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Title: Abaconian
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Title: Abaconian
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Language: English
Publisher: David & Kathleen Ralph
Place of Publication: Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas
Publication Date: December 15, 2010
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Santa visits Christmas Festival by sleigh
7th annual Christmas Festival attracts crowds from all communities
The seventh annual Christmas Festival
held on December 4 was another huge suc-
.. cess. This highly anticipated, annual cel-
R.p -f ebration is Abaco's largest one-day event.
-,. r ..ea The Festival combines entertainment, stalls
- .. .- offering a multitude of gifts and handcrafts,
- a stalls of food and drink, along with an am-
:~s_biance that encourages socializing. Friends
:Y~~~~ ~ ~ _. c- see each other from other communities and
.P ? .1 children have lots to entertain them. Santa
always visits and, thanks to Baker's Bay,
brings gifts for all the children.
i The Festival is held on the grounds of the
future BAIC Farmers' Market in Marsh Har-
bour, a large area that can accommodate the
lj crowds. This year a new feature was the ar-
' rival of a parade bringing Santa in a sleigh.
The afternoon hours see many families
from the mainland and the cays while the
nighttime crowds, although much bigger,
,, are from the mainland communities. It is
estimated that several thousand people at-
tend throughout the day.
This event began as a local initiative or-
ganized by a Festival Committee. It is now
assisted by Tourism and receives some fund-
ing from central government. It is anticipated
that the location will soon be developed into
Santa arrived at the Christmas Festival in IMarsh Harbour riding in a sleigh, to the delight of scores of children. He was a accompa- a farmers' market and craft exposition area.
nied by children helping him by dtl.\rnrbounrg candy to the bystanders. This annual event is eagerly anticipated and Santa has been able The Prime Minister has attended this
to visit the IMarsh Harbour event each year. The all-day event draws thousands ~fivom all sections of Abaco to enjoy the programing, event for several years and is encouraging
a wide variety of games, food, gifts, toys, crafts and jewelry. Later in the day bands entertain and a Junkanoo rush completes thel all islands to develop similar holiday festi-
day's activities. vals to bring people together.

AIDS Week is highlighted

with human ribbon

3rd Annual North Abaco

Christmas Celebration
December 13* 6 pm 11 pm Treasure Cay School
Santa Glfts Bands Junkanoo Games Food

Friendship Tabernacle

dedicates new building

Friendship Tabernacle Church has moved to a large new building south of Forest
Drive in Dundas Town. The dedication of the building was held on December 4 with
a cinwd to witness the ceremony and to tour the new facility. Shann1 is IModerator
Kenneth Knowles leading the congregation in the Act of Commitment. Senior Pastor
Silbert IMills and his wife are in the fr-ont row I1le~ Prime IMinister Hubert Ingraham
is at the far right. The new church features the latest in electronic equipment including
a COm7puter lab for school students. See story on page 24.




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by having students fonn a ribbon in the school yard at St. Francis de Sales School in
IMarsh Harbour. They were joined by students fivom Agape Christian School, Crossing
Rocks Primary and J.A. Pinder Primary in Sandy Point. See story on page 30.

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Festival booths offer

and food
one could not only buy authentically-past-
ed Christmas tree items made by the stu-
dents but could also learn the art of Junk-
anoo pasting. Another participating school
was Every Child Counts which had some
unique Christmas cards constructed from
handmade paper, refrigerator magnets, gift
bags and cutting boards all made by the
students. On sale were Candles of Hope
supplied by Furniture Plus, all proceeds
from the sale of which were to go to the
Jewelry always seems to be a popular
item, and there were several jewelry stalls
as well as a clothing stall selling the popu-
lar new "popcorn" shirts.
Plant lovers enjoyed the two garden
Please see Booths Page 29

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December 15, 2010

ered gifts
fruit daiquiris. This year Friends of the En-
vironment placed Recycle Bins around the
fairground for aluminum cans and bottles
which were a pleasing sight to fair goers
who are avid recyclers.
Stalls offering authentic Bahamian crafts
included Andy Albury's half-boat models,
shell and coconut crafts, wood turning,
straw craft, Christmas tree decorations and
gift items. The 'O'Cuture' stall was a new
addition this year offering a large selection
of attractive infant and kid's clothing all
made from out of the very colorful Bahama
batik fabrics. Also featuring Bahama batik
fabrics were some gift items on the Island
Gifts stall which had some interesting and
educational locally-designed colouring
books on Abaco and The Bahamas.
At Wesley College's Junkanoo Shack

By Jennifer Hudson
"Ho, ho, ho," sang out Santa welcom-
ing all to the seventh annual Christmas
Festival held at the Farmers' Market site
on December 4. Children were very happy
to respond to his call as he had a gift for
every child, courtesy of the kind folks at
Baker's Bay Golf and Ocean Club.
There were plenty of other activities to
keep the kids happy such as 'burst the bal-
loon,' hoopla, bouncy castle, grab bag, lol-
lipop pull and video games; the last three
of which were organized by the student
members of the Interact Club of St. Fran-
cis de Sales School. Several stalls, includ-
ing the ever popular Flashers, sold toys
for kids. Since kids of all ages love cotton
candy, toffee apples and ice cream, they
were all in good supply.

The Festival certainly appeared to be
larger this year both in the number of art
and craft stalls and food stalls. The food
stalls on the northern side of the area were
separated from the art and craft stalls on the
southern side by large seating areas which
were well appreciated by fair goers who
enjoyed sitting to consume their food items
or just resting their weary legs and social-
izing. No visit to the Festival is complete
without sampling the many tasty Bahamian
dishes. The many food vendors were kept
busy keeping appetites satisfied with their
many dishes from the traditional appetizers
such as conch salad and conch fritters to
the more substantial full dinners. Anyone
wishing something more exotic than a soda
to go along with the food had the opportu-
nity to purchase one of a variety of tasty

One very popular booth was Flashers, Abaco native Charles Bodie 's booth that sells all
kinds of bashing, lit-up toys. This year his popular item was plastic guns that produced
bubbles. Every child wanted one of them. New this year also was a bubble making ma-
chine that was very impressive.

The Junior Achievers sponsored by BEC had a booth at the Christmas Festival to sell
snack food and baked goods. They are shown here with their advisor, Eva Bain, (with
glasses). The girls were very happy with their sales and enjoyed preparing for the day
and selling their food.

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9 acre sea to sea property comprising 3
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2 bed/2 bath~ unique villa close to the
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$249,900 Ref#7196

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$210,000 Ref#6582

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Sanld Banlks Creek 1.2 acres. 64' of rocky shoreline. $75,000
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LittleAbaco Waterfront lot 0.711 acres with power. $39,500

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Schooner Bay Harbour Coprpice waterfront lot. 5175,000
Dundas Town 9,000 sq.ft. lot on Christie Street. 540,000
Murphy Town Residential lots. Financing available. From 545,000
Cherokee Sound 34,922 sq.ft. lot on "The Hill". $275,000
Manl-O-War Cay 6,300 sql.ft. lot close to beach. $110,000

Guana Sea Side Village 3,080 sq.ft. Beach access steps away, $55,000
Bahama Cor~al Island 10,000 sq.ft, slightly elevated. 518,000
Bahalma Palm Shores Residential lots available. From $30,000
Yellowwood Hilltop lots w/views of Cherokee Creeks. From $8 8,500

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Christmas Festival grows in popularity

Fifty-one thousand Bahamanians, 17 pe rent of the
population, are between the ages of 15 and 24


December 15, 2010

The Abaconian Section A Page 5

By Canishka Alexander
Entertainment was one of the many re-
curring themes at this year's 7th Annual
Abaco Christmas Festival. A little after 11
a.m. the deejay began playing music, and
the on-stage musical performances ran in
rapid succession one after the other. Inter-
estingly, this year's line-up consisted of
only males for the beginning portion of the
festivities. The music showcased the talent
of Abaco musicians.
Every year Baker's Bay Golf and Ocean
Club has been consistent in giving back to
the community by distributing hundreds

of gifts to children who attend the event.
Smiles were glued to the faces of children
who paraded around the grounds with their
Christmas gifts. The arrival of the gener-
ously decorated Christmas float parade
occurred shortly before the opening cer-
emony was launched.
Food booths were neatly lined up on
the northern side of the festival grounds
whereas vendors set up their handmade
crafts, games, toys and a selection of
products for sale on the opposite side.
For the first time, the Rotary Club of
Abaco offered Bingo, which seemed to
be popular among the
crowd. The bounc-
ing castle took up its
rightful place attract-
ing a long line of en-
ergized children just
off from the Flashers
booth where virtually
every toy imaginable
was adorned with
flashing lights.
During her wel-
come, Wynsome Fer-
guson, manager of the
Abaco Tourist Office,
said that as she looked
around the site she
could see the excite-
ment on their faces.
Despite the downturn
in the economy, she
said the festival was
~Ia high-quality event
for everyone's enjoy-
;e attention to the medtheinra
!e Festival. He is
Tourism, the Ministry

of Youth, Sports and Culture, and the
Festival Committee for their dedication
and hard work.
Edison Key, MP for South Abaco, ob-
served that the Christmas Festival was
expanding and growing in popularity. He
was proud of the event and was happy that
he is the representative of such wonderful
people as he reflected on his recent heart
procedure .
Angel's Academy students sang two
songs in Spanish before the Hon. Charles
T. Maynard, Minister of Youth, Sports
and Culture, came forward. He called the
Festival an event that government is want-
ing to replicate throughout The Bahamas
as a national program. However, he was
very impressed with what he saw. "You're
the first and still the best," Min. Maynard
said matter-of-factly.
The Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Hu-
bert Ingraham, kept his remarks brief as
he talked about his pleasure in celebrating
with fellow Abaconians. "Enjoy your-
selves, spend some money with these hard
working people who have crafted these
various items. Do well. See you next year.
Happy Christmas!"
Following the opening ceremony, more
artists were invited to the stage to entertain
the audience. Bands, soloists and youth
acting out skits preceded the oversized
cartoon characters that soon dominated the
stage as part of the performance by Char-
acter for Kids.

2Much to the surprise of the Festival goers,
the Barefoot Bandit showed up, enjoying
himself and dancing on the stage 1 /We the
Prison Guard Pop Band was playing. This
called for instant action by the police who
soon grabbed him and escorted him away.
He is seen here being taken from the stage,
hanging on to his Kalik.


Santa was very accommodating and paid close
conversations he had with the children at th
shown here with several of them.


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To all of our Wonderful Customers!

Furniture Plus and The Plus Group of Companies would like to extend
our warm wishes to you and your loved ones.
Thank you for your business throughout the past year.

Our stores will be open during normal business hours for most
of the holiday season except as noted below to give our employees
time to spend with their loved ones and friends.

We hope the New Year will bring you joy, peace and prosperity,
and we look forward to serving you in 2011.


Christmas Day Saturday December 25th, 2010
Boxing Day Monday December 27th, 2010
New Year's Day Monday January 3rd, 2011

Friday December 24th, 2010
Friday December 31st, 2010
Saturday January 1 st, 201'1

Festival includes lighting the Christmas tree

These are some of the young people who model at the fashion show that was part of the

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December 15, 2010

By IMirella Santillo
The 7th amlual Christmas Festival held
on December 4 was very well attended this
year, gathering a large crowd who enjoyed
the many spectacles offered. There was en-
tertainments for all ages and entertainers of
all ages as could be witnessed during the
afternoon activities which this year catered
mostly to children.
The Wesley College Marching Band
put on a show after the Opening Ceremo-
ny with nine present and former students
performing. They were followed by Estin
Sawyer, who as usual put the spectators in
a dancing mood with rock and Gospel mu-
sic. He was followed by Telamia Newbold
inviting the kids present (and they were
many) to watch the Characters for Kids.
Soon a crowd of children and parents gath-

ered around the podium as Dora, Spider
Man and Sponge Bob made their entry on
stage, hailed by welcoming cheers. High
school students were actually impersonat-
ing the characters and for a good half an
hour, they sang Christmas songs, danced
and entertained the children. Their group
managers, Lyn Dames and Josefina Curry,
said that for personal reasons, they wanted
to keep anonymity, but they put on a great
Another kind of show also attracted a
steady crowd of children and grownups: a
"bubble show" offered by the well known
owner of Flashers, Charles Bodie, who
this time had brought a "bubble machine"
which was blowing a constant output of
bubbles attracting the attention of the chil-
dren who soon directed their parents to the

hama, attends approximately 50 festivals
per year, traveling to many islands of The
Bahamas .
By six o'clock dusk had fallen, and it
was time for another well awaited ritual,
the lighting of the Christmas tree. Again
the children were invited to gather around
the tree as Wynsome Ferguson, Tourism's
office manager and Abaco, helped by the
younger crowd, performed the count down
to turn on the switch and the lights came on
in the midst of the children's cheers.

"bubble guns" on sale at Flashers. For $8
a battery-operated gun kept the kids busy
and out of troubles for hours as they shot
bubbles at each others and at passers-by.
Mr. Bodie has been a visitor to Abaco
on many occasions, in fact, as many times
as there is a political rally, an Indepen-
dence celebration, a Christmas Festival or
any other kind of public gathering. Every
time he visits, he brings a new gadgets
that delight the children and that for a few
dollars, the parents camlot refuse to buy.
Mr. Bodie, now a resident of Grand Ba-

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The Abaconian

Section A Page 7

th Abaco

Whithigh la awi~ayis a special time of year in
AbcO where~,Mrer we gather with family and
id~endis to celebrate, in churches, in our
homes and in other places where we work
and play. I am always pleased by the
generosity of spirit of Abaconians throughout
the year and take special pride in the fact that
Abaco's kind-hearted people strive to be
even more giving at Christmas time.

The Bahamas is beginnings to see a turn
around in an economy that was badly
bruised by the global financial crisis over the
past two years. Many families in Abaco and
elsewhere around our country suffered the
loss of employment or reduction in levels of
income as a result. Still this has not
dampened preparations for the Season nor
reduced the spirit of giving and sharing
among our people. I believe this is especially
pra iseworthy.

I wish to also use this occasion to
acknowledge and thank the many
individuals and businesses who respond
positively throughout the year to those in

I thantaat thosen~i;e:in gSovernment service, in

esttesit to tol tdtoir

deal with existing unsanitary conditions;
restore a derelict property; improve the
site conditions and expand the foreign in-
vestment and opportunities for a number of
Bahamians. It meets the requirements of an
Environmental Management Plan, follow-
ing a thorough Environmental Impact As-
sessment. The project's proposed marina is
designed to enhance the nursery habitat and
mitigate its overall impact by properly treat-
ing and disposing of solid waste as well as
having a pump-out station for boats.
The Island of Abaco has vibrant and
effective Local Councils. They will all
continue to be respected. However, when
citizens are aggrieved and appeal to The
Government, it is important that the rights
of others are also heard and respected.
Earl D. Deveaux

Please see Letters Pa e 28

Photo credit: Tuppy Weatherford for parrot & lighthouse on page I
Reporters/Writers: Canishka Alexander, Samantha Evans, Jennifer Hudson, Timothy Roberts,
Mirella Santillo
Contributors: Lee Pinder

Page 8 Section A

this process has caused a level of discom-
fort to developers and to local authorities.
The final approval is often at the discre-
tion of a local town planning board. Before
reaching a local town planing board, appli-
cations have been reviewed and approved
by several agencies.
*The Ministry of Works examines the
structural aspects, such as enough steel,
proper cement reinforcement, lighting,
ventilation and other structural and site is-
sues. A good plan will get their approval.
*Public Health examines sanitation,
septic tank or sewage disposal, restrooms,
food handling and related health issues.
*Recommendations from the Bahamas
Environmental, Scientific and Technology
Commission, BEST, may be required.
For the most part, none of these govern-
ment bodies looks into the impact a devel-
opment will have on a local community,
socially or economically, or the availabili-
ty of labour or whether the local population
would be receptive to the project. These fi-
nal considerations typically come under the
review of the local town planning board.
From our vantage point we see three
typical reactions at the local level to these
applications. Often the board members
look at all of the earlier approvals, throw
up their hands and give the final approval
smnce it appears to be a done deal. Devel-
opments proposed for districts of lesser
economic activity are often welcomed
with open arms, without overly examining
broader issues. The final reaction to appli-
cations with the required prior approvals is
indignation that the development is mostly
approved without any consultation locally
as to appropriateness to the host commu-

When applications meet with local resis-
tance, the developer is irate that with all of
these prior official approvals, a bunch of
locals refuses to cooperate and give their
final approval. At this point the developer
may elect to revise the project to accom-
modate the community or may stand firm
and appeal the decision.
It is at this stage that central government
may step in to see what the problem is and
how to resolve the issues. Central govern-
ment will usually take a broad view of the
situation beyond the community's borders.
Overall employment opportunities beyond
local capabilities would be reviewed as
well as long term revenue potential to the
area and the Treasury.
Elbow Cay has turned down one pro-
posal by a Bahamian company for a small
development on Joe's Cay. Being a Ba-
hamian, the developer does not need ap-
proval by the National Economic Council.
On appeal, central government approved
the project but on a smaller scale. Con-
sequently, the developer is taking his case
to the Supreme Court for a final decision.
The Hope Town Council has voiced its
displeasure with the process whereby a de-
veloper gets Nassau's approval-in-princi-
ple first, then uses that apparent high-level
approval to either bully his way through the
subsequent approval process or attempts to
use that approval as his final authority and
begins construction. The few who take this
last route eventually apologize and submit
to the system, possibly with modifications
being imposed.
The Hope Town Council feels that large

developments should be presented locally
at an early stage of the approval process
for local input and recommendations.
It is interesting that Hope Town's chal-
lenge to Nassau's authority has a historical
precedent. When the lighthouse was built
in 1862, the residents objected to the point
of sabotaging construction as it would
threaten their lucrative ship wrecking and
salvage operations. Nassau prevailed and
the light was turned on. Times change and
today the residents will oppose any effort
to alter their red and white monument.
Even with the current economic situa-
tion, Hope Town's tourism appeal remains
strong. Two small resorts are currently un-
derway, Firefly and Hope Town Inn and
Marina. Two more are pending approvals,
the Elbow Cay Club and Joe's Cay. These
reflect the confidence investors have in
Hope Town's economic recovery.
Hope Town's dilemma with too much
progress is not a unique situation. A large
dredging and earth-moving project by Or-
chid Bay on Guana Cay is seeking gov-
ernment's approval-in-principle. On the
northern end of Guana Cay is Baker's Bay
Golf and Ocean Club making steady prog-
ress. Perhaps it have slowed down a bit but
it still moving forward.
Although central government has the
last word on developments that affect our
progress, it is our appeal that brings the
investors. Central and local government
must learn to work together and cooper-
ate much better than they have in the past.
Progress can not be stopped but with fore-
sight it can be moderated, mitigated and

?Y~~s ~

Observing our 14-year evolution of lo-
cal government has been an interesting ex-
ercise. The process is in its infancy when
compared to the 200 or more years it has
been in place in the United States, Canada,
Jamaica and other countries. In those coun-
tries our major islands might be labeled as
states, provinces or parishes.
Our administrators are vaguely akin to
a governor in another country while our
chief councillors would equate to a mayor
-of sorts. In general terms, all major de-
cisions are made in Nassau. Our adminis-
trators are government's local agent to see
that laws and policies are followed. They
have neither the power to make communi-
ty-wide decisions nor do they have control
over any local group authorized to make
local decisions. The administrators sit with
our local councils and town committees to
see that budgets are adhered to, decisions
are within the allowed scope and to offer
occasional suggestions and advice.
In contrast, the Local Government Act
gives day-by-day limited authority to local
communities. Their limited budgets sup-
port minor decisions affecting their towns'
maintenance and upkeep. Councils and
town committees are occasionally remind-
ed that local government is an extension of
central government and not an independent
body. Nassau has the last word.
Local opinion or input by local govern-
ment on major developments is often re-
quested by Nassau authorities for major
development decisions. Non-Bahamians
must first get approval-in-principle by
the National Economic Council for major
projects and investments. This Council is
a cabinet level committee headed by the
Prime Minister which reviews the project
and the persons responsible for feasibility'
financial ability, character references and
other factors.
Developers receiving approval-in-prin-
ciple often take this to mean they are clear
to proceed, which is not the case. On re-
ceiving this initial approval, the develop-
ers must get a myriad of other approvals
including the final approval of a District
II Town Planning Board or a District III
Council as appropriate. The sequence of

Res -e to Elboas

Cay Club decision
Editor, The Abaconian
Dear Sir:
I would appreciate if you would publish
this letter in response to one written by Da-
vid Gale.
The Government of the Bahamas is one
Government. It is not comprised of doz-
ens of governments across the islands.
While the government respects and con-
scientiously solicits the opinion of Local
Governments, to which it has delegated
significant authority, the Government must
always act in what it considers the best
interest of The Bahamas, taking into ac-
count the expressed views and needs of all
citizens .
In the case of Elbow Cay in particular,
the government had accommodated several
requests from the Council to give advice on
the proposed development. Officials from

The Ministry of the Environment travelled
to Hope Town and met with the District
Council, reviewed the project and the condi-
tions at the site. Specific recommendations
to deal with density, impact, mitigation and
management were provided to The Council
to address environmental issues at the site,
including existing conditions.
The Government responded to the re-
quest of the developer for reconsideration.
The developer had addressed the expressed
concerns of the community of Hope Town.
Having heard all sides looked at the issues
and having regard to the best interest of
the Bahamas, the Government approved
the project. The Government honoured
the views of the Local Council but was not
bound to rubber stamp its decision. After
all, to whom should aggrieved persons liv-
ing under the jurisdiction of Local Govern-
ments appeal?
The project as proposed and approved is
consistent with the principles of the Plan-
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December 15, 2010

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Section A Page 9

By Samantha V. Evans
It was a cold evening on December 4th
but hundreds of people were in attendance
to enjoy the evening segment of the Abaco
Christmas Festival. A Fashion Show led
by Phillippa Farrington took place. Thir-
teen models took part in the Fashion Show,
modeling clothing that was dressy, casual
and Christmas dresses. The items of cloth-
ing were fresh and truly complimented
any body type. The models were confident
and professional as they strutted their stuff
across the festively decorated stage. The
clothing was donated by Temporio, Island
Gal Boutique and Petera's Fashion. The
accessories were from the models' per-
sonal collection.
Later, the New Entry Band took the
stage and as always they were most enter-
taining. They performed Bahamian songs,
Christmas songs and some of their own

personal songs that locals have come to
know. They even sang a few songs in hon-
or of the King of Pop, Michael Jackson,
The Prison Officers Pop Band were on
Abaco for their first time and performed
later in the evening. As a part of their debut
performance, they performed their rendi-
tion of Bahamian oldies but goodies includ-
ing Uncle Lu, Touch that t'ing, Wheel and
Turn, Blue Hill Water, and Green Grass of
Home. Their performance was great and
the dancing helped to warm up many of the
attendees who found the cold weather to be
too much to bear.
The show stopper of the night was the
Spring City Rockers Junkanoo group, who
were adorned in their Christmas colors and
Santa hats as they gave us a taste of what
the Christmas season is all about in the Ba-
hamas Junkanoo.

