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Title: Abaconian
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00093713/00076
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Title: Abaconian
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: David & Kathleen Ralph
Place of Publication: Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas
Publication Date: September 15, 2010
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Volume ID: VID00076
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SEPTEMBER 15th, 2010

MH airport terminal plans are revealed

The Hon. Neko G
meeting on Septen
will include adequ
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Construction is expected to begin by year end
By Timothy Roberts
J The Hon. Neko Grant, Minister of Pub-
lic Works and Transportation, displayed
the preliminary plans for the new airport
terminal and control tower for the Marsh
Harbour International Airport on Sep-
tember 3 to a small group of stakeholders
revealing that they are hopeful to break
,p ground on the project as early as the end of
V this year. It is expected to cost an estimated
$12 million
"This terminal building means so much
to all of you, and it certainly means a great
deal to my leader (Prime Minister Ingra-
ham)," said Mr. Grant. "It's something he
really, really wants done." Mr Grant con-
tinued, "I assured him that I would spare
no [time] in bringing this to fruition."
Mr. Grant said that two of the reasons
Donald Dean of The Architects Inc. in
SFreeport, Grand Bahama, was chosen was
"his fee was right, and his time to deliver
[completed drawings] is quick," which he
indicated is three months. Mr. Dean signed
the contract for the plans to be drawn on
July 30 and is expected to complete them by
the end of October this year after which the
rant, Minister of Works, showed the plans for the new airport terminal and control tower for Marsh Harbour in a plans will be put out to tender for 30 days.
niber 3 at the Education office. The 30,000-square-foot terminal will be built just beyond the current terminal and The preliminary design showcases a
iate parking. 5,/ ,i, ,, are Administrator Cephas Cooper; Michael Albury, President of the Abaco C, ,tw,,i', of Con- 30,000-square-foot terminal building which

merce; tKenai Anaerson witm lournsm; ir. Grant; wynsome rerguson wtn l ournsm; jerzan uutten, uLrector oj lournsm or me
Northern Bahamas; and Chief Councillor Cubell Davis.

Please see Terminal Page 5

A new school year begins


Government schools and most private schools opened on August 30 1/1 ,,/' a few opened
on September 6. Excitement was high as the students experienced new classroom sur-
roundings and new teachers along with their friends from previous years. Attendance
at the government schools in Central Abaco was not what was expected but this could
be due to government's ,n'ic, ilv announced policy on returning illegal immigrants to
their home country. This scene was at the Central Abaco Primary School that now has
a new principal, Ms. Ruthamae Rolle.

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Junkanoo holds its final

summer festival
The Ministry of
Tourism held Junk
aeanoo Festivals on
four weekends this
summer. The last
one was on August
27, timed to coincide
with the two darts
tournaments held
in Marsh Harbour.
It proved to be very
popular with the
S darts players as well
as other visitors who
were in the area. The
Junkanoo group this
time was the Trea
sure Cay Explorers
of group that had ex-
ceptionally elaborate
costumes. They were
very well received
-by both visitors and
S locals. i,,,, ,here
is one of the darts
planerss who was de
......lighted to be part of
the show.
By Canishka Alexander fun and entertainment during the summer.
The 2010 Junkanoo Summer Festival On August 27, the final night of the festival,
hosted by the Abaco Tourist Office is al- Goombay Park was the place to be.
ways a celebratory occasion as it draws
many fromthe community foraneveningof Please see Junkanoo Page 6



Page 2 Section A The Abaconian September 15, 2010

By Jennifer Hudson
Furniture Plus, the premier furniture
store of The Bahamas, opened the doors
of its new store in Marsh Harbour on Au-
gust 24. It had been greatly anticipated by
the people of Abaco since construction be-
gan adjoining Maxwell's Supermarket in
March, 2009. "So many people had been
peering through the doors that we had to
give up cleaning the glass," stated Krystyn-
ia Lee D'Arville, Vice President of Sales
and Marketing, who was very excited to fi-
nally have the store open. Troy D'Arville,
President and CEO, stated, "We have been
very impressed with the turnout and the
traffic through here has been tremendous.
The first day we expected a lot of people
but the interest has been overwhelming."
Mr. D'Arville explained that although
Furniture Plus already has stores in Nas-
sau and Freeport, the Abaco store is their

mascot store as it is the firs
able to build literally from
and so they have been able
the way they want it to be.
so much over the years an
to do so many things dif
Abaco, and our team ha
job," he stated.
The showroom is 15,
which is almost as large as
sau. It has been beautiful
design team of Lee D'Arv
and Victoria Ferguson fro
aisles are very spacious
easy to get around and adn
showcase areas and one h
being in a furniture store i
In the main showroom
out in groupings of living
rooms and bedrooms, ea
with beautiful cushions,


Customers are

enjoying Furn
st they have been baskets, lamps, pictures, silk floral ar-
the "ground up" rangements and whatever suits that par-
e to do it exactly ticular d6cor.
"We have learnt The back section houses a wide range of
d have been able Kenmore home appliances while another
Fferently here on section displays entertainment centres,
as done a great televisions and other JVC electronics and
yet another area is for mattresses. A line
000 square feet of casual outdoor furniture will soon be
s the one in Nas- added. All of the merchandise is of very
y laid out by the high quality. This new store has a large at-
ille from Nassau tached warehouse of which Mr. D'Arville
m Freeport. The is very proud. "It is state-of-the-art and
which makes it utilizes special machines called furni-
nire the furniture ture pickers which allow the furniture to
as the feeling of be moved more easily and thus minimizes
n Florida. damage," he stated.
furniture is laid "In-house financing with convenient
g rooms, dining payment plans can be arranged either in the
ich accessorized store or on line, making it easier for people
throws, vases, to purchase the good quality furniture they

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A shopper is examining this bedroom suite on display at the newly opened Furniture Plus
store in Marsh Harbour. The store offers financing plans to accommodate its customers.
The store has many accessories displayed so that homeowners can decorate in their own

Tme displays of furniture and accessories are orighit, attractive and very appealing. They
give homemakers many ideas that can they can incorporate in their own homes. The store
also offers expert decorating advice, in-house financing and delivery options.

P.O.BOX AB 20737
Marsh Harbour
Abaco, Bahamas
Tel: 242-367-2091
Fax: 242-367-2235



801 Avenue E
Riviera Beach Fla. 33404
Tel: 561-840-9393
Fax: 561-863-3451
Contact: Tina Diaz

SFreight runs from Wst. .Palm Beachi
to Nassau i Marsh Harbour

Weekly freight runs to and from Nassau

General Cargo, 20' 8& 40' Dry and
Refrigerated Containers, Drive-on Ramps




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iture Plus
desire as long as they can produce a record
of steady income. No banks are involved
in the financing which is all managed by
an in-house finance manager. We have
been doing this for 18 years and are very
pleased at how well it works for us and our
customers," stated Mrs. D'Arville, who
added that Furniture Plus is looking to set
up a payment model specifically designed
for fishermen and other seasonal work-
ers. Furniture Plus is geared towards local
Abaconians and second homeowners in an
effort to save people shopping outside The
Bahamas and to keep the dollars here on
"We have been wanting to come to Ab-
aco for many years and have been looking
around for suitable premises. So when this

Please see Furniture Plus Page 7

Page 2 Section A The Abaconian

September 15, 2010

September 15, 2010 The Abaconian

Section A


SAND 6 bed/7 bath nann)'s apt., guest
cottage, garage,fully furnished. $2,575,000-

dgpe Town Specialists Largest Inventory of Properties
Member of the Bahamas MLS...another reason to list with us.

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FAR NIENTE MOVE IN! 4 bed/5 bath,
5,000 sq. ft. on excellent swimming beach,
near public dock, turnkey. US$2,490,000.

OCEAN VIEW Newly redecorated and spadous FLAMINGO VILLAS 2 homes, 2b/2b each,
4/4 on senrinr beach in pime location just moments pool, shared deck, overlooking the lighthouse.
from the village. Dock option. US$2,400,000. Private dock, 45kw generator. $2,149,000.
Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com Jane.Patterson@SothebysRealty.com

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105 ft of protected deep water & 130 tof dodage-
One of a kind. Trades welcome. US$1,300,000.

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bathhomewithbreezewayconnection,veryprivate, DorrosCove3bbnew renovatedastddecte4d detached efficiency.Quaintand cozy,itevenhasa
shaded decks, steps to beach. US$1,200,000. Dodcslp with liftatTahiti Beach. US$1,250,000. pool. Steps from public dock. $950,000.
Jane.Patterson@SothebysRealty.com Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com Jane.Patterson@SothebysRealty.com

AERIE OCEANVIEWS Why wait? Buy your island
getavy y,3 bed cottagenestled in thedunes,easybeach
access.dockslip,great rental history US$695,000.
Jane.Patterson@ SothebysRealty.com

VALENTINE'S Historic 3 bed 2 bath with
lighthouse views.Steps to public dockshort walk
to beach. Good rental history. US$500,000.

DUNWANDERIN The perfect little coage in tie
heart of Hope Town 3/2 built in 1890, completely
renovated & restored, like new. US$499,000,

finished 2000 sq. ft, 2 storey home. Close to
shared dock, Village & beaches. $399,000.
Jane.Patterson @SothebysRealty.com

ALLAMANDA updated interior. 2 bed 2
bath plus upstairs apartment. Oversized
lot with tropical foliage, US$480,000.

BERomm HOUSE -WHITE SOUND 3 bed 2 bath
starter home. Spacious verandah with
beach access around the corner. $29S,000.

Lit HOPE 2 bed/2 bath Loyalist cottage
across from the Mission House.Walk to shops
& restaurants, good rental. US$475,000.

3 bed 2 bath. One block off the ocean
on quiet lane near marina, US$459,900,

18,000 sq. ft. wooded lot on North End: in this spacious, well-appointed home with 360
US$216,000.Dock slip option; $50,000. degreeviews.Deeded dock slip. US$690,000.
Kerry.Sullivan@Sothebys Realty.com Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com

Sound 2 bed, 1.5 bath, bonus roomretail space
on main floor,short walkto beach US$400,000.

SUNSET VIEW 2 bed I bath beachfront
cottage nestled in the trees with large
deck and private boat basin. $575,000,

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 lot available. $349,000.
Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com

I ILLJ.\J .1S 4 frl-'S21.
docks & boat lifts. Fabulous newly
built 4 bed 3 bath. US$1,200,000.

George Damianos Kerry Sullivan
Broker, Owner Broker
t242.3624211 t 242.366.0163

Enjoy picturesque sunsets from this cozy
waterfront cottage. US$339,000.

Laurie Schreiner Jane Patterson
EstateAgent Estate Agent
t 242.367.5046 t 242366.0035

4 bath immaculate retreat with 97' dock.
360 degree ocean views. US$3,500,000.

... .....

ToP-A-TILLOO Where can you get brand
new construction with views for this price?
Short walk to beach & dockage.US$235,000.
Laurie.Schreiner@Sothebys Reahy.com

Stan Sawyer BlllAlbury Lydla Bodamer Chris Albury
EstateAgent Estate Agent EstateAgent Estate Agent
t 242.577.0298 t242.367.5046 t 242.367.5046 t 242367.5046

#4161 Atlantic Dream Dorros Cove oceanfrontdock slip,20,000 sq,t. $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 of Abaco views protected by restrictive
covenants, 18,000 sq. ft. Lot: US$216,000. Dock Slip: US$50,000. Kerry Sullivan
#5753 Hope Town Point Lot 70A NEW LISTING 1 1,350 sq.ft. building site on the north
end. One block off the Sea of Abaco. Close to sandy beach. B$165,000, Kerry Sullivan
#5754 Hope Town Point Lot 70B NEW LISTING -12,640 sq. ft. on the north end. Build
up for views of the Atlantic. Beach across the street. B$ 185,000.Kerry Sullivan
#4905 Ocean Bluff- Dorros Cove oceanfront, dock slip, highest elevation
in area,view ofTilloo Cut &Atlantic.$475,000. Kerry Sullivan
#4313 New Settlement Hillside lots w/ underground utilities and concrete roads in quiet
residential community. Access to beach. Starting at: $140,000. Kerry Sullivan
#4825 North End Lot 5 la Ocean View, 10,042 sq.ft. $185,000. Jane Patterson
#5236 North End Lot 51b Ocean View, 12,351 sq.ft. $195,000. Jane Patterson
#4826 North End Lot 66 -Almost 1/2 acre lot Underbrushed. $189,000. Jane atterson
#3207 Seagrape -White Sound Oceanfront building site, excellent elevation, 101 kf
on the Atlantic, near public dock. $375,000, Kerry Sullivan
#4395 Shepherd Needle Hill 3.7 acres, 140' on deep water coastline, views of the
Atlantic Ocean, Sea ofAbaco,&Tahiti Beach. US$995,000. Kerry Sullivan.
#4940 Abaco Ocean Club Lot 18 Steps to water, dockage available. $180,000. Laurie Schreiner
#4433 Abaco Ocean Club Lot 46 Large waterfront lot, Stunningviews. $298,000, Laurie Schreiner
#3947 Abaco Ocean Club Lot 143 Approximately 11,450 sq. ft, $150,000. Bill Albury
#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

#4482 Fabulous Beachfront Lot. Best Beach Location. NEW PRICE $375,000. Stan Sawyer
#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 Schreiner
#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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Little llarbour
12,399 sq.ft. lot with amazing views
overlooking the peaceful community of
Little Harbour. Amazing building site.
Foundation for guest house completed.
$120,000 Ref#7176


Treasure Cay
2 bed 2 bath condo within the presti-
gious resort community of Treasure Cay.
Features lovely harbour views manicured
grounds and close to all amenities.
$325,000 Ref#7195

Cedar Cottages
Hope Town 3 bed/2 bath cottage only
minutes away from the ocean. Additional
cottage, oceanfront and harbour front land
$595,000- Ref#7038

Private Island Peninsula
This 12 acre peninsula is the most
elevated property on the island and has
over a half a mile ofwaterfront with
over 1,000' in the protected harbour.
795,000- Ref#7051

Joe Bookie's Bay
Bookie's Bay 2bed/2 bath home on
4 acres of natural unspoiled property.
Features 130' of beachfront and com-
manding views.
$500,000 Ref#7079
malin _coldwellbankerbahamas.com

Lots on Private Cay
Private beachfront lots on secluded cay.
Close to Green Turtle Cay. Both lots
feature 1 acre of property and over 100'
of waterfront.
$150,000 Each Ref#7201

Treasure Cay
2 bed/2 bath unique villa close to the
beach in prestigious Treasure Cay. This
villa is offered fully furnished and com-
mands views of the beach.
$449,500- Ref#7247

Leisure Lee
3 bed/2 bath home on double lot.
Features an open floor plan. Screened
in wrap around porch offers the best in
outdoor entertainment.
$280,000 Ref#5366
mailin@coldwellb akerbahamas.com

CneroKee Sounu
34,922 sq.ft. lot located on "The Hill".
Features huge rain water cistern and
overlooks the shallow banks and sea.
Extremely private and tranquil location.
$275,000 Ref#7238

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

Pelican Shores Hope Town
Marsh Harbour 2 bed/2.5 bath, 2,400 Oceanfront lot in the heart of the settle-
sq.ft. waterfront home on a 12,250 sq.ft. ment with beautiful beach and snorkel-
lot. Lovely views of the sea. Quiet ing reef. Steps away from all of Hope
neighborhood. Town's amenities.
$1,200,000 Ref#6965 $560,000 Ref#7095
malln @coldwellbankerbahamas.com pleasants@coldwellbankerbahamas.com

Guana Cay 2 bed/2 bath cottage situ-
ated in Guana Sea Side Village. Access
to the Sea of Abaco and only steps from
the ocean.
$249,000 Ref#7196

Marsh Harbour
Income producing property. Triplex
comprising two 1 bed/I bath apt and one
2 bed/2 bath apt Centrally located and
well maintained.
$399,000- Ref#7122
m alin@coldwellbankerb aham as.com

Simmon's Place
Marsh Harbour 4 commercial spaces
and 2 rental units on main tourist strip.
8,760 sqft. total of investment op-
$495,000 Ref#6766


Guana Sea Side Village 3,080 sq.ft. Beach access steps away. $55,000 Schooner Bay Little Bridge Beach oceanfront lot. $365,000

Bahama Coral Island 10,000 sqft. slightly elevated. $22,500

Sand Banks Creek 1.2 acres. 64' of rocky shoreline. $85,000

Bahama Palm Shores Residential lots available. From $30,000 Lubbers Quarters Waterfront lot, 100 x 200. $199,500
Yellowwood Hilltop lots w/views of Cherokee Creeks. From $88,500 LUttleAbaco Waterfront lot 0.711 acres with power. $39,500
Long Beach 1/4 acre lots in quiet community. From $50,000 Hope Town Oceanfront lot 55' of ocean. $950,000
Bahama Coral Island 3 lots 9,000 sq. ft. each, 30+ ft. elevation. $25,000 Hope Town Harbourfront lot. Views of the lighthouse. $850,000

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

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ort terminal plans revealed


This is the architect's concept of the new terminal for the Marsh Harbour airport. Gov-
ernment feels this will serve Abaco for 10 years. It is being designed so it can be ex-
panded in the future.
Snal or, using a separate road, go to Abaco The parking area has been extensively
ROKEEAIR Air or Cherokee Air without having to go redone and will be paid parking, whether
through the main terminal's traffic. There long term or short term, with another sec-

are provisions for taxi waiting areas where
they can park until they are called up.

Please see Terminal Page 7

parking areas at Marsh Harbour airport

Terminal From Page I

Mr. Grant said should be adequate to serve
Abaco's needs for about 10 or more years.
Plans also include a 3,000-square-foot fire
rescue station with adjoining control tow-
er. The existing terminal will be converted
into a cargo area. Provisions have been
made, according to Mr. Grant, for future
expansion to the east, south and west of the
new terminal when it becomes necessary.
There are separate areas for domestic
and international check-ins. The departure
lounge, which can seat about 200 people,
is shared for domestic and international
passengers. However, the international
and domestic arrival areas are separate.
Three areas are available for retail op-
erations in the main lobby area, and the
plans show a cafeteria and a bar in the de-
parture lounge along with space for two
more retail stores. Included in the plans is
a VIP lounge located in the Customs and
Immigration area for passengers of celeb-
rity or political status. There is a room for
pilots with a weather station provided by
the Meteorological Office.
A new roundabout will be located in the
area before the old terminal which will al-
low people to either go to the new termi-

Proposed layout for the Marsh Harbour International Airport terminal

This is a view of the entire airport area. The proposed fire crash facility and control
tower are mid-way on the runway but will be on the south side of the airport. This shows
two of our three FBO's. Terminal and

September 15, 2010

The Abaconian Section A Page 5


Junkanoo Festival was enjoyed by many

Junkanoo From Page 1
Featured among the Bahamian enter-
tainers were KB, Geno D, the New Wave
Dancers and Wilfred Solomon & the Mag-
netics, and the T-Time Rake n' Scrape
band who appeared on stage as people
wove through the crowd to sample tasteful-
ly prepared Bahamian dishes and purchase

locally handcrafted gifts and souvenirs.
One of the most popular booths ap-
peared to be the one adorned with chil-
dren's toys that blinked fluorescent colours
and spewed bubbles into the air. The conch
salad stand and daiquiri booths ran close
Peering more closely into the crowd,
one could pinpoint the participants of the

18th Caribbean & 5th Americas Cups of
Darts, who were in attendance and were
thrilled to be a part of this great Bahamian
cultural expression. All in all, represen-
tatives from 11 countries throughout the
Caribbean and North and South America
were present.
As our visitors' week began with a Junk-
anoo rush out, so it ended. But this time
the crowd was entertained by the Treasure
Cay Explorers Junkanoo group, who were
outfitted in brilliantly pasted costumes as

they danced to the rhythm of the Junkanoo
This year the festivals began on June 18
and were also held on June 25 and July
9 when the event was held downtown to
coincide with The Bahamas' 37th Indepen-
dence celebration festivities.

Goombay Park came alive once again on August 27 and visitors and locals mingled to
enjoy the last Junakoo Festival for the summer. The entertainment was great and the
Junakanoo rush stimulating. These are watching the show -i i/i, they enjoy treats from
the vendors.

