VOLUME 18 NUMBER 16
AUGUST 15th, 2010
Minister inspects airport terminal location
Contract is signed for architectural design of terminal
By Timothy Roberts
A ceremony was held at the Ministry of
Education's conference room on July 30
to award the contract for the architectural
design of a new airport terminal and fire
crash facility at the Marsh Harbour Inter-
national Airport. The tender for the con-
struction is expected to be done by the end
of this year.
The contract was awarded to The Ar-
chitects Incorporated for the amount of
$600,000, which is six percent of the
construction cost of $10 million. Donald
'Dean, the principal owner and lead design-
er of the firm, signed the contract for the
Grand Bahama-based company. His firm
was awarded the contract for the designs
of the government complex on Grand Ba-
Neko Grant, Minister of Public Works
4.," ... i | and Transport, said, "It is estimated that
:.:. in excess of 200,000 passengers utilize the
Minister of Housing, the Hon. Neko Grant, was on Abaco on July 30 to sign the contract for the design of the airport terminal, control Marsh Harbour International Airport an-
tower and fire/crash facility at the Marsh Harbour International Airport. The new terminal will be constructed between the present ter- nually, and it is against this background
minal and Abaco Air. This has a higher elevation than the present location that is susceptible to flooding. Shii ,' leading the group are
Edison Key, MPfor South Abaco; Mr. Grant; Administrator Cephas Cooper and Cardwell Pratt, Deputy Director of Works.
Please see Airport Page 2
Crawfish season opens
opened on August
1 with many Ba-
bringing in catches
of several hundred
or more pounds.
Fishermen can eas-
ily realize one or
two thousand dol-
lars daily at the
beginning of the
season. Many fami-
lies depend on this
income. Some craw-
fishermen team up
with a mother boat
and go to locations
as far as the Cay
Sal Bank on 10 to
20 day trips. They
typically come back
and share the catch
of thousands of
pounds. The season
normally extends to
March 31. Visitors
are allowed only 10
crawfish per boat,
no matter the number of persons aboard. 51, ,i, here are Gavin Russell and his son
Bronson, who together brought in 189 pounds on the first day. See story on page 7.
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crafters for exporting
A workshop and a seminar kept crafters busy the first week of August. The combined
efforts of handicraft associations along with the Bahamas Agricutural and Industrial
Corporation, the Ministry of Tourism and Caribbean organizations gave detailed ex-
planations on how Bahamians can begin export marketing of their crafts. Representa-
tives of several Abaco-based handicraft associations along with representatives from
Grand Bahama and Bimini benefitted from the program. 51~/, are South Abaco Chief
Councillor Preston Roberts; Martha Smith, National Craft Association President; Ge-
nieva Cooper, Sr. Director of Product Development; MP Edison Key; and Pastor Em-
mit Archer. See story on page 5.
BEC exhaust shows progress
BEC exhaust from one of the engine stacks of the
new plant at Wilson City is a very encouraging sign
that work is underway to test one of its four large
generators. Testing of all systems will take time
and the transmission system will require upgrad-
- ing before Abaco can benefit from an increase in
generating capacity. After two and a half months
of extensive outages, Abaconians will be relieved to
have constant power. One of these generators with
its 12 MW of power will allow us to have constant
power when connected. The next issue will have a
more extensive report on the status of the new plant.
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New terminal will be eight times bigger
Airport From Page 1
that the government is proceeding with this
plan to construct a larger, modern, state-
of-the art facility."
According to Mr. Grant, the Ministry
invited eight licensed Bahamian architec-
ture firms to submit fee proposals for the
design through a competitive bidding exer-
cise. On June 15 at the opening of the bids
by the Tenders Board of the Ministry of
Finance, he said, "It was determined that
The Architects Incorporated company had
submitted the best bid at a fee of six per-
cent of construction cost and a commitment
to provide tender documents for construc-
tion in three months."
The present 3,315-square-foot terminal
building will be replaced by the construc-
tion of a new 24,000-square-foot single
storey terminal and fire/crash facility im-
mediately west of the existing terminal
building. The existing terminal is expected
to be renovated and fully utilized.
Mr. Grant said the building's design will
include a covered entrance drop-off area, a
flight ticketing hall, passenger queue area,
airline offices and storage areas, passenger
restroom facilities, combined domestic and
international passenger departure lounge,
concession stands, an international passen-
ger arrival lounge and domestic passenger
arrival lounge, police, security and airport
manager offices and a free standing air-
port control tower along with a fire/crash
The signing of the contract for architectural plans for a new terminal, control tower and
a fire/crash facility at the Marsh Harbour airport took place at the Education office.
51,,i, at the signing are Colon Curry; Dr. Lenora Black, Education Superintendent;
Edison Key, MPfor South Abaco; Administrator Benjamin Pinder, the Hon. Neko Grant,
Minister of Works; Livingston Forbes, architect with the Ministry of Works; Central
Abaco Chief Councillor Cubell Davis; Donald Dean, the principal owner and lead de-
signer with The Architects Inc.; Administrator Theophilus Cox; Permanent Secretary
Colin Higgs; Yvette Mclntosh with Works on Abaco; Fr. Earl Hepburn; and Robert Gar-
roway, Civil Designer Section.
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rescue facility and taxi call-up and public
This project comes shortly after the com-
pletion of the upgrade of airside operations
which included the construction of a new
jet runway of 6,100 feet, conversion of the
original runway into a jet taxi-way and in-
stallation of new signage and lighting.
Mr. Grant said, "The proposed termi-
nal and fire/crash facility at this airport
will further enhance its capacity to provide
quality service to the public."
The design of the airport terminal building
will provide visitors with a "sense of place,"
Mr. Grant said, "incorporating elements that
reflect our country and its culture, and it will
allow for future expansion on all sides (east,
west, north and south) of the building."
Mr. Edison Key, Member of Parliament
for South Abaco, said he was proud to be
a part of this "very historic moment that
we've been waiting on for a long time."
He said the new terminal will be eight
times the size of the existing terminal and
anticipates that it will facilitate Abaco for
the next 15 years.
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Private dock. 45kw generator. $2,149,000.
HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #5158
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CLIFFORD SAWYER HOUSE 2 bed 2 bath and
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pool. Steps from public dock. $950,000.
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HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #5728
CLOUD NINE-2 bed/2bath home on North End.
Near great beach for snorkeling, 10 min golf cart
ride to all amentles in HopeTown. US$485,000.
HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #5707
VERDE VISTA BUTTONWOOD BAY- Partially
finished 2000 sq. ft. 2 storey home. Close to
shared dock, Village & beaches, $399,000.
LUBBERS QUARTERS #5284 LUBBERS QUARTERS #4939
HUMMINGBIRD COTTAGE & GARDEN COTTAGE GETAWAY -ABACO OCEAN CLUB Cozy I bed I
Two cottages with total 3 bed 2 bath, deeded bath cottage withA/C on the water. Community
dockage and beach across the street $480,000. dock Extra lotavailable.$349,000.
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REEL DRAG WATERFRONT Extensive
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ROnES HOUSE -WHTEr So m 3 bed 2 bath
starter home. Spacious verandah with
beach access around the corner. $295,000.
TILLOO CAY #4464
A WENCH'S VIEW WATERFRONT 4 bed
4 bath immaculate retreat with 97' dock.
360 degree ocean views. US$3,500,000.
TILLOO CAY #4317
WATERFRONT BEACHWOOD COTTAGE
Enjoy picturesque sunsets from this cozy
waterfront cottage. US$339,000.
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AERIE OCEANVIEWS Whywait? Buy your island
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access, dockslip.greatrental history. US$695,000.
HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #5699
LIL HOPE 2 bed/2 bath Loyalist cottage
across from the Mission House.Walk to shops
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SUMMIT IMPRESS YOUR GUESTS whenyou entertain
in this spacious, well-appointed home with 360
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HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #5230
VALENTINE'S Historic 3 bed 2 bath with
lighthouse views. Steps to public dockshort walk
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#4161 Atlantic Dream Dorros Cove oceanfront dock sip, 20,000 sq.f$450,000. Kerry Sullivan
#5029 Big Rock Hill One acre oceanfront, 140' on theAtlantic.US$665,000. Kerry Sullivan
#2969 Big Point- Lot I I 1/2 acre beachfront building site. US$450,000. Kerry Sullivan
#5404 HeronView North End lot with Sea ofAbaco views protected by restrictive
covenants, 18,000 sq. ft. Lot: US$216,000. Dock Slip: US$50,000. Kerry Sullivan
#4905 Ocean Bluff Dorros Cove oceanfront dock slip, highest elevation
in area.view of Tilloo Cut &Atlantic. $475.000. Kerry Sullivan
#4313 New Settlement- Hillside lots w/ underground utilities and concrete roads in quiet
residential community. Access to beach. Starting at: $140.000. Kerry Sullivan
#4825 North End Lot Sla OceanView. 10,042 sq.ft. $185,000. Jane Patterson
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#3207 Seagrape -White Sound Oceanfront building site, excellent elevation. 101 ft. on the
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Atlantic Ocean. Sea ofAbaco.&Tahiti Beach. US$995,000. Kerry Sullivan.
#3824 Pink Sand Best beachfront property on the island. $990,000. KerrySullivan
#4940 Abaco Ocean Club Lot 18 Steps to water, dockage available. $180.000. Laurie Schrelner
#4433 Abaco Ocean Club Lot 46 Large waterfront lot Stunningviews. $298,000. Laurie Schrelner
#3947 Abaco Ocean Club Lot 143Approximately 11,450 sq.ft. $150.000 BillAlbury
#4606 Abaco Ocean Club Lot 152 NEW PRICE dockage. $119,900. Laurie Schreiner
#5049 Lot 4 EastView 11,181 sq.ft with designated dock slip. $165.000. Jane Patterson
#4713 North End Lots 2 &4 Beachfront $180,000 each. Laurie Schreiner
#4714 Interior Lots 14,295 sq.ft $59,500 $62,000 each. Laurie Schreiner
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#4671 SeaViews.high elevation. 1/2 acre. FURTHER REDUCED $135,000. Stan Sawyer
#1836 Tilloo Beach Subdivision Hillside lots,shared dock. From $150,000. Laurie Schrelner
#3738 Tilloo Beach Subdivision Lot 10 Beachfront lot NEW PRICE $270,000. Laurie Schreiner
#4558 Tilloo Beach Subdivsion Lot 22Waterfront $335,000. Laurie Schreiner
#5128 Tilloo Beach Subdivision Lot 27 Superior elevation, shared dock. $115,000. Kerry Sullivan
#3792 OneWaterfrontAcre Great elevation,room for dock. $290,000. Laurie Schreiner
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By Jennifer Hudson
Two Caribbean Export Development
Seminars were held August 2-6 at the An-
glican Parish Hall in Marsh Harbour. Ex-
port Marketing ran for the first three days
followed by Product Development Work-
shop for the final two.
This first annual Export Marketing
Seminar and Product Development Work-
shop was sponsored by the Caribbean Ex-
port Development Agency, the Caribbean
Development Bank, the Bahamas Agricul-
tural and Industrial Corporation (BAIC)
and the Ministry of Tourism and Aviation
and hosted by the All Abaco Handy Craft
The objectives of the two seminars were
to increase the export competitiveness of ar-
tisans through the development and launch
of new design-led product development
collections and the adoption by artisans
of sound export marketing techniques and
practices. The training was geared to at-
tract artisans of all sectors who are "export
ready." Participating in the seminars were
approximately 25 artisans representing the
All Abaco Handy Craft Association, Green
Turtle Cay Local Touch, South Abaco As-
sociation, Moore's Island Association, Aba-
co Food Processing, Grand Bahama Handi-
craft Association, Bimini Arts and Crafts
Association and Mount Hope.
The first day began with a short open-
ing ceremony at which the keynote speaker
was Edison Key, Member of Parliament
for South Abaco and Executive Chairman
of BAIC. After welcoming the representa-
tives, Mr. Key told them that in many ways
Edison Key, MPfor South Abaco and Chairman of BAIC, was the keynote speaker at the
opening ceremony of a week-long seminar and workshop to educate crafters on improving
their crafts and preparing for exporting their crafts. Trainers came from Trinadad and
Tobago as well as Nassau to work with the group.
the aims and objectives of Caribbean Export
and BAIC are similar except that BAIC's
focus is at the national level. "Like you, our
mission is to stimulate and encourage the
creation, expansion and promotion of small
and medium-size businesses, thereby facili-
tating employment and, in our case, import
substitution. We place major emphasis on
manufacturing and cottage industries and
the provision of technical assistance, ad-
vice and guidance to small and medium-size
businesses," he stated.
Mr. Key declared that for over 15 years
Caribbean Export has promoted the growth
of the region's craft sector through the an-
nual Caribbean Gift and Craft Show which
BAIC is pleased to be a part of. "Since 2007
Caribbean Export has sought to strengthen
the show and increase the export potential
of the craft sector by undertaking initia-
tives to assist the sector to adopt a design-
oriented approach. The Caribbean Design
network, which was
established the follow-
ing year, creates an
environment in which
designers can contrib-
ute their advice and
talents to the benefit of
the sector and help en-
sure that products de-
veloped in the region
respond to internation-
al market demands and
Mr. Key spoke of
the success of BAIC
in assisting persons Leslie Ann Noel,
throughout the islands ing Services, is g
who have been im- owner of Abaco C
pacted by the global displayed on the t
economic downturn take advantage of
money-making opportunities created in our
growing handicraft industry.
Ms. Donnalee Bowe, Assistant General
Manager with BAIC, who introduced Mr.
Key, mentioned that the previous week a
similar seminar had been held in Nassau
and attended by representatives form the
Central and Southern Bahamas. Both Ms.
Bowe and Mr. Key spoke of the 16th Ca-
ribbean Gift and Craft Show to be held for
the first time in Santo Domingo, Domini-
can Republic, in 2011. The show is being
re-branded to take the promotion of gifts
and craft in the region to new levels of ex-
cellence. "It will promote the 'Best of the
Best' of the Caribbean and target regional
and international trade buyers with the aim
of becoming the launch pad for new prod-
Please see Seminar Page 6
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iving one-on-one advice to Karen Mclntosh,
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Artisans benefit from seminar
Seminar From Page 5
uct collections which are design led."
Ms. Lovely Reckley, Trainer with
BAIC, declared that every person is born
with a gift within them; they sometimes
just need a little push. She stated that all
raw materials needed for the crafts are
found in The Bahamas but that the artisans
need duty free concessions from the gov-
ernment for bringing in other necessary
supplies. She was excited that this week
they would be making history with this
first annual seminar.
Ms. Geneva Cooper, Director, Visi-
tor Experience, Ministry of Tourism and
Aviation, in her vote of thanks, stated,
"People must become sensitized to the vital
impact the craft industry plays throughout
The Bahamas and seek to make authenti-
cally 'Handmade in The Bahamas' items
more available to visitors. The develop-
ment of an export marketing plan will en-
able artisans to effectively compete in in-
ternational trade fairs. People now want to
get into new markets. The Caribbean has
often been overlooked but Caricom pro-
vides many opportunities."
The Export Marketing Seminar was fa-
cilitated by Jamila Cross while the Product
Development Workshop was led by Leslie
Ann Noel. Both trainers were from Trini-
dad and Tobago. Five very intensive days
followed with good interaction between
the trainers and participants. A plethora of
valuable information was shared and copi-
ous notes were taken by the participants
who did not want to miss one piece of the
valuable information which included plan-
ning for export marketing, steps to inter-
nationalization, development of an export
marketing plan, effective trade fair par-
ticipation, product development and har-
nessing potential customers. Ms. Jamila
Cross said at the close of the seminar that
she feels that Abaco will shoot forward in
exporting. She anticipates that the partici-
pants will broaden their businesses to cre-
ate more jobs for local people, expanding
from one-man shops to larger shops. She
said that the artisans had some great ideas
and will broaden their horizons and look
at craft in a different way. She felt that the
seminar had provided enough information
for the participants to brainstorm for a long
Feedback from artisans at the close of
the seminar was extremely positive and
enthusiastic. They felt that the course had
been valuable, teaching them so much and
helping them discover new trends. "The
course helped us come up with new ideas
and think outside the box," stated Karen
McIntosh of Abaco Ceramics. Jo-Ann
Bradley of the Conch Pearl Gallery said,
"This was the best five days I could ever
imagine. It was truly great and I got so
much out of it. I am grateful to BAIC and
the other sponsors for arranging and sub-
It was expected that following the semi-
nars some participants/companies may be
invited to participate in the re-branded
16th Caribbean Gift and Craft Show in
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New regulations are affecting crawfish season
By Timothy Roberts
Crawfishing season is underway and
early indications are showing a 20 percent
decrease in volume from last year with
many fishermen reporting traps full of un-
dersized crawfish leading to speculation
that the spring and summer growth season
is one to two months behind schedule.
According to Gurth Russell of Marsh
Harbour Importers Exporters, one of the
nation's largest exporters of seafood, the
price being paid out so far is $2 above last
year's opening prices, which he says is a
bit of a gamble since he has not had any
export sales yet and does not know yet how
the retail price will work out.
He and fishermen feel that Mother Na-
ture's season is two to three months behind
as the traps and drops are full of undersized
crawfish. Data is anecdotal but the spring
and summer growing season seems to be
one or two months behind on trees and oth-
er plants maturing as normal. Mr. Russell
thinks the crawfish are about two months
behind in their maturing and growth.
Mr. Russell feels that the Size Matters
program has proven to be effective be-
cause he is seeing fewer infractions on un-
dersized tails coming to him, much fewer
than previous years. This is important as
The Bahamas needs to comply with new
and stiffer regulations as the world market
clamps down on buying from markets that
are not practicing sustainable fishing.
Size Matters is an awareness and educa-
tional program of Friends of the Environ-
ment to sensitize fishermen to the need of
conserving our crawfish resource. It em-
phasizes leaving undersized crawfish and
Last year Marsh Harbour fish house
implemented a system of identifying bags
of crawfish with the fisherman and boat
that brought them in so that as the frozen
bags are opened and processed, they can
match undersized tails with the person
from whom they were received. They give
warnings when necessary and advise fish-
series officials when infractions continue.
In meeting the new demands brought to
bear by the world market, the Department
of Fisheries set in place a new Catch Certi-
fication program which require fishermen
to give account of what was caught each
trip. Mr. Russell and his truck drivers
have helped fishermen with completing the
paperwork when necessary.
Jeremie Saunders, Superintendent at
the Department of Fisheries on Abaco,
said that many fishermen acquired the
necessary Fisheries Department Com-
mercial license (for boats over 21 feet)
before August 1. However, he has also
had about a dozen more applications
since the season opened. The Depart-
ment, he said, is able to get the license
done very quickly, depending on the
time of week when all the relevant docu-
ments are brought in. They rely on the
mail boat to bring the package containing
permits once a week.
Mr. Saunders would like to remind
fishermen that illegal crawfish will not be
tolerated. The fish houses will not pay for
the product, and the fisherman can face
prosecution if he is caught with undersized
crawfish. He reported that so far it has
been relatively quiet with only one fisher-
man receiving a warning.
Also, foreigners wishing to fish in Baha-
mian waters are reminded that they need to
get the correct permit from the Department
of Fisheries, and that they must adhere to
the regulations. Foreigners are allowed to
spear crawfish only in their natural habi-
tat, reefs and rock crevices. That excludes
setting condos or tampering with anyone's
condo and taking the crawfish. Getting
caught raiding a condo could bring dire
The present permit given to a cruiser
upon entry to The Bahamas only allows
for foreigners to fish with a reel or hand
line and does not provide or allow for
spearfishing. However, on request, the
license can be endorsed by the issuing
officer to include spearfishing. Only one
permit is given per vessel, and that boat is
permitted to have only 10 crawfish at any
time regardless of the number of people
Mr. Russell and others would like to see
a ban on crawfish being offered in restau-
rants when the season closes. He feels that
move would dry up the market for under-
size or out-of-season sales which are easily
hidden in crawfish salads or similar dishes.
Marsh Harbour Exporters and Importers is a very busy place with large loads of craw-
fish coming in hourly. The crawfish are processed, then flash frozen and stored. The
company keeps track of each fisherman's catch so if undersized tails are brought in, it is
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The Editor Say
Maxwell's Supermarket is scheduled to
open to the public today, August 13, with-
out fanfare as various components are still
being fine tuned. Our newest, largest, most
modern supermarket will strut its stuff. In
fact, it is the most modern, up-to-date su-
permarket in the country.
We have been privileged to browse
through the new facility as staff and con-
tractors bring the various elements to com-
pletion. It is an impressive piece of work-
The Price Right owners are to be com-
plimented for their vision and determina-
tion to see this 22-month project complet-
ed. Government will now have to monitor
the additional traffic the store will generate
on the three access roads for possible up-
grading. The supermarket is on Pole Line
Drive, also known as Nathan Key Drive,
about a block behind Royal Bank. It is
worth a visit even if you do not need any
Customers to Maxwell's will be im-
pressed with wide aisles, good lighting
and a highly polished concrete floor. The
45,000 square-foot interior is stocked with
an enormous selection of groceries, frozen
goods, household items and beauty aids.
Fresh meat and produce were not yet on
the shelves during our recent visit, but the
display cases suggest a wide variety will be
available. The new Maxwell's is complete
with security cameras and an extensive
sprinkler system for fire suppression.
Maxwell's brings a new level of mer-
chandising to Abaco.
A short history of Abaco's
Fifty-one years ago Abaco's first large
grocery store arrived at Snake Cay on the
renovated excursion steamboat, the Robert
Fulton. This came as the headquarters for
the pulpwood operation which had moved
to Abaco from Grand Bahama. The Robert
Fulton had been outfitted with a grocery
store as well as the best equipped clinic on
The lumber company opened up Abaco
with a road network and built two villages
for its employees, Lake City for the wood-
Maxwell's opens without fanfare
cutters who were predominately of Turk's
Island origin and Spring City whose resi-
dents were mainly Bahamians. Later the
company established Campbell Town for
the Haitians, who had been originally re-
cruited by S and M Farms.
Arriving on an under-developed island
with 500 employees and their dependents
to provide for, the company had to main-
tain a well stocked store.
For Abaco residents, the grocery store
was the highlight of the lumbering opera-
ton. Supplies came every six days from
Jacksonville on the barge that returned to
Florida with a full load of pulpwood. Aba-
co residents were now exposed to a steady
supply of fresh meat, fruit, vegetables and
dairy products, even ice cream, stored in
walk-in freezers and coolers.
In 1966 the pulpwood project moved to
Andros and the Snake Cay store closed.
Perhaps anticipating the closure of Snake
Cay, Nassau's City Meat Market opened
a relatively small store in Marsh Harbour.
It was located in one of the two original
buildings of the Abaco Shopping Centre.
The company later followed up by building
Marsh Harbour's first full-size supermar-
ket, located at the back of Abaco Shopping
Centre's parking lot.
After several years of exposure to large
supermarket operations, several of their
Marsh Harbour managers seized an oppor-
tunity and bought the Abaco store. It was
renamed Abaco Market.
Meanwhile during the 1970s, a grocer
from Nassau arrived with his brothers and
opened the first Golden Harvest Supermar-
ket building on the lot beside Bristol Wines
and Spirits. That operated for several years
until they built a much larger store adjacent
to Standard Hardware. Golden Harvest
was later absorbed by the expanding lo-
cal Abaco Market group. However, in the
summer of 2007 this store was destroyed in
a daytime fire.
