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Place of Publication: Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas
Publication Date: 02-15-2012
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February 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 1 VOLUME 20 NUMBER 4 FEBRUARY 15th, 2012 PRSRT STD US POSTAGE PAIDWEST PALM BCH FLPermit NO 4595Renew your subscription before the expiration date shown in the label below. The Abaconian Stuart Web Inc. 5675 SE Grouper Ave Stuart, FL 34997 Change Service RequestedBy Jennifer Hudson The Abaco Christian Council conducted its annual church service and parade for Law Enforcement Agencies of Abaco on January 29. The service this year was held at Zion Baptist Church in Sandy Point and was attended by members of the Royal Ba hamas Police Force, the Royal Bahamas Defence Force, Bahamas Immigration Department, Bahamas Customs Department and Road Traffic Department and was well attended by members of the community and Local Government. Prior to the service the Royal Bahamas Police Force Band marched along the main road in Sandy Point to the church where they opened the service with a rousing fan fare. Members of the well known Police Band led the march to the church. Sis. Eva Bain of St. Marks Native Baptist Church in Crossing Rocks welcomed the congrega tion and thanked the police for their protec tion. She reminded the congregation that there is a higher power, Jesus Christ, that must be looked to for the greatest protection. Senior Pastor of Zion Baptist Church, Napoleon Roberts, host pastor, challenged Law enforcement agencies attend church serviceSandy Point hosted governments uniformed agenciesPlease see Church Page 5 A branch of the Torchbearers was formed in Central and South Abaco and officers elected on February 3. Torchbearers is the youth arm of the Free National Movement political party. Pictured are Quannae Bain, Chaplain of Central and South Abaco Torchbearers; Renaldo Russell, National Vice President; Patricia Curry, Chairman of Central and South Abaco Torchbearers; Edison Key, MP for South Abaco; national Francesca Plakaris, President; Rashae Burrows, Vice Chairman; Jennifer Cook, Secretary General; Blair Saunders, Treasurer, all of the Central and South Abaco Torch bearers; and Jamaal Moss, former National President. See story on page 5. Members of the Royal Bahamas Police Force Marching Band led the procession to the annual church service for officers of the uniformed departments. This year the service was held at Zion Baptist Church in Sandy Point. FNM Torchbearers form branch in South and Central Abaco Top students are honored in special ceremony Students from across Abaco came together to honour the top students. The ceremony was held at Friendship Tabernacle on January 27. In the front row are Abacos Im migration Superintendent Arneth Rolle-Hanna, Dr. Lenora Black and Abacos Educa tion Superintendent Helen Simmons-Johnson. See story on page 2.Upcoming Events Man-O-War Flea Market & Bazaar People to People Reception for visitors Junior Junkanoo Cherokee Sound Bike-a-thon/Walk-A-Thon Senior Junkanoo

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Page 2 Section A The Abaconian February 15, 2012 unitedabacoshippingco@coralwave.com By Canishka Alexander Unrepressed anticipation over what this years annual District Awards Ceremony would hold was reflected in the numbers of those who attended the service held at Friendship Tabernacle Church for the sec ond year in a row. Abaco students were well represented as they anxiously awaited the announcement of their awards. District Supt. Helen Simmons-Johnson brought remarks on excellence that assur edly spurred students to want to excel even more. She told students that the ceremony was a celebration of their achievements under the districts theme of Excellence: A Prevailing Attitude. As she pointed out, the students had developed a discipline of executing excellence in small things and therefore were rewarded in a big way. However, Mrs. Johnson also had a message for teachers, parents and corporate sponsors. It was their encouragement and support of the students, she said, that propelled them to continue their way on the road to excellence. Indeed, their commit ment and dedication to students would pave the way for a better Bahamas and world. Before ending, she reminded the students to let the process of excellence occupy all of their days. The former District Supt. of Education, Dr. Lenora Black, was present and was called on to assist during the presentation of awards and certificates to students. Students from St. Francis de Sales and Wes ley College entertained those in attendance with several musical selections. There were 216 students awarded with 160 students receiving top overall class awards. Forty-five students received BJC awards, 12 obtained BGCSE awards, and another nine were awarded GLAT awards. For the Abaco district awards, special recognition was given to Lily Albury of the Man-O-War Primary School as the Most Outstanding Student in Grade 3 for GLAT and to Felicia Roberts of Man-O-War School as the Most Outstanding Student in Grade 6 for GLAT. Continuing in the Abaco district, Tristan Albury of Forest Heights Academy earned Top Achiever in private schools in the 2011 BJC examinations and Jasmine Tay lor of S.C. Bootle High School was the Top Achiever for government schools. Top Achievers in the 2011 BGCSE ex aminations were Keyvonne Lopez of S.C. Bootle High School and Lyndeisha Curry of Forest Heights Academy. In the Arts and Craft category, Kylie Pinder of Forest Heights Academy was the Top National Education awards ceremony honours top studentsLyndeisha Curry, a student at Forest Heights Academy, earned the top grades on the BGCSE exam for all schools on Abaco. Kyvonne Lopez, a student of S.C. Bootle High School, was the top government school student in the BGCSE exam. The Abaco student with the highest grades on the BJC exam was Tristan Albury, a student at Forest Heights Academy. The student getting the highest grades on the BJC exam in a government school was Jasmine Taylor. The student with the top grade nationally in Crafts on the BGC SE exam was Karen Curry, a stu dent at Agape Christian School. BJC winner; and Karen Curry of Agape Christian School was the Top National BGCSE winner. BGCSE 2011 Honourees, who received five Bs or better, were Nickles Saintil, Susie Bethel, Giovannie Coakley, Blair Drakes, Serena Greene, Analia Lowe, Pa mela Smith, Felicia Survance, Martysta Turnquest and Shanae Knowles. Students from both government and private schools on Abaco attended a ceremony at Friendship Tabernacle honouring students who excelled academically last year.

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HOPE TOWN | ELBOW CAY #11680 Big Rock Hill One acre oceanfront, 140 on the Atlantic. US$665,000. Kerry Sullivan #10067 Coconut Dunes SOLD Waterfront building site in Big Point. US$235,000 Kerry Sullivan #10785 Eleven at Big Point 1/2 acre beachfront building site. US$395,000. Kerry Sullivan #12584 Heron View NEW OFFERING North End lot with 50% dock ownership and Sea of Abaco view. US$286,000. Kerry Sullivan #13179 Hope Town Point Lot 70A & B North end building site. B$125,000. & B$145,000. Kerry Sullivan #15195 Joanies Lot Elevated 1/2 acre in Dorros Cove with expansive views. US$ 220,000. Jane Patterson #10342 New Settlement Hillside lots with water views starting at $140,000. Kerry Sullivan #13827 Lucayos Lot 27 UNDER CONTRACT Beautifully elevated site. US $195,000. Kerry Sullivan #11440 North End Lot 51A & B Ocean Views $185,000. &$195,000. Jane Patterson #15471Ocean View Community Lot 1 NEW LISTING Beautifully wooded lot in quiet residential community with view of the Atlantic from a second storey. B$ 165,000.LUBBERS QUARTERS#11512 Abaco Ocean Club Lot 18 Steps to water, dockage available. $150,000. Laurie Schreiner #10312 Abaco Ocean Club Lot 46 Large waterfront lot. Stunning views. $250,000. Laurie Schreiner #13186 Abaco Ocean Club Lots 21 & 22 Two adjoining lots & boat slip. $149,900. Laurie Schreiner #3947 Abaco Ocean Club Lot 143 Approximately 11,450 sq. ft. $150,000. Bill Albury #10707 Abaco Ocean Club Lot 152 NEW PRICE dockage. $99,000. Laurie SchreinerTILLOO CAY#10599 Fabulous Beachfront Lot. Best Beach Location. NEW PRICE $375,000. Stan Sawyer #4671 Sea Views, high elevation, 1/2 acre. FURTHER REDUCED $135,000. Stan Sawyer #11897 Tilloo Beach Subdivision Lot 27 Superior elevation, shared dock. $115,000. Kerry Sullivan #10287 One Waterfront Acre Great elevation, room for dock. $220,000. Laurie Schreiner Feb15thSection A, 2011 HOPE TOWN #12823NORTH STAR WATERFRONT Private, spacious 2 / 2 home, close to beach and dockage. US$975,000. Jane.Patterson@SothebysRealty.com LOTS & ACREAGE LARGE LOT PRIVATE HOPE TOWN #14661COCO PLUM Newly built 3b 2bmain house & 2b 2b guest cottage on a quiet lane across the street from one of the best beaches on the island. US$750,000. Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.comHOPE TOWN #13742QUACK CAY OCEAN VIEWS This 3b 2b home has high ceilings,large kitchen, close to town. US$1,200,000. Jane.Patterson@SothebysRealty.com WHITE SANDY BEACHGeorge Damianos Broker, Owner t 242.362.4211 Kerry Sullivan Broker t 242.366.0163 Laurie Schreiner Estate Agent t 242.367.5046 Jane Patterson Estate Agent t 242.366.0035 Stan Sawyer Estate Agent t 242.577.0298 Bill Albury Estate Agent t 242.367.5046 Chris Albury Estate Agent t 242.367.5046Member of the Bahamas MLS Kristi Wong Estate Agent t 242.367.5046 Leslie Pinder Estate Agent t 242.367.5046 BEST PRICEHOPE TOWN #12088CLIFFORD SAWYER HOUSE Historic refurbished 3/2 home with pool, detached studio, great rental. $875,000. Jane.Patterson@SothebysRealty.com CLOSE TO ALL AMENITIES EXCELLENT VALUE H ope Town L ubbers Quarters T illoo Cay HOPE TOWN #11225AERIE OCEANVIEWS 3/2 home nestled in the dunes, close to town, and ocean beach. US$595,000.. Jane.Patterson@SothebysRealty.com DOCK SLIP IN THE CREEK HOPE TOWN #13458FRESCA OCEAN VIEWS Spacious 4 bed, 31/2 bath, with pool, close to beach US$595,000. Jane.Patterson@SothebysRealty.com UNDER CONTRACTHOPE TOWN #13593HILL TOP Absolutely fabulous, newly renovated Key West-style, 4/2, swimming pool, high end finishes, harbour views. US$995,000. Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com TURN KEY HOPE TOWN #12051 VALENTINES Situated in town this 3/2 bath is steps to the beach and dockage, good rental. US$500,000. Jane.Patterson@SothebysRealty.com HISTORIC HOMEHOPE TOWN #13590LIL HOPE 2 bed/2 bath Loyalist cottage across from the Mission House. Walk to shops & restaurants, good rental. US$350,000. Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com BEACHES NEARBYHOPE TOWN #13081CLOUD NINE In the Quiet north end of Elbow Cay is this 2/2 home on a nice size lot, close to dockage. US$465,000. Jane.Patterson@SothebysRealty.com TUCKED AWAYHOPE TOWN #13839VERDE VISTA BUTTONWOOD BAYVery private 4/3 home is amongst the native trees, close to dockage. $399,000. Jane.Patterson@SothebysRealty.com SECLUDED SETTINGTILLOO CAY #14333TRANQUILITY This 2 bed 2 bath home has stunning views & sits on 3 acres with pool & 80 ft dock and private boat basin. US$1,350,000. Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com PRIVACYTILLOO CAY #14306COCO LOBOS 8 acres with sweeping views of the Sea of Abaco & the Atlantic, tucked away in a protected cove w/ 3 bedroom home with 100 ft. dock US$1,785,000. Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com TILLOO CAY #11546TOP-A-TILLOO This property is a STEAL with amazing views and solid construction. Walking distance to dockage and beach. US$199,500. Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com EXCEPTIONAL VALUE LUBBERS QUARTERS #12309 HUMMINGBIRD COTTAGE & GARDEN COTTAGETwo cottages with total 3 bed 2 bath, deeded dockage and beach across the street. $350,000.Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com UNBEATABLE DEAL LUBBERS QUARTERS #15236TY BACH Immaculate 2b 2b w/ spacious & steel appliances, AC, dockage. $395,000.Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com OWNER FINANCINGLUBBERS QUARTERS #10482Surround yourself in luxury & enjoy stress free living in this well appointed 3b 2b home. Fantastic views. Deeded dock slip & many extras US$575,000. Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com NEW PRICE LUBBERS QUARTE RS #14073 SUNSET HILL 2,800 sq.ft. 3 bed 3 bath home with incredible views of the Sea of Abaco. Beachfront & dockage on the east side of the island. US$695,000. Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com BEACH & DOCKAGEHOPE TOWN #13590HARBOUR HILL 100 ft of beachfront at the entrance of Hope Town harbour w/ views of the lighthouse. House plans included. US$395,000. Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com GREAT LOCATION NEW LISTINGHOPE TOWN #15561BANANAQUIT COTTAGE 2b/2b and has covered decks with a panoramic view of the Sea of Abaco and lighthouse. US$599,000. Jane.Patterson@SothebysRealty.com HOPE TOWN #12584 HERON VIEW NORTH END 50% dock ownership with 4.5 feet at low tide and 18,000 sq. ft. lot with guaranteed sea views. US$286,000. Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com 1/2 DOCK OWNERSHIP HOPE TOWN #14872MAY HOUSE OceanfrontThis cozy round design 2/2 home situated on 11/2 acre. Near dockage and beaches. US$1,695,000. Jane.Patterson@SothebysRealty.com PANORAMIC VIEW HOPE TOWN #15429 TAHITI HAI DORROS COVE 5b/3b with guest cottage, dock slip, panoramic water views, and fun beach dcor. Walk to Tahiti Beach. US$895,000. Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com GREAT FOR ENTERTAINING rody.com NEW LISTINGHOPE TOWN #15630 MERLEES PLACE Heritage home in the heart of the village; 2b 1b recently renovated, well maintained, covered porch, large lot B$470,000. Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com NEW LISTINGHOPE TOWN #15458TOP OF THE WORLD -1550 sq Loyaliststyle 2b/2b with bonus space, hilltop lot w/ mature trees. US$395,000. Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.comHOPE TOWN #5288 OCEAN VIEW Redecorated & spacious 4/4 with pool on stunning beach in prime location. Dock option. Moments from the village. US$1,490,000. Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com EXCELLENT RENTAL

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Page 4 Section A The Abaconian February 15, 2012 V ACANT LAND/ HOMES REDUCED Guana Sea Side Village 3,080 sq. Beach access. $44,000 Bahama Coral Island 10,000 sq. access to electricity. $19,000 Bahama Palm Shores Residential lots available. Starting at $26,500 Schooner Bay Little Bridge Beach oceanfront lot. $365,000 Marsh Harbour, vacant lots next door to Sunrise Bay Starting at $79,000 Lubbers Quarters nice sea view lot with dock slip $99,000Mike Lightbourn President 242-393-8630 Mailin Sands Marsh Harbour 242-367-2992 Shirley Carroll Marsh Harbour 242-367-2992 Pleasants Higgs Hope Town 242-366-0797Hope Town Oceanfront lot 55 of beach. NOW $595,000 Lubbers Quarters Waterfront lot. 100 x 200. $199,500 Little Abaco Waterfront acreage with power. $49,000 Long Beach 1/4 acre lot in quiet community. $41,500 Hope Town 2b/2b with great views! $599,000 Little Harbour Elevated lot with views of Atlantic. $149,000Dundas Town 9,000 sq. lot on Christie Street. $40,000 Murphy Town Residential lots. Financing available. From $45,000 Little Harbour 12,399 sq. lot with views. $110,000 Sweetings Village 9,000 sq. vacant lot. $48,000 Yellowwood Hilltop lots w/views of Cherokee Creeks. From $88,500 Little Harbour Lot with views and completed foundation. $99,000 MERMAID COTTAGE Man-O-War Adorable 2 bed/2 bath cottage with wrap around porch. Features generator and central A/C. Furnished and close to beach. $299,000-Ref. #7549 MAN-O-WAR CAY 4 bedroom, 3 bath home. e two stories comprise 2,754 sq. of living space. Fixer upper with lots of potential. Patios with sea views. $299,000-Ref. #7616 LUBBERS QUARTERSLuxury on Lubbers Quarters! Custom 2,000 sq. home on .85 acres with beach, dock and amazing views. Fully turn-key with many amenities including boat and golf cart. US $999,000-Ref. #7757 pleasants@coldwellbankerbahamas.comGUANA CAY Oceanfront living! Charming 3 bed/3bath furnished cottage on Guana Cays Dolphin Beach. Quiet community but close to all the action on Guana. Great rental history. $775,000-Ref. #7310 DAY BREAK Man-O-War 3 bed/3 bath home on double oceanfront lot. Exquisite views of the Atlantic Ocean. Wrap around porch and 150 of rocky shoreline. $899,900-Ref. #7205 TUCKED AWAY Sand Banks 2 bed/2 bath home on 1.4 acres of land running from the highway to the Sea of Abaco. 80 of water frontage. $175,000-Ref. #6582 BAHAMA PALM SHORES 2 bed/2 bath, 2,000 sq. home with spacious living area with a bonus gaming room. Located on a dead end road oering private surroundings. $299,000-Ref. #7320 MAN-O-WAR CAY 3 bedroom, 2 bath home on a 8,729 sq. lot. Catch nice peaks of the Atlantic ocean from the porch. e home is mostly furnishedwith a 30 KW generator and extra storage facilities. $295,000-Ref. #7704 COZY COTTAGE MAN-O-WAR CAY Bahamian style 2 bed, 1.5 bath adorable cottage. Centrally located and close to harbour and lovely beaches. Priced to Sell! $275,000-Ref. #7675 THE RESIDENCES AT ABACO BEACH RESORTBeautifully appointed 2 and 3 bed condos with panoramic marina, ocean and island views. e residences oer sophisticated club amenities along with an authentic out island lifestyle. From $742,300-Ref. #7754 colin@coldwellbankerbahamas.comHOPE TOWN Build your dream home on this oceanfront property on a beautiful beach in the heart of the settlement. Steps away from all of Hope Towns amenities. $495,000-Ref. #7095 SIMMONS PLACE Commercial Property on main tourist strip. Comprises four store fronts and two 1 bedroom apartments. Investment Property! $399,900$-Ref. #7766 CASUARINA POINTLocated across the canal this 2 bed, 2 bath home features a 3 sided porch, enclosed yard, high ceilings, mini split a/c. Just minutes to the beach and deep sea shing. $245,000-Ref. #7705 MAN-O-WAR CAY 4 bed/3 bath spacious island home on 6,300 sq. lot. Features wrap around porch, central a/c, laundry room, and sun patio. $345,000-Ref. #7380 AYNYA Dickies CaySea to Sea property, 3,500 sq. house with swimming pool, private deep water dock on Man O War Cays protected harbour. Unsurpassed views! $1,300,000-Ref. #7559 mailin@coldwellbankerbahamas.com HIGH ROCKS Yellow Elder Charming 3 bed, 2 bath cottage with 144 feet of waterfront on the Sea of Abaco with a bulk head in place and a prime space for a dock. $775,000-Ref. #7703 LUBBERS QUARTERS Authentic island living in this cozy 3b/3b cottage steps away from the sea in Lubbers Abaco Ocean Club. Quick boat ride to Tahiti Beach, Hope Town or deep sea shing. $459,000-Ref. #7745 TREASURE CAY VILLA #501 2 bedroom, 2 bath villa in a beautiful resort community. Community pool, steps to a powder white beach. Ideal vacation villa! $259,900-Ref. #7638 TILLOO CAY Stunning 11 acre estate on sea to sea property. Boasts 6 bedrooms, 6.5 bathrooms throughout three luxurious villas. Other features include a fully equipped dock in a protected cove, a day dock, beach, pool, jacuzzi hot tub and unsurpassed views of the Sea of Abaco. A secluded, private island feel with communities close by. $3,350,000 Ref. #7162 mailin@coldwellbankerbahamas.com SCHOONER BAY Prime harbourfront lot (54x75) with extensive views $380,000-Ref. #7613 Little bridge beach lot (52x50) with views of the harbour and ocean. $198,000-Ref. #7612 NEW EXCLUSIVE HIGH ROCKS Back on the market at an even better price! Views plus more with this unique 7 bed/5 bath property. Three separate living quarters, room for guests or monthly income from renters. US $675,000-Ref. #7718 MAKE AN OFFER NEW EXCLUSIVE MAN-O-WAR CAY Bahamian style hilltop home on large plot oering views of the protected creek and Sea of Abaco. Includes boat house and private dock. $825,000-Ref. #7365 CASURINA POINT 3 bed/2 bath home in a quiet area. 1,624 sq. of air conditioned living space located across from the canal. Well designed and fully furnished. $199,900-Ref. #7344 REDUCED STEAL OF A DEAL NEW EXCLUSIVE NEW EXCLUSIVE REDUCED NEW EXCLUSIVE LUBBERS QUARTERS Island retreat! Two homes on this 9 acre sea to sea property facing beautiful Tahiti Beach. Large private dock and endless possibilities. $1,675,000-Ref. #7167 REDUCED REDUCED NEW EXCLUSIVE REDUCED NEW EXCLUSIVE REDUCEDI L G N P

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February 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 5 By Timothy Roberts The Free National Movement (FNM) held a meeting on February 3 at its new headquarters in Marsh Harbour to estab lish the Torchbearers branch, the youth arm of the FNM, for Central and South Abaco and to elect officers. Patricia Curry was elected Chairman of Central and South Abacos Torchbearers. Rashae Burrows was elected Vice Chair man, Jennifer Cook is Secretary General, Blair Saunders is Treasurer and Quannae Bain is Chaplin. The group selected Neu lessa Major to be their advisor. Newly elected national president of the Torchbearers, Francesca Plakaris, encouraged the youth to talk with their peers encouraging them to register and to vote. She encouraged them to be familiar with what the FNM government has accomplished on Abaco over the last five years. She looks forward to seeing a Torchbearers branch in every constituen cy in The Bahamas and Renaldo Russell, third vice president and an Abaco native, is charged with making this happen. He wants to keep the fire going, and I will deliver. Member of Parliament for South Aba co, Edison Key, said, Weve been talking about starting a youth arm for quite some time; Im glad to see it finally starting. He said, The young people are the leaders of tomorrow. The FNM has put the infra structure in place to move Abaco forward for the benefit of future generations. He highlighted the projects that the FNM has brought to Abaco over the past term. He spoke about the amount of money invested on Abaco by this gov ernment which includes $105 million for a new power station, $4.25 million on transmission lines, $20 million for the government administration building, $14 million on the new jet runway at Marsh Harbour International Airport and the construction of a $27 million airport ter minal building and air traffic tower. Mr. Key predicted that the FNM will not only win both Abaco seats, but five on Grand Bahama as well. We are going to win this seat and the government. He wants to focus on registering voters as there are still many who have not registered yet. Elections will be called soon. He encouraged the youth to get at least one person to register. The Free National Movement Torch bearers Association is for young people 15 to 30 years old who desire to be a part of the Free National Movement and who was to be involved. The Association was established in 1972 during a time when the late Sir Ce cil Wallace Whitfield served as its lead er. It was established with the intention of providing political and social interac tion for its young members and to act as a training ground for those seeking to hold office in the party or seeking political of fice in the nation. Jamal Moss, former Torchbearers President, said that the success of this principle is evident in the fact that over the years presidents and other officers in the Torchbearers Association have moved up the political ladder to become officers of the national party, senators, members of Parliament and cabinet min isters.FNM Torchbearers the congregation in his sermon that if ever they needed the Lord, they surely need him now. Glenn Miller, ACOP, Officer in Charge, Family Islands, mentioned the amazing growth of Abaco since his previ ous visit. The last time he was on Abaco was many years ago as a young Constable and he remembered a journey that he and other officers had to make on foot from Sandy Point to Marsh Harbour, taking them about 18 hours to complete. Abaco is one of the jewels of Tthe Bahamas. But once crime starts here, Abaco will begin to get a bad name, so everyone has to be careful, he warned. Representatives of each of the law en -Church From Page 1 forcement agencies took an active part in the service and the Abaco Law Enforcement Choir and the Sons of Zion added much to the service with their rousing se lections along with the music of the Royal Bahamas Police Force band. Each year this special church service ends with a very moving remembrance of the deceased officers. The colours of The Bahamas and the Police Standard were pre sented prior to the reading of names of all the officers fallen from the ranks during 2011 by members of each of the law en forcement agencies. This was followed by the very emotive last post and reveille. Following the service the Royal Bahamas Police Force Band marched from the church. They returned to join members of the congregation enjoying fellowship and a meal in the church hall. The church service for the uniformed government agencies was quite colourful and had lively music, both by the Police Force band and the Zion Baptist Church band. Shown at tending the service are Laverne Cooper, Administrator Cephas Cooper and Gary Sawyer. Register to Vote Today

