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Publisher: Bradley Albury
Place of Publication: Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas
Publication Date: 05-01-2012
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May 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 1 VOLUME 20 NUMBER 9 MAY 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 Albury Higgs is best swimmer in her division in entire Caribbean By Mirella Santillo Ministry of Tourism and Aviations representatives including the Deputy Director of Tourism, Mr. Ellison Thompthe Media, United Airline personnel from Nassau and Florida, and a delegation of Silver Airways Executives and employees, tional Airport in the afternoon of April 12. They were there to witness the arrival 340B plus from Fort Lauderdale. On its infrom the Murphy Town Superstars, as it came to a stop. Upon the aircrafts touchdown, the delegation of Silver Airways greeted the such a fun spectacle.Please see Silver Page 10 Six gold medals, two silver and one bronze. Albury went to CARIFTA this year to win. The Abaconian called her in for an interview: see page 17. On April 13 and 14, despite poor weather conditions, teams of anglers competed in the For the story, please see page 16.

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Page 2 Section A The Abaconian May 1, 2012 unitedabacoshippingco@coralwave.com By Jennifer Hudson The Kidney Centre, located on Don south of the Government Clinic, opened much-needed service to patients in need of dialysis. Dr. Ronald Knowles, owner of the Kidney Centre, expressed how happy the community. all the way up to Crown ry across to Freeport or sau to receive the treatment they needed. for them; it was very expensive and they had to spend time away from their families centre here. This is very satisfying for us, he explained. undergo dialysis here all of whom had to previously travel to Grand Bahama or Nassau except for one who is a new patient so has fortunately never had to leave home for treatment. with each patient attending three times a sitting on alternate days. The centre presexpand to eight. tients in one sitting and will operate three shifts a day. This means that the centre will have the capacity to cater to 48 patients a more than enough for some time, stated Dr. Knowles. The registered nurse in charge is house in Nassau then at the Kidney Centre get information on the patients during their treatments and even have a face-to-face were undergoing their dialysis treatments, while chatting with each other and watch ing a program on two large television environment, all of the piping and drainchemicals so the unit has its own reverse osmosis system. People driving past the new Kidney Centre cannot have missed nochanges ones whole life so we wanted to out so that it would present cheerfulness ing that cheerfulness, he stated. front which serves as an additional waiting tem from inside the centre so that waiting Kidney Centre Limited in New Providence thirty years ago on Collins Avenue, and that is when Dr. Knowles decided to Central Abaco Kidney Centre provides dialysis on AbacoPlease see Kidney Page 5 It is all very high-tech the centre will have the capacity to cater to 48 patients a week

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May 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 5 By Samantha Evans Curly Tails on Easter Monday, April 10, ly Mareus. The event was held to raise money for her mounting medical expenses. She has had multiple seizures, the last one of which left her in a coma from which she is now recovered. According to Melanies mother, Darlene Mareus, her daughter has Central AbacoKidney From Page 2 satellite of the Freeport unit. to get the word out to anyone in the com munity in need of dialysis that this facility was no facility here to accommodate their prevented from doing so due to the need and all they have to do is call the centre to Centre is 367 3310. not understand why these sudden seizures started. On the day of her last seizure Mela the doctor on call. Once she was put on nie is now in the general ward of Princess have to undergo surgery so that the doctors can put a cap on her leg to prevent the age which has left her paralyzed from the or near full recovery. Never-the-less, the to live. turn her head and respond with smiling eyes to her favorite music on her iPod are clear signs that she is on the road to recovery. The dinner held on Monday night dinner was $50 and included a choice of two soups, a salad, four choices of entre lington, Asian Mango Grouper, or Eggapple Coconut Mousse for dessert. The moderator for the evening was Shelly Austin who volunteered her services to support this event. She gave the audi ence an overview of the evenings event and an update on Melanies condition. Those in attendance got to meet Darlene and applaud her employers and owners of ald, for graciously spearheading the event for Melly. Band, who also volunteered themselves to the cause. Also performing with them was According to Mr. McDonald, they had a she has had surgery. Ms. Mareus has to pay someone to care for her child while in hospital and she travels to Nassau every her that she is loved. To prepare for her to come home, Melly will need a wheel chair Additional support is needed for a daily care giver, speech therapist, physical therapist, further testing and travel in the United States for other medical needs. The services of a carpenter are needed Ms. Mareus will also need the support and monitoring of critical care physicians so that Melly can remain seizure free when even harder for this young mother. Ms. Mareus stated that this experience has changed her life. She stated that those little things that once got her upset, ter anymore. Through it all, she had to and close friends, the McDonalds, for their love and constant support. entire island and Bahamas aware of the incident and what is needed to help Melanie. needed. Until then, Ms. Mareus will perodds. Above: Darlene Mareus (left) and Shelly Austin (right) address the crowd at Curly Tails during the event for Ms. Mareus daughter.

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Page 6 Section A The Abaconian May 1, 2012 Central AbacoSpring City Dealers Sports ClubBy Samantha Evans Eriel Delancy is a resident of Spring ago called Spring City Dealers Sports give the youth of Spring City some positive things to engage in. structured the practices to focus on a parevery sport each practice. soon. good enough at their sport of choice to get scholarships to high school or college. veloped, he stated that he comes from a family of great athletes and was raised to complete. also hoping to get some equipment donated from the Ministry of Sports in the coming enough to handle such occurrences. BahamaHost prothis spring By Canishka Alexander The Ministry of Tourism is offering on May 10. Approximately 17 people are enrolled in the training programme, which is geared toward teaching its participants civics, economics and places of interest. portant role that tourism plays in our econ omy, and the ways in which the Ministry of Tourism promotes The Bahamas. There is also a section that focuses on effective communication, improving ones customer Moreover, the programme also provides a foundation for all other industry training and is used to promote service excellence in The Bahamas. Programme, said that all people in serexplained that a letter was sent out to all government agencies encouraging people industry. we are all giving service, and we should all No matter where we are working, we are all giving service National Arts Festival Adjudications held in AbacoBy Jennifer Hudson The 2012 E. Clement Bethel Naing Secretary for the National Arts Festi who studied at the Conservatoire de Mulist with the Bahamas National Symphony Carroll, renowned dancer and owner of the Lawrence Carroll Dance Academy. Valentine Maura, seasoned actor and forclasses and professional artist, Mr. Alan P. At each school Ms. Cartwright tionwide competition so you are not only Please see Art Page 7 Central Abaco Primary School student Joey Sands sings the gospel song "Tomorrow" and scores the highest points that day on April 17. Photo -Eric Rose

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May 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! over the country. To win is a huge honour. pointment this year over the decline in the Some schools which had participated in previous years did not do so and in most of the schools which did, there were few schools are losing focus, stated music adthat many of the more experienced peris such an opportunity for the children. Central AbacoArt From Page 6 and the high standard of the entries. The selections. distinction and honours categories. Two students were told that so far they are the leaders in their class nationwide, though some national winners, stated Ms. Cartwright, organizing secretary. Four of the teachers from the school entered one of the classes as a male quartet, singing the song ing performance earned them a standing ovation from the audience and very high your students, she told them. The drama performances and encouraged the students, ful career. also had some high scorers in the categories of solo singing and liturgical dance. The community classes were held were very impressed with the high level of entries, all of which were in the music First grade children from St. Francis de Sales perform their choral speaking during the National Arts Festival Adjucations. festival alive. did through constructive commentary and ments are made. to encourage more participation next year.Airport construction continuesOctober deadline approachesFES Construction continues its progThe new airport is over 51,000 square feet. This is 47,685 square feet larger than the current terminal, nearly 144 percent larger, and should provide enough room control tower with the crash rescue facility. contractors and government inspectors. ing prepped for painting, tiling and ceiling

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Page 8 Section A The Abaconian May 1, 2012 The Abaconian Bradley M. Albury Editor-in-Chief AB 20213 Marsh Harbour Abaco, The BahamasLogo Photo Credit: Tuppy Weatherford Reporters/Freelance Contributors: Canishka Alexander, Samantha Evans, Jennifer Hudson, Timothy Roberts, Mirella Santillo, Rashida Murray, Lee Pinder Phone 242-367-3200 FAX 242-367-3677 AbaconianNews@gmail.com Subscribe NOW Order form on Page 9 Abacos most complete newspaper.2022 Aero Circle New Smyrna Beach FL. 321687,500 copies Published twice monthlyFree at over 100 Abaco locations from Grand Cay to Moores Is. Subscription rates: $20.00 Abaco $25 other Bahamas (One Y ear) $45.00 USA $65 Canada airmail $95.00 UK, Europe & Caribbean surface Order The Abaconian Today March 2012Name Address Address City St. Postal code + Country E-mail (or Fax) (for renewal) 24 issues US$ 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: 2022 Aero Circle, New Smyrna Beach, FL, 32168 or: P.O. Box AB 20213, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, The Bahamas If you want to renew this gift next year, please give us your address below Why subscribe?The Abaconian will keep you informed on issues such as: From the Editor's Desk // Crawfish Whips following the rallies and street meets and parties and weve had little chance to cover victorious. their lives out there. The gap is still huge ing point and many have closed shop. But its delicate. larger and more diverse place than we give thing underneath the doom and desperation years. But its a whisper. close the whole house of cards came to it as a recession. But a simple recession doesnt drive entire countries, such as our But as for The Bahamas, we surcalm ourselves saying that everything is out of our hands. The weather is out of sures. storm. Now, do we have the strength and teach our children frugality and wisdom; and help them understand how close to the in the eye of the storm with more ruin on things are too urgent. tive wisdom that will advance our country. Our dependency on tourism is easy and has the point where we stop teaching our chil industry and when we start teaching them my perhaps we can change our mindsets. portunity as a country and as communities to start over. and now we have a say on how it goes communities. But it will start as a whisper. But it can grow to a roar.Features in This Issue:Community Calendar: Section A Page 9 Crossword Puzzle: Section B Page 19 Letters to The Editor: Section A Pages 9 Entrepreneur Watch: Section A Page 19 Artist Highlight: Section A Page 11 Visitors Guide: Section A Page 23 Rental Home List: Section A Page 22 Classifieds: Section B Pages 22 & 23 Tech Support: Section A Page 21 Like the editorials? Hate them? Write me a letter and Ill be happy to publish it.bradleyalbury@gmail.com

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May 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 9 Dear Editor, a common occurrence to see young chil dren running up and down the street from "sponsorship" money from tourist and looccur to myself and others that these chil dren were in fact, showing up quite often, running up to people in large groups all sitting on my porch that some of these chil that the children not come onto my porch and what the sponsorship money was for, ry and they were collecting money for a please not solicit customers on my porch ting up into a smaller group as they could not always expect one person to donate to 5 different people at the same time. fundraisers for school trips and activities for sports activities to Nassau and other trips throughout the Bahamas, something suspicious, though they were polite, they ed to the children and what they said. The this was not the case,there was no school sanctioned trip nor fundraiser going on. She then put me on hold for a few minutes questioned the Principal and he said the out what grade they were in or what their fundraisers or at the very least purchase a important to the future of our Bahamaland and perhaps this is why this incident upsets me so much. The idea that these children, dren a good life, opportunities and the fun memories we all cherish from our own is wrong. thoughtful community where people often do not mind sparing a few dollars here and aware that this sort of thing goes on, this the parents, schools or community. to raise funds for my school should the had animals on the side of the road across from dren are doing, encourage then to follow the right path, they must soon realize as we way to get ahead, not lying and cheating that their reputations are important and raising the children in this community. Fiyou donate your funds too. As a donor, what these children used the money for and others will as well. this, Ashley Sands was feeling stagnant, undervalued and transferring to a new school reshape my All-Age School, a school of 156 students, standing that the concept of equal educa tion for all is an ideal indeed. Every single day the cry is money and with little money and grand ideas. Mr. Determination, Creyouve got. For instance, there is a larger cadre there were more than enough teachers to rade seven years in a row felt effortless. wore the hat of secretary, choreographer, cian, and fundraising committee chairper to cut out letters and leftover crepe paper Letters to the Editor inforced the point that in this environment of staging a theatrical performance. At immediately following this there is a sigh. Fortunately, Mr. Creativity has al out of the classroom and into old dusty event a success then into the community for plywood to construct a stage, nails and hammer, microphone stands, wire and curtains. Our Christmas production was a success as a result of a communal effort, a good move. For starters, this environ Furthermore, if you are a creative dont mind a little sweat (well a lot of where the need is greater. My thoughts on teaching in the out islands The Abaconian Community Calendar April 27 May 15 April 27 April 28 April 29

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Page 10 Section A The Abaconian May 1, 2012 Central Abaco a mandate, said CEO of Silver Airways, One of the changes was to adopt the There was no interruption of service Nassau and sat on the tarmac during the month with one new aircraft added every Silver Airways presently offers six to Fort Lauderdale, a daily service from Another advantage, according to Mr. said, the company is prepared to pass on to As people regained their seats under the tent, champagne was served. A welcome address the Administra tor from South tioned that the enlargement of the airport, the of the airstrips and the addi tion of new air wished the new company every success. the advantages of the new aircraft, such overhead luggage space, lavatories and ternational Airlines, which served the isThe Murphy Town Superstars parades in front of Silver Airways Spirit of The Bahamas disembarking were greeted with colourful festivities.Silver From Page 1 are here to stay. that Silver Airways was partnering with The Deputy Director of Tourism, who of The Bahamas that morning, praised Mr. Richardson. na Laroda, another employee of the airline, Kate Krates, Corporate Communication and Mr. Richardson, armed with a large ployees were the happy winners. greet the passengers disembarking Silver the delighted visitors.

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May 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 11 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 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 Donald SeasWe 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 New Listing 3B/2B Beautiful home with amazing views located in White Sound, Elbow Cay with private dock. Rental History! $1.15M The Abaconian Presents Artist HighlightIn an effort to encourage local artists and spur creativity, The Abaconian will attempt to feature community talents every month. This feature will not be strictly for painters. If you are, or know someone who is, a gifted musician, photographer, sculptor, craft-maker or painter we would love to hear from you. This is your chance to be known. Or if you are already known, this is your chance to share with the up-and-comers. Contact abaconiannews@gmail.com or 367-3200. driftwood and stones to create his art. has a diesel engine and will replace a similar one that is gas. The truck has a 1000-gallon other community. Old truck to be donated The Bahamas National Trust trains eco divers in Abaco Press Release recently facilitated an Eco Diver training Marine Protected Areas. The BNT is velopment and Effective Management of ment plans for the six marine protected artected area managers (BNT, Department community involvement, and increase local capacity to assist with evaluation and monitoring. The Eco Diver training course was protected areas. Participants were trained in coral reef monitoring protocols that are recognized internationally and facilitated tropical coral reefs. Participants in the course held in Bahamas Customs, Department of Ma rine Resources, Bahamas Marine Mam mal Research Organization, Dive Guana included classroom lectures, written exams Alley reefs located within the new Fowl Please see Eco Page 13

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May 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 13 Eco From Page 11 The participation of local volunteers is critical to managing the health of coral rine protected areas supports reef sustain of reef monitoring to measure the effects itoring changes through data collection within a reefs ecosystem is necessary for reef survival and overall health. that accurate information is reported and changes that reefs may have experienced dives to review the collected data to ensure The training of trainers session conducted earlier this year in New Providence was suping from the mental Facility ing a Sustainof Marine Protected Areas. The marine protected grant funding from The United Nations Environment assistance from Dive Guana Enterprises. For more information on the Reef Trust and how you can get involved visit The BNT facilitated an Eco Diver training course in Abaco for seven bury, Kendria Ferguson; (bottom row left to right) Lakeshia Anderson, By Jennifer Hudson Championships held in Nassau on April 21. All of the aco athletes who competed won a medal. al count stood at six gold, six silver and two Abaco Judo Club among best in the country Sportsin the National Championships which is a feather in the cap for the team and a testa Of the only three females who competed, said Coach Lill. They trained hard all Our team won more gold and silver medals than any other in the country,Please see Judo Page 16

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Page 16 Section A The Abaconian May 1, 2012 STANDARD HARDWARE Lumber & Plumbing Supplies email: standardhardware@netbusiness.com Let Standard help you plant your Spring ideas! Lawnmowers Trimmers Chainsaws Irrigation Hoses We stock a wide variety of HappyMothers Day Judo From Page 13 Sportsplayers in the opening rounds. medals than any other in the country, a are especially proud of the new students, fore. Ben Belotte GOLD Brad Cooper GOLD Maximus Andrews GOLD Desmond Bootle GOLD By Timothy Roberts one day of the tournament. The tournaDuring the awards ceremony they paused for a moment of silence in memory Despite the high winds and overcast other locations. This years Grand Champion is Rod Armstrong won top team honors. The Chris Bunton won the Top Lady Angler an extra special memory. dation fund the research to cure CF. Mr. Elliss daughter, Nicole, who her early teens. They determined that they From that tournament came the name year and more importantly, introduced CF rada in the Florida Keys. several million dollars toward CF research the life expectancy now around 37 years of age. Recently scientists have developed improvements for CF patients, and they expect will arrest the effects of CF. Mr. Ellis said he hopes that one day a cure for a different disease and that next

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May 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 17 bahamian cuisine on Hope Towns waterfrontBar Opens Daily 10 a.m.Closed on TuesdaysHappy Hour 5 6 p.m .Lunch & Dinner Daily ICE RENTAL BIKES A Tribute to Captain Joe MaggioSubmitted by Sid Dawes Sadly, this community lost a good friend and advocate suddenly on Friday, a Bahamian at heart. Corps and later graduated from the University of Miami. After graduating, he spent many years in the US Army Special Forces his love of the water and the sea. After his military service he wrote on some of his exploits while he served his country. Later, he traveled through Europe their two children, Dean and Bahama, and at Dinner Key Marina for many years. ture Sea Base Boy Scout program which continues to this day. program here in The Bahamas. UnfortuHiggs takes top points highlighting in the coming issues, was part 12, twenty countries competed with two swimmers representing each country. The in every event she swam in. She did earn her plate, six of them, indicate a star athcome easy. The eighth-grader spent nearly every team with the aim of improving on her last medals. A meager sum compared to the dreams. travelled with her. Elroy McBride, Shane missed. Joe Maggio missed by many stance, Mr. Maggio was instrumental in the opening and maintenance of the Man O rently residing in the museum. Apart from Call The Abaconian when you know news is happening: 367-3200

