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Place of Publication: Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas
Publication Date: 03-01-2012
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March 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 1 VOLUME 20 NUMBER 5 MARCH 1ST, 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 Requested Coopers Town dock will be replacedMinister signs contract for work on dockThe government dock in the background at Coopers Town was badly damaged by Hurricane Irene in August. The Hon. Neko Grant, Minister of Public Works and Transport, second from right, signed a contract with Calvin Parker of Calvin Parker Construction to replace the wood pilings with concrete. The new dock will have a gazebo with benches. Others in the picture are Administrator for North Abaco, Theophilus Cox, and Colin Higgs, Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Public Works. By Timothy Roberts The contract for the construction of a new government dock in Coopers Town was awarded to Calvin Parker Construction of Fox Town at a contract signing cer emony at the site on February 9. The contract, worth $460,100, was pre sented by the Minister of Public Works and Transportation, the Hon. Neko Grant, and is expected to be completed in six months. The previous government dock was de stroyed during Hurricane Irene in August of 2011. Mr. Grant said that soon John Schaefer, Ministry of Works Engineer for Abaco, will be known as the Dock Man in The Bahamas for designing this dock as well as the docks on Current Island and at Jeans Bay in Eleuthera. Mr. Grant said, It has been determined that there is a need for a complete recon struction of the timber portion of the dock along with increasing the existing concrete abutment. The construction includes a 15foot by 15-foot gazebo with benches and a shingled roof. Five local contractors were invited to submit bids and Calvin Parker Construc tions bid was the lowest qualifying bid. Calvin Parker Construction has previously successfully completed several government contracts on Abaco in the past. Please see Dock Page 7 Magistrate holds seminar for Abacos resident magistrate, Ancilla Evans Williams, seated second from left, is hold ing a series of short seminars for various groups acting in government positions. These men are all chief councillors or chairmen of town committeesw who are justices of the peace because of those position. Previous seminars were for other justices of the peace and for those serving on juvenile panels. Seated are Administrator Cephas Cooper, Mrs. Williams, Administrator Theophilus Cox, Administrator Lavon Harris Smith and Administrator Benjamin Pinder. Standing are George Cornish, Gary Smith, John Hudson, Roosevelt Curry, Leslie McIntosh, Stanley White, DShawn Simms and Kelson Thurston. See story on page 5. The Department of Marine Resources advises the public that the season for Nassau Grouper opens on March 1. Fishermen are permitted to harvest Nassau Grouper of weights greater than three pounds. Fishermen are reminded to adhere to all fisheries laws to ensure the sustainability of all the marine resources of The Bahamas. The Department of Marine Resources reminds fishermen that persons found in violation of Bahamian fisheries laws will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.Grouper season opens March 1 Man-O-Wars Flea Market Man-O-War has held an annual Flea Market for 27 years to raise money for the ManO-War Primary School. This year was an especially successful year with many booths and large numbers of people enjoying the ambiance of the event as well as viewing all the crafts, marine items, art, baked goods, food and games. The school reserves the sale of all food and drink items for their benefit. But otherwise anyone can sell items. See story on page 2.

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Page 2 Section A The Abaconian March 1, 2012 unitedabacoshippingco@coralwave.com The 2012 Man-O-War All Aged School Flea Market was a resounding success. This is an annual event which brings out the entire community of Man-O-War Cay and is coordinated by the parents and teachers of students of Man-O-War All Aged School for their benefit. The Flea Market has grown significant ly since its first event in 1985 and today sports many tables with used marine and household items, handcrafted art from near and far and culinary delights prepared by the parents and families of the students as well as the islands second homeowners, who have developed something known as The Pantry, selling gourmet treats. But most of all, it is an event for, and by, the islands schoolchildren. So we found it appropriate to use the colourful descrip tions of one of the schools shining stars, Brittany Weatherford, as a centrepiece in this article. The Flea Market By Brittany Weatherford A Man-O-War school student The flea market is a fun place to be! We do lots of awesome stuff like sojer crab races, take a chance, cotton candy, face painting and a place we made up called beach boutique, where we sell beach things we found on the beach. We sell food like souse chicken, dinners and desserts. We do a si lent auction and a raffle and you might win some really cool prizes. I love the flea market even though it is a lot of hard work to set up for. We do this flea market because we need to make money to pay our teach ers and to buy books and school supplies for the school. We have it only once a year though but it is so much fun. Remem ber come down to the flea market and have an extraordinary time! This year, the turnout was remarkable. Alburys Ferry Service and Froggies helped transport many people from Guana Cay, Marsh Harbour and Hope Town to the event. The streets of Man-O-War, normally quiet, were busy with people and vehicles, and the island was transformed for a day. The islands govern ment school has for a long time managed to meet its financial needs and extra budgetary ex MOWs Flea Market raises funds for school expensesSojer crab races are always popular, especially with the children. Man-O-War usually has these races as the nickname for the people from Man-O-War is Sojers. The active Man-O-War Garden Club assisted with the Flea Market as well as having a booth with beautiful plants and club members. The Man-O-War women are excellent cooks and bakers. This year they published a list of specialty foods prior to the Flea Market that allowed people to order gourmet foods.Kelsey Marshall Please see Market Page 21

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March 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 3 March1stSection 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 2b main 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$549,000. Jane.Patterson@SothebysRealty.com NEW PRICE 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 #10482Live the island lifestyle! Panoramic views & prevailing & wrap around deck. Boat slip included. US$575,000. Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com BREATHTAKING VIEWS 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. ft. 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 UNDER CONTRACTHOPE 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 view. US$286,000. Kerry Sullivan #13179 Hope Town Point Lot 70A & B North end building site. B$125,000. & B$145,000. Kerry Sullivan #15195 J oanies Lot Elevated 1/2 acre in Dorros Cove with expansive views. US$ 220,000. Jane Patterson #10342 New Settlement Hillside lots with water views starting at $140,000. Kerry Sullivan #13827 Luca yos Lot 27 UNDER CONTRACT Beautifully elevated site. US $195,000. Kerry Sullivan #11440 North End Lot 51A & B Ocean Views $185,000. &$195,000. Jane Patterson residential community with view of the Atlantic from a second storey. B$ 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 #11897 Tilloo Beach Subdivision Lot 27 Superior elevation, shared dock. $115,000. Kerry Sullivan r

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March 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 5 By Jennifer Hudson A seminar for Justices of the Peace was held on February 17 in the Magistrates Court. Attending the seminar were Local Government Chief Councillors and Chairmen of Town Committees throughout Abaco who, by virtue of their office, also hold the position of Justice of the Peace. The local government officials were welcomed by Valerie Dean, Court Administrator who mentioned that she was pleased to see Chief Councillor Roosevelt Curry in atten dance all the way from Grand Cay. Speaker for the seminar was Ancella Evans-Williams, Stipendiary and Court Magistrate. Mrs. Williams introduced herself by saying that she was only recently assigned to Marsh Harbour and that her experience so far has been most pleasant. She has been a magistrate for nearly four years and an attorney for 10 years. She has also taught law and is proud to have helped start a paralegal course in Freeport. She congratulated the audience on the capacities in which they serve commenting on the great confidence their constituents have shown in them and stating that they serve the country as a whole. Topics that she discusses in the seminar were the following: Peace in court Mrs. Williams encouraged participation of the audience by asking questions of them and allowing them to ask questions of her. This will be the first of many workshops as new issues will come up from time to time and in the next workshop we will go into even more detail, she explained. In attendance were Administrators Ce phas Cooper, Benjamin Pinder, Theophilus Cox, Lavon Harris-Smith and Cleola Pinder, newly appointed Administrator for Cat Island who takes up her new post on February 20.Seminar is for local By Bradley Albury Friends of the Environment held its 12th annual Reef Ball fundraising event on February 18. This was the second time the event was hosted by the Hope Town Harbour Lodge and the first of two events for this year. One hundred tickets were sold that included a surf and turf meal, a live and silent auction and live music per formed by Modern Vintage. Two guests at the event were honored for their outstand ing commitment and efforts towards con servation. Friends of the Environment is an educational organization which focuses on local environmental issues. When guests began arriving, they browsed the silent auction tables, socialized and enjoyed the cool evening air under the stars. As the meals were served, Michael Al bury began the live auction. Prizes includ ed a weekend stay at Atlantis, a vacation to Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and a sunset cruise among others. Mr. Albury brought the energy needed to engage the crowd to sell the big ticket items, but the most popular and hotly contested prize was Cooking Lessons with Veronica, which included a meal for eight and a night of cooking les sons. After the auction Mr. Albury told the crowd there was a matching donation for any money raised besides what was raised from the auction for up to $10,000. Sev eral parties pledged their donation and the matching amount was reached. After dinner, couples took to the dance floor as Modern Vintage, a band from Nassau, played a mix of island favorites, pop and smooth rock. The next Reef Ball will be held March 10 at the Jib Room in Marsh Harbour.Reef Ball raises money for conservation Gary Richardson, left, known as Gary the Explorer, and Frank Kenyon received awards from Friends of the Environment for their longstanding service and effort in furthering education about Abacos environment. The awards were presented by Lindsey McCoy and Cha Boyce on behalf of the organization.Remember Conservation begins with YOU

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Page 6 Section A The Abaconian March 1, 2012 By Timothy Roberts Fletcher McIntosh President of FES Construction says the progress is going well on the construction of the airport ter minal and they are looking to put the ten ant in the building within ten months. So from today we have five more months to do that. He indicated that the progress depends on Ministry of Public Works inspectors getting here on time as presently they have been waiting two weeks for them. Mr. Neko Grant replied that Mr. McIn toshs concerns are being addressed, and the Ministry will do its part to ensure that the work progresses. He said that the traf fic control tower is state of the art, and the work is progressing well. He expects that FES will be finished in the ten months they have planned for. Mr. McIntosh said they presently have some rough work to be done including wrapping all the metal ducts before spray ing the insulation in the ceiling which needs to be done before they start laying tile on the floor. He said they are about 50 percent completed, but the last part is the slower work because it involves finish work. He noted that he has had no shortage of workers, but there arent many skilled workers. Many have experience with building residential or small offices but dont have the experience in building a larger structure like this terminal building. Mr. Grant said that the government has invested just over $58 million in infra structure on Abaco since he was appointed Minister of Public Works in July of 2008. Mr. Grant outlined the many projects from roads, sidewalks and docks that have been carried out and said that there will be some further road works in the coming months.Minister views new airport terminal and roadThe new terminal is taking shape. Construction is at the halfway point, five months of work with another five months to go. Min. Neko Grant was pleased with the progress. By Timothy Roberts The Hon. Neko Grant, Minister of Pub lic Works and Transport, inspected two on going infrastructural projects and was gen erally pleased with the progress on both the bypass road and the Marsh Harbour airport terminal that he reviewed on February 9. Mr. Grant said that the quality of work on the bypass road, which runs from the Marsh Harbour airport round-about to the new roundabout being built on S.C. Bootle Highway, is satisfactory and he continued, They are progressing quite well and I am told we are on schedule. This road will eliminate the heavy traffic in downtown Marsh Harbour and will per mit someone landing at the Marsh Harbour airport to proceed to North Abaco without going through town. Abaco is a growing community. As we move forward, we will have more and more persons moving to the area from New Providence and Grand Bahama, Mr. Grant said. The contract was issued for $965,000 to Knowles Construction & Development Company Ltd. and the road will connect with the port road on S.C. Bootle Highway via a new roundabout and will have 1.5-inch hot mix asphalt on the roundabouts and on the new access road with prime pea gravel and sand seal on the remaining surfaces. Mr. Grant noted that adjustments were made to the roundabout at S.C. Bootle Highway as a result of the flooding associ ated with Hurricane Irene, raising the road and factoring in drainage. He said it was a blessing in disguise as it happened early enough to adjust without have to undo any progress in the work.Planned hospital will be near new roundaboutThe Hon. Neko Grant, second from left, looked at the roundabout on S.C. Bootle High School that will join the by-pass road from the airport. The site for the hospital is in the background. Mr. Grant is speaking with John Schaeffer, Abacos Engineer. Others in the picture are Robert Mouzas, Works engineer from Nassau; Colin Higgs, Permanent Secretary of Works; and John Canton, Director of Public Works. Please see Terminal Page 19 Abaco Marine Props Propellers Reconditioned & RehubbedPhone 367-4276 Fax 367-4259 across the street from Abaco Outboards in Marsh Harbour Brass Stainless AluminumSandblasting & Marine grade welding on Stainless and AluminumCertified Propeller Repair TechnicianThe ONLY NNPA Techncian in The Bahamas

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March 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 7 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! Calvin Parker thanked the Minister of Public Works for awarding his company the contract and assured him that he would give a quality job, on time and within budget as Mr. Grant asked. Colin Higgs, Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Public Works and Transport, said there will be a public meeting before the end of February to discuss two major projects which are the North Abaco Bridge connecting Great Abaco and Little Abaco and the North Abaco Port which will be an inland port for international and domestic freight and will include a marina.Dock From Page 1 The Hon. Neko Grant, Minister of Public Works, is shown presenting the signed contract for extensive repairs to the dock to Calvin Parker, who won the bid for the work. The residents of Coopers Town are delighted that their dock will be rebuilt. This shows the damaged dock at Coopers Town. The contract signed on February 9 will include replacing the bulkhead with concrete and composite piles, installing bumper piles and ladders, and replacing the concrete abutment slab. A 15-foot by 15-foot gazebo will bei included with benches. Work is expected to begin in three weeks and should be com pleted in six months. Fifteen persons will be employed on the project.Coopers Town dock will be complete in 6 months Site of new mini-hospitial is preparedThe site of the planned mini-hospital is near the new roundabout on S.C. Bootle Highway where the new by-pass from the airport joins the road from the port. The mini-hospitial will be part of the government complex planned that includes the new administration building that is near completion.

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Page 8 Section A The Abaconian March 1, 2012 The Editor Says . Changes at The AbaconianThe 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 Sadly, this is my last column. Minister C.A. Smiths parting words to me when I moved from Nassau to Abaco were Whatever you do, Stephanie, try to make a difference. I arrived in Hope Town with my two young children not knowing what to do and with no lofty aspirations of making a dif ference. All I was concerned with in those early days was finding a job. It did not take me long to realise that people wore many hats on Abaco, some of them very diverse. The lady taxi driver who drove my children and me to the ferry dock was also a teacher at the local school. A restaurant owner in Hope Town operated and drove the garbage truck. Instead of feeling stifled by the cays, I felt liberated. I could be whatever I wanted to be. But the first thing I needed to do was to begin thinking outside of the box, to think laterally. I toyed with a couple of home-run busi nesses like putting sand in tiny gift bottles! I even designed and printed out labels and converted a small work area under my house in Hope Town. It was short lived. I discovered, as with many of my other crazy ventures, that it was going to be nei ther practical nor remunerative. Finally, I applied for a job as a manageress at a local restaurant. It was a far cry from working in a psychiatric clinic in Nassau, but I viewed it as an adventure and a financially secure one. A couple of days before going for the interview I was at a party in Hope Town. So what did you in England? a man asked me. I worked as a writer on an architectural magazine in the heart of London. A kind of young, quirky Bridget Jones, I laughed. You look like you enjoyed it, he observed. Your eyes have lit up. It was true. I loved gathering material from all over London and attending press conferences. Meeting deadlines and going to press was stimulating and exciting. We have a great newspaper here in Marsh Harbour. Why dont you apply for a job? he suggested I have heard that it is by a husband and wife, and they run a tight ship. There would be no point. Contact them anyway; they are friends of mine. he insisted. The following day I bumped into the same man in Hope Town. So did you call the Abaconian? he asked. No, I am too shy, I replied. Come with me, he said, pointing to a telephone box outside the government clinic. Im going to make the call. I waited outside while he dialed. A few moments later he emerged Dave Ralph will meet you at the Golden Grouper at noon tomorrow, he said. What? I replied, shaking in my shoes. Tight ship, I thought. There is no way they would give me a job. However, I decided I would be a little optimistic. So I went home and wrote a story on Nurse Let ty, who worked at the government clinic in Hope Town. The following day I met Dave and gin-Make A DifferenceIn my humble opinionPlease see Humblestone Page 22 A Letter to the Editor A tribute To the Editor: The Abaconian has been a wonderful gift to the people of AbacoBahamians and second homeowners alikefrom the vision, hard work and dedication of Dave and Kathy Ralph of Marsh Harbour. They started the newspaper in 1993 and have made it into the best paper in the Out Islands. It has brought Abaconians together people in Green Turtle Cay and Coopers Town now know what is going on in Marsh Harbour and Man-O-War Cay ... and vice versa. There is a common interest now that did not exist during the 1980s. All of us ap plaud their singularly unique contribution to their adopted land and wish them well in their retirement years. And, of course, we look enthusiasti cally to the future of The Abaconian in the competent hands of Michael and Bradley Albury. Steve Dod ge NoticeWe have received several letters recent ly that were not signed. We do not print letters that we cannot determine the writer. If you do not want your name appearing in the paper, we will honour your request and keep your name confidential. The Edito r Eighteen years and about 360 news papers later we have chronicled Abacos growth into the 21st century. When Kath leen and I began the paper in 1993, we had lived on Abaco for 34 years, arriving at Snake Cay late in 1959 with the OwensIllinois pulpwood operation. Our arrival coincided with the beginning of Abacos phenomenal growth and expansion in the second half of the 20th century. We later lived in Hope Town for 12 years, giving us valuable insights into the growing second homeowner influx and Abacos growth in tourism. Moving to Marsh Harbour in 1987 put us in the center of Abacos commerce, banking, shipping, merchandising, schools, cultural and other activities inherent in a growing and diverse community. Late in 1993 we began The Abaconian newspaper. We were a bit naive in assum ing it would be a good part-time job. After all, how much work would it take to come out with a paper once a month in the com mercial center of Abaco? Convincing the business community to advertise was relatively easy as there was a pent-up desire to advertise local goods and services. As the ads increased, so did our ability to fill the space around them. We began with a 12-page monthly news paper, followed by several 16-page issues using the old cut-and-paste layout system. The growth of the paper increased dramati cally so that by 1998 we began publishing the paper twice a month. Another big step for us was in 2001 when we graduated to a computer-generated layout. Laying out the paper was an educational exercise, but the real work was in record ing Abacos expanding social, cultural, charitable and governmental activities along with appropriate photographs. We wanted to produce a paper that had inter esting stories and photos to entice people to read the news as well as absorb the infor mation in the ads. Since The Abaconian is a free newspaper, it is actually the adver tisers who finance the operation, depend ing on us to produce something of interest. Besides providing a newspaper allowing local businesses to advertise, another goal was to help unite our diverse settlements. The communities were very isolated in the early days. This is one reason why each of Abacos communities has its own charac teristics and personality. It wasnt until the 1960s that the road system opened up the mainland of Abaco. Until outboard motors became more common, allowing fast trans portation on water, a trip between the cays or to the mainland meant a sail that could take hours. Abacos archipelagic nature makes for an interesting island, but the logistics of holding events appealing to all are both dif ficult and expensive. It is not easy to stage an event that a broad spectrum of Abaco people can attend. This is a common prob lem that many organizations have tried to overcome schools, service clubs, concerts, heritage events and political rallies. We felt that a newspaper would help unite the settlements by exposing them to the events in other towns. We are im pressed by the fact that Abaco is 110 miles from end to end by road or approximately the distance from Miami to Fort Pierce. Besides this distance to overcome, six substantial settlements are on cays four accessible by ferry and two by aircraft. Another goal was to let communities become aware of the problems that other communities faced and how they solved them. Ideas need to be shared. This stimu lates other ideas. Our communities were very isolated from each other as well as from the big, wide world. Exposure to the concepts of others brings out new approaches to problems in our own communi ties. We have seen residents come together to improve their communities. We feel it is very healthy for residents to be involved in projects to make their communities better. And we cannot overlook another of our basic concepts. We have intention ally showcased Abaco students. We feel strongly that education of our youth is es sential for the development of Abaco. It is the key to allowing our people to keep up with technology and incorporate it into their lives. This will improve the quality of life for the students and will be reflected in their communitys standards. In the past the people of Abaco had a very hard life but they persevered. With education the newer generations will have more fulfilled lives and the standard of living of their families will be improved. Abaco has prospered and grown on its own in small increments. A new business opens, an established business expands, a few new houses are built. It has been a very gradual transformation of remote communities that were basically engaged in subsistence farming supplemented by fishing in the mid 20th century to thriv ing communities today. Collectively, the pieces have added up to be a viable model of success. Being an intimate part of the Abaco community has been most interesting, and we have enjoyed recording its culture and heritage, its history and geology, its economy and its progressive attitude. This economic, social and historical diversity has added to the challenges of our keeping track of it all. The future is rich with changes, some known and anticipated while others are just over the horizon beyond our vision. Very few of us are able to envision Abacos future. We must accept the inevitable changes sweeping the island. Some are easier to ac cept than others, and some we can attempt to steer more to our liking, but change is coming. This brings us to changes with The Abaconians future. My wife and I have thoroughly enjoyed following the growth and development of Abaco. However, we must accept that age is catching up with us we both turn 78 this spring. Accepting that advancing age can bring unexpected issues, we feel the need to pass this publication to new, younger people. We have enjoyed publishing the paper as it has allowed us to get to know so many fine people and appreciate their problems and concerns. It has been work, but work is not a burden when it is doing something you enjoy. We are in the process of selling The Abaconian to local Abaconians, Michael and Nancy Albury of Man-O-War, his sis ter Ruth and Ruths son Bradley. Bradley will be the managing editor and will begin publishing with the March 15 issue. By the time you read this, he and his staff will have moved into their office in Dove Plaza next to the Administrators office. The phone will remain 367-3200. We hope that we have been able to pres ent unbiased news that has been beneficial to Abaco. We will continue to live here as Abaco is our home. We will be helping the new team through the learning process. You will still see us at events throughout the area as we are still vitally interested in Abaco and its people.

