.
Councillor Harold Malone, it was a pleasure serving with you as you have put
a lot of effort into Council matters. We shared many laughs at meetings and it
was nice to have had the experience.
Councillor Chris Albury, I must congratulate you on running a strong race
and getting half of the votes cast. That showed me something. We spent a lot of
time traveling together and through this, I have gotten to know you better.
Councillor Glenn Laing, I enjoyed our town meetings in Guana and at times
joking with you about the Baker's Bay project. It was a pleasure serving with
you.
I want to say that it has been a pleasure serving my community along with
my fellow Councilmen for the past two years. I wish all of you continued good
health and may you continue to serve our communities and our country. So
much more can be done if everyone works together in love and in unity as Christ
showed us. Let us all march Forward, Upward, Onward, Together!
Yes, that was my farewell address, and it was an honour to have served my
community. As I end, I want to mention that I noticed in reading the last Aba-
conian that Chief Councillor Jeremy Sweeting thoroughly and genuinely defended
his character and integrity, and rightly so. He further explained of what had
triggered the unnecessary political uproar in the community. I would like to let
anyone and everyone know that I served alongside Chief Councillor Sweeting
as Council dealt with the matters he wrote about, with the No Burning policy
regarding the garbage contract and the Management Board reform, and he was
correct on all counts on what he described. The matters unfolded just as he
stated. I can confirm that this is EXACTLY what happened. I am sure that in this
same newspaper, a response to his rebuttal has most likely been printed, and
different ones will have probably tried to give a whole different account to what
occurred. Take it from me, the Chief Councillor already gave the correct story,
and believe me, as for the Council matters he spoke of, he has the documenta-
tion to back all of it up. Everyone out there knows, it is only a political game
being played. When others were on Council, no one who was opposing their
views made such a mockery of opposition and carried themselves immaturely. It
is sad and disgraceful. But Jeremy, I have found you to be an honest young man
with high integrity. You continue to stand up for what you believe in, and there
are many people out there who are supportive of you.
In closing, I want to say that, on the Ist July 20051 took the Oath of Office
for a District Councillor with these words, "I, Joseph Uriah Albury, do solemnly
swear that I will faithful ly execute the office of District Councillor without fear
or favour, affection or ill will, according to the best of my judgment and ability.
So help me God."
Without "fear or favour, affection or ill-will," to the best of my "judgment
and ability," I feel that I have done that. I had been given the opportunity to
be your servant, and I done what I thought was right every time Council dealt
with a matter. Everything that was done was in accordance with the laws that


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has sought to bring openness to the
community by helping form a legal
Association under the Friendly Soci-
ety Act. The Association has raised
funds and has assisted Local Gov-
ernment from time to time when help Mr. Joe Albury, left, and Chris Albury admire the beautiful sign recently hung outside the Man-O-War Library. Mr. Albury
was needed. Residents can appreciate did extensive work on the building, renovating it and making it much more attractive.


that they now can know where their
money is going and where it is being spent. Our open door policy dem-
onstrates that. The new Association also goes to show that no foreigner is
needed when it comes to the running of community business and that there
are intelligent Bahamians right in Man-O-War that are capable of handling
and running an Association. Much work has been done for the benefit of the
community since the Association has been formed and I am thankful that
the Council assisted residents in forming this legal board and bringing full
accountability to the people.
Chief Councillor Jeremy Sweeting, I would like to take this opportunity to
thank you for being a fine leader for our Council and for our communities. I
have enjoyed working with you and feel we have gotten much accomplished.
I think you are one of the finest young people of your generation, and may
you continue to serve our Bahamaland.
Deputy Chief Councillor Roy Cash, during my time on the Council, I have
gotten to know you better personally, and it has been a rewarding experience.


govern the Commonwealth of The Bahamas. I am proud to say that I leave the
community of Man-O-War in far better shape than I found it when taking office.
Any of you who hadn't been to Man-O-War in a while, come out and have a
look. The dump site is in the best shape ever after the No Burning policy was
introduced. We have a nice monument that was long needed in Man--War to
honour persons who achieved much in the community. We have a nice picnic
area at the Low Place, the Library has been renovated, the Old Cemetery has
been restored, I can go on and on.
I was glad to have had the opportunity to be your servant for the last two
years, and whether on the Council or not, I am always here, willing and ready
to help anybody anytime.
May God Bless You and Keep You.
Councillor Joe Albury


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as a poolside fashion show showcasing
bridal, resort and honeymoon attire, an
evening welcome reception and presenta-
tions by the Abaco Chapter of the Baha-
mas Bridal Association, the Director of
Tourism for Abaco, Mr. Don Cornish,
Island Administrator, Mr. Cephas Coo-
per and an out-of-town guest speaker.
It will include tours to wedding sites
throughout Abaco and will conclude with
a bachelor/ bachelorette party which will
showcase Bahamian music, Junkanoo,
fire dancing and rake and scrape. The
event will be held in the pavilion of the
Abaco Beach Resort and the hotel will be
offering a special room rate for partici-
pating guests.
Registration for vendors wishing to
participate or persons wishing to attend
will begin on September 15 and end on
October 15. Persons interesting in par-
ticipating or attending the Extravaganza
should contact Bernadette Hall at the Ab-
aco Ministry of Tourism Office at 367-
3067.


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Jeans Day will aid Cancer Society
By Jennifer Hudson all of the schools on Abaco to participate.
October 5 will be celebrated in the The new Superintendent for Schools, Mrs.
United States as Lee National Denim Day. Lenora Black, has agreed to this. Since Oc-
Denim Day is traditionally held each year tober 5 is also World Teacher's Day, Jeans
on the first Friday of October and is one Day on Abaco will, instead, be October 11,
of the largest single-day fund raisers for the day before the public holiday. On that
breast cancer in the world. This year will day, not only will the children wear jeans
make the 12th year that Lee Jeans in the to school, but they will receive important
United States has encouraged people to education on the disease of cancer and giv-
wear their favourite jeans and donate to en information on cancer prevention.
support the fight against breast cancer. It is hoped that, beginning this year,
Here on Abaco Jeans Day has been ob- corporate areas such as banks, insurance
served by the students of St. Francis de companies and other businesses will partic-
Sales School for the past six years and ipate. All that is necessary is for employees
was initiated at the school by Principal to turn up to work on October 11 wearing
Josephine Kumar, who is a member of a pair of jeans and making a $5 donation
the Cancer Society of Abaco. "Jeans Day to the cause. All persons within the com-
was observed at my former school, Aqui- munity are encouraged to participate and
nas College in Nassau, so when I came to even families or friends can get together as
Abaco six years ago, I decided to continue a group. Once all donations have been col-
the tradition," she stated. elected they may be taken to the Brass and
In past years each student has made the Leather Shop in the form of a cheque made
donation of $1 in exchange for the right to payable to the Cancer Society of Abaco.
wear a pair of jeans to school for the day The month of October is Cancer Aware-
but beginning this year a donation of $2 is ness Month and the Cancer Society of Ab-
requested. Following the successful Jeans aco will be holding FREE cancer screen-
Day the school presents a substantial cheque ing clinics for both men and women at
to the Cancer Society of Abaco. The money the government clinics in Marsh Harbour,
donated to the Cancer Society of Abaco is Cooper's Town and Moore's Island on Oc-
used not only for breast cancer awareness tober 6 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Two doc-
but is used to assist cancer patients here on tors and two nurses will be arriving from
Abaco with all types of cancer. Nassau to assist with this. All are urged to
This year Mrs. Kumar suggested getting attend these screenings.


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Ui wpoint... An airport is badly needed


By Julian Lockhart
Abaco is still waiting patiently, at least
in some sectors, for the long promised new
runway and renovations to the terminal at
the Marsh Harbour airport. The Free Na-
tional Movement promised during their
campaign and after they were voted back
into power in May that the airport would
be one of their top projects on Abaco.
However, to this date nothing has been
done to start the renovations and building
of the runway. Though the FNM has been
back in power for only four months, they
are busy doing a number of assessments on
unfinished projects left behind by the Pro-
gressive Liberal Party. These renovations
are pivotal in the continued success of the
Abaco economy for the consistent flow of
visitors to Abaco's shores and of the new
guests that will find Abaco a viable travel
option.
Mr. Don Cornish, director of the Abaco
Tourist Office, said, "I know the assess-
ments have been continuing. The Minister
of Works (Earl Deveaux) as well as the
Minister of Tourism and Aviation (Neko
Grant) have been here, looking at it and
the studies and the plans in place. I suspect
we will hear an announcement in the next
couple of weeks as soon as they have had
chance to look at it. Mr. Cornish said, "I
have no concrete information on it but I do
know that it has been a main focus. They
will do it at a level that is satisfactory for
the destination. It is very important, but I
don't think it will negatively influence our
business in the short term. In the long term,
yes. If you think about the kind of visitors
we have been attracting with the high end
visitors, we have been able to buffer some
of that with the Fixed Based Operations
(FBO)," he added.


Even with the FBO's a number of pri-
vate planes refuse to land on the current
runway because of its condition and length.
With the new 6500-foot runway larger jets
will be able to land and it will open Abaco
up to a new tourist base from the North-
ern States. Mr. Cornish said in general
business hasn't suffered because most of
Abaco's visitors are repeat customers, and
they are just asking for something of qual-
ity and comfort.
Another issue Mr. Cornish and his of-
fice is looking into is pre-clearance on
Abaco for Bahamians and visitors alike.
This is done only on New Providence
and Grand Bahama but would add tre-
mendously to Abaco as visitors would not
have to clear customs and immigration in
the United States. It saves time for guests
to Abaco as well as Bahamians who are
making connecting flights once they leave
Marsh Harbour.


Restaurants that are closed
Marsh Harbour
Curly Tails closed September 15 to
October 6
Jib Room closed August 1 to
mid-November
Mangoes closed October 1 to
November 5
Wally's closed August 11 to
November 5
Hope Town
Abaco Inn closed September 4 to
October 25
Cap'n Jacks closed August 10 to
October 3
Harbour's Edge closed August 18 to
mid-November


Hotels and House Rental Agents
+ agents with multiple cottages and houses


Area Code 242 unless listed otherwise
Island-wide Abaco Listings
Abaco Vacations + 800-633-9197
Bahamas Vacations + 800-462-2426
Abaco Bound + 242-367-5576
Casuarina Point
Different of Abaco 8 rm 20 cott 366-2150
Cherokee
Lee Pinder + 3 hse 366-2053
Marina Albury Cottages 5 cottages 366-2075
Grand Cay
Rosie's Place 352-5458
Green Turtle Cay
Cocobay Cottages 6 cott 365-5464
Island Properties + 34 hse 365-4047
New Plymouth Inn 9rm 365-4161
Ocean Blue Properties + 30 365-4636
Roberts Cottages 3 cott 365-4105
Guana Cay


Dolphin Bch Resort
Donna Sands +
Guana Beach Resort
Guana Seaside
Harbour View Haven
Ocean Frontier
Sea Shore Villas
Ward's Landing

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


4 rm 10 cott.
12 hse
6 units
8 rm 7 cott


365-5137
365-5195
365-5133
365-5106
365-5028


519-389-4846
365-5028
4 units 904-982-2762
Hope Town
22 rm 366-0133
6 rm I cott 366-0003
6 villas 321-783-4576
53 hse 366-0035
25 rm 3660095
63 hse 366-0224
3 hse 366-0030
4 cott 366-0154
3 hse 366-0266
5 villas 366-0065
43 hse 366-0053
4 villas 366-0557


Lubbers Quarters
Sea Level Cottages 4 hse
www.lubberslodging.com 7 hse
Man-O-War
Island Home Rentals + 8 hse


Schooner's Landing
Marsh
Abaco Beach Resort
Abaco Real Estate +
Alesia's
Ambassador Inn
Bustick Bight Resort
Conch Inn
D's Guest House
Great Abaco Club +
Island Breezes Motel
Lofty Fig Villas
Pelican Beach Villas


5 condos
Harbour area
82rms
6 hse
3 rms
6 rms
8 rms
9 rms
6 rms 3
12 hse
8 rms
6 eff
6 cott


Regattas (Prev. Abaco Towns) 32 effic
Moore's Island
Moore's Is Bonefish Camp 8 rm
Sandy Point


Oeisha's Resort
Pete & Gay's Resort
Rickmon's Bonefishi

Spanish Cay Resort

Bahama Beach Club


14 rm
ing 10 rm
Spanish Cay
18 rm 6 hse
Treasure Cay


366-3121


365-6048
365-6072

367-2158
367-2719
367-4460
367-2022
367-3980
367-4000
367-3980
367-4151
367-3776
367-2681
367-3600
367-0148

366-6334

366-4139
366-4119
366-4477

365-0083

365-8500


Island Dreams + 45 hse 365-8507
Treasure Cay Resort 95 rms 365-8801
Wood Cay
Tangelo Hotel 19 rm 3 villa 365-2222
Web Sites with Abaco Information
http://www.abaconian.com
http://www.abacoinet.com
http.//www.abacoinfo.com
http://www.abacos.com
http://www.go-abacos.com
http://www.oii.net
http://www.bahamas.com


Rev. Dec 06


Pre-clearance will always be an advan-
tage and it is something we should focus
on. I don't know how much consideration
we have given to it. But maybe the minis-
try should joi r the person who is taking
a long flight with connections. It will be
something for us to look at. There are cer-
tain requirements the United States will re-
quire of us. Once it is industry driven, the
government will look at it. I will be happy
to see it because it will greatly enhance the
destination," Mr. Cornish concluded.