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bahamian cuisine on Hope Towns waterfront Closed on Tuesdays .Lunch & Dinner DailyAppetizers 11:30 a.m. 9 p.m ICE RENTAL BIKES Marble and Granite counter tops, showers and floors installed Made in Marsh Harbour Call 367-6867 or 367-4726 View installations on our web site:abacomarbleandgranite.comBy Timothy Roberts A meeting of the heads of government departments was held on January 26 at the Education office in Marsh Harbour.Administration ComplexWith the construction phase of the new government complex expected to be com pleted by the end of March, according to Woslee Constructions Site Manager ONeil Moss, government departments are being asked to make final preparations for the move. Mr. Moss detailed the progress so far and informed the group that the furniture is presently being procured through the architect, Bruce Lafleur & Associates Ltd. He said that Woslee was awarded the con tract to identify and fill holes and cavities in the parking area.Ministry of TourismWynsome Ferguson, manager of the Abaco office of Ministry of Tourism, high lighted a number of events taking place over the next few months. The Junkanoo rush in February this year is being sponsored by Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC) and will be called the BTC Junkanoo Love Rush. The event is being promoted internationally and domes tically (through ads on ZNS) and the feed back has been positive. They are looking forward to great support for the rush from both Bahamians and visitors with Junior Junkanoo to be held on February 24 and Senior Junkanoo on February 25. During a three-week period between the end of January and the beginning of Febru ary there will be ongoing hotel inspections. Ms. Ferguson noted that the Junior Minister program is slated to start soon when a successful student candidate will be selected to serve as a Junior Minister of Tourism. Her office recently held a visitor safety seminar sponsored by the Royal Marsh Harbour Yacht Club which included various security and safety agencies including the Royal Bahamas Police Force and U.S. Coast Guard. She revealed that NBCs Today Show, a morning news and variety program, is film ing on several cays preparatory to the show to be aired live from Nassau on February 9 and 10. The group visited Hope Town, Treasure Cay and Green Turtle Cay. Ms. Ferguson said the Ministry of Tour ism is working with the Marsh Harbour Town Committee to encourage the beautification of business fronts along the main road of Marsh Harbour. Abaco Beach Resort will be hosting an International Finance Summit which will bring approximately 150 local and interna tional persons to the island from February 2 to 4. A People to People training seminar will be held from February 21-22 with a dinner event in appreciation of frequent boating visitors and second homeowners at Mangoes Restaurant in Marsh Harbour on February 23. Friends of the Environment will be holding its REEF Ball in Hope Town at the Hope Town Harbour Lodge in February 18 and in Marsh Harbour at the Jib Room on March 10. On February 25 there will be a Ma rine Flea Market at Treasure Cay Primary School. Anyone is invited to sell new and used marine items. The Chocks Program continues into its third year. Children from schools around The Bahamas decorate an airplane wheel chock with the winner receiving an award in Lakeland, Florida. A Bahama Host program will be offered on March 5 through 29, training people in the hospitality industry.Department of HousingElaine Martinborough, representing the Department of Housing, informed the group that there is work ongoing on gov ernment subdivisions in Coopers Town, Crown Haven and Sandy Point where low cost lots will be available. People are en couraged to apply now in order to secure a spot on the waiting list.Finance and Business Licensing DepartmentNewly appointed head of the Finance and Business Licensing Department, Gaynell Rolle, said that she will be respon sible for restructuring the local office and making it more like the office in Nassau. She wants to make this office a role model for the rest of The Bahamas.Bahamas Electricity CorporationKeith Lanaghan, an electrical engineer, introduced himself to the department heads as the incoming General Manager for BEC on Abaco, who will be taking over from Wenzel Jones, who retired last fall but has been back in the office temporarily. He has three main objectives: to improve the generation and distribution of electricity on Abaco, to improve the corporations envi ronmental footprint and to improve opera tional safety with their staff. He added that he would like to interact with the public more and impress upon BEC the value of communication.Department of Environmental HealthKimberlee Wells, head of the Department of Environmental Health, urges the public to be aware of their surroundings as they are already finding too many areas that are possible breeding grounds for mos quitoes. She urges people to inspect around their homes and ensure there is no standing water in buckets, planters or other contain ers and to make this year better.Department of Fisheries and Marine ResourcesJeremie Saunders, Department of Fisheries, said that there are ongoing studies being conducted on a virus that is found to be killing juvenile spiny lobsters. There is concern about the impact on our marine resources that rely heavily on the export of crawfish ($70 million per year). He wants the public to be aware of ob jects that have been placed in the waters around Abaco labeled with Marine Re sources on them. He is asking that persons who see these objects to not move them as they are part of ongoing research. He reminded the public of the on-going closure of grouper season which does not re-open until the beginning of March.Abaco Police DepartmentThe Police had its Annual Church Ser vice on January 29 in Sandy Point which included a march through the streets and a service at Zion Baptist Church, according to Supt. Noel Curry. Mr. Curry told the group that there are concerns with activities in immigrant villages including the Mud, Pigeon Pea, the farm area and Sand Banks. He would like to do a walkthrough of those areas with other departments to assess what is hap pening. He noted that he recently sent offi cers to Sand Banks to halt illegal construc tion that was taking place.Government agencies give updates Please see Reports Page 7

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February 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 7 White Sound, Elbow CayFULL SERVICE MARINA WATERFRONT VILLAS For local transporation to Sea Spray call VHF 16 or 366-0065email : info@seasprayresort.com www.seasprayresort.comBoat House RestaurantBahamian Breakfast Sat. & Sun. Enjoy a delicious dinner with usSea Spray will pick up from Hope Town Happy Hour Daily 5 pm 6 pm Open Year RoundCome lounge at The Helm, our indoor barAlthough Abaco is not normally chal lenged with armed robberies, there were three during the Christmas holidays. Sus pects were captured and remanded, he said. They were basically targeting Haitians and others in the area of the Mud. There were two cells carrying out these crimes, one that robbed Chat and Chill and others that were targeting Haitians. All with the exception of two were Abaco residents. Beginning the last Sunday of January the police will be enforcing a zero tolerance policy for retail liquor stores that are open on Sundays. (Wholesale and retail liquor stores are not permitted to open on Sundays according to the law.) They have al ready warned the stores that they will start enforcing the law.Department of Social ServicesCharlamae Fernander, head of the De partment of Social Services, expressed gratitude for the cooperation and support she has received from other government agencies. She mentioned that a lack of presence of Social Services on the southern end of the island is a cause of difficulty for the department. There is an unacceptable level of child abuse on the island and urged the public to do a better job of reporting it. If abuse is suspected (even without evidence), report it, and Social services will investigate it. Social Services continues to assist the National Emergency Management Agency with supplies for those in need of repairs and support due to damages from Hurri cane Irene.Department of AgricultureJosefina Curry, head of the Department of Agriculture, told the group about the upcoming All-Abaco Agricultural, Marine Resources and Agribusiness Expo which will be held on April 27-28 under the theme Progressing in Food Security. It will fea ture locally grown foods, marine products, crafts and demonstrations including live entertainment such as the Royal Bahamas Defense Forces Pop and Marching Bands.Department of LabourGiving statistics for the year of 2011, Ernest Rolle, head of the Department of Labour, said that they had 80 disputes filed with 66 resolutions and five pending reso lution with nine referred to the Industrial Tribunal. They had 11 complaints resolved in the usual manner (by telephone or by inspec tions) and labor inspections were carried out at various locations on Abaco. The year saw 1242 registrants seeking employment at the Abaco office (some of which are seasonal employees) of which 33 were referred and nine were placed. There are 80 persons from North Abaco in the National Job Readiness Program and 178 from Central and South Abaco. The 85 reported job vacancies are down from the 202 reported the previous year.Department of Civil AviationBobby Jones, Head of the Department of Civil Aviation, updated the group on the progress of the Marsh Harbour International Airport terminal building currently under construction. The traffic control tower is nearing completion with the recent delivery of the cab (traffic control room lo cated on the top) and will stand about 83 feet high. The road to the terminal is com pleted as well. Work is beginning on the interior of the building including electrical, sheetrock and fire suppression lines. The third floor, which includes the managers office and the electronic security controls, has been started.Bahamas National TrustDavid Knowles, Director of Parks for the Bahamas National Trust, reminded the group of the Art for the Parks event scheduled for the last weekend of January which includes art and craft displays as well as environmen tal, historical and educational talks. He also told them of the public meeting concerning the Forestry Act being held at Central Abaco Primary School on January 30.Department of ImmigrationArnette Rolle-Hanna, newly appointed head of the Abaco Immigration Depart ment, is looking forward to her placement in Abaco and taking the department to the next level. Belinda McIntosh, head of the Road Traffic Department, is excited to have an additional five staff which will improve customer service. The department now has an inspector, Jared Cornish, who will be checking lights, blinkers and wipers on cars being licensed. The addition of Bishop Anthony Campbell has been well received as the Road Traffic Supervisor at the Marsh Harbour International Airport. Reports show Abaco has much going on Reports From Page 6 A meeting of Department Heads is held monthly to keep everyone up-to-date on what the various departments are doing. The meeting is held at the Education office.Donate dog food or money to Pops Animal Shelter

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Page 8 Section A The Abaconian February 15, 2012 The Editor Says . Abacos art and craft scene The Abaconian David & Kathleen Ralph Editors & Publishers P O Box AB 20551 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Photo credit: Tuppy Weatherford for parrot & lighthouse on page 1 Reporters/Writers: Canishka Alexander, Samantha Evans, Jennifer Hudson, Timothy Roberts, Mirella Santillo Contributors: Lee Pinder Phone 242-367-2677 FAX 242-367-3677 Email: davralph@batelnet.bs Subscribe NOW Order form on Page 9Abacos most complete newspaper Inquire for advertising rates (U.S. address 990 Old Dixie Hwy #8 Lake Park, FL 334037,500 copies Published twice monthly Free at over 100 Abaco locations from Grand Cay to Moores Is. Subscription rate $20.00 Abaco $25 other Bahamas (One Year) $45.00 USA $65 Canada airmail $95.00 UK, Europe & Caribbean surface By Stephanie Humblestone When I friend of mine told me her husband forgot Valentines Day, I gulped. What planet is he living on I wondered. He must not watch television, listen to the ra dio, go shopping or socialise. In short, he would have to be a recluse of sorts. In the weeks leading up to February 14 we are assaulted with reminders and suggestions of what to buy. Sadly, like Christmas, it has become a money-making venture. Retail ers often increase the price of red roses, boxed chocolates and balloons, and greet ing cards are outrageously expensive for what they are. Of course, my friend was mortified that he should forget and doubtless conveyed her displeasure eloquently to her husband, so much so that I doubt he will make the same mistake next year! I mean, she moaned, he could have at least given me a card. He forgot, I quoted, feeling more sorry for him than her as I knew that she was not going to let him forget his transgression. Men do not get easily off the hook for non-observation of Valentines Day. Still obviously bereft and virtually inconsolable, she ranted on about how in considerate he was. Really, I said he just built you that beautiful house, hes always very atten tive to you and he is supportive of your career. I was expecting a happy acknowledg ment of all the above and was not prepared for her reply. You know Stephanie, I am surprised that you are defending him. Theres no excuse. I shook my head in disbelief. Some peo ple have it all and want more. I was just trying to put things in pro portion. Its one day of the year. One day, one solitary day. Does the rest of the year count for nothing? Surely, Valentines Day should be every day. She looked puzzled, genuinely so. I know that, she groaned, but its supposed to be a day of romance, flowers, chocolates, candlelight dinner, promises for the future. You know all that slushy stuff. Supposed to be? Who says? Its also a day of successful media marketing. Pure commerce. And to boot, it can place a lot of stress on partners to buy what they re ally cant afford. Women can be very competitive in what they receive. I thought you were a romantic, she queried. A hopeless one, I asserted .But I dont need to receive or send a Hallmark card to establish that. In fact, I usually make my own cards. I love those old fash ioned lace-edged Victorian cards which took weeks to make. Lovers used to invest time in expressing love with drawings, paintings, carvings, and writing poetry. My mind wandered back to my child hood and teens when my friends and I would send a sweet little decorated card to the boy of our choice. The message inside was just five words, Will you be my Val entine? There was nothing assembly-line about the gesture. No two cards were ever the same, and there was much to be said and felt for its simplicity, something conspicu ously absent today. Well, he didnt even make me a card; he did nothing, she complained. Except apologise profusely, I thought to myself. Poor guy. He will pay heavily. Reiterating the word forgot was becoming tiresome so I took another tack. Did you send him one or give him a present? I asked, reminding her that love is a two-way street. I had it all ready in the morning, but when I saw he had nothing for me, I decid ed not to give them to him, she replied. I sighed. Oh, the games lovers play! Look, I said, I have to be frank with you. The way I see it is that you were more at fault than he was. His was unintentional whereas yours was intentional. But I waved my hand in the air. You made a very definite decision to withhold your acknowledgment of the day whereas he innocently overlooked it. There you go again, defending him, she said. I knew I shouldnt have told you. And, I said, have you considered that giving him the gifts would have prompted his memory and allowed him time to get you something on his way home from work? She mulled this over for a few moments and then replied, I suppose you are right. Yes, I said, then you both would have been happy, and we would not be having this conversation. Her spirits seemed a little improved. I suppose, too, that I am fortunate to have someone to love me, she mused. Theres truth to that, but you should also love yourself. I know someone who buys herself flowers from time to time. Really? Yes, its true. She was sitting on the ferry last month with a huge bouquet of yellow roses. I knew it wasnt her birthday and Valentines Day was several weeks away. Whats the occasion? I asked. Nothing, she replied. Who are the flowers from? I enquired. Me, she answered. You to you? I asked. Thats right, she replied, they are in celebration of my life, and they are be cause I love myself. It was so unusual I was taken aback but there was something refreshing in her words. My friend, the spurned wife and lover, appeared heartened by this. She smiled. Before parting she asked me the ques tion I had been dreading. Did Jay remember Valentines Day? Without thinking, I blurted out. Of course, he did. He would never forget! The Art for the Parks exhibition orga nized by the Bahamas National Trust at Abaco Beach Resort made a slight sched ule change this year which had a huge payoff, but not of a financial nature. A three-hour afternoon session on Friday catered to school students, some with ar tistic talent. Coincidentally, the Education Depart ment held a scholastic awards assembly that morning honouring students with high achieving grades. With a diverse collection of students already in town, the art show was a natural afternoon attraction, special ly since the entrance fee was waived. Art for the Parks is Abacos largest art show with 30 or more accomplished artists gathered in one location with a diverse collection of their work. The students were encouraged to talk with the artists and ask questions. The artists and their displays are a great learning resource for serious students. The price tags on much of the art gives them a better appreciation of fine arts value. A few of our better students displayed and sold their art, going home with sev eral hundred dollars. We are referring to several 11, 12 and 13-year-old artists who sold art in the low three figure range. That speaks of talent. There will be several more art shows this spring and summer but in smaller set tings and perhaps more localized Trea sure Cay, Green Turtle Cay and Hope Town in particular. Serious art students and their parents should attend these shows when possible as the artists will be there who can talk about their work and answer questions. The young artists referred to above all created paintings to be admired. Abaco has a vibrant resident and visitor popula tion looking for artwork to decorate their homes and businesses. Our artists are well patronized by these people. Beyond art that is admired is our flourishing craft industry with an expanding base of craftsmen. Art work from these people falls into two basic categories, items that are only admired and items with a useful purpose. Jewelry has a dual role as both art to be admired and art to serve a useful purpose. Craft products use a huge range of including fabric, threads, wood, glass, met als and a variety of items found in nature, straw, shells, seeds, coconuts and many more. Utilizing these items are a diverse workforce of men and women working ei ther part or full time to create their mas terpieces. We were recently impressed to see middle age ladies normally driving a taxi proficiently using acetylene torches creating fine jewelry in a BAIC-sponsored class. The demand for quality craft products is huge. Our towns with a steady visitor flow abound with boutiques and craft outlets. Fine paintings can cost $1,000 or more with a limited number of potential patrons. Fine crafts can be found ranging from $10 to several hundred dollars, appealing to a broader range of customers. The craft industry is a true cottage in dustry that can be profitable for persons even in distant communities without a steady source of customers. These crafts men away from the flow of visitors have to work with shops in the high traffic areas to sell their products. Few craftsmen have a shop or a loca tion in an area with a steady flow of potential customers. Boutiques and gift shops are situated in areas with customer traffic, but they need quality merchandise. The an swer lies with a comfortable relationship between the craftsmen and the shops. We have seen a surge in the local pro duction of both art and crafts since art shows have expanded into several Abaco settlements and increased in size. The artists get ideas that they then expand on while developing their own special items and techniques. The other influence that has been a boost to craft work is the seminars that BAIC has held in many of our communities. These give practical, hands-on experience working with vari ous local materials to create unique items that are proving to be popular with our visitors. An added benefit of our area being known for its artwork is that it attracts a higher calber of residents and visitors. Ar eas know for their artist colonies tend to be upscale. Having an artsy reputation is good for the economy. As a final observa tion our artists and craftsmen are becoming known throughout the region. Now back to those youngsters able to get $100 or more for their paintings. There is a similar opportunity for teenag ers to get pocket money in the craft in dustry. Crafts typically bring less money, but they are usually faster to produce and replicate. So a talented and motivated person can turn out five or ten items in the same time the canvas artist finishes a single item. The art and craft industry has a lot of room for expansion that can accommodate both amateur and dedicated craft workers making a variety of quality goods. Interested persons should make the ef fort to visit the two, large, upcoming events for inspiration where crafts will be a major item on display. The first is the Man-O-War Flea Market on February 18 followed by the Agricultural Exposition April 27 and 28 in Marsh Harbour. Both will have an extensive assortment of hand crafted items on display for sale.In My Humble OpinionAn Unforgettable Day

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Order The Abaconian Today Apr 2006Name Address Address City St. Postal code + Country E-mail (or Fax) (for renewal) 24 issues US$ or B$ Above subscription is a gift from: $45 USA via 3 rd Class $25 Bahamas via surface $20 to Abaco US$65 Canada via Airmail US$95 UK, Europe Surface Mail to: 990 Old Dixie Hwy, #8, Lake Park, FL 33403 or: P.O. Box AB 20551, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas If you want to renew this gift next year, please give us your address below Why subscribeReceiving the Abaconian regularly will keep you informed Letter to the Editor A plea to Bakers BayDear Editor, I respectfully submit the following letter I sent this week to Discovery Land Com pany for publication in your editorial sec tion of The Abaconian. Michael S. Meldman Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Discovery Land Company LLC Dear Mr. Meldman: First, let me introduce myself. My name is Patricia Mulligan. I am in my fifties, live in northeast Florida and have been visiting Abaco for four years, specifically Green Turtle Cay. I have followed the Bakers Bay Development story with a great deal of interest, especially with regard to the health of the Great Guana Cay reef. I am not a tree hugger, nor am I an activist. I have no financial interests on Abaco nor an agenda against the Bakers Bay develop ment. While I, personally, would not vaca tion to Abaco in an upscale development such as yours, I have no issue with those who do. I am simply one of many with a fierce love of Abaco, its pristine beauty, simplicity and its strong, independent, kind and unassuming people. That said, I read with great sadness several newspaper articles published this month on the condition of the Great Guana Cay reef and, after a little research, the scientific report titled Damage to Guana Cay Coral Reefs, Abaco, Bahamas from Bakers Bay Golf Course dated January 19, 2012. In short, I implore you to look into this matter without delay, to act in the best interest of the Guana Cay reef and to realize that flippant remarks such as those issued by one of your executives can do no good whatsoever. Finally, please know that I do not wish the Bakers Bay development to fail. Whats done is done. A failure there would only mean more hardship to the Abaco I hold so dear. Im afraid the scars will never fully heal. But you, gentlemen, are in a position to extend an olive branch to the Abaconians you have been fighting by working with them to further study and ultimately resolve this issue. With a good faith effort by your company to help re store the Guana Cay reef to its once pris tine condition, the Bakers Bay community and the Guana Cay residents may one day begin to move past your continuing acrimony and learn to co-exist amicably. Sincerely, Patricia J. Mulligan By Canishka Alexander During the Forestry Meeting held on January 31, Administrator Cephas Cooper introduced two members of the Ministry of Environments Forest Department: Christopher Russell, Director of Forestry, and Danielle Hanek-Williamson, GIS Analyst. The three main points on the agenda consisted of the Forestry Act, Forestry Regulations and the forestry industry. Mr. Russell began with supplying informa tion on how the Forestry Act came about, which led him to talk about the inventory of pine forests that was carried out in 1986 on Andros, Grand Bahama and Abaco. For Abaco, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations calculated that there were approximately 138,000 acres of pine forests on crown land and another 10,000 acres located on private land. Based on that inventory, it was recommended that the government institute laws to protect this valuable re source. A Forestry Act was drafted at that time, but not enacted. It wasnt until 2010 that the Forestry Act came into effect. So what are some of the key objectives of the Forestry Act? Firstly, its main focus is to provide the legal framework for the long-term sustainable management of all forests, not just pine forests, Russell said.Secondly, the Act calls for the establishment of a gov ernmental Forestry Agency, the appointment of a Director of Forestry and the establish ment of a permanent forest estate subject to scientific management. Mr. Russell talked about the different types of forests which are conservation for ests, protected forests and forest reserves along with the need for national and indi vidual forest management plans to protect and manage these areas. According to the Act, a National Forest Plan must be prepared and submitted every five years. For those found committing offences against the Forestry Act, a number of pen alties including fines and imprisonment are listed. There are regulations that are in addi tion to the Forestry Act. For example, the use of chainsaws and power saws and prescribed burnings will be regulated, he said. Mr. Russell finally arrived at the last point the forestry industry. On Abaco Lindar Industries Ltd. has been granted a five-year renewable timber harvesting license from the government including the construction of a small sawmill south of Marsh Harbour and to selectively thin out two areas of pine forests referred to as Block 6 and Block 2. He passed around samples of the products Lindar will create which included high-end products like crown moldings and base boards. Mr. Russell concluded that the forestry industry is a huge industry that holds lots of potential. He was grateful for the partnership with the Bahamas National Trust as well as a partnership with Friends of the Environment.Forestry Department holds informative meeting The presenter at the Forestry meeting was Christopher Russell, third from right, Direc tor of Forestry. Shown are Warden Wavell Hanna from Andros; Warden Marcus Davis, Abaco; David Knowles with the Bahamas National Trust; Mr. Russell; Danielle HanekWilliamson, GIS Analyst; and Warden Marvin Russell, Abaco. Abaco Print ShopAbaco Shopping Center Tel: 367-3202 Fax: 367-3201 FOR ALL YOUR PRINTING NEEDS! Business Cards Letterheads Flyers Programs

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Page 10 Section A The Abaconian February 15, 2012 Chris Thompson Real Estate Service you deserve. People you can trust. Guana Cay Darvin Curry Paradise4B/3B House & 2B/1B Guest House on high dune between Atlantic Ocean & Sea of Abaco. 435' beach frontage on ocean & 200' on the bay.$5.6 MAerial w/insertFinders Keepers 3B/3B Immaculate home stocked w/amenities includes two private dock slips. Great Views! $1.195M Las BrisasMarnies Marnie's Landing Private Marina, Gated, 5 Lots left $590K+ Marnies Landing GREAT VALUE 100+ acres situated at entrance of world famous Treasure Cay Resort, overlooking historic Green Turtle Cay with 1500 of waterfront! $3.9M Thurston BayDouble Beach Lots"Second Chance" 2 Bed/1 Bath Guana Cay $250K Second ChanceBill Dillon New Name35,000+ square feet 143' Oceanfront North of Tahiti Beach $997,500 Barefoot Breezes9 acres Sea to Sea Estate, 649' of sandy Beach, 625' of Sea of Abaco Bayfront, Peaceful & private. N. of Hope Town. $11.75M 9 AcresTahiti Hai Bali HaiWe know Abaco! One call does it all! Elbow Cay, Buttonwood Bay #17 12,000 square feet $150,000 Elbow Cay, Buttonwood Bay #47 13,500 square feet $140,000 Double Beach Lots White Sound Includes Dock Permit $399K each MORE PROPERTIES FOR SALE 3B/2B, Hope Town Village Rental history Dock & waterfront lot $1.1M Sweetings Landing NEW PRICE! NEW PRICE! Price Reduction 6B/6.5B residence overlooking Tahiti Beach. Pool, Hot Tub, generator & water maker. 200' + dock. Great Rental History. Lots of extras. $5.4M Central Abaco News Salvage operators load barge for exportBy Canishka Alexander Members of the Abaco Salvage Opera tors Association organized a barge to load scrap metal from January 30 to February 5 for export. Sherilyn Cooper, Association president, reflected on the mandate given to them by the government, reminding customers of their responsibilities as well. Persons were asked to bring identifica tion and proof that they owned the mate rial they were transporting to the barge, which was situated at the Abaco Block and Concrete plant in Murphy Town. There the materials were weighed and invoiced so that their customers could receive com pensation. Additionally, Ms. Cooper listed off a number of materials that the associa tion would accept. Ms. Cooper said it was important for the Association to keep a clean image and to stay away from the stigma that has in re cent times been attached to the scrap metal industry. Veronad Kessaint translated Ms. Coo pers message for those living in the Creole communities, so that they would also be given an opportunity to participate. Ms. Cooper can be contacted at: 4586263 for more information.Yacht Club holds safe ty and medical seminarBy Bradley Albury The Below Decks lounge at Abaco Beach Resort was filled to capacity with second homeowners, boaters and tourists on January 24. A panel of local and international experts and maritime authorities addressed the crowd about Bahamian laws and safety tips when visiting The Bahamas. Robert Wilson introduced each speaker to the crowd. Administrator Cephas Cooper expressed gratitude to the yachting community for their significant contribution to the eco nomic equation. He remarked on the high turnout for the event which was impressive and indicative of the strong and supportive community the boaters and second homeowners are. Mr. Cooper felt that Abacos high number of return visitors was due largely to the atmosphere of safety he ac credited to Police Supt. Noel Curry and the rest of Abacos police force. Police Supt. Curry briefly reviewed the make-up of the Bahamian police force and the critical liaisons it has with local non-government organizations and crime watch groups. He asserted that the police and their partners in the community were winning the fight against stolen vessels. He offered his anecdote of being thanked by a local insurance agency for the reduced number of claims. He ended by noting how critical it is to have a tracking device in stalled on vessels. Sgt. Johnson, who supervises fire ser vices on Abaco, spoke about the incred Please see Central Page 11 The Royal Marsh Harbour Yacht Club held a seminar for visiting yachtsmen, second homeowners and other visitors to acquaint them with local medical facilities and orga nizations involved with security. Representatives from several organizations spoke to the large group at Abaco Beach Resort on January 24. The presenters at the security and medical seminar were, standing, Supt. Noel Curry, Police Force; Sgt. Paul Johnson, fire protection; Wynsome Ferguson, Tourism; Robert Wilson, master of cermonies; Angie Collie, medical clinics; Kendi Anderson, Tourism; and Administrator Cephas Cooper. Seated are Justin Noice, BASRA; Lt. Comm. Brian Betz, U.S. Coast Guard; and Petty Officer Turnquest, Defence Force.

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February 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 11 More Central Abaco News ible work of local volunteer groups spread throughout the island. Despite receiving funding solely from donations, these fire fighting groups have maintained an irre placeable service to the community. Angie Collie of Auskell Community Clinic and John Pintard of the National Emergency Medical Service each talked about local medical services and how to contact the appropriate parties in cases of emergency. The number to call for emer gency medical service is 367-2911. Petty Officer Turnquest of the Royal Ba hamas Defense Force addressed the yacht ing group about tips for boating in Bahami an waters. It is critical, he said, to always inform family or friends of your plans and to keep in contact on a regular basis. The Abaco base for the Defense Force can be reached at 367-7555. Justin Noice of Ba hamas Air and Sea Rescue Association continued in the same vein of boating tips, safety regulations and the importance of volunteering as well as The Bahamas rela tionship with the U.S. Coast Guard. Lt. Comm. Brian Betz of the U.S. Coast Guard brought out the proximity of The Bahamas and Florida as well as the his torical connections each shares. The Coast Guard and its Bahamian counterparts have an excellent relationship. While primarily engaged in counter-narcotics, the Coast Guard consistently performs search-andrescue operations in Bahamian waters with the help of the Bahamian government and non-governmental organizations such as BASRA and the Royal Bahamas Defense Force. LCDR Betz stressed the importance of responsible ownership of EPIRBs, which allow vessels to be located in emergency situations.Commonwealth Bank moved to new buildingBy Mirella Santillo Customers patronizing Commonwealth Bank Ltd. on January 23 were excited to be the first to be served in the recently com pleted adjacent building which has been under construction for the last few months. They were welcomed by William B Sands, Chairman of the Board, who came from Nassau for the occasion, and by Mavis Burrows, Vice President of Operations. Central From Page 10 Please see Central Page 14 Work has already begun on renovations to the original part of Commonwealth Bank. The crane is removing the roof of the entrance as the current entrance is in the new, greatly enlarged extension that opened last month. The new lobby of Commonwealth Bank greets customers with a spacious, inviting atmosphere. The bank has just opened its large ad dition to provide the public with all their services. Each department is now double in area.