Despite the cold temperatures, the entertainment during the evening of the Festival
warmed up the crowd who loved the fashion show, the bands and skits.

The Christmas Festival held in IMarsh Harbour on December 4 was well attended. The
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Island Roots Heritage Festival scheduled
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G TC wins second place in
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While we were celebrating Guy Fawkes
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team was participating in the Bahamas
Softball Round Robin Championship
Games in Freeport. The Green Turtle Club
Turtles won the Abaco Championship for
the second year and traveled to Freeport to
compete with teams from around The Ba-
hamas. In Freeport, the Turtles won most
of their games, but lost to Eleuthera to
finish in second place. They were pleased

Please see Cays Page 77

The students of Amy Roberts Primary School display their torch-light boxes during a pa-
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December 15, 2010

Green Turtle Cay
By A belle Cro s
After a summer that was sp iled by con-
stant power failures, the quiet, cooler days
of fall were a welcome change. School
kept students busy and businesses closed
for renovations in preparation for the holi-
day season.
Halloween is observed
Halloween is the first fall event to wake
Green Turtle Cay from hibernation. Mov-
ie monsters and scary characters haunted
Amy Roberts Primary on October 29 for
its annual Haunted House fund raiser.
Those brave enough to enter came face
to face with famous horror movie charac-

ters. Others took a chance on a "hay-ride"
down dark roads for a scary encounter with
Halloween goblins. The PTA sold lasagna
dinners, conch chowder, hot dogs and des-
serts to raise funds to benefit the students.
The PTA, the decorating committee and
the Halloween characters are to be com-
mended for organizing this successful, en-
joyable event. Halloween was celebrated
on Saturday, October 30th on Green Turtle
Cay. Goblins, princesses, super heroes,
witches and monsters roamed the streets
in search of treats. Halloween is not just
for kids, so grown ups celebrated at Green
Turtle Club's annual costume party.

Guy Fawkes raises funds
The Island Roots Heritage Festi-
val committee held its 8th Annual Guy
Fawkes fund raiser on November 6th,
Cool, windy weather made Settlement
Point uncomfortable, so the event was
moved to the basketball court.
"Guys" of all shapes and sizes were
lined up for the judges and "Dancing with
the Guys," Many "Guys" fall apart during
the dance, but this year one "guy" came
to life, surprising many who did not real-
ize that he was real as he sat in line! After
the presentation of prizes, "Live Guy"
was pardoned, but the other "guys" were
carried to the bonfire. The committee sold
burgers, conch fritters and chowder and
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with their performance, moving from a 3rd
place finish in 2009 to their 2nd place in
2010. If this is a pattern, then 2011 will be
the year for a National Championship title!
Congratulations Turtles!
G TC celebrates
The 2010 holiday season got off to a
grand start during the Thanksgiving week-
end. Thanksgiving is not a holiday in
The Bahamas, but many people observe
Thanksgiving and even prepare Thanksgiv-
ing dinner. The Green Turtle Cay Festival
of Lights committee worked hard hanging
lihtsfoand deco atingothe twn in prpa t
began on Thanksgiving evening.
The weather was perfect for an outdoor
Thanksgiving dinner at Settlement Point.

cent Junior, on July 14th. Delivery day was
October 11th for Roger and Suhe Bethell.
Their daughter Sasha was born in Florida.
Lisa and Michael Farrington's first child,
Carter Michael, surprised his parents with
his early arrival on October 12th in Nas-
sau. Mothers and babies are all doing well,
back home and into the new baby routine.
Christmas 2010 will be very special for
these families, especially first time grand-
parents David and Kathy Bethell, Chris
and Julie Farrington and Freddie and Trina
Sawyer .
Happy Holidays to all and best wishes
for a healthy, happy New Year.

Hope Town
Lodge holds 11th Art
and Crafts Show
By Christine IMcCully
During the annual shopping rush before
Christmas the Hope Town Harbour Lodge
was the place to be on November 26th. A
picture postcard day and friendly atmo-
sphere set the mood as many artists showed
their creative talents. Over 25 artists exhib-
ited in hopes of selling holiday gifts. The
diverse group of artists that gathered was
amazing, all friendly and supportive. As
guests walked into the courtyard, leather
works by Kaitland Bahama Zimmer's table
greeted them. Her neighbor was the young-
est exhibitor, Charlie Cash, who showed
off her handmade finger puppets. "I was
inspired by a book called Elmo's Christ-
nmas," remarked Charlie with a big smile.
Kent LeBoutillier or "CocoMotion"
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December 15, 2010

The Abaconian Section A Page 11

The students of Amy Roberts Primary and
a home-school group paraded around town
with their handmade torch lights. Senior
citizens remember the torch light parades
from many years ago and it is important to
revive and continue these traditions. The
students were assisted by teachers, parents
and volunteers to make the beautiful box
lights for the parade. Prizes were awarded
at grade levels and all the children re-
ceived a bag of treats. A short stage pro-
gram followed the parade.
On Friday evening the celebration con-
tinued with a Jingle Bell Trot Parade by
the New Plymouth Gospel Chapel Awana
Club. The children and the Awana leaders
sang carols as they paraded around town
we ring hingal bells aercourd tedh fnecca

lined up at Settlement Point to enter the
second annual golf cart parade. The Green
Turtle Cay Volunteer Fire Department's
Fire Truck led the parade around town and
prizes were awarded
for the best decorated
cart. The evening end-
ed with a spectacular
fireworks display that
lit up the night sky and
echoed in the distance.
On Saturday the
Festival of Lights com-
mittee held an all day
fair serving cotton can-
dy, popcorn, sweets,

stake miner Teh c Id
created this Tun- neodabaus
Patti IMulligan of hoopla, while adults

played Bingo to win great prizes. The
weekend of events ended with a "beauty
contest" revealing the feminine side of the
four brave participants! The committee's
holiday events will end on December 11th
with a boat parade.
The Christmas symbol lights on the util-
ity poles, decorated homes and yards and
the beautiful, brilliant tunnel of lights on
the hill has Green Turtle Cay looking a
lot like Christmas. The annual Christmas
Tree Lighting at Quincentennial Park will
be held on December 10th. Church and
Sunday School Christmas Programs will
also be held during the weeks leading up
to Christmas.
GTC has two
Cacique finaliSts
The Island Roots Heritage Festival Com-
mittee and Molly McIntosh were nominat-
ed for Mimistry of Tourism's prestigious
Cacique Awards and have been selected as
finalists. The winners will be announced at
the 14th Cacique Awards on January 28,
2011. The Island Roots Heritage Festival
Committee was nominated for its contribu-
tion to Tourism in the Sports, Leisure and
Events category and Molly McIntosh for
her contribution as Sales Executive at the
Green Turtle Yacht Club. Good luck to the
New GTC residentS
make their appearance
Congratulations to the proud parents
who welcomed new babies over the past
few months. Rand and Denise Parker's
first son Daran Denaro was born in Free-
port on July 13th. Vincent and Reneka
Cooper welcomed their second child, Vin-

The committee planning the Festival of Lights
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had a great driftwood mobile display with
natural frames. Every Child Counts had
handmade paper journals, stamped gift
bags, with teacher and mentor Amanda
Pennel displaying her native bean and
shell wares. Unique recycled wine bottle
glasses and candles were Rachael Aberle's
Light Works company utilitarian wares.
Olivia Patterson displayed her fluid silver-
wrapped beach glass pendants and earrings
as treasures from the beach captured and
tied. Her coconut earrings are amazing and

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ed work. Elizabeth Key described her me-
dium as wool on plastic canvas in thread-
ing Christmas ornaments, sewing baskets,
tissue holders and drink coasters. Children
admired her gingerbread ornaments. Her-
man Schadt, Kim Rody and Bridgette
Bowyer had an array of new fine art giclee
prints as well as originals. Andy Albury
showed his wood working wares next to
veteran straw artist, Virginia Williams
with hand-woven bowls. Photographer
Alexander captured incredible Bahamian
sloop racing that is his passion.
The artists were excited to be a part

Please see Cays Page 73

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December 15, 2010

Bill Fuller and Stephen Knowles are
fine wood-workers who had fine art pieces
ranging from high-end, turned bowls and
fish billy clubs made from madeira and
other local woods. Inside the dining area
of the Lodge was Clark Constant, whimsi-
cally stroking the canvas with his acrylic
colors to create yet another painting. Mary
Balzac displayed watercolors of a sea-
horse, landscapes and was delighted to talk
about her work.
Christine McCully showed some real-
istic colored pencil drawings of basic still
life's featuring shells as well as coconuts on

the tree. Atilla Feszt exhibited his unique
rhythmic textile prints on shirts, canvas
bags and wood featuring patterns of shells
and curly tail lizards on leaves. Friends
of Abaco Animals had vegan cup cakes
and a cake alongside Karen Macintosh's
Abaco Ceramics. Monica Cooke brought
many desserts to smack your lips on. Her
package design definitely expressed her
sense of humor and experience in cooking.
Catherine Ketay debuted with her amazing
shell frame mirrors and acrylic paintings
of ladies dancing in the breeze. Crissy's
Crafty Corner had beaded pens, necklaces
and holiday cards.
Vonda Bethel, Anne Schadt, and Mandy
Sands displayed their seamstress and quilt-

Charlie Cash was the youngest artist to
display her work at the Art Show hosted by ~ I
the Hope Town Harbour Lodge. Her work The Hope Town lighthouse is lit for the
was finger puppets. holidays and makes a spectular sight.

The Hope Town Harbour Rats once again decorated the famous candy-striped lighthos
for the Christmas season. Twenty-seven long strings of lights were used. The work crew
was led by IMark and Kim Kopp (and their faithful "Schooner") and funded by the Hope
Town Association. Assisting were Ann and Paul Gooding, Louanne Brennan and Rick
Judge, Betsy and Doug IMoody and Carol and Dave Pahl.

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of such a great gathering, and the crowd
raised their glasses with a taste of Bristol
Cellars wine selections. Traditional cheese
and fruit nibbles were provided to accom-
pany the wine.
Film Festival
By Christine IMcCully
The Hope Town Harbour Lodge in part-
nership with Friends of the Environment
presented the first Wild and Scenic Envi-
ronmental Film Festival of The Bahamas.
About 100 people attended the viewing of
eight short clips about wildlife, green ac-
tivists and sustainable living from various
areas around the world.
This Film Festival came about through

the efforts of Olivia Patterson and Kristin
Williams, both with Friends, and Nancy
Albury with the Antiquities and Monu-
ments and Museums Corporation. All the
films were extremely green, attracting
viewers of all ages.
Robbie Bethel was commended for all
his website work and Candace Key for her
educational efforts.
Loggerhead Productions' Matt McCoy
announced that his company will be work-
ing along with Friends of the Environment
in developing a contest to encourage high
school students who are interested in film-
ing wildlife and sustainable living. He will
assist the students in applying to enter the
Bahamas International Film Festival. All
in all, the event was a fantastic night.
Please see Cays Page 27

And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary,
his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him.
(Matthew2:11a KJV)

Bahamians generally, and Abaconians in particular, have been categorized as persevering and resilient during austere economic times, and it is this
singu ar immutable fact that engenders the admiration and respect of so many the world over.

I am, therefore, deeply honored to represent you, the wonderful people of the South Abaco Constituency. and thank you for the opportunity afforded
me to serve as your representative in the Honorable House of Assembly.

I wish at this time, to also express my thanks and appreciation and that of my family for your sincere good wishes and prayers offered during my
recent medical procedure. I am pleased to inform you that your representative has been restored to optimum health, and am just as determined to
serve you with the same fervor and loyalty as I have done in the past, with God's help.

As we loak to the coming New Year. let us do so with bold confidence, born of an unshakable faith in the hne who reigns supreme.

My wife, Katie, and our family, Join me in wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a New Year filled with peace, joy and prosperity.

December 15, 2010

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As this year 2010 comes to a

close, there will be sighs of relief from many, while others will pause to reflect on the myriad cha lenges faced, either
directly or indirectly as a consequence of circumstances beyond their control.

Central Abaco News

Open House at Wood took advantage of the sale. and platters of fruits and cheese tempted December 3 in the conference room of the
Platters of fruits and cheese welcomed the shoppers as they browsed through the Christian Counseling Centre. It was enti-
You and Palm Cottage the shoppers. various areas of the shop. tled Beating the Christmas Blues and gave
By IMirella Santillo The adjacent shop, Palm Cottage, Overall, both owners were pleased with many helpful guidelines for preventing the
In Marsh Harbour the end of the year is owned by Shana Albury, had a 15 percent the business they generated that day and doldrums which so often consume people
characterized by Open House events held to 35 percent discount on selected items. with the decision they made of having a at this holiday time. "Christmas is a time
in December promoting their businesses The shop specializes in gift and decoration day-time Open House. for memories good, sad, regret, joy,
for Christmas. These Open House events items and vintage furniture, the perfect Beating the disappointment and maybe others. Even
are to attract their customers and thank place to find an unusual Christmas present. though it is traditionally a happy time, we
them with discounts and refreshments. Mrs. Albury said that the shop experienced Christmas Bl ues are left knocking at our heart's door. Ev-
On December 3rd one of the first busi- a nice rush during the first hour of opening By Jennifer Hudson
nesses to hold its Open House were Wood and a steady trickle of customers through- Dr. David Allen, renowned psychia- Please see Central Page 75
You furniture shop and Palm Cottage. It out the day. trist, presented a very timely seminar on
was the first time in four years that Wood There, too, dishes of chocolate candies
You Open House took i
place during the day, r
so there was no big *-t *,
rush. The shop was
frequented all day on r "
a steady basis from
opening to closing.;-.
There was a lot of
choice as new items
had just been unload-
ed, from entertain- "
ment centers to dining
room tables and chairs,
bookcases and bed- a
room sets that filled r 4F~~f
the large display room..
Most items were unfin- :-. A cheque was presented to the Abaco Cancer Society on November 28 during the Sunday
ished, but the shopper L ~ ,~morning service at St. John the Baptist Anglican Church in IMarsh Harbour. This was
who wanted furniture a special Commitment Service, marking the first Sunday in Advent and was attended
ready to go could find LIby Anglicans from churches all over Abaco. The money was raised during a Fun Run
bedroom sets, rocking -BBC~~I~~~~ Walk on October 23 which was organized by the Anglican Church Women's Group of
chairs and other pieces a "1IIICLSthe church and held in honour of IMonica Adderley, a member of that church who is a
already finished. The Customers were pleased with the merchandise at Wood You cancer survivor. Receiving the cheque, which was presented by Ruth Flowers on behalf
owner, Bill Albury, of- and Palm Cottage and the special sales offered at their Open of the St. John the Baptist Anglican Church Women's Group, was Veronica Saunders,
fered a 10 percent store- House on December 3. Wood You offers solid wood fumiture President of the Abaco Cancer Society who thanked the women for their donation in an
wide discount that day, I inle~ Palm Cottage has a wide variety of accessories for the emotional response. Slow 01 are Ruth Flowers, Fr. Willish Johnson, IMonica Adderely,
so many of the people home. Veronica Saunders and Telanna Newbold.

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Central From Page 74
ery heart knows its own joy but every heart
knows its pain, he began.
Dr. Allen then cited seven situations
which can cause feelings of sadness at
Christmas and suggested ways in which to
deal with them.
*Loss of loved ones, maybe a family
member or a friend. "Christmas is a pow-
erful marker and is a very powerful time,"
he stated. He advised that people should
not be afraid to grieve for grieving leads
to love, and it is more painful not to face
reality. He suggested maybe leaving an
empty chair at the table to remember the
lost loved one, telling happy stories about
the d f or rea ing a fvourite poem.
Loss situations. Sme parents grieve
because they cannot do for their kids what
they want. Some are divorced and memo-

Psychiatrist David Allen gave the second of his series of talks at the Christian Counseling
Centre in IMarsh Harbour. This talk was on Beating the Christmas Blues, giving positive
ways of dealing with the various reasons why people seem to have so many problems
during this joyous time of year.

ries of happier times come back to haunt
them. Some have lost jobs and cannot pro-
vide the things they would like for family.
But Dr. Allen provides this sound advice.
"You may not be able to provide the food
or gifts you wanted to for your family but
you can experience the true meaning of
Christmas in being present to each other
with the Eternal Presence, the love that
never lets us go and the face that never
turns away. Most of all in your emptiness
make room for the Christ child."
*Loneliness. Call people and invite
friends but don't strain friendships too
*Traditions. Traditions are extremely
important, especially for children. Keep
the traditions alive. If someone is de-
ceased, still decorate and keep the joy in
Please see Central Page 78

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GILLIAM BAv ESTATE 1.7 acres. Best price
on Green Turtle Cay Beach. Highly desirable
neighbourhood.Existing 2 bed home.USS700,000.
Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty com

Extensive docks& b2 acres in newlydeveloping area
riding rocks.Access roads in place, utilities near.
Deeded access to the Sea ofAbaco. US$55,000.
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TURTLE'S NEST- 2. acreS With 2 bed 2.5 bath 3
storey main home, 2 bed 2 bath cottage, deep
water dockage, pool, high elevations. $2,350,000.

BELLA VITA BEACHFRONT 3 bed 3 bath home
plus 5 extra lots. Snorkreling outside your doot;
short walk to almenities. US$2,250,000.
Jane. Patterson@SothebysRealty~com

WARfD's LANDING Charming 2 sorey apartment
complex two steps from the harbourfront.
Great rental history. US$650,0a00.
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east3 bed cottage with 360 degree views.Proteed
harbour frontage. I 6,959 sq.ft lot. US$725,000.

overlookinlgwesternharbour,2bed ibathlmain house
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protected harbours, deep water: US$5,900,000.

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TURTLE'5 LANDING 2 Bed 2 Bath furnished
cottage on protected harbourfront. Like
New. 100ft dock permit current. $877,500.

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OcRCIo BAY Highest elevation with panoramic
views. Luxury 5 bed 4.5 bathl on 4 acres. Patio &
pool for private sunbathing. US$2,250,000.
Christo pher.Al burly@SothebysRealty.com

GUANA CAY #i4753
PRINCE S TRUST 2bed/2bath private villa with loft,
large wraparound porthes, 150ft ofAdantic frontrage,
beautifully landscaped grounds. US$1,475,000.

SUNSET VIEW 2 bed I batch beachfront
cottage nestled in the trees with large
deck and private boat basin. $575,000.
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BEACHFRONT LoT -2.2 acres sea-to-sea, great
elevation,protected waterfront on the sea ofAbaco.
great snorkeling just off the beach. US$695,000.


AunoRA COrTAGE Well built 1,200
sq.ft. home, 2 bed 2 bath, central
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SC OT LAND CAY # 5 8 6 3
bed/3.5 bath,300 ft on beach.Deeded dock
slip in protected marina. USS I,475,000.
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TILLOO CA Y # 4 3 17
Enjoy picturesque sunsets from this cozy
waterfront cottage. US$339,000.

