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Title: Abaconian
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Publisher: David & Kathleen Ralph
Place of Publication: Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas
Publication Date: 12-15-2011
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VOLUME 19


NUMBER 24


DECEMBER 15th, 2011


Festival draws crowds to enjoy holiday joy
Entertainment, food, gifts and friends make a successful day
By Timothy Roberts
Thousands of Abaconians and visitors
came out to support and enjoy the eighth
annual Christmas Festival held at the BAIC
park on December 3. This Festival marks
the first official event to be held at site
since the buildings have been erected for
the Farmers' Market. The open buildings
provided a convenient way to organize the
Christmas booths and offered shade and
shelter to those attending. Despite an over-
cast day and a brief evening shower, the
crowds were enthusiastic and enjoyed the
holiday atmosphere.
Thousands came over the course of the
4 day. Families and people from the cays
dominated the afternoon crowd while larg-
er numbers during the evening were more
from Central Abaco. The craft and gift
booths did most of their sales during the
day while the food vendors were inundated
with hungry Festival goers at night.
The large crowd had much to choose
S from, whether it was food or drinks, crafts
and art, jewelry, clothing and handbags,
toys and other items; there was something
for everyone.


a Thejunkanoo rush that conclude ed the activities at the Christmas Festival featured some of Santa's helpers who enjoyed the rythym |
and music as much as the spectators. I


Please see Festival Page 30


BTC Fair attracts hundreds
for cell phones and service


Bahamas Telecommunications Corporation held a promotional fair at its office in
Marsh Harbour on November 26. The big draw was the offer of cell phones for very
low prices. Staff from Nassau supplemented the staff here to sign customers up for the
services the company offers. Live music and promotional items for sale as well as a
bouncing castle added to the festive atmosphere. S/wiin in the foreground is Arlene
Clarke, Abaco's manager. See story on page 9.



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The road north of Abaco Inn on Elbow Cay is in serious danger of becoming impass-
able. Hurricane Irene and several rages since then have eroded the dune that the road
is built on. This is the only land access joining the south end of the island to the rest
of Elbow Cay and is at present a dangerous road. Traffic has been limited to one lane
since Hurricane Irene in August. Residents in South Elbow Cay are concerned that
winter storms will completely wash away the road, leaving them without access to
Hope Town for supplies and the ferry.


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Page 2 Section A The Abaconian


December 15, 2011


Students provided entertainment at the Festival


By Mirella Santillo
This year's Christmas Festival was the
first one held since buildings were erected
on the grounds of the site of the Farmers'
Market. With most of the stalls under the
high pavilions and tents scattered around,
the market offered a display of numerous
art and crafts items, plants and various
foods. It was attended by a large crowd of
people looking for a choice of Christmas
gifts, their Christmas spirit awakened by
the carol singing of school children from
kindergarten to high school, their skit per-
formances and dances offering continuous
entertainment throughout the day. Renown
local artists added to the mood of the holi-
day season by rendering their interpreta-
tion of Christmas songs often to a different
beat.


Families hung out together, renewing
social ties with old friends, immersing
themselves in Bahamian culture through
art, food and music.
New this year was a kiddie corner with a
swing set, slide and climbing walldonated
by Schooner Bay, and two bouncing castles
that kept the little ones happy for a long
time until the notice that Baker's Bay Golf
and Ocean Club was giving out presents at
its booth. Most of the day-time activities
which started at noon were dedicated to
recognizing children's talents, all exhibited
under the new, large covered stage.
The carol singing was led by Christo-
pher Sawyer, who interpreted a solo of
Mary, Did You Know? Then the schools
took over with Angels Academy's choir,
performing other popular carols. Every


Child Counts students, led by Garnell Stu-
art, added a Bahamian beat to their reper-
toire of religious songs. More carols were
interpreted by the large group of Zion Bap-
tist Church Youth Choir of Murphy Town.
While the kids were occupied receiving
toys and after tasting ginger bread and hot
cider at the Abaco Club at Winding Bay's
stall, a wreath decorating competition was
taking place with five contestants par-
ticipating. They had ten minutes to create
their masterpiece from ornaments supplied
them. Four judges had a hard time decid-
ing, as all the wreaths showed the creativ-
ity of the contestants in a colorful way. But
the results gave the first place to Lovely
Reckley, a seasoned craft artist who put
together a beautiful creation of green and
red ribbons and Christmas balls in no time
at all. The second place went to Ruth Al-
bury, followed by Sharon Dorsette in third


position.
Her Majesty's Prison Marching Band
had the crowd gathered along Don MacKay
Boulevard, cheering and snapping photos,
as they performed elaborate marching fig-
ures in their crisp uniforms, crossing each
other and returning in formation without
a step out of place. Accompanying them-
selves with drums, clarinets, trumpets,
cymbals, saxophone and trombone, they
played marching band pieces and Christ-
mas songs, led with precision by a tall fe-
male officer.
The Opening Ceremony featured Edison
Key, MP for South Abaco, who declared
the event officially open. Mr. Key re-
minded the audience that it was the eighth
year that a Christmas Festival had taken
place on this site. "I could not imagine a
Please see Festival Page 6


One of the highlights of this year's Christmas Festival in Marsh Harbour was a perfor-
mance by Her Majesty's Prison OfficersMarching Band. Their music combined with the
maneuvers entertained the crowd. Then later the Prison Officers Pop Band provided
music on the stage.


A first for this year's Festival was a Christmas wreath competition. These five ladies all
produced beautiful wreaths. The winner was Lovely Reckley. Shi 'ii are Ruth Albury,
Lovely Reckley, Mary Dames, Sharon Dorsette and Beverly Sawyer.


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Christmas Festival provides evening entertainment


By Canishka Alexander
Victor Russell had the honour of light-
ing the Christmas tree at the Christmas
Festival held on December 3 on as the
crowd cheered him on. Mr. Russell was
assisted by Wynsome Ferguson, manager
of the Abaco Tourist Office, as the count-
down began for the official tree lighting.
Shelly Austin, Festival moderator, talked
about the contributions that he has made
to the community of Abaco as the first
taxi driver, Bahamas Customs Officer and
manager of the Marsh Harbour Interna-
tional Airport.
Soon the audience's attention was divert-
ed to the on stage performance by Brown


Tip and his associates as they energetically
danced to the rhythm of the rake n' scrape
music they played. Another item on the
program was a fashion show organized by
Phillipa Farrington. Glamourous models
adorned the stage in fashionable Christ-
mas holiday wear. Also in attendance were
the talented and lovely contestants of this
year's Miss Abaco Beauty Pageant.
An new addition this year was a bell-
ing and drumming competition, which Ms.
Ferguson described as a fun event for the
children.
Ms. Ferguson said that the Festival this
year was definitely the largest in terms of
the crowd, which she estimated was in the


thousands. She was sat-
isfied by the variety of
entertainment through-
out the Festival. Later
in the evening there
were performances by
the New Entry Band,
Impact Band and Her
Majesty's Prison Pop
Band. The festival con-
cluded with a vibrant
Junkanoo rush out
by the Murphy Town
Superstars Junkanoo
group.


senior citizen victor Kusseu was cnosen to lignt te nnristmas
tree. He is being assisted here by Wynsome Ferguson of the
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Christmas Festival had a variety of booths


By Samantha V. Evans
The Christmas Festival is one of those
events that Abaconians and visitors look
forward to every December. This year was
the first time that the new BAIC buildings
were used and it allowed space for vendors
than previous festivals were able to accom-
modate. Vendors from many arenas were
present to showcase and sell their work.
The weather was great with the exception
of a few passing showers which dampened
the grounds and chased off a few. Never-
theless, the people kept coming and the
vendors had a full, satisfying day.
Many vendors sold food and drink items.
Several booths offered drinks, water and
other beverages. One was Snow Biz Treats
offering snow cones that were strictly non-
alcoholic. Other booths offered a variety
of drinks with one booth serving alcoholic
beverages.
The food vendors were plentiful with
some of them offering unique cuisine spe-
cifically for the festival. The Rotary Club
of Abaco manned a booth they called Dee-


licious Gourmet. According to President
Jo-Ann Bradley, the proceeds from this day
will serve many purposes including pro-
viding food for the hungry on Abaco. This
club distributes approximately 150 parcels
of food each Christmas. This will also aid
their scholarship program, the endowment
fund which they will start to aid disaster
relief on Abaco and club operations.
The booth Ev'ything Crab had a variety
of crab and lobster dishes as well as more
traditional Bahamian cuisine. Two vendors
specialized in grilled dishes.
Other unique cuisine included Asian
food provided by Bejing Bistro, Jamaican
food provided by Jamaican Ting and sea-
food served by 3Ks on Da Bay.
Finally, several booths specialized in
sweets and other treats. The Pilot Club had
a booth as did the BEC Lighthouse Junior
Achievement Company.
On the northern side of the Festival
site the Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire
and Rescue was sell-
ing memberships in


Fred Munnings, representing the Abaco Club, distributed gifts
to many children.


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an effort to raise funds. The Scurvy Few
were promoting its Toys for Tots program
through sales and a 50/50 raffle where
half of the money went to the winner and
the remaining half went towards Toys for
Tots. The winner of the raffle was Bettee
Albury of Marsh Harbour.
A wide variety of craft items was on dis-
play for sale. The items ranged from shell
jewelry to coconut crafts to glass jewelry
to straw goods. Some of the items were
unique such as curb pendants and dolls
made from sand. The Junior Achievement
Company PLUSH sponsored by Furniture
Plus sold miniature Christmas trees, cus-
tomized pillows, and homemade cookies.
One booth displayed Christmas trees, poin-
settias and other potted plants just in time
for Christmas. Other booths showcased
popcorn shirts, decorated glass boxes,
decorated pine cones and ribbon angels.
Lovely Reckley taught the ladies how to
make the jewelry on display.


Several booths offered face painting. This is always
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At the Island Beauty booth women could
find all of the "bling bling" and high end
fashion jewelry and rings they could wear.
It even had a "buy two get one free" special
as if this was needed because the prices were
awesome. Rudell Farrington owner of Mas-
sage Haven provided shoulder and neck mas-
sages along with face painting for the kids.
She sold oils, candles, and body gift sets,
waxed eye brows, and put on eye lashes.
This festival was most invigorating as it
gave local entrepreneurs an opportunity to
showcase the wonderful gifts, talents and
unique cuisine they could make. Vendors
expressed their satisfaction as the night
came to a close and patrons started to bid
them good night. This writer surely had a
great time and looks forward to next year's
event with much anticipation as by then,
the BAIC Cultural Center will be complete
and fully operational. Merry Christmas to
all!
Festival From Page 2
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opening ceremony with dances by Wesley
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Christmas Message from
Rt. Hon. Hubert A. Ingraham
Member of Parliament for North Abaco


I extend warm greetings to all residents and visitors to Abaco during this Holy
Christmas Season. I expect that as is our custom, Abaconians and indeed all other
Bahamians throughout our island communities, will warmly welcome all who have
chosen to be with us during this Holy Season.

Christmas is an extraordinary time of year in Abaco where we gather with
family and friends to celebrate in churches, in our homes and in other places where
we work and play. I am always proud of the generosity of spirit of Abaconians
throughout the year and take special pride in the fact that such kind-hearted people
are even more giving at Christmas time.

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

I take this occasion to acknowledge and thank the many individuals and
businesses who respond positively throughout the year to those in need.

I thank also those in government service, most particularly those in the uniform
branches, in our schools, in our clinics, in social services and in the wider
administrative and technical public service for their continued efforts to serve the
Bahamian people here in Abaco.

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The Abaconian December 15, 2011


The Editors ays...Craftsmen learn from BAIC


The recent Christmas Festival held on
the BAIC Farmers' Market site had lo-
cal craftsmen displaying a broad selection
of locally made crafts. This is a small but
expanding segment of our economy. Most
of the items displayed and offered for sale
were in the $10 $40 range with a few ven-
turing towards the $100 mark.
The market for local souvenirs appealing
to our visitors is huge and is a long way from
reaching the saturation point. As our crafts
people broaden their offerings and improve
the quality, they will get a better feel for
what sells readily and converts to cash.
For years Abaco has had a core of high-
end artists who display their art at one of
our many art shows. But there has been a
shortage of artisans and crafts people with
items in the lower price ranges. But that is
rapidly changing.
Recognizing the visitor potential for art
and craft sales, the Bahamas Agricultural
and Industrial Corporation, BAIC, has
very successfully been hosting craft classes
throughout The Bahamas. The classes em-
phasize the use of native materials, shells,
coconut shells and sea glass. Some crafts-
men have expanded their knowledge and
abilities through these classes while others
started as beginners. Some have taken the
courses as an interesting hobby while oth-
ers have pursued their new knowledge as a
part-time or even full-time vocation to put
money in the bank.
A parallel market exists for art work,
whether fabric, paintings, photography,
wood carvings and others. Successful per-
sons in the arts are generally those with an
innate talent. Some persons have a talent
that is not apparent but may surface later
in life. Classes will help beginning artists
but even those without a natural ability can
learn to create crafts that are marketable.
BAIC has focused on the craft aspect which
has a higher success rate for beginners or
amateur artisans.
Anyone who has shopped in Abaco's
boutiques and gift shops can see the wide
offering of our craftsmen. The variety is
getting more diverse and the quality is get-
ting better as they gain confidence and ex-
perience.


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David & Kathleen Ralph Inq
Editors & Publishers
P 0 Box AB 20551
Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas


Craft opportunities exist for residents
away from visitor areas when they learn
how to market their work and price it.
Most craft work is done at home so there
is little or no expense for rent and utilities.
Work can be started and interrupted with-
out consequence to the finished product.
The craftsmen, men and women, should
consider banding together and forming a
cooperative league. This would give them
benefits on duties, concessions and other
items as well as being an avenue for en-
couragement and development. Collective-
ly, they might consider acquiring space for
displaying and selling a variety of crafts.
Customers are drawn to locations with a
diverse choice of art and crafts. The bigger
the variety the more success at attracting
customers.
Visitors will soon be arriving for the
holidays, and our craftsmen should work
toward a common area to display and sell
their wares. Whatever sales they made at
the recent Christmas Festival would be
multiplied several times from Christmas
holiday traffic.
Government projects
The new government administration
building is nearly completed with land-
scaping, parking and access roads being
the larger outstanding items.Staff will be
moving into furnished offices, but we are
not aware of any furniture being delivered
yet. Our last official message was that
various departments should be moving into
their new offices in the beginning of the
new year. There is some latitude in that
statement.
BEC remains tight-lipped about their
electrical progress. The new plant is in full


In my humble opini


By Stephanie Humblestone
"When the world gets in my fa
have a nice day.
Have a nice day."
Bon Jovi.
I'll try my best to have a nice d
out the insincere bidding of eve:
keeper and his sister.
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transaction.
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and accompanying fake smile has
reached Abaco.
"Thank you very much," the y
shier said with a smile, passing th
and change last week in Maxwell'
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operation although one generator at the old
plant seems to be constantly operating. The
transmission line is in place between the
new plant at Wilson City and the distribu-
tion yard at the old plant. Since all distribu-
tion radiates from the yard at the old plant,
that site will continue to be a key part of
the electrical system. In the meantime, the
highway south is subjected to 30-ton fuel
deliveries several times a day to the Wilson
City plant.
Port and Bridge in North Abaco It was
said that we may see some Chinese engi-
neers conducting geophysical studies in the
north by the end of this year. The bridge
will span the creek separating Abaco and
Little Abaco. The creek was blocked in
1959 by a causeway still in use today. The
causeway blocks a huge nursery area to the
south that was not well understood at the
time A bridge to restore water flow, fish
movement and fishermen has been on gov-
ernment's agenda for ten or more years,
but repairing hurricane damage throughout
the islands has diverted the necessary fund-
ing.
A small but comprehensive port is to be
constructed along the coast several miles
north of Cooper's Town at Conch Rock
Creek. It will be constructed inland and
will offer Customs and Immigration ser-
vices, fuel and dockage for pleasure craft
and fishermen as well as be a port of entry
for freight boats. It is expected that this
will be a focal point for further develop-
ment in the north.
Both projects are being funded by a loan
from China.
Central Abaco Primary School now has
over 800 students. Consideration must
soon be given to another primary school


Have a nice da
delighted that retail personnel here do not
ce, I say favour the robotic expression.
I prefer "Thank you for shopping with
us," or "Did you find everything you were
looking for?" They are straightforward and
lay with- do not assume the split-second intimacy of
ry shop- have a nice day. The acronym HAND can
be irksome and irritating. What does one
ge fan of respond? You, too? Likewise?
a service It is not that I begrudge anyone a nice
day, but words have energy and when said
onhomie without feeling sometimes have a negative
s not yet and confusing effect.
More often than not, the content of the
oung ca- words uttered at the conclusion of a retail
e receipt transaction do not match the tone of the
s, an ex- "well wisher." Mumbling or saying them
rbour. It through clenched teeth is disturbing for
d money both parties. The person trained to politely
st of my recite them and the recipient may both be
sighing internally.
f, I went The telemarketer who receives an un-
and was favorable response when calling during
dinner politely parrots, "Thank you and
have a nice day." I am sure the last thing
pies the dismissed sales person feels is neither
thly of these sentiments. Faking cheerfulness
surely is not good for the psyche and the
immune system. Expressions like "Have a
nice day," and even worse, "Have a good
t.bs one," are hollow without enthusiasm. It is
- not surprising that there are people who
find them borderline offensive.
We all have pet peeves and obviously
this is one of mine!
A simple "Good day" suffices. What
happened to the old-fashioned "Thank you
and good bye"?
Simplicity is beautiful.
Shopping late, well after sunset, I was
once told to have a nice day.
It had been a bad day, one when every-
thing that could go wrong did, albeit small


to relieve crowding. This may be the time
to consider building a middle school as
an interim step between primary and high
school. Moving sixth graders into the sev-
enth grade at the high school is a big social
jump, particularly to Abaco Central High
School with 600 students and which has
had some social issues in the past.
The airport terminal continues to more
forward with roof trusses being installed.
When the roof goes on, visible progress
will come to a near standstill as work
moves to the invisible interior. Progress
is being made on the control tower on the
south side of the field, opposite the termi-
nal.
The re-paving of the Central Abaco
roads is eagerly awaited. If the schedule
holds, we should see some paving progress
early in the new year. There are several
areas where new roads are under consid-
eration. One is to reopen the coastal road
between the Stede Bonnet road and Cal-
cutta. Studies are underway for two pos-
sible routes, either along the coast in its
historic location or perhaps be relocated
several hundred feet inland. Another road
under consideration would go through the
Mud between the port highway and the old
Marsh Harbour ballfield.
The new highway between the airport
roundabout and the government adminis-
tration building and continuing to the port
is well underway with a new roundabout
taking shape at its intersection with the
S.C. Bootle Highway.
It is interesting to note that even in these
trying economic times, Central Abaco
continues to grow and additional roads are
needed.





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but annoying things.
"Bit late for that," I replied dryly.
The sales associate almost jumped out
of his skin. He was unaccustomed to a real
reply to the hackneyed phrase.
"Have a nice day" has been around a
long time; it was a common phrase in the
1920s in the US and decades later became
popular with long distance truck driv-
ers over their CB radios. Since then, it
has never traveled the distance they have.
Europeans are strangely averse to it, of-
ten finding it intrusive, especially when a
"you" pointedly precedes the phrase. For
some it is considered impersonal, crossing
an imaginary line called reserve. It has also
been accused of being artificial and an un-
necessary trite space filler.
Arguably, when said with sincerity, it is
a social asset, a neat rounder to the end of
a conversation or embarrassing silence to
the completion of a business transaction.
There have been instances when I have felt
it is heartfelt, but they are rare. In Trader
Joes, a chic Stateside food store, the ven-
dor smiled and said, "I hope you enjoy the
rest of your afternoon it is such a beauti-
ful day today." Agreed, it was rather long-
winded, but I felt good mainly because the
tone and words were in sync.
There is something about an imperative,
a phrase which commands. It smacks of
childhood. Be good and eat up your veg-
etables! This may be why we tend not to
react in the same way to "How are you do-
ing?" another disposable expression which
is not designed to elicit a response. We are
not being told to feel good. There is no
suggestion of control.
There are times when "Have a nice day"
verges on being insensitive. A mother is


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BTC Community Fair was a big success


By Timothy Roberts
Excellent deals and great giveaways
highlighted the day as many Abaconians
took advantage of special prices on cell
phones and services offered at Bahamas
Telecommunications Corporation's Abaco
Community Fair held on November 26.
BTC Abaco Manager, Arlene Clarke,
said that cell phone sales "exceeded our


expectations as we sold out of the 1000
Samsung 1086 phones we brought in for
the fair by 4 p.m." The $25 dollar Sam-
sung's were the hottest commodity; how-
ever, many other phones, including the
Blackberries, sold very well.
Ms. Clarke said they served over 1250
customers during the day as they offered
a one-stop service where customers could


complete their sign-up for Vibe and DSL
and get their service running in the same
day with no equipment or installation fees.
She said, unfortunately, all customers,
particularly those on the cays, for logisti-
cal reasons were unable to benefit from the
one-stop sign up.
She said they had customer service rep-
resentatives there to not only sign up for
various services, but to to hear customer
complaints and issues and resolve them.
Ms. Clarke said the focus of the fair
was to give back to the community. "We
wanted to have an event the whole fam-
ily could enjoy and give people the op-
portunity to get some really good deals on
phones. It was really about giving back to
our customers and the community, and we
tried to make sure that everyone was able
to benefit from the fair," she said. "We
even handed out coupons that could be
used against purchases or bills at BTC."
BTC reached out to the community to
support the fair, and several local busi-
nesses partnered with them opening their


own booths at the fair. Scotia Bank was
on hand to give customers information
on their loans and other services, and the
Technology Center showcased computers
and accessories. Emida, a BTC partner
that offers reseller packages for prepaid
cell phones, also had a booth.
BTC had numerous giveaways through-
out the day such as cups, pens, t-shirts and
more. The Spin the Wheel game offered
opportunists the possibility to win prizes
like phone cards or cell phones. Those per-
sons participating in BTC's survey taken
during the day were entered into an hourly
drawing for other fantastic prizes includ-
ing weekend trips.
The fair was scheduled to close at 6 p.m.
but the staff ended up serving their last
customer at 7 p.m. The day went smoothly
and feedback has been great. Everyone en-
joyed themselves and was excited with the
great deals they got. "The greatest success
of the day was that we made customers
happy," Ms. Clarke said.


Bahamas Telecommunications Corporation held the fair in the road in front of the Marsh
Harbour office. Staff from Nassau added to the local staff to provide many services and
resolve many problems that their customers had. The excellent prices the company offered
on several models of cell phones was a huge drawing card.



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Buds N' Blooms hosts
annual open house
By Bradley Albury
Memorial Plaza was packed on Decem-
ber 2nd as people came to browse and min-
gle at the Buds N' Blooms' open house.
This was the 10th year the local business
has invited customers to spend an evening
perusing their offerings in a warm, holiday
atmosphere. Destiny's Delights and Ca-
siah's Candy Bar provided complimentary
drinks and refreshments.
The evening was a family affair. Parents
and adults shopped the Buds N' Blooms
Christmas sale selection while the kids
picked out their favorite candies and ice
cream selections from Destiny's Delights


and Casiah's Candy Bar next door. The
complimentary snack bars share a space
in Memorial Plaza and have an opening to
Buds N' Blooms. This allowed the fami-
lies to ebb and flow between the rooms of-
fering refreshments and shopping easily.
Dora the Explorer, a popular children's
character, made her appearance to the de-
light of the young crowd.
The evening was a success. The open
house drew in bargain-hunting shoppers
and fans of sweets alike, all of whom en-
joyed the festive event, many walking
away with colorful purchases. The owners
enjoy reaching out to the community and
offered this night as a special thank you to
their customers and friends.


Buds N' Blooms held its annual open house and offered a wide selection of gifts and deco-
rations for the home. Adjacent to the shop are Destiny's Delights and Casiah's Candy
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NEMA reviews
hurricane repairs
By Timothy Roberts
In order to assess progress made in re-
pairing homes that were damaged during
Hurricane Irene and to address challenges
on the ground, Capt. Stephen Russell, Di-
rector of the National Emergency Manage-
ment Agency (NEMA), inspected affected
homes and spoke with government and
private entities involved in the hurricane
relief programme.
In the wake of Hurricane Irene the gov-
ernment made funds available to the islands
affected by the storm. Abaco was given
$20,000 to assist with repairs to homes on
the island. Social Services worked together
with NEMA to find who needed help and
what kinds of materials were needed to ad-


equately repair damages.
Joel Hepburn, one of the contractors
carrying out repairs, said that he and his
crew have been doing their best with the
resources they received. They have been
short of sufficient materials on occasion
to properly complete jobs. He suggested
that they get carpenters to assist with as-
sessments to ensure that all the materials
needed are accounted for.
Mr. Hepburn and his crew have com-
pleted work on 15 houses. With travelling
being a factor, he asked that they would
like considerations made for fuel.
Capt. Russell said they have accounted
for miscellaneous items and left an addi-
tional $2000 to deal with any items that
may have been missing from the initial as-

Please see Central Page 11


Capt. Stephen Russell, Director of the National Emergenccy Management Agency held a
meeting in Marsh Harbour with several heads of government departments, administra-
tors, a few contractors and a hardware store owner. The meeting was intended to assess
the recovery from Hurricane Irene and to resolve some logistical problems with getting
supplies. Capt. Russell is the third from the right.