Abaco was growing and opportunities
abounded. Solomon's Wholesale in Nassau
built a large wholesale outlet in Marsh Har-
bour. Eventually, Solomon's found absen-
tee ownership difficult and years later sold
to the locally owned and expanding Abaco
Market group. This was subsequently ac-
quired by the Nassau investors when they
bought all of the Abaco Market assets.
While later downsizing and before leaving
Abaco, they sold the Solomon's Wholesale
property to the Price Right owners.
Price Right converted the structure into
a modern retail facility under the name
Maxwell's, named after an original settle-
ment by that name on Marsh Harbour's
east side. However, as has happened sev-
eral times in the past, an evening fire in
early August 2008 demolished the facility.
The owners immediately began plans for a
new and expanded supermarket.
In its quest to corner the island's food
sales, the original Abaco Markets group
built the large building now hosting Sav-A-
Lot. This building has gone through three
transformations, initially as Abaco Whole-
sale owned by the Abaco Market group.
When Nassau investors purchased Abaco
Markets, they renamed the operation Cost
Right. The building has now been leased
by the Price Right owners and continues as
the Say-A-Lot store.
The successful expansion of locally-
owned Abaco Markets caught the atten-
tion of Nassau investors and the Nassau
group ended up buying all the Abaco Mar-
ket stores. Under the Nassau ownership,
Abaco Markets expanded aggressively in
Freeport, Nassau and even into Turks and
Caicos Islands. However, its own success
seemed to be more than it could cope with,
and its closed the Abaco operations as its
major growth options were in Freeport and
Sawyer's Soft Drinks had built a new
building for its expanding beverage busi-
ness. However, before moving in, the
owner was approached by the owner of
Nassau's Super Value grocery about part-
nering in an expanded grocery operation.
That affiliation gave Abaco the Price Right
store that opened in August, 2001.
Abaco residents also have the option of
shopping at Abaco Groceries located by
the airport roundabout. That store is un-
dergoing an expansion to its building and
can be expected to offer an expanded line
Abaco's Price Right has now become the
dominant player in the local grocery busi-
ness. It sensed an opportunity and leased
the closed Cost Right building. Extensive
renovations were made and the facility re-
opened as Sav-A-Lot with the emphasis on
wholesale and club packaging.
Soon after Maxwell's is running smooth-
ly, Price Right will be closed for extensive
renovations with wider aisles and more ef-
ficient freezers. It is expected that Sav-A-
Lot will be exclusively for wholesale sales.
Appalled by electirc
Could you kindly publish this letter to
the Minister of Utilities
To the Minister of Utilities
(or the lack of),
Please, please have more consideration
for not only The Bahamians who live on
Abaco but for the tourists who we rely on
for our living. A lady told me that she, her
husband and four children had rented a
oceanfront home without a generator. The
cost of their vacation was over $10,000,
and they were very disappointed with the
constant power outages they could not
cook, read in the evening, shower, use the
toilet, and they were miserable.
How can we treat the people we rely on
for our living so badly this is not only the
worst utility company I have ever had to
deal with but also the most expensive. It
is about eight times more expensive than
Florida Power and Light and on a scale of
1 10 it rates about 2. This is shameful and
really quite pathetic. Nobody is standing
up and taking responsibility only making
one excuse after another.
If I made a list of computers, ice ma-
chine, TV's, air conditioning, washer,
dryers and office equipment that have been
destroyed over the last 10 years I have had
my business in Hope Town, it would be in
the thousands of dollars. Shouldn't some-
one take responsibility for this damage?
Please stand up and be counted and put
Businesses are hurt
by power outages
Dear Prime Minister,
As I sit here and write this letter, I am
fuming. I have been in business for 14
years here in this country and for 14 years
we have never had power issues like this.
Yes, we have had power outages, but again
not like this. Power outages for a couple of
hours are probably necessary for mainte-
nance, but what we have been tolerating is
This has caused me to lose customers
and that means a loss of revenue. How
can I keep paying my employees without
customers? How can I pay the government
fees without customers? They (govern-
ment) wants to be paid, employees want to
be paid, but what about me. Don't I have
that right, too?
I have a small generator to run a fridge.
Now I am paying for fuel and power bills
that have doubled in price. Now, to top it
off, you have raised the cost of demand
meters to $568 whether I use power or not.
Now tell me how this if fair?
I have no customers to use power, but
because of BEC's incompetence I have to
pay the price! Well, sir, I do not have the
money! I think we need to talk because you
still get your salary, but my employees
can't get paid nor can I! I would sell my
business but the word has gotten back to
the States. They don't want to touch The
Bahamas with a 10-foot pole! You, the
government, have run off my customers.
What do I do now?
Really, my question is what do I do
now? I have read Craig Roberts' quotes in
the paper. I have the same issues, along
with Hope Town. The power was good
when you were here to visit on Saturday,
but as soon as you left, the power went off.
Are you aware of this? Another question.
I have talked to a lot of people who live
in Murphy Town, Dundas Town, Central
Pines. They do not lose power for the same
lengths of time as we do in Marsh Har-
bour. Maybe an hour at the most we lose
power for 10-12 hours at a time. Tell me,
Mr. Prime Minister, where are the tourists
in these areas? Where are the hotels, res-
taurants, marinas in these areas?
Just another quick story. There is a little
coffee shop in town that sells ice cream or
used to sell ice cream. They have lost so
much money because of this power issue
that they have had to close at times. Tell
me again, Mr. Prime Minister, how are
you helping our economy?
You can't blame the power issues that
we are having on the tree huggers. You,
sir, in the end make the ultimate decision.
So you have to take the blame yourself for
not standing up to these people and for the
staff you have at BEC! Fire them all and
bring in people that care and can do the job
right the first time!
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Dear Editor "The Abaconian,"
I wish to express my appreciation to all
of you who enriched my life and my ca-
reer during these past six years living and
working in The Bahamas.
As many of you know, I was with Old
Bahama Bay until we sold to the Ginn
Company, then Sonia and I moved to Ab-
aco Beach Resort where we were fortunate
to meet more talented and beautiful people
that have, now, become life-long friends.
We will forever be grateful to those of you
who supported our resort and the vision
to create a professional destination for the
world to enjoy.
I especially want to thank all the musi-
cians and entertainers who deserve every
opportunity to showcase their talents and
to help preserve the Bahamian "gifts" of
music and cultural expression to our visi-
tors and natives.
To Manny, Peter and Andrew, we thank
you for the opportunity to be here and
share in your optimism for the future!
My time has come to return to the U.S.,
but I leave with deep appreciation and
wonderful memories that will last forever.
On behalf of Sonia and our entire family,
thank you for trusting us and for embrac-
ing us in your beautiful home land! We
look forward to seeing you on our return
trips to the "Entertainment Capital of the
Who's responsible for
BEC's bad service?
BEC continues to go from BAD to
WORSE! What have Abaconians done to
deserve such an injustice? Then BEC sends
out increased bills! What audacity, what
are they thinking!
BEC needs to give Abaconians a RE-
FUND! For the past eight weeks (the peak
of our tourist season) we have been dealing
with constant power outages. Not to men-
tion those fortunate enough to have stand-
by generators and the hundreds of dollars
per week in fuel to run them. We won't
even discuss appliances, air conditioners,
computers, etc. which have burned up due
to low voltage, as we know BEC will never
reimburse anyone for those items.
Abaco generates the most income from
the Family Islands per year and look at the
power service we are receiving! We are
virtually going BACKWARDS instead of
forward into the 21st century! We have
lost many tourists who just cannot take this
power constantly going off after paying
top dollar to get here and having to tolerate
such deplorable conditions.
Mr. Prime Minister, we need HELP!
These are YOUR people who are appealing
to you to step up and make changes. Who
in their right mind allows a generator to
run out of OIL! Like I said, we are moving
backwards. We need this to be fixed NOW!
This is beyond laughable. This is down
As a business owner and operator who
is constantly in the public eye, I cannot
comprehend in any way why our power is
so unreliable and inconsistent!
Changes have to be made. I have a pretty
good idea of where to start, as someone has
to be accountable for this TORTURE that
Abaconians have been forced to deal with.
A most concerned and upset
Hope Town resident
Upset with FNM
To The Abaconian,
Please allow me a space in your letter
Some people have asked me lately why
I have not written a letter to the Abaco-
nian concerning BEC power outages. I told
them it did not make any sense.
After receiving August 1 Abaconian and
reading what the Prime Minister had to say
about BEC, I laughed. His eyes have been
opened. What a joke!
You mean to say it has taken him three
years plus to get his eyes opened. Where
has he been hiding?
Abaco has been shattered the past three
months and no one is doing a thing about it.
I had a grandson born to my youngest
daughter eight weeks tomorrow, to be ex-
act, and five seconds after he was born,
his eyes were open. But I can tell you my
grandson Ryder has not had very much
light from BEC in the past eight weeks.
For the last three months it has been seri-
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I don't like to say as I've heard others
say that we have been catching hell. Hell
is a real place. But if there is such a thing
as catching hell on earth, we have had our
share this summer.
What really upsets me is that no one in
this administration has had the guts to come
on ZNS or Radio Abaco or BCN and ex-
plain to us (the customers) what is the real
problem. If your eyes have been closed,
I can understand that somewhat. But what
about your ears, are they plugged up, too?
Come on. Let's get real in The Baha-
mas and stop misleading the people who
put you there.
I've called the Minister in charge of
BEC and also the Minister for Tourism. All
I get is their secretary telling me that they are
in a meeting. Boloney! Boloney! Boloney!
Lately I've heard the Minister for Tour-
ism stand up in the Senate boasting about
how many more tourists are coming to The
Bahamas since the FNM got in power. I
lift my hat to them if it is so. Good For
But what I wanted to tell him was that
how many on Abaco cut their vacation
short and left. And how many said that
they would not come to Abaco again under
these circumstances. And also they will tell
their friends this was no place to vacation.
I have a house on Dickie's Cay that I
rent. I had eight people come in on Sunday
evening at six o'clock and met the power off
until 11:30, Monday power off five hours,
Tuesday power off 11 hours, Wednesday
power off five hours, Thursday power off
three hours, Friday power off three hours.
The people are here until Tuesday if they
don't get disgusted and leave.
So far it has cost me $325 for fuel to run
my generator and approximately $250 for
BEC, $100 to clean house, 10 percent for
finder's fees approximately $250. If this
keeps up until they leave, it will cost me
approximately $1200, about 50 percent of
the rent money.
This administration has really messed
up Abaco. In fact, the whole Bahamas in
the past three years plus. They have taxed
us to death and the situation with BEC
does not help. Anyone who has their head
screwed on right would not put them back
The joke about this administration they
used the word "Trust" in winning the elec-
tion. They sure have proved to us that you
cannot "trust" them.
I think they read in the King James Ver-
sion where it said. "Trust in the Lord and
do good, lean not unto your own under-
standing, in all thy ways acknowledge him
and he shall direct thy path." But it seems
to me that they are leaning on their own
and not on the Lord's.
While I'm hitting on this government,
where is all our money we are supposed to
get for repairs and the new projects? We
pay ours. Our docks are in bad shape. The
Queen's Highway [in Man-O-War] from
Dr. Cove's House to the Low Place is aw-
ful, etc. The other day I took some people
to Hope Town, put them out on the Lower
Public Dock, planks broke on the dock.
When I go to Spanish Wells via Gene's
Bay Dock, what a mess, no ladders to dock,
dock in awful shape. In order for your wife
to get in the ferry, the captain has to lift her
in. Last week I took people to Marsh Har-
bour Union Jack Dock. What a mess!
I could write here all night and tell you
the things that are wrong with this admin-
istration. It's not because they don't have
the money. We are paying our dues at all
times. But they fail to help us.
Take note, Mr. Christie, you know if
it's the Lord's Will, you will be our next
prime minister. Please come to our rescue.
Some of the best years of my life were
the four years of the PLP leadership. Why
I said four was because it took the first
year to fix up the things that FNM had
messed up. But when Mr. Christie got it
going, you had to "hold on." Remember, I
wrote a letter to the Abaconian asking Mr.
Christie to pull back the throttle. We were
moving too fast.
People in this country are hurting badly
now. No jobs. Taxed to death. More crime
than ever, etc.
I know some of you readers will have a
good laugh the way I have put this letter to-
gether but every word is true. We have too
many people in this country who are scared
of their shadow, scared to speak out.
I'm tired of government treating us like
we don't count. This is our country. Have
you ever tried clapping the back of your
hands. Try it sometime and see what you
Remember, when this administration
comes around asking for your support,
give them a back-handed clap and see what
you will accomplish, not even a sound.
I've lived here on Man-O-War come
September 24 will make 64 years, plus the
nine months in my mother's belly.
So no one can spit in my eyes and tell
me it is raining. Thanks
Samuel D. Albury
P.S. I know rain when I see it. And we
sure need some now.
Send us the rain, Lord.
Send us the rain, Lord.
We need the latter rain.
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By Canishka Alexander
More than 150 relatives travelled to
Abaco during the weekend of July 30 to
August 2 for the Tom and Nogi Archer Re-
union. Registration continued at the Am-
bassador Inn so that family members could
update their personal information, sign up
for the events they would attend and pur-
chase reunion T-shirts. Although the Baha-
mas Fast Ferry lagged behind schedule be-
cause of low tide, it didn't stop the show.
Just after 7 p.m. a garden barbecue was
held at the home of Vyrona Archer on Ar-
cher's Hill. Countless barbecued delicacies
were laid out for guests to sample as they
mingled with family to the sound of live
music. People were still arriving at the bar-
becue well after 10 that night.
Souse was served the next morning at
the Ambassador Inn for the descendants of
Tom and Nogi Archer. Following break-
fast they toured Front Street in Marsh
Harbour and travelled to North Abaco to
visit Green Turtle Cay. From there they
visited Treasure Cay where a beach party
was held. However, the day was far from
over. Later that evening, a grill and chill
pig roast was held at Bustick Bight.
As promised, Sunday was the long-
awaited day. Everyone had heard that
the airport circle would be rededicated to
Capt. Shervin Archer Circle. It was the
name given to the roundabout 35 years
ago in his honour. As they headed back to
downtown Marsh Harbour, however, there
was a surprise in store for them.
Up until that time, only the committee
Three members of the Archer fjunly were honoured at a luncheon on August 1. Leroy
Archer, far left, was the only one of the three who was present. One-hundred-year-old
Brunetta 51,ii ,,ui Archer had her two daughters attend. They are on the far right. Jenny
Curry Reckley, who lives on Green Turtle Cay, was also unable to attend.
members were aware of what would hap-
pen next. As family members looked on,
a street sign adorned with the name Ar-
cher's Boulevard was unveiled just un-
der the traffic light on Don MacKay Bou-
levard, instilling even more pride in the
Archers. Another sign bearing the same
name was erected near the Road Traffic
After the church service that morning,
an awards luncheon was held at the St.
Andrews Methodist Church Hall. MP for
South Abaco Edison Key and Pastor David
Cartwright reminded the descendants of
the "old days" and spoke about the posi-
tive impact the Archers have had on the
community of Abaco.
Three family members were honoured
at the luncheon: Jenny Curry Reckley, Le-
roy Archer and Brunetta Sherman Archer,
who turned 100 years old on July 7.
The family of Laverne Eve, a profes-
sional Bahamian athlete, was recognized
for its ties to the Archer family.
Louis Hanchell, the former general
manager of ZNS and descendant of the
Archers, was in attendance. He said the
Archers are a proud people who believe in
family, love and integrity. He shared the
details of his research of the family over
the last two years and announced that rela-
tives could soon expect his book about the
Archer family called My People.
New grave yard site
By Samantha V. Evans
The Dundas Town grave site next to St.
Andrew's Methodist Church has reached
its capacity for burial, resulting in the Dun-
das Town Local Government committee
having to clear and begin developing the
three acre burial site in Central Pines and
S.C. Bootle Highway. Deputy Chairman
Faron Newbold, Sr. stated that the site
will be developed in four stages. The first
stage will be done by the end of August
and will accommodate 60 grave plots. The
wall for this first stage is presently being
built after which it will be landscaped. At
the end of the development of the entire
space, 240 plots will be made available.
Mr. Newbold stated that they are planing
to regulate how graves are situated on the
site so that everything is done decently and
in order. They are still trying to regulate
the portion of the site on S.C. Bootle High
presently being used by Haitian nationals
to bury their dead.
By Timothy Roberts
Some contracts were discussed and
awarded while others were deferred during
the July 14 meeting of the Marsh Harbour
Chairman Roscoe Thompson III, said
he was "very happy that we can save [on
the contracts awarded] and with the money
saved we can benefit the communities and
get to a point where we can break ground
on a library."
He noted, however, that he was upset
that the Central Abaco District Council
was the only council on Abaco to have a
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reduction in its budget this year. It was re-
duced by $15,000 from last year's budget.
This comes at a time, he pointed out, when
the District is expanding with subdivisions
in Central Pines and Spring City, adding a
few hundred more homes and increasing
the cost of maintaining those areas.
Mr. Thompson said that the Council had
decided to take the loss in the budget and
award each town committee the same bud-
get as last year. Marsh Harbour received
its allotment of $282,000.
A contract of $250 per month was
awarded to Platinum Landscaping for
cleaning and yard maintenance at the nurs-
es' residence. Shirley Mills was awarded a
$300 per month contract for cleaning pub-
lic bathrooms in Spring City. Landscap-
ing and roadside cleaning was awarded to
Mills Trucking at $1600 per month.
The Upper Cemetery contract was
awarded to Perry Sawyer for $350 per
month and the Lower Cemetery was
awarded to Evelyn Archer also at $350 per
Gro and Flo Landscaping was awarded
the contract to maintain the roadsides in
Marsh Harbour for $6980 per month.
The dump contracts for both Marsh
Harbour and Spring City were deferred so
that the application requirements could be
reviewed and reissued due to a number of
companies bidding on only one pick-up per
The site for the erection of a proposed
radio tower that Robert Malone is apply-
Gazebo gives taxi drivers a comfortable breeze
The Marsh Harbour Town Committee constructed this gazebo at Crossing Beach for taxi
drivers. It was paid for with surplus funds from the last fiscal budget. It is located to get
a breeze from any direction.
ing for on Crockett Drive was approved in
principle after several members inspected
the site and felt that as long as neighbors
were not objecting and he received all the
relevant approvals it would be approved.
By Samantha V. Evans
Starlene Nairn, Arthur Moxey, and
Salomie Wheeler saw a dream come to
fruition with the opening of their new busi-
ness, Abaco Souse House, on July 31. The
business offers alternative eating choices,
especially at night. The menu consists pri-
marily of souses, boiled and stewed food
and healthy dishes such as baked, grilled or
barbecued meats. On Saturdays they will
offer specials such as fried fish or chicken
to order only.
Patrons can enjoy pastas such as craw-
fish, tuna, and crab as well as fruit dishes
and drinks. Ms. Nairn is proud that they
are able to provide healthier choices for the
At the opening lots of singing and wor-
shiping took place as family, friends and
well-wishers were present to celebrate with
them. Gary Smith declared the business of-
ficially opened and Min. Berkley Roberts
prayed for the business.
After the dedication service, refresh-
ments were served.
The business is located in Marsh Har-
bour on Queen Elizabeth Drive at the port.
The hours of operation are Monday to Sat-
urday 7 a.m. to 12 midnight. The phone
number is 551-7094.
God Bless Church
By Samantha V. Evans
God Bless Church Chicken is a take-
away mini-restaurant and grill owned by
Kermit and Tanna Newbold. It sells some
of the best food on the island and has very
tender cracked conch and fries. This busi-
ness started out in a smaller building with
his wife selling daiquiris, cassava and fruit
salads. Now it has grown into a lucrative
family business that specializes in snacks
and dinners. It has unique dishes such as
coconut grouper and lobster, chicken and
seafood alfredo, and Bahamian cuisine.
On the weekend his sister-in-law, Van-
gie Stuart, grills a variety of dishes in-
cluding ribs, steak, corn and potatoes. It
is located on Front Street in Dundas Town
next door to Sybil's House. The take-
away is open Monday to Thursday 9 a.m.
to 11 p.m. and Friday and Saturdays from
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The grill is open from
3 p.m. to 12 midnight Fridays and Sat-
urdays only. God Bless Church Chicken
also does catering for weddings, parties
and other special events. The phone num-
ber is 367-3162.
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Several matters were addressed at the
Abaco Disaster Committee's meeting on
July 27. Elaine Martinborough explained
that a simulated disaster exercise would
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More Central Abaco News
Central From Page 77 employee of Mr. Mill's BCN, announced Construction of Mr. Russell will be giving free lessons
that although the Web site wasn't complet- and is willing to teach persons who are in-
be undertaken by the members of the local ed, it had fully functioning links, a list of tennis court begins terested in the sport. "So this will be prop-
Community Emergency Response Team hurricane shelters, and the names of hur- By Canishka Alexander erly managed, and it will be used for what
members on August 21. Training for this ricanes among other useful information. The first time Dundas Town and Central it was intended for," he explained. Mr.
exercise will be by the National Emergen- The address for the committee's website is Pines residents were informed of the Dun- Russell was grateful to the Committee for
cy Management Agency. Two other simu- < www.abacodisastercommittee.com> das Town Committee's plans for a sporting taking on the project.
lated exercises will be carried out in North Town Planning complex was in February of this year. It In the meantime, the only facilities that
and South Abaco on August 19 and 20. did not take the members long to show that Mr. Russell had access to were those at
Lead agencies for each area were out- approves two projects they are true to their word. The complex is Forest Heights Academy which are pri-
lined in the files that were handed out, By Timothy Roberts located off Forest Drive just below Central vate. He confirmed that free tennis lessons
and Cephas Cooper, Senior Administra- During the Central Abaco District Town Abaco Primary School. will be offered along with after-school pro-
tor, pointed to areas that required support Planning meeting on July 14, plans were Deputy Committee Chairman Faron grams for children in the community.
agencies. approved for Auskell Medical Centre, a Newbold said that they received approval "You never know who is in those pri-
Transportation was another area of con- three-story mini-hospital which will be to begin the project about h month ago mary schools," Mr. Russell said. "The
cern. Supt. Noel Curry, Abaco's Police built on Don MacKay Boulevard and will from the Ministry of Education. He ex- committee is showing us where our money
Chief, wondered if any heavy equipment feature examination rooms, patient rooms plained that the tennis court is the first is going like Brown's Bay, like this tennis
vehicles would be available in the event a and two surgery suites. phase of the project. The sporting complex court. The track is about to come around
hurricane shelter collapses as was the case The 28,553-square-foot medical centre will house additional facilities: a 200-meter and volleyball." He is excited about being
on Grand Bahama one year. is expected to cost $2.7 million and will be track, baseball field and volleyball court. able to manage the new facilities.
The list of hurricane shelters was ad- constructed in three phases. Phase I will be "We are starting with the tennis court "As a tennis pro, I was looking for
dressed. Dr. Lenora Black said that Cen- the medical center, Phase II will consist of which is 36 feet by 78 feet; it's a full-sized somewhere to play for the last 20 years.
tral Abaco Primary was equipped with a a helicopter pad and morgue and Phase III tennis court," Newbold visualized. "It will Now, it's coming about in the next few
standby generator. will add a hospice center. Phase I will con- accommodate the Central Abaco Primary weeks. By the time this opens, I'll have a
Pastor Silbert Mills informed Kalesa sist of examination rooms, patient rooms, School as well as the residents from Cen- program for the kids," Mr. Russell said.
Gibbs from the Department of Social Ser- two surgery suites one for minor surgery tral Pines and Dundas Town alike, and we "Hopefully, everything goes well, and so
vices that the new building that was be- and one for more major surgery, a che- will also have a tennis pro on hand Mr. far so good. The area is already looking
ing constructed for Friendship Tabernacle motherapy and dialysis center, a birthing Bobby Russell." promising."
