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Title: Abaconian
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Publisher: David & Kathleen Ralph
Place of Publication: Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas
Publication Date: November 15, 2010
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VOLUME 18 NUMBER 22 NOVEMBER 15th, 2010


Ministers view Orchid Bay expansion plans
Ministers look at two proposed developments and government projects
SBy Timothy Roberts
In an effort to make a well informed
decision on two major proposed develop-
ments in Abaco, the Deputy Prime Minis-
ter, the Hon. Brent Symonette, along with
three cabinet ministers and the head of
Bahamas Environment Science and Tech-
Inology (BEST) Commission toured the
properties with a view to giving their rec-
ommendations to the National Economic
Council and the Foreign Investment Board.
Mr. Symonette was accompanied by the
Minister of the Environment, the Hon. Dr.
Earl Deveaux; Minister of Public Works
and Transport, the Hon. Neko Grant; and
d.- Minister of Local Government, the Hon.
Byron Woodside, along with Philip Weech
of BEST Commission as they were taken
on a guided tours of Orchid Bay's pro-
posed redevelopment including a canal and
arina on Great Guana Cay and the pro-
posed redevelopment of Elbow Cay Club
on Elbow Cay.
The ministers, accompanied by Pericles
Maillis, President Emeritus of the Bahamas
plans for major changes at Orchid Bay on Great Guana Cay were displayed to a group of government ministers and others who National Trust present in his capacity as
d Abaco to look at two proposed developments. Jimmy Albury, Orchid Bay manager, center, is explaining the plans to Minister the lawyer for Orchid Bay, were taken on
works Neko Grant, Deputy Prime Minister Brent Svmi,,*rrc. developer Randy Speck, Councillor Glen Laing, Timothy Roberts, a golf cart tour of Orchid Bay's property
ter of Local Government Byron Woodside, Chief Councillor Jeremy Sweeting and lawyer for Orchid Bay Pericles Maillis. The by Jimmy Albury, manager of Orchid Bay,


group toured the area that just to the southeast of the settlement of Guana Cay. The plan would include 86 additional lots and a canal
providing dock slips for property owners.


Please see Orchid Bay Page 18


I Halloween brings out

the Trick or Treaters


Cacique finalists are named


The finalists for Cacique awards were
announced and Abaco has seven who have
been named. The finalists will all attend the
Cacique Awards to be held in Nassau on
January 28, 2011 when the winners will be
recognized. They are Justin Sands and Is-
land Roots Heritage Festival in the Sports,
Leisure and Events category, Friends of


the Environment in the Sustainable Tour-
ism category, George Wilmore and Victor
Russell in the Minister's Award for Hos-
pitality category, Molly McIntosh in the
Sales Executive of the Year category and
Noel St. Claude in the Chef of the Year
category.


Tourism encourages

religious groups


Abaco had large numbers of trick or treaters out on October 30, celebrating Hallow-
een early since October 31 fell on Sunday this year. Candy and other goodies were
generously handed out. Many attended holiday parties. Carloads of children were car-
ried by parents to various neighborhoods to go house to house.



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Linville Johnson, left, Deputy Director of Religious Tourism, brought a group to show
them what Abaco has to offer to religious groups for conventions and retreats. Reli-
gious tourism is large market that The Bahamas hopes to benefit from. The visitors
are in media businesses that can influence groups to come to the islands. 51, 11, are
Mr. Johnson; guests Mr. and Mrs. Rus Jones; Millie Dawkins of Tourism; Michael
Ci, 'imr, Abaco Beach Resort; Kendy Anderson, Tourism; guest Byzzy Gordon; By-
ran Glinton, Abaco Beach Resort; and Pastor and Mrs. Stephen Knowles. See story
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Elbow Cay Club project is being considered


After their tour of Orchid Bay the four
ministers moved on to view Elbow Cay
Club property, which the developers want
to redevelop into a resort and marina with
additional cottages and home sites.
During their tour the ministers took time
to meet with the developers and their rep-
resentatives to ask and answer questions,
sharing their observation and suggestions
with them as they seek approval for their
respective projects.
After several town meetings and discus-
sions with the Hope Town District Coun-
cil, the development was rejected due to
feedback from the community made up of
locals and second homeowners.
On their way to view Elbow Cay Club's
property, the ministers passed through a
group of supporters of the Council's deci-
sion to reject the Elbow Cay Club develop-
ment holding placards and chanting "Just
say no."


Victor Apatt, one of the developers
seeking approval for the project, presented
the proposed redevelopment to the minis-
ters. He said their initial design, which had
previously been rejected, was based on in-
put from the community. After this plan
was rejected due to "density and the size
of the marina," they sought further input
from the community and the local Coun-
cil "and came to what we thought was an
agreement."
The new plans show an inland basin
which reduced the density of the property,
and they moved the marina off to the side
and "everything we [the developers and the
Council] spoke about and put into writing
has been incorporated in to this [second]
plan."
Hank Hafford, another of the develop-
ers, said, "This is a 20-year plan; it's go-
Please see Elbow Cay Page 5


A group of the four government ministers along with other officials and community mem-
bers toured the derelict buildings of the Elbow Cay Club that are now uppqI r'ly occupied
by many immigrants. The ministers have assured the developers and the community that
a decision will be made soon on the plans for a proposed re-development of the property.


A group of protesters met the four government ministers on their arrival in Hope Town.
The protesters feel that the development is too large and will put too much strain on the
infrastructure of the cay.


The developers made a presentation -i inl, the group was touring the Elbow Cay Club
property. Victor Apatt is holding the original plan on the left that was rejected by the
Hope Town District Council and Hank Hafford has the revised plan on the right. The
revised plan accommodated the changes that were recommended but was also rejected.
The group listening to the presentation included Elbow Cay residents.


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HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #3763
SHEREE'S WAY 220 FT OF POWDER WHITE
SAND 6 bed/7 bath nanny's apt., guest
cottage, garage, fuly furnished. $2,575,000.
Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com


HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #3967
FAR NIENTE MOVE IN! 4 bed/5 bath.
5,000 sq. ft. on excellent swimming beach,
near public dock turnkey. US$2,490,000.
Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.co m


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OCEAN VIEW Newly redecorated and spacious
4/4 on sunning beach in prime location just moments
from the village. Dock option. US$2,400,000.
Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com


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PLANE TO SEA HARBOUR FRONT- 4/4 with NORTH STAR-WATERFRONT Island style 2 bed 2
105 ft of protected deep water & 130 ft of dockage bath homewith breezewayconnectionveryprivate,
One of a kind. Trades welcome. US$1,300,000. shaded decks, steps to beach. US$1,200,000.
Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com Jane.Patterson@SothebysRealty.com


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SUMMER WINDS LUXURY BEACHFRONT HOME in
DorrosCoe.3b2b,newly renovatedetasefiulydecorated
Dock slip with lift atTahiti Beach. US$1,250,000.
KerrySullivan@SothebysRealty.com


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CLIFFORD SAWYER HOUSE 2 bed 2 bath and
detached efficiency. Quaint and cozy, it even has a
pool. Steps from public dock. $950,000.
Jane.Patterson@SothebysRealty.com


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CLOUD NINE 2 bed/2 bath home on North End.
Neargreat beach forsnorkeling, 10 min golf cart
ride to all amenities in HopeTown. US$485,000.
Jane.Patterson@SothebysRealty.com


HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #4920
ALLAMANDA updated interior. 2 bed 2
bath plus upstairs apartment. Oversized
lot with tropical foliage. US$480,000.
Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com


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HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #5835
FRESCA Spacious 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath,
3 storey home with pool & ocean views.
Close to ocean beach. B$795,000.
Jane.Patterson@SothebysRealty.com



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HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #5699
LIL HOPE 2 bed/2 bath Loyalist cottage
across from the Mission House.Walk to shops
& restaurants, good rental. US$475,000.
Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com



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AERIE -OCEANVIEWS Why wait? Buy your island
getaway, 3 bed cottage nested in the dunes,easybeach
access.dockslip,greatrental history. US$695,000.
Jane.Patterson@SothebysRealty.com


HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #5230
VALENTINE'S Historic 3 bed 2 bath with
lighthouse views. Steps to public dockshort walk
to beach. Good rental history. US$500,000.
Jane.Patterson@SothebysRealty.com


rnETjNIivv BIY5NiI uvWAY f2Fzv HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #5707
ToP OF THE WORLD OCEAN VIEW White VERDE VISTA BUTTONWOOD BAY- Partially
Sound 2 bed, 1.5 bath, bonus room, retail space finished 2000 sq. ft., 2 storey home. Close to
on main floor,shortwalkto beach.US$400,000. shared dock Village & beaches. $399,000.
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HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #5404 HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #5754
HERON VIEW SEA OF ABACO VIEWS LOT 70B 12,610 sq.ft building site I blockoff
Large wooded lot on North End, 40' theAtlantic with ocean views & beach access.
dock slip, walk to town. US$266,000. Comuniydockwitinwalkngdisetnce.B$185,000.
Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com


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SUMMIT- IMPRESS YOUR GUESTS when you entertain
in this spacious, well-appointed home with 360
degree views. Deeded dock slip. US$690,000.
Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com


LUBBERS QUARTERS #5409
SUNSET VIEW 2 bed I bath beachfront
cottage nestled in the trees with large
deck and private boat basin. $575,000.
Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com


LUJDnIJL UrnM EJ Q#MAo25
HUMMINGBIRD COTTAGE & GARDEN COTTAGE
Two cottages with total 3 bed 2 bath, deeded
dockage and beach across the street $399,000.
Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com


LUBBERS QUARTERS #4939
GETAWAY ABACO OCEAN CLUB Cozy I bed I
bath cottage wichA/C on the water. Community
dock Extra lot available.$349,000.
Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com


TILLOO CAY #4921
REEL DRAG WATERFRONT Extensive
docks & boat lifts. Fabulous newly
built 4 bed 3 bath. US$1,200,000.
Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com


George Damianos Kerry Sullivan
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LUBBERS QUARTERS #1851
FLIP FLOPS Owner says sell! Over I
acre of beachfront privacy, 200' private
dock Cozy I bed Ibath cottage.$325,000.
Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com











TILLOO CAY #4317
WATERFRONT BEACHWOOD COTTAGE -
Enjoy picturesque sunsets from this cozy
waterfront cottage. US$339,000.
Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com


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Estate Agent Estate Agent
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TILLOO CAY #4464
A WENCH'S VIEW WATERFRONT 4 bed
4 bath immaculate retreat with 97' dock.
360 degree ocean views. US$3,500,000.
Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com


TILLOO CAY #4947
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@SothebysRealty.com


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HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY
#4161 Atlantic Dream Dorros Cove oceanfront, dock slip, 20,000 sq.fr $450,000. Kerry Sullivan
#5029 Big Rock Hill One acre oceanfront, 140' on the Atlantic. US$665,000. Kerry Sullivan
#2969 Big Point Lot II 1/2 acre beachfront building site. US$450,000. Kerry Sullivan
#5404 Heron View 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 HopeTown Point Lot 70A NEW LISTING I 1350 sq. ft. building site on the north
end. One block off the Sea ofAbaco. Close to sandy beach. B$165.000. Kerry Sullivan
#5754 HopeTown 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 1a 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 Patterson
#3207 Seagrape -White Sound Oceanfront building site, excellent elevation, 10 1 ft
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.

LUBBERS QUARTERS
#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 I 1,450 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.ftwith 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.fc. $59,500 $62,000 each. Laurie Schreiner

TILLOO CAY
#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 22 Waterfront. $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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Lubbers Quarters Pelican Shores Schooner Bay Guana Cay Bahama Palm Shores
4.5 acres spanning sea to sea with rocky Marsh Harbour 2 bed/2.5 bath, 2,400 2 bed/2 bath harbourfront island cottage Wake up to this view! Charming 3 bed/3 2 bed/2 bath, 2,000 sq.ft. home with
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$325,000 Ref#7195 $449,500 Ref#7247
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Little Harbour
12,399 sq.ft. lot with amazing views
overlooking the peaceful community of
Little Harbour. Amazing building site.
Foundation for guest house completed.
$110,000 Ref#7176
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Summerwind
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.
$249,900 Ref#7196
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Joe Bookie's Bay
Bookie's Bay 2 bed/2 bath home on
4 acres of natural unspoiled property.
Features 130' of beachfront and com-
manding views.
$500,000 Ref7079
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Lubbers Quarters
1+ acres lot with over 120' of waterfront
on the Sea of Abaco. Great opportunity
for investment or future building. Deep
water in front.
$250,000 Ref#6671
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Hope Town
Oceanfront lot in the heart of the settle-
ment with beautiful beach and snorkel-
ing reef. Steps away from all of Hope
Town's amenities.
$560,000 Ref#7095
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Tucked Away
Sand Banks 2 bed/2 bath home on 1.4
acres of land inning from the highway
to the Sea of Abaco. 80' of water
frontage.
$210,000- Ref#6582
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Private Island Peninsula
This 12 acre peninsula is the most
elevated property on the island and has
over a half a mile of waterfront with
over 1,000' in the protected harbour.
$750,000- Ref#7051
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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
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Guana Sea Side Village 3,080 sq.ft. Beach access steps away. $55,000 Schooner Bay Little Bridge Beach oceanfront lot. $365,000


Balama Coral Island 10,000 sq.ft. slightly elevated. $22,500


Sand Banks Creek 1.2 acres. 64' of rocky shoreline. $75,000


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 LittleAbaco Waterfront lot 0.711 acres with power. $39,500


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
Cherokee Sound 34,922 sq.ft. lot on "The Hill" $275,000


Long Beach 1/4 acre lots in quiet community. From $45,000 Hope Town Oceanfront lot 55' of ocean. $950,000
Ballama Coral Island 3 lots 9,000 sq. ft. each, 30+ ft. elevation. $25,000 Hope Town Harbourfront lot. Views of the lighthouse. $850,000





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Other Elbow Cay projects were viewed


Elbow Cay From Page 2

ing to take many years for this to be exe-
cuted and implemented." Mr. Apatt added
that building a parking lot, boat ramp and a
new ferry dock in the middle of the island
will help take pressure off Sunshine Park
and Hope Town.
The ministers asked questions about the
density of the development, the use of fill
extracted from the excavation of the basin,
water flow in the marina and sought assur-
ance that the marina did not extend beyond
the points of land into the natural boat pas-
sage.
Mr. Symonette asked what the develop-


ers would seek duty free exemptions on.
Mr. Apatt said they would want it on ev-
erything except the estate lots in the sub-
division behind the club. He added that
the cottage lots in the subdivision would
be added to the pool of hotel/rental rooms.
The developers "fully intend to hire all
Bahamian workers." Mr. Symonette said
that it needed to be noted in their appli-
cation to "ensure that it is an enforceable
proposition and not just something that was
said one day in October."
After the ministers held a meeting with
the Council and the developers, Mr. Sy-
monette took a few minutes to speak to the
remaining supporters of the Council's de-


cision that remained outside the local gov-
ernment office.
He told them they had come to review
and make recommendations. "We have not
made any decisions yet, but one thing we
have made clear is that we will not draw


the process out." He said they would get
an ariel photograph of Elbow Cay to get
a better view of the project as well as to
see all areas where docks have been placed
and cuts made into mangroves and look at
approvals that have been given in the past.


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I is a very rare occurrence wnen your governme ministers are on n aco rogetner. aut
the Hon. Brent Symonette, the Hon. Dr. Earl Deveaux, the Hon. Neko Grant and the
Hon. Byron Woodside spent October 27 on Abaco looking at two proposed developments
as well as several infrstructural projects. Here they are examining the rebuilt dock at
Sunshine Park in Hope Town. This dock is allowing freight for the cay to be offloaded
here rather than at the upper public dock where the freight caused much confusion and
inconvenience. Sunshine Park also relieves the parking problems for that community.


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Another stop for the group was the dump on Elbow Cay. This well organized and well
maintained transfer station, commonly called a dump, is managed by Clay and Andrew
Wilhoyte. The bins shown in the foreground are positioned so it is easy for trucks to dump
trash into them. In the distance is a large, heavy duty chipper that converts all yard trash
to mulch. This greatly reduces the amount of trash that has to be transported to Marsh
Harbour to be hauled to the landfill. Additionally, bottles, aluminum cans and batter-
ies are collected separately to be recycled. The ministers were impressed with the clean
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Ministers tour government projects


After their visits to Guana Cay and
Hope Town the group took brief tours of
several government sites on the mainland
to review progress and note any possible
problems.
They stopped at the site of the new gov-
ernment complex taking a brief look at the
progress on the building in Dundas Town.
Mr. Grant was generally pleased with the
progress to date noting that there were ini-
tial setbacks at the beginning of the project
due to a number of sinkholes and caves that


needed to be filled in before they could
proceed.
The ministers stopped at the landfill near
Snake Cay where they were met by Central
Abaco District Council Chief Councillor
Cubell Davis and Council members Cay
Mills and Roger Delancy. Mr. Deveaux
noted the numerous issues at the landfill
and said that they will be looking into what
Please see Tour Page 7


Ministers met with
Hope Town District Council


The group toured the new power plant at Wilson City and spoke with the project manager,
Carlos Escobar, and the Bahamas Electricity Corporation site manager, Toni Seymour.
Sh ,'ii, are Mrs. Seymour, Administrator Cephas Cooper, the Hon. Byron Woodside, the
Hon. Brent Symonette, the Hon. Dr. Earl Deveaux and the Hon. Neko Grant.


Four government ministers met with the Hope Town District Council on October 27 to
discuss the proposed development of the Elbow Cay Club property. The development is
under consideration by the National Economic Council that asked the Hope Town District
Council for its recommendation. The local District Council recommended against the
plan, complying with the wishes of the community. The project is now at Cabinet level.
The ministers came to Abaco to view the property before a final decision is made. 5/1n', ,
are, seated, the Hon. Byron Woodside, Administrator Cephas Cooper, the Hon. Dr. Earl
Deveaux, Chief Councillor Jeremy Sweeting and the Hon. Brent S ,i,, ,riir Standing are
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operating as a landfill should but is basically a dump. 51,/. 11 are Administrator for South
Abaco Benjamin Pinder, contractor's employee Nixon Johnson, Marsh Harbour Commit-
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Tourism entertained religious tourism group


By Mirella Santillo
In an effort to promote The Bahamas
as a religious travel destination, Linville
Johnson, Deputy Director in the Minis-
try of Tourism, invited several prominent
faith-based news people to visit Abaco and
New Providence for a five-day stay in our
country.
Worldwide, religious tourism is a $18
billion market and The Bahamas is a natu-
ral for hosting these visitors as this country
has a strong Christian heritage and tradi-
tion. The Bahamas is one of only a few
globally that has an entire department
devoted to appealing to religious church
groups, families and religious conventions
to the islands.
The group that Mr. Johnson brought
are influential Christian leaders producing


television programs and publishing Chris-
tian magazines. Russ Jones and his wife
Jackie from Newton, Kansas, and Bezalel
"Buzzy" Gordon from Holland, Michigan,
were Mr. Johnson's guests. Mr. Jones is
a former reporter for NBC and currently
freelancing for CBN. He hosts the Total
Living Network and is the producer for
religious segments for Travel with Spirit,
a faith-based television series. He is the
President of Big Picture Media group. His
wife assists with photography, web design
and marketing. Together they publish the
Christian Press.com and Wichita Christian
News.com.
Mr. Gordon is an award winning writer
and the author of Frommer's Travel Guide.
He specializes as a writer for Travel Tour
Magazine which targets tour operators,


group leaders, travel agents, qualified tour
planners, educators and travel-clubs direc-
tors. The magazine is distributed to more
than 15,000 people.
Two local representatives of the Minis-
try of Tourism, Kendy Anderson and Mil-
lie Dawkins, planned an exciting stay for
the visitors, allowing them to meet local
religious leaders, sample local cuisine and
visit as many sites as possible in the short
time they stayed on Abaco.
The group attended the swearing in of
Junior Council members at Abaco Central
High School on November 5 and inter-
viewed the Hon. Byron Woodside, Minis-
ter of Local Government, who was present
for the ceremony.
The group visited Green Turtle Cay for
a tour of the historical town where they
met with church leaders. They were in-
terested in learning about the Island Roots
Heritage Festival. They enjoyed time at
the beach and a meal at Treasure Cay.
They were also taken to Hope Town



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needs to be done to correct the various
problems.
The ministers also paid a visit to the
Wilson City Power Plant speaking with
MAN Diesel's site manager, Carlos Es-
cobar; Bahamas Electricity Corporation's
Abaco manager, Wenzell Jones; and the
Wilson City site manager, Toni Seymour,
to get an update on the progress at the new
plant.
The ministers were told by Mr. Esco-
bar that MAN's testing of all four 12MW
generators was complete, and they were
waiting for BEC personnel to be present to
complete the final phase of testing which
would require BEC to start up and run the
site while MAN Diesel observed.
Mr. Jones said they expected to have the
personnel available and ready by the first
week of November to start the final tests.
The ministers concluded their tour and
returned to New Providence.


Linville Johnson with the Florida Tourism office spoke to the guests and others about the
potential of religious tourism for Abaco. It is a very big market and Abaco would be well
suited for small convention groups, retreats and other groups. A variety of activities is
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The Editor Says ..



Students will experience leadership roles


A new pilot program was initiated last
week by government in six high schools on
five Family Islands Junior Local Gov-
ernment. Students in grades 10, 11 and 12
were exposed to the election ritual.
At Abaco Central High School, 11 stu-
dents had been nominated, paid a $1nomi-
nation fee, campaigned to their fellow
students and went through an election
complete with voter registration cards and
ballots. At the end of the exercise nine
students were elected and took the oath of
office from Minister Byron Woodside to
form a Junior Local Government Council.
It is envisioned that the program will
be put into all high schools throughout the
country when problems are found and re-
solved. The program in these six schools
is being monitored closely, watching for
problems and to see how the students react
to their elected position.
Incidentally, this program is being
closely watched by other governments in
the Commonwealth as The Bahamas is the
first Commonwealth country to involve
the youth to this extent. Youth are often
chosen by various governments to serve
ceremonial one-day terms in various gov-
ernment positions. These make for good
newspaper stories but accomplish little in
the long term.
This Bahamian junior program presents
the youth with the opportunity to work
with their peers, make decisions, manage
and spend money. They must initiate and
complete two projects, one related to their
school and one in the Central Abaco dis-
trict.
During their term in office they will
interact with the members in the Central
Abaco District Council. This interaction
may be as observers to Council meetings
and statutory board meetings or they may
ask to make a presentation on some issue
important to them.
This program parallels the role of actual
members of our local government system
who must often lobby, pressure and cajole
central government for help with pressing


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projects beyond local expertise, authority
or funding. There are often urgent local
needs which are beyond local capabilities,
expertise or financing.
Government organizers of this junior
student program are hoping that the nine
students in each of the six different schools
will conclude their term with visible ac-
complishments.
A coordinator in Nassau will be moni-
toring the student proceedings carefully by
analyzing the minutes of their meeting and
through discussions with the local adult co-
ordinators. The elected students will be de-
briefed in the spring after the program ends
to get their candid opinion on the success,
challenges and failures they perceived.
Government's long term goal is to see
the program extended to all schools in
the country with leaders emerging as the
students grow and mature into adulthood.
Government is acutely aware that leaders
must step forward in the future at all levels
of society, in business and church as well
as local and national government positions,
whether by election or by appointment.
Even those who enter government service
as employees may get a better understand-
ing of the governing process they may be
a part of.
We suspect that Nassau and Freeport
have multiple activities geared to youth
that assist in developing leadership quali-


ties. Central Abaco offers many opportuni-
ties for youth advancement with programs
becoming scarcer with distance. We will
not attempt to list all of these or their goals
but some of the larger groups are:
Defense Force Rangers
Governor General's Youth Award
Junior Achievers
Junior Toastmasters
Pilot Club Anchors
Rotary Club Interact
The sponsoring organization for each
group has its own goals in mind such as
discipline, business exposure, community
projects, public speaking and other devel-
opmental traits.
This new Local Government Junior
Council program is tailored toward future
leadership in government service. How-
ever, the traits learned should give the
students skills that would serve them well
as leaders in business, church or social
organizations. A well functioning society
needs understanding and qualified leaders
at many levels and in many positions.
The traits of a good leader or manager
involve the ability to work with others, to
bring the concerns of a group into focus
to get something accomplished. These stu-
dents will learn that nine people with nine
different ideas will not get much done. It
takes cooperation to sort through the dis-
cussions and find those issues that are more


important and which are within the group's
abilities, authority and finances.
Beyond their learning to cooperate
within their new circle of authority, they
will be exposed to the concerns, demands
and suggestions of their fellow classmates
whom they are now representing.
In listening to some of the platform
speeches as they campaigned among their
classmates, the candidates' focus was on
school issues which are a major part of
their daily life. However, this program
will work to expose them to community is-
sues beyond the school campus.
They would not be expected to be overly
concerned with the airport, BECs expan-
sion or other issues which the adult popu-
lation feel is important. But they can be
expected to present issues related to recre-
ational facilities, parks, beach access and
other concerns of their age group.
The concerns of youth are often swept
aside by their elders who have their own
agendas and who control the finances. It
will be interesting to see how these junior
councils with their new authority and lim-
ited funds will effect improvements to their
school and community. They may learn
how to partner with others to accomplish
a common goal.
The exuberance of youth is a wonderful
asset. It will be interesting to see where it
leads to.