LoT 10 Stunning view from this large
beachfront lot. Great swimming off t~he beach
Community dock.US$250,000.
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WATERFRONT -OnemoD BAY 5 bed 3 bath
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FLIP FLOPs Owner says sell! Over I LoT4-EnsTVIEW 11,181 5qftwoodedlot4lots
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#4533 DOLPHIN BEACH ESTATES. Lot 68 Hilltop View. $180,000. Bill Albury
#5 12 I Lot. 32/32A 90' of waterfront with a dock.$500,000. Jane Patterson
#5237 PARADISE COVEWaterfront dock plans included.$1 65,000.KIerry Sullivan

#5775 CRAWL BIGl-T 7.3 acres Sea to, Sea with I bed cottage.$2,2 mil. ChrisAlbury
#5120 Lot 26 NEW LISTING -Waterfront22,000 sq.f.t.$395,000. Jane Patterson
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om Bathroom with bunkroon,
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#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 I I,450 sq. ft.$150,000. Bill Albury
#4606 Abaco Ocean Club Lot 152 NEW PRICE dockage. SI 19,900. Laurie Schreiner
#5049 Lot 4 EastView I I,18 I sq.ft with designated docke slip. $165,000. Jane Patterson
#4713 North End Lots 2 & 4- Beachfront. $180,000 each. Laurie Schreiner
#4714 Interior Lots 14,295 sq.ft. $59,500 $62,000 each. Laurie Schreiner

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#1836 Tilloo Beach Subdivision Hillside lots, shared dock From $150,000. Laurie Schreiner
#3738 Tilico Beach Subdivision Lot 1 0 Beachfront lot. NEW PRICE $270,000. Laurie Schreiner
#4558 Tilloo Beach Subdivsion Lot 22 Waterfront. $335,000. Laurie Schreiner
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More Central Abaco News

premise, "Maybe our problem is that we developer of Serenity Point, could be seen phi Lodge, which is obviously not a real
Central From Page 75 are so self absorbed and preoccupied that mingling with his guests as they sampled estate development, but it's business in
Christmas. You may feel there is not much we have no space for God. Once again as glasses of wine and engaged in lighthearted general, and they are getting a lot more
left but hang on the Christmas. of old when there was no space in the inn, conversation about the prime beachfront bookings. It's just a positive feeling on
*Fatigue. Many people become rushed the Christ child, God with us, passes by. property that is being updated to an eco- Abaco," he beamed. "Some things people
and stressed which makes them "cranky." Controlled by a burgeoning consumerism friendly luxury community. may not like and so on, but at the end of
Remebertha youcanot leas evry-and abundance of food we 'run on empty' Gustaf Hernqvist, senior sales and mar- the day there's investment confidence, and
one. Pace yourself, make lists and do not and once again 'we have lost the vision'." keting director for Serenity Point, said the that's what we're really looking for."
leave things until the last minute so there Serenity Point Open House was a good way for them to At the same time he said they are looking
will be no last minute rush. get a feel for what is going on on Abaco, for Abaco to remain in a good atmosphere
*Gifts. Try to give what you know the holds open house particularly after everyone has undergone because that's how it been for a long time
person would really like, not what you By Canishka Alexander such a tough time economically. due to its Out Island feel. While the devel-
want for yourself. The Serenity Point Open House saw Fortunately, Gustaf said he has noticed opers appreciate the growth on the island,
*Alcohol. Be careful at parties. Do not a small gathering of people that included that things have begun to turn around, and Gustaf said they are even more apprecia-
drink to fit in. realtors, contractors and media representa- he is now beginning to see a lot of invest-
Dr. Allen concluded his talk with the tives on November 26. Alexis Nihon, the ment confidence in the real estate market. Pes e eta ae7
"You know we're right now in late No-
Vend rs ose hei sha e teesvemlber, and it's re-
Vend rs ose hei sha e teesally something that's
happened over the last
month month and a ,d
I half. We felt it was
~~ ' I a really great time to u '
take this advantage
and bring people here
to share what it is we
have to offer at Seren-
ity Point."
In general, South._
Abaco is an area that is
really taking off, Gus-
~-~e~ctaf said, as he listed
-the names of Schoo-
ner Bay and Delphi
For ometim th Mash arbur ownComitte hs ben oncrne abut he en-Club Fishing Lod ge Alexis Nihon, left, the developer of Serenity Point in South
dors who sell conch, crabs, fish and produce on Don IMacKay Boulevard in IMarsh Har- awelYo'eok-Abaco, mingled with the people who attended the Open House
bour. Their favorite site was the lot across from Royal Bank that had a large casuarina higd at hchooerfeBheldn atesen the of iceinc Mars Harbsour. Mnr.Nihng andfe thistaf
tree, giving shade to the vendors. Now the owner of the lot has got a crew from BEC to that same enthusiasm. r eigtecniec fivsosicesn n elta
cut the casuarina and Norfolk Island Pine treess shown here. The vendors are anticipat-YurloknatD- the future of South Abaco is very bright. He is speaking with
ing the development of the Farmer's IMarket where they can continue selling their items.VitrPtesn

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Central From Pa e 78

tive that the Abaconians are involved in the
process of ensuring that Abaco maintains
its island style that makes it even more
He and Mr. Nihon appeared to be thor-
oughly enjoying themselves at the event,
and Gustaf admitted that Mr. Nihon always
seems happier whenever he visits Abaco.
"Our Open House is a bit of a reflec-
tion on that positive energy that we sense
is coming out now," he stated. "I get the
same conunents from everyone that things
are really starting to move."

New Businesses

Heavenly Home Caf4
By Samantha V. Evans
On November 8th Carmelle Baptiste
took ownership of Heavenly Home Caf6

ers of the store are Marilyn Sawyer, Audra
Sawyer and Melinda Pinder. The shop is
open Monday to Saturday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
and Sundays 2-6 p.m. The phone number
is 367- 0514.
Miss Global Bahamas
planned Abaco Hair Explosion
By Canishka Alexander
Valdeana Bain, Miss Global Bahamas
for 2010-2011, visited Abaco with models
on November 26 and 27 to prepare for the
first Abaco Hair Explosion. Presented by

Please see Central Page 20


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Progress is being made on the new government administration building under construc-
tion in Dundas Town. It will house many of the central government offices that are now
scattered in rental offices throughout IMarsh Harbour. The complex is expected to be
completed one year fr-om now.

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Beach, Harbour, Village and Island Lots
alfrom $150, 000 to $2,000 000

Harbourside Condos e; Retail Space
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on Forest Drive in the Happenings Plaza
next to Long Bay School. The caf6 spe-
cializes in Bahamian and Haitian food. It
serves breakfast, lunch and dimler that can
be taken out or eaten within. On Monday
through Friday it serves breakfast for stu-
dents with tuna, corn beef or sausage for
$1. 99. The caf6 serves coffee, tea and soft
drinks .
Catering is available for parties includ-
ing the full set up. Special lunch packages
are available for schools where students can
get a healthy meal with a drink for a low
price. Any orders over $20 will be deliv-
ered. The staff makes homemade pastries,
cookies and daiquiris. It also has weekly
specials including Greyo and Legam, too.
It is open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday
to Saturday. The caf6 can be contacted at

Destiny's Delight
By Samantha V. Evans
Destiny's Delight opened its doors on
November 26th, just in time for the Christ-
nmas Open House at Memorial Plaza where
it is located. For opening night it offered
a nice spread of finger food items and
drinks. The shop offers ice cream and nu-
nierous sundaes.
On a daily basis the shop offers hot
fudge brownie sundaes, tornados (bliz-
zard), salads, Panini and special dishes
including souses and soups. It is located
in Suite 107 in Memorial Plaza. The own-



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O n Great Abaco Island, where the land
narrows between the open Atlantic and
the Little Bahama Banks, is a unique place
called Schooner Bay. Ideally located at the
gateway to pristine South Abaco. Schooner
Bay is 28 miles from Marsh H-arbour's

international airport an~d a million miles
from the rat race. It is anl authentic Bahamian
harbour village, a place where quaint shops
line the waterfront, tidy cottages peak through
the lush landscape, and the traditional Out
Island experience is available to a diverse,

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enlightened populate
sustainability, where
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Central From Page 70
Sharman Davis, proprietor of Restorations
Salon and Spa, the hair show was orga-
nized to raise funds for a scholarship fund
to assist four recipients attending the Flaw-
less Institute in Nassau.
Ms. Bain was responsible for choreo-
graphing Ms. Davis' hair show on De-
cember 6 that involved approximately 10
showcases. Each showcase involved nine
models some of whom were plus-sized
models and male models.
As the models rehearsed, Ms. Bain was
relieved by how quickly they had caught
on to what she had taught them. "It was
such a big relief for me because I figured
most of them were going to be shy or who
wasn't shy would be on their own little one
accord," she confided. "Everyone is pick-
ing up so quickly. I'm so happy and grate-
ful for that because it's making my job just

December Special5

12' Bikes $100 14" Biles 130
16" Bikes $135 18" Bikes 135
20" Bikes $140
Twin Mattresses and Box Springs from $270
Full Mattresses and Box Springs from $335
Queen Mattresses and Box Springs from $375
King Mattresses and Box Springs from $540
Commercial Carpet $10.75 sq yd
Ron-Paul Cabinets PIUS Mlarsh Harbour
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December 15, 2010

a tad bit easier."
Ms. Bain has been modeling only a little
over a year, but she was able to offer ad-
vice to the models. As a model she said
that she is guided by poise. "Poise is ev-
erything because poise shows that you have

confidence, and that's
the first thing people
would love to see when
you step into a room,"
she remarked.

The road near the IMarsh Harbour airport tenninal is in a de-
plorable state with deep potholes. Someone took the opportu-
nity to plant a palm tree in a couple of the potholes. The person
who placed them is hoping it will bring about the necessary
repairs. A day or two later several large holes were repaired.

A second fire truck is now at the IMarsh Harbour Intemnational
Airport. This is a necessary upgrade for the second busiest
airport in the country in tenns of airplane arrivals and depar-

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Scotland Cay
4 Bedrooms, 2 Bath
-1,600 s.f. Residence-
785 s.f. wrap around deckting
Land i 0.549 Acres
-- Garage -240 s.f.
- 15 KW Generator
-Fabulous Views of Atlantic Ig
Overlooks the runway

Houss"#SCH1093 5 695,000.


~ Cherokee Sound

.9- 14,853 s.f 0.340 Acre
-3 bd.-2b.-house-1800s.
#CSH1154 $690,000- .
2. Offering
6,860 s.f. 0.157 Acre
3 bd.-2b.-house-1800s.f.
rr #CSH11155 -5461,900. I' en~~ve

,i?~1Crr~Great Guana Cay
17,300 s.f. .4086 Acre
v`~~- 80' Atlantic Beach-front
~~x;;~~- 3 Bedroom, 3 Bath
1,636 s.f. Residence
Deeded Semi-private dock
Excellent Rental History

'WthHill"l #GGH107I105 $1,170,000. IICs~eo

Great Guana Cay ;C
22,694 s.f. 0.520 Acr *- .
97.42' on Sea ofAbaco v
1,950 s.f. -3 bd 2bth
256 s.f. Guest H-ouse .
T&G clear cypress
: Mahtoegn for
'VoodaooMoon" #GGH-1158 $1,499,000. ,.

Gr~een Turtle Cay I iP ka
2 Bedroom, 2 Bath
1,4SS s.f. of Lxr Villa
ap ~- Covered Screen Porch
Land 7,554 sq. ft
Deeded Dock Boat lift
1vrok Whit Sound
Complete Renovation in 20,...-
"Main Testeflly"erate
"Marna Vlla 4 "#GTH-1098 $570,000.

4.- 17,9 f.E 034CAre
4Bedroom 3 Bath

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Green namrte cay

d0'Back Sound front~age
-1114' Sea of Abaco
frontage available
-+/- 2.78 Acres
Restaurant & Pool Bar
-Shell Fuel Dock
1.5 Additional Acres AvaiL
Other Sh re Chib I~r'~#GTH1151 54,100,000.

"BUTTONWOOD" 0.3214 Two H~illside parcels overlooking
the ocean 4 Bedrooms 1 1/2 Baths 1,240 s.f. residence Built in
1982 woo frame Tur Key full fu shed d

Man-O-Wa y
O282 Acre Sea to Sea
Lot- 119 T' offrontage
olptio~n #2 51,170.00U
-0.451 Acre Sea to Sea
260.97' of fontage
-2 bd., 1.5 Bath Res.
31x., I b. guest cottage
opntion E3-st ,7at on

Man-O-War Cay
-3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths
-1,560 s.f. Residence.
-1,040 s.fE. Verandahs
-Land t 1.824 Acres
Enct re S.E. Point of
Dci' ay

xIt ar Gnerator
-Fabulous Views
flathout light" #MWH1099- $1,850,000.

Alan-O-War Cay
2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths.
-2,664 s.f. Residence.
2Bedrooms, 1Bath.
838 s.f. Guest House
Land Sea-to-Sea
.t ,0 sf e- 1.1 Ace
Private Dock On Creek
"Ente Dux Mrs"- Fabulous Views
#MWH1116 $375,0,000

1 Man-O-War Cay

_1 ~- +0.975 Acres -
100' Ocean Beachfront
Q 12T 'Creek front
S- 3Bedrooms, 2Baths
,336 sf Residence

Auxiliary Generator
InI r Hou e" #MWH11139-

Marsh Harbour -
Pelican Shores
139 s 070 A oe

SBelrom Bao
110 rnla ,000dwnta

Gr~een Tur~tle Cay
- Land 12,825 s f. 0.294 Acre
- 1,600 sf. 4bd, 3bth
-740 s.f. 2 bd, 2 bth guest

-Fully Fumnished
- R.O. & city water
- Fenced yard

#GTH1161- $877,000.

White Soumi
Green Turtle Cay
- 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath
- 1,355 s.f. of Residence
-Covered Screened Porches

n5.0 of ate rontage
- Two Docks 36' 170,
- nrato Hucs -e 01o shed
- 50KWdieselGenerator
#GTH1137- $99)5,000.

Green Turtle Cay

- 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath
- 1,190 s~f. of Residence
- Sea to Sea Parcel
- Land -2.68 Acre
- 500 on tani BT ach

- Dock 0% shared

#GTH116S $1,190,000.

Green Turtle Cay
-3 Bedroom, 3 Baths
- 1,282 s.f. under air
- 887 s.f goun tloor -
- 1,597 s.f. decks
- 15,710s.f. 0.360 Acre
- 200' on Coco Bay Beach
- 8,000 gallon cistern
#GTH1152 51,385.0800.

- 3G,4 e~ns e.7 5 cre
- 161.30' on Coco Bay

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**BE RKL'iEZ 'S BLUFF"-'? 31.000 s.r. 0.7116 Aere loo-` of.
Atlantic oceaHn lontage 275^ depth Great eleatlionsr overlooks
sarfer s beach. dHTIV1125 NEW PRZICE $375,000.
."WI7ND N' SEA "- Fabulous waterfront building site two parcels
containing a total of 69,197 s.f. 1.588 Acres 241' of Sea of Abaco
frontage great elevations to 42' above sea level #GGV1112 $850,000.
*"BL1CK 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 #GGV1147 $667,000.
"LOT 78 DOLPHIN BEACH ESTATES- 3 1,299 s.f. 0.718
Acre 110' on pristine Atlantic beachfEront 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. #GGV 1156 $674,847.
* "CLAIRES B~EACH"T Beachfront building site 31,243 s.f. -
0.717 Acre 117' of Atlantic beachfront Dock access good elevations -
superb ocean views. #GGV1006 $478,000.
. "LOST SILKER" 36,839 s.f. 0. 847 Acre 65' of Atlantic
beachfront -Dolphin Beach Estates ovensized parcel good elevations-
easement to beach. #GGV1000 $460,000.
*"A~ TLAN PTIS 19.239 s.C 0,44 17 Aer 95 of Atlantic
beachfialnt Dorlphin Beach Estates Semi-private dock.
RG G VIj 13 350,000.

."SEA VIEW"~ Dolphin Beach Estates 24,292 s.f. 0.557 Acre
136'prime waterfront great elevations fabulous views of Delia's
Cay and th~e Sea of Abaco. Shared dock access or can build a private
dock on shoreline 8' depth at MLW #GGV1118 $368,000.
."IRBEL" 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.
*"COCONUT BEACH"'- 63,815 s.f. 1.465 Acre Prime beach
front lot secluded beach cove on north end driveway in place and approved
building plans available GTV1172 NEWV $675,000.
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-
M4~DERI~A HILL 65,208; s.f. L.497 Acre = Dock Access -
Beach Access Great elevations. #GTV 1009 $395,000.
"ONCHED OUT" 30,361 s.f. 0.697 Acre 125'of Atlantic
beachfront 12' elevations beautiful ocean views very private area-
additional acreage available. #GTV1D008 $319,000.
."LONG BAYBEACH" 26,589 s.f. 0.6103 Acre 60' of
Sec a ular beach frontage private gated entrance afford ble udk-

*"LONG BAY SOUND" 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. GTV1122 $299,000.
a"OCE;4NVIEWLOT"~ 22,141 s.f. 0.508 Acre overlooks
pristine beachfront on Atlantic side snorkeling reef just 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 -
Snoricel right off shore. #fGTV1074 $59,000.
*"COCO BAY BREEZE" Two prime building sites .2699
Acre (.2255SAcre SOLD ONLY I LEFT) Dock Access -
Beach Access. #GTV 1007 $47,500. Lot
SUMMERPLA CE" 10,719 s.f. 0.246 Acre Prime build-
ing site over 150' of Sea of Abaco frontage concrete sea wall on
Sea of Abaco 103' x 6" private dock on Man-O-War harbour -
Fabulous Sea of Abaco views. #MWV1082 $233,000.
*"141 Hillsidle Developer Parcels" Over 1/ Acre with
beach access. Aircraft Landing Rights and Boat Slips available.
#SCH1140 priced from: $170,000. $438,000.


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AlmbrsBahama Iea Etate
Royal Palmn Condo # 2424 # 1399 3 bed, 3 bath,
(including loft) 2nd level, 1,264 s/f finished condo
overlooking barbour. Well maintained, near beach,
excellent rental income potential. $549,000.
Royal Palm Condo # 2420 # 1546 3 bed, 3 bath,
(including loft) 2nd level, 1,264 s/f finished condo. Great
harbour & marina views. Well maintained, nearbeacl5
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, 2n1d level
furnished canalfront unit, with boat slip, golf cart, garage.
"Turn-Key", NP~ear 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, Near beach. $465,000.
Atlantis Condo #2201 -# 1175 2 bed, 2bath, 1,000 s/f
2nd level furnished waterflout condo. Recently renovated,
well maintained. Includes storage garage & private boat
slip/dock. Near beach. $460,000.
Atlantis Condo # 2115 #1602 2bed, 2bath 950 s/f
ground level furnished condo overlooking Brigantine Bay
canal. Includes boat slip & golf heart garage. $459,000.
Beach Villa # 605 # 1635 1 bed, 2 bath well maintained
& elegantly furnished "txtra-key" villa. Wash~er/dryer.
Many extras & upgrades. Canbe modified for 2nd
bedroom. Close to beach & shopping. $415,000.
Sand~Dollar Condo # 7- #1 iO bed, 2 bath, 1,000 s/f
ground level funscondo. Well maintained,
superb sea views, ~iiiqpool. Best Value! $405,000.
Atlantis Condo 211 7- # 1741- ,~ey 2 bedroom, 2 bath,
875 s/f ground level fu~mi ell~el maintained, overlooks
Brigantine Bay, inc ~~riia~ dock& boat slip. $385,000.
RoyalPalmz # 2304 # 147_2 ed, 2bath, 950 s/f
fluxxished ground fl~o rY1Eo o overlooking marina.
Includes boat slipeta history.
RoyalPalm if 2311 # 1573 -7Z bed, 2 bath 950 s/f
hrunished ground leve iRlwoverooking harbor r &
marina. Well 4~e Owner occupied (not a rental
unit). Include 'boat slip & storage unit. $299,000,

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"Camelot" #1234- Beachfront~e .New custom
designed 3 bed, 4 bathlOc me,~e~~ne plus 2 bed, 1 bath
guest house. Total 713nd roof on 1.5 acre groxmds
Beachside pool, nnius enhancements. $5,649,000.
Oceanr Blvd, BeachfrontEstate # 14 ~-Exceptional S
bed, 5,5 bath main house, s g~]Dra arag and 1 bed'

wth f a hfront~Tfrt Fu ierd $ %99500 s '
'G~irasole "' # 1551- Delightfurl 4 bed, 4.5 bath elevated
Italian villa style beach home, plus 2 bed, 2 bath separate
guest accommodations. Elegantly furnished, many
upgradeslextras. 45,000 s/f landscaped grounds, 100' +
beach frontage. $4,950,000.
"Argyll Houcse" # 483 Elegantly furnished, elegant 4
bed, 5.5 bath, 6,900 s/f O cp Blvd. estate on 1.6
landscaped acres witl 3reapchfront. $3,995,000.
"Sumrmertimse" # 1550 Ocean Blvd. Superb 3 bed, 2
bath beach home plus 2 bed, 2 bath guest house. 3,600 s/f
under air. Tastefully furnished. 1.37 acres, 133' beach
fronltage. $3,995,000.
"Turte View" # 1778 3 bed, 2 bath, 4,088 sq. ft.
elegantly furnished home on1 Iaaped 14,000 s/f parcel
with68' frontage on Trpt'Ey Beach, plus 18,3 00 s/f
canal lot with doc r~~leon Bay. $3,455,000.
'"Turtle View" house available separately at. $2,559,000.

BrigantineBay Canal Home # 1589 Newly built 4be,
4 bathunfurnished home. ,o; under air, 4,850 s/f
totaL Many extras. Sajf parcel, 91' canal fronltage,
lay-along & finger ZI'ocks, boat lift. $2,995,000.

