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Place of Publication: Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas
Publication Date: December 1, 2010
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VOLUME 18 NUMBER 23


DECEMBER 1st, 2010


Students learn about college programs
College Fair features many college representatives
By Canishka Alexander
This year's College Fair 2010 saw many
new changes. The first had to do with the
retirement of Isobel Sherman, a veteran
educator who organized the event for years
before turning it over to Beverly Rolle, a
S' teacher at Agape Christian School. The
College Fair also took place at a differ-
ent location from New Vision Ministries
This year and is expected to continue taking
place at Agape's Grace Gym.
Among the more familiar colleges and
universities represented, there were three
new institutions present: Livingston Col-
Slege, Flagler University and the Art Insti-
A. tute of Atlanta. Despite the new additions,
Mrs. Rolle was disappointed that BTVI and
Bahamas Baptist Community College did
not have any representatives at the College
Fair. However, some institutions had men-
tioned problems with funding. She is confi-
dent that when a committee is formed, the
event will be bigger and better next year.
On a more positive note, representa-
tives from Bethune-Cookman University,
the College of The Bahamas, Florida Me-
morial University, Humber University,
annual College Fair was held on November 16 at Grace Gym. Thirteen colleges were represented and gave information about Northwood University, Palm Beach At-
hools, courses offered, housing, expenses, scholarships available and qualifications required. The students asked questions and lantic University, St. Thomas University,
brochures and material home to study. 5/w, is the representative from St. Mary's University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Savannah College of Art and Design, St.
ing to her are Cecile Albury, Principal of Agape Christian School; Dr. Lenora Black, Abaco's Education Superintendent; and Mary's University and the University of


three students from S.C. Bootle High School in Cooper's Town. Agape Christian School hosted the College Fair this year for the
first time.


Please see College Fair Page 2


Santa made a very early visit to Marsh Harbour on November 20 when the Scurvy Few
Motorcycle Club held its annual Toys for Tots campaign. The club collects new, un-
wrapped Christmas toys that they deliver to needy families just prior to Christmas. The
children were eager to tell him their wishes for gifts under the tree. See story on page 5.



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Christmas Festival
Entertainment Performances Santa
Food Drinks Gifts Toys
December 4 Noon to 10 pm Across from BEC office

Angels Academy

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Angels Academy is the only school on Abaco that celebrated One Bahamas. These are
the youngest children in the school performing Ji, ai,,nly and friends. One Bahamas is
a program in schools that promotes unity and nationalpride and showcases Bahamian
culture.


By Jennifer Hudson
The students of Angels Academy cel-
ebrated One Bahamas on November 19
with a delightful programme presented
to family members and friends on the
school grounds. This was the school's
first presentation celebrating Our Culture


and Our History as ONE PEOPLE. The
school grounds were patriotically decorat-
ed in swags of the national colours and the
Bahamian flag was raised to the singing of
the National Anthem.
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College Fair leaves students motivated


College Fair From Page 1
Tampa attended the event.
Many of the students expressed inter-
est in Livingstone College in North Car-
olina because of the athletic scholarships
that are available. Darian Lightbourne,
S.C. Bootle High School's head girl, was
one of those students. Although she was
not worried about obtaining an academic
scholarship based on her grades, she was
grateful to have the option to pay her way
through school because of her athletic abil-
ity as well. She also visited the College of
The Bahamas and Bethune-Cookman. She
is hoping to major in accounting and mi-
nor in Spanish. All of the colleges offered
these options.
Like Darian, Akeem Adderley of Abaco


Central High School was looking for some-
thing close to home. He talked to the repre-
sentatives of the University of Tampa and
the College of The Bahamas. He is hop-
ingg to pursue a career in the performing
arts, which both institutions offer including
scholarships.
Billy Dajuste, senior counselor for Bet-
hune-Cookman University, said he was
"happy to share information with the great
students of Abaco." According to Mr.
Dajuste there are approximately 84 Baha-
mian students currently enrolled at the uni-
versity and 16 of them are Abaconians. He
said Bahamians are well known and main-
tain a nice presence on campus.
"The experience is awesome, and I've
been coming five years in a row now, and
like I told you, I wouldn't miss this for the


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Students were interested in talking to the representatives of the College of The Bahamas.
Many Abaco students attend COB for at least the first two years to keep the expenses
down.


world," he said. "It's a great experience
when I get a chance to speak with students
who are interested in coming to college.
These students are very motivated, and
once I see the motivation coming from
them, it's always an honour for me to help
them to get to the next step. So again, I'll
be here as long as I'm working for Bet-
hune-Cookman, and I guarantee you'll see
me here every year."
Because most of their international stu-
dents are from The Bahamas, Trevor Lew-
is from Florida Memorial University said
that they will continue to attend the College
Fair.
Then there was St. Thomas University,
where Bahamian-born Andre Lightbourn
is the dean of Enrollment Management.
This was his first time attending the event,
which he described as worthwhile. He said
that any time he is given a chance to speak
with prospective students it is always worth
the time and effort. "We as individuals in


higher education like to see when students
are eager to advance themselves and clear-
ly that has taken place here today," Mr.
Lightbourn explained.
He and other representatives pointed out
that were interested in business, medical
careers, hospitality, aviation and the sci-
ences. Nevertheless, careers in film and
design are becoming more popular among
Bahamian students.
Susan Padilha, assistant director of ad-
missions for the Art Institute of Atlanta,
said that she deals primarily with interna-
tional students and that they have had very
successful students from The Bahamas.
Interestingly, the institute began reaching
out to Bahamian students after they were
discovered by searching the Internet.
Darvin Toussaint of the College of The
Bahamas said their interest was not to sim-
ply promote COB and the programs of-
fered, but to promote education as a whole.


Humber University, located in Toronto, Ontario, was represented at the College Fair.
Most high schools on Abaco had students in the higher grades attend this annual event.


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HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #5230
VALENTINE'S Historic 3 bed 2 bath with
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HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #5699
LIL HOPE 2 bed/2 bath Loyalist cottage
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HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #5404
HERON VIEW SEA OF ABACO VIEWS -
Large wooded lot on North End, 40'
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HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #4826
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Santa thrilled children at the Toys for Tots event


By Canishka Alexander
Santa made a special visit to Marsh Har-
bour on November 20 during the 13th An-
nual Toys for Tots fund-raising event. He
manages to come yearly during this event
and spends time listening to the children's
wish list for gifts. Once again this year he
made many children happy to know that he
had heard them.
Toys for Tots was held across from
Memorial Plaza. Some of the members of
the Scurvy Few Motorcycle Club Abaco
Chapter organized it to raise funds to buy
toys for needy children. The club members
also ask the public to donate new toys that
can be distributed. Tickets were sold for an
assortment of food items including cotton
candy, hot dogs and hamburgers and for
the bouncing castle.
As always the bouncing castle complete


with a gigantic Sponge Bob that towered
several feet above its entrance was popular
among the children. Sid Dawes, secretary
of the Scurvy Few, accepted tickets and
kept watch over the excited children in the
bouncing castle.
Toys for Tots is actually a separate enti-
ty from the Scurvy Few and is a charitable
organization. He explained that the execu-
tive committee of Scurvy Few is the execu-
tive committee of Toys for Tots. Raising
funds for Toys for Tots is done throughout
the year.
This year was a bittersweet year for the
members as they witnessed the assistance
from almost all of their corporate sponsors
dry up completely because of the econo-
my. Even the donation cans that have been
decorated with the Toys for Tots logo and
placed in business establishments have not
done well in recent
years.
In previous years
one of the members
revealed that the club
purchased $4,500
worth of toys. How-
ever, they are commit-
ted to giving whatever
number of toys that
they are able to pur-
chase this year to the
Department of Social
Services for distribu-
tion in the communi-
ties.


A bouncing castle provided fun for the children Inl they wait-
ed to talk with Santa. The funds raised will purchase gifts for
children who are less fortunate.


Mr. Dawes said that
one of the club's other
goals is to do com-
munity service with
regard to the garbage
containers, maps and


benches. Although they charge for the
visitor maps and charge for the advertising
on the benches, the money that is collected
is used to do things within the community.
Sharing some history of how the Scurvy
Club came into existence, Mr. Dawes said
that the Scurvy Few members have been
meeting in Marsh Harbour for 14 years.
The club started with a group of about six
men and currently there are about 12 to 15
members with eight to 10 active members
in town. There is a member in Nassau and
one in Freeport, and also a Florida chapter
that has been established.


Those looking to become part of the
Scurvy Few can meet with the members
"usually on the first Thursday of almost
every month." Interested persons obvi-
ously must be the owner of a motorcycle
and even more importantly be prepared
to donate time. The club is in search of
dedicated people who will be there to work
and be there for the club at all times par-
ticularly when it come to spending time at
events like Toys for Tots.


Santa spent time witn mte cilaren wno visited mm i/nh ne was at Toys for lots on
November 20. The occasion was to raise funds to buy toys for needy children on Abaco.
This yearly event is one way that the Scurvy Few Motorcycle Club of Abaco is working
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Tribute is
paid to veterans
By Canishka Alexander
On November 14 Bahamians nationwide
paid tribute to those who sacrificed their
lives during World War I and World War
II. A special service was held at Aldersgate
Methodist Church in Marsh Harbour and
continued at the Marsh Harbour Memorial
Garden where Rev. Charles Carey and the
Boys' and Girls' Brigades entertained the
small gathering with a few musical selec-
tions that are symbolic of Remembrance
Day.
Remembrance Day was formerly known
as Armistice Day and was celebrated on


November 11. There were not many in
attendance at this significant event. Rev.
Carey thanked Bertram Knowles for his at-
tendance on behalf of the Governor Gen-
eral, Sir Arthur Foulkes.
Commenting on the lack of attendance,
Rev. Carey said that in recent years, inter-
est and participation had begun to dwindle
because of a decline in uniformed youth
organizations. However, he was proud
to state that the Boys' and Girls' Brigades
have continued in their commitment to
honouring our nation's heroes and have
led Abaco in the celebrations for nearly 20
years.
The ceremonies on Abaco pay trib-
ute to Capt. Leonard Thompson, Chester


Thompson, and four Royal Bahamas De-
fence Force officers: Austin Smith, Fen-
rick Sturrup, David Tucker and Edward
Williams, who were killed in the strafing
of the HMBS Flamingo by a Cuban war-
plane in 1980.
Absent this year from the ceremony
were the symbolic poppies and the pres-
ence of a commemorative wreath that is
placed in the water near the Memorial
Garden.
Parenting Seminar
is completed
By Erika Lowe
The Christian Counselling Centre be-


gan its first Parenting With Purpose class
on September 21st, 2010. Parenting With
Purpose is an outreach programme devel-
oped by the Christian Counselling Centre
in collaboration with the Department of
Social Services. On November 16th, 2010,
our Parenting With Purpose Graduation
was held for the Class of Fall 2010. These
parents expressed great ambition and ex-
citement in, not only practicing what they
learnt in their own homes, but also taking
their new found knowledge into the sur-
rounding community.
Parenting With Purpose is a class de-
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signed to assist parents in our community
with creating a positive family environ-
ment. Parents will walk away with tools
to build a home empowered by love and
limits. These foundations will provide chil-
dren with a sense of security and parents
with a sense of confidence. Parents are
provided with tools to assist in this through
eight fundamental classes which include:
1. Different Faces and Functions of Fami-
lies. 2. Child Development Stages and
Nutrition. 3. Communication with Your
Child. 4. Promoting Your Child's Self-Es-
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ness. 6. Reinforcing Good Behavior and
Discipline. 7. Preparing Your Child For
and Dealing With Your Child's School. 8.
Money Management & Your Family Re-
sources.
These classes were held at the Christian
Counselling Centre in the D & S Shopping
Centre in Marsh Harbour every Tuesday
night. The classes were facilitated by a va-
riety of community leaders including Julie
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Cancer Society opens
its Christmas Shop
By Jennifer Hudson
Once again this year, following on its
success of last year, the Abaco Cancer So-
ciety has opened its Christmas Shop in the
old John Bull premises next to Mangoes.
The shop opened on November 18 and has
had a steady flow of patrons since. In fact,
there were people waiting for the doors to


open on the 18th. Everyone loves its at-
tractive, very reasonably priced, high qual-
ity merchandise, the majority of which is
brand new. There are so many wonderful
choices for Christmas gifts from scented
candles, jewelry boxes, ceramic and glass-
ware, bags, wraps, books, DVD's and
CD's to framed prints and jewelry. One
wall is completely covered with decora-
tions for the Christmas tree which would
be the envy of all.


Organizer of the store, Marjolein Scott,
has been very touched by the outpouring
of generosity this year from persons out-
side The Bahamas who have never been
to Abaco but have heard of the work of
the Abaco Cancer Society and want to sup-
port its great work. Many items have been
received from abroad including pictures,
prints, a wonderful seahorse made by a

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Blue Hole may cause road to relocate


The Lost Reel Blue Hole is located beside the Capt. Ernest Dean Highway between the
Snake Cay turnoffand the Wilson City power plant turnoff It is not visible from the road
but a dip in the road has been observed at that spot for some time. Prior to the new gen-
erators being moved to the site from Marsh Harbour, a bypass road was constructed by
BEC around the Blue Hole as officials felt the heavy loads could cause a major problem.
This temporary road can be seen on the left of the picture. More i c,rily the dip has
become more pronounced. Now a drilling rig has determined that the rock sturcture on
the west side is solid i iti the east side is porous and spongy. As a result, the road may
be relocated slightly to the west.


The Cancer Society Abaco Branch has once again opened a Christmas gift shop in Marsh
Harbour to raise funds for its programs to assist Abaco women with the costs of preven-
tive care in the fight against breast cancer and travel and medical costs for those Abaco
women who have cancer. The shop has mostly new items, many donated by artists and
craftsmen. The response by the public is very encouraging.


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The Editor


Says


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Local events show initiative


Abaco people have a remarkable capac-
ity to highlight their past, enjoy the present
and look to the future. We are just leav-
ing the quiet fall season when we have
few visitors and no community events of
consequence. However, for an island with
a base population of 16,000 there are a
remarkable number of home-grown festi-
vals and events for everyone to enjoy. It is
extraordinary that many of these programs
originate in towns with populations of 500
residents or less.
Green Turtle Cay and Hope Town are
starting the holiday season with public
events. Green Turtle is just concluding
a weekend of events including a public
Thanksgiving dinner, a golf cart parade
and a Saturday all-day fair. Hope Town
is holding its 12th year of its popular box
cart races. These Hope Town races and the
Green Turtle Cay events are well worth the
open admission, but for off-island folks it
requires a ferry ride. Food and drink are
sold to raise money for their town's youth
and other programs.
Abaco's largest one-day event, the
Christmas Festival, will be staged on De-
cember 4 in Marsh Harbour. It lasts from
mid-day to late that night. It is estimated
that several thousand people, possibly
more, enjoy this pre-Christmas festival.
The crowd during the day is made up of
families and children with many persons
coming from the cays, taking advantage of
ferry schedules. Evening attendance is pri-
marily adults from mainland Abaco as well
as the far ends of the island.
The day and evening hours are often
interspersed with music, dance, Judo and
Karate demonstrations, sometimes a dog
show, fashion shows, school and church
bands, praise dancers and other entertain-
ment the Festival organizers can find. Af-
ter dark music will be provided this year
by Her Majesty's Prison Pop Band.
It is early in the growing season, but
booths will be staffed by farmers with fresh
produce. Artisans, craftsmen and serious
home-hobby individuals will be displaying
and selling their best efforts, homemade
jams, jellies, garnishes, candies, home-
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sweets.
Abaco has a wide variety of artists; some
paint, some carve, some create jewelry,
others work with wood making model
boats, driftwood picture frames, bowls and
other items made from native hardwoods.
Booths will offer a variety of authentic
Bahamian cuisine, complete meals with
peas 'n rice and macaroni and cheese.
Many snacks will also be offered.
Besides the usual assortment of soft
drinks, an adult bar will be offering beer
and heavier beverages. A little snooping
through the stalls may turn up someone of-
fering a variety of native bush teas along
with a lesson on bush medicine.
Santa will be giving gifts to children in
the afternoon. For the first time, the Rota-
ry Club is organizing a float parade during
the day. Evenings have traditionally ended
with a Junkanoo rush and a Christmas tree
lighting ceremony.
Other holiday events include:
* A boat parade at Green Turtle Cay on
December 11
* A Christmas Cantata at Marsh Harbour
Gospel Chapel on Decemberl2
* The North Abaco Christmas Festival
December 13 at the Treasure Cay Primary
School
* A Christmas Concert at the St John the
Baptist Anglican Church in Marsh Har-
bour on December 15
* The annual Police Christmas party for
children on December 18 at the Marsh
Harbour police station.
* Cherokee celebrates on Christmas Eve


in the Methodist Church yard with a large
decorated Christmas tree laden with chil-
dren's gifts. The wrapped gifts were placed
there earlier by parents. When Santa ar-
rives on his sleigh, he hands out the gifts
to the assembled children. A public dinner
is held afterwards in the school with dona-
tions requested.
Christmas tree lighting ceremonies are
planned for many of our townships. Check
with a member of your town committee to
see if a Christmas tree lighting program is
scheduled. Many churches have programs
featuring the Christmas story.
Hope Town is scheduling a New Year's
Eve Junkanoo Rush which includes their
school children. On January 1 the social
focus shifts to Green Turtle Cay which
holds an afternoon Junkanoo parade. The
town will be crowded and ferries will run
all day. This is an opportunity to see the
colorful Junkanoo costumes in daylight as
opposed to the traditional nighttime Junk-
anoo rush. Sidewalk vendors will offer a
wide variety of food.
All of these upcoming holiday events
and the many others appearing in the
months that follow are a tribute to Abaco's
resourcefulness and drive. Most of the
events are initiated in small towns to enter-
tain and raise funds for various community
projects. Merchants work to make their
shops appealing which draw customers.
Our progressive residents carry this theme
further by making their entire town more
appealing to attract foreign and domestic
visitors who spend money.


Snubbed by Nassau again
An employment advertisement appeared
in the Nassau Guardian on November 22
requesting applications for an ambulance
driver for government's emergency ser-
vice on Abaco. The Nassau Hospital Au-
thority was contacted on November 25 and
asked if the position should be advertised
locally. We were told "not at this time,"
but they would keep us in mind for future
positions.
Apparently it had been decided that
Abaco does not have any one qualified or
interested so there is no need to pursue
Abaco exposure for this job.
As Abaco expands, various government
jobs will become available that should be
advertised for local applicants. When our
new airport terminal and tower come on-
line, tower staff and possibly firemen will
be needed.
BEC recently advertised in Nassau for
an Environmental and Safety Officer for its
new Abaco plant. Only after we inquired
did they advertise locally. Earlier, BEC
advertised in Nassau for a mechanic to be
stationed at its Abaco station. Obviously,
the company was satisfied that Abaco
would not have any mechanics interested
in this position.
Apparently, it is assumed that Abaco
persons interested in the few government
openings locally will be scanning the Nas-
sau papers.
We will continue to bring these govern-
ment oversights to the public's attention as
we become aware of them.


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Dear Editor,
Once again I am very upset with Yel-
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mother was suppose to fly on Yellow Air
from Fort Lauderdale to Marsh Harbour at
11:45 a.m. When my mother arrived at the
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flight. They charged her $75 to go on the
flight the next morning to Marsh Harbour.
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are crooks.
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Be careful of your
grocery packer
Dear Editor,
If you are a Maxwell's shopper, you
should not get a packer mad at you. I did
and when another boy started to pack for
me, the first one came to him and told him
to stop packing and he did. I just want to
tell you because he will not let anyone pack
for you. I am just waiting to see when he
will send the bosses home.
This is not the first complaint to go
in about him. So why is he still there. I
thought Maxwell's needed shoppers. I have
supported all shops they have had until
now. I no longer shop with them.
DeeDee Russell
Rental houses
under threat again
Dear Sirs
Attached is a notice that was circulated
through letter and posted in various news-
papers in Abaco in 2009. Second hom-
eowners were advised that if they rented
their homes they could apply for a hotel
license, be authorised to collect hotel taxes
on behalf of the government and in turn


they would be given a preferential prop-
erty tax rate.
Foreign owners of second homes on
Guana Cay all went over to the office in
Marsh Harbour to the real estate property
tax office and signed up for this program,
received a tax number and started collect-
ing and remitting the taxes when there
were rentals. It was a hassle to do so as
the office in Marsh Harbour will not take
cash or personal checks so a bank draft
had to be purchased. But many went ahead
with the program as they thought it was the
right thing to do, and they hoped the rev-
enue would be used to improve the islands.
Since they were promised a break on their
property taxes, they felt it was something
in it for them.
Well, now to their surprise, they receive
their tax bills and are informed by the new
tax officer that there have been "some
glitches" in the system and there will be no
tax break. They have to pay their full tax
bill and now all of a sudden there is a four-
month minimum that you must live in your
house in order to get the tax discount. This
was never discussed in the original discus-
sions or anywhere in the information that
was circulated. Many of them feel cheated
and would never have signed up for the


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professional doll maker and basketfuls of
lovely crocheted animals from Marjolein's
sister in Houston, Texas. A very big word
of gratitude is extended to Jimmy and
Penny Vaughan who donate the use of the
premises for this wonderful venture.
A kid's table contains games, puzzles
and an assortment of other goodies for
children of all ages. A Cancer Society pro-
motional table includes the society's brace-
lets, lapel pins and other items plus some
beautiful creations made with pink ribbon
and sea shells all generously made by a lo-
cal donor.
The Abaco Cancer Society's Christmas


Shop is open each week from Monday -
Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. until De-
cember 23. So why not go in and help the
work of the Abaco Cancer Society. All pro-
ceeds from the Christmas Shop go towards
the work of the Society which is presently
supporting 52 cancer patients from Abaco.
The regular Saturday morning thrift shop
is still open every Saturday from 10 a.m.
to 1 p.m. behind Abaco Groceries.
Vocal training lists
steps to great singing
By Canishka Alexander
Standing tall and smiling confidently
with their eyes as they sang a number of
hymns, the participants rehearsed a few of


Singing coach Lee Callender held a workshop in Marsh Harbour on November 20 to
help the participants learn to sing and speak better. This was the second singing coach
brought here by Simmone Bowe-Mullings to improve the quality of singing.