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Central From Page 10
sessment. He said they would arrange to
cover fuel charges for the contractors.
Capt. Russell discussed some of the is-
sues they have had with purchase orders.
For instance, while government assists
homes with damaged roofs with regular
shingles, certain homes have architectural
shingles which are twice as expensive.
Some persons want the same color shingles
as their existing roof and would rather wait
than to accept a different color replace-
ment.
It was noted that vouchers have been
submitted to persons with hurricane dam-
age that have not been claimed yet. Capt.


Russell suggested that they should give a
time limit for the vouchers.
Charlemae Fernander, Abaco's Director
of Social Services, has seen persons who
have occupied homes which are not com-
pleted and some who are living in low cost
homes built on generation land that have
experienced hurricane damages that ought
to be considered.
Capt. Russell suggested that their cases
be submitted to be reviewed to see if they
can be accommodated. He is satisfied with
the progress so far with work on 15 of
the 59 homes submitted in Central Abaco
being completed. Requests are presently
being considered for expanding the time
period of the program as well as adding
additional manpower.


The Cancer Soceity of Abaco held had art show on November 18 and 19. One of the spe-
cial items was the raffle of five beautifully decorated bags. The winners of the bags were
Brigitte Carey, Veronica Saunders, Ruth Albury and April Higgs. The money raised will
go toward helping cancer victims with airfare and payment of treatments. The Society
also pays for mammograms for women who have never had one.


Art show benefits the
Abaco Cancer Society
By Jennifer Hudson
The Christmas spirit got off to an early
start at the Abaco Island Artists Art Show
on November 18 and 19 at Mangoes. The
event began with a cocktail party on No-
vember 18 which was very well attended
by an enthusiastic group of people. This
was definitely an evening of goodwill and
good cheer as people enjoyed cocktails and
hors d'oeuvres while patronizing the work
of the artists to raise money for the ongo-
ing work of the Abaco Cancer Society.


In addition to the work of the artists, the
Abaco Cancer Society had a booth with
a magnificent display of new and gently
used gift items and Christmas decorations
on sale. This booth proved very popular
and people were very excited to be start-
ing their Christmas gift shopping early and
finding all kinds of attractive and unusual
items to add to their Christmas decorations
The Abaco Cancer Society also had its
traditional table of the Society's specialty
logo items.
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This was a very nice way to bring in
the Christmas season with people meeting
old and new friends and socializing while
patronizing such a worthy cause. A very
pleasing amount was raised for the Society
during the cocktail party and the event con-
tinued throughout the following day, add-
ing to the final amount collected.
Arts and crafts for sale included water-
colour and oil paintings, jewellery, pine
needle baskets, wood-turned bowls and
straw bags which were the work of artists
and artisans Lilian Cash, Jo-Ann Bradley,
Brigitte Bowyer Carey, Stacey Adderley,
Attilla Feszt, Donnie Wood, Christine
Sawyer, Betsy Wheeler, Marjolein Scott,
Frank Smurlo, Linda Wiltfang, Jeep Byers
and Bob Zwickel. All of the artists except
the last three were in attendance for the
cocktail opening evening. Tanya Saunders,
a talented clothing designer, was also on
hand with an exciting array of designer
clothing and accessories.
A raffle was held of pink bags each in-


dividually designed by one of the exhib-
iting artists. "The Abaco Cancer Society
was very happy with the result of this raffle
and all donations and sales of the Society's
"pink products." The artists were very
happy with the results of the show," stat-
ed Abaco Cancer Society Vice President,
Marjolein Scott.
Art show raises money
for national parks
Once again Abaco artists and the Baha-
mas National Trust are coming together for
the third annual Art for the Parks Abaco
event on January 27 to 29.
The event will feature talented artists
and artisans at a weekend event that sup-
ports the six national parks on Abaco.
Sponsored by Abaco Beach Resort and
other Abaco businesses, the event has sup-
ported mooring maintenance in the Pelican
Cays Land and Sea Park, Bahama parrot
research and educational materials on the
national parks. According to Lynn Gape,
BNT Deputy Executive Director, "Art for


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the Parks has seen tremendous support
from the corporate and Abaco artisan com-
munity. It is gratifying to see how much
the national parks and the resources they
protect mean to Abaconians."
The event features a special gala open-
ing on Friday evening and an all-day Sat-
urday event with art and children's activi-
ties. A new addition this year is a special
Heritage Tent that will feature speakers on
bush medicine, the Bahama parrot, wood-
turning demonstrations and a special Lion-
fish cleaning and tasting session.
"We are very excited to be offering the
Heritage Tent as part of Saturday's activi-
ties," said Kaderin Mills, Abaco's BNT
Office Administrator. "These demonstra-
tions and talks are designed not only to
be educational but interactive as well. We
hope that Abaconians will turn out to view


the art, attend the heritage sessions and
enjoy some excellent food at Art for the
Parks."
The BNT will be organizing special
trips to the Abaco National Park as part of
the event that weekend. Parrot researcher,
Caroline Stahala, will lead the trips. Trips
will be offered Saturday, January 28th
and Sunday, January 29th. BNT volunteer
Timothy Roberts will be responsible for in-
creasing public awareness of these special
trips for the BNT.
So mark you calendars for the weekend
of January 27 29, 2012, and plan to at-
tend Art for the Parks.
For more information about the event,
contact Kaderin Mills at the BNT Abaco
office 367-6310.
Please see School Page 13


PLP candidate delivers meals to elderly
Renardo Curry, candidate of the Progres- -
sive Liberal Party for North Abaco, took
the opportunity on November 24 to take
meals to the elderly and shut-ins of his
constituency to bring cheer and gratitude I
for their years of service as parents and
mentors. Mr. Curry said, "I believe in giv-
ing back to our elderly and giving them
their roses ,' i le' they are still with us." So,
many of them have paved the way for the
younger men and women in their commu-
nities and helped to make them what they I .
are today. He continued, "We must always -3
honor the elderly because the "multitude of
years should teach wisdom" and the Bible l
always instructs us to respect and take care
of them. So this thanksgiving I am showing my respect for those who have contributed to
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DNA names North
Abaco Candidate
By Timothy Roberts
During a Street Meeting before an en-
thusiastic crowd of over 200 people on
November 29 in Murphy Town, the Dem-
ocratic National Alliance announced that
Sonith Lockhart is their newest candidate,
bringing their total to 28 representatives.
The North Abaco Candidate has deep
ties in North Abaco from Grand Cay to
Murphy Town and Dundas Town where
Mr. Lockhart attended school as a boy.
Mr. Lockhart is a self-employed electri-


cal technician and is president of Abaco
Electrical Motor and Generator Repair
Company. He is a former Town Commit-
tee member and a former District Council
member. Mr. Lockhart serves as Deputy
Chairman of the Central Abaco District
Port Authority Board.
Mr. Lockhart is a proponent for small
business development. He believes that
the government should do much more to
encourage locally-owned business enter-
prises, relative to its Crown land use poli-
cies. Especially dear to him is advancing
education. He believes in a three-prong
concentration being academics, technical
and vocational training, re-training and
athleticism.


Last spring Bahamas National Trust held a monthly series of da Market, a market with
farmers, artisans, garden enthusiasts and others offering a wide variety of items. It was
very popular. BNT has now begun the new season of monthly markets. The first was held
on November 26. The farmers did not have enough produce to sell but a variety of other
items were on sale.


As he spoke to the people, he reminded
them, "When the PLP is in, they are for
PLP's when the FNM is in they are for
FNM's. The DNA is the bridge that will
make us one Bahamas."
He said there will not be any more po-
litical favoritism. "If you qualified to do
anything, we won't be seeing what we are
going to be seeing is Bahamians!" He told
the audience that he is the man who has the
vision for the way forward.
Roscoe Thompson III, South Abaco
Candidate for the DNA, said that there
is a new generation of people moving up
in this world, businessmen, educators and
persons of all different walks. "It's up to


them to make a change we have to lay
the groundwork for what lies ahead. I am
doing this for my children and the children
coming up; we have to make this Bahamas
a better place for them!"
Branville McCartney, Leader of the
DNA and candidate for Bamboo Town, said
that 20 years ago the FNM wrested the gov-
ernment from the incumbent PLP who held
the reigns for 25 years and had reached a
point where victimization was a known tool
of the party. The FNM brought change and
accountability in governance at that time.
Please see Central Page 14


The Democratic National Alliance held a Street Meeting in Murphy Town to name the
candidate for North Abaco. Party leader Branville McCartney, center, has named Sonith
Lockhart to represent the party in national elections to be held next year. With him are
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"They're not the party that they used to
be, and he (Prime Minister Hubert Ingra-
ham) is not the man he used to be," said
Mr. McCartney. He said that The Bahamas
is "for Bahamians and persons who have
the right to be here. They're not the boss,
you are the boss." If either the PLP or
FNM were to be elected again, we would
have had a government run by just three
men in 50 years, and all came from the
PLP. "That's a shame! And that can't be
good or healthy for a developing country!
We deserve better and the DNA is going to
make sure you have better!" he said.
Open House offers to
assist Toys for Tots
By Samantha V. Evans
Chana Albury and her husband, Robert
Albury, owners of Palm Cottage and Wood
You Furniture along with their staff joined
with Scurvy Few promoting the Toys for
Tots program for this year's Open House.
Every customer who donated a toy got 15
percent off their purchase price and all oth-


ers received 10 percent off during the two-
day event. The Open House took place on
November 25 and 26.
Palm Cottage and Wood You were sep-
arate stores but now they have expanded
the store to blend them together. Their
open house was usually held at night but
they had it during the day this year. On
both days they served finger food and
drinks for those who attended. The own-
ers brought in a lot of new items including
a new furniture line with amazing prices.
Other new and upgraded items include a
new candle line with Christmas scents, ac-
cessories and accent items for the home,
woven rugs made of jute that are envi-
ronmentally friendly as well as art pieces,
lamps, mirrors, insulated picnic baskets,
wine accessories, futons, and Bahamian
Christmas decorations.
Wood You will be getting in new types
of beds and juvenile furniture very soon.
Some of this furniture will be here in time
for Christmas. Customers should also note
that all unfinished furniture can be ordered
finished. However, if they buy unfinished
items from the store, they can purchase
the stain onsite. Mrs. Albury and her


husband just came back from a furniture
show in North Carolina where they learned
about computer-generated finishes which
are now available. These custom finishes
can be done in any form including photos
which will be placed under the finish cho-
sen.
Special thanks are extended to Janice
Pinder, who is vital to this company, and
Nelson Carroll for his dedicated service.
They both know the business very well and
have been described as the fuel that runs
the business. Persons are asked to check
out their facebook page where they now
have 500 followers.


Denton Gay offers
dance classes
By Samantha V. Evans
Denton Gay is a 20-year-old Bahamian
male who is from Abaco. He graduated
from Wesley College in 2009 and is cur-
rently a student of Palm Beach Atlantic
University in West Palm Beach, Florida,
where he is studying dance with a minor in
business administration. His career goal is
to become a professional dancer.
When he returned home for the holidays,
he offered a dance workshop at which he
taught ballet, modern jazz, hip hop and cho-

P/ease see Central Page 16


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'My fl,[lttw..a6,conians,.fewtjs and community partners:

it is 6otfi a pticil ge and'pleasure to ence again &inig you giretings at this most lessed'season of the year.

Let me 6egin .e'.Tressing my sinceregratitude aJd'appreciation to a afyou EA'o fiiae suptprtedmy efforts
your beialfij er tfie many years, anl'hia'e eencouraged'my famitv andime b. your generosity and'riyers.

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reography. He plans to offer these dance
clinics whenever he is on the island.
When he began, the first class was free.
When word started to spread, more per-
sons became interested. He also offers pri-
vate lessons. The classes are held next to
Nubian Styles on Queen Elizabeth Drive in
Marsh Harbour. Each session is now $10.
He can be contacted at 646-8618 or 367-
2196 for more information.


Santa has been busy already this holiday sea.
at Furniture Plus on December 3 for a short
ster, the son of Patricia Pinder, was very susf
in red as seen by the expression on his face.


Patti Limperes
Cultural Center Opens
By Samantha V. Evans
Garnell Stuart opened the Island Waves:
Patti Limperes Creative Community Cul-
tural Center on October 1st of this year in
honor of her mother, the late Patti Limp-
eres, who was a music teacher at Abaco
Central High School some time ago. Her
mother was a major influence on her life
and was the one who introduced her to mu-
sic at an early age. It is located on Queen
Elizabeth Drive next
to Nubian Styles.
Ms. Stuart is teach-
ing piano lessons and
has started a poetry
night, dance lessons,
voice lessons, art
classes and jam nights.
To date, the response
from the community
has been positive.
She has always
had a desire to bring
persons from the arts
together to create
unity. This center is
an opportunity for this
dream to be realized.
Too, she believes that
kids need an outlet
and the center plans
to provide them with
a positive outlet. This
will give them an op-
son. He appeared portunity to learn to
t time. One youn- play an instrument, to
vicious of the man sing or dance instead
of getting involved


with drugs and gangs. The piano classes
that she teaches are going well.
Denton Gay is now offering the dance
classes, but when he returns to college in
January 2012, she will need a new teacher.
Any interested persons can contact her at
475-5924. She is in need of a person to
give vocal training as well.
Her advice to youth is to not be afraid to
be who they are and to express their talent
in a positive way. They are encouraged to
use their skills and talents and to not worry
about what others have to say. They can
follow her on facebook at islandwavescul-
turalcenterbahamas.
Off Da Grill opens
in Murphy Town
By Samantha V. Evans
Off Da Grill opened in Murphy Town
about six months ago and since then it has


become the eatery of choice for many. The
restaurant specializes in grilled food items
including chicken, ribs, and pork chop
served with a variety of sides. It is open
on Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 12
noon until. It is located across from Betha-
ny Gospel Chapel and can be contacted by
calling 455-5766. This business is owned
and operated by Gerald and Nikki Swain.
AJ's Food Services
offers reduced prices
By Samantha V. Evans
This fall AJ's Food Services opened on
the grounds of Latter Rain Church in Dun-
das Town. The store was the dream of Pas-
tor Alex Archer, who wanted to help the
church family and community by provid-
ing them with quality items at low prices.
Please see Central Page 17


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Now that the store is open, Min. Brenda
Archer stated that they can minister to
those who patronize the business.
The Archers specialize in all items that
convenience stores carry including basic
food items, lunch items, cleaning sup-
plies, small selection of meats, drinks,
baby items, water, seasonings, toiletries
and much more. They plan to provide
wholesale food items soon as well. They
will be selling Christmas candy, ham, tur-


Pine Woods Nursery is well stocked for the ho
ing plants are attractively displayed and will
ration for this season. It also has a supply
trees.


key, nuts and other such items in time for
the holidays. The store is open Monday to
Thursday 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Fridays and
Saturday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. The phone
number is 367-2258.
Air conditioning
business reopens
By Samantha V. Evans
This air-conditioning company is not en-
tirely new to Abaco as it was here a few
years ago in the old Sawyer's Building
but closed when the company got a large
contract in Nassau.
This resulted in Fritz
Bootle, owner, having
a t o jto move to Nassau for
a year and a half. He
moved back to Abaco
about six months ago
at which time he re-
opened his company
in the Abaco Shopping
S Plaza. At TropiKool
he designs, installs,
.. services and sells air
conditioners. He sells
Trane, Carrier and
Goodman which can be
purchased in any size.
lidays. Its bloom- He can provide differ-
be a great deco- ent types of ducts.
of live Christmas Mr. Bootle stated


that maintenance of air conditioning units
is important to the life of the unit and can
reduce the electrical bills of clients. He
encourages persons to visit the store for
advice about how to care for their units.
He is are available for house calls. The
store is open Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to
5 p.m. He responds to emergencies seven
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opportunity for investment, or to build a private
beach getaway Close to Nippers. US$375,000.
Christopher.Albury@SothebysRealty.com


#5821 LOT ORCHID BAY LOT
CI0 This 14,574 sq.ft. lot is the
largest available cottage lot close to
all resort amenities. US$300,000.
Christopher.Albury@SothebysRealty.com


#SB2IORCHID BAY LOT C
10,303 sq. ft. lot just steps away
from the marina restaurant, pool,
and tennis court. US$299,900.
Christopher.Albury@SothebysRealty.com


Atlantic with all the amenities of Winding Bay with every imaginable
the Abaco Club. US$2,000,000. option included. US$1,800,000.
Bill.Albury@SothebysRealty.com Bill.Albury@SothebysRealty.com









#5235 THE ABACO CLUB LOT #5235A THE ABACO CLUB LOT
#30 Great dune elevation, 1.6 #32 Best priced beachfront
acres. Close to Buster's Beach Bar estate lot available. Over
& all amenities. US$1,300,000. 1.5 acres. US$1,100,000.
Bill.Albury@SothebysRealty.com Bill.Albury@SothebysRealty.com


GUANA CAY
#5987 Orchid Bay Lot I Best beach on the island. Largest beachfront lot in Orchid Bay, 1.55 acres,. US$2,700,000. Chris Albury
#6091 Orchid Bay Lot 2 145 ft of white sandy beach, incredible views from 30 ft dunes. 1.15 acres. Seller is very motivated. ChrisAlbury
#5889 Orchid Bay Lot 6 -135' of beach frontage on the Atlantic Ocean at gated resort community.. $1,675,000. Chris Albury
#5821 Orchid Bay Cottage Lot 8 10,303 sq.ft.lot just steps away from the marina restaurant, pool, and tennis court. Chris Albury
Orchid Bay Cottage Lot 10-This 14,574 sq.ft. lot is the largest available cottage lot close co all resort amenities. US$300,000. Chris Albury
Crawl Bight- 7.3 acre sea to sea estate. I bed I bath cottage off the grid. ChrisAlbury
#7125 Prince'sTrust Lot 75 ft of frontage, great elevation. $375,000. Chris Albury
#5237 Paradise Cove- Della Bay 7,533 sq.ft. naturally elevated lot with dock plans included. US$165,000. Kerry Sullivan
#5121 Lot 32/32a 90 ft on water over looking the Sea of Abaco $500,000.Jane Patterson
#5120 Lot 26 GreatValue 22.000 sq ft corner lot over looking the bay. $250,000.jane Patterson


MAINLAND
#4071 BAHAMA PALM SHORES Lot 43 Good residential area. $30,000. Bill Albury
#6088 BAHAMA PALM SHORES -Lot 29 Section I, Block F, Lot 29. Large lot.$62,000. Leslie Pinder
#4632 MARSH HARBOUR High Rocks waterfront lot.High elevation, views. $5991. Bill Albury
#7011 MARSH HARBOUR NEW LISTING High Rocks 2 acres. $1,250,000. Leslie Pinder
#7086 MARSH HARBOUR -Royal Harbour canal front lot 3 with dockage. $525,000. BillAlbury
#5899 82 ft. ofWaterfront Grape Tree Lot, North Abaco. 17,645 sf. US$ 100,000. Stan Sawyer
#5951 Waterfront at Calcutta Sea of Abaco Views. Boatyard nearby. $150,000. Kristi Wong
#5990 Fire Road NEW LISTING 13.6 acres. Road to bayside. $368,500. KristiWong
#6022 Baine's Property Little Harbour. 1/2 acre + with deeded dock. $195,000. Bill Albury
#7063 Turtle Rocks -18,000 sq.ft with beach access. Fantastic homesite. $65,000. Kristi Wong
#6085 REGATTAS #306 -Views of swimming pool & tennis courts.$325,000. Leslie Pinder
#6086 REGATTAS #401 -Mins from world class recreational boating facilities. $325,000. Leslie Pinder


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#5233 ST. CHARLES PLACE #5155 WATERFRONT HIDEAWAY Sea
SUNRISE BAY Stunning 4 bed 4 bath to sea, 150' dock & boat lift. Main house
home with direct beach access and with I 1/2 bed I 1/2 bath, guest quarters
private dock slip. US$2,200,000. with 2 bed 2 bath. US$1,795,000.
Bill.Albury@SothebysRealty.com Bill.Albury@SothebysRealty.com


ff6UIY IGGY MIGGY PROPERTY -
BUILDINGS ONLY 3 storefronts & 2
apartments centrally located. Great
income potential. US$1,450,000.
Bill.Albury@SothebysRealty.com


overlooking harbour. Deep water dock
& dock house. US$1,400,000.
Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com
Jane.Patterson@SothebysRealty.com


#2875 CANALFRONT 5 b e d 4 b a t
h plus office pristine 5 5 0 0 s q. fft
.family home with I 00' dock
with elec. & H20. US$1,699,000.
Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com










#4969 CANALFRONT HOME Fully
furnished 3b/ 3b on 2 lots with 180 ft.
on the canal. Fully serviced I 10 ft. dock.
Perfectly Priced at: US$1,275,000.
Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com


#5321 AVALON 3 bed, 2 bath 2,500
sq. ft. beachfront home with detached
garage. Beautiful & private court yard
& patios. Furnished. US$1,650,000.
Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com


#596215690 BLUEFIN 3b/2b
1,100 sq.ft,. with private dock
& detached garage. $880,000.
YELLOWFIN 3b/2b. 10,000 sq.f with dock.$ 1,250,000.
Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com


#5878 SEA SHELLS 3 bed 2 bath home
with exceptional privacy onWindward
Beach. Spectacular sunrise & beach views
from covered patio. US$998,500.
Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com


#5119 BAHAMA BEACH CLUB #2004
5 bed, 4 bath, Spacious luxurious
condominium of about 2,700 sq. ft.
is yours turn-key. US$ 1,195,000.
Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com


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#4989 WATERFRONT New
4b/3b home with dockage.
Gorgeous pool with sea views.
Guest Cottage. US$1,100,000.
Bill.Albury@SothebysRealty.com


#7026 CHATTERBOX PELICAN
SHORES -2 bed 2.5 bath. Panoramic
view of Fanny Bay. Cabana with
summer kitchen. $ 1,000,000.
Kristi.Wong@SothebysRealty.com


#6064 COCONUT COTTAGE C 3 bed
2.5 bath home. Speciality finishes abound
in a perfect setting. Boat slip with lift,
shared pool & grill area. US$949,995.
Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com


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#3877 RocK POINT LANDING 3 bed
3 bath situated at the entrances
to both Treasure Cay and also
Gun Powder Creek. $940,000.
Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com


#5448 PINEAPPLE POINT #5 Canal front
furnished 2b 2 b ground floor unit Pool, dock
slip with electrical & water storage.Vacation
home & for rental potential. US$ 695,000.
Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com


#5918 LEA-SING GREAT ABACO
CLUB 2,200 +/- sq.ft, 3 bed 4.5 bath
includes bonus boathouse room below.
Secure dockage with boat lift. $995,000.
Bill.Albury@SothebysRealty.com









#5989 MATTHEW'S POINT -
26 acre, 1,247 linear feet
of frontage a 10 minute drive
from Marsh Harbour. $600,000.
Kristi.Wong@SothebysRealty.com


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#6096 LOWE'S RETREAT 3b/3b &
2b/2b apartment. Over 3,000 sq. ft. total.
Swimming pool w/ large deck Standby
generator,utility room,tool shed.$950,000.
Leslie.Pinder@SothebysRealty.com


#2516 SEA VIEWS CROSSWINDS #5 118 BAHAMA BEACH CLUB 2008 -
Best price in neighbourhood, 2,800 3bed/2bath 2nd storeyfurnished Condowith
sq.ft. 4 bed/3 bath home. Large lot. fantastic views ofTreasure Cay beach & ocean.
Backup generator US$ 585,000. Great price. It won't last long. $530,000.
Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com


NEAR MARSH HARBOUR #5976 #6038 VILLA FARNIENTE Newly #3208 TURTLE'S NEST 2.7 acres with
TURTLE'S REST Canal front home w/ constructed 4 bed, 4.5 bath. 2 story pod 2 bed 2.5 bath 3 storey main home, 2
private dock in Leisure Lee, 3 beds, 2 bath home w/fantastic views.Total area of 5,605 bed 2 bath cottage, deep water dockage,
plus 2 lofts, furnished. US$695,000. s.f. on 28,750 sf lot. US$2,750,000. pool, high elevations. $2,350,000.
Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com


#5402 ATLANTIS 2207 CANAL
FRONT CONDOMINIUM Two storey
comfortable 2 bed 2 bath with dock and
garage. Pool. Great views. $450,000.
Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com




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#3208C TURTLE'S LANDING 2 Bed
2 Bath furnished cottage on protected
harbourfront. Like new. 100 foot
dock permit current. $877,500.
Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com


TREASURE CAY
#4803 MARINA ENTRANCE Choice canalfront Lot. $270,000. Stan Sawyer
#5601 OCEAN BLVD. Lot 82, Block 2. 10,560 sq. ft. $55,000. Stan Sawyer
#5402 ATLANTIS 2207 Two storey 2b/2b with deck, pool, & garage. $ 450,000. Stan Sawyer
#5114 BEACH TOWNHOUSE Steps to beach. End Unit. $349,000. Stan Sawyer
#5888 Lot 6 Block I98 Protected canal with great views. $242,500. Stan Sawyer
#5898 ROYAL PALM 2437 Canalfront with dock slip included. $540,000. Stan Sawyer
#3897 PAPI'S PALACE Beachfront new furnished 3b 2b 2 storey. $795,000. Stan Sawyer
BAHAMA BEACH CLUB Hot Deals. Luxurious resort amenities. Stan Sawyer


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SCHOONER BAY #5671
WATERFRONT LOT HARBeoR ISLAND 52fton harbour
facing Schooner BayVillage. Developer will design build
home. Enjoy a seaside gol cart community. $160,000.
lnfo.Bahamas@SothebysRealty.com


SOUTH ABACO #6087
SANor BEACH HiDEAwmas 4 bed 2 bath waterfront
home. 20 minute drive form Marsh Harbour Relax
on the large patio overlooking the beach. $750,000.
Leslie.Pinder@SothebysRealty.com


Member of

the Bahamas MLS


George Damianos Kerry Sullivan
Broker, Owner Broker
t 242.362.4211 t 242.366.0163


Laurie Schreiner Jane Patterson
Estate Agent Estate Agent
t 242.367.5046 t 242.366.0035


Stan Sawyer Bill Albury Chris Albury Kristi Wong Leslie Pinder
Estate Agent Estate Agent Estate Agent Estate Agent Estate Agent
t 242.577.0298 t 242.367.5046 t 242.367,5046 t 242.367.5046 t 242.367. 5046


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Police Crime Report


Stealing by Reason of Employment -
On November 29 a shop in Marsh Harbour
reported that while doing an audit, it was
discovered that two Rolex watches were
missing valued at $11,595 and $15,155.
Suspects arrested Police arrested a
resident of Murphy Town and a resident of
Dundas Town, both employees of the shop.
Both pleaded not guilty of the charge. They
were released on $6,000 bail with one
surety to re-appear before the Magistrate's
Court at a later date.
Housebreaking On November 29 a
resident of Elbow Cay was awakened by
his wife who heard a noise. He saw a male


running to the rear of his house.
On November 29 someone stole a Dell
laptop computer valued at $2800 and $70
from a wallet from a home that was broken
into. The police recovered the laptop.
Assault A Murphy Town woman re-
ported that her ex-boyfriend assaulted her
and threatened to choke her to death.
Shop breaking someone broke into a
school in Marsh harbour and stole a Dell
laptop computer valued at $600.
Shop breaking A school in Central
Abaco was broken into and an assortment
of food items was stolen.


