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Title: Abaconian
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Language: English
Publisher: Bradley Albury
Place of Publication: Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas
Publication Date: 06-01-2012
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June 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 1 VOLUME 20 NUMBER 11 JUNE 1ST, 2012 PRSRT STD US POSTAGE PAIDWEST PALM BCH FLPermit NO 4595Renew your subscription before the expiration date shown in the label below. The Abaconian Stuart Web Inc. 5675 SE Grouper Ave Stuart, FL 34997 Change Service Requested By Canishka Alexander Tellis Symonette, BTCs senior vice president of Family Islands, called May 19 a great day as they celebrated the launch of 4G service with a special Abaco-only sale at the Parish Hall. At the opening of Treasure Cays dent of BTCs Brand and Communication, explained that they are in Phase One of their launch of 4G service. By the end of have full coverage. vestments made by BTC, customers will enjoy a brand new retail experience. Indeed, the record number of customers was very encouraging and heralded greater stroyed some of their equipment, and said that they are doing all they can to create We are investing millions of dollars all over the country to upgrade the infrastructure, so that we can make the network as robust and as reliable as possible. We ask customers to be patient because we can -BTC holds daylong celebration for launch of 4G on AbacoPublic assured technical issues will be resolved Schooner Bay welcomes crowd for Spring Fest Tornado causes extensive damage in Murphy TownPlease see BTC Page 2

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Page 2 Section A The Abaconian June 1, 2012 unitedabacoshippingco@coralwave.com ing texting platforms, and putting in brand new 2G and 4G network for voice and internet. At the end of the day we feel comfortable that folks are getting a wonderful experience, and its going to rival cellular In Marsh Harbour, numerous phones were sold at great discounts throughout the day for customers to experience 4G monette said the fair was a family affair and included activities for children along with local vendors who served food and drinks. In the meantime, the old Royal Bank building will be completely renovated BTC From Page 1 Central Abaco NewsWe are investing millions of dollars all over the country to upgrade the infrastructure within the next month to become BTCs store in Marsh Harbour. When the Marsh Harbour store is open, it will be a very Symonette shared. Also all devices and handsets will be live, so that people can see what will be offered to them before He added that more staff members will undergo training to better serve customers, and therefore offer them a good experience. As we get more demands and more requests for new service, we are very excited about coming to this island. Its exciting going from island to island making sure we enhance the quality of life for our The BTC sponsored festivities lasted all day and into the night. The event ended at Snappas with live performances from Bahamian artists and free giveaways of merchandise and phone cards.

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June 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 5 Central Abaco News A tornado touched ground in Murphy Town between 2:50 and 3:00pm in the afternoon of May 24, minutes after of Abaco Block and Concrete. The Abaco Block and Concrete building was hit hard and the inside of which is now destroyed. Because of the bad weather, Shawna Pinder and Rebecca Sweeting were instructed by the owner of the company, Larry Albury who was in Freeport, to close the plant early. The two women punched out at 2:37pm, minutes before the tornado hit. Most of the roof was taken out, all the windows were smashed, insulation was left hanging from the ceiling and shards of glass were everywhere, said Ms. Pinder. Mr. Albury, who arrived on Abaco Freeport, said it was lucky that the damage was restricted to material things and that no lives were endangered. None the less, the damage to the equipment and the grounds was extensive. A material conveyor was pushed on the road through the fence. A jeep Pajero lay ing on its side was totaled. One of the cement trucks was hit and smashed by one of the tanks thrown from the Abaco Petroleum yard across the road. Abaco petroleum also lost a second tank which was spotted away on the shore, as well as a container which ended up in Abaco Block and Concrete's sand pile. Moreover, the fencing from both compa nies yards was completely destroyed. On May 25, Mr. Albury inspected the damage and met with insurance examiners while employees were trying to clean up. It is expected that it will take close to two months for the company to be operational again. According to eye witnesses, it seemed that the tornado initiated as a water spout that touched ground and navigated a circle over some area of Murphy Town. It was reported that debris was spotted at the back of Abaco Central High School. In front of Abaco Block and Concrete electrical poles were hit which destroyed transformers and wires. It took a BEC crew several hours, well into the night, to repair the damage and have the power restored in the area. Trees in the area were uprooted and houses in Murphy Town lost part of their roofs. With hurricane season taking an early start, it is important to get prepared.Tornado hits Murphy Town and causes extensive damage Abaco Block and Concrete in hardest hit area

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Page 6 Section A The Abaconian June 1, 2012 Railing installed on Forest Drive contractor from Dundas Town started the installation of a metal railing on the portion of Forest Drive in Dundas Town, where a steep drop prevented the sidewalk to be completed. The work continued over the week end and on the following Monday, a back where the sidewalk is to be poured. Mr. Williams said the railing will be extended to another 50ft in the near future and that railings will be installed as well on the opposite side of the road where another very steep ditch presents danger to automobilists. By Canishka Alexander Members of the Central Abaco Red Cross group met for their monthly meeting at the Church of God in Dundas Town on May 19. Led by Sarone Kennedy, group leader, he reminded those wishing to become members that they must complete the three sections of their orientation. Claudine Burrows completed her orientation by speaking on volunteerism; BarCross Center, also gave brief remarks to members about the Red Cross and commended the great work that Sarone and Regina Kennedy have done. Kennedy then went on to talk about why it is important for each member of the Red Cross to be clear on its mission and purpose. The month of May was designat ed as Red Cross month; however, a major concern was that Red Cross members are not visible in the community. just increase their visibility as it ushers in the beginning of hurricane season. Kennedy emphasized the importance of being Red Cross ready, which requires members to formulate a plan in the event of an emer gency, prepare a kit with everything they need, get training and stay informed. The last point addressed at the meet ing was an Emergency Preparedness Day that is being tentatively planned for this month in order to sensitize the community about the different types of emergencies. The next meeting has been scheduled for been determined. Contact Sarone Kennedy for those interested in attending the next meeting. Central Abaco NewsRed Cross members begin planning for emergencies as hurricane season approachesRotary Club plans Owantas Pond CleanupThe Rotary Club of Abaco is plan ning a cleanup of the Owantas Pond area in Marsh Harbour. The tentative date for the Owantas Pond is the small area off of Don McKay Blvd. heading south from Marsh Harbour. It is a popular picnic spot for locals and visitors. The gazebo and small dock provide shade and a viewing area to spot the wildlife in the area. However, a recent buildup of trash has left the area unsightly.Island Waves: Creative Cultural Community Centre plans highway cleanup Volunteers soughtISLAND WAVES: Patti Limperes Creative Community Cultural Centre & C4 Studio is planning a garbage cleanup crew and volunteers are asked to meet at New Vision Ministries in Marsh Harbour. All are invited to join in the cleanup cam paign to stem the tide of garbage that has built up on the streets. Island Waves has its studio in Marsh Harbour next to Memorial Plaza. The volunteers with the studio focus on organizing community events and helping the youth. They provide tutoring and extracurricular help to students on Abaco. The studio also features jam nights with the Island Waves Band. Music is just one of the different arts the Centre hopes to help the communitys youth with. They that can be a positive outlet for the youth. the Centre is partnering with Terry Benjamin and New Vision Ministries. They are hoping to add more volunteers. The cleanup along S.C. Bootle will be done in intervals to ensure a thorough cleanup.The Abaconian reminds our readers to be prepared this hurricane season. Stock up on supplies and locate your nearest shelter.

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June 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 7 Horticultural Society holds election meeting The May meeting of the Horticultural Society-Abaco Branch was held in Linda Weatherfords shady garden in Sweetings Village. Well over twenty members attended the gathering which was an important one. President Anita Knowles was to take votes for the election of next years board. A list of proposed members had been submitted to all the members by email and was met with no objection, so without any delay she asked the new board to be ac Central Abaco Newsdy, she immediately introduced the new members. Ximena Thompson will be next years vice president. Barbara Foreman will remain the Treasurer, Mirella Santillo will act as secretary and Mr. Hardy will keep his post as auctioneer. A show and tell demonstration also took place at the meeting. Laine Summerville brought a colorful hanging plant, called Party Time, for its display of green and red leaves. Ms. Foreman brought photographs of one of her plants, the Pelican like appendicle to trap pollinating insects. She also had photographs of the Carrion Plant, also called Corpse Flower Psychologist presents workshop on situational leadership By Canishka Alexander Psychologist Richard Adderley and his colleagues from the Bahamas Human Resources Development Association (BHRDA) facilitated a workshop on situ ational leadership on May 17. According to Adderley, situational leadership requires one to use different styles of leadership for different people depending on the task. It is also demonstrates how people may be good at one task, but perform poorly with other tasks. A lot of times we take for granted that because someone has a certain level we set people up for failures because we dont give them the necessary instructions that they need to perform a certain task thinking that it should be easy for them. When you are leading people, leadership instructions that you give have to be based Adderley soon gave the participants an assignment where they compared the traits of a good and bad boss, and shared how each type of boss made them feel as an employee. The key to the workshop, Adderley said, was to observe how we manage peothe plant kingdom, towering at several feet of height. The plant is so called because again for pollination. Mr. Hardy gave a few tips on what to grow and not to grow during the summer months. Among the list of heat loving vegetables were bell peppers and other types of peppers, cucumbers, corn and tomatillo. He advised gardeners who were not cultivated anything during the hot months to cover their gardens with clear plastic or seed marigolds to get rid of nematodes. He then proceeded to an auction which had among many other plants, a Party Time, several Bromeliads, Bridal Bouquet, Sansevieria, Dracaena and Zemia. Ms. Knowles reminded the audience that the last meeting of the season would Curry, in Treasure Cay. She also urged the new board to make plans for next season and announced that there was material for sale, such as pots, bonsai potting mix and other gardening paraphernalia. Please see Leadership Page 20

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Page 8 Section A The Abaconian June 1, 2012 From the Editor's Desk // In our Shadows 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 $95.00 UK, Europe & Caribbean surface Order The Abaconian TodayJUNE 2012Name Address Address City St. Postal code + Country E-mail or Tel # 24 issues US$ 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: Master Card VisaWE NOW EXCEPT MASTER CARD/VISAThis edition of The Abaconian marks the sixth one since taking on the responsibility of bringing you this newspaper. It has been an incredible privilege. It has also given me a new respect for my predecessors. You, dear readers, have been incredibly kind in your support. It always surprises and delights me to run into someone who enjoys what my staff and I put out. And I doubt that will ever change. Perhaps you noticed the new logo on the front page. I am sure everyone will have an opinion, to which you are of course entitled. But if you like it, please direct your compliments to our in-house graphic designer extraordi naire: Mr. Timothy Roberts. If you do not like it please direct your complaints to me since it was my decision to go to print with it. Either way, I would like to get feedback. For this newspaper to truly know what Abaconians are thinking and feeling. This goes beyond a logo change or how you feel about a partic ular editorial. Let me know where you see this island going. Let this newspa per be your mouthpiece. This publica tion already has the potential to act as a community center made of ink and paper, but I need your voice to be effective. I invite you to send me your let ters, whether you want them published or not, and to call me up. I intend for this newspaper to be a tool for good in our community and I want it to be an effective tool. And to be effective I need your support and your voice. Oth erwise we are just stabbing in the dark without a cause. The summer months are coming upon us now. It is a time when the sun really decides to stick it to us and the weather gets a little bit more unreli able. It is also when the schools unleash their masses. And that is what I want to focus on now. The quickest way to change our future for the better is by focusing on these children. I am not just talking to parents and family. But those of you on the threshold of childhood yourselves, ence, I ask you to take an active stance in the future of our country. And the future of our country are wide eyed and jumpy now. Watching that clock tick towards the proverbial summer when they get to be wild and free. We should give them that freedom, yes, for it encourages their growth. But we should not completely abandon them to the scorching, and blinding, heat of summer. Even those of us who feel small in the grand scheme of things can cast a great long shadow in this bright, Bahamian sun. And your shadow may be just enough to keep some youth from burning up. You never know what some child or teenager is going through. And you never know how your kindness or at tention may impact them. But what you can know is that the dividends will build up over time. We are not as ignorant as we pretend to be sometimes. We can see loneliness, we can anger and we can a path that will lead to personal ruin and, compounded, the ruin of our com munity and country. We can see these things, especially in our bright sun, but it seems so easy to brush things off as not our problem. But when our future is so dependent on the future actions of these young people it becomes overwhelm ingly stupid not to take an active role in their lives. Yes, I know we are not all parents. But we all know some child or teenager who we can take an active role in mentoring or showing kindness. And it doesnt have to be much, just enough to cast a shadow against this scorching heat.Upcoming Events

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June 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 9 Letters to the Editor Can we grow? Dear Editor: It has come to my attention that the stirred such fervor that a reading professional has sought to the distribution of the article through photocopying and distribut ing it throughout the community. Simulta neously I say thank you and laugh as I contemplate the saying, If you want to hide more literate people has not gone in vain! It has come to full term. Nevertheless, as all of us know motherhood is a life long process. There is always more we can do no matter what age we are to develop ourselves fully. I wish to get to the point where my articles will inspire a written response to the designated email. I wish to get to the place as a writer where we will use the newspaper to articulate our thoughts and feelings and not chil dren as puppets on a string. I believe we must evolve to the place where we can read something and not allow emotions to be the victor because of something we believe the article to be saying. True writers not only write to give information or to tickle our ears but to provoke thought and action on issues affecting our lives. The reader must be adept to recognize the difference. Ulti mately I believe this is the goal of literacy and it saddens me that we are in fact such a far ways off from this. As another reminder to the reading public, a personal experience is just that. Personal experiences are for the most part subjective. We dont and we will not al ways agree with an individuals slant on a matter. History for example is a perspec tive on the past. Will the slave and the masters story be the same? Will the sto ries of the poor and downtrodden and the rich and powerful be the same? It is very unlikely that they will! In view of the foregoing, I wish to commend the reading public for responding to my article and to reiterate that it is my greatest desire that I use my lifes experiences to impact the lives of Bahamians. Hording our experiences does little to help others. We must rise to the challenge, look beyond ourselves! Let us not focus on tan gents or waste one second skulking in the background to talk about them! And please lets not use our power to encourage others to do the same. Such behavior would be majoring in the minors which we have no time for. Let us improve our relationships by talking and listening to one another not gossiping about what we think the person might be saying along the high-ways and by-ways of the community. No, we are not always going to agree! If a married couple has a disagree ment, will going to bed angry strengthen or weaken that relationship? To avoid stag nant relationships, obviously, honest and open communication is the path we must take for a healthy one. So I invite my reading public to let us grow together. yahoo.com if you are so moved by some thing I might write. Whether you agree or disagree with my perspective is beside the point. Let us enjoy weekly intellectual dis course. It is vital to improving the human condition! Insults or Issues?Dear Editor: I am a student of St. Francis De Sales School, and I am writing to inform you about the importance of the election process to me. The election process is done to elect a new government. In order for a person to be elected a process known as Gerrymandering is done. However, it may seem as if this process leads to the insults of political parties at one another. As a result, each political party focuses more on insults than issues in The Bahamas. I truly believe that the main politi cal parties should be focused on the issues more. Insults are just negative words, but issues are problems requiring a solution. The Bahamas faces many issues such as the crime rate, jobs, works and many more. If the main political parties were more focused on the issues than the insults, then there will be a probability that many solutions would be formed. If these issues were solved then The Bahamas will be a better and wonderful place. Thank you for taking the time to read my letter, and I hope you have a wonderful day. Student, St. Francis De SalesAirport safety requirements are too laxDear Editor, Please allow copy of my letter to Civil Aviation Nassau to be printed in your paper. A recent Public Notice for Vacancies Harbour, Abaco was published in the AbAs reported, the applicants must possess a minimum of 4 BGCSE passes at understanding that the BGCSE examina tions are given during the senior year of high school. Given the responsibilities of the safe and orderly movement of air trafthe requirements as presently structured are inadequate for an individual controlling the safe arrival and departure of interna In the United States, like the Baha mas, a member of ICAO, the International Civil Aviation Organization, the educa tional requirements for an individual with or a full four-year course of study learning to a bachelors degree, or some combina tion of the two. Perhaps the Bahamas Civil Aviation Dept. should revisit and upgrade the present requirements in order to give pilots and their passengers the safest experience in Bahamas air space. Sincerely, Commercial Pilot Hope Town, AbacoFor more Letters to the

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Page 10 Section A The Abaconian June 1, 2012 PH: (242) 367-2170Don MacKay Blvd., Marsh Harbour, AbacoThank You For Your Patronage!Fathers Day is Special! Great Discounts on These SelectedItems Through Fathers Day Gas Generators (6KW & 9KW) 20% OFF BBQ Gas Grills (Two Models) 25% OFF Ice Chests All Sizes 25% OFF Unit Air Conditioners 10,000 BTU 20% OFF Split Unit Air Conditioner 1 Ton 20% OFF Stand, Table and Ceiling Fans 20% OFF Power Tools 25% OFF Lawn Mowers (High-wheel) 20% OFF Fishing, Camping & Swim Gear 20% OFF North Abaco NewsBTC opens new Treasure Cay store ahead of 4G service rollout Bahamas Telecommunication Com pany announced the launch of its 4G tech location in Treasure Cay. In CEO Geoff Houstons prepared remarks, which were presented to The Aba conian in his absence, he stated the goal of BTC was to have 4G available throughout all the islands of The Bahamas. Today, a blazing fast world of apps is open to you at speeds never before exThe CEO also apologized for some disruptions in service while the new tech Please see BTC Page 11

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June 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 11 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 nology was being implemented into the systems. We know that some of these upgrades have caused temporary disruptions and we apologize for that, but we believe we are nearly complete with a 100 percent overall improvement in the service you BTC claims that they strive to be a constantly improving service, aiming to meet the expectations of its customers. The recent service interruptions are only temporary. We at BTC are proud to be a part of the goal of becoming a customer-focused, customer-driven, customer-oriented and said Mr. Houston. The new Treasure Cay store is a criti cal part of BTCs new focus on constantly improving customer service, according to BTC's senior vice president of commer cial and family islands, Tellis Symonette. There is a push for an upgraded interacvice president of brand and communica Abaco have been completed with the remaining few to be completed over the next few weeks. Abaco is the third largest sector of BTC and Treasure Cay is the second largest contributor in the Abaco market. Customers were invited in to the new store to view the new 4G compatible merchandise and were treated with a variety of give aways.BTC From Page 10 Ritchie and Roshanne Eyma (nee Minnis) have worked as sales agents with the Coldwell Banker Lightbourn Realty team in Nassau for six years. Drawn to the beauty of the islands, the friendly people and the more relaxed pace of life, they have recently relocated to the Abacos. Both professional artists, their interests include language studies in French, Spanish, Haitian Creole, Sign Language and Bible volunteer work. They are very happy to be working along with Green Turtle Real Estate to provide a personable and professional service to meet their clients' needs in the Abacos. Please contact them Farrington, Broker at Green Turtle Real Estate said I am happy to have Ritchie and Roshanne join me as a team. We have worked together in the past and I am exPlease help alleviate Abacos litter problem I recently heard someone refer to Abaco as Litter Island and I must say that I wholeheartedly agree with them. Litter seems to be the word on the tip of many peoples tongues these days and no wonder for Abaco is, sadly, beginning to look like one HUGE garbage dump. I personally am very troubled by the situation and since that is the area in which I live and so see the most, but I hear people complain ing about the disgusting situation in various areas in the north also. I frequently travel into Nassau and am impressed with how neat and tidy Nassau looks these days. On my return to Abaco my heart drops as it is only a few minutes before Im sickened by the messy state of many parts of the island; SC Bootle Drive, Forest Drive and parts of Murphy Town to name a few. But the area which I think now has the doubtful distinction of being the most litter ridden area of Abaco is the Ernest Dean Highway. Anyone tak ing a drive along there between the airport and the city dump at Spring City and even beyond will see verges covered with trash, not just cans, bottles, plastic bags and other small items but huge cardboard boxes, plastic chairs, tarpaulins and other large objects. There are several large trash bags lining the road with their contents spilling out and blowing all over the placea horrible sight! The smaller items have usually been thrown out of somebodys car window but the larger ones along with trash bags have fallen off trucks. How can people have so little love and respect for their island that they will allow this to happen? How can they have such little pride that they can ing? They need to understand that the day will come when this can all come back to haunt them. Visitors do not like to see this mess. With so many other islands that they can visit much cleaner than this one why are they going to continue coming here? If the visitors stop coming then the island will lose its primary source of income and this will affect everybody; unemployment will rise and peoples pocketbooks will hurt. According to Mrs. Yvonne Key, member of the Marsh Harbour and Spring City local government committee, people drop so much litter in Marsh Harbour that the township pays for litter to be collected picked up necessitates two truckloads to be taken to the dump twice a day, this is stag gering. The committee has provided drums along the tourist strip in which the tourists can deposit their bottles and cans. Visitors arriving at the Marsh Harbour airport and travelling down to Treasure Cay pass through areas which leave much to be desired as far as the garbage and litter situation. In the South lies the very high end establishment of the Abaco Club on Winding Bay. Guests must travel from the airport through the worst litter ridden area on the island to get to this exclusive club. They must wonder what they have come to when they are driven through the litter lined highway and I wonder how long they are going to be willing to pay out huge sums of money to continue com ing. It will be a sad day for Abaco if they decide to leave. Schooner Bay and Serenity Point are other high end developments in the South currently under development but how are they going to encourage people to come and purchase lots and build homes when the highway leading up to them is so dirty? What is the answer to all this? One way to prevent litter would be for all those people who throw beer bottles, soda cans, Kentucky fried chicken boxes etc out of their vehicle windows to stop doing so. Another would be for all of the trucks which take garbage to the dump to cover their vehicles securely so that debris will all, this is the law so why do people not obey it? The Friends of the Environment are formulating a three-year plan to target the problem of highway litter and will be start ing a mini pride campaign in the near future. The Ministry of Tourism is on board with this as is the Ministry of Works which will be helping with signage. If you know you are one of the persons responsible for throwing litter out of your vehicle or allowing it to fall off your truck, PLEASE make the decision to stop before our beautiful island is just a sea of garbage. For Reservations: Bahamas 242.365.8500 USA/Canada 800.284.0382 www.BahamaBeachClub.com Spacious 2, 3, 4 & 5 bedroom rentals Voted: Best Beach in the Caribbean Two resort restaurants oceanfront dining Two fresh water pools and Jacuzzis Nearby 18 hole Golf course and 150 slip marina Free WiFi & long distance calls to the USA & Canada real luxury. real bahamas.A BEACHFRONT VILLA... FOR THE PRICE OF A HOTEL ROOM!