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By Lee Pinder
Cherokee residents as well as many
Cherokee roots families came out to cel-
ebrate our nation's 37th Independence.
The children enjoyed lots of games and
competitions while the parents cheered
them on and enjoyed the nice weather and
conversations with old friends. And there
is something about hamburgers cooked on
the grill that kept everyone happy.
Another set of steps has been added to
the Long Dock for the convenience of the
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and competitions. It is a time to socialize and
old friends. Sack races were enjoyed in the ol
in our modern world.
The Sandspur Lot that used to be the
Soft Ball Field has once again been weeded
and mowed with the hopes of encouraging
locals to get out and play a few games.
Rocks and debris have been moved from
the bottom of the Bridge Creek on the
western side allowing a nice beach to form
for those who can't make it all the way to
the Long Dock.
All this work has been carried out by
volunteers for the enjoyment of others, so
enjoy. Remember, if we want Cherokee to
be a better place, we all have to do our
part, as the old saying goes "Many hands
make light work."
More going away parties
Rev. Seme Joseph is being transferred
to Eleuthera next month and the three
churches he ministered to on Abaco held
a farewell party for him and his family
on July 25 at St. An-
drew's Church in Dun-
das Town. They were
joined by the congre-
gation of St. James
from Hope Town and
Epworth from Chero-
kee. Rev. Joseph has
been on Abaco for two
years, but he is moving
on to an even greater
challenge on Eleuthera
where he will head up
ith lots of games five churches.
enjoy being with
4d days as well as
Eleuthera is a beautiful island and I feel
sure Rev. Joseph and his family will love
it there. Not to say anything against Aba-
co cooks, but I told him that I had tasted
some of "the best" Bahamian cooking I
have ever had when I visited there a few
Juana Jordan, a minister-in-training,
will also be leaving us as her time with
us has come to a close. She has managed
rating watermelon without use of your
hands is tricky but makes for a lot of fun
when competing with many others. The
winner was Terrence Albury.
to survive our hot summer weather and
tropical bugs, but we feel she is anxious to
return home to her family and resume her
studies at college.
The young people she ministered to had
a pizza luncheon for her and the grown-ups
joined together as a community. The three
Methodist Churches in our region to had a
small going away party for her on August
3 at the Community Center in Cherokee.
Ms. Jordan was really touched by the
outpouring of love and affection for her as
we wished her God's speed with an invita-
tion to return sometime in the future.
How it used to be
It looks like a brand new building now,
but for many years prior to 1986 when the
new telecommunications building was built
this small facility was Cherokee's connec-
tion to the outside world. A place to send
a telegram or make a phone call. It was a
time before the residents of Cherokee got
telephones in their homes.
There was a long wooden bench located
on the eastern side of the building where
people could wait for their call to be put
through. And, if the lines weren't busy and
the operator inside the building was able
to connect with your party you went to the
little phone booth on the opposite side to
take your call.
However, there wasn't much privacy and
everyone could hear your side of the con-
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And if it was in the afternoon you nearly
suffocated in the little phone booth from the
heat of the sun going down in the west.
The Old Timer's talk about a slower
pace and happier time when we didn't live
in a great and hectic rush. That was how it
was and there are many, I'll bet, who wish
it was like that again.
BTC has restored the old building as it
was nearing the state of falling down. But
as run down as it was, it is still a big part
of our local history and we are glad they
decided to restore it.
By Charlotte Dunn
On July 28 researchers from the Baha-
mas Marine Mammal Research Organisa-
tion were on the water in their 18-foot in-
flatable boat when they were contacted by
Summer Bible Camp in Cherok
Some of the kids are busy doing crafts at Sun
in Cherokee Sound. This camp is for all the
I I I
This is the Batelco office in Cherokee Sound that was used
up until 1986 when a larger cement block building was con-
structed that shows in the picture on the right. Cherokee resi-
dents are pleased that Batelco has ic' ruil
Jimmy Darville of the Berry Islands with a
marine mammal sighting.
An hour before Jimmy had spotted a pod
(ee Sound of killer whales while
on his way to Sandy
Point from the Berrys.
He gave the research-
ers a rough idea of
where he left the ani-
Smals and the direction
they were headed. The
Jimmy's tip-off and
found the whales only
a few miles to the west
of Gorda Cay. The pod
consisted of four ani-
nmer Bible Camp mals, an adult male and
e children in the
what are presumed to
be three adult females.
restored the old
These same four animals
were encountered off
Rocky Point just south of
Sandy Point last year on
July 10 during one of our
Prior to 2009 two of
these animals had been
sighted four other times
since 1995 and have
been observed feeding
on Atlantic spotted dol-
phins, Fraser's dolphins
and dwarf sperm whales
in Abaco waters.
On this last sighting
the researchers remained
with the animals for approximately seven
hours but did not observe any feeding be-
haviour, although they appeared to be in
search mode, changing direction through-
out the day. The animals were headed
This is one of a pod of four killer whales th
the Bahamas Marine Mammal Research Orga
for seven hours. One male and probably thr
up the pod.
northwest at the end of the day.
The researcher thanks Jimmy Darville
and all public sighting reports we have re-
ceived. This information is valuable to our
organisation and its mission: to promote
the conservation of marine mammals and
their habitats through scientific research
and educational outreach.
Special thanks to Mercy Adderley, who
gave Jimmy our cell phone number and en-
couraged him to report his sighting to us.
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By Jennifer Hudson
Pete's Pub at Little Harbour was packed
on the evening of July 16 with persons who
turned out from near and far to support the
Friends of the Environment's Silent and
Live Auction. From 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
the crowd enjoyed good food, drinks and
socialization while supporting this wor-
thy cause, the goal of which was to raise
funds towards environmental education on
Abaco. "I am so pleased at the amount of
support that is being shown," stated Mrs.
Executive Director of
this is our third fund
raiser for the Friends'
Summer Camps, it is
the first time we have
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at Pete's Pub, and it is
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The silent auction included approxi-
mately 20 items, and people were generous
in their bidding. An interesting variety of
items was offered. These ranged from the
more usual items such as jewelry, prints,
bags, lunch, gift certificates and wines to
the more unusual which included two tank
dives and snorkel trips, Dock Mate Wash
Down and Fill System, a visit to observe the
Abaco parrots in the pine forests with Parrot
researcher, Caroline Stahala, and a half day
bone fishing trip with guide Jody Albury as
seen on ESPN's Pirates of the Flats.
The fund raiser held at Pete's Pub on July
drew persons in support of the youth cat
that Friends of the Environment organizes ei
summer. Three camps accommodate children,
north, central and south Abaco. It was a time
friends to socialize as shown here as Tom
fler and John Haestad, both of Marsh Harbo
After people had had time to browse the
items and begin some serious bidding in
the silent auction, auctioneer Chavez Mc-
Bride got everybody's attention for the live
auction which always proves to be the fun
part of any event. Bidding was lively and
extremely generous with some large ticket
items such as a gas grill for a boat, sun-
set wine and cheese cruise for 10, a three-
day 20-foot boat rental and gourmet food
and beverage basket fetching large prices.
The smaller items also added greatly to
the grand total with a chocolate cake alone
bringing in the amazing amount of $140.
Pete Johnston, instead of having the usu-
al Happy Hour arrangement of two
drinks for the price of one, charged
normal price and donated the differ-
ence to the Friends' fund raiser.
Friends is currently running three
summer camps for a large number
of children in Marsh Harbour, San-
dy Point and Cooper's Town. "We
have to raise funds to cover costs as
transportation for all the field trips
to places such as coral reefs, man-
groves and Bahama Palm Shores is
very expensive," stated Mrs. Cart-
wright. "We have an incredibly ac-
tive and excited bunch of kids, many
of whom have attended our summer
camps before. The answers they have
been giving to our questions have
just blown me away which is very
encouraging, showing that environ-
mental education is paying off."
The Pete's Pub Party was defi-
16 nitely enjoyed by all who were ob-
mps viously very happy to be supporting
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By James Malcolm
As the site work at Schooner Bay con-
tinues in earnest and is expected to be fully
complete by late fall 2010, some minor
unexpected delays have recently been ex-
perienced. These delays are a result of fill
and grading work having to be halted and
diverted to accommodate the location of a
single nesting Antillean Night Hawk.
Back in mid-June the Night Hawk made
a nest and laid one egg in the middle of
the area designated to next receive fill and
grading work. The area was flagged off,
work crews and drivers made aware of the
nest and work continued all around the lo-
cation. The chick has since hatched and the
mother bird, while still sitting on the nest,
is soon expected to depart when the chick
Finally, the family of Abaco White-
cheeked Pintail ducks born at Schooner
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had to be stopped in that area until the egg
hatched and the chick had left the nest.
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Police Crime Report
Stealing from a Vehicle On July 27 a
visitor left his rented car locked in the area
of Mermaid Village on Pelican Shores.
When he returned a few hours later he dis-
covered that someone stole a bag with a
large amount of US cash, a Seiko watch
and other personal effects.
Throwing Missile/Damage On July 28
a group of boys went to a residence in Cen-
tral Pines Estates. One of them had a cut-
lass. They had an altercation with two boys
at the residence. When asked to leave, they
threw rocks, one of which slightly dam-
aged a car. The boys fled. Later one of the
boys was arrested.
By Timothy Roberts
The Royal Bahamas Police Force in-
vited members of the media and public to
attend its bi-annual review on July 14 at the
Church of God building in Dundas Town
in its effort to be more open and share in-
formation with the community.
A major part of the police commitment
to community policing is coming through
Sgt. Rachel Metelus, who reported that so
far this year she has visited 10 schools to
speak on school safety, drugs, pedestrian
safety, sexual immorality and conflict res-
olution. She said they have partnered with
local civic groups to encourage education
within communities on animal abuse, road
safety and more. She said, "We must in-
volve the community in crime solving to
Please see Police Page 19
By Canishka Alexander
Darryl Brown was not expecting to talk
about what he does for a living with local
police officers on July 27. But by the time
Sgt. Paul Johnson took him to the police
meeting held at the Dundas Town Burial
Society, he was ready.
As a retired federal fire investigator
from Florida with 26 years of experience,
Mr. Brown had many insightful tips to
share with the officers. Before he began,
though, Mr. Brown wanted to know if
there was a 911-system set in place when
reporting fires. Satisfied that there is, he
He pointed out that sometimes police of-
ficers have to respond to a call before the
fire department arrives on the scene. So as
first responders on a scene, they needed to
know what they should look for, how to
observe evidence and what they should do
to protect that evidence.
Sgt. Johnson told him that a lot of the
fires that have been occurring on the island
lately have been suspected to be arson.
When arson is suspected, Mr. Brown ex-
plained what they needed to look for when
they arrive at the scene.
His first tip was that a scene is one that
can never be duplicated. "What you see
is something you need to remember," he
said. "First responders are usually the crit-
ical link in the prosecution of an arsonist."
The five phases of operation that first
responders must abide by were also de-
scribed as critical: the initial call, en route
to the fire scene, arrival on the scene, fire
suppression and post suppression or over-
Mr. Brown said to document how the
initial call is received (VHF or telephone);
the identification, location and emotional
state of the caller, anything that is un-
usual, weather conditions, and the time
period. "Believe it or not, most arsonists
will report their own fires," he revealed.
"Something you should really pay attention
to are spectators in vehicles disasters al-
ways attract people. If you observe some-
one leaving as you're getting there, that's
unusual." The gender of the person is also
important because women also set fires.
He told them to be observant of the
same people and vehicles showing up at
Darryl Brown, a retired U.S. fire investigator, spoke to local police officers on July 27
about arson. He gave them tips for recognizing arson and watching for patterns typical
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make it effective."
Sgt. Christopher Farquharson said in
order to reach their goals in the reduc-
tion and prevention of serious crimes, they
need increased manpower as they deal with
stolen vessels, sexual offenses, break-ins
and assaults. He noted, however, that last
year by the end of June 25 boats had been
stolen, but this year in the same period of
time only five boats had been stolen and
three men have been arrested and charged
in court this year for these crimes.
On his report of the Central Police Sta-
tion, Sgt. Antoine Knowles reported that
of crimes against property there has been a
detection rate of 21 percent and of crimes
against persons there has been a 43 per-
cent rate of detection through the first six
months of 2010. Of the 317 person ar-
rested during this period, the majority of
offenses were stealing, shop breaking and
The newly appointed officer at the air-
port, Corp. Cassidy Smith, said that he has
been fairly busy since being transferred.
The majority of the arrests made have dealt
mainly with disorderly conduct. However,
he did make an arrest for an illegal fire-
arm. He made note that updates for secu-
rity at the airport are needed.
Though June has seen a decrease in
traffic accidents, Sgt. Jeremy Henfield
would like to see a reduction of at least 15
percent in occurrences by the end of this
year. He reported that so far this year there
have been two traffic related fatalities in
Abaco. He noted that more accidents oc-
cur on weekends, and he hopes to provide
more public education and traffic reports in
hopes of curbing these problems.
Abaco's Suptintendent of Police, Noel
Curry, said it was their goal to be open
and share more with the public, noting that
"information is more effective if we share
it." He concluded, "We are kept sharp by
your input and observations."
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A break-in occurred on the evening on ping center and dropped some of the stolen
August 8 at the Brass and Leather store items on their escape, as some of the stolen
in the Abaco Shopping Centre in Marsh items were found there by police.
Harbour. The manager
of the store said that
the loss of merchan- i .
dise was minimal. The -
only physical damage
was the shattered door
which has now been
Print Shop owner Ruth
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premises when Sure
Alarms alerted her that
the alarm system at
Brass and Leather had
Police were already
at the scene when she
arrived, and the bur-
glars had fled. It is
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Point was held on
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lowed in the
by his chil-
(Emil), Susy, Jan
ron, Christine (Th
Alex, Anne Marie,
nelia, Emil Johnn
(Kyle); Gerard Jr.
Jan (Ricardo), J
Jevon Clyde (Yol
Joy (Derek), Ke
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Kyra, Kadijah, Br
Jaivin, Jhemz, Aa
Akeva, Arshelle, I
Joel, Joanna, Jor
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Myles, Shanell, Ar
Adrian III; nieces
vice for Captain Ernest Audric Dean, Prescola Penn, Whitney and Tavaris Edgeci
MBE JP, 95, of Sandy Hercules Clarke, Sheila Pratt, James, Wil- Nathaniel, Jac
August 14th at the As- lie, Johnny, Bob and Stanley White, Sil- and Pedro Dean
Church in Sandy Point. bert Fox, Lessie Rolle, Barbara Jenkins, Prince, Mark M
ls officiated assisted by Rudolph and Jimmy Lightbourne, Diane Anderson Jr, A
Smith, Genice Armbrister, Randy, Danny, ry, Desmond S
Deon and Kenny Lightfoot and Wilfred nia, Lloyde an
Clarke; foster children, Shirley Burrows Anastacia Cart
and Virginia Wells; sister-in-law Glacie Ladrisha, Latic
Dean; caregivers Sherine, Carla Walker sha, Nicola,
and Barbara Sands; and many other rela- Sharlene, Nita,
tives and friends. Capt. Ernest Alexander Samone, Alexa
Dean, MBE, JP, nia Thompson,
The funeral service for Vernal Charles Carla Wright,
Reckley, 61, of Murphy Town was held Curry, Alvina,
Capt. Ernest Dean
on July 17. Pastor A.B. Lewis officiated Mary, Laquitta
nes, Marcus (Marilyn), assisted by Rev Nathaniel Heild. Interment brothers-in-law
Salomie, Carolyn, Sha- followed in the Public Cemetery in Mur- son, Alison Br
lomas) and Ernest (Ce- phy Town. Brown, Helen
grandchildren Akilah, He is sur- ley, Margaret
Anaya, Cecily, Cedric, vived by his Leslie McKen
en, Dianne, Evony, Er- wife Ma- Brown, Godfri
y (Cyd), Gian, Garnell ria Reck- Johnson; aunts
,Inga, Jayette (Julian), ley; mother Swain and Ma
anae, Jeremy (Carla), Dolly Davis; ald Swain and
landa), Jonelle, Jontue, mother-in- Lavanya, Kare
-va, Latrelle (Christo- law Mae Shavanya, Kait
rcus Jr., Mia, Michelle Brown; chil- Dariel, Carlish
Percy, Quincy, Santia, dren Rolon- Vernal Charles Reckley ba, Denesha,
), Tammy (Julian), Val- do Levi, Mashell Grant, Meloine Reckley grandnephews
ssa (Grafton Jr.), Vashti; and Vernal Reckley; stepsons Donavin ieon, Atrean,
n Grafton III, Vonya, Rolle and Mario; stepdaughter Rosa Alex- Paul Jr, Lanarr
I, Kyas, Adrian, Deano, is; sisters Karen Antonio, Mary McKen- drea, Alindour.
:e, Jayce, Kyle, Kyree, zie, Peteral Williams, Margaret Williams, Andrew, Lanar
rittany, Todd Jr., Tate, Judy Wilmore, Venita, Haziel, Elgis, and Lazario; gi
ranae, Zaia, Arthur Jr., Margaret and Ada Reckley; brothers Da- Nathalee and
Kristen, Julian Jr., Jude, vid Williams, Mervin, Nelson, Roland and McKenzie, Ash
dan, Tyler, Chandler, John Reckley; nephews Brian, Latherion, Levi, Pishell, P
:aitlin, Alex Jr., Anaya, Lavardo, Lorenza, O'Brien, Matthew, Lakia Thompsi
turo, Shanaii, Shavanee; Nathaniel, Makemo, Dominic Johnson, step-granddaugh
children Akeem, Anaya, Kenneth Knowles, Samuel Brown Jr, step-grandson
and nephews Cyril and Mervin and Reginald Brown, Elvis and law Gary Alexi
ombe, Stephen Woodside,
kson Blatch, Christopher
n, Pablo, Nigel, Theodore,
McDonald, Dennis, Garvin,
intonio, Ashton, Paul Cur-
Swain, Anthony, Paul, Ju-
d Stephen; nieces Tamera,
wright, Meoshi, Shenique,
ha, Kiajaha, Kavanti, Kadi-
Valarie, Kitty, Bridgette,
Audrey, Marion Ramsey,
and Savannah Brown, So-
Carla Bowe, Carla Parker,
Sonia, Patrona, Samantha
Ashley, Gerraine, Crystal,
a and Chaka; grandnieces;
; sisters-in-law Lois John-
own, Roslyn Dean, Olivia
Deaveaux, Jestina Reck-
Reckley, Wilton, Antonio,
zie, Samuel and Reginald
ey Deaveaux and Shervin
Catherine Davis, Louise
aria Wallace; uncles Ron-
Henry Davis; grandnieces
n, Patreda, Raquel, Sky,
lyn, David Dean, Charlis,
la, Kara, Riqi, Lapatram-
Destiniqua and Kevinique;
Jeramiah, Shaqkeam, Sav-
David Jr, Delvon, Deon,
ael, Pedro Jr, Geo Jr, An-
, Shavaze, Tano, Fredrick,
*do, Aaron, Matayo, Kevin
grandchildren Edvan, Jamel,
Arlington Wells, Sherylica
iton Miller, Yolanda, Ryan
'ashae Grant, Jessica Kemp,
on and Thomas Grant Jr;
hter Roshawnda Alexis;
Brandon Alexis; sons-in-
s and Thomas Grant; great-
grandchild Seniah Wells; and many other
relatives and friends.
The funeral service for Miriam
"Mama" Davis, 89, of Moore's Island
was held on July 31 at St. Matthew Baptist
Church on Moore's Island. Pastor Geneva
Williams officiated assisted by Rev. Ish-
mael Williams, Pastor Nixon Simms, Pas-
tor Preston Knowles and Pastor Anthony
Williams. Interment was in Moore's Island
her sons Ru-
son Mitch- Miriam "Mama" Davis
ters Maxine Gaitor, Rosebud Greene,
Shelia Davis, Issie Mitchell and Sharon
Stuart; special friend Joseph Mitchell;
adopted sister Monica Reckley; adopted
brother Eddie Reckley; sons-in-law Har-
rison Gaitor and Norman Stuart; daugh-
ters-in-law Denise and Charlotte Mitchell;
nieces Rosenell Lightbourne, Jane Davis,
Cora Hill, Julia. Kelly and Anicia Davis,
Joann, Charity and Ruby; nephews Frank-
lyn Hunt, Leon and Michael Davis, Jim-
my, Hughlin and Stencil; grandchildren
Betty Johnson, Eleanor Davis, Sharmaine
Greene, Francis Davis, Samuel, Christo-
pher and Michael Greene, Isaiah, Nelson,
Duston, Deandrea and Normanique Stuart,
Godfrey Mitchell Jr, Brian Fox, Deorna
Rolle, Selena, Crystal, Felecia, Miriam,
Diedre, Tyanne and Tamyah Davis, Ken-
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Obituaries From Page 20
ny Mitchell, Lenny; Lamatto, Lendricka
and Frisco Scott, Officer Lenicka Scott,
Bradley Stuart, Renaldo Roberts, Carlton
Brown; step-grandchildren Marcel and An-
thony Toussaint and Dayvon; great-grand-
children Clement Stuart, Anwar, Ansel and
Anadescha Johnson, Melrose Davis, Tevin
McKenzie, Stephen Greene, Deandre Fer-
guson, Micheala and Michelle Greene,
Breon and Briantino Fox, Lennisha Scott,
Kennisha Mitchell, Denijah Humes, Emer-
son Rolle Jr, Shawnique Lightbourne, Jus-
tin Thompson, Dominique Hield, Daisha,
Malik Arthur, Sapphire; great-grandchil-
dren Christiano Thompson, Ansel Jr and
Shavanno Johnson, niece-in-law Eucyline
Hunt; nephews-in-law Llewellyn Light-
bourne and Buster Davis, sisters-in-law
Mella Davis and Doris Swain and Leotha
Reckley, grandsons-in-law Andy Johnson,
Tyrone Davis, Emerson Rolle Sr; grand-
daughters-in-law Charnale Fox and Toni
Stuart; godchild Glacy Greene; and many
other relatives and friends.
Susan Stuart, 67, of Moore's Island
died in Freeport, Grand Bahama, on Au-
She is survived by her sons Sherman,
na Stuart, Susan Stuart
and Terry Stuart; numerous grandchildren;
sister Rosemary Davis; brother Reginal
Lightbourne; numerous nieces and neph-
ews; daughters-in-law Monique, Sharon
and Kenra Stuart; and many other relatives
Sr., 68, of
died at his
August 3. Arthur Charles Roberts Sr.
BEC reads meters electronically
By Timothy Roberts
In an effort to better educate the pub-
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Electricity Corporation (BEC) explained
to the press the process and then took them
on a meter reading route to show exactly
how it works.
Mr. Ellis Gibson explained that the old
method of walking up to a meter and read-
ing the number is "pretty much obsolete."
BEC is currently employing radio frequen-
cy technology in the reading of meters
by either a handheld device or a portable
computer, also called a mobile collector.
He explained that meter reading is "more
efficient and much faster with the new
Mr. Marvin Mills demonstrated how
they use the handheld device, which has
a range of 300-400 feet and reads a wire-
less signal which is transmitted from the
customer's meter. They first upload to the
device a route which has the customer's
information and location including their
electronic radio transmitter number from
the main computer. The device is then
configured by the meter reader to search
for a signal from the meter.
The meter's unique ID is matched with
a customer's name and account, and the
device records the current meter reading
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process eliminates mistakes in the accuracy
of readings by removing the possibility of
Mr. Mills said, "Customers are always
wondering if we are mixing up readings,
but it's not possible to do that because ev-
erybody has their [unique] identification."