Police receive new vehicles


By Canishka Alexander
The officers of the Fox Town Police Sta-
tion were the first to receive a brand new
jeep to patrol the Little Abaco community.
Supt. Noel Curry, officer in charge of Ab-
aco, travelled to Fox Town on November
22 to hand the vehicle over to Insp. Wilson
Delancy. Bishop Tyrone Mills was called
on to pray for the vehicle and the safety of
its occupants before officers took a ride in
the jeep.
Leslie McIntosh, Chairman for the Lit-
tle Abaco Town Committee, was accom-
panied by Committee members Jocelyn
McIntosh and Juanita Russell. He thanked
Supt. Curry for the donation of the vehicle
to Fox Town and said that it would greatly
assist the officers in their patrols.
The following day Supt. Curry met with
Sgt. Jeremy Henfield, officer in charge


of the Road Traffic Division; Officer
Knowles; and Bishop Clifford Henfield to
deliver a van. Bishop Henfield told the of-
ficers that he would first dedicate the van
to the Lord, then to the officers. He read
from Psalm 27, then ended with a prayer
for the officers who would be travelling in
the van on their patrols.
Supt. Curry's next stop was Sandy
Point. The officers there received a jeep
like that of Fox Town. He called on Sgt.
Robert Darville, Corp. Christopher Higgs
and Reserve Constable David Lightbourn
to check out the vehicle before Rev. Napo-
leon Roberts led them in prayer.
Supt. Curry said that the final vehicle
will be delivered to Green Turtle Cay. He
envisioned that the increase in vehicles
would assist the officers in responding to
emergencies in a shorter time.


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for before Insp. Wilson Delancy rode in it.

South Abaco Christmas Bird Count
Saturday, December 17 Meet at the Y at 7 am
All day trip Call 367-6310 for info




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SMr. Gary Sawyer,
.. along with Party Stalwarts, .
Members, & Supporters
Of the Progressive Liberal Party

in the Central & South Abaco
Constituency
Would like to wish Everyone a
Merry Christmas &
A Healthy & Prosperous
a New Year
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Candidate for Central & South Abaco


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Murphy Town Committee Nov. 21
By Mirella Santillo
Several important items were on the
agenda of the Murphy Town Committee
meeting that took place on November 21 at
the Burial Society. The main topics were
the discussion of the financial report, the
resolution of the issue with the soccer asso-
ciation, the construction of the Community


Center and the overseeing of miscellaneous
business.
Two representatives of the Abaco Foot-
ball Association, Jeffrey Victor, and a
player Max Thervil, were invited to ex-
plain their case as soon as the meeting
started. Chairman of the Committee De-
Shawn Simms explained that he had re-
ceived complaints from residents living
across from the Murphy Town Park about
the noise coming from the field on Sundays
when soccer games were going on, days
they wanted to enjoy quietly.


Mr. Victor mentioned that he had been
playing there for the past 15 years and
that only in the past two years did an is-
sue develop. The suggestion to have games
on Saturday was not agreeable as many
players work on that day. After the prom-
ise from Mr. Victor that there would not
be any more loud music, the Committee
agreed to allow soccer games on Sunday.
The Committee also agreed to share the
maintenance of the field with the Abaco
Football Association. The Committee will
take care of the surrounding areas and the
Abaco Football Association will maintain
the field.
Administrator Cephas Cooper went over
the budget which he said was self explana-
tory. He brought the attention of the Chair-
man to a small negative figure in October
regarding the South Side maintenance, but
there was a monthly saving generated by
the handling of the maintenance of the other
side streets.
Mr. Cooper suggested that the Commit-
tee start preparations for the up-coming
Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony sched-
uled for December 6 and see to the decora-
tion of the streets with lights.
Work has resumed on the construction
site of the Community Center. Chairman
Simms mentioned that he had someone
cleaning the overgrown weeds and getting
the ground ready to be filled. It was deter-
mined that the retaining wall for the foun-
dation should be higher so it was agreed to
contact a mason to add a row of blocks to
the existing wall. A plumber will be hired
to lay pipes before the foundation is filled.
The last issue discussed pertained to the
pot holes on the streets. The Committee
members agreed to purchase cold patch


from the hardware store and to ask the
Ministry of Works to oversee the work.
Central Abaco District Council Nov. 30
By Timothy Roberts
Abaco Central High School Parent
Teacher Association President Suluke In-
nocent made a presentation to the Central
Abaco District Council requesting finan-
cial assistance to complete repairs to ceil-
ing tiles in a number of classrooms at the
school that were damaged as a result of
Hurricane Irene.
Mr. Innocent said that several class-
rooms received major damage from Hur-
ricane Irene and the repairs have not been
carried out yet. He indicated they had
growing concerns for the health of the
children as some of the ceiling tiles were
showing signs of mold.
He said the PTA was able to use the
limited money the PTA had in order to
buy new ceiling tiles for a few classrooms;
however, more are needed. He said the
PTA is seeking assistance in purchasing
ceiling tiles to repair the remaining class-
rooms and asked if the Central Abaco
District Council could defray the cost for
some of the needed $900 for new ceiling
tiles. He has sent similar letters to some
of the Town Committees in Central Abaco
requesting $500 for assistance in repairs.
Mr. Innocent wanted to know who is re-
sponsible for the various issues that need
to be dealt with at the schools as he has
spoken with different persons to no avail.
He has tried to get an audience with new
District Education Officer and has not yet
been able to arrange a meeting with her.
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Local Government at Work


Local Gov. From Page 22
Chief Councillor George Cornish said
the Council has a limited budget to deal
with the maintenance and upkeep of
schools. The Council has already spent be-
yond their budget for the schools due to
the cleanup of debris around the schools in
the aftermath of Hurricane Irene. He said
that the damages were beyond the normal
upkeep and maintenance that the Council is
responsible for.
Councillor DeShawn Simms said when
he went to the school after Irene, the school
did not have an assessment of their damag-
es ready. Mr. Cornish said that the Council
will do what they can to assist them.
Councillor Faron Newbold asked about
conditions at the school. In the discussion it
was said that Abaco Central High has just
over 600 students and Central Abaco Pri-
mary School has over 800 students. The stu-
dent/teacher ratio is about 35:1. It was said
the standard is one teacher to 25 students.
Mr. Newbold said government is pump-
ing thousands of dollars into a system that
is failing and not addressing the right is-
sues. "It's a disgrace the way education is
being handled here."


Administrator Cephas Cooper revealed
that four additional persons have been
hired at the Ministry of Works and that
there has been a noticeable improvement
in the patching of roads.
The Council revised and ratified ap-
pointments to some Statutory Boards as it
has been found that a number of persons
were either unable to continue or were not
showing up. Byron Swain from Murphy
Town was appointed to the Town Planning
Board. Terrell Swain, Brandon Thompson,
Ian Carroll and Timothy 0. Roberts were
appointed to the Port Authority. Ruth Pin-
der was appointed as Chairman of the Ho-
tel Licensing Board with Lynette Dean ap-
pointed as a member. Karen Antonio was
appointed to the Road Traffic Board.
The Council reviewed a proposal for
sailboat storage at Snake Cay proposed
by a Scotsman and a local Abaconian. A
Councillor said they did not want to see
prime Crown land used for a project like
that. Abaco already has several sailboat
storage areas, and it is an area that has
been set aside for beaching and picnicking
for Spring City residents. It also serves as

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Sales Team of
Ed Newell- Broker
Cindy Newell Sales Agent
James Moir- Nassau Office
TREASURE CAY
Houses
"Camelot" # 1234- Beachfront Estate. New custom
designed 4 bed, 4 bath, elegantly furnished Ocean Blvd home,
plus 2 bed, 1 bath guest house. Total 7,793 s/f under roof on 1.5
acres with 150' beach frontage, Beachside pool. $ 8,049,000.
"Girasole # 1551- Delightful 4 bed, 4.5 bath elevated
Italian villa style beach home, plus 2 bed, 2 bath separate
guest accommodations. Elegantly furnished, many
upgrades/extras. 45,000 s/f landscaped grounds, 100' +
beach frontage. $4,450,000.
"Summertime" # 1550 Ocean Blvd. Superb 3 bed, 2
bath beach home plus 2 bed, 2 bath guest house. 3,600 s/f
under air plus 4,100 s/f open & covered patios. Tastefully
furnished. 1.37 acres, 133'beach frontage. $3,995,000.
Brigantine Bay Canal Home # 1589 Newly built 4 bed,
4 bathunfurnished home. 3,150 s/f under air, 4,850 s/f
total. Many extras. 15,306 s/f parcel, 91' canal frontage,
lay-along & finger docks, boat lift. $2,995,000.
"Turtle View" # 1778 3 bed, 2 bath, 4,088 sq. ft.
elegantly furnished home on landscaped 14,000 s/f parcel
with 68' frontage on Treasure Cay Beach $2,559,000.
Package Price option to include GalleonBay bulkheaded
canal lot with dock & garage. $2,774,000.
"Tranquility" # 1307 4 bed, 5 bath, tastefully furnished
2 level canal home on 2 lots. 3,580 s/f underroof, plus
decks/balconies. 90' canal frontage, dock, boat lift, Great
water views, excellent condition. $2,200,000.
Cutwater Way Canal Home #1524 3 bed, 3 bath,
3,600 s/f home onBrigantine Bay. Newly built in2008,
elegantly furnished, many upgraded features. 144'
bulkhead, 70' dock, boat lift. $1,995,000.
"Turquoise" #1696 OceanBlvd 3 bed, 2.5 bath, 2,127 s/f
furnished beach home on oversized 1.561 acre parcel with
170' of sandy Treasure Cay Beach frontage. $1,899,000.
"Trident House" #317 3 Bed3.5 Bathsfurnished
beachfront home on Tre- %*Vy Beach. 3,500 s/f
living space, 2 gan0g l6,000 s/f parcel with 100'
sandy beachfrontage. Fabulous Sea Views $1,850,000.
"WindwardPalms" # 1454 Splendid 3 bed, 2 bath
furnished Windward Be 2,500 s/f under roof
plus 1,600 s/f pats ks on 16,000 s/f landscaped
parcel with 100' sany beach. Meticulously maintained,
Many extras, superior seaviews. $1,500,000.

"Kokomo", BrigantineBay #1509 Charming 3 bed, 3
bath, 2 level, 3,000 s/f tastefully furnished canal home.
Recently renovated and upgraded. 10,915 s/f parcel
with 102' canal frontage, pool, spa, dock & boat lift.
3,000 s/fbalcony, pool & patio decks. $1,399,000.

"Seascape", WindwardBeach # 1469 3 bed, 2 bath
2,050 s/ffurnished beachhome on spacious 26,125 s/f
parcel with 120' sandy beach. $1,379,000.
"Rising Sun" # 1780 WindeyM Beach, 3 bed, 2.5 bath
2,118 s/f furnished hoW*'*st5,25 s/f parcel with 150' of
sandy beach frontge. Superb sea views! $1,310,000.
"Helen's Point" # 1791 4 bedroom, 3 bath, approx.
1,800 sq. ft. tastefully furnished home on 27,908 s/f Sea
of Abaco waterfront parcel with 153' of bulkheaded
seawall & dock. $1,308,000.
"Harbour's Edge" -# 20Q 3 bed, 3 bath furnished
HarbourfrontHomes La- panoramic harbour views,
3,033 s/f und 0'. 1 ,10 s/f landscaped parcel, 90' deep
waterfrontagr $995,000.
"Dolphin Watch "-Galleon Buq -# 1534 3 bed, 3.5
bath furnished home (inuc'tWg2 bed, 2 bath guest
cottage). Total 2,jOtspving space. 18,000 s/f parcel,
74' bulkheaded canal frontage with dock $949,000.
Palm Bay Harbourfiont Townhouse # 2 #1071 -
Newly constructed, furnished 3 bed, 3.5 bath, 2 level,
2,077 s/f home. Superior quality major appliances.
Exceptional water views. Owner Financing $899,000.
"Laguna"Delightful Canal Home # 1875 3 bed, 2
bath, turn-key furnished 1,550 s/f Brigantine Bay home
with dock, 16,000 lb boat lift, van, golf cart. $669,000.


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"Carrollville" #1352 -Near Tre are Cay -3 bed, 2 bath,
2,100 s/f hilltop home on,& fsirom highway to Sea.
165'water frontageuacular sea views. $595,000.
Treasure House # 2 #1777 2 bed, 2 bath topsider
style 1,000 s/f furnished beachside villa. Exceptional
elevated Sea & Treasure Cay Beach views. Just a few
steps to beach & pool. $569,000.
Treasure House # 11 # 1592 Delightful 2 bed, 2 bath
comfortably furnished 1,000 s/f Topsider style
beachside villa Community pool, well maintained villa.
Exceptional sea &beachviews. $549,995.
Treasure House # 4 # 1582 Charming 2 bed, 2 bath
fully renovated & tastefully furnished 1,000 s/f Topsider
style beachside villa. Many upgrades. Comnumity pool,
well maintained beachfront complex. $499,950.
Ocean Villa 916- #1737- 2 bdjj bath "turn-key" 900 s/f
furnished villa. UnobstructeWdeCvews, Close to beach. Good
vacationrentalpotoeP $429,995.
#1898 "Starfish Cottage" Be Villa503A &B 2
adjoining, self containVlbt4d, Ibathfurnishedvillas
near beach. Great eMtal Income Potential $369,000.
#1921 3 Marlin Dr. 3 bed, 3 bath, 1,276 s/f furnished
home nearbeach on 12,800 s/f parcel $399,000.
"ToadHall" # 1373 5 bed/4 bath, 4,000 s/f, 2 level
Ocean Blvd. furnished oceanview home includes 1
bed/I bath apartment on 12,000 s/f parcel. Private
beachaccess. $399,000.
Treasure House # 8 #1697 Beachside 2 bed, 2 bath,
1,000 s/f furnished Topsider villa. Community pool,
great sea views. $399,000.
Beach Villa # 605 # 1635 -1 bed, 2 bath well
maintained & elegantly furnished "turn-key" villa.
Washer/dryer. Many extras & upgrades. Canbe
modified for 2nd bedroom. Close to beach. $375,000.
Beach Villa 673-#1847,2 bed, 2 bath furnished 1,000 s/f,
Near pool/beach, refurbished, well maintained.$359,000.
Beach Wdlas# 526-# 1851 Chaning 2 bed, 2 bath
furnished villa near beach, pool & shopping $299,950.
Beach Villa 607- # 1982 2 bed, 2 bath, 900 s/f
furnished villa near beach, pool, shops & marina
$279,000.
St. Andrews Estates # D1 i$4 2,387 s/f 3 bed, 2 bath
furnished home on 13, 00 s/f parcel adjacent to golf
course. MOTIVATED SELLERI $229,000.
Beach Villa 527-#18521 C ng 2 bed, 2 bath
furnished, near p Mt.% shopping $199,000.
Condos
Royal Poinciana Beachfront Condo # 2505-Phase 4
# 716) Premier 3 level, 3 bed, 4.5 bath, plus loft newly
built condo. 2,860 s/f under roof, 644 s/f covered/open
balconies/porches.
OWNER FINANCING AVAILABLE! $1,995,000,
Bahama Beach Club 2047- # 1468 3 bed, 3 bath,
ground level Phase 5 unit, 1,750 s/f living space condo,
close to beach, tastefully furnished, numerous upgrades
& enhancements. Superb seaviews. $887,000.
Bahama Beach Club 2020 # t 3 bed, 2 bath,
1,650 s/f 2nd level beaVr dcondo, Stunningly
furnished, elegant orated. Superior beach & ocean
views. $872,000.
Carleton Landing Carriage House # 1 # 1621- 3
bed, 3 bath, 1,755 s/f ground level furnished condo on
Brigantine Bay. New construction. Includes community
pool, finger dock/private slip, 2 garages. $855,000.
Bahama Beach Club # 2005- # 1370- 3 bed, 2 bath
ground level 1,645 s/f comfortably furnished condo.
Awesome sea views from most rooms Overlooks beach
and pool. Great vacation residence. $822,000.
Carleton Landing Carriage House #2 & 4- # 1620- 3
bed, 3 bath, 1,755 s/f unfurnished 2nd level condos on
Brigantine Bay. New construction. Community pool,
finger dock/private slip, 2 garages. EACH $799,000.


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Pineapple Point Resort, Unit 3 #1700 -Newly built,
tastefully furnished 2 bed, 2 bath, 1,100 s/f ground level luxury
waterfront condo. Private deep water dock, Fantastic water views,
community pool. $749,000.

Carleton Landing Carriage IMuse # 3 # 1984- 3 bed, 3
bath, 1,755 s/f unfurmislha ,Yild level condo on
Brigantine Bay. NA instruction. Conunnity pool,
finger dock/private slip, 2 garages. NOW $639,000.
Bahama Beach Club 2029- #755 3 bed, 2 bath ground
level furnished condo, '%~f. Golf cart & garage
included. Lowest priced'condo at BBC. $549,000.

Royal Palm Condo # 2424 # 1399 3 bed, 3 bath,
(including loft) 2nd level, 1,264 s/f furnished condo
overlooking harbour. Well maintained, near beach,
excellent rental income potential. $549,000.

Royal Palm Condo # 2420 # 1546 3 bed, 3 bath,
(including loft) 2nd level, 1,264 s/f furnished condo. Great
harbour & marina views. Well maintained, near beach,
excellent rental income potential. $549,000.
RoyalPalm # 2435- # 1881 3 bed, 3 bath 2nd level
turn-key furnished 1,264 s/f harbourfront condo. Well
maintained end unit. Sensational marina views $549,000.
Bahama Beach Club #2035- # 1981 -3 bed, 2 bath, 1,650
s/f furnished ground level condo. Overlooks pool & beach.
Best Priced Condo at Bahama Beach Club $529,000.
RoyalPoinciana # 2511 # 1 Deluxe 2 bed, 2 bath
ground level fumished ,$ s7f beachfront condo. Well
maintained. Greatleiviews, excellent rental income
potential. $499,000.
RoyalPalm #2403 3 Bed, 2.5 Bath, 2nd level, 1,264 s/f
turn-key furnished harbourfront condo. Totally renovated
& refurbished in 2008. Many upgrades, well maintained,
owner occupied. Fantastic marinaviews. $499,000.
Sanddollar Condo #3 ij9 2 bed, 2bath, 1,000 s/f
ground level fun t, Sensational sea views,
community p olf course nearby $499,000.

SandDollar Condo # 7- #1456 2bed, 2 bath, 1,000 s/f
ground level furnished beachfront condo. Well maintained,
superb sea views, community pool. Best Value! $405,000.
Atlantis Condo 2109- # 19 9 -key, 2 bedroom, 2 bath,
1,000 s/f ground level f '& it. Well maintained, overlooks
Brigantine Bay, in e private dock & boat slip. $349,000.

RoyalPalm #f2306 # 1941 2bath 950 s/f
furnished ground leve 6fobtoverlooking harbour &
marina. Include s slip & storage unit. Beach nearby.
$299,000.
RoyalPalm #2311 # 1573 2 bed, 2 bath 950 s/f
furnished ground level condo overlooking harbour &
marina. Well maintain Qrer occupied (not a rental
unit). Includes boat slip & storage unit. $299,000.
Atlantis Condo 2117-# lAn-key, 2 bedroom, 2 bath,
875 s/f ground leveljpkSe unit. Well maintained, overlooks
Brigantine Bay, irues private dock & boat slip. $295,000.

RoyalPalm # 2304 # 1472 2 bed, 2 bath, 950 s/f
furnished ground floorQ04.ondo overlooking marina.
Includes boat slip. RenIal history. $279,000.
Mariner's Cove Condominiums:
# 1181- 4 bedroom, 3 bath, 2 level, 1,650 s/f furnished harbour
front condo. tastefully refurbished. $599,000.
#985 2 bed, 2 bath, 2 level harbour front end unit,
Refurbished in 2000 $249,950.
# 655-2 bed, 1 bath condo with marina view $249,000.
#959 -2bed, 1 bathfurnmished 2 level condo
overlooking marina, includes garage $199,000.
#1942 1 bed, bath, 450 s/f, 2nd level furnished
unit overlooking community pool. $199,000.
#1805 2 bed, 1.5 bath, 800 s/f,2 level harbourside condo,
tastefully furnished/decorated, well maintained. $189,000.


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TREASURE CAY Vacant Land
Treasure Cay Beach Parcels
Ocean Blvd. Lot 90, Block2 #1992 Unusually
large beachfront lot with l140,sandy beach
frontage. Ideal for ne. Sensational sea views!
All utilities ava e. $1,499,000.
Ocean Blvd. Beach Parcel #1842 Exceptionally
oversized 1.26 acre beachlot, 165' beachfrontage. All
utilities available. $1,499,000.
Beach & CanalLot Package #941- Windward Beach
lot of 17,542 s/f with 100' of beach frontage on Sea of
Abaco, PLUS Galleon Bay lot of 17,955 s/f with
approx. 76' of sea-walled canal frontage. $1,446,000.
Superb Beachfront Parcel # 1362 Treasure Cay
Blvd. Level & clearedbeachlot, 12,600 s/f, 90'
fabulous sandy beach frontage. Breath-taking sea
views. $1,275,000.
BeachfrontParcel- Ocean Blvd # 876 1.5acres
with 100'of beachfron in' spectacular Treasure
Cay Beach. All available Gorgeous beach &
seaviews. $1,195,000.
WindwardBeach -Beach Parcel #1470 23,151 s/f
parcel with 101' of stone wall & sandy beachon Sea of
Abaco. All utilities available. $843,000.
Treasure Cay Area Development Parcel
SandBanks CreekAcreage -# 24 acres at
Treasure Cay entrance, AlS frontage, 1,060'
road frontage, goo lvattions. Ideal for commercial
development $995,000.