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An open letter to all

government officials
Why aren't you listening to our Town
Council and to us?
We put these community-oriented peo-
ple on the Council to represent us we the
people we the people who vote our gov-
ernment officials and our Town Councils
into office. Can't you hear those who have
the biggest stake in our community we
who own the land, the homes, the busi-
nesses?
In the case of the development pro-
posals for the Elbow Cay Club property,
we have considered it, debated it and the
overwhelming majority has decided that
we don't need it and we don't want it. So
why do you say we have to have it? Is it
money in your pocket? Well, in the long
run, it is money in our pockets because it
is our future, our lifestyle which is at stake
here. So let us decide how we want to do
it. We, our children and our grandchildren
have to live with our decisions you don't.
So let us make our own decisions on the
developments and changes that will impact
our lives.
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ment official in Nassau have the right or
the power to overturn a well considered
decision made by a Town Council acting
on the input from us, the people? What do
non-residents of Elbow Cay know about
the lifestyle or desires of the people who
live and work on Elbow Cay? Each set-
tlement of The Bahamas has its own idea
about how its hometown should be and in
what way it wants the settlement to grow.
The Town Council members are voted
into their positions by the people of the
settlements who are the only people who
know what is right for the place they have
chosen to live. Outsiders don't have a clue
and should not have a say.
The Town Council listens to its compa-
triots, then the members work long hours
for very little pay and serious sacrifice of
their home life and probably their busi-
nesses as well. However, their community-
service work may all go into the garbage
pail because some unknowledgeable Nas-
sau official who, without being a mem-
ber of the community, reverses the Town
Council's considered decision.
This is preposterous and totally unfair to
us the people.
It's more than a slap in the face it
discourages local residents from wanting
to be on the Town Council and therefore
in the long run, serving the community.
Council may only attract those who may
be unqualified for Council work. In order
for the forward-looking local government
and Town Council system to function in a
democratic way, it must have the last and
final say on everything the members do.
The Town Council should, of course,
seek advice on the legality of an issue, if
in doubt. The appropriate Nassau author-
ity should peruse the Town Council's deci-
sion. If it doesn't comply with the laws of
the country, then send it back for revision
by the Town Council. But never should
Nassau have the right or the power to undo
what the Town Council legally has decided
upon. That's the will of the people speak-
ing, and if it is legal, it should not be over-
turned or reversed by anyone.


Local government with its Town Coun-
cil system will ultimately fail if this serious
flaw is not corrected immediately.
Why should our best heads spend their
valuable time on a Town Council when
what it votes on can be overridden or dis-
regarded by someone who doesn't live on
Elbow Cay?
It is unfair to the people of any commu-
nity and should be stopped forthwith.
All the other settlements in Abaco have
exactly the same situations, though their
values and objectives may be different.
The Town Council system was created
to hear and act upon the desires the people
who will be most affected by the proposals
for changes, improvements and develop-
ments. Let's make it work that way.
That is the only way that carries out the
people's will.
Sincerely,
Dave Gale
Bahamian and resident of Hope
Town for 56 years.
Clarifying problem
with electric inspection
Dear Editor,
This reply is in reference to a letter sent
to The Abaconian dated October 15, 2010.
First off, the person that wrote the let-
ter is getting their information secondhand.
The person was not even on the island
when this took place.
Their spouse and themself took upon
themselves to hire a "electrician" who at
the time of their electrical inspection did
not have a valid electrical licence, this
coming about because he was not up to
date with National Insurance.
I was approached by their "electrician"
who asked me if I could arrange for the
Ministry of Works' electrical inspector to
inspect the electrical installation.
The electrical inspector saw many in-
fractions doors hung on the wrong side,
wrong outlet on kitchen sink needed a

Please see Letters Page 9


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RDA submits an appeal
By Timothy Roberts er, by which time construction of the plant
Responsible Development for Abaco was continuing," Justice Longley found in
(RDA) and one of its principals, Matthew his ruling.
McCoy, submitted an appeal motion with He found that the RDA had offered no
the Court of Appeal on October 21, con- suitable excuse for the delay in bringing
tending that the six-month time-frame they the Judicial Review other than claiming
had in which to launch Judicial Review ignorance of the decision to construct the
proceedings should have begun when the plant before that date. He stated, "The
approvals and permits for the plant were construction contract signed [by BEC]
issued and not when the contract for the was a Juristic Act that immediately creat-
Wilson City power plant was signed. ed rights and obligations. The clearing of
This appeal relates to an earlier court the land for the construction of the power
decision which ruled against the RDA legal plant commenced almost immediately with
effort against the new BEC plant at Wilson a view to completion by summer 2009."
City. The RDA alleged that the Supreme
"The December 2007 decision was Court had "wrongly concluded that mean-
simply a decision to award the contract to ingful and adequate consultation had taken
build the plant to MAN Diesel and was not place." They said, "The judge ... confused
under challenge in the application," RDA the question of what consultation might
alleged, adding that planning permission now be worthwhile with the issue (for de-
for the project was dependent on the neces- termination in the application) of whether
sary permits. consultation at the time was inadequate
Supreme Court Justice Hartman Long- such that the decisions under challenge in
ley dismissed RDA's original case, finding the application and taken in the absence of
that it should have brought the case within that consultation ought to be quashed."
six months of the government's December The RDA said the judge found that
2007 signing of the contract to build the BEC and the government had "no inten-
power plant. By this ruling Judicial Review tion to consult on the questions of location
proceedings should have been brought by and construction after December 2007,"
June 2008 or November 2008 at the latest. the essence of its case. It claimed that
Justice Longley found that, based on the Justice Longley failed to account for the
evidence, Matthew McCoy, RDA's princi- fact that consultation at a September 10,
pal and the second applicant bringing the 2009, meeting was "fatally flawed" be-
action, by his own admission had learnt of cause there was no time left to influence
the Wilson City decision through attend- decision-making.
ing a speech given to Abaco's Chamber of RDA also claimed that the Supreme
Commerce by Prime Minister Hubert In- Court failed to distinguish between its con-
graham in May 2008. stitutional claim and Judicial Review ap-
"They did not bring the application until plication.
December 2009, more than 18 months lat-

The quarry at the landfill
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Letters From Page 8

GFI outlet. There was also a doorway that
was closed off. After getting access to this
other room, we found out that the building
was split into two dwellings, one for the
owners and one for their son.
On the outside the temporary service
was connected to the building. They obvi-
ously were living on the temporarily ser-
vice which is illegal. Their electrician was
told by the inspector to disconnect it.
When we came back to check on the
infractions, all were corrected. But the
temporary was still connected. It is still
hooked up to this day.
Their "electrician" was told at this time
that we needed a copy of the plan to see if
it had an electrical riser. None was provid-
ed on their plan. Their "electrician" was
told by the inspector to provide one.
On parting, their electrician said he
would notify the owner about the cost.
When contacted later by their "electri-
cian," he gave me permission to do all the
necessary paperwork which included two
specifications, one for the apartment and
one for the dwelling under construction
and the riser.
When the other spouse that was not
there during all of this found out what was


happening, they contacted Mr. Schaefer.
He explained to the spouse what was the
procedure. Mr. Schaefer called me and re-
quested that I do paperwork to allow her to
stay on the temporary.
The total sum owed at this time was
$1000.
The spouse agreed to pay this amount.
We agreed she would pay two installments
of $500.
When I received the first payment, I was
given $400 on 28/7/10. The next payment
was $200 on 28/9/10. The payments up to
the present total $600.
This means that they did not live up to
their end of the agreement. I was told the
balance would be paid on September 30,
2010.
Being Deputy Chairman of the Town
Planning had nothing to do with this as I
was doing my everyday job as an electri-
cian.
They are lying, They have the riser.
If anyone should sign the letter with the
name "frustrated," it should be me.
Proud of my name and credentials.
C.E. Stuart, Lic Elect. Constractor
(since 1982)
P.S. By the way, the apartment was in-
spected on June 6, 2010, and I received the
electrical certificate that same day.


This is the quarry at the landfill that provides crushed fill for keeping the garbage
covered. The quarry had been used up much quicker than expected.



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Central Abaco News


Auskell announces
new partnerships
By Canishka Alexander
During the second annual Health Fun/
Walk/Run event spearheaded by Auskell
Medical Clinic in Hope Town, Angie Col-
lie, managing director, announced that ad-
ditional services will be provided to Abaco
by Janette Isaacs, founder and lead consul-
tant of Jemi Health and Wellness, who is a
registered nurse; and Glennett McKinney,
a speech therapist from Communication
Enhancement.
By offering a slate of programs, Jemi
Health encompasses services that are tai-
lored for individuals and groups and offers
testing workshops to
check glucose, cho- Cancer S
lesterol and blood
pressure to name a
few. Jemi includes
lifestyle fitness class-
es, personal train-
ing, health fairs and
seminars, first aid
and CPR certifica-
tion classes through
the American Heart
Association, co-cur-
riculum classes for
students, weight man-
agement programs
and aqua aerobics.
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the reasons why exercising is so beneficial
with regard to proper sleep and stress and
weight reduction before doing a series of
demonstrations with the stability ball and
resistance bands with her assistant, An-
drew. Jemi representatives are scheduled
to visit Auskell once a month.
Mrs. Collie was also pleased to intro-
duce Glennett McKinney, who will address
the needs of persons who are eager to de-
velop and refine their speech, language and
communicative skills.
Workshop will
assist singers
By Simmone Bowe
"Voices are given, singers are made,"

ocietv receives donation


Financial gave a donation to the Abaco
ncer Society on October 19. This was the
Uritish American by the sale of T-shirts. Pre-
nt to Veronica Saunders, center, were The-
omer Service Representative, left, and Nia
Manager, right.


so says leading Bahamian vocal coach Lee
Callender. He believes that "people spend
so much time learning songs, they never
learn how to sing." That is something that
he is going to change as he shares for the
first time the Seven Steps he has discov-
ered that will lead singers of all kinds to
"your best singing ever"! In the first of
its kind Vocal Training Workshop on No-
vember 20th at Faith Convention Center
in Marsh Harbour, Mr. Callender will be
sharing these simple, yet powerful steps,
designed to give singers and aspiring sing-
ers the tools to "discover, develop and dis-
play their vocal talent." From 9:30 a.m.
to 2 p.m. Mr. Callender will be working
with those in attendance to show them how
to sound better, solving vocal issues and
helping them to be more in control of their
voice because "The voice has a mind of its
own so it has to be controlled."
Lee B. Callender has led a diversified
musical existence. He began piano lessons
at six years under the tutelage of his grand-
father, the late Timothy Gibson, composer
of the National Anthem of The Bahamas
and he was coached by the late E. Clement
Bethel, Bahamian composer, pianist and
former Director of Culture in the Bahamas.
Mr. Callender coaches singers in a wide
variety of styles: gospel, jazz, R & B, clas-
sical, folk and pop. He is looking forward
to sharing his personal experience and
working with as many singers as he can at
the Vocal Training Workshop because, as
he says, "When talent meets skill, artistic
success is ... inevitable!"
The workshop has limited space so Cal-
lender advises all interested singers to get
their tickets early at the Abaco Print Shop
in Marsh Harbour.


"The workshop," says Mr. Callender,
"will change your singing forever."
New Businesses
Flowers Etc.
By Samantha V. Evans
In September Ashtin Bethel opened
Flowers Etc. in the Abaco Shopping Cen-
ter. She stated that flowers were not always
her passion but after she started working
with them and found that she loved it. Now
she has found a career that she is passion-
ate about and is happy to do every day. She
specializes in fresh and silk arrangements
for any occasion, makes gourmet baskets
with sausages, jams, cheeses, crackers,
and biscuits, and makes wreaths from fresh
or silk flowers. Ashtin also makes baskets
by request including seasonal baskets. In
this case persons can supply the items or
she can provide them. Finally, she paints
signs, and makes shell frames and mirrors.
She can place shells on other items by re-
quest too.
In the store, she carries gift items for ba-
bies, toddlers, children and adults. Ashtin
can make edible baskets by request. She
can provide families will full funeral set up
including flowers, stands and the like.
The store is open Monday-Friday 9 a.m.
to 5 p.m. and on Saturday from 9 a.m. to
noon. The phone number is 367-1246.
Everlasting View Funeral
Home is Abaco's first
By Samantha V. Evans
In the space of one month, Abaco's first
funeral home has caused a buzz. Proprietor
Lynden Williams has open the Everlasting

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View Funeral Home, Williams stated that
he plans to offer Abaconians the quality
service that they would get if they went to
Nassau. The difference is that they do not
have the long wait to get their loved one
back, the extra expense associated with
the body being flown in and prepared in
Nassau and the expense of having funeral
home officials traveling to Abaco to usher
their loved ones home. He stated that he is
fully set up, and everything normally done
in Nassau can conveniently be done right
on Abaco for one flat fee which is less than
going to Nassau.
Mr. Williams has two hearses and a van
so he can collect bodies from the scene of

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an accident, home or the site where they
passed and transport them to the clinic or
public morgue. Now that Abaconians can
have their loved one's body prepared for
burial at home, they can now have public
viewing on Thursday and Friday at the fu-
neral home. Then there can be pre-funeral
viewing at the church on Saturday before
the service. Mr. Williams can also have
more than one funeral on a given day as
he has enough equipment to make that hap-
pen.
Everlasting View offers full funeral
service from the programs to chairs to the
graveyard set up. Williams has seen many
people get ripped off by funeral expenses
during their period of grief and believes
that this is wrong especially since people
are grieving.
ng people For assistance
24 hours, locals
can call John
Williams to re-
move bodies and
Jimmy Williams
of Bay View
Restaurant for
additional assis-
tance or by call-
ing 367-2071.
Persons wishing
to call Lynden
Williams can
do so by call-
ing 225-7383,
242-422-0928 or
242-361-1476.


Dogs are trained
and compete
By Linda Wiltfang
The first Agility Excellent title to be
held by a dog in The Bahamas was award-
ed to Splash, a standard poodle owned and
trained by Maureen Koepp, on November
6 during a weekend of training and com-
petition held by the Abaco Dog Training
Club.
The weekend of trials and training was
held at the club's park behind the offices of
The Bahamas National Trust with Ameri-
can Kennel Club Judges Bonnie and Daniel
McDonald, a mother and son team from
Brooksville, Florida. The McDonalds
judge, teach and train all over the world.
Mrs. McDonald brought one of her own


dogs, a border collie named Thriller, as a
teaching tool. Thriller was very exciting to
watch, and people stopped by to see her
perform.
The Training Club trains for months to
ready themselves and their dogs for a se-
ries of trials each year which include com-
petitions for qualifications at a number of
levels and in different areas including Obe-
dience, Rally and Agility.
The Club has seen a variety of dogs
and breeds, including mixed breeds, bor-
der collies, poodles, golden retrievers and
shelties. Two stars of the weekend were
potcakes named Trixi and Ari. Both are
excellent examples of how time and effort

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Central From Page 77 the most exciting was awarded to Splash, a ket filled with clothes was lit, but she and The presence of police in the area only
standard poodle who is now the first dog in her family were able to extinguish the fire temporarily kept the culprits away. How-
put into training can create some amazing the Bahamas to complete a title in Agility in time. What served to be a victory for ever, when they tried to push the front
dogs. Excellent. Splash is owned and trained by them only angered the troublemakers, who window up again to set another fire, McK-
Several dogs from Nassau's Dog Club Maureen Koepp, who is also the instructor boldly went to the front of the house and enzie's brother had jammed the window to
also attended during the weekend to take for the classes taught at the Club. opened another window. They lit fire to prevent such a thing from happening. As
advantage of the competition as well as the All who participated, watched and com- the sofa and curtain and were successful in a result, a rock was thrown into an adja-
instruction. The judges offered classes at peted agreed that it was a wonderful ex- burning a gaping hole into one of the sofa's
many levels during the weekend, including perience. Everyone benefitted from the cushions. Ms. McKenzie said the police Please see Central Page 13
a beginner class for puppies to introduce expertise, advice and encouragement given removed the cushion as evidence.
new owners to beginner dog training. Even so generously by the judges.
those owning multiple-titled dogs found For more information and class sched-
the classes helpful. ules, contact Maureen Koepp. L /20w oinf
By the end of the weekend, almost ev- Local woman fears for Cay Mills distraught
eryone who competed had qualified in one
or more area. Of all the awards given, her and family's life o r t s f t lll
By Canishka Over the state of the landfill
Drains are being repaired Alexander By Samantha V. Evans and has not worked for three years. This
On October 27 Col- Cay Mills, Chairman of the Dundas can cause diseases such as malaria and
lete McKenzie contact- Town Committee, stated that he is most many others.
ed local police about disappointed by the way the local land- He is most disappointed that this pres-
culprits attempting to fill (that is now just a dump) is looking ent government has not made this site a
set fire to her home in especially since this was not the plan landfill as they promised. This was to be
Murphy Town where when it was first constructed. He stat- completed six months after the dump was
her children and elder- ed that the local landfill, that is located moved to this site and to this day it has
-: ly mother also reside. past Spring City, has been abandoned by not been done. Mr. Mills added that he
~. .' -- i According to Ms. those who promised to make it a proper told Min. Earl Deveaux that there are no
McKenzie, one at- facility for locals to use to discard their bathrooms for workers which is inhumane
tempt was not enough trash. He explained that several govern- and can cause diseases. He is concerned
for them. Unbeliev- ment ministers including Earl Deveaux, about the state of the dump and would
ably, they tried to set Brent Symonette, Neko Grant and Byron like the minister to make a decision as
fire to her home three Woodside were on island the weekend of to what will take place there. He is ada-
times all within a 24- October 29th to tour the dump and he had mant that if disease breaks out there and
hour period. the opportunity to accompany them there. spreads to the inner cities of Abaco that
She pointed out a Mr. Mills stated that the government the minister will be responsible for this
window at the rear promised to do a lot of things to make it outbreak. He wants action taken now and
A Ministry of Works' crewains has been repairing severainchs in Cen of the house that had into a proper landfill which have not been encourages others to speak out against in-
tral Abaco. Sthe several drains hadyment the grating sev a botheral to motorists. The been opened. From done now more than two years later. He humane action against Abaconians.
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cent window causing a web-like shatter to
spread across its surface.
Ms. McKenzie said the incident is not an
isolated one. She believes it stems from a
previous incident involving the molestation
of her handicapped daughter. Her elderly
mother was emotional as she talked about
what was happening and how it is the first
time she's been so fearful while living in


her own home. However, looking on the
bright side of such a negative situation, she
thanked God for protecting her family and
moving them out of harm's way.
When contacted, Supt. Noel Curry con-
firmed that they had been notified of the
incident, but in an effort to avoid adding
prejudice to the court case, he said they
have already taken one person into custody
and that anyone else implicated in the mat-
ter will be arrested.


Victim was pinned under car


A resident of Central Pines Estates sustained injuries when the car he was repairing fell
on him, pinning him under the car. The car, without tires, was held up by a cement block
that was on its side. The cement block collapsed, allowing the car to drop. The men who
were involved with the fire management seminar happened by and lifted the car so the
man could be moved out. Some of the group had medical training so could administer
first aid. He was taken to the government clinic for medical care. The accident happened
in Central Pines.


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BYOB Bring Your
Own Bag Campaign
By Kristin Williams
Friends of the Environment has part-
nered with the three major grocery stores
on Elbow Cay in an exciting BYOB (Bring
Your Own Bag) campaign. Harbour View
Grocery, Vernon's Grocery and LVA
Convenience Store have all pledged to ban
the use of ALL plastic bags in their stores
for the month of November. Patrons will
be given a reusable green bag, paper bags
or recycled cardboard boxes as alternatives
to the environmentally damaging plastic
bags.
The 2010 International Coastal Cleanup
report ranks plastic bags as second on the
list of most frequently collected types of
marine debris worldwide, (cigarette butts
are number one). Scientists believe that
plastic can last for up to 1,000 years, so
all the plastic ever made is still around in
some form or another! Plastic is still dan-
gerous when it breaks up into smaller piec-
es because it can enter the food chain when
small animals eat it by mistake. This means
it could end up on our plates!
The BYOB campaign is a natural exten-
sion of Friends of the Environment's work
to inspire people to act on behalf of the en-
vironment. The over-consumption of plas-
tic bags in The Bahamas has been a long
time concern of the organization; in fact,
it was the first to distribute reusable green
bags in the country back in 2007. Execu-
tive Director Kristin Williams stated, "The
fact that over 100,000 tons of plastic end
up in our oceans on a daily basis is appall-
ing. There are alternatives, so we need to


use them! It's that simple."
The Ocean Conservancy reported in
2009 that 60 percent of the litter collected
at the International Coastal Cleanup was
items that are made to be disposable. We
can help combat that problem by refusing
plastic and shopping with reusable bags.
The whole community is involved in the


Mercedes Lowe is holding one of the reus-
able bags that three shops in Hope Town
are giving to customers instead of plastic
bags. The grocery stores are not using any
plastic bags for the month of November but
offering these bags, paper bags or card-
board boxes. Friends of the Environment
is encouraging everyone to use alterna-
tives to plastic as plastic does not degrade.
Mrs. Lowe is in the Harbour View Grocery
Store.


BYOB initiative; in fact, the Hope Town
School students have pledged to be the
plastic police to help monitor the prohibi-
tion of plastic in the stores.
This campaign was made possible by
long time Hope Town homeowners Mike
and Carol Muscato, who donated the green
bags to be given away at no cost to the
customers. FRIENDS hopes that the cam-
paign will inspire other individuals and
communities to BYOB every time they go
shopping!
Elbow Cay hold town
meeting on zoning
By Timothy Roberts
After almost two months of planning
and discussion, the Elbow Cay Zoning and
Ordinances Commission held its first town
meeting on October 26 seeking public in-
put into the zoning of Elbow Cay.
The first of several planned town meet-
ings was attended by about 25 people who
interacted with the commission members
during the presentation of suggested zon-
ing areas for Elbow Cay. The commission
is made up of Susan Bethel, chairman,
Vernon Malone, deputy chairman, Shane
Cash, Olivia Paterson, Junior Maynard,
Lana Russell and Linda Cole.
Mrs. Bethel said, "It would be easy to
zone Eagle Rock [there's nothing there],
but we have the responsibility to zone a
community that already exists." She said
the town meeting's purpose was to hear
suggestions from the community.
Olivia Paterson presented a map of El-
bow Cay that the commission had "zoned"
giving an overview of each section and
why the members had proposed the kind


of zoning for each. She noted that the com-
mission had decided only after much dis-
cussion. In order to maintain the unique
and historic charm and personality of Hope
Town, they decided that the area should
be designated mixed use (commercial and
residential).
Other areas were designated as either
commercial or residential with the expla-
nation that no commercial buildings would
be allowed in residential areas; however,
if the property owner in a commercial
area wanted to build residential it would
be permitted. It was stated that any busi-
ness already existing in an area that was
designated residential would be "grandfa-
thered" in.
Shane Cash said the zones on the map
were suggestions, as a few people ex-
pressed concerns in some areas, and that
the purpose of the meeting was to fine-tune
the zones with input from the community.
Some persons in the audience recom-
mended a more descriptive definition of
commercial and residential, suggesting
there is light and heavy designations to make
things more clear for property owners.
A second homeowner asked, in response
to the fact that only registered Bahamians
will be allowed to vote, how they will be
included in the process. Mrs. Bethel said the
second homeowners' input at town meetings
would be used in the fine-tuning of the final
referendum which will be voted on.
Ms. Patterson encouraged those attend-
ing to write their suggestions down and to
ask others to do the same to be presented to
the commission.