Everyone enjoyed the ambiance of the Junkanoo Festival. The music brought out the
rhythm in all ,f ii,,i,. regardless of age. Some are even awed by the instruments played
by the musicians.

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These premium |
mid-size cars all
feature great
impressive styling and
lots 6f standard features
at prices that are'less
than you w6uldexpect.--
Take your pick! \ .-

All models are sold
at standard Nassau
prices, and -
are backed
by full

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Marsh Harbour
tel: 367-2916
fax: 367-2918
email: amml.abaco@gmail.com


Quality Star Auto Service Station And Garage
Don MacKay Blvd., Marsh Harbour


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If you need an item that is not in stock, we will quickly import it for you
Open 7 am 7 pm Monday thru Thursday .__

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7 am 8 pm Friday and Saturday
Tel: (242) 367-2979

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has its new facility at the Marsh Harbour
International Airport. We are a full service FBO
with Customs, Immigration, Fuel, VIP Lounge
and many other five star services.
We handle all your aircraft ground han-
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US toll free 800-920-9970 VHF 122.80
P.O.Box AB 20485 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas
Email : fboinfo@cherokeeair.com

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providing safe, reliable transportation to
and from the islands of the Bahamas
and southeastern Florida.

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US Toll Free 800-920-9971 US 561-277-1124 Nassau 242-396-1136
P.O.Box AB 20485 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas
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September 15, 2010



Dept. of Health Reviews Abaco's Health Needs

By Timothy Roberts
Officials from the Department of Public
Health, along with consultants from Aga
Khan Development Network conducted a
tour of health services in Central Abaco
on August 31 with a view to completing
maintenance on the government clinics
and assessing health services with a view
to developing a plan for a mini-hospital in
During their tour, which was lead by
Charlene Bain, Acting Administrator of
the Department of Public Health, took the
group of eight to visit Hope Town's present
temporary clinic as well as the government
clinic with renovations still underway.
They are "awaiting definitive approval"
from the Ministry of Finance to complete
repairs and restructuring of the government
clinic, said Ms. Bain. She noted feedback
from the community is being considered
concerning the provision of better health
care facilities.
She was impressed with the level of
community involvement between the nurse

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on call and Hope Town's Fire Rescue de-
The group also toured the Marsh Har-
bour Clinic and Ms. Bain noted that a
scope of works for the renovation and re-
structuring of the Marsh Harbour Clinic
was done in June covering painting, main-
tenance and air conditioning as well as a
streamlining of the flow of the clinic. She
expects that the process will be completed
by the third week of September and will be
sent to tender.
Ms. Bain discussed the use of telemedi-
cine as the Department of Public Health
seeks to strengthen support for the Family
Islands and especially remote areas. Tele-
medicine allows a nurse or doctor to con-
nect with a specialist in New Providence or
elsewhere to receive help in diagnosis and
treatment of patients where the knowledge
is not locally available. Ms. Bain said it
is even possible for an examination to be
done by a doctor on call at a different loca-
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Terminal From Page 5
tion available for car rentals and employ-
ees of the airport as well as an area for
more taxis to wait their turn.
Mr. Grant said the control tower and
crash rescue station will be centered on the
south side of the new runway, according
to international requirements, and the re-
sponse time for a crash response vehicle to
either end of the runway is estimated to be
two minutes or less. Mr. Grant indicated
that a second fire truck has been ordered
worth an estimated $500,000.
The comments from those in attendance
were very appreciative that the project is mov-
ing forward, and everyone is looking forward
to the work beginning as soon as possible.
However, the primary criticisms were
about the size of the departure area as well
as the amount of counter space available
for airlines.
Mr. Grant mentioned that the design has
taken into account the fact that the area
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ited the proposed site for the mini-hospital,
which is just south of the government com-
plex now under construction on Charles
Sawyer Boulevard. The group visited Aus-
kell Medical Clinic's present facilities and
were given a brief overview of their future
To finish their day of tours the group
walked through Pigeon Pea (an immigrant
community in the center of Marsh Har-
bour) where they noted that the majority of
Haitians rely on the government clinic for
their health care. They noted the adverse
conditions that many of the immigrants
lived under.
Lee Hilling, Consultant from Aga
Khan, said that the Aga Khan organization
is a philanthropic corporation that assists
developing and under-developed nations

in areas relating to health, education, cul-
ture, rural development, institution-build-
ing and the promotion of economic devel-
opment. The group's involvement at this
point is "for collaboration on ideas" relat-
ing to the building of a mini-hospital on
Abaco. He has "no idea how long or far
the collaboration will go," but added that
they would explore if there are any areas
that they can collaborate with the Depart-
ment of Public Health.
Terrence Cartwright, Lead Project
Manager, Engineer and Health Care Plan-
ner at the Public Health Authority, noted
that his department would not be involved
unless the department is planning to go
ahead with the construction of a mini-

This group visited Central Abaco on August 31 to assess the health care facilities. The
group is shown at the Hope Town Clinic that is being renovated. 51,,/." are, front, Or-
vill Adams with Aga Kahn Development Network; Administrator Cephas Cooper; Mrs.
Lee Hilling; Dr. Pearl McMillan with the Department of Public Health; Charlene Bain,
Public Health; Linda Cole and Bonnie Hall, both from Hope Town. In the back are Mi-
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the Hope Town Council; Lee Hilling with Aga Kahn; and Terrence Cartwright with the
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The Editor Says... Comments on the terminal plans

As this is being written, detailed plans
for the terminal for our Marsh Harbour
airport are being drawn by an architectural
firm in Freeport. The Hon. Neko Grant,
Minister of Works, came to Abaco on Sep-
tember 3 to give a short presentation of the
preliminary plans to a group of about 20
Mr. Grant gave a 20 minute overview of
the project with most of his presentation fo-
cused on the terminal building itself. Ques-
tions and comments followed. The meeting
ended with those in the room studying the
large plans displayed on the wall.
The building is scheduled to handle Ab-
aco's growth for 10 years or more and has
provisions for expansion on the domestic
eastern side, on the departure lounge fac-
ing south and to the western side where
Customs and Immigration will be located.
However, no expansion seems possible in
the middle area where the ticketing coun-
ters are located or the security check-in
The contract with the architectural firm
in Freeport was signed about a month ago,
and this was the first set of preliminary
drawings to be made public. Mr. Grant
was proud to announce that with this pub-
lic viewing and input from those present,
the drawings and suggestions would be
handed to the architect on Monday morn-
ing, September 6, for an immediate start
on the final detailed drawings. When these
drawings are complete, they will be given
to contractors for tender, and bids will be
received. It is expected that construction
will begin in December or January.
The general mood was one of excite-
ment. The detailed plans were on the way,
provisions were made for growth and con-
struction would begin at the end of the year.
Mr. Grant rolled up the plans and headed
back to Freeport. There was nothing more
to look at, nothing more to ponder, nothing
more to be said.
Just before Mr. Grant boarded the plane
on Sunday morning for Freeport, I bor-
rowed the presentation book to take pho-
tographs of the terminal plans. I subse-
quently shared these with Michael Albury,
President of the Abaco Chamber of Com-

merce, and Abaco Chamber Board mem-
bers. Some of these plans are seen on page
five. Separately, Michael and I did a men-
tal walk-through and made lists with over
30 points to consider. These were sent to
Mr. Grant prior to his meeting with the
architects on Monday morning.
Insufficient ticket counters for the inter-
national carriers concerned Mr. Albury,
and he phoned the architect on Monday to
discuss this. The space allocated for inter-
national ticketing has 33 percent less space
than now available in the present building.
As far as we can tell, there are spaces for
ten agents. These are international size
ticket counters that give each agent 3.5 feet
of work space.
The airport now has nine airlines serv-
ing Marsh Harbour from Florida. The
three largest are American Eagle presently
with nine feet of counter space, Continen-
tal Connection with 10 feet and Bahamasair
with 12 feet. They will each be restricted
to seven feet allowing two ticket agents
for each airline to check in passengers.
These three airlines will be using six
of the ten counters. That leaves four tick-
et counters to be shared among six other
carriers. There appears to be no with no
space for additional airlines such as Delta
that last year showed an interest in coming
Has someone decided that we don't
need any more airlines coming here? Even
the most skeptical politician has noted that
Abaco's growth is not stagnant but contin-
ues to expand.
On Monday, September 6, the day that
the architect was told to go ahead, the direc-
tors of the Abaco Chamber of Commerce
met and reviewed the situation. They were
dismayed that the plans were not shown
to the public or the broader business com-
munity. A specific concern related to the
apparent lack of counter space for our in-
ternational carriers.

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On Tuesday evening, September 7, the
Chief Councillors Association met and a
presentation was made by the Chamber
president. The Chief Councillors were
equally concerned.
It is ironic that after the BEC fiasco
with the Wilson City power plant and
the resulting public outcry over many is-
sues, government is repeating its public
relations mistake of forging ahead without
public consultation. Government and BEC
officials have been criticized severely for
spending $100 million on the power plant
without any local input. Some of the BEC
issues still have not been resolved even
though the plant is nearing completion.
Even some BEC officials have acknowl-
edged that millions of dollars could have
been saved had some location and design
changes been made at an early stage.
Now we are being given a $12 million
terminal and control tower to serve as the
gateway to Central and South Abaco, and
we are excluded from the process. In fact,
it is our revenue to government that is pay-
ing for the building that government is giv-
ing us.
The plans were displayed at 5 p.m. on
Friday and subsequently removed. Ap-
proximately 20 people had Saturday and
Sunday to ponder their memory of the
presentation and comment to the Minister
before the plans went to the architect on
Monday. Of the 20 persons given the pre-
sentation, 14 were government employees
who could be expected to nod their heads
in approval.
Now are we going to passively stand by
and watch a $12 million building be erect-
ed with apparent shortcomings from the
onset? Incidentally, the $12 million is for
an empty but functional building. Furnish-
ings and equipment will add to this total.
Abaco residents and visitors are expect-
ed to live with this new terminal for 10 or
more years. Neither the politicians in Nas-

morning Kevie secured an air charter back
to the States; she also sent down breakfast
on the house. Later Howard and Perry,
dockhands, lifted my wife off the boat to
a waiting taxi. Cherokee Air departed im-
mediately for Ft Pierce. The fine young pi-
lot, whose name I forget, lifted her single
handed on and off the plane with so much
I shall always remember those who
cared for her and helped me in these trying
times. My wife lived those last days with
you folks and your pretty islands. Thanks
to all who make known the Bahamians are
beautiful caring folks.
God Bless you all
Bruce Maclntyre
Make an effort to

have good health
Dear Editor,
Could you kindly allow me a few lines
in your paper? I feel very strongly about
this subject
Everybody believes in something, and
one of the things that I believe in is the
pursuit of good health. To this end, I rec-
ommend to everyone that you all take vita-
mins. However to me, the most important
is vitamin D, along with Calcium. Through
extensive scientific research this combina-
tion has been shown to be effective against
most of today's diseases.
I'm not a doctor nor am I a scientist;
however, I have read extensively about
the scientific research and I feel that it
is important to put this message out. Re-
member, everything that the doctors know
came from science. And it is scientists that

sau nor the architects in Freeport will have
to endure its inadequacies. We understand
the politicians' desire to see construction
get underway and be completed. But it ap-
pears that in haste there is poor allocation
of interior space. It would appear that a
30-day delay allowing our stakeholders
to give meaningful input would pay long-
term dividends. We may be anxious for the
terminal, but we owe it to Abaco's future
to see that it is done properly. Allowing
public input would deflect any future criti-
cism as is continually being levied against
BEC and its refusal to communicate.
There is the realization that Nassau and
Freeport persons will view a delay as an-
other sign that the Abaco people are be-
ing obstructionists again. However, we
are paying for the building, we will have
to live with it and we want to see it done
BEC still struggles
We are now into the first week of Sep-
tember when we have been told we may
get a limited amount of steady power from
the Wilson City plant. In the past few
weeks, BEC has acquired several portable
generators of an industrial nature that may
hopefully solve its immediate capacity
problems. This may relieve the pressure
on getting the new plant online. Despite
additional generators, we are still being
subjected to frequent load shedding.
It baffles us that BEC finds it necessary
to improve its capacity for our slow sea-
son but did not see the wisdom of having
steady power for our prime season this
past summer.
Our economy and the Public Trea-
sury have lost millions of dollars due to
the power problems during the past four
months. We only hope that somehow the
problems will be resolved by November
when our visitors and second homeowners
begin to return.

do the work that is then passed on to the
medical community. So I have a tendency
to give a lot of credit to the scientific re-
search that I read.
You may be taking calcium at the mo-
ment; however, without also taking vi-
tamin D, it is really not doing you much
good. And along with that, the RDA (rec-
ommended daily allowance) put out by the
American FDA (Food and Drug Adminis-
tration) for these two is so far off the mark
it is pitiful.
So my point is, do your research and
take both vitamin D along with calcium.
These are two LIFE CHANGING supple-
ments. The best book I have read so far is
ert Barefoot (check online). But whether
you read his book or someone else's,
please do not ignore this information. It
will surely give you a longer and healthier
Sid Dawes

BEC My hopes
and dreams
Dea Editor,
The Abaconian had a nice article about
the progress being made to the new BEC
power plant and it made me hope and
dream. Hope and dream of the progress
that could be made to other areas of BEC.
Progress that would result in BEC making
a profit. Or at least avoiding multimillion
dollar loses. And hopes and dreams of
my power bill becoming reasonable once
again. Here are a few of those hopes and
Please see Letters Page 22

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Central Abaco News

Spring City Association
gives school supplies
By Canishka Alexander
One hundred twenty backpacks filled
with an assortment of school supplies were
distributed to students in Spring City on
August 28. The Back-to-School Giveaway
was organized by members of the Spring
City Community Association.
The bleachers were overflowing with
parents and children at the community park
as supplies were given to pre-school stu-
dents and then to primary and high school
Roger Delancy, one of the Association
members, said that the students appeared
to be pleased by what they had received
and were grateful to the Association. The
supplies were just to show their apprecia-
tion for their being a part of the commu-
nity. "We hope that this would at least
ease the burden of the parents so that they
don't have to buy this stuff anymore," Mr.
Delancy pointed out. "This evening we had
a lot of kids, and everybody seems to be
Pastor Edgburt Tinker was just as
pleased because they were able to assist so
many families who were in need. He said
that the Back-to-School Giveaway will be-
come an annual event because they will be
continuing it next year.
Edison Key, MP for South Abaco, was
one of the event's major sponsors as well
as a number of businesses in the commu-

nity. Mr. Tinker said they were apprecia-
tive of the community's residents because
of their support during their fund raiser.
"It just does our hearts good to see the
children smiling, and all we want is that
the children go to school, do the best they
can and learn their lesson, and we'll do it
again," Tinker said.
The children also enjoyed the bouncing
castle that was on site.
The Association members thanked
George Martin, Richard Gibbs and John
Hudson for their assistance with cooking
steaks at their most recent cook-out and
presented Mr. Martin with a few gifts for
their time and support.
Consultant discusses
office politics
By Canishka Alexander
Simmone Bowe of Horizons Develop-
ment Group invited Yvette Bethel, human
resources consultant from Organizational
Soul, to facilitate a luncheon seminar se-
ries at Mangoes Restaurant on August 26
for supervisors, managers, professionals,
team leaders and executives. Its theme was
Navigating the Political Office Environ-
ment and addressed how to deal with of-
fice politics, which is something employ-
ees everywhere face. Ms. Bethel explained
how office politics are created, and one of
the main reasons she cited was because of
scarce or limited resources in the work-
She compared the differences between

Children of Spring City lined up to received bookbags filled with school supplies. The
Spring City Association had held a fund raiser and businesses donated so that the students
could receive assistance.

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the idea centric and person centric mod-
els before introducing the savvy politician,
who is someone who understands the cul-
ture, fights the right battles and builds a
network. Amazingly, all of this is done
while they maintain a high standard of in-
Ms. Bethel said some of the skills
needed as a savvy politician are percep-
tion, gut feeling, being able to translate
body language, the ability to ask the right
questions, strategizing and adaptability. It
is important to understand relationships
in the workplace and to be friends with
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command respect and their credibility. She
added that in the Bahamian workplace,
there are overused indicators of power like
office space and size, compensation and a
person's position or title.
Toward the end of the seminar, the par-
ticipants were asked to form small group
sessions to discuss the case study and role
play scenario listed in their handouts.

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Surprise Delivery on

Regional Air Flight
By Jennifer Hudson
Passengers and crew on the 1:55 p.m.
Regional Air flight from Marsh Harbour
International Airport to Freeport, Grand
Bahama, on August 29 had a real surprise.
Just ten minutes into the flight there was
one extra passenger on board as a baby
came into this world. The mother was ap-
parently in labour when she boarded the
flight but no one from the airline was
aware since she did not go to the counter to
check in; her husband checked in for her.
She was trying to get to the Rand Memo-

rial Hospital to give birth; but the baby did
not wait quite long enough.
It became obvious just minutes into the
flight that the lady was in labour so the pilot
turned the plane back towards Marsh Har-
bour and radioed for a wheelchair to meet
the plane. A few minutes later he radioed
again and said that the lady had already
delivered and they needed an ambulance.
An ambulance was waiting when the flight
arrived, and the mother was transported to
the Marsh Harbour Government Clinic.
A report from the nurse at the clinic said
that the mother was checked and found
to be fine following the delivery; but the
baby, which was several weeks premature,
had to be airlifted to Nassau.
The mother had gone to the Auskell

Yvette Bethel was the presenter at a seminar that discussed office politics. She went into
detail about how it came about and how to deal with it. The luncheon seminar was held
at Mangoes Restaurant on August 28 and is one of a series being organized by Horizons
Development Group.

