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May 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 1 VOLUME 20 NUMBER 10 MAY 15, 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 RequestedProgressive Liberal Party wins GovernmentEdison Key wins Central and South AbacoNorth Abaco Prepares for possible by-electionThe Right Honourable Hubert Ingraham resigns Mr. Ingraham, North Abacos representative for over thirty years, resigned from govern counts, the former Prime Minister and leader of the Free National Movement decided to step down. See page 2. Left: The Rt. Hon. Perry Christie addresses the crowd at the May 2 Gold Rush event. Several speakers were present that night including Deputy Leader Phillip Davis and Glenys Hanna-Martin. Neither Gary Sawyer nor Renardo Curry, the PLPs candidates on Abaco, won their seats. Depend ing on whether a by-election is called for North Abaco, the seat where the Rt. Hon. Hubert Ingraham won but declined to take, the PLPs lead in the House of Assembly may grow. On May 7, The Bahamas voted for their next government. In what was primarily a three way race between the Free National Movement, the Progressive Libthird party, the Democratic National Alli ance, Bahamians voted PLP. In a landslide victory for Mr. Christies party, the PLP swept up twenty nine seats out of thirty eight. In Abaco, the FNM candidates won both contested seats. These local victo ries would represent two of the last nine FNM candidates to remain in the House of Assembly. However, The Right Honourable Hubert Ingraham chose to resign his seat shortly after learning of his victory in North Abaco. At the time of his resignation it was clear that The Bahamas would Please see Election Page 2 Edison Key won his second consecutive term as the Member of Parliament for Central and South Abaco. For more see page 2.

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Page 2 Section A The Abaconian May 15, 2012 COLOR unitedabacoshippingco@coralwave.com not be led by him for a fourth term. With the resignation of Mr. Ingraham, the seat in North Abaco, one of nine for the FNM, is now in limbo. If the DNA and FNM decide to contest it there will be a by-election. If they do not, then Renardo Curry, the PLP candidate for North Aba co, will be North Abacos representation in Parliament. In Central and South Abaco, Edison Key won the seat. Mr. Key was the incum bent and will now serve his second consecutive term as Central and South Aba cos Member of Parliament. In a statement released by Mr. Keys campaign team the candidate expressed his gratitude to his constituents. We are very proud of the campaign we ran. We appreciate the trust the people of Central and South Abaco put in Mr. Key. We ran on our record and we believe that is why we succeeded. Mr. Key is committed to serving the people as best as he can even in opposition. Gary Sawyer, the PLP candidate for Central and South Abaco, expressed simi lar sentiments to the victors of the race. Mr. Sawyer said he could not be more proud of the campaign his team had run and was thrilled with the level of enthusiasm he saw on the campaign trail. He is lead The Bahamas in the right direction. Though not pulling the votes neces sary to win any particular polling division to score a victory, DNA candidate Roscoe Thompson III managed to pull more votes than his PLP colleague in a few areas ac Mr. Thompson expressed thanks to all those who supported him throughout his campaign. He explained that he had called Mr. Sawyer earlier in the evening to wish him well and congratulated his government on victory. He continued, however, that the PLP should take their overwhelming victory as a sign that the public is hungry for change and for them to stick to their campaign promises. Mr. Thompson had no comments for his FNM opponents. The Right Honourable Perry Christie was sworn in on May 8 as the Prime Minis ter of The Bahamas. Phillip Brave Davis was sworn in as Deputy Prime Minister. In a public address Mr. Ingraham wished his opponent well. This will make Mr. Christies second term as Prime Minister, the It is unclear at this time what the deci sion will be on the several projects the former Prime Minister had planned for Aba on the North Abaco Port, the Little Abaco Bridge or the Health Care Facility. It is also unclear as to what the fate of North Abaco will be in regards to representation. Assuming no party challenges Mr. Curry, he will become that areas MP. The time frame for such a decision is six weeks. Above: Mr. Key, second row and middle, surrounded by supporters during the May 7 election. The votes were tallied as they were called in to the headquarters. Election From Page 1 yers unsuccessful campaign but celebrate the fact that the party of their choice was voted into power.Ingraham ResignsThe Right Honourable Hubert A. Ingraham, who has served as Prime Minister nation on May 7. In an address to the nation he conced ed defeat to the Progressive Liberal party and said he would be leaving politics. The announcement came as a shock to many. During the announcement in front of cameras and supporters at the partys head quarters in Nassau, Mr. Ingraham shared his thanks. He addressed his North Abaco constituents and thanked them for allowing him to serve for so many years. After winning his seat on May 7, Mr. Ingraham has been elected eight consecu tive times as North Abacos Member of Parliament. He thanked party supporters nationwide and his family as well. "I know somewhere in heaven 'Mama' is smiling on her boy, he said, I promised her I would do the best I could while I was here and I did. From the bottom of my heart I thank all." Mr. Ingraham has said in the past that this would be his last time running and if he was rejected by the people he would retire. Even though he personally won his seat, the FNM government was swept out

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May 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 5 Central Abaco NewsBy Canishka Alexander The much-anticipated opening of the Marine Resources and Agribusiness Expo Progressing in Food Security. Accord ing to Josephina Curry, co-chairman of the AgriExpo, the bi-annual event was designed to educate, inform and create an awareness of the agricultural sector in Abaco. As we celebrate this wonderful occasion, it is hoped we will be inspired by cient. As you are all aware, the Bahamas only in agriculture, but also in the arts and crafts and marine sector. Over the two-day period, those visit ing the AgriExpo were invited to experi tations and displays of the artisans, farmers and students. Among the demonstrations were backyard farming, straw plaiting, and horticulture demonstrations as well as live stock displays. Plants, animals, handicraft items and cooked food were also on sale, and entertainment was provided as people browsed the booths. Shelly Austin, who served as moderator, turned the audiences attention to specially invited guests, which included Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture Bahamas Representative Manuel Messina and a cluster of BAIC and Soon after the winners of the Essay Competition were announced, Edison Key, executive chairman of BAIC, brought reabsence of Prime Minster the Right Honorable Hubert Ingraham, who appeared tend another engagement. Mr. Key thanked all involved government agencies for their insight in present ing means of feeding themselves. Feeding ourselves ought to be a matter of national pride when it is taken into consideration the dire warnings from importing food is not going to get any less expensive, said Mr. Key. Mr. Key said that BAICs initiatives not only empower farmers, but also provide career opportunities for Bahamians pealed to all Bahamians to take advantage of the opportunities that would be forthcoming in their renewed thrust in food production. In addition to Abaco, Agribusiness Expos were held on New Providence, Eleuthera, North Andros, South Andros, Mangrove Cay, San Salvador, Long Island, Grand Bahama, Bimini, Exuma and Inagua.AgriExpo showcases artisans and products Ejnar Cornish, Senior Island Administrator Cephas Cooper and BAIC Executive Chair man Edison Key share a conversation next to the livestock exhibit at the AgriBusiness Expo. Huel Moss displays his wares from his startup business: Fruity Freddie Farms. Jams, sauces, wines and other local grown products are his specialty. The Rt. Hon. Hubert Ingraham made a brief appearance at the event. Here he greets schoolchildren.Backyard farming demonstration focuses on drip line system By Canishka Alexander Keith Maycock of the Department of Agriculture's Gladstone Road Agriculture Centre demonstrated the use of a Portable Gravitational Drip Line system for gardens at the All-Abaco Agricultural Marine ReMr. Miller explained that the system helps to conserve water by sending it to the root system only. He talked about com panion crops and ensuring that the crops planted are from a different family. Plant ing in the same family invited the same diseases in your garden. Certain ornamen tal crops like marigold and rosemary have been proven to keep certain insects away. In order to keep insects away, he advised farmers to also inspect their gardens daily. Mr. Miller also warned that adequate spacing must be given in between crops for the proper development of each crops root system. It is such a simple system to set up, and you can do it in a matter of couple of minutes, Mr. Miller said. Once you get it set up it can save you for a very long time over the years. You can always fold it up, weed out your bed, start again, and put your system right back down. This system is not only for a season, but you can keep it for a long time. The Department of Agriculture sold the drip line irrigation kit along with a book on backyard farming to those interested after the demonstration was completed.

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Page 6 Section A The Abaconian May 15, 2012 By Canishka Alexander Bahamian straw vendor Jocelyn Neely led the demonstration in straw plait She indicated several types of plaiting that she had brought along with her that were pot, and the 15-string plait that is used to bind hats and bags. Other names for straw products are peas n rice, Bahama Mama, Jacobs ladder, sour sop, and pineapple. Explaining the process in detail, Ms. Neely said that she generally has to go into the forest to locate the silver top tree, gath er the leaves from the tree and leave them out in the sun to dry. The rough sides of the leaves are stripped before they can be plaited, which makes it time consuming for the straw worker. Ms. Neely recalled that she learned the skill of straw plaiting as a young girl in Long Island from her grandmother. She said back in those days, they didnt make much money from plaiting. The pay would only since she relocated to Abaco that her hard work has paid off, and she began to make money off the straw. She normally sells her plait for $1 per yard. Ms. Neely said that from her straw products other vendors have incorporated them into their bags and hats, placemats, folders and phone holders. In addition to plaiting, Ms. Neely added that she can also sew hats. Central Abaco NewsMin. Cartwright addresses agricultural responsibilitiesBy Canishka Alexander Ministry of Agriculture and Marine Resources aims to focus on the improve ment in data management capacity for the Department of Marine Resources, formusupport to negotiate and implement trade agreements, transformation of packing houses and produce exchange, the training rangers and forestry staff in the Forestry Pilot Project and support for land clearing for farmers. Minister Lawrence Cartwright said that crown land on Abaco that has been designated for agricultural purposes only Highlighting the Ministrys progress, he said Crab Cay and No Name Cay have been added to existing marine protected ing and future generations, Mr. Cartwright said that we would not like to face the unavailability of grouper, conch, crab and lobster. co to discuss the threats associated with il that the discussion resulted in the launch of a public education campaign. A task force was instituted to review concerns relative to poaching and provided recommenda tions to the government. Mr. Cartwright also said they have noted the staff shortage within the packinghouse on Abaco, and announced that applications for three additional people are being reviewed. He ended by encouraging students to their schools through Greenhouse Pro gram, and to implement what was learned in the classroom setting in their backyards.Bozzutos Inc. brings exchange trip to Abaco By Canishka Alexander After visiting Abaco from April all over again during their stay at the Great Abaco Beach Hotel. Connecticut, is a wholesale distributor of groceries and nonfood items to inde pendent retail supermarkets and grocery and convenience stores across the United States, Europe and Australia. event, which is held annually. There were They all had a great time; everything went very well, DeAngelis shared. We do networking, we do business ses sions, and we just have a lot of fun. As one of the companys main cus tomers, the red and white colours of the IGA or Independent Grocers Alliance logo Straw Plaiting demonstrated at Agri Expo Craftwork provides livelihoodPlease see Bozzuto Page 7

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May 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 7 lis explained that it is because of their close their logos were seen everywhere. Similarly, the group itself has had the opportunity to travel all over the world with stops in Italy, Europe, Caribbean, parts of the United States, Africa and Ausis planned for Hawaii. as one of the favourite destinations that he has frequented regularly as a boater over the last twenty years. He described Baha mians as hospitable, friendly and quality people, and commended the staff at Great Abaco Beach for their excellent service. DeAngelis highlighted events like the mystery murder dinner called: Murder My Lord? and the appearance of a hypnotist at an interactive show named Unmask Your Imagination that kept audience members on the edge of their seats. Apart from the activities listed on their business agenda, the guests of exchange trip were also engaged in island boating, a spa day by the pool and a Bahamian cooking class with Chef Charles.Bozzuto From Page 6 South Abaco NewsTrash collected at Casuarina PointBy Eustacia Jennings Billion Acts of Green. As stewards of and Masterguides of the Marsh Harbour Seventh-Day Adventist Church conducted a beach cleanup at Casuarina Point. ment for the Environmental Conservation Honor facilitated by Masterguide and Environmental Scientist, Eustacia Jennings, a resident of Casuarina Point. 11 with a lecture dealing with ecosystems, endangered and invasive species, water and air pollution, ecological footprint and other local environmental issues. Mem bers of the class also attended a session on the Bahama parrot by Caroline Stahala on ments. tingly planned for Earth Day. The group visited the Casuarina Point Dumpsite and Water Treatment Facility before moving to the beach and mangrove ecosystems. Deteams armed with gloves and plastic bags combed through the sand and seaweeds for debris. At the end of the task, a total of eight large bags of garbage were removed from the shoreline. The group was rewarded with a swim and fun day for their hard work. They are now tasked with putting into action what they have learned and spreading the word to family and friends, encouraging them to partake in creation care.SAFA breaks ground in ceremony By Jennifer Hudson The groundbreaking for The South Abaco Farmers Association Farm Property on the Earnest Dean Highway took place the harvest. The entire executive team of The Bahamas Agricultural and Industrial Corporation from Nassau was on hand for the celebration along with Mr. Edison Key, Chairman of BAIC and Member of Parlia ment for South Abaco, and South Abaco Farmers Association members and guests. Abaco Farmers Association property, Mr. Key reminded the audience that he himself is a farmer, his passion for farming having begun when he worked for Mr. J.B. I am delighted to assist with this project, he stated. My passion is to see farmers having land on which they grow produce not only to sustain themselves but also to sell and export. I am committed to seeing this project through and will do all in my power to assist. I am presently tryfor you. He also assured them that BAIC will Above: The Bahamas Agriculture and Industrial Corporations executive team along with breaking ceremony for their new SAFA property on the Earnest A. Dean Highway. Please see SAFA Page 10

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Page 8 Section A The Abaconian May 15, 2012 From the Editor's Desk // Vox Populi 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: We now accept Credit Cards. Paying us has never been easier! I have a feeling this editorial will get a little more pointed towards the end. But for now lets start off slow and pleasant. Congratulations Mr. Key, our Mem ber of Parliament for Central and South Abaco. Congratulations also to the Progressive Liberal Party for once again being entrusted to lead our country. These are responsibilities and honours to which you are not entitled; instead these are duties that Abaconians and the Bahamian people have leant to you for a short time. The people have spoken and put their trust in you. Please do not disappoint us. To Mr. Sawyer, Mr. Thompson and Mr. Lockhart: I wish you luck on your future endeavors. I hope that you do not disappear from the public eye, but instead pour just as much enthusiasm and effort into helping your country on the commu nity level as you put into your campaigns. Mr. Curry, in a surprising twist of events you may well be the next Member of Parliament for North Abaco. The following few weeks will tell. Regardless of the outcome, I place the same stress on you as I do Mr. Key. Represent your constitu ents and work for all of our gain. Mr. Ingraham, I hope you enjoy your retirement. You have served your constitu ents for over three decades. Regardless of whatever my political ideology may be, I youve ever read The Abaconian as a reguelection season assuming the north does not need a by-election. I have to say things did not exactly shake out as I thought they would. There has been a lot of argument about who is to blame for the FNMs loss. I have seen a lot of frustration expressed by one side and a lot of gloating and showboating on the other. Then there is the DNA who, despite not winning a single seat this election, may have fundamentally changed this country. Its an odd sort of satisfaction they hold, collective restlessness within the country place. Did the DNA win? No. Did they come close this time? Not really. Did they alter the outcome of this election? Maybe, thats for another debate. But did they prove something? Absolutely. The PLP now has a supermajority in the House of Assembly. They won twenty nine seats and will possibly pick up Mr. Ingrahams old dominion for a solid thirty. This frightens me. This has nothing to do with my party leanings; it frightens me because absolute power corrupts absolutely. And controlling all but eight seats is pretty close to absolute power. The way our government is set up al ready gives a disproportionate amount of power to the Prime Minister. In fact, that was the source of a large amount of criti cism for our now retired, former PM. If our new administration is not careful they will fall into the same trap and be blinded and misguided by their landslide victory and take it as a free pass to do whatever they please. Vox Populi: The voice of the people is the voice of God. But its my understanding people misunderstand His words quite often. That is why its better to continue lis tening to the people who put you in power, and not persuade yourselves that the one loud shout on May 7 was the whole message. It was just to get your attention. Mr. Key it is your job to be our speakerphone to Parliament. I understand your message and your position within message. Our food bill is unsustainable and there is growth and jobs to be found in agriculture. But do not get so close to the soil that you no longer see the people. You were elected to represent us. nity that voted for you. Though you did not win the seat in the traditional way, as suming there is no contest for it, you still have a responsibility to all your people. I invite you to reach across that imaginary line that separates North and South purpose of your job. Represent us within your party Do not represent your party within Abaco. Dear reader, I ask you the same thing. Passions have run high for our colours and I have seen ugly things said and done. Now its over we need to get back on track. We have issues to face within our community and if we wait for government to solve these problems we could be wait ing a long time. The issues may be large but the solutions can start small. Reach out to the greens, the yellows trash pickups or community picnics. Start a project that will beautify your neighbor hood or will occupy children once they get out of school for the summer. Be a part of a solution and stop waiting for the current government or, worse, a successive government to step in. It starts with us. Remind our politicians that we are more than FNMs, that we are not only PLPs and that our DNA is more than a politician we follow. We are not colours on t-shirts to be counted at rallies and we are not votes to be bought and traded along imaginary township lines. Remind our politicians that we are something more. We are Bahamians. And we are Abaconians.Write in to the editor to share your thoughts:BradleyAlbury@gmail.com Features in This Issue:Community Calendar: Section B Page 18 Crossword Puzzle: Section B Page 19 Letters to The Editor: Section A Pages 9 Entrepreneur Watch: Section A Page 20 TRASH: Section A Page 16 Visitors Guide: Section A Page 23 Rental Home List: Section A Page 22 Classifieds: Section B Pages 22 & 23

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May 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 9 Letters to the EditorElection Over? Hallelujah!Dear Editor, Thank you for allowing me space in your paper. Political season is in full swing, and by the time this edition of The Abaconian is printed, it will be over. I, for one, am thankful. Dont get me wrong I love liv ing in a country where I have a voice in choosing my government. We are indeed blessed and should all be thankful. However, it is not election time that I detest, it is the fact that every time we have an election it seems to bring the worst out in many of us. Im sure most of you who have followed this election closely have heard endless streams of foolishness from ALL parties. Whether it is the endless barrage of name-calling, half-truths, baseless promises, defamatory accusations, or utter nonsense such as the hologram accusa tions weve heard a great deal from our nations so-called leaders. Sadly, this seems to be the norm in this country when election time rolls around. However, the divisive nature in which our nations politi cians run their campaigns does not surprise me. In fact, it shouldnt surprise any of us. They ARE politicians after all. What irks me is the way WE the voters behave during election season. Democracy is best enjoyed peaceful ly. In fact, some of the staples of democ racy are being able to practice your own religion, having freedom of speech, and having the right to vote for whatever party YOU think is best suited to run the coun try. Democracy isnt about censorship, or hating others just because they happen to have a point-of-view that differs from your own. It also isnt about ripping down political posters of rival parties, or vanthey dont share your partys sympathies. Yet, I see evidence of such behavior everyday as I ride through Marsh Harbour, and it disgusts me. Is this what weve been reduced to as a society? Is this our idea of what democracy is or how to run elections? Is this what it means to be a Bahamian nowadays? It sickens me to see my fellow Bahamians manner. However, whats more disturbing is that this very behavior is witnessed by our youth the very people who will one day run this country. Are these the lessons we should pass down to future genera tions? What message do we send our youth by acting so irrationally, so dare I say childishly? The message of this letter is sim ple: GROW UP PEOPLE! ACT WITH SENSE! When this issue of the Abaconian comes out, the election results will be in, and we will have a new government. And no matter which party wins be it PLP, FNM, or DNA they will be YOUR government, MY government: OUR government. We are all Bahamians after all. We will have to wake up on May 8th and go to work regardless of who won and we will go to work together. This country is in trouble people, and to try and work together. We could all learn something from the following quote: from frequent and lively debate, but they endure when people of every background differences in service of a greater purpose. Barack Obama Thank you again for your time. Shane Cash Marcus Bethel: An Altruist Par ExcellenceDear Mr. Editor, Firstly, I would like to thank you for graciously allowing me this space in your newspaper to express my thoughts. My name is R. Octavia Dean McIntosh, and I am writing to commend and thank Mr. Marcus Bethel, an established proprietor here in Abaco, for his continued interest cally, the students of St. Frances de Sales School. A few years ago, Mr. Bethel began an annual essay competition at different schools here in Abaco for both primary and high school levels. The four winners of this annual competition are each award ed a laptop donated by Mr. Bethel. This competition allows students a chance to interpretation of topics that have ranged from the United Nations to self-esteem to helping build up ones community. We osity for granted. The school truly appreciates and values his magnanimous gesture and therefore all students participating in this essay competition are required their research in advance and then write their essays in a controlled setting, under exami nation conditions without using any notes. This year, St. Frances de Sales School was even more deeply touched by in addition to our four laptops, Mr. Beth el donated two desktops for the schools computer lab. As one of the winners in the to not only laud the praises of Mr. Bethel but to also express my deepest gratitude to him. His actions are not out of obligation, rater they demonstrate his sincere commitment to education. I am heartened to see someone so invested in the youth of Abaco, and it is my hope that, not only will Mr. Bethels altruistic action make a posi tive impact on us as students, but that his passion will become contagious, thereby inspiring others to invest in the develop ment of youth in of Abaco. Mr. Marcus Bethel, thank you so very much! The St. Frances de Sales fam ily is truly appreciative of your good deeds and it is our prayer that God will continue to bless you and your family. Yours sincerely, R. Octavia Dean-McIntosh

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Page 10 Section A The Abaconian May 15, 2012 the help and expertise necessary to make the project a success. Leslie Thompson, President of the South Abaco Farmers Association, pledged his support for the farmers telling them, This is a great historic milestone. The board is excited and is committed to higher level. Mr. Thompson thanked BAIC and the Government for providing the land and the expertise. We are going to make this a showpiece through the cooperative effort of BAIC and the farmers, he said. Deputy General Manager of BAIC, Don Major, informed the audience that this is another pilot project like those in Exuma and Andros. He based his remarks on the premise that Lots of people said that it couldnt be done again on Abaco but those who say that it cant be done should get out of the way for those who want to do it. Mistress of Ceremonies for the ocwho said how overwhelmed she is that the this position and are moving forward. She told the audience that she had spoken with Johnson, and Abacos Chief of Police, Superintendent Noel Curry, to apprise them South Abaco NewsSAFA From Page 7 of the plans the Association has to try and make a difference to the youth of Abaco. I have asked them to partner with us so that young men and women can train for community service through this project. We hope that by providing opportuni ties for young people to learn the trades of farming and carpentry we will be able to keep at-risk youth off the streets, Ms. Curry said. like for the community to be aware of local produce and to purchase it. George Martin, Vice President of SAFA, thanked Abaco Groceries and Maxwells for taking all of the produce he and other farmers had grown, cancelling a previous outside order to make way for Abaco farmers. Following the breaking of the ground by Mr. Key assisted by Gary Sawyer, Leslie Thompson and several members of BAIC Executive Board, guests enjoyed platters of fruit all proudly grown by the South Abaco Farmers. Some South Abaco voters disenfranchised By Timothy Roberts Several voters were left with a bad taste in their mouths as they were denied the ability to vote on the advanced ballot during polling on May 1, despite applying to do so. According to a source there were South Abaco constituency that did not get accepted because the applications were delivered past the deadline. The applicants were people who were away or travelling on May 7 the date of the general elec tions. The Parliamentary Elections Act was which would take place at nearby embas sies. The act also included a section on special voters, which granted those resident in The Bahamas but who would be to attend the election on that day, to be able to vote on the advanced ballot. The act requires those travelling to complete an application to the Parliament Commissioner within 14 days of the issuance of a writ of election. Due to the ongoing general elections Parliamentary Commissioner Errol Bethel was unable to be reached for comment.

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May 15, 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 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 The CaysWalk-a-Dog-a-Thon By Candace Key The weather may have been threaten ing, but spirits were high and the group was excited as they left Jarret Park in Hope Town on the 8th Annual Walk-ADog-A-Thon which is the major fundraiser for Friends of Abaco Animals the Hope The group provides spay/neuter services and animal care for animals throughout Abaco, although it was started to aid students collect funds from sponsors who with their dogs. Golf carts run alongside legged. of Abaco Animals and from their major sponsor, Mr. Rich Curry, manager of the Purina brands at Bahamas Wholesale in Nassau. Above: the top winners of the Walk-a-Dog-a-Thon with their prize bags. The event, held in hope Town by Friends of Abaco Animals, is sponsored by Rich Curry of Purina Brands out of Nassau. Know about news happening on the cays? Contact The Abaconian 367-3200 orabaconiannews@gmail.com

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May 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 15 By Canishka Alexander Friends of the Environments Executive Director Kristin Williams began the ceremony with a welcome address to all in attendance followed by an update on the niversary next year. Ms. Williams also mentioned the LiFriends Summer Camp that will be held Science Fair that has been rescheduled unthe national park proposal developed by Friends and the Bahamas and the Bahamas National Trust for the sustainability of the East Abaco Creeks. DShan Maycock awarded National Park badges and sashes to Discovery Club members in the Explorers and Guardians. The winners of the Conservation Photography Competition were rewarded for their contributions. Joined by Lindsey McCoy of FRIENDS, Erica Thibault from the U.S. Embassy said that it was wonderful to see what FRIENDS is doing on the island, and that it is important to support FRIENDS and the BNT, who are encouraging young people to be good stewards of the environment. Journey Higgs received an award for being the youngest competitor. In the stu dent competition, Natasha Albury placed the Peoples Choice Award Winner, and Ashwell Murray was third. In the adult competition, Dwayne Aberle placed second, and third place went to Rick Block. joined Olivia Patterson, FRIENDS program coordinator, as they shared their experiences at the Disney Kids and Nature Celebration. The event brings together children from all over the U.S. and various places around the world. It is also a part of the Disney Friends for Change program, which is a school-based program that allows children to get together and solve problems in their classrooms while students were motivated by the role they could play in making a difference in their communities and country. FRIENDS President Cha Boyce then requested that everyone head outside to witness the planting of a Lignum Vitae tree in honour of Michael E. Lightbourn, who served on the Friends board. Light bourns longtime friend Reg Patterson and his daughter spoke in his memory. Guests were also invited to participate in the Nature Trail Tour, and were later given a native tree to replace any invasive tree found in their yards.Michael Lightbourn honoured in tree-planting ceremony Hope Town, Abaco, Bahamas Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas VHF 16www.seahorseboatrentals.comComplimentary Pick Up & Delivery Live Mocha introduced on Abaco By Samantha Evans Live Mocha is an online Foreign Language Program that teaches people to speak different languages. It was introduced by Eureka McKinney, who works in the Foreign Language Unit at the Min and currently learning French. She is also the coordinator and owner of the Language Study Abroad Program. LSAP is committed to supporting the efforts of modern language teachers by ofinternational language experience and ongrams for adults, teachers and students that are specially designed to immerse students in the target language and culture and get them speaking Spanish from day one. LSAP has taken a group to Costa Rica and Mexico and this year they will be traveling to Panama. It is Miss McKin neys goal to encourage and assist as many Bahamians as possible to become bilingual. Live Mocha is the program she was introduced to that can engage people in a foreign language from the comfort of their home. Once she was introduced to the program, she called the company in Seattle and became their Bahamian Agent as well the Bahamas. In this ever changing world of mul ticulturalism, it has become important to learn another language other than ones native tongue. Live Mocha is a great tool to help persons do this in the comfort of McKinney will be visiting Abaco soon to give presentations. Those who want to atterreka @yahoo.com.