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June 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 15 South Abaco News Schooner Bay held its second Spring Fest on May 19. The event, which ran from 9 AM to 5 PM, drew people from the length and breadth of Abaco as well as from New Providence but it was generally felt that the attendance was lower than that years ago. Several people from Nassau were up very early that morning for the trip to Sandy Point on the BoHengy II and seemed to be very much enjoying their day on Abaco, although less people arrived from Nassau than had been expected. Two young boys, Anthony Dias aged ten years and his brother Nicholas aged eight years who at tend Queens College in Nassau, got up at four oclock on Saturday morning in order to be at the Spring Fest and felt that it was An array of activities awaited people of all ages who attended this years Schooner Bay Spring Fest. Educational informa tion on the underground formation of the island could be found at Friends of the Environments booth. There were eco-tours in the coppice to learn about plants and birds. The model house was open to visitors and games for youngsters were available Arts and crafts, various foods and drinks and music by three different bands were there to capture the interest of those present. Although everything was in place to receive the visitors by 9:00am the bulk of the people did not arrive until lunch time. This proved to be all the better for the early birds who took advantage of the cool ness of the early morning to walk the large learning about the coppice eco-system and the surrounding vegetation. The Schooner Bay developers have set aside one hundred acres of coppice. taken two groups of tourists and locals pert on local birds and very knowledgeable about the various zones and habitats of the island and is always eager to pass on his knowledge to interested parties. In the meantime, the younger kids had the run of the bouncing castle. They played volleyball near the harbour or tried their Schooner Bay Spring Fest booths offer variety Art, education and food lined stalls Spring Fest activities exciteSlippery pole and bird watching prove popular Please see Booths Page 16 Please see Activities Page 18

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Page 16 Section A The Abaconian June 1, 2012 Honesty and Quality You Can Count On242-357-6532 Dock ConstructionResidential and Commercial Customized to suit your lifestyleBoat LiftsSales and Service Quality boat lift dealer for 10 yearsAnd Much More... Contact us today! www.lbtmarine.com well worth it. The high point of their day the 5K run. Highlights of the day included an Abaco Arts and Crafts Expo, community sports and recreation activities and live weather which had been very doubtful for the preceding few days, shone bright and clear and the many activities took place beneath a backdrop of a clear blue sky dotted ing competition. The many arts and crafts booths showcased native pine needle baskets, original artwork by several different artists, a large assortment of shell work trinkets and jewellery, wood turning and a variety of items produced by the Every Child Counts School which included paintings, soaps and jewellery travel bags. Ceramics were also on display by Latonya Moss, a student of ECC who has been learning the art of ceramic making for two years and now owns her own business, Latonyas Ceramic Creations. Artist Antonius Roberts brought over from Nassau several beautiful pieces of casuarina wood which were assembled onsite into attractive and comfortable bench es. He hopes to have these used in many parks and community areas on Abaco. One of these benches had been hand painted with an underwater scene by Blake Russell, a very talented student of Every Child Counts School, to be auctioned to help towards his travel expenses for further study of art in Italy. The Bahamas National Trust booth displayed the new and interesting concept plan of the Abaco National Park for public use under its theme Pine, Parrots and People. Park Warden, Marcus Davis, explained the concept of the area which will include a wildlife drive, visitor centre, coppice trail and a Blue Hole. It is hoped to eventually include sev eral weekend cottages. The Friends of the Environment encouraged people to become members of their organization to help preserve the environment whilst also emphasizing their size matters campaign for Nancy Albury was happy to talk about the stunning Blue Holes of Abaco and to explain about the formation of the beautiful stalactites and stalagmites in Abacos underwater caves. An amazing cross section of a stalagmite was on display. As always, it is not long before the pangs of hunger strike and there was plenty of food to satisfy all tastes and appetites. serving up his famous conch salad, the Lightbourn Family Farms had a variety of fresh produce for the health-conscious, and there was a variety of food for those wish ing something a little more substantial. Fruity Freddie farms offered jams, sauces and wines which could be used as condiments on the day or taken home to be enjoyed later. All of this could be helped down with some healthy juices by Aba co Delights and a variety of beverages organized by the Rotary Club of Abaco. The many free water stations strategically placed provided a very welcome service on that hot, dusty day. South Abaco NewsBooths From Page 15 Call The Abaconian to report news or inform us of events:

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Page 18 Section A The Abaconian June 1, 2012 SAFA decisions on hold until hearing from the new Government Approximately ten members attended the monthly South Abaco Farmers Association meeting and despite President Leslie Thompsons positive attitude, there was a feeling of indecision as Abaco farmers have to wait and see what the new governments policies regarding agriculture will be. The Chairman of Bahamas Agricul tural and Industrial Corporation, Edison Key, who has been supporting SAFA and farming in general, will be replaced. Until the new Chairman takes his position, what will happen to farming incentives on the island is only a supposition. SAFA members are hoping that the promises of the previous administration will be kept and that the balance of the grant money they were promised will soon become available. The meeting took place at Central Abaco Primary School on May 10. The minutes of last months meeting were read by Secretary Barbara Gibson and imme diately approved, as there were no issues arising. During his presentation, Mr. Thompson went over the ground-breaking ceremony held on April 27. He said that approximately 40 people from the business community attended. According to Mr. Thompson, it was a very successful event with everyone very supportive of the Association. People, he said, were ready to assist as the new Minister of Agriculture and the new BAIC Chairman have taken their positions, he will send them the plans of the association. In the meantime, he suggested that the farmers continue to tend their farms. of the Agri-Expo. Not too many farmers had produce to sell at the time, but there was livestock, canned tomatoes and sauces, fruits and teas. It was said to be a means of exposure for the association. Vandrea Lightbourn informed the audience that the association was in good standing and that she had the receipt of the dues. SAFA can now obtain a business license and go forward. Vice President George Martin said he had been contacted by the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture about organizing workshops. He asked the people present to let him know what they were interested in by the end of the meet ing. Most farmers agreed that they wanted to learn about grafting, pesticides and operating a green house. Mr. Martin mentioned the signing of a petition to request the use of the farmers market on a regular basis. The secretary will send the petition to Nassau. He expressed the need to push the government to continue the program to make sure each farmer is recognized and his produce showcased. Mr. Thompson asked for a day next week to work on the container that has to be leveled up. He mentioned that the Treaattend suggested to hold a cook out to raise money for seeds and various equip ment. I hope to have more information at guest speaker, Mr. Pat Smith, who is very was still sleepy got a wake-up call when started to play lively island music. MC Shelley Austin, walking the grounds with a microphone, kept on announcing the activities. Visit the vendors greasy pole; come to the harbor and learn pate throughout the day. The greasy pole game ended up being very successful. Children lined up by the boat ramp, while one of the Schooner Bay staff rubbed cooking oil over a large pipe parallel to the water. Kids had to make their way along the pole without falling in the water and ring a bell placed at the end of it. The winners received $20. They were quite a few who took a dip, but quite boy was Anthony Dias By mid-afternoon, they all moved away from the harbor to participate in the lime and spoon race and then in the sack race with their parents. It was a full day of adventure and excitement for the children. enter the One Day Fun Fish Rodeo. They did not come back until late, but with one happy winner, Mr. Blaine Sweeting from Cherokee Sound, who caught a 50 pound wahoo and a 15 pound tuna. Another highlight of the afternoon was the appearance of KB who sang with the New Entry band. His performance of popular, funny Bahamian songs attracted a circle of spectators laughing and dancing around the stage. lar group, the Murphy Town Superstars, ended the days activities. Dressed in colorful attire, their brass band playing to the the crowd until the rain arrived, dispersing everyone towards the bus stop. One of the organizers, Mr. Glen Kelly, thought it was a very successful event. people (100 from Nassau) visited the festival that day.Activities From Page 15 Advertise in The Abaconian. We can design your ad for you for free!

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June 1, 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 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 Penniless but richDear Editor: We were returning to the US from Grenada on our sailboat and were passing through the Abacos. Aubrey was making drinks and conch fritters with his Tailgator and deep fryer near Dive Guana. It was a gath ering place for cruisers and local people. It was always a fun evening, lots of story swapping and making new friends. It was this type of activity, along with the excellent waters, people and anchorag es that brought us back to the Abacos year after year. Baker's Bay had been a gather ing spot for cruisers with its good holding, nice beaches, easy access to the Atlantic side with its patch reefs close to shore and of course the Robinson Crusoe like ruins of the resort. It was educational to take the dingy and tie up and wade the creek into the mangroves. So much life in the water and er wildlife. Change is always inevitable but we could still be disappointed in how much was lost in the process of change. Promises were made and apparently broken. There were a lot of good intentions but follow-up appears to be lacking. Sometime ago, there was an article in the Abaconian written as a farewell and a warning. The writer was responsible for implementing and putting in place the poli cies and procedures for protecting the environment at Baker's Bay. She wrote about what had been done and what would be required to protect the scared us. She was concerned that over time there would be no follow through. From the sounds of it, her words were prophetic. As with any systems, whether it is mechanical or biological (an ecosystem), they require both maintenance and preven tive maintenance to continue functioning. to go because it takes time and money and nothing is visibly needing attention. When things go wrong, and they will, mainte nance becomes time consuming and expen sive so repairs are prioritized and the less visible are ignored until a crisis stage situ ation arrives. Then comes denial and the appears that stage has arrived. In the mean time, the reefs suffer. We know where Aubrey's head and heart are. He may be "Penniless" but he is not ignorant nor poor, he is rich with friends. We wish him well. Ian and Sue LeMair Letters to the Editor Not safe at home I write this letter to you requesting legal representation with regards to the above captioned. I have been a resident of Poppys Way Marsh Harbour for seven years. As a Bahamian, I feel as though I no longer have rights as they are continually violated by the residents. They continually enter my property by jumping the fence to steal water and fruits. Hurt my animals e.g. insert a stick into the rectum of my cat, kill several kittens, dispose their garbage next to my fence, and play extremely loud music at all hours. I am asthmatic and they constantly My husband and I do not feel safe in our home as we are continually threatened. Some of my family members have already moved out of the community as they could no longer cope with the situation. Com plaints have been made to the Police Dept. who would sometimes respond. The Dept. of Environmental Health is aware of the garbage situation. Nothing has been done to rectify the situation. I have watched the refuse grow to the point where I now have to replace the fence due to the height and weight of the pile. Communications were also forwarded to the Sr. Island Adminis trator as well as the local government com mittee. I am yet to receive a reply. I hope that you can assist me with having this most vexing situation resolved. Thanking you, Martha Russell As an Abaco poultry producer faces economic hardship the newly appointed Minister of Agriculture, V Alfred Gray, pledges to look into increasing tariffs on imported chicken in order to provide a fair chance for Bahamian farmers. After the government reduced the tariff on imported chicken by 10 percent in 2011 after lifting the restriction requiring chicken importers to have a permit in 2010, Lance Pinder, operations manager at Abaco Big Bird Chicken Farm, said that business for the family owned operation has fallen drastically with the possibility that they may be forced to close their doors in two to three months. Mr. Gray said that his ministry is prepared to look at increasing the tariff on imported chicken or eliminate the importa supply The Bahamas needs for a reason obligation is to Bahamians and protecting their interests. He said it is important that Bahamians are not put out of business by government policies. To the extent we are able to help them without doing violence to the other aspects of the economy, we are Mr. Pinder said that after the tariff reduction and the removal of importation percent. He said that they used to have they are down to 25,000. He added that their staff have had to take pay reductions and are working part time. He said that having to compete with cheaper imports from the U.S. and Brazil, combined with the rising cost of chicken feed and electricity have all led to a downturn in their business. Mr. Pinder hopes that the government will put some controls in place and stop some of the imports allowing them to get some of their products sold. Thats We need something done now and then maybe we could get a better plan later on BusinessGovernment Seeks balance for poultry farm

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Page 20 Section A The Abaconian June 1, 2012 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.comple and build relationships, so that we bring out the best in them. He said that anyone who wants to be a good leader must be able He then listed four basic leadership styles: directive, coaching, supportive and delegating. The leader can determine which style to use based on the persons competence or commitment to do the job. Tied to the leaderships styles were the development levels that included: the enthu siastic beginner; the disillusioned learner; capable, but cautious performer; and the self-reliant achiever. At the end, an action plan must be developed by the leader. Rachel Rolle, BHRDA president, exorganization for human resources professionals, and that the purpose of their visit was to establish membership for persons in Abaco within the HR profession. At the end of Adderleys presentation, a BHRDA membership and informational meeting was held. In addition to Adderley, who serves as VP of Education, and Rolle, Aanicia Scavella, vice president of public relations; and Renee Mayers, VP of membership, were also present at the workshop. Other BHRDA executive members are: Barbara Gardiner, treasurer; Dellarese Richardson, secretary; and Paul Haven, president elect and VP of programmes. Further BusinessLeadership From Page 7 Tornado damages businessesNEMA visits to gauge damage Residents are counting their bless ings after a tornado ripped through an area in Murphy Town just before 3pm on May 24 causing damage to roofs, vehicles and snapping several utility poles leaving three families without shelter but causing no injuries in its wake. The tornado, which was said to have touched down in the area of Abaco Central High School, tracked northward towards Simms Drive where it snapped a utility pole, damaged the roof of a Laundromat and tore a portion of a roof off a triplex. Residents there were shaken but unharmed. It then moved westward toward Aba co Petroleums Depot where a worker, Isdebris at the 40 foot container he was in. He pointed out that the tornado hurled two 3000 gallon tanks (empty) some distance away one traveled about 300 feet across the road and damaged the front end of Abaco Block and Concretes mixer truck and the other one was found closer to the shore line even further away. roof was ripped off and the fence lay in a twisted heap along the edge of Shell Road. Mr. Wallace also noted that one of the fuel trucks had moved several feet and was now parked at a different angle. The tornado continued its path of destruction tearing through Abaco Block and Concretes fence and peeling away a large later said shards of glass were stuck in the walls. The company jeep, a Mitsubishi Pajero, was picked up by the tornado which tossing it into the utility pole tangling it in high tension wires and then throwing it over two twenty-foot high piles of sand and rock. at Abaco Block and Concrete, said the weather was bad and their general man ager, Larry Albury, called them and said that if nothing was happening they could close up and go home. They waited until about 2:30pm for a customer that wanted to purchase some blocks after which they closed up and left. By the time she arrived in the Marsh Harbour area she received a phone call from a friend asking if she was okay and was informed that Abaco Block and Conher father called to see if she was okay. It Mr. Albury said that theres a lot of work to do as he has been calling contrac tors, electricians, air condition and glass people to get quotes and hopefully get the ball rolling to get open for business again. He says he is hopeful to get back to business hopefully in two to three weeks. He said they will need to get the main feeder (conveyor) repaired and in place before they will be able to see if there were any damages to the two plants (cement mixing silos). He said the cement mixer truck was totaled and repairs are cost prohibitive as duty (To bring in a truck would also be time it is a writeoff and likely will not be replaced unless the government could al low them some kind of compensation. NEMA VISITS Captain Stephen Russell, Director of National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) arrived on May 25 with a Royal gineer from the Ministry of Works to do a ing from the tornado, and to see how they could best assist those persons affected. He noted that over the past two months there has been three noted tornadoes (one in Grand Bahama, one in Nassau and now one in Abaco) and he believes it is a growing trend that needs to now be accounted for. We have to shift our strategies to further prepare our citizens for these types need to be aware of the possibility and the preparations they need to take. We need to He noted that we will also have to revisit building codes to better prepare build ings to mitigate against the extreme winds that come with tornadoes. We need to broaden our scope to prepare for not just William Krezel, Engineer from Min istry of Works in Nassau, he visited an apartment complex and several businesses where he saw roof damages. He said tornathe he considers it to have been an F2 (Fujita Scale). nado with winds between 113-157 miles per hour and causing considerable damage. Roofs torn off frame houses; mobile homes demolished; boxcars pushed over; large trees snapped or uprooted; light object missiles generated. They will continue to work with local agencies to provide relief and assistance to those affected by the tornado.Treasure Cay recommits to its golf productTreasure Cay Resort hosted an allday golf scramble, tournament and award ceremony on May 10. The golf course at Treasure Cay Resort is one of only a handful of public ac cess courses in The Bahamas. On site that day was Blake Stouffer who has been working with Treasure Cay Resort to help market and revitalize the golf course as an attraction. Mr. Stouffer made it clear that the management team at Treasure Cay Resort was committed to enhancing the experience for guests and Please see Golf Page 21

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June 1, 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 Further Business Snappas holds toga party to kick off Summer season residents who come to enjoy a day on the course. Many residents of the Treasure Cay development strongly believe in the importance of golf as an important amenity to their community. The tournament that day symbolized the Treasure Cay ownerships response and plans for further investment. Partnering with Sands Beer along with others, the golf course reception area has received a facelift. Apart from the new ginning of the course, a new deck area has been built to accommodate guests. Along with reinvesting in the club house, the management team decided to increase the equipment available to guests. Six new sets of Nike rental clubs will be made available. This will allow guests to visit without the hassle of shipping their clubs. Golf From Page 20

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Page 22 Section A The Abaconian June 1, 2012 Area Code 242 unless listed otherwise Island-wide Abaco ListingsAbaco Cottage + 114 hse 366-0576 Abaco Vacation Planner + 25 hse 367-3529CherokeeLee Pinder + 3 hse 366-2053 Marina Albur y Cottages 5 cottages 366-2075Grand CayRosies Place 352-5458Green Turtle Cay Barefoot Homes 14 hse 577-4092 Bluff House Club 12 units 365-4247 Cocobay Cottages 6 cott 800-752-0166 Green T urtle Club 35 rm 365-4271 Island P roperties + 34 hse 365-4047 New Plymouth Inn 9 rm 365-4161 Ocean Blue P roperties + 34 365-4636 Other Shore Club 365-4226 Roberts Cottages 3 cott 365-4105 Guana CayDive Guana + 11 hse 365-5178 Dolphin Bch Resort 4 rm 10 cott. 365-5137 Guana Sunset Beach 13 units 365-5133 Ocean F rontier 6 cott 519-389-4846 W ards Landing 4 units 904-982-2762 Ruth Sands + 9 hse 365-5140Hope TownAbaco Inn 22 rm 366-0133 Cr ystal Villas 5 villas 321-452-0164 Elbow Cay P rop + 53 hse 366-0035 Hope T Harb Lodge 25 rm 366 0095 Hope T Hideaways + 63 hse 366-0224 Hope T own Inn 6 rm 4 Villas 366-0003 Hope T Villas + 3 hse 366-0266 Lighthouse Rentals 4 cott 366-0154 Sea Gull Cottages + 4 hse 366-0266 Sea Spray Resort 6 villas 366-0065 T anny Key + 43 hse 366-0053 T urtle Hill 4 villas 366-0557Hotels and House Rental AgentsLubbers QuartersSea Level Cottages 4 hse 366-3121Man-O-WarIsland Home Rentals + 2 hse 365-6048 Schooner s Landing 5 condos 365-6072 W aterway Rentals + 14 hse 365-6143 Marsh Harbour areaAbaco Beach Resort 82 rms 367-2158 Abaco Real Estate + 6 hse 367-2719 Abaco T owns 16 apts 367-0148 Ambassador Inn 6 rms 367-2022 Bustick Bight Resort 8 rms 367-3980 Conch Inn 9 rms 367-4000 Living Easy + 16 hse 367-2202 Island Breezes Motel 8 rms 367-3776 Lofty Fig Villas 6 eff 367-2681 P elican Beach Villas 6 cott 367-3600 Regattas 32 apts 577-6764 HG Christie + 11 hse 367-4151Sandy PointOeishas Resort 366-4139 P ete & Gays Resort 14 rm 366-4119 Rickmon s Bonefishing 10 rm 800-628-1447Spanish CaySpanish Cay Resort 18 rm 6 hse 365-0083Treasure CayBahama Beach Club 88 units 365-8500 Brigantine Bay Villas 5 units 877-786-8455 T reasure Cay Resort + 95 rms 365-8801 Marks Bungalows 4 units 365-8506 Abaco Estate Ser vices + 365-8752 Island Dreams Rental + 357-6576Turtle 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 2012 OPEN RUM RUNNERSBAR & GRILLOPENThursday to Sunday 3pm Until Serving the best in Tropical Island Favorite Drinks Martinis, Frozen Daiquiris, Beer Specials, High Balls. Enjoy a relaxed atmosphere with music from the 60s, 70s & 80s We make going out fun! Live Local Entertainment by ESTIN SAWYER Saturday nights from 9pm MidnightLocated Next to Insurance Management Rum Runners looks to grow night life scene on AbacoRum Runners, the new late night bar and grill in Marsh Harbour, is aiming ian Miller, one of the managing partners, they are catering to the mature crowd who enjoy light music, great food and unique drinks. Uprooting from Grand Bahama, the crew and partners at Rum Runners say that Abaco is the place to be. Alphie Butler, originally from Crown Haven, is another partner in the business along with Ian Higgs and Roger Farrington. When they, along with Ms. Mill er, moved the business from Grand Baha ma they were made ownership partners in the business that was originally run solely by Ms. Miller. Having an ownership stake is motivating and adds to the jobs fun, ac cording to them. according to Mr. Butler, it becomes much more personal. We pour more of ourselves into the job and work harder to satisfy our customers. Its now our business too, and Located in the building next to Insurance Management, Rum Runners is poised to become an anchor business in what can along with the other restaurants, bars and retail outlets running along the harbour past Abaco Beach Resort. An already popular stretch of property, the injection of new business may bring the energy back to the recession weathered area. Further BusinessAccording to Ms. Miller, Rum Runners will be offering a product that adds to the area and complements the surrounding competition. With a focus on a mature atmosphere, the bar and grill plans on late nights, soft music and unique drink specials to draw their crowd.Deck added at Chopsticks Chopsticks, a restaurant located on Roderick Corner behind the old M n R Building in Marsh Harbour, has recently added a large deck to the left corner of the building. Owners Shuvalo and Virginia Roberts added the deck to allow their custom ers to dine outside and watch the game of their choice on game nights. The deck has not yet been covered but it will be soon to protect patrons from the elements. The take-a-way specializes in Chinese and Bahamian dishes, burgers, and snacks along with traditional Bahamian sides. Auskell adds plastic surgeon to its list of physicians The Abaco Auskell Medical Centres Surgical Centres new addition to the phytic surgeon. Dr. Rasmussen works out of West Palm Beach, and she recently begun working in Abaco at Auskell. She offers a wide scar evaluations and biopsies, which can be performed at the Auskell Surgical Centre. Dr. Rasmussen offers local consulta tions for potential plastic surgery patients and offers both invasive and non-invasive procedures. Also offered are hair removal treatments as well as cosmetic and reconstructive surgeries such as tummy tucks, face lifts and non-surgical enhancement. With the new surgical center fully operational at Auskell, Dr. Rasmussen and more complex procedures can be perAuskell sends a thank you to all those For appointments and further information, Abaco Groceries rewards customers Like The Abaconian on Facebook for more