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March 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 9 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 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 Three large roll-up doors on the domestic warehouse are badly damange and cannot go up or down. This door is held up by the stack of pallets. When the port is closed, other stacks of pallets or a container are moved to close the entrance. By Timothy Roberts Complaints surrounding the conditions at the port in Marsh Harbour have been ongoing for some time and according to sources at the dock they are falling on deaf ears as repairs, some that date as far back as the 2004 hurricane season, are not being carried out. Since Hurricanes Jean and Frances made their passage through Abaco in 2004, the main guiding buoys from the mouth of the harbour leading to the port have problems. Either the lights on them have stopped working or the buoys them selves have disappeared. We were told that initially there were eight buoys with lights to direct freighters and barges through the narrow channel to the international or domestic port; today there are only four left and of these only one has its light working. This causes difficulty to captains navigat ing the passage. Additionally, many large tires which act as fenders along the faces of the dock are either missing or are in desperate need of replacing. The roofs of both the interna tional and domestic warehouses sustained damage during Hurricane Irene last August with missing roof panels that have not been replaced. The domestic ware house has three roll-up doors that are jammed either up or down and need to be repaired or replaced. The conven tional employee access door is jammed shut, perhaps from corro sion or slight sifting of the structure. The door to the employees restroom is broken and the room itself has not been cleaned for months. Hurricane Irene in August 2011 sank a 40-foot vessel belonging to a Haitian along the face of the dock and it remains unmoved. Meanwhile, a derelict Caterpillar excavator is parked on another part of the dock leaking oil which trickles down the ramp to the water. These problems are a source of frustra tion for persons working at the dock on a regular basis as their numerous complaints have gone unaddressed from their point of view. Capt. Leeland Russell, director of the Abacos Port Department, said he is aware of the complaints. While some of the is sues have not been addressed as quickly as some would like, progress is being made. The contract for repairs to the two warehouses has already been awarded; and the contractor, Michael Lundy, is awaiting the arrival of materials. He noted that is sues with the buoys and dock fenders are also being addressed and that they are in the process of getting them sorted out. Mr. Russell has al ready spoken to the owner of the crane who has been told to remove it. He expects it will be moved soon. The oil that was leak ing on the dock from the crane was covered with sand to soak it up, he added, and he felt confident that there was no concern of it leaking into the sea. Editors note: Before Abaco was given this new port facility in 2003, local government had the responsibility to keep the area clean of shipping debris and maintained rest room facilities. When the new port was opened, the operation and maintenance of the port became the responsibility of the Port Department in Nassau. A port director was assigned locally to manage the facilities. However, in fairness, it ap pears that no budget of consequence is provided. The international side appears to fare slightly better than the domestic side, perhaps to comply with internation al standards.Concerns of disrepair at portAlthough registered in The Bahamas, this boat belonged to a Haitian. It sank during Hurricane Ireme in August 2012 but has never been moved. It is scheduled to be moved in late February. The roofs of both the domestic and international warehouses have roof panels missing. These were blown off by Hurricane Irene. It is understood that a contract has been awarded. RememberRegister to Vote Today

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Page 10 Section A The Abaconian March 1, 2012 Central Abaco News Scrap metal is being shipped once againBy Mirella Santillo A large barge, the Thor III, loaded with 2000 metric tons of scrap metal, left Parkers Landing in Murphy Town towed by the tug boat Mitchell. It had spent days loading scrap metal recovered from all over the island. Each truck load of scrap was weighed at Abaco Block & Concrete before being unloaded onto the barge. The operation was under the supervision of the Abaco Salvage Operators Association and the company owning the barge. The remains of 500 cars were loaded to gether with pieces of heavy equipment and other discarded items; all together 2000 metric tons of scrap metal were shipped to Tampa. Sherilyn Cooper, President of the Abaco Salvage Operators Association, was happy that historic artifacts from Saw Mill Sink in South Abaco were saved. The Associa tion has been working hand-in-hand with the Bahamas National Trust and Friends of the Environment to safeguard relics of the past. The two environmental organizations are hoping to develop material to educate people on what is scrap and what is artifact and which areas could have artifacts that need to be protected. The barge will return when enough metal has been assembled.Plans for AgriExpo are extensiveOn April 27 and 28 the second All Ab aco Agricultural, Marine Resources and Agribusiness Exposition (AgriExpo) will be held with the theme Promoting Food Se curity. The event will be held at the BAIC Farmers Market site in Marsh Harbour. Participants at the event will include the Department of Agriculture, Department of Marine Resources and Bahamas Agricul tural and Industrial Corporation (BAIC) as well as many local organizations and individuals. Schools will be involved with special provisions for them on April 27. An essay competition for primary and sec ondary schools is already underway with agricultural themes as the topics. AgriExpo 2012 will feature presenta tions and demonstrations, displays and en tertainment including the Royal Bahamas Defence Force Band.Art program will work with immigrant children Jessica Filkins and Jaclyn Brannon are spearheading a program to involve children of the Mud and Pigeon Pea immigrant communities in developing their artistic talents. At present they are offering classes on Sundays at the Island Wave Community Culture Center on Queen Elizabeth Drive Gary Sawyer, Progressive Liberal Party candidate for Central and South Abaco, along with a group of supporters, formed a motorcade to drive to the Administrators office to pick up his voters card on February 17. The parade included cars and trucks with per sons waving PLP flags, enthusiastic in their support of their candidate. After Mr. Sawyer received his voters card, the group drove around town waving their banners, eventually returning to PLP headquarters on Don MacKay Boulevard. This is raising the awareness that the countrys general election is drawing near and the time for Bahamians to register will soon be closed. A large barge loaded with 2000 metric tons or 4.4 million pounds sailed for Tampa, Florida, on February This picture shows the loading ramp of the barge. All metal was weighed and the collectors name and details noted. Please see Central Page 11

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March 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 11 Central From Page 10 More Central Abaco News in Marsh Harbour. They are wanting vol unteers to help with the program and are asking for donations of paint and supplies. The center is looking for donations of furniture and equipment. For more information on the program and photos of the kids art you can chek out their blog: http://haitianimmigrantart program.blogspot.com.Garden Club learns secrets of bonsaiBy Mirella Santillo As members arrived at the Bahamas Palm Shores Fire Station, which was the venue for the February 12 meeting of the Bahamas Horticultural Society-Abaco Branch, they noticed an assortment of small pots and containers with pebbles, shale and soil displayed on a table. Along side were several bonsai trees: a lignum vitae, jade plants, a red cedar and a juniper. The material had been assembled by Jim Eastwood, an expert on the days topic: bonsai. He was going to demonstrate how to create a bonsai plant. Mr. Eastwood first warned that creating and maintaining a bonsai plant required a lot of attention and patience. The idea, he said, is to starve the plant short of kill ing it by minimizing the water. He gave a brief history of the origin of the bonsai art before going into the logistics of creating one. There is more to making a bonsai plant that just keeping a plant small. There are forms to respect and certain rules to follow to create a show piece. The bonsai artist has to visualize the effect he wants to create. Many in the audience tried their hand at starting a bonsai plant. They were then able to take their creation home to see if they can maintain their creation.Health care products are introduced locally By Samantha V. Evans On February 18 Arthur McDonald held meetings in Marsh Harbour promoting the products of several companies. He is the Bahamian President of Le Bleu and Natures Pearl and introduced their products on Abaco. Le Bleu is a company that offers oxygenated water that has been available in The Bahamas for 10 years. Natures Pearl offers a large product line but Mr. McDon ald focused on its skin care line, Musca dine grape juice, Mascadine grape seed, toothpaste and hair treatment products. The final product he was promoting was almond soap. The products are distributed by ABL Distribution Ltd of New Providence. The phone number is 328-2424. The products are now carried by the Church of Christ in Marsh Harbour.New Business Wow! Thats Clean! By Samantha V. Evans The Dirtier the Better Complete Cleaning Services started last month and operates by appointment only. The business specializes in cleaning of residences, businesses and churches and organizing garages, closets and cupboards. The owner started cleaning homes when she worked on Hope Town as an administrative assistant. She spent her off days cleaning for second homeowners and others who needed her services. She enjoys cleaning, especially deep cleaning. She finds pleasure in organizing the room so that it looks its best. The business does not have a set office but operates seven days a week. Interested Members of the Abaco branch of the Bahamas Horticultural Society enjoyed creating their own bonsai plants under the direction of Jim Eastwood, a long time bonsai expert. He is shown here in the upper right. The club held this meeting in the fire house of Ba hama Palm Shores. The parking area around the new administration building is having much work done to fill the labyrinth of caves that are prevalent in the area. Please see Central Page 21 Reservations required to exhibit 366-0133 or theabacoinn@yahoo.comFeaturing arts and cras, gold and silver jewelry, straw work, acrylics, water colors, photography, wood carvings, sculpture, & a special upcoming artist & childrens section! e Abaco InnHope Town, AbacoInvites you to our15th Annual Art show

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Page 12 Section A The Abaconian March 1, 2012 #15643 ROBINS NEST THE RESIDENCES Uniquely crafted 2b 2.5b residence is equipped w/the finest furnishings and fittings. US$1,000,000. Bill.Albury@SothebysRealty.com NEW PRICE CANAL FRONT MOTIVATED SELLER WATERFRONT HOMES UNBELIEVABLE PRICE 2 FOR THE PRICE OF 1 LARGEST BEACH LOT 360 VIEWS NEW LISTING MOTIVATED SELLER SPECTACULAR BEACH A VIEW WITH A HOME CLASSIC COTTAGE BUILD READY BEACHFRONT GREAT RENTAL GUANA OUTBACK BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY GREAT ELEVATIONS PRIVATE ESTATE NEW LISTING STUNNING BEACHFRONT NEW ISLAND COMMUNITY BEST DEAL IN WINDING BAY BEST PRICE BEACHFRONT DESIRABLE LIVING PROPERTIES AND ACREAGE March 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 #6038 VILLA FAR NIENTE -BRING OFFERS-Newly constructed 4b 4.5b w/fantastic views. $2,75m. 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 #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 #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 3 bedroom 2 bath 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 #13115 TURTLES NEST 2.7 acres w/ 2b 2.5b main home, deep water dockage, pool, high elevations. $2,350,000. Turtles Landing 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 2 bed 2 bath beachfront villa close to all amenties. Steps to shopping. Great rental. US$440,000.Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com STUNNING VIEW BEACHFRONT ESTATE NEW PRICE NEW PRICE NEW PRICE BRING OFFERS 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 #13594 SUMMER CAMP 2b/2b private villa w/ loft, large wraparound porches, 150ft of Atlantic frontage, beautifully landscaped grounds. US$1,225,000. 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 dock for two boats. 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 #15645 SONBREAKERS 6b 5b home on the beach in Orchid Bay. White powder beach and vibrant reef right at your back door. Private location, great rental. US$2,500,000. 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 #13527 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 SEA OF ABACO VIEWS BEACHFRONT VILLA NEW LISTING 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 #5448 PINEAPPLE POINT #5 Canal front furnished 2b 2 b ground floor unit. Pool, dock slip w/ electrical & water, storage. US$695,000. Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com CANAL FRONT CONDO#13669 AVALON 3b 2b 2,500 sq. ft. beachfront home with detached garage. Beautiful & private court yard & patios. Furnished. US$1,650,000. Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com WATERFRONT NEW LISTING

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March 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 13 #15643 R OBIN S N EST T HE R ESIDENCES Uniquely crafted 2b 2.5b residence is equipped w/the finest furnishings and fittings. US$1,000,000. Bill.Albury@SothebysRealty.com NEW PRICE CANAL FRONT MOTIVATED SELLER WATERFRONT HOMES UNBELIEVABLE PRICE 2 FOR THE PRICE OF 1 LARGEST BEACH LOT 360 VIEWS NEW LISTING MOTIVATED SELLER SPECTACULAR BEACH A VIEW WITH A HOME CLASSIC COTTAGE BUILD READY BEACHFRONT GREAT RENTAL GUANA OUTBACK BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY GREAT ELEVATIONS PRIVATE ESTATE NEW LISTING STUNNING BEACHFRONT NEW ISLAND COMMUNITY BEST DEAL IN WINDING BAY BEST PRICE BEACHFRONT DESIRABLE LIVING PROPERTIES AND ACREAGE March 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 #6038 VILLA FAR NIENTE -BRING OFFERS-Newly constructed 4b 4.5b w/fantastic views. $2,75m. 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 #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 #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 3 bedroom 2 bath 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 #13115 TURTLES NEST 2.7 acres w/ 2b 2.5b main home, deep water dockage, pool, high elevations. $2,350,000. Turtles Landing 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 2 bed 2 bath beachfront villa close to all amenties. Steps to shopping. Great rental. US$440,000.Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com STUNNING VIEW BEACHFRONT ESTATE NEW PRICE NEW PRICE NEW PRICE BRING OFFERS 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 #13594 SUMMER CAMP 2b/2b private villa w/ loft, large wraparound porches, 150ft of Atlantic frontage, beautifully landscaped grounds. US$1,225,000. 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 dock for two boats. 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 #15645 SONBREAKERS 6b 5b home on the beach in Orchid Bay. White powder beach and vibrant reef right at your back door. Private location, great rental. US$2,500,000. 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 #13527 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 SEA OF ABACO VIEWS BEACHFRONT VILLA NEW LISTING 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 #5448 PINEAPPLE POINT #5 Canal front furnished 2b 2 b ground floor unit. Pool, dock slip w/ electrical & water, storage. US$695,000. Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com CANAL FRONT CONDO #13669 AVALON 3b 2b 2,500 sq. ft. beachfront home with detached garage. Beautiful & private court yard & patios. Furnished. US$1,650,000. Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com WATERFRONT NEW LISTING

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Page 14 Section A The Abaconian March 1, 2012 Abaco 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! Las BrisasMarnies Marnie's Landing Private Marina, Gated, 5 Lots left Marnies Landing GREAT VALUE 100+ acres situated at entrance of world famous Treasure Cay Resort, overlooking historic Green Turtle Cay with 1500 of waterfront! 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 Barefoot Breezes9 acres Sea to Sea Estate, 649' of sandy Beach, 625' of Sea of Abaco Bayfront, Peaceful & private. N. of Hope Town. 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 $995K 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 District Council Jan. 30 By Timothy Roberts The Central Abaco District Council dealt with matters relating to the Central Abaco Landfill, garbage collection and school security during its first meeting of the year on January 30. Revie Fox, Sr., spoke to the Council members concerning a fire that broke out on January 26 at the landfill site when he said scrap metal collectors set fire to some appliances which then spread to a large pile of tires. He told the Council that this is a frequent problem and that the scrap metal collectors often sneak into the dump and set fires in their search for copper. He said they are working with the police in track ing down the person responsible. Also present were representatives of the Teachers and Salaried Workers Coopera tive Credit Union who made a presentation on a new shopping plaza they plan to construct at the western entrance of Central Pines in Dundas Town. The plaza will house multiple retail shop spaces and will include a building for the credit union. One Council member was concerned with a lack of collection of garbage at the airport. The dumpster went uncollected for an ex tended period of time and was overflowing. The Council agreed to look into the matter to ensure it does not happen again. George Cornish, Chief Councillor, held a meeting with the airport staff to encour age them to work together and do a better job. He said that in the weeks since the talk it appears that they are doing better. A letter was read from Central Abaco Primary School requesting extra security through the evening and night as the school is experiencing more frequent break-ins through night hours. Presently, the school has three female security guards (from the governments 52-week program) and one male. The staff is requesting that the male security guard be switched to work from 4 p.m. to 12 a.m. to try to curb the problem. DShawn Simms suggested an alterna tive plan such as using security cameras. Mr. Cornish and Mr. Simms agreed to go see where the problems are and make rec ommendations. While being presented with a letter from Lovely Reckley concerning her childrens lunch program, the Council decided that each township will look into sponsoring childrens lunches for those who are unable to afford it. Murphy Town Committee February 6 By Mirella Santillo Murphy Town Committees monthly meeting was held on February 8 at the Council Office in Marsh Harbour. The most pressing matters on the agenda were to find a solution to the garbage situation for Great Cistern, a restructuring of the budget and a decision to approve one of the tenders received for changing the windows and the doors at the Burial Society Hall in Murphy Town. At the last meeting the Committee had decided to find an alternative to having a bin for the residents of Great Cistern to dispose of their garbage. The bin which was supposed to be for household refuse was being used for construction debris; and because it was low, dogs could reach the trash and spread the garbage around. The Committee members thought that a doorto-door pick up would solve the problem. Discussions took place between the residents of Great Cistern and the Committee, some in favor of the pick-up, others not. However, because of the land configu ration, it would be difficult for a regular garbage truck to reach some areas and ma neuver on the narrow roads. This idea was rejected by Chairman DShawn Simms. In the meantime it was discovered that the land where the bin was located was not Crown Land, but was privately owned. The bin was removed during the first week of February and the land was cleared of trash. No Dumping notices were posted. Chairman Simms is informing people that anyone leaving trash on that site will be prosecuted if caught. During the February 6 meeting, the Committee decided to find another location in the area to place a taller, covered bin. The Chairman proposed two locations that were not accepted by the other committee members. It was agreed that a Crown Land parcel on the Great Cistern Estate Road would be found. Administrator Cephas Cooper reviewed the budget and pointed out that the side road maintenance area was in deficit because of unexpected expenses. After delib erations, the Committee members agreed to reduce the mowing of the side streets to once a month instead of twice during the dry season to offset the negative balance. Twice a week maintenance should resume after a few months. The expenses of changing the doors and the windows at the Burial Society were re viewed and agreed upon. Six tenders for labor were received; after reviewing the quotes, it was agreed that Jackson Blatch will be retained to do the work. The day following the meeting, Chairman Simms let it be known that he had secured a location on Great Cistern Estate Road for the garbage bin to be placed. It will be between the former location and the triplex apartment building located before the corner of Murphy Town Boulevard. The land is to be cleared and the bin in place by the end of February. Marsh Harbour Town Committee Feb. 8 By Timothy Roberts Beautification and garbage collection were key topics during the Marsh Harbour Town Committee meeting as members dis cussed ways to improve the look of Marsh Harbour and to clean up areas around the Haitian shanty towns. Kandy Pinder met with the Ministry of Tourism and the Chamber of Commerce concerning setting up a beautification program for the business area along Don MacKay Boulevard. She said in the last meeting that with the new airport termi nal underway and the expected increase in visitors driving through the heart of Marsh Harbour it would be good to improve the look of the area. The committee has ar ranged to get discounts for paint and land scaping products and the group is planning to send out a letter to businesses to encourage them to participate. Lowell Albury said that the Town Committee should meet with the business com munity to see what they can do to make Marsh Harbour look better. The Commit tee agreed to set up a meeting with businessmen. He felt that they need to get the Department of Environmental Health involved with a variety of issues that are happening in the Mud. He continued that since the verges on the Port Road had been cleared, they should put a couple dump sters in the area to keep it clean. Henry Williams said that it would be good if they could talk to the residents in the Mud to get them to be responsible to Local Government at Work Please see Local Gov. Page 15