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Page 18 Section A The Abaconian May 1, 2012 Enjoy great dining at Anglers Restaurantor casual fare at our famous pool bar both at the waters edge in Marsh Harbour KaraokeTuesday night by the Pool Bar starting at 8 pm. Rake n ScrapeDance with Brown Tip every Friday night starting at 8:30 pm. Calypso NightClint Sawyer LIVE every Saturday night at 8:30 pm. Stephen ColebrookEnjoy Stephens versatile piano music and vocals Wednesday through Sunday.Contact us at 367-2158www.AbacoBeachResort.com 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.comBahamian Breakfast Sat. & Sun.Enjoy a delicious dinner with usSea Spray will pick up from Hope Town Happy Hour Daily 5 pm 6 pmOpen Year RoundCome lounge at The Helm, our indoor barBoat House Restaurant Sunday Night BBQ Buffet Kids under 13, half price LIVE MUSIC by: Brown Tip Rake N Scrape Every Sunday 6:30 pm 9 pm A CelebrationOf Wally Smiths life Will be held at Wallys Restaurant on May 6th from 4 to 6 p.m. Maureen welcomes all who Wish to come by and share their Memories of her father By Timothy Roberts Twenty local entrepreneurs were presented with their grants as a part of the the rest of The Bahamas. The grantees were provided with documents that told them that they were accepted into the program and the grants will per said the grants are not given directly to pliers. meant to encourage the aspirations of BaBusinessresents an investment of over $150,000 in these grantees. nities in the future. Mr. Cooper wished the group all the Twenty Abaconians granted Jump StartsStanding L-R in photo :Ashley Smith Sr., Elliot Sawyer, Owen Taylor, Rudy Rolle, Terry Rolle, Annalise Coakley, Bekera Taylor, Lucinda McIntosh, Mr. Hall, Johnnie Knowles, Augustine Williams cense, Cephas Cooper Island Administrator, Joan Knowles, Minister Princess WilliamsSchooner Bay Schooner Bay is currently employcommunity. large pieces of equipment are involved in Schooner Bays goal is to have 30 homes square feet, are currently under construc tion. der construction throughout the communi ty, this new infrastructure installation will community center, the Lodge is situated on Lodge is aimed to attract high-net-worth visitors. Schooner Bay is currently planning Own a Business? Doing something your community? Call The Abaconian: 367-3200

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May 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 19 Entrepreneur Watch BusinessChic KidzBy Samantha Evans Chic Kidz opened its doors in Dundas ing such as Ralph Lauren, Carters, Osh Kosh BGosh, character clothing and the Cool Kids line of clothing. But she also pleasers. She carries undies and casual wear wear, footwear and educational reading drens parties and functions as well. She egant, Trendy Sophistication. She is open Monday to Thursday 10am to 5pm and Fridays and Saturdays M & D Beauty SuppliesBy Samantha Evans Ladies Clothing is located in the Leanies Rolle, offers a great deal of items to meet the needs of the growing community. She specializes in human and synthetic hair, mens formal and casual clothing, such as Polo and Tommy. She also carries styl ish clothing for women. Mens sizes range from S to 2XL and women sizes range from S to 3XL. inventory. She is open every day and can Stone McEwan performing at the Hope Town Inn and Marinas bar and grill opening.Hope Town Inn & Marina opens pool bar and grill of Stone McEwan. According to manager complete with rooms and other amenities. rooms. The expansion of the additional resort area, which includes additional rooms, should conclude within thirty days. than most guests and residents are used to. Below: pool bar and grill area at Hope Town Inn and Marina.

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Page 20 Section A The Abaconian May 1, 2012 ROCK imported & local SAND imported & local 8 CONCRETE BLOCKS 50LBS BAGS ROCK & SAND Abacos cornerstone to constructionVisit our modern facility on the Murphy Town Water Front beside Parkers Landing Precious Memories will linger forMany, many more family and friends. merly of Sanaco died at the Princess MarNassau, New Providence on Thursday, April 12th, Remembering Family and Friends2012. host of other relatives and friends. Funeral Service for the Late George Nathaniel Levarity, 77 years of Thompson Court, and Formerly held on Saturday April 21st, St. Agnes Anglican Church, Road. Revd. rity Pinder of Freeport, Grand Bahama; Minerva Benson; Nephews; Nieces and Many other family and friends. Funeral Service for Cecil Alexander Mills, 82, of Archers Boulevard Dundas April 13th, was held on Saturday 21st, at Friendnacle Church Central Pines Mills assisted neth Knowles ward, Althea, Elvert and Lofton Mills Desiree Deveaux, Max, Ashton Brown, Denzil Mills, Nicholas, Daryl, Sierra Thompson, Lacarcio Curry, Theshad, Shaquille Murray, Deangelo, Orlando, Olivia, Mills, and other relatives and friends. Schemer of and formerly Street, who died March 27th at his residence, was held on Satnational Kemp Road. Bishop Andrew O. to cherish his memories and legacy are his Giltlert. ( Fifteen Sisters, Sixteen Broth ( eron Smith, Terrinique Destiny, Nacoia, Five Brothers-in-law; and a host of other

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May 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 21 Hope Town, Abaco, Bahamas Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas VHF 16www.seahorseboatrentals.comComplimentary Pick Up & Delivery tions reached all new highs with the release of the highly infectious Mac virus user while control and access to all information contained on the computer is given larly dangerous as they require no input from the user themselves. By simply visiting an infected site the virus self-downloads and installs remov warnings were delivered via Apple them 500,000 detected infections to 600,000 in the span of one hour with over half of the found that Mac users are in fact much less ing system is fully secure. This then leads Mac community allowing an increasing amount of malware and viruses access to unsecured systems. that all Mac users protective themselves via anti-virus software and regularly in order to save your private data. A visit to your local technician will also allow you to go over all preventative measures so your data stays secure on your apple device. Tech SupportBrought to you by: Science & Tech Mac users received a wakeup call this year as Mac based grocery and spirits shopping component their products for sale online. Eric Russell parcel delivery service, handles deliveries of the ordered products. The online ordering allows shoppers if this is the case, along with pricing. The online shopping service is cur

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Page 22 Section A The Abaconian May 1, 2012 Area Code 242 unless listed otherwise Island-wide Abaco ListingsAbaco Cottage + 114 hse 366-0576 Abaco Vacation Planner + 25 hse 367-3529CherokeeLee Pinder + 3 hse 366-2053 Marina Albur y Cottages 5 cottages 366-2075Grand CayRosies Place 352-5458Green Turtle Cay Barefoot Homes 14 hse 577-4092 Bluff House Club 12 units 365-4247 Cocobay Cottages 6 cott 800-752-0166 Green T urtle Club 35 rm 365-4271 Island P roperties + 34 hse 365-4047 New Plymouth Inn 9 rm 365-4161 Ocean Blue P roperties + 34 365-4636 Other Shore Club 365-4226 Roberts Cottages 3 cott 365-4105 Guana CayDive Guana + 11 hse 365-5178 Dolphin Bch Resort 4 rm 10 cott. 365-5137 Guana Sunset Beach 13 units 365-5133 Ocean F rontier 6 cott 519-389-4846 W ards Landing 4 units 904-982-2762 Ruth Sands + 9 hse 365-5140Hope TownAbaco Inn 22 rm 366-0133 Cr ystal Villas 5 villas 321-452-0164 Elbow Cay P rop + 53 hse 366-0035 Hope T Harb Lodge 25 rm 366 0095 Hope T Hideaways + 63 hse 366-0224 Hope T own Inn 6 rm 4 Villas 366-0003 Hope T Villas + 3 hse 366-0266 Lighthouse Rentals 4 cott 366-0154 Sea Gull Cottages + 4 hse 366-0266 Sea Spray Resort 6 villas 366-0065 T anny Key + 43 hse 366-0053 T urtle Hill 4 villas 366-0557Hotels and House Rental AgentsLubbers QuartersSea Level Cottages 4 hse 366-3121Man-O-WarIsland Home Rentals + 2 hse 365-6048 Schooner s Landing 5 condos 365-6072 W aterway Rentals + 14 hse 365-6143 Marsh Harbour areaAbaco Beach Resort 82 rms 367-2158 Abaco Real Estate + 6 hse 367-2719 Abaco T owns 16 apts 367-0148 Ambassador Inn 6 rms 367-2022 Bustick Bight Resort 8 rms 367-3980 Conch Inn 9 rms 367-4000 Living Easy + 16 hse 367-2202 Island Breezes Motel 8 rms 367-3776 Lofty Fig Villas 6 eff 367-2681 P elican Beach Villas 6 cott 367-3600 Regattas 32 apts 577-6764 HG Christie + 11 hse 367-4151Sandy PointOeishas Resort 366-4139 P ete & Gays Resort 14 rm 366-4119 Rickmon s Bonefishing 10 rm 800-628-1447Spanish CaySpanish Cay Resort 18 rm 6 hse 365-0083Treasure CayBahama Beach Club 88 units 365-8500 Brigantine Bay Villas 5 units 877-786-8455 T reasure Cay Resort + 95 rms 365-8801 Marks Bungalows 4 units 365-8506 Abaco Estate Ser vices 365-8752Turtle RockVillas at Palmetto Beach 3 villas 262-820-1900 Wood CayTangelo Hotel 14 rm 1 villa 365-2222Web Sites with Abaco Information http://www.abaconian.com http://www.abacoinet.com http.//www.abacoinfo.com http.//www.abacocottage.com + agents with multiple cottages and houses http://www.abacos.com http://www.oii.net http://www.bahamas.comRev. March 2012Honesty and Quality You Can Count On242-357-6532 Dock ConstructionResidential and Commercial Customized to suit your lifestyleBoat LiftsSales and Service And Much More...Offering unsurpassed attention to detail with almost two decades of hands on experienceContact us today! www.lbtmarine.combthompson@lbtmarine.comCell: 242-357-6532 Ph/Fax: 242-367-2704 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 Happy Birthday DaveDave Ralphs birthday is April 27, the same day this edition of The Abaconian arrives on Abaco. It was too good a coincidence for memorate that fact and thank him for his tireless efforts in serving Abaco. We here at The Abaconian wish you all the best. -Image courtesy of Nelson Ranger // Images by Alexander.

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May 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 23 Dive ShopsAbaco Dive Adventures, Marsh Harbour . ..................... 367-2963 A bove & 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 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 C oncept Boat Rentals . ....................................... 367-5570 C ruise Abaco. . .................................................... 577-0148 Quality Star Car Rentals (Texaco) . ...................... 367-2979 Rainbow Boat Rentals . ...................................... 367-4602 Ren tal Wheels Scooters, Bikes, Cars . .................. 367-4643 Richs Boat Rentals ..........................................367-2742 Sea Horse Boat Rentals . .................................... 367-2513 S ea Star Car Rentals .........................................367-4887 The Moorings Boat Rentals . ............................. .367-4000 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 K ool Karts . ........................................................ 365-4176 Reef Boat Rentals . ............................................ 365-4145 Sea Side Carts & Bikes . ...................................... 365-4147 T & A Cart Rentals . ............................................ 375-8055 Donna Sands Cart Rentals . ............................... 365-5195 D ive Guana Boats & Bikes . ................................. 365-5178 O rchid 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 W aterways Boat Rental . ................ 357-6540 & 365-6143 Cats Paw Boat Rentals . ..................................... 366-0380 E lbow Cay Cart . ................................................. 366-0530 Hope Town Cart Rentals . .................................. 366-0064 I sland 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 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 Prices $ Low, $$ Moderate, $$$ Upper (Based on dinner entree range) + Picnic tables & restroom only Provides ride from town 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 Coee 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 Abaco Inn . .............................. $$$ . .................. 366-0133 Capn Jacks . ................................ $$ . .................. 366-0247 Harbours Edge . ......................... $$ . .................. 366-0087 H T Coee House (B & L) . .............. $ . ................. .366-0760 H T Harbour Lodge . .................. $$$ . .................. 366-0095 Munchies . .................................... $ . .................. 366-0423 OnDa Beach . .............................. $$ . .................. 366-0558 Sea Spray . ............................... $$ . .................. 366-0065 Sugar Shack + . ............................ $ . .................. 366-0788 Petes Pub . .................................. $$ . .................. 366-3503 Cracker Ps . ................................. $$ . .................. 366-3139 Dockn Dine . ................................. $ . .................. 365-6139 Island Treats Snack Bar . ................ $ . .................. 365-6501 Bakers Bay Market Place . ...... $$$ . .................. 612-1021 Grabbers . ................................... $$ . .................. 365-5133 Nippers .....................................$$ . ................. 365-5143 Orchid Bay . ............................... $$$ . .................. 365-5175 Coco Beach Bar & Grill. . ................ $ . .................. 365-8470 Florences Cafe . ............................. $ . ................. .365-8354 Spinnaker Restaurant . ............. $$$ . .................. 365-8469 Touch of Class . ........................ $$$ . .................. 365-8195 Treasure Sands Club . ................ $$$ . ................. .365-9385 Blu House . ............................. $$$ . .................. 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 B Electricity Corp 367-2727, 367-2846, 367-4667 W ater & Sewerage 475-1499, 475-5518 The following services are provided by volunteers F ire Marsh Harbour 367-2000 Fire Man-O-War 365-6911 T reasure Cay Fire & Rescue 365-9111 BASR A Bah Air Sea Rescue Assoc all areas Marine VHF 16 Hope Town 366-0500 Marsh Harbour 367-3752 G uana Cay 365-5178 T reasure Cay 365-8749 Abaco Family Medicine Marsh Harbour . ...................... 367-2295 A uskell Advanced Medical Clinic . ................................ 367-0020 Integrated Medical Center . .......................................... 367-1304 E mergency . ..................................... .......... 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 Blu 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 Marina . ........ 150 . ......... F . ......... 365-8250 Man-O-War Marina . .......... 26 . ......... F . ......... 365-6008 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 Marina . ............ 16 . ..................... 366-0003 Hope Town Hideaways . ................................ 366-0224 Ligh thouse Marina . .............. 6 . ......... F . ......... 366-0154 Sea Spray . .......................... 60 . ......... F . ......... 366-0065 Spanish Cay Marina . ........... 75 . ......... F . ......... 365-0083 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 Abaco Eco Tours & Kayak rental . ....................... 475-9616 . ................ 367-2936 . ......................... 367-4117 Abacos Nature Adventure . ............................... 577-0004 . ..................... 367-0350 Adventure on Prozac T Cay . ............................ 365-8749 . ...................... 365-4411 C & C Charters Treasure Cay . ........................... 365-8506 Dive Abaco 1978, Marsh Harbour . .................... 367-2787 . ............. 366-0024 Abaco Air Nassau, N Eleuthera, Moores Is . ........................... 367-2266 Air G ate 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 Abaco Air . .............................................................................. 367-2266 Cherokee Air Charters . ........................................................ 367-3450 Extra $3 for each passengers above two ective Dec 08Clinic, Downtown, Stop Light, . ........................................................ $10 A b 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. Eective 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 Treasure Cay Hotel to Marsh Harbour . ................................................ $85 Treasure Cay Hotel to Green Turtle Ferry . ........................................... $25 Treasure Cay Hotel to Blue Hole . ........................................................ $30 Albert Lowe Museum . ................................ G reen Turtle Cay Capt Roland Roberts House, reef exhibits . .. Green Turtle Cay Memorial Sculpture Garden . .................... G reen Turtle Cay Wyannie Malone Historical Museum . ................. Hope Town Elbow Cay Light Station . .................................... H ope Town Swim Mermaid Reef o Marsh Harbour . ........ Pelican Shore Drive to & swim in Blue Hole . ........... Treasure Cay farm road Art studio & working foundry . ...................... Little Harbour Working boatyards . ..................................... Man-O-War cay Bring errors & revisions to our attention Revised March 9 12 All phones use area code 242 unless notedwww.abaconian.comAlburys Ferry Service Marsh H.>G uana Cay/Scotland cay From Conch Inn advised to contact the oce for the changes. Between Abaco & Grand Bahama 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. Not on Sundays or holidays Marsh Harbour to Hope Town or Man-O-War 20 minutes, Guana Cay 30 minutes 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 dswain@bahamas.comMarsh Harbour . 375-8068 . 477-5996 . 367-0367 . 375-8550 . 366-2163 . 367-3526 . 367-3577 . 367-3941 North Abaco . 477-5037 . 365-0120 . 365-0024 . 365-2405 Sandy Point . 366-4323 . 366-4107 . 366-4249 . 366-4486 T reasure Cay . 559-91 17 Casaurina Point . 366-3058 Cherokee . 366-2107 . 366-21 15 . 366-2284 . 366-2177 Crossing Rocks . 366-3259 Green T urtle Cay . 365-4261 . 365-4070 Hope T own . 366-0234 . 366-3141 Man-O-W ar . 365-6502 Charter Boats . 366-0101 . 366-0266 . 366-0245 . 366-3143 . . 365-5140

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May 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 25 VOLUME 20 NUMBER 9 MAY 1ST, 2012All six Abaco candidates complete nominations On Friday evening, April 20, Anand Cheese Tasting event. The event was geared towards the parents and family of children enrolled at Angels Academy as was held, as well as samplings of a variheld as part of the fundraising efforts. Angels Academy, a private school loschools nearly 30 children. The school, which was founded in 2006, focuses on early childhood education. Angels Acad is the principal, as well as April Parotti who is the founder and administrator. AnOn the evening of April 20 people additional refreshments. Please see Angels Page 2 In North and Central Abaco the six candidates paid their four hundred dollars to the Island Administrators. Our politicians have had a lot to say lately with the May 7 election drawing closer. Turn to page 11 to hear what they had to say to YOU, the voter. Images left to right and top to bottom: Sonith Lockhart, Renaldo Curry, Rt. Hon. Hubert Ingraham, Edison Key and supporters, Roscoe Thompson and supporters, The nominations took place in Marsh Harbour and Coopers Town but the choice sits with you. See page 11.