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June 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 23 Dive ShopsAbaco Dive Adventures, Marsh Harbour . ..................... 367-2963 A bove & Below, Marsh Harbour . ................................. 367-0350 Dive Abaco 1978, Marsh Harbour . .............................. 367-2787 Froggies, Hope Town . ..................................... ............ 366-0431 Treasure Divers, Treasure Cay . ...................................... 365-8571 Brendals Dive, Green T. Cay . ..................................... .. 365-4411 Dive Guana . ................................................................ 365-5178 Man-O-War Dive Shop . ..................................... .......... 365-6013 A & P Car Rentals . ............................................. 367-2655 Abaco Dorado Boat Rentals . .............................. 367-1035 B & B Boat Rentals . ........................................... 367-7368 Bargain Car Rentals . .......................................... 367-0500 Blue Wave Boat Rentals . ................................... 367-3910 C oncept Boat Rentals . ....................................... 367-5570 C ruise Abaco. . .................................................... 577-0148 Quality Star Car Rentals (Texaco) . ...................... 367-2979 Rainbow Boat Rentals . ...................................... 367-4602 Ren tal Wheels Scooters, Bikes, Cars . .................. 367-4643 Richs Boat Rentals ..........................................367-2742 Sea Horse Boat Rentals . .................................... 367-2513 S ea Star Car Rentals .........................................367-4887 The Moorings Boat Rentals . ............................. .367-4000 Brendals Dive Bikes & Kayak rental . ..................365-4411 C & D Cart Rental . ............................................. 365-4084 Cruising Cart Rentals . ........................................ 365-4065 D & P Cart Rental . ............................................. 365-4655 Donnies Boat Rentals . ....................................... 365-4119 K ool Karts . ........................................................ 365-4176 Reef Boat Rentals . ............................................ 365-4145 Sea Side Carts & Bikes . ...................................... 365-4147 T & A Cart Rentals . ............................................ 375-8055 Donna Sands Cart Rentals . ............................... 365-5195 D ive Guana Boats & Bikes . ................................. 365-5178 O rchid Bay Cart rentals . ..................................... 354-5175 Lubbers Quarters Cruise Abaco . ............................................. 321-220-8796 Man-O-War Conch Pearl Boat Rentals..................................365-6502 Ria-Mar Golf Cart Rentals . ................................. 365-6024 W aterways Boat Rental . ................ 357-6540 & 365-6143 Cats Paw Boat Rentals . ..................................... 366-0380 E lbow Cay Cart . ................................................. 366-0530 Hope Town Cart Rentals . .................................. 366-0064 I sland Cart Rentals . .......................................... 366-0448 Island Marine Boat Rentals ..............................366-0282 J Rs Cart Rental . ................................................ 366-0361 Sea Horse Boat Rentals . .................................... 366-0023 T & N Cart Rentals . ............................................ 366-0069 Adventure on Prozac Kayak . ............................ 365-8749 Blue Marlin Rentals. . ......................................... 365-8687 Cashs Carts . ...................................................... 365-8771 Cornish Car Rentals . .......................................... 365-8623 JIC Boat Rentals . ............................................... 365-8582 Triple J Car Rentals . ........................................... 365-8761 Abaco Adventures Kayaks . ............................. 365-8749 Visitors Guide Prices $ Low, $$ Moderate, $$$ Upper (Based on dinner entree range) + Picnic tables & restroom only Provides ride from town Abaco Pizza. . ................................ $ . .................. 367-4488 Anglers . ................................... $$$ . .................. 367-2158 Blue Marlin . ................................. $ . .................. 367-2002 Curly Tails . ............................... $$$ . .................. 367-4444 Ginos . .......................................... $ . .................. 367-7272 Golden Grouper . ........................ $ . .................. 367-2301 Island Family Rest . ....................... $ . .................. 367-3778 Java Coee House . ....................... $ . .................. 367-5523 Jamies Place . ............................. ..$ . .................. 367-2880 Jib Room . .................................. $$ . .................. 367-2700 Kentucky Fried Chicken . ............... $ . .................. 367-2615 Mangoes . ................................. $$$ . .................. 367-2366 Pops Place + . .............................. $ . .................. 367-3796 Snack Shack + . ............................ $ . .................. 367-4005 Snappas . .................................... $$ . .................. 367-2278 Wallys . .................................... $$$ . .................. 367-2074 Abaco Inn . .............................. $$$ . .................. 366-0133 Capn Jacks . ................................ $$ . .................. 366-0247 Harbours Edge . ......................... $$ . .................. 366-0087 H T Coee House (B & L) . .............. $ . ................. .366-0760 H T Harbour Lodge . .................. $$$ . .................. 366-0095 Munchies . .................................... $ . .................. 366-0423 OnDa Beach . .............................. $$ . .................. 366-0558 Sea Spray . ............................... $$ . .................. 366-0065 Sugar Shack + . ............................ $ . .................. 366-0788 Petes Pub . .................................. $$ . .................. 366-3503 Cracker Ps . ................................. $$ . .................. 366-3139 Dockn Dine . ................................. $ . .................. 365-6139 Island Treats Snack Bar . ................ $ . .................. 365-6501 Bakers Bay Market Place . ...... $$$ . .................. 612-1021 Grabbers . ................................... $$ . .................. 365-5133 Nippers .....................................$$ . ................. 365-5143 Orchid Bay . ............................... $$$ . .................. 365-5175 Coco Beach Bar & Grill. . ................ $ . .................. 365-8470 Florences Cafe . ............................. $ . ................. .365-8354 Spinnaker Restaurant . ............. $$$ . .................. 365-8469 Touch of Class . ........................ $$$ . .................. 365-8195 Treasure Sands Club . ................ $$$ . ................. .365-9385 Blu House . ............................. $$$ . .................. 365-4200 Jolly Roger Bistro . ...................... $$ . .................. 365-4200 Green Turtle Club . .................... $$$ . .................. 365-4271 Harveys Island Grill . ................... $$ . .................. 365-4389 Lauras Kitchen . ......................... $$ . .................. 365-4287 McIntoshs Restaurant . .............. $$ . .................. 365-4625 Miss Emilys Restaurant . ............. $$ . .................. 365-4181 New Plymouth Inn . .................... $$ . .................. 365-4161 Pineapple Restaurant Bar & Grill . $$ . ................. 365-4039 Plymouth Rock Cafe . .................. $$ . .................. 365-4234 Sundowners . .............................. $$ . .................. 365-4060 Sandy Point Nancys......................................$$ . .................. 366-4120Everyone reads The Abaconian B Electricity Corp 367-2727, 367-2846, 367-4667 W ater & Sewerage 475-1499, 475-5518 The following services are provided by volunteers F ire Marsh Harbour 367-2000 Fire Man-O-War 365-6911 T reasure Cay Fire & Rescue 365-9111 BASR A Bah Air Sea Rescue Assoc all areas Marine VHF 16 Hope Town 366-0500 Marsh Harbour 367-3752 G uana Cay 365-5178 T reasure Cay 365-8749 Abaco Family Medicine Marsh Harbour . ...................... 367-2295 A uskell Advanced Medical Clinic . ................................ 367-0020 Integrated Medical Center . .......................................... 367-1304 E mergency . ..................................... .......... 458-1234 Marsh Harbour Medical Centre . ................................... 367-0049 Government Clinic Marsh Harbour . ............................ 367-2510 Corbett Clinic Treasure Cay . ..................................... .... 365-8288 Government Clinic Coopers Town . .............................. 365-0300 Government Clinic Green Turtle Cay . ........................... 365-4028 Government Clinic Hope Town . ................................... 366-0108 Government Clinic Sandy Point . .................................. 366-4010 Government Clinic Fox Town . ...................................... 365-2172 Blu House .......................45 . ......... F . ......... 365-4200 Green Turtle Club . .............. 32 . ......... F . ......... 365-4271 Black Sound Marina . .......... 15 . ..................... 365-4531 Other Shore Club . ............... 12 . ......... F . ......... 365-4195 Abaco Yacht Service ...........10 . ......... F . ......... 365-4033 Treasure Cay Marina . ........ 150 . ......... F . ......... 365-8250 Man-O-War Marina . .......... 26 . ......... F . ......... 365-6008 Boat Harbour Marina . ...... 183 . ......... F . ......... 367-2158 Conch Inn . .......................... 75 . ......... F . ......... 367-4000 Harbour View Marina . ........ 36 . ......... F . ......... 367-2182 Mangoes Marina . ............... 29 . ..................... 367-4255 Marsh Harbour Marina . ...... 52 . ......... F . ......... 367 2700 Hope Town Marina . ............ 16 . ..................... 366-0003 Hope Town Hideaways . ................................ 366-0224 Ligh thouse Marina . .............. 6 . ......... F . ......... 366-0154 Sea Spray . .......................... 60 . ......... F . ......... 366-0065 Spanish Cay Marina . ........... 75 . ......... F . ......... 365-0083 Bakers Bay Marina . .......... 158 . ......... F . ......... 365-5802 Guana Hide-aways . ............ 37 . ..................... 577-0003 Orchid Bay . ......................... 64 . ........ F . ......... 365-5175Boats can clear Customs at Green Turtle Cay, Treasure Cay or Marsh Harbour Abaco Eco Tours & Kayak rental . ....................... 475-9616 . ................ 367-2936 . ......................... 367-4117 Abacos Nature Adventure . ............................... 577-0004 . ..................... 367-0350 Adventure on Prozac T Cay . ............................ 365-8749 . ...................... 365-4411 C & C Charters Treasure Cay . ........................... 365-8506 Dive Abaco 1978, Marsh Harbour . .................... 367-2787 . ............. 366-0024 Abaco Air Nassau, N Eleuthera, Moores Is . ........................... 367-2266 Air G ate Aviation Daytona/New Smyrna . ........................... 367-3636 American Eagle Miami . ..................................................... 367-2231 Bahamasair Nassau,W. Palm B, Ft Laud . ............................ 367-2095 Continental Connection Miami Ft. Laud and W Palm Beach . .............................................. 367-3415 Craig Air Center North Florida . ........................................... 367-3522 IBC Airways Ft.Lauderdale, W Palm Beach . ......................... 367-1336 Locair Fort Lauderdale . ......................................... .... 1-800-205-0730 Regional Freeport...............................................................367-0446 Sky Bahamas Nassau/Ft. Lauderdale . ................................. 367-0996 Twin Air Calypso Fort Lauderdale . ..................................... 367-0140 Western Air Nassau . ......................................... .................. 367-3722 Yellow Air Taxi Ft Lauderdale . ............................................. 367-0032 Abaco Air . .............................................................................. 367-2266 Cherokee Air Charters . ........................................................ 367-3450 Extra $3 for each passengers above two ective Dec 08Clinic, Downtown, Stop Light, . ........................................................ $10 A b Bch Resort, Eastern Shore close, Ferry . ........................................ $15 Spring City . ........................................................................................ $15 Dundas Town, Nat Ins bldg, C Abaco Primary Sch . ............................. $15 Murphy Town & Great. Cistern ..........................................................$20 Snake Cay . ........................................................................................ $35 Casuarina Point.................................................................................$60 Cherokee, Winding Bay, Little Harbour . ............................................. $80 Bahama Palm Shore . ......................................... ................................ $90 Crossing Rocks . ................................................................................ $105 Sandy Point . ................................................................................... $150 Leisure Lee . ....................................................................................... $50 Treasure Cay Airport, G Turtle ferry . ................................................... $80 Treasure Cay Resort...........................................................................$85 Fox Town . ........................................................................................ $165 Clinic, downtown, Ab Beach Hotel . ................................................. $ 10 Nat. Ins. Bldg, Murphy Town, Gr. Cistern . .......................................... $10 Wait time $0.40 per minute, Hourly rate $40 per hour Luggage $0.75 each over two, large bags $1 ea. Eective Dec 08Green Turtle Cay ferry dock . ......................................... ...................... $10 Madeira Park . .................................................................................... $20 Sand Banks . ...................................................................................... $25 Treasure Cay Resort...........................................................................$30 Leisure Lee . ....................................................................................... $45 Black Wood . ...................................................................................... $20 Fire Road & Coopers Town . ............................................................... $40 Cedar Harbour . ................................................................................. $60 Wood Cay . ......................................................................................... $70 Mount Hope . .................................................................................... $80 Fox Town . .......................................................................................... $85 Crown Haven . ................................................................................... $90 Marsh Harbour airport . ..................................................................... $80 Green Turtle Ferry to Marsh H Airport . .............................................. $80 Treasure Cay Hotel to Marsh Harbour . ................................................ $85 Treasure Cay Hotel to Green Turtle Ferry . ........................................... $25 Treasure Cay Hotel to Blue Hole . ........................................................ $30 Albert Lowe Museum . ................................ G reen Turtle Cay Capt Roland Roberts House, reef exhibits . .. Green Turtle Cay Memorial Sculpture Garden . .................... G reen Turtle Cay Wyannie Malone Historical Museum . ................. Hope Town Elbow Cay Light Station . .................................... H ope Town Swim Mermaid Reef o Marsh Harbour . ........ Pelican Shore Drive to & swim in Blue Hole . ........... Treasure Cay farm road Art studio & working foundry . ...................... Little Harbour Working boatyards . ..................................... Man-O-War cay Bring errors & revisions to our attention Revised March 9 12 All phones use area code 242 unless notedwww.abaconian.comAlburys Ferry Service Marsh H.>G uana Cay/Scotland cay From Conch Inn advised to contact the oce for the changes. Between Abaco & Grand Bahama Summer Schedule only (April to Dec) Sandy Point & Nassau Every Friday & Sunday, except holidays, under 4 hours. Call 225-3376 or 366-4119 Call for rates. Not on Sundays or holidays Marsh Harbour to Hope Town or Man-O-War 20 minutes, Guana Cay 30 minutes Be matched with a local person or family with a similar interest such as Bird watching, Attending church, Foreign language, School class visit, Environmental interest. Marine, Native plants, History, Humane Society, etc. This is not a dating service or an offer for a free meal or lodging but an opportunity to meet someone locally with similar interests. Call Tourisms Doranell Swain at 367-3067 dswain@bahamas.comMarsh Harbour . 375-8068 . 477-5996 . 367-0367 . 375-8550 . 366-2163 . 367-3526 . 367-3577 . 367-3941 North Abaco . 477-5037 . 365-0120 . 365-0024 . 365-2405 Sandy Point . 366-4323 . 366-4107 . 366-4249 . 366-4486 T reasure Cay . 559-91 17 Casaurina Point . 366-3058 Cherokee . 366-2107 . 366-21 15 . 366-2284 . 366-2177 Crossing Rocks . 366-3259 Green T urtle Cay . 365-4261 . 365-4070 Hope T own . 366-0234 . 366-3141 Man-O-W ar . 365-6502 Charter Boats . 366-0101 . 366-0266 . 366-0245 . 366-3143 . . 365-5140

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June 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 25 VOLUME 20 NUMBER 11 JUNE 1ST, 2012 Ingraham bids farewell to supporters Five days after the former prime min ister the Rt. Honorable Hubert Alexander televised his resignation, he returned to his constituency of North Abaco. Faithful supporters greeted the former leader of the Free National Movement at the Treasure Cay public beach on May 13. Supporters were proudly wearing their colour red in celebration of the former FNM party leaders service. Some of the leaders accompanied Mr. Ingraham on his return home after the election. Among them was Hubert Minnis, the new leader of the opposition in the House of Assembly. Mr. Minnis expressed his profound gratitude for Abaconians unwavering support of Mr. Ingraham and the FNM party over the past years. Mr. Minnis thanked Mr. Ingraham personally for the role he played in the development of his political career within the organization of the FNM. Mr. Minnis emphasized that the FNM will remember the contributions Abaco made in making the Bahamas a bet ter place. He noted that Abaco has been an FNM stronghold for many years and under its government the new international airport that will not only improve air trans port and service but will provide additional jobs and rekindle the economy. He also boasted that Abaconians are cility coming to Marsh Harbour, another project powered by the FNM visions of taking modern healthcare into the next Mr. Minnis appealed to the people to maintain their standing and send a clear message in the possible by-elections that Please see Ingraham Page 2 Top swimmers from around Abaco compete in the Perry Cooke Memorial Swim Meet

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Page 26 Section A The Abaconian June 1, 2012 After Mr. Minnis remarks, the crowd cheered on former Prime Minister Mr. Ingraham as he began his address. He appointing him as the candidate of choice for North Abaco. He thanked the people electing him on eight consecutive occa sions, twice as a PLP candidate, once as an was especially grateful to the people of this great nation who gave him the privileged opportunity of serving as the Prime Minis ter of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas. Mr. Ingraham conceded to the defeat of the election held on May 7 after the Bahamian people rejected the FNM government. Mr. Ingraham announced that people of Abaco will again appoint another candi date of choice to run in his stead when he May. The FNM held a formal convention to elect a New Leader of the party. Mr. Ingraham had led the FNM for ready to retire. He also stated that he will resign his seat in the House of Assembly tirement age for civil servants. Mr. Ingrahams only request was for the good people of Abaco to accept his resignation, saying, I wish to return your Ingraham From Page 1 Former Prime Minister wishes to return seat to the people

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Page 28 Section A The Abaconian June 1, 2012 launches its mentoring program Beyond launched its mentoring program on set of students and adults who took part in their Brides of the Caribbean Bridal Show. Coordinator Bekera Taylor informed the young people of the grant that the government gave the group to assist in purchasing supplies for the groups upcoming Technical and Hospitality Training Center. This mentoring program has been a life dream of Ms. Taylor, who believes that someone needs to guide the career choices of young people while networking and being exposing them to al that life has to offer. Language Services opens on Abaco Ritchie Eyma and his wife Roshanne Minnis-Eyma moved to Abaco this year and in April opened Ritchie Eyma Language Services in Royal Harbour Village on Queen Street in Nassau and even after moving to Abaco, still services his clients there. The services he provides include translation, interpreting, and teaching Hai tian Creole, French, and Spanish. Mr. Eymas goal is to teach students how the brain works as they learn the lan guage chosen so that they can begin speaking it as quickly as possible. He does not use one method in his classes but changes it every 15-20 minutes, which serves to moti vate and excite the students. He is currently teaching beginning Haitian Creole classes, which will last for six weeks. The students are all adults, but Mr. Eyma can also teach school age children. While in Nassau, he offered corporate classes to BTC, Fidelity Bank, and others and hopes to begin similar collabo rations with businesses on the island Mr. Eyma can be contacted by call ritchieeyma.com.Long Bay PTA Board holds surprise dinner for teacher appreciation The third week of May has traditional ly been set aside every year to honor teach ers. This year, the PTA Board of Long Bay School decided to have a surprise dinner for the entire staff at the school rather than sending them to a restaurant like past PTA Boards have done. On May 17, students and the PTA Board members escorted the teachers and staff into the school auditorium. Their spouses were also present to enjoy the grand meal prepared. According to PTA President Mona Bain, this made the event more personal which allowed them and other parents to cook and serve the food. The students served the food to the teachers. The menu consisted of veggie steak, shrimp and chicken, cheese and fruit plat ters, and an assortment of desserts. Soft gospel music was played while dinner was served followed by the presentation of gift bags to all fourteen teachers and staff. The members of the PTA Board are Baillou (who also serves as Secretary), Treasurer Shannell Oliver, Teachers Representatives Berlin Dormeus, Barry Gomez and Ms. Moultrie, and Chaplin Clyde Bain.Summer program to focus on character building The Holistic Learning Center will be hosting a summer program that will focus on a variety of activities including character building, math and language skills, Bible trivia, board and video games. The program will also engage the creative side of students by introducing beading, arts and crafts, headband making and jewelry making. There will also be outdoor sports for the boys and those girls who like to play sports. The registration for the program ends registration fee must be returned and paid. to 14 years old and will last from 9 a.m. to noon. One-on-one tutoring will also be available. application form. Ms. Taylor is a strong believer that every individual is born with a purpose but often needs to be challenged for their pas sion and purpose to be ignited. The group meets once each month when they discuss issues, socialize, and brainstorm products to be made and upcoming fundraisers. Rangers host Rangers on Abaco have been working to learn various aspects of the Defense Force this year. As it got closer to their installment ceremony, they engaged in various self-help programs. mini-social held at the Anglican Parish Hall on May 4. The event was well supported by high schools. Tickets were sold, food was served, and music was played as the students socialized in a safe environ ment. On May 12, the Rangers held a grill and car wash at the AID parking lot in Marsh Harbour. Approximately thirty Rangers from Central and South Abaco were in attendance. They served chicken and ribs with various sides. The Ranger Program donated all of the items. They used money that they raised previously to fund other events. The community responded well with many of them leaving their cars to be cleaned then came back for them and got something off the grill. These programs were held to purchase the uniforms for the Rangers. of the Ranger Program are Leading Seasell, Leading Seaman Eddie Rolle, Marine Seaman Enoch Smith and Marine Seaman Wildino Fox. Also present were advisors Katherine and Victor Cooper.

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June 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 29 Customs Brokers Customer docking Homemade bread Complete line of groceries Frozen foods, fresh fruits & vegetables Block & crushed iceGreen Turtle Cay Ph. 242-365-4171 Fax 365-4072Located on the harbour front The Law Enforcement Torch Lighting Ceremony was held the morning of May 12. Starting at the Airport Roundabout, this is the second event of the Spebeing held on Abaco. The local Police were represented by Royal Defense Force Rangers were present and the Torch bearer was Coast Guard Lt. Karin Evelyn who was sent to Abaco to represent the United States Embassy. She held the Torch while it was being lit by Every Child Counts Eric Sawyer. fense Force Rangers, started the run towards Don Mackay Boulevard. They were vy Few members who were riding motor bikes. A delegation of parents, teachers, supporters and photographers had gathered to witness the athletes departure towards town. Included in the crowd was Ms. H. Superintendent. Two delegates from the Special Olympics Board, Chairman Nello Lambert and Cleopatra Adderley, were among the spectators who subsequently formed a parade. Lt. Karin carried the Torch for the next athlete who carried it for the next two miles and so on up to Murphy Town Park where the athletes, accompanied by Detec tive Boyd, circled the track. Special Olympics Torch Lighting Ceremony held in Abaco Caroline Sawyer, one of the organiz ers, thinks that approximately 150 people joined the athletes along the way as they ran through Dundas Town. At the Park, tents had been set to shel ter refreshments and drinks that awaited the participants. The Island Waves Band and singer Ashton Sawyer were also in place near the track to accompany the last part of the ceremony with tropical rhythms. It was early afternoon when the function ended. The Abaconian congratulates all the high school graduates this month. The best of luck to you as you pursue your dreams.

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Page 30 Section A The Abaconian June 1, 2012 Bahamas Sea Base Scouts Program continues in memory of Maggio The marine scouts program started ginning of its twenty eighth season. The on Abaco on May 21. There are usually over 100 scouts spread out on different boats, mentioned Kim Cansler, who is the Sea Base director. Her husband, Steve Cansler, replaced Mr. Maggio as the new Bahamas Sea Base Marine Superintendent Together they now run the program. have been part of the program for the last six years and were thoroughly trained by the former Superintendent to eventually replace him. We are thankful to him for the time There are now ten boats registered in the program. They boast an international crew of captains from as close as the United States to as far away as New Zealand, South Africa, France, Ireland and England. A lot of the participants are from the mid-west of the United States. For them, discovering the island life and environment is a completely new experience. During their stay they learn about boating, snorkeling and reef-care. Most of them have not seen anything like the under-water scenes we have the wildlife and are mesmerized by the lit changing experience for the people who One of this years new captains, a 21 year old man, was a scout formerly enrolled in the Sea Base program. The program is expected to run smoothly, weather permitting, until August. St. Francis teacher receives cheque from Heritage Fund drawing By Canishka Alexander On May 22, Ruby Lewis, sales man ager for Heritage International Scholarship Trust Foundation, visited St. Francis de Sales School to present a $500 cheque to Coreisa Kemp. Ms. Kemp is a teacher at the school who was selected as a recipi ent during their annual drawing for parents who participated in their birthday club. tage offers an Education Savings Plan to parents with children between the ages of 0-13, and Kemp had signed her daughter Shania Kemp up for the plan during one of Lewis visits to the school. Shania soon received a birthday card, and her mother was didnt want to do the questionnaire, but she decided to follow through. A few weeks sephine Kumar contacted her to tell her that she was selected as the winner. Ms. Kemp said: I am very thankful, and if it had not been for Ruby Lewis visit to our school, and Mrs. Kumar, I would have never heard about Heritage. Because of them I joined Shania in Heritage, and Im now a recipient of $500. We are not getting any younger, and our salaries are not being raised, so we need to do something to help our children in their educa Because Abaco is a part of the group the she covers, Ms. Lewis expressed satis faction over Ms. Kemps win. Even more education plan is the best gift that a child can be given. Lewis explained. As a matter of fact its According to Ruby Lewis, the Heritage Plan also covers the parents at no cost for disabilities and sickness, the plan is transferable, the company pays six percent interest and it remains that way throughout the entirety of the plan, and the earlier the child is enrolled in the plan the lower the contribution amounts. She added that once childs postsecondary education, Heritage provides US dollar cash scholarships toward the next three years. Please see Heritage Page 8

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June 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 31 The High School Department of Agape Christian School gave two performances of its annual drama presentation in the schools Grace Gym on May 17 and and dancers, all of whom came together to dents, who ranged in age from grades 7 to 12, were all members of the Drama Club who had selected drama as their elective. Only a very small amount of time is allowed in the timetable each week for an elective so the students devoted much time during their lunch hours and after-school for rehearsals in order to perfect their performance. Their dedication was all the more praiseworthy since many of them come from far distances on the mainland and also from the cays. Agape Christian High School presents The Prodigal This years play was entitled The Prodigal and was written and direct ed by the schools very talented music teacher Ms. Courtnee Romer who amaz ingly writes and directs four musical plays a year, one for each department of the school. The play was loosely based on the story of the prodigal son from the Bible but instead featured a girl who left home against her familys wishes to try and get into a modeling career in New York. Of is welcomed with open arms by her mother and eventually by her sister. The actors were well chosen for their parts and were all very convincing. They all deserve a great deal of praise for their professionalism and memorization of all their lines. Special mention should be made of Maxine Bass who played the lead character, Anna, as she had an incredible amount to remember and did so impecca bly. Christopher Sawyer provided a special slice of light relief in his portrayal of the character Philippe with a very convincing, phony French accent. The quartet of singers who performed at the beginning of each scene helped tell the story in song. Their voices were beau tiful, blending well and they were a delight to listen to. Special mention should be made of Brieonna Russell who played the part of Lisa and was outstanding in her singing of the solo Born this way. Also Kendall Stubbs who played the part of Mr. Knox and sang a very moving solo Who am I? for which he received much applause. The dance team was choreographed Please see Prodigal Page 8

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Page 32 Section A The Abaconian June 1, 2012 Guana Freight Services 242-365-5190 Great Guana Cay guanafreight@hotmail.com There are currently 25,000 students Plan; however, Ms. Lewis is interested in increasing the numbers of students on AbHeritage provides. Ruby Lewis can be contacted at eesp.com. Heritage From Page 6 by Stacey Adderley who also did the set design. Many other teachers and friends painting, sound, lights and woodwork construction all of which helped to make an excellent performance. The performers received a very well deserved standing ovasong. In a vote of thanks, Mr. Kevin Sawyer commented on the tremendous amount of talent there is in this country, a lot of which was onstage that night and he urged the audience to give the young people the encouragement and guidance they need.Prodigal From Page 7 By Canishka Alexander Quitel Charlton, a 12th grade student from St. Francis de Sales School, competed in Toastmaster Internationals National Speech Contest. The competition was offered to students involved in the organizations Youth Leadership Program. The speech contest took place at Evangelistic Quitel was selected to represent Abaco in a contest that was described as the given three topics to choose from, and Quitel spoke on the topic: The Bahamian She explained that the approach she took was different. During her speech, she told her audience that society has left the youth with no choice but to go out and search for a purpose. However, she also highlighted to the young people that their search for purpose isnt something that has been lost rather it is something they already have. They just have to reach deep within themselves and pull it out. It was yet another winning speech for Quitel, and she received a plaque inscribed with the words: 1st Place Category A. Participation as an outstanding youth toastmaster in the Youth Leadership Programs Division I National Speech Contest. Although many who follow speech contests see Quitel as a veteran speaker, she admitted that she is still fearful right before competitions. Nevertheless, her fear seems to be the key to her success.St. Francis student Quitel Charlton wins National Speech Contest I am afraid every time I step on the stage; I start to freak out... Please see Speech Page 9

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June 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 33 Abaco Marine PropsPropellers Reconditioned & RehubbedPhone 367-4276 Fax 367-4259 across the street from Abaco Outboards in Marsh Harbour Brass Stainless AluminumSandblasting & Marine grade welding on Stainless and AluminumCertified Propeller Repair TechnicianThe ONLY NNPA Techncian in The Bahamas 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 Jana K. Rasmussen, M.D., F.A.C.S.For a Womans Touch in Plastic Surgery Certified, American Board of Plastic Surgery Available at Auskell Surgical Clinic Week of July 9th For more information about credentials and services, request a yer from Auskell Medical Clinic or Dr. Rasmussen. For appointment scheduling call, fax or email Dr. Rasmussens oce. Free Seminar about Skin Care, BOTOX and Fillers Monday, July 9th 3:30 5:00Phone: 561-833-6688 Fax: 561-655-3609 Website: www.jkrmd.com Groceries All you need & more! Fruit & Vegetables Canned Goods Dairy Products Frozen FoodsPhone or Fax : 366-2022Mon. Fri. 7:30am 6pm Sat 7:30am-7pmThe Place to be is Cherokee!Cherokee Food FairI thank God for giving me the strength and the talent to come out as the best because the competitions hit me with I am afraid every time I step on the stage; ery competition, so I believe its my fear Quitel is only a few days away from other chapter in life. However, she is al ways prepared for whatever comes next. Practice makes it better and when shared. Im always ready. Today Im The Youth Leadership Program is offered to students at Abaco Central High School, Forest Heights Academy and St. Francis de Sales School.Speech From Page 8 ECC participates in Torch Run On Saturday, May 12, many people from the community came out to support Abacos local Olympic athletes. The very talented Island Waves Band added music to the festivities and there was a lot of delicious food enjoyed by all. The athletes started their journey carrying the torch from the airport roundabout all the way to Abaco Central High School where they continued to show their endurance by running more laps around the schools track while carrying the torch. I had a chance to speak to Nicole DeNardin who helped with this years fundraiser for the Special Olympics in Abaco. She said she was happy to see so much support from the community. This was the passing of the torch for the Special Olym pics. She says she loves working with ath letes throughout the year. While attending this event I also met some exceptional parents and athletes from the community. Dawn Sawyers son, Myron, has been competing in the Special ron competes in Bocce which is a game that resembles bowling but is played on grass. Gia and Hannah compete in the 100 yard relay while Troy likes to compete in the 100 yard dash. All in all, the day was a great success. A community came together to cel ebrate the hero in all of us.College Tour highlights admissions procedures for Abaco students A College Explosion Tour was planned for May 24-27 in Nassau and Abaco. The Ministry of Education partnered with Bahamas Harvest Church to coordinate a three-day college fair with various representatives from the Bahamas and the U.S. The one-day event in Abaco took place at Change Ministries Church on Thursday, May 24. Some of the colleges in attendance included Spelman College, Morehouse College, Palm Beach Atlantic University, SCAD, Nova Southeastern University, Howard University, Lincoln Technical Institute and Lincoln Culinary Institute. Please see College Page 16

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Page 34 Section A The Abaconian June 1, 2012 Sports Perry Cooke Memorial Swim Meet held in Hope Town rial Swim Meet was held at the Hope Town Community Pool on May 25. Agape Christian School took the Best Overall trophy for the juniors, while For est Heights Academy took the trophy for the seniors. Events were organized into events and heats, which separated the kids by age group, gender and stroke. Boys and girls 50-meter events. Relay events were also held as a form of inter-school competition. Agape Christian School took the junior girls relay, while Hope Town School won the junior boys relay. Forest Heights Academy won both the senior boys and girls relays.