Treasure Cay Canal Parcels
BrigantineBay- # 1662 Two adjoining single
family residential lots, 13,602 s/f total with combined
144' of sea-walled frontage. All utilities available.
Superb water views. $785,000.
BrigantineBay # 1559 16,108 s/flevel, cleared
parcel with 164' of bulk headed & protected water
frontage. Dock & dolphin pilings installed. $599,000.
WindwardBeach Drive-Beach Parcel # 1693 -
Oversized 17,000 s/f parcel with 100' powder sand
beach frontage & 2 tier seawall. All utilities available.
Suberb sea views. $599,000.
Treasure Cay Harbourfront Lot #1804 13,678 s/f
landscaped parcel, 153' ofbulkheaded seawall,140' of
lay-along docks, garage, water& electricity $499,000.
Galleon Bay #1441 28,072 s/f cleared parcel, 64' of
bulkhead with dock & dock house. $498,500.
BrigantineBay # 1598 Cleared lots 1 & 2A, 19,300
s/f 130' bulkheaded frontage, new dock. $495,000.
Galleon Bay # 422 Prime 10,295 s/f cleared canal lot,
88'+ protected canal frontage. Sea-walled, plus dock &
davit pilings. All utilities available. $350,000.
Galleon Bay # 1473 Approx. 10,000 s/f canal
parcel,100'+ of sea-walled protected water frontage.
utilities available. Easy access to sea. $349,950.
BrigantineBay # 1173 & 1174 2 adjacent deep water
canal parcels, each 11,200 s/f, 80'bulk head, 140'
depth. Cleared, utilities available. EACH $299,950.
BrigantineBay # 1494 18,807 s/f cleared parcel
120' deep water bulk-headed frontage. $270,000.
BrigantineBay # 1622-1632 A selection of 11
adjoining level & cleared canal lots ranging in size
from 11,673 s/f to 19,068 s/f with deep water canal
frontages from 74' to 173'. All lots withbulkheaded
sea walls installed. All utilities available. Great water
views along sheltered Brigantine Bay. Listing # 1632
also includes 2 finger docks installed.
From $266,000. to $753,000.
Brigantine Canal #197 10 ,300 s/f parcel, 123' sea
walled frontage, llt es available, Sea of Abaco
views. -" $199,000.


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Treasure Cay Inland Parcels

Muti-family ResidentialLot F4 21,826 s/f parcel
zoned"multi-family" n suree Cay Beach. Close to
shops, restaurants, et. eal for guest villas. $499,001.
Treasure Cay Drive Inland Lot- # 1692 Prime
residential lot # 3 less than 200' from Treasure Cay
Beach. All utilities available. 10,000 s/f $77,850.
Treasure Cay Sea Views Lots 10 & 11. #1908 2
adjoining inland lots on Windward BeachDrive. Total
Z1,600 s/f. All utilities available. EACH $74,995.
Treasure Cay InlandLot # I Lock 194 #1954 -
0,980 s/f cleared & 1y ready for building, all
utilities available tg{antine Bay Views. $69.000.
GUANA CAY
"Ridge Runner" # 1185- 6 bed, 4 bath, 3,100 s/f
furnished home-main house, separate master suite, guest
cottage, pool & dock. 1.74 elevated acres, 330' shoreline.
Superb panoramic water views. $2,390,000.
OrchidBay- Beachfront Parcel 25 #1530 1.173 acre
Atlantic Ocean lot, 130' sandy beach frontage. Excellent
elevations, spectacular ocean views, OrchidBay
amenities include utilities, marina, restaurant, pool,
tennis courts, beachpavillion, paved roads. $1,499,000.
"Summer Dreams" # 1814Furnished 3 bed, 2.5
bath, 2.5 storey oceai .s me on 7,408 s/f parcel.
2,000 s/f under ai'f,%o s/f covered porches. Dock
slip included. MOTIVATED SELLER! $595,000.
"Secret Beach "# 1267/1268 Ocean Front Elevated
Parcels 9A (19,190 s/f) ere6,144 s/f) lots, each
with 100' +/- of Atl ?cean rocky shoreline & sand
beach frontage. Prime building sites. EACH $199,000.
Ocean Ridge Estates # 594 -7 ocean & sea view
residential lots from 7,686 sq. ft. to 16,740 sq. ft.
Underground electrical infrastructure in place, dockage
available in Boat Harbour, ocean & sea common
community areas. Lots from $155,500.
BAHAMA PALM SHORES
Beach Front Parcel # 714 45,343 s/f parcel, 100'
ocean beach frontage. Electricity available. Ideal site
for permanent residence or vacation home. $325,000.
Inland Lot Near Beac&!JD176 Large 21,450 s/f
level lot on main stwdec tricity & telephone
available. $49,500.
InlandLots 17 & 18, Blk. 4 # 1868 2 adjoining lots of
10,000 s/f each. Short walk to beach. Each at $27,500.
InlandLots 11 & 12- #1661 2 adjoining lots, 9,600 s/f
eachin Sect.4. Short walk to Atlantic beach. Electricity
available. Each $24,600.
CASUARINA POINT
"Casuarina Cottage" # 1866 2 bed, 1 bath, 816 s/f
semi-furnished cottage on 14,000 s/f lot with 127' of
canal frontage with boat ramp. $175,000.
TURTLE ROCKS
"Coco Beach" #1676 Newly built 3 bed, 3 bath, 3
level fully furnished beachfront home, 1,700 s/f under
air, 1,290 s/f openpatios. 0.93 acre parcel with 101'
sandy beachfront, plus dock and boat lift. Sensational
sea viewsfromvirtually every room. $999,000.
"Turtle'sRock" 1833 2 bed, 2.5 bath elevated
furnishedbeach home, 1,100 s/f under air, 1,866 s/f
under roof, open decks,0.94 acres, 90' beach. $875,000.
Beach Home 1532 3 bed, 3.5 bath elevated 2 level
semi furnished home on 0.89 acres, 93' sandy beach
frontage. Panoramic sea views. $799,990.
Beach Lot # 1815 0.94 Acre beachparcel with 120' of
Sea of Abaco sandy beach frontage. Electricity &
telephone available, great water views. $225,000.


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Blackwood Waterfront Parcel # 1521 38,514 s/f
parcel,167' of deep water Sea of Abaco frontage and
highway frontage. Topography well suited for a marina
site. Utilities available $98,500.
Boiling Hole Lot 18 # 1827 Sea of Abaco waterfront
lot, 17,472 sq. ft. with 100' hard rock shoreline &
magnificent sea views. All utilities available. $79,000.
GREEN TURTLE CA Y
Lot "A"- The Bluff# 1910 15,600 s/f Sea of Abaco
waterfront lot, 89' hard rock shoreline, 30' elevations,
Near Bluff House, great sea views $491,000.
GREAT CISTERN CA Y
#1787- "Rivendell" Rusti lA'bath, 1,284 s/f.
furnished beach cottagqo ulding lots total 41,800
s/f 236' sandy ntage & 2 garages. $599,000.
MARSHHARBOUR
Pelican Shores Harbourfront Home # 1563 5 bed,
4.5 bath, 5,600 sq. ft. tastefully furnished home with
pool & dock. Well maintained, superior quality
construction, many extras. 1 acre+/- landscaped, 115'
water frontage. $3,495,000.
"Sea View" GreatAbaco Club # 1203 3 bed, 2.5
bath, 1,880 s/f furnished sea view home, plus 280 s/f of
open deck on 4,918 s/f parcel. Well maintained, gated
community, great rental income potential. Includes
private deep water dock. $699,000.
Commercial Bldg. #1792 6,000 s/f retail & warehouse
bldgs on 20,000 s/f parcel in heart of town.
4 tenants, monthly rental income. $499,000.
Regattas ofAbaco # 1853 2 bed, 2 bath, 825 s/f
2nd level "tuin rnished condo near to beach,
shops, marina, etc. $184,900.
LEISURE LEE
# 1846 "Yellowbird" 2 bed, 2 bath, turn-key
furnished elevnied canalfro iia6 1,900 s/f under roof.
80' lay-along dock, pl0 slip, ramp & lift.
OWNER FINANCING AVAILABLE $550,000.
Canalfront Home #1865 2 bed, 2 bath furnished home,
recently built in 2003. 11,378 s/f parcel, 120' bulk-headed
canal frontage, 78' lay-along dock. $549,000.
Waterfront House (Under Construction) # 1374 -
18,600 s/f sea front parcel, 108' deep water frontage,
plus 50' long boat slip. 3 bed, 3.5 bath, 2,284 s/f home
under construction. Great sea views. $489,000.
Residential Parcels

# 1845 11,531 s/f canal lot, 100' canal frontage, boat
slip, dock, ramp, 12,0001b boat lift, electrical power &
water. Accommodates up to 80' boat. $275,000.
# 602 -Large 15,344 s/f cleared & level lot with 197' of
fully seawalled, protected canal frontage. Water
installed, otherutilities available. $269,000.
# 704 10,400 s/f elevated canal lot w/104' deep water
canal frontage. Sea views, walk to beach. $239,500.
# 1080 -12,100 s/f canal parcel with 110' seawalled
canal frontage. Boat davits installed. Reduced $197,500.
# 1593 10,590 s/f canal lotwith 120' ofbulkheaded
seawall installed. All utilities available. $199,000.
# 1844 2 adjoining deep water, sheltered canal lots,
9,900 s/f each, 50' x 50' srjledgedboat slip, 150'
lay-along docks eac beach.
EACH REDUCED TO $149,000.
# 811- 10,400 s/f seaview corner lot with 194' of road
frontage. Walk to beach. All utilities available. $89,950.
#1902 Leisure Lee InlandLot# 170 Sea view parcel
with 13,459 s/f- NearBeachREDUCED TO $75,000.
Ocean ViewLot# 168- # 1854 9,680 s/f lot close to
beach. All utilities available. $60,000.


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Local Gov. From Page 23
a prime area for bone fishing. The project
was denied approval.
The Council reviewed a letter by an
American businessman who wants to es-
tablish a multi-species meat processing
plant in Abaco. He is expecting to part-
ner with Porky's (a farm in Nassau) and is
asking for various concessions. According
to the letter he is seeking to process beef,
pork and lamb initially with future expan-
sions planned.
The Council members all felt the idea
had merit and believe that processing and
manufacturing is needed on Abaco. The
Council moved to endorse the project.
Horizon Academy, a school for troubled
and at risk youth, submitted an application
requesting 50 acres of land Crown Land
on the Ernest Dean Highway for a school
building to be built. The school, managed
by Simmone Bowe-Mullings will be built


with the help of parents and private do-
nors. The Council decided they would rec-
ommend five acres and that it be stipulated
that it is only for school use.
A letter from Abaco District Education
office was read indicating that Abaco's test
results places Abaco students near the top
in the nation. The District Superintendent
is expecting to have an awards ceremony to
reward the highest achieving students and
requested that local government assist with
the purchase of prizes for the students. The
Council agreed to give $100 to assist.
Mr. Cornish noted that a resident had
brought to his attention a matter concern-
ing a person seeking to be buried. It was
his understanding that the lower grave
site (across from the Port in Marsh Har-
bour, aka Coffey Graveyard, was charging
$1400 for someone to be buried there. He
wanted to know who owns the graveyards
- both upper and lower.
Councillor Yvonne Key and Chairman
of the Marsh Harbour Town Committee,
indicated that the graveyards were given to
the town people. She said a Weatherford
left the land for the graveyard behind Me-


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morial Place to Marsh Harbour and a Ben-
jamin Archer established the other grave-
yard, leaving it to his descendants. She
told Mr. Cornish that these graveyards are
privately owned and that the system ought
to be left as it is. Mr. Cornish will respond
when he has the information on ownership
from Nassau.
Marsh Harbour Town Comm. Dec. 1
By Timothy Roberts
Members of the Marsh Harbour Town
Committee expressed differing views con-
cerning the controversial fencing of the
Pascoe property on the north shore of Peli-
can Shore. The strip of land that is fenced
to the sea is the access for Bahamians and
visitors to Mermaid Reef.
The discussion ensued after the reading
of a letter from Alexiou Knowles and Co.,
the law firm representing the new owners
of the property. The letter stated that the
property is privately owned and has been
for decades.
The letter further said that during the
time Mr. Pascoe owned the land, he grant-
ed permission for access to the beach area
on his property. The new owner would like
to be a good neighbor and has therefore
made arrangements with Friends of the En-
vironment to provide access to the area. It
stated that they will provide access upon
request for tourists who would like to use
the area to access Mermaid Reef.
While some members felt that the owner
is within his rights to restrict access as a
property owner, others felt that he was
deceptive a not trying to be a part of the
community as initially his lawyer assured
them that he would allow for a three-foot
access path
The Committee members spoke of the


issue pertaining to the conch stand lo-
cated between Harbour View Marina and
Mangoes Restaurant. The conch stand is
on a dock above rocks on the edge of the
harbour and has operated there for many
years. The owner of the property is seek-
ing to have him moved from the location.
Administrator Cephas Cooper is request-
ing documents from the owner to ascertain
the legal rights of both parties. The conch
vendor has already been told by the Police
he cannot continue to operate at the site.
Committee members agreed that some-
thing should be done to make sure that the
conch vendor does not go out of business
but finds a suitable location to be able to
continue. They also feel that the owner
and the vendor should work out their dif-
ferences on their own in an equitable way.
Committee Chairman Yvonne Key said
she is still trying to get the road pushed
from the old Marsh Harbour ballpark to
the Port Road. She has offered to ensure
there is an escort and reiterated that no oc-
cupied houses would be knocked down.
The Spring City members are still hav-
ing difficulty in moving a resident from the
government community building in Spring
City where he has a liquor store set up and
is allegedly not paying any rent. Mr. Coo-
per agreed to arrange a meeting between
the resident and the Spring City Committee
members to seek a resolution to the matter.
Mr. Cooper indicated that there has
been a productive meeting with Mr. Roy
Newbold concerning the road from Steed
Bonnet Drive to Calcutta and there appears
to be a willingness to cooperate. Various
options were discussed and an alternative

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Elbow Cay's dune road faces closure


By Timothy Roberts
Residents who live and work on the
southern end of Elbow Cay are facing a
dangerous situation that threatens to cut
them off from the main settlement of Hope
Town on the northern end of the island as
their only road access is eroding away.
The only road giving access from the
south end of the island to the north was
compromised by the heavy storm surge
and waves that came with Hurricane Irene
in late August, washing away and displac-
ing tons of sand from the approximately 40
foot high dune road.
Since then Abaco has experienced ex-
cessive amount of rain and high winds
from intense high pressure systems. Don
Cash, Hope Town District Council mem-


ber and a resident of Hope Town, said,
"Every time it rains, or we have a heavy
wind or waves, we are losing more and
more of this road. We barely have six or
seven feet now and it's eroding away more
and more all the time."
Wooden pallets line the eastern side of
the road, where the erosion is taking place,
in order to prevent drivers from getting to
close to the edge. Pieces of tarred road can
be seen fallen down the steep incline.
The remaining road measures between
four feet and almost seven feet in areas
and drivers have to use the available land
on private property on the western side of
the road in order to make it through. Pres-
ently, larger vehicles such as the garbage


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are on the road. The right wheels are on private property. This road is the only access that
the south part of the island has with Hope Town. The Hope Town District Council is ask-
ing central government to rebuild the dune in a manner that will be a long-term solution.


truck are having difficulty getting through.
Mr. Cash said he is appealing to cen-
tral government to come through with the
emergency funds necessary to begin re-
pairing the dune road quickly. "If we don't
get emergency funds now, we are going to
have to close this road down, and it's go-
ing to be a major problem," he said. They
are growing more concerned daily that an
accident will occur. But they will do what
is necessary to prevent one from happen-
ing.
He said to close the road would cut off
two major resorts on the south end of the
island. It would also cut off the garbage
truck from getting through and all second


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The economic difficulties would be dev-
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would be challenged with supplies and
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The funeral service for Donald Darley
Russell, 86, previously of Man-O-War,
who died at the Princess Margaret Hospi-
tal on December 1, was held in Nassau on
December 7.
Bro. Perry
Wallace and
Bro. Tom
Roberts offi-
ciated. Inter-
ment was in
Nassau.
Donald
Darley Rus- Donald Russell
sell was born
in Normans Castle, Abaco, in 1925 to
Darley and Lovina Russell. He was prede-
ceased by his wife, Corene Mary Russell,
and a son, Jack Russell.
He is survived by sons Donnie and Tony
Russell; daughters Ann Higgs and Joan
Highley; grandsons Sean, Aaron, Chris-
topher, Rodney, Nichlos, Wayne, Scott
and Daniel Russell, Don and Jason Harris;
granddaughters Beth, Laura and Valerie
Russell, Erica, Deborah and Donna High-
ley, great-grandchildren Daniel, Thomas,
Rowan, Calvin and Caleb; great-grand-
daughters Isabella, Shiloh and Taylor;
daughters-in-law Regina, Julie and Kim
Russell; sons-in-law Eugene Higgs and
Ernest Highley; sisters Maggie Sweeting
and Nettie Davis; granddaughters-in-law
Erica Harris, Sealey and Miranda Russell
and Jennifer Kirkham; grandsons-in-law
Bryan and Matthew Davis; brothers-in-law
Robert Sweeting and Garth Davis; sisters-
in-law Beryl Sands and Sylvia Pearce; nu-
merous nieces; nephews; and many other
relatives and friends.


The funeral service for Nacilien Loud,
50, of Marsh Harbour, who died at the
Princess
Margaret
Hospital on
November
8, was held L a
at on No- 7
vember 26 at
Internation-
al Gospel
Mission in
Marsh Har- Lacilien Loud
bour. Pastor Raynald Olibruce officiated
assisted by other ministers. Interment was
in the public cemetery in Marsh Harbour.
He is survived by his mother Charitable
St Luc; wife Lavita Mere Louis; daugh-
ters Yvonne Sido, Wislet Joseph, Nathalie
Louis, Eline Louis and Dianna Louis; sons
Bernard, Kesny, Rubens, Yonel, Nadly
and Exechiel Louis; brothers Nesly, Es-
tande, Vilner, Charleherad and Yliore
Louis; nieces Ireka Carey, Chana, Mesilia
and Roziette Cius, Vilia Louis, Clodine
Louis, Rosney Louis, Edline, Natasha,
Eveline, Dodelyne and Ytilia; nephews Le-
onell, Guerri, Macelin, Lunes, Ynodieu,
Jeanronell, Johnny and Nicky; grandchil-
dren John Benny, Robino Louis, Yvonette,
Yvina, Yvenson and Bensi Sido, Mack-
nell Joseph, Ketly, Katheline and Kashena
Louis; sisters- in-law Estandy, Nesly and
Vilner; brothers-in-law Nelson, Dimerci,
Filo, Frino, Estive and Eldieu; father-in-
law Esperance Mere; mother-in-law Jesula
Jean; daughters-in-law Monique Louis and
Angeline Joseph; sons-in-law Wisley Jo-
seph, Yvon Sido and Addition Elanes; and
many other relatives and friends.


The funeral service for Muriel Walker,
84, of Moore's Island was held on No-
vember 26
at Zion Bap- .g
tist Church
on Moore's
Island. Pas-
tor Nixon
Simms Jr.
officiated.
Interment
was in the
Hard Bar- Muriel Walker
gain Cemetery on Moore's Island.
She is survived by her sons Sidney, Her-
man and Kelcy Walker; daughters-in-law


Kevamae and Elizabeth Walker; brother
Jonathan Dean; sisters-in-law Dorothy
Dean and Eucylene Walker; brother-in-
law Joseph Whyms; grandsons Oscar,
Shawn, Thomas, Adam, Kimeo, Kelcy
Jr., Kelvin, Edgar, Darrin, Basil and Don-
ald; granddaughters Latoya, Leanza, Cin-
dy, Suzanne, Crystal and Keleina; great-
grandchildren; nieces Audrey, Sybilene,
Sonamae, Julie, Jane, Sharon, Octavien,
Dorothy and Stephanie; nephews Buster,
Kenneth, Rodney, Ollie, Locksley, Thom-
as, Mathew and Dwight; grandnieces and
nephews; godchildren Samuel, Keville,
Nathaniel, Albert, Loreitta, Hilda and Si-
mon; and many other relatives and friends.


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in a most prosperous way.
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as we continue to serve you in 2012.
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December 15, 2011


The Abaconian Section A Page 29


Films will stress importance

of the environment


By Lindsey McCoy
The internationally acclaimed Wild
and Scenic Film Festival will make three
stops in Abaco: Marsh Harbour, Hope
Town and Treasure Cay. Hosted locally
by Friends of the Environment, the Film
Festival is designed around environmen-
tal and adventure films that illustrate the
Earth's beauty, the challenges facing our
planet and the work communities are doing
to protect the environment. Through these
films, Wild & Scenic both informs people
about the state of the world and inspires
them to take action.
Featured films include Bag It, a humor-
ous look at combating the increasing use
of plastic in everyday life, Witness about
the role of photography in conservation,
and the 1 % story about innovative corpo-
rations and their role in saving the planet.
The finale will be What's so great about
turtles? the winner of the 2010 Spotlight
Abaco student film competition sponsored
by Friends of the Environment and Log-
gerhead Productions. James Boyce, the
winner, worked with Director Matthew
McCoy to make the short film about the
recent ban on turtles.
This year there will be a one minute film
competition for youth and a conservation
photo contest for adults. Details will be an-


nounced at the film festivals.
FRIENDS received a grant to host the
Festival based on the concept that people
who are not interested in other kinds of
environmental events may be attracted to
watching films on the big screen, espe-
cially as film festivals are not often avail-
able in Abaco. FRIENDS' members will
receive a half price entry to the Festival
and a raffle ticket. New members who sign
up at the film festival will get a free entry
and a raffle ticket (family and individual
memberships will be available) and there
will be full price tickets ($10) for those
who choose not to become a FRIENDS'
member.
The Marsh Harbour film festival will be
held at New Vision Ministries on January
6 at 7. There will be a slate of films for
grown-ups in the parish hall and a special
set of films and activities for kids in the
Youth Group's Zone Room.
The Film Festival will be at Hope Town
Harbour Lodge on January 28 at 6 p.m.
and will be at the Treasure Cay Commu-
nity Center on February 3 at 6 p.m. For
more information visit the Friends of the
Environment web page www.friendsoft-
heenvironment.org or the event page on
Facebook.


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Humblestone From Page 8
buying over the counter medications for a
sick child. It is late. The doctors offices
are closed. She is distraught. The last thing
she needs is a glib recital of the expression.
Employers enforce the meaningless
phrase. I once worked at a country club in
the United States. I was instructed to say
"Have a nice day" at the end of every con-
versation, whatever time of the day it was.
I was told that it constituted being affable
and attentive to patrons. I felt it insincere
and phony. Needless to say, I did not last
long there. I felt like an automaton.
Better customer service should not be
dependent on mouthing hollow messages
or engaging in fake displays of caring. As
products become more uniform, so, too,
will people. It may happen then that we
will not fully appreciate either.
I began this column by stating that I am
so happy that the "Have a nice day" or
"Have a nice one" (even worse) have not
traversed the waters to The Bahamas where
people, especially in the service industry,


are still genuine. Genuinely whatever!
I ask myself and you. If you are hav-
ing a particularly bad day, do you honestly
feel like going out of your way to wish a
complete stranger a good one, a better one
than you are having? That is pure altruism.
You can train an employee to be polite
but not to be altruistic! That's asking a bit
much!
Sincerely, though, I hope each one of
you is having a "nice day"!

Festival From Page 1
There were booths on the northern side
that showcased crafts and handmade jew-
elry by local artists.
There were booths with toys and games
to entice the children of various ages and,
of course, the two bouncing castles are al-
ways a favorite of the younger ones! Wind-
ing Bay was on hand giving out presents
to boys and girls. There were also games
where children could attempt to win prizes.
Abaco Youth Ministries put on a fan-
tastic skit followed by the Grace Baptist


Praise Team with a powerful performance
and the impressive Island Wave Dancers.
During the afternoon visitors were treat-
ed to music by a variety of musicians who
delighted the crowd with their renditions of
Christmas music and other songs. Also the
crowd pleasing Her Majesty's Prison Of-
ficers Marching Band was present display-
ing their marching formations to the tunes
of classic Christmas music.
The night was capped off by a Junkanoo
rush a crowd favorite, bringing the suc-
cessful festival to a close with many al-
ready looking forward to next year's event!


Local Gov. From Page 26

route has been put forward for consider-
ation. The alternate route would connect
Steed Bonnet Drive from just below the
hill on the southern side connecting with
the road just west of CJ's Welding.
Committee members had mixed reac-
tions to the alternate road with some be-
lieving that it would bring value to proper-
ty owners in the area while others felt that
the road that has existed for many decades
needs to remain the only choice.