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Emergency Services
Police Marsh Harbour 367-2560
The following services are provided by volunteers
Fire- Marsh Harbour 367-2000
Fire Dundas Town 367-2935 or 4935
Fire -Hope Town VHF Ch 16
Fire Green Turtle Cay 365-4133
Fire Man-O-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


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


Taxi Cab Fares for one or two passengers
Plus extra for each passengers above two
Between Marsh Harbour Airport and
Ferry Dock or Murphy Town to Ammons Dr $12 + $3
Bristol Cellers thru A Beach Hotel or Gov't dock thru
Dundas Town $10+$3
Dove Plaza, Stop Light or Sawyer's Market $10 + $2
Gov't Clinic thru Western Auto $ 6 + $2
Gov freight dock through Dundas Town $10+ $3
Murphy Town to Shell Sta $14+ $4
Pelican Shores to Frankie Russel house $14 + $4
Eastern Shores to Peas & Rice house $14 + $4
Beyond Russell house or Peas & Rice house $16 + $5
Great Cistern $20 + $5
Spring City $15+ $5
Snake Cay $35 + $10
Treasure Cay $60 + $10
Casuarina Point $60 + $10
Treasure Cay Airport or Bah Palm Shores $70 + $ 10
Little Harbour or Cherokee $80 + $10
Crossing Rocks $100 + $10
Sandy Point $135 + $10
Between Marsh Harbour Ferry and:
Ab Beach Hotel thru Wally's & Eastern Shore $ 2 each
Jib Room $ 3 each
Solomon's Super Center $5 + $3
Stop Light, Dove Plaza, Gov't dock $ 6 + $3
Government Freight Dock $ 7 + $3
Gov Clinic, W Auto or Nat Insurance $ 9 + $3
Mother Merle restaurant $10+ $3
Waiting time $20 per hour, $10 per half hour
Children under three free Caged pets as people
Luggage $1.00 each over four, Surf boards $4.00 ea.
Between Treasure Cay Airport and: Effective 13 Nov 05
Treasure Cay Resort $20 + $5
Madeira Park $14 + $4
Green Turtle Cay ferry dock $8 + $4
Moxy $18+$5
Bahamas Star farm $24 + $5
Sand Banks $24 + $5
Joe's Creek, Leisure Lee $44 + $10
Black Wood $18 + $5
Fire Road & Cooper's Town $37 + $5
Cedar Harbour $55 + $5
Wood Cay $60 + $5
Mount Hope $65 + $5
Fox Town $70 + $5
Crown Haven $75 + $5
Marsh Harbour Airport $75 + $10
T Cay Hotel to Marsh Harbour $65 + $10
T C Hotel to G Turtle Ferry (Blue Hole $24) $18 + $5
T C Hotel to Bonefish Marles $22 + $5
T C Hotel to Joe's Creek $35 + $5
T C Hotel to Moxey $16+ $5
T C Hotel to Banyan Bch Club XX $6 + $3
Green Turtle Ferry to Marsh H Airport $75 +

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

Dive Shops
Abaco Dive Adventures, Marsh Harbour.......................367-2963
Above & Below, Marsh Harbour.................................367-0350
Dive Abaco 1978, Marsh Harbour.................................... 367-2787
Froggies, Hope Tow n........................ ........... .................. 366-0431
Treasure Divers, Treasure Cay............................................. 365-8571
Brendal's Dive, Green T. Cay............................................ 365-4411
Dive Guana....................................... ........... ........... 365-5178
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
tourism 367-3067


S Compliments of The Abaconian

www.abaconian.com
Area code 242 unless noted otherwise

Ferry Schedules Departure times shown Daily service unless noted
Marsh Harbour to Hope Town or Man-0-War 20 minutes from Crossing Beach
Marsh Harbour to Guana Cay 40 minutes
Abaco Ferry Service VHF Ch 16 MH/HT One way $15 / RT $20 Children 6 12 half fare,
Marsh Harbour > Hope Town 7:00am* 8:50 10:20 12: pm 1:55 3:55* 5:40
(Limited Sunday Schedule) Return 7:55 am 9:30 II 12:30pm* 2:55 5 6:15
Marsh Harbour > White Sound 7am 12pm 3:15 Return 7:40 1:10 4:25
to or from White Sound
Albury's Ferry Service Ph 367-3147 or 367-0290 VHF Ch. 16
Marsh Harbour > Hope Town 7:15 am 9 10:30 12:15 pm 2 4 5:45
Return 8 am 9:45 11:30 1:30 pm 3 4 5 6:30
Marsh Harbour > Man-O-War 10:30 am 12:15 pm 4 5:45*
Return 8 am 11:30 1:30 pm 4:30
Marsh H. > Guana Cay (& Scotland Cay with advance notice) from Conch Inn Not on Sundays
(6:45am- Union Jack Dock) 10:30 1:30 pm 3:30
Return 8 am 11:30 2:30 pm 4:45
Same day fare Adult prepaid oneway $16 / Round Trip $22, * Kids 6-11 half, Under 6 free
Green Turtle Ferry Phone 365-4166, 4128, 4151 VHF Ch 16 Ten minute ride
Green T Cay to Treasure Cay Airport8 am 9 II 12:15 1:30 3 4:30
T Cay Airport to Green T Cay 8:30 am 10:30 11:30 1:30 2:30 3:30 4:30 5
New Plymouth one way adult $10 (Children $7) Round trip $15 Extra to some G T Cay docks
Abaco Adventures Ph 365-8749 VHF Ch 16
Treasure Cay to Guana Cay Sunday Lv 12 & returns 4:45 p.m. $25 RT
T Cay to Man-O-War/ Hope Town Wed 9:30 am, return 4:30 pm $35 RT
T Cay to Guana Cay Sunset Cruise Fr $25, call for time

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

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


Abaco Marinas Slips Fuel Phone
Walker's Cay
W alker's Cay -................................. Closed
Green Turtle Cay
Bluff House ...............45....... F......365-4200
Green Turtle Club .....32....... F......365-4271
Black Sound Marina...15................365-4531
Other Shore Club.......12....... F......365-4195
Abaco Yacht Service..10....... F......365-4033
Treasure Cay
Treasure Cay Marinal50...... F......365-8250
Man-O-War
Man-O-War Marina ...26....... F......365-6008
Marsh Harbour
Boat Harbour Marina183....... F......367-2736
Conch Inn...................75....... F .....367-4000
Harbour View Marina.36....... F .....367-2182
Marsh Harbour Marina52 F 367 2700
Hope Town
Hope Town Marina.....16................366-0003
Hope Town Hideaways..................366-0224
Lighthouse Marina .......6....... F......366-0154
Sea Spray..................50....... F......366-0065
Spanish Cay
Spanish Cay Marina...75....... F......365-0083
Guana Cay
Orchid Bay ............... 32....... F......365-5175
Boats can clear Customs at Green Turtle Cay,
Treasure Cay or Marsh Harbour

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

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


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


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


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


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


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Restaurant Guide
Prices $ Low, $$ Moderate, $$$ Upper
(Based on dinner entree range)
+ Picnic tables & restroom only t Provides ride from town
Marsh Harbour
Anglers...........................$$$ ...........367-2158
Curly Tails .....................$$$ .............367-4444
G ino's .................................$ ........ 367-2002
Golden Grouper ..............$...........367-2301
Hummingbird....................$$............. 367-2922
Jamie's Place.....................$ .............367-2880
Jib Room .........................$$ .............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
Wallys .........................$$$ ............. 367-2074
Dundas Town
Mother Merle's .................$$

Hope Town
Abaco Inn ...................$$$ .............366-0133
Cap'n Jacks .......................$ .............366-0247
Harbour's Edge............... $$.............366-0087
H T Harbour Lodge .......$$$.............366-0095
Munchies ................... ....... .....366-0423
Sea Spray ......................$$ ..........366-0065
Man-O-War
Hibiscus ................................. 365-6380
Island Treats Snack Bar..................... 365-6501
Guana Cay
Blue Water Grill..............$$$ .............365-5230
Grabbers ......................$$$ ............. 365-5133
Guana Seaside .............$$$ .............365-5106
Nippers ........................$$$ ............365-5143
O rchid Bay ....................................... 265-5175
Treasure Cay
Florence's Cafe .................$
Coconuts......................
Harbour Cafe ....................$.............365-8635
Hudson's Delight ...............$............365-8648
Spinnaker Restaurant ...$$$.............365-8469
Touch of Class .............$$$ .............365-8195
Green Turtle Cay
Bluff House ....................$$$.............365-4200
Jolly Roger Bistro.............$$ ............. 365-4200
Green Turtle Club .........$$$.............365-4271
Harvey's Island Grill.........$$ ............. 365-4389
Laura's Kitchen ...............$$ .............365-4287
Mclntosh's Restaurant ....$$.............365-4625
Plymouth Rock Cafe .......................... 365-4234
Rooster's Rest ................$$ ....... ....365-4066
Sundowners ..................................... 365-4060
Wrecking Tree Restauran9 H Cafe Open Nights Only I
Harbour Caf6 (ferry dock) ..$ ......... 365-8635
Sandy Point
Nancy's ........................
Pete & Gays .................$$$ ............366-4119
Rickmon Bonefish Lodge................... 366-4477




Please bring errors & revisions to our attention Rev 4 Sep 07


Visitors' Guide
Restaurants Services Transportation


Bikes & Scooters Boats Cars & Carts
Rentals Marsh Harbour
A & P Car Rentals ............................. 367-2655
B & B Boat Rentals ............................ 367-7368
Bargain Car Rentals........................... 367-0500
Blue Wave Boat Rentals ................... 367-3910
Concept Boat Rentals ........................ 367-5570
Laysue Boat Rentals ...................... 367-4414
Pier One Boat Rentals ....................... 367-3587
Power Cat Boat Rentals ....................367-4620
Quality Star Car Rentals Texaco....... 367-2979
Rainbow Boat Rentals ................... 367-4602
Rental Wheels Scooters, Bikes, Cars 367-4643
Rich's Boat Rentals .......................... 367-2742
Sea Horse Boat Rentals ................... 367-2513
Sea Star Car Rentals ........................ 367-4887
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
Guana Cay
Donna Sands Cart Rentals ............... 365-5195
Dive Guana Boats & bikes................. 365-5178
Man-O-War
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
Hope Town
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
Treasure Cay
Alison Car Rent ................................. 365-8193
Cash's Carts ............................... 365-8771
Claridge's Cart Rentals .................. 365-8248
Cornish Car Rentals........................... 365-8623
JIC Boat Rentals ............................... 365-8465
Triple J Car Rentals ........................... 365-8761
Abaco Adventures Kayaks .............. 365-8749




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VOLUME 14, NUMBER 12, SEPTEMBER 15th, 2007


Schools have record enrollments


Most government schools opened to complex

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The first day of school brought children out, '.,,'a' ih dressed in new uniforms. Central Abaco Primary School in Dundas Town is
the largest school on Abaco with an enrollment of about 780 students. The opening day of school, September 3, filled the quad-
rangle with a record number of students. Much work has been done over the summer fixing the plumbing, tiling the quadrangle,
repainting the building inside and out, repairing light fixtures. Work began before last year's school year was over. Some minor
work remains to be done.


ted repairs
Government and private schools opened
on September 3. The government made a
great effort to complete repairs over the
summer and most of the government school
work was completed throughout the coun-
try except for J.A. Pinder Primary School
in Sandy Point. Hope Town Primary stud-
nets are now back in their original location
although now the building is expanded with
an additional classroom, bathrooms and a
principal's office. New teachers have ar-
rived at several schools while others are
still expected. The principal at Abaco
Central High School was transferred and
his replacement has not arrived. The vice-
principal has been named the acting princi-
pal until a replacement can be sent.
This year a new District Superintendent,
Mrs. Lenora Black, has been assigned to
Abaco. She is back home, as she is the
daughter of Mother Merle Williams of
Dundas Town. She has begun the school
year with seminars and motivational meet-
ings to encourage teachers and staff to
Please see School Page 21


Two new Hope Town council

members take the oath of office


Two new members took the oath of of-
fice as a result of Man-O-War's recent
local government election. Man-O-War's
two appointed members, Joe Albury and
Chris Albury, were replaced by Roy Rus-
sell and Fred Sweeting, who joined Jeremy
Sweeting as elected members in represent-
ing Man-O-War on the Hope Town Dis-
trict Council.
Chief Councillor Sweeting thanked Joe
Albury and presented him with a plaque
for his service and contributions to the
Man-O-War community during his tenure
on the Council.
Mr. Sweeting made a lengthy speech de-
fending the Council's decisions and refut-


ing the recent allegations made about his
character and commitment to Council and
the Man-O-War settlement.
He reiterated his pride in eliminating the
burning of trash at the dump site. How-
ever, others wondered if the new system of
large open containers, which are removed
every two weeks, are the source of the
massive fly infestation being experienced
on Man-O-War Cay. The present container
removal requires a barge and special truck
which moves the containers.
Questions were asked about reverting to
smaller containers which the local freight
Please see Council Page 20


Change Ministries Held

Basketball Championships


Change Ministries held a Basketball (Ch qiip,,.iip during the month of August.
Seven teams competed with the final games held on September 1. Winner of the Cham-
pionship were the Abaco Youth Ministry Kings. Accepting the trophy are Pastor Em-
mett and Beverly Archer, coaches for the team. Presenting the trophy is Mrs. Carmen
Cornish, wife of Pastor Samuel Cornish of Change Ministries.