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the key components of great singing offered
at the Vocal Training Workshop by prolific
pianist and vocal coach, Lee Callender.
The workshop was designed to give
singers and aspiring singers the tools to
develop and display their vocal potential.
The Vocal Training Workshop, held at the
Faith Convention Center on November 20,
was the second to be organized by Sim-
mone Bowe-Mullings of Horizons Devel-
opment Group.
Not only does Mr. Callender train the
singing voice, but he focuses equally on
the speaking voice as well. He made an
appeal to public speakers because he said
that everyone needs better diction, better
clarity on how they speak, and they need
an understanding that we are talking and
speaking to humans. "It is our duty to do
the best we can for our paying public or
even if the public is free to give them the
best quality because every time you get in
public, you are advertising yourself. You
are your brand; I am my own personal
brand," Mr. Callendar emphasized.
He reminded them of the idea of melody
singing and legato musical notes that are
played or sung smoothly and connected.
They discussed mind renewal, posture,
opening the throat, the position of tongue,
lowering the jaw, facial posture, smiling
with the eyes as supposed to smiling with
the teeth, consistent volume, legato and
how to do legato, vowel sounds, and en-
ergy, passion and confidence in singing.
"If you sing well, we in The Bahamas
know how this works. 'We say God really
blessed you, God blessed you with a good


voice, hey?' In that, God is glorified. So
what am I saying here? Excellence is the
way to go; the idea is to get better bit by
bit," Mr. Callender elaborated.
Leazona Richard, one of the participants,
asked what could be done as far as vocal
care, and he said that covering the neck
with a scarf in cold weather, drinking room
temperature water and practicing every day
were important things to keep in mind.
He told them that 15 concentrated, con-
sistent minutes should be set aside each day
for them to practice what they had learned.
Jackie Williams, another one of the par-
ticipants, was grateful that he had attended
the workshop. He's been involved in music
performances for most of his life, but the
workshop demonstrated that no matter how
long you have been in music, there is still
more to learn in order to advance.
Mr. Callender has expressed interest in
returning to Abaco for future workshops.

New Businesses
Najah's Salon and Spa
By Samantha V. Evans
On October 1st Bernadette Davis opened
the only full service salon and spa in this
central location. The services offered in-
clude full hair and nail services, massages,
waxing, high tech treatments, manicures
and pedicures, body wraps and scrubs,
facials, weaves and relaxers. She has spa
packages available for weddings, special
parties and has gift certificates as well.

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The salon styles caucasian female hair and
offers hair cuts for caucasian males. It is
open Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 5:30
p.m. and on Saturdays 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
It is located upstairs in the B&L Plaza in
Marsh Harbour. The staff includes Shay,
Tammy and Melissa hair stylists, Bernie
and Melissa nail technicians, Rudell mas-
sage therapist and Darnell spa manager.
The phone number is 367-1250.


Healthy lifestyle is
program at Auskell
By Canishka Alexander
Janette Isaacs, founder and lead consul-
tant of Jemi Health and Wellness of Nas-
sau, and her team of certified trainers be-
gin healthy lifestyle programs at Auskell
Medical Clinic. About eight people regis-
tered for the first program on November
19.
Ms. Isaacs said the healthy lifestyle
programs are based on psychological and


Fuel trailer is punctured at dock


On November 11 a tank truck with a load of jet fuel was at the freight dock in Marsh
Harbour when a flat rack scraped a corer, puncturing it and casuing a leak. 51,n 11 is
Claude Sawyer, who took a pump to transfer the fuel to another truck to keep the loss to
a minimum. It is estimated that the loss was between 500 and 1000 gallons of fuel. Wil-
liam Tlriil,,f d of Abacays covered the spilled fuel with sand as a precaution. Jet fuel
in not as volatile as gas. However, the Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire Department was
on the scene.


behavioral change. The programs target
nutrition, fitness, the mind and thought
processes.
They are also trained in disease man-
agement even with those who are bedrid-
den and are able to work with people of
all ages. During their time in Abaco the
group shared some of the comprehensive
programs that they offer.
Georgette Strachan, coaching manager
and massage therapist, is responsible for
coordinating the program on Abaco. They
are beginning their services by offering a
30-day program called WaterWorks. As
she explained, water is an important part of
health and nutrition, but many people tend
to forget that by drinking a lot of juices in-
stead. However, as she pointed out, juices
can add too many calories to the diet. The
WaterWorks program has a tracking mech-
anism and involves a wellness inventory
that carries out a whole body wellness as-
sessment. She favours Swedish reflexology
and sports massage therapy. Ms. Strachan
is a licensed massage therapist with more
than 10 years of experience.
Andrew Khan, the fitness manager,
trains participants with functional exercis-
es. He said that the staff believe in training
functional muscles, which refers to mus-
cles that are used for daily life. They avoid
the use of heavy weights because it causes
loss of flexibility. With age, our bodies
tend not to absorb as much calcium as they
used to, and beyond the age of 35 years
there is loss of muscle mass and bone den-
sity every year. However, exercise helps
with these issues. One of their goals is to
get older people more active.
LaChrisser Scriven, who is also a part


of the Jemi team, was on island to follow
up with those who are involved in the pro-
gram. A Jemi representative will be here
once a week.
The healthy lifestyle program will take
place at Auskell every Friday from 5:30
p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday at 7 a.m.
There is no limit to how many persons can
join. The cost of each session is $20. The
program is will also be available in Hope
Town on Saturdays. All of the trainers
travelled there on November 20 to offer a
session there as well.
Living well naturally
By Mirella Santillo
The second of the workshops offered
by certified Holistic Vegan Chef Shan-
ishka Bain was held on November 20th at
Friends of the Environment.
The vegan cooking class was not as well
attended as the one that took place earlier
but it was a benefit to the people who were
present as they were able to sit closer to the
cook to watch closely and even take part in
the preparations.
The theme for that day was Veggie
Holiday Feast Cooking Class. And it was
a feast as the participants sampled all the
dishes that were prepared.
The first item was a "no wheat" un-
johnny cake. Ms. Bain made a moist, tasty
bread, replacing regular white flour with
spelt. It was similar to Johnny cake but
without white flour and butter. She pre-
pared the bread to accompany her Veg 'n
Souse, a dish made of various chopped
vegetables seasoned with herbs, spices and

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lime juice.
Spelt was used in all the recipes usually
requiring flour including the crust for My
Veggie Pot Pie and the crust of the Swirled
Pumpkin Cheesecake Pie.
For the pot pie filling mixed chopped
vegetables were simmered while the crust
was being made. Chick peas (also called
garbanzo beans) were substituted for meat
to provide the needed proteins. As Ms.
Bain continued with
the preparations, she
mentioned the scien-
tific reasons why cer-
tain ingredients are
better accepted by the
body than others. Ms.
Bain always uses co-
conut oil to cook be-
cause it can be heated
to higher temperatures
without breaking into
unhealthy chemicals.
Cashew nuts were
utilized for the fillings
in the swirl pumpkin
pie together with but-
ternut squash, dates
and maple syrup and
pumpkin pie spices.
The last dessert treat
was Kreamy No-Egg
Nog made with banana -
and almond milk. -
Her fiance, Joban
.Sb/'t,. altt Bain h
Cambridge, a vegan, -/ Bainh
records the classes on ing. She prepare
video that will soon be they later enjoyed
the Envrionment


available on the internet for people to gath-
er general information on nutrition.
Her goal is to educate Bahamians so
they change their eating habits. Bad eat-
ing habits are the cause of many chronic
diseases which affect a large population of
this country.
Garden club learns
about neem
By Mirella Santillo
On November 13 the Horticultural Soci-


eld a workshop to demonstrate vegan cook-
I a complete holiday meal for the group that
eating. The workshop was held at Friends of
on November 20.


ety held its November meeting at the neem
farm on the Capt. Ernest Dean Highway.
Tables were in the shade to accommodate
30 members, few winter residents and
boaters who attended.
The topic of the meeting was the use of
the neem products in gardening, which are
many according to the three presenters.
Neem farm owner Nick Miaoulis gave a
brief history of the farm which was started
in 1994 when the first tree was planted. He
explained that he was prompted by a desire
to contribute to the health of the commu-
nity. There are now over 6,000 threes on
the farm. The neem farm is certified or-
ganic by a Florida company which comes
every year to inspect the farm premises
and the production center located near the
airport roundabout. Neem trees grow very
rapidly, informed Mr. Miaoulis. To facili-


tate harvesting and keep the trees stronger,
they are pruned on a regular basis. Each
fruit is picked by hand which contributes
to the integrity of the final product.
Sales and Marketing Manager Daphne
de Gregory gave a summary of the various
uses of the neem trees. The leaves which
can be brewed in a medicinal tea or used
as insect repellent in the house. Oil can
be extracted from the seeds which is used
in the cosmetic products including soap.
The neem has anti-bacterial, anti-fungal,
antiseptic properties and is safe for human
or animal consumption.
Laboratory Technician Kareem
Knowles, who studied agriculture at Saint
Claire College in Ontario, is the chemist
who derives insect repellent and fertilizers

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The Horticultural Society held its November meeting at the neem farm in South Abaco.
The speakers discussed the uses and benefits of neem products.


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News of the Cays


Hope Town
By Candace Key
School is transformed
into Junkanoo shack
Each Thursday afternoon around 3:30
the strains of Junkanoo music can be heard
emanating from Hope Town School as
scores of children, parents and commu-
nity members gather on the deck and play-
ground to plan, cut and paste costumes for
the annual New Year's Day Youth Junk-
anoo Rush Out in Hope Town. This event
is a very popular crowd pleaser in the mid-
dle of the afternoon on New Year's Day.


School garden
Last year with the help of community vol-
unteers, Hope Town School enjoyed its first
vegetable garden. This year the garden con-
cept really expanded, and the garden now
covers most of the south end of the school's
sloping hill and is divided into three tiered
levels. The wood used by volunteer Billy
Gates to build the boxes was re-cycled from
the torn down main dock in town.
Ms. Joann Feinstein helped to get the
project off the ground with her involve-
ment and PTA officer Rachel Aberle took
on the project as a labour of love. Pre-
school students enjoy sprouting the seeds
(and keeping a herb garden of their own)


in parts of rain gutters. The older students
all take turns planting and watering. The
whole school saves compostable items to
fertilize the garden. The students are ea-
gerly awaiting their produce growing
enough to start eating!
Students become
Plastic Police
To help education for sustainable devel-
opment, the Hope Town School is aiding
Friends of the Environment in its quest to
have November as a NO Plastic Month.


Students created and posted signs all over
town asking people to please not use plas-
tic Thank You bags but instead to use the
green cloth bags to carry grocery store and
other purchased items home. As Plastic
Police it is their duty to thank visitors and
residents for using the green bags when-
ever they see them and to encourage those
still using plastic to use cloth bags instead
in order to protect the environment.

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The Hope Town School students grew a garden last year very successfully. This year it is
much larger. The plants are grown in raised beds made from the discarded lumber from
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Extensive docks & b2 acres in newly developing area
riding rocks.Access roads in place, utilities near.
Deeded access to the Sea ofAbaco. US$55,000.
Lydia.Bodamer@SothebysRealty.com


GREEN TURTLE CAY #4776
SUMNER ESTATE 64 acres of prime land, ideal for
development, 6,000 sq.ft of waterfront, beaches,
protected harbours, deep water. US$5,900,000.
Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com


GREEN TURTLE CAY #4936
GILLIAM BAY ESTATE 1.7 acres. Best price
on Green Turtle Cay Beach. Highly desirable
neighbourhood.Existing2 bed home.US$700,000.
Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com


GREEN TURTLE CAY #3208
TURTLE'S NEST 2.7 acres with 2 bed 2.5 bath 3
storey main home, 2 bed 2 bath cottage, deep
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GREEN TURTLE CAY #3208C
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GUANA CAY #3816
WARD'S LANDING Charming 2 storey apartment
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Great rental history. US$650,000.
Bill.Albury@SothebysRealty.com


GUANA CAY #5350
ORCHID BAY Highest elevation with panoramic
views. Luxury 5 bed 4.5 badt on 4 acres. Patio &
pool for private sunbathing. US$2,250,000.
Christopher.Albury@SothebysRealty.com


LUBBERS QUARTERS #4516
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 #1851 LUBBERS QUARTERS #5231
FLIP FLOPS Owner says sell! Over I LOT4 -EASTVIEW 11,181 sqfwoodedlot4lots
acre of beachfront privacy. 200' private from east side of Lubbers on theSea ofAbaco.
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TILLOO CAY #4317
WATERFRONT BEACHWOOD COTTAGE -
Enjoy picturesque sunsets from this cozy
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MAN-O-WAR CAY #5773
Low OVERHEAD HARBOURVIEWS Renovated
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IILLUU LCAY #494/
ToP-A-TILLOO Where can you get brand
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GUANA CAY #4753
PRINCE'S TRUST 2bed/2bath private vila with loft,
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GUANA CAY #5758
BEACHFRONT LOT 2.2 acres sea-to-sea, great
elevaton,protected waterfront on the sea ofAbaco,
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SUNSET VIEW 2 bed I bath beachfront
cottage nestled in the trees with large
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MAN-O-WAR CAY #4336
WATERFRONT LOOKOUT HoUSE Stunning views
overlookingwestem harbour,2 bed I bath main house
with I bed I bathdockhousecouEage$ 1,395,000.
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TILLOO CAY #4921
REEL DRAG WATERFRONT Extensive
docks & boat lifts. Fabulous newly
built 4 bed 3 bath. US$1,200,000.
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TILLOO CAY #3738
LOT 10 Stunning view from this large
beachfront lot. Great swimming off the beach.
Community dock.US$250,000.
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HUMMINGBIRD COTTAGE & GARDEN COTTAGE GETAWAY ABAcO OCEAN CLUB Cozy I bed I
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dockage and beach across the street $399,000. dock Extra lot available. $349,000.
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IVAN-1J-VVA n L rtXi #530
ANNE BONNY WATERFRONT Charming down
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harbour frontage. 16,959 sq.f lot US$725,000.
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AURORA COTTAGE Well-built 1,200
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GUANA CAY
#4533 DOLPHIN BEACH ESTATES. Lot 68 HillcopView.$180,000. BillAlbury
#5121 Lot 32/32A 90' of waterfront with a dock. $500,000.Jane Patterson
#5237 PARADISE COVE Waterfront, 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 Sea with I bed cottage. $2,2 mil. Chris Albury
#5120 Lot 26 NEW LISTING Waterfront 22,000 sq.f.t $395,000. Jane Patterson
Lot C10 NEW LISTING Orchid Bay, waterfront $366,000. ChrisAlbury

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. Stunning views. $298,000. Laurie Schreiner
#3947 Abaco Ocean Club Lot 143 Approximately 11,450 sq.ft $150,000. BillAlbury
#4606 Abaco Ocean Club Lot 152 NEW PRICE dockage. $119,900. Laurie Schreiner
#5049 Lot 4 EastView I 1,181 sq.ft with designated dock slip. $165,000. Jane Patterson
#4713 North End Lots 2 & 4 Beachfront. $180,000 each. Laurie Schreiner
#4714 Interior Lots 14,295 sq. ft. $59,500 $62,000 each. Laurie Schreiner


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 22Waterfront. $335,000. Laurie Schreiner
#5128 Tilloo Beach Subdivision Lot 27 Superior elevation, shared dock $115,000. Kerry Sullivan
#3792 OneWaterfrontAcre Great elevation, room for dock $290,000. Laurie Schreiner






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Open House and
Dinner Night
The hungry crowd gathered early for
the school's Open House and International
Dinner Night. Foods from many countries
were displayed with the country of origin's
flag in front of the dish. Mothers served
the delicious meals while fathers manned
the grill. Parents and visitors strolled
through the school looking at classrooms
and children's work. Dr. Lenora Black,
District Superintendent, attended and was
excitedly greeted by children and adults
alike when she arrived.
In keeping with our sustainability for the
future theme at school, we were pleased to
see the response when we requested that


people bring their own containers from
home to take their food home or that they
bring the green cloth bags instead of the
use of plastic and styrofoam.
Go green for the future of our country!
Box Cart Derby
is upon us
Grade 5 and 6 students, under the direc-
tion of teacher Justin Higgs, are refurbish-
ing the school's Box Cart entry to increase
its speed. The students are excitedly work-
ing after school to make our entry more
competitive. Good luck, Guys!
Two educators attend
UNESCO Conference
Kellie Janes, Principal and Teacher at
Man-O-War School in Man-O-War Cay
and Candace Key, Principal and Teacher at


Hope Town Primary School were recently
invited to attend an all expense paid con-
ference in Kingston, Jamaica. The UNES-
CO Conference was held on the scenic and
historic Mona Campus of the University
of the West Indies and was sponsored by
UNESCO and the School of Education at
UWI. The topic of the three-day confab
was Education for Sustainable Develop-
ment and featured lecturers from Costa
Rico and Jamaica. Participants came from
Belieze, throughout the Caribbean to as far
away as Surinam. Participants were from
the education field, di-
rectors of non-govern-
mental organizations,
various governmen-
tal agencies, assistant
ministers of education
and even a university
president. Mrs. Janes
and Mrs. Key were in-
vited because of their
long involvement with
environmental educa-
tion and especially Students of the H
through their participa- costumes for Junk
tion in the UNESCO in the afternoon.


Sandwatch program. The historic UWI
campus was an ideal setting for discussions
on ways to educate communities about the
wise use of resources to insure the cul-
ture, lifestyles and sources of income are
steady throughout the next several genera-
tons. To be able to secure that situation,
everyone must learn to value and protect
the resources we have. The conference fol-
lowed the UNESCO theme of the Decade

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lope Town School are busily preparing their
kanoo that will take place on New Year's Day


Parents and supporters of Hope Town School enjoyed the Open House and International
Dinner Night held at the school. It was a time to socialize as well as support the PTA with
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of Sustainable Development, quite possi-
bly the most important themed period the
international group ever chose. From the
conference developed an on-line Journal of
Sustainable Living and Development con-
tributed to by the participants of this very
timely conference.


Green Turtle Cay
Boat Parade
is planned
Green Turtle Cay's celebrations leading
up to Christmas will include a boat parade
to be held on December 11. This will be
the first annual Lite-the-Nite Boat Parade.
Santa will be arriving via the Boat Parade
to Settlement Point where he and his elves
will give gift bags to the small children.


Also included will be the old time tradi-
tions of Bunce, Hail-'Em Gal and a Junk-
anoo Rush. The route will take the boats


from Black Sound, White Sound and Set-
tlement Creek to the main dock at Settle-
ment Point.


