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Place of Publication: Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas
Publication Date: January 1, 2011
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VOLUME 19 NUMBER 1 JANUARY 1st, 2011


North Abaco holds a Christmas Celebration
Third Annual Celebration is held despite cold blustery weather
By Canishka Alexander
Blustery and frigid conditions greeted
the third annual Christmas Celebration in
North Abaco on December 13. The event
included the lighting of the Christmas
Tree by the Prime Minister. Alongside the
Rt. Hon. Hubert Ingraham was the Hon.
Charles Maynard, Minister of Youth,
Sports and Culture, as he participated in
the official tree lighting ceremony.
Before the official opening program be-
gan, many visited the food vendors to sam-
ple the delicacies they had prepared while
others browsed handcrafted items that
craft vendors had on display. Austin Mills,
principal of Fox Town Primary School and
moderator for the spectacular event, could
be seen socializing with people before he
headed to the stage to open the program.
Stephen Pedican, Chief Councillor for
so North Abaco, said that despite the inclem-
ent weather he was pleased to see every-
one out that night as they "jump started"
their Christmas festival. Theophilus Cox,
administrator for North Abaco, reminded
them that the celebration of Christmas was
to commemorate the birth of Jesus Christ.
He added that it was also a time for thanks-
giving. "I am sure tonight that you would
The Prime Minister turned on the lights of the Christmas tree at the North Abaco's Christmas Celebration held at the Treasure Cay prefer to have this cold than to have had a
Primary School grounds on December 13. Despite cold, windy weather, crowds enjoyed the holiday atmosphere that included an hurricane during 2010, and so for this, we


entertaining program along with food booths and gift and craft booths. Santa is shown with the stocking of candies and goodies that
each child received. They also got a wrapped toy. The happy people with Santa are Alexis McIntosh, Mackell Hall, the Rt. Hon.
Hubert Ingraham and the Hon. Charles Maynard, Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture.


Please see Celebration Page 5


Santa visits Man-O-War Don't miss Junkanoo
on Christmas morning Sea Spray Resort. Midnight* December 31
Green Turtle Cay Noon January 1


I.9 Little League competition

-it will be held here in July


Santa was a welcome guest on Man-O-War on Christmas morning as he visits the
community every year. Children are always eager to see what he has brought them.
Everyone in town comes out to welcome him and enjoy the festive occasion. The event
concludes with a feast of food prepared by the women. See story on page 2.



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An international Little League tournament is scheduled to be held on Abaco in July
2011. Teams will be coming from Mexico and the Caribbean to compete with Baha-
mian teams. The Hon. Charles Maynard, Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture, third
from left, announced central governments' support at a press conference on December
13. An organizing committee has been formed under the leadership of Chairman Mal-
colm Spicer, far left. The committee will work with the Ministries of Sports and Tour-
ism as well as the Bahamas Little League organization. Sii,,u are Mr. Spicer, Mr.
Stuart with Bahamian Little League; Mr. Maynard; Tim Munnings, Director of Sports;
Ishmael Morley with the Ministry of Sports; and Wynsome Ferguson with Abaco's
Tourism office. See story on page 5.






Page 2 Section A The Abaconian


Man-O-War welcomes Santa every Christmas morning


Man-O-War's community Christmas
tree dates back to 1938 when Aunt Lily,
wife of visiting yachtsman Ted Zickes, cut
and decorated a tree on Christmas morn-
ing for the community. She was assisted by
Vernon Albury, who was 15 years old and
worked with Mr. Zickes on his boat. Ver-
non's wife, Patricia, was only seven but
recalls the excitement of getting a piece of
Christmas candy.
Seventy-two years later the tradition
continues. Santa first visited in 1951 when
Patricia bought a Santa suit for her hus-
band which he wore almost every year un-
til shortly before his death in 2001. This
holiday event has expanded to embrace the
community with prayers, a bit of history,
carols, a visit by Santa and a grand feast.
The event takes place on the playing field
behind the school.


This year the short welcome session was
begun by Ben Albury followed by other
community members. After the prayers,
carols and remarks, the children gathered
and were encouraged to call for Santa.
They were eager for his arrival so their
calls got louder and louder. Santa soon ar-
rived, and the children lined up to receive
a small gift from Santa's bag while larger
gifts were handed out by Santa's helpers.
Meanwhile, the adults lined up at the
nearby food table which was liberally sup-
plied with a variety of food prepared by
Man-O-War's famous cooks. Six gallons
of ice cream at the end of the food line was
an especially popular item.
An estimated 200 to 300 adults and chil-
dren attended. Many of the island's sec-
ond homeowners are welcomed as well as
persons who grew up on Man-O-War but


are now living in other communities. The
event reinforces friendships and is one of


many settlement events which binds this
tight-knit community together.


After Santa's visit to Man-OWar, the party continues. A large display of delicious foods
are offered -i it/i everyone visits and enjoys the morning. This tradition goes back a long
way and <,wi"' iiiUii. to the close ties that the community cherishes.


The children of Man-O-War gather at the school grounds on Christmas morning to wait
for Santa. They have to call loudly so he'll hear them and come.


Man-O-War residents have several places to relax and enjoy the views on their cay. This
gazebo is located on the sheltered side of the crossing. Benches and a table encourage
people to take a picnic -/ i l steps lead down to the water for enjoying a dip.


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FAR NIENTE MOVE IN! 4 bed/5 bath,
5,000 sq. ft. on excellent swimming beach,
near public dock, turnkey. US$2,490,000.
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bath home with breezeway connection,very private,
shaded decks, steps to beach. US$1,200,000.
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HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #3125
SIROCCO OCEANFRONT 4 bedroom
3 bath home. 1/2 acre on North End.
Dock access close by. US$1,200,000.
Jane.Patterson@SothebysRealty.com


HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #5158
PLANE TO SEA HARBOUR FRONT- 4/4 with
105 ft. of protected deep water & 130 fc of dockage.
One of a kind.Trades welcome. US$1,300,000.
Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com


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Key West-style, 4/2, swimming pool, high end DorrosCove.3b2hnewlyrenovad,tastefullydecorated
finishes. Harbourviews. US$1,395,000. Dock slip with lift atTahiti Beach. US$1,250,000.
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CLIFFORDrSAWYER HOUSE-Thisrenovated3 bed2 FRESCA Large spacious 4 b, 3 1/2 b,
bathhomeintheheartofHopeTown.Poolgreatdecks, covered deck overlooks pool. A short
outside shower & detached efficiency.$950,000. ride to Hope Town. US$795,000.
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HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #4449 HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #5875 HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #5230
UPPER DECK Threestorey3bed 3 bathseaewhorre TREEHOUSE Nelbuit 3b'2bwithcargelhouse VALENTINE'S Historic 3 bed 2 bath with
Immaculatecondition Spacious &famiyfriendlySeparate Phenominal elevation; panoramic views Shared dock lighthouseviews.Stepstopublicdock.shortwalk
entrancedownstairsperfectforguests. US$650,000. Listig for below replaemnt costt US$595,000. to beach. Good rental history. US$500,000.
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HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #5408
DUNWANDERIN The perfect little cottage in the
heart of HopeTown. 3/2 buik in 1890, completely
renovated & restored, like new. US$499,000.
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HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #2291
HONEYMOON COTTAGE Adorable 2/2
cottage in the heart of Hope Town 50 paces
from beautiful sandy beach. US$495,000.
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HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #5699
LIL HOPE 2 bed/2 bath Loyalist cottage
across from the Mission House.Walk to shops
& restaurants, good rental. US$475,000.
Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com


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starter home. Spacious verandah with in this spacious, well-appointed home with 360
beach access around the corner. $295,000. degreeviews.Deeded dock slip. US$690,000.
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LUBBERS QUARTERS #5284 LUBBERS QUARTERS #4939
HUMMINGBIRD COTTAGE & GARDEN COTTAGE GETAWAY -AsAco OCEAN CLUB Cozy I bed I
Two cottages with total 3 bed 2 bath, deeded bath cottage with AfC on the waten Community
dockage and beach across the street $399,000. dock Extra lot available. $349,000.
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LOTS & ACREAGE
HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY
95029 Big Rock Hill One acre oceanfront, 149 on theAtlantic. US$665,000. Kerry Sullivan
#2969 Big Point Lot 11 112 acre beaclifront building site. US$450,000. Kerry Sullivan
#5404 Heron View North End lot with Sea ofAbaco views protected by restrictive
covenants, 18,000 sq. ft.. Lot: US$216,000. Dock Slip: US$50,000. Kerry Sullivan
#5753 HopeTown Point Lot 70A NEW LISTING 11,350 sq. ft. building site on the norch
end. One block offthe Sea ofAbaco. Close to sandy beach. B$165,000. Kerry Sullivan
#5754 Hope Town Point Lot 70B NEW LISTING 12,640 sq ft on the north end. Build
up for views of the Atlantic. Beach across the street. B$ I 85,000.Kerry Sullivan
#4905 UNDER CONTRACT Ocean Bluff Dorros Cove. $475,000. Kerry Sullivan
#43 13 New Settlement Hillside lots w/ underground utilities and concrete roads in quiet
residential community. Access to beach. Starting at: $140,000. Kerry Sul livan
#4825 North End Lot 5 1 a Ocean View, 10,042 sq.ft. $ 185,000. Jane Patterson
#5236 North End Lot 5 1 b Ocean View, 12,35 1 sq.ft. $ 195,000. Jane Patterson
#4826 North End Lot 66 -Almost 1/2 acre lot Underbrushed. $189,000. Jane Patterson
#3207 Seagrape -White Sound Oceanfront building site, excellent elevation, 101 fL
on the Atlantic, near public dock. $375,000. Kerry Sullivan
#439S Shepherd Needle Hill 3.7 acres, 140' on deep water coastline, views oftheAtlantic
Ocean, Sea ofAbaco, &Tahiti Beach. US$995,000. Kerry Sullivan.
34246 Surfer's Rest Lot 8 UNDER CONTRACT Ocean views. $149,000. Jane Patterson


HOPE TOWN I ELBOWCAY #2584
Top OF THE WORLD OCEAN VIEW White
Sound 2 bed, 1.5 bath, bonus room, retail space
on main floorshort wallcto beach. US$400,000.
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LUBBERS QUARTERS #5409
SUNSET VIEW 2 bed I bath beachfront
cottage nestled in the trees with large
deck and priyate boat basin. $575,000.
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HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #4161
A7LANTic DREAM OCEAN FRONT
in Dorros Cove. Includes designated
boat slip at Tahiti Beach. US$350,000.
Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com


HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #5728
CLOUD NINE 2 bed12 bath home in the quiet
neighbourhood of the North End of Elbow Cay.
Close to dockage. Good rental. US$48S,000.
Jane.Patterson@SothebysRealty.com


HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #5707
VERDE VISTA BUTTONwooD BAY- This
2 storey 4 bed 3 bath home is tucked
away amongst the native trees. $399,000.
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cy, 200' private 44940 Abaco Ocean Club Lot IS Steps to water, dockage available. $ 180,000. Laurie Schreiner
>ttage.$325,000. 44433 Abaco Ocean Club Lot 46 Large waterfront IoL Stunningviews. $298,000. Laurie Schreiner
,Realty.com #3947 Abaco Ocean Club Lot 143 Approximately 11,450 sq.ft. $150,000. Bill Albury
#4606 Abaco Ocean Club Lot 152 NEW PRICE dockage. $119,900. Laurie Schreiner
94713 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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Tilloo Cay
Stunning 11 acre estate on sea to sea property. Boasts 6 bedrooms, o.5 bathrooms
throughout three luxurious villas. Other features include a fully equipped dock in a
protected cove, a day dock, beach, pool, jacuzzi hot tub and unsurpassed views of
the Sea of Abaco. A secluded, private island feel with communities close by.
$4,980,000 Ref#7162
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Man-O-War 3 bed/3 bath home on
double oceanfront lot. Exquisite views
of the Atlantic Ocean. Wrap around
porch and 150' of rocky shoreline.
$1,200,000 Ref#7205


.vhan-u-war Cay
Bahamian style hilltop home on large
plot offering views of the protected creek
and Sea of Abaco. Includes boat house
and private dock.
$1,100,000 Ref47365


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SkyView
Marsh Harbour 4 bed/2.5 bath hilltop
sanctuary. This 1.4 acre treasure features
a pool, 4,250 sq.ft. residence and land-
scaped grounds.
$1,200,000 Ref#7364


Great sale Cay
370 acre parcel stretching from sea to
sea. Includes protected Tom Johnson
Harbour. Great location for eco-resort,
bonefishing or island exploration.
$9,900,000 Ref#0320


Pelican Shores Lubbers Quarters
Marsh Harbour 2 bed/2.5 bath, 2,400 9 acre sea to sea property comprising 3
sq.ft. waterfront home on a 12,250 sq.ft. bed/3 bath residence and 1 bed/I bath
lot. Lovely views of the sea. Quiet cottage. Property has large dock. Great
neighborhood. possibilities.
$1,200,000 Ref#6965 $1,980,000 Ref#7167


Man-O-War Cay
4 bed/3 bath spacious island home on
6,300 sq.ft. lot.. Features wrap around
porch, central a/c, laundry room, and sun
patio
$390,000 Ref#7380


own-UUU1 Day
Harbour front condo and store frontage
available in exclusive planned com-
munity. Your perfect island live/work
property in Schooner Bay.
Starting from $178,000 Ref#7396


CneroKee Dounu
Large home lots in secluded area with
an ocean view atop The Hill Access to
private beaches nearby. Close to Little
Harbour and Winding Bay
$495,000 Ref#7051


Treasure Cay
2 bed/2 bath condo within the prestigious
resort community of Treasure Cay. Fea-
tures lovely harbour views manicured
grounds and close to all amenities.
$275,000 Ref#7195


Joe Bookie's Bay Hope Town
Bookie's Bay 2 bed/2 bath home on Oceanfront lot in the heart of the settle-
4 acres of natural unspoiled property. ment with beautiful beach and snorkel-
Features 130' of beachfront as well as ing reef Steps away from all of Hope
commanding views. Town's amenities.
$500,000 Ref#7079 $560,000 Ref#7095
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Leisure Lee
3 bed/2 bath home on double lot.
Features an open floor plan. Screened
in wrap around porch offers the best in
outdoor entertainment.
$280,000 Ref#5366


Bahama Palm Shores
2 bed/2 bath, 2,000 sq.ft. home with
spacious living area with a bonus gam-
ing room. Located on a dead end road
offering private surroundings.
$349,000 Ref#7320


Lubbers Quarters Guana Cay
4.5 acres spanning sea to sea with rocky Oceanfrontliving! Chanming3 bed/3bath
shoreline and beaches. A smaller water- furnished cottage on Guana Cay's Dolphin
front portion is also available. Site is per- Beach. Quiet community but close to all
fect for single or multi family use. the action on Guana. Great rental history.
$795,000 Ref#6454 $825,000 Ref#7310




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


Private Island Peninsula
This 12 acre peninsula is the most
elevated property on the island and has
over a half a mile of waterfront with
over 1,000' in the protected harbour.
$495,000 Ref#7051


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Little Harbour
12,399 sq.ft. lot with amazing views
overlooking the peaceful community of
Little Harbour. Amazing building site.
Foundation for guest house completed.
$110,000 Ref#7176
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Summerwind
Guana Cay 2 bed/2 bath cottage situ-
ated in Guana Sea Side Village. Access
to the Sea of Abaco and only steps from
the ocean.
$249.900 Ref#7196


Guana Sea Side Village 3,080 sq.ft. Beach access steps away $55,000


Lubbers Quarters
1+ acres lot with over 120' of waterfront
on the Sea of Abaco. Great opportunity
for investment or future building. Deep
water in front.
$250,000 Ref#6671


Schooner Bay Little Bridge Beach oceanfront lot. $365,000


Bahama Coral Island 10,000 sq.ft. slightly elevated. $18,000 Sand Banks Creek 1.2 acres. 64' of rocky shoreline. $75,000
Bahama Palm Shores Residential lots available. From $32,000 Lubbers Quarters Waterfront lot, 100 x 200. $199,500
Yellowwood Hilltop lots w/views of Cherokee Creeks. From $88,500 Little Abaco Waterfront lot 0.711 acres with power $20,000
Bahama Coral Island 3 lots 9,000 sq. ft. each, 30+ ft. elevation. $25,000 Each Long Beach 1/4 acre lots in quiet community. From $45,000
Sunrise Bay 9,750 sq.ft. lot with partial marina & sea views. $230,500 Sweetings Village 9,000 sq.ft. vacant lot. $55,000


lucked Away
Sand Banks 2 bed/2 bath home on 1.4
acres of land running from the highway
to the Sea of Abaco. 80' of water
frontage.
$210.000 -Ref#6582


Casunna romt
3 bed/2 bath home in a quiet area. 1,624
sq.ft. of air conditioned living space
located across from the canal. Well
designed and fully furnished.
$240,000 Ref#7344


Hope Town Oceanfront lot 55' of ocean. $950,000
Dundas Town 9,000 sq.ft. lot on Christie Street. $40,000
Murphy Town Residential lots. Financing available. From $45,000
Cherokee Sound 34,922 sq.ft. lot on "The Hill". $275,000
Sunrise Bay- 11,140sq.ft lot with partial foundation $194,000
Sunrise Bay- Large elevated, graded lot with views of the Sea $298,000


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Marsh Harbour
242-367-2992


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Treasure Cay
242-367-2992


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Celebration From Page I
give thanks," he pointed out.
The performances during the program
included Christmas carols sung by students
from Head Start Academy, Fox Town Pri-
mary School and Treasure Cay Primary
School as the crowd moved in closer to the
stage to cheer them on and sing along.
A familiar-looking Santa Claus sat in
front of the Christmas tree to distribute
stockings filled with gifts for the long line
of eager children. He was assisted by a
team of Tourism representatives.
Even more excitement was in store for
the young ones as Dora the Explorer, Spi-


derman and SpongeBob took to the stage
for a Character for Kids performance. Af-
ter wishing them a Feliz Navidad, the well
loved characters soon had everyone danc-
ing to the Hokey Pokey song.
The remainder of the program catered to
band performances with favourites including
New Direction, the New Entry Band and the
Royal Bahamas Defence Force Pop Band.
The crowd courageously fought against
the cold to ensure that the celebration was
successful including representatives from
the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture
and the Ministry of Tourism, who jointly
host the event each year.


A Christmas Celebration is held annually at Treasure Cay for the residents of North
Abaco. The program included many school groups performing. 5i, 'in are students of the
Head Start Academy from Treasure Cay performing. The tree lighting segment was fol-
lowed by several bands including the Royal Bahamas Police Force Pop Band.


By Mirella Santillo
The Minister of Sports and Culture,
the Hon. Charles Maynard, announced
his official support and that of the gov-
ernment to Abaco's Little League Base-
ball Committee in its endeavor to host an
international tournament to be held on
Abaco in July 2011. He made this an-
nouncement at the television studio in
Dundas Town on December 13th. The
tournament will include teams from
Mexico and the Caribbean areas.
The newly appointed Director of
Sports, Tim Munnings, accompanied the
Minister. The District Administrator for
Little League Baseball in The Bahamas,
Eddie Claude, came from Freeport to
participate in the announcement and con-
firm his support.
Abaco's Committee wants the public
to know the importance of an internation-
al event being held on Abaco as far as
tourism and our economy are concerned,
especially after the success of the inter-
national Darts Tournament last August.
The officials want to assure the local
Committee and the public that the tourna-
ment has the full support of the Ministry
and that financial help will be forthcom-
ing to bring the facilities to standard and
to supply bleachers for spectators.
Malcolm Spicer, chairman of the local
Little League committee, mentioned how
important and prestigious such a tourna-
ment will be for the island. He went over


some of the general facts known so far
such as the number of teams participating
- 12, he believes, and the approximate
number of people expected, 300 to 400.
Mr. Spicer explained that two fields
will be used for the event, one at Murphy
Town Park, which will have to be im-
proved and brought to standard size, and
one on Man-O-War Cay. Camp Abaco
has been retained to accommodate the
young athletes while parents and other
adults will stay at local hotels and resorts.
Minister Maynard expressed his ex-
citement at knowing that another inter-
national sports tournament will be held
in The Bahamas and said it was a great
opportunity to be able to host a baseball
tournament. He called on Abaco to give
Mr Spicer and his team its full support.
The international press will be here to
feature stories on Abaco. "Make sure
they showcase us well," he asked.
Several Bahamian teams will compete
including at least two national teams and
several Little League teams from Family
Islands. Mr. Maynard continued, "We
want to open baseball to every island in
this country. The bottom line," he con-
cluded, "is that we are attracting teams
from all over, so we have to be up to par.
Abaco has proven itself with the darts
and fits all the requirements."
There will be day activities on both
fields but night activities will be held
only at the Murphy Town location.


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Thank you for your business throughout the past year.