Medical Clinic that morning and had been
examined by Dr. George Charite that
morning. Dr. Charite realized that the
mother was in premature labour. He was
concerned for the baby because as it would
be premature. He told the patient that her
baby would be born between 1 p.m. and 3
p.m. and that she needed to get to Nassau
or Freeport immediately. He had Abaco
Air on standby to take her to Nassau. But
she did not have enough money and had
arranged for a different flight.
Thus, she boarded the Regional Air
flight and the baby was born in the exact
time frame Dr. Charite had predicted.
Dr. Charite, Director of the Auskell
Medical Clinic, and Angie Collie, Man-
aging Director, are very concerned about
the problem of airlift for patients needing
to be transported off-island for
emergency medical treatment.
The government provides assis-
tance for patients treated at the
government clinic who cannot
afford to pay.
But if a person attends a
private doctor and cannot pay,
there is no government assis-
tance for them. The private in-
stitutions receive no assistance
from government and cannot
afford to pay for airlift for their
patients. "If the need is real and
the patient cannot afford to pay
for airlift, then services should Auskell
be provided by government mammog
to assist the patient," says Dr. for exal
Charite. Freepor

Auskell Clinic has a new

mammogram machine
By Jennifer Hudson
The Auskell Medical Clinic has for years
been providing women with the opportuni-
ty to obtain mammograms locally without
having to travel to Nassau or the United
States. However, for the past 10 months
it has not been able to offer that service.
"Our mammogram machine was dam-
aged beyond repair during one of Bahamas
Electricity Corporation's power outages
last November," stated Mrs. Angie Collie,
Managing Director of the Auskell Clinic.
She explained, "The technician was in the

Please see Central Page 11

Medical Clinic has i,'lcw/v installed a new
gram machine. It is now making appointments
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middle of a mammogram screening when
the power went off. When the power came
back on, the machine would no longer ex-
pose the film."
Mrs. Collie was faced with a tough de-
cision because the clinic did not have the
money to purchase another mammogram
machine. The only way she could raise the
money for another machine was to use the
funds she had saved to purchase a backup
generator for the new Auskell Surgical
Centre. She decided to use the money for
a mammogram machine but that has meant
that she has been unable to open the new
Surgical Centre which is complete and
is ready for use. "We could not run the
risk of being in the middle of a surgical

Mammograms are extremely impor-
tant in the early detection of cancer be-
cause it improves the chances of a suc-
cessful treatment. Both women and men
can benefit from this procedure.
It is recommended that women have
a mammogram done every year at the
age of 40 or older; however, the Baha-
mian female population is urged to be-
gin as young as their 30s because of an
abnormal gene that predisposes them to
cancer. This is making the incidence of

procedure and have the power go off, so
a generator is a necessity for the Surgical
Centre," she stated.
The new mammogram machine is now
in place and operational at the clinic. "It
is a General Electric Senographe machine
which has been passed by the American
College of Radiography. We brought it
in at a cost of $25,000 with shipping and
duty," stated Mrs. Collie. A technician
came from Nassau to calibrate the machine
and it was first used at the end of August.
On that day it was completely booked up,
and there is a long waiting list since the
clinic has been unable to do any mammo-
grams for so many months.
A technician comes to Abaco to do the
mammograms once a week from Nassau
or Freeport but Yasmin Austin, a radiog-
rapher on Abaco, will soon be taking over.

breast cancer among the highest in the
world, medical researchers say.
Dr. Judith Hurley of the Sylvester
Comprehensive Center in Miami, said
the preliminary results of the special
medical study revealed that 20 percent
of 195 Bahamians with breast cancer
that were tested have the abnormal gene.
Additionally, breast cancer strikes Baha-
mian women at a much younger age that
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By Canishka Alexander
The well attended retirement celebra-
tion was held on August 27 in honour of
Charlene Anna C6tt's 33 years of exem-
plary service in the public service.
Seated at the head table with Mrs. C6t6
and her husband David were the Hon. By-
ron Woodside, Minister of State for Lands
and Local Government; Supt. Noel Curry
of the Royal Bahamas Police Force; and
Senior Island Administrator Cephas Coo-
per and his wife.
Administrator Don Cornish served as
moderator of the occasion and connected
well with the audience.
Several persons commented on Mrs.
Cote. The first was Charlamae Fernander,
her sister, who commented, "I don't know

Charlene Anna Cote was honoured at a din
retirement after 33 years of public service. P
ner was Minister of States for Local Govern
the Hon. Byron Woodside, left. MP for the
Cornish, now Administrator for Freeport.

if Anna knows this, but many decisions
that I have made in my life have been
made because I admired her, and I wanted
to follow her in many of the things that she
did. I think she's a very, very good person
at heart. She's somebody who has a keen
sense of right and wrong."
As he delivered his remarks, Min.
Woodside told the audience that he had to
attend the retirement celebration that eve-
ning because he and Mrs. C6tt's families
were associated before they were even
He said it is always good to recognize
dedicated, hardworking public officers.
During his time as Minister State for
Lands and Local Government, he can at-
test to her consistent and high level of per-
formance. "Our local
government Central
Abaco Office will be
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in building bridges and
in ensuring a cohesive
public service on Aba-
qner to mark her co," he concluded.
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Education introduces
new initiative
By Samantha V. Evans
This past summer teachers from across
The Bahamas attended workshops on New
Providence in an effort by the Ministry of
Education to provide them with tools to
further advance educational instruction to
students in the new school year. Several
teachers and specialists from Abaco attend-
ed workshops including a workshop on a
new character education initiative called the
Auto B Good Character Education Series.
This series was created to aid character
development. The series has 30 skills that
teach a character trait. At this training par-
ticipants were introduced to the two skills
chosen for this year which are Respect and
The Ministry of Education has embarked
upon numerous character building pro-
grams. This new series will enhance what is
in existence. Just as students have different
learning styles, some teachers have vary-
ing teaching styles as well. This program is
very interactive and fun which the teachers
will enjoy as much as the students.
At the workshop facilitated by Ms. Hart,
the participants were exposed to many
games and activities they can incorporate
into the sessions. They were introduced
to the two skills the Minister of Educa-
tion Desmond Bannister has as two of the
R's this Ministry will focus on within this
school year.
The first skill discussed was Responsi-

ability. The group went through a host of
activities and watched the Growing Re-
sponsible DVD. Since the characters are
cars, they would appeal to students of all
ages and provide them with an opportunity
to see themselves and others in the person-
alities the cars displayed.
On the second day the participants
learned the second skill Respect and dis-
cussed it in detail. When they viewed the
DVD Red Card to Respect, they were able
to create questions that can be used by
teachers across The Bahamas to help the
kids master the skill and embrace this trait.
They incorporated games into the activities
that showed the participants the importance
of working together, taking responsibility
for their role on the team, respecting what
others bring to the table and the value of
cheering on one's teammates.
Each school will be given the full series
which teachers can use with their students
at all levels. When the tools are used prop-
erly, each child will have a greater under-
standing of what the skill is, how it affects
their lives and how a lack of this skill can
negatively affect others around them.
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From Leroy Thompson, who served as the
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powerful prayer of blessing over them, to
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The Abaco District Chorale entertained
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As she made her remarks, District Su-
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educational system, Dr. Deanza Cunning-
ham's speech was among the high points
at the service. Dr. Cunningham is a pastor
of a church in Nassau and was the guest
He began by listing the attributes of
excellent people, whom he believed
made up a great number of the people in
attendance. "Excellent people are people
of vision that is, they see beyond the
majority. They're not only people of vi-
sion, they're people of determination.
They decide to hang tough. Excellent
people are people of priorities. They de-
termine what comes first.
"And finally excellent people are
people of accountability who are teach-
able, available and honest. They stand
tall when tested, they stand firm when

discouraged, they stand alone when out-
numbered, and they stand strong when
tempted," he concluded.
Bishop Anthony Campbell of the Dun-
das Town Church of God prayed for the
teachers in the Abaco District
attend symposium
By Samantha V. Evans
Teachers and educators from the public
and private schools attended a symposium
on August 25 at Change Ministries Interna-
tional. Dr. Lenora Black and the technical
team from her office addressed the group.
Dr. Black began the sessions by talking
briefly about a few of the duties and re-
sponsibilities of a teacher. She addressed
punctuality, record keeping, providing ex-
trinsic rewards for students, professional
development, conduct and dress code. It is

important that teachers arrive at school first
to set the tone for the classroom. When this
is done the teacher will show that he or she
is in charge.
It is important that they check student
books often which will show the students
that the work is important. Further, it will
encourage them to do better. They must
also mark the register often and keep oth-
er records. They must maximize the total
development of the student by creating a
learning environment that uses extrinsic
rewards such as stickers, stars, merits or
other such tokens to reward those students
who do well.
Dr. Black told the teachers that it is
important that they attend professional de-
velopment sessions as they are required to
have at least 35 hours for the year. This
will give them an opportunity to keep
abreast of current trends in education.
The topic of conduct was a more serious
one as Dr. Black was stern with teachers
about their social interactions. As an edu-
cator, she stated, you are always on duty.
Therefore, one's life should be an example
even when they are away from school.
Educators must be careful what they put
online via MySpace, U Tube, FaceBook,
Twitter and the like because when these
items are out there, they cannot be re-
trieved. She gave them some examples of
a few cases she had to deal with before the

last school year ended which were serious.
Dr. Black encouraged teachers to use the
Internet for good. She told educators not to
accept mediocrity at any level in their pro-
fession. In fact, if they are found to be en-
gaging in activities not befitting a teacher,
it can affect their employment.
Finally, she spoke of the way educators
should dress themselves for work, especial-
ly the females. They must be mindful of the
students they teach, especially the males
who are developing and can be affected by
their teachers' lack of proper clothing.
Abaco rated "D" on
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Abaco students have been improving on
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BGCSE exams. Leslie Rolle, education of-
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were 43 As and in the private schools there
were 117 A's. Thirteen hundred forty-sev-
en public school students took BJCs and
947 from the private schools. The average
grade received by the private schools was
a C and that received from public schools
was a D-. This puts the entire district at a
"D" in the BJC exams. Mr. Rolle stated
that even though this grade may not appear
to be good to some, it is a great improve-
ment within the public schools as in 2009
the average grade was an E+. The grade
for private schools remained consistent.
On the BGCSE exams 68 percent of
the grades in this district were C or better
which Mr. Rolle stated is very good. This
year the public schools received an aver-
age grade of a D- and the private schools
received an average rating of a D +. This
puts the entire district at a D for the BGC-
SE as well.
Additionally, there were 100 more en-
tries recorded this year when compared to
last year which is a plus. S.C. Bootle High
School achieved significant improvements in
Religion and Science and remained consistent
in Mathematics. In fact, grades in Religious
Studies were extremely good this year across
the board. Mr. Rolle applauded Abaco Cen-
tral High School for the very good BGCSE
grades the students achieved this year.
Dr. Lenora Black, Abaco's Education

Superintendent, stated that when results
were received on August 2nd, she imme-
diately began calling parents to make good
on the Minister's promise for a full schol-
arship to COB for those students who re-
ceived five BGCSE's including Math and
This year, she stated, the goal is to cut
missed exams from 16 percent to a single
digit. She also encouraged 10th and Ilth
graders to retake BJC exams as she realizes
that some of them may not have been ready
to sit them in grade nine.
Dr. Black gave Moore's Island School
former principal Ruthmae Rolle com-
mendation for her students doing so well
on their exit exams this year as they had
teachers switching from primary to high
school classes in that school that has only
recently established a high school.
Additionally, she would like to see im-
provements in reading for each student as
they leave primary, junior and high school.
She would like to see each grade six stu-
dent being able to read at a grade 4 level or
better, each grade nine student reading at
a grade 6 level or better and each grade 12
student being able to read at a grade eight
level or better.
Back to school
church service
By Samantha V. Evans
Churches across Abaco were encour-

Students of Abaco Central High School line up for inspection at the beginning of the
school day.

The staff oJ S.C. Bootie High School in Looper's Town began the school year with a
prayer breakfast held on August 24. It was followed by a souse and johnny cake break-

aged to acknowledge Sunday, August 29,
as the Back to School Sunday at which time
students were asked to wear their school
uniforms. Pastors were asked to pray for
students and to speak about things they
should do as they begin the new school
year. Some churches gave out school sup-
plies to their students.
Dr. Lenora Black, Abaco's Education
Superintendent, provided all churches with
her back-to-school message to be read dur-
ing the service. The message spoke of the
many accomplishments of the district and
the successes of the students in both gov-
ernment and private schools. She added
that the accomplishments are great but
there is so much more that can be accom-
plished which teachers and parents must
embrace along with the students for the ad-
vancement of the educational system.
Dr. Black encouraged parents to make
their homes an extension of the school sys-
tem so that learning can take place beyond
the four walls of the classroom. She en-
couraged them to become involved in the
various activities at their child's school so
that all students can achieve a degree of
excellence. She further admonished stake-
holders to play a greater role in the success
of the schools specifically and the nation
by extension.
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opportunity to maximize their potential.
Since there is free education available to
all in The Bahamas, she stated that there is
no excuse for anyone not doing well. The
future of the country belongs to those who
diligently prepare for it today, she said.
Pastor Silbert Mills encouraged students
to get all of the education they can. He told
them to seize the opportunity today to get
an education as they are not promised a
second chance. To better their chances at
success, students were encouraged to limit
television watching time, go to bed early
so that they can get enough rest, do home-
work and learn all they can, pray in the
morning when they get up and before they
go to bed at night and remember that God
is with them.
S.C. Bootle begins
school year with prayer
By Canishka Alexander
According to Huel Moss, principal of
S.C. Bootle High School, they decided to
begin the school year on a positive note.
On August 24 a prayer breakfast was held
for the school's administration, staff and
facility managers. He said the school year
"could not begin without evoking the pres-
ence of the Lord." After the prayerful ses-
sion, a breakfast with chicken souse and
johnny cake was served to them.
The following week the staff was well
represented on the opening day of the
2010-2011 school year as they welcomed
new and returning students to school.
Mr. Moss said that parents who accom-
panied their children to school that day
were very appreciative of the gesture put
forth by the teachers. "It is hoped that the
bond between the school and parents can
continue to strengthen as this will only re-
sult in their children performing better at
school in all areas," he said. "The S.C.
Bootle Dynamic Dolphins fully expect to
build on the successes of the past year."
New principal at Abaco
Central High School
By Mirella Santillo
A few changes have taken place this
year within the District of Education,
among them the arrival on Abaco of two
educators from Grand Bahama.
Albert Jones, former Principal at the
Eight Mile Rock High School, Grand Ba-
hama, arrived on August 17th to assume
the position of Principal at Abaco Central
High School.
After 20 years as an educator, five years
in administration, Mr. Jones has all the
qualifications to take charge of the largest
high school on Abaco.
Since his arrival, he has had meetings
with the staff. He has glanced at the re-
sults of the BGCSE and BJC national ex-

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aminations and is concerned about the BJC
results. Bringing up the grades and con-
centrating on academics will be his top
priority. He is counting on his staff of 27
teachers and administrators to help him
with the functioning of the school.
Orientation for new students took place
on August 27th. The Principal is expect-
ing more seven graders coming from other
schools, public and private.
He intends building the students spir-
its and moral through music, planning to
develop further the music department. His
goal is to instill in the students a pride in
their school.
Sports will stay high on Abaco Central
High School's agenda. Mr. Jones men-
tioned having already sent a challenge to
S.C. Bootle High School.

Moore's Island has
new principal
By Mirella Santillo
Dinnea Cooper from Freeport, a teach-
er for eight years at Lewis Yard Primary
School, has been assigned to the post of
Principal of the Moore's Island All Age
School. She arrived on Moore's Island in
the middle of August and is very excited
about her new position. She has a number
of goals she would like to accomplish dur-
ing the new school year.
First, she would like to achieve an im-
provement in the grades of the national ex-
aminations, BGCSE and BJC., which will
entail an overall academic improvement.
She would like to promote more interest
in reading and improve reading at grade
level. She will strive towards excellence
through programs and strategies that pro-

mote lifelong learning. She would like to
create a safe learning environment by dem-
onstrating a low tolerance to violence at
every grade level and by promoting resolu-
tion of conflicts as well as enforcing disci-
pline during classroom time.
Last, she would like to continue im-
proving on the already impressive perfor-
mances of the Moore's Island athletes and
promote performing arts and social skills.
Ms. Cooper replaced Ruthamae Rolle,
who has been assigned to Central Abaco
Primary School.
Tourism welcomes
back Spanish cadets
By Canishka Alexander
On August 28 Millie Dawkins, program
coordinator of the Ministry of Tourism's
Foreign Language Cadets Programme,
held a welcome back meeting for the four

Spanish cadets who had returned from
their trips to either Mexico or Costa Rica
during the month of July.
Sherlycia McKenzie, Kyvonne Lopez,
Lyndeisha Curry and Tirshatha Etienne
were all given the opportunity to share de-
tails about their trips during the meeting
as Ms. Dawkins asked each cadet to talk
about their immersion experience. Their
parents were also in attendance.
Ms. Dawkins said the program is inter-
esting because it is completely different
from what Abaco offers. "Apart from the
students, I stay with a family in Costa Rica
family. So the same experience the kids
have, I have that same experience, too,"
she explained.
Overall, all of the cadets believed their
Spanish had improved because they are now

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When students of S.C. Bootle High School returned to school on August 30, the teachers
greeted them at the gate. Principal Huel Moss stresses a good relationship between the
school and parents. The grades on the national examinations improved again this year for
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able to understand and speak the language
much better. They enjoyed their classes.
The canopy tours in the mountains of
Costa Rica and white-water rafting were
among their favourite excursions.
They all enjoyed the accommodations
provided by their host families; however,
the cadets who travelled to Costa Rica
were not accustomed to the small beds. As
for their classes, learning Spanish was easy
at first, but the classes began to get more
difficult as they progressed. Furthermore,
while they were in class, they could only
speak Spanish.

The cadets said that the experience of
travelling to another country has helped
them to become more mature and indepen-
dent individuals and taught them how to
make better decisions.
For those students who plan to become
more fluent in Spanish, she encouraged
them to volunteer to teach English in a for-
eign country, take part in a study abroad
program for those students planning to at-
tend college or join the Spanish Conversa-
tional Club, which they are trying to orga-
nize this year.
During her brief PowerPoint Presenta-
tion, Ms. Dawkins discussed the upcoming
graduation at length with the parents and

the cadets. The graduation will be held at 2
p.m. on October at St. Andrews Methodist
Church Hall.
Back to school orientation
is held for parents
Parents need to be an integral part of
the educational process if students are to
obtain optimum success. To aid in this pro-
cess, the Department of Education held a
Parents Back-to-School Orientation at the
Church of God Dundas Town on August
28th. Two students of excellence, Kadesha
Canton of Central Abaco Primary School
and Alisha Greene of JA Pinder Primary
School in Sandy Point performed the
prayer and welcome.
Dr. Lenora Black, Abaco Education
Superintendent, encouraged parents to get
involved in the educational system this
school year. She stated that parents should
be involved in their kids' education from
start to finish. In fact, their role as par-
ents starts long before schooling begins.

It is what parents do within the first five
years of their children's lives that are most
critical to their development as they are the
most formative ones. She told parents to
get to know their children's teachers.
Three presenters covered many areas.
The first was Samantha V. Evans, a guid-
ance counselor who covered health issues,
the value of education, bullying and child
abuse. She warned parents about misuse
of the internet and cell phones. She spoke
about the need for the children to socialize
and make friends.
Another speaker was Nurse Trineka
Williams, who spoke of the importance of
proper nutrition. She encouraged them to eat
native fruits and to discourage greasy foods.
The final speaker was Education Officer
Sandy Edwards who spoke about parent-
ing in general. She told parents to raise
their children in the ways of God and to be

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T ourism staff welcomed the jour spamsn caaets who spent the month of July in a Latin
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learning about the culture of their host country. They are Lyndeisha Curry, Tirshatha
Etienne, 5/,,i 1 ,it McKenzie and Kyvonee Lopez.