UNESCO has declared the period of 2004-2015 as the decade of Education for Sustain-
able Living. It is hoped that during this period people will learn and then teach others
about living carefully to manage our resources for the future. The University of the West
Indies, Mona Campus, Jamaica, devoted a recent issue of their Journal of Education to
that theme. The UNESCO Project Sandwatch fits the bill c ,% il/y for teaching lessons in
sustainability and some Caribbean project directors of that program were asked to co-
author an article for the journal with Sandwatch Director, Dr. Gillian Cambers. Pictured
at a UNESCO Sustainability Conference in Jamaica receiving their copy of the journal
are from left: Paul Diamond, Sandwatch Director from Nevis; Candace Key, Bahamian
Country Coordinator for Sandwatch; Professor Marceline Collins Figueroa, Editor of the
journal; and Andy Paul, Country Coordinator of Sandwatch for Trinidad and Tobago.
Paul, Candace and Andy have worked together on cross-country projects involving Sand-
watch for over 10 years


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ton, Jamaica, were Abaco educators (from right) Kellie Janes and Candace Key along
with UNESCO Sandwatch Director, Paul Diamond from Nevis and Andy Paul, Country
Coordinator of Sandwatch from Trinidad and Tobago. Sandwatch is an ongoing project
featuring beach reclamation and study for comparison of change. These four educators
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Garret Brett Franklyn Russell was
born in Nassau on February 3, 1981, to
Franklyn (Frankie) Russell and his wife
Ivy Russell nee Thompson. He died on No-
vember 7, 2010. The funeral was held on
November 14 at Grace Gym in Marsh Har-
bour. Pastor David Cartwright officiated
and interment was in the Marsh Harbour
cemetery.
Garret's
only em-
ployment
was at AID
where his
last posi-
tion was as
Manager of
the Service
Department. Garret Russell
His work was one of his passions.
He was predeceased by his grandfather
George Calvin Albert Russell; his grand-
mother Elsie Adella Thompson; aunt Kaye
Fox; uncle Gary Thompson; cousins Daryl
Fox and Melissa Thompson Sands.
He is survived by his parents Franklyn
Russell, MBE and Ivy Russell; his fiancee
Brooke Pearce; his sister Nicole Russell;
his grandmother Ena Muriel Russell; his
grandfather Charles Percy Thompson; his
aunts and uncles Clio and Curts Sands,
Dan and Charlene Thompson, Bradley
Fox, Betty and Steve Bethel, Eleanor and
Lowell Albury, Levon and Steve Albury,
Mike and Joyce Thompson, Tommy and
Renee Thompson, Scott and Nancy Thomp-
son, Bryan Russell, Shane Eldon, Frances
Key, Harry and Dianne Dunn, Bill and
Judy Johnston, Sandra and Robert Malo-
ne, Ella and David Sands, Wayne Bethel;
cousins Tiffany Key, Loretta and Harrison


Pinder, Grant and Mailin Sands, Brad and
Karla Fox, Stacy Thompson, Jennifer and
Charles Burnside, Holly Bethel, Lance and
Jordanna Bethel, Heather and Randy Pin-
der, Ryan and Ashley Albury, Regnar and
Megan Albury, Sharma and Dwayne Saw-
yer, Krista and Brenton Russell, Alanna
and Joey Bass, Avery Thompson, Monique
and Chesney Thompson, Pamela and An-
drew Pinder, Brendin Thompson Knowles,
Savannah and Connor Bethel, Carli Burn-
side, Natalya Albury, Jordan Russell,
Ryan and Meredith Knowles, Dana and
Kelsey Hill, Jenna Sands; and many other
relatives and friends.
The funeral service for Dorlene E.
Pritchard-Poitier, 50, of Cooper's Town
was held on November 13th at Faith Walk
Church of God in Cooper's Town. Rev.
Leslie Cornish and Rev. Eulin McIntosh
officiated assisted by Rev. Rodney Rob-
erts. Inter-
ment was
in the South
Side Ceme-
tery in Coo-
per's Town.
She is
survived by
her husband
Charles
Poitier;
children
S h a n e Dorlene Pritchard-Poitier
Shaneka
Russell, Dynard and Giovanni Poitier;
mother Alvera Pritchard; sisters Issy Coo-
per, Vernelle Swain, Tishka Pritchard
and Merlene Edgecombe; brothers Zyn-
dell, Joseph, Michael, Marvin and James
Pritchard; grandchildren Shameko Smith,
Shamiah and Ethan Russell; son-in-law Jer-


emiah Russell; mother-in-law Muriel Poiti-
er; sisters-in-law Olga, Keisha, Aretha and
Vivienne Pritchard, Evelyn, Mitchelean,
Sylvia and Bloundell Poitier and Queenie
Cooper; brothers-in-law Anthony Swain,
Leon Cooper, Clarence, Floyd, Wilbert,
Gordon and Sidney Poitier; aunts Iona Gar-
diner, Erma Laing, Valderine Adderley,
Inez Pritchard, Anita and Rosamae McIn-
tosh, Shannamae Hall, Rubylee Gardiner,
Mackel Laroda and Janet Johnson; uncles
Shelton Gardiner, Rufus Pritchard, An-
thony Adderley, John McIntosh and Rev.
David Pinder; nieces Elizabeth McDon-
ald, Amanda Pyfrom, Shonell, Vanessica,
Lauren, Marvette, Lakeisha, Mackenna
and Makayla Pritchard, Faynicia Cornish,
Madea Williams, Amaya Swain, Shandira
Forbes, Vashti, Phemsha, Nykeenah Poiti-
er, lona Jervis, Eugenia Davis, Clarissa
Marie and Leona Cooper; nephews Lucas,
Lorenzo, Rondinero, Serrano, Michael,
James, Ranzel, Jamond, Marvin, Deonte,
Stephen, Stepheno and Oneil Pritchard,
Anthony and David Swain, Ryan and Jar-
vis Rolle, Davardo, Deangelo, Salario,
Leon and Quentin Cooper, Valdez, Er-
rold and Justin Edgecombe; Angelo and
Vance Poitier, Silas, Shakeel and Stephon
Forbes, Carlton Davis and Bertie Marie;
nephews-in-law Jamaal McDonald and
Shannandoah Pyfrom; niece-in-law Feli-
cia Cooper; cousins Omri, Annon, Urina,
Demario and Rebecca McIntosh, Nelrose
Parker, Curlene Roberts, Valerie Brath-
waite, Karen Lightbourne, Jocelyn Saun-
ders, Andrea Joseph, Felton, Tyrone and
Kevin Pritchard, Cinder and Jackie Mc-
Intosh, Edris Curry, Kendrick, Willard,
Shelton Jr. and Hanson Gardiner, Joy,
Carla, David and Carlton McIntosh, Prin-


cess Williams, Alfred and Junior, Patricia
Armbrister, Brenda Pritchard, Tawanna,
Davis, Pete, Ronnie and Lenroy Laing,
Fritz, Rufus and Rose Pritchard, Marsha
Bastain, Ina Sturrup, Zhviargo and Sophia
Dames, Bianca Christie, Kenneth Strachan,
Anthalee and Aniqua Adderley, Patrice
and Kim Baillou, Renee Cornish, Valencia
Brennen, Coranell Walkine, Mackel and
Shannakar Hall, Cokeanne Sawyer, Cedric
Gardiner, Carolee Russell and Dashinique
McIntosh, Kirkland, Drexel, Dwayne,
Troy, Doralyn, Irgentina, Gail and Tonya
McIntosh; godparents O'Donald McIntosh
and Orlean Rolle; adopted children Julie
Capron, Ebony Rolle, Quanieka Wright,
Latoya Rolle, Burella Gardiner, Kirk Cor-
nish, Elvis Wright, Marold Rolle, Domi-
nic Pratt and Dwayne Edgecombe; god-
children Javaughn Toote, Jayden McIntosh
and Tristan Gardiner; and many other rela-
tives and friends.
The funeral for Albert Wilchcombe,
78, of Cedar Harbour was held November
20, in West End, Grand Bahama. Inter-
ment was
also in West
End.
He is sur-
vived by his
wife Mabel
Wilchombe;
daughter
Inez Mon-
cur; sons
Nre vsile Albert Wilchcombe
Kemp, Leon Sr., Gerald and Christopher
Wilchombe Sr.; grandchildren Eulamae,

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Sandra, Edison and Lloyd Kemp, Gwen-
dolyn Duncombe, Manuletha Bootle, Jen-
nifer, Carver, Ricardo, Marcia, Raquel,
Amanda and Zipporah Moncur, Lamar,
Nikita, Leon Jr., Leonardo, Shykol, Mi-
chael, Kadesh, Christopher Jr., and Kas-
esh Wilchombe, Lakeisha Cartwright,
Naobi Stubbs and Leonardo Newbold;
great-grandchildren Keith Kemp, Shanigua
Edgecombe, Drelexia Bootle, Piaget,
Perev and Perrio Neely, Pigeo Smith,
Lamar, Lamara and Alicia Wilchombe,
Christina, Cathorin, Cameron and Fyneed
Moncur, Edward Jr., Edreine and Edreia
Cartwright, Delton and Deltonique Lock-
hart; brothers Alonzo and Lornal Wilch-
combe; nieces Sheila Cooper, Ellabee
Roberts, Monica Mills, Zelma Albury,
Pricilla Stuart, Brenda Rolle, Doris Cash,
Margaret Johnson, Patsy Grace, Valerine
Wilchcombe, Donna, Ruth and Naomi
Woodside, Lorraine Edgecombe, Cestina
Fisher, Ceola Dupuch, Brenda Ramsey,
Mawanna Lewis, Carolyn Rolle, Delores
Adderley, Ethel Bethel, Tabatha Stuart,
Marilyn Saunders, Gina Sherman, Lesa
Ariscar, Loylean McCartney, Lauralee
Cooper, Laurieann Olsen and Victoria
Wilchcombe, Dwyla Edwards, Letitia
Brown and Carolyn Pratt; nephews Clint
and Edward Laroda, James, Calvin, Sted-
man and Berkley Roberts, Austin Mills,
Tyrone Russell, Michael Hanna, Philip
and Trevor Fisher, Larry Wilchcombe,
Roger and Kenrick Adderley, Garry
Wilchcombe, Joe Cartwright, Andy Sands,


Anson Hanna and Barry Wilchcombe;
daughters-in-law Shirley Kemp, Olga
and Elaine Wilchombe; son-in-law Cecil
Moncur; sisters Hazel Fisher and Presleta
Wilchcombe; sisters-in-law Beatrice Rob-
erts, Ismae and Peggy Wilchcombe; broth-
er-in-law Lawrence Adderley; and other
relatives and friends.
The funeral for Farizien Paul, 47, of
Treasure Cay was held November 20,
2010 at the St. Mary's and Andrew's An-
glican Church in Treasure Cay. Father
Roger Madrazo officiated assisted by other
ministers.
Internment
was in the
Treasure
Cay Public
Cemetery.
He is
survived
by his
mother Fa-
rine Paul;
daughters Farizien Paul
Wilyonette, Manouchaka, Lareline, Ka-
tiana, Wilguena and Dezlie Paul; son Wil-
guenson Paul; stepdaughters Melalda and
Javelia Blanc; granddaughter Nerlio Paul;
grandson Robinsky Paul; step-grandchil-
dren Maurange Maxime, Ricardo Blanc,
Dianash Maxime, Randy Blanc and Feycha
Setedior; daughter-in-law Nerlande Mi-
chel; sisters Fariziana, Farigerra and Ju-
tana Paul; brothers Bonick and Wilberno
Paul; and many other relatives and friends.


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Tracking devices are

collecting data on bonefish
Bonefish tracking receivers are in place
A team of bonefish scientists was on
Abaco earlier this fall working with our
bonefish guides collecting data on these
elusive fish. Twenty-fuve bonefish were
caught, implanted with a miniature radio
transmitter and returned to the water.
Their movements will be tracked for sev-
eral months.
The floating receivers, pictured here,
are anchored and will record any of the
fish with transmitters that pass by. We
are told that they are positioned in remote
areas not normally used by our boaters.
Fishermen and boaters who might
come across one of these 20 floating re-
ceivers are asked to leave them in place
undisturbed as they will be retrieved later
this winter.



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under air. Tastefully furnished. 1.37 acres, 133'beach
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BrigantineBay Canal Home # 1589 Newly built 4 bed,
4 bath unfurnished home. 3,1Vp under air, 4,850 s/f
total. Many extras.15JC )Sfparcel, 91' canal frontage,
lay-along & finger &Eks, boat lift. $2,995,000.

"Another World" # 1007 OceanBlvd. 4bed, 4.5 bath,
3,500 s/ffurnished beach home, pool, patio, garage on
1.2 landscaped acres. Superb rental income. $2,500,000.
"Avalon # 1516 -Exceptional 3 bed, 2 bath beach
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s/funderroof, 2,200 s/f open & coveredpatios. 24,440
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"Tranquility" # 1307 4 bed, 5 bath, furnished two
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roof, plus decks & balconies. 90' canal frontage, dock,
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Tastefully decorated, excellent condition. $2,200,000.
"Trident House" # 317- 3 bed, 3.5 bath, furnished
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Cutwater Way CanalHonme- #1524 3 bed, 3 bath,
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"Turquoise" #1696 OceanB bed, 2.5 bath, 2,127 s/f
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"Kokomo", BrigantineBay #1509 Charming 3 bed, 3
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Recently renovated and upgraded. 10,915 s/f parcel
with 102' canal frontage, pool, spa, dock & boat lift.
3,000 s/fbalcony, pool & patio decks. $1,895,000.
"WindwardPalms" # 1454 Splendid 3 bed, 2 bath
furnished Windward Beach home. 2,500 s/f under roof
plus 1,600 s/f patios & walks on 16,000 s/f landscaped
parcel with 100' sandy beach. Meticulously maintained,
Many extras, superior seaviews. $1,840,000.
"Camelot" WindwardBeach #1699-Inspiring 3 bed, 3
bath, 2,600 s/f "tum-key" fiUrnil&Peach home on 19,000 s/f
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"Seascape", WindwardBeach # 1469 3 bed, 2bath
2,050 s/f furnishedbeach home on spacious 26,125 s/f
parcel with 120' sandy beach. $1,379,000.
"Dolphin Watch" -Galleon Bay # 1534 3 bed, 3.5
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frontage. Spectacular seaviews. $599,000.
Treasure House #11 # 1592 Delightful 2 bed, 2 bath
comfortably furnished 1,000 s/f Topsider style
beachside villa. Community pool, well maintained villa.
Exceptional sea & beach views. $549,995.
Treasure House #4- # 1582 Charming 2 bed, 2 bath
fully renovated & tastefully furnished 1,000 s/f Topsider
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22,500 s/f. Private beach access. $499,000.
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Bahama Beach Club # 2005- # 1370- 3 bed, 2 bath
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Royal Palm Condo # 2420 # 1546 3 bed, 3 bath,
(including loft) 2nd level, 1,264 s/f furnished 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 canalfrontunit, withboat slip, golf cart, garage.
"Turn-Key", Near Treasure Cay Beach. $465,000.
Atlantis Condo # 2203 # 1000 2 bed, 2 bath, 2nd level,
1,000 s/f furnished waterfront unit, includes fully
serviced boat slip & golf cart garage, Overlooks
Brigantine Bay, Nearbeach. $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 Near beach. $460,000.
Atlantis Condo # 2115- #1602 2 bed, 2 bath 950 s/f
ground level furnished condo overlooking BrigantineBay
canal. Includes boat slip & golf cart garage. $459,000.
Beach Villa # 605 # 1635 1 bed, 2 bath well 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- # l402 bed, 2 bath, 1,000 s/f
ground levelfmish fMront condo. Well maintained,
superb seaviews, Sfthinity pool. Best Valuel $405,000.
Atlantis Condo 2117- # 1741 -I key, 2 bedroom, 2 bath,
875 s/f ground level funmsheA'S Well maintained, overlooks
BrigantineBay, incliO vate dock & boat slip. $385,000.
RoyalPalm #2304- # 1472 l ed, 2 bath, 950 s/f
furnished ground floaLgr&ondo overlooking marina.
Includes boat slilental history.
OWNER FINANCINGAVAILABLE!!! $326,000.
RoyalPalm # 2311 # 1573 2 bed, 2 bath 950 s/f
furnished ground levj ~qet overlooking harbour &
marina. Well filed, Owner occupied (not a rental
unit). Includes oat slip & storage unit. $299,000.

Mariner's Cove Condominiums:
# 1181 4 bedroom, 3 bath, 2 level, 1,650 s/ffurnished harbour
front condo, tastefully refurbished. $649,000.
#985 2 bed, 2 bath, 2 level harbourfront endunit,
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 locatednear Treasure Cay community
entrance. Features approx. 1,500' sandy beachfront, plus
approx. 800' elevated hard rock shoreline. Borders on
Geat Abaco Hwy. & Treasure Cay Dr. $4,365,000.
Beach & CanalLotPackage #941- Windward Beachlot
of 17,542 s/f with 100' ofbeachfrontage on Sea of Abaco,
PLUS Galleon Bay lot of 17,955 s/fwi thapprox. 76' of
sea-walled canal frontage. $1,446,000.
Ocean Blvd. BeachfrontParcel# 1260 Splendid
44,600 s/f parcel onTreane Cay Beach, 75'beach
frontage of suger-whnrine sand. All utilities available.
Spectacular sea &beachviews, $1,350,000.
BeachfrontParcel- Ocean Blvd. # 876 1.5 acres with
100' ofbeachfrontage, on spectacular Treasure Cay
Beach. All utilities available Gorgeous beach & sea
views. $1,295,000.
Superb BeachfrontParcel # 1362 Treasure Cay Blvd.
Level & cleared beach lot, 12,600 s/f, 90' fabulous sandy
beachfrontage. Breath-taking seaviews. $1,275,000.
WindwardBeach -Beach Parcel#1470 23,151 s/fparcel
with 101' of stone wall & sandy beach on Sea ofAbaco. All
utilities available. $843,000.
Multi-family ResidentialLot- 1774 21,826 s/f parcel
zoned "multi-family" neaS ure Cay Beach. Walking
distance from shwo ea urants, etc. Ideal for guest villas
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Treasure Cay Canal Parcels
BrigantineBay- # 1662 Two adjoining single
family residential lots, 13,602 s/f total with combined
144' of sea-walled frontage. All utilities available.
Superb water views. $785,000.
Brigantine Bay# 1629 -Large 19,068 s/f level &
cleared canal parcel with 173' ofbulk headedwater
frontage. Utilities available. Great views. $753,000
BrigantineBay # 1630 Large 15,694 s/f level &
cleared canal parcel with 151' of bulk headed water
frontage. Utilities available. Superior views. $753,000
BrigantineBay# 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. $753,00(
BrigantineBay # 1631- 13,629 s/f level & cleared
canal parcel with 119' of bulk headed water frontage.
Utilities available. Spectacularview $699,00(
BrigantineBay # 1626 14,835 s/f level & cleared
canal parcelwith 94' of bulk headed water frontage on
sheltered water. Utilities available. $619,000.
BrigantineBay -# 1559 16,108 s/f level, cleared can
parcel with 164' ofbulk headed & protected water
frontage. Dock & dolphinpilings installed. $599,000
WindwardBeach Drive -Beach Parcel #1693 -
Oversized 17,000 so/fpbulka th 100' powder sand
beachfrontage,&2iPsea wall. All utilities available.
Suberb seal I $599,000.
BrigantineBay # 1625 11,897 s/f level & cleared
canal parcel with 87' of bulk headed waterfrontage 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/f level & cleared
canal parcel with 100' of bulk headed water frontage on
sheltered water. Utilities available. $591,000.
Galleon Bay # 1441$72 s/f clearedparcel, 64' of
bulkhead wittk 4I dock house. $498,500.
BrigantineBay # 1598; d lots 1 &2A, 19,300
s/f 130' bulkheadd -gfie, new dock. $495,000.

BrigantineBay # 1624 12,691 s/flevel & cleared
canal parcel with 87' ofbulk headed waterfrontage on
sheltered water. Utilities available. $431,000.
Brigantine Bay # 1623 11,673 s/flevel & cleared
canal parcel with 87' of bulk headedwater 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 &
davit pilings. All utilities 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. $349,95C
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 8-atfE- 0 Pi4 ot. 126'
sea-walled wdtE age. 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 water bulk-headed frontage. $270,000.


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Treasure Cay CanalParcels

BrigantineBay # 1622 -13,876 s/f level & cleared
canal parcel with 74' of bulk headed water frontage on
shelteredwater. Utilities available. $266,000.
Treasure Cay Drive Inland # #1692 Two prime
residential lots less tlW4 t om Treasure Cay
Beach. All utili alable. 10,000 s/f & 12,000 s/f
EACH $77,850.
Ocean BlvdInlandLot #II G,400 s/f prime level
lot with 100' front etigious OceanBlvd. Near
beach, all utili ailable. $69,000.


GUANA CAY

"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 -BeachfrontParcel25 #1530 1.173 acre
Atlantic Ocean lot, 130' sayeach frontage, Excellent
elevations, spectacular tViews. Orchid Bay
amenities include Wfies, marina, restaurant, pool,
tennis courts, beachpavillion, 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.
InlandLot Near Beach # 1176 Large 21,450 s/f
level lot on main street, electricity & telephone
available. $59,500.

TURTLE ROCKS
"CocoBeach" #1676 -Newly blt3 bed, 3 bath, 3
level fully fiunishedbea #ft-ome, 1,700 s/funder
air, 1,290 s/fope n 93 acre parcel with 101'
sandy beachfroi ,lus dock and boat lift. Sensational
seaviews 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 Pared # 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. tasteif furnished home with
pool & dock. Well matj d, superior quality
construction, maxe*ras. 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 fumishedI l O s/f ridge top home,
including separatoa 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 vje home, plus 280 s/f of
open deck on 4,918 s/f WlWell maintained, gated
community, great retd micome 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 finished 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 CIming 2 bed, 2 bath
furnished home. 1,285 s/fIl air, plus porches &
garage. 17,723 s/ if jsped lot with 100' sandy beach
frontage. Panoraic 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 sea views. $399,000.
Residential Parcels

# 602 15,334 s/f canal corner lotw/197' seawall.
$299,500.
#1258- 9,000 s/fbuilding ppr ope, 160' of deep water
layalong docks. NjtMe vertical boat liftup to a
capacity of20,00010M. Neaear beach. $295,000.