Our stores will be open during normal business hours for most
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Abaco Hardware
thanks its customers
By Timothy Roberts
Just a week before Christmas Abaco
Hardware held its annual customer appre-
ciation day with treats and store-wide spe-
cials for all who came.
This year, as they have done for many
years, Abaco Hardware has a raffle which
is drawn on Christmas Eve. Customers
who spend $100 or more can enter their
name to be drawn for one of several prizes
which include a GE washing machine, an
Avanti refrigerator, a gas grill and a De-
Walt compound miter saw.
Customers shopped excitedly, taking
advantage of the 25 percent discount on


many items and were thrilled with the extra
special 50 percent off on Christmas lawn
decorations.
Customers appreciated the refreshments
provided, which consisted of deviled eggs,
a variety of sandwiches and ham rolls, fruits
and meatballs as well as sodas and water.
Abaco Hardware has been having customer
appreciation days for over 20 years as a way
to give back to the customers who have sup-
ported them through the years.
Open House at
Island Girl Boutique
By Samantha V. Evans
Christmas is a time for merchants to
provide locals with ways that they can


maximize their dollars and on December
11th Island Girl Boutique in Marsh Har-
bour held its annual open house where
patrons received 20 percent off inventory
storewide. Customers who spent $50 or
more were also entered into a raffle. The
winner will receive an outfit but several
other persons will receive gift certificates.
All of this is in an effort to spread a little
love this Christmas season.
Many took advantage of the 50 percent
off racks and clearance areas that are al-
ways in the store. Owner, Kellie Albury
stated that fashions for this Christmas are
all about the bling. Accessories are the big-
ger the better. She has had a lot of new ac-
cessories in stock but they sell out quickly.
Other styles include long ranging earrings.


The colors this season are browns, blacks,
grays and purples. She carries clothing for
children, teens and adults. Scarves have
also been moving quickly this holiday.
The staff can be contacted by calling
367-0283 or on Face Book. The store is
located next to Regattas of Abaco.
Open Houses on
Queen Elizabeth Drive
By Mirella Santillo
The tradition of businesses holding
open houses continued in Marsh Har-
bour as Christmas was getting closer. On
December 10th the owners of Monkey's

Please see Central Page 10


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Several shops hold open houses annually before Christmas. One of them, Monkey's
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The Editor


Routinely, families and friends give
gifts on several occasions each year. Birth-
days and anniversaries are two of the more
common events for families, with one per-
son being honoured. Valentine's Day may
find a young lady receiving a gift from an
admirer or a husband.
American Thanksgiving is not recog-
nized in The Bahamas, but many of our
families here have a similar gathering often
with friends and relatives sharing in a feast
of thanksgiving. This is another form of
giving a meal and fellowship.
The Christmas holidays represent the
largest giving of gifts for the year. Chil-
dren get the most attention, but gift giving
is common among friends and relatives.
Employers often treat their staff to a com-
pany dinner and may also give presents or
bonuses.
On a larger scale many gifts are given to
schools, charities, Junkanoo groups, sailing
regattas, heritage events and other commu-
nity happenings. These may take the form
of a cash donation or grant, needed materi-
als or labour, food or merchandise. Many
of these donations are made anonymously
while others are publicly given with photos
and fanfare.
Many of our community projects are
funded entirely by donations. These dona-
tions have helped Abaco be where it is to-
day. But it is not only the large donations
we need to be thankful for. We need to be
grateful for even the least of the gifts.
Even with the poor economic conditions
in the United States and the slowdown
it has caused in The Bahamas, Abaco is
believed to be doing better than other Ba-
hamian islands. Corporate gifts and dona-
tions may be lower than normal, but they
continue to flow to worthy causes.
We live in an area where many of our
visitors are generous. Their contributions
to our communities have helped us develop
to the stage we are today. All Abaco resi-
dents need to be grateful that we live where
there are so many generous people.
It seems that Abaco's general prosperity
coupled with well meaning and generous
second homeowners, visitors and success-


Says


Wen


ful business ventures donate so often that it
is expected and accepted without thanking
the donor.
We have seen several instances this sea-
son of substantial gifts being accepted by
organizations without any thanks or recog-
nition given in return. In one instance, be-
sides not saying thanks, the attitude seemed
to be that the gift was a burden they could
have done without, even though the do-
nated items were extremely useful to the
organization's goals.
We have a tendency to take these kind
and generous actions for granted. But we
need to mend our ways and show our ap-
preciation of what others do for us.
Saying "thank you" is the least that
should be said. It does not cost anything,
and the gesture goes a long way toward
future good relations, even possibly future
donations. Saying thanks is especially ap-
propriate at this time of the season.

Big agriculture

returns
About three weeks ago we were asked
to go to the landing at the Treasure Cay
ferry dock as the first of several loads of
farm equipment was being off-loaded. The
range and size of the equipment were im-
pressive; a large road grader, large and
small bulldozers, front loaders, generators
and a variety of large farm implements.


Response to Dave Gale
Dear Editor,
Please allow me to respond briefly to a
letter written to the Abaconian (15th No-
vember, 2010, issue) by Dave Gale of
Hope Town suggesting that Local Govern-
ment should have more control of the is-
land's local affairs.
Congratulations, Dave. I'm happy as
your former MP to see that you are in
support of Local Government. This is
a complete reversal of your thinking in
1993 when you felt that Local Govern-
ment should have NO say in affairs affect-
ing their community. You went so far as
to accuse Local Government of attempting
to steal your property. You also sought the
help of a PLP General from Murphy Town
to lobby Central Government to lease you
and your partners ALL the property in
front of the Hope Town Harbour Lodge.
(What hoggish ways!)
The good people of Hope Town can
thank the local Boards of Works of 1993
for securing a major or portion of the Gov-
ernment property for community use. Can
you imagine the congestion we would have
around the Hope Town Post Office and
ferry dock without this property!


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eed to be appreciative

More impressive was the fact that this the political chiefs. The goals of thi
was the first of more boat loads still to tion are large and impressive as ev
come. Immediately, tractors and the grader by the size and variety of equipment
began improving the four-mile road lead- here.
ing to the farm area. Since that first ship- Abaco has a rich tradition in
ment arrived on December 12, two more ture dating to 1830 when pineapple
ships have brought full loads, exported followed by 322,000 po
We were introduced to Mr. Paul Baker citrus and other fruit exported in 18
by Mr. Edison Key. Apparently, the two forget that farming then was by h
men met earlier and Mr. Key convinced shipping was by sailboat.
him of Abaco's farm potential. Of the Agriculture rose and fell for t
3,000 or more acres of fallow land in the 100 years on Abaco with the firs
Norman's Castle area, 1200 acres have scale farm being undertaken in tU
been leased to Abaco Foods Ltd. for large 1950s by J.B. Crockett on 3,00
scale farming. Mr. Baker said the opera- south of Marsh Harbour. That area
tion will focus on organic farming without cently been leased to local farmers
pesticides or chemical fertilizers. It was and 10 acre plots.
said that the farm's output is to be geared Agriculture began in the Normal
to the domestic market which imports half tie area, where the new farm will lo
a billion dollars of food products annually. 1972 by Gulf and Western along w
Government's goal is to produce more ners Edison Key and Morton Sawy
food domestically and reduce the foreign years later Key and Sawyer were
exchange required to purchase food im- owners. This farm eventually expa
ports. the 3,000-acre Bahama Star ma
The massive show of equipment is being as citrus groves. That operation ce
staged at the derelict and vandalized office January 2005 when the grove wa
building used by previous farm operations to be infected with the citrus cank
and close to the labour camp. The few Hai- trees were uprooted and burned. T
tian families still living in the farm settle- has remained fallow and unproduc
ment are elated with the prospect of farm five years.
jobs. North Abaco now seems to be


Very little advance information has been
given on this large agricultural operation,
but it is obvious that it has the blessing of


for another agriculture boom with
rival of the Abaco Foods operatic
project is worth watching.


Thanks for your indulgence.
Robert Sweeting
My final flight with
Yellow Air Taxi
Dear Editor,
On November 9th Yellow Air Taxi from
Fort Lauderdale arrived in Marsh Harbour
four hours late. Because of this, I missed
my connection in Fort Lauderdale to my
Delta flight to New York. There was a
$150 change fee to get a much later Delta
flight. Instead, I bought a one way tick-
et to New York on an earlier JetBlue for
$225, and I lost the value of my return
Delta ticket, $150. Total extra cost to me
$375 and five hours of my time.
I tried to call the number I was given,
954-821-0122, for some satisfaction. I got
none! I was only told the pilot called in
sick, and they had to find another one. It
was basically "not their fault." I was of-
fered no compensation, no free trip, not
even an apology.
On July 12th on my previous trip to
Marsh Harbour, the morning flight was
also four hours late. I did not have a con-
necting flight because my destination was
Marsh Harbour. However, other pas-
sengers returning to the States probably
missed their connections in Fort Lauder-
dale. The reason that time, I was told by
the agent, was that they couldn't find any-
one who had a credit card to pay for the


fuel. That's scary. Why did I fly with them
again? My fault!
It makes me wonder if they have insur-
ance, if they can afford maintenance on the
plane, if they have more than one plane,
etc.
I will never fly with Yellow Air Taxi
again and certainly not recommend them
to anyone
Very frustrated
A rebuttal to
Minister Deveaux
Dear Editor:
I would like to respond to the letter you
sent to The Abaconian regarding the new
Elbow Cay Club development and the de-
cision to disrespect our local Council by
disregarding their decision. Putting aside
the condescending and insulting tone of the
letter, there are three fundamental things
that are wrong with your viewpoint and
the manner in which Central Government
deals with the Out Islands. First, although
you adhere to the letter of the law, your
decision betrays and destroys the spirit of
the law. Second, the decision gives the im-
pression of corruption in the government
and back door deals that only benefit politi-
cians. Third, and most importantly, the de-
cision shows a complete lack of a concrete

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Letters From Page 8

plan for the future of this country based on
any understanding of the history of tour-
ism.
First: Legally, central government has
empowered itself to do whatever it wishes
with the Out Islands. So you are correct in
saying you do not have to "rubber stamp"
any decisions that are made by the local
Council members. But then, why have a
local Council? These are the people who
are chosen by people who live in the com-
munity to look after the interests of the
town. If they are not doing so, then it is
up to us to vote them out. These Coun-
cil members are the ones who know what
is going on locally, though in your letter
you imply that in reality Central Govern-
ment was only stepping in to make the
decision because citizens were aggrieved
and appealed to you. Are these develop-
ers citizens now? By what means have you
become more aware of what is happening
locally than those who actually live here?
Surely, there are a few actual citizens
that are in favor of such a development,
but those citizens will have the duty to vote
for a different Council. The Council is an
elected representation of the will of the
people. How is it fair that you or anybody
from Nassau can step in and defy the will
of the people? What reason is there for it?
There does seem to be a reason, which gets
to my next point:
Second: There is the appearance of
corruption. Right or wrong, many people
on Abaco feel that the developers went
to Nassau and bribed some politicians to
overturn the decision and "rubber stamp"


their plans. There is one, and only one,
method to show no corruption: release any
and all documents relating to this deal. Ev-
ery dollar spent by the developers or their
representatives should be accounted for.
And to be completely sure, it is impor-
tant for all politicians, including yourself,
to reveal their own finances so we can be
sure that there are no more back door deals
going on.
Third: There is no unified vision of the
future and no understanding of our past.
The Out Islands are littered with failed
developments and very, very few suc-
cessful ones. They all are variations on
the same idea. Buying land cheap and in
bulk and selling it off quickly as a subdi-
vision. They all have hotels of different
sizes, most have marinas, and they may
or may not have golf courses. They have
variations in names, and nowadays they
throw around words like "sustainable" and
"long-term investments" and "local input"
and "community-based." But the reality is
they are the same get-rich schemes that the
government, for reasons unknown (but ev-
eryone assumes is corruption), continue to
"rubber stamp." And when they fail, the
developers leave all the destruction and
community displacement behind, claim
bankruptcy, avoid the investors and move
on to their next scheme, often back in The
Bahamas. There are no consequences for
them. In fact, they are rewarded and en-
couraged by government to return and do
exactly the same thing. Why?
This has been happening for decades
here in The Bahamas. Yet no one in gov-
ernment seems to remember or learn from
these failures. It occurred at least as early


as the 1960s in the Berry Islands. The de-
velopments there never got off the ground.
And look at the struggles and failures of
Walker's Cay, Cape Eleuthera, Emerald
Bay and Ginn. There are also the non-
starts on Rum Cay, Mayaguana and Cat
Island. Closer to Hope Town, the marina
at Boat Harbour has had empty docks for
a couple years now and both Treasure Cay
and Winding Bay are struggling. Yet there
is another mega development going in right
next to Treasure Cay. Now the Elbow Cay
Club wants to become exactly the same
thing, regardless of the flowery wording
they may use. How many more empty ma-
rinas and failed resorts can Abaco support?
Throughout those same decades, Hope
Town and many other communities on
Abaco developed their own grassroots
brand of tourism. It has been slow growing
but robust. And, most importantly, it has
happened without any input, management
or interference from Central Government
in Nassau. Mostly, government seems
threatened by it. When the global econo-
my went downhill, these local economies
were also hurt, but nowhere nearly as bad


as in other parts of The Bahamas. In fact, it
would seem that these small, community-
based economies do better when govern-
ment stays out of the way. But now you
and the government want to step in and
manage Abaco in exactly the same manner
that caused the collapse to begin with! This
makes no sense.
I understand that something needs to be
done with the Elbow Cay Club. But this
is just another setup for failure, and you
can be sure that the developers won't care
one way or the other. Nassau's interfer-
ence with Abaco can only hurt. It seems
that Central Government officials have no
long term plan, no vision beyond their next
election and their own egos. Fly over the
scarred earth of West End. Or visits the ru-
ins of other developments throughout The
Bahamas. Just look at what government
has done with Nassau: poverty, crime, pol-
lution, traffic. This will be Abaco's future
as well if you and the government continue
to disrespect and ignore the local Council
and the citizens that participate in this so
called democracy.
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Central From Page 6 Sky Bahamas has it now offers a children's fare of $119.99 Abaco staff and offering more training to
when they travel with an adult. This new front line and desk staff. Sky University is
Uncle gift shop, Terry Curry and Kathy plans for Abaco fare will remain indefinitely. The final up and running and is very successful. It
O'Kelleher, held a two-hour 10 percent By Samantha V. Evans promotion is their Nassau-Freeport flight is through this medium that training will
store-wide sale on every item. People were Sky Bahamas exploded onto the Abaco which has taken off very well. take place. The training offered is free.
greeted by Penny Turtle who handed out scene about two years ago and since then President Butler is proud of the profes- Additionally, Mr. Butler added that the
free raffle tickets for a drawing to be held the market continues to grow. The airline sional, affordable service the airline pro- company assists employees who want to
at closing time. is expecting to expand service to West vides travelers during these hard times. pursue education at the college or univer-
Cookies, chocolates and drinks were of- Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale from Ab- He noted that travelers may see a slight sity level. He stated that they are looking
feared to the buyers and the browsers. The aco soon as this is one of the requests made increase in fees in January 2011 as govern- for employees who are honest, have good
festive atmosphere invited people to find by many of their customers. When this ser- ment taxes are going to increase as well. character, will be dedicated to the job and
the perfect Christmas gift. Anyone look- vice comes on stream, Sky Bahamas will However, he wants to assure customers
ing for a reasonably priced gift would have offer additional service to and from Nassau that their tickets will remain affordable. Please see Central Page 11
found something special that evening in- as well. The company already has United Sky Bahamas will be expanding its
cluding hand-blown glass sun-catchers, States approvals but is waiting for Baha-
drink coasters and earthenware items. Mrs. mian approvals to be finalized.
O'Kelleher announced that on Christmas According to Capt. Randy Butler, Presi-
Eve there would be a drawing for a gift dent and CEO of Sky Bahamas, obtaining ar
basket, the proceeds of which will go to approvals from the United States govern-
Every Child Counts. Ten lucky winners of ment has been much easier than obtaining
the raffle won household items or t-shirts. them from the Bahamian government. He
Next door at Tupp's Fine Wines and plans to advocate for the Bahamian gov-
Spirits, Brenda Claridge held a wine tast- ermnent to be more supportive of small
ing event. The distributors, Robin Fox businesses. He hopes that government will
and his wife Raquel, owners of the Wine help to facilitate the process to reduce the
Lounge in Nassau, spent the weekend on time it takes to get such approvals done.
Abaco to introduce their products: several He further wants the government to look at
red and while wines. Wine tasting is al- all locally-owned airlines that can deliver
ways accompanied by food and this was no tourists when given an opportunity. They
exception. That evening homemade dips, can play a much more integral role in the
crackers and cheeses complimented the industry. Sky Bahamas does that now by
wines offered. promoting all Bahamian products on their
The function was well attended with flights. Sky Bahamas holds a Mix and Mingle party each year on Abaco to thank its employees
people socializing and sampling the vari- Capt. Butler is grateful that he was able and supporters. Sky Bahamas is a scheduled airline that offers service from Marsh Har-
ous wines. Mrs. Claridge mentioned that to bring a service to Abaco that Abaconians bour to Nassau and Freeport. It is expecting to expand its service from Marsh Harbour
she would offer a 25 percent discount on love. To say thank you, the airline started to Florida early in the new year. This year's party was held at Mangoes in Marsh Har-
selected items before Christmas to make a same day business flight for $99.99 in bour on December 17. Capt. Randy Butler, President and CEO of the airline, is second
space for new inventory and that a special November for those persons who make from left. Speaking in the microphone is Kenneth Romer, C.O.O./Corporate Consultant.
discount was available to customers buying one-day business trips. This special will Others in the picture are Lydia Sweeting, Guest Service Agent; Patreka Romer, Trainee
by the case. end sometime in the spring. Additionally, Cabin Attendant; Phillippa Reckley, Trainee Cabin Attendant; Rita Ramsey, behind,
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prepared to be engaged in all aspects of the
business. Sky Bahamas is the only black
owned and operated aviation business in
The Bahamas.
Even though the business does well,
it still has its share of challenges. How-
ever, he has good packages and incentives
in place to ensure that his employees re-
main and love what they do. Therefore,
he added that now their retention rate is
very high. Those looking for a career with
Sky Bahamas should note that it is a stable,
successful, well established business that
has solid leadership. Besides all that was
already stated, it offers employees group
insurance, a pension plan, pilot training,
small loans for schooling, excellent salary,
bonuses, 10 percent staff profit-sharing
and have established career paths. Sky Ba-
hamas is committed to offering excellent
services.
To say thank you to its customers and
employees, the company holds an annual


The Dundas Town Tree Lighting Ceremon
Church because of the cold weather. A dinner
The ceremony was well attended. 5/in' are
Rev. Marie Neilly, Pastor Alex Archer, Lave
Cephas Cooper.


mix and mingle. This year it was held at
Mangoes on December 17.

Dundas Town Tree

Lighting Service
By Samantha V. Evans
The Dundas Town Christmas tree light-
ing ceremony was held on December 15th
at St. Andrew's Methodist Church in Dun-
das Town. All of the members of the Dun-
das Town Township Committee were pres-
ent for the service which was well attended.
Administrator Cephas Cooper felt that
much work had been completed in the
community so the residents should be
proud. He added that much more work is
underway including a tennis court which
is near completion. He reminded the resi-
dents to be mindful of the reason for the
season which is the birth of Christ and to
ensure that as they celebrate to make time
to spend with family and friends.
The message delivered at the ceremony
was on Love and was delivered by Pastor
Alex Archer of Latterrain Church. He be-
gan by speaking of God's love stating that
God loves
every-
one, even
those who
do not
acknowl-
edge him
as God.
He en-
couraged
y was held at the Methodist everyone
r followed in the Church Hall. to love
Chief Councillor Cubell Davis, one anoth-
me Cooper and Administrator er, even


those who do them wrong.
Besides expressing love, he told the
group that they must forgive. This is the
Christmas season, Pastor Alex stated, but
for them to have a Merry Christmas and a
good life they must not only love one an-
other but practice forgiveness as well.
Finally, he stated that as they begin to
love, forgive and forget, their relation-
ship with God will improve, and they will
have a better relationship with family, and
friends. Pastor Alex stated that oneness is
needed on the Town Committee.
Chairman Cay Mills stated that love and
forgiveness are needed on the Committee
because some of the members have not
spoken to him for two years. He has asked
for their forgiveness and for them to put
all problems aside, but they have not ac-
cepted his apology or appeal for them to
move forward. He stated that he has done
all that he can do so the rest is up to the
members. He added that the message by
Pastor Alex was especially for them. Even
though the Pastor was not aware of their
challenges, his message was right on time.
He stated that they must change the way
they do things if they are to move forward
and be about the business of the people.
A delicious dinner followed in the
church fellowship hall.