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June 1, 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 Please call 367-2424Between 9am and 5pm Monday through Saturday Well established shoe store located in downtown Marsh Harbour FOR SALE! Priced for quick sale. Serious inquiries only. Sports By Canishka Alexander The Inter-Island Baseball Tournament that was open to players in the nine to 10-year-old division kicked off on ceremony for the tournament took place mid-afternoon the next day at the Murphy tournament, a game took place between the North Abaco Baseball Club and the Central Abaco players. beating Central Abaco, 10-1. Other teams represented at the tournament were: Freedom Farm; Legacy Baseball; and Grand Bahama Little League. Coach George Mills, president of the All-Abaco Little League Baseball Asso ciation, was the master of ceremonies. He opening prayer. Whelma Colebrooke of the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture, began her remarks by sharing the mandate of her ministry in its promotion of recreational programs and activities to develop youths to be equipped as leaders locally and on a national level. She reminded audience members that it is all about building unity, powerful youths and people, and in the process, contributing to a changed commu Next, Craig Kemp, president of the Bahamas Baseball Federation, thanked the All Abaco association members for their hard work. He explained that the purpose of the mini tournaments is to improve the players game for the upcoming nationals, which will be held in Grand Bahama from division attended a tournament in Rock Sound, Eleuthera. I believe the kids enjoyed them ments help them understand what they need to improve on, they bring awareness to the islands, and they garner support for He said that 900 youths are expected to attend the nationals in Grand Bahama, which is being sponsored by the Grand Bahama Port Authority. The large number of participating, and includes six age groups: Please see Baseball Page 13

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June 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 37 Softball season continues following completion of general election By Canishka Alexander Abaco Softball Association President Nigel Bootle made an announcement toward the end of April that all softball games would be postponed until after the general election. About two days after the election, Mr. Bootle distributed a sched ule of games to all teams and association members. tured at Bakers Field in Coopers Town between the Talk of the Town Tornadoes, lowed by a game at 10 p.m. with New Vi sion and the Shiloh Destroyers. The following day, Mr. Bootle noted that an All Abaco Baseball Tournament is scheduled for the entire day. The next round of softball games took place on May 25 at the Murphy Town Ball At 10 p.m., the Creeters Bulldogs went up against the D N R Sluggers. ond game of the weekend against the Talk of the Town Tornadoes. The same goes their second game against the F.E.S. Pea cocks at 10 p.m. that night. coach pitch, which is the seven and eightyear-olds; the nine and 10-year-old divi Grand Bahama Little League team went up against Legacy players in the bronze game; meanwhile, the championship games were played between North Abaco and Freedom Farm. The results for the nine games played on May 19 are as follows: Freedom Farm beat the Legacy players 10-0 in Game One; Grand Bahama Little League and Central Abaco tied 1-1 in Game Two; in Game 3, Freedom Farm scored 12 to North Abacos Game Four to beat Grand Bahama play ers: 3-0; in Game 5, Freedom Farm made a clean sweep against Central Abaco players with a score of 11-0; then in Game Six, Grand Bahama won their game against North Abaco by scoring 5-3; it was a close game in Game Seven when Grand Bahama took a two-point lead against North Abaco to end the game 5-3; Freedom Farm swept yet another game in Game Eight against Grand Bahama to leave a score of 7-0; and the Legacy players by garnering 12 points leaving them to settle with a score of one. The tournament was brought to a close on May 20 with a bronze game between Grand Bahama Little League and Legacy, and a championship game between Freedom Farm and North Abaco. Farm took the gold with a score of 20-9 against North Abaco. SportsBaseball From Page 11 Local swimmer to compete in CISCribbean Island Swimming Championships (CISC) will be held in Aruba. Local Miller Albury, who recently competed in CARIFTA, has been selected to help represent The Bahamas. Miller, along with twenty eight other team mates will travel to Aruba to compete. Miller is the son of Bill and Victo and represented the country and island well along with fellow young Abaconians Albury Higgs, Elroy McBride and Shane Re:Focus concert and service held at New Vision Ministries In a time when so many religious organizations are surfacing with doctrines that appear to bring words of deliverance, healing, and prosperity, New Vision Min istries decided to host a Re-Focus Concert and Service that was held on Saturday night May 19 beginning at 7pm and ending Sunday, May 20 with a service at the church. The event began with a concert led by Aaron Keyes and his Band. Aaron Keyes is a worship pastor who has served as a worship leader at Grace Fellowship Church outside Atlanta, Georgia for eight years. He has a passion for restoring the word of God to the foundation of worship and seeing a shift in the next generation of worship leaders to become more biblically empowered worship pastors. The songs they sang proclaimed the goodness of God, his forgiving power and ability to make old things new, and the love of God. He encouraged worshippers to not be ashamed to lift their hands and speak of Gods goodness in their lives. Keyes stated that it is important to let the next generation know that it is alright to dance in Gods presence. He added that he wished that someone had told him that when he was a young Christian. He has noticed that many in the world hold hope for that day when they get to heaven with no regard for today but now, he explained, is the time to enjoy the journey to Heaven. Therefore, they should dance, sing, and shout in the presence of God. Once they get to know God, according to Keyes, they will come to realize that Please see NVM Page 23 Correction: Section B under the story Government Ministries ac knowledge success of local athlete, Albury Higgs was the Abaco Swim Club. She is not.

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Page 38 Section A The Abaconian June 1, 2012 Politics and GovernmentHope Town District Council meets The Hope Town District Council met on May 17 to discuss matters arising in the Hope Town, Man-O-War and Great Guana islands. The proposed 120-foot dock for the Abaco Inn has been delayed until ownership of the land or proof of lease has been approved. A homeowner brought his objections to the Council, claiming that his plans. There have been complaints of a man camping out in a vacant lot in the middle of Hope Town. Homeowners attending the Council complained of the lots unsight liness and the rats that the camp attracts. Police have visited the premises and asked him to leave. Garbage disposal continues to be an issue amongst the cays, with no easy solution for the Council presenting itself. They will continue to explore their options for the best way to deal with the islands trash. The derelict barge in Great Guana has been given a week from the meeting to be removed or action will be taken. The owner will be charged in full for the trans portation of the barge to a secure location. Some homeowners in North End on Hope Town have requested that the road leading to and from the settlement be repaired and paved. However, the commu nity is still split on this decision. Others prefer the road to remain the way it is as to the area. The Council suggested that a petition be circulated to make a decision on this issue. Hotel licenses were also presented to the Council, and were approved or deferred until a satisfactory report was submitted. The next Council meeting has been Hole in the Wall Resto ration Committee meets Spilled mercury remains a problem for repair efforts A group of eight people composed of The Hole in the Wall Restoration Commit tee members and stakeholders met at the Ministry of Tourism Training Center on Thursday May 17. Millie Dawkins chaired the meeting. Ms. Dawkins said that one of the committees issues had been resolved: it had been decided that the Bahamas National Trust will assume the role of management agency for the Hole in the Wall Lighthouse grounds. Unfortunately, no representatives of the Trust could attend the meeting to verify the extent of the agencys involvement. The members present planned to set a meeting when one or more agents of the BNT could attend. fense Force would be responsible for the functioning of the light. Lieutenant Bain said that the Defense Force personnel will re-install the solar panels, the battery and the light, but not before the mercury that can still be found in the lighthouse has been totally removed. It was suggested to contact Kimberley Wells at the Health Department to initiate the removal of mercury. The Port Authority is to remain responsible for the maintenance of the light house building, but no representatives of that agency were present. Ms. Knowles asked that BNT representatives and Leeland Russell or Richard Cunningham with the Port Authority be contacted. The road leading to the lighthouse was also presented to be a problem that has to be dealt with. Stanley White offered to follow up on this issue. Nancy Albury with the Antiquities, Monuments and Museums Corporation said that some of her equipment could be caves and to assess the depth of the rocks in that area. She will present the assess ment at a subsequent meeting. for the next meeting date, pending contact with the representatives from the Defense Force and BNT. Gary Sawyer named as a Senator

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Page 40 Section A The Abaconian June 1, 2012 two and four passenger cars lifted cars, cargo cars, and many other variations of cars.Located in Stuart, F rting from Port of Palm Beach or port of your preference.C r le Johnst on a e -mail: earlechampiongc@att .net Golf Car Sales and Parts for Club Cars, E-Z Go and Yamaha Auskell Medical Clinic Man O War Hopetown NEW PATIENTS WELCOME!DrLewis@HealthyLifeDoctors.comCall Auskell@ 367-0020FREE REPORT Abaco Chiropractic May 29 June 5 If you suer or are suering from: AUSKELLFREE REPORT ABACO CHIROPRACTICABACO CHIROPRACTIC OCEAN BLUE PROPERTIES Member B.R.E.A. G.P.O. Green Turtle Cay, Abaco, Bahamas Sales, Rentals and Property Management ON GREEN TURTLE CAY: SOLD! Beau Soleil UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT NEW PRICE REDUCTION! $1.2 million SOLD SOLDThe Pink Cottage $899,000 NEW PRICE REDUCTION $225,000 New!!! $599,000 PRICE REDUCTION $895,000 Asking Price $475,000 Roberts House $395,000 Summer Breeze PRICE REDUCTION $495,000 College From Page 9 The advisors and representatives from all the present colleges were avail able after the panel discussion to meet with the curious students. All of the colleges or universities in attendance have a great Bahamian contingency at their sites and hope that this event will interest more students for the upcom ing semesters. Receiving scholarships that day, which came as a surprise to both recipi ents, were Corrinne Cornish and Tristen Walkes. Professor and students of Ryerson University volunteer at ECC in Toronto, and a group of seven students accompanied by the professor, arrived on Abaco at the beginning of May to spend Golden is a Professor of Sociology and Human Rights at the university. The volunteering plays on the strengths of their academic backgrounds. Five students have graduated as Social Workers and two of them are studying Early Childhood Education. Professor Golden explained, They have a strong background in disability, as they have trained and worked in that envi goals she had for the future and asked the students to explain their involvement with the school during their stay on Abaco. Since the beginning of the month they have contributed mostly to classroom support. Each student is bringing her experience and applying it to the needs of the classroom. Archana Kathir and Erikka Dal Dello, who are used with working with young children, are trying to adapt to the culture while incorporating concepts learned in their study program. They worked full time and are devel oping a dance and performance program. They practice a lot of one-on-one sessions with the children. They both chose to come to volunteer at Every Child Counts and the interaction with the ECC students will be part of their course credits. The Social Work students did not come as an academic placement this year. They are assisting part-time in the class rooms. Even though there are some grants to support them, they are self-reliant as far as the trip expenses are concerned. The next trip will involve longer stay Golden. Presently, the Social Work students are involved in community programs and visit other schools. They are meeting with parents and community leaders. After talk ing to Pastor Silbert Mills, they are hoping to have some air time on the local radio and television network to bring awareness to the community about their work with children with disabilities. Professor Golden hopes to bring journalism students in the future along with sociology and political science students who could handle written projects and write reports. The idea is to help support the future vocational workshop, training center and assisted living facility by bringing over stuThat valuable assistance could be of help in the future development of the school. As the end of their stay gets closer, the students happily discussed what their involvement in and out of the school was. Amanda Lewis is already working to obtain money and grants to help support the residents and the workshop. Heather Cox-Giurdon is in the process of preparing a model of what the goals are and keeping track of what is going on in the school to have records handy for some eventual benefactors. Heather, together with Amanda Lewis and April Pisani, coached the athletes who competed in the Special Olympics and accompanied them to Nassau. Please see ECC Page 17

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June 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 41 Murphy Town Vacant Lot $42,000Turtle Rocks, Lot # 3 $34,300 Turtle Rocks, Lot # 2 $32,000Turtle Rocks, $46,173 Bahama Coral Island (Hill Top) $32,000 Treasure Cay Vacant Land $115,000 (REDUCED) Abaco Shopping Center (next door to A & W Travel) www.mariocareyrealtyabaco.com Email: tgstrachan@maricocareyrealty.com MR Real Estate Agent Real Estate Apprentice The Organizers of the First Annual Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run on Abaco would like to thank all the individuals who participated as well as the following organizations who carried the Olympic Torch from the airport roundabout to Abaco Central High School track on Saturday, May 12, 2012. Royal Bahamas Police Force Royal Bahamas Defense Force Royal Bahamas Defense Force Rangers United States Embassy United States Coast Guard Ministry of Tourism Ministry of Education Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture The Scurvy Few Ryerson University Friends of the Environment Insurance Management Hope Town Fire and Rescue Angels Academy K & S Auto Big Cat Equipment Chelseas Choice Cherokee Aviation Arawak Agency Abaco Groceries Marsh Harbour Importers & Exporters APPEAL Abaco Print Shop Fredericks Agency H. G. Christie Marsh Harbour Restaurants Ltd. Gottlieb and Co. Staff, Students, and Parents of Every Child Counts All proceeds bene t the Green Turtle Cay Fire & Rescue Department. Tickets available at most local merchants or contact Chief Thomas Sawyer at (242) 475-8195 or exdarville@gmail.com Under age 12 hotdog dinner $5 $20 before June 1st $23 before June 29th $25 at the Door Max 200 Max 200 Tickets Great Steak CookOut Saturday, June 30, 6 9pm at the Basketball Court Call: 242-577-0197 or 419-610-6336 Rachel Gillis is going around talking to teachers, parents and volunteers, col does work and what could work better. Stephanie Henthorn has contacted a few of the bigger North American orgato give the school and Ryerson University to see if there are any resources that could be used, such as models of assisting liv ing facilities. She is working from a Human Right approach, using what she had learned in Canada and applying it to the classroom here. She is in the process of developing an information binder including some of the disabilities found in students to help people working with the students, especially volunteers. April Pisani is focusing on the spiritual side, expending the program on medi tation and mindfulness to help the children develop a sense of self-awareness. She is practicing activities with them to help them calm down. Professor Golden is very enthusiastic about the future of ECC as she plans to spend more and more time on the island. Another plan of hers is to bring disability experts to train local teachers. Mr. Sheldon Levy, President of Ryerson University, has agreed to set aside funds in the amount of $10,000.00 to help professors to come here. She would also like to have Ms. Carole Kominsky, who is a specialist in dancing for people with disabilities, come and work with the school students. She is also trying to create an alumni group of the stu dents who have come here so they can in from their families and friends.ECC From Page 16 Vyrona Archer honoured at Women of Excellence Conference On the weekend of May 10-12, Vyrona Archer of Dundas Town travelled to Nassau to take part in the Women of Excel lence: Mother & Daughter Vessels of Honour Conference and Honouree Service. Minister Monique Seymour hosts the conference in conjunction with her home church Alpha & Omega Pentecostal Faith Auction to help Latter Rain building fund The Church of the Latter Rain held a Building Fund Auction and Steak Out at the church in Dundas Town on May 19. This event was held in aid of the churchs building fund. The yard sale offered items available for sale such as children and adult casual and dress wear, shoes for all ages, hand bags, CDs and DVDs, fabrics, bathroom towel sets, teddy bears, along with mens and womens suits. Other items that were hot sellers were jewelry, cell phones, kitchen items, and lamps. The auction contained items that were donated for this bidding event. Some of the items included building supplies, windows, sea scooters, bicycles, speakers, power tools, and hurricane impact doors. The event lasted late into the evening. Church that coincides with Mothers Day each year. The aim of the conference is to draw attention to Christian mothers who have scription, she was selected as an honouree. Mrs. Archer served in several minis terial positions and has taken part in a variety of ministry training. She began with teaching Sunday years. She has also participated in training and ministry under Pastor Benny Hinn and Morris Cerrulo. Abaco students recognized at Student By Canishka Alexander Of the 13 students nominated for Abaco by the Bahamas Primary School Student of the Year Foundation, seven of of Amy Roberts Primary School placed ninth; Lilly Higgs of Hope Town School was 14th; and Mikayla Marshall of Agape Chloe Sweeting of St. Francis de Sales School; Giovanno Rolle from Moores Coopers Town Primary School; and Kali na Weatherford from Man-O-War Primary School. The 2012 nominees from Abaco included: Charmiqua Cornish of Treasure Cay Primary School; Alisha Greene of Lightbourne of Central Abaco Primary School; Brianna Sweeting of Cherokee Primary School; and Cadidra Thomas of Fox Town Primary School. talked about her experience. As part of their nomination requirements, the students were asked to write a 400-word essay on the topChloe said she interviewed people there reasons for visiting The Bahamas are for the warm waters, clear skies, bright ed on the awards ceremony, she said the part she liked most was when they called up everyone and presented awards and scholarships to them.Dr. Allen provides seminar on shame By Canishka Alexander Dr. David Allen presented a seminar on the theme Shame: The Hidden Emotion at the Christian Counselling Centre the monthly seminars are now aware that S.H.A.M.E. is an acronym for Self Hatred Aimed At Me. Dr. Allen said that the tragic thing for believers is that we are not aware of our shame because we dont talk about it. However, he warned that when people dont talk about shame it gets bigger and bigger. So people call it a heart attack, they call it a stroke, but if you get the story beChurch NewsPlease see Shame Page 22

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Page 42 Section A The Abaconian June 1, 2012 Sids Food StoreGroceries Toiletries Souvenirs Fresh Fruits & Vegetables Frozen Meat Dry and Canned Goods Homemade BreadsWIDE SELECTION FAST EFFICIENT SERVICE Located Near Town Dock, New Plymouth, Green Turtle CayTel: (242) 365-4055 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 Causing harm was beaten by her boyfriend while visiting a friend in Murphy Town. Causing harm A Spring City woman reported on May 11 that her cousin of Sandy Point was High School. A 14-year-old boy from the Mudd was subsequently arrested. Attempted housebreaking A Central Pines woman was called by her neighbor about noon on May 10 with information that her house was being broken into. The police were called. Their im mediate response caught and arrested two Central Pines men, 21 and 24 years old, in the process of breaking into the house. Shop breaking and stealing At noon on May 12, a proprietor of a liquor store in Marsh Harbour reported that he had been broken into the previous eve ning through a rear door. The cash register was stolen along with 10 packs of Rothmans cigarettes, a total value of $450. The suspect was arrested at 1:30 p.m. on the same day, after surveillance footage was reviewed. He was charged and scheduled the complainant withdrew the matter from the magistrate. Housebreaking At 1:55 p.m. on May 13, a resident of Crown Haven reported a break-and-en ter in the morning of the same day. The culprit stole a piggy bank valued at $35 containing assorted coins and $40 of cash off the kitchen counter. Investigations into this matter are continuing. Disorderly Behavior beach of Treasure Cay on May 13 arrested a 40-year-old male of Blackwood for dis orderly behavior. He was charged for the offence and released on bail for $500. He Housebreaking A resident of Coopers Town reported that her home had been broken into between 7:15 p.m. on May 12 and 12:05 and assorted items were stolen. Investiga tions into this matter are continuing. Unlawful entry and stealing A male of Dundas Town reported that at 10:15 a.m. on May 10 he received a call from his wife stating while she was at home in their bedroom, partially dressed, that a man entered their residence and began moving tools belonging to the com plainant. A 31-year-old male of The Mudd was arrested and charged in reference to this matter. He is scheduled to attend court at 10:00 a.m. on May 15. Housebreaking A 52 year old male of Archers Hill, Dundas Town reported that sometime be2012, some unknown person(s) broke into his residence through a glass window steal ing a black Playstation 2 game system val ued at $200.00. (CDU) arrested a 15 year old juvenile of The Mudd and a 14 year old of Charlie Boo Corner in reference to this matter. An assortment of jewelry and play station 2 complainant. The accused persons were charged in court on May 22. Attempted Housebreaking A woman in Marsh Harbour reported that on May 17 some unknown person(s) attempted to break into her residence through a southern window. The culprit(s) broke the window glass but were unsuc cessful entering the residence. Police are investigating this matter. Assault & Threats of Death A 47 year old man of Dundas Town reported that on Thursday May 17 at about side Club located in Dundas Town, he was approached by a male known to him who slapped him in the face and threatened to kill him. Police are investigating this mat ter. House Fire (Arson suspected) A 20 year old woman from Crossing Rocks reported that at about 12:00am on she received several telephone calls from her family and friends reporting that her of the four bedroom and two bathroom house. Police are investigating the matter which they believe may involve arson. Drowning Reported Bahamas Customs personnel on Spanish Cay reported on May 17 that there was a drowning on the island and requested assistance from the police. year old female resident of Tampa, Florida Tampa, Florida who it was reported had a medical history of heart problems and high blood pressure. He was snorkeling in the area of Spanish Cay when the incident occurred. The police are still investigating the matter. Human Smuggling ing on information received searched a 35ft white Grady-White boat moored at the Crew Harbour located at Fire Road on May on the premises and upon searching the migrants of Haitian descent including six children. The migrants were transported to the Marsh Harbour Police Station (MHPS) and were later handed over to Immigra vessel was seized and secured at MHPS as investigations by Bahamas Immigration ofAssault with a Deadly Weapon A 23 year old male of Marsh Harbour reported that sometime around 2:10pm on School located Dundas Town, a man known to him pulled a knife on him. Police are investigating this matter. Armed Robbery Diner located Don McKay Blvd. in Marsh Harbour reported that sometime around ness an unknown masked man armed with Crime Report

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June 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 43 Across 5. Industry dealing with crops. ________ cleanup they get a free ad in The Abaconian. 7. This Nassau fort fell to Esek Hopkins, but the gunpowder was not there. 9. A unit of speed; sometimes found in ropes. liquours. 15. A lar ge rodent all but extinct in The Bahamas. ruins and The Hermitage. 20. Nece ssary for thunder. 21. Nam e for an island chain. 22. Divi ded into "Greater" and "Lesser;" the West Indies. 23. Home to Haiti and the Dom ini can Republic. Down 1. Buried by pirates for safekee p ing. 2. The Bahamas, India and Can ada are members. 3. For when you want to be un der water longer than you can hold your breath. 4. Adje ctive; Descriptive of being in water. the __________ 10. Mus ic played with a sawthe second word in the phrase. 11. Not true. 12. Derived from cane. 13. A bl ubbery marine mammal un usual to The Bahamas. between our shallows. pronounced stamen. 19. Prett y beach collectibles.

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Page 44 Section A The Abaconian June 1, 2012 Ron-Paul Cabinets PlusVisit our Showroom Located opposite the old Lowes PharmacyMAY MATTRESS SPECIALSQUEEN ORTHOPEDICMattress $270 or 3 pc set $520KING ORTHOPEDICMattress $370 or 3 pc set $710QUEEN PILLOWTOP MATTRESS $510 Memory Foam Mattress Roll-away Beds 20oz Commercial Carpets $11.50 Sq. Yd Campaign Time in Moores Island When the paint dries, the music stops playing, the food is done and the post ers come down, what do we have left? We have the memory of yesterday's hand shaking ours, and the goose bumps we felt as a result of it. We remember yesterday because it was yesterday. The sky was bring those who we hadn't seen in a while. Yesterday began a new election cam paign and our hopes are revived as Gary Sawyer, Edison Key and Roscoe Thompson present their platforms. As the weeks and months waned the thoughts that crystallized in mind was for a number of Bahamians choosing a politi cal party had no bearing on policies or the character of the representative or intellec tual ideologies and discourse. Voting is an emotional experience and the person who riles us up or has the biggest payout is deserving of our vote. For the politicians this is good news. However for those who are concerned about the upward mobility of the country this is heartrending. There is no tweaking of archaic political views. In fact, just leave it in the quarry. The PLP in Moores Island The Progressive Liberal Partys platform included a sea wall and proper docking facilities to secure the many boats owned by local residents. For athletes the agenda. Even the local school library he promises under the PLP government to books. To this, the crowds who were fully adorned in gold colored shirts, hats and air. The need for proper morgue and burial facilities was also addressed. still did not speak to the development of human resources which is important to the advancement of any country. The FNM in Moores Island The Free National Movements plat form was a terse, Think for yourselves!" At the rally Mr. Key appeared visibly upset with the people of Moore's Island. A number of the local residents report that the antagonistic relationship he shares with them stem from the fact that many resi dents who supported him when he was runrepresentation under the FNM. Mature residents of the Island say that election campaign was more than they had ever gotten in the history of this Island. Interestingly, persons who had been voting PLP all their lives as a result of Mr. might have been a small number to him, but if he continued to show his loyalty to could only grow in number. Key's charter was storming out of Moore's Island. In his absence the street party continued although it was clear from Mr. Keys side there was nothing to celebrate. the school to seize the little prey gathered at their Headquarters. Unfortunately, the little morsel found horsemen back to civilization. The DNA in Moores Island The Democratic National Alliances platform seemed to be action based in Moores Island. Although the party is still in its infancy stages, perspectives turned out in large numbers on. Roscoe Thompson was without calva ry, in jeans and T-shirt. He seemed totally unaffected by the position.