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Page 26 Section A The Abaconian May 1, 2012 Submitted by Sherrel Johnson Rush Pawith dazzling costumes, tasteful dance moves and soulful music. To their adversaries chagrin they place winners in their divi sion. For anyone who counted out or felt the sting of poverty, we say, ly, they have adopted the mindset that povqualities, secured their success and win. As the underdog of the parade, this win is a testament that even if the Panthers were erty and negativity and victimization, you their roar. and our voices echoed far and wide. As a result of our roar, we discovered that there was a small community of individuals and organiza tions that val ued the holis tic education of our youth. dividuals who in the words of U.S. President we can, and did all they could to help. quently, we must sincerely his generous donation which helped to despirit of Mr. Oscar Dames also ensured heart. To Mr. Outten, the long hours you School & Youth News Mr. Dean, captain of the M/V Gurth you for purchasing and preparing food and and for styling our dancers hair without charge. To Mr. Gary Sawyer and the Regat to you for allowing our students to utilize your facilities despite your past experienc are still on the prowl. Our roar will ring out again for your support, and we assured Ms. johnson along with the ladies from Moores Islands winning Junior Junkanoo squad. Moores Island Junkanoo team overcomes odds the different wines. Attendees mingled Parotti called everyone to attention for the awarded with door prizes if they pulled one cluded a Kindle Fire among other donated gifts. Angels Academy uses the funds raised from the wine tasting event to maintain opfourth year of this particular event. Over the donation as a deduction in their taxes.Angels From Page 1 Right: Nurse Practitioner Darlene Hiatt and Registered Nurse Jessica Higgs were among those attending the Angels Academy event. Thankfully, their services were not needed that evening since wine was served in moderation.

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Page 28 Section A The Abaconian May 1, 2012 dent at St. Francis de Sales School, was the overall winner of the Annual Bahamas Out of The Bahamas Ministry Of Tourism and TAs aviation department and serves as a using these winning students as young BaBahamas. Over the years, winners of the com petition have attended with BMOTA staff at aviation trade shows, to assist in prothe islands of The Bahamas. The young people are given the opportunity to present executives as a premium give-away item. This year, the student winner prethe Florida Air Museum as well as to Mr. N Fun Aviation Show. students participated as well. These other Marie Ajero who was the recent winner of the Ministry of Tourisms Bahamas Out Island Students Artistic Chocks Competi tion and who also had the opportunity to travel to the Sun N Fun Aviation Show in Lakeland, Fl. School & Youth NewsAbaco student wins chocks competition Junior Regatta in May Every winter for the past six years the Hope Town Sailing Club puts on a camp to teach the youth the fun tradition of sailing. Starting in January of this year, the children have been preparing for the Junior Regatta which will take place during the last two weekends of May. They will compete for the Roscoe thompson Memorial Trophy and the Derek Lee Memorial Trophy. Above and below: sailors and coaches practice outside Hope Town Harbour.High School Student? Interested in covering your schools events AbaconianNews@gmail.com Facebook (The Abaconian) Twitter @TheAbaconian

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May 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 29 Marble and Granite counter tops, showers and oors installed Made in Marsh Harbour Call 367-6867 or 367-4726 View installations on our web site:abacomarbleandgranite.com School & Youth NewsOutgoing District two yearsBy Samantha Evans A famous writer penned the words intense one in which many excellent teach heard her name announced, she stated that with much excitement. This accomplish ment afforded her the opportunity to travel to Nassau in the National Teacher of the with other school and district winners. They traveled to Eleuthera for a one day School. Additionally, they paid a courtesy call on the previous Governor General, Sir The Bahamas Union of Teachers also held a luncheon in their honor. The event teacher of the year was named. All the ac tivities were wonderful and made her feel Even though she did not win the coveted ti aco District she had already facilitated a the Cays, moderated district and school events, gave welcome addresses, conof the GLAT, district chaperone and as sisted where ever needed. Therefore, as form duties entrusted upon her and some of which she volunteered for. According to Lindsay, having the ing her district with the title and will continue to serve now that her reign has endtheir further endeavors. She encouraged if unto the Lord, adopt excellence as their lifestyle and live up to the Districts one each classroom in each school! Promoting junior sailing in AbacoSubmitted by Lee Pinder Sailing Coach and director of The ple sometime in the future. Mr. Valentine holds a Marine Biology Bachelors degree with young people. Coach Valentine told me that the advised that small sail racing in Optis is only for the well to do or privileged in a sport he loves. Now he is trying to pass along his love of sailing to our youth and get more sailors into the sport from Please see Sailing Page 8 for future plans involving the establishment of an Optimist Sailing Club. Among the encouraging prospects was Cherokees own Branden Sands. Branden is a seasoned Opti in his sailing efforts. Now his little sister Rachael (middle) is also in training.

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Page 30 Section A The Abaconian May 1, 2012 LITTLE HARBOUR 2.3 acres direct waterfront $350,000.00 20,000 sq. ft. Hilltop lot with starter cottage, harbour and ocean views $198,000.00 Home on 2 acres on Little Harbour 100 private dock, landscaped $695,000.00SCHOONER BAYScheduled Tours Available Call 367-0737 Island Lot#20, includes Dockage $239,000.00 Other lot options availableLONG BEACH Next to Schooner Bay 3/2 Home beach access under $ 250,000.00 Lots starting at $30,000.00 Hilltop lots with ocean view $150,000.00 Gorgeous beach front lot $250,000.00CASUARINA POINT Entrance to bay, waterfront lot, panoramic views $98,000.00 Sea view lot, 100 ft. to beach. $42,500.00 Lots $37,000.00 and up Beach House 3/2 $795,000.00 4/2.5 Beach House, great vacation home $550,000.00LUBBERS QUARTERS Jacks Jungle homesite & dockage $135,000.00 Additional lots available.BAHAMA PALM SHORES 3/3, 2160 sq.ft. oceanview home $399,500.00 2 Acre beach front estate lot $550,000.00 Beautiful interior lots, starting at $21,700.00 1 Acre beach front estate lot $295,000.00 Pinehurst lots $10,000.00 & $11,000.00 TREASURE CAY Home site one lot in from beach $60,000.00 Rock Point waterfront lot, exc price $185,000.00 3/2 Royal Palm Condo $345,000.00Cherokee Ocean view, beach access, utilities $125,000.00 Watching Bay hilltop lot $99,000.00Hope Town Lot close to town, beach access $149,500.00 www.islandpropertiesbahamas.comTel: (242) 367-0737 Fax: (242) 367-0736IPB has positions available for licensed real estate agents. BROKERS James and Donna Rees Chris and Molly Roberts Vacation & long Term Rentals Casuarina Point 2 bed/2 bathRegattas Condos 2 bed/2 bathLong Beach 3 bed/ 2 bath School & Youth NewsS.C. Bootle organizes Easter celebration By Canishka Alexander service, students involved in the Student Christian Movement demonstrated the true meaning of what the Easter season means through a collection of songs, prayers and a portrayal of the Passion of Christ. dured for us was graphically portrayed as the students engaged themselves in songs, pantomimes and dances. Meanwhile, the students seated in the audience were moved Following the students participation, dious voices in song. At the completion of to forget what the true meaning of Easter Above: students at S.C. Bootle high School in Coopers Town act out scenes from the who did not participate in the actual show enjoyed watching their classmates act out skits and sing songs. The entire service was a spiritually-based production that Principal Moss hoped would remind the school children about the deeper meaning of Easter. Submitted by Sandhya Seeram A large group of 5-year-olds, and youth, inspired an afternoon of fun. Such period of April 2 to April 4 under the rousing nect, Engage, ing the threeday period, Grand Cay All Age School, home of the Lions, hosted its ties from inspir ing speeches to Tamia King along with her colleagues was presented to the anxious parents, excited residents, and alert students of Grand Cay. on child rearing while Principal Suresh pre-school up to grade 4. That day, each grade competed with their peers in spell ing competitions, speech competitions (My Brains was riveting as Grand Cay All Age capacity was. Dramatic rounds of applause, tears, and laughter accompanied the day, and all participants were given awards with each category. Finally, the day arrived when all the festivities would come to 4. Adrenaline ous shouts were sounded in the ears of everyone at Grand Cay. Students in preschool through Grade 4 along with their delighted teachers parade around Grand Cays pathways. tumes the masqueraders paraded throughout Grand Cay along with the entire stu whistles rang shrilly. During the rounds of together and roared continuously and voAfter the perspiring sprints around the little cay, everyones hearts were extensive hopping and excitement. Muchneeded refreshments were served to the the clouds.Grand Cay Lions roar A week of pre-school festivities

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May 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 31 Guana Freight Services 242-365-5190 Great Guana Cay guanafreight@hotmail.com Abaco Marine PropsPropellers 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 School & Youth NewsBy Canishka Alexander Achievement was something new for all and was very involved to ensure that their endeavors. As a result of their drive, S.C. Bootle students were represented in the top of those students held leading positions. to the companys success, Principal Moss said. The students participated in a speech Vice President Shantell Bernadin placed third. Charles also won the Most Distin guished Achiever Award and received a year scholarship to College of The Baha mas. Additionally, Principal Moss said that there were wonderful advisors who helped the company every step of the way. of the company to organize and supervise events. This company was successful in explained. Junior Achievement involvementtinguished Achiever for Abaco), Brittney Sands, Clydesha Cornish, Shantell Bernadin, Maria Merlien and Sherrie Romer. By Canishka Alexander The Department of Educations Grand Bahama District held its 5th Annual Awards Presentation on March 30 at St. in the 2011 examinations for grades three in Literacy and Numeracy at the primary level. According to Principal Suresh Seeram, awardees for Grand Cay All Age School were Kyla Meme for Best Performance for Grade 3, and Best Result in Lit eracy and Numeracy at the Grade 3 level. Ravon Rolle was awarded for Best Perfor mance at the Grade 6 level. Meanwhile, Sandhya Seeram was tional level in Mathematics, Social Studies Grand Cay students shine in Grand Bahama awards ceremony The six As were inclusive of Mathematics and English Language. Additionally, Elon for BGCSE Exams. Principal Seeram noted the applause Kwasi Thompson, who congratulated students for their academic attainment and encouraged them to continue to pursue excel were those of District Superintendent of Education for Eastern Grand Bahama and commended the students for their dedica tion and achievements, and praised parents, teachers and administrators for their support of the students. proved they were among the best in the country during an awards ceremony held in enjoys hearing about the success of all Abacos students. It is espe cially heartening to see the hard work of be rewarded. Congratulations Sandhya, Kyla and Ravon

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Page 32 Section A The Abaconian May 1, 2012 Customs Brokers OCEAN BLUE PROPERTIES Member B.R.E.A. G.P.O. Green Turtle Cay, Abaco, Bahamas Sales, Rentals and Property Management ON GREEN TURTLE CAY: One acre with 85 beachfront on gorgeous Bight O Bay Three spacious bedrooms, two bath waterfront furnished home on Sea of Abaco. Stunning sunsets. High elevation. A/C throughout. W/D. Open plan. Large garage/workshop. New golf cart parking bay. New 300 ft. screened in porch. Golf cart and Isuzu included. Swimming dock and boat dock with lift. SOLD 9,000 sq. ft. lot within steps of Coco Bay Beach and public dock. SOLD On North End: $899,000 Furnished two master bedrooms with A/C, waterfront hilltop cottage. Kit/liv/din, cable TV, dock, overlooking Settlement Creek $225,000 Two-year-old 4 bedroom, 2 bath furnished home. Open plan with soaring ceiling in great room, replace, large decks. Central A/C. View of Coco Bay. Located 40 feet from Coco Bay Beach.Short walk to public dock. Asking price $599,000 Immaculate waterfront furnished home with guest apartment on White Sound with 1/2 dock. $595,000 Four bedroom 3 bath fully furnished hilltop home overlooking the Sea of Abaco. Fourth bedroom suite has all round view of Green Turtle Cay. A/C. Swimming Pool. Designated dock slip. Great rental. $895,000 Sea of Abaco. A/C in bedrooms. Kit/liv/dining great room. Share in private dock. Great swimming and sunsets. Very private. Only accessible by boat. Located a mile from the historic town of New Plymouth. in historic settlement of New Plymouth. Waterview. Furnished. 3 beds 3 baths. Immaculate. Owner moving. $395,000 : Recently remodeled furnished two story three bed 2 bath home located on waterfront in the heart of New Plymouth. A/C. Satellite TV. W/D. Golf cart garage. Established rental history. Flash mob gathers at shopping centerBy Samantha Evans The drill team started on March 17, ping and dancing. The students practice every Saturday School & Youth News 2011 they were moved to Freeport, Grand The Bahamas was invited to attend port had three sailors who competed on a -Sailing From Page 5 representation from all over The Bahamas his encouragement and leadership The they did get an award in over-all effort for of sailors participating, which is a start. and Mrs. Timothy Sands, whose son is a conians can participate. for sailing and certainly our youth need and girls come from a long line of sailors and will surely do well if they are given the opportunity. Academy participated in Arts Festival By Samantha Evans Every year persons from the Minis hear and see the talent that students and residents have to offer. These persons are professional musicians and singers who are performers should possess. This year the 16 at which time they visited numerous schools. They were Tyeisha McKinney who sang a solo, Kermeisha Curry who danced, and only student to receive a credit grade while the other two got good reviews. Principal Simmone Mullings is proud of them especially since they prepared their pieces on their own. She stated that the aduse them to improve their talent. To help them further develop their talent, she plans duce Fine Arts to the school curriculum for Hope Town District CouncilBy Timothy Roberts The council reviewed and approved house plans valued at over $8 million, sev velopment on Guana Cay. application for 20 plates for golf carts init was noted that there were several other applications on a waiting list. The council deferred the application until there are tion for several dolphins. The area is near the placement would restrict access to it and denied the application. time. The council agreed to consider recGovernment

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May 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 33 Politics and GovernmentBy Timothy Roberts The Democratic National Alliance Spring City, Bahama Palm Shores and Mr. Thompson focused on protection well as sharing creation on the southern tip system and providing further opportunities of a small police station in the area as the town grows. dents of Bahama Palm Shores on April 20. have compressor licenses granted on an anMr. Thompson also raised money to Throughout his messages to all com munities Mr. Thompson reiterated his pledge to place his salary as a Minister of Parliament, minus travel expenses, constituency. and The Baplace for our children. the audience the people at least once every year. ever questions or needs the communities may have. [I] will not be silent in being your voice We need to make Abaco... a better place children.Above: Roscoe Thompson III attempts to change the light during his visit to Moores Island on April 21. The DNA opened its of-

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Page 34 Section A The Abaconian May 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, $469,000Lynyard Palms, Lynyard Cay .985 acres w/134' water frontageSecluded island living 15 south of Hope Town. $180,000 Great starter home Star Dance Lodge Cottage Lighthouse Cove with dock 3.8 acres beachfront, 2 cottages, 3.8 Acres 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 Rental. Banana Cabana New Listing New Price 2B/2B Main House, 1B/1B Guest Quarters Oceanfront, Pool, Great Rental South of Hope Town $1.49M $229,900 Edison Key, who is the Free National Movements candidate and current Mem May 7 General Election to meet with his held in CrossBahama Palm Town, Man Guana Cay, Mr. Key has and delivering localized messages to each community. These street meets, such as the meet ing in Bahama Palm Shore on Thursday, these evenings mingling with individual supporters and discussing with concerned munities, Mr. Key usually arrives with several vehicles of supporters who leave ters. Towards the end of the street meets, after food and refreshments were served, FNMs national message and policies to the local level for each community. meet, Mr. Key addressed Bahama Palm locals and a handful of supporters from erything the FNM has pushed for in Marsh Mr. Key also mentioned water would for the rest of told the supporters gathered that any neglect their community has sufpromised under his next term, if the people people of the community. Politics and Government Edison Key, Member of Parliament for central and South Abaco, talks with supporters during the street meet in Bahama Palm Shores. Hot dogs, burgers and cold drinks were served to those in attendance. agriculture could yield large results in cut Mr. Key represents North Andros more cal career. tions, Mr. Key mentioned the $25 per acre dustrial Corporation was offering for lease The series of FNM street meets ing up to a May 2 mass rally at the Marsh pers Town. Left: Party supporters joined Edison Key in Crossing Rocks during the April 23 meet ing at the FNM satellite headquarters in the community. The crowd gathered just before sunset as locals from Crossing Rocks met with fellow FNM supporters from Marsh Harbour and other settlements.I dont represent North Andros, I represent The Bahamas! Lets get serious about building this Bahamas

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May 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 35 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 May 4th & 25th Dr. Carnille Farquharson; Family Medicine May 2nd, 16th & 23rd Dr. Winston Forbes; Cardiology/Internal Medicine May 11th Dr. Lucio Pedro; Obstetrics/Gynecology Please call for dates Dr. Timothy Williams, General Practice Please call for dates Dr. Marc Binard, General Practice May 2nd to May 8th Dr. George Charit; General Practice, Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine, Daily Dr. George CharitMEDI caCA L DD IRE cC T OR Walk in Welcome Same D ay Appointments No Long Waits N o referrals needed The place where complete healing begins e-mail: imcabaco@gmail.com TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT CALL OUR FRIENDLY STAFF Politics and Government As your next MP I will... As your next government the DNA will... For the complete policies of the DNA visit our website atwww. MyDNAParty.org April 17 was nomination day around of six nominees for the two districts. All and the march towards the May 7 General trict candidates completed the nomination arrived with their entourage and some supporters in tow. The candidates for Central what message they had to share with their constituents. with what our team has put together. aco they have a right to vote and a right representation. The candidates for Central and South ister of the country was present to complete nominations in his home district, and home town, of Coopers Town. A miniature rally media outlets were present to record his statements. process. The three candidates competing Each candidate was given a chance to of their country. those concerns and those needs. Nomination day brings excitement to nearly 7600 voters on AbacoPlease see Votes Page 22

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May 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 39 FREE NATIONAL MOVEMENT Blacktop the roads inMarsh Harbour, Dundas Town and Murphy Town Mini RBDF BaseTo be located in Abaco Upgrade Electric LinesThroughout the Island of Abaco New GymnasiumFor Central Abaco Further ExpansionResidential and Commercial in Spring City And Many Other ProjectsFor every community in Central & South Abaco Sporting FacilityFor youth in Moores Islandwww.FNM2012.orgOver the next 5 years we will: Hubert Ingraham, PM North Abaco Edison Key, MP Central & South Abaco