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Schools name their last year's accomplishments

Sherlin C. Bootle High
School in Cooper's Town
Major Accomplishments 2009-2010
Collaborated with PTA to stage an
Open House/Exhibition and Church Ser-
vice which culminated with the naming
of our first ever Parent of the Year
Won Abaco Junior Minister of Tour-
ism Competition and placed second in the
national competition
Won Abaco Overall District Spelling
Bee for the second year in a row and the
winner placed fourth nationally
Won the Abaco Tourism Summer
Junkanoo Festival Theme Competition
Won Abaco District Junior and Se-
nior Math/Science Competitions for the
second year in a row
Only public school with participant
in the Abaco Spanish Cadet Program and
our students placed third in the National
Spanish Cadet Poster Competition
Won Top School in the Defense
Force Ranger Program
Participed in the first ever All Abaco
Agro-Expo where craft, agricultural pro-
duce and preserves of jams and sauces
were exhibited and sold
Only public school on Abaco to par-
ticipate in the Model United Nations Ses-
sions in Nassau
Won the Championship Trophy for

School From Page 18
consistent in their examples and the types
of behavior they model. She encouraged
parents to create a happy environment for
children to live in and make time to spend
with them. Mrs. Edwards ended her talk
by addressing behavior change.

the Abaco District's Inter-School Track
and Field Meet
Won six medals in the National Track
& Field Championship held in Nassau 1
gold, 2 silver and 3 bronze.
James A. Pinder Primary
School in Sandy Point
Major School Accomplishments 2009-
Placed third in District Religious
Knowledge Speech Competition
First place winner in District Grade 3
Spelling Bee Competition
Placed fourth in District Mathematics
Tyisha Pinder placed third in Primary
Nationals Track and Field 100m and first
on the 4 x 100 relay team
Grade 3 students received 100 percent
passes with C and above in Mathematics,
Language Skills, Reading and Listening
Grade 6 students received over 60 per-
cent passes in Reading and Listening Skills
Great Guana Cay
Primary School
Major Achievements 2009-2010
Community Christmas Tree Lighting
Programme: Children's Choir Musical
Annual District Christmas Service

All parents received samples of healthy
food and snack recipes and a parent educa-
tion book to help them raise their children.
Dispute over workbooks
for new school year
By Samantha V. Evans
For a long time teachers have had a say

Participation: Amilee Sands: Grade 5 -
Opening Prayer
District Awards: High Academic
Achievement: Ghannen Lowe: Grade 2
Grade Level Assessment Tests: Grade
3: Academic Achievement: Language
Arts, Mathematics
Reading Achievement: Grade 2 Rig-
by Reads Tests Ministry of Education
Conservation and Environment
Awareness: Recycling of aluminum cans
- school project
Amy Roberts Primary
School on Green Turtle Cay
Major Accomplishments 2009-2010
Grade 4 students along with their
teacher, Maria Schrack, featured in the
Nassau Guardian on November 9, 2009,
for their Rap tribute to Sir Durward
Parents and students donated clothing
and shoes to students in Marsh Harbour
who were burned out in the Mud and Pi-
geon Peas area in November 2009
Successful Community and Beach
Clean-up at Gilliam Bay, Green Turtle
Cay, in November, 2009
Grade 5 Boys and their fathers par-
ticipated in the All Boys Seminar in Grand
Bahama in February 2010
Grade 4 students participated in Art
Competition to benefit the Cancer Society

in what books they use in their classrooms
but for a number of years now, the Min-
istry of Education has approved the Har-
court series for books for public schools to
use at the primary school level. In recent
years, an effort has been made by school
curriculum personnel on Abaco to stan-
dardize the books used within the public

in March 2010.
Grade 4 and 5 students placed second
in the Primary General Knowledge Com-
petition in March, 2010
Students placed second and third in
the Grade 2 Spelling Bee in April 2010
School choir participated in the Is-
land Roots Heritage Festival on Green
Turtle Cay in April 2010
Grade 1 star athlete participated the
400m at Primary Nationals in New Provi-
dence in May 2010
School was given a donation of NEO
2 wireless keyboard by Neil Rood in June
2010 to assist students with spelling and
The Cyber
Learning Center
Major Accomplishments 2009 2010
Competed and won the Senior Di-
vision of the Science Fair sponsored by
Friends of the Environment
Competed and placed second in the
Junior Division of the Science Fair spon-
sored by Friend of The Environment
Competed and place second in the
Ministry of Education Grade 5 Spelling
BJC results consisted of 9 A's, 20
B's and 19 C's
BGCSE results consisted of 1 B and
6 C's

school system, and this year seemed to be
the year that it would happen.
However, after one local bookstore
worked with numerous schools to finalize
their school lists over the summer, there
seems to be much dispute over what books
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Stolen boat/Recovered On August 31
two men in dark clothing in a small boat
stole a 32-foot Intrepid from a marina in
Marsh Harbour. When a light was shined
of them they released the boat and escaped.
The boat was recovered near the marina.
Two men from Dundas Town and one man
from Murphy Town were arrested.
Stolen Boat/Recovered On August 31
a 23-foot Albury Bros boat with a 225 HP
Suzuki was stolen from a marina in Hope
Town. A resident of Hope Town recovered
the boat from an abandoned dock north of
Marsh Harbour. Two men from Dundas
Town and one from Murphy Town were
House Breaking On September 2 a
burglar alarm at a residence in Murphy
Town went off. The owners were off the
island. Someone found a door open and the
glass on the door smashed.
Causing Grievous Harm On Septem-
ber 4 a resident of Archer's Hill, Dundas
Town, reported he was stabbed in the
stomach with a glass beer bottle while he
was at a night club in Murphy Town by
someone he did not know. He later flew to
Nassau for medical treatment when he was
told that his injury was life-threatening.
Stealing by Reason of Employment -
On September 4 it was reported that be-
tween May and August 2010 an employee
of an airline has stolen over $11,000 in
cash and checks from the company. The
accused, a resident of Spring City has ad-
mitted to stealing the money.
Assault with a Deadly Weapon On
September 5 a resident of Dundas Town
reported she had an altercation with her
boyfriend while she was at a night club
in Murphy Town. She caught a ride with
one of her girlfriends they they got into an
argument. Therefore, she exited the vehi-
cle and started walking along S.C. Bootle
Highway in the area of Government Subdi-
vision. She observed a truck that appeared
to be that of her boyfriend coming towards
her. The front part of the vehicle hit her on

her right leg, causing injury. The driver
did not stop.
Possession of Dangerous Drugs On
September 3 a police officer searched a
resident of Central Pines Estates while he
was in the Mud and found two transparent
plastic wraps containing suspect marijua-
na. He was charged and released on $2,000
bail. He will appear before the Magistrates
court on September 6.
Stolen Vessel On September 4 a 17-
foot Boston Whaler with a 60 HP Yamaha
outboard engine was stolen from a dock
in Fox Town sometime between August
31 and September 3. Estimated value is
Stealing From a Vehicle On Sep-
tember 6 a resident of the Mud reported
that sometime on August 29 or August
30 someone broke into his car parked at
his residence and stole his Compac laptop
computer valued at $800. The police took
the man to a computer store in Marsh Har-
bour to view surveillance film. It showed a
dark male that went to the store requesting
a password to unlock his laptop computer.
Housebreaking On September 7 about
1:45 a.m. a resident of the Mud reported
that an unknown male was pretending to be
an immigration officer and broke into his
residence by removing a window screen.
When police officers went to the scene,
two persons recalled being awakened by
the voice of a male with a Bahamian accent
shouting, "Immigration! Come out with all
your papers." When the resident went to
open his door, he reached for a tool and
the culprit ran away. He then found that his
screen had been removed.
On the same date about 3 a.m. police
stopped a dark Bahamian male riding a bi-
cycle. When searched, the officers found
a search light and a screwdriver. When
asked what he was doing at that hour with
the tools, he replied, "I just come from in
the Mud." The officer attempted to arrest
him but he escaped on his bicycle. He then
fled by foot. The bike and screwdriver
were confiscated.

Jack Thompson, Director of Immigration
The Department of Immigration re-
sumed the apprehension of illegal Haitian
nationals on Wednesday, 1 September,
which were suspended for logistical and
humanitarian reasons following the dev-
astating earthquake in Haiti in January.
It should be noted that the apprehension
of illegal immigrants from other countries
continued as usual throughout the course
of the year.
As with all apprehension exercises, the
resumption of apprehension exercises of
illegal Haitian nationals have been con-
ducted in a methodical and humane man-
ner. Illegal immigrants and others should
be aware that apprehension exercises are
ongoing and will be vigorous and orderly.
There are also a number of individu-
als from the following countries who have
been apprehended and will be repatriated
at the earliest possible opportunity: 17 to
Cuba, 12 to Jamaica, six to The People's
Republic of China, four to Brazil and three
to the Dominican Republic. Those to be
repatriated also include one person from
each of the following countries: Peru,

By Canishka Alexander
According to Det. Sgt. Christopher Far-
quharson there has been an upsurge of boat
thefts in the community during the last sev-
eral weeks.
On August 31 he was pleased to an-
nounce that he and his fellow officers
were able to put a "dent" in the operation
of criminals. Jonathan Edwards, Bren-
nen Strachan, James Sawyer and David
Dean were arrested and appeared before
the Magistrate's Court to face the charges
brought against them.
"We have since arrested four persons
over the last 48 hours," Det. Sgt. Farqu-
harson declared. "They were charged in
reference to three counts of stolen vessels
within Abaco. All of the vessels that were
stolen have been recovered and are in good
The three stolen vessels consisted of a
32-foot Intrepid vessel with two 200 HP
Yamaha outboard engines; a 23-foot Al-
bury Brother Boat with a 225 HP Suzuki
outboard; and a Scarab boat with two 250
HP Yamaha engines. One was stolen from
Abaco Beach Resort, one from Hope Town
and one from Man-O-War Cay.

All four of the men pled not guilty to
the charges. When asked if they would like
to make application for bail, Edwards pled
with Magistrate Crawford McKee to allow
him to be released on bail because he has
dependents and had recently relocated to
Abaco and opened a new business. Stra-
chan, on the other hand, said at least 10
people could verify his whereabouts when
the incident occurred and that he did not
know Dean or Sawyer.
However, Magistrate McKee pointed
out that boat theft is a crime that is preva-
lent on the island and that he was not con-
vinced the men would not commit the same
offense again. With that said, bail was de-
nied and the four were remanded to Her
Majesty's Prison in Fox Hill.
"I must give praise to the officers in
Abaco especially the members of the De-
tective Unit who are doing an excellent job
of putting a dent in this vexing problem we
see on Abaco, and we are encouraging the
members to do their part in the fight against
crime," Det. Sgt. Farquharson said.
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Guyana, Nigeria and Dominica.
In the interest of speedy repatriation
and limiting the number of individuals at
the Detention Centre at any given time, the
Department of Immigration will continue
repatriations in a timely manner. This is
also in the interest of observing various
safety and security protocols for the staff
and detainees at the Centre.
I wish to reiterate what the Minster of
Immigration has previously stated: "All
persons who are here illegally are in con-
travention of the laws of The Bahamas,
and are advised to return to their country
of origin or be subject to apprehension and
It is the policy of the Government of
The Bahamas to deter all illegal migra-
tion to the country from whatever source.
The Government's deterrence policy in-
cludes the strict enforcement of immigra-
tion laws. Accordingly, the Department
of Immigration will continue to vigorously
apprehend and repatriate in a sustained
manner all illegal migrants, irrespective of
their country of origin.

September 15, 2010

The Abaconian Section A Page 21

More School News

School From Page 18
they will be using. In speaking with parents
and the bookstore owner, this is a frustrat-
ing process and books have been ordered
and purchased based on lists provided by
the various schools from central, north and
south Abaco.
Moreover, what is unclear is why if the
Ministry of Education approved the use of
Harcourt books are they not being used on
Abaco. As a parent myself, this is irritating
after purchasing workbooks to only be told
that they are the wrong ones. Additionally,
there is the concern of using books that are
down one grade level as opposed to using a
grade 2 work book for a grade two student.
Numerous parents have expressed concern
over the way this will disadvantage their
children as they prepare for the upper
grades in school.
It appears as if teachers have their pref-
erence when it comes to what workbooks
they use. But if the Ministry of Education
approves these books, then they should be
the ones used. On the flip side of this, how-
ever, if teachers are expected to use the
Harcourt series, then they should at least
have the materials needed to adequately
teach using these workbooks.
Disputes over which books to use con-

tinues as local merchants hope not to take a
loss for ordering the workbooks requested.
Concerns from parents seem to be looming
as questions continue to be asked about the
book levels selected.
Even at the high school level, texts and
workbooks are being changed. It is insensi-
tive to give out booklists if they have not
been confirmed because many of these
books at this level are not returnable after
a stated period time.
Education is not new to The Bahamas so
it is not clear as to the reasons for so much
uncertainty where books are concerned. As
a parent of children who spent some time
in public schools in Nassau, the Ministry-
approved books are used without problems
so the dispute some Abaco schools are hav-
ing regarding what books to use is a mys-
tery to me and many.
The local merchant is frustrated but will
continue to work with schools. However,
schools need to be considerate of the posi-
tion they put the book dealer in when they
decide at the last hour to switch or change
books. This is a matter that calls for in-
vestigation as every year it seems to create
some discrepancy.

Every Child Counts
Bahamas WiMax has donated a state-of-
the-art computer lab to Every Child Counts
in Marsh Harbour. Bahamas WiMax is a
wireless internet service provider that has re-
cently opened a business in Marsh Harbour.
After completing the installation, Mat-
thew Carey, Bahamas Wimax CEO, stated,
"Computer skills have become required
learning for every child entering the work-
force, no matter their level or career direc-
tion. We are thrilled to be able to bring the
capability for these kids to add this to their
knowledge base as they move on in life."
Bahamas WiMax is a wireless internet
service provider dedicated to providing

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carrier-grade telecommunications service
as an alternative to wire-based utilities
such as telephone and cable companies. It
presently serves Marsh Harbour and sur-
rounding communities and offers a wide
variety of fast, secure solutions for busi-
ness and home.
Every Child Counts provides an alternative
education for children with learning, devel-
opmental or physical disabilities to maximize
each child's ability to become a productive,
successful and independent citizen.
Bahamas WiMax is affiliated with Lig-
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Letters From Page 8

All the diesel fuel will be accounted for.
The fuel purchased will be in the storage
tanks and the fuel inventory will match
back to the books. A lack of accounting
could temp an underground market for die-
sel fuel.
Sufficient oil will be on hand for routine
maintenance and supplies accounted for.
The same basic accounting to match inven-
tories back to the books. A lack of account-
ing could temp an underground market for
motor oil, car parts and truck parts.
Overtime will be managed down to nec-
essary levels. The present manpower will
be used during normal working hours.
Overtime will only be used when there is
a legitimate need. Leaving projects and
works to after hours, the weekends or holi-
days could result in a burdensome over-
time expense.
Company vehicles will only be used for
company business, then parked in the com-
pany yard. Use after hours could increase
fuel and maintenance costs.
The company boats will be operated for
company business and at a fuel efficient

cruising speed. Wide open throttle could
waste fuel and wear out the engines.
Trees will be trimmed back away from
the wires before the beginning of hurricane
season. Last minute scrambles could use
a lot of overtime pay to get ready for a
storm. And could result in more damage
from a storm should it happen.
Voltage will be regulated within normal
ranges. Low voltage could result in dam-
age to customers' equipment, and could
result in higher utility bills.
Cycles will be regulated within normal
ranges. Higher than normal cycles could
spin those meters at an alarming rate and
could result in higher utility bills and
clocks advancing in time.
Routine maintenance will be carried
out routinely. Lack of maintenance could
result in unreliable equipment or even se-
vere equipment damage and large repair
All safety systems will remain in opera-
don. Bypassing alarms, cutoff systems and
shut down systems could result in severe
equipment damage and large repair ex-
Management will manage. Lack of man-
agement could result in theft of fuel and
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lines not protected from damage by trees,
voltage and cycles output outside normal
ranges, equipment damage from lack of
maintenance, equipment damage from by-
passing safety systems. Lack of manage-
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ing repeated year after year by the same
personnel. And, of course, lack of man-
agement could result in multimillion dollar
operating loses.
Government will oversee proper opera-
tion of the public corporations. Corpora-
tions are owned and funded by the public.
Lack of oversight could result in serious
damage to our tourism product. Damage
to our tourism product could result in lost
revenues for both private and government
businesses. And, of course, lack of over-
sight could result in embarrassing loses in
the next election.
I hope Government wakes up and gets
management to manage. Then BEC per-
sonnel will be accountable, productive and
efficient. Then BEC can make a profit.
Then our power bills will be reasonable
once again. And our tourists will want to
stay longer and come again.
These are some of my hopes and
dreams. Perhaps they are shared by oth-
ers also. We will see come next election.
Voting may be our only effective way of
saying how truly unhappy we really are.
Nobody seems to be listening to our cries,
screams and protests.
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September 15, 2010

The Abaconian

Emergency Services
Police Marsh Harbour 367-2560 911
B. Electricity Corp 367-2727, 367-2846, 367-4667
Water& Sewerage 475-1499, 475-5518
The following services are provided by volunteers
Fire Marsh Harbour 367-2000
Fire Dundas Town 367-2935 or 4935
Fire -Hope Town VHF Ch 16
Fire Green Turtle Cay 365-4133
Fire Man-O-War 365-6911
Treasure Cay Fire & Rescue 365-9112
BASRA Bah Air Sea Rescue Assoc all areas Marine VHF 16
Hope Town 366-0500 Marsh Harbour 367-3752
Guana Cay 365-5178 Treasure Cay 365-8749

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

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

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

Dive Shops
Abaco Dive Adventures, Marsh Harbour.......................... 367-2963
Above & Below, Marsh Harbour....................................... 367-0350
Dive Abaco 1978, Marsh Harbour.................................... 367-2787
Froggies, Hope Town......................................................... 366-043 1
Treasure Divers, Treasure Cay.......................................... 365-8571
Brendal's Dive, Green T. Cay ............................................ 365-441 1
Dive Guana............................... 365-5178
Man-O-W ar Dive Shop ................................ ............. 365-6013

Taxi Cab Fares one or two passengers
Extra $3 for each passengers above two
Marsh Harbour Airport to (effective Dec 08)
Clinic, Downtown, Regattas, $10
Ab Bch Resort, Eastern Shore close, Ferry $15
Spring City $15
Dundas Town, Nat Ins bldg, C Abaco Primary Sch $15
Murphy Town & Great Cistern $20
Snake Cay $35
Casuarina Point $60
Cherokee, Winding Bay, Little Harbour $80
Bahama Palm Shore $90
Crossing Rocks $105
Sandy Point $150
Leisure Lee $50
Treasure Cay Airport, G Turtle ferry $80
Treasure Cay Resort $85
Fox Town $185
Between Marsh Harbour Ferry and:
Clinic, downtown, Ab Beach Hotel $10
Nat Ins Bldg, Murphy Town, Gr Cistern $10
Wait time $0.40 per minute, Hourly rate $40 per hour
Children under three free Caged pets as people
Luggage $0.75 each over two, large bags $1 ea.

Treasure Cay Airport to: Effective Dec 085
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

F. Compliments of The Abaconian


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

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

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

Albert Lowe Museum .......................................Green Turtle Cay
Capt Roland Roberts House, reef exhibits.......Green Turtle Cay
Memorial Sculpture Garden...................... Green Turtle Cay
Wyannie Malone Historical Museum.....................Hope Town
Elbow Cay Light Station..............................Hope Town
Walk to & swim on Mermaid Reef off M Harb. .. Pelican Shore
Drive to & swim in Blue Hole .............Treasure Cay farm road
Art studio & working foundry- .................... Little Harbour
Working boatyards........................................... Man-O-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-O-War Cay Casuarina Point Bahama Palm Shore
Sandy Point & more
Items of interest Man-O-War boat yards Blackwood
blue hole & sisal mill Cedar Harbour plantation ruins need
guide Hole-in- Wall lighthouse last mile very rough road
Abaco wild horses by appointment 367-4805 Bird watching -
ask tourism 367-3067

Tours & Excursions
Abaco Eco Tours & Kayak rental 475--9616
Abaco Island Tours Marsh Harbour 367-2936
Abaco's Nature Adventure 559-9433
Above & Below Marsh Harbour 367-0350
Adventure on Prozac T Cay 365-8749
Brendals Dive Green Turtle Cay 365-4411
C & C Charters Treasure Cay 365-8506
Dive Abaco 1978, Marsh Harbour 367-2787
Excursion boat Froggies Hope T 366-0024

Abaco Marinas Slips Fuel Phone
Green Turtle Cay
Bluff House ................45....... F......365-4200
Green Turtle Club ......32....... F......365-4271
Black Sound Marina...15 ................ 365-4531
Other Shore Club .......12 .......F......365-4195
Abaco Yacht Service.. 10....... F...... 365-4033
Treasure Cay
Treasure Cay Marina150 ...... F......365-8250
Man-O-War Marina ...26....... F......365-6008
Marsh Harbour
Boat Harbour Marina183....... F......367-2736
Conch Inn...................75....... F .....367-4000
Harbour View Marina .36....... F .....367-2182
Mangoes Marina ........29............. 367-2366
Marsh Harbour Marina52 F 367 2700
Hope Town
Hope Town Marina..... 16 ................ 366-0003
Hope Town Hideaways................ 366-0224
Lighthouse Marina .......6....... F......366-0154
Sea Spray ..................60....... F......366-0065
Spanish Cay
Spanish Cay Marina...75....... F......365-0083
Guana Cay
Bakers Bay Marina...158....... F......365-5802
Guana Hide-aways ....37............. 577-0003
Orchid Bay .................64 ...... F......365-5175
Boats can clear Customs at Green Turtle Cay,
Treasure Cay or Marsh Harbour

Bring errors & revisions
to our attention
Revised 15Jul 10

Everyone reads The Abaconian 4 .'