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June 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 45 INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES 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 Marsh HarbourThis complex consists of ve octagon buildings. Three single storey buildings and two two-storey buildings. Known as Simmons Place. $399,000 Marsh Harbour Multi-purpose commercial building known as Faith Convention Center. Multipurpose. Appraisal TBA Crossing RocksTwo Storey Commercial Building comprises of First Floor 4 (1) bed 1 bath and six oces, 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 Har bour. Appraisal TBA GREAT GUANA CAYVacant 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. 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 $656,000 COMPLIANCE COMMISSIONANTI-MONEY LAUNDERING TRAINING WORKSHOP THE COMPLIANCE COMMISSION, AS THE SUPERVISORY AUTHORITY FOR NON-TRADITIONAL FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS, WILL BE HOLDING AN ANTI-MONEY LAUNDERING WORKSHOP FOR ALL FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS IN ABACO WHICH FALL UNDER ITS SUPERVISION. ALL LAWYERS, ACCOUNTANTS, REAL ESTATE BROKERS & DEVELOPERS AND COOPERATIVE SOCIETIES SHOULD ATTEND THIS WORKSHOP ALONG WITH STAFF OF THE POST OFFICE SAVING BANK AND BAHAMAS MORTGAGE CORPORATION. THE PURPOSE OF THIS WORKSHOP IS TO HIGHLIGHT ANTI-MONEY LAUNDERING ISSUES SPECIFIC TO THOSE MENTIONED. SOME OF THE SUBJECTS TO BE ADDRESSED ARE: OMMENDATIONSTHE WORKSHOP WILL BE HELD ON THURSDAY 7TH JUNE, 2012 FROM 9:00 A.M. TO 1:00 P.M. AT ABACO BEACH RESORT AND IS FREE OF CHARGE.TO REGISTER FOR THE WORKSHOP, PLEASE CONTACT MS. MILLIE DAWKINS AT THE MINISTRY OF TOURISMS OFFICE MARSH HARBOUR ABACO AT 3673067.ABACO FREIGHTCOURIER SERVICESOcean Air 6671 W Indiantown Rd, Suite 50-456 Jupiter, Florida 33458 Walk-in and special handling nick@abacofreight.com Nick Mazzeo Undaunted by the rain, he presented to hear because the more he spoke the harder it fell. Prior to this rally the DNA has spent in the community to familiarize themselves with voters. Books and writing utencils have also been donated to the local school. Most importantly, it is rumored that Mr. Thompson plans to install a very important solar powered light needed to guide ships coming out from sea into the local Harbor at night. The actions of DNA representative Roscoe Thompson appear to be speaking louder than his words. Moores Island I am concerned about your needs! My People From all political sides the impression is this: election time is the season when purses are unlatched and personal vendettas come to center stage. In the month of April alone, I have witnessed people put on FNM shirts, sit down and enjoy hearty meals at these rallies. The same people a few weeks later could be seen wearing PLP shirts and present to enjoy whatever handouts were being given out there. The following week they could be seen doing the same thing at the DNA rally. This political season begs the ques tion, are people concerned about anything else other than a few bottles of Kalik and free food? Are people really concerned about the poor state of affairs this island is in or are they merely interested in having a good old time? These questions are important considerations because when the rallies are through what we have left are people who need a robust local economy that would employ local residents and This island badly need professional development courses for adults who wish to upgrade themselves, a community cen tre that offers wholesome activities and entertainment for the young people, so that there are clear demarcations for where children congregate and adults. This island needs an aggressive social services divi sion to assist young parents with the chal lenges of parenthood. When the paint dries, the music stops, the food is done and the posters come down, what we have left is people whose hope we must restore and minds we must re-educate. Sometimes the most valuable thing we can give a person is not the mate rial things but training and knowledge that could equip them for a lifetime. My fellow Bahamians how long will we halt between ideas and emotions? How long will we continue to sell our birthright for thirty pieces of silver? Bahamians it is high time we abandon the breast and dine at the table where solid food is provided. The quality of our lives depends on us! a black handgun broke into the business through a western glass door and stole her purple handbag containing an undisclosed amount of money. four inches in height and was dressed in a dark color jacket and long pants, took the bag and made good his escape through the are continuing investigations into this mat ter. Attempted Shop Breaking A 57 year old female resident of at her residence she heard an unknown person attempting to break into a local Caf located below her residence on Archers Blvd. sponded to the scene and met the owner of the Caf, a resident of Central Pines who reported that some unknown person(s) at tempted to break into her establishment through a southern kitchen door. The cul prit caused damages to the door lock but was unsuccessful entering the establish Harbour was arrested in reference to this matter. Assault with a Deadly Weapon A 22 year old female resident of Marsh Harbour reported that sometime around 1:35pm on May 14 while at her place of work she was approached by a black male known to her who brandished a silver blade knife and told her he was going to kill her putting her in fear of her life. the scene where they arrested the suspect, erence to this matter. He was found in possession of a silver blade knife. The accused was charged and scheduled to attend court. Assault & Causing Damages On May 14 an eighteen year old female of the Mudd reported that her brother came home to their residence and beat her about the body and also broke her bedroom window. Police are still investigating the matter. Crime Report Dr. Allen explained that we do many things to destroy ourselves. He said that alcoholism, addiction, sinning, and not loving our brother and sister are all shamebased. Although shame blocks love, the only antidote to shame is love. Thats why the Bible says for God he queried. He ended by telling the story of a man named Lucaya, who was taken into captiv ity. After a while, the chains that bound him were broken, but because he was so accustomed to being enslaved he stayed right where he was never realizing that he was free. In the same way, Dr. Allen chains as though He never came. Dr. Allen scheduled his next semi Centre.Shame From Page 17 Do you have an opinion or viewpoint you would like to publish? email:

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Page 46 Section A The Abaconian June 1, 2012 Rentals: Services: Abaco Glass CompanyWindow Glass and Mirrors Cut and Installed Screens Made and Repaired Commercial Store Fronts Installed and ReplacedYale WindowsDon MacKay Blvd. 367-2442 ABACO ISLAND PHARMACY LTD.We have moved! Next to ECC and across from BTC, Marsh Harbour 367.2544 tel 367.6544 faxabacoislanpharmacy@gmail.comPrescriptions Testing Beauty Supplies Vitamins Supplements 8:30am 6pm Sundays 9am 4pm SIMMONS Security & InvestigationsSecurity Guards Armored Van Security Cameras Burglar Alarms Private Investigations Credit CollectionsResidential Commercial MarineFreeportTel: (242) 351-8321 Fax: (242) 351-1460AbacoTel: (242) 367-0321 Fax: (242) 351-1460 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 DirectoryWANT MORE BUSINESS? 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 June 1st Dr. Carnille Farquharson; Family Medicine June 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th Dr. Winston Forbes; Cardiology/Internal Medicine June 15th 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 calCAL D D IRE c C 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 hosted a talent show on May 15 to raise Methodist Church in Hope Town, during which no admission was charged, but donations were encouraged and accepted. youth, which will be put towards travelling expenses to Georgia this summer. St. James talent show raises money

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June 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 1 VOLUME 20 NUMBER 11 JUNE 1ST, 2012 PRSRT STD US POSTAGE PAIDWEST PALM BCH FLPermit NO 4595Renew your subscription before the expiration date shown in the label below. The Abaconian Stuart Web Inc. 5675 SE Grouper Ave Stuart, FL 34997 Change Service Requested By Canishka Alexander Tellis Symonette, BTCs senior vice president of Family Islands, called May 19 a great day as they celebrated the launch of 4G service with a special Abaco-only sale at the Parish Hall. At the opening of Treasure Cays dent of BTCs Brand and Communication, explained that they are in Phase One of their launch of 4G service. By the end of have full coverage. vestments made by BTC, customers will enjoy a brand new retail experience. Indeed, the record number of customers was very encouraging and heralded greater stroyed some of their equipment, and said that they are doing all they can to create We are investing millions of dollars all over the country to upgrade the infrastructure, so that we can make the network as robust and as reliable as possible. We ask customers to be patient because we can -BTC holds daylong celebration for launch of 4G on AbacoPublic assured technical issues will be resolved Schooner Bay welcomes crowd for Spring Fest Tornado causes extensive damage in Murphy TownPlease see BTC Page 2

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Page 2 Section A The Abaconian June 1, 2012 unitedabacoshippingco@coralwave.com ing texting platforms, and putting in brand new 2G and 4G network for voice and internet. At the end of the day we feel comfortable that folks are getting a wonderful experience, and its going to rival cellular In Marsh Harbour, numerous phones were sold at great discounts throughout the day for customers to experience 4G monette said the fair was a family affair and included activities for children along with local vendors who served food and drinks. In the meantime, the old Royal Bank building will be completely renovated BTC From Page 1 Central Abaco NewsWe are investing millions of dollars all over the country to upgrade the infrastructure within the next month to become BTCs store in Marsh Harbour. When the Marsh Harbour store is open, it will be a very Symonette shared. Also all devices and handsets will be live, so that people can see what will be offered to them before He added that more staff members will undergo training to better serve customers, and therefore offer them a good experience. As we get more demands and more requests for new service, we are very excited about coming to this island. Its exciting going from island to island making sure we enhance the quality of life for our The BTC sponsored festivities lasted all day and into the night. The event ended at Snappas with live performances from Bahamian artists and free giveaways of merchandise and phone cards.

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June 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 5 Central Abaco News A tornado touched ground in Murphy Town between 2:50 and 3:00pm in the afternoon of May 24, minutes after of Abaco Block and Concrete. The Abaco Block and Concrete building was hit hard and the inside of which is now destroyed. Because of the bad weather, Shawna Pinder and Rebecca Sweeting were instructed by the owner of the company, Larry Albury who was in Freeport, to close the plant early. The two women punched out at 2:37pm, minutes before the tornado hit. Most of the roof was taken out, all the windows were smashed, insulation was left hanging from the ceiling and shards of glass were everywhere, said Ms. Pinder. Mr. Albury, who arrived on Abaco Freeport, said it was lucky that the damage was restricted to material things and that no lives were endangered. None the less, the damage to the equipment and the grounds was extensive. A material conveyor was pushed on the road through the fence. A jeep Pajero lay ing on its side was totaled. One of the ce ment trucks was hit and smashed by one of the tanks thrown from the Abaco Petroleum yard across the road. Abaco petroleum also lost a second tank which was spotted away on the shore, as well as a container which ended up in Abaco Block and Concrete's sand pile. Moreover, the fencing from both compa nies yards was completely destroyed. On May 25, Mr. Albury inspected the damage and met with insurance exam iners while employees were trying to clean up. It is expected that it will take close to two months for the company to be operational again. According to eye witnesses, it seemed that the tornado initiated as a water spout that touched ground and navigated a circle over some area of Murphy Town. It was reported that debris was spotted at the back of Abaco Central High School. In front of Abaco Block and Concrete electrical poles were hit which destroyed transformers and wires. It took a BEC crew several hours, well into the night, to repair the damage and have the power restored in the area. Trees in the area were uprooted and houses in Murphy Town lost part of their roofs. With hurricane season taking an early start, it is important to get prepared.Tornado hits Murphy Town and causes extensive damage Abaco Block and Concrete in hardest hit area

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Page 6 Section A The Abaconian June 1, 2012 Railing installed on Forest Drive contractor from Dundas Town started the installation of a metal railing on the portion of Forest Drive in Dundas Town, where a steep drop prevented the sidewalk to be completed. The work continued over the week end and on the following Monday, a back where the sidewalk is to be poured. Mr. Williams said the railing will be extended to another 50ft in the near future and that railings will be installed as well on the opposite side of the road where another very steep ditch presents danger to automobilists. By Canishka Alexander Members of the Central Abaco Red Cross group met for their monthly meeting at the Church of God in Dundas Town on May 19. Led by Sarone Kennedy, group leader, he reminded those wishing to become members that they must complete the three sections of their orientation. Claudine Burrows completed her orientation by speaking on volunteerism; BarCross Center, also gave brief remarks to members about the Red Cross and com mended the great work that Sarone and Regina Kennedy have done. Kennedy then went on to talk about why it is important for each member of the Red Cross to be clear on its mission and purpose. The month of May was designat ed as Red Cross month; however, a major concern was that Red Cross members are not visible in the community. just increase their visibility as it ushers in the beginning of hurricane season. Kennedy emphasized the importance of being Red Cross ready, which requires members to formulate a plan in the event of an emer gency, prepare a kit with everything they need, get training and stay informed. The last point addressed at the meet ing was an Emergency Preparedness Day that is being tentatively planned for this month in order to sensitize the community about the different types of emergencies. The next meeting has been scheduled for been determined. Contact Sarone Kennedy for those interested in attending the next meeting. Central Abaco NewsRed Cross members begin planning for emergencies as hurricane season approachesRotary Club plans Owantas Pond CleanupThe Rotary Club of Abaco is plan ning a cleanup of the Owantas Pond area in Marsh Harbour. The tentative date for the Owantas Pond is the small area off of Don McKay Blvd. heading south from Marsh Harbour. It is a popular picnic spot for locals and visitors. The gazebo and small dock provide shade and a viewing area to spot the wildlife in the area. However, a recent buildup of trash has left the area unsightly.Island Waves: Creative Cultural Community Centre plans highway cleanup Volunteers soughtISLAND WAVES: Patti Limperes Creative Community Cultural Centre & C4 Studio is planning a garbage cleanup crew and volunteers are asked to meet at New Vision Ministries in Marsh Harbour. All are invited to join in the cleanup cam paign to stem the tide of garbage that has built up on the streets. Island Waves has its studio in Marsh Harbour next to Memorial Plaza. The volunteers with the studio focus on organizing community events and helping the youth. They provide tutoring and extracurricular help to students on Abaco. The studio also features jam nights with the Island Waves Band. Music is just one of the different arts the Centre hopes to help the communitys youth with. They that can be a positive outlet for the youth. the Centre is partnering with Terry Benjamin and New Vision Ministries. They are hoping to add more volunteers. The cleanup along S.C. Bootle will be done in intervals to ensure a thorough cleanup.The Abaconian reminds our readers to be prepared this hurricane season. Stock up on supplies and locate your nearest shelter.

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June 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 7 Horticultural Society holds election meeting The May meeting of the Horticultural Society-Abaco Branch was held in Linda Weatherfords shady garden in Sweetings Village. Well over twenty members attended the gathering which was an important one. President Anita Knowles was to take votes for the election of next years board. A list of proposed members had been submitted to all the members by email and was met with no objection, so without any delay she asked the new board to be ac Central Abaco Newsdy, she immediately introduced the new members. Ximena Thompson will be next years vice president. Barbara Foreman will remain the Treasurer, Mirella Santillo will act as secretary and Mr. Hardy will keep his post as auctioneer. A show and tell demonstration also took place at the meeting. Laine Summerville brought a colorful hanging plant, called Party Time, for its display of green and red leaves. Ms. Foreman brought photographs of one of her plants, the Pelican like appendicle to trap pollinating insects. She also had photographs of the Carrion Plant, also called Corpse Flower Psychologist presents workshop on situational leadership By Canishka Alexander Psychologist Richard Adderley and his colleagues from the Bahamas Human Resources Development Association (BHRDA) facilitated a workshop on situ ational leadership on May 17. According to Adderley, situational leadership requires one to use different styles of leadership for different people depending on the task. It is also demonstrates how people may be good at one task, but perform poorly with other tasks. A lot of times we take for granted that because someone has a certain level we set people up for failures because we dont give them the necessary instructions that they need to perform a certain task thinking that it should be easy for them. When you are leading people, leadership instructions that you give have to be based Adderley soon gave the participants an assignment where they compared the traits of a good and bad boss, and shared how each type of boss made them feel as an employee. The key to the workshop, Adderley said, was to observe how we manage peothe plant kingdom, towering at several feet of height. The plant is so called because again for pollination. Mr. Hardy gave a few tips on what to grow and not to grow during the summer months. Among the list of heat loving vegetables were bell peppers and other types of peppers, cucumbers, corn and tomatillo. He advised gardeners who were not cultivated anything during the hot months to cover their gardens with clear plastic or seed marigolds to get rid of nematodes. He then proceeded to an auction which had among many other plants, a Party Time, several Bromeliads, Bridal Bouquet, Sansevieria, Dracaena and Zemia. Ms. Knowles reminded the audience that the last meeting of the season would Curry, in Treasure Cay. She also urged the new board to make plans for next season and announced that there was material for sale, such as pots, bonsai potting mix and other gardening paraphernalia. Please see Leadership Page 20

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Page 8 Section A The Abaconian June 1, 2012 From the Editor's Desk // In our Shadows 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 $95.00 UK, Europe & Caribbean surface Order The Abaconian TodayJUNE 2012Name Address Address City St. Postal code + Country E-mail or Tel # 24 issues US$ 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: Master Card VisaWE NOW EXCEPT MASTER CARD/VISAThis edition of The Abaconian marks the sixth one since taking on the responsibility of bringing you this newspaper. It has been an incredible privilege. It has also given me a new respect for my predecessors. You, dear readers, have been incredibly kind in your support. It always surprises and delights me to run into someone who enjoys what my staff and I put out. And I doubt that will ever change. Perhaps you noticed the new logo on the front page. I am sure everyone will have an opinion, to which you are of course entitled. But if you like it, please direct your compliments to our in-house graphic designer extraordi naire: Mr. Timothy Roberts. If you do not like it please direct your complaints to me since it was my decision to go to print with it. Either way, I would like to get feedback. For this newspaper to truly know what Abaconians are thinking and feeling. This goes beyond a logo change or how you feel about a partic ular editorial. Let me know where you see this island going. Let this newspa per be your mouthpiece. This publica tion already has the potential to act as a community center made of ink and paper, but I need your voice to be effective. I invite you to send me your let ters, whether you want them published or not, and to call me up. I intend for this newspaper to be a tool for good in our community and I want it to be an effective tool. And to be effective I need your support and your voice. Oth erwise we are just stabbing in the dark without a cause. The summer months are coming upon us now. It is a time when the sun really decides to stick it to us and the weather gets a little bit more unreli able. It is also when the schools unleash their masses. And that is what I want to focus on now. The quickest way to change our future for the better is by focusing on these children. I am not just talking to parents and family. But those of you on the threshold of childhood yourselves, ence, I ask you to take an active stance in the future of our country. And the future of our country are wide eyed and jumpy now. Watching that clock tick towards the proverbial summer when they get to be wild and free. We should give them that freedom, yes, for it encourages their growth. But we should not completely abandon them to the scorching, and blinding, heat of summer. Even those of us who feel small in the grand scheme of things can cast a great long shadow in this bright, Bahamian sun. And your shadow may be just enough to keep some youth from burning up. You never know what some child or teenager is going through. And you never know how your kindness or at tention may impact them. But what you can know is that the dividends will build up over time. We are not as ignorant as we pretend to be sometimes. We can see loneliness, we can anger and we can a path that will lead to personal ruin and, compounded, the ruin of our com munity and country. We can see these things, especially in our bright sun, but it seems so easy to brush things off as not our problem. But when our future is so dependent on the future actions of these young people it becomes overwhelm ingly stupid not to take an active role in their lives. Yes, I know we are not all parents. But we all know some child or teenager who we can take an active role in mentoring or showing kindness. And it doesnt have to be much, just enough to cast a shadow against this scorching heat.Upcoming Events

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June 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 9 Letters to the Editor Can we grow? Dear Editor: It has come to my attention that the stirred such fervor that a reading professional has sought to the distribution of the article through photocopying and distribut ing it throughout the community. Simulta neously I say thank you and laugh as I contemplate the saying, If you want to hide more literate people has not gone in vain! It has come to full term. Nevertheless, as all of us know moth erhood is a life long process. There is al ways more we can do no matter what age we are to develop ourselves fully. I wish to get to the point where my articles will inspire a written response to the designated email. I wish to get to the place as a writer where we will use the newspaper to articu late our thoughts and feelings and not chil dren as puppets on a string. I believe we must evolve to the place where we can read something and not allow emotions to be the victor because of something we believe the article to be saying. True writers not only write to give information or to tickle our ears but to provoke thought and action on issues affecting our lives. The reader must be adept to recognize the difference. Ulti mately I believe this is the goal of literacy and it saddens me that we are in fact such a far ways off from this. As another reminder to the reading public, a personal experience is just that. Personal experiences are for the most part subjective. We dont and we will not al ways agree with an individuals slant on a matter. History for example is a perspec tive on the past. Will the slave and the masters story be the same? Will the sto ries of the poor and downtrodden and the rich and powerful be the same? It is very unlikely that they will! In view of the foregoing, I wish to commend the reading public for responding to my article and to reiterate that it is my greatest desire that I use my lifes experiences to impact the lives of Bahamians. Hording our experiences does little to help others. We must rise to the challenge, look beyond ourselves! Let us not focus on tan gents or waste one second skulking in the background to talk about them! And please lets not use our power to encourage others to do the same. Such behavior would be majoring in the minors which we have no time for. Let us improve our relationships by talking and listening to one another not gossiping about what we think the person might be saying along the high-ways and by-ways of the community. No, we are not always going to agree! If a married couple has a disagree ment, will going to bed angry strengthen or weaken that relationship? To avoid stag nant relationships, obviously, honest and open communication is the path we must take for a healthy one. So I invite my reading public to let us grow together. yahoo.com if you are so moved by some thing I might write. Whether you agree or disagree with my perspective is beside the point. Let us enjoy weekly intellectual dis course. It is vital to improving the human condition! Insults or Issues?Dear Editor: I am a student of St. Francis De Sales School, and I am writing to inform you about the importance of the election process to me. The election process is done to elect a new government. In order for a person to be elected a process known as Gerryman dering is done. However, it may seem as if this process leads to the insults of political parties at one another. As a result, each political party focuses more on insults than issues in The Bahamas. I truly believe that the main politi cal parties should be focused on the issues more. Insults are just negative words, but issues are problems requiring a solution. The Bahamas faces many issues such as the crime rate, jobs, works and many more. If the main political parties were more focused on the issues than the insults, then there will be a probability that many solu tions would be formed. If these issues were solved then The Bahamas will be a better and wonderful place. Thank you for taking the time to read my letter, and I hope you have a wonderful day. Student, St. Francis De SalesAirport safety requirements are too laxDear Editor, Please allow copy of my letter to Civil Aviation Nassau to be printed in your paper. A recent Public Notice for Vacancies Harbour, Abaco was published in the AbAs reported, the applicants must possess a minimum of 4 BGCSE passes at understanding that the BGCSE examina tions are given during the senior year of high school. Given the responsibilities of the safe and orderly movement of air trafthe requirements as presently structured are inadequate for an individual controlling the safe arrival and departure of interna In the United States, like the Baha mas, a member of ICAO, the International Civil Aviation Organization, the educa tional requirements for an individual with or a full four-year course of study learning to a bachelors degree, or some combina tion of the two. Perhaps the Bahamas Civil Aviation Dept. should revisit and upgrade the present requirements in order to give pilots and their passengers the safest experience in Bahamas air space. Sincerely, Commercial Pilot Hope Town, AbacoFor more Letters to the

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Page 10 Section A The Abaconian June 1, 2012 PH: (242) 367-2170Don MacKay Blvd., Marsh Harbour, AbacoThank You For Your Patronage!Fathers Day is Special! Great Discounts on These SelectedItems Through Fathers Day Gas Generators (6KW & 9KW) 20% OFF BBQ Gas Grills (Two Models) 25% OFF Ice Chests All Sizes 25% OFF Unit Air Conditioners 10,000 BTU 20% OFF Split Unit Air Conditioner 1 Ton 20% OFF Stand, Table and Ceiling Fans 20% OFF Power Tools 25% OFF Lawn Mowers (High-wheel) 20% OFF Fishing, Camping & Swim Gear 20% OFF North Abaco NewsBTC opens new Treasure Cay store ahead of 4G service rollout Bahamas Telecommunication Com pany announced the launch of its 4G tech location in Treasure Cay. In CEO Geoff Houstons prepared remarks, which were presented to The Aba conian in his absence, he stated the goal of BTC was to have 4G available throughout all the islands of The Bahamas. Today, a blazing fast world of apps is open to you at speeds never before exThe CEO also apologized for some disruptions in service while the new tech Please see BTC Page 11

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June 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 11 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 nology was being implemented into the systems. We know that some of these upgrades have caused temporary disruptions and we apologize for that, but we believe we are nearly complete with a 100 percent overall improvement in the service you BTC claims that they strive to be a constantly improving service, aiming to meet the expectations of its customers. The recent service interruptions are only tem porary. We at BTC are proud to be a part of the goal of becoming a customer-focused, customer-driven, customer-oriented and said Mr. Houston. The new Treasure Cay store is a criti cal part of BTCs new focus on constantly improving customer service, according to BTC's senior vice president of commer cial and family islands, Tellis Symonette. There is a push for an upgraded interac vice president of brand and communica Abaco have been completed with the remaining few to be completed over the next few weeks. Abaco is the third largest sector of BTC and Treasure Cay is the second largest contributor in the Abaco market. Customers were invited in to the new store to view the new 4G compatible merchandise and were treated with a variety of give aways.BTC From Page 10 Ritchie and Roshanne Eyma (nee Minnis) have worked as sales agents with the Coldwell Banker Lightbourn Realty team in Nassau for six years. Drawn to the beauty of the islands, the friendly people and the more relaxed pace of life, they have recently relocated to the Abacos. Both professional artists, their interests include language studies in French, Spanish, Haitian Creole, Sign Language and Bible volunteer work. They are very happy to be working along with Green Turtle Real Estate to provide a personable and professional service to meet their clients' needs in the Abacos. Please contact them Farrington, Broker at Green Turtle Real Estate said I am happy to have Ritchie and Roshanne join me as a team. We have worked together in the past and I am exPlease help alleviate Abacos litter problem I recently heard someone refer to Abaco as Litter Island and I must say that I wholeheartedly agree with them. Litter seems to be the word on the tip of many peoples tongues these days and no wonder for Abaco is, sadly, beginning to look like one HUGE garbage dump. I personally am very troubled by the situation and since that is the area in which I live and so see the most, but I hear people complain ing about the disgusting situation in various areas in the north also. I frequently travel into Nassau and am impressed with how neat and tidy Nassau looks these days. On my return to Abaco my heart drops as it is only a few minutes before Im sickened by the messy state of many parts of the island; SC Bootle Drive, Forest Drive and parts of Murphy Town to name a few. But the area which I think now has the doubtful distinction of being the most litter ridden area of Abaco is the Ernest Dean Highway. Anyone tak ing a drive along there between the airport and the city dump at Spring City and even beyond will see verges covered with trash, not just cans, bottles, plastic bags and other small items but huge cardboard boxes, plastic chairs, tarpaulins and other large objects. There are several large trash bags lining the road with their contents spilling out and blowing all over the placea horrible sight! The smaller items have usually been thrown out of somebodys car window but the larger ones along with trash bags have fallen off trucks. How can people have so little love and respect for their island that they will allow this to happen? How can they have such little pride that they can ing? They need to understand that the day will come when this can all come back to haunt them. Visitors do not like to see this mess. With so many other islands that they can visit much cleaner than this one why are they going to continue coming here? If the visitors stop coming then the island will lose its primary source of income and this will affect everybody; unemployment will rise and peoples pocketbooks will hurt. According to Mrs. Yvonne Key, member of the Marsh Harbour and Spring City local government committee, people drop so much litter in Marsh Harbour that the township pays for litter to be collected picked up necessitates two truckloads to be taken to the dump twice a day, this is stag gering. The committee has provided drums along the tourist strip in which the tourists can deposit their bottles and cans. Visitors arriving at the Marsh Harbour airport and travelling down to Treasure Cay pass through areas which leave much to be desired as far as the garbage and litter situation. In the South lies the very high end establishment of the Abaco Club on Winding Bay. Guests must travel from the airport through the worst litter ridden area on the island to get to this exclusive club. They must wonder what they have come to when they are driven through the litter lined highway and I wonder how long they are going to be willing to pay out huge sums of money to continue com ing. It will be a sad day for Abaco if they decide to leave. Schooner Bay and Serenity Point are other high end developments in the South currently under development but how are they going to encourage people to come and purchase lots and build homes when the highway leading up to them is so dirty? What is the answer to all this? One way to prevent litter would be for all those people who throw beer bottles, soda cans, Kentucky fried chicken boxes etc out of their vehicle windows to stop doing so. Another would be for all of the trucks which take garbage to the dump to cover their vehicles securely so that debris will all, this is the law so why do people not obey it? The Friends of the Environment are formulating a three-year plan to target the problem of highway litter and will be start ing a mini pride campaign in the near future. The Ministry of Tourism is on board with this as is the Ministry of Works which will be helping with signage. 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June 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 15 South Abaco News Schooner Bay held its second Spring Fest on May 19. The event, which ran from 9 AM to 5 PM, drew people from the length and breadth of Abaco as well as from New Providence but it was generally felt that the attendance was lower than that years ago. Several people from Nassau were up very early that morning for the trip to Sandy Point on the BoHengy II and seemed to be very much enjoying their day on Aba co, although less people arrived from Nassau than had been expected. Two young boys, Anthony Dias aged ten years and his brother Nicholas aged eight years who at tend Queens College in Nassau, got up at four oclock on Saturday morning in order to be at the Spring Fest and felt that it was An array of activities awaited people of all ages who attended this years Schooner Bay Spring Fest. Educational informa tion on the underground formation of the island could be found at Friends of the Environments booth. There were eco-tours in the coppice to learn about plants and birds. The model house was open to visitors and games for youngsters were available Arts and crafts, various foods and drinks and music by three different bands were there to capture the interest of those present. Although everything was in place to receive the visitors by 9:00am the bulk of the people did not arrive until lunch time. This proved to be all the better for the early birds who took advantage of the cool ness of the early morning to walk the large learning about the coppice eco-system and the surrounding vegetation. The Schooner Bay developers have set aside one hundred acres of coppice. taken two groups of tourists and locals pert on local birds and very knowledgeable about the various zones and habitats of the island and is always eager to pass on his knowledge to interested parties. In the meantime, the younger kids had the run of the bouncing castle. They played volleyball near the harbour or tried their Schooner Bay Spring Fest booths offer variety Art, education and food lined stalls Spring Fest activities exciteSlippery pole and bird watching prove popular Please see Booths Page 16 Please see Activities Page 18