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1 More News of the Cays

Cays From Page 14 took a pumpkin which looked pretty, oth- Lee. Natasha Albury, who carefully chose day Golf Cart Parade and prizes will be
ers already had the finished picture in mind her pumpkin for its shape and used its stem awarded to the best decorated. The Awana
Paving the way for a proactive local gov- and carefully chose one which was just the as a nose, also said that she had a lot of Club will be doing a complete trot round
ernment, the Chief Councillor of the Hope right shape and size for what they had in fun. In fact, that seemed to be the general town with their bells on. Bahamian soups
Town District Council, Jeremy Sweeting, mind. consensus of the afternoon and I am sure and johnnycake will be on sale along with
moved in a meeting in August to revisit the The youngsters had two hours in which that all the kids will be looking forward to hot chocolate. A spectacular display of
creation of a White Paper referendum to to create their masterpieces, and all got to another pumpkin carving competition next fireworks will end the day.
enact zoning and ordinances specific to the work busily designing, carving, hollow- Halloween. Starting at noon on November 27 a fair
community of Elbow Cay. ing, chiseling and then putting the finishing Green Turtle Cay will provide a fun-filled family day. It will
Mr. Sweeting said that in May of 2006 a touches to their works of art. The competi- include games and many other attractions
similar White Paper and referendum were tion was for children, but a stipulation was Town will celebrate including arts and craft booths as well as
brought to the entire district (made up of that they must all have adult supervision. Thanksgiving a variety of delicious foods. The day in-
Great Guana Cay, Man-O-War and El- The $20 entry fee included the pumpkin, Green Turtle Cay invites the public cludes Green Turtles own beauty pageant
bow Cay and other surrounding cays) for tools and a pumpkin lunch. Specialties to share in the activities planned for the when Miss Green Turtle Cay 2010 will be
a vote. While Hope Town accepted it, the served along with lunch were pumpkin Thanksgiving weekend. presented.
document was rejected by the other cays. fritters and pumpkin ice cream. Brown Tip Beginning on November 25 a Thanks- Green Turtle Ferry will have reduced
He said that after the White Paper is fi- and his band added some lively Rake n' giving dinner of turkey or ham with all the prices.
nalized, which he hopes to be completed Scrape music throughout the afternoon, trimmings will be served at a cost of $15as Pe
by December, they will move to have a By the time three o'clock rolled around for adults or $8 for children. Additionally Please see Cays Page 19
vote on it by February. After this it will and it was time for judging, some very in- there will be desserts and drinks available.
have to go to vote in the House of Parlia- teresting creations had emerged. I would An stage program of i
ment in order to be accepted and written not have wanted the task of deciding the skits and singing will
into law. winners as the results were all so good. provide entertainment
Mr. Sweeting said the purpose of the The winners in each of the four categories and the school children
zoning and ordinances commission is to received a gift certificate of $25 to Cas- will enter the festi-
"save the face and personality of Elbow siah's Candy Bar and the overall winner val site in an Ole-time .
Cay into the future." received a $50 gift certificate for Cycles Torchlight Procession. -4J
Pumpkin carving Unlimited. Sixty-three lamp
winners wre poles will be decorated
showed creativity Most Halloween Sammy Williams with lighted decora-
Cutest Will Kirkland
By Jennifer Hudson Cutest Will Kirkland tions of Christmas
The Hope Town Harbour Lodge held its Scariest Aliyah Maynard bells, candy canes and ./
first Pumpkin Carving Contest on October One of a Kind James Boyce and Solo- horns. Another feature
30. Several children turned up already in mon Lee. added this year is the a y is t -
the spirit of Halloween wearing Halloween Overall winners were Alexis Cooke and Tunnel of Lights, con- .-- --
colours eager to try their hands at pump- Ryan Knowles for a most unusual and in- sisting of seven arches Hope Town Harbour Lodge held a Pumpkin Carving Con-
kin carving. At 1 p.m. they were invited tricate merry-go-round. lighted on the top of test as a fun activity to celebrate Halloween. It was geared
to select their pumpkin from an array of "It was great fun, said James Boyce, the school hill. to young people and many responded, enjoying carving faces.
large, splendid looking specimens lined whose weird pumpkin with vomit coming On November 26 The results were interesting and creative. The competition in-
up along the pool deck. While some just of its mouth won him the One of a there will be a Holi- eluded a pumpkin luncheon.
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Orchid Bay seeks approval for further development


Orchid Bay From Page 1
and Randy Speck, representative of owner
William Johnson of Atlanta, Georgia, to
see the extent of the area proposed for the
canal and the environment that would be
affected by the excavation.
Mr. Albury explained to the ministers
the scope of the proposed project which
will expand the development by adding
86 additional lots and creating a canal and
private marina. The developers hope to
include a 100-room upscale hotel on the
ocean side of their property.
Mr. Symonette asked Mr. Albury
what Orchid Bay's plan of action would
be should they get approval. Mr. Albury
explained that they would get their final
drawings done. They would have two
groups of five men begin salvaging fauna


from the area to be excavated, giving them
up to four months to move protected veg-
etation. He would then have George Riv-
iere survey, putting in the perimeters and
marking the area to be excavated.
Speaking of the change in direction of
the development, Mr. Albury said that all
present property owners except one were
in favor of the addition of the canal and
marina. They had good support from the
community of Guana Cay on the project.
Mr. Maillis said that since there will be
an extensive use of the area formerly set
aside as green space in the development
of the proposed canal that mitigation is to
be considered. Mr. Symonette wanted to
know what would be done. Mr. Maillis
said the area to be excavated has a small
area of inland mangroves which are not as
productive as tidal mangroves. The present


ecosystem will be "obliterated;" however,
what would come in its place is "anoth-
er kind of system; it's not like it is being
turned into a tar parking lot." It is a situ-
ation that will require an Environmental
Impact Assessment be done to evaluate the
development.
Troy Albury from Dive Guana came
along for the tour and shared a few con-
cerns with the ministers that he has relat-
ing to the development. He requested that
these be written into the Heads of Agree-
ment so as to make it enforceable. Aside
from environmental concerns, which he
felt the ministers adequately addressed, he
wanted guarantees that Bahamians would
directly benefit from the development. He
listed jobs such as property management,
real estate sales and transportation for ex-


ample.
He requested that there be no duty ex-
emptions given as these lots would be sold
for use as private residences. He added that
the "size of the project needs to be consid-
ered and what effect it will have on a small
island community."
Mr. Albury said it is the intent of Orchid
Bay to use Bahamian labor as they have
done in the past. Regarding labor, he said,
"I want to start with Guana Cay and Aba-
co, then Freeport and Nassau if need be."
Mr. Grant recommended they consider
individual pump-out stations at the marina
over the use of a single pump station.
At the conclusion of the meeting Mr. Al-
bury asked that the ministers, in discussion

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Obituajceh 4f 3amil& 3Ad niend&


Perrec (Perry) Thomas Petry of Hope
Town died on October 14. Born in Ant-
werpen, Belgium, on June 6, 1950, he was
raised in Canada, Venezuela, Holland and
The Bahamas. He spent many years on the
water working on cruise ships, yachts and
finally sailing the Caribbean to ultimately
find the port of Hope Town to call home.
Perry started his life as a self-taught
painter and after many years returned to
his art as a sculptor. He would take native
woods from The Bahamas mostly and recy-
cle them into works of art. His art dealt with
realism, impressionism and his last works
were "Wave Forms" and his "Emerging
Series." Perry had a real gift for envision-
ing nature in a raw piece of wood and trans-
ferring his vision for the wood so everyone
else could see his what he saw.
Perry is survived by his mother, Linda
Petry Binggeli of Steffisburg, Switzerland.
He is predeceased by his father, Robert
Petry.
A memorial service will be held in Hope
Town on January 23, 2011 to celebrate
Perry's life.
Carl William Fischer, Sr, 73, of De-
land, Florida, passed away on October
15. He owned and operated a marina in
Florida and enjoyed boating and fishing.
He had a special love of the Bahamas, es-
pecially Green Turtle Cay where he had
been coming for many years. He sponsored
the Edgewater Bahamas Rendezvous that
brought a group of power boaters to Green
Turtle Cay each June. The groups stayed at
the Green Turtle Club and Bluff House. He
worked hard to keep the group coming and
arranged everything from the trip crossing
the Gulfstream to what they would have for
dinner to prizes for a fishing tournament,
to donations to the Amy Roberts Primary
School or Abaco Cancer Society. He was
responsible for bringing hundreds of thou-
sands of dollars in business to Green Turtle
Cay and Abaco.
Darlene Pottier, 50, of Cooper's Town
died at the Princess Margaret Hospital on
October 29.
She is survived by her husband Charles
Poitier; mother Vera Prichard; sons Dynard
and Giovan-
ni; daugh-
ter Shaneka
Russell; sis-
ters Vernell
Swain, Tish-
ka Pritchard,
Issy Coo-
per; broth-
ers Zyndall,
Joseph,
Michael, Darlene Pottier
Marvin and
James; numerous nieces and nephews; and
many other relatives and friends.
The funeral service for Thomas Ingra-
ham, 74, formerly of Marsh Harbour was
held on November 4 in Nassau. Interment
was also in Nassau.
He is survived by his wife Caroline;
sons Kenneth, Timothy, Byron, Uriah and
Travis; daughter Monisha Ingraham; sis-
ters Yvonne
Andrews
and Anita
Ingraham;
mother-in-
law Beatrice
Darling;
nieces and
nephews
Rev. Dr.
Deborah
Bassett, Rev. Thomas Ingraham
Dr. Valarie
Carpenter, Pastor Julian Ingraham, Greg-
ory and Kevin Ingraham, Margaret Rus-
sell, Michael Andrews, Karen Thompson,
Dorelle Marshall, Lisa Wilson and Jamal


Jeome; brothers-in-law and their spouses
Anthony (Maria), Jeffery (Janet) and
Godfrey (Jennifer) Darling; sisters-in-law
Katherine Darling (Joshua Banton) and
Christine Darling (Michael Elliott); grand-
children and great-grandchildren Thomas
Ingraham III, Rashad, Tonique, Caleo,
Brianna, Ryan, Kayden, Ashantae, Mari-
ah, Alex, Naquanne Toni, Ricardo, Wal-
lace, Mario, Carlos, Jeffrey Cooper, Ca-
trea Cooper and Sharuce Fox; and many
other family and friends.
The funeral service for Charley "Uncle
Tuna" Mills, 81, of Cedar Harbour was
held on November 6 at Ebenezer Baptist
Church in Cedar Harbour. Pastor Rev.
Samuel Mills and Rev. Alphonso B. Lewis
officiated assisted by other ministers of the
gospel. Interment followed in the Cedar
Harbour Public Cemetery.
He was predeceased by his wife Evelyn
and son Rubin Mills.
He is survived by his daughters Tamika
Wells and Charlene Knowles; grandchil-
dren Tamia Wells Rolontae Knowles,


Blair and Ja-
mal Wells,
Corderio
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in-law Ed-
mund Wells
and Roland
Knowles;
brother
Rev. Dr.
Allan Mills;
brothers-in- Charley "Uncle Tuna" Mills
laws Rev. Edward Laroda and Rev.Clint
Laroda; sisters-in-law Movena Mills, Do-
ris Cash, Priscilla Stuart, Pasty Burrows,
Gracy Thomas; Brenda Rolle, Mildred
Pople and Margaret Johnson; nephews
Rev. Samuel Mills, Austin Mills and Mi-
cheal Russell; nieces Linda Mills, Erma
Duncombe, Igalee Pinder, Cynthia Brown,
Viola Johnson, Pearl, Cleomi, Genevieve,
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Mills; cousins Neville Kemp and Inez
Moncur; godchildren Netherine Johnson
and Lydia Mills; and many other relatives
and friends.


Cays From Page 16

Shut-ins are benefitting
The Green Turtle Community Fellow-
ship leaders along with its youth are busy
on Saturday and afternoons throughout
the week scraping and painting a number
of homes in our settlement for elderly
persons. This project will climax with a
Thanksgiving luncheon that will be de-
livered to shut-ins. This group will also
decorate the outside of their homes with
lights so that they can share in the Christ-
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waterfrontcondo. Jt pteep water dock, Fantastic water
views, communiplyool. $799,000.
Carleton Landing- Carriage House #2, 3 & 4- #
1620- 3 bed, 3 bath, 1,755 s/f unfurnished condo on
Brigantine Bay. New construction. Community pool,
finger dock/private slip, 2 garages. EACH $799,000.
RoyalPoinciana # 2511 # 14 8 -Deluxe 2 bed, 2 bath
ground level finished l (W06 beachfront condo. Well
maintained. Greaf*tlews, excellent rental income
potential. $595,000.
RoyalPalm Condo #2424 # 1399 3bed, 3 bath,
(including loft) 2nd level, 1,264 s/f furnished condo
overlooking harbour & marina. Well maintained, near
beach, excellent rental income potential. $549,000.


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RoyalPalm Condo # 2420 # 1546 3 bed, 3 bath,
(including loft) 2nd level, 1,264 s/ffurnished condo. Great
harbour & marina views. Well maintained, nearbeach,
excellent rental income potential. $549,000.
Beach Villa 507 # 782 Newly renovated, 2 bed, 2 bath
1,150 s/f villa, plus 592 s/f patios. Tastefully furnished.
Many extras. Close to beach, marina, $490,000.
Atlantis Condo # 2202 # 987 2 bed, 2 bath, 2nd level
furnished canalfront unit, withboat slip, golf cart, garage.
"Turn-Key", Near Treasure Cay Beach. $465,000.
Atlantis Condo # 2203 # 1000 2 bed, 2bath, 2nd level,
1,000 s/f furnished waterfront unit includes fully
serviced boat slip & golf cart garage. Overlooks
Brigantine Bay, Near beach. $465,000.
Atlantis Condo # 2201 -# 1175 2 bed, 2 bath, 1,000 s/f,
2nd level furnished waterfront condo. Recently renovated,
well maintained. Includes storage garage & private boat
slip/dock. Nearbeach. $460,000.
Atlantis Condo # 2115 #1602 2 bed, 2 bath 950 s/f
ground level furnished condo overlooking Brigantine Bay
canal. Includes boat slip & golf cart garage. $459,000.
Beach Villa # 605 # 1635 1 bed, 2 bathwell maintained
& elegantly furnished "turn-key" villa. Washer/dryer.
Many extras & upgrades. Canbe modified for 2nd
bedroom. Close to beach & shopping. $415,000.
SandDollar Condo # 7-#145I 2 bed, 2bath, 1,000 s/f
ground level furnishelb atCm nt condo. Well maintained,
superb seaviews~' tnity pool. Best Value! $405,000.
Atlantis Condo 2117- # 1741 -to key, 2 bedroom, 2bath,
875 s/f ground level furnis b i .el maintained, overlooks
BrigantineBay, incl# Tvate dock &boatslip. $385,000.

Royal Pain # 2304 # 1472 2ed, 2 bath, 950 s/f
furnished ground floor vti do overlooking marina.
Includes boat sli t history.
OWNERFINANCING AVAILABLE $326,000.
RoyalPalm #2311 # 1573 2 bed, 2 bath 950 s/f
furnished ground level condo overlooking harbour &
marina. Well maintained, excellent condition. Owner
occupied (not a rental unit). Includes boat slip & storage
unit. $400,000.
Mariner's Cove Condominiums;
# 1181 -4 bedroom, 3 bath,2 level, 1,650 s/f furnished harbour
front condo. tastefully refurbished. $649,000.
# 985 2bed, 2 bath, 2 level harbourfront end unit,
Refurbished in 2000 $289,000.
# 655 -2 bed, 1 bath condo with marina view $249,000.
Vacant Land
Thurston Bay BeachfrontDevelopmentAcreage -1579
108.65 acres located near Treasure Cay community
entrance. Features approx. 1,500' sandy beachfront plus
approx. 800' elevated hard rock shoreline. Borders on
GeatAbaco Hwy. & Treasure Cay Dr. $4,365,000.
Beach & CanalLotPackage #941- Windward Beachlot
of 17,542 s/f with 100' of beachfirontage on Sea of Abaco,
PLUS GalleonBay lot of 17,955 s/f wi th approx. 76' of
sea-walled canal frontage. $1,446,000.
Ocean Blvd. BeachfrontParcel # 1260 Splendid
44,600 s/f parcelon Treae Cay Beach, 75'beach
frontage ofsuger-whfi~ne sand. All utilities available.
Spectacular sea & beachviews. $1,350,000.
Beachfront Parcel Ocean Blvd # 876- 1.5 acres with
100' ofbeachfrontage, on spectacular Treasure Cay
Beach. Allutilities available Gorgeous beach & sea
views. $1,295,000.
Superb BeachfrontParcel# 1362 Treasure Cay Blvd.
Level& clearedbeachlot, 12,600 s/f, 90' fabulous sandy
beachfrontage. Breath-taking seaviews. $1,275,000.
WindwardBeach -Beach Parcel #1470 23,151 s/f parcel
with 101' of stone wall & sandy beach on Sea of Abaco. All
utilities available. $843,000.
WindwardBeach # 817 1/2acre waterfront parcel
directly on Sea of Abac.qW beach frontage. Newly
installed sea wall. Allutilities available. $399,000.


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TREASURE CA Y

Treasure Cay CanalParcels


BrigantineBay # 1662 Two adjoining single
family residentiallots, 13,602 s/f total with combined
144' of sea-walled frontage. All utilities available.
Superb water views. $785,000,
BrigantineBay # 1629 -Large 19,068 s/f level &
cleared canal parcel with 173' of bulk headed water
frontage. Utilities available. Greatviews. $753,000
BrigantineBay # 1630 -Large 15,694 s/f level &
cleared canal parcel with 151' of bulk headed water
frontage. Utilities available. Superiorviews. $753,000
Brigantine Bay # 1632 Large 16,824 s/f level &
cleared canal parcel with 121' of bulk headed water
frontage, PLUS 2 finger docks. Utilities available.
Superiorviews down length of canal. $753,000
BrigantineBay # 1631- 13,629 s/f level & cleared
canal parcel with 119' of bulk headed water frontage.
Utilities available. Spectacularview $699,000
BrigantineBay # 1626 14,835 s/f level & cleared
canal parcel with 94' ofbulk headed waterfrontage on
sheltered water. Utilities available. $619,000.
BrigantineBay # 1559- 16,108 s/f level, cleared cana
parcel with 164' of bulk headed & protected water
frontage. Dock& dolphinpilings installed. $599,000,
Windward Beach Drive- Beach Parcel #1693 -
Oversized 17,000 s/fpafMth 100' powder sand
beachfrontage &fi.stea wall. All utilities available.
Suberb sea Ws $599,000.
BrigantineBay # 1625 11,897 s/f level & cleared
canal parcel with 87' of bulk headed water frontage on
sheltered water. Utilities available. $592,000.
BrigantineBay # 1627 14,785 s/f level & cleared
canal parcel with 99' of bulk headed water frontage on
sheltered water. Utilities available. $591,000.
BrigantineBay # 1628 13,608 s/flevel & cleared
canal parcel with 100' of bulk headed water frontage on
sheltered water. Utilities available, $591,000.
Galleon Bay # 1441 28,072 s/f cleared parcel, 64' of
bulkhead with dock & dock house. $550,000.
BrigantineBay # 1598 ] d lots 1 & 2A, 19,300
s/f 130' bulkhead otage, new dock. $495,000.



BrigantineBay # 1624 12,691 s/f level & cleared
canal parcel with 87' of bulk headed water frontage on
sheltered water. Utilities available. $431,000.
BrigantineBay # 1623 11,673 s/f level & cleared
canal parcel with 87' of bulk headed water frontage on
sheltered water. Utilities available. $388,000.
Galleon Bay# 422 Prime 10,295 s/f cleared canal lot
88'+ protected canal frontage. Sea-walled, plus dock &
davitpilings. Allutilities available. $350,000
Galleon Bay # 1580 Elevated & cleared parcel of
12,500 s/f +/- with 108' of bulk headed deep water canal
frontage. All utilities available. Quick/easy access to
Sea of Abaco. $349,950
Galleon Bay # 1473 Approx. 10,000 s/f canal
parcel, 100'+ of sea-walled protected waterfrontage.
utilities available. Easy access to sea. $349,950.
BrigantineBay # 149- 2 0,1"fk l0ot. 126'
sea-walled wid 1ae. Great Views! $299,000.
BrigantineBay # 1173 & 1174 2 adjacent deep water
canalparcels, each 11,200 s/f, 80'bulkhead, 140'
depth. Cleared, utilities available. EACH $299,950.
BrigantineBay # 1494 18,807 s/f cleared canal parcel
120' deep waterbulk-headed frontage. $270,000.


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BrigantineBay # 1622 13,876 s/f level & cleared
canal parcel with 74' ofbulk headed waterfrontage on
sheltered water. Utilities available. $266,000.
Treasure CayDrivelnland #1692 Two prime
residential lots less tbafl C P rom Treasure Cay
Beach. All utili4Walable. 10,000 s/f & 12,000 s/f
EACH $77,850.
Ocean Blvd InlandLot #I G*,400 s/f prime level
lot with 100' front a prestigious Ocean Blvd. Near
beach, all utilioJailable. $69,000.


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"Ridge Runner" # 1185- 6 bed, 4 bath, 3,100 sq. ft.
furnished home includes main house, separate master
suite, guest cottage, pool & dock situated on 1.74
elevated acres with 330' of shoreline. Superb panoramic
water views. $2,390,000.
OrchidBay -BeachfrontParcel 25 -#1530 1.173 acre
Atlantic Oceanlot, 130' san a achfrontage. Excellent
elevations, spectacul, siews. Orchid Bay
amenities include Wifies, marina, restaurant, pool,
temnis courts, beach pavillion, paved roads. $1,645,000.
Dolphin Beach Estates # 1412 -Exceptional 20,000 s/f
waterfront parcel on Sea of Abaco with 145' of elevated
rocky shoreline. Utilities available. $549,000.
Atlantic Oceanfront Parcel #746 Approx. 1 acre
residential parcel, 154' elevated shoreline near Orchid
Bay community, great ocean views. $395,000.
"Secret Beach"# 1267/1268 Ocean Front Elevated
Parcels 9A (19,190 s/f) & 9B (16,144 s/f) lots, each
with 100' +/- of Atlantic Ocean rocky shoreline & sand
beach frontage. Prime building sites. EACH $229,900.
BAHAMA PALM SHORES
Beach Front Parcel #714 45,343 s/f parcel, 100'
ocean beach frontage. Electricity available. Ideal site
for permanent residence or vacation home. $349,000.
Inland Lot Near Beach # 1176 Large 21,450 s/f
level lot on main street electricity & telephone
available. $59,500.

TURTLEROCKS
"Coco Beach" #1676 Newly bilt3 bed, 3 bath, 3
level fully furnished beaqfilft me, 1,700 s/f under
air, 1,290 s/f ope.dl .93 acre parcel with 101'
sandy beachfroi~ lus dock and boat lift. Sensational
sea views from virtually every room. $999,000.
Beach Home 1532 2 bed, 2.5 bath elevated 2 level
unfurnished home on 0.89 acres, 93' sandy beach
frontage. Panoramic sea views. $699,995.
NORTHABACO
Boiling Hole Parcel # 1022 Total 11 acres sea-to-sea
from Sea of Abaco to bay side. 153' high rocky
shoreline on Sea of Abaco. Magnificent sea of Abaco
views. (Also available in smaller parcels.) $299,500.
Blackwood Waterfront Parcel # 1521 38,514 s/f
parcel with 167' of deep water Sea of Abaco frontage
and highway frontage. Topography well suited for a
marina site. Utilities available $98,500.
Boiling Hole Lots # 1030 2 Sea of Abaco waterfront
parcels on Highway with 73' or 80' rocky shoreline,
utilities available, great sea views. EACH $95,000.