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Page 12 Section A The Abaconian February 15, 2012 NEW PRICE CANAL FRONT MOTIVATED SELLER MOTIVATED SELLER WATERFRONT HOMES UNBELIEVABLE PRICE 2 FOR THE PRICE OF 1 LARGEST BEACH LOT 360 VIEWS PRIVATE ESTATE MOTIVATED SELLER SPECTACULAR BEACH A VIEW WITH A HOME CLASSIC COTTAGE BUILD READY BEACHFRONT GREAT RENTAL GUANA OUTBACK BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY GREAT ELEVATIONS GREAT VALUE NEW LISTING STUNNING BEACHFRONT NEW ISLAND COMMUNITY BEST DEAL IN WINDING BAY BEST PRICE BEACHFRONT DESIRABLE LIVING PROPERTIES AND ACREAGE Feb 1st, 2012 S S A, P H T, E C L Q r T C George Damianos Broker, Owner t 242.362.4211 Kerry Sullivan Broker t 242.366.0163 Laurie Schreiner Estate Agent t 242.367.5046 Jane Patterson Estate Agent t 242.366.0035 Stan Sawyer Estate Agent t 242.577.0298 Bill Albury Estate Agent t 242.367.5046 Chris Albury Estate Agent t 242.367.5046 Member of the Bahamas MLS Kristi Wong Estate Agent t 242.367.5046 Leslie Pinder Estate Agent t 242.367.5046 MAINLAND#4071 BAHAMA PALM SHORES Lot 43 Good residential area. $30,000. Bill Albury #6088 BAHAMA PALM SHORES -Lot 29 Section 1, Block F, Lot 29. Large lot. $62,000. Leslie Pinder #4632 MARSH HARBOUR High Rocks waterfront lot. High elevation, views. $599k. 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. Bill Albury #5899 82 ft. of Waterfront 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. Kristi Wong #6022 Baines 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 facilites. $325,000. Leslie PinderTREASURE 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 198 Protected canal with great views. $242,500. Stan Sawyer #5448 PINEAPPLE POINT #5-Canalfront furnished 2b 2b ground floor unit w/ dock slip. $695,000. Stan Sawyer #5898 ROYAL PALM 2437 Canalfront with dock slip included. $540,000. Stan Sawyer #3897 PAPIS PALACE Beachfront new furnished 3b 2b 2 storey. $795,000. Stan Sawyer BAHAMA BEACH CLUB Hot Deals. Luxurious resort amenities. Stan SawyerGUANA CAY#7125 Princes Trust Lot 75 ft of frontage, great elevation. $375,000. Chris Albury #5237 Paradise Cove Delia 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 #11649 WATERFRONT New 4b/3b home with dockage. Gorgeous pool with sea views. Guest Cottage. US$1,100,000. Bill.Albury@SothebysRealty.com #12043 WATERFRONT HIDEAWAY Sea to sea, 150 dock & boat lift. Main house with 1 1/2 bed 1 1/2 bath, guest quarters with 2 bed 2 bath. US$1,495,000. Bill.Albury@SothebysRealty.com #14071 MATTHEWS POINT 26 acre, 1,247 linear feet of frontage a 10 minute drive from Marsh Harbour. $600,000. Kristi.Wong@SothebysRealty.com #13938 LEA-SING GREAT ABACO CLUB 2,200 +/sq.ft, 3b 4.5b includes bonus boathouse room below. Secure dockage w/ boat lift. $995,000. Bill.Albury@SothebysRealty.com #14362 LOWES RETREAT 3b/3b & 2b/2b apartment. Swimming pool w/ large deck Standby generator, utility room, tool shed. $950,000. Leslie.Pinder@SothebysRealty.com #12313 CANALFRONT 5b 4b plus office, pristine 5,500 sq.ft. family home with 100 dock with elec and H2O. US$1,500,000. Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com #11583 CANALFRONT HOME Fully furnished 3b/ 3b on 2 lots with 180 ft. on the canal. Fully serviced 110 ft. dock. Perfectly Priced at: US$1,275,000. Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com #13621 SEA SHELLS 3b 2b home w/ exceptional privacy on WIndward Beach. Spectacular sunrise & beach viewsfrom covered patio. US$998,500. Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com #10244 SEA VIEWS CROSSWINDS Best price in neighbourhood, 2,800 sq.ft. 4 b/3b home. Large lot. Backup generator US$ 585,000. Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com #5962/5690 BLUEFIN 3b/2b 1,100 sq.ft. with private dock & detached garage. $880,000. YELLOWFIN 3b/2b, with dock. $ 1,250,000.Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com #14040 TURTLES REST -Near Marsh Harbour Canalfront home w/ private dock in Leisure Lee, 3b, 2b plus 2 lofts. furnished. US$695,000. Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com #14138 IGGY BIGGY PROPERTY BUILDINGS ONLY 3 storefronts & 2 apartments centrally located. Great income potential. US$1,450,000. Bill.Albury@SothebysRealty.com #14720 BAHAMA BEACH CLUB 3, 4 & 5 bed luxury condos on beach with great views & every imaginable amenity. Pool & Bar. Starting at $530,000. Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com #12965 ROCK POINT LANDING 3 bed 3 bath situated at the entrances to both Treasure Cay and also Gun Powder Creek. $940,000. Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com #14582 PAPIS PALACE Great value home in TC beach. Furnished, new 3b 2b 2 storey home. Excellent for rentals. US$ 795,000. Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com #14421 CHATTERBOX PELICAN SHORES -2 bed 2.5 bath. Panoramic view of Fanny Bay. Cabana with summer kitchen. $ 1,000,000. Kristi.Wong@SothebysRealty.com #14326 COCONUT COTTAGE 3b 2.5b home. Speciality fnishes abound in a perfect setting. Boat slip with lift, shared pool & grill area. US$874,995 Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com #12564 ATLANTIS 2207 CANAL FRONT CONDOMINIUM Two storey comfortable 2 bed 2 bath w/ dock and garage. Pool. Great views. $450,000. Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com #14315 VILLA FARNIENTE BRING OFFERS! Newly constructed 4b 4.5b. 2 story pod home w/ fantastic views. Total area of 5,605 s.f. on 28,750 sf lot. US$2,750,000. Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com #13115 TURTLES NEST 2.7 acres w/ 2b 2.5b main home, deep water dockage, pool, high elevations. $2,350,000. Turtles Landing Harbourfront 2b 2b. $877,500.Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com #13542 GILLIAM BAY ESTATE 1.7 acres. Best price on Green Turtle Beach. Desirable neighbourhood. Existing 2 bed home. $650,000.Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com Treasure Cay Residential Lots St. Andrews Golf Course lots $35,000. Canalfront Galleon Bay lots $235,000.Sunrise Point beachfront $925,000. Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com #12057 ST. CHARLES PLACE SUNRISE BAY Stunning 4 bed 4 bath home with direct beach access and private dock slip. US$1,900,000. Bill.Albury@SothebysRealty.com #14264 BATAVIA PELICAN SHORES 3b/3b overlooking harbour. Deep water dock & dock house. US$1,400,000. Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com Jane.Patterson@SothebysRealty.com #15592 BEACH VILLA 714 2b 2b beachfront villa close to all amenties. Steps to shopping. Great rental. US$ 440,000.Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com STUNNING VIEW NEW PRICE NEW PRICE NEW PRICE NEW PRICE BOATERS TREASURE NEW PRICE Marsh Harbour Treasure Cay & Green Turtle Cay #14900 PRINCES TRUST LOT 75 ft of beach frontage & an elevated building site. Excellent opportunity for investment, or to build a private beach getaway. Close to Nippers. US$375,000. Christopher.Albury@SothebysRealty.com #13417 LOT ORCHID BAY LOT C10 This 14,574 sq.ft. lot is the largest available cottage lot close to all resort amenities. US$300,000. Christopher.Albury@SothebysRealty.com #14461 SEA TO SEA Impressive 4b 3.5b home on over 1.3 lush tropical acres, 80 ft dock on the creek. US$1,375,000. Christopher.Albury@SothebysRealty.com #13058 ANNE BONNY WATERFRONT Charming down east 3 bed cottage with 360 degree views. Protected harbour frontage. New dock. US$950,000. Christopher.Albury@SothebysRealty.com #13638 ORCHID BAY LOT 6 135 of beach frontage on the Atlantic Ocean at the prestigious gated resort community of Orchid Bay Yacht Club. $1,675,000. Christopher.Albury@SothebysRealty#5351WATERFRONT ORCHID BAY 5 bed 4 bath home. Access to pool, tennis & beach. Fishing, snorkeling off private 65 dock. US$1,550,000. Christopher.Albury@SothebysRealty.com #12362 ORCHID BAY Highest elevation with panoramic views. Luxury 5 bed 4.5 bath on 4 acres. Patio & pool. Excellent rental. US$2,250,000. Christopher.Albury@SothebysRealty.com GUANA CAY #13594 PRINCES TRUST 2b/2b private villa w/ loft, large wraparound porches, 150ft of Atlantic frontage, beautifully landscaped grounds. US$1,225,000. Christopher.Albury@SothebysRealty.com #14313 ORCHID BAY LOT 2 145 feet of Atlantic beach frontage, incredible views from 30ft dune. Motivated Seller! US$1,500,000. Christopher.Albury@SothebysRealty.com #14047 ORCHID BAY LOT 1 Largest beachfront lot, 1. 55 acres in Orchid Bay. 190 ft of frontage. with 30 ft elevations. US$2,700,000. Christopher.Albury@SothebysRealty.com #15186 LANDFALL 3/4 acre harboourfront estate w/ beautifully appointed Island style home and guest cottage. 3b, 2.5b total. Deepwater dock. US$1,700,000. Christopher.Albury@SothebysRealty.com #15217 TROGLODYTE 1.01 acres sea to sea at Cave Hill. 1 bed 1 bath cottage. 80 ft dock with boat lift. US$950,000. Christopher.Albury@SothebysRealty.com SCOTLAND CAY #13594 SUMMER CAMP 1.8acre double lot, 25,000gal cistern & new 30kw generator already in place. 300ft of beach frontage, deeded dock, landing rights. US$1,150,000. Christopher.Albury@SothebysRealty.com #15029 SEA SHORE VILLAS 3 townhouse villas with private swimming pool. 250 dock, cabanas, gift shop & laundromat. US$1,350,000. Christopher.Albury@SothebysRealty.com #14403 COTTAGES 44 & 45 Unobstructed views of the Atlantic w/ all the amenities of the Abaco Club. US$2,000,000. Bill.Albury@SothebysRealty.com #12982 HOPE COTTAGE 4b 4b home in Ritz Carltons Winding Bay w/ every imaginable option included. US$1,800,000. Bill.Albury@SothebysRealty.com #12122 THE ABACO CLUB LOT #30 Great dune elevation, 1.6 acres. Close to Busters Beach Bar & all amenities. US$1,300,000. Bill.Albury@SothebysRealty.com #15106 THE ABACO CLUB LOT #32 Best priced beachfront estate lot available. Over 1.5 acres. US$1,100,000. Bill.Albury@SothebysRealty.com Winding Bay #13921DOLPHIN LOOKOUT 180 degree views of the ocean & Scotland Cay lagoon. 1b cottage on a double lot. Private dock on the sea of abaco. US$595,000. Christopher.Albury@SothebysRealty.com NEW PRICE NEW PRICESCHOONER BAY #5671 WATERFRONT LOT HARBOUR ISLAND 52 ft on harbour facing Schooner Bay Village. Enjoy a seaside golf cart community $160,000. Info.Bahamas@SothebysRealty.comSOUTH ABACO #14358 SANDY BEACH HIDEAWAYS 4b 2b waterfront home. 20 min drive from Marsh Harbour. Relax on patio overlooking the beach. $750,000. Leslie.Pinder@SothebysRealty.com South Abaco Guana Cay Man-O-War Cay WATERFRONT GREAT VALUE CANALFRONT DEALSEA OF ABACO VIEWS BEACHFRONT VILLA NEW LISTING NEW PRICE PRIME COMMERCIAL NEW LISTING PRISTINE HARBOURFRONT BEST OF BOTH WORLDS CLOSE TO THE BEACH#7180 PEACH PARADISE 4b 3b 2 storey fully furnished home overlooking the Atlantic. Steps from the beach. US$595,000. Christopher.Albury@SothebysRealty.com rody.com LITTLE HARBOUR #12186 OCEAN VIEWS from 3 bed/2 bath high above sea level with beach access. Near Petes Pub. US$379,000. Also 2 bed 2 bath cottage with generator. Great starter home with some TLC. US$209,000. Bill.Albury@SothebysRealty.comGREAT VIEWS GREAT PRICE

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NEW PRICE CANAL FRONT MOTIVATED SELLER MOTIVATED SELLER WATERFRONT HOMES UNBELIEVABLE PRICE 2 FOR THE PRICE OF 1 LARGEST BEACH LOT 360 VIEWS PRIVATE ESTATE MOTIVATED SELLER SPECTACULAR BEACH A VIEW WITH A HOME CLASSIC COTTAGE BUILD READY BEACHFRONT GREAT RENTAL GUANA OUTBACK BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY GREAT ELEVATIONS GREAT VALUE NEW LISTING STUNNING BEACHFRONT NEW ISLAND COMMUNITY BEST DEAL IN WINDING BAY BEST PRICE BEACHFRONT DESIRABLE LIVING PROPERTIES AND ACREAGE Feb 1st, 2012 S S A, P H T, E C L Q r T C George Damianos Broker, Owner t 242.362.4211 Kerry Sullivan Broker t 242.366.0163 Laurie Schreiner Estate Agent t 242.367.5046 Jane Patterson Estate Agent t 242.366.0035 Stan Sawyer Estate Agent t 242.577.0298 Bill Albury Estate Agent t 242.367.5046 Chris Albury Estate Agent t 242.367.5046Member of the Bahamas MLSKristi Wong Estate Agent t 242.367.5046 Leslie Pinder Estate Agent t 242.367.5046 MAINLAND#4071 BAHAMA PALM SHORES Lot 43 Good residential area. $30,000. Bill Albury #6088 BAHAMA PALM SHORES -Lot 29 Section 1, Block F, Lot 29. Large lot. $62,000. Leslie Pinder #4632 MARSH HARBOUR High Rocks waterfront lot. High elevation, views. $599k. 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. Bill Albury #5899 82 ft. of Waterfront 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. Kristi Wong #6022 Baines 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 facilites. $325,000. Leslie PinderTREASURE 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 198 Protected canal with great views. $242,500. Stan Sawyer #5448 PINEAPPLE POINT #5-Canalfront furnished 2b 2b ground floor unit w/ dock slip. $695,000. Stan Sawyer #5898 ROYAL PALM 2437 Canalfront with dock slip included. $540,000. Stan Sawyer #3897 PAPIS PALACE Beachfront new furnished 3b 2b 2 storey. $795,000. Stan Sawyer BAHAMA BEACH CLUB Hot Deals. Luxurious resort amenities. Stan SawyerGUANA CAY#7125 Princes Trust Lot 75 ft of frontage, great elevation. $375,000. Chris Albury #5237 Paradise Cove Delia 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 #11649 WATERFRONT New 4b/3b home with dockage. Gorgeous pool with sea views. Guest Cottage. US$1,100,000. Bill.Albury@SothebysRealty.com #12043 WATERFRONT HIDEAWAY Sea to sea, 150 dock & boat lift. Main house with 1 1/2 bed 1 1/2 bath, guest quarters with 2 bed 2 bath. US$1,495,000. Bill.Albury@SothebysRealty.com #14071 MATTHEWS POINT 26 acre, 1,247 linear feet of frontage a 10 minute drive from Marsh Harbour. $600,000. Kristi.Wong@SothebysRealty.com #13938 LEA-SING GREAT ABACO CLUB 2,200 +/sq.ft, 3b 4.5b includes bonus boathouse room below. Secure dockage w/ boat lift. $995,000. Bill.Albury@SothebysRealty.com #14362 LOWES RETREAT 3b/3b & 2b/2b apartment. Swimming pool w/ large deck Standby generator, utility room, tool shed. $950,000. Leslie.Pinder@SothebysRealty.com #12313 CANALFRONT 5b 4b plus office, pristine 5,500 sq.ft. family home with 100 dock with elec and H2O. US$1,500,000. Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com #11583 CANALFRONT HOME Fully furnished 3b/ 3b on 2 lots with 180 ft. on the canal. Fully serviced 110 ft. dock. Perfectly Priced at: US$1,275,000. Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com #13621 SEA SHELLS 3b 2b home w/ exceptional privacy on WIndward Beach. Spectacular sunrise & beach viewsfrom covered patio. US$998,500. Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com #10244 SEA VIEWS CROSSWINDS Best price in neighbourhood, 2,800 sq.ft. 4 b/3b home. Large lot. Backup generator US$ 585,000. Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com #5962/5690 BLUEFIN 3b/2b 1,100 sq.ft. with private dock & detached garage. $880,000. YELLOWFIN 3b/2b, with dock. $ 1,250,000.Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com #14040 TURTLES REST-Near Marsh Harbour Canalfront home w/ private dock in Leisure Lee, 3b, 2b plus 2 lofts. furnished. US$695,000. Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com #14138 IGGY BIGGY PROPERTY BUILDINGS ONLY 3 storefronts & 2 apartments centrally located. Great income potential. US$1,450,000. Bill.Albury@SothebysRealty.com #14720 BAHAMA BEACH CLUB 3, 4 & 5 bed luxury condos on beach with great views & every imaginable amenity. Pool & Bar. Starting at $530,000. Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com #12965 ROCK POINT LANDING 3 bed 3 bath situated at the entrances to both Treasure Cay and also Gun Powder Creek. $940,000. Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com #14582 PAPIS PALACE Great value home in TC beach. Furnished, new 3b 2b 2 storey home. Excellent for rentals. US$ 795,000. Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com #14421 CHATTERBOX PELICAN SHORES -2 bed 2.5 bath. Panoramic view of Fanny Bay. Cabana with summer kitchen. $ 1,000,000. Kristi.Wong@SothebysRealty.com #14326 COCONUT COTTAGE 3b 2.5b home. Speciality fnishes abound in a perfect setting. Boat slip with lift, shared pool & grill area. US$874,995 Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com #12564 ATLANTIS 2207 CANAL FRONT CONDOMINIUM Two storey comfortable 2 bed 2 bath w/ dock and garage. Pool. Great views. $450,000. Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com #14315 VILLA FARNIENTE BRING OFFERS! Newly constructed 4b 4.5b. 2 story pod home w/ fantastic views. Total area of 5,605 s.f. on 28,750 sf lot. US$2,750,000. Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com #13115 TURTLES NEST 2.7 acres w/ 2b 2.5b main home, deep water dockage, pool, high elevations. $2,350,000. Turtles Landing Harbourfront 2b 2b. $877,500.Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com #13542 GILLIAM BAY ESTATE 1.7 acres. Best price on Green Turtle Beach. Desirable neighbourhood. Existing 2 bed home. $650,000.Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com Treasure Cay Residential Lots St. Andrews Golf Course lots $35,000. Canalfront Galleon Bay lots $235,000.Sunrise Point beachfront $925,000. Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com #12057 S T C HARLES P LACE SUNRISE BAY Stunning 4 bed 4 bath home with direct beach access and private dock slip. US$1,900,000. Bill.Albury@SothebysRealty.com #14264 BATAVIA PELICAN SHORES3b/3b overlooking harbour. Deep water dock & dock house. US$1,400,000. Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com Jane.Patterson@SothebysRealty.com #15592 BEACH VILLA 714 2b 2b beachfront villa close to all amenties. Steps to shopping. Great rental. US$ 440,000.Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com STUNNING VIEW NEW PRICE NEW PRICE NEW PRICE NEW PRICE BOATERS TREASURE NEW PRICE Marsh Harbour Treasure Cay & Green Turtle Cay #14900 PRINCES TRUST LOT 75 ft of beach frontage & an elevated building site. Excellent opportunity for investment, or to build a private beach getaway. Close to Nippers. US$375,000. Christopher.Albury@SothebysRealty.com #13417 LOT ORCHID BAY LOT C10 This 14,574 sq.ft. lot is the largest available cottage lot close to all resort amenities. US$300,000. Christopher.Albury@SothebysRealty.com #14461 SEA TO SEA Impressive 4b 3.5b home on over 1.3 lush tropical acres, 80 ft dock on the creek. US$1,375,000. Christopher.Albury@SothebysRealty.com #13058 ANNE BONNY WATERFRONT Charming down east 3 bed cottage with 360 degree views. Protected harbour frontage. New dock. US$950,000. Christopher.Albury@SothebysRealty.com #13638 ORCHID BAY LOT 6 135 of beach frontage on the Atlantic Ocean at the prestigious gated resort community of Orchid Bay Yacht Club. $1,675,000. Christopher.Albury@SothebysRealty #5351WATERFRONT ORCHID BAY 5 bed 4 bath home. Access to pool, tennis & beach. Fishing, snorkeling off private 65 dock. US$1,550,000. Christopher.Albury@SothebysRealty.com #12362 ORCHID BAY Highest elevation with panoramic views. Luxury 5 bed 4.5 bath on 4 acres. Patio & pool. Excellent rental. US$2,250,000. Christopher.Albury@SothebysRealty.com GUANA CAY #13594 PRINCES TRUST 2b/2b private villa w/ loft, large wraparound porches, 150ft of Atlantic frontage, beautifully landscaped grounds. US$1,225,000. Christopher.Albury@SothebysRealty.com #14313 ORCHID BAY LOT 2 145 feet of Atlantic beach frontage, incredible views from 30ft dune. Motivated Seller! US$1,500,000. Christopher.Albury@SothebysRealty.com #14047 ORCHID BAY LOT 1 Largest beachfront lot, 1. 55 acres in Orchid Bay. 190 ft of frontage. with 30 ft elevations. US$2,700,000. Christopher.Albury@SothebysRealty.com #15186 LANDFALL 3/4 acre harboourfront estate w/ beautifully appointed Island style home and guest cottage. 3b, 2.5b total. Deepwater dock. US$1,700,000. Christopher.Albury@SothebysRealty.com #15217 TROGLODYTE 1.01 acres sea to sea at Cave Hill. 1 bed 1 bath cottage. 80 ft dock with boat lift. US$950,000. Christopher.Albury@SothebysRealty.com SCOTLAND CAY #13594 SUMMER CAMP 1.8acre double lot, 25,000gal cistern & new 30kw generator already in place. 300ft of beach frontage, deeded dock, landing rights. US$1,150,000. Christopher.Albury@SothebysRealty.com #15029 SEA SHORE VILLAS 3 townhouse villas with private swimming pool. 250 dock, cabanas, gift shop & laundromat. US$1,350,000. Christopher.Albury@SothebysRealty.com #14403 COTTAGES 44 & 45 Unobstructed views of the Atlantic w/ all the amenities of the Abaco Club. US$2,000,000. Bill.Albury@SothebysRealty.com #12982 HOPE COTTAGE 4b 4b home in Ritz Carltons Winding Bay w/ every imaginable option included. US$1,800,000. Bill.Albury@SothebysRealty.com #12122 THE ABACO CLUB LOT #30 Great dune elevation, 1.6 acres. Close to Busters Beach Bar & all amenities. US$1,300,000. Bill.Albury@SothebysRealty.com #15106 THE ABACO CLUB LOT #32 Best priced beachfront estate lot available. Over 1.5 acres. US$1,100,000. Bill.Albury@SothebysRealty.com Winding Bay #13921DOLPHIN LOOKOUT 180 degree views of the ocean & Scotland Cay lagoon. 1b cottage on a double lot. Private dock on the sea of abaco. US$595,000. Christopher.Albury@SothebysRealty.com NEW PRICE NEW PRICESCHOONER BAY #5671WATERFRONT LOT HARBOUR ISLAND 52 ft on harbour facing Schooner Bay Village. Enjoy a seaside golf cart community $160,000. Info.Bahamas@SothebysRealty.com SOUTH ABACO #14358 SANDY BEACH HIDEAWAYS 4b 2b waterfront home. 20 min drive from Marsh Harbour. Relax on patio overlooking the beach. $750,000. Leslie.Pinder@SothebysRealty.com South Abaco Guana Cay Man-O-War Cay WATERFRONT GREAT VALUE CANALFRONT DEAL SEA OF ABACO VIEWS BEACHFRONT VILLA NEW LISTING NEW PRICE PRIME COMMERCIAL NEW LISTING PRISTINE HARBOURFRONT BEST OF BOTH WORLDS CLOSE TO THE BEACH #7180 PEACH PARADISE 4b 3b 2 storey fully furnished home overlooking the Atlantic. Steps from the beach. US$595,000. Christopher.Albury@SothebysRealty.com rody.com LITTLE HARBOUR #12186OCEAN VIEWS from 3 bed/2 bath high above sea level with beach access. Near Petes Pub. US$379,000. Also 2 bed 2 bath cottage with generator. Great starter home with some TLC. US$209,000. Bill.Albury@SothebysRealty.com GREAT VIEWS GREAT PRICE

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Page 14 Section A The Abaconian February 15, 2012 Victoria Albury, right, Financial Centre Man ager of Fidelity Bank (Bahamas) Abaco Branch recently pre sented Jo-Ann Bradley, President of the Rotary Club of Abaco, with a satellite phone. The satellite phone will be used by Rotary mem bers as an emergency communication tool before, during and af ter local catastrophes to provide updates to local authorities as well as local and inter national Rotary Clubs. Fidelity Bank realizes its corporate responsibility to support local community builders, and we are very pleased to make this contribution to the Rotary Club of Abaco, said Mrs. Albury. Being able to help Rotary in its mobile aid and rescue efforts makes us proud.Fidelity Bank supports the Rotary Club Central From Page 11 Also greeting customers were members the local management team, Manager Mat thew Sawyer, and two Assistant Managers, Marilyn Innocent and Duane Johnson. It was a soft opening, said Ms. Inno cent. There will be a grand opening when the former premises have been renovated. The colors of the bank highlights the spacious premises from the granite floor and counters to the floral arrangements. The various banking transactions are now conducted at different counters. Several waiting areas are furnished with sofas. We are happy to have the extra room and to offer more comfort for our cus More Central Abaco News tomers, said Ms. Innocent. Each de partment will have double the space that it had before. The building was designed with future growth in mind, she com mented. Bank employees worked through the weekend to maintain the opening deadline. Renovations began on the original build ing immediately which will used as a credit center. The parking facilities have been in creased to 65 spaces.Realtors join to provide better serviceReal estate brokers James and Donna Rees are pleased and excited to welcome Chris Roberts, broker/ appraiser, and his wife and partner, Molly Roberts, estate agent, to Island Properties. Formerly associated with Bahamas Realty Abaco Limited, the Roberts collectively represent over 20 years of experience in the real estate industry. Chris, the son of a native Abaconian, is a former contractor/ builder and a graduate of Duke University in North Carolina with a degree in civil engi neering. Chris has built several residences and commercial properties on Abaco. His engineering expertise is key in assisting real estate buyers and sellers with site inspections, pre-sale residential and commercial inspections, and insurance inspections. His expertise is also key in his role as an appraiser. Molly Roberts, an American trans plant since 1993, has been in the real es tate profession since 1998. Her extensive background in marketing and consumer research, interior design and graphic arts has helped her develop a refreshing take on the real estate industry. Staging homes and advising clients in showcasing their properties to their best advantage is just one of her specialties. The Rees and Roberts team is joining together in this new venture with a positive outlook for the future of Abacos real estate industry.Seven-day health workshopBy Mirella Santillo Shanishka Bain, the founder of Living Well Naturally, held a seven-day seminar in Marsh Harbour to encourage people to improve their health by following a diet Please see Central Page 16 Airport terminal building progresses The contruction of the new terminal at the Marsh Harbour air port shows steady progress. The third floor is all metal fram ing. This area will be for secruity equipment and the airport managers office.