The handheld units are primarily used
for the cays while the mobile collector,
which is the size of a small computer with
a small LCD screen mounted on top, is
used on the mainland.
The mobile collector has a radius of
about a mile. As soon as it is brought on-
line, it immediately starts picking up sig-
nals and automatically reads any meters in
range. During a ten-minute drive through
Dundas Town and Murphy Town over 200
meters were read.
Mr. Gibson said the process to read the
meters in Dundas Town used to take two
people up to two days previously. Now
meter readings can be done in less than two
hours. He said, "In places like Cooper's
Town, people see you drive through. But
because the area is so small, it's very few
corners you have to turn through to read all
If any houses are missed during a "drive
through," the name and location is shown
and the site can be revisited at another time
to ensure the reading is done.
Page 22 Section A
August 15 2010
utJoke Setteks to thCe ditok
Letters From Page 9
by local ministry
I am a licensed contractor who, in Octo-
ber 2008, was awarded five houses to build
as a part of the Spring City Project Phase
I. I write this letter to give a breakdown
of my grievances with this ministry, talk
about my wrongful termination, expose
some of the unethical practices that they
engage in and identify the large amount
of money that was stolen from me by the
manager on Abaco.
Initially, when this project began, the
contractors were told that we could pur-
chase materials from the United States
due to the minimal amount of money al-
located by the government to be spent on
each home. Additionally, we were told that
these items would be brought in duty free
which pleased all of us greatly.
It was not until after we all had signed
the contract that we were told that we had
to buy all materials from local suppliers.
As a result of this drastic change, we asked
for an increase in the price per square feet
of each structure to offset costs but were
denied. To appease us, the former Perma-
nent Secretary of this ministry stated that
an increase would be considered at the end
of the contract. When work began on the
houses, some minor increases were offered
and accepted. To add, payments were de-
layed weeks at a time and were always late
resulting in materials not being in place
and the timeline given unattainable.
Even though the above stated expresses
some of my initial grievances with this
ministry, grievances continued until I was
terminated and escalated to defamation of
character, law suits that keep me in and
out of courts, assaults, insults, and me be-
ing ordered by the judge to pay the mon-
ey owed or spend time in jail. The major
grievances I experienced were:
This ministry expected contractors to
complete five houses in three months
Insufficient increase to warrant the
high cost of purchasing supplies locally
Payments were always late resulting in
delays in construction
Denial of repayment of land clearing
money spent from my personal funds
Consistent pressure received from
this ministry to complete homes in three
months even though we were not being
paid on time and were not given additional
time to complete them
Absence of a licensed electrician (for
one month) to inspect houses which also
Additional expectations placed on me
and other contractors by the Nassau elec-
trical inspector who came to Abaco to fill
in for the sick local inspector
Termination of my contract on July
Even though the grievances stated above
are many, this matter took an ugly turn
two months prior to my termination in July
when the local manager asked me blatantly
how I would pay for my materials and la-
bor if my contract is terminated. I didn't
know what he was implying at first and
was quite taken back and even wondered
why he was asking me this question. I later
realized that he had plans to terminate me
to further his own personal agenda.
The reason for my dismissal is still un-
known. Since monies were not released
in a timely fashion, I had to dip into my
personal reserves to push these houses to
completion. I became financially exhausted
at this time and didn't have another penny
to contribute to these houses.
To add, I could not meet my own manly
obligations to my family or myself. The
last payment received was dated May 14,
2009, which was used to purchase materi-
als for the house I was 95 percent com-
pleted and to pay workers. It was after
this point that I requested my land clear-
ing money which was intentionally denied,
I believe, to frustrate and delay me, and
when the electrical inspector took sick de-
laying work. However, I still continued to
When I received the termination letter,
I complied with it and turned in the keys
to the local office. After this was done, I
called the permanent secretary's office in
Nassau and was told that the permanent
secretary involved with the contracts was
no longer with that ministry. For several
weeks, no one served in that position. It
wasn't until August that I was able to reach
the new permanent secretary.
When I spoke with her about my matter,
she claimed that she had no knowledge of
it. I also spoke with the minister of this
ministry who refused to get involved. I
continued calling, faxing, and sending in-
formation to Nassau regarding my situation
but no one wanted to deal with my matter.
I persisted with the calling but to no avail.
In fact, the minister himself stated that
there was no outstanding money owed to
me. At this point, the amount of money
outstanding to complete the four remaining
houses was $102,965. I am in possession
of all of my documentation to support all
that has been stated.
To be continued ...
Wants the law
to be just
I was arrested on Friday morning, July
23, 2010, in Dundas Town for damage to
a vehicle and held for two days. The police
just came and got me without any investi-
gation of the matter, only the request of a
member of our local government board or
one who claims I damaged their vehicle.
I tried explaining to officers that I was at
work during the incident in question but
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was ignored to the fullest. Some of my co-
workers/staff members came to the station
to verify my whereabouts, which was also
Please don't get me wrong, I have no
problem with the law, except when they
abuse their powers or take advantage. In
any event, that itself is against the laws
of our Bahamaland. It also compromises
the integrity of the Royal Bahamas Police
Force and should be investigated by the
corruption unit, if there is such a thing.
When I was told who made the com-
plaint against me, I then realized that our
government has allowed a man with cor-
rupt character to be a part of our local gov-
ernment who even tried running for MP
of my constituency. Knowing that, after he
became an adult, he changed his surname
as a cover up of his criminal background.
A few years ago when the Ocean View
Park was destroyed by the hurricanes, he
was responsible for the repairs. The funds
were issued but work for that time remains
to be seen and the funds accounted for. I
in turn wrote a report of his actions to the
Chief Counsellor at that time. An investi-
gation was carried out which resulted in a
public brawl between the administrator and
the accused. Most recently he has fallen
out with other members of the Town Com-
mittee because of his tainted image and his
lack of interest in his duties and failure to
comply with regulations, which made the
headlines in The Abaconian.
There are few, to say the least, who
are hiding behind uniforms and positions
who have managed to trick the public into
believing that they mean well. But I voice
to say that whenever our so-called leaders
live a double life or anything of that nature,
they, too, should be penalized as anybody
else would be. If justice is what we say it
is in our country, we then should start jus-
tifying ourselves from the top. Knowing
that since we look up to our leaders, they
should be better examples.
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Spanish Cay Resort 18 rm 6 hse 365-0083
Bahama Beach Club 88 units 365-8500
Island Dreams + 45 hse 365-8507
Treasure Cay Resort 95 rms 365-8801
Mark's Bungalows 4 units 365-8506
Abaco Estate Services 365-8752
Tangelo Hotel 19 rm 3 villa365-2222
Web Sites with Abaco Information
August 15, 2010
Police Marsh Harbour 367-2560 911
B. Electricity Corp 367-2727, 367-2846, 367-4667
Water& Sewerage 475-1499, 475-5518
The following services are provided by volunteers
Fire Marsh Harbour 367-2000
Fire Dundas Town 367-2935 or 4935
Fire -Hope Town VHF Ch 16
Fire Green Turtle Cay 365-4133
Fire Man-0-War 365-6911
Treasure Cay Fire & Rescue 365-9112
BASRA Bah Air Sea Rescue Assoc all areas Marine VHF 16
Hope Town 366-0500 Marsh Harbour 367-3752
GuanaCay 365-5178 Treasure Cay 365-8749
Abaco Family Medicine Marsh Harbour...367-2295
Auskell Advanced Medical Clinic .............367-0020
Marsh Harbour Medical Centre................367-0049
Government Clinic Marsh Harbour .........367-2510
Corbett Clinic Treasure Cay ...................365-8288
Government Clinic Cooper's Town .........365-0300
Government Clinic Green Turtle Cay .....365-4028
Government Clinic Hope Town ................366-0108
Government Clinic Sandy Point .............366-4010
Government Clinic Fox Town .................365-2172
Tourism's People-to-People program
Be matched with a local person or family with a similar interest such
as Bird watching, Attending church, Foreign language, School class
visit, Environmental interest. Marine, Native plants, History, Humane
Society, etc. This is not a dating service or an offer for a free meal
or lodging but an opportunity to meet someone locally with similar
interests. Call Tourism's Doranell Swain at 367-3067 for more informa-
tion. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Airlines Serving Abaco
Abaco Air Nassau, N Eleuthera, Moores Is 367-2266
American Eagle Miami 367-2231
Bahamasalr Nassau,W Palm B, Ft Laud 367-2095
Continental Connection Miami
Ft Laud and W Palm Beach 367-3415
Localr Fort Lauderdale 1-800-205-0730
Regional- Freeport 367-0446
Sky Bahamas- Nassau 367-0996
Southern Air Nassau 367-2498
Twin Air Calypso Fort Lauderdale 367-0140
Western Air Nassau 367-3722
Yellow Air Taxi Ft Lauderdale 367-0032
Local air charters serving Bahamas &
Abaco Air 367-2266
Cherokee Air Charters 367-3450
Abaco Dive Adventures, Marsh Harbour...... ............. 367-2963
Above & Below, Marsh Harbour.......................................... 367-0350
Dive Abaco 1978, Marsh Harbour.................................... 367-2787
Froggies, Hope Town..................................... ..... ...... 366-0431
Treasure Divers, Treasure Cay.............................................365-8571
Brendal's Dive, Green T. Cay............................................ 365-441 1
Dive Guana.......................................................... ...... ..... 365-5178
Man-0-W ar Dive Shop ..................................... ............. 365-6013
Taxi Cab Fares one or two passengers
Extra $3 for each passengers above two
Marsh Harbour Airport to (effective Dec 08)
Clinic, Downtown, Regattas, $10
Ab Bch Resort, Eastern Shore close, Ferry $15
Spring City $15
Dundas Town, Nat Ins bldg, CAbaco Primary Sch $15
Murphy Town & Great Cistern $20
Snake Cay $35
Casuarina Point $60
Cherokee, Winding Bay, Little Harbour $80
Bahama Palm Shore $90
Crossing Rocks $105
Sandy Point $150
Leisure Lee $50
Treasure Cay Airport, G Turtle ferry $80
Treasure Cay Resort $85
Fox Town $185
Between Marsh Harbour Ferry and:
Clinic, downtown, Ab Beach Hotel $10
Nat Ins Bldg, Murphy Town, Gr Cistern $10
Wait time $0.40 per minute, Hourly rate $40 per hour
Children under three free Caged pets as people
Luggage $0.75 each over two, large bags $1 ea.
Treasure Cay Airport to: Effective Dec085
Green Turtle Cay ferry dock $10
Madeira Park $20
Sand Banks $25
Treasure Cay Resort $30
Leisure Lee $45
Black Wood $20
Fire Road & Cooper's Town $40
Cedar Harbour $60
Wood Cay $70
Mount Hope $80
Fox Town $85
Crown Haven $90
Marsh Harbour airport $80
Green Turtle Ferry to Marsh H Airport $80
T Cay Hotel to Marsh Harbour X$65 + $10
T C Hotel to G Turtle Ferry (Blue Hole $24) X$18 + $5
T C Hotel to Bonefish Marles X$22 + $5
T C Hotel to Joe's Creek X$35 + $5
T C Hotel to Moxey X$16 + $5
Albert Lowe Museum .......................................Green Turtle Cay
Capt Roland Roberts House, reef exhibits.......Green Turtle Cay
Memorial Sculpture Garden.......................... Green Turtle Cay
Wyannie Malone Historical Museum........................Hope Town
Elbow Cay Light Station...........................................Hope Town
Walk to & swim on Mermaid Reef off M Harb. ..Pelican Shore
Drive to & swim in Blue Hole .............Treasure Cay farm road
Art studio & working foundry- ........................ Little Harbour
Working boatyards........................................... Man-0-War cay
Pocket beaches Crossing Beach in Marsh Harbour
Witches Point 3 miles S. of Marsh Harbour
Little Harbour 20 miles S. of Marsh Harbour
Cherokee 23 miles S of Marsh Harbour
Miles of beach are generally on ocean exposures
Treasure Cay Green Turtle Cay Guana Cay Elbow Cay
Man-0-War Cay Casuarina Point Bahama Palm Shore
Sandy Point & more
Items of interest Man-0-War boat yards Blackwood
blue hole & sisal mill Cedar Harbour plantation ruins need
guide Hole-in- Wall lighthouse last mile very rough road
Abaco wild horses by appointment 367-4805 Bird watching -
ask tourism 367-3067
Tours & Excursions
Abaco Eco Tours & Kayak rental 475--9616
Abaco Island Tours Marsh Harbour 367-2936
Abaco's Nature Adventure 559-9433
Above & Below Marsh Harbour 367-0350
Adventure on Prozac T Cay 365-8749
Brendals Dive Green Turtle Cay 365-4411
C & C Charters Treasure Cay 365-8506
Dive Abaco 1978, Marsh Harbour 367-2787
Excursion boat* Froggies* Hope T 366-0024
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Bluff House ................45....... F......365-4200
Green Turtle Club ......32....... F......365-4271
Black Sound Marina...15................365-4531
Other Shore Club.......12....... F......365-4195
Abaco Yacht Service..10....... F......365-4033
Treasure Cay Marinal50 ...... F......365-8250
Man-O-War Marina ...26....... F......365-6008
Boat Harbour Marinal83....... F......367-2736
Conch Inn...................75....... F .....367-4000
Harbour View Marina .36....... F .....367-2182
Marsh Harbour Marina52 F 367 2700
Hope Town Marina .....16................366-0003
Hope Town Hideaways...................366-0224
Lighthouse Marina .......6....... F......366-0154
Sea Spray..................60....... F......366-0065
Spanish Cay Marina...75....... F......365-0083
Bakers Bay Marina...158....... F......365-5802
Guana Hide-aways ....37................577-0003
Orchid Bay .................64 ...... F......365-5175
Boats can clear Customs at Green Turtle Cay,
Treasure Cay or Marsh Harbour
Ferry Schedules Departure times shown Daily service unless noted
Marsh Harbour to Hope Town or Man-0-War 20 minutes, Guana Cay 40 minutes
Albury's Ferry Service Ph 367-3147 or 367-0290 VHF Ch. 16 Hope Town & Man-O-War from Crossing Bch
Marsh Harbour > Hope Town 7:15 am 9 10:30 12:15 pm* 2 4 5:45
Return 8 am 9:45 11:30 1:30 pm* 3 4 5 6:30
Marsh Harbour > White Sound Contractor's special Mon Fri 7 am Return 5 pm
Marsh Harbour > Man-O-War 10:30 am 12:15 pm 4 5:45
Return 8 am 11:30 1:30 pm 5 Sundays
Marsh H. > Guana Cay (& Scotland Cay with advance notice) from Conch Inn or
(6:45am Union Jack Dock) 10:30 1:30 pm 3:30 holidays
Return 8 am 11:30 2:30 pm 4:45
Fare Adult prepaid oneway $15 / open return $25, Kids 6-11 half, Under 6 free (Phone after hours 359-6861)
Green Turtle Ferry Phone 365-4166, 4128, 4151 VHF Ch 16 Ten minute ride
Green T Cay to Treasure Cay Airport 8 am 9 II 12:15 1:30 3 4:30
T Cay Airport to Green T Cay 8:30 am 10:30 11:30 1:30 2:30 3:30 4:30 5
New Plymouth one way adult $10 (Children $7) Round trip $15 Extra to some G T Cay docks
Abaco Adventures Ph 365-8749 VHF Ch 16
Treasure Cay to Guana Cay Sunday Lv 12 & returns 4:45 p.m. $25 RT
T Cay to Man-O-War/ Hope Town Wed 9:30 am, return 4:30 pm $35 RT
T Cay to Guana Cay Sunset Cruise Fr $25, call for time
Pinder's Ferry Service Between Abaco & Grand Bahama -
Crown Haven, Abaco to McLean's Town, Grand Bah. -Daily 7:00 am & 2:30 pm
McLean's Town to Crown Haven return Daily 8:30 am & 4:30 pm
Fare $45 OW / $90 RT Children half fare Call Abaco 365-2356 for information
Bus between Freeport and McLean's Town Rental automobiles at both terminals.
Bahamas Ferries Sandy Point to Nassau under 4 Hr. Call Sandy Point 366-4119
or Marsh Harbour 367-5250 for sailing dates Adults $95 RT, $55 OW Cars & trucks
The Great Abaco Express Marsh Harbour charter bus to N Abaco Call 367-2165, Group tours
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Lucky Strike Hope T 366-0101
Sea Gull Hope Town 366-0266
A Salt Weapon Hope Town 366-0245
Down Deep 366-3143
Local Boy 366-0528
Back Breaker 365-5140
Bikes & Scooters Boats Cars &
Rentals Marsh Harbour
A & P Car Rentals ............................. 367-2655
B & B Boat Rentals............................ 367-7368
Bargain Car Rentals........................... 367-0500
Blue Wave Boat Rentals ...................367-3910
Concept Boat Rentals........................ 367-5570
Power Cat Boat Rentals ............................
Quality Star Car Rentals (Texaco) ..... 367-2979
Rainbow Boat Rentals ..................... 367-4602
Rental Wheels Scooters, Bikes, Cars 367-4643
Rich's Boat Rentals .......................... 367-2742
Sea Horse Boat Rentals ................... 367-2513
Sea Star Car Rentals ................ 367-4887
Green Turtle Cay
Bay Street Rentals + ........477-5300 365-4070
Brendals Dive Bikes & Kayak rental ...365-4411
C & D Cart Rental ............................. 365-4084
D & P Cart Rental ........................... 365-4655
Donnie's Boat Rentals......................... 365-4119
New Plymouth Cart Rentals.. 365-4188 or 4149
Reef Boat Rentals ............................. 365-4145
Sea Side Carts & Bikes...................... 365-4147
T & A Cart Rentals.............................. 375-8055
Donna Sands Cart Rentals ..............365-5195
Dive Guana Boats & Bikes................. 365-5178
Orchid Bay Cart rentals...................... 354-5175
Conch Pearl Boat Rentals.................. 365-6502
Island Treasures Cart Rentals ........... 365-6072
Ria-Mar Golf Cart Rentals.................. 365-6024
Waterways Boat Rental ..357-6540 & 365-6143
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
Adventure on Prozac Kayak .............365-8749
Alison Car Rent ................................. 365-8193
Cash's Carts....................................... 365-8771
Claridge's Cart Rentals ..................... 365-8248
Cornish Car Rentals........................... 365-8623
JIC Boat Rentals ............................... 365-8582
Triple J Car Rentals ........................... 365-8761
Abaco Adventures Kayaks .............. 365-8749
Patrick Roberts .. 366-4286
Ferdinand Burrows 366-4133
Anthony Bain ......366-4107
Floyd Burrows ....366-4175
Links Adderly ...... 366-4335
Ricky Burrows .... 366-4233
Jody Albury ......... 375-8068
Richard Albury..... 367-0367
Terrance Davis.... 367-4464
Justin Sands ...... 367-3526
Danny Sawyer..... 367-3577
Jay Sawyer ........367-3941
Restaurants Services Transportation
Compliments of The Abaconian All phones use area code 242 u
www.abaconian.com I Bonefish Guides David Ab
Tony Russell .......366-3259
Will Sawyer............. 366-2177
Marty Sawyer....... 366-2115
Noel Lowe ...............366-2107
Randy Sawyer .........366-2284
Junior Albury ...........366-3058
Maitland Lowe ........366-0234
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
To Abaco by land and sea from Florida Take Discovery Cruise
Line (954-971-7347) from Ft. Lauderdale to Freeport Bus to McLeans Town *
Ferry to Crown Haven Bus, taxi or rental car to Green Turtle Ferry or Marsh
Harbour *Taxi to Marsh Harbour ferry dock Ferry to Hope Town, Man-0-War
or Guana Cay Its an adventure
Prices $ Low, $$ Moderate, $$$ Upper
(Based on dinner entree range)
+ Picnic tables & restroom only t Provides ride from town
Anglers.........................$$$ ....... ....367-2158
B lue M arlin .........................$ .............367-2002
Curly Tails ......................$$$ .............367-4444
G ino's.................................$ ......... 367-7272
Golden Grouper .............$ ...........367-2301
Island Cafe .........................$ ............. 367-6444
Jam ie's Place.....................$ .............367-2880
Jib Room .........................$$ .............367-2700
Kentucky Fried Chicken..................367-2615
Mangoes ......................$$$ .............367-2366
P in a c le ............ ... ............. ... .... .. ...... ............
Pop's Place ........................$ .....+....367-3796
Sea Shells .........................$ .............367-4460
Snack Shack .....................$ .....+....367-4005
Signatire Sub Sandwiches................ 367-3664
W allys .......................... $$$ .............367-2074
Abaco Inn .....................$$$ .............366-0133
Cap'n Jacks .......................$ .............366-0247
Harbour's Edge............... $$ ...........366-0087
H T Harbour Lodge .......$$$ .............366-0095
Munchies ........................... +.. ......366-0423
OnDa Beach ......................................366-0558
Sea Spray ......................$$ ..... :.....366-0065
Sugar Shack .... ............. ..... ..366-0788
Cracker P's................................. 366-3139
Hibiscus Cafe ...........................365-6380
Island Treats Snack Bar.....................365-6501
Grabbers ........................$$$ .............365-5133
N ippers ..........................$$$ ............365-5143
Orchid Bay .....................$$$ .............265-5175
Florence's Cafe ................$
Harbour Cafe ....................$ .............365-8635
Hudson's Delight ......... $ ............365-8648
Spinnaker Restaurant ...$$$.............365-8469
Traveller's Rest .......................... 365-8654
Touch of Class .............$$$ .............365-8195
Green Turtle Cay
Bluff House.....................$$$ .............365-4200
Jolly Roger Bistro ..........$$ .............365-4200
Green Turtle Club ..........$$$ .............365-4271
Harvey's Island Grill.........$$ .............365-4389
Laura's Kitchen ...............$$.............365-4287
Mclntosh's Restaurant ....$$.............365-4625
Miss Emily's Restaurant.....................365-4181
New Plymouth Inn..............................365-4161
Pineapples ...................................... 365-4226
Plymouth Rock Cafe .......................365-4234
Rooster's Rest ................$$ ....... ....365-4066
Wrecking Tree Restaurant
Pete & Gays .................$$$ ............366-4119
Rickmon Bonefish Lodge................... 366-4477
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VOLUME 18 NUMBER 16
AUGUST 15th, 2010
Maxwell's Supermarket is open
New improved store replaces one destroyed in 2008
Maxwell's Supermarket, a state-of-the-art model store, opened on August 13, replacing the old Maxwell's that was destroyed by
fire in August 2008. The building has been under construction for 22 months. It features the newest technology, employs the most
efficient methods of merchandising and is very impressive. Abaco has come a long way in the past 50 years from tiny shops mostly
without refrigeration or even adding machines to now offer a store that grocery merchandisers come to admire. Soon to open will be
Furniture Plus adjoining the supermarket.
By Timothy Roberts
Almost two years after fire ravaged
Maxwell's Supermarket, it is now opening
in a new location and features over 45,000
square feet of spacious aisles along with
almost 600 linear feet of cooler space.
Opening on August 13, it is bringing a
new and excellent grocery store experi-
ence to its customers.
The new store, located on Pole Line
Drive, has 13 aisles as well as a health and
beauty care section, house and auto care
sections and specialty items. Nine check-
out counters, fully computerized include
extra displays for customers to see their
items as they are rung up.
The store has an extensive network of
security cameras throughout the store as
well as an extensive fire protection system
including a sprinkler system (one for every
12 square feet) and a 30,000 gallon rain-
water cistern to provide more than enough
water in the event of an emergency.