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March 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 15 keep their area clean. Mr. Williams said it was brought to his attention that boat ers are dumping their garbage at the Union Jack Dock and suggested that they have a garbage bin there in order to properly collect it. Perhaps the dumpster at Kenny Longs dock could be moved to the Union Jack Dock where more people come in regularly. During their meeting for upcoming budget allocations a main concern was to ensure there is an increase in their budget for the collection of garbage as the town is growing.Local Gov. From Page 14 and where these new skills can lead them in the future. Of the few who have left the project some have moved on to other jobs, three have gone away to college and just one or two found that they were unable to comply with the high ethical standards re quired of them. At the beginning, the apprentices began by digging trenches, sweeping and shoveling, but now they have moved on to focused areas which include electrical, plumbing, carpentry and air conditioning. Here we encourage a good work ethic. The young men are learning the trade and are really making progress, stated Corry Adderley, Safety Director for FES Construction Company. He added that many have already decided either to stay with the company in the future or to take fur ther classes. These young men will stay on this project as long as there is work on the site which we expect to be brought to somewhat of a close in June or July. Despite much rain in September, October and November, we have made lots of progress recently and the project is on schedule, he stated. I was taken on a tour of the airport construction by Mr. Adderley who introduced me to several of the government trainees, all of whom are very enthusiastic about the trades they are learning and the part they are playing in the construction of the terminal. Several travel up a good distance each day from as far as Blackwood, Cedar Harbour and Coopers Town in North Abaco. Jeno Cornish is working on masonry, grounds cleaning and material sorting. This is my first time in masonry, I have learned a lot and am looking forward to one day owning my own masonry company, he stated enthusiastically. Stefano Curry is assisting with carpentry. He has been building fas cia boards and is now starting working on inside walls. Although he had never done any carpentry before beginning his train ing project, he hopes before he leaves to learn enough to be a skilled carpenter. Two young men who had been working only as trainees on the project for two and three weeks respectively were excited to be new recruits. I met both Whitmore Pratt and Stanford McIntosh working in the in ternational arrival hall. Mr. Pratt is really enjoying the hands-on work and is trying to learn everything he possibly can. Mr. McIntosh is working alongside a carpenter putting up metal studs which he said that he finds pretty challenging. Rudinell McIntosh, who has been work ing along with the electricians since the beginning of the project, explained that he is now joining pipes and pulling wires for switches and plugs. At first I was work ing on trenching. This was hard as we had to dig deep trenches to put pipes in to come up through the walls. Now I am working on circuits for the lighting which is compli cated stuff and is very good experience. Mr McIntosh expressed his pride in being a part of this major project for Abaco. I feel I have played a very important role in this new building, and I am very proud to know that I will have helped build this terminal. When the building is finished, I will feel very happy and proud every time I see the lights come on in the terminal. I feel that he spoke on behalf of all of the train ees when he said, It is not every day you get paid to learn, and I am very grateful to government for this opportunity. By Jennifer Hudson The new Marsh Harbour International Airport terminal is rising up from the ground rapidly and is looking very impres sive. I was first given a tour of its foundations in September. During my second visit at the beginning of February, I was awed at the amount of work that has been done and how all the different areas such as domestic and international arrivals and departure halls, baggage handling areas, lounges, areas for offices, restaurants and shops and even a jail cell are all taking shape. It is now five months since 30 young men began work on the new terminal as part of the National Job Skills and Training Initiative. Twenty-three of these young men are still currently employed working alongside approximately 120 skilled members of FES Construction Company, the company which has been contracted to build the new terminal and control tower, and subcontract workers. The trainees are excited about what they have already learnt Government trainees are working on the terminalThese are some of the trainees learning trades while they work on constructing the new terminal at the Marsh Harbour airport. Second from the right is Corry Adderley, Safety Director for FES Construction.

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Page 16 Section A The Abaconian March 1, 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.comMAR. 1, 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 $189,000. "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. 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. Camelot Windward Beach #1699 Inspiring 3 bed, 3 bath, 2,600 s/f turn-key furnished beach home on 19,000 s/f parcel with 101 sandy beach frontage. Refurbished in 2000. Well Maintained, Includes 2003 Suzuki vehicle $1,299,000. Treasure House # 11 # 1592 Delightful 2 bed, 2 bath comfortably furnished 1,000 s/f Topsider style beachside villa. Community pool, well maintained villa. Exceptional sea & beach views. $549,995. 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. $299,000. "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. 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 $329,000. 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 villa, furnished 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 # 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 LISTINGBeach 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 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. # 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 CONTRACT 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.R 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. NEW LISTING NEW LISTINGR E D U C E D R E D U C E D Our Paradise Place Cottages 6 -# 2049 4 Bed, 3 bath, 2 level, 2,900 s/f under roof beachfront residence. Tastefully turn-key furnished. Excellent condition. Includes golf cart. $949,000.NEW LISTINGHousesCarleton 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.CondosBahama Beach Club # 2025 #2057 3 bed, 3 bath ground level condo, 1,650 sq. ft. living space, tastefully decorated and furnished, well maintained. Great sea and pool views. Enjoys excellent rental income. $599,000. NEW LISTINGRoyal Poinciana # 2512 #2060 3 bed, 3 bath, 2nd level furnished beachfront condo, includes loft, on site pool & tennis court. Great sea views, excellent rental income potential. $449,000.NEW LISTINGRoyal Palm # 2477 # 2052 3 bed, 3 bath, upper level 1,264 s/f tastefully furnished end unit condo. Includes 2 extra large private boat slips. Great harbour views. $399,000.NEW LISTING

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March 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 17 ABACO ESTATE SERVICESREAL ESTATE SALESACATION RENTALSPrime Real Estate Listings Throughout AbacoMembers Bahamas Real Estate AssociationWe Exceed Client Expectations! .abacoestateservices.comMAR. 1, 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 CAYTreasure 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. $1,399,000. 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 LISTINGREDUCED

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Page 18 Section A The Abaconian March 1, 2012 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 bar David Knowles receives a promotionBy Timothy Roberts Head Park Warden for the Bahamas National Trust on Abaco, David Knowles was promoted to Director of Parks with respon sibility for 27 national parks across The Baha mas at the end of 2011. Mr. Knowles, a native of Nassau, said that despite an initial reluctance to accept the position, he is now excited to take on the challenge and create even more awareness of our na tional parks among visitors and locals. His initial reluctance was due to his desire to remain on Abaco. But the concern was short lived because the Trust confirmed that he would be able to operate from Abaco. Eric Carey, Director of the Trust, has known Mr. Knowles for many years when they worked in the Department of Agricul ture together at the Botanical Gardens in Nassau. He said that Mr. Knowles comes to the his new postion with a lot of tech nical knowledge, a lot of connections and respect in the community along with police training and other credentials. He came in as park warden. With the respect he had among the junior and senior park wardens, he was able to accomplish a lot within the Parks Department. Mr. Carey said that when the Trust de cided to expand and create a new division to deal with Science and Policy, the former Director of Parks, Tameka Rahming moved over, leaving a vacancy. We knew we had someone solid who we could en trust with this position. Though Mr. Knowles will be required to travel from time to time, he will still be stationed on Abaco and supported by a capable team that includes Kadie Mills, the office manager; Marcus Davis, Park Warden; and newly hired Marvin Russell as deputy park warden. Although Mr. Knowles grew up in Nas sau, he spent a lot of time on Eleuthera where he was first introduced to farming working his grandfathers pineapple farm. And those experiences have stayed with him. He attended Oregon State University where he received a degree in biology with a minor in chemistry. He worked in Nassau for several years, eventually with the Department of Agriculture. In 1998 he re placed Simeon Pinder in the Department of Agriculture on Abaco and was perma nently stationed here as a Junior Officer in 1999, a position he held until 2007 when he joined the Trust. Moving forward, he wants to push for infrastructure in the parks to make them more accessible and visitor friendly. He hopes to get locals to learn more about their national parks and why they are im portant to us.Business License has By Canishka Alexander During the recent Heads of Departments meeting held on January 26, Gaynell Rolle, Chief Finance and Revenue Officer, was People in the News officially in troduced to many of her colleagues. According to Ms. Rolle, an assess ment of the Business License and Evaluation Department on Abaco was carried out under the direction of Administrator Cephas Coo per and the directors of the financial sec tor. Based on the results gathered from the assessment, a decision was made to restructure the department, hence her appointment as Chief Finance and Rev enue Officer. Ms. Rolle viewed the departments man date as a simple but effective means of put ting forward the same strategy, mission state ment and vision that is comparable to the Business License Of fice in Nassau. What is key is making the de partment a role model department that can be benchmarked and be a highlight ministry of Abaco, she said. After taking a sab batical in 1997 to enter front line politics, Ms. Rolle was pleased to return to government work which she began in 1993. Ms. Rolle continued, Abaco is fast becoming the envy of other islands in The Bahamas. It is bursting with growth opportunities in a number of areas for those with a vision and the wherewithal to translate vision into substance. I am certainly hon ored at this pivotal point in its economy having been considered to serve in a role that can effect change, forge the way forward and help to shape the community. I look forward to doing so in a positive way David Knowles Gaynell Rolle PLP candidate for North Abaco, Renardo Curry, left, made a donation to the All Abaco Little League Baseball Associa tion on February 8. The donation will go toward ensuring that Little League Baseball is kept up and running on the island. He is giving the check to Coach George Mills, Association President.Little League receives donationPlease see People Page 19 Special Rates onAlburys Ferry ServiceHope TownsHeritage DaySaturday, March 3, 2012Round Trip Rates Adults $15Departing Marsh Harbour ferry dock 9 am 10:30 am 12:15 pm 2 pm Returning to Marsh Harbour 11:30 pm 1:30 pm 3 pm 4 pm 5 pm

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March 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 19 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. He added, We expect for this air traffic control tower to be manned by Abaconi ans. There is a recruitment program going on as we speak so they can be trained in time and occupy the tower on completion of the building.Terminal From Page 6 People From Page 18 working hand and hand with the commu nity and it stakeholders.Young Abaconian heads ScotiaBank By Canishka Alexander Lasonya Missick joins several other women with the distinction of being a fe male branch manager of ScotiaBank Ltd. in Marsh Harbour. Mrs. Missick is the current manager, and it is a role that has left her feeling excited. Others who served in this capacity are Judy Johnston, Maureen Wal lace and Cleola Pinder. Its a dream come true in a lot of ways because I typically say that when I joined the bank in 1994, my first goal was to be a branch manager. I looked over and I saw it, and I said one day Id like to do that, she explained. And so to actu ally accomplish a long-term goal feels really great, and for that Im excited because it makes me more passionate. Speaking of goals, she can see where her goals tie in with the vision of Scotiabank. Mrs. Missick is a Scotiabanker by heart. It is the only banking institution where she has ever worked. Surprisingly, Mrs. Missick revealed that she first wanted to become a lawyer. She actually began working at ScotiaBank through a summer job, and from then on, she was hooked on banking. Banking provided an opportunity for upward mobility that made her stay. But before the summer job, she recalled as a sixth grader how she and her friends would play bank when it rained, and they couldnt play outside. Even then, she was the person in charge. In her time at ScotiaBank, Mrs. Missick has served in many capacities. She has a good team of 21 female employees that she works with, and they have had great sup port from Nassau. Moving forward, Mrs. Missick is look ing to deepen their presence on Abaco because it is a fast-growing community. Outside her role as a bank manager, Mrs. Missick sees herself as the same person in all aspects of her life. She explained that as a mother she is passionate about the suc cess of her children, in her personal life it has built character and allowed her to make worthy contributions to ScotiaBank, and she has a strong family background that has in stilled good structural values in her. In terms of personal aspirations, I want to be more community-minded and to give back. Im very interested in the future of our young women and in being a positive influence on them. Mrs. Missick is an Abaconian, the daughter of Eleanor and Winston (deceased) Darville and the granddaughter of Bert and Esther Williams, all of Dundas Town.Urgent care medical center opens By Samantha V. Evans In 2011 Dr. Latesha McIntosh returned home to Abaco after being away since she was ten years old. Even though she was Lasonya Missick People in the News schooled away from Abaco, she spent every break on the island back in her home town of Wood Cay. Upon graduating high school, she attended The College of the Bahamas where she studied biology. She obtained a bachelors degree from Florida Memorial University, then went to at the University of the West Indies in Trinidad where she spent five years working on her medical degree. She interned at Princess Margaret Hospital for the next 18 months before beginning work in Freeport from 2003 to 2006. But she wanted to obtain an additional degree as an Emergency Medi cal Specialist so returned to The Universi ty of the West Indies in Jamaica where she spent four years. She returned to Freeport in 2010, then returned home to Abaco last year. She has worked part-time at Auskell and while there noticed that there was a need for more emergency health care. She noted that Abaco has very qualified doc tors, some of whom she remembers being here when she was a child. However, ur gent care is an area that is lacking. She explained that urgent care requires spe cialized care which must be done within a golden window. She is a specialist in this area. She loves Abaco so much and wants to improve healthcare so she decided to re turn home to open her center. Addition ally, since she recently had a baby, she noted that it would be a good place to raise children. On February 6 Abaco Medi Cen ter and Urgent Care Facility opened in the Schooner building next to Insurance Management. Dr. McIntosh can see patients for any aliments from the common cold to pregnancy. Under the Urgent Care Facility she specializes in emergencies which can in clude all types of trauma cases. Her goal is to get the patients stabilized so that they can have the best chance at recovery. Also she has to decide whether the patient needs to be flown out and can be managed on the island. The Urgent Care Facility is there to cater to people who need care immediately while they wait on an air ambulance. In the coming weeks she will be hav ing specialists come into the Center on a monthly basis in the areas of obstetrics, pediatrics, internal medicine and the like. She will be adding digital radiology in the com ing weeks so that patients can get a second opinion while they are still in her office. The center is open from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday to Friday and on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The center is closed on Sunday except in the case of emergen cies. The office contact is 367-9999 and the emergency number is 577-9999. Dr. Latesha McIntosh

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Page 20 Section A The Abaconian March 1, 2012 bahamian cuisine on Hope Towns waterfrontBar Opens Daily 10 a.m.Closed on TuesdaysHappy Hour 5 6 p.m .Lunch & Dinner Daily Appetizers 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.com DatesMarch 5th to 10thTue 6th: MOW 11am to 1pm Hope Town 3pm to 5:45pm Thur 8th : Fri 9th: Guana 7:30am to10am242-367-0020 News of South Abaco Cherokee SoundBy Lee PinderWedding Although originally postponed due to illnesses experienced by various members of the wedding party, Samantha Sawyer, daughter of Denise and Steve Sawyer, wed Mickey Lowe, the son of Noel and Han nah (deceased) Lowe, on February 4 in a private ceremony at the brides sisters home, Kellie and Darrel Pinder in Chero kee. Kellie was the Maid of Honor and Co lyn Albury, a long time friend stood as best man. A reception was held in the W.W. Sands Community Center to celebrate the occasion with many family members and friends in attendance. The happy couple have known each oth er all their lives. The bride was formerly employed at Petes Pub in Little Harbour and the groom is an air conditioning spe cialist and owner of his own company, Lowes Air Conditioning. The couple has recently purchased a house in Cherokee and will make their home here in the settle ment where they both grew up. Congratu lations to the newlyweds.Open-Air Church ServicesTwo open-air services were held on Feb ruary 7 and 8 on the school ground steps. Rev. Maria Neilly, Minister of Epworth Methodist Chapel, and Darrel Pinder of the Assemblies of God Church in Cherokee delivered inspiring messages. The singing was impressive and very loud. Not only Cherokee folks enjoy these informal nights of sermons, singing and fellowship, but actually lots of other Abaconians look for ward to them as well, and this time was no exception as many visitors made the long trek along our winding road to hear these two speakers. Everyone enjoyed them selves and hopefully went away with something they did not know before.Soup Kitchen On the menu this month was tur key soup with mixed vegetables and served with a dinner roll. Thirty shut-ins, bedridden, elderly widows and widowers living in Cherokee received a container of hot, homemade soup hand delivered by the church ladies. The Soup Kitchen is an out-reach program originally begun by Rev. Neilly and has been operating once a month at Epworth Chapel in Chero kee since March 2011. Because of our many generous benefactors, we are able to carry out this worthwhile and gratifying project. The ladies who prepare the meal every month vow they will carry on with this labour of love for as long as they are able to do so and the good Lord continues to provide the means. 17th Annual Valentines Tea Not everyone has time to stop for a tea break or even take a few extra minutes for themselves. It is why we have continued this unique local custom of having an an nual Tea Party on or near Valentines Day every year for 17 consecutive years and hope it is enjoyed by all who make the effort to come out. Our little gatherings are not about lazy women with nothing to do but attend tea parties as some may think. Yes, we serve tea and little sandwiches and desserts, but we also forgot about our hardships and worries and any petty problems of the day. We played some silly games, hear some jokes, tell each other funny stories, catch up on old times, laugh a lot and generally just let our hair down. A psychiatrist might tell us all these things are necessary to keep us sane. Anyway, we believe ev eryone enjoyed themselves and escaped if only for enough time to have a cupa and continue to carry on a very pleasant pas time for one afternoon for one more year.Cherokee Community ClinicSeveral more local volunteers have come out to help with the construction of the new Cherokee Community Clinic. They are cutting and bending steel for the foundation and columns, trying to get at least the first phase ready for inspection so that the concrete can be poured. I guess you could call this the grunt work, and these men are doing a great job. When the building is completed, it will be there for all of us, but these volunteers will certainly have a great feeling of accomplishment for the work they did in helping the commu nity reach its goal. These are hard times and many are out of work. Even the government is experi encing a depression. But when casually talking with our representative at a local gathering on one of the cays recently, I asked why there was nothing for Chero kee on the Free National Movements list of accomplishments in Abaco since the 2007 election (which they handed out at a recent rally held in Nassau). I had to admit that, seeing nothing on that printed list made me feel once again like an outside child, receiving nothing or at best only the dregs. But then I was told, Cherokee is unique, its not like other settlements. They help themselves and always have. We were also told that what govern ment did for the infrastructure of Abaco was done for all Abaconians, Cherokee in cluded, and we have or will profit from all their projects. My purpose, of course, was to find out if government was planning on helping Cherokee residents get their community clinic? And the answer was Yes, government will help if and when they can, but just not right now. There are too many Rev. Marie Neilly of Epworth Chapel, right, de livered soup to Gloria and Clarey Lowe in Cherokee Sound. The ladies of Cherokee Sound gather every Valentines Day for a Tea Party. They have a delightful time chatting, playing games and enjoying tea and sweets served on fancy china. It is a gathering that they all look forward to. Please see South Page 21