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Pelican Shores Harbourfront Home # 1563 5 bed,
4.5 bath, 5,600 sq. ft. tastefvl furnished home with
pool & dock. Well pI i$zd, superior quality
construction, mafras. 1 acre+/- landscaped, 115'
water frontage. $3,495,000.
"Eventide Lowtide" Sea to Sea, Eastern Shores -
# 1642 Recently renovated refurbished 3 bed, 3
bath elegantly fumishQ s/f ridge top home,
including separate &o apartment. Amazing sea
views from virtually every room. Private deep water
dock, 2 boat lifts, sandy beach. $1,399,000.
"Endless Summer" Eastern Shores # 1667
Enchanting 4 bed, 3 bath, plus loft tri-level furnished
home. 3,000 s/f under roof. 200' Sea of Abaco frontage,
private 80' dock & boat lift. Separate carport & gazebo.
Spectacular sea views from every room. $1,395,000.

"Sea View" GreatAbaco Club # 1203 3 bed, 2.5
bath, 1,880 s/f furnished sea ve home, plus 280 s/f of
open deck on 4,918 s/f SlSY ell maintained, gated
community, great rejFl come potential. Includes
private deep water dock. $699,000.

GREEN TURTLE CAY
"High Point" Seaview Lot # 684 Hilltop 0.405 acre
parcel on White Sound Bluff overlooking Sea of
Abaco, Fantastic Sea Views, Privacy, near beach
$365,000.

LEISURE LEE
"Double Eagle" # 757 Recently renovated 3 bed, 3
bath, plus loft, 2,500 s/f furnished home on 11,610 s/f
canal front parcel. 95' sea wall, 68' fully serviced dock.
Underground utilities. Near beach. $776,000.
Beachfront Home #1681 Ca 2 bed, 2 bath
furnished home. 1,285 s/Id airr, plus porches &
garage. 17,723 s/f~Yde ed lot with 100' sandy beach
frontage. Panoratffc Sea of Abaco views. Great Value at
$699,000.
Waterfront House (Under Construction) # 1374 -
18,600 s/f sea front parcel, 108' deep water frontage,
plus 50' long boat slip. 3 bed, 3.5 bath, 2,284 s/f home
under construction. Great seaviews. $399,000.
Residential Parcels

#602 15,334 s/f canal comer lot w/197' seawall.
$299,500.

#704 10,400 s/f elevated canal lot w/104' deep water
canal frontage. Seaviews, walk to beach. $239,500.

# 1080 12,100 s/f canal parcelwith 110' sea walled
canal frontage. Boat davits installed. $218,000.

# 1593 10,590 s/f canal lot with 120' ofbulkheaded
seawallinstalled. All utilities available. $199,000.

# 811 10,400 s/f sea view comer lot with 194' ofroad
frontage. Walk to beach. All utilities available. $99,950.

#567 2.139 acres on highway near Leisure Lee. 50'
elevated ridge .119' highway frontage. $149,700.

# 1571- Inland Lot # 15 in Joe's Creek subdivision,
18,500 s/f, electricity available, nearto beach. $49,900.


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Return to Haiti, August 2010


[Dr. Marc Binard returned to Haiti in
September. In his previous story he went
to the hurricane-ravaged Port au Prince.
This trip was to a area not affected by the
earthquake and not so densely populated.
He will be returning to Abaco for a visit
soon.]
By Dr. Marc Binard
I awoke with a jolt. The cry of a baby
was unmistakable. I sat up and placed my
feet on the floor. Momentarily disoriented,
I prepared to get Gabrielle out of her crib
and bring her to her mother for a midnight
feeding.
Then reality started to creep in, first
through my feet. This was a cool tile floor,
not maple wood. A warm, humid breeze
wafted through the open window. Above
my head a ceiling fan creaked with an un-
certain note. Outside, waves slapped the
rocky shore.
In the darkened room, I regained my
orientation. I was in Haiti, not Sturgeon
Bay, Wisconsin. Still, I remained puzzled
and confused. Did I dream the cry of an
infant? Years of being on call have made
me a light sleeper; I awaken at the slight-
est provocation. I couldn't believe that the
crying baby was a part of a dream. I have
found, however, that dreams in Haiti take
on a whole new dimension. Dreams in
Haiti can be so realistic that I have awoken
exhausted from my nocturnal travels and
efforts.
I flopped back on the bed, this time out-
side the mosquito net. The bed had a wel-
coming softness, a great improvement over
my previous nights, sleeping accommoda-
tions, the floor of the Fort Lauderdale air-
port. On this trip to Haiti, I did not have to
use my backdoor entrance to Haiti through
the Turks and Caicos Islands. I had booked


a direct flight from Fort Lauderdale to Cap
Haitian. Unfortunately, the scheduled 8
a.m. departure for Cap had been changed
the day before to 6:30 a.m. and I had been
advised to be at the airport three hours be-
fore the departure time.
Oui," the Haitian woman had told me
on the phone, "that means check in at 3:30
a.m." Since my flight from Wisconsin ar-
rived at 10:30 p.m., it seemed pointless to
get a hotel room for five hours so I made
my bed on the floor of the terminal. I
bought the latest John Grisham novel, read
it cover to cover and returned it to the store
for a 50 percent refund at 5 a.m.
The lobby had quickly filled with the
sights and sounds of Haiti, small peo-
ple lugging huge suitcases, parents of a
6-month-old-lap baby who didn't under-
stand why the infant didn't get a 60 pound
luggage allotment. I step outside to get
some air. Even at 4 a.m., the humid South
Florida air is oppressive.
An old white van pulls up outside the
terminal and parks in the exit lane, totally
oblivious to the horns of the blocked traf-
fic. "Flight for Haiti?" asks the driver in
heavily accented English.
"Avion pou Cap soti la," I reply in Cre-
ole.
The driver, pleasantly surprised to find
a blanc who speaks Creole, asks if I will
help her elderly mother.
I help the woman who is at least 80 years
old out of the van, ignoring the growing
line of blocked cars with blaring horns.
"Ou gen valise?" I ask. Silly question.
Of course, the woman has a suitcase. I
open the back door of the van and remove
a large suitcase.
"Non, Non, tout sa yo," all of them,
she says.


It's not just the suitcase. There are two
boxes and a plastic bag full of rapidly
thawing frozen chicken. I pick up the en-
tire load, offer a hand to the woman and
re-enter the terminal. Standing in line, the
woman is pleased to learn that I am a doc-
tor and wants to book an appointment to
see me when she returns to Florida. I ex-
plain that I work in Wisconsin, the Baha-
mas and Haiti, not Florida. "M'ap cheche
ou en Haiti pou consultation," I will look
for you in Haiti for a consultation, she
promises and adds that clearly God sent me
to help her today. Of course, a blanc porter
who speaks bad Creole and practices island
medicine, only God could have set this up.
My reverie is once again broken by the
sound of crying. I now know for sure that
the earlier cry was not a dream. It was a
kid, though not my nine-month-old baby in
Wisconsin. This was a Haitian kid, specifi-
cally, one of my friend Tim's baby goats,
bleating for her mother outside my win-
dow.
Chapter 2
It had been six months, nearly to the


day, since my last trip to Haiti. This trip
had none of the urgency that prompted
my post earthquake trip in January. There
were however a few goals that needed to
be accomplished on this trip.
The stories I had written about my last
trip had resulted in a large outpouring of
support from readers in The Bahamas and
the U.S. The financial support allowed me
to start the "Bon Bagay Haiti Fund," a fund
that supports projects in Haiti. The fund
has no overhead since I cover all my own
expenses in Haiti. Too often I have seen
very little donated aid trickle down to the
people who needed the help. Sadly, much
of the donated funds seem to pay for large
staffs, usually driving large air conditioned
SUV's or sitting in expensive restaurants
and hotels while planning grandiose proj-
ects that never seem to get finished.
My approach is quite different. I travel
to the communities that need help. I ask the
community leaders or doctors what their
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Needs are great everywhere in Haiti


Binard From Page 22

financial support by purchasing supplies or
equipment and give it directly to respon-
sible individuals who I can trust. I believe
in supporting small local projects that are
sustainable and build on pre-existing Hai-
tian infrastructure. Before I made this trip,
I asked my friend Tim, who lives in Haiti
and has 33 years experience in the country,
what the greatest needs were in his region.
Tim identified the greatest needs as sup-
plies and equipment for the local clinic in
Labadie and also a school that needed re-
building in the nearby village of Fort Bour-
goise. Through a mutual Cuban friend, I
was able to get a list of needed supplies
from the Cuban doctor who staffed the
clinic and Tim, who is a builder, was able
to identify the materials needed to rebuild
the school.
My second goal was a personal one.


One of my last unfulfilled goals in life is
to have a spot in Haiti to call my own. By
an unusual string of coincidences, the lot
adjacent to Tim's house had become avail-
able, and it was my hope to make it mine.
Tim had already done most of the challeng-
ing work to complete a land deal in Haiti.
I needed to come down to review and sign
the paperwork.
Chapter 3
Word spreads quickly that there is a
doctor staying with Tim. My first pa-
tents are Tim's cook and her two-year-old
daughter "Dada." Examinations complet-
ed and medications dispensed, I sat down
to breakfast with Tim and planned our day.
We would travel to Cap Haitian to finalize
the paperwork for the lot purchase. This
would involve trips to the lawyer, notary
and surveyor so we could expect to spend
the entire day in Cap.
Breakfast completed, I was greeted at


the door by most of Tim's work force.
The mason has back pain, the carpenter
is plaqued with a stomach ache, the gar-
dener has a rash. The workforce is exam-
ined and treated. I comment to Tim that it
seems that I have treated everyone except
the dog. Of course, a few days later, I am
asked to check the dog who isn't eating
and appears to be drooling. I cautiously
open his mouth, hoping his symptoms
aren't rabies. I find the culprit, a four-inch
long antenna from a lobster is lodged in
the delicate membranes under his tongue.
The large barbed dagger is removed with
great effort and fear both from the patient
and his inexperienced canine oral surgeon.
Island medicine I am comfortable with but
island canine oral surgery is a stretch.
Before we leave for Cap Haitian, it was
time to take my first walk on my lot. I have
never really seen this lot and purchased it
sight unseen based on Tim's recommenda-
tion. I spent many sleepless nights won-
dering if the transaction was legitimate. It
didn't help that nearly every day my Haiti
internet lists would describe Haiti as a na-
tion where very few people had clear title
to their property and land issues were set-
tled with an archaic Napoleonic land code.
Tim and I walked down the path from his
house to my lot and headed to the beach.
We stood on a rocky bluff overlooking what
is now called "Marc's Beach" and took in
the view. The interplay of the rugged Hai-
tian mountains cascading into the sea, the
offshore reefs and islets and the island of
La Torti in the distance composed a scene
that was truly breathtaking. We watched
as small hand-built wooden fishing sloops
headed out to sea powered by multicolored
sails while closer to shore, wooden skiffs


were sculled with oars while setting nets.
Every evening, these fishermen would stop
by Tim's house to sell us their fresh fish,
lobster and crab. This was indeed a serene
spot and I spent many hours there sitting
in the shade of a fig tree overlooking the
water while contemplating life.
Tim and I spend the remainder of the
day traveling from office to office in Cap
Haitian trying to close the real estate deal.
At the end of the day I am handed an offi-
cial deed affixed with a 1.5 gourde (3 cent)
government stamp. I am now officially a
land owner in Haiti. Celebrations are in or-
der that night and Tim and I break open an
irreplaceable 30-year-old bottle of Haitian
liquer that I had placed in his trust six years
ago with instructions that it only could be
opened when we were neighbors..
Chapter 4
My peaceful slumber was once again
shattered by the sound of crying. This time,
I was not confused. I realized that I was in
Haiti and the crying was not a dream or a
baby goat bleating for its mother. This was
the wailing of an adult. The source of the
sound seemed remote, perhaps originating
from the village.
I checked my watch; it was 2 a.m. I
walked out on the balcony and tried to bet-
ter discern where the wailing voice was
coming from. The solo voice was joined by
others. The voices morphed into a low sor-
rowful chorus that expressed pain and loss.
I returned to my bed but sleep did not
come easily. Gradually, my eyes closed
though the wailing became the soundtrack
to my dreams.

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Although the village ofLabadie was not affected by the earthquake that hit Haiti in Janu-
ary of this year, the school shown above was in need of rebuilding. Dr. Binard took mate-
rials for the necessary rebuilding. Dr. Binard provides supplies and materials for specific
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Dr. Binard found the needs in Haiti to be great


Binard From Page 23
In the morning, I discovered the source
of the wailing, a 37-year-old mason from
the village had died the night before leav-
ing behind a wife and four children. Ap-
parently, the man had been ill for several
days with abdominal pain, but he lacked
the funds to travel to Cap Haitian to secure
medical care. Even here, in a part of Haiti
unaffected by the earthquake, a man could
die for lack of bus and water taxi fare.
Chapter 5
The Labadie village clinic was staffed
with a Cuban doctor and nurse. Their en-
thusiasm belied the conditions under which
they worked. The small harborside clinic
was neat and clean but lacked the basics
such as electricity, equipment and most
medications. Patients treated at the clinic
were forced to travel to Cap Haitian to
purchase their meds from a private phar-
macy. The trip to Cap Haitian involved a
boat ride, bus ride and a long walk. This


could easily take two hours during daylight
and was impossible to accomplish at night.
The doctor was grateful for the medi-
cal supplies we brought. These supplies
could stock her clinic for a month. I asked
her for her "wish list" and she hesitantly
listed more medications such as nebulizer
solution for treating asthma and finally
when pressed, asked for an otoscope and
obstetric Doppler. Amazing that in a clin-
ic easily serving a population of 15,000
this dedicated doctor had no way of diag-
nosing an ear infection or listening for an
unborn child's heart beat. This was a gov-
ernment clinic, but they received no gov-
ernment funding. The clinic survived on
what little revenue it could generate from
the few paying patients. The staff's sala-
ries are paid by the Cuban government.
I promised to be back soon with the next
order of meds and equipment. On the way
out, I handed the doctor sufficient cash to
start a fund to cover emergency patient
travel expenses to Cap Haitian. In 2010
nobody should die for lack of bus fare,


This is a typical fishing boat for netting fish in shallow waters. The Haitians need jobs
but no work is available.


not even in Haiti.
Later that evening I decided to spend a
few hours in the village to get a feel for the
ambiance of the town and hear from my
new neighbors what their greatest needs
were.
I bought a rum and coke from a local
bar and sat outside to enjoy the evening
breeze. In spite of the relatively late hour,
there was plenty of activity. Street ven-
dors prepared meals over charcoal fires,
a man swept the streets, for free, with a
handmade broom, dogs made themselves
comfortable lying on the ground and music
wafted from the bar.
Soon, a few curious villagers joined me
at my table so I was able to share my small
bottle of rum. I had been pleasantly sur-
prised when I ordered my rum and coke.
I was given a half pint of rum, a 16-ounce
cold coke and two large glasses of ice.
There was enough for four mixed drinks,
all for $1.25.
My new friends told me about their
lives, some fished, some farmed, some at-
tended school. From everyone I heard the
same theme "We need jobs." A slim, well
dressed young man approached the table
and introduced himself. His name was
Georges, a Labadie resident attending the
University in Port au Prince. Sadly, his
school had collapsed in the earthquake and
he was now unable to continue his stud-
ies. He wondered whether I could help him
get a U.S scholarship. I told him that this
was very difficult and asked him if he had
looked into attending the University Roi
Christophe in Cap Haitian, a school coin-
cidentally founded by the father of an old
friend of mine. Georges had looked into
studying at the University in Cap, but he
could not afford the tuition at this private


institution. I asked for Georges' contact in-
formation and promised I would do what-
ever possible to see that he could continue
his studies. Three weeks later, funds from
the Bon Bagay fund paid for Georges' uni-
versity tuition.
Chapter 6
It is time to return to Cap Haitian so
that I can catch my flight. We stop in Fort
Bourgoise, a small village between Labadie
and Cap Haitian. Fort Bourgoise, is just
far enough from Cap Haitian that it gets no
city services, and it is just far enough from
Labadie that it gets no tourism jobs. It is a
sad little village with few prospects.
We meet the mayor. He tells us what
the village needs and jobs are foremost on
his list.
"Mostly, the men break rocks, that is
their job," he explains.
Of course, besides needing jobs, the
village also needs a school rebuilt and a
clinic. Tim offers to oversee the rebuild-
ing of the school. Tim will utilize the Hai-
tian "Combite" system which closely re-
sembles the old barn raising practice in the
U.S. All the village men will join together
to provide free labor to rebuild the school
while singing traditional Combite songs
and eating specially prepared meals. The
Bon Bagay fund has supplied funds for the
materials for the project. This school will
be transformed into a clinic when a nearby
regional school is completed.
Tim drops me off at the airport.
I am surprised to see that there are no
street children begging for money. Na-
ively, I think this is because the economic
situation has improved and the children are

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Life is hard everywhere in Haiti


Binard From Page 24
now in school.
After checking in for my flight, I exit
the terminal and head for "Starbucks," a
Haitian lady who boils coffee oven a char-
coal fire and sells the world's best coffee
for 12 cents a cup. Soon we are joined by
several "Marchands," Haitian women car-
rying their wares on their head in large
baskets. I pick up the tab for everyone's
coffee and fresh bread while we discuss
Haiti, life and love. I ask about my usual
friends, the street children, and the women
recall our impromptu breakfast and concert
in January when I bought out all the street
vendor's food and fed the kids and hungry
adults. The women tell me that the kids are
not in school, they have been removed by
the police, seems they made a bad impres-
sion on new arrivals in Cap.
I return to the terminal and proceed to
the last checkpoint in the airport.
The immigration officer asks me what I
was doing in Haiti.
"Mwen, docteur"
Her eyes narrow.
"Tan un moment. Wait a minute."
There is a rapid and heated discussion
between the officer and all the assembled
staff behind the glass partition.
"Vin Ici. Come here." the officer di-


rects me into the office and seats me on
a chair. I am wondering if I have broken
any immigration laws. Typically, I will get
authorization to work in Haiti but did not
do so on this brief trip. This was chiefly a
supply mission.
While I sit on the chair, contemplat-
ing my fate, a toddler is brought into the
office, a beautiful little girl, maybe three
years of age, hair neatly platted in ribbons
and bows. The girl coughs and I realize she
is sick. The assembled staff asks me for a
consultation. I ask "Who is her mother?" I
am answered with shrugs.
"Pitit sans maman Poto Prince," she is
an orphan from Port au Prince. It appears
one of the older immigration women is
her guardian though she has no informa-
tion about the child's family. I assume they
perished in the earthquake.
I try to explain that my equipment,
my stethoscope and otoscope, are in my
checked suitcase on the plane.
"Pas gen problem." No problem. In
Haiti, anything is possible.
My suitcase is removed from the plane
and I retrieve my equipment. The child has
a fever and wheezy cough. She sits quietly
on the chair while I examine her. I take an
immigration form and scrawl a prescrip-
tion for an antibiotic and ventolin syrup on
the back.


Big smiles all around, the immigration
lady stamps my exit form and wishes me a
bon voyage. "Come back soon," she says,
"I need a consultation, too, I have bad
headaches." I hand my checked bag back
to the airline agent and board the plane.
As the plane lifts off, I reflect on my
short trip. Thanks to the generosity of
others, on this trip I was able to stock a
clinic with meds and equipment, rebuild a
school and clinic and send a young man
to college. These will not be short term
projects; we will continue to support all
these projects for a long time. I know this
is true, not only because I have a 40-year


history in Haiti but also because these are
my neighbors and I have a document in
my bag with an official Haitian govern-
ment stamp that certifies this. I now have
a land base in Haiti and from this many
good 'tings will develop. I settle back into
my seat, gaze out at the dramatic moun-
tains of Haiti and realize that I am the
luckiest man alive.
Dr Binard wishes to thank the people
of Abaco for their generous ("t' ,itliri ,'.
that enable him to continue his projects in
Haiti. A special thanks to Marcus Bethel
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Ahn. Local Government at Work


Murphy Town Committee Nov. 1
By Mirella Santillo
The Murphy Town Committee monthly
meeting was held in the evening of No-
vember 1st at the Burial Society in Murphy
Town, the first meeting since August 23rd.
A quorum was reached early.
The meeting consisted of reviewing
several demands for assistance from com-
munity members in need. Following Glen
McDonald's objections about giving mon-
ey to people, it was decided that the Com-
mittee would grant limited assistance but
would refer the persons to Social Services.
Administrator Cephas Cooper concurred
with Mr. McDonald's objections and re-
minded the Committee members that the
government's grants and contributions
were not intended for personal use but for
the benefit of the entire community.
The most important topic of the meeting
concerned two projects already underway:
the construction of a community center
and the development of a seafront park,
Doris Bay, reserved for family entertain-
ment. The foundation for the community
center has been dug and the grounds along
Doris Bay have been cleared. The discus-
sion centered around the necessity to en-
close the land with poles. It was agreed
that ten poles would be enough. Mr. Mc-
Donald had already found poles at $125
each, a price that the committee members
thought a little high. It was decided to con-
tact BEC and check on the price the com-


pany would charge for the poles. Mr. Mc-
Donald agreed to follow-up on that matter.
After deliberation, the Committee
members agreed to grant its approval for
a take-out to be opened in town, provided
the building meets with the approval of the
Health Department.
Chairman Renardo Curry informed the
other members that he had already ap-
proached businesses to sponsor the build-
ing of the community center, among them
Abaco Block & Concrete. He was waiting
for answers to how much the businesses
would contribute.
He mentioned that he had received other
demands for assistance that will be dis-
cussed at the next meeting.
Central Abaco Licensing Board Nov. 4
By Timothy Roberts
The Central Abaco Licensing Board met
on November 4 to review applications for
clothing stores, sports bars and nightclub,
beauty salons, a takeaway and a grocery
store.
Audrey Alvarez submitted an applica-
tion to relocate A&A Grocery Store to the
space where Lowe's Pharmacy used to be.
The application was viewed favorably and
was approved pending Department Envi-
ronmental Health inspection.
An application for a takeaway on Crock-
ett Drive was reviewed. However, it was
noted that Environmental Health had not
inspected the site and the Board deferred
a decision until the health inspection was
received.
Chat and Chill's application for a Music
and Dance licence was approved with stip-
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An application for a nightclub called
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of locations on her license from B&L Plaza


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Funds for a harp was donated to the

National Sympathy Orchestra


Jennifer Hudson went to Nassau to Ca-
ble Bahamas headquarters on October 25
for the presentation of a cheque to the Ba-
hamas National Symphony Orchestra for
the purchase of a harp. Mrs. Hudson is
the Founder and President of The Bahamas
National Symphony Orchestra. Although
she now lives on Abaco, she travels back
to Nassau for events involving the orches-
tra and continues playing in all of its con-
certs.
Dr. Keith Wisdom of the Board of the
Cable Bahamas Cares Foundation pre-
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A harpist has been contacted in the United
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only play the harp until Bahamians are pro-
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The orchestra has performed in Marsh


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of Orchid Bay's development, consider
the potential jobs it creates adding that the
project will be built slowly and carefully
enough to mitigate environmental impacts.
Mr. Symonette said that there needs to be a
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(6:45am Union Jack Dock) 10:30 1:30 pm 3:30 or
Return 8 am 11:30 2:30 pm 4:45 holidays
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 nde
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 tnp $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 & Nassau Every Friday & Sunday, except holidays, under 4 Hour
Call 225-3376 or 366-4119 Adults $95 RT, $55 OW Call for car & truck rate
The Great Abaco Express Marsh Harbour bus for group tours Call 367-2165