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May 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 41 Abaco ChiropracticCall Auskell TT oda y: 242-367-0020 ***Ask for D D r. L L ewis Some of the health conditions we see patients for: DD r. Keith LL ewis D D CABACO CHIROPRACTICVisit us on facebook @ Abaco ChiropracticABACO CHIROPRACTICVisit us on facebook @ Abaco Chiropractic ~ TT hursda y (11am-1pm) @ across from Vernons Grocery / next to Munchies~ TT uesday (3:00-5:30 pm) ~ T T hursda y (3:00-5:30 pm) EE mail: DrLewis@HealthyLifeDoctors.com for an appointment! DD r. Mattthew OO rem, DD C Dr. Elaine Lundy -General Practioner Dr. Leviticus Rolle Ms. Sandra Watson Ultrasound Technician, Echocardiogram Dr. Winston Campbell, Ears, Nose & Throat Specialist, Sleep Apnea Dr. Tonya HallGatroenterology Ms. Lightbourne -Ultrasound Dr. Freeman Lockhart -Orthopedic Surgeon Ms. Nikeia Watson Mammogram For Appointments Call 367-0020Extended Care (After Hours) Call 577-0113A General Practitioner is on staff Monday through SaturdayCall Auskell for dates of other doctorsDr. Keith Lewis -Chiropractor Dr. Gerhard Klassen -General surgeon Dr. Augustin Ohueyi Dr. Shamanique Bodie -Gynecologist/ Obstetrician Dr. Ronald Knowles -Obstetrician / Gynecologist Dr. Frumentus Leon Obstetrician Gynecologist Dr. Duranda Ash -Ophthamologist Dr. Paul Hunt Pediatrician, Asthma and Allergy Testing Dr. Edwin Demeritte, Neurologist / Neurophysiologist (Adults & Children) Dr. Michael Caplia Optometrist Dr. Jana Rasmussen Cosmetic Surgeon By Samantha Evans The Kingdom Banner, Dance and Movement Seminar was the title under which Grace Baptist Church hosted their in praise and dance ministry or those perCincinnati, Ohio were the presenters. 18, 2012 at 7pm nightly. On opening restored him. Church Newsdemonstrate the importance of praise and lenges he continued to praise God and min ister to persons even while on his hospital Dr. Lyrica which was eighteen years ago Pastor Bethel said that she is an accomplished woman who is a professional dancer and pastor of thirty-two churches all over the world. She is the president of Sunday, April 15, she presented him with an honorary Doctorate Degree of Divinity which he views as a great honor and privilege. to explain to those present the rule of worpriesthood. She stated that many persons By Jennifer Hudson Christian women of all church denominations gathered at the parish hall of important day for women in the Christian church worldwide. Vernita Davis from Nassau, President of the Bahamas Nation introduced Roseangela Oliveira, Executive Also present from Nassau was Siscer for the National Committee. She explained that the goal of the meeting was to der to get representation for this island on all islands of the Bahamas to get their input with the goal of getting all the islands of the Bahamas involved in praying as a nation for other countries around the world, she stated. After undergoing many developments result of Christian womens involvement in missions at home and in other parts of worldwide movement of Christian women of many traditions who come together to and who have a continuing relationship in prayer service. women in more than 170 countries and is service is held on this day with a special the Bahamas the chance to write the prayer service for that year. On March 1, 2015 women all around The Bahamas every minute of the day from ed three years in advance in order to allow world. A request was made for Christian Prayer and offer their services on the National Committee. opened with devotions and closed with the worship seminars held at Grace Baptistare not coming into the church due to the way many of us live. She said that our lives carry Gods presence with us then others too. how The Garden of Eden was an exten are still praising God the way they used to to say that when a person worships, they should experience Gods glory every time paring ones self to commune with God. too must we prepare for Gods visit especially since he is the King of Kings. Please see Worship Page 18 Dr. Jana RasmussenA Board Certied Plastic SurgeonBased in West Palm BeachWill be available at Auskell Medical Clinic ursday May 17th To provide basic plastic surgery services. Call Auskell to make appointments or contact the Doctor through her website so she will come prepared with the necessary written information, supplies or equipment to provide you service on this date. For more information about credentials and services, request a yer from Auskell Medical Clinic. Auskell Medical Clinic: 367-0020 Website: www.jkrmd.com

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Page 42 Section A The Abaconian May 1, 2012 Cove Estate Duplex $350,000Cove Estate Duplex/House $350,000 Bahama Coral Island (Hill Top) $32,000Vacant Land $115,000 (REDUCED) Atlantis Condo $425,000 (REDUCED)Yellow Cottage and Blue Cottages $250,000 Abaco Shopping Center (next door to A & W Travel) www.mariocareyrealtyabaco.com Email: tgstrachan@maricocareyrealty.com MR Real Estate Agent Real Estate Apprentice ABACO FREIGHTCOURIER SERVICESOcean Air 6671 W Indiantown Rd, Suite 50-456 Jupiter, Florida 33458 Walk-in and special handling nick@abacofreight.com Nick Mazzeo Sids Food StoreGroceries Toiletries Souvenirs Fresh Fruits & Vegetables Frozen Meat Dry and Canned Goods Homemade BreadsWIDE SELECTION FAST EFFICIENT SERVICE Located Near Town Dock, New Plymouth, Green Turtle CayTel: (242) 365-4055 She explained how God had her search her heart to ensure that her motives were pure ages. At the end of the service, she offered individual counseling to those who needed it. On Saturday April 14, church and praise leaders were invited to attend a luncheon at Soul Saving Ministries where they discussed worship in their churches. ing pants, singing hymns and having ones istry. CDs, Executive Concierge for transporta vendor and Soul Saving Ministries for al lowing her to use their facilities and min ship Team. By Mirella Santillo Branch, was held on Saturday, April 14 at ered patio and surrounding area provided ample space for some twenty people who and other tropical plants. Mr. Laville, a native of the island of Dominica, grew up in Nassau where his farm, The Sanctuary, a few years ago. slowly reconstitute a rich, light soil to creplants such as ginger lilies and species of zomes of several plants as giveaways to the orating it with large dramatic shapes and arrangements. Mr. Laville explained that he grew much heat, a lot of humidity and water and organic composted soil. On Dominica, they grow in volcanic soil in the heavy shade of the rain forest. They are forced to grow tall to reach for light. Birds of Paradise can grow up to 10ft there, he said. planted in the same position as the mother plant them, he said. A little fertilizer now quirement. sun. These tropical rain forest plants will with water. Among the species he had displayed were also miniature heliconias which do well indoors. The meeting ended with the cus sharing of the rhizomes. People staid a assortment of Bromeliads and a variety of succulents and cacti among other lush vegetation. President Anita Knowles announced names of four people were mentioned to hold the position of President, VicePresident, Secretary and Treasurer.Horticultural Society meets and announces elections Prophetic Worship worship leadersBy Samantha Evans theme under which Outpouring Ministries ter held April 13-14, 2012 at Soul Saving Ministries. Outpouring Ministries, which a company that focuses on worship expe riences and spiritual development through conferences and seminars. Friday afternoon April 13 at mid-day with many people are going through and the fact of the goodness God is doing in their lives couragement to people during hard times. the results she expected were not seen. hosting similar conferences and no one Church NewsWorship From Page 17 there is an open door to heaven. Dr. Lyrica Believer and how to use their voice, feet and hands to glorify God. clapping hands, smiting the enemy, sing the role of each of these types of praise and how ones deliverance is dependent on she prayed for persons and sold various materials that she said can help with im proving their praise and worship encounter at their various churches.

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May 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 43 Man-O-War Sea to SeaAtlantic Ocean Abaco Sound Choice Man-O-War property, 8.36 acres (willing to divide), 400 feet ocean frontage, about 400 feet on Sea of Abaco. 3 Cottages & highest point on Man-O-War Cay with 360 degree view of 37 cays. Bayside has furnished hill-top home with commanding view & two separate bedrooms with 100 foot dock and breakwa ter. Owner Financing Available. Contact Jack Albury 242-367-2333 / 242-477-5270 or kingofjack@gmail.com Ron-Paul Cabinets Plus MAY MATTRESS SPECIALSQUEEN ORTHOPEDICMattress $270 or 3 pc set $520KING ORTHOPEDICMattress $370 or 3 pc set $710QUEEN PILLOWTOP MATTRESS $510 Memory Foam Mattress Roll-away Beds 20oz Commercial Carpets $11.50 Sq. Yd The Abaconian Crossword PuzzleAcross sharp now smooth 8. pirat es expelled, commerce re stored; Captain ________ 15. Soft or hard inside a coconu t. 16. Pirat e who hid out in Green Tur tle Cay 21. Three-Masted __________Down 4. Salt; Southernmost 5. Gorda made glamorous wood. 14. A m arine hazard that starts in the clouds. Across 2. CORAL Down 3. COOPERS 10. POTCAKE 13. GUAVA 14. FREEPORT 18. SLOOPApril 15 Crossword Answers Enjoy the corssword? Send in your words and clues and maybe see them included next isguess.

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Page 44 Section A The Abaconian May 1, 2012 MUST SELL Great Guana Cay Colonial style commerical building known as Art Cafe situate in the vicinity of the public dock in the settlement of Guana Cay. Appraised $656,000Vacant land lot No. 15 & 17, portion of Orchid Bay Subdivision Property comprises of 7,500 square feet. Appraised $90,000 for both or $45,000 per lot. Marsh Harbour Multi-purpose commercial building known as Faith Convention Center. Multipurpose $1.7 millionMarsh HarbourThis complex consists of ve octagon buildings. Three single storey buildings and two two-storey buildings. Known as Simmons Place. $399,000 For conditions of sale and any other information, please contact: The Commerical Credit Collection Unit at 242-502-1320 or 242-356-1685 or 242-502-0929 or 242-356-1608 Fax: 242-356-1638 Interested persons should submit offers in writing addressed to: The Manager, The Commercial Credit Collection Unit P.O. Box N 7518, Nassau, Bahamas Crossing RocksTwo Storey Commercial Building comprises of First Floor 4 (1) bed 1 bath and six ofces, restaurant and shops. Second Floor 10 units (1) bed (1) bath North Side of Main Rd. Appraisal TBAMarsh Harbour Two Storey Commercial Building Complex contains 10 commercial units Don MacKay Blvd, Marsh Harbour. Appraisal $953,970 Customer docking Homemade bread Complete line of groceries Frozen foods, fresh fruits & vegetables Block & crushed iceGreen Turtle Cay Ph. 242-365-4171 Fax 365-4072Located on the harbour front Groceries All you need & more! Fruit & Vegetables Canned Goods Dairy Products Frozen FoodsPhone or Fax : 366-2022Mon. Fri. 7:30am 6pm l Sat 7:30am7pmThe Place to be is Cherokee!Cherokee Food FairAdvance ballot excludes the Family IslandsBy Timothy Roberts the Parliamentary Elections Act for perthe date of the election it does not include Commissioner Errol Bethel. This revelation came after voters on the date of the recently announced general dents who have planned to travel during Politics and GovernmentPolice warn against political posters By Canishka Alexander An impromptu meeting was called Stations conference room regarding the destruction of political placards and paramunities. After receiving numerous calls ards that were left to litter the streets. Police Station; and Det. Sgt. 2377 Christopher Farquharson, head of the Central address the matter. placards. litical paraphernalia, whether its for the or molested with, and so it is a concern are good people to refrain from destroy ing other partys paraphernalia. So lets go out and have a wonderful season of genplatforms. Det. Sgt. Farquharson called the defacement and destruction of posters a criminal offense and pointed out that such Penal Code Chapter 84. The offense carries a penalty of two years imprisonment for material damage to any land, animal, tions immature and childish, and warned that those who are caught engaging in such extent of the law. organize armed robbery presentation Seven of eight robberies in 2012 have been solvedBy Canishka Alexander place on April 11 at the Magistrates Court of the Community Relations Section; Sgt. Randolph Deleveaux from the Central Detective Unit in Nassau. Throughout the presentation, the and what not to during and after an armed lighthearted as he mentioned that seven of suspicious vehicles, avoiding routines, phasized the gravity and danger that are frightening was the short amount of time told them to ensure their personal safety a comprehensive list of things to remem during his presentation. immediately. Step Two, requires that the third step is preserving the area where the the names and contact information of em ed. Lastly, and most importantly, do not the police. The seminar ended with a Closed Circuit Television and Security presentation, and question and answer session. One resident, who wishes to remain anonymous, received response to the indid not include family islands. The voter wished a safe trip. that time. they are prepared to see how they can ac commodate someone providing they travel to Nassau to register at the Parliamentary See suspicious activity? Call 919 to Prevent Crime. -Entrepreneur Watch Crossword PuzzleCommunity Calendar-abaconiannews@gmail.com

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May 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 45 By Canishka Alexander Administrator Cephas Cooper served as Administrator, will team up with Lavon administrator for Green Turtle Cay. Cooper then went down the list of locate their Election Guides and as well as mentary Elections Act 2012. to the registration and enrollment of overseas voters and the voting procedure for citizens of The Bahamas located in mem hamas, Bahamians will vote on May 1 in on election guidelines Politics and GovernmentAdministrator Cooper added that for plied to vote in the advanced polls, their tallied along with the other votes. a lot of requests; however, there are spe servers to view the electoral process come May 7. Left: Senior Island Administrator Cephas Cooper addresses the group of roughly 140 mation session. Also present to assist with tor Benjamin Pinder, North Abaco Admin istrator Theophilus Cox and Senior Deputy mian election where absentee ballots will be counted.Armed robber apprehendedBy Canishka Alexander According to Sgt. 2377 Christopher sult of their investigation it led them to a Farquharson was assured that some peace sau.

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Page 46 Section A The Abaconian May 1, 2012 Big Cat EquipmentRentals: Services: Abaco Glass CompanyWindow Glass and Mirrors Cut and Installed Screens Made and Repaired Commercial Store Fronts Installed and ReplacedYale WindowsDon MacKay Blvd. 367-2442 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 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 Want More BUSINESS? Then what are you waiting for?Promote your Business by Placing a Business Classied. Contact Us For More Information 367-3200 or email abaconiannews@gmail.com Business Service Directory Politics and GovernmentThe PLP opened its satellite head evening of April 24. The crowd gathered short speech es were V. Alfred Gray, The Right Perry Christie. Mr. Christie, along with Mr. Gray in sandy Point on their way to a rally in Grand Bahama that same evening. A group of PLP supporters from Sandy Point and other communities of Cen the Sandy Point airstrip in anticipation of the arrival of Mr. Christie. Gary Sawyer was present to greet Mr. Christie when he arrived crowd pushed former Prime Ministers hand on to the Sandy ny. who is desparate. Mr. Gray continued, ment and insisted the PLP could lead social and economic recovery for the country. the people he would, if elected, follow Mr. Sawyer. Mr. Sawyer claimed that he understood Edison Key, the current of Parliament for Central and told his supports that Gary Sawyer was ow, referring to Mr. Sawyers similar campaign Christie attends PLPs Sandy Point rally has done as your MP. Perry Christie to the stage. Mr. Christie as sured Mr. constituents that the FNM would lose the May 7 election and he wanted to see Gary as their MP in the South and Renardo Curry, the PLP candidate running ests of this country, he told the crowd. Mr. Christie told the crowd that different and to ensure the PLP would not hama for the rally occurring there. RenarFood and refreshments were served rally continued as police cleared the street through Sandy Point. Abaco, greets the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie at the Sandy Point airport. Left to right: Police Supt. Noel Ive done more and South Abaco as his shadow than he has done as your MP. where is the money going this?Votes From Page 11 Bahamas will have me. competing for 4,424 votes according to the The Abaconian reminds its readers to vote. our collective voices heard. Dont be silent on May 7.Four charged with By Timothy Roberts hamian and United States authorities four men were captured and charged with steal rina in the morning hours of April 22. The engines. Superintendent of Police Noel Curry and the entire staff Royal Bahamas Police U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Customs and Border Patrol, D.E.U Grand Bahama, Lucaya Central Detective Unit Grand Bahama, Marine Support Unit Grand Bahama, Royal Bahamas Defense Force Grand Bahama

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May 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 47 PROPERTY & HOUSES FOR SALE PROPERTY & HOUSES FOR SALE RENTAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTS RENTAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTS WANTED TO BUYWanted to Buy: Commercial Properties or Houses and Land For Rent and For Sale Great Cistern, Great Cistern, Call 475-4848 Guana Cay, Hope Town, Specialist A collection of upscale for special occasions, reunions, honeymoons. www.hopetown.com Marsh Harbour, water included, $1100/mo. Call Mrs. Green at 367-2660 Marsh Harbour, Gov Sub apt central A/C, newly renovated, fully furnished. 5086 after 5 p.m Marsh Harbour, Cove Estates, fully furnished apt. $800/month. Call 4754848 Minimum for 3 lines in one issue $10 Picture and 4 lines $25 B&W Additional lines at $2 per line Colored Photo additional $20 Spot Color highlight on wording, additional $10 Call 242-367-3200 Fax 242-367-3677 Email: abaconiannews@gmail.com Marsh Harbour, views, pool, great location on Pelican Shores, Call 367-2337 or 577-5272 Marsh Harbour, Regattas, Marsh Harbour, views, near restaurants. $1,250/mo. Call 3762252 Marsh Harbour, Sweetings Village, Marsh Harbour, Sweetings Village, 1 Location-Location-Location, Never Before Offered. The only 16+/acres in private appointment only. Bahama Palm Shores, lot for sale, 100 x 150, at main entrance, water well complete and ready for BEC. $36,000. Call 458-1144 Cherokee Hill Top, lot # 16, approximately 10,000 square feet. Call 357-6883 Elbow Cays 366-0224 or fax 242-366-0434. On the inter net at www.hopetown.com Elbow Cays only private gated community, Marnies Landing. Elevated 1/2 acre parcel. Lubbers Quarters, terfronthome.com or call 366-3147 Marsh Harbour, 4,000 sq. ft. triplex for Treasure Cay Canal front property with 111 REDUCED TO Treasure CayBeach Villa #646. Near Beach, cellent Buy. Call 225-3211 NEW COLOR OPTIONS FOR YOUR CLASSIFIEDCall 367-3200 Fax 367-3677 Double Glass Door Freezer, Reduced to Watermaker S&K, $3,500 Replacement $10,000. Call Richard Minimum for 3 lines in one issue $10 Picture and 4 lines $25 B&W Additional lines at $2 per line Colored Photo additional $20 Spot Color high light on wording, additional $10 Call 242-367-3200 Fax 242-367-3677 Email: abaconiannews@gmail.com BOATS AND MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE BOATS AND MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE SERVICES MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY 21 Contender, all original hull with 225hp, 21 Polar Center Console, 22 Hobie TriFoiler, 23 Albury Brothers Classic, 24 Formula, call 577-0340 30 Island Hopper fast, full Raymarine electronics, custom layCall 365-6633 34 Mainship, 39 Searay, 2 staterooms, 2 heads, full galley, BOATS AND MARINE ITEMS FOR SALEMercury 90HP Engine, practically new. $5500 OBO. Call 367-3202 or 357-6836 fect cond. $2,100 US OBO. Call 365-8513 13 Boston Whaler; Wedding & Events Sales Representative. Must have at least 4 years Wanted PADI Divemaster or Rescue Diver ity a plus Only drug free Bahamian appli cants need apply. Accommodations provided. 242 365 5178 rience Accommodations provided. Send resume to Items for Sale, Commercial Service, Cars & Boats Wow! Thats Really Clean! needs. Call 551-5226 WANTED TO BUYWanted! Boat Trailer, NEW COLOR OPTIONS FOR YOUR CLASSIFIEDCall 367-3200 Fax 367-3677

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May 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 1 VOLUME 20 NUMBER 9 MAY 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 Albury Higgs is best swimmer in her division in entire Caribbean By Mirella Santillo Ministry of Tourism and Aviations representatives including the Deputy Director of Tourism, Mr. Ellison Thompthe Media, United Airline personnel from Nassau and Florida, and a delegation of Silver Airways Executives and employees, tional Airport in the afternoon of April 12. They were there to witness the arrival 340B plus from Fort Lauderdale. On its infrom the Murphy Town Superstars, as it came to a stop. Upon the aircrafts touchdown, the delegation of Silver Airways greeted the such a fun spectacle.Please see Silver Page 10 Six gold medals, two silver and one bronze. Albury went to CARIFTA this year to win. The Abaconian called her in for an interview: see page 17. On April 13 and 14, despite poor weather conditions, teams of anglers competed in the For the story, please see page 16.