"Anothe~r World" # 1007 Ocean Blvd. 4 bed, 4.5 bath,
3,500 si/f flnishedbeachhlome, pool, patio, garage on
1.2 landscaped acres. Superb rental income. $2,500,000.
"Sandpiper" # 1265 OceanBT498 s/f bi-level
fwuxishedhIome lpj~ER sandylgb'snd beach
frontage. $2,235,000.
"Tranqci~lity~ # 1307 4 bed, 5 bath, furni~shed two
storey Brigantine Canal home on2 lots. 3,580 s/f under
roof, plus decks & balconies. 90' canal frontage, dock,
boat lift, plus sea views from virtually every room.
1Tastefully decorated, excellent conditiort $2,200,000.
"TridentHoulse" #317- 3 bed, 3.5 bath, furnished
3,500 s/f beachfront home. Breath-takingbeach & sea
views. Good rental income. NOW $1,999,000.
Cct water Way Canal Home #1524 3 bed, 3 bath,
3,600 s/f home on~rigantine Bay. Newly built in 2008'
eleganty ftunished, many upgraded features. 144'
bulkhead, 70' dock, boat lift. $1995,000.
"~Turquoise" # 1696 Ocean Blvd 3 bed, 2.5 bath, 2,127 s/f
furished beach home on oversized 1 .561 acre parcel with
170' of sandy Treasure Cay Beach fronltage. 51,995,000*

"Kokomo", BrigantineBaty #1509 Charming 3 bed, 3
bath, 2 level, 3,000 s/ftastefully flunished canal home.
Recently renovated and upgraded. 10,9 15 s/f parcel
with 102' canal frontage, pool, spa, dock & boat lift
3,000 s/f balcony, pool &2 patio decks, $1,895,000.
Windwuard Palms" # 1454 Splendid 3 bed, 2 bath
furnished Windward Beach home. 2,500 s/f umder roof
plus 1,600 s/f patios &2 walks on 16i,000 s/f landscaped
parcel with 100' sandy beach. Meticulously maintained,
Many extras, superiorseaviews. $1,840,000.
"Camelot" Windwhard Beach # 1699 Inspiring 3 bed, 3
bath, 2,600 s/f"turnr-key" finni teachhomeon 1 9,000 s/f
parcel withz 101' sandy e.~~fae Completely
refurbished in 201~B lan ed, Includes 2003 Suzuki
vehicle $1 459 000.
"Rising Sun" # 1780 WidyQQeach, 3 bed, 2.5 bath
2,118X s/ffutnished ho ~19~5 s/fparcel with l50' of
sandy beach fro '~~ierb sea views! $1,450,000*

"Seascape",: Windward ~Beach # 1469 3 bed, 2 bath
2,050 s/ffurnished beachhome on spacious 26, 125 s/f
parcel withl120' sandy beach. $1,379,000.
"Dolphin W~atch"-Galleon Bay #1534 3 bed, 3.5
bath furnished home (including 2 bed, 2 bath guest
cottage). Total 2,800 s/'f living space. 18,000 s/f parcel,
74' bulkcheaded canal frontage with dock, $999,999.
"Carroliville" #1352 -Near Treasure Cay -3 bed, 2
bath, 2,100 s/f flunished hilltop home on 6 acre parcel
from highway to Sea of Abaco with 165' of water
frontage. Spectacular sea views. $599,000.
Treasure House # 11 # 1592 -Delightftil 2 bed, 2 bath
comfortably furnished 1,000 s/f Topsider style
beachside villa. Community pool, well maintained villa
Exceptional sea beachh views. $549,995.
Treasure House # 4- # 1582 Chalrming 2 bed, 2 bath
fully renovated & tastefully furnished 1,000 s/f Topsider
style beachside villa. Many upgrades. Community pool,
well maintained beachfront complex. $499,950.
Ocean VTilla 916-# 1737- 2~ bat~h "t~un-key" 900 s/f
furnished villa. Unob views, Cls, oseto beach. Good
vacation rental a~b. $465,000.
"ToatdHall" # 1373 5 bed/4 bath, 4,000 s/~f, 2 level
Ocean Blvd. furnished ocean view home includes 1
bed/1 bath apartment on 2 adjoining parcels totaling
22,500 s/f. Privatebeachaccess. $499,000.
St. Andrews Estates # 1500 2,387 s/f 3 bed, 2 bath
furnished home on 13,000 s/f parcel adjacent to golf
course. $249,000,
Con cdos
Royal Poinciana BeachFfront Condos -Phase 4
# 7?16) Premier 3 level, 3 bed, 4.5 bath, plus loft newly
built condos on Treasure Cay Beach. 2,860 s/f murder
moof, attached garage. 644 s/f covered/open
Bahama Beach Club 2020- # 1139 3 bed, 2 bath,
1,650 s/f 2nd level beachfront condo, Snumi~ngly
furnished, elegantly decorated. Superior beach &
ocean views. $1,035,000.
Bahaama Beach Club 2046 # 10 eded 3 bath, 2nd
level Phase 5, 2nd level, I~nspace condo,
closestto beach, mporary~mpoar furnishings,
unparalleled sea eb-ach views. $999,999.
Bclahama Beach Club 2047 # L 8 3 bed, 3 bath,
ground level Phase 5 'iF5tgT s/f living! space condo.
close to beach, tasigglik furnished,. numerous upgrades
& enhancements. Superb sea views. $887,000*

Atlantis Condo 2112 -# 929- 4 bed, 4 bath 2,000 s/f 2
level furnished waterfront condo on Brigantine canal,
great water views. Preferred end unit. Includes 21large
boat slips. Short walk to beach! 5865,000.
Carleton Landinzg- Carriage Houcse #1I- # 1621- 3
bed, 3 bath, 1,755 s/f ground level furnished, condo on
Brigantine Bay. New construction. Includes community
pool, finger dock/private slip, 2 garages. $855,000.
Bahrama BeachL Club # 2005- #f 1370- 3 bed, 2 bath
ground level 1,645 s/f comfortably furnished condo-
Awesome sea views from most rooms Overlooks beach
and pool. Greatvacationresidence. $822,000.
Pineapple Point Resort, Un E3- #1700O -Newly built,
tastefully furnished22 be 100B10 s/f ground level luxury
waterfront condo.~gtd~ water dock, Fantastic water
views, co mm~ ol. $799,000*
Carleton Landing Carriage House # 2, 3 & 4- #
1620- 3 bed, 3 bath, 1,755 s/f unfurnished condo on
BrigantineBay. New construction. Community pool,
finger dock/private slip, 2 garages. EACH $799,000.
Royal Poinciana # 2511 # 1_48 Deluxe 2 bed, 2 bath
groamd level furnished 1 (6 eachfront condo. WeH
maintained, GreaCgg~ews, excellent rental income
potential. $595,000.

Mariner's Coave Condominiums:
# 1181 4 bedroom, 3 bath, 21evel, 1,650 s/ffurnished harbour
front condo. tastefully refurbished. $649s,000.
# 985 2 bed, 2 bath, 2 level harbour front end imit
Refurbished in 2000 $289,000.
# 655 -2 bed, 1 bath condo with marina view $249,000.
#959 2 bed, 1 bath furnished 2 level condo
overlooking marina, includes garage $239,000.
VCacant Land
ThursPton Bay Beachfr~ont DevelopmzentA acrge 1579
108.65 acres located near Treasure Cay~ community
entrance. Feattures approx. 1,500' sandfy beachfront, plus
approx. 800' elevated hard rock shoreline. Borders on
Geat Abaco Hwy. & Treasure Cay Dr. $4,365,000.
Beach & Canal Lot Package #941- Windward Beach lot
of 17,542 s/f with 100' of beachfrontage on Sea of Abaco,
PLUS Galleon Bay lot of 17,955 s/f wi th approx. 76' of
sea-walled canal frontage. $1,446,000.
Beachfront Parrel Ocean Blvd. # 876 1.5 acres with
100' of beach frontage, on spectacular Treasure Cay
Beach. All utilities available Gorgeous beach & sea
views. $1,295,000,
Superb BeachfJront Parcel~# 1362 Treasure Cay Blvd.
Level & cleared beach lot, 12,600 s/f 90' fabulous sandy
beach frontage. Breath-taking sea views. $1,275,000.
Wtinduard Beach Beach Parcel #1470 23,15 1 s/f parcel
with 10 1' of stone wall &L sandy beach on Sea of Abaco, All
utilities available. $843,000.
1Mult-family Residnt~ial Lot 4 21,826 s/f parcel
zoned "multi-faLmily" n~~~- Cay Beach. Close to
shops, restaurants, pei for guest villas. $610,000.

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Treasucre Cay Cansal Parcels

Brigantine Bay #~ 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.
BrigantineBay # 1629 Large 19,068 s/f level &
cleared canal parcel with 173' ofbulke headed water
frontage. Utilities available. Great views. $753,000,
BriganztineBay # 1630 -Large 15,694 s/f level&
cleared canal parcel with l51' of bulk headed water
frontage.Utilities available. Superior views. $753,000
Brigantine Bay # 1632 Large 16,824 s/f level &
cleared canal parcel with l21' of bulk headed water
frontage, PLUS 2 finger docks. Utilities available-
Superior views down length of canal. $753,00
BrigantineBay # 1631 13,629 s/flevel & cleared
canal parcel with 1 19' of bulk headed water frontage.
Utilities available. Spectacular view $699,00
BrigantineBay # 1626 14,83 5 s/f level &~ cleared
canal parcel with 94' of bulkheaded water frontage on
sheltered water. Utilities available. $6100.
BrigantineBay # 1559 16,108 s/f level, clearedcaa
parcel with l64' of bulk headed & protected water
frontage. Dock & dolphinpilings installed. $59900,

Brighantne~ay # 1625- 11,897 s/f lel &19 clard
canl priel with87 o/f bulk headed water frnaeon
seahel otedwagtg~bser.ll Ultilities available. $9,0.

BrigantineBay # 1627 14,875 s/flevel & cleared
canal parcel with99' ofbulkeheaded water frontage on
sheltered water. Utilities available. $591,000.
BrigantineBay # 1628 13,608 s/f level & cleared
canal parcel with l00' of bulk headed water frontage on
sheltered water. Utilities available. $591,000,

GalleonBay # 14gg id 72 s/f clrearda nel, 64' of
bulkhead wit '& dock house. $498,500*
BrignntineBayq # 1598 d lots 1 &~ 2A, 19,300
s/f 130' new dock.ee~ewdck $495,000).
Brigantinre~ay # 16;24 12,691 s/f level & cleared
canal parcel with 87' of bulke headed water frontage on
sheltered water. Utilities available. $431,000.
BriganotineBay # 1623 11,673 s/f level & cleared
canal parcel with 87' of bulk headed water frontage on
sheltered water. Utilities available. $388,000.
Galleon Bay # 422 Prime 10,295 s/f cleared canal lot,
88' +protected canalfrontage. Sea-walled plus dock&
davit pilings. All utilities available.$3000
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. $349,90
Galleon Bay # 1473 Approx. 10,000 s/f canal
parcel,100'+ of sea-walled protected water frontage.
utilities available. Easy access to sea. $349,950.
BrigantinoeBay # 1498 ~2~C s/f canal lot. 126
sea-walled water front W. eat Views! $299,000.
BrigantinzeBay # 1173 & 1174 2 adjacent deep water
canal parcels, each 11,200 s/f, 80' bulk head, 140'
depth. Cleared, utilities available. EACH $299,950.
BrigantineBay # 1494 18,807 S/f cleared canal parcel
120' deep water b~ulk~-headedfrontage. $7,0.


Treasu~re Cay Canal Parcels

BrigantineBay # 1622 13,876 s/f level & cleared
canal parcel with 74' of bulk headed water frontage on
sheltered water. Utilities available. $26,000.
Treasure CayDrive~nlandLois #1692 Prime
residential lot # 3 less than 200' from Treasure Cay
Beach. All utilities available. 10,000 s/f $77,850.

Ocean Blvd Inlaad Lot #1698 8,400 s/f prime level
lot with 100' frontage on prestigious Ocean Blvd. Neat
beachall utilities available. $69,000.


"Ridge Rcunner" # 1 185- 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.
Orchid Bay -BeachfrontParcel 25 #1530 1.173 acre
Atlantic Ocean lot, 130' s ndT3achfronltage .Excellent
elevations, spectac aws. Orchid Bay
amenities include Sis, marina, restaurant, pool,
tenmlls courts, beachpavillion, paved roads. $1,645,000.

Atlantic Oceanfront Parcel #746 Approx. 1 acle
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) 1ots, each
with 100' +/~- of Atlantic Ocean rocky shoreline & sand
beach frontage. Prime building sites. EACH $229,900.
Beach Front Parcel # 714 45,343 s/f parcel, 100'
ocean beach frontage. Electricity available. Ideal site
for permanent residence or vacation home. $349,000.
Inland Lort- Near BCI # 1176 Large 21,450 /f
level lot on ma ctr8;~icitycif & telephone
available. $o' 57,500.


"Coco Beach #1676 Newly bilt 3 bed, 3 bath, 3
level fully furnished be me,~lpme 1,700 s/f under
air, 1,290 s/f op ~~ajC 93 acre parcel with l01'
sandy beach~fro ~s dock and boat lift. Sensational
seaviewsfromvirtually every room. $999,000.
Beach Home 1532 2 bed, 2.5 bath elevated 2 level
unfurnished home on 0.89 acres, 93' sandy beach
fronltage. Panoramic sea views. $699,995.
Boiling Hole Parcel # 1022 Total 11 acres sea-to-sea
from Sea of Abaco to bay side. 153' high rocky
s reline on Sea efbco. aegaificen~tssea o$2 0. c

Blackwood Wa~tefront Parcel # 1521 38,514 s/f
parcel with 167' of deep water Sea of Abaco frontage
and highway frontage. Topography well suited for a
marina site. Utilities available $98,500.
Boiling Hole Lots # 1030 2 Sea of Abaco waterfront
parcels on High~way with 73' or 80' rocky shoreline,
utilities available, great sea views. EACH $95,000.

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Pelican Shores Barbourfront Home # 1563 5 bed,
4.5 bath, 5,600 sq. ft. tastfl furnished home with
pool & dock. Well ~ t~~, superior quality
constmection, ma~rs. I acre+/- landscaped, 115'
water frontage. $3,495,000.
"Eventide Lowtide" Sea to Sea, Eastern Shores -
# 1642 Recently renoataed ~refurbished 3 bed, 3
bath elegantly fumis /fCi8s/ ridge top home,
including sep o hapartment. Amazing sea
views fmom vital every room. Private deep water
dock, 2 boat lifts, sandy beach. $1,399,000.
"Endless Sumner"- 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 V/iew" Great Abaco Chab # 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 4. e~ell maintained, gated
community, great re income potential, Includes
private deep water dock. $699,000.


"Double Eagle" # 757 Recently renovated 3 bed, 3
bath, plus loft, 2,500 s/f furnished home on 11,610 s/f
canal front parcel. 95' sea wall, 68' fully serviced dock.
Underground utilities. Near beach. $776,000.
B achfront Home #1681 C~imn ar pl d h2eb &

garage. 17,723 sfadtp d lot with 100' sandy beach
frontage. Panortli Sea of Abaco views. Great Value at

Waterfront House (Under Construction) #f 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 constmection. Great sea views. $399,000.
Residential Parcels

# 602 15,334 s/f canal corner lot w/197' seawall.
#1258 9,000 s/fbuildi' ~pe, 160' of deep water
layalong docks. NevjlMevertical boat lift upto a
capacity of 20,00 J~Near beach. $295,000.

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

# 1080 12,100 s/f canal parcel with 110' sea walled
canal frontage. Boat davits installed. 5218,000.

# 1593 10,590 s/f canal lot with l20' ofbulkheaded
seawallinstalled. All utilities available. $199,000.

# 8 11 10,400 s/f sea view corner lot with 194' of road
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#567 2.139 acres on highway near Leisure Lee. 50'
elevated ridge 119' highway frontage. 5149,700.

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December 15, 2010

By Samantha V. Evans
It was a bitter-sweet moment for the
members of Friendship Tabernacle Church
as they moved from the location they have
called home for the last 64 years to a new
location in Central Pines Estates. The ded-
ication service for the new building took
place on December 4th. Hundreds of per-
sons came out to share this glorious accom-
plishment with Rev. Dr. Silbert Mills and
his members. Also present for the service
was Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham and
many other government officials and heads
of departments.
The ceremony began with the laying of
the cornerstone and cutting of the ribbon

by Sister Dolly Mills. Inside the building,
the dedication continued. Bishop Roland
Swain's son, Audley Swain, led the Act
of Dedication followed by the dedication
prayer by Coapland Morley. Several per-
sons brought congratulatory remarks in-
cluding Pastor Stephen Knowles, President
of the Abaco Christian Council and Bishop
Anthony Campbell.
Final remarks came from The Prime
Minister, the Rt. Hon. Hubert Ingraham,
who stated that Friendship Tabernacle
has always had as its main purpose win-
ning souls for Christ. He added that this
multi-faceted building with all its beauty
and splendor is equipped with the latest in
technology to do much
work to keep the youth
away from drugs,
criminality and other
negative influences.
His government is al-
ways willing to partner
with any church that is
doing work that will
help the youth.
The message of
dedication was deliv-
ered by Pastor Wilbur
Outten, who was on
Abaco 18 months ago
for the groundbreak-
ing ceremony at the
site and now today he
is back for the dedica-
tion service. He told
!ndship Taberna- the members of Friend-
'ruction of a new ship that they have a
an the old chuch good leader, one that is
computer lab and God's man. Churches
r activities. With are built to last as they
ubert Ingraham.

were founded on the solid foundation that
Jesus laid over 2000 years ago. This move-
ment, the church, is multinational and
powerful as it can transform lives.
Pastor Mills reflected on how this journey
began in May 2006. He thanked the Prime
Minister for releasing three acres of land to
build on. When the land was released, his
church leaders all agreed to move forward
with the new church to meet the three year
deadline given for them to have it complet-

ed. He added that when he became the pas-
tor of this church, building a new church
was not a part of his six-year plan but God
has a way of changing one's course. This
church was not completed without hard
work, struggles, challenges and many tears,
but God alone will get the glory.
When the service ended, Pastor Mills
took the Prime Minister and others on a
tour of the facility followed by refresh-
ments in the church hall.

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cle in Dundas Town, has overseen the const
building. It has a much bigger sanctuary the
and provides facilities for youth including a (
large recreational room for sports and othe
him is his wife, Dolly, and Prime IMinister H-I


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it brought a message of salvation.
Pastor of the church, Dr. Rev. Silbert
Mills, explained, "It began to revolution-
ize the whole Christian experience. As the
church expanded, it built another building,
which is now used for our fellowship hall,
and then the sanctuary that was built 41
years ago that we were worshiping in up
until last Sunday."
Pastor Mills said they acquired the prop-
erty for the construction of the new build-
ing from the government and as a conse-
quence ended up developing it within the
prescribed terms of the lease. He called it
a wonderful experience that they have en-

as a congregation with the assistance of
the Bank of Nova Scotia and the love gifts
from people throughout the length and
breadth of this community.
The sanctuary can hold 450 people, the
balcony an additional 100, and the over-
flow room can accommodate another 300
to 400 people.
Pastor Mills said it will be a church for
the community. Friendship's new Wor-
ship Center was designed with a computer
lab and recreational center, and it func-
tions as a hurricane shelter. The building
will also be used for wedding receptions,
town meetings and has classrooms avail-
able for Bible teaching.

By Canishka Alexander
The thatch roof that adorned the origi-
nal Friendship Tabernacle Church building
holds a distinctive memory for the origi-
nal and longtime members as they think
back on when the church was established
in the 1940s. The date, December 4, held
a powerful meaning for the church mem-
bers with the recent dedication of their new
Worship Center as it signified the progres-
sive growth of the church over the years.
In the early days the members were
comprised of residents from Murphy
Town and Dundas Town, and it grew by
attracting young people to Jesus Christ as

dured over the last 18 months and one that
will never be forgotten by the next genera-
tion of believers.
He noted the older men like Bishop Ro-
land Swain, Rev. Copeland Morley, Elder
Bill Swain, Rev. Kenneth Knowles and the
women and men of the ministry including
his parents that carried the ministry thus
"Now that they are moving off or have
moved off the scene, it's incumbent upon a
new generation of believers to carry on the
vision. We believe we have done that in
accordance with the Will of God. This has
been a tremendous miracle from God,"
Pastor Mills admitted. "In a recession we
were able to come up with what we needed

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December 15, 2010

who filmed a documentary on a sailboat's
crossing of the Atlantic Ocean during a
race. When he returned home, he said,
"We must do something about the sea." So
he made the magazine program Thalassa
which is the Greek word for the sea. The
program focuses on people who live on or
by the sea all across the world including
people who work on ships, live on islands,
lighthouse operators and more.
The group initially were coming to do
a portrait on Dr. Ritter, who is considered
the top authority and pioneer in shark-hu-
man interaction, and decided to seek out
more stories in The Bahamas while they
were here. They learned of the exciting
developments about blue holes on Abaco
and Andros from the Bahamas Tourism

Office in Paris, France, and made contact
with Nancy Albury at Antiquities Monu-
ments and Museums Corporation to begin
arrangements for filming.
They spent three days on Abaco, then
another three days on Andros and will
complete their filming with their final
week on Grand Cay with Dr. Ritter. Mr.
Poulle said they wanted to spend more time
with Dr. Ritter as they are doing a portrait
on him and hope to find out why "he still
dives with sharks after having been bitten
by one."
Regarding the blue holes, Mr. Poulle
said that they are reporting on what has
been found in them such as the crocodile

By Timothy Roberts
With the interest of the sea at heart, a
crew from the French television magazine
program, Thalassa, came to The Bahamas
to film our blue holes on both Abaco and
Andros and to do a biography on Dr. Erich
Ritter, shark behaviorist and director of the
Shark Education & Research Center at the
SharkSchool on Grand Cay, Abaco.
Journalist St~phan Poulle and his crew
consisting of cameraman Nicholas Vrignon
and sound-man Gerard FlCgeau, are spend-
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features which will air on France 3, a news
and information channel, and will feature
several stories during a two-hour program.
Mr. Poulle said the director of the pro-
gram, Georges Pernoud, was a cameraman

fossils and the creatures that have been
found by Dr. Tom Iliffe, the Marine Bi-
ologist studying cave adapted animals. He
said they are "going to tell the audience
about what they are and why it's important
to protect them."
Brian Kakuk, renowned cave diver, as-
sisted the film crew and Dr. Iliffe in film-
ing the underwater scenes at both Dan's
Cave and at Sawmill Sink. Mr. Poulle said
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elder locals in Andros, giving a fresh per-
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that were done over the past year.

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By Jennifer Hudson
Serenity Point is a new, private, resi-
dential community in South Abaco which
opened to prospective buyers earlier this
year. The 40-acre, gated community is
bordered by five miles of stunning beach
on Schooner Bay. It comprises 24 single
family ocean view homesites which include
the choice of beachfront, elevated ridge
and hilltop sites ranging from 20,000 to
72,000 square feet with prices starting at.
$550,000. The development offers direct
beach access and connection to Schooner
Bay Village, a multi-faceted new seaside
village currently under development com-
plete with a harbour, restaurants, inns and
retail stores.
The high-end development of Serenity
Point will offer its residents world-class
facilities, including a full service private
beach club with an infinity pool overlook-
ing the ocean, tennis courts with dressing
rooms and an eco-conscious solar-powered
golf cart for each home site. Owners will
enjoy personalized amenities with Serenity
Point's concierge services which include
personal chefs, maid/butler service, child
care, private yacht rentals, fishing charters,
water sports, diving and island expeditions.
With Serenity Point's Builder's Pro-
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either use their own architectural service
and builder (which must first be approved
by Serenity Point according to the commu-

nity's guidelines) or engage the services of
the Chancey Design Partnership which is
already pre-certified and which also offers
the services of interior designers. Ryan
Archer is the local partner here on Abaco.
Mr. Walton Chancey, architect and
managing partner of Chancey Designs,
and his interior designer wife explained,
"We promote a more contemporary design
for how we live today. People are buy-
ing the view so we believe that the homes
should be open with lots of glass tying the
outdoors with the indoors. We like to keep
palettes indigenous with colour introduced
through the colours of the ocean and use
materials with an organic feeling such as
coral stone and tumbled marble. Although
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Letters From Page 8

Nassau Beware
Dear Editor,
Nassau Beware! You are awaking a
sleeping giant. The people of Abaco are
gentle and usually non-confrontational.
The recent decisions by Nassau overturn-
ing the wishes of Local Government are
going to have repercussions. When local
elected government has held community
meetings and has heard the voices of their
constituents and, based on the will of the
people, then votes to deny permission to
the Elbow Cay Club and Joe's Cay proj-
ects, the people of Hope Town have spo-
ken. Evidently, Nassau was not listening,
that should be the end of the projects.
When Nassau overrides these decisions
by the Hope Town District Council, all lo-
cal, duly-elected officials, they spit in the
face of the people of Abaco.
What is the solution? If Nassau will not
support the vote of the local populace, per-
haps it is time Abaco to stop supporting
the government in Nassau. Should we stop
paying boat, car, truck, golf cart and dock
fees? Should we cut importation to a bare
minimum? Once upon a time, there was
an effort to gain independence for Abaco.
Is Nassau going to create an atmosphere
where this becomes a movement again?
Nassau, Wake up! The people are not
We also vote!