Conch Pearl Gallery

goes from retail to

wholesale
By Mirella Santillo
In September Conch Pearl Gallery in
Marsh Harbour closed. The store, which
opened in 2003, doubled as an exhibition
gallery for local artists and as a jewelry


studio for Peter Bradley.
The shop was known for its conch pearls
that Mr. Bradley bought from the local
fishermen and incorporated in various jew-
elry pieces set in gold. The business was
an immediate success, extremely popular
with affluent visitors who did not have any
qualms about paying several thousands
of dollars for a conch pearl jewelry piece
or a painting. To face the demand that he
thought would continue to increase and
to teach a Bahamian a unique craft, Mr.
Bradley trained Victoria Forbes, who soon
worked full time at the shop.
Mr. Bradley created a line of sterling
silver jewelry representing the shells of
The Bahamas that immediately became
very popular not only at the Conch Pearl
Gallery, but also at Ebb Tide in Hope
Town. He explained that it helped sup-
port the store's expenses until last summer
when the final blow was delivered by the
daily, hours-long power cuts.
"People would enter the premises, start
looking at jewelry when the power would cut
off and the potential customer would walk
away," said Mr. Bradley, sadly, explaining
that the building did not have generators.
Since there was still a mounting demand
from retailers for the silver shells line, Mr.
Bradley closed the shop and began working
at home. Now four months later shops on
the cays as well as in Nassau and Freeport
carry that line and the Conch Pearl Gallery
has become a wholesale enterprise.
You may reach Mr. Bradley at 366-
2185 if you want a custom-made piece.
The sea-glass jewelry will be available

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enable to them to live productive lives. improvements they
an Central From Page has iJesus' birth was indeed special as it have made within the 18 al
again as Ms. Forbes will soon rejoin the brought the hopes and creations of all na- community of Mur-
company. tons. In Jesus lies help of a new life as He phy Town. He told the
SCity is the Savior of the world who can bring group that the Commit-
SpringCity holds Tree redemption to all. tee will need their sup-
Lighting Ceremony The Christmas tree was lit by little port if this town is to
By Samantha V. Evans Rodenia Roker after which refreshments continue to strive and
were served. thrive in 2011. There-
The community of Spring City held its
tree lighting ceremony on December 17th Tree Lighting is held fore, they must recom-
mit themselves to mak-
at the new entrance of Spring City. A
short but very inspirational program was in Murphy Town ing their community
prepared for the cold evening that brought By Samantha V. Evans better. He encouraged
some persons outdoors while numerous On December 18th the community the residents to embrace
others decided to listen from the warmth of Murphy Town came together for its love, peace and happi-
and comfort of their homes. Christmas tree lighting ceremony held at ness.
Administrator Cephas Cooper stated the Burial Society. This was organized by Bishop Roland Swain
that tree lighting have now become a tra- the Murphy Town Township Committee. brought the Christmas
edition on Abaco as they help to spread the It was clear that this is a close-knit com- message as the oldest
joy of Christmas. He stated that Abaconi- munity that knows how to come together man in Murphy Town. The Murphy Town Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony took
ans can say with confidence that God has in support of each other. He reminisced as to place on December 18 at the Murphy Town Burial Society.
been good. Abaco was spared the ravishes After much singing and fellowshipping, how life was when he Ms. Ena Swain had the honour of lighting the tree. She is
of hurricanes and even though there are Chief Councillor Cubell Davis noted that was raised and stated shown here with Emmitt Bootle and Renardo Curry, Town
still some economic challenges, they are Christmas is a holy time as they reflect on that children were more Committee Chairman.
alive. Christmas is about the gift of Christ. the birth of Christ. He encouraged Aba- controlled, church was Harbour airport and connects to the exist-
Christmas is important for families. He conians to preserve their way of life and more effective and, though people had less ing distribution system in Spring City.
firmly believes that families are the core of work together to combat crime and all that education, they seemed to achieve more. The previous pumping system dates
communities. When we have strong fami- threatens their livelihood. He encouraged He noted that Christmas is a time of rejoic- back to 1959 when the Owens Illinois pulp-
lies, we will have a stronger nation. them to give to those in need and to re- ing. wood operation established Spring City for
The Christmas message was brought by member those that are shut in. The tree was lit by Ena Swain, one of its Bahamian staff. The original system has
Rev. Willish Johnson, Rector of St. John Chairman Renardo Curry spoke of all the seniors in the community, followed by had many upgrades over the years with
the Baptist Anglican Church in Marsh that the Town Committee has planned for a hearty meal and fellowshipping. larger pumps, a standby generator and a
Harbour, who spoke on the scripture from the community including a new commu- Spring City gets larger storage tank.
Isaiah, Unto us a Child is born. Children nity center which is under construction as Upgrades were necessary as the popula-
are a precious gift from God that should be they have long outgrown the Burial Society water upgrade tion there expanded. A modest growth oc-
nurtured so that they can grow up to fulfill building. He added that they have secured A recently installed ten-inch water sup- curred in 1966 with the addition of 10 15
their purpose. She encouraged parents to some donations but encouraged the resi- ply to Spring City was pressurized on De- houses for sugar mill staff. Subsequently,
teach their children the ways of God and dents to chip in as well. cember 17, giving residents a boost in their
help them to grow so that they can learn Administrator Cephas Cooper com- water pressure. The new line originates at Please see central Pae4
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More Central Abaco News

For those with a sweet tooth there will be Mrs. Kelly offers a variety of conve- Woslee Construction, and Bryan O'Flynn,
Central From Page 12 an interesting variety of cakes including nience and drug store items plus a large se- onsite manager.
a few individuals built houses there in the cheese cakes. election of delicious preserves from a small O'Neil Moss, project manager, said
1980s, but the largest expansion occurred Harbour General mountain town in North Carolina. they were celebrating a couple of things
in the last two years with government's This is really a fun store where you can at new government complex. During their
low cost housing program. Over 100 new Store opens not only pick up necessary items but is a Topping Out Ceremony, he said they were
houses have recently been added which By Jennifer Hudson place where you can enjoy browsing and giving the workers a Safety Recognition
strained the water system. The old Port of Call Marina building in discover all kinds of interesting and unusu- Award for what they have done so far on
Spring City gets its name from a natural Marsh Harbour, which had been standing al goodies. A visit to The Harbour General the project along with safety awards.
hole, or spring, located under the original vacant since the devastation wrought by Store is rather like being the proverbial "We're looking to give out about 14
pump house located beside the old railroad Hurricanes Frances and Jeanne, has under- "kid in a candy store." The store is open awards. Obviously, the key was safety and
right-of-way on the western edge of Spring gone extensive refurbishment. It reopened Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to we're trying to sell to the guys how impor-
City. Locomotives taking logs to the Wil- as an attractive store on November 26 un- 5 p.m. tant it is. We have different awards like
son City mill would stop there to refill der the name Harbour General Store Ltd., Construction workers four stellar awards for guys who go be-
their boilers. a business owned by Denise Damianos- yond what's really required, and we have a
Kelly, who has modeled it after the little treated to luncheon few of those guys that do a tremendous job
New Take Out general country stores of the Carolinas By Canishka Alexander in that aspect," he said.
opens in January which she loves. On December 15 Woslee treated con- He added that having dealt with various
By Jennifer Hudson The store, located on the harbour next struction workers to lunch. It was held at government agencies throughout the proj-
At the beginning of the new year, Rus- to Long's Landing, is in a very convenient the site of the new administration building ect like the Ministry of Works and BEC,
sell's Take Out will begin providing a wel- location to serve both locals and second in Dundas Town. The building will have they found it fitting to extend the invitation
come addition to the food choices currently homeowners and Mrs. Kelly has received most of the central government offices that to them as well.
available in Marsh Harbour. On January a very positive response from both. It is are now scattered throughout Marsh Har- "So generally, it's just one of those good
3 Ms. Pamela Russell will be opening her a real Pandora's box which offers souve- bour and Dundas Town. Attending the cer-
new takeout in the building on the govern- nirs, gift items, knickknacks, collectibles, emony were Ashley Glinton, president of Please see Central Page 15
ment dock where the local boats come in. a huge assortment of scented candles, in-
People will be able to buy breakfast, lunch expensive fun toys and games for children,
and dinner since Russell's Takeout will be granite ware for the kitchen, sunglasses,
open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Fri- watches, bikinis, beach towels, masks, fins....
day. Although the takeout will not be open and even water skis. One corner is devoted ar
during the daytime on weekends, it will be to patriotic items from the U.K. which are
open late into the evenings on Saturdays very popular with the Loyalist Abaconians
and Sundays for tasty fish fries. informed Mrs. Kelly.
Ms. Russell will be offering some very Another very popular commodity is
tasty alternatives for people who would homemade candy from Mortimer's Candy -
like to have something in addition to the Kitchen in Nassau. This candy is especially
traditional Bahamian fare served in most loved not only by children but by "older The new government administration building being constructed in Dundas Town is mak-
places. Her menu will include roti and cur- kids" who grew up in Nassau and for ing progress. Begun just over one year ago, the construction was delayed when the con-
ry, spinach and rice, pasta dishes includ- whom the candy kitchen was a landmark. tractor realized that the land had large caves that had to be filled. This building will be
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Central From Page 14
times on the project showing our success
and where we want to go," Mr. Moss said.
Woslee Construction
looks to expand ser-
vices into community
By Canishka Alexander
Last month O'Neil Moss had time to
reflect on the progress of the government
complex just off of Forest Drive in Dundas
Town. The project manager recalled that
there were quite a few unforeseen condi-
tions involving cavities that the Woslee
Construction company had to work its
way around, but luckily, they were able to
move past that.
Since then, he said that they have been


pushing the men to get the work done in a
timely fashion. With most of the govern-
ment agencies housed in one central loca-
tion, Mr. Moss believes it will serve the
needs of the community.
On December 15 the workers were con-
tinuing with the truss installation, the roof
sheathings and the mechanical, electrical
and plumbing work.
Although he revealed that the project is what
has brought him to Abaco for the first time, the
company has plans to extend his stay.
"We're actually looking to open up and
really start doing business here," he re-
vealed. "We're looking to get into several
different events where we can contribute to
the local community because we want to be
a part of that growth, and we want to be a
part of Abaco and where it's going."


Senior Citizens enjoy
Christmas Concert
By Samantha V. Evans
The Rainbow Pilot Club of Abaco has
made it an annual tradition to treat seniors
across Abaco to a Christmas Concert and
a dinner during the month of December.
This year this event took place on Decem-
ber 9th at which time more than 30 seniors
were in attendance along with members
of the Rainbow Pilot Club and the three
Anchor Clubs on the island of Abaco.
The concert was a delight from the start,
consisting mainly of singing praises to the
Lord and giving thanks.
The Anchors were the main entertainers
performing several songs and a poem. Ab-
aco Youth Ministries dancers performed
a skit entitled What About Christmas that


spoke about the importance of giving God
worship this Christmas. The group then
danced after they performed the skit. It
was a grand time for the seniors who do
not get to go out as often as they used to in
their younger days.
Charlamae Fernander stated that the
night was about the Pilots and Anchors
giving back to the seniors who have given
so much to the development of the commu-
nities where we all live. She wants them to
know that they are not forgotten and that
their contributions are duly noted and ap-
preciated.
A souse dinner followed. Each senior
was presented with a bag of non-perishable
items. The items given to the seniors were
collected by the Anchors during their trick-
a-canning in October and donations by
Long Bay School in November.


A character show came from Freeport to perform at Ocean View Park in Dundas Town
on December 11. It was popular with the children who are familiar with the characters
from watching television.


The Rainbow Pilot Club treated about 30 seniors to a Christmas Concert and dinner
on December 9. Then they distributed bags of food that had been collected by the three
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The funeral service for Antionette Noel,
52, of Marsh Harbour was held on Decem-
ber 12th at St. Francis de Sales Catholic
Church in Marsh Harbour. Pastor Robin
Weatherford officiated assisted by other
ministers. Internment was in the Marsh Har-
bour Public
Cemetery.
She is sur-
vived by her
mother Lo-
rana Fran-
cois; father
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Veronica, Chirica, Sanchama, Chilan-
da, Bettie, Chinika, Jhoulie and Venica;
grandsons Ronaldo, Traver, Ronald and
Rivaldo; sisters Norilia and Celavie; broth-
ers Wilson Inocent, Rochelet, Modira Du-
can and Elicien; sisters-in-law Dieudone
Tisnor, Meradieu Acxime, Philogene
Baptiste, Medissa Jerimer; brothers-in-
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phine Smith, Enid Quant and Patsymae
Knowles; uncles Oswald Smith, Morris
Quant, Richard Swann, Ned Kennedy and
William Seymour; son-in-law Jessel Cash;
sisters-in-law Fredricka, Naomi and Ve-
ronica Smith, Theodore Stuart Edgecombe
and Joanne Stuart; brothers-in-law Lloyd
Deveaux, Nashon Edgecombe and Shawn
Stuart; nieces Claudia Knowles, Emily
Deveaux, Chantal Smith, Kara Archer,
Brittney Smith, Krystenique Smith, Melis-
sa Green, Keora Archer, Krista Henchell,
Simone and Samantha Pinder and Rickanta
Smith; nephews Yaphet and Omar Smith,
Everette Archer, Riodan Smith, Adrian,
Emerson and Briano Henchell, Chaz and
Kevin Deveaux, Robert and Omar Ar-
cher, Christopher Smith Jr, Roger Smith
Jr., Cassidy Smith, Troy Knowles, Sub-
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Munnings, Nashon Jr., and Nahtheo
Edgecombe, Kemuel Stuart, Sharrone
Rolle and Shawannon Pinder; godchildren
Tyquan Clarke, Oneisha Stubbs, Tra-
vone McKenzie and Shanae Edgecombe;
special friend Stafford Clarke; numerous
grandnieces and grandnephews; and many
other relatives and friends.
Stanley Saintvil, 36, of Marsh Har-
bour died on December 6th. His funeral
was held on December 18 at New Vision
Ministries in Marsh -Harbour. Pastor An-
dre Linden officiated assisted by Dr. Em-
manuel Rolle. Interment followed in the
Public Cemetery in Marsh Harbour.
He is survived by his father Camilus
(Danny) Sainvil; children Maurice Par-
rish, Stanley Famous Saintvil, Trinity and
Taurus Saintvil; sisters Christine Ferguson


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and Jataurus Calixte; aunts Marie-Vita Ge-
deus, Marie-Elaine Gedeus, Carol Sainvil,
Mme George Alexis, Mme Marc Freder-
ick, Adline and Jenie Vassort; uncles San-
tos Gedeus, Emile Sainvil, Wilner Sainvil,
Aselman Bonhomme, Anel Saintvil and
Elzezy Sainvil; cousins Patrick and Der-
rick Gedeus, Adley Sainvil, Polo Vassort,
Wilkenson Sainvil, Anne Belizaire, Shir-
ley, Linda, Geraldine, Catanga,Wilfred
and Carise Sainvil and Nelson William Ac-
cuis; mother-in-law Esline Loussaint; fa-
ther-in-law William Petit; brothers-in-law
Bernice Loussaint, Kevin Loussaint, An-
son Petit Anson and Jacklyn Petit, Yven-
ette Petir, Clinton and Alex Loussaint,
Saintjelius Petit; sisters-in-law Nicole and
Shanna Loussaint, Magalie Petit, Jacquline
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many other family and friends.
The funeral for Florence Elizabeth Ad-
derley, 85, formerly of Murphy Town,
was held on December 18 in West End. In-
terment was in the West End Public Cem-
etery.
She is
survived by
sons Clif-
ford, Wil-
fred and
Wellington
Adderley;
daughters
Alma Fer-
guson and Florence Adderley
Margaritta Munroe; son-in-law Pastor
Philip Munroe; daughter-in-law Lloma
Smith; grandchildren Sharon, Petula,
Dandrick, Shandika, Alexander, Eugene,
Edward, Jr., Torono, Jill, Lamar, Wil-
fred, Wellington, Romel and Philip; great-
grandchildren; granddaughters-in-law;
great-granddaughter-in-law; sister-in-law;
nephews; nieces; grandnephews; grand-
nieces; nephews-in-law; nieces-in-law;
grandnephews-in-law; grandnieces-in-law;
and many other relatives and friends.
The funeral service for Wilnic Desinor,
20, of Marsh Harbour was held on De-
cember 18th at the International Gospel
Chapel in Marsh Harbour. Bishop Roland
Swain officiated, assisted by Pastor Robin
Weatherford and Pastor Pasterain Sitour.
Interment was in the Public Cemetery on
S.C Bottle Highway.
He is survived by his mother Caro-
lyn Victor; his father Attendieu Desinor;
step-father Tobert Fortilien; grandmother


Sinbertha
Victor; grand-
father Tyson
Des inor ;
sisters Dar-
lene Desinor
and Ricasha
Design or;
brothers
Djemison
Desinor
and Tyler Wilnic Desinor
Pierre; aunts Brenda Mouzon, Freda Vic-
tor, Edievla Victor, Oddet Samuel, Janet
Samuel, Saintiler Fleurajust, Jetta Samuel,
Elitan Rebell, Elder Louidor and Elinette
Victor; uncles Geoffrey Victor, Jeanclaude
Jonnasaint, Johnny Louis, Kelly Rebell,
Wiler Rebell, Brian Dorseus, Emmanuel
Curry and Carlton Mouton; cousins Emma,
Robin, Rolanda, Esly and Erica Fleurajust,
Marken, Martines, Marcus Victor, Marvin
Dalmond, Eli Victor, Christian Conter
Kenny, Micheal Emmit, Jaynell, Olympia,
Geffany and Erie Victor, Jessica Jonna-
saint, Jenika and Jaden Jonnasaint and Mi-
cheal Victor; niece Dasia Desinor; nephew
Dahren Kramar Desinor; and many other
relatives and friends.
The funeral service for Madeline Mc-
Bride Williams, 75, of Marsh Harbour
was held on December 18th at St. Andrew's
Methodist Church in Dundas Town. Rev.
Marie Neilly officiated. Interment was in
the Public Cemetery in Dundas Town.
She is survived by her husband George
Williams; son Daniel Mitchell; adopted
daughters Janet Smith and Rose-Mary Rob-
erts; daughter-in-law Adrianna Mitchell;
adopted son-in-law Carl Roberts; grand-
children Sandra, Carson, Adrian, Sangia,


Dan nel,
Valentino
and Denzil
Mitchell,
Melissa Gib-
son, Charles
Cooper,
Samuel Wil-
liams and
Rev. Dorese
W i n t e r s ; Madeline Williams
grandsons-in-law Rev. James Winters and
D'Lamar Gibson; granddaughters-in-law
Jaynell Mitchell and Elizabeth Williams;
great-grandchildren Antonious Sands,
Dequan Wilson, Jayden and Desiya Al-
bury, Calvin and Caleb Mitchell, Cianna
and Saleya Albury, Osrah and Oswald
Stuart, D'Mitria Gibson, Chaldea Young
and Daria Pinder, Philip Fernander Jr.
Cameron Knowles, Jernita Francis, Sami-
nique Williams; nieces Curline, Elaiouse
and Edris McBride, Renae Russell, Beth-
sheba Mott, Beverly Dames, Nathalie Wil-
liams, Patricia Sands and Mary Young;
nephews Bradie Simms, Percy McBride,
Wade Delancy and Robert Young; niece-
in-law Sandra Young; nephew-in-law Leo
McBride; cousins Eula McBride, Solo-
mon and Nelson Darvis; grandnieces and
nephews; godchildren Rebecca Mills, Me-
lissa Minns, Gelita Sawyer, Adline Joseph,
Craig, George and Edmond Cornish; and
many other relatives and friends.
Wayne Lowe passed away Christmas
Eve, December 24, after a brief illness. A
memorial service will be held at Epworth
Methodist Chapel in Cherokee Sound on
January 3, 2011.
Wayne Richard Lowe was born in Nassau
on November 7, 1928, the last of the three


children of James R and J. Valeria Lowe. He
completed his schooling in Nassau.
A mechanic by trade, he worked in vari-
ous businesses including Water Works un-
der Jack Cole, Neil Brothers with his uncle
Bernard Malone and Central Garage with
Mark Murray. He spent several years with
Neville Rob- L '
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and Marsh
Harbour.
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on May 3, 1949. They remained insepa-
rable for 61 years.
He was pre-deceased by his parents,
brother Murphy, sister Mizpah Collins
and grandson Brian Pinder, son-in-laws
Jeffrey Sands and Derek Albury. He is
survived by his wife Phyllis; daughters Ju-
lie Cates and Linda Albury; son Richard
(Rick); son-in-law James Cates; daughter-
in-law Joanne Lowe; grandchildren Cam-
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and Matthew Lowe, Brant and Craig Al-
bury; granddaughters-in-law Amy Sands,
Heather Pinder, Kate Lowe and Judy Al-
bury; great-grandchildren Kirstie Albury,
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Police Crime Report


Stealing On November 30 it was re-
ported that someone broke into the ma-
chine room at the old Maxwell's Super-
market location on Powerline Road and cut
aluminum estimated to worth about $5,000
from the refrigeration system. A suspect
was a former employee of a local business
in Marsh Harbour who lives in the Mud.
When the management of that company
was questioned, the person said that the
previous employee and two others brought
12 iron valves weighing about 293 pounds.
They were paid $243 in exchange for the
copper pipes attached to the valves. He
learned later that the valves were stolen.
Stealing On November 30 a resident
of Marsh Harbour reported that a 13-foot
EZ-Loader boat trailer had been stolen
between November 15 and November 30.
The trailer belonged to a man from Lake-
land, Florida.
Causing Harm On November 30 a
resident of the Mud reported that he got
into a fight with a man he knows, also a
resident of the Mud, over a television set.
During this fight the man stabbed him on
his arm with pocket knife.
Causing Damage On December 2 a
resident of the Mud reported that her ex-
boyfriend from Cooper's Town caused
extensive damage to her front door and
windows.
Stealing by Reason of Service On
December 2 a resident of Marsh Harbour
reported that sometime in May, 2010, he
gave a man he knows from Baker's Bay a
total of $3,100 cash to purchase a vehicle
for him from the United States. However,
he has yet to deliver the vehicle or refund
his money. An officer collected the sum of


$2,500 from the complainant.
Possession of Unlicensed Firearm -
December 2 resident of Pigeon Peas re-
ported that three men were around her
house, one of whom she knew. The one
she knew had a gun in his waist that put her
in fear for her life.
Stealing from a Vehicle On Decem-
ber 2 a resident of Cove Estates reported
that someone had broken a window of his
Honda Accord while it was parked at Shell
Distributors on Shell Road. Further his car
battery valued at $110 was stolen.
Shop Breaking and Stealing On De-
cember 3 a Marsh Harbour businessman
reported that someone broke into his busi-
ness and stole $500 cash from a bag on
the counter. The person had gained ac-
cess through a hole in the roof of a storage
room in the kitchen.
Stealing On December 6 a boat captain
in Sweetings Village reported that, while
docking his boat at the Government Dock,
he observed a black adult male wearing a
back-pack disembark from the M/V Carib
III of which he is the captain. When he
later checked the mail-bags, he discovered
five bags were cut open and an undeter-
mined amount of mail was removed. He
suspects the unidentified male of stealing.
Uncontrollable Child On December
6 a resident of Central Pines Estates re-
ported that her 15-year-old stepdaughter is
sexually active, goes out the house without
permission, stays out late and is very rude
toward her. She is now rendering her un-
controllable. The police released the girl
into the custody of her grandfather pending
further enquiries.
Stealing and Receiving On December