The spacious store will bring more va-
riety of products and is expected to be able
to serve Abaco and its steady population
growth for years to come.
Please see Maxwell's Page 19
Blue Holes are featured
in National Geographic
Walker's Cay purchase is
approved by government
By Jennifer Hudson
The spectacular underwater caves of the
Bahamas are the subject of the lead story
in the August 2010 issue of National Geo-
graphic magazine just released. The ac-
count of journalist Andrew Todhunter's
diving experiences in Bahamian blue holes
makes very interesting reading and the
photography is stunning.
In the summer and fall of 2009 a multi-
disciplinary cave-diving and scientific team
spent two months studying blue holes on
seven Bahamian Islands including Abaco,
gathering data which can give insights into
geology, water chemistry, paleontology,
archaeology and even astro-biology. Fund-
ed by the National Geographic Society in
collaboration with the National Museum
Please see Blue Holes Page 16
several Abaco schools
The Hon. Neko Grant, Minister of Works, visited several schools i i,' he was on Abaco
on July 30. He was inspecting buildings and hearing about problems. Many of the con-
cerns related to electrical problems. Mr. Grant is shown here on the right at the Amy
Roberts Primary School on Green Turtle Cay. Also pictured are Dr. Lenora Black,
Abaco's Education Superintendent; Donnie Adderley Outten; Administrator Maxine Dun-
combe; Administrator Theophilus Cox; and Mr. Grant. See story on page 2.
By Timothy Roberts
Victoria House IBC, a Turks and Ca-
icos-based company, is expected to close
on the purchase of Walker's Cay in Aba-
co as early as October for an undisclosed
price. This is according to a press release
made on August 3 by AlphaCRE, a Geor-
gia-based brokerage firm.
The Bahamas Investment Authority has
endorsed the deal for the purchase and rede-
velopment of the island which will include
two hotels with more than 100 rooms, 18
half-acre beachfront properties, 28 con-
dominiums, 10,000 square feet of office
space, dry storage for 48 boats, a 258-slip
marina, a yacht club and a 2,800-foot-long
The Walker's Cay Hotel and Marina
was closed in 2004 after consecutive hur-
ricanes effectively shut the island down.
"The developers have created a solid
plan for Walker's Cay re-emergence,"
said Scott French, president of AlphaCRE.
"Combined with a top-shelf professional
Please see Walker's Cay Page 18
Expert explains soil
chemistry to farmers
Dr. Robert Taylor, center, a soil expert who is the Dean of the School of Agricultural
and Environmental Sciences at Alabama A&M University, held a seminar for Abaco
farmers to explain the connection between soil chemistry and successful farming. He
came as guest of Edison Key, Chairman of the Bahamas Agricultural and Industrial
Corporation. Mr. Key, right, is interested in what Dr. Taylor is explaining -/I ,i' Ar-
nold Dorsett, Assistant General Manager, Agricultre Department, listens. See story
on page 19.
Minister says school will be ready to open
By Timothy Roberts
The Hon. Neko Grant, Minister of Pub-
lic Works and Transport, toured several
schools on Abaco during his visit on July
30 to review off-season works and repairs
being done. He visited Abaco Central
High, S.C. Bootle, Cooper's Town Pri-
mary School and Amy Roberts School on
Green Turtle Cay.
At Abaco Central High the parking
lot has been paved. However, Mr. Grant
noted that corrections to the work were
necessary. He said that when the paving is
completed, much needed landscaping will
Electrical issues were brought to his
attention at several schools. Schools are
generally built with no provision for ex-
pansion. Consequently as new buildings,
rooms and wings are constructed, electrical
service is often a patchwork arrangement.
Frequently, an entirely new service, me-
ter and deposit are requested as being the
most expeditious solution. However, extra
meters at a school facility are not the most
economical solution for the long term.
The electrical service to Amy Roberts
School On Green Turtle Cay is marginal
in capacity as breakers constantly trip due
The water supply to remote restrooms
at S.C. Bootle High School is by well
and water pump that is separate from the
public water supply at the main core of
classrooms. This causes problems with the
proper flushing of the toilets. The solution
has been to close the restrooms and require
students to use the facilities on the main
The minister and his staff took notes and
will make recommendations.
Mr. Grant expects all work in progress
now will be completed before schools open
on August 30. He is pleased with the prog-
ress so far.
Principal Huel Moss of S.C. Bootle High School, right, is discussing his school problems
with Dr. Lenora Black, Abaco Education Superintendent, and Minister of Works Neko
Grant. Listening are John Canton, Director of Works, and Cardwell Pratt, Deputy Di-
The Hon. Neko Grant was pleased with the paving of the parking area at Abaco Central
High School. Mr. Grant is shown in the right center of the photo.
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August 15 2010
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MARSH HARBOUR #5233
ST.CHARLES PLACE SUNRISE BAY Stunning 4
bed 4 bath home with direct beach access
and private dock slip. US$2,500,000.
MARSH HARBOUR #5162
WATERFRONT SUR LA MER EASTERN SHORES
2 bed 2 bath plus bonus room & decks. Desirable
neighbourhood. Steps to beach.US$840,000.
Lydia. Bodam er@Sothebys Realtycom
MARSH HARBOUR #5155
WATERFRONT HIDoEAWA Sea to sea .150' dock
& beat lift. Main house with I 1/2 bed I 1/2 bath,
guest quarters with 2 bed 2 bath.US$1,795,000.
MARSH HARBOUR #5283
THOMPSON HOUSE BARRACUDA LANE
3 bed 3 bath newly built with modern
kitchen, high end appliances. $492,000.
MARSH HARBOUR #5159
SKYVIEW 4 bed, 360 degree views, swimming
pool, recreation room. wrap around covered
TREASURE CAY #5290
CAMELOT BEACHFRONT 7,793 sq. ft., 2
bed 2 bath guest cottage, & pool overlooking
Treasure Cay beach. US$5,800,000.
WATERFRONT 3 bed 3 bath on Eastern Shores with
2 docks,boat lifts.swimmingpool. US$985,000.
TREASURE CAY #2875
CANALFRONT 5 bed 4 bath beautiful
huge 5,500 sq.ft. family home with
100' dock on 5 lots. US$1,990,000.
MARSH HARBOUR #4989
WATERFRONT -New 4b/3b home
with dockage. Gorgeous pool with
sea views. Guest Cottage. US$995,000.
TREASURE CAY #4969
BEST PRICED CANALFRONT HOME IN TREASURE
CAY Fully furnished 3 bed 3 bath on 90 ft. of
canal. Fully serviced dock. US$1,200,000.
TREASURE CAY #5129
BEACHFRONT Luxurious, upscale.
spacious 3. 4 & 5 bed condos. First-rate
rentals.Greatprices.Call for thedeal of the day!
TREASURE CAY #3877
ROCK POINT LANDING 3 bed 3 bath situated
at the entrances to both Treasure Cay and
also Gun Powder Creek. $1,100,000.
ROYAL PALM 2321 End unit 2 bed/2
bath condo on marina with dock,
boatlift, storage shed. $489,000.
TREASURE CAY #3897
PAPI'S PALACE Great value home on TC
beach. Furnished, new 3 bed 2 bath 2 storey
home. Excellent for rentals. $795,000.
ATLANTIS2207- CANAL FRONT CONDOMINIUM
Two storey comfortable 2 bed 2 bath with dock
and garage. Pool. Great views. $465,000.
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HOPE COTTAGE 4 bed 4 bath home in
Ritz Carlton's Winding Bay with every
imaginable option included. US$1,800,000.
U.tGIN L UKIILE UtAY 49y
GILLIAM BAY ESTATE -1.7 acres. Best price
on Green Turtle Cay Beach. Highly desirable
neighbourhood. Eisting2 bed home. US$700,000.
GUANA AY #53551
WATERFRONT ORCHID BAY 5 bed 3 bath
home. Access to pool, tennis & beach. Fishing,
snorkeling off private 65' dock US$1,550,000.
WINDING BAY #5126 & #5127
THE ABACO CLUB World class beach offers
total privacy behind the gates of the unique Ritz
Carlton Club US$1,500,000. $2,500,000
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60 ft. wide by 84 ft. deep. $375,000.
GUANA CAY #5350 GUANA CAY #4964
ORCHID BAY Enjoy panormaic views. Luxury 5 BELLAVITA BEACHFRONT 3 bed 3 bath home
bed 4.5 bath on 4 acres. highest point in Orchid Bay plus 5 extra lots. Snorkeling outside your door,
Patio&poolforprivatesunbathing. US$2,250,000. short walk to amenities. US$2,250,000.
5.75 ACRES Deepwater access.
Protected boat basin. The ultimate in
privacy with beach access. US$995,000.
George Damianos Kerry Sullivan Laurie Schreiner Jane Patterson
Broker, Owner Broker EstateAgent EstateAgent
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MAN-O-WAR CAY #5064
ANNE BONNY WATERFRONT Charming
down east 3 bed cottage with 360 degree views.
40 ft of frontage. 16,959 sq.ft. US$725,000.
Lydia Bodamer ChrisAlbury
t242.367.5046 t 242.367.5046
SCHOONER BAY #5671
WATERFRONT LOT HARBOUR ISLAND
52 ft on harbour facing Schooner Bay Village.
Developer will design build home. Enjoy a
seaside golf cart community. $160,000.
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waterfrntforthe perfect development.Baches.prime
landprotected harbours,deepwatec US$5,900,000.
#4071 BAHAMA PALM SHORES Lot 43 Good residential area. $30,000. Bill Albury
#4632 MARSH HARBOUR High Rocks waterfront lot. High elevation,views. $599k Bill Albury
#4888 TURTLE ROCKS I OAcresWater access,good elevations. $349,000. Lydia Bodamer
#5157 TURTLE ROCKS NEW PRICE Hill top 16,969 sq. ft. $69,900. Lydia Bodamer
#4803 Choice Canalfront Lot. $270,000. Stan Sawyer
#5116 3 bed 3 bath home with 130 ft of beachfront. $850,000. Stan Sawyer
#5601 Ocean Blvd Lot 82, Block 2. 10,560 sq.ft. $90,000. Stan Sawyer
#5607 NEW LISTING Rock Point Lot 4 $320,000. Stan Sawyer
#5114 BeachTownhouse steps to beach. End Unit. $389,000. Stan Sawyer
#2516 Crosswinds -4 bed 3 bath home on large lot. $710,000. Stan Sawyer
#4493 GREENTURTLE CAY Leeward Yacht Club Lots & house packages. From $275,000.
#4533 GUANA CAY Dolphin Beach Estates. Lot 68 HilltopView. $180,000. BillAlbury
#5121 GUANA CAY Lot 32/32ATwo elevated lots total 23,000 sq.ft. 90 ft of waterfront with a
dock. $500,000. Jane Patterson
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August 15th, 2010
News of the Cays
Green Turtle Cay
Swim race raises funds
The First Annual Green Turtle Cay
Swim-a-thon was held in the Sea of Abaco
on August 7. The 2.5-mile swim began at
the Treasure Cay ferry dock on the main-
land of Abaco and ended at Pineapples on
Green Turtle Cay. Sixty-one people par-
ticipated in the event.
The idea of the 2.5-mile swim began as a
challenge between Dr. John Shedd and his
son, John IV. Dr. Shedd then challenged
Facebook friends to join them to swim,
kayak or paddle across the open water to
Pineapples for a day of fun. The event
took on a whole new meaning in early July
when Dr. Shedd's 15-year-old patient,
Taylor Sawyer, was diagnosed with a brain
tumor. The "fun swim" would become a
fund raiser. Friends spread the word on
Facebook and sponsor sheets were circu-
lated. In less than a month the event was
organized, swimmers were sponsored and
chase boats signed up to keep the swim-
August 7 was a beautiful day for swim-
ming. Hundreds of people cross the 2.5
miles between Green Turtle Cay and the
mainland of Abaco each week, but the idea
of swimming across had not entered too
many minds. In an effort to encourage as
many persons as possible, the rules were
relaxed to allow masks, snorkels and fins.
At 10:30 a.m. participants lined up at the
ferry dock to register before making their
way to the water. Red buoys were in place
to guide the swimmers across and chase
boats waited to follow the swimmers. The
start time coincided with low tide to mini-
mize the ef-
fect of the
11 a.m. the
the Sea of
into a chase
Sawyer has been diag-
nosed with a brain tumor
that has robbed him of his
be disqualified if they got
boat for a rest. The swim-
mers ranged in ages from under 10 years
to "retirement." The first swimmer to ar-
rive at Pineapples in less than one hour was
John Shedd IV, who swam without fins!
He was followed by Andrea Sands, Wil-
lis Levarity, Andrew McIntosh and Dr.
Shedd. For the next two hours adults and
children came ashore to finish the 2.5 mile
swim. The fun did not end with the swim;
the fund raiser continued at Pineapples as
friends and family purchased Bahamian
dinners, conch salad, desserts and Gully
Wash. The event was very successful and
the funds will help with Taylor's medical
expenses. Dr. Shedd, Jeremy Wong and
everyone who helped are to be commended
for organizing a very successful event for a
very worthy cause.
Taylor Sawyer is the 15-year-old son of
Ronnie and Janet Sawyer of Green Turtle
Please see Cays Page 6
The response to the first Green Turtle Cay Swim-a-thon was enthusiastic, especially be-
cause it was raising funds for Taylor Sawyer, diagnosed with a brain tumor. This is some
of the group registering at the Treasure Cay ferry dock.
TROPICAL SHIPPING'S LCL CARGO RECEIVING LOCATION FOR MARSH HARBOUR
CUSTOMERS HAS MOVED TO 2900 TUXEDO AVE, WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA.
This new facility will allow Marsh Harbour customers making purchases in West Palm
Beach as well as local West Palm Beach businesses to drop off their cargo at a location
that is conveniently located near downtown and the airport. There is no change to your
rate level when utilizing this service. Customers can deliver their cargo Monday-Friday
8:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m. Commercial cargo is required to be pre-booked prior to
delivery. Cargo and documentation cut-offs are Thursday at 2:00 p.m
SHePi NO For Bookings call
These swimmers have begun the Green Turtle Cay Swim-a-thon at the Treasure Cay ferry
dock. The 2.5 mile race ended at Pineapples in New Ph lii,,, il The rules were lax: with
or without fins, rest stops allowed, everyone a winner.
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1. CARLETON LANDING
Prestigious Canal Front Development offering
Carriage House units in blocks of four plus
individual cottages. Both offer docks/ boat
slips as well as golf cart or car garages.
Prices start at $680,000 + 14%
2. NEW LUXURY WATERFRONT CONDOS
"PINEAPPLE POINT RESORT" Luxury
gated community Treasure Cay's newest
waterfront development. 2 bed/ 2 bath
and 3 bed/ 3 bath condos with availability
of private boat slips. Pre-construction price
starting at $529,000 net (plus closing
costs). MUST SEE! Great investment oppor-
tunity and a great location in Treasure Cay!
3. THE COTTAGES
Now the newest oceanfront development
on Treasure Cay beach comprising 10
individual luxury units
Starting at $595,000 + 12% closing
4. BAHAMA BEACH CLUB
Luxury condominium project on Treasure
Cay Beach. 3 bed / 3 bath / Den / Lanai / on-
site pool and many other features
Starting at $907,500 Plus 14% closing
5. ROYAL POINCIANA TOWNHOUSES
On-site pool and tennis, newly completed
luxury townhouse units directly on
Treaure Cay each totalling 3 bed/4 1/2
baths plus loft bedroom/den
Ground floor garage, 2 bed/ 2 bath with
ocean front patio
First floor open concept living / dining/
kitchen plus master bedroom suite, all
ocean views with patio/ balcony
Loft bedroom/ den with ocean view
MLS $2,075,000 + 7.5% Closing
6. PALM BAY DEVELOPMENT
"Palm Bay" Unit #3 4 bed/ 3/2 bath fully fur
nished Town House with garage and boat
slip with 20' beam. Located at Palm Bay
Development 2,000 +/- sq. ft.
$856,250 EXC + 7.5%
"Palm Bay" Unit #5 Waterfront Townhouse
fully furnished. Lower level 2 bed/ 2 bath
with garage. Upper level master bed with
powder room. Dock, 25' Carolina skiff
w/250 HP Evinrude engine GEO Tracker,
$1,200,000 + 7.5%
Anchorage Estates Multi-family Lots 128'
water front, 22,448 sq. ft. Good investment
Price $474,000 EXC
"NEW" STORAGE UNITS, centrally located in
Treasure Cay town centre. Storage units come
in assorted sizes for boats, cars, golf carts and
"stuff." EXC. Starting at $25,000 FGS
STORAGE / GARAr '" 1' 6" deep, 11'
8" wide UNIDF sale at the low
price CON AC ,
MARINA VIEW VILLA
Recently completed delightful villa with great
marina view and access. Modern 2 bed/ 2
bath CBS fully furnished home, 1020 sq.
ft. plus porches and garden area. Must see to
appreciate. FGS $479,000 EXC
Unit #4 Upstairs 3 bed/2bath fully furnished,
direct beach access. Good rental investment
EXC. $334,825 + 7.5%
Townhouse condos with on- site tennis, heated
pool, office, laundry
Marina view, 2 bed/ 2 bath and unit fully
furnished- storm shutters- good rental
potential $271,500 + 7.5% closing
Marina view, 2 bed/ 1 1/2 bath fully, furnished
including garage plus vehicle. Good rental
potential. EXC $300,000 FGS
Canal front condos with on site tennis and pool
2 bed/ 2 bath lower unit with marina view.
12 ft. boat slip with 12,000 lb. lift. Never
rented. EXC $655,950 FGS
Ocean front luxury octagonal units with lagoon/
pool/waterfall. Good rental potential.
Unit #7 Two storey 2 bed/ 2 bath home.
MLS $545,000 + 7.5% closing
BAHAMA BEACH CLUB
Resale condos available in first completed project.
Ready to go. Both units never rented but definite
potential. MUST SEE PROPERTIES.
Downstairs unit 3 bed / 2 bath with den/
optional 4th bed. Completely and tastefully
furnished with many extra features including
garage and Ford Taurus $742,000 + 14%
Canal front condo with on-site pool.
"Dolphin House" comfortable, well designed,
fully furnished CBS home has 2 bed / 2 baths
with large kitchen/ living/dining facing the
deep water canal. Includes dock, a 34' Ribov
ich, a bonefish skiff and a Chevy van.
$822,875 + 7.5%
EXC Exclusive listing
FGS Full gross or all-inclusive price
MLS Multiple Listing, list price plus buyer's closing
OCEAN VILLA SUBDIVISION
Just Listed by Original Owner
2 bed/ 2 bath villa facing garden and pool
area. Tropical privacy hedge offers real home
atmosphere. Steps from the beach. Fully fur
nished. Many special features
EXC $368,875 + 7.5%
Second row beach "-'' cean access.
Great view. U any special
features. ML CONT 0 .0 $460,000 FGS
GALLEON BAY ESTATES
"Fish Tales" unique canal front 3 bed / 3 bath
home on 2 full lots, 180' waterfront with 118'
serviced dock, deep water, great for larger
boat. MUST SEE! MLS$1,725,000 + 7.5%
LEEWARD BEACH ESTATES
"Trident"/"Turquoise Seas" You cannot be more
"on the beach" than in this special home.
Offering 3 bed / 3 1/2 bath in the main house
with detached garage / bed / bath / attic plus
storage. Vast deck oceanside with widow's
walk. WOW! MLS $1,999,000 + 7.5% closing
"Cross Winds" Split level CBS home extra large
lot across from 2 beach greenways. Private.
Master bed/ bath suite upstairs. Lower level 2
bed / 2 bath, cozy living room/ kitchen/
dining/ utility. Apartment annex 1bed/ 1
bed, living kitchen, enclosed patio. Plus! Plus!
Plus! MLS $755,000 + 7.5% closing
WINDWARD BEACH ESTATES
"Dream Point" Special CBS split level home
located on a corner lot near "The Point" with
two choices of direct beach access. Upper
level has master bedroom with ensuite bath
plus two guest bedrooms and bath. On the
split level there is the main entry into a large
open living/dining area, modern well
equipped kitchen. All rooms open onto a
wrap-around partially covered deck overlook
ing the garden. Ground level has an extra
large garage/ workshop with lots of storage.
EXC. $996,300 FGS
POTENTIAL DEVELOPMENT PROPERTY
6.667 acres on the highway between Treasure
Cay Resort and Treasure Cay airport. Running
from highway north to the sea of Abaco. 180'
on waterfront and 165' roadside, 1500' road
to water. Prime property that can be subdivid
ed, commercial and housing/condos or
subdivided into lots, commercial and resident
tial $833,375 FGS, EXC
VACANT LOTS AVAILABLE
Ocean front properties
Casuarina Beach/Ocean Blvd.
Sand Piper Beach
Canal Front Beginning at $350,000 FGS
Rock Point Waterfront, bulkheaded
Beginning at $430,000 FGS
Golf Course / Interior
Beginning at $60,000 FGS
Treasure Cay has one of the world's best Beaches, Golf Course, Tennis, full service Marina, just naming a few amenities.
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Cay. He was enjoying his life as a teenager
on an island, not aware of what was going
on in his brain. The tumor has caused him
to lose his eyesight. He is currently in Mi-
ami where he is receiving treatment.
Playground is a
By Lindsey Delaplaine
Thanks to a number of successful events
and donations from the Hope Town Asso-
ciation and the Elbow Cay Community As-
sociation, a group of Hope Town parents
has succeeded in raising enough funds to
move forward with Phase One of the new
Hope Town playground in Jarret Park,
next to the Post Office.
"We're very excited to have reached
this milestone and we appreciate all of
the community support," says Erika Festz
Russell, a member of the Hope Town As-
sociation and one of the moms who got this
effort started last year.
A number of parents have volunteered
countless hours and equipment to make the
overhaul possible. "The fence is now able
to safely keep the children inside the park,
is more attractive and is the center piece
to one of our fund raising efforts, families
and businesses supporting the new park
by buying a picket," explained Mrs. Rus-
sell. "We have already had more than 100
pickets purchased and those names will be
painted onto the pickets when the work on
the fence is complete."
The group of parents has held several
events to raise enough money to purchase
a new play set for the park. According
to Heather Prosa, the new set will fit in
the area currently occupied by the exist-
ing slide structure. "We made sure that the
new play set will not encroach on any of
the other activities that take place in the
"The Independence Day Conch Salad
and Daiquiri party helped us to reach our
first goal of $40,000," said Sara Knowles,
who has helped to organized a number of
the playground fund raisers. The group
obtained approval from the Hope Town
District Council for the new set and are
working with the Council and the Adminis-
trators office to ensure that the new equip-
ment will be duty-free as the play set is a
gift to the Bahamian government and the
settlement of Hope Town.
The Elbow Cay Community Association
Please see Cays Page 8
This is how the new play set will look in Jarret Park. The set, which was ordered the last
week of July and should arrive by early September, meets rigid U.S. regulated commer-
cial playground equipment safety standards and features 14 play activities including five
slides, two climbers, four play panels and an adventure crawl tube bridge. Money was
raised through a series of community-based fund raisers.
Man-O-War reception honors four
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Green Turtle Cay now has a water supply from the mainland. This storage tank and new
office building are at the top of the hill near the school. The Water and Sewerage Corpo-
ration employees are busy connecting residences and businesses.