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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-0-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
Integrated Medical Center.......................367-1304
Em ergancy..................................... 458-1234
Marsh Harbour Medical Centre..............367-0049
Government Clinic Marsh Harbour .........367-2510
Corbett Clinic Treasure Cay .................365-8288
Government Clinic Cooper's Town .........365-0300
Government Clinic Green Turtle Cay .....365-4028
Government Clinic Hope Town ..............366-0108
Government Clinic Sandy Point .............366-4010
Government Clinic Fox Town ...............365-2172

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


Airlines Serving Abaco
Abaco Air- Nassau, N Eleuthera, Moores Is 367-2266
Air Gate Aviation Daytona/New Smyrna 367-3636
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
Craig Air Center North Florida 367-3522
IBC Airways Ft Lauderdale, W Palm Beach 367-1336
Locair Fort Lauderdale 1-800-205-0730
Regional Freeport 367-0446
Sky Bahamas Nassau/Ft Lauderdale 367-0996
Twin Air Calypso Fort Lauderdale 367-0140
Western Air Nassau 367-3722
Yellow Air Taxi Ft Lauderdale 367-0032
Local air charters serving Bahamas &
S.Florida
AbacoAir 367-2266
Cherokee Air Charters 367-3450


Dive Shops
Abaco Dive Adventures, Marsh Harbour.... .............. 367-2963
Above & Below, Marsh Harbour.............................. 367-0350
Dive Abaco 1978, Marsh Harbour.... ........... ........... 367-2787
Froggies, Hope Town............ ..................... ........... 366-0431
Treasure Divers, Treasure Cay.... ........................... 365-8571
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Man-0-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, Stop Light, $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 $165

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 08
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 $85
T Cay Hotel to G Turtle Ferry $25
T Cay Hotel to Blue Hole $30


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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 30 minutes
Albury's Ferry Service Ph 367-3147 or 367-0290 VHF Ch. 16 Hope Town & Man-O-War from Crossing Bch
Marsh Harbour>Hope Town
7:15am 9:00am 10:30am 12:15pm 2:00pm 4:00pm 5:45pm
Return: 8:00 am 9:45am I1:30am 1:30pm 3:00pm 4:00pm 5:00pm 6:30pm
Marsh Harbour>Man-O-War
10:30am 12:15pm* 2:30pm 4:00pm 5:45pm
Return: 8:00am 11:30am 1:30pm* 3:15pm 5:00pm
Marsh H.>Guana Cay/Scotland cay From Conch Inn Sunday
(6:45am Union Jack Dock) 10:30am 1:30pm 3:30pm 5:45pm holidays
Return: 8 am I1:30am 2:30pm 4:45pm 6:30pm
Fare Adult prepaid one way $17 / open return $27, Kids 6-11 half, Under 6 free (Phone after hours 359-6861)
Note: During the month of August through December there are some adjustments made to
the schedule. You are advised to contact the office for the changes.
Green Turtle Ferry Phone 365-4166, 4128, 4151 VHF Ch 16 Ten minute ride
T Cay Airport>Green T Cay 8:30am 10:30am I 1:30am 1:30pm 2:30pm 3:30pm 4:30pm 5:00pm
Return: Bam 9am Ilam 12:15pm 1:30pm 3:00pm 4:30pm
New Plymouth one way adult $10 (Children $7) Round trip $15 Extra to some G T Cay docks
Abaco Adventures Ph 365-8749 or 375-8123 VHF Ch 16 Charters Available
Treasure Cay to Guana Cay Sunday departs I 1:00am & returns 3:30 p.m. $40 RT
T Cay to Man-O-War/ Hope Town Saturday departs 9:30 am, $45 RT
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 Summer Schedule only (April to Dec)
Sandy Point & Nassau Every Friday & Sunday, except holidays, under 4 Hour Call 225-3376 or 366-4119
Adults $110 RT, $60 OW Child under 12, $75 RT, $40 OW......Call for car & truck rate
The Great Abaco Express Eco & Historical bus tours Call 367-2165 or 559-9160


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
W working boatyards....................................... Man-0-W ar 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-0-War Cay Casuarina Point Bahama Palm Shore
Sandy Point & more
Items of interest Man-0-War boat yards Blackwood
blue hole & sisal mill Cedar Harbour plantation ruins need
guide Hole-in- Wall lighthouse last mile very rough road *
Abaco wild horses by appointment 367-4805 Bird watching -
ask tourism 367-3067

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

Abaco Marinas Slips Fuel Phone
Green Turtle Cay
Bluff House ................45....... F......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 Marina183....... F......367-2158
Conch Inn...................75....... F .....367-4000
Harbour View Marina .36....... F .....367-2182
Mangoes Marina........29..............367-4255
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


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 &
Cart Rentals
Marsh Harbour


A & P Car Rentals ........................... 367-2655
Abaco Dorado Boat Rentals................367-1035
B & B Boat Rentals..................... 367-7368
Bargain Car Rentals..... ............... 367-0500
Blue Wave Boat Rentals .................367-3910
Concept Boat Rentals...................... 367-5570
Cruise Abaco................................... 577-0148
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
The Moorings Boat Rentals...............367-4000
Green Turtle Cay
Brendals Dive Bikes & Kayak rental ...365-4411
C & D Cart Rental ........................... 365-4084
Cruising Cart Rentals........................ 365-4065
D & P Cart Rental ............................ 365-4655
Donnie's Boat Rentals....................... 365-4119
Kool Karts.......................................... 365-4176
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
Lubbers Quarters
Cruise Abaco.............................. 321-220-8796
Man-O-War
Conch Pearl Boat Rentals................365-6502
Ria-Mar Golf Cart Rentals................365-6024
Waterways Boat Rental ..357-6540 & 365-6143
Hope Town
Cat's Paw Boat Rentals...................366-0380
Elbow Cay Cart................................ 366-0530
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
Blue Marlin Rentals........................... 365-8687
Cash's Carts.................................... 365-8771
Cornish Car Rentals......................... 365-8623
JIC Boat Rentals ............................. 365-8582
Triple J Car Rentals ......................... 365-8761
Abaco Adventures Kayaks .............. 365-8749


The Abaconian


Section A


Page 31


All phones use area code 242 unless noted

Bonefish Guides


Casaurina Point
Junior Albury............366-3058

Cherokee
Noel Lowe................366-2107
Marty Sawyer...........366-2115
Randy Sawyer.........366-2284
W ill Sawyer..............366-2177

Crossing Rocks
Tony Russell............366-3259

Green Turtle Cay
Rick Sawyer.............365-4261
Ronnie Sawyer.........365-4070

Hope Town
Maitland Lowe..........366-0234
Tom Albury................366-3141

Man-O-War
David Albury.............365-6059


Marsh Harbour
Jody Albury..............375-8068
Sidney Albury...........477-5996
Richard Albury.........367-0367
Terrance Davis........375-8550
Buddy Pinder...........366-2163
Justin Sands............367-3526
Danny Sawyer.........367-3577
Jay Sawyer..............367-3941

North Abaco
O'Donald Mclntosh..477-5037
Alexander Rolle.......365-0120
Edward Rolle...........365-0024
Herbert Thurston.....365-2405
Sandy Point
Valantino Adderley.. .366-4323
Anthony Bain...........366-4107
Derek Gaitor............366-4249
Nicholas Roberts.....366-4486
Treasure Cay
Capt. Joe Pritchard..559-9117


SBring errors & revisions
to our attention
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Visitors' Guide
Restaurants Services Transportation


Restaurant Guide
Prices $ Low, $$ Moderate, $$$ Upper
(Based on dinner entree range)
+ Picnic tables & restroom only Provides ride from town
Marsh Harbour
Abaco Pizza....................... $..............367-4488
Anglers........................... $$$ ............. 367-2158
Blue Marlin .................. $ ....... ... 367-2002
Curly Tails ................... $$$ .............367-4444
G ino's .................................$ ............. 367-7272
Golden Grouper ..............$ ........... 367-2301
Island Family Rest .............$............. 367-3778
Java Coffee House.............$..............367-5523
Jamie's Place.....................$ ........... 367-2880
Jib Room .........................$$ .............367-2700
Kentucky Fried Chicken............... ...367-2615
Mangoes ...................... $$$ ............. 367-2366
Pop's Place ........................$ .....+.....367-3796
Snack Shack.......................$..... +......367-4005
Snappas...........................$$ ............. 367-2278
Wallys .......................... $$$ ............. 367-2074

Hope Town
Abaco Inn ................... $$$ .............366-0133
Cap'n Jacks .....................$$ ............ 366-0247
Harbour's Edge............... $$ ........... 366-0087
H T Coffee House (B & L)................. 366-0760
H T Harbour Lodge .......$$$ .............366-0095
M unchies ...........................$............ ... 366-0423
OnDa Beach.....................$$............. 366-0558
Sea Spray ......................$$ .....f..... 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 D ine..................................365-6139
Island Treats Snack Bar...................365-6501

Guana Cay
Baker's Bay Market Place............... 612-1021
Grabbers..........................$$ ............. 365-5133
Nippers ............................$$ ............ 365-5143
Orchid Bay .....................$$$ ............ 365-5175

Treasure Cay
Coco Beach Bar & Grill......$...............365-8470
Florence's Cafe .................$............. 365-8354
Spinnaker Restaurant ...$$$.............365-8469
Touch of Class .............$$$.............365-8195
Treasure Sands Club........................ 365-9385

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
Pineapple Restaurant Bar & Grill........365-4039
Plymouth Rock Cafe........................ 365-4234
Sundowners................................... 365-4060

Sandy Point
N ancy's................... .................... 366-4120









Twas the day before Christmas


By Frank Kenyon
Island Marine was busily getting their
rental boats ready for the Christmas week
rush of business. Dave Gale and I were in
the office when Capt. Garnet Archer called
to say he was ready to take the Deborah K
out to be sunk. The Deborah K was a 120-
foot derelict freighter that had been used to
carry mail and freight between Abaco and
Nassau for many years. Capt. Archer had
replaced her with a larger, modern boat a
few years before, and she had been sitting
at a Marsh Harbour dock for sale. Since he
could not find a buyer, he had mentioned
to Dave that he was going to take her out
to sea and scuttle her.
As Dave was still in the dive business,
he figured she would be a great dive site
if the sinking were not in too deep water.
He had picked a good spot just seaward
of Foul Cay Reef in approximately 90
feet of water where he took many of his
scuba enthusiasts. The idea was brought to
Capt. Archer's attention, and he agreed to
sink her at that spot. Capt. Archer had the
Deborah K stripped of anything valuable
as well as oil and fuel in preparation for
her sinking.
Several weeks passed with no word
from Capt. Archer. Then, on the day be-
fore Christmas we got the call that they
were towing the Deborah K from Marsh
Harbour to Foul Cay and wanted to know
where to scuttle her. First off, the wind
was blowing strong from the WSW with a
fair sea running, not ideal conditions. The
plan was to take the old freighter to the
prescribed spot, anchor her and start the
sinking process. Unfortunately, not much
planning had gone into this whole process,
plus we were given little warning. Keep in
mind that the Deborah K is a large steel


vessel. Capt. Archer was towing her with
his other freight boat with a weak towline
which parted twice on the way out through
Man-O-War Channel.
Meanwhile I was driving Dave's 23-foot
Seacraft dive boat, Blue Runner, while
Dave was in a smaller rental boat. We
could not do much except watch and give a
few suggestions to Capt. Archer via VHF
radio. As I mentioned, it was quite rough,
but they did manage to get the Deborah K
out the channel and into position.
Then the three-man crew dropped the
anchor. First off, the anchor was not large
enough and its line was in poor condition.
As you can imagine, the anchor did not
hold at first so she began dragging into
deeper water, eventually catching on the
sea bottom. Then the line parted. Now we
have an offshore wind, the freighter not
anchored and three nervous crew aboard. I
might add that prior to anchoring, the crew
had opened the seacocks in preparation for
the sinking.
The Deborah K, being a 120-foot ves-
sel with small seacocks, would take sev-
eral hours to sink; therefore, she had to
be anchored in place. With the anchoring
aborted, it was urgent to remove the crew.
I tried several times to come alongside,
but it was so rough I could not get close
enough for the crew to climb aboard Blue
Runner. I tried to get them to jump over-
board so that we could pick them up out
of the water, but there was no way they
would jump into what they were convinced
were shark-infested water. Finally, I was
able to come alongside long enough to res-
cue all three of the crew, safe and sound,
but very shaken. I could not blame them.
What could be worse than drifting slowly
towards Africa in a sinking ship?


The last we saw of the Deborah K, she
was settling lower into the water as she
drifted slowly over the eastern horizon.
We did get a few reports of a derelict
ship drifting off the north coast of Eleu-
thera, but as that is a good distance from
Abaco, we thought she would have sunk
before then. It had been an exhausting day
and we were happy that the next day was


Christmas, the only day of the year that
Island Marine closed.
Note: Capt. Garnet Archer was the son
of the well respected Capt. Sherwin Ar-
cher, who also owned and ran a freight
service from Nassau to Abaco. His first
freight boat was the sailing smack, Arena,
and then he ran an 80-foot, double ended
freighter, Tropical Trader.


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This is the Deborah K /i tii, she was still in service. In earlier days the mailboats were
crucial to life in the Fiiminl Islands as they carried freight from Nassau to the various
islands. It was the only way residents received food, building materials and ri, fi( icit' l
The Deborah K drew too much to go into all the harbours so the freight would have to be
loaded into a tender to get to the town dock. The Deborah K was in service sometime in
the mid-1960s, taking the place of the Stede Bonnett. She was replaced by the Deborah II.




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Church News _


Many churches held
Thanksgiving dinners
By Samantha V. Evans
Beginning on Tuesday November 22,
churches across Abaco held Thanksgiving
gatherings. New Vision Ministries held
its annual dinner on November 22. This
is always the first such event of the fes-
tive season and always attracts hundreds
of persons who have their palettes whet in
grand style. The menu included the usual
Thanksgiving spread along with a variety
of desserts including cakes, pastries and
ice cream.
Following that dinner were two dinners
on November 23 at Church of the Latter
Rain and Friendship Tabernacle. At the lat-
ter, there was so much food that it enabled
the church members to feed persons even


on Thursday which was great. The meal
was prepared by members of the church
and included turkey and ham. For dessert
they had numerous cakes, cookies and ice
cream. These dinners were all held in an
effort to give thanks and to offer those per-
sons less fortunate within these communi-
ties with a hot wholesome meal.
Two missionaries
visited Abaco
By Samantha V. Evans
During the week of November 22 San-
dra Hesketh and Carol Newman from
Brighter Days Ministries arrived on Abaco
to do some missionary work. The ladies
have travelled all around the world includ-
ing Spanish-speaking countries. The la-
dies started out visiting Nassau, then took
a chance to visit Abaco. On one of their


visits, they met Kathleen Knowles, who
they now stay with when they visit Aba-
co. Their ministry takes them into schools
where they have an extensive puppet show
that they perform and engage the children
in talks all focused on character building
skills and Christian values. Since they are
on Abaco, they visit some churches and
schools engaged in personal witness, and
led some persons in devotion.
Sandra explained that even though they
like visiting churches and schools, they
get more satisfaction from working one on
one. This enables them to hear a person's
full issue and offer the appropriate help for


them. They encourage those they counsel
to remain focused, to not give in to chal-
lenges that life may bring their way and to
follow their dreams.
As a part of their ministry they sell
Christian-based story books, CD's,
DVD's, learning kits, inspirational dia-
ries and daily planners, kids' Bibles and
Christmas DVD's, instrumental music and
books. The ladies will minister on Abaco
for two weeks.

Please see Church Page 34


Two American missionaries returned once again to Abaco to work with the youth. They
were on Abaco for two weeks working one-on-one with the children. They brought with
them Christian CDs, DVD's and story books that they sold.






Saturday, December 17th
Family Xmas Day Games, Prizes and much more...
come and celebrate with your children for a fun day
1 l:00am to 4:00 pm

Tuesday, December 20th
Live music with Shane Cash
6:00pm

Wednesday, December 21st
Chef Davie invites you to join him for
"Chef's Dinner Special"

Sunday, December 25th
Christmas Day Breakfast Buffet: 8:30am 1 l:00am
Christmas Specials for Lunch and Dinner

Wednesday, December 28th
Cuban Night

Saturday, Decmber 351st
"2012 Hollywood Premier" Rock and Roll, Blues and Jazz
Fireworks, great food and much more...
7:30pm until

Sunday, January 1st
HAPPY NEW YEAR
Breakfast Buffet Souse and much more

Weekly Specials
Friday's Prime Rib
Saturday's Rack of Lamb
Sunday's Seafood Special

Regualr Schedule
Breakfast: 8:30am 10:30am
Lunch: 12:00 3:00pm
Happy hours:5:00pm 7:00pm
Dinner: 6:00pm 8:30pm

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Church From Page 33

Anglican women held 70s
Disco Era fundraiser
By Samantha V. Evans
On November 25 the Anglican Church
Women of St. John the Baptist Anglican
Church held their third annual fundraiser
called Blast from the Past featuring the
70's Disco Era. Each year they change the
theme to make it exciting for those who
attend. Even though the women are at the
helm of this event, men attended as well
and were dressed as hippies with long hair
and colorful shirts, mustaches and bell bot-
toms with bandanas tied around their head.
The women wore Afros, mini-skirts, short


dresses, bandanas and platform shoes. It
was hilarious to see. The church hall was
decorated with small records, beads, disco
balls and decorations depicting that 70s
vibes.
This fundraiser will aid the projects that
this ministry has planned for the year. Im-
mediately, they planned to prepare care
packets to give to persons in the community
who may need them. The care packets will
include blankets, tams, food, water, socks
and other winter items. Next they plan to
open a pantry so that needy persons can get
food. This pantry will be open monthly to
accommodate those in need. Each member
will be asked to identify a family in need
who they will assist until their situation


improves. When space becomes available
a new family will be added. They plan to
start with about 20 families.
Some of the other projects this fundrais-
er supports are their Back-to-School Pack-
ets and lunch for students, luncheon for
Father's Day, Prayer Breakfast and other
ministries.
Prizes were given for best dressed, best
dance such as the bump or the hustle and
Best Afro competition. Finger food was
served throughout the evening.
Zion Baptist hosted
Thanksgiving dinner
By Samantha V. Evans
Thanksgiving Day is observed in the
United States on the last Thursday in No-
vember each year and starts the holiday
season. Even though this day is not a holi-


day in The Bahamas, one church decided
to host its members and the community to
a delicious meal on the evening of Thanks-
giving. On the evening of November 24
the church family of Zion Baptist Cathe-
dral had a feast. From when dinner began
until the last plate of food was served, the
church hall was filled to capacity with per-
sons who came to usher in the festive sea-
son.
The ladies of Zion were busy in the
kitchen feeding those present and pack-
ing platters to be delivered to those in the
community who were unable to attend the
event. On the menu were all of the tradi-
tional thanksgiving dishes including ham,
turkey and all the others. For dessert they
had cake and an assortment of drinks. The
event was extremely successful with hun-
dreds of meals being served.


The women of the Anglican Church in Marsh Harbour held their annual Jundraising event,
this year with a theme of Blast from the Past. They dressed with clothes popular in the 1970s.
S/i 'i, are Wynsome Ferguson, Talanna Newbold, Valerie Dean and Graham Johns.


Zion Baptist Church in Murphy Town hosted church members and community residents
to a Thanksgiving dinner. Those who could not get to the church had meals delivered to
them. They report that they had a constant flow of people enjoying their dinner.


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The first Bazaar was in 1989


My mother-in-law, Mary Thompson,
was always talking about the Catholic
Church Christmas Bazaar in Nassau. This
was a huge event with food and crafts. It
also raised money for the school.
I shared this idea with my good friend
Cha Boyce, and we all agreed we would
make a successful event that included the
entire community. There was so much tal-
ent with arts and crafts and cooking but too
many small circles.
Back in those days, in my opinion,
Marsh Harbour had a lot of division black
and white, "this" church or "that" church,
FNM or PLP. We wanted this event to be
shared by everyone no matter color, reli-
gion or politics. It would be the first event
to cross all the boundaries.
Our goal was to build the first play-
ground. I wish I had my initial letter but
I remember one line that commented that
children were growing up never having
been on a swing or slid down a slide.
That first Bazaar was a huge success,
and we were able to purchase the equip-
ment for a tree fort, monkey bars, swings
and slides at Crossing Beach. Many chil-
dren grew up enjoying that during holidays
or while waiting for the ferry. (Crossing
Beach was much quieter back then now
it's impossible due to traffic).
Over the years the group of volunteers
grew larger and included Susan Parotti,
Greta Strachan, Kathy O'Kelleher, April
Stratton, Lynn Key, Priscilla Key, Me-
linda Russell, Kay Russell, Jillian Lothian
and many more as they reached out to their
friends to help.
After much back and forth we came up
with these ideas:
For a $10 donation Chris Thompson
made a booth out of four pallets
Anyone was welcome and we invited
all the cays as well
We asked all the churches to share
music and songs
Individuals could also sign up to en-
tertain
A raffle to make money to support the
event for the next year and Abaco's first
playground
The first community Christmas Tree
Santa for the children
We waived booth fees for schools and
personally invited each one
We invited all the cays to participate
No alcohol on the premises
Cash prize for the best decorated booth
We had to find a site and the shopping
center adjacent to Bristol Wines and Spir-
its had recently burned to the ground with
the Seventeen Shop and other businesses.
I met with Ritchie Sawyer, who advised
me that we could use the messy location as


long as we posted sign that said "Enter at
your own risk."
After checking out the site, we orga-
nized a group of volunteers who removed
broken glass, uneven tiles and various de-
bris. There were pipes and wires protrud-
ing and sharp metal that was bent over and
holes were filled with rocks. It was a huge
undertaking. But what a great location!
We took a poster board and made a
map. As the applications came in, we
filled in their space, trying to mix it up so
all the food would not be together. People
who needed special things like electricity
were put in the proper place.
It was a huge success we may have had
more booths than customers that first year!
Our stage was a donated flat bed, and
we all came the day before and decorated
it with gold painted thatch palms I think
Sheri Roberts handled that.
The Christmas tree was a very unat-
tractive casuarina tree, a very spindly, sad,
Charlie Brown tree for sure. It was thin in
branches and the few it had drooped. It
was so depressing that we sent the boys
out for another and tied the two together.
The branches were so flimsy they did not
hold the ornaments what few we had so
we tied them on individually.


On a trip to visit family, I enticed my
husband to gather giant pine cones from
Lake Nona in Orlando where my parents
lived. Upon arriving in Customs with five
giant Hefty bags of pine cones (Chris had
an Aztec plane at the time) they called
Department of Agriculture.
Simeon Pinder said that though they
were dead there could be lots of pests hid-
den, and they carried non-native seeds.
After much discussion and many shed
tears by me, he agreed to let me keep them
IF he monitored the removal of seeds and
the killing of any vermin. We had to set up
tubs at Capt. Leonard Thompson's house
filled with a special recipe of bleach and
other ingredients and soak the pine cones
for a week. Afterward we had to remove
any remaining seeds. Mr. Pinder came ev-
ery day to check our progress, and I must
admit there were a lot of dead bugs float-
ing on the top!
We dried them and spray painted them,
then using old wire from Batelco, fastened
them one by one on our "double" tree. BEC
came to the rescue with its bucket truck.
We had Christmas carols and the tree light-
ing about a week before the Bazaar.
Several years later we bought a com-
mercial outdoor artificial Christmas tree
from the proceeds of the event.


We made a few mistakes. We started
planning during Daylight Savings Time.
So when we assigned singing groups their
performance slots, we forgot that it would
be dark toward the end. I can still see
Neville Rolle with the microphone belting
out "Oh Little Town of Bethlehem" while
bending down in someone's car lights to
read the words.
We put some tables under the big ficus
tree, and everyone had to move because
stinging ants kept dropping on their heads.
We should have blocked off the area
at a certain time because some folks were
late or wanted to leave early and just drove
through the crowd honking.
There were so many successful booths
- the food booths usually sold out. Billy
Thompson's homemade ice cream had
one of the longest lines and the years that
Jay Sawyer made Chinese food, he could
not fry his rice fast enough. I can see
Bloney Stuart with her entire stove from
her kitchen and a cylinder of propane that
was her booth as she heated up hot pat-
ties. The year we arranged for the KFC
bouncy castle was a dream come true for
the Abaco kids. It took a lot of organizing
and monitoring once it was up, but it was
so much fun for the children!


In this season of joy, the management and staff
of Commonwealth Bank extend the warmest of holiday
wishes to you and your loved ones.

We appreciate that it is by choice that you have granted
us your business and assure you that we do not only
remain committed to providing exemplary service, but to
lending a hand in the community where needed.


May God bless you and your family, from our
family at Commonweatlh Bank.