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Page 2 Section A The Abaconian May 1, 2012 unitedabacoshippingco@coralwave.com By Jennifer Hudson The Kidney Centre, located on Don south of the Government Clinic, opened much-needed service to patients in need of dialysis. Dr. Ronald Knowles, owner of the Kidney Centre, expressed how happy the community. all the way up to Crown ry across to Freeport or sau to receive the treatment they needed. for them; it was very expensive and they had to spend time away from their families centre here. This is very satisfying for us, he explained. undergo dialysis here all of whom had to previously travel to Grand Bahama or Nassau except for one who is a new patient so has fortunately never had to leave home for treatment. with each patient attending three times a sitting on alternate days. The centre presexpand to eight. tients in one sitting and will operate three shifts a day. This means that the centre will have the capacity to cater to 48 patients a more than enough for some time, stated Dr. Knowles. The registered nurse in charge is house in Nassau then at the Kidney Centre get information on the patients during their treatments and even have a face-to-face were undergoing their dialysis treatments, while chatting with each other and watch ing a program on two large television environment, all of the piping and drainchemicals so the unit has its own reverse osmosis system. People driving past the new Kidney Centre cannot have missed nochanges ones whole life so we wanted to out so that it would present cheerfulness ing that cheerfulness, he stated. front which serves as an additional waiting tem from inside the centre so that waiting Kidney Centre Limited in New Providence thirty years ago on Collins Avenue, and that is when Dr. Knowles decided to Central Abaco Kidney Centre provides dialysis on AbacoPlease see Kidney Page 5 It is all very high-tech the centre will have the capacity to cater to 48 patients a week

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May 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 5 By Samantha Evans Curly Tails on Easter Monday, April 10, ly Mareus. The event was held to raise money for her mounting medical expenses. She has had multiple seizures, the last one of which left her in a coma from which she is now recovered. According to Melanies mother, Darlene Mareus, her daughter has Central AbacoKidney From Page 2 satellite of the Freeport unit. to get the word out to anyone in the com munity in need of dialysis that this facility was no facility here to accommodate their prevented from doing so due to the need and all they have to do is call the centre to Centre is 367 3310. not understand why these sudden seizures started. On the day of her last seizure Mela the doctor on call. Once she was put on nie is now in the general ward of Princess have to undergo surgery so that the doctors can put a cap on her leg to prevent the age which has left her paralyzed from the or near full recovery. Never-the-less, the to live. turn her head and respond with smiling eyes to her favorite music on her iPod are clear signs that she is on the road to recovery. The dinner held on Monday night dinner was $50 and included a choice of two soups, a salad, four choices of entre lington, Asian Mango Grouper, or Eggapple Coconut Mousse for dessert. The moderator for the evening was Shelly Austin who volunteered her services to support this event. She gave the audi ence an overview of the evenings event and an update on Melanies condition. Those in attendance got to meet Darlene and applaud her employers and owners of ald, for graciously spearheading the event for Melly. Band, who also volunteered themselves to the cause. Also performing with them was According to Mr. McDonald, they had a she has had surgery. Ms. Mareus has to pay someone to care for her child while in hospital and she travels to Nassau every her that she is loved. To prepare for her to come home, Melly will need a wheel chair Additional support is needed for a daily care giver, speech therapist, physi cal therapist, further testing and travel in the United States for other medical needs. The services of a carpenter are needed Ms. Mareus will also need the support and monitoring of critical care physicians so that Melly can remain seizure free when even harder for this young mother. Ms. Mareus stated that this experience has changed her life. She stated that those little things that once got her upset, ter anymore. Through it all, she had to and close friends, the McDonalds, for their love and constant support. entire island and Bahamas aware of the incident and what is needed to help Melanie. needed. Until then, Ms. Mareus will perodds. Above: Darlene Mareus (left) and Shelly Austin (right) address the crowd at Curly Tails during the event for Ms. Mareus daughter.

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Page 6 Section A The Abaconian May 1, 2012 Central AbacoSpring City Dealers Sports ClubBy Samantha Evans Eriel Delancy is a resident of Spring ago called Spring City Dealers Sports give the youth of Spring City some positive things to engage in. structured the practices to focus on a parevery sport each practice. soon. good enough at their sport of choice to get scholarships to high school or college. veloped, he stated that he comes from a family of great athletes and was raised to complete. also hoping to get some equipment donated from the Ministry of Sports in the coming enough to handle such occurrences. BahamaHost pro this spring By Canishka Alexander The Ministry of Tourism is offering on May 10. Approximately 17 people are enrolled in the training programme, which is geared toward teaching its participants civics, economics and places of interest. portant role that tourism plays in our econ omy, and the ways in which the Ministry of Tourism promotes The Bahamas. There is also a section that focuses on effective communication, improving ones customer Moreover, the programme also provides a foundation for all other industry training and is used to promote service excellence in The Baha mas. Programme, said that all people in serexplained that a letter was sent out to all government agencies encouraging people industry. we are all giving service, and we should all No matter where we are working, we are all giving service National Arts Festival Adjudications held in AbacoBy Jennifer Hudson The 2012 E. Clement Bethel Naing Secretary for the National Arts Festi who studied at the Conservatoire de Mulist with the Bahamas National Symphony Carroll, renowned dancer and owner of the Lawrence Carroll Dance Academy. Valentine Maura, seasoned actor and forclasses and professional artist, Mr. Alan P. At each school Ms. Cartwright tionwide competition so you are not only Please see Art Page 7 Central Abaco Primary School student Joey Sands sings the gospel song "Tomorrow" and scores the highest points that day on April 17. Photo -Eric Rose

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May 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! over the country. To win is a huge honour. pointment this year over the decline in the Some schools which had participated in previous years did not do so and in most of the schools which did, there were few schools are losing focus, stated music adthat many of the more experienced peris such an opportunity for the children. Central AbacoArt From Page 6 and the high standard of the entries. The selections. distinction and honours categories. Two students were told that so far they are the leaders in their class nationwide, though some national winners, stated Ms. Cartwright, organizing secretary. Four of the teachers from the school entered one of the classes as a male quartet, singing the song ing performance earned them a standing ovation from the audience and very high your students, she told them. The drama performances and encouraged the students, ful career. also had some high scorers in the catego ries of solo singing and liturgical dance. The community classes were held were very impressed with the high level of entries, all of which were in the music First grade children from St. Francis de Sales perform their choral speaking during the National Arts Festival Adjucations. festival alive. did through constructive commentary and ments are made. to encourage more participation next year.Airport construction continuesOctober deadline approachesFES Construction continues its progThe new airport is over 51,000 square feet. This is 47,685 square feet larger than the current terminal, nearly 144 percent larger, and should provide enough room control tower with the crash rescue facility. contractors and government inspectors. ing prepped for painting, tiling and ceiling

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Page 8 Section A The Abaconian May 1, 2012 The Abaconian Bradley M. Albury Editor-in-Chief AB 20213 Marsh Harbour Abaco, The BahamasLogo Photo Credit: Tuppy Weatherford Reporters/Freelance Contributors: Canishka Alexander, Samantha Evans, Jennifer Hudson, Timothy Roberts, Mirella Santillo, Rashida Murray, Lee Pinder Phone 242-367-3200 FAX 242-367-3677 AbaconianNews@gmail.com Subscribe NOW Order form on Page 9 Abacos most complete newspaper.2022 Aero Circle New Smyrna Beach FL. 321687,500 copies Published twice monthlyFree at over 100 Abaco locations from Grand Cay to Moores Is. Subscription rates: $20.00 Abaco $25 other Bahamas (One Year) $45.00 USA $65 Canada airmail $95.00 UK, Europe & Caribbean surface Order The Abaconian Today March 2012Name Address Address City St. Postal code + Country E-mail (or Fax) (for renewal) 24 issues US$ 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: 2022 Aero Circle, New Smyrna Beach, FL, 32168 or: P.O. Box AB 20213, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, The Bahamas If you want to renew this gift next year, please give us your address below Why subscribe?The Abaconian will keep you informed on issues such as: From the Editor's Desk // Crawfish Whips following the rallies and street meets and parties and weve had little chance to cover victorious. their lives out there. The gap is still huge ing point and many have closed shop. But its delicate. larger and more diverse place than we give thing underneath the doom and desperation years. But its a whisper. close the whole house of cards came to it as a recession. But a simple recession doesnt drive entire countries, such as our But as for The Bahamas, we surcalm ourselves saying that everything is out of our hands. The weather is out of sures. storm. Now, do we have the strength and teach our children frugality and wisdom; and help them understand how close to the in the eye of the storm with more ruin on things are too urgent. tive wisdom that will advance our country. Our dependency on tourism is easy and has the point where we stop teaching our chil industry and when we start teaching them my perhaps we can change our mindsets. portunity as a country and as communities to start over. and now we have a say on how it goes communities. But it will start as a whisper. But it can grow to a roar.Features in This Issue:Community Calendar: Section A Page 9 Crossword Puzzle: Section B Page 19 Letters to The Editor: Section A Pages 9 Entrepreneur Watch: Section A Page 19 Artist Highlight: Section A Page 11 Visitors Guide: Section A Page 23 Rental Home List: Section A Page 22 Classifieds: Section B Pages 22 & 23 Tech Support: Section A Page 21 Like the editorials? Hate them? Write me a letter and Ill be happy to publish it.bradleyalbury@gmail.com

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May 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 9 Dear Editor, a common occurrence to see young chil dren running up and down the street from "sponsorship" money from tourist and looccur to myself and others that these chil dren were in fact, showing up quite often, running up to people in large groups all sitting on my porch that some of these chil that the children not come onto my porch and what the sponsorship money was for, ry and they were collecting money for a please not solicit customers on my porch ting up into a smaller group as they could not always expect one person to donate to 5 different people at the same time. fundraisers for school trips and activities for sports activities to Nassau and other trips throughout the Bahamas, something suspicious, though they were polite, they ed to the children and what they said. The this was not the case,there was no school sanctioned trip nor fundraiser going on. She then put me on hold for a few minutes questioned the Principal and he said the out what grade they were in or what their fundraisers or at the very least purchase a important to the future of our Bahamaland and perhaps this is why this incident upsets me so much. The idea that these children, dren a good life, opportunities and the fun memories we all cherish from our own is wrong. thoughtful community where people often do not mind sparing a few dollars here and aware that this sort of thing goes on, this the parents, schools or community. to raise funds for my school should the had animals on the side of the road across from dren are doing, encourage then to follow the right path, they must soon realize as we way to get ahead, not lying and cheating that their reputations are important and raising the children in this community. Fiyou donate your funds too. As a donor, what these children used the money for and others will as well. this, Ashley Sands was feeling stagnant, undervalued and transferring to a new school reshape my All-Age School, a school of 156 students, standing that the concept of equal educa tion for all is an ideal indeed. Every single day the cry is money and with little money and grand ideas. Mr. Determination, Creyouve got. For instance, there is a larger cadre there were more than enough teachers to rade seven years in a row felt effortless. wore the hat of secretary, choreographer, cian, and fundraising committee chairper to cut out letters and leftover crepe paper Letters to the Editor inforced the point that in this environment of staging a theatrical performance. At immediately following this there is a sigh. Fortunately, Mr. Creativity has al out of the classroom and into old dusty event a success then into the community for plywood to construct a stage, nails and hammer, microphone stands, wire and curtains. Our Christmas production was a success as a result of a communal effort, a good move. For starters, this environ Furthermore, if you are a creative dont mind a little sweat (well a lot of where the need is greater. My thoughts on teaching in the out islands The Abaconian Community Calendar April 27 May 15 April 27 April 28 April 29

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Page 10 Section A The Abaconian May 1, 2012 Central Abaco a mandate, said CEO of Silver Airways, One of the changes was to adopt the There was no interruption of service Nassau and sat on the tarmac during the month with one new aircraft added every Silver Airways presently offers six to Fort Lauderdale, a daily service from Another advantage, according to Mr. said, the company is prepared to pass on to As people regained their seats under the tent, champagne was served. A wel come address the Administra tor from South tioned that the enlargement of the airport, the of the airstrips and the addi tion of new air wished the new company every success. the advantages of the new aircraft, such overhead luggage space, lavatories and ternational Airlines, which served the is The Murphy Town Superstars parades in front of Silver Airways Spirit of The Bahamas disembarking were greeted with colourful festivities.Silver From Page 1 are here to stay. that Silver Airways was partnering with The Deputy Director of Tourism, who of The Bahamas that morning, praised Mr. Richardson. na Laroda, another employee of the airline, Kate Krates, Corporate Communication and Mr. Richardson, armed with a large ployees were the happy winners. greet the passengers disembarking Silver the delighted visitors.

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May 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 11 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 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 Donald SeasWe 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 New Listing 3B/2B Beautiful home with amazing views located in White Sound, Elbow Cay with private dock. Rental History! $1.15M The Abaconian Presents Artist HighlightIn an effort to encourage local artists and spur creativity, The Abaconian will attempt to feature community talents every month. This feature will not be strictly for painters. If you are, or know someone who is, a gifted musician, photographer, sculptor, craft-maker or painter we would love to hear from you. This is your chance to be known. Or if you are already known, this is your chance to share with the up-and-comers. Contact abaconiannews@gmail.com or 367-3200. driftwood and stones to create his art. has a diesel engine and will replace a similar one that is gas. The truck has a 1000-gallon other community. Old truck to be donated The Bahamas National Trust trains eco divers in Abaco Press Release recently facilitated an Eco Diver training Marine Protected Areas. The BNT is velopment and Effective Management of ment plans for the six marine protected artected area managers (BNT, Department community involvement, and increase local capacity to assist with evaluation and monitoring. The Eco Diver training course was protected areas. Participants were trained in coral reef monitoring protocols that are recognized internationally and facilitated tropical coral reefs. Participants in the course held in Bahamas Customs, Department of Ma rine Resources, Bahamas Marine Mam mal Research Organization, Dive Guana included classroom lectures, written exams Alley reefs located within the new Fowl Please see Eco Page 13

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May 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 13 Eco From Page 11 The participation of local volunteers is critical to managing the health of coral rine protected areas supports reef sustain of reef monitoring to measure the effects itoring changes through data collection within a reefs ecosystem is necessary for reef survival and overall health. that accurate information is reported and changes that reefs may have experienced dives to review the collected data to ensure The training of trainers session conducted earlier this year in New Providence was suping from the mental Facility ing a Sustain of Marine Pro tected Areas. The marine protected grant funding from The United Nations Environment assistance from Dive Guana Enterprises. For more information on the Reef Trust and how you can get involved visit The BNT facilitated an Eco Diver training course in Abaco for seven bury, Kendria Ferguson; (bottom row left to right) Lakeshia Anderson, By Jennifer Hudson Championships held in Nassau on April 21. All of the aco athletes who competed won a medal. al count stood at six gold, six silver and two Abaco Judo Club among best in the country Sportsin the National Championships which is a feather in the cap for the team and a testa Of the only three females who competed, said Coach Lill. They trained hard all Our team won more gold and silver medals than any other in the country,Please see Judo Page 16

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Page 16 Section A The Abaconian May 1, 2012 STANDARD HARDWARE Lumber & Plumbing Supplies email: standardhardware@netbusiness.com Let Standard help you plant your Spring ideas! Lawnmowers Trimmers Chainsaws Irrigation Hoses We stock a wide variety of HappyMothers Day Judo From Page 13 Sportsplayers in the opening rounds. medals than any other in the country, a are especially proud of the new students, fore. Ben Belotte GOLD Brad Cooper GOLD Maximus Andrews GOLD Desmond Bootle GOLD By Timothy Roberts one day of the tournament. The tourna During the awards ceremony they paused for a moment of silence in memory Despite the high winds and overcast other locations. This years Grand Champion is Rod Armstrong won top team honors. The Chris Bunton won the Top Lady Angler an extra special memory. dation fund the research to cure CF. Mr. Elliss daughter, Nicole, who her early teens. They determined that they From that tournament came the name year and more importantly, introduced CF rada in the Florida Keys. several million dollars toward CF research the life expectancy now around 37 years of age. Recently scientists have developed improvements for CF patients, and they expect will arrest the effects of CF. Mr. Ellis said he hopes that one day a cure for a different disease and that next