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Page 16 Section A The Abaconian May 15, 2012 There has been an overwhelming increase in the amount of trash along the highway going north and south. And lets not talk about cen tral Marsh Harbour, Dundas and Murphy Town. The Abaconian will give free press to any organiza tion, individual or business that takes an initiative in solving this problem. Organating trash bins or any practical solution will make you front page news. If you are a business and cleanup you will get a free advertisement in The Abaconian along with coverage of the event. If you are an individual will be featured in your own column that month. Lets solve this problem as a community. No offence to our friend in that picture to the right who claimed to be working for local government (who but that is no longer cutting it. Lets start small. Lets solve some problems.

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Page 18 Section A The Abaconian May 15, 2012 White Sound, Elbow CayFULL SERVICE MARINA WATERFRONT VILLAS For local transporation to Sea Spray call VHF 16 or 366-0065email : info@seasprayresort.com www.seasprayresort.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 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 Compete Caribbean to develop entrepreneurs Agriculture, energy and IT among underdeveloped areasBy Eric Albury The Compete Caribbean program can allow entrepreneurs throughout The Bahamas, including Abaco, and the Caribbean veloping innovative business ideas. The program is partnered with the Caribbean Idea Marketplace, a business competition platform that urges entrepreneurs to generate employment and economic opportunities through building partnerships. Winston Rolle, the CEO of the Baha mas Chamber of Commerce and Employers Federation, said that the Bahamas has not been able to take advantage of programs such as Compete Caribbean. As time goes on, I think people need to become even more aware of these opportunities and be prepared to embrace them, said Mr. Rolle. In the past, people didnt feel we were eligible because of our gross domestic product in comparison to other countries in the Caribbean, putting us in a different position. Mr. Rolle revealed that the countries GDP doesnt really have anything to do with accessing these programs. It is about looking for companies they support, said Mr. Rolle. Caribbean will provide technical assistance grants and investment funding to support business development activities, including productive development policies, business climate reforms, clustering initiatives and Funding for the program is being provided by Inter-American Development Bank, the Canadian International Devel opment Agency and the United Kingdom Department. Mr. Rolle said that there are a number of areas that the Bahamas can tap into under Compete Caribbean, including agriculture, renewable energy and information technology. The program invites any entrepreneurs and companies from the Caribbean, USA, Canada and the United Kingdom to apply. Criteria for eligibility can be found at www.competecaribbean.org. The deadline for applications is set BusinessDept. of Agriculture sells livestock at Expo By Canishka Alexander the Livestock Production at the Department of Agricultures Gladstone Road Agricultural Centre, was in charge of the animals that were brought over to the Agribusiness Expo in April. With regard to livestock development, Mr. Pinder, who is an Abaco native, said that there are a number of goals that they are focused on. at GRAC is the availability of their Breeding Center, which provides full breeds of animals recommended for our country like pigs, goats and cattle. The animals are prothe need to import, and therefore reduce the risks of importing diseases. The second goal is the Demonstration Farm, which is open to students and the general public for them to observe how a farm is operated. Third on the list is the Resource Center, which provides information on what to do and how to do it in farming. References on sourcing materials and supplies are also provided. Extension Services include farm visits, onsite tours, and semi nars and symposiums on farming to assist farmers on improving production. Feed is also supplied to farmers for their livestock, and Mr. Pinder said that approximately 75 percent of livestock operations operational costs goes toward feed. However, to lessen the expense on farmers with livestock, they offer feed at a much lower cost than the United States. Mr. Pinder said that all the animals that they had brought over to the Expo have been sold. The Deptartment of Agriculture focuses on breeds of sheep and goat that can adapt to our warm climate and that are frequently requested by farmers. Sheep, goats, ducks and pigs were among the livestock displayed at the Agribusiness Expo.Nubian Styles now in new location Business increases with move to downtown Marsh Harbour By Samantha Evans Nubian Styles has been moved from Marsh Harbour, due to parking issues and location, according to owner Micheline Edwards. Ms. Edwards and her husband knew that they needed to move and happened to stumble upon a vacant spot. Once they met in. Ms. Edwards is excited that they have moved as Marsh Harbour is considered to be the hub of Abaco. Now that they are in a prime loca tion, business has increased tremendously as new clients continue to support the busi ness. Nubian Styles is running a spring special on extensions and are promoting their loyalty card which affords frequent visit. hair including locks, waxing, and natural braiding. They can also lock perm hair as well. Since they have moved, they have added beauty supplies including hair. Scarfs and branded t-shirts will be added soon as well. Nubian Styles now has new business hoursMonday to Wednesday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday and Fridays 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturdays 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. They Abacom now offering e-booksBy Mirella Santillo E-books are now being offered at Abacom computer stores and by owner Malcom Spicer. Mr. Spicer gradually built up a library of tion, New York Times best sellers, educational books for teachers and students on every topic and every Superman comic all the series of X-Men. be read on any device, laptop, P.C., net Please see e-books Page 21

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May 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 19 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 Further BusinessBy: Rosnell Parker-Simmons rating the two countries from their nearest borders, Cuba, to many Bahamians, still evokes scenes of a country of mystery and intrigue. Cuba and its potential as a busi ness destination has largely been a wellkept secret. This past week, through a thorough and informative presentation, the Abaco Chamber of Commerce was graced with the presence of Cuban Ambassador to The His presentation dispelled any thoughts that might have prevailed about Cubas Business Economy, being anything other than a vast, vibrant and extremely diversiAccording to World Atlas, Havana, the capital city of Cuba with a population largest city in the Caribbean. It is home to around the world whose people have long since tapped in to its foreign trade. crease of 41.5 percent. As an open market, it conducts business with more than dle East form 44percent of its partners in foreign trade. Countries such as Canada, Spain, Germany and China are some of its strongest trading partners. An immediate and primary focus for its foreign trade is to increase and consoli date its income from goods and services, by providing more value added, technical content and quality to its exports. Among others, traditional sectors of industry include manufacturing, construc tion and communication; however Cuba has a vibrant new sector of industries including biotechnology and tourism. In its health industry, Cubas very comprehensive health services and patient care has positioned it as a very selective health tourism destination. In fact health tourism has seen a rise, as globally, many foreign patients travel there for a wide array of excellent, yet affordable services. Health personnel training and rehabilitative and neurological restorative care is a popular service in Cubas health care industry. Cuba has long since had a rich agricultural industry. In developing its foreign trade, Cuba has positioned itself well, having emerged as a trusted resource for the environmentally conscious by manufactur and bio insecticides. Among many other export products, such as rum, furniture, arts, crafts and cigars, an extensive listing of Cubas exports would include nutritional products, farming technologies and agro industrial products and services, medical equipment and furnishings, health personnel training, project implementation and installation for construction, electrical and environmental projectsincluding renewable energies, heavy equipment for the construction and agricultural industry and technical training and assistance for businesses in many dis ciplines. Tourism in Cuba is on the rise and growth has brought opportunities for foreign investments in a number of tourism related areas such as golf course develop ment and international marinas. the Bahamas as a competitor in the Tourism Industry. Instead, with a global view to developing their markets, there could actually be advantages gained by working together, because of the countries close proximity to each other. He said that Cuba has mountains and Bahamas has islands, with beaches that are all unique. Designing travel packages where people from the other side of the world could get to see both countries, while on a trip to Cuba or a trip to the Bahamas, would add value for both countries. Other foreign investment opportunities are enthusiastically sought in the oil industry, in areas such as oil exploration, mining in areas such as geological prospecting of gold and copper, and in energy capacities of wind and hydroelectric plants. The Havana International Fair is an annual event which focuses on showcas ing Cubas products to foreign markets. It attracts thousands of prospective buyers from around the globe. This year it is of the few markets where East and West converge for economic exchange. shipping logistics is the greatest hurdle for the Bahamian entrepreneur, as a well developed shipping line between the two countries does not exist. However, there are numerous businesses in the Bahamas and Cuba each week. Abaconians will be pleased to know, that they can leave Abaco in the afternoon. The same applies for the return trip home; making Cuba another option for those desiring a weekend getaway. Business opportunities in Cuba are numerous. In essence, if you can think of a service or its derivative, it is available for you in Cuba. For further details on Business Opportunities in Cuba, please contact your local Abaco Chamber of Commerce at Abaco Chamber of Commerce speaksBusiness opportunities in Cuba

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Page 20 Section A The Abaconian May 15, 2012 The Moorings Yacht ChartersThe Best Sailing Vacations In The World! Prestige Class The Conch Inn Resort Curly Tails The Conch Inn Resort and Marina Come and experience the beauty of the Bahamas. We are waiting for you. The Conch Inn Marina Compliments of The Moorings and The Conch Inn Hotel and Marina Tide North Bar Channel June 2012 Cruise the Abaco Sound in one of our new power boats 34 ft. mono-hull or 37 or 45 ft. Catamaran Entrepreneur Watch Further BusinessSir Qs Unique BoutiqueBy Samantha Evans Damian Charlton, college graduate of sociology and biology and now an entre preneur, has moved to Abaco to pursue his dream of opening a unique boutique which he calls Sir Qs. Located in Murphy Town, on the corner of the T-Junction next to DNEEEs Quick Stop Convenient Store, Mr. Charlton is open for business as the site barber. Mr. Charlton has been coming back and forth to Abaco for the past ten months but just got a chance to open his own shop a few months ago. Besides cutting hair, he shapes up eyebrows, and makes jewelry. Mr. Charlton makes unique necklaces, headbands, and rings out of feathers, beer bottle caps and natural products. In the coming months, Mr. Charlton hopes to expand his business into a unique oasis that will cater to men, women, and children. calling 458-8188. Soda tab handbagsBy Samantha Evans Ms. Rapeepan Cash is from Thailand where she worked as an accountant for approximately ten years. When she got married and moved to Abaco, she stated that she needed something to do and being im pressed by the many natural resources eas ily found on the island, she started making jewelry out of sea glass and shells. Internet, she came across a unique form of art used to make purses using soda tabs ing to her that she tried it and since she had been crocheting all of her life, she had no problem teaching herself how to make these bags. By using natural resources and now soda tabs, Ms. Cash sees herself as helping the environment by recycling items. She started making the soda tab bags in Octo ber last year and since then has sold out every time. By Samantha Evans now business woman, has a plan to turn the Murphy Town site where she has her store DNEEEs Quick Stop Convenient Store into the native hub of the area. coming to fruition as more and more busi ness-minded young men and women are approaching her to become a part of her vision. To date, she has a conch salad stand, native food stall, barber shop, boutique and tattoo parlor, beauty salon and laun dry mat on site. She plans to open the fruit and vegetable stall in the coming weeks to give local farmers a way to sell their native products. There are several projects on the drawing board including a childrens corner where kids can come to engage in crafts, art, and other activities. that sells ice cream, hot dogs, hamburgers and other stuff that kids like. Even though much work is being she has rented booths to are very enterpris ing and are still doing much to improve upon their individual spaces. She also said that someone has approached her about building a miniature golf course on some of the remaining property. All of the booths she has on site have been rented already, but others continue to determine how she can make more booths available. are interested in applying for consideration must have a positive attitude, a business plan, a good background and be able to sell their plan to her. They can reach Mrs. DNEEEs Enterprises is transforming Murphy Towns business sceneJacqueline Estevez provides catalyst for areas entrepreneurs

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May 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 21 L. C. HULL & CO. 10th ANNIVERSARY L.C. HULL & CO. is proud to announce that it is celebrating over 10 years of service in the Abaco community.The rms ofce, located at 700 Don MacKay Blvd. in Marsh Harbour, opened in 2002 and serves a wide variety of clients located in the Abacos, in addition to numerous national and international businesses. Its Marsh Harbour base allows clients in the Abacos the advantage of a convenient central ofce location, combined with the breadth and depth of knowledge and experience of a Nassau based rm. The rm primarily focuses on real estate transactions, banking and corporate matters. They take a personal approach to their cases. Rhonda Hull, Managing Director, explains We wanted to develop a specialist rm that was able to respond to our clients efciently.Counsel & Attorneys, Notaries Public Email: abacolaw@yahoo.com Chris Farrington, BRI Ph: (242) 365-4695Fax: (242) 365-4697NEWTwo Bedroom, one bathroom with a detached garage/workshop, featuring a shared dock and beach nearby. Oered at $325,000.00 Coco Sands 3 bedroom/3 bath, 2 storey home, wrap around porches amazing views. Custom cabinets, granite countertops, hardwood ooring, furnished and turn key. Oered at $700,000 Coco Plum 2 bedroom/2 bathroom cottage situated on the beach at Coco Bay. Enjoy sunset views with the beach just steps away. Oered fully furnished at $650,000 Peaceful Times 2 bedroom/2 bath home located on elevated lot. The home features 2 levels with a possible 3 bedroom/bath on the lower oor. Ready to move in and enjoy. Oered at $549,000 Serenity Blu Waterfront with private dock and boatlift. 2 storey home consists of 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, living room and kitchen on the upper level and 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, living, dining and kitchen on the lower level. Each level has fully equipped kitchen with custom hardwood cabinets, Silo countertops, stainless steel appliances, wine cooler and bar. View of some of the best Bahamian sunsets. Oered at $2,165,000 Reduced to $1,990,000. Sea Fan Sea to Sea with a private dock. 2 bedroom/2 bath home. Furnished with hard wood ooring, choice decking, hardi-planking, standby generator. Oered at $850,000. Reduced to $650,000. Fairwinds 2 bedroom/21/2 bathroom, shared dock and boat ramp. Fully furnished and centrally air-conditioned, internet and Direct T.V. service. House located near beaches and resort/marina. Oered at $325,000 Reduced to $300,000. Under Contract Elevated Waterfront Lot on Sea of Abaco $299,000 Two Beachfront Lots. Starting at $300,000 Hilltop Lots with fantastic views. Starting at $140,000 info@greenturtlerealestate.com www.greenturtlerealesate.comRitchie Eyma Ph: (242) 426-9841Fax: (242) 365-4697Roshanne Eyma Ph: (242) 225-0374Fax: (242) 365-4697 BAIC pushes for agriculture in AbacoCherokee man proves viability of soilBy Lee Pinder One local farmer, Bateman Sands, pound sweet potato in his back yard. He different variety of peppers, beets, carrots, pumpkin, green peppers, tomatoes, pineapples, bananas, citrus, sugar applies, mangoes and avocados. Every inch of his and herbs. The people of Cherokee people have household grew something to eat in a nearrely on the many things out of the sea. Without easy access to a well-sup plied food stores and depended instead on the weekly mail-boat out of Nassau they had to make do with what was readily available. Those early settlers were probably healthier than today and didnt know anything about take out or junk food. Countries must try to feed them selves. We are fortunate in that we live in the tropics with an almost vacant arid land and plenty of sun-shine, two of the most important ingredients for growing. The Abaco Department of Agricul ture, under the chairmanship of Edison Further BusinessKey, has been advocating home growing for years. Now with the near completion of the new open-air marketplace in Marsh Harbour, many local farmers have easy access to a clean and available venue to showcase and sell their produce to local customers. Above: Bateman Sands, a retiree living in Cherokee Sound, produced a nine and a half pound sweet potato from his garden. BAIC has been making a push to revive agriculture in Abaco to reduce the countrys enormous food import bill, Mr. Sands shows what can be accomplished in our soil.e-books From Page 18 book, Kindle, iPad, Nooks and Sony Read ers. Having been an educator for many years, Mr. Spicer was concerned about the lack of reading material on the island. According to him, there was not enough on Abaco to serve the needs of the public and he is hoping that the large inventory of his reading supply will rouse the interest of the residents and increase the number of people reading. There is a library for books and Spicer will download them for his custom drive. All are available in PDF, MOBI, Epub, DOC and LIT formats. BPCs drilling licenses suspendedBy Eric Albury Quotes Courtesy The Nassau GuardianThe government rejected the Bahamas Petroleum Companys bid to renew drillrental fees was returned. In a statement from the Ministry of the Environment, they claim to have denied rental fees, which contradicts what licenses being renewed. Upon receipt of legal advice, this ministry advised BPC that it is presently unable to accept rental fees for the year has yet to determine its course of action in connection with the license renewal, the statement said. But, according to BPCs website, its thermore, it said they were committed to drilling an exploratory well by no later than April of next year. The current exploration licenses are said BPC. Under the terms of the renew Winston Rolle the CEO of the Baha mas Chamber of Commerce and Employers Confederation, said that oil drilling has become political football, and that wait ing until after the elections are over would be the best course of action to separate it Mr. Rolle expressed deep regret that the oil drilling issue has been battered around for the international community to see, possibly affecting investors. It is very unfortunate, he said. This is an international traded company. There are a number of investors that might be asking if this is how business is conducted in the Bahamas.

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Page 22 Section A The Abaconian May 15, 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 Boat 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 Further BusinessOn May 4 Rum Runners, a new bar and grill located in Marsh Harbour, held it's grand opening. Rum Runners is found building with Abaco Medicenter. It is open on weekends serving grill food throughout the day and evening. The business is originally from Grand Bahama. The management and staff indi cated they were excited to serve Abaco and noted how nice things were on the island. The bar area is comfortably furnished and well-staffed. Outside in the back is and expansive deck area. Drinks and food are competitively priced. The grill remains open throughout the late evening allowing patrons to enjoy grilled snacks and entrees. Sports and entertainment channels play on the several television sets in the bar area. By Timothy Roberts As Bahamas Telecommunications 4G upgrade to their cellular data package we need to understand what exactly that means to us, the consumers. After launching their 4G network, offering maximum download speeds of up to 8Mbps, in New Providence and Grand Bathat Abaco would receive the service by New bar & grill opens on Marsh Harbour stripAbove: the management and staff of Rum Runners. Located in Marsh harbour across from Memorial plaza, this restaurant and grill is focused on late-night and weekend service. opment. Consumers preparing to purchase phones for use on the upcoming 4G net work need to know a few things before purchasing. Although BTC has marketed the new network as 4G, the technology is actually an incremental improvement of the WCDMA platform known as HSDPA (HighThe term 4G, which stands for fourth generation, causes a bit of confusion because there is no true 4G service anywhere in the world that meets the international telecommunication unions standards. Using the name 4G is a marketing term simi As BTC readies 4G network; an explanation of the technology Telecoms such as AT&T and T-Mobile also run the HSDPA Network so if you buy your phone in the United States the ones compatible with these networks will work here in The Bahamas as well.

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May 15, 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 . ......... 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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 . . . . . . . . North Abaco . . . . Sandy Point . . . . T reasure Cay . Casaurina Point . Cherokee . . . . Crossing Rocks . Green T urtle Cay . . Hope T own . . Man-O-W ar . Charter Boats . . . . . .

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May 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 25 VOLUME 20 NUMBER 10 MAY 15, 2012By Canishka Alexander According to Principal Huel Moss of S.C. Bootle High School, students of the on a mural project as a part of a unit on mural design. After studying muralist painter Diego Rivera, students were inspired to create a mural of their own. Supervised by Tiffany Williams, art teacher, she explained that these large paintings usually tell a story, so the students sought to create a story they would want to be depicted visually. The designs of these proposals were ist Romero Britto. After presenting their proposed designs to the class, the students along with [myself] carefully selected the best designs, Ms. Williams said. This was done based on the students awareness of their audience, which is the school and the wider community. As a result, Davonia Jones along with Lauryn Pritchard, Aaliyah Outten, Jensen Petit-Fere, and Patrica Pritchard spear headed the mural design that was chosen. The theme shown in this mural design is based on being community minded. Ms. Williams said that based on events taking place in our society today, students are given the impression that we as a people are not looking out for each other. Therefore, they wanted to express how colourful our world would be if we would just show love and give each other a helping hand. Students art focuses on community Please see Mural Page 2 All three party leaders visit Abaco in weeks leading up to election The Progressive Liberal Party, the Free National Movement and the Democratic National party leader arrived to address the crowds and endorse their partys local candidates. The PLP and DNA rallies were held in Marsh Harbour and the FNM rally was held in Coopers Town. Above: The Right Honourable Hubert Ingraham reaches out to a crowd of supporters Above: Branville McCartney waves to the crowd of DNA supporters and onlookers along with his local candidates Sonith Lockhart, for the North, and Roscoe Thompson III, for Central and South. Below: The Right Honourable Perry Christie hoists his local candidates, Gary Sawyer and Renardo Curry, in front of the Gold Rush event in Marsh Harbour on May 2.

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Page 26 Section A The Abaconian May 15, 2012 Bahamas National Trust organizes park cleanup on AbacoBy Mirella Santillo According to the National Park Warden, Mr. Marcus Davis, a lot of work was achieved on May 5 when a large group of members of GGYA from Abaco Central High School, two students from Forest Heights Academy, a student from Man of War School, two students from Cyber Learning Center and twenty students from S C Bootle High School, answered the call tional Trust. The volunteers were to work in the National Park, South of Crossing Rocks, cutting trails, weeding, picking up trash and painting signs and outdoor furniture. The volunteers were divided in groups who were taken by trucks to various focal points. A contingent of ten people was taken to route 45 to cut a trail through the coppice up to the sea and through Parrot Hill. Another group cleaned around a blue trated on picking up trash on the Hole in the Wall Road, from route 45 to route 14 proximately twenty bags of thrash Another group of nine to ten people concentrated on painting signs and water en garbage containers that will be placed on various locations in the Park. The weather was beautiful and the atmosphere in the National Park was peaceful as usual. Birdwatchers were rewarded with the sighting of a Tropic Bird nesting and a couple of Bahama Mocking birds courting, the male singing away on a branch oblivious of the humans encroach ing on his territory. volunteers left the area. Everything has been accomplished, said Mr. Davis, who added that now his main concern is the maintenance of the trails and predator control to protect the parrots that have started pairing and nest ing. Above: the group from Cyber Learning Center who helped during the National Park Cleanup. Tyreke Evans, Sandra Flowers( teacher) Level Arnett, Keith Green (teacher), Sharon Green( teacher) and Marcus Davis.Mural From Page 1 Brittany Archer chosen as Senior Speaker at Florida Southern College ComencementPress Release Brittany Nicole Archer was chosen as the Senior Speaker at the Commencement Convocation at Florida Southern College Ms. Archer, a native of Marsh Harbour, Abaco, The Bahamas, was chosen to speak as representative of the Class of ern Trustee Nancy Cattarius as a student who had excelled in academics and student leadership. Ms. Archer received a Bachelor of Arts in Communications cum laude at the ceremony. At FSC, she was a member of several honor societies, including Lambda Chi Eta, a communications honor society, and Pi Kappa Delta, a forensics honor society. Ms. Archer was a member of the Florida Southern Competitive Speech ner Speaking at the varsity Pi Kappa Delta National Comprehensive Tournament in March. In her speech to her fellow graduates, Ms. Archer noted that a diploma is not a Each of us must take the skills, knowledge, and experiences we have ac quired and integrate them into our lives and the world around us, she said. Hence, the design of overlapping hands interacting with each other. Each resenting how unique we are culturally, physically, and economically, Ms. Williams said. These hands are the different people we may meet within our lives that we should reach out and lend a helping hand to. The Britto-inspired design spans out to form a heart, which represents the love we create when we lend a helping hand. Although the mural project has sparked the interest of their peers and teachers, the current project is a class project so others are not allowed to help the Ms. Williams said that they initially wanted to create two additional murals of the remaining two designs, however, they are working from limited painting supplies. Nevertheless, she was optimistic that if they can raise funds or receive more painting supplies more murals could be created on the school campus and possi bly within the heart of the community of Coopers Town with the assistance of additional students from the school.