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Page 18 Section A The Abaconian June 1, 2012 SAFA decisions on hold until hearing from the new Government Approximately ten members attended the monthly South Abaco Farmers Asso ciation meeting and despite President Leslie Thompsons positive attitude, there was a feeling of indecision as Abaco farmers have to wait and see what the new governments policies regarding agriculture will be. The Chairman of Bahamas Agricul tural and Industrial Corporation, Edison Key, who has been supporting SAFA and farming in general, will be replaced. Until the new Chairman takes his position, what will happen to farming incentives on the island is only a supposition. SAFA members are hoping that the promises of the previous administration will be kept and that the balance of the grant money they were promised will soon become available. The meeting took place at Central Abaco Primary School on May 10. The minutes of last months meeting were read by Secretary Barbara Gibson and imme diately approved, as there were no issues arising. During his presentation, Mr. Thompson went over the ground-breaking ceremony held on April 27. He said that approximately 40 people from the business community attended. According to Mr. Thompson, it was a very successful event with everyone very supportive of the Association. People, he said, were ready to assist as the new Minister of Agriculture and the new BAIC Chairman have taken their positions, he will send them the plans of the association. In the meantime, he suggest ed that the farmers continue to tend their farms. of the Agri-Expo. Not too many farmers had produce to sell at the time, but there was livestock, canned tomatoes and sauces, fruits and teas. It was said to be a means of exposure for the association. Vandrea Lightbourn informed the audience that the association was in good standing and that she had the receipt of the dues. SAFA can now obtain a business license and go forward. Vice President George Martin said he had been contacted by the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture about organizing workshops. He asked the people present to let him know what they were interested in by the end of the meet ing. Most farmers agreed that they wanted to learn about grafting, pesticides and operating a green house. Mr. Martin mentioned the signing of a petition to request the use of the farmers market on a regular basis. The secretary will send the petition to Nassau. He expressed the need to push the government to continue the program to make sure each farmer is recognized and his produce showcased. Mr. Thompson asked for a day next week to work on the container that has to be leveled up. He mentioned that the Treaattend suggested to hold a cook out to raise money for seeds and various equip ment. I hope to have more information at guest speaker, Mr. Pat Smith, who is very was still sleepy got a wake-up call when started to play lively island music. MC Shelley Austin, walking the grounds with a microphone, kept on announcing the activities. Visit the vendors greasy pole; come to the harbor and learn pate throughout the day. The greasy pole game ended up being very successful. Children lined up by the boat ramp, while one of the Schooner Bay staff rubbed cooking oil over a large pipe parallel to the water. Kids had to make their way along the pole without falling in the water and ring a bell placed at the end of it. The winners received $20. They were quite a few who took a dip, but quite boy was Anthony Dias By mid-afternoon, they all moved away from the harbor to participate in the lime and spoon race and then in the sack race with their parents. It was a full day of adventure and excitement for the children. enter the One Day Fun Fish Rodeo. They did not come back until late, but with one happy winner, Mr. Blaine Sweeting from Cherokee Sound, who caught a 50 pound wahoo and a 15 pound tuna. Another highlight of the afternoon was the appearance of KB who sang with the New Entry band. His performance of popular, funny Bahamian songs attracted a circle of spectators laughing and dancing around the stage. lar group, the Murphy Town Superstars, ended the days activities. Dressed in col orful attire, their brass band playing to the the crowd until the rain arrived, dispersing everyone towards the bus stop. One of the organizers, Mr. Glen Kelly, thought it was a very successful event. people (100 from Nassau) visited the festi val that day.Activities From Page 15 Advertise in The Abaconian. We can design your ad for you for free!

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June 1, 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 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 Penniless but richDear Editor: We were returning to the US from Grenada on our sailboat and were passing through the Abacos. Aubrey was making drinks and conch fritters with his Tailgator and deep fryer near Dive Guana. It was a gath ering place for cruisers and local people. It was always a fun evening, lots of story swapping and making new friends. It was this type of activity, along with the excellent waters, people and anchorag es that brought us back to the Abacos year after year. Baker's Bay had been a gather ing spot for cruisers with its good holding, nice beaches, easy access to the Atlantic side with its patch reefs close to shore and of course the Robinson Crusoe like ruins of the resort. It was educational to take the dingy and tie up and wade the creek into the mangroves. So much life in the water and er wildlife. Change is always inevitable but we could still be disappointed in how much was lost in the process of change. Promises were made and apparently broken. There were a lot of good intentions but follow-up appears to be lacking. Sometime ago, there was an article in the Abaconian written as a farewell and a warning. The writer was responsible for implementing and putting in place the poli cies and procedures for protecting the environment at Baker's Bay. She wrote about what had been done and what would be required to protect the scared us. She was concerned that over time there would be no follow through. From the sounds of it, her words were prophetic. As with any systems, whether it is mechanical or biological (an ecosystem), they require both maintenance and preven tive maintenance to continue functioning. to go because it takes time and money and nothing is visibly needing attention. When things go wrong, and they will, mainte nance becomes time consuming and expen sive so repairs are prioritized and the less visible are ignored until a crisis stage situ ation arrives. Then comes denial and the appears that stage has arrived. In the mean time, the reefs suffer. We know where Aubrey's head and heart are. He may be "Penniless" but he is not ignorant nor poor, he is rich with friends. We wish him well. Ian and Sue LeMair Letters to the Editor Not safe at home I write this letter to you requesting legal representation with regards to the above captioned. I have been a resident of Poppys Way Marsh Harbour for seven years. As a Bahamian, I feel as though I no longer have rights as they are continually violated by the residents. They continually enter my property by jumping the fence to steal water and fruits. Hurt my animals e.g. insert a stick into the rectum of my cat, kill several kittens, dispose their garbage next to my fence, and play extremely loud music at all hours. I am asthmatic and they constantly My husband and I do not feel safe in our home as we are continually threatened. Some of my family members have already moved out of the community as they could no longer cope with the situation. Com plaints have been made to the Police Dept. who would sometimes respond. The Dept. of Environmental Health is aware of the garbage situation. Nothing has been done to rectify the situation. I have watched the refuse grow to the point where I now have to replace the fence due to the height and weight of the pile. Communications were also forwarded to the Sr. Island Adminis trator as well as the local government com mittee. I am yet to receive a reply. I hope that you can assist me with having this most vexing situation resolved. Thanking you, Martha Russell As an Abaco poultry producer faces economic hardship the newly appointed Minister of Agriculture, V Alfred Gray, pledges to look into increasing tariffs on imported chicken in order to provide a fair chance for Bahamian farmers. After the government reduced the tariff on imported chicken by 10 percent in 2011 after lifting the restriction requiring chicken importers to have a permit in 2010, Lance Pinder, operations manager at Abaco Big Bird Chicken Farm, said that business for the family owned operation has fallen drastically with the possibility that they may be forced to close their doors in two to three months. Mr. Gray said that his ministry is prepared to look at increasing the tariff on imported chicken or eliminate the importa supply The Bahamas needs for a reason obligation is to Bahamians and protecting their interests. He said it is important that Bahamians are not put out of business by government policies. To the extent we are able to help them without doing violence to the other aspects of the economy, we are Mr. Pinder said that after the tariff reduction and the removal of importation percent. He said that they used to have they are down to 25,000. He added that their staff have had to take pay reductions and are working part time. He said that having to compete with cheaper imports from the U.S. and Brazil, combined with the rising cost of chicken feed and electricity have all led to a downturn in their business. Mr. Pinder hopes that the government will put some controls in place and stop some of the imports allowing them to get some of their products sold. Thats We need something done now and then maybe we could get a better plan later on BusinessGovernment Seeks balance for poultry farm

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Page 20 Section A The Abaconian June 1, 2012 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.comple and build relationships, so that we bring out the best in them. He said that anyone who wants to be a good leader must be able He then listed four basic leadership styles: directive, coaching, supportive and delegating. The leader can determine which style to use based on the persons competence or commitment to do the job. Tied to the leaderships styles were the development levels that included: the enthu siastic beginner; the disillusioned learner; capable, but cautious performer; and the self-reliant achiever. At the end, an action plan must be developed by the leader. Rachel Rolle, BHRDA president, exorganization for human resources professionals, and that the purpose of their visit was to establish membership for persons in Abaco within the HR profession. At the end of Adderleys presentation, a BHRDA membership and informational meeting was held. In addition to Adderley, who serves as VP of Education, and Rolle, Aanicia Scavella, vice president of public relations; and Renee Mayers, VP of membership, were also present at the workshop. Other BHRDA executive members are: Barbara Gardiner, treasurer; Dellarese Richardson, secretary; and Paul Haven, president elect and VP of programmes. Further BusinessLeadership From Page 7 Tornado damages businessesNEMA visits to gauge damage Residents are counting their bless ings after a tornado ripped through an area in Murphy Town just before 3pm on May 24 causing damage to roofs, vehicles and snapping several utility poles leaving three families without shelter but causing no injuries in its wake. The tornado, which was said to have touched down in the area of Abaco Central High School, tracked northward towards Simms Drive where it snapped a utility pole, damaged the roof of a Laundromat and tore a portion of a roof off a triplex. Residents there were shaken but unharmed. It then moved westward toward Aba co Petroleums Depot where a worker, Isdebris at the 40 foot container he was in. He pointed out that the tornado hurled two 3000 gallon tanks (empty) some distance away one traveled about 300 feet across the road and damaged the front end of Abaco Block and Concretes mixer truck and the other one was found closer to the shore line even further away. roof was ripped off and the fence lay in a twisted heap along the edge of Shell Road. Mr. Wallace also noted that one of the fuel trucks had moved several feet and was now parked at a different angle. The tornado continued its path of destruction tearing through Abaco Block and Concretes fence and peeling away a large later said shards of glass were stuck in the walls. The company jeep, a Mitsubishi Pajero, was picked up by the tornado which tossing it into the utility pole tangling it in high tension wires and then throwing it over two twenty-foot high piles of sand and rock. at Abaco Block and Concrete, said the weather was bad and their general man ager, Larry Albury, called them and said that if nothing was happening they could close up and go home. They waited until about 2:30pm for a customer that wanted to purchase some blocks after which they closed up and left. By the time she arrived in the Marsh Harbour area she received a phone call from a friend asking if she was okay and was informed that Abaco Block and Conher father called to see if she was okay. It Mr. Albury said that theres a lot of work to do as he has been calling contrac tors, electricians, air condition and glass people to get quotes and hopefully get the ball rolling to get open for business again. He says he is hopeful to get back to busi ness hopefully in two to three weeks. He said they will need to get the main feeder (conveyor) repaired and in place before they will be able to see if there were any damages to the two plants (cement mixing silos). He said the cement mixer truck was totaled and repairs are cost prohibitive as duty (To bring in a truck would also be time it is a writeoff and likely will not be replaced unless the government could al low them some kind of compensation. NEMA VISITS Captain Stephen Russell, Director of National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) arrived on May 25 with a Royal gineer from the Ministry of Works to do a ing from the tornado, and to see how they could best assist those persons affected. He noted that over the past two months there has been three noted tornadoes (one in Grand Bahama, one in Nassau and now one in Abaco) and he believes it is a growing trend that needs to now be accounted for. We have to shift our strategies to further prepare our citizens for these types need to be aware of the possibility and the preparations they need to take. We need to He noted that we will also have to revisit building codes to better prepare build ings to mitigate against the extreme winds that come with tornadoes. We need to broaden our scope to prepare for not just William Krezel, Engineer from Min istry of Works in Nassau, he visited an apartment complex and several businesses where he saw roof damages. He said tornathe he considers it to have been an F2 (Fujita Scale). nado with winds between 113-157 miles per hour and causing considerable dam age. Roofs torn off frame houses; mobile homes demolished; boxcars pushed over; large trees snapped or uprooted; light object missiles generated. They will continue to work with local agencies to provide relief and assistance to those affected by the tornado.Treasure Cay recommits to its golf productTreasure Cay Resort hosted an allday golf scramble, tournament and award ceremony on May 10. The golf course at Treasure Cay Resort is one of only a handful of public ac cess courses in The Bahamas. On site that day was Blake Stouffer who has been working with Treasure Cay Resort to help market and revitalize the golf course as an attraction. Mr. Stouffer made it clear that the management team at Treasure Cay Resort was committed to enhancing the experience for guests and Please see Golf Page 21

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June 1, 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 Further Business Snappas holds toga party to kick off Summer season residents who come to enjoy a day on the course. Many residents of the Treasure Cay development strongly believe in the impor tance of golf as an important amenity to their community. The tournament that day symbolized the Treasure Cay ownerships response and plans for further investment. Partnering with Sands Beer along with others, the golf course reception area has received a facelift. Apart from the new ginning of the course, a new deck area has been built to accommodate guests. Along with reinvesting in the club house, the management team decided to increase the equipment available to guests. Six new sets of Nike rental clubs will be made available. This will allow guests to visit without the hassle of shipping their clubs. Golf From Page 20

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Page 22 Section A The Abaconian June 1, 2012 Area Code 242 unless listed otherwise Island-wide Abaco ListingsAbaco Cottage + 114 hse 366-0576 Abaco Vacation Planner + 25 hse 367-3529CherokeeLee Pinder + 3 hse 366-2053 Marina Albury Cottages 5 cottages 366-2075Grand CayRosies Place 352-5458Green Turtle Cay Barefoot Homes 14 hse 577-4092 Bluff House Club 12 units 365-4247 Cocobay Cottages 6 cott 800-752-0166 Green Turtle Club 35 rm 365-4271 Island Properties + 34 hse 365-4047 New Plymouth Inn 9 rm 365-4161 Ocean Blue Properties + 34 365-4636 Other Shore Club 365-4226 Roberts Cottages 3 cott 365-4105 Guana CayDive Guana + 11 hse 365-5178 Dolphin Bch Resort 4 rm 10 cott. 365-5137 Guana Sunset Beach 13 units 365-5133 Ocean Frontier 6 cott 519-389-4846 Wards Landing 4 units 904-982-2762 Ruth Sands + 9 hse 365-5140Hope TownAbaco Inn 22 rm 366-0133 Crystal Villas 5 villas 321-452-0164 Elbow Cay Prop + 53 hse 366-0035 Hope T Harb Lodge 25 rm 366 0095 Hope T Hideaways + 63 hse 366-0224 Hope Town Inn 6 rm 4 Villas 366-0003 Hope T Villas + 3 hse 366-0266 Lighthouse Rentals 4 cott 366-0154 Sea Gull Cottages + 4 hse 366-0266 Sea Spray Resort 6 villas 366-0065 Tanny Key + 43 hse 366-0053 Turtle Hill 4 villas 366-0557Hotels and House Rental AgentsLubbers QuartersSea Level Cottages 4 hse 366-3121Man-O-WarIsland Home Rentals + 2 hse 365-6048 Schooners Landing 5 condos 365-6072 Waterway Rentals + 14 hse 365-6143 Marsh Harbour areaAbaco Beach Resort 82 rms 367-2158 Abaco Real Estate + 6 hse 367-2719 Abaco Towns 16 apts 367-0148 Ambassador Inn 6 rms 367-2022 Bustick Bight Resort 8 rms 367-3980 Conch Inn 9 rms 367-4000 Living Easy + 16 hse 367-2202 Island Breezes Motel 8 rms 367-3776 Lofty Fig Villas 6 eff 367-2681 Pelican Beach Villas 6 cott 367-3600 Regattas 32 apts 577-6764 HG Christie + 11 hse 367-4151Sandy PointOeishas Resort 366-4139 Pete & Gays Resort 14 rm 366-4119 Rickmons Bonefishing 10 rm 800-628-1447Spanish CaySpanish Cay Resort 18 rm 6 hse 365-0083Treasure CayBahama Beach Club 88 units 365-8500 Brigantine Bay Villas 5 units 877-786-8455 Treasure Cay Resort + 95 rms 365-8801 Marks Bungalows 4 units 365-8506 Abaco Estate Services + 365-8752 Island Dreams Rental + 357-6576Turtle 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 2012 OPEN RUM RUNNERSBAR & GRILLOPENThursday to Sunday 3pm Until Serving the best in Tropical Island Favorite Drinks Martinis, Frozen Daiquiris, Beer Specials, High Balls. Enjoy a relaxed atmosphere with music from the 60s, 70s & 80s We make going out fun! Live Local Entertainment by ESTIN SAWYER Saturday nights from 9pm MidnightLocated Next to Insurance Management Rum Runners looks to grow night life scene on AbacoRum Runners, the new late night bar and grill in Marsh Harbour, is aiming ian Miller, one of the managing partners, they are catering to the mature crowd who enjoy light music, great food and unique drinks. Uprooting from Grand Bahama, the crew and partners at Rum Runners say that Abaco is the place to be. Alphie Butler, originally from Crown Haven, is another partner in the business along with Ian Higgs and Roger Farrington. When they, along with Ms. Mill er, moved the business from Grand Baha ma they were made ownership partners in the business that was originally run solely by Ms. Miller. Having an ownership stake is motivating and adds to the jobs fun, ac cording to them. according to Mr. Butler, it becomes much more personal. We pour more of ourselves into the job and work harder to satisfy our customers. Its now our business too, and Located in the building next to Insurance Management, Rum Runners is poised to become an anchor business in what can along with the other restaurants, bars and retail outlets running along the harbour past Abaco Beach Resort. An already popular stretch of property, the injection of new business may bring the energy back to the recession weathered area. Further BusinessAccording to Ms. Miller, Rum Runners will be offering a product that adds to the area and complements the surrounding competition. With a focus on a mature atmosphere, the bar and grill plans on late nights, soft music and unique drink spe cials to draw their crowd.Deck added at Chopsticks Chopsticks, a restaurant located on Roderick Corner behind the old M n R Building in Marsh Harbour, has recently added a large deck to the left corner of the building. Owners Shuvalo and Virginia Roberts added the deck to allow their custom ers to dine outside and watch the game of their choice on game nights. The deck has not yet been covered but it will be soon to protect patrons from the elements. The take-a-way specializes in Chinese and Bahamian dishes, burgers, and snacks along with traditional Bahamian sides. Auskell adds plastic surgeon to its list of physicians The Abaco Auskell Medical Centres Surgical Centres new addition to the phytic surgeon. Dr. Rasmussen works out of West Palm Beach, and she recently begun working in Abaco at Auskell. She offers a wide scar evaluations and biopsies, which can be performed at the Auskell Surgical Centre. Dr. Rasmussen offers local consulta tions for potential plastic surgery patients and offers both invasive and non-invasive procedures. Also offered are hair removal treatments as well as cosmetic and reconstructive surgeries such as tummy tucks, face lifts and non-surgical enhancement. With the new surgical center fully operational at Auskell, Dr. Rasmussen and more complex procedures can be perAuskell sends a thank you to all those For appointments and further information, Abaco Groceries rewards customers Like The Abaconian on Facebook for more

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June 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 23 Dive ShopsAbaco Dive Adventures, Marsh Harbour ..................... 367-2963 Above & Below, Marsh Harbour ................................. 367-0350 Dive Abaco 1978, Marsh Harbour .............................. 367-2787 Froggies, Hope Town ................................................. 366-0431 Treasure Divers, Treasure Cay ...................................... 365-8571 Brendals Dive, Green T. Cay ....................................... 365-4411 Dive Guana ................................................................ 365-5178 Man-O-War Dive Shop ............................................... 365-6013 A & P Car Rentals ............................................. 367-2655 Abaco Dorado Boat Rentals .............................. 367-1035 B & B Boat Rentals ........................................... 367-7368 Bargain Car Rentals .......................................... 367-0500 Blue Wave Boat Rentals ................................... 367-3910 Concept Boat Rentals ....................................... 367-5570 Cruise Abaco. .................................................... 577-0148 Quality Star Car Rentals (Texaco) ...................... 367-2979 Rainbow Boat Rentals ...................................... 367-4602 Rental Wheels Scooters, Bikes, Cars .................. 367-4643 Richs Boat Rentals .......................................... 367-2742 Sea Horse Boat Rentals .................................... 367-2513 Sea Star Car Rentals ......................................... 367-4887 The Moorings Boat Rentals ............................. .367-4000 Brendals Dive Bikes & Kayak rental .................. 365-4411 C & D Cart Rental ............................................. 365-4084 Cruising Cart Rentals ........................................ 365-4065 D & P Cart Rental ............................................. 365-4655 Donnies Boat Rentals ....................................... 365-4119 Kool Karts ........................................................ 365-4176 Reef Boat Rentals ............................................ 365-4145 Sea Side Carts & Bikes ...................................... 365-4147 T & A Cart Rentals ............................................ 375-8055 Donna Sands Cart Rentals ............................... 365-5195 Dive Guana Boats & Bikes ................................. 365-5178 Orchid Bay Cart rentals ..................................... 354-5175 Lubbers Quarters Cruise Abaco ............................................. 321-220-8796 Man-O-War Conch Pearl Boat Rentals .................................. 365-6502 Ria-Mar Golf Cart Rentals ................................. 365-6024 Waterways Boat Rental ................ 357-6540 & 365-6143 Cats Paw Boat Rentals ..................................... 366-0380 Elbow Cay Cart ................................................. 366-0530 Hope Town Cart Rentals .................................. 366-0064 Island Cart Rentals .......................................... 366-0448 Island Marine Boat Rentals .............................. 366-0282 J Rs Cart Rental ................................................ 366-0361 Sea Horse Boat Rentals .................................... 366-0023 T & N Cart Rentals ............................................ 366-0069 Adventure on Prozac Kayak ............................ 365-8749 Blue Marlin Rentals. ......................................... 365-8687 Cashs Carts ...................................................... 365-8771 Cornish Car Rentals .......................................... 365-8623 JIC Boat Rentals ............................................... 365-8582 Triple J Car Rentals ........................................... 365-8761 Abaco Adventures Kayaks ............................. 365-8749 Visitors Guide Prices $ Low, $$ Moderate, $$$ Upper (Based on dinner entree range) + Picnic tables & restroom only Provides ride from town Abaco Pizza. ................................ $ .................. 367-4488 Anglers ................................... $$$ .................. 367-2158 Blue Marlin ................................. $ .................. 367-2002 Curly Tails ............................... $$$ .................. 367-4444 Ginos .......................................... $ .................. 367-7272 Golden Grouper ........................ $ .................. 367-2301 Island Family Rest ....................... $ .................. 367-3778 Java Coee House ....................... $ .................. 367-5523 Jamies Place ............................. ..$ .................. 367-2880 Jib Room .................................. $$ .................. 367-2700 Kentucky Fried Chicken ............... $ .................. 367-2615 Mangoes ................................. $$$ .................. 367-2366 Pops Place + .............................. $ .................. 367-3796 Snack Shack + ............................ $ .................. 367-4005 Snappas .................................... $$ .................. 367-2278 Wallys .................................... $$$ .................. 367-2074 Abaco Inn .............................. $$$ .................. 366-0133 Capn Jacks ................................ $$ .................. 366-0247 Harbours Edge ......................... $$ .................. 366-0087 H T Coee House (B & L) .............. $ ................. .366-0760 H T Harbour Lodge .................. $$$ .................. 366-0095 Munchies .................................... $ .................. 366-0423 OnDa Beach .............................. $$ .................. 366-0558 Sea Spray ............................... $$ .................. 366-0065 Sugar Shack + ............................ $ .................. 366-0788 Petes Pub .................................. $$ .................. 366-3503 Cracker Ps ................................. $$ .................. 366-3139 Dockn Dine ................................. $ .................. 365-6139 Island Treats Snack Bar ................ $ .................. 365-6501 Bakers Bay Market Place ...... $$$ .................. 612-1021 Grabbers ................................... $$ .................. 365-5133 Nippers ..................................... $$ ................. 365-5143 Orchid Bay ............................... $$$ .................. 365-5175 Coco Beach Bar & Grill. ................ $ .................. 365-8470 Florences Cafe ............................. $ ................. .365-8354 Spinnaker Restaurant ............. $$$ .................. 365-8469 Touch of Class ........................ $$$ .................. 365-8195 Treasure Sands Club ................ $$$ ................. .365-9385 Blu House ............................. $$$ .................. 365-4200 Jolly Roger Bistro ...................... $$ .................. 365-4200 Green Turtle Club .................... $$$ .................. 365-4271 Harveys Island Grill ................... $$ .................. 365-4389 Lauras Kitchen ......................... $$ .................. 365-4287 McIntoshs Restaurant .............. $$ .................. 365-4625 Miss Emilys Restaurant ............. $$ .................. 365-4181 New Plymouth Inn .................... $$ .................. 365-4161 Pineapple Restaurant Bar & Grill $$ ................. 365-4039 Plymouth Rock Cafe .................. $$ .................. 365-4234 Sundowners .............................. $$ .................. 365-4060 Sandy Point Nancys ...................................... $$ .................. 366-4120Everyone reads The Abaconian B. Electricity Corp 367-2727, 367-2846, 367-4667 Water & Sewerage 475-1499, 475-5518 The following services are provided by volunteers Fire Marsh Harbour 367-2000 Fire Man-O-War 365-6911 Treasure Cay Fire & Rescue 365-9111 BASRA Bah Air Sea Rescue Assoc all areas Marine VHF 16 Hope Town 366-0500 Marsh Harbour 367-3752 Guana Cay 365-5178 Treasure Cay 365-8749 Abaco Family Medicine Marsh Harbour ...................... 367-2295 Auskell Advanced Medical Clinic ................................ 367-0020 Integrated Medical Center .......................................... 367-1304 Emergency ............................................... 458-1234 Marsh Harbour Medical Centre ................................... 367-0049 Government Clinic Marsh Harbour ............................ 367-2510 Corbett Clinic Treasure Cay ......................................... 365-8288 Government Clinic Coopers Town .............................. 365-0300 Government Clinic Green Turtle Cay ........................... 365-4028 Government Clinic Hope Town ................................... 366-0108 Government Clinic Sandy Point .................................. 366-4010 Government Clinic Fox Town ...................................... 365-2172 Blu House ....................... 45 ......... F ......... 365-4200 Green Turtle Club .............. 32 ......... F ......... 365-4271 Black Sound Marina .......... 15 ..................... 365-4531 Other Shore Club ............... 12 ......... F ......... 365-4195 Abaco Yacht Service ........... 10 ......... F ......... 365-4033 Treasure Cay Marina ........ 150 ......... F ......... 365-8250 Man-O-War Marina .......... 26 ......... F ......... 365-6008 Boat Harbour Marina ...... 183 ......... F ......... 367-2158 Conch Inn .......................... 75 ......... F ......... 367-4000 Harbour View Marina ........ 36 ......... F ......... 367-2182 Mangoes Marina ............... 29 ..................... 367-4255 Marsh Harbour Marina ...... 52 ......... F ......... 367 2700 Hope Town Marina ............ 16 ..................... 366-0003 Hope Town Hideaways ................................ 366-0224 Lighthouse Marina .............. 6 ......... F ......... 366-0154 Sea Spray .......................... 60 ......... F ......... 366-0065 Spanish Cay Marina ........... 75 ......... F ......... 365-0083 Bakers Bay Marina .......... 158 ......... F ......... 365-5802 Guana Hide-aways ............ 37 ..................... 577-0003 Orchid Bay ......................... 64 ........ F ......... 365-5175Boats can clear Customs at Green Turtle Cay, Treasure Cay or Marsh Harbour Abaco Eco Tours & Kayak rental ....................... 475-9616 ................ 367-2936 ......................... 367-4117 Abacos Nature Adventure ............................... 577-0004 ..................... 367-0350 Adventure on Prozac T Cay ............................ 365-8749 ...................... 365-4411 C & C Charters Treasure Cay ........................... 365-8506 Dive Abaco 1978, Marsh Harbour .................... 367-2787 ............. 366-0024 Abaco Air Nassau, N Eleuthera, Moores Is ........................... 367-2266 Air Gate Aviation Daytona/New Smyrna ........................... 367-3636 American Eagle Miami ..................................................... 367-2231 Bahamasair Nassau,W. Palm B, Ft Laud ............................ 367-2095 Continental Connection Miami Ft. Laud and W Palm Beach .............................................. 367-3415 Craig Air Center North Florida ........................................... 367-3522 IBC Airways Ft.Lauderdale, W Palm Beach ......................... 367-1336 Locair Fort Lauderdale ............................................. 1-800-205-0730 Regional Freeport ............................................................... 367-0446 Sky Bahamas Nassau/Ft. 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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 375-8068 477-5996 367-0367 375-8550 366-2163 367-3526 367-3577 367-3941 North Abaco 477-5037 365-0120 365-0024 365-2405 Sandy Point 366-4323 366-4107 366-4249 366-4486 Treasure Cay 559-9117 Casaurina Point 366-3058 Cherokee 366-2107 366-2115 366-2284 366-2177 Crossing Rocks 366-3259 Green Turtle Cay 365-4261 365-4070 Hope Town 366-0234 366-3141 Man-O-War 365-6502 Charter Boats 366-0101 366-0266 366-0245 366-3143 365-5140