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of wholesome vegetarian foods. Ms. Bain, a nutrition educator and Naturopath, has conducted several workshops on Abaco demonstrating how to cook tasty foods without using meat or dairy products. As a follow-up to the previous workshops, she wanted to inform people of the negative role of toxins in the body and of fer to a small group ways of ridding the body of toxins. A detox workshop started on January 26 with the group being briefed on the program.Central From Page 14 More Central Abaco News The reason detoxification is important, explained Ms. Bain, is because people are constantly accumulating toxins in their bodies through air, food pollutants, per sonal hygiene and cleansing products. A follow-up session consisted of dis cussing the challenges of going through the program. During the last evening which included a pot-luck dinner, Ms. Bain reinforced the reasons why one should detox. Ms. Bain is planning to offer a free group exercise program in the near future. For information, call 225 4615.New shopping center will soon break groundThe Teachers and Salaried Workers Cooperative Credit Union will soon break ground on its shopping plaza and admin istrative center on Forest Drive in Dundas Town. The corner lot on the western en trance to Central Pines Estates will have two buildings with the smaller building dedicated to the cooperatives manage ment. The second, two storey building will contain 15 to 20 business suites on the ground floor with two units being larger for anchor businesses. The second floor will be left vacant initially. Executives came from Nassau on Janu ary 12 to update the directors of the Abaco Chamber of Commerce on their expansion plans. A similar presentation was made to the Central Abaco District Council on Jan uary 30. Abacos growth has caught their attention, and they feel committed to expanding their presence here. Further, they note the movement of commerce and popu lation to the west of the established Marsh Harbour business district, and they want to serve this expansion. Leroy Sumner, Acting General Man ager from Nassau, gave a short summary on the credit unions history and present standing. In 2010 it had 38,000 members and total assets of $128 million which will comfortably see the projects completion. He dispelled the notion that membership is only for teachers, stating that anyone with a salary is eligible to join. He further explained that the organizations use of the word union refers to the union of financial interests, not of labour issues. With the current financial crisis in inter national banking, credit unions are thriving and outpacing banks in growth and custom er confidence. Mr. Sumner noted that the Abaco econ omy is quite healthy in comparison the rest of The Bahamas and has the fastest grow ing economy of any of the Family Islands. He assured the Chamber directors that the credit union executives are confident and comfortable in investing in Abacos future.New Businesses Attorney opens law chambers By Samantha V. Evans This newest law chambers opened in February 2011 by Attorney Sheanda Coo per-Rolle, who has been an attorney al most nine years. She practices general law which enables her to cover all areas of law including divorce, personal injury, crimi nal cases, and land matters. In January she moved her office into the Abaco Shopping Center next door to Fidelity Bank. Mrs. Rolle was educated at the Uni versity of the West Indies and the Eugene Dupuch Law School in Nassau. Since ob taining her law degree, she has practiced mainly in Freeport but wanted to come to Abaco where her parents are from. She has wanted to be a lawyer since she was a child and has never wavered from that interest. Now that she is a lawyer, she is fascinated mostly by the cross examination in court. Her parents, Eddie and Sheila Cooper, are from Grand Cay and are well known so this has helped business as well. She can be reached by calling 442-6887. Flava Culinary Services opens By Samantha V. Evans Flava Culinary Services was started in January by four young men who have a passion for food. Antonio Huyler, Rich ardson Pata, Demiko Saunders, and David Thompson are the chefs (and young busi ness minds) who make up this team. Ac Construction continues on the by-pass road from the Marsh Harbour airport to join the road from the port. This will be a major road bringing visitors into town or to the ferry dock. The road south of the port passes next to the Mud, an immigrant community. Junk vehicles, trash of all kinds, garbage, unsightly fences, shacks and refuse line the road. The Marsh Harbour Town Committee is intent on cleaning the area to make it present able. A bulldozer is pushing the junk into piles preparatory to loading it in dump trucks to be hauled away. Marsh Harbour is cleaning roadway Please see Central Page 17 This is he architects concept of the new shopping center planned for Dundas Town by the Teachers and Salaried Workers Cooperative Credit Union. Ground-breaking is planned within the next couple of months. It will be located on Forest Drive. Pick up litter

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February 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 17 For Reservations: Bahamas 242.365.8500 USA/Canada 800.284.0382 www.BahamaBeachClub.com Spacious 2, 3, 4 & 5 bedroom rentals Voted: Best Beach in the Caribbean Two resort restaurants oceanfront dining Two fresh water pools and Jacuzzis Nearby 18 hole Golf course and 150 slip marina Free WiFi & long distance calls to the USA & Canada real luxury. real bahamas.A BEACHFRONT VILLA... FOR THE PRICE OF A HOTEL ROOM! The Abaco Beach Resort at Boat Harbour has a limited number of Luxury CondominiumsFor SaleTHE HARBOUR RESIDENCESFor more information visit www.AbacoBeachResort.com or call 242-367-2585 or 242-367-2158 More Central Abaco News The hill that is the site of the new administration building had extensive caves. Before construction could begin, caves had to be filled. Now equipment is excavating extensively in the areas designated for parking. Wherever the rock is not solid, a contrator is digging it out preparatory to packing quarry back in. This will add time and expense before the building can be completed as quite a bit of equipment is working on site. cording to Mr. Huyler, the name of their business speaks to the quality of the dishes they make. Last year he took part in the Best Chef Competition and won which was the beginning of his journey to starting his own business. He met the other young men. Since they all shared the same vision, they joined forces to start Flava Culinary Services. Mr. Huyler did catering in Nassau so he is familiar with how it is done and plans to do it right. They provide catering for pri vate functions, weddings, and other small parties. They have plans to offer cooking classes and starting an apprenticeship program for students who want to learn to cook. He started out as a cooks apprentice and now is a chef who wants to help others achieve their dream as well. They specialize in hotline Bahamian dishes, Italian cuisine, pastry dishes, carv ings and wedding cakes. Mr. Huyler noted that being a chef is a great career choice especially in the Bahamas where Bahamian chefs are in demand. Future chefs must be business-minded and not only aspire to have a job. In this field, there is no limit to what they can do. They can be reached at 551-5808 or 475-0472.The Pool Guy By Samantha V. Evans Calvin McIntosh began his business, the Pool Guy, in January 2012 but has two years of experience working in pool main tenance and cleaning. He is trained as an engineer but had the good fortune to learn about pools, pool maintenance and treat ment in his line of work. His work extends to residential and commercial properties. He is also skilled carpentry, refrigeration, plumbing and air-condition repair. He works by appointment and can be reached by calling 467-2133.Mamas Kitchen By Samantha V. Evans In November 2011 Mamas Kitchen opened in Dundas Town at the site once occupied by God Bless Church Chicken. Lorelda Woodside and Keishchelle Thurston are the owners and operators of the eatery. Ms. Woodside has been a cook at numerous local restaurants over the past 30 years and Ms. Thurston recently complet ed a degree as a chef at Florida Culinary School. They specialize in Bahamian snacks and dishes. They hope to expand their dishes to include American dishes, various sal ads, and desserts. On Saturdays they offer breakfast which includes souse and stews served with johnnycake or potato bread. They cater family, private and corporate functions as well. These ladies are open Monday to Thurs day from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Fridays till midnight and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to midnight. They can be reached by calling 458-7216.Central From Page 16 A control tower and fire rescue unit is being constructed at the Marsh Harbour airport south of the runway. Shown is half of the cab being transported through town. This is the window area where the controllers will keep track of planes.

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Page 18 Section A The Abaconian February 15, 2012 Sales Team of Ed Newell Broker Cindy Newell Sales Agent James Moir Nassau OceABACO ESTATE SERVICESREAL ESTATE SALESACATION RENTALSPrime Real Estate Listings Throughout AbacoMembers Bahamas Real Estate AssociationWe Exceed Client Expectations! .abacoestateservices.comFEB. 15, 2012Please contact us for additional details on this sampling of our featured listings or for information on our other prime properties throughout TREASURE CAY"Tranquility" # 1307 4 bed, 5 bath, tastefully furnished 2 level canal home on 2 lots. 3,580 s/f under roof, plus decks/balconies. 90' canal frontage, dock, boat lift, Great water views, excellent condition. $2,20 0,000. TREASURE CAY"Windward Palms" # 1454 Splendid 3 bed, 2 bath furnished Windward Beach home. 2,500 s/f under roof plus 1,600 s/f patios & walks on 16,000 s/f landscaped parcel with 100' sandy beach. Meticulously maintained, Many extras, superior sea views. $1,500,000 . 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 sea views. $887,000. Bahama Beach Club 2020 # 1139 3 bed, 2 bath, 1,650 s/f 2nd level beachfront condo, Stunningly furnished, elegantly decorated. Superior beach & ocean views. $872,000. Cutwater Way Canal Home #1524 3 bed, 3 bath, 3,600 s/f home on Brigantine Bay. Newly built in 2008, elegantly furnished, many upgraded features. 144' bulkhead, 70' dock, boat lift. $1,995,000.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 2 bed, 1 bath furnished 2 level condo overlooking marina, includes garage $199,000. "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."Girasole" # 1551Delightful 4 bed, 4.5 bath elevated Italian villa style beach home, plus 2 bed, 2 bath separate guest accomodations. Elegantly furnished, many upgrades/extras. 45,000 s/f landscaped grounds, 100' + beach frontage. $4,450,000. Royal Palm # 2311 # 1573 2 bed, 2 bath 950 s/f furnished ground level condo overlooking harbour & marina. Well maintained, Owner occupied (not a rental unit). Includes boat slip & storage unit. $299,000. "Toad Hall" # 1373 5 bed/4 bath, 4,000 s/f 2 level Ocean Blvd. furnished ocean view home includes 1 bed/1 bath apartment on 12,000 s/f parcel. Private beach access. $399,000. Houses CondosTreasure House # 4 # 1582 Charming 2 bed, 2 bath fully renovated & tastefully furnished 1,000 s/f Topsider style beachside villa. Many upgrades. Community pool, well maintained beachfront complex. $499,950. Brigantine Bay Canal Home # 1589 Newly built 4 bed, 4 bath unfurnished 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. "Kokomo", Brigantine Bay #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/f balcony, pool & patio decks. $1,399,000. Carleton Landing Carriage House # 1 # 16213 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. Sand Dollar Condo # 7 #1456 2 bed, 2 bath, 1,000 s/f ground level furnished beachfront condo. Well maintained, superb sea views, comunity pool. Best Value! $405,000. "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. $ 4,424,000. Turquoise #1696 Ocean Blvd 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. Atlantis Condo 2117 # 1741-Turn-key, 2 bedroom, 2 bath, 875 s/f ground level furnished unit. Well maintained, overlooks Brigantine Bay, includes private dock & boat slip. $295,000. Ocean Villa 916 #17372 bed, 2 bath turn-key 900 s/f furnished villa. Unobstructed sea views, Close to beach. Good vacation rental potential. $429,995. Treasure House # 11 # 1592 Delightful 2 bed, 2 bath comfortably furnished 1,000 s/f Topsider style beachside villa. Community pool, well maintained villa. Exceptional sea & beach views. $549,995. 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. $429,000. TREASURE CAYMembers Rising Sun # 1780 Windward Beach, 3 bed, 2.5 bath 2,118 s/f furnished home on 25,925 s/f parcel with 150 of sandy beach frontage. Superb sea views! $1,310,000. 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. 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 Galleon Bay bulkheaded canal lot with dock & garage. $2,774,000. 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. Helens 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.#1805 2 bed, 1.5 bath, 800 s/f, 2 level harbourside condo, tastefully furnished/decorated, well maintained. $179,000. Treasure House # 8 #1697 Beachside 2 bed, 2 bath, 1,000 s/f furnished Topsider villa. Community pool, great sea views. $399,000. Royal Poinciana # 2511 # 1483 Deluxe 2 bed, 2 bath ground level furnished 1,300 s/f beachfront condo. Well maintained. Great sea views, excellent rental income potential. $499,000. Beach Villa 673-#1847, 2 bed, 2 bath furnished 1,000 s/f, Near pool/beach, refurbished, well maintained. $359,000. "Dolphin Watch" -Galleon Bay # 1534 3 bed, 3.5 bath furnished home (including 2 bed, 2 bath guest cottage). Total 2,800 s/f living space. 18,000 s/f parcel, 74' bulkheaded canal frontage with dock. $949,000. Beach Villas # 526 # 1851 Charming 2 bed, 2 bath furnished villa near beach, pool & shopping $299,950. Bahama Beach Club 2029 # 755 3 bed, 2 bath ground level furnished condo, 1,650 s/f. Golf cart & garage included. Lowest priced condo at BBC. $549,000. Royal Palm # 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. Royal Palm # 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 marina views. $499,000. #1898 Starfish Cottage Beach Villa 503A & B 2 adjoining, self contained 1 bed, 1 bath furnished villas near beach. Great Rental Income Potential $369,000. 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. R E D U C E D #1942 1 bed, 1 bath, 450 s/f, 2nd level furnished unit overlooking community pool. $199,000. Royal Palm # 2306 # 1941 2 bed, 2 bath 950 s/f furnished ground level condo overlooking harbour & marina. Includes boat slip & storage unit. Beach nearby. $299,000. #1921 3 Marlin Dr. 3 bed, 3 bath, 1,276 s/f furnished home near beach on 12,800 s/f parcel $399,000. Beach Villa # 605 # 1635 1 bed, 2 bath well maintained & elegantly furnished "turn-key" villa. Washer/dryer. Many extras & upgrades. Can be modified for 2nd bedroom. Close to beach. $375,000. Trident House #317 3 Bed, 3.5 Bath furnished beachfront home on Treasure Cay Beach. 3,500 s/f living space, 2 garages, 16,000 s/f parcel with 100 sandy beach frontage. Fabulous Sea Views $1,850,000.R E D U C E D Palm Bay Harbourfront 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. Beach Villa 607 # 1982 2 bed, 2 bath, 900 s/f furnished villa near beach, pool, shops & marina $279,000. Bahama Beach Club # 2005 # 13703 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 # 3 # 19843 bed, 3 bath, 1,755 s/f unfurnished ground level condo on Brigantine Bay. New construction. Community pool, finger dock/private slip, 2 garages. NOW $ 639,000.R E D U C E D Carleton Landing Carriage House # 2 & 4 # 16203 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. 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. Atlantis Condo 2109 # 1990-Turn-key, 2 bedroom, 2 bath, 1,000 s/f ground level furnished unit. Well maintained, overlooks Brigantine Bay, includes private dock & boat slip. $349,000. NEW LISTING SOLDBeach Villa 527-#1852, Charmimg 2 bed, 2 bath furnished, near pool/beach, shopping $199,000. SOLDCarrollville #1352 -Near Treasure Cay -3 bed, 2 bath, 2,100 s/f hilltop home on 6 acres from highway to Sea. 165water frontage. Spectacular sea views. $595,000. Harbours Edge # 2000 3 bed, 3 bath furnished Harbourfront Home, sensational panoramic harbour views, 3,033 s/f under roof. 15,210 s/f landscaped parcel, 90 deep water frontage $995,000. R E D U C E D R E D U C E D Elysium #1460 4 bed, 2 bath, 2,840 s/f under roof furnished home on 2 lots (22,000 s/f) on Ocean Blvd. Includes double garage. Close to beach. $525,000. Top of the Rock # 2014 3 bed, 3 bath turnkey furnished home, 1,824 s/f living space, 740 s/f covered porches, double garage. 198 beach frontage on 2 lot parcel. Fantastic elevated views along entire Treasure Cay Beach. $2,300,000.NEW LISTING# 2010 3 bed, 2.5 bath, 1,236 s/f 2 level furnished harbourfront condo. Fully refurbished in 2004. Close to beach & marina $479,000.NEW LISTING UNDER CONTRACTR E D U C E D Royal Palm # 2317 #1467 2 bed, 2 bath ground level 950 s/f furnished harbourfront condo, includes private boat slip & finger dock. Great harbour views, close to beach. $275,000.NEW LISTINGR E D U C E D Atlantis Condo # 2203 # 1000 2 bed, 2 bath, 2nd level, 1,000 s/f furnished waterfront unit, includes fully serviced boat slip & golf cart garage. Overlooks Brigantine Bay, Optional Boat Lift. Near beach. $464,000. Atlantis Condo # 2202 # 987 2 bed, 2 bath, 2nd level furnished canalfront unit, w/ boat slip, boat lift, golf cart, garage. "Turn-Key", Near beach. $485,000. 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ABACO ESTATE SERVICESREAL ESTATE SALESACATION RENTALSPrime Real Estate Listings Throughout AbacoMembers Bahamas Real Estate AssociationWe Exceed Client Expectations! .abacoestateservices.comFED. 15, 2012 (B)Please contact us for additional details on this sampling of our featured listings or for information on our other prime properties throughout Residential Parcels # 1845 11,531 s/f canal lot, 100 canal frontage, boat slip, dock, ramp, 12,000lb boat lift, electrical power & water. Accommodates up to 80 boat. $275,000. # 1080 12,100 s/f canal parcel with 110' sea walled canal frontage. Boat davits installed. Reduced $187,500. # 1593 10,590 s/f canal lot with 120' of bulkheaded seawall installed. All utilities available. $199,000.TURTLE ROCKS LEISURE LEEBeach Front Parcel # 714 45,343 s/f parcel, 100' ocean beach frontage. Electricity available. Ideal site for permanent residence or vacation home. $325,000. BAHAMA PALM SHORESInland Lot Near Beach # 1176 Large 21,450 s/f level lot on main street, electricity & telephone available. $49,500. Beach Home 1532 3 bed, 3.5 bath elevated 2 level semi furnished home, 1,874 s/f under air, 1,500 s/f covered porches on 0.89 acres, 93' sandy beach frontage. Panoramic sea views. $799,990. "Sea View" Great Abaco 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. 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. Brigantine Bay # 1173 & 1174 2 adjacent deep water canal parcels, each 11,200 s/f, 80' bulk head, 140' depth. Cleared, utilities available. EACH $299,950. 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. Brigantine Bay # 1494 18,807 s/f cleared parcel 120' deep water bulk-headed frontage. $270,000. Treasure Cay Canal Parcels Galleon Bay # 1441 28,072 s/f cleared parcel, 64' of bulkhead with dock & dock house. $498,500. Brigantine Bay # 1559 16,108 s/f level, cleared parcel with 164' of bulk headed & protected water frontage. Dock & dolphin pilings installed. $599,000. TREASURE CAYBrigantine Bay # 1598 Cleared lots 1 & 2A, 19,300 s/f 130' bulkheaded frontage, new dock. $495,000. GUANA CAY"Secret Beach"# 1267/1268 Ocean Front Elevated Parcels 9A (19,190 s/f ) & 9B (16,144 s/f) lots, each with 100' +/of Atlantic Ocean rocky shoreline & sand beach frontage. Prime building sites. EACH $199,000. Orchid Bay Beachfront Parcel 25 #1530 1.173 acre Atlantic Ocean lot, 130' sandy beach frontage. Excellent elevations, spectacular ocean views. Orchid Bay amenities include utilities, marina, restaurant, pool, tennis courts, beach pavillion, paved roads. $1,499,000. MARSH HARBOURBrigantine Bay # 1662 Two adjoining single family residential lots, 13,602 s/f total with combined 144 of sea-walled frontage. All utilities available. Superb water views. $785,000.Sales Team of Ed Newell Broker Cindy Newell Sales Agent James Moir Nassau OceCoco Beach #1676 Newly built 3 bed, 3 bath, 3 level fully furnished beachfront home, 1,700 s/f under air, 1,290 s/f open patios. 0.93 acre parcel with 101 sandy beachfront, plus dock and boat lift. Sensational sea views from virtually every room. $999,000. Windward Beach Drive Beach Parcel #1693 Oversized 17,000 s/f parcel with 100 powder sand beach frontage & 2 tier sea wall. All utilities available. Suberb sea views. $599,000. MembersTreasure Cay Harbourfront Lot #1804 13,678 s/f landscaped parcel, 153 of bulkheaded seawall,140 of lay-along docks, garage, water & electricity $499,000. 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. Summer Dreams # 1814 -Furnished 3 bed, 2.5 bath, 2.5 storey oceanview home on 7,408 s/f parcel. 2,000 s/f under air, 1,000 s/f covered porches. Dock slip included. MOTIVATED SELLER! $595,000. Ocean Ridge Estates # 2045 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 $77,750. Regattas of Abaco # 27 #1853 2 bed, 2 bath, 825 s/f 2nd level turn-key furnished condo near to beach, shops, marina, etc. $184,900. 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. 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 Beach Lot # 1815 0.94 Acre beach parcel with 120 of Sea of Abaco sandy beach frontage. Electricity & telephone available, great water views. $225,000. # 602 Large 15,344 s/f cleared & level lot with 197 of fully seawalled, protected canal frontage. Water installed, other utilities available. $249,000. Inland Lots 17 & 18, Blk. 4 # 1868 2 adjoining lots of 10,000 s/f each. Short walk to beach. Each at $27,500. Inland Lots 11 & 12 #1661 2 adjoining lots, 9,600 s/f each in Sect.4. Short walk to Atlantic beach. Electricity available. Each $24,600. # 811 10,400 s/f sea view corner lot with 194' of road frontage. Walk to beach. All utilities available. $89,950. Ocean View Lot # 168 # 1854 9,680 s/f lot close to beach. All utilities available. $60,000. #1902 Leisure Lee Inland Lot # 170 Sea view parcel with 13,459 s/f Near Beach REDUCED TO $75,000. # 1846 Yellowbird 2 bed, 2 bath, turn-key furnished elevated canalfront home. 1,900 s/f under roof. 80 lay-along dock, plus boat slip, ramp & lift. OWNER FINANCING AVAILABLE $550,000. 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. "Ridge Runner" # 11856 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. $1,995,000. GREEN TURTLE CAYLot 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. Treasure Cay Sea Views Lots 10 & 11. #1908 2 adjoining inland lots on Windward Beach Drive. Total 21,600 s/f. All utilities available. EACH $74,995. Brigantine Bay # 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 with bulkheaded 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. Superb Beachfront Parcel # 1362 Treasure Cay Blvd. Level & cleared lot, 12,600 s/f 90' sandy beach frontage. Breath-taking sea views. $1,275,000. Beachfront Parcel Ocean Blvd. # 876 1.5 acres with 100' of beach frontage, on spectacular Treasure Cay Beach. All utilities available Gorgeous beach & sea views. $1,195,000. Beach & Canal Lot Package #941Windward 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 wi th approx. 76' of sea-walled canal frontage. $1,446 ,000.Vacant LandOcean Blvd. Beach Parcel #1842 Exceptionally oversized 1.26 acre beach lot, 165 beach frontage. All utilities available. $1,499,000. Treasure Cay Beach Parcels 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.NORTH ABACOBlackwood 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. Sand Banks Creek Acreage -#1988 24 acres at Treasure Cay entrance, 539 water frontage, 1,060 road frontage, good elevations. Ideal for commercial development. $995,000.Ocean Blvd. Lot 90, Block 2 #1992 Unusually large beachfront lot with 140 of sandy beach frontage. Ideal for estate home. Sensational sea views! All utilities available. $1,499,000. Treasure Cay Inland Parcels Brigantine Canal # 1971 17,300 s/f parcel, 123 sea walled frontage, All utilities available, Sea of Abaco views. $199,000.NEW LISTING Treasure Cay Area Development ParcelREDUCED REDUCED REDUCED# 1844 2 adjoining deep water, sheltered canal lots, 9,900 s/f each, 50 x 50 shared dredged boat slip, 150 lay-along docks each. Near beach. EACH REDUCED TO $149,000. Regattas of Abaco 408 #2009 2 Bed, 2 bath 2nd level 1,200 sq. ft furnished condo. Well maintained, great harbour views. Near to town & beach $289,000.NEW LISTINGREDUCED REDUCEDUNDER CONTRACTWave Watch # 2030 Turnkey furnished 3 bed, 2 bath, 2 level ocean view home. 2,000 s/f living, 1,000 s/f elevated perimeter decks, 14,067 s/f parcel. Unparalled ocean views. $499,950. NEW LISTINGTreasure Cay Drive Inland Lot #2036 Prime residential lot # 17, close top Treasure Cay Beach. All utilities available. 10,000 s/f $77,850. Windward Beach Lots 12 & 13 # 2031 100 sandy beach frontage, 44,675 s/f cleared, walled parcel. All utilities available. Fabulous sea views. $1,499,000.REDUCEDWindward Beach Lot 19, Block 201 #2046 12,450 s/f lot, 90beach frontage, elevated level parcel, native stone seawall. Superb sea Views. $599,000. Multi-family Residential Lot #1774 21,826 s/f parcel zoned multi-family near Treasure Cay Beach. Close to shops, restaurants, etc. Ideal for guest villas. $499,000. CASUARINA POINTCasuarina 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. #2054 Lot # 204 10,590 s/f lot with 105 deep water canal frontage. All utilities available. $149,000. NEW LISTING NEW LISTING

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Page 20 Section A The Abaconian February 15, 2012 www.jsjohnson.com Abaco2423672688 FamilyIslands Freeport2423527119Exuma2423362420 Nassau CollinsAve242 3972100 ThompsonBlvd 2426766300 SoldierRdNorth242 3936286 By Timothy Roberts Nancy Albury, Paleontologist and Cura tor for the Antiquities Monuments and Mu seums Corporation, revealed that scientists are discovering a very different Abaco existed before humans arrived as she spoke to a group during the Art for the Parks on January 28. Studies of fossils found in the blue holes of Abaco, and in particular at Sawmill Sink, reveal that reptiles dominated the ecosys tem of Abaco before the first humans. A tortoise, related to the red footed and the yellow footed tortoise, was the dominant herbivore while the Cuban crocodile dominated appeared to be the apex predator. According to research done by Mrs. Albury and other scientists, it appears that there is a 100-year overlap in the carbon dating of the fossils found of human re mains, which evidence shows to be the Lucayan, and the tortoises and crocodiles. It suggests that after the Lucayans arrived, they sought out the tortoise for food and for self-preservation likely killed off the crocodiles. The evidence was found through study ing the stable isotopes in the fossils which indicate what was eaten by these creatures. These studies also gave a snapshot of the food chain when reptiles ruled the land. As they searched, Mrs. Albury, with the help of cave diver Brian Kakuk and ornithologist David Steadman along with other scientists found more and more fossils in Abacos blue holes. They have now found 54 complete or nearly complete crocodile skeletons, a rare occurrence. The find is significant because it shows that the initial remains of crocodiles found on Abaco were not from a wandering croc odile. Among the fossils they found adults, sub-adults and juveniles, establishing that they indeed had a colony and lived here on the island. It was also an interesting discovery that these crocodiles lived inland away from the more abundant food sources of the ocean. It was de termined through further investi gations into Cuban croc odiles that they are freshwater crocodiles and hunt mammals inland. They are aggressive, smart and agile and have been found up to 17 kilometers away from a water source. The blue holes also hold information concerning major climatic changes over millions of years. Mrs. Albury said these changes can be read in the rings found inside stalactites and stalagmites. These rings or bands reveal that there were times when Abacos blue holes were dry caves as evidenced by the discovery of some owl roosts inside these underwater cavities. Over the ages there have been many sea level changes and the mixing of salt and freshwater over time has carved out caves in the limestone throughout the archipel ago. These inland caves, now filled with freshwater, have become treasure troves of information revealing what Abaco was like centuries ago. The recent discoveries of well preserved fossils has created excitement as the blue holes with layers of oxygen free water have kept bones from severe deterioration. Fossils are rare in the West Indies because of humidity and climate. Mrs. Albury said there are many more fossils that have not been properly identi fied and there is still an abundance of dis coveries yet to be made.Abaco before human habitation Sawmill Sink is the blue hole that has yielded the most fossils so far. This is where the first tortoise and the first crocodile skeletons were discovered. It is now in the middle of a pine forest, but there is evidence that it probably was not a pine barrens centuries ago. Nancy AlburyAlcoholics 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 Mondays and Wednesdays at 6:00 pm at The Hope Town Library. The AA and The Al-Anon group meets in the Treasure Cay Commu nity Center on Mondays at 7:30 pm Please call 367-6619 for additional information.