6 a resident of New Providence reported
that while he was at a club on Don MacK-
ay Boulevard in Marsh Harbour a man he
knows from Central Pines Estates was seen
removing $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 is not getting the equipment unless
he pays $435 he owes him. When he later
returned with the money, they still refused
to return his equipment.
(1) Murder, (2) Attempted Murder, &
(1) Armed Robbery On December 6 a
report came in that persons were shot at a
home off Forest Drive in Dundas Town.
The body of Stanley Famous Saintvil was
found with gunshot wounds and a woman
and female infant both suffered gunshot
graze wounds to the side of their faces.
Two days later two men were arrested in
connection with this crime and taken to
Nassau for arraignment
Causing Harm On December 9 a resi-
dent of Central Pines Estates was standing
outside the gates of Abaco Central High
School in Dundas Town when he was
stabbed in his hand by a grade 11 student
he knew. He was treated at the Marsh Har-
bour Government Clinic and was referred
to Auskell Medical Clinic for an X-Ray.
Stealing (from a Vehicle) On De-
cember 9 a resident of Cooper's Town re-
ported that someone broke the door to his
Oldsmobile while it was parked in Dundas
Town. The person stole a black 1,000-watt
amplifier valued $1,000, 2 12-inch "Kick-
er" speakers valued $600, a black EpiCen-
tre valued $400, a black cell phone valued
$150 and a MP#-Player valued $150. He


suspects a man who was seen trying to sell
the equipment.
Threats of Harm On December 10 a
resident of The Mud reported that while
she was at her home her boyfriend threat-
ened to strike her in the eye with a hammer
he was waving, putting her in fear of harm.
Causing Harm On December 10 it
was reported that a young man was lying
on the ground in the area of the ballfield in
the Mud bleeding from the head. He was
identified as a resident of the Mud who was
unconscious. He was taken to the Govern-
ment Clinic where he was treated and dis-
charged.
Causing Damage On December 11 a
resident of Marsh Harbour reported that
someone shot two of the hogs on his farm
located on the Capt. Ernest Dean High-
way. He suspects the person shot, killed
and stole one or more hogs but he cannot
be certain as they are too many to give ac-
count for.
Escape Lawful Custody On Decem-
ber 11 a resident of Jamaica who was
prisoner in the Marsh Harbour Police Sta-
tion escaped lawful custody by climbing
through the slot on the door of the Inter-
view Room which was securely locked.
The prisoner escaped with his passport and
detention record.
Stealing On December 11 the manager
of a store on Don MacKay Boulevard in
Marsh Harbour, reported a man he knew
from Moore's Island came into the shop
along with a man he knew of Dundas
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the Moore's Island man talked to him
while the Dundas Town man remained in
front. He heard a noise by the front dis-
play cabinet. Shortly afterward the Dun-
das Town man asked to be buzzed out the
door. About 30 seconds later the Moore's
Island man wanted him to buzz the door
to let him out. After they left, he noticed
15 gold rings, nine with diamond and six
with cubic zirconium, were missing valued
about $25,000. He went outside and called
to them and they stopped. He asked for the
rings. The Moore's Island man rode off on
his bicycle while the other man pulled out
his pocket and said, "He did it. Not me."
However, his other pocket had a bulge sus-
pected to be the stolen rings. The Dundas
Town man fled into The Mud area.
Causing Damage On December 12 a
Murphy Town man reported that someone
damaged the rear windshield and left rear
light of his Suzuki. Two large rocks were
inside the vehicle. Estimated cost of repair
is $1,000.
Unlawful Possession On December
12 a police officer arrested a Spring City
resident who was found the accused in the
Abaco Shopping Plaza with three boxes of
eye glasses/shades which he could not ac-
count for.
Vagrancy Arrest On December 13 a
vagrant was arrested in the area of Texaco
Service Station, Dundas Town, for Steal-
ing. He was cautioned for vagrancy after
he was unable to give a satisfactory ac-
count of himself.
Causing Grievous Harm On Decem-
ber 14 two Murphy Town men were fight-
ing in a residence when one stabbed the


other in the neck. The injured man was
taken to a clinic. The police recovered a
four-inch blade knife.
Suspect Arrested The police arrested
the man who stabbed the man in the neck.
The other man was treated locally and was
later airlifted to Nassau in stable condition.
Road Accident Report (Hit & Run)
- On December 14 it was reported that a
man had been struck by a vehicle on For-
est Drive near Long Bay School in Dundas
Town. The victim was taken to the Marsh
Harbour Government Clinic for multiple
injuries and was later air-lifted to Nassau
in stable condition. A resident of Murphy
Town reported that he followed a van on
Forest Drive. When he was near Long Bay
School, he heard a loud sound as if the van
had struck something. He then noticed the
victim on the ground injured.
House Breaking & Stealing On De-
cember 15 it was reported that a house in
Island Homes near Crossing Rocks had
been broken into between December 4 and
15. The person had entered through a bath-
room window. A 42-inch television and
DVD player were stolen.
Stealing from a Vehicle On Decem-
ber 16 a Marsh Harbour resident reported
that while he was at a bar on Don MacKay
Boulevard in Marsh Harbour someone
broke into his pick-up and stole a CD play-
er with a flash drive valued at $250. The
truck was unlocked.
Causing Damage On December 18 a
Murphy Town pastor reported that some-
one damaged several windows at Strong
Tower Church located in Murphy Town.
Causing a Maim On December 18 a
Hope Town woman was brought to Marsh
Harbour with a woman whose lower lip


had been bitten off during a fight. The
woman reported that she had been met on
her return to Hope Town by two women
she knew who beat her about the body.
One of them bit off the lower right side
of her lip. She was taken to the govern-
ment clinic in Marsh harbour, then taken
to Nassau for further medical attention.
Causing Damage On December 21 a
resident of Murphy Town reported that a
man he knew damaged two windows of his
Nissan. The accused many was already in
police custody.
Causing Harm On December 21 a
resident of Central Pines Estates in Dundas
Town reported that he had been chopped
on his side with a hatchet and beaten about
the body with a baseball bat by a man he
knew. The accused man was in police cus-
tody.
Stealing by Reason of Service On
December 22 a resident of Dundas Town
reported that a female employee was sus-
pected of stealing $800 worth of diesel
from a company truck contained in three
55-gallon drums. The woman was arrested
for stealing.
Complaint Withdrawn The com-
plainant withdrew his statement and re-
questing no further police action as he was
compensated by a relative of the accused.
The accused was later released.
Shop Breaking and Stealing On De-
cember 22 the manager of a resort in the
Great Cistern area reported that one of the
rooms had been broken into and entered
and stole a 13-inch television valued $100
and a DVD player valued $90. The man-
ager suspects a man she knows who called
December 21 requesting she leave a room
open for him. When the police arrived, the


manager pointed out a window next to the
front door which was jimmied open as the
point of entry.
Credit by Fraud On December 22 the
manager of the resort that was broken into
reported that the man who had requested
that the room be left open for him gave her
a check for $200 as payment to rent a room
for one night. The following day he left
but later called her to say his cheque book
had been stolen and the cheque he gave her
was no good. She suspects he intentionally
defrauded her.
Causing Damage On December 26 a
resident of Hard Bargain, Moore's Island,
reported that someone threw a rock into
the rear window of his car while he was
dropping off a female friends. It an esti-
mated $400 worth of damage.
Vagrancy Arrest On December 26
police executed a search warrant on the oc-
cupants of a resort on S.C. Bootle High-
way. They arrested three men, one from
Eleuthera and two from New Providence
for vagrancy. They were unable to give
a satisfactory account for being there and
were suspected of planning to commit an
offence.
Causing Harm On December 26 a
resident of Central Pines Estates reported
that while he was at a club in Dundas Town
he was beaten about the body by three
young boys.
Stealing On December 26 a resident
of Spring City reported that someone stole
his fishing tackle valued $2,000 from his
Nissan Prism that was left unlocked. The
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Police holds children's tree

lighting and Fun Day


By Samantha V. Evans
Children of police officers and those of
the neighboring communities were treat-
ed to a Children's Tree Lighting Service
and Fun Day on December llth spon-
sored by the Royal Bahamas Police Force
on Abaco. The kids enjoyed the bounc-
ing castle and got their faces painted and
parents and children enjoyed the meal
provided. The concert band from the Ab-
aco Central High School entertained the


The Police held a tree lighting ceremony an
the children of the officers and for commun
5,'iwi is Supt. Noel Curry, Abaco's Police
Daysha Farrington, who was chosen to turn t


crowd with Christmas music until the tree
lighting ceremony began.
When the service began, the crowd
learned about the importance of the sea-
son and enjoyed music by teen performers
Akeem Adderley and Nevandria Rolle.
Supt. Noel Curry recalled years ago when
the police department hosted tree lightings
annually for the children but that tradition
that he enjoyed as a boy soon ceased to
take place. Now that he is in the position
to make a difference, he started the tradi-
tion again.
This event was for the
children so that they can
learn the true meaning of
Christmas, have fun in a
safe environment and in-
teract with other children.
He hopes that by the par-
ents interacting with the
police they will realize that
the police are their friends
and will support efforts to
keep the communities of
Abaco safe.
The Christmas message
was delivered by Pastor
d fun day for Deion Gibson of First As-
ity children. sembly of God who spoke
Chief, with on Peace Be Unto You. He
he lights on. stated that the Prince of


Police Crime Report


Police From Page 20
Sunny and stole the engine fan and two
tires with rims together valued $600. He
suspects a man he knows.
Causing Harm & Threats of Death
- On December 26 a reserve officer re-
ported that, while at a bar on Don MacK-
ay Boulevard. In Marsh Harbour, he was
beaten about the body by three men one
of whom threatened to kill him, putting
him in fear of death. He can only rec-
ognize them if he sees them. He was as-
sisted to a clinic for treatment.
Suspect Arrested Officers arrested
two men from Pigeon Peas for Causing
Harm & Threats of Death.
Possession of Dangerous Drugs On
December 26 police arrested a man from
Cooper's Town for Possession of Dan-
gerous Drugs, namely Marijuana. Total
weight was one gram. He was arrested in
the area of the Treasure Cay ferry dock.
Stealing From a Vehicle On De-
cember 27 a resident of Royal Harbour,
Marsh Harbour, reported that he left his


Peace was born at Christmas time to bring
peace to the earth. God had a plan for man
on earth and his intention was to avoid the
chaos being experienced now. Pastor De-
ion encouraged everyone to pray that they
will have the peace God intended all of his
people to have. He encourages everyone to


parked at the entrance to Bahama Palm
Shores. When he returned, a window had
been broken and his JL Audio 500-watt
Amplifier valued at $500 and JVC CD-
Player valued at $300 had been stolen.
Assault On December 27 a woman
resident of Bahama Coral Island reported
that while at her residence she and her
husband got into an argument and he
head-butted her.
Assault On December 27 a resident
of Hard Bargain, Moore's Island, report-
ed that, while at the Moore's Island Cul-
ture Park, he was beaten about the head
by two men he knew.
Obscene Language, Assaulting a Po-
lice Officer, Escape On December 27
a resident of Murphy Town was arrested
on the Airport Port Road on Moore's Is-
land, for Obscene Language, Disorderly
Behavior, Assaulting a Police Officer &
Resisting Arrest. While at the Moore's
Island Police Station, he escaped law-
ful custody by running out the station on
foot.


renew their commitment to peace, broth-
erly love and live a life that will be pleasing
to God.
The tree was lit by Daysha Farrington.
At the end of the message the children of
police officers were given gifts and every-
one continued to socialize together.


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Malcolm Rae William Johnson
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Photography by Tuppy
Local Artists
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Lori Thompson Dion Lewis
Colyn Rees
Located Queen Bizabeth Drive, Marsh Harbour
Tel: 367.0579


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


LEGEND Loading Monday in Palm Beach
Arriving Tuesday in Marsh Harbour

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

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


Dean's Shipping office at the Marsh Harbour dock


Marsh Harbour Contact
Ph: (242) 367-2653
367-0364 367-5642 Fax
Government Dock
Marsh Harbour, Abaco
Nassau Contact
(242) 393-4371 393-3829
394-7529 Fax 394-0057
Western End Potter's Cay Dock
Nassau, New Providence
Palm Beach Contact
Ph: (561) 844-5387
M/V Legacy
c/o Palm Beach Steamship
158 B East Port Road
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Bar Opens Daily 10 a.m.
Closed on Tuesdays

Happy Hour 5 6 p.m.

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Murder suspects are

arraigned in Nassau


By Canishka Alexander
Police officers from the Abaco district
cordially invited numerous community
stakeholders to celebrate with them during
their Abaco District Divisional Party held
on December 18. The joyous celebration
took place at the Pineapple Place Resort
in Treasure Cay, and despite the biting
cold and incessant rain, it attracted a good
crowd.
The bar was well stocked with every
drink and delicacy imaginable; and the
dance floor was framed by patio chairs and
a swimming pool at its northern end. Eliz-
abeth Williams, human resources officer,
was the hostess for the night and ensured
that guests were comfortably seated under-


neath the large tent before serving them a
sumptuously prepared feast.
Administrator Cephas Cooper was
thankful to the police for their commitment
to keeping Abaco a safe place for its resi-
dents and visitors and commended them
for their hard work and dedication.
Supt. Noel Curry was elated to bring
remarks and thanked everyone for their
support and for joining them. He explained
that the officers had been saving and plan-
ning all year for their party, and he was
pleased to see it come to fruition.
Supt. Curry then turned everyone's at-
tention to the raffle where several people
who had the fortune of having winning
numbers received prizes.


Abaco's Police Chief, Supt. Noel Curry, center, hosted the Police Christmas Party held
at Pineapple Place in Treasure Cay. Si/wi'i are Sgt. Deanza Cash, Sgt. Remy Minnis,
Supt. Curry, Sgt. Jennifer Rolle and Sgt. Jeremy Henfield.


By Timothy Roberts
Following the murder of Stanley Saint-
vil, proprietor of Stanley Steel, and the
shooting of his girlfriend and daughter,
two men appeared before a magistrate in
Nassau on December 13 to be charged
with killing a man and two counts of at-
tempted murder.
Two Abaco men, Dacinson Berchant,
27, and Brandon Keith Evans, 29, are ac-
cused of murdering 36-year-old Saintvil
on December 6 after it was alleged that he
won a large amount of money at a num-
bers house just hours earlier.


Dr. Benerji Swarna of the Marsh Har-
bour government clinic pronounced him
dead at the scene. The two men were
also charged with the attempted murders
of his girlfriend Adeline Louissaint and
their one-year-old baby girl. Both were
stabilized in a hospital in Nassau and are
said to be recovering.
It was also alleged the pair conspired
to rob Mr. Saintvil and robbed Ms. Lou-
issaint of $270.
Both men were expected back in court
on December 15.


IWO ioaco men, uacinson nercnant ana Branaon Keit Ezvans, are suspects in tme
murder of Stanley Saintvil. They were transported to Nassau for arraignment. They
were flown to Nassau in a Defence Force aircraft.

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The Abaconian


January 1, 2011


Business License Act goes into effect January 1


By Timothy Roberts
In an effort to improve the business
environment in The Bahamas, the gov-
ernment has revised the Business License
Act to simplify and make it more efficient
for Bahamians to apply for and receive li-
censes. Businesses will have a 90-day win-
dow to apply under the new Act beginning
January 1, 2011.
During a luncheon held by the Abaco
Chamber of Commerce, the Hon. Zhivar-
go Laing, Minister of State for Finance,
noted that amendments are currently being
drawn up for the new Act, which passed
Parliament in June 2010 to address a va-
riety of problems that they have already
taken account of.
However, Mr. Laing was confident that
the Act in its present form will be "effec-
tive in making it easier, faster and more
efficient in doing business."
The Bahamas ranks 60th out of 180
countries in Ease of Doing Business. He
said the government is seeking to improve
this problem through a variety of simple
changes.
One example he gave was that under
the new Act businesses will apply for one
license. There will be no more need to re-
quest a separate license, for instance, for
liquor and another for music and dance.
There will be one license that will cover all
aspects of the business.
Also, under the previous law, the busi-
ness had to register separately for a trade
name. Now all of that is taken care of
through the Business License office.
Another feature of note is that when a
person applies for a license, by law the


license needs to be granted within seven
days. This is providing that the applicant
has already received all relevant approvals
such as Ministry of Works, Department of
Health and/or any other necessary condi-
tion for the specific type of business the
person are applying for.
The forms are also very flexible, he
noted. "With one form you can change
the name of your business, the location of
your business and pay your tax. Attached
to that form will be instructions on how
to fill it out. It will also ask what kind of
business you are seeking to go into and
will tell you what the pre-requisites are for
applying for that business."
Mr. Laing said with this new process,
a business is registered forever unless the
owner sends in a form stating that the busi-
ness has closed. If that form is not sent in,
then the government assumes the business
is still in existence.
Mr. Laing said they have simplified the
calculation of business license fees with
the "objective to create a tax neutral situa-
tion." The fees, he said, will remain basi-
cally the same as the previous fee struc-
ture. However, "some may pay less, some
may see an increase and some may remain
the same."
"If you are making $250,000 or less a
year for the next two years, you will have
no Business License Tax to pay because
you are exempt under this new law. "Be-
fore it used to be $50,000, but now it is
$250,000," Mr. Laing said.
The government has also decided to
simplify the process of calculating the
business license fee. "Now we assess busi-


ness license tax only on turnover. There
will be no deductions, just that top line
revenue, what you make, we will take a
percentage of that," Mr. Laing said.
Regarding those that apply for a new
license and are rejected, Mr. Laing said
they have a means of appeal. In Nassau
there will be an appeals board made up
of seven members which will exist year
round. In the Out Islands, when there is an
appeal to be heard, the chairman and two
persons will come from New Providence
while two local Council members will sit
on the Board and hear the appeal on the
island where the complaint is being made,
he said.


While business persons may not have
to renew their license every year, they
will have to file their returns, which will
be due March 31, Mr. Laing said. "If
you do not do so, you will not have a
Certificate of Good Standing from us,"
he added.
Editor's Note:
We are expecting that someone from
Nassau will hold a meeting on Abaco in
January to explain more fully the details of
this new Business License Act. We suggest
that business owners should be aware of
this and plan to attend.