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June 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 25 VOLUME 20 NUMBER 11 JUNE 1ST, 2012 Ingraham bids farewell to supporters Five days after the former prime min ister the Rt. Honorable Hubert Alexander televised his resignation, he returned to his constituency of North Abaco. Faithful supporters greeted the former leader of the Free National Movement at the Treasure Cay public beach on May 13. Supporters were proudly wearing their colour red in celebration of the former FNM party leaders service. Some of the leaders accompanied Mr. Ingraham on his return home after the election. Among them was Hubert Minnis, the new leader of the opposition in the House of Assembly. Mr. Minnis expressed his profound gratitude for Abaconians unwavering support of Mr. Ingraham and the FNM party over the past years. Mr. Minnis thanked Mr. Ingraham personally for the role he played in the development of his political career within the organization of the FNM. Mr. Minnis emphasized that the FNM will remember the contributions Abaco made in making the Bahamas a bet ter place. He noted that Abaco has been an FNM stronghold for many years and under its government the new international airport that will not only improve air trans port and service but will provide additional jobs and rekindle the economy. He also boasted that Abaconians are cility coming to Marsh Harbour, another project powered by the FNM visions of taking modern healthcare into the next Mr. Minnis appealed to the people to maintain their standing and send a clear message in the possible by-elections that Please see Ingraham Page 2 Top swimmers from around Abaco compete in the Perry Cooke Memorial Swim Meet

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Page 26 Section A The Abaconian June 1, 2012 After Mr. Minnis remarks, the crowd cheered on former Prime Minister Mr. Ingraham as he began his address. He appointing him as the candidate of choice for North Abaco. He thanked the people electing him on eight consecutive occa sions, twice as a PLP candidate, once as an was especially grateful to the people of this great nation who gave him the privileged opportunity of serving as the Prime Minis ter of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas. Mr. Ingraham conceded to the defeat of the election held on May 7 after the Bahamian people rejected the FNM government. Mr. Ingraham announced that people of Abaco will again appoint another candi date of choice to run in his stead when he May. The FNM held a formal convention to elect a New Leader of the party. Mr. Ingraham had led the FNM for ready to retire. He also stated that he will resign his seat in the House of Assembly tirement age for civil servants. Mr. Ingrahams only request was for the good people of Abaco to accept his resignation, saying, I wish to return your Ingraham From Page 1 Former Prime Minister wishes to return seat to the people

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Page 28 Section A The Abaconian June 1, 2012 launches its mentoring program Beyond launched its mentoring program on set of students and adults who took part in their Brides of the Caribbean Bridal Show. Coordinator Bekera Taylor informed the young people of the grant that the government gave the group to assist in purchasing supplies for the groups upcoming Technical and Hospitality Training Center. This mentoring program has been a life dream of Ms. Taylor, who believes that someone needs to guide the career choices of young people while networking and being exposing them to al that life has to offer. Language Services opens on Abaco Ritchie Eyma and his wife Roshanne Minnis-Eyma moved to Abaco this year and in April opened Ritchie Eyma Language Services in Royal Harbour Village on Queen Street in Nassau and even after moving to Abaco, still services his clients there. The services he provides include translation, interpreting, and teaching Hai tian Creole, French, and Spanish. Mr. Eymas goal is to teach students how the brain works as they learn the lan guage chosen so that they can begin speak ing it as quickly as possible. He does not use one method in his classes but changes it every 15-20 minutes, which serves to moti vate and excite the students. He is currently teaching beginning Haitian Creole classes, which will last for six weeks. The students are all adults, but Mr. Eyma can also teach school age children. While in Nassau, he offered corporate classes to BTC, Fidelity Bank, and others and hopes to begin similar collabo rations with businesses on the island Mr. Eyma can be contacted by call ritchieeyma.com.Long Bay PTA Board holds surprise dinner for teacher appreciation The third week of May has traditional ly been set aside every year to honor teach ers. This year, the PTA Board of Long Bay School decided to have a surprise dinner for the entire staff at the school rather than sending them to a restaurant like past PTA Boards have done. On May 17, students and the PTA Board members escorted the teachers and staff into the school auditorium. Their spouses were also present to enjoy the grand meal prepared. According to PTA President Mona Bain, this made the event more personal which allowed them and other parents to cook and serve the food. The students served the food to the teachers. The menu consisted of veggie steak, shrimp and chicken, cheese and fruit plat ters, and an assortment of desserts. Soft gospel music was played while dinner was served followed by the presentation of gift bags to all fourteen teachers and staff. The members of the PTA Board are Baillou (who also serves as Secretary), Treasurer Shannell Oliver, Teachers Representatives Berlin Dormeus, Barry Gomez and Ms. Moultrie, and Chaplin Clyde Bain.Summer program to focus on character building The Holistic Learning Center will be hosting a summer program that will focus on a variety of activities including character building, math and language skills, Bible trivia, board and video games. The program will also engage the creative side of students by introducing bead ing, arts and crafts, headband making and jewelry making. There will also be outdoor sports for the boys and those girls who like to play sports. The registration for the program ends registration fee must be returned and paid. to 14 years old and will last from 9 a.m. to noon. One-on-one tutoring will also be available. application form. Ms. Taylor is a strong believer that every individual is born with a purpose but often needs to be challenged for their pas sion and purpose to be ignited. The group meets once each month when they discuss issues, socialize, and brainstorm products to be made and upcoming fundraisers. Rangers host Rangers on Abaco have been working to learn various aspects of the Defense Force this year. As it got closer to their installment ceremony, they engaged in various self-help programs. mini-social held at the Anglican Parish Hall on May 4. The event was well supported by high schools. Tickets were sold, food was served, and music was played as the students socialized in a safe environ ment. On May 12, the Rangers held a grill and car wash at the AID parking lot in Marsh Harbour. Approximately thirty Rangers from Central and South Abaco were in attendance. They served chicken and ribs with various sides. The Ranger Program donated all of the items. They used money that they raised previously to fund other events. The community responded well with many of them leaving their cars to be cleaned then came back for them and got something off the grill. These programs were held to purchase the uniforms for the Rangers. of the Ranger Program are Leading Seasell, Leading Seaman Eddie Rolle, Marine Seaman Enoch Smith and Marine Seaman Wildino Fox. Also present were advisors Katherine and Victor Cooper.

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June 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 29 Customs Brokers Customer docking Homemade bread Complete line of groceries Frozen foods, fresh fruits & vegetables Block & crushed iceGreen Turtle Cay Ph. 242-365-4171 Fax 365-4072Located on the harbour front The Law Enforcement Torch Light ing Ceremony was held the morning of May 12. Starting at the Airport Roundabout, this is the second event of the Spebeing held on Abaco. The local Police were represented by Royal Defense Force Rangers were present and the Torch bearer was Coast Guard Lt. Karin Evelyn who was sent to Abaco to represent the United States Embassy. She held the Torch while it was being lit by Every Child Counts Eric Sawyer. fense Force Rangers, started the run towards Don Mackay Boulevard. They were vy Few members who were riding motor bikes. A delegation of parents, teachers, supporters and photographers had gathered to witness the athletes departure towards town. Included in the crowd was Ms. H. Superintendent. Two delegates from the Special Olympics Board, Chairman Nello Lambert and Cleopatra Adderley, were among the spectators who subsequently formed a parade. Lt. Karin carried the Torch for the next athlete who carried it for the next two miles and so on up to Murphy Town Park where the athletes, accompanied by Detec tive Boyd, circled the track. Special Olympics Torch Lighting Ceremony held in Abaco Caroline Sawyer, one of the organiz ers, thinks that approximately 150 people joined the athletes along the way as they ran through Dundas Town. At the Park, tents had been set to shel ter refreshments and drinks that awaited the participants. The Island Waves Band and singer Ashton Sawyer were also in place near the track to accompany the last part of the ceremony with tropical rhythms. It was early afternoon when the function ended. The Abaconian congratulates all the high school graduates this month. The best of luck to you as you pursue your dreams.

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Page 30 Section A The Abaconian June 1, 2012 Bahamas Sea Base Scouts Program continues in memory of Maggio The marine scouts program started ginning of its twenty eighth season. The on Abaco on May 21. There are usually over 100 scouts spread out on different boats, mentioned Kim Cansler, who is the Sea Base director. Her husband, Steve Cansler, replaced Mr. Maggio as the new Bahamas Sea Base Marine Superintendent Together they now run the program. have been part of the program for the last six years and were thoroughly trained by the former Superintendent to eventually replace him. We are thankful to him for the time There are now ten boats registered in the program. They boast an international crew of captains from as close as the Unit ed States to as far away as New Zealand, South Africa, France, Ireland and England. A lot of the participants are from the mid-west of the United States. For them, discovering the island life and environment is a completely new experience. During their stay they learn about boating, snorkeling and reef-care. Most of them have not seen anything like the under-water scenes we have the wildlife and are mesmerized by the lit changing experience for the people who One of this years new captains, a 21 year old man, was a scout formerly enrolled in the Sea Base program. The program is expected to run smoothly, weather permitting, until August. St. Francis teacher receives cheque from Heritage Fund drawing By Canishka Alexander On May 22, Ruby Lewis, sales man ager for Heritage International Scholarship Trust Foundation, visited St. Francis de Sales School to present a $500 cheque to Coreisa Kemp. Ms. Kemp is a teacher at the school who was selected as a recipi ent during their annual drawing for parents who participated in their birthday club. tage offers an Education Savings Plan to parents with children between the ages of 0-13, and Kemp had signed her daughter Shania Kemp up for the plan during one of Lewis visits to the school. Shania soon received a birthday card, and her mother was didnt want to do the questionnaire, but she decided to follow through. A few weeks sephine Kumar contacted her to tell her that she was selected as the winner. Ms. Kemp said: I am very thankful, and if it had not been for Ruby Lewis visit to our school, and Mrs. Kumar, I would have never heard about Heritage. Because of them I joined Shania in Heritage, and Im now a recipient of $500. We are not getting any younger, and our salaries are not being raised, so we need to do some thing to help our children in their educa Because Abaco is a part of the group the she covers, Ms. Lewis expressed satis faction over Ms. Kemps win. Even more education plan is the best gift that a child can be given. Lewis explained. As a matter of fact its According to Ruby Lewis, the Heritage Plan also covers the parents at no cost for disabilities and sickness, the plan is transferable, the company pays six percent interest and it remains that way throughout the entirety of the plan, and the earlier the child is enrolled in the plan the lower the contribution amounts. She added that once childs postsecondary education, Heritage provides US dollar cash scholarships toward the next three years. Please see Heritage Page 8

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June 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 31 The High School Department of Agape Christian School gave two performances of its annual drama presentation in the schools Grace Gym on May 17 and and dancers, all of whom came together to dents, who ranged in age from grades 7 to 12, were all members of the Drama Club who had selected drama as their elective. Only a very small amount of time is allowed in the timetable each week for an elective so the students devoted much time during their lunch hours and after-school for rehearsals in order to perfect their performance. Their dedication was all the more praiseworthy since many of them come from far distances on the mainland and also from the cays. Agape Christian High School presents The Prodigal This years play was entitled The Prodigal and was written and direct ed by the schools very talented music teacher Ms. Courtnee Romer who amaz ingly writes and directs four musical plays a year, one for each department of the school. The play was loosely based on the story of the prodigal son from the Bible but instead featured a girl who left home against her familys wishes to try and get into a modeling career in New York. Of is welcomed with open arms by her mother and eventually by her sister. The actors were well chosen for their parts and were all very convincing. They all deserve a great deal of praise for their professionalism and memorization of all their lines. Special mention should be made of Maxine Bass who played the lead character, Anna, as she had an incredible amount to remember and did so impecca bly. Christopher Sawyer provided a special slice of light relief in his portrayal of the character Philippe with a very convincing, phony French accent. The quartet of singers who performed at the beginning of each scene helped tell the story in song. Their voices were beau tiful, blending well and they were a delight to listen to. Special mention should be made of Brieonna Russell who played the part of Lisa and was outstanding in her singing of the solo Born this way. Also Kendall Stubbs who played the part of Mr. Knox and sang a very moving solo Who am I? for which he received much applause. The dance team was choreographed Please see Prodigal Page 8

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Page 32 Section A The Abaconian June 1, 2012 Guana Freight Services 242-365-5190 Great Guana Cay guanafreight@hotmail.com There are currently 25,000 students Plan; however, Ms. Lewis is interested in increasing the numbers of students on AbHeritage provides. Ruby Lewis can be contacted at eesp.com. Heritage From Page 6 by Stacey Adderley who also did the set design. Many other teachers and friends painting, sound, lights and woodwork construction all of which helped to make an excellent performance. The performers received a very well deserved standing ovasong. In a vote of thanks, Mr. Kevin Sawyer commented on the tremendous amount of talent there is in this country, a lot of which was onstage that night and he urged the audience to give the young people the encouragement and guidance they need.Prodigal From Page 7 By Canishka Alexander Quitel Charlton, a 12th grade stu dent from St. Francis de Sales School, competed in Toastmaster Internationals National Speech Contest. The com petition was offered to students involved in the organizations Youth Leadership Program. The speech contest took place at Evangelistic Quitel was selected to represent Abaco in a contest that was described as the given three topics to choose from, and Quitel spoke on the topic: The Bahamian She explained that the approach she took was different. During her speech, she told her audience that society has left the youth with no choice but to go out and search for a purpose. However, she also highlighted to the young people that their search for purpose isnt something that has been lost rather it is something they already have. They just have to reach deep within themselves and pull it out. It was yet another winning speech for Quitel, and she received a plaque inscribed with the words: 1st Place Category A. Participation as an outstanding youth toast master in the Youth Leadership Programs Division I National Speech Contest. Although many who follow speech contests see Quitel as a veteran speaker, she admitted that she is still fearful right before competitions. Nevertheless, her fear seems to be the key to her success.St. Francis student Quitel Charlton wins National Speech Contest I am afraid every time I step on the stage; I start to freak out... Please see Speech Page 9

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June 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 33 Abaco Marine PropsPropellers Reconditioned & RehubbedPhone 367-4276 Fax 367-4259 across the street from Abaco Outboards in Marsh Harbour Brass Stainless AluminumSandblasting & Marine grade welding on Stainless and AluminumCertified Propeller Repair TechnicianThe ONLY NNPA Techncian in The Bahamas LITTLE HARBOUR 2.3 acres direct waterfront $350,000.00 20,000 sq. ft. 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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 Jana K. Rasmussen, M.D., F.A.C.S.For a Womans Touch in Plastic Surgery Certified, American Board of Plastic Surgery Available at Auskell Surgical Clinic Week of July 9th For more information about credentials and services, request a yer from Auskell Medical Clinic or Dr. Rasmussen. For appointment scheduling call, fax or email Dr. Rasmussens oce. Free Seminar about Skin Care, BOTOX and Fillers Monday, July 9th 3:30 5:00Phone: 561-833-6688 Fax: 561-655-3609 Website: www.jkrmd.com Groceries All you need & more! Fruit & Vegetables Canned Goods Dairy Products Frozen FoodsPhone or Fax : 366-2022Mon. Fri. 7:30am 6pm Sat 7:30am-7pmThe Place to be is Cherokee!Cherokee Food FairI thank God for giving me the strength and the talent to come out as the best because the competitions hit me with I am afraid every time I step on the stage; ery competition, so I believe its my fear Quitel is only a few days away from other chapter in life. However, she is al ways prepared for whatever comes next. Practice makes it better and when shared. Im always ready. Today Im The Youth Leadership Program is offered to students at Abaco Central High School, Forest Heights Academy and St. Francis de Sales School.Speech From Page 8 ECC participates in Torch Run On Saturday, May 12, many people from the community came out to support Abacos local Olympic athletes. The very talented Island Waves Band added music to the festivities and there was a lot of deli cious food enjoyed by all. The athletes started their journey carrying the torch from the airport roundabout all the way to Abaco Central High School where they continued to show their endurance by running more laps around the schools track while carrying the torch. I had a chance to speak to Nicole DeNardin who helped with this years fundraiser for the Special Olympics in Abaco. She said she was happy to see so much support from the community. This was the passing of the torch for the Special Olym pics. She says she loves working with ath letes throughout the year. While attending this event I also met some exceptional parents and athletes from the community. Dawn Sawyers son, Myron, has been competing in the Special ron competes in Bocce which is a game that resembles bowling but is played on grass. Gia and Hannah compete in the 100 yard relay while Troy likes to compete in the 100 yard dash. All in all, the day was a great suc cess. A community came together to cel ebrate the hero in all of us.College Tour highlights admissions procedures for Abaco students A College Explosion Tour was planned for May 24-27 in Nassau and Abaco. The Ministry of Education partnered with Bahamas Harvest Church to coordi nate a three-day college fair with various representatives from the Bahamas and the U.S. The one-day event in Abaco took place at Change Ministries Church on Thursday, May 24. Some of the colleges in attendance included Spelman College, Morehouse College, Palm Beach Atlantic University, SCAD, Nova Southeastern University, Howard University, Lincoln Technical Institute and Lincoln Culinary Institute. Please see College Page 16

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Page 34 Section A The Abaconian June 1, 2012 Sports Perry Cooke Memorial Swim Meet held in Hope Town rial Swim Meet was held at the Hope Town Community Pool on May 25. Agape Christian School took the Best Overall trophy for the juniors, while For est Heights Academy took the trophy for the seniors. Events were organized into events and heats, which separated the kids by age group, gender and stroke. Boys and girls 50-meter events. Relay events were also held as a form of inter-school competition. Agape Christian School took the junior girls relay, while Hope Town School won the junior boys relay. Forest Heights Academy won both the senior boys and girls relays.

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June 1, 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 Please call 367-2424Between 9am and 5pm Monday through Saturday Well established shoe store located in downtown Marsh Harbour FOR SALE! Priced for quick sale. Serious inquiries only. Sports By Canishka Alexander The Inter-Island Baseball Tournament that was open to players in the nine to 10-year-old division kicked off on ceremony for the tournament took place mid-afternoon the next day at the Murphy tournament, a game took place between the North Abaco Baseball Club and the Central Abaco players. beating Central Abaco, 10-1. Other teams represented at the tournament were: Freedom Farm; Legacy Baseball; and Grand Bahama Little League. Coach George Mills, president of the All-Abaco Little League Baseball Asso ciation, was the master of ceremonies. He opening prayer. Whelma Colebrooke of the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture, began her remarks by sharing the mandate of her ministry in its promotion of recreational programs and activities to develop youths to be equipped as leaders locally and on a national level. She reminded audience members that it is all about building unity, powerful youths and people, and in the process, contributing to a changed commu Next, Craig Kemp, president of the Bahamas Baseball Federation, thanked the All Abaco association members for their hard work. He explained that the purpose of the mini tournaments is to improve the players game for the upcoming nationals, which will be held in Grand Bahama from division attended a tournament in Rock Sound, Eleuthera. I believe the kids enjoyed them ments help them understand what they need to improve on, they bring awareness to the islands, and they garner support for He said that 900 youths are expected to attend the nationals in Grand Bahama, which is being sponsored by the Grand Bahama Port Authority. The large number of participating, and includes six age groups: Please see Baseball Page 13

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June 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 37 Softball season continues following completion of general election By Canishka Alexander Abaco Softball Association President Nigel Bootle made an announcement toward the end of April that all softball games would be postponed until after the general election. About two days after the election, Mr. Bootle distributed a sched ule of games to all teams and association members. tured at Bakers Field in Coopers Town between the Talk of the Town Tornadoes, lowed by a game at 10 p.m. with New Vi sion and the Shiloh Destroyers. The following day, Mr. Bootle noted that an All Abaco Baseball Tournament is scheduled for the entire day. The next round of softball games took place on May 25 at the Murphy Town Ball At 10 p.m., the Creeters Bulldogs went up against the D N R Sluggers. ond game of the weekend against the Talk of the Town Tornadoes. The same goes their second game against the F.E.S. Pea cocks at 10 p.m. that night. coach pitch, which is the seven and eightyear-olds; the nine and 10-year-old divi Grand Bahama Little League team went up against Legacy players in the bronze game; meanwhile, the championship games were played between North Abaco and Freedom Farm. The results for the nine games played on May 19 are as follows: Freedom Farm beat the Legacy players 10-0 in Game One; Grand Bahama Little League and Central Abaco tied 1-1 in Game Two; in Game 3, Freedom Farm scored 12 to North Abacos Game Four to beat Grand Bahama play ers: 3-0; in Game 5, Freedom Farm made a clean sweep against Central Abaco play ers with a score of 11-0; then in Game Six, Grand Bahama won their game against North Abaco by scoring 5-3; it was a close game in Game Seven when Grand Bahama took a two-point lead against North Abaco to end the game 5-3; Freedom Farm swept yet another game in Game Eight against Grand Bahama to leave a score of 7-0; and the Legacy players by garnering 12 points leaving them to settle with a score of one. The tournament was brought to a close on May 20 with a bronze game between Grand Bahama Little League and Legacy, and a championship game between Freedom Farm and North Abaco. Farm took the gold with a score of 20-9 against North Abaco. SportsBaseball From Page 11 Local swimmer to compete in CISCribbean Island Swimming Championships (CISC) will be held in Aruba. Local Miller Albury, who recently competed in CARIFTA, has been selected to help represent The Bahamas. Miller, along with twenty eight other team mates will travel to Aruba to compete. Miller is the son of Bill and Victo and represented the country and island well along with fellow young Abaconians Albury Higgs, Elroy McBride and Shane Re:Focus concert and service held at New Vision Ministries In a time when so many religious organizations are surfacing with doctrines that appear to bring words of deliverance, healing, and prosperity, New Vision Min istries decided to host a Re-Focus Concert and Service that was held on Saturday night May 19 beginning at 7pm and ending Sunday, May 20 with a service at the church. The event began with a concert led by Aaron Keyes and his Band. Aaron Keyes is a worship pastor who has served as a worship leader at Grace Fellowship Church outside Atlanta, Georgia for eight years. He has a passion for restoring the word of God to the foundation of worship and seeing a shift in the next generation of worship leaders to become more biblically empowered worship pastors. The songs they sang proclaimed the goodness of God, his forgiving power and ability to make old things new, and the love of God. He encouraged worshippers to not be ashamed to lift their hands and speak of Gods goodness in their lives. Keyes stated that it is important to let the next generation know that it is alright to dance in Gods presence. He added that he wished that someone had told him that when he was a young Christian. He has noticed that many in the world hold hope for that day when they get to heaven with no regard for today but now, he explained, is the time to enjoy the journey to Heaven. Therefore, they should dance, sing, and shout in the presence of God. Once they get to know God, according to Keyes, they will come to realize that Please see NVM Page 23 Correction: Section B under the story Government Ministries ac knowledge success of local athlete, Albury Higgs was the Abaco Swim Club. She is not.