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

Bikes & Scooters Boats Cars &
Rentals Marsh Harbour
A& P Car Rentals .......................... 367-2655
B & B Boat Rentals ......................... 367-7368
Bargain Car Rentals........................ 367-0500
Blue Wave Boat Rentals ................... 367-3910
Concept Boat Rentals ..................... 367-5570
Power Cat Boat Rentals ................................
Quality Star Car Rentals (Texaco) ..... 367-2979
Rainbow Boat Rentals .................. 367-4602
Rental Wheels Scooters, Bikes, Cars 367-4643
Rich's Boat Rentals ....................... 367-2742
Sea Horse Boat Rentals ................... 367-2513
Sea Star Car Rentals ..................... 367-4887
Green Turtle Cay
Bay Street Rentals + ........ 477-5300 365-4070
Brendals Dive Bikes & Kayak rental...365-4411
C & D Cart Rental .......................... 365-4084
D & P Cart Rental ........................... 365-4655
Donnie's Boat Rentals.......................365-4119
New Plymouth Cart Rentals.. 365-4188 or 4149
Reef Boat Rentals .......................... 365-4145
Sea Side Carts & Bikes................... 365-4147
T & A Cart Rentals........................... 375-8055
Guana Cay
Donna Sands Cart Rentals ............... 365-5195
Dive Guana Boats & Bikes.............. 365-5178
Orchid Bay Cart rentals................... 354-5175
Conch Pearl Boat Rentals............... 365-6502
Island Treasures Cart Rentals ........... 365-6072
Ria-Mar Golf Cart Rentals............... 365-6024
Waterways Boat Rental ..357-6540 & 365-6143
Hope Town
Cat's Paw Boat Rentals .................. 366-0380
Hope Town Cart Rentals ................... 366-0064
Island Cart Rentals ........................ 366-0448
Island Marine Boat Rentals ............ 366-0282
J R's Cart Rental ............................. 366-0361
Sea Horse Boat Rentals .................... 366-0023
T & N Cart Rentals.......................... 366-0069
Treasure Cay
Adventure on Prozac Kayak............. 365-8749
Alison Car Rent .............................. 365-8193
Cash's Carts.................................... 365-8771
Claridge's Cart Rentals .................. 365-8248
Cornish Car Rentals........................ 365-8623
JIC Boat Rentals ............................ 365-8582
Triple J Car Rentals ........................ 365-8761
Abaco Adventures Kayaks .............. 365-8749

All phones use area code 242 unless noted

Bonefish Guides
Sandy Point
Patrick Roberts .. 366-4286
Nicholas Roberts
Derrick Gaitor
Ferdinand Burrows 366-4133
Vernal Burrows
Kendall White
Anthony Bain ...... 366-4107
Floyd Burrows .... 366-4175
Links Adderly ...... 366-4335
Valentino Lightbourne
Ricky Burrows .... 366-4233
Marsh Harbour
Jody Albury ......... 375-8068
Richard Albury..... 367-0367
Terrance Davis.... 367-4464
Buddy Pinder.......366-2163
Justin Sands ...... 367-3526
Danny Sawyer..... 367-3577
Jay Sawyer ........ 367-3941

David Albury ....... 365-6059
Crossing Rocks
Tony Russell .......366-3259
Will Sawyer............. 366-2177
Marty Sawyer.......... 366-2115
Noel Lowe ...............366-2107
Randy Sawyer .........366-2284
Casaurina Point
Junior Albury ...........366-3058
Hope Town
Maitland Lowe ........366-0234
North Abaco
O'Donald Mclntosh..477-5037
Pope McKenzie .......477-5894
Orthnell Russell ......365-0125
Alexander Rolle .......365-0120
Edward Rolle ..........365-0024
Green Turtle Cay
Rick Sawyer.............365-4261
Ronnie Sawyer .......365-4070
Jeff Survance ..........365-4040

To Abaco by land and sea from Florida Take Discovery Cruise
Line (954-971-7347) from Ft. Lauderdale to Freeport Bus to McLeans Town
Ferry to Crown Haven Bus, taxi or rental car to Green Turtle Ferry or Marsh
Harbour Taxi to Marsh Harbour ferry dock Ferry to Hope Town, Man-O-War
or Guana Cay Its an adventure
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Section A

Page 23

Visitors' Guide
Restaurants Services Transportation

Restaurant Guide
Prices $ Low, $$ Moderate, $$$ Upper
(Based on dinner entree range)
+ Picnic tables & restroom only t Provides ride from town
Marsh Harbour
Anglers........................ $$$ ...........367-2158
Blue M arlin .........................$ ............ 367-2002
Curly Tails ......................$$$ .........$$$ .... 367-4444
Gino's .................................$ ........ 367-7272
Golden Grouper ..............$......... ... 367-2301
Island C afe.........................$ ............. 367-6444
Jamie's Place.....................$ ............. 367-2880
Jib Room .........................$$ ............. 367-2700
Kentucky Fried Chicken............... ...367-2615
Mandarin Chinese ........................... 367-0544
Mangoes ......................$$$ ............. 367-2366
Pinacle .......................$.. ..... ... ....
Pop's Place ........................$ .....+....367-3796
Sea Shells .........................$ ............. 367-4460
Snack Shack .....................$ .....+....367-4005
Snappas.............................$ ........ 367-2278
Signatire Sub Sandwiches ................ 367-3664
Wallys ..........................$$$ ............. 367-2074
Hope Town
Abaco Inn ...................$$$ .............366-0133
Cap'n Jacks .......................$ ............. 366-0247
Harbour's Edge............... $$............. 366-0087
H T Harbour Lodge .......$$$ ............. 366-0095
Munchies ................. .....$ .....+....366-0423
OnDa Beach ................................... 366-0558
Sea Spray ...................... $$ ..........366-0065
Sugar Shack ......................$ .....+....366-0788
Little Harbour
Pete's Pub....................................... 366-3503
Lubber's Quarter
Cracker P's...................................... 366-3139
Drop'n Dine ...........................365-6008
Hibiscus Cafe .......................... 365-6380
Island Treats Snack Bar.................. 365-6501
Guana Cay
Grabbers............ $$$ ............. 365-5133
Nippers ........................$$$ ............ 365-5143
Orchid Bay .....................$$$ .........$$$ .... 265-5175
Treasure Cay
Florence's Cafe .............$...$
Harbour Cafe ....................$............. 365-8635
Hudson's Delight ...............$............ 365-8648
Spinnaker Restaurant ...$$$............. 365-8469
Traveller's Rest ............................... 365-8654
Touch of Class .............$$$ .............365-8195
Green Turtle Cay
Bluff House.....................$$$ ........$$$ ..... 365-4200
Jolly Roger Bistro.............$$ ............. 365-4200
Green Turtle Club ..........$$$ ............. 365-4271
Harvey's Island Grill.........$$ ............. 365-4389
Laura's Kitchen ...............$$ ............. 365-4287
Mclntosh's Restaurant .... $$............. 365-4625
Miss Emily's Restaurant.................. 365-4181
New Plymouth Inn ........................... 365-4161
Pineapples .................................... 365-4226
Plymouth Rock Cafe ....................... 365-4234
Rooster's Rest ................$$....... ....365-4066
Sundowners ................................... 365-4060
Wrecking Tree Restaurant
Sandy Point
Nancy's ............................
Pete & Gays .................$$$ ............ 366-4119
Rickmon Bonefish Lodge ................... 366-4477

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SEPTEMBER 15th, 2010

Bahamas wins third in two darts tournaments

Abaco hosted two international darts tournaments

The jubilant members of Bahamas' darts team show off their trophies. This team came in third in both tournaments, a record to be
proud of. The team is made up of players from Nassau, Freeport and Abaco. Malcolm Spicer, Bahamas Darts Association President,
organized the two events and is shown on the right. This is the first time that Abaco has hosted such an event, and its success is an
encouragement for the island to seek out other competitions to host. I

The Bahamas came third in the two in-
ternational darts tournaments held in Marsh
Harbour on August 20 through August 29.
The first tournament, the fifth Americas
Cup, had teams from seven countries, Bra-
zil, Canada, Cayman Islands, Turks and
Caicos, Trinidad and Tobago, the U.S. and
The Bahamas. This organization is part of
the World Darts Federation.
This tournament was immediately fol-
lowed by the 18th Caribbean Cup. Again
seven teams were registered to participate.
These teams were from Florida, Trinidad
& Tobago, Bahamas, Cayman Islands,
Brazil, Belize and St. Lucia. Many more
players arrived to participate in the Carib-
bean Cup than there were in the Americas
The Bahamas' team was comprised of
players from Nassau, Freeport and Abaco.
An impressive number of trophies were
awarded during the closing ceremony of
each of the darts tournaments
Darts players have created a large "fam-
ily" among themselves. These "family"
members have known each others for
many years. They have played together or

Please see Darts Page 10

Support the Police Department

Police Fun Day
September 18 Beginning at Noon
Police Station in Dundas Town

Students receive school

supplies and uniforms

The Hon. Kenneth Russell, Minister of Housing, foreground, held a town meeting in
Sandy Point on September 1 to discuss the new lots available in the Sands Cove sub-
division near the settlement. The subdivion is on higher land as Sandy Point is very
low and is vulnerable during storms. The new lots in Phase II are considerably more
expensive than the lots in Phase I. Mr. Russell explained that the costs of putting in the

infrastructure has been more costly.
Sandy Point residents heard firsthand
from the Hon. Kenneth Russell, Minister
of Housing, concerning the pricing of lots
in Sands Cove Phase II subdivision which
are expected to average in the $22,000
range. Residents were annoyed since lots
in Phase I averaged $14,000.
It was explained that the contracted
prices for roads, power, phones and wa-

ter were higher than prices several years
ago when Phase I was constructed. In-
frastructure in Phase I cost $1.4 million
whereas the same work in Phase II cost
$2.7 million.
It was said by Nassau persons accom-

Please see Housing Page 4

Change Ministries International in Murphy Town provided uniforms, book bags and
school supplies to about 300 children who are attending Central Abaco Primary School
and Abaco Central High School. Pastor Samuel Cornish is shown in the center back.
This is a ministry that the church carries out each year in August.

By Mirella Santillo
For two Sundays, August 22 and Au-
gust 29, volunteers of the Change Min-
istries International Church distributed
school supplies and this year uniforms as
well to students of Central Abaco Primary
School and Abaco Central High School.
Publicized through flyers sent to the
Department of Education and broadcast
on Radio Abaco, the event brought ap-
proximately 300 students who received
school uniforms and bags containing var-

ious classroom necessities such as note
books, crayons, glitter, glue for primary
school children or rulers, pens, geo-
metrical sets and folders for high school
Ms. Antonise Nicholas, a church's
staff member who helped fill the back-
packs, mentioned that it is the fifth year
that Change Ministries International has
assisted the community with back to
school expenses.

Sandy Point hears from

Housing Minister

Open to everyone

Open Water Swim Meet
Crossing Beach October 2
Four age categories See story page 9






Darts participants enjoy tournament

and island

By Canishka Alexander
The 18th Caribbean Cup and 5th Ameri-
cas Cup of Darts brought international
and national recognition to Abaco as the
tournaments commenced on August 21 and
continued until August 29. If the sport of
darts stands for nothing else, the camarade-
rie among the players is of utmost impor-
tance. In fact, one of the rules of the game
states that players must give a handshake to
their opponent before and after the game.
A new feature of the tournament was
the addition of a youth tournament. Each
country was encouraged to develop a
young person who would participate in up-
coming tournaments. Competing this year
were Shaun Naraine from Canada, Arek
Archibold from the Cayman Islands and
Laseton Glinton from The Bahamas.
From the onset, Malcolm Spicer, presi-
dent of the World Darts Federation's

Americas Region, announced the dedica-
tion of the event to three honourees: Della
Fleetwood, Colin Albury and Wayne "Big
Six" Bastian. Even as the 18th Caribbean
Cup began, Trevor Lloyd, president of
the Caribbean Darts Federation, acknowl-
edged those who had passed on since the
last tournament was held.
During the opening ceremony of the
Caribbean Cup, Tony Moree was recog-
nized for his involvement and contribution
to darts for the past 21 years. According
to the Bahamas Darts Federation's web-
site, Mr. Moree took over the Common-
wealth of the Bahamas Darts Association
as it was known back then in 1987 when
John Smith, one of the founding members,
left for England. Malcolm Spicer of Marsh
Harbour became involved in 1988.
Now 22 years later The Bahamas Darts
Federation along with the Abaco Darts As-

The Faith Convention Center was the venue for the two competitions. The main room ac-
commodated 20 dart boards with space in the center for officials and scoring tables. This
is a typical scene during the competitions.

sociation in conjunction with the Ministry of
Youth, Sports and Culture and the Ministry
of Tourism and Kalik beer announced in the
spring that the 18th Caribbean Cup and the
5th Americas Cup would be held on Abaco.
The tournament's host committee welcomed
national teams from the United States, Can-
ada, Turks & Caicos, Belize, Brazil, Flori-
da, Cayman Islands, Trinidad & Tobago, St
Lucia, Barbados and The Bahamas.
Mr. Spicer said that they only had six
months to prepare for the tournament because
Jamaica was unable to host it. Each country
generally has two years to make preparations.
However, Jamaica was not the only
country to back out for financial reasons.
At least six countries were unable to partic-
ipate because of a lack of finances. Some
of the participants believe this adversely
impacted the tournament. Cliff Weeks of
the Cayman Islands, who has been play-
ing darts for 16 years, said the tournament
should have been shortened because the
long breaks in between each competition
interrupted the rhythm of his throws.
Unlike his colleagues, though, Cliff
spent about $400 on his airplane ticket
while players from Trinidad and Belize
spent approximately $800 to $1,000.
Despite the challenges encountered,
Cliff said he enjoyed Abaco and consid-
ered it relaxing. When the team arrived on
August 20, a welcome reception was held
at Abaco Towns and many night activities
were planned, karaoke, dancing and par-
ties. August 27 was designated as a free
day and was reserved for Tourism's an-
nual Junkanoo festival which the players
enjoyed and appreciated.

Baha mian hospitality stood out for
them. Ricardo said that the accommoda-
tions were great, and the liaison officers
assigned to them were excellent. "They
were very good to us, and they took great
care of us," he explained.
Team members from Belize agreed.
They said that although they ended up
missing the Americas Cup due to errors in
travel plans, their experience on the island
was a great one and so was the hospitality
that Bahamians are known for.
The 5th Americas Cup revealed Canada
as this year's winner with the United States
and The Bahamas placing a close second
and third, respectively. The World Darts
Federation's Americas Cup is a darts tour-
nament that began in 2002 and is held ev-
ery two years. The tournament consists of
a team championship and a singles cham-
pionship. Until this year, the United States
was the defending champion, but Canada
claimed the 2010 winning title.
In the 18th Caribbean Cup, Florida
placed first, Trinidad and Tobago was the
runner up, The Bahamas placed third and
the Cayman Islands and Brazil were tied
for fourth place.
The Caribbean Cup came about through
the organization of the Caribbean Darts
Organization in 1979 and is also held ev-
ery two years. It attracts a good mixture
of cultures throughout the Caribbean. Al-
though Brazil is situated in South America,
it is allowed to play in the Caribbean Cup,
and Florida is allowed to play as well. The
Florida Darts Association was one of the
founding members of the Caribbean Darts


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Guana Cay Lot 28B
Guana Cay Lot 93A & 92B
Guana Cay Lot 28
Guana Cay Lot 28B
Guana Cay Coconut Thyme
Guana Cay 2.5 acres waterfront
Lubbers -Abaco Ocean Club Lots 39&40

$129,000 ea ',-.
$950,000 ,

Sunrise Bay Lot 12 -13,266 sq. ft. Hilltop $238,O.QO
Sweetings Village Lot 45 $47,5O. .
Sweetings Village Lot 54 & 56 $1426"
Sweetings Village Lot 55 & 57 *$10; i
"NEW" 5 Residential Lots on .
Stede Bonnet Road starting at
New commercial 2.05 acres nex t S .24 '

$- 475,009:-,
Casuarina Poiitkots 90 & 91
B.P.S. Lots 546 Sec 4
Long Beacht'tt 247
Long Bea* Eot 31
Yellow ,V d Cottage

Coral Island
.ee 4 Lots from
iek Lot
Cay Lot #8 Block 190
Cay Lot #9 Block 190
Cay Lot #8 & 9 together
3 Just North of Treasure Cay

,J30,000 each


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

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bed 4 bath home with direct beach access
and private dock slip. US$2,500,000.

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WATERFRONT HIDEAVT Sea to sea .150' dock
& beat lift Main house with I 1/2 bed I I/2 bath.
guest quarters with 2 bed 2 bath.US$ 1,795,000.

SKY VIEW -4 bed. 360 degree views,
swimming pool. recreation room, wrap
around covered porches. $1,750,000.

WATERFRONT 3 bed 3 bath on Eastern Shores with
2 docks boat lifts.swimmingpool. US$985,000.

WATERFRONT -New 4b/3b home
with dockage. Gorgeous pool with
sea views. Guest Cottage. US$995,000.
Bill.Albury@Sothebys Realty.cornm

3 bed 3 bath newly built with modern
kitchen, high end appliances. $492,000.

CAMELOT BEACHFRONT 7,793 sq. ft.. 2
bed 2 bath guest cottage. & pool overlooking
Treasure Cay beach. US$5,800,000.

huge 5.500 sq.ft. family home with CAY Fully furnished 3 bed 3 bath on 90 ft. of 3, 4 & 5 bed condos. First-rate rentals.
100' dock on 5 lots. US$1,990,000, canal. Fully serviced dock. US$1,200,000. Great prices. Call for the deal of the dayl
Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com StanSawyer@SothebysRealty.com

situated at the entrances to both Treasure
Cay and also Gun Powder Creek. $940,000.

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

PAPI'S PALACE Great value home on TC
beach. Furnished, new 3 bed 2 bath 2 storey
home. Excellent for rentals. $795,000.

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52 ft on harbour facing Schooner Bay Village.
Developer will design build home. Enjoy a
seaside golf cart community. $160,000.

Two storey comfortable 2 bed 2 bath with dock
and garage. Pool. Great views. $465,000.
Stan. S awyer@SothebysRealty.com

HOPE COTTAGE 4 bed 4 bath home in
Ritz Carlton's Winding Bay with every
imaginable option included. US$1,800,000.

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priced beachfront estate lot available.
Over 1.5 acres. US$1,750,000.

TURTLE'S NEST 2.7acreswith2b/2.5bmain SUMNER ESTATE 64 aces of prime land. ideal for GILLIAM BAY ESTATE 1.7 acres. Best price
home, 2b2b cottage.dock.pool. $2,350,000. development, 6,000 sq.ft. o waterfront, beaches, on Green Turtle Cay Beach. Highly desirable
TURTLE'S LAfING 2ht2bvtsrnthome. $877,500. protected harbours, deep water US$5,900,000. neighbourhood. Eisting2bed home.US$700,000.
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ORCHID BAY Highest elation with panoramic
views. Lutury 5 bed 4.5 bath on 4 acres. Patio &
pool for private sunbathing. US$2,250,000.

OCEANFRONT LOT 100 feet of the
best beach on Guana. Over 1.3 acres.
5 minutes from town. US$385,000.

George Damianos Kerry Sullivan
Broker. Owner Broker
t242.362.421 I t242.366.0163

BELLAVITA BEACHFRONT 3 bed 3 bath home
plus 5 extra lots. Snorkeling outside your door.
short walk to amenities. US$2,250,000.
Jane. Patterson@SothebysRealty.com

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down east 3 bed cottage with 360 degree views.
40 ft of frontage. 16.959 sq.ft. US$725,000.

Laurie Schrelner Jane Patterson
EstateAgent Estate Agent
t 242.367.5046 t 242366.0035

Stan Sawyer Bill Albury
Esate Agent EstateAgent
t242.577.0298 t242.367.5046

home. Access to pool, tennis & beach. Fishing,
snorkeling off private 65' dock. US$ 1,550,000.

AURORA COTTAGE Well-built 1.200
sq.ft. home, 2 bed 2 bath, central A/C.
Just steps from the beach. US$385,000.