# 704 10,400 s/f elevated canal lotw/104' deep water
canalfrontage. Seaviews, walkto beach. $239,500.

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

# 1593 -10,590 s/f canallot with 120' ofbulkheaded
seawall installed. All utilities available. $199,000.

#811 10,400 s/f seaview corer lotwith 194' of road
frontage. Walk to beach. All utilities available. $99,950.

#567 2.139 acres on highway nearLeisure Lee. 50'
elevated ridge. 119'highway frontage. 5149,700,


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Police Crime Report


Stealing On November 6 it was
reported that on November 5 or 6 some-
one entered a home under construction
in Spring City and stole an assortment of
power tools which included one Yamaha
generator valued at $895, one Hewitt skill
saw valued at $550, one 18- volt cordless
drill valued at $225. The total cost was val-
lued at $1949.50.
Stealing On November 7 it was re-
ported that between November 4 and 7
someone broke into seven storage contain-
ers located on S.C. Bootle Highway in
Murphy Town stealing an assortment of
tools including a Coleman generator val-
ued at $1000.
Damage On November 5 a Murphy
Town resident reported two black males
she knew threw stones at her home in Mur-
phy Town causing damage to her wash-
house window in the amount of $150.
House Breaking On November 13
a residence on Murphy Town's South Side
Road was broken into and a laptop com-
puter was stolen.
Causing Damage A car left for
repairs at a service station in Marsh Har-
bour was found to have been broken into
through a rear window during the night of
November 12. Nothing appeared to have
been taken.


Causing Damage A rock was
thrown through the front window of a
Spring City house on November 11 caus-
ing damages estimated at $110. The culprit
was identified.
House Breaking On November 13
a resident of South Side Road in Murphy
Town reported that someone broke into
her residence and stole her laptop valued
at $600.
Causing Damage On November
13 a resident of Marsh Harbour reported
that someone broke into a vehicle at a ser-
vice station in Marsh Harbor. The vehicle
is owned by a resident of Hope Town.
Nothing was reported stolen.
Causing Damage On November
12 a resident of Spring City Abaco report-
ed that a man known to him, also of Spring
City, threw a rock through his window
causing $100 worth of damages.
Causing Harm One November 20
a resident of the Pigeon Peas reported that
while at the residence of a man she knew
he beat her about the body causing pain.
Attempted Suicide On November
18 a male in police custody at the Marsh
Harbour Police Station attempted to take
his own life by tying a piece of sheet and
making a noose around his neck, then tying


it to the cell window bars to hang himself.
Officers cut the piece of sheet causing his
suicide attempt to fail. He was taken to
the Marsh Harbour Government Clinic for
shortness of breath and later discharged.
House Breaking On November 16
a resident of Eastern Shores reported that
someone entered her residence through
a unlocked door and stole two cellular
phones.

Two m

armed robb
By Canishka Alexander
Omar Laing, 18, and
Richard Cunningham
Jr., 25, were arraigned
before the Magistrate's
Court on November
8. They were jointly
charged with three of-
fenses relating to armed
robbery.
The particulars were
that two men entered
the Island Luck Web
Caf6 on Don MacKay
Boulevard at 8 p.m.
on October 30, and
one of the men pulled
a handgun out demand-
ing cash. After robbing Omar Laing an
the web caf6 of ap- Magistrates' Cou
proximately $3,000 in the Island Luck 1
cash, the two men also manded to the Fc
robbed two of the busi- in February.
nesses' patrons before
fleeing the scene on foot. It is believed that
they headed in the direction of The Mudd.
Det. Sgt. Christopher Farquharson of
the Central Detective Unit commended the
police officers for their efforts as they seek
to lower crime on the island.


House Breaking On November 18
a resident of Murphy Town reported that
someone entered his residence and stole an
Acer Laptop Computer valued at $650.
Causing Harm On November 18 a
resident of Grand Cay reported that his son
was hit on his head with a stone that was
thrown by a man he knew, also of Grand
Cay, who appeared to be drunk.


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ery charges


d Richard Cunningham were arraigned in
irt on November 8 for an armed robbery at
Web Cafe in Marsh Harbour. They were re-
ox Hill prison until their court case comes up

Both defendants were in police custody
at the time of their arraignment. Prosecutor
Perkins Collie objected to bail because of
the gravity of the crime and on the belief

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Police donate to Green Arrow Track Club


By Canishka Alexander
Police officers from the Royal Bahamas
Police Force went to Abaco Central High
School on November 17 to make a dona-
tion to the members of the Green Arrow
Track Club.
Supt. Noel Curry was accompanied by
Cpl. Erica Colebrooke and Police Reserve
Officer Rolle.
Cpl. Colebrooke told the athletes how
the Abaco Women Police, comprised of
women reserve officers and civilian staff,
came up with the idea to assist the track
club. Because of their Fun Run/Walk ini-
tiative, $310 was donated to the track club.
"About two months ago, I spoke to my
boss and told him that I wanted to have a
community Fun Run/Walk. As a result of
that, the Abaco Police Women Club was
formed. During one of the meetings Sgt.
Rachel Metelus suggested that part of the
proceeds from this event be donated to the
Green Arrow Track Club," she said.
Cpl. Colebrooke admitted that they
faced some challenges while organizing the


Police From Page 22

that they would commit a similar offense.
Furthermore, the handgun that had been
used in the armed robbery had not been
recovered at that time.
Laing's lawyer, Ms. Cooper, argued
that he had a solid alibi on the night in
question and requested that he be granted
bail even if it were granted with stipula-
tions.
However, Magistrate Crawford McKee
refused bail for both defendants and re-
manded them to Her Majesty's Prison at
Fox Hill until February 9, 2011, when a
preliminary inquiry will take place.


event, but everything worked out because
of the involvement of the participants and
the Abaco community.
Coach Vogel Williams thanked the offi-
cers for the donation which would be spent
in purchasing uniforms for the athletes.
He is looking forward to the day when the
track club can find a long-term sponsor to
assist with ongoing expenses.
The club was founded by Coach Vogel
Williams in 2009 and has approximately
30 members. Although he teaches physi-
cal education at the high school, the club
is not tied to Abaco Central High and is
available to all students. Most of the ath-
letes fall into the teenage bracket, but he is


willing to coach children as young as eight
and nine years old.
The athletes train from Mondays to
Thursday each week fulfilling part of
the club's objective for them to develop
their athletic abilities and provide after-
school activities for them. Coach Williams
hopes to secure athletic scholarships for
the club members.
He sees the Green Arrow Track Club
as having a two-fold benefit for athletes.
They are able to train and prepare them-
selves for school competitions, and more
importantly, they will soon be ready to
represent The Bahamas on the world stage.


Sgt. Rachel Metelus, right, helped organize a Police Fun Run/Walk that raised funds for
several community projects. She is shown making a donation to Coach Patrice Charles
for Green Arrow Tract Club. Vogel Williams, left, organized the club for the youth of
Central Abaco. The money will go toward uniforms for the young people.


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Three Bahamians
receive scholarships
By Canishka Alexander
During the month of October it was an-
nounced that three Bahamian students were
chosen as the first recipients of the Gregory
Maurice Scholarship at Palm Beach Atlan-
tic University in West Palm Beach. Among
the recipients was Taj Anderson, who is a
student from Abaco. Taj is a biology major
with a concentration in pre-health and has
aspirations in becoming a doctor and spe-
cializing in neurology.
The other two recipients are Basil Long-
ley from Nassau, a student in the school's
graduate counseling psychology program
who will graduate in December and hopes
to work in schools in The Bahamas after
graduation. Keisha Sands is a pre-pharma-
cy major from Spanish Wells and hopes
to apply to pharmacy
school after graduation.
The Palm Beach At-
lantic University Baha-
mas Alumni Chapter
established the schol-
arship in honor of one
of its members, the late
Gregory Maurice, who
graduated from the uni-
versity in 1998. While
attending the university
Maurice was a mem-
ber of the international
and Bahamian clubs. These three stude,
He also participated in the Gregory Mau
intramural sports and University in Wes
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worked in the school's computer lab as a
student. At the time of his death in 2006,
Maurice worked in the computer depart-
ment at Royal Bank of Canada in The Ba-
hamas.
Bridgette Francis, who is the president
of the PBA Bahamas Alumni Chapter, said
that Gregory Maurice loved Palm Beach
Atlantic University. Additionally, he shared
in her belief that the school and The Ba-
hamas would become a winning Christian
combination. The Gregory Maurice annual
scholarship is one way of remembering and
paying respect to Gregory Maurice's ser-
vice to the Palm Beach Atlantic University
Bahamas Alumni Chapter.
Baker's Bay awards
top employees
Baker's Bay Golf and Ocean Club rec-
ognizes an outstanding manager every


nts were the first to receive scholarships from
rice Scholarship Fund of Palm Beach Atlantic
;t Palm Beach. They are Basil Longley, Kei-
ij Anderson.


quarter as a part of the company's appre-
ciation for their contributions.
For the second quarter of this year,
April June
2010, Neil
Edwards
was present-
ed with the
Manager of
the Quarter
award for
his dedica-
tion. Neil
presently Neil Edwards
manages the Golf Maintenance Depart-
ment and displays strong leadership skills
and a good attitude. Neil has found the bal-
ance between being "fair and firm." With
the help of his team, they have made a
world class golf course.
Cecil Ingraham was recognized as the
Manager of the Quarter for July -Sep-
tember 2010
for his ex- ,
emplary ser-
vice. Cecil
is one of
the Harbour
Masters who
manages the
Marine De-
partment.
apartment. Cecil Ingraham
He believes
in punctuality and cleanliness. He has an
eye for detail and believes in providing the
utmost satisfactory service to the Club's
members and guests.
Baker's Bay Golf and Ocean Club pre-
sented the Employee of the Month awards
to Lauralee Swain for August 2010 and Ra-


mon Miller for September 2010. These two
individuals
have shown
themselves
as consistent
team players
and continue
to put their
best foot for-
ward.
Lauralee, Lauralee Swain
is a Food &
Beverage server. She is a hard worker who
tries to learn more and enjoys being a part
of any training being offered. Lauralee de-
serves this award due to her persistence in
being the best at what she does.
The second winner, Ramon Miller, is
very focused
on getting
the job done.
He has a
unique sense
of humor
that brings a
lot of laugh-
ter to the
work atmo-
sphere. He is Ramon Miller
a part of the
Golf Maintenance team which is a very dil-
igent department that never stops working.
He is now a foreman in the department.
"Muff," as he is affectionately called, can
be found at anytime during day on hole #
7 sliding up and down on his cool machine
that cuts the grass on the golf course.

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The Abaconian Section A Page 25


I People in the News


People From Page 24

The entire club salutes these four em-
ployees and encourages them to keep up
the good work.
Sandy Point man
becomes proficient
in Spanish
Ever since high school Shawn Roberts
of Sandy Point had a passion to learn the
Spanish language. He went to the Grosve-
nor Academy of International Language
Resources in Nassau for an Advanced
Spanish level 4 program in January 1997
where he re-
ceived a Cer-
tificate of
Achievement
after the
nine-month
course.
After re-
turning home
for a long
period of i5'''", Roberts
time and finding it difficult to find a tu-
tor, it was not until December 2007 that
Mr. Roberts had an opportunity to study
Spanish online and via correspondence. He
took Spanish at university level. Now three
years later Shawn has received a Bachelor
of Arts degree in Spanish from Ashwood
Univeristy in Humble, Texas, along with
a Certificate of Distinction and an Award
of Excellence.
Shawn is grateful to God for this mile-
stone and continues to further his Spanish
education. He is presently enrolled with


Penn Foster Career School in Pennsylvania.
"My knowledge of the language af-
forded me the opportunity to teach at
Agape Christian School for a year and
three months as a part time Spanish high
school teacher, and I am now serving vol-
untarily for the time being since September
at James A. Pinder Primary School in my
home town."
New book is published
on native plants
By Timothy Roberts
After collecting information and sto-
ries from locals over many years, Linda
Weatherford has finally completed her
book called Abaco's Trees, Plants and
Their Uses.
Mrs. Weatherford, raised in Man-O-
War and the daughter of eighth generation
natives Percival and Venie Sweeting, said
she wanted to produce this book to help
preserve the knowledge of Abaco's native
trees and plants for future generations.
She also wanted to provide a resource
to overcome the limitations of other books
that used black and white illustrations
which she felt were sometimes not as clear
as they could be. Over the 10 or more
years she has been working on this book,
she has compiled thousands of photographs
which she felt would give the reader a
clearer guide to identifying trees and plants
around Abaco.
The book focuses mainly on native
plants and trees, but includes a number of
non-native species that have been found to
grow well on Abaco. The book features
about 250 varieties and will give informa-
tion on how each plant grows and what lo-


cals have used them for.
Many years ago, with the remoteness of
the cays of Abaco and when medicine and
doctors were not readily available, people
relied on their knowledge of bush medi-
cines. This information was passed from
generation to generation, and Mrs. Weath-
erford hopes to preserve this in her book.
She brings anecdotal and humorous sto-
ries to illustrate the various uses, which
were not confined to medicinal uses, but
also show how some are used for food,
and how others were used to make pipes
for smoking and more. She was raised in
a family that made a living from the sea
and farming. She learned much from her
mother and father early in her life as she
had a love for growing plants.
Mrs. Weatherford, a member of the Ab-
aco's branch of Horticultural Society, said
she has over 200 species of plants and trees
in her yard which have helped her in writ-
ing this book. However, there were quite
a few she had to search long and hard for.
Her books are expected to go on sale
at the Christmas Bazaar on December 4th
at the Horticultural Society's booth. She is
excited to share the wealth of information
she has gathered with those who share a
love for trees and plants.

Hints for Helping Our
Environment
Energy efficient tips
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 longer.


Tattoo artist creates
vivid masterpieces
By Canishka Alexander
Daniel Lo is an up-and-coming tattoo
artist on Abaco. For the past two years,
he has translated his love for drawing by
creating artistic masterpieces on people's
skin. According to Daniel, it has been the
two best years of his life. His desire to be-
come an artist was born when he got his
first tattoo and reasoned that it was some-
thing he could do himself.
Fortunately, he has an active imagina-
tion which allows him to create anything
he sees into body art. Based on feedback
received from his clients, Daniel has been
steadily improving. Most of his clients re-
quest tattoos on their chest or upper arm.
Generally, tattoos can be completed be-
tween 30 minutes to an hour depending on
the size of the tattoo and range from $25 to
$100 in cost. Known as the "Tattoo Kid"
or "Mr. Ink It Up," Daniel Lo can be con-
tacted at 242- 426-6889.

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The One Bahamas movement was first
launched in 1992 as an avenue to mobi-
lize Bahamians in love, respect and unity
across the entire country and the One Ba-
hamas Foundation was officially launched
during a ceremony at Government House
in 2007. The students of Angels Academy
plan to keep the spirit of One Bahamas
alive, and its presentation was a showcase
of Bahamian culture presented in an atmo-
sphere of love and unity.
Every child in the school took an active
part, and each was dressed in the Baha-
mian national colours. The Pre-K and Kin-
dergarten classes opened followed by each
class. The students of the upper classes
presented their dreams as a nation builder
of The Bahamas. They shared some inter-
esting dreams which included the follow-
ing:
* To stop pollution and join Friends of the
Environment
* To make sure everyone in The Bahamas
has solar power
* To seek better wages
* To lock up more criminals and make the
streets of The Bahamas safer.
* To stop poverty.


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* To stop people taking drugs.
* To become a doctor and fight to drop
health care prices.
* To become Minister of Education and
make schools more affordable.
They informed the audience, "We are
counting on you to help us make these
changes."
Following all of these performances
which were greatly enjoyed by all, Shelly
Austin treated everyone to some amusing
storytelling. She told the children how
when she was young, people told stories
because there was not much else to do;
it was really their only form of entertain-
ment to pass the time in the evenings. She
had everyone spellbound with her old time
stories of Brer Bookie, Brer Rabbi and
Naughty Johnny.
Dr. Lenore Black, District Education
Officer for Abaco, spoke a few words
highly applauding the students and teachers
for their efforts. Grade 5 student, Eliza-
beth Sweeting, deserves special mention
for the excellent job she did throughout the
programme as Mistress of Ceremonies.
This charming presentation closed with
a Junkanoo Rush after which everyone was
invited to partake of a mouth-watering ar-
ray of traditional Bahamian foods.


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Letters From Page 8

program if they had known they would not
receive any benefit.
Second homeowners that rent their
houses make tremendous contributions to
our economy. They built their homes us-
ing local contractors, paid full duty on
their homes, have Bahamian caretakers.
They spend money to market their prop-
erties (and by default the islands of the
Bahamas). They use Bahamian contrac-
tors for maintenance. When they are here,
they support the local merchants, grocery
stores, tour operators, restaurants and taxi
drivers. When they have visitors renting
their houses, the guests do the same. They
provide a tremendous boost to our econo-
my and most make positive contributions
by volunteering their time and making
monetary contributions to local charities.
I agree that the second homeowners
should be made to collect the six percent
tax (which, by the way, was raised without
notice to be 10 percent in July 2010). But
if they do so, they should be rewarded by


some kind of break on their property tax as
promised. All of these second homeowners
have built their homes without the benefit
of duty free exemptions which are being
offered to all of the new houses being built
in the mega developments. So as far as that
is concerned, they have contributed sub-
stantially more to the coffers of the trea-
sury than all of these mega developments.
Troy D. Albury
Great Guana Cay



Hints for Helping

Our Environment

Plant a tree.

Clean a beach.

Pick up litter

when you see it.