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Page 38 Section A The Abaconian June 1, 2012 Politics and GovernmentHope Town District Council meets The Hope Town District Council met on May 17 to discuss matters arising in the Hope Town, Man-O-War and Great Guana islands. The proposed 120-foot dock for the Abaco Inn has been delayed until ownership of the land or proof of lease has been approved. A homeowner brought his objections to the Council, claiming that his plans. There have been complaints of a man camping out in a vacant lot in the middle of Hope Town. Homeowners attending the Council complained of the lots unsight liness and the rats that the camp attracts. Police have visited the premises and asked him to leave. Garbage disposal continues to be an issue amongst the cays, with no easy solu tion for the Council presenting itself. They will continue to explore their options for the best way to deal with the islands trash. The derelict barge in Great Guana has been given a week from the meeting to be removed or action will be taken. The owner will be charged in full for the trans portation of the barge to a secure location. Some homeowners in North End on Hope Town have requested that the road leading to and from the settlement be repaired and paved. However, the commu nity is still split on this decision. Others prefer the road to remain the way it is as to the area. The Council suggested that a petition be circulated to make a decision on this issue. Hotel licenses were also presented to the Council, and were approved or deferred until a satisfactory report was submitted. The next Council meeting has been Hole in the Wall Resto ration Committee meets Spilled mercury remains a problem for repair efforts A group of eight people composed of The Hole in the Wall Restoration Commit tee members and stakeholders met at the Ministry of Tourism Training Center on Thursday May 17. Millie Dawkins chaired the meeting. Ms. Dawkins said that one of the committees issues had been resolved: it had been decided that the Bahamas National Trust will assume the role of man agement agency for the Hole in the Wall Lighthouse grounds. Unfortunately, no representatives of the Trust could attend the meeting to verify the extent of the agencys involvement. The members present planned to set a meeting when one or more agents of the BNT could attend. fense Force would be responsible for the functioning of the light. Lieutenant Bain said that the Defense Force personnel will re-install the solar panels, the battery and the light, but not before the mercury that can still be found in the lighthouse has been totally removed. It was suggested to contact Kimberley Wells at the Health Department to initiate the removal of mercury. The Port Authority is to remain responsible for the maintenance of the light house building, but no representatives of that agency were present. Ms. Knowles asked that BNT representatives and Leeland Russell or Richard Cunningham with the Port Authority be contacted. The road leading to the lighthouse was also presented to be a problem that has to be dealt with. Stanley White offered to follow up on this issue. Nancy Albury with the Antiquities, Monuments and Museums Corporation said that some of her equipment could be caves and to assess the depth of the rocks in that area. She will present the assess ment at a subsequent meeting. for the next meeting date, pending contact with the representatives from the Defense Force and BNT. Gary Sawyer named as a Senator

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Page 40 Section A The Abaconian June 1, 2012 t w o and f our passenger cars lif t ed cars car go cars and man y other v aria tions of cars .L oca t ed in S tuar t F r ting fr om P or t of P alm B each or por t of y our pr ef er enc e .C r le Johnst on a e -mail: ear l e championgc@a t t .net G olf C ar S ales and P ar ts f or C lub C ars E-Z G o and Y amaha Auskell Medical Clinic Man O War Hopetown NEW PATIENTS WELCOME!DrLewis@HealthyLifeDoctors.comCall Auskell@ 367-0020FREE REPORT Abaco Chiropractic May 29 June 5 If you suer or are suering from: AUSKELLFREE REPORT ABACO CHIROPRACTICABACO CHIROPRACTIC OCEAN BLUE PROPERTIES Member B.R.E.A. G.P.O. Green Turtle Cay, Abaco, Bahamas Sales, Rentals and Property Management ON GREEN TURTLE CAY: SOLD! Beau Soleil UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT NEW PRICE REDUCTION! $1.2 million SOLD SOLDThe Pink Cottage $899,000 NEW PRICE REDUCTION $225,000 New!!! $599,000 PRICE REDUCTION $895,000 Asking Price $475,000 Roberts House $395,000 Summer Breeze PRICE REDUCTION $495,000 College From Page 9 The advisors and representatives from all the present colleges were avail able after the panel discussion to meet with the curious students. All of the colleges or universities in attendance have a great Bahamian contin gency at their sites and hope that this event will interest more students for the upcom ing semesters. Receiving scholarships that day, which came as a surprise to both recipi ents, were Corrinne Cornish and Tristen Walkes. Professor and students of Ryerson University volunteer at ECC in Toronto, and a group of seven students accompanied by the professor, arrived on Abaco at the beginning of May to spend Golden is a Professor of Sociology and Human Rights at the university. The volunteering plays on the strengths of their academic backgrounds. Five students have graduated as Social Workers and two of them are studying Early Childhood Education. Professor Golden explained, They have a strong background in disability, as they have trained and worked in that envi goals she had for the future and asked the students to explain their involvement with the school during their stay on Abaco. Since the beginning of the month they have contributed mostly to classroom support. Each student is bringing her experience and applying it to the needs of the classroom. Archana Kathir and Erikka Dal Dello, who are used with working with young children, are trying to adapt to the culture while incorporating concepts learned in their study program. They worked full time and are devel oping a dance and performance program. They practice a lot of one-on-one sessions with the children. They both chose to come to volunteer at Every Child Counts and the interaction with the ECC students will be part of their course credits. The Social Work students did not come as an academic placement this year. They are assisting part-time in the class rooms. Even though there are some grants to support them, they are self-reliant as far as the trip expenses are concerned. The next trip will involve longer stay Golden. Presently, the Social Work students are involved in community programs and visit other schools. They are meeting with parents and community leaders. After talk ing to Pastor Silbert Mills, they are hoping to have some air time on the local radio and television network to bring awareness to the community about their work with children with disabilities. Professor Golden hopes to bring journalism students in the future along with sociology and political science students who could handle written projects and write reports. The idea is to help support the future vocational workshop, training center and assisted living facility by bringing over stu That valuable assistance could be of help in the future development of the school. As the end of their stay gets closer, the students happily discussed what their involvement in and out of the school was. Amanda Lewis is already working to obtain money and grants to help support the residents and the workshop. Heather Cox-Giurdon is in the process of preparing a model of what the goals are and keeping track of what is going on in the school to have records handy for some eventual benefactors. Heather, together with Amanda Lewis and April Pisani, coached the athletes who competed in the Special Olympics and accompanied them to Nassau. Please see ECC Page 17

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June 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 41 Murphy Town Vacant Lot $42,000Turtle Rocks, Lot # 3 $34,300 Turtle Rocks, Lot # 2 $32,000Turtle Rocks, $46,173 Bahama Coral Island (Hill Top) $32,000 Treasure Cay Vacant Land $115,000 (REDUCED) Abaco Shopping Center (next door to A & W Travel) www.mariocareyrealtyabaco.com Email: tgstrachan@maricocareyrealty.com MR Real Estate Agent Real Estate Apprentice The Organizers of the First Annual Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run on Abaco would like to thank all the individuals who participated as well as the following organizations who carried the Olympic Torch from the airport roundabout to Abaco Central High School track on Saturday, May 12, 2012. Royal Bahamas Police Force Royal Bahamas Defense Force Royal Bahamas Defense Force Rangers United States Embassy United States Coast Guard Ministry of Tourism Ministry of Education Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture The Scurvy Few Ryerson University Friends of the Environment Insurance Management Hope Town Fire and Rescue Angels Academy K & S Auto Big Cat Equipment Chelseas Choice Cherokee Aviation Arawak Agency Abaco Groceries Marsh Harbour Importers & Exporters APPEAL Abaco Print Shop Fredericks Agency H. G. Christie Marsh Harbour Restaurants Ltd. Gottlieb and Co. Staff, Students, and Parents of Every Child Counts A l l p r o c e e d s b e n e t t h e G r e e n T u r t l e C a y F i r e & R e s c u e D e p a r t m e n t T i c k e t s a v a i l a b l e a t m o s t l o c a l m e r c h a n t s o r c o n t a c t C h i e f T h o m a s S a w y e r a t ( 2 4 2 ) 4 7 5 8 1 9 5 o r e x d a r v i l l e @ g m a i l c o m U n d e r a g e 1 2 h o t d o g d i n n e r $ 5 $ 2 0 b e f o r e J u n e 1 s t $ 2 3 b e f o r e J u n e 2 9 t h $ 2 5 a t t h e D o o r M a x 2 0 0 M a x 2 0 0 T i c k e t s G r e a t S t e a k C o o k O u t S a t u r d a y J u n e 3 0 6 9 p m a t t h e B a s k e t b a l l C o u r t Call: 242-577-0197 or 419-610-6336 Rachel Gillis is going around talking to teachers, parents and volunteers, col does work and what could work better. Stephanie Henthorn has contacted a few of the bigger North American orgato give the school and Ryerson University to see if there are any resources that could be used, such as models of assisting liv ing facilities. She is working from a Human Right approach, using what she had learned in Canada and applying it to the classroom here. She is in the process of developing an information binder including some of the disabilities found in students to help people working with the students, especially volunteers. April Pisani is focusing on the spiri tual side, expending the program on medi tation and mindfulness to help the children develop a sense of self-awareness. She is practicing activities with them to help them calm down. Professor Golden is very enthusiastic about the future of ECC as she plans to spend more and more time on the island. Another plan of hers is to bring disability experts to train local teachers. Mr. Sheldon Levy, President of Ryerson University, has agreed to set aside funds in the amount of $10,000.00 to help professors to come here. She would also like to have Ms. Carole Kominsky, who is a specialist in danc ing for people with disabilities, come and work with the school students. She is also trying to create an alumni group of the stu dents who have come here so they can in from their families and friends.ECC From Page 16 Vyrona Archer honoured at Women of Excellence Conference On the weekend of May 10-12, Vyrona Archer of Dundas Town travelled to Nassau to take part in the Women of Excel lence: Mother & Daughter Vessels of Honour Conference and Honouree Service. Minister Monique Seymour hosts the conference in conjunction with her home church Alpha & Omega Pentecostal Faith Auction to help Latter Rain building fund The Church of the Latter Rain held a Building Fund Auction and Steak Out at the church in Dundas Town on May 19. This event was held in aid of the churchs building fund. The yard sale offered items available for sale such as children and adult casual and dress wear, shoes for all ages, hand bags, CDs and DVDs, fabrics, bathroom towel sets, teddy bears, along with mens and womens suits. Other items that were hot sellers were jewelry, cell phones, kitchen items, and lamps. The auction contained items that were donated for this bidding event. Some of the items included building supplies, windows, sea scooters, bicycles, speakers, power tools, and hurricane impact doors. The event lasted late into the evening. Church that coincides with Mothers Day each year. The aim of the conference is to draw attention to Christian mothers who have scription, she was selected as an honouree. Mrs. Archer served in several minis terial positions and has taken part in a variety of ministry training. She began with teaching Sunday years. She has also participated in training and ministry under Pastor Benny Hinn and Morris Cerrulo. Abaco students recognized at Student By Canishka Alexander Of the 13 students nominated for Abaco by the Bahamas Primary School Student of the Year Foundation, seven of of Amy Roberts Primary School placed ninth; Lilly Higgs of Hope Town School was 14th; and Mikayla Marshall of Agape Chloe Sweeting of St. Francis de Sales School; Giovanno Rolle from Moores Coopers Town Primary School; and Kali na Weatherford from Man-O-War Primary School. The 2012 nominees from Abaco included: Charmiqua Cornish of Treasure Cay Primary School; Alisha Greene of Lightbourne of Central Abaco Primary School; Brianna Sweeting of Cherokee Primary School; and Cadidra Thomas of Fox Town Primary School. talked about her experience. As part of their nomination requirements, the students were asked to write a 400-word essay on the topChloe said she interviewed people there reasons for visiting The Bahamas are for the warm waters, clear skies, bright ed on the awards ceremony, she said the part she liked most was when they called up everyone and presented awards and scholarships to them.Dr. Allen provides seminar on shame By Canishka Alexander Dr. David Allen presented a seminar on the theme Shame: The Hidden Emotion at the Christian Counselling Centre the monthly seminars are now aware that S.H.A.M.E. is an acronym for Self Hatred Aimed At Me. Dr. Allen said that the tragic thing for believers is that we are not aware of our shame because we dont talk about it. However, he warned that when people dont talk about shame it gets bigger and bigger. So people call it a heart attack, they call it a stroke, but if you get the story beChurch NewsPlease see Shame Page 22

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Page 42 Section A The Abaconian June 1, 2012 Sids Food StoreGroceries Toiletries Souvenirs Fresh Fruits & Vegetables Frozen Meat Dry and Canned Goods Homemade BreadsWIDE SELECTION FAST EFFICIENT SERVICE Located Near Town Dock, New Plymouth, Green Turtle CayTel: (242) 365-4055 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 Causing harm was beaten by her boyfriend while visiting a friend in Murphy Town. Causing harm A Spring City woman reported on May 11 that her cousin of Sandy Point was High School. A 14-year-old boy from the Mudd was subsequently arrested. Attempted housebreaking A Central Pines woman was called by her neighbor about noon on May 10 with information that her house was being broken into. The police were called. Their im mediate response caught and arrested two Central Pines men, 21 and 24 years old, in the process of breaking into the house. Shop breaking and stealing At noon on May 12, a proprietor of a liquor store in Marsh Harbour reported that he had been broken into the previous eve ning through a rear door. The cash register was stolen along with 10 packs of Rothmans cigarettes, a total value of $450. The suspect was arrested at 1:30 p.m. on the same day, after surveillance footage was reviewed. He was charged and scheduled the complainant withdrew the matter from the magistrate. Housebreaking At 1:55 p.m. on May 13, a resident of Crown Haven reported a break-and-en ter in the morning of the same day. The culprit stole a piggy bank valued at $35 containing assorted coins and $40 of cash off the kitchen counter. Investigations into this matter are continuing. Disorderly Behavior beach of Treasure Cay on May 13 arrested a 40-year-old male of Blackwood for dis orderly behavior. He was charged for the offence and released on bail for $500. He Housebreaking A resident of Coopers Town reported that her home had been broken into between 7:15 p.m. on May 12 and 12:05 and assorted items were stolen. Investiga tions into this matter are continuing. Unlawful entry and stealing A male of Dundas Town reported that at 10:15 a.m. on May 10 he received a call from his wife stating while she was at home in their bedroom, partially dressed, that a man entered their residence and began moving tools belonging to the com plainant. A 31-year-old male of The Mudd was arrested and charged in reference to this matter. He is scheduled to attend court at 10:00 a.m. on May 15. Housebreaking A 52 year old male of Archers Hill, Dundas Town reported that sometime be2012, some unknown person(s) broke into his residence through a glass window steal ing a black Playstation 2 game system val ued at $200.00. (CDU) arrested a 15 year old juvenile of The Mudd and a 14 year old of Charlie Boo Corner in reference to this matter. An assortment of jewelry and play station 2 complainant. The accused persons were charged in court on May 22. Attempted Housebreaking A woman in Marsh Harbour reported that on May 17 some unknown person(s) attempted to break into her residence through a southern window. The culprit(s) broke the window glass but were unsuc cessful entering the residence. Police are investigating this matter. Assault & Threats of Death A 47 year old man of Dundas Town reported that on Thursday May 17 at about side Club located in Dundas Town, he was approached by a male known to him who slapped him in the face and threatened to kill him. Police are investigating this mat ter. House Fire (Arson suspected) A 20 year old woman from Crossing Rocks reported that at about 12:00am on she received several telephone calls from her family and friends reporting that her of the four bedroom and two bathroom house. Police are investigating the matter which they believe may involve arson. Drowning Reported Bahamas Customs personnel on Spanish Cay reported on May 17 that there was a drowning on the island and requested assistance from the police. year old female resident of Tampa, Florida Tampa, Florida who it was reported had a medical history of heart problems and high blood pressure. He was snorkeling in the area of Spanish Cay when the incident occurred. The police are still investigating the matter. Human Smuggling ing on information received searched a 35ft white Grady-White boat moored at the Crew Harbour located at Fire Road on May on the premises and upon searching the migrants of Haitian descent including six children. The migrants were transported to the Marsh Harbour Police Station (MHPS) and were later handed over to Immigra vessel was seized and secured at MHPS as investigations by Bahamas Immigration ofAssault with a Deadly Weapon A 23 year old male of Marsh Harbour reported that sometime around 2:10pm on School located Dundas Town, a man known to him pulled a knife on him. Police are investigating this matter. Armed Robbery Diner located Don McKay Blvd. in Marsh Harbour reported that sometime around ness an unknown masked man armed with Crime Report

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June 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 43 Across 5. Industry dealing with crops. ________ cleanup they get a free ad in The Abaconian. 7. This Nassau fort fell to Esek Hopkins, but the gunpowder was not there. 9. A unit of speed; sometimes found in ropes. liquours. 15. A large rodent all but extinct in The Bahamas. ruins and The Hermitage. 20. Necessary for thunder. 21. Name for an island chain. 22. Divided into "Greater" and "Lesser;" the West Indies. 23. Home to Haiti and the Domini can Republic. Down 1. Buried by pirates for safekeep ing. 2. The Bahamas, India and Canada are members. 3. For when you want to be under water longer than you can hold your breath. 4. Adjective; Descriptive of being in water. the __________ 10. Music played with a sawthe second word in the phrase. 11. Not true. 12. Derived from cane. 13. A blubbery marine mammal un usual to The Bahamas. between our shallows. pronounced stamen. 19. Pretty beach collectibles.

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Page 44 Section A The Abaconian June 1, 2012 Ron-Paul Cabinets PlusVisit our Showroom Located opposite the old Lowes PharmacyMAY MATTRESS SPECIALSQUEEN ORTHOPEDICMattress $270 or 3 pc set $520KING ORTHOPEDICMattress $370 or 3 pc set $710QUEEN PILLOWTOP MATTRESS $510 Memory Foam Mattress Roll-away Beds 20oz Commercial Carpets $11.50 Sq. Yd Campaign Time in Moores Island When the paint dries, the music stops playing, the food is done and the post ers come down, what do we have left? We have the memory of yesterday's hand shaking ours, and the goose bumps we felt as a result of it. We remember yesterday because it was yesterday. The sky was bring those who we hadn't seen in a while. Yesterday began a new election cam paign and our hopes are revived as Gary Sawyer, Edison Key and Roscoe Thompson present their platforms. As the weeks and months waned the thoughts that crystallized in mind was for a number of Bahamians choosing a politi cal party had no bearing on policies or the character of the representative or intellec tual ideologies and discourse. Voting is an emotional experience and the person who riles us up or has the biggest payout is deserving of our vote. For the politicians this is good news. However for those who are concerned about the upward mobility of the country this is heartrending. There is no tweaking of archaic political views. In fact, just leave it in the quarry. The PLP in Moores Island The Progressive Liberal Partys platform included a sea wall and proper docking facilities to secure the many boats owned by local residents. For athletes the agenda. Even the local school library he promises under the PLP government to books. To this, the crowds who were fully adorned in gold colored shirts, hats and air. The need for proper morgue and burial facilities was also addressed. still did not speak to the development of human resources which is important to the advancement of any country. The FNM in Moores Island The Free National Movements plat form was a terse, Think for yourselves!" At the rally Mr. Key appeared visibly upset with the people of Moore's Island. A number of the local residents report that the antagonistic relationship he shares with them stem from the fact that many resi dents who supported him when he was runrepresentation under the FNM. Mature residents of the Island say that election campaign was more than they had ever gotten in the history of this Island. Interestingly, persons who had been voting PLP all their lives as a result of Mr. might have been a small number to him, but if he continued to show his loyalty to could only grow in number. Key's charter was storming out of Moore's Island. In his absence the street party continued although it was clear from Mr. Keys side there was nothing to celebrate. the school to seize the little prey gathered at their Headquarters. Unfortunately, the little morsel found horsemen back to civilization. The DNA in Moores Island The Democratic National Alliances platform seemed to be action based in Moores Island. Although the party is still in its infancy stages, perspectives turned out in large numbers on. Roscoe Thompson was without calva ry, in jeans and T-shirt. He seemed totally unaffected by the position.

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June 1, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 45 INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES 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 Marsh HarbourThis complex consists of ve octagon buildings. Three single storey buildings and two two-storey buildings. Known as Simmons Place. $399,000 Marsh Harbour Multi-purpose commercial building known as Faith Convention Center. Multipurpose. Appraisal TBA Crossing RocksTwo Storey Commercial Building comprises of First Floor 4 (1) bed 1 bath and six oces, 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 Har bour. Appraisal TBA GREAT GUANA CAYVacant 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. 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 $656,000 COMPLIANCE COMMISSIONANTI-MONEY LAUNDERING TRAINING WORKSHOP THE COMPLIANCE COMMISSION, AS THE SUPERVISORY AUTHORITY FOR NON-TRADITIONAL FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS, WILL BE HOLDING AN ANTI-MONEY LAUNDERING WORKSHOP FOR ALL FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS IN ABACO WHICH FALL UNDER ITS SUPERVISION. ALL LAWYERS, ACCOUNTANTS, REAL ESTATE BROKERS & DEVELOPERS AND COOPERATIVE SOCIETIES SHOULD ATTEND THIS WORKSHOP ALONG WITH STAFF OF THE POST OFFICE SAVING BANK AND BAHAMAS MORTGAGE CORPORATION. THE PURPOSE OF THIS WORKSHOP IS TO HIGHLIGHT ANTI-MONEY LAUNDERING ISSUES SPECIFIC TO THOSE MENTIONED. SOME OF THE SUBJECTS TO BE ADDRESSED ARE: OMMENDATIONSTHE WORKSHOP WILL BE HELD ON THURSDAY 7TH JUNE, 2012 FROM 9:00 A.M. TO 1:00 P.M. AT ABACO BEACH RESORT AND IS FREE OF CHARGE.TO REGISTER FOR THE WORKSHOP, PLEASE CONTACT MS. MILLIE DAWKINS AT THE MINISTRY OF TOURISMS OFFICE MARSH HARBOUR ABACO AT 3673067.ABACO FREIGHTCOURIER SERVICESOcean Air 6671 W Indiantown Rd, Suite 50-456 Jupiter, Florida 33458 Walk-in and special handling nick@abacofreight.com Nick Mazzeo Undaunted by the rain, he presented to hear because the more he spoke the harder it fell. Prior to this rally the DNA has spent in the community to familiarize themselves with voters. Books and writing utencils have also been donated to the local school. Most importantly, it is rumored that Mr. Thompson plans to install a very important solar powered light needed to guide ships coming out from sea into the local Harbor at night. The actions of DNA representative Roscoe Thompson appear to be speaking louder than his words. Moores Island I am concerned about your needs! My People From all political sides the impression is this: election time is the season when purses are unlatched and personal vendettas come to center stage. In the month of April alone, I have witnessed people put on FNM shirts, sit down and enjoy hearty meals at these rallies. The same people a few weeks later could be seen wearing PLP shirts and present to enjoy whatever handouts were being given out there. The following week they could be seen doing the same thing at the DNA rally. This political season begs the ques tion, are people concerned about anything else other than a few bottles of Kalik and free food? Are people really concerned about the poor state of affairs this island is in or are they merely interested in having a good old time? These questions are important considerations because when the rallies are through what we have left are people who need a robust local economy that would employ local residents and This island badly need professional development courses for adults who wish to upgrade themselves, a community cen tre that offers wholesome activities and entertainment for the young people, so that there are clear demarcations for where children congregate and adults. This island needs an aggressive social services divi sion to assist young parents with the chal lenges of parenthood. When the paint dries, the music stops, the food is done and the posters come down, what we have left is people whose hope we must restore and minds we must re-educate. Sometimes the most valuable thing we can give a person is not the mate rial things but training and knowledge that could equip them for a lifetime. My fellow Bahamians how long will we halt between ideas and emotions? How long will we continue to sell our birthright for thirty pieces of silver? Bahamians it is high time we abandon the breast and dine at the table where solid food is provided. The quality of our lives depends on us! a black handgun broke into the business through a western glass door and stole her purple handbag containing an undisclosed amount of money. four inches in height and was dressed in a dark color jacket and long pants, took the bag and made good his escape through the are continuing investigations into this mat ter. Attempted Shop Breaking A 57 year old female resident of at her residence she heard an unknown person attempting to break into a local Caf located below her residence on Archers Blvd. sponded to the scene and met the owner of the Caf, a resident of Central Pines who reported that some unknown person(s) at tempted to break into her establishment through a southern kitchen door. The cul prit caused damages to the door lock but was unsuccessful entering the establish Harbour was arrested in reference to this matter. Assault with a Deadly Weapon A 22 year old female resident of Marsh Harbour reported that sometime around 1:35pm on May 14 while at her place of work she was approached by a black male known to her who brandished a silver blade knife and told her he was going to kill her putting her in fear of her life. the scene where they arrested the suspect, erence to this matter. He was found in possession of a silver blade knife. The accused was charged and scheduled to attend court. Assault & Causing Damages On May 14 an eighteen year old female of the Mudd reported that her brother came home to their residence and beat her about the body and also broke her bedroom window. Police are still investigating the matter. Crime Report Dr. Allen explained that we do many things to destroy ourselves. He said that alcoholism, addiction, sinning, and not loving our brother and sister are all shamebased. Although shame blocks love, the only antidote to shame is love. Thats why the Bible says for God he queried. He ended by telling the story of a man named Lucaya, who was taken into captiv ity. After a while, the chains that bound him were broken, but because he was so accustomed to being enslaved he stayed right where he was never realizing that he was free. In the same way, Dr. Allen chains as though He never came. Dr. Allen scheduled his next semi Centre.Shame From Page 17 Do you have an opinion or viewpoint you would like to publish? email:

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