Attractions
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 Black-
wood blue hole & sisal mill Cedar Harbour plantation ruins
need guide Hole-in- Wall lighthouse last mile very rough
road Abaco wild horses by appointment 367-4805 Bird
watching ask tourism 367-3067

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

Abaco Marinas Slips Fuel Phone
Green Turtle Cay
Bluff House ................45....... F......365-4200
Green Turtle Club ......32....... F......365-4271
Black Sound Marina...15................365-4531
Other Shore Club.......12....... F......365-4195
Abaco Yacht Service..10....... F......365-4033
Treasure Cay
Treasure Cay Marinal50 ...... F......365-8250
Man-O-War
Man-O-War Marina ...26....... F......365-6008
Marsh Harbour
Boat Harbour Marinal83....... 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 1 Oct 10

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

Bikes & Scooters Boats Cars &
Carts
Rentals Marsh Harbour
A & P Car Rentals .......................... 367-2655
B & B Boat Rentals.................... 367-7368
Bargain Car Rentals........................... 367-0500
Blue Wave Boat Rentals ...................367-3910
Concept Boat Rentals........................ 367-5570
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
Man-O-War
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


Section A


Page 27


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
Valentine Lightbourne
Ricky Burrows .... 366-4233
Marsh Harbour
Jody Albury ......... 375-8068
Sidney Albury...... 477-5996
Richard Albury..... 367-0367
Terrance Davis.... 367-4464
Buddy Pinder.......366-2163
Justin Sands ......367-3526
Danny Sawyer.....367-3577
Jay Sawyer ........367-3941


Man-O-War
David Albury .......365-6059
Crossing Rocks
Tony Russell .......366-3259
Cherokee
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


Restaurant Guide
Prices $ Low, $$ Moderate, $$$ Upper
(Based on dinner entree range)
+ Picnic tables & restroom only : Provides ride from
town
Marsh Harbour
Anglers.........................$$$ ....... ....367-2158
Blue M arlin .........................$ .............367-2002
Curly Tails ......................$$$ .............367-4444
G ino's.................................$ ......... 367-7272
Golden Grouper .............$ ...........367-2301
Island Cafe .........................$ ............. 367-6444
Jam ie's Place .....................$ .............367-2880
Jib Room .........................$$ .............367-2700
Kentucky Fried Chicken..................367-2615
Mandarin Chinese..............................367-0544
Mangoes ......................$$$ .............367-2366
P in a c le ............ ... ............. ... .... .. ...... ............
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 ................ $$ ..... .....366-0065
Sugar Shack ...................... $ .....+....366-0788
Little Harbour
Pete's Pub.............................. ....366-3503
Lubber's Quarter
Cracker P's............ ......... ..............366-3139
Man-O-War
Dock'n Dine ...................... ......... 365-6008
Hibiscus Cafe ................................. 365-6380
Island Treats Snack Bar.....................365-6501
Guana Cay
Grabbers ........................$$$ .............365-5133
Nippers ....................$$$ ............365-5143
Orchid Bay .....................$$$ ............265-5175
Treasure Cay
Florence's Cafe .................$
Coconuts......................
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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VOLUME 18 NUMBER 22 NOVEMBER 15th, 2010

Minister swears in Junior Councillors
A Junior Council is formed at Abaco Central High School
E By Samantha V. Evans
A pilot program called Local Govern-
.4 'ment Junior Council has been initiated by
Government to stimulate the interest of
youth in local government and national
politics. The program is being introduced
at two schools on Grand Bahama, one on
Andros, one on San Salvador, one on Ber-
ry Islands and Abaco Central High School.
The program is specifically for students in
grades 10, 11 and 12 to learn more about
local government and will run until April
2011. It will then be evaluated to see what
modifications need to be made before it is
introduced to all high schools
Nine persons are elected to become ju-
nior councillors for the remainder of the
school year. The student body needs to se-
lect persons who will do a good job. They
will sit in local government meetings and
come up with two projects they would like
to undertake.
Students interested in being involved
in the program were nominated at the end
of September. After five weeks of civics
government is initiating a pilot junior local government program in six high schools in the Ft,,It n Islands. Abaco Central training under the guidance of the able lo-
ool was chosen as one of the schools in this pilot program. Students wanting to run for office had to campaign. Then elec- cal coordinator Phillipa Farrington, the
e held on November 4 followed by their being sworn in on November 5. Minister of Local Government, the Hon. Byron students were well equipped to prepare and
was at the school for this ceremony. The nine students elected will form a Junior Council and will be responsible for two present their platforms to their peers.
one at their school and the other to benefit the community. 5/, ,ii, seated, are Phillipa Farrington, coordinator for the pro- November 1st was the start of a week
he school, Mr. Woodside, Administrator Cephas Cooper and Abaco education superintendent, Dr. Lenora Black. The nine of activities that would change the lives


successful candidates are Damara McIntosh, Kendice Murray, Brinique Bowleg, Klhadiah Stuart, Rashae Burrows, Aisha Jones,
Melik Moultrie, Paytan Stubbs and Alvonell Greene.


Please see School Page 19


Don't miss these events

Hope Town Box Cart Derby
November 27 Noon
Transportation provided to and from ferry dock

Green Turtle Cay Thanksgiving
November 25 Thanksgiving Dinner and Program
November 26 Golf Cart Parade and Fireworks
November 27 Family Fun Fair


Fire management

seminar is held


The Nature Conservancy conducted a fire management seminar on November 5 and 6.
Firemen, personnel from resorts, wardens from national parks, lumbering personnel
and staff from Friends of the Environment attended the lectures and the field work to
learn forestry management and fire prevention and control. The field work was con-
ducted at Spring City, Central Pines Estates and the Marsh Harbour airport. The large
group was divided into smaller groups to discuss various scenarios and their response
to the situations. See story on page 6.


Closed season for Nassau

grouper is announced
The Department of Marine Resources is landed must be done so with its head, tail
advises the public that the taking, landing, and skin intact.
processing and possessing of Nassau Grou- The Department of Marine Resources
per will be prohibited during the period 1st requests the cooperation of all fishermen
December, 2010 to 28th February, 2011 and the general public in this regard. Per-
throughout The Bahamas. Further that any sons found in violation of the above will
fish commonly known as "grouper" which be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.


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and offers free testing


Auskell Medical Clinic organized a Run / Walk competition in Hope Town on October
30. This was followed by free testing of blood pressure, glucose, cholesterol and he-
moglobin. Talks were given on iitdily living. Additionally, the participants received
informational literature. Those who participated in the Run / Walk received trophies.
See story on page 7.


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The swearing-in followed the election


By Samantha V. Evans
On Election Day, November 4th, the
candidates for Junior C ouncillors at Abaco
Central High School were excited as the
day they had been working hard for had
finally come. The students campaigned
for the week since their nomination. The
candidates were excited and some of them
even sought the assistance of fellow stu-
dents to campaign for them.
The students voted in three different
polling divisions. The grade 10 students
voted in polling division one, the grade
eleven students in polling division two
and the twelfth graders in polling division
three. The polls opened at 9:30 a.m. and
closed around 2 p.m. The candidates were
the first ones to vote followed by the other
students. After the polls closed, the count-
ing began. The candidates were given the


final results the following day.
Some of the candidates were very hum-
bled by the opportunity to take part in this
pilot program. In fact, one candidate stated
that she was humbled by the positive re-
sponses she received from students while
another was very touched by the love and
support received as a new student to the
island and school.
After all of the late nights preparing for
election day and the campaigning had end-
ed, the day finally came for the students to
learn who was successful in obtaining Ju-
nior Councillor seats. The official swear-
ing-in ceremony was held on Friday morn-
ing at the school. Present at the ceremony
was the Minister of Local Government, the
Hon. Byron Woodside with his team.
The moment the candidates were wait-
ing for finally came: the naming of the suc-


cessful Junior Councillors. They were Bri-
nique Bowleg of grade 12, Rashae Burrows
of grade 12, Alvonell Greene of grade 10,
Aisha Jones of grade 10, Damara McIn-
tosh of grade 11, Melik Moultrie of grade


10, Kendice Murray of grade 11, Khadijah
Stuart of grade 11, and Payton Stubbs of
grade 10. Each of the students gave a thank
Please see Election Page 4


hF ie 1th, 11th and 12th grade students of Abaco Central High School voted on Novem-
ber 4for nine junior councillors. The councillors will choose two projects that they will
have to do, one for the school and the other for the community. The program is to teach
students about how government works and to encourage students to be involved in their
community and eventually in government at both the local level and the national level.


The voting procedure for Junior Councillors was the same as m government elections.
Students in each polling division did a preliminary counting of votes. Shown here is an
adult poll worker calling out the names on each ballot. Then the ballots were sent to the
Chief Polling Officer, Dr. Lenora Black, for the official results.


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TREASURE CAY #4969
CANALFRONT HOME Fully furnished 3b/ 3b on
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#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 2. 10,560 sq. ft $90,000. Stan Sawyer
#5607 NEW LISTING Rock Point Lot 4 $320,000. Stan Sawyer
#5114 BEACH TOWNHOUSE 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 condo on marina with dock & boadift $489,000. Stan Sawyer
GUANA CAY
#4533 DOLPHIN BEACH ESTATES. Lot 68 HilltopView. $180,000. Bill Albury
#5121 Lot 32/32A 90' of waterfront with a dock $500,000. ane Patterson
#5237 PARADISE COVEWaterfront, dock plans included. $165,000. Kerry Sullivan
#5237 PARADISE COVE Waterfront, dock plans included. $165,000. Kerry Sullivan
#5237 PARADISE COVEWaterfront, dock plans included. $165,000. Kerry Sullivan
#5775 CRAWL BIGHT 7.3 acres Sea to Seawith I bed cottage. $2.2 mil.ChrisAlbury
#5 120 Lot 26 NEW USTING -Waterfront 22,000 sq.f.t $395,000. Jane Patterson
Lot C 10- NEW USTING Orchid Bay, waterfront.$366,000. Chris Albury
MAN-O-WAR CAY
#5773 Low Overhead Renovated I bed/I bath with bunkroom.$250,000. Chris Albury
#5353 Aurora Cottage -Well built 2 bed/2 bath steps to beach. US$385,000. ChrisAlbury


#5053 GREAT CISTERN 3 bed/2.5 bath, Sea ofAbaco waterfront. $1,500/mo.
#5055 EASTERN SHORES 4 bed/4 bath with pool and shared dock $4.000/mo.
#4986 HIGH ROCKSThe Chalet 3 bed/2 bath home. $3,400/mo.Water view, generator.
includes Ibed Ibath apartment subletting is allowed with restrictions.
#4983 HIGH ROCKS Yellow Elder 3 bed 2 bath home. Waterfront & generator. $3,000/mo.
HIGH ROCKS Seamagine 2 bed 2 bath duplex.Waterviews $1.800/mo.
HIGH ROCKS Seamagine 2 bed I bath duplex. Waterviews $1,100/mo.

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School election followed rules of national elections


Election From Page 2
you speech including the two unsuccessful
candidates. The school prefects then sang
a dynamic school song written by Principal
Jones which was an upbeat song of school
pride.
The Minister spoke to the students say-
ing how moved and inspired he is by the
students of the Abaco Central High School.
These students have renewed his faith in
youth. Being on Abaco had affirmed for
him that all is not lost with the youth. They
have affirmed that the youth are the future
and they are being well prepared. The spir-
it and excitement displayed by these young
people was explosive.
He told the Junior Councillors that lead-


uiciait aullot oxes were usea at Aoaco
Central High School for the election of
Junior Councillors. This student is com-
pleting her voting process. The candidates
took their campaign seriously handing
out flyers, putting up posters, had t-shirts
made and even had buttons and banners.


ership is a great responsibility and that
they are now challenged to rise to the oc-
casion to deliver the platforms they have
presented.
Min. Woodside stated that he entered
politics for three reasons: to serve his
country, to fulfill what he believes is his
calling and to leave an inheritance for his
great-grandchildren. He encouraged the
leaders to continue believing in self and
live out the purpose that God has put in
them. He hopes to hear their names again
in the not too distant future in some other
great way or doing some other great work.
After his presentation, each of the Ju-
nior Councillors was sworn into office,
made the oath of office and received their
certificate as Junior Councillors.
Several officials spoke to the students,
encouraging them and exhorting them to
do a good job. Chief Councillor, Cubell
Davis, spoke on behalf of the Central Ab-
aco District Council and pledged $1500
towards the first project of the junior coun-
cillors.
Dr. Lenora Black told the candidates
that they must represent their school,
country, community, and district well.
She explained that the electoral process
she observed the previous day gave the
youth a great understanding of the voting
process. Dr. Black charged the councillors
to remember their platforms after they are
sworn in, to remember those who support-
ed them and work together. She requested
that the two students who were unsuccess-
ful be allowed to remain closely associated
with the nine junior councillors and given
observer status.
Edison Key, MP for South Abaco, stat-
ed that these young people have made them
all proud and it is clear they have been
called to serve. They have been successful-


ly elected by their peers. Therefore, they
owe it to them to serve well, with integ-
rity, honesty and enthusiasm. He told the
councillors that their success in this office
will determine if they will move to the next
level of service. He further told them that
they have a wonderful opportunity to work
with and observe seasoned councillors so
they must make the best of it.
Administrator Cephas Cooper stated
that he is so impressed with the students
as he had watched the election process the
previous day. He is proud of all of them
and has faith that the nine elected candi-


dates will represent well. He added that
where these students go depends on their
drive and motivation. The success of their
two projects depends on them.
Principal Jones stated that this is a mile-
stone in the life of this school. He stated
that three words he loves to use are new,
first and milestone and all three words can
be used to describe this occasion.
Phillipa Farrington has observed the ju-
nior councillors for the past five weeks and
can attest to their passion. She hopes that
this same passion will continue as they be-
gin to serve with integrity.


After the election for the junior council at Abaco Central High School, each of the elected
councillors and the two who were not elected gave thank you speeches to their class-
mates. The whole election process duplicated the national election procedures.


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Sunrise Bay Lot 12 13,266 sq. ft. Hilltop 8238,000
Sweetings Village Lot 45 "UNDER CONTRACT" 8 47,500
Sweetings Village Lot 54 & 56 $125,000
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New commercial 2.05 acres next to Maxwell's $245,000
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SOUTH ABACO
Casuarina Point Lots 90 & 91
B.P.S. Lots 5 & 6 Sec 4
Schooner Bay Estates "UNDER CONTRACT"
Yellow Wood Cottage
Bahama Palm Shores one acre 100' beach
NORTH ABACO
Bahama Coral Island
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Treasure Cay Lot #8 Block 190
Treasure Cay Lot #9 Block 190
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November 15, 2010 The Abaconian Section B Page 5


Marcellus Roberts Everett Pinder
Broker 1 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


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

3. THE COTTAGES
Now the newest oceanfront development
on Treasure Cay beach comprising 10
individual luxury units
Starting at $595,000 + 12% closing
4. BAHAMA BEACH CLUB
Luxury condominium project on Treasure
Cay Beach. 3 bed / 3 bath / Den / Lanai / on-
site pool and many other features
Starting at $907,500 Plus 14% closing
5. ROYAL POINCIANA TOWNHOUSES
On-site pool and tennis, newly completed
luxury townhouse units directly on
Treaure Cay each totalling 3 bed/4 1/2
baths plus loft bedroom/den
Ground floor garage, 2 bed/2 bath with
ocean front patio
First floor open concept living / dining/
kitchen plus master bedroom suite, all
ocean views with patio/ balcony
Loft bedroom/ den with ocean view
MLS $2,075,000 + 7.5% Closing
6. PALM BAY DEVELOPMENT
"Palm Bay" Unit #3 4 bed/ 31V bath fully fur
nished Town House with garage and boat
slip with 20' beam. Located at Palm Bay
Development 2,000 +/- sq. ft.
$856,250 EXC + 7.5%

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


"NEW" STORAGE UNITS, centrally located in
Treasure Cay town centre. Storage units come
in assorted sizes for boats, cars, golf carts and
"stuff." EXC. Starting at $25,000 FGS
STORAGE / GARAr '" 1' 6" deep, 11'
8" wide UNOD sale at the low
price, CON RA -
MARINA VIEW VILLA
Recently completed delightful villa with great
marina view and access. Modern 2 bed/ 2
bath CBS fully furnished home, 1020 sq.
ft. plus porches and garden area. Must see to
appreciate. FGS $479,000 EXC
TREASURE LANDING
Unit #4 Upstairs 3 bed/2bath fully furnished,
direct beach access. Good rental investment
EXC. $334,825 + 7.5%
MARINER'S COVE
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
ROYAL PALM
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
TREASURE HOUSE
Ocean front luxury octagonal units with lagoon/
pool/waterfall. Good rental potential.
Unit #7 Two storey 2 bed/ 2 bath home.
MLS $449,500 + 7.5% closing
BAHAMA BEACH CLUB
Resale condos available in first completed project.
Ready to go. Both units never rented but definite
potential. MUST SEE PROPERTIES.
Downstairs unit 3 bed / 2 bath with den/
optional 4th bed. Completely and tastefully
furnished with many extra features including
garage and Ford Taurus $742,000 + 14%
ATLANTIS
Canal front condo with on-site pool. Bldg 4,
ground level, 2 bed 2 bath, emaculate condi
tion. 12' wide boat slip. $449,184 + 8.5%
closing costs

"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%


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


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


WINDWARD BEACH ESTATES
"Dream Point" Special CBS split level home
located on a corner lot near "The Point" with
two choices of direct beach access. Upper
level has master bedroom with ensuite bath
plus two guest bedrooms and bath. On the
split level there is the main entry into a large
open living/dining area, modern well
equipped kitchen. All rooms open onto a
wrap-around partially covered deck overlook
ing the garden. Ground level has an extra
large garage/ workshop with lots of storage.
EXC. $996,300 FGS
POTENTIAL DEVELOPMENT PROPERTY
6.667 acres on the highway between Treasure
Cay Resort and Treasure Cay airport. Running
from highway north to the sea of Abaco. 180'
on 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
VACANT LOTS AVAILABLE
Ocean front properties
Casuarina Beach/Ocean Blvd.
Sand Piper Beach
Canal Front Beginning at $350,000 FGS
Rock Point Waterfront, bulkheaded
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Golf Course / Interior
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The Abaconian Section B Page 5









Fire Management was topic of seminar


By Timothy Roberts
The Nature Conservancy, in coordina-
tion with the Bahamas National Trust and
Friends of the Environment, conducted a
seminar on fire management in the Wild-
land Urban Interface to educate community
firefighters and interested persons on how
to assess and manage forest fires, espe-
cially in circumstances where homes are
threatened.
Chris Bergh, Director of Coastal and
Marine Resilience at The Conservancy's
Florida Keys office, introduced a group of
experts in forestry management and pre-
scribed or controlled burning to share on
the subjects of fire management and opera-
tions, sizing up situations, strategy an ac-
tion plans, setting up a triage or priority


management tactics and safety.
Volunteer firefighters from across Ab-
aco, along with firemen from the airport
and Police Department as well as persons
with vested interests in larger properties
including Schooner Bay, Winding Bay and
Baker's Bay were invited to this seminar
held on November 5 and 6. The seminar
consisted of a two-hour lecture and a day
of field-related activities.
Mr. Bergh said the Florida Keys and
Abaco share many similar qualities in the
rock land pine forests and this program is
based on a similar one conducted in the
Keys.
Bringing perspective to the importance
of managing our forest resources, Mr.
Bergh said they have about 2000 acres of


rock land pine forest in the Keys, and the
largest forest of this kind in the U.S. is
found in the Everglades at 20,000 acres.
The Bahamas, he said, has 350,000 acres
of rock-land pine forests.
Prescribed or controlled burning is a tool
used by forestry agents to reduce or elimi-
nate fuel such as bracken fern on the forest
floor and is useful in mitigating fire hazards
to homes that are built in close proximity
to them. The Caribbean Pine tree found on
Abaco and other islands in The Bahamas
thrive and propagate through fires.
On Saturday the participants were given
field exercises to help them understand
the practical application of the techniques
and tactics learned from the lectures. They


were split into groups of four and each giv-
en scenarios to analyze and make a plan of
action. The group conducted similar rou-
tines in Spring City and the Marsh Harbour
International Airport.
The group was given a hands-on dem-
onstration on how to use a slip-on engine
(an engine and tank that can be slipped on
to the back of a truck and used for putting
out spot fires) and learned how a fire tank-
er works. The slip-on engine was donated
through The Nature Conservancy.
While at present prescribed burning is il-
legal, the new Forestry Act has provisions
for it which will come into effect in early
2011.


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The fire management seminar began with classroom instruction before the field work.
Normally these seminars would have controlled fire bums. But at present the law pro-
hibits controlled burns. Instructing the group ofZachary Prosah, Florida Fire Manager.


The group attending the seminar hosted by The Nature Conservancy were presented with
several scenarios that they had to consider. Then the group would discuss various courses
of action. Here they are in Spring City that is surrounded by pine woods. Since equipment
is limited, strategies have to thought out to save the most important structures when fire
threatens. The group included Bahamas National Trust wardens from several islands as
well as Abaco people involved when fire threatens. In the foreground is Chris Bergh of
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Auskell Holds Health Fair in Hope Town


By Jennifer Hudson
The Auskell Medical Clinic, in its con-
tinued efforts to reach out into the com-
munity, conducted a Health Fair and Fun
Run Walk in the park at Hope Town on
October 30th. Joining Auskell Medical in
sponsoring the event were Baptist Medical,
represented by Rose Rahming, Hope Town
Clinic and the Concerned Citizens Watch
of Hope Town.
The event began with the 2010 Second
Annual Fun Run Walk over a two and a
half mile distance from the upper public
dock to the T junction. Approximately 35


persons participated and funds raised from
the registration fees were earmarked for
work by the Concerned Citizens Group in
the community. One of its goals is to raise
money to build an apartment for the nurse
to live in above the clinic building that is
under renovation.
Trophies and ribbons for all categories
were presented. The winners in the differ-
ent categories were as follows:
7 and under
1. India Kemp, 2. Stella Higgs, 3. Nicho-
las Williams
8 12 years


Trust donates to Friends


The Bahamas Nation-
al Trust has donated
rope for the mainte-
nance of moorings at
sensitive areas in the
Pelican Cay Land
and Sea Park and
other areas with ex-
tensive reefs. These
include the north
end of Guana Cay
and the Fowl Cays.
The moorings are for
boats to use to keep
them from anchor-
ing on coral which
is very destructive to
the coral. Friends of
the Environment has
placed these moor-
ings but the lines and
hardware have to be
replaced as they be-
come worn. iwinll
is Warden David
Knowles with the
Trust donating the
rope to Cha Boyce,
board member with
Friends


1.Tatiana Berman, 2.Lily Higgs, 3.Rashad
Charles
13 16 years
1.Netanya Sweeting, 2.Payton Stubbs.
17 25 years
1.Linda Santi, 2. Candace Trembley
26 40 years
1.Hermonette Joseph, 2. Canishka Alex-
ander 3. Yvette Albury
41 -45 years
1.Wanda Mackey, 2. Wilma Kemp, 3.
Danny Trembley
56 69 years
1.Tricia Elden 2. Suzanne Bethel
70 and over
1. Lucille Russell, 2. Dr. Biney
Baptist Health gave extra awards in the
more senior categories and Lucille Russell
was especially congratulated for not only
completing the walk but coming in first at
age 74 years.
In excess of 100 people attended the
health fair to take advantage of the many
testing services offered and to hear about
where the various offshore medical institu-
tions are willing to take them for treatment
not available on Abaco and hear what their
goals are for Abaco in the future. Free
blood pressure and glucose testing was


done by Nurse Sands of the Hope Town
Clinic while, in addition to those tests, the
Auskell Medical Clinic did free cholester-
ol and hemoglobin testing.
Janette Martin-Isaacs, a Registered
Nurse, coach and personal trainer gave a
very well received presentation on Well-
ness. She focused on lifestyle illnesses and
the benefits of regular fitness activities.
This was followed by a fitness demonstra-
tion using exercise balls and stretch bands.
Fifteen-minute free stress massages were
enjoyed by many who attended.
Also on hand was Glennett McKinney,
Speech Pathologist from Freeport, who
will be making regular visits to the Aus-
kell Clinic for consultations.
Persons who attended the health fair
not only got the chance to see how well
their bodies are functioning by the various
free tests offered, they also received much
valuable information on keeping their bod-
ies fit and well and went away armed with
many quality give-aways such as stress
balls, pens and breast cancer awareness
wrist bands.
The presenters at the Health Fair were
very pleased and impressed with the inter-
est shown by the participants.