Recycle


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+ agents with multiple cottages and houses


Area Code 242 unless listed otherwise
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Bahamas Vacations + 80
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Grand Cay
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Green Turtle Cay


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Cocobay Cottages
Green Turtle Club
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Crystal Villas
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Hope T Hideaways
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Sea Gull Cottages -
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6 cott 800-
35rm
34 hse
9 rm
34

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ngs
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367-3529
10-462-2426


Lubbers Quarters
Sea Level Cottages 4 hse 366-3121
Man-O-War
Island Home Rentals + 8 hse 365-6048
Schooner's Landing 5 condos 365-6072
Marsh Harbour area


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366-2075 Abaco Real Estate +
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365-4247 Conch Inn
-752-0166 D's Guest House
365-4271 Living Easy
365-4047 Island Breezes Motel
365-4161 Lofty Fig Villas
365-4636 Pelican Beach Villas
365-4226 Regattas (Prev. Abaco Towns)
365-4105 HG Christie


Guana Cay
II hse 365-5178
4 rm 10 cott. 365-5137
12 hse 365-5195
t 6 units 365-5133
8 rm 7 cott 365-5106
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+ 63 hse 366-0224
3 hse 366-0030
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S 3 hse 366-0266
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43 hse 366-0053
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6 rms
8 rms
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t 14rm 366-4119
thing l0rm 366-4477
Spanish Cay
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Treasure Cay
b 88 units 365-8500
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t 95 rms 365-8801
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ces 365-8752
Wood Cay


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


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


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

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

Dive Shops
Abaco Dive Adventures, Marsh Harbour............................ 367-2963
Above & Below, Marsh Harbour...................... .............. 367-0350
Dive Abaco 1978, Marsh Harbour................ ........... 367-2787
Froggies, Hope Town............................................ ............ 366-0431
Treasure Divers, Treasure Cay ................................... 365-8571
Brendal's Dive, Green T. Cay............................ ........... 365-4411
Dive Guana................................... ........................ 365-5178
Man-O-W ar Dive Shop ......................................................365-6013

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

Treasure Cay Airport to: Effective Dec 085
Green Turtle Cay ferry dock $10
Madeira Park $20
Sand Banks $25
Treasure Cay Resort $30
Leisure Lee $45
Black Wood $20
Fire Road & Cooper's Town $40
Cedar Harbour $60
Wood Cay $70
Mount Hope $80
Fox Town $85
Crown Haven $90
Marsh Harbour airport $80

Green Turtle Ferry to Marsh H Airport $80

T Cay Hotel to Marsh Harbour X$65 + $10
T C Hotel to G Turtle Ferry (Blue Hole $24) X$18 + $5
T C Hotel to Bonefish Marles X$22 + $5
T C Hotel to Joe's Creek X$35 + $5
T C Hotel to Moxey X$16 + $5


Visitors' Guide
Restaurants Services Transportation


j Compliments of The Abaconian

www.abaconian.com

Ferry Schedules Departure times shown Daily service unless noted
Marsh Harbour to Hope Town or Man-O-War 20 minutes, Guana Cay 40 minutes
Albury's Ferry Service Ph 367-3147 or 367-0290 VHF Ch. 16 Hope Town & Man-0-War from Crossing
Bch
Marsh Harbour > Hope Town 7:15 am 9 10:30 12:15 pm* 2 4 5:45
Return 8 am 9:45 11:30 1:30 pm* 3 4 5 6:30
Marsh Harbour > White Sound Contractor's special Mon Fri 7 am Return 5 pm
Marsh Harbour > Man-O-War 7:15am 10:30 2:30 pm 4 5:45
Return 8 am 11:30 3:15 5 o
Marsh H. > Guana Cay (& Scotland Cay with advance notice) from Conch Inn Sundays
(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 trip $15 Extra to some G T Cay docks
Abaco Adventures Ph 365-8749 VHF Ch 16
Treasure Cay to Guana Cay Sunday Lv 12 & returns 4:45 p.m. $25 RT
T Cay to Man-O-War/ Hope Town -Wed 9:30 am, return 4:30 pm $35 RT
T Cay to Guana Cay Sunset Cruise Fr $25 call for time
Pinder's Ferry Service Between Abaco & Grand Bahama -
Crown Haven, Abaco to McLean's Town, Grand Bah. -Daily 7:00 am & 2:30 pm
McLean's Town to Crown Haven return Daily 8:30 am & 4:30 pm
Fare $45 OW / $90 RT Children half fare Call Abaco 365-2356 for information
Bus between Freeport and McLean's Town Rental automobiles at both terminals.
Bahamas Ferries Sandy Point & 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
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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


All phones use area code 242 unless noted


Bonefish Guides
Sandy Point
Patrick Roberts .. 366-4286
Nicholas Roberts
Derrick Gaitor
Ferdinand Burrows 366-4133
Vernal Burrows
Kendall White
Anthony Bain ......366-4107
Floyd Burrows .... 366-4175
Links Adderly ...... 366-4335
Valentino Lightbourne
Ricky Burrows .... 366-4233
Marsh Harbour
Jody Albury ......... 375-8068
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-0-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


Section A


Page 27


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 Marina183....... F......367-2736
Conch Inn...................75....... F .....367-4000
Harbour View Marina.36....... F .....367-2182
Mangoes Marina........29................367-2366
Marsh Harbour Marina52 F 367 2700
Hope Town
Hope Town Marina.....16................366-0003
Hope Town Hideaways...................366-0224
Lighthouse Marina .......6....... F......366-0154
Sea Spray ..................60....... F......366-0065
Spanish Cay
Spanish Cay Marina...75....... F......365-0083
Guana Cay
Bakers Bay Marina...158....... F......365-5802
Guana Hide-aways ....37................577-0003
Orchid Bay .................64 ...... F......365-5175
Boats can clear Customs at Green Turtle Cay,
Treasure Cay or Marsh Harbour


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
Pinacle .......... ............... .... ....
Pop's Place........................$ .....+....367-3796
Sea Shells .........................$ .............367-4460
Snack Shack .....................$.....+....367-4005
Snappas.............................$ ......... 367-2278
Signatire Sub Sandwiches................ 367-3664
Wallys .................... $$$ ............. 367-2074
Hope Town
Abaco Inn ...................$$$ .............366-0133
Cap'n Jacks .......................$ ............. 366-0247
Harbour's Edge............... $$.............366-0087
H T Harbour Lodge .......$$$.............366-0095
Munchies ........................... +.. ......366-0423
OnDa Beach ......................................366-0558
Sea Spray ................ $$ .....c....366-0065
Sugar Shack ......................$ .....+....366-0788
Little Harbour
Pete's Pub..................... .............. 366-3503
Lubber's Quarter
Cracker P's......................... ........... 366-3139
Man-O-War
Dock'n Dine........................... 365-6008
Hibiscus Cafe ................................. 365-6380
Island Treats Snack Bar................. 365-6501
Guana Cay
Grabbers........................$$$ ............. 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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ELBOW CAY
*"BERKLEY'S BLUFF"- 31,000 s.f 0.7116 Acre 100' of
Atlantic ocean frontage 275' depth Great elevations overlooks
surfer's beach. #HTV 1125 $395,000.
GREAT GUANA CAY
." WIND N' SEA" Fabulous waterfront building site two parcels
containing a total of 69,197 s.f. 1.588 Acres 241'of Sea ofAbaco
frontage great elevations to 42' above sea level #GGV1112- $850,000.
*"BLACK JACK'S REST" 32,750 s.f. 0.751 Acre Lot #33 in
Orchid Bay with amenities 120.41' Sea of Abaco frontage available to
build dock Private community #GGV 1147 $667,000.
"LOT 78 DOLPHIN BEACH ESTATES- 31,299 s.f. 0.718
Acre 110' on pristine Atlantic beachfront up to 25' elevations paved
road and electricity in place. Access to shared dock. Combine with "Lost
Shaker" for a total of 68,138 s.f. 1.56 Acre site. #GGV1156 $674,847.
* "CLAIRE'S BEACH"- Beaclfront building site 31,243 s.f -
0.717 Acre 117' of Atlantic beachfront Dock access good elevations -
superb ocean views. #GGV1006 $478,000.
* "LOST SHAKER" 36,839 s.f 0.847 Acre 65' of Atlantic
beachfront -Dolphin Beach Estates oversized parcel good elevations-
easement to beach. #GGV 1000 $460,000.
* "ATLANTIS"- 19,239 s.f. 0.4417 Acre 95' of Atlantic
beachfront Dolphin Beach Estates Semi-private dock.
#GGV1135 $350,000.


"SEAVIEW" Dolphin Beach Estates 24,292 s.f. 0.557 Acre
136' prime waterfront great elevations fabulous views of Delia's
Cay and the Sea of Abaco. Shared dock access or can build a private
dock on shoreline 8' depth at MLW #GGV 1118 $368,000.
S"PARADISE" 12, 141 s.f. 0.278 Acre lot with views of
Atlantic ocean. One lot from beach great value 15' elevations -
easement to beach. #GGV1138 SOLD $199,000.
"MIRABELLA" 15,174 s.f 0.384 Acre lot one of Guana's
highest elevations with panoramic views of the Atlantic and Sea of
Abaco Paved road and underground electric in place Deeded
rights to shared dock in Susan's Cove. #GGV1153 $129,000.
GREEN TURTLE CAY
*"PLAYING HOOKY"- 15,948 s.f. 0.3661 Acre Prime
building site Unobstructed views of Coco Bay Public dock access-
Beach access #GTV1080 $430,000.
*"MADERIA HILL"- 65,208 s.f. 1.497 Acre = DockAccess -
Beach Access Great elevations. #GTV 1009 $395,000.
. "CONCHED OUT" 30,361 s.f 0.697 Acre 125' of Atlantic
beachfront 12' elevations beautiful ocean views very private area-
additional acreage available. #GTV 1008 $319,000.
* "LONG BAYBEACH"- 26,589 s.f 0.6103 Acre 60' of
Spectacular beach frontage private gated entrance affordable build-
ing site for cottage or beach cabana. #GTV1121 $325,000.


*"LONG BAYSOUND" 24,565 s.f. 0.5639 acres 105' of
Black Sound frontage Ideal home site dock site possible combine
with Long Bay Beach for sea to sea parcel. GTV 1122 $325,000.
."OCEANVIEWLOT" 22,141 s.f 0.508 Acre overlooks
pristine beachfront on Atlantic side snorkeling reefjust off shore -
Great view close proximity to Green Turtle Club.
#GTV1157 $294,500.
"CASUARINA"- 8,126 s.f. 0.1865 Acre Corner lot- Prime
building site central location short walk to Bita Bay Beach -
Snorkel right offshore. #GTV1074 $59,000.
"COCO BAYBREEZE" Two prime building sites .2699
Acre (,2255 Acre SOLD ONLY 1 LEFI) Dock Access -
Beach Access. #GTV 1007 $47,500. Lot
MAN-O-WAR CAY
"SUMMERPLACE"- 10,719 s.f. 0.246 Acre Prime build-
ing site over 150' of Sea of Abaco frontage concrete seawall on
Sea of Abaco 103' x 6' private dock on Man-O-War harbour -
Fabulous Sea of Abaco views. #MWV102 $233,000.
SCOTLAND CAY
S"141 Hillside Developer Parcels" Over 1/2 Acre with
beach access. Aircraft Landing Rights and Boat Slips available.
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VOLUME 18 NUMBER 23


DECEMBER 1st, 2010


Customer Appreciation brings thousands to Maxwell's

Staff is overwhelmed by response


Huge crowds shopped at Maxwell's Supermarket on November 18 when the management announced it was Customer Appreciation
Day. Thousands shopped for bargains, low prices on many items, two for the price of one sale items and promotional giveaways.
The staff had problems restocking the popular items. The wait to get to the check-out counters was long. But customers were thrilled
with their savings.


By Jennifer Hudson
Customer Appreciation Day at Maxwell's
Supermarket was a day which will long be
remembered by not only owner Chad Saw-
yer and his staff but also the thousands of
customers who passed through those doors
on November 18th. It was undoubtedly a
huge success and customers received bar-
gains galore as promised by Chad during
the official opening ceremony of Maxwell's
on October 21 but even Chad did not fore-
see just how huge an event it would be.
Dozens of people were already lined up
outside the store from early in the morning
hoping to be first for the bargains when the
doors opened at 8 a.m. By late morning
there was such a crowd in the store that
every one of the 250 trolleys was in use.
Chad estimated that there were probably
between 300 and 400 people in the store at
any one time.
The crowds were so intense that the
doors had to be closed for two and a half
hours to let those inside shop while people
lined up outside waiting for a chance to get
in. Patience began to wear thin with some
of those in the waiting crowd and a couple
of fights had to be broken up by the police
but nothing serious. Inside, tempers also
Please see Maxwell's Page 2


By Christine McCully
Sad news was received about a vessel
named Rule 62 that caused the loss of a
sailor's life. Our islands are situated in
the Bermuda Triangle and are known for
shipwrecks with our third largest barrier
reef in the world. When you add hurricane
pressure with 15-foot surf, the Atlantic can
equal a huge wave machine making it a
challenge to enter through the narrow pas-
sages between the reefs.
Most captains heed warnings and wait
out this type of wave action before they
leave port although there are always those
who get caught off guard en route on long


voyages and think they are getting out of
harms way by seeking entry into our shal-
low waters and safe harbors. Unfortunate-
ly, Sailor Laura Zekoll became victim to
the great Atlantic Ocean that can become
a graveyard when the elements and fate
start to dance. Steve Black of the Cruising
Rally Association of Hampton, Virginia,
announced that crew member Laura Zekoll
from Atlanta, Georgia, was the subject of
a search and rescue mission by the U.S.
Coast Guard and Bahamian Defense Force.

Please see Sailor Page 16


North Abaco

Christmas Celebration
Entertainment Performances Santa
Food Drinks Gifts Toys
December 13 6 pm to 10 pm Treasure Cay School Grounds


Abaco Swim Club places

3rd in swim meet in Freeport


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A bush fire spread quickly in Central Pines Estates just north of the Central Abaco
Primary School on November 20. The Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire Department had
several trucks on the scene and worked for much of the night to keep it from spreading
toward any structures.


T-i iri -ilrt, swimmers and 24 coaches and parents traveled to Freeport on Novem-
ber 20for the 11th Annual Northern Bahamas Short Course Juniors Swimming Cham-
pionships. The group was pleased and many came back with trophies and awards for
coming in first and second. See story on page 4


New Business License Act

goes into effect January 2011
By Timothy Roberts under the provisions in the new Act, busi-
As of January 1, 2011, existing busi- nesses are licensed for 90 days after the
nesses will be licensed for 90 days, giving first day of January. Within those 90 days
proprietors time to reapply under the new
Business License Act. Please see Licencing Act Page 19
Administrator Cephas Cooper said that


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Customer Appreciation at Maxwell's is mass confusion


Maxwell's From Page 1
began to get frayed as people fought for
trolleys and then had to wait in line two
hours or more to get checked out. The cus-
tomers trailed back at least half way down
every aisle waiting in line to get to the
check outs with their laden trolleys.
Anyone who had the patience and stam-
ina to deal with the crowds benefitted from
bargains galore. There were discounts,
promotional giveaways, 'buy one get one
free deals' and double points on some
items. Trolleys were stacked to overflow-
ing especially with the special deal items
such as cooking oil, cereal, milk, oats,
canned goods, household supplies and Ca-
pri Sun fruit drinks which seemed to be
most popular. All nine check-out stations
were working full force but "we could have
done with 20 checkouts," stated Manager
George Harris. The cashiers did an amaz-
ing job of dealing with the huge number
of items to be checked out and were espe-
cially to be commended for keeping calm
amidst the melee even when the computer
system was not running up to speed.
The parking lot holds 100 cars and not a
space could be found. People were parked
on the spare ground both sides of the store
and opposite stretching as far down as the
Royal Bank plaza. Some people who lived
locally took their first lot of groceries home
and came back twice more. However,
some folks who lived farther away did not
find it quite so easy. A group from "down
the shore" had not realized just how much
(or how little) their car would hold. After
stacking up their bargains in the trunk and
the back seat they still had two more trol-
ley loads and were puzzling as to just how
they could get the rest of the stuff and the


passengers home. Another group came in
a bus from Sand Banks. When they had
filled the bus with groceries, there was no
room for any people. The bus had to take
the groceries all the way to Treasure Cay,
offload and come back for the passengers.
All staff members were brought on duty
and some worked as many as 18 hours
that day. "At 5 p.m. we brought in staff
from the Sav-a-lot store to help out," stated
Chad. "We were bringing out pallet loads
of goods all day long and there was no let
up from 8 a.m. until midnight when the last
customers left." Chad and the store man-
agers were dashing about all day pitching
in wherever anything needed to be done,
even turned their hands to packing bags.

Please see Maxwell's Page 14


Crowds were heavy outside the store as well as inside. Doors were locked for a few hours
in the morning as the inside was so crowded. Cars were parked everywhere. The re-
sponse to the Customer Appreciation Day was much more than the management expected.
.. -


The response to Maxwelll's Customer Appreciation Day was far greater than expected. The huge loads in the grocery carts attested to
the appreciation of the public to this gesture. The crowds were so great that many people did not even try to shop that day.


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Lot#8 $ 49,900
Lot#7 $ 59,900
Lot#6 $ 59,900
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Lot#4 $149,900
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Priced to Sell $239,000


THE CAYS
Guana Cay Residential Lot
Guana Cay Lot 93A & 92B
Guana Cay Coconut Thyme
Lubbers Abaco Ocean Club Lots 39&40
Guana Cay Lot#97
Green Turtle Cay Joyless Point


$ 75,000
$129,000 each
$569,000
$ 98,000 for both
$579,000
$475,000


MARSH HARBOUR
Sunrise Bay Lot 12 13,266 sq. ft. Hilltop $238,000
Sweetings Village Lot 45 "UNDER CONTRACT $ 47,500
Sweetings Village Lot 54 & 56 $125,000
Sweetings Village Lot 55 & 57 $125,000
"NEW" 5 Residential Lots on
Stede Bonnet Road starting at $78,000
New commercial 2.05 acres next to Maxwell's $245,000
Sweetings Village Lot#32 "TRIPLEX" $585,000
High Rocks -4 Bed/3 Bath $673,000


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
Leisure Lee 4 Lots from
Joe's Creek Lot#12 "REDUCED"
Treasure Cay Lot #8 Block 190
Treasure Cay Lot #9 Block 190
Treasure Cay Lot #8 & 9 together
9.6 Acres Just North of Treasure Cay
Treasure Cay Lot#78 BI. SI


$45,000
$30,000 each
$17,500 for both
$229,000
$249,000

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$ 43,000
$ 43,000
$ 68,000
$ 79,000
$128,000
$229,000
$ 69,000


Bill Thompson or Elaine Thompson
www.abacobahamas.com
Tel: (242) 367-2719 Cell: (242) 477-5712


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YELLOWELDER-Oversized I acre lot&3b/2 house.
Best priced lot per sq. footage on Sea ofAbaco
IS0'frontage near Marsh Harbour.US$775,000.
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MARSH HARBOUR #5283
THOMPSON HOUSE BARRACUDA LANE
3 bed 3 bath newly built with modern
kitchen, high end appliances. $492,000.
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IREA URJE CLAY S5129
BEACHFRONT Luxurious, spacious
3, 4 & 5 bed condos. First-rate rentals.
Great prices.Call for the deal of the dayl
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THE CHALET 3 bed/2 bath main home with SEAGRAPE WATERFRONT 3 bed 3
2 bed/I bath apartment and Ibed/lbath bath on Eastern Shores with 2 docks,
apartment. 4.200 sq.ft. total. US$775,000. boat lifts, swimming pool. US$985,000.
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SWEETINGSVILLAGE 3 bed 2 bath230sq.fhome+ CANALFRONT S bed 4 bath beautiful
2bonusroormsSiaedon /4acrelotFullyhndsctaed huge 5,500 sq-ft. family home with
Detached storage shed.Turn Key US$325,000. 100' dock on 5 lots. US$1,990,000.
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TREASURE CAY #3877 TREASURECAY #3897
ROCK POINT LANDING 3 bed 3 bath PAPI'S PALACE Great value home on TC
situated at the entrances to both Treasure beach. Furnished, new 3 bed 2 bath 2 storey
Cay and also Gun Powder Creek. $940,000. home. Excellent for rentals. $795,000.
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MARSH HARBOUR #3248 MARSH HARBOUR #4632
HIGH ROCKS HOME 4 bed 3 bath home hasa view WATERFRONT HIGH ROCKs I ACRE LOT
of the Sea ofAbaco with huge verandah overloolng Prime location&greatelevation.beach.&ferry
dhepoolperfectforoutdoorentertaining $749,000 dock nearby. FabulousViews. $599,000.
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BEAC14MRONT 2 bed 2 bath 7SIDI sq-ft- home CANALFRON T 140ME -Fu lly furnished 3 b 3 b on
with detached garage- Beautiful & private 180 fr of Canal & 2 Lots- Fully serviced I 1 0 ft
courtyard and patios- Only $1,650,000. dock- Perfectly Priced at: US$1,27S,000.
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#4071 BAHAMA PALM SHORES Lot 43 Good residential area. $30.000. Bill Albury
#4689 CEDAR HARBOUR NEW PRICE 2 acres. deeded water access. $SMk Lydia Bodamer
#4632 MARSH HARBOUR High Rocks waterfront lot. High elevation. views. $S99k Bill Albury
#4888 TURTLE ROCKS 10 Acres.Water access, good elevations. $3 49,000, Lydia Bodamer
#5 157 TURTLE ROCKS NEW PRICE Hill top 16,969 sq fr- $69,900- Lydia Bodamer

TREASURE CAY
#4803 MARINA ENTRANCE Choice canatfront Lot- $270,000. Stan Sawryer
#51 16 BEACH FRONT 3 bed 3 bath home with 130' of bear h. $850,0D0. Sca n Sawyer
#5601 OCEAN BLVD- Lot 82. Block 2- 10,560 sq. It $90,000, Stan Sawyer
#5607 NEW LISTI NG Rock Poi nt Lot 4 $3 20,000. Stan Sawyer
#S 1 14 BEACH TOWNHOUSE Steps to beach. End Unit, $389.000. Stan Sawyer
#2S 16 CROSSWIN DS 4 bed 3 bath home on large IoL $7 10,000. Stan Sawyer
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#4986 HIGH ROCKS The Chalet 3 bedf2 bath home, $3,400/mo. Water view, generator,
includes I bed I bath apartment subletting is allowed with restrictions.
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Build your dream home & dock your boat on this WATERFRONT LOT HARBOUR ISLAND
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SEA VIEWS CROSSWINOS Best price in
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TREASURE CA\Y #5402
ATLANTIS 2207 -CANA\L FRONTCoNDOMINIUM
Two storey comfortable 2 bed 2 bach with dotk
and garage. Pool. Great views. $450,000.
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WINDING BAY #5701
HOPE COTTAGE 4 bed 4 bath home in
Ritz Carlton's Winding Bay with every
imaginable option included. US$1,800,000.
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WINDING BAY #5235
TmE ABACO CLus LOT #30 Best
priced beachfront estate lot available.
Over I.S acres. US$1,750,000.
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LITTLE f IARBOUR #5281
OCIEANVIEWS kom3 beM bath hthaboyesea leve
with beach access. Near Fkate Pub. US$40,000.
Also 2 bed 2 bath cottage available.US$250,000.
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Swimmers won many trophies in Freeport


By Cathy Pinder
Excitement was buzzing throughout the
Marsh Harbour Airport terminal on the
morning of November 20. Energy was in
the air!
Forty-seven swimmers, coaches and
family boarded Sky Bahmas and Regional
Air and headed for Grand Bahama, Free-


These are two of the swimmers who came i
from Freeport with trophies. The Abaco t
did very well. These boys are Miller Albury
Trent Albury.


port, to enter in their first Inter Island
Swim Meet of the Bahamas Swim Federa-
tion calender year.
The llth Annual Northern Bahamas
Short Course Juniors Swimming Cham-
pionships Meet was held by the Freeport
Aquatics Club, at the Bishop Eldon High
School.
The team knew that practicing
morning and afternoon with Coach
Sara, Coach Vanessaca, Coach
Laurence and Coach Brenda for the
previous weeks was about to pay off
and no one could hide their excite-
ment.
Coach Brenda rolled everyone
into their designated planes with a
brush of encouragement and a smile
of pride from ear to ear. She knew
today was going to be good! She
couldn't have guessed it any better.
The day was warm, the sky was
blue and the swimmers were ready.
After landing in Freeport the re-
ception was tremendous. Our club
was welcomed with open arms and
friendly smiles.
Once at the pool, Bert Bell an-
nounced our arrival and began the
day of competition.
Twenty-three of our team mem-
bers participated in the various
events. Coach Laurence, Coach
Sara, Coach Vanessaca and Coach
Brenda continued to encourage,
train and support each individual
swimmer in every event they swam,
while moms, dads and friends
back cheered loudly from the side lines.
'eam By the end of the day voices were
and hoarse but spirits were high.
Abaco Swim Club placed 3rd


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overall in the day's events. Once aboard
the plane and Wendy's hamburgers were
distributed, all that could be heard was
swimming chatter, "We did so good!"
The team intends to continue training
throughout the winter season with the help
of new starting blocks and plans to attend
several meets throughout the next year
with the goal to have all team member par-
ticipate at Nationals in June.
This meet confirmed our vision. Abaco
is the best, and we have great kids and
great parents. We can do it, we have what
it takes. Thank you, Abaco, for your sup-
port.