Response to AMMC
Editor, the Abaconian,
I wish to respond to a statement placed
in your December 1st issue by the An-

airport, I was given same non-working cell
number, 458-0644.
The plane arrived in Marsh Harbour
with mechanical problems. It finally left at
7:30 p.m. and, after very scary flight in
the dark and rain with one engine spark-
ing, arrived in Lauderdale at 8:45 p.m. I
know if you choose a non-scheduled air-
line you take the chance of late flights and
no one can predict mechanical problems.
But a total lack of communication between
customers and Marsh Harbour and the gate
and Lauderdale is inexcusable. Why does
no one ever answer the phone?

Accusations a ainst
a electrician
Dear Editor,
Again thank you for allowing placing
this in the magazine.
This is in response to the (electrician's)
response to the November 15th, 2010 let-
First, the electrician is the one lying be-
cause the November 15th letter did not men-
tion him and (he) is not a (staff member) at
the Ministry of Works. His response to the
letter is to protect his friend the electrical
inspector. Also, the electrician said in his
response that he was acting on behalf of
the hired electrician that was supposed to
have been certified. Therefore, his dealing
should not have been with us. Even though
I was off the island, I was dealing with our
affairs on a daily basis (via telephone). We
got involved because our certification was

Please see Letters Page 30

Page 28 Section A

tiques, Monument and Museums Corpo-
ration concerning the location of the new
BEC power plant at Wilson City and re-
lated infrastructure. It is suggested that
BEC failed to "be mindful of the areas
identified by Abaconians and AMMC as
historically and environmentally sensitive"
and that they should "seek local consul-
tation before further clearing activities are
I must defend BEC because it did both of
those things before any activity was taken at
the Wilson City site. Prior to the first twig
being snapped, BEC met with several local
members of the environmental community
and discussed the possibility of the site and
how best to avoid any damage to historical
sites. Many of the suggestions made were
quite happily complied with by BEC.
On the request of Michael Albury, the
original proposed location of the power
plant was moved farther to the east in order
to avoid the ruins of an abandoned settle-
ment known as White Town, for exam-
ple. The vast majority of the road simply
followed an existing trail that is over 100
years old, though, of course, it was wid-
ened. The bulk of it goes through pineyard
and not coppice. The location of the road
that cuts across the Wilson City peninsula
was very carefully selected to avoid any
major ruins, and historian Steve Dodge
was consulted to double check that this was
the case.
It should also be pointed out that for the
first time, the Wilson City ruins are now
easily accessible by road. I would love to
see funds raised to put in place for main-
taining walking trails so many can enjoy
the site. I suspect that BEC would be hap-

py to contribute to such a fund, though, of
course, I do not speak for them.
As with any big project, I am sure that
there are some things that BEC would have
done differently with hindsight. I believe
that the feedback from the public will posi-
tively impact how they go about carrying
out major works in the future. But with this
area, BEC deserves to be commended for
the care they took to preserve Abaco's ar-
cheological treasures.
Victor Patterson

COmplaints against
Ye1IOw Air
Dear Editor,
My daughter, her husband and brother
flew on Yellow Air Taxi on Thanksgiving
to visit us on Guana Cay. Their original
flight was cancelled but they were moved
to earlier flight without a problem.
However the return trip was not so
good. We tried to call Yellow Air Taxi on
Sunday to confirm their flight. Both local
numbers were not in service at airport, no
answer in Lauderdale and no response to
a message left. We finally got a local cell
number from the Bahamasair counter but it
also was not working. We called Twin Air
Calypso and was put in touch with a Yel-
low Air Taxi who agent stated "no prop-
blem" for tomorrow.
We arrived at airport at noon on Mon-
day. As of 2:20 p.m. there was no plane.
The gate agent stated he could not get in
touch with anyone in Lauderdale so he left
the airport! I finally reached Lauderdale
and was told that there was no information
about plane at that time. When I asked for
a working number at the Marsh Harbour

from the
cousI Abaco Chamber of Commerce

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forv continued blessings upon your fam//3 and bursiness!

The Abaconian December 15, 2010

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a most profitable New Year
We sincerely thank you for your business.

It is our wish,

as we approach this New Year,
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By Dr. Jarnes Hull
2Marsh Harbour Medical Centre
It was my intention to follow up the
last article with one on heart disease. I
have had so many questions about cholera
in the last month that I would like to ad-
dress these questions and then in the next
article talk about heart disease. The ques-
tions have come about due to the situation
in Haiti. I have been asked if the cholera
outbreak can come to Abaco and cause an
outbreak here.
What I want to assure people is that it
is almost impossible for this to happen
here. Cholera is caused by the bacteria
called Vibrio Cholerae. These bacteria,
when ingested, can cause severe diarrhea
which can be unrelenting and can lead to
death. The person who has been infected
can lose up to 20 litres or five gallons of
fluid per day in their stool. To understand
how much fluid this is, five gallons weighs
around 45 pounds. If you think about los-
ing 45 pounds in one day, you have either
found the diet of the century or you are
very sick. In the case of cholera you will
be very sick and losing that much fluid can
lead quickly to death.
So how do you get cholera? We com-
monly ingest the bacteria through drinking
water, but you can get it from uncooked

food that has been infected as well. Can
Cholera come here from Haiti? If some-
body came here who was infected, it would
still be hard to cause an outbreak. In Ab-
aco we have a secure water supply which
would be very difficult to contaminate and
modern sanitation. When I talk about sani-
tation I am talking about how we deal with
garbage and waste from our toilets. We
do not have raw sewerage running in our
streets and our garbage dumps are located
far from our water source.
If you are planning to go to Haiti to help
the people or to visit family, the World
Health Organization has the following ad-
vice: Above all, travelers should be very
careful with food and water, including ice.
Remember this simple rule: boil it, cook it,
peel it or forget it. If you do develop di-
arrhea, start taking plenty of fluids. Make
sure you put re-hydration salts in the water
and ensure the water you are using is clean.
Remember that you need to replace what
you are losing in your stools. You should
see a doctor as soon as possible and in some
cases antibiotics can shorten the course of
the infection. Cholera is a disease that can
kill so be careful if you are in Haiti.
I hope everybody has a healthy and hap-
py Christmas and New Year and we will
continue our articles in January.

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.

By IMichele IMikula
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

stalls. There were many native fruit tress
and flowering plants on sale at the Hor-
ticultural Society of Abaco's stall as well
as a variety of vegetable plants. The many
members manning the stall were full of
interesting information about the plants
which they were delighted to share with
their patrons. Also on sale at this stall was
a book hot off the press entitled He Who
Laughs Lasts. This book, which relates
many funny experiences of years gone by,
was written by Vincent Higgs, whose wife
Shirley is a founding member of the Abaco
Horticultural Society. The vivid red poin-

settias were a very popular item on Mike
Parotti's stall as well as other plants all
grown at his Sugarland Nursery.
The Bahamas National Trust stall,
which had a variety of books on sale fea-
turing native flowers, trees, birds and but-
terflies, encouraged fair-goers to sign up
as members of the Trust. The Abaco Swim
Club was also promoting its good work
and had on sale portable canvas chairs, re-
fillable water bottles and carry pouches all
inscribed with the club's logo.

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Letters From Page 28

withheld from us until the said money was
paid. That is called blackmail.
The electrical inspector was informed
of the situation and made a conscience de-
cision to side with the electrician, not the
people he was hired to serve. The electri-
cian claimed it's a lie because we did not
go to the proper channel at exposing him.
There is only one building that is com-
pleted. There is no reason for him to put in
paper work for both. There is no way an
electrical riser should cost that much for a
simple building. The paper work was men-
tioned later after we decided to question
the price because the $1,000 at first was
told by the electrician to be for the electri-
cal riser.
The electrician and his associates only
refer to the law when its suits their pur-
pose. There are all kinds of people in Aba-

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infractions have nothing to do with us be-
cause the work was done by the person
who was hired to do the work. The way
the building is separated inside is not the
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The entire student body of St. Francis
de Sales School along with students from
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Primary School and J.A. Pinder Primary
School in Sandy Point gathered on the St.
Francis school grounds to recognize World
AIDS Day again this year. Many of the
students had purchased World AIDS T-
Shirts for the special day and stood in line
with their teachers and classmates from the
kindergarten students up to the 12th grade
students .
One of the nurses from the Government
Clinic shared statistics and general infor-
mation about HIV and AIDS and asked for
feedback from the students. She reinforced
the message of abstinence and talked about
the importance of having one partner and
being married.
She described the treatments that are
available to AIDS patients and quashed

the popular belief that there is a cure for
AIDS. She talked about the side effects
that the pills can cause and how some peo-
ple have to take 10 tol2 pills per day up to
three times a day.
Dr. Lenora Black, Abaco's Education
Superintendent, congratulated the students
in their endeavour to support the fight
against AIDS and on educating themselves.
At the end of the program they headed
to the field to form the signature human
ribbon in recognition of World AIDS Day.
The red shirts stood out in stark con-
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which they stood. The students excitedly
took their places, and as soon as everyone
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Police Marsh Harbour 367-2560 91I
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 YHF Ch 16
Fire Green Turtle Cay 365-4133
Fire Man-0-War 365-6911
Treasure Cay Fire & Rescue 365-9112
BA5RA Bah Air Sea Rescue Assoc all areas Marine YHF 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
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with similar interests. Call Tourismi Doranell Swain at 367-3067
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Extra $3 for each passengers above two
Marsh HarbourAirportto (effective Dec 08)
Chinic, Downtown, Regattas, $10
Ab Bch Resort, Eastern Shore close, Ferry $15

rr dsC Twn, Nat Ins bldg, CAbaco Primary Sch $5
Murphy Town & Great Cistern $20
Snake Cay $35
Casuarina Point $60
Cherokee, Winding Bay, Little Harbour $80
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Treasure Cay Airport, G Turtle ferry $80
Treasure Cay Resort $85
Fox Town $185
Between Marsh Harbour Ferry and:
Chinic, downtown, Ab Beach Hotel $ 10
Nat Ins Bldg, Murphy Town, Gr Cistern $10
Wait time 50.40 per minute, Hourly rate $40 per hour
Children under three free Caged pets as people
Luggage 50.75 each over two, large bags $1 ea.

GrTreasure CayfeAirport to: Effective Dec 085 $0
Maedeenra Park ayry$20
Sand Banks $25
Treasure Cay Resort $30

Fire Road & Cooper s Town $40
Cedar Harbour $60
Wood Cay $70
Mount)Hope 5 0

Crown Haven $90
Marsh Harbour airport $80

Green Turtle Ferry to Marsh H Airport $80

T Cay Hotel to Marsh Harbour X$65 + $10
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Ferry Schedules Departure times shown Daily service unless noted
Marsh Harbour to Hope Town or Man-0-War -20 minutes, Guana Cay -40 minutes
Albury's Ferry Service Ph 367-3147 or 367-0190 VHF Ch. 16 Hope Town & Man-0-War from Crossing

Marsh Harbour > Hope Town 7:15 am 9 10:30 12:15 pm* 2 4 5:45
Return 8 am 9:45 I1:30 1:30 pm* 3 4 5 6:30
Marsh Harbour > White Sound Contractoirs special Mon Fri 7 am Return 5 pm
Marsh Harbour > Man-0-War 7:15am 10:30 2:30 pm 4 5:45
Return 8 am I1:30 3:15 5
Marsh H. > Guana Cay (& Scotland lay with advance notice) from Conch Inn SuNodt o
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Return 8 am I1:30 2:30 pm 4:5 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 ride
Green T Cay to Treasure Cay Airport 8 am 9 II 12:15 1:30 3 4:30
T Cay Airport to Green TCay 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-0-Warl 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 366-41 l9 Adults $95 RT, $55 OW Call for car & truck rate
The Great Abaco Express Marsh Harbour bus for group tours Call 367-2165

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

Bring effor5 8 feVii51ns
to our attention
ReVISed I Oct 10

Everyone reads The Abaconian
Chare B a
Lucky Strike Hope aterot 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 C R nas........................... Ca etl367-0500
Blue Wave Bat Rerlkls ....__ 3791

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 & CarB Rental ........I....... 3 5 4

New Plymouth Cart Rentals..365-4188 or 4149
Reef Boat Rentals ............................. 365-4145
Sea Side Carts & Bikes...................... 365-4147
T & A Cart Rentals.............................. 375-8055
Guana Cay
Donna Sands Cart Rentals ..............365-5195
Dive Guana Boats & Bikes................. 365-5178
Orchid Bay Cart rentals...................... 354-5175
Conch Pearl Boat Rentals.................. 365-6502
Island Treasures Cart Rentals ...........365-6072
Ria-Mar Golf Cart Rentals.................. 365-6024
Watenrways Boat Rental ..357-6540 & 365-6143
Hope Town
Cat's Paw Boat Rentals ..................... 366-0380

sloapnedown t b ntals ........................ 3604
Island Marine Boat Renas....._ 366-0282
J R's Cart Rental .................366-0361
Sea Horse Boat R ntals ....___ 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

Albert Lowe Museum.... ...............Green Turtle Cay
Capt Roland Roberts House, reef exhibits....G~reen 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 boatyard ..........................................Man-0-War cay
Pocket beaches Crossing Beach in Marsh Harbour
Witches Point 3 miles 5. of Marsh Harbour
Little Harbour 20 miles 5. of Marsh Harbour
Cherokee 23 miles 5 of Marsh Harbour
Miles of beach are generally on ocean exposures
Treasure Cay Green Turtle Cay Guana Cay Elbow Cay
Man-0-War Cay Casuarina Point Bahama Palm Shore
Sandy Point & more
Items of interest Man-0-War boat yards Black-
wood blue hole & sisal mill Cedar Harbour plantation ruins
need guide Hole-in- Wall lighthouse last mile very rough
todh baco wikI horse36 3yap6p7intment 367-4805 Bird

fours & rExcursions
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...1 5...............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-0-War Marina ...26...... F......365-6008
Marsh Harbour
Boat Harbour Marinal83....... F......367-2736
Conch Inn .........75.... F ...367-4000
Harbour View Marina .36.... F ...367-2182
Mangoes Marina ........29................ 367-2366
Marsh Harbour Marina52 F 367 2700
Hope Town
Hope Town Marina.....1 6...............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 f Provides ride from
Marsh Harbour
Anglers........................... $$$....... .... 367-21 58
Blue Marlin .........................$ ............367-2002
Curly Tails ...................... $$$............367-4444
Gino's.................................$ ............367-7272
Golden Grouper .............$ ............367-2301
Island Cafe.........................$ ............367-6444
Jamie's Place.....................$ ............367-2880
Jib Room .........................$$ ............367-2700
Kentucky Fried Chicken .............. ..367-2615
Mandarin Chinese .............................. 367-0544
Mangoes ........................ $$$............367-2366
Pinacle ..............................$ ................
Pop's Place ........................$ .....+.....367-3796
Sea Shells .........................$ ............367-4460
Snack Shack .....................$ .....+.....367-4005
Snappas.............................$ ............367-2278
Signatire Sub Sandwiches................ 367-3664
Wallys ...............$$$...._ 367-2074

Abaco Inn .......... $T$$..__ 366-01 33
Cap'n Jacks .......................$ ............366-0247
Harbour's Edge............... $$............366-0087
H T Harbour Lodge .......$$$ ............366-0095
Munchies ..............$ .....+.....366-0423
OnDa Beach .................. ....................366-0558

Little Harbour
Pete's Pub................... .................366-3503
Lubber's Quarter
Cracker P's......... a a .................366-3139

Island Treats Snack Bar........... 365-6501
Guan Ca
Grabbers ana........... ay...._ 365-51 33
Nippers .. .............$$$ ............365-5143
Orchid Bay ..................... $$$......_.....265-5175
Treasure Cay
Florence's Cafe ...............$
Harbour Cafe ....................$ ............365-8635
Hudson's Delight ..............$ ............365-8648
Spinnaker Restaurant ...$$$...........365-8469
Traveller's Rest ..................365-8654
Touch of Class ............$$$ ............365-8195

Bluff House.....Green...... Turt Ca..._. 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
Snd wne s ...e ant........................365-4060

Sandy Point
Nancy's ..................
Pete & Gays ................. $$$ ............366-4119
Rickmon Bonefish Lodge ................... 366-4477

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

Bonefish Guides
Sandy Point
Patrick Roberts .. 366-4286
Nicholas Robert
Derrick Gaitor
Ferdinand Burrows 366-4133
Vernal Burrows
Kendall White
Atony Bain ...... 3640
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

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five entered the Junior category ble 13 were in the Senior category. A few mishaps, some carts that could not complete the slolom
course and fierce competition between some of the carts made for a great entertaining day.

Santa poses at Memorial

Plaza s Open House

Upcoem ing comm u nity eve nts
Tree Lighting Ceremonies
December 11 Mlan-O-War December 16 Guana Cay
December 13 Treasure Cay December 11 Mlurphy Town
December 15 Dundas Town
December 18 Audubon Bird Count South Abaco
6 a.m. at Friends' office or 7 a.m. at the Y
December 18 Police Christmas Party for Kids Mlarsh H.

POInsettias will bring

cheer th is Ch ristmas

Santa took time to at-
tend the Open House
at IMemorial Plma
on November 26. He
happily heard the re-
.quests of the children
who were eager to tell
him their wishes for
gifts. He is shown here
with Landon Albul
and Khalea Richard,
eted, andd Don
Albury, standing. Sev-
eral shops there wel-
comed the crowds
that enjoyed seeing
the merchandise for
sale and the services
that the businesses
Soffered. Several busi-
nesses had specials for
the occasion and Buds
n Blooms chose that
time to open its new
ice cream shop.
items. Besides all of these good deals, it
showcased all that is new in Christmas
d~cor. This year, one could see tradition-
al colors making a comeback including
green, red and gold. Further, Christmas
ornaments were monogrammed in word-
ing such as naughty or nice, Seasons

Please see Open House Pa e 23

Sugarland F~arms south of M/arsh liarbour is agiow with poinsettias to help us all cele-
brate the holiday season. Red, white, pink and variegated colors are all ready to bring
cheer to Abaco families. All of the plants will be sold locally at Pine Woods Nursery.
Admiring the plants is Loretta Barnolt. Sugarland Farms is owned by IMichael Parotti
who is propagating many native plants, fruit trees and decorative plants.



DECEMNBER 15th, 2010

All sorts a
showed ini
on a skate
thtree crit

By Samantha V. Evans
Once again the Memorial Plaza fam-
ily came out in full force on November
26th for their annual Christmas Open
House from 6 to 9 p.m. Each of the busi-
nesses offered refreshments and specials
for customers to came out to share this
evening with them. Buds and Blooms of-
fered a 15 percent discount store wide
and 50 percent to 75 percent on select

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19 box carts compete in 1 2th annual derby

Hi tech with a sleek model and low tech with a skateboard compete
By Timothy Roberts
Hundreds of residents and visitors lined
Centerline Road on Elbow Cay excitedly
cheering as the Bahamas Boxcart Associa-
9 1 tion held itsr 12th Annual Big Hill Box Cart
Derby on November 27 where the specta-
tors were treated to a rare Elvis sighting.
The weather was great for the day as
people mingled and cheered and simply
enjoyed the event. Vendors set up stalls
all along the side of the road selling ham-
burgers and hotdogs, fresh conch salad and
conch fritters as well as beer, sodas and
r~l~Es~s~a ~ ~u~Us~lwater. The benefits this year from the food
and beverage sales will assist the Hope
Town Playground Committee, who have
just finished installing new playground
equipment at Jarret Park.
During the awards ceremony "Danger-
ous" Dan McCully, retired past Champi-
on, and the '96 and '97 Champion, Staf-
ford "Spark Plug" Patterson, who now
~ C~' ~s~~i~E 3~1 serves as Race Director, were inducted
into the Bahamas Box Cart's Hall of Fame.
Last year the first inductee was seven-time
Champion Ricky Sweeting.
For the third year the Showmanship cat-
Ind shapes of carts competed in the Box Cart Derby held on Elbow Cay on November 27. All created locally, these carts egory was included and this year's com-
Igenuity and resourcefulness, some performing well I inle~ others barely made it to the finish line. Shann1 is John Stailey petitors did not disappoint. It was great
!board competing against Clay Wilhoyte in his Tingamnaut that broke the previous speed record. The judging is based on fun for young and old to watch Elvis drift
:ri aire lolm s eed and shomansmhi Two carte ories oiveP juniorrs u to 14 ea/rrs a cm etition of their owin This eanr lw d n h i n s Pk alac

Competition was hot at Box Cart Derby

Box Cart From Page 7
belting out "You Aint Nothin' But a Hound
Dog" and eventually needing a final push
to make it across the finish line.
Not to be outdone, the School of Hog-
warts had Harry Potter and his best friend
Ron Weasley competing in a box cart that
looked like a boat. The Jamaican Bobsled
Team was also represented as the three-
man team in the Rasta Rocket and drew the
most amusement from the crowd.
Then there was the Pink Panther a box
cart that ran in both the junior and adult
divisions driven by young Chloe Sweet-
ing and Shane Cash. The "Ricky Bobby"
Wonderbread Machine was driven by Pat
McCully who had an early end to his day,

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Moon mueinpcrll accounts for quire a few points rowara winning In rne overall results. misu
year brought out many gimmicks including the "exhaust" coming from the cart shown
here on the left. Costumes and decorated carts are all important.