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March 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 21 other major projects in the works. Well, as in the past, people in Cherokee have waited long enough, and again we are going to help ourselves. We need a com munity clinic and, also as in the past, we know we will have one with a little help from our friends and will not give up. But we will continue to approach government for their assistance until we get it. And we want to once again thank the Abaco Club at Winding Bay for its continued guidance and assistance. A Walk/Bike-A-Thon is planned for February 25 as another major fundraiser for which there has been a lot of interest and enthusiasm. It will hopefully move us a little closer to having a clinic in Cherokee. We realize this is going to be a long and difficult road, but we will not be dis couraged or detoured.Parrots ReturnWhat a joy it is to hear the parrots as they fly down from up on the hill to feed in the settlement or along the Yellow Wood Road. There have been sightings of small flocks of 12 to 15 birds several times a day. They make a spectacular display of colour as they fly over, especially on a bright sun shiny day, not to mention all the racket, as they are very vocal. It seems as if they are saying, Look at me, here I come. Without a doubt, they are one of our great est national treasures. It is always a feeling of pride when our visitors see them for the first time and remark at their freedom and beauty.South From Page 20 penses with funds raised by the annual flea market. In a perfect coordination between yachtsmen, cruisers, islanders, parents of students and teachers, upwards of 30 tables were busy selling used books, crafts and delicious meals and desserts. The school and parents of the students are grateful to the Abaco Community for its continued support.School From Page 2 persons can call 551-5226 to book appoint ments. Appointments must be booked a week in advance.Central From Page 11 By Jennifer Hudson Patrick J. Bethel has managed to condense a lifetime of notable achievements and experiences into his interesting short autobiography From Teacher to Entrepre neur: A Cherokee Boy. He takes us on a journey from his boyhood in Cherokee through many travels, studies and histori cal events. The book provides a wonderful insight into life in the small settlement of Cherokee Sound in the 1930s and 40s with all the hardships of life as it was then, the tenacity of its people and the bravery of those who made their living on the sea. Although Mr. Bethel later became an entrepreneur, he was, by his own admit tance first and foremost, a teacher; and he provides a detailed insight into schools in the 1950s in Cherokee Sound, Green Turtle Cay, Hope Town and Lake City. After several interesting years spent training in England and Jamaica, Mr. Bethel returned to Nassau where he describes his journey from Head of the Mathematics Department at the College of the Bahamas to eventually attaining the position of Director of Education before eventually becoming an entrepreneur on Abaco. Mr. Bethel states in his preface that his autobiography was written primarily to share his life story with his children and grandchildren. However, it is to the advan tage of Bahamians not only today but also in years to come that he has decided to put it on sale to the public. We are privileged to gain an insight into the remarkable life of this kindly and caring people personwho has done so much for his community not only on Abaco but wherever he went as an educator, community leader, businessman and church leader. I have known Mr. Bethel for many years having first met him when he was Head of the Math Department at the College of The Bahamas. I was a very young teacher at Queens College and my class had been deemed as outstanding in its use of Cuisenaire, a system of coloured rods of differing lengths which was making waves in the field of modern maths at the time. Mr. Bethel brought a class of teachers in train ing from the college to observe my class at work and I have to admit I was in awe of this distinguished lecturer. I have been privileged to meet this re markable gentleman again years later here on Abaco and delighted to read his inspiring little book. I have found the insight this autobiography gives into his outstanding life to be most interesting and an enjoy able read. It is a storehouse of information which is enhanced by a fascinating collection of archival photographs dotted throughout the book which add further to its historical value. The book can be purchased in Marsh Harbour at Abaco Treasures and Bellevue Business Depot and in Hope Town at the Wyannie Malone Museum and Ebb Tide Gift Shop.Book Review From Teacher to Entrepreneur: A Cherokee Boy Patrick BethelHair stylists compete in Atlanta hair show By Canishka Alexander Sharman Davis, proprietor of Restora tion Salon and Spa, was excited to attend the Bronner Brothers Hair Show 2012 in Atlanta on February 18-21. She took six of her students from Restoration Academy and Salon Professionals as well as Nevan dria Rolle, Miss Abaco 2012, to model the costume she designed for the Fantasy Competition. One of the students attended a micro derm-abrasion course with one of Bronner Brothers top skin care representatives, who focused on corrective skin care and taking care of the skin from inside out. Meanwhile, the remaining students signed up for the mannequin competition. They had practiced styling their mannequins hair while timing themselves. They were allowed to take their mannequins al ready prepped. When the competition began, they were required to style the hair in 30 minutes. Ms. Davis said that although the trip to Atlanta was costly, she was a priceless experience because it allowed the group to keep on the cutting edge and learn about newly released products. To be in a com petition of this magnitude is awesome, and I am excited, Davis said. The students are already winners to me just by competing.

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I left feeling a little despondent and mentally prepared myself for the posibility of working in the hospitality industry. The next day I received a call from a soft-spo ken lady. She introduced herself as Kathy Ralph and told me she and Dave had de cided to offer me a job. I was ecstatic. Working on the newspaper allowed me to travel the length and breadth of Abaco and to get to know and understand the people of these wonderful islands. Without the job on The Abaconian I would never have met people tucked away in small set tlements like Crown Haven. I discovered many years ago that most people living on the cays have not been any farther north than Treasure Cay nor anywhere near Sandy Point in the south. What a loss for them! Writing columns has been an intriguing experience. It afforded me the opportunity of hopefully bringing a little humour at times to my readers. It changed the way I looked at life, not just Abaco. I listened and observed more and used the funny things people say and do as raw material for my columns. I found that one sentence, even one word could be a prompt for a column. As I write these final words, I regret the columns I never wrote, like the one about Lyn Major which I intended entitling A Major Concern in acknowledgment of the wonderful work she has done over the years with Every Child Counts. Sorry, Lyn. And talking of good work, I would like to thank Dave and Kathy Ralph for giving me the job 16 years ago, for allowing me column space and for creating and running a remarkable newspaper. I hope with my zany British humour that I have not offended nor crossed too many lines. It was never my intention. I hope, too, that I have elicited a smile or evoked laughter and in some small way to have made a difference. Even if I have not, I know without a shadow of a doubt that Dave and Kathy Ralph have. A fond and sad farewell to all my loyal readers. It has been fun. By Jennifer Hudson Walter Marshall Smith, better known as Wally, the beloved owner of Wallys restaurant, passed away at the age of 93 in his home in Marsh Harbour on February 1 with his daughter Maureen by his side. A Canadian by birth, Wally earned an electrical engineering degree from the University of New Brunswick 1942. He worked in Montral for the next several years before forming his own company which he built into a top manufacturer of forest fire hoses and fittings. In 1958 Wally visited The Bahamas and that year bought 20 acres of land in Marsh Harbour By 1962 he had built a vacation home on land where the Conch Inn now stands and where he and his family vaca tioned for the next two years. In 1964 he sold his company in Canada and moved his wife Phyllis and his two daughters, Bar bara and Maureen, to Marsh Harbour per manently. Wally Smiths friendly and personal touch soon had bankers and other members of the business community stopping by each day for happy hour in his home. So bank manager Doug Jones suggested that Wally get a liquor license. This he did and in 1968 he turned his vacation home into what became the well known Conch Inn. He also built some rental homes where Iggy Biggy and Island Gal now stand. The Conch Inn was the first of its kind for tourists to enjoy, stated Maureen. It was better than just a bar; there were Strauss waltzes playing in the background and people drank their beer out of a glass instead of a bottle and had to take their hats off before they entered. During that time Wally was co-chair of the Independence Committee. In 1973 an electrical fire destroyed the Conch Inn during the middle of the night. However, undeterred, Wally was able to purchase Leonard Thompsons home on the adjacent property which he renovated and opened as the Conch Inn Restaurant. He then built 10 motel-type rental units on the former Conch Inn land which became the Conch Inn as we know it today and the Conch Crawl which was a daytime restaurant by the marina which is now, after many renovations, Curly Tails Restaurant. The CSY Charter company had moved here and needed a place for its clients to stay on their first and last nights. So with this first motel on Abaco, Wally had pro vided a much needed facility to satisfy this need. In 1982 Wally sold the Conch Inn and began looking for property for a new restaurant. He was very particular that he wanted exactly the right piece in the right place, remembers Maureen. He finally found what he wanted and built the well known Wallys Restaurant in 1986. The restaurant still proudly stands on the same spot today although it was sold by his daughter Maureen four years ago. Wally ran this restaurant himself for many years assisted by his daughter Maureen and his younger daughter Barbara until her death several years ago. The restaurant remains the same with inside and outside dining, bar and trendy boutique which was started by Wallys wife, Phyllis, who predeceased him a few years ago. Wally was always very much mine host, greeting everybody at the door with a smile and friendly hello, reminisces Maureen. He had to re luctantly retire into the background, leav ing his daughter to run it as he suffered a broken hip two years before it was sold. Wally made a great contribution to tourism on Abaco. On the 25th Silver Jubilee Anniversary of Independence this was recognized by the Bahamas government when he was presented with an award for his contribution to Abacos tourism at Government House in Nassau. In the 60s he always said. Someday this place is gonna catch on, and he was around long enough to see it catch on, said Maureen proudly. He loved Abaco and loved the people, never having any regrets for having left his homeland of Canada. He became a natural ized citizen of The Bahamas in 1977.Abaco loses one of its business pioneers Wally SmithAbaco Print ShopAbaco Shopping Center Tel: 367-3202 Fax: 367-3201 FOR ALL YOUR PRINTING NEEDS! Open 9 5 Mon Thurs 9 3 FriRaffle Tickets Event TicketsPlain, numbered or with stubs CURRYS FOOD STORE Customer docking Homemade bread Complete line of groceries Frozen foods, fresh fruits & vegetables Block & crushed iceGreen Turtle Cay Located on the harbour front

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March 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 23 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 A & P Car Rentals . ............................. 367-2655 Abaco Dorado Boat Rentals................367-1035 B & B Boat Rentals . ............................ 367-7368 Bargain Car Rentals . ........................... 367-0500 Blue Wave Boat Rentals . ................... 367-3910 Concept Boat Rentals . ........................ 367-5570 Cruise Abaco...................................... 577-0148 Quality Star Car Rentals (Texaco) . ..... 367-2979 Rainbow Boat Rentals . ..................... 367-4602 Rental Wheels Scooters, Bikes, Cars . 367-4643 Richs Boat Rentals . .......................... 367-2742 Sea Horse Boat Rentals . ................... 367-2513 Sea Star Car Rentals . ........................ 367-4887 The Moorings Boat Rentals.................367-4000 Green Turtle Cay Brendals Dive Bikes & Kayak rental . ... 365-4411 C & D Cart Rental . ............................. 365-4084 Cruising Cart Rentals..........................365-4065 D & P Cart Rental .............................. 365-4655 Donnies Boat Rentals ......................... 365-4119 Kool Karts............................................365-4176 Reef Boat Rentals . ............................. 365-4145 Sea Side Carts & Bikes . ...................... 365-4147 T & A Cart Rentals .............................. 375-8055 Guana Cay Donna Sands Cart Rentals . ............... 365-5195 Dive Guana Boats & Bikes . ................. 365-5178 Orchid Bay Cart rentals . ...................... 354-5175 Lubbers Quarters Cruise Abaco................................321-220-8796 Man-O-War Conch Pearl Boat Rentals . .................. 365-6502 Ria-Mar Golf Cart Rentals . .................. 365-6024 Waterways Boat Rental . .. 357-6540 & 365-6143 Hope Town Cats Paw Boat Rentals . ..................... 366-0380 Elbow Cay Cart...................................366-0530 Hope Town Cart Rentals . ................... 366-0064 Island Cart Rentals . ........................... 366-0448 Island Marine Boat Rentals . ............... 366-0282 J Rs Cart Rental . ............................... 366-0361 Sea Horse Boat Rentals . .................... 366-0023 T & N Cart Rentals . ............................. 366-0069 Treasure Cay Adventure on Prozac Kayak.............365-8749 Blue Marlin Rentals.............................365-8687 Cashs Carts ....................................... 365-8771 Cornish Car Rentals . ........................... 365-8623 JIC Boat Rentals . ............................... 365-8582 Triple J Car Rentals . ........................... 365-8761 Abaco Adventures Kayaks . .............. 365-8749 Visitors Guide Restaurant Guide Prices $ Low, $$ Moderate, $$$ Upper (Based on dinner entree range) + Picnic tables & restroom only Provides ride from town Marsh Harbour Abaco Pizza....................... $..............367-4488 Anglers . ........................... $$$ . ............. 367-2158 Blue Marlin . ......................... $ . ............. 367-2002 Curly Tails ...................... $$$ . ............. 367-4444 Ginos . ............................... .. $ . ............. 367-7272 Golden Grouper . .............. $ . ............. 367-2301 Island Family Rest . ............. $ . ............. 367-3778 Java Coffee House.............$..............367-5523 Jamies Place . ................... ..$ . ............. 367-2880 Jib Room . ......................... $$ . ............. 367-2700 Kentucky Fried Chicken . ............... . ... 367-2615 Mangoes . ........................ $$$ . ............. 367-2366 Pops Place . ........................ $ . ..... + . ..... 367-3796 Snack Shack.......................$..... +......367-4005 Snappas . ........................... $$ . ............. 367-2278 Wallys . ............................ $$$ . ............. 367-2074 Hope Town Abaco Inn . ..................... $$$ . ............. 366-0133 Capn Jacks . ..................... $$ . ............. 366-0247 Harbours Edge . ............... $$ . ............. 366-0087 H T Coffee House (B & L)...................366-0760 H T Harbour Lodge . ....... $$$ . ............. 366-0095 Munchies ...........................$...............366-0423 OnDa Beach.....................$$...............366-0558 Sea Spray . ...................... $$ . ..... . ..... 366-0065 Sugar Shack . ...................... $ . ..... + . ..... 366-0788 Little Harbour Petes Pub.........................$$..............366-3503 Lubbers Quarter Cracker Ps ......................................... 366-3139 Man-O-War Dockn Dine . ................................. 365-6139 Island Treats Snack Bar . ..................... 365-6501 Guana Cay Bakers Bay Market Place.................612-1021 Grabbers . .......................... $$ . ............. 365-5133 Nippers . ............................ $$ . ............ 365-5143 Orchid Bay . ..................... $$$ . ............. 365-5175 Treasure Cay Coco Beach Bar & Grill......$...............365-8470 Florences Cafe .................$...............365-8354 Spinnaker Restaurant . ... $$$ . ............. 365-8469 Touch of Class . ............. $$$ . ............. 365-8195 Treasure Sands Club..........................365-9385 Green Turtle Cay Bluff House ..................... $$$ . ............. 365-4200 Jolly Roger Bistro . ............. $$ . ............. 365-4200 Green Turtle Club . .......... $$$ . ............. 365-4271 Harveys Island Grill . ......... $$ . ............. 365-4389 Lauras Kitchen . ............... $$ . ............. 365-4287 McIntoshs Restaurant . .... $$ . ............. 365-4625 Miss Emilys Restaurant . ..................... 365-4181 New Plymouth Inn . .............................. 365-4161 Pineapple Restaurant Bar & Grill........365-4039 Plymouth Rock Cafe . .......................... 365-4234 Sundowners . ............................... ........ 365-4060 Sandy Point Nancys...............................................366-4120Everyone 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 Family Medicine Marsh Harbour . ... 367-2295 Auskell Advanced Medical Clinic . ............. 367-0020 Integrated Medical Center.........................367-1304 Emergancy.......................................458-1234 Marsh Harbour Medical Centre . ................ 367-0049 Government Clinic Marsh Harbour . ......... 367-2510 Corbett Clinic Treasure Cay . ................... 365-8288 Government Clinic Coopers Town . ......... 365-0300 Government Clinic Green Turtle Cay . ..... 365-4028 Government Clinic Hope Town ................ 366-0108 Government Clinic Sandy Point . ............. 366-4010 Government Clinic Fox Town . ................. 365-2172 Abaco Marinas Slips Fuel Phone Green Turtle Cay Bluff House ................ 45 ....... F . ...... 365-4200 Green Turtle Club . ...... 32 ....... F . ...... 365-4271 Black Sound Marina . ... 15 ................ 365-4531 Other Shore Club . ....... 12 ....... F . ...... 365-4195 Abaco Yacht Service . .. 10 ....... F . ...... 365-4033 Treasure Cay Treasure Cay Marina . 150 . ...... F . ...... 365-8250 Man-O-War Man-O-War Marina . ... 26 ....... F . ...... 365-6008 Marsh Harbour Boat Harbour Marina . 183 ....... F . ...... 367-2158 Conch Inn . ................... 75 ....... F . ..... 367-4000 Harbour View Marina . 36 ....... F . ..... 367-2182 Mangoes Marina . ........ 29 ................ 367-4255 Marsh Harbour Marina . 52 . F 367 2700 Hope Town Hope Town Marina . ..... 16 ................ 366-0003 Hope Town Hideaways ................... 366-0224 Lighthouse Marina . ....... 6 ....... F . ...... 366-0154 Sea Spray . .................. 60 ....... F . ...... 366-0065 Spanish Cay Spanish Cay Marina . ... 75 ....... F . ...... 365-0083 Guana Cay Bakers Bay Marina . ... 158 ....... F . ...... 365-5802 Guana Hide-aways . .... 37 ................ 577-0003 Orchid Bay . ................. 64 ...... F . ...... 365-5175Boats can clear Customs at Green Turtle Cay, Treasure Cay or Marsh Harbour Tours & Excursions Abaco Eco Tours & Kayak rental 475-9616 Abacos Nature Adventure 577-0004 Adventure on Prozac T Cay 365-8749 C & C Charters Treasure Cay 365-8506 Dive Abaco 1978, Marsh Harbour 367-2787 Airlines Serving AbacoAbaco Air Nassau, N Eleuthera, Moores Is . ........ 367-2266 Air Gate Aviation Daytona/New Smyrna..............367-3636 American Eagle Miami . ................................... ... 367-2231 Bahamasair Nassau,W. Palm B, Ft Laud . .......... 367-2095 Continental Connection Miami Ft. Laud and W Palm Beach . ......................... 367-3415 Craig Air Center North Florida.............................367-3522 IBC Airways Ft.Lauderdale, W Palm Beach........367-1336 Locair Fort Lauderdale . ............................. 1-800-205-0730 Regional Freeport . .................................... ........... 367-0446 Sky Bahamas Nassau/Ft. Lauderdale.................367-0996 Twin Air Calypso Fort Lauderdale . ..................... 367-0140 Western Air Nassau . ................................... ........ 367-3722 Yellow Air Taxi Ft Lauderdale . ............................. 367-0032 Local air charters serving Bahamas & S.Florida Abaco Air . ................................... ........................... 367-2266 Cherokee Air Charters . ................................... ...... 367-3450 Taxi Cab Fares one or two passengers Extra $3 for each passengers above two : Effective Dec 08Clinic, Downtown, Stop Light, . ................................... .... $10 Ab Bch Resort, Eastern Shore close, Ferry . ........... $15 Spring City . ....... $15 Dundas Town, Nat Ins bldg, C Abaco Primary Sch ......... $15 Murphy Town & Great. Cistern ........................................ $20 Snake Cay . ................................... ................................... $35 Casuarina Point . ................................... ............................ $60 Cherokee, Winding Bay, Little Harbour ............................ $80 Bahama Palm Shore . ................................... .................... $90 Crossing Rocks . ................................... .......................... $105 Sandy Point . ................................... ............................... $150 Leisure Lee . ................................... .................................. $50 Treasure Cay Airport, G Turtle ferry . ............................... $80 Treasure Cay Resort . ................................... .................... $85 Fox Town . ................................... ................................... $165 Clinic, downtown, Ab Beach Hotel . ................................ $ 10 Nat. Ins. Bldg, Murphy Town, Gr. Cistern ........................ $10 Wait time $0.40 per minute, Hourly rate $40 per hour Luggage $0.75 each over two, large bags $1 ea. Effective Dec 08Green Turtle Cay ferry dock . ................................... ......... $10 Madeira Park . ................................... ................................ $20 Sand Banks . ................................... ................................. $25 Treasure Cay Resort . ................................... .................... $30 Leisure Lee . ................................... .................................. $45 Black Wood . ................................... ................................. $20 Fire Road & Coopers Town . .................................... ........ $40 Cedar Harbour . ................................... ............................. $60 Wood Cay . ................................... .................................... $70 Mount Hope . ................................... ................................. $80 Fox Town . ................................... ..................................... $85 Crown Haven . ................................... ............................... $90 Marsh Harbour airport . ................................... ................. $80 Green Turtle Ferry to Marsh H Airport . ............................ $80 T Cay Hotel to Marsh Harbour ........................................$85 T Cay Hotel to G Turtle Ferry...........................................$25 T Cay Hotel to Blue Hole.................................................$30 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 14 Feb 12 Compliments of The Abaconianwww.abaconian.comAlburys 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 hours. Call 225-3376 or 366-4119 Call for rates. 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 Lucky Strike Hope T 366-0101 Sea Gull Hope Town 366-0266 A Salt Weapon Hope Town 366-0245 Down Deep 366-3143 Local Boy 366-0528 Back Breaker 365-5140 Marsh Harbour Jody Albury..............375-8068 Sidney Albury...........477-5996 Richard Albury.........367-0367 Terrance Davis........375-8550 Buddy Pinder...........366-2163 Justin Sands............367-3526 Danny Sawyer.........367-3577 Jay Sawyer..............367-3941 North Abaco ODonald McIntosh..477-5037 Alexander Rolle.......365-0120 Edward Rolle...........365-0024 Herbert Thurston.....365-2405 Sandy Point Valantino Adderley...366-4323 Anthony Bain...........366-4107 Derek Gaitor............366-4249 Nicholas Roberts.....366-4486 Treasure Cay Capt. Joe Pritchard..559-9117 Casaurina Point Junior Albury............366-3058 Cherokee Noel Lowe................366-2107 Marty Sawyer...........366-2115 Randy Sawyer.........366-2284 Will Sawyer..............366-2177 Crossing Rocks Tony Russell............366-3259 Green Turtle Cay Rick Sawyer.............365-4261 Ronnie Sawyer.........365-4070 Hope Town Maitland Lowe..........366-0234 Tom Albury................366-3141 Man-O-War David Albury.............365-605