By Mirella Santillo
During the month of August, the
Change Ministries International Church
sponsored a Basketball Championship on
Abaco overseen by Pastor Samuel Cor-
nish and his wife Mrs.Carmen Cornish.
The games took place every Friday and
Saturday at Ocean View Park starting on
August 7th. The championship was open
to young men between from 11 to 19 and
drew many spectators who came to see
their friends or members of their family
play.
According to the coordinator, Mr.
Mark Douglas, sometimes as many as
150 to 200 adults and youths crowded
the basketball park. One especially large
crowd attended the semi-final qualifica-
tion games that were held on August 31st.
Seven teams entered the championship:
the Abaco Youth Ministry Kings from


Dundas Town, the Marsh Harbour's
Street Bailers, the Change Ministries
International Chargers, the Change Min-
istries International Overcomers from
Murphy Town, a Crossing Rock's team
and two mixed teams.
By September 1st only two teams were
remained in the competition of the seven
that participated in the 34 games that
were played, the Abaco Youth Ministry's
Kings and the Marsh Harbour's Street
Bailers. The other teams had been de-
feated the previous evening.
The first place was to go to the team
who won two out of three games. The
first game started on a very fast pace.
The players on both sides were deter-
mined to win. They ran from basket to

Please see Basketball Page 2


New Local Government


members take the oath


Dundas Town Committee had three vacancies. On August 28 anyone registered in
Dundas Town could nominate for these positions. Two women, Mrs. D'Shan May-
cock and Mrs. Glender Archer, nominated and on September 4 they were sworn in.
They are shown here with Mr. Cephas Cooper, Administrator for Central Abaco, and
Mr. Augustine Williams, Chairman of the Dundas Town Committee. There is still one
vacancy on the committee. The Dundas Town Committee has been inactive but under
Mr. Cooper's guidance the committee expects to once again meet regularly.


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Page 2 B The Abaconian


September 15, 2007


Basketball Championship Finishes


Sand Banks garbage overflows


Basketball From Page 1
basket, marking their assigned opponents.
That first game went to Abaco Youth Min-
istry with a margin of one point.
Closely watched by referees, Gilbert
Davis of Murphy Town and Claudius
Hanchell, that team also took the second
game by the same close score of one point,
winning 38 to 37. The two teams were tied
37 to 37 until the last few seconds of the
game when a last basket shot by the Kings
gave them the victory to the utter despera-
tion of the Street Bailers, who had also
given all their energy to win the title.
Trophies were presented by Mrs. Car-
men Cornish and Mr. Mark Douglas. Mrs.
Cornish urged the losers not to give up and
be distraught and congratulated them on
a very well played game. The runner-up
trophy was handed to Pekito Bastian, the
coach for the Street Bailers. Most Valu-
able Player trophies went to several youths
for their outstanding performances. These
included Vince Butler, Arlington Wells,
Kary Swain, Anthony Kemp, Marcus Hen-


ry, Eliot Stuart and Baron Swain. Then it
was the turn for the winning team's coach,
Pastor Emmett Archer, to receive the first
place trophy that he proudly accepted. Pas-
tor Archer was accompanied by his wife
Mrs. Beverley Archer who helped with
coaching.
It was a great evening of sport and fun
atmosphere. Food was available at the food
shack located on the parking lot and during
the games Mr. Cay Mills distributed lol-
lipops and water. During the intermissions
the little ones invaded the court, practic-
ing on their shots. The games were com-
mentated by Mr. Frankie Floridor and Mr.
Mills.
Mr. Mills announced that he was taking
over, once more, the presidency of the Ab-
aco Basketball League. The league was dys-
functional last year because of internal mis-
understandings. According to Mr. Mills, the
Abaco Basketball League is no longer affili-
ated with the Bahamas Basketball League.
He said that the league will hold games at
Ocean View Park every Friday and Satur-
day during the coming season.


The Haitian communities of Sand Banks, in Treasure Cay where this photo was taken,
the Mud and Pigeon Peas in Marsh Harbour have been provided with large contain-
ers for garbage. However, the residents must raise the money themselves to have them
emptied. Most of the time they are left overflowing for weeks before the containers are
emptied.





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Located on Don MacKay Blvd.
Now Acceped Marsh Harbour, Abaco
The two teams who were the finalists in the Basketball Ciniiiipi,',i bip are shown here.
The winners, the Abaco Youth Ministry's Kings, are on the right and the runners-up, the el: 3 6 7 -WO O D
Marsh Harbour Street Bailers, are in white T-shirts on the left. 9 6 6 3


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Guana Cay
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Sea ofAbaco side is in a cove with great location
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Eastern Shores
Perfectly located
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Sea of Abaco
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1700 sq. Ft. on apwprox..75 of an acre. The
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Located on the
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This amazing 3 bedroom 3 bath home built on
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c Reduced" 10,400 + sq.ft.
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BAHAMA PALM SHORES #2853 TRANCE
BEACHFRONT 4 bed 4 bath home on I acre+ wit
beach Solid CBS construction 15 KW generator
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JIL BREEZES CASUARINA POINT #3954 LL
100 feet of CANALFRONT 3 bed I bath villa leads
$995,000. teaming with boneish and sea life


NEW LISTING
BN BONEFISH VILLA


$495,000.


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GREEN TURTLE CAY #3208 TURTLE'S NEST GREEN TURTLE CAY #3208C Tu
HARBOURFRONT a magnlfcent private waterront estate situated on HARBOURFRONT 2 bed 2 bath home 925 sq
a beautifully landscaped 3 acres of property $3,800,000. 100 ft dock permit Lot 15000 sq ft plus


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$950,000.


GREEN TURTLE CAY #3031


$650,000.


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S GUANA CAY #3001 GUANA BEACH HOUSE
Coco BAY GUANA CAY #3001 GUANA BEACH HOUSE


Property dimensions: 60 ft on the water x 242 ft de
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HIGH ROCKS #3248


VILL A 111.1. II'
VLL ESPNL


$650,000.


$980,000.


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LUBBERS QUARTERS #2425 MANGRALA
SEAVIEWS beautifully lanscaped 3 bed 3 bath, close to Marsh
Harbour and HopeTown 200 ft from sandy beach $690,000.
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SUGAR LOAF CAY #2817


$520,000.


lib li it i. ii,

LUBBERS QUARTERS #3850 SEA WIND
WATERFRONT on the Sea ofAbaco 2 bedroom I bath home
plus dock with sufficient water at low tide $429,000
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PARROT POINT TILLOO CAY #3657


I bed I bath cottage Electricity from mainland $2,875,000.
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SEA BREEZE MARSH HARBOUR #3467


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$319,000.


FARSIDE TILLOO CAY #3981 TLLOO PROPERTY
erty in Abaco WATERFRONT A magnifcent 4247 acre property 360 degree
$5,950,000. view from this 40 ft elevation dock large basn $2,980000.


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ABACO He


Great views from wide verandahs $795,000.
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TILLOO CAY #3792 ONE ACRE WATERFRONT
WATERFRONT great elevation and room for a protected dock
with good water depth $350,000.
Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com
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PRICE REDUCED


TREASURE CAY #1660 SERENITY HOUSE TREASURE CAY #3073


MY ISLAND RETREAT TREASURE CAY #2516


TREASURE CAY #3079 SAND BANKS H,


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$5,200,000.


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$1,300,000.


with apartment, central A/C, generator $868,000.
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LOTS & ACREAGE


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GREEN TURTLE CAY
Coco BAY LOT #3031 $650,000.
Contact Stan Sawyer 2425770298

BAHAMA CORAL ISLAND
LOT 58, BLOCK I I SUBDIVISION I #335
Contact Stan Sawyer: 2425770298


Bill Albury
t 242.367.5046


MARSH HARBOUR


$2,500,000.


$18,000.


CONTINUED IN SECTION A, PAGE 3


Kerry Sullivan
t 242.366.0163
09/15/07


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


$650,000.


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Page 4 B The Abaconian


School_ NewsI


Back to School Church
Service at New Vision
By Samantha V. Evans
On August 29th educators from public
and private schools gathered at New Vision
Ministries for the Back to School Church
Service organized by the Department of
Education. The theme for this auspicious
occasion was Achieving Our Dreams
through Excellence in Education. The well
structured service was so well attended that
there was not an empty seat in the building.
This service gave the new district superin-
tendent, Mrs. Lenora Black, an opportu-
nity to address the district of Abaco and to
inform them of some of her plans and ex-
pectations. She has been preparing for this
day for a long time and realizes that when
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you wait on God, He will come in full re-
galia. Her role as superintendent here on
Abaco is personal because this is "home."
She did not come to condemn anyone but
to rather to light a candle.
She publicly acknowledged her mother,
"Mother Merle" and family for their love,
support, and prayers. The title of teacher,
she explained, is a noble appointing, one
that has eternal implications. She told
Abaco that they can not leave the educa-
tion of the children solely in the hands of
the teachers; all stakeholders must get in-
volved.
She shared the philosophy, mission state-
ment, vision, motto and goal of her office
which all focus on helping the students to
achieve excellence by exposing them to the
best educational practices available and for


The week before school opened was a busy one for teachers and staff at all Abaco schools
with seminars, planning meetings and preparation of classrooms. On August 29 an is-
land-wide church service was held at New Visions Ministries for all teachers and staff.
Mrs. Lenora Black, new District Superintendent, and Rev. Terrance Morrison of Nassau
both addressed them, challenging them to raise the standards.







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all educators and the
community to operate
in a spirit of oneness.
Mrs. Black clearly
stated that she has no
intention of isolating
anyone who may not
be from this land. She
called upon Abaco-
nians to preserve the
history of this rich is-
land. It is important to
tell the children about
the rich heritage of
this great land Abaco
- where they live.
She encouraged
teachers to not settle
for mediocrity espe-
cially after they would
have invested so much At the end of the s
in higher education. To tion light candles
her, mediocrity is not year.
an option. God has made all of us thinkers
so that we can perform in a spirit of excel-
lence at all times.
The guest speaker for the service was
Rev. Terrance G. Morrison, Senior Pas-
tor of Zion Baptist Cathedral in Nassau.
Rev. Morrison, a former student of Mrs.
Black's, gave a very passionate presenta-
tion because he realizes the importance and
value of education, and the need for all of
us to take this process more seriously. He
said that it makes no sense when persons
entering the teaching profession have no
interest in teaching because all they do is
become frustrated and then frustrate oth-
ers. Parents take more of an interest in
buying name brand items for their children,
he stated, than to purchase educational sup-


to show unity as they begin a new school


plies to help them excel.
Rev. Morrison encouraged those teach-
ers who are in education with a personal
agenda and those who only come to work
to dress up and to frustrate others to find
another profession because they are a hin-
drance to the entire educational system.
Teachers must be ethical and people with
high morale standards. They must set a
good example for their students.
Finally, he told teachers that all of their
educational degrees mean nothing if the
children are failing! There is no room for
bad or negative attitudes in the educational
system. He encouraged all educators to