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February 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 21 The Moorings Yacht ChartersThe Best Sailing Vacations In The World! Prestige Class The Conch Inn Resort Curly Tails The Conch Inn Resort and Marina Come and experience the beauty of the Bahamas. We are waiting for you. The Conch Inn Marina Compliments of The Moorings and The Conch Inn Hotel and Marina Tide North Bar Channel March 2012 SAILING VACATIONSCruise the Abaco Sound in one of our new sailing yachts 36 ft. mono hull or 38 ft. catamaran Sunsail By James Hull MD I have been asked by the Cancer Society to give a talk this month. In the U.S. the three top cancers in men are prostate, lung and colon cancer. For women the top three are breast, lung and colon cancer. When I look at these cancers I wonder how I can reduce the incidence of death from these diseases in my patient population. How can I help? The first thing I need to do is develop a plan for each patient, and then I need to convince my patients to act on the plan I propose. People reading this article may find this last comment odd. After all, how hard is it to convince somebody to make changes in their life or to have tests per formed that could save their life. Believe me, it can be very hard! If I were to look at colon cancer, it is recommended that every patient at the age of 50 get a colonoscopy. This procedure is designed to detect colon cancer with the goal of catching it early and saving your life. I am willing to bet that most people reading this have NOT had a colonoscopy at all. This is just one example of the challenges I face every day. Patients need to realize that something as straight forward as cancer screening, detection and survival should be taken seriously. In fact, if you look at the stages people go through to make a change in their life you will understand why it is challenging. Stages of Change Model 1. Pre-contemplation: At this stage you are not thinking about change or are in denial that change applies to you. 2. Contemplation: This is where you weigh the cost and benefits of making a change. 3. Preparation: This is where you ex periment with small changes. 4. Action: Now you are making a definitive change. 5. Maintenance: This is where you are continuing with the new behavior 6. Relapse: Often people fall back into their old habits. Changing peoples behavior is the most difficult thing to do, and it can take years to achieve. When you talk to your doctor and he makes a recommendation, please ask questions so that you can understand the need for the change. As a patient you need to accept the need for change and in some cases act immediately. When you do so you are taking advantage of all that modern medicine has to offer you.Your HealthTake your doctors health advice seriouslyBy Mirella Santillo Teachers, parents and students of Abaco Central High School participated in a fundraising walk organized by the PTA to raise money for projects needed on cam pus. Approximately 30 people met at the school on February 4. They were driven to Crossing Beach where they began their Abaco Central High School raises money with a walk-a-thonThe group who particapated in the walk-a-thon was composed mostly of teachers and parents. But they were very proud of the trophies they won. walk five miles back to the school. They were escorted by Police Officer Oliver and a water stop was located at the traffic light. On their arrival back at the School they could purchase breakfast of souse and johnnycake served by the faculty. Lukie Innocent, president of the PTA, distributed the ribbons and the trophies.

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Page 22 Section A The Abaconian February 15, 2012 Area Code 242 unless listed otherwise Island-wide Abaco ListingsAbaco Cottage + 114 hse 366-0576 Abaco Vacation Planner + 25 hse 367-3529Cherokee Lee Pinder + 3 hse 366-2053 Marina Albury Cottages 5 cottages 366-2075 Grand Cay Rosies Place 352-5458 Green Turtle Cay Barefoot Homes 14 hse 577-4092 Bluff House Club 12 units 365-4247 Cocobay Cottages 6 cott 800-752-0166 Green Turtle Club 35 rm 365-4271 Island Properties + 34 hse 365-4047 New Plymouth Inn 9 rm 365-4161 Ocean Blue Properties + 34 365-4636 Other Shore Club 365-4226 Roberts Cottages 3 cott 365-4105 Guana Cay Dive Guana + 11 hse 365-5178 Dolphin Bch Resort 4 rm 10 cott. 365-5137 Guana Sunset Beach 13 units 365-5133 Ocean Frontier 6 cott 519-389-4846 Wards Landing 4 units 904-982-2762 Ruth Sands + 9 hse 365-5140 Hope Town Abaco Inn 22 rm 366-0133 Crystal Villas 5 villas 321-452-0164 Elbow Cay Prop + 53 hse 366-0035 Hope T Harb Lodge 25 rm 366 0095 Hope T Hideaways + 63 hse 366-0224 Hope Town Inn 6 rm 4 Villas 366-0003 Hope T Villas + 3 hse 366-0266 Lighthouse Rentals 4 cott 366-0154 Sea Gull Cottages + 4 hse 366-0266 Sea Spray Resort 6 villas 366-0065 Tanny Key + 43 hse 366-0053 Turtle Hill 4 villas 366-0557 Hotels and House Rental AgentsLubbers Quarters Sea Level Cottages 4 hse 366-3121 Man-O-War Island Home Rentals + 2 hse 365-6048 Schooners Landing 5 condos 365-6072 Waterway Rentals + 14 hse 365-6143 Marsh Harbour area Abaco Beach Resort 82 rms 367-2158 Abaco Real Estate + 6 hse 367-2719 Ambassador Inn 6 rms 367-2022 Bustick Bight Resort 8 rms 367-3980 Conch Inn 9 rms 367-4000 Living Easy + 16 hse 367-2202 Island Breezes Motel 8 rms 367-3776 Lofty Fig Villas 6 eff 367-2681 Pelican Beach Villas 6 cott 367-3600 Regattas (Prev. Abaco Towns) 32 effic 367-0148 HG Christie + 11 hse 367-4151 Sandy Point Oeishas Resort 366-4139 Pete & Gays Resort 14 rm 366-4119 Rickmons Bonefishing 10 rm 800-628-1447 Spanish Cay Spanish Cay Resort 18 rm 6 hse 365-0083 Treasure Cay Bahama Beach Club 88 units 365-8500 Brigantine Bay Villas 5 units 877-786-8455 Treasure Cay Resort + 95 rms 365-8801 Marks Bungalows 4 units 365-8506 Abaco Estate Services 365-8752 Turtle Rock Villas at Palmetto Beach 3 villas 262-820-1900 Wood Cay Tangelo Hotel 14 rm 1 villa 365-2222 Web Sites with Abaco Information http://www.abaconian.com http://www.abacoinet.com http.//www.abacoinfo.com http.//www.abacocottage.com + agents with multiple cottages and houses http://www.abacos.com http://www.oii.net http://www.bahamas.comRev. Feb 2012 Hope Town, Abaco, Bahamas Ph: (242) 366-0023 Fax: (242) 366-0189 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Ph: (242) 367-5460 Fax: (242) 367-2516VHF 16www.seahorseboatrentals.comComplimentary Pick Up & Delivery By Rashida Murray The Bahamas Maritime Cadets Corp for the high school students at S.C. Bootle High School is very popular. Many junior students have become interested in the program after observing the Marine Cadets. The ability to pursue formal training and skills in a career in the maritime industry for eighth and ninth grade students will soon become available. On January 18 Glender Knowles, Director of the program on Abaco; Jamaal Smith of Campbell Shipping Company; and Dr. Brendamae Claire of the College of The Bahamas visited S.C. Bootle High School bringing news of this pilot program for ju nior students. It is expected that in July 2012 this program will begin. The three-week summer maritime program will accommodate 50 students. The goals of the maritime summer camp is the following: of marine and maritime disciplines choice. The program promises to be include the practical elements of marine science and problem solving techniques while building skills in time management, study practices and socialization. The primary areas of aca demics for the camp are arithmetic, geog raphy, science, report writing/English lan guage, first aid/CPR and swimming. Field trips are a requirement. Junior students in terested in marine transport, marine science, marine engineering or becoming a master marine diver are encouraged to enroll. Applications will be available via the schools guidance department in February.CorrectionThe Summer Maritime camp fee is $50, no $450 as previously reported. Maritime summer camp is coming in JulyThe Bahamas Maritime Cadet program expects to have a three-week summer program on Abaco. Dr. Brendamae Claire of the College of The Bahamas, second from right, and Jamaal Smith of Campbell Shipping Limited, right, visited S.C. Bootle High to discuss the camp. Others in the photo are Rashida Murray, guidance officer; Pamela Moss, S.C.Bootle Advisor; and Glender Knowles, Director of the program on Abaco.

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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 Brendals Dive, Green T. Cay . ............................................ 365-4411 Dive Guana . ........................................................................ 365-5178 Man-O-War Dive Shop . ....................................................... 365-6013 Cart Rentals Marsh Harbour . . . . . . . . . . . Green Turtle Cay . . . . Guana Cay . . . Lubbers Quarters Man-O-War . . . Hope Town . . . . . . . Treasure Cay . . . . Visitors Guide Restaurant Guide + Picnic tables & restroom only Provides ride from town Marsh Harbour . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . + . . . . . Hope Town . . . . . . . . . . . . . + . Little Harbour Lubbers Quarter Man-O-War . ................................. . Guana Cay . . . . . . Treasure Cay . . . . Green Turtle Cay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sandy Point Everyone reads The Abaconian Emergency Services B. Electricity Corp 367-2727, 367-2846, 367-4667 Water & Sewerage 475-1499, 475-5518 The following services are provided by volunteers Fire Marsh Harbour 367-2000 Fire -Hope Town VHF Ch 16 Fire Green Turtle Cay 365-4133 Fire Man-O-War 365-6911 Treasure Cay Fire & Rescue 365-9112 BASRA Bah Air Sea Rescue Assoc all areas Marine VHF 16 Hope Town 366-0500 Marsh Harbour 367-3752 Guana Cay 365-5178 Treasure Cay 365-8749 Medical Services . . . . . . . . . Abaco Marinas Green Turtle Cay . . . . . . . . Treasure Cay . . . Man-O-War . . Marsh Harbour . . . . . . . . . Hope Town . . . . . Spanish Cay . . Guana Cay . . . . . Tours & Excursions Airlines Serving Abaco . . . . . . . . . Local air charters serving Bahamas & . . Taxi Cab Fares ffective Dec 08 . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wait time $0.40 per minute, Hourly rate $40 per hour Luggage $0.75 each over two, large bags $1 ea. Effective Dec 08 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Attractions Albert Lowe Museum . ....................................... Green Turtle Cay Capt Roland Roberts House, reef exhibits . ....... Green Turtle Cay Memorial Sculpture Garden . .......................... Green Turtle Cay Wyannie Malone Historical Museum . ........................ Hope Town Elbow Cay Light Station . ........................................... Hope Town Walk to & swim on Mermaid Reef off M Harb. . .. Pelican Shore Drive to & swim in Blue Hole . ............. Treasure Cay farm road Art studio & working foundry. ........................ Little Harbour Working boatyards . ........................................... Man-O-War cay Pocket beaches Miles of beach are generally on ocean exposures Items of interest ask tourism 367-3067Bring errors & revisions to our attention Revised 16 Nov 11 Compliments of The AbaconianAlburys Ferry Service Marsh Harbour>Hope Town 7:15am 9:00am 10:30am 12:15pm 2:00pm 4:00pm 5:45pm Return: 8:00 am 9:45am 11:30am 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 (6:45am Union Jack Dock) 10:30am 1:30pm 3:30pm 5:45pm Return: 8 am 11:30am 2:30pm 4:45pm 6:30pm 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. T Cay Airport>Green T Cay 8:30am 10:30am 11:30am 1:30pm 2:30pm 3:30pm 4:30pm 5:00pm Return: 8am 9am 11am 12:15pm 1:30pm 3:00pm 4:30pm Ph 365-8749 or 375-8123 VHF Ch 16 Charters AvailableTreasure Cay to Guana Cay Sunday departs 11:00am & returns 3:30 p.m. $40 RT T Cay to Man-O-War/ Hope Town Saturday departs 9:30 am, $45 RT Pinders Ferry Service Between Abaco & Grand Bahama Crown Haven, Abaco to McLeans Town, Grand Bah. Daily 7:00 am & 2:30 pm McLeans Town to Crown Haven return Daily 8:30 am & 4:30 pm 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 The Great Abaco Express Not on Sundays or holidays Marsh Harbour to Hope Town or Man-O-War 20 minutes, Guana Cay 30 minutes Tourisms 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 Tourisms Doranell Swain at 367-3067 for more informa tion. Email: dswain@bahamas.com Charter Boats Marsh Harbour North Abaco Sandy Point Treasure Cay Casaurina Point Cherokee Crossing Rocks Green Turtle Cay Hope Town Man-O-War

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February 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section B Page 1 VOLUME 20 NUMBER 4 FEBRUARY 15th, 2012 By Jennifer Hudson Well over 30 artists and artisans dis played their work at the third annual Art for the Parks at Abaco Beach Resort in Marsh Harbour during the weekend of Jan uary 27 to 29. The art show traditionally begins with an official opening and cock tail reception on Friday evening with wines donated by Bristol Wines and Spirits. This year for the first time the show featured a soft opening on Friday after noon for schoolchildren to be exposed to the many art media on display. This was well attended and appreciated by the young people who came armed with pencils, note books and questionnaires and who showed a real interest in the artists and their work. The show was officially opened by Lynn Gape, Deputy Executive Director of the Bahamas National Trust, who welcomed BNT Executive Director Eric Carey and Manni Alexiou of Abaco Beach Resort, co-hosts of the function. I am extremely happy to welcome you all along with Abaco Beach Resort to the third annual Art for the Parks. We thank everyone for their hard work, declared Mrs Gape. Art for the Parks expands to attract studentsAnnual art show is biggest yet with more atractionsThe hours that Art for the Parks was open this year were extended to give time for art teachers and their students to view the art work and talk with the artists before the crowds of adults arrived. It was well attended by students from many school, many with note pads and pencils in hand. The students were quite fascinated by the show. Please see Art show Page 2 The Hope Town Primary School is the first public school in The Bahamas to be awarded the Green Flag Award. This is an internationally recognized Eco-Certifica tion for schools. The school will be given a certificate and a Green Flag during a pre sentation ceremony. During the assessment visit by staff of BREEF, it was evident that the school had a history of encouraging environmental stewardship and that the students demon strated the schools Eco-Code of Share Our Care, Be Aware. This award is given to schools that go a through an application process that in cludes much participation by the students. Hope Town School earns the Green Flag Award Rangers and recruits spend night at Camp Abaco Under the guidance of officers of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force, Rangers and recruits of the Ranger program walked from the Port in Marsh Harbour to Camp Abaco where they spent a cold night eating only what they had carried and sleeping on the ground. The next mornings activity included hiking back out to the highway. The Ranger program is organized by the Defence Force for the youth. See story on page 5. On January 26 firemen responded to a fire at the landfill located about 10 miles south of Marsh Harbour. Although the fire began in a large pile of junk appliances, it quickly spread to a huge pile of tires. This fire filled the air with heavy black smoke. Three trucks from the Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire and Rescue responded as well as the truck from Bahama Palm Shores. A dozer was able to push the tires not yet on fire away to get the fire under control. See story on page 10. Please see Cays Page 6 By Canishka Alexander The first official baseball opening ceremony of the All-Abaco Little League Baseball Association will be at 2 p.m. on February 11 according to Charmica Curry, secretary of the league. Bahamian legend Ed Armbrister will speak with the play ers to give them added encouragement. Armbrister is a former outfielder in major league baseball in the U.S., who enjoyed a five-year career from 1973 through 1977 with the Cincinnati Reds. Craig Kemp, president of the Bahamas Baseball Federation, and Theodore Sweet ing, secretary general, along with representatives from other governmental ministries will also be in attendance. Playoff games will take place between teams from North Abaco, which are coached by Coach Nigel Big Nige Bootle, and from Central Abaco, which have Coaches George Mills, Tiffany Johnson, Elvis Curry, Pedro Poitier and Chovez McBride. Please see Little League Page 5 Little League season will open with ceremony

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Page 2 Section B The Abaconian February 15, 2012 Mr. Carey expressed his pleasure at once again being present at the show and stated that it not only provides an opportunity for the artists to display their talents but it supports the six national parks of Abaco. Guests were delighted at the variety of art mediums on display. They were able to view and purchase artwork in oil, acrylic and watercolour as well as handcrafted wood products, photography, jewellery, fabric art, shell craft and bronze work. Four young artists deserve special men tion; they are Tyler Sawyer 13, Brendon Sands 11, Tiffany Albury 12 and Rebekah Higgs 12. All are students of Jo-Ann Bradley, who praised their talents and said that Art show From Page 1 Art show included many new artists showingshe teaches them just as she was taught in college and they eat it up. These young people were well patronized by the guests who encouraged the young artists who were most excited at their success. Since this art show has grown tremen dously in size over the years, it is now impossible to mention all artists so I will comment on just those who were showing for the first time this year. Husband and wife team Roshanne Min nis Eyma and Ritchie Eyma are both very talented artists who normally reside in Nassau. Roshanne is the daughter of well known artist Eddie Minnis and is from an entire family of artists. She works in pastels as she feels that it gives her the most free dom of expression. Her husbands work is more impressionistic. Having started in acrylics, he now paints in oils. He likes colour and likes to see every brushstroke in his work. Mr. Eyma gave a live dem onstration of painting each day during the show. Joli Feszt, who now resides in Hope Town, is originally from Budapest, Hungary. She enjoys working in watercolours, gouache, pastels, pencil and pen and ink. Judith Papillon hails from Canada but for the past 10 years has been a teacher at the North Andros high school. This was her first visit to Abaco, and she felt that the response to her painting had been good. She is self-taught and produces beautiful large acrylic on canvas paintings. Bruce Pinder of Hope Town is very new to the arts and crafts scene having worked for many years as a fisherman. He recently became interested in shell craft and had many items on display which he had been up late most nights preparing for the last three months. Kimberley Hudson is passionate about photographing the beauties of nature and had on display a large variety of photo graphs ranging from butterflies, flamingos and floral compositions to the stunning sunsets and seascapes of beautiful Abaco. Shammond Hanna, who was here for the first time from Nassau, was showing some interesting artwork painted on wood which is her new venture. She incorporates novelty items such as newspaper, beads and feathers into her work. Johnny Cashs acrylics on canvas were very colourful and imaginative. His wife, Rapeepan, had some extremely innovative purses made out of magazine paper and some which were crocheted incorporating soda can pop tops that were quite stunning. I would like to mention two artists who made a return after an absence of seven years. It was nice to welcome back Nicole Angelica and John Paul from Nassau. Please see Art Show Page 5 David Lowes paintings are unusual because they incorporate fragments of tile in them, creating interesting three-dimensional effects with varying lighting. He has developed his artistic talent all because of the economic downturn his business is selling tile and flooring. But with construction bad, he has now turned his tile into art very successfully. New to the art scene is Johnny Cash, who paints primarily boat and sea scenes.

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Page 4 Section B The Abaconian February 15, 2012 By Jennifer Hudson Several new activities were added to the slate of events taking place on the second day of Art for the Parks at Abaco Beach Resort. This year for the first time a Fresh Market offered a variety of fresh vegeta bles for sale. It was so popular that everything was sold out in no time at all, and many shoppers were disappointed that they had arrived too late. Another new addition was the Heritage Tent which, due to the inclement weather, had to be relocated to the Anglers bar. Here, a variety of speakers presented on some very interesting topics. Many activities and stalls were planned for tents outside and the participants soldiered on despite the rain and reduced numbers of persons who braved the weath er to venture outside the main indoor ex hibition. Some stalls offered locally made jams, jellies and jewellery. Huel Moss, a member of the North Abaco Farmers As sociation, offered a variety of natural products including iced teas and fruit wines. Several people enjoyed resting their legs while having fun at the bingo table run by the Scurvy Few while the youngsters were able to let off energy in the bouncy castle. Fortunately, rain held off just long enough for the completion of the Chalk Art contest organized by the Abaco Rotary Club. The 20 entrants were able to get their entries completed before the rain came down, but it was a pity that their works of art were washed away before the public could enjoy them. Businesses spon sored young artists to create three-footsquare art on the sidewalk. Artists compet ing were members of the Interact Clubs of St. Francis de Sales School and Forest Heights Academy. Best overall was won by Elmer Bon gon sponsored by Riviere and Associates. Winners in the most original category were Taryn Carroll and Kate Simms for Friends of the Environment, while Ozeke Swain won in the most entertaining category for Judo. The five judges for the competition were teachers and businesswomen. Young people also enjoyed taking turns painting a wall mural in which they created an environmental scene sponsored by the Bahamas National Trust.Art show included many Saturday features February 20th to 26thFebruary 21st242-367-0020 This is the third year that the Bahamas National Trust has held Art for the Parks, an art show and cultural event to raise money to support Abacos six national parks. The event is co-sponsored by Abaco Beach Resort. Shown are Manni Alexiou with the resort, Ka derin Mills, David Knowles and Lynn Gape, all with the Trust, Peter Sweeting with the resort and Eric Carey who heads the Trust. Three young talented artists, all from Cherokee Sound, showed their work and their sales were impressive. They are all being tutored by Jo-Ann Bradley. They are Tyler Sawyer, Tiffany Albury and Brandon Sands. The Rotary Club held a competition for Interact Club members of sidewalk chalk art. Each artist was responsible for finding a local business t0 sponsor them. Unfortunately, a squall wiped out their art shortly after the art was judged and competition ended Support the Cancer Society Donate Used Items to Be Sold in

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February 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section B Page 5 The concession stand will be open to raise funds to sponsor two trips that will take place in May and June for the Little Leaguers. Were going to have a bouncing castle for the kids that day, lots of food and lots of fun, Ms. Curry revealed. We want the parents and the public to come out and sup port the children because this year is going to be a great day for the kids, and we want it to get bigger and better for the future. She ended by making an appeal to the public for more coaches who know about the fundamentals of softball and baseball and are willing to assist. Baseball practice takes place every Saturday at the Murphy Town Ballpark from 9 a.m. to noon.Little League From Page 1 Their presence and their beautiful work in oils was well appreciated by the guests. Mr. Paul stated how nice it was to meet the artists once again. He was impressed by the greatly improved organization of the show since he was last here. A special feature of the Friday night event again this year was the Take a Seat for Conservation si lent auction with handpainted stools by vari ous artists up for bid. Following the show, Mrs. Gape said that once again she was very grateful for the money the show had brought in towards the upkeep of the Abaco National Parks. She felt that despite the inclement weather and the still sluggish econ-Art Show From Page 2 By Canishka Alexander Eighty-nine installed Rangers and recruits participated in an overnight hike organized by the Royal Bahamas Defence Force that was held on February 3 to 4. They met at the Port Administration Building to receive instructions before embarking on a six-mile hike that took them to Camp Abaco. Separated into three groups, the Alpha and Bravo groups consisted of uninstalled Rangers while the installed Rangers trailed behind in the second group. According to Lt. Origin Deleveaux Jr., Director for the Defence Force Rangers Program, they have recently adopted a new strategy for the Rangers Program. It is called the two-prong approach and is ex pected to raise the standards and improve the culture of Rangers. So this new strategy is all about helping the kids to understand one: how to mas ter self; and two: how to lead others, he explained. The two-prong approach goes into another four-prong approach, which is our four Es embrace, educate, empower and then employ. Were not discriminating, and were not looking for the best students. Whoso ever may, let them come. So we are meet ing the students where they are. From out of that, we go into our educational portion of it where we seek to educate and indoctrinate them into military concepts. At the end of the overnight hike, Lt. Deleveaux was happy to report that the stu dents are still motivated. The exercise was set up for them to finish as a team and to understand what their objective was. The young leaders that were evaluated to see which ones were getting ready to be promoted if given the opportunity to lead their groups. Among those leaders was Quitel Charl ton of St. Francis de Sales School; John ny Auguste of S.C. Bootle High School; Troy Seymour, a junior instructor in the Ranger program and recent graduate of Abaco Central High School; Dion Jones of S.C. Bootle High School; Oriscia Clarke, head girl of S.C. Bootle High School; and Kristy Sawyer of Agape Christian School. Quitel called the hike a beneficial but challenging one; however, she learned that they could overcome all challenges. She dreams of becoming the first female prime minister of The Bahamas. First she wants to be in the Public Relations sector of the Defence Force. Next to her was Johnny, who emerged as a leader on the hike and was happy to have been an encouragement to the other Rangers. Although Dion said that the overnight hike had been lots of hard work, they also had fun. He said they had to ensure that everyone had enough to eat and slept com fortably, and they had to make sure that the fire kept going to provide warmth for everyone. He said that the Ranger program is a good start for young men to become more involved in the country. As section leader of the senior Rang ers, Troy was responsible for handing out disciplinary action and assisted with the exercise aspect of the hike. Compared to the four years that he has participated in the program, he said it was his best year, and he was able to execute his authority respectfully. Oriscias role was to make sure that the female Rangers in their open cabana were safe and warm throughout the night, and as a result, she worked hard but didnt get much sleep. Nevertheless, she said it was worth it. Kristy said the Rangers program has taught her to be a leader and to push through difficulties. She was responsible for making sure all the group members stayed together during the hike and stayed motivated. The next time around she will waterproof her bag and bring extra food and another blanket. Despite the varying experiences and feedback, it will all be worth it when the recruits are installed during the Rangers Installation Program in April. The Rangers and Ranger recruits had to persevere hiking the six miles from the Port to Camp Abaco. This is part of the training they are receiving in the program organized the Royal Bahamas Defence Force. They did not use the facilities at the camp but rather ate what they carried with them and slept on the ground. The night was quite cool and windy so the young people were very tired by the next day when they got back to town. omy the show had been a great success. While some of the artists felt that things had gone well for them, others felt that sales had been a little slow this year. However, all of the artists enjoyed the camara derie and are looking forward to participat ing again next year. Ritchie Eyma, who is on Abaco temporarily, took his easel and palette to the show and gave live demonstrations of his art work.