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Page 28 Section A The Abaconian May 15, 2012 School & Youth NewsSuccess Training College offers degree and scholarship opportunities on AbacoBy Samantha V. Evans Success Training College held regisat Abaco Central High School. The program has been on the island of Abaco for New and old students were in at tendance as coordinator of the Extended Learning Program, Sharon Rolle, was onisland. She met with all students and gave them class assignments and relevant deadlines. Ms. Rolle then met with the graduat which is November 17. A new class is scheduled to begin on May 5, when the new term begins. According to Ms. Rolle, they are still offering partial scholarships to churches. She encourages them to submit the names of those active members interested in pursuing a degree to Ms. Enid Whyte, local coordinator, by June 15. Each church can submit three names. The scholarships will The associate degree programs that will be offered this fall are computer information systems, business administration, accounting, human resources management, and early childhood education. Registra tion for the fall semester will be begin on June 15. Other degree programs offered includes bachelors and master programs in conjunction with other universities. CerSuccess Training College will be offering a scholarship to a graduate of Abaco mester to pursue a degree in one of their programs. The details will be made avail able to the school principal.Essay competition winners announced at Agribusiness Expo Kajah, Jerona and Shanitra take home prizesBy Canishka Alexander Agribusiness Expo committee mem bers Ruth Saunders and Josephina Curry announced and awarded the winners of the Essay Competition that was held among students. Two years ago, the competition was only offered to secondary school students; however, this year the competition was offered to primary, junior and secondary students. As a result, the Progressing in Food Security theme was sectioned into three topics. For primary school students, the topic was: Why would I like to be a farmer? Junior high students tackled: If I were a farmer on Abaco, these are the ways that and also meet the needs of the Bahamian public. Finally, the seniors were asked to address: How best could The Bahamas reduce the amount of imported food and increase its own production? Ms. Curry invited Edison Key, executive chairman of BAIC, to assist with the distribution of awards. Instead of cash The primary school winner was Kajah Pinder, a student from James A. Pinder Primary School. She received a notebook. Next, Jerona Stuart of S.C. Bootle High School was chosen as the junior winner and was given a Kindle Fire. Agape Christhe senior winner, and she received a Samsung Notebook. By Canishka Alexander The 15th Annual Model United Nations Summit Competition sponsored by Rotary International was held in Nassau at mas including S.C.Bootle High School and St. Francis De Sales School participated. At the end of the competition, Abaco was victorious on two counts with S.C.Bootle De Sales in second place. Queens College placed third. S.C. Bootle Principal Huel Moss Jr. called it a keenly contested competition. Moss and the S.C.Bootle school family extended congratulations to the winning team members: Shavado Smith, Sherrie Romer, Vance Poitier, Savannah Cooper and substitute student Andquone Burrows. He also Maritime studies course offeredBy Eric Albury The College of the Bahamas has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with State University of New York to be-Advertise in The Abaconian.No matter the size of your business We bring results. commended the hard work of their advi sors Nadira Kawalram and Diana Facey. The S.C. Bootle students will travel to New York with the Minister of Foreign Affairs and a delegation in the summer to the United Nations. The MUNS competition is a simula tion of the United Nations within an aca demic platform. The objective is to educate, and train the participants in matters communication and diplomacy. Each school was assigned a country where it took on the role of diplomats and partici pated in a simulated session of an intergov S.C. Bootle students win MUNS competitionStudents will attend United Nations summitLeft to Right: Savannah Cooper, Sherrie Romer, Shavardo Smith, Advisor Mrs. Nadira Kawalram, Vance Poitier, Andquone Burrows and Advisor Ms. Diana Facey Please see Maritime Page 5

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May 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 29 tended Disneys Kids and Nature Celebra tion at Walt Disney World in April. Out of the thousands of students that are considered every year, they were the only two who were accepted to go, after interviewing for the chance to attend the event. One hundred children from around the world attended the summit. The week ties. They were able to hear talks by Jane Goodall, Bob Iger, CEO of Walt Disney and Craig Kielburger, Director of Free the Children. Agape Christian School wins districts General Knowledge CompetitionBy Samantha Evans Six schools took part in the Abaco District General Knowledge Competition held on Wednesday May 1 at St. Andrews Methodist Church Hall. School & Youth NewsAbaco students among exclusive group to attend Disney Nature Celebration They had personal breakout sessions with people such as Joe Rohde, Executive Designer and Vice President of the creative Department at Walt Disney who was the lead designer of Disneys Animal Kingdom. children from different countries, backgrounds, ages and languages. It is true that we might be young but we can make a big difference in our communities and countries." Friends said that without the support of Disney Cruiseline and Disney Animal Programs and Environmental Initiatives, the trip would not have been possible. They also said that the experience made a lasting impact on both of the students, and fect change. LEFT: Two lucky students were able to attend Disneys Kids and Nature Celebration at Walt Disney World in April. It was an to two students, but Seanna Albury and Lorenz Carter were a deserving pair. Both students shone in their interviews with their enthusiasm and knowledge of the environ ment; they made great ambassadors for Abaco. Left to Right: Olivia Patterson, FRIENDS; Seanna Albury, Forest Heights Academy; Lorenz Carter, Central Abaco Primary; Wynsome Ferguson, FRIENDS Board member and Ministry of Tourism.Maritime From Page 4 gin a maritime degree course, under the Maritime Studies Baccalaureate degree program. Beginning in the fall semester of offered in Maritime Operations Unlimited Deck Licensing and Maritime Operations Engine License. The practical component of the degree will be spent at sea, where the students will learn to become practiced seafarers. at the Grand Bahama campus. Four semes ters will take place at SUNY and the eighth Students interested in pursuing these BGCSEs. Mathematics and physics must meet the minimum C grade. For those who do not have the required BGCSEs, a preparatory program is available. Please see Agape Page 6

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Page 30 Section A The Abaconian May 15, 2012 School & Youth NewsThe students were asked three rounds group or team questions. ries: Mathematics, Language Arts, Science, Social Studies and Religious Studies. vidual questions and ten points for team questions. The competition resulted in a tie for third place between Moores Island All Age School and Long Bay School which had to be broken with a series of questions. Long Bay School claimed third place. In second place was the team from St. Francis de Sales School. The winner was the team from Agape Christian School that was made up of Caleb Sawyer, Beth any Higgs, Mikayla Marshall and Amilee Sands. The competition was open to stu dents from Grades 4 to 6. Sandy Edwards Agape From Page 5 Winners of KFC Essay Competition are announced By Canishka Alexander A brief ceremony was held to com mend the winners of St. Francis de Sales Schools annual KFC Essay Competition. Georgia Williams, who teaches English ulated all the students who participated in the competition. For their essay topics, primary school students were asked to discuss three main ways they could enhance their school, while high school students imagined they were on a committee that had to offer suggestions to empower the youth of Abaco. Ms. Williams called on Marcus Beth el, CEO of KFCs Abaco branch, to assist with the distribution of the awards. In the primary division: Allaire Johnson placed place. Jake Consulta was named the win ner in the high school division, and was followed by Marlique Hield in second place. Mr. Bethel was pleased with the parin the competition, but he appealed to the remaining students to get involved next year. Like Ms. Williams, he encouraged the students to continue trying for the winning positions. However, he added that putting forth their best effort was most im portant. Principal Josephine Kumar was the last to give remarks. She called Mr. Bethel a man of action who holds education close to his heart, and thanked him for his ongoing support and investment in the school through the Essay Competition.Shantell Miller celebrated as ACHs Teacher of the YearBy Mirella Santillo Ms. Shantell Miller, a teacher in the Vocational and Technical Department, who, according to the students and the faculty, was embodying the Essence of Excellence, and was awarded the title of Teacher of the Year at Abaco Central High School. school grounds. Ms. Miller was escorted from her car to the podium on a red carpet and presented gifts from her students and fellow teachers. The students acted out the whole ceremony. They included the moderators, Gina Raymonville and Olujimi Scott, and the performers, Gary Nicholas, Candace Scott, Lakia Thompson and Bianca Rolle. The guest speaker, Pastor Ashton McFall, elaborated on the concept of excellence which he said encompassed the principle of accountability and friendship which he likened to the example of Christ: When we strive to be like Christ, we develop excellence, concluded McFall. Continue on the path of excellence, Ms. Miller. The school loves you; continue to strive. Then, students from each grade she taught presented Ms. Miller with a gift. The teachers also gave gifts from the various departments and by the Vice Principal Kevin Hepburn, who in turn offered her a gift on behalf of the administration staff. Mrs. Miller offered thanks to all, but He gave her to be a teacher. She felt it was her duty to educate students for what they will be tomorrow. The ceremony was followed by a gathering and lunch in one of the classrooms. Shantell Miller, above and left, receives a gift from Yasmin Glinton at a special ceremony honouring Ms. Miller.She was awarded Teacher of the Year at Abaco Central High School because they felt she embodie the essence of excellence. Creative Studios Boutique provides artistic classes for students By Samantha Evans At Creative Studios Boutique, Stacey Adderley provides art classes and workadults. Ms. Adderley teaches art forms such She also works with students preparing portfolios for college. Ms. Adderley is presently working with a student in grade Please see Boutique Page 7

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May 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 31 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 11 at Abaco Central High School. Harmofor her portfolio, which will focus on different faces of strong Bahamian women. Ms. Adderley also tutors art for BJC and BGCSE exams. She can also provide art home schooling for children who need it. A Summer Art Camp will be hosted but space is limited so persons are advised to register today. The camp will cater to Ms. Adderleys boutique is located upstairs from Home Fabrics in Marsh Harbour. She can be contacted by calling 559Boutique From Page 6 School & Youth NewsMother-Daughter Spring Affair held by Anglican Women of St. JohnsBy Samantha Evans Anglican Church Women of St. Johns held a Mother-Daughter Spring Affair at the Anglican Hall on May 4. is hosting such an event which is the brainchild of member Margo Dean. Tickets were sold which included a mother and daughter with an additional fee added for another daughter to attend. The women decided to have the event in advance so families can celebrate their mother in their own special way on Mothers Day. On the night of the event, Mother-Daughter games were played, food was offered and tributes presented to the mothers. A tribute was given by Octavia DeanMcIntosh, who told her mother, Valerie she makes. She thanked her mom for being her only parent, provider, friend, maid, tears. Ms. Dean then gave her sister Margo Dean a gift for spearheading this event on behalf of the Anglican women. The women of the church prepared es were given out through the night. S.C. Bootle High honours Dexter JamesBy Rashida Murray Extraordinary is the man who drives the big yellow school bus on route to the Green Turtle Cay Ferry Dock on week days. Unlike regular school bus drivers nation-wide, Mr. Dexter James tries to appeal and forge an identity with the students by dressing in the full S.C. Bootle High uniform. His attire is always strikingly im maculate and he provides a good example for the other students to emulate. This initiative did not go unnoticed by the administra tion, faculty and staff of S.C. Bootle High. Principal Huel F. Moss Jr. honours at least one person mornings assembly, the school honored Mr. James. In his address at the assembly, Mr. James said, I want to thank you and espe cially the children that ride with me. When asked why he does it, Mr. James said, Ive done what I am doing bus but Ive been developing leadership in people. God has given me the ability to nurture leadership in people. He closed by blessing the children and told them to remember you are the generation that will change this world.Ive done what I am doing today for the past 30 years... developing leadership in people. St. Francis students participate in annual retreat By Canishka Alexander Elmer Bongon, Religious Knowledge teacher at St. Francis de Sales School, explained that the retreat is a part of the spiri tual formation of the students. The annual retreat also called The Recollection is a one-day retreat or journey with the Lord. It is designed for them to look at themselves, he explained. How is their relation with themselves, with other people and above all, how is their relation with God at this moment? Throughout the day, Mr. Bongon facilitated a series of activities that allowed 7 students participated in the retreat, and the following day was set aside for students for Grades 8 and 9 students. On May 9, a senior retreat is scheduled for the graduat ing class.CAPS Outgoing Teacher of Year celebratedBy Samantha Evans Central Abaco Primary School honored Robertha Lindsay, Teacher of the Year and the District Teacher of the Year as her term came to an end. The theme chosen for this occasion was A Lady of Excellence. The ceremony began with a tribute by one of her former students Kadesha Canton who is now a grade eight student at Abaco Central High School. She spoke of the stern yet gentle way Ms. Lindsay nurtured her and the other students she taught. This was followed by a musical tribute by three former students. On this day, Ms. Lindsay was showered with much love that came in the form of song, drama, and words of admiration. The Vice Principal of Central Abaco Primary School, Beatrice Moxey, spoke of how Ms. Lindsay is not only an extra spe cial teacher but person too. She is serious about the call on her life to be a teacher, but noted that this young Christian woman also has a heart of gold as she opened her home to Ms. Moxey after her residence was badly damaged by a hurricane some years ago. Ms. Moxey said she knows that Ms. Lindsay believes that all children can learn and that to touch a childs life is to touch eternity. Hence, she penned the schools motto: Always in Pursuit of Excellence. The Grade 5 class performed an origa Teacher, which spoke about the time God took to create those people he called to teach because he knew that they would have to endure more than the average person. poem by Grade 4 entitled Why God Created Teachers. Students from Grade 5 then presented her with gifts. Please see CAPS Page 8 Student?Want to write for The Abaconian and build your college resume? Message The Abaconian on Facebook or email AbaconianNews@gmail.com

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Page 32 Section A The Abaconian May 15, 2012 Man-O-War HardwareNon-Corrosive HardwareAn Extensive Selection of Brass, Stainless & MonelBolts, Nails & Screws Hinges & Barrel BoltsStainless Steel Hurricane Clips#1 LumberPlain & Pressure TreatedPine, Fir, Cypress Teak & MahoganyInterior, Exterior & MarinePLYWOOD For quotes or information Call Walter Sweeting Arthur Elden Man-O-War Cay, Abaco, BahamasPh: (242) 365-6011 Fax (242) 365-6039 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.comCAPS From Page 7 By Candace Key: Hope Town Primary School has begun the construction of their new Media Center. This building, expected to be completed by August by Abaco Construction, will house the schools computers and library with an area for science. This Media Center is generously funded by a gift to the school from a second home owner who has "adopted" the school. Staff and students eagerly await its opening which will enhance the school greatly. School & Youth News Hope Town School adding media centerBy Candace Key In celebration of Earth Day the United States Embassy Charge dAffaires Mr. John Dinkelman and other Embassy staff Mr. and Ms. Jea and Ms. Erica Thibault spent the afternoon at Hope Town Primary School. After a brief Earth Day Assembly, Mr. Dinkelman and group heard from the receive the UN Green Flag Eco-School rating. The visiting group picked fresh produce from the school garden and were presented with pesto pasta the students made as a snack for the trip home. Before they left they took part in a native tree planting on the school grounds. District Superintendent, Ms. Helen Simmons-Johnson ,also was in attendance for the eco-afternoon. The guest speaker for this occasion was Dr. Lenora Black, former Superinten dent of Education. Dr. Black stated that it was in 1997-1998 that Robertha Lindsay came to Columbus Primary School where she was principal to complete her teach ing practice. She explained how from this point she knew that this student would be no ordinary teacher. It was after success fully completing her teaching practice that she was assigned to the Abaco District; the place that Dr. Black calls home. Dr. Black said she was pleased with this decision. Over these fourteen years as a teacher, this Lady of Excellence has proven herself to be a hard worker. Dr. Black challenged Lindsay to continue to strive for excellence in everything that she does. Members of the committee then presented Lindsay with gifts including a soaring eagle trophy, a projector, digi many others. In her response, Robertha Lindsay stated that she is not a politician but she too has something to say. She gave teach ers some advice on how to better reach the children they teach. She told them to change their teaching methods, change the way they communicate with other teach ers, and change the notion that Nassau is the only place where answers for educa tion can be found. She noted that at Central Abaco Primary School, students of excel lence are developed and when they leave, they soar like eagles. A reception followed at the hall of Friendship Tabernacle Church. All of the former teachers of the year from this school were presented with soaring eagles at the reception. Special selections were done by Tannah Newbold and Mr. Cadero Dean. United States Embassy Visits Hope Town School

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May 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 33 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 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 Royal Harbour Village 2/2 Furnished ApartmentCasuarina Point 2 bed/2 bathRegattas Condos 2 bed/2 bathLong Beach 3 bed/ 2 bath By Mirella Santillo Central Abaco Primary School took a Inter-Primary Schools Competition with 411 points, followed by Coopers Town Moores Island All Age came in fourth with 141 points. Under the patronage of the Depart ment of Education, with Superintendent Helen Simmons-Johnson attending both days, nine schools from as far North as Fox Town and as far West as Moores Island participated in this years Track & tering the meet. Four age groups ranged from under eight to under 14. Field events consisted of long jump, softball throw and shot put. Track events were the most numerous with sprint racrelay marking the end of the competition. er schools to hold up to Coopers Town Primary School, Treasure Cay Primary School and Abaco Central Primary School, which entered close to seventy students each. But some of the smaller schools and very good performances, especially Moores Island which has made a habit of producing very good athletes renown at National and International levels. Moores Island All Age proved that on their island the spirit of competition starts young. A Moores Island girl, Wester in the under 14 age group and second in from Moores Island. Jahniem Rolle took ter in the under eight boys category. Gesham Roberts from Crossing Rocks won the under eight boys category, while Rontonio Lavarity from Amy Roberts Primary School in Green Turtle Cay, The Treasure Cay Primary Schools meter relay. From Central Abaco Primary School Wynsome Penn won the 75-meter under eight boys category, and Lynderdoff de Above: Westernique Davis from Moores Island All Age School. Westernique com peted in the under 14 age group. She won the Long Jump contest and came in second for the 100 meter. School & Youth NewsAbove: the Cental Abaco Primary Schools 4 x 100 relay team. Pictured are Kara Adderley, Clanae Davis, Tanae Roberts and Dalisha Gerve.CAPS takes lead in the Inter-Primary Schools Track and Field Competition Hope Town School had a winter resident, Lindy Parkinson, bring in an exciting proj ect. The students used peg-type clothes pins to dress their "Peg Dolls" in Bahamian colours and styles. Ms. Parkinson took the straw plait and Androsia material back to England to be entered in the London Olym pic Exhibition. ThePeg Dolls will be included among thousands of others dressed in their country colours done by children all over the world. The schoole thanked Mrs. Lindy for a wonderful project.Students make dolls for Olympic exhibit

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Page 34 Section A The Abaconian May 15, 2012 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 25th & June 1st Dr. Carnille Farquharson; Family Medicine May 16th & 23rd Dr. Winston Forbes; Cardiology/Internal Medicine Please call for dates Dr. Lucio Pedro; Obstetrics/Gynecology Please call for dates Dr. Timothy Williams, General Practice Please call for dates Dr. Marc Binard, General Practice May 31st to June 12th 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 SportsBy Mirella Santillo Members of the Abaco Swim Club and the Moores Island Track & Field team were congratulated by the representative of the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture, Ms. Whelma Colebrook and by Ms. Helen Simmons-Johnson, District Superintendent of Education, during a Press Conference ment of Education. Ms. Colebrook announced that the press conference was held to acknowledge the youth of Abaco who had distinguished themselves in last months CARIFTA Games. She congratulated Albury Higgs and Miller Albury with the Abaco Swim Club, mentioning the impressive achievement of twelve-year-old Albury who brought back home six gold medals, two silver medals Higgss father who is also her coach praised his daughters determination saying that she was always ready to train harder, wanting to do better. Coach Law and expressed his pride at his achievement. CARIFTA Games. Ms. Colebrook also acknowledged two boys from Moores Island: Shane and Elroy McBride. Shane Jones and Elroy McBride were part of the National Relay Teams who brought back home two gold More congratulations were in order las Roberts, Antoin Davis, Deleceo Stuart and Elroy McBride who had just arrived to the press conference from Pennsylvania with their coach Pastor Anthony Williams, after participating in the Penn Relays April Government Ministries acknowledge success of local athletesAbaconians consistently outperform expectationsFrom left to right and back to front: Ms. H SimmonsJohnson, Ms.Whelma Colebrook, Nicholas Roberts, James Williams, Antoin Davis, Deleceo Stuart, Elroy McBride, Miller Albury and Albury Higgs. By Timothy Roberts Returning to Moores Island over eighteen years ago, Pastor Anthony Wil youth on the island through the creation of a track program which has since developed a reputation of success. Despite the lack of a proper track, Mr. Williams has brought a good many youth a long way through his track program that he says is a very tough program the training is very hard. Mr. Williams program includes intense training, and it usually determines whether [the kids] are going to make it and stick around, he says. The CARIFTA team this year had two athletes from the Moores Island Track Club; Elroy McBride, who won a gold Moores Island Track Program is built to succeedCoach Williams helps youth achieve Please see Track Page 12 Please see Athletes Page 12

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May 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 35 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 Twin Dolphin Point beachfront, 2 cottages, 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 ment photography competition winners were announced during the Earth Day cel sentatives from the United States Embassy to the winners. The Embassy donated a brand new dent competition, which went to Natasha Albury from Forest Heights Academy. The other winners are listed below, their photographs will be displayed at the US Embassy in Nassau. Student Competition: 1st Place: Natasha Albury, Forest Heights Academy Heights Academy Child Counts Adult Competition 1st Place: Dwayne Wallas People's Choice Award Yael SawyerFriends of the Environment Photography Contest winners announcedPrizes were furnished by the U.S. EmbassyNatasha Albury's 1st place entry. It depicts a conch stuck in a plastic ring which eventu ally killed the growing conch. The Adult Photo Competition winner titled Mangrove Sunrise By Dwayne Wallas Photo by 2nd Place Student & People's Choice Award winner, Yael Sawyer.

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Page 36 Section A The Abaconian May 15, 2012 North Abaco sweeps Little League Baseball championships By Canishka Alexander The All Abaco Little League Base ball Association facilitated championship games among Little League players on Inclement weather persisted throughout the three-game series, but the games continued. Coach George Mills, association SportsMr. Williams said the program is year-round. After school closes in June they give the children two weeks off to have fun and be with their friends and then get back to training in mid-July.Track Page 10 The boys, who are mainly from Abaco, take a great interest in the program, Mr. Williams said. In fact the team is not just a Moores Island team, but We have students from Moores Island and the main land who moved from the Marsh Harbour area and live with me for a part of the program. He said that they have a good number of boys in Moores Island who are really good at track and he expects that next year he will have about seven kids coming from the Marsh Harbour area. I made up my mind to be a blessing and help the children of Abaco, he said. Its not going to be just Moores Island kids and not just Bahamian origin kids and not just black kids. Its open to all. He has worked hard over the years to keep the program going as most of the funding initially came out of his own pocket. However, today he has assistance from parents and other sponsors. He said he will nances. We need parental support. I think the track program is excellent for this region and it will bring us on par with the rest of the country Nassau and Freeport especially, Mr. Williams said. They continue to seek out corporate sponsors in order to provide the needs for the kids. The Moores Island Track club is I made up my mind to be a blessing and help the children of Abaco... Its open to all.Athletes Page 10 meter relay. The results speak for Abaco. Congratulations to the swimmers and to the Track & Field team, said Ms. SimmonsJohnson, praising the efforts and the dedi cation that students had shown to reach such a level of excellence. You made us all proud, she said, and I speak on behalf of the District, of the Director and of hard. Pastor Williams praised the achieve peted in Pennsylvania in cold weather. Ms. Colebrook announced that the Ministry was ready to support the athletes and that coaches from the United States would come to do workshops. Ms. Simmons-Johnson gave thanks to the parents for supporting their childrens efforts. defeated the Abaco Parrots with a score of Game two was the next game to be played in the best of three series for the swept the series with an 8-4 victory over the Twins Plumbing Marlins team. Game three was the gold-medal game North Abaco players maintained their win ning streak, defeating the Currys Electri cal Orioles players 17-4 for the champion ship title. Abaco Little League players travel ing to the nationals in Grand Bahama in Keano Cartwright, Hauns Russell, Kevano Cartwright, Dillon Albury, Robert Russell, Ken Cornish, Veron Johnson, Vernon Johnson, Trevon Hield, Neko Grant, Kefon Wright, Shamori Wright, and Ranard McIntosh. the players are: Jordan Russell, Terry Frank, Adrian Newbold, Shammoth Innocent, Dominico Boyd, Brad Albury, Tyrique Evans, Oneil Pritchard, Deangelo McIntosh, Mocell Smith Kedo Williams, Stephano Pritchard, and Andre Smith. considered one of the strongest clubs in The Bahamas. He took his present group to the Penn Relays in Pennsylvania the to represent The Bahamas. He said he has a few boys who can potentially receive a scholarship. Mr. Williams was born in Moores Island, went away to school in Grand Bahama, and returned after graduating. He felt a desire to start a program for the youth and was used to seeing the track programs in Freeport though he was never previously a part of any club. I knew that in Abaco and Moores Island there are some strong kids, he said. I believe in the kids and I enjoy seeing when they succeed. They are making me proud. Special Olympics Bocce Tournament held on AbacoBy Mirella Santillo pics events are to take place on Abaco. May 5-6 on the grounds of Forest Heights Academy. The follow-up event, the torch The tournament was an inter-island event with three islands participating: New Providence, Grand Bahama and Abaco. The New Providence contingent com prised six athletes with two coaches, Dor Please see Bocce Page 15

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Page 38 Section A The Abaconian May 15, 2012 Fishing tournament held in Hope TownBy Eric Albury Fishing Tournament was held on April 19The awards ceremony took place on Sea Spray Resort and Marina, where dinner was also catered. Roscoe Thompson III attended and handed out trophies to the winners. Shane Carroll won the overall win ners trophy, the Roscoe Thompson for measured and released. The only junior in the tournament, Skyler Key, caught an 11-pound mutton snapper. We look forward to next years tourer for the event. Hopefully next year we can have even more anglers competing.Fish Tales wins Guana Cay Championship Great Guana Cay in April. Fish Tales was the winning team, reeling in and releasing four blue marlins and one white marlin. the points were accumulated over three For the Guana Cay Championship leg Orchid Bay Yacht Club and Marina hosted ing 19 blue marlin, 15 white marlin and validated using date and time stamped digi tal images. The anglers were required to and Joey Souto and started on day two of the tournament. They opted to stay in on and Mr. Souto caught and released two blue marlins. However, on the third day of the tournament Fish Tales encountered tougher competition from the team Give it Away. Give it Away, which was led by John and Anne Aramendia, reeled in a Grand Slam on the third day. According to BBC rules, a Grand Slam is when a team, in a single day, releases a blue marlin, a white were awarded. The fourth day of the competition continued to prove competitive. Miss Annie, led by Barry Weshnak, hooked a trio of blue marlins ensuring their third place the competition as well, while Fish Tales The three winning teams, Fish Tales, Give it Away, and Miss Annie, received a hosting sponsors of the Guana Cay Cham pionship were MarineMax and Hatteras Yachts. provides scholarships for two Bahamian students seeking degrees in marine tech nology or marine biology. Left: The winning team, Fish Tales, is ffaced tough competition during the four day tournament held in Guana Cay. Give challenger when they reeled in a Grand Slam on the thrid day. The tournamant Championship which will roll out several more competitions throughout Abaco this Summer.Want to sponsor the Sports Section?Call The Abaconian 242-367-3200abaconiannews@gmail.comWe Now Accept Credit Cards! Sports