Please see School Page 5


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The Abaco Club 1363 Two adjacent beach lots
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Guana beachfront home 1256 3/2 on high
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Marsh Harbour home 1364 2/2 on lovely
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Sea Glass 1337 3/2 home on Guana Cay with
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Watching Bay Three adjacent lots near the
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The Great Abaco Club 1189 Jaffa is a 3/3
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make education practical so that students
can clearly understand what is being asked
of or required of them. The service ended
with a series of prayers by ministers and
the lighting of candles by Mrs. Black and
leaders.
The teachers received gift bags and were
treated to lunch by the education district
office.
Professional Develop-
ment for Teachers
By Jennifer Hudson
The Professional Development for
Teachers Summer Institute was recently
launched for the entire Catholic Education
System in the Bahamas. As part of this in-
stitute the 23 teachers of the St. Francis
de Sales School, Pre-K to Grade 12, met
at the school for a week of seminars from
August 20-24 and heard presentations from
a variety of presenters from Nassau and
Freeport.
In order to select topics for the seminar
a questionnaire was given to teachers at the
beginning of the 2005 2006 school year


asking for them to suggest topics on which
they would like information for their pro-
fessional development. The responses were
compiled and topics selected accordingly.
The institute on Abaco began with a
Mass in the St Francis de Sales Church.
Following this a representative of Colina
Financial from Nassau spoke on Invest-
ments. On Tuesday the topic was Moti-
vating students and classroom management
followed by Teaching the Bahamian child
and Differentiating teaching instructions
on Wednesday. Test construction and criti-
cal thinking was the topic for Thursday
morning followed by a talk on Health and
wellness by Elaine Pilon of Abaco in the
afternoon. Ms. Pilon also gave an Intro-
duction to yoga and had the teachers join in
with some basic yoga positions. On Friday
the week culminated with a beach picnic at
Pelican Shores.
The teachers' response to the program-
mme was that they felt it had been very
successful and timely and that they had
learned a lot. They found the information
to be very constructive in helping to teach
and inform the children and felt that the
information received was geared toward


their needs
As a result of this new programmme,
Professional Development Days will be
held every month of the school year.
Central Abaco Primary
welcomes three teachers
By Samantha V. Evans
Central Abaco Primary School wel-
comed three additional teachers to its staff
on August 27th. What
is great about these
three persons is that
they all have roots on
the island. They are
Ms. Alexis Sawyer,
Mr. George Mills and
Mrs. Melvina Black.
This is the first
teaching post for Ms.
Sawyer, who recently
returned home from the
College of St. Benedict
and St. John's Univer-
Central Abaco t
sity in Minnesota. Her wth Abaco
With Abaco roots
interest in education George Mill
first developedMr. Georgewhen is teachMilng grade
first developed when
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she was in grade two. It was her Aunt
Felemease Sawyer's love of the profession
that sparked her interest. Later, it was one
of her teachers, the late Mrs. Mary Cart-
wright's wisdom that helped her decided
that she would become a teacher.
She is excited about her new post. She

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. Mrs. Melvina Black is teaching grade five,
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School From Page 5 vantage of the fact that they have some reminded students that they must abide by
Sof the best teachers teaching them so they all of the school rules at all times.
has seen education evolve into something should learn all they can from them. He Bully Prevention
different than it was when she attended further told them to not let their person-
Dundas Town Primary School. She is ality change because of the friends they in Schools
teaching grade five. keep. True friends will like them for who In an effort to create a bully-free school,
Mr. George Mills was born and raised ", they are and not require that they change. the staff at Central Abaco Primary School
on Grand Bahama but his parents are from Thirdly, he stated that they must deter- learned about current trends in bully pre-
Abaco. He is a trained teacher who has mine in their minds that they are going to vention at a seminar held at the school on
taught in The Bahamas for three years. Mr. succeed this school year. Making one bad August 28th. The presenter was Ms. Sa-
Mills simply made a decision one day to decision can ruin the entire school year mantha V. Evans, Guidance Counselor at
pursue teaching as a career. It wasn't un- for them.
til he was at the College of the Bahamas Principal Kumar brought remarks and Please see School Page 8
pursuing his degree that he realized that he
made the right choice.
He hopes that since he is a male in the
teaching profession that he can positively
impact the males at the school. He sees
himself as a good role model for male stu-
dents. He would one day like to become a
school administrator so that he can prog-
ress in his profession. He is teaching grade BAHAMAS
six at Central Abaco Primary School. R E A L T Y
Mrs. Melvina Black is an experienced E 1
teacher with eleven years under her belt.
She is a native of Wood Cay who, after Serving The Bahamas since 1949
receiving her teaching degree, returned Sl
to work on the island. She has worked at Thefirst day ofschool is a very scary time.praisals
Cooper's Town Primary, Fox Town Pri- But one young student is determined to be Site & Residential Inspections
mary and now at Central Abaco Primary a real man and take what comes
where she is teaching grade five. As long Offering casual to elegant lifestyles throughout the
has she can remember, she has loved teach- Opening Mass held at Islands and Worldwide through our Global Network
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her education degree. On September 7th the St. Francis de
Mrs. Black loves sports and has spent Sales School family held its back-to-school Visit us online at:
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of land is located in the heart of TV room, spacious kitchen, laundry that was used as a bakery. Home
the restaurant business area with room, air conditioned with two situated on property 105' x 147'
the water front within 200 feet. units, new windows installed and has storage building that is
With any elevation this property 2005, new roof 2000. 2500 sq. 10' x 12' in the rear of the home.
has water views. It is perfect for anyone wanting to develop a motel or ft. living area air conditioned. House sits on one acre of property. Appraised Priced at $293,800 gross
condominiums for rental or sale. Priced at $2,156,500 gross $330,000 Selling price $285,000 Duplex for sale off Forest Drive to,to bedroom one bath
Great Business Opportunity a two-story building that has a Fourplex 2 two bedroom one bathroom apts, 2 one bedroom, apartment units, fully fur-

are 7 apartment units on top sq. ft. All units furnished, All units A/C and washer & dryer. The
floor that are rented and two have central A/C units, 3 units other unit has window A/C unit
huge office spaces on the bot- have washer/dryer units. 160 sq. in the bedroom. Building sits
tom floor that are rented. This ft. wooden building that houses on lot 131 x 90 property, landscaped. Appraisal value this year at $242,356.
building is located in Marsh Harbour and is on three lots that are 100' x washer and dryer for apt. one. This is priced to sell at $209,625. Buyer will pay 5% govt tax and 2% legal
120', bringing the total land space to 36,000 sq. ft. This building is priced Property 150' x 88' All units are fee. Persons interested should call or come in, We will find a way to work
to sell at $1,500,000 gross rented. Off Forest Dr., Dundas Town. Appraised value $430,000 Asking price something out for you.
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room, two and half bathroom. four one-bedroom, one bathroom will go fast. Call today.
Property 80' x 100'. Oleander apartment units that are fully
Property 80' x 100'. Oleander apartment units that carefully For sale three lots located on South Lubbers Quarters in the Abaco
Drive across from Friendship furnished with central air con-
Ocean Club Estate. Lots number I I, 44, 112. These lots are priced individu-
Tabernacle Church, Dundas ditioning. Sits on 15,000 sq. ft.
Town Appraised at $500,000 Landscaped. All units are rented. Lot #1 I consists of 11,022 sq. ft. and is priced at $85,000 gross. Lot #44
Selling price $475,000 $300,000 Person purchasing this consists of 13,307 sq. ft and is priced at $98,000 gross. Lot # 112 consists
Four bedroom, 4 bathroom house with covered back patio, will have an instant business. of 20,485 sq. ft. and is priced at $175,000 gross
covered entryway with huge Three bedroom, two bathroom home, fully furnished, central
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situated on 1/4 acre of property Landscaped with beautiful trees purchase including all taxes and fees.
in Bahama Palm Shores. Central and lawn. Rented. $190,000. Can Located in the Sea Star Building
air conditioning, Jacuzzi tub be sold separately or with above
in master bath. Appraised at property. next to Maxwell's Supermarket
$600,000 Selling Price $495,000
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"NEW" STORAGE UNITS, centrally located in
Treasure Cay town centre. Storage units come
in
assorted sizes for boats, cars, golf carts and
"stuff." EXC. Starting at $25,000 FGS
CONDOMIUM DEVELOPMENTS
1. CARLETON LANDING Newest opportunity
Canal front condo and cottage units with
available boat slips
Starting at $680,000 + 14%closing
2. PALM BAY Townhouse units in protected
harbour with boat slips
Phase One SOLD OUT
Phase Two COMING SOON
3. THE COTTAGES Now the newest oceanfront
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prising individual luxury units
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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 with on-
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townhouse units directly on Treaure Cay
Beach totalling 3 bed/4 1/2 baths plus loft
bedroom/ den
Ground floor garage, 2 bed/ 2 bath with
ocean front patio
First floor open concept living / dining/
kitchen plus master bedroom suite, all
ocean views with patio/ balcony
Loft bedroom/ den with ocean view
$2,075,000 + 7.5% Closing
MARINER'S COVE Townhouse condos with on--
site tennis and heated pool
Marina view, 2 bed/ 1 1/2 bath, fully fur
nished, never rented, extra features.
MUST SEE EXC $351,000 + 7.5% closing
TREASURE LANDING
Unit #4 Upstairs 3 bed/2bath fully furnished,
direct beach access. EXC. $514,250 FGS
ROYAL PALM
Canal Front Condos with on-site Tennis and
Pool
2 bed / 2 bath lower unit, 16' wide slip,
includes golf cart and 22' boat
MOTIVATED SELLER EXC. $553,500 FGS
TREASURE HOUSE
Ocean front luxury octagonal units with lagoon/
pool/waterfall. Good rental potential.
Unit #7 Two storey 2 bed/ 2 bath home.
MLS $636,000 + 7.5% closing
Unit #9 Two storey 2 bed/ 2 bath home
MLS $575,000 + 7.5% closing


BAHAMA BEACH CLUB
Resale condos available in first completed project.
Ready to go. Both units never rented but definite
potential. MUST SEE PROPERTIES.
Upstairs unit 3 bed /2 bath with den / op
tional 4th bed. Completely and tastefully
furnished. 6-seat golf cart included.
VERY MOTIVATED SELLER
EXC. $765,000 +14%
Downstairs unit 3 bed / 2 bath with den/
optional 4th bed. Completely and tastefully
furnished with many extra features including
garage and Ford Taurus $1,002,000 FGS
ATLANTIS
Canal Front Condos with on-site Pool
Bldg 1 Lower unit 2 bed /2 bath, 15' wide
boat slip, includes car. Newly decroated.
MUST SEE EXC. $500,000 FGS
Bldg 4 Downstaris end unit 2 bed / 2 bath,
totally redone, 12' wide slip
EXC. $435,600 FGS
SAND DOLLAR
Unit #3 Ocean front, downstairs 2 bed/2 bath,
fully furnished. $640,000 FGS

ROYAL POINCIANA
Ocean Front Condos with on site pool and
tennis
3 bed / 3 bath upper unit, fully furnished,
beach front, with good rental potential. Priced
to sell. $897,900
OCEAN VILLA SUBDIVISION
Special garden location near pool, 2 bed / 2
bath. Great rental unit with many repeat
guests EXC.$369,000 FGS
Second row beach with direct ocean access.
Great view. 2 bed / 2 bath, many special
features. MUST SEE EXC. $553,500 FGS
SANDPIPER BEACH
"Lacey Daze" Spectacular 4 bed/ 3 1/2 bath CBS
home with panoramic ocean views and direct
beach access from every room but one via
decks and patios. The main house has living/
dining/ kitchen/ master bedroom suite, two
guest bedrooms with bath, powder room,
double garage and utility/ workshop area.
Included with its own entrance is a private 1
bedroom/ 1 bath apartment with an open
living/ dining/ kitchen with its own deck.
Many features. MUST SEE.
EXC. $2,220,000 FGS



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


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"Gramling House" newly built, 2 storey home
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Upper level has 4 bed/ 2 bath. Open living/
dining/ kitchen. Lower level has 2 bed/ 1 bath,
laundry room plus 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! $2,525,000 + 7.5%
LEEWARD BEACH ESTATE
"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
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MLS $2,800,000 + 7.5% closing
"Cross Winds" Split level CBS home extra large
lot across from 2 beach greenways. Private.
Master bed/ bath suite upstairs. Lower level 2
bed / 2 bath, cozy living room/ kitchen/
dining/ utility. Apartment annex 1bed/ 1 bed,
living kitchen, enclosed patio. Plus! Plus! Plus!
MLS $820,000 + 7.5% closing
WINDWARD BEACH ESTATES
"Dream Point" Special CBS split level home
located on a corner lot near "The Point" with
two choices of direct beach access. Upper
level has master bedroom with ensuite bath
plus two guest bedrooms and bath. On the split
level there is the main entry into a large open
living/dining area, modern well-equipped
kitchen. All rooms open onto a wrap-around
partially covered deck overlooking the garden.
Ground level has an extra large garage/
workshop with lots of storage.
EXC. $996,300 FGS
ROCK POINT
"Pilot House" special unique location with a
commanding, enviable view of the Sea of
Abaco. Water front home, 2 storey, CBS/
frame. Upstairs master and guest bed, 2 baths,
large living/dinning/open kitchen; lower level
1bed / 1 bath, 2 car garage plus 1 car/boat
garage. MLS $1,160,000 + 7.5% closing
Apartment four-plex, 2 storey CBS building, each
level has 2 full apartments with 2 bed, 1 bath,
living/dining/kitchen. Great rental investment.
MUST SEE! EXC. $400,000 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
*RockPointWaterfront,bulkheaded
Beginning at $360,000 FGS
Golf Course / Interior
Beginning at $60,000 FGS