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May 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 17 bahamian cuisine on Hope Towns waterfrontBar Opens Daily 10 a.m.Closed on TuesdaysHappy Hour 5 6 p.m .Lunch & Dinner Daily ICE RENTAL BIKES A Tribute to Captain Joe MaggioSubmitted by Sid Dawes Sadly, this community lost a good friend and advocate suddenly on Friday, a Bahamian at heart. Corps and later graduated from the University of Miami. After graduating, he spent many years in the US Army Special Forces his love of the water and the sea. After his military service he wrote on some of his exploits while he served his country. Later, he traveled through Europe their two children, Dean and Bahama, and at Dinner Key Marina for many years. ture Sea Base Boy Scout program which continues to this day. program here in The Bahamas. UnfortuHiggs takes top points highlighting in the coming issues, was part 12, twenty countries competed with two swimmers representing each country. The in every event she swam in. She did earn her plate, six of them, indicate a star ath come easy. The eighth-grader spent nearly every team with the aim of improving on her last medals. A meager sum compared to the dreams. travelled with her. Elroy McBride, Shane missed. Joe Maggio missed by many stance, Mr. Maggio was instrumental in the opening and maintenance of the Man O rently residing in the museum. Apart from Call The Abaconian when you know news is happening: 367-3200

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Page 18 Section A The Abaconian May 1, 2012 Enjoy great dining at Anglers Restaurantor casual fare at our famous pool bar both at the waters edge in Marsh Harbour KaraokeTuesday night by the Pool Bar starting at 8 pm. Rake n ScrapeDance with Brown Tip every Friday night starting at 8:30 pm. Calypso NightClint Sawyer LIVE every Saturday night at 8:30 pm. Stephen ColebrookEnjoy Stephens versatile piano music and vocals Wednesday through Sunday.Contact us at 367-2158www.AbacoBeachResort.com 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.comBahamian Breakfast Sat. & Sun.Enjoy a delicious dinner with usSea Spray will pick up from Hope Town Happy Hour Daily 5 pm 6 pmOpen Year RoundCome lounge at The Helm, our indoor barBoat House Restaurant Sunday Night BBQ Buffet Kids under 13, half price LIVE MUSIC by: Brown Tip Rake N Scrape Every Sunday 6:30 pm 9 pm A CelebrationOf Wally Smiths life Will be held at Wallys Restaurant on May 6th from 4 to 6 p.m. Maureen welcomes all who Wish to come by and share their Memories of her father By Timothy Roberts Twenty local entrepreneurs were presented with their grants as a part of the the rest of The Bahamas. The grantees were provided with documents that told them that they were ac cepted into the program and the grants will per said the grants are not given directly to pliers. meant to encourage the aspirations of BaBusinessresents an investment of over $150,000 in these grantees. nities in the future. Mr. Cooper wished the group all the Twenty Abaconians granted Jump StartsStanding L-R in photo :Ashley Smith Sr., Elliot Sawyer, Owen Taylor, Rudy Rolle, Terry Rolle, Annalise Coakley, Bekera Taylor, Lucinda McIntosh, Mr. Hall, Johnnie Knowles, Augustine Williams cense, Cephas Cooper Island Administrator, Joan Knowles, Minister Princess WilliamsSchooner Bay Schooner Bay is currently employcommunity. large pieces of equipment are involved in Schooner Bays goal is to have 30 homes square feet, are currently under construc tion. der construction throughout the communi ty, this new infrastructure installation will community center, the Lodge is situated on Lodge is aimed to attract high-net-worth visitors. Schooner Bay is currently planning Own a Business? Doing something your community? Call The Abaconian: 367-3200

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May 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 19 Entrepreneur Watch BusinessChic KidzBy Samantha Evans Chic Kidz opened its doors in Dundas ing such as Ralph Lauren, Carters, Osh Kosh BGosh, character clothing and the Cool Kids line of clothing. But she also pleasers. She carries undies and casual wear wear, footwear and educational reading drens parties and functions as well. She egant, Trendy Sophistication. She is open Monday to Thursday 10am to 5pm and Fridays and Saturdays M & D Beauty SuppliesBy Samantha Evans Ladies Clothing is located in the Leanies Rolle, offers a great deal of items to meet the needs of the growing community. She specializes in human and synthetic hair, mens formal and casual clothing, such as Polo and Tommy. She also carries styl ish clothing for women. Mens sizes range from S to 2XL and women sizes range from S to 3XL. inventory. She is open every day and can Stone McEwan performing at the Hope Town Inn and Marinas bar and grill opening.Hope Town Inn & Marina opens pool bar and grill of Stone McEwan. According to manager complete with rooms and other amenities. rooms. The expansion of the additional resort area, which includes additional rooms, should conclude within thirty days. than most guests and residents are used to. Below: pool bar and grill area at Hope Town Inn and Marina.

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Page 20 Section A The Abaconian May 1, 2012 ROCK imported & local SAND imported & local 8 CONCRETE BLOCKS 50LBS BAGS ROCK & SAND Abacos cornerstone to constructionVisit our modern facility on the Murphy Town Water Front beside Parkers Landing Precious Memories will linger forMany, many more family and friends. merly of Sanaco died at the Princess MarNassau, New Providence on Thursday, April 12th, Remembering Family and Friends2012. host of other relatives and friends. Funeral Service for the Late George Nathaniel Levarity, 77 years of Thomp son Court, and Formerly held on Saturday April 21st, St. Agnes Anglican Church, Road. Revd. rity Pinder of Freeport, Grand Bahama; Minerva Benson; Nephews; Nieces and Many other family and friends. Funeral Service for Cecil Alexander Mills, 82, of Archers Boulevard Dundas April 13th, was held on Saturday 21st, at Friendnacle Church Central Pines Mills assisted neth Knowles ward, Althea, Elvert and Lofton Mills Desiree Deveaux, Max, Ashton Brown, Denzil Mills, Nicholas, Daryl, Sierra Thompson, Lacarcio Curry, Theshad, Shaquille Murray, Deangelo, Orlando, Olivia, Mills, and other relatives and friends. Schemer of and formerly Street, who died March 27th at his residence, was held on Satnational Kemp Road. Bishop Andrew O. to cherish his memories and legacy are his Giltlert. Fifteen Sisters, Sixteen Brotheron Smith, Terrinique Destiny, Nacoia, Five Brothers-in-law; and a host of other

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May 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 21 Hope Town, Abaco, Bahamas Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas VHF 16www.seahorseboatrentals.comComplimentary Pick Up & Delivery tions reached all new highs with the release of the highly infectious Mac virus user while control and access to all information contained on the computer is given larly dangerous as they require no input from the user themselves. By simply visiting an infected site the virus self-downloads and installs remov warnings were delivered via Apple them 500,000 detected infections to 600,000 in the span of one hour with over half of the found that Mac users are in fact much less ing system is fully secure. This then leads Mac community allowing an increasing amount of malware and viruses access to unsecured systems. that all Mac users protective themselves via anti-virus software and regularly in order to save your private data. A visit to your local technician will also allow you to go over all preventative measures so your data stays secure on your apple device. Tech SupportBrought to you by: Science & Tech Mac users received a wakeup call this year as Mac based grocery and spirits shopping component their products for sale online. Eric Russell parcel delivery service, handles deliveries of the ordered products. The online ordering allows shoppers if this is the case, along with pricing. The online shopping service is cur

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Page 22 Section A The Abaconian May 1, 2012 Area Code 242 unless listed otherwise Island-wide Abaco ListingsAbaco Cottage + 114 hse 366-0576 Abaco Vacation Planner + 25 hse 367-3529CherokeeLee Pinder + 3 hse 366-2053 Marina Albury Cottages 5 cottages 366-2075Grand CayRosies Place 352-5458Green Turtle Cay Barefoot Homes 14 hse 577-4092 Bluff House Club 12 units 365-4247 Cocobay Cottages 6 cott 800-752-0166 Green Turtle Club 35 rm 365-4271 Island Properties + 34 hse 365-4047 New Plymouth Inn 9 rm 365-4161 Ocean Blue Properties + 34 365-4636 Other Shore Club 365-4226 Roberts Cottages 3 cott 365-4105 Guana CayDive Guana + 11 hse 365-5178 Dolphin Bch Resort 4 rm 10 cott. 365-5137 Guana Sunset Beach 13 units 365-5133 Ocean Frontier 6 cott 519-389-4846 Wards Landing 4 units 904-982-2762 Ruth Sands + 9 hse 365-5140Hope TownAbaco Inn 22 rm 366-0133 Crystal Villas 5 villas 321-452-0164 Elbow Cay Prop + 53 hse 366-0035 Hope T Harb Lodge 25 rm 366 0095 Hope T Hideaways + 63 hse 366-0224 Hope Town Inn 6 rm 4 Villas 366-0003 Hope T Villas + 3 hse 366-0266 Lighthouse Rentals 4 cott 366-0154 Sea Gull Cottages + 4 hse 366-0266 Sea Spray Resort 6 villas 366-0065 Tanny Key + 43 hse 366-0053 Turtle Hill 4 villas 366-0557Hotels and House Rental AgentsLubbers QuartersSea Level Cottages 4 hse 366-3121Man-O-WarIsland Home Rentals + 2 hse 365-6048 Schooners Landing 5 condos 365-6072 Waterway Rentals + 14 hse 365-6143 Marsh Harbour areaAbaco Beach Resort 82 rms 367-2158 Abaco Real Estate + 6 hse 367-2719 Abaco Towns 16 apts 367-0148 Ambassador Inn 6 rms 367-2022 Bustick Bight Resort 8 rms 367-3980 Conch Inn 9 rms 367-4000 Living Easy + 16 hse 367-2202 Island Breezes Motel 8 rms 367-3776 Lofty Fig Villas 6 eff 367-2681 Pelican Beach Villas 6 cott 367-3600 Regattas 32 apts 577-6764 HG Christie + 11 hse 367-4151Sandy PointOeishas Resort 366-4139 Pete & Gays Resort 14 rm 366-4119 Rickmons Bonefishing 10 rm 800-628-1447Spanish CaySpanish Cay Resort 18 rm 6 hse 365-0083Treasure CayBahama Beach Club 88 units 365-8500 Brigantine Bay Villas 5 units 877-786-8455 Treasure Cay Resort + 95 rms 365-8801 Marks Bungalows 4 units 365-8506 Abaco Estate Services 365-8752Turtle RockVillas at Palmetto Beach 3 villas 262-820-1900 Wood CayTangelo Hotel 14 rm 1 villa 365-2222Web Sites with Abaco Information http://www.abaconian.com http://www.abacoinet.com http.//www.abacoinfo.com http.//www.abacocottage.com + agents with multiple cottages and houses http://www.abacos.com http://www.oii.net http://www.bahamas.comRev. March 2012Honesty and Quality You Can Count On242-357-6532 Dock ConstructionResidential and Commercial Customized to suit your lifestyleBoat LiftsSales and Service And Much More...Offering unsurpassed attention to detail with almost two decades of hands on experienceContact us today! www.lbtmarine.combthompson@lbtmarine.comCell: 242-357-6532 Ph/Fax: 242-367-2704 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 Happy Birthday DaveDave Ralphs birthday is April 27, the same day this edition of The Abaconian arrives on Abaco. It was too good a coincidence for memorate that fact and thank him for his tireless efforts in serving Abaco. We here at The Abaconian wish you all the best. -Image courtesy of Nelson Ranger // Images by Alexander.

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May 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 23 Dive ShopsAbaco 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 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 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 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 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 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 Prices $ Low, $$ Moderate, $$$ Upper (Based on dinner entree range) + Picnic tables & restroom only Provides ride from town 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 Coee 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 Abaco Inn .............................. $$$ .................. 366-0133 Capn Jacks ................................ $$ .................. 366-0247 Harbours Edge ......................... $$ .................. 366-0087 H T Coee House (B & L) .............. $ ................. .366-0760 H T Harbour Lodge .................. $$$ .................. 366-0095 Munchies .................................... $ .................. 366-0423 OnDa Beach .............................. $$ .................. 366-0558 Sea Spray ............................... $$ .................. 366-0065 Sugar Shack + ............................ $ .................. 366-0788 Petes Pub .................................. $$ .................. 366-3503 Cracker Ps ................................. $$ .................. 366-3139 Dockn Dine ................................. $ .................. 365-6139 Island Treats Snack Bar ................ $ .................. 365-6501 Bakers Bay Market Place ...... $$$ .................. 612-1021 Grabbers ................................... $$ .................. 365-5133 Nippers ..................................... $$ ................. 365-5143 Orchid Bay ............................... $$$ .................. 365-5175 Coco Beach Bar & Grill. ................ $ .................. 365-8470 Florences Cafe ............................. $ ................. .365-8354 Spinnaker Restaurant ............. $$$ .................. 365-8469 Touch of Class ........................ $$$ .................. 365-8195 Treasure Sands Club ................ $$$ ................. .365-9385 Blu House ............................. $$$ .................. 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 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 Man-O-War 365-6911 Treasure Cay Fire & Rescue 365-9111 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 Abaco Family Medicine Marsh Harbour ...................... 367-2295 Auskell Advanced Medical Clinic ................................ 367-0020 Integrated Medical Center .......................................... 367-1304 Emergency ............................................... 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 Blu 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 Marina ........ 150 ......... F ......... 365-8250 Man-O-War Marina .......... 26 ......... F ......... 365-6008 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 Marina ............ 16 ..................... 366-0003 Hope Town Hideaways ................................ 366-0224 Lighthouse Marina .............. 6 ......... F ......... 366-0154 Sea Spray .......................... 60 ......... F ......... 366-0065 Spanish Cay Marina ........... 75 ......... F ......... 365-0083 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 Abaco Eco Tours & Kayak rental ....................... 475-9616 ................ 367-2936 ......................... 367-4117 Abacos Nature Adventure ............................... 577-0004 ..................... 367-0350 Adventure on Prozac T Cay ............................ 365-8749 ...................... 365-4411 C & C Charters Treasure Cay ........................... 365-8506 Dive Abaco 1978, Marsh Harbour .................... 367-2787 ............. 366-0024 Abaco Air Nassau, N Eleuthera, Moores Is ........................... 367-2266 Air Gate Aviation Daytona/New Smyrna ........................... 367-3636 American Eagle Miami ..................................................... 367-2231 Bahamasair Nassau,W. Palm B, Ft Laud ............................ 367-2095 Continental Connection Miami Ft. Laud and W Palm Beach .............................................. 367-3415 Craig Air Center North Florida ........................................... 367-3522 IBC Airways Ft.Lauderdale, W Palm Beach ......................... 367-1336 Locair Fort Lauderdale ............................................. 1-800-205-0730 Regional Freeport ............................................................... 367-0446 Sky Bahamas Nassau/Ft. Lauderdale ................................. 367-0996 Twin Air Calypso Fort Lauderdale ..................................... 367-0140 Western Air Nassau ........................................................... 367-3722 Yellow Air Taxi Ft Lauderdale ............................................. 367-0032 Abaco Air .............................................................................. 367-2266 Cherokee Air Charters ........................................................ 367-3450 Extra $3 for each passengers above two ective 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. Eective 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 Treasure Cay Hotel to Marsh Harbour ................................................ $85 Treasure Cay Hotel to Green Turtle Ferry ........................................... $25 Treasure Cay Hotel to Blue Hole ........................................................ $30 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 Swim Mermaid Reef o Marsh Harbour ........ Pelican Shore Drive to & swim in Blue Hole ........... Treasure Cay farm road Art studio & working foundry ...................... Little Harbour Working boatyards ..................................... Man-O-War cay Bring errors & revisions to our attention Revised March 9 12 All phones use area code 242 unless notedwww.abaconian.comAlburys Ferry Service Marsh H.>Guana Cay/Scotland cay From Conch Inn advised to contact the oce for the changes. Between Abaco & Grand Bahama 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. Not on Sundays or holidays Marsh Harbour to Hope Town or Man-O-War 20 minutes, Guana Cay 30 minutes 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 dswain@bahamas.comMarsh Harbour 375-8068 477-5996 367-0367 375-8550 366-2163 367-3526 367-3577 367-3941 North Abaco 477-5037 365-0120 365-0024 365-2405 Sandy Point 366-4323 366-4107 366-4249 366-4486 Treasure Cay 559-9117 Casaurina Point 366-3058 Cherokee 366-2107 366-2115 366-2284 366-2177 Crossing Rocks 366-3259 Green Turtle Cay 365-4261 365-4070 Hope Town 366-0234 366-3141 Man-O-War 365-6502 Charter Boats 366-0101 366-0266 366-0245 366-3143 365-5140

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May 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 25 VOLUME 20 NUMBER 9 MAY 1ST, 2012All six Abaco candidates complete nominations On Friday evening, April 20, Anand Cheese Tasting event. The event was geared towards the parents and family of children enrolled at Angels Academy as was held, as well as samplings of a variheld as part of the fundraising efforts. Angels Academy, a private school loschools nearly 30 children. The school, which was founded in 2006, focuses on early childhood education. Angels Acad is the principal, as well as April Parotti who is the founder and administrator. AnOn the evening of April 20 people additional refreshments. Please see Angels Page 2 In North and Central Abaco the six candidates paid their four hundred dollars to the Island Administrators. Our politicians have had a lot to say lately with the May 7 election drawing closer. Turn to page 11 to hear what they had to say to YOU, the voter. Images left to right and top to bottom: Sonith Lockhart, Renaldo Curry, Rt. Hon. Hubert Ingraham, Edison Key and supporters, Roscoe Thompson and supporters, The nominations took place in Marsh Harbour and Coopers Town but the choice sits with you. See page 11.

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Page 26 Section A The Abaconian May 1, 2012 Submitted by Sherrel Johnson Rush Pawith dazzling costumes, tasteful dance moves and soulful music. To their adversaries chagrin they place winners in their divi sion. For anyone who counted out or felt the sting of poverty, we say, ly, they have adopted the mindset that povqualities, secured their success and win. As the underdog of the parade, this win is a testament that even if the Panthers were erty and negativity and victimization, you their roar. and our voices echoed far and wide. As a result of our roar, we discovered that there was a small community of individuals and organiza tions that val ued the holis tic education of our youth. dividuals who in the words of U.S. President we can, and did all they could to help. quently, we must sincerely his generous donation which helped to despirit of Mr. Oscar Dames also ensured heart. To Mr. Outten, the long hours you School & Youth News Mr. Dean, captain of the M/V Gurth you for purchasing and preparing food and and for styling our dancers hair without charge. To Mr. Gary Sawyer and the Regat to you for allowing our students to utilize your facilities despite your past experienc are still on the prowl. Our roar will ring out again for your support, and we assured Ms. johnson along with the ladies from Moores Islands winning Junior Junkanoo squad. Moores Island Junkanoo team overcomes odds the different wines. Attendees mingled Parotti called everyone to attention for the awarded with door prizes if they pulled one cluded a Kindle Fire among other donated gifts. Angels Academy uses the funds raised from the wine tasting event to maintain opfourth year of this particular event. Over the donation as a deduction in their taxes.Angels From Page 1 Right: Nurse Practitioner Darlene Hiatt and Registered Nurse Jessica Higgs were among those attending the Angels Academy event. Thankfully, their services were not needed that evening since wine was served in moderation.