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May 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 39 Bocce From Page 12 othy Roberts and Warren Cox and chap erons, Miriam Cox-Bowleg and Gilbert Williams. The Special Olympics National Director, Amanda Moncure, accompanied them. There were eight players from Grand Bahama with their coach, Beacon School eron, Mr. Cordero Strapp. Both teams arrived on Abaco early Friday morning to meet eight students from Every Child Counts, representing Abaco, with their coach Beatrice Altidor, to participate in the Bocce Ball Tournament, the The local event coordinator, Caroline Sawyer and a volunteer from Canada, Heather Cox-Gurdon as well as other representatives of ECC assisted with keeping scores. all the players took turns on the lanes, throwing the balls the closest possible to the pallina at distances of thirty, forty help selecting the athletes and place them in various divisions. There was a break for lunch and a short opening ceremony to welcome all the players. The matches started in the after noon and went on all of Saturday morning with games taking place in doubles, singles and teams categories. There were two divisions in the doubles matches. There were two groups of players for Abaco and Grand Bahama and three groups for New Providence. went to New Providence with Grand Bahama taking second; New Providence Grand Bahama, second; Abaco was third in both divisions. Four players for each island formed the teams category. They played two matches. First place went to the Grand Bahama team, followed by the New Providences team, with the ECC team in third. Two divisions in the singles matches matches in both divisions. Grand Bahama and New Providence shared the medals in Division 1 with the vis and George Hudson respectively. Both are from Grand Bahama. Dennis Bartlette from New Providence placed third. The last three places also went to New Providence. Tammika Laing from Grand Bahama New Providence, came second and Myron Sawyer from Abaco placed third. Sports Left: the ECC team who represented Abaco in the Special Olympics Bocce Ball Tour nament held at Forest Height Academys campus. The Special Olympics Torch Run is planned for May 12. Congratulations to these young atheletes for representing our island.NEW HOMEOWNERS GUIDE ANSWERS KEY QUESTIONSPress Release A new, comprehensive Homeowners Guide to Abaco, which covers topics ranging from buying real estate and construction to maintenance and renting, is now available in Abaco and in the US. mation, maps and photos, was produced in concert with Abaco Publishing in Marsh Harbour. Gear ed to both foreign and local homeowners, the guide presents a broad picture of life in Abaco as well as providthe right locale and select a building contractor, as well as information on taxes, Please see HOG Page 18

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Page 40 Section A The Abaconian May 15, 2012 Funeral Service for Adam Walk a resident of Moores Island, Abaco was held on Saturday April Nixon Simms Jr. Interment followed in the Moores Island Cemetery. Left to cherish her memories are his mother: Keva Walker father: Herman Walker; three brothers: Shawn, Oscar and Kimeo Walker; three sisters: Latoya two brother-in-laws: Donald Smith and Basil Rolle; one expected brother-in-law Ernie Davis; eight aunts: Advilda Evans, Beryl Rolle, Mildred, Judy and Angie Sybilene Hield; seven uncles: Dereck, Dorla and Dennis Miller, Kelcy and Sidney Walker, Tony Rolle and Buster Davis two grand uncles: Johnathan Dean and Joseph Whyms; two grand aunts: Dorothy Dean and Luceal Walker of Sandy Point, Abaco, two god mothers: Catherina Seymour and Dennis Adderley; two nieces: Brianna Rolle and Oshawnte Walker; three nephews: Keishawn and Leonado Walker and Adrian Rolle; two adopted sons: DanNevaeh, Deandre, Randy Heild, Markei sha and Dristan; numerous cousins and a host of other relatives and friends includ ing Pasty and Leon Swain, Nathaniel Heild, Pastor Nixson Simms, Pastor Preston Knowles, Roland Knowles, Darren Higgs, Charles, Mervin, Leslie, Hosea, the Freedom Riders Crew, Propher Rino Smith, Alfred Simms, Alrick, Shadrack, Mario, Edward Johnson, Dudley Stuart, Bulamae George, Julian, Dereck Gibson, Sonamae, Julie and the entire Community of Moores Island Abaco and Conch Sound North Andros. Home Going Cel ebration for Samuel Wil son Will Bethel was held at New Vision Ministries Marsh Harbour, AbWill was born at sunrise on Septem ber 7th, 1951 and died at sunset on April entrusted to Doyle and Annie of Marsh Harbour, Michael came next, then Una and Marji to complete the Bethel family. Will grew up in Marsh Harbour with his boyhood buddies, including Gurth and Keith. They spent their time spinning tops, and all the things that boys enjoyed doing Sunday school and church services. His education began at Marsh Harbour Public School where he received a scholarship at the age of 14 to go to Queens College boarding school in the Big City, Nassau, Bahamas. Upon graduating, while working at Golden Isles Dairy, he received his private pilots license and went on to teach ground school. It was during this time when he would surprise his family house, which meant pick me up at the airport. The handsome young man that he was, with his keen eye, spotted a beauti ful young city lady and soon made his intent known to her dad. On December 14th, 1974 Will and Kim were wed in Nassau and soon after they made their move to Marsh Harbour to call it home. Their marriage was blessed with a beautiful bouncing baby girl, Bianca, who became the center of their lives from that day on. Wills family life and love for the Lord went hand-in-hand and whenever possible he and his family were in Gods house, whether it was for a church service or to service the air conditioning, etc. He Remembering Family and Friendswho needed a helping hand. His mom said that from a very young age he thought the phrase, where theres a will theres a way, meant him. Being an electrician by trade, his working career in Marsh Harbour began at Lawrence Engineering. In 1996 he and Kim started their own company, K&W Refrigeration. Early in February of this year, after not feeling like Will for a while, he decided to go to Nassau for medical care where he was admitted to Doctors Hospital tests and intensive care provided by numerous doctors, nurses and of course Kim ambulance to Boston. His last 9 days were at Massachusetts General Hospital where he was treated for a rare blood disease by some of the top medical professionals the USA has to offer, including of course his own Bianca. God in His own way and time had Wills spot in heaven perfectly completed and called him home. Will is lovingly remembered by his wife: Kim, daughter: Bianca and son-in-law: Benjamin. Brother: Michael and sister-in-law: Glenda. Sister: Una and brother-in-law: Lester. Sister: Marji and brother-in-law: Chris. Father-in-law: Chris, brother-in-law: Tony and sister-inlaw: Jackie. Nieces: Susie and Amanda and her husband: Anthony. Nephews: Marvin, Kenny, and Adam and his wife: Nelly. Grand nieces: Shania, Mikalia, and Amy and her husband: Daryl. Uncle Bobby and Aunt Adrella, Uncle Everett and Aunt Peggy, Aunt Phyllis, and Aunt Thelma. Also special cousins, numerous family and friends including his church family and his K&W family. In Loving Memory of Joseph Ernest Sawyer, 84, born June Died: April Service was held at the New Plymouth Gospel Chapel, Green Ieft to Cherish his Memories are his Loving Wife: Viola Ella Sawyer; Children: Reggie, Ronnie, Donnie & Roddie; Grandchildren: Erin, Cameron, Danielle, Cori, Taylor, Justin & Sabrina; Great Grandchildren: Gage. Lauren, Emma, Makai, Makayden, Sean & Antho ny; Brother: Peter Sawyer; Sister: Lorna Moses; Brother-in-Law: Vernon Moses; Sistersin-Law: Laura Sawyer & Myrtle Sawyer; Daughters-in-Law: Leslie, Janet & Pam. Special Thanks to Junior Roberts & Fam ily Nurse Colebrooke, Nurse Moss, Dawn Surrvance Lesley Dames, Doctor Consul ta, Tanya Lowe and Stephanie & Randy Sands. Marga yrs., a resident Poinciana Ave & formerly of Sandy Point, Abaco, died at She is survived Dames; 1 daughter: Anastacia Dames; sister: Louise Green; brother: Bob Green & a host of other relatives & friends.

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Sea of Abaco views. $149,000 UNDER CONTRACTExecutive Leases:3 Bed 2 Bath charming 1800 sq ft newly renovated canal home with coastal chic decor, pool, dock, 2 min walk to TC Beach. $2,500 per month 3 bed 2 Bath 1645 sq ft 2nd oor luxurious Bahama Beach Club Resort Condo with pools, bars, restaurants on worlds top ten beach. $2,800 per month. 4 Bed 3 Bath luxurious beach home on Windward Beach, fully furnished, oce & den $3,000 per month John CashABR, BRI, CRS, Broker UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT Annis Sherril Dames sau Street and formerly of Moores Island, Abaco died at the Princess Margaret Hospital She is survived by her Daughter: Adrianna Dames; Two Sons: Alex and Ashlan Charlow; Six Sisters: Elmetta Morris, Patricia, Patrice and Beverly Dames, Sabrina Ferguson and Jenniemae Dames; Six Brothers: Clyde, Mervin, Salathiel, Wendall, Stephen and Jerome Dames; and a host of other relatives and friends. Andrew Pull Davis Funeral Service for Mr. Andrew Pull Davis Resident of The Bight Moores IsBaptist Church, The Bight Moores Island Williams, assisted by Rev. Ishmael Wil liams, Pastor Nixon Simms, Pastor Preston Knowles, Pastor Anthony Williams & Remembering Family and Friends Pastor Paul Jones, Interment will follow in Moores Island Public Cemetery, Moores Island, Abaco. Cherished will linger in the hearts of Gaitor, Rosebud Greene, Shelia Davis, Issie Mitchell & Sharon Stuart, step-father, Denise & Charlotte Mitchell Charles Joseph Roberts was born one of fourteen chil dren to James and Susan Roberts in Cherokee Sound on man, helped build boats and also worked at the old Sugar Cane Farm like many other Cherokee men. Mr. Charles is best remembered for tween Marsh Harbour and Cherokee. His Mangrove and by car over pot-holed riddled back roads through the pine forest which he did twice a week. Although all his siblings predeceased him he is survived by his wife of 54 years, Vernell, his daughter, Norma Jean Neilly and son, Andrew and their families as well as a host of other family members and friends. Sylvia Clarice Bethel passes away battle with can cer Sylvia Clarice Bethel is one of three children born to Leslie and Elsie Pinder in Cherokee After studying under Walter W. Sands at the Cherokee All-Age School and attaining the distinction of Class Monitor, she stayed on after graduation to teach for a while, but then married her soul-mate Bertram Bethel, also from Cherokee, and they moved to Nassau. In 1979 they went on to Freeport, Grand Bahama where she lived out the rest of her life. She worked at Captains Chart house restaurant keeping their books, went on to work at LMR Drugstore as a cashier at Freeport Jetwash. She was considered faithful member of her church and a will ing volunteer to help with any community project. She was predeceased by her husband in 1986, as well as a grandson, Brandon in 1995 and her only daughter, Denise er, Rannie in Nassau, a sister, Loree Sands who resides in Cherokee and her in Fort Lauderdale, as well as their fami lies. In addition, she is survived by two brothers-in-law, Ivan and Winston, and their families, as well as the family of her third brother-in-law, George who predeceased her last year, all of whom stood by her during her long illness. Edgar Danciger, a longtime resi dent of Jackson ville and long time renter in Man-O-War Cay, died on Sunday, April able life. Reared in Riga, Latvia, Ed was a U.S. military veteran, a lifelong sailor, and a renowned industrialist. In the midin the Abacos for aperiod of 5 years and made annual passages from Jacksonville to raced in the Miami to Nassau races. Edgar and his wife, Agnes, rented a home in Man-O-War Cay for the past twelve years. They stayed every January through May. They built great friendships within the community of Man-O-War and other settlements throughout Abaco. Edin with locals. Ed learned to sail on the Baltic Sea as a young man, and following his manda tory service in the Latvian army, he left his native land for work in international merchant shipping. In search of freedom and unable to speak English, Ed "jumped ship" ey nor luggage. He initially found work as a lumberman and a dishwasher. Dissatis contact his family, Ed returned to sea for the attractive compensation offered sea men willing to serve in the Atlantic Ocean British troops in the Battle of Dunkirk, as Please see Edgar Page 18

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Page 42 Section A The Abaconian May 15, 2012 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 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 hursday (3:00-5:30 pm) EE mail: DrLewis@HealthyLifeDoctors.com for an appointment! DD r. Mattthew OO rem, DD CPreceded in death by his parents, sib lings and wife, Evelyn, Ed is survived by son, Gary W. Danciger (Molly Mitchell Audrey and Kate; son, Daniel F. DanciDanciger, and son Brendan Fusco. Ed is also survived by his stepchildren Margaret daughters, Lily and Ella; Ellis C. Barton Chase Evans; and David A. Barton (SuMarley; and goddaughter Eva Dahlstrom. made to The Man OWar Heritage Museum renting a home and much more. Abacos housing history and a look at areas current ly most popular with new home buyers are also examined. Maps help the reader get oriented, and many colour photos of various houses, gardens and scenes provide a cross section of locales. The publication is free in Abaco, including postage. For mail orders, send checks payable to Abaco Life to P.O. Box contact Sid Dawes in Marsh Harbour at ersguidetoabaco.com.Edgar From Page 15 An Opinion Piece by Timothy Roberts The nation behaves well if it treats the natural resources as assets which it must turn over to the next generation increased, and not impaired, in value Theodore Roosevelt For a long time I was under the im pression that the Bahamas only resources are sun, sand, sea and us, the people, but I have discovered that we have much more than that. The Bahamas presently exports four gate and aragonite. Amidst much contro versy there are talks of the possibility of oil sometime in the future as well. For a that the four resources we are presently tributions to our public treasury. I have found that not to be the case. One such case is aragonite, also known as oolitic aragonite. Aragonite is a calcium carbonate. A naturally occurring perpetual precipitation on the Bahama Bank, just south of Bimini, creates a continuous supply of organic minerals with a unique, consistent crystalline structure. Aragonite is a minor constituent of limestone which is used in cement and in steel production, ornamental carvings, bioplastics and farming applications. In 1971 The Bahamas government signed the Ocean Industries Incorporated which was deemed to retroactively come ing of aragonite in the country began. Ocean Cays Limited was renewed for a two year period and included duty exemp lar royalty per metric ton exported from the Bahamas. The Bahamas exports over one mil lion metric tons of aragonite per year. Current market values per metric ton are ing exports from The Bahamas potential year with royalties to the public treasury This raises questions of whether The Bahamas is receiving a fair value of resources extracted from our country. More questions need to be asked and more answers required ensuring we are not being exploited. These natural resources hold the key to reducing debt and increasing the level of providing the opportunity to diversify and strengthen the resilience of our economy. The burden is on us to make sure we are not exploited while others take advan tage of the wealth of resources in our country. We also need to ensure these resources are properly managed and regulated to ensure their sustainability in the future. These resources may well be the building blocks that provide a future for our children and generations to come.Our Natural Resources: AragoniteHOG From Page 15 Upcoming Events

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Page 44 Section A The Abaconian May 15, 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 By Samantha Evans Mission Baltimore, under the leadership of Pastor Tim, has been coming to Abaco for numerous years at which time they take part in mission work. The group started their mission work painted fences, and also took time to engage the students there. In the afternoons, the Mission Bal timore visited the Mudd and Peas where they played games with the children. They engaged in soccer, jumped rope, and sim ply communicated with the kids. As the kids had fun, the group gave them stickers. All of this was done to help forge a positive relationship with the children. Bible School at Feed My Sheep Ministries. Gregg Yarian, a newcomer to island, spoke of how he stumbled upon this trip but found it to be such a blessing. He explained that his church is merging with Pastor Tims church and through speaking with him, learned of Mission Baltimores trip to Abaco. He was so impressed with the work they were doing that once he was asked if he wanted to go, Mr. Yarian graciously accepted. Mr. Yarian spoke of his experience in mission work especially the thirteen years he spent in Africa. He stated that one year he went to speak at a mission his church supports and fell in love with the place. While there, Mr. Yarian helped to turn farmers into church leaders, directed missions, worked with tribes, and helped rescue young girls who were given to another family to pay a debt. Once the girls were rescued, he stated that his ministry focused and competence. Even after returning to the United States, Mr. Yarian said that he went back and forth for the next four years. Mr. Yarian found his experience to be warm while on Abaco, reminding him a lot about his time spent in Africa. Since he speaks French, he was able to commu nicate with many of the children in the im migrant communities. Mr. Yarian stated that he loved the trip to Abaco, especially the attitude of the people. Mission Baltimore presented Every agricultural tool while here.Mission Baltimore volunteers visit AbacoBy Samantha Evans Under the theme Big Hat Event, Town held their annual Lenten Tea Party According to President of the Ladies Ministry Sister Christine Dean, this is an annual event but this year they decided to let the Love Sisters plan and execute the event. The Love Club is made up of women The Lenten Tea Party is a social This year they incorporated hats and headpieces. The tables at the event had center cards on each of them, which included words that empower women and capture who they are. Some of those words were: resilience, honor, love, strength, inspire, empower, and courage. Once the event got under way, the moderator, Chervan Stuart, asked each guest to say how the word on their table relates to them. Afterwards, some games were played. along with sandwiches. The two hot teas were sour sop tea and strong back tea. The second and third set of teas served could be hot or cold and included fever grass tea and pear leaf tea. Pastries and fruits were also served. A silent auction was held later in the evening, which was led by Sister Dean. All items on the silent auction table were either custom jewelry or belts. The event ended with a large hat show and a testimony by a member. The ushers for the Lenten Tea Party were the female youth of the church who wore black and white attire and headbands made by Sabrina Rolle. Zion holds Lenten Tea PartyPULSE held at Dundas Town Church of GodBy Samantha V. Evans PULSE has been an annual spring event held at Dundas Town Church of God for almost ten years, and this year the theme chosen for the event was Refocus, Refuel, Recharge God has a Plan. This youth conference began on Frinight being set aside for the speaker DarChurch News concert. assigned to Calvary Deliverance Church in Nassau. He spoke to the youth on the theme. On Saturday night, numerous gospel groups and artists performed including youth from Grace Baptist, Dundas Town Church of God, Mission Baltimore, with Malcolm Dean and Kyle King recording gospel artists from Freeport. These young people proclaimed that they have made a decision to serve God and to not follow the path of their peers who are interested in engaging in negative things. Abaco visitor, this event is very important as it shows that this church has a heart for the next generation. He went on to say that without this type of training, the church would die. 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May 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 45 Like The Abaconian on Facebook or follow us on Twitter. See more images from the events we cover and more up-to-date news By Samantha Evans During a time when many families are experiencing hardships, more and more children go throughout the school day with out food to eat. Some of them come to the schoolhouse hungry and cannot function. Others get sick and dehydrated that the until their parents collect them; but sometimes they are not collected leaving school personnel with the task of feeding them. One who is consistent in providing several schools with food on a daily basis is Lovely Reckley. She stated that she has a heart for children and cannot stand the idea of them not having something to eat during the day. When Ms. Reckley started with the volunteer lunch program, she paid for everything herself. Now she has many people who assist her with purchasing food items. For several years now, Ms. Reckley has been donating lunch to Central Abaco Primary School, Abaco Central High School, and Every Child Counts. All of the lunch she provides is hot and nutritious. Ms. Reckley is thankful that other people are coming forward to provide lunch but more assistance is needed. At Central Abaco Primary School alone, she love to provide more, but appeals to anyone in the community who has a heart for children to contact any school on this is land and lend a hand. Ms. Reckley stated that if each pera huge dent in our hunger problem on the island. She wants to thank all of the people who donate items to the lunch program and invites anyone who wants to get involved by donating food items to contact her. hunger in schoolsAppeals to public to help feed childrenBy Mirella Santillo group of sixteen men to gather on the Treasure Cay Golf Course on the morning of Christian Counseling Center Fund Raising Golf Tournament. The golfers paired in teams of two and dispersed on the course for a friendly tournament, playing for the best low net. The team of Roscoe Thompson and Chris Pinder came back a winner with a low of 56; Jeffrey Rogers and Shane Cook folto partake of a tasty lunch of fried chicken, pasta salad and corn on the cob, prepared by golf professional Ronnie Bootle. A few silent auction items were displayed: crafts by artist Marjolein Scott, a travel voucher from Bahamas Air and a necklace and earring set of Swarovski Crystal compliments of John Bull were offered to the highest bidder. Pastor Derek Benjamin, a board member of the Christian Counseling Center who plays golf nearly every Monday, Christian Counseling Center holds golf tournament fundraiserPlease see Golf Page 22

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Page 46 Section A The Abaconian May 15, 2012 came up with the idea of the fundraiser, inviting his golf buddies to participate. He seling Therapist Margaret Smith. The golf tournament was to help raise people with counseling, couples in need of pre-marital advice, others with marital problems, families facing issues, students or young people with behavioral problems. Ms. Smith and her Secretary, Ms. Rachel Johnson, run the counseling center which does not turn anybody away even if they cannot afford the consultation fee of $55. People are referred to the center by the Department of Social Service, schools, churches, the Police or the Court House. Pastor Benjamin thought the event was very successful, despite a few golfers from the cays not showing up because of the bad weather that day.U.S. and The Bahamas renew Press Release ment of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas and the Government of the United States of America will renew an amend ment to increase funding to better enable cooperation between both countries for counternarcotics and law enforcement efforts. U.S. Charg dAffaires John Dinkelman and Deputy Prime Minister and Min ister of Foreign Affairs, The Hon. Brent Symonette will sign the amendment and are expected to pledge ongoing support to The agreement and funding continues valued law enforcement cooperation between the United States and The Bahamas through equipment purchases, joint train ing, and sharing expertise. The expansion of law enforcement and rule of law funding demonstrates the continued commitment to and impact of the Caribbean Basic Secusecurity and promote prosperity in The Bahamas and the region. Under the agreement, funding for various programs that have been designed and developed in consultation between the U.S. Embassy and the Government of The Bahamas including the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of National Security, Ministry of Legal Affairs, Royal Bahamas Police Force, National Drug Council, and Her Majestys Prison. Golf From Page 21 Big Cat EquipmentRentals: Services: 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 Promote your Business by Placing a Business ClassiedONLY $ 45 per issue for black & white ad, and we can make the ad for you. Call for DISCOUNTED price on 6 or more issues or color option prices. Contact Us For More Information 367-3200 or email abaconiannews@gmail.com Business Service Directory WANT MORE BUSINESS?Treasure Cay Fiftieth Anniversary DVDBy Mirella Santillo A Commemorative DVD containing photos of Treasure Cay settlement from 1961 to present day, premiered on April 1 at the outdoor movie theater in Treasure Cay. Because of inclement weather, the event was not as well attended as the orsome people who were there did a great job of spreading the word of how interesting the DVD was and barely a month later, the The concept of creating a DVD com memorating the history of Treasure Cay as a fund raiser for the Community Center, anniversary celebration of the settlement. For several months, Matthew Clar idge, Betsy Bracey and Page Hammond, dedicated themselves to collecting photo graphs and bits of history, putting them together, using a special program that even During the last year, Mr. Claridge contacted Bahamian residents and second home owners who had inhabited the cay since the early sixties. Some had moved away and were tracked down, such as Colin Redfern, a piano player in the old hotel, now living in Florida, who contributed to a lot of photographs. It was a team effort, said Page Hammond, one of the trio who very creatively put the DVD together, picking the appropriate music and the sequence of views. The DVD titled Happy Fifty Treasure Cay will take you back in time through all the historic events of the cay, from hotels construction to destruction, more up to present. Mr. Claridge also has some available. The second hundred copies are being reprinted.

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May 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 1 VOLUME 20 NUMBER 10 MAY 15, 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 RequestedProgressive Liberal Party wins GovernmentEdison Key wins Central and South AbacoNorth Abaco Prepares for possible by-electionThe Right Honourable Hubert Ingraham resigns Mr. Ingraham, North Abacos representative for over thirty years, resigned from govern counts, the former Prime Minister and leader of the Free National Movement decided to step down. See page 2. Left: The Rt. Hon. Perry Christie addresses the crowd at the May 2 Gold Rush event. Several speakers were present that night including Deputy Leader Phillip Davis and Glenys Hanna-Martin. Neither Gary Sawyer nor Renardo Curry, the PLPs candi dates on Abaco, won their seats. Depend ing on whether a by-election is called for North Abaco, the seat where the Rt. Hon. Hubert Ingraham won but declined to take, the PLPs lead in the House of Assembly may grow. On May 7, The Bahamas voted for their next government. In what was primarily a three way race between the Free National Movement, the Progressive Libthird party, the Democratic National Alli ance, Bahamians voted PLP. In a landslide victory for Mr. Christies party, the PLP swept up twenty nine seats out of thirty eight. In Abaco, the FNM candidates won both contested seats. These local victo ries would represent two of the last nine FNM candidates to remain in the House of Assembly. However, The Right Honourable Hubert Ingraham chose to resign his seat shortly after learning of his victory in North Abaco. At the time of his resigna tion it was clear that The Bahamas would Please see Election Page 2 Edison Key won his second consecutive term as the Member of Parliament for Central and South Abaco. For more see page 2.