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School From Page 6
the school, who revealed some startling
new information on this topic. She stated
that a traditional bully is referred to as
someone who picks on others verbally or
physically or forces another person to do
something he doesn't want to do. But the
new definition of bullying is much broader
and includes purposeful actions that are
intended to injure and has the potential to
cause long term psychological damage.
Students bully others for a number of
reasons. Traditionally persons bullied be-
cause they wanted attention, power, to


have their own way or as a form of retalia-
tion. New trends state that students are vic-
timized for the following reasons: 1. social
status 2. because they have special needs 3.
they are viewed as different and 4. because
of their sexual identity. Bullying has been
a problem in schools in The Bahamas for
many years and it will probably be around
for a long time still. Ms. Evans further
stated that bullying and teasing are a real-
ity in primary and junior high schools so
parents and educators need to realize that
bullies create fear and concern for safety
in their victims. She encouraged teachers
to investigate complaints of students before


drawing a conclusion
because a child may
very well be a victim of
bullying. She gave the
teachers tips on how to
handle the victim, the
bully, and the bystand-
ers so that all students
can feel safe on the
school grounds.
Science Work-
shop was held
By Samantha V. Evans
Central Abaco Pri-
mary School can boost
of having a science Ms. Samantha Ev
teacher at the school Abaco Primary S
for the upper primary bullying in the sc
school, who taught keep this problem
grade five last school
year. She presented her vision for the sci-
ence program to Principal Eunice Mills at
the end of last school year who agreed for
her implement the program. On Septem-
ber 4th Mrs. McIntosh held a workshop
for the lower primary school teachers to
give some suggestions on how to approach


vans was the presenter at a seminar at Central
School that dealt with the serious problem of
hools. She gave very practical suggestions to
Sunder control.
science for pre-school to grade three stu-
dents. She was one of the participants to
attend the Organization of American States
summer 2002 training program to train
teachers who wanted to become science

Please see School Page 10


The J.A. Pinder Primary School in Sandy Point is still not finished even though the work
began in August 2006. Still unfinished are a new office, teachers' lounge, library, eating
area, perimeter wall and fencing. The new construction will include a covered walkway
between the buildings. The electrical wiring in not complete. There are many finer details
not complete such as mounting the chalk boards and cabinetry. Many residents are upset
also that so much money was spent on construction on that site as there is no room for a
play area or sporting facility. And the school has been flooded previously. Some would
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teachers. The science series used at this
workshop was from the Harcourt Science
Series. She told the teachers that at every
level, the lesson plans would be different.
Mrs. McIntosh took them through the sci-
ence process skills. Her focus was help-
ing teachers to approach science by using
manipulative devices so that students can
experience doing an experiment during the
session.
The whole idea is to get students to solve
problems. She showed teachers how to in-
corporate science into other subjects such
as social studies and math. She encouraged
them to go online to the Harcourt website
to peruse the lesson plans to see if they can
find what best suits their class. She encour-
aged them to take advantage of the various
projects that Friends of the Environment
has embarked upon that can help bring
their science program to life.
Public Schools Repairs
By Mirella Santillo
From North to South Abaco most public
school have received a long awaited face
lift this summer. The most pressing repairs
to the damage caused by the two hurricanes
of 2004 had been taken care of, but much
remained to be done to windows, electrical
systems and the state of the classrooms in
general.
Central Abaco Primary and Abaco Cen-
tral High School in the Marsh Harbour
area and Cooper's Town Primary and S.C.
Bootle High School in the North, have had
the exteriors repainted in the yellow with
green trims that characterize Bahamian
public schools; grounds have been cleaned
and landscaped.


According to some of the principals,
most of the renovations and repairs were
done, but in most of the schools the work
will continue beyond school re-opening.
The principal of S. C Bootle, Mr. Huel
Moss, said that most of the repairs and
maintenance were effected, some doors
and windows were replaced, some ceilings
were redone, the electrical and the air con-
ditioning systems were repaired, new ceil-
ing fans were installed and all the painting


was done. But repairs to the lower campus
were not yet completed and the teachers'
bathrooms needed to be painted. "I hope
it is done by next week," said the Princi-
pal. "We can still open on time, but it will
make schooling more difficult." Part of the
fencing was still down, but the responsibil-
ity of fixing it lay with local government.
At the Cooper's Town Primary School,
Mr. Michael Rolle, Principal, said that
quite a bit of work was done. Seven class-


Students at Abaco Central High School are lined up on the first day of school. The prin-
cipal from the school last year was transferred and a new principal has not arrived. Ms.
Vanessa James is acting principal until a new principal arrives.


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rooms were repainted, wooden doors were
replaced with metal doors and the bath-
rooms were updated; problematic window
controllers were to be installed before Sep-
tember 3rd. The major work taking place
during the summer, explained Mr. Rolle,
was the demolishing of a condemned build-
ing and the removal of all the demolition's
debris. The principal was told that the Min-
istry of Works is in the process of drawing
plans for the replacement of that building.
The new construction will house two ad-


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Sales Team of
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TREASURE CAY
Restaurant For Sale
(Ref# 781) Fully equipped & furnished 2,818 sq. ft. restaurant
located at Treasure Cay highway intersection. Situated on
26,136 sq. ft. parcel. Seating capacity of approx. 70. Great
location catering to Treasure Cay community. $517,000.
"Argyll House"
(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.
" Ilade-td'iis "'
(Ref# 589) 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 and finishes throughout, fully furnished. $4,575,000.
"Peace & Plenty"
(Ref# 503) Splendid 7 bed, 4.5 bath2 storey, fully furnished
Ocean Blvd beachfront estate, situated in 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.
"Trident House"
(Ref# 317) Superb 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath fully furnished, 3,500
sq. ft. beach front home. Sensational beach & ocean views,
many extras. O O 0 $2,800,000.
"Final Approach"
(Ref# 601) Canal front 2 storey, 5,500 s/f 6 bedroom, 4.5 bath
private home on large property, 100' private dock, 6' depth.
Recently renovated, fully furnished, 4 car garage $2,625,000.
"Fish Tales"
(Ref# 808) Elegant 3 bedroom, 3 bath furnished canalfront
home, 3,430 s/f under roof on 15,493 s/f landscaped parcel.
90' deep water canal frontage & 90' fully serviced dock. Great
harbour views. O s1.85' )IJJ0.
"Porter Place" Brigantine Bay
(Ref# 868)Newly constructed, elegantly furnished 3 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/f parcel on quiet cul-de-sac. $1,600,000.
Windward 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. 15l,).
"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. E
1O $985,000.
"Shell Shack"
(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, Sweet Home" $345,000.
(Ref# 784) 2 bed, 2 bath, 1,240 s/f fully furnished home
situated on 13,500 s/f lot close to beach. Adjoining lot also
available. O 0 0 $268,000.
Royal Poinciana Beachfront Condominiums -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 of Abaco views. Many upgaded
features. Only 2 left. Each $2.Y'5.000
"Halyard Quay" Luxury Condominiums
(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, turn-key packages available.
Pre-construction picking fmoiu $603,000.
Atlantis Condo # 2209
(Ref #770) Elegantly furnished & well maintained 2 bed, 2
bath 2nd level condo, vaulted ceilings overlooking Brigantine
Bay. Includes boat slip & finger dock.for 32' boat. $549,000.
Treasure Landings
(Ref# 600)Newly constructed 3 bed, 2 bath, 1,300 sq. ft.
luxury condominiums, close to beach, marina, restaurants &
shops. Superior finishes, fully furnished.
Financing Available $495,000.


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ABACO ESTATE SERVICES

REAL ESTATE SALES VACATION RENTALS
rime Real Estate Listings Throughout Aba

TREASURE CAY
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.
Brigantine 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
D 0 icli Fri:raling Available) Reduced $405,000.
Beach Villa 504 A & B
(Ref# 743)2 furnishedl bedroom, 1 bath adjoining Garden
Villas, each with full kitchen & living, excellent rental
history as single or combined units. Sold together, turn-key D
O $380,000.
Mariner's Cove Condominiums
(Ref# 454) 2 bed, 1 bath, 2 level poolside unit $317,900.
(Ref# 655)2 bed, 1 bath unit with marina views $317,900.
(Ref# 807) 1 bed, 1 bath ground level unit, well maintained,
marina view[ O ] $222,000.
(Ref# 455) 1 bed, 1 bath, ground level, poolside $185,900.
Ocean Blvd Beachfront Parcel
(Ref# 870) Exceptional beachfront parcel of approx 1.58 acres
on prestigious Ocean Blvd with 147' of beach frontage on
pristine Treasure Cay Beach. Cleared, all utilities available.
Breath-taking beach & sea views. $1,600,000.
Beautiful Beachfront Parcel Ocean Blvd
(Ref # 876) 1.5 acre parcel with 100' of beach frontage and
500' plus depth on spectacular Treasure Cay Beach. All
utilities available Gorgeous beach & sea views. $ i,5 1t I .'l.II
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 Beachfront Lot
(Ref# 705) Choice 12,281 s/f residential parcel with good
elevation on spectacular Treasure Cay Beach. 95' of sugar-fine
white sand beach frontage. All utilities available. Sensational
sea views. 1 t1.385.550.
Beh LIt
(Ref # 590) Located o i I .. I. near the T.C. Point
with 136' of fabulous 1 1 .,_ ews of Green Turtle
Cay, total of 28,700 s/f,lea or construction, all utilities
available, quiet & seclu 'Cul de sac. 1.330.000.
Windward Beach Waterfront Parcel
(Ref# 817) Half acre waterfront residential parcel directly on
Sea ofAbaco with 124' of beach frontage near end of
Windward Beach. Newly installed sea wall. All utilities
available. $482,000.
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 cleared lot 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 Waterfront 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. $66,000.
Residential Inland Lot
(Ref #442) Choice residential lot on paved Flamingo Drive, lo-
cated just one block from Ocean Blvd. 10,000 s/f & 80' on the
road. All utilities are available at the property boundaryinclud-
ing TV & DSL. $45,000.
ABACO CLUB AT WINDING BAY
Lot#2
(Ref#727) Spectacular 1.1 acre estate lot overlooking the 18th
hole with superb elevation & magnificent views of theAtlantic
Ocean. Easy access to the clubhouse and amenities.
$3.015.000).


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0 a SCOTLAND CAY
[ Sea ofAbaco Lot Q1
(Ref# 845) Large 25,658 s/f lot with 172' frontage in quiet cove
on Sea ofAbaco, good elevations, native vegetation, access
privileges to Atlantic Ocean beaches $559,000.
GREAT CISTERN CAY
"Paradise Point"
(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, $759,000.
LITTLE HARBOUR
Waterfront Property
(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.
LEISURE LEE
"Double Eagle"
(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.
"So-Be-It"
(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 adjoining canal lots $656,000.

Canal Front Home
(Ref # 124) 2 bedroom 2 bath fully furnished home, open
living/kitchen. 50' bulkhead & dock on deep water protected
canal, close to beach. Reduced Pri' $34 3,t.i .
Residential Parcels
(Ref# 823) 10,708 s/f canal lot w/130' frontage & dock $392,000.
(Ref# 602) 15,334 s/f canal corer lot w/197' seawall $334,000.
(Ref# 886) 12,828 s/f canal lot, 100' sea wall, 50' dock $329,000.
(Ref# 704) 10,400 s/f elevated canal lot w/104' frontage$299,000.
(Ref# 597) 11,242 s/f canal lotw/171' seawall, sea' $, ;5,:~1
(Ref# 811) 10,400 s/f sea view corer lot, near beach $107,000.
(Ref# 567)2.139 acres on highway near Leisure Lee $149,700.
GUANA CAY
Atlantic Oceanfront 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/f lot 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.
MARSHHARBOUR
Great Abaco Club, Canalfront Home
(Ref# 637) Elegantly furnished 4 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
"Beau Soleil"
(Ref#662) Beautiful 4 bed 5 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.
O a a a $2,975,000.
IM.au Ilou.e & Guest House also available separately)
Sea View Elevated 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 Turtle Cay, over
looking the Sea ofAbaco, $725,000.
BAHAMA PALM SHORES
Atlantic Ocean Beach Front Parcel
(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,t 1
Inland Lot Near Beach
(Ref # 756) Large 13,000 s/f lot near white sandy Atlantic
Ocean beaches, native vegetation, Good road access. $38,000.

LONG BEACH, SOUTHABACO

Ocean View Residential Lot
(Ref # 887) Large, elevated, hillside corer parcel of approx.
12,600 s/f with spectacular ocean views & close to sandy
Atlantic Ocean beachfront. All utilities available. Ideal
building site. O 1 $179,000.