The Man-O-War community met to honour the four persons named as cot',,uriug to
Man-O-War at the Independence celebration on July 9 in Marsh Harbour. The recep-
tion was held on July 17 at the school with about 30 people attending. Chief Councillor
Jeremy Sweeting spoke briefly on the achievements of each honouree. Then each hon-
ouree was given an opportunity to speak of their service. After photos were taken, those
gathered socialized, exchanging stories and "catching up." /Sw' are Giovanni Manni,
Lorraine Lee, Chief Councillor Jeremy Sweeting, Arthur Elden and Lily Albury
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Central Pines #1076 New
2 bedroom,2 bathroom home.
Great Cistern Duplex #277 One 3
bed, 2bathand one two2bed,1 bath
apts $305,000 gross
Triplex #813 One 3 bed, 2 bath,
and two 2 bed 1 bath apartments
Great Business Opportunity#506 A
restaurant that's ready to go with sea
views, REDUED $424,000,
Marsh Harbour #790 Vacant
I otenclosed and gated, $13 9,200 gross
Duplexin Central Pines #1092 Two
2 bed, 1 bath apartments $250,000
Murphy Town #387, 2 bed, 2 bath
home with an atadied 1 bed 1 bath
apt. $258,277 gross
Dundas Town House and Duplex
#786 & 784 Two 2 bedroom 1 bath
apartmentsanda 2 bed 1 bath home
both for $315,000 gross
NEW LISTING Duplex Central
Pines #796 two 2 bed, 2 bath apts,
beautifully landscaped. New building
Murphy Town Triplex #009 three
two bedroom one bathroom apts.
Dundas Town Duplex #1094 two 2
bed,1 bath apts250,000 gross
Murphy Town #002 three bedroom
two bathroom home $172,250
Three Unit Town House #711
Three 2 bed, 1 bath w/ocean view.
13,690sq. ft, lot $320,000
NEW LISTING Duplex in Central
Pines #903 One 3 bedroom 2 bath-
room and a 2 bedroom 1 bath apt
REDUCED $241,875 gross
NEW LISTING Marsh Harbour
#1093 5 bed, 3 bath Home on large
property $750,000 gross
Home Off Forest Drive #7783 bed
2 bath home on lot 90(131 ready to
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Murphy Town Triplex #012 three
one bedroom one bathroom apts
Forest Drive Quadraplex #829
Two 2 bed,1bathaptsandtwo bed,
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Murphy Town Apartment #004
two 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom apts,
Forest Drive MurphyTown Duplex
#810 two 2 bd n, 2 bth fully fur-
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Bahama Palm Shores #164 four
bed & four bath home with grand
entranceand carport $375,00 gross
Central Pines #914 two 2 bed,
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NEW LISTING Marsh Harbour
Duplex #1028 two 2 bedroom one
bath on huge lot REDUCED $395,000
Triplexin Great Cstern #902 Two2
bedroom,1 bath & one 1 bedroom, 1
bath, REDUCED $315,000 gross
Duplexin Marsh Harbour#275 two
2 bed, 1 bath apartments $156,600
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Appliance only, Furnihed $1,80
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is helping to fund a shade cover that will
keep the new playset cool and safe for par-
ents and children.
Future phases for the park include a tree
house, new benches, better ground cover
and maintenance fund. If you would like
to donate to the park or purchase a picket
with your family, your house, your boat or
your business name, please visit the New
Hope Town Playground on Facebook, stop
by the Hope Town Coffeehouse or contact
Erika Russell at 366-0440.
By Timothy Roberts
During the Hope Town Council's regu-
lar monthly meeting, which was held for
the first time on Guana Cay on July 27,
licenses for a gift shop and generator shop
as well as various town planning and port
authority matters were discussed.
Johnny Roberts was present seeking ap-
proval for a license for a gift shop to be
located next to his liquor store on Front
Street on Guana Cay. It was noted by Mr.
Roberts that the deck was meant to be a
waiting area for visitors and not "parties
a"' ~~ ~~~
or carousing" as some residents were con-
cerned about. The Council discussed the
application and decided to give approval
pending that the relevant Ministry of
Works, Environmental Health and Police
and Fire Department Inspection approvals
Also present for the meeting was For-
rest Pinder, a certified diesel mechanic,
who is seeking to open up a MAN Diesel
and Northern Lights Generator Shop for
generators and supplies on Guana Cay. He
cited that Baker's Bay as well as many of
their customers had MAN Diesel genera-
tors and that there is a growing need for
service, sales and parts.
The council told Mr. Pinder submit the
application for general shop license after
which the application would be posted pub-
licly and that, barring any objections and if
all approvals were in place, he would be
granted the license.
The Council approved, pending Envi-
ronmental Department inspection, a new
fellowship hall for the Brethren Assembly
which is expected to be built next to the
present church building on Guana Cay.
This is the proposed plan for an expansion of Orchid Bay that adjoins the community of
Guana Cay. It would open up a canal allowing 53 lots, each with its own boat slip, have
a 100-room hotel and offer additional amenities.
Baker's Bay Golf and Ocean Club has ic, crily opened its golf course. Hope Town Dis-
trict Council members were shown the well manicured course i/iti, they were inspecting
construction that the Council had approved ,c, cial 5/,n ,'i are Councillor Glenn Laing;
Chief Councillor Jeremy Sweeting; Dr. Livingston Marshall, VP with Baker's Bay; and
Peter Whalen, in charge of the golf course.
Hole 13 a 360 view.
Guana Cay holds
By Timothy Roberts
A town meeting was held at Guana Cay's
Primary School on July 7 to get feedback
from the public on setting up a bulk LP
storage tank and to review plans for exten-
sive additions to Orchid Bay, including a
large 183-slip canal and a 100-room hotel.
Orchid Bay Manager, Jimmy Albury,
presented the plan to a group of residents
and second homeowners with a view to
garnering support for the project going
The proposal incorporates a large canal
that cuts into Orchid Bay's existing proper-
ty area and features 183-slips in total. Also
the project seeks to add 28 more boat slips
to the existing marina.
The plan showed allotments for 53 cot-
tage lots with each having its own boat
slip. A 100-room hotel is being planned on
the north side of Guana Cay, giving guests
spectacular views of the beach and Atlantic
Ocean. Plans include tennis courts and a
recreational building as well as a church.
The audience was primarily concerned
that foreign labor would be used and
The group is standing on a hill that gives
wanted written assurance from Orchid
Bay that local labor would be used for the
entire project. Mr. Albury assured them
that an all-Bahamian workforce would be
employed in the construction of this new
phase. Another concern that arose at the
meeting was that the canal came to a dead
end with no flushing channel.
The general mood at the end of the dis-
cussion was somewhat favorable as long as
Bahamians were employed to do the work.
The people approved of the placement
of a 1000-pound liquid propane (LP) tank
that will supply residents of the settlement
more efficiently. Three local residents
were opposed to the idea because they felt
it was too close to residences.
The Council approved the placement
of the tank pending final inspection by the
Ministry of Works.
By Timothy Roberts
Baker's Bay Golf & Ocean Club showed
off its spectacular recently-opened golf
course designed by world renowned course
designer Tom Fazio as Hope Town Dis-
trict Council members along with mem-
bers of the media were taken on a tour
of the club by Dr. Livingston Marshall,
Sr. Vice President of Environmental and
Community Affairs, on August 7.
According to Jeremy Sweeting, Chief
Councillor, the tour was arranged for the
Council to view the current progress of the
club and to ensure that "rules and regula-
tions" were being adhered to.
Mr. Sweeting said, "Baker's Bay can
be very proud of its product," and added
that the resort is "progressing nicely and
as Chief Councillor for the district, I will
continue to work with Baker's Bay as the
development continues to move forward."
The well laid out gated community and
Please see Baker's Bay Page 19
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golf course is still progressing. However,
most of the infrastructure is completed with
the majority of roads paved, electricity is
available (along with enough backup power
to run the entire community if necessary) as
well as a full-fledged septic treatment plant
and reverse osmosis water plant with a one
million gallon per day capacity.
The club boasts a 158-slip private ma-
rina which can accommodate yachts up to
250 feet in length and provides concierge
services and numerous amenities, includ-
ing dry dock storage.
Onsite golf pro, Peter Whalen, gave the
group a tour of the par 72 golf course and
showed how native flora were being inte-
grated throughout the course, including the
use of a lot of colorful flowers to make ar-
eas "pop" and to give this course a unique
tropical charm not found anywhere else.
Plants included banana and mango trees
placed strategically near a "comfort station"
(a refreshment and restroom area for guests
on the course) where golfers could pick a
fruit to eat or get a fresh smoothie made.
Mr. Whalen explained that the golf
course plays slightly more than 7,327
yards from the back tees and features dra-
matic water views from 11 of the 18 holes
including a spectacular 360-degree view of
the Atlantic Ocean and Sea of Abaco from
the 13th hole.
The final five holes at Baker's Bay con-
clude with a dramatic "Pebble Beach" like
finish, ending with the 18th hole, of which
the entire length of the 563 yard Par 5
playing along arguably the most stunning
stretch of beach in all of The Bahamas.
"The course is well maintained and is
closely monitored to safeguard against any
possible environmental danger," Jeremy
Sweeting said. "I wish to highly commend
Baker's Bay for keeping with the native
vegetation and flora around the course as
it gives it a natural flavor."
According to Craig Klinger, Sales Associ-
ate at the resort, of the 360 residential real es-
tate opportunities, about one-third have been
sold already. He said the resort has done
over "$300 million in sales and have around
$200 million invested so far, so we're still in
At this time seven
custom homes are be-
ing built and all of
the residences at the
Marina Village are
under contract, while
they are getting ready
to build more of these
Presently, a number of
high profile people are
buying residential sites
at the resort, including
actors, sports stars,
corporate CEO's, all
of whom look for-
ward to a break from
the stress and scrutiny
of the big cities where
Mr. Sweeting said,
"I am extremely im-
pressed with the prog-
ress of the develop-
ment. Baker's Bay can
be very proud of its
product, and the resort
is progressing nicely Dr. Marshall, M
and as Chief Councillor a couple ofbuldi
for the district, I will built according t
continue to work with
Baker's Bay as the development continues
to move forward."
Hope Town camp
celebrates 18 years
By Jessica Mann Charters
"Attack!" We all ducked as the metal
Ir. Sweeting and Mr. Laing reviewed plans of
ngs ic, c.,rui constructed to see that they were
boom came swinging over precariously
close to our heads. The boat whipped
around, heading back to shore. Technical-
ly that might not be the right term for turn-
ing into the wind, but I've found out they
Please see Cays Page 10
The infrastructure at Baker's Bay is essentially complete including a desalination plant
and this sewer plant. The Council members were impressed that the developers were doing
an excellent job.
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introduced himself to those that aren't fa- in place was a volleyball net. Although the On another occasion I was sailing with
ays From Page 9 miliar with his Local Boy fishing charters. game started slowly, it soon turned into a a petite girl named Aliyah or Li Li as we
do things a bit differently in The Bahamas, "I'm Captain Russell, but you can call me raucous contest. Tourists visiting the island all call her. Her bright eyes kept a steady
and the six-year-old at the helm couldn't Cap'n." They giggled and smiled and talk- even joined children and counselors, watch ahead and, despite her slight frame,
have been happier. ed about the speed of the boat as he pulled Once a year a trip to Tahiti Beach ends she steered the boat straight, giggling ev-
The Hope Town Sailing Club Summer out of the harbour. at Cracker P's. The youngsters are always ery time the bow crested the wave. She re-
Camp is in its 18th year and is still going Shortly after we arrived at Tahiti Beach. on their best behaviour, but the excitement minded me of a girl I had taught 18 years
strong. The brainchild of Jim Laughlin, Jr., Sailing Club commodore Ron Engle bubbles over when they hit the dock. They
who wanted to give the children of Abaco showed up with the camp's two Sunfish can't help but run to the waiting restaurant Please see Cays Page 16
activities and teach them skills throughout and rigs. He had gone early to Nathan's where Patrick and Linda Stewart generous-
the summer, started in 1993. Every morn- Bay with the laborious task of collecting ly donate lunch of hotdogs or hamburgers. .
ing from 35 to 50 children, ages 6 to 16, the Sunfish and taking them out to Tahiti When camp is in town, beadwork and ...
meet in Hope Town at 8:30 a.m.to start Beach so the kids wouldn't miss a day of lanyards are always popular in arts and
the day at camp. The camp runs until noon sailing. For the past several years, Ron has crafts. However, this year, Marjie Laugh-iit
for the entire month of July (Mondays-Fri- volunteered his time to help teach sailing lin has outdone herself. She has learned to
days) and is free for all children. to the children. mix cement and taught the children how
When we arrive in the morning, we find On the beach I watched as my husband to make stepping-stones. They are each
children sitting on the Sailing Club steps and two other volunteer counselors from decorated and personalized with sea glass,
waiting to begin. They always ask the New Jersey worked like mules milling stars, fish and letters. So if you are walk-
same question, "Miss, what are we doing flour to screw a piece of PVC pipe into the ing through Abaco and see a pretty step-
today?" Whether the answer is staying in sand. The end result after two pipes were ping stone in a garden you know that one -
the club house creating of Hope Town campers lives at that house.
arts and crafts or play- When the tide is right, the favourite
ing games or going to thing for the youngsters is sailing and
Taylor Park and the windsurfing at Nathan's Bay. Ann Adair
beach or heading out to has been teaching the children to windsurf
Nathan's Bay for sail- for 18 years. Through the years the camp-
ing, the answer is fol- ers learn to tack and turn on a windsurfer.
lowed with a smile and The excitement culminated this year
they say, "Oh, good!" when a pair of dolphins visited Nathan's -
The camp goes on Bay. I was lucky to be instructing in a sun-
plenty of excursions fish with two girls when shouts from land
as well. Capt. Justin -- drew the dolphins to our attention. Deftly
Russell took 33 camp- we tacked around and as I pointed, Charlie
ers and four counselors kept us on a straight course to get a closer
to Tahiti Beach when look at the friendly mammals. Soon strong
the tide at Nathan's The Hope Town Sailing Club Summer Camp offers Hope Town winds and approaching North End cut had The Hope Town Sailing Club Summer
Bay was too low to children a variety of activities for the entire month of July. Vol- us turning back to the beach, but the dol- Camp offers a variety of shore-based ac-
sail. As he helped the unteers come from many places to work with these youth, two phins were the topic of conversation with tivities as well as water sports. Here Ann
little ones on board, he of whom are shown here learning the tenchiques of handling everyone that day, and our little sailboat let Adair is teaching one of the campers how
a Sunfish. us get the best view. to windsurf.
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Youth Camps and Activities
and Craft Camp
By Jennifer Hudson
The creative energies of a group of
young people aged 4 16 years were nur-
tured during the first three weeks of July at
a Summer Art and Craft Camp. The camp
was run by Stacey Adderley, art teacher
at Agape Christian School and an alumna
of the Savannah School of Art and De-
sign. Ms. Adderley was assisted by sev-
eral adults including "Mummy volunteers"
and several teen student helpers from For-
est Heights Academy, St. Francis de Sales
School, Agape Christian School and St.
Augustine's College in Nassau. Between
30 and 40 campers attended from Marsh
Harbour, Spring City, Man-O-War Cay,
Green Turtle Cay and Nassau.
This enriching workshop focused on a
wide variety of techniques and materials and
was taught by a caring, patient and experi-
enced staff of teachers and assistants. "The
diverse daily curriculum was designed to
open minds and change lives by encourag-
ing curiosity and a sense of discovery and
sparking creativity through exploration and
individual expression," stated Ms. Adder-
ley. Each day began with prayer and devo-
tions after which the youngsters followed a
structured timetable in which they enjoyed
drawing, jewelry making, painting, 3D de-
sign and mixed media design, "paper mad-
ness," sewing, Junkanoo and other crafts.
They received instruction in the various
crafts from Ms. Adderley and via the in-
ternet on a big screen. Guest teachers Tim
Higgs and Mandy Sands came in to teach
The art and craft sessions were inter-
spersed with fun activities such as games,
movies, "crazy water sports" and a talent
show. The campers offered such talents as
hoola hooping, dance, singing and poetry
reading. Nutritious lunches were served
each day and were very much enjoyed by
the campers who voted their favourites as
wraps, spaghetti and chicken. Each meal
was served with healthy fruit and veggies.
The young students said of the camp, "It
was lots of fun, it was a great experience
and we learnt lots of new things."
"It was very successful and I will defi-
nitely do another camp next year," said
The camp closed on July 23 with an art
show that showcased all of the campers'
arts and crafts. It was an impressive show-
ing and in addition to drawings and paint-
ings featured Junkanoo headpieces, jew-
elry, cloth pictures, 3D letters and small
pillows involving both design and sewing
techniques. The show was well attended by
proud parents and grandparents who were
very impressed with the creativity and level
of skills shown by the youngsters, and the
campers were thrilled to be able to show
off their masterpieces to their families.
learns about careers
By Canishka Alexander
Simmone Bowe, founder of Horizons
Academy, introduced Camp Horizons
this summer to children aged five to 17
Please see Youth Page 14
An art and craft show was the culminating activity of the Summer Art and Craft Camp
held at Agape Christian School for the first three weeks of July. The campers enjoyed
being exposed to a variety of techniques and materials. Here the campers are showing off
their work to parents and friends.
Camp Horizons was a two-week camp organized by Simmone Bowe that was held at For-
est Heights Academy. The camp introduced them to various careers and helped them with
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More Youth Camps and Activities
Youth From Page 12
years old. The camp was offered at Forest
Heights Academy from July 19 to July 30
at a cost of $100 per week. The fee in-
cluded a T-shirt, lunch, and field trips for
the participants. Children were allowed to
participate in Junkanooland and Camp Mil-
During Camp Millionaire, a two-day fi-
nancial workshop that took place on July
29-30, participants were taught to make
smart money choices and learned to budget
and invest their money and how to develop
good financial habits. A free workshop was
offered to parents on July 29. Camp Mil-
lionaire was attended by eight to 14-year-
On the other hand, Junkanooland is
a Junkanoo workshop where children
learned the history and significance of
the Bahamian cultural expression along
with costume-pasting and the music. They
participate in a rush out at the end. It was
facilitated by veteran "Junkanooers" and
educator Arlene Nash Ferguson and her
husband Silbert Ferguson.
Camp Horizons was designed to provide
participants with information and tools for
a well rounded life. Ms. Bowe added that
the camp is intended to provide a "whole-
some, educational experience during sum-
During week one the children were
given a folder that included camp expecta-
tions, a schedule of the week's activities,
an ENUE magazine and a book called By
Design: Principles for Choosing a Career
written by Simmone Bowe to get them
The participants enjoyed group discus-
sions, field trips, presentations and skits on
leadership. They received useful informa-
tion on financial planning, image and eti-
quette and team building.
Bible Camp tours
By Mirella Santillo
New Reoboth Ministries International
Vacation Bible Camp which took place
August 9 to the 13 was highlighted on the
second day, August 10, by a visit to the
Abaco Club at Winding Bay.
Five camp participants aged 12 to 18 and
a supervisor, Joan Baillou, were treated to
a tour of the resort, which consisted of a
visit to the Educational Garden, a drive in
a golf cart through the manicured grounds
of the resort, a tour of a beautifully ap-
pointed fractional unit and lunch.
Adgadell Adderley, Coordinator with
Human Resources, and Cameel McDon-
ald with Guests, Members and Commu-
nity Footprints drove the visitors through
the landscaped grounds, explaining the
functioning of the club as far as owner-
ship and management of the property were
concerned and pointing out details of inter-
est, such as the activities planned for the
guests. The club now has a retail store with
a basic groceries to reduce the need for
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A group of campers from the New Reoboth Bible Camp were given a tour of The Abaco
Club at Winding Bay. 5/ ,m'r are Lissa Cabrera, Cameel McDonald with Winding Bay,
Joan Baillou, Cirsel Clarke, Shi,,,',,a Mills, Jefferson Cabrera, Issachar Baillou and
Adgadell Adderley with Winding Bay.
their guests to travel to Marsh Harbour.
Infinity Mentors of Abaco
organizes a business camp
By Canishka Alexander
Bekera Taylor knows all about being
professional when it comes to the work-
place and describes herself as a mentor.
She had the opportunity to reach out to
young people through her Business Ex-
posure Camp, which was held at Camp
Abaco from July 25 to August 1. The cost
was $150 per person; however, attendees
lodged at the camp for the full week and
attended daily seminars and presentations
by Cynthia Woods, Claire Basden, Eddie
Rolle and Raquel Cox.
Ms. Taylor said the program gave the
participants an opportunity to be exposed to
various careers and gave them the chance
for job placement. Although they received
no pay, the experience, she pointed out,
was much more valuable.
Earlier this year, Ms. Taylor was work-
ing at a local business but decided to go
into her mentoring business full time to be
available for the youth in our community.
As for the camp, it was extended to
children all over The Bahamas, but her
greatest response came from Hope Town.
Ms. Taylor sought to give young people
a hands-on experience through job place-
ments and encouraged them to become
entrepreneurs. Bekera Taylor can be con-
tacted at 458-6314 or by E-mail at < tay-
Please see Youth Page 15
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The Abaco Foundation
By Mirella Santillo
The Abaco Foundation Music Camp,
under the direction of Rev. Charles Carey,
was held at Central Abaco Primary School
the beginning of July. It was devoted to
orchestra and dance rehearsals for perfor-
mances at the Independence's celebration.
This camp is in partnership with the Baha-
mas Dance Theater from Nassau and the
Georgia's School of Dance from Freeport
and this were join by the Wesley College
The Abaco Foundation Music Camp emph
teaching the campers indigenous dances. Sh
fany Strachan, kneeling are Gerniqua Smith,
Edwards and standing are Georgia Taylor, L)
Williams, Megan Turnquest, Alichiere Kemp
Music Camp. Central Abaco Primary of-
fered the perfect space to accommodate all
Altogether 40 students, including 15 of
the Wesley College Boys and Girls Bri-
gade, were tutored by nine adults. The
camp was dedicated to music and dance,
particularly indigenous Bahamian dances.
Many of the youngsters from Nassau
had already participated in Rev. Carey's
band and dance camps. It was the fourth
year at the camp for Prince Williams, a
saxophone, clarinet and trombone player;
it was the second time for Allan Williams,
who has played trombone for four years,
and Demetrius Dames, a drum and trumpet
player and for Sherceil Williams, a clarinet
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This year Ricardo McQueen, a former
member of the Royal Bahamas Defense
Force Band, now a Band Director for
Grants Town Wesley Methodist Church
came from Nassau to "lend his expertise
to the camp."
Five members of the Bahamas Dance
Theater, accompanied by Mrs. Sonjia
Roberts, Mrs. Michelle Hudson and Mrs.
Anastasia Archer, joined the nine girls of
the Georgia's School of Dance and The-
ater, led by Mrs. Georgia Storr-Taylor, to
produce a joint performance for the Inde-
Rev. Charles Carey prides himself in
having contributed to the development of
musical talent in young people through the
Boys and Girls Brigade Marching Band and
the Wesley College Concert Band as well
as through the music camps. "Through
these camps and exchanges, the Abaco
Foundation is doing its part to promote
the Bahamian heritage while developing an
appreciation of our unique cultural expres-
sions in its young members and the com-
munity at large."
Reading Club improves
students' reading skills
By Canishka Alexander
Last year Theodora Fernander launched
the Summer Reading Book Club at Friend-
ship Tabernacle Church. This year the
program began on July 13 and ended on
August 6. Although the program was de-
signed to improve the students' overall
reading skills, the focus of the program
underwent a minor change.
Ms. Fernander wanted to reach lower
primary students as opposed to all school-
aged children as she thought more progress
could be made for the students involved.
Another change was that only two to
three private sessions were provided last
year to those who were a part of the pro-
gram; however, this year participants
could attend the program every day to re-
ceive attention in problem areas. Math ses-
sions were also provided.