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Page 2 Section A The Abaconian May 15, 2012 COLOR unitedabacoshippingco@coralwave.com not be led by him for a fourth term. With the resignation of Mr. Ingraham, the seat in North Abaco, one of nine for the FNM, is now in limbo. If the DNA and FNM decide to contest it there will be a by-election. If they do not, then Renardo Curry, the PLP candidate for North Aba co, will be North Abacos representation in Parliament. In Central and South Abaco, Edison Key won the seat. Mr. Key was the incum bent and will now serve his second consecutive term as Central and South Aba cos Member of Parliament. In a statement released by Mr. Keys campaign team the candidate expressed his gratitude to his constituents. We are very proud of the campaign we ran. We appreciate the trust the people of Central and South Abaco put in Mr. Key. We ran on our record and we believe that is why we succeeded. Mr. Key is com mitted to serving the people as best as he can even in opposition. Gary Sawyer, the PLP candidate for Central and South Abaco, expressed simi lar sentiments to the victors of the race. Mr. Sawyer said he could not be more proud of the campaign his team had run and was thrilled with the level of enthu siasm he saw on the campaign trail. He is lead The Bahamas in the right direction. Though not pulling the votes neces sary to win any particular polling division to score a victory, DNA candidate Roscoe Thompson III managed to pull more votes than his PLP colleague in a few areas ac Mr. Thompson expressed thanks to all those who supported him throughout his campaign. He explained that he had called Mr. Sawyer earlier in the evening to wish him well and congratulated his government on victory. He continued, however, that the PLP should take their overwhelming victory as a sign that the public is hungry for change and for them to stick to their campaign promises. Mr. Thompson had no comments for his FNM opponents. The Right Honourable Perry Christie was sworn in on May 8 as the Prime Minis ter of The Bahamas. Phillip Brave Davis was sworn in as Deputy Prime Minister. In a public address Mr. Ingraham wished his opponent well. This will make Mr. Christies second term as Prime Minister, the It is unclear at this time what the deci sion will be on the several projects the former Prime Minister had planned for Aba on the North Abaco Port, the Little Abaco Bridge or the Health Care Facility. It is also unclear as to what the fate of North Abaco will be in regards to representation. Assuming no party challenges Mr. Curry, he will become that areas MP. The time frame for such a decision is six weeks. Above: Mr. Key, second row and middle, surrounded by supporters during the May 7 election. The votes were tallied as they were called in to the headquarters. Election From Page 1 yers unsuccessful campaign but celebrate the fact that the party of their choice was voted into power.Ingraham ResignsThe Right Honourable Hubert A. Ingraham, who has served as Prime Minister nation on May 7. In an address to the nation he conced ed defeat to the Progressive Liberal party and said he would be leaving politics. The announcement came as a shock to many. During the announcement in front of cameras and supporters at the partys head quarters in Nassau, Mr. Ingraham shared his thanks. He addressed his North Abaco constituents and thanked them for allowing him to serve for so many years. After winning his seat on May 7, Mr. Ingraham has been elected eight consecu tive times as North Abacos Member of Parliament. He thanked party supporters nationwide and his family as well. "I know somewhere in heaven 'Mama' is smiling on her boy, he said, I promised her I would do the best I could while I was here and I did. From the bottom of my heart I thank all." Mr. Ingraham has said in the past that this would be his last time running and if he was rejected by the people he would retire. Even though he personally won his seat, the FNM government was swept out

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May 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 5 Central Abaco NewsBy Canishka Alexander The much-anticipated opening of the Marine Resources and Agribusiness Expo Progressing in Food Security. Accord ing to Josephina Curry, co-chairman of the AgriExpo, the bi-annual event was designed to educate, inform and create an awareness of the agricultural sector in Abaco. As we celebrate this wonderful occasion, it is hoped we will be inspired by cient. As you are all aware, the Bahamas only in agriculture, but also in the arts and crafts and marine sector. Over the two-day period, those visit ing the AgriExpo were invited to experi tations and displays of the artisans, farmers and students. Among the demonstrations were backyard farming, straw plaiting, and horticulture demonstrations as well as live stock displays. Plants, animals, handicraft items and cooked food were also on sale, and entertainment was provided as people browsed the booths. Shelly Austin, who served as moderator, turned the audiences attention to specially invited guests, which included Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture Bahamas Representative Manuel Messina and a cluster of BAIC and Soon after the winners of the Essay Competition were announced, Edison Key, executive chairman of BAIC, brought reabsence of Prime Minster the Right Honorable Hubert Ingraham, who appeared tend another engagement. Mr. Key thanked all involved government agencies for their insight in present ing means of feeding themselves. Feeding ourselves ought to be a matter of national pride when it is taken into consideration the dire warnings from importing food is not going to get any less expensive, said Mr. Key. Mr. Key said that BAICs initiatives not only empower farmers, but also provide career opportunities for Bahamians pealed to all Bahamians to take advantage of the opportunities that would be forthcoming in their renewed thrust in food production. In addition to Abaco, Agribusiness Expos were held on New Providence, Eleuthera, North Andros, South Andros, Mangrove Cay, San Salvador, Long Island, Grand Bahama, Bimini, Exuma and Inagua.AgriExpo showcases artisans and products Ejnar Cornish, Senior Island Administrator Cephas Cooper and BAIC Executive Chair man Edison Key share a conversation next to the livestock exhibit at the AgriBusiness Expo. Huel Moss displays his wares from his startup business: Fruity Freddie Farms. Jams, sauces, wines and other local grown products are his specialty. The Rt. Hon. Hubert Ingraham made a brief appearance at the event. Here he greets schoolchildren.Backyard farming demonstration focuses on drip line system By Canishka Alexander Keith Maycock of the Department of Agriculture's Gladstone Road Agriculture Centre demonstrated the use of a Portable Gravitational Drip Line system for gardens at the All-Abaco Agricultural Marine ReMr. Miller explained that the system helps to conserve water by sending it to the root system only. He talked about com panion crops and ensuring that the crops planted are from a different family. Plant ing in the same family invited the same diseases in your garden. Certain ornamen tal crops like marigold and rosemary have been proven to keep certain insects away. In order to keep insects away, he advised farmers to also inspect their gardens daily. Mr. Miller also warned that adequate spacing must be given in between crops for the proper development of each crops root system. It is such a simple system to set up, and you can do it in a matter of couple of minutes, Mr. Miller said. Once you get it set up it can save you for a very long time over the years. You can always fold it up, weed out your bed, start again, and put your system right back down. This system is not only for a season, but you can keep it for a long time. The Department of Agriculture sold the drip line irrigation kit along with a book on backyard farming to those interested after the demonstration was completed.

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Page 6 Section A The Abaconian May 15, 2012 By Canishka Alexander Bahamian straw vendor Jocelyn Neely led the demonstration in straw plait She indicated several types of plaiting that she had brought along with her that were pot, and the 15-string plait that is used to bind hats and bags. Other names for straw products are peas n rice, Bahama Mama, Jacobs ladder, sour sop, and pineapple. Explaining the process in detail, Ms. Neely said that she generally has to go into the forest to locate the silver top tree, gath er the leaves from the tree and leave them out in the sun to dry. The rough sides of the leaves are stripped before they can be plaited, which makes it time consuming for the straw worker. Ms. Neely recalled that she learned the skill of straw plaiting as a young girl in Long Island from her grandmother. She said back in those days, they didnt make much money from plaiting. The pay would only since she relocated to Abaco that her hard work has paid off, and she began to make money off the straw. She normally sells her plait for $1 per yard. Ms. Neely said that from her straw products other vendors have incorporated them into their bags and hats, placemats, folders and phone holders. In addition to plaiting, Ms. Neely added that she can also sew hats. Central Abaco NewsMin. Cartwright addresses agricultural responsibilitiesBy Canishka Alexander Ministry of Agriculture and Marine Resources aims to focus on the improve ment in data management capacity for the Department of Marine Resources, formusupport to negotiate and implement trade agreements, transformation of packing houses and produce exchange, the training rangers and forestry staff in the Forestry Pilot Project and support for land clearing for farmers. Minister Lawrence Cartwright said that crown land on Abaco that has been designated for agricultural purposes only Highlighting the Ministrys progress, he said Crab Cay and No Name Cay have been added to existing marine protected ing and future generations, Mr. Cartwright said that we would not like to face the unavailability of grouper, conch, crab and lobster. co to discuss the threats associated with il that the discussion resulted in the launch of a public education campaign. A task force was instituted to review concerns relative to poaching and provided recommenda tions to the government. Mr. Cartwright also said they have noted the staff shortage within the pack inghouse on Abaco, and announced that applications for three additional people are being reviewed. He ended by encouraging students to their schools through Greenhouse Pro gram, and to implement what was learned in the classroom setting in their backyards.Bozzutos Inc. brings exchange trip to Abaco By Canishka Alexander After visiting Abaco from April all over again during their stay at the Great Abaco Beach Hotel. Connecticut, is a wholesale distributor of groceries and nonfood items to inde pendent retail supermarkets and grocery and convenience stores across the United States, Europe and Australia. event, which is held annually. There were They all had a great time; everything went very well, DeAngelis shared. We do networking, we do business ses sions, and we just have a lot of fun. As one of the companys main cus tomers, the red and white colours of the IGA or Independent Grocers Alliance logo Straw Plaiting demonstrated at Agri Expo Craftwork provides livelihoodPlease see Bozzuto Page 7

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May 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 7 lis explained that it is because of their close their logos were seen everywhere. Similarly, the group itself has had the opportunity to travel all over the world with stops in Italy, Europe, Caribbean, parts of the United States, Africa and Ausis planned for Hawaii. as one of the favourite destinations that he has frequented regularly as a boater over the last twenty years. He described Baha mians as hospitable, friendly and quality people, and commended the staff at Great Abaco Beach for their excellent service. DeAngelis highlighted events like the mystery murder dinner called: Murder My Lord? and the appearance of a hypnotist at an interactive show named Unmask Your Imagination that kept audience members on the edge of their seats. Apart from the activities listed on their business agenda, the guests of exchange trip were also engaged in island boating, a spa day by the pool and a Bahamian cooking class with Chef Charles.Bozzuto From Page 6 South Abaco NewsTrash collected at Casuarina PointBy Eustacia Jennings Billion Acts of Green. As stewards of and Masterguides of the Marsh Harbour Seventh-Day Adventist Church conducted a beach cleanup at Casuarina Point. ment for the Environmental Conservation Honor facilitated by Masterguide and Environmental Scientist, Eustacia Jennings, a resident of Casuarina Point. 11 with a lecture dealing with ecosystems, endangered and invasive species, water and air pollution, ecological footprint and other local environmental issues. Mem bers of the class also attended a session on the Bahama parrot by Caroline Stahala on ments. tingly planned for Earth Day. The group visited the Casuarina Point Dumpsite and Water Treatment Facility before moving to the beach and mangrove ecosystems. Deteams armed with gloves and plastic bags combed through the sand and seaweeds for debris. At the end of the task, a total of eight large bags of garbage were removed from the shoreline. The group was rewarded with a swim and fun day for their hard work. They are now tasked with putting into action what they have learned and spreading the word to family and friends, encouraging them to partake in creation care.SAFA breaks ground in ceremony By Jennifer Hudson The groundbreaking for The South Abaco Farmers Association Farm Property on the Earnest Dean Highway took place the harvest. The entire executive team of The Bahamas Agricultural and Industrial Corporation from Nassau was on hand for the celebration along with Mr. Edison Key, Chairman of BAIC and Member of Parlia ment for South Abaco, and South Abaco Farmers Association members and guests. Abaco Farmers Association property, Mr. Key reminded the audience that he himself is a farmer, his passion for farming having begun when he worked for Mr. J.B. I am delighted to assist with this project, he stated. My passion is to see farmers having land on which they grow produce not only to sustain themselves but also to sell and export. I am committed to seeing this project through and will do all in my power to assist. I am presently tryfor you. He also assured them that BAIC will Above: The Bahamas Agriculture and Industrial Corporations executive team along with breaking ceremony for their new SAFA property on the Earnest A. Dean Highway. Please see SAFA Page 10

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Page 8 Section A The Abaconian May 15, 2012 From the Editor's Desk // Vox Populi 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: We now accept Credit Cards. Paying us has never been easier! I have a feeling this editorial will get a little more pointed towards the end. But for now lets start off slow and pleasant. Congratulations Mr. Key, our Mem ber of Parliament for Central and South Abaco. Congratulations also to the Pro gressive Liberal Party for once again being entrusted to lead our country. These are responsibilities and honours to which you are not entitled; instead these are duties that Abaconians and the Bahamian people have leant to you for a short time. The people have spoken and put their trust in you. Please do not disappoint us. To Mr. Sawyer, Mr. Thompson and Mr. Lockhart: I wish you luck on your future endeavors. I hope that you do not disappear from the public eye, but instead pour just as much enthusiasm and effort into helping your country on the commu nity level as you put into your campaigns. Mr. Curry, in a surprising twist of events you may well be the next Member of Parliament for North Abaco. The following few weeks will tell. Regardless of the outcome, I place the same stress on you as I do Mr. Key. Represent your constitu ents and work for all of our gain. Mr. Ingraham, I hope you enjoy your retirement. You have served your constitu ents for over three decades. Regardless of whatever my political ideology may be, I youve ever read The Abaconian as a reguelection season assuming the north does not need a by-election. I have to say things did not exactly shake out as I thought they would. There has been a lot of argument about who is to blame for the FNMs loss. I have seen a lot of frustration expressed by one side and a lot of gloating and showboating on the other. Then there is the DNA who, despite not winning a single seat this election, may have fundamentally changed this country. Its an odd sort of satisfaction they hold, collective restlessness within the country place. Did the DNA win? No. Did they come close this time? Not really. Did they alter the outcome of this election? Maybe, thats for another debate. But did they prove something? Absolutely. The PLP now has a supermajority in the House of Assembly. They won twenty nine seats and will possibly pick up Mr. Ingrahams old dominion for a solid thirty. This frightens me. This has nothing to do with my party leanings; it frightens me because absolute power corrupts absolutely. And controlling all but eight seats is pretty close to absolute power. The way our government is set up al ready gives a disproportionate amount of power to the Prime Minister. In fact, that was the source of a large amount of criti cism for our now retired, former PM. If our new administration is not careful they will fall into the same trap and be blinded and misguided by their landslide victory and take it as a free pass to do whatever they please. Vox Populi: The voice of the people is the voice of God. But its my understanding people misunderstand His words quite often. That is why its better to continue lis tening to the people who put you in power, and not persuade yourselves that the one loud shout on May 7 was the whole mes sage. It was just to get your attention. Mr. Key it is your job to be our speakerphone to Parliament. I understand your message and your position within message. Our food bill is unsustainable and there is growth and jobs to be found in agriculture. But do not get so close to the soil that you no longer see the people. You were elected to represent us. nity that voted for you. Though you did not win the seat in the traditional way, as suming there is no contest for it, you still have a responsibility to all your people. I invite you to reach across that imaginary line that separates North and South purpose of your job. Represent us within your party Do not represent your party within Abaco. Dear reader, I ask you the same thing. Passions have run high for our colours and I have seen ugly things said and done. Now its over we need to get back on track. We have issues to face within our community and if we wait for government to solve these problems we could be wait ing a long time. The issues may be large but the solutions can start small. Reach out to the greens, the yellows trash pickups or community picnics. Start a project that will beautify your neighbor hood or will occupy children once they get out of school for the summer. Be a part of a solution and stop waiting for the current government or, worse, a successive government to step in. It starts with us. Remind our politicians that we are more than FNMs, that we are not only PLPs and that our DNA is more than a politician we follow. We are not colours on t-shirts to be counted at rallies and we are not votes to be bought and traded along imaginary township lines. Remind our politicians that we are something more. We are Bahamians. And we are Abaconians.Write in to the editor to share your thoughts:BradleyAlbury@gmail.com Features in This Issue:Community Calendar: Sec tion B Page 18 Crossword Puzzle: Section B Page 19 Letters to The Editor: Sec tion A Pages 9 Entrepreneur Watch: Sec tion A Page 20 TRASH: Section A Page 16 Visitors Guide: Section A Page 23 Rental Home List: Section A Page 22 Classifieds: Section B Pages 22 & 23

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May 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 9 Letters to the EditorElection Over? Hallelujah!Dear Editor, Thank you for allowing me space in your paper. Political season is in full swing, and by the time this edition of The Abaconian is printed, it will be over. I, for one, am thankful. Dont get me wrong I love liv ing in a country where I have a voice in choosing my government. We are indeed blessed and should all be thankful. However, it is not election time that I detest, it is the fact that every time we have an election it seems to bring the worst out in many of us. Im sure most of you who have followed this election closely have heard endless streams of foolishness from ALL parties. Whether it is the endless barrage of name-calling, half-truths, baseless promises, defamatory accusations, or utter nonsense such as the hologram accusa tions weve heard a great deal from our nations so-called leaders. Sadly, this seems to be the norm in this country when election time rolls around. However, the divisive nature in which our nations politi cians run their campaigns does not surprise me. In fact, it shouldnt surprise any of us. They ARE politicians after all. What irks me is the way WE the voters behave during election season. Democracy is best enjoyed peaceful ly. In fact, some of the staples of democ racy are being able to practice your own religion, having freedom of speech, and having the right to vote for whatever party YOU think is best suited to run the coun try. Democracy isnt about censorship, or hating others just because they happen to have a point-of-view that differs from your own. It also isnt about ripping down political posters of rival parties, or vanthey dont share your partys sympa thies. Yet, I see evidence of such behavior everyday as I ride through Marsh Harbour, and it disgusts me. Is this what weve been reduced to as a society? Is this our idea of what democracy is or how to run elections? Is this what it means to be a Bahamian nowadays? It sickens me to see my fellow Bahamians manner. However, whats more disturbing is that this very behavior is witnessed by our youth the very people who will one day run this country. Are these the lessons we should pass down to future genera tions? What message do we send our youth by acting so irrationally, so dare I say childishly? The message of this letter is sim ple: GROW UP PEOPLE! ACT WITH SENSE! When this issue of the Abaconian comes out, the election results will be in, and we will have a new government. And no matter which party wins be it PLP, FNM, or DNA they will be YOUR government, MY government: OUR government. We are all Bahamians after all. We will have to wake up on May 8th and go to work regardless of who won and we will go to work together. This country is in trouble people, and to try and work together. We could all learn something from the following quote: from frequent and lively debate, but they endure when people of every background differences in service of a greater purpose. Barack Obama Thank you again for your time. Shane Cash Marcus Bethel: An Altruist Par ExcellenceDear Mr. Editor, Firstly, I would like to thank you for graciously allowing me this space in your newspaper to express my thoughts. My name is R. Octavia Dean McIntosh, and I am writing to commend and thank Mr. Marcus Bethel, an established proprietor here in Abaco, for his continued interest cally, the students of St. Frances de Sales School. A few years ago, Mr. Bethel began an annual essay competition at different schools here in Abaco for both primary and high school levels. The four winners of this annual competition are each award ed a laptop donated by Mr. Bethel. This competition allows students a chance to interpretation of topics that have ranged from the United Nations to self-esteem to helping build up ones community. We osity for granted. The school truly appreci ates and values his magnanimous gesture and therefore all students participating in this essay competition are required their research in advance and then write their essays in a controlled setting, under exami nation conditions without using any notes. This year, St. Frances de Sales School was even more deeply touched by in addition to our four laptops, Mr. Beth el donated two desktops for the schools computer lab. As one of the winners in the to not only laud the praises of Mr. Bethel but to also express my deepest gratitude to him. His actions are not out of obligation, rater they demonstrate his sincere commit ment to education. I am heartened to see someone so invested in the youth of Abaco, and it is my hope that, not only will Mr. Bethels altruistic action make a posi tive impact on us as students, but that his passion will become contagious, thereby inspiring others to invest in the develop ment of youth in of Abaco. Mr. Marcus Bethel, thank you so very much! The St. Frances de Sales fam ily is truly appreciative of your good deeds and it is our prayer that God will continue to bless you and your family. Yours sincerely, R. Octavia Dean-McIntosh

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Page 10 Section A The Abaconian May 15, 2012 the help and expertise necessary to make the project a success. Leslie Thompson, President of the South Abaco Farmers Association, pledged his support for the farmers telling them, This is a great historic milestone. The board is excited and is committed to higher level. Mr. Thompson thanked BAIC and the Government for providing the land and the expertise. We are going to make this a showpiece through the cooperative effort of BAIC and the farmers, he said. Deputy General Manager of BAIC, Don Major, informed the audience that this is another pilot project like those in Exuma and Andros. He based his remarks on the premise that Lots of people said that it couldnt be done again on Abaco but those who say that it cant be done should get out of the way for those who want to do it. Mistress of Ceremonies for the ocwho said how overwhelmed she is that the this position and are moving forward. She told the audience that she had spoken with Johnson, and Abacos Chief of Police, Superintendent Noel Curry, to apprise them South Abaco NewsSAFA From Page 7 of the plans the Association has to try and make a difference to the youth of Abaco. I have asked them to partner with us so that young men and women can train for community service through this project. We hope that by providing opportuni ties for young people to learn the trades of farming and carpentry we will be able to keep at-risk youth off the streets, Ms. Curry said. like for the community to be aware of local produce and to purchase it. George Martin, Vice President of SAFA, thanked Abaco Groceries and Maxwells for taking all of the produce he and other farmers had grown, cancelling a previous outside order to make way for Abaco farmers. Following the breaking of the ground by Mr. Key assisted by Gary Sawyer, Leslie Thompson and several members of BAIC Executive Board, guests enjoyed platters of fruit all proudly grown by the South Abaco Farmers. Some South Abaco voters disenfranchised By Timothy Roberts Several voters were left with a bad taste in their mouths as they were denied the ability to vote on the advanced ballot during polling on May 1, despite applying to do so. According to a source there were South Abaco constituency that did not get accepted because the applications were delivered past the deadline. The applicants were people who were away or travelling on May 7 the date of the general elec tions. The Parliamentary Elections Act was which would take place at nearby embas sies. The act also included a section on special voters, which granted those resi dent in The Bahamas but who would be to attend the election on that day, to be able to vote on the advanced ballot. The act requires those travelling to complete an application to the Parliament Commissioner within 14 days of the issu ance of a writ of election. Due to the ongoing general elections Parliamentary Commissioner Errol Bethel was unable to be reached for comment.

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May 15, 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 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 The CaysWalk-a-Dog-a-Thon By Candace Key The weather may have been threaten ing, but spirits were high and the group was excited as they left Jarret Park in Hope Town on the 8th Annual Walk-ADog-A-Thon which is the major fundraiser for Friends of Abaco Animals the Hope The group provides spay/neuter services and animal care for animals throughout Abaco, although it was started to aid students collect funds from sponsors who with their dogs. Golf carts run alongside legged. of Abaco Animals and from their major sponsor, Mr. Rich Curry, manager of the Purina brands at Bahamas Wholesale in Nassau. Above: the top winners of the Walk-a-Dog-a-Thon with their prize bags. The event, held in hope Town by Friends of Abaco Animals, is sponsored by Rich Curry of Purina Brands out of Nassau. Know about news happening on the cays? Contact The Abaconian 367-3200 orabaconiannews@gmail.com

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May 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 15 By Canishka Alexander Friends of the Environments Execu tive Director Kristin Williams began the ceremony with a welcome address to all in attendance followed by an update on the niversary next year. Ms. Williams also mentioned the LiFriends Summer Camp that will be held Science Fair that has been rescheduled unthe national park proposal developed by Friends and the Bahamas and the Bahamas National Trust for the sustainability of the East Abaco Creeks. DShan Maycock awarded National Park badges and sashes to Discovery Club members in the Explorers and Guardians. The winners of the Conservation Photography Competition were rewarded for their contributions. Joined by Lindsey McCoy of FRIENDS, Erica Thibault from the U.S. Embassy said that it was wonderful to see what FRIENDS is doing on the island, and that it is important to support FRIENDS and the BNT, who are encouraging young people to be good stewards of the environment. Journey Higgs received an award for being the youngest competitor. In the stu dent competition, Natasha Albury placed the Peoples Choice Award Winner, and Ashwell Murray was third. In the adult competition, Dwayne Aberle placed second, and third place went to Rick Block. joined Olivia Patterson, FRIENDS program coordinator, as they shared their experiences at the Disney Kids and Nature Celebration. The event brings together children from all over the U.S. and various places around the world. It is also a part of the Disney Friends for Change program, which is a school-based program that allows children to get together and solve problems in their classrooms while students were motivated by the role they could play in making a difference in their communities and country. FRIENDS President Cha Boyce then requested that everyone head outside to witness the planting of a Lignum Vitae tree in honour of Michael E. Lightbourn, who served on the Friends board. Light bourns longtime friend Reg Patterson and his daughter spoke in his memory. Guests were also invited to participate in the Nature Trail Tour, and were later given a native tree to replace any invasive tree found in their yards.Michael Lightbourn honoured in tree-planting ceremony Hope Town, Abaco, Bahamas Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas VHF 16www.seahorseboatrentals.comComplimentary Pick Up & Delivery Live Mocha introduced on Abaco By Samantha Evans Live Mocha is an online Foreign Language Program that teaches people to speak different languages. It was introduced by Eureka McKinney, who works in the Foreign Language Unit at the Min and currently learning French. She is also the coordinator and owner of the Language Study Abroad Program. LSAP is committed to supporting the efforts of modern language teachers by ofinternational language experience and ongrams for adults, teachers and students that are specially designed to immerse students in the target language and culture and get them speaking Spanish from day one. LSAP has taken a group to Costa Rica and Mexico and this year they will be traveling to Panama. It is Miss McKin neys goal to encourage and assist as many Bahamians as possible to become bilingual. Live Mocha is the program she was introduced to that can engage people in a foreign language from the comfort of their home. Once she was introduced to the program, she called the company in Seattle and became their Bahamian Agent as well the Bahamas. In this ever changing world of mul ticulturalism, it has become important to learn another language other than ones native tongue. Live Mocha is a great tool to help persons do this in the comfort of McKinney will be visiting Abaco soon to give presentations. Those who want to at terreka @yahoo.com.

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Page 16 Section A The Abaconian May 15, 2012 There has been an overwhelming increase in the amount of trash along the highway going north and south. And lets not talk about cen tral Marsh Harbour, Dundas and Murphy Town. The Abaconian will give free press to any organiza tion, individual or business that takes an initiative in solving this problem. Organating trash bins or any practical solution will make you front page news. If you are a business and cleanup you will get a free advertisement in The Abaconian along with coverage of the event. If you are an individual will be featured in your own column that month. Lets solve this problem as a community. No offence to our friend in that picture to the right who claimed to be working for local government (who but that is no longer cutting it. Lets start small. Lets solve some problems.