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366-2075 Abaco Real Estate + 6 hse 367-2719
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365-4271 Living Easy 16 hse 367-2202
365-4047 Island Breezes Motel 8 rms 367-3776
365-4161 Lofty Fig Villas 6 eff 367-2681
365-4636 Pelican Beach Villas 6 cott 367-3600
365-4226 Regattas (Prev. Abaco Towns) 32 effic 367-0148
365-4105 HG Christie II hse 367-4151
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365-5178 Moore's Is Bonefish Camp 8 rm 366-6334


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12 hse 365-5195
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53 hse 366-0035
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4 villas 366-0557


Sandy Point
Oeisha's Resort 366-4139
Pete & Gay's Resort 14 rm 366-4119
Rickmon's Bonefishing 10 rm 366-4477
Spanish Cay
Spanish Cay Resort 18 rm 6 hse 365-0083
Treasure Cay
Bahama Beach Club 88 units 365-8500
Brigantine Bay Villas 4 units 365-8033
Island Dreams + 45 hse 365-8507
Treasure Cay Resort 95 rms 365-8801
Mark's Bungalows 4 units 365-8506
Abaco Estate Services 365-8752
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FOOD STORE
Customer docking
Homemade bread
Complete line of groceries
Frozen foods, fresh fruits &
vegetables
Block & crushed ice
Green Turtle Cay
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Emergency Services
Police Marsh Harbour 367-2560 911
B. Electricity Corp 367-2727, 367-2846, 367-4667
Water & Sewerage 475-1499, 475-5518
The following services are provided by volunteers
Fire Marsh Harbour 367-2000
Fire -Hope Town VHF Ch 16
Fire Green Turtle Cay 365-4133
Fire Man-O-War 365-6911
Treasure Cay Fire & Rescue 365-9112
BASRA Bah Air Sea Rescue Assoc all areas Marine VHF 16
Hope Town 366-0500 Marsh Harbour 367-3752
Guana Cay 365-5178 Treasure Cay 365-8749


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


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

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


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

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

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

Green Turtle Ferry to Marsh H Airport $80

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


Visitors' Guide
Restaurants Services Transportation


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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 367-0290 -VHF Ch. 16 Hope Town & Man-0-War from Crossing
Bch
Marsh Harbour > Hope Town 7:15 am 9 10:30 12:15 pm* 2 4 5:45
Return 8 am 9:45 11:30 1:30 pm* 3 4 5 6:30
Marsh Harbour > White Sound Contractor's special Mon Fri 7 am Return 5 pm
Marsh Harbour > Man-O-War 7:15am 10:30 2:30 pm 4 5:45
Return 8 am 11:30 3:15 5 on
Marsh H. > Guana Cay (& Scotland Cay with advance notice) from Conch Inn Sundaysl
(6:45am Union Jack Dock) 10:30 1:30 pm 3:30 or
Return 8 am 11:30 2:30 pm 4:45 holidays
Fare Adult prepaid oneway $15 / open return $25, Kids 6-11 half, Under 6 free (Phone after hours 359-6861)
Green Turtle Ferry Phone 365-4166, 4128, 4151 VHF Ch 16 Ten minute ride
Green T Cay to Treasure Cay Airport 8 am 9 II 12:15 1:30 3 4:30
T Cay Airport to Green T Cay 8:30 am 10:30 11:30 1:30 2:30 3:30 4:30 5
New Plymouth one way adult $10 (Children $7) Round trip $15 Extra to some G T Cay docks
Abaco Adventures Ph 365-8749 VHF Ch 16
Treasure Cay to Guana Cay Sunday Lv 12 & returns 4:45 p.m. $25 RT
T Cay to Man-O-War/ Hope Town Wed 9:30 am, return 4:30 pm $35 RT
T Cay to Guana Cay Sunset Cruise Fr $25 call for time
Pinder's Ferry Service Between Abaco & Grand Bahama -
Crown Haven, Abaco to McLean's Town, Grand Bah. -Daily 7:00 am & 2:30 pm
McLean's Town to Crown Haven return Daily 8:30 am & 4:30 pm
Fare $45 OW / $90 RT Children half fare Call Abaco 365-2356 for information
Bus between Freeport and McLean's Town Rental automobiles at both terminals.
Bahamas Ferries Sandy Point & Nassau Every Friday & Sunday, except holidays, under 4 Hour
Call 225-3376 or 366-4119 Adults $95 RT, $55 OW Call for car & truck rate
The Great Abaco Express Marsh Harbour bus for group tours Call 367-2165
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Charter Boats
Lucky Strike Hope T 366-0101
Sea Gull Hope Town 366-0266
A Salt Weapon Hope Town 366-0245
Down Deep 366-3143
Local Boy 366-0528
Back Breaker 365-5140

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


All phones use area code 242 unless noted


Bonefish Guides
Sandy Point
Patrick Roberts .. 366-4286
Nicholas Roberts
Derrick Gaitor
Ferdinand Burrows 366-4133
Vernal Burrows
Kendall White
Anthony Bain ......366-4107
Floyd Burrows .... 366-4175
Links Adderly ......366-4335
Valentino Lightbourne
Ricky Burrows .... 366-4233
Marsh Harbour
Jody Albury .........375-8068
Sidney Albury...... 477-5996
Richard Albury..... 367-0367
Terrance Davis.... 367-4464
Buddy Pinder.......366-2163
Justin Sands ......367-3526
Danny Sawyer.....367-3577
Jay Sawyer ........367-3941


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


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


Section A


Page 23


Attractions
Albert Lowe Museum.... .......... ............... Green Turtle Cay
Capt Roland Roberts House, reef exhibits....Green Turtle Cay
Memorial Sculpture Garden................... Green Turtle Cay
Wyannie Malone Historical Museum...................Hope Town
Elbow Cay Light Station..................................... Hope Town
Walk to & swim on Mermaid Reef off M Harb. Pelican Shore
Drive to & swim in Blue Hole ....... Treasure Cay farm road
Art studio & working foundry- ................. Little Harbour
Working boatyards....................................... Man-O-War cay
Pocket beaches Crossing Beach in Marsh Harbour
Witches Point 3 miles S. of Marsh Harbour
Little Harbour 20 miles S. of Marsh Harbour
Cherokee 23 miles S of Marsh Harbour
Miles of beach are generally on ocean exposures
Treasure Cay Green Turtle Cay Guana Cay Elbow Cay
Man-O-War Cay Casuarina Point Bahama Palm Shore
Sandy Point & more
Items of interest Man-O-War boat yards Black-
wood blue hole & sisal mill Cedar Harbour plantation ruins
need guide Hole-in- Wall lighthouse last mile very rough
road Abaco wild horses by appointment 367-4805 Bird
watching ask tourism 367-3067

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

Abaco Marinas Slips Fuel Phone
Green Turtle Cay
Bluff House ................45....... F......4365-4200
Green Turtle Club ......32....... F......365-4271
Black Sound Marina...15..............365-4531
Other Shore Club.......12....... F......365-4195
Abaco Yacht Service..10....... F......365-4033
Treasure Cay
Treasure Cay Marina150 ...... F......365-8250
Man-O-War
Man-O-War Marina ...26....... F......365-6008
Marsh Harbour
Boat Harbour Marinal83....... F......367-2736
Conch Inn.............75....... F .....367-4000
Harbour View Marina .36.......F .....367-2182
Mangoes Marina........29..............367-2366
Marsh Harbour Marina52 F 367 2700
Hope Town
Hope Town Marina.....16..............366-0003
Hope Town Hideaways.................366-0224
Lighthouse Marina .......6....... F......366-0154
Sea Spray..................60....... F......366-0065
Spanish Cay
Spanish Cay Marina...75....... F......365-0083
Guana Cay
Bakers Bay Marina...158....... F......365-5802
Guana Hide-aways ....37..............577-0003
Orchid Bay .................64 ...... F......365-5175
Boats can clear Customs at Green Turtle Cay,
Treasure Cay or Marsh Harbour


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








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*"BERKLEY'SBLUFF"- 31,000 s.f. -0.7116 Acre 100' of
Atlantic ocean frontage 275' depth Great elevations overlooks
surfer's beach. #HTV1125 BRING OFFERS NEW PRICE $375,000.
GREAT GUANA CAY
." WIND N' SEA" Fabulous waterfront building site two parcels
containing a total of 69,197 s.f. 1.588 Acres 241' of Sea of Abaco
frontage great elevations to 42' above sea level #GGV1112 $850,000.
*"BLACK JACK'S REST" 32,750 s.f. 0.751 Acre Lot #33 in
Orchid Bay with amenities 120.41' Sea of Abaco frontage available to
build dock Private community #GGV 1147 $667,000.
"LOT 78 DOLPHIN BEACH ESTATES- 31,299 s.f. 0.718
Acre 110' on pristine Atlantic beachfront up to 25' elevations paved
road and electricity in place. Access to shared dock. Combine with "Lost
Shaker" for a total of 68,138 s.f. 1.56 Acre site. #GGV1156 $674,847.
* "CLAIRE'S BEACH" Beachfront building site 31,243 s.f. -
0.717 Acre 117' of Atlantic beachfront Dock access good elevations -
superb ocean views. #GGV 1006 $478,000.
- "LOST SHAKER" 36,839 s.f. 0.847 Acre 65' of Atlantic
beachfront -Dolphin Beach Estates oversized parcel good elevations-
easement to beach. #GGV1000 $460,000.
*" -IIL I.\ S" 19,239 s.f. -0.4417 Acre 95' of Atlantic
beachfront Dolphin Beach Estates Semi-private dock.
#GGV1135 FORECLOSURE\ MUST SELL! 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 the Sea of Abaco. Shared dock access or can build a private
dock on shoreline 8' depth atMLW #GGV1118 $368,000.
"MIRABELLA" 15,174 s.f. 0.384 Acre lot one of Guana's
highest elevations with panoramic views of the Atlantic and Sea of
Abaco Paved road and underground electric in place Deeded
rights to shared dock in Susan's Cove. #GGV1153 $129,000.
GREEN TURTLE CAY
"COCONUT BEACH" 63,815 s.f. 1.465 Acre Prime beach
front lot secluded beach cove on north end-driveway in place and previously
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"PLAYING HOOKY"- 15,948 s.f. 0.3661 Acre Prime
building site Unobstructed views of Coco Bay Public dock access-
Beach access #GTV 1080 $430,000.
"MADERIA HILL 65,208 s.f. 1.497 Acre = Dock Access -
Beach Access Great elevations.
BANK OWNED MUST" SELL #GTV1009 $395,000.
"CONCHED OUT" 30,361 s.f. 0.697 Acre 125' of Atlantic
beachfront 12' elevations beautiful ocean views very private area-
additional acreage available. #GTV 1008 $325,000.
* "LONG BAYBEACH"- 26,589 s.f 0.6103 Acre -60' of
Spectacular beach frontage private gated entrance affordable build-
ing site for cottage or beach cabana. #GTV 1121 $299,000.


*"LONG BAYSOUND" 24,565 s.f. 0.5639 acres 105' of
Black Sound frontage Ideal home site dock site possible combine
with Long Bay Beach for sea to sea parcel. GTV 1122 $299,000.
."OCEANVIEWLOT" 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.
#GTV 1157 $294,500.
"CASUARINA"- 8,126 s.f. 0.1865 Acre Corner lot Prime
building site central location short walk to Bita Bay Beach -
Snorkel right off shore. #GTV 1074 $59,000.
"COCO BAYBREEZE" Two prime building sites .2699
Acre (.2255 Acre SOLD ONLY I LEFT) Dock Access -
Beach Access. #GTV 1007 $47,500. Lot
MAN-O-WAR CAY
"SUMMERPLACE" 10,719 s.f. 0.246 Acre Prime build-
ing site over 150' of Sea ofAbaco frontage concrete seawall on
Sea of Abaco 103' x 6' private dock on Man-O-War harbour -
Fabulous Sea of Abaco views. #MWV1082 $233,000.
SCOTLAND CAY
"141 Hillside Developer Parcels" Over 1/2 Acre with
beach access. Aircraft Landing Rights and Boat Slips available.
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JANUARY 1st, 2011


Hope Town shows support for District Council

Minister reverses Council's decision on Elbow Cay Club project
By Timothy Roberts
Residents of Hope Town held a rally on
December 7 in support of the Hope Town
District Council and its resolution to reject
the application for the redevelopment of
ASSA.II, Elbow Cay Club by a group of develop-
r.. ers known as New Settlement II. The ap-
plication for approval in principal, which
was rejected by the Council two times,
was appealed to central government and
the Council's decision was overturned on
November 16, 2010, but approved with
modifications.
Before a crowd of 60 or more people,
Don Cash, a Hope Town native, said,
"This is a slap in the face of the members
of the Hope Town District Council and the
community that elected them to serve on
their behalf." He said that to date central
government has not bothered to officially
inform the Council of its decision. Local
government members learned of it only
when they were shown a copy of a fax that
was sent to the attorney of the developers.
Mr. Cash went on to say, "We know
what is best for this island we live here,
we work here and we should have some
Many residents of Elbow Cay showed their support for the Hope Town District Council that turned down a proposed re-development say in our future! We didn't get this way
of the Elbow Cay Club property. The group gathered at the Upper Public Dock in Hope Town when a group of news people from by letting other people tell us what to do.
Nassau were on Abaco. The Council decision was overturned by the Minister of Local Government. The Council originally rejected The government should be looking to us
the proposal for its density and for a large marina that extended out into a boating area. After changes that included reducing the for direction, not telling us what to do."
number of docks in the marina and the density ashore, the Council again rejected the proposal after consultation with Hope Town Jeremy Sweeting, Chief Councillor,


residents. However, the developers appealed to the minister, as pan.. eorJ by law. She on at addressing the media is Chief Councillor
Jeremy Sweeting. In the left foreground are Harold Malone and Lana Russell, the two elected Hope Town representatives on the
Hope Town District Council.


Please see Hope Town Page 4


I E-government is topic of

Minister Laing's talk


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Minister of State for Finance, the Hon. Zhivargo Laing, held an informative meeting
in Marsh Harbour on December 9 to explain e-government. This is government's em-
phasis on simplifying government procedures by using the internet. Mr. Laing expects
that these changes will speed up many contacts that the public has with government.
Present at the meeting were junior councillors from Abaco Central High School who
are learning about Local Government. Mr. Laing is shown here with the junior coun-
cillors. They are, in the front, Alvonell Greene, Payton Stubbs, Damara McIntosh,
Brinique Bowleg, Mr. Laing, Rashae Burrows, Aisha Jones and Khiadjlah Stuart. In
the back are Melik Moultrie, Administrator Benjamin Pinder and Administrator Ce-
phas Cooper.


By Timothy Roberts
In seeking to improve the provision
of public services and change the culture
of doing business in The Bahamas, the
government is making a "substantial in-
vestment" in upgrading the information
technology framework creating an online


portal for Bahamians to access govern-
ment services.
Minister of State for Finance, the Hon.
Zhivargo Laing, at a town meeting at the
Anglican Hall in Marsh Harbour said that
Please see Laing Page 19


A major farm project is getting underway in North Abaco. Paul Baker, left, has brought
in three boatloads of heavy equipment. He is beginning by repairing the road to the
old Bahama Star Farm in the Norman's Castle area west of the Treasure Cay airport.
Preliminary plans include processing plants. 5/,i n,, are Mr. Baker; Edison Key, MP
for South Abaco and Chairman of the Bahamas Agricultural and Industrial Corpora-
tion; Ejnar Cornish, BAIC manager on Abaco; Cleola Pinder; Prinicpal Huel Moss of
S.C. Bootle High School; Daniel DesAuguste; Zeldon Simmons; Linda Simmons and
Rudolph Rolle. See story on page 10.


By Timothy Roberts organically and pr
Abaco is about to become the home of Edison Key, N
a new organic farm boasting of a vari- for South Abaco a
ety of vegetables, Irish potatoes, tropical
fruit, citrus and dairy products, all grown Please see Farm


*ocessed locally.
Member of Parliament
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Page 2 Section B The Abaconian


News of the Cays 1


By Peggy Thompson
The annual Christmas play held by St.
James Methodist Church featured children
from ages four to 15 and raised the largest
amount of monies to date. The play per-
formed three nights was a culmination of
ten weeks of daily practicing. Dozens of
volunteers donated a variety of services
including painting backdrops, professional
lighting and sound engineering, authentic
costumes and make-up, printing of the
posters and programs and even a pizza
party for the cast. It takes the whole village
to put on this annual production.
Carrie Cash and Jane Engle, two of the
dedicated volunteers, offer time and ex-
pertise to create a seemingly flawless pro-


duction. Over the years the play has added
an extra night and still remains a sold out
event. This year tickets cost $10 and guests
were so overwhelmed by the performances
that donations were given at the end after
standing ovations.
"I was able to turn the reins over to
the teen crew," explains Craig Knowles,
"Noah Albury and Ashton Kemp took over
sound and lighting and worked well under
pressure." Like any production, there can
be mishaps. For example, the power to the
island was cut off, but the children did not
miss a line and flashlights spotlighted the
cast until generators kicked in. On another
night, when the music system went hay-
wire, 7-year old Summer Aberle sang her


Hope Town's Christmas play is
most successful of all


solo a cappella and the cast joined in.
"The costumes, music and set were
amazing," enthused Stephanie Frome of
Knoxville, Tennessee. "We are planning
our return trip at the same time next year
so we can see the 2011 production there
is so much talent on this little island, it was
awesome!"
St. James Methodist Church's Youth
Groups are active in the community as well
as mission work. Last year, The St. James
Players added the annual teen mission trip
to their Mission Outreach funding. But first
they take care of their very special project.
"St. James Methodist Church has been
providing funds to send the orphaned chil-
dren at the Bilney Lane Children's Home
in Nassau to summer camp for nearly 20
years," details Carrie Cash, church mem-
ber and director of the play. "The annual
Christmas play is the primary service proj-


This is the cast of this year's Christmas play produced by the Hope Town community to
raise funds to send orphans to a summer camp. This is the 19th annualproduction, each
taking months to plan. This year it was produced three times with the tickets costing $10


each. Many give donations for the r'ily/ cause. This year's effort raised the most money
yet. Photo by Ray Brown


I AACORELESTATE' AG1EN~CY 9I


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


MAN-O-WAR CAY





3 Bedl2 Home. 8,931 sq.ft Lot
CBS New metal roof, upgrade
$475,o00. "Must See"


GUANA CAY


THE CAYS
Guana Cay Residential Lot
Guana Cay Lot 93A & 92B
Guana Cay Coconut Thyme
Lubbers Abaco Ocean Club Lots 39&40
Guana Cay Lot#97
Guana Cay Lots from
MARSH HARBOUR
Sunrise Bay Lot 12 13,266 sq. ft. Hilltop
Sweetings Village Lot 45 "UNDER CONTRACT"
Sweetings Village Lot 54 & 56
Sweetings Village Lot 55 & 57
"NEW" 5 Residential Lots on
Stede Bonnet Road starting at
New commercial 2.05 acres next to Maxwell's
Sweetings Village Lot#32 "TRIPLEX"
Stede Bonnett Rad 1/1 House
SOUTH ABACO
Casuarina Point Lots 90 & 91
B.P.S. Lots 5 & 6 Sec 4
Yellow Wood Cottage
Long Beach Lot#31 12,600 sq.ft.
NORTH ABACO
Bahama Coral Island
Leisure Lee 4 Lots from
Joe's Creek Lot#12 "REDUCED"
Treasure Cay Lot #8 Block 190
Treasure Cay Lot #9 Block 190
Treasure Cay Lot #8 & 9 together
9.6 Acres Just North of Treasure Cay
Treasure Cay Lot#78 BI. SI


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$ 75,000
$129,000 each
$569,000
$ 98,000 for both
$579,000
$ 49,900

$238,000
$ 47,500
$125,000
$125,000

$78,000
$245,000
$585,000
$159,000

$45,000
$30,000 each
$229,000
$115,000


$13,500
$ 43,000
$ 43,000
$ 68,000
$ 79,000
$128,000
$229,000
$ 69,000


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ect in which funds are raised. We have been
so successful in this endeavor that they no
longer need to solicit funds from other
sources. The 52 cast members participating
are a cross-section of every denomination,
and without their dedication and hard work
combined with volunteers from the commu-
nity, this would not be possible."
Carrie and Jane also gave credit to the
dedicated parents who made the event pos-
sible. Some of the 2010 St. James' Play-
ers are children of Carrie's original play
cast 19 years ago. The annual Christmas
play is sure to be a sell-out in 2011 so it
may not be too early to reserve your tick-
ets and enjoy a heartfelt program and "pay
it forward" by sending the less fortunate
orphaned children to a full-filled summer
camp for some the only trip they make
out of the Bilney Lane orphanage.


BA'MAPALM
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MARSH HARBOUR #5233
ST.CHARLES PLACE SUNRISE BAY Stunning 4
bed 4 bath home with direct beach access
and private dock slip. US$2,500,000.
Bill.Albury@SothebysRealty.com


happy New Year


MARSH HARBOUR #5817 MARSH HARBOUR #5776 MARSH HARBOUR #5155
LOFTY FIG VILLAS 1.5 acre commercial OWL's NEST-THE RESIDENCES-ABACO WATERFRONT HIDEAWAY Sea to sea ,150' dock
parcel, rare opportunity in the heart of BEACH RESORT 4bed4bathbeautifullyfurnished. & boat lif. Main house with I 1/2 bed I 1/2 bath,
town. Income producing.US$2,200,000. World class marina. Best Value. $1,900,000. guest quarters with 2 bed 2 bath.US$1SI,795,000.
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MARSH HARBOUR #4989
WATERFRONT -New 4b/3b home
with dockage. Gorgeous pool with
sea views. Guest Cottage. US$925,000.
Bill.Albury@SothebysRealty.com


MARSH HARBOUR #5162
SUR LA MER EASTERN SHORES Atthe
water's edge with beach access.2 bed/2 bath plus 2
bonus rooms and decks. Repeat rentals. $780,000.
Lydia.Bodamer@SothebysRealty.com


MARSH HARBOUR #4632
WATERFRONT HIGH ROCKS I ACRE LOT
Prime location &greatelevation,beach,&ferry
dock nearby. Fabulous Views. $599,000.
Bill.Albury@SothebysRealty.com


CozY COTTAGE 2 bed,, 1.5 bath in the
settlement, 3rd bedroom/study. 3 minutes
walk to beach. Charming home. $395,000.
Bill.Albury@SothebysRealty.com











TILLOO CAY #3738
LOT 10 Stunning view from this large
beachfront lot. Great swimming off the beach.
Community dock. US$2 5 0,000.
Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com


WINDING BAY
HOPE COTTAGE 4 bed 4 bath
Ritz Carlton's Winding Bay wv
imaginable option included. US$
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George Damianos Kerry Sullivan
Broker, Owner Broker
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YELLOwELDER-Oversized I acrelot&3b/2bhouse. THE CHALET 3 bed/2 bath main home with SEAGRAPE WATERFRONT 3 bed 3
Best priced lot per sq. footage on Sea ofAbaco 2 bed/I bath apartment and I bed/Ibath bath on Eastern Shores with 2 docks,
150'frontagenearMarshHarbour.US$775,000. apartment. 4,200 sq.ft. total. US$775,000. boat lifts, swimming pool. US$985,000.
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MARSH HARBOUR #5283
THOMPSON HOUSE BARRACUDA LANE
3 bed 3 bath newly built with modern
kitchen, high end appliances. $492,000.
Bill.Albury@SothebysRealty.com


MAN-O-WAR CAY #5773
Low OVERHEAD HARBOURVIEWS Renovated
I bedroom I bathroom with bunkroon,
furnished and move-in ready. US$250,000.
Christopher.Albury@SothebysRealty.com


TILLOO CAY #4947
ToP-A-TILLOO Where can you get brand
new construction with views for this price?
Short walk to beach & dockage.US$235,000.
Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com


#5701 WINDING BAY #5235 LITTLE I
h home in THE ABACO CLUB LOT #30 Best OCEANVIE
'ith every priced beachfront estate lot available, with beach
1,800,000. Over 1.5 acres. US$1,500,000. Also2bed2
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Estate Agent Estate Agent Estate Agent EstateAgent
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SWEETINGS VILLAGE 3 bed 2 bath2350sq.ft home+
2 bonus roomsSituated on 1/4 acre lotFully landscaped.
Detached storage shed.Turn Key US$325,000.
Lydia.Bodamer@SothebysRealty.com











SCHOONER BAY #5671
WATERFRONT LOT HARBOUR ISLAND
52 ft on harbour facing Schooner Bay Village.
Developer will design build home. Enjoy a
seaside golf cart community. $160,000.