Winners with high points
Boys 9-10
1st place Miller Albury
2nd place Joshua Wong
Girls 9-10
3rd place Rebekah Higgs
Boys 7-8
2nd place Brady Pinder
3rd place Trent Albury
Girls 7-8
3rd place Jenna Albury
Boys 6 & Under
2nd place Roman Pinder


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Sales, Rentals and Property Management
Member B.R.E.A.
G.P.O. Green Turtle Cay, Abaco, Bahamas
Telephone 1-561-283-3781 Telephone/Fax 1-242-365-4636
E-mail: oceanblu@batelnet.bs www.oceanblueproperties.com
ON GREEN TURTLE CAY:
UNDER CONTRACT! 11/ acre developed property on Gillam Bay Beach.
UNDER CONTRACT! 9,500 sq.ft. parcel within a few steps of Coco Bay Beach.
NEW! Ready by Spring 2011! Two story building under construction with water-
view and just steps away from Coco Bay Beach. Public dock nearby. Ground floor
will be 2 beds and 1 bath. Upper floor will be one bedroom one bath. Over 1,000
sq.ft. of living space on each floor.$895,000
NEW! Trade Winds. Awesome 4 bed 31/2 bath furnished home set high on a bluff
overlooking Sea of Abaco. Open plan great room features fireplace and pool table.
Gourmet kitchen. Large infinity pool with deck. Over 500 feet of waterfront. Dock.
2.9 million. By appointment only.
NEW!!! Rustic furnished two bedroom two bath cottage sea to sea on White
Sound and the Sea of Abaco. A/C in bedrooms. Kit/liv/dining great room. Share in
private dock. Great swimming and sunsets. Very private. Only accessible by boat.
Located a mile from the historic town of New Plymouth. Asking price $660,000
Great price on land!!! Lot No. 1 located just steps from Atlantic Ocean Beach.
9,000+ sq.ft. Located close to tarred road and power.
FURTHER PRICE REDUCTION $40,000
"Beau Soleil" Immaculate waterfront furnished home with guest apartment and
separate guest cottage. Total four bedrooms five baths. 1/2 acre. Large swimming
pool. Dock. Beach. Many amenities. Commanding views of White Sound Harbour.
Price reduced to $1.3M
Unique spacious one story, two bedroom one bath furnished home with loft set
on lushly landscaped one acre parcel on the the bonefish flats on the Sea of Abaco.
Home is converted airplane hangar with special touches by the artist/owner. Fea-
tured in Volvo commercial in conjunction with "Pirates of the Caribbean." Many
amenities. Asking price $1.5 m
NEW PRICE!!! House overlooking Settlement Creek Two air conditioned master
bedroom suites. Kit/liv/din. Short walk to town. Dock. $415,000
New Price!!! Roberts' House in historic settlement of New Plymouth. Waterview.
Furnished. 3 beds 3 baths. Immaculate. Owner moving. $450,000
Boch Property: Secluded Bahamian estate. Over two acres with 1,000 ft. of wa-
terfront on Bluff Harbour and the Sea of Abaco. Three bed three bath home. Dock
with lift. Beautiful sunsets. $2.1 million
On north end: "The Pink Cottage" Approximately 21/2 acres sea to sea from Coco
Bay to the Atlantic Ocean. Gorgeous beach and dock. Furnished cottage with work
shop and garage. Very private. $1.2 million
Summer Breeze: Recently remodeled furnished two story three bed 21/2 bath home
located on waterfront in the heart of New Plymouth. A/C. Satellite TV. W/D. Golf
cart garage. Established rental history. New Price $550,000
Tranquility: Two bed two bath furnished contemporary home sitting on Atlantic
Ocean Beach. Excellent rental even in these tough times. 90' on beach. $995,000
Beachfront; waterfront; and inland lots on Green Turtle Cay and Munjack Cay.


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December 1, 2010 The Abaconian Section B Page 5


Marcellus Roberts Everett Pinder
Broker 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/ GARArE'" 1' 6" deep, 11'
8" wide UND sale at the low
price CONT? C--
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 ;" SOLD / 2 bath, many
special .... iviUST 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
Beginning at $430,000 FGS
Golf Course / Interior
Beginning at $60,000 FGS


Treasure Cay has one of the world's best Beaches, Golf Course, Tennis, full service Marina, just naming a few amenities.
Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information
We not only sell here, we live here and love it.
Mailing address: P.O. Box AB22183, Treasure Cay, Abaco, Bahamas E-mail: info@treasurecayrealestate.com


December 1, 2010


The Abaconian Section B Page 5









School News


Teacher Cadets at
S.C.B. hear Dr. Black
By Nathalee Lubin, President
Teachers' Cadets Program
On October 9 the future teachers of
The Bahamas Cadets at S.C. Bootle High
School were blessed with a visit from Dis-
trict Superintendent, Dr. Lenora Black.
The pursuit of excellence without any ex-
cuse was her motto. Dr. Black has been a
teacher for 39 years. Teaching is not just
in the classroom, but also how you carry
yourself everywhere you go and by the
way you live, she told the potential teach-


ers. The teaching profession has many
advantages, one of which is the ability to
touch and change the life of a person.
Mrs. Black said you have to love teach-
ing, love people and most of all, master it
in order to be a great teacher. Teaching has
always been a burning desire and a passion
for her, and because of that, she was able
to change the lives of many people. Dr.
Black said that it doesn't matter what kind
of car you drive in the future, the house
you live in or the amount of money you
have in the bank but what matters is
when you give back to your community,
your country and yourself. It does matter


Dr. Lenora Black, Abaco's Education Superintendent, spoke to the Cadets of the Future
Teachers of Tomorrow at S.C. Bootle High School encouraging them in their chosen
careers.




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That is what teaching is all about making
a difference everywhere you go. For some,
teaching may be a gift, for others it may be
a dream, but for Dr. Black, it is a passion.
The young Cadets were very appreciative
for the visit, advice and encouragement giv-
en them by Dr. Black. Hopefully, we will
all return to Abaco to advance the pursuit of
educational excellence on the island.


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Students donate at
Thanksgiving service
By Canishka Alexander
The administrative staff and students
of St. Francis de Sales School celebrated
Thanksgiving a week in advance during
their Thanksgiving Prayer Service on No-
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St. Francis dominates Grade
Seven Spelling Bee
On November 5 at the
St. Andrews Methodist
Church Hall, 14 stu-
dents took part in the
Grade Seven Spelling -2010 ADEMIC YEAR
Bee. The students were
given 14 rounds of
words from the seen list
at which time four stu-
dents remained. After
several near wins and
seven rounds of the un-
seen list, Ginelle Long-
ley from St. Francis
de Sales was declared
the winner. In second
place was Eudane Pin-
der also of St. Francis
de Sales and in third
place was Amber John-
son of Moore's Island
All Age School. All of
the students were presented with certificates of participation and the top three students
given trophies. The winning school also received a trophy.

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More School News


School From Page 6

vember 18. Elmer Bongon was the mod-
erator for the service and called on the
school's Drama Club to reenact the bib-
lical story of the 10 lepers. Following a
dramatic performance by the students with
emphasis on the one leper who returned to
say thanks, Bongon said that we, too, are
guilty of doing the same thing that the nine
lepers did when they never came back to
tell Jesus thanks.
Students were given the top 10 things to
be thankful for by a student named Radei-
sha. Listed from 10 to one, with one being
the most important she told the students
that she was thankful for her house, food,
clothes, health, country, teachers, friends,
family, parents and Jesus.
She said, "Jesus is number one on my
list of things for which I am thankful. No
one ever loved me like Jesus. He loved me
so much that He was willing to die on the
cross, so that I could have everlasting life.
Thank you, Jesus."
Following her remarks, students began
to bring beautifully decorated boxes of do-
nated food items for those who are in need
in the Abaco community.
Principal Josephine Giraud-Kumar was
touched by the generosity of the students
and thanked all for their involvement in
making the event a successful one. Before
concluding, she mentioned Mr. Dennis,
whom she thanked openly for his faithful-
ness to St. Francis for a number of years.


Prefects at Central
Abaco Primary are
trained
More than 60 students from grades 5
and 6 were recommended to become lead-
ers of Central Abaco Primary School in
the form of school prefects. This year the
group has a new leader as former princi-
pal Eunice Mills assigned prefects to the
school guidance counselor Samantha Ev-
ans.
The training at the school took place
from September 27th to October 21st.
The students learned about leadership
and skills that leaders should possess.
The students were given a new skill ev-
eryday and practice exercises to show
how they would handle different situa-
tions if presented with them. They must
obey school rules, maintain at least a 2.5
GPA, attend school regularly, perform
prefect duties and represent their school
at functions.
Principal Ruthamae Rolle spoke to the
students about the selection process and
the extent of their authority as prefects.
She encouraged them to be fair and to not
abuse their role as prefects.
Vice principal Beatrice Moxey spoke
to them specifically about their dress code
and that they must lead by example.
At the end of the training, those stu-
dents meeting the requirements were mea-
sured for their vests and started practicing
for their installation.
During the week of November 15th
the process for head and deputy head


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Please see School Page 8


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High. When the students give the junior
councillors their suggestions or make
complaints, they can present them to the
Central Abaco District Council in Marsh
Harbour. LaShanta Fowler stated that this
entire experience has been a good one and
she is very impressed. The students need to
learn about how the government works in
the country where they live so that they can
develop patriotic pride.
The first order of business was to elect a


chief councillor and deputy chief council-
lor. Then they examined the projects they
had named in their campaigns and picked
the major ones.
The councillors will be held accountable
for money spent and get needed assistance
from the professionals. After the top two
positions have been elected, the remainder
of the junior councillors will be assigned
to different boards such as town planning,
hotel, road traffic or licencing. A junior
administrator will be appointed. The ju-
nior councillors will be required to write


reports, keep minutes of their meetings, at-
tend District Council meetings, participate
in staff meetings and send a representative
to staff meetings.
According to Tavarre Smith, the junior
councilors must accomplish all of their proj-
ects before they leave office in June. At this
time, Mr. Smith and Ms. Fowler will meet
with them to hear their suggestions and con-
cerns for the program overall, any prob-
lems they had while in office and what they


would do to improve the program.
The excitement from all participating
schools was infectious and spread to the
entire student body. Mr. Smith admit-
ted that they under estimated the students
as they have proven that when given a
chance, they can be major forces to con-
tend with. From what he has seen, the stu-

Please see School Page 9


Central Abaco Primary holds Grade Six election


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can make a decision to be at their best daily. At the end of the speeches, the top three
students were named. The winner was Liberty Clarke, a grade six student from Fox Town
Primary. In second place was Lachelle Lightbourne, a grade six student of St. Francis
de Sales School, and in third place was Deshante Davis, a grade five student of Moore's
Island All-Age School.

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dents executed their campaigning efforts in
grand style with all of the tools that local
government officials and parliamentarians
use for regular elections. The students are
keen and the support received was quite
overwhelming.
From this experience, Mr. Smith sees
the local government poll expanding as all
of the students from grades 10 to 12 now
have a better understanding of the election
process. Further, he sees education im-
proving as the students gain a wealth of
knowledge in civics, and the parliamentary
registry will increase as well since these
students are near voting age.
These junior councillors have many du-


ties ahead as they are further expected to
take part in youth-based activities in the
community as well as in school. He would
like these leaders to be involved in planning
youth month activities and other such activi-
ties in surrounding Abaco communities.
The councillors will engage in one
school-based and one community-based
project. He encourages churches, busi-
nesses and community organizations to
seek ways to assist these young people with
their projects.
Junior councillor
leaders are elected
By Samantha V. Evans
On November 11 eight of the nine lo-


cal government junior councillors elected
the two top positions, chief councillor and
deputy chief councillor. All week the stu-
dents vying for the top two posts should
have been campaigning so that they could
secure the votes of the other junior coun-
cillors. Mr. Cooper stated that the chief
councillor is the voice of the group. Ad-
ditionally, this person will have to attend
functions, speak at functions and represent
the body of junior councilors.
Before the election, Administrator Ce-
phas Cooper explained the election process
and rules to them. Alvonell Greene was
elected chief councillor and Kendice Mur-
ray was elected deputy chief councillor.
Mr. Cooper invited the two young ladies
to take their seats at the head table.
Dr. Black encouraged them to see their
job through to the end. She told them to re-
member their platforms and strive to bring
as many of them to fruition as possible.
Finally, she told them that they serve stu-
dents of this school, district, and the com-
monwealth of the Bahamas.
Mr. Cooper encouraged them to select
realistic goals and to work together as a


team. They must ensure that the projects
they select can be achieved by the close
of school in June 2011. He reminded them
that the entire Bahamas is watching them.
Finally, remarks were made by Dave
Ralph, who has been interested in the lo-
cal government concept since its inception
in 1996. He told them that not all projects
require money. They can write letters and
speak with Councillors for assistance and
persuade them to take on projects that they
may be interested in but cannot afford
to take on. He reminded them that their
words are powerful.
At their next meeting they will assign ju-
nior councilors to various boards and select
the junior administrator.
Please see School Page 10


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School From Page 9

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First Place in District Grade 3 Spell-
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Fourth Place in District Mathematics
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first ever Parent of the Year.
Won Abaco Junior Minister of Tour-
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National Competition.
Won Abaco Overall District Spell-
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Only public school with participant in
the Abaco Spanish Cadet Program and she
placed third in the National Spanish Cadet
Poster Competition.
Won Top School in the Defense Force
Rangers Program.
Participant in the first All Abaco
Agro-Expo where Craft, Agricultural Pro-
duce and Preserves of Jams and Sauces
were exhibited and sold.
Only public school to participate in the
Model United Nations Sessions in Nassau.
Won the Championship Trophy for the
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Won six medals in the National Track
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Principal Candace Key was one of the
eight Bahamian teachers selected to receive
the Sir Gerald Cash National Distinguished
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second place in the annual Rotary Club
Speech Contest.
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Science Fair receiving two computers as
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recognized and given a trophy at the an-
nual Minister of Education's Awards for
Literacy and Numeracy in Nassau for her
nationally ranked Literacy Test score.
Won the Primary Division of the an-
nual Perry Cook Memorial Abaco Schools
Swim Meet.
Two of our students won Gold Medals
in the Bahamas National Swim Meet.
We entered our own boxcar for the
first time in the annual Big Hill Box Car
Derby.
Proud of our volunteer art, reading
and math teachers who improved our read-
ing and math skills and we were able to
enter the National Arts Festival with art
pieces we made.
Grade 6 raised funds and traveled to
Eleuthera for their Senior Trip to end a
wonderful year all around.
Our school is proud of its much larger
three-tiered garden we developed this year
with the help of parents and community
volunteers. The frame is made of recycled
wood from the town's dock that was re-
placed. We hope to sell the extra produce
after the students eat their fill. Our garden
project was written up in the Caribbean
Youth Encvironmental Network and in the
350 Organization's newsletter.
We participated in the annual Inter-
costal Cleanup campaign in the area of the
school's adopted mangrove hammock.
We participated in the Broad Creek
Restoration Project with Friends of the En-
vironment making a free flow water area
from an area of choked creek to enable fish
to more freely swim in and out to spawn in
protection.
Our Senior Assistant teacher, Justin
Higgs, and father of three of our students,
Chris Higgs, took part in the Monty Higgs
Annual Cancer Kayak Paddle and paddled
35 miles from Exuma to Nassau helping
to raise $50,000 for the Bahamas Cancer
Society.
Our Grade 4 student, Madisyn Cole,
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My Experience in the

Local Government Junior Council


By Aisha Jones
History has been made in the past but
the future is still to come. The future can
be affected in many ways but the past is
the past and cannot be changed. In other
words, once you make history no one can
take it away from you. These past few
months have been remarkable. Words
cannot begin to describe the honor, re-
spect, thankfulness and happiness that I
have in my heart towards those who have
helped me along the way to my goal.
The Local Government Junior Council
came to fruition under the leadership of
the Hon. Byron Woodside with the as-
sistance of a handful of masterminds of
Tavarre Smith and LaShanta Fowler, who
had the vision to give youth a voice. The
concept of the Junior Council is to give
students in grades 10-12 the chance to be
the voices for the youth in their communi-
ties, schools and the island. Also it makes
opportunities available for the students to
say what they feel needs to be changed,
fixed or thrown out altogether at their
schools to make things better for the en-
tire school population.
When we started off in the Junior
Council, there was a small number of us.
Session after session different presenters
shared information on different topics
related to civics and local government.
Types of government and laws, the his-
tory of the local government and govern-
ment budget were all topics that we stud-
ied over the past few weeks. Thursday
after Thursday we used our after-school
time to better our understanding and
knowledge of local government that was
started 14 years ago.
Finally, the time came and it was our
opportunity to campaign and take part


in the election process. Well, of course,
the writ was put up on the Junior Coun-
cil bulletin board first, which announced
the coming of an election. Our platforms,
varying from a cafeteria, a school nurse
and cleaner bathrooms to student identi-
fication cards, the abolishment of whole
class punishments and creating programs
to make the school more unified were all
presented to the Abaco Central High stu-
dent body on November 1st.
This initiated the beginning of cam-
paigning. Slogans like Vote for Kend-
ice and Damara! and Shae Shae All the
Way! were flying around the campus like
dragonflies. Flyers, posters, buttons and
T-shirts were all marketing tools being
given out, worn, held and paraded around
the school.
All in all campaigning was the most fun,
but the anxiety and stress that came along
with elections was excruciating and in some
ways... overwhelming. Thank God it was
only one day we had to wait for the results.
But we already had an idea of what the
outcome would be from the counting we
watched the afternoon of the elections. The
swearing in was... in a word... emotional!
There were a lot of tears. When one person
cried, everyone cried.
The honor I felt was phenomenal and I
know that the feeling of satisfaction that I
got that day will continue during my time
on the Local Government Junior Council.
Thanks to the creators of the program, the
presenters, our advisor Ms. Farrington,
the members of Local Government and
all of the supporters, well wishers, fans,
voters, family, campaigners and to all the
members of the Junior Council! All my
love to you!
Now the work begins, and I know that
we will make you all proud.


School From Page 10

Principal Candace Key attended a
UNESCO Workshop in Jamaica titled Edu-
cation for Sustainable Development.
Great Guana Cay
All-Age School
Community Christmas Tree Lighting
Programme: Children's Choir Musical
rendition
Annual District Christmas Service
- Participation: Amilee Sands, Grade 5:
Opening Prayer
District Awards: High Academic
Achievement: Ghannen Lowe, Grade 2
Grade Level Assessment Tests:
Grade 3: Academic Achievement:
Language Arts, Mathematics Reading
Achievement:
Grade 2: Rigby Reads Tests Ministry
of Education Conservation and Environ-
ment Awareness: Recycling of aluminium
cans School project
Man-O-War
Primary School
83 percent of our students achieved
the Honour Roll for the 2009-2010 school
year.
Two of our students were recog-
nized nationally at the Minister's Literacy
Awards Ceremony as top students in Liter-
acy. In addition, three of our classes were
given trophies for scoring the highest as a
class in the District in both Literacy and
Math.
A grade four student won first place in
the piano solo for her division in the Na-
tional Arts Competition.
Students from grades one and two won
the District Spelling Competitions.
Our students took second and third in
their divisions at the Earth Day Science
Competition.
Nine students joined the swim team
and brought home ribbons and medals.