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


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


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


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BRENT CARWRIIIHT/ BROKER

Aisle of Palm Realty
P.O.Box AB 20900
Marsh Harbour,
Abaco, Bahamas


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tate of Illinois by the Bankruptcy Courts of The United States. For further information on these properties,
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Dupuch Real Estate

Marsh Harbour Office
PO Box AB 20340, Abaco, Bahamas Tel: (242) 367-0288 Fax: (242) 367-0289
e-mail: jamesanddonna@erabahamas.com


Fabulous 2.46 acre estate with private beach. Located at the entrance to beau-
tiful Little Harbour, this property features unparalleled views including the Sea
of Abaco and Atlantic Ocean. Three pods connected with verandahs, comprise
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.
Landscaped beautifully with tropical hibiscus, bougainvillea, silver button-
wood, coconut palms among others. Included are two Cherokee Jeeps, flats
boat and Yamaha four wheeler. Located in secluded gated community. One of
a kind!


LITTLE HARBOUR
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


#13563


LI I ILt NAKBUUK
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


CASUARINA POINT
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
essential services.
#13596 Price: $230,000


MURPHY TOWN
Very nice 2 bed, 2 bath home with open
concept living, sits on 1.75 acres. Can be
subdivided. Great investment opportunity.
Open zoning, area invies multi-family
development.
#1t U75 Pricp. t; 0nnn0


LI II LIt NAKBUUK
2 bed, 2 bath home overlooking har-
bour and channel entrance. Private
dock. Walking distance to beaches,
fishing and dining at Pete's Pub.
#13494


LA3UAKINA PUIN I
Nice 4 bed, 4 bath furnished home
on gorgeous beachfront with views
of Atlantic. Generator, cable, phone,
fenced, deck, turnkey!
#2818 Price: $580,000


TURTLE ROCKS
Newly built home on 2.4 acre of
beachfront property. Four beds, 3 1/2 bath
with open concept living. Breathtaking
views of the Sea of Abaco.
#13561 Price: $895,000


LITTLE HARBOUR
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.
Spectacular views.
#13088 Price: $2,455,000


COOPERS TOWN
Opportunity awaits! 40 acres of
untouched property with nice coppice
growth. Hilltop and waterfront ideal for
residential development.
#13558 Price: $490,000


WATCHING BAY
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


HOPETOWN
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.


#2809


Price: $820,000


I BAHAMA PALM SHORES E BAHAMA PALM SHORES BAHAMA PALM SHORES A BAHAMA PALM SHORES
Lovely well maintained CBS home Comfortable island style 3 bed, 3 Three bedroom, three bath, two storey 1 & 2 acre estate beachfront lots located
featuring 3 beds, 2 baths on corner bath on one acre of property. 100' of home with garage. Open concept beach in seaside community. Good elevations
lot 90x150. Enclosed & landscaped gorgeous beachfront. Relax & enjoy side living on spectacular Atlantic Ocean with gorgeous views of the Atlantic
property with secluded garden. the Bahamian lifestyle at it's best. lot.Tastefully decorated home. Ocean.
#2837 Price: $350,000 #13180 $580,000 #13552 Price: $699,000 #13544 Price: $295,000

SCasuarina Point & Bahama Palm Shores Long term RENTAL available. Bahama Palm Shores & Bahama Coral Island Interior lots available $24,000
Regattas Rental 2 bed, 2 bath, pool, tennis courts & beach. $2,200 month Casuarina Point Canal front lot with ocean access. Water/electric/cable. $80,000
Cherokee Sound Great for commercail endeavor. Cherokee Creek $140,000 Cherokee Sound Quiet and private area with half acre lots available. $210,000
Sweetings Tract Located in a nice area. Access to water, small beach. $55,000 Treasure Cay Elevated lot offering, golfing, deep-sea fishing, boating. $90,000
SBustick Bight Two half acre lots. 100' each of seafront. $115,000 Yellowood Beautiful hilltop lot overlooking Winding Bay. $150,000
Sand Banks Waterfront properties, located in Sand Banks. $185,000 Elbow Cay Newly constructed 3 bed, 2 bath hilltop home. Dock slip. $925,000


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Page 14 B The Abaconian


Facilities Management Team Seminar


By Mirella Santillo
Since her arrival on Abaco at the end
of August, the new District Superintendent
of Schools, Mrs. Lenora Black, has un-
dertaken a campaign to create "a culture
of excellence" within the school system,
involving not only the principals, teachers
and other school employees, but also the
students, their parents, church leaders and
other members of the communities.
Mrs. Black began by inspecting all the
schools and on August 30th she held a
meeting for the all the public school ad-
ministrative and teaching staff, making
clear what her expectations were for the
new school year.
On September 7th she held a similar
seminar at St. Andrew's Methodist hall for
the members of public school janitorial and
maintenance staff addressed now as "facil-
ity management team." The seminar was
to remind the members of that team how
important their job was and how specifi-


cally that job had to be done properly.
"You, too, are also part of the education
process," said Mrs. Black in her welcom-
ing remark. "A visitor sees you before they
see the principal. Your presence here will
let you know the excellence you are ex-
pected to perform in your job: excellence
for each student, excellence for each class-
room, excellence for each school. And we
don't just say it. We have to do it, we have
to act it."
Although the meeting was meant to
stress the rules and regulations concerning
the job and the performance of the work-
ers, the atmosphere was friendly and in-
formal. In turn using religion, appealing to
their pride, warning them about the conse-
quences of misbehaving or praising them
for their positive actions, the staff of the
District Office conveyed a message to the
35 people attending the meeting: take your
job seriously and be as good at it as you
possibly can. Reach for excellence.


Several members of the District office
addressed the audience including Mrs.
Black, Mrs. Sandy Edwards and Mrs.
Ruth Smith.
Mrs. Smith outlined the manner in which
a person works for the Ministry of Educa-
tion. All of us are appointed, she explained.
After four years of consecutive, satisfacto-
ry employment, one becomes established.
After being appointed, one is placed in
probation for a period of 12 months. After
a year of satisfactory service, the person is
then confirmed. Continued confirmation,
however, depends on annual performance
appraisal. It is not automatic. An annual
confidential report is done on every em-
ployee. "Many of you can do better than
you are now performing," she added.
The terms of service including the num-
bers of hours one has to work, (40 hours
per week), the numbers of classrooms to
be cleaned daily (seven), the attendance
while on the job, the responsibility of the


worker to report incidents while on the
job, sick leaves and vacation leaves were
covered. Since 2003 whoever had worked
five to seven years was paid four weeks va-
cation; whoever started working after 2003
was entitled to only three weeks' vacation
until he or her has worked seven years.
Mrs. Smith reminded people that two days
of sick leave were allowed only three times
during the school year without a medical
certificate. After that a medical certificate
must be produced even for a one day leave.
If no certificate is produced, the salary will
be cut, she warned. "A total of 21 days
can be taken during a year, but sick leave
is not owed. You do not have to take the 21
days if you are not sick. It catches up with
you at retirement time. The time you took
off will be deducted; you might be rated
below average and not get full pension for

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The government school janitresses and maintenance staff attended a seminar on Septem- nI f rt Me Pbtras idl
ber 7. Mrs. Lenora Black, the new District Superintendent emphasized their importance v F i t *n a eas i im.
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School From Page 10
ditional classrooms and possibly the tuck
room. An outside campus community li-
brary is presently being used for grade 6.
Mr. Rolle mentioned that the office had
been completely redone. "I am very op-
timistic about this new school year," he
added.
At Abaco Central High School renova-
tion work was in progress during most of
the summer, but a week before reopening,
Mr. Bert Livingston Williams, the contrac-
tor, was still cutting plywood for bathroom
partitions and seeing to the last details. The
school looks the best it has in a long time,
repainted in and out, fenced and land-
scaped. Ms. Vanessa James, Acting Vice
Principal, enumerated all the repairs that
were done as we toured the school. Ms.
James was confident that the remaining
work would be completed by the opening


of school.
Central Abaco Primary School, the most
populated school on the island with 780
children registered for this school year,
was intensely renovated during the sum-
mer. Windows and doors were installed or
repaired, bathroom fixtures were changed
and gutters were installed. To be complet-
ed before school reopened was the instal-
lation of lights and ceiling fans in some of
the classrooms.
The Principal, Ms. Eunice Mills, is very
pleased with the renovations, but with five
classes of first and second graders, four
classes of third graders, five classes of
four and fifth graders and four classes of
six graders, she said that the next problem
to be addressed will be the space to fit this
ever growing number of students.
One exuberant principal with no com-
plaints was Mrs. Candace Key of the Hope


Central Abaco Primary School has a science teacher this year. Mrs. Siirn" McIntosh
held a meeting with the teachers of the lower primary grades to give them ideas of how
to teach science and how to incorporate it into other subject areas.


Town Primary School. The original 150-
year-old one-room school has been reno-
vated and added to over a two-year period,
explained Mrs. Key, "still in keeping with
the historic aspect of the building." It was
a long construction period, but there are
now two more classrooms, a new princi-
pal's office and triple the size of the pre-
vious bathroom block. The school now
offers pre-school education and the ener-
getic principal is ready for a new exciting
school year with her 70 students.
At J.A. Pinder in Sandy Point "the prog-
ress is coming along," stated the Principal,
Ms. Brennel Clarke. Major construction


has been ongoing for more that a year.
When it is completed, the school will have
a new office, teachers' lounge, library,
eating area, perimeter wall and fencing.
However, it will be some time before the
school can be used. Classes are meeting in
church halls again this year, just as they
did all last year. When completed, seven
classrooms will house the 48 students.
Work will continue beyond September as
there is still much work to be done.
However Ms. Clarke commented, "We

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Upcoming Abaco Bridal Extravaganza


By Jennifer Hudson
Excitement is mounting for the upcom-
ing Bridal Extravaganza scheduled for the
18th to 20th of October. At a meeting on
August 28 the Abaco Chapter of the Ba-
hamas Bridal Association met to discuss
plans for this major event.
The destination wedding business is
growing worldwide and Abaco is doing its
best to corner its share of the market. The
Bridal Extravaganza will target couples in
South Florida as well as prospective local
brides and grooms. It will provide a show-
case for all who are involved in wedding
organisation on Abaco such as wedding
coordinators, caterers, florists, musicians
and photographers.
Committees and chairpersons were
formed to take care of decorations, booths,
fashion show, welcome reception, cater-
ing, breakfast seminar, trade show, native
giveaways and post trip itineraries.
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Administrator, Mr. Cephas Cooper and an
out-of-town guest speaker. It will include
tours to wedding sites throughout Abaco
and will conclude with a bachelor/ bach-
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rake and scrape. The event will be held in
the pavilion of the Abaco Beach Resort and
the hotel will be offering a special room
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Registration for vendors wishing to par-
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School From Page 15
had a wonderful opening on the first day
of school. I am very pleased with what is
going on."
The students might not be immediately
aware of the impact that clean, pristine
surroundings have on their studies, but the
principals are all excited about the new
looks of their school, and undoubtedly that
positive energy will be passed on to their
pupils.

Seminar From Page 14
your years of service," she insisted. She
reminded the audience that when they get
sick and are unable to work, they should
inform the school administrator so that he


find a replacement. Be honest. Somebody
always knows" (referring to cheating on
sick leave).
Mrs. Black described the proper physi-
cal appearance of a worker. Through a
modeling demonstration, she pointed out
what was the wrong and the right way to
dress for the job. Always look profession-
al, she said.
Job description was outlined: sweeping
(always before moping, said Mrs. Black),
moping, vacuuming, dusting. She stressed
that the job required physical and manual
dexterity (stooping, bending, reaching,
lifting) so it was important to keep in good
health and good shape. "Your job descrip-
tion involves physical labor and you cannot
do it if you are not fit," she stated. "So ex-
ercise, walk and protect yourselves while
on the job. Use gloves, wear a mask," she


September 15, 2007
urged, mentioning that nowadays there
were diseases such as AIDS and tubercu-
losis without obvious symptoms.
She admonished good work ethics: be a
team player, give an honest day of work,
take ownership of your property, be alert
and report safety concerns. The govern-
ment does not have schools, they are our
schools. Be accountable: the principal must
know where you are throughout the day.
Keep an on/off campus log. Become an ex-
pert at the job you are doing. Display good
manners worthy of emulation for children.
Take a candle. Go light your world. Have
a great school year," she concluded.
A certificate of attendance was handed
to each participant. The coordinator for the
seminar was Ms. Felamease Sawyer.


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Abaco Properties


Dundas Town Crown Alloment Appraisal $265,225.00
One two bedrooms, I bathroom, triplex. Approximately 9,000 sq. ft lot no. 18B
with an area for a small shop. Age-12 years the land is a portion of one of the
Dundas Town Crown Allotment parcels stretching from Forest Drive to Front Street,
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.