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Page 24 Section A The Abaconian March 1, 2012 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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March 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section B Page 1 VOLUME 20 NUMBER 5 MARCH1ST, 2012 By Canishka Alexander Coach George Mills, president of the All-Abaco Little League Association, wel comed everyone to the exciting opening of the 2012 Season Opening Ceremony that was held at the Murphy Town Ballpark on February 11. Coach Mills introduced the six teams in attendance: Central Abaco Orioles, Central Abaco Parrots, Central Abaco Marlins and the North Abaco Base ball Clubs A, B and Juniors players. In light of the great success of last years international baseball tournament and the communitys hospitality to our guests, Craig Kemp, President of the Bahamas Baseball Federation, had come to the realization that Abaco is ready for big things. In fact, Mr. Kemp announced that three mini-tour naments are scheduled this year one for Abaco, Long Island and Eleuthera. Administrator Cephas Cooper was pleased with the presence of Little League baseball on Abaco adding that it is impor tant for the youth to be involved in positive and wholesome activities. The special guest at the ceremony was Ed Armbrister, former major league player for the Cincinnati Reds, who commented Please see Sports Page 2 Little League baseball season opensSix teams attend opening ceremonySix teams, three from North Abaco and three from Central Abaco, make up the All Abaco Little League Association. They all came together at the Murphy Town Park on February 11 for the opening ceremony. Special guest was Ed Armbrister, former major league player for the Cincinnati Reds. Upcoming EventsTreasure Cay Yard Sale Hope Town Heritage Day Carnival The glass-enclosed top of the control tower under construction at the Marsh Harbour airport is being lifted into place. A special crane was brought to Abaco to lift the 24-ton top that is called a cab. It arrived in two halves, put together before being lifted into place. It will be ready in a couple of months for the technical equipment to be installed. Harbour control tower Abaco Central High swears in Junior CouncilEight members of the Junior Council of Abaco Central High School elected their Chief Councillor and Deputy Chief Councillor on February 13. The correct number nominated so no election was necessary. Seated are Tallia Bastian, Secretary; Shanoy Beadle, Junior Chief Councillor; and Jessica Toussaint, Deputy Junior Chief Council lor. Standing are Ms. Farrington and Mrs. McMullan, coordinators; Akeem Adderley, Jordon Larose, Makdat Etienne, Aubrey Reckley and Austron Johnson, Councillors; and Administrator Cephas Cooper. Missing is Lakera Archer. See story on page 2. Daylight Savings Time begins 2 a.m. March 11. Set your clocks ahead one hour either at bedtime on Saturday eve ning, March 10 or on Sunday morning, March 11. Advance Clocks One Hour March 11By Timothy Roberts Progress continues at the airport as on February 15 a large crane lifted the air traffic control towers cab and safely rested it on the tower, moving the project another step closer to completion. The 48,000 pound (24 tons) cab, assembled by AJT Engineering Inc. in Co coa, Florida, was shipped to Abaco in two major components arriving early in February. The cab is the same size as the one located at Cape Canaveral where NASAs space shuttle lands in Florida and is FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) and Please see Control Tower Page 21

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Page 2 Section B The Abaconian March 1, 2012 that he could see the potential that the play ers had for the sport, and he encouraged their parents to continue to support them. He shared his experience before becoming a baseball player on a professional level. I had the will to go ahead and play baseball and do the best I could every day. I wasnt thinking about being a professional. I just loved the sport, and I wanted to play along with my teammates, he recalled. During the ceremony Whelma Colebrooke of the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture made a presentation of two Sports From Page 1 By Canishka Alexander Elections took place on February 13 for the positions of Junior Chief Council lor and Junior Deputy Chief Councillor at Abaco Central High School. Eight of nine candidates participated in the vot ing process to select those they deemed ready to lead them. The Junior Local Government pilot program was initiated last school year in a few government high school throughout the Family Islands. This year it was expanded and is now at both government high schools on Abaco. It is designed to give high school students an idea of what local government is all about Administrator Cephas Cooper as he explained what would take place. When the voting for the Junior Deputy Chief Councillor took place, the vote was tied. Mr. Cooper advised the group to caucus among themselves, then to redo the pro cess of nomination and voting. This time around a winner was elected Jessica Toussaint. Among the three nom inated for Junior Chief Councillor Shanoy Beadle emerged the winner. It was suggested that a secretarial posi tion be filled by Tallia Bastian. After being sworn in, the new officers pledged to do their best and thanked their colleagues for selecting them for the positions. drink coolers to Elvis Curry, vice presi dent of the league. After the ceremonial first pitch, the first of three scheduled games began. In the 9-10 division, the North Abaco Baseball Club A beat the Central Abaco Orioles 23-0. The winning pitcher was Oniel Pritchard. In Game Two, the North Abaco B team de feated the Central Abaco Parrots with a score of 3-2 in a pitchers duel. The winning pitcher was K. Wright with 10 strikeouts. According to Coach Mills, the third game between the North Abaco Juniors and the Central Abaco Marlins was postponed. The date will be announced later. During the ceremony opening the season of Little League Baseball, the guest speaker, Ed Armbrister, a former major league player with the Cincinnati Reds, threw out the ceremonial first pitch.Six Little League teams will compete Remember theres still time toRegister to Vote Abaco Central Junior After a five year hiatus the Carnival is coming back. The Carnival which just spent seven weeks in Nassau and four seeks in Freeport is scheduled to open in Marsh Harbour on March 10 at the Abaco Central Primary School grounds. The Carnival will present 16 rides in cluding the Flying Bobs, Pirate Ship, Kamikaze, Twister, Bumper Cars, Scrambler, Gravitron and many rides for the children under 12. Along with the rides there will be lots of games and food for all to enjoy. A new Pay One Price will be offered this year. With this a customer can just pay one low price each day and ride all the rides as many times as he wants during operating hours. Admission not Included. Come join us for miles of smiles at the carnival on March 10 through March 25th.The Circus is returningNorth Abaco Bird Watching Trip Lunch will be in Crown Haven

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March 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section B Page 3 Ref. AS11783 Ref. AS11826 Ref. AS11746 Ref. AS11511 Ref. AS11513 Under Contract! Ref. AS11692 Ref. AS11702 HOPE TOWN/ELBOW CAY GREEN TURTLE CAY GUANA CAY TREASURE CAY Ref. AS11821 Ref. AS11281 Ref. AS11761 Ref. AS10731 Ref. AS11810 MARSH HARBOUR ADRIAN LOWE. 242.577.4111. Adrian@HGChristie.com. $285,000. Ref. AS11863 LUBBERS QUARTERS RENTALS Ref. AS11582 Ref. AS11569/AS11581 ABACO MAINLAND plus Ref. AS11766 Ref. AS11488 Ref. AS11868 Ref. AS10866 Ref. AS11739/AS11740 Ref. AS11777 Ref. AS11554 Ref. AS11705 Ref. AS10800 Ref. AS10897 Ref. AS11743 Ref. AS11694 Ref. PS10614 BAKERS BAY $4,250,000 Ref. AS11503 Ref. AS10945 Ref. AS10624 Ref. AS10648 Ref. AS11722 Ref. AS11639 Ref. AR10619 Ref. AR10600 Ref. AR10620 Ref. AR10607 Ref. AS11648 Ref. AR10610 Ref. AS11764 plus Ref. AS10891 OTHER CAYS MARSH HARBOUR 242.367.5454 561.902.1800 HOPE TOWN 242.366.0700 954.762.7127 GREEN TURTLE CAY 242.365.4191 E: Sales@HGChristie.com JOHN CHRISTIE 242.357.7572March 1, 2012 CONNECT WITH US NEIL ABERLE 242.577.0277 DWAYNE WALLAS 242.359.6046 ROBBIE BETHEL 242.577.8533 SAMARA ALBURY 242.359.2542 LEAH PINDER 242.577.6764 KRISTI LOWE 242.357.6649 ADRIAN LOWE 242.577.4111 Celebrating 9 0 Y E A R S as The Trusted Authority in Bahamas Real Estatewww.HGChristie.com HGChristies SWEET d e a l

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Page 4 Section B The Abaconian March 1, 2012 School News BNT holds poster competitionBy Jennifer Hud son During the very successful Art for the Parks show held at Abaco Beach Resort at the end of January, the Bahamas National Trust held a school poster competition as a segment of this fundraising event. The theme for the competition was Conserva tion Cant Wait. Of the 21 schools invited to participate, 14 entered. The competition, which was sponsored by Sand Dollar Shoppe, was divided into three categories. Prizes were awarded to first, second and third place winners in each category and a grand prize was awarded to the overall best in competition winner. Judges for the event were Lynn Gape, Simon Parr, David Knowles and Martin Russell. The competition challenged students to illustrate why there is a need to protect our ecosystems, marine resources and open spaces for future generations of Bahami ans. These valuable habitats and species help drive our number one industry tour ism and provide employment for residents. Our marine ecosystems support our fisheries industry and dive industry which bring millions of dollars into our economy annu ally, stated Kaderin Mills, Abaco Admin istrator with the Trust. The posters were judged prior to the opening of the art show and were on display in the marquee during the entire show. The entries showed both excellent imagination and talent. These are the winners.Overall Winner in CompetitionAntoine Edmond, Abaco Central High 1st Place, Bethany Higgs, Agape Christian 2nd Place, Gerline Belot and Jefferson Charite, Treasure Cay Primary 3rd Place, Kalina Weatherford, Man-O War Primary 1st Place, Johanon Cartwright, Agape Christian 2nd Place, Dellano Johnson, S.C. Bootle 3rd Place, Felicia Roberts, Mary E. Albury Honorable Mention Johnny Auguste, S. C. Bootle High Kyle Reeves, Mary E. Albury Brandon Weatherford, Mary E. Albury Giovanna Mani, Mary E. Albury Category III Grades 10 ro 12 1st Place, James Pritchard Jr, S.C. Bottle 2nd Place, Brandon Pinder, St. Francis de Sales 3rd Place, Tirshatha Etienne, Long Bay Honorable Mention Blake Russell, Every Child Counts OConnor Cooper, Every Child Counts Auguste Johnson, S.C. Bootle HighSinging group per KhanBy Jennifer Hudson An a capella singing group from Princeton University which performs under the name of Shere Khan delighted audiences on Abaco with several concerts during the first week of February. Their first performance was at the St. James Methodist Church in Hope Town to raise funds for the Hope Town youth groups mission trip this coming summer. On Friday they vis ited the Every Child Counts School where they were given a tour of the school, spent time with the students and then performed The winner of the poster competition held by the Bahamas National Trust was Antoine Edmond, right, a student at Abaco Central High School. He is shown at the Art for the Parks show with his winning painting. He is shown with his father, Henry Edmond. Please see School Page 5 An a capella singing group from Princeton University performed three times in February to assist in raising funds for various group. This is the fifth trip that the group has made to Abaco.

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March 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section B Page 5 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 More School News School From Page 4 for them. One of the members who had been with the group two years ago was heard saying, We want to give these kids a gift; they are really a great group. On February 4 they performed their final concert at Forest Heights Academy to raise funds for the senior class graduation and the schools junkanoo group. These students all pay their own way from Princ eton University and perform completely free of charge in order to raise funds for the various groups. This was actually the fifth time the group has performed on Abaco though the group members have changed since there are changes as seniors graduate. Shere Khan, which was formed in 1993, consists of 14 students who are pursuing a variety of majors and are all at different stages in their studies. It was interesting to note that out of this extremely talented musical group, only the leader was a mu sic major. The other members are all great friends who enjoy making music together and have been blessed with great singing talents. One of the members explained the groups unusual name by saying that they named themselves after Shere Khan, the famous Tiger from Rudyard Kiplings Jungle Book which is their college mascot. The audience was treated to an explana tion and demonstration of how the various parts are built into a chorus. Each of the four vocal parts, bass, tenor, alto and so prano, were sung in turn and then all were put together to form the groups distinc tive and delightful sound. One of the mem bers cleverly put in a vocal percussion part which sounds amazingly like actual instru ments. All of the members voices blend well together into one beautiful harmoni ous sound. They sang with such precision and followed their leaders every direction for dynamics which gave much expression to all of their contemporary songs. In each of the songs solo parts were performed by various members. Abacos own Aly Boyce, a Forest Heights Acad emy senior student, who is herself a tal ented young singer, joined the group as soloist in one of their songs and received rousing applause. Members of the senior class and junkanoo group organized the event and raised funds through the sale of tickets and the sale of homemade pizza and baked goods provided by students, teachers and parents. The 14 singers were given free accom modation in Hope Town in a beautiful residence thanks to the generosity of Bill Hand and Tom Taft. These two gentlemen are the owners of Calypso, a beautiful, six-bedroom house located on the beach on Elbow Cay which they also donated to the group for their stay in 2010. In Marsh Harbour the group was housed in condos at Regattas of Abaco, courtesy of Kimberley Soya.ECC hears about special needs By Mirella Santillo On February 4 Lyn Major, Director of Every Child Counts, the school staff and parents heard a presentation by Rev. Lynn Godfrey, Chaplain of the LArche Community in Hamilton, Ontario. LArche is a facility for students with special needs requiring a home after completing their school studies. Rev. Godfrey was inter ested in meeting with the older students of ECC who might be interested in working at LArche as assistants. She illilustrated her presentation with pictures to introduce the ECC group to the facility including the teachers and faculty members there. The ECC faculty members have known about the concept of LArche as Mrs. Major attended a symposium on the or ganization a few years ago in the United States, and a member of LArche visited the school in 2010 to discuss the concept. Mrs. Major developed an interest in LArche Community when she realized that some of her students would need a similar type of home after they graduate from ECC. For two years the staff, parents, and others have met to study possi bilities. It became clear that a future home for former ECC students could be formed under the LArche umbrella. To become affiliated to LArche, cer tain prerequisites have to be fulfilled. Ten Abaco Central High School students were rewarded with Students of the Month cer tificates on February 14 for their performance during the month of January. The program was launched by teachers of the Department of Social Sciences, explained subject coordi nator, Raquel Cox, as a means of encouraging and motivating student performance. This year, the program concerns students from grades 7 9. But if it is successful, it will be expanded. Each month students will be presented with certificates as well as other prizes ranging from vouchers for the tuck shop to free lunches or other acknowledgments. The criteria for awards involves attendance, punctuality, submission of assignments, note book and folder presentation, behavior, dress appearance, being prepared with class material and academic performance. On February 3 it was the clash of the great spellers. Eleven hopefuls with butterflies in their stomachs took to the stage to take part in the Depart ment of Educations District Spell ing Bee Competition. Represented at the competition were students from S.C. Bootle High School, Central Abaco Primary School, Forest Heights Academy and St. Francis de Sales School. As the competition progressed, the number of students on stage began to dwindle. Forest Heights Academy took first place. However, S.C. Bootle High School dominated three of the remaining positions by securing second, third and fifth places. Principal Huel Moss congratulated Lazaria McIntosh, second place winner; Shedline Israel, who came third; and Antonia Nixon, who placed fifth. Photo shows Lazaria Mc Intosh, second place winner, and Shedline Israel, third place winner.S.C. Bootle places three in District Spelling BeePlease see School Page 6