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Page 28 Section A The Abaconian May 1, 2012 dent at St. Francis de Sales School, was the overall winner of the Annual Bahamas Out of The Bahamas Ministry Of Tourism and TAs aviation department and serves as a using these winning students as young BaBahamas. Over the years, winners of the com petition have attended with BMOTA staff at aviation trade shows, to assist in prothe islands of The Bahamas. The young people are given the opportunity to present executives as a premium give-away item. This year, the student winner prethe Florida Air Museum as well as to Mr. N Fun Aviation Show. students participated as well. These other Marie Ajero who was the recent winner of the Ministry of Tourisms Bahamas Out Island Students Artistic Chocks Competi tion and who also had the opportunity to travel to the Sun N Fun Aviation Show in Lakeland, Fl. School & Youth NewsAbaco student wins chocks competition Junior Regatta in May Every winter for the past six years the Hope Town Sailing Club puts on a camp to teach the youth the fun tradition of sailing. Starting in January of this year, the children have been preparing for the Junior Regatta which will take place during the last two weekends of May. They will compete for the Roscoe thompson Memorial Trophy and the Derek Lee Memorial Trophy. Above and below: sailors and coaches practice outside Hope Town Harbour.High School Student? Interested in covering your schools events AbaconianNews@gmail.com Facebook (The Abaconian) Twitter @TheAbaconian

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May 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 29 Marble and Granite counter tops, showers and oors installed Made in Marsh Harbour Call 367-6867 or 367-4726 View installations on our web site:abacomarbleandgranite.com School & Youth NewsOutgoing District two yearsBy Samantha Evans A famous writer penned the words intense one in which many excellent teach heard her name announced, she stated that with much excitement. This accomplish ment afforded her the opportunity to travel to Nassau in the National Teacher of the with other school and district winners. They traveled to Eleuthera for a one day School. Additionally, they paid a courtesy call on the previous Governor General, Sir The Bahamas Union of Teachers also held a luncheon in their honor. The event teacher of the year was named. All the ac tivities were wonderful and made her feel Even though she did not win the coveted ti aco District she had already facilitated a the Cays, moderated district and school events, gave welcome addresses, conof the GLAT, district chaperone and as sisted where ever needed. Therefore, as form duties entrusted upon her and some of which she volunteered for. According to Lindsay, having the ing her district with the title and will continue to serve now that her reign has endtheir further endeavors. She encouraged if unto the Lord, adopt excellence as their lifestyle and live up to the Districts one each classroom in each school! Promoting junior sailing in AbacoSubmitted by Lee Pinder Sailing Coach and director of The ple sometime in the future. Mr. Valentine holds a Marine Biology Bachelors degree with young people. Coach Valentine told me that the advised that small sail racing in Optis is only for the well to do or privileged in a sport he loves. Now he is trying to pass along his love of sailing to our youth and get more sailors into the sport from Please see Sailing Page 8 for future plans involving the establishment of an Optimist Sailing Club. Among the encouraging prospects was Cherokees own Branden Sands. Branden is a seasoned Opti in his sailing efforts. Now his little sister Rachael (middle) is also in training.

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Page 30 Section A The Abaconian May 1, 2012 LITTLE HARBOUR 2.3 acres direct waterfront $350,000.00 20,000 sq. ft. Hilltop lot with starter cottage, harbour and ocean views $198,000.00 Home on 2 acres on Little Harbour 100 private dock, landscaped $695,000.00SCHOONER BAYScheduled Tours Available Call 367-0737 Island Lot#20, includes Dockage $239,000.00 Other lot options availableLONG BEACH Next to Schooner Bay 3/2 Home beach access under $ 250,000.00 Lots starting at $30,000.00 Hilltop lots with ocean view $150,000.00 Gorgeous beach front lot $250,000.00CASUARINA POINT Entrance to bay, waterfront lot, panoramic views $98,000.00 Sea view lot, 100 ft. to beach. $42,500.00 Lots $37,000.00 and up Beach House 3/2 $795,000.00 4/2.5 Beach House, great vacation home $550,000.00LUBBERS QUARTERS Jacks Jungle homesite & dockage $135,000.00 Additional lots available.BAHAMA PALM SHORES 3/3, 2160 sq.ft. oceanview home $399,500.00 2 Acre beach front estate lot $550,000.00 Beautiful interior lots, starting at $21,700.00 1 Acre beach front estate lot $295,000.00 Pinehurst lots $10,000.00 & $11,000.00 TREASURE CAY Home site one lot in from beach $60,000.00 Rock Point waterfront lot, exc price $185,000.00 3/2 Royal Palm Condo $345,000.00Cherokee Ocean view, beach access, utilities $125,000.00 Watching Bay hilltop lot $99,000.00Hope Town Lot close to town, beach access $149,500.00 www.islandpropertiesbahamas.comTel: (242) 367-0737 Fax: (242) 367-0736IPB has positions available for licensed real estate agents. BROKERS James and Donna Rees Chris and Molly Roberts Vacation & long Term Rentals Casuarina Point 2 bed/2 bathRegattas Condos 2 bed/2 bathLong Beach 3 bed/ 2 bath School & Youth NewsS.C. Bootle organizes Easter celebration By Canishka Alexander service, students involved in the Student Christian Movement demonstrated the true meaning of what the Easter season means through a collection of songs, prayers and a portrayal of the Passion of Christ. dured for us was graphically portrayed as the students engaged themselves in songs, pantomimes and dances. Meanwhile, the students seated in the audience were moved Following the students participation, dious voices in song. At the completion of to forget what the true meaning of Easter Above: students at S.C. Bootle high School in Coopers Town act out scenes from the who did not participate in the actual show enjoyed watching their classmates act out skits and sing songs. The entire service was a spiritually-based production that Principal Moss hoped would remind the school children about the deeper meaning of Easter. Submitted by Sandhya Seeram A large group of 5-year-olds, and youth, inspired an afternoon of fun. Such period of April 2 to April 4 under the rousing nect, Engage, ing the threeday period, Grand Cay All Age School, home of the Lions, hosted its ties from inspir ing speeches to Tamia King along with her colleagues was presented to the anxious parents, excited residents, and alert students of Grand Cay. on child rearing while Principal Suresh pre-school up to grade 4. That day, each grade competed with their peers in spell ing competitions, speech competitions (My Brains was riveting as Grand Cay All Age capacity was. Dramatic rounds of applause, tears, and laughter accompanied the day, and all participants were given awards with each category. Finally, the day arrived when all the festivities would come to 4. Adrenaline ous shouts were sounded in the ears of everyone at Grand Cay. Students in preschool through Grade 4 along with their delighted teachers parade around Grand Cays pathways. tumes the masqueraders paraded throughout Grand Cay along with the entire stu whistles rang shrilly. During the rounds of together and roared continuously and voAfter the perspiring sprints around the little cay, everyones hearts were extensive hopping and excitement. Muchneeded refreshments were served to the the clouds.Grand Cay Lions roar A week of pre-school festivities

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May 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 31 Guana Freight Services 242-365-5190 Great Guana Cay guanafreight@hotmail.com Abaco Marine PropsPropellers 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 School & Youth NewsBy Canishka Alexander Achievement was something new for all and was very involved to ensure that their endeavors. As a result of their drive, S.C. Bootle students were represented in the top of those students held leading positions. to the companys success, Principal Moss said. The students participated in a speech Vice President Shantell Bernadin placed third. Charles also won the Most Distin guished Achiever Award and received a year scholarship to College of The Baha mas. Additionally, Principal Moss said that there were wonderful advisors who helped the company every step of the way. of the company to organize and supervise events. This company was successful in explained. Junior Achievement involvement tinguished Achiever for Abaco), Brittney Sands, Clydesha Cornish, Shantell Bernadin, Maria Merlien and Sherrie Romer. By Canishka Alexander The Department of Educations Grand Bahama District held its 5th Annual Awards Presentation on March 30 at St. in the 2011 examinations for grades three in Literacy and Numeracy at the primary level. According to Principal Suresh Seeram, awardees for Grand Cay All Age School were Kyla Meme for Best Performance for Grade 3, and Best Result in Lit eracy and Numeracy at the Grade 3 level. Ravon Rolle was awarded for Best Perfor mance at the Grade 6 level. Meanwhile, Sandhya Seeram was tional level in Mathematics, Social Studies Grand Cay students shine in Grand Bahama awards ceremony The six As were inclusive of Mathematics and English Language. Additionally, Elon for BGCSE Exams. Principal Seeram noted the applause Kwasi Thompson, who congratulated stu dents for their academic attainment and encouraged them to continue to pursue excel were those of District Superintendent of Education for Eastern Grand Bahama and commended the students for their dedica tion and achievements, and praised parents, teachers and administrators for their support of the students. proved they were among the best in the country during an awards ceremony held in enjoys hearing about the success of all Abacos students. It is espe cially heartening to see the hard work of be rewarded. Congratulations Sandhya, Kyla and Ravon

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Page 32 Section A The Abaconian May 1, 2012 Customs Brokers OCEAN BLUE PROPERTIES Member B.R.E.A. G.P.O. Green Turtle Cay, Abaco, Bahamas Sales, Rentals and Property Management ON GREEN TURTLE CAY: One acre with 85 beachfront on gorgeous Bight O Bay Three spacious bedrooms, two bath waterfront furnished home on Sea of Abaco. Stunning sunsets. High elevation. A/C throughout. W/D. Open plan. Large garage/workshop. New golf cart parking bay. New 300 ft. screened in porch. Golf cart and Isuzu included. Swimming dock and boat dock with lift. SOLD 9,000 sq. ft. lot within steps of Coco Bay Beach and public dock. SOLD On North End: $899,000 Furnished two master bedrooms with A/C, waterfront hilltop cottage. Kit/liv/din, cable TV, dock, overlooking Settlement Creek $225,000 Two-year-old 4 bedroom, 2 bath furnished home. Open plan with soaring ceiling in great room, replace, large decks. Central A/C. View of Coco Bay. Located 40 feet from Coco Bay Beach.Short walk to public dock. Asking price $599,000 Immaculate waterfront furnished home with guest apartment on White Sound with 1/2 dock. $595,000 Four bedroom 3 bath fully furnished hilltop home overlooking the Sea of Abaco. Fourth bedroom suite has all round view of Green Turtle Cay. A/C. Swimming Pool. Designated dock slip. Great rental. $895,000 Sea of Abaco. A/C in bedrooms. Kit/liv/dining great room. Share in private dock. Great swimming and sunsets. Very private. Only accessible by boat. Located a mile from the historic town of New Plymouth. in historic settlement of New Plymouth. Waterview. Furnished. 3 beds 3 baths. Immaculate. Owner moving. $395,000 : Recently remodeled furnished two story three bed 2 bath home located on waterfront in the heart of New Plymouth. A/C. Satellite TV. W/D. Golf cart garage. Established rental history. Flash mob gathers at shopping centerBy Samantha Evans The drill team started on March 17, ping and dancing. The students practice every Saturday School & Youth News 2011 they were moved to Freeport, Grand The Bahamas was invited to attend port had three sailors who competed on a -Sailing From Page 5 representation from all over The Bahamas his encouragement and leadership The they did get an award in over-all effort for of sailors participating, which is a start. and Mrs. Timothy Sands, whose son is a conians can participate. for sailing and certainly our youth need and girls come from a long line of sailors and will surely do well if they are given the opportunity. Academy participated in Arts Festival By Samantha Evans Every year persons from the Minis hear and see the talent that students and residents have to offer. These persons are professional musicians and singers who are performers should possess. This year the 16 at which time they visited numerous schools. They were Tyeisha McKinney who sang a solo, Kermeisha Curry who danced, and only student to receive a credit grade while the other two got good reviews. Principal Simmone Mullings is proud of them especially since they prepared their pieces on their own. She stated that the aduse them to improve their talent. To help them further develop their talent, she plans duce Fine Arts to the school curriculum for Hope Town District CouncilBy Timothy Roberts The council reviewed and approved house plans valued at over $8 million, sev velopment on Guana Cay. application for 20 plates for golf carts init was noted that there were several other applications on a waiting list. The council deferred the application until there are tion for several dolphins. The area is near the placement would restrict access to it and denied the application. time. The council agreed to consider recGovernment

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May 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 33 Politics and GovernmentBy Timothy Roberts The Democratic National Alliance Spring City, Bahama Palm Shores and Mr. Thompson focused on protection well as sharing creation on the southern tip system and providing further opportunities of a small police station in the area as the town grows. dents of Bahama Palm Shores on April 20. have compressor licenses granted on an anMr. Thompson also raised money to Throughout his messages to all com munities Mr. Thompson reiterated his pledge to place his salary as a Minister of Parliament, minus travel expenses, constituency. and The Baplace for our children. the audience the people at least once every year. ever questions or needs the communities may have. [I] will not be silent in being your voice We need to make Abaco... a better place children.Above: Roscoe Thompson III attempts to change the light during his visit to Moores Island on April 21. The DNA opened its of-

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Page 34 Section A The Abaconian May 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, $469,000Lynyard Palms, Lynyard Cay .985 acres w/134' water frontageSecluded island living 15 south of Hope Town. $180,000 Great starter home Star Dance Lodge Cottage Lighthouse Cove with dock 3.8 acres beachfront, 2 cottages, 3.8 Acres 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 Rental. Banana Cabana New Listing New Price 2B/2B Main House, 1B/1B Guest Quarters Oceanfront, Pool, Great Rental South of Hope Town $1.49M $229,900 Edison Key, who is the Free National Movements candidate and current Mem May 7 General Election to meet with his held in CrossBahama Palm Town, Man Guana Cay, Mr. Key has and delivering localized messages to each community. These street meets, such as the meet ing in Bahama Palm Shore on Thursday, these evenings mingling with individual supporters and discussing with concerned munities, Mr. Key usually arrives with several vehicles of supporters who leave ters. Towards the end of the street meets, after food and refreshments were served, FNMs national message and policies to the local level for each community. meet, Mr. Key addressed Bahama Palm locals and a handful of supporters from erything the FNM has pushed for in Marsh Mr. Key also mentioned water would for the rest of told the supporters gathered that any neglect their community has sufpromised under his next term, if the people people of the community. Politics and Government Edison Key, Member of Parliament for central and South Abaco, talks with supporters during the street meet in Bahama Palm Shores. Hot dogs, burgers and cold drinks were served to those in attendance. agriculture could yield large results in cut Mr. Key represents North Andros more cal career. tions, Mr. Key mentioned the $25 per acre dustrial Corporation was offering for lease The series of FNM street meets ing up to a May 2 mass rally at the Marsh pers Town. Left: Party supporters joined Edison Key in Crossing Rocks during the April 23 meet ing at the FNM satellite headquarters in the community. The crowd gathered just before sunset as locals from Crossing Rocks met with fellow FNM supporters from Marsh Harbour and other settlements.I dont represent North Andros, I represent The Bahamas! Lets get serious about building this Bahamas

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May 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 35 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 May 4th & 25th Dr. Carnille Farquharson; Family Medicine May 2nd, 16th & 23rd Dr. Winston Forbes; Cardiology/Internal Medicine May 11th Dr. Lucio Pedro; Obstetrics/Gynecology Please call for dates Dr. Timothy Williams, General Practice Please call for dates Dr. Marc Binard, General Practice May 2nd to May 8th Dr. George Charit; General Practice, Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine, Daily Dr. George CharitMEDICAL DIREC TOR Walk in Welcome Same Day Appointments No Long Waits No referrals needed The place where complete healing begins e-mail: imcabaco@gmail.com TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT CALL OUR FRIENDLY STAFF Politics and Government As your next MP I will... As your next government the DNA will... For the complete policies of the DNA visit our website atwww. MyDNAParty.org April 17 was nomination day around of six nominees for the two districts. All and the march towards the May 7 General trict candidates completed the nomination arrived with their entourage and some supporters in tow. The candidates for Central what message they had to share with their constituents. with what our team has put together. aco they have a right to vote and a right representation. The candidates for Central and South ister of the country was present to complete nominations in his home district, and home town, of Coopers Town. A miniature rally media outlets were present to record his statements. process. The three candidates competing Each candidate was given a chance to of their country. those concerns and those needs. Nomination day brings excitement to nearly 7600 voters on AbacoPlease see Votes Page 22

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May 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 39 FREE NATIONAL MOVEMENT Blacktop the roads inMarsh Harbour, Dundas Town and Murphy Town Mini RBDF BaseTo be located in Abaco Upgrade Electric LinesThroughout the Island of Abaco New GymnasiumFor Central Abaco Further ExpansionResidential and Commercial in Spring City And Many Other ProjectsFor every community in Central & South Abaco Sporting FacilityFor youth in Moores Islandwww.FNM2012.orgOver the next 5 years we will: Hubert Ingraham, PM North Abaco Edison Key, MP Central & South Abaco