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Page 18 Section A The Abaconian May 15, 2012 White Sound, Elbow CayFULL SERVICE MARINA WATERFRONT VILLAS For local transporation to Sea Spray call VHF 16 or 366-0065email : info@seasprayresort.com www.seasprayresort.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 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 Compete Caribbean to develop entrepreneurs Agriculture, energy and IT among underdeveloped areasBy Eric Albury The Compete Caribbean program can allow entrepreneurs throughout The Baha mas, including Abaco, and the Caribbean veloping innovative business ideas. The program is partnered with the Caribbean Idea Marketplace, a business com petition platform that urges entrepreneurs to generate employment and economic opportunities through building partnerships. Winston Rolle, the CEO of the Baha mas Chamber of Commerce and Employ ers Federation, said that the Bahamas has not been able to take advantage of programs such as Compete Caribbean. As time goes on, I think people need to become even more aware of these opportunities and be prepared to embrace them, said Mr. Rolle. In the past, people didnt feel we were eligible because of our gross domestic product in comparison to other countries in the Caribbean, putting us in a different position. Mr. Rolle revealed that the countries GDP doesnt really have anything to do with accessing these programs. It is about looking for companies they support, said Mr. Rolle. Caribbean will provide technical assistance grants and investment funding to support business development activities, including productive development policies, business climate reforms, clustering initiatives and Funding for the program is being provided by Inter-American Development Bank, the Canadian International Devel opment Agency and the United Kingdom Department. Mr. Rolle said that there are a number of areas that the Bahamas can tap into under Compete Caribbean, including agriculture, renewable energy and information technology. The program invites any entrepreneurs and companies from the Caribbean, USA, Canada and the United Kingdom to apply. Criteria for eligibility can be found at www.competecaribbean.org. The deadline for applications is set BusinessDept. of Agriculture sells livestock at Expo By Canishka Alexander the Livestock Production at the Depart ment of Agricultures Gladstone Road Agricultural Centre, was in charge of the animals that were brought over to the Agribusiness Expo in April. With regard to livestock development, Mr. Pinder, who is an Abaco native, said that there are a number of goals that they are focused on. at GRAC is the availability of their Breeding Center, which provides full breeds of animals recommended for our country like pigs, goats and cattle. The animals are prothe need to import, and therefore reduce the risks of importing diseases. The second goal is the Demonstration Farm, which is open to students and the general public for them to observe how a farm is operated. Third on the list is the Resource Center, which provides information on what to do and how to do it in farming. References on sourcing materials and supplies are also provided. Extension Services include farm visits, onsite tours, and semi nars and symposiums on farming to assist farmers on improving production. Feed is also supplied to farmers for their livestock, and Mr. Pinder said that approximately 75 percent of livestock operations operational costs goes toward feed. However, to lessen the expense on farmers with livestock, they offer feed at a much lower cost than the United States. Mr. Pinder said that all the animals that they had brought over to the Expo have been sold. The Deptartment of Agriculture focuses on breeds of sheep and goat that can adapt to our warm climate and that are frequently requested by farmers. Sheep, goats, ducks and pigs were among the livestock displayed at the Agribusiness Expo.Nubian Styles now in new location Business increases with move to downtown Marsh Harbour By Samantha Evans Nubian Styles has been moved from Marsh Harbour, due to parking issues and location, according to owner Micheline Edwards. Ms. Edwards and her husband knew that they needed to move and happened to stumble upon a vacant spot. Once they met in. Ms. Edwards is excited that they have moved as Marsh Harbour is considered to be the hub of Abaco. Now that they are in a prime loca tion, business has increased tremendously as new clients continue to support the busi ness. Nubian Styles is running a spring special on extensions and are promoting their loyalty card which affords frequent visit. hair including locks, waxing, and natural braiding. They can also lock perm hair as well. Since they have moved, they have added beauty supplies including hair. Scarfs and branded t-shirts will be added soon as well. Nubian Styles now has new business hoursMonday to Wednesday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday and Fridays 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturdays 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. They Abacom now offering e-booksBy Mirella Santillo E-books are now being offered at Abacom computer stores and by owner Malcom Spicer. Mr. Spicer gradually built up a library of tion, New York Times best sellers, educational books for teachers and students on every topic and every Superman comic all the series of X-Men. be read on any device, laptop, P.C., net Please see e-books Page 21

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May 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 19 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 Further BusinessBy: Rosnell Parker-Simmons rating the two countries from their nearest borders, Cuba, to many Bahamians, still evokes scenes of a country of mystery and intrigue. Cuba and its potential as a busi ness destination has largely been a wellkept secret. This past week, through a thorough and informative presentation, the Abaco Chamber of Commerce was graced with the presence of Cuban Ambassador to The His presentation dispelled any thoughts that might have prevailed about Cubas Business Economy, being anything other than a vast, vibrant and extremely diversi According to World Atlas, Havana, the capital city of Cuba with a population largest city in the Caribbean. It is home to around the world whose people have long since tapped in to its foreign trade. crease of 41.5 percent. As an open market, it conducts business with more than dle East form 44percent of its partners in foreign trade. Countries such as Canada, Spain, Germany and China are some of its strongest trading partners. An immediate and primary focus for its foreign trade is to increase and consoli date its income from goods and services, by providing more value added, technical content and quality to its exports. Among others, traditional sectors of industry include manufacturing, construc tion and communication; however Cuba has a vibrant new sector of industries including biotechnology and tourism. In its health industry, Cubas very comprehensive health services and patient care has positioned it as a very selective health tourism destination. In fact health tourism has seen a rise, as globally, many foreign patients travel there for a wide array of excellent, yet affordable services. Health personnel training and rehabilitative and neurological restorative care is a popular service in Cubas health care industry. Cuba has long since had a rich agricultural industry. In developing its foreign trade, Cuba has positioned itself well, having emerged as a trusted resource for the environmentally conscious by manufactur and bio insecticides. Among many other export products, such as rum, furniture, arts, crafts and cigars, an extensive listing of Cubas exports would include nutritional products, farming technologies and agro industrial products and services, medical equipment and furnishings, health personnel training, project implementation and installation for construction, electrical and environmental projectsincluding renewable energies, heavy equipment for the construction and agricultural industry and technical training and assistance for businesses in many dis ciplines. Tourism in Cuba is on the rise and growth has brought opportunities for foreign investments in a number of tourism related areas such as golf course develop ment and international marinas. the Bahamas as a competitor in the Tourism Industry. Instead, with a global view to developing their markets, there could actually be advantages gained by working together, because of the countries close proximity to each other. He said that Cuba has mountains and Bahamas has is lands, with beaches that are all unique. Designing travel packages where people from the other side of the world could get to see both countries, while on a trip to Cuba or a trip to the Bahamas, would add value for both countries. Other foreign investment opportunities are enthusiastically sought in the oil industry, in areas such as oil exploration, mining in areas such as geological prospecting of gold and copper, and in energy capacities of wind and hydroelectric plants. The Havana International Fair is an annual event which focuses on showcas ing Cubas products to foreign markets. It attracts thousands of prospective buyers from around the globe. This year it is of the few markets where East and West converge for economic exchange. shipping logistics is the greatest hurdle for the Bahamian entrepreneur, as a well developed shipping line between the two countries does not exist. However, there are numerous businesses in the Bahamas and Cuba each week. Abaconians will be pleased to know, that they can leave Abaco in the afternoon. The same applies for the return trip home; making Cuba another option for those desiring a weekend getaway. Business opportunities in Cuba are numerous. In essence, if you can think of a service or its derivative, it is available for you in Cuba. For further details on Business Opportunities in Cuba, please contact your local Abaco Chamber of Commerce at Abaco Chamber of Commerce speaksBusiness opportunities in Cuba

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Page 20 Section A The Abaconian May 15, 2012 The Moorings Yacht ChartersThe Best Sailing Vacations In The World! Prestige Class The Conch Inn Resort Curly Tails The Conch Inn Resort and Marina Come and experience the beauty of the Bahamas. We are waiting for you. The Conch Inn Marina Compliments of The Moorings and The Conch Inn Hotel and Marina Tide North Bar Channel June 2012 Cruise the Abaco Sound in one of our new power boats 34 ft. mono-hull or 37 or 45 ft. Catamaran Entrepreneur Watch Further BusinessSir Qs Unique BoutiqueBy Samantha Evans Damian Charlton, college graduate of sociology and biology and now an entre preneur, has moved to Abaco to pursue his dream of opening a unique boutique which he calls Sir Qs. Located in Murphy Town, on the corner of the T-Junction next to DNEEEs Quick Stop Convenient Store, Mr. Charl ton is open for business as the site barber. Mr. Charlton has been coming back and forth to Abaco for the past ten months but just got a chance to open his own shop a few months ago. Besides cutting hair, he shapes up eyebrows, and makes jewelry. Mr. Charl ton makes unique necklaces, headbands, and rings out of feathers, beer bottle caps and natural products. In the coming months, Mr. Charlton hopes to expand his business into a unique oasis that will cater to men, women, and children. calling 458-8188. Soda tab handbagsBy Samantha Evans Ms. Rapeepan Cash is from Thailand where she worked as an accountant for approximately ten years. When she got married and moved to Abaco, she stated that she needed something to do and being im pressed by the many natural resources eas ily found on the island, she started making jewelry out of sea glass and shells. Internet, she came across a unique form of art used to make purses using soda tabs ing to her that she tried it and since she had been crocheting all of her life, she had no problem teaching herself how to make these bags. By using natural resources and now soda tabs, Ms. Cash sees herself as helping the environment by recycling items. She started making the soda tab bags in Octo ber last year and since then has sold out every time. By Samantha Evans now business woman, has a plan to turn the Murphy Town site where she has her store DNEEEs Quick Stop Convenient Store into the native hub of the area. coming to fruition as more and more busi ness-minded young men and women are approaching her to become a part of her vision. To date, she has a conch salad stand, native food stall, barber shop, boutique and tattoo parlor, beauty salon and laun dry mat on site. She plans to open the fruit and vegetable stall in the coming weeks to give local farmers a way to sell their native products. There are several projects on the drawing board including a childrens corner where kids can come to engage in crafts, art, and other activities. that sells ice cream, hot dogs, hamburgers and other stuff that kids like. Even though much work is being she has rented booths to are very enterpris ing and are still doing much to improve upon their individual spaces. She also said that someone has approached her about building a miniature golf course on some of the remaining property. All of the booths she has on site have been rented already, but others continue to determine how she can make more booths available. are interested in applying for consideration must have a positive attitude, a business plan, a good background and be able to sell their plan to her. They can reach Mrs. DNEEEs Enterprises is transforming Murphy Towns business sceneJacqueline Estevez provides catalyst for areas entrepreneurs

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May 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 21 L. C. HULL & CO. 10th ANNIVERSARY L.C. HULL & CO. is proud to announce that it is celebrating over 10 years of service in the Abaco community.The rms ofce, located at 700 Don MacKay Blvd. in Marsh Harbour, opened in 2002 and serves a wide variety of clients located in the Abacos, in addition to numerous national and international businesses. Its Marsh Harbour base allows clients in the Abacos the advantage of a convenient central ofce location, combined with the breadth and depth of knowledge and experience of a Nassau based rm. The rm primarily focuses on real estate transactions, banking and corporate matters. They take a personal approach to their cases. Rhonda Hull, Managing Director, explains We wanted to develop a specialist rm that was able to respond to our clients efciently.Counsel & Attorneys, Notaries Public Email: abacolaw@yahoo.com Chris Farrington, BRI Ph: (242) 365-4695Fax: (242) 365-4697NEWTwo Bedroom, one bathroom with a detached garage/workshop, featuring a shared dock and beach nearby. Oered at $325,000.00 Coco Sands 3 bedroom/3 bath, 2 storey home, wrap around porches amazing views. Custom cabinets, granite countertops, hardwood ooring, furnished and turn key. Oered at $700,000 Coco Plum 2 bedroom/2 bathroom cottage situated on the beach at Coco Bay. Enjoy sunset views with the beach just steps away. Oered fully furnished at $650,000 Peaceful Times 2 bedroom/2 bath home located on elevated lot. The home features 2 levels with a possible 3 bedroom/bath on the lower oor. Ready to move in and enjoy. Oered at $549,000 Serenity Blu Waterfront with private dock and boatlift. 2 storey home consists of 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, living room and kitchen on the upper level and 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, living, dining and kitchen on the lower level. Each level has fully equipped kitchen with custom hardwood cabinets, Silo countertops, stainless steel appliances, wine cooler and bar. View of some of the best Bahamian sunsets. Oered at $2,165,000 Reduced to $1,990,000. Sea Fan Sea to Sea with a private dock. 2 bedroom/2 bath home. Furnished with hard wood ooring, choice decking, hardi-planking, standby generator. Oered at $850,000. Reduced to $650,000. Fairwinds 2 bedroom/21/2 bathroom, shared dock and boat ramp. Fully furnished and centrally air-conditioned, internet and Direct T.V. service. House located near beaches and resort/marina. Oered at $325,000 Reduced to $300,000. Under Contract Elevated Waterfront Lot on Sea of Abaco $299,000 Two Beachfront Lots. Starting at $300,000 Hilltop Lots with fantastic views. Starting at $140,000 info@greenturtlerealestate.com www.greenturtlerealesate.comRitchie Eyma Ph: (242) 426-9841Fax: (242) 365-4697Roshanne Eyma Ph: (242) 225-0374Fax: (242) 365-4697 BAIC pushes for agriculture in AbacoCherokee man proves viability of soilBy Lee Pinder One local farmer, Bateman Sands, pound sweet potato in his back yard. He different variety of peppers, beets, carrots, pumpkin, green peppers, tomatoes, pineapples, bananas, citrus, sugar applies, mangoes and avocados. Every inch of his and herbs. The people of Cherokee people have household grew something to eat in a nearrely on the many things out of the sea. Without easy access to a well-sup plied food stores and depended instead on the weekly mail-boat out of Nassau they had to make do with what was readily available. Those early settlers were probably healthier than today and didnt know anything about take out or junk food. Countries must try to feed them selves. We are fortunate in that we live in the tropics with an almost vacant arid land and plenty of sun-shine, two of the most important ingredients for growing. The Abaco Department of Agricul ture, under the chairmanship of Edison Further BusinessKey, has been advocating home growing for years. Now with the near completion of the new open-air marketplace in Marsh Harbour, many local farmers have easy access to a clean and available venue to showcase and sell their produce to local customers. Above: Bateman Sands, a retiree living in Cherokee Sound, produced a nine and a half pound sweet potato from his garden. BAIC has been making a push to revive agriculture in Abaco to reduce the countrys enormous food import bill, Mr. Sands shows what can be accomplished in our soil.e-books From Page 18 book, Kindle, iPad, Nooks and Sony Read ers. Having been an educator for many years, Mr. Spicer was concerned about the lack of reading material on the island. According to him, there was not enough on Abaco to serve the needs of the public and he is hoping that the large inventory of his reading supply will rouse the interest of the residents and increase the number of people reading. There is a library for books and Spicer will download them for his custom drive. All are available in PDF, MOBI, Epub, DOC and LIT formats. BPCs drilling licenses suspendedBy Eric Albury Quotes Courtesy The Nassau GuardianThe government rejected the Bahamas Petroleum Companys bid to renew drill rental fees was returned. In a statement from the Ministry of the Environment, they claim to have denied rental fees, which contradicts what licenses being renewed. Upon receipt of legal advice, this ministry advised BPC that it is presently unable to accept rental fees for the year has yet to determine its course of action in connection with the license renewal, the statement said. But, according to BPCs website, its thermore, it said they were committed to drilling an exploratory well by no later than April of next year. The current exploration licenses are said BPC. Under the terms of the renew Winston Rolle the CEO of the Baha mas Chamber of Commerce and Employ ers Confederation, said that oil drilling has become political football, and that wait ing until after the elections are over would be the best course of action to separate it Mr. Rolle expressed deep regret that the oil drilling issue has been battered around for the international community to see, possibly affecting investors. It is very unfortunate, he said. This is an international traded company. There are a number of investors that might be asking if this is how business is conducted in the Bahamas.

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Page 22 Section A The Abaconian May 15, 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 Boat 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 Further BusinessOn May 4 Rum Runners, a new bar and grill located in Marsh Harbour, held it's grand opening. Rum Runners is found building with Abaco Medicenter. It is open on weekends serving grill food throughout the day and evening. The business is originally from Grand Bahama. The management and staff indi cated they were excited to serve Abaco and noted how nice things were on the island. The bar area is comfortably furnished and well-staffed. Outside in the back is and expansive deck area. Drinks and food are competitively priced. The grill remains open throughout the late evening allowing patrons to enjoy grilled snacks and entrees. Sports and entertainment channels play on the several television sets in the bar area. By Timothy Roberts As Bahamas Telecommunications 4G upgrade to their cellular data package we need to understand what exactly that means to us, the consumers. After launching their 4G network, offering maximum download speeds of up to 8Mbps, in New Providence and Grand Bathat Abaco would receive the service by New bar & grill opens on Marsh Harbour stripAbove: the management and staff of Rum Runners. Located in Marsh harbour across from Memorial plaza, this restaurant and grill is focused on late-night and weekend service. opment. Consumers preparing to purchase phones for use on the upcoming 4G net work need to know a few things before purchasing. Although BTC has marketed the new network as 4G, the technology is actually an incremental improvement of the WCDMA platform known as HSDPA (HighThe term 4G, which stands for fourth generation, causes a bit of confusion because there is no true 4G service anywhere in the world that meets the international telecommunication unions standards. Using the name 4G is a marketing term simi As BTC readies 4G network; an explanation of the technology Telecoms such as AT&T and T-Mobile also run the HSDPA Network so if you buy your phone in the United States the ones compatible with these networks will work here in The Bahamas as well.

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May 15, 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. 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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 North Abaco Sandy Point Treasure Cay Casaurina Point Cherokee Crossing Rocks Green Turtle Cay Hope Town Man-O-War Charter Boats

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May 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 25 VOLUME 20 NUMBER 10 MAY 15, 2012By Canishka Alexander According to Principal Huel Moss of S.C. Bootle High School, students of the on a mural project as a part of a unit on mural design. After studying muralist painter Diego Rivera, students were inspired to create a mural of their own. Supervised by Tiffany Williams, art teacher, she explained that these large paintings usually tell a story, so the students sought to create a story they would want to be depicted visually. The designs of these proposals were ist Romero Britto. After presenting their proposed designs to the class, the students along with [myself] carefully selected the best designs, Ms. Williams said. This was done based on the students awareness of their audience, which is the school and the wider community. As a result, Davonia Jones along with Lauryn Pritchard, Aaliyah Outten, Jensen Petit-Fere, and Patrica Pritchard spear headed the mural design that was chosen. The theme shown in this mural design is based on being community minded. Ms. Williams said that based on events taking place in our society today, students are given the impression that we as a people are not looking out for each other. Therefore, they wanted to express how colourful our world would be if we would just show love and give each other a helping hand. Students art focuses on community Please see Mural Page 2 All three party leaders visit Abaco in weeks leading up to election The Progressive Liberal Party, the Free National Movement and the Democratic National party leader arrived to address the crowds and endorse their partys local candidates. The PLP and DNA rallies were held in Marsh Harbour and the FNM rally was held in Coopers Town. Above: The Right Honourable Hubert Ingraham reaches out to a crowd of supporters Above: Branville McCartney waves to the crowd of DNA supporters and onlookers along with his local candidates Sonith Lockhart, for the North, and Roscoe Thompson III, for Central and South. Below: The Right Honourable Perry Christie hoists his local candidates, Gary Sawyer and Renardo Curry, in front of the Gold Rush event in Marsh Harbour on May 2.

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Page 26 Section A The Abaconian May 15, 2012 Bahamas National Trust organizes park cleanup on AbacoBy Mirella Santillo According to the National Park Warden, Mr. Marcus Davis, a lot of work was achieved on May 5 when a large group of members of GGYA from Abaco Central High School, two students from Forest Heights Academy, a student from Man of War School, two students from Cyber Learning Center and twenty students from S C Bootle High School, answered the call tional Trust. The volunteers were to work in the National Park, South of Crossing Rocks, cutting trails, weeding, picking up trash and painting signs and outdoor furniture. The volunteers were divided in groups who were taken by trucks to various focal points. A contingent of ten people was taken to route 45 to cut a trail through the coppice up to the sea and through Parrot Hill. Another group cleaned around a blue trated on picking up trash on the Hole in the Wall Road, from route 45 to route 14 proximately twenty bags of thrash Another group of nine to ten people concentrated on painting signs and water en garbage containers that will be placed on various locations in the Park. The weather was beautiful and the atmosphere in the National Park was peaceful as usual. Birdwatchers were rewarded with the sighting of a Tropic Bird nesting and a couple of Bahama Mocking birds courting, the male singing away on a branch oblivious of the humans encroach ing on his territory. volunteers left the area. Everything has been accomplished, said Mr. Davis, who added that now his main concern is the maintenance of the trails and predator control to protect the parrots that have started pairing and nest ing. Above: the group from Cyber Learning Center who helped during the National Park Cleanup. Tyreke Evans, Sandra Flowers( teacher) Level Arnett, Keith Green (teacher), Sharon Green( teacher) and Marcus Davis.Mural From Page 1 Brittany Archer chosen as Senior Speaker at Florida Southern College ComencementPress Release Brittany Nicole Archer was chosen as the Senior Speaker at the Commencement Convocation at Florida Southern College Ms. Archer, a native of Marsh Harbour, Abaco, The Bahamas, was chosen to speak as representative of the Class of ern Trustee Nancy Cattarius as a student who had excelled in academics and student leadership. Ms. Archer received a Bachelor of Arts in Communications cum laude at the ceremony. At FSC, she was a member of several honor societies, including Lambda Chi Eta, a communications honor society, and Pi Kappa Delta, a forensics honor society. Ms. Archer was a member of the Florida Southern Competitive Speech ner Speaking at the varsity Pi Kappa Delta National Comprehensive Tournament in March. In her speech to her fellow graduates, Ms. Archer noted that a diploma is not a Each of us must take the skills, knowledge, and experiences we have ac quired and integrate them into our lives and the world around us, she said. Hence, the design of overlapping hands interacting with each other. Each resenting how unique we are culturally, physically, and economically, Ms. Wil liams said. These hands are the different people we may meet within our lives that we should reach out and lend a helping hand to. The Britto-inspired design spans out to form a heart, which represents the love we create when we lend a helping hand. Although the mural project has sparked the interest of their peers and teachers, the current project is a class project so others are not allowed to help the Ms. Williams said that they initially wanted to create two additional murals of the remaining two designs, however, they are working from limited painting supplies. Nevertheless, she was optimistic that if they can raise funds or receive more painting supplies more murals could be created on the school campus and possi bly within the heart of the community of Coopers Town with the assistance of additional students from the school.