Lyda Bodamer ChrisAlbury
EstteAgent EscaceAgent
t242.367.5046 t 242.367.5046

#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 OAcres.Water access, good elevations $349,000. Lydia Bodamer
#5157 TURTLE ROCKS NEW PRICE Hill top 16,969 sq. ft. $69,900. Lydia Bodamer

#4803 MARINA ENTRANCE Choice canalfront Lot. $270,000. Stan Sawyer
#5116 BEACHFRONT 3 bed 3 bath home with 130' of beach. $850,000. Stan Sawyer
#5601 OCEAN BLVD. Lot 82, Block Z 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
#4505 ROYAL PALM 2321 End unit 2 bed/2 bath condo on marina with dock boatlift
and storage shed. $489,000. Stan Sawyer

#4493 GREENTURTLE CAY LeewardYacht Club Lots & house packages. From $275,000.
Stan Sawyer
#4533 GUANA CAY Dolphin Beach Estates. Lot 68 HilltopView. $180.000. BillAlbury
#5 121 GUANA CAY Lot 32132A Two elevated lots total 23.000 sq. ft. 9(Y of waterfront with
a dock. $500,000. Jane Patterson

#5053 GREAT CISTERN 3 bed/2.5 bath, Sea of Abaco waterfront.$ 1,500lmc
#5055 EASTERN SHORES 4 bed/4 bath with pool and shared dock. $4,000/mcO

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Min. Russell hears Sandy Point issues

Housing From Page 1
paying Mr. Russell that comparable lots in
Nassau would be thousands of dollars more
and that these lots would be taken quickly if
they were to be advertised in Nassau.
The second phase has 117 lots all serviced
with utilities compared to the 96 lots offered
in Phase I. In this new offering 77 are single
family residential and 39 are multi family
for duplexes, triplexes or larger units. The
south Abaco Town Planning Board will de-
cide if multi-family applications are appro-
priate for the lot proposed.
An area has been set aside for commer-
cial lots which are larger in size. It was
recommended that applicants for the com-
mercial lots first approach Town Planning
to present their concept and get an approv-

al-in-principle. This will allow commercial
lots to be purchased with the knowledge
that the proposed business is acceptable.
When asked why Central Abaco resi-
dents were being offered low cost houses
but this option was not available to South
Abaco residents, Mr. Russell noted that
this was the first instance where some-
one in the south had asked for this option.
He had been told that Abaco people liked
big houses and assumed that Sandy Point
residents would not be satisfied with the
smaller economy houses that government
was building. He felt that government-
built houses could be offered similar to the
Spring City program if there was sufficient
On request, an area could be set aside
for larger lots for those who feel they can

afford a larger house.
Essentially, applications are on file for
all the lots being offered in Phase II. Ap-
plying does not automatically guarantee
that the applicant receives a lot. All prop-
erty sales must be to persons who do not
presently own property and who either pay
cash or qualify for a mortgage. Lots can be
purchased without a commitment to build a
house or purchased with a qualifying mort-
gage to include a house.
On the way to Sandy Point, Mr. Russell
toured Spring City where houses are under

construction and was well pleased with the
workmanship shown by the contractors.
He noted that the workmanship was supe-
rior to that seen in the low cost houses be-
ing offered in Nassau.
Accompanying the Minister were J.
Anthony McKinney, Under Secretary;
Litfield Rolle, First Assistant Secretary;
Thomas Ferguson, Deputy Surveyor Gen-
eral; Harrisons Thompson, Acting Perma-
nent Secretary; and staff from the Marsh
Harbour office, Kevin McIntosh, Elaine
Martinborough and Caroline Forbes.

The workmanship on the new government-financed houses in Spring City is high quality.
This kitchen has a solid seamless countertop that Mr. Russell is admiring.


This house under construction in Spring City has cathedral ceilings, a tile backsplash and
tile counters. Several families are hoping to be able to buy this house. Mr. Russell, right,
is discussing it with some of his staff.

8o$5 W E MA'

"I15FT POOL $o377o
-wWAS $539.55-

The Hon. Kenneth Russell, right, listened to the residents of Sandy Point, making note of
their problems and concerns. Chief Councillor Preston Roberts is speaking I /,,i/ those
seated are Elaine Martinborough with the Abaco Housing office, Administrator Benjamin
Pinder of South Abaco, and Harrison Thompson, Acting Permanent Secretary of the
Ministry of Housing.


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Marcellus Roberts Everett Pinder
Broker s Sales Associate

Treasure Cay Properties Offered by Treasure Cay Specialists

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

Prestigious Canal Front Development offering
Carriage House units in blocks of four plus
individual cottages. Both offer docks/ boat
slips as well as golf cart or car garages.
Prices start at $680,000 + 14%
gated community Treasure Cay's newest
waterfront development. 2 bed/ 2 bath
and 3 bed/ 3 bath condos with availability
of private boat slips. Pre-construction price
starting at $529,000 net (plus closing
costs). MUST SEE! Great investment oppor-
tunity and a great location in Treasure Cay!

Now the newest oceanfront development
on Treasure Cay beach comprising 10
individual luxury units
Starting at $595,000 + 12% closing
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
On-site pool and tennis, newly completed
luxury townhouse units directly on
Treaure Cay each totalling 3 bed/4 1/2
baths plus loft bedroom/den
Ground floor- garage, 2 bed/ 2 bath with
ocean front patio
First floor open concept living / dining/
kitchen plus master bedroom suite, all
ocean views with patio/ balcony
Loft bedroom/ den with ocean view
MLS $2,075,000 + 7.5% Closing
"Palm Bay" Unit #3 4 bed/ 31/ bath fully fur
nished Town House with garage and boat
slip with 20' beam. Located at Palm Bay
Development 2,000 +/- sq. ft.
$856,250 EXC + 7.5%

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

"NEW" STORAGE UNITS, centrally located in
Treasure Cay town centre. Storage units come
in assorted sizes for boats, cars, golf carts and
"stuff." EXC. Starting at $25,000 FGS
STORAGE / GARACE '" 1' 6" deep, 11'
8" wide IUND-t sale at the low
price cONaTRtAtlCT
Recently completed delightful villa with great
marina view and access. Modern 2 bed/ 2
bath CBS fully furnished home, 1020 sq.
ft. plus porches and garden area. Must see to
appreciate. FGS $479,000 EXC
Unit #4 Upstairs 3 bed/2bath fully furnished,
direct beach access. Good rental investment
EXC. $334,825 + 7.5%
Townhouse condos with on- site tennis, heated
pool, office, laundry
Marina view, 2 bed/ 2 bath and unit fully
furnished- storm shutters- good rental
potential $271,500 + 7.5% closing
Marina view, 2 bed/ 1 1/2 bath fully, furnished
including garage plus vehicle. Good rental
potential. EXC $300,000 FGS
Canal front condos with on site tennis and pool
2 bed/ 2 bath lower unit with marina view.
12 ft. boat slip with 12,000 lb. lift. Never
rented. EXC $655,950 FGS
Ocean front luxury octagonal units with lagoon/
pool/waterfall. Good rental potential.
Unit #7 Two storey 2 bed/ 2 bath home.
MLS $545,000 + 7.5% closing
Resale condos available in first completed project.
Ready to go. Both units never rented but definite
Downstairs unit 3 bed / 2 bath with den/
optional 4th bed. Completely and tastefully
furnished with many extra features including
garage and Ford Taurus $742,000 + 14%
Canal front condo with on-site pool.

"Dolphin House" comfortable, well designed,
fully furnished CBS home has 2 bed / 2 baths
with large kitchen/ living/ dining facing the
deep water canal. Includes dock, a 34' Ribov
ich, a bonefish skiff and a Chevy van.
$799,000 + 8.5%

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

Just Listed by Original Owner
2 bed/ 2 bath villa facing garden and pool
area. Tropical privacy hedge offers real home
atmosphere. Steps from the beach. Fully fur
nished. Many special features
EXC $368,875 + 7.5%
Second row beach with r;rect ocean access.
Great -;I'- SOLD /E2 bath, many
special iviUST SEE
EXC. $460,000 FGS
"Fish Tales" unique canal front 3 bed / 3 bath
home on 2 full lots, 180' waterfront with 118'
serviced dock, deep water, great for larger
boat. MUST SEE! MLS$1,725,000 + 7.5%
"Trident"/"Turquoise Seas" You cannot be more
"on the beach" than in this special home.
Offering 3 bed / 3 1/2 bath in the main house
with detached garage / bed / bath / attic plus
storage. Vast deck oceanside with widow's
walk. WOW! MLS $1,999,000 + 7.5% closing
"Cross Winds" Split level CBS home extra large
lot across from 2 beach greenways. Private.
Master bed/ bath suite upstairs. Lower level 2
bed / 2 bath, cozy living room/ kitchen/
dining/ utility. Apartment annex 1bed/ 1
bed, living kitchen, enclosed patio. Plus! Plus!
Plus! MLS $755,000 + 7.5% closing

"Dream Point" Special CBS split level home
located on a corner lot near "The Point" with
two choices of direct beach access. Upper
level has master bedroom with ensuite bath
plus two guest bedrooms and bath. On the
split level there is the main entry into a large
open living/dining area, modern well
equipped kitchen. All rooms open onto a
wrap-around partially covered deck overlook
ing the garden. Ground level has an extra
large garage/ workshop with lots of storage.
EXC. $996,300 FGS
6.667 acres on the highway between Treasure
Cay Resort and Treasure Cay airport. Running
from highway north to the sea of Abaco. 180'
on water front and 165' roadside, 1500' road
to water. Prime property that can be subdivid
ed, commercial and housing/condos or
subdivided into lots, commercial and resident
tial $833,375 FGS, EXC
Ocean front properties
Casuarina Beach/Ocean Blvd.
Sand Piper Beach
Canal Front Beginning at $350,000 FGS
Rock Point Waterfront, bulkheaded
Beginning at $430,000 FGS
Golf Course / Interior
Beginning at $60,000 FGS

TIji Treasure Cay has one of the world's best Beaches, Golf Course, Tennis, full service Marina, just naming a few amenities.
Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information
CD p We not only sell here, we live here and love it.
Mailing address: P.O. Box AB221 83, Treasure Cay, Abaco, Bahamas E-mail: info@treasurecayrealestate.com

September 15, 2010

The Abaconian Section B Page 5

South Abaco News

Cherokee Sound
By Lee Pinder
Fun Day October 11th
We are making progress and one of the
attractions we are hoping to set up for our
October 11th event in Cherokee is going to
be a walk Back In Time. We are hoping to
have a display of old photos or snapshots
of Cherokee taken in days gone by. We
have already collected some and if anyone
has any old black and white photos (cop-
ies only, no originals, please) they would
like to share with other former Cherokee
residents, please contact me, Lee Pinder,
at 366-2053.
A new youth ministry
Under the spiritual covering of Change
Ministries International a new youth group
aimed towards shaking up generations for
Jesus called After Shock has put out a call
to all youth between the ages of 9 thru 19
years of age in Cherokee and nearby Yel-
low Wood.
Andy and Sherry Lowe, residents from
Yellow Wood with Cherokee roots, have
stepped up to the plate and will attempt
to bring out more leadership and spiritual
awareness for the young people to focus on.
A common complaint from our teen-
agers of today is, "I'm so bored, there's
never anything to do." It seems that they
want to become involved and want to be in-
cluded during this vulnerable stage in their
young lives and the Lowes are hoping to
fill this void in their lives.
At a meeting held in the Cherokee com-
munity center on August 23 the Lowes out-
lined their vision for learning, interaction
and fun to draw the young people in and to
keep them enthused.

This meeting was well attended, and ev-
eryone present seemed eager to get start-
ed. They said the boys and girls would be
separated into different groups with differ-
ent projects aimed especially at them. The
groups will meet once a week on Thurs-
days evenings starting on September 9th.
Their first event was a Car Wash on the
school grounds with a good turnout by the
local community, and they made $195 to
get their bank account set up.
We hope the overall community will
also become involved by assisting these
young people whenever and wherever they
can. These same young people are our fu-
ture leaders and need all the help we can
give them.
More clean-up at
The Long Dock
As is often the case, many of the casuari-
na trees on the southern shoreline just past
The Long Dock area will soon be gone.
Surging tides and Mother Nature will see
to that. However, the older and larger trees
along the walkway to The Long Dock will
not be affected and thankfully will continue
to capture the cool breezes and still provide
some protection from the sun. Volunteers
are still working to clear away trash and
Plans are in the works for a new hut or
gazebo to be built for the convenience of
our residents as well as some comfortable
benches to watch the many softball games
we are anticipating.
Back to school
Cherokee Primary School is back in ses-
sion and not a minute too soon. The stu-
dents were anxious to get back, and I'm
sure the parents were happy, too. This year

there are 20 children in six separate grades
taught by two teachers, Michelle Lowe,
the Principal handling grades 4 thru 6, and
Catherine Owen teaching the smaller ones
in grades K thru 3.
Coastal cleanup
Don't forget the International Coastal
Cleanup that will take place on September
25 sponsored by Friends Of The Environ-
ment. We all need to do our part. We are
a nation of many coastal areas. If we don't
clean up, who will?
I feel certain our local schoolchildren will
be involved, and we need to get out there and
set a good example by doing our part.
Sincere condolences to the family of
Derek Ernest Albury, born on August 20,
1945, in Cherokee Sound to Frederick and
Dorothy Albury and passed away August
27 in Nassau.
Derek was an accomplished watch re-
pairman, a faithful husband to his wife
Linda, a father to his two sons, Brant and
Craig. He had two sisters, Joy Boyce, who
resides in the UK, and Greta Pinder, who
lives in Nassau and Cherokee Sound. He
had two brothers, Rex and David, who live

here on Abaco. He was a tireless worker
for the FNM political party, a Mason, a
member of the Scurvy Few Motorcyclist
Club and a loyal church member who sang
with the Epworth Choral.
His memorial service was held in Cher-
okee on September 5 to an overflowing
congregation. The eulogy was given by
Rev. Bill Higgs, President of the Bahamas
Conference of Methodist Churches with
assistance from Rev. Carla Culmer, for-
mer pastor of Epworth Chapel and close
friend of Linda and Derek for many years.
Also taking part in the service was Rev.
Charles Sweeting, another former pastor
of the church in Cherokee.
Reflections and condolences were given
by several lay preachers and the Church
Board Chairman, Michael Knowles. Many
friends and family told of a life touched by
tragedy and heartbreak. But through it all
Derek kept a positive outlook and had a
kind and generous heart. Derek had given
his heart to the Lord and resides with him
now in heaven.

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Central Pines #1076 New
2 bedroom, 2 bathroom home.
$275,000 gross

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

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

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

Marsh Harbour #790 Vacant
lotenlosed and gated. $13 9,200 gross

Duplexin Central Pines #1092 Two
2 bed, 1 bath apartments $250,000

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Murphy Town #387, 2 bed, 2 bath
home with an atuahed 1 bed 1 bath
apt. $258,277 gross

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

NEW LISTING Duplex Central
Pines #796 two 2 bed, 2 bath apts,
beautifully landscaped. New building
$293,800 gross

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

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

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

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

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

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

Home Off Forest Drive #7783 bed
2 bath home on lot 9(0131 ready to
move in. $190,400 gross

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

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

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

Bahama Palm Shores #164 four
bed & four bath home with grand
entrance anrd caport $375,000 gross

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

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

Triplexin Great Cistern #902Two 2
bedroom I1 bath & one 1 bedroom, 1
bath. REDUCED $315,000 gross

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

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Central Pines two 3 bedroom, 2 bath-
room units, NEW, never live in. $1,2500
Appliance only, Furnmihed 1,800
Marsh Harbourtwo 2 bed, 2 bath Houses
for rent onefullyfumished $1,700 and One
with onl applanMes $1,300

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

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DuplexaxO7 3&0715 bedroom, 1 bath and 1 bedroom,
1 bath housein Dundas Town $260,000
Two lots 84 ft. x 100ft near Treasure Cay, one
mile northwest of Treasure Cay School, $49,500 each
Reduced oceanfront lot on Tllloo Cayw/beach access
& shared dock, Lot size sq ft0,73acres 103fton water&
315 ft, Best price on TillooC~,won't last long, Mustsell,
owner leaving island. Further reduced from $278,400 to
$175,000 gross
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September 15, 2010

More South Abaco News
school year. determines altitude." of the community. Following the vote of
South From Page 6 Rev. Napoleon Roberts opened with a Virgie Lightbourne stressed Obedience, thanks by Bejamin Pinder, Administrator
dv a gi prayer seeking God's blessing and protec- then went on to tell the children how privi- for South Abaco, each child was presented
Sandy Point gives dion for the children throughout the school leged they are today and compared what with a bag containing notebooks, folders,
out school supplies year. Valeria Lightbourne, Chairperson of they have to how it was when she went to pencils, ruler, markers and sharpeners
Byeunf s H uo suI e the Sandy Point Town Committee, wel- school. She told of how they had to write which they were excited to receive. The
By Jennifer Hudson corned everyone saying that it is the wish on slates and read in the evenings by the evening ended with everyone enjoying re-
The Sandy Point Town Committee held of the Town Council to provide vision for light of kerosene lamps. When pencils and freshments and fellowship.
a Back to School Bash for the school chi- the students. "Vision without action is books finally came to the school, they were
dren of Sandy Point on August 26 in the merely a dream, but vision with action can so scarce that the teachers had to cut the
Anglican Church Hall. The hall was gaily change the world." books and pencils in half and each child
decorated with balloons, and extra chairs To prepare the children's minds for had half a pencil and half a book. "These
had to brought in for the large number of the upcoming school year, three pep talks days you are so blessed you have comput-
children and family members gathered. were given. Pastor Erskine Wells based his ers but parents give children what they
The purpose of the evening's event was interactive talk on Attitude. He asked what want not what they need and they do not
to not only distribute bags of school sup- the students are going to do with the talents appreciate it," she told them. She implored
plies to the children but also to give them they are born with and told them that their the children not to let friends distract them.
encouragement and inspiration for the new success all depends on attitude. "Attitude Jason Roberts asked the students what
is the purpose of going to school, how do
you find purpose and how do you deal with
Ce s at peer pressure? "Purpose affects your fu-
ture," he told them. "Dare to be different,
Establish your own personality and do not
get swayed by the crowd. Keep climbing
and going on and do not give up."
The talks were interspersed with inspi-
rational song selections by young members

The Sandy Point Town Committee gave out school supplies at the end of an evening of ll
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The Abaconian Section B Page 9

Fishermen meet to discuss conservation

By Cindy Pinder
A Coastal Conservation Coalition Plan-
ning Workshop was held at the Cape Eleu-
thera Institute, Eleuthera, on August 26th
and 27th. The coalition consisted of bone-
fish guides from Abaco, Grand Bahama,
New Providence, Eleuthera and Andros
and scientists from the Fisheries Conserva-
tion Foundation and the Bonefish & Tar-
pon Trust.
Many issues that affect the flats-fishing
industry were discussed, and the guides
initiated a proposal to start a Bahamian
Flyfishing Federation that will support the
flyfishing industry by forming a national
partnership with all industry stakeholders
to promote the conservation of bonefish,
tarpon and permit populations as well as

the habitats on which they depend. A Ba-
hamas that is the best fly-fishing destina-
tion in the world for current and future
generations to enjoy would be the goal of
the Coalition.
The coalition planned the agenda for the
upcoming Bahamas Bonefish Conference
on October 4th and 5th in Nassau which is
sponsored by the Bahamian Flats Fishing
Alliance. The Alliance is made up of the
Fisheries Conservation Foundation, Baha-
mas National Trust and Bonefish & Tarpon
Day one will be open to the public with
presentations about bonefish given by sci-
entists. Day two will be facilitated by the
scientists but is exclusively for Bahamian
guides and lodge owners to discuss the

Compete in the 2010

Abaco Open Water Swim

By Michelle Mikula
Competitive swimming will once again
take place when professional and non-pro-
fessional swimmers take to the waters on
Abaco and contend for top positions in in-
dividual and team racing at the 2010 Abaco
Open Water Swim.
Joining forces once again to host this
swimming event will be the Abaco Swim
Club and the Abaco Tourist Office. This
will be the seventh year that Abaco has
hosted this swimming event, which has not
only attracted local swimmers in the past
but national and international swimmers as

The Abaco Open Water Swim will take
place on October 2 at Crossing Beach in
Marsh Harbour, where swimmers will be
allowed to compete in individual and relay
races in the age categories of 12 & under,
13-17 years, 18-35 years and 36 years &
over. Registration fee for individual swim-
ming is $20 and for relay racing is $45.
Registrations forms are available at the
Abaco Tourist Office in Memorial Plaza.
For further information on the 2010
Abaco Open Water Swim, please contact
Melinda Williams of the Abaco Tourist Of-
fice at 367-3067 or Brenda Sawyer of the
Abaco Swim Club at 367-2951.