TURTLE ROCKS #5157
HILLTOP WITH VIEW Excellent 16,969 sq.ft.
homesite, or investment potential.Views of the
Sea of Abaco & surrounding Cays. $69,900.
Lydia.Bodamer@SothebysRealty.com


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HARBOUR #5281
ws from 3 bed/2 bath high above sea level
access. Near Petes Pub.US$450,000.
2 bath cottage available.US$250,000.
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ANNE BONNY -WATERFRONT Charming down
east 3 bed cottage with 360 degree views. Protected
harbour frontage. 16,959 sq.ft. lot US$725,000.
Christopher.Albury@SothebysRealty.com


TILLOU tAYt T4y921
REEL DRAG WATERFRONT Extensive
docks & boat lifts. Fabulous newly
built 4 bed 3 bath. US$925,000.
Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com


MARSH HARBOUR #3248
HIGH ROCKS HOME 4 bed 3 bath home has a view
of the Sea ofAbaco with huge verandah overlooking
the pool perfect for outdoor entertaining. $749,000.
Bill.Albury@SothebysRealty.com











MAN-O-WAR CAY #5353
AURORA COTTAGE Well-built 1,200
sq.ft. home, 2 bed 2 bath, central
A/C. Fenced yard. US$385,000.
Christopher.Albury@SothebysRealty.com











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


MAINLAND
#4071 BAHAMA PALM SHORES Lot 43 Good residential area. $30,000. BillAlbury
#4689 CEDAR HARBOUR NEW PRICE 2 acres, deeded water access. $501c Lydia Bodamer
#4632 MARSH HARBOUR High Rocks waterfront lot. High elevation, views. $599k1c Bill Albury
#5157 TURTLE ROCKS NEW PRICE Hill top 16,969 sq.ft. $69,900. Lydia Bodamer

TILLOO CAY
#4482 Fabulous Beachfront Lot. Best Beach Location. NEW PRICE $375,000. Stan Sawyer
#4671 SeaViews, high elevation, 1/2 acre. FURTHER REDUCED $135,000. Stan Sawyer
#1836 Tilloo Beach Subdivision Hillside lots, shared dock. From $150.000. Laurie Schreiner
#3738 Tilloo Beach Subdivision Lot 10 Beachfront lot. NEW PRICE $270,000. Laurie Schreiner
#4558 Tilloo Beach Subdivsion Lot 22Waterfront $335,000. Laurie Schreiner
#5128 Tilloo Beach Subdivision Lot 27 Superior elevation, shared dock. $115,000. Kerry Sullivan
#3792 One Waterfront Acre Great elevation, room for dock $290,000. Laurie Schreiner





#4986 HIGH ROCKSThe Chalet 3 bed/2 bath home. $3,400/mo.Water view, generator
includes I bed I bath apartment subletting is allowed with restrictions.
#4983 HIGH ROCKS Yellow Elder 3 bed 2 bath home. Waterfront & generator $3,000/mo.
HIGH ROCKS Seamagine 2 bed I bath duplex. Hilltop.Waterviews $ 1,100/mo.
Lydia. Bodamer@SothebysRealty.com


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Hope Town wants smaller project


Hopeo Town From Page 1
said that the Council stood in support of the
voice of the Hope Town people. Directing
his comments at central government, he
said, "The future of Hope Town belongs
to locals keep your hands off."
Mr. Sweeting said that central government
has turned a deaf ear to the local government
representatives, setting "a terrible precedent


for the future of local government." Central
government acted against the wishes of the
people and had no problem overturning the
unanimous decision of Council.
He continued that the Local Government
Act has not brought true governance at the
local level and that central government is
merely using local government as "scape-
goats" to take care of the small issues that
the "MP's no longer want to be bothered


with," while the important things that af-
fect the future of the community and are
considered significant "Nassau wants to
have the last say."
"This is not right!" he said. "If they
want us to be puppets, someone else can
have the job."
The crowd cheered numerous times dur-
ing the speeches while some carried plac-
ards that were against interference from


central government or "Nassau." Local
and national news outlets were there to re-
cord the complaints of the residents.
In Mr. Cash's final plea he said, "It's
not too late. They have only given approv-
al for the purchase of the property. It is not
too late to listen to your people and support
our community. Mr. Ingraham, we have
supported you in the past, but now we need
you to support US!"


Memorial garden is transformed


By Peggy Thompson
The Byrle Patterson Memorial Garden,
located south of the Wyannie Malone His-
torical Museum in Hope Town, is under-
going a beautification project. The garden
by the sea, dedicated in honor of Byrle Pat-
terson, one of the museum's founders, was
the former site of the home of the district
commissioner when Hope Town was the
seat of government for Abaco. Where the
Loyalist house once stood there is now a
white picket fence and gazebo.
"We were digging up a pathway and dis-
covered the quarry limestone blocks from
the original home's foundation," quips


Elbow Cay residents showed support jor their Council when a group of news people from
Nassau covered the event. S/w ,',, is one of the television news anchors making her report
for two television cameras.


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


Cliona Bacon, second homeowner in Hope
Town and the force behind the renovation.
"We have sealed them and shaped them to
compliment the garden path and accent the
memorial sculptures. As the property is
directly on the Atlantic Ocean, the plant-
ings will be limited but will feature native
plants typical of historic gardens including
herb and bush medicine collections."
The plan will be phased allowing the
garden to memorialize loved ones with a
connection to Hope Town while helping to

Please see Cays Page 6


Cliona Bacon, a second home owner, volunteered to spearhead the renovation of the By-
rle Patterson Memorial Garden and discovered limestone blocks from the original house
on the site. The blocks are being repositioned from the original Commissioner's residence
foundation to create a pth i i i Pictured are Luke Albury, Charlie Cash, Lilly Higgs and
Peggy Thompson adding finishing touches to the Garden.


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Cays From Page 4
raise much needed monies for the museum
and on-going genealogy work. According
to Debbie Gates Patterson, museum board
member and daughter-in-law of the late
Byrle Patterson, the museum details the
Loyalist lifestyle from wracking to farming
and fishing with lifestyle rooms displaying
the smallest of details of 18th and 19th
century island life. The genealogy files
are of particular interest as Bahamians and
visitors alike discover their "Hope Town
families."
The museum opened in October 1977
and holds an annual Heritage Day in early


March. It is scheduled to host a historic
pirate play in April, 2011. Details of the
opportunity to select brass plaques for
placement on the stones in the garden will
be displayed on the website www.hope-
townmuseum.com.
The renovation began over the holidays
so there were lots of volunteers working
including visitors and school children.
"One of the best parts of vacationing in
Hope Town," details Christopher Deverell
of the UK, "is becoming part of the com-
munity. I spent two days of my holiday
placing stones for the memorial garden and
look forward to a spring return to volun-
teer with plantings."


Alternate dump
is visited
A private dump site on Elbow Cay was
visited December 22 by members of local
government, Environmental Health and the
police. Located near Elbow Cay's current
transfer site, the private dump appeared to
be growing in size. This concerns island
residents who are pleased that the historic
dump has recently been cleaned and is now
operating efficiently under new manage-
ment.
Meeting with the private dump's manag-
er, the group was assured that efforts were
underway to have several full garbage con-
tainers shipped to Marsh Harbour. He as-
sured them that he will get additional bins
to remove the accumulated debris.
A large pile of chipped mulch on the
property is to be moved to the operator's


farm. When a minor repair to the chipper
is made, the accumulated brush and land
clearing debris will be chipped and moved
for use as mulch.
The group plans another inspection af-
ter the holidays when freight and shipping
schedules return to normal. The operator
assured everyone that they will see a clean-
er area at that time.
Hope Town raises
funds for the Dove
By Christine McCully
On December 28th the Bahamian cham-
pion sailboat, The Dove, was displayed on
its cradle at the upper public dock in Hope
Town with a crowd of supporters around it.
When asked what the fund raiser was

Please see Cays Page 8


An individual is maintaining a dump on private property in Hope Town. Officials are
wanting it cleaned up. Police, Environmental Health and local government officials met
with him just before Christmas when he assured them that it would be cleaned up very
soon. His large chipping machine will make mulch from the yard debris that will be taken
to his farm. He expects to get containers to fill to remove other garbage. The officials
plan to make another visit to the site in the new year.


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Marcellus Roberts
Broker


Everett Pinder
Sales Associate


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


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

3. THE COTTAGES
Now the newest oceanfront development
on Treasure Cay beach comprising 10
individual luxury units
Starting at $595,000 + 12% closing
4. BAHAMA BEACH CLUB
Luxury condominium project on Treasure
Cay Beach. 3 bed / 3 bath / Den / Lanai / on-
site pool and many other features
Starting at $907,500 Plus 14% closing
5. ROYAL POINCIANA TOWNHOUSES
On-site pool and tennis, newly completed
luxury townhouse units directly on Treaure
Cay each totalling 3 bed/4 1/2 baths plus loft
bedroom/ den
Ground floor garage, 2 bed/ 2 bath with
ocean front patio, First floor open concept
living / dining/kitchen plus master bedroom
suite, all ocean
views with patio/ balcony
Loft bedroom/ den with ocean view
MLS $2,075,000 + 7.5% Closing
6. PALM BAY DEVELOPMENT
"Palm Bay" Unit #3 Canal front Town House
located on Anchorage Estate Canal. fully
furnished with 4 bed/ 3/2 bath, attached
garage, deep water boat slip, onsite pool,
short walk to town centre and the world
famous Treasure Cay Beach.
$856,250 plus purchasers closing fees
"Palm Bay" Unit #5 Waterfront Townhouse
fully furnished. Lower level 2 bed/ 2 bath
with garage. Upper level master bed with
ensuite bath/living/dining/kitchen/lanai,
powder room. Dock, 25' Carolina skiff
w/250 HP Evinrude engine GEO Tracker,
golf cart $1,200,000 + 7.5%

BEACH VILLA $648 2 bed/ 2 bath Garden Villa
located in teh popular residential community
of Beach Villa Subdivision, a short walk to the
pool and the world famous Treasure Cay beach.
$343,500 plus purchers closing fees.

Anchorage Estates Multi-family Lots 128'
water front, 22,448 sq. ft. Good investment
Price $474,000 EXC


"NEW" STORAGE UNITS, centrally located in
Treasure Cay town centre. Storage units come
in assorted sizes for boats, cars, golf carts and
"stuff." EXC. Starting at $25,000 FGS
STORAGE / GARAGF I '.. '6" deep, 11'
8" wide. UNDER sale at the low
price c CONTR '
MARINA VIEW VILLA
Recently completed delightful villa with great
marina view and access. Modern 2 bed/ 2
bath CBS fully furnished home, 1020 sq.
ft. plus porches and garden area. Must see to
appreciate. FGS $479,000 EXC
TREASURE LANDING
Unit #4 Upstairs 3 bed/2bath fully furnished,
direct beach access. Good rental investment
EXC. $334,825 + 7.5%
MARINER'S COVE
Townhouse condos with on- site tennis, heated
pool, office, laundry
Marina view, 2 bed/ 2 bath and unit fully
furnished- storm shutters- good rental
potential $271,500 + 7.5% closing
Marina view, 2 bed/ 1 1/2 bath fully, furnished
including garage plus vehicle. Good rental
potential. EXC $300,000 FGS
ROYAL PALM
Canal front condos with on site tennis and pool
2 bed/ 2 bath lower unit with marina view.
12 ft. boat slip with 12,000 lb. lift. Never
rented. EXC $655,950 FGS
TREASURE HOUSE
Ocean front luxury octagonal units with lagoon/
pool/waterfall. Good rental potential.
Unit #7 Two storey 2 bed/ 2 bath home.
MLS $449,500 + 7.5% closing
BAHAMA BEACH CLUB
Resale condos available in first completed project.
Ready to go. Both units never rented but definite
potential. MUST SEE PROPERTIES.
Downstairs unit 3 bed / 2 bath with den/
optional 4th bed. Completely and tastefully
furnished with many extra features including
garage and Ford Taurus $742,000 + 14%
ATLANTIS
Canal front condo with on-site pool. Bldg 4,
ground level, 2 bed 2 bath, emaculate condi
tion. 12' wide boat slip. $449,184 + 8.5%
closing costs

"Dolphin House" comfortable, well designed,
fully furnished CBS home has 2 bed / 2 baths
with large kitchen/ living/ dining facing the
deep water canal. Includes dock, a 34' Ribov
ich, a bonefish skiff and a Chevy van.
$799,000 + 8.5%
Conco #2118 Canal front condo located on the
deep water canal of Brigantine Bay. 2 bed/ 2
bath, tastefully furnished. 12' wide boat slip,
onsite pool.
$449,183 plus purchasers closing fees.
ABBREVIATION CODE
EXC Exclusive listing
FGS Full gross or all-inclusive price
MLS Multiple Listing, list price plus buyer's closing


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

WINDWARD BEACH ESTATES
"Dream Point" Special CBS split level home
located on a corner lot near "The Point" with
two choices of direct beach access. Upper
level has master bedroom with ensuite bath
plus two guest bedrooms and bath. On the
split level there is the main entry into a large
open living/dining area, modern well
equipped kitchen. All rooms open onto a
wrap-around partially covered deck overlook
ing the garden. Ground level has an extra
large garage/ workshop with lots of storage.
EXC. $996,300 FGS
POTENTIAL DEVELOPMENT PROPERTY
6.667 acres on the highway between Treasure
Cay Resort and Treasure Cay airport. Running
from highway north to the sea of Abaco. 180'
on waterfront and 165' roadside, 1500' road
to water. Prime property that can be subdivid
ed, commercial and housing/condos or
subdivided into lots, commercial and resident
tial $833,375 FGS, EXC
VACANT LOTS AVAILABLE
* Ocean front properties
Casuarina Beach/Ocean Blvd.
Sand Piper Beach
* Canal Front Beginning at $350,000 FGS
* Rock Point Waterfront, bulkheaded
Beginning at $430,000 FGS
* Golf Course/ Interior Beginning at $60,000 FGS
* Residential Lot 11,851 sq. ft. Located on the deep
water canal of Briganine Bay canal. 68 ft. dock
with 14,000 Ib lift with water and 200 amp elec
trical service, 100 amp service at Tiki Hut on
dock. $444,500


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


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More News of the Cays


The sailing sloop "The Dove" used to be sailed by Ivan Stuart of Moore's Island and had
the reputation of winning many times in the regattas held in many of the major islands
throughout The Bahamas. It is a Class B boat. When Mr. Stuart sailed it, it was called
Lonesome Dove. It is now owned by the group that owns the Abaco Rage, a Class A boat.
A fund raising event was held on December 28 to raise funds for maintenance. Several of
the major regattas are held in the spring and Hope Town sailors are hoping to keep Mr.
Stuart's winning record going.


The response to the fund raising for the Dove was encouraging. The main entertainment
was hermit crab races which were quite popular. That and lots of good food brought
out good numbers. The money will be for general maintenance and assistance with the
expense of the crew getting to the Southern Bahamas.


Cays From Page 6
for, Stafford Patterson proudly stated,
"We intend on getting the Dove fixed up
to defend our national title scheduled to
take place this April in Georgetown, Ex-
uma." Entertainment included the famous
Nascrab races.
The sailing committee works all year
long raising funds and selling T-shirts in
hopes of bringing home the hardware. The
crowd was not only happy to be outside in
the warm sun but excited to see the vessel
that they were supporting.


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direction of teacher, Janice Perat, and featured keyboard accompaniment by Pherrol
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of Christmas songs, a skit and an interpretive dance were all presented to the gathered
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The Abaconian Section B Page 9






Page 10 Section B The Abaconian


Farm From Page 1
hamas Agricultural and Industrial Corpo-
ration (BAIC), is introducing Paul Baker,
an entrepreneur from Texas, to farming on
Abaco, granting a lease of 1200 acres for
the project.
The farm will be called Abaco Foods
Limited and will likely start out with a va-
riety of vegetables and fruits. These will be
followed by dairy farming and will includ-
ing a processing plant.


Mr. Baker said, "We'll be doing tropi-
cal fruit, a variety of vegetables, and we'll
eventually put a dairy farm in. You'll be
getting fresh ice cream and milk here."
The farm is also a means for creating
employment. Though he will have a small
number of foreign workers, he said, "I am
going to try to hire as many Bahamians as
possible. We're in tough times."
"We have plans to create employment
for a lot of people. In the future we will set
up a processing plant where we can make


stuff like ketchup and tomato sauce and
that will employ a lot of people," he said
The Bahamas has a serious food security
problem importing a half a billion dollars
a year (in food) which this farm will aim
to alleviate. "For the most part I'm going
to be trying to feed The Bahamas," he said.
Because all the crops will be organic,
he said, they will strip the area and put in
compost which will make it easy to plow.
He also mentioned they will be collecting
peat which can be found in many areas
around the cays to use in composting.
As things get going, he intends to have
professors come from Florida Atlantic
University and from Texas A & M to do
studies on the soil as well as hold seminars
to benefit local farmers.
The professors will also assist with things
like cross breeding processes. He said,
"We're going to cross breed stuff to match
the climate like a hot [weather] variety of


A large organic farm is now


The Caribbean Express I has brought three loads of equipment and supplies for the new
organic farm to be developed in the Norman's Castle area west of the Treasure Cay air-
port. It is where the Bahama Star Farm was located until the citrus canker was discovered
there. The boat offloads at the landing at the Treasure Cay ferry site.


This is just part of the equipment that is already at the farm ready to begin work. Mr.
Paul Baker, who is developing the farm, has already begun by improving the road lead-
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tomato." He said it is a similar process to
how different types of soil are used to adjust
the taste of grapes used in wines.
A large and very impressive amount of
equipment has already landed, and Mr.
Baker intends to start work on the road
leading to the farm area which is in "terri-
ble condition" as he prepares to start com-
posting and preparing the ground. He said,
"It is going to cost me about $10 million to
get this thing up and going."
Originally Mr. Baker came to do re-
search on the lionfish.
"Then Edison Key spoke to me about
doing some farming, and we talked and
talked and now here we are!"
Three boat loads of equipment have ar-
rived with additional shipments to follow.
Pointing to the Caribbean Express ship be-
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Mr. Baker said that two greenhouses are
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The Abaconian Section B Page 11


aLocal Government at Work


Marsh Harbour Town Comm. Dec 8
By Timothy Roberts
During its last meeting of the year,
the Marsh Harbour Town Committee re-
viewed a couple peddler/vendor licenses,
and a light agenda kept the meeting short.
The Committee reviewed an applica-
tion submitted for a vendor's license to
sell Amway products. The application was
deferred because there was no location of
operation provided.
Another vendor applicant was seeking
to sell seafood from a truck. The applica-
tion was deferred until the applicant can
provide a letter of permission to operate on
the property.
The Committee agreed that, despite the
slow economy, it should decorate at least
the area by the traffic light. It granted $500
to Spring City's Christmas Tree Lighting
Ceremony to assist with food and lights.
Central Abaco Town Planning Dec 7
By Timothy Roberts
During the Central Abaco Town Plan-
ning Board's meeting on December 7,
a new set of plans for a take-away on
Crockett Drive was submitted for review,
prompting the Board to put forward a state-
ment on the entire process regarding the
controversial building.
Previous to this meeting, the Marsh
Harbour Town Committee had reviewed
the same proposed plans and had recom-
mended support of the guidelines as set by
the Town Planning Board. One of the re-
quirements set by the Board was to remove


the building that was on the property; this
has not been done. Further, the present
plans submitted showed a septic tank and
soak-away; however, the property still has
no bathroom facility.
A board member, on behalf of the
board, said, "The applicant was given per-
mission to build on the property without
coming through the proper channels." One
of the main reasons they did not want to
approve the building is that "it will create
the wrong atmosphere in the area and set a
precedent for these small buildings to be-
gin popping up along this stretch."
He said "A Ministry of Works person
went ahead and approved it without even
checking with Town Planning. Additionally,
the applicant has not fulfilled all of the re-
quirements that Town Planning gave her."
The Board moved to defer the plans
until a bathroom facility was added to the
plans. One member said that for future ref-
erence a clear set of guidelines need to be
obtained from the Department of Health
and Ministry of Works in order to avoid
the confusion that has taken place.
The Board reviewed a preliminary con-
ceptual master land use plan for a devel-
opment in the Far Creek area submitted
by Marsh Harbour Development Com-
pany. The plans included a boat storage
facility, ferry boat landing, restaurant, six
1200-square foot cottages, retail areas and
parking lot. Far Creek is the wetland area
in front of Radio Abaco.
Approval in principal will be granted
when the Town Planning Board receives a
more detailed plan, and the developer obtains
approvals from all the relevant ministries in-
cluding the National Economic Council if
there are foreign interests involved.


Hope Town District Council Dec. 14
By Timothy Roberts
The meeting of the Hope Town District
Council on December 14 began with a
minute of silence for Linda Cole, recently
deceased, who was the Council's dedicated
secretary.
The Council then moved on to the busi-
ness at hand, which included a golf cart
license application that faced much local
opposition.
An application was submitted requesting
11 self drive plates for a proposed golf cart
rental company in Hope Town. The appli-
cant requested plates about eight years ago.
However, he was denied while T & N Cart
Rentals received extra plates at that time.
In the years following his initial applica-
tion, plates have been issued to two new
businesses before a moratorium on plates
was put in place for a couple years. When
the applicant heard that applications were
accepted again for SD plates, he resubmit-
ted his application.
At the meeting representatives of the
five existing cart rental companies on
Hope Town came to voice their opposi-
tion to the issuing of more SD plates. They
said that the present franchises were more
than sufficient for the size of Hope Town
and that another franchise would further
dilute the market in which the companies
were already struggling. The group also
mentioned that the parking, which they felt
was insufficient already, would become a
further problem.
The applicant asked that if he were de-
nied the 11 plates he requested, would it
mean that no other cart rental would be
able to acquire additional plates as well?