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May 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 41 Abaco ChiropracticCall Auskell T oday: 242-367-0020 ***Ask for Dr. L ewis Some of the health conditions we see patients for: Dr. Keith L ewis, DCABACO CHIROPRACTICVisit us on facebook @ Abaco ChiropracticABACO CHIROPRACTICVisit us on facebook @ Abaco Chiropractic ~ T hursday (11am-1pm) @ across from Vernons Grocery / next to Munchies~T uesday (3:00-5:30 pm) ~T hursday (3:00-5:30 pm)Email: DrLewis@HealthyLifeDoctors.com for an appointment! Dr. Mattthew Orem, DC Dr. Elaine Lundy -General Practioner Dr. Leviticus Rolle Ms. Sandra Watson Ultrasound Technician, Echocardiogram Dr. Winston Campbell, Ears, Nose & Throat Specialist, Sleep Apnea Dr. Tonya HallGatroenterology Ms. Lightbourne -Ultrasound Dr. Freeman Lockhart -Orthopedic Surgeon Ms. Nikeia Watson Mammogram For Appointments Call 367-0020Extended Care (After Hours) Call 577-0113A General Practitioner is on staff Monday through SaturdayCall Auskell for dates of other doctorsDr. Keith Lewis -Chiropractor Dr. Gerhard Klassen -General surgeon Dr. Augustin Ohueyi Dr. Shamanique Bodie -Gynecologist/ Obstetrician Dr. Ronald Knowles -Obstetrician / Gynecologist Dr. Frumentus Leon Obstetrician Gynecologist Dr. Duranda Ash -Ophthamologist Dr. Paul Hunt Pediatrician, Asthma and Allergy Testing Dr. Edwin Demeritte, Neurologist / Neurophysiologist (Adults & Children) Dr. Michael Caplia Optometrist Dr. Jana Rasmussen Cosmetic Surgeon By Samantha Evans The Kingdom Banner, Dance and Movement Seminar was the title under which Grace Baptist Church hosted their in praise and dance ministry or those perCincinnati, Ohio were the presenters. 18, 2012 at 7pm nightly. On opening restored him. Church Newsdemonstrate the importance of praise and lenges he continued to praise God and min ister to persons even while on his hospital Dr. Lyrica which was eighteen years ago Pastor Bethel said that she is an ac complished woman who is a professional dancer and pastor of thirty-two churches all over the world. She is the president of Sunday, April 15, she presented him with an honorary Doctorate Degree of Divinity which he views as a great honor and privilege. to explain to those present the rule of worpriesthood. She stated that many persons By Jennifer Hudson Christian women of all church denominations gathered at the parish hall of important day for women in the Christian church worldwide. Vernita Davis from Nassau, President of the Bahamas Nation introduced Roseangela Oliveira, Executive Also present from Nassau was Siscer for the National Committee. She explained that the goal of the meeting was to der to get representation for this island on all islands of the Bahamas to get their input with the goal of getting all the islands of the Bahamas involved in praying as a nation for other countries around the world, she stated. After undergoing many developments result of Christian womens involvement in missions at home and in other parts of worldwide movement of Christian women of many traditions who come together to and who have a continuing relationship in prayer service. women in more than 170 countries and is service is held on this day with a special the Bahamas the chance to write the prayer service for that year. On March 1, 2015 women all around The Bahamas every minute of the day from ed three years in advance in order to allow world. A request was made for Christian Prayer and offer their services on the National Committee. opened with devotions and closed with the worship seminars held at Grace Baptistare not coming into the church due to the way many of us live. She said that our lives carry Gods presence with us then others too. how The Garden of Eden was an exten are still praising God the way they used to to say that when a person worships, they should experience Gods glory every time paring ones self to commune with God. too must we prepare for Gods visit espe cially since he is the King of Kings. Please see Worship Page 18 Dr. Jana RasmussenA Board Certied Plastic SurgeonBased in West Palm BeachWill be available at Auskell Medical Clinic ursday May 17th To provide basic plastic surgery services. Call Auskell to make appointments or contact the Doctor through her website so she will come prepared with the necessary written information, supplies or equipment to provide you service on this date. For more information about credentials and services, request a yer from Auskell Medical Clinic. Auskell Medical Clinic: 367-0020 Website: www.jkrmd.com

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Page 42 Section A The Abaconian May 1, 2012 Cove Estate Duplex $350,000Cove Estate Duplex/House $350,000 Bahama Coral Island (Hill Top) $32,000Vacant Land $115,000 (REDUCED) Atlantis Condo $425,000 (REDUCED)Yellow Cottage and Blue Cottages $250,000 Abaco Shopping Center (next door to A & W Travel) www.mariocareyrealtyabaco.com Email: tgstrachan@maricocareyrealty.com MR Real Estate Agent Real Estate Apprentice ABACO FREIGHTCOURIER SERVICESOcean Air 6671 W Indiantown Rd, Suite 50-456 Jupiter, Florida 33458 Walk-in and special handling nick@abacofreight.com Nick Mazzeo Sids Food StoreGroceries Toiletries Souvenirs Fresh Fruits & Vegetables Frozen Meat Dry and Canned Goods Homemade BreadsWIDE SELECTION FAST EFFICIENT SERVICE Located Near Town Dock, New Plymouth, Green Turtle CayTel: (242) 365-4055 She explained how God had her search her heart to ensure that her motives were pure ages. At the end of the service, she offered individual counseling to those who needed it. On Saturday April 14, church and praise leaders were invited to attend a luncheon at Soul Saving Ministries where they discussed worship in their churches. ing pants, singing hymns and having ones istry. CDs, Executive Concierge for transporta vendor and Soul Saving Ministries for al lowing her to use their facilities and min ship Team. By Mirella Santillo Branch, was held on Saturday, April 14 at ered patio and surrounding area provided ample space for some twenty people who and other tropical plants. Mr. Laville, a native of the island of Dominica, grew up in Nassau where his farm, The Sanctuary, a few years ago. slowly reconstitute a rich, light soil to creplants such as ginger lilies and species of zomes of several plants as giveaways to the orating it with large dramatic shapes and arrangements. Mr. Laville explained that he grew much heat, a lot of humidity and water and organic composted soil. On Dominica, they grow in volcanic soil in the heavy shade of the rain forest. They are forced to grow tall to reach for light. Birds of Paradise can grow up to 10ft there, he said. planted in the same position as the mother plant them, he said. A little fertilizer now quirement. sun. These tropical rain forest plants will with water. Among the species he had displayed were also miniature heliconias which do well indoors. The meeting ended with the cus sharing of the rhizomes. People staid a assortment of Bromeliads and a variety of succulents and cacti among other lush vegetation. President Anita Knowles announced names of four people were mentioned to hold the position of President, VicePresident, Secretary and Treasurer.Horticultural Society meets and announces elections Prophetic Worship worship leadersBy Samantha Evans theme under which Outpouring Ministries ter held April 13-14, 2012 at Soul Saving Ministries. Outpouring Ministries, which a company that focuses on worship expe riences and spiritual development through conferences and seminars. Friday afternoon April 13 at mid-day with many people are going through and the fact of the goodness God is doing in their lives couragement to people during hard times. the results she expected were not seen. hosting similar conferences and no one Church NewsWorship From Page 17 there is an open door to heaven. Dr. Lyrica Believer and how to use their voice, feet and hands to glorify God. clapping hands, smiting the enemy, sing the role of each of these types of praise and how ones deliverance is dependent on she prayed for persons and sold various materials that she said can help with im proving their praise and worship encounter at their various churches.

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May 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 43 Man-O-War Sea to SeaAtlantic Ocean Abaco Sound Choice Man-O-War property, 8.36 acres (willing to divide), 400 feet ocean frontage, about 400 feet on Sea of Abaco. 3 Cottages & highest point on Man-O-War Cay with 360 degree view of 37 cays. Bayside has furnished hill-top home with commanding view & two separate bedrooms with 100 foot dock and breakwa ter. Owner Financing Available. Contact Jack Albury 242-367-2333 / 242-477-5270 or kingofjack@gmail.com Ron-Paul Cabinets Plus MAY MATTRESS SPECIALSQUEEN ORTHOPEDICMattress $270 or 3 pc set $520KING ORTHOPEDICMattress $370 or 3 pc set $710QUEEN PILLOWTOP MATTRESS $510 Memory Foam Mattress Roll-away Beds 20oz Commercial Carpets $11.50 Sq. Yd The Abaconian Crossword PuzzleAcross sharp now smooth 8. pirates expelled, commerce re stored; Captain ________ 15. Soft or hard inside a coconut. 16. Pirate who hid out in Green Tur tle Cay 21. Three-Masted __________Down 4. Salt; Southernmost 5. Gorda made glamorous wood. 14. A marine hazard that starts in the clouds. Across 2. CORAL Down 3. COOPERS 10. POTCAKE 13. GUAVA 14. FREEPORT 18. SLOOPApril 15 Crossword Answers Enjoy the corssword? Send in your words and clues and maybe see them included next is guess.

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Page 44 Section A The Abaconian May 1, 2012 MUST SELL Great Guana Cay Colonial style commerical building known as Art Cafe situate in the vicinity of the public dock in the settlement of Guana Cay. Appraised $656,000Vacant land lot No. 15 & 17, portion of Orchid Bay Subdivision Property comprises of 7,500 square feet. Appraised $90,000 for both or $45,000 per lot. Marsh Harbour Multi-purpose commercial building known as Faith Convention Center. Multipurpose $1.7 millionMarsh HarbourThis complex consists of ve octagon buildings. Three single storey buildings and two two-storey buildings. Known as Simmons Place. $399,000 For conditions of sale and any other information, please contact: The Commerical Credit Collection Unit at 242-502-1320 or 242-356-1685 or 242-502-0929 or 242-356-1608 Fax: 242-356-1638 Interested persons should submit offers in writing addressed to: The Manager, The Commercial Credit Collection Unit P.O. Box N 7518, Nassau, Bahamas Crossing RocksTwo Storey Commercial Building comprises of First Floor 4 (1) bed 1 bath and six ofces, restaurant and shops. Second Floor 10 units (1) bed (1) bath North Side of Main Rd. Appraisal TBAMarsh Harbour Two Storey Commercial Building Complex contains 10 commercial units Don MacKay Blvd, Marsh Harbour. Appraisal $953,970 Customer docking Homemade bread Complete line of groceries Frozen foods, fresh fruits & vegetables Block & crushed iceGreen Turtle Cay Ph. 242-365-4171 Fax 365-4072Located on the harbour front Groceries All you need & more! Fruit & Vegetables Canned Goods Dairy Products Frozen FoodsPhone or Fax : 366-2022Mon. Fri. 7:30am 6pm l Sat 7:30am7pmThe Place to be is Cherokee!Cherokee Food FairAdvance ballot excludes the Family IslandsBy Timothy Roberts the Parliamentary Elections Act for perthe date of the election it does not include Commissioner Errol Bethel. This revelation came after voters on the date of the recently announced general dents who have planned to travel during Politics and GovernmentPolice warn against political posters By Canishka Alexander An impromptu meeting was called Stations conference room regarding the destruction of political placards and paramunities. After receiving numerous calls ards that were left to litter the streets. Police Station; and Det. Sgt. 2377 Christopher Farquharson, head of the Central address the matter. placards. litical paraphernalia, whether its for the or molested with, and so it is a concern are good people to refrain from destroy ing other partys paraphernalia. So lets go out and have a wonderful season of genplatforms. Det. Sgt. Farquharson called the defacement and destruction of posters a criminal offense and pointed out that such Penal Code Chapter 84. The offense carries a penalty of two years imprisonment for material damage to any land, animal, tions immature and childish, and warned that those who are caught engaging in such extent of the law. organize armed robbery presentation Seven of eight robberies in 2012 have been solvedBy Canishka Alexander place on April 11 at the Magistrates Court of the Community Relations Section; Sgt. Randolph Deleveaux from the Central Detective Unit in Nassau. Throughout the presentation, the and what not to during and after an armed lighthearted as he mentioned that seven of suspicious vehicles, avoiding routines, phasized the gravity and danger that are frightening was the short amount of time told them to ensure their personal safety a comprehensive list of things to remem during his presentation. immediately. Step Two, requires that the third step is preserving the area where the the names and contact information of em ed. Lastly, and most importantly, do not the police. The seminar ended with a Closed Circuit Television and Security presentation, and question and answer session. One resident, who wishes to remain anonymous, received response to the indid not include family islands. The voter wished a safe trip. that time. they are prepared to see how they can ac commodate someone providing they travel to Nassau to register at the Parliamentary See suspicious activity? Call 919 to Prevent Crime. -Entrepreneur Watch Crossword PuzzleCommunity Calendar-abaconiannews@gmail.com

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May 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 45 By Canishka Alexander Administrator Cephas Cooper served as Administrator, will team up with Lavon administrator for Green Turtle Cay. Cooper then went down the list of locate their Election Guides and as well as mentary Elections Act 2012. to the registration and enrollment of overseas voters and the voting procedure for citizens of The Bahamas located in mem hamas, Bahamians will vote on May 1 in on election guidelines Politics and GovernmentAdministrator Cooper added that for plied to vote in the advanced polls, their tallied along with the other votes. a lot of requests; however, there are spe servers to view the electoral process come May 7. Left: Senior Island Administrator Cephas Cooper addresses the group of roughly 140 mation session. Also present to assist with tor Benjamin Pinder, North Abaco Admin istrator Theophilus Cox and Senior Deputy mian election where absentee ballots will be counted.Armed robber apprehendedBy Canishka Alexander According to Sgt. 2377 Christopher sult of their investigation it led them to a Farquharson was assured that some peace sau.

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Page 46 Section A The Abaconian May 1, 2012 Big Cat EquipmentRentals: Services: Abaco Glass CompanyWindow Glass and Mirrors Cut and Installed Screens Made and Repaired Commercial Store Fronts Installed and ReplacedYale WindowsDon MacKay Blvd. 367-2442 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 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 Want More BUSINESS? Then what are you waiting for?Promote your Business by Placing a Business Classied. Contact Us For More Information 367-3200 or email abaconiannews@gmail.com Business Service Directory Politics and GovernmentThe PLP opened its satellite head evening of April 24. The crowd gathered short speech es were V. Alfred Gray, The Right Perry Christie. Mr. Christie, along with Mr. Gray in sandy Point on their way to a rally in Grand Bahama that same evening. A group of PLP supporters from Sandy Point and other communities of Cen the Sandy Point airstrip in anticipation of the arrival of Mr. Christie. Gary Sawyer was present to greet Mr. Christie when he arrived crowd pushed former Prime Ministers hand on to the Sandy ny. who is desparate. Mr. Gray continued, ment and insisted the PLP could lead social and economic recovery for the country. the people he would, if elected, follow Mr. Sawyer. Mr. Sawyer claimed that he understood Edison Key, the current of Parliament for Central and told his supports that Gary Sawyer was ow, referring to Mr. Sawyers similar campaign Christie attends PLPs Sandy Point rally has done as your MP. Perry Christie to the stage. Mr. Christie as sured Mr. constituents that the FNM would lose the May 7 election and he wanted to see Gary as their MP in the South and Renardo Curry, the PLP candidate running ests of this country, he told the crowd. Mr. Christie told the crowd that different and to ensure the PLP would not hama for the rally occurring there. RenarFood and refreshments were served rally continued as police cleared the street through Sandy Point. Abaco, greets the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie at the Sandy Point airport. Left to right: Police Supt. Noel Ive done more and South Abaco as his shadow than he has done as your MP. where is the money going this?Votes From Page 11 Bahamas will have me. competing for 4,424 votes according to the The Abaconian reminds its readers to vote. our collective voices heard. Dont be silent on May 7.Four charged with By Timothy Roberts hamian and United States authorities four men were captured and charged with steal rina in the morning hours of April 22. The engines. Superintendent of Police Noel Curry and the entire staff Royal Bahamas Police U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Customs and Border Patrol, D.E.U Grand Bahama, Lucaya Central Detective Unit Grand Bahama, Marine Support Unit Grand Bahama, Royal Bahamas Defense Force Grand Bahama

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May 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 47 PROPERTY & HOUSES FOR SALE PROPERTY & HOUSES FOR SALE RENTAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTS RENTAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTS WANTED TO BUYWanted to Buy: Commercial Properties or Houses and Land For Rent and For Sale Great Cistern, Great Cistern, Call 475-4848 Guana Cay, Hope Town, Specialist A collection of upscale for special occasions, reunions, honeymoons. www.hopetown.com Marsh Harbour, water included, $1100/mo. Call Mrs. Green at 367-2660 Marsh Harbour, Gov Sub apt central A/C, newly renovated, fully furnished. 5086 after 5 p.m Marsh Harbour, Cove Estates, fully furnished apt. $800/month. Call 4754848 Minimum for 3 lines in one issue $10 Picture and 4 lines $25 B&W Additional lines at $2 per line Colored Photo additional $20 Spot Color highlight on wording, additional $10 Call 242-367-3200 Fax 242-367-3677 Email: abaconiannews@gmail.com Marsh Harbour, views, pool, great location on Pelican Shores, Call 367-2337 or 577-5272 Marsh Harbour, Regattas, Marsh Harbour, views, near restaurants. $1,250/mo. Call 3762252 Marsh Harbour, Sweetings Village, Marsh Harbour, Sweetings Village, 1 Location-Location-Location, Never Before Offered. The only 16+/acres in private appointment only. Bahama Palm Shores, lot for sale, 100 x 150, at main entrance, water well complete and ready for BEC. $36,000. Call 458-1144 Cherokee Hill Top, lot # 16, approximately 10,000 square feet. Call 357-6883 Elbow Cays 366-0224 or fax 242-366-0434. On the inter net at www.hopetown.com Elbow Cays only private gated community, Marnies Landing. Elevated 1/2 acre parcel. Lubbers Quarters, terfronthome.com or call 366-3147 Marsh Harbour, 4,000 sq. ft. triplex for Treasure Cay Canal front property with 111 REDUCED TO Treasure CayBeach Villa #646. Near Beach, cellent Buy. Call 225-3211 NEW COLOR OPTIONS FOR YOUR CLASSIFIEDCall 367-3200 Fax 367-3677 Double Glass Door Freezer, Re duced to Watermaker S&K, $3,500 Replacement $10,000. Call Richard Minimum for 3 lines in one issue $10 Picture and 4 lines $25 B&W Additional lines at $2 per line Colored Photo additional $20 Spot Color high light on wording, additional $10 Call 242-367-3200 Fax 242-367-3677 Email: abaconiannews@gmail.com BOATS AND MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE BOATS AND MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE SERVICES MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY 21 Contender, all original hull with 225hp, 21 Polar Center Console, 22 Hobie TriFoiler, 23 Albury Brothers Classic, 24 Formula, call 577-0340 30 Island Hopper fast, full Raymarine electronics, custom lay Call 365-6633 34 Mainship, 39 Searay, 2 staterooms, 2 heads, full galley, BOATS AND MARINE ITEMS FOR SALEMercury 90HP Engine, practically new. $5500 OBO. Call 367-3202 or 357-6836 fect cond. $2,100 US OBO. Call 365-8513 13 Boston Whaler; Wedding & Events Sales Representative. Must have at least 4 years Wanted PADI Divemaster or Rescue Diver ity a plus Only drug free Bahamian appli cants need apply. Accommodations provided. 242 365 5178 rience Accommodations provided. Send resume to Items for Sale, Commercial Service, Cars & Boats Wow! Thats Really Clean! needs. Call 551-5226 WANTED TO BUYWanted! Boat Trailer, NEW COLOR OPTIONS FOR YOUR CLASSIFIEDCall 367-3200 Fax 367-3677

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