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Page 6 Section B The Abaconian February 15, 2012 The school has to take on one or more projects to bring about sustainability in one of nine areas of the environment. The one required area is energy conservation. The goal is to make the school increasingly ecofriendly. The Green Flag Award is valid for two years. Then the school will have to meet new criteria to renew its status. Eco-Schools is an international program of environmental and sustainable develop mental education for schools. It is a programme where students are involved in the decision-making process and activities and is designed to raise students awareness of sustainable methods. It began in Europe and involves 32,000 schools in 47 coun tries in Europe and the United States.The Barefoot Man is scheduling concertsIt is the 10th year and the 14th concert for the ever popular Nippers-Barefoot weekend. March 16 and 17 the Barefoot Man and his band will be back on their favorite island, Great Guana Cay, to perform their catchy, toe-tapping songs about Abaco life and anything else that may please the thou sands of Barefoot fans that show up for the annual concert. On March 18 Sea n B Band, Barefoot Mans backup band, will be performing on its own (minus Barefoot) for the popular Nippers Sunday pig roast. Barefoots recordings such as BEC Down in Abaco and The Fig Tree have become Abaco classics that can found on nearly every yacht, cottage and beach bar Cays From Page 1 News of the Caysin the Cays. His latest album One Way Ticket to the Beach includes the Facebook Song, popular not only in the islands, but has become an internet radio hit on such stations as Beachfront Radio and Island Time Radio.Auskell opens spa and clinic in Hope Town By Canishka Alexander The opening of the Auskell Med Spa and Chiropractic Center in Hope Town was celebrated on January 27 with an Open House. Auskell President Angie Collie was accompanied by 19 staff members who supported this latest venture which is located in the same building as Munchies Restaurant. When Auskell opened its doors, Mrs. Collie said her first patients were from Hope Town, and they have patronized her from the beginning. She explained that she had always wanted to open a med spa in Marsh Harbour; however, she chose Hope Town because of its beauty. Mrs. Collie said that her clients could expect to be pampered as soon as they arrive there. She introduced Dr. Keith Lewis, a chiro practic physician; Rudell Hall-Farrington, massage therapist and esthetician; and Melissa Gibson, nail technician. Appointment times for the facility will be posted at Aus kells main office. Dr. Lewis will be on Abaco every other week. Dr. Lewis holds a clinic on Man-O-War and they are offer ing services on Guana Cay. During his remarks, Dr. Lewis said, This is a pretty exciting thing that Angie has put together, and its certainly some thing new for Hope Town and something new for Abaco. Our purpose is to make this a better, healthier place for everybody to live. Besides chiropractic services, they will treat joint pain including the neck, back and headaches, and offer weight loss and exercise programs. They will treat patients with diabetes. As she described her services, Ms. Far rington talked about how her work goes hand-in hand with Dr. Lewis. However, she also deals with skin care. Were here to make you feel and look good, she added. As they completed their round of introductions, Krista Laing-Henchell, Auskell administrator, and Dr. Lewis were called on to take part in the ribbon cutting cer emony. Ron Jathom, a second homeowner who lives in Hope Town, was impressed with the facilities. He said it was nice to know that someone will visit the cay on a regular basis at the med spa because it will allow people to save on travel expenses.Guana Cay holds Town MeetingBy Timothy Roberts Matters concerning garbage and roads highlighted a Town Meeting held by the Hope Town District Council in Great Guana Cay on February 2. As the meeting got underway, Administrator Cephas Cooper recognized Chloe Bethel, a finalist in the District Spelling Bee for Grade 5, placing Please see Cays Page 7 The staff of the Auskell Clinic in Marsh Harbour were in Hope Town for the opening of the Auskell Med Spa and Chiropractic Center. Angie Collie, third from right, Director of Auskell, opened it to serve the residents of Elbow Cay. Dr. Keith Lewis, a chiropractor, will be coming to Abaco twice monthly and will be visiting Hope Town regularly.

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Page 8 Section B The Abaconian February 15, 2012 Man-O-War HardwareNon-Corrosive HardwareAn Extensive Selection of Brass, Stainless & MonelBolts, Nails & Screws Hinges & Barrel BoltsStainless Steel Hurricane Clips#1 LumberPlain & Pressure TreatedPine, Fir, Cypress Teak & MahoganyInterior, Exterior & MarinePLYWOOD For quotes or information Call Walter Sweeting l Arthur Elden Man-O-War Cay, Abaco, BahamasPh: (242) 365-6011 l Fax (242) 365-6039 ROCK imported & local SAND imported & local 8 CONCRETE BLOCKS 50LBS BAGS ROCK & SAND Abacos cornerstone to construction AIR COMPRESSOR AVAILABLE FOR RENT lutely no calls from anyone nor are there any plans to do something concerning this. Mr. Sweeting will contact Dr. Livings ton Marshall at Bakers Bay and will ar range to see him as soon as possible along with persons from the Department of Agri culture, Department of Fisheries, Friends of the Environment, Department of Environmental Health and concerned residents. The Hope Town District agreed to sup port the purchase and installation of a solar light at the end of the public dock which Troy Albury said he could purchase and install for around $800. Forrest Pinder gave a defense of his proposed restaurant in light of criticisms brought out in the last newspaper. Ad dressing the major concern, he noted that the cesspit will be located across the road and will not be a concern. He wants a chance to pursue his dream as he went to college and studied Culinary Arts. Mr. Sweeting assured him he could present his case before the Council. Starting in February, Mr. Sweeting told the residents that they will have a Council representative on Guana Cay once a week. This will save persons the extra trips to get plans and submit applications to the Coun cil office which is located in Hope Town.Cays From Page 7 DNA hold Street Meeting in Hope TownBy Timothy Roberts Roscoe Thompson III, the Democratic National Alliances (DNA) candidate for Central and South Abaco, held a street meeting in Hope Town on January 25 when he told residents that his campaign is about representation; its about letting the people have a say in whats going on in their communities, He told the group of about 100 people that this election is not about the DNA, the FNM or the PLP or about any party in The Bahamas; its about us as Bahamians. Mr. Thompson talked about issues in cluding immigration, infrastructure, local government and representation. He spoke of compromise regarding illegal immi grants, particularly those who were born here. There are a lot of young men (Haitian-Bahamians) who are stuck in limbo. We need to start regularizing them so they can be able to do things for themselves, he said. He noted that there are concerns of for eign fishing vessels taking business away from local fishing guides and the need for both immigration and fisheries officers in Hope Town. He would like to see local government empowered and allow some of our tax dollars to stay here and be used by local government in their local communities. Mr. Thompson is running in this elec tion to represent the people of Central and South Abaco, not for money or personal gain. He intends to put the salary he will get as Member of Parliament in an account to be used for small capital projects needed throughout the year. I want us to have a voice; I want us to have representation. Each community has its own needs which are different from another communitys needs. We will find out your needs by lis tening to the people of each community. He said when his father ran for MP in 1982, He was fighting the same battle we are fighting here today, 30 years later. He then read from a letter written by his father as he ran for the South Abaco seat in 1982. Its time to change from an inept and uncaring government to one that cares and wants to do something about your needs. Time to change from a government which has blindly amassed a national debt so that at this time every man, woman and child owes $2,200 dollars. Today it is over $12,000 for every individual. Further, his father wrote that he was concerned with the blatant neglect of the settlements of South Abaco despite the immense value of their contributions to pub lic treasury. Some of these issues included a public dock in disrepair in Guana Cay, three cays with no potable water despite an abundant supply on the mainland, road More News of the Cays Please see Cays Page 9 Roscoe Thompson III, DNA candidate for Central and South Abaco, held a rally in Hope Town on January 25. He is wanting Bahamaians to have more say in their own com munities.

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February 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section B Page 9 For reservations please call our partner Continental Airlines:1-800-523-3273 or 1-800-231-0856WWW.CONTINENTAL.COM CODE-SHARE Flying to Florida?Flights now streaming daily. More News of the Cays Cays From Page 8 ways in dire need of improvement and more. Mr. Thompson said, What my father was fighting for and what I am fighting for is not very different. Many of the goals have yet to be achieved, such as running water. It goes to show we have to make a stand. I am here to fight for the people of Hope Town and Central and South Abaco; that is who I am here to represent.Hope Town raises funds for Cookie MaloneBy Timothy Roberts In a show of solidarity against a world wide epidemic, locals, second homeown ers and visitors showed great support for a fundraiser held at Jarrett Park in Hope Town on January 14 to aid with ongoing medical expenses for Dorothy Cookie Malone, who is presently undergoing che motherapy for breast cancer. In a special display of support for Cook ie, money was collected for Barbara Key to shave her head. Before the collecting was done she was joined by Janie, a breast can cer survivor from Canada who was visiting Hope Town. It was an especially touching moment when, after having her head shaved for someone she doesnt know, the visitor spoke to the crowd saying that she would not be standing there today if she had not done a self-exam because she had had a mammogram two months earlier that had come back clear before she discovered a lump herself. A number of items such as paintings, golf cart rentals and more were donated locally for a silent auction as well as prizes for a raffle. The family was overwhelmed by the show of support from the commu nity. Volunteers helped cook and serve food at the fundraiser, selling delicious meals of fish, chicken and ribs as well as crawfish and conch salad. A table of treats included fudge, brownies, pineapple upside-down cake and cupcakes with the breast cancer ribbons decorating the top. The children were involved, too, with games of duck pond, hoop-la and lollipop pull set up for them to enjoy while support ing the cause. Face painting was also very popular and that booth was busy all day. Cookie and the family expressed much gratitude for the kindness and support the community has shown through donations and their kind words of encouragement. A fundraising was held in Hope Town for Dorothy Cookie Malone to assist with her medical expenses who is being treated for breast cancer. The event was held at Jarrett Park.

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Page 10 Section B The Abaconian February 15, 2012 Turtle Hill Resort and on Da Beach Bar & Grill Turtle Hill Resort and Villas & on Da Beach Bar and Grill, which is situated just minutes away from the quaint, popular, and historic settlement of Hope Town, is available for sale at a reduced price. This island resort has everything you would want or need including four 2 bed, 2 bath villas and two 3 bed, 3 bath villas, all with full kitchens, dining and living areas, and each boasting both pool and ocean views. The bar and grill sits at the edge of the dune overlooking the beach and has all the bells and whistles an efficient seaside restaurant/grill would need. REDUCED! For viewing and further info please contact the Listing Agent: Frank Knowles Contact him via: (242) 366 0024 Office (242) 577-0339 Cell Frank@ParadiseBahamas.comPriced at $3,600,000 Gross Follow Us: This is the year to get your own home!Come into RBC Royal Bank, get pre-qualified for your mortgage and start house hunting right away! Our mortgage experts will guide you through the application process and you can enjoy flexible terms and competitive interest rates. Let us help you put your name on a home of your own and make your 2012 dream a reality!For further information, call or visit any RBC Royal Bank branch in Abaco, Andros, Bimini, Eleuthera, Exuma, or Long Island. / Trademarks of Royal Bank of Canada. By Timothy Roberts Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire and Res cue was called out early on January 26 to contain a fire believed to have been set by scrap metal scavengers that had spread to a large pile of used tires at the Central Abaco landfill. Support also came from the Bahama Palm Shores Fire Department; however, the fire was quickly contained with the as sistance of a D8 bulldozer that pushed tires that had not started burning away from the pile. With a lack of fuel the fire burned itself out quickly. From information gathered it appears that the fire began in an area where used appliances are kept. It is believed that scrap metal scavengers set fire to an appliance to get the copper from it and, with tires nearby, caused a larger fire. Revie Fox, Sr., the person with the contract to maintain the landfill speaking to the Central Abaco District Council, said that they are constantly faced with challenges from scrap metal scavengers as they con tinually sneak in and start fires in pursuit of scrap metals (like copper coils from re frigerators). He told the Council that the police are working on information that will hopefully lead them to the culprits.Fire Drill was held at Wilson Citys BEC plantBy Timothy Roberts On January 30 a group of firemen from the Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire and Rescue led by Acting Fire Chief Sgt. Paul Johnson went to Bahamas Electricity Cor porations Wilson City Power Plant to fa miliarize them with the firefighting equipment at the site and to conduct training drills with the staff there. The firemen were given a tour showing the location of the main pump house, which houses both an electrical and gas-powered water pump, and a 250,000-gallon water storage tank as well as the locations of fire hydrants. They were shown the Halon fire suppression system that is installed for the rooms that house all the computers and electronics the system that suffocates a fire without damaging electronics. There are foam tanks supplied next to fire hydrants across the compound. Each hydrant has a cabinet nearby with extra hoses, attachments and firefighting tools. After touring the compound, Sgt. John son conducted drills with BEC staff and the volunteer firemen placing them into groups of three. They conducted drills with the South Abaco News This is part of the pile of tires at the landfill that the dozer pushed away from the fire. The Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire and Rescue had three trucks on site while Bahama Palm Shores Volunteer Service had one. The fire was too large to be contained with the small amount of water that the trucks carried. Members of the Marsh Harbour Fire and Rescue were instructed about the firefighting equipment at the new power plant at Wilson City. They then held a fire drill for the staff at the plant. Please see South Page 11

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February 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section B Page 11 nozzle that is attached as well as with the fire house. Sgt. Johnson encouraged them to have drill often to ensure they are sufficiently familiarized with their equipment. He also suggested that they join a volunteer group like the Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire and Rescue which will give them an even better hands-on experience with firefighting.Bahama Palm Shores By Jennifer Hudson Residents of Bahama Palm Shores were delighted when electricity was finally supplied to their fire house. The fire house was completed as a community effort several months ago and received its final inspection in December. At that time it was granted approval for the connection of electrical power. However, it has taken much persistence and hard work on the part of the Chairman and Deputy Chair man of the Township to procure a supply. For the past several weeks the fire house was used for voter registration and the is suance of voters cards, and each time the Fire Chief, Bruce Smith, had to connect his own generator to provide lighting. Bahamas Electricity Corporation re quired a contribution of $2,500 to recoup their investment for lines supplied to this private subdivision in the 1990s. This fee was paid by Edison Key, Member of Parliament for South Abaco. The connection fee of $550 was paid by Deputy Chairman Jacqueline Estevez and an anonymous donor from Bahama Palm Shores with assis tance from Local Government. The supply was connected by a work crew from Bahamas Electricity Corpora tion on January 26. Mr. Smith and Chair man John Hudson were on hand for the occasion. Mr. Smith stated how pleased he was to have the power finally connected so that now the building can be used when ever necessary without his having to run his generator each time. Road reflectors have been placed both at the main and southern entrances to Bahama Palm Shores. This venture was spearheaded by Mrs. Estevez in conjunc tion with local government and assistance from Mr. Key. Mr. Key and Mrs. Estevez are now working towards getting a gazebo built at the southern entrance as shade for the schoolchildren while waiting for their school bus into Marsh Harbour. An attrac tive rock wall and garden graces the south ern entrance which is the work of Mrs. Estevez. More South Abaco News South From Page 10 The fire house in Bahama Palm Shores finally has electricity. A BEC line crew recently hooked it up. Shown are Shawn Sturrup, BEC; John Hudson, Chairman of the Cherokee/ Casuarina Point/Bahama Palm Shores Town Committee; Paul Theagene, BEC; and Fire Chief Bruce Smith, Bahama Palm Shores Volunteer Fire Department. Please see South Page 12

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Page 12 Section B The Abaconian February 15, 2012 Honesty and Quality You Can Count OnBrandon Thompson242-357-6532Dock ConstructionResidential and Commercial Customized to suit your lifestyleBoat LiftsSales and Service Quality boat lift dealer for 10 yearsAnd Much More...Offering unsurpassed attention to detail with almost two decades of hands on experienceContact us today! www.lbtmarine.com bthompson@lbtmarine.com More South Abaco News South From Page 11 Cherokee SoundBy Lee PinderCherokees clinic People with Cherokee roots are spread out far and wide, but when you talk to them they will tell you, Yes, my umbili cal cord is buried there on The Place even though they seem a little embarrassed to admit it. And maybe Cherokee has not ex actly flourished since they left our shores. But we have survived and feel a great comfort in the fact that we have not really changed a whole lot from how it used to be. Cherokees old government clinic was constructed in the late 1950s or early 60s and crumbled into an uninhabitable derelict structure which became an embarrassment to everyone who saw it and has not been in use for many years. Now we are building a new community clinic to service the ever widening residential area in and around Cherokee. Many young people have built homes in Yellow Wood, and there is a growing community of second homeowners in Winding Bay, Bookies Bay and Little Harbour that could require medical assistance. A local clinic is sorely needed and we are looking to the public for assistance in our efforts to build one. Since this will be on government land and will be a government clinic and will be manned by government doctors and nurses and other qualified personnel, we have been assured that the Bahamas government will be outfitting the clinic with all the required medical equipment, instruments, supplies and medications. The Cherokee Community Clinic Committee members felt that our needs were too great and that we could not postpone the building of a clinic any longer, or wait until government had the money to build it. Cherokee residents and our partner in this monumental effort, the Abaco Club at Winding Bay, anticipate having periodic fundraisers to replenish the buildings bank account as we put that money to work. Our first step is to have the buildings foundation and concrete flooring completed by the end of this month and volunteer workers have already started work at the building site. We will do our best to keep everyone in formed and trust that our actions will speak louder than words and that the public will continue to support us.Our first fundraising event to raise mon ey for Community Clinic building fund for 2012 will be a Walk or Bike-A-Thon (you can either walk or run, or if you prefer to cycle the three-mile distance, we will ar range for you to do it in tandem with an other biker, which will require two roundtrips). It will not be a competition between the feet and the wheel; each category will be independent from the other. The event will take place on February 25 with a check-in time of 9:30 a.m. and a prompt start of the race at 10 a.m. beginning at the parking lot in Cherokee next to the new clinic building site. The course will extend to the main entrance gate of the Abaco Club and back, a distance of six miles. Trophies will be awarded in each age group. We are looking for participants to sign up and become a part of our efforts to raise funds for the new community clinic. We invite other Abaco communities, schools or service clubs to form teams and come out for some friendly competition, the way it used to be years ago on Empire Day be tween the different settlement schools. The entry fee for all persons will be $20 regardless of age and must be paid when you sign up for the race. Each participant will be issued a number, a map and a Tshirt at the starting line and a hamburger and drink after the race is over. All partici pants will be encouraged to obtain spon sors to support their efforts. Please see South Page 14 Construction on the foundation for a new clinic has begun. Shown are Kenneth Albury on the Cherokee Town Committee discussing the progress with Andrew Fry, Commericial Director of the Abaco Club on Winding Bay. The Abaco Club has offered assistance and will have some materials that can be used.

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February 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section B Page 13 Abaco Cays Realty, Ltd.Great Guana Cay Green Turtle Cay Man-O-War Cay Hope Town Marsh Harbour Treasure Cay Chris Plummer Managing Broker Faron Sawyer Broker Bill Johnston Silbert Mills Tara Claridge Chris Claridge Sarah Sams James Pleydell-Bouverie 242-365-4648 242-367-3450 242-577-6674 242-367-2935 242-359-6201 242-375-8558 242-365-4648 242-365-6417 Please view all of our exclusive listings atwww.AbacoCaysRealty.com Contact us at: info@abacocaysrealty.com 242-365-4648 Specializing in the Gems of Abaco, her Cays ELBOW CAY BERKLEYS BLUFF31,000 s.f. 0.7116 Acre 100 of Atlantic ocean frontage 275 depth Great elevations overlooks surfers beach. #HTV1125 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. SURFERS BEACH 31,299 s.f. 0.718 Acre 110 on pristine Atlantic beachfront up to 25 elevations paved road and electricity in place. Access to shared dock. Combine with.Lost Shaker for a total of 68,138 s.f. 1.56 Acre site. #GGV1156 $388,000. CLAIRES 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 of Atlantic beachfront -Dolphin Beach Estates oversized parcel good elevationseasement to beach. #GGV1000 $460,000. ATLANTIS 19,239 s.f. 0.4417 Acre 95 of Atlantic beachfront Dolphin Beach Estates Semi-private dock. #GGV1135 FORCLOSURE MUST SELL! $350,000. SEAVIEW Dolphin Beach Estates 24,292 s.f. 0.557 Acre 136 prime waterfront great elevations fabulous views of Delias Cay and the Sea of Abaco. Shared dock access or can build a private dock on shoreline 8 depth at MLW #GGV1118 $368,000. MIRABELLA 15,174 s.f. 0.384 Acre lot one of Guanas highest elevations with panoramic views of the Atlantic and Sea of Abaco Paved road and underground electrice in place Deeded rights to shared dock in Susans Cove. #GGV1153 $99,900. GREEN TURTLE CAY COCONUT BEACH 63,815 s.f. 1.465 Acre Prime beach front lot secluded beach cove on north end-driveway in place and approved building plans available GTV1172 NEW $675,000. PLAYING HOOKY15,948 s.f. 0.3661 Acre Prime building site Unobstructed views of Coco Bay Public dock accessBeach access #GTV1080 $240,000. 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 areaadditional 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. #NCV1188 OCEANVIEW LOT 22,141 s.f. 0.508 Acre overlooks pristine beachfront on Atlantic side snorkeling reef just o shore Great view close proximity to Green Turtle Club. #GTV1157 UNDER CONTRACT SEABREEZE 14,960 s.f. 0.343 Acre close to ocean beach clubs & town. #GTV1173 $145,000. COCO BAY BREEZE Prime building site .2699 Acre Dock Access Beach Access. #GTV1007 $47,500. MAN O WAR CAY SUMMERPLACE 10,719 s.f. 0.246 Acre Prime building site over 150 of Sea of Abaco frontage private dock fabulous Sea of Abaco views. #MWV1082 $185,000. TREASURE CAY GALLEON BAY LOT 4 10,000 s.f. 0.229 Acre 80 of waterfront private dock deck & storage Utilities to dock #TCV1187 $349,000. ANCHORAGE ESTATES 14,250 s.f. 0.327 Acre Corner Lot centrally located golf course beach access Treasure Cay Marina.#TCV1174-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. #CAV1182 $89,500. BAKERS CREEK 17 Lots 10,567 16,031s.f. paved roads underground utilities water access -beach/commons areapanoramic views $646.00 per month bank nancing to qualied buyers with 10% down. #ACV1180 $55,000. a lot Green Turtle Cay33,342 s.f. 0.765 Acre 161.30 on Coco Bay 3,300 s.f. 3 Bd.-3 Bath Double Garage 600s.f. Impact Doors/Windows Turkish Stone Floors Galvilume Metal Roof 13 KW Generator Ultra Violet System #GTH1162 $2,050,000 Green Turtle Cay3 Bedroom, 3 Baths 1,282 s.f. under air 887 s.f ground oor bed-bath-garage 1,597 s.f. decks 15,710s.f. 0.360 Acre 200 on Coco Bay Beach 8,000 gallon cistern #GTH1152 $1,285,000Green Turtle Cay 4 Bd, 2 Bth 1,962 s.f. 2 kitchens 30,874 s.f. 0.708 Acres 360 views 30 elevations Centrally Located #GTH1192 $1,200,000 C Man O War Cay103,237 s.f. 2.37 Acre Sea to Sea Parcel 339.94 on Atlantic 125 on Sea of Abaco 1,000 sf 2 bd/1 bth 510 sf Guest /1bd. 1bth Garage/Gen. Shed Dockage / membership Sea Glass Association #MWH1178 $3,500,000 Green Turtle Cay2 Bedroom, 2 Bath 1,355 s.f. of Residence 23,546 s.f. 0.54 Acre 125.78 on White Sound 127.28 on Sea of Abaco Private sea to sea 2 docks deep draft Boat Access Only 50 KW Generator #GTH1137 $995,000 Man O War CaySea to Sea property 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath 1,096 s.f. Beach Res. 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath 625 s.f. Guest Cottage Land 0.764 Acre Workshop/Laundry #MWH1164 $1,090,000 Man O War Cay 2 Bd, 2 Bth 2,664 s.f. Residence 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath 838 s.f. Guest House Land Sea-to-Sea 43,800 sf/1.1 Acres 98' Ocean Front Private Dock/Creek Fabulous Views #MWH1116 $3,750,000 Man O War Cay134,491s.f. 3.08 Acres Sea to Sea Parcel 695.49 on Atlantic 290.65 Sea of Abaco 4,056 s.f. 3 bd, 3bth 1,595 sf guest cottages Garage/GeneratorShed Dock-12,000 lb boatlift Innity Pool #MWH1159 $5,790,000 Green Turtle Cay2 Bedroom, 2 Bath 1,190 s.f. Residence Sea to Sea Land 2.68 Acres 150.60 Atlantic Beach 196.60 Coco Bay Beach Dock 50% Shared #GTH1165 $990,000 Green Turtle CayMarina Resort for Sale 1500 on Black Sound available 1114 Sea of Abaco frontage available +/2.78 Acres Restaurant & Pool Bar Shell Fuel Dock 1.5 Add. Acres Avail. #GTH1151 $4,100,000 Green Turtle Cay1,823 s.f. 0.0419 Acre 1,723 s.f. 2 bd, 2 bth On Settlement Harbour Corner Lot Workshop/Garage Fully Furnished/turn key City water Great Rental Property Water views #GTH1193 $390,000 Green Turtle Cay17,191 s.f. 0.394 Acre 4 Bedroom, 3 Bath Covered Screen Porch Wood Floors Shellstone Tile Dead End Road/Private Community Dock Access #GTH1149 $599,000 Great Guana Cay22,694 s.f. 0.520 Acre 97.42 on Sea of Abaco 1,950 s.f. 3 bd 2 bth 256 s.f. Guest House T&G clear cypress Mahongany oors -Generator Rights to Shared Dock #GGH1158 $1,170,000 Great Guana Cay12,105 s.f 0.227 Acre 60 Atlantic Beach 1,558 s.f. 3 Bd 1 Bth Crows Peak lounge Abacos best beach Near Nippers & Town Rental History #GGH1190 $735,000 Marsh Harbour Pelican Shores31,399 s.f. 0.720 Acre 229 on Sea of Abaco 3,600 s.f. Residence 4 Bedroom, 4 Bath in-law suite downstairs Total renovation in 07 Double car garage #MHH1163 Green Turtle Cay 4 Bedroom, 4.5 Bath 2,448 s.f. of Luxury 27,965 s.f. 0.642 Acre 90 on Gilliam Bay Wood Floors Double Golf Cart garage 2,356 s.f. Wrap/decks Built 2009 Tastefully Decorated #GTH1179 $2,990,000 UNDER CONTRACT CENTRAL ABACO BAHAMA PALM SHORES LOT 44 16, 117 s.f. 0.37 Acre Corner Lot close to beach, shopping & airport utilities. #ACV1189 $45,000. Green Turtle Cay4 Bd, 4 Bth 4,948 s.f. / 2 levels 19,083 s.f. 0.438 Each level private living space/kitchen Sea of Abaco Dock/boatlift/10,000 #GTH1181 $1,990,000