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School News


Super Wednesday
By Mirella Santillo
Education and celebration, such were
the dual purposes of this year's Super
Wednesday, October 27th, at Abaco Cen-
tral High School. No classes were held,
but it was a day of practical lessons taught
by members of the community: a pastor,
a nurse, a social worker and a policeman.
The super day concept was created three
years ago as a day of practical learning,
of gathering and fun. Overcoming Goliath
was the theme of this Super Wednesday.


Super Wednesday was organized and
coordinated by Guidance Counselor Kim-
berley Rahming, who enrolled teachers
and students to make it a special event. The
first hour was devoted to worship through
prayers and singing under the leadership
of teachers Agatha Simms, Stacia Pitt and
Princess Williams.
Pastor Deion Gibson addressed the topic
talking about his sometimes out-of-control
youth, advising the students not to do what
he had done but to try to overcome their
"Goliaths." The three giants to overcome
in someone's life were idolatry, immoral-


Students clean around their school


Fifty Junior Anchors and Discovery Club members of Central Abaco Primary School
took part in the Friends of the Environment cleanup campaign on October 20. Since the
school is located in the Central Pines community, the students cleaned the area di,c, di
surrounding the school and along Forest Drive. Some of the groups even picked up trash
from side streets in the surrounding areas. As a result of their efforts, more than 10 large
bags of trash were collected. Accompanying the students were the leaders of both clubs:
Anastasia Dawkins and Neulessa Major.







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ity and violence. He elaborated on each
topic and when speaking about violence,
he approached the subject of the relation-
ships between Bahamian and Haitian stu-
dents, asking the students to put their dif-
ferences aside.
Traneka Williams, a registered nurse
and midwife, carried a basket of fruits as a
hint of the "healthy life style" she wanted
the group to adopt. Her advice on how to
stay fit for life addressed diet, exercise and
the avoidance of addictive substances. She
dwelled on the food issue, recommending a
diet of whole grains, vegetables and fruits
especially local fruits. Exercise and control
your weight, she insisted. "Prevention is
better than cure. A healthy life style will
help you grow up free of chronic diseases,
such as diabetes and heart disease," she
advocated.
Kimrice Miller with the Department of
Social Services enlightened the assembly
on the role of Social Services in the com-
munity. Its role is to provide empower-
ment, protection, team building and to help
people experiencing problems and outlined
the various assistance programs. Social
Services provides rehabilitation services
and counseling especially for younger peo-
ple referred by schools or parents.
Detective Johnson talked to the students
about "law abiding citizens." He detailed
the duties of a citizen, among these to re-
spect the law and report illegal activities.


He approached the subject of gang vio-
lence and warned about bullying. He also
talked about the various career possibilities
offered within the Police Force, planting
the seed of a possible career in law en-
forcement.
After lunch the students performed with
individual students singing and rapping.
The finale was a dance performance by
Shavaze McIntosh, Michael Jackson style.
St. Francis de Sales
awards top students
By Canishka Alexander
Students of St. Francis de Sales School
were honoured in two separate awards cer-
emonies on October 29. The first to take
place was the primary school ceremony.
The students were awarded for numerous
accomplishments as Shanals Johnson, se-
nior mistress, called them to receive their
awards from their former teachers.
That afternoon the awards ceremony for
the high school students took place. Special
awards were given to Octavia Dean-McIn-
tosh, the 2009 Elmira College Scholarship
recipient who won a $30,000 scholarship
for producing one of the top three essays;
Marie Ajero, the first place winner of the
Ministry of Tourism's Chock Competition;
and Sebastian Andrews, the first place in-

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event began with the students meeting at M&R Food Store. Rainbow Pilot Club members
took them to various sections of the community where they knocked on doors seeking non-
perishable goods which will be given out to seniors in the community for the Christmas
holiday. Organizer of the event, Neulessa Major, stated that the event is always a great
success and expressed gratitude to those residents who gave so graciously. The Anchors
participating were from Abaco Central High School, St. Francis de Sales and the Junior
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The Abaconian Section B Page 9


Lumbering operation may begin a new industry


By Timothy Roberts
A new sawmill operation appears set
to take advantage of the Abaco pine once
again, not for dimensional lumber (such as
two-by-fours), but rather to create finished
wood products like wood flooring, wall
paneling and crown molding.
Rob Roman, CEO of Lindar Industries
Ltd, says he is currently waiting on final
approvals by the Ministry of the Environ-
ment as that ministry will be setting in
place the regulations by which his business
will be governed under the Forestry Act.
The Ministry will regulate what areas the
company will be allowed to harvest. He
plans, at that time, to hold a town meeting
to speak to the community about his busi-
ness and answer any questions the public
may have.
Mr. Roman hopes that all his necessary
permissions will be ready by December.
Bahamas Agricultural and Industrial Cor-
poration has granted Lindar 20 acres on the
farm road south of Snake Cay. He expects
to employ about 10 persons initially. He
suspects there will be further opportuni-
ties for individuals and businesses to ben-
efit through trucking, cutting, value-added
manufacturing and more.
He would like to see his business devel-
op and expand its products to include cabi-
net doors and wooden doors for homes but
would also like to encourage other busi-
nesses to get involved and do value-added
manufacturing themselves.
The company's intentions are to selec-
tively harvest pines that are no less than
seven inches in diameter four feet above


ground, not to clear-cut large areas of
land. It will consider other trees as time
goes on, such as exotics, semi-hardwood,
hardwood and deciduous trees.
Mr. Roman will be seeking permission
to retrieve downed trees from other islands
that are clearing the land for use anyway.
The company would ship them to Abaco to
mill them here.
Mr. Roman gained insight and interest
in the industry while he was a contractor
and consultant for a Canadian sawmill
company. He is married to a Bahamian
and has lived in Nassau for the last 10
years.
His other business, Infrastructure Ba-
hamas, helped create the infrastructure
for Serenity Point and was also contract-
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pulpwood operation on Abaco. Because of the terrain, it was not possible to replant that
is normally done elsewhere to allow for the regrowth of the forest. However, the company
went through the forest marking the five healthiest trees per acre. These were left as seed
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ternational winner of the Ministry of Tour-
ism's Caribbean Poster Competition. Se-
bastian was awarded a $1,500 cash prize
and the school received $1,500 in cash.
Eight students received medals for pass-
ing their BJC subjects with a C or above
mark. They were Antonua Nottage, Cha-
rese Kemp, Alexandria McIntosh, Floyd
Johnson, Royce Archer, Keith McDonald,
Jake Consulta and Jaleel Simmons.
Also receiving a special award was Sher-
lycia McKenzie, the first place winner of
the Tourism National Poster Competition
for the Spanish Cadets. Ranisha Newbold
and Jessica Knowles were the first place
winners of the Abaco District Mathematics
Competition. Placing first in the Depart-
ment of Social Services Abaco District Es-
say Competition were Joshua Archer, the
first place winner in the primary school;
and Shanae Knowles, the first place high
school winner.
Quitel Charlton, Octavia Dean-McIn-
tosh and Vashon Robins placed first in the
Abaco District Debate Competition, and
Charlton and Dean-McIntosh were also
the winners in the Abaco District Junior
Achievement Speech Competition.


Johnson congratulated all students and
encouraged them to work even harder as
they move forward in the 2010-2011 aca-
demic year.
Educators attend a
two-day workshop
By Samantha V. Evans
Educators of both primary and high
schools from the government schools at-
tended a two-day workshop on October
25-26. Teachers and administrators met
at St. Andrews Methodist Church Hall in
Dundas Town for the professional devel-
opment seminar.
Before the workshop sessions began,
Rev. Marie Neily, the new pastor of St.
Andrews Methodist Church, brought a
motivational message telling the teachers
that educating children is a calling that no
one can adequately pay them for. They
must perform their duties with excellence.
Teaching is not an easy job but one that
calls for them to be passionate. She stated
that children are impressionable so teach-
ers must set the right examples.
Presenter Roberta Lindsay gave an
overview of writing skills. As the head
marker of the GLAT national examination
and a writer for the GLAT writing section,


she has seen many inconsistencies in the
writing of students. She encouraged teach-
ers to provide more activities to assist the
students with writing and to teach them the
writing process. Their classrooms should
be creative environments for learning that
encourage students to read.
Presenter George Mills, head marker
for the math section of GLAT, gave an
overview of the math difficulties as seen
on the GLAT exams. Many teachers teach
according to the math text rather than teach
topics. He further encouraged teachers not
to rush over topics but give each topic suf-
ficient teaching time.
Also presenting was Ronnie Henderson,
head social studies marker for the GLAT
exam. She too went over deficiencies in
this subject area and gave teachers tips on
how to better teach the students. Teach-
ers must be prepared to work together if
students are to obtain better scores. Many
questions on the GLAT exams come from
all of these grade levels so all teachers
must now take responsibility for prepar-
ing the students. Mrs. Henderson gave the
teachers many creative strategies to make
teaching social studies fun and exciting.
She spoke about integrating social studies
with other subjects.


S.C. Bootle holds
teacher workshop
By Canishka Alexander
According to Principal Huel Moss Jr.,
S.C. Bootle High School was the venue
for a school-based workshop, which took
place on October 26. The educational ven-
ture began with a presentation by Char-
lamae Fernander, assistant director of the
Department of Social Services, who spoke
on The Role of the Teacher as it relates to
the New Child Protection Act.
After undergoing a number of amend-
ments, Ms. Fernander explained that the new
Act came into effect in 2009. She educated
the administration and staff on various parts
of the Act. She also spoke at length on foster
parenting and on the importance of report-
ing child abuse to the relevant authorities. By
the end of the session, the teachers were well
aware of what the Act is all about.
A team from Scotiabank's Marsh Har-
bour branch, Manager Matthew Sawyer,
and Katrina Adderley and Chervain Stu-
art, both Personal Banking Officers, talked
about Personal Financial Excellence in
Clitllciig Times. They explained the ad-

Please see School Page 11


Forest Heights Wins Grade 8 Spelling Bee


On October 29th 10 students took part in the grade eight Spelling Bee held at the Church
of Christ in Marsh Harbour. Emerging as the winner was Sujith Swarna of Forest
Heights Academy. In second place was Dearsharay Brown from S.C. Bootle and third
place Travaughn Nicholls ofAbaco Central High School. They are shown with Education
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vantages of having a savings account and
how this can be set up. Detailed explana-
tions were given about the lending system
and how beneficial it is along with tips on
how to reduce and stay out of debt.
Mr. Moss said that the team expertly re-
sponded to questions fielded by the partici-
pants, and those in attendance were given
Scotia Bank "goodies."
"All in all, the day proved to be very
productive," Mr. Moss admitted.
S.C. Bootle students
do well in spelling bee
By Canishka Alexander
Less than a month after placing sec-


ond and third in the annual District Spell-
ing Bee, S.C. Bootle students represented
their school again in the 8th Grade Spelling
Bee on October 29 at the Marsh Harbour
Church of Christ. According to Huel Moss
Jr., principal, the school had the same
spelling team that had represented them
before on October 5 at St. Andrews Meth-
odist Church Hall.
"This time around, they placed second,
fourth and fifth. Congratulations to Dear-
sharay Brown, who placed second, Chel-
sea Ramotar and Johnlee McIntosh. Coach
Lynette Cooper says the girls have worked
consistently hard during this their last op-
portunity in the competition. Well done,
Dynamic Dolphins," Moss extolled.
He explained that S.C. Bootle has won
two of the District Spelling Bees in the


last three years, so he already had high
expectations for the team. However, even
though the team did not win this year's
competition, Mr. Moss is still satisfied
with their latest accomplishment.
Two students attend
Island School
By Molly McIntosh
Two Abaco students were accepted
into the rigorous program at the Island
School in Cape Eleuthera and have been
there since the semester began in August
of 2010. Aly Boyce from Marsh Harbour
is an llth grade honor roll student at For-
est Heights Academy. Chamon McIntosh


from Green Turtle Cay is a 2010 graduate
of Forest Heights Academy. Chamon and
Aly are two of 47 students attending the
Island School for this fall semester.
They live, eat, study and explore on a
campus that depends on solar and wind
power, rain collection for water and bio-
diesel for transportation. Both are involved
in research projects that have a true impact
on them and on life in the islands even after
they are out of the school.
Both Chamon and Aly are certified scuba
divers and spend a lot of time preparing for

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very well. 5/wi ,1 are the 8th grade students who did very well in the Abaco-wide Spelling
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either the 13-mile marathon run or swim-
ming four miles in the open ocean. Lots of


Aly Boyce, far left, is spending her fall term a
Island School on Eleuthera. She is shown w
research group on a shark research expediti


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Turtle Cay is on the left.


physical activity mixed with lots of study-
ing and time spent mentoring and assisting
at the Deep Creek Middle School. Upon
their return, Aly will finish 11th grade at
Forest Heights and Chamon will be-
gin an internship with Friends of the
Environment in Marsh Harbour.
Two Christian
ministers visit
schools
By Samantha V. Evans
On November 2nd Bruce Heff-
It the ner, his wife Deb along with Edison
'ith a and Eunice Pinder from Pennsylva-
on. nia visited several Abaco schools
to speak to
kids about
God through
S - _- music, magic
and the spo-
ken word.
Bruce played
the trumpet,
Deb led the
Singing and
Edison per-
formed a mag-
ic show and
spoke to them
about being a
good person.
They visited
schools in the
north on their
first day, then
fall semester of school atfirst day, then
teaches preservation of the
'hamon McIntosh of Green Turtle Cay
where they
performed a


concert. The next day they visited Central
Abaco Primary and later that night they
performed a concert on Man-O-War Cay.
Later they visited Sandy Point, Crossing
Rocks, St. Francis de Sales and Agape
Christian School. Both the Pinders and


Heffners are in full time ministry and trav-
el extensively spreading the Gospel of Je-
sus Christ. The Heffners live on Cat Island
and run the Sonlight Boat Ministry. The
Pinders are from Pennsylvania.


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1 South Abaco News


Cherokee Sound
By Lee Pinder
New hut by the Long Dock
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have a comfortable place to sit and relax
by the Long Dock. Trevor Sawyer and his
crew are erecting a new solid gazebo-type
hut where people can sit and enjoy the cool
breezes and appreciate the beautiful co-
lours of the waters as the tides come and go
at everyone's favourite spot in Cherokee.
This new hut is being paid for by some
very special friends of Cherokee for us all
to enjoy.
What a Catch!
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was caught just at sunset off the Long Dock
at Cherokee Sound on a handline with a


piece of conch as bait. Young Pete Da-
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school chums were relaxing and watching
a beautiful sunset when this illusive bone-
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didn't get a chance to weigh him before
they returned him to the shallow waters
around the pier, but he looked to be around
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All Hallows Eve
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got together with many of Cherokee's resi-
dents for a Costume Party and Dinner on
All Hallows Eve, October 30th. Most of
the costumes depicted animals or people
out of The Bible. I saw angels and a dove, a


whale and a soldier, a king and a Leopard,
a bee and a ladybug, in other words, all
kinds of outfits. The weather was delight-
ful and parents and neighbours sat around
chatting and having a good time. There
were games and candy for the young ones
and a fun time was had by all.
School News
Cherokee Primary School will be hav-
ing a cake and pie raffle sale to raise
some money for up coming field trips for
the students. They will also be hosting a
Thanksgiving luncheon for Cherokee's
Senior Citizens at the end of this month.
The following students were honoured
at the Youth Awards Ceremony in Octo-
ber. In the lower grades: Britney Weath-
erford and Robbie Weatherford
In the higher grades: Juliet Weather-
ford, Brianna Sweeting, Stevie Jonnson


and Branden Sands
Church has Missionary
Meeting and Auction
On November 6th and 7th Epworth Cha-
pel held its annual Missionary Meeting and
Auction. The weather was beautiful and
the turnout was good. Everyone enjoyed
the day. Traditionally the Manse's back
porch is used as a stage and bidders are
seated in the yard or on the wall of the
church building and they bid for the vari-
ous items donated. There was homemade
ice cream and hot conch fritters made right
in the kitchen along with local jams and
jellys, pies and cakes, fresh fruits and veg-
etables and even plants and always a cou-

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Church holds Monica
Adderley Fun/run/walk
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The Anglican Church Women's Group
of St. John the Baptist Anglican Church in
Marsh Harbour held a Fun Run Walk on
October 23rd. Although a health walk is
an annual event on their calendar, this was
the first time they organized it as a fund
raiser, and it was their biggest ever. It was
held during the month of October as that is
Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the
organizers are very aware of how this dis-
ease is affecting many women.
"We are very aware of the great work of
the Abaco Cancer Society in assisting can-


The Anglican Church Women's group held its
the Baptist Anglican Church Fun Run Walk on
year the event raised money for the benefit c
51,S/i are Rev. Johnson, Rector of St. John
glican Church, Lauren Curry, winner in Jun.
Ruth Flowers, Anglican Church Women's Pr


cer sufferers with airfares, mammogram
screenings and in some cases even medi-
cations," said Valerie Dean, one of the
organizers, so part of the proceeds were
donated to the Abaco Cancer Society. The
walk was named in honour of Monica Ad-
derley, a member of the Women's Group
who is a breast cancer survivor.
Over 100 persons walked the route from
Crossing Beach to the Parish Hall where
they met for a pep rally. Mrs. Adderley,
a four and a half year breast cancer survi-
vor; Jo-Ann Bradley, a two-year survivor;
and Nadeen Beneby, a 16-year survivor;
all talked about their fight with the disease
and their victory over it.
The theme for the event was Early De-
tection Is the Key and much information
was given out not only
in the talks but also in
some very detailed and
informative handouts
on how to detect the
disease early. If it is
detected early as a very
A tiny lump, the disease
is much more treatable
than if left until the
,,'" '' lump is larger.

very pleased with the
i number of people who
supported the event.
"Lots of churches
John came to support and
s annual St. John
several pastors and
n October 3. This their wives. We are
their wives. We are
f cancer victims.
Sthe Baptist very grateful to all of
n the Baptist An-
io categ and our sponsors who were
or categextremely generous. I
resident.


would like to say a big thank you particu-
larly on behalf of our rector, Mrs. Johnson
and the Anglican Church Women's Presi-
dent, Ruth Flowers," stated spokeswoman
Ms. Dean.
Seventh Day Adventist
Church holds concert
By Jennifer Hudson
A concert featuring Christian musi-
cal talent of the church's sanctuary choir,
soloists and guest artists was presented at
the Marsh Harbour Seventh Day Adventist
Church on October 30th. The goal of the
concert was to raise funds for the church's
Soup Kitchen. The second Thursday of
each month a team of individuals donates
its time to prepare hot meals to be deliv-
ered to persons on the community needs'
list as well as sick and shut-in members.
Guest choir was the Hillview Seventh


Day Adventist Youth Choir from Nassau.
This choir of approximately 35 very tal-
ented young men and women thrilled the
audience with several varied selections
ranging from the more traditional Chris-
tian songs to ethnic songs sung in Swahili.
The choir was extremely well drilled and
its beautiful tight harmonies were thrilling.
Other performers during the evening in-
cluded the Jes'us Group, the Salem Men's
Group, the Marsh Harbour Seventh Day
Adventist Choir and several soloists. Fol-
lowing the finale by the Hillview Youth
Choir, Pastor Joseph, Pastor of Hillview
Church, had special words for the youth
in the audience whom he asked to come
forward for special prayers. The church
was packed for the occasion and several

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offerings were taken for the work of the
Soup Kitchen.
MH Gospel Chapel
celebrates 50th years
By Jennifer Hudson
On November 7 the Marsh Harbour
Gospel Chapel celebrated 50 years of ser-
vice to the Lord in a service of thanksgiv-
ing in the Grace Gym. A ten-minute slide
show was presented showing many of the
varied activities of the church since its in-
ception to the present day. These included
such events as baptisms, tent meetings, re-


vival services, beach parties and profiles of
some church members.
A prayer of thanksgiving was offered by
Chris Sawyer and the Marsh Harbour Gos-
pel choir presented several items through-
out the service. Pastor David Cartwright
gave a history of the church and then in-
vited several church ministers to bring
remarks. These included Pastor Stephen
Knowles, President of the Christian Coun-
cil, Pastor Williams of Bethany Gospel
Chapel, Mr. John Hudson of the Kirk of
the Pines Presbyterian Church and an El-
der from the Believers Gospel Chapel in
Nassau.
A chorus time was led by Pastor Cart-


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wright's son, Andrew, and his son-in-law,
Troy Albury sang a solo. A message on the
subject of Faithfulness was presented by
Gurth Roberts, who was a member of the
Marsh Harbour Gospel Chapel for 25 years
and now resides on Green Turtle Cay.
Following the service of thanksgiving, a
banquet of sumptuous food was beautifully
laid out on tables adorned with candles and
flowers.
Many people were expected to attend
this anniversary service but numbers were
low due to the tragic shooting accident that
occurred prior to the service. Many per-
sons who would have attended were gath-
ered at the Marsh Harbour Government
Clinic to console family members of the
deceased.


Strong Tower
celebrates 11 years
By Samantha V. Evans
Pastor Stephen Knowles and the Strong
Tower family celebrated 11 years of ser-
vice to God on October 30th at the church
in Dundas Town. Many pastors from
Abaco, Nassau, Andros and San Salvador
were present to celebrate this occasion.
The speaker for the anniversary ser-
vice was Pastor Dr. Deanza Cunningham
of Christ Community Church in Nassau.
He stated that the church is responsible for
reaching the people in three ways: touch-
ing them emotionally and intellectually so
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Church From Page 16
that at the end of the service they can make
a decision to do something so that their
lives can make a difference in the lives of
those they meet. The church of today must
bring daily evangelism to the people. It
must educate people according to the true
Word of God so that all believers can be
on one accord and be united. Therefore, it
is important that the message is clear and
the same. Additionally, the church must
provide true worship which brings about
revelation.
The church needs courageous, fearless
people who are prepared to live for God.