One of the Councillors said that who-
ever applied first should be given the first
opportunity.
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Page 14 Section B TheAbaconian


People in the News


Sailors went aground
and had to be rescued
By Canishka Alexander
Michael and Jennifer Withers were on
their way to their vacation property at Pine-
apple Point Resort in
Treasure Cay in late
December when the
unexpected occurred.
The English couple
was aboard their 46-
foot Hunter boat when
they ran aground at
night off Sale Cay.
Due to severe winds,
they had to be rescued
by the Coast Guard.
Mr. Withers said that
they were grateful to
the Coast Guard rep-
resentatives who came
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them, but he was reluc- Michael and Jenn
tant to leave his boat winds offSale Cay
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Mr. Withers further stated that the
Coast Guard wanted to transport them to
the United States. But they had no need to
go there because they have a condominium
on Abaco. Although the experience was a
frightening one. they were thankful that


nifer Withers, center, went aground in high
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taken to Florida for repairs and will soon
be restored to its original state. The ac-
cident did not affect their travel. They still
plan to continue sailing back and forth be-
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Roscoe Thompson will
run as an independent
By Timothy Roberts
Former Free National Movement Coun-
cil representative in South Abaco, Roscoe
Thompson III, announced on December 7,
2010, that he will run as an independent
candidate for the South Abaco constituency
in the 2012 general election.
Expressing his desire to be accountable
and transpar-
ent as a po-
tential rep-
resentative,
Mr. Thomp-
son said, "I
don't want
to be looked
at as a politi-
cian. I want Roscoe Thompson III
to be looked
at as a public servant." It is his goal to be
bi-partisan considering what is best for the
Bahamian people and not just what is best
for individuals.
"After spending three years in local gov-
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ter what party is in power; it is about who
you know and what you know," said Mr
Thompson, adding, "I have a voice, and I
am not going to let anyone walk over me."
Mr. Thompson feels he has a lot of sup-
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January 1, 2011


The Abaconian Section B Page 15


More People in the News


People From Page 14 Five millionth visitor After agreeing to be a part of the pro- was Abaco's first time participating in
motion, Mr. Helm was congratulated and such an event, it was the second time
are good for winning against any other was noted by Tourism presented with a half model boat a gift the country has spearheaded a promotion
candidate who runs. By Canishka Alexander authentic to Abaco. He thought the gift was to welcome its five millionth visitor in a
Mr. Thompson resigned as the FNM Their trip to The Bahamas was like appropriate because he has had the oppor- 12-month period. She said the purpose be-
Council representative for South Abaco any other on December 18 when Jackson tunity to sail on the Abaco Rage. A com- hind getting the visitor's contact informa-
and informed the party of his decision to Helm and his wife Melinda Toth exited the plimentary dinner was given to the couple. tion was to contact them when the minister
run as an independent. American Eagle flight at the Marsh Har- Wynsome Ferguson, Manager of the selected the winner and while they were
Mr. Thompson is related to prominent bour International Airport. Little did Mr. Abaco Tourist office, explained that there still in The Bahamas.
members of the FNM including Sir Dur- Helm know that he would be identified as was a possibility of the promotion occur- Mr. Helm, who is from Winchester,
ward Knowles, his grandfather; the late one of the five millionth visitors to The Ba- ring on any island where international Virginia, said he was taken aback by be-
Captain Leonard Thompson, his grand- hamas that day. aircraft or cruise ships arrive. The person ing selected. He was happy to visit the is-
uncle; and land developer Chester Thomp- According to Michelle Mikula of the would be identified in the same fashion as land after a two-year hiatus and was on
son, also a grand-uncle. Abaco Tourist Office, Abaco was one of Mr. Helm was identified in Abaco. On De- his way to visit his parents on Elbow Cay.
He is presently Chairman of the Marsh several major islands to participate in the cember 19 the Hon. Vincent Vanderpool- Although they have visited some of the
Harbour Town Committee. nation-wide promotion that welcomed the Wallace, Minister of Tourism, would hold other islands, Helm said they have come
country's five millionth visitor to The Ba- a press conference when the winner's name to love Abaco for its tranquility, but even
hamas. would be chosen from among the names of more so for the people. During their stay,
those selected as the five millionth visitor, they had plans to go diving, relax, sleep
J The overall winner will be given an all- and to simply "enjoy life."
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People From Page 15

The winner, chosen randomly in a draw,
had come to Freeport.
Phone Card Lady A
Story that Inspires
By Samantha V. Evans
In these tough economic times many
persons are experiencing financial strains.
One woman took a proactive approach to
her financial situation. Val the Phone Card
Lady, as she prefers to be called be called,


Val, the Phone Card Lady, can be seen
daily on Don MacKay Boulevard in Marsh
Harbour earning her living by selling
phone cards.


community fu
and an office -ft
Committee.


began selling phone cards one day under
the big casuarina tree behind the B&L
Plaza. Then she moved to the front of the
building where she can be seen today.
The Phone Card Lady explained that
support did not come right away but she
remained persistent and pleasant and kept
waving to everyone as they passed. She
started to see a difference in the response
she got. She recalls the day she got her first
sale, stating that it was confirmation that
she was on the right track.
Many people may see what she is doing
as a job for the homeless or someone who
cannot find another job. But to her it is a
job and she loves it. She loves people so
greeting everyone with a smile and wav-
ing is part of her marketing strategy. She
is thankful for the support she receives
because it is through her faith that she is
making an honest living and not staying at
home crying over the slow economy and
mounting bills.
Many people ask why she dresses up
to sell phone cards. She says that this is
her job. Just as she would dress by a cer-
tain code if she worked for someone else,
she owes it to herself to represent her own
business well.
The Phone Card Lady hails from Cat
Island where her parents raised nine chil-
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sea. They were taught to survive by a strict
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She hopes that her initiative will give oth-
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Pastor Samuel Cornish
releases his first book
By Canishka Alexander
On December 22 Pastor Samuel Cornish
of Change Ministries International released
his first book Understanding Divine Con-
nections. It was a well attended event in
the heart of downtown Marsh Harbour as


Pastor Samuel Cornish at his book signing


scores of people gathered underneath the
decorated tent to support Pastor Cornish in
his latest success.
First Lady Carmen Cornish served as
the moderator for the event which she
said would be reflected on as history in
the making in years to come. Remarks
and congratulations were made by several.
Bishop Clifford Henfield led the opening
prayer. Administrator Cephas Cooper said
how pleased he was to celebrate in Pas-
tor Cornish's success. Dr. Lenora Black
expressed her praise of a man who made
his community proud. Apostle Raymond
Wells felt that Pastor Cornish would pro-
duce more books as he progressed in his
ministry. Pastor Stephen Knowles, presi-
dent of the Abaco Christian Council, en-
couraged Pastor Samuel to adhere to his
biblical namesake and to continue to hear
God.
Pastor Samuel explained that the book
had stemmed from a message that he had
preached to the members of Change Minis-
tries in 2007 regarding divine connections.
The first copy of the book was presented
to Mrs. Vyrona Archer, his Sunday school
teacher, and the second was given to Mr.
Cooper. At the end of the service, books
were autographed and sold for a growing
line of customers who were anxious to dis-
cover and understand the divine connec-
tions that God has placed in their lives.


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Your Heatth

Make choices now

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By Dr. James D. Hull
Marsh Harbour Medical Centre
This is the last article for the year and
I am writing at a time when people are
preparing to eat, drink and be merry. The
holiday season is a wonderful time to be
with family, to reflect on the year we had
and plan for what we want to achieve in the
New Year.
I want to put a few thoughts into your
head. It is fine to indulge during the holi-
days and generally one or two nights of go-
ing slightly overboard will not hurt you.
If you are diabetic, please closely monitor
your sugar if you are eating what is not
typical for you. If you are hypertensive,
keep taking your medicine and watch the
salt-rich foods.
What I want everybody to focus on is
the future. I want you all to look into the
mirror and ask yourself what quality of
life you want for the years you have left.
There is a basic formula for better health:
eat healthy food, exercise four times per
week, maintain a reasonable weight and
take the medicine that you have been given
by your doctor.
We all have choices to make on how we
want to live our lives, but most of the time


we lie to ourselves because it is just easier
than being honest. The honest truth is that
most of us want to be healthy to a ripe old
age; we just get lost in the moment. Today
the future seems so far away so we keep
indulging in what we want while continu-
ally promising ourselves that someday we
will make the changes that we know we
should.
What I want you to think about while
you have that extra helping of turkey or
pie is that each day that goes by before you
make your changes it becomes less likely
that you will ever make them. Worse yet,
your lifestyle may lead to diseases that
can shorten your life and make those final
years you have full of burdens.
I want to encourage everybody to have
fun this holiday season and to think about
how much fun you are having. Life is a
fleeting thing, and I just want everybody
to be honest with yourself about what you
truly want for the future and realize that
now is the time to make changes to achieve
those goals.
Have a great Holiday Season and this
New Year think about the resolutions you
can make to help ensure you have many
more holidays with your family.


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companies said that every time a new
Council is elected, they have to live with
a different set of rules. Another Council-
lor suggested that the administrator could
assist by relaying info from one council
to another council so that the new council
would be privy to potentially binding deci-
sions.
Administrator Cephas Cooper said that
decisions by one Council could be over-
turned by another and that there really is
no truly binding decisions.
After some discussion the Council de-
cided that they could not restrict the num-
ber of companies wanting to enter the golf
cart rental market and that when any SD
plates became available for Hope Town,
the applicant should receive first consider-
ation. The Council deferred his application
so it could remain on record that he applied
for the plates.
Eleven SD plates were made available
by the Road Traffic Authority for Guana
Cay. Four applications were requesting a
total of 60 plates. The Council granted five
plates to Troy Albury, and three each to
two other applicants.
Mr. Cooper said that he received sup-


port from the central government to hire
an employee for the Hope Town District
Council's office in Hope Town. The re-
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Page 18 Section B The Ab


Lightbourn
By Mirella Sanntillo
A couple of years ago a young "corpo-
rate" couple, Michael and Jennifer Light-
bourn, decided that they had enough of
the stress associated with their jobs. They
wanted to go back to the basics, back to
the earth and live simply. They applied for
Crown land and obtained ten acres. In 2009
they set to develop their vegetable farm by
immediately clearing a portion of the land
and investing in an hydroponic system.
On December 11 the Horticulture Soci-
ety of The Bahamas Abaco Branch held
a meeting at the Lightbourn Family Farm.
Host Michael explained how he developed
and operated the farm.
Several rows of hanging "towers" (con-
tainers stacked on top of each others, hang-
ing on poles ) offered a sight dear to every


aconian


January 1, 2011


i Farm is using scientific methods


gardeners: a display of lush, healthy ro-
maine lettuce, bib lettuce, arrugola salad ,
tomato vines and collard greens. The poles
were stacked with three, four or five con-
tainers depending on the vegetables being
grown. Each container filled with a little
soil held four plants which were fed from
the top through the irrigation tubes.
In another area were raised beds with
huge broccoli plants, eggplants, beans, ba-
sil and other herbs. The plants were big
and bore no trace of any pest damage. This
prompted people to inquire about pesti-
cides. Both husband and wife said the only
pest control they used was the neem mix-
ture produced by the Neem Shop that they
sprayed regularly on the plants.
Banana plants now bearing fruits as well
as guava and papaya trees had been sal-


vaged from the wild and were doing very
well. Mr Lightbourn is planning to add
more fruit trees as more land is cleared.
So far, the Lightbourns have removed
elephant grass on four acres of the 10 they
were allocated. Elephant grass is a tall
grass eight to 10 feet high that is thought to
have been introduced by J.B. Crockett in
the mid-1950s as a fast growing food for
livestock. It spreads rapidly and requires
care to keep it from encroaching onto culti-
vated land. "It took us six months to get rid
of it," explained Michael. He added that
they have to pull the new grass as soon as
it stems out of the soil to avoid having to
clear all over again.


An elaborate irrigation system controls
the water and the amount of fertilizer to
be distributed to towers and beds. How-
ever, Michael thinks that the key to pro-
ducing good crops is to keep the soil PH
just above 6, a hard number to obtain on
the island where the average PH is over
7. To counteract the alkalinity of the local
soil, he adds sulfur to the irrigation mix
that he prepares himself, knowing exactly
what chemicals are involved.
The Lightbourn Family Farm produce
is for sale at Abaco Groceries or direct-
ly at the farm if you want to drive. It is
well worth the trouble. You may reach the
Lightbourns at 242-458-7734.


The Lightbourn Farm south of Marsh Harbour is growing some produce hydroponically.
Other areas of the farm have raised beds. Michael Lightbourn, center, discussed his
methods with members of the the local Horticulture Society.


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Christmas Day that brings everyone together. Nancy Primrose, the oldest resident who
was honoured at the dinner, is reading a Christmas greeting.


My fellow Abaconians, it is my esteemed pleasure to convey goodwill
to all during this yuletide season. As we contemplate the challenges of
2010, let us bear in mind the indomitable spirit, we the Bahamian
people, possess. For many the brunt of a global recession has caused
you to have altered many of your common practices to which you
have become so accustomed, However, such adjustments only made
us all realize how privileged we are as a people.
Let me assure you that as we embark upon the threshold of a new
year and the emergence of a global economic recovery, with God's
help our Bahama-land will continue to march on. In Local
Government, notwithstanding a tight budget, we have made
remarkable strides in partnering with corporate stakeholders. In
Sandy Point a new library is under construction and is scheduled to
be completed by March 2011. We have commissioned a new fire
station and have been granted a gift of two fire engines. We continue
to ensure the upkeep of public verges in all settlements in the South
Abaco District.
Let me take this opportunity to thank those visitors who have graced
our shores during 2010. 1 trust your stay with us in The Bahamas has
provided you with memories for a lifetime and that not only will you
return, but you will tell others abroad about your magical experience
in Paradise.
To the good people of Abaco at large, we must continue to be our
brother's keepers and build our country hand in hand together.


May God bless the good people of Abaco and may God bless The
Bahamas.
Preston Roberts
Chief Councillor
South Abaco District Council


Little Harbour holds


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Hon. Laing explains new e-Government program


Laing From Page 1
e-Government is about delivering service
anytime, anywhere.
"The advent of the Internet has changed
the way we communicate and share in-
formation. This is true not only for so-
cial networking and keeping in touch with
family and friends but also for commerce,
learning, banking an all facets of everyday
life," Mr. Laing said.
The term e-Government refers to the use
of information and communications tech-
nology by government agencies to interact
with employees, citizens, businesses and
others agencies.
Currently, Mr. Laing noted, a large
number of ministries and departments have
websites with more than 200 government


The Hon. Zhivargo Laing, right, discussed ti
program that the government is initiating.
procedures. He is excited about the program
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including the Police Character Certificate
Application, the Skills Bank, Company
Registration and Passport Application.
"Unfortunately, payments for these ser-
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In seeking to develop the framework to
advance e-Government and improve their
online service delivery strategy, the gov-
ernment of The Bahamas has engaged the
government of Singapore through its tech-
nology arm, IDA International, to recom-
mend a way that will employ the best prac-
tices and follow a model that will yield the
most for this endeavor, Mr. Laing said.
Mr. Laing said that Singapore is one of
the world's leaders in delivering e-Govern-
ment. "Over a 30-year span, it has suc-
cessfully used technology to improve the
lives of its citizens, expand its economy
and made itself
one of the best
countries in the
world in which to
work and live."
Mr. Laing said
that in the long
term, "We would
like to use technol-
ogy to make The
Bahamas the best
place to work and
live in the Carib-
bean. We envision
a Bahamas where
technology is the
driver in all sec-
tors in our soci-
ety: tourism, edu-
cation, financial
services, govern-
'he new e-Government ment, health care,
It will simplify many transportation, and
m as he talks about it commerce."
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Mr. Laing said it is the hope of the gov-
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town meetings "to have the fullest possible
buy-in by our society." He said in clos-
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an understanding of what we are doing is
achieved and that we will work together as
a nation to make this important endeavor
work. I invite all to participate."


Treasure Cay holds

Christmas Eve service


During the Candlelight Christmas Eve Service at the Treasure Cay Community Church
local and visiting children came together to present the Christmas Pageant, sing carols,
and give readings. The program was directed by Ann Smith. In addition to the Christmas
Pageant there were readings of "'Twas the Night before Jesus Came" and "The Meaning
of Christmas" relating to the Candy Cane. Jaya Smith sang "Happy Bi lu ahI. Baby Je-
sus. Members of the congregation left the church with lighted candles and candy canes
singing "Silent Night."


from the

Nortf Abaco

Council



The members of the North
greetings to all the residents
holiday season.


Abaco District Council bring
of North Abaco during this


Mau the New Year bring 5ou and 5our family health, hap-
piness and prosperity.

We thanL 5ou for 5our confidence in us. Our Council
members are committed to serving North Abaco to bring
about good governance of the district and orderly growth
and development.
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South Abaco News


Cherokee Sound
By Lee Pinder
It is an exciting time in Cherokee and
there is always lots going on at this time
of year. Kids Korner had its semi-annual
Awards Night and Christmas program,
the Assemblies of God Church put on a
Special Christmas Around the World Pro-
gram, Epworth Chapel had its Candlelight
Service, the strolling carolers had a record


Santa has a gift for all the children when he
visits Cherokee Sound.
Cherokee's 64th Christmas Eve celebra-
tion was held under a clear night sky with
a tolerably cool temperature. Santa once
again found his way to the small settle-


number of singers this year, the lighting
of the community tree with the arrival of
Santa Claus and the handing out of the gifts
for the children and banquet afterwards in
the community center.
There was the burning in effigy of Guy
Fawkes at The Spit, the traditional Fore-
Day Meeting at Epworth Chapel and regular
church services on Christmas Morning. Fi-
nally, there will be fireworks and the 11 p.m.


ment to personally give out toys to all
the children. This tradition, held in the
Methodist Church yard, centers around
a lit Christmas tree with children's gifts
stacked underneath. The event ends with
a community dinner in the W.W. Sands
Community Center, the settlement's re-
stored school building.
It did not matter that Santa came on
foot this year as his sleigh had mechanical
problems. Santa took his seat by the tree as
Hartis Pinder called out children's names
along with that of an occasional adult. The
wrapped gifts are placed by parents and
relatives earlier in the evening.
The crowd thins as children wander off
with their gifts followed by proud par-
ents. However, the evening is not over
as a long line forms outside the renovated
school building where Christmas dinner
is served. Donations are accepted to pay
for the turkey and ham but side dishes
and platters of tempting sweets are con-
tributed by the Cherokee women who are
noted for their kitchen skills.
This is another of Abaco's settlements
that stages community events to maintain
far-flung friendships.


Watch Night Service on
January 31st. And, of
course, there have been
plenty of holiday get-
togethers, dinners and
casual parties.
One thing we have
not seen for a couple of
years are the masquer-
aders that always used The winding secti
to visit us in our homes gerous curves. D
over the holidays. This because of good r
was an old island tra- were install prevy
edition that seems to whoever it was w,
have been lost with the
younger generation.
These are the things that happen in
Cherokee, but I assume that the other set-
tlements and cays have their own traditions
that they celebrate each year and person-
ally, I wouldn't want to be anyplace else


By Samantha V. Evans
Seven of the nine local government ju-
nior councillors and their advisor Phillipa
Farrington talked with members of the Lo-
cal Government Council on December 8th
at the Local Government office in Marsh
Harbour. At this open meeting, the ju-
nior councilors thanked Chief Councillor
Cubell Davis and the Council for making
the first donation to their projects, $1500.


on of the road into Cherokee has many dan-
'riving the road at night is now much safer
reflectors that have been installed. Reflectors
iously but did not work for long. We thank
ho installed these better quality reflectors.
but home for the holidays. 2010 has been
here and gone, but I am sure we are all
looking forward to a bigger and brighter
New Year in 2011. Here is hoping all our
wishes come true.


Kendice Murray presented the first
three projects that they would like to pur-
sue in the new year. Also ideas were dis-
cussed to help them raise funds to assist
them with the execution of their projects.
Details about the projects will be shared
when they have been finalized. The junior
councilors are well on their way to deliver-
ing some of the major projects they prom-
ised during their campaign.


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We the M Rrphy TownTownship Committee
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to the wonderful constituents of Murphy
Town. Our hearts' desire is that you
experience joyful a4 t prosperous New
Year.


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know that we remanl
committed to the
fatrther devetopmevnt
of outr towv an v will
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SWe pray that God will continue to bless
you and O orJinia ly and maij jou find4
complete happiness 4rting this holiday
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Chairman
Murphy Town Township Committee


Christmas Eve in Cherokee


Council members meet

with junior councillors


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January 1, 2011


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Abaco Judo team's

stunning medal results


JA girls raise

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By Jennifer Hudson
A team of eight very proud and excited
young people returned to Abaco from Nas-
sau following a spectacular performance
in The Bahamas Open Grappling Tourna-
ment on November 27.
"This tournament was in the Judo and
Brazilian Ju Jitsu format so chokes, pins,
arm and head locks and bars were al-
lowed," explained Coach Lill, who trained
the team and accompanied them. "It was
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, Silver: Men's Heavy-
weight. "Ozeke beat black and brown belts
definitively and is a real team leader,"
commented his coach.
Lavaughan Forbes, After two bronze


This is the team of Judo players who did very well in a competition in Nassau. They are
wearing their medals that they are so proud of. S/i.' 11 are, front, Colin Albury, Kevon
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vaughan broke through and won
Gold in the Boy's Middleweight.
Johnathan Strachan, Gold: Boy's
Lightweight. "This was Johnny's
first competition and he was skilled
and fierce," enthused his coach.
Kevon Lockhart, Silver; Boy's
Lightweight. Rebecca Strachan, Sil-
ver: Women's Senior. This was an
awesome result as Rebecca has only
been studying judo for six months.
CJ Smith, Silver: Boy's Middle-
weight. This was CJ's first tourna-
ment and he defeated orange and blue
belts. Colin Albury, Silver: Boy's
light-Middleweight. This was also
Colin's first tournament.
Coach Lill explained that in Judo,
tournament competitions are based
only on weight and age, not rank.
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 athletic teams. In
all cases they fought against much
higher rank opponents with fierce de-
termination, skill and heart and they
prevailed. They trained for months
and it wasn't easy but their hard
work has now paid off. I am look-
ing forward to training the other 12
players to the point where they also
can travel to tournaments next year,"
said Coach Lill.