Students from grades 3 through 6
formed a Sand Watch Club to monitor a
local beach.
Our General Knowledge Team partici-
pated against the big schools and come in
sixth out of 12 teams.
Most students chose to eat healthy
food at breaks for the entire school year.
Several students earned high scores on
their GLAT exams.
The Cyber
Learning Center
Competed and won the Senior Divi-
sion of the Science Fair sponsored by
Friends of the Environment
Competed and placed second in the Ju-
nior Division of the Science Fair sponsored
by Friend of The Environment
Competed and place second in the
Ministry of Education Grade 5 Spelling
Bee
BJC results consisted of 9 A's, 20 B's
and 19 C's
BGCSE results consisted of 1 B and
6 C's


M axwell's From Page 2

"This turned out to be far bigger then
we had ever imagined and, although the
crowds were uncontrollable, the event
was a huge success," stated store owner
Chad. "We tried it a few years ago at
Price Right, but it was nothing like this.
We have learned a lot today," he admitted.
While some of the customers were a little
disgruntled at how long they had to wait
to get their items checked out, they were
thrilled with their bargains and great sav-
ings. The general consensus was that "it
was very exciting." Some even suggested
that it should be done two or three times a
year but Chad's answer to that was, "Give
me a chance to forget all about this one
first!"






December 1, 2010 The Abaconian Section B Page 15


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Heart disease is the leading cause of
death in the United States. High blood
pressure is one of the causes of heart
disease and that is why we take it so se-
riously. It is a very common disease in
The Bahamas and one that most people
do not understand very well.
I have heard so many times that peo-
ple know when their pressure is high be-
cause they have headaches. High blood
pressure is called the "silent killer" be-
cause you do not know when you have it
unless you have your pressure checked.
High blood pressure tends to be passed
down from parents to their children. So
it is even more important for people who
have family members with high blood
pressure to check their own.
It is not sufficient to check your blood
pressure just once and get a good reading
and declare yourself free from the dis-
ease for life. Everybody needs to check
it at least yearly over the course of their
entire life. If your parents do not have el-
evated blood pressure, it does not mean
you will not have a problem. Some of
the more common causes of high blood
pressure are obesity, poor fitness (lack
of exercise) and getting older.
When you have been diagnosed with
high blood pressure, it is important that
you take steps to get it under control.


Lifestyle changes are very important
to the control of blood pressure. When
I say life style changes I mean eating
foods that are healthy, eating less, los-
ing weight and exercising at least four
times a week for 40 minutes. I will go
into more detail in another article what
each of us can do when it comes to exer-
cise and some diet tips as well.
While we are making these changes,
it is important to get your blood pressure
down. There are many medicines avail-
able today that will reduce your blood
pressure. Quite often it takes more than
one medicine to get the pressure down
to a level that is safe. That seems to be
upsetting for patients. Many times I am
told by patients that they are taking too
many medications. If I had one tablet
that would cure high blood pressure in
everybody, I would be a very wealthy
man. But sadly it does not exist today.
So often more than one pill is needed
and the medicines need to be taken every
day, yes, everyday! I hear from patients
all the time how they take their medicine
when they have a headache or when they
feel like it.
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when taken properly. In doing so it will
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Commonwealth Bank is expanding


Commonwealth Bank has begun a ma-
jor expansion project of its Marsh Harbour
branch. Coastline Construction Abaco
Limited was awarded the $3 million con-
tract which, when completed in the fourth
quarter 2011, will transform the existing
structure by adding an additional 6,000
square feet. The extension of the branch
at the traffic light in Marsh Harbour is a
direct response to customer demands. The
newly completed branch will be 10,000
square feet in size and feature the Bank's
signature design and amenities gray ex-
terior with white trim, a spacious custom-
er-friendly lobby in gray and pink marble
and granite, energy efficient components,


convenient customer parking and handicap
access.
"Since 1987 Commonwealth Bank has
been privileged to provide financial servic-
es to the residents and businesses in Marsh
Harbour and the surrounding areas," said
the Bank's President and CEO, William
B. Sands, Jr. "We remain resolute in our
commitment to make available to our loyal
customers the best in retail banking ser-
vices, at the same time making a positive
impact on the community as a whole. This
new construction project demonstrates
our pledge, as we introduce an expanded
modernised facility that is equipped to of-
fer banking convenience and also accom-


modates the island's expanding economic
development."
The project is expected to create dozens
of on-site jobs and related, financially vi-
able opportunities for the local community
during the 12 months of construction.
Mr. Wallace Taylor, the newly appoint-
ed Branch Manager, along with a staff of
25 will continue to deliver excellent service
during the construction phase of the new
facility whilst seeking to minimize any in-
convenience to their customers.
Commonwealth Bank is the largest and
most successful Bahamian bank with $1.4
billion in assets. The bank is a market
leader in service and convenience with 11
branches in New Providence, Abaco and
Grand Bahama. The bank provides the best
possible access to an extensive line of fi-
nancial products and services. Common-
wealth Bank celebrated 50 years of banking
excellence on April 20, 2010.


Sailor From Page 1

Boat owners Richard and Debra Ross,
also from Atlanta, Georgia, reported the
incident on November 14th. Richard stated
that earlier they had made the decision to
leave the fleet and divert to The Bahamas.
Mr. Black said, "With great sadness
we report that Rule 62, a Jeanneau 46DS,
was swamped while attempting entry into
The Bahamas. Richard and crew were
washed overboard and recovered. Life raft
launched, David Sheppard attempted to
row the lifeboat to safety after their emer-
gency signal was received by the Coast
Guard."
The vessel was part of a fleet of 71 sail-
ing vessels; the majority of the fleet is still
at sea. The fleet departed Hampton, Vir-
ginia on November 8th enroute to Tortola
in the British Virgin Islands. This is the
21st year of the annual passage.


Commonwealth Bank signed a contract with Coastline Construction (Abaco) Ltd to ex-
pand the current for the bank that will more than double the size. It is expected to be com-
pleted in one year. Pictured, seated, Commonwealth Bank's President and CEO, William
B. Sands Jr.; Commonwealth Director, Earla Bethel; and Brian Marshall of Coastline
Construction (Abaco) Ltd. Standing are Commonwealth Director, Larry Gibson; John C.
Stewart of Construction Cost Engineering (Bahamas) Ltd; Architect Kenneth Lam; and
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December 1, 2010









Treasure Cay beach

continues to erode


Rebuttal to a statement

made by BEC


By Nancy Albury
On September 22nd, 2010, Michael
Moss, Chairman of the Bahamas Electric-
ity Corporation (BEC), gave a presentation
to Abaconians at the Abaco Business Out-
look entitled Powering Abaco's Economy
- Preserving Its Heritage. In his speech he
stated, "A study was carried out by the An-
tiquities, Monuments [and Museums] Cor-
poration (AMMC) to identify the potential
for negative impact on artifacts and other
similar issues. No areas of concern were
identified."
Following a meeting on April 7th, 2010,
the Director of the AMMC requested an
investigative review of historic sites and
geographic features in the area around
BEC's Wilson City Power Plant and adja-
cent to BEC's newly cleared road that ex-
tends from the Capt. Ernst Dean Highway
to Wilson City on Spencer's Point. Sites
of specific interest were open water holes
in BEC's cleared road bed and documen-
tation of historic ruins. In addition, the
cleared road bed was inspected for historic
artifacts. However, bulldozers had already
cleared the road; only broken fragments of
artifacts, several filled-in wells and water-
holes were revealed (see The Abaconian,
April 1, 2010). In all, over 100 sites of sig-
nificance were identified.
Numerous "solution holes," commonly
referred to as "blue holes" or karstt win-
dows," were of great concern since they
were the most likely location to contain
prehistoric artifacts and intercept Abaco's
freshwater lens. AMMC was not notified
that these features were present before or
during bulldozing activities and therefore
did not have the opportunity to investigate
or recover historically significant material
that may have been present within these
sites. Artifacts, if they were present prior
to road work, have now been destroyed
by boulders or covered with fill from road


debris.
Coppice vegetation was severely impact-
ed and caves were in-filled on and adjacent
to the 100-foot-wide road clearing that ex-
tends from the Capt. Ernst Dean Highway
to Wilson City at Spencer's Point. Scien-
tists studying plant and bird species near
the BEC road and the Wilson City penin-
sula note that this is a critically important
plant community with "old growth" forest
characteristics and is among the tallest cop-
pice with the greatest diversity of tree spe-
cies anywhere on Abaco. This vegetation
supports some of the islands richest bird
communities including resident and migra-
tory species.
BEC's EIA specifically states, "2.1.7
Antiquities, Monuments and Museum Act.
Areas or structures of cultural, anthropolog-
ical, archeological, paleontological or his-
torical significance are regulated under the
Antiquities, Monuments and Museum Act
(1998) and Regulations (1999). Discovery
of a cultural or historical feature must be
reported to the Minister and measures are
required to preserve its integrity. A per-
mit must be obtained to excavate, carry on
building or other work, plant or fell trees,
and deposit earth or refuse on, in or near a
monument, or demolish, remove, obstruct,
deface, or interfere with a monument."
The Antiquities, Monuments and Mu-
seums Corporation strongly urges that
certain areas be set aside for long term
conservation with obvious benefits to na-
tive plants, wildlife, hunters, eco-tourists,
watershed protection and historic preserva-
tion. I would ask that those people working
for BEC be mindful of the areas identified
by Abaconians and AMMC as historically
and environmentally sensitive and seek lo-
cal consultation before further clearing ac-
tivities are undertaken.
Nancy Albury
Office Manager, AMMC Abaco


Erosion of the northwest end of the Treasure Cay beach is continuing and is putting the
'11 cilv constructed gazebos at risk. That end of the beach is a public park and Prime
Minister Hubert Ingraham has invested the money allocated for him to spend in his con-
stituency on these structures. Now the problem is to figure a way either to move them
back from the eroded beach or to put a structure out from the adjoining rocky shore that
could be backfilled with sand. The far gazebo is already showing signs of breaking apart.


Zhivargo Laing will speak on

E-Government on Dec. 9


By Timothy Roberts
In an effort to improve government ef-
ficiency and provide better services, gov-
ernment is planning to introduce e-Gov-
ernment by July 2011.
In order to explain the scope and fea-
tures of e-Government, Zhivargo Laing,
Minister of State for Finance and Public
Service, will conduct a town meeting at the


Anglican Parish Hall on December 9 at 7
p.m.
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gies to facilitate the operation of govern-
ment and the disbursement of government
information and services and includes the
use of the internet to streamline costs and
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e.A ja Local Government at Work


Central Abaco Town Planning Nov 8
By Timothy Roberts
The Central Abaco District Town Plan-
ning Board's meeting began with the an-
nouncement of the resignation of one of
its members, Jeffrey Rogers, who, it was
reported, felt the system was unsupportive
of Town Planning decisions.
During the meeting held on November
8 other members said they felt the same
way, saying, "We have no power here."
The issue revolved around an application
submitted by JMJ Electric for a warehouse
off Key Club Drive that was turned down
by Town Planning in July. The decision
was appealed to the Central Abaco Council
that overturned the decision and allowed
the construction.
The remaining members present, though
dissatisfied with the circumstances, felt it
necessary to move on and conduct their
business as they had before.
During the meeting they reviewed about
$1.8 million worth of house plans and ex-
tensions. The group was given a presen-
tation by a member of the Murphy Town
Committee on behalf of the community.
Plans were presented for a 50,000-square-
foot Community Center which the commu-
nity of Murphy Town would like to build.
The Board gave approval-in-principal.
Marsh Harbour Town Comm. Nov 10
By Timothy Roberts
The first business that the Committee
considered was a request by Town Plan-
ning for Marsh Harbour's input concern-


ing a take-away on Crockett Drive. The
application had originally been made to the
Central Abaco Town Planning Board that
had told the applicant that she must follow
the prescribed steps and provide various
approvals before the application could be
considered. The application was forward-
ed to the Marsh Harbour Town Commit-
tee by Town Planning as it sought further
guidance on the take-away. The applicant
was present and asking the Town Commit-
tee for guidance in proceeding so that she
could open for business.
The Committee reiterated the necessary
steps she needed to take in order to get the
approval of Town Planning. This included
following the guidelines set by the Depart-
ment of Environmental Health for take-
aways. They told her that when she had all
the correct permissions and inspections in
place, then she could return to Town Plan-
ning to seek its approval for the building.
A second person asked the Marsh Har-
bour Town Committee for approval in
principle to open a take-away at the Cross-
ing Beach. She is seeking to use the build-
ing next to the public dock and has made
an application for leasing the property.
The Committee deferred a decision on the
take-away until the lease application was
accepted.
Committee member Carl Archer made
a motion that fellow Committee member,
Roger Delancy, be removed as a represen-
tative of the Marsh Harbour Town Com-
mittee from the Central Abaco District
Council because he is not representing the
wishes of the Committee. He also motioned
that Colon Curry be the one to replace Mr.
Delancy. The motion was seconded with
no objections.


Hope Town District Council Nov. 23
By Timothy Roberts
Residents of Hope Town have already
begun voicing their displeasure at Cen-
tral Government's ruling in favor of New
Settlement II Limited, the development
company seeking to redevelop Elbow Cay
Club, granting them permission to pur-
chase and develop the property on Elbow
Cay.
The ruling comes less than one month
after four ministers, Deputy Prime Minis-
ter Brent Symonette, Minister of the Envi-
ronment Earl Deveaux, Minister of Pub-
lic Works and Transport Neko Grant and
Minister of Lands and Local Government
Byron Woodside, visited Elbow Cay Club
as well as Orchid Bay. The ministers came
to Abaco to review the two projects with
a view to making recommendations to the
Bahamas Investment Authority.
According to the ruling which came
from the Bahamas Investment Authority,
the developers were approved for "a per-
mit pursuant to the International Persons
Landholding Act to purchase the Elbow
Cay Club property comprising nearly 19
acres of land for a consideration of $5
million and the construction thereon of a
new hotel comprising 24 hotel rooms and
88 villas and a 36-slip marina with related
amenities."
The ruling further states that the ap-
proval is subject to four conditions, which
include 1. payment of outstanding real
property tax 2. The project commencing
within 12 months 3. New Settlement II
Limited obtaining the normal government
development permissions, including satis-
fying the requirements of the Ministry of
the Environment 4. Any tax concessions to


the project will be limited to the hotel and
marina.
Council members were upset that infor-
mation of the approval was leaked to the
public before the Council received the offi-
cial statement from the Investment Author-
ity. The Council will set up a own meeting
to address the community concerning the
results of the Elbow Cay Club ruling. The
date was not set at press time.
Orchid Bay, also receiving an approval
at the recommendations of the four min-
isters, was given approval in principal to
move forward with its proposed upgrades.
The approval granted the developer per-
mission to move forward subject to obtain-
ing normal government development per-
missions and in particular the requirements
of the Ministry of the Environment.
The resort will be comprised of a 100-
room, five star hotel with amenities, 17 pri-
vate residences, 53 waterside cottage lots,
inland marina with 354 slips and amenities
and a community churchThe approval in-
cluded two stipulations which require the
submission of a coastal engineering study
inclusive of assessments on the beaches,
dunes, storm surge and flooding analysis,
and the submission of an environmental
management plan for review and approval
by the Ministry of the Environment prior
to the commencement of the project.
During the meeting Chief Councillor,
Jeremy Sweeting presented his Hope Town
District Council Annual Report for 2009
to 2010 to the Council. The annual report
reflected on the previous year's work by
Council and offered some statistics on
Council attendance, permits granted and

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December 1, 2010








IDB grant will launch Bahamian

craft into cyberspace


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laid along the side of the road. The Water and Sewerage Corporation is laying a 10-inch
transmission line to Spring City from its pumping station by the airport, about four miles.
This is the trenching machine.


This is one of three fire hydrants being installed along the highway with the new water
transmission line serving Spring City. One is at the Spring City turn-off, one is near the
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The Inter-American Development Bank
has executed a $500,000 grant to launch
the Bahamian handicraft industry into cy-
berspace.
Signed between the bank and Bahamas
Chamber of Commerce in partnership with
Bahamas Agricultural and Industrial Cor-
poration (BAIC), the program will allow
artisans to do business online.
"We see on a daily basis the significant
improvement in the quality and variety of
products produced by the Bahamas Nation-
al Craft Association members," said IDB
country representative Oscar Spencer.
The strategy of the project is to develop
a programme that complements the govern-
ment's effort to rally the industry around a
structured approach to the establishment
of industry standards, marketing, and ad-
dressing the over-reliance on imports.
The program's focus will be the devel-
opment and launch of a platform to support
and facilitate the marketing, sales, and dis-
tribution of Bahamian manufactured hand-
craft souvenirs via the Internet.
This project is going to present our
products to the world, said Chamber presi-
dent Khaalis Rolle. The ability for us to
sell our products online is a significant
coup for The Bahamas.
Also attending the press conference
were BAIC Executive Chairman Edison
Key. "These are exciting times to be a


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part of the growing Bahamian handicraft
industry," said Mr. Key. "Many doors of
opportunity are opening for us to tap into
those millions of dollars used to import
craft products for our tourists and resi-
dents. It is our hope that in short order the
vast majority of those millions of dollars
will be flowing directly into the pockets of
our artisans instead of out of the country."

Licencing Act From Page 1
all existing businesses are required to re-
apply for their license. There is no longer
a need to submit an application for a new
business through local government.
If an island has a Business License of-
fice or a Public Treasury office, all licens-
es will be submitted through one of those
departments. On some islands there are no
Business License or Public Treasury offic-
es, and in these instances the Administrator
will be responsible for handling applica-
tions and granting licenses.
Mr. Cooper said it was not yet an-
nounced which office on Abaco will handle
licenses. However, he noted that there will
be a town meeting called in December, and
it should be sorted out by that time. The
date and location of this meeting will be
announced.
Mr. Cooper said the intent of the new
Act is to make it easier and quicker for
those seeking a business license. The turn-
around time on applications is expected to
be reduced to one week and Prime Minis-
ter Hubert Ingraham said that the Business
License office will be a "one stop shop" as
all licenses will come under one umbrella.


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BAIC introduces greenhouse technology


year-round farming.
The Andros greenhouses feature a
52-by-78-foot Israeli-designed self-venti-
lating metal model created especially for
hurricane prone Caribbean countries. It
was set up to show growers how it can be
used to grow hydroponically, and in soil,
whether in pots or in the ground, using the
drip system which supplies nutrients to the
roots of the plants.


North Andros has ic, cril acquired two greenhouses provided by the Bahamas Agricul-
tural and Industrial Corporation. One of them is being used to produce cabbages, toma-
toes, sweet peppers, spinach and Asian greens. "The other greenhouse is slated forfruit
tree propagation for distribution throughout the island, said Chairman of BAIC, Edison
Key, "so we can really get production going in this country and cut down on some of the
imports. We are making good progress.




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Assistant Branch Manager, Abaco

Commonwealth Bank is the premier Bahamian Bank with branches located in New
Providence, Abaco and Grand Bahama. We are committed to delivering superior quality
service, to training and developing our employees, to creating value for our shareholders
and to promoting economic growth and stability in the community.

Commonwealth Bank is presently considering applications for Assistant Branch
Manager, Abaco. This is an important and critical management position within the Bank.

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:
Assisting the Branch Manager in managing the sales activities of the Branch to
enhance profitability.
Effectively leading, supporting and coaching personnel to achieve corporate
objectives.
Effectively managing a portfolio of consumer, mortgage and commercial loans.
Adjudicating and managing credit lines within delegated authority and within
policy.
Managing the Branch' s collection activities and the protection of collateral.
Ensuring that customers are provided with exemplary customer service at all times.

QUALIFICATIONS SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor's degree or higher in Business Administration, Banking & Finance or a related
discipline from an accredited University would be an asset
Minimum of five years commercial banking experience with a minimum of 3 years
supervisory / managerial experience.
Experience in managing a diverse loan portfolio and assessing loan quality.
Detailed knowledge of Retail / Commercial / Mortgage lending practices and credit
analysis to ensure portfolio quality.
Excellent leadership and coaching skills.
Excellent communication, analytical and reasoning skills.
Excellent organizational and time management skills.
Proficient in the use of the full range of Microsoft applications.

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compensation package, reflecting the successful applicant' s experience and qualifications,
including a performance based incentive plan, health, vision, dental and life insurances
and a pension plan.