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Page 14 Section B The Abaconian February 15, 2012 Change Preparatory SchoolP.O. Box AB-20699 Murphy Town Abaco, Bahamas Tel: (242) 367-2972 Email: changepreparatoryschool@hotmail.com STUDENT REGISTRATIONNow in progress for 2012/2013 school year Nursery Grade 2 Small Class Setting with Limited Space Available!REGISTER TODAYFor further information contact us at(242) 367-2972Monday Friday 8a.m. 4 p.m. APPLICATIONSNow being accepted for 2012/2013 school year Qualified Teachers Grade 2 Small Class SettingAPPLY TODAYFor further information contact us at(242) 367-2972Monday Friday 8a.m. 4 p.m. Qualified medical personnel will be on hand as well as persons policing the route to watch for traffic. There will be water and resting stations along the way. We are asking each person to collect a sponsorship donation as they get friends and neigh bours to sign their sheet to help us with this worthwhile community project. These should be turned in to the Treasurer before the commencement of the race. All interested individuals or groups should sign up as soon as possible so that the organizers can complete all necessary arrangements. Registration and sponsorship sheets can be obtained from any one of the following residents and committee South From Page 12 More South Abaco News members: Administrator Benjamin Pinder, Dr. Seymour, Rex Albury, Sandra Albury, Vashti Albury, Kenneth Albury, John Hudson or Andrew Fry at the Abaco Club. To participate you must be registered and be sponsored. There will be a Souse Out beginning at noon for the on-lookers and public to enjoy. Everyone is welcome even if you are not entered in the race. We hope you will come out to enjoy the Souse and johnnycake. All proceeds will go towards Cherokees Community Clinic building fund. The next step to reaching our goal is the laying of the block and preparations for this work is already underway. We are serious about having a new clinic in Cherokee and we just need a little help from our friends. Christmas has passed and the excite ment of the holiday is finished. So it is not surprising that Cherokees exhibition of creches and mangers did not draw a very large crowd. But those who did come out to view the show were pleasantly im pressed with the collection we were able to put together. Certainly the school children were exposed to the many different inter pretations of that night over 2000 years ago recorded in Holy Scripture and who prob ably enjoyed the opportunity to leave the classroom if only for a few minutes. They each picked out their personal favourite nativity scene on display, whether it was directly from the Holy Land or handmade in earthquake-worn Haiti. I was fascinated by the students casual comments to each other as they walked around the room. Nowadays, almost everyone is plugged in to the internet as well as the television. But still sometimes the experience of wit nessing something firsthand leaves a more lasting and vivid impression. There are few museums in The Bahamas. Someday we will probably all be able to take a vir tual trip back in time and visit history in the making. But until then hopefully society will continue to safeguard the relics and treasures that are still out there for us to learn from and enjoy. Our exhibit of nativity scenes was just one small example. Cherokee Sound held a Nativity Exhibit on January 28 and 29 to raise funds for maintaining the W.W. Sands Community Center in Cherokee Sound. The children in the Cherokee Sound Primary School viewed the collection of the creches and nativity scenes. They were each asked to choose their favorite one. Principal/teacher Michelle Lowe is standing behind the class of older children.

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February 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section B Page 15 Tilloo Pond is a perfect place to start a family legacy.The luxurious estate is set on 11 acres on Tilloo Cay and includes a very rare, safe harbour. The villa has three separate buildings connected by curved, covered walkways. Built in 2004, the triplex has over 11,000 sq. ft. of indoor/ outdoor living. The private master quarters is its own separate villa, and there is a total of five bedroom suites, with more than enough room for 10 to 12 people to sleep very comfortably. The estate is approved as a resort with a rental income history The estate fronts the Sea of Abaco, with the Atlantic Ocean behind. The incredible price of $3.35 million U.S. includes the art and furnishings imported from around the world.) To arrange a tour, call Tony or Stephanie Treco at (242) 357-6608 or for more information, visit www.BahamasHome.net or call Gaylord Layton at (303) 762-8893 or email gaylord@taysidellc.com.WWW.BAHAMASHOME.COM Chris Thompson Real EstateService you deserve. People you can trust. Guana Cay Darvin Curry We know Abaco! One call does it all! MORE PROPERTIES FOR SALE Lubber's Quarters Beach lot .901 acres with Dock, $310,000 Guana Cay Tree House heart of village, 5B/3B ,2 Storey, pool, $469,000 Elbow Cay, Hope Town "Marnie's Landing Lot 6" w/ Dock Slip in gated community. $850,000 The Fig Tree Lighthouse Cove with dock Hibiscus Carolina Wind Elbow Room You can have it all, beach & dock. 1 of 6 beach lots in upscale Marnie's Landing. Fabulous views, easy access to marina & your own protected private dock slip. $850K Lot 6 Marnies Landing Tiloo Lot #10 Banana Cabana New Listing 2B/2B Main House, 1B/1B Guest Quarters Oceanfront, Pool, Great Rental South of Hope Town $1.49M By Jennifer Hudson I have just finished reading Jack Lowes intriguing little book My Life The Abaco Boy Story Having only lived on Abaco since the year 2000, I found the book to be a very valuable history lesson on life in Marsh Harbour in its early days. This book packs into a little more than 100 pages a wealth of information covering a plethora of topics. It contains a virtual ge nealogy of Jacks family and several other Marsh Harbour families and paints a wonderful picture of a way of life in a much quieter and simpler time. Life was lacking the conveniences of today but people were closer, more selfreliant and showed a great resilience in the face of hardship and illness while the children enjoyed good, healthy, outdoor fun. Mr. Lowe describes many ways in which people cured their own illnesses due to lack of any medical facilities. His fa ther acted as a midwife at the birth of his own son, performed minor surgery on not only family members but other members of the community and even pulled teeth for people from as far away as the community of Bluff Point in the North. Mr. Lowe has an incredible memory for detail and his thoughts just tumble out onto each page filling them with reminiscences of growing up in a family of 13, boyhood pranks, courting, extracting syrup from sugarcane at Israels farm, salvaging from shipwrecks in wartime and needing permits to land in Nassau from Abaco to name but a few of the myriad of interesting nuggets of information. I have always enjoyed talking to Mr. Lowe and listening to his intriguing stories so I was delighted when he finally published them in his biographical book. The personal detail with which he sets out his story along with his many humorous little anecdotes has a way of actually drawing the reader in. After reading the book, I felt that I had almost become a part of old Marsh Harbour. It has been a dream of Mr. Lowes for many years to publish this book, and he is delighted with how well it has been received. Now in its fourth printing it may be obtained from Java Coffee Shop, Flowers Etc., Corner Value and Abaco Treasures. Lowes Autobiography Jack LoweBahamaHost Program Register Today with the Ministry of TourismThe Barefoot Bandit, Colton HarrisMoore, gave Abaco a few days of unin tended exposure when he crashed his sto len plane in the marles between Crossing Rocks and Sandy Point in July 2010. He walked away from the plane. He was conspicuously tall but managed to get into Marsh Harbour undetected where he stayed for a couple of days. He eluded authorities here before stealing a boat and moving on to Eleuthera. He was caught off Eleuthera in a night-time boat chase when police dis abled his engine with gunshots. In December 2011 he was sentenced to seven years by a Washington State judge for crimes committed there. Then in January 2012 a federal judge sentenced him to six and a half years in federal prison for his two-year spree of break-ins and thefts that extended from Washington State into the heartland of the United States and complet ing a non-stop flight from Indiana to Abaco in a stolen plane. He had no pilots train ing other than self-taught lessons in several stolen aircraft. His aircraft did not do too well, but he managed to walk away from each crash landing. While on Abaco, he smiled for the secu rity camera when he broke into Curly Tails Restaurant before leaving for Eleuthera in this trademark bare feet.Barefoot Bandit is sentenced

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Page 16 Section B The Abaconian February 15, 2012 LITTLE HARBOUR 2.3 acres waterfront $350,000.00 20,000 sq. ft. Hilltop lot with starter cottage, harbour and ocean views $198,000.00 2 bedroom gated home on Tom Currys Point hilltop, dock, landscaped $699,000.00SCHOONER BAYTours Now Available Call 367-0737 Harbour Island Lot 20 Free Dockage $239,000.00LONG BEACHNext to Schooner Bay 3/2 Interior homes beach access $ 274,000.00 Interior Lots starting at $30,000.00 Hilltop lots with ocean views $150,000.00CASUARINA POINT Canal front lot, excellent views $98,000.00 Ocean view lot, steps to beach. $42,500.00 4/4 Beach front duplex $405,000.00 Sea view 2/2 duplex $120,000.00 Interior lots $37,000.00 $45,000.00 Beach House 3/2 $795,000.00 Beach House 4/2.5 $550,000.00BAHAMA PALM SHORES 2 acre beach front lot $550,000.00 1/4 acre lots available starting at $23,000.00 Lot with unobstructed ocean view $98,000.00 1 acre beach front lot $295,000.00TREASURE CAY Home site one lot in from beach $60,000.00CHEROKEEHILL TOP Atlantic Ocean views, beach access, elevated, utilities $125,000.00 Watching Bay hilltop lot $99,000.00www.islandpropertiesbahamas.comTel: (242) 367-0737 Fax: (242) 367-0736IPB has positions available for licensed real estate agents. James and Donna Rees BROKERSRENTALSCasaurina Point -2 bed/2 bath Special Rates onAlburys Ferry ServiceMan-O-War Primary SchoolFlea Market and BazaarSaturday, February 18, 2012Round Trip Rates Adults $15Departure Points Please call Alburys Ferry for reservations 367-0290Sacrilege On January 22 some one broke into a church in Dundas Town and stole $12 cash and about $20 in coins from the pastors office. Threats of Death and Assault with a Dangerous Instrument On January 21 a Murphy Town resident was at a bar in Marsh Harbour when a man he knew from the Mud threatened him stating, You will die tonight. The man had a knife in his hand. Suspect arrested On January 21 the suspect from the Mud was arrested. However when officers viewed the surveil lance camera, it appeared that the person with the complaint was the aggressor. The suspect was released. Shop Breaking and Stealing On January 23 a restaurant on Don MacKay Boulevard in Marsh Harbour was broken into. The culprit stole a 15-pound bag of conch valued at $45, a five-pound bag of chicken valued at $30 and 20 bottlex of assorted sodas valued at $45. Causing Harm On January 23 a resident of Central Pines was at a shop in Dundas Town when he was tased with a stun gun and beaten about the body with a golf stick by two males he knew from Sandy Point. He was injured and in pain. Assaulting a Police Officer, Disorder ly Behavior, Obscene Language, Resist ing Arrest On January 25 an anonymous caller reported that a young male was beat ing a young lady in an apartment in Mur phy Town. Incident Update When police responded, the man refused at first to open the door or cooperate. He became violent and used obscene language. As a result he was arrested. He resisted violently but was subsequently subdued. Causing Harm On January 25 a resi dent of Dundas Town reported that his 17year-old son punched him in the mouth. Officers went to the home and arrested the son. He was charged and released on $1,500 bail. Causing Harm On January 26 a Dun das Town young lady reported that her boyfriend was beating her about her body. When officers responded, she stated that his beating was the result of an argument between her and her boyfriend. She with drew the complaint. Removing Vehicle Without Owners Consent & Causing Damage On Sunday January 29 a resident of Murphy Town re ported that someone took his Honda Civic from where it was parked in his yard. The culprit later returned the car but parked it in at a different location in his yard. The side window was broken. He named a suspect who had asked to borrow the car to pick up his girlfriend from Treasure Cay. Causing Harm On January 29 a resident of Pigeon Peas, Marsh Harbour, re ported that while at the Haitian Dance in the Mud, a man he knew from the Mud struck him in the face with a bottle. Moving Vehicle without Owners Consent & Threat of Harm On Janu ary 27 a resident of Dundas Town reported that someon stole his Chevy Impala from where it was parked at the Marsh Harbour Police Station. The key was inside. Inci dent Update On the same day officers arrested a resident of Dundas Town who is a registered mental patient after he was found driving the stolen car on Don MacK ay Boulevard. Stolen Vessel On January 28 a resident of Fire Road reported that someone stole a 33-foot Catamaran boat named Ace. It had twin 115-HP Yamaha engines. The boat was owned by a man from High Cay, Abaco. Causing Harm On January 28 a resi dent of Hard Bargain, Moores Island, re ported that a woman she knows, also from Hard Bargain, struck her in her face with her hand. Incident Update On the same day an office arrested the suspect for Caus ing Harm. Causing Harm On January 29 a resi dent of Freeport, Grand Bahama, reported that while she was at a bar in Hard Bargain, Moores Island, a man she knows beat her about the body with his fist. Incident Up date On the same day an officer arrested the suspect, a resident of Hard Bargain. He was charged with Causing Harm and re leased on $500 police bail. Disorderly Behaviour & Obscene Lan guage On February 3 an officer arrested a resident of Pigeon Pea for Disorderly Behaviour and Obscene Language when he was near a business on Don MacKay Bou levard in Marsh Harbour. He was charged and released on $500 bail. Causing Harm On February 4 a fe male resident of Murphy Town reported that while she was at a club in Dundas Town a woman she knew hit her on her forehead with a Heinken bottle. Suspect arrested On the same day the suspect was arrested. Possession of Dangerous Drugs On February 2 officers searched a residence in Dundas Town in reference to Dangerous Drugs. Two men of Dundas Town were arrested as a small amount of suspected marijuana was seized, estimated weight one gram. They were charged and released on $1,000. Assault Report On February 2 a resi dent of Marsh Harbour reported that as he and his son were leaving a church in the Mud, a group of young men with shirts tied over their faces three a rock that hit his son. Boat Fire On February 2 2012 at 4:30 a.m. an anonymous caller reported at a boat was on fire near the government dock in Fox Town. When officers arrived at the scene, they discovered a 20-foot Grady White boat with twin 225 hp Yamaha engines engulfed in flames. The name of the boat was Junkanoo. It is believed to be owned by a resident of Coopers Town. Possession of Dangerous Drugs On January 31 an officer searched three men and a vehicle on the Earnest Dean Highway near the Winding Bay Road. The three men were acting suspiciously. The officer found suspected marijuana along with marijuana seeds. All three men were from Cherokee Sound. All were arrested and chared with Possession of Dangerous Drugs. They were arraigned on February 2 when one of the men pleaded guilty.Police Crime Report

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By Canishka Alexander W/Cpl Jocelyn Smith and Officer Val entino Oliver went on a foot patrol in the Government Subdivision in Marsh Harbour on January 25 to speak to residents about the laws and fines associated with the Dog License Act of The Bahamas. According to the Act, dogs are to be licensed when they are three months old, and they must be secured in an enclosed area. They must ensure that the dogs are con tained because you dont want to cause prob lems in the streets with children, other dogs or our visitors visiting Abaco walking the streets and having to run from dogs or being afraid while walking, W/Cpl Smith said. As the officers made their way through the neighbourhood, they heard an assort ment of complaints that ranged from residents telling them that they are not the owners of the dogs that were found roam ing, or that they have become fed up with the dog constantly escaping from the yard. We will be carrying out an investiga tion, she disclosed. We will be coming through the corner, and we will utilize our K-9 unit to take out those dogs that are nuisances and have them taken to the Humane Society. As a result of their timely initiative, there were some residents who took the time to say thanks. The patrols will continue throughout residential areas in the Marsh Harbour area. So far, the officers have visited Casu arina Point and Government Subdivision. about Dog License ActPolice officers have been going door to door to inform residents about the law requiring dogs to be licensed and be kept in an enclosed area. Several areas have severe problems with threatening dogs intimidating people, even dogs killing other dogs. Shown are Offi cer W/Cpl Smith and Officer Valentino Oliver speaking with Edwin Sands in Government Subdivision in Marsh Harbour Responsible Development for Abaco has been quiet for many months after los ing its court case in the Supreme Court against BECs Wilson City generating plant. The RDA is an organization that took BEC to court for not having an Environmental Management Plan in place before construction and for not having required permits. The Supreme Court dismissed RDAs case because it was not filed with the court within the time limits allowed in such circumstances. RDA claimed that it was unaware of various start dates or commitments by either BEC or government as those dates were neither publicized nor did BEC follow the normal approval process. The Supreme Court did find that BEC had not followed gov ernment-required protocols for various disclosures and approvals. RDA claims that neither government nor government corporations are exempt from public disclosure or normal ap proval protocols. Had this project been brought to the publics attention and had it applied for the necessary permits, RDA would have filed its complaints with the court promptly. More recently, a separate but similar case in Nassau faced similar challenges with an untimely court presentation. However, the court, presided by a dif ferent judge, accepted the claim that the case for untimely submission could not be made as required as the initial circumstances were kept from the public. In laymans language the recent court decision said that deadlines for court fil ing cannot be based on confidential dates not known to the public. RDA has more recently taken the case to a Court of Appeal to resolve two fac tors that RDA has a right to be consult ed on the required permits that BEC still needs to get and that no work be done before permits are issued. This latest court decision has encour aged RDA to go forward with an appeal with their original case against BEC. Ac knowledging that the BEC plant is built and operational, RDA is pressing to re quire projects of this nature, and specifi cally BEC, to follow the same approval protocols required of the private sector before work is undertaken. This would also require BEC to follow through with the various required EIA, EMP and EIS plans and bring them to the publics at tention. In a mild approval of RDAs original complaint against BEC, the initial court decision conceded that had the BEC project been entirely a private development, it would have been shut down long ago by government for proceeding without the necessary permits. Court decision encourages RDA to continue against BEC RememberRegister to Vote Today

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Page 18 Section B The Abaconian February 15, 2012 REDUCEDFOR QUICK SALEALL LOTS MUST BE SOLD!BAHAMA PALM SHORES2 Lots in Section 1 $31,000.00 EACH2 Lots in Section 1 $26,700.00 EACH2 Lots in Section 2 $21,700.00 EACH www.islandpropertiesbahamas.comTel: (242) 367-0737 Fax: (242) 367-0736 Albertha Barbara Dames, 50, of Moores Island was held on February 4 at Zion Baptist Church in Hard Bargain, Moores Island. Nixon Simms officiated as sisted by other ministers including Min. Jack son Davis. Interment followed in the Public Cemetery in Hard Bar gain. She is survived by her hus band Tom my Dames; mother William Feaster; adopted daughters Prestina Gibson and Mya Feaster; stepchil dren Noel and Tia; grandchildren Kashara, M.J, Maygan, David and St. Claude Dames; sisters Florence, Tina, Debra, Jacklyn, Sha ron, Meldora, Vangy, Stephanie, Ann and Valarie, Kiesha and Patra Rolle; brothers James, Valentino, Dino, Jeffrey, Basil, Ma rio and Eugene; nieces and nephews Audra, Mario, Mark, Ricardo, Andre, Samantha, Candice, Justina, Jessica, Jennifer, Tracey, Faith, Desiree, Kimberley, Kevin, Keon, Anthanika, Anthony, Olivia, Charnell, Me gan, Trinaye, Shanell, Stephen Jr., Stephen Burrows, Jr., Kelly, Ashton, Keturah, Mi cah, Lavardis, Dalano, Anika, Kayrika, Sta cey, Joshua, Jeffrey Jr., Jeffrey Trembley, Antonio, Justin, Brennafe, Shayne, Sha landra, Mario, Jr., Makayla, Joann, Linda, Tracey, Patrice, Paula, Maude, Elizabeth, Sharanda, Roddeana, Mildred, Sinclair, Fe lix, Howard, Maxwell, Clement, Darren, Timothy, Dereck, Oscar, Lester, Cardinal, Kirk, David Jr., Alvin Jr., Quintin, Nathon, Delvin, Nauld-Dexter and Roddeno; aunts Daisy Johnson, Rosnell Lightbourn, Edris McBride and Fredia Feaster; uncles Steve Feaster, Leo McBride and Dudley Gibson; daughter-in-law Felicia St. Claude; sistersin-law Prescola Swain, Beverley Dean, Nettaly Davis, Emily Dames, Vanessa, Karen, Ettie, Clair and Patrice; brothers-inlaw Milton, Robert Dames, Rodney Davis, David Dean, Alvin Swain, Howard, Steve Burrows, Delon, Tushae and Steve Rogers, niece-in-law Larranda; nephew-in-law An drew, Lakavle; grandnieces and nephews Renay Roberts, Destiny; Jaden, Jada, An drea, Isaiah, Malachi, Lakayah, Anthony, Jr., Ashley, Ellios, Drew-Anthony; godpar ents Verletta Davis and Kingsley McBride; godchildren Shalanda Hield, Joey Hield, Kelvin Hunt, Melissa Stuart; and many oth er relatives and friends. Freda Bethel of Marsh Harbour passed away at the home of her daughter in Marsh Harbour on January 10. A home-going ser vice was held on January 13 at Marsh Har bour Gospel Chapel. Bro. David Cartwright and Bro. Peter Brind officiated. Interment was in the Memorial Garden in Marsh Har bour. She was predeceased by her hus band Charles Bethel; son George Ste ven Bethel; and brotherin-law Jason Higgs. She is survived by her children, Freda Pauline Roberts, Charles Tillman Bethel and Deborah Denise Darville; sister Pa tria Higgs; sons-in-law Ronnie Roberts and David Darville; daughter-in-law Stephanie Bethel; granddaughters Lisa McCoy and Vanessa Roberts; grandsons Victor Roberts, Shayne Bethel and Charles Darville; grand son-in-law David McCoy; granddaughterin-law Dina Roberts; great-grandson Aaron Roberts; great-granddaughters Gabrielle McCoy and Hailee Roberts; Dudley and Margaret Rose Bethel and family; and many other relatives and friends. Eloise Morris Huff, 87, died on Janu ary 27 following an extended illness. One of her favourite travel destinations was Hope Town. She especially loved visiting her grandchildren and did so several times a year until the spring of 2003 when a medical condition became life threatening. Thanks to the heroic efforts of Tito Baldwin and the Hope Town Fire & Rescue, Dr. Marc Bi nard, Nurse Angie Collie and Pilot Faron Sawyer, her life was spared and her family was blessed with nine more years of the joy she shared with all. Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law William Charles and Linda Karen Huff; daughter and son-in-law Elaine Morris Huff-Lowe, and Karen Frances Huff-Lowe and Robert Talmage Lowe; grandchildren Christopher Joel Lowe, and Jessica Huff Lowe; Livingston Stony Charles and Eli jah Eli Jeremiah Lowe, William Graham and George Whitaker Huff. Memorials may be made to Every Child Counts in Marsh Harbour or the Hope Town Fire & Rescue in Hope Town. Michael E. Lightbourn of Treasure Cay and formerly of Nassau passed away February 6, succumbing to advanced lung cancer. He is survived by his wife Elouise Lightbourn, son Edward and his wife Sara, daughter Katherine and her husband Ste phen; grandchildren Celena, William, Claire and Miles. Michael was born on January 29, 1927, and originally trained as an optometrist in Toronto and Chicago during the end of World War II. Michael spent most of his career managing the family perfume business on Bay and George Street in Nas sau. After retirement he moved to Abaco and spent time in his garden with his favorite native flora collected from over 50 years of exploring throughout the archipelago with many wonderful colleagues. He was active in conservation issues throughout his life, especially with the Bahamas National Trust during its formative years. A private memorial service will be held in Nassau. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes do nations be made to Friends of the Environ ment or the Bahamas National Trust. The funeral service for P eggy Inez Sawyer 80, formerly of Green Turtle Cay was held on January 28 in Nassau. Inter ment was also in Nassau. She is survived by daughters Lady Di anne Rolle, Karen Sawyer, Janet Watkins, Nicole Cole brooke and Sharmaine Porter; sons Anthony Watkins, James Wat kins and Prescott Cooper; nieces Renae Russell, Emily Taylor, Francina TaylorAdderley and Margo Major; nephews Bob and Hansel Taylor; daughters-in-law Paulette Watkins and Maria Watkins; sons-in-law Gary V. Lord-Rolle, Wayde Colebrooke and Quentin Porter; grandchildren Gary Rolle Il, Glendon Rolle, Glendina Rolle, Tanzania Sturrup, Louise Watkins-Smith, Angel Watkins, Michael Strachan, Calvin, Pablo, Alexandria, Ja mie and Peggy Watkins, Shantel Stubbs, Clayton and Ebony Hepburn, Joey Saw yer, Carla, Clyde, Carlton and Chariton Dames, Sean and Nikia Sturrup, Shanika Griffin, Shamona Williams, Gleanor Sawyer, Margo Bowe, Shadina, Elzina, Waydina and Wayde Colebrooke, Melissa, Prescott Jr., and Shaquille Cooper, Tera nique McKinney, Raheem Cartwright, Shaqueno, Saquan, Saquay and Shaquent Porter; great-grandchildren; godchildren; and many other relatives and friends.Obituaries of Family and Friends Albertha Barbara Dames Freda Bethel Peggy Inez Sawyer Michael E. Lightbourn Man-O-War Sea to Sea Atlantic Ocean Abaco Sound Choice Man-O-War property, 8.36 acres (willing to divide), 400 feet ocean frontage, about 400 feet on Sea of Abaco. 3 Cottages & highest point on Man-O-War Cay with 360 degree view of 37 cays. Bayside has furnished hill-top home with commanding view & two separate bedrooms with 100 foot dock and breakwa ter. Owner Financing Available. Contact Jack Albury 242-367-2333 / 242-477-5270 or kingofjack@gmail.com