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The Coastal Conservation Coalition held a meeting on Eleuthera to discuss the conserva-
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in October that will bring scientists together with guides and lodge owners to discuss
problems and possible solutions. Those from Abaco are Clint Kemp, far left; Cindy Pin-
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several islands and others representing organizations also interested in the conservation
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Bahamas Fly-in encourages travel to the islands

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The 2010 Bahamas Gateway Fly-In
prompted the arrival of approximately 41
visitors to Abaco on August 27 at Treasure
Cay International Airport. The group's
first stop in The Bahamas was Grand Ba-
hama. After visiting Treasure Cay, Green
Turtle Cay and Guana Cay on Abaco, they
travelled to Exuma.
According to Michelle Mikula of the
Abaco Tourist Office, the group repre-
sented Fixed Based Operations along the
eastern Florida coastline that are official
Bahamas Gateways as well as flying clubs
and organizations.
Greg Rolle, Chief Aviation Specialist
with Tourism, explained that FBO famil-
iarization trips began eight years ago. The
familiarization trips are a means of updat-
ing the group so that they will be able to
educate and assist their customers who plan
to visit or show an interest in flying to The
Bahamas. "They come and see our product

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competed against each others in the same
tournaments on several occasions, devel-
oping a close camaraderie. So it does not
come as a surprise that they feel for what
happens to their darts "mates."
A trophy was presented by the young-
est Bahamian player, Laseton Glinton, to
a former Bahamian darts player from Nas-
sau, Tony Moree, now handicapped, who
attended the function with his wife Mary.
As each country's teams marched to the
stage, many stopped to salute Mr. Moree.
As the Bahamian players made their way
to the podium, they carried Mr. Moree in
his wheelchair with them, making him the
Bahamian flag bearer.

Forty-one people came to North Abaco with Tourism's Gateway Fly-in. These were all
people associated with private pilots along the east coast of Florida and was organized
to gave them a sampling of the ease of flying to Abaco, then moving to the various com-
munities. The group visited Green Turtle Cay and Guana Cay in addition to Treasure Cay
and were enthusiastic about their experience that day.

and go back and tell our story," Mr. Rolle
elaborated. "We bring them here to show
how easy it is to fly to The Bahamas."
Joseph McMonigle, who represents the
Cirrus Owners and Pilots Association, was
a familiar face at the fly-in. He helped or-
ganize a similar event that took place ear-
lier in April at the Cherokee Aviation FBO
in Marsh Harbour.
Bob Showalter and his wife Kim were
thrilled about the trip. They own the Show-
alter Flying Service in Orlando, which is
a family-operated business that was estab-
lished in 1945. Kim was pleased to have
direct contacts within the Ministry of Tour-
ism because it allows them to better assist
their customers, and Bob talked about the
working relationship that his company has
with the Aviation Department of Tourism.
"We've become a Gateway FBO for

The Bahamas, and that means we're able to
work with pilots from all parts of the coun-
try with their paperwork for The Bahamas
government and US Customs paperwork
and get comfortable with what they need
to do when they fly in their own airplanes
to The Bahamas," he said. "We're excited,
and we just started doing that in the past
He has been flying to The Bahamas
since the late 1960s, but most of the time
he was either dropping off clients or had
the opportunity only to stay overnight. He
added that bonefishing is a hobby that he
has been enjoying for about 50 years, and
he loves The Bahamas and its people.
Bob said that they will be hosting the
next Bahamas Day on February 19, 2011,
to help educate pilots on the ease of travel-
ling to the country. The first Bahamas Day
was held at Banyan Air Service in Fort
Lauderdale with about 1,600 people in at-
tendance, and Nancy Bouvier, Director of

Marketing, represented the company.
The FBO familiarization trip was Mi-
chael Higgins' first; he is the founder of
Flying Adventures Magazine. He was one
of the first to sample the pristine beach
downhill from Nippers in Guana Cay,
and like the others, he seemed reluctant to
leave when the time came.
Other representatives included An-
gel Peralta, customer service manager
of Miami Executive Aviation, and Tony
Restaino of the Florida Aero Club, who
distributed several official publications for
the club. Restaino said that there are 1,000
club members and the club is represented
by a group of pilots, aircraft builders and
aviation enthusiasts.
John Porco, Michael Punziano and
Markham Rollins all club members are
also associated with the Airline Training
Academy Flight School. They thoroughly
enjoyed their first visit to Abaco.
Porco said he has travelled around the
world and was impressed by The Bahamas'
infrastructure. He and his companions
agreed that it would be the first of many
trips to our shores.
Punziano's reaction was priceless.
"It is better in The Bahamas. In The Ba-
hamas, you have a life; in the U.S., you
have an existence," he stated. "I work sev-
en days a week. Because you're busy and
make money doesn't mean you're happy.
Life is simple and relaxing here."
Mr. Rolle, who is based in Fort Lauder-
dale, was accompanied by several Tourism
representatives including Leonard Stuart,
Aviation Division's aviation manager; Jean-
nie Gibson, a Tourism manager; and Me-
linda Williams of the Abaco Tourist Office.
Also on hand were Ann Padron, Terry
Spurlock and Mark Steinberg, who function
as flying ambassadors. They assist with the
promotion of the fly-ins and assist private
pilots with flight planning, procedure, docu-
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The Abaconian

September 15, 2010

SABM Local Government at Work

Murphy Town Committee August 23
By Mirella Santillo
On August 23rd a quorum was finally
reached for the Murphy Town monthly com-
mittee meeting. Since the meeting began late,
the members decided to postpone the approv-
al of the minutes until the next meeting.
The members went over the new budget
at length, discussed the contracts and de-
liberated on requests for financial support
from members of the community.
No changes seemed to have been made
so far to the budget, reviewed by Admin-
istrator Cephas Cooper. He reminded the
Committee that the garbage contract with
M&R was to be reduced to $5000 monthly.
However, Chairman Renardo Curry had
not had a chance to meet with Mr Russell
as yet to finalize the cut. No changes had
been made regarding the maintenance con-
tracts. At the previous meeting it seemed
that the members had agreed to reduce
the contacts to two main contract-holders.
However, a new proposal was brought for-
ward to have two people with heavy equip-
ment take care of the main roads and two
people handle the side roads. The decision
of having the maintenance performed ev-
ery other month begun towards the end of
the last fiscal year was upheld by the com-
mittee members. They also are keeping the
side streets contract-holders on a month-
to-month basis. The money saved, insisted
Eugene Dawkins, was to be applied to the
construction of the Community Center,
which foundations have already been dug.
The Committee was to meet with the

contract-holders during the week to inform
them of the Committee's decision.
The members were shocked by a $4000
bill from Lou Schneider for a pot-a-potty
placed at South Side Fish Fry for several
months, supposedly even prior to the pres-
ent committee taking office. "This is abuse
of funds," interjected Glen McDonald.
Administrator Cooper suggested to ap-
proach Mr Schneider to see if he would
reduce the bill.
Other unscheduled disbursements were
for the Independence Day's celebrations
and monetary support to help a family
pay for a funeral. Administrator Cephas
Cooper reminded the Committee that the
regulations mandated that such donations
should be paid to a company (in this case
a funeral home) and not to an individual.
Three donations of $500 each were ap-
proved to help certain families, one with
medical bills, the other two with student
Committee member Cubell Davis men-
tioned that two computers in the home-
work center were out of order and asked
the Committee to approve the purchase of
two new computers. No motion was made
towards that proposal. He asked the Com-
mittee whether the budget allowed a back-
to-school gesture for the students of Mur-
phy Town. It was suggested to buy them
school bags, but no decision was made on
that purchase either.
The last point discussed was the poor
state of Bay Side and the dead end of Bay-
shore Road. These two areas have been the
site of constant dumping. The Committee
agreed to clean the areas once and to warn
the public that any person caught throw-
ing trash there would be prosecuted. The

Chairman would like to remind people that
the dumpster on Great Cistern Estate Road
is for household refuse only and not for
bulk items such as furniture and construc-
tion debris. These items should be depos-
ited in one of the two bins located near the
Burial Society or Coconut Tree Bay.
Cent Abaco Town Planning Aug 24
By Timothy Roberts
The Central Abaco District Town Plan-
ning Board heard a grievance against the
proposed building of a warehouse on prop-
erty off of Key Track Road during the
meeting on August 24 as they reviewed
plans totaling about $2 million.
Glenn Russell, who lives at the end of
the road where the building proposed by
JMJ Electric is seeking approval to build,
sent in a letter and attended the meeting
to make further statements. He was con-
cerned that the addition of the warehouse
building would deteriorate the quality of
life of the residents surrounding the pro-
posed building.
Ellis Stuart, Chairman of the Board,
said that he had given JMJ approval to
place stakes and pull lines only, seeing that
their application had been in since early
July. There was no meeting since then due
to members being away. He apologized for
acting without the input of the rest of the
Board but said that the approval was given
before any grievance had been filed.
Mr. Russell wanted the Board to note
that there were omissions and errors on
the plans. He said the proposed building
site is actually at the end of a dead end
road. The road shown on the plan is 20
feet wide but in reality is only 12 feet wide
and is restricted by properties and objects

on both sides preventing any widening tak-
ing place.
The narrow road is such, he said, that
two vehicles could not pass and someone
would have to reverse onto private prop-
erty for anyone to pass. He noted that Pin-
der's Plumbing already has a building on
the same road that has caused congestion
and inconvenience because of large vehi-
cles going in and out to deliver cargo.
JMJ Electric submitted a letter stating
that the survey showed a road reservation
of 20 feet and said that the building would
be used as a warehouse, not a retail shop.
No shop license is being requested for the
building. The company noted that since
there was already a large commercial opera-
tion on the same street that the owners saw
no reason for their application to be denied.
The Board discussed the building, and
after much deliberation all felt that further
commercial development in a residential area
was undesirable and denied the application.
They noted that even though the building was
not intended to be retail, there would still be
an undesirable amount of traffic added to an
already congested small road.
Attending the meeting was Oliver White,
Manager of the Abaco Lodge, a bonefish-
ing lodge (formerly the Lazy Parrot) in
the Bustic Bight area which is owned by a
company called Northern Hemisphere. He
was there to seek approval for the addition
of a caretaker's cottage on the site.
Administrator Cephas Cooper advised
the Board members that they should be
aware that any development additional to
what the Foreign Investment Board grant-

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Obituaries of

The funeral for Rosiette Saint Phillip,
66, of Marsh Harbour who died August 20
at her residence, was held on August 28 at
the International Gospel Mission Church in
Marsh Harbour. Pastor Roland Swain of-
ficiated assisted by Pastor Sitoir Pasteren.
Interment followed in the Public Cemetery
on S.C. Boo-
tie Highway.
She is
survived by
her husband,
C 1 o m e n
Saint Phillip;
son, Erneus
St. Fleur;
grandchil- Rosiette Saint Phillip
dren Josette
Hyacinthe, Edline, Roseline and Jessica St.
Fleur; great-grandchildren Sammia Hya-
cinthe and Deasia St. Fleur; sisters Rose
and Jazzel St. Fleur, Madam Laricie Po-
likap, Madam Nene St. Fleur, Marie and
Viladia St. Fleur; brothers Woshnell, Rico,
William and Christian St. Fleur; nieces Eu-
gene Dorvilus, Lofin, Elianise and Jessica
Dorvilus, Vita Cesar, Roseline, Finise and
Reka St. Fleur; nephews Lucnere, Luc-
cern, Reny and Renal Polikap, Janice Dor-
vilus, Yvens, Willy and Ronald St. Fleur;
sisters-in-law Lony and Titan St. Fleur,
Silva McKenzie and Gelen McDonald;
brothers-in-law Laricie Polikap, Nene and
Legenor Dorvilus; grandsons-in-law Sam-
uel, Hyacinthe and Solius Laddress; and
many other relatives and friends.
The funeral for Dieudonne Tisnord,
71, of Marsh Harbour was held on August
29 at New Haitian Mission Baptist Church
in Marsh Harbour. Pastor Edger Meme of-
ficiated. Interment was in the Marsh Har-
bour Public Cemetery.

Mr. Tis-
nord is sur-
vived by his
wife Resitha
sisters Inno-
cine, Mer-
dora, Mari-
elle, Resilia,
itise cs Dieudonne J
and Yverta
Tisnord; sisters-in-law Mme.
Baptise, Mme. Medissa Jeri
Mme. Meradieu Acxime; broti
Demosthene Blanc, Unseul Me
ion Saint-Louis, Lucane Dorvi
Dieu Absalon, Maurisson, Mer
ime, Philigene Baptise, Medis,
Dieuseul, Wilfride, Estequer,
Britise; nieces Martialie, Moi
decline and Rose Guerda Tisnd
eline and Vitane Mesidor, M
Loulouse and Gladice Absaloi
Dominique, Ketlie and Solange
nouchka, Gina, Mirlanda, Mirl
Anne Rose, Angeline and Renis
Madelaine and Jocelyne Sainte
line and Eveline Baptise and I
met; nephews Rony and Martia
Siyon and Dady Louis; Wisl
Jules Bernard, Robenson, Marc
Marcsone, Guerdith, Joudie,
and Markenson Jerimet, and
Markeny and John William Ac
many other relatives and friend
The funeral for Winifred 1
76, of Cooper's Town was held
28 at Faith Walk Church of G
per's Town. Bishop Archelus
ficiated assisted by Rev. Georgt
Rev. Herbert Edgecombe. Inte
in the Cooper's Town Public C

Family and F
She is
survived by
her daugh-
ters Caro-
lyn Smith
and Sherry

sons Jerome
and Lester
Tisnord ald; grand- inifred McDonald
ald; grand-
Philigene daughters Mispah, Shantell, Senaka,
imert, and Monique, Cynstshe, Asharie, Leslie and
hers-in-law Quintiera McDonald, Dorsinayer Smith
esidor, So- and Tasha Walker; grandsons Anthony,
ille, Presen Jamal, Delvin, Jerome, Talmich, Ashton,
adieu Acx- Shaquille, Kyle and Quintero McDonald,
sa Jerimet, Omar Bodie, Collin Cleare Jr., Marchello,
and Oslere Diovanni and Michael Humes Jr.; great-
nique, An- grandchildren Makia, Riche, Natiqua,
lord, Mod- Tatyana, Tatia, Lyndese, Ziara, A'Lice,
larie Rose, Amare, Phoenix, Sylvanna, Ethan, Corey,
i, Roseline Anthony, Ashton Jr., Tayshawn, Rudanel,
Louis, Ma- Ranad, Ramon and Ariel; sisters Vivian
lene Louis, Cornish, Orlean Rolle, Louise Wright and
se Acxime, Shirley Kemp; brothers Edward, Alexan-
-lor, Mike- der, Ronald and Rev. George Rolle, niec-
Edner Jeri- es Udean Rolle, Melanie Pedican, Norma
as Absalon, Williams, Yolanda Thurston, Roseland
y, Jimmy, Cooper, Olga Pritchard, Lisa McIntosh,
Anslet and Delcie Jordan, Nancy Saunders, Sandra,
Markendy Latoya, Deandra, Anna, Melba, Ronell,
Chidelere, Shantese, Anita, Brenda, Lakera, Wendy
cxime; and and Uta Rolle, Patrice Cooper, Laverne
s. McIntosh, LaRose Quince, Reveda Cul-
McDonald; mer, Portia Clarke, Mavis Moore, Luella,
I on August Maggie and Tanya McDonald, Vangie
od in Coo- McIntosh, Ramona Bethel, Sandra Fergu-
Cooper of- son, Joan Sands, Judyann Riley, Eleanor
e Rolle and Wright, Eveth Cooper, Vertal Pinder,
:rment was Elda Humes, Sherimae Delancy, Florina
cemetery. Cornish, Jennalee Bootle, Elaine Bail-


lou, Manuletha Bootle, Eulamae, Sandra
and Gwenlyn Kemp; nephews Jackson,
Alphonso, Cecil, Edward, Mackey, War-
ren, Tony, Oscar, Patrick, Wendell, Ros-
coe and Lavern Rolle, Rudy, Leoward,
Eddison, Wesley and Clyde Cornish,
Clive, Lynden and Sean Wright, Mosell,
Gary and Ashley Smith, Eddison, Lloyd
and Ossie Kemp, Archee, Glenn, Gary
and Patrick McDonald, Leroy, Harry and
Leonard Sands and Tony Nixon; daugh-
ters-in-law Vernincha, Brenda and Renee
McDonald; sons-in-law Douglas Smith
and Michael Humes; sisters-in-law Rev.
Isolene, Criscola and Vernita Rolle, Leota
and Wendy McDonald; brothers-in-law
Douglas McDonald, Joseph Wright and
Nevel Kemp; godchildren Cynthia Mills,
Beryl Lowe and Livingston Huyler Jr.; and
many other relatives and friends.
Daris Er-
nal McKen-
zie, 31, died
in Abaco
on August
20. Funeral
ments will
be made at a
later date. Daris Ernal McKenzie

Erbis Cornish, 72, of Dundas Town
died at her residence on August 22. Her
funeral was held on September 4 at St. An-
drew's Methodist Church in Dundas Town.
Rev. Carla R. Culmer officiated assisted
by Rev. Marie Neilly. Interment followed
in the Dundas Town Public Cemetery.
She is survived by her husband Vic-

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Obituaries From Page 14
tor; daugh-
ters Andrea
Kendra Cor-
is, Janice
Marva and
Keva Cor-
Erbis Cornish
nish; sons
Craig, Don and Chino Cornish; grand-
children Shaquera, Shaiva and Shontae
Newbold, Karlson Bootle, Charlese Mc-
Intosh, Ebony, Donae and Ciara Cornish,
Kenston Gedeon, Tyeisha Adderley, Ka-
mal Cornish, Jamal, DeAngelo, Teneille,
Janequra, Valencia Jones and Henry Oli-
ver; great-grandchildren Shaquille Boo-
tle, Devonya Bootie and Shania Newbold;
sisters Almeta Sands, Sybil Ferguson,
Sylvia Smith and Geraldine Ward; special
sisters Barbara Dawkins, Emaline Butler,
Nathalie Brown, Francis Jones, Dorothy
Mills and Oralee Johnson; nieces Jonice
"Joy" Lockhart, Claudette "DeeDee,"
Stacey, Portia, Marcia Ferguson, Almeta
and Vanessa Ward, Patricia Johnson, Ger-
maine and Meoshi Smith; nephews Earlin
Ward, Wendell Munnings, Jeffrey Cox,
Don, Sonith and Haddon Lockhart, Kevin,
Randy and Bradley Ferguson and Ter-
rance Baker; daughters-in-law Donnaree
and Memose Cornish; sons-in-law Denvil
Newbold and Lynden Hutchinson; sisters-
in-law Edna Burrows, Viola Johnson,
Remilda Cornish, Rowena and Pamela
Cornish, Eleanor Russell and Larelda Cor-
nish; brothers-in-law Leo, Lernis, Jerry

tuaries of
and Wayne Cornish, Mervin Burrows; Er-
rol Thurston and Carrington Woodside and
many other relatives and friends.
Derek Albury, 65, passed away on Au-
gust 27 after a short illness. His funeral
was on September 5 at Epworth Chapel in
Cherokee Sound. Rev. Bill Higgs officiated
assisted by Rev. Carla Culmer. Interment
was in the Cherokee Sound Cemetery.
was the
fourth of
five chil-
dren born
to Frederick
and Doro-
thy Albury.
Upon the
death of his Derek Albury
parents he moved in with his Uncle Ted
and Aunt Florence Cole. In 1963 he moved
to Toronto, Ontario to attend the School
of Watchmaking at George Brown Col-
lege. He operated his own jewellery store
in Canada for many years.
In 1966 Derek married his first wife,
Dorothy Green, and they had two children,
Brant and Craig. Dorothy passed away in
1975. In 1989 Derek moved to Abaco with
his two sons and opened a jewellery store
that he operated until retiring in 2008.
Derek met his wife Linda in 1988 and they
married in 1996.
He is survived by his wife Linda; sons
Brant and Craig; stepson Randy Pinder;
daughters-in-law Judy and Heather Pin-
der; granddaughters Kirstie and Rhian-
non; brothers David and Rex; sisters Joy
and Greta; sisters-in-law Sandra and Judie;
brother-in-law Hartis Pinder; nieces and
nephews; other in-laws including Wayne

Family and Friends

and Phyllis Lowe, Jim and Julie Cates,
Rick and Joanne Lowe, aunts, uncles,
nieces and nephews as well as numerous
family and friends in Abaco, Nassau and
The family asked that donations be made in
his name to the Abaco Cancer Society, P.O.
Box AB 20382, Marsh Harbour, Abaco.
Joanna Malone, 74, passed away on
August 31. Her funeral was held at St.
James Methodist Church in Hope Town on
September 1. Interment was in the upper

She is survived by her husband Winer
Malone; brothers Richard Pinder and Don-
ald Pinder; sister Flossie Pinder; son Roder-
ick; sister-in-law Peggy Gates; nieces Deb
Patterson, Caralee Senn and Betty Gates;
nephew William (Billy) Gates; nephews-
in-law Stafford Patterson and Lauren Senn;
grandnieces Olivia Patterson, Megan Gates
and Tiffany Senn; grandnephews Eric Pat-
terson and Charles Gates; and many other
relatives and friends.