Members of the Junior Achievers Club spon-
sored by BTC were busy baking, then selling
their desserts just before Christmas. They set up
their table at Save a lot 5/wi ,' are Rashea Bur-
rows, Blair Saunders and Rebecca Strachan.




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Serious inquiries call 9-5 367-2951 or 577-
5086 after 5 p.m


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Marsh Harbour, 2 bed, 1 bath, fully fur-
nished, A/C, ready to move in. Call for avail-
ability. 475-8152
Marsh Harbour, Eastern Shores. Sea to Sea.
3 bed/3 bath, central A/C, dock with boat lift.
All amenities for long/short term rental. Call
367-0124 or 475-1279
Marsh Habour, Cove Estate 2 bedroom, 2
bath, fully funrished. Call 367-2446
Marsh Harbour, Little Orchard Villas 2 bed
1 bath apartment, fully equipped. Daily, week-
ly & monthly rates. Call 357-6868
Marsh Harbour, Mermaid Reef Villas, Lux-
ury 5 star, waterfront, 2 bed, 2 bath villas. Pel-
ican Shores. Daily or weekly rates. Brochures
available. Call 357.6868



Baker's Creek, on mainland Abaco, 100 x
120, Lot 37, good elevation, all underground
utilities. $82,500 call Don Albury 365-6149
home or 365-6086 work


Little Abaco, waterfront lot for $20,000. Call
366-0797 or 242-427-5316
Elbow Cay's Best Houses and Land, rentals
and sales. Hope Town Hideaways. Call 242-
366-0224 or fax 242-366-0434. On the internet
at www.honetown.com


TiCasure ay Cunal Itroit property witl
111' dock, boat lift, davits, cleaning station,
& 26' Mako with twin Yamaha 150, 4-stroke;
$375,000. Call 305-245-6043 or hquinl902@
gmail.com
Treasure Cay, Sand Dollar Condos. Located
at the center of beautiful Treasure Cay beach.
Newly remodeled, furnished 2 bed, 2 bath.
$399,500. Call 242-365-8499, 540-420-4115
or email lakecare@embarqmail.com


Treasure Cay, Pineapple Point Resort. Exclu-
sive Luxury Waterfront 2 & 3 bedroom con-
dos & 4 bedroom, all with deep water docks
& garages! Perfect location at the entrance to
Treasure Cay Marina. Prices starting in the
low $500's www.pineapplepointresort.com
242-458-3521 or 1-800-545-0395 Come see us
at the end of Marina View Dr. Luxury Holi-
day Vacation and long term RENTALS also
available!
Price Reduction WPB Condo Furnished
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students. Security on grounds. Bus stop at
entry. 15 min from PB Community College.
Short walk to major shopping & restaurants.
Call 242-365-4636 days, 242-365-4218 eve-
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Lionfish Invade
Conch Salad TV
The new Bahamian website Conch Salad
TV (www.conchsaladtv.com) is now fea-
turing the Lionfish Invasion starring Gary
Richardson and Thomas L. Bethel, two
Abaconians who are learning about lion-
fish and demonstrating ways to take ac-
tion. The Lionfish Invasion was featured
as a part of the Caribbean spotlight at the
recent Bahamas International Film Festival
in Nassau.
Using underwater footage, the docu-
mentary explores what we know about
these non-native invaders, which are origi-
nally from the Indo-Pacific region of the
world and are now a major threat to native
juvenile fishes and invertebrates. It also
documents some of the very interesting
research and scientific projects being done
in the islands. It turns out that there is not
very much information about lionfish or
the consequences of marine invasive spe-
cies. So The Bahamas has become a living
scientific laboratory
The film demonstrates that lionfish can
be safely caught, cleaned, sold and eaten.
In fact, as Pherrol Duncombe, the chef at
the Hope Town Harbour Lodge, demon-
strates, lionfish can be tasty and cooked
several ways. This is a good thing, since
eating lionfish may be one of the only ways
to stem their spread!


The film came about because scientists
working on this issue in The Bahamas
wanted to raise awareness of the problems
the lionfish invasion is causing. They were
able to make the case to the National Sci-
ence Foundation, who provided funding
through the University of North Caro-
lina. A partnership was formed with sci-
entists from these institutions, Friends of
the Environment, an Abaco-based educa-
tion NGO, and Loggerhead Productions to
produce the video. Loggerhead used HD
cameras, both above and below water, to
capture the exciting imagery.
Gary Richardson and Thomas L. Bethel
came on board to host the video. They
grew up together and have great on-screen
chemistry, plus both are passionate about
local ecosystems. They were able to bring
a Bahamian perspective, filled with humor,
to an international audience. We hope this
video will help make Bahamians and oth-
ers throughout the Caribbean aware of the
threats of lionfish and show them not to
fear lionfish, but to eat 'em.
The first portion of the video was posted
on Conch Salad TV on December 15th,
the second on December 29th and the fi-
nal portion will be posted on January 12th.
Conch Salad TV is working to becoming
the Discovery Channel of The Bahamas.
A new Bahamas video will be posted on
the site covering everything from nature to
national issues, from culture to comedy.


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By Timothy Roberts
On December 13 the Ministry of Nation-
al Security instructed the Royal Bahamas
Police Force to begin "strict enforcement"
of the Seat Belt Law which was enacted on
March 8, 2002. It states, "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 se-
cured by a seat belt."
During a press conference held for the
local media, Sgt. Henfield, Officer in
Charge of the Road Traffic Division, out-
lined the parameters of the seat belt law
saying that he was very excited to start
enforcing the seat belt law as they all "be-
lieve seat belts save lives." It is his hope
that they will see a reduction in traffic fa-
talities and serious injuries.
The law requires anyone in a motor ve-
hicle wear a seat belt, whether in the front
seat or back seat. Children under 5 years
of age are required to be "secured" in the
back seat of a vehicle.
Any driver of a vehicle who drives with-
out a seat belt on, or has a passenger with-
out a seat belt on will be faced with a fine


Road Construction

Wilson City

Roadway


The Bahamas Electricity Corporation Abaco wishes
to advise the general public that road construction is be-
ing carried out along the Wilson City access road and
will continue for a period of three months.

As the safety of the general public is of utmost impor-
tance, we ask that persons travelling along this roadway
proceed in the designated section and drive with caution
and care, heeding all signs posted to avoid incidences
of any kind.

Your cooperation in this regard is appreciated as
we seek to improve our operation here on the island
of Abaco.


business service directory


Abaco A & D Trucking
.- Call us
S Timothy
or Adele
McDonald
Phone 577-0184 577-0220
P.O. Box AB 20432, Marsh Harbour, Abaco


Testing
Beauty Supplies
Vitamins -
Supplements
8:30am -6pm .. -
Sundays
9am- 12noon
We havemoved! Next to ECCand across
from BTC, Marsh Harbour
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Big Cat Equipment
Rentals: Backhoe Dump Trucks
* D3, D5 & D8 Tractors Payloaders
* Excavators
Services:
* Land clearing
* Fill, rock, sand, soil -
* Trenching Foundations
Tel: 242-367-2655 Fax: 242-367-2464
Cell: 242-577-5322 242-359-6839


of $300 upon conviction. The passenger
may also be fined $100 upon conviction.
Any driver who permits a child under 5
years of age to ride without a seat belt or
being secured in the rear seat will face a
fine of $500 upon conviction.
There is a 2 week grace period for per-
sons whose vehicle does not have a seat
belt equipped which ended on December
27, 2010.
Exceptions to the enforcement of the
seat belt law were also outlined and in-
clude tractors and motorcycles. On omni-
buses, such as Jitneys and school buses,
the driver and any front seat passenger is
require to buckle up.
In trucks, whether single cab or crew
cab, everyone is required to wear a seat
belt, and it is prohibited to carry passen-
gers in the back of the truck. Vehicles
designed for the physically or mentally
handicapped are also exempted from the
seat belt laws.
Sgt. Henfield said that the police want
the public to know, "We care about you
and your safety is important to us."


Seat Belt Law is

being enforced


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Tropical Souvenirs
Straw Baskets Shirts Hats
Casual Wear Gifts Souvenirs
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Located Don MacKay Blvd. and Airport
Phone 367-2431 Marsh Harbour
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January 1, 2011


The Abaconian Section B Page 23


Cholera was topic of town meeting


By Samantha V. Evans
Cholera is a disease caused by bacteria
that affects the gastrovascular system re-
sulting in abdominal cramps, vomiting and
diarrhea. According to Dr. Pearl McMil-
lian, Director of Public Health, an out-
break of cholera started in Haiti and has
now spread to other areas. The Ministry
of Health was notified of it in October and
from that date to December 4th there have
been 90,000 reported cases. To date 2000
have died and 4000 have required care at
the hospital level, all in Haiti.
When Bahamian officials got word of this
outbreak, the Cholera Prevention Plan was
developed that will manage people who get
sick to treat them until the disease passes.
Dr. Cherita Moxey, the Medical Staff
Coordinator with the Ministry of Public
Health, stated that the bacteria can live on
surfaces for a long time. If someone touches
the surface, then puts their hands in their
mouth directly or by way of food, they can
get cholera. It is usually transferred through
water that is not treated, in brackish water
or food that is not cooked properly.
If someone is infected, it is important
that they hydrate themselves immediately
by drinking Oral Rehydration Solution that
can be obtained from the pharmacy or their
healthcare provider. Severe cholera can result
in death if left untreated. There is currently no
cure for cholera but after it runs its course, the
infected person will be fine. The normal time
for the disease is five to seven days.
Everyone should wash hands thoroughly
with soap and water after using the bath-
room, before eating or handling and pre-
paring food. Always use clean water for


drinking, brushing teeth and washing food
and dishes.
Dr. McMillian stated that on Abaco
there are many concerns about areas such
as the Mudd and Peas communities as these
are vulnerable.
The team held meetings in Hope Town,
Sandy Point, the Mudd and Peas, Sand
Banks, Star Farm and Central Abaco.
Nurse Calyne Bellot from Nassau trans-
lated for them in the immigrant communi-
ties and will remain on Abaco for several
weeks to help the Marsh Harbour Clinic.
Local officials talk
cholera prevention
By Samantha V. Evans
The officer in charge of Environmental
Health on Abaco, Sally Ann Chisholm,
told the public to be very careful about
who prepares the food they eat from as
all food establishments are not clean. Her
Department checks the water at Water and
Sewerage to ensure that the water being
distributed to the public is safe. She added
that it is hard to police food that is pri-
vately prepared. Stationery businesses are
required to use running water, and they are
working in collaboration with the police
to ensure that people who operate mobile
businesses are licensed.
Keith Thompson, Chief Operations
Manager of Water and Sewerage on Aba-
co, stated that it is important that consum-
ers be on the Water and Sewerage water
system as all of their water is disinfected.
They treat their water monthly. Those per-
sons who use well water should add a wa-
ter disinfection system.


A group of health care officials came to Abaco to hold a series of town meetings to inform
the public about the dangers of cholera, a disease that can develop into an epidemic if
not controlled. They are shown with local officials in Marsh Harbour on December 15.
It is a disease that cannot develop if cleanliness is maintained.

St. Francis Church Hosts


Blood Pressure Training


By Samantha V. Evans
Members of St Francis de Sales Catholic
Church attended two days of training about
blood pressure on December 10 and 11.
The hosts of the training were John Mazzeo
and students from De Paul University in
Chicago. The purpose of the training was
to provide basic public health information
about high blood pressure and diabetes.
Both of these diseases greatly affect the
public in The Bahamas so they decided to
assist with the education of the Abaco com-
munity. The activity for this training came
about as a result of a trip that Professor


Mazzeo made to Abaco last year.
The 26 participants learned about high
blood pressure in several areas: the basics
about the disease; symptoms and what hap-
pens if it is left untreated; and skills.
Through this training, the students hope
that the attendees will change their life
style by eating right, exercising and get-
ting adequate rest. It is all about raising
awareness.
This training is available to anyone from
other churches or organizations as well.
All participants receive a certificate for
participating.


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Items for Sale. Commercial Service. Cars & Boats


Minimum for 3 lines in one issue $10
Picture and 4 lines $25
Additional lines at $2 per line
Display classified $18 per column inch
We can take the photo within the
Marsh Harbour area or use your
photo.
Call 242-367-2677 Fax 242-367-3677



Bookkeeper Resort on Abaco seeks expe-
rienced bookkeeper. Knowledge of Quick
Books is a must. Send resume in confidence to
natalie@bahamasbeachclub. corn
Food & Beverage Full & part time positions
available for for servers, bar tenders & cooks.
Contact 242-365-8500 or email jerry@baha-
mabeachclub.com
Helper Wanted, to work on farm in Treasure
Cay. Call Victoria at 365-0496.



Watermaker For Sale. Makes up to 5,000
gals a day. New electric motor, recently rebuilt
high pressure pump. Contact 577-4111

-MISCELLANEOUSITSl
FOR6SALE


Boulders for Sale, approximately 4x4x3 ft.
Contact 367-2833 or 577-6943
Full set scuba gear with 4 mil wet suit. Over
$3000 invested, used 3 times. Excellent condi-
tion. $1500 OMO Call 365-6433


Jaguar X 2003 Fully loaded & leather seats.
Must see and drive to appreciate. Asking
$12,500. Call 367-4867 or 458-6211. Email
csaldrlllO -nrnoil1 nom


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


:ITEMS1FORI SALEi S


18.3~' anoo, with 113 ELPIU Mere en-
gine & trailer included. Excellent condition
$16,900. Contact Royce Sands 242-367-2326


:OATeSANDMARINEriT
I ITEMS FOR SALE6I


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


:OATeS1AND MAI NEriT
I ITEMS FOR SALE6I


28' Trawler Molly, 230 hp diesel, 1400 en-
gine hrs. Aluminum marine grade 1 Rayma-
rine C80, WMS 300, free fall A-winch, Un-
iden UM 625 and more. $25,000 USD. Call
(242) 365-6492


2L3 Aloury nros Liassic, newooat w/wma-
sheild, w/225 HP Mercury Optimax. $79,000
Call Don Albury 365-6086 at Albury Bros.
Boat Building


24' Grady White 200HP 2003 Evenrude
190hrs, new teak trim, cushions, radio depth/
fish H20 temp finder, auto bilge pump, engine
flush connect bumpers, anchors, lines, jackets
etc. $15,900. Call 365-8848
26' Pearson Ariel Sailboat 1969, 8HP Yama-
ha in Lazarette, 7' fiberglass dinghy, steel
cradle. DUTY PAID, $4,000. At Lighthouse
Mainia, Hope Town. Call 242-366-0154


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


36' Catalina bloop, 1987, m excellent condi-
tion. Bah DUTY PAID. Moored in MOW. 1/6
share $5000. btmarino@verizon.net


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January 1, 2011


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


ELBOW CAY
19,974 sq. ft. lot with 120 ft. of beach
includes foundation for a 2,600 sq.
ft., 4 bedroom home.
$399,500. Ref. AS11568


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GREATABACO CLUB, MARSH HARBOUR
Luxuriously furnished, 4 bedroom, 4
bath canalfront home with pool in
this gated community.
$1,199,000. Ref. AS10843


I Little Harbour, Abaco

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MARSH HARBOUR
Beachfront 2 bedroom condos and 3
bedroom penthouses in a gated de-
velopment with pool and dock.
Starting at $575,000. Ref. AS10903
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ELBOW CAY
3 bedroom, 2 bath home just across
from the beach, offering a large pool
and deck space for entertaining.
$749,000. Ref. PS10665


WINDING BAY
Newly built and exquisitely furnished.
Sweeping water views of the beach.
Spa, golf, restaurants, 5 star service.
$1,977,000. Ref. AS11560
.. - --


LUBBERS QUARTERS
'The Big House' is a 2 bedroom, 3
bath, turn-key retreat. Sea views,
access to beach and own dock slip.
$549,000 Ref. AS11471



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LITTLE HARBOUR GREEN TURTLE CAY
Perched high up, overlooking Book- A brand new and very private 4 bed-
ies Beach sits a picturesque, 'off the room house just waiting for a new
grid', 2 bedroom and 1 bath cottage. owner's finishing touches.
$595,000. Ref. AS11353 $298,500. Ref. AS11513


LUBBERS QUARTERS
Lovely 2 storey, 1 bedroom cottage
in Abaco Ocean Club. Near beach
with a private dock slip.
$250,000. Ref. AS11474


GREEN TURTLE CAY
Modern 3 bedroom, 3 bath open plan
home is move-in ready and has cen-
tral air and pool.
$561,500. Ref. AS11477


LUBBERS QUARTERS
'Sea View Cottage' is a stunning
waterfront home. 2 bedrooms, 2
baths and a private dock slip.
$880,000. Ref. A511450










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


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


GREEN TURTLE CAY
Newly constructed 4 bedroom, 3.5
bath furnished home enjoys wrap
around porches and sea views.
$643,500. Ref. AS11511


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










ELBOW CAY
'Point of Paradise' is located on a
pristine, private cove beach on North
End. 3 bedrooms and 3 baths.
$1,250,000. Ref. AS11552


GUANA CAY
Over an acre of stunning beachfront
land with 100 ft. on the northern
beach in Baker's Bay.
$4,250,000. Ref. AS11503


TREASURE CAY
15 acres of elevated land with 630 ft.
of water frontage ideal for a club, re-
sort, development or private estate.
$1,295,000. Ref. AS11554


MARSH HARBOUR GUANA CAY
Situated on a double lot this canal- Newly renovated, 4 bedroom, 2 bath
front home has 4 bedrooms, 4 baths, Cape Cod-style house on an acre
pool, dock, and gazebo. with 100 ft. of beach.
$1,150,000. Ref. A511270 $975,000. Ref. AS11571






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TILLOO CAY
3.7 acre sea-to-sea paradise has all
utilities and is easily accessed from
the new 40 ft. private dock.
$375,000. Ref. A511491


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


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ELBOW CAY: Affordable 9,826 sq. ft. In Little Point Subdivision. $83,500. Ref. AS11492
TREASURE CAY: 10,000 sq. ft. lot located near the stunning beach, golf course, marina and
restaurants. Starting at $79,000. Ref. AS11385 or AS11387 or AS11257
DORROS COVE: This half acre lot is one of the few properties available in this coveted private
residential area on Elbow Cay. Great elevations and next to Tahiti Beach. $364,000. Ref. PS10577
GUMELEMI RIDGE: 10,494 sq. ft. elevated lot in Elbow Cay. $120,000. Ref. PS10603
GUANA CAY: Half acre building site with views, underground utilities and lots of palm trees. Lo-
cated on the peaceful Southern tip. $175,000. Ref. PS10624
LUBBERS QUARTERS: 8,660 sq. beachfront lot with 80 ft. of beachfront, lush tropical landscap-
ing and private slip at community dock. $225,000. Ref. AS11475
SALE PENDINGI BUSTIC BIGHT: 1.3 waterfront acresjust 10 minutes from Marsh Harbour. Un-
restricted zoning. $149,000. Ref. AS11488
LITTLE HARBOUR: Private 1+ acre waterfront lot on a peninsula. 160 ft. on the water, ideal for
a dock. $199,000. Ref. AS11389
TREASURECAY: In a gated community and walking distance from one of the world's most beau-
tiful beaches. Purchase 1 lot, or 3 lots combined to total 33,900 sq. ft. $50,000 for lor $120,000
for 3 parcels. Ref. AS11400 or AS11401 or AS11402
MARNIES LANDING: Halfacre nearTahiti Beach on Elbow Cay. Dockslip included for boats up
to 30 ft. Beach path access and great ocean views. $475,000. Ref. PS10659
DUNDASTOWN: 8,746 sq. ft. lot for residential or commercial building. $35,000. Ref. AS11371
BASIN HARBOUR CAY: 8 acres of paradise and seclusion $194,500. Ref. AS10897
PRICED TO SELLI JOE'S CREEK: Almost one acre of land between Marsh Harbour and Treasure
Cay. $54,990. Ref. AS11455
SERENITY POINT: 0.5+ acre hilltop lot in new gated community. $750,000. Ref. AS11384
LITTLE POINT: 8,709 sq. ft. ocean view lot next to Turtle Hill Beach. $115,000. Ref. PS10614
TREASURE CAY: 10,000 sq. ft. inner lot, near beach with all utilities. $106,920. Ref. AS11551
BAKER'S CREEK: 13,500 sq. ft. ocean view lot in a new development. $79,500. Ref. AS11368
REDUCEDI LITTLE HARBOUR: 2.3 acres waterfront property has 40 ft. elevations, sandy beach
cove and small cottage. $495,000. Ref. AS11548
REDUCEDI HOPE TOWN: 2,280 sq. ft. beach lot nearthe harbour with views of the lighthouse
and within walkingdistanceto beach. $229,000. Ref. AS11433
NEW USTINGI LUBBERS QUARTERS: 19,338 sq. ft. lot with dock slip at Seaview Subdivision.
$125,000. Ref. AS11569

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