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Principal Suresh Seeram of the Grand Cay All Age School congratulated the Class of 2012 for raising funds during the month of February to have computers wired to the in ternet. Even though there are only 10 students in the graduating class, they accomplished what they set out to do. The project was proposed to the grade 12 class. So they took it up, and hence the school was able to benefit from the project, Mr. Seeram explained. Although internet service is provided by BTC, the school had to pay someone to run ca bles from the modem in the office through the ceiling, then have the cables wired to each computer. Mr. Seeram added that the school has a wireless link which both teachers and students can use to go online. However, a laptop policy was created whereby students can bring laptops to school to do research work if they do not want to use the schools computers. When students log off, they cannot go back online because the wireless link is password-protected. Shown are the 10 grade twelve students. internet service at schoolRev. Lynn Godfrey of the LArche Community in Canada, standing, made a presentation to the staff and parents of Every Child Counts. The LArche community is a home for students with special needs who have completed their schooling but need a home where they can live with supervision. Karen Bain, seated center, plans to go to LArche to be an assistant preparing her to return to help set a similar home at Every Child Counts. Dr. George Charite on the left is part of the consulting group, and Cecilia Oliver on the right is a teacher at ECC. One of them is that future assistants of the home spend time in an already established LArche facility. During Rev. Godfreys visit, a student, Karen Bain, expressed her desire to be come an assistant at LArche in Canada to familiarize herself with the concept. The officials will begin the immigration process for her to stay in Canada. As ECC moves closer to become affiliated with LArche, some logistic details will have to be clarified. The legal aspect School From Page 5 More School News must be finalized and funds will have to be raised to build a two-story structure on the school grounds. The future building will house a production and training center on the ground floor and apartments on the upper floor where LArche residents will live with their assistants.Moores Island girl is By Canishka Alexander Devin Major, a student of Moores Island All-Age School, was one of the four students selected as winners in the sixth Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Civil Rights Essay Contest sponsored by the U.S. Embassy in Nassau. The results were announced in mid-February, and each win ner received an Apple iPad 2. More than 90 essays were received from students of private and government schools around The Bahamas. The contest encouraged the students to explore the life of Dr. King and to share how civil rights and diversity affect their lives. They were required to select an Please see School Page 7

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School From Page 6 More School News American civil rights leader who was inspired by Dr. King, and write an essay on how that particular leader contributed to the civil rights movement. The students had to describe their own role in making a more peaceful and non-violent world based on contributions to their own communities. Devin selected Rev. Jesse Jackson for her topic. In her essay, she wrote about a new government program, the Technical Cadet program. This program is desperately needed at my school to create the proper business mind set for our future graduates. Our high schoolers desperately need this program because for most of them Abaco is the world and the core subjects here is not ad equately preparing them for the future. Rev. Jack son and Dr. King were both men that faced inequalities fiercely. As for me, I will not allow the inadequacies which exist at my school to prevail. I will make this island a better place through the power of the pen and my voice. Moores Island All-age School will be better because I am prepared to knock until the door is opened.Long Bay School holds cross country run By Samantha V. Evans On February 17 the students and teach ers of Long Bay School took part in their Cross Country Race. Principal Jacqueline Collie stated that they have been doing this for 15 years and it is a prerequisite to sports day. The event is used to rejuvenate and build endurance in their students be fore the major sports events begin so that they can be mentally and physically pre pared to compete. As the name suggests, the event should cross settlements but due to the fact that they have preschoolers, they keep the walk short so that all the students can participate. Prizes were given in four categories. The winners in grades 1-3 were Brianna Pubien and Darris Gelin, in grades 4-6 were Tane sha Gelin and Melvyn, in grades 7-9 were Shanika Simms and Javares McIntosh and in grades 10-12 were Crystal Johnson and Brenton Davis. Teachers were located at each stop to give out water, monitor the race and as sist students as needed. Mrs. Collie also ran and came third. She stated that she believes in leading by example. Her particiDevin Major On February 4 the grade six students at Central Abaco Primary School celebrated all things Bahamian. They learned about things unique to The Bahamas such politics, cul ture, food and its people. The students spent the week doing various types of projects and ended the week by sharing a full course Bahamian meal. The conch fritters were prepared in the class so that the students could see how they are made. After the meal was prepared, teachers and students feasted on the meal prepared. The students donated various items needed to prepare the meal.Grade six students celebrate all things BahamianPlease see School Page 8 OCEAN BLUE PROPERTIES Member B.R.E.A. G.P.O. Green Turtle Cay, Abaco, Bahamas Sales, Rentals and Property ManagementON GREEN TURTLE CAY: lic dock. Large swimming pool. Dock. Beach. Many amenities. Commanding views of White High elevation. 1600 ft. wrap-around deck with new 300 sq. ft. screened-in porch. New swimming dock and new dock with lift. Isuzu and golf cart included. Spec looking the Sea of Abaco. Fourth bedroom suite has all round view of Green Turtle Coco Bay Beach. Public dock nearby. Ground floor will be 2 beds and 1 bath. Up per floor will be one bedroom one bath. Over 1,000 sq.ft. of living space on each These are the students and staff of Long Bay School who participated in the schools annual Cross Country Race. Since even the young children were racing, the route was shortened to accommodate them. Remember theres still time toRegister to Vote Today

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P.O. Box AB-20180, Marsh Harbour, AbacoMammograms OfferedFor Appointments Call 367-0020Extended Care (After Hours) Call 577-0113A General Practioner is on staff Monday through Saturday For a free mammogram, contact the Cancer Society or Mrs. Marjolein Scott at 367-3744 to find out the criteria. Dr. Keith Lewis Chiropractor March 5 March 10, 2012 Dr. Gerhard Klassen General surgeon March 3, 2012 Dr. Augustin Ohueyi Dermatologist/ Internist March 3, 2012 Dr. Shamanique Bodie Gynecologist/ Obstetrician March 3, 2012 Dr. Rolle Internal Medicine March 3, 2012 Dr. Ronald Knowles Obstetrician / Gynecologist March 7, 2012 Dr. Frumentus Leon Obstetrician / Gynecologist March 10, 2012 Dr. Duranda Ash Ophthamologist March 10, 2012 Dr. Matthew Orem Chiropractor March 20-25, 2012 Dr. Paul Hunt Pediatrician, Asthma and Allergy Testing March 24, 2012 Dr. Edwin Demeritte, Neurologist / Neurophysiologist (Adults & Children) March 31, 2012 Dr. Duranda Ash Ophthamologist March 31, 2012 Twenty-four students took part in the Grade 4 Spelling Bee held at St. Andrews Methodist Church Hall in Dundas Town on February 10. The winner of the Grade 4 Spelling Bee was Trent Albury of Angels Academy. In second place was TaVaughn Taylor of Coopers Town Primary, and in third place was Lily Albury of Man-O-War School. After the com petition Education Superintendent Helen Simmons-Johnson told the students that being good spellers helps them with literacy and numeracy. She presented the contestants with their certificates and trophies.Angels Academy wins Grade 4 Spelling Beepation served as a great motivator for the students.Long Bay School has many activities By Samantha V. Evans Long Bay School students have been making their mark as they have been successful in numerous competitions. On February 8 Tirshantha Etienne placed second in the Rotary Speech Competi -School From Page 7 More School News tion under the theme Reaching Within to Embrace Humanity Principal Jacqueline Collie congratulates Tierra Bethel and Alicia Laquerre who took part in the pri mary and junior divisions. Twelve Long Bay students were honored on January 27 at the District Awards Ceremony for being the top students at the school last year. These students were Tirshantha Etienne, Cicely Gomez, Aleisha Go mez, Alton Pubien, Michina Etienne, Giovanni Morris, Carl Newbold, Duane Johnson, Samuel Collie, Jaheem Smith, Daphanie DHaiti and Tyrique Light bourn. Each of the students received a certificate and trophy. On January 22 Tirshatha Etienne of grade 12 took part in the Bahamas National Trust Art Com petition and placed third. On November 24 the school held its Thanksgiving ceremony under the theme Give Thanks The speaker for the pro gram was Pastor Earlyn Baillou, who reminded the students about the impor tance of giving thanks. Each grade level performed an item on the program. Ev ery class brought nonperishable items. At the end of the count, grades 4 and 5 won for the primary school and grade 11 won for the high school. For bringing in the most items each of the levels were given a free day which they took early in February. One hundred thirty-six bags of items were collected. These were distrib uted to homes in Murphy Town, Dundas Town, Crooking Rocks, and three boxes were given to the Rotary Club of Abaco. The upcoming events for Long Bay School are Interschool Sports Day on Show on March 24.Horizons Academy holds open house By Samantha V. Evans On February 11 Horizons Academy held its Grand Opening at the school on S.C. Bootle Highway in Marsh Harbour. The speaker for the event was Dr. Lenora Black, who gave the students food for thought and some well needed advice as they work hard to reach their full poten tial. Dr. Black noted that education today is more family-oriented as parental sup port is needed more than ever in order for kids to succeed. She spoke about how she stumbled into teaching but loved it so much that she pursued it at the doctorate level. She told the students that no matter what mistakes they have made in the past, they must decide to finish strong. It is im portant that they focus on positive things and not the negative. She told the parents to take charge of their children and to help them with their choices. The honour of officially opening the school was by Simmone Mullings, her sis ter Sonia Bowe-Adderley and niece Sci For the first two weeks in February, the PTA of Abaco Central High School held a logo competition to create a logo for its Fun-Run Walk T-shirts. A committee judged the pre liminary drawings, then presented them to the PTA Board for viewing. Three top artists were announced: Antoine Edmond, center, placed first; Eric Sands, second from right, was in second place; and Christine Adderley, second from left, was in third place. Each of the students received a framed certificate and a phone card in the value of $20, $10 and $5. The winning logo is on the T-shirts which can be purchased from the school of fice. Suluki Innocent, left, and Jason Quashie, right, are PTA officers. Antoine Edmond wins logo competitionPlease see School Page 9

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Fredericks Agency Ltd.Customs BrokersCustoms Brokerage Services Air and Sea Import and Export Entries Serving all vessels from foreign portsQueen Elizabeth Drive Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Email: abacocustoms@batelnet.bs More School News School From Page 8 eska Adderley. Following the ceremony, the parents and guests toured the building. Refreshments were served. After the Grand Opening, a Fun Day and Open House followed. The parents and students fellowshipped together and helped the school raise much needed funds for facility upkeep, supplies and a school bus. Numerous items were on sale. The parents donated clothing and shoes which were sold for low prices. Each grade level was responsible for a stall; grade 9 provided dessert and grade 10 provided the food. Some of the items on sale were delicious dinners and desserts. The kids enjoyed a dance and fun in a Wet Slide bouncing castle. Catholic School Week By Canishka Alexander St. Francis de Sales Catholic School celebrated Catholic School Week 2012 from January 29 to February 5. The theme was Catholic Schools Faith, Academ ics, Service. Elmer Bongon, chairman of the Catholic School Week Committee, explained that it was a week that is observed all over the world among all Catholic schools. The purpose of the celebration is to recognize the important role of Catholic education in a community, he explained. Throughout the week special events were held including an opening mass on January 29, a special assembly and an art exhibit on January 31 through February 3, featuring the artistic abilities of the students. On February 2 a Friendship Game was organized and incorporated basketball and volleyball games between teachers and students. Every day trivia questions were given on the history of St. Francis and on the contribution of Catholic education in The Bahamas. Culminating on February 3 was the Fun Day with a walk-a-thon, bike-athon and raffle along with activities, food and games. By Canishka Alexander On February 17 St. Francis de Sales School held a greatly anticipated raffle drawing that the students were excited about. It was originally intended to take place during Catholic Schools Week 2012 from January 29 to February 5. Excited cheers rang out from the audience as each winner was announced. Perhaps the most sought after prize was the cruise for two the grand prize which was won by Diamond Davis. Each of students who were the top sell ers will be rewarded with a prize. Charles ton Hunt, a Grade 4 student, sold 147 raffle books. Danielle Sands, a student of Grade 3, sold 95 raffle books. Grade One student Kadia Armbrister sold 77 raffle books. The top class winner was Grade 12 where the students sold 119 raffle books. Kumar explained that to win the top class prize, all students of the class had to contribute to the raffle tickets sale. They were rewarded with a pizza party for their class. Principal Josephine Kumar commended the PTA committee for an outstanding job Presents Inside Out A Tale of Two Princesses The play is about two princesses, Honour, who is lovely on the outside and beautiful on the inside, and Beauteous, who is beautiful on the outside but ugly on the inside. After her Fairy Godmother casts a spell on Beauteous, everyone sees her only as she is inside. This Once Upon a Time tale will be fun for all ages. Part of the celebration of Catholic School Week was a walk-a-thon, bike-a-thon held on February 3. The entire school participated. Those walking followed the banner carried a couple of the older students. When the students completed the walk, they enjoyed the rest of the day in fun activities. Please see School Page 10

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Page 10 Section B The Abaconian March 1, 2012 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 Ph: (242) 366-0023 Fax: (242) 366-0189 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Ph: (242) 367-5460 Fax: (242) 367-2516Complimentary Pick Up & Delivery School From Page 9 in securing the prizes for the raffle. The funds raised will go towards equipping the schools science lab with much needed supplies and to the reading program in the primary school. Mrs. Kumar added, We are most ap preciative to our many corporate sponsors and benefactors who donated the prizes for the raffle. We would also like to thank all those who supported the raffle by selling and buying tickets. Academy Goes GreenBy Grade 10 Students In order to provide an example to the students of Forest Heights Academy, the More School News Abaco Pathfinders is hosting its an nual fundraising event, and it promises to be a night to remember. The sounds of jazz will fill the skies on March 2 in Hope Town and March 3 in Marsh Har bour. Both nights will be filled with prizes and numerous activities to entertain. A 10-piece band from Nassau, Ambasah, will perform each night. It is a sensational musical group that performs jazz with a Caribbean flair. It promises to be a so phisticated evening with the main goal of raising funds to assist more Abaco stu dents in attending college. Abaco Pathfinders was started in 2001 under the efforts of the late Jim Blumberg and his board members. Mr. Blumberg came to the island as a second homeowner, noticed many students on Abaco possess ing great potential and pooled resources in order to make a difference. In the last 10 years Abaco Pathfind ers has assisted more than 150 students to college. Each year generous businesses, locals and second homeowners donate fantastic items which are auctioned. This community support has been the bedrock of the success of the program. In these challenging economic times, students find it harder to pursue a college degree. Abaco Pathfinders has determined to continue the vision of its founding chairman and board members in raising funds for this great cause. members of its community and the entire Bahamas, Forest Heights Academy is striv ing to become an Eco-Friendly school, an international program to encourage conser vation. Even more importantly, it hopes to maintain the pristine environment for which The Bahamas is known and loved internationally. Forest Heights is a pilot school in the Eco-Friendly School program, coordinated in The Bahamas by BREEF. As a part of this program, many programs have been initiated. One successful program which has been in place for four years is the re cycling of aluminum cans. Some of the more recent activities include the recycling of plastic water bottles and paper as well as encouraging the students to use reusable water bottles. Moreover, the school has begun composting biodegradable materials, and its Interact Club has produced a thriv ing garden. Finally, the Forest Heights Eco-Code is posted in each classroom, which includes its long range goals to protect the environ ment. This code includes the efficient use of electricity by opening windows on beau tiful days and turning off lights when the students are not in the classroom. It is just a start. But by implement ing these measures, the students of For est Heights hope to ensure the future of the Bahamas and keep it forever Clean, Green and Pristine.Maritime opportunities By Canishka Alexander Representatives of Campbell Shipping Company Ltd. of Nassau made presenta tions on the opportunities available to stu dents in the maritime industry. The presentation was made at Agape Christian School on February 17. This large gathering of students are from various schools in Central Abaco. Lester Beneby, Assistant Technical Man ager for Campbell Shipping, spoke about the long, distinguished history that sur rounds global shipping. He indicated that research has shown that 90 percent of the worlds trade is transported by the interna tional shipping industry. Without shipping there would be no importation and exporta tion of affordable food and goods. Mr. Beneby concluded that it is global trade that continues to sustain this indus try. He described international shipping as one of the most technologically advanced industries in the world, one of the most swift and efficient methods of global transportation and the safest and most envi ronmentally friendly mode of commercial transportation. Warren Armbrister, Campbells chief security officer, explained that the Inter national Maritime Organization requires ships that travel to various ports around the world to have things like the ships bilge water tested and fuel tests carried out. Although there are a wide range of jobs available from accountants to cooks, there is a shortage of engineers in the industry. He pointed out that those trained in the These students from several high schools in Central Abaco listened to presentations promoting careers in the maritime industry and explanations of programs available to them. Please see School Page 11

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March 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section B Page 11 STREET MEETING Come out and hear from DNA Leader Hon. Branville McCartneyDeputy Leader Chris MortimerCentral & South Abaco CandidateRoscoe Thompson III& North Abaco CandidateSonith Lockheartand other DNA candidates7pm Friday March 2, 2012at the Abaco Shopping CenterLISTENING AND REPRESENTINGTRANSPORTATION WILL BE PROVIDED TO AND FROM SOME AREAS CALL THE DNA OFFICE FOR MORE INFOPH: 367-6500WWW.MYDNAPARTY.ORG Treasure CaysAnnual Yard Saleto support the Rose Mary Roberts Treasure Cay Library Twanesha Lightbourn has been named as the Student of the Year 2012 for Central Abaco Primary School and will be honored by the Primary School Students of the Year Foundation in Nassau in May. Twanesha is the Deputy Head Girl of her school and is very serious about her education and has proven herself to be a student of excellence. She has attended Central Abaco Primary since grade one and has been on the Principals List since that time. She has represented her school at Spelling Bees and various competitions at the district level. Twanesha is a very dedicated and diligent leader and performs her duties with fairness and integrity. Twanesha Lightbourn is the daughter of Darlene Davis and Antoine Lightbourn. Central Abaco Primary names maritime industry can also find land-based employment when not at sea because of the extent of their training. Anneesheia Williams, manning assis tant, talked about the presence of women in the maritime industry, who make up only about two percent of the numbers working there. However, she reported that despite the low numbers of women, the quality of their work spoke for itself. Its very lu crative; you make good money; you get to travel all over the world; you meet a lot of people; and you get to be a part of our clique that we call the Jewels of the Sea, Ms. Williams noted. Jamal Smith, assistant manager of man ning, made a presentation of several programs available for Bahamian students: the Maritime Summer Camp available to eighth and ninth graders; the Bahamas Maritime Cadet Corp program, which is for 10-12 grade students; the rating programs at Holland College on Prince Edward Island on Canada; and the College of The Bahamas and SUNY Maritime bachelors program. Glender Knowles is the Abaco contact for the Bahamas Marine Cadet Corp program.School From Page 10 More School News