Alcoholics

Anonymous

The AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) group
of Marsh Harbour meets on Mondays
and Thursdays at 6:30 pm at The Marsh
Harbour Community Library.
The AA group in Hope Town meets on
Monday and Wednesdays at 6:00 pm at
The Hope Town Library.
The AA and The Al-Anon group meets in
the Treasure Cay Community Center on
Monday at 7:30 pm
Please call 367-6619 for additional infor-
mation.





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VOLUME 19 NUMBER 24


DECEMBER 15th, 2011


Elbow Cay's Box Cart races brought out spectators

Box Carts showed creativity in design and decoration
By Timothy Roberts
Hundreds of enthusiastic residents and
visitors crowded the sides of Centerline
Road eagerly rooting for their favorite box
carts as the Bahamas Box Cart Associa-
tion held its 13th Annual Big Hill Box Cart
Derby on November 26 on Elbow Cay.
4.The beautiful weather made for a great
day as people mingled and cheered and
simply enjoyed the event. Vendors set up
stalls all along the side of the road selling
hamburgers and hotdogs, fresh conch salad
and conch fritters. Beverages such as beer,
sodas, water and the always popular swig-
gle sold by the Coconut Girls were on sale
as well. The benefits this year from the
food and beverage sales and the raffle will
assist the Hope Town Playground Commit-
3h.tee as they complete their renovation of the
..-playground equipment.
Christian Wilhoyte took the King of
the Hill title, capturing first place in both
Adult Downhill and Slalom categories in
the sleek White-n-ing, a three-wheel aero-
dynamic box cart. In Adult Downhill Jus-
tin Melesi placed second in Sundance fol-
This was the 13th year that Hope Town has organized the Big Hill Box Cart Derby to raise funds for the youth of Elbow Cay. Speed lowed by Justin Noice in Fox 1. In Slalom,
races and slalom races were held as well as a third category judged on showmanship. The response from the public was great and Rasta Rocket driven by Thomas Bethel
all funds raised through a raffle and the food and drink sales will go toward improving the playground at Jarrett Park in Hope Town. took second place and Fox 1 took third.
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wreck several years ago that resulted in a painful broken bone.


Please see Box Carts Page 2


Students form human

AIDS ribbon


Upcoming Holidays
Christmas Day, December 25, comes on Sunday this year.
It will automatically be observed on Monday, December 26.
New Year's Day, January 1, will be observed on January 2.



Faith Walk Church of God

celebrates 97th anniversary
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Students of several schools in Central Abaco annually come together ot form a human
ribbon to bring awareness to AIDS and the need for research and funding for medica-
tions. on December 2 they came together on the school grounds of St. Francis de Sales
School to once again emphasize the seriousness of this disease.


By Mirella Santillo
On December 2 students dressed in red
T-shirts from Every Child Counts, Agape
Christian School, Cooper's Town Prima-
ry School, Fox Town Primary School and
Crossing Rocks Primary School joined
their St. Francis de Sales counterparts
to listen to several adults making them
aware of the AIDS virus. The assembly
culminated with the formation of a human
ribbon
Dressed in red T- shirts, the students
gathered to witness a skit about AIDS per-
formed by the St. Francis de Sales Drama
Club and listen to adults explaining to
them about HIV and AIDS and how to
prevent contacting the disease.
Iris Mortimer with the Bahamas AIDS
Foundation had come from Nassau on
November 28 to visit several schools both
on the mainland and the cays as well as


residents from the Haitian communities
to diffuse information about the virus.
Under the theme Getting to Zero, she
explained that the goal of the foundation
was to reach Zero New HIV Infections,
Zero Discrimination and Zero AIDS-
related Deaths. She explained how the
virus was transmitted and how it worked
once in the body, what precautions to
take to avoid contacting it and urged the
students to discuss the issue with their
parents and share their knowledge with
others. She used a catchy formula to help
the kids remember what she had said.
SODA standing for stop, options, de-
cide, actions, reminding them that they
could Stop what could be dangerous for
them, that they had the Option to decide
which way to go, that the Decision was
Please see AIDS Page 10


i ne rinit VVWK linCurcn oj fIoa in cooper s 1 own celeurawea tie y/in anniversary Uo us
founding. It is remarkable that in all those years the church has changed pastors only
five times. The senior pastor at present is Bishop Archliaus Cooper, second from right.
Shi' are Administrator Cephas Cooper; Bishop John Humes, Administrative Bishop
of the Bahamas Church of God; Evangelist Rachael Mackey, guest soloist and preach-
er; Mrs. Laverne Cooper; Prophetess Jennimae Humes; Mrs. Estelle Cooper; Bishop
Cooper; and Bishop Anthony Campbell, District Overseer. See story on page XXXX
By Rashida Murray District Overseer.
The Faith Walk Church of God in Coo- The service included much singing and
per's Town recently celebrated its 97th music. The host church choir raised the
anniversary. Celebratory services com- theme song "The Church Triumphant"
menced on November 23 and culminated repeating the verse "let the church be the
on November 27 at a service conducted
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Box Cart races raise money for Elbow Cay youth


Box Carts From Page 1

The increasingly popular showmanship
category, now in its fourth year, was again
well received, and the competitors did not
disappoint. Luke Allen and his Wild Horses
of Abaco captured the hearts of the crowd as


This shows the extremes of the box carts t
Hope Town's Big Hill Box Cart Derby on No
tech, just rolling down on a skateboard, co
high tech, a cart that took hours of work to c


the horse-shaped box cart with mane flow-
ing in the wind rode down the hill and into
the first place in the showmanship category.
Taking home second prize was Drum
Roll, an anti-environmental box cart driv-
en by Stafford Patterson. The amusing box
cart was a simply-built platform with a oil
barrel for a rear wheel.
The tail-end of the cart
said, "Use more oil."
Third place belonged
to Caroline Albury in
Castrol Quick Lube in
her NASCAR-styled
cart and uniforms.
Smurfette in her
i "Smurfy" boxcart, driv-
en by Chloe Sweeting -
who placed second in
the Junior Downhill just
that competed in behind "Sundance Jr"
november 26. Low driven by Magen Dolph
mpetes well with and the groovy Austin
onstruct.


Powers (Tom "Crash" Hazel) with his little
friend "Mini-Me" were crowd favorites as
well.
The Box Cart Derby continues to be a


popular event year after year. You could
tell at the end of the day that many were al-
ready looking forward to next year's races
and costumes.


Every year sees Dianna Taylor at the bottom of Big Hill ready to wave her checkered flag
to signify the finish of each race.


These two ladies enjoy dressing in costumes each year as they compete in the races as
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News of the Cays


Hope Town Lodge
holds Art & Cratfs Show
By Mirella Santillo
The annual Hope Town Harbour Lodge
Art & Crafts Show that was held this year
on November 25 was a great success with
many buyers attending until late in the af-
ternoon. More than 20 artists participated,
most of them displaying items in various
media giving the function an atmosphere
of individual creativity. From paintings
to woodwork, from quilting to shell craft,
from pine needle weaving to straw and
fabric creations, not forgeting copper art
and jewelry, there was something for every
taste and every purse.
You could walk away with a giclee print
by Kim Rody, and many did, or a water-
color of the lighthouse
by Brigitte Carey, a
delicate pastel of local -
flowers by Jodi Fetszt -
or native orchids and
bromeliads painted
in acrylics by Shirley
Higgs or Mary Balzac.
From decorative to
practical, from jewelry
to handbags, there was
something to catch the
eye for the many who
came strolling by, at-
tracted not only by the
artwork but also by the
wine tasting and cheese
sampling offered at the
nearby bar.
Many of the art- Mary Bain from
ists were from Elbow Art Show at the h
ety of craft items


Cay, but a few went
from Marsh Harbour
and Cherokee Sound, l *
such as Lilian Cash,
who combines local
fabric and straw plat-
ting to create trendy
hand bags and Vonda
Bethel, who offered
an array of quilted
items ranging from
cell phones cases to
place mats, seat belts
protectors and Christ- Shirley Higgs, no
mas ornaments. From Abaco artists. H
Abaco artists. He
Bahama Palm Shores,
Stephen Albury took
a large collection of wood items, among
them bowls and pestles made from madei-


the mainland was one of the e\lbhinr.\ at the
lope Town Harbour Lodge. She makes a vari-
using shells that she enjoys collecting.


w of Marsh Harbour, is new to the roster of
er paintings of native orchids and bromeliads
enjoys painting the plants that she grows.
ra, poisonwood or horseflesh, beautifully
turned and polished to a luster. You could
find the perfect costume jewelry gift at


Kristen's Kreations, who had an extensive
choice of necklaces and earrings in glass
and gems beads.
A newcomer on the craft scene was
Amanda Larke from White Sound, who
specializes in mosaic work. She only re-
cently learned her craft, but caught on fast
enough to offer a display of artistic mini
ceramic and glass tile creations, mostly
decorating mirrors. She offered key hold-
ers and decorative plates.
An extensive assortment of shell cre-
ations by the owner of the Hope Town
Harbour Lodge, Catherine Ketay, was
on display on a side patio. Huge mirrors,
framed by seashells, candle holders, boxes
and more, all showcased the many beauti-
ful shells found on local beaches.

Please see Cays Page 5


The Firefly Sunset Resort is the newest resort on Elbow Cay. Although it opened earlier
in the year, it celebrated its grand opening on November 25. It is located on the Sea of
Abaco and offers an rcha,,iwly casual atmosphere. Its restaurant, the Firefly Last Light
Bar and Grill is proving to be a popular dining spot.


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Cays From Page 4

All the artists agreed that they had had a
fun time and will be there again next year.

Firefly Sunset Resort

celebrates its opening
By Mirella Santillo
Perched on top of a ridge overlooking
the Sea of Abaco, Firefly Sunset Resort is
the most recent mini-resort that gives El-
bow Cay its tropical island flavor.
Property owners Jim Irvin and his wife
Ann from Charleston, South Carolina,
have been regular visitors to Hope Town
for nearly 20 years, nurturing the dream to
one day open a small resort on the island.
Their dream came true when the perfect
property for their vision came on the mar-


ket two years ago.
The property which consisted of three
villas was completely renovated and four
more villas were built, offering the visitors
looking for a family hideaway the choice
of houses with either two, three or four
bedrooms. A restaurant and bar as well as
a pool were added. The villas are rented as
whole units for a minimum stay of three
nights. They come with dock slip, internet
access and cable television.
Lunch and dinner are served on the cov-
ered terrace of the Firefly Last Light Bar
and Grill Restaurant, which offers a stun-
ning view of the Sea of Abaco and the dis-
tant shore of the mainland.
The menu focuses on seafood and meat
ingredients of The Bahamas, explained
co-owner Lorenzo Barigelli, who came


on board at the beginning of October with
his wife Patricia to help manage the resort.
With years of experience in the service in-
dustry as a food and beverage manager in
renown establishments, Mr. Barigelli has
the proper background to cater to all the
guests needs.
After a "soft" opening in June, the re-
sort which then closed until mid-October,
celebrated its official opening on November
25. On that day the festivities included music
with a live DJ throughout the day with a local
band Vibe taking over in the evening. Special
food delicacies were offered throughout the
day, all very mouth watering!


Early afternoon on that Saturday, local
people and visitors were already enjoying a
leisurely weekend, sampling the drinks and
the lunch specials on the terrace, waiting
for the day's festivities which were topped
off at dark by a Junkanoo rush.
Mr. Irvin, who owns Irvin House Vine-
yards in South Carolina, is the creator of a
line of Firefly bourbon and vodka-flavored
teas which he promoted during the day.
For more information on the resort call
366-0145.

Please see Cays Page 6


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Hope Town
District Council
By Timothy Roberts
Concerns over the immense danger and
the possibility that residents and business
could end up cutoff from the main settle-
ment was the major focus of the Hope
Town District Council as they discussed
the need to get immediate assistance for
the upper Dune Road.
During the meeting on November 29 the
council took time to visit the site and as-
sess the deterioration of the road which is


now severely undermined by the constant
erosion of sand that has taken place since
Hurricane Irene in late August.
The council members agreed that if the
road shrank any farther due to the erosion
that they would be forced to close the road
- a decision they wish to avoid. Presently
some parts of the road have narrowed to a
tight 6 feet wide and small area of private
land has supplemented the narrowing pas-
sage. See page 1 of Section A for more on
the eroding dune.
During the meeting Chief Councillor
Jeremy Sweeting spoke with John Schaef-
fer, Head of Ministry of Works in Marsh
Harbour, who said that Minister of Public


Works and Transportation, the Hon. Neko
Grant, has granted approval to carry out a
temporary repair to the dune road.
Mr. Sweeting updated the Council on
the Elbow Cay zoning bill before parlia-
ment. He said that according to the Minis-
ter of Local Government, the Hon. Byron
Woodside, the proposal voted on by the El-
bow Cay residents will likely not be dealt
with until after the next election.
The Council discussed and agreed on
times for Christmas Tree Lighting Cer-


emonies. A sum of $500 allotted for each
town for expenses incurred by these cer-
emonies..
Mr. Sweeting said there are some con-
cerns with the Man-O-War dump as many
people are choosing to not carry their yard
debris to the dump. A number of them are
burning the debris in their yard. He indi-
cated that there is a certain property being

Please see Cays Page 7


Hope Town School Enters New Box Cart


One of the topics discussed by the Hope Town District Council was the request for ap-
proval of a dock jutting out from a small beach in Hope Town harbour, the only beach
in the harbour. Three property owners across the road from the beach could each apply
for a dock. The beach is used for Sunfish and other small boats that can be hauled out by
hand. The Council did not make a decision at their meeting in November.


Justin Higgs, a teacher at the Hope Town School, and Jason Cole, a father, along with
Grade 5 and 6 students built a new box cart, the one on the left, for the annual Big Hill
Box Cart Derby this year. They modeled the cart in the form of a pencil and named it The
Mighty Writer. Instead of a #2 pencil, it was a #1HTS! Robin Jeantil drew the honour of
guiding it down Big Hill after Samara Cole had an unfortunate accident in a slalom run.
Robin had several great runs and won a placement trophy! S/,' im with The Mighty Writer
is Use More Oil, a spoof of environmentalists.


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used to dump yard debris as well.
As a result residents are complaining of
too much smoke in town. To his knowl-
edge only one permit had been granted for
burning. Neither the Police nor Environ-
mental Health knew of any others receiv-
ing permission. Mr. Sweeting feels there
will need to be a town meeting soon to ad-
dress the situation.
Hope Town student
wins writers award
Summer Aberle, a Grade 4 student at
Hope Town Primary School, won her age


group's competition in the Bahamas Com-
monwealth Writers Competition for her
poem titled Field of Words. The beauti-
fully descriptive, narrative poem tells of
when Summer was a baby and her mother
put her down in the grass to crawl. The
poem moves on through her childhood
as she learns to love nature and growing
plants and how the grass fascinates her.
Summer, her parents, Neil and Rachel
Aberle, and her teacher, Candace Key,
traveled to Nassau for her to receive her
cash prize. The winners of all age catego-
ries were treated to an audience at Govern-
ment House with Acting Governor General
Janet Bostwick. She and officials of the Ba-


Hope Town students attend

environmental conference on Eleuthera
Hope Town School's
Head Girl, Lilly Higgs,
and Prefect Charlie
Cash, accompanied
by Charlie's mother, e
Tami Cash and Envi-
romnental Commit-
tee member, Rachel
Aberle, traveled to
Rock Sound, Eleuthera
to attend the Green
Workshop for schools,
working to earn the In-
ternational Green Flag
certification.
This is a highly
sought after certifica-
tion that signifies the school is an environmentally active school that has reached certain
goals to win this award. The workshop was sponsored by Bahamas Reef Environmental
Education Foundation (BREEF) that is the Bahamian certification authority for the Green
Flag Program.
While on Eleuthera the group met with students from other Bahamian schools work-
ing to earn this certification and discussed their projects. Hope Town School has been
a leader in the environmental arena for over 25 years and has much to offer for their
certification. Some of their activities included using recyclable and disposable items for
making useful items. Forest Heights Academy, another Abaco school, is also applying to
be certified as a Green Flag School.


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All entrants received certificates.
Other entrants from Hope Town School
were Eloise Albury, Joey Gale, Lilly
Higgs, Charlie Cash, Madisyn Cole and
Khalea Richard, all talented composers.
Fire Safety Month
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Cays From Page 7 shown here with Pleasants
Higgs, PTA President and Cold-
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School, and the winners were an- nie Hall, Education Officer with
nounced this week. The announce- Hope Town Fire and Rescue.
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younger category, Stella Higgs, school complete with acted-out
grade 4 won the middle category child and teacher trapped inside
and Grade 6 student Samara Cole the classroom. Annually, the
won the upper age group level. school and fire department are
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Hope Town Fire and Rescue's low officers on procedures fol- the Hope Town Fire and Rescue enjoyed a ride
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Students performed at annual Festival of Carols


By Cecile M. Albury
Principal Agape Christian School
December 3 began like any other day for
students across Abaco. They dressed and
went to school but for some they dressed
up or dressed in their AIDS Awareness t-
shirts. Afer checking in with their respec-
tive schools, they converged on the Church
of God in Dundas Town. Bishop Anthony
Campbell greeted them and the Ministry
of Education's Annual Festival of Lights
service began with Abaco Central High's
Candice Scott and Olujimi Scott moderat-
ing with grace and humour.
Agape Christian School's Johanan Cart-
wright opened with a heartfelt prayer. The
service was off to a great start with An-
gels Academy welcoming everyone with
a poem led by their teacher, Sarah Ann
Weatherford after two drummer boys,
beating on goat skinned drums, played for
little Miss Parotti to sing a welcome song.
Man-O-War Primary School students fol-
lowed Mrs. Stecker singing a beautiful


Christmas carol while playing the bells.
The audience's hearts were brought to
feel Christmas by Abaco Central High's
choir who sang beautifully after Jamal
McIntosh led their band in a mixture of
carols with horns, flutes and saxophones.
Crossing Rocks Primary shared a poem,
followed by a rousing junkanoo beat with
carols sung by Central Abaco Primary.
Treasure Cay Primary and Cooper's Town
Primary with individual choral speaking
performances blessed the guests. When ev-
eryone thought "this couldn't get any bet-
ter" Tannah Newbold took them to pres-
ence of God with an uplifting rendition of
0 Holy Night.
Fox Town Primary made us reflect on
the true meaning of the season with their
poem. Moore's Island All Age School
quartet delivered you to the manger of our
Saviour as they sang 0 Come Let Us Adore
Him a capella. Jacquelyn Collie and a small
representation from Long Bay School
were guests also as we were encouraged


by Evangelist Jason Quashie that "Jesus is
the only way and we can have joy in our
lives... remember how important Jesus with
your life." He encouraged us all to include
Jesus this season and don't forget how pre-
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The new District Superintendent of
Education, Helen Simmons-Johnson, gave
the vote of thanks turning over the clos-
ing prayer to Bishop Campbell. The guest


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and all those present were better for having
attended. So, those of us who got up this
morning for a regular day found ourselves
reminded that Jesus Christ is the reason for
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School News


AIDS From Page 1

theirs to control their Actions.
The District Superintendent, Helen
Simmons-Johnson, briefly addressed the
students reiterating the advice they had
been given by Ms. Mortimer. It was the
Superintendent's first visit to St. Francis
de Sales.She urged all the students to use
the knowledge they had learned as "in-
formation is no good if you don't use it."
Let's use that SODA", she concluded.
The Principal, Josephine Kumar, and a
teacher, Mr. Bongon lead the students to
the school grounds where they formed a
human ribbon while Mrs. Johnson released
a cluster of red balloons.


Statistics show that adolescents and
young adults remain in the fastest growing
groups of new HIV infections. AIDS is the
leading cause of death in individuals be-
tween the age of 25 and 44. As of Decem-
ber 2010, in The Bahamas a total of 12,904
persons tested positive for HIV. More than
7,815 are still living with HIV or AIDS.
World AIDS Day is
commemorated
By Samantha V. Evans
World AIDS Day was celebrated on
December 1 but beginning on November
28 Sandy Edwards began visiting schools
on the island to speak to them about the
significance of this day. The theme cho-


sen for this year's celebration was Getting
to Zero. When she visited the schools, she
was accompanied by Youth Ambassador
Arvis Mortimer. He is with the Focus on
Youth Division that has responsibility for
teaching youth decision-making skills with
hopes of reducing AIDS statistics among
youth.
Mrs. Edwards stated that presently
7,815 persons in The Bahamas are living
with HIV/AIDS but since AIDS surfaced
in The Bahamas in 1981, more than 13,000
cases have been reported. Unfortunately,
some of them are dead today. She told the
students that the theme hopes to spread
the word that across the world they are
all fighting to prevent new cases of HIV/
AIDS from surfacing by educating the
masses and providing those infected with
treatment so that they do not infect anyone.
She further stated that AIDS has no face.


Since The Bahamas receives visitors from
all over the world, we do not know who
has the virus or disease so everyone must
practice healthy sexual habits.
Mr. Mortimer spoke to them about the
importance of making good choices, un-
derstanding and knowing the facts about
this disease and doing what they can do to
help them stop the increase of AIDS in the
Bahamas.
Central Abaco Primary
students donate food
By Samantha V. Evans
Collecting canned goods on Thanksgiv-
ing Day has become a tradition at Central
Abaco Primary School and this year was
no exception. Even though many parents


Prior to students forming a human ribbon to commemorate World AIDS day, the students
from several school attended an assembly where speakers told of the dangers of HIV/
AIDS. Pictured is Iris Mortimer with the Bahamas AIDS Foundation, who came to Abaco
to address the students.


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Sandy Walker, seated with the students of Central Abaco Primary School, has been visit-
ing schools to make them aware of the seriousness of AIDS. This was in preparation of
observing World AIDS day.









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are still trying to bounce back from the
economic downturn that the world has
been undergoing for several years now,
they still sent canned goods, noodles, mac-
aroni, pasta, pudding, cookies and other
such food items that will be distributed
to needy families across the community.
Some items will be distributed to students
from the school community who are in dire
need of help. These goods will be distrib-
uted through the Guidance Department.
The school community is grateful for
those parents and teachers who supported
the drive. Approximately five large boxes
of items were collected. These items were
distributed immediately upon receipt.


i-gn school presents
a Christmas Musical
By Samantha V. Evans
For the fifth year the Performing Arts
and Visual Arts Department of Abaco Cen-
tral High School held its Christmas Musi-
cal and Art Presentation on December 1
at the school. The theme for this year's
program was Once in Royal David's
City. On the music part of the program
were students from the music department
who played recorders, trumpets, guitars,
chimes and the keyboard. The school choir
sang several Christmas selections led by
Pauline Brice and the band gave a stellar
selection of classical tunes led by Jamaal
McIntosh. Following the musical selec-
Please see School Page 12


Students of Central Abaco Primary School collected canned goods and dry groceries on
Thanksgiving Day that were distributed to needy families.


The music department of Abaco Central High School presented a holiday musical pro-
gram on December 1. This was followed by a show of art projects done by the students.
This is the largest high school on Abaco with more than 600 students.


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tions, Ms. Brice directed all guests to view
the art presentation held in the technical
drawing room. The artwork from past and
present students was on display including
paintings, sculptures, driftwood decor,
craft work and woven work. The teacher in
charge of the art exhibition was Stacy Pitt.
Change Preparatory
holds its first outreach
By Canishka Alexander
According to Charmica Curry, Director
of Change Preparatory School, the school
held its first outreach for the year on No-
vember 15 and 16. Parents, students and
teachers contributed to a good cause by do-
nating grocery items to two families in the
community.


"This act was to teach and show the stu-
dents the importance of sharing and help-
ing persons that we may see every day,"
she explained.
Monet Pratt and Shenika Reckley were
the recipients of the kind gesture, and
both women were surprised and extremely
grateful for the donation.
Additionally, Ms. Curry said that a
Thanksgiving lunch and cake sale was
held on November 24 at the school to raise
money for a photo copier and more play-
ground equipment.
Winners of debate will
compete in Nassau
By Mirella Santillo
Two teams of three each high school
girls from Moore's Island All Age and
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Audra Bootle congratulated all the students

Please see School Page 13


iwo teams took the challenge of debating the topic Our Nation Is vot treparea for a
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Bootle High School, did very well. The final winner was S.C. Bootle. The two teams are
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for their overall performance, but pointed
out the areas needing improvement. This
positive criticism was aimed at helping the
contestants when they participate in the na-
tional finals in Nassau.
The student with the highest score for
S.C. Bootle was Shantell Bernardin and
for Moore's Island All-Age it was Shantae
Roberts.
The Education Superintendent, Helen
Simmons-Johnson, addressed the students,
also congratulating them on their perfor-
mance, urging them to continue doing well.
Each girl was handed a trophy.
S.C. Bootle students
hear about COB
By Rashida Murray
All semester, S.C. Bootle High School
seniors were engaged in a fact-finding study


on career paths, degree programs, scholar-
ships and entry requirements for college.
For many of these students the College of
The Bahamas (COB) is their leading choice
and this year one of the school's objectives
is to ensure each twelfth grade student at
S.C. Bootle High applies there.
On November 16 the seniors at S.C.
Bootle High received a visit from Mel
Clarke, admissions officer at the College
of the Bahamas, who presented a recruit-
ment session. He was assisted by Randa-
neisha Hanna of COB.
Mr. Clarke observed that most of the
prefects were seated at the front. Since he
wanted to reach persons like him who were
not above-average performers, he maneu-
vered to the rear of the room where he cap-
tivated the attention of the entire audience.