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crashing into the net during the slalom
event. Fortunately, no one was hurt.
The most interesting of the box carts
was Clay Wilhoyte's Tingamnaut, which
was announced as The Bahamas' first for-
ay into the space flight tourism program.
The Tingamnaut, an ultra-light "tadpole"
(two wheels in the front, one wheel in the
back) set a time record for Big Hill at 30.9
Clay said that he spent about 300 hours
building the box cart. He used half-inch
sheets of Styrofoam which he glued onto a
skeleton frame and fiberglassed the outside.
He then cut it in half lengthwise and fiber
glassed inside and put it back together.
In the end, judged by a panel of three
on the categories of creativity, colour and

coolness, the Won-
derbread Team won
first prize with the car
painted to look like a
NASCAR vehicle and
the driver and crew in
authentic-looking race
The Box Cart Derby
continues to be a popu-
lar event year after
year, and you could
tell at the end of the
day many were already
looking forward to
next year's race which
is scheduled for No-
vember 26th, 2011.

Sometimes disasters just happen! Injuries to the drivers are
very rare but some carts do not fare well.

The timing starts when the blocks are pulled from the front wheels. The organizers are
hoping to acquire the technical equipment to have electronic timing and scoring.

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Records were broken at the Box Cart Derby

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December 15, 2010

through several rounds of exciting side-
by-side racing. The track record of 32:09
seconds was smashed by Tingamnaut Clay
Wilhoyte in his super streamlined cart and
reset at 30:97 seconds as he took first place
closely followed by Team Hardhat in sec-
ond at 31:72 and the Rasta Rocket in third
at 32:05. Of note is the fact that the top
three Juniors as well as Team Hardhat all
used the standard American Soapbox Der-
by wheels on their entries.
The Slalom competition followed with
each contestant having to weave through
course markers placed at 40-foot intervals
on the upper part of the course. The spac-
ing between markers increases as the carts
proceed down the hill. It can be very chal-
lenging, especially for the Juniors. This is
when most accidents occur, and this event
was no exception as Pat "Ricky Bobby"
McCully found out when during his second
run he lost control of his # 26 Wonder-
bread machine and ended up in the safety
catch net at the fastest part of the course.
The Juniors did well with only a few pen-
alties for knocking a course marker. But it
was the Adults that were fastest
through the course. First place
went to Fox 1, owned by Jus-
tin Noice but driven this year by
Crazy John at a time of 33:30.
Rasta Rocket came in second at
34:00 with Ricky Bobby in third
at 35:51.
For the third year all contes-
tants are judged for their Show-
manship, that is how they dress
up and decorate their carts for
.the competition. In the past we
:the hill. have seen pirates, Captain Red-
decided Bull, a number of super heroes
the top. and even exploding confetti dis-

plays. Our panel of three judges graded the
carts, drivers and pit crews in the catego-
ries of Creativity, Colour and Coolness for
a maximum of 30 points. Pat "Ricky Bob-
by" McCully and his crew-dad "Danger-
ous" Dan McCully took first place attired
in their authentic looking fire suits as well
as a cart with paint and trim that looked
like it belonged at NASCAR's Daytona
500. Elvis, complete with hair, sideburns
and the suit in his Pink Cadillac with ste-
reo blasting "You ain't nothing' but a hound
dog" took second place. Chloe Sweeting
and her team dressed in pink along with
the well painted and sounding Pink Panther
cart scored a well deserved third place.
During the trophy presentations held un-
der the scoring tower/DJ booth two more
people were inducted into the Bahamas
Boxcarts Hall of Fame. Last year the first
inductee was seven-time Champion Ricky
Sweeting. This year the second inductee

was "Dangerous" Dan McCully, retired
past Champion, the third inductee was the
'96 and '97 Champion Stafford "Spark
Plug" Patterson, who now serves as Race
This year the food and beverage service
was arranged for and will benefit the Hope
Town Playground Committee. Spectators
were able to enjoy the usual hamburgers
and hotdogs as well as fresh conch salad
and conch fritters along with ice cold beer,
sodas and water. Many thanks to all who
came out and helped make it another suc-
cessful and enjoyable Boxcart Derby.
For information concerning the 2010
Boxcart Derby, the association or regard-
ing the 2011 Derby to be held on November
26th, the Saturday after American Thanks-
giving, please contact Stafford Patterson,
242-366-0023 Work, 242-577-0273 Cell,
splug@batelnet.bs, captplug@gmail.com
See you next year.

By Stafford Patterson
The Bahamas Boxcart Association held
its 12th Annual Big Hill Boxcart Derby on
November 27th on the North side of Big
Hill, Elbow Cay. Once again there was
much anticipation to see who would be the
King of the Hill for 2010. Entries included
previous champions, The Pink Panther, a
Tingamnaut, a couple Rastas and a NAS-
CAR superstar.
Time trials began at 10 a.m. with each
racer making a gravity only run down the
hill to establish a qualifying time. As there
were a few rookie drivers in this year's
field, practice runs were permitted before-
hand. When all were qualified, the down-
hill side-by-side racing began at noon with
the Juniors, ages 9 14, and then moved
to the Adult category.
In the Juniors Eli Lowe, Junior Champ
from '08, scored another with his first
place finish. Chloe Sweeting was second in
her Pink Panther cart (with theme music)
and young Will Cash scored a third in the
Tiki Torcher.
The Adult class was hotly contested

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Annual Box Cart Derby takes months to organize

By Canishka Alexander
According to Stafford Patterson this
year makes 12 years since the Big Hill
Box Cart Derby began in Hope Town in
1996. Because of the damage left behind
by Hurricane Floyd, they skipped a few
years of organizing the event, but it has
been smooth sailing ever since.
That is not to say that there is not a lot
of hard work and dedication poured into
the event because, as Mr. Patterson re-
flected, it takes months of planning to get
everything just right. However, from his
observation of the crowd, he commented
on the great turnout again this year.
The overwhelming attendance of resi-

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dents and visitors for the Box Cart Derby
seems to hint at its success. As he spoke,
more supporters were arriving aboard Al-
bury's Ferry and driving over to Big Hill
using their own transportation or the Box
Cart Shuttle Bus courtesy of a Canadian
driver known as Dennis.
The familiar face of Clark Constont,
one of the artists who participates in the
Art and Craft Festival that coincides with
the derby every year, could be seen among
the sea of people walking alongside the or-
ange-coloured barricades. As usual, he had
lined up a collection of radiantly coloured
acrylic paintings and had some newer
paintings on display.
Next to Constont, were vendors selling
T-shirts, grilled foods, sweets and a vari-
ety of beverages.
"We basically have two committees if
you will. My committee handles the racing
and that aspect of it, and then you have
the food and beverage service committee.
They organize the volunteers and people to
come and fry the hamburgers and stuff,"
Patterson explained. "So we have those
two committees that do the organizing.
This year the committee that's doing the
organizing of the food and drinks is the
Jarrett Park Playground Committee."
The Box Cart Derby has long been used
as a tool to raise funds for the development
of its youth and the upgrade of facilities
within the community. This year's funds
will go toward benefitting the Jarrett Park
Playground in Hope Town by allowing the
committee to purchase new playground
equipment. During the last two years, it
has assisted the Junior Sailing Club pro-
Meanwhile, competition was fierce
among the 18 competitors with five enter-

ing the junior category while 13 competed
in the senior category. Unlike last year,
there were hardly any warnings to specta-
tors to stay off the race course as home-
made box carts bolted down the hill.
Mr. Patterson said the competition was
tight this year as they continue to do things
the old-fashioned way with the use of air
horns and stopwatches. He wondered out

loud if someone will be generous enough
next year to donate electronic timing and
scoring. After the awards were distributed
to the top three competitors in each catego-
ry, the event came to an end. As usual, the
invitation for the 13th Box Cart Derby was
extended to next year on the Saturday after
Thanksgiving at the same time and place.

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December 15, 2010

The Bahamas IMarine IMammal Research Organisation, based in Sandy Point, has ex-
panded its Board of Directors to carry out its mission which is to promote the conserva-
tion of marine mammals and their habitats through scientific research and educational
outreach. The group ic; e.rtly held a two-day board retreat in Sandy Point to further
develop its vision and goals. The organization's President, Charlotte Dunn, said, "Our
Board of Directors is a dedicated, diverse group, most of whom are Bahamians. The
outcome of the retreat was a great success, and we are now well positioned to expand the
effectiveness of the organisation. 5/o~ m II are Leigh Hickmott, Jim Brickman (Chairman),
Prof. Ian Boyd, Charlotte Dunn (President), David Rees (Re ccan I I and Operations As-
sistant), Jim Thierault, Diane Claridge (E we urn e( Director), IMatthew IMcCoy and Beth
Cook. IMissing from the photo are Tim Higgs and Pattie Toler.

Johnston's Studio creates bronze sculptures
Pete Johnston has been
kept quite busy with his
sculpting. His latest
d'~ masterpiece is a bust
of Norman Solomon,
commissioned by his
wife Catherine. It was
shipped to Nassau at
the end of November
for display in one of the
capital's museums. The
.4, II sculpture took close
to two years to create
with the constant help
of IMrs. Solomon who
helped with the details. Pete 's foundry is operating with many projects in the making and
may offer classes for the local school students at the beginning of next year. Johnston 's
Studio is open nearby and has displays of art work from local artists and many outstand-
ing creations made in bronze by Pete.


The Bahamas IMarine IMammal Research Organisation based in Sandy Point held an art
competition for Abaco students last summer and the winners' designs have been chosen to
print on the research organization 's 20th anniversary T shirt. Winners are Austin Long of
Every Child Counts, Aaliyah Roberts of Man O War Primary School and Natalia IMoxey
and Calvinette IMclntosh of the Sandy Point Environmental Camp. Slam *; is Diane Clar-
idge, Executive Director, presenting the winners Natalia and Calvinette with their prizes.
The organization thanks all the students for submitting so many wonderful designs. The
20th anniversary T shirts are available for sale at Java 's Coffee Shop and Cycle 's Un-
limited in Marsh Harbour.

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The Abaconian Section B Page 7

Marcellus Roberts

everett Finaler
Sales Associate

"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
STORAGEI / ARAr-C 1' 6" deep, 11'
8" wide UNDE sale at the low
price < CO fPL
Recently completed delightful villa with great
marina view and access. Modern 2 bed/ 2
bath CBS fully furnished home, 1020 sq.
ft. plus porches and garden area. Must see to
appreciate. FGS $479,000 EXC
Unit #4 Upstairs 3 bed/2bath fully furnished,
direct beach access. Good rental investment
EXC. $334,825 + 7.5%
Townhouse condos with on- site tennis, heated
pool, office, laundry
Marina view, 2 bed/ 2 bath and unit fully
furnished- storm shutters- good rental
potential $271,500 + 7.5% closing
Marina view, 2 bed/ 1 1/2 bath fully, furnished
including garage plus vehicle. Good rental
potential. EXC $300,000 FGS
Canal front condos with on site tennis and pool
2 bed/ 2 bath lower unit with marina view.
12 ft. boat slip with 12,000 lb. lift. Never
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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
Resale condos available in first completed project.
Ready to go. Both units never rented but definite
Downstairs unit 3 bed / 2 bath with den/
optional 4th bed. Completely and tastefully
furnished with many extra features including
garage and Ford Taurus $742,000 + 14%
Canal front condo with on-site pool. Bldg 4, .
ground level, 2 bed 2 bath, emaculate cond'
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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' Riboy
ich, a bonefish skiff and a Chevy van.
$799,000 + 8.5%

Prestigious Canal Front Development offering
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slips as well as golf cart or car garages.
Prices start at $680,000 + 14%
gated community Treasure Cay's newest
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Starting at $595,000 + 12% closing
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Starting at $907,500 Plus 14% closing
On-site pool and tennis, newly completed
luxury townhouse units directly on
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baths plus loft bedroom/ den
Ground floor garage, 2 bed/ 2 bath with
ocean front patio ..
First floor open concept living / dining/
kitchen plus master bedroom suite, all
ocean views with patio/ balcony
Loft bedroom/ den with ocean view
MLS $2,075,000 + 7.5% Closing
"Palm Bay" Unit #3 4 bed/ 3V/2 bath fully fur
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Development 2,000 +/- sq. ft.
$856,250 EXC + 7.5%

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Anchorage Estates Multi-family Lots 128'
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Just Listed by Original Owner
2 bed/ 2 bath villa facing garden and pool
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"Cross Winds" Split level CBS home extra large
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Master bed/ bath suite upstairs. Lower level 2
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"Dream Point" Special CBS split level home
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during the 2009-2010 school year. On No-
vember 26th the students of Central Ab-
aco Primary School did not disappoint as
they brought numerous nonperishable food
items and fruits to donate to those who are
in need of food assistance. There are many
symbols of thanksgiving and students were
told to be thankful for all of them.
The speaker for the ceremony was Bish-
op Anthony Campbell, who stated that he
came today to celebrate two occasions:
thanksgiving and to witness the students
who performed well last school year re-
ceive their awards. Whether they get an
award or not, they are still winners if they
always do their best. Bishop Campbell re-
minded them that it is not important how
they start but how they finish. And in all
things they are to remember to give thanks.
Thankfulness should be shown to parents,
friends, for food, shelter and a bright fu-
ture. Even though they are now in primary
school, when they do the right thing and
stay out of trouble, they will have a bright
future. Finally, Campbell told them that
Please see School Page 9

Long Bay School students, accompanied by their principal, Jacqueline Collie, right, took
138 bags of food items to Social Services to be distributed to needy families. The food was
donated at the school 's Thanksgiving program. In the back is Charlemae Fernander, who
heads the Abaco Social Services offices.

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December 15, 2010

Long Bay celebrates
By Samantha V. Evans
In the season of giving, the school family
of Long Bay School gathered in the school
auditorium on Thanksgiving Day Novem-
ber 25th for a Thanksgiving program under
the theme For What Do We Give Thanks?
Students prepared items of poetry, songs,
praise dance, skits and stories. Addition-
ally, they brought bountiful gifts of food
items to give as offerings of their thanks to
God in appreciation of His goodness.
Guest speaker for the event was Prin-
cipal Jacqueline Collie who spoke on the
theme. She felt that thankfulness is not
shown much anymore. She told the stu-
dents to remember that thankfulness is still

acceptable and does the heart good.
She gave the students five things they
should always be thankful for. The first
is good health. When people are in good
health, they do not remember to be thank-
ful but it is in sickness that they remem-
ber to give thanks. They should always be
grateful for good health. Secondly, just as
Jesus gave thanks, the students should give
thanks, too. It is through God's grace that
they can do all that they do so it is fitting to
give him thanks. Next, she told them to be
thankful for the provisions of food, cloth-
ing, home and other material things God
makes possible for them to receive. She
reminded them that all of them are gifts
from God. Fourth, they should be thankful
for their family. Many people lose family
through death and divorce so those who

still have the unity of their family should
be more grateful for each other. They
should be thankful for companionship and
friends, too.
Finally, Collie told them to thank God
for grace and salvation. She told them to
take time to contemplate things God has
done for them. She encouraged students to
write on a card ten things God has done for
them. She told them that when they feel
down that they should pull out this list and
review it to remind them of God's provi-
sions for them. She stated that the students
should aim high and become like Jesus who
is the ultimate giver. No matter how bad
things get, they should always give thanks.
The food collected will be given to
Social Services in Central Abaco and the
Northern District offices for distribution to
the needy.
Central Abaco
Primary celebrates
By Samantha V. Evans
Harvesting the Reward of Your Labour
was the theme chosen to celebrate thanks-
giving and reward students who excelled

Long Bay School in Dundas Town held a Thanksgiving program on November 25. Stu
dents perfomzed many dances, songs, poetry and skits. Principal Jacqueline Collie em
phasized that we should be .'haul furl in all things.


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School From Page 8

they must think like eagles and not like
chickens. Chickens dig for worms while
eagles fly and soar.
After he was finished, the students
were called by grade level to receive their
awards. The awards given out were most
outstanding students, most improved, hon-
or roll, vice principal's list and principal's
list. Over 70 students made the honor roll
from grades one to five last year with a
GPA of 3.0 to 3.49. Twenty-two students
made the vice principal's list with a GPA
of 3.50-3.79. Those students on the prin-
cipal's list to obtain a 3.8 or better were
Kaitlyn Francis, Denise Decius, Brandon
Alexis, Nakajah Adderley, Chelsea Davis,
Maliyah Forbes, Donte LaRose, Sondley
Cajuste, and Zarya Rolle. These students
received trophies and a certificate. The
honor roll students received a medal and
a certificate.
The food items collected will be donated
to the Department of Social Services.

Agape participates
in Coastal Cleanup
By Timothy Roberts
Agape Christian School participated in
the Ocean Conservancy's 25th Annual In-
ternational Coastal Cleanup on November
25, taking 37 students from Grades 2 and 5
to Casuarina Point's beach for the cleanup.
Cecile Albury, Principal of Agape, com-
mented that the bus ride to the beach was
quite noisy, as excited children chattered
among themselves. However, she said the
ride back was very quiet. The grade two
teacher, Jillene Flannigan, said, "The kids
had a ball. It was really good and fun for
The Coastal Cleanup originally took
place on September 25 with many schools
locally participating. Mrs. Albury said the
field trip for Agape Christian got postponed
until later because they already had their
Annual School Picnic planned for that time.
Steadman McKenzie, a grade 5 student,
won the award for collecting the most
trash. He was happy to clean up the beach
because, "It helps the environment and we

The teachers of this program are all
teachers employed by the Ministry of
Education with a minimum of a Bachelors
degree. We use the Ministry of Education
grading scale and other policies to govern
our program.
The students that have been through
our high school diploma program have
been taught by some of the most highly
qualified teachers in our country. We have
many students who perused college level
education after completing our program
and they have performed at high standards
at the various colleges and universities.
Since the implementation of the pro-
gram on Abaco, 28 students have gradu-
ated. We have held classes in Marsh Har-
bour to service central and south Abaco
and classes in the North to service North
Abaco. Classes are usually held during the
evenings between the hours of 6 p.m. to 9
p.m. Monday through Thursday.
A high school diploma is important be-
cause it can help individuals in getting a
job, advancing on the job, being accepted
in some colleges and technical schools,
increasing knowledge in academics and
daily living skills and improving self-im-
age. So we would like to encourage those
people who may not have achieved a high

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removed stuff that could cut people's feet."
Another 5th grade student, Mikayla,
said it was fun. "We found lots of sponges
and later we found lots of sea fans." An-
drew, also in the 5th grade, said he had fun
getting wet and picking up the garbage.
Kaylee, a second grader, had fun pick-
ing up the garbage because it keeps the
beach clean. She noted that the "water felt
really cold." Hailee, also in grade two,
said, "We went to pick up trash for the
environment," and said it was fun and was
prepared to do it again,
Interact and Anchor

clubs donate to seniors
By Canishka Alexander
Armed with boxes of canned goods and
an assortment of packaged food items, stu-
dents from St. Francis de Sales School's
Interact Club and Anchor Club ventured
to Sybil's House to leave boxes of food
for the residents there. The food had been
collected during the Thanksgiving Prayer
Service, and all of the grades from kinder-
garten to Grade 12 had ornately decorated
their boxes with their class name and a
thoughtful Thanksgiving message.
Traveling with teachers Elmer Bongon
and Cecil Simon, they held a heartwarming
Thanksgiving service at the senior citizens'
home. Songs of Thanksgiving, a prayer,
poems and expressions of thanks were giv-
en to the residents of the home.
Doris, a 91-year-old woman who lives
at eyisHtouse, was hatp y to sse thesstu-
to see children so youn serving God and
that she had enjoyed the singing although
she wished they could stay longer.
Unfortunately, they could not prolong
their stay because they had to make another
stop at the Department of Social Services'
Senior Citizen Unit in Murphy Town.
There the students met with George McK-
enzie and Sidney Lockhart.
Mr. McKenzie, who has a speech im-
pediment, was so touched by the students'
kindness that he had to give something
back to them. After going indoors for sev-
eral minutes, he emerged with two picture
frames he had made. Next, he requested

that they take a picture with him and his
boat to put in the frame.
He wasn't the only one moved by the
experience. Some of the students began to
shed tears by what they had witnessed.
They then went to the Social Services
office to give the remaining boxes of food
items to Charlamae Fernander, Assistant
Director. She explained how they sort and
document food and determine who they
give food packages to. She thanked the
students for their generosity and wondered
aloud who would become a social worker
among the group.
The students ended the presentation by
singing another song of thanks before re-
turning to school.

High school diplomas
are aVailable on Abaco
By Kendris D. Hield, President
The Scholastic Institute is an evening
institute in The Bahamas developed to as-
sist people with achieving a high school di-
ploma who may not have achieved it in the
traditional way. We developed an articu-
lation agreement with Phillip Roy Acad-
emy based in Florida to offer high school
diplomas here in The Bahamas. We use
the curriculum of Phillip Roy Academy.
The students go through rigorous lessons
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studies, science and character education.

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school diploma in the traditional way to
take advantage of this opportunity. The
Scholastic Institute is in The Bahamas to
improve lives and fulfill dreams.
We are now accepting applications for stu-
dents who are interested in starting the high
school program for the New Year. Classes
are s heduled to start in Central0Abaco and in
For more information please contact the
following: In North Abaco Alexis Clarke-

367-4576 or Vincent Coakley at 367-5461.
You can also call me, Kendris Hield at
242- 646-6111 or e-mail thescholasticinsti-

result of their support.
Rev. Clayton McIntosh of the Faith
Walk Church of God instructed the audi-
ence to be the best they can be and to be
thankful in all things. He fittingly illustrat-
ed the ease in which people can be grateful
for the smallest things in life or the lack
Businessman talks with
S.C. Bootle students
By Canishka Alexander
William "Tony" Davis made a powerful
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The Facility IManagers at S. C. Bootle High sang one of the selections at the assembly
honouring the top students from the previous school year. The awards were combined
with a Thanksgiving service and included collecting food for needy people.