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Blue Holes hold secret to pre-historic times
Blue Holes From Page 1
of The Bahamas, headed by Keith Tinker,
The Bahamas Blue Hole Expedition was
conceived by Kenny Broad, a veteran cave
explorer and anthropologist at the Univer-
sity of Miami.
In his article, Mr. Todhunter focuses
largely on his dive experiences in Stargate,
one of the Blue Holes on Andros, which
he explored under the guidance of Brian
Kakuk. Mr. Kakuk, owner of Bahamas
Underground, a cave-diving training facil-
ity on Abaco, is one of the foremost cave
divers in the world with a 21-year career
diving in blue holes. "Of the more than
1000 blue holes believed to be in The
Bahamas, less than 20 percent have been
probed, and Mr. Kakuk estimates that
three-quarters of those offer passages nev-
er seen before. The great age of Bahamian
blue hole exploration lies ahead," stated
Mr. Todhunter describes some of the
dangers of diving in these blue holes which
include, in his case, the adverse reaction of
nausea and throbbing head from the tox-
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hydrogen sulfide 50 feet below the surface
and the necessity of adequate decompres-
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decompression sickness, the bends, which
can cripple or kill a diver. He feels that
these caves are on a par with Everest or
K2, all of which require specialized train-
ing. "As living laboratories, inland blue
holes are the equivalent of Tut's tomb,"
The spectacular calcite formations which
built up during the ice ages when the sea
level dropped leaving the caves dry, are
described in detail by Mr. Todhunter and
beautifully captured on film by camera-
man Wes Skiles. Fish and other life-forms
seen in the cave, some even as tiny as a
sesame seed, are also detailed. Expedition
scientist, Tom Iliffe, stated, "The greatest
percentage of saltwater cave species come
from blue holes in The Bahamas includ-
ing 18-24 species of remipedes. Remipedes
emerged 300 million years ago and give
scientists a rare look at life in the Carbon-
iferous period tens of millions of years
before dinosaurs appeared."
Buried beneath the silt Kakuk made the
exciting discovery of not only some smaller
bones but the domed pate of a human skull.
"The forehead slopes dramatically, a sign
that its owner was a member of the native
Lucayan tribe that thrived in The Bahamas
from the sixth through the 15th centuries
when the Lucayans bound boards to their
Abaco has many blue holes some of which are popular places for a cool dip. This one
is off the farm road near Treasure Cay. The blue holes were a source of fresh water in
early days. Only i cruil have scientists discovered that they hold much evidence of pre-
historic life on the islands. The National Geographic Society funded an exploration of
blue holes on several islands, then produced a film shown on television in February and
the cover article of the August 2010 issue of its magazine.
Cave diver Brian Kakuk was the first to discover skeletons ofpre-historic animals in blue
holes. Seen here in one of the caverns is Mr. Kakuk suited up for his underwater explo-
rations. The rock formations above him are stalactites formed when the caves were dry.
children's foreheads to create a sloping
brow," informed Todhunter.
Michael Pateman, an archaeologist and
cave diver with the National Museum of the
Bahamas, suspects that submerged caves
were burial sites though he states that other
findings also suggest other more violent
practices. Nancy Albury, project coordina-
tor on the island of Abaco for the Nation-
al Museum of The Bahamas, centres her
work on the animal remains found in blue
holes which include remarkably preserved
fossils and bones of tortoises, crocodiles,
bats, owls and beetles that thrived in The
Bahamas before the Lucayan occupation.
Expedition paleontologist, David Stead-
man, explains that the anoxic sheltered
environments of blue holes are perfect for
preserving organic material and states,
"Were it not for blue holes, much of the
fossil record for Bahamian animals going
back thousands of years would not exist.
This environment has enabled complete
skeletons and soft tissues to be preserved
on tortoise shells thousands of years old,
leaves that still have their pigments and in-
sect wings that still are iridescent blue or
green," says Mrs. Albury.
Mr. Todhunter commented, "The multi-
disciplinary approach of the expedition
produced a constant exchange of ideas and
enthusiasm among scientists with wholly
different backgrounds," and anthropolo-
gist Kenny Broad stated, "I can think of
no other environment on earth that is so
challenging to explore and gives us back so
As most of us will never get the chance
to explore this incredible underwater world,
it is worth obtaining a copy of the current
National Geographic magazine to at least
get an armchair glimpse into its wonders.
[Ed. note: Unfortunately, Wes Skiles,
chief photographer for this National Geo-
graphic story, died on July 21 during a
dive off the coast of Florida. He was 52
years old. He was in 40 feet of water. He
did not live to see his story published.]
Cays From Page 10
prior. The boat was probably the same,
only a bit stiffer, not worn from years of
use. The girl then had the same laugh and
slight roll of eyes if she thought I was say-
ing something too unbelievable. The girl
was Hermanette, Li Li's mother.
This camp wouldn't have survived so
strongly if it weren't for the leadership of
Jim Laughlin and his wife Marjie or the
sponsorship of the Hope Town Sailing Club
which lets the campers use its clubhouse
and supports the camp financially. Volun-
teers from all over the world donate their
time and pay their own way to Hope Town
to help lead and teach the camp. Members
of the Hope Town community generously
donate their houses for these volunteers to
stay in and individuals and businesses all
donate to make this camp a success.
Archive issues of The Abaconian are
online at www.dloc.com through the
courtesy of the University of Florida and
its digital library of the Caribbean.
Enter Abaconian in the search box.
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Marsh Harbour taxiway is now open
By Jennifer Hudson
In a recent interview, Mr. Bobby Jones,
Manager of Abaco's two international air-
ports, gave an update on the recently com-
pleted runway and taxiway and information
on the much awaited new airport terminal.
From the time the Marsh Harbour Air-
port opened approximately 40 years ago
until recently there has been only one
runway that also served as a taxiway. Pi-
lots have had to taxi on the active runway.
With so many flights coming and going, it
was very congested, creating the risk of
delayed flights or collisions. A new run-
way, 6,100 feet in length, was completed
at the end of last year but further relief was
still needed. Thus a new taxiway has now
been built utilizing the former runway. The
new parallel taxiway, completed late June/
early July, is the same length as the new
runway. It allows for more ease of move-
ment for arrivals and departures of aircraft
and the process is no longer complicated
This taxiway is lit by solar taxiway
lights of the same type as are operational in
most airports. Since they are solar lights,
they come on at dusk and remain on even
if the runway lights are off so blue lights
can be seen all night lining the taxiway.
The runway edge lights are all white and
line both sides of the runway. Threshold
lights are at either end of the runway. On
landing the pilots will see a green light at
the threshold and on departing they will see
a red threshold light indicating the end of
Tied between the active runway and the
parallel taxiway are four more taxiways.
Each fixed base operation, namely Zig
Zag Airways, Abaco Flight Centre and
Cherokee Aviation, is serviced with its
own taxiway entrance to the parallel taxi-
way and active runway.
Scurvy Few donated
labor to build garbage bins
By Mirella Santillo
When walking or driving through Marsh
Harbour, you may have noticed the addi-
tion of several lidded garbage containers
placed in strategic locations along Queen
They are bolted to cemented poles
topped by a heavy dog-proof red lid fas-
tened with a chain, they are a practical so-
lution to help keep the town stay clean.
Located on sidewalks often frequented
by visitors and residents alike, they are
the result of an idea that germinated a few
years ago according to Sid Dawes, Secre-
tary of the Scurvy Few Motorcycle Club,
who brought the project to completion.
The cost of the six garbage containers
located from RC Construction Company to
the Memorial Garden was shared by Lo-
cal Government and the Scurvy Few, with
labor donated by Mr. Dawes.
The emptying of the bins which seemed
to be a problem was resolved by Yvonne
Key, who said that she arranged with the
town cleaning crew to pick up the inside
liners at regular intervals.
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The runway lights can be remotely oper-
ated so that if BEC power goes off or back-
up power is lost, the runway lights can be
powered by backup energy. The lights
can be turned on or off from a distance of
two and a half miles from the aerodrome.
Mr. Jones was pleased to announce that
at last a modern state-of-the-art back-up
generator has been procured. The new
generator is much smaller than the pre-
vious Caterpillar generator; it is fuel ef-
ficient with considerable reduction in the
noise level and is far easier to maintain.
"All indications from users of the ac-
tive runway and parallel taxiway show that
they are extremely excited and very satis-
fied. The new runway and taxiway take
aviation stress off the pilots because of the
greater level of safety," stated Mr. Jones.
By Jennifer Hudson
The Minister of Works, the Hon. Neko
Grant, visited Abaco on July 30 to offi-
cially sign for work on architectural draw-
ings to commence for the proposed new
24,000 square foot airport in Marsh Har-
bour. The Architects Incorporated, owned
by Donald Dean in Freeport, is the com-
pany which has been awarded the contract
for producing the drawings. On August 5 a
stakeholders meeting was held with the ar-
chitect for all persons, including Customs,
Immigration, Police, airlines and the pres-
ent vendor who will be using the terminal,
to discuss such topics as what spacing will
be required for the various entities.
Within the terminal provision will be
made for 14 counter spaces. The major
airlines such as Bahamasair, American
Eagle, Continental and maybe Delta will
have an entire counter while the counter
spaces will be subdivided for the smaller
State-of-the-art security machinery will
be in place. This will include X-ray ma-
chines for baggage, walk through metal
detectors (magnetometers) and hand held
magnetometers. There will be a main
lounge and a "sanitized" lounge where
passengers will wait after their security
check. Each will hold approximately 200
persons. Vending outlets will be in both.
Controlled parking will be provided for the
public which will involve parking fees as
in Nassau and other major airports.
Ground breaking is expected to begin
on the new terminal by December. Also
in conjunction with the building of the ter-
minal, a stand-alone air Traffic Control
Tower will be constructed and a fire shed
to house the fire truck.
The new airport will be managed by the
Nassau Airport Development Company so
persons presently employed by the Depart-
ment of Civil Aviation will then come un-
der the private company.
Thanks for the assistance
I would like to thank the following persons who helped to get the
dock ready for the Independence celebrations this year.
It was only after writing to central government pleading for new
decking for the dock and not getting even
a letter acknowledging receipt of my letter
that I resorted to our last option, plywood.
This was done so that we could avoid any
accidents due to the dock's poor conditions.
The dock hadn't been re-decked since 2004.
I called a meeting with Hartley Albury and
Glenn Albury and told them that since cen-
tral government was not warranting us at-
tention with respect to the dock, the council
would purchase the material if the community would provide labour
to nail down the plywood, making the dock safe for the events. Both
Hartley and Glenn agreed to oversee the labour side of things.
I would like to thank Hartley Albury and Glenn Albury for oversee-
ing the nailing and application of the plywood onto the dock so that
no one got injured during our Independence celebrations.
Also thanks are in order to the labourers who got the work done
and wasted no time in doing so. Apart from Hartley and Glenn, thanks
to Brian Albury, Noah Albury, Roland Albury, Grant Albury, Cameron
Albury, Shane Sawyer, Elliot Roberts, Lee Roberts, and Peter Sweet-
With your help, together we ensured that no one was injured and
everyone had a safe and fun-filled holiday.
August 15, 2010
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Sale for Walker's
Walker's Cay From Page 7
team to redevelop Walker's Cay, I have
every belief in continuing the legend of
Walker's Cay for generations to come."
The island attracted avid deepwater fish-
ermen and divers and was known to be a
playground for U.S. Presidents and the
rich and famous. The redevelopment, ac-
cording to the statement, could create as
many as 200 jobs and return Walker's Cay
as a superlative fishing destination.
"The Bahamian government saw this
Cay is imminent
well planned proposal as a gateway to em-
ploy workforce, offer unparalleled servic-
es and improve the Bahamas brand," the
The island's airport will have its own
customs and immigration facilities. Prop-
erties are slated to start at about $300,000.
According to the release, properties will
be available for purchase immediately fol-
lowing the October 26 purchase closing.
Meanwhile, the developers are in discus-
sions with five upscale hotels to manage
the resort property.
Abaco will host two
international darts tournaments
The Bahamas Darts Federation along
with the Abaco Darts Association and
in conjunction with Ministry of Youth,
Sports and Culture, the Ministry of Tour-
ism and Kalik Beer is pleased to announce
that Abaco will be hosting two darts com-
petitions, the 18th Caribbean Cup and the
5th Americas Cup. The two tournaments
will be held consecutively on August 20-
30. These prestigious world-rated tour-
naments will involve the national teams
from U.S., Canada, Turks & Caicos,
Belize, Brazil, Florida, Cayman Islands,
Trinidad & Tobago, St. Lucia, Barbados
and The Bahamas. With each team bring-
ing a full contingent with them, this will
involve up to 150 visitors to Abaco for
The visitors will be housed mainly in
Abaco Towns, the Lofty Fig, Pelican Vil-
las and the Moorings and the tournament
venue will be the Faith Convention Centre.
With representatives from South
America, Central America, North Amer-
ica and the Caribbean, Abaco is proud
to welcome these visitors and looks for-
ward to 11 days of darts, camaraderie
The two tournaments are separate
events. The Americas Cup involves the
national teams of the U.S. and Canada
and is part of the World Darts Federation's
annual calendar. This event is publicised
worldwide and is followed by the other 64
members of the World Darts Federation.
It takes place from the 21 23 August.
This will be the 5th Americas Cup.
This is followed on August 24 with
the Caribbean Cup, which involves a
large contingent from Florida. Florida is
allowed to compete as a country in the
Caribbean Cup as they were one of the
founding members of the Caribbean or-
ganization. This is the 18th Caribbean
Cup and The Bahamas has won it on five
The organizers welcome all visitors
and local residents to visit the tourna-
ments while they are in progress. En-
trance is free.
This is Walker's Cay before the two hurricanes of September 2004 damaged it extensively.
It was a premier fishing resort and the developers who are hoping to purchase it want to
restore it to make it even better. This photo is from their website.
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August 15 2010
Maxwell's employees are
stocking the new store
Soil expert imparts
knowledge to farmers
By Canishka Alexander
Dr. Robert Taylor, a reputable soil
chemist, visited Abaco with BAIC of-
ficials on August 6 for a Soil Types and
Management Seminar. According to Dr.
Taylor's report, no standard chemical test
procedures have been tested or developed
for calcareous rockland soils of The Baha-
mas because the chemical nature and fertil-
ity characteristics of these soils are barely
However, he added that there are at-
tempts to test and modify already existing
soil test procedures deemed appropriate for
Bahamian soils and to present these pro-
cedures as the recommended methods un-
til further research provides ones that are
even more appropriate.
Until then, he suggested that The Baha-
mas set up experiment stations for field ex-
periments and that the government develop
soil testing. Moreover, he said that data
planting trials would indicate what crops
are most suitable for The Bahamas as well
as the best time to plant crops.
Additionally, he emphasized the impor-
tance of particle size distribution in Baha-
mian soils, which addresses the suitability
for its many uses. The soil is taken apart
and studied using a process called mechan-
ical analysis or particle-size analysis.
During his analysis, he pointed out the
types of soil found on Andros, Eleuthera
and Abaco. In some areas, red soil was
found, indicating a high iron content. Un-
fortunately, Bahamian soil tends to lack
phosphate. Although he realizes that plants
are adaptable, he was amazed to see pine-
apples growing in The Bahamas.
It was determined that soil found in The
Bahamas fits into the 7.5 to 8.0 range with
regard to pH balance. Soil pH measure-
ments assess the degree of acidity the plant
root is subject to from the soil solution. On
the pH scale, acids would range from one
to six, seven would be neutral, and alka-
line soils range from eight to 14. For pH
reduction, Dr. Taylor said that sulfur and
organic matter can reduce pH in the soil.
Dr. Taylor informed the participants
that plants require several important nu-
trients. While carbon, hydrogen and oxy-
gen are more easily attained, plants also
require phosphorus, nitrogen, potassium,
sulfur, calcium, magnesium, zinc, copper,
iron and chlorine.
He said it is important to know the chem-
istry of soil and noted that plants are "the
greatest chemical factory of the world."
As for the soil samples brought in by the
participants, they were sent off for evalua-
tion to determine what grows best in those
Maxwell's From Page 1
The supermarket, owned by Chad Saw-
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on Abaco with close to 130 employees.
The exerior of the new Maxwell's Supermarket is attractive, but customers will be im-
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August 15 2010
farewell to minister
By Jennifer Hudson
The Eastern Methodist Abaco Region of
The Bahamas Conference of the Methodist
Church held a farewell service on July 25
for Rev. Jean Seme Joseph at St. Andrews
Methodist Church in Dundas Town. Rev.
Joseph was pastor of the three churches of
the conference, namely, St. Andrews in
Dundas Town; St. James in Hope Town
and Epworth Chapel in Cherokee, for the
Methodist minister Rev. Seme Jean Joseph i
wife Patrice; son Deshan and daughter Mau
past two years and leaves shortly to take up
a new post in Eleuthera.
Worship leader was Sister Juana Jordan,
Minister in Training, and members from
each of the churches took an active part
in the readings and prayers. Fond farewell
remarks were offered to Rev. Joseph by
members of the congregational board of
Officiating was Sister Elmena Bethell,
Vice President of The Bahamas Confer-
ence. In her sermon entitled, Do The Best
You Can, she challenged believers. "Take
up the mantle and car-
ry on the work. She
gave thanks for the
life, work and ministry
of Rev. Joseph and in-
voked a special bless-
ing upon him, his wife
Patrice, and their two
A gift of a beautiful
handcrafted half boat
model was presented to
Rev. Joseph. In his re-
Ssponse he told the con-
gregation that he thanked
S God for the opportunity
* to serve in the Abaco re-
* ,* .. gion and thanked every-
S. one for their kind words
expressed during the
is shown with his Following the ser-
de. vice the congregation
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joined Rev. Joseph and his family in the
church hall for a delicious farewell lunch
prepared by the churchwomen of St. An-
drews who are indeed superb cooks.
Farewell to Father
By Jennifer Hudson
Father Earl Hepburn, well loved priest
of St. John the Baptist Anglican Church in
Marsh Harbour and St. Martin's Anglican
Church in Sandy Point, will soon be leav-
ing. He, his wife, Zoe, and seven-year-old
daughter, Gabrielle, will leave Abaco in
mid-August to take up residence on Grand
Bahama where he has been assigned to the
post of Chaplain at the Bishop Michael El-
don Secondary Diocesan School.
One of the farewell activities was a
Roast n' Toast on July 29 in the Parish
Hall. The guest of honour was escorted to
the platform where he faced the audience
while various members of his church and
the community took turns in either "roast-
ing" or "toasting" him.
"Abaco is richer because you served
here" said Administrator Cephas Cooper,
"Your work here has been exceptional and
you can leave with your head
held very high," he added. He
then sang the song I did it my
way in recognition of Fr. Hep-
burn's own special way of doing
Fr. Hepburn responded by
saying how truly thankful he
is to everyone for sharing with
him their kind words and even
their "roasts." Other farewell
celebrations included a banquet
that was held at Faith Conven-
tion Centre on July 30, a church
service at St. John the Baptist in
Marsh Harbour on August 1 and
a church service followed by a
lavish meal at St. Martin's in
Sandy Point on August 4.
Many tributes were offered
to Fr. Hepburn and he was pre-
sented with plaques by the An-
glican Church Men and Angli- Anglican
can Church Women. daughter
Mrs. Ruth Flowers made a presentation to
Fr. Hepburn on behalf of the Anglican Church
Women in gratitude for the special care he had
given to the women of the church.
Rev. Willish Nottage Johnson, who was
assistant priest in the parish of St. An-
drew's Church on Exuma, will take over
the parish of St. John the Baptist and St.
Martin on September 2.
Pastor Dean serves
his church seven years
By Samantha V. Evans
Pastor Christopher Dean celebrated sev-
en years as pastor of Zion Baptist Cathe-
dral in Murphy Town in July. A week of
special services was held beginning on July
19 with visiting pastors bringing messages.
The speaker for Monday night was Bishop
Lernis Cornish, on Tuesday night Pas-
tor Deion Gibson, Wednesday night was
Prophet Lawrence Arnett spoke, on Thurs-
day night Pastor Elon McIntosh preached,
and on Friday night Pastor Tyrone Mills
Please see Church Page 21
n minister Fr. Earl Hepburn, his wife Zoe and
r Gabrielle will be moving to Grand Bahama.
IN THE ESTATE OF ANTHONY ADDERLEY
a.k.a. ANTHONY EUGENE ADDERLEY
a.k.a. EUGENE ADDERLEY
a.k.a. ANTHONY E. ADDERLEY
domiciled and late of Spring City,
Abaco, The Bahamas, deceased
NOTICE is hereby given that all persons having any claim
or demand against or interest in the above Estate should
send same duly certified in writing to the undersigned
on or before 30th September, 2010 after which date the
Administratrix will proceed to distribute the assets of
the Estate having regard only to the claims, demands or
interests of which she shall then have had notice AND all
persons indebted to the above Estate are asked to settle
such debts on or before 30th September, 2010.
V.M. Lightbourn &Co.
Attorneys for the Administratrix
P.O. Box AB 20365
Bay Street, Marsh Harbour
Abaco, The Bahamas
August 15, 2010
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More Church News
Church From Page 20
was the speaker. The climax was on July
25 when the church held a grand service
The theme for this celebration was
"Walking in Humility with Expectations to
Divine Perfection." This day was set aside
by the church family to honor this man and
his wife for their unwavering commitment
to doing the work of God. Pastors from the
north, central and south came to celebrate
with the Zion family.
The speaker for the special service was
Bishop Cardinal McIntosh. His talk was
very straightforward and timely as it gave
the Zion family many great principles to
help them live better. He told them that it is
time to hear from God. God has a plan that
is inclusive of his purpose for their lives.
At the end of this message, several pas-
tors brought brief congratulatory remarks.
By Samantha V. Evans
Abaco vocalists got an opportunity to
learn from two of the best vocal coaches in
The Bahamas, Pastor Ivan and Sister Na-
dine Moss of Mt. Tabor Full Gospel Cha-
pel. The vocal training workshop was or-
ganized by Simmone Bowe and took place
over two days, July 27-28, at Friendship
The purpose of her bringing this work-
shop to Abaco was so that singers can learn
Last month Pastor Christopher Dean celebra
seven years at Zion Baptist Church in Mur
Town. He is shown with his wife.
pastor Ivan ana ivaane Mvoss conauctea a
cal training workshop at Friendship Tabernm
Church in Dundas Town.
how to keep their voices healthy, to enable
them to have a long life of singing. They
learned techniques that will enable them to
take care of their body and voice.
The first night of the workshop was
a mixture of theory and practical. Mrs.
Moss, lead singer of Mt. Tabor's Praise
and Worship team, was the first presenter
and told them that singers and musicians
should give God their best. When singing
is excellent, God will bless it and He gets
the glory. Pastor Moss then took them
through the theory.
Ms. Bowe stated that vocal training can
be made available on a continuous basis if
the interest is there. She wants Abaco choirs
and musicians to know that they can take
part in this training as well. She plans to
bring more workshops and conferences to
Abaco for dancers and choirs to teach them
the right skills, too.
Soul Saving Minis-
By Samantha V. Evans
The congregation of Soul Saving
Ministries honor their pastor, Proph-
et Lawrence Arnett, on July 18th
for being in church ministry for 18
years. The mission of this church is
to teach and develop people locally
and internationally so that their faith
in God can grow and He can influ-
ted ence their lives.
phy On this day Dr. Charles Culmer
from Nassau spoke on the theme "A
Commendable Servant, Faithful to
Following this message, Pastor
Arnett was presented with gifts. Sev-
eral pastors in attendance were called
upon to bring brief remarks before
the service ended with dinner.