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Page 12 Section B The Abaconian March 1, 2012 By Timothy Roberts A recently discovered virus that is lethal to juvenile Caribbean spiny lobsters places further stress on an already troubled ma rine resource. This problems is in a new phase of studies to determine the impact on lobster populations in The Bahamas. Dr. Mark Butler, Professor of Biologi cal Science at Old Dominion University in fessor Dr. Bill Herrnkind, visited Abaco this past October collecting 100 samples from adult crawfish legs from each of eight locations across The Bahamas as The analysis of these samples is ongo ing; however, the research to date reveals an inconsequential infection rate in the Bahamas adult populations at these eight locations. The virus was first discovered in 1999 by Don Behringer of the University of Florida and Dr. Butler and Jeffrey Shields ence. They showed that the disease pri marily kills juvenile spiny lobsters, though some only become carriers. This is the first known virus to affect a lobster of any spe cies. In the current phase of research on Abaco Dr. Butler is seeking to study post larval lobsters using shag nets to collect them as they come in from ocean currents. He is studying the dispersal of the disease to discover if there is large scale pathogen connectivity. Infected spiny lobsters have been found everywhere from the Florida Keys and Mexico to Belize and St. Croix. It is be lieved that the transmission of the virus oc curs as the larvae travel hundreds of miles through the Gulf Stream. and tissues of the spiny lobster, causing most to die from metabolic depletion, a condition characterized by loss of energy. While the effects are often lethal on juve nile lobsters, adult lobsters seem largely unaffected by it. The samples will be collected from the shags, which have been placed in the channels to the north and south of ManO-War Cay. For one year these tissue samples will be evaluated for the presence of the virus at Old Dominion University in Jeremie Saunders, Fisheries Superinten dent for Abaco, and Leon Pinder, Abacos Deputy Fisheries Officer, are assisting in collecting the samples once a month. The samples of transparent post-larval, pig mented post-larval and juvenile lobsters will be preserved in 40 percent alcohol and sent to Dr. Butler for analysis. The Department of Marine Resources asks the public to be aware of these shags placed in shallow water near Fowl Cay and in the Channel south of Man-O-War. Mr. Saunders asks the public not disturb them. This research is very important to the live lihood of many Bahamian fishermen. Causing Harm On February 8 a resi dent of the Mud reported that someone he Asue hit him in the right shoulder and his left side with a bottle causing him pain and injuries. Threats of Death On February 17 a police officer had missed call on his cell phone. When he listened to the message, the voice threatened to kill the officer. The officer suspects the voice was that of a resident of Dundas Town. Officers went to the suspects residence but he was not at home. His sister was told to have him present himself at the Marsh Harbour Police Station. Causing Damage On February 18 a resident of the Mud reported that a Haitian that he knew threw a large stone through the window of his business, an internet caf located in the Mud. The window was The suspect was arrested later that same day. Causing Harm On February 16 a Murphy Town resident was attacked by a group of young men when he was in the area of Central Abaco High School. The victim was issued a hospital form. Officers arrested three male suspects, all residents of Murphy Town. They were released on bail.Police Crime Report Research continues on virus This is one of the shags that has been place in shallow water north and south of Man-O-War Cay. They are made of netting and are designed to attract small juvenile spiny lobsters that are migrating from out in the deep water to grassy areas where they will mature. This is part of a study be ing done by a professor at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, to learn more about the extent of a virus that is attaching spiny lobster. The effects of the virus is usually lethel in juvenile lobsters. Abaco Print ShopAbaco Shopping Center Tel: 367-3202 Fax: 367-3201 FOR ALL YOUR PRINTING NEEDS! Business Cards Flyers Programs Letterheads

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March 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section B Page 13 Auction Fundraiser with Entertainment from Ambasah Band(Jazz, Caribbean and Bahamian Music) Friday March 2 nd 2012Dinner, Auction & Live Band Hope Town Harbour Lodge Ticket Donation: $100 Complimentary Ferry leaves Marsh Harbour & Man-O-War CayJoin us for two fun filled evenings with this great band! Thank you for helping send students to college! Saturday March 3rd, 2012Abaco Beach Resort Under the Marquee Ticket Donation: $25 in advance or $30 at the door The MooringsA 4 cabin 4300 catamaran available in the Abacos, British Virgin Islands, St. Martin or BelizeRomantic GetawaysGreen Turtle Cay Treasure Cay Spanish Cay AtlantisAntiques & FurnitureNautical Stuff Bronze Ship Lights Garden Decor Net FloatsHandcrafted Furniture & Jewelry Original ArtworkBy all major local artists and artisansGroup Cooking LessonFrom Well Renowned ChefGift CertificatesLunches & DinnersFishing Charters 1yr. Wireless Internet Girlfriend Spa Day Ads Airline Tickets RentalsBoat Rentals Car Rentals Golf Cart Rentals Romantic Wine & Cheese Sunset CruiseFor more information contact: Leazona Richard at 367-6279 E-mail: abacopathfinder@gmail.com

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Page 14 Section B The Abaconian March 1, 2012 Integrated Medical Centre is pleased to announce the schedule of Clinics for March 2012. WALK IN WELCOMED SAME DAY APPOINTMENTS NO LONG WAITS NO REFERRALS NEEDED THE PLACE WHERE COMPLETE HEALING BEGINS Dr. Marc Binard; Internal Medicine March 7thth Dr. Rashida Brown-Clarke; Psychiatry Please call for date Dr. Charles Diggis: General Surgery/Lap Band Surgery Please call for dates Dr. Arthur Clarke: General Surgery & Urology March 3rd Dr. Carnille Farquharson; Family Medicine March 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th Dr. Winston Forbes; Cardiology/Internal Medicine March 9th Dr. Lucio Pedro; Obstetrics/Gynecology March 10th & 24th Dr. Timothy Williams, General Practice Please call for date Dr. George Charite; General Practice, Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine, Daily TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT CALL OUR FRIENDLY STAFF AT 367-1304/225-8014 OR FOR EMERGENCIES 458-1234 ROCK imported & local SAND imported & local 8 CONCRETE BLOCKS 50LBS BAGS ROCK & SAND Abacos cornerstone to construction AIR COMPRESSOR AVAILABLE FOR RENT Visit our modern facility on the Murphy Town Water Front beside Parkers Landing By Canishka Alexander Four 11th grade students were selected to compete for this years Junior Minister of Tourism for Abaco. On February 15 Antonio Roberts, Charese Kemp and Sher rie Romer participated in the first phase of the competition, an interview. Rebecca Strachan, the fourth candidate, was away in Nassau on job experience, so her inter view was completed upon her return. The interview process accounts for 40 percent of their final grade while the remaining 60 percent will be determined from a speech competition on March 15. The candidate with the highest overall grade will represent Abaco in the National Junior Minister of Tourism Competition that will take place on April 3 in Nassau and be given the opportunity to be named Junior Minister of Tourism 2012-2013. Students will prepare a fiveto sevenminute speech on the topic Tourism A Global Market. How does The Bahamas Maintain its Market Share? Antonio, a 16-year-old student of Abaco Central High School, was thrilled to find out that he was the first male to have ever entered the competition on Abaco. Charese of St. Francis de Sales School has always been interested in tourism, and the compe tition has given her an opportunity to be come part of the industry. Sherrie Romer of S. C. Bootle High School also has a passion for our nations number one industry. Because tourists come to enjoy so many of our wonderful attractions, she was focused on Bahamians maintaining our beautiful environment. Millie Dawkins, Tourisms coordinator for the program on Abaco, said that the students on Abaco have been doing a tre mendous job of representing Abaco, and she is looking forward to bringing home the national crown this year. On February 18 a speech workshop was organized for the candidates for them to work closely with members of the Toast masters Club. By Canishka Alexander Charmair Laroda, one of the advisors for the BTC-sponsored Junior Achieve ment company called Chatting Easy with BTC, was on hand during the Family Fun Day and Fair on February18. The idea was to get families to come out and enjoy them selves. Ms. Laroda was assisted by three Sawyer and Audrey Dawkins. Free entertainment was provided by Jer emy Henfield, and children enjoyed them selves in the bouncing castle. The familiar scent of barbecued chicken and ribs on the grill wafted in the air. Fried fish was also on the menu and even dessert was pro vided. A giveaway was scheduled for the event, and the list included a Blackberry, Samsung and Nokia phone sponsored by Caribbean Mobile and a laptop sponsored by Cramston Symonette of Treasure Cay Despite all the attention to detail and the effort that was put into organizing the event, Ms. Laroda was disheartened that more people did not attend. By 3 p.m. only about 60 of the 300 tickets had been col On February 10 Nia Cooper, Assistant Manager of BAF Financial and Insurance Ltd, handed a check to Emery Curry as a donation to support Junior Achievement. The money will assist with expenses associated with the JA banquet to be held in June as well as to pay for half of the trophies. Shown are Ismael Morley in charge of JA on Abaco; Theresa Pinder and Ms. Cooper, both with BAF; Mr. Curry; and Clyde Bain with BAF. The first segment of the competition for Junior Minister of Tourism for Abaco was an inerview. Three of the four students competed on February 15. For the first time a male entered the competition. Antonio Roberts of St. Francis de Sales is shown with his coach, Georgia Williams, far left. The Tourism staff member who organizes this event is Millie Dawkins, third from left. The two high school girls are Charese Kemp of St. Francis and Sherrie Romer of S.C. Bootle High, who is next to her coach, Nadira Kawalram. Please see Youth Page 15

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March 1, 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 Youth From Page 14 lected. The advisors and BTC staff had solicited help from various organizations to fund the event. The students were also very disappointed. However, Ms. Laroda said they still plan to attend a JA convention on February 25 in Nassau and have discussed organizing a dance for their next fundraising event.Junior Achievement holds speech contestBy Mirella Santillo The sixth annual Junior Achievement Speech Contest on Abaco was held on February 11 at Grace Baptist Church. Twen ty-four students from the various Junior Achievement clubs on Abaco elaborated on the topic Passionately Pursuing Purpose. Rose Mika Charles from S.C. Bootle High Schools JA group SWAG took a well deserved first place. Joshua Robins with BTCs Chat nEZ took the second place. In third position came another SWAGs Achiever, Shantell Bernadin. Rose Mika will have a complimentary trip to Nassau including plane ticket, hotel and more to participate in the National JA Speech Competition to be held on Febru ary 26 during the Bahama Junior Achieve ment Conference. The winner will also participate in the annual Texaco Speech Competition. All the speakers put their best effort to the activity, speaking loudly, enunciating with passion, demonstrating that they had done their research during their four to six minute speech. Most of the contestants were girls, some of them seasoned speak ers who had already participated in other public speaking events. It was an important day for Nadira Raw alran, head advisor for the SWAG group. Rose Mika and Shantell had already proven themselves as members of the winning team in the National Debates Series for Abaco in November 2011. The judges were members of Toastmas ters International. Speech Competition By Mirella Santillo Quitel Charlton, a student at St. Fran cis de Sales School, took the first place in the annual Rotary Club of Abaco Speech Competition that was held on February 8 at St. Andrews Methodist Church Hall in Dundas Town, thus winning the Hugh Cottis Floating Trophy for her school. Her performance was outstanding with a great Please see Youth Page 16 The annual Junior Achievement Speech Competition was held on February 11. The win ner, Rose Mika Charles from S.C. Bootle High School, will be going to Nassau to partci pate in the national competition. The judging was by members of the Toastmasters Club. These are the winners of the Senior Division of the Rotary Club of Abaco Speech Com petition. They are Quitel Charlton of St. Francis de Sales who placed first, Tirshatha Etienne of Long Bay School who placed second and Maria Merlein of S.C. Bootle High School who placed third. Quitel won the Hugh Cottis floating trophy for her school. Standing with them is Abacos Education Superintendent, Helen Simmons-Johnson.

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Groceries All you need & more! Fruit & Vegetables Canned Goods Dairy Products Frozen Foods Mon. Fri. 7:30am 6pm l Sat 7:30am-7pmThe Place to be is Cherokee!Cherokee Food FairYouth From Page 15 interpretation of the topic Embrace Humanity and a perfect elocu tion which kept the audience listening. She is a seasoned speaker who won the Nation al Junior Achievement Speech Competition last year. Students of St. Francis de Sales School did very well, winning two first places in the Primary Division, two in the Senior Division as well as a second place in the Junior Division. Dikembe Wilkinson placed first in the primary division, also very convincing in My Desire Is to Serve Those that Are in Need or Afflicted Tanisha Charlton, Qui tels sister, made an excellent presentation on A Chance to Lead; Challenge Yyourself. which gave her a first place in the Junior Division. This year a large number of students entered the competition, especially in the pri mary school division which had eight participants, including two boys who placed among the first three. Five students entered both the junior division and the senior di vision. Altogether, 11 schools participated in the contest Each year the participants seemed to be more articulate, more poised and have a better understanding of the topics. Their performance was impressive. The Head Judge, Rotarian Audra Bootle gave them some advice to heed for further competi tions. They were supported by a large audi ence of teachers, parents and staff mem bers of the Education office. The final results were as follows: 1st Dikembe Wilkinson, St. Francis 2nd Tanae Roberts, Central Abaco Primary 3rd Delon Hunt, Moores Island All Age 1st Tanisha Charlton, S.C. Bootle High 2nd April Smith, St. Francis de Sales 3rd Priscilla Bain, Forest Heights Academy 1st Quitel Charlton, St. Francis de Sales 2nd Tirshatha Etienne, Long Bay School 3rd Maria Merlein, S.C. Bootle High School Drill Team practice will begin in March By Samantha V. Evans Students from grade five to twelve have an opportunity to join Abacos first drill team during the month of March. The Abaco Supreme Drill Team will consist of training in the art of drilling, stepping and dancing. Each child will have an opportunity to display his talents and be a part of a team that will foster an attitude of self-motiva tion and discipline. Training will begin on March 17 and be held every Saturday from 1:30pm to 4:30pm at Central Abaco Primary School grounds. The students will be trained to take part in the National Independence Parade to be held in July. The drill instructor will be Kirklena Thompson-Mackey and the dance and step instructor will be Claudia Henchell-Knowles. to be paid each class. The money collected will be used to purchase all dress attire, batons, pompoms, hand ribbons and other miscellaneous items each child will need. The instructors began visiting schools on Thursday February 15th to promote the program. Interested persons can contact Kirlena Mackey at 475-4471. By Canishka Alexander The Rainbow Pilot Club of Abaco or ganized a Meals on Wheels project for the elderly earlier in the year. They prepared stewed conch, chicken souse and johnny cake. After packaging the food items at the Dundas Town Burial Society, club mem bers delivered them to a list of elderly per sons living in Central Abaco. According to Charlamae Fernander, co ordinator of projects, about 30 hot meals were delivered to seniors in Murphy Town, Dundas Town and Marsh Harbour. The project will be ongoing and take place every two months. Although the Pilot Club spe cifically targets people with brain-related disorders, the elderly are also among per sons whom they target. As she looked forward to upcoming proj ects, Ms. Fernander expressed that 2012 will be an active year in terms of fundraising to support those projects. On February 25 the Pilot Club and the Rotary Club of Abaco have partnered to or ganize an event called Love for the Lowes. The project will focus on restoring the home of Brent and Angela Lowe by making it more accessible for Angelas husband and son, who both have disabilities. On March 31 a mini-fair will be held. During the second week of July, a con tingent of Pilots from Rainbow Pilot Club of Abaco along with several Anchor Club members will attend the annual Pilot Inter The Pilot Club on Abaco has been in existence since 1998. While she enjoys the companionship offered by the club, Ms. Fernander described it as diverse. Not only are there people of varying backgrounds and professions, but they are the only Pilot Club in The Bahamas that has male members. Paul Pinder is the current Pilot Club president; additionally, Augustine Wil liams, president elect, will automatically become president on July 1.Pilot Club prepares Guana Freight Services Regular Frei ght Runs to Guana Cay & Scotland Cay Office Phone 242-365-5190 Great Guana Cay guanafreight@hotmail.com Located in the Abaco Shopping Center, Marsh HarbourTel: (242) 3673-202 Fax: (242) 367-3201 eMail: abacoprint@batelnet.bsBackpacks Calculators Clocks Computer Bags / Portfolios Coolers Ice Desk Accessories Drinkware Executive Toys Key Holders Mp3 / Radios Note Holders Stress Relievers Technology Tools Totes / Duffels Travel / Leisure Writing Instruments Promote your business Why & How? 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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 & high est point on Man-O-War Cay with 360 degree view of 37 cays. Bay side has furnished hill-top home with commanding view & two sepa rate bedrooms with 100 foot dock and breakwater. Owner Financing Available. Contact Jack Albury 242-367-2333 / 242-477-5270 or kingofjack@gmail.com Green Turtle Cay Volunteer Fire & Rescue The Green Turtle Cay Fire and Rescue had their annual Firemans Ball at the Green Turtle Club on Saturday evening February 18th. We would like to thank all the people that came out to support us and for all your generous donations. All the funds raised will go to building our new fire house located at the top of the hill in New Plymouth. We can only do this with your continued help and support. THANK YOU ONCE AGAIN! Sports News Basketball Jamborees By Mirella Santillo The third and final leg of the Primary School Basketball Jamboree, the first ever to happen on Abaco, was played on the Green Turtle Cay outdoor basketball court on January 20. There was a big surprise with the results: Amy Roberts Schools girls team finish ing in second place behind Central Abaco Primary School. The Jamboree was the first competition that the Green Turtle Cay schools teams (boys and girls) participated in. The teams were formed in October to enter the event, so the girls performance last Friday was a great reward for Coach from the main island to coach the boys and the girls to prepare them for the tournament. Agape Christian School, Treasure Cay Primary School and Central Abaco Pri mary Schools boys teams ended in a tie of two wins, one loss each. Coach Wayde Adderley, who put to gether the whole event, was extremely pleased with the Green Turtle Cay session. The weather was perfect, many people in the community came to watch the games, screaming encouragement to the players from outside the fence, and the kids had a great time, he commented. He would like to organize another pri mary school basketball jamboree before the end of the school year, explaining that the kids need training and regular competition to really improve their skills. He is grateful erts Primary Schools Principal Eva McIn tosh, who helped coordinate the event. The jamboree started in October with the first leg played in Treasure Cay and the second session taking place in Marsh Harbour just before the Christmas holi days. Each event consisted of a series of approximately twelve short games played between several schools teams over four to five hours. In October only two schools partici pated in the girlss division, Amy Roberts Primary School and Treasure Cay Primary School; Amy Roberts came first. In the boyss division, Central Abaco Primary took the first place, followed by Agape Christian School and in third posi tion, Treasure Cay Primary School; Amy Roberts placed fourth. In November, three girls teams entered the tournament. Central Abaco Primary took the first place, followed by Agape and in third place Amy Roberts. It was Central Abaco Primary who again placed first in the boys division. Agape came in second place and Amy Roberts third. Central Abaco Primarys coach, Jeffrey his teams since the school does not have a basketball court and the children did not have much training. He too would like to see more tournaments between primary schools students.Abaco Placed second in the Darts Gold CupBy Mirella Santillo The Abaco Darts team traveled to Nas sau on the weekend of February 10-11 to participate in the National Darts Gold Cup Tournament. The Abaco team, last years A Primary School Basketball Jamboree was held on Green Turtle Cay earlier in this year. It was a big success with the children being very enthusiastic. This was the third competition since the beginning of the school year and it had more teams playing than either of the other events. Please see Sports Page 18