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By Jennifer Hudson
Abaco received a very welcome boost to
its flagging economy recently thanks to the
two international darts tournaments held in
Marsh Harbour which brought in contes-
tants from eight countries. The benefits
Abaco received from these tournaments
are boundless and will be enjoyed for years
to come. The Bahamas Hotel Association
described it as "huge for Abaco."
Between August 21 29 approximately
170 persons which included tournament
participants, families and friends, resided,
shopped, ate, drank, toured and partied
in and around Marsh Harbour. This was
a welcome "invasion" for dozens of busi-
nesses that had been receiving very slim
pickings for some time now due to the
worldwide recession. Sid Dawes, owner
of the Lofty Fig Villas, expressed his de-
light at having all six of his villas rented
for 11 days. Other establishments which

benefitted from full occupancy were Abaco
Towns by the Sea, the Conch Inn and Peli-
can Beach Villas.
Of course, food is a high priority for
everyone so Maxwell's grocery store was
frequently visited and people expressed
how impressed they were with the beau-
tiful new store. Restaurants were patron-
ized, especially at lunch time. Tournament
participants mostly ate breakfast where
they were staying and often ate "at home"
at night since the tournaments finished late
most nights but during the day they would
eat at different restaurants. D&R Sports
Bar and Snappas were the venues for two
"darts" parties. The liquor stores also did
a good trade.
Each of the two tournaments provided
a lay day for participants to enjoy Aba-
co. During those days they visited Hope
Town, Man-O-War Cay, Green Turtle
Cay, Treasure Cay and Sandy Point so

Malcolm Spicer of Abaco, right, holds several top positions in national and international
darts organizations. He is the one who organized the two tournaments held last month in
Marsh Harbour. The competition was held at Faith Convention Center owned by Larry
Williams, center. During the final ceremony Mr. Williams was given a plaque for his ef
fort infinishing the large room at his facility. Administrator Cephas Cooper is presenting
the plaque.
rental car agencies, buses and ferry opera-
tors saw a boost in their business on those
days. Some went out fishing and hired boats
and captains, some went shopping and pa-
tronized the souvenir shops. Taxi drivers
and bus services took the participants to and
from the tournament venue each day. Phone
card vendors benefitted from participants
Snot only needing to communicate with each
other here but also calling folks back home.
The Ministry of Tourism hosted a big
welcome party for the visitors around the
pool at Abaco Towns so business went to
local caterers and liquor merchants, local
bands and Junkanoo groups. All of this
brought a welcome boost to retailers and
services for the duration of the tournament
but the effects of this tournament will be a
blessing to Abaco for a long time to come.
Participants said that this was the best ven-
ue for a tournament they have ever been
to, and they would like to hold every tour-
nament here. People were very impressed
with the Faith Convention Centre where
the event was held, and it certainly gave
a boost and welcome publicity to that es-
Malcolm Spicer of Marsh Harbour, who
is President of the World Darts Federation
SAmerica's Region, is greatly to be praised
for so admirably organizing such a pres-
tigious event which brought people here
&from so many countries. According to Mr.
Spicer, "All of the participants got sand in
Their shoes. They loved everything about

Please see Tournaments Page 17

Dean'~~is Shipi ngSCoIS

Serving Marsh Harbour Weekly with
Freight Service from Nassau and Palm Beach

LEGEND Loading Monday in Palm Beach
Arriving Tuesday in Marsh Harbour

LEGACY Loading Tuesday in Nassau
Arriving Wednesday in Marsh Harbour
Leaving Thursday for Nassau

Both ships serving Green Turtle Cay
Charter freight stops en route on request

Dean's Shipping office at the Marsh Harbour dock
_ -- -- N

Marsh Harbour Contact
Ph: (242) 367-2653
367-0364 367-5642 Fax
Government Dock
Marsh Harbour, Abaco
Nassau Contact
(242) 393-4371 393-3829
394-7529 Fax 394-0057
Western End Potter's Cay Dock
Nassau, New Providence
Palm Beach Contact
Ph: (561) 844-5387
M/V Legacy
c/o Palm Beach Steamship
158 B East Port Road
Riviera Beach, FL 33404


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September 15, 2010

Tournaments From Page 16
the island and the warmth of the people
and wrote very good comments on the
survey reports they filled in on their de-
parture. Some say they will come back to
get married here, some are planning to buy
time shares here, and they all say that they
would like to come back for a vacation and
will recommend the destination to others."
What great exposure for Abaco!

Support the

Cancer Society
Donate Used Items
to Be Sold in
Their Thrift Shop
Call 367-3744 for info

ByThe Central Detective Unit, Abaco Distri ct
Royal Bahamas Police Force
For: Possession of Unlicensed Firearm, Ammunition,
Shopbreaking, Stealing, & Receiving

Name of Suspect: BENSON CARD
Nationality: BAHAMIAN Hair Length: SHORT
Place of Birth: UNKNOWN Colour of Eyes: BROWN
Build: SLIM Heig ht: UNKNOWN
This suspect is wanted by the Abaco District for Possession of an Unlicensed Firearm,
Shop breaking, Stealing & Receiving. He is co s idered armed and dangerous. If you have any
information on this suspect's whereabout, please contact:: Police Emergency: 9191911,
Crime Stoppers: 328-8477, Marsh Harbour Po lice Station: 367-2560 or 367-3437, Police
(o ntIml ooom: 32-3333, o rthenearest Police Station.

Name of Suspect: JOEL SAINT DUC
Age: 19 Complexion: DARK BROWN
Nationality: BAHAMIAN Hair Length: SHORT
Place of BIrt h: UNKNOWN Colour of Eyes: BROWN
Build: SLIM Heig ht: UNKNOWN
Ihis suspect is wanted by the Abaco District for Possession of an Unlicensed Firearm,
Shopbreaking, Stealing & Receiving. He is considered armed and dangerous. If you have any
information on this suspect's whereabouts, please contact:: Police Emergency: 919/911,
Crime Stoppers: 328-8477, Marsh Harbour Po lice Station: 367-2560 or 367-3437, Police
Co ntrol Room: 322-3333, or the nearest Po lice Station.

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 Har-
bour area or use your photo.
Call 242-367-2677 Fax 242-3673677

Yellowwood (Near Winding Bay) 2 bed/i bath
furnished cottage, built 2008, new appliances.
A/C. $950/mo. Includes water. Available
now. neilhingle@gmail.com. Call 359-6201 or

Hope Town Specialist. A collection of upscale
homes with pools, private docks, etc., ideal
for special occasions, reunions, honeymoons.
Hope Town Hideaways 242-366-0224 or
Marsh Harbour Sky Developers 2 bed/i 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.

Palm Beach Colony/Hometown America.
Mobile home 2/2 with enclosed porch that
could be use as a 3rd bedroom or office. 1990
in perfect condition. Asking price $18,000
OBO. Call 561-248-9408 or 561-429-4266

Elbow Cay's Best Houses and Land, rentals
and sales. Hope Town Hideaways. Call 242-
366-0224 or fax 242-366-0434. On the internet
at www.hopetown.com
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
www.pineapplepointresort.com 242-458-3521
or 1800-545-0395 Come see us at the end of
Marina View Dr. Luxury Holiday Vacation
RENTALS also available!
Price Reduction WPB Condo Furnished
2 bed/ 1 bath. A/C, internet ready. Ideal for
students. Security on grounds. Bus stop at
entry. 15 min from PB Community College.
Short walk to major shopping & restaurants.
Call 242-365-4636 days, 242-365-4218 eve-
nings. Reduced from $75,000 to $65,000


The public is hereby advised that I, DARLENE BAZILE nee MAREUS of Forest Drive in the
Town of Marsh Harbour in the Island of Abaco, Bahamas, the mother of MELAINIE MAURICE
intend to change her name to MELANIE MAREUS. If there are any objections to this change
of name by Deed Poll, you may write such objections to the Chief Passport Officer, PO. Box
N-742, Nassau, Bahamas, no later than thirty (30) days after the date of publication of this

ByThe Central Detective Unit, Abaco District
Royal Bahamas Police Force
For: Possession of Unlicensed Firearm, Ammunition,
Shopbreaking, Stealing, & Receiving

September 15, 2010

The Abaconian Section B Page 17

Parliamentary Registration Dept.

prepares for Voter Registration Drive

By Canishka Alexander
Parliamentary Commissioner Errol
Bethel of the Parliamentary Registration
Department visited Abaco on September
6 to conduct a training exercise with ad-
ministrators from North, South and Cen-
tral Abaco because they are in the process
of beginning a Voter Registration Drive to
prepare a new voters list. He said people
from all over The Bahamas will be in-
volved in the registration drive.
The exercises assist them in ensuring
that people throughout the country are on
the same page as they draw near to voters'
registration. A meeting was held in Nassau
earlier in the year to make sure that people
understand the process, so that everyone
will be doing the same thing.
That day he reiterated what they had dis-
cussed. "We talked about the qualifications
for registration, and we talked about mak-
ing sure that we get accurate information,
and that we, as best we can, ensure that we
are satisfied with what we are doing," he

He is hopeful that voter's registration
will begin soon and noted that it is in the
"not too distant future. I will make a na-
tional statement so that everyone in the
country knows that it will begin on a par-
ticular day."
A notice was put in the papers to no-
tify people of the registration qualifications
that will also relate to requirements for
registration. Additionally, revising officers
need to know this information so that they
only register people who are qualified to
be registered.
"At the end of the day, we hope that
the Bahamian public can have confidence
in what we do," he said.
Parliamentary Commissioner Errol Bethel
held a meeting in Marsh Harbour meet-
ing the the people who will be registering
people for the next voter's register. He is
shown speaking with Administrator Cephas
Cooper. -,

Voter registration qualifications

The Parliamentary Registration Depart-
ment is in the process of starting a Voter
Registration Drive to prepare a new voters
Parliamentary Commissioner Errol
Bethel informs that persons intending to
apply for registration must satisfy the Re-
vising Officer that they are qualified to be
registered. He said to be qualified appli-
cants must be:
i. Citizens of The Bahamas;
ii. At least 18 years old;
iii. Not subject to any legal incapacity; and

iv. Have resided in a particular constitu-
ency for at least three months.
"Revising Officers have the right to
request documentary evidence that appli-
cants are qualified to be registered," said
Mr. Bethel.
The Parliamentary Commissioner urges
all eligible Bahamian citizens to prepare
for registration and to register when the
time comes. An announcement regarding
the start of voter registration will be made

Stranded whale is dead

on Man-O-War beach

On September 1st an adult male Gervais' beaked whale was found stranded dead on North
Man-O-War Cay. The Bahamas Marine Mammal Stranding Network responded. Pictured
are Olivia Patterson and David Rees measuring the whale. Gervais' beaked whales are
rarely reported in The Bahamas although BMMRO had several sightings off East Abaco
this June. The cause of death is not known at this time but is under investigation. Both
Ms. Patterson and Mr. Rees work with the Bahamas Marine Mammal Research Organi-
sation based in Sandy Point and Ms. Patterson is also with Friends of the Environment.
Special thanks to Dr. Derrick Bailey, Nancy Albury, Kristin Williams and Dave Albury
for their help with the stranding. Strandings, alive or dead, should be reported immedi-
ately to The Bahamas Marine Mammal Stranding Network at 242-544-5409. To report
sightings of marine mammals in The Bahamas, visit www.bahamaswhales.org.

Check out The Abaconian online at


business service directory

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


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
RO. Box AB 20365
Bay Street, Marsh Harbour
Abaco, The Bahamas

Big Cat Equipment
Rentals: Backhoe Dump Trucks
* D3, D5 & D8 Tractors Payloaders
* Excavators
* Land clearing
* Fill, rock, sand, soil >(
* Trenching Foundations
Tel: 242-367-26556 Fax: 242-367-2464
Cell: 242-577-5322 242-359-6839

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

Abaco Print

Abaco Shopping Center
Tel: 367-3202- Fax: 367-3201
9 am 5 pm Mon. Thurs.
9 am 3 pm Fri.

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September 15, 2010

September, 2010 The Abaconian Section B Page 19

Local Gov. From Page 16

ed for a property would require further ap-
proval from the Investment Board.
Mr. White said that the property con-
sisted of eight cottages at present. When
they received permission from the FIB, the
scope of their plans included building an
additional four cottages. Mr. Cooper ad-
vised him to bring a copy of that approval
so the Board would know what was pres-
ently allowed. Mr. White brought a copy
back to the meeting less than an hour later
and received approval for the addition.
Mr. Stuart made note during the meeting
that a number of houses in Spring City have
been building walls and fences. They need
to be reminded that they need to submit ap-
plications for them and that they need to
adhere to the minimum three-foot setback.
Central Abaco District Council Aug 26
By Timothy Roberts
During the Central Abaco District
Council meeting the members discussed a
number of issues relating to the financial
report and heard reports from several of
the towns.
During the discussion of the financial
report it was noted that there were a num-
ber of adjustments needed to be made re-
garding salaries paid by the local govern-
ment as the National Insurance Board rate
increases have come into effect.
A problem in the men's bathroom at the
Marsh Harbour International Airport was
brought up as it was reported that the uri-
nal was out of order and has been for some
time. It was noted that there has been some
difficulty figuring out what the problem is.
Civil Aviation has requested that local
government assist in getting the problem
resolved. Dundas Town Committee Chair-
man Cay Mills said this problem has been
going on for five months now and that they
were still just talking about it.
Roger Delancy said Civil Aviation

should deal with it with the budget they
receive from Central Government. Roscoe
Thompson had approached Pinder's Plumb-
ing about resolving the problem. However,
they are reluctant to do work there because
of an outstanding bill of $2100.
Administrator Cephas Cooper suggested
that, in order to get the situation resolved
quickly and adequately, the Council pay
the monies owed to Pinder's Plumbing by
Civil Aviation and hire his services to re-
solve the issue. A motion was passed for
Pinder's Plumbing's to be hired to fix the
Mr. Cooper announced that the govern-
ment's Junior Local Government Program
would start at the beginning of the school
year and several students at Abaco Central
High School would be elected and would
be given the opportunity to learn about
how Local Government operates by work-
ing alongside the Council.
Renardo Curry said, "One of the things
that any community has pride in is a good
sporting facility." However, he noted that
the condition of the field next to Abaco
Central High is in deplorable condition and
requested assistance from the Council to as-
sist in fixing the park. He said the continued
lack of work done there makes the Council
look like they are falling down on the job.
Mr. Mills said the problem was not the
Council but the unrestricted use of the
field. Mr. Thompson stated that the Coun-
cil had already agreed a couple months ago
to provide $1100 per month to assist the
Murphy Town Committee in the upkeep of
the field.
Mr. Cooper said that there was a credit
for materials being held by Dean's Ship-
ping in Nassau and that it could be used
to acquire materials for fixing the field. It
was agreed by the Council that the use of
the field by Haitians playing soccer every
Sunday needed to be brought under con-
trol. The poor state of the Marsh Harbour
ballfield was used as an example of allow-
ing the unrestricted use of the field.

RBC Treasure Cay Branch

is pleased to celebrate

2 Years of service
with athletic flair.
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talented youtg Bahamirans; o worvrld lass athlei training. Durt th~ tIin8 too
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techn oque s Im t Ihave Inped m ak e him a legeid Ihn I kOld.
We beiwve that ath1le4 r[mining aind competition play an pnflanri ruae In helping
young people remze 'heir potential lh- r wII dreiv RIs Idieaes long support
of youth sportin n gr imes Ih u1OghOiA the HamaoarM Dorindm lke these are
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Items for Sale, Commercial Service, Cars & Boats

I I___________________

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



20' Whaler Hull party boat with Bimini and
trailer, 90HP Johnson, 2K just spent on en-
gine, bathing ladder, large cooler, perfect for
fishing, swimming or just chilling out. $5,750.


:1y~i~1~ i l T l I

25' Parker, sports cabin, Volvo diesel en-
gine, on-board toilet, fresh water tank, re-
conditioned Bimini top, $17,500 OBO. Call


29' Mirage with twin Mercury 250 outboards
and outriggers. DUTY PAID. In good shape.
Needs TLC. Errol at 242-367-6156

17' Malibu w/ excellent engine but needs
lower unit. $4,000. Also 21' Paramount w/o
engine. $6,000. Call 367-2742 or 577-6943
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 Mercury,
CD player, radio, depth finder, ladder, 6 seats,
good condition. DUTY PAID $14,500. Call
Buddy Roberts 242-365-6152

21' Wellcraft, 250 HP Johnson, w/ trailer.
Excellent condition. $13,500 OBO Call 577-
0770 or 458-7930

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

30' Hunter sloop 1981, 13 HP Yanmar en-
gine. DUTY PAID Call Keith 365-6006/ 365-

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

RB( Royal Bank
of Cariads

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G r e n T r t e C a A b a c o

Plmoth ogialy oude b BitshEmir lya~tinth 100s-3 omsWt h ulsrvi......................ach11'

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

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

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

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

3 bedroom, 2 bath home just across Situated on a double lot this canal-
from the beach, offering a large pool front home has a spacious floorplan
and deck space for entertaining, with 4 bedrooms and 4 baths.
$749,000. Ref. PS10665 $1,350,000. Ref. AS11270

ft i IOU

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

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

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

A quaint cottage with 15
tine beachfront. 2 bedrock
on 1.4 acres of elevated
$595,000. f

"The Big House" is a 2 storey beach
house, with 2 bedrooms, 2 baths,
80ft of beachfront and a dock slip.
$549,000. Ref. AS11471

'Southern Breeze' is a bodacious is-
land getaway home with 3 bedrooms
and 3 baths. Great rental history.
$550,000 Ref. AS11496

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

Adorable and affordable 2 bedroom
and 1 bath cottage in the heart of
town. A great find.
$125,000. Ref. AS11033
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0 ft. of pris- Aunique parcel of land with dramatic
oms, 1 bath views comprising 17,000 sq. ft. near
land. the club house.

Ref. AS11353

Estate Agent EaJtIilt EstateAgent EsNtiab.RUt
Gli-r, T,,,4 ,, .erTi'ulte ow Marsh Harbour .Mah I klrJ
C: 242 5774111 Fr' - :' .-T.,'-
adrian@hgchristie.com lrtfiafti i. neil@hgchristie.com Idehgb*flAm :

$500,000. Ref. AS11263

LUBBERS QUARTERS: 8,660 sq. 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. lot located in Treasure Cay, nearstunning 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
REDUCEX! GUMELEMI RIDGE, ELBOW CAY: 10,494 sq. ft. lot with great elevations.
$120,000. Ref. PS10603
GUANA CAY: Half acre building site with views, underground utilities and lots of
palm trees. Located on the peaceful Southern tip. $175,000. Ref. PS10624
LUBBERS QUARTERS: Beachfront lot with 80 ft. of beachfront, lush tropical land-
scaping and private slip at community dock. $225,000. Ref. AS11475
NEWI BUSTIC BIGHT: 1.3 waterfront acres just 10 minutes from Marsh Harbour.
Unrestricted zoning. $149,000. Ref. AS11488
UTTLE HARBOUR: Private waterfront lot on coveted peninsula. 160 ft. on the water,
ideal for a dock. $249,000. Ref. AS11389
RL[UCE0! WINDING BAY: 1.775 acres with 200ft. of beachfront on one of Abaco's
most stunning beaches. Enjoy all the luxurious amenities of the Ritz-Carlton man-
aged Abaco Club. $2,500,000. Ref.AS10803
TREASURE CAY: In a gated community and walking distance from one of the world's
most beautiful beaches. Purchase 1 lot, or 3 lots combined to total 33,900 sq. ft.
$50,000 for 1 or $120,000 for 3 parcels. Ref. AS11400 or AS11401 or AS11402
PRICED TO SELL! JOE'S CREEK: Almost one acre of land between Marsh Harbour
and Treasure Cay. $54,990. Ref. AS11455

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

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

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

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


Estate Agent
9. -,.-.r.r lli
C: 242 577-8533

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

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

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


A2 bedroom, 2 bath, unique beach-
front home with living and dining up-
stairs to fully enjoy the ocean views.
$525,000. Ref. AS11472



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