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Page 28 Section A The Abaconian May 15, 2012 School & Youth NewsSuccess Training College offers degree and scholarship opportunities on AbacoBy Samantha V. Evans Success Training College held regis at Abaco Central High School. The program has been on the island of Abaco for New and old students were in at tendance as coordinator of the Extended Learning Program, Sharon Rolle, was onisland. She met with all students and gave them class assignments and relevant dead lines. Ms. Rolle then met with the graduat which is November 17. A new class is scheduled to begin on May 5, when the new term begins. According to Ms. Rolle, they are still offering partial scholarships to churches. She encourages them to submit the names of those active members interested in pursuing a degree to Ms. Enid Whyte, local coordinator, by June 15. Each church can submit three names. The scholarships will The associate degree programs that will be offered this fall are computer information systems, business administration, accounting, human resources management, and early childhood education. Registra tion for the fall semester will be begin on June 15. Other degree programs offered includes bachelors and master programs in conjunction with other universities. CerSuccess Training College will be offering a scholarship to a graduate of Abaco mester to pursue a degree in one of their programs. The details will be made avail able to the school principal.Essay competition winners announced at Agribusiness Expo Kajah, Jerona and Shanitra take home prizesBy Canishka Alexander Agribusiness Expo committee mem bers Ruth Saunders and Josephina Curry announced and awarded the winners of the Essay Competition that was held among students. Two years ago, the competition was only offered to secondary school students; however, this year the competition was offered to primary, junior and secondary students. As a result, the Progressing in Food Security theme was sectioned into three topics. For primary school students, the topic was: Why would I like to be a farmer? Junior high students tackled: If I were a farmer on Abaco, these are the ways that and also meet the needs of the Bahamian public. Finally, the seniors were asked to address: How best could The Bahamas reduce the amount of imported food and increase its own production? Ms. Curry invited Edison Key, executive chairman of BAIC, to assist with the distribution of awards. Instead of cash The primary school winner was Kajah Pinder, a student from James A. Pinder Primary School. She received a notebook. Next, Jerona Stuart of S.C. Bootle High School was chosen as the junior winner and was given a Kindle Fire. Agape Christhe senior winner, and she received a Samsung Notebook. By Canishka Alexander The 15th Annual Model United Nations Summit Competition sponsored by Rotary International was held in Nassau at mas including S.C.Bootle High School and St. Francis De Sales School participated. At the end of the competition, Abaco was victorious on two counts with S.C.Bootle De Sales in second place. Queens College placed third. S.C. Bootle Principal Huel Moss Jr. called it a keenly contested competition. Moss and the S.C.Bootle school family extended congratulations to the winning team members: Shavado Smith, Sherrie Romer, Vance Poitier, Savannah Cooper and substitute student Andquone Burrows. He also Maritime studies course offeredBy Eric Albury The College of the Bahamas has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with State University of New York to be-Advertise in The Abaconian.No matter the size of your business We bring results. commended the hard work of their advi sors Nadira Kawalram and Diana Facey. The S.C. Bootle students will travel to New York with the Minister of Foreign Affairs and a delegation in the summer to the United Nations. The MUNS competition is a simula tion of the United Nations within an aca demic platform. The objective is to educate, and train the participants in matters communication and diplomacy. Each school was assigned a country where it took on the role of diplomats and partici pated in a simulated session of an intergov S.C. Bootle students win MUNS competitionStudents will attend United Nations summitLeft to Right: Savannah Cooper, Sherrie Romer, Shavardo Smith, Advisor Mrs. Nadira Kawalram, Vance Poitier, Andquone Burrows and Advisor Ms. Diana Facey Please see Maritime Page 5

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May 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 29 tended Disneys Kids and Nature Celebra tion at Walt Disney World in April. Out of the thousands of students that are considered every year, they were the only two who were accepted to go, after interviewing for the chance to attend the event. One hundred children from around the world attended the summit. The week ties. They were able to hear talks by Jane Goodall, Bob Iger, CEO of Walt Disney and Craig Kielburger, Director of Free the Children. Agape Christian School wins districts General Knowledge CompetitionBy Samantha Evans Six schools took part in the Abaco District General Knowledge Competition held on Wednesday May 1 at St. Andrews Methodist Church Hall. School & Youth NewsAbaco students among exclusive group to attend Disney Nature Celebration They had personal breakout sessions with people such as Joe Rohde, Executive Designer and Vice President of the creative Department at Walt Disney who was the lead designer of Disneys Animal Kingdom. children from different countries, back grounds, ages and languages. It is true that we might be young but we can make a big difference in our communities and countries." Friends said that without the support of Disney Cruiseline and Disney Animal Programs and Environmental Initiatives, the trip would not have been possible. They also said that the experience made a lasting impact on both of the students, and fect change. LEFT: Two lucky students were able to attend Disneys Kids and Nature Celebration at Walt Disney World in April. It was an to two students, but Seanna Albury and Lorenz Carter were a deserving pair. Both students shone in their interviews with their enthusiasm and knowledge of the environ ment; they made great ambassadors for Abaco. Left to Right: Olivia Patterson, FRIENDS; Seanna Albury, Forest Heights Academy; Lorenz Carter, Central Abaco Primary; Wynsome Ferguson, FRIENDS Board member and Ministry of Tourism.Maritime From Page 4 gin a maritime degree course, under the Maritime Studies Baccalaureate degree program. Beginning in the fall semester of offered in Maritime Operations Unlimited Deck Licensing and Maritime Operations Engine License. The practical component of the degree will be spent at sea, where the students will learn to become practiced seafarers. at the Grand Bahama campus. Four semes ters will take place at SUNY and the eighth Students interested in pursuing these BGCSEs. Mathematics and physics must meet the minimum C grade. For those who do not have the required BGCSEs, a preparatory program is available. Please see Agape Page 6

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Page 30 Section A The Abaconian May 15, 2012 School & Youth NewsThe students were asked three rounds group or team questions. ries: Mathematics, Language Arts, Science, Social Studies and Religious Studies. vidual questions and ten points for team questions. The competition resulted in a tie for third place between Moores Island All Age School and Long Bay School which had to be broken with a series of questions. Long Bay School claimed third place. In second place was the team from St. Francis de Sales School. The winner was the team from Agape Christian School that was made up of Caleb Sawyer, Beth any Higgs, Mikayla Marshall and Amilee Sands. The competition was open to stu dents from Grades 4 to 6. Sandy Edwards Agape From Page 5 Winners of KFC Essay Competition are announced By Canishka Alexander A brief ceremony was held to com mend the winners of St. Francis de Sales Schools annual KFC Essay Competition. Georgia Williams, who teaches English ulated all the students who participated in the competition. For their essay topics, primary school students were asked to discuss three main ways they could enhance their school, while high school students imagined they were on a committee that had to offer suggestions to empower the youth of Abaco. Ms. Williams called on Marcus Beth el, CEO of KFCs Abaco branch, to assist with the distribution of the awards. In the primary division: Allaire Johnson placed place. Jake Consulta was named the win ner in the high school division, and was followed by Marlique Hield in second place. Mr. Bethel was pleased with the parin the competition, but he appealed to the remaining students to get involved next year. Like Ms. Williams, he encouraged the students to continue trying for the win ning positions. However, he added that putting forth their best effort was most im portant. Principal Josephine Kumar was the last to give remarks. She called Mr. Bethel a man of action who holds education close to his heart, and thanked him for his ongoing support and investment in the school through the Essay Competition.Shantell Miller celebrated as ACHs Teacher of the YearBy Mirella Santillo Ms. Shantell Miller, a teacher in the Vocational and Technical Department, who, according to the students and the faculty, was embodying the Essence of Excellence, and was awarded the title of Teacher of the Year at Abaco Central High School. school grounds. Ms. Miller was escorted from her car to the podium on a red carpet and presented gifts from her students and fellow teachers. The students acted out the whole ceremony. They included the moderators, Gina Raymonville and Olujimi Scott, and the performers, Gary Nicholas, Candace Scott, Lakia Thompson and Bianca Rolle. The guest speaker, Pastor Ashton McFall, elaborated on the concept of excellence which he said encompassed the principle of accountability and friendship which he likened to the example of Christ: When we strive to be like Christ, we develop excellence, concluded McFall. Continue on the path of excellence, Ms. Miller. The school loves you; continue to strive. Then, students from each grade she taught presented Ms. Miller with a gift. The teachers also gave gifts from the various departments and by the Vice Principal Kevin Hepburn, who in turn offered her a gift on behalf of the administration staff. Mrs. Miller offered thanks to all, but He gave her to be a teacher. She felt it was her duty to educate students for what they will be tomorrow. The ceremony was followed by a gathering and lunch in one of the classrooms. Shantell Miller, above and left, receives a gift from Yasmin Glinton at a special ceremony honouring Ms. Miller.She was awarded Teacher of the Year at Abaco Central High School because they felt she embodie the essence of excellence. Creative Studios Boutique provides artistic classes for students By Samantha Evans At Creative Studios Boutique, Stacey Adderley provides art classes and workadults. Ms. Adderley teaches art forms such She also works with students preparing portfolios for college. Ms. Adderley is presently working with a student in grade Please see Boutique Page 7

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May 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 31 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 11 at Abaco Central High School. Harmofor her portfolio, which will focus on different faces of strong Bahamian women. Ms. Adderley also tutors art for BJC and BGCSE exams. She can also provide art home schooling for children who need it. A Summer Art Camp will be hosted but space is limited so persons are advised to register today. The camp will cater to Ms. Adderleys boutique is located upstairs from Home Fabrics in Marsh Harbour. She can be contacted by calling 559Boutique From Page 6 School & Youth NewsMother-Daughter Spring Affair held by Anglican Women of St. JohnsBy Samantha Evans Anglican Church Women of St. Johns held a Mother-Daughter Spring Affair at the Anglican Hall on May 4. is hosting such an event which is the brainchild of member Margo Dean. Tickets were sold which included a mother and daughter with an additional fee added for another daughter to attend. The women decided to have the event in advance so families can celebrate their mother in their own special way on Mothers Day. On the night of the event, Mother-Daughter games were played, food was offered and tributes presented to the mothers. A tribute was given by Octavia DeanMcIntosh, who told her mother, Valerie she makes. She thanked her mom for being her only parent, provider, friend, maid, tears. Ms. Dean then gave her sister Margo Dean a gift for spearheading this event on behalf of the Anglican women. The women of the church prepared es were given out through the night. S.C. Bootle High honours Dexter JamesBy Rashida Murray Extraordinary is the man who drives the big yellow school bus on route to the Green Turtle Cay Ferry Dock on week days. Unlike regular school bus drivers nation-wide, Mr. Dexter James tries to appeal and forge an identity with the students by dressing in the full S.C. Bootle High uniform. His attire is always strikingly im maculate and he provides a good example for the other students to emulate. This initiative did not go unnoticed by the administra tion, faculty and staff of S.C. Bootle High. Principal Huel F. Moss Jr. honours at least one person mornings assembly, the school honored Mr. James. In his address at the assembly, Mr. James said, I want to thank you and espe cially the children that ride with me. When asked why he does it, Mr. James said, Ive done what I am doing bus but Ive been developing leadership in people. God has given me the ability to nurture leadership in people. He closed by blessing the children and told them to remember you are the generation that will change this world.Ive done what I am doing today for the past 30 years... developing leadership in people. St. Francis students participate in annual retreat By Canishka Alexander Elmer Bongon, Religious Knowledge teacher at St. Francis de Sales School, explained that the retreat is a part of the spiri tual formation of the students. The annual retreat also called The Recollection is a one-day retreat or journey with the Lord. It is designed for them to look at themselves, he explained. How is their relation with themselves, with other people and above all, how is their relation with God at this moment? Throughout the day, Mr. Bongon facilitated a series of activities that allowed 7 students participated in the retreat, and the following day was set aside for students for Grades 8 and 9 students. On May 9, a senior retreat is scheduled for the graduat ing class.CAPS Outgoing Teacher of Year celebratedBy Samantha Evans Central Abaco Primary School honored Robertha Lindsay, Teacher of the Year and the District Teacher of the Year as her term came to an end. The theme chosen for this occasion was A Lady of Excellence. The ceremony began with a tribute by one of her former students Kadesha Canton who is now a grade eight student at Abaco Central High School. She spoke of the stern yet gentle way Ms. Lindsay nurtured her and the other students she taught. This was followed by a musical tribute by three former students. On this day, Ms. Lindsay was showered with much love that came in the form of song, drama, and words of admiration. The Vice Principal of Central Abaco Primary School, Beatrice Moxey, spoke of how Ms. Lindsay is not only an extra spe cial teacher but person too. She is serious about the call on her life to be a teacher, but noted that this young Christian woman also has a heart of gold as she opened her home to Ms. Moxey after her residence was badly damaged by a hurricane some years ago. Ms. Moxey said she knows that Ms. Lindsay believes that all children can learn and that to touch a childs life is to touch eternity. Hence, she penned the schools motto: Always in Pursuit of Excellence. The Grade 5 class performed an origa Teacher, which spoke about the time God took to create those people he called to teach because he knew that they would have to endure more than the average person. poem by Grade 4 entitled Why God Created Teachers. Students from Grade 5 then presented her with gifts. Please see CAPS Page 8 Student?Want to write for The Abaconian and build your college resume? Message The Abaconian on Facebook or email AbaconianNews@gmail.com

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Page 32 Section A The Abaconian May 15, 2012 Man-O-War HardwareNon-Corrosive HardwareAn Extensive Selection of Brass, Stainless & MonelBolts, Nails & Screws Hinges & Barrel BoltsStainless Steel Hurricane Clips#1 LumberPlain & Pressure TreatedPine, Fir, Cypress Teak & MahoganyInterior, Exterior & MarinePLYWOOD For quotes or information Call Walter Sweeting Arthur Elden Man-O-War Cay, Abaco, BahamasPh: (242) 365-6011 Fax (242) 365-6039 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.comCAPS From Page 7 By Candace Key: Hope Town Primary School has begun the construction of their new Media Center. This building, expected to be completed by August by Abaco Construction, will house the schools computers and library with an area for science. This Media Center is generously funded by a gift to the school from a second home owner who has "adopted" the school. Staff and students eagerly await its opening which will enhance the school greatly. School & Youth News Hope Town School adding media centerBy Candace Key In celebration of Earth Day the United States Embassy Charge dAffaires Mr. John Dinkelman and other Embassy staff Mr. and Ms. Jea and Ms. Erica Thibault spent the afternoon at Hope Town Primary School. After a brief Earth Day Assembly, Mr. Dinkelman and group heard from the receive the UN Green Flag Eco-School rating. The visiting group picked fresh produce from the school garden and were presented with pesto pasta the students made as a snack for the trip home. Before they left they took part in a native tree planting on the school grounds. District Superintendent, Ms. Helen Simmons-Johnson ,also was in attendance for the eco-afternoon. The guest speaker for this occasion was Dr. Lenora Black, former Superinten dent of Education. Dr. Black stated that it was in 1997-1998 that Robertha Lindsay came to Columbus Primary School where she was principal to complete her teach ing practice. She explained how from this point she knew that this student would be no ordinary teacher. It was after success fully completing her teaching practice that she was assigned to the Abaco District; the place that Dr. Black calls home. Dr. Black said she was pleased with this decision. Over these fourteen years as a teacher, this Lady of Excellence has proven herself to be a hard worker. Dr. Black challenged Lindsay to continue to strive for excellence in everything that she does. Members of the committee then presented Lindsay with gifts including a soaring eagle trophy, a projector, digi many others. In her response, Robertha Lindsay stated that she is not a politician but she too has something to say. She gave teach ers some advice on how to better reach the children they teach. She told them to change their teaching methods, change the way they communicate with other teach ers, and change the notion that Nassau is the only place where answers for educa tion can be found. She noted that at Central Abaco Primary School, students of excel lence are developed and when they leave, they soar like eagles. A reception followed at the hall of Friendship Tabernacle Church. All of the former teachers of the year from this school were presented with soaring eagles at the reception. Special selections were done by Tannah Newbold and Mr. Cadero Dean. United States Embassy Visits Hope Town School

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May 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 33 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 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 Royal Harbour Village 2/2 Furnished ApartmentCasuarina Point 2 bed/2 bathRegattas Condos 2 bed/2 bathLong Beach 3 bed/ 2 bath By Mirella Santillo Central Abaco Primary School took a Inter-Primary Schools Competition with 411 points, followed by Coopers Town Moores Island All Age came in fourth with 141 points. Under the patronage of the Depart ment of Education, with Superintendent Helen Simmons-Johnson attending both days, nine schools from as far North as Fox Town and as far West as Moores Island participated in this years Track & tering the meet. Four age groups ranged from under eight to under 14. Field events consisted of long jump, softball throw and shot put. Track events were the most numerous with sprint racrelay marking the end of the competition. er schools to hold up to Coopers Town Primary School, Treasure Cay Primary School and Abaco Central Primary School, which entered close to seventy students each. But some of the smaller schools and very good performances, especially Moores Island which has made a habit of producing very good athletes renown at National and International levels. Moores Island All Age proved that on their island the spirit of competition starts young. A Moores Island girl, Wester in the under 14 age group and second in from Moores Island. Jahniem Rolle took ter in the under eight boys category. Gesham Roberts from Crossing Rocks won the under eight boys category, while Rontonio Lavarity from Amy Roberts Primary School in Green Turtle Cay, The Treasure Cay Primary Schools meter relay. From Central Abaco Primary School Wynsome Penn won the 75-meter under eight boys category, and Lynderdoff de Above: Westernique Davis from Moores Island All Age School. Westernique com peted in the under 14 age group. She won the Long Jump contest and came in second for the 100 meter. School & Youth NewsAbove: the Cental Abaco Primary Schools 4 x 100 relay team. Pictured are Kara Adderley, Clanae Davis, Tanae Roberts and Dalisha Gerve.CAPS takes lead in the Inter-Primary Schools Track and Field Competition Hope Town School had a winter resident, Lindy Parkinson, bring in an exciting proj ect. The students used peg-type clothes pins to dress their "Peg Dolls" in Bahamian colours and styles. Ms. Parkinson took the straw plait and Androsia material back to England to be entered in the London Olym pic Exhibition. ThePeg Dolls will be included among thousands of others dressed in their country colours done by children all over the world. The schoole thanked Mrs. Lindy for a wonderful project.Students make dolls for Olympic exhibit

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Page 34 Section A The Abaconian May 15, 2012 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 25th & June 1st Dr. Carnille Farquharson; Family Medicine May 16th & 23rd Dr. Winston Forbes; Cardiology/Internal Medicine Please call for dates Dr. Lucio Pedro; Obstetrics/Gynecology Please call for dates Dr. Timothy Williams, General Practice Please call for dates Dr. Marc Binard, General Practice May 31st to June 12th 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 SportsBy Mirella Santillo Members of the Abaco Swim Club and the Moores Island Track & Field team were congratulated by the representative of the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture, Ms. Whelma Colebrook and by Ms. Helen Simmons-Johnson, District Superintendent of Education, during a Press Conference ment of Education. Ms. Colebrook announced that the press conference was held to acknowledge the youth of Abaco who had distinguished themselves in last months CARIFTA Games. She congratulated Albury Higgs and Miller Albury with the Abaco Swim Club, mentioning the impressive achievement of twelve-year-old Albury who brought back home six gold medals, two silver medals Higgss father who is also her coach praised his daughters determination saying that she was always ready to train harder, wanting to do better. Coach Law and expressed his pride at his achievement. CARIFTA Games. Ms. Colebrook also acknowledged two boys from Moores Island: Shane and Elroy McBride. Shane Jones and Elroy McBride were part of the National Relay Teams who brought back home two gold More congratulations were in order las Roberts, Antoin Davis, Deleceo Stuart and Elroy McBride who had just arrived to the press conference from Pennsylvania with their coach Pastor Anthony Williams, after participating in the Penn Relays April Government Ministries acknowledge success of local athletesAbaconians consistently outperform expectationsFrom left to right and back to front: Ms. H SimmonsJohnson, Ms.Whelma Colebrook, Nicholas Roberts, James Williams, Antoin Davis, Deleceo Stuart, Elroy McBride, Miller Albury and Albury Higgs. By Timothy Roberts Returning to Moores Island over eighteen years ago, Pastor Anthony Wil youth on the island through the creation of a track program which has since developed a reputation of success. Despite the lack of a proper track, Mr. Williams has brought a good many youth a long way through his track program that he says is a very tough program the training is very hard. Mr. Williams program includes intense training, and it usually determines whether [the kids] are going to make it and stick around, he says. The CARIFTA team this year had two athletes from the Moores Island Track Club; Elroy McBride, who won a gold Moores Island Track Program is built to succeedCoach Williams helps youth achieve Please see Track Page 12 Please see Athletes Page 12

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May 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 35 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 Twin Dolphin Point beachfront, 2 cottages, 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 ment photography competition winners were announced during the Earth Day cel sentatives from the United States Embassy to the winners. The Embassy donated a brand new dent competition, which went to Natasha Albury from Forest Heights Academy. The other winners are listed below, their photographs will be displayed at the US Embassy in Nassau. Student Competition: 1st Place: Natasha Albury, Forest Heights Academy Heights Academy Child Counts Adult Competition 1st Place: Dwayne Wallas People's Choice Award Yael SawyerFriends of the Environment Photography Contest winners announcedPrizes were furnished by the U.S. EmbassyNatasha Albury's 1st place entry. It depicts a conch stuck in a plastic ring which eventu ally killed the growing conch. The Adult Photo Competition winner titled Mangrove Sunrise By Dwayne Wallas Photo by 2nd Place Student & People's Choice Award winner, Yael Sawyer.

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Page 36 Section A The Abaconian May 15, 2012 North Abaco sweeps Little League Baseball championships By Canishka Alexander The All Abaco Little League Base ball Association facilitated championship games among Little League players on Inclement weather persisted throughout the three-game series, but the games continued. Coach George Mills, association SportsMr. Williams said the program is year-round. After school closes in June they give the children two weeks off to have fun and be with their friends and then get back to training in mid-July.Track Page 10 The boys, who are mainly from Abaco, take a great interest in the program, Mr. Williams said. In fact the team is not just a Moores Island team, but We have students from Moores Island and the main land who moved from the Marsh Harbour area and live with me for a part of the program. He said that they have a good number of boys in Moores Island who are really good at track and he expects that next year he will have about seven kids coming from the Marsh Harbour area. I made up my mind to be a blessing and help the children of Abaco, he said. Its not going to be just Moores Island kids and not just Bahamian origin kids and not just black kids. Its open to all. He has worked hard over the years to keep the program going as most of the funding initially came out of his own pock et. However, today he has assistance from parents and other sponsors. He said he will nances. We need parental support. I think the track program is excellent for this region and it will bring us on par with the rest of the country Nassau and Freeport especially, Mr. Williams said. They continue to seek out corporate sponsors in order to provide the needs for the kids. The Moores Island Track club is I made up my mind to be a blessing and help the children of Abaco... Its open to all.Athletes Page 10 meter relay. The results speak for Abaco. Congratulations to the swimmers and to the Track & Field team, said Ms. SimmonsJohnson, praising the efforts and the dedi cation that students had shown to reach such a level of excellence. You made us all proud, she said, and I speak on behalf of the District, of the Director and of hard. Pastor Williams praised the achieve peted in Pennsylvania in cold weather. Ms. Colebrook announced that the Ministry was ready to support the athletes and that coaches from the United States would come to do workshops. Ms. Simmons-Johnson gave thanks to the parents for supporting their childrens efforts. defeated the Abaco Parrots with a score of Game two was the next game to be played in the best of three series for the swept the series with an 8-4 victory over the Twins Plumbing Marlins team. Game three was the gold-medal game North Abaco players maintained their win ning streak, defeating the Currys Electri cal Orioles players 17-4 for the champion ship title. Abaco Little League players travel ing to the nationals in Grand Bahama in Keano Cartwright, Hauns Russell, Kevano Cartwright, Dillon Albury, Robert Russell, Ken Cornish, Veron Johnson, Vernon Johnson, Trevon Hield, Neko Grant, Kefon Wright, Shamori Wright, and Ranard McIntosh. the players are: Jordan Russell, Terry Frank, Adrian Newbold, Shammoth Innocent, Dominico Boyd, Brad Albury, Tyrique Evans, Oneil Pritchard, Deangelo McIntosh, Mocell Smith Kedo Williams, Stephano Pritchard, and Andre Smith. considered one of the strongest clubs in The Bahamas. He took his present group to the Penn Relays in Pennsylvania the to represent The Bahamas. He said he has a few boys who can potentially receive a scholarship. Mr. Williams was born in Moores Island, went away to school in Grand Bahama, and returned after graduating. He felt a desire to start a program for the youth and was used to seeing the track programs in Freeport though he was never previously a part of any club. I knew that in Abaco and Moores Island there are some strong kids, he said. I believe in the kids and I enjoy seeing when they succeed. They are making me proud. Special Olympics Bocce Tournament held on AbacoBy Mirella Santillo pics events are to take place on Abaco. May 5-6 on the grounds of Forest Heights Academy. The follow-up event, the torch The tournament was an inter-island event with three islands participating: New Providence, Grand Bahama and Abaco. The New Providence contingent com prised six athletes with two coaches, Dor Please see Bocce Page 15

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Page 38 Section A The Abaconian May 15, 2012 Fishing tournament held in Hope TownBy Eric Albury Fishing Tournament was held on April 19The awards ceremony took place on Sea Spray Resort and Marina, where dinner was also catered. Roscoe Thompson III attended and handed out trophies to the winners. Shane Carroll won the overall win ners trophy, the Roscoe Thompson for measured and released. The only junior in the tournament, Skyler Key, caught an 11-pound mutton snapper. We look forward to next years tourer for the event. Hopefully next year we can have even more anglers competing.Fish Tales wins Guana Cay Championship Great Guana Cay in April. Fish Tales was the winning team, reeling in and releasing four blue marlins and one white marlin. the points were accumulated over three For the Guana Cay Championship leg Orchid Bay Yacht Club and Marina hosted ing 19 blue marlin, 15 white marlin and validated using date and time stamped digi tal images. The anglers were required to and Joey Souto and started on day two of the tournament. They opted to stay in on and Mr. Souto caught and released two blue marlins. However, on the third day of the tournament Fish Tales encountered tougher competition from the team Give it Away. Give it Away, which was led by John and Anne Aramendia, reeled in a Grand Slam on the third day. According to BBC rules, a Grand Slam is when a team, in a single day, releases a blue marlin, a white were awarded. The fourth day of the competition continued to prove competitive. Miss Annie, led by Barry Weshnak, hooked a trio of blue marlins ensuring their third place the competition as well, while Fish Tales The three winning teams, Fish Tales, Give it Away, and Miss Annie, received a hosting sponsors of the Guana Cay Cham pionship were MarineMax and Hatteras Yachts. provides scholarships for two Bahamian students seeking degrees in marine tech nology or marine biology. Left: The winning team, Fish Tales, is ffaced tough competition during the four day tournament held in Guana Cay. Give challenger when they reeled in a Grand Slam on the thrid day. The tournamant Championship which will roll out several more competitions throughout Abaco this Summer.Want to sponsor the Sports Section?Call The Abaconian 242-367-3200abaconiannews@gmail.comWe Now Accept Credit Cards! Sports

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May 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 39 Bocce From Page 12 othy Roberts and Warren Cox and chap erons, Miriam Cox-Bowleg and Gilbert Williams. The Special Olympics National Director, Amanda Moncure, accompanied them. There were eight players from Grand Bahama with their coach, Beacon School eron, Mr. Cordero Strapp. Both teams arrived on Abaco early Friday morning to meet eight students from Every Child Counts, representing Abaco, with their coach Beatrice Altidor, to participate in the Bocce Ball Tournament, the The local event coordinator, Caroline Sawyer and a volunteer from Canada, Heather Cox-Gurdon as well as other representatives of ECC assisted with keeping scores. all the players took turns on the lanes, throwing the balls the closest possible to the pallina at distances of thirty, forty help selecting the athletes and place them in various divisions. There was a break for lunch and a short opening ceremony to welcome all the players. The matches started in the after noon and went on all of Saturday morning with games taking place in doubles, singles and teams categories. There were two divisions in the doubles matches. There were two groups of players for Abaco and Grand Bahama and three groups for New Providence. went to New Providence with Grand Bahama taking second; New Providence Grand Bahama, second; Abaco was third in both divisions. Four players for each island formed the teams category. They played two matches. First place went to the Grand Bahama team, followed by the New Providences team, with the ECC team in third. Two divisions in the singles matches matches in both divisions. Grand Bahama and New Providence shared the medals in Division 1 with the vis and George Hudson respectively. Both are from Grand Bahama. Dennis Bartlette from New Providence placed third. The last three places also went to New Providence. Tammika Laing from Grand Bahama New Providence, came second and Myron Sawyer from Abaco placed third. Sports Left: the ECC team who represented Abaco in the Special Olympics Bocce Ball Tour nament held at Forest Height Academys campus. The Special Olympics Torch Run is planned for May 12. Congratulations to these young atheletes for representing our island.NEW HOMEOWNERS GUIDE ANSWERS KEY QUESTIONSPress Release A new, comprehensive Homeowners Guide to Abaco, which covers topics ranging from buying real estate and construction to maintenance and renting, is now available in Abaco and in the US. mation, maps and photos, was produced in concert with Abaco Publishing in Marsh Harbour. Geared to both foreign and local homeowners, the guide presents a broad picture of life in Abaco as well as providthe right locale and select a building contractor, as well as information on taxes, Please see HOG Page 18