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Mel Clarke, Admissions Officer at the College of the Bahamas, spoke to the 12th grade
students of S.C. Bootle High School in Cooper's Town on November 16. The goal of
the class is to have all the students attend COB. The students were able to ask questions
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Abaco Cays Realty, Ltd.

Specializing in the "Gems" ofAbaco, her Cays







HaDDV Holidays to all our valued customers and a healthy & orosoerous New Year from the Abaco Cavs Realty team "


ELBOW CAY
"BERKLEY'S BLUFF"- 31,000 s.f. 0.7116 Acre- 100' of
Atlantic ocean frontage 275' depth Great elevations overlooks
surfer's beach. #IITV1125 BRING OFFERS .NEW PRICE $375,000.
GREAT GUANA CAY
"SEA TO BAY" 148,104 s.f. 3.40 Acre Sea to Sea parcel-
201.87' on the Atlantic Ocean 159.15' on the Sea of Abaco overlooking
private harbour inclusive 2 boat slips Great elevations Can be
Divided. #GGV1008 $1,472,000.
"SURFER'SBEACH -31,299 s.f. 0.718 Acre 110'on
pristine Atlantic beachlifront 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 $388,000.
"CLAIRE'S BEACH" Beachfront building site.- 31,243 s.f -
0.717 Acre 117' of Atlantic beachfront Dock access good elevations -
superb ocean views. #GGV1006 $478,000.
"LOST SHAKER"- 36,839 s.f. 0.847 Acre 65' ofAtlantic
beachfiont -Dolphin Beach Estates oversized parcel good elevations-
easement to beach. #GGV 1000 $460,000.
"ATLANTIS" 19,239 s.f. 0.4417 Acre 95' of Atlantic
beachfront Dolphin Beach Estates Semi-private dock.
#GGV 1135 FORECLOSURE MUST SELLi $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 at MLW #GGV1llS $368,000.
"MHRABELLA" 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 $99,900.
GREEN TURTLE CAY
"COCONUT BEACH" 63,815 s. 1.465 Acre- Prime beach
front lot secluded beach cove on north end-driveway in place and previously
approved building plans available OTVI 172 NEW $675,000.
"PL4YING 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. #GTV1008 BRING OFFERS -$325,000.
"NO NAME CAY PARCELS" 1. One Acre +/- 345' of
Atlantic shoreline $159,000.2. One Acre +/- 250' of Atlantic Shoreline
3. One and a Half Acres +/- 525' of Atlantic Shoreline. #NCVI 188
"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 UNJ)ER CONTRACT
"SEABREEZE" 14,960 s.f 0.343 Acre close to ocean beach
clubs & town. #GTV1173 $145,000.
"COCO BAYBREEZE" Prime building site .2699 Acre -
DockAccess Beach Access. #GTV1007 $47,500.
MAN-O-WAR CAY
"SUMMERPIACE" 10,719 s.f. 0.246 Acre Primne build-
ing site over 150' of Sea of Abaco frontage private dock-
fabulous Sea of Abaco views. #MWV 1082- $233,000.
MOORE'S ISLAND
"WILLAL4MS TRACT" 400 Acres 9,147' of Shoreline -
Approx. 2 miles to deep water Utilities Close to Castaway Cay
#SAV 1171 $12,270,000.
TREASURE CAY
"ANCHORAGE ESTATES" 14,250 s.f 0.327 Acre -
Corner Lot centrally located golf course beach access Treasure
Cay Marina.#TCV 1174-MOTIVATED SELLER-BRING OFFERS$130,000.
"SAND BANKS CREEK" LOTS 4&5- #4 1.120 Acres -
97.42' on the creek. #5 1.155 Acres 100.92' on the creek. Both
lots creek to highway near Treasure Cay, #CAV 1182 $89,500.
"BAKERS CREEK" 17 Lots 10,567 16,031s.f. paved
roads underground utilities water access beach/commons area-
panoramic views $646.00 per month bank financing to qualified
buyers with 10%down. #ACVII80 $55,000.a lot







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Marcellus Roberts
Broker


Everett Pinder
Sales Associate


Treasure Cay Properties Offered by Treasure Cay Specialists
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MARINA/CANAL PROPERTIES


ATLANTIS
221 7 2bed/ 2bath, second level, end unit.
Beautiful decorated furnished. 12'ft wide dock
space, directly in front of condo.
$440,825 + 8.5% closing
"DOLPHIN HOUSE"
Comfortable, well designed, fully furnished CBS
home has 2 bed/ 2 baths with large kitchen/
living/dining room facing deep water canal.
Includes dock
REDUCED $649,000 + 8.5% closing
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! $1,725,000 + 8.5% closing
PALM BAY
Unit 3 Located on Anchorage Estates. Fully
furnished. Lower level 4 bed/ 31V bath attached
garage.
REDUCED $744,25 plus purchasers closing
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 REDUCED $950,000 + 8.5%
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.
$399,000 +8.5% closing


ROYAL PALM
2333 2 bed/ 2 bath lower unit with marina
view. 12ft. Boat slip with 12,000lb lift. Never
rented. $601,125 +8.5% closing
2481 Phase II, upper unit 3 bed/ 3bath fully
furnished with 1 7' wide slip.
$498,075 + 8.5% closing
"CANAL'S END"
Located on Galleon bay canal this real "island
living rustic home" comprises two storeys with
2980 combined sq. ft. Upper level 2 bed/2 bath
office/3 bed option. Fully furnished. Lower level
closed in presently garage/work shop. "Seeing is
believing." Many other features.
$503,800 + 8.5% closing
BRIGANTINE BAY
Deel Water Canal, $314,875 + 8.5% closing

OTHER
Lot 10, Block 182 16,660 sq. ft. steps from the
beach $235,000 + 8.5%
Lot 13, Block #174, 11,452 sq ft 80'Canal Front
Potential Development Property
6.667 acres on S.C Bootle Highway between
Treasure Cay and T.C airport. Running from
highway north to the sea. 180' on the water
front and 165' roadside, 1500' road to water.
Prime property that can be subdivided, commer-
cial and housing/condos or subdivide into lots,
commercial and residential.
$396,975 Full Gross EXC
Garage/Storage Unit 21' 6" x 11' 6" REDUCED
$36,900 + 1/2 of Stamp Tax and own legal fees.


BEACH PROPERTIES
BEACH VILLAS
#583 Not only a 2 bed/2 bath unit but an entire room ad-
dition creating a living room area which allows a full dining
space. Another feature is a large screened-in porch.
REDUCED $429,275 + 8.5% closing
#648 2 bed/2 bath Garden Villa located in the popular resi-
dential community of Beach Villa Subdivision, a short walk
to the pool and the world famous Treasure Cay beach.
REDUCED $286,250 + 8.5% closing
BAHAMA BEACH CLUB
Luxury Condominium project on Treasure Cay Beach 3
bed/ 3 bath/Den/Lanai/onsite pool and many other features.
Starting at $907,500 + 14% closing
Resale 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% closing
DREAM POINT
Special CBS split level home located on a corner lot
near "The Point" with two choices of direct beach access.
Upper level has master bedroom with ensuite bath plus
two guest bedrooms and bath. On the split level there is the
main entry into a large open living/dining area, modern
well equipped kitchen. All rooms open onto a wrap-around
partially covered deck overlooking the garden. Ground level
has an extra large garage/ workshop with lots of storage.
REDUCED $744,250 + 8.5% closing
OCEAN VILLA
2 bed/ 2 bath villa facing garden and pool are. Tropical
privacy hedge offers real home atmosphere. Steps from the
beach. Fully furnished. Many special features.
REDUCED $354,975 + 8.5% closing
ROYAL POINCIANA TOWNHOUSES
On-site pool and tennis, newly completed luxury townhouse
units directly on Treasure Cay beach each totaling 3 bed/
4 1/2 baths plus loft bedroom/den. Ground floor garage,,
2 bed/ 2 baths with ocean front patio, First floor open
concept living/dining/kitchen plus master bedroom suite,
all ocean views with patio/balcony Lotf bedroom/den with
ocean view. Price is MLS $2,075,000 + 8.5% closing
THE COTTAGES
Now the newest ocean front development on Treasure Cay
beach comprising 10 individual luxury units.
Starting at $595,000 + 12%
TREASURE HOUSE
Ocean front luxury octagonal units with lagoon/pool/wa-
terfall. Good rental potential. Unit #7 Two storey 2 bed/ 2
bath home.
REDUCED MLS $350,000 + 8.5%
TRIDENT/TURQUIOSE 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 + 8.5% 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/ util-
ity. Apartment annex 1bed/ 1 bed, living kitchen, enclosed
patio. Plus! Plus! Plus! MLS $755,000 + 8.5% closing

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


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


VACANT LOTS

SALE! SALE! SALE!

17.5% DISCOUNT ON ALL TREASURE CAY

SINGLE FAMILY LOTS
Casuarina Beach Estates Golf Course Galleon Bay Estates
Brigantine Bay Estates Windward Beach Estates


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The Abaconian


Section B


LUXURY HOMES CONDOS PRIVATE ISLANDS *


BEACHFRONT PROPERTIES RENTALS PROPERTY MANAGEMENT APPRAISALS


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CROSSING BEACH $595,000/$695,000
Luxurious and affordable, 2 and 3
bdrm waterfront condos with pool.
Ref. AS11055/AS10903/AS10904


GREAT CISTERN $299,000
This triplex is an excellent income
producing property. Ref. AS11634
MARSH HARBOUR $249,000
Spacious 4 bdrm, 3 bath home in Lit-
tle Orchard. Ref. AS11761
MARSH HARBOUR $248,000
Delightful 2 bdrm, 2 bath upper level
unit. Ref. AS11281
MARSH HARBOUR $190,000
7,630 sq. ft. canal lot in the gated
Great Abaco Club community. Low-
est price ever! Ref. AS10731













SCHOONER BAY $2,100,000
Traditional, Bahamian harbour vil-
lage with a 18,530 sq. ft. beachfront
lot plus 'to-be-built' 4 bdrm, 3 bath
luxury home. Ref. AS11766
WINDING BAY $500,000
Unique 17,000 sq. ft. lot perched high
on a cliff captures dramatic views of
the ocean. Ref. AS11263
BUSTIC BIGHT $149,000
56,604 sq. ft open zoned lot in a high
traffic location has endless develop-
ment opportunities. Ref. AS11488
BAHAMA PALM SHORES $22,500
Affordable, 10,000 sq. ft. lots in an
up-and-coming neighbourhood near
the beach. Ref. AS11739/AS11740


CASUARINA POINT $184,000
New Price! Renovated inside and
out, this 2 bdrm home is tastefully
furnished and just steps from the
beach and boat ramp. Ref. AS11775


NIGH CREEK $249,000
New Price! 0.376 acres with 65 ft. of
waler frontage. Ref. AS11743
WHITE SOUND $199,000
15,500 sq. ft. beachfront lot just
south of Abaco Inn. Ref. AS11702











LITTLE POINT $75,000
8,709 sq. ft. building lot near the is-
land's best beach. Ref. PS10614


GILLAM STREET
Under Contract!
3,842 sq. ft. lot.


$299,000
2 bdrm home on a
Ref. AS11692


NORTH END $170,000
13,005 sq. ft. properly is two lots
away from beach and near the com-
munity dock. Ref. AS11694

ILUJ E QU CARTER


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SEAVIEW SUBDIVISION $165,500
20,114 sq. ft. hilltop lots with water
views and dock slip. Ref. AS11581
SEAVIEW SUBDIVISION $125,000
19,338 sq. ft. lot is well elevated and
enjoys views of the sea and dock
slip. Ref. AS11569


SUMNER ESTATE $4,500,000
63 acres with over 6,000 ft. of water
frontage is ideal for an estate or de-
velopment. Ref. AS11783


LONG BAY $795,000
New Price! 2 bdrm cottage on 1.44
acres. Ref. AS11322
GILLIAM BAY $1,165,000
One-of-a-kind, 3 bdrm home with
Sea of Abaco views. Ref. AS11746
BLACK SOUND $825,000
3 bdrm, Key-West style home at Lee-
ward Yacht Club. Ref. AS11408


NEW PLYMOUTH $643,500
4 bdrm sea view home plus garage
and bonus room. Ref. ASl1511


BOAT HARBOUR $1,390,000
43,560 sq. ft. property offers a 6
bdrm waterfront home. Ref. AS10945
BAKER'S BAY $4,250,000
1.14 beach acres at Baker's Bay
Golf & Ocean Club. Ref. AS11503











GREAT GUANA CAY $175,000
20,424 sq. ft. ocean view lot with
beach access. Ref. AS10624
DOLPHIN BEACH ESTATES $165,000
18,200 sq. ft. lot on a hillside with
views of the Atlantic. Ref. AS11722
DOLPHIN BEACH ESTATES $149,000
25,703 sq. ft. lot offers panoramic
sea views. Ref. AS11639
SHIPWRECK SUBD. $70,000
6,811 sq. ft. sea view lot has dock
and beach access. Ref. AS10891


OCEAN RIDGE ESTATES $89,500
New Price! 7,723 sq. ft. ocean and
bay view lot. Ref. AS11764
GREAT CISTERN $76,500
30,000 sq. ft. hilltop lot situated near
to the Sea of Abaco has utilities
available. Ref. AS10866


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'GULLY'S ROOST'* MARSH HARBOUR E

New Exclusive! On a quiet cul-de-sac Ilis warrm and cozy, 2 bdrm, 2 oarh liome is 1asielulily ,
furnished and n:.ovs open ii.-inq and large ouldoor spaces perfeci for enierlaininq.
LEAH PINDER. 242.577.6764. leah@hgchristie.com---
$399,000. Ref. AS11821 -


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LUKKAI SPLIT ROCK $795,000
15 acres on the Sea of Abaco has
excellent elevations and 630 ft. of
water frontage. Ref. AS11554



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ROYAL PALM $450,000
Furnished 2 bdrm condo. Ref.AS11777
GALLEON BAY $299,000
12,000 sq. ft. canal lot. Ref. AS11705


JOE'S CAY $2,225,000
30 acre Private Island has beaches
stretching 1,500 ft., and possibilities
for a marina. Ref. AS10800
BASIN HARBOUR CAY $194,500
8 acre parcel on secluded cay is the
perfect getaway. Ref. AS10897













MARSH HARBOUR $3,800/month
Exceptional 4 bdrm home is fur-
nished and pure luxury.
Sleeps 8 Ref. AR10619

MARSH HARBOUR $2,200/month
Fully equipped 2 bdrm condo over-
looks pool and tennis courts.
Sleeps 6 Ref. AR106ZO0

MARSH HARBOUR $3,000/week
Private 2 bdrm vacation villa cap-
tures picture-perfect views.
Sleeps 4 Ref. AR10607

GREEN TURTLE CAY $1,500/week
Prime 2 bdrm waterfront dock house
on Black Sound.
Sleeps 6 Ref. AR10616











HOPE TOWN $980/week
Charming, intimate and conveniently
located in the heart of Hope Town is
this 1 bdrm rental.
Sleeps 4. Ref. AR10610


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Mr. Clarke noted that he was an alum-
nus of COB. The college was established
in 1974 and presently is undergoing a tran-
sition from college to university status. He
commented on how the college just reno-
vated the dormitory in Nassau, recently
completed a state-of-the-art library at the
Oakes Field campus and constructed a new
campus on Grand Bahama.
Mr. Clarke informed the students of the
many opportunities and benefits of attend-
ing COB. Students inquired about COB's
student life, housing availability, athletic
scholarships, clubs and degree majors.
Mr. Clarke reviewed the COB application


with the students, reinforcing the applica-
tion deadline and entry requirements. He
stated that the Ministry of Education and
the Ministry of Health conducts interviews
prior to enrollment.
Furthermore, for secondary education
majors the standardized requirements are
five BGCSE passes including Math and
English with C and above. However, nurs-
es, specialized teachers and primary edu-
cators are required to have five BGCSE's
with B and above passes including Math,
English and a science subject. Monthly
stipends are awarded in the education and
nursing degree programs.
Additionally, one of the college's main
focuses is to attract gifted athletes by pro-


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viding financial assistance, especially for
basketball, track & field, soccer and vol-
leyball. Unfortunately, Mr. Clarke said
that persons traveling from the Family Is-
lands may have to live with family mem-
bers or share an apartment with friends
due to the limited housing availability at
the COB dormitory.
Those involved in the Bahamas Mari-
time Cadet program at S.C. Bootle High
asked about a maritime program being of-
fered in fall 2012. Mr. Clarke assured the
students that the program will be offered at
COB in conjunction with Suny Maritime
College in New York.
Upon concluding the session, he said
that he looked forward to seeing them at
the College of The Bahamas.


Central Abaco Primary
hold awards ceremony
By Samantha V. Evans
Nineteen students from the 2010-11
school year were presented with awards
for making a 3.8 GPA and above. The
awards ceremony was held on November
28. Before the awards were given out, stu-
dents from each grade level performed an
item and these presentations included the
school choir that sang I Believe I Can Fly.
They did a superb job under the direction
of Shanderia McKenzie, the music teacher.
Helen Simmons-Johnson, Abaco's Ed-
ucation Superintendent, spoke briefly tell-
ing parents that they have a lot to be proud
Please see School Page 20


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These students of Central Abaco Primary School were recognized and received certifi-
cates for earning a 3.8 GPA in the last school year, 2010-2011. The school is the largest
on Abaco with an enrolment of over 800 students. Abaco's new Education Superintendent
is at the top right.


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schools, national and international partners our success would be limited


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fishermen,


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of as these children have done well. She
encouraged them to let their children read
more books and ensure that they have the
tools needed to always be at their best. If
parents do this, then soon a sea of honor
t-shirts will fill the assembly pavilion on
honors day. She challenged the children to
do their best so that this day of recognition
and award giving can continue to get better
and better.
Students with a 3.0 to 3.49 GPA made
the honor roll, those making a 3.50 to a
3.79 GPA were recognized most out-
standing. Those most improved were also
awarded. Honor roll students received a
certificate and bumper sticker, those on the
vice principal's list received a certificate,
trophy and bumper sticker, the most im-
proved and most outstanding students re-
ceived a certificate and those making the


principal's list received a certificate, tro-
phy and bumper sticker.
Students deliver food
for Thanksgiving
By Mirella Santillo
The Interact Club and Anchor Club
of St. Francis de Sales joined to conduct
a food drive in the school and deliver 16
boxes to older and needy people.
A group of 13 Anchors and 15 Interac-
tors took boxes to individuals and charity
organizations on November 24, Thanks-
giving Day in the United States.
The first stop was at Heal our Land
where Catherine Knowles, Lovely Reck-
ley, Angie Collie and other volunteers
accepted the parcels saying that they had
been wondering that very day how to feed
the many children who apparently go with-
out meals except those donated by their
organization.


The next stop was at the home of Mr.
Lockart in Murphy Town, and last, the
reminder of the boxes were taken to the
office of Social Services where Charlamae








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Fernander received the boxes.
The Interact Club President, Quitel
Please see School Page 22


Members of the Interact Club and the Anchor Club of St. Francis de Sales School col-
lected food for the need and delivered it on Thanksgiving. Here they are giving boxes to
Heal Our Land, a group that works in Central Abaco helping the needy.


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Charleton, explained to the recipients
that the students felt fortunate to celebrate
Thanksgiving and wanted to make sure
other people would have enough food on
their table.
Facility managers
prepare for national
examinations
By Canishka Alexander
Proving that it is never too late or that
you are never too old to learn, Principal
Huel Moss of S.C. Bootle High School ex-
citedly announced during the first week of
December that all of the school's facility
managers will be attempting at least one
BJC or BGCSE examination this school
year.


Several teachers have volunteered to as-
sist during school and after school with in-
dividual and group classes so that they will
be well prepared for the upcoming exami-
nations. Mr. Moss explained that the jani-
tresses, yard man and the security staff are
committed to educational excellence. With
that in mind, they expect to be successful
come June 2012.
"The S. C. Bootle family wishes them
all the best," Mr. Moss said.
Anchor Club prepares
lunch for ECC students
By Canishka Alexander
Students from St. Francis de Sales
School's Anchor Club continued the
school's annual tradition of providing
Thanksgiving lunch to the students of Ev-
ery Child Counts. Led by 2011-2012 An-
chor Club President Glen Fernander, the


members delivered lunch to ECC students
shortly after noon on Nov.24. The Anchor
Club students were assisted by their advi-
sor Cecil Simon and Barbara Williams of
the Dept. of Social Services.
Fernander explained that ECC is their
sister school, but more importantly, the
luncheon was a way of allowing them to
give back to others. The Thanksgiving
meal was the first project undertaken by
the Anchor Club members, and they were
able to serve approximately 27 students.
ECC currently has 106 students en-
rolled; however, lunch was provided for
the platinum students, who'd earned the
title through character development and by
helping others.


S.C. Bootle celebrates
Awards Day
By Canishka Alexander
Once again the students and staff of
S.C. Bootle High School invited com-
munity stakeholders to attend their annual
Awards and Thanksgiving service on No-
vember 18. The event was sponsored by
Treasure Cay Hotel Resort & Marina.
Abaco's Education Superintendent,
Helen Simmons-Johnson, delivered the
Thanksgiving message. She provided a list
of those persons who should be thanked
on a regular basis, but are often over-
Please see School Page 23


S.C. Bootle donates Thanksgiving items
In preparation for
their Thanksgiving
and Awards Ceremo-
ny on Novemberl 8,
students of S.C. Boo-
tie High School were ,
asked to bring in food
items for the annual.
service. According to
Principal Huel Moss,
the students donated a J
total of seven boxes of
food. Two were given
to the Pilot Club of
Abaco. The other five "
boxes were donated to
the Department of So
cial Services of North
Abaco to assist those in need in the various communities of Abaco. Mr. Moss said, "The
students and staff of S.C. Bootle High School consider it a privilege to be able help our
brothers and sisters in the true spirit of giving."


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School From Page 22
looked like our parents, teachers, students
and even God. Mrs. Johnson concluded by
reminding the students to be the best that
they can be.
During his remarks, Principal Huel
Moss told students that he was privileged
to give thanks and reward them for their
hard work over the past year. He was espe-
cially grateful to Treasure Cay Marina for
ongoing support of the school. Mr. Moss
expressed gratitude on having acquired a


new religious knowledge teacher at the
school.
As he rounded up his address, Mr. Moss
shared why it is important to be grateful
for what we have, and he encouraged the
students to give the gift of love to others.
The service included an awards ceremo-
ny for the students.
Toward the end of the service, Mr. Moss
excitedly announced that the 2011 Valedic-
torian, Keyvonne Lopez, had achieved the
highest results for Grand Bahama and the
Family Islands in the BGCSE mathematics


Prefects are sworn in at S.C. Bootle


On November 14 S.C. Bootle High School held its annual prefect installation, and ac-
cording to Principal Huel Moss, prefects from Grade 10 as well as Grades 11 and 12
were given badges as they were officially sworn in. The prefects were blessed and given
a charge by Bishop Cedric Bullard of New Life Ministries Church in Cooper's Town.
Following the brief ceremony, the students were escorted to the conference room of Dis-
trict Education Office where the students were exhorted to be exemplary leaders at their
schools by convincing their friends to follow the rules as opposed to forcing them to.


examination.
Cyber students
participate in cleanup
By Canishka Alexander
Earlier in the fall students at Cyber
Learning Center participated in the 2011
International Coastal Cleanup, which is
an annual event that encourages the global
community to take care of the marine en-
vironment. This initiative is carried out
through the cleaning of the coastline and
in raising awareness about healthy marine
systems.
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teacher, many schools, churches and civ-
ic groups work to observe such a worthy
cause, and the students and staff of Cyber
took on the role with "energy and great en-
thusiasm."
He said they covered about two miles by
cleaning road sides from the present school
site to the Marsh Harbour International
Airport and then on to the new school site
along the Ernest Dean Highway.
"All students including kindergarten
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School From Page 23
lasted about two hours," Cooper ex-
plained. "During that short period about
three truckloads of debris were collected


and properly disposed of. The most com-
mon items were building materials and al-
coholic beverage bottles."
As he reflected on the school's efforts,
Mr. Cooper said that it is hoped that the
cleanup sent a message to the community


about respecting our natural resources, and
protecting them for our benefit and that of
future generations.
GGYA members walks
for Bronze Award
By Rashida Murray
Proudly, students of S.C. Bootle High
School belonging to the Governor Gen-
eral' Youth Award program walked along
the highway tying ribbons in commemo-
ration of AIDS awareness. The six-mile
walk from Black Wood to the school cam-
pus was on November 26. Curlain Coak-
ley, an advisor, made sure late students
got to the starting point. Twenty-five stu-
dents and two advisors, Pamela Moss and
Diane Facey, who successfully completed
the walk. They were assisted by Rudolph
Kawalram, the program facilitator at S.C.
Bootle High, who drove along beside the


group providing them with extra ribbons
and drinking water.
Upon arrival at S.C. Bootle High cam-
pus a hearty lunch was served. After lunch
a non-strenuous exercise ensued to build
the GGYA students' skill level. The stu-
dents were engaged in erecting and dis-
mantling a tent. They were shown the
proper way to fold and bag the tent.
The students were relieved to complete
the walk which equaled three months' rec-
reation. They are enthusiastic about the
program and expressed sincere apprecia-
tion to have received the assistance of the
advisors who happily walked six miles
with them. A student reports she could not
have successfully completed the task had
it not been for those teachers who came to
her aid on her journey. The event was an
accomplishment for everyone.