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of students who were acknowledged for
their hard work and they called on a num-
ber of guests to assist with the distribution
of awards and certificates. Students from
grades 7 to 12 received high flyers awards.
Assisting the prefects with the distribution
of awards were Vice Principal Sabrina
Russell; Chef Noel St. Claude from the
Treasure Cay Resort; William "Tony" Da-
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By Ca ihka Al xader
It a nte sis efant en ta
brought th es ude ts a staff tofeS .t Bo
tie High School in Cooper's Town together
on November 26. Each year the school
holdsaad cm ige AwrS eDay ce oy
students who have excelled academically
and athletically. They also collect canned
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munities of North Abaco.
The ceremony began with a series of
musical selections sung by students and the
facility managers as well as a poem recited
by students Rosemika Charles and John
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connection with the students of S.C. Bootle
on November 26 as he addressed a number
of concerns that are prevalent among them.
He didn't stop there, but went on to chal-
lenge them to make a difference in their
community based on those concerns.

North Abaco student
passes 8 BJC subjects
By Canishka Alexander
There are not many students who are
able to sit eight of nine subjects of the
BJC national examinations that are offered
when they are in the ninth grade. Daunting
as it may appear to take on such a feat,
Terranise Taylor of S.C. Bootle High
School rose to the occasion; she was deter-
mined to face such a challenge and emerge
with flying colours when she sat her BJC
examinations in June. According to Huel
Moss Jr., principal, Terranise passed with
superior grades in all eight subjects with
five As and three Bs.
Mr. Moss said that it is difficult to ac-
complish what Terranise has done because
many of the subjects are optional. When
a students chooses one option, sometimes
they cannot choose another option. "I want
you to consider how special this award is
and how special it is because it involves

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One of the first set of things he pointed
out was the lack of resources available to
the students who continue to excel in their
academic and athletic pursuits. In doing
so, they are faced with daily challenges be-
cause they do not have the basic necessities
like a community centre equipped with a
computer lab. He further stated that for a
community that has produced world-class
athletes, it is astonish-
ing to find that there
Share no gym or track
and field facilities in
Mr. Davis encour-
aged the students to
speak with their Mem-
ber of Parliament,
who happens to be
the Prime Minister of
The Bahamas or other
government represen-
tatives and share their
concerns .
Turning to the stu-
dents classed as Hai-
tian-Bahamians, he
hastened to demon-

lecial assembly at of their ties to Haiti.
ness ofTreasure Mr. Davis assured
ys. them that it was okay

to celebrate their culture and acknowledge
their heritage during festivities like the
annual Haitian Flag Day, but at the same
time, when Bahamian Independence Day
rolls around on July 10, they must also
show respect to the Bahamian flag.
He told the students who are honour stu-
dents to begin the dialogue now on financ-
ing their education at the collegiate level
because it was disheartening to know that
academic students who are Haitian-Baha-
mian and graduate before the age of 18
years cannot receive free education by the
government if all their proper documents
or paperwork are not in place.
The overwhelming applause mixed
with contented laughter and catcalls from
the student body showed that his message
was well received. Students seemed eager
to take on yet another challenge given to
them that day.
Before leaving, Mr. Davis handed a
cheque to Principal Huel Moss to assist
the Physical Education Department with
its expenses.

The awards and trophies handed out at the sp
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S.C. Bootle High School. When you con-
sider all of the schools public and private
in this country, when you consider the
number of students that go to those schools
- over 50,000 for one of our very own
to be counted in the top says a lot," he ad-
mirably stated.
The school enthusiastically applauded
her for such a major accomplishment, and
a humble Terranise simply looked out at
the audience with a bashful smile as she
was presented with her award. However,

away and to call on those willing to assist
them like the Toastmasters who were pres-
ent that day.
Central Abaco Primary
installs Prefects
Fifty-three students from grades 5 and 6
of Central Abaco Primary School became
leaders of distinction at the school's first
annual prefect installation held on No-
vember 29th. The prefects marched into
the assembly area military style and were
inspected by Superintendent Noel Curry,
Superintendent of Education Dr. Lenora
Black and Vice Principal Beatrice Moxey.
The speaker for the event, Supt. Curry,

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December 15, 2010

Mr. Moss said as great as her accomplish-
ment is, he is looking for someone else to
go a step farther. He went on to challenge
the students who are currently in Grade 9
to take all mine subjects and surpass what
Terranise has accomplished.
Terranise received a personal invitation
from the Ministry of Education to visit
Government House for an awards ceremo-
ny in January as a result of her academic
J Un iOr Ac hieve rs

learn to give speeches
By Canishka Alexander
Junior Achievers met for their an-
nual JA Speech Craft at Friendship
Tabernacle Church on November
27. The theme was Blazing New
Trails to Success.
Julieth Stuart-McCafferty ex-
plained that it is vitally important for
the students to blaze their own trail
of success as they look to influence
those around them. Chervon Morley
told the students that each year they
have partnered with Toastmasters
International's Abaco Lighthouse
Beamers Club to assist them with
preparing for their speeches in Janu-
ary. The winner will represent Aba-
co at several competitions in Nassau.
In previous years Abaco has set a
standard that they hope to maintain.
Five toastmasters were there to
assist the students: Julieth Stuart-
s she
and bs M e ediate ast p side ad
wih Distinguished Toastmaster; Kenisha
ote Cornish, vice president of Educa-

tion; Charmaine Bonaby, secretary; and
Bekera Taylor.
Ms. Taylor led in the table topics exer-
cise, which prepared the students for im-
promptu speaking. Ms. Cornish discussed
speech and evaluation along with speech
dynamics. She was followed by Ms. Gibbs,
who outlined the judging rules and expec-
tations of the speakers in the competition.
She told the Junior Achievers that the ma-
jority of the points were accumulated in the
content portion of their speeches with lan-
guage and delivery contributing to the re-
mainder of the points. She emphasized the
use of appropriate words and the speaker's
manner which incorporates their confi-
dence, voice and physical appearance.
Mrs. Morley advised the students to
begin preparation of their speeches right

Terranise Taylor received a special award a:
took 8 BJC examinations, a very heavy load,
got 5 A 's and 3 B's, She is being presented
her trophy by Huel IMoss, Principal of S. C. BI
High School.

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gave a talk that was most encouraging to
the students. He told them to always work
hard and to turn in work on time. He gave
the prefects a charge to execute their duties
with sincerity, grace and integrity. They
should always be willing to listen to others,
be humble, and avoid loud people that can
vex their spirit. They should be happy the
way they are, realizing that there is only
one of each of them.
Supt. Curry told the prefects that they
need to lead by example, assist the prin-
cipal and teachers, help other students, be
bold and perform duties well, obey their

other work was in black and white. The
items made included scarves, portraits,
dresses, blouses, paper machei, wood
sculptured fish tails, coconut faces, deco-
rative driftwood, vases and table clothes.
The items were made out of bark, shells,
artificial fruit and clothespins. Due to lack
of space for a longer display time, the
items were displayed for only one night.
The students will receive a grade for the
work made.
Reading Challenge
award boys
The boys in grades 4 to 6 of Central
Abaco Primary School took part in the
Boys Reading Challenge during the month
of October and on November 29th, 21 of
them received rewards for a job well done.
The top reader was Robert Dounte Rus-
sell for completing 62 book reports and
for getting all reports correct. For winning
this reading challenge Robert received a
laptop and a gift bag of reading books,
school supplies and toys. Others who

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The Abaconian Section B Page 13

parents as it has a Biblical promise.
After he was done Samantha Evans,
gave an overview of the training the pre-
fects underwent. The prefects attended
training session daily for two weeks where
they learned the characteristics of a leader
and what was expected of them. They learn
their prefect pledge and completed home-
work assignments every night. Some of
the leadership characteristics the students
learned about were honesty, respect, re-
sponsibility, being firm and stern, being
reliable and dependable, patience, courte-
ous, loving and forgiveness.
Dr. Lenora Black led the installation of
the prefects and gave them words of ad-
vice. She wanted them to remember to be

leaders in and out of school as the true test
of leadership occurs when they are away
from school.
The prefects were excited as finally they
were official school prefects. Dr. Black
announced the names of the head prefects.
There are Head Girl Destiny Seymour,
Deputy Head Girl Jada Rolle, Head Boy
Keonte Knightingale and Deputy Head
Boy Widerson Saintilien.
All prefects will wear a navy blue vest
and a badge and all will receive a certifi-
cate of honor for their achievement.
Abaco Central High
holds art exhibition
By Samantha V. Evans
Stacia Pitt, the art teacher at Abaco
Central High School, along with the art
students, put on a one-night Art Exhibition
on December 1st to showcase the work that
the students have done this year. Some of
the pieces were seasonal such as Christmas
corsages while others were pieces made as
course work for BJC and BGCSE exams.
The work was made by students from all
grade levels.
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for completing twelve book reports;

preciative of the donation as this year has
been a tough one economically for many.
She applauded the Long Bay family for re-
membering to give this holiday season.
On November 29th Long Bay School
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Jamesly Joseph for completing eleven
book reports and excellent writing skills;
Sondley Cajuste for completing ten book
reports, for excellent writing skills and
etigall reports correct; Jordan Vilma
for completing seven book
reports; Alonza Dawkins
for successfully completing
six book reports and Iziah
Newbold for completing
five book reports and for
excellent writing skills.
All participants received
a certificate of participation
P and reading books while se-
lect others received schools
supplies, games and toys de-
pending on how many book
-- reports they got correct.
SThe coordinator the reading
challenge is Samantha V.
Evans assisted by Neulessa
Major and Kayla Wallace.
Long Bay
2Members of the Interact
Club and Anchor Club at
St. Francis de Sales School
visited Sybil's House, taking
food items that they had col-
leced. They are shown here
with one of the residents.

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By Samantha V. Evans
On November 30th Principal Jacqueline
Collie of Long Bay School in Dundas Town
donated 53 bags of food items to Neulessa
Major for the Rainbow Pilot Club. The
food bags will be given to senior citizens
from Abaco communities for Christmas.
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ing the items on behalf of the Department
of Social Services was Charlamae Fer-
Education holds
Festival of carols
By Canishka Alexander
At least 23 schools in the Abaco Dis-
trict travelled to the Dundas Town Church
of God on December 3 to celebrate in the
4th Annual Festival of Carols organized by

sive undertaking.
Mrs. Saunders told them that from the
north to the south of Abaco there are ap-
proximately 50 people needing ongoing as-
sistance. Unfortunately, the Abaco Cancer
Society can not pay for their medical treat-
ments, but they have never turned anyone
away who needs an airline ticket to go away
for their treatments. Their mammogram
program that has been in place for the last
six months has allowed 15 people to travel
to Nassau each month, and they are hoping
to continue the program next year.
I thank you all because the Ministry of
Education has for the last seven years been
donating this amount and more, and it's
appreciated very highly. May God bless
each and every one of you," Mrs. Saun-
ders said.
World AIDS Days recognized
by Department of Education
By Canishka Alexander
Sandy Edwards of the Abaco's Educa-
tion office visited schools throughout the
Abaco district with a guest known as Roxy

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the Department of Education. This year's
theme was Emmanuel.
Ranishka Smith, head girl from Abaco
Central High School, was the moderator
and assisted greatly in ensuring that the
program flowed smoothly. Many school
participated in the program with readings,
prayers, poems, a liturgical dance and mu-
sical selection.
Min. Livingstone Edwards, the speaker,
was impressed by the "brightness of the fu-
ture" as he watched the students.
He reasoned that no better theme could
have been chosen than the theme of Emman-

uel, which means "God with us," and point-
ed out that what separates Christianity from
all other religions is that God seeks after us.
"That's what the word Emmanuel means. It
means that God has chosen to lay aside all the
splendors of glory and come and tabernacle
or come and live with us," he stated.
With the commencement of the Festival
of Carols, he declared that the Christmas
season on Abaco has officially begun.
The band of Abaco Central High School
performed after the talk.
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Abaco Cancer Society
Canishka Alexander
During the Annual Festival of Carols
program Dr. Lenora Black presented Ve-
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ety with a donation from the Department of
Education. Before handing her the cheque,
Dr. Black said that very few families on
Abaco have not been touched by cancer
whether it was someone in their household,
someone close to them or someone in the
community. Abaco seems to have more
than its share of cancer cases, and the cost
of medical treatment or care is an expen-

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in connection with World AIDS Day. Mrs.
Edwards told the students that approxi-
mately 7,630 persons are recorded to be
living with HIV and AIDS in The Baha-

infected are in the adolescent age group.
If the young people educate themselves on
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December 15, 2010

The Abaconian Section B Page 19

mas. She told them that HIV is the virus
that is contracted, but a person who has
HIV and begins to get sick, is then diag-
nosed as having AIDS.

The purpose of the visit was to encour-
age the students to make good choices. Ev-
ery year an average of 300 new cases are
recorded in this country, and most of those

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HIV and AIDS, they will have the knowl-
edge to walk away from persons encourag-
ing them to have sex outside of marriage.
"HIV or AIDS is real. It's no joke with
it. Persons are living with it and some of
them are living in pure torture," Mrs. Ed-
wards said. "Those who are sick are re-
ferred to as the ones with AIDS. HIV is the
virus that causes AIDS."
Mrs. Edward invited Roxy to speak to
the students about her experience. When
Roxy's parents broke up, she and her sis-
ters went to live with their grandmother.
Because her grandmother was strict, she
began to develop a hatred for her. By the
time, she moved back in with her mother,

Bakke University will
launch online course
By Canishka Alexander
Bakke Graduate University representa-
tives first came to The Bahamas to intro-
duce their business and ministry degrees
in September. Since then, they have been
working to ensure that their first online
course is up and running by January, and
they are right on schedule. Bakke will be
offering its Theology of Work course,

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December 15, 2010

she began to become sexually active. At the
age of 14, she got pregnant. Roxy said she
began to hate her mother and didn't appre-
ciate her, so she began to fight with her and
curse her.
After giving birth to her first child, that
didn't stop Roxy. She continued her life-
style of partying. She went on to have four
more children. It was only after she began
to drastically lose weight in 2007 that she
went to the doctor and discovered that she
had AIDS.
It was a wake-up call for her as she lay on
a hospital bed having gone from 150 pounds
to 97 pounds. Of all the friends she had, the
only person she saw at her side was her moth-
er's face. Through the course of her sickness,
one of her lungs collapsed, and Roxy's fam-

ily began preparing for her funeral.
Roxy encouraged the students to appre-
ciate their parents, teachers and pastors. As
she went through her sickness, Roxy said
her mother was the only one who stayed by
her. "My mother was there through thick
and thin, and I had to apologize to her. I
realize that she was only trying to protect
me. If I had to live my life all over again,
the first thing I would do is listen to my
Grammy, my mother, my teacher, my pas-
tor because I see that they were only trying
to protect me from the world out there. I
see now that they were only trying to pro-
tect me."

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which is also referred to as Work, Call-
ing and Human Dignity. This nine-week
course starts online on January 10, 2011,
and those enrolled in the course will meet
in person on January 20-22, 2011, in Free-
port. The class format is called a hybrid
format because it incorporates online and
in-person class sessions.
Interestingly, this course is shared by
all four degrees offered at the university.
Bakke offers a Masters of Business Ad-
ministration, Master of Arts in Social and
Civic Entrepreneurship, Master of Global

on Abaco, Mr. Smith said that they needed
to be proactive concerning security. After
visiting five schools, he determined that
there was a need for additional security
within all the schools. They visited Cen-
tral Abaco Primary, Abaco Central High
School, Treasure Cay Primary, S.C. Boo-
tie High School and Fox Town Primary.
Mr. Smith was pleased to find that the
community is supportive of what is going
on in the schools and he commended the
work of the school administrators.
"It was refreshing to visit a number of
schools as we've done today and not to
see any graffiti. That was remarkable," he
exclaimed. "It's not that they're painting
over [it]- it's just that it's not there."
Dr. Black concluded that if given the
opportunity to visit all of the schools, he
would have seen that this was the norm. In
fact, the students had in no way been fore-
warned of their visit, she further stated.
Additionally, Mr. Smith saw very dis-
ciplined students and principals and teach-
ers who were very active. Nevertheless, he

Please see School Page 24

Chief Councillor's Christmas Message

"A~tnd shze shall bringforth a son, and thou shalt call his namefesus for
he sh~all savec hris people frm theirsins." Mlatthew 1:21

During the Christmas season, our thoughts turln~to.' he source of
joy and hope, born more that 2,000 yearsligo, Each year we as
Christians celebrate the life of~esusthat changed the worl~ithi
that conlti~nues to change hearts everyday. This atvesome truth fills
o ur hea rts and souls with gratitude.

.At this special -time of year the Central Abaco District Council is
remninded of our responsibility to serve. The Bahamas is blessed to
hav fie citizens who reach out with a comp assionate hand to
help our brothers and sisters as was demonstrated after the
devastating~ earthquake in Hai-ti.

WTe expre ss our deepest symp athy to all tho se who suffered the
loiss: of loved one this year and pray that thle peace. and love of God
Wiill Con~tinue to comfort them.

As yrou move ab out through your holiday fe stivities, we entire at
you to remember the elderly and less fortunate amongst us, and
most of all remember the almighty God,

who is ~the reason for the season.

;Oribehalf of the Central Abaco Distract -
C~ouicnil, my family and myself ,
I wiish you a blessed, peaceful
and safe Chlristmnas.

Cubell Davis, Jr.
Chrief Ginurcillor. Central Abaco District

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December 15, 2010

Urban Leadership and Doctor of Ministry
degree .
The Theology of Work course will
explore the meaning of work in various
cultures and draw on the social sciences,
history, inter-cultural studies, philosophy
and the traditions of the Judaeo-Christian
Dr. Gwen Dewey, professor, will be
teaching the course, and Rosanne Jantzi
will be assisting Dr. Dewey with the online
class portion.
Persons who have fulfilled the univer-
sity's admission requirements are encour-
aged to register for the course by visiting

Bakke's website at http://www.bgu.edu.
Students who are acceptiedfor the class
will log in on January 10th, 2011, to do
the first week of online studies in order to
meet faculty and get acquainted with the
introductory course concepts needed for
the in-person class portion in Freeport.
Partial scholarships are available along
with special student status for students
who do not have an undergraduate degree.
Enid White serves as Bakke's Abaco coor-
dinator. Beginning in February additional
courses are scheduled to be offered on

Education's security
division visits schools
By Canishka Alexander
Christopher Smith, Acting Director for
the Department of Education's security di-
vision, and Henry Campbell, his Admin-
istrative Assistant, visited Abaco on De-
cember 6 to tour schools that need added
security. They were accompanied by Dr.
Lenora Black, District Superintendent, and
Leslie Rolle, Senior Education Officer.
With an increase in student population

Security officers fr-om the Department of Education visited five schools and recommends
increased security at all rity Division; Dr. Lenora Black, District Superintendent; Leslie Rolle, Senior Education
Qfficer; and Henry Campbell, Administrative Assistant.

Living Easy gave a 10 percent discount
off its entire stock of goods and the fifth
customer got a free cup of coffee. They
also had a select number of items on sale.
The kids and adults had a fun time at
Casiah's Candy Bar and Destiny's Delights
as they could select candies, ice cream and
other treats of their choice. Destiny's De-
lights opened that night for the first time
and is bound to become a popular place for
ice cream and fast snacks.

Open House From Page 7
Greeting and Merry Christmas. Ornaments
could also be seen in the shape of sweets
and treats such as cupcakes, candy canes,
and mints. Also in the store were a lot of
scented candles, candle holders, inspira-
tional messages for the desk and wall and
other wall decorations, and jewelry. There
was something for everyone.

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December 15, 2010

The Abaconian Section B Page 23

Shear Dynamics hair salon offered 50
percent off all Ofray makeup and all Paul
Mitchell products. The shop had refresh-
ments for its clients as well.
Abaco Photos offered free photo ses-
sions and photos with Santa. Any reprints
could be requested for a price. Photos with
Santa were available from 6 to 7 p.m. and
then again from 7:30 p.m. until the Open
House came to a close.

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It is at this most holly time of the year that we want to pause to give thanks for
our saviour's many blessings, and to wish all of our residents a~ndthe wider
Abaco community, a merry Christmzas anrd a wondler~ful: N\ew Year.

We wo~uld like to tharnk you for your support anld commnunity partilcipa~tion over
the yea~rs. When local government pairtner~s Withr you, the resident, on
community projects, much is axccomnplished and we are able to see locally
government at it':s best.

As we enter the yuletidie season, amifs-t the hustle tan bustle andl hectic.
schedulles thact wdontle ivith: hoilidays, mayr we rIot forget the reason wh we
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Police Crime Report

Murder & Armed Robbery On De-
cember 6 at about 6 p.m. police were
called to a house off Forest Drive in Dun-
das Town where a shooting had taken
place. They found the body of a male lay-
ing on the floor covered with blood. He
was identified as Stanley Famous Saintvil.
A female and an infant were both suffering
from gunshot graze wounds to the side of
their faces.
According to the injured woman, she
was at her residence with her kids when a
male entered the house armed with a hand-
gun, a mask over his face. The gunman
demanded cash that they won from playing

School From Page 22

said the addition of more manpower will
improve the security issues. He proposed
hiring private security to man the sites in
the nighttime and then utilize security man-
aged by the administrators during the day
hours .
Dr. Black said that the Ministry of Edu-
cation takes security very seriously in light
of the changing faces of our communities
throughout The Bahamas.
However, Mr. Smith said that The Baha-
mas is doing exceptionally well in this area
when he considered the rest of the world.
Many times, he said, there is only a small
group of students causing schools to have
a bad name. Dr. Black added that many
times altercations occur elsewhere among
students but are brought to the school be-
cause it is a common ground for them.