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Page 40 Section A The Abaconian May 15, 2012 Funeral Service for Adam Walk a resident of Moores Island, Abaco was held on Saturday April Nixon Simms Jr. Interment followed in the Moores Island Cemetery. Left to cherish her memories are his mother: Keva Walker father: Herman Walker; three brothers: Shawn, Oscar and Kimeo Walker; three sisters: Latoya two brother-in-laws: Donald Smith and Basil Rolle; one expected brother-in-law Ernie Davis; eight aunts: Advilda Evans, Beryl Rolle, Mildred, Judy and Angie Sybilene Hield; seven uncles: Dereck, Dorla and Dennis Miller, Kelcy and Sidney Walker, Tony Rolle and Buster Davis two grand uncles: Johnathan Dean and Joseph Whyms; two grand aunts: Dorothy Dean and Luceal Walker of Sandy Point, Abaco, two god mothers: Catherina Seymour and Dennis Adderley; two nieces: Brianna Rolle and Oshawnte Walker; three nephews: Keishawn and Leonado Walker and Adrian Rolle; two adopted sons: DanNevaeh, Deandre, Randy Heild, Markei sha and Dristan; numerous cousins and a host of other relatives and friends includ ing Pasty and Leon Swain, Nathaniel Heild, Pastor Nixson Simms, Pastor Preston Knowles, Roland Knowles, Darren Higgs, Charles, Mervin, Leslie, Hosea, the Freedom Riders Crew, Propher Rino Smith, Alfred Simms, Alrick, Shadrack, Mario, Edward Johnson, Dudley Stuart, Bulamae George, Julian, Dereck Gibson, Sonamae, Julie and the entire Community of Moores Island Abaco and Conch Sound North Andros. Home Going Cel ebration for Samuel Wil son Will Bethel was held at New Vision Min istries Marsh Harbour, AbWill was born at sunrise on Septem ber 7th, 1951 and died at sunset on April entrusted to Doyle and Annie of Marsh Harbour, Michael came next, then Una and Marji to complete the Bethel family. Will grew up in Marsh Harbour with his boyhood buddies, including Gurth and Keith. They spent their time spinning tops, and all the things that boys enjoyed doing Sunday school and church services. His education began at Marsh Harbour Public School where he received a scholarship at the age of 14 to go to Queens College boarding school in the Big City, Nassau, Bahamas. Upon graduating, while working at Golden Isles Dairy, he received his private pilots license and went on to teach ground school. It was during this time when he would surprise his family house, which meant pick me up at the airport. The handsome young man that he was, with his keen eye, spotted a beauti ful young city lady and soon made his intent known to her dad. On December 14th, 1974 Will and Kim were wed in Nassau and soon after they made their move to Marsh Harbour to call it home. Their marriage was blessed with a beautiful bouncing baby girl, Bianca, who became the center of their lives from that day on. Wills family life and love for the Lord went hand-in-hand and whenever possible he and his family were in Gods house, whether it was for a church service or to service the air conditioning, etc. He Remembering Family and Friendswho needed a helping hand. His mom said that from a very young age he thought the phrase, where theres a will theres a way, meant him. Being an electrician by trade, his working career in Marsh Harbour began at Lawrence Engineering. In 1996 he and Kim started their own company, K&W Refrigeration. Early in February of this year, after not feeling like Will for a while, he decided to go to Nassau for medical care where he was admitted to Doctors Hospital tests and intensive care provided by numerous doctors, nurses and of course Kim ambulance to Boston. His last 9 days were at Massachusetts General Hospital where he was treated for a rare blood disease by some of the top medical professionals the USA has to offer, including of course his own Bianca. God in His own way and time had Wills spot in heaven perfectly completed and called him home. Will is lovingly remembered by his wife: Kim, daughter: Bianca and son-in-law: Benjamin. Brother: Michael and sister-in-law: Glenda. Sister: Una and brother-in-law: Lester. Sister: Marji and brother-in-law: Chris. Father-in-law: Chris, brother-in-law: Tony and sister-inlaw: Jackie. Nieces: Susie and Amanda and her husband: Anthony. Nephews: Marvin, Kenny, and Adam and his wife: Nelly. Grand nieces: Shania, Mikalia, and Amy and her husband: Daryl. Uncle Bobby and Aunt Adrella, Uncle Everett and Aunt Peggy, Aunt Phyllis, and Aunt Thelma. Also special cousins, numerous family and friends including his church family and his K&W family. In Loving Memory of Joseph Ernest Sawyer, 84, born June Died: April Service was held at the New Plymouth Gospel Chapel, Green Ieft to Cherish his Memories are his Loving Wife: Viola Ella Sawyer; Chil dren: Reggie, Ronnie, Donnie & Roddie; Grandchildren: Erin, Cameron, Danielle, Cori, Taylor, Justin & Sabrina; Great Grandchildren: Gage. Lauren, Emma, Makai, Makayden, Sean & Antho ny; Brother: Peter Sawyer; Sister: Lorna Moses; Brother-in-Law: Vernon Moses; Sistersin-Law: Laura Sawyer & Myrtle Sawyer; Daughters-in-Law: Leslie, Janet & Pam. Special Thanks to Junior Roberts & Fam ily Nurse Colebrooke, Nurse Moss, Dawn Surrvance Lesley Dames, Doctor Consul ta, Tanya Lowe and Stephanie & Randy Sands. Marga yrs., a resident Poinciana Ave & formerly of Sandy Point, Abaco, died at She is survived Dames; 1 daughter: Anastacia Dames; sister: Louise Green; brother: Bob Green & a host of other relatives & friends.

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Sea of Abaco views. $149,000 UNDER CONTRACTExecutive Leases:3 Bed 2 Bath charming 1800 sq ft newly renovated canal home with coastal chic decor, pool, dock, 2 min walk to TC Beach. $2,500 per month 3 bed 2 Bath 1645 sq ft 2nd oor luxurious Bahama Beach Club Resort Condo with pools, bars, restau rants on worlds top ten beach. $2,800 per month. 4 Bed 3 Bath luxurious beach home on Windward Beach, fully furnished, oce & den $3,000 per month John CashABR, BRI, CRS, Broker UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT Annis Sherril Dames sau Street and formerly of Moores Island, Abaco died at the Princess Margaret Hospital She is survived by her Daughter: Adrianna Dames; Two Sons: Alex and Ashlan Charlow; Six Sisters: Elmetta Morris, Patricia, Patrice and Beverly Dames, Sabrina Ferguson and Jenniemae Dames; Six Brothers: Clyde, Mervin, Salathiel, Wendall, Stephen and Jerome Dames; and a host of other relatives and friends. Andrew Pull Davis Funeral Service for Mr. Andrew Pull Davis Resident of The Bight Moores IsBaptist Church, The Bight Moores Island Williams, assisted by Rev. Ishmael Wil liams, Pastor Nixon Simms, Pastor Preston Knowles, Pastor Anthony Williams & Remembering Family and Friends Pastor Paul Jones, Interment will follow in Moores Island Public Cemetery, Moores Island, Abaco. Cherished will linger in the hearts of Gaitor, Rosebud Greene, Shelia Davis, Issie Mitchell & Sharon Stuart, step-father, Denise & Charlotte Mitchell Charles Joseph Roberts was born one of fourteen chil dren to James and Susan Roberts in Cherokee Sound on man, helped build boats and also worked at the old Sugar Cane Farm like many other Cherokee men. Mr. Charles is best remembered for tween Marsh Harbour and Cherokee. His Mangrove and by car over pot-holed riddled back roads through the pine forest which he did twice a week. Although all his siblings predeceased him he is survived by his wife of 54 years, Vernell, his daughter, Norma Jean Neilly and son, Andrew and their families as well as a host of other family members and friends. Sylvia Clarice Bethel passes away battle with can cer Sylvia Clarice Bethel is one of three children born to Leslie and Elsie Pinder in Cherokee After studying under Walter W. Sands at the Cherokee All-Age School and attaining the distinction of Class Monitor, she stayed on after graduation to teach for a while, but then married her soul-mate Bertram Bethel, also from Cherokee, and they moved to Nassau. In 1979 they went on to Freeport, Grand Bahama where she lived out the rest of her life. She worked at Captains Chart house restaurant keeping their books, went on to work at LMR Drugstore as a cashier at Freeport Jetwash. She was considered faithful member of her church and a will ing volunteer to help with any community project. She was predeceased by her husband in 1986, as well as a grandson, Brandon in 1995 and her only daughter, Denise er, Rannie in Nassau, a sister, Loree Sands who resides in Cherokee and her in Fort Lauderdale, as well as their fami lies. In addition, she is survived by two brothers-in-law, Ivan and Winston, and their families, as well as the family of her third brother-in-law, George who predeceased her last year, all of whom stood by her during her long illness. Edgar Danciger, a longtime resi dent of Jackson ville and long time renter in Man-O-War Cay, died on Sunday, April able life. Reared in Riga, Latvia, Ed was a U.S. military veteran, a lifelong sailor, and a renowned industrialist. In the midin the Abacos for aperiod of 5 years and made annual passages from Jacksonville to raced in the Miami to Nassau races. Edgar and his wife, Agnes, rented a home in Man-O-War Cay for the past twelve years. They stayed every January through May. They built great friendships within the community of Man-O-War and other settlements throughout Abaco. Edin with locals. Ed learned to sail on the Baltic Sea as a young man, and following his manda tory service in the Latvian army, he left his native land for work in international merchant shipping. In search of freedom and unable to speak English, Ed "jumped ship" ey nor luggage. He initially found work as a lumberman and a dishwasher. Dissatis contact his family, Ed returned to sea for the attractive compensation offered sea men willing to serve in the Atlantic Ocean British troops in the Battle of Dunkirk, as Please see Edgar Page 18

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Page 42 Section A The Abaconian May 15, 2012 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 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 hursday (3:00-5:30 pm)Email: DrLewis@HealthyLifeDoctors.com for an appointment! Dr. Mattthew Orem, DCPreceded in death by his parents, sib lings and wife, Evelyn, Ed is survived by son, Gary W. Danciger (Molly Mitchell Audrey and Kate; son, Daniel F. Danci Danciger, and son Brendan Fusco. Ed is also survived by his stepchildren Margaret daughters, Lily and Ella; Ellis C. Barton Chase Evans; and David A. Barton (SuMarley; and goddaughter Eva Dahlstrom. made to The Man OWar Heritage Museum renting a home and much more. Abacos housing history and a look at areas current ly most popular with new home buyers are also examined. Maps help the reader get oriented, and many colour photos of various houses, gardens and scenes provide a cross section of locales. The publication is free in Abaco, including postage. For mail orders, send checks payable to Abaco Life to P.O. Box contact Sid Dawes in Marsh Harbour at ersguidetoabaco.com.Edgar From Page 15 An Opinion Piece by Timothy Roberts The nation behaves well if it treats the natural resources as assets which it must turn over to the next generation increased, and not impaired, in value Theodore Roosevelt For a long time I was under the im pression that the Bahamas only resources are sun, sand, sea and us, the people, but I have discovered that we have much more than that. The Bahamas presently exports four gate and aragonite. Amidst much contro versy there are talks of the possibility of oil sometime in the future as well. For a that the four resources we are presently tributions to our public treasury. I have found that not to be the case. One such case is aragonite, also known as oolitic aragonite. Aragonite is a calcium carbonate. A naturally occurring perpetual precipitation on the Bahama Bank, just south of Bimini, creates a continuous supply of organic minerals with a unique, consistent crystalline structure. Aragonite is a minor constituent of limestone which is used in cement and in steel production, ornamental carvings, bioplastics and farming applications. In 1971 The Bahamas government signed the Ocean Industries Incorporated which was deemed to retroactively come ing of aragonite in the country began. Ocean Cays Limited was renewed for a two year period and included duty exemp lar royalty per metric ton exported from the Bahamas. The Bahamas exports over one mil lion metric tons of aragonite per year. Current market values per metric ton are ing exports from The Bahamas potential year with royalties to the public treasury This raises questions of whether The Bahamas is receiving a fair value of resources extracted from our country. More questions need to be asked and more answers required ensuring we are not being exploited. These natural resources hold the key to reducing debt and increasing the level of providing the opportunity to diversify and strengthen the resilience of our economy. The burden is on us to make sure we are not exploited while others take advan tage of the wealth of resources in our country. We also need to ensure these resources are properly managed and regulated to ensure their sustainability in the future. These resources may well be the building blocks that provide a future for our children and generations to come.Our Natural Resources: AragoniteHOG From Page 15 Upcoming Events

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May 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 43 Quality Star Auto Service Station And GarageDon MacKay Blvd., Marsh HarbourTHE PLACE FOR YOUR ENTIRE AUTOMOBILE AND TRUCK NEEDS Open 7 am 7 pm Monday thru Thursday 7 am 8 pm Friday and Saturday Tel: (242) 367-2979 Across1. An invasive tree; ________ Point 4. A tropical style of music. 6. A rolling ball game. 8. ______ Ships; bring visitors to Nassau. bonate mineral. 16. "The voice of the people is the voice of God": Vox ________ 18. Dry or wet but always dark. Bandit. the gray eat scraps in the harbour.Down 5. Always in the West. 7. An arawak chief. 9. Without pesticides. 11. Popular yellow fruit; can be grown locally. Summer festival. 15. Happens to the beach when currents are altered. long around these laughers 19. Best for cooking hot dogs and smores. Across 1. SEAGLASS 6. BARRACUDA 8. ROGERS 9. MARLINS 15. JELLY 16. VANE 17. DRIFTWOOD Down 4. INAGUA 5. CASTAWAY 7. DONNIEor artifacts and history 11. SHUTTERS 14. WATERSPOUT 18. DIPPER 19. ARAWAKSThe Abaconian Crossword PuzzleMay 1 Crossword Answers Want to sponsor the crossword? AbaconianNews@gmail.com or 367-3200

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Page 44 Section A The Abaconian May 15, 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 By Samantha Evans Mission Baltimore, under the lead ership of Pastor Tim, has been coming to Abaco for numerous years at which time they take part in mission work. The group started their mission work painted fences, and also took time to engage the students there. In the afternoons, the Mission Bal timore visited the Mudd and Peas where they played games with the children. They engaged in soccer, jumped rope, and sim ply communicated with the kids. As the kids had fun, the group gave them stickers. All of this was done to help forge a positive relationship with the children. Bible School at Feed My Sheep Ministries. Gregg Yarian, a newcomer to island, spoke of how he stumbled upon this trip but found it to be such a blessing. He explained that his church is merging with Pastor Tims church and through speaking with him, learned of Mission Baltimores trip to Abaco. He was so impressed with the work they were doing that once he was asked if he wanted to go, Mr. Yarian graciously accepted. Mr. Yarian spoke of his experience in mission work especially the thirteen years he spent in Africa. He stated that one year he went to speak at a mission his church supports and fell in love with the place. While there, Mr. Yarian helped to turn farmers into church leaders, directed mis sions, worked with tribes, and helped rescue young girls who were given to another family to pay a debt. Once the girls were rescued, he stated that his ministry focused and competence. Even after returning to the United States, Mr. Yarian said that he went back and forth for the next four years. Mr. Yarian found his experience to be warm while on Abaco, reminding him a lot about his time spent in Africa. Since he speaks French, he was able to commu nicate with many of the children in the im migrant communities. Mr. Yarian stated that he loved the trip to Abaco, especially the attitude of the people. Mission Baltimore presented Every agricultural tool while here.Mission Baltimore volunteers visit AbacoBy Samantha Evans Under the theme Big Hat Event, Town held their annual Lenten Tea Party According to President of the Ladies Ministry Sister Christine Dean, this is an annual event but this year they decided to let the Love Sisters plan and execute the event. The Love Club is made up of women The Lenten Tea Party is a social This year they incorporated hats and head pieces. The tables at the event had center cards on each of them, which included words that empower women and capture who they are. Some of those words were: resilience, honor, love, strength, inspire, empower, and courage. Once the event got under way, the moderator, Chervan Stuart, asked each guest to say how the word on their table relates to them. Afterwards, some games were played. along with sandwiches. The two hot teas were sour sop tea and strong back tea. The second and third set of teas served could be hot or cold and included fever grass tea and pear leaf tea. Pastries and fruits were also served. A silent auction was held later in the evening, which was led by Sister Dean. All items on the silent auction table were either custom jewelry or belts. The event ended with a large hat show and a testimony by a member. The ushers for the Lenten Tea Party were the female youth of the church who wore black and white attire and headbands made by Sabrina Rolle. Zion holds Lenten Tea PartyPULSE held at Dundas Town Church of GodBy Samantha V. Evans PULSE has been an annual spring event held at Dundas Town Church of God for almost ten years, and this year the theme chosen for the event was Refocus, Refuel, Recharge God has a Plan. This youth conference began on Frinight being set aside for the speaker DarChurch News concert. assigned to Calvary Deliverance Church in Nassau. He spoke to the youth on the theme. On Saturday night, numerous gospel groups and artists performed including youth from Grace Baptist, Dundas Town Church of God, Mission Baltimore, with Malcolm Dean and Kyle King recording gospel artists from Freeport. These young people proclaimed that they have made a decision to serve God and to not follow the path of their peers who are interested in engaging in negative things. Abaco visitor, this event is very important as it shows that this church has a heart for the next generation. He went on to say that without this type of training, the church would die. 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May 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 45 Like The Abaconian on Facebook or fol low us on Twitter. See more images from the events we cover and more up-to-date news By Samantha Evans During a time when many families are experiencing hardships, more and more children go throughout the school day with out food to eat. Some of them come to the schoolhouse hungry and cannot function. Others get sick and dehydrated that the until their parents collect them; but some times they are not collected leaving school personnel with the task of feeding them. One who is consistent in providing several schools with food on a daily basis is Lovely Reckley. She stated that she has a heart for children and cannot stand the idea of them not having something to eat during the day. When Ms. Reckley started with the volunteer lunch program, she paid for everything herself. Now she has many people who assist her with purchasing food items. For several years now, Ms. Reckley has been donating lunch to Central Aba co Primary School, Abaco Central High School, and Every Child Counts. All of the lunch she provides is hot and nutritious. Ms. Reckley is thankful that other people are coming forward to provide lunch but more assistance is needed. At Central Abaco Primary School alone, she love to provide more, but appeals to anyone in the community who has a heart for children to contact any school on this is land and lend a hand. Ms. Reckley stated that if each pera huge dent in our hunger problem on the island. She wants to thank all of the people who donate items to the lunch program and invites anyone who wants to get involved by donating food items to contact her. hunger in schoolsAppeals to public to help feed childrenBy Mirella Santillo group of sixteen men to gather on the Treasure Cay Golf Course on the morning of Christian Counseling Center Fund Raising Golf Tournament. The golfers paired in teams of two and dispersed on the course for a friendly tournament, playing for the best low net. The team of Roscoe Thompson and Chris Pinder came back a winner with a low of 56; Jeffrey Rogers and Shane Cook folto partake of a tasty lunch of fried chicken, pasta salad and corn on the cob, prepared by golf professional Ronnie Bootle. A few silent auction items were displayed: crafts by artist Marjolein Scott, a travel voucher from Bahamas Air and a necklace and earring set of Swarovski Crystal compliments of John Bull were offered to the highest bidder. Pastor Derek Benjamin, a board member of the Christian Counseling Center who plays golf nearly every Monday, Christian Counseling Center holds golf tournament fundraiserPlease see Golf Page 22

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Page 46 Section A The Abaconian May 15, 2012 came up with the idea of the fundraiser, inviting his golf buddies to participate. He seling Therapist Margaret Smith. The golf tournament was to help raise people with counseling, couples in need of pre-marital advice, others with marital problems, families facing issues, students or young people with behavioral problems. Ms. Smith and her Secretary, Ms. Rachel Johnson, run the counseling center which does not turn anybody away even if they cannot afford the consultation fee of $55. People are referred to the center by the Department of Social Service, schools, churches, the Police or the Court House. Pastor Benjamin thought the event was very successful, despite a few golfers from the cays not showing up because of the bad weather that day.U.S. and The Bahamas renew Press Release ment of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas and the Government of the United States of America will renew an amend ment to increase funding to better enable cooperation between both countries for counternarcotics and law enforcement efforts. U.S. Charg dAffaires John Dinkel man and Deputy Prime Minister and Min ister of Foreign Affairs, The Hon. Brent Symonette will sign the amendment and are expected to pledge ongoing support to The agreement and funding continues valued law enforcement cooperation between the United States and The Bahamas through equipment purchases, joint train ing, and sharing expertise. The expansion of law enforcement and rule of law funding demonstrates the continued commitment to and impact of the Caribbean Basic Secusecurity and promote prosperity in The Bahamas and the region. Under the agreement, funding for various programs that have been designed and developed in consultation between the U.S. Embassy and the Government of The Bahamas including the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of National Security, Ministry of Legal Affairs, Royal Baha mas Police Force, National Drug Council, and Her Majestys Prison. Golf From Page 21 Big Cat EquipmentRentals: Services: 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 Promote your Business by Placing a Business ClassiedONLY $ 45 per issue for black & white ad, and we can make the ad for you. Call for DISCOUNTED price on 6 or more issues or color option prices. Contact Us For More Information 367-3200 or email abaconiannews@gmail.com Business Service Directory WANT MORE BUSINESS?Treasure Cay Fiftieth Anniversary DVDBy Mirella Santillo A Commemorative DVD containing photos of Treasure Cay settlement from 1961 to present day, premiered on April 1 at the outdoor movie theater in Treasure Cay. Because of inclement weather, the event was not as well attended as the orsome people who were there did a great job of spreading the word of how interesting the DVD was and barely a month later, the The concept of creating a DVD com memorating the history of Treasure Cay as a fund raiser for the Community Center, anniversary celebration of the settlement. For several months, Matthew Clar idge, Betsy Bracey and Page Hammond, dedicated themselves to collecting photo graphs and bits of history, putting them together, using a special program that even During the last year, Mr. Claridge contacted Bahamian residents and second home owners who had inhabited the cay since the early sixties. Some had moved away and were tracked down, such as Colin Redfern, a piano player in the old hotel, now living in Florida, who contributed to a lot of photographs. It was a team effort, said Page Hammond, one of the trio who very creatively put the DVD together, picking the appropriate music and the sequence of views. The DVD titled Happy Fifty Treasure Cay will take you back in time through all the historic events of the cay, from hotels construction to destruction, more up to present. Mr. Claridge also has some available. The second hundred copies are being reprinted.

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May 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 47 PROPERTY & HOUSES FOR SALE MOBILE HOME FOR SALE PROPERTY & HOUSES FOR SALE RENTAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTS RENTAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTS WANTED TO BUYWanted to Buy: Commercial Properties or Acreage in Abaco. Fast CASH buyer. Send location and asking price to AbacoLand@hotmail. com. Great Cistern, Call 475-4848 Guana Cay, Hope Town, Specialist A collection of upscale homes with pools, private docks, etc., ideal for special occasions, reunions, honeymoons. www.hopetown.com Marsh Harbour, bath, furnished, with A/C, washer and drier, Marsh Harbour, Gov Sub apt central A/C, newly renovated, fully furnished. Marsh Harbour, Cove Estates, 1 bed, 1 475-4848 Trailer For Sale, fully furnished Mobile Home. 5 minutes from Palm Beach Airport on Congress opposite Dog 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, Located in Little Orchard Marsh Harbour, clothes, master suite with bonus room, water views, pool, great location on Pelican Shores, avail imed., non-smoking home, Short or long Marsh Harbour, Regattas, looking pool, with tennis courts & beach ac Marsh Harbour, fully furnished, washer & dryer, A/C, harbour Bahama Palm Shores, Cherokee Hill Top, lot # 16, approximately Elbow Cays Best Houses and Land, rentals at www.hopetown.com Elbow Cays only private gated community, Includes building plans, underground utilities and private boat slip. Fantastic views of Sea of Lubbers Quarters, Marsh Harbour, sale with harbour view. Near Boat Harbour. Marsh Harbour, Cove Estates, Duplex for furnished with swimming pool. Call 475-4848 Treasure Cay Canal front property with 111 dock, boat lift, davits, & cleaning station. REDUCED TO Treasure CayBeach Villa #646. Near Beach, seller. Brokers welcome. View and contact at www.blueskyabaco.com Treasure Cay Lot, one block from beach. Excellent Buy NEW COLOR OPTIONS FOR YOUR CLASSIFIED Houses and Land For Rent and For Sale 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 Buying? Selling?Want more business? A low cost ad like this can bring fast results39 Searay, twin 446HP Commins, 9KW generator, air condition throughout, water maker, extremely BOATS AND MARINE ITEMS FOR SALEJohnson 15HP 9All Fiberglass Dinghy 17 Mitz Skiff, 18.5 Albury Brothers, with 115 Etac ask NEW COLOR OPTIONS FOR YOUR CLASSIFIED 21 Contender, 23 Albury Brothers Classic, new boat 24 Formula, custom hardtop & windshield, 28 White Water, Items for Sale, Commercial Service, Cars & Boats Location-Location-Location, Never Before Offered. The only 16+/acres in private own US. This beautiful property dominates the & the settlement of Cherokee with more than mile of waterfront on Yellow Wood Creek, a government designated Sea Park & ecologi cal paradise. Now available through Abaco Cays Realty. Please contact Faron Sawyer at ment only.

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