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Lot No. 25 Orchard Close Sea Brei


Murphy Town Crown Allotment 77 Appraisal: $167,580.00 -_- '
T',-, All that lot of land having an area of 6,790 sq. ft. being Crown allotment No. 77, of
X 1 -Murphy Town, Abaco, Bahamas. Located on the subject property is a single storey
single family concrete building. This house is less than 5 years old and is in good -
condition with approximately 1,750 sq. ft of living space and contains 3 bedrooms,
2 bathrooms, living room, dining, kitchen, laundry and utility spaces. There are
no significant improvements or deterioration evident The property is very well
drained and not susceptible to flooding. Landscaping efforts are still in remedial is being used for the preparation of catered meals
stages. All major public and private utilities are situate within 100 ft of the subject site. Property boundaries are clearly delineated. control is provided in the house by ducted centra
The subject property is situate off the Front Street, Murphy Town, Abaco, and is painted light yellow trimmed dark yellow. concrete block walls and metal gate in part. The g
Travel south on Bay Lily Drive, turn right onto
Portion of Murphy Town Crown Allotment, Murphy Town, Abaco. Appraisal: $108,000 trimmed white.
The property is 890 x 100 ft and rectangular in shape. The land is elevated Lot No. 370 Grenada Close Golden
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.




E l h P-i with improvements including driveway, walkway am
E le u th e ra ro p e rties Traveling south along Blue Hill Road, turn right
corner left, Windward Isles Way, then take 3rd co
Eleuthera Lot No. 14B & 7B, Palmetto Point Appraisal: $513,959 I st left again. The subject property is the 2nd pr
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 Lot No. 1490 Appraisal: $162,400.
S : 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 shrubs. Yard is enclosed on one side with 5-foot cl
the garage area approximately 777 sq. ft. This area Is complete with all utilities and services available. Traveling west on Carmichae! Road turn left, then
Lot No. 62, Lower Bogue Eleuthera Appraisal: $235,638 again after passing clico and pre-school. The subje
All that piece, parcel or lot of land and improvements in the settlement of Lower Lot No.12, Block 3, Millar's Heighl
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 possibility of flooding during annual heavy rainy p,
This property is situated on the western ide of Eleuthera Highway in the pathwray and low shrubs. The yard is enclosed w
a l r settle ment of Lower Bogue. Road, enter West Avenue, on the South side Immr
All that piece, parcel or lot of land and inprovernents situated on the Island of Junction (High Street) the subject building is an L-
Eleuthera, North of Governor's Harbour, comprising of Lot No. 7 in the Boiling Hole Lot No. 6, Caroline Estates Apprai
Subdivision and comprising of approximately 10,000 sq. ft,, this site encompasses
a 17-year old duplex with each unit consisting of 2 bedrooms, I bathroom, front
room, dining room and kitchen with a gross floor area of approximately 1,474,20 sq. ft, and covered porch area of approximately
164.70 sq. ft. This duplex was built in accordance with the plan and specification as approved, and at a standard that was acceptable
to the Ministry of Public Works. This structure is in good condition. Each apartment could be rented at $800.00 per month. The land
is landscaped and planted with ficus trees but needs some manicuring.


Eleuthera Lot No. I, Block No. 45 Appraisal: $151,007.00
All that place parcel or lot of land having an area of 9,644 sq, ft, being lot #1
In block 45, Section E In the subdivision called and known as Eleuthera Island
Shores Subdivision, situated In the vicinity of Hatchet Bay Harbour, on the Island
of Eleuthera, one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas. This site
encompasses a two-storey building which is approximately 14 yrs. old and Is
abandoned. There Is a wooden landing approximately 7'-4" wide by 20'-0" on the
upper level, approximately 1,610 sq. ft. of enclosed living space, with 3-bedrooms, 2-bathrooms, front room, dining room, den, kitchen,
and utility room. The wooden porch on the upper level approximately 148 sq. ft There Is also a water cistern under the dining room
floor area. All utilities and services available. This property is situated in Eleuthera Island Shores.




New Providence Vacant Property

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

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


the year. The grounds are fairly kept with improve
place for fencing.
Travel west on Cowpen Road, pass the stop light a
5th house left painted olive trimmed white.


evidence Properties
aisal: $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 porch.
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.



eze 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
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
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
. Also attached to the house is an open back patio with concrete block railing. Climate
I air conditioning. The lot is completely enclosed by chain link fencing in part and by
grounds ane fairly maintained with minimal landscaping in place.
Sea Breeze Lane. Go to the 5th corner right. Subject property is Ist left painted white

SGates #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
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
nd low shrubs. Yard is enclosed with chain link fencing to the sides and rear.
at the Farmers Market, just after passing the Golden Gates Shopping Center, take Ist
rner right, St Thomas Road, then first left, Grenada Crest, drive around the bend, then
operty left house #4 painted peach trimmed black.
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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
chain link fencing and a low cement block wall to the front.
right onto the service road opposite Bahamas Faith Ministries Complex, then first left
ct house is the 6th house left painted green trimmed white.
ts 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, Ilving/dlnlng rooms, and kitchen apartment complex. The
land is on a grade and level and appear to be sufficiently elevated to disallow the
eriods. The grounds are fairly kept, with improvements including parking area, walking
ith chain linked fencing at the back and southern sides. Traveling west on Camlchael
ediately after Topps Laundromat. Take first right which Is WImpole right before the T,
shape triplex, painted green, trimmed white.
sal: $165,091.50
All that lot of land having an area of 4,800 sq. ft being lot No. 6 of the subdivision
known and designated as Caroline Estates, the said subdivision situated in the
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
ements including walkway and low shrubs. The yard is not enclosed. Fence posts are in

t Cowpen and Faith Ave., make the first left after stop light The subject property is the


Lot No. 130, St. Andrews Beach Estates Appraisal:
$245,237.00
all 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




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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Lot No. I Claridge Cove Subdivision Appraisal: $173,053.00
-All that lot of land having an area of 7,904 sq ft, being lot no. I of the
subdivision known and designated as Claridge Cove, the said subdivision situated
in the eastern district of New Providence, Bahamas. Located on the property is
a single story residence consisting of 3-bedrooms, 2-bathrooms, living, dining,
kitchen and utility room. The land is on a grade and level; and appears is be
sufficiently elevated. The property is landscaped and has fruit and flowering bearing trees. The property is open to the front but has
chain link fencing at the sides and back.
Take Joe Farrington Road heading east, turn onto Marigold Farm Road, then take comer on the left, almost opposite Marigold Farms,
before Lumumba Road, the subject house is located on the right hand side of the road, being the first developed property
New Providence No. 21B 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.

Long Island Properties
Hamilton's, Long Island Appraisal: $112,000.00.
All that piece parcel or lot of land and improvements situated
S. in the settlement of Hamilton's on the Island of Long Island
n 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.

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


ExumaVacant 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.


Grand Bahama Properties


Apartment 703 Lucayan Towers North Appraisal: $78,000
Tracts A, B-1 and B-2, Albacore Drive, Unit 2, Greening Glade Subdivision,
Freeport, Grand Bahama. Situated thereon is a one bedroom, one bathroom
apartment


EleutheraVacant Property

North Eleuthera Heights, Eleuthera Appraisal $41,275.00
Lot #20 approximately 11,200 sq. ft. and bounded on north by Early Settler Drive and south by Deal Investment Ltd. This is single
family zoning and 50 ft. above sea level. This site encompasses a foundation with plumbing and roughing in place and well compacted
quarry fill. The concrete floor has not been poured as yet. The foundation is 2,511 sq. ft Lot # 20 situated 1/5 miles eastwardly of the
Bluff Settlement. The said lot is vacant and on a hill overlooking the Atlantic Ocean
Lot. I lOB, Palmetto Point Appraisal: $72,000
All that piece, parcel or lot of vacant land containing 9,000 and being lot No. IOB 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, II B and running thereon for a
distance of 100 ft.; on the south by a 20 ft wide road reservation and running thereon 90 ft on the west by Lot No. 9B running thereon
for a distance of 100 ft, the said lot is overgrown with shrubs and is in close proximity to a white sandy beach. This neighbourhood
is zoned residential development and is quiet and peaceful with a topography of approximately 50 ft. and because of this there is no
danger of flooding. The area is approximately 80 percent developed with all utilities and services available.
Mutton Fish Point, North Eleuthera Appraisal: $51,421.00
Al the piece, parcel or lot of vacant land containing 44,714 sq. ft, and designated E which forms a portion of land known as "Mutton
Fish Point" situated about two miles northwestward of the settlement of Gregory Town on the Island of Eleuthera, one of islands of
the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, and is bounded and abutting as follows: Northwardly by the land now or formerly the property
of Coridon Ltd. and running thereon for a distance of 393.13 feet; outwardly by a 30' wide road reservation and running thereon
for a distance of 402.57 ft eastward by the main Queen's Highway and running thereon for a distance of 109.73 ft; westwardly by
land now or formerly the property of Caridon Limited and running thereon for a distance of 110.75 ft This property having an area
of approximately 44.714 sq. ft. This neighbourhood is zoned commercial/residential development and is quiet, peaceful and has a
topography of approximately 2 ft. with all utilities and services available.
Mutton Fish Point North Eleuthera Appraisal: $51,421.00
All that piece, parcel or tract of land containing one acre situated about 2 miles northwest of the settlement of Gregory Town on the
island of Eleuthera, one of the islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas and is bounded and abutting as follows; Northwesterly by
the main Queens Highway and is running thereon for a distance of 125.462 feet northwestward by the land now or formerly the property
of Coridon Limited, and running thereon for a distance of 390.274 ft: southwestwardly by a 30' wide road reservation and running
thereon for a distance of 128,128 ft; Southeastwardly by the lend now or formerly the property of the Vendor and running thereon for a
distance of 322.955 ft. This property having area of approximately 44,847.76 sq ft This eighbourhood Is zoned commercial development
end is quiet and peaceful with a topography of approximately 2 ft, with all utilities and services available This lot is vacant land and is
located In the area known an "Mutton Fish Point"
Mutton Fish Point, North Eleuthera Appraisal $51,276.00
All that place, parcel or lot of vacant land and improvements containing approximately 44,587 sq,. ft, and designated 'F' which forms a
portion of land known as "Mutton Fish Point" situated about two miles northwestward of the settlement of Gregory Town on the Island
of Eleuthera, one of the islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, and bounded and abutting as follows:- Northwardly by the land
now or formerly the property of Coridon Limited, and running thereon for a distance of 383.56 ft; southwardly by land now or formerly
the property of Caridon Limited and running thereon for a distance of 393.19 ft, eastwardly by the main Queen's Highway and running
thereon for a distance of 113.40 ft, westwardly by land now or formerly the property of Coridon Limited and running thereon for a
distance of 113.40 ft. This neighbourhood is zoned commercial / residential development and is quiet, peaceful and has a topography of
approximately 2 ft. with all utilities and services available .


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Council From Page 1
boats can take to Marsh Harbour several
times a week. Since contracts generally ter-
minate at this time of the year, changes to
the garbage removal will be investigated.
At the previous Council meeting, A Hope
Town dock request was deferred. The ap-
plicant was allowed to make a presentation
at this meeting. The location adjoins the
lower public dock in Hope Town and con-
cerns were raised about infringing on boat
access to the neighboring public dock.
The Bahamian applicant was just as con-
cerned about his right to have a dock on
his property. He acknowledged their con-
cerns but referred to a similar situation on
the other side where there is a private dock
and to the shore eastward which has many
docks on constricted waterfront spaces.
The Hope Town members agreed to in-
spect the site and see if a dock could be
fitted into the available space.
Council was asked to support a petition by
Friends of Abaco Animals containing 176
names. It requested a ban on pit-bull dogs
on Elbow Cay as it was felt their presence


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in Hope Town would be detrimental to the
island's image. They were also concerned
with the health of the dogs and the owners'
practice of cutting the dog's ears prepara-
tory to their being trained for dog fights.
Members agreed to support the petition.
The Guana Cay Council member, Mr.
Glen Laing reminded the Council that taxi
plates had been requested and approved
for Guana Cay several years ago, but the
plates have not been issued. He asked that
these plates be issued as there is a need for
taxi service on Guana Cay.
Attending the meeting were four mem-
bers of the Baker's Bay Golf and Ocean
Club and three members of the opposing
Save Guana Cay Reef group. A marina
residence plan had been submitted by Bak-
er's for approval.
The opposing group gave several rea-
sons why plans of this nature should not
be passed. They referred to the previous
Council meeting in which they presented
their opposition to plans which were sub-
sequently passed. However, there was no
mention of their objections in the minutes of
that meeting. They asked that the minutes
be amended to record their opposition.
It was said that the Heads of Agreement
requires that all construction take place on
land owned or legally leased by the devel-