Pastor Arnett was treated to a gala
anniversary banquet on July 16 at Ab-
aco Beach Resort where he was also
showered with gifts and entertained
by Dynamite Daisy.
vo- Prophet calls for
cle righteous govern-
By Samantha V. Evans
Three days of prophetic word was de-
livered by Prophet Mikalin Seymour at the
Dundas Town Burial Society Building in
Dundas Town on July 21-23. The theme
was "God's Redemptive Plan to Help
Bring about a Righteous Government."
He said that God wants a righteous nation.
Over the three days he revealed the eco-
nomic plan, God's purpose and plan for the
nation, and dispelled some myths
Auditions Held for
By Samantha V. Evans
Auditions began for the Soul Sav-
ing Ministries Community Choir to
date 20 persons are now in the choir
with ten of them being youth. The
second audition for singers was held
on July 23 at the church and audition
for the musicians was held on July 24.
The brainchild behind this community the
choir is Priscilla Ferguson, who now
lives on Abaco and writes music.
It is intended that it will be a gospel
choir and all the songs will be original. A
third audition will be held during the third
week of August. When 30 members are
selected, they will begin practicing in Sep-
tember for their debut at a Christmas con-
cert to be held in December at the church.
They also plan to perform at national and
community events then branch out to inter-
celebrates 80th birthday
Bishop Archelaus Cooper celebrated his
80th hi, ilula on July 26. The congregation
of Faith Walk Church of God in Cooper's
Town honoured him at a banquet held in
the church hall.
or Lawrence Arnett celebrated 18 years in
ministry. He is shown here with Dr. Charles
Assistant Pastor, Marvin Mills, would
like to see persons from all denominations
join the choir. It is a community choir that
is open to all people.
Persons who are interested can contact
Priscilla Ferguson at 699-9002, Marvin
and Melvern Mills at 367- 0095 or Thomas
and Tamica Nixon at 367-2605 between 9
a.m. to 4 p.m.
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beach, high elevation, ocean and bay views.
Call for info 477-5171
Marsh Harbour Gov. Sub. 2 bed/2 bath apart-
ment. Fully furnished. Kitchen, front room,
A/C. Rent monthly or weekly. Contact 375-
Marsh Harbour Sky Developers 2 bed/1 bath,
furnished, with A/C, washer and drier, water
included, $1100/mo. Call Mrs. Green at 367-
Marsh Harbour Gov. sub apt, 2 bed/ 2 bath,
central A/C, newly renovated, fully furnished.
Serious inquiries call 9-5 367-2951 or 577-
5086 after 5 p.m.
Marsh Harbour 2 bed/i bath furnished, close
to town. $1000/mo. Call 367-3472
Marsh Harbour, Eastern Shores. Sea to sea,
3 bed/3 bath, central A/C, dock with boat lift.
All amenities for long/short term rental. Call
367-0124 or 475-1279
Treasure Cay. Charming 2 bed/i bath beach
cottage for rent. Fully furnished. A/C, washer/
dryer. Reasonably priced. Call 365-4105
RENTAL HOUS: ESir AND~
xenowwoou (1/2 mne past wmamg Day) z
bed/i bath, fully furnished elevated cottage.
Finished in 2008. New appliances, fully air
conditioned, recessed ceiling speakers, dim-
ming lights throughout living room & kitchen,
$950/mo. Includes water. Available now. neil-
email@example.com or call 359-6201 or 386-
Central Pines, for sale by owner: concrete
triplex on oversized lot. Fully furnished, two
2 bed/2 bath, one 1 bed/i bath, central A/C,
washer/dryer, hurricane shutters, tool shed on
premises. Asking price $243,000. Call 554-
Elbow Cay's Best Houses and Land, rentals
and sales. Hope Town Hideaways. Call 242-
366-0224 or fax 242-366-0434. On the internet
Little Abaco waterfront lot for $20,000. Call
366-0797 or 242-427-5316
Treasure Cay Pineapple Point Resort. Ex-
clusive Luxury Waterfront 2 & 3 bedroom
condos & 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath 2600 sq. ft.
townhouse all with deep water docks & garag-
es! Perfect location at the entrance to Treasure
Cay Marina. Prices starting in the low $500's
or 1800-545-0395 Come see us at the end of
Marina View Dr. Luxury Holiday Vacation
RENTALS also available!
Price Reduction WPB Condo Furnished
2 bed/ 1 bath. A/C, internet ready. Ideal for
students. Security on grounds. Bus stop at
entry. 15 min from PB Community College.
Short walk to major shopping & restaurants.
Call 242-365-4636 days, 242-365-4218 eve-
nings. Reduced from $75,000 to $65,000
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August 15 2010
A summary of fishing ru
The Bahamas government has the re-
sponsibility to protect and manage the
fishing resources for the benefit of the Ba-
hamian people. The intention is to allow
visitors to catch fish for their immediate
enjoyment but not to compete with com-
mercial Bahamian fishermen. The follow-
ing guidelines apply mainly to visitors.
Fishing from a boat owned by a non-
Bahamian requires a fishing permit for the
boat. The boat is licensed which covers the
occupants. This permit is usually acquired
by cruising boats when clearing Customs
on entering the Bahamas. The permit fee
is $20 for one visit, usually considered 3
months, or $150 annually.
Foreigners residing here and owning
boats which are based here should purchase
the fishing permit annually. The permit is
valid for all people on board. Having Ba-
hamian registration does not change the for-
eign ownership aspect which is the critical
element requiring the fishing license.
Locally, permits may be purchased in
Cooper's Town and Marsh Harbour from
the Fisheries Officers. Boats entering at a
port of entry will receive a fishing license
as part of the "Entry Package" given by
customs. Non-Bahamians arriving by air-
craft would have to obtain a fishing license
from a fisheries officer during normal
work days, Monday Friday.
Boats owned by Bahamians do not need
a permit for recreational fishing. This
includes 100% Bahamian-owned rental
boats. Foreigners can fish from a Baha-
mian owned rental boat without obtaining
a fishing permit.
Non-Bahamian fishermen in a boat are
"restricted to hook and line" with a maxi-
mum limit of six lines in the water. Elec-
tric reels are allowed but must not have
more than five hooks per line. Six or more
hooks on a line is considered long-lining
which is illegal.
Permits are required by non-Bahamians
wanting to use more lines, to fish with
spears or nets, to use fish traps or for any
other type of fishing method. Although
not emphasized in the past, a permit is re-
quired before a foreigner can use a spear
for scalefish or crawfish. The fishing li-
cense referred to earlier does not give this
permission as normally issued. However,
the officer issuing the license can endorse
it to include spear-fishing. The endorse-
ment constitutes the required permit. Ba-
hamians are also required to get permission
to engage in spear-fishing.
Marine Resources officers are enforcing
the fishing rules more closely and foreign-
ers are advised to check with an officer if
unclear on the regulations.
Foreigners are advised to stay clear
of the crawfish "condos" which are con-
structed and placed by Bahamian fishermen
for their own use. Bahamian fishermen are
very possessive of these artificial habitats
and do not treat foreigners or competing
fishermen kindly when they are found raid-
ing these artificial habitats. To avoid con-
frontation, foreigners looking for crawfish
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and other natural habitats frequented by
There are restricted areas where fishing
is not allowed by any means by any per-
son. This would apply to the Pelican Cay
Park in central Abaco. No marine resource
may be taken from the park and enforce-
ment is by the Bahamas National Trust.
Marine resources include everything in the
water; fish, shells, rocks and seaweed.
Since the marine parks do not have signs
and fenceposts, it is wise to give them ex-
tra clearance so there is no question as to
Enforcement officers strongly suggest
that you do not combine a fishing trip with
a visit to a park. If authorities board your
boat in a park and find fish on board, prob-
lems will ensue since you cannot prove
where they were caught.
Also, if you are out deep sea fishing and
a Fisheries Officer finds dive equipment on
board as well as fish, problems may arise.
Spear-fishing is not allowed by anyone
in the coastal zone of Abaco, or any Ba-
hamian island, defined as within two hun-
dred yards from the coast as measured at
the low-water mark. This prohibited zone
is the same for all Family Islands except
Freeport which has a one mile exclusion
All divers with a permit may spear fish
while free diving but are not allowed to use
power guns or trigger-operated guns of any
kind. The most common spear used is the
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Recreational divers may not spear fish,
or catch conch or crawfish while using an
underwater air supply of any kind.
A compressed air license is required for
all commercial Bahamian fishermen using
compressors when diving for crawfish.
SCUBA equipment is not allowed.
Licensed Bahamian fishermen may fish
by free diving to any depth. When legally
using compressed air, commercial fisher-
men must only fish in the 30 to 60-foot
zone and then only to catch crawfish with a
spear and only during the season.
Note that compressor use begins at
the 30 foot level and extends to 60 feet.
Compressors are not to be used in water
shallower than 30 feet. It is interesting to
note that virtually all of Abaco's popular
fishing grounds (inside the barrier reef) are
less than 30 feet deep. This includes the
Little Bahama Bank extending to Walkers
Cay, the Abaco Sound from Little Harbour
north beyond Coopers Town and most of
the waters in Abaco's south-side marles.
Bang-sticks using shotgun shells for per-
sonal protection underwater are allowed but
must have an annual firearm license from
the Police and permission by the Minister
of Agriculture and Marine Resources.
The following bag limits for fish apply
to all non-Bahamians, whether in a foreign
boat or Bahamian boat regardless of the
A combined total of 18 fish per vessel
for kingfish, dolphin, tuna and wahoo. All
other migratory fish caught, unless it is to
be eaten, shall not be injured unnecessar-
ily but returned to the sea alive. All fish
aboard vessels must have the head and tail
intact to aid in the identification of the fish
Vessel bag limits for foreigners are 60
pounds of scalefish, and ten individual
crawfish at any time. This applies to a for-
eign owned boat holding a fishing license
or a Bahamian owned boat which is exempt
from the license requirement.
A foreign owned boat may now have six
conch aboard at any time.
All turtles are now a protected species
and are not to be taken by anyone, Baha-
mian or foreigner. Grouper and rockfish
weighing less than three pounds may not
The bag limits may be legally taken to
Florida when the vessel leaves the Baha-
mas. Foreign and Bahamian Nationals
may export the following quantities from
the Bahamas without permission from the
A total of not more than 18 fish in total
of kingfish, dolphin, tuna and Wahoo; or
ten crawfish if aboard a boat; or ten
pounds if being carried on an aircraft
60 pounds of demersal fish (bottom
Please see Fishing Page 23
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Phone 577-0184 577-0220
PO. BoxAB 20432, Marsh Harbour, Abaco
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Business Service Directory
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Hours 8:30 am 6 pm
Sunday 9 am 12 Noon
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The Abaconian Section B Page 23
Fishing rules continued
Fishing From Page 22
feeding reef fish, grouper, snapper, etc).
Any fish within the bag limit can be giv-
en away to friends but visitors who sell or
exchange their fish for accommodations or
dockage are subject to prosecution.
Legal size for crawfish is a minimum
tail length of five and one half inches
(5 /2") or a three and a quarter inch (3 14 ")
carapace (shell) length. The minimum size
applies to everyone. Egg bearing females
must not be disturbed. The eggs are visible
as a red mass (berries) under the tail.
The closed season on crawfish is from
April 1 through July 31 and applies to ev-
eryone. A closed season, December Feb-
ruary, exists for Nassau Grouper. Specific
opening and closing dates for the grouper
are often changed annually as more infor-
mation is learned on the grouper's repro-
Any crawfish in freezers of Bahamians,
second home owners or visitors on April
1, the first day of the closed season, should
be documented with a letter to the Minister
of Agriculture and Fisheries. You may or
may not be inspected by a Fisheries officer
to verify the quantity. The bag limit applies
to freezers ashore as well as boats.
There are no limits to the amount of fish
that can be legally purchased by visitors.
However, amounts above the bag limits
should be documented with receipts and
invoices to clarify the origin of the fish.
Bahamians must observe the minimum
sizes and closed seasons but are allowed
250 pounds of fish. Quantities above that
are considered commercial and appropriate
licenses are required.
Only adult conch may be taken. This
applies to Bahamians and visitors. The
adult conch is identified by a wide and well
flared lip on the shell. Juvenile conch have
a thin lip which has not yet flared. Walk-
ing out on the flats and catching a conch is
allowed. Help keep conch plentiful in the
Bahamas by leaving the juveniles.
Conch may not be exported or taken to
Florida by anyone unless documented with
a CITES permit which is issued by Nassau.
This is due to conch being an endangered
species internationally, and transportation
across international borders is governed by
the Convention on International Trade in
Endangered Species, CITES. Individuals
exporting conch with a CITES permit are
limited to ten pounds. Commercial export-
ers are allowed larger quantities.
One other rule requires that fish re-
sources imported, as on a boat arriving in
the Bahamas, must be declared to Fisher-
ies officials or to Customs officers. This is
to avoid any misunderstanding as to whose
fish are on board. If you have undeclared
fish on your cruising boat when you enter
the Bahamas, they are presumed to be Ba-
hamian and must be within the bag limits.
Bahamian fishermen using boats ex-
ceeding 20.5 feet must have a FDC regis-
tration for the boat. Applications are avail-
able from fisheries offices. Bahamians in
boats 20 feet or less in length are exempt
from this requirement. The department of
Marine Resources advises that this require-
ment has been in place for many years but
has not been widely enforced. Bahamian
fishermen must now have this registration
for their boats.
The Abaconian compiled this informa-
tion in March, 2007, revised in July 2008
to include the amendments of October 2007
and includes the turtle ban enacted in 2009.
It has been reviewed by local and Nassau
Marine Resource staff. The Department of
Fisheries is now named Department of Ma-
rine Resources and encompasses a broader
role than previously.
Revised 22 July 2010
Houses and Land For Rent and For Sale
Minimum for 3 lines in one issue $10
Picture and 4 lines $25
Additional lines at $2 per line
Display classified $18 per column inch
We can take the photo within the
Marsh Harbour area or use your
Call 242-367-2677 Fax 242-367-3677
Two Farm Labourers wanted. Mail resume to
P.O. Box AB-20462
Chevy S10 2003. Pick up truck. Ext. Cab,
A/C, Cruise control, Radio & CD player,
automatic Low miles, very good condition.
$8,450 ONO. Call 458-0525
Grande Cherokee 2002. White. Low mileage.
68,000 miles. $9,000 OBO. Call 367-0707
BIOA SAN M IA IN
15' Nautica '01 w/'01 90HP Yamaha, VHF,
well maintained, full cover, survey available,
$10,000. Phone 242-577-0392
15' Freeport Skiff '75 E-Tec/2 years old.
$12,500. Contact 458-3716 or 458-6722
L BOATS ANDI MAR1 ~I N E
I T E S F R S L E
18' Man-O-War Boat, new gelcoat, new Rub
Rail, almost new 85HP Yamaha engine. Ev-
erything in excellent condition. $16,000. Call
18.5' Albury Bros. Heavy duty Bimini top,
40 gal main gas tank, 30 gal forward tank, 115
HP mere w/ handle. 365-6205
19' Bayliner w/ cabin (toilet) 135HP Mercu-
ry, CD player, radio, depth finder, ladder, 6
seats, good condition. DUTY PAID $14,500.
Call Buddy Roberts Call 242-365-6152
20' Proline Fisherman w/ trailer, center con-
sole, T-top, Garmen GPS, trim tabs VHF,
115 outboard on bracket. Needs attention. Not
used in 5 years. $3750. Call 242-458-0525
23' Mako with walkaround cabin, needs en-
gine. Contact 458-3716 or 458-6722
LIeBA T1S1ANMRI NIE
24' Intrepid 1995 boat and Yamaha 225 HP,
Furuno Chart/Depth ICOM, VHF, AM/FM/
CD/IPOD, EPIRB, fresh salt water wash, deck
lights, 2 bilge pumps, 3 batteries, ground tack-
le, cushions/ster bench and mooring whips.
DUTY PAID $17,500 OBO Contact Tracy or
Loretta at MH Boat Yard. 242-367-5205 or
25' Parker, sports cabin, Volvo diesel en-
gine, on-board toilet, fresh water tank, re-
conditioned Bimini top, $17,500 OBO. Call
25' Mako, T-top, new engines, tank & elec-
tric etc. $25,000. Contact 901-682-3651 or ha-
26' Custom Fiberglass Commercial Fishing
Boat by Florida Marine, twin 200 HP Yamahas
220 gal gas, 25 gal water, 85 gal circulating
well, hydraulic steering, VHF, depth finder
& GPS, stereo, T-top, rocket launcher, raised
bow platform, all cushions, extensive dry stor-
age, rod holders. DUTY PAID. A great deal at
15K. Call 242-366-0122 or 242-577-0722
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31' Cat Limb w/ 8 cylinder Perkins diesel
engine. Cruises @ 15 kts. Use as a ferry or
fishing boat. Interested call Thomas at 365-
32' Black Fin tournament rigged, low hours,
Raytheon electronics inc. radar, 700 HP, dual
stations, Lee fighting chair, single spreader
riggers, sleeps 4, stove, fridge, A/C, lectra
flush head, shower, full enclosure for bridge,
spare props, fresh & salt washdown, safety
equip. and much much more. Please call JB at
978-697-5657 $47,500,00 US or BRO
j6' Latalina Sloop, 19/, m excellent condi-
tion Bah. DUTY PAID. Moored in MOW,
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45' Hatteras, 1973, DUTY PAID $50,000
as is. Needs generator and forward clutch on
one engine. In Treasure Cay. Contact hatter-
email@example.com or call 561-228-1424 or 242-
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LUXURY HOMES PRIVATE ISLANDS BEACHFRONT PROPERTY RENTALS PROPERTY MANAGEMENT APPRAISALS
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he Biq House" is a two storey beach house with a large open floor plan, an upstairs wrap around screened porch,
2 private bedrooms downstairs, 2 baths, BO ft. of beaGhfront and a private dock slip, all making this the perfect
vacation getaway. An amazing value. For more informaticm, contact Kathleen AlbUry at T (242) 367-5454 or 0
(242) 577 0333, or Email. ka[hleenC,:Dhgchristje.com. $549,000, Ref AS11471
Stunning estate residence located
on Ritz-Carlton's golf course. 9,970
sq. ft. with 7 bedrooms & 8.5 baths.
$9,750,000. Ref. AS11098
Beach front lot near entrance of har-
bour with fantastic views of light-
house. Walking distance to beach.
$265,000. Ref. AS11433
LEEWARD YACHT CLUB
Beautiful Victorian house in Green
Turtle Cay. 2,000 sq. ft. with 3 bed-
rooms and 2.5 baths.
$950,000. Ref. AS11349
NEW! LUBBERS QUARTERS: 8,660sq. ft. with 80 ft. of beachfront in Abaco Ocean
Club, and a private dock slip at community dock. $225,000. Ref. AS11475
BRIGATINE BAY: 10,000 sq. ft. located in Treasure Cay, near stunning beach, golf
course, marina and restaurants. Starting at $85,000. Ref. AS11385 or AS11387 or
LUBBERS QUARTERS: Abaco Ocean Club hilltop lots #39 and #40. Offering great
views of the Sea of Abaco. Closeto Marsh Harbour and Hope Town. $80,000 each
or $150,000 for both. Ref. AS10705
REDUCEDI GUMELEMI RIDGE, ELBOW CAY: 10,494 sq. ft. lotwith great elevations.
$120,000. Ref. PS10603
GUANA CAY Half acre building site with views, underground utilities, lots of palm
trees. Located on the peaceful Southern tip. $175,000. Ref. PS10624
NEW! LUBBERS QUARTERS: Beachfront lot with 80 ft. of beachfront, lush tropical
landscaping and private slip at community dock. $225,000. Ref. AS11475
DUNDAS TOWN: 8,746 sq. ft. lot in community near Marsh Harbour. Great op-
portunity. $35,000. Ref. AS11371
LITTLE HARBOUR: Private waterfront lot on coveted peninsula. 160ft. on the water,
ideal for a dock. $249,000. Ref. AS11389
REDUCED! WINDING BAY: 1.775 acres with 200ft. of beachfronton one of Abaco's
most stunning beaches. Enjoy all the luxurious amenitiesof the Ritz-Carlton man-
aged Abaco Club. $2,500,000. Ref.AS10803
TREASURE CAY: In a gated communityand walkingdistancefrom one of the world's
most beautiful beaches. Purchase 1 lot, or 3 lots combined to total 33,900 sq. ft.
$50,000for 1 or $120,000 for 3 parcels. Ref. AS11400 or AS11401 or AS11402
PRICED TO SEL! JOE'S CREEK: Almost one acre of land between Marsh Harbour
and Treasure Cay. $54,990. Ref. AS11455
Sea view 2 bedroom condos and 3
bedroom penthouses in a gated de-
velopment with pool and dock.
Starting at $595,000. Ref. AS10903
3 bedroom, 2 bath home just across
from the beach, offering a large pool
and deck space for entertaining.
$749,000. Ref. PS10665
Set on 1.6 acres of lush grounds this
home has 1 bedroom, 1 bath and of-
fers great views and total privacy.
$599,000. Ref. AS11473
ISLAND BREEZES MOTEL
This recently renovated motel is lo-
cated in Marsh Harbour and is a
great small business investment.
$580,000. Ref. AS11282
Dreamy and colorful turn-key canal
front residence in Great Abaco Club.
4 bedrooms all with ensuite baths.
$920,000. Ref. AS11449
Situated on a double lot this canal-
front home has a spacious floorplan
with 4 bedrooms and 4 baths.
$1,350,000. Ref. AS11270
A stunning parcel of elevated land
with 75 ft. of shoreline and 180 de-
gree views of the Sea of Abaco.
$125,000 Ref. AS11309
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CORNISH CAY, ABACO
34 acres in Abaco's idyllic fishing and
boating waters, this private island is
the perfect playground.
$7,000,000. Ref. AS11258
MARSH HARBOUR GREEN TURTLE CAY
Spacious and luxuriously furnished 4 Enchanting 2 bedroom, 2 bath cot-
bedroom and 4 bath canalfront home tage with 140 ft. of beach in Long
with pool and 42 ft. on the canal. Bay near New Plymouth settlement.
$1,199,000. Ref. AS10843 $1,095,000. Ref. AS11322
A quaint cottage with 150 ft. of pris-
tine beachfront. 2 bedrooms, 1 bath
on 1.4 acres of elevated land.
$595,000. Ref. AS11353
LUBBERS QUARTERS LUBBERS QUARTERS
Lovely 2 storey cottage, located in 'Sea View Cottage' boasts stunning
Abaco Ocean Club, just steps from water views from every room. Fully
the beach with a private dock slip. equipped with private dock slip.
$325,000. Ref. AS11474 $880,000. AS11450
BAHAMA CAY TREASURE CAY
A new and affordable private island 2 bedroom, 2 bath beachfront condo.
development. 1 bedroom and 3 bed- Open floor plans with all amenities
room units. Luxury amenities. nearby including pool and golf.
Starting at $279,990. Ref. AS11336 $494,000. AS11363
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THE BLUFF AT WINDING BAY LUBBERS QUARTERS
A unique parcel of land with dramatic A rare opportunity! 2 lots sold together
views comprising 17,000 sq. ft. near with private dockage in Abaco Ocea
the club house. Club. Total land is 28,317 sq. f
$500,000. Ref. AS11263 $245,500. Ref. PS1066
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A tucked away retreat with 2 bed-
rooms and 2 baths. Lush landscap-
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$299,000. Ref. AS10648
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front home with living and dining up-
stairs to fully enjoy the ocean views.
$525,000. Ref. AS11472
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