Students of 5.C. ootte 1ign cSchool who Oelong to the (GGYA youth program made a six-
mile hike, all the -*ilh' attaching red it', /,,. in trees along the away to commemorate
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December 15, 2011 The Abaconian Section B Page 25


Government is undertaking a

job and skill training initiative


By Mirella Santillo
Series of workshops aimed at training
people to better perform in their place
of employment and to develop skills that
will keep them employed have been tak-
ing place since October in Marsh Harbour
and in Cooper's Town. The trainees were
promised to be placed in a job for one year
at the end of the program.
Two back to back sessions were offered
in Cooper's Town in October. A group of
56 people each time, composed of retirees,
unemployed adults and high school gradu-
ates participated, enticed by the prospect of
employment.


The third and final session for Central
Abaco was held at the Anglican Parish Hall
during the week of November 21 to the 25.
The program called Keys to Workplace
Success wad held as an orientation prior to
job placement, explained Simmone Bowe-
Mullings, who was an instructor for one
of the session in Cooper's Town and sev-
eral in Marsh Harbour. A trainer from
Freeport, was the presenter for the second
workshop in Cooper's Town. Both had
been trained in Nassau on a facilitators'
program.
Mrs. Mullings explained that the topics
covered were the same in both locations.


The prospective employees had to master
topics ranging from goal setting and pro-
fessionalism to time management and pos-
itive attitude. They had to take part in a fi-
nal assignment consisting of a two-minute
presentation on what they had learned and
how they will use it.
The program was supported by private
sector companies and by many govern-
ment agencies.
At the end of one year, the employees
may be able to continue working, depend-
ing on their work performance and the
need for their services, or be terminated.


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December 15, 2011


Faith Walk From Page 1

church" to emphasize the importance of
the church of God being alive and well.
Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Hubert
A. Ingraham, brought humor and raised
memories in his account of the church his-
tory. He noted that the original Church of
God was wooden which was replaced by a
concrete edifice on the waterfront. Mr. In-
graham commented on how the Church of
God taught him to have a social conscience
and respect for the young and old. He
credited the Church of God for develop-
ing the impetus and character he has today
because he was taught to take responsibil-
ity for his actions. He concluded by saying
the present church is rightly named Faith
Walk Church of God considering how far
it has come over 97 years and he expressed
gratitude for all it has have done for the


community.
Special remarks were brought by Sis-
ter Iva McIntosh, Pastor Allan Mills of
Ebenezer Baptist Church, Pastor Burnell
Parker of Revival Time Pentecostal in Fox
Town and Administrator Cephas Cooper.
The service climaxed with a sincere
sermon by Bishop John Humes, Adminis-
trative Bishop of the Church of God, who
appealed to the church membersto seek
divine revelation and spiritual baptism to
continue onward. He emphasized that the
church already has the resources and the
people who are spiritually connected. His
charge to the pastor, elders and members
of Faith Walk Church of God was to be
available and to prove faithful even as the
predecessors were faithful.
Since the initial launch of the Pente-

Please see Faith Walk Page 27


The Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham returned to the church he attended in his youth in
his home town for the 97th anniversary of its founding. He is greeting a friend, Pastor
Tinker. On the left are Administrator Cephas Cooper, Insp. Butler and Kevin McIntosh
of the Abaco Housing Office.


SIs diversification the cay?


By Jason Inskip
Prior to 2008, before those pesky bankers lost all our
money at the spin of their own roulette wheel, Green
Turtle Cay had a pretty fine tourist trade. Families and
honeymooners flocked to these shores in a seasonal mi-
gration, as regular as the tides. But now, it seems that it
is hard to find a business that has two pennies to
rub together, let alone two honeymooners.
On the other hand, here on Green Turtle cj
Cay, there are precious signs of small business
life springing from adversity and let's face it,
wouldn't it be great to hear some good news for
a change?
Barefoot Homes is a perfect example. It is
a small business that is making a real fist of it,
despite the hurricanes and the recession.
Robin and David Phillips recently split
away from the family-owned Bluff House re-
sort. They now have their own, independent
vacation rental business, managing some of the
finest luxury rental properties on GTC. Both
of them were 15 years in hotel management
before they left the resort, so they understand
the 'sweet spot' that exists between the laid-
back, gorgeously easy island life and the level
of efficient service that we all love to see.
It's really hard to define, but Robin and Da-
vid manage it with ease. To such an extent that
their business is growing, against the current
trend, you might say.


"Right now, tourism is not just about excellent qual-
ity of service. It's also about value for money," says
Robin. She has piercing blue eyes, energy and intelli-
gence sharp as a tack. "I know we have some of the fin-
est properties on the islands, but we have to make sure
that all our guests have an unforgettable experience,
every time. We would like to have a few more high-end
properties to look after but not too many, because we
need to look after every tiny detail."
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behind. But is that only the reason why they are swim-
ming so well against the current economic tide?
Of course, it isn't. If it were that simple, we would
all be doing it.
Just outside the Barefoot Homes offices, there are
furtive glances between hungry customers. Shhhh.
Don't tell a soul...because David's produce is nearly
ready to be harvested.
And, no, in case you were wondering, they are not
illegal. Infinitely better than that, David is growing
gourmet salads, herbs and tomatoes of such astonishing
quality that could easily grace the best markets in
Europe. The secret is in the science of hydropon-
S ics...the ability to grow, without soil...which is a
long story better left, perhaps, for another day.
Here on GTC, David has created row-upon-
row of gloriously scented basil, cilantro, heir-
loom tomatoes, watercress and other green
produce, far too many to mention. To the
jaded palates of foodies all over the Abacos,
he may just as well have created the Hanging
Gardens of Babylon because he has a customer
list as long as your arm and just as profitable.
So, is diversification a possible answer for
small businesses in the Abacos?
Given a recession as deep and awful as this
one, this appears to be a business strategy that
is working, at least on Green Turtle Cay. It
seems that in these days of austerity measures,
as politicians like to say, there is a mantra,
saying that we need to cut costs, cut staff, cut
overheads....cut, cut, cut.
But, as Robin and David say, "No. We
need to grow in more ways than one."


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December 15, 2011


The Abaconian Section B Page 27


Faiath Walk From Page 26
costal movement in the Cooper's Town
District by Rev. John A. Lowe of Green
Turtle Cay and Rev. Milton Padget in
1914, five pastors have stood at the helm
of the present Faith Walk Church of God.
They were Bishop W.R. Franks, the first
resident pastor and native of Green Turtle
Cay, succeeded by Rev. David (Davie)
Russell, succeeded by Rev. Joseph Saun-
ders, succeeded by Rev. Calvin Saunders
whose 34 years of tenure has so far estab-
lished him as the longest presiding pastor,
succeeded by the present Bishop Archilaus
Cooper of 27 years. The church is "still
standing" as the theme for the 97th Church
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Dear Papa,
1 am glad that God has blessed you to see another Christmas.
Just wanted to let you know how proud 1 am ofyou and all of-what you have
accomp wished in your [fe.
As you know, Christmas time is very special to me and it made me feel so good
when 1 got to watch you light this year's Christmas tree. You deserved this honor.
Over the years, you have shown the Abaco community the same love that you
have shown yourfamily. To see the community give back to you and watch you
light the tree, it brought tears to my eyes.
Papa, as your favorite, you know you have always meant a lot to me, and you
are the perfect role model to all who know you.
Christmas is a time to appreclatefamily and during this holiday season, 1 want
you to know how much l ove you, how much you mean to me and 1 want to wish
you a Merry Christmas and a Healthy and Prosperous New Year!
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December 15, 2011


By Canishka Alexander
Abaco's Fisheries Superintendent, Jer-
emie Saunders, gave an update on several
matters that have taken place in his depart-
ment recently.
In relation to persons caught in posses-
sion of undersized crawfish or the use of
illegal apparatus, there have been about
16 to18 people caught. At least 10 of
them were brought before the court to be
charged and fined since the season began.
The fines ranged from $250 to $5,000.
"Before, the maximum fine for breaking
fisheries law was $3,000, but as of July 5,
2011, that has been amended to the amount
of $5,000," Mr. Saunders explained. I


was recently told that there were two per-
sons charged before the court, and they
were actually fined $5,000. So my hats off
to the Magistrate who levied those fines."
"Enforcement is ongoing," Mr. Saun-
ders said. "You would have seen in recent
weeks the weather hasn't been the best
when it comes to sea patrols, but we are
going to do our endeavour best to get out
on the sea to protect our valuable marine
resources."
December 1 began the close of grouper
season, which continues until February 29,
2012. All groupers caught within this time
period by commercial and recreational
fisherman for the purpose of selling them


must be brought into Marine Resources for
identification. Mr. Saunders said the best
way to identify the Nassau grouper is by
the black spot or "saddle" that is located
near its tail.
Finally, Mr. Saunders said a final meet-
ing was held with Asst. Fisheries Super-
intendents Wayne Cornish, Ishman Wil-
liams, Leon Pinder and Carroll Laing
along with Mr. Saunders on November 16
to discuss issues that they are confronted
with on the island. The community will
hear more from them moving forward be-
cause our marine resources are our most
valuable resources.


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Police reminder to motorists: Obey the speed limits.

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Marsh Harbour Community Library.
Al-Anon in Marsh Harbour meets by
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The AA group in Hope Town meets
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The community of Abaco is booming
and in keeping with the population in-
crease and the increased business activity
on the island, the College of The Bahamas
through its Centre for Continuing Educa-
tion & Extension Services has announced
the appointment of Julieth Stuart-McCaf-
ferty to serve as a part-time coordinator to
spearhead its operations on Abaco.
Mrs. McCafferty comes to the College
of The Bahamas with a wealth of knowl-
edge in program planning, training, re-


cruitment, marketing, communications and
public relations. She holds an advanced de-
gree in Human Resource Management and
a BA in Liberal Arts.
The College of the Bahamas is in the
process of locating office space on Abaco
where Mrs. McCafferty will meet pro-
spective students, lecturers and other in-
terested persons after working hours or
by appointment. Once determined, classes
will be held at Abaco Central High School
after work hours on weekdays and speci-


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coordinator for Abaco


fled times as
needed on
weekends.
Persons
with an in-
terest in a
particular
course or
who would
like to be
considered Julieth Stuart McCafferty
as an instructor can contact Mrs. McCaf-
ferty at 533-2240 anytime after 5 p.m. on
weekdays and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on
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Casuarina Point, tastefully furnished 3 bed 2
bath house, central air, beach views, 15 mins
from Marsh Harb. $1,200/mon. Ph. 367-2431


Green Turtle Cay, (2) 3 bed, 2 bath Town-
houses on the Sea of Abaco with excellent
views & spectacular sunsets. $7,000/mo for
both units, yearly lease. Call 561-249-4003
Hope Town, Specialist. A collection of upscale
homes with pools, private docks, etc., ideal
for special occasions, reunions, honeymoons.
Hope Town Hideaways 242-366-0224 or
www.hopetown. com
Marsh Harbour, 1 bed, 1 bath apt. Central
Marsh Harbour, off of Stede Bonnet Rd. Fur-
nished, $700 mo. First, last and security re-
quired. Call 357-6883
Marsh Harbour, Sky Developers 2 bed/I
bath, furnished, with A/C, washer and drier,
water included, $1100/mo. Call Mrs. Green
at 367-2660
Marsh Harbour, 2 bed, 2 bath, 1,200 s/f apt,
$1,000/mo AND a 2 bed 1 bath apt, $900/mo.
Both are furnished, central A/C, washer &
dryer and dishwasher. Located Little Orchard
sub-division. Call 367-3186


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Marsh Harbour, Gov Sub apt, 2 bed/2 bath,
central A/C, newly renovated, fully furnished.
Serious inquiries call 9-5 367-2951 or 577-
5086 after 5 p.m
Marsh Harbour, Two 2 bed apartments,
fully furnished with modem furnishings, A/C,
water included. Quiet & secure central loca-
tion. Ample parking. $1,000/m. Call 367-2598
Marsh Harbour, 1,200 sq. ft. 2 bed, 2 bath,
fully furnished washer & dryer, A/C, har-
bour views, near restaurants. $1,250/mo. Call
376-2252
Marsh Harbour, Pelican Shores, water view,
3 bed, 2 bath, furnished, 1,500sf, inground
pool, SF home, avail Jan 1, non-smoker only,
pet ok, private street, annual lease US $2,000.
Call 561-248-1097 or email: waterlabs@att.net
Marsh Harbour, Sweeting's Village, 2 bed,
2 bath apartment, fully furnished. Generator.
Call 367-2337 or 577-5272
Treasure Cay, 2 bed, 2 bath unfurnished villa.
Also for rent on Ocean Blvd 2 bed, 1.5 bath
beach cottage, fully furnished, A/C & W/D.
Call 365-4105.


Treasure Lay, Charming 3 bed 2 bath 1800 sq.
ft. canal front home with tropical decor, pool,
dockage for two boats and only a two min. walk
to Treasure Cay's world renown beach. $2800/
month for 12 month lease. Call 242-477-5056
or 843-278-0277 www.treasurecayrentals.com

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bath, office & den for $3,800/month for 12
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Office Space Available, extra large two room
office space with bathroom. New Home Fab-
rics building, Don McKay Blvd. $600 per
month. Serious inquires only. Call Nakia at
367-6003



Bahama Palm Shores, lot for sale, 100' x
150', at main entrance, water well complete
and ready for BEC. $36,000. Call 458-1144
Baker's Creek Lot# 42 (12,000 sq. ft.) Ap-
praised value $67,000. Subdivision has paved
roads, underground utilities, a community
water supply, street lights, fire hydrants and
beach access. Call 454-8264, 475-1556 or
367-3604.
Cherokee Hill Top, lot # 16, approximately
10,000 square feet. Call 357-6883
Elbow Cay's Best Houses and Land, rentals
and sales. Hope Town Hideaways. Call 242-
366-0224 or fax 242-366-0434. On the internet
at www.hopetown.com
Little Abaco, 6.25 acre waterfront lot in north
Abaco. REDUCED to $45,000. A GREAT
DEAL! Call 366-0797 or 242-427-5316


Marsh Harbour, 4,000 sq. ft. triplex for
sale with harbour view. Near Boat Harbour.
$495,000. Call 376-2252
Treasure Cay, Canal Lot, well protected. 90'
on the canal and 137' to the road. Lot features
a rare elevated ridge 9' above water mark.
Lot has dock and davits. No Brokers or Real
Estate inquires welcomed. Call 365-8117 or
email: billyd4558@yahoo.com


Treasure Cay Canal front property with
111' dock, boat lift, davits, & cleaning station.
REDUCED TO $349,000. Call 305-245-6043
or hquinl902@gmail.com
Treasure Cay, Ocean Blvd, comer lot, 200
ft of frontage, 10,440 sq.ft. Great Location.
REDUCED to $95,000. Call 365-8349
Treasure Cay- Beach Villa #646. Near Beach,
pool, marina, & stores. 3 BR 2 BA, complete
remodel in 2008, 50% bigger, $330,000 Net to
seller. Brokers welcome. View and contact at
www.blueskyabaco.com
Treasure Cay, Pineapple Point Resort. Ex-
clusive Luxury Waterfront 2 & 3 bedroom
condos with docks. Perfect location at the en-
trance 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
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IBC Travel has launched new service to
Abaco. Beginning last month it has sched-
uled flights to Treasure Cay. IBC Travel
will also be starting a cargo and mail ser-
vice to Abaco. For more information call
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December 15, 2011


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f ON -track and field training


Two coaches from US colleges held sports clinics in Cooper's Town and Murphy Town
on December 2 and 3. They taught techniques for reducing the chance of injuries during
track and field activities. They emphasized good training concepts as well as suggesting
good diet choices. Both coaches were contacted by Whelma Colebrook, Abaco's repre-
sentative of the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture, who is working to build a sports
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day of December. Some were from Central
Abaco, but others had come from as far
as Moore's Island, Green Turtle Cay and
Cooper's Town to take advantage of the
advice and training opportunity imparted
by two visiting coaches from the United
States, during the two hours training held
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a series of exercises aimed at developing the
muscles used in track and field activities in
order to avoid injuries. He found the chil-
dren very receptive. Coach Elliott coaches
all sports but specializes in hurdles and
sprints. He, too, spoke about reinforcing the
right muscles with stretching exercises. He
also instructed the participants about follow-
ing a proper diet to get strong and healthy.
"Eat fish," he advised. "Cut on the rice and
red meat and eat more vegetables."
Local coaches, such as Charles Poitiers,
sports teacher for North Abaco; Wayde
Adderley with Agape Christian School;
Arthur Jones, Abaco Central High School
Principal, as well as Ms. Colebrook, were
present during the training sessions.
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Sports From Page 31
them explained that, by holding the clinic
aimed at preparing the youths for competi-
tion, they were hoping to give back to their
country of birth.
Coach Elliott announced that he wanted
to meet with officials of the Ministry of
Youth, Sports and Culture to find out how
to better help the Family Islands in devel-
oping sports programs.


Police prepare for increased

Christmas activity
The Chief of Police for Abaco, Supt. Various officers will be going about the
Noel Curry, in preparation for the usual community sharing information through
increase in break-ins and thefts that occur the distribution of flyers in communities
as we get closer to Christmas, will be en- and to the business district. The material
gaging in a Christmas drive to inform the will provide the public with tips, and do's
public and give tips to keep everyone safer and don't that will help ensure that they
over the holiday season. don't become victims of crime.


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Dive Compressor, Honda 5.5HP. Complete
with hose, regulators, floats & storage case.
Asking $2,500. Call 475-2807
2 Water Tanks (poly) for sale, 4,000 gal, lo-
cated in Treasure Cay. $2,500 each. Call 305-
245-6043 or email: hquinl902@gmail.com
Fiberglass Water Tank/Cistern, 10,800 gal
capacity, four sections, top access hatch. Di-
mensions 15' diameter, 8' height. Make an
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Full & Part Time Positions for servers and
bartenders with at least three (3) years experi-
ence. Apply at Bahama Beach Club, Treasure
Cay. Phone 242-365-8500 or fax resume to
242-365-8501


Boulders for Sale, approx 4x4x3 ft. Contact
367-2833, 367-5958, 577-6943 or 577-6213.


55" Mitsubishi HD TV, excellent picture,
practically new, perfect for living room or
bedroom, complete with owners manual & all
the cables. Ready to turn on and enjoy.$290
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Eye Exams, Contact Lenses, Steven Friefeld,
Independent Optometrist. Located inside "For
Eyes Optical". We have moved. Visit out
new location at 771 Village Blvd. West Palm
Beach, FL 33409. Call 561-683-2621


Wanted To Buy! Small old wooden dingy
(doesn't need to float), old wooden oars, old
sails, (any size, any condition), old wooden
water skis, old metal floats, and any other old
nautical looking "stuff". Call Stacy 242-458-
3521 or email soldonstacy@hotmail.com

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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,
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or email: billyd4558@yahoo.com





E-Z Loader Boat Trailer, TEZR 25/27, 7000
lbs. Galvanized and in good condition. Asking
$2,800. Call 367-4681
20' Bertram, with cuddy cabin. New every-
thing including stringers and new Allgrip paint.
No Motor. $13,900 OBO. Call 577-0340
21' Contender, all original hull with 225hp,
4-stroke Yamaha. Only 600 hrs. MUST
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Monthly meeting
First Tuesday of Month
Forest Heights Academy
5.30 p.m.


Tropical Souvenirs
Straw Baskets Shirts Hats
Casual Wear Gifts Souvenirs
Androsia Fabric
Located Don MacKay Blvd. and Airport
Phone 367-2431 Marsh Harbour
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CROSSING BEACH $595,000/$695,000
Luxurious and affordable, 2 and 3
bdrm waterfront condos with pool.
Ref. AS11055/AS10903/AS10904


GREAT CISTERN $299,000
This triplex is an excellent income
producing property. Ref. AS11634
MARSH HARBOUR $249,000
Spacious 4 bdrm, 3 bath home in Lit-
tle Orchard. Ref. AS11761
MARSH HARBOUR $248,000
Delightful 2 bdrm, 2 bath upper level
unit. Ref. AS11281
MARSH HARBOUR $190,000
7,630 sq. ft. canal lot in the gated
Great Abaco Club community. Low-
est price ever! Ref. AS10731

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NORTH END $170,000
13,005 sq. ft. property is two lots
away from beach and near the com-
munity dock. Ref. AS11694

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SEAVIEW SUBDIVISION $125,000
19,338 sq. ft. lot is well elevated and
enjoys views of the sea and dock
slip. Ref. AS11569


LUNG BAY $795,UUU
New Price! 2 bdrm cottage on 1.44
acres. Ref. AS11322
GILLIAM BAY $1,165,000
One-of-a-kind, 3 bdrm home with
Sea of Abaco views. Ref. AS11746


NEW PLYMOUTH $643,500
4 bdrm sea view home plus garage
and bonus room. Ref. AS11511


DOLPHIN BEACH ESTATES $149,000
25,703 sq. ft. lot offers panoramic
sea views. Ref. AS11639
SHIPWRECK SUBD. $70,000
6,811 sq. ft. sea view lot has dock
and beach access. Ref. AS10891


GREAT CISTERN $76,500
30,000 sq. ft. hilltop lot situated near
to the Sea of Abaco has utilities
available. Ref. AS10866


LUKKAI SPLIT ROCK $795,000
15 acres on the Sea of Abaco has
excellent elevations and 630 ft. of
water frontage. Ref. AS11554


ROYAL PALM 5450,000
Furnished 2 bdrm condo. Ref.AS11777
GALLEON BAY $299,000
12,000 sq. ft. canal lot. Ref.AS11705


JOE'S CAY $2,225,000
30 acre Private Island has beaches
stretching 1,500 ft., and possibilities
for a marina. Ref. AS10800

BASIN HARBOUR CAY $194,500
8 acre parcel on secluded cay is the
perfect getaway. Ref. AS10897


SCHOONER BAY $2,100,000
Traditional, Bahamian harbour vil-
lage with a 18,530 sq. ft. beachfront
lot plus 'to-be-built' 4 bdrm, 3 bath
luxury home. Ref. AS11766
WINDING BAY $500,000
Unique 17,000 sq. ft. lot perched high
on a cliff captures dramatic views of
the ocean. Ref. AS11263
BUSTIC BIGHT $149,000
56,604 sq. ft open zoned lot in a high
traffic location has endless develop-
ment opportunities. Ref. AS11488
BAHAMA PALM SHORES $22,500
Affordable, 10,000 sq. ft. lots in an
up-and-coming neighbourhood near
the beach. Ref. AS11739/AS11740


CASUARINA POINT $184,000
New Price! Renovated inside and
out, this 2 bdrm home is tastefully
furnished and just steps from the
beach and boat ramp. Ref.AS11775


MARSH HARBOUR $3,800/month
Exceptional 4 bdrm home is fur-
nished and pure luxury.
Sleeps 8 Ref. AR10619

MARSH HARBOUR $2,200/month
Fully equipped 2 bdrm condo over-
looks pool and tennis courts.
Sleeps 6 Ref. AR10620

MARSH HARBOUR $3,000/week
Private 2 bdrm vacation villa cap-
tures picture-perfect views.
Sleeps 4 Ref. AR10607

GREEN TURTLE CAY $1,500/week
Prime 2 bdrm waterfront dock house
on Black Sound.
Sleeps 6 Ref. AR10616


HOPE TOWN $980/week
Charming, intimate and conveniently
located in the heart of Hope Town is
this 1 bdrm rental.
Sleeps 4. Ref. AR10610


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