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Remember We are your VOICE in Treasure Cay We encourage ALL Treasure Cay Property Owners to become active Members of this Association. SIGN UP TODAY Remember We are your VOICE in Treasure Cay We encourage ALL Treasure Cay Property Owners to become active Members of this Association. SIGN UP TODAY Air Trafc Control Trainees For Marsh Harbour, Abaco By Timothy Roberts Elmer Bethel and Bobby Albury are keeping alive the old tradition of milling sugarcane for syrup, an industry that sus tained some families on Abaco for nearly two centuries. Mr. Bethel, who was originally from Cherokee Sound, remembers his grandfather, John Sawyer, farming and milling sugarcane at Matthews Point, an area across from Leisure Lee on the south side of Abaco. His grandfather carried his family, including six children, to Matthews Point around Christmas and stayed there until March or April farming all their fields. Mr. Alburys grandfather, Wilson Sawyer from Marsh Harbour, was also a cane farmer. A few years ago an old mill made in 1871 was found that belonged to him. After restoring it, Bobby and Elmer built a small platform and set it up. For the past 15 years they have made use of it produc ing sugarcane syrup every other year. Elmer recalls the first time he and Bob by made cane syrup they used a dough ma chine. He said they had to strip the cane and run it through three or four times to get a bucket of juice. After boiling it for several hours, they ended up with a gallon and a half of syrup. The first few times they did this, they would spend a couple days collecting and preparing fire wood used to heat the boiler. Now they have a 55-gallon stainless steel drum that has been modified to hold up to 70 gallons of cane juice. They heat it with propane gas, making the process faster and more efficient. Elmer said the boiling brings the par ticles to the top in a thick foam which they scoop off probably twice during the boiling period. After several hours of boiling, the 60 to 70 gallons of cane juice will eventually yield about eight gallons of syrup. Elmer said that there were many families involved in farming and milling sugar cane. Jack Lowes father and grandfather, Reggie and Eldred Lowe, had a large farm on Moores Island and milled syrup and sugar which they sold to residents on the cays and to other places in The Bahamas. Elmer also remembered Warren Al burys father, Anthony Albury, who had a 35-acre farm on a cay on the south side of Murphy Town. Many Cherokee men also farmed sugarcane. The work was hard manual work with their main tool being a cutlass for harvest ing and a horse for turning the mill. Later some farmers employed motorized means of milling. However, sugarcane grows quite readily and required little to no fertil izers. Elmer added, Our native cane makes the best syrup. Elmer and Bobby have involved their sons and are ensuring the knowledge of milling sugarcane is not lost. Using an old sugar mill that belonged to Wilson Sawyer of Marsh Harbour, several men are keeping alive the art of making cane syrup. The cane is fed into the mill that mashes it, releasing the liquid that is boiled down into syrup. However, these men are powering the grinder with a car driving round and round instead of a horse or other work animal. Elmer Bethel and Bobby Albury are involving their sons so the tradition can be passed on to the next generation. After the juice is extracted from the cane stalks, it is boiled down for hours until the syrup is thick. Shown are Elmer Bethel and his two sons, Dale Bethel and Bart Bethel. The men now make cane syrup every two years. They have made the process easier by having a stainless steel drum and heating it with propane, luxuries that their forefathers did not have.

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Page 20 Section B The Abaconian March 1, 2012 Joy was born in Hope Town, Abaco on November 1st, 1933 and she passed away on January 15th, 2012 at her home in Huntsville, Alabama. She was predeceased by her husband O.L.(Mac) McClure, Parents Marton & Jennie Cash and Brother William (Billy) Cash. She is survived by her four children Debbie Pinder of Nassau, Connie Brazelton, Jamie McClure & Kevin McClure of Huntsville. Two Sons-in-Law Ross Pinder & Edward Brazelton, Daughter-in-Law Sharon McClure, also six grandchildren and seven great grandchildren, one brother Gary Cash of Luxembourg, Two sisters Kay Russell & Gloria Knowles of Abaco. Two Brothers-in-Law -Kenaz Russell & Frank (Skelly) Knowles and a host of other relatives and friends. Her home going service was held on January 16th, 2012 at Lakewood Baptist Church in Huntsville where she was a devoted member. Joy was deeply loved by her family and friends and will be greatly missed. at the Treasure Cay Pavilion 6 pm Church News Zion Baptists men By Samantha V. Evans The Mens Ministry at Zion Baptist Cathedral in Murphy Town began a week of activities on February 15 with the theme Follow Me as I Follow Christ. There were different speakers each night. They included Floyd Johnson of the Miracle Church of God on Green Turtle Cay and Pastor Deion Gibson of First As sembly Church. The speakers gave testi mony of their lives and spoke about the challenges being faced in society today. Everette Strachan, the Mens Ministrys President, stated that they have been go ing out into the community evangelizing and are confident that they are reaching the community, espec6ially the young men. On February 17 a speech competition was held for the youth with the theme How in our Community? On February 18 the men saw the movie Courageous which addresses the role of men in society. Pastor Strachan noted that the messages addressed in this movie are so powerful that he is looking for immedi ate changes to be seen in the men who saw it. The men also signed a resolution at the end of the movie committing to improving their family. The final service was led by Senior Pas tor Christopher Dean at the church. Zion Baptist Men Host Speech Competition By Samantha V. Evans On February 17 five youth took part in the Zion Baptist Cathedral Mens Minis try Speech Competition held at the church. Soul Saving Ministry Hosts Gospel Concert By Samantha V. Evans Soul Saving Ministry is one of the churches on Abaco that is making a huge impact within the community. On Febru ary 17 Pastor Lawrence Arnett and his church family held a concert fundraiser at the church to aid their building fund. They invited Peter Runks, Landlord, and Christian Massive to perform during the night. All of the artists performed. Landlord took time to tell the audience about his life and he encouraged the youth not to waste the talents God has given them. The theme for the event was How Would You Address the Issue of Crime in our Community? The winner was Maria Merlien from Unity Baptist Church in Treasure Cay. In Grace Baptist Church in Dundas Town. Melchizedek Brice from Zion Baptist Ca thedral took the third place. The two other contestants were Trudy Dean of Zion Bap tist Cathedral, and Qutelle Charlton of Miracle Church of God Green Turtle Cay. The winner received a trophy, a certifi the third place finisher received a trophy, One of the activities of the Mens Ministry of Zion Baptist Cathedral in Murphy Town was a speech competition. These are several of the contestants along with church leaders. Soul Saving Ministry held a fundraising concert. The guest musicians were three Chris tian men, Peter Runks, Landlord and Christian Massive, who all performed. The church really appreciated their music. Please see Church Page 22

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March 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section B Page 21 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 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 Cherokee Hill Top, 10,000 square feet. Call 357-6883 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 only private gated community, Includes building plans, underground utilities and private boat slip. Fantastic views of Sea of Abaco & ocean. 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Hope Town Hideaways 242-366-0224 or www.hopetown.com Marsh Harbour, 367-2660 Marsh Harbour, Gov Sub apt Serious inquiries call 9-5 367-2951 or 5775086 after 5 p.m Marsh Harbour, bath, 1500sf fully furnished just bring your clothes, master suite with bonus room, water views, pool, great location on Pelican Shores, avail imed., nonsmoking home, long term Marsh Harbour, centrally located, 1 bed apt 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 Marsh Harbour, nished exec apt overlooking the harbour. Seeking annual lease. Serious enquires contact iggy biggy1@gmail.com, 367-3596 or 561-628-7946 Marsh Harbour, 1,200 sq. ft. 2 bed, 2 bath, 2252 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, fully furnished Mobile Home. 5 minutes from Palm Beach Airport on Congress opposite Dog 2442 last remaining unCall 366-0707 or email jandkoakes@gmail.com Little Abaco, 6.25 acre waterfront lot in north Abaco. REDUCED 366-0797 or 242-427-5316 Marsh Harbour, 4,000 sq. ft. triplex for sale with harbour view. Near Boat Harbour. Treasure Cay Canal front property with 111 dock, boat lift, davits, & cleaning station. REDUCED TO hquin1902@gmail.com Treasure Caypool, marina, & stores. 3 BR 2 BA, complete www.blueskyabaco.com Treasure Cay, 2 bed, 2 bath unfurnished villa. Also for rent on Ocean Blvd 2 bed, 1.5 bath Call 365-4105. 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 month for 12 month lease. Call 242-477-5056 or 843-278-0277 www.treasurecayrentals.com ICAO (International Civil Aviation Orga nization) rated. Control towers have windows that circle the entire top floor, giving all around vision. The windows are usually tilted out wards at 15 degrees to avoid seeing the reflection of their equipment. The cab is built to withstand intense hurricanes with 1inch thick glass, weighing 8,800 pounds, and will come equipped with a weather moni toring equipment and lightning protection. The control tower is expected to be connect ed to New Providence Air Traffic Control and will direct landings and takeoffs, eliminating back-taxiing. The cab is 98 percent complete in construction. The progress of the construction of the air traffic control tower is expected to al low AJT Engineering to complete the instal -Control Tower From Page 1 By Timothy Roberts The Bahamas National Trust will begin enforcing the no-take rule in the Pelican Cays Land and Sea Park beginning April 1, 2012, after the defined grace period al lowed to fishermen who historically fished the area. This 2100-acre area became a protected land and sea national park in 1972 because of the extensive reef system. This pro tects coral reef habitats, underwater caves and sea bird nesting areas. The Trust is aware of the lack of enforcement in the park and, after consultation last year with commercial fishermen who used the area, a concession was agreed allowing them to harvest from their condos, artificial habitats set out by fishermen, during the When the crawfish from these condos are harvested at the end of this season on March 31, the condos are to be removed. The Trust will remove those that are not removed by their owners. This will coincide with the upcom ing Marine Protected Area Management Training coming in late March, date to be announced, when community members and government officials will take part in a training program. The Trust will be creating awareness about the local and national protected area systems with Pelican Cays Land & Sea Park being the local park and focus of the proposed training activity. This program is made available through a grant from the United Nations Environment Program and Caribbean Marine Parks Areas Manage ment. The project aims to achieve public support and environmental awareness through information sharing and educa tion of the local stakeholders and marine park areas enforcement personnel. The training will include the benefits of the parks, the allowable activities in the Peli can Cays Park and development strategies for the park. The project also seeks to obtain stake holder ideas and management suggestions. These will be incorporated into the larger Development of an Effective Management System of Marine Protected Areas in the Abacos project that includes the Pelican Cays Park. The Trust will hold a workshop as part of a consultation process with members of local government agencies and stake holders such as the enforcement agencies, public. It is the Trusts hope that the stakehold ers will grasp the importance of support ing and preserving the area and will assist in the ongoing patrolling and monitoring of this important marine environment. No Take Zoneslation of the electronic equipment in about three months sometime in May. Control towers contain radios, a sophisticated tele phone system, wind and atmospheric pressure gauges and a rotating beacon. During his visit on February 9 the Hon. Neko Grant, Minister of Public Works and Transport, said that recruitment for train ing air traffic control officers is in progress and he is expecting to get Abaconians to fill those positions. Check out The Abaconian online atwww.abaconian.com The structure next to the control tower will be the fire station for the two fire trucks at the airport.

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Page 22 Section B The Abaconian March 1, 2012 All Abaco Little League Association Opening ceremony and games a success on Saturday, February 11th, 2012. Thank You to our Sponsors: Gatorade, Currys Electrical, Ranado Curry PLP, FES Construction, Murphy Town Township Committee, Chemist Shoppe, Marsh Harbour Importers & Exporters, Island Bakery, Sawyers Food Store, North Rock Water, Audra Bootle, Mrs. Tina Albury, Coaches, Parents & Supports. Practices are held on Saturdays from 9-12. Come out and lend a hand. Contact Mr. George Mills at 376-8416 for more information. Business Service Directory Big Cat EquipmentRentals: Abaco A & D Trucking Call us Timothy or Adele McDonald P.O. Box AB 20432, Marsh Harbour, Abaco Abaco Glass Company Cut and Installed Screens Made and Repaired Commercial Store Fronts Installed and ReplacedYale Windows Need That Extra Help With Your Studies?GLAT, BJC, BGCSE Abaco Shopping Centre 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 Both Landlord and Peter Runks per formed songs that mainly ministered to the souls of those in attendance. But when Christian Massive took the stage, he got the crowd on their feet and waving. He is known as the godfather of Christian music within the Bahamas. These young men performed so well that they energized the audience. At the end of the concert Pastor Mar vin Mills stated that what they intended to be a fundraiser for the church turned into a praise migration. He noted that he learned that there is not only strength in numbers but in unity as well. Pastor Lawrence Arnette stated that they are hoping to build their basketball and volleyball courts, then start a home for those in need and those hurting.Chruch From Page 20 Church News Bibles are donated to Abaco Central High By Samantha V. Evans At a meeting of the PTA of Abaco Quashie arranged for two missionaries to present the school with 65 Easy-Read Bibles. David and Dinah Caskey have been supplying Bibles for churches, organiza tions and individuals for many years. Pastor Caskey stated that the Bibles that were presented to schools were purchased with funds raised by a group of young people in Texas. When he told them that there was a school in The Bahamas that needed Bibles, they went to their church Since the church was unable to assist them, the young people started collecting bottle caps. Over the years they have raised much more than they originally set out to raise and have been able to aid this project and many others. Pastor Caskey stated that ing Bibles over the years. The parents attending the PTA meeting were amazed that the students were able to accomplish so much and had such passion for donating Bibles. The gifts were pre sented to Mrs. Cooper and Philippa Far rington of the Religion Department. They were grateful for the donation as it will make teaching much easier. Pastor David Caskey is shown with teachers of Abaco Central High School who accepted a donation of 65 Bibles. On the left is Abaco Edcuation Superintendent Helen Simmons -Johnson. COURIER SERVICESOcean Air 6671 W Indiantown Rd, Suite 56-453 Jupiter, Florida 33458 Walk-in and special handling nick@abacofreight.com Nick Mazzeo

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March 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section B Page 23 Minimum for 3 lines in one issue $10 Picture and 4 lines $25 Additional lines at $2 per line We can take the photo within the Marsh Harbour area or use your photo. BOATS AND MARINE PERSONAL BOATS AND MARINE BOATS AND MARINE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Boat Trailer, See at Outboard Shop or call Johnny at 512217-8000 577-6656 1985 with 2000 Yamaha 100 fourstroke 400 hours. Well maintained. Hull re and console cover. New windshield, battery and steering 2009. Duty paid. In Hopetown. Center console open fisherman with a 150 H.P. Evenrude Oceanpro outboard. Bi 365-4695 or 365-4465 evenings. all original hull with 225hp, 4-stroke Yamaha. Only 600 hrs. MUST OBO. Call 577-0581 for more information. Cuddy Cabin, twin 28 over all length, twin 175HP Chart plotter & Hummingbird bottom ma & rides great. See at Outboard Shop, Marsh at 512-217-8000 Bartender: Experienced bartender for full time position. E-mail resume to curlytails@ batelnet.bs Team Member Wanted for full time office assistant position in the Treasure Cay area. Applicant required to have a minimum of 5 yrs experience & be self motivated. Experi ence must be related to Quick Books, graphic design, Microsoft Office and creative writing skills. Must possess high B.G.C.S.E. grades and high school diploma,valid drivers license with own transportation & current police record. Please e-mail resume for consideration to: abacoposition@gmail.com 551-4436 or 554-9405 great condition, many recent upgrades. In E-mail: rknaus291@hotmail.com economical engines for todays gas prices. 2010 new cushions and bolsters, swim lad offshore or islandhopping. Abaco registered, com. single 425hp Cummings, helm, perfect commercial dive or fishing boat. Contact Dan Forman at dsforman@gmail.com or 561-283-1861 and leave a message. Boat Metal Spiral Staircase, with Oak Treads and Senor Male, homeowner in Florida seeks to meet single or widow lady homeowner on Ab aco. Contact Earl at 386-238-8826 or e-mail: rkgs@cfl.rr.com Monarch Air Group 5535 NW 23 Ave. Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309 954.958.0445 954.958.0447 (fax)On Demand Aircraft Charter ServicesCost effective small and large cargo aircraft, operated by experienced flight crews Linked to US Customs via AMS for goods shipped to the U.S. Call Us Today! Your Cargo Specialists Twice a year St. John the Baptist Anglican Church Men have a steak-out at the church. The first one for this year was held on February 11. This Pre-Valentines Day Steak-Out was held to raise funds for two persons from the church to attend the AMC Conference which will take place on Long Island in March. The officers of the Mens Ministry are Israel Wallace, President; Lloyd Deveaux, Vice President; Suluk Innocent, Treasurer; John Pintard, Secretary; Richard Gibbs, Assistant Secretary/Treasurer; Melfred Martin, Chaplin; and Charles Laing, Sergeant of Arms. Banana bread, coconut tarts, and soft drinks were also on sale.Anglican Church Men in M. Harbour hold Pre-Valentines Day Steak OutBy Samantha V. Evans On February 10 teens enjoyed a PreJohn the Baptist Anglican Church in Marsh Harbour. The event was planned by Phil lipa Farrington, who wanted to host a fun, clean event for teens. The teens played games, ate and danced the night away. The event allowed four Abaco Central High School students to debut their DJ skills and from the reviews received they did a fine job. The event was chaperoned by teach ers.Teens Attend Pre-Valentines Day Dinner and Dance

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Page 24 Section B The Abaconian March 1, 2012 TREASURE CAY LITTLE HARBOUR GREEN TURTLE CAY ELBOW CAY plus WINDING BAY MARSH HARBOUR MARSH HARBOUR LUBBERS QUARTERS GREEN TURTLE CAY GREEN TURTLE CAY plus ELBOW CAY MARSH HARBOUR LUBBERS QUARTERS CASUARINA POINT GREAT CISTERN CASUARINA POINT plus MARSH HARBOUR MARSH HARBOUR 242.367.5454 561.902.1800 HOPE TOWN 242.366.0700 954.762.7127 GREEN TURTLE CAY 242.365.4191 E: Sales@HGChristie.com JOHN CHRISTIE 242.357.7572March 1, 2012 CONNECT WITH US NEIL ABERLE 242.577.0277 DWAYNE WALLAS 242.359.6046 ROBBIE BETHEL 242.577.8533 SAMARA ALBURY 242.359.2542 LEAH PINDER 242.577.6764 KRISTI LOWE 242.357.6649 ADRIAN LOWE 242.577.4111 HGChristies e l e c t PROPERTY Celebrating 9 0 Y E A R S as The Trusted Authority in Bahamas Real Estatewww.HGChristie.com plus