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the diesel tank was tampered with. It has
left them wondering about their safety and
the safety of the students. Together, she
and Keva are responsible for approximate-
ly 100 students.
The drivers pleaded with parents, gov-
ernment representatives, school officials
and those in the community to support
them in addressing this problem. The mat-
ter is now being investigated by police of-
ficers. It is believed that the incident stems
from a confrontation with students riding
on the bus who received discipline from
one of the drivers.
The women hastened to say that they are
not pointing fingers at any one person. But
they are concerned because if anything else
had been tampered with on the buses, it
could have spelled tragedy for all on board
the buses.

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December 15, 2010

By Canishka Alexander
The police are investigating a problem
involving vandalized school buses. Two
school buses were heavily damaged in
Sandy Point, buses that daily transport stu-
dents to schools in Marsh Harbour.
Nothing could have prepared Jessie and
Penny Bain for what they consider as one
of the cruelest things that has ever hap-
pened to them. They are two of three bus
drivers who live in Sandy Point and pro-
vide transportation to students from San-
dy Point, Crossing Rocks, Bahama Palm
Shores and Cherokee Sound.
Penny said that the morning of Novem-
ber 26, she and her husband awoke to find
that the seats has been slashed on the two
buses. All 30 of the recently covered seats
had been slashed some on the seat and
seat back.
To make matters worse, the keys had
also been removed from the two buses.
They had to call in a locksmith to change
the ignitions and get new sets of keys. Af-
ter receiving an estimate on what it would
cost to correct the damage done to the
seats, Penny was disappointed to hear that
it would run them about $7,600.
On the bus that Keva McKinney drives,

numbers. The man then took $300 from
her bedroom. As he was coming out of the
room, her boyfriend, Stanley, arrived and
got into a struggle with the gunman, who
shot Stanley, then opened fire on her and
her infant daughter. She escaped and called
police from her neighbors' house.
Stealing & Receiving On December
6 a resident of New Providence reported
that on December 5 while he was at a club
in Marsh Harbour, a man he knows from
Central Pines Estates took $4,880 worth of
DJ equipment belonging to him. He later
spoke with the man at his residence and
was confronted by the man and his mother
who told him that he was not getting the
equipment back unless he pays the man
$435 that he owes him. When he returned
with the money, they still refused to return
his equipment.
Stealing A resident of Sweetings Vil-
lage reported that on November 29 he saw
a glack male with a backpack disembark
from the boat of which he is the captain.
The boat was docked at the government
dock in Marsh Harbour. He later check
the mailbags and discovered that five bags
were cut open and an undetermined amount
of mail was removed. He suspects the un-
identified male of stealing mail.
Uncontrollable Child A resident of
Central Pines Estates reported that her
15-year-old granddaughter is sexually ac-
tive, goes out without her permission,
stays out late and is rude to her. As a result
she feels the girl is uncontrollable.

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I ~People in the News

Blue S ky
Original Art Prints Frarning
originals by
Lou Lihou Anne Ray
Malcolm Rae William Johnson
Shula Raney Fritz Keck Kim Rody
Photography by Tuppy
Local Artists
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Colyn Rees
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The Abaconian Section B Page 25

ness for a decade.
In November 2000 John entered the
real estate trade as an Estate Agent and in
less than four years completed all of the
Council of Resident Specialist courses and
Bahamas Real Estate Association require-
ments to become a Real Estate Broker.
John became member of the Bahamas Re-
altor Institute in 2003. In December 2004
he became the first realtor in Abaco to
earn the prestigious Certified Residential
Specialist designation and in January 2008
John became the Bahamas' first Accred-
ited Buyer Representative.
In addition to his Bahamian real estate
training, John has participated in sales and
marketing seminars offered in South Caro-
lina by Marketing and Sales Institute Inc.
John and his wife, Cathi, currently live
ocean front in Treasure Cay and have ex-

perienced firsthand the benefits of invest-
ing in real estate in The Bahamas.
Damianos Sotheby's International Re-
alty is pleased to have John Cash as part of
its Abaco sales team.

Bank manager will
198Ve this month
By Canishka Alexander
Matthew Sawyer, Scotia Bank's current
bank manager, will be leaving Abaco with
his wife, Gwen, just a few days before
Christmas. While on Abaco, many chang-
es have taken place in his life, and one
of those changes involved his becoming

a member of the Marsh Harbour Church
of Christ. On November 21, the members
honoured him and his wife during their
worship service for their contributions in
edifying the church and their love and re-
spect for each other.
The couple was presented with gifts of
appreciation on behalf of the Church, and
a Sunday lunch followed in the Lilla Stra-
chan Fellowship Center at the rear of the
church building.
Matthew Sawyer is scheduled to leave
Abaco on December 20. Lasonya Missick
will continue as the Scotia Bank's manager
at the Marsh Harbour branch.

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joined Damianos
John Cash has joined Damianos Sothe-
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An eighth
gene ra -
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John Cash
was born
on Great
Guana Cay
and grew up
in Treasure
Cay. His ac-
John Cash
counting and
managerial skills lead him to become an
entrepreneur at Treasure Cay where he
simultaneously operated a successful dive
center, boat rental and golf cart rental busi-

Church Newss

Change Ministries mentioned that his visionary leadership has the support of all who were in attendance, it is best for them to maintain their peace
led him to establish a preparatory academy particularly that of their family members. even through tough times. Finally, he
celebrates 8th next to the church in Murphy Town that S no e jy told members that they should be thankful
Pastoal A nivesary will further assist in the development of for Jesus dying on the cross, for life and
Pastoal A nivesary educating our youth. Thanksgiving Service for making their heart God's temple. He
By Canishkia Alexrander Speaking on behalf of the Abaco Chris- By Samlantha V. Evans hopes that the season of th~anksgiving will
Change Ministries International's eighth~ tian Council, Pastor Stephen Knowles told The Dundas Town Church of God has cause more people to think about the many
Pastoral Anniversary was seen as a time Pastor Cornish that he carries something made it their tradition to treat seniors to ways their lives are really blessed rather
of renewal and a time of new beginnings within him that has allowed him to carry a thanksgiving meal after service held on than focus on what they do not have.
as the service began on November 28. on the redemptive work of Christ Thanksgiving Sunday, November 28th. A luncheon followed in the fellowship
Word of dmiatio an resectfor as- Numerous tributes ensued on-screen fol- The focus of the message was to encour- hall.
tor Samuel Cornish and his wife, First
Lad CamenCorish wee epresedby lowed by a dramatization by the church's age believers to give thanks especially if Church at Latterrain
Lad CamenCorish wee epresedby Drama Team when Pastor Cormish gave his God has been good to them mn any way.
many who have come in contact with them life to God. Apostle Alex Archer was the Bishop Campbell led the service and stat- holds Youth Explosion
throgh t~eirminitryspeaker for he service and his sermon w~as ed that even for those who have lost their By Samantha V. Evans
Durig hr rmars, D. Lnor Blckon "Perfecting Divine Order." The mem- jobs, they should put all things in God's On November 19 the Church of the Lat-
District Superintendent, described Pastor
bers were encouraged to stand by the man hands and give thanks. The Bishop stated terrain held a Youth Explosion to which
aonds one ma with a kingdomentality as se of God and ensure that everything lines up that thanksgiving is that aspect of praise all church youth groups were invited to at-
reletd one him a kngdo hi ie'stalwtyarts with the Word of God. Because change is that gives thanks to God. Today, he stated, tend. There were singers, praise dancers
supprt f AacoCenral ighSchol.She a part of the foundation and origin of the is the time to give God thanks for what he and rappers from other churches and, of
suportof bac Cetrl Hgh chol. he church, he told Pastor Cornish that no one has done, what he is doing now and what course, the home church. There were two
--should be a he is about to do. alter calls and many lives were given to
... part of Change Bishop Campbell believes that thanks- God.
0-4.. 4 7, C E-- Ministries and giving should come from a grateful heart. A Gospel concert was held at the church
--not experi- Instead of grumbling and complaining, on November 21st at which time many lo-
Sence change in he encouraged them to take challenges in cal church choirs and soloists performed
Their lives. strides. Peace should rule their lives in- as well.
Pastor Cor- stead of chaos. He reminded them of the
nish thanked awesome plan God has for each of them so
everyone for
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In Memory of Linda Cole

The Members of the

Hope Town District Council

~~CT:. Qif would like to extend their deepest condolences

EIto the family and friends of our beloved Linda

Cole. WNe were honored to have her serve with

9 a us as Secretary to the Council and were
impressed with the dignity and commitment

she brought by her service to the community

she loved and cared for.

She was a shining star in the community of

Hope Town and she will be sorely missed by us

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December 15, 2010

May she rest in peace.

Local Government at Work

Murphy Town Committee Dec 6 actual ceremony will start at 7 p.m.
By IMirella Santillo The point was raised that the Football
The last Murphy Town Committee Association should be responsible for some
meeting for the year 2010 took place in upkeep of Murphy Town Park for its use of
Murphy Town on December 6th at the the soccer field on Sundays and that some
Burial Society. kind of license should be in place for the
Chairman Renardo Curry reported that sale of refreshments.
a derelict area of the town had been cleared Chairman Renardo Curry is following
and the debris taken out for a cost to the up on the Committee's projects concern-
town of $1.500. ing Coconut Tree Bay, Doris Bay and the
The main topic of the evening was Community Center and will keep the mem-
whether to make individual gifts of hams bers up to date on his progress in finding
and turkeys to the Murphy Town residents sponsors. Since last meeting, poles and
or to hold the usual Christmas tree lighting chains were placed at the entrance of Doris
ceremony followed by a buffet dinner for Bay to block access to the grounds to pre-
the people attending. It was decided to hold vent accumulation of trash by people using
the tree lighting ceremony on December the area. The Chairman wants to apply for
18th. The event will start at 1 p.m. with a water and electricity supply for the three
music and entertainment for children. The locations.

Oblitualay/ of Jmily and Wipnd

Linda Elizabeth Cole of Hope Town tensive genealogies of Abaco families for
died on November 29 at the age of 59 while the museum. She was also the secretary of
visiting Nas- the Hope Town District Council.
sau. She She is survived by her husband, Chris-
was born in C topher Thomas Cole; sons, Jason, Darrell
Cherok ee and Damien; grandchildren, Chloe, Madi-
but lived in syn, Sebastian, Samara and Oliver; sister,
Nassau for I U~~Sylvia Bethel and her children, Michelle,
many years Sabrina and Gavin; brother, Jeffrey Lowe
before re- ~"~and his wife, Diane, and their daughter,
turning to Catherine; and with many other family
Abaco. She "?'"" members and friends.
was the ar- Linda Cole Funeral arrangements will be an-
chivist at the Wyannie Malone Historical nounced.
Museum who worked tirelessly on the ex- She will be greatly missed.

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I ~Sports News

ver: Boy's Middleweight. This was CJ's
first tournament and he defeated orange
and blue belts.
Colin Albury Man O War- Silver:
Boy's light-Middleweight. This was also
Colin's first tourney.
Coach Lill explained that in Judo, tour-
nament competitions are based only on
weight and age, not rank, (similar to box-
ing) This means that a white belt ( begin-
ner) can be up against a top ranked black
belt. "I am so proud of each and every
player. I believe that this is one of the very
best performances of any of Abaco's ath-
letic teams. In all cases they fought against
much higher rank opponents with fierce
determination, skill and heart and they
prevailed. They trained for months and it

Please see S ports Page 29

Eight young people competed in a Judo tournament in Nassau and did very well. She~ 01
are, front, Colin Albury, Kevon Lockhart, Jonathan Strachan and Ozeke Swain; middle,
CJ Smith, Rebecca Strachan, Lavaughn Forbes and Ashton Forbes; back, Sensei Rah-
ming and Coach Lill. Ashton brought back a gold in men 's middle weight, a real achieve-
ment for a boy of 15. Others did very well, winning gold, silver and bronze medals.

Public Not ice

~~ Ministry of National Security
Seat Belt Use Now Mandatory
The Ministry of National Security wishes to advise that with effect from 13 Decem-
ber 2010 the Royal Bahamas Police Force will commence strict enforcement of the
seat belt law, which was enacted on 8 March 2002.

The Public is reminded that Section 42 C (1) of the Road Traffic Act states that:
"No person shall drive a motor vehicle or permit a person to ride as a passenger in
that motor vehicle unless that person or that passenger is secured by a seat belt."
Section 42 C (2) states that.
"No person shall ride as a passenger in any motor vehicle on any road unless he
is secured by a seat belt."
Section 42 C (3) states that:
"Where any passenger mentioned under this section n is under the age of five
years, such passenger shall be secured in a passenger seat positioned in the rear
passenger of the motor vehicle."
The Public is further reminded that:
"Any driver of a motor vehicle who drives without a seat or allows a passenger
in such vehicle to ride without a seat belt commits an offence and is liable on
summary conviction to a fine of $300. (Sec. 42 C (4A).
A passenger who rides in a motor vehicle without a seat belt commits an offence
and is liable on summary conviction to a fine of $100." (Sec. 42 C (5)
Section. 42 C (6) states that:
"Every person who is guilty of an offence against this section who being the
person driving the motor vehicle at the time of the
breach, permits a child to ride without a seat belt or secured in a child passen-
ger seat and such person shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine of five
hundred dollars."

The Public should note that Section 42 (b) piovides exemptions to the following class
of vehicles:
(a) a tractor
(b) a motorcycle
(c) an omnibus, except the front seats used by the driver and any other persons
sitting alongside the driver's seat
(d) a truck, except the front seats used by the driver and any other passenger sit-
ting alongside the driver's seat, and in case of a truck with double rows of seats
in the cab double rows of seats.
(e) motor vehicles specifically designed for the use of the physically or medically
The Ministry requests that the motoring public pay careful attention to tlus an-
nouncement and buckle up.
Seat Belts save lives.

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December 15, 2010

a grueling event and only the best trained
and conditioned athletes could medal."
Approximately 70 players, the best in
The Bahamas, competed and the eight
from Abaco achieved amazing results, all
winning either gold three, or silver five.
What is even more remarkable is that five
of the team members were rookies with no
tournament experience whatsoever.
The individual results are as follows:
Ashton Forbes Gold in Men's Middle-
weight. "Ashton, who has only just turned
15, further cemented his position as the
premier junior fighter in The Bahamas.

None of his matches were even close, as
expected," stated Coach Lill.
Ozeke Swain Murphy Town- Silver:
Men's Heavyweight. "Ozeke beat black
and brown belts definitively and is a real
team leader," commented his coach.
Lavaughan Forbes Bahama Palm
Shores- After two bronze medal tourneys
in a row, Lavaughan broke through and
won Gold in the Boy's Middleweight.
Johnathan Strachan Bahama Palm
Shores Gold: Boy's Lightweight. "This
was Johnny's first competition and he was
skilled and fierce," enthused his coach.
Kevon Lockhart Marsh Harbour Sil-
ver; Boy's Lightweight.
Rebecca Strachan Bahama Palm Shores
-Silver: Women's Senior. This was an
awesome result as Rebecca has only been
studying judo for six months.
CJ Smith Bahama Palm Shores Sil-

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A team of eight very proud and excited
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"This tournament was in the Judo and
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arm and head locks and bars were al-
lowed," explained Coach Lill, who trained
the team and accompanied them. "It was


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Sports From Page 28
wasn't easy but their hard work has now
paid off. I am looking forward to train-
ing the other 12 players to the point where
they also can travel to tourneys next year,"
said Coach Lill.

Soccer Season

Starts Again
By IMirella Santillo
The 2010-2011 soccer season started on
November 28th with two games played at
the Murphy Town Park soccer field, the
first official games in a long time.

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After a year and a half of inactivity, the
league has come back in force with eight
men's teams, the Hope Town Show Stop-
pers, Marsh Harbour New Stars, Treasure
Cay Tigers, Treasure Cay Farm, Auskell
Medics, Stanley Steelers, Marsh Harbour
Showoffs and Abacom United. Only three
teams so far have sponsors. They are look-
ing for additional sponsors.
For the first time, three women's teams
have joined the league, the Mud Girls,
Peas Girls and Sandbank Divas. Accord-
ing to the President of the Abaco Football
Association, Malcolm Spicer, it promises
to be an exciting "football" season,
A large crowd of approximately 300

people frequented the field that Sunday.
Among them were soccer fans supporting
their favorite team but also entire families
taking advantage of a safe environment
for children to play and enjoying the food
and drinks that could be purchased. Ap-
proximately 20 men belong to each team.
Coaches, managers and supporters accom-
pany them to the games, all contributing to
swell the ranks of the spectators.
The first game was played between the
Marsh Harbour Showoffs and the Auskell
Medics. It was a tight game with only one
goal scored by Judeston Monestine, giving
the Auskell Medics the victory with 1-0.
An only goal also, scored by Remy Al-

tidor in the following game, contributed to
the victory of Abacom United against the
Treasure Cay Tigers.
Patrice Charles, physical education
teacher at Abaco Central High School and
a long time referee for the soccer associa-
tion, was the line man for the two games,
Hervie Tilus and "Roro" Evans were the
During the fall and winter months
games are played every Sunday. The first
game is scheduled to start at 1:30 p.m. and
the second one at 3:30 p.m. There is a $3
entrance fee, and the grounds are moni-
tored by policemen on duty during the af-

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Charter freight stops en route on request

An oldtimer speaks of the early lumbering days

In 1949 when he returned to Hope
Town, he started quickly to build a boat
and has been building them ever since.
Initially, due to the popularity of the Man-
O-War built boats, he sold most of his
boats in Nassau. He got $60 for the first
boat he sold; now he spends twice as much
on just the bottom paint.
He recalls that when he first started
building boats, only one person in Hope
Town had an inboard motor, Robley Rus-
sell, which was a 4 hp Briggs and Strat-
ton. He said after that he started installing
them in some of the boats he built.
Mr. Malone said that, though he has
not kept count, he estimates that over the
54 years he has been building, he has built

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Page 30 Section B The Abaconian

December 15, 2010

By Timothy Roberts
Winer Malone was just eight years old
when he and his family moved in 1937
from Hope Town to the second Cornwall
settlement where his stepfather worked for
the Abaco Lumber Company. The second
Cornwall town was located just south of
present day Crossing Rocks but on the
western side of the island.
It wasn't very long after he and his fam-
ily had moved to Cornwall that the mill
operation moved further south to Cross
Harbour and later it moved to Pine Ridge
on Grand Bahama. He spent about 12 years
between the three mill towns before return-
ing to Hope Town when he was about 20
or 21 years old.
The houses at Cornwall, which were
similar to the ones built at Cross Harbour
and Pine Ridge, while cheaply built (be-
cause they were temporary homes for the
workers) featured a front porch. In settle-
ments such as Hope Town only those who
made more money such as boat captains
had front porches as they were considered
a luxury. The houses in the mill towns
were provided for the workers by the saw-
mill company.
Mr. Malone said they used metal drums
to make wood-burning stoves, cutting out
an area in the back where they could push
the wood in. They made a stack on the top

that carried
the smoke
the house.
There were
wells locat-
ed through-
out the
from which
theydrewWiner IMalone
water by hand pumps.
They used kerosene for light at both
Cornwall and Cross Harbour, but in Pine
Ridge, where living conditions were bet-
ter they had enough electricity to use light
bulbs. Also at Pine Ridge they were pro-
vided with a government nurse; however,
at the other settlements as he remembers,
they had to care for themselves,
The sawmill, powered by a steam en-
gine, was located about two miles in from
the shore and was sometimes as close as a
couple hundred feet from the houses. When
a big shipment came in, Mr. Malone said
the mill would plane wood all throughout
the day and night.
His stepfather, Milton Albury of Man-
O-War, was captain of the Donald Roberts,
a tug boat that moved the barges in and out
and doubled as a freight boat making trips
to Nassau or Palm Beach for supplies. He

remembered on many occasions going into
Nassau with his stepfather and "seeing all
the lights while it was still dark" which
was quite an event for him.
The school at the time was made up of a
"couple dozen" children who were taught
in a single open room. They had only one
teacher; however, that teacher changed
several times while he was there and in-
cluded Sam Collins, Ivan Russell, Austin
Sweeting and Lynn Russell.
He and his friends used scrap wood
from the sawmill to make locomotives or
tug boats to play with. He said, "We made
waves with the sawdust and pretended to
crash over the waves with them."
When the operation was finished in an
area, the company mostly abandoned the
houses they built, selling what they could
to people who would use the wood to build
their own house elsewhere. A few houses
where moved from Pine Ridge back to
Abaco and are still in use today in Spring
When Mr. Malone would be out of
school or after working and had a vacation,
he would often spend time with his uncle
watching him build boats. After he had fin-
ished his schooling, he started building his
first boat using his stepfather's tools while
he was still at Pine Ridge, even though
they were not close to water there.

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about 200 boats. The largest boat he built
was a 20-foot sailboat.
Several of his boats are still in the area,
owned by people who care for them dili-
gently realizing they are a relic from the
past. They are used only for ceremonial
occasions or for an occasional race.

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The Abaconian Section B Page 31

Hurricane Clips

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12' Hobie "Outback" Pedal Drive Kayak,
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sheild, w/225 HP Mercury Optimax. $79 000
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NEWI DORROS COVE: One of the few lots available in this coveted private residential
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GUMELEMI RIDGE: 10,494 sq. ft. elevated lot in Elbow Cay. $120,000. Ref. P510603
GUANA CAY: Half acre building site with views, underground utilities and lots of palm
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LUBBERS QUARTERS: Beachfront lot with 80 ft. 0f beachfront, lush tropical landscaping
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SALE PENDINGI BUSTIC BIGHT: 1.3 waterfront acres just 10 minutes from Marsh Har-
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REDUCEDI LITTLE HARBOUR: Private waterfront lot on a peninsula. 160 ft. on the water,
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Marsh Harour
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Hope~ Town
T: 242 366-0700
C: 242 577-8533

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Marsh Harbour
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Marsh Harbour
T: 242 367-5454
C: 242 577-0333

December 15, 2010



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

2.3 acre waterfront property has 40 3.7 acre s
ft. elevations, a sandy beach cove, utilities an
and small cottage. the new 4
$595,000. Ref. AS11548

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