It must produce good people as its success
will be measured by the quality of their
members. He encourages churches today
to build their church on the Word of God.
He stated that too many people are building
churches and not seeking the wisdom from
God. When God builds a church, however,
it will stand.
Change Ministries
holds 4-day confernece
By Canishka Alexander
Change Ministries International orga-
nized a four-day conference. The Kingdom
Announcement Conference 2010 was pre-
sented by Pastor Samuel Cornish, confer-


ence host, along with three guest speak-
ers: Apostle Raymond Wells, Dr. James
Woodson and the world-renowned Ameri-
can gospel singer known as CeCe Winans.
She is easily identified when her name is
combined with that of BeBe Winans to
form the famous brother-sister duo. The
conference was held from October 26 to


29 and offered midday sessions and nightly
services.
One of the highlights was CeCe Winans'
appearance at the conference on the night
of October 28 as she sang the familiar hit

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Church From Page 17
single Alabaster Box before going into her
lesson on living.
Some of the points she shared with the
worshipers included being prepared to give
when it hurts to give, being prepared to
stand in faith when everything is in or-
der and allowing God's agenda to be their
agenda. She eloquently pointed out that the
purpose behind having church is to save
souls and that the church cannot afford to
allow its light to grow dim. She encour-
aged the believers to walk upright so that
they can be bold in their service to God.
Pastor Cornish said that he had chosen
Ms. Winans as one of the guest speakers at
the conference because of her love for her


family. First Lady Carmen Cornish sup-
ported his comments by commending her
family and the Change Ministries church
family for their love and service to God.
According to Pastor Cornish approxi-
mately 200 persons who attended the King-
dom Announcement Conference that week
turned their lives over to Jesus. Moreover,
he declared that a revival had been taking
place at the church even before the confer-
ence began and that from then, souls were
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pie of surprise packages to bid on. Some
people paid extra just to see what is in the
boxes, both very nice household items, one
a deep-far fryer and the other was a mul-
tiple candle holder.
Items auctioned included a couple of De-
Walt power tools, a Motorola cell phone, a
Another Fine Ca


Second home resident and frequent visitor to
Davies caught this fine specimen bonefish
famous Long Dock just at sunset on October
for a six-week summer break along with t
chums visit from Kingsbridge, Devon, Engla
released, but the photo will be placed is a boc
opeon in the future to recall a memorable va


handy lady's tote bag and a weekly planner
and date book. Friendly rival bidders from
Hope Town, Man-O-War and Cherokee
got into several bidding wars, but all in
the name of good Christian fun. One of the
largest bids for the afternoon, which kept
the audience entertained for quite a while,
was $230 bid for a piece of driftwood art
crafted and donated by Vernon Malone
of Hope Town and
tch bought by his brother
Robert. All the monies
raised will be utilized
for Epworth's mission-
ary outreach program
as well as needy proj-
ects here in Cherokee.
Services the next
morning at the church
were led by Hartis
Pinder from Ebene-
zer Methodist Church
in Nassau. However,
Hartis is a native son,
a second homeowner
and a frequent visi-
tor to Cherokee and a
favoured lay preach-
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member. He and his
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November 15, 2010


Dogs get obedience training and compete


By Linda Wiltfang
The first Agility Excellent title to be
held by a dog in The Bahamas was award-
ed to Splash, a standard poodle owned and
trained by Maureen Koepp, on November
6 during a weekend of training and com-
petition held by the Abaco Dog Training
Club.
The weekend of trials and training was
held at the club's park behind the offices of
The Bahamas National Trust with Ameri-
can Kennel Club Judges Bonnie and Daniel
McDonald, a mother and son team from
Brooksville, Florida. The McDonalds
judge, teach and train all over the world.
Mrs. McDonald brought one of her own
dogs, a border collie named Thriller, as a
teaching tool. Thriller was very exciting to
watch, and people stopped by to see her
perform.
The Training Club trains for months to


ready themselves and their dogs for a se-
ries of trials each year which include com-
petitions for qualifications at a number of
levels and in different areas including Obe-
dience, Rally and Agility.
The Club has sees a variety of dogs
and breeds, including mixed breeds, bor-
der collies, poodles, golden retrievers and
shelties. Two stars of the weekend were
potcakes named Trixi and Ari. Both are
excellent examples of how time and effort
put into training can create some amazing
dogs.
Several dogs from Nassau's Dog Club
also attended during the weekend to take
advantage of the competition as well as the
instruction. The judges offered classes at
many levels during the weekend, including
a beginner class for puppies to introduce
new owners to beginner dog training. Even
those owning multiple-titled dogs found


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the classes helpful.
By the end of the weekend, almost ev-
eryone who competed had qualified in one
or more areas. Of all the awards given,
the most exciting was awarded to Splash, a
standard poodle who is now the first dog in
the Bahamas to complete a title in Agility
Excellent. Splash is owned and trained by
Maureen Koepp, who is also the instructor
for the classes taught at the Club.
All who participated, watched and com-
peted agreed that it was a wonderful expe-
rience. Everyone benefitted from the ex-
pertise, advice and encouragement given
so generously by the judges.
For more information and class sched-
ules, contact Maureen Koepp at 367-2597.

School From Page 1
of nine students at Abaco Central High
School who would become local govern-
ment junior councillors by the end of the
week. At the school's assembly held that
day nine of the eleven nominees presented
their platforms to the school body.
Before each of them took the stage,
Principal Albert Jones told the students the
purpose for the assembly. He told them
that as a part of this process, the grade 10,
11 and 12 students will have an opportuni-
ty to vote for the nine candidates who they


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believe will best represent them as junior
councillors.
Ms. Farrington outlined the election
process for the students so that they would
know what is required of them on Novem-
ber 4th Election Day. She stated that the
students will have the same voting rights as
those in a regular election including a valid
voter's registration card, use of the ink for
dipping the finger, marking of the "X"
next to the names of the nine candidates
of their choice, the use of the secret voting
booth and placing the unsigned ballot paper
in the ballot box.
After the candidates presented their plat-
forms Roscoe Thompson and Cay Mills
spoke on behalf of Local Government. Mr.
Thompson encouraged the students to vote
for the candidates they believe will do the
job that they have promised and will do
what is right in a fair manner. He further
encouraged all students in grades 10, 11,
and 12 to vote on November 4th.
Mr. Mills stated that he was the first
president of student government when
Abaco Central was in Spring City. There
were needs that they had then, and 35 years
later the students have it no better as they
are still advocating for some of the same
things such as clean bathrooms, a cabana,
more student activities and a proper track.
He told the junior councillors to strive to
do better for their fellow students as this
job requires them to work and work hard
they must.


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dogs. By the end of the weekend almost all the dogs had qualified in at least one area.
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Police Crime Report


Unlicensed Firearms A truck
was discovered on the Fast Ferry in Sandy
Point on September 18 with two shotguns
and 121 live shells. One of the shotguns
had a live round in the chamber. The
driver did not have a license for the guns
and said they belonged to his father who
passed away five years ago. As a result
the driver was brought to Marsh Harbour
and charged with possession of unlicensed
shotguns and ammunition. He was to ap-
pear in court.
Assault with a Deadly Instru-
ment While crossing a street in Murphy
Town, a woman was struck by the outside
mirror on a passing car. The driver who
was identified, shouted, "I should have
killed you for standing your fat a . in the
road."
Housebreaking and Stealing -
Mid-afternoon on September 18 a Coo-
per's Town resident noticed that the front
door on his brother's house had been
forced open. A television set and possibly
other items were missing.
Stealing and Receiving A Marsh
Harbour shopkeeper reported that a couple
entered her shop mid-afternoon on Sep-
tember 17 and stole a white dress with a
floral design. A Dundas Town man was
later arrested and admitted to the crime,
and the dress was recovered. The man was
charged with stealing and receiving.
Threats of Harm While visiting a
friend in Murphy Town early on the morn-
ing of September 17, a Nassau woman was
threatened by a Spring City woman with
a knife who said, "Come outside. Let me
jook this knife what I have in you," which
put her in fear of her life.
Causing Harm Just before dawn on
September 19 a man ran into to the Trea-
sure Cay police station in his boxer shorts.
Apparently he was asleep at his girlfriend's
house when an exboyfriend broke into her
house, began fighting and ordered the boy-
friend outside so he could shoot him but
only threw rocks instead. The boyfriend
managed to escape to the police station.
Unlawfully Carrying Arms A
Marsh Harbour man was taken to the po-


lice station about 1 a.m. on September 19
when found at a bar on Don MacKay Bou-
levard with a switchblade knife. He was
charged, released on bail and will appear
in court.
Disorderly Behavior, Assault-
ing a Police Officer, Resisting Ar-
rest A Dundas Town man was arrested
after midnight on September 19 for disor-
derly behaviour and subsequently charged
for resisting arrest and assaulting a police
officer.
Housebreaking and Stealing -
Workmen staying at a hotel at Casuarina
Point reported that three rooms had been
broken into during the day of September
28. Cash, a DVD player and personal be-
longings had been taken. Fingerprints were
found and a suspect will be questioned.
House Breaking and Causing
Damage A Murphy Town woman
called the police after 6 p.m. on Septem-
ber 28 when a man she knew cut a win-
dow screen earlier that afternoon. When
he noticed that the occupants saw him, he
ran off. He was recognized as he is fac-
ing court action for sexually molesting the
woman's grand-daughter. The assailant
was subsequently found and charged with
housebreaking and causing damage.
Causing Harm and Threats of
Harm Late in the afternoon on Septem-
ber 27 a resident of Green Turtle Cay was
assaulted by another resident of the island
while at a club.
Damaged vehicle A resident of
Bustic Bight north of Murphy Town on
the S.C. Bootle Highway discovered that
sometime between 1:10 and 1:45 p.m. on
October 1 someone broke into his building
and aldo broke the rear window on his van
causing damages estimated at $1500.
Possession of Dangerous Drugs -
A Murphy Rown man was arrested about 5
p.m. on October 1 for possession of drugs.
Possession of Dangerous Drugs
and Resisting Arrest About mid-
night on October 1 a resident of Central
Pines was arrested at a Marsh Harbour
club for possessing drugs and for resisting


arrest.
Sudden Death The government
doctor reported to the police that an el-
derly man of 78 had died at his residence
in Pigeon Peas, Marsh Harbour. He had a
medical history of heart problems and, as
there were no signs of trauma, foul play
was not suspected.
House Breaking During the night
of October 1 a Marsh Harbour house was
broken into. Stolen were cash, prepaid
phone cards and SIM chips.
Shop Breaking and Stealing -
An alarm signal at 3:30 a.m. sent the po-
lice to a business in Marsh Harbour where
the front door was found to be smashed
and merchandise was missing.
Assault Shortly after mid-night on
October 3 a Marsh Harbour woman re-
ported that her husband slapped her and
spit on her. The husband was arrested for
assault.
Robbery On October 30 an anony-
mous caller reported that there was a rob-
bery at a web cafe in Marsh Harbour. The
security officer of the caf6 along with the
cashier reported that sometime around
8 p.m. he was approached by two men
with face masks, dark clothing, jackets
and gloves. One of the men had a pistol
pointed it at him and a demand for money.
About $4000 cash was taken out of the
cash registers and the men fled on foot
heading towards the Mud.
Stealing from a Dwelling House On
October 30 a resident of Crockett Drive in
Marsh Harbour reported that an unknown
person entered her residence through a
broken glass and stole a 12-inch television
valued $250 and two storage boxes con-
taining an assortment of electronic devices
including a portable DVD player, together
valued $1,500. She suspects a homeless
young man whom she allowed to stay at
her residence because all of his clothing
also is missing.
Shop Breaking and Stealing -
On October 31 a restaurant on Don MacK-
ay Boulevard was broken into, and several
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Marsh Harbour talking to a friend when
he was attacked by her husband who beat
him about the face and struck him on the
head with a beer bottle. The accused was
arrested and admitted the offence when he
was interviewed.
Housebreaking and Stealing -
On October 28 a resident of Marsh Har-
bour reported that someone entered his
residence and stole a Acer laptop computer
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Self Drive driven by a resident of Central
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old niece, a resident of Sweetings Tract,
ran away from home. She left the resi-
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a hand-written note and a black Nokia cell-
phone. The next day the missing person
went to the police station along with both
her parents. The written statement from
her stated that she left home because she
did not like how she was being treated by
her parents.
Possession of Dangerous Drugs -
On October 26 two police officers arrested
a resident of Crockett Drive for Possession
of Dangerous Drugs. He was arrested dur-
ing a routine traffic check in the area of
Memorial Plaza in Marsh Harbour. The
drugs weighed 7 grams.
Accidental Death About 1:15
p.m. on November 7 Dr. Swarna of the
Marsh Harbour Clinic notified the police
that a body was taken to the Marsh Har-
bour government clinic by two men in a
white pickup truck. Apparently the victim,
Garrett Russell, a resident of Marsh Har-
bour, was accidentally shot by a compan-
ion while bird hunting in Matthew Pont
Pond near Leisure Lee. A resident of
Guana Cay and friend of the deceased is
assisting police in the investigation of this
incident. A companion from Camp Abaco
is also assisting.


Energy efficient tips
With electricity costs still high, elec-
tric bills can be reduced by efficiently
use.
Replace all incandescent bulb with
compact flourescen bulbs. They cost
more initially but they use 66 percent
less energy and last up to 10 times lon-
ger.
Clean or replace filters on air cond-
tioners monthly.
Seal cracks where cold air condi-
tioning can escape. Use weatherstrip-
ping around doors
Use cold water rather than hot wa-
ter to wash clothes.
Turn the air conditioning thermo-
stat up two degrees.
Shade your windows with trees or
curtains on the south and west expo-
sures to keep out the heat.
Insulate the pipes from your water
heater.
Clean the coils behind or underneath
your refrigerator with a brush to keep
it running efficiently.


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News of the Police Department


Police hold
a Walk-a-Thon
By Mirella Santillo
At 6 a.m. on November 6th a group of
approximately 50 people gathered at the
Marsh Harbour Police Station to partici-
pate in a mile and a half walk-a-thon. The
participants had the choice of running or
walking. There were several age category
for the runners: 13-15 years, 16-18, 19 -39
and 40 and over. It was open entry for the
walkers, no age or gender categories.
It was a cool, breezy morning, perfect
for outdoor exercise. The participants left
the Police Station with several police es-
corts following along.
Nurse Treneka Williams was waiting for
the participants to check everyone's blood
pressure while Vogel Williams and Patrice
Charles tallied up the results. A pack of
fresh fruits and beverages were handed out
to each person who passed the finish line.
After the last of the walkers had arrived,
Supt. Curry thanked the participants and the
organizing committee. He explained that the
event, a fund raiser, was meant to strength-
en the partnership between the police and


the community. It was the first of a series of
fund raisers to support community projects.
In the runners' category, boys 13 to 15,
first place went to Fracel Cornish; second
place Jordan Larose, and third place 11-
year old Donald Rolle, the youngest par-
ticipants.
In the girls 13-15 category Valencia
Nesbit came first with Kendice Murray
second and Shantanique Humes, third.
Simon Senat took the first place in the 16
to 18 age group, Wilkins Garcon second and
Troy Seymour third. Only one girl in that
age group participated: Sothame Saint Louis.
Two men were in the 19 to 39 age
group. Frederick Dixon placed first fol-
lowed by Michael Nabbie.
Kenny Muray was the only runner in the
40 and over.
Evelyn Smith was the first of the walkers
to pass the finish line followed by Shandell
Swain and Administrator Cephas Cooper in
third place. Laverne Cooper presented a tro-
phy to 71-year old Viola Johnson for being
the oldest person registered to finish the walk.
One of the organizers, Sgt. Metelus,
said that the proceeds will go to the Green
Arrow Track Club, a sports training club


founded in 2009 by Vogel Williams. The
funds will help students to participate in an
up-coming track meet in Nassau.
Police recruits took

entrance exams
By Canishka Alexander
A notice was issued inviting those inter-
ested in joining the Royal Bahamas Police
Force to sit the Police Entrance Examina-
tion on November 4. The examinations
took place at the Dundas Town Burial So-
ciety Hall. Academic requirements of four
BGCSE subject passes with a grade C or
above were required, but candidates who
did not meet those qualifications were in-
structed to sit and pass the Police Entrance
Examination.
According to Sgt. Audley Peters, the
subjects that the applicants were tested on
were English, Math, Social Studies, Gen-
eral Knowledge and Intelligence. About 20
people were tested that day.
Those wishing to join the Police Force
were required to meet certain criteria. The
criteria included being a Bahamian citizen
between the ages of 18 and 30, and the can-
didates were also obligated to be of good
character and not possess a criminal record.
However, there are additional steps to
be taken to complete recruitment to the Ba-
hamas Police Force. These include the ap-
plication process, entrance exam, extended
interview, medical exam, background
screening and confirmation.
Some residents called for more than one
session to be held on Abaco in North and
South Abaco locations because many who
were interested missed out on the opportu-
nity to sit the exam. One resident of Green


Turtle Cay said she ended up missing the
math exam because the ferry did not leave
until 8 a.m. Furthermore, she stated that
the exam was held on a weekday, which
makes it difficult for persons to attend. She
now has to travel to Freeport or Nassau to
complete the exam, but it is something she
is willing to do because she is determined
to join the force.
Local police publish
quarterly newsletter
By Canishka Alexander
Under Supt. Noel Curry supervision, the
Abaco district now publishes a Quarterly
Police Newsletter, to his knowledge the
only station that he knows of that does this.
Unlike the content of crime reports,
Supt. Curry said the newsletter is filled
with positive information on the officers'
accomplishments. The newsletter dated
July to September 2010 highlights a num-
ber of stories covered over the last few
months primarily in The Abaconian, while
some of the articles are written by W/Sgt.
Rachel Metelus, Cpl. Dominico Boyd and
W/Cpl. Valerie Brown.
In one of the newsletter's columns, there
is a list of upcoming events including an
Abaco District Police Ball and Police in
Concert that will be held at a date to be an-
nounced and a Children's Christmas Party
on December 18. Informational and safety
tips are interspersed throughout its pages.
Toward the back of the newsletter are
poems, jokes, anniversary and birthday
greetings, get-well wishes, death notices
and congratulatory remarks.
The next publication is scheduled for
December 31.


The police organized a Walk-a-thon on November 6. Participants could either walk or
run. About 50people entered. This is the scene just before the start of the race. The event
was the first fund raiser of several as the police want to assist local organizations.



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The Abaconian Section B Page 21











Cervical cancer is preventable


By Dr. James Hull
Disease prevention is one of the great-
est goals in medicine and it is for me as
well. Most of us would be very excited
if we were to read a headline stating:
"Early detection method discovered
which will prevent all cancers deaths" or
possibly "No one will die from cancer
again." What a wonderful thought!
We may not be able to prevent all can-
cer deaths, but we can prevent deaths in
women from cervical cancer. What most
people do not realize is that cervical can-
cer was the number 1 killing cancer in
women not more than 60 years ago. A
Greek-born Doctor, Georgios Papaniko-
laou, felt that he could diagnosis cervical
cancer by looking at cells he gathered
from women and he was right. Through
many evolutions we now have the mod-
ern Pap smear. The way I like to look at
the Pap smear is it is a small piece of the
puzzle of preventing all cancer-related
deaths.
So why do women resist getting one?
I have heard many reasons and not one
of them is a good enough reason to die!
Through their sexual lives, women will
contract the Human Papillomavirus
which increases a woman's risk of devel-


oping cervical cancer dramatically. The
Human Popillomavirus is a family of vi-
ruses some of which cause simple skin
warts which is why women can catch
them so easily. Understanding this virus
has led us to a new development in the
prevention of cervical cancer, a vaccine.
Remember in my last article I talked
about the Flu vaccine. Well, here is a
vaccine which can help prevent cancer.
It is recommended that women from the
age of 9-26 receive the vaccine. They
should also have a Pap smear within
three years of starting to have sexual re-
lations or by the age of 21, whichever
comes first.
We are at the dawn of a whole new
era in the prevention of cancer deaths.
Unfortunately, modern medicine can't
prevent all cancers and cancer-related
deaths, but cervical cancer is one cancer
we are understanding more and more.
I can't say this often enough. "Please
have your daughters vaccinated against
this cancer, and to all women please get
your pap smears." I can promise you if
you do these two things, cervical cancer
will become a cancer we only read about
in text books but NEVER see.


Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham has
been selected to chair the Boards of Gover-
nors of two international banking groups:
the International Monetary Fund and
World Bank Group.
As the chair of the 2011 meetings, Mr.
Ingraham will be a primary channel of
communication between the executives of
the institutions and the shareholder coun-
tries.
In addition to chairing the Boards of
Governors, Mr. Ingraham will chair a
standing committee known as the Joint
Committee on the Remuneration of Execu-
tive Directors. This committee addresses
sensitive issues concerning the compen-
sation and benefits of executive directors
and their alternates. Mr. Ingraham will
also chair the Joint Procedures Commit-
tee, which is responsible for finalizing the
preparations for annual meetings, includ-
ing such matters as setting agenda items
and resolutions to be voted on.
The chairmanship of the Boards of Gov-
ernors (a group made up of representatives
of the shareholder countries) has as its pri-
mary function the job of chairing the an-
nual meeting of the Fund and Bank Group.


This is especially important because the
format of these meetings is evolving. For
example, this year for the first time, with
the use of technology, members could ac-
cess many of the speeches traditionally
given at the plenary online if they wished.
The plan is for the plenary to become
a more interactive meeting going forward,
and Mr. Ingraham's chairmanship comes
at a critical time in the evolution of those
meetings.
The chairmanship of the Board of Gov-
ernors of the International Monetary Fund
and the World Bank Group rotates among
the five main regions Africa, Asia-Pacif-
ic, Europe, the Middle East and the West-
ern Hemisphere. According to some of
the criteria given weight during the selec-
tion process, the new chairman's country
should be in good standing with the Fund
and the Bank Group in terms of coopera-
tion, participation and financial relations.
The chairman's country should also be in
good standing in the international commu-
nity, and the person selected to be chair-
man is expected to be widely respected
among finance and development officials.


Conservation Tips
* Turn lights off when not in the room
* Switch from traditional incandescent light bulbs to compact
fluorescent bulbs
* Replace your shower head with a low-flow version
* Fix toilet and faucet leaks





DISCONNECTION


NOTICE


The Bahamas Electricity Corporation wishes to ad-
vise the public that it has commenced electricity service
disconnection of ALL accounts with overdue balances.
This includes the accounts of customers who have pay-
ment arrangements with BEC but are not honoring
their commitments.

The public is also advised that payments can be made
directly to the Corporation's payment centres in New
Providence and the Family Islands or at any major
banking institution (either online or over the counter).

Please Call


Abaco Operations

367-2740 or 367-3846


302-1623/4

or toll free at

242-300-0110
for any billing queries

View your electricity account online at
www.bahamaselectricity.com


Ingraham will chair

Boards of Governors of two

international banking groups


SUN OIL LIMITED

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
Sun Oil Limited seeks to identify a:

PROFESSIONAL TRACTOR TRAILER DRIVER
On the Island of Abaco
The successful candidates) will assume the role of Driver/Op-
erator. This position is responsible for the daily execution of key
responsibilities within a bulk fuel facility. These responsibilities
include the safe receipt, storage and delivery of bulk petroleum
products in accordance with strict industry and company standards.
Successful candidates must be able to demonstrate a proven track
record of safe driving. Successful experience in the petroleum in-
dustry would be a plus.

Core Responsibilities
* Daily inspection of assigned trucks) and associated equipment.
* Safe truck loading and delivery of petroleum products through-
out the island.
Provide. exceptional customer service at all times.
Adhere to company driving policies and the Highway Code of
the Bahamas.
General fuel handling operations associated with the receipt,
storage and redistribution of petroleum products.

Job Requirements
* 5 years minimum work experience in a similar capacity.
* In depth knowledge of The Highway Code of The Bahamas.
* A strong safety record. Safety related training would be a plus.
* Defensive driving training would be a strong plus.
* A mechanical aptitude with some experience with equipment
maintenance and repairs.
Strong leadership skills with the ability to work as an effective
team member.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
The ability to work flexible hours and weekends.

Benefits include: Competitive salary and benefits package, com-
mensurate with work experience and qualifications.