Qualified individuals should submit complete resumes before December 6. 2010 to:

Human Resources Department
Re: Assistant Branch Manager. Abaco
P.O. Box SS-6263
Nassau Bahamas
Telefax: (242) 393-8073
E-mail address: hr@combankltd.com


Commonwealth Bank sincerely thanks all applicants for their interest in becoming
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Bahamas Information Services
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Corporation has unveiled the first two
of a series of greenhouses slated for the
North Andros Agri-industrial Park during
a weekend growers' seminar there.
Thirty growers from six Family Islands
heard professionals from Jamaica Drip Irri-
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in a small area. Using the drip irrigation
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compared to the old overhead system.
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products reaching Bahamians' table, and
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expected throughout the island. However, we seek to
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December 1, 2010


The Abaconian Section B Page 21


Dr Allen held seminar on Shame


By Jennifer Hudson
It is a pity that the entire population
of Abaco and, indeed, the whole of The
Bahamas, could not have been present at
the very powerful seminar entitled Shame-
The Human Condition which was pre-
sented on September 17 at the Christian
Counseling Centre by Dr. David Allen.
Dr. Allen is a well known psychiatrist
with a wealth of experience having taught
Psychiatry and Religion at Harvard, Yale
and Georgetown Medical Schools. He has
been recognized for his outstanding work
in the area of cocaine addiction, is a rec-
ognized expert in all types of addiction and
their causes and an author of many books.
Dr. Allen has clinics in Washington D.C.
and Nassau and has been actively involved
with the Christian Counseling Centre since
its inception in Nassau 24 years ago. Dr.
Allen is now bringing his expertise to Ab-
aco to help hurting people here and will
be visiting once a month, working between
the Christian Counseling Centre and the
Auskell Medical Clinic.
Dr. Allen's message is that anger and
shame are rampant in our country and lead
to suicides and homicides, for deep down
they are the story of shame. But there is
help and there is a sure way to make a shift
from Anger (Shame/Fear) to Love (Com-
passion). The way to do this is printed at
the end of this article, and Dr. Allen im-
plores people to use it whenever they feel
angry, hurt or shamed.
"Anger is the most common face in the
Bahamas today, and this is the underlying
cause behind the spate of recent suicides. A
suicide happened on Abaco last week; don't
let Abaco get like Nassau," implored Dr.
Allen. "The country is in pain and the esca-
lating murder rate is because of all the angry
people. If you are angry, evil is crouching
at your heart's door. Murders and suicides
are the face of shame; shame is powerful;
this is new to The Bahamas. When people


are shamed and angry they respond with,
"You dissed me and I will kill you," but
you must conquer shame or it will blow you
apart," emphasized Dr. Allen.
"Sometimes the deeper the quiet the
deeper the shame, so reach out. If your
kids isolate themselves go and talk to them.
Kids are under the influence that if they
cannot have a pair of Nike shoes other
material things they want in life, then life
is not worth living, and they feel shamed.
Kids are very important, get to your kids.
Many kids, even in professional families,
feel abandonment because parents are too
busy; spend time with your kids.
"Many kids are shamed by favouritism
in the family; do not favour one child over
another because they are better looking or
more academic. Do not cause your child to
feel humiliation or rejection. Do not shame
because shame does not go away. Shame
produces loneliness and then problems
magnify. Shame is taking over in Nassau;
do not let it take over on Abaco," warned
Dr. Allen.
Dr. Allen urges all persons whenever
they are experiencing anger (which is the
face of shame and fear) to do the ABACO
SHIFT which will transform them to a
feeling of love.
THE ABACO SHIFT.
1.Be aware that you can shift.
2.Take time out.
3.Breathe deeply for one minute with
eyes closed which produces "Alpha"
waves which have a calming effect (Relax-
ation of body melts anger).
4.Silence (Calms our heart).
5.Simple prayer, "Lord have mercy"
(The source of Love).
6.Think of someone who loved you un-
conditionally as a child (The stream of Love).
7.Think of a place where you felt peace
and Love (The space of Love).
8.Think of three (3) things to be thank-
ful or grateful for.


9.Think of someone you can show kind-
ness to ( Opens us to Love).
Dr. Allen will be presenting a powerful
seminar every month on a range of topics


which will enrich us. For more informa-
tion on the seminars or for assistance call
the Abaco Christian Counseling Centre at
367-6215.


7th Annual Abaco Christmas Festival


By Michele Mikula
Find early joy in the holiday season by
attending the 7th Annual Abaco Christmas
Festival that is scheduled for December 4
in Marsh Harbour at the future site of the
Farmers' Market.
The Abaco Christmas Festival has prov-
en to be the leading event on Abaco by pro-
viding the best in local cuisine, entertain-
ment, family fun and arts and crafts. The
organizers for this annual festival include
the Abaco Christmas Festival Committee
and the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism,
who are once again committed to deliver-
ing a quality event that will be pleasing to


the crowd and beneficial to the vendors.
This year's festival offers a host of fun
activities and an amazing amount of excel-
lent entertainment that includes Her Maj-
esty's Prison Pop Band. Locals and visi-
tors alike will be able to enjoy a wonderful
holiday shopping experience through the
uniquely handcrafted and gift items that
will be available at the festival. Gift giv-
ing will be a part of the festivities as Santa
Claus will be making a special appearance
to deliver hundreds of free toys to the kids.
For further information on the festival,
contact the Abaco Tourist Office at 367-
3067.


North Abaco Christmas Celebration


By Michele Mikula
For the third year in a row, the Ministry
of Youth, Sports & Culture and the Baha-
mas Ministry of Tourism will host a grand
Christmas Celebration for all to enjoy.
What awaits you at this year's festival
is an evening filled with great entertain-
ment, food, craft vendors and other holi-
day treats. Entertaining you with your
favorite holiday songs will be the Royal
Bahamas Defence Force Pop Band, New
Entry Band and the New Direction. Other


festive activities includes a tree-lighting
ceremony, a junkanoo performance, free
toys for the kids and a variety of games.
The organizing committee for the 3rd
Annual North Abaco Christmas Celebra-
tion invites you to be a part of this joy-
ous event that will take place on December
13th in Treasure Cay on the school park.
For further information on the Christ-
mas Celebration, contact the Abaco Tour-
ist Office at 367-3067.


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3 bed/3 bath, central A/C, dock with boat lift.
All amenities for long/short term rental. Call
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Marsh Habour, Cove Estate 2 bedroom, 2
bath, fully funrished. Call 367-2446


Marsh Harbour, Little Orchard Villas 2
bed 1 bath apartment, fully equipped. Daily,
weekly & monthly rates. Call 357-6868
Marsh Harbour, Mermaid Reef Villas,
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Pelican Shores. Daily or weekly rates. Bro-
chures available. Call 357.6868
Marsh Harbour, Sweetings Village 1 bed 1
bath apt. Call Amos at 367-3965
Murphy Town, 2 bed, 1 1/2 bath, town
house, fully furnished. $850 per month. Call
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Elbow Cay's Best Houses and Land, rentals
and sales. Hope Town Hideaways. Call 242-
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Murphy Town, Triplex Open House, end
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directions. 242-445-2498

Murphy Town, Triplex 3 2bed, 1-1/2 bath
town house building, located end of Murphy
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Call 242-445-2498 or 242-477-3706


Treasure Cay Canal front property with
111' dock, boat lift, davits, cleaning station,
& 26' Mako with twin Yamaha 150, 4-stroke;
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Treasure Cay, Sand Dollar Condos. Located
at the center of beautiful Treasure Cay beach.
Newley remodeled, furnished 2 bed, 2 bath.
$399,500. Call 242-365-8499, 504-420-4115
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Club News


Toastmasters ac-
knowledge armed
forces at club meeting
By Canishka Alexander
The Toastmasters Lighthouse Beamers
Club members met for their regular club
meeting on November 11 at the Conch
Inn Conference Room. The theme select-
ed by Kenisha Cornish, vice president of
Education, was Salute to Armed Forces.
Although there were no speakers that eve-
ning, those in attendance were enriched
and humbled by what they learned about
our nation's heroes some of whom were
Abaconians.
During the education session of the
meeting, Toastmasters and guests were
given a brief history of a significant day in
Bahamian history known as Armistice Day
or Remembrance Day. Although the day
is celebrated under a number of different
names, the meaning behind it remains the
same.
Remembrance Day is set aside to hon-
our and celebrate our veterans who served
and sacrificed their lives in World War I
and World War II, and in The Bahamas, it
was celebrated on November 14.
The name of Capt. Leonard Thompson,
an Abaconian who fought in World War
II as a bomber pilot, was mentioned. Fel-
low Toastmaster Corp. Erica Colebrooke,
who serves as a member of the Royal Ba-
hamas Police Force, was applauded. The
dedicated service of officers who serve
on government-related agencies that pro-
tect or country like the Royal Bahamas
Defence Force and Royal Bahamas Police
Force were acknowledged.
Next, the significance behind the sym-
bolic red poppies that are often worn dur-
ing this time was revealed. Not only were
the poppies observed as they grew among
the graves of those who were buried in
Flanders Fields following the wars. The
poppy is also said to have medicinal quali-
ties and was applied to wounds to numb
the pain.
JA Orientation and
Charter Service
By Mirella Santillo
This year's new Junior Achievers' ori-
entation meeting was held on November
13th at Friendship Tabernacle. Over 30
students belonging to five companies at-


tended the meeting directed by Junior
Achievement Executive Director Lionel
Elliot, who came to train the new group of
Junior Achievers and to attend the Charter
Service the following day.
After reviewing the concepts of JA and
explaining the functioning of the organiza-
tion, Mr Elliot urged the students to turn
off the television sets and stay away from
Facebook, but to study instead to learn as
much as they could. They were advised not
to miss any of the Junior Achievement's
weekly meetings and encouraged to learn
the JA pledge as well as familiarize them-
selves with the points system that would
help their company reach the level of "Best
Company of the Year."
The five sponsors this year are the three
government corporations: Bahamas Elec-


Abaco A & D Trucking
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Timothy
or Adele
McDonald
Phone 577-0184 577-0220
PO. BoxAB 20432, Marsh Harbour, Abaco


tric Corporation, Bahamas Telecommuni-
cation Corporation and the Water and Sew-
erage Corporation, the groups that started
Junior Achievement on Abaco, and two
private entities, First Caribbean Bank, a
sponsor for the second year in a row, and a
new sponsor, Baker's Bay Golf and Ocean
Club. This year the orientation for the ad-
visors was held separately, a month ear-
lier, and the five groups had already held
meetings during which they elected their
presidents and chose a name and a motto
for their companies. BEC pledged to be
"Bold Excellent Chasers Co-op" (carrying
out operation perfection). BTC's company
will be doing business under the "Talk It
Up" logo and the Water & Sewerage Com-
pany, returning after a year of absence, be-


Abour 30 students have joined the Junior Achievers this year. They received their training
on the weekend of November 13 that concluded with a charter church service at Grace
Baptist Church. Mr. Lionel Elliottfrom Nassau conducted the training sessions.


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came the sponsor of Splash" (Successful
Planning Leaves Achievers Soaring High).
First Caribbean Bank, last year's winning
company will operate as "Ace" ( Achiev-
ers Choosing Excellence) and Baker's Bay
Golf and Ocean Club wants its achievers to
become "Stars" (Striving Towards A Road
to Success).
The Charter Service took place at Grace
Baptist Church on November 14. The
church was full as the officers and mem-
bers of the church welcomed the members
of Junior Achievement, directors and advi-
sors.
The Junior Achievement ceremony was
set to start before the beginning of the
church service. Ishmael Morley, coordina-
tor for Abaco, welcomed the assembly and
outlined the benefits associated with being
a JA member. He mentioned that four local
students were helped with college expenses
through JA scholarships.
Before Mr. Elliott handed out the char-
ter documents to each company, he ac-
knowledged the accomplishments of the
sponsors and the volunteers involved in
the successful running of JA on Abaco. He
also announced that as of January, he will
return to a full time job at the Ministry of
Tourism and will be replaced by John Dar-
ville.
Anchor Club holds
installation ceremony
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Anchors from three Abaco Schools at-
tended an installation and initiation cer-

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LEGAL NOTICE

In the Estate of RICHARD MEREDITH ALBURY,
deceased

NOTICE is hereby given that all persons having any claim
or demand against the above Estate are required to send
the same duly certified in writing to the undersigned on
or before the 15th day of January, A.D., 2011 after which
date the Executors of the Estate will proceed to distribute
the assets having regard only to those claims of which
they shall then have had notice.

AND TAKE NOTICE that all persons indebted to the Es-
tate are required to make full settlement on or before the
date hereinbefore mentioned.

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Clubs From Page 22
emony held at Abaco Youth Ministries on
November 20th. The presiding Rainbow
Pilot Club member was Neulessa Major,
who called the president from each club
forward for the initiation part of the cer-
emony. After the presidents received the
candle, the remaining members who were
present were called up to take part in the
ceremony. Mrs. Major led the initiation
of the new members. She told them that
Anchors are formed on the principles of
friendship and service.
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members were concerned about the young
people and their needs. In 1952 Pilot In-
ternational adopted the project of Anchor
Clubs and in the 1990s Anchor Clubs be-
gan on Abaco. Mrs. Major told them that
the members of the Rainbow Pilot Club are
happy that they decided to join this service-
oriented organization. Mrs. Major further
encouraged them to listen to and learn
from Rainbow Pilot Club leaders.
After all members received their keys of
office, Charlamae Fernander brought brief
remarks. She told the Anchors that she and
the members of the Rainbow Pilot Club of
Abaco are very proud of them. She called
upon Anchors to support and attend activi-
ties. She told them to remember their pur-


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to them stating that the president of the
best club will receive an all expense paid
trip to the Pilot International conference
in July 2011 to be held in Dallas, Texas.
She stated that some of the criteria for this
trip are attending meetings, being active in
community activities, fund-raising, having
the right attitude towards service and their
enthusiasm. Refreshments were served at
the end of the ceremony.


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VEHICLESFOR SAL


2009 883 Harley Davidson Sportster Bike,
like new with only 394 miles. Always kept
in garage. New forward petal kit installed.
Comes with cover. $15,000 Contact: Damon
Pinder @ 242-367-2598


Jeep & Trailer 1995 Wrangler 4WD,
4-cyl, 5-sp, manual with hard & soft tops,
vinyl seats, power steering & brakes, A/C,
AM/FM/Tape & top hitch. 37,000 mi, with
new tires at 29k. Garage kept & serviced.
2001 Continental Utility Trailer, 5'x8',
2,000# cap, wood rails, 13"' wheels, new
axle kit & springs in 2008. $9,500 for both
OBO. Contact Ronnie Sands for inspection at
577-0475


Watermaker For Sale. Makes up to 5 gals a
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18' Man-O-War Boat, new gel coat, new rub
rail, almost new 85 HP Yamaha engine, SS Bi-
mini top Everything in excellent condition.
$14,000 ONO Call 365-5148


18.5' Wahoo, with 115 ELPTO Mere en-
gine & trailer included. Excellent condition
$16,900. Contact Royce Sands 242-367-2326


19' Bayliner w/ cabin (toilet) 120HP Mercu-
ry, CD player, radio, depth finder, ladder, 6
seats, good condition. DUTY PAID $14,500
ONO. Call Jack 365-6114


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20' Sea Pro 2004, with 2004 Yamaha
4-stroke 150 motor. Trailer included. Located
in Treasure Cay. $15,000 OBO. Call 803-
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23' Mako, 150 HP Mercury engine. 2 years
old, low hours, new fuel pumps. $8,000 OBO
Call (242)577-0704
23' Parker w/trailer, 2009 Yamaha 250 HP
4-stroke. Garmin GPS included,elec reels/
rods/fishing gear included, DUTY PAID, ex-
cellent condition, asking $45,000 O.N.O. Can
be viewed at M.H.Boat Yard. Call 367-5205
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Uniden UM 625 and more. $25,000 USD.
Call (242) 365-6492


31' Island Hopper, 1990, CAT 3208 engine.
Garmin GPS/Chart Plotter. Furuno Depth
Sounder. Great work or fishing boat. Excel-
lent condition, runs great, cruises at 25mph.
DUTY PAID. Can be seen at Marsh Harbour
Boat Yard. Make offer. Leave message 242-
366-0755 or elaine@willdrill.com.



Controller Resort on Abaco seeks expe-
rienced bookkeeper. Knowledge of Quick
Books is a must. Send resume in confidence
to chrl@att.net.
Helper Wanted, to work on farm in Treasure
Cay. Call Victoria at 365-0496.


Local Gov. From Page 18

other Council business. It also showcased
the accomplishments of the council over
that span.
Mr. Sweeting highly commended the
Hope Town District Councillors for their
commitment and dedication to the com-
munity. Mr. Cooper complemented Mr.
Sweeting on his vision and hard work and
encouraged him to continue his good work
in the year to come.


Located in the Abaco Shopping Center, Marsh Harbour
Tel: (242) 3673-202 Fax: (242) 367-3201
eMail: abacoprint@batelnet.bs


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LUXURY HOMES PRIVATE ISLANDS BEACHFRONT PROPERTY RENTALS PROPERTY MANAGEMENT APPRAISALS


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A stunning property totaling 15 acres of
lush, elevated land with 630 feet of water
frontage on the Sea of Abaco and located
3 miles south of the Treasure Cay infer-
national airport. This property is priced to
sell and is perfectly suited for a club,
resort, residential development or would
also make a truly fabulous private estate.
Contact Neil Aberle for more information
at T. (242) 367 5454, C: (242) 577 0277,
or Email: neil@hgchristie.com.
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WINDING BAY
Stunning estate residence located
on Ritz-Carlton's golf course. 9,970
sq. ft. with 7 bedrooms & 8.5 baths.
$9,750,000. Ref. AS11098


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


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GREAT ABACO CLUB, MARSH HARBOUR
Luxuriously furnished, 4 bedroom, 4
bath canalfront home with pool in
this gated community.
$1,199,000. Ref. AS11843


ELBOW CAY: 9,826 sq. ft. in Little Point Subdivision, just south of Hope Town. A great and
affordable lot. $83,500. Ref. AS11492
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 or AS11257
NEW! DORROS COVE: One of the few lots available in this coveted private residential
area on Elbow Cay. Great elevations and next to Tahiti 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
NEW1 BUSTIC BIGHT: 1.3 waterfront acres just 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 200 ft. 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 walkingdistance from one of the world's most
beautiful beaches. Purchase 1 lot, or 3 lots combined to total 33,900 sq. ft. $50,000for
1 or $120,000 for 3 parcels. Ref. AS11400 or AS11401 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
DUNDASTOWN: An affordable lot for residential or commercial buidling. This deal won't
last long! $35,000. Ref. AS11371
PRICED TO SELI JOE'S CREEK: Almost one acre of land between Marsh Harbour and
Treasure Cay. $54,990. Ref. AS11455
UNDER CONTRACT! 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: 13,500 sq. ft. ocean view lot in a new development between Marsh
Harbour and Leisure Lee. $79,500. Ref. AS11368


MARSH HARBOUR
Beachfront 2 bedroom condos and 3
bedroom penthouses in a gated de-
velopment with pool and dock.
Starting at $575,000. Ref. AS10903
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MARSH HARBOUR
Dreamy and colorful turn-key canal
front residence in Great Abaco Club.
4 bedrooms all with ensuite baths.
$785,000. Ref. AS11449
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LUBBERS QUARTERS
'The Big House' is a 2 bedroom, 3
bath, turn-key retreat. Sea views,
access to beach and own dock slip.
$549,000 Ref. AS11471
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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. A511474 $880,000. Ref. AS11450


ELBOW CAY
3 bedroom, 2 bath home just across
from the beach, offering a large pool
and deck space for entertaining.
$749,000. Ref. PS10665


LUBBERS QUARTERS
On 1.6 acres this private home has 1
bedroom, 1 bath, great views, and a
deep water private dock.
$599,000. Ref. AS11473

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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


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LITTLE HARBOUR GREEN TURTLE CAY
Perched high up, overlooking Book- A brand new and very private 4 bed-
ies Beach sits a picturesque, 'off the room house just waiting for a new
grid', 2 bedroom and 2 bath cottage. owner's finishing touches.
$1,150,000. Ref. AS11270 $351,000. Ref. AS11513


GREEN TURTLE CAY
Newly built Victorian style home with
2 storeys, 4 bedrooms and 4 baths
in coveted Leeward Yacht Club.
$1,495,500. Ref. AS11409



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GUANA CAY
Over an acre of stunning beachfront
land with 100 ft. on the northern
beach in Baker's Bay.
$4,250,000. Ref. AS11503
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GREEN TURTLE CAY
Cozy 2 bedroom, 1 bath beachfront
cottage. On 1.44 acres with 144 of
pristine beachfront in Black Sound.
$1,095,000. Ref. AS11322


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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


ELBOW CAY LITTLE HARBOUR TILLOO CAY
'Point of Paradise' is located on a 2.3 acre waterfront property has 40 3.7 acre sea-to-sea paradise has all
pristine, private cove beach on North ft. elevations, a sandy beach cove, utilities and is easily accessed from
End. 3 bedrooms and 3 baths, and small cottage. the new 40 ft. private dock.
$1,250,000. Ref. AS11552 $595,000. Ref. AS11548 $375,000. Ref. AS11491

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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


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


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


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T: 242 367-5454
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