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opers. Mr. Livingston Marshall, a senior
Baker's employee who was present at this
meeting, stated that the leases were pro-
cessed last month and are now in the de-
veloper's hands.
This information fueled an outburst by
those objecting since this proved to them
that earlier construction was undertaken on
land without proper ownership or occupa-
tion documents.
When the Chief Councillor retorted that
legal documents were not something they
dealt with, the opponents then chastised the
Council for allowing anyone to build on
land they did not own or had a legal basis
for development or occupation.
The Chief Councillor suggested that the
objectors take their arguments to the Cabi-
net which gave the initial approvals. This
was refuted by the Save Guana Cay Reef
persons who felt that Council's mandate
was to represent local interests and advise
central government of local concerns, not
to rubber stamp Nassau's interests.
Administrator Cooper said that the
National Economic Council gave overall
permission for the project years ago and
Council should now give approvals consis-
tent with the initial master plan.
Conceding that the legal issues were
complex and not entirely within their area
of expertise, the Councillors felt that some-
one from Nassau should be invited to brief
the Hope Town Council members on the
situation and their responsibilities under
the circumstances.
The Baker's application for a marina
residence was deferred.
[Ed. Note: It must be remembered that
the Baker's project began under the ad-
ministration of an earlier Council, with
guidance by a different Administrator and


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under directives from the previous PLP
government. This is not said to discredit
decisions made by those persons but to
show that the present situation may not be
well understood by those concerned per-
sons now serving in local government.
This illustrates one of many problems
within local government which loses its fo-
cus every three years when new members
are elected and serving members leave with
their acquired knowledge. Administrators
are not immune to this loss of continuity
as they are transferred regularly to other
districts or government positions.]
Dundas Town Committee Sept. 4
A garbage contract was issued during
the July 18 meeting, increasing the resi-
dential collection contract from $36,000
to $60,000. This will now include gar-
bage collection from single family resi-
dences in Central Pines Estates. The new
12-month budget allocation for Dundas
Town was announced as $205,100.
At the September 4 meeting, two new
members who nominated unopposed to
the Dundas Town Committee will serve
without the need for an election. They
were D'Shan Maycock and Glender Ar-
cher, who both took the oath of office
and began representing their town.
During this meeting it was restated
that single family residences in Central
Pines which are occupied by their owner
would have their garbage collected.
However, as stipulated in the Lo-
cal Government Act, only residential
garbage is collected and commercial
establishments must make their own ar-
rangements for garbage removal. An in-
Please see Local govt. Page 21


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Local govt. From Page 20
terpretation has been made that duplexes
and other apartments where a landlord
collects rent fall under the commercial
category and landlords must provide for
garbage removal.
Unsettled questions arose over the col-
lection of garbage in the original Dundas
Town where historically all residential
garbage has been collected without re-
spect to duplexes or apartments.
Suggestions were made that Dundas
Town should look for a suitable loca-
tion for a town office able to serve town
needs. Issues related to a location, staff-
ing and hours of service were not de-
termined but will be looked into. The
need for a town bulletin board was men-
tioned.


Bids were opened for restroom main-
tenance at several Dundas Town parks
which have restrooms, but awarding a
contract was deferred as the terms pro-
posed and services to be rendered were
vague. Clarification will be sought.
Extensive discussions followed on
maintenance of road verges on the two
main roads in Dundas Town, Front
Street and Forest Drive, and the ad-
ditional roads in Central Pines. It was
estimated that the original roads in Dun-
das Town may be as little as one fourth
of the total mileage which must now be
maintained.
If present maintenance figures are
projected to Central Pines, the available
budget will not be sufficient. In order to
equitably share the funds and accomplish
the basic town maintenance, some work


now undertaken twice a month or more
often may have to be done monthly.
Future meetings will be at 6:30 p.m.
on the first Tuesday of each month, pos-
sibly at Central Abaco Primary School.
Central Abaco Council 26 July 07
ASP Wayne Miller spoke to Central
Abaco Councillors and asked that there be
more communication and a working rela-
tionship between the police and the Coun-
cil.
Better accountability for Council em-
ployees was wanted. Some employees
are paid although they do not show up for
work. Terminating these employees was
discussed as a viable option.
An appeal to a refused building permit
was denied as the apartment wanted was
too small to accommodate tenants of a cali-
bre to match neighborhood standards.


A three percent raise was suggested for
Council employees as they had not had an
increase since being hired years ago. Ad-
ministrator Cooper mentioned that a study
is underway country-wide to standardize
wage scales. It was suggested that Council
meet with their employees to discuss wages
and terms of employment.
A vendor with a temporary straw shop
at the ferry dock had been issued a license
by the previous administrator but the li-
cense had not been approved by the Li-
censing Authority. The temporary building
was in place for one day then was remove
d on request of the Marsh Harbour Town
Committee.
In reviewing the budget increase of
over $400,000 received by Council, Chief
Councillor Davis suggested a $95,000 in-
crease for each town with the balance be-
ing used by Council.


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The two Pilot Clubs of Abaco are invit-
ing interested persons to attend a meeting to
learn more about the organization. Guests
at the meetings will be Pilot International
President Elect Debbie Archer, Governor
of The Bahamas District Antoinette Car-
roll, Governor Elect of The Bahamas Dis-
trict Virginia Hall-Campbell along with
members of the Growth Team of The Ba-
hamas District of Pilot International. The


meetings will be on September 29 from 3
p.m. to 5 p.m. at Central Abaco Primary
School in Dundas Town and from 7 p.m.
to 9 p.m. at J.A. Pinder Primary School in
Sandy Point.
For further information about these
meetings contact Neulessa Major of the
Pilot Club of Abaco or Claudia and Paul
Pinder of the Pilot Club of South Abaco


Pilot Clubs will hold

introductory meetings


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

Cell 466-9090
Email:
revshale@yahoo.com
All are welcome
to worship
with us
St. Andrews Methodist
Epworth Chapel Dundas Town
Cherokee Sound Sunday Services
Sunday Services 11 a.m & 7 p.m.
11 a.m. & 7 p.m. Office 367-3050
ssion House 366-2249 Manse 367-4647


St. James Methodist
Hope Town
Sunday Services 9:30 & 11
Mission House 366-0400


Our Mission
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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
derekbenjamin@coralwave.com
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Dundas Town Church of God
Where Everybody Is Somebody and Jesus Is Lord!


Sunday
Prayer Meeting 6:00 a.m.
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worshin 6:00 p.m.
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We exist to:
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Train, Love
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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


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prove the teaching standards to take the
students to higher levels of accomplish-
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Several church and a bank distributed
hundreds of dollars of school supplies and
school bags to students to aid those who
might not have money for supplies.


Reward
On July 24, 2007, I lost my watch. It
is stainless steel silver watch; the brand is
a Baum and Mercier. It is a gift from my
husband, and it is very sentimental to me.
I looked everywhere and I am asking you
to help me. I lost it in town in these areas:
the Post Office, the parking lot by Island
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building Department of Fisheries and Agri-
culture.
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By Mirella Santillo
Health conscious people and vegetarians have
most probably already patronized the Healthy
Way Nutrition Center located next to Da Best
bakery in the old Barclay's Bank building. Oth-
ers might not have noticed the inconspicuous
shop unless shopping nearby and being aroused
by the delicious aroma of spices emanating from
the shop. For Healthy Way Nutrition Center is
not just a health food store selling vitamins, soy
milk and organic products; it is also a restaurant
offering vegetarian meals on a daily basis.
The store is open Monday to Friday from


8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and managed by Ms. She-
via Gomez, who is also the cook. She oper-
ates from an open kitchen located at the back
of the shop. On a Wednesday, simmering on
her stove, was white rice, peas n'rice, all wheat
spaghetti with shrimp, corn on the cob and cur-
ry chick. She explained that spinach lasagna or
veggie burgers, even barbecue chicken, pepper
"stake" or meat loaf were also on the menu, de-
pending on the day. However,the chicken is not
real chicken and the meat loaf does not have any
meat and the "stakes" as well as all the "meat"
and seafood dishes are made from vegetable


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Items for Sale. CommrialSeVice. Cr ot


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




Please note that the following positions are
now available at The Abaco Club, RC Ltd.
1- Transport Assistant
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
3- Housemen
1- Linen. Room Attendant / Presser
5- Housekeeping Room Attendants
1- Snr. Housekeeping Manager
1- Reservation Agent
1- Valet driver (Housekeeping)
1- Maintenance Technician
1- Painter
1- Air-conditioned Refrigeration Assistant
1- Chief Kitchen Steward
4- Kitchen Stewards (Male)
Handyman/Gardener Please contact Ms.
Almetha Sands, Dundas Town. Ph 367-3273
Labourer Needed, construction company
needed to assist with construction. 475-2753
Densil Pinder



95 Ford Contour, as is, $500 Contact Brittany
Smith 367-0197 or 466-5260
03 Toyota Rav 4 SUV 32,000 miles, 4 wheel
drive, one owner, excellent condition, like
new. $19,500 OBO Call 367-0886


For all your vertical and mini-blind needs
contact Sidney Albury at 367-2091 or 367-2031.
Sales and Service



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



8000 w Briggs & Stratton portable genera-
tor, gas operated, electric start, virtually new,
used only 3 hours, many extras. $2500 Con-
tact David 365-8892 or 577-0263



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




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




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17' Boston Whaler, 1969 restored, very nice,
70 HP Evinrude. $7900 OBO Call 365-4434


18.5' Classic Boston Whaler "Outrage" w/
125 HP Mercury outboard. Engine has less
than 20 hrs. New seats, bottom paint and many
extras. Phone 365-4695 days or 365- 4465
evening.


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


ZZ' Aquasport w/ 113 t Mercury, 9u hrs.
Bimini top, dodger, VHF, dive board. $15,000
ONO Call 365-6143 or 357-6540


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


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


BOAT &J MINE ITEMSM
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L3' contender w/ 22i3 p Yamala (o(UU rs,
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
(Fla).


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


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


September 15, 2007 The Abaconian Page 23 B
proteins. I tried the "curry chick" which was from whole wheat organic pastry flour to crack-
the special on that day and it was very tasty, not ers, ketchup, sauces and juices. Seaweed and
tasting exactly like chicken but close, dried legumes such as lentils, black beans and
You may want to cook these "meatless split peas are also available as well as soy and
meats" at home. If so, you will find a large almond milk.
assortment of frozen products from "stake," hot At Healthy Way Nutrition center you will
dogs, burgers or even sea scallops, tuna or pork find food for the mind as there is a section of-
stacked in a double freezer. You could accom- fering health books and spiritual literature. The
pany your "meatless meat" with whole wheat store which belongs to Mr. Isaac Collie has
pasta or gluten free rice pasta. been in operation since March 2005.
The store offers an array of organic products


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ELBOW CAY
Renovated hilltop re-
treat with 1,892 sq. ft. of
living space, 3 bed-
rooms, and 3 baths.
Shared private dock
and access to the beach
just a few steps away.
$ 1,195,000. Ref. PS 10621


F_ ELBOW CAY
Well located waterfront
7' ,..77., home featuring 3 bed-
.'I" '.:'. rooms, 2 baths, a well
equipped kitchen, large
living area, wrap-around
deck, amazing views
and 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-
t aged Abaco Club at
Winding Bay offering a
clubhouse, European
spa, tennis and beach.
$4,495,000. Ref. AS 10701


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


GREAT GUANA CAY
Unique 12.5 acre sea-to-
sea estate with a 2 bed-
room residence,
fantastic views, and a
boat basin. Ideal for a
private estate or com-
mercial development.
$12,950,000. Ref. AS 10867


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


GREAT GUANA CAY
Delightful 5 bedroom, 3
bath beachfront home
E on over a half acre over-
looldng the sea. Spa-
cious great room and
large oceanside deck.
Excellent rental history.
$1,295,000. Ref. AB123


W GREEN TURTLE CAY
Luxurious Caribbean
style beachfront villa on
0.84 acres. This 5,750
sq. ft. home has 5 bed-
rooms, 4 baths, fully
equipped kitchen, and
1 wrap around porches.
$2,545,000. Ref. TS 10581


MARSH HARBOUR
Sea-to-sea retreat on a
3/4 acre lot within a
prestigious community.
Accented by a 2 bed-
room main house, sepa-
rate master suite, guest
cottage, and a boat lift.
$2315,000. Ref. AS 10877


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


HOPE TOWN
Seven unit apartment
complex offering four, 1
bedroom units and
three, 2 bedroom units.
Central air and partially
fumished. Excellent in-
vestment opportunity.
$925,000. Ref. AB156


CHEROKEE SOUND
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. AS10872


LUBBERS QUARTERS
This rare sea-to-sea 1.93
acre investment tract
boasts a protected
deep water bay and
amazing views. Ideal for
a beach home or small
development.
$910,000. Ref. AS 10719


MARSH HARBOUR
Last chance to obtain a
Shomesite in the presti-
Sgious and gated Great
Abaco Club. This 7,630
sq. ft. canal lot haseasy
d access to pool, tennis
Courts, and beach.
$399,500. Ref. AS 10731


BASIN HARBOUR CAY
SOne-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


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


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


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-- GOVERNMENT SUB.
Beautiful open plan
home with 3 bedrooms
and 2 baths. This 2,216
sq. ft. home features an
apartment ideal for a
guest suite or rental unit
with income potential.
00--- $491,500. Ref. AS 10598


LUBBERS QUARTERS
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.
$1,220,000. Ref.AB5145


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. $4,20(/week. Ref. AR10567

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