Interested persons should apply no later than November 39, 2010 to:
jobs@sunoilbahamas.com


Page 22 Section B The Abaconian


November 15, 2010











Sports News


Soccer draws large
crowds of spectators
By Canishka Alexander
Over the past several months, soccer
teams have been meeting regularly at the
track and field facilities adjoining Abaco
Central High School. According to Jeffrey
Victor, vice president of the Abacom Foot-
ball United Club, three games are taking
place regularly. Game take place with the
40 and over men's teams from Pigeon Pea,
Sand Banks, the Medics from Marsh Har-
bour and Treasure Cay, the Bahama Star
Farm and Hope Town.
The sport, which seems to be growing
in popularity even among the women, is
known to draw a large crowd every Sun-
day. Mr. Victor was not surprised at the
turnout.
"Soccer is known as a beautiful game;
it's also known as a world game," he
stated. "On Abaco we've been fortunate
to draw a crowd of this magnitude out
here. We'd like to keep it going. We wish
we could have a better park out here, but
we're working with local government, the
Murphy Town Township, the police and
with the community."
During the previous week, women's
teams from The Mudd and Sand Banks
competed against each other. There is an-
other women's team called the Pigeon Peas
Lady Strikers team, and they are scheduled
to play when the women compete again.
Mr. Victor says they want soccer to get
even bigger. "We know there's been some
talk about it not being controlled or not be-
ing organized, but this is just something
we're doing before we form a league."
He said as soon as the tournament is fin-
ished, then the league will begin. Six men's
teams will participate along with the three
women's teams. There will also be three
church teams participating, but the church-
es will compete amongst themselves, and
the women's teams will compete against
each other. So although it is one league,
he said it will be three leagues within one.
As for the Abacom Football United
Club, it is headed by Malcolm Spicer, pres-
ident. He said they've travelled throughout
the country playing soccer and have been
the sixth time defending champions.
Victor said although many consider the
league as a Haitian league, there are mem-
bers representing almost every community
in Abaco. He said the league is open to
anyone with a willingness to play.
Tennis instructor
holds tournament
By Canishka Alexander
Bobby Russell, a veteran tennis in-
structor, has been holding ongoing tennis
tournaments at Forest Heights Academy,
and on November 3 he was excited to see
how well the students are playing in six
weeks' time. He said the tournaments are
beneficial because it allows the players to
compete against each other and showcase
the skills they have learned over the short
period.
He demonstrated the difference be-
tween the use of low compression tennis
balls and those that are compressed. The
low-compression balls have come in handy
with beginning players because it allows
the ball to stay up longer and gives them
a better chance at hitting the ball. Right
now, his players are between the ages of
5 to 13 years old, and he said it is the big-
gest group he has had since offering tennis
lessons.
He was also excited about the new pub-
lic tennis court facilities being spearheaded
by the Dundas Town Committee. As he
pointed out, it has been something he has
been looking forward to as he sets and ac-


complishes goals for himself. Mr. Russell
said the players would not only be reward-
ed at the individual tournaments, but that
he was looking to reward them with schol-
arships and give them the opportunity to
play against other tennis players from the
around The Bahamas.
Basketball was
played at Grace Gym
By Mirella Santillo
Earlier this fall Agape Christian School
offered the use of Grace Gymnasium to lo-
cal schools and youth clubs to prepare the
students for the inter-schools competitions
due to start the first week of November.
Kids came from as far south as Cross-
ing Rocks and as far North as Cooper's
Town that afternoon to compete against
each other in games that lasted well into
the evening.
It was the first sports meet since the start

Please see Sports Page 26


Swim Club raises money for starting blocks

Snj -. 1.6


The Abaco Swim Club held a fund raising event on October 31 to raise money for the six
starting blocks as seen in the picture that the club ic, cdy purchased. They auctioned the
starting blocks and other accessories to sponsors during the afternoon event. The club
uses the swimming pool at Long Bay School until it can acquire land and build a pool.
The club has a variety of swim classes for various ages and ability levels. The members
are now able to use the pool year round as they now have a heater and pool cover.


November 15, 2010


The Abaconian Section B Page 23










A more sustainable resort model for the Bahamas


By Larry Smith
A new resort community may seem an
extravagance during the worst housing
crunch in more than a half-century, but
developer Orjan Lindroth says his project,
Schooner Bay, is a model of environmental
and fiscal sustainability.
Schooner Bay, a 570-unit village that
recently began construction on Great Ab-
aco Island, The Bahamas, is the first new
urbanist development in this country, says
Lindroth, a long-time student of New Ur-
banism.
For a large project, Schooner Bay is
downsized in many respects, starting with
finances: Lindroth carries no debt. The
units, lots and thoroughfares are small.
The project is designed to make a small en-
vironmental footprint. Much of this has to
do with a decision to exclude automobiles.
A car-free village is a radical idea even
in The Bahamas, where life is somewhat
less car-dependent than in the United
States. Historic villages have very narrow
streets, and a car is not necessary. Outside
of the villages, however, roads are de-
signed for high-speed travel.
Street standards in The Bahamas follow
the North American model a mixture of
Canadian and US regulations prevails, ac-
cording to Lindroth. "They wanted a 70-
mile per hour highway coming into the
town. We had a lot of problems at first
because we violated every rule," he says.
"But we pointed out that the Bahamian ver-
nacular had the narrow streets it was only
in recent times that we built differently."
The development team wanted to repli-
cate the character of the compact, historic
harbor towns of the islands, says Galina
Tahchieva, project leader for designer
Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company. "We
really liked them and wanted to create that
character. To leave it car-free was the next
logical step."
In a small island country it is possible
for a development like Schooner Bay to get


the support of a high-ranking official. The
Hon. Earl Deveaux, the nation's minister
of planning and environment, "is famil-
iar with the [New Urbanism] concept and
worked hard to waive a lot of the rules so
that we could build this way," Lindroth
says. "If we had to build to the width of the
North American code, we could not have
created this ambience and character."
The thoroughfares in Schooner Bay are
magnificently narrow, ranging from 6 to
22 feet from side to side. Most are de-
signed for pedestrians, bicyclists and golf
carts, which will be the primary means of
motorized transport. Visitors will store
cars in a parking lot. One neighborhood,
on a ridge above the harbor, will be ac-
cessible to automobiles with keycode ac-
cess. No cars will be allowed in the denser,
mixed-use harbor village, Lindroth says.
Less impervious
surface
The car-free design reduces the need for
impervious streets and driveways and even
garages, allowing for more compact devel-
opment with less worry about runoff. Most
rainwater will percolate through swales
and pervious pavement. Natural vegetation
will reduce the need for mowing and main-
tenance.
Schooner Bay will be built on 80 acres.
Another 240 acres will remain as perma-
nent open space in the form of tropical
forest, harbor, fields, dunes and beach. A
section of virgin forest, habitat for an en-
dangered parrot, will be connected to the
center of the harbor village. Beachfront
houses will be set back beyond the "toe"
of the dunes, far enough away that they
will not be visible from the beach.
"Preservation is good business," Lin-
droth notes. "We have something that we
couldn't replicate if we tried, and I don't
have to build it. My work is three-quarters
done," he says in reference to open space


requiring little or no infrastructure.
Instead of using air conditioners with
noisy compressors a problem in resorts
like Florida's Seaside, causing residents to
shut their windows and use even more air
conditioning houses in Schooner Bay
will be cooled with quiet geothermal sys-
tems. Tree shading, strategically placed
windows, verandas and cross-ventilation
are designed to reduce the need for me-
chanical cooling.
Some of the open space will be used for
food production. Most food in the Bahamas
is imported from the mainland, Lindroth
notes, but he is intent on fostering mean-
ingful agriculture. Plans include a mar-
ketplace for produce, a cannery and other
food processing. "Locally produced food
is far more interesting," he says. "And it
also creates small business opportunities."
Residents will be allotted garden space in
the farm area.
Responding to
global warming
Building an environmentally aware har-
bor village in the Bahamas raises the ques-
tion of sustainability amid rising sea levels
and global warming. Schooner Bay takes
this threat into account in several ways,
according to Tahchieva. First, digging the
harbor out means that the low-lying village
will be raised. First floors will be a mini-
mum of 10 feet above sea level, and many
will be much higher. Dunes will be reveg-
etated and left undisturbed. Houses will be
built with fortified construction of poured
concrete with steel and plywood roofs.
Within the village, the harbor serves as
the focal point of the community. Shops,
restaurants, offices, and inns line the har-
bor's edge. The idea of the five-minute
walk from house to town center has been
expanded to include the countryside and
nature. "New Urbanism has long focused
on the 5-minute walk to the village as a
core principle," says Lindroth. "Here, we


have a 5-minute walk not only to the vil-
lage, but also to the forest, the farm and
the beach."
Many traditional architectural designers
well known to new urbanists are involved
in Schooner Bay. These include Steve
Mouzon, Lew Oliver, Julie Sanford, Alli-
son Ramsey Architects, Marianne Cusato,
and DPZ. Many of the building ideas have
been used in other new urban projects and
modified here. Small apartment buildings
in the form of mansion units, for example,
are called "veranda homes" in Schooner
Bay. These are large houses, wrapped by
a porch, that contain multiple units. Clus-
ters of small cottages, laid out similarly
to Rosewalk in Seaside, are also used ex-
tensively. DPZ's carpet cottages, dense
clusters of connected cottages with court-
yards originally designed as affordable
housing for New Orleans will be built
in Schooner Bay for the first time. They
have been named Captain's Cottages.
Live-work units, which are usually at-
tached as townhouses, will be built in a
mixture of stand-alone and attached units.
"This is typical of Harbor Island (a histor-
ic village in the Bahamas) where the com-
mercial buildings look like single-family
homes with a laid back character," says
Tahchieva. "Long strings of attached live-
work units would have been foreign to this
area. But in height and detailing, we have
made [the detached live-works] more ur-
ban than the other houses."
Most housing will be 1 to 2 stories -
2.5 stories at the village center. This low-
rise form of small buildings on very tight
thoroughfares is distinct to the Bahamas.
The style can be summarized as "the
Bahamian cottage vernacular," a form
dissected by Mouzon in his 2008 Charter
Award-winning book, A Living Tradition:
Architecture of the Bahamas. The book,

Please see Schooner Bay Page 25


BAHAMAS ELECTRICITY CORPORATION VACANCY NOTICE


ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AND SAFETY OFFICER -

ABACO OPERATIONS ENERGY SUPPLY DIVISION


X7 A vacancy exists in the Corporation for an
Environmental Health and Safety Officer Abaco
Operations in the Energy Supply Division.

The job is responsibility for conducting safety and environmental
management system audits, conducting safety training, implementing
safety procedures and environmental policies and inspection and test-
ing of safety and environmental equipment.

Responsibilities of the position include, but are
not limited to, the following:
* Supervises environmental projects including restoration and re-
mediation of contaminated sites and provides timely written progress
reports;
* Promotes environmental and safety awareness;
* Enforces the Corporation's policies on Environmental Protection;
* Conducts safety and environmental audits of the Corporation's facili-
ties which should include source and/or ambient measurements of
noise, gaseous and aqueous emissions where applicable;
* Conducts inspection and testing of the Corporation's safety and pro-
tection equipment anc prepares related reports e.g. personal protective
equipment, fire protection;
* Maintains database of air emissions and lube oil inventories as re-
quired in the Corporation's Environmental Policy,
* Conducts environmental impact assessments for minor projects and
assists with EIAs for major projects, ensuring compliance with local
and international environmental policies;
* Analyses technical reports including EIAs, the preparation of envi-
ronmental briefs and evaluation of pre-tender environmental factors;


* Designs, implements and monitors systems to ensure acceptable
waste management and pollution mitigating measures;
* Develops corporate environmental policies based on Bahamian and
international protocol

Job requirements include:
* A minimum of a Bachelors Degree with concentration in the Natural
Science or equivalent;
* A minimum of 3-5 years experience at supervisory level;
* Sound technical knowledge of industry safety codes, practices and
regulations;
* Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing;
* Good time management skills;
* Good judgment skills;
* Strong interpersonal skills;
* Good analytical skills;
* Sound knowledge of the local and international environmental legis-
lation and policies;
* Knowledge of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA);
* Sound knowledge of project management;
* Computer literacy;
* Ability to operate pollution source and ambient monitoring equip-
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Schooner From Page 24

published under the patronage of Lindroth
and others, was one of two Charter Awards
with roots in Schooner Bay. Andrew von
Maur, an architect at Schooner Bay's orig-
inal 2006 charrette and a professor at An-
drews University, brought students back to
do a regional plan for the Bahamas. That
plan won a 2009 Charter Award.
Resort and
full-time village
Lindroth hopes Schooner Bay will be
mostly a full-time community with only
about one-third of the housing used as sec-
ond homes.
The first charrette produced designs that
were expected to sell for a fraction of the
typical Bahamas resort housing most-
ly built on the sprawl model, with large
units selling for more than a million dol-
lars around Nassau and other towns, Lin-
droth says. After the financial shock in
2008, architects further reduced the size of
units, which will start at about $300,000
for a two-bedroom house and its lot, he
says. "The town plan allows us to go from
breaking new ground in price to an even
lower level," Lindroth says.
Lindroth describes a simple strategy
for uncertain times: build places that are
worth caring about and do so without rely-
ing on traditional bank financing. The ab-
sence of debt gives him freedom to build at
a slower pace. "You have to buy the land
and get to the point where the project runs
itself on equity," he says. "The market has
a natural rhythm. We can size up or down,
matching our building program to what is
being sold."
Such a system is more sustainable, he
says. "The suburban sprawl model of de-
velopment that we are seeing in the Ba-
hamas is not something I had any confi-
dence in," he explains. "What I did have
confidence in was the idea of a traditional
settlement."


By Jennifer Hudson
"One good deed deserves another" so
the saying goes and one Abaco lady is
lucky to be alive and safe today due to a
good deed which was returned. The amaz-
ing thing is that it was returned by a cat!
A year and a half ago Shane, Ruthie
Key-Netabyalek's son, saw a tiny kitten run
across a busy road and hide under his car.
He was able to entice the very frightened
little kitten out and he took it home to his
mother whom he knew loved animals. The
kitten was estimated to be about three weeks
old and needed to be fed with milk from a
dropper every few hours. Ruthie lovingly
tended it and it grew into a beautiful calico
cat. Thinking it was a male, Ruthie's grand-
daughter named it Jerry; however, when it
produced kittens some time later the family
changed the name slightly to Geri and kept
three of her kittens.
One evening recently after Ruthie had
been cleaning her floors with bleach, she
lit a candle as was her habit in order to
get rid of the bleachy smell. Before she
went to bed, she blew out the candle and,
believing that the flame was extinguished,
went to bed. However, the flame had not
been completely extinguished; it reignited
and continued to burn. The candle holder


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was standing in a wicker container which,
as the candle burned lower, caught on fire.
The fire then spread to the counter top and
the cabinet above which began to blaze.
Normally, Ruthie sleeps very lightly and
is easily awakened. But the intense smoke
she thinks put her into a deep sleep. About
12.45 a.m. she heard a terrible screeching
sound and felt something clawing at her
back. Her cat, Geri, clawed and clawed
until she awakened her. When Ruthie was
awake, she could hardly breathe for the in-
tense smoke which filled the kitchen.
Fortunately for Ruthie, she never clos-
es her bedroom door; otherwise the cat
would not have been able to get into the
bedroom to awaken her. She grabbed the
large bowl of water and doused the flames,


then continued sponging down all the cabi-
nets which were very hot. "The plastic
paper towel holder had melted, but I am
not moving it. I am leaving it in place as
a reminder never to light a candle again,"
vowed Ruthie, who has also made sure
that she has now replaced the battery in her
smoke alarm.
Ruthie was absolutely amazed at what
her cat did. One hears of dogs saving their
master's lives but to hear of a cat doing it
is more rare. "I never knew a cat could do
that," said the very grateful Ruthie. Kit-
ten Geri's life was saved by Ruthie, and it
certainly showed its appreciation by saving
her life. "She's always had good treatment,
but these days she's getting some very spe-
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of the new school year and attendance was
great. Teams of boys from Abaco Central
High school, S.C. Bootle High School and
Agape Christian School, under 15, under
17 and under 20 competed against each
other in their respective age groups and
against the players of Youth in Action, the
local sports club directed and coached by
Ishmael "Stretch" Morley.
Several other coaches were present
including Godfrey Rolle from Treasure
Cay, who is now assisting Wayne Ad-
derley at Agape Christian School. Coach
Rolle recently founded the Treasure Cay
Youth Club to coach students from various
schools who live in North Abaco.
Coach Adderley, who organized the
meet, said the friendly games gave the
coaches a chance to see the weak points
of their teams and determine what kind of
practice was needed. He mentioned that it
was a positive social activity to kept the
boys busy on a Saturday evening.
Basketball clinic
teaches fundamentals
By Mirella Santillo
Approximately 40 students from various
schools participated in a weekend of in-
tense basketball training, focusing primar-
ily on the fundamentals of the game from
terminology to moves.
The workshop, which was organized
locally by William "Tony" Davis, was
spread over the weekend of October 28th
to 30th with the first two sessions taking
place at Grace Gymnasium and the third
session on the open air court of Agape
Christian School. There was no playing,
only warm-up exercises and familiarization
with basketball terms, postures and moves
that were repeated over and over until the
students had grasped the concept.
Coach Marvin Henfield, Director of the
Caribbean Sports Agency, came from Nas-
sau with two of his advanced trainees, Da-
vid Capron and Daren Finley, to direct the
workshop. A video of the entire workshop
was taken by David Capron The video will
be placed on an internet site that the stu-
dents can access for further reference.
The Saturday morning training was fol-
lowed by a brief counseling session dur-
ing which Coach Henfield gave advice on
healthy living and safe behavior.
Coach Henfield explained that this first
event was set up as a fund raiser: partici-
pants paid $15 which was, in turn, given
back to their schools to buy sports equip-
ment. He called the program "six-thirty
six," referring to the six islands he plans


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to visit in thirty-six days. Abaco was the
second on the list after South Eleuthera.
Bimini will be next followed by Andros,
North Eleuthera and Exuma.
A follow-up paying workshop, dur-
ing which the students will put in practice
what they learned, is scheduled for Janu-
ary 2011. Coach Henfield was impressed
by the talent he observed among the par-
ticipants and wants to invite the kids to at-
tend a ten- day boot-camp on Eleuthera in
July 2011.
Agape hosted Basket-
ball Tip-off Classic
By Mirella Santillo
The Agape Eagles went undefeated in
all three age categories of the basketball
Tip-off Classic tournament that took place
at Grace Gymnasium during the three-day
weekend of October 21st to 23rd .
It was the first such inter-island event to
be hosted at Agape Christian School. So
successful was the attendance to the tour-
nament that the Eagles' coach and orga-
nizer of the Tip-Off, Wayne Adderley, is
hoping to make it an annual event.
New Providence, Bimini and Moore's
Island were represented competing against
each other and the other Abaco schools that
participated.
The competition started Thursday with
games in under 13, under 17 and under 20
categories. The Eagles from Agape Chris-
tian School, an under 13 team from Central
Abaco Primary School, the Marlins from
Abaco Central High School, the Rattlers
from C.I. Gibson High School, the Cru-
saders from S.C. Bootle High School, a se-
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Moore's Island All Age School's team
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into the first evening. The tournament
continued the following day starting late
morning, again until late that night. These
games were leading to the semi-finals and
finals that took place on Saturday evening
after more qualification games early after-
noon. All through the competition, every
game in which they participated was won
by the Agape Eagles.
By the time the finals started, the gym-
nasium had filled with fans of all ages.
The determination to win was the cause
of many faults in the three final games so
there were many interruptions for penalty
shots.
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were finally given to the winning teams
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Principal, Cecile Albury, who cheered and
celebrated the victory of her school's team.
Coach Kevin Johnson from C.I. Gib-
son thought the visit from Nassau was a
great experience for the 12 juniors who ac-
companied him. Coach Grathen Robbins
from Bimini flew here with 15 kids. He
mentioned that some of the players already
knew each other after competing in Free-
port, and he thought it was a great event to
maintain the existing friendship and cama-
raderie between the students.
The MVP for C.I. Gibson was Carlos
Kerry and for Bimini, Gregory Goodman.
The Eagles' MVP's were Oswald Parker,
Dantea Thompson and Basil Johnson. Ja-
son Scott was S.C. Bootle's best player.


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Two men face armed robbery charges
By Canishka Alexander
Omar Laing, 18,
and Richard Cun-
ningham Jr., 25, were
Arraigned before the
Magistrate's Court on
November 8. Laing
and Cunningham were
jointly charged with
three offenses relating
to armed robbery. Two
men entered the Island
Luck Web Cafe on Don
MacKay Boulevard at
8 p.m. on October 30.
One of the men pulled
a handgun out demanding cash. After robbing the web cafe of approximately $3,000 in
cash, the two men also robbed two of the business patrons before fleeing the scene on
foot. It is believed that they headed in the direction of The Mudd.
Magistrate Crawford McKee refused bail for both defendants and remanded them to
Her Majesty's Prison at Fox Hill until February 9, 2011, when a preliminary inquiry
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$9,750,000. Ref. AS11098


HOPE TOWN
Beach front lot near entrance of har-
bour with fantastic views of light-
house. Walking distance to beach.
$249,000. Ref. AS11433


MARSH HARBOUR MARSH HARBOUR
Beachfront 2 bedroom condos and 3 Dreamy and colorful turn-key canal
bedroom penthouses in a gated de- front residence in Great Abaco Club.
velopment with pool and dock. 4 bedrooms all with ensuite baths.
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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 $1,150,000. Ref. AS11270

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room house just waiting for a new
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$351,000. Ref. AS11513


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$4,250,000. Ref. AS11503


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
TREASURE CAY: 10,000 sq. ft. lot located near the stunning beach, golf course, marina and
restaurants. Starting at $79,000. Ref. AS11385 or AS11387 orAS11257
NEWI DORROS COVE: One of the few lots available in this coveted private residential
area on Elbow Cay. Great elevations and next toTahiti Beach. $364,000. Ref. PS10577
GUMELEMI RIDGE: 10,494 sq. ft. elevated lot in Elbow Cay. $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 landscaping
and private slip at community dock. $225,000. Ref. AS11475
NEW! BUSTIC BIGHT: 1.3 waterfront acresjust 10 minutes from Marsh Harbour. Unre-
stricted zoning. $149,000. Ref. AS11488
LITTLE HARBOUR: Private waterfront lot on coveted peninsula. 160ft. on the water, ideal
for a dock. $249,000. Ref. AS11389
WINDING BAY: 1.775 acres with 200ft. of beachfront. Enjoy all the luxurious amenities
of the Ritz-Carlton managed Abaco Club. $2,500,000. Ref. AS10803
TREASURE CAY: In a gated community and walking distance from one of the world's most
beautiful beaches. Purchase 1 lot, or 3 lots combined to total 33,900 sq. ft. $50,000 for
1 or $120,000 for 3 parcels. Ref. AS11400 or AS11401 orAS11402
NEWI MARNIES LANDING: Half acre nearTahiti Beach on Elbow Cay. Dockslip included
for boats up to 30 ft. Beach path access and great ocean views. $475,000. Ref. PS10659
PRICED TO SELLI JOE'S CREEK: Almost one acre of land between Marsh Harbour and
Treasure Cay. $54,990. Ref. AS11455
UNDER CONTRACTI TILLOO CAY: 16,838 sq. ft. waterfront lot is the perfect setting for a
vacation home. $95,000. Ref. AS11309
NEW! LITTLE POINT: Great lot with ocean views and next to Turtle Hill beach near Hope
Town. $115,000. Ref. PS10614
BAKER'S CREEK: Near the waterfront and park is this 13,500 sq. ft. ocean view lot in a new
development between Marsh Harbour and Leisure Lee. $79,500. Ref. AS11368


LUBBERS QUARTERS LUBBERS QUARTERS
Lovely 2 storey, 1 bedroom cottage 'Sea View Cottage' boasts stunning
in Abaco Ocean Club. Near beach water views. 2 bedrooms, fully
with a private dock slip. equipped and private dock slip.
$250,000. Ref. AS11474 $880,000. Ref. AS11450

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


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


GUANA CAY
A tucked away retreat with 2 bed-
rooms and 2 baths. Lush landscap-
ing and walking distance to beach.
$265,000. Ref. AS10648


GREEN TURTLE CAY
Cozy 2 bedroom and 2 bath cottage
on over 1 acre of pristine waterfront
land in Black Sound.
$1,250,000. Ref. AS11514


ADRIAN LOWE
Estate Agent
Green Turtle Cay
T:242 365 4191
C: 242 577 4111
adrian@hgchristie.com


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GREEN TURTLE CAY LITTLE HARBOUR
A beautiful modern open floor plan 2.3 acre waterfront property has 40
house with 3 bedrooms and 3 baths ft. elevations, a sandy beach cove,
great for entertaining, and small cottage.
$561,500. Ref. AS11477 $595,000. Ref. AS11548


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$375,000.


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EstateAgent F-,l. ji WiTiiwef Broker/Appraiser
Hope Town 'MIilatll bei Marsh Harbour
T: 242 366-0700 4 St 146 T ? 23e '-145
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dise has all A 2 bedroom, 2 bath, unique beach-
ssed from front home with living and dining up-
k. stairs to fully enjoy the ocean views.
Ref. AS11491 $525,000. Ref. AS11472


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