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February 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section B Page 19 FOREST HEIGHTS ACADEMYENTRANCE TEST FOR GRADE 7March 3, 2012, at 9:00 a.m.(Limited Space in Other Grades Available)Please Contact Administration for Additional InformationTelephone 367-3539 Artists repaint mural at Treasure Cay SchoolThe extensive gable end of the Treasure Cay Primary School facing the highway has been refreshingly and imaginatively re painted with bright acrylic colours supplied by the Treasure Cay Art League. Initiated by Mary Lou Challa following discus sions with Ann Smith, a volunteer school art director, some of the Treasure Cay Art League members and friends painted whimsical sea horses, fish, turtles, flamin goes, sail boats, giant sailfish jumping out of the water, and a white peace dove at the top of it all. Using their imagination and brushes were Lorna Keene, Anne Duchelle, Marjorie Strimbo, Ann Zulauf, Bill Firstbrook (who did the high work), Betty Ann MacDonald, Jane Weaver and Elaine Morris. Sand Banks Yacht Club changes commandBy Rashida Murray The Sand Banks Yacht Club was founded in 1970 by several winter residents of Treasure Cay and has been an active club ever since, Today the club has 165 regis tered members. Members must be active boaters in Treasure Cay, owners of boats on the Sea of Abaco. Member boats range from 20-foot outboards to larger cruising North Abaco News power boats, sport fishing yachts to sailing yachts. The club was established objectively to provide members an opportunity to gather socially through the winter season. This season numerous social events are planned including a golf cart rally through Trea sure Cay, a cruise to Lubbers Quarters, a lobster bake on Green Turtle Cay as well as an elaborate horse-racing party recently enjoyed by members. The Change of Watch ceremony conducted at the Spinnaker on January 30 was the date of this years ceremony at which the officers move up. To rep resent that new order command, the flags are changed emblematic of each position.Student art show is plannedThe students at the Treasrue Cay Pri mary School are having a show and sale of Several artists of Treasure Cay have repainted the mural on the gable wall of the Treasure Cay Primary School so that now it it bright and eye-catching. The Change of Watch Ceremony for Sand Banks Yacht Club was held at Spinnaker Restaurant on January 30. The new officers are Mary Mellon; George Mellon, Commodore; Cindy Watt, Rear Commodore; Paige Hammond; Kim Kertland, Fleet Captain; Terry Donoghue, Vice Commodore; Chris Donoghue; and Paul Hammond, Past Commodore. Please see North Page 20

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Page 20 Section B The Abaconian February 15, 2012 MUST SELL Great Guana Cay Colonial style commerical build ing known as Art Cafe situate in the vicinity of the public dock in the settlement of Guana Cay. Appraised $656,000Vacant land lot No. 15 & 17, portion of Orchid Bay Subdivi sion Property comprises of 7,500 square feet. Appraised $90,000 for both or $45,000 per lot. Marsh Harbour Multi-purpose commer cial building known as Faith Convention Cen ter. Multipurpose $1.7 millionMarsh Harbour octagon buildings. Three single storey buildings and two two-storey buildings. Known as Simmons Place. Appraised $491,000 For conditions of sale and any other information, please contact: The Commerical Credit Collection Unit at 242-502-1320 or 242-356-1685 or 242-502-0929 or 242-356-1608 Fax: 242-356-1638 Interested persons should submit offers in writing addressed to: The Manager, The Commercial Credit Collection Unit P.O. Box N 7518, Nassau, Bahamas Crossing RocksTwo Storey Commercial Building comprises of First Floor 4 (1) bed 1 bath and six Main Rd. Appraisal TBAMarsh Harbour Two Storey Commercial Building Complex contains 10 commercial units Don MacKay Blvd, Marsh Har bour. Appraisal $953,970 FOR RENT Marsh HarbourOverlooking the harbour from the second oor, this fabulous space of 564 sq. ft. is in one of the most prime locations on the waterfront in Marsh Harbour Walk-in Customers Ample Parking Access to a private dock Full generatorLocation Location LocationFor further information contact (242) 375-8718 their art work at the Treasure Cay Community Center on March 8 from 6 to 8 p.m. and March 9 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Treasure Cay Art League is having a benefit show and sale on March 11 at Vir ginia and Bernard Currys garden on Trea sure Cay Drive from noon to 4 p.m. Rain date will be March 13 from noon to 4 p.m.Sonith Lockhart Cam paigns in North Abaco By Samantha V. Evans Adorned in the green color of the Demo cratic National Alliance (DNA), the DNA candidate for North Abaco, Sonith Lock hart, could be seen meeting and greeting the residents of Central Pines Estate during the week of January 23. He was accompanied by his campaign manager as they gave out brochures, green wrist bands and explained to residents what his plans are for the com -North From Page 19 More North Abaco News munities of North Aba co. Mr. Lockharts main plat form is tech nical educa tion because he believes that through such programs students can be empowered to compete on the world stage not only as employees but as entrepreneurs. Further, he plans to partner with teachers to ensure that they have the resources and skills needed to be effective in the classroom. He stated that those campaigning in this election are great candidates but he asks that residents consider him as they consid er the others. He has been busy campaign ing in the various communities of the north and has gone to many of them including those in Little Abaco. According to Mr. Lockhart, the response has been good and he looks forward to a good election this spring. He intends to continue campaign ing and sharing his platform with all in his constituency until Election Day.A successful bird count in North AbacoBy Mirella Santillo A painted bunting, a tri-colored heron, an eastern phoebe, a black-throated blue warbler, a black-throated green warbler and a Baltimore oriole were among the 87 species recorded on North Abaco for the Audubon Society Christmas Bird Count. A small group met briefly in early January, then two teams took off for their re spective areas. Carolyn Wardle, an eco-tour operator from Nassau led one group to the Treasure Cay golf course, then on to the dump, a nursery and other areas of Treasure Cay. Dr. Elwood Woody Bracey led the second team to a blue hole and former cit rus farm. The hundreds of birds out on the marls were too far away to identify. The second stop was a mangrove swamp near the sea shore where there were plenti ful birds including a water thrush looking for food. The bird watchers found more birds on their visit to a blue hole including a loggerhead kingbird. More birds were sighted at the edge of the forest. These are a few of the birders who particpated in the Audubon Society Bird Count in North Abaco. They are Ann Lucas, Uli Nowlan, Dr. Woody Bracey, Carolyn Wardle and Mirella Santillo. Please see North Page 21 Sonith Locklart

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February 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section B Page 21 PROPERTY & HOUSES FOR SALE MOBILE HOME FOR SALE PROPERTY & HOUSES FOR SALEMinimum for 3 lines in one issue $10 Picture and 4 lines $25 Additional lines at $2 per line Display classified $18 per column inch We can take the photo within the Marsh Harbour area or use your photo. Call 242-367-2677 Fax 242-367-3677 RENTAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTS RENTAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTS WANTED TO BUYWanted to Buy: Commercial Properties or Acreage in Abaco. Fast CASH buyer. Send location and asking price to AbacoLand@hotmail. com. Bahama Palm Shores, lot for sale, 100 x 150, at main entrance, water well complete and ready for BEC. $36,000. Call 458-1144 Cherokee Hill Top, lot # 16, approximately 10,000 square feet. Call 357-6883 Elbow Cays Best Houses and Land, rentals and sales. Hope Town Hideaways. Call 242366-0224 or fax 242-366-0434. On the internet at www.hopetown.com Elbow Cays only private gated community, Marnies Landing. Elevated 1/2 acre parcel. Includes building plans, underground utilities and private boat slip. Fantastic views of Sea of Abaco & ocean. About 100 yard walk to the beach. Excellent opportunity at $389,000. Possible owner financing. 941-928-2187 Hope Town, North End, last remaining undeveloped bay side beach front lot. $425,000. Call 366-0707 or email jandkoakes@gmail.com RENTAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTSBahama Coral Island, 2 bed, 1 bath 1 year old apt, unfurnished. 15 min. walk to beach. Call 458-0982 or 367-0419 evenings. Casuarina Point, tastefully furnished 3 bed 2 bath house, central air, beach views, 15 mins from Marsh Harb. $1,200/mon. Ph. 367-2431 Guana Cay, 2 bed, 1 bath apt, fully furnished & equipped. $1,100/mo. Call 904-982-2762 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, Sky Developers 2 bed/1 bath, furnished, with A/C, washer and drier, water included, $1100/mo. Call Mrs. Green at 367-2660 Marsh Harbour, Gov Sub apt 2 bed/2 bath, central A/C, newly renovated, fully furnished. Serious inquiries call 9-5 367-2951 or 5775086 after 5 p.m Marsh Harbour, 1,200 sq. ft. 2 bed, 2 bath, fully furnished, washer & dryer, A/C, harbour views, near restaurants. $1,250/mo. Call 3762252 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 $1,800. Call 561-248-1097 or email: waterlabs@att.net Marsh Harbour, Pelican Shores, 2 bed 2 bath house. Panoramic sea views, fully fur nished with washer/dryer and generator. Con tact Darlene at 365-8288, 9 to 5. Marsh Harbour, The Crossing, luxurious 3 bed, 2 bath apartment now available for rent with pool, dock, cable & internet. Please call 367-5454 or 577-0277 Sweetings Village, 2 bed, 2 bath, furnished apartment. Washer/dryer & dishwasher. $1000/mo. Call 475-4848 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. Trailer For Sale, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, fully furnished Mobile Home. 5 minutes from Palm Beach Airport on Congress opposite Dog Tracks. Price $15,000. Call 367-2052 or 3672442 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 front property with 111 dock, boat lift, davits, & cleaning station. REDUCED TO $349,000. Call 305-245-6043 or hquin1902@gmail.com Treasure CayBeach 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, 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 Cays world reknown beach. $2800/ month for 12 month lease. Call 242-477-5056 or 843-278-0277 www.treasurecayrentals.com Nine-year-old Ashley Newell of Treasure Cay is presenting a donation to Angie Lowe of Cause for Paws. She earned the money by selling sea glass jewelry that she made. She loves animals and wants to help animal rescue groups. She is a young lady making a difference. The two teams in the afternoon to tally the results. It was one of the best birding trips in a long time in North Abaco.Young Entrepreneur Helps Abaco AnimalsGrowing up on Abaco, beach combing has been a hobby that Ashley Newell en joys with her family, sometimes collect ing garbage and debris to help clean our beaches, snorkeling the shoreline or most recently hunting for sea glass that can date as far back as 200 years which are small treasures from the sea for Ashley. Ashley decided to turn the sea glass into jewelry that she could wear. She learned to wire wrap each piece to make pendants, earrings and necklace sets. Each piece is unique and Ashley is par ticularly thrilled when she can feature pieces that are rare shades of blue, green, turquoise and even purple. As people admired Ashleys work and started to ask for custom pieces, she decided that she could raise awareness and funds to help the animals of Abaco. She made the commitment that all proceeds earned from the sale of Ashleys Abaco Sea Glass Jewelry would go directly to various animal res -North From Page 20 By Canishka Alexander In October 2011 Pastor Samuel Cor nish of Change Ministries International said that the Lord laid it on his heart to repair the roof that of Soul Saving Min istries that was damaged during Hurricane Irene. He recalled that each time he passed the church, it would hurt him to see it in a damaged condition. Finally in January, he met with Prophet Lawrence Arnett and the members of Soul Saving to talk about the project. Pastor Samuel was happy to see that they were on one accord. After the materials were acquired, mem bers of Change Ministries worked on the church roof on January 28 to do the labour for free. With an understanding of the task at hand, Pastor Samuel said that they had arrived at 7 a.m. that day, and everyone was aware that they would not leave until the whole roof had been completed. Some existing materials like plywood, felt and shingles had to be removed, but all in all, they were pleased to see that none of the plywood had begun to rot. Fortunately, the Lord has blessed our church with so many carpenters and people that do construction, so we were able to come here, Pastor Samuel said. Actu ally when I told Prophet Arnett about it, tears came to his eyes, and he cried. If you know anything about the roof, it was like this for five months without being re paired, no shingles on the roof and just a blue tarpaulin. Every time I passed it really hurt my heart to see that, and it brought tears to my eyes. I dont think a church should be like that because this is Gods house, and we are one body and one people. Members of Change Ministries International are completing the work of repairing the roof of Soul Saving Ministries in Dundas Town. The roof was badly damaged by Hur ricane Irene in August. Change Ministries repairs roof of neighbouring churchcue associations on Abaco. She started sell ing pieces upon request; then with the help of the Sands family, expanded to feature her pieces in Java Cafe in Marsh Harbour. Ashley is nine years old and in fourth grade at Angels Academy. Come summer she will be back on the beach for more col lecting.

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Page 22 Section B The Abaconian February 15, 2012 Big Cat EquipmentRentals: Abaco A & D Trucking Call us P.O. Box AB 20432, Marsh Harbour, Abaco Need That Extra Help With Your Studies? Examination papers for sale at ABACO ISLAND PHARMACY LTD.We have moved! Next to ECC and across from BTC, Marsh Harbour 367.2544 tel 367.6544 faxabacoislanpharmacy@gmail.comPrescriptions Testing Beauty Supplies Vitamins Supplements 8:30am 6pm Sundays 9am 4pm Want More BUSINESS? Then what are you waiting for? Promote your Business by Placing a Business Classied. Call Us For More Information367-2677 or 367-3200 SIMMONS Security & InvestigationsSecurity Guards Armored Van Security Cameras Burglar Alarms Private Investigations Credit CollectionsResidential Commercial MarineFreeportTel: (242) 351-8321 Fax: (242) 351-1460AbacoTel: (242) 367-0321 Fax: (242) 351-1460 NO JOB TOO BIG OR TOO SMALL!LET US CLEAN FOR YOUR ELDERLY LOVED ONES AT A VERY LOW PRICEKEMPS CLEANING COMPANY Complete Cleaning Services WE ALSO SERVICE THE CAYS! Call us today for a FREE estimate(242) 554-9905 Twenty-six students took part in the grade five Spelling Bee held on January 25 at St. Andrews Methodist Church Hall in Dun das Town. The win ner was Otis Fawkes from Agape Christian School. In second place was Deshawn McKinney from Cross ing Rocks Primary School while Chloe Bethel from Great Guana Cay Primary School came in third place. After the winners were named Education Supt. Helen Simmons-Johnson called all of the spellers to the stage so that the audience could applaud them once again for a job well done. She commended the students for their tenacity especially when they encountered difficult words. Each speller was given a certificate and the top three spellers received a trophy as well. On February 3 the Abaco District Spelling Bee was held at St. Andrews Methodist Hall in Dundas Town. The winner was Elizabeth Sweeting of Forest Heights Academy. In second place was Lazaria McIntosh and in third place was Shedline Israel, both from S.C. Bootle High School. All of these top students are from grade seven. The winner of this competition will represent the Abaco District in the National Spelling Bee in Nassau later this year. Those participating were excited because they knew that if they won, they would represent the district in Nassau. The students were prepared and did an excellent job. This is the second year in a row that a Forest Height Academy student will repre sent Abaco in the National Spelling Bee Competition in Nassau. All of the participants were presented with a certificate of participation by Education Superintendent Helen Simmons-Johnson.Forest Heights student wins District Spelling Bee School News Grand Cay student is honoured in NassauSandhya Seeram, a student of Grand Cay All Age School, received honourable men tion at the Ministry of Educations 18th An nual Awards Ceremony in Nassau on Janu ary 19. She received six As and best results in Mathematics, Health Science and Social Studies in the 2011 national Bahamas Junior Certificate examinations. This ceremony celebrated the achieve ment of students from every corner of our archipelagic country in both the Bahamas Junior Certificate (BJC) and the Bahamas General Certificate of Secondary Education Please see School Page 23

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February 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section B Page 23 BOATS AND MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE BOATS AND MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE VEHICLES FOR SALE BOATS AND MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EQUIPMENT FOR SALEFiberglass Water Tank/Cistern, 10,800 gal capacity, four sections, top access hatch. Dimensions 15 diameter, 8 height. Make an offer. Call 366-0040 Buying? Selling?Want more business? A low cost ad like thiscan bring fast results MERCHANDISE FOR SALEPro Boss Power Washer 2600 psi $350 New Sportsman 4000 watts $350, Concrete Power Float w/ 8 HP Honda engine, Ingco Singe Tank air compressor $175. Call 577-6656 18 Boston Whaler, w/ 200 HP Yamaha engine, w/trailer & center console. $10,000. Call 577-6656 21 Contender, all original hull with 225hp, 4-stroke Yamaha. Only 600 hrs. MUST SEE.$23,900 OBO. Call 577-0340 21 Donzi, Center console open fisherman with a 150 H.P. Evenrude Oceanpro outboards. Bimini top and S/S propeller. Call 365-4695 or 365-4465 evenings. 23 Caravelle 2004. Honda 225HP, low hours. New Bimini top. Dont miss our on this GREAT OFFER!! Now only $14,000 OBO. Call 365-5148 or 475-5559 23 Seacraft with 200 HP Evinrude. $8000 OBO. Call 577-0581 for more information. 25 Celebrity Cuddy cabin walk around. 454 Chevy B19 block, closed cooling, alumi num duel axle trailer. Boat always garaged. $12,900. Call 366-4114 or 366-4096 Bartender: Experienced bartender for full time position. E-mail resume to curlytails@ batelnet.bs 25.5 Stamas Tarpon, Cuddy Cabin, 2 twin Mercury 200HP, VHF, GPS, life jackets, live well, fresh water tank. One of a kind boat! $12,000. Call 551-4436 or 554-9405 26 Robolo Boat Hull, asking $3,500. Call 551-4436 or 554-9405 34 1997 Crusader, single 425hp Cummings, low hours and runs great! Upper & lower helm, perfect commercial dive or fishing boat. Contact Dan Forman at dsforman@gmail.com or 561-283-1861 and leave a message. Boat located in Hope Town. Asking $39,900.00 1992 Ford L-8000 Dump Truck, auto, new tires, runs good. $16,500. Call 242-426-7845 Metal Spiral Staircase, with Oak Treads and Rails. $4,000. Call 367-5454 (BGCSE), Principal Suresh Seeram said. Described by her teachers as a versa tile, scholastic, motivated, disciplined, dil igent and responsible learner, who strives for excellence in every phase of her life, Sandhya is recognized in the top students in The Bahamas. Upon her return to Grand Cay, she was enthusiastically greeted by the community and her school family. Other students from Grand Cay who were recognized for their outstanding achievement in the BJC examinations were Christopher Clarke, Stephon Russell, Carmen Suze Theodoris and Branyiell Hall. Grand Cay All-Age School was given a special presentation for obtaining second place for having the most improved GPA in government schools in BJCs. School From Page 22 Sandhya Seeram received a trophy in Nas sau for her outstanding grades on her BJC exams. C all or visit our showroom Marsh Harbour Mattress Box Springs Bed Frames GE 4.5 CU. FT. Refrigerator $300 IGLOO 1.7 CU. FT. Refrigerator $180 GE & Emerson 1.1 Microwave $150 WOODDressers $750 Chest $450 & $525 Commercial Carpet $12.50 sq.yd. Padding $5.50 sq.yd. Space Heater $35 Elec Oil-filled Radiator heater $90 Bunk Beds Twin Regular Mattress........$150 Box Spring..............................$115 Full Regular Mattress..........$200 Box Spring..............................$130 Queen Regular Mattress......$220 Box Spring..............................$155 Queen Orthopedic Mattress.$285 Box Spring..............................$165 Queen Pillow Top Mattress..$530 Box Spring..............................$190 King Orthopedic Mattress....$385 Box Spring..............................$250

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Page 24 Section B The Abaconian February 15, 2012 NewPrice! Private4bedroombeachfrontresidenceinasoughtafterseasidecommunityhassuperiorappointments. $2,950,000.Ref.AS11793 TREASURECAYExclusive! OffTheGridbeachfronthomeon 2.46acreshas5bedrooms,multiple decksandastoundingviews. $1,950,000.Ref.AS11366 LITTLEHARBOURExclusive! Attentiontodetailandislanddecor gracethis3bedroom,Key-West stylehomeinLeewardYachtClub. $1,754,500.Ref.AS11805 GREENTURTLECAYExclusive! Stunning4bedroomVictorianstyle homewithdockslipcapturesbreathtakingviewsfromeverydirection. $1,295,000.Ref.AS11409 GREENTURTLECAYWINDINGBAY: 1.7acresoflandwith 200ft.ofgorgeousbeachfront. $1,500,000.Ref.AS10803 ELBOWCAY : 19,974sq.ft.lotwith 120ft.onthebeach. $459,000.Ref.AS11568 HOPETOWN : Rare0.376acrelot with65ft.ofharbourfrontage. $249,000.Ref.AS11743 LUBBERSQUARTERS : 19,338sq.ft.lot withdockslipatSeaviewSubd. $125,000.Ref.AS11569 BAKERSCREEK: 13,500sq.ft.ocean viewlotinanewdevelopment. $79,500.Ref.AS11368 ELBOWCAY: 9,826sq.ft.investment siteispricedforaquicksale. $69,500.Ref.AS11492 JOESCREEK: Almost1acrebetween MarshHarbourandTreasureCay. $54,990.Ref.AS11455 NewPrice! This6bedroomgolf/oceanviewestateoffers2guestcottages,apool, plus jacuzzi. $5,950,000.Ref.AS11098 WINDINGBAYLYNYARDCAY : 77acresofsea-toseabeachfrontproperty. $3,995,000.Ref.AS11618 GREENTURTLECAY : Beachfrontestatehas292ft.ontheAtlantic. $900,000.Ref.AS11711 LITTLEHARBOUR : Gorgeous2.3acre harbourfrontparcelofland. $495,000.Ref.AS11548 DORROSCOVE : Halfacreloton ElbowCaynexttoTahitiBeach. $364,000.Ref.PS10577 ELBOWCAY: 15,500sq.ft.lotwith75 ft.ofbeachfront. $199,000.Ref.AS11702 ELBOWCAY : 13,005sq.ft.loton NorthEndisnearagorgeousbeach. $170,000.Ref.AS11694 GUANACAY : 18,200sq.ft.ocean viewlotnearbeach. $165,000.Ref.AS11722 Exclusive! Situatedonaprotectedcovebeach, thisdelightful3bedroomhomeexemplifiestastefulbeachsideliving. $949,500.Ref.AS11552 ELBOWCAYUnderContract! Turn-key,4bedroomhomeonthe canalhasascreened-inBahama Room,pool,dockandboatlift. $899,000.Ref.AS11270 MARSHHARBOURSeaViews! Onnearly0.5acres,this2bedroom, 2bathwaterfrontcottageiscomplete withaprivatedockslip. $840,000.Ref.AS11450 LUBBERSQUARTERSBeachfront! Lowmaintenance,2bedroomcottageon1.5acresatLongBayhas roomtoexpandand140ft.ofbeach. $795,000.Ref.AS11322 GREENTURTLECAYRareFind! Cozy3bedroomislandcottagehas numerousdecksandpatios,alarge poolandisacrossfromthebeach. $749,000.Ref.PS10665 ELBOWCAYTurn-Key! Collectionof2and3bedroomcondos,plusa3bedroompenthouseat CrossingBeach. $575,000to$695,000 MARSHHARBOURExecuveLiving! Furnished3bedroom,2bathhome onadoublelotenjoysamenitiesof thegatedGreatAbacoClub. $899,000.Ref.AS11049 MARSHHARBOURExclusive! Tastefullyfurnished2bedroom,2 bathhomeonaquietcul-de-sacis perfectforentertaining. $399,000.Ref.AS11821 MARSHHARBOURExclusive! Quaint3bedroom,2bathcottage, minutesfromthebeach,isoffered fullyfurnishedandincludes2bikes. $380,000.Ref.AS11538 GREENTURTLECAYCanalfront! Charming2bedroom,2bathhome onthecanalistheperfectstarter homeforayoungcoupleorfamily. $340,000.Ref.AS11835 CASUARINAPOINTPricedtoSell! Renovated,2bedroom,2bathhome istastefullyfurnishedandjuststeps fromthebeachandboatramp. $184,000.Ref.AS11775 CASUARINAPOINTGreatInvestment! Soldtogetherandstepsfromthe water,withaboatslipincluded,are two,2bedroom,1bathhomes. $399,500.Ref.AS11553 LUBBERSQUARTERS MARSHHARBOUR 242.367.5454 561.902.1800 HOPETOWN 242.366.0700 954.762.7127 GREENTURTLECAY 242.365.4191 E:Sales@HGChristie.comJOHNCHRISTIE 242.357.7572February15,2012 CONNECTWITHUS NEILABERLE 242.577.0277 DWAYNEWALLAS 242.359.6046 ROBBIEBETHEL 242.577.8533 SAMARAALBURY 242.359.2542 LEAHPINDER 242.577.6764 KRISTILOWE 242.357.6649 ADRIANLOWE 242.577.4111 HGChristies e l e c t PROPERTY ltd.Celebrating 9 0 Y E A R S as The Trusted Authority in Bahamas Real Estatewww.HGChristie.com Stunning views form the backdrop of this thoughtfully designed and fully furnished, 5 bedroom, 4 bath canalfront retreat complete with a boat pier to accommodate vessels up to 65. DWAYNE WALLAS. 242.359.6046. Dwayne@HGChristie.com $